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Shooter had 900 rounds of ammo Issaquah Police credited with saving lives, ‘perhaps a lot of lives’ BY CELESTE GRACEY CGRACEY@ISSAQUAHREPORTER.COM

Blake Miller, a senior at Issaquah High School, had high hopes for the 2011 football season and continuing his career in college. But after three concussions in the past calendar year, Miller was sidelined permanently and is now an assistant coach for the Eagles. CHAD COLEMAN, Bellevue Reporter


Concussions to young athletes getting increased attention BY JOSH SUMAN JSUMAN@BELLEVUEREPORTER.COM

From afar, Blake Miller looks like any other up-and-coming high school football coach. He exudes energy, clearly possesses a knowledge of the game and has a seamless connection with the players he works with. Probably because just a few months ago, he was one of them. During a jamboree in June, Miller, now a senior at Issaquah High School, suffered the sixth concussion of his life and third in the past calendar year, prematurely ending his football career. “I don’t remember it,” Miller said of his most recent concussion. “But when I got hit, I knew I was done. It was rough.” Unfortunately, Miller is far from alone. A concussion is defined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as “a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that can change the way the brain normally works.” Symptoms

include headaches, nausea, trouble balancing, dizziness, sensitivity to light or sound and concentration or memory problems, among others. Around 90 percent of concussions do not result in any loss of consciousness. Dr. Stephen Hughes is a primary care physician specializing in traumatic brain injuries at Overlake hospital in Issaquah and has served as the team doctor for the Mount Si High School football team since 1990. “We want people to be very much aware that a concussion injury, in many cases, is something you can’t prove with a medical test (CT scan, MRI etc.),” Hughes said. “A concussion is a collection of symptoms.” Those symptoms are signs the brain is still attempting to recover from trauma and more importantly, they are a warning. “If you take another injury, the brain has lost its ability to regulate the environment and you end up with something more serious,” Hughes warns.

Few understand that better than the Lystedt family. Victor Lystedt is like any proud father. “Every time Zack was up at the plate, I would always get butterflies to see how far he was going to hit the ball,” Victor said. “When he was on the football field, I loved to watch him run and tackle. As a father, you want to see your son perform.” But all of that changed on a fateful October day in 2006, when the youngster from Maple Valley suffered two concussions over the course of one junior high football game. Lystedt collapsed after the game as a result of severe brain hemorrhaging and eventually had both sides of his cranium removed. He spent nearly three months slipping in and out of a coma. It was nine months before he was able to speak and over a year before he moved on his own. He was forced to eat from a feeding tube for 20 months. SEE CONCUSSIONS, 11

Several days after police shot down a gunman at Clark Elementary school, the sheriff ’s office is still trying to piece together what exactly happened that day. Ronald W. Ficker, 51, was shot five times by four Issaquah police officers, after he reportedly walked through south downtown Issaquah baring two rifles, and carrying 952 rounds of ammo. Police painted a picture of a disturbed and possibly mentally ill man, who hid behind a berm and fired 11 shots at five officers on the school playground. It was a “deadly mixture” of factors – fire arms, large groups of people and a suspect willing to shoot, said Steven Strachan, Chief Deputy at the King County Sheriff ’s Office, which is investigating the incident. “Five Issaquah officers were put into the middle of that,” he said in a press conference. “I believe in my heart that they saved lives, perhaps a lot of lives.” Police first interacted with Ficker Sept. 15, when he walked into the Issaquah Police Station openly carrying a sidearm at his hip. He told the officer that he had concerns for his safety, because he had an invention that would save the planet. SEE SHOOTER, 13

Photo shows all of the weapons found in, but only the ammo recovered from the car. CELESTE GRACEY, Issaquah Reporter

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Salmon Days through the years As an estimated 180,000 visitors will pass through Issaquah this weekend to enjoy the 42nd Salmon Days Festival, it’s hard to imagine that early celebrations were so small they were hardly noticed – even by the locals. Despite growth beyond anything the founders could have imagined, the event clings to its origins as a familyfriendly, free celebration of the return of the salmon to Issaquah Creek. “I love that it shows off our town,” said Robin Kelley, festivals director and Issaquah native. “Visitors tell me Earl Robertson is they come because the people are so credited with the friendly. Many who live here invite their friends. Lots of former residents idea of creating come back. They are coming together the celebration. to enjoy the celebration.” This feature is part of the In This Valley series written by members of the Issaquah History Museums. Jean Cerar is an IHM volunteer. All photos are from the IHM collection unless otherwise noted.

Crowds were thin enough during early festivals for the Issaquah Historical Society, now IHM, to offer rides on its vintage pump car.

The parade route once went between the booths on Front Street. As attendance rose and floats got bigger, safety became an issue and booth holders complained that parade viewers blocked their trade.

The Issaquah Residents for Environmental Quality operated a food stand at the hatchery in 1974.

Salmon Days floats, like this 1985 version, were sent to other community festivals, who reciprocated by sending entries to Issaquah’s Grande Parade.



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FORESTS FOR ALL It’s time for hikers and mountain bikes to help get trails for each side to enjoy


wo recent articles in the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter on mountain bikes, trails and hikers point to what should be obvious to all: the mountains belong to everyone. In other words, the sniping between hikers and mountain bikers has to end. The problem is that no one likes to give up what they have had. For hikers, that means access to almost ALL the trails in our surrounding forests. At the same time, it is clear that mountain bikers can’t just peddle their way onto any trail and not expect problems. The answer, of course, is to share, but by making sure each group has adequate places to enjoy the outdoors. Mountain biking may be relatively new, but it’s not an activity that going to go away. Far from it. The sport is growing in popularity, beginning with little kids who are flocking to the activity. Some hikers may be aghast, but that’s the new reality – and it must be acknowledged. In truth, if the forests are claimed by anyone, it certainly isn’t bipeds. The woods belong, as they always have, to bears, deer and other four-legged creatures. If both sides – particularly hikers – are smart, they will work to develop trains each can enjoy separately. More effort will have to go into building those trails for mountain bikers, but the benefit – both long- and short-term – is that there will be less bumping up to and into each other on the trails they share now. We are blessed in this area with one of the most wonderful outdoor recreation settings in the country. It’s no surprise that more and more people embracing that experience. Let’s all work now to ensure that we all have adequate access.



here’s something fishy about Issaquah – and are we ever happy. Salmon Days are back. An estimated 180,000 visitors are expected to fill downtown tomorrow and Sunday, visiting scores of booths, enjoying entertainment of five stages, taking in the Grande Parade (heads up – it begins at 10 a.m. Saturday) and, of course, seeing the salmon at the Hatchery. The wall-to-wall activity is a far cry from how the festival started 42 years ago as a smallish event. For a look back, check out page 2 for a collection of photos from the Issaquah History Museums. One of the best things about Salmon Days is that even through it’s grown substantially from its beginnings, it remains a community event at heart where there is an “Ohfishal” committee and companies lining up to be “sponsors.” Oh, and let’s not forget the food. The Kiwanis will be barbecuing salmon near the Hatchery beginning at 11:30 a.m. each day while the Issaquah Valley Kiwanis will be offering BBQ beef and pulled pork sandwiches on Front Street near Mills Music. Enjoy either – or both – and know you’re also helping fund a variety of projects and programs in the community.

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Highlands gas station is too high a risk

In the beginning, Issaquah Highlands offered a vision of a green community that would reduce dependency on cars. Now, it seems to be morphing into something else. We are told that because of the economic downturn the city must permit something that was originally determined too environmentally dangerous – a gas station. We are now told that the promises of a grocery store and a cinema hinge on being allowed to build this gas station. The city has no need for another gas station – there are plenty of already existing stations in close proximity. And even though Swedish Hospital has emergency gas tanks, they do not compare to a gas station where tanker trucks must frequently refill. Today’s lined tanks are not risk free. It would be downright reckless to allow a gas station to be built above the aquifer. Contamination of the aquifer would result in astronomical costs to taxpayers.

Jerry Burns, Issaquah

New growth in Highlands welcome As one of the first businesses to open in The Issaquah Highlands, Sip welcomes the new commercial and residential activity in the community. Projects like the new Swedish Hospital, and the apartments and townhomes under construction, all bolster local businesses and add to the community’s offerings. We are eager to see the next phase of development begin. New construction, such as a gas station, will support existing retailers – bringing more customers to the community and making it more convenient for existing customers to return. We can all agree on the benefits that the new retail projects will bring: job growth, larger customer base for local businesses, added convenience for

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Richardson shows leadership

Thankfully, many decided representation in Sammamish was better than being drowned out in Seattle. Sammamish taxes were building roads and infrastructure in the rest of the county, while we sat in long lines trying to get home. There are remnants of that time, dinosaurs now, that still cling to the idea of “saying no to being a city.” Those remnants aren’t valid, even if Nancy Whitten still has that mindset. Whitten does not take the time to reach out to citizens to form winning coalitions. At a Citizens for Sammamish meeting, I asked Whitten if she was concerned with allowing neighbors to have input on how their neighborhood developed. Whitten replied: “No, the city should not be in that business.” I disagree. As the city develops, providing a forum to discuss what the citizens want for their city is fundamental to effective government. Whitten’s management practices are erratic and inefficient – examine her votes and how often issues return to the council’s agenda. Conversely, Kathy Richardson is excellent at forming group consensus locally, professionally and on the Planning Commission. I have seen Richardson demonstrate excellent leadership. She does her homework (helps others with theirs) and comes to work prepared. She contributes to well-planned events and processes and keeps the group on task and focused. Whitten confuses creating processes with obtaining results. That is just not sustainable. The record speaks for itself. Which management style do you want to represent you on the City Council?

Mike Collins, Sammamish

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Sammamish residents want right of initiative, referendum The fact that the city of Sammamish does not have the powers of initiative and referendum was first and foremost on citizens’ minds at the Sept. 19 Sammamish City Council meeting. The issue was brought to the attention of the council and citizens by land use attorney Sam Rodabough. Rodabough, the attorney for the Sammamish Homeowners Association, said

he caught this oversight and sent out an email that seemed to have been forwarded to almost everyone in Sammamish, producing much discussion. City Manager Ben Yazici said these powers were not purposely excluded from the city code, and the city will get all of the facts on the table and proceed quickly. Sammamish is classified by the state as a noncharter code city, with a

council-manager form of governance. The powers of initiative and referendum are available to all code cities, but first the city must adopt these powers, which Sammamish has not done since it was incorporated in 1999. Rodabough said in the 12 years since the city was formed, he thought this was an oversight, rather than an issue of the council not trusting the community. Many other people

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Highlands gas station eyed

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Mention plans to build a gas station in the Issaquah Highlands, and neighbors give a lukewarm response. Add that the gas station comes with the community’s first grocery store, and the support is clear. The Issaquah City Council

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testified to that reality at a Land and Shore Committee meeting last week. While developers haven’t announced what grocery chain they’re negotiating with, some speculate Safeway’s presence at the meeting was a sure sign. Once written out of the Highland’s master plan, the gas station proposal comes with debate. At one time the city was concerned that a spill could contaminate the Highlands aquifer, but new technology and further geological studies has the city convinced the risk from a spill is no greater than anywhere else in the city, said Keith Niven, program manager at Issaquah public works. Some residents say the plan goes against the pedestrian-friendly community first envisioned, Niven noted. Regardless, a study from an independent polling company showed strong support for the plan. About 66 percent of people supported a gas station, and that number jumped to 75 percent when people were told a grocery store was contingent on it, Shaw said. “Does it reflect the original vision for the Highlands? I don’t know,” said Tola Marts, the councilmember who chairs the Land and Shore Committee. But “the last time we looked at this, we didn’t have Swedish.” Adding the gas station would help reduce travel for hospital employees, who’d have to go to the valley floor to fill up, he said. While the gas station could go anywhere, the most likely spot is where Ninth Avenue and Highlands Drive Northeast merge near the hospital, Shaw said.

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Denise Stringfellow, CPDT Riverdog Canine Coaching 1400 19th Ave NW • Issaquah • 425.427.5958

Woman Receives Built Green Hammer Award The 2011 Built Green Hammer Award was presented to Donna and Riley Shirey for the ‘Zero Energy Idea House’ during the Built Green Conference held at Pickering Barn on September 14, 2011. The category was Builder, Custom or Small Speculative.

Over the past nine years, Denise has been ‘pack leader’ of one of the most successful and innovative dog training and day care facilities in the state. Her company has ‘unleashed’ the potential of over 8,000 dogs in our community through their positive C.A.M.P. programs and obedience classes. Riverdog has been recognized as a Psychologically Healthy Workplace, and has provided jobs for over 200 enthusiastic Eastside dog lovers. She also conducts free bite prevention training for veterinary staff, and donates thousands of dollars in free services each year to underprivileged dog owners. Denise lives in North Bend with her husband, three kids, and a barnyard of pets. 529913

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Victoria Lindmeier Issaquah Children’s Academy 4588 Klahanie Dr SE • Issaquah • 425.391.8399 Victoria Lindmeier was raised in Florida, and moved to Issaquah in 1994. She attended Coastal Carolina College for Business and Bellevue College for Early Childhood Education. In 1996 Victoria took over ownership of a short term drop off child care facility located in downtown Issaquah named Kids Play until the winter of 1998. Then in January 1999 she opened a full time child care facility named Kids Play Activity & Learning Center located in Klahanie on the Issaquah plateau. In 2008 Victoria remodeled the school giving it a new look and the new name of Issaquah Children’s Academy which better reflected the quality of the programs and educators. Victoria is a proud mother of 4, and is honored to have the opportunity to provide education and child care for the families of her community. When you walk into Issaquah Children’s Academy, you are walking into her dream come true.

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Kathy Clark is a true Washingtonian, and a second generation Tower. Clark’s Towing LLC, originally Clark’s Towing and Repair, was founded in 1964 by Bethel Clark. Recently relocated to 1780 NW Maple St in Issaquah, Clark’s Towing is having an open house October 12, 2011 between 11-3. Please come join us celebrating our new facility, 2 new trucks, and our great staff!

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Clark’s Towing provides towing 24/7 of all types of vehicles for our community, our law enforcement agencies, and several motor clubs. Clark’s Towing outstanding customer satisfaction record clearly reinforces Kathy’s claim that Clark’s Towing is Washington’s finest towing and recovery business. They currently employ three professional drivers, and an office staff of two; so no job is too big or too small.

Clark’s Towing is proactive with safety and training, mandated by Washington State Patrol, and offer training to other towing companies thru the Towing and Recovery Association of Washington at Clark’s yard. All of Clark’s Towing drivers have attended light and/or heavy duty tow school. We run a background check and conduct random drug-screens on all of our employees. At Clark’s Towing safety is our biggest concern. Clark’s Towing is a member of the Towing and Recovery Association of Washington and a Registered Tow Truck Operator with Washington State. Being a Registered Tow Truck Operator means Clark’s Towing follows a higher standard of commitment to the upkeep of our fleet; and the safety of our drivers and customers.

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Comprehensive Women’s Healthcare Are you experiencing: • Fatigue • Moodiness • Hot flashes • Sleep problems • Weight gain

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Q & A with the Doctors Naturopathic physicians Naomi Bryant, Tammy McInnis and Jill Monster founded the NaturoMedica clinic in Sammamish almost four years ago.

Q. What kind of healthcare do you offer for women? Dr. BryantWe actually provide healthcare for men, women and children, but the majority of our patients are women. For women, we offer a full range of primary care, including annual gynecological exams. Dr. MonsterWe practice integrated medicine. We combine the best conventional and natural therapies to design a plan that is right for each patient. We like to say that the best medicine is the medicine that works for each individual. This can mean anything from diet and lifestyle changes, to vitamins and supplements, to pharmaceutical medications.

Q. What kinds of specialized care do you offer for women?

Dr. BryantWe treat all types of medical conditions, but we find that women have many health complaints related to hormonal imbalances. From puberty through menopause and beyond, women experience hormonal shifts which are at the root of many health concerns. In addition to the “female” hormones estrogen and progesterone, women may experience symptoms associated with imbalances of the other hormones including thyroid, cortisol and testosterone. It is no wonder women have a large number of health concerns that are hormone related! We are well versed in choosing the hormone testing and treatment that is right for each patient’s circumstance. Therapies for hormonal imbalances can include diet and lifestyle interventions, and supplements or prescriptions. For women who are interested in hormone replacement therapy, we have experience in prescribing bio-identical hormones. Dr McInnisWe also see many women for digestive issues, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Food allergies seem to be another area of interest for many patients. It is probably worth mentioning that many

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women feel great most of the time and just want to make sure that they are doing all of the right things to stay healthy. A large part of our practice is dedicated to preventive healthcare. It is a really exciting time in medicine. For example, there is state-of-the art testing that looks at a patient’s individual vitamin and nutrient levels, so that a patient can make decisions about which vitamins and supplements to take based upon personal blood chemistry.

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NaturoMedica different from other healthcare? Dr. McInnisIn addition to offering a blend of conventional and alternative medicine, our medicine is highly personalized. A first office visits lasts for up to two hours and follow up visits generally last for an hour. This gives us time to get to know our patients and their health history and to discuss each of their health concerns. Dr BryantWe find that many patients are dissatisfied with their current medical care. They are spending less and less time with their doctors–often having to schedule multiple visits to discuss each of their health

Dr. Monster, Dr Bryant and Dr. McInnis concerns. They are looking for a more holistic, individualized approach and we provide that.

Q. Are doctors at NaturoMedica willing to work alongside my existing doctor? Dr. MonsterAbsolutely. We can work alongside your established physician or provide primary care. We believe in finding the best medical care for each person, which may mean working with multiple practitioners. We maintain an extensive referral network and we often work with medical doctors and other healthcare providers. Our goal is simply to do what is best for each patient.



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CONFIDENT COMMUNICATION Feel Empowered – Not Fearful A Personal Development Workshop for Women Wednesday, October 26 5:30pm – 7:30pm Hotel Bellevue 11200 SE 6th St • Bellevue


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Eastside Pediatric Group’s Doctors and Staff Walk 60 Miles in the Susan G. Komen 3Day Walk for the Cure EPDG Doctors and Staff, decked out in pink with the team name EPDGSTRONG, walked 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3Day Walk for a Cure to show their support for the fight against breast cancer. Their team consisted of Dr. Quinby, Dr. Lombardi and her sister, Kristen Whitaker, Brandi Hill, Stephanie Keane, Jessica Marlenee and Kristin Marlenee.


any women need to give presentations at work and in life. They are called upon for community and social events, Chamber functions, proposals to customers, prospects, staff and more. The majority of people experience some ‘butterflies’ and fear in these situations. In a non-threatening, upbeat and fun way, Eileen Shenker, president of Success Seminars, will teach: • How to manage fears, prepare winning presentations and have a dazzling delivery every time one has to speak in front of others

“1 in 8 women have the chance of having invasive breast cancer at some point in their life. That number is staggering when you stop to think about it. This is my way of showing support for those affected and doing everything I can to stop this disease by contributing to the cure. I want to thank all of our patients and colleagues who supported EPDGSTRONG by donated to this worthy cause, we were so honored by the support,” said Dr. Quinby.

• A simple formula for effective and persuasive presentations • Ways to deliver any message with impact • Easy to remember “fear-fighter” to help free butterflies Read what others are saying about this workshop: “You gave me tips to overcome my fear and steps for preparation. This was so worth my time!” Christine LaBoy, Ronald McDonald House

“Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States other than skin cancer. I walk for my family and the thousands of women who are affected by this each year. Being a participant in this walk is a powerful and life changing event. I look forward to a day when breast cancer no longer exists. By participating in this walk I am helping make that a reality,” said Dr. Lombardi.

“Your presentation connected to the nervousness and how to overcome it. You engage the audience with your delivery. This workshop is dynamic and very effective.” Terry Tellez, Ethan Allen

EPDGSTRONG walked 60 miles through the streets of Seattle and donated $23,000 to help fight breast cancer.

Confidence will be high the next time one has to present in front of any group from 5 to 200 or more.

About Eastside Pediatric Dental Group Eastside Pediatric Dental Group started as a small 3 chair practice on Front Street in Issaquah, WA in 1994. Today the practice with its three Doctors and 17 staff members have moved locations to 185 NE Gilman Blvd. The practice has grown to 10 chairs and a surgery suite.

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PREP ROUNDUP GOLF EASTLAKE won its eighth consecutive match Tuesday, beating rival Skyline 200-212 at the Plateau Club. The Spartans’ Brian Mogg earned medalist honors, shooting an even par, 36. The Wolves swept the next six spots, however. Spencer Weiss and Colby Stirrat tied for second with 39s. Will Sharp finished fourth with a 40, while RP McCoy, Paul Russo and Jack Fisher tied for fifth with 41s.

VOLLEYBALL SKYLINE held onto its undefeated status Tuesday night, downing Ballard in three games: 25-21, 25-16, 25-17. Maddie Magee had 16 kills and 12 digs, while Madison Stoa recorded three blocks and 27 assists. Kennedy Stoa added four aces and 11 digs and Molly Mounsey had nine kills. The Spartans are now 2-0 in league and 6-0 overall.

Skyline defenders Peyton Pelluer (52) and Ben Vavra (71), along with a host of others, swarm Issaquah running back Jack Gellatly last Friday. The Spartans held the Eagles to 61 rushing yards. RUSSELL GARNER, For The Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter

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Skyline coach Mat Taylor knew it wouldn’t be a problem for his team to get ramped up for last week’s game against rival Issaquah. But he also knew after two weeks of tough losses — the program’s first multi-game losing streak since 1998 — there was a danger of pressing too hard. “The biggest thing we talked about all week is that we’ve just got to erase everything from the last few weeks ... and not get freaked out,” Taylor said. The Spartans answered their coaches’ call in a big way on Friday night, beating the undefeated Eagles 41-14 in front of their home crowd. The key for Skyline, which led 17-14 at halftime, was a near flawless second half. “We just kind of settled down and trusted our play calls,” said junior quarterback Max Browne, who ended the game 29 of 41 for 366 yards and five touchdowns. “Our play calls were great. We just said we’ve got to step on the gas pedal because we can’t lose

this one.” The Spartans, who converted a key 4th and 1 play on the opening drive of the second half, scored two plays later when Browne found Damien Greene for an 8-yard TD. Browne hit Trevor Barney for two more second-half scores, connecting on a 33-yard wide receiver screen and a 5-yard crossing route to the back of the end zone. While the offense was in sync in the second half, so was the defense. Skyline, which allowed Lake Oswego’s Steven Long to rush for 420 yards and seven TDs last week, put the clamps down on Issaquah. The Spartans held the Eagles to 61 total rushing yards and forced four turnovers — three in the second half. “They were bound and determined all week,” Taylor said, of his defense. For Issaquah, they just couldn’t find an answer. In five possessions, the Eagles punted twice, threw two interceptions and fumbled once. “I think we just came out flat in the second half,” said obviously disappointed senior wide receiver Jake Bakamus. “We didn’t come out with

any heart, that’s what it was.” Issaquah led twice on Friday, taking a 7-0 lead at the 6:02 mark of the first quarter. Quarterback Ethan Kalin (16-29, 182 yards) found sophomore Derek Champman on a 21-yard pass. After briefly falling behind, the Eagles took the lead again with just over 4 minutes left in the first half, 14-10, when Kalin found Jack Gellatly on a 24-yard screen pass for a TD. Skyline got the lead back with 1:25 left in the first half when Browne connected with junior Matt Sinatro for a 7-yard score. Sinatro ended the game with seven catches for 117 yards. The Spartans improved to 2-2 overall and are 1-0 in league. It marked their seventh straight victory over the Eagles dating back to 2007. “It’s definitely a big one, not just for bragging rights of cross-town rivals but for KingCo standings,” Browne said. Skyline hosts winless Redmond (04) at 7 p.m., tonight. Issaquah, which dropped 3-1, hosts non-league Kamiak (1-3) at 7 p.m., tonight.

Eastlake rolls over Redmond | Football roundup The last time an undefeated Eastlake team stepped on the a winless Redmond’s home turf, it suffered an upset loss. The Wolves made sure there was no repeat last Friday, rolling over the rival Mustangs, 43-0. Eastlake first got on the board with 6:15 left in the second quarter via an 80-yard touchdown run from Ryan Lewis. The senior carried the ball 14 times for 146 yards. David Hernandez added a 30-yard fumble return for a

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EASTLAKE earned its first league victory Tuesday night, knocking off Bothell in five games: 24-26, 25-19, 25-20, 20-25, 15-5. Sarah Pellicano and Anna Gorman recorded 15 kills apiece for the Wolves. The duo also had 18 and 16 digs, respectively. Jen Bresley added 13 kills, three blocks and three aces and Christine Borges served up 48 assists. The Wolves improved to 1-2 in league and 2-3 overall. EASTSIDE CATHOLIC battled from behind Monday to defeat Bainbridge in five games: 24-26, 25-18, 18-25, 25-14, 15-11. Kameron Mclain paved the way for the Crusaders with 29 kills and 11 digs. Hannah Christie had 52 assists and Marlena Norwood had 26 assists. Mandy Mahan added seven kills and Lauren Rehn recorded 19 digs. Eastside Catholic moved to 6-1 in league and 8-1 overall.

SOCCER SKYLINE kept its record flawless Tuesday, beating Inglemoor 4-1 in Sammamish. The Spartans struck first in the 38th minute via a 25foot shot from Brooke Bofto. Makenzie Ware scored in the 51st minute off a Maddie Christ corner kick. Sydne Tingey added an unassisted breakaway goal in the 67th minute and Anna Deweirdt converted a penalty kick in the 79th minute. Inglemoor’s lone score came via an own-goal in the 62nd minute. Skyline improved to 2-0-0 in league and 6-0-1 overall. ISSAQUAH overcame a one-goal deficit Tuesday night, beating Ballard 3-1 at IHS. The Eagles fell behind in the 8th minute via an unassisted goal from Bailey Travis. Issaquah answered with a score in the 21st minute off the foot of Annie Hoffman. Delany Foreman netted another goal in the 34th minute and Alissa Evans provided security in the 65th minute with another score. Issaquah moved to 2-0-1 in league and 4-3-1 overall.

TENNIS SKYLINE swept its doubles matches and earned a win at the No. 4 singles spot Tuesday to beat Plateau rival Eastlake 4-3. The doubles team of Brayden Hansen and Alex Wu defeated Jon Lockwood and Santiago Vargas, 6-2, 6-1. Inchul You and Nick Ziats along with Manuel Larrain and Griffin Johnson also earned doubles victories. The Spartans’ Calvin Kim picked up the lone singles victory 6-0, 6-3 over Tim Tan. Eastlake’s Vicente Varas kept his record flawless with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 win over Aman Manji. Mitch Loofburrow and Andrew Garland also earned wins for the Wolves. Report scores and statistics to Kevin Endejan at 425-3910363 or

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Dr. Stephen Hughes is a primary care physician specializing in traumatic brain injuries at Overlake hospital in Issaquah and has served as the team doctor for the Mount Si High School football team since 1990. CHAD COLEMAN, Issasquah Reporter


“You just take little steps and build on them,” Victor said. “We just want to get back to normal.” A major piece of getting Zack as close to normal as possible is Dr. Stan Herring, a clinical professor at the University of Washington in Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Neurological Surgery. He is also comedical director of the Seattle Sports Concussion

Program and a team physician for the Seahawks and Mariners. Since meeting the family four years ago, Herring has worked tirelessly not only to aid Zack’s recovery, but to spread the message of concussion awareness. “He’s an amazing kid,” Herring said of Zack Lystedt. “He’s changed all of our lives; Zack has remained a big part of our family.” Now, five years after being injured and months after walking across the stage to accept his high school diploma, Zack is finally beginning to get back to

normal. He is set to begin taking a class at Bellevue College in the fall. In 2009, as a result of Zack’s saga, Washington became the first state to adopt head injury and concussion legislation by passing Engrossed House Bill 1824, known since its signing as the Lystedt Law. The legislation, which is intended to be educational rather than punitive, states in part, “Athletes cannot return to practice or a game until evaluated by a licensed physician trained in the diagnosis and management of concussions and given

written medical authorization.” In addition, the law stipulates that only one of five certified professionals (medical doctor, doctor of osteopathy, advanced registered nurse practitioner, physicians assistant and licensed certified athletic trainers) may offer a returnto-play authorization for an athlete under the age of 18 that is even suspected of having suffered a concussion. Student-athletes and their parents are also required to sign a concussion information sheet prior to the participation in school sponsored athletics. Since the Lystedt Law was adopted by Washington, 28 other states and the District of Columbia have introduced legislation to prevent athletes from returning to competition before deemed safe by a medical professional. While the law creates a set of standards for returning to play after a suspected concussion, surrounding issues such as baseline testing are still up for debate.

Part two of this story will run in the Sept. 30 edition of the Reporter. Josh Suman can be reached at 425-453-5045 or by email at jsuman@

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Eastlake, which blocked three Redmond punts, improved to 4-0 on the season. The Wolves travel to Newport (3-1) next Friday.

Seattle Prep fends off eastside Eastside Catholic was never out of reach, but the Crusaders couldn’t get over the hump in their first Metro League test last Friday, falling 28-13 to Seattle Prep on the road. After trailing early, Eastside knotted the game on a 3-yard run from quarterback Trey Reynolds. The score was tied 7-7 at the half. The Panthers quickly built a 21-7 lead in the second half, but the Crusaders weren’t done. Chevy Walker’s 1-yard score pulled Eastside within 21-13. Seattle Prep sealed the win on the ensuing drive, however, when quarterback Jackson Clough plowed his way across the goal line for a 1-yard score. The Crusaders (2-2) look to get into the Metro League win column tonight when they host Chief Sealth (1-3) at 7 p.m.

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stuff Cemetery Plots

(1) CEMETERY Plot at Redmond’s beautiful Cedar Lawns and Memorial Park. Take care of all your funeral needs in one location. New Rhodie lot #165D, space #2. $3,200. Seller will pay transfer fee. Call 425753-6773 Friday Sept 30 2011 [15]

Cemetery Plots


T WO ( 2 ) C E M E T E RY lots, side by side, Cedar Lawns Memorial Park in R e d m o n d . B o t h h ave per petual and endowment care. $4000 each or $7500 for both. Transfer fee will be paid by s e l l e r. C a l l 2 0 6 - 7 1 9 2509 If no answer, leave message

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Farm Fencing & Equipment

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pets/animals Dogs

Firewood, Fuel & Stoves

ALDER/ MAPLE Wood for sale. Will deliver within 30 miles of Snoqualmie. 425-698-9805


ACACIA Memorial Park, “Birch Garden�, (2) adjacent cemetery plots, #3 & #4. Selling $5,000 each or $8,000 both. Located in Shoreline / N. Seattle. Call or email Emmons Johnson, 4254 8 8 - 3 0 0 0 ,

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C R E M AT I O N P L OT S, Greenwood Memorial in Renton. 4 side by side cremation plots, spaces 1, 2, 3 & 4, in Memory Urn Garden. Nice, peaceful, treed location, Beautifully maintained. $6100 current value. Will Mail Order sell 2 each for $2300 or a ll 4 fo r $ 39 0 0 . C a ll : AT&T U-Verse for just (425)226-6668 $29.99/mo! SAVE when SUNSET HILL Memorial y o u b u n d l e I n t e r Park in Bellevue. Gar- net+Phone+TV and get den of Devotion, lot 186, up to $300 BACK! (Sespace 3 & 4, side by l e c t p l a n s ) . L i m i t e d s i d e. To p o f t h e h i l l . Time Call NOW! 1-866Beautiful view. Value at 944-0810 $22,000 each. Selling for $20,000 both or $10,000 DIRECTV Fall Special! e a c h . S e l l e r w i l l p ay Free HD, 3 mos FREE transfer fee. Please call H B O | S t a r z | C i n e m a x ! Jessica for details; 425- NFL SUNDAY TICKET F r e e , C h o i c e 205-8448 Ultimate|Premier - Pkgs SUNSET HILLS Memori- f r o m $ 2 9 . 9 9 / m o. T i l l al Park Cemetery. Have 10/15! 1-866-438-1182 a serene and peaceful setting in the Lincoln DISH NETWORK. StartGarden. Adjacent to a i n g a t $ 1 9 . 9 9 / m o n t h J a p a n e s e m e m o r i a l . PLUS 30 Premium MoBeautiful view for your vie Channels FREE for 3 loved ones. 26B spaces Months! Save! & Ask 5 & 6. $10,000 each or About same day Installa$18,000 for the pair. In- tion! Call 877-992-1237 cludes endowment care. PROFLOWERS. Send Seller will pay transfer Flowers for Every Occafee. Call Daisy (253)365- sion! Anniversary, Birthd a y, J u s t B e c a u s e . 9783 Starting at just $19.99. Sell it free in the Flea G o t o w w w. p r o f l o w to receive 1-866-825-9001 an extra 20% off your orSUNSET HILLS Memori- der or Call 1-866-684al Park in Bellevue, WA. 6172 Tw o s p a c e s ( L o t 5 0 , spaces 7/8) available for R E A D E R S & M U S I C sale in the sold out Gar- LOVERS. 100 Greatest den Of Heritage, located Novels (audio books) within the beautiful Sun- ONLY $99.00 (plus s h.) set Hills Part. This se- Includes MP3 Player & rene, idyllic setting cou- Accessor ies. BONUS: pled with magnificent 5 0 C l a s s i c a l M u s i c mountains views of the Wor ks & Money Back Olympic and Cascade Guarantee. Call Today! Mountain Ranges are 1-888-799-3451 further enhanced by the Miscellaneous peaceful and well maintained grounds. Take advantage of a once in a GOLD CLAIM Placer, lifetime opportunity for Bluett Pass. $25,000 $12,500. This offer in- OBO. 360-474-1211 cludes; a 20x30; grave stone marker, 2 granite urn vaults, 2 internment Musical Instruments and recording fees , the processing fee, a sec- YAMAHA upright piano ond inscription fee and for sale. Details: T121; the memorial installation upright, 48� H, 60� W, and inspection fee. I’ll 24� D. Color : Polished also pay the transfer of E b o n y ( b l a c k ) w i t h deed cost. This is the matching bench; Condicomplete package and tion: excellent. beautiful an excellent opportunity. tone, made in Japan. This sale has been pre- o w n e d 6 y e a r s a p p r o v e d b y S u n s e t and only used 3 years. Hills. To take advantage Ask: $5500 or best offer. of this please call 425- P l e a s e c o n t a c t : 2 0 6 338-0745 and ask for Ed 715-4235

flea market

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Dogs Great Dane

ENGLISH MASTIFF mix puppies. 75% English Mastiff, 25% Lab. $700. Faw n a n d bl a ck w i t h beautiful markings. Also, solid black. Mother 50% E n g l i s h M a s t i f f, 5 0 % Black Lab. Father is full A K C E n g l i s h M a s t i f f. Born 07/22/11. Puppies will have first shots and deworming. Loving, loyal, fun personalities. For more details, 206-3518196

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1993 FORD F-250 HD XL. Regular Cab, 5.8 V8, Automatic Transmission, A/C, AM/FM Cassette, Knapheide Utility Box. Tires 80%. Spare, Dual Tanks, Bemis Light Duty Series Post Puller. Truck is ready to work. Clean truck, runs very good. All equipment works. Brakes overall c o n d i t i o n ve r y g o o d . Glass all good. Backup alarm, Orange rotating beacon above box. White, Blue vinyl interior. 97,000 miles. Just serviced by local Ford dealer, Washington title, 10 months left on registration. $5,800. 425-6413127, 979-219-8990 (Bellevue) is an online real estate community that exposes your proďŹ le and listings to two million readers from our many publications Pickup Trucks in the PaciďŹ c Northwest. Toyota Log on to join our 2003 TOYOTA Tacoma, network today. 6 cylinder, X Cab, 4x2,

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AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD purebred p u p s f r o m o u r Ve r y Non-Hyper Lines. Extremely intelligent, great family dogs & they live to please you. All shots & wormings. Both parents on site. A l l c o m e w / p u p py package. $400-$500. 360-793-8559 UKC ROTTWEILER puppies. 10 weeks, 3 males left. Holland line. Bred for temper ment, looks and intelligence. Pa y m e n t s a c c e p t e d . $700 to $1800. Shots, vet checked. Call 206251-3842.

Pickup Trucks Ford


Garage/Moving Sales King County Mercer Island

AKC German Shepherd puppies. Bred for intelligence and temperament. 3 Beautiful males available. Born 7-8-11 Ready for a family of their own. 1st Shots and w o r m e d r e g u l a r l y. E n u m c l a w. $ 4 5 0 . N o calls after 7:30 please. 253-939-0133

GARAGE SALE. Friday September 30th, 9am4pm. 2249 78th Ave SE. ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽAĂĽNEWĂĽPLACEĂĽ #HECKĂĽOUTĂĽ WHY PAY FOR GAS? WWWPNWHOMElNDERCOM Own an electric scootFORĂĽLOCALĂĽĂĽNATIONALĂĽLISTINGSĂĽ e r / m o t o r c y c l e . E n j oy freedom of commuting to work, college or running errands without stopping for gas! Lithium Powered, quality scooters with warranty. Only $6 to board ferry! Speeds up to 70mph. Distance up to 80 miles/charge. Prices range: $500-$6,000. Call Jen to test r ide. 425-270-1351


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