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Officials hail M Street project $22.2M undertaking to improve major corridor By ROBERT WHALE

On a chilly Tuesday afternoon, 10 years from its first warm twinkling in an engineer’s eye,

after countless meetings between Auburn, various state and federal agencies and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, the $22.2 million M Street Southeast grade-separation project between 4th and 6th streets southeast took its first step. That is, numerous officials

The M Street Southeast underpass Project will improve traffic flow and increase safety for vehicles, pedestrians and bikes.

marched up to the microphone under a tent at the foot of Highway 18 to talk about a mind-numbing funding process now complete, praise partnerships that made it happen, then grip golden shovels and turn the first dirt.


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Councilmember serves despite murder conviction BY MARK KLAAS

A Pacific City Council member killed his wife decades ago but should keep his elected position. Despite the uncovering of this grisly skeleton from Gary Hulsey’s past, the City Council agreed informally on Monday to move on with Pacific matters, rather than delve into the personal

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life of one of its own. Until now, few on the Council or in the community at large were aware that Hulsey, a member since 2007, had been convicted of second-degree murder 33 years ago. “He had his civil rights reinstated. He paid his debt to society,” said Leanne Guier, City Council president. “As a council, we have [ more HULSEY page 4 ]

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CAN’T CHEAT LOVE: SCAMMERS LEARN LESSON Friends near and far help travel agent escape online money scheme By ROBERT WHALE

The email that went out at 8:06 a.m., Feb. 12 let Margaret Hansen’s friends, business contacts, cousins know she had been mugged in London, had no money and the police wouldn’t

help her. Even the American embassy had turned its back on her, for Pete’s sake. Could those friends, contacts, etc., send her $1,950 so she could get home? By 8:20 a.m. when Hansen got in to work at Love Travel in downtown Auburn, responses were pouring in from throughout the United States and across the world: “Need help?,” “Where

should I send money?” and “Are you OK?” Such an outpouring of affection and love touched Hansen deeply. “I have to say that in the end I felt like George Bailey out of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’,” Hansen said, “because all of these people were going ‘can we help you?’ and ‘what can we do for you?’” [ more scam page 4 ]

Margaret Hansen, owner of Love Travel, fell victim to a money-seeking online scheme. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

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Boeing remembers one of its longest-serving employees For the Reporter

One of the Boeing Co.’s longest-tenured workers has died, after a career that spanned both B-17 bombers and the 787 Dreamliner, and mastering bench lathes and robotic tools. Al Seifert, a tool and die maker at the company’s Auburn plant, died on

Feb. 20 at his daughter’s home in Snohomish. He was 91, and would have celebrated his 70th anniversary at the company this year. According to his family, Seifert left for Boeing’s winter break in December, expecting to return to work after the holidays. But he fell ill and was diagnosed

with cancer, which prevented him from returning. Seifert started at Boeing in 1942, two months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor vaulted the United States into World War II. He began by rigging controls on B-17s. Seifert served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, receiving a Purple Heart for wounds received at the Battle of the Bulge, then returned to Boeing after the war, where he began to master the tool and die trade that he followed for the rest of his life.

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Seifert developed a reputation for his ability to take a concept from paper to fully realized product, and his personal contributions resulted in three different patents granted to Boeing, for both products and processes. “If someone was working on a special project and ran into trouble, Al could always figure out how to make it,” said Dan Meddaugh, a recent Boeing retiree who worked with Seifert for the past 10 years. “Al trained a lot of engineers who came out of school with good degrees, but didn’t have practical experience,” said Butch Loney, an electrician who worked The Auburn Valley Y Happy Hands craft group is collecting fun pillowcases for children undergoing treatment at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Donors can buy a pillowcase from the store or use their imagination to sew, embroider or decorate one. Please bring pillowcases to the Auburn Valley Y, 1620 Perimeter Road SW, by April 15. For more information, call Christine Gifford at 253-833-2770, ext. 7563.

with Seifert for nearly 25 years. “After working with Al a couple times, their drawings seemed to get better.” Seifert spent most of his seven decades at Boeing as a Machinists Union member and is believed to be one of a “handful of workers” in the union’s history to have walked the picket line in every one of District Lodge 751’s strikes against Boeing from 1948 to 2008. Seifert accepted a promotion into management and served as a manager for more than a decade, his family said. But eventually he chose to return “to the bench,” where his Ma-

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chinists Union colleagues respected him for his common sense, mechanical precision, dry sense of humor and what loved ones called a “remarkable comb-over.” Seifert was part of a classic Boeing family. He met his wife, Yolanda, while working at Boeing, and the two of them married in 1949. Their daughter, Lorelei, retired after a career at Boeing, and a grandson, Brett, works today on the 747-8 flight line in Everett. “Al was usually the first one in our shop, and he made coffee for the crew,” Meddaugh said. “Al loved working at Boeing. That was his hobby.” to continue providing the community news in print and online to our much appreciated readers. Our Auburn office closes Friday. The Auburn Reporter telephone number, 253-833-0218, and email address, submissions@, will remain the same.

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That’s big stuff. Thus encouraged, school board members talked informally about placing the measure on the ballot again this year, said Auburn School District Superintendent Kip Herren. “The board feels like there’s no question that the need at Auburn High School supersedes any other consideration, that the students there, and the teachers there, need the same kind of facility – and a newer facility – like we have at the other comprehensive high schools in the district,” Herren said. The next ballot opportunities

or 500 yes votes,” Herren said. District officials are aware that some supporters will be wary of putting the measure on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, where it would compete not only with the presidential election but with various referenda and initiatives. But, Herren noted, the district has passed capital improvements levies on general election ballots before. “The board is going to move forward,” Herren said. “If we do it this school year, we can still stay on time with the project, and still deliver it without a tax increase. Those are high priorities.” King County certified the election results Tuesday.

Optimistic school leaders look to try bond again By ROBERT WHALE

As most people know by now, voters in the Auburn School District approved the district’s fouryear maintenance and operations levy by a comfortable majority in the Feb. 14 special election. On the same night, however, the $110 million Auburn High School Construction Bond measure came close but couldn’t quite muster the 60-percent supermajority state law requires for bonds, finishing with 55.2 yes votes, 4.8 percentage points under the mark.

[ PROJECT from page 1 ] Terry Finn, director of government relations for BNSF, recounted one of the rarest marvels of all. “Mayor Lewis and the Council, you actually got the railroad to cough up $18 or $20 million dollars … and that’s quite a miracle in itself,” said Finn. “Sometimes miracles do happen,” responded Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis. Actual street construction may begin as early as late April or early May. The City will notify the public 30 days before it closes the street there. The FAST Corridor project calls for separating M Street Southeast from the at-grade rail crossing by building a railroad bridge, raising the tracks four feet and lowering M Street under the rail line. At the same time, it takes what until now has been a two-lane roadway and adds lanes and a turn-pocket for 4th Street. Construction also calls for bike lanes and sidewalks. Multiple sources, includ-

Yet in the final, backward glance at the election on Monday, Auburn School Board members found plenty to be optimistic about. Herren For one thing, all that stood between building a new Auburn High School and staying with the old in the final tally was about 400 votes. Plus, the measure gathered 14 percent more yes votes than it got in 2009 when the district first put the question to voters.

ing the federal and state governments, the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle, and BNSF are contributing funds. Stoking the fire under the collective rump is BNSF’s 18-year-old plan to reopen its Stampede Pass Line to longer freight trains and improve the Pass tunnel. Completion of that work will push 20 trains daily, some of them a half-mile long and moving at five miles an hour, through Auburn. “From a regional standpoint, the reason we are getting state funding and why the ports are putting money into this is because they want to be able to use these tracks for heavier, longer trains and want to put more trains on the tracks,” Project Manager Jacob Sweeting recently told the Auburn Reporter. “Without the grade separation, the impacts to the roadway would be too much. Without it, in the near future Auburn would see many trains crossing at that location, and that

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other aesthetic treatments. City officials cite numerous benefits: • Elimination of safety hazards, including those that face the 50 school buses that cross the BNSF tracks at that location every day. • Elimination of the possibility of pedestrian-train accidents with the addition of the sidewalks and pedestrian crossings. • Abatement of sound pollution. With the tracks separated from the street, engineers will no longer need to lay on the horns every time they cross. • Safety improvements. The pavement in the project area is in poor condition, and its replacement, designed to handle traffic loading for the next 25 to 30 years, should be much quieter and safer. The $12.5 A Street Northwest connection between 3rd Street Northwest and 14th Street Northwest also emerged from the 1994 Stampede Pass study. It will create a parallel route along the BNSF mainline tracks

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whole side of town would be completely gridlocked, and the congestion would spill onto Auburn Way South and onto SR 18 and SR 167.” The bottleneck is under SR 18. There are no sidewalks there, and traffic narrows to two lanes. It’s a dangerous area. The City gets calls all the time, especially from people who live in King County Housing Authority housing, Sweeting said. The maximum depth of the new construction will be about 21 feet below the existing street level. The wall is expected to be about 25 feet high at the maximum, although the walls on either side of the street will be about the same height. To provide room for the project, the City of Auburn bought 10 full properties and portions of the roadway frontage, eight of them on the east side of M Street and 23 other properties. The project also calls for the addition of stormwater detention and treatment facilities, landscaping and

this year are April 17, the Aug. 7 primary and the Nov. 6 general election. Although the board didn’t set a date, it has agreed to let the March 1-for-April 17 deadline pass. For one thing, the district does not want to compete with the City of Auburn’s bond measure for roads, which goes to voters April 17. Also, the district would not have time between now and then to complete a strategic analysis of the recent election. “We need time to analyze those results and run focus groups and find out how we can get those 400

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[ HULSEY from page 1 ] worked with him for a while, and we have never felt threatened by him. We feel it’s water under the bridge.” Some Pacific residents fret that a convicted felon is serving on the City Council. Others – among them close friends in Hulsey’s neighborhood and people who have worked for the City – are keenly aware of Hulsey’s past but remain loyal to a man they say is committed to serving his community. Hulsey won reelection handily in November. Hulsey was convicted of stabbing to death his first wife in Whatcom County in 1978, court records say. A Vietnam veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, he pleaded not

[ SCAM from page 1 ] Only problem – the woeful tale wasn’t true. Not a comma of it. No impromptu pop across the pond to London, no mugging, no cash crisis, no callous cops, no awful ambassadors. Hansen had fallen victim to a clever phishing scam. “It was something that the bad guys had made that looked very, very authentic,” Hansen said. Here’s how it all went down. On the night of Feb. 12, unable to sleep, Hansen got out of bed to attend to emails on her AOL account. One email directed her to “update your contacts.” She clicked. “A funny thing came up, and I thought ‘that’s not going anywhere,’ “Hansen recalls. “Evidently, I had put in my password, so it went to somebody, well, who knows where. When I came to work in the morning, at about 8:20 my phone was lit up.” The first caller was Sarah Miller, the City of Auburn’s emergency preparedness manager just down Main Street. A pithy, telling message: “You’ve been hacked! Change your password

guilty by reason of insanity. “I’m not sure how that happened or what happened that night,” Hulsey told the council and a small gathering of residents at Monday night’s City Council meeting. “But when I became aware of what happened, I called the authorities and turned myself in.” Hulsey was found guilty of second-degree murder in 1979 and sentenced to 20 years in prison, charging documents say. Hulsey was paroled eight years later. The state Sentence Review Board determined that he had fulfilled the terms of his supervision and parole and restored his civil rights on Jan. 13, 1992. The action allows him to vote and serve in public office but forbids him from possessing a firearm. Hulsey says he has nothing to

immediately!” Hansen did, right away, but it was too late. The email had winged its way to everybody on the compromised Love Travel account. “I heard from people I hadn’t heard from in 10 years, all over the place,” Hansen said. “Some people were laughing, some people were worried. Somebody actually called the office, called my mother at home and called the office back to see what was going on.” Old neighbors, old business colleagues who had left the area, clients in Boston, Phoenix, Chicago called in. “I had a former employee who told me, ‘I know you like to swim, if you start now, you’ll be home by summer,’” Hansen said. “A couple of them wanted to know if I’d got the money they’d sent that had Mickey Mouse or Art Linkletter on it. Another knew this wasn’t real, she said, because it would not have been enough money for me. ‘You’re not that cheap,’ she said.” “I really spent the whole day Monday working on that, just saying that I was fine, but that I had made this grievous error. And on Tuesday my cousin from

hide, broke no public disclosure laws and did his time. He shares what happened with others who ask about it. “It’s true. I spent time in prison. I took somebody’s life,” he said. “I don’t hide from it, but I’m not going to tattoo it on my forehead, either. “Most of my neighbors know I’ve been in prison,” he continued. “That’s not something I’m proud of. It’s something I’ve got to live with the rest of my life. But I was given a second chance, and I hope that I can make all of you proud by giving me (a chance).” Hulsey supporters addressed the council. “He’s my friend. He’s helped the community,” said Gary Giessen. “He’s paid his debt. All this is uncalled for.”

Norway called. She wanted to know if things were OK. I told her that if I’d been in London, I would have called her and said, ‘come on down.’ “There were some people ready to send the money, who asked, ‘where do I send it?’ I said ‘you don’t send it.’ One person wanted to see what the phishers would do

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if she clicked, and they gave her this address in London or some direction on how to do this there.” Fortunately, Hansen’s friends were savvy – the bad guys got nothing not even a brass farthing. “They got no money. We’re on AOL. It is not embedded in our hard drive. We have to access AOL

“You insulted every veteran, including me, in the United States of America when you made that accusation, calling (Sun) a liar,” said resident Ken Scroggins. “Now, Mr. Hulsey, you have no honor, sir, none. I respect the branch of your service (Marine Corps), not you. If you have any pride, get up and leave.” Sun wants to keep the past in the past. “Are we still fighting? I don’t want to fight,” Sun told the assembly. “Let’s move on.” Hulsey acknowledges his past mistakes but is looking ahead. “I’ve tried to make this community you live in a better place,” he said. “It is my hope we can move forward and become the community where responsible citizens can live in peace and prosperity.”


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Dennis Stevenson added: “I know he has done some terrible things. … Mr. Hulsey has paid his price, legally and everything else. As a community and as a city, we need to move on.” Mary Hulsey said her husband is battling health problems, including the lingering, emotional toll of the war. She says bringing up her husband’s past has unnecessarily reopened painful wounds. Hulsey’s past came to light after he questioned newly-elected Mayor Cy Sun’s military record. Sun later produced medals and documents to prove his highlydecorated service in the Army during the Korean War. The two men recently resolved their differences. But some Sun supporters began to question Hulsey’s past.


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“He had his civil rights reinstated. He paid his debt to society. As a council, we have worked with him for a while, and we have never felt threatened by him. We feel it’s water under the bridge.” – Leanne Guier, Pacific City Council president, on having convicted felon Gary Hulsey on the council.

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Give more red lights the green Robert Whale’s article (“City’s red-light photo enforcement running in the red – and working,” Auburn Reporter, Feb. 17) made me want to speak up. I, for one, wish there were more of them in Auburn, especially at the Auburn Way South and Dogwood intersections. I have witnessed, at numerous times, a total disregard by drivers blatantly running the red light there, sometimes even with a cell phone next to their ear or texting. Not only have I witnessed speeding passenger cars, but I’ve seen semi trucks, loaded gravel trucks and even a school bus enter the intersections long after the light has changed to red. This happens frequently throughout the day and night. I have brought this up with Mayor Pete Lewis numerous times in the last two years, and nothing has been done about it. I realize that it is costly for Auburn to have this program,

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The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is the largest state agency in Washington. It consumes one-third of the state budget, operating at more than $20 billion a year.

Arguably, it is also the most dysfunctional agency in the state. For years the Washington Legislature has been aware of the ongoing problems with DSHS, and fixing those problems is always on the agenda. But, because of the enormity of the task, not much has ever been accomplished.

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but at this point do you put that ahead of public safety? The City knows the cameras are serving their purpose as ticketing has gone down at the intersections that have the cameras. Once someone is ticketed running a light, they are going to be more aware and, for the most part, adjust their driving habits. I’m sure that it would be more cost effective to have a camera at the Dogwood intersection than a special traffic officer monitoring the intersection 24/7.

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Over time, DSHS has been exposed as an agency so fraught with internal politics, management silos and fiefdoms that its goals have become skewed in ways that are inconsistent with the public interest. Over and over again, the department’s lack of transparency, fiscal restraint and accountability has

I’m writing about the inconsiderate owners who walk their dogs at Game Farm Park and fail to pick up their dog’s poop. Many of us, including children, go to soccer games there each weekend and have to walk around a lot of it. Droppings are on the sidewalks and areas around the seating stands. I would like to suggest posting signs, closing this particular park to dogs and charging a fine for those who don’t comply due to irresponsible dog walkers. Hopefully these people read this paper, pick up your dog’s droppings. There is an off-leash dog area at Roegner Park. Take your dogs there. – Becky Prenovost [ more LETTERS page 6 ]

caused outrage among constituents and political overseers alike. Yet for some inexplicable reason, our Legislature continues to procrastinate, hesitating to take the necessary steps to tame the shrew, and bring DSHS under control. But the high cost of mismanagement within DSHS cannot be measured in dollars alone. Because DSHS is a human service agency, the human costs associated with [ more GUEST OP page 12 ]

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Auburn’s Ashley McBride participated in the Senate Page Program during the fifth week of the legislative session. Sen. Pam Roach (R-Auburn) sponsored McBride. Pages are schooled in parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. McBride was one of only 28 students chosen to participate during the week. “Make sure you’re respectful to everyone you meet at the Capitol,” McBride said. “You might not know who you’re taking to, and pages have a good reputation of being polite.” McBride enjoys wakeboarding, skiing and traveling to new places. She hopes to become an emergency doctor so that she can stay active while helping others. She is the daughter of Michael and Kari McBride of Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO

[ notices from page 5 ] Sound Publishing, the owner of this newspaper, alone reaches 700,000 Washington households through our print publications. Our colleagues from newspaper organizations around the state maintain commensurately broad distribution within their own communities. This is not “theoretical” reach, a “potential” audience that may or may not find its way to notices posted on a government website. This is actual reach, to readers who are active and interested and engaged in the community around them – and most certainly in local government affairs. Not all citizens have computers, or smart-

the people, or should government make the people come looking for that information, through a maze of agency and departmental websites? We believe – and we are confident Washington citizens agree – that government at ALL levels has an affirmative obligation to take its information to the people – to make that extra effort, to ensure that public notices are not just “available,” but also widely seen and widely read. House Bill 2801 flouts that obligation, and it should be rejected. The Legislature had the wisdom to dismiss similar legislation last session, and should demonstrate that same wisdom today.

phones, and not all have access to the web. Indeed, there are cost barriers to entry into, and participation in, today’s world of digital communication. But anyone – everyone – can at any time go down to the public library or the coffee shop, pick up the community newspaper and find out through the public notices what their government is up to. Affordable, egalitarian and very popular, general interest newspapers provide precisely what government needs most – a direct and demonstrable conduit to its citizens. This issue really comes down to a philosophical question: Should government take its information to


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Police Blotter Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Feb. 19 and Feb. 25:

Feb. 19 The boot: 4:49 p.m., 101 Auburn Way S Safeway didn't appreciate the begging, so they booted the kid that was doing it.

Feb. 20 Burglary: 2:47 a.m., 1015 24th St. NE After smashing a window and breaking into Cascade Middle School, somebody beat up a vending machine inside. Coin machine: Noon, 9 16th St. NW Somebody, or several somebodies, broke into a coin machine at the Travel Lodge. Auburn police did not disclose the amount of the loss. Theft: 10 a.m., 2402 Auburn Way S

Somebody found a woman's lost cell phone then demanded that she pay him to get it back.

on a location in Auburn, asking police to help get some children out to keep them safe.

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Burglary: 10 p.m., 12 D St. NW A woman reported that someone had unlawfully entered the laundry room at her apartment complex and stolen the coin box from a dryer. Police found the coin box behind the building with the coins still inside.

Burglary: Overnight, 1002 Auburn Way N Somebody shattered the front glass entrance doors at the Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant but didn't enter.

Feb. 22 Panty perp: 8:56 a.m., 1310 Supermall Way SW Between Feb. 19 and Feb. 22, somebody slithered out of Victoria's Secret at the Supermall, bearing away 300 pairs of unlawfully-obtained women's undies. Police did not disclose a value for the pilfered panties. Theft: 10:41 a.m., 1307 Auburn Way N Somebody swiped a pair of scissors and a hair pick from Sally's Beauty Supply. CPS referral: 2 p.m., 1116 K St NE The US Secret Service served a warrant

Shoplifting: 5:50 p.m., 1702 Auburn Way N Police busted a boy for boosting a box of berries from Top Food and Drugs.

Feb. 25 Fraud: 11:03 a.m., 18 Auburn Way N A man tried to cash a bogus $450 check at the Bank of America, but when employees gave the fake check the hairy eyeball, its holder wigged out and fled, well ahead of police. While police could not find the bad guy, he left bits of himself behind in the form of his identification, a bank card and fingerprints.

Fire & Rescue Blotter The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 176 calls for service between Feb. 20 and Feb. 26, among them the following:

Feb. 20 Motorcycle accident: 12:47 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics treated a man who'd crashed his off-road ATV, injuring his head. Medics later transported the man to Valley Medical Center for more treatment.

Feb. 21 Aid call: 12:08 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters treated a possible stroke victim and a private ambulance transported him to Auburn

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Aid call: 5:48 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters helped a doctor treat a man who'd suffered a seizure at a local clinic and paramedics transported him to Auburn Regional Medical Center.

Smoke investigation: 10:15 p.m., (Bonney Lake). Firefighters and East Pierce Fire and Rescue responding to a report of smoke in a home squelched a small chimney fire, preventing it from spreading.

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Feb. 26

Aid call: 8:45 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters treated an older man who'd fainted and a private ambulance transported him to ARMC.

Feb. 24 Semi-truck fire: 8:07 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters kept the flames engulfing a semitruck from licking a nearby cargo trailer at the 900 block of Thornton Avenue. Investigators later determined that the fire had been

Fire alarm: 8:20 p.m., (Auburn). An errant cigarette butt generated enough heat to singe a piece of door moulding at an apartment complex, setting firefighters on the trot to snuff out that smoldering butt. Smoke curling up from the moulding continued to stoke residents' concerns about a possible conflagration, however, so firefighters cut out the charred bits and soaked the area with water.

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Auburn Mountainview falls in regional game By SHAWN SKAGER

The No. 6 Auburn Mountainview girls season ended with a 47-45 loss to No. 7 Seattle Prep in the state 3A regional tournament at Jackson High School in Mill Creek last Saturday. The Lions led most of the way, holding a 33-31 advantage after three quarters. But Auburn Mountainview (20-6) went cold in the fourth quarter, going scoreless until the 5-minute, 34-second mark. The Panthers (21-6) outscored Auburn Mountainview 16-12 in the fourth quarter to put away the game and punch their ticket to the state quarterfinals, which began Thursday at the Tacoma Dome. “Down the stretch we just missed free throws and lay-ins,” Lions coach Chris Carr said. “You have to be able to finish, and we just didn’t. And you’re going to be in trouble when you play [ more lions page 11 ]

Katie Grad, left, and Mercedes Wetmore, right, postgame at the Washington State University versus University of Washington women’s basketball game. Shawn Skager, Auburn Reporter

Caitlin Carr wins second SPSL 3A MVP Auburn Mountainview senior Caitlin Carr has been honored with her second consecutive South Puget Sound League 3A Most Valuable Player award. Carr’s 17.1 points per game helped lead the Lions to a 20-6 overall record and a first-place finish in the SPSL 3A. For more local all-league players, visit

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Once they were teammates, now they are rivals. They helped establish a girls high school basketball dynasty at Auburn Riverside, combining for three state titles. Now one is a Cougar, the other a Husky. Mercedes Wetmore and Katie Grad – former Raven stars and longtime best friends – met as opponents for the first time last Sunday, squaring off at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle for the

Pac-12 women’s basketball’s version of the Apple Cup. “It was a little different,” Grad, a redshirt junior guard with WSU, said after the game, a 60-56 Huskies’ victory. “It’s weird guarding her.” “It’s just funny. It’s great to be able to play against your best friend at this level,” said Wetmore, a UW sophomore guard. “It’s just a great experience.” Wetmore finished with three points, six rebounds and two assists in 38 minutes. Grad came off the bench to collect three rebounds and an assist in 15

minutes of action. For Grad and Wetmore, their friendship and love for basketball began when they were kids living on the same street on Tapps Island. The duo bonded through competition, nurtured by countless athletic contests at the nearby clubhouse. “We played a lot with our brothers there,” Grad recalled. “We’d go down there and play basketball, even pickle ball. We were always on the same team.” Despite the age difference –

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March 2, 2012 [11] [ ravens from page 10 ] Grad is two years older – they played for the Riverside Select AAU program, honing their skills and preparing to play for Auburn Riverside. By the time Grad joined the Ravens’ varsity squad as a freshman, it was obvious she was more than an average player. A four-year letter winner at Auburn Riverside, Grad earned All-South Puget Sound League honorable mention honors as a freshman and second-team honors as a sophomore. As a junior in 2007, Grad was named the league’s co-MVP while leading the Ravens to their first state title. In 2008 as a senior, Grad led the Ravens to their fourth consecutive state tournament appearance. The Ravens beat Kennedy 48-40 for their second 3A title. Grad was honored that season as the state tournament MVP. She also was named the state Player of the Year by the Tacoma News Tribune and was an all-state first-team selection by the Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. As a senior, she won the SPSL MVP outright. By the time she graduated in 2008, Grad owned the Ravens’ record book, setting 12 school girls basketball records. Meanwhile, her best friend was waiting in the wings for

Katie Grad, right, guards Mercedes Wetmore during the UW-WSU women’s basketball game last Sunday. Shawn Skager, Auburn Reporter her shot. “Of course I looked up to her,” Wetmore said. “She was just a tremendous player. She’s so intense on the floor and has great character off the floor.” Wetmore also proved to be gifted on the floor. She was named a second team all-league player as a freshman in 2007. She would make the All-SPSL first team the next three seasons. She was an integral part of the 2007 and 2008 state championship teams and, as a junior, led the Ravens to a fourth-place finish at the 4A tourney. In 2010, as a senior, Wetmore helped the Ravens win

their third state title, guiding the team to a perfect 29-0 record, punctuated with a 56-52 win against Mead for the state title. She was named the SPSL co-MVP as a senior and selected MVP of the state tournament. “She’s a great player and a great athlete,” Grad said. “She’s one of the most competitive kids I’ve ever met in my life, that’s for sure. She’s not going to back down to anyone. That’s one thing I admire about her. She’s very, very competitive.” Grad and Wetmore wanted to play on the same college team but knew they eventually would go separate ways.


“I think once we got into high school, we knew we’d end up playing in college against each other, and the rivalry would be there.” Once at WSU, Grad was forced to redshirt her freshman season because of a foot injury that required surgery. As a redshirt freshman in 2010, Grad appeared in each of the Cougars’ 30 games, averaging 18.2 minutes per game and 3.7 points and 3.3 rebounds a game. She was named an All-Pac-10 academic honorable mention in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, Wetmore began her collegiate career at the UW, playing in 26 games and starting two. As a sophomore this season, Wetmore cracked the starting lineup and is averaging 7.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Despite living at opposite ends of the state, however, Grad and Wetmore remain close as ever. “We talk multiple times per week, even when I’m in Pullman,” Grad said. “Anytime I come home, even if it’s just for a weekend, we always see each other.” “We’re still very close. She’s one of my best friends,” Wetmore said. “We talk every couple of days. I really miss her.”

Muckleshoot boys basketball off to 1B state The Muckleshoot Tribal School boys basketball team makes its first-ever appearance in the state 1B tournament beginning Thursday in Spokane. The Wolves – who finished the regular season second in the Sea-Tac 1B Conference with an 11-4 record, 17-6 overall – punched their ticket to state with a 50-43 win over Taho-

[ lions from page 10 ] against a team like that can finish.” Senior Caitlin Carr’s game-high 22 points and senior Aalia Braboy’s 10 points led the Lions. Senior Hattie Kosko had five points and juniors Erika Lombardo and Aly Carr had four points apiece. After spending the season ranked in the top 10 in the state and winning the South Puget Sound League 3A with a 9-1 record, the Lions were unable to reach the coveted quarterfinals. “It’s typical. It’s devastating for them,” Carr said. “It’s tough for six of the

lah (12-9) in the regionals last Friday at Timberline High School. Muckleshoot Tribal built on an 18-17 first-half lead to put away the win. Senior Ryan Oldman’s game-high 21 points and senior Preston Brown’s 16 points led the Wolves. Muckleshoot Tribal opens state play against King’s Way Christian of Vancouver (1413) at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Spokane Arena. The 1B tourney continues Friday and concludes Saturday. girls (the seniors) to realize that their high school career is over. There are so many other (former) players who talk about the Tacoma Dome and what that experience meant to them. It’s a shame because this would have been a great, first-round game at the Dome.” For the past two years, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has run what would have previously been the first round of the Hardwood Classic at the Dome as loser-out regional pairings at various high schools scattered throughout the state.

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...obituaries Alma A. Hansford

Alma A. Hansford, born May 19,1922 to William and Adele Schuler, died February 2, 2012 in Auburn, WA. Alma worked in retail sales in Seattle and Auburn prior to her retirement. She was married to the Rev. C. George Hansford, a former Pastor at the White River Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two sisters, Irma Monkhouse and Erna MacDonald, both from Canada. A memorial service will be held at the Auburn First United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 10 at 2 P.M. 590303

Florence Esther Baer

Florence Esther Baer, 90, went home to be with the Lord on February 27, 2012 in Puyallup WA. She was born on a farm in Glenham SD to Christoph and Mary (Steiger) Geiszler. She married Gottlieb Baer in Mobridge SD and moved to Auburn while he served in WWII. She stayed home to raise her children, enjoying her Bible studies and sewing. Florence and Gottlieb provided a wonderful Christian home and values for which the children will always be grateful. She is survived by her sister, Erma Quist, brother, Allen Geiszler, children Phyllis Volin, Jeanette Wiegand (Jim), Kathryn Pennington (Larry), Christine Williams (Dave), Mary Cross (Ben), David Baer (Carol), 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, 3 siblings, 1 daughter, and 1 great-granddaughter. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 3, at 2PM at Grace Community Church 1320 Auburn Way S. Auburn,WA 98002. 590353

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than it can dictate where children are to be placed while in care. DSHS has asserted that fact often in appellant court. When will it all end? Only when the good people of Washington and their elected representatives decide that it’s time to regain control of DSHS, the state agency that impacts the lives of the most vulnerable citizens of our state. The real question is: How many more children will have to die before something is done to bring DSHS under control?

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Margaret L. Brand, nee Olin, 93, of Belleville, Illinois, born Wednesday, August 28, 1918, in Auburn, WA, died Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Cedar Ridge Healthcare in Lebanon, Illinois. Margaret was a retired manager for a trucking company and she had many other occupations including working at Boeing, a drugstore and as a waitress. She was a member of Hope Church in Belleville Illinois. Her greatest joy was helping her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Brand; parents, Ernest and Gertrude nee Clark Olin; son, Joseph Brand; brother, Ernest Olin Jr.; sisters, Lois Crowder, Lucille Buckner, and Loretta Hoober. Surviving are her daughter-in-law, JoAnn Brand of Shiloh, IL; grandchildren, Kori (David) Huhman of Belleville, IL, Kelly (Mike) Skewes of Oakdale, IL, Scott (Kathy) Beyer of Swansea, IL, Lori Thrutchley of Belleville, IL; great-grandchildren, Kyle (Adam) Cannon, Jake Skewes, Jeni Skewes, Billy Huhman, Zachary Beyer, Ryan Beyer, Megan Beyer; 2 great-great grandchildren; ex-daughter-in-law, Karen Brand of Belleville, IL; sisters-inlaw, nieces, nephews & cousins. Condolences may be expressed online at Memorials may be made to the Hope Church. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Hope Church in Belleville, IL, with Pastor Jay Krumeich officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn,WA. There will be a memorial service held at a later date in Auburn,WA.

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PUBLIC NOTICES SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 1820 City of Pacific, Washington On the 27th day of February, 2012, the City Council of the City of Pacific, Washington, passed Ordinance No. 1820. A summary of the content of said ordinances, consisting of their titles, provides as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 1820 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PACIFIC, KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON, ESTABLISHING AND AUTHORIZING A TRAFFIC SAFETY SCHOOL TO BE ADMINISTERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PACIFIC POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE PACIFIC MUNICIPAL COURT. UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 46.83 OF THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON The full text of these ordinances will be mailed upon request, in accordance with the City’s fee schedule, Dated the 27th day of February, 2012 Jane Montgomery, City Clerk Published in Auburn Reporter on March 2, 2012. #590450. Northwest Aquatic EcoSystems 360-357-3285 is seeking coverage under the NPDES Waste Discharge General Permit for aquatic plant and algae management. Location: River Mobile Estates, Auburn. Lake area is approximately 3.2 acres in size and the littoral zone is

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Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the website: My Wedding My Way: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., March 10, Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St. Wedding event for the traditional and beyond. Hands-on workshops, vendors, performances and fashions shows, all dedicated to you and your perfect day. Admission and parking free. Information and vendor opportunities: call 253-333-6010 or visit City of Pacific St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 11:30 a.m., March 17. Parade begins at Ellingson and Milwaukee Boulevard, continues on Milwaukee and finishes in front of City Hall. The Community Center is hosting a Irish-themed fundraiser lunch and the Old Cannery is donating Irish fudge for the community. To download a parade application log on to

Station Bistro

Tuesdays & Saturdays Breakfast $ 99

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Auburn Noon Lions Auction: 6-9:30 p.m., March 17, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. Be a part, complete the puzzle, give sight and hearing to those in need. For more information, contact Josh Hosford at 253-632-1562 or Valley Cities Community Awards & Auction, “Celebrating Hometown Heroes”: 5:30 p.m., March 30, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. Recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations that have had a positive impact on the community. Silent auction to raise funds for Valley Cities’ housing program. Since 1965, Valley Cities has operated community mental health centers throughout South King County. To register or learn more, contact Gabriela Sawrey at 253-205-0494 or or visit The United Way free tax campaign: Needing volunteers. No experience necessary. All volunteers receive tax preparation training and are certified by the IRS. Volunteer at your neighborhood tax site: Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St., 5-9 p.m., Mondays (January-February only), Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To learn more, visit: www.uwkc. org/taxvolunteer or contact Free Tax Preparation: Through April 6. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are available to prepare 2011 tax returns at the Auburn Senior Center. This program is for taxpayers with low and moderate income with special attention to those age 60 and older. Returns are done by appointment only on Monday and Tuesday mornings, and Wednesday evenings. Call the center at 253-931-3018 to make an appointment.

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Buddy Holly Tour of Stars: 7:30 p.m., March 9-10, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Rock the night away with Buddy, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper backed by a live 8 piece band. Hear favorites like - La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, That’ll be the Day, Maybe Baby, Peggy Sue and Oh Boy! Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-9313043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at


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Global Heat: 7:30 p.m., March 3, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Live, World Hip Hop with a twist of Groove, Jazz and R&B, all to make you move while stimulating the cerebral cortex. Add some high-energy breakdance, stir in some funk, and presto, you’ve experienced The Heat. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.

Downtown Auburn 253-939-7278

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WE ARE BACK! Great Food! Great Prices! The season has brought back one of Auburn’s most loved Cafés! The Quarter Chute Café is located at Emerald Downs, is open to the public and is ready to serve you “The Best Breakfast Deal” beginning at 8 AM to 2 PM.

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“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: March 9-11 and March 16-18, Messiah Lutheran Church, Galli Hall, 410 H St., Auburn. Show times: 7 p.m. March 9, 10, 16, 17, with 2 o’clock matinees for March 10, 11, 17 and 18. Messiah Players, a local community theatre company based out of Messiah Lutheran Church, presents its spring play. The musical features six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by adults who barely escaped childhood themselves. They learn that winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 kids 14 and under, $10 for seniors 55 and older. Families of four or more can purchase a ticket for $40 and groups of eight or more can buy tickets with a $1 discount off each one. Tickets are available at the church, from cast members, or at the door.


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Diaper Duty: 5:30 p.m. March 10, Truit Building, Rainier Room, 101 W. Main St., Auburn. Dinner and auction fundraiser for Children’s Home Society. Admission is free. Donations of diapers are appreciated. Call 253-876-1964 to reserve your spot. Mad Dog Boot Camp Fitness: 10:30-11:30 a.m., March 17, Chinook Elementary playground, 3502 Auburn Way S. Free fitness boot camp to support the Auburn Food Bank. Your only requirement to attend is to donate at least one canned or boxed food, baby products, or hygiene/ personal care products for the cause. Organic products welcome. Free camp offered every other Saturday: April 14, 28; May 12, 26; June 9, 23; July 14, 28; Aug. 11, 25. Light My Fire Auction: 6 p.m., March 31, Rainier Room, above Oddfellas, 102 W. Main St., Auburn. A benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dinner, drinks, full night of entertainment, featuring classic rock band 3rd Degree Burn, and the chance to meet firefighters featured in the 2012 Firefighter Calendar. Winners in the live auction gain either four hours of labor from one or more firefighters or a four-hour date from an individual firefighter. Admission: $30 donation for an individual, $50 donation for a couple. Online tickets are available at: org/lightmyfire. Included is dinner, a drink and 10 raffle tickets.



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