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OPINION | Roegner: Weird news from around the sound [4] Column: Baseball teaches lesson about justice and injustice [4] INVESTIGATION | Bloody suspect leads Federal Way police to dead body [3] SPORTS | Check out local high school football action from opening weekend [9]

CALENDAR | The Han Woo-Ri Korean WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 festival returns to Federal Way [7]

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FW schools gain ground in state testing by FWPS students was in the area of 10th-grade math, with scores jumping 18.5 percent between The Washington state Office 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. In of the Superintendent of 2009-2010, 45 percent of Public Instruction (OSPI) 10th-graders met EDUCATION FWPS released its annual report the standard for math, cards last week, with Fedwhile in 2010-2011, that eral Way Public Schools number increased to over showing “meaningful gains 63 precent, according to the well worth celebrating,” acdistrict. cording to the district. FWPS credited this gain to One of the biggest gains made a new policy instituted at the By Greg Allmain

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state level, in which students are tested at the end of the instruction period. Called an end-of-course (EOC) assessment, this method “ensures that students have actually received instruction in the skills on the test, and tests them on those skills while the instruction is still fresh in their memories.” At the high school level, more students hit the desired metric for reading in 2010-2011, with 82 percent achieving the standard,

compared to 78 percent in 20092010. In the other two measured areas, writing and science, FWPS indicated that students scores “were comparable or slightly lower than the state’s averages in most categories.” For the district’s elementary third- through fifth-grade students, some “minor losses” occurred, but stayed above the state averages in reading for third and fifth grade, along with third-,

Caregiver for boy with autism fights shoplifting charge

The Federal Way Farmers Market moved to a new location for the 2011 season, opening May 7 at the former AMC Theatres site, 31600 20th Ave. S. (near the transit center). The market runs through the end of October.

Attorneys say company policies present a dilemma for loss prevention officers By Greg Allmain gallmain@fedwaymirror.com

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Farmers Market now open Wednesdays By ANDY HOBBS editor@federalwaymirror.com

Shannon Ford is finally able to sell her very own wild Alaska salmon in Federal Way. Every summer beginning in June, Ford and a two- to four-person crew catch salmon in Bristol Bay aboard her boat, Paul Revere. Ford sells some salmon to an Alaskan cannery, then brings the rest of the bounty home to the Puget Sound region, where she tours the local farmers market circuit. Through her business, Two if by Seafoods, Ford sells her salmon at farmers markets in Mercer Island, Renton, Kirkland and Bellevue. On Sept. 7, she will make her debut at the Federal Way Farmers Market’s inaugural Wednesday Night Out, which runs 4 to 8 p.m. at 31600 20th Ave. S. (near the transit center). Expect to find fresh frozen sockeye, coho and smoked sockeye salmon at Ford’s booth. [ more FARMERS MARKET, page 13 ]

fourth- and fifth-grade math. Grades six through eight were the district’s rough patch. The district conceded that seventh- and eighth-grade students “saw overall stagnant or slightly lower scores.” One group that took a step backward was seventh-graders in the areas of reading and math. In 2009-2010, this group scored 62.5 percent on reading and 55.1 percent on math. For 2010-2011, [ more SCORES, page 13 ]

Federal Way resident Shannon Ford (pictured in Alaska aboard her boat, Paul Revere) will sell salmon at the Federal Way Farmers Market’s inaugural Wednesday Night Out, which runs 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 7 at 31600 20th Ave. S. COURTESY PHOTO

On July 19, 2010, Marcus Mukai and a young autistic teenager stopped at the Safeway on 320th Street to do some quick shopping. Mukai was the young man’s DSHS-sponsored caretaker at the time. While they shopped, the teen got increasingly agitated because he was worried the two would miss their usual computer time at the Federal Way 320th Library. Eventually, according to Mukai and his attorneys, the young man darted out of the store, taking a cart full of unpaid for groceries with him. Because of this, both Mukai and the young man were stopped by in-store loss prevention officers as possible shoplifters. Mukai now faces a charge of theft in the third degree, which can carry a penalty of up to a year in jail or a $5,000 fine. Mukai is slated to go to trial in late October. The city prosecuting attorney’s office declined

to comment on the case of City of Federal Way v. Marcus Mukai, citing concerns of contaminating any potential juror pool. “We’re very disappointed, to say the least, that the Federal Way prosecutor has not taken a closer look at this,” said Steven Fogg, one of Mukai’s attorneys. “I don’t have any doubt that any jury that saw these facts would very quickly clear Mr. Mukai.” Both of Mukai’s attorneys say their client may be the victim of company policies by Phoenix Protective Corporation of Spokane, the employer of the two loss prevention officers. In depositions of the two Safeway loss prevention officers (LPOs) provided to The Mirror by Mukai’s legal team, a catch-22 is described for the officers within Phoenix. According to the statements of both [ more CHARGE, page 13 ]

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Federal Way will host two 9/11 remembrances From staff reports

South King Fire and Rescue will host a ceremony at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Celebration Park in Federal Way to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Two South King Fire and Rescue firefighters crisscrossed the country this month to retrieve a steel beam from the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The public will be able to view the steel beam at Sunday’s ceremony. The steel beam will become part of a memorial in Federal Way to honor the nearly 3,000 victims who died in the attacks. The memorial will be dedicated Sept. 11, 2012, at fire station 64 at South 320th Street and Military Road. Over the next year, the fire district will raise money and collect dona-

tions to fund the memorial. To contribute to the memorial, mail tax-deductible donations to South King Firefighters Foundation, 31617 1st Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98003.

FW churches unite for 9/11 remembrance A community 9/11 remembrance and prayer event will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Sacajawea Middle School, 1101 S. Dash Point Road. The free event is organized by a group of 15 pastors from churches across Federal Way. Jeff MacLurg, pastor at Our Savior’s Baptist Church, said the event is not a worship service, but rather a call to action for community service. He hopes the gathering will inspire people to

emulate the heroic choices resulting from challenges created by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. “We are asking people to make Federal Way a better place because we’re making choices to serve other people,” said MacLurg, who began planning the event in May. “Because there was such a spiritual response to 9/11, it would be appropriate for churches to take the lead in remembering it.” The event will feature representatives from dozens of service groups, Federal Way police and the fire district as well as Mayor Skip Priest. South King Fire Chaplain Tim Klerekoper will be the main speaker. MacLurg expects about 900 people to attend. He encourages the public to come and connect with like-minded service groups. Call (253) 227-2081.

A steel beam from the World Trade Center will become part of a 9/11 memorial in Federal Way. The memorial is slated to open Sept. 11, 2012, at South King Fire and Rescue station 64. ANDY HOBBS, The Mirror

Community garden breaks ground Sept. 18 From staff reports

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Argument results in damage at shop CRIME

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Police Blotter Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: • Who’s to blame?: At 2:55 p.m. Aug. 27 in the 1200 block of South 343rd Street, police were called after a shop owner and a shop representative got into an argument after the rep came in to pick up his truck after having repairs done. Following the argument, the rep was backing his truck out of the shop when he ran over an air tool belonging to the business. The incident caused damage to the air tool and popped two of the rep’s tires, according to the report. The incident caused another argument over who would be responsible for the damages. The rep wanted the shop owner to pay for his tires and the owner wanted the rep to pay for the air tool, according to the report.

• Stolen purse: At 3:20 p.m. Aug. 24 at Wild Waves Theme Park, a woman called police to tell them that her purse along with five credit cards, checkbook and driver’s license were stolen from her car while it was parked at the park. There was no damage to the car and it was still locked, as the woman had left it, according to the report. Police have no suspects. • Strongarm robbery: At 3:23 p.m. Aug. 24 in the 1900 block of South 314th Street, a woman reported that she had been the victim of a strongarm robbery attempt, according to the police report. A white vehicle pulled up next the woman, who was the passenger in another vehicle, and a man attempted to take her purse off of her shoulder. The attempt was unsuccessful and the other driver left the area, according to the report. • Stolen stereo: At 8:28 a.m. Aug. 28 in the 28000 block of 25th Place South, a woman reported that sometime after midnight, the

passenger window was broken out and her stereo was stolen, according to the police report. Police have no suspects. • Burglary: At 7:07 p.m. Aug. 28 in the 29000 block of 18th Avenue South, a woman reported that her residence was burglarized at some point during the last two months, according to the police report. The woman was in Korea and $6,000 worth of items, including a television and jewelry, were stolen. • Burglary: At 8:27 p.m. Aug. 28 in the 500 block of South 323rd Place, a neighbor witnessed two black males banging on the window of an apartment, according to the police. The neighbor then heard noises coming from the apartment like somebody going through drawers, the report said. The neighbor then witnessed two men leaving the apartment with a full duffel bag. Police found a window open with the screen out, according to the report. There were numerous items stolen, including a computer and iPod.

• Robbery: At 8:51 p.m. Aug. 28 in the 31000 block of 8th Avenue Southwest, police were dispatched to a man being robbed by an unknown Hispanic man. The man’s property was returned to him by two good samaritans, according to the police report. The man was, however, still missing a knife. Police have no suspects. • Theft: At 2:26 a.m. Aug. 27 in the 2100 block of SW 334th Place, a woman heard a noise and looked outside and saw an unknown male in her vehicle and the driver’s side window broken, according to police. The woman reported that a GPS system was taken. • Argument: At 10:49 a.m. Aug. 27 in the 900 block of Southwest Campus Drive, a mother and daughter got into an argument over chores and money, according to the police report. The mother then began pushing the daughter and the daughter pushed her back, the report said. There were no reports of injuries and both agreed to seek family counseling.

Pacific Raceways asking county for help By ROBERT WHALE Auburn Reporter

J. Dan Fiorito graded and paved a racetrack east of Auburn for a band of cash-poor investors in 1960 in exchange for a share of stock. If his grandson, Jason Fiorito, is to expand Pacific Raceways, he’ll have to go through the King County Council over the angry and organized opposition of neighbors who say it’ll be too noisy and harm the environment. Fiorito addressed the Auburn City Council to enlist the City’s support. “I’m not asking King County to approve this site plan,” he said. “I’m asking it to amend the code in terms of the wetlands and the steep slopes to allow upgrades that are specifically tied to safety improvements on the road course and set forth a development agreement requirement between us and the county executive that would start the environmental review process. “This is not an attempt to circumvent environmental review,” Fiorito added. Council members listened but took no action. Fiorito’s problem is that the operation of the current road course and drag strip don’t support the maintenance of the racing surface, neither do they support the debt service payments the family has been making on the $5 million loan it took out to pull the venue back from the brink of ruin in 2000 to where it can operate at a club racing level on the road course and a professional level on the drag strip. Fiorito traced the track’s decline to a series of unfortunate lease agreements the then-operator of then-Seattle International Raceway entered into with lessees from the 1970s to the late ‘90s. “By the end of the ‘90s, either my

family was going to take over operations, or it would go away,” Fiorito said. “Thankfully, I was able to convince my family it was an important community asset.” The family tore down buildings, replaced bathrooms, began a deferred maintenance program to establish some safety-runout areas around the road course, rebuilt the grandstands, replaced many of the wooden seats with aluminum seats, paved some pit areas and cleaned up the property. Present features are: • A quarter-mile dragstrip • A shifter-kart track amounting to a smaller version of the road course that caters to drifting cars, Go-Karts and motorcycles • A permitted motocross track, dormant for now • A permitted-and-under-construction, relocated drag strip. Nearly 700,000 people set foot on the property every year, almost 100,000 of them showing up on just one weekend during the NHRA Nationals. But it is the club activities throughout the week that kick up most of the economic impact. Some of the larger events are on weekends, the track hosting close to 300 event days a year and operational seven days a week, May through August. Pacific Raceways has worked with King County over recent years to relocate some of the racing surfaces, including the kart course, moving it “as far away from the neighborhood as we could get it, and then lowering it 30 feet into the ground, leaving an earthen berm between the noise generator and the neighborhood. This is the first racing surface to employ that technology, and it’s worked wonderfully,” Fiorito said. The problem is that road courses and drag strips aren’t big money makers. If Pacific Raceways is to

remain competitive, things will have to change. Looking for a sustainable business model outside of the impossible scenario of hosting a NASCAR event, Fiorito decided to do as other track owners in his situation had done — build an associated industrial park. By building and renting out industrial and commercial space for businesses tied to the racing industries, he said, he can keep things rolling and make the venue a world-class facility once again. Fiorito’s plan calls for an industrial park capable of generating 1,000 jobs, with an estimated economic impact on the local economy of about $30 million per year. By surrounding the track with those buildings, he said, he can cut the noise. The plan also calls for replacing a grass field with a regional-size oval, which is the one additional racing surface proposed in the master plan. His vision is to have five racing surfaces that can be operated on a regional level. In the event the raceway has a professionally-sanctioned road course or drag strip event, it can shut down the other four spectator-driven events and use their parking lots. A lack of safety runout areas, he said, constrains the present road course. In 1960, there were few trees alongside the racing surface. Because of 30 years of lack of maintenance, trees have grown up right alongside the track, so that if a car leaves the racing surface, it will hit a tree. The solution is to remove trees, and that means getting into sensitive areas and removing vegetation to provide flat runoff areas, so that if a car going 150 mph plus leaves the track, it won’t hit a tree, and safety crews can get there quickly. Fiorito claims his plan efficiently cuts but does not eliminate noise leaving the property.

Bloody suspect at collision leads Federal Way police to dead body From staff reports

Federal Way police discovered an apparent homicide while responding to an early morning vehicle collision. At 6:54 a.m. Sept. 2, officers were dispatched to the scene of a minor collision in the 30400 block of 28th Avenue South, according to police. A 19-year-old male at the scene who was believed to have caused the collision had dried blood on his body and clothing, according to police. The blood was not related to the collision, police said. Officers drove to the address on the vehicle’s registration to check on the welfare of residents at that address. Upon arriving at the residence in the 30600 block of Pacific Highway South, police discovered male who had been killed, apparently of multiple stab wounds, according to police. The victim and suspect have not been identified as of press time. The 19-year-old suspect cooperated with Federal Way detectives and admitted during an interview to stabbing the victim, according to police. The suspect, an acquaintance of the victim, was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of murder. Federal Way police detectives are working the case. More information will be reported when available.


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Personification of pets versus police hyperbole A short unattributed blurb in The Mirror on Aug. 24 was titled “Pets and hot cars just don’t mix.” The Federal Way Police Department asserts that “leaving an animal unattended in a vehicle is dangerous to the animals.” This is a ridiculous absolute that cannot rea-

Justice lesson from a baseball By JUDGE DAVID LARSON Federal Way Municipal Court

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What exactly is justice? Is justice a condition of existence? Or, does it denote some action on our part? Is justice a result? Or, is justice the way we behave and how we treat each other? It is amazing what we learn from our children. I experienced an event with my son that provides a lesson for us all about what justice means. My sons and I went to a number of Mariners games in the past. My oldest son’s main goal in attending games was to snag a foul ball or a home run ball. It was his obsession, and his disappointment was palpable each time he would come up empty. It would have been cheaper to buy him a few dozen baseballs, but it was not about having just any baseball. It was about catching a Mariners baseball at a Mariners game. We learned that players warming up in the outfield during batting practice tossed balls that did not quite make it over the fence into the stands. The chance of retrieving a ball hit over the fence was also much greater during batting practice. We were able to stand at the outfield rail with some other people with the same idea of getting a baseball. We were there for about 15 minutes when a player from the opposing team tossed a ball up to a 6-year-old boy standing next to my then 12-year-old son. It was obvious that the ball was intended for this younger boy. It glided right toward his glove, but hit off the edge, fell to the ground, and rolled right to my oldest son’s feet. My son revealed a burst of character that made me swell with pride. He picked up the ball and handed it to the younger boy as its intended recipient. This was an especially good act by my son because the baseball he handed over would have been the very first baseball he would have ever received at a Mariners game. I wish that were how this story ended, but the lessons we learned that day were not over. I will never know if the opposing player saw what my son did, but it seemed that my son’s deserved reward was on its way when the opposing player tossed the next ball he touched directly to my son. It was obvious this ball was intended for him. The ball was on a perfect trajectory to my son’s open glove when a man in his late 30’s thrust his glove over my son’s and took the ball right out of mid-air. Some of the readers of this piece probably believe that my son deserved what he got (or what he did not get) because he should have just kept the first baseball. After all, “do unto others before they do unto you” seems to be the ethic of choice for many these days. However, my son gained more by giving that baseball to the other boy than he ever could have [ more LARSON page 5 ]

Weird news outside of this city Well, here we go again. It’s 6 a.m. and time for another day on the treadmill. It seems to be staying dark later, and somehow that makes this daily agony even less enjoyable. I read several different papers to try and pass the time more quickly, but I haven’t kept up like I normally do. The pile of unread literature is taller than your typical 5-year-old and seems ready to topple. I write a lot about what’s going on here in Federal Way, so let’s see what’s going on in other cities. There must be something new and exciting happening out there. East of the mountains, they celebrate the arrival of migrating birds with the annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival. This year it has been canceled due to lack of volunteers. Hmm... how will the cranes know they have been canceled? Won’t they still show up anyway? And with no one to greet them, how will they know where to check in? Or how to find a good restaurant? I wonder if they have a tourist bureau in Kennewick? Next door in Auburn, one thief was easy to catch. He wheeled a stolen 50-inch television past the police department. I would imagine a television that big being wheeled down Main Street might get someone’s attention. Also, in Auburn, City Hall found that clear communication with its residents is essential. The deputy mayor felt compelled to send a letter to the editor of the Auburn Reporter to clarify a community misunderstanding. Some citizens were upset with city plans for “transient oriented development.” She wanted to clarify that it was “transit” oriented development. Glad we got that cleared up. Other cities might have seen

Auburn as a transient destination point.  Criminals in Issaquah make it far to easy for the police. One man reported to court on a charge where the judge sent him to jail. During booking, police found a bag of marijuana. His comment: “That was really stupid of me to go to court with it in my pocket.” Any disagreement? With cooperative criminals like that, Issaquah may be able to lower its police budget.       Not surprisingly, a picture of scantily clad young ladies on the front page of the Whidbey News-Times under the headline “Talk Derby To Me,” catches my eye. Oh... well that wasn’t quite what I expected. It was a story about their ladies roller rink team. Those folks on Whidbey Island have quite the sense of humor. But it is early in the morning and I am easy to fool this time of day. They must be pretty tough up there — that sport is brutal. And though it isn’t exactly what I learned in political science, or church either, maybe God does have his limits. One of the candidates for president says all the earthquakes and hurricanes are a message from God to Washington politicians for not listening. And we thought we were the only ones they didn’t listen to. Maybe God isn’t among the 14 percent who have confidence in Congress. You just can’t make this stuff up, but it’s time to get off the treadmill and get back to interviewing candidates for the fall elections. Besides, it’s looking lighter outside and my knees are beginning to hurt. Bob Roegner

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To submit an item or photo for publication in The Mirror: email editor@federalwaymirror.com; mail attn Letters, Federal Way Mirror, 31919 1st Ave. S., Suite 101, Federal Way, WA 98003; fax (253) 925-5750. Letters may be edited for style, clarity and length. sonably be substantiated. Certainly it can be said that leaving an animal in an unattended vehicle for an extended amount of time, in hot weather and with the windows closed, can be dangerous. Beyond that, the Federal Way Police Department is engaging in hyperbole. Federal Way police go

on to assert that “consistent temperatures above 70 degrees have led to an increased number of calls related to leaving dogs in vehicles in an unsafe manner.” While indeed there might be an increased number of calls of this nature, the calls are in no way indicative of an increase of cases where an animal is

being confined in an unsafe manner. In the first place, addressing weather above 70 degrees as hot or dangerous is a fallacy that could only occur in Washington state. This year has been extremely mild, and there have been only a handful of days this summer where the temperature has exceeded

80 degrees. Based on my own experience, I believe that it is far more likely that the increase in the number of calls is indicative of a lack of knowledge on the part of the caller and an evolving phenomenon that I will describe as the personification of our pets. The bottom line is that a dog confined in a

car should not be the sole basis for a 911 call. In short, there should be a clear indication that the animal is in distress, and reasoned knowledge that continued confinement will harm the animal. The Federal Way police then tell us that “city code allows Federal Way police officers to “enforce this violation as an infraction” with a first offense costing $100. The problems begin with [ more LETTERS page 5 ]


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to treat them. Often such people tend to emotionally personify the fact that city code derives its authority from state their pets. These are the people who are automatilaw. In this case, the city cally offended or horripresumes to enforce state fied upon seeing a pet in statute RCW 16-52-080. a locked vehicle. Taken to A violation of the statute extreme, you have some can result in misdemeanor owners (or animal lovers charges with a potential jail as they call themselves) sentence and fine. objecting to the discipline The statute essentially of a pet, confining a pet, or says that it is unlawful to transport or confine an ani- even objecting to placing a pet upon a leash. These are mal in an unsafe manner. people whose pets ride in The problem with the stattheir laps or are otherwise ute is that it is a look-good, transported in air condifeel-good piece of legislationed luxury. tion that completely lacks I hate to see an animal any guidelines for determistreated or abused. mining or defining what is However, I also dislike an unsafe manner in which seeing the ridiculous extent to confine or transport an to which this law is being animal. applied and interpreted. Overall, the law provides Assuming that this statute no analysis, no measureis not quickly struck down ment mechanisms, nor any in state or federal court, examples of behavior or Federal Way needs to circumstances that would institute a comprehensive lead to a violation. This training program for all poleaves the law lice officers. The open to a wide ar- I hate to see an ray of ridiculous animal mistreated training should be interpretations in- or abused. However, conducted by a liclusive of simply I also dislike seeing censed veterinarian and address locking a pet in a the ridiculous issues such as vehicle for a short extent to which this how long a pet amount of time. This makes the law is being applied should reasonably be confined in statute, however and interpreted. a closed vehicle well intended, without ventilaunconstitutionally tion or water, etc. vague. Such a standard estabInto this vacuum step lished on a municipal basis police officers with little or as the definition of state no training and experience statute is not likely to be in animal care or health. considered constitutional. Private citizens also come Yet it may act as a motivator from a variety of experito the Legislature to clean ences. In contrast, a person up their mistake. raised on a ranch or in a Further, such an aprural area is likely to have proach is far more reasoned a different experience and perspective than does a city than the status quo in which officers of various dweller who may have little backgrounds and experipractical experience with ence impose their own perraising animals. sonal judgment on how the By example, a profeslaw should be interpreted. sional dog trainer or even Ultimately, that is the a bird hunter with dogs problem, without any clear would treat you as a fool if you objected to the manner standards established by the legislature; officers are of confinement and transleft to interpret intent and port of their animals. Dogs application on the basis confined in a ventilated of their own experience trailer or vehicle is a norm and the animals are watered tainted opinions. Additionally, under the and checked every couple status quo, pet owners are of hours. Note that this equally at loss when they is a much gentler version arrive at the juncture of than what occurs with the leaving their pet in a vehicle transport of livestock such while they run into the as cattle, pigs or chickens. grocery store or a doctor’s Meanwhile, in the small office. suburban metropolis of Given the laws, lack of Federal Way, you are more clarity and specificity, I likely to experience the would suggest that Federal other end of the spectrum Way officers err on the side with true experience in of conservative applicaanimal husbandry being tion of the law. Look for relatively low. Not to say symptoms of clear physithat they do not have pets, cal distress. Work from a just that they have limited practical knowledge in how standardized symptom and

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treatment information as provided by a veterinarian. Do not rely on emotion and citizen concern. Understand that a barking or whining dog is not an inherent indication of distress. A dog confined in a vehicle is not reason enough for intervention or application of enforcement measures. Look instead for clear symptoms of dehydration or heat prostration. In the realm of preventative care and intervention, look for pets in vehicles that have been there for some time in truly hot weather. For you native Washingtonians, 70 to 80 degrees is not hot. Also look for pets in vehicles with closed windows.

David Koenig, Federal Way

FW Community Garden is a delight to visit Over the weekend (Aug. 27-28), I had my first visit to the Federal Way Senior Center Community Garden. What a delight! With my greatest appreciation, I extend my thanks to Mike Stanley and his crew for the many, many hours of voluntary services rendered on this fantastic show place. Not only is it beautiful, but it helps to feed many elderly and needy people in our community. Also in need of thanks are all the businesses and anyone else who has donated to this worthwhile project. Again, thank you one and all. If you have not visited this masterpiece, put it on your to-do list, as it is worth the time and effort.

Leona Colbeth, Federal Way

Editor’s note: The Federal Way Senior Center Community Garden is located at 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. Contact master gardener Mike Stanley to learn more about the garden, to volunteer or to donate. Stanley can be reached by email at michael_stanley@usa.net.

Thanks for sand sculpting event Dear Mirror publisher Rudi Alcott, Thank you so much for playing a part in Federal Way’s World Championship of Sand Sculpting. What a lovely show for us all.

Mary Roberts, Federal Way

Federal Way resident Helen Laier, 91, had her wish granted to meet pro golfer Fred Couples, thanks to Brookdale Senior Living and Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime. Photo cOURTESY of FOUNDATION HOUSE

Federal Way woman meets golf idol Fred Couples From staff reports

Federal Way resident Helen Laier, 91, had her wish granted to meet pro golfer Fred Couples, thanks to Brookdale Senior Living and Jeremy Bloom’s Wish of a Lifetime. An avid golfer herself, Laier recently returned to the course on her 90th birthday after a series of serious medical conditions including a battle with breast cancer, having two knees replaced, recovering from a broken hip and torn rotator cuff, and undergoing numerous

other surgeries. Laier stays physically active through her love of golf. She has played several times since her hip recovered and frequently watches professional tournaments on television. Living in Federal Way for more than 60 years, Laier closely followed the career of her favorite golfer, Fred Couples, a local boy who worked his way to a successful golf career. “Over the years, I kept thinking well wouldn’t that really be something to meet Fred Couples,” said Laier. “To me it’s an impossible dream. It would

[ LARSON from page 4] gained if he would have kept the baseball. The baseball would have gathered dust and would have become discolored with age, but his character would remain clean and untarnished if he lived the rest of his life this way. This story is symbolic of just about every choice we make when we interact with others. The man who took the ball from my son did nothing illegal, but something can be legal and still be wrong. This experience taught me more about justice and injustice that anything I had ever read in law books. Justice and injustice in this situation manifested as a microcosm of life in the stark contrast between how a 12-year-old acted and how an adult acted in a similar situation.

be a miracle. I can’t even imagine it happening.” On Aug. 25, Laier’s lifelong dream came true. Laier traveled to the Boeing Classic Pro-Am in Snoqualmie to meet Couples. Laier accompanied Couples during a few holes of the course. She was also interviewed by Jay Radzavicz of the Golf Channel. “Fred Couples is very handsome and charming, much more handsome in person,” said Laier, a resident of Foundation House, a Brookdale Senior Living retirement community in Federal Way.

Self-interest is the lifeblood of a free society, but society decays if self-interest is not tempered with justice. Selfishness and injustice are close cousins. Selfinterest and injustice are incompatible. Don’t confuse this with the type of “social justice” that defines justice in economic terms. True justice is found in our souls, not in our pocketbooks. This is not liberal or conservative, it’s just true. Are we going to treat others as we want to be treated? Or, are we only going to just do unto others? Justice is an action and a result. You create justice by how you treat others and by how you live your daily life. Sadly, the same is true for injustice.

Judge David Larson of the Federal Way Municipal Court: david.larson@cityoffederalway.com.


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EarthCorps: The non-profit conservation group will host a volunteer cleanup event Sept. 10 at Dumas Bay Park in Federal Way. EarthCorps also seeks a local group for the United Way Day of Caring project Sept. 16 at Poverty Bay Park. To sign up and learn more, visit http://earthcorps.org/ volunteer.php. Leaders speak: The Federal Way Noon Kiwanis meets at noon Wednesdays at Old Country Buffet on South 320th Street (across from the mall). Upcoming guest speakers include Evelyn Castellar, Projecto Honduras (Sept. 7). Back to school barbecue: A free garage sale with school supplies and gently used clothes will run noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Federal Way Church of the Nazarene, 1525 SW Dash Point Road. Free event includes bouncers, face painting, soccer, tug of war and sack races. (253) 839-6085. AAUW fall kickoff: The American Association of University Women is beginning a new year with its Sept. 10 brunch, which runs 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. New and prospective members are invited to attend, network with members, and learn about this vital organization. Call Su Jordan at (253) 924-1661. Social skills: CLASS Inc. is offering free speech/language/social skills screenings from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 10 at the Federal Way Regional Library. This is for parents with children who are having social issues. Call (253) 874-9300. Honda: Federal Way City Council candidate Susan Honda will host a family breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 10. Cost is $10. For directions, call (253) 6533825. VisithondaforFW.com. South Puget Sound Chinese School: Classes begin Sept. 10 and are held Saturday mornings at Highline Community College. To register, call (253) 973-1981 or email info@spsChineseSchool.org. Computer classes: The Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., offers morning and afternoon computer classes from September through May. To register, contact Larry Malcom at (253) 839-5418. Forums on Islam: Two forums on Islam to be held at Calvary Lutheran Church. On Sept. 11, the topic will be “Authority in Islam: Who Speaks for Muslims?” The forum on Sept. 18 will be “Jihad in Islam and the New Testament.” The forums will be presented by Rev. Donald Cornell, who served a congregation in Saudi Arabia for 21 years. Both forums are at the church, 2415 S. 320th St. Contact: (253) 839-0344. Jazz LIVE at Marine View: The popular monthly concert series features the finest jazz musicians in the Northwest. Next concert is the Katy Bourne Quintet at 5 p.m. Sept. 11, Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma. Call (253) 229-9206 or visit www. marineviewpc.org. Admission is always free. Citizen Academy: Want to learn more about how the Federal Way Police Department operates? The department will host a Citizen Academy starting Sept. 13.

Participants will meet 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 15. Contact Lindsey Tiroux at lindsey.tiroux@ cityoffederalway.com or (253) 835-6707. Multi-Cultural Book Group: At 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Federal Way 320th Library, the group will discuss “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isable Wilkerson. This book chronicles the lives of African Americans who began leaving the south in 1915 for northern cities to escape from the oppressive Jim Crow laws. Contact (253) 859-8349. Free recycling: Event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Twin Lakes park and ride (21st Avenue SW and SW 344th St.). Residents can drop off a range of materials not typically collected at the curb such as appliances, stumps, lumber, mattresses, batteries, tires, electronics and fluorescent tubes. Visit www.cityoffederalway.com/ recycling or call (253) 835-2771. FW history: The Historical Society of Federal Way will host its annual meeting and potluck 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at its headquarters, 2645 S. 312th St. RSVP: (253) 945-7842. Art history: A class on prehistoric art of Northern Europe will begin Sept. 20 and conclude Nov. 1. Class runs 9:30 a.m. to noon at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way. For costs and info, call Jane Fitch at (253) 952-7714. Treasure hunters: The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be in Federal Way from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 19-23 at Best WesternEvergreen Inn and Suites, 32124 25th Ave. S. Local residents can talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts at this free event. Call (217) ­726-­7590. Symphony soiree: An Indian Summer Soiree fundraiser showcasing the Federal Way Symphony will run 7 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while dancing to live classic rock by The Pop Offs. Cocktail attire and no-host cash bar. Tickets are $50 each. RSVP by Sept. 15. Contact: symphonysoiree@aol.com or (253) 529-9857. Hospice volunteers: Group Health is seeking hospice volunteers with weekday availability in South King County. Hospice volunteers stay with patients in their homes, assist with errands and practical tasks, and offer emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families. To sign up for training in September, call Julia Casey at (253) 274-4635. Korean Song Contest for Non-Koreans: Another contest is set for Sept. 24 in Tacoma and sponsored by Radio Hankook in Federal Way. A contest was held last January in Federal Way. To learn more, contact Doris Haan at (253) 815-1212 or dorishaan@ radiohankook.com.

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Food collection: Prudential Northwest Realty’s 8th annual Global Volunteer Day will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1, with employees collecting food in Federal Way. Donations can also be dropped off at 622 S. 320th

St. between now and Oct. 3. Proceeds benefit the Federal Way Food Bank. Call (253) 946-4000. Help homeless: Reach Out pancake fundraiser breakfast will run 7 to 8:45 a.m. Oct. 13 at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church, 1829 S. 308th St., Federal Way. The goal is to raise money to house homeless men and women this winter. Info: (253) 973-1962. Elections: General election debates for three city council races are scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at Federal Way High School. Debates for school board, Lakehaven and South King fire commissioners will run 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at the school. To learn more, email editor@federalwaymirror.com. Farmers market swap meet: The Federal Way Farmers Market runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through October at 31600 20th Ave. S, near the transit center. The market features vendors, food, produce, flowers and more. The farmers market has added more dates for this year’s swap meet/ garage sale, which runs every first Saturday of the month. Cost is $25 to sell. The market is looking for garage sale items, but almost anything can be sold. For an application and rules, visit federalwayfarmersmarket.com. Recycle Palooza: Win up to $1,000 for recycling in Federal Way. The Recycle Palooza runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St. To learn more, visit cityoffederalway.com/recyclepalooza. Souper Supper: The Federal Way Community Caregiving Network will hold its 12th annual Souper Supper from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church, 1829 S. 308th St., Federal Way. This crowd-pleasing event raises funds for the Emergency Services and Meals Programs that help the needy. Many varieties of restaurant and grocers’ signature soups are served and about 50 raffle prizes add to the evening’s festivities. Cost is $25 per person. Companies/organizations may sponsor a table for eight for $250. Call Jackie Blair at (253) 952-6988 or Linda Murphy at (253) 2971564 for tickets, or buy at the door as seating permits. Networking: The Service Excellence Group of Federal Way is a networking group for professionals with excellent customer service skills. The group gives back to the community and meets for lunch on the second and fourth Thursday of every month for lunch. Visit www.segfw.org or call Tricia at (253) 335-8729.

Part of the homage to youth culture and technology at the Han Woo-Ri festival will be a B-Boy team and battle slated for 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. For more information or to see more photos, visit the festival’s Facebook page at facebook.com/hanwoorifestival. COURTESY PHOTO

Han Woo-Ri starts Sept. 16 From staff reports

The Han Woo-Ri festival, a Korean culture celebration, will kick off Sept. 16 under the big tent in The Commons Mall. The event will feature contemporary and traditional performing arts, exhibits, games and food. 2011 will see the continuation of a theme established in 2007, according to the city, of showcasing technology and youth culture, which are “all key elements of the Korean Wave.” Part of the homage to youth culture and technology will be a B-Boy team and battle, a Korean bonsai master, and performers from Korea, Los Angeles and Vancouver. There will also be plenty of food. Federal Way is home to one of the largest Korean communities in the region. Federal Way maintains close ties to its Korean sister city, Donghae City. A delegation from Donghae City will be on hand. Free admission to all daytime events. Schedule: • Friday, Sept. 16: Open-

ing Night Gala starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at the gate or call (253) 835-6868. • Saturday, Sept. 17: Festival program runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., then 7 to 10 p.m. Evening tickets are $5. • Sunday, Sept. 18: Festival program runs noon to 5:30 p.m. Evening program is 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $7. Festival highlights • Festival Village: This will include exhibits, crafts, food, calligraphy workshop, children’s activities, exquisite fabric flower display, “royal costume” photo booth and other activities. • Main Stage: Music will be a backdrop for the entire event, with “continuous music and dance performances” that include “both traditional and contempo-

rary groups”. Exhibitions of Tae Kwon Do will take place on the main stage, along with Korean master bonsai artists. Children’s music and dance will also get to take the stage. Plus, more Korean food. • Karaoke Festival (Saturday, 7 p.m.) Singers will have the chance to sing songs in both Korean and English. Drinks and snacks will be on hand to give those timid souls some courage to take the stage. • Battle of the B-Boys (Sunday, 6 p.m.) Described as Korea’s answer to hiphop, one of Korea’s biggest teams, NEWEST, will be on hand to demonstrate their skills. They’ll host an open battle for local B-Boy groups to determine who’s the baddest of them all.

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Ignite program prospers at Beamer By Denali Pavlich-Wheeler Todd Beamer High School student

All Saints helps two FW schools

Dick Goddard and Lola Kling present $1,500 credit certificates to Star Lake Elementary principal Mindy Thomas and Mark Twain Elementary principal Doug Rutherford. The money was raised and donated by All Saints Lutheran Church, 27225 Military Road S., for uniforms and school supplies. COURTESY OF DICK GODDARD

Reach Out brings volunteers together to help the homeless

Reach Out Federal Way Homeless Men’s Shelter recently sponsored a coordination meeting to improve shelter services and discuss opening a winter homeless shelter for women in our community. Seven out of 17 actively involved churches were represented including Federal Way United Methodist, St. Luke’s, Calvary Lutheran, Steel Lake Presbyterian, LifeWay and St. Theresa’s churches. Pictured (back row, left to right): Steve Dent, Heather Althoff, Drew Campbell, Dwight Jackson, Dan Igielski, Billie Paddock and (front row, left to right) Jan Olson, Willa Gaines, Sue Cooper, Laurie Fiorito, Mary Ann Hopewell, Cathy Igielski, Rose Ratteray, Nancy Jaenicke and Terry Wolfe. Federal Way Church of Christ was also represented in the attached photo. To learn more, call (253) 973-1962. COURTESY OF NANCY JAENICKE

Fundraiser to help the homeless Reach Out pancake fundraiser breakfast will run 7 to 8:45 a.m. Oct. 13 at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church, 1829 S. 308th St., Federal Way. The goal is to raise money to house homeless men and women this winter. The event will include a testimony by Sheila Sebron, who served in the U.S. Air Force and later became a homeless single parent. Info: (253) 973-1962 or visit ccsww.org/reachout.

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The incoming freshmen across the district do not have to fear being knocked around the halls, stuffed into garbage cans or getting slammed into lockers anymore. These myths are being put to rest in Federal Way with the institution of Ignite, a mentorship program focused on improving freshman performance and relationships in school. Although Ignite began in the district many years ago at Federal Way High School, it has been picking up a lot of momentum around the four high schools over the past two to three years. In Ignite, sophomore, junior, and senior leaders are chosen to be “mentors.” They are given the responsibility of aiding a group of five freshmen throughout their entire first year of high school. Mentors meet with their freshman “mentees” on a bi-monthly basis and discuss lessons such as effective time management skills, studying strategies, tips on how to avoid social drama, and other obstacles presented freshman year. “Freshmen worry about what to buy for lunch or what part of the hall to

youth can approach a Metro driver and simply say “I need a safe place.” The driver will then call a youth service provider, who will meet up with the driver and youth, and get the youth to a place of safety. King County will be the largest Safe Place partner in Washington state, with the combined efforts of Metro, YouthCare, Friends of Youth and Auburn Youth Resource helping ensure kids on the streets can have a chance to get away from them. King County joins 1,529 communities across the country in providing a Safe Place for youth. Any youth who find themselves on the streets can also take advantage of a text message service associated with Safe Place. Kids can text the word “SAFE” and also their current location to the short code 69866. In King County, they will receive a reply almost instantly, giving them information on the nearest shelters. To learn more, visit www. nationalsafeplace.org.

Ignite was introduced). Ignite helped to foster school unity faster that it would have happened at other new schools.” The initial intention to aid freshmen has not been forgotten. When asked what Ignite meant to him his freshman year, former mentee Carson Wright said, “It was really cool knowing that an upperclassmen besides my brother really cared about me.” Considering all the positive changes, it seems that Ignite is here to stay.

See something, say something The King County Sheriff ’s Office is reminding residents that if “they see something, say something.” The reminder came in response to a USA Today article, which highlighted that suspicious package calls across the U.S. are typically benign. Local law enforcement officials worried that the article might have a chilling effect on people making such calls, and wanted to remind residents that it’s worth the time and trouble to ensure public safety. “We’d rather respond to a hundred false alarms than miss the one real threat,” King County sheriff Sue Rahr said in a news release. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste re-iterated that the cooperation of the public on this issue is the most important factor in helping law enforcement. “You know best what is normal in your neighborhood, your workplace or your local bus stop,” he said.


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outlaw baseball club hosting tryouts on Sept. 10 and 11 The 18-under Outlaw Baseball Club is hosting tryouts early next month. The tryouts will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Sept. 10 and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 11. All of the tryouts will be at Decatur High School. Players 15 to 18 years old are asked to arrive 30 minutes early to fill out a player package or it can be downloaded at outlawbbc. com. For more information, email outlawsbbc@gmail.com. The team is looking for infielders and pitchers.

entry-level soccer referee clinic set for later this month

There will be an entry-level soccer referee clinic from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 12-14 and Sept. 19-21 at Saghalie Middle School. To pre-register, go to wasrc.org/clinicregistration. For more information, contact Lorenzo Frazier at (253) 2170169 or email lorenzofra@ hotmail.com.

Sports contact: Casey Olson colson@federalwaymirror.com or (253) 925-5565

High school football season kicks off Talented Federal Way overcomes slow start to blow away GrahamKapowsin, 37-14; Three others drop openers By CASEY OLSON sports@fedwaymirror.com

The expectations are sky high for the Federal Way Eagles’ football team this season. Head coach John Meagher returns three preseason all-state selections and numerous other starters from a season ago. But Federal Way didn’t look the part of South Puget Sound League South Division contenders during the early-going Friday night inside Art Crate Stadium. Graham-Kapowsin rolled out to a commanding 14-3 lead just minutes into the opening quarter of both teams’ SPSL South opening game. It was the same Graham-KapowD.J. May sin team that had dominated the Eagles, 41-17, during the 2010 season opener and last year’s loss seemed to set the tone for Federal Way. The Eagles dropped their first three games of 2010 and failed to make the postseason for the first time since 2005. D.J. May and the rest of the 2011 Federal Way squad weren’t going to let that same thing happen this year. The preseason all-state running back and one of the faster players in the SPSL, erupted for two second-quarter touchdowns to get the Eagles right back in the game. Federal Way eventually cruised to a relatively easy 37-14 win on Graham-Kapowsin’s home field. The Eagles tallied 34 unanswered

Decatur High School senior Michael Klavuhn returns a kickoff during the Gators’ season opening loss to the Kennedy Catholic Lancers Friday night. The ninth-ranked Lancers jumped out to a 47-0 lead during the third quarter and won 47-6. casey olson, The Mirror points, including 27 in the second quarter alone. May finished the first half with 100 yards rushing on just eight carries. The senior also scored on a 28-yard interception return early in the second half. Junior wide receiver Mike Tate also had a big game for the Eagles. Tate hauled in a 71-yard touchdown catch from first-year quarterback D’Londo Tucker to give Federal Way the lead for good in the second quarter, 17-14. Tate also ran in a two-yarder late in the first half following May’s second TD, to give the Eagles a 30-14 lead heading into the locker room. [ more football page 10 ]

Decatur senior quarterback Jason Wiley gets ready to snap the ball during the Gators’ loss to Kennedy Catholic Friday night in Federal Way. casey olson, The Mirror

Sports briefs: Storm 98’ Green wins soccer crown By CASEY OLSON sports@fedwaymirror.com

The Federal Way Football Club Storm ‘98 Green boys soccer team won the under-13 division at the Bigfoot Tournament. courtesy photo

The Federal Way Football Club Storm ‘98 Green boys soccer team were the champions of the under-13 Gold Division at the Bigfoot Tournament in Snohomish recently. The team outscored their opponents 12-0 during group play and beat GRFC ‘98 Blue in the championship game, 2-1, in a shootout. The team included Ryan

Sanchez, Aaron Wade, Austin Stafford, J.J. Allen, Ibrahim Yusuf, Angel Antunez, Darius Saelee, Aiden Basco, Evan Brewer, Misael Alfaro, Joel Burns, Mikey Winne, Dawson Atwood, Keegan Yorke, Ryan Yorke and Nick Nilsen. The team is coached by Matt Stueckle and Mike Winne. • A team from Federal Way has qualified for the United States Tennis Association’s Adult National Tournament in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The men’s

2.5 team from Federal Way earned the berth into the national tournament by winning their division at sectionals in Beaverton, Ore. recently. The national tournament will be Sept. 23-25. The team includes Mike Sanders, Darran Hanson, Ed Borden, Judy Ronning (captain), Mike Dolan, Darryl Tyson and Steve Faber. • UCLA sophomore midfielder Kelyn Rowe [ more briefs page 11 ]


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Decatur High School’s Ramere Rollins makes a tackle on Kennedy’s Orion Prescott Friday night. Prescott scored four touchdowns during the 47-6 Kennedy win. casey olson, The Mirror

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Federal Way took an early 3-0 lead in the game on Koby Craig’s 27-yard field goal. But Graham-Kapowsin answered with two touchdowns passes from quarterback Drew Austin. The senior connected with Kahil Dawson for 76 yards and Zack Mershon for 28 yards. Austin completed just 18 of 43 passes for 250 yards and also finished with a pair of interceptions. The Eagles will open their home schedule Friday night at Federal Way Memorial Stadium against the Puyallup Vikings. Puyallup dominated Spanaway Lake, 56-7, in its opener.

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at Tahoma 38, Jefferson 31 — The Raiders had their chances Friday night in Maple Valley, but the Bears outscored Jefferson, 24-7, during the second half to snag the SPSL North Division victory. Tahoma got on the board first on a 4-yard touchdown run from Zach Browne. The Raiders’ Ian Tougher answered right back with a 2-yard touchdown run of his own. McKay Owsley followed with a 44-yard field goal for TJ to give the Raiders a 9-7 lead. But Jefferson’s lead didn’t last long. Jason Smith returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards to put Tahoma back on top, 14-9, after one quarter. Jefferson senior K.W. Williams took over during the second quarter. Williams returned a fumble 70 yards for the touchdown and also converted the 2-point conversion. Williams, in his third year as TJ’s starting quarterback, hit Rhithvik Lagisetti with a 12-yard pass later in the quarter to put the Raiders

up 24-14 at the half. But the second half belonged to Tahoma. Jefferson’s lone score came on a 14-yard run from Williams in the third quarter. The Raiders host Kentwood Thursday at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. At Emerald Ridge 21, Beamer 14 — Emerald Ridge’s Paul Allen caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Jake Sommer in the third quarter to break a 14-14 tie Friday at Sparks Stadium. Beamer’s Nick Bod opened the scoring with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Arjun Weherwatthager in first quarter to put the Titans up 7-0. But Emerald Ridge tallied the next two TDs to snag a 14-7 lead. Beamer tied the score back up on a 1-yard touchdown run by Rafel Partida later in the second quarter to knot the score back up at 14-14. The Titans host Bethel Saturday night at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. Kennedy Catholic 47, at Decatur 6 — The Gators just didn’t have enough to compete against the ninth-ranked Lancers Friday night at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. Kennedy rolled out to a quick 27-0 lead after the first quarter and led 47-0 during the third quarter Friday. Orion Prescott tallied four touchdown runs, including a 60-yarder in the second quarter. University of Washington-bound quarterback Jason Thompson had one touchdown throw to Drew Thompson in the first quarter. The Gators will take on Bremerton in another nonleague contest Friday night.


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was selected to the College Soccer News preseason All-America first team. He is the only underclassman named to the first or second team. Despite the honor, Rowe will not suit up for the Bruins this season. He is exploring his options for a possible professional career in Europe or in Major League Soccer. “I want as many options as possible,” Rowe told the Seattle Times after training with Sounders FC in April. “If I can’t make it with a European team, and all the leagues in Europe are very hard to get to, I would definitely love to come back here and play in MLS. I’m never counting that out at all.” Rowe, a member of the U.S. Under-20 National team, was a third-team NSCAA All-American in 2010, as well as the Pac-10’s

Freshman of the Year. He led the Bruins with 10 assists last season, tying the school’s freshman record, and he ranked second on the squad in goals scored (seven) and points (24). Rowe also had trials in Europe during the spring with the French club Stade Rennes and with German Bundesliga side, FC Cologne. • The Tacoma Rainiers set a new franchise attendance record after a sell-out crowd of 7,590 fans packed Cheney Stadium to see the Rainiers take on the Fresno Grizzlies on Saturday. The Rainiers 18th sell-out of the season pushed the club’s total attendance to 364,092 fans in 2011, eclipsing the previous record of 363,635 fans set at the end of last season. This season marks the third consecutive year the Rainiers have

set a franchise attendance record. “It’s remarkable that the region supported the club like this,” Team President Aaron Artman said. “The park was built to be a local treasure, and the true community gathering place for Tacoma. “But, you never know how things will turn out until you open the gates and throw a pitch. It’s special to see the people of Tacoma turn a beautiful building into an iconic ballpark.” This season is the Rainiers’ first since Cheney Stadium underwent a $30 million dollar renovation during the 2010 offseason. The 210-day facelift added amenities that include 16 luxury suites, a 4,000 square foot Summit Club and restaurant and a grass berm located along right field. Tickets for the 2012

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Federal Way native Ben Henderson had quite a week in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The Decatur High School graduate signed a new multi-fight contract with the UFC, according to First Round Management president and CEO Malki Kawa. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I am excited that I will have the opportunity to continue to compete in the UFC,” said Henderson. “I want to thank the UFC for believing in me and my abilities.” “(This) contract extension shows the MMA world that the UFC values Ben Henderson,” Kawa stated. Ben Henderson Henderson (14-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) recently thrust himself into UFC lightweight title contention with an upset and dominant unanimous-decision victory over former top contender Jim Miller. The win over Miller was Henderson’s second fight in the UFC, which came after his debut victory over Mark Bocek in Toronto. The 155-pound Henderson entered the UFC after holding the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) title for well over a year. He is 12-1 over his past 13 fights, with the lone defeat coming to Anthony Pettis in the WEC’s final show. The win over Miller puts Henderson right in the UFC lightweight title mix, along with Gray Maynard, Clay Guida and Melvin Guillard. Maynard is fighting champion Frankie Edgar in October. According to all indications, Henderson’s next match will be against Guida later in the year with the winner earning No. 1 contender status and a title shot, most likely. “To be honest with you, I’m not really sure (where I rank),” Henderson said. “It’s not really my place to say, ‘Oh, I’m this guy – No. 7, No. 10, No. 21.’ It doesn’t really matter to me. I just want to get my hand raised. I’ll do my talking inside of the cage. I think the top guys are Guida, Guillard and myself. Miller was stated as the next guy in line for a title shot. Whoever. Whatever.” Henderson’s two-match winning streak in the UFC came after losing his World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) title to Anthony “Showtime” Pettis in the WEC’s final event. The loss to Pettis was Henderson’s first loss since 2007. He won the WEC lightweight title with a decision over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on Oct. 10, 2009, and held it until losing to Pettis on Dec. 16, 2010. Henderson, 28, began wrestling during his time at Lakota Middle School and continued at Decatur, where he competed under head coach Mike Bressler.

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and Parkland communities will be held on Sept. 17 at Puyallup High School from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. League play is offered for girls in grades three through nine in both the elementary and junior high divisions. Cost is $40 and includes a T-shirt, an instructional clinic and seven matches. An instructional clinic by members of the Puyallup High School volleyball team will be held on Sept. 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for students in third to fifth

grade and from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for students in sixth through ninth grade. Volunteer coaches are also being sought. Over 400 girls participated in the league last year. For further information, go to www.recre8.org and click on Rage Volleyball League or contact Justin Luckman at (253) 298-3026 or at jluckman@fpschools. org. Send Sports Briefs to Casey Olson at colson@ fedwaymirror.com


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www.federalwaymirror.com those scores dropped to 56.5 percent and 49.2 percent, respectively. Seventh-graders did score higher than the state average in reading, while eighth-graders were above the state average in both reading and math. All school districts must meet Adequate Yearly Progress, in which schools are judged on their successful instruction overall by standardized state testing. Since its enactment, the required standard has been incrementally increased over the years, with 2010-2011 being an especially difficult year for schools, as many of the required marks for AYP increased 10-20 percent. A number of Federal Way schools made significant gains in areas, but were unable to meet the standard for AYP because of the “sharp step up in the bar.” However, 13 schools in Federal Way were able to meet AYP in all categories, according to the district. Those schools are Adelaide Elementary, Brigadoon Elementary, Enterprise Elementary, Federal Way Public Academy, Green Gables Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary, Meredith Hill Elementary, Merit School, Sherwood Forest Elementary, Support School, Technology Access Foundation Academy, Twin Lakes Elementary and Woodmont Elementary.

[ CHARGES from page 1] men, LPOs for Phoenix are not required, but it’s strongly suggested, that they make two “stops” per shift, meaning they have to successfully detain two shoplifters per a 10-hour shift. However, there’s a fine line, the documents reveal, because if LPOs make a “bad” stop, they face quick reprimands and possible termination. “What this means is that the loss prevention guys know two things,” Fogg said. “They’ve got to make a certain number of stops per shift, or they (can) lose their job, but they also know if they make a mistake, if they admit they make a mistake, they’ll be fired. In fact, not just fired, but the company will leave them hanging in terms of any civil liability.” Outside of that, the deposition statements show there are five elements needed by Phoenix LPOs to make a “good” stop. Those elements are to “watch the subject enter the store or aisle,” “watch the subject select the merchandise off the shelf,” “watch the subject conceal, consume or damage the merchandise,” and “maintain surveillance at all times and then watch them exit the store or bypass all points of sale.” In Mukai’s case, the depositions of both LPOs reveal that they did not achieve all five of these elements when it came to

Passing scores: By the numbers 2009/10 Grade Reading 3: 71.8% 4: 65.6% 5: 71.7% 6: 63.9% 7: 62.5% 8: 71.5% 10: 77.6% 2010/11 Grade Reading 3: 72.4% 4: 64.4% 5: 68.9% 6: 66.8% 7: 56.5% 8: 69.9% 10: 80.8% State: Reading 3: 73.1% 4: 67.3% 5: 67.6% 6: 70.6% 7: 56.4% 8: 68.6% 10: 82.3%

either Mukai or the autistic child he was watching that day, meaning that neither Mukai nor the autistic boy should have been detained. According to the deposition papers, neither LPO saw the autistic boy select or conceal merchandise, and Mukai did not leave the store with the merchandise. Fogg and Zach Wagnild, the other attorney representing Mukai in this case, said there is a lack of video surveillance to either corroborate the stories of the two LPOs, or to back their client’s narrative of the events of July 19, 2010. “The surveillance tape was never looked at by anybody, and we don’t have it now because it’s been recycled,” Fogg said. The depositions of the two LPOs indicate that surveillance tapes are a tool that can be used by Phoenix LPOs. However, the tapes most often are not used because of complications of requesting the tapes or acquiring the tapes from the companies that contract with Phoenix. One other detail Mukai and his lawyers have taken issue with is the manner in which reports are filled out by Phoenix LPOs. According to the depositions, the men readily admitted that they used the same report for both Mukai and the autistic boy, and just cut and pasted to change the names, so they would get credit for the separate “stops.” The deposition statements show the LPOs were

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made aware of Mukai’s presence by a Safeway employee, who became concerned with Mukai’s behavior when she saw him grabbing empty bags before he started shopping. For Safeway and Phoenix LPOs, this is a red flag for potential shoplifting, with the logic being someone will take the empty bags, place products in them and walk out of the store, creating the impression they had paid for the groceries because they’re bagged. Wagnild said grabbing bags before he starts shopping is something Mukai does because of his cultural background. “Mr. Mukai has never denied that he got the shopping bags before he started shopping. In Asian families, they often times shop for multiple people, so when they do that, they have to have a way to keep things separate,” he said. “They often ring things up separately too, so there’s a receipt for everyone.” Fogg said he hopes some common sense will come into play soon for his client. “I can’t imagine the Federal Way prosecutors office...that this is a trial they would want to expend resources on,” he said. “My client, at each step of the way, kept thinking, ‘This will get straightened out, the mistake will get fixed.’ I would hope they revisit the charges, but so far they haven’t, and we really have no choice but to pursue it in court.”

The annual Chili Cook-off between Federal Way police and South King Fire and Rescue will be Sept. 24 at the Federal Way Farmers Market. Pictured: The police swept last year’s charity event. FILE PHOTO

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“When they contacted us about a Wednesday market we were interested. I was pleased to see something in my hometown,” said Ford, an area resident for 22 years. “I very much enjoy the farmers market outlet because I actually see the people who are going to eat my fish.” Aside from farmers markets, Ford generates business through direct sales and custom deliveries, even shipping her salmon nationwide. “This is what I do year round,” Ford said on earning a living through salmon. “I tell people, all fish all the time.” Ford has been fishing in Bristol Bay her entire life. The annual fishing season, which runs June through early September, has also given her a few tales to tell. She is involved with environmental advocacy, specifically against a company that wants to create North America’s largest open pit gold mine near Bristol Bay. Last summer, Ford and her crew escaped death after their boat sunk during a nighttime storm. “We had taken on some water at shore,” she said. “We flipped over and the three of us spent an hour and a half in the water before finding a line.” She said the water was so cold that their

Community Center closes for maintenance The Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St., will be closed for annual maintenance Sept. 5 through Sept. 9 and will re-open at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. During the closure, several projects will be completed including pool repairs, refinishing gymnasium and community room floors, deep cleaning of the entire facility, special treatments to locker rooms, restrooms, carpets and windows, and parking lot striping. To learn more, contact (253) 8356930 or doug.nelson@ cityoffederalway.com.

survival rate should have only been about 30 minutes. Her crew’s experience now serves as a case study. To learn more about Ford and her salmon, visit www.twoifbyseafoods.net.

Wednesday Night Out Starting Sept. 7, the Federal Way Farmers Market will be open 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at 31600 20th Ave. S. (near the transit center). The market will continue to operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at the same location through the end of October. Dubbed by organizers as “Wednesday Night Out,” the mid-week market will feature plenty of vendors and food samples along with live music. It will be a slightly smaller version than the mainstay Saturday market. However, different vendors will likely attend the Wednesday market, bringing more variety.

Chili Cook-off is Sept. 24 The Federal Way Farmers Market will host the annual Chili Cook-off from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 24. Federal Way police and South King Fire and Rescue battle for chili supremacy, all to benefit charities. Tickets are on sale now for $10. Visit www.federalwayfarmersmarket.com.

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also making a noticeable splash. Another trend is towards the use of blocks of color on walls. This consists of creating square, rectangular, or round shapes on the walls, usually with the aim of highlighting a specific architectural element. Do your research: good paint stores have take-home pamphlets containing the latest creative ideas. Remember that you should never use more than three different colors in one room. When planning your paint décor, keep in mind the “60-30-10” rule: the dominant color should take up 60 percent of painted surfaces, the secondary color, 30 percent, and the accent color, 10 percent.


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GREAT DANE Puppies, AKC. Males/ females. Every color but Fawns. Two litters of blues fathered by Tiber ious. $500 & up, health guarantee. Licensed since 2002. Dreyersdanes is Oregon state’s largest breeder of Great Danes. Also selling Standard Poodles Visit: www.dreyersdanes.com Call 503-556-4190 GORGEOUS ‘82 T-Top Pear l White Cor vette, Garage/Moving Sales automatic. Original prisKing County tine condition! 8cyl, baFEDERAL WAY bied by one owner & HUGE CHURCH Gar- never raced! Low miles. age Sale. Friday, Sep- A l way s g a r a g e d . Ta n tember 9th, 9am-4pm at l e a t h e r i n t e r i o r, A / C, Federal Way Church of power seats, windows & N a z a r e n e , 1 5 2 5 S W steering. Call me for a drive! You’ll believe it’s a Dash Point Road. 98023 beauty. Ready to sell!!! Federal Way HUGE GARAGE sale; $ 1 3 , 0 0 0 / o b o . S o u t h washer and dryer, tools, Whidbey Island. 360lots of household items, 730-1316, 360-420-2461 come and see! Friday 9/9 and Saturday 9/10, Campers/Canopies 9am-3pm. 30859 21st Ave SW, Federal Way 8 ’ C A N O P Y I S A N 98023 “ A . R . E .â€? b r a n d . F i t s 1999-2007 Ford Super Marine Duty long bed pickup. Power Excellent condition, just 2 5 ’ C a m p i o n S e d a n 5 ye a r s n ew ! ! ! W h i t e B o a t , V 6 Vo l v o D P, with interior; light, shelf Model 82, Great condi- & drawers on each side. tion. $10,000 Call 253- Ke e p yo u r t o o l s s a fe with locking side/ rear 486-2934. doors and no windows. &INDĂĽIT ĂĽ"UYĂĽIT ĂĽ3ELLĂĽIT $ 7 5 0 . Ke n t . 2 5 3 - 8 3 3 NW ADSCOM 1041.

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