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Cities welcome new regional jail Correctional Entity (SCORE) – the new jail for misdemeanant inmates – might be interesting to Big jets roared overhead on visit, but one definitely wouldn’t their way to nearby Sea-Tac Airwant to live there. port once every couple Last week the cities of minutes, jarring that pooled their money molars and rendering all to build the $98 million, attempts at conversation 163,830-square-foot jail – outside the walls of the Auburn, Renton, Tukwila, new concrete and glass Federal Way, Seatac, building momentarily Burien and host city futile. Des Moines – got together Inside the structure, Bartley to celebrate its opening, things were different. two years and a month There, 21st century techfrom the Aug. 10, 2009 groundnology and a blanket of soundbreaking. proofing smothered the din of And perhaps to do a bit of engines. Save for the footfalls of told-you-so-ing, according to guards, inmates and the clanking Director Penny Bartley. shut of metal gates, all was quiet. To borrow a saying, the South [ more SCORE page 4 ] By ROBERT WHALE

City shows pride in 9/11 tribute By SHAWN SKAGER

Auburn’s 10th anniversary commemoration of the Sept. 11 attacks on Sunday evoked American pride and spirit while paying tribute to the thousands who lost their lives in the national tragedy. Patriotic music permeated the

Auburn Performing Arts Center – including John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” and selections by composer Aaron Copeland – all performed by the Auburn Symphony Orchestra. The event – “The Triumph of the American Spirit: A Community Commemoration” – felt [ more COMMEMORATION page 6 ]

Team work Sugarfay Sesler, 4, of Auburn, and her stuffed companion build a potato-powered entry for the inaugural Veggie Car Races at Mary Olson Farm last Saturday. Kids used their ingenuity and creativity to build race cars from vegetables donated by the Auburn International Farmers Market. For more information about events at the historic farm and the White River Valley Museum, visit CHARLES CORTES, Auburn Reporter

Boardwalk to grace environmental park Jered Pomeroy, left, and Joe McDonald, of the Washington Conservation Corps, build the underpinnings of the Auburn Environmental Park boardwalk. When it’s all done, the boardwalk will stretch a quarter-mile. robert whale, Auburn Reporter

Jered Pomeroy, Joe McDonald and Garrett Carr, three young guys from the Olympia area – bright, ambitious, strong and inspired to do something to help the environment. The Washington Conservation Corps found a use for all that energy, handed the

guys wood, saws, transits and measuring tape and sent them Auburnward to build a boardwalk through the fledgling Auburn Environmental Park. When they wrap up their work in December, Pomeroy, McDonald and Carr will leave behind something solid, something to be proud of – a quarter-mile-long, elevated boardwalk people can

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VFW Post 1741 member Bob Newman stands proudly beside The Silent Table at the Post’s Aug. 23 meeting. Newman, with the help of his wife Marian, outfitted the table for its inaugural display. The Silent Table honors the loved ones who have been left behind. With the missing comrades table and honors ceremony, Post members can reach out to honor the nation’s prisoners of war and missing in action. Each item on the table is a symbol of significance, such as the white table cloth depicting “the purity of their intentions to respond to their country’s call to arms.” COURTESY PHOTO

Local group in line to receive animal services contract By ROBERT WHALE

King County’s late, late entry into the animal services contract game, on the very cusp of the City’s voting last month on a contract with a group of local veterinarians, failed to set a single pair of official ears a-tingle Monday. Indeed, after weighing King County’s vague alternative to Auburn Valley Humane Society’s (AVHS) detailed proposal and finding corresponding details sorely wanting, members of the City’s Municipal Services committee didn’t even bother to hide a palpable sense of underwhelm. “Seems like more of a critique of AVHS than a proposal of their own,” Auburn Councilwoman Sue Singer groused of King County. “… I know they haven’t changed my mind.” Committee members recommended that the full Auburn City Council approve the animal services

contract with AVHS when the Council meets again at 7:30 p.m., Monday at Auburn City Hall. King County’s critique took aim at AVHS cost figures and tried to argue it could do the job cheaper, but down the line, from tenant improvements to building maintenance, City officials weren’t impressed. “We have thought this out very well,” said Brenda Heineman human resources manager for the City of Auburn. She returned to that phrase time after time. King County had been expected to unveil a formal written proposal at a staff meeting Tuesday, but it dashed those expectations. “They didn’t provide anything written,” Heineman said Tuesday afternoon.

Cost comparison with King County • 2012: King County – $572,837; AVHS, $1,137,253 (includes start up costs) • 2013: King County – $694,820; AVHS, $453,891 • 2014: King County – $799,408; AVHS, $451,343

“I guess they just expected to convince us of the merits of their ideas by talking to us.” Auburn’s contract with King County expires in 2012. Members of the Auburn Valley Humane Society insist they can the job for fewer dollars than King County, running an animal shelter right here and offering better service than residents now get. The City of Auburn will throw both an animal control officer and a building for that shelter into the proposed contract with AVHS. By having control of their own animal control officer and many things that go along with that, the City figures it can recoup its initial $1.1 million investment and start-up costs within two to three years.

The proposed contract calls for the nonprofit AVHS to be ready when the present contract expires. When the City entered into the animal control contract with King County in June 2010, it gave up its dedicated animal control officer and costs shot up. Auburn City Councilman John Partridge asked area veterinarians for ideas. The agreement since hammered out calls for AVHS to operate the shelter in a city-owned building on A Street Southeast, which the City will lease to the non-profit for $1 dollar. The City will provide up to $417,000 toward the completion of tenant improvements there. The shelter’s capacity will be 50 animals per day. If there are more, AVHS has agreed to work to reduce the population through adoption, foster care, other humane societies or other appropriate means. The agreement is for seven years, with the right to extend another seven years, starting in 2012.

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[ SCORE from page 1 ] “We had many naysayers, people told us that we could never do this, we could never build it on the time schedule we had, we could never build it for the budget we had,” Bartley said. “In fact, people told me a couple weeks ago, ‘You’ll never get that project completed.’ And here we are today.” Seven years ago King County first notified South King County cities that they would have to build their own misdemeanant jail because the county would no longer accept inKelly mates from the cities after 2012. The cities also had a jail contract with Yakima County, but the rising costs ultimately made that unsustainable. The cities took the problem seriously and began planning. The cities transported their inmates to the jail Sept. 2, three weeks short of the construction completion date. As of the grand opening day, the project

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At the SCORE ribbon cutting were, from left: Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest; Burien Councilmember Rose Clark; Renton Mayor Denis Law; Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis; Des Moines Mayor Bob Scheckler; Seatac City Manager Todd Cutts; and Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter – still not completed – was more than $5 million under budget. The facility bristles with new technology, including advanced security measures and a video court system that allows inmates to appear before a judge without leaving the jail, eliminating the expense of vehicle transport.

The misdemeanant jail, which houses male and female inmates – will accept felony bookings from member city police departments, investigatory holds that allow an inmate to be held for no more than 72 hours. “I must say,” said Des Moines Mayor Bob Scheckler, “this is the best use of noise-impacted land this

City has. Once upon a time, this land was slated to be – nothing. Nobody was going to use it for anything, and look what we’ve got.” “The south county cities come together in times of need. The mayors have a working relationship, the staffs have a working relationship, we were able to coalesce into a group

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far quicker than most of the rest of the region,” said Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, presiding officer of SCORE’s administrative board. “We moved quickly, we found a site, we came together as a group of cities and said that we would go forward and create a new entity that became SCORE. “Right here, right now,

in concrete is living proof of what cities operating in partnership can achieve,” Lewis added. Also present were Burien Councilmember Rose Clark, Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest, Renton Mayor Denis Law, the Seatac City Manager Todd Cutts and Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton. After the ribbon cutting, some of the taxpayers who’d helped pay for the new jail took guided tours, starting with the 394-foot long main hall, walking along a sober white floor that glows at night to cover for the unlikely event of a power outage. Outside the booking intake area, an inmate, dressed in the standard, black-and-white striped, jail-issued uniform, waited quietly with an escort for processing. “Every inmate is issued the standard, one-size-fitsall underwear,” said former Auburn police chief Jim Kelly, now Deputy Director of the new jail. “Think about that … think about that.” Surely, one man said aghast, that’s asking too much of a pair of drawers. What about severely overweight inmates? “They’ll stretch,” Kelly replied with a smile.









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Prosecutors this week expect to charge the man Auburn police and a SWAT team arrested last Sunday at his home, where he had barricaded himself as police sought him on suspicion of auto theft. King County Prosecutor Spokesman Ian Goodhue said Wednesday that prosecutors expect to charge Ikenna Njoku, 29, with one count of possession of a stolen vehicle by early Thursday. According to Auburn police, at about noon, Auburn Nissan reported a vehicle theft. On-Star located the vehicle in the 1100 block of 32nd Street Northeast of Auburn. Officers confirmed the vehicle was at that address when they looked into the garage and saw it there. Officers then arranged for On-Star to honk the car’s horn. When officers knocked on the door, Ikenna barricaded himself inside, bolting the door and closing the blinds. Police obtained a search warrant and called in the SWAT team. After repeatedly asking Njoku to come out, the SWAT team opened the front door and police arrested Njoku, who allegedly

[ BOARDWALK from page 1 ] be a six-foot wide, wooden structure atop pin pile foundations, with curbing on both sides and guard rails in places where it rises more than 30 inches above the ground, or where there are areas of seasonal standing water. The City broke ground on the boardwalk July 26 at the north end of Western Avenue and the WCC got busy Aug. 1. The cost of construction cannot top $45,000. Project funding comes in part from a Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program Urban Wildlife grant through the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. “The WCC takes people like us with little-to-no experience,” said the 24-yearold Pomeroy, “and has us come out here and work in a group environment, and work not only for ourselves but for the state of Washington. You sign a contract, and at the end of the year you get a $5,500 scholarship toward any kind of schooling you want to pursue, whether it’s something that WCC has exposed you to or something else. I’m going to use it to pay off my student loans and be debt free.” The City is developing the 120-acre, first phase of

September 16, 2011 [5] matched the description Auburn Nissan had given. Njoku has a prior conviction history of robbery in the first degree in 1999 in King County. This is not Njoku’s first time in the news. Njoku On June 24, 2010, Njoku walked into the Auburn branch of Chase Bank to cash a $8,463 Chase cashier’s check he’d brought in the day before. Instead, police officers handcuffed Njoku and put him in jail, where he remained for four days. The bank claimed Njoku had tried to cash a bogus check. Twenty-four hours later, Chase realized its mistake. “I was really embarrassed,” Njoku told the Associated Press at the time. “I got put under arrest in front of a lot of people,” One year earlier, the 28-year-old former construction worker had bought his first home, qualifying for the first-time home buyer tax rebate. According to a letter Njoku’s lawyers wrote to Chase Bank, the Internal Revenue Service had wired more than $9,000 into Njoku’s account. The bank took out $600 to recoup the amount Njoku allegedly owed it for overdrafts and mailed him the $8,463.21 balance in a cashier’s check. When Njoku tried to cash the check, he offered two forms of ID. Njoku said the teller was rude. “She looked me up and down and asked me a series of questions, like where I got the check and what I did for a living,” Njoku said.

the park to provide an open space that offers opportunities for wetland ecosystem restoration, fish and wildlife enhancement, water quality improvement, ecosystemoriented and sustainable economic development, storm water detention and flood control, public education and recreation.

Planting party Volunteers this fall also will plant 2,500 native trees and shrubs in seven planting zones covering 93,000 square feet, along parts of the park bordering the east side of State Route 167 and the north side of West Main Street. The state legislature set up the WCC in 1983 to conserve, rehabilitate and enhance the state’s natural and environmental resources, while providing educational opportunities and meaningful work experiences for young adults between 18 and 25 years of age. It has worked with local, state and federal agencies to finish numerous restoration, recreation, and stewardship projects across the state, among them elevated wooden bridges and boardwalks. The WCC, with 180 members working throughout the state all year, is funded by sponsor organizations, state money and an AmeriCorps grant

from the Corporation for National and Community Service. “It’s definitely changed a lot in my life,” McDonald, 25, said of the WCC. “Before this, I had never picked up a chainsaw in my life. A couple weeks in and I’m up at Mount Rainier, cutting three-footdiameter logs and getting them off the trails. You work all over the place and do a lot of things. It’s tough work, but it’s all to benefit the environment. Before this, I did office jobs my whole life.” Carr, 23, the baby of the group and a Lacey native, has only been with the WCC for two months, but he likes the life. “I applied a year and half ago and went to an interview but I didn’t get job. My mom told me to try again. I did. I got another interview, and at the last minute they put me on this crew because they were short handed. I’m going to go for another year after this one is up.” “I’ve always wanted to work in the environment, work in the woods,” Pomeroy said. “It’s just one of those things where you have to fall into the right spot. This job definitely has given me the opportunity to explore an outdoor education. What could be better than that?”

VRFA invites public to Lea Hill Fire Station dedication The Valley Regional Fire Authority hosts a public dedication and open house at Fire Station 34 on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The community is invited to a day of family fun at their new Lea Hill fire station, 31290 124th Ave. SE, Auburn. Refreshments, demonstrations, equipment and safety displays will be provided. Children can try on firefighter gear, build their own fire trucks,

tour through a fire engine and medical aid vehicle and meet Sparky the Fire Dog and “Pluggie” the fire hydrant robot. Adults can try out a thermal imaging camera used by firefighters, obtain a blood pressure or blood sugar check, tour the facility and learn about home safety. A formal dedication ceremony begins at noon, including a presentation of the colors by the VRFA Honor Guard and dedica-

tion of the facility by the VRFA Governance Board. Voters approved the funding for the construction of the Lea Hill Fire Station 34 as part of a capital projects funding measure passed in February 2008. Originally the old Station 34, located at 31204 124th Ave. SE was slated for remodel, but constructing a new building was shown to be more cost effective.

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Police Blotter Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Sept. 5 and Sept. 8, as follows:

Sept. 5 Attempted car theft: 9:55 a.m., 1800 block of 4th Place Northeast. Police arrested a guy for attempted auto theft after the owner of said vehicle found the would-be thief inside of it, jamming a screwdriver into the ignition. The owner confronted the intruder and pinned him to the ground until police showed up. Bike theft: 11:41 a.m., 307 S. Division St. Somebody stole a bike that had been secured in a bike rack. Police did not disclose a value for the missing wheels.

Day of tribute: Stewart Kershaw, above, conducts the Auburn Symphony Orchestra during ‘The Triumph of the American Spirit: A Community Commemoration’ at the Auburn Performing Arts Center. Below, Gov. Chris Gregoire addresses the crowd. SHAWN SKAGER, Auburn Reporter

Shoplifting: 1:27 p.m., 801 Auburn Way N. A female of an undisclosed age tried to shoplift, well, something from Fred Meyer. Police didn’t disclose the value of the undisclosed item.

[ COMMEMORATION from page 1 ] more like a celebration, focusing instead on the sense of national pride prevalent in the dark days after the attacks while honoring the first responders and armed service members who continue to serve the country today. “Today I’d like to remember 9/11, not only for what it did to us, but for what it did for us as a community and as a country,” Gov. Chris Gregoire told the crowd. Gregoire, an Auburn native and two-term governor, came home as one of the program’s guest speakers. “It wasn’t something that just changed the skyline of one of the most vibrant cities of the world, or the grieving families of almost 3,000 victims,” Gregoire continued. “It was something that, in truth, changed every single American. Our commitment to our values grew. We felt a real sense of collective responsibility and duty. We felt immense pride in the first responders in what they did and how they work and sacrifice. It made it come home for us. What they do every single day when they go out.” Gregoire called or a return to the unity that bound the nation together in the days following the attacks. “Today, 10 years later, I ask if we can’t go back to the spirit we felt that day,” she said. “Despite the worst economic times, despite two wars, despite disappointment in elected leaders or whatever else you might be disappointed in, can we go back and feel that same pride we felt that day? “Remember that sense of responsibility we felt that day, wondering if we could reach out and help someone in New York City or perhaps someone

Theft: 6:56 a.m., 2402 A St. SE. A security camera captured the image of a man trying to thieve two security cameras from Complete Quality Construction. Forgery/Counterfeiting: 2:35 p.m., 1702 Auburn Way N. Police arrested a man for prescription forgery after he tried to fill a prescription

Trespassing: 10:25 p.m., 2402 Auburn Way S. A man previously told to get out of the Muckleshoot Casino and never come back, came

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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 179 calls for service between Sept. 5 and Sept. 11, among them the following:

Aid call: 11:01 a.m., (Algona). Firefighters helped a man who’d suffered a possible stroke after a seizure before a private ambulance transported him to ARMC.

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Sept. 8

Explosion: 4:57 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responded to the 600 block of Ellingson Street Southeast for reports of an explosion but couldn’t find the source. No property was damaged.

Aid call: 12:26 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters helped a child who had fallen from some monkey bars at school, treated him or her and a private ambulance transported the child to ARMC.

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Sept. 9

Aid call: 2:52 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a middleaged woman complaining of chest pain. VRFA firefighters treated the woman at the scene with the help of King County Medics. Medics later transported the woman in stable

Duplex fire: 8:10 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a south Auburn duplex with a fire in a second-floor bedroom. The occupants quickly evacuated the home, making sure the adjoining unit was also evacuated. Firefight-

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Sept. 8 Commercial burglary: 8:32 a.m., 502 Clay St. NW. Somebody stole copper wire out of a substation between Aug. 23 and Sept. 8. Police did not disclose a value for the loss. Controlled substance: 9:27 a.m., 116 2nd St. NW. Police arrested a guy for possession of heroin after they contacted him for trespassing. Officers found the fellow sleeping in a vacant apartment his parents had formerly occupied.

ers quickly put the flames out, limiting fire damage to the room of origin, though smoke damaged most of the entire second floor of the unit. Nobody was hurt, and the occupants were able to stay with neighbors for the time being. The South King Fire Investigation Task Force determined that the fire had been an accident. Aid call: 4:35 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters helped a woman complaining of nausea and generalized weakness, and a private ambulance transported her to ARMC in stable condition.

Sept. 10 Aid call: 1:05 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters helped a man who had accidentally fallen at a care facility, examined him, and left him at the facility with caregivers.

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here at home who might be at a disadvantage,” Gregoire said. “So let’s revive that feeling. Let’s get involved in our communities.” The commemoration included readings by Auburn Symphony board member Nancy Colson and KUOW host Dave Beck, as well as speeches by Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste, Auburn Police Chaplain Michael Hursh, President of the Washington State Fire Chiefs Al Church and Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, who stressed his confidence in the citizens of the United States. “Our time is coming again because America always comes back,” Lewis said.

U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan recently announced that the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs had granted more than $5 million to enhance law enforcement activities in Washington state. The City of Auburn received $33,631 for community policing activities. The awards will be used for critical needs identified by the individual communities, including targeted anti-

gang activities, technology upgrades, training, support for officers in public schools and victim’s services. The largest single grant, $4.5 million, is designed to support multi-jurisdictional efforts to combat gangrelated drug trafficking and violence. The funds help pay for task forces and prosecution that target violent offenders and criminal gangs. That award is to be administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce. An additional $544,750 goes directly to local police forces.

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The numbers are expected to climb, and so are the challenges for those fighting hunger in Auburn. In trying and desperate times, especially with joblessness still caught in the backwash of a lingering, reluctant recovery, food continues to run scarce for local families and individuals. Debbie Christian knows as much. “I’m afraid it’s going to get worse,” said Christian, the executive director of the Auburn Food Bank, “When the economy first took a downturn, you saw a big influx (of people). It balanced out after awhile … but it has stepped up. All of a sudden, we are seeing an increase.” The numbers reflect tough times for people trying to put food on the table. Christian and her staff are serving a staggering 150-160 families – or an estimated 439 individuals – each day. Such a demand puts a strain on supplies. Money stretches only so far, and donations ebb and flow. The food bank constantly juggles supply and demand, welcomes all gracious donations and the continued support of a caring community. And yet, there is no guarantee that every stomach will be filled. A recent report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that the recession made a deep mark on Washington’s families. The number of hungry households in the state shot up nearly 100 percent from 2008 to the end of 2010. Washington state now ranks as the 11th hungriest state in the nation. Washington families experiencing hunger nearly doubled from 88,000 to more than 160,000 from right before the recession’s onset in 2008 and when the data was collected in December 2010. The spike in the state’s hungry households bucks the national downward trend and demonstrates the persistence of the economic downturn that has yet to show significant Mark Klaas

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What about the ‘silent heroes?’ I attended the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 Celebration of Remembrance at Evergreen Park in Bremerton. I met many amazing people, including police men and women, sheriffs, firefighters, service men and women, along with crews from United and American airlines. I had the opportunity to touch one of the steel beams brought from the Twin Towers for a permanent memorial. It was a touching experience and a wonderful day. However, there was no mention of the flight crews during the entire service. I learned of this event on our airlines website. I wished there had been some acknowledgement of these “silent heroes.” I hope this

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assault from the battery of tolls that are now under discussion. To bureaucrats, tolling seems to be like alcohol or pie: once they get a taste, they can’t seem to stop.” I-1125 requires transportation taxes only be used for transportation. Our state imposes one of the highest gas taxes in the nation, collecting billions every year. Before the government double-taxes us [ more EYMAN page 8 ]

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educational and participatory campaign aimed at getting children to eat right. The campaign’s goal is to challenge schools and school districts to increase participation in the federally-funded school breakfast programs by 50 percent in the next two years. School districts that make the greatest improvements will be rewarded. And yet, the problem persists at home. In Washington, the Children’s Alliance estimates that as many as 400,000 children – or 25 percent – live in homes that struggle to put food on the table on a regular basis. The crisis calls for critical and immediate federal and state action. As part of the debt limit agreement, Congress is considering slashing or cutting food aid programs, such as Basic Food (food stamps) and Child Nutrition Programs. At the state level last year, the Legislature slashed food benefits in half for immigrant families. All of which is no comfort to the hungry. “As federal debt negotia-

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signs of recovery for lowincome Washingtonians. The results further confirm what emergency food providers, advocates and those who run critical food and nutrition programs have witnessed in recent years and see each day – the hunger crisis swelled in the shadow of the nasty recession, and the impact falls hard on more lowincome families. “A staggering number of Washingtonians are hungrier after the recession,” said Jon Gould, deputy director of the Children’s Alliance, an advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health, safety, and economic well being of children in Washington state. “As more families face hunger now in a continued downturn, they need food assistance to stabilize them through hard times, help them raise healthy children, and stimulate economic recovery.” Local schools are doing their part. State School Superintendent Randy Dorn joined local school leaders, the Children’s Alliance, Share Our Strength, the Washington State Dairy Council and other partnerships to launch the statewide Fuel Up First with Breakfast Challenge, an awareness, tors and state lawmakers make critical decisions in coming months, ensuring all struggling families and children don’t go hungry should be a priority,” Gould said. “Critical supports, such as food stamps and federal nutrition programs, have worked well to feed families and strengthen the economy. Cutting these supports would have a negative ripple effect, causing more economic distress and hardship.” Hunger and poverty are well acquainted with each other. The nation’s poor has swelled to a record 46.2 million – nearly 1 in 6 Americans – as the prolonged pain of the recession leaves millions struggling and out of work. And the number without health insurance has reached 49.9 million, the most in more than two decades. The sobering figures came from a Census Bureau report released Tuesday. Despite the challenges, local volunteers will look to do their part. Auburn will continue to toil. Help is available. “I worry about those who don’t know we are still here … or are afraid to ask,” Christian said of the food bank. “If you need it, please come, please ask. That’s what we are here for.”




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Always remember The Daughters of the American Revolution, Lakota Chapter in Auburn, presented a specially-made 9/11 flag to commemorate the 10th anniversary to firefighters at Valley Regional Fire Authority Station 31 last Saturday. The red, white and blue flag represents the Twin Towers, Pentagon and Pennsylvania site of the 9/11 tragedy. At the presentation were, from left, Battalion Chief Tim Day, Hilda Meryhew, regent for the Lakota Chapter, and Mayor Pete Lewis. COURTESY PHOTO

[ EYMAN from page 7 ] with burdensome tolls – forcing us to pay twice – 1125 stops transportation revenue from being diverted to non-transportation purposes. In these tough times, the idea of government taking thousands of dollars per year out of family budgets is really scary. People are hurting, and yet Olympia is nonetheless sneaking forward with “anything goes” tolls that are just taxes by another name. If there are going to be tolls, there needs to be accountability and transparency. Without it, tolls will never be accepted by the citizenry. A toll, by definition, is a specific charge used to pay for a specific project. Current law requires tolls to be projectspecific – 1125 reaffirms that basic protection. Tolls aren’t taxes and 1125 keeps it that way. Last year’s 1053 required tolls to be set by the elected representatives of the people. Even in these tough times, citizens might be willing to accept that. But autopilot tolls imposed by a bunch of unelected bureaucrats at state agencies? Not

a chance. Taxpayers will never accept giving unelected bureaucrats a blank check, granting them unlimited power to impose burdensome tolls without any accountability to the people. In the entire history of our state, tolls have always expired after the project is paid for. But Olympia recently repealed that protection. So without 1125, tolls will continue forever – once a toll is imposed, it will never go away. 1125 reinstates the longstanding guarantee that once a project is paid for, the toll will go away. Politicians are seriously out of touch if they think citizens will accept autopilot, never-ending tolls without any accountability or transparency. It’s certainly not a surprise that unelected bureaucrats don’t like 1125 because it takes away their power to tax and toll. The opponents of 1125 are the same forces that pushed last year’s state income tax and opposed last year’s tougher-to-raise-taxes 1053. It makes sense. 1125 simply reinforces the voters’ mandate last November: that taking more of the people’s money has to be an

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absolute last resort. 1125 reinstates 1053’s voter approved protections, closes loopholes, and reinforces existing statutory and constitutional protections. Let me say that again: 1125 simply reaffirms laws and the state constitution’s 18th amendment, which have been protecting taxpayers for decades. Citizens have to follow the law and abide by the Constitution – the government should too. Politicians’ plans need to comply with the Constitution and voter-approved laws – that’s what 1125 requires them to do. Before this year’s session began, Gov. Gregoire said, “I’m not gonna let 1053 stand in the way of me moving forward for what I think is right.” Voters approved Initiative 1053 by a huge margin – don’t let Olympia get away with violating it. Vote YES (again). In these tough times, it’s more important than ever to approve Initiative 1125. Tim Eyman is one of the co-sponsors of “Son of 1053” I-1125. For more information, call (425) 493-9127 or visit www.VotersWantMoreChoices. com

DRIVERS IN THE AUBURN AREA will feel a smoother ride this fall, when repaving work to repair ruts and cracks is completed on exit ramps throughout a five-mile stretch of State Route 18. Construction began Sept. 6 when contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed six ramps on SR 18 between Military Road South and Southeast Auburn-Black Diamond Road. In addition to repaving, crews will install new curbs and guardrails on the exit ramps. The project is scheduled for completion by late fall.

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Gov. Chris Gregoire is the guest speaker for Wednesday’s Suburban Cities Association Networking Dinner at the Tukwila Embassy Suites, 15920 W. Valley Highway. Social hour is 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:45. Early registration is $45 per guest, $50 per guest after Friday. SCA will bill member cities; non-members are asked to pay in advance. RSVP with meal selection by Friday by calling 206-433-7168, or emailing

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GRCC presents volunteer resource fair Green River Community College’s Continuing Education offers Together We Serve, a volunteer resource fair for the community from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Lindbloom Student Center, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Approximately 50 nonprofit and community organizations will be available to provide information on volunteering opportunities. A panel of volunteer experts will be on hand to provide key points and answer audience questions on volunteering. The fair is free and everyone is invited. Together We Serve is designed for: • Those working but wanting to give back to their community. • Students/unemployed wanting experience for job résumés or an opportunity to

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Raised in a 1910 home that was always in process, Auburn’s Katy Selden learned early on to appreciate old things. She is convinced her parents met at a garage sale. Among her first collectibles were paper dolls as a little girl. She soon began to gather decorative items as a teenager. “I like the uniqueness, the personality,” Selden said of all things antique. Selden always has been practical with her money, thrifty with her finds and creative and expressive with her ideas. Her passion for art, interior design and repurposing old things has grown from a hobby into a small business. Her first foray into entrepreneurship took root when she opened the Classic Farmhouse, which specializes in an eclectic mix of vintage, antique and repurposed furniture and home decor. “It’s a gutsy move,” Selden said of her busy shop tucked inside the Sunbreak Café. “I didn’t think I would actually be doing it, but the opening came up and it


BRIEFS look at career possibilities. • Families wanting to set examples for their children on how they can make a difference. • Retirees who want to stay connected to their community. The Auburn Food Bank will be represented and accepting food donations. For information, call 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

WAM succeeds For a first taste test, the Auburn Wine and Music Festival (WAM) was a success, according to organizers. The Aug. 27-28 festival featured live music, games, a car show and wine testing from nine represented wineries. “For a first year, it was fantastic,” said Kelly Jensen, of Auburn Wine & Cavier Co.,

Auburn’s Katy Selden, a collector since she was a girl, has found her niche and market with antiques sales. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter worked out. “It’s been fabulous, better than what I had anticipated.” One look into Selden’s store and the customer is immediately sent back in time. Customers can shop and find all sorts of fun and inspiring, rural-type things with farmhouse flair. The inventory constantly shifts, shuffles and takes on seasonal personalities. The

store offers antique furniture of all shapes and sizes, kitchen ware, games, clocks, lamps and toys. There is a vintage double wash basin, a perfectly rusty rolling bar cart, Dunning-hand carved children’s lamps and a set of white milk glass vases with a beehive-style base. Selden’s growing clientele matches her suppliers. “The more I do it, the more people come to me.

PREPARING FOR LONG-TERM IMPROVEMENTS to the aging regional solid waste system, the Metropolitan King County Council this week set the county’s 2012 solid waste rates. The basic rate for passenger vehicles was set at $17.49, with commercial vehicles paying $109 per ton. The current rate for passenger vehicles is $15.31 and $95 per ton for commercial vehicles.

which co-presented the event with The Auburn Downtown Association. “We had real good support.” Plans are for the WAM to return next year, perhaps offer food and other items suggested by feedback from inaugural festival-goers. “We hope to be bigger and better,” Jensen said. Iron Horse Casino and Trade Route Brewery sponsored this summer’s festival.

Elsewhere John Crowe recently was appointed president and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp., a company with ties to Auburn, where it employs many people at its business unit Vetrotech. Saint-Gobain is one of the world’s largest building materials company, as well as a global leader in the production of high-performance materials and glass containers.

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It’s all about the connections,” said Selden, who grew up in Auburn. “I’m always changing things, always doing seasonal trends. I like to keep it fresh … always rearranging.” Selden stays active in the antique community, attending many flea markets, antique sales and handmade marketplaces in the Pacific Northwest. Those events bring more ideas and greater possibilities. Selden appreciates old things and how they bring life, warmth and an inviting, comfortable feeling to a specific room or place. “Antiques give a home character and a story,” she said.

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Taking a special walk to honor a loved one BY MARK KLAAS

Auburn’s Michael Kopp intends to go the distance and retrace the steps his late wife took in a fight with a terrible disease. “It means a great deal to me to honor her and also to continue to fundraise and try to beat this terrible disease,” said Kopp, who lost his wife, Cheryl, to brain cancer in February. “It definitely needs more attention in terms of how

devastating brain cancer is,” Kopp added. “It is one of the more deadly cancers. In my understanding from Dr. Foltz, the cause is not really known.” Dr. Greg Foltz, who was Cheryl’s specialist, is the director of the Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle. Doctors like Foltz and researchers continue the pursuit to find a cure but need financial support to sustain the quest.

Which makes events like the fourth annual Seattle Brain Cancer Walk on Sept. 24 so important to the cause. Founded in 2008 by volunteers and families, the walk has raised more than $800,000 for research, clinical trials and comprehensive care for an estimated 1,500 brain cancer patients in the Pacific Northwest. Proceeds from the walk - a two-mile stroll around Seattle Center - go directly to patient care and research.

Proceeds will be distributed to the region’s most promising brain cancer research projects, including the Ben and Catherine Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Swedish. The walk is dedicated to providing hope and support for patients who face one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Most patients are given a survival rate of one to two years. Each year more than 200,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with brain cancer or metastatic brain tumor. Primary brain tumors comprise [ more WALK page 16 ]

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Auburn School District Students Outperform State


uburn School District experienced a breakthrough year in academic achievement. MSP, HSPE, and new End of Course (EOC) math scores reveal more students are meeting standard in reading and mathematics.

Three Auburn Schools Exit Adequate Yearly Progress

Elementary students in grades 3, 4 and 5 outperformed the state on the MSP in both reading and math. Third grade reading and math scores are in the top 15% of the state. • 3rd grade overall reading scores are 10.5% higher than the state; math scores are 10.5% higher • 4th grade overall reading scores are 6.7% higher than the state; math scores are 10.2% higher • 5th grade overall reading scores are 10.6% higher than the state; math scores are 7.7% higher Additionally, English Language Learner (ELL), Low Income and Hispanic elementary students in grades 3, 4 and 5 were far above the state scores on every measure:

Middle school students met standard on the state’s new EOC algebra assessment: • 97.2% of 7th grade students met standard • 91.1% of 8th grade students met standard The state’s new EOC assessments in algebra and geometry fulfill the new math graduation requirements. Students—at any grade level—now take the EOC 1 at the end of their algebra class and the EOC 2 at the end of their geometry class. Middle school students who pass this test are already fulfilling their high school graduation requirements. More Students Graduate On Time On-time graduation rates increased from 81% to 85.5%, while extended graduation rates increased from 86.2% to 91.4%. Additionally, the high school annual dropout rates decreased from 4.4% to 3.4%.

Did You Know? Gildo Rey Elementary and Pioneer Elementary were nationally recognized in mathematics and reading. Both schools were honored at the National Title I Conference.

Gildo Rey Elementary, Hazelwood Elementary and West Auburn High School earned Washington Student Achievement Awards. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education honored the three schools for academic excellence in mathematics, overall performance and improvement.

Three Title schools— Alpac Elementary, Dick Scobee Elementary and Evergreen Heights Elementary—who did not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in 2009-10 met AYP in all cells in both reading and mathematics in 2010-11 and are no longer in school improvement. Across the state, only 33 other schools who were also in step 1 exited AYP. Preliminary figures show that 1,388 schools did not make AYP in 2010-11.

Additionally, secondary students made significant improvements on the MSP and HSPE: • 6th grade reading scores increased by 12% and math scores increased by 15% • 6th grade Special Education reading scores increased by 20.5% and math scores increased by 11.5% • 8th grade low income reading scores increased by 4% • 8th grade Hispanic science scores increased by 10% • 10th grade Hispanic reading scores inreased by 7.3% and science scores increased by 9% • AHS 10th grade Special Education reading scores increased by 10% • AMHS met AYP in all reading cells • ARHS 10th grade science scores increased by 13% The Auburn School District is well on its way to the goal of being a worldclass district. These results affirm that the 2009-2012 district strategic improvement plan is moving student achievement in the right direction. State assessment scores for all Auburn schools are now available on the OSPI report card at Student scores will be mailed to homes by late September. 525229

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your own camp chairs and blankets. Speaking of parking, it’s extremely limited and attendees should consider carpooling, bicycling or walking to the site. Additional parking will be available at the Auburn Golf Course, with shuttle service to and from the farm. Overflow parking will also be available at Isaac Evans Park, with shuttle service to and from. “This is held at a subsistence farm, which is where people provided for themselves,

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grew what they ate, and hops were their crops,” Burrum explained. “The cash came from the hops, and hops were once a very big cash crop in the val-

ley until fungus destroyed the industry. It would have been a very lucrative crop for the Olson family, and I think that after Alfred passed away, the

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local microbrews, the cost is $10, but that sums nets guests a commemorative Terrific tunes, fantastic cup and three taster tokens. food, savory suds, a kids’ Additional tokens are $1 for root beer garden, olda 4-ounce pour. People who fashioned games like sack sought their taster admisracing, even a honkin’ huge sion online before Sept. 15 hay pile with hidden prizes, at will capable of wearing out the receive two extra taster wee ones. tokens at no additional And all of the above at a charge. turn-of-the 20th-century All proceeds will help with subsistence farm nestled in the continuing restoration a canyon framed by trees. and conservation of the farm White River and with educational Valley Museum programming at the officials call their museum. shindig the Hops The Horde and and Crops Harvest the Harem tops Festival, and they’re the musical lineup, preparing to roll out rounded out by the second one they Gator Chamberlain, have ever put on Larry Murante, JesBurrum from 12 to 6 p.m., sica Lynne, and the Saturday, Sept. 24 Kevin Jones Band. at the Mary Olson Farm at While notes are sound28728 Green River Road. ing and toes are tapping, the “We’re just going to try to Kiwanis Club of Auburn will build on the terrific things serve up brats and burgthat we already have goers, Ernie’s Grubbin Grub ing,” said Rachael Burrum, will cook up some tangy WRVM’s curator of educabarbecue and many other tion since May and in charge sweet and savory treats will of planning the event. “We’ve be available for purchase in got more beer vendors the marketplace. this year, we’ve got more The Auburn Internadiversified food, we have a tional Farmer’s Market has larger farmer’s market. We’re partnered with Hops and actually growing hops on Crops to create an eclecsite this year. We’re trying to tic, diverse marketplace provide a little bit more. It’s of crafters, farmers and about getting everybody out artisans. to the farm and seeing what a Looking for spots to park beautiful space it is.” your hindquarters and take in all the wonders? Well, The general admission there are several picnic cost is $5 for ages 13 and up, but kids under 13 get in tables and benches at the farm, but given the number free with an accompanying adult. For folks 21 and older of expected guests, the best idea might be to haul in who want to sample the By ROBERT WHALE

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Health fair Sept. 29 The Auburn Senior Activity Center hosts “Rock n Roll Your Way to Wellness,” a community health fair from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 29. The morning includes health screenings, informational booths and lunch with entertainment from “Elvis” (aka Shane Cobain). Lunch will be served be-

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Also • Bartell Drugs offers instore flu shots by appointment or a walk-in basis at many locations. Bartell’s also will conduct more than 100 in-store flu shot clinics. For a complete schedule of clinics and stores that take appointments or accept walk-ins, visit www. Auburn’s Bartell’s Drugs is located at 3902 A St. SE. • The American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties is looking for ordinary individuals who have performed extraordinary deeds. On March 27, 2012, the Red Cross will present awards to local heroes. The nominee must be a resident of, or employed within, King County or the heroic act must have occurred in the county. The heroic act must be ongoing or have occurred between Dec. 1, 2010, and Nov. 30, 2011. Information about the nominations and the form are available online at www.

The skinny on diet sodas A just released study on diet sodas suggests that the no-cal or low-cal versions may be kinder to your waistline but bad for your heart and even your head. These are the conclusions of a 9-year long survey involving over 2,500 participants from the New York City area who consumed diet sodas every day during that time period. The participants showed a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, like heart attack and stroke, compared to people who never drank diet sodas. The study was presented as a poster at the American Stroke Association’s International Conference in Los Angeles. The academic requirements for posters are usually lower than those for peer-reviewed studies published in science journals and are considered only as preliminary reports. The lead author of the study, Hannah Gardener, an epidemiologist at the University of Miami, was quick to concede that more studies were necessary before any definite conclusions about the potential health risks from diet sodas could be drawn.

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approximately 40,000 of these diagnoses, yet only three treatments for brain cancer have been approved by the FDA in the last 25 years. For the Kopps, the insidious disease attacked suddenly. Cheryl was a healthy, active and independent woman who loved her family, her two dogs, occasional travel and the great outdoors of the splendid Northwest. A well-read woman, she was involved in politics and passionate about gardening. She was retired, having worked in software and hardware development. Cheryl began having symptoms in December 2009 and soon was diagnosed with cancer. In her fight against the Seattle Brain disease, Cheryl Cancer Walk committed • When: Sept. 24. herself to fundRegistration begins raising, which at 7:30 a.m., walk to included the begin at 9. Festivities, Seattle walk. tributes and awards “Cheryl felt at 10:30 a.m. so strongly • Location: Seattle about supportCenter, 305 Harrison St. ing research, • Walk route: she willingly A two-mile loop, which donated a porincludes walking twice tion of the around the Fountain tissue from her Lawns at Seattle Center. tumor for reFor those who may search studies,” not be able to finish Kopp added. the route, it can be Two years shortened to a quarterago, Cheryl mile around the South trained Fountain Lawn, or you diligently and can choose to go only completed the once around the Foun1.4-mile awaretain Lawns (a one-mile ness walk. loop). The route is “It was one scenic, flat and wheelof the proudest chair accessible. moments that • Cost: $25 per person I have ever had through Sept. 22; $30 of her,” Kopp per person day of event. recalled. Registrations include a Her team T-shirt. pitched in as • Info, donate: www. well, raising more than $5,000 for research. “It was a great success that she was very, very proud of,” Kopp said. Weakened by the disease, Cheryl maintained her mobility and mental capacity until late January of this year, Kopp said. A month later, she was gone. She was 55 years old. To honor her and continue the mission, Kopp and co. will participate in the walk. The goal for the team, Crush LMF, is to raise $10,000. “We want to double the (previous) total,” said Kopp, 55, a pilot who owns and manages the Auburn Flight Services Group/Northwest Aviation College. “These are passions for me now, so that others may benefit.” TRAFFIC ALERT: Fall semester classes begin Monday at Green River Community College. Traffic will be impacted on Southeast 320th Street, 124th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 312th Street between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., when most students arrive for classes. GRCC expects another strong enrollment this year. The school received record-breaking enrollment last fall. The college runs five shuttle buses between off-campus parking at Pacific Raceways and the campus. Last year, more than 1,000 students rode the shuttle daily to campus.

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Auburn club takes second in USSSA World play

Auburn-based men’s slow-pitch softball team McKenna Racing placed second at last weekend’s United States Specialty Sports Association Men’s E World West World Tournament in College Station, Texas. The team went 10-2 in the tourney, losing 11-7 to Team RACC from Santa Clara, Calif., in the championship game last Sunday. McKenna’s Seth Englebert was named the tourney’s Offensive MVP, with teammates Josh Fleck, Brady Wade and Cody Cox making the all-tournament team.

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McAllister shores up Lion defense in the net By SHAWN SKAGER

Jessica McAllister loves denial. For the Auburn Mountainview senior goalkeeper, nothing is sweeter than facing down an opposing forward one-on-one with the game on the line and sending her home disappointed. “I love when there is a really hard shot, and I’m like Superman in the air, I save it,” McAllister said. “I love it.” So far this season, the Lions’ co-captain has had a lot to love. In the team’s first four matches, McAllister has been untouchable between the pipes, not allowing a single goal in 320 minutes of play and leading the squad to a 4-0 start. “She’s matured this year. She just doesn’t make too many mistakes,” coach Cary Davidson

Wasserman in seventh WA Cup race By SHAWN SKAGER

who along with the rest of the Lions coaching staff sported camouflage pants and shorts for the team’s nonleague game against Eatonville last Friday night. “We’re turning this place into the ‘Jungle’ at Auburn Memorial now. We wanted to do something to make this place feel more like

Sunday’s ninth running of Washington Cup championships will be without one of Emerald Downs’ most heralded runners, Noosa Beach. The 5-year-old gelding, owned by Jeff Harwood and trained by Doris Harwood, had been expected to defend his title in the $40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic, the ninth and final race on Washington Cup IX. The Cup’s card includes a series of six stakes races for Washington-breds worth $215,000. First post is 2 p.m. at the Auburn oval. Noosa Beach, the track Horse of the Meet last year and 2009 Longacres Mile champion, has won seven consecutive stakes races over the past 14 months. Joe Withee, the track’s publicity director, speculated during Wednesday’s post draw that the Harwood stable likely will run the mighty gelding in the $100,000 British Columbia Premier’s Handicap on Oct. 2 at Hastings Racecourse. Although the track’s best horse the past two years won’t be on hand, the Cup still packs star power with Wasserman, the track’s

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Senior Jessica McAllister has been flawless between the pipes for Auburn Mountainview, not allowing opponents to score on her through four games this season. Shawn Skager, Auburn Reporter said. “She’s calm in the net this year, too. It’s huge because defensively they have confidence in her. They don’t have to worry about her. They can direct

balls back to her and they can be confident she’s going to do something positive with them. And I think she’s going to help keep us in games

when we’re struggling with scoring. She’s going to keep us in it until the end.” [ more soccer page 19 ]

Lions scrape by Cruisers, 13-12 By SHAWN SKAGER

Victor Korchemniy muscles his way through the Cruiser defense during the Lions’ win last Friday. rachel ciampi, Reporter

Most people know it as Troy Field. Now, whenever the Auburn Mountainview football team takes over the turf at Auburn Memorial Stadium for home games, it will have a new name. “Welcome to the ‘Jungle,’” said coach Jared Gervais,

September 16, 2011 [19] [ soccer from page 18] For Auburn Mountainview, which returns a young lineup with just seven seniors, that maturity will be crucial. “We have some starters who are sophomores and juniors, but we’re young,” Davidson said. “We normally only have two or three seniors on the field at any time.” For McAllister, who currently plays club ball with Crossfire Premiere, it all started on the soccer pitch when she was 10. “I started as a midfielder and played that for two years,” McAllister said. “Then they needed a goalie and asked, ‘Who wants to be a goalie?’ And then they forced me.” At first, McAllister was reluctant to get in front of the net. “I wasn’t in the best shape then,” she said. She soon began to get a feel for her new position. “It was me and another girl, and I just eventually became better than her,” McAllister said. “It took two years, and then I really started getting private training (with Synergy soccer in Auburn). Then I went to Emerald

Jessica McAllister looks to lead the Lions as a co-captain. Shawn Skager, Auburn Reporter

City where the (University of Washington) boys goalie trainer (Matthew Olson) is. That was really hardcore training.” As a freshman, McAllister made the Lions varsity squad, and by the time she was a sophomore, she was sharing time in goal with Deanna Colburn. Last season, the gig became hers, and she stepped up by notching 10 shutouts

and helping the team to a 9-6-3 overall record. This year, she looks even better and is getting attention from universities such as Pacific Lutheran and Whitworth in Spokane. For the Lions, the improvement in goal is key for a team that is looking for a little time to get its offense to gel. “We’re trying to figure out where goals are going to come from, but I think they’re going to come from a lot of places,” Davidson said. In addition to the offensive output of senior forward Sara Jennings, who Davidson calls “a dynamic player who makes things happen,” the Lions will look to sophomore forward Delene Coburn to put a few into the net. “She’s emerging and learning how to play,” Davidson said. “She’s got potential. She has a lot to learn, but she’s powerful, aggressive with good speed. Beyond Colburn and Jennings, the team looks to spread the scoring around. “It’s going to come from everybody, it’s going to come from everywhere,” Davidson said. “There is a good camaraderie, and they’re tough and really hard workers.”

Which gives Davidson hope that the team will be able to find its stride offensively. “They’re very coach-able, so there is no question they’ll get better throughout the season and that’s what you want,” Davidson said. “The biggest thing we need to do is play with more confidence when we have the ball. That’s the biggest thing. Our attacking and our passing need to have more confidence. I think it can. They just need to believe in themselves more than they do. If that happens, I think we’ll see a difference in our attack.” McAllister, who along with fellow co-captains Jennings and senior midfielder Heather Odell will lead the team this season, is optimistic that Auburn Mountainview could compete in the South Puget Sound League 3A and hopefully move on to the state playoffs. “We lost a couple good players, but we picked up a couple good players as well,” McAllister said. “We’re going to do well this season. I want to win the league and go to state, and of course I hope we win state.”

Local players shine for Navy soccer Reporter Staff

There is a decidedly Evergreen feel to the United States Naval Academy women’s soccer program. The Midshipmen boast five Washingtonians on their roster, including three Auburn players. Kate Herren, a 2007 graduate of Auburn Mountainview and a senior defender for the Mids, is team captain. She was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 22. Kelsey Learned, an Auburn resident who played high school soccer at Thomas Jefferson, is a junior defender who started 16 games for Navy last season before suffering a knee injury that limited her playing time. Hannah Morse, a sophomore and 2010 graduate from Auburn Mountain-

The Navy soccer/Washington connection from left: Hannah Morse; Kelsey Learned; Alexes Lopez-Shaw; Sam Lee; and Kate Herren). Courtesy PHOTO, Navy Athletics view, has started five games this season. Rounding out the Washington players in the program are Alexes LopezShaw, a sophomore starting goalie and Bothell High School graduate, and Sam Lee, a freshman who graduated from Richland High. The Naval Academy – located in Annapolis,

Md. – competes in the NCAA Division I Patriot League against Army (New York), Bucknell University (Pennyslvania), Colgate University (New York) and Lafayette College (Pennsylvania). The Mids, 5-2-1 overall, begin league play against American University on Oct. 1 in Washington D.C.


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• COACH: Adam Ladage, first year. • LAST YEAR: 3-11-2, ninth in the South Puget Sound League North 4A • TOP RETURNERS: Chandler Johnson, midfielder, senior.; Linda Karout, forward, junior; and Hannah Mizoguchi, forward, sophomore. • TOP NEWCOMERS: Makayla Sonstelie, forward, freshman; Kailey Robinson, defender, sophomore; and Adrianna McMahon, defender, sophomore. • OUTLOOK: According to Ladage, who takes over this year for Russ DeFord, the team is young, fast and in need of experience to compete in the SPSL North 4A, which boasts the Washington State 4A champion and runners-up in Kentwood and Tahoma, respectively. “We have a tremendous amount of speed in our front players and at times we will look to use it,” he said. “We are not a kick and run team, however, and are learning to play together. “We have a good core of seniors who work hard and lead this team, but we also have some young players that are impact players in games,” Ladage continued. “I think if we can continue to learn to defend as a team, move the ball and attack with pace, we should be able to compete in the league.”

• COACH: Paul Lewis, seventh year. • LAST YEAR: 5-10-2, seventh in the SPSL North 3A. •TOP RETURNERS: Danielle Robinson, defender, senior (second-team All-SPSL North 4A); Carly Morgan, midfielder/forward, senior (secondteam All-SPSL North 4A); Kayla Clarke, goalkeeper, senior (secondteam All-SPSL North 4A); Ashley Enlow, forward, junior; Lauren Crimi, defender, sophomore; Katie Baber, midfielder, junior; and Emmi Seelbach, midfielder/defender, sophomore. • OUTLOOK: According to coach Paul Lewis, who led the team to state appearances in 2005, 2006 and 2007, this could be the year for the Ravens. “This is a coming out party year for us, or I guess a coming back out party,” he said. Last year the team struggled with the loss of 10 seniors from the 2009 team and failed to make the postseason for the first time in Lewis’ tenure. “This year those players are very talented, have grown up and are performing,” Lewis said. “There is a strong belief on this team that they will restore tradition. They are afraid of no one, even though the top two teams in the state from last year are in our division (Kentwood and Tahoma).”

[20] September 16, 2011 [ cup from page 18 ] all-time leading earner, drawing the No. 3 post position in the Classic. The 9-year-old gelding, trained and owned by Howard Belvoir and ridden by Jennifer Whitaker, makes his sixth straight Classic start and his seventh appearance overall in a Washington Cup race. “There’s not too many horses you can see with one whole page of the Racing Form around here,” Belvoir said. Wasserman was victorious in the 2008 and ’09 Classic, settled for second in the same stakes in ’06 and ’10, and fin-

Wasserman and jockey Jennifer Whitaker, winners of the 2008 Longacres Mile, will vie for the Washington-bred championships in Sunday’s Muckleshoot Tribal Classic. File Photo

[football from page 18] with senior running back ours on game nights than it does now.” The Lions (1-1 overall) managed to hack their way out of a first-half wilderness at the “Jungle,” overcoming the Cruisers (1-1) and their own mistakes to win their first game of the season, 13-12. The Lions will try to grab their second win against Foss in a nonleague game at 7 p.m. Friday at Tacoma’s Mount Tahoma Stadium. “It feels pretty good,” Gervais said. “Mainly, I feel good for the kids. Our problem every year is figuring out how to win when things aren’t going right. And tonight things didn’t go right.” The Lions started quickly,

touchdown pass from quarterback Zach Fairhart. The point-after attempt failed, leaving the score at 7-6. Auburn Mountainview padded its lead in the third quarter with sophomore Joey Cassano juking a Cruiser defender and scoring on a 26yard pass from junior quarterback Domenic Rockey. Eatonville added the final score of the game in the fourth quarter with running back Shane Saunders scoring on a 42-yard touchdown run. Another failed PAT left the score at 13-12. The Cruisers threatened in the final moments of the game, but turned over the ball on downs at the Lions’ 19-yard line, with Korchem-

Victor Korchemniy – who finished the game with 69 yards on 18 carries – scoring the game’s first touchdown on a 5-yard run in the first quarter. But the Lions struggled with holding penalties in the first half. The team committed six holding infractions, including two that negated would-be touchdowns. Coupled with a missed field goal, the first-half miscues would have been enough to set most teams back on their heels. “They fought through it though,” Gervais said of his team. Eatonville responded in the third quarter with Jarred Keefer scoring on a 62-yard

ished third in ’07. “He’s sound, and he goes,” Belvoir said. “And as long as he’s sound and he’s happy, he’ll be there.” Although Noosa Beach will not run, the field does feature another Harwood horse, with Aaron the Baron, ridden by jockey Gallyn Mitchell, running out of the No. 4 spot. Also entered into the Classic will be last year’s third-place runner, He’s All Heart, trained by Larry Wolf and owned by Vic Tory Stables. He’s All Heart, will be ridden by jockey Juan Guiterrez and will run out of the No. 2 post.

niy and senior Derek Sarrett stuffing Saunders for a loss on fourth down and securing Auburn Mountainview’s victory. “It’s off our chest, there is no question now,” said Rockey, who finished the game with 226 yards on 16of-30 passing. “We knocked a bit of the rust off and got over the little mistakes. Now we just have to keep playing football and not get too high or too low. “Adversity doesn’t affect us any more,” he added. “We’re more mature and we have short memories. It’s all about how you play all four quarters. We can’t let anything get to us. We’re way more confident.”

Junior Devin Bryant led the Lions in receiving with five catches for 112 yards. Senior Skyler White added five catches for 56 yards. “They just have to keep believing in each other, just keep staying positive and I think things will go great the rest of the year,” Gervais said.

Elsewhere The Auburn Riverside Ravens were victorious in the first-ever game at Riverside Field last Friday, defeating Kent-Meridian 37-14 in South Puget Sound League North 4A action. Jaray Bates had two touchdown runs for the Ravens (1-1 league, 1-1 overall), who piled up 320 yards on the ground.

$40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic Post, horse, rider, trainer 1, Mr. Mad Max, Joe Steiner, Dan Markle; 2, He’s All Heart, Juan Guiterrez, Larry Wolf; 3. Wasserman, Jennifer Whitaker, Howard Belvoir; 4. Aaron the Baron, Gallyn Mitchell, Doris Harwood; 5, Snow On The River, Pedro Terrero, Monique Snowden; and 6, Newfound Man, Leslie Mawing, Blaine Wright

Evert Chung led the Ravens with 119 rushing yards on 16 carries. Quarterback Josh Latta was 11-of-23 for 196 yards with an interception. Kameron Boardway had five catches for 95 yards and two interceptions on defense. Auburn Riverside picked off the Royals (0-1, 0-2) four times in the contest, with Michael Robinson and Bates also notching interceptions. The Ravens will travel to Federal Way Stadium for a 7 p.m. contest Friday against Todd Beamer (0-1, 0-1)... Auburn improved to 2-0 in the SPSL North 4A with a 48-7 victory at Mount Rainier (0-2, 0-2) last week. The Trojans hosts Jefferson (1-1, 1-1) at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the website: www. Puyallup Fair: Sept. 9-25, Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW, Puyallup. Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Admission: $11 adults; $9 students (6-18); $9 seniors (62 and older; 5 and under) free. Parking: $10, Monday- Friday; $12 Saturday, Sunday. Info:, 253-841-5045. VRFA Fire Station 34 public dedication, open house: 11 a.m.4 p.m., Sept. 17, 31290 124th Ave. SE, Lea Hill, Auburn. Public is invited. Refreshments, demonstrations, equipment and safety displays will be provided. Children can try on firefighter gear, build their own fire trucks, tour through a fire engine and medical aid vehicle and meet Sparky the Fire Dog and “Pluggie” the fire hydrant robot. Adults can try out a thermal imaging camera used by firefighters, obtain a blood pressure or blood sugar check, tour the facility and learn about home safety. A formal dedication ceremony will take place at noon, including a presentation of the colors by the VRFA Honor Guard and dedication of the facility by the VRFA Governance Board. New Day Christian Fellowship 100th birthday celebration: 1 p.m., Sept. 17, 1312 2nd St. SE. Luncheon and program to celebrate milestone at the fellowship, formerly Auburn Free Methodist Church. Also: 10 a.m., Sept. 18, worship service featuring former pastors; dedication of Valley Christian School’s teachers, staff, and six new classrooms. The Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting to dedicate the new building. Reception to follow. Info: 253-833-3530. New Day Christian Fellowship on Facebook. Washington Cup IX: 2 p.m., Sept. 18, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. A series of six stakes races for Washingtonbreds worth $215,000. Information: www. Auburn International Farmers Market: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sundays, through Sept. 25, Auburn Sound Transit Plaza, 23 A St. SW. More than 40 vendors offering a variety of fresh locally grown farm-based foods, hand-crafted items, and concession stands that are restaurant-based but feature a home-cooked taste. The market also includes free performances, guest chef demonstrations with farm-fresh ingredients, children’s activities, and classes on health, nutrition, and gardening. Upcoming programs: Sept. 18, Senior Appreciation Day. Zumba Gold demonstration, bow-making demonstration, prizes. Information: 253-266-2726,

Benefits Scramble for Safe Families Charity Golf Tournament: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17, Washington National, 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn. Events include a four-person scramble, a hole-in-one contest, a putting contest, banquet, silent auction, raffles and awards. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Jennifer Beach Foundation, which provides education, advocacy and assistance to the community addressing issues related to child abuse and domestic violence. For more information, to download a registration form, make a donation or to be a sponsor, please call 253-833-5366 or visit Auburn Rotary Earl Averill Invitational Golf Tournament: 11:30 a.m., Sept. 23, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Cost: $125 per player (includes dinner). Shotgun scramble format. Sponsorships available from $250$2,500. Contests: putting, $1,000 long putt, hole-in-one, roll the dice, pick your club and the super ticket scratch game. Proceeds go to charities in Auburn and around the world. Second annual Hops & Crops Harvest Festival: Noon-6 p.m., Sept. 24, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Au-

burn. Benefit for the historic farm. Sample tasty local brews from Airways Brewing Company, Big Al Brewing, Georgetown Brewing Company, Harmon Brewing Co., Silver City Brewery, Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company, Soos Creek Brewing Co. and Trade Route Brewing Co. General admission: $5 for ages 13 and over. Kids under 13 are free with an accompanying adult. Taster admission for ages 21 and over is $10 and includes a commemorative cup and three taster tokens. Tickets: www.wrvmuseum. org through Sept. 15 or at the festival.

Health Life after Prostate Surgery: 6 p.m., Sept. 21, Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 North Division St., Auburn. Urologist Kevin Ward, MD, presents a free seminar. Dr. Ward discusses two of the main side effects of prostate cancer treatment – incontinence and erectile dysfunction – and goes over new treatment options. Dr. Ward is a boardcertified clinical and surgical urologist who practices in Auburn with Surgical Associates Northwest. To register for the seminar, call 1-877-433-2873. Cascade Regional Blood Center drives: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sept. 27, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit www.crbs. net/home. Puget Sound Blood Center drives: 10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., Sept. 17, SuperMall, bus by Burlington Coat Factory, 1101 Supermall Way; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., Sept. 20, Muckleshoot Tribal School, small gym, 15599 SE 376th St., Auburn; noon-2 p.m., 2:45-6 p.m., Sept. 22, Auburn Adventist Academy, Fireside Room, 5000 Auburn Way S. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 7, Boeing, 700 015th St. SW; 8-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 13, West Auburn High School, gym, 401 W. Main St.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 20, Auburn High School, The Pit, 800 4th St. NE; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 26, Auburn Mountainview High School, auxiliary gym, 28900 124th Ave. SE; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., Oct. 28, Zones, Inc., 1102 15th St. SW, Auburn; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m., Oct. 28, Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 N. Division St., mobile at 2nd Street entrance; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 2, Green River Community College, Glacier Room, Lindbloom Student Center, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit

Classes Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training courses: Open to the pubic. Class sessions: • Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3 and 10 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, Oct. 22 and Nov. 12 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. • The third is restricted to high school students in the Auburn School District and will be offered on Monday PLC days beginning Oct. 3 and will continue through the school year (view and will be held at Auburn High School, 800 4th St. NE. Class members will be required to provide some basic equipment, such as sturdy shoes or boots and work gloves. Other necessary supplies and equipment will be provided. A complete list of required equipment will be provided upon registration. Pre-registration is required for all courses and space is limited. For more information, or to register for any of these classes, please call 253-876-1925 or email Applications also may be downloaded at Disasters 101 workshop: 9 a.m.-noon, Sept. 24, Pacific City Hall, 100 3rd Ave. SE, Pacific. First in a series of classes offered by the City of Pacific to help build capacity and increase community emergency preparedness. Class will discuss how the Pacific’s volunteer plan is being implemented and how one can be an intricate part of its future. Additional classes will be offered over the next few months to provide additional skills and information. The goal is to educate and empower citizens so they

can assist effectively, efficiently and safely. Participants will be entered in a drawing for a “Go Kit” filled with disaster supplies. For more information, contact Mayor Richard Hildreth at 253-929-1108 or Pacificmayor@

Resource fairs Together We Serve volunteer resource fair: 4-7 p.m., Oct. 6, Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. GRCC’s Continuing Education offers free volunteer resource fair for the community. Approximately 50 nonprofit and community organizations will be available to provide information on volunteering opportunities. A panel of volunteer experts will be on hand to provide key points and answer audience questions on volunteering. The Auburn Food Bank will be represented and accepting food donations. For more information, call 253-833-9111, ext. 2535. The 13th annual Reaching Out Fair: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 6, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Co-hosted by the Auburn School District, the Cities of Auburn, Algona and Pacific, Green River Community College and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, the event is designed to put a stop to bullying and promote kindness in school communities. This year’s theme, “Chain Reaction of Kindness,” honors the 14 students and the one teacher who lost their lives in the Columbine tragedy with a message from “Rachel’s Challenge.” Rachel Joy Scott was the first student killed that day. Rachel’s Challenge was created by her family with the hopes of empowering students to influence positive change in their social community.

Libraries NOTE: The main Auburn Library has closed for yearlong expansion. It reopened at its temporary location, the former Herr Cabinets building, at 1140 Auburn Way S., behind Big Daddy’s Drive-in. For program information, call 253-931-3018. Library events include: CHILDREN & FAMILIES Sleepy Story Times:: 7 p.m., Sept. 15, 29. All ages welcome, ages 5 and younger with adult. Wear your pajamas and bring your teddy bear to this 30-minute bedtime story time. Monday Morning Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Sept. 19, 26, Ages 2 to 6 with adult. Young children explore Early Literacy through stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes. Tuesday’s Bouncing Baby Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Sept. 27. Ages newborn to 24 months, one adult per baby. Get ready to bounce, sing and play with your baby. Early Literacy activities will be emphasized and a short play time follows. Wacky Wednesday Family Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Sept. 28. Ages 3 to 6.

Teen Book Club Reads: 4:30 p.m., Sept. 20. “The Dead and Gone” by Susan Beth Pfeffer. The first eight people who sign up to attend will receive a free copy courtesy of the Friends of the Auburn Library. Geek vs. Geek: Choose Your Side: 4 p.m., Sept. 27. Held in the Les Gove Park Multi-Purpose Building. Who would win in battle? You decide. Twilight vs. Harry Potter. Zombies vs. Unicorns. Star Trek vs. Star Wars. Dress up as your favorite character or mythological beast and defend your position in the ultimate geek showdown. Geeky music, door prizes, and food. ADULTS Share your Love of Reading with Someone Who Cannot Visit the Library: Volunteer to select, deliver and return library materials to a shut-in patron at least once a month, for one year. You must be age 18 or older and have reliable transportation. Training is provided and takes about an hour. For more information, contact Susan LaFantasie, 425-369-3235 or 877-905-2008. English as a Second Language (ESOL): Due to the building remodel, the Auburn Library is no longer hosting ESOL classes. Classes are now being offered at the Green River Community College Downtown Auburn Center, 110 2nd St. SW, Room 145; phone number 253-833-9111. Additional classes continue to be offered at AlgonaPacific Library, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6-8:30 p.m. Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m., Sept. 18; 7 p.m., Sept. 12. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions. Computer classes: Sign-up at the Information Desk or call 253-931-3018. • Microsoft Word Level 1, 10 a.m., Sept. 20. Held on the Techlab mobile classroom. Learn basic skills for entering, correcting and revising text. Prerequisite: Ability to use the mouse and keyboard. Please register. • Computer Class: Microsoft Excel Level 1: 11:30 a.m., Sept. 20. Held on the Techlab mobile classroom. Learn how to perform calculations using formulas, copy formulas with the fill handle and use Autosum for quick addition. Prerequisite: Ability to use the mouse and keyboard. Please register. The Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m., Sept. 27. The Friends support the library and programs. Join us. Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include: CHILDREN & FAMILIES Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Sept. 20, 27. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Join us for stories, rhymes, music and fun. Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Sept. 20, 27. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Enjoy stories, activities and music while children develop pre-reading skills. Baby Story Time: 10:15 a.m., Sept. 21, 28. Newborn to 24 months with adult. Stimulate brain development with bounces,

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The Bravo Performing Arts Series kicks off its season Friday with a variety of top acts, including entertainer Eric Haines, jazz singer Kelly Eisenhower and a featured performance from Hook Me Up (above). The curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Hook Me Up brings an energetic and entertaining instrumental sound. The quartet features Tracey D. Hooker on trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals; Osama Afifi on bass; Aaron Hennings on drums; and James C. Cochran on keyboards. Tickets are $17, $15. To order, call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or go online at COURTESY PHOTO. rhymes, stories and play time. One baby per lap, please. TEENS Teen Zone: 3 p.m., Sept. 21, 28. Drop in and get your game on, surf the Internet or hit the books. The Teen Zone is the place where you and your friends can snack, hang-out, study, play video games and pick up a good book. ADULTS English classes for immigrants (ESOL): 6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays. In partnership with Green River Community College, the Algona-Pacific library offers regular, free English classes for adult learners. Computer Class: Registration required. Please sign up at the Information Desk or call 253-833-3554.

Network Community Impact, an Evening with the Y: 6-8 p.m., Oct. 6, Truitt Building, Rainier Room, 102 W. Main St., Auburn. Not a fundraising event, but a chance to celebrate the Auburn Valley Y’s continued commitment to the community with its many services. Longhorn Barbecue and Oddfellas Pub and Eatery are event sponsors. Please

RSVP by Sept. 30 to Rose Lambert, 253-876-7553, Auburn Morning Toastmasters Club: 6:30-7:30 a.m. Thursdays. Learn the fine art of communication in a supportive atmosphere. Toastmasters is an international organization helping people improve their communication and pubic speaking skills. New members welcome. Rainbow Café, 112 E. Main St., Auburn. Auburn Area Chamber “Connecting for Success” Networking Breakfast: 8-9 a.m., the first Wednesday of every month. Sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $5, includes continental breakfast. Auburn Area Chamber Board Room, 108 S. Division, Suite B. 253-833-0700. Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Partnership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.1 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, Emerald Downs, Emerald Room (fourth floor), 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Register online through the chamber.

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[22] September 16, 2011 [ CALENDAR from page 21 ] Wednesday-Saturday. As the docent program is developed, visitors may take self-guided tours of the 22 acres with a map in hand. There is no charge to stroll the gardens, but donations are gladly accepted. No pets or food are allowed on the property. Special programs: 1 p.m., Sept. 21. Susan Olds, art historian and former curator at Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle, lecturer at Tacoma Art Museum and for the King County Library system, will narrate her beautiful slide show on The History of Flowers. Light refreshments will be served at 12:15pm. Those who have already paid $12 for one reservation should bring a guest at no additional cost. Send a $12 check for two reservations to: Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 29308 SE 132nd Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092. Advance reservations are highly suggested. Seating limited to the first 40 guests. Info: 253-639-0949 or

Seniors Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or www. Senior activities include:

• Community building: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 27. Senior Services hosts a community gathering to support boomers as they age. Ideal participants are boomer aged, community orientated and interested in helping create a community that is wonderful to grow old in. Together a vision is created of a community that will support people as they age and action teams are formed to make the vision become reality. More info is available at Click on Aging Your Way to register. • Wellness Fair, “Rock n Roll Your Way to Wellness”: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 29. Health screenings, informational booths and lunch with entertainment from “Elvis” (aka Shane Cobain). Lunch will be served between 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cost is $3. A raffle for door prizes follows lunch. Program presented by the Auburn Senior Wellness Team and Auburn Regional Medical Center. • Lunch: Monday-Friday, Salad bar begins at 11:30, Main meal is served at noon. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and over, $5.75 for those younger than 60. • Monday Supper Club: 4:45-6 p.m. One Monday a month. Call 253-931-3016 for date and menu. Cost: $6 for all ages.

Entertainment Performing Art Season Showcase: 7:30 p.m., Sept., 16, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. The Bravo Performing Arts Series opener. A variety show courtesy of Eric Haines, a bit of jazz from Kelly Eisenhower and a featured performance from Hook Me Up, four individuals offering an energetic and entertaining sound in modern instrumental music. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.5 p.m., or online at Cherry, Cherry, a Neil Diamond Tribute: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 17, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Tribute artist Steve Kelly and his eight-piece band present the music of the legendary singer and songwriter. Tickets: $20 general, $15 students, seniors. To order, call 206-707-6882 or email Marx Brothers Film Series, “Duck Soup”: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 22, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. The Marx Brothers’ purest and most insane film. This pointed political satire contains some of the brothers’ most famous sequences. Tickets: $3. Save with the Groucho Package of film series and live performance for $20, $18.

Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.5 p.m., or online at Brown Paper Tickets. Avenue Kids, The Ugliest Duckling: 2 p.m., Sept. 24, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Everyone feels like an ugly duckling once-in-a-while; but what if you were a platypus that would never turn into a beautiful swan? This re-imagined version of the Hans Christian Anderson classic is set in Australia and features an array of wonderful creatures. Our star platypus reminds us that everyone is different and unique and true beauty lies inside us all. Tickets: $6. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at Brown Paper Tickets. Marx Brothers Film Series, “Animal Crackers”: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. A classic of screen history and as funny today as it was more than 50 years ago. Tickets: $3. Save with the Groucho Package of film series and live performance for $20, $18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at Brown Paper Tickets. Marx Brothers Film Series, “Copacabana”: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 29, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Groucho Marx

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Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at Brown Paper Tickets. Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s Ah, Youth!: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8; 2:30 p.m., Oct. 9, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. ASO season-opening concert, featuring Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie Overture, Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto with 12-year old trumpet soloist Natalie Dungey, and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1. Reserved season ticket seats – $95/adults; $75/seniors; reserved single ticket seats – $34/adults; $27/seniors; $10/students. Call 253-887-7777 or purchase online at “The Wizard of Oz”: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22; 2 p.m., Oct. 16, 22, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. The Auburn Community Players, comprised of local actors, present the charming musical based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories. Tickets: $12, $10 ($15, $13 at the door). Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

made his first solo film appearance away from his brothers in the musical comedy. Groucho plays two bit theatrical agent Lionel Q. Devereaux, whose favorite and only client is fireball Brazilian entertainer Carmen Novarro (Carmen Miranda). Tickets: $3. Save with the Groucho Package of film series and live performance for $20, $18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.5 p.m., or online at Brown Paper Tickets. An Evening With Groucho: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 1, Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. Performing Arts Center Awardwinning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in a fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs while the audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Jim Furmston, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film. Tickets: $17, $15. Save with the Groucho Package of film series and live performance for $20, $18. Call Auburn

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Algona’s Thomas appointed to advisory committee The King County Council on Monday confirmed the executive’s appointment of Algona’s Bill Thomas to the King County Flood Control District Advisory Committee. He will serve as the nominated representative from the south jurisdiction of the Suburban Cities Association. “Bill, a resident of District 7, serves as a councilmember as well as the manager of the Roads

Department for the ability to consider City of Algona,” said all opinions on an King County Counissue prior to taking cilmember Pete von a position of his Reichbauer. “His own.” experience with The King County the Roads DepartFlood Control Disment has exposed trict was established him to the reality of Thomas in 2007 to provide a the flood threat to proactive, regional the Green River Valley. He approach to flood control considers policy regarding as well as to fund improvelocalized flooding issues ments to the county’s nearly mostly due to storm water 500 aging and inadequate runoff. Bill is known for his flood protection facilities.

Cascade to raise Lake Tapps’ water level The Cascade Water Alliance will bring the Lake Tapps water level up about four inches to its full recreational and water rights level of approximately 543 feet by Sept. 26. For Cascade and the

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Gordon Sabin, 17, left, and Greg Sabin, 18, right, recently joined older brothers Grayson, 23, and Gary Jr., 27, by earning their Eagle Scout rank during the local Troop 332 Court of Honor ceremony in Federal Way. The two older brothers issued an ‘Eagle Charge’ to their two younger brothers who were honored. Gordon is a senior at Decatur High. Greg is studying mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University and dancing on one of BYU’s ballroom performing teams. The Sabin brothers began as Cub Scouts at age 8. Their father, Gary Sr., a Boeing engineer at the Auburn plant, served as their Scoutmaster through many of their years in the program. The brothers danced with the Auburn-based Pacific Ballroom Dance during their high school years. COURTESY PHOTO/Bri Gabel

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Pierce County District Court No. One Regarding the Name change of Joel David Moreno (minor) by Barbara Alexandra Melendez (Parent) No. 12800270C NOTICE OF HEARING FOR NAME CHANGE The State of Washington - to the Said Jorge Moreno Sandoval You are hereby notified that pursuant to RCW 4.24.130, the mother of the above named minor child has filed a Petition to Change the Name of Joel David Moreno to Joel David MelendezAlberto The hearing on this matter shall be on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 9:00am at District Court Pierce County Civil and Traffice Division 1902 96th Street South Tacoma, WA98444 Failure to apprear at this Hearing may result in a name change of the minor above named. Dated 08/26/2011 File your response with: Pierce County District Court No. One 1902 96th Street South Tacoma, WA 98444 253-798-6311 Petitioner Name & Address: Barbara A Melendez 8205 52nd St Court West University Place WA 98467 Published in the Auburn Reporter on September 2, 9, 16, 2011 #325712 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by the City of Pacific at City Hall, Pacific, Washington, until 10:00 a.m. local time on Monday, October 10, 2011, for the City of Pacific Milwaukee Boulevard Sidewalk Improvements and will then be opened and publicly read. The project will include the installation of approximately 1,200 linear feet of 5-foot-wide cement concrete sidewalk,

including ADA compliant driveways and curb ramps; curb and gutter replacement; and associated improvements to storm drainage, utilities, and other objects in the right-of-way to support sidewalk improvements. Washington State’s prevailing wage requirements for King County are in effect. Bids will be received only at the office of the City Clerk in the Pacific City Hall, 100 3rd Avenue SE, Pacific, WA 98048. Bids received after 10:00 a.m. will not be considered. The project contact is Mr. James J. Morgan, P.E. at (253) 929-1115. Access to bidding information (plans, specifications, addenda, and Bidders List) is available through City of Pacific’s online plan room. Free-of-charge access is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to and clicking on “Posted Projects,” “Public Works,” and “City of Pacific.” This online plan room provides Bidders with fully usable online documents; with the ability to: download, view, print, and order full/partial plan sets from numerous reprographic sources, and a free online digitizer/take-off tool. It is recommended that Bidders “Register” in order to receive automatic e-mail notification of future addenda and to place themselves on the “Self-Registered Bidders List.” Bidders that do not register will not be automatically notified of addenda and will need to periodically check the online plan room for addenda issued on this project. Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at 425-258-1303 should you require assistance. BID DEPOSIT: Each Bid shall be accompanied by a bid deposit (certified or cashier’s check or approved bond) payable to the City of Pacific in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the Bid price.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive informalities and irregularities. No Bidder may withdraw a Bid after the Bid opening and before the award and execution of the Agreement unless the award is delayed for more than fortyfive (45) days. The following is applicable to federal aid projects. The City of Pacific in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.c. 2000d to 2000g-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, subtitle A, Office ofthe Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color or national origin in consideration for an award. Publishedin the Auburn Reporter on September 16, 2011, and September 23, 2011. #526439. SUMMARY OF ORDINANCES NO. 1809 City of Pacific, Washington On the 12th day of September, 2011, the City Council of the City of Pacific, Washington, passed Ordinance No. 1809. A summary of the content of said ordinances, consisting of their titles, provides as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 1809 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PACIFIC, WASHINGTON, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH JAMES DENT REGARDING

RELOCATION OF A HOUSE AND CITY PERMIT ISSUANCE The full text of these ordinances will be mailed upon request, in accordance with the City’s fee schedule. Dated the 12th, day of September, 2011 Jane Montgomery, City Clerk Published in Auburn Reporter on September 16th, 2011. #526452 SUMMARY OF ORDINANCES NO. 1810 City of Pacific, Washington On the 12th day of September, 2011, the City Council of the City of Pacific, Washington, passed Ordinance No. 1810. A summary of the content of said ordinances, consisting of their titles, provides as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 1810 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PACIFIC, WASHINGTON, ADOPTING OPTION THREE OF THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE BIOLOGICAL OPINION TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT IN THE PUGET SOUND WATERSHED The full text of these ordinances will be mailed upon request, in accordance with the City’s fee schedule. Dated the 12th, day of September, 2011 Jane Montgomery, City Clerk Published in Auburn Reporter on September 16, 2011. #526464.

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The 13th annual Reaching Out Fair on Oct. 6 pays tribute to those lost in the Columbine High School tragedy. The public is invited to the 6-8 p.m. fair at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. The fair was created by the Cities and Schools Forum in response to the April 20, 1999 Columbine shootings. Co-hosted by the Auburn School District, the Cities of Auburn, Algona and Pacific, Green River Community College and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, the event is designed to put a stop to bullying and promote kindness in school communities. This year’s theme, “Chain Reaction of Kindness,� honors the 14 students and one teacher who lost their lives in the Columbine tragedy with a message from “Rachel’s Challenge.� Rachel Joy Scott was the first student

killed that day. Rachel’s Challenge was created by her family with the hopes of empowering students to influence positive change in their social community. The resource information fair kicks off the event at 6 p.m. Children and their families will have the opportunity to learn more about resources available to them from a variety of organizations like the Auburn Valley Y, Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation, Auburn King County Library System, Auburn Youth Resources and others. There also will be a drawing with the chance to win one of 12 $50 SuperMall gift certificates. Free pizza, juice and cookies are provided. The evening performance begins at 7 p.m. and features a live, captivating message presented by Rachel’s Challenge team members and student testimonials about individuals who have made a difference in their lives.

Births Auburn Regional Medical Center BAZZAR/HIGGINS Kimberly and Larry, girl, Aug. 31 CONTRADES/MARCOTTE Claire and Jason, girl, Sept. 2 HOLZ/McMILLEN Khyrsten and Xavier, boy, Aug. 31 MEAGER/STRATTON Teresa and Eric, girl, Sept. 2 MODELSKI Leanne and Austin, girl, Sept. 2 MUNSON/WILLIAMS Samantha and Kevin, girl, Aug. 30 OLASCON-BIRRUETA/MEDRANO Troibia and Fernando, boy, Aug. 30 ROBINSON/BINDAS Jessica and Pavel, girl, Sept. 1



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$800 PER MONTH Two bedroom, one bath duplex. Approx. 1000 SqFt. W/D hookup. Garage with opener. New paint and carpet. Quiet and private. Also, 1 bedroom available for $550 per month available in October. No dogs. Call for all details. (253)8333183 or email me at: AUBURN/Lake Meridian

3 BDRM (4th or large family room 16x20) 1.5 BA RAMBLER $1,400 / Month Fireplace w/ inser t, shy 2 acres, double garage w/ room & 220 wiring, level parking, easy access Hwy 18/167. 253-631-7759 Enumclaw

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ESTATE / MULTI-Family G a r a g e S a l e , Fr i d ay 9/16 and Saturday 9/17 10am-5pm. Fur niture, To s h i b a T V w / s t a n d , home theater speakers, VCRs, dvd player, hundreds of music cds, Sega game console w/games, XBOX, Christmas decorations, tools, power mitre saw, kitchen items, canning jars, antique wood/coal fired kitchen stove, fishing poles, golf clubs, bowling balls, BBQ cooking set, too much to list. 17712 SE 261st Street, Covington 98042

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Auburn Reporter, September 16, 2011  

September 16, 2011 edition of the Auburn Reporter