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metal boxes are targets for graffiti vandals. Graffiti has been on the rise this year, with the city having to spend more than $500 a month so far for its removal from utility boxes. The wraps at Wilburton were installed this month as part of a pilot project for the “Urban Boulevards” program, which improves neighborhood livability and character through attractive and memorable gateways and landscaping on key streets. The wraps convey that Bellevue is a “City in a Park,” and their slick surface repels spray paint, making it easy to remove graffiti. If the Wilburton wraps, which each cost about $400 to install, prove popular and deter graffiti, the city may wrap more utility boxes, at key intersections in heavily traveled areas.

Bellevue looks to save money in animal control

The city is exploring whether it would be cheaper for Bellevue to have animal services provided through a subregional program with other Eastside cities. In that arrangement, Bellevue would provide field services for four cities and provide its own licensing. The four cities would contract with a private shelter. Last year, 9,380 licenses were sold to Bellevue residents, most of whom pay the county $30 to license their pets. The City Council will revisit the animal services issue in late March and possibly take action in late April.

Bellevue will look at its costs for animal control now that its contract with King County is due to expire. Bellevue joined a regional animal services program administered by the county in July 2010, which replaced a county program that proved too costly without contributions from the cities. While the regional program is better, city officials say it still cost the county and 26 cities, including Bellevue, about $2.5 million last year.




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The city of Bellevue may have found a way to deter graffiti and camouflage those big, unsightly roadside utility boxes at the same time – decorative plastic wrap with artistic themes. Three utility boxes in the Wilburton neighborhood, at the intersection of Lake Hills Connector and Southeast Eighth Street, have been wrapped. The wraps, similar to the ones used for advertising on buses, feature watercolor paintings of flowers, ferns and leaves. The artwork donated by a city staffer, was transferred digitally to plastic sheeting. There are up to three utility boxes for each of the city’s 184 signalized intersections, containing signal control equipment and wiring that power the traffic signals. In addition to being unattractive, the gray




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Downtown WW1 memorial close to getting makeover BY NAT LEVY Bellevue Reporter

An aging memorial to honor three fallen World War I veterans is inching closer to receiving a much-needed upgrade. While visually not the centerpiece of Bellevue Downtown Park, a small concrete block with a plaque and flanked by memorial trees has been a fixture of the area since 1926. But over the decades it has fallen into disrepair. Bob Shay, a Bellevue resident and former Navy photographer, has been working for more than a year to update and restore the monument. After pursuing multiple designs and countless meetings, Shay’s idea is likely to be approved at the next meeting

of the Bellevue Parks and Community Services Board, which will begin 6 p.m. March 13 at Bellevue City Hall. “There’s a few details that need to be worked out, but basically we are good to go,” said Glen Kost, planning and development manager of Bellevue parks. Shay said he will be responsible for funding the project. Shay’s concept, which is the second one he has presented, involves a bronzed, folded American flag, draped over the monument. The flag will be topped by bronzed roses. Shay said he hasn’t decided some of the details - like whether or not the flag replica should be painted red, white and blue, or left bronze. It will be surrounded by a circular cobble-

Eastgate annexation enters final phases BY NAT LEVY Bellevue Reporter

A new Downtown Memorial could feature a cobblestone base, and a folded, bronzed flag. STEVIE VANBRONKHORST

stone base and likely include an interpretive sign that will tell the stories of the three men: Victor Freed, Victor Hanson and Oscar Johnson, all of whom died in World War I. Shay said he would like to have the new memorial open by July 4, but he has been told the timeline is too aggressive. A date of Nov. 11, the anniversary of the original dedication, is more of a possibility, he said. The Eastside Heritage Center is helping Shay put the story together. Heather Trescases, executive director, said the goal is to make sure the original spirit of the memorial remains intact.

Serial bank robber pleads guilty to heists in Bellevue and Redmond BY NAT LEVY Bellevue Reporter

A 23-year-old Kent man pleaded guilty Feb. 22 to four counts of first-degree robbery in relation to heists at several Key Bank branches in Bellevue and Redmond. Jason Achurra is scheduled to be sentenced for the robberies, and a fifth charge of unlawful possession of a firearm, today. Prosecutors are recommending

a prison term of more than 15 years, who was previously on probation for kidnapping and unlawful use of a firearm, according to court documents. Achurra admitted to four bank robberies between Oct. 11 and Nov. 23, 2011 at Key Bank branches in the Factoria and Overlake neighborhoods. As the string of robberies continued, investigators began to find clues to the suspect’s identity. A manager at the Fac-

toria branch had seen Achurra’s getaway car, and the description was confirmed following the Redmond robbery. Twenty minutes after the Redmond robbery occurred, Achurra approached several Redmond officers to report a car prowl at a nearby apartment complex. Officers followed him back to his vehicle, and Achurra became skittish. The car matched the description of the getaway vehicle.

The owner of a gun shop later came forward, saying Achurra had work done on his AK-47 rifle. This gave officers enough evidence to arrest the man for unlawful possession of a firearm. He was eventually tracked down to Ephrata, where he had traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday. Officers found cash, weapons and clothing that matched evidence from the robberies.

More than 5,000 residents of Eastgate and Tamara Hills are only a few weeks away from ending a years’ long quest to become part of the city of Bellevue. The Bellevue City Council will make a final vote March 19 to begin providing city services to these residents beginning April 1. “We are checking off boxes,” said Council Member Claudia Balducci. “This is a lengthy process with a lot of stops along the way.” The latest box was checked off Monday night, when the council held a required public hearing to discuss the proposal. Only three people spoke, and they offered brief messages of support. Bellevue attempted to annex the Eastgate area in 1990, but when it became apparent to residents there that they would be forced to pay off some of the city’s bond debt, they voted it down and Bellevue dropped the plan. With the upcoming annexation , Bellevue will provide police, fire and other services to the neighborhoods, instead of King County. Bellevue will lose approximately $1.2 million per year by providing services to these areas. But the City Council has applied for a sales tax exemption, in which the state kicks back some of its collected income to the city to deal with added expenses. Annexation agreements with two other areas – Hilltop and Horizon View – are expected to be discussed this summer.

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he Bellevue School Board’s failed attempt to interview and, hopefully, hire Susan Enfield doesn’t mean the effort was wasted. Far from it. The board has gathered worthwhile information from the community that it can now use as it moves ahead with its superintendent search. It was a long-shot to land Enfield, the interim superintendent of the Seattle School District who had expressed an interest in the Bellevue job. Time ran out on Bellevue when Enfield was offered – and accepted – the superintendent’s job in the Highline School District. School Board members are in the process of interviewing two search firms and say they will see if a worthwhile candidate for superintendent can be found and interviewed by the end of the school year. That will be difficult given Bellevue’s late start at this effort. Candidates, many of whom Bellevue would like to see, already are being interviewed at other school districts around the country. Nevertheless, Bellevue remains a highly desirable school district and will have no problem attracting candidates. Thirteen already had applied for the open position. At worst, it just will take the district a bit longer to find a superintendent that fits its needs. The extra time it takes will give the community that much more time to make its thoughts known. To its credit, the School Board has shown that this will be a priority regardless of who is interviewed, and eventually hired.

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For Rush Limbaugh for calling Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she talked about the importance of having contraception services covered under government-required health insurance plans. Limbaugh later apologized saying, “I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke. … My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir.” Really? We’re not sure he’s just mean, stupid – or both.

For National Football League teams and coaches paying bounties to players for knocking opponents out of games. An investigation by the NFL has targeted the New Orleans Saints, but players around the league say it happens elsewhere, too. Tough play is one thing. We expect that in professional football. But trying to purposely hurt, maim or end a player’s career is something else. Penalties for this must be severe.

For Republicans who flocked to precinct meeting spots Saturday to begin the process of picking delegates to that party’s national convention. The huge turnout across the Eastside and state is grassroots politics at its best.

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Compassion helped healing The Washington State Patrol would like to thank all the wonderful people of Washington who showed their compassion and care following the tragic death Trooper Tony Radulescu. When we in law enforcement lose one of our own, the outpouring of support from Washingtonians is a big factor in easing a very difficult time, and helping with the healing process that follows. We find real comfort in a community that cares, and I can assure you, so do the family and friends of the fallen officer. So on behalf of all of us who work to protect our citizens, I want to express our gratitude for all of the support we have received from the communities, citizens, agencies, media and others. Thank you for the funds, food, time, and so much more. Your support helped all involved better grieve and honor Trooper Radulescu’s life. Trooper Radulescu’s death is not only a loss to our agency and the state of Washington, but to law enforcement as a whole. We are always mindful of the price that is paid to safeguard our citizens. Trooper Radulescu will never be forgotten. Thank you for your care and kindness.

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Democrats’ values State Democratic chairman Dwight Pelz isn’t usually good for a laugh but here he has outdone himself. He says that Jay Inslee doesn’t have to worry about the big Democratic donors leaving because

Inslee represents their values and Republican Rob McKenna does not. Now here’s the funny part: At the same time we learn that Inslee is going to attend a Manhattan fundraiser for him put on by – wait for it – Elliot Spitzer. Spitzer you might recall is the former governor of New York who resigned in disgrace after being caught patronizing call girls. So I guess, like Pelz says, Inslee doesn’t have to worry about the local Democratic donors. He has other donors who better reflect his values or lack thereof.

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Go meatless in Lent Feb. 22 marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period preceding Easter when Christians would abstain from meat and dairy products in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 days of reflection before launching his ministry. Devout Christians who still observe meatless Lent help reduce chronic diseases, environmental degradation and animal abuse. In the past four decades, dozens of medical reports have linked consumption of animal products with elevated risk of heart failure, stroke, cancer and other killer diseases. A 2007 U.N. report named meat production as the largest source of greenhouse gases and water pollution. Undercover investigations have documented animals being raised for food under abject conditions of caging, crowding, deprivation, drugging, mutilation and manhandling. Lent offers a superb opportunity to honor Jesus’ powerful message of compassion and love for all living beings. To stop subsidizing disease, devastation, and cruelty. To choose a wholesome nonviolent diet of vegetables, fruits, and grains and a vast array of meat and dairy alternatives. It’s a diet mandated in Genesis I-29 and observed in the Garden of Eden. Entering “vegetarian lent” in your favorite search engine provides ample tips and recipes.

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Todd R. Woosley is a real estate consultant with his family’s commercial real estate firm. He co-owns one building that will lose half its parking, and another that will be partially demolished, by the Wilburton Connections road projects. He doubts these projects will improve these properties’ value.


he first time I met a Washington State Patrol Trooper, I had reported a drunk driver on SR 520. It was around midnight, and I was heading home from an internship at the Seattle P-I when I saw the woman’s car sway between lines wherever the road snaked. She was totally sloshed. Less than a minute after calling dispatch, I saw the man in blue speed by my little red truck. Help arrived, and I gained this unexpected sense of pride. I never met Trooper Celeste Gracey Tony Radulescu, whose life was snatched away two weeks ago, but he was the type of man who believed with each DUI arrest, he was saving a life. He wasn’t wrong. As I waited behind the trooper’s Crown Vic, watching the driver in the Volvo sob in her guilt, my annoyance and anger turned to fear. She was driving a death machine 80 mph down a highway without the coherence to drive straight, much less stop. She could have killed me or some unlucky kid waiting at a red light. Like all troopers, Radulescu saved lives we never knew were endangered. It should be to no one’s surprise that when our pro-

tectors are turned into murder victims, it strikes a bitter chord in the community. The men who have gunned down several of our officers these past few years didn’t just murder good people, they attacked society. They’ve declared war on a system that we’ve crafted to keep people accountable for their crimes. Prosecutors hoped that by convicting those who helped Maurice Clemmons after he gunned down four police, others would learn to disown suspected murderers. Clemmons never made it to trial, but his getaway driver earned 420 years in prison. This effort wasn’t in vain, but as far as we now it didn’t do much in Radulescu’s case. The Legislature did the right thing in passing the Blue Alert system this week. Similar to the Amber Alert, it will help officers track down suspects in incidences where officers have been seriously injured or murdered. The law had been tied up in legislation for a few years, but Radulescu’s sacrifice brought attention to the legislation. His memory is now immortalized with the law. His son, Erick, put it well by reading a poem at his memorial. It finished: “Do not stand in my grave and cry, I am not there – I did not die.”

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Startup helps school fundraisers BY NAT LEVY Bellevue Reporter

As schools continue to see decreasing budgets, their attention often turns to fundraising through bake sales and magazine drives. Now a local online startup has stepped in to help them do better. MyCommunityPlace has worked with

schools and nonprofits since September to create a modern, technological fundraising mechanism that doesn’t require pushing and prodding the potential donor. Founded by colleagues – and parents – Ed Wen and Ahmad Aqqad, the company pairs customers with large national retailers

and incorporate a look found in early-era aluminum Airstream travel trailers. “Opening a cafe at Bellevue Square complements the Top Pot brand in the best possible way,” says Top Pot Doughnuts cofounder Mark Klebeck. “ Top Pot has one location in Bellevue already, at 10600 NE Ninth Pl.

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Jennifer Droppelman of D.A. Davidson & Co.’s Bellevue branch has been named senior financial consultant for the quality of her work and exceptional service to clients. Droppelman joined D.A. Davidson & Co. in August 2005 with prior experience at Ragen Jennifer Droppelman MacKenzie. She is a principal member of the Tschetter/Droppelman Investment Team, consultants with D.A. Davidson & Co. in the Bellevue office.

Collingsworth joins State Farm Nancy Collingsworth has joined State Farm as an agent in Bellevue. Collingsworth’s agency, located at 14950 SE Allen Road, Suite A, officially opened its doors on Jan. 1. She has 15 years of insurance and financial services experience to her agency having worked for the company in various

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chairs, and only standing desks. One of the walls has been converted entirely into a whiteboard, with which Wen illustrates his points during meetings. For schools and nonprofits, the service has already made a difference. Just a few weeks after the company’s launch, it sponsored the state Parent Teacher Association Convention. After a presentation, Wen met with representatives from Phantom Lake Elementary. They enlisted the company to help raise $250 for a dinner theater auction fundraiser, said Annette Screws, vice president of fundraising for Phantom Lake PTA. The group was able to meet its goal in less than two months. “MyCommunityPlace is so much easier and more profitable for our PTA than other redemption programs,” Screws said. “Ease of use is so critical to our success and one of the many reasons we love MyCommunityPlace.” Nat Levy: 425-453-4290;

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On stage, an actor and actress can appear perfectly in love during their duet or dance number. Yet, after the curtain goes down, they can’t stand each other’s guts. This happens more often than you think. That’s why Mara Solar and Timothy Wilson, who respectively play a bride and groom in Village Theatre’s newest original show, “It Shoulda Been You” were relieved when, on the first day of rehearsal, they had to kiss each other and, lo and behold – it wasn’t too painful. “It was like, ‘Oh hey, I don’t know you, here I come,’” said Wilson, an actor returning to the professional stage with the Issaquah theater after several years of managing a clothing store in New York City. Of course, the two actors are used to hugging, smooching and even crying on command whenever the script calls for it. But it certainly helps when you have develop a friendship with your costars, said Solar, who’s previously appeared in “Saving Aimee” at 5th Avenue Theatre before landing her first professional leading role, one of a handful of main characters, in “It Shoulda Been You.” Described as a “Mazel tov with a twist,” the musical depicts the story of a Jewish bride (portrayed by Solar) and a Catholic groom (portrayed by Wilson) on their wedding day – in addition to the antics of their wacky,


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Questions abound for preps in spring A host of new coaches and departed stars leaves questions heading into the season

With the spring sports season underway at high schools around the state, the Reporter takes a look at five questions facing teams and individuals heading into 2012.

Can Newport reshuffle the deck on diamond?

The Knights leaned on aces Jared Fisher and Cole Wiper throughout last season on the mound, at the plate and in the infield. That duo led what was a deep and experienced senior class for the Knights that made it to the 4A state quarterfinals but both Wiper and Fisher have since departed for the Pac-12. Billy Sahlinger and Aaron Sandefur give coach Hal DeBerry a pair of experienced arms and Nate Anderson is another returning starter that will step into an even larger role this season.

A proper send off for Bellevue softball?

For the past two seasons, Heather Tracy’s Wolverines have taken softball to a new level at Bellevue. After making the 4A state tournament only once in school history in 1988 (with an 0-2 record), Tracy and a core group of seniors-to-be have gone 7-3 in 3A state tournament games in the past two seasons, including a third and fourth place finish. But with last year’s 3A KingCo MVP Allison Rhodes returning to the same Juanita team that handed Bellevue a trio of defeats including a shutout in the state semi-finals, the Wolverines will need to find a solution for the Rebels before they can think about bringing home a state title trophy.

Lisa Bennett (center) was the lone senior on Bellevue’s semi-final squad. Pitcher Emily Fleischman and 2B Taylor Cooke return. FILE PHOTO

Who leads the pack in lacrosse?

On the boys side, Sammamish Lacrosse Club reached the title game in Division II before falling to Woodinville and Bellevue was bounced in the semi-finals a year after winning its first Division I state championship. For the girls, Bellevue East took the Division II girls title for the first time in program history and returns a number of players that formed the nucleus of that championship squad. Both BELAX and SLC will take a step up in competition SEE PREPS, 11

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engine RMP and compass headings are used for navigating and all electronics such as GPS, radar, chart plotters or electric ranging devices are shut off. “It takes it back to absolutely traditional navigation skills,” Meydenbauer Fleet Captain and contestant Jim Mitchell said. “It really is cool. It really helps you hone these basic skills that boaters should have.” Mitchell and his wife Lisa have been members at Meydenbauer since 2007 and ran their boat “Penalty Box” for the fifth year at Boomerang. SEE YACHTS, 11

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nce upon a time, Bannerwood Park was the center of the baseball universe on the Eastside. The towering stadium seating behind home plate, the field level press box and of course, the immaculately kept natural grass infield provided a one-way trip to the closest thing (outside the Safeco Field walls) we have to baseball heaven. But in an age where every high school has an on-campus ballpark, the old concrete marvel was left quiet during the spring months before the American Legion circuit started during the summer. Not unlike Bannerwood, Seattle University also had a void to fill in the spring. After clipping the baseball program Josh Suman in the mid-1980s and transitioning the entire athletic department to NAIA, the Redhawks were reborn on the diamond in 2010 under former University of Washington and Oregon State assistant coach Donny Harrel. But without a serviceable stadium that met NCAA guidelines anywhere in Seattle, Seattle U decided to look across the lake. “It’s been a great relationship,” Bellevue Parks Department official John Wilson said. “We’ve had upgrades to the facility that have helped everyone.” Many of the improvements Bannerwood has seen in recent years, including improved drainage and new lights, were already planned through the Parks Department before Seattle U took up residence. But other changes, such as the dugout renovations and relocation of the bullpens out of the field of play, were prompted primarily by the Redhawks. Harrel has several Eastside natives and Bellevue College transfers on his squad and said many have played at Bannerwood throughout their youth and prep careers. “It’s nice that the kids we’ve been able to sign who are from the area play a lot of games here,” Harrel said before his team’s series finale against St. Joseph’s. “They really feel like it’s their home park and that has been a great bonus for us.” Just as the park and Redhawks mirrored one another in their need for a partner, they have continued to grow together in the years since. Harrel’s group won only 11 games in its first year before doubling that total last season after gaining a stronger foothold in recruiting. The goal this season is 30 wins as the program prepares for full Division I eligibility in 2013 as a member of the WAC and can qualify for postseason play. The next step is becoming a household name on the collegiate baseball scene and a regular in the NCAA tournament. In the meantime, at least we get back our little slice of baseball heaven every spring.

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in 2012 with the move to Division I, where they will face the club from Bellevue High School, which has been the dominant program in the city on the boys side as lacrosse has grown. “We obviously have a chip on our shoulder from having such a successful season last year to walking off the field without that championship,” SLC coach Tyler Farrar told Washington Lacrosse during a recent interview. “Losing the state final proved to be a huge motivating factor in the offseason.” After a year that saw BELAX win a championship while the Bellevue girls squad struggled to only a handful of wins, there could be a changing of the guard on the horizon.

The course of the race this year ran from the yacht club around the west side of Mercer Island, continuing around the island before doubling back and toward Meydenbauer Bay. John Murphy of host Meydenbauer took home first place in the overall individual category on “Sturdy Gal” while Clint Chapin ended the event in second on “Sojourn” and Team Klett from Queen City Yacht Club was third on “Klettitat”. In the team scoring, which included the average results from the top for from each club, Meydenbauer took home the title with an average error of .823 percent behind the scores of Murphy, Chapin, Bruce Cullen on “Caroline” and Bill Herman on “Summer Hours”. Accuracy was measured for each leg of the race as well as the complete time predicted to complete the course. The competition drew yachters from clubs around the state, including Bremerton Yacht Club’s Steve Brett, who like the Mitchells has been captaining his vessel since 2007. “For some 75 years, Bremerton’s race was the largest in the world and Meydenbauer took that last year,” Brett said. “It’s a friendly competition between the clubs and it’s a lot of fun. These guys put on a helluva show.”

New coaches mean new results for Bellevue, Sammamish?

Bellevue did not make it out of the KingCo tournament in two seasons under now-departed head coach Jordan Nilsen after making the only three state tournament appearances in school history in 2006, 2007 and 2009. The Wolverines brought in a big name to change the course in Pete Wilkinson, who has tutored countless prospects at his baseball academy in Lynnwood for decades. At Sammamish, coach Tim Ahern left after three seasons to take a position coaching at Bellevue College and assistant Pete Orgill stepped in to fill the vacancy much to the delight of those around the program. Orgill’s first task is to rebuild a team that upset Bellevue in the league tournament but also lost its three most polished players in Chris Strain, Aaron Lawrenson and Craig Sweet. Sophomore Joe Giachetti should help ease the transition after a strong freshman season on the mound.

Who leads on boys, girls tennis courts?

There is never a shortage of individuals from Bellevue schools on the tennis court come playoff time and 2011 was no exception. Interlake picked up a 2A singles title behind the performance of then-sophomore Luat Le, who erased a late deficit in the semi-finals before avenging an earlier loss to Joe Kwiatkowski in the finals. Le will be back to defend his title in 2012 and Bellevue’s Zach Kosanke will also return for another prep season after reaching the 3A state semi-finals in 2011.

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Big turnout for Romney’s Bellevue speech By Nat Levy Bellevue Reporter

On the eve of the state Republican caucuses, presidential candidate Mitt Romney last week told a raucous Bellevue crowd that it was time for a president that fights for small government, and more individual opportunities. The former Massachusetts governor centered his message on President Barack Obama, without mentioning his fellow Republican opponents in this year’s hard-fought primary. He decried the president primarily on economic issues, such as job creation, tax rates and the national debt. “This guy is out of ideas, and he’s out of excuses, that’s why in 2012, we’re going to get him out of office,” Romney told an enthusiastic crowd of supporters at the Highland Community Center on March 2. The morning rally drew more than 2,000 people, with many of them unable to see Romney in his main speech. He held a second speech to talk to these supporters, as well. Lines stretched for blocks before the doors open, with chants of the candidate’s first name breaking out repeatedly, and spontaneously. Romney was joined by supporters Dino Rossi, talk show host Michael Medved, and U.S. Congresswoman Cathie McMorris Rodgers. The other speakers complimented Romney on his record, and posited that he was the only Republican candidate capable of winning the General Election. “Through all the highs and lows of this campaign, and all the other candidates having their time in the sun and fading, this guy Mitt Romney stands tall today,” McMorris Rodgers said. “He is the last and final front-runner in this race.”

Romney touched on a number of points he discussed at a previous appearance at Microsoft, earlier this year. If elected, Romney said he would focus on building more international trade agreements to help boost sales of Washington products, such as software and airplanes. He promised to cut taxes, and put a hold on “Obama era regulations.” Romney said he would personally go through the list of thousands of government programs, one by one, and decide whether or not to keep them based on the question, “Is it worth borrowing from China to pay for it?” Romney, who is at times overshadowed by more extreme candidates, kept his message about the November election, rather than the tight primary he is embroiled in. He further lambasted the president, for presenting unbalanced budgets, and trying to cut defense spending. He worried that Obama’s foreign policy was based more on playing nice than enforcing order. “A strong America is the best ally peace has ever known,” he said. The majority of the crowd were firm Romney supporters. The odd Ron Paul sign could be found from time to time as well. Frank Lloyd of Sammamish counts himself as a Newt Gingrich supporter. He believes Gingrich is “a solution guy,” but Lloyd wasn’t sure if he had a chance to win. So he and his wife, sporting a sign that reads “Washington needs Mitt” wanted to check out the potential GOP candidate. “We just wanted to get an up close and personal look.”

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BC instructor wins national teaching award For a second straight year, a faculty member of Bellevue College’s interior design program has received national recognition for innovative teaching. The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) recently announced

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With the end of the 2011-12 school year looming, the school board met Tuesday night to discuss steps it will take in finding the next person to lead the district now that top candidate Susan Enfield has accepted a position in Burien. The board decided it would be best to hire a search firm, just as it did with the superintendent search in 2008 that led to the hiring of Amalia Cudeiro. Each of the five school board members agreed to meet as soon as possible with representatives from two firms, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), which the board used last time, and McPherson & Jacobson. Representatives from each firm will give a presentation at a future school board meeting where they would go over their plan to find a new superintendent, including the timeline for the process. The board has not yet decided if it it’s realistic to find someone this year, or if it will need to wait until the following year. Being only months away from summer vacation, many qualified candidates are in final interview stages in other districts. Board member Christine Chew discussed the possibility of the shorter timeline, but adding a provision to identify a “failed search” if none of the candidates seem like the right fit. In that case, the search would be postponed to 2012-2013. The firm would additionally need to find a way to

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present each of the 13 candidates who has already applied in a way that would allow the board to consider and evaluate each one. After each representative has stated his or her case, the board would decide on one of the firms. Board member Chris Marks said she favored HYA because it knows the community well, having come into the district and conducted research in 2008. It has chosen diverse candidates for the board to consider in the past, including two bilingual candidates, and it has representatives all over the country. Chew, however, said things have changed since then, and that she was interested in “shaking things up,” and hopefully, reaching out to more diverse candidates. Board member Steve McConnell, was also interested in McPherson, saying one of its employee used to live in Bellevue and knows the district well. While the board had originally been looking at an accelerated process to hire Enfield, which included holding community input sessions and talking with teachers, parents and staff to update its list of desired characteristics in a candidate, board president Paul Mills said that work would still be put to use. Originally created by HYA in 2008, then updated for the current search, Mills called the desired list of characteristics the “unicorn list.” “I don’t know if there is any perfection like that out there, a candidiate who meets all of those criteria,” Mills said. “With that said, we’re going to do our absolute best.”

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Boys & Girls Clubs open new clubhouse in east Bellevue The Bellevue Boys & Girls Clubs has opened a clubhouse at Eastside Terrace, at 704 147th Place NE, in a 50-unit public housing garden community. The substantially renovated clubhouse features triple the original program space for Project Learn, the Club’s after-school program. The $900,000 clubhouse includes a state-of-the-art technology center supported by Nintendo of America, a teaching kitchen and dedicated homework space for elementary and middle school students. Part of the funding for the facility was included in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s budget thanks to the efforts of Sen. Patty Murray. In addition the project received funding from the Norcliff Foundation, McEachern Charitable Trust, as well as KCHA capital and operating funds.

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Stop sexual abuse in children What parents need to know One theme that has emerged from the Penn State sexual abuse scandal is the importance of adults taking responsibility for reporting suspicions about child abuse to the proper authorities. But many adults are unsure about what they see or where to report it. So what do we do if we feel something is amiss? Patti “Trust your gut,” Skelton-McGougan says Director of Youth and Family Counseling at Youth Eastside Services, Debbi Halela. “If something doesn’t feel right, or your child is exhibiting unusual behaviors, don’t ignore it.”

teach children refusal skills so they know it’s OK to say “no” to an adult if they feel uncomfortable. Teaching about stranger danger is important, but your child should also understand that abuse can happen with someone they know—in fact, only 7 percent of sexual abuse occurs with a stranger. Encourage children to talk with a trusted adult if someone makes them feel uncomfortable, touches them in appropriately, or tries to coerce them. Oftentimes children are more at ease talking to someone other than their parents, so experts recommend asking them to tell you three people they could talk to. Offer prompts if needed, such as, “What about your teacher or Aunt Suzy?” Tell them if the first adult didn’t seem to understand, talk to one of the other adults. Be sure not to minimize what your child—or any child—shares with you.

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To help your child avoid being a victim, be sure to talk about appropriate and inappropriate touching. And

Debbi says there are a variety of symptoms when a child has experienced sexual abuse. In general, if your child has significant changes in

behavior, a decline in typical functioning, or other signs of distress, consult a professional such as a counselor or your family physician. For a complete list of signs to watch for in children and teens, as well as warning signs in adult abusers, visit

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Knowledge and awareness are the first weapons in the fight against sexual abuse. At YES we have counselors specially trained in helping children and their families identify and overcome the trauma of sexual abuse. And in Washington state, we have a toll-free reporting number, 1-866363-4276. Remember you don’t need absolute proof to talk with someone about your suspicions. You may be offering one piece of a puzzle that helps avoid future tragedies, like the ones in recent news stories.

Patti Skelton-McGougan is executive director of Youth Eastside Services: or 425-747-4937.

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Lakeside Supermarket Pictured above, from left, BELLEVUE’S are Tina Rudulph, Lucille PAST Birdseye, Gladys Burnell, and This week’s… Myrtle Carr Burnell, enjoying themselves while shopping at Lakeside Supermarket in Bellevue in 1944. Lakeside Supermarket opened in 1939 at the southeast corner of Bellevue Way and NE Eighth St. It was the largest and most popular shopping center in Bellevue until the construction of Bellevue Square in 1946.

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Experts at seminar to discuss working with children, teens Four leading professors from University of Washington’s Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences will present new applications of the skills-based treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to build effectiveness of parents and those working with children and teens. The March 17 event will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at

RECESSION FEARS The term “long in the tooth” refers to the fact that gums tend to recede as we age. When they do, “cementum” and “dentin” are left exposed. Cementum is a thin, paleyellow layer of calcified substance that covers the tooth root; dentin is the bone-like tissue that makes up the largest portion of the tooth. Exposure of these parts of the tooth to bacteria and acids renders the tooth root vulnerable to decay. Mandibular (lower jaw) molars are the most common location to find root caries (cavities), followed by mandibular premolars. This is why more than 60% of people over age 65 have root caries (cavities), making it one of the most pervasive oral-health problems faced by older adults. Roughly onehalf of these lesions have not been filled, which leaves teeth vulnerable to further cavities and pulp death. Have you ever noticed that the most picture perfect smiles have an almost flawless “gum line” like a beautiful frame surrounding the smile? Periodontal disease approaches silently. It may progress painlessly, producing few obvious signs. At NW FAMILY and SPORTS DENTISTRY, we believe oral health is key to overall health and well-being. We’re located in the Forest Office Park, Building F, at 14655 Bel-Red Road, Suite 101, in Bellevue near the Microsoft Main Campus where we offer complete dental care for the entire family. You can trust your dental health with our experience and knowledge. We care and want to keep you smiling. We welcome you to call 425.641.4111 for an appointment.

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University of Washington, Kane Hall, in Seattle. Tickets are $99 for CEU professionals; and $49 for nonprofessionals/ parents. The can be purchased at Marsha Linehan, Ph.D is a Professor of Psychology and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and is also the Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics. She will kick the Life Skills Parenting with an insight into real changes that DBT skills makes possible. Liliana Lengua, Ph.D., Director of the UW Center for Child and Family Well-Being, child clinical psychologist

and professor of psychology at University of Washington, will talk about how to become a better parent by interweaving DBT skills with everyday parenting practices. Laura Kastner, Ph.D., a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at theUniversity of Washington and a nationally renowned expert on teen behavior and development, will distill 50 years of research and theory into essential “parenting pearls” and discuss the building blocks of competent family functioning. Tony DuBose, Psy.D., president of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, PLLC, and theDirector of Training and Dissemination for Behavioral Tech, LLC, will show parents and professionals how it’s done, with a demonstration on teaching DBT skills to adolescents and their families. For more information about ParentMap’s Life Skills Parenting event, visit

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YES Invest in Youth Breakfast: 7:30-8:45 a.m. Keynote speaker Elizabeth Smart, ABC News Correspondent, Abduction Survivor and Prevention Advocate. MC is Kathi Goertzen. Breakfast free, but $150 donation suggested. Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue.

March 14 Genealogy Research Help: 1-3 p.m. Volunteers from the Eastside Genealogical Society can help you track the history of your family. Free. Bellevue Library, Room 6, 1111 110th Ave.,

Play & Paint: 2 p.m. Openended paint exploration. First and third Wednesday. KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Factoria Mall, 425637-8100. Bloody Mary: 5:30 p.m. Second Wednesday. Discussion of mystery genre’s gems. University Book Store, 990 102nd Ave. N.E., 425-462-4500. Early Literacy Workshop: 6-7:30 p.m. Discover activities you can do throughout the day that will make a SEE CALENDAR, 23

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Computer Class – Internet Level 1 and 2 in Spanish: 4 p.m. Library Connection @ Crossroads, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Suite K-11, Bellevue, 425-644-6203.

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Citizenship Preparation: 7-8:30 p.m. Free. First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, Upper Campus, Room 207, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue.

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Shakespeare Series – All’s Well that Ends Well: 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Discussion of this popular play. Free. Lake Hills Library, Meeting Room, 15590 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue.

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a.m. All-ages class explores issues of singing and performing solo with master teacher, Nancy Bos. 16661 Northup Way, Bellevue. 425-653-5586. Talk Time: 10 a.m.-noon. Improve speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group. Free. First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, Upper Campus, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue. Northwest Perennial Alliance March Mania Plant Sale: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue. Roses: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free workshop. Master Gardener’s Urban Demonstration Garden, 15500 SE 16th St., Bellevue. AARP Tax Help: 12:30-5 p.m. Free. Newport Way Library, Meeting Room, 14250 SE, Newport Way, Bellevue.



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PUBLIC NOTICES The Honorable Douglass A. North Trial Date: 05/13/2013 In the Superior Court of the State of Washington in and for the County of King RANDAL K. GRAY AND DEETTA M. GRAY, a married couple, Plaintiffs, vs. D.C. GRANGER, INC., a Washington Corporation, Defendant. D.C. GRANGER, INC., a Washington Corporation vs. Third-Party Plaintiff, ABC CONCRETE, INC., a Washington Corporation; ANDREY’S PLASTERING SYSTEMS, INC., a Washington Corporation; COLBOND, INC., a Delaware Corporation; MASTER ROOF, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company; NORTHWESTPLUMBING CONTRACTORS, INC., a Washington Corporation; TAYLOR MADE CONTRACTING & RESTORATION, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company; WINDSTAR CONSTRUCTION, INC., a Washington Corporation; and WASHINGTON INSULATION, INC., a Washington Corporation, Third-Party Defendants No. 11-2-40732-2 SEA AMENDED SUMMONS TO WINDSTAR CONSTRUCTION, INC. The State of Washington to: Third party defendant WINDSTAR CONSTRUCTION, INC. TO THE THIRD PARTY DEFENDANT WINDSTAR CONSTRUCTION, INC.: A lawsuit has been started against you in the above-entitled court by thirdparty plaintiff D.C. Granger, Inc. Third-party plaintiff’s claim is stated in the written complaint, a copy of which is served upon you with this summons. In order to defend against this lawsuit, you must respond to the complaint by stating your defense in writing, and by serving a copy upon the person signing this summons within 20 days after the service of this summons, excluding the day of service, or a default judgment may be entered against you without notice. A default judgment is one where plaintiff is entitled to what has been asked for because you have not responded. If you serve a notice of appearance on the undersigned person, you are entitled to notice before a default judgment may be entered. You may demand that the plaintiff file this lawsuit with the court. If you do so, the demand must be in writing and must be served upon the person signing this summons. Within 14 days after you serve the demand, the plaintiff must file this lawsuit with the court, or the service on you of this summons and complaint will be void. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be served on time. THIS SUMMONS is issued pursuant to Rule 4 of the Superior Court Civil Rules of the State of Washington. Dated this 12th day of January, 2012. s/ Shilpa Bhatia Shilpa Bhatia, WSBA no. 28012 WILSON SMITH COCHRAN DICKERSON 901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1700 Seattle, WA 98164 Telephone: (206) 623-4100

Fax: (206) 623-9273 E-mail: Attorneys for Defendant and Third-Party Plaintiff D.C. Granger, Inc. Published in Bellevue Reporter on March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 13, 2012. #594531. The Honorable Douglass A. North Trial Date: 05/13/2013 In the Superior Court of the State of Washington in and for the County of King RANDAL K. GRAY AND DEETTA M. GRAY, a married couple, Plaintiffs, vs. D.C. GRANGER, INC., a Washington Corporation, Defendant. D.C. GRANGER, INC., a Washington Corporation vs. Third-Party Plaintiff, ABC CONCRETE, INC., a Washington Corporation; ANDREY’S PLASTERING SYSTEMS, INC., a Washington Corporation; COLBOND, INC., a Delaware Corporation; MASTER ROOF, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company; NORTHWESTPLUMBING CONTRACTORS, INC., a Washington Corporation; TAYLOR MADE CONTRACTING & RESTORATION, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company; WINDSTAR CONSTRUCTION, INC., a Washington Corporation; and WASHINGTON INSULATION, INC., a Washington Corporation, Third-Party Defendants No. 11-2-40732-2 SEA AMENDED SUMMONS TO ANDREY’S PLASTERING SYSTEMS, INC. The State of Washington to: Third party defendant ANDREY’S PLASTERING SYSTEMS, INC.. TO THE THIRD PARTY DEFENDANT ANDREY’S PLASTERING SYSTEMS, INC..: A lawsuit has been started against you in the above-entitled court by third-party plaintiff D.C. Granger, Inc. Third-party plaintiff’s claim is stated in the written complaint, a copy of which is served upon you with this summons. In order to defend against this lawsuit, you must respond to the complaint by stating your defense in writing, and by serving a copy upon the person signing this summons within 20 days after the service of this summons, excluding the day of service, or a default judgment may be entered against you without notice. A default judgment is one where plaintiff is entitled to what has been asked for because you have not responded. If you serve a notice of appearance on the undersigned person, you are entitled to notice before a default judgment may be entered. You may demand that the plaintiff file this lawsuit with the court. If you do so, the demand must be in writing and must be served upon the person signing this summons. Within 14 days after you serve the demand, the plaintiff must file this lawsuit with the court, or the service on you of this summons and complaint will be void. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be served on time. THIS SUMMONS is issued pursuant to Rule 4 of the Superi-

or Court Civil Rules of the State of Washington. Dated this 12th day of January, 2012. s/ Shilpa Bhatia Shilpa Bhatia, WSBA no. 28012 WILSON SMITH COCHRAN DICKERSON 901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1700 Seattle, WA 98164 Telephone: (206) 623-4100 Fax: (206) 623-9273 E-mail: Attorneys for Defendant and Third-Party Plaintiff D.C. Granger, Inc. Published in Bellevue Reporter on March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 13, 2012. #594535.

Department of Natural Resources and Parks Solid Waste Division Issuance of Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS)

Date of Issue: March 8, 2012 Name of Proposal: Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station (Factoria RTS) Replacement Project Description of Proposal: The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Solid Waste Division (KCSWD) is replacing the existing Factoria Transfer Station with a new solid waste processing, recycling, and transfer facility. The Factoria station is one of eight existing transfer stations owned and operated by KCSWD where solid waste is collected and transferred into large tractor-trailers for transport to the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill for disposal. The existing facility was constructed in the 1960s and does not presently meet several service needs including room for collecting recyclable materials, minimum roof clearance needed by modern, larger garbage collection vehicles, and the ability to compact waste. The Final 2001 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan along with the 2006 Solid Waste Transfer and Waste Management Plan demonstrated the need for a major overhaul of the County’s aging transfer system infrastructure. These plans were adopted by the King County Council, and affirmed the need to replace the Factoria station. The new station will address currently unmet service needs, be built to meet current building and environmental standards, and will accommodate projected future growth in the region. The Factoria RTS will be built in four phases, with construction starting in 2014 and operation beginning in 2016. The new facility will include several key improvements: • An enclosed solid waste transfer building, with adequate roof clearance, that will minimize noise, dust, and odors. • New recyclables collection and processing areas for items such as yard waste, clean wood, appliances, and scrap metal. • More efficient household hazardous waste collection area with expanded handling and processing capabilities. • A pre-load solid waste compactor, with space for a

future second compactor, that will allow more garbage to be loaded into KCSWD’s container-chassis transfer vehicles. • Sustainable building design features that will improve energy efficiency and result in lower life-cycle costs than a conventional building design. Location of Proposal: The new facility will be built at the existing site and on adjoining property acquired for the project. It will be located at 13800 Southeast 32nd Street, approximately one-quarter mile north of Interstate 90 and one-half mile east of Interstate 405 in King County, Washington. The existing facility is located in the light industrial area between Southeast 30th Street and Southeast 32nd Street in the City of Bellevue, Washington within Section 10, Township 24 North, and Range 5 East. Project Impacts/Mitigation: After review of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) expanded Environmental Checklist (ECL), technical discipline reports, and other information prepared for this project, the following summarizes the project’s most important resource impacts and associated mitigation measures that will be implemented to avoid, minimize, and compensate for negative impacts to the built and natural environments: • Air: The project will create greenhouse gas emissions during both construction and operation. As mitigation, the project will use biodiesel or ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuels for vehicles and equipment to reduce diesel exhaust emissions during operations. In addition, the project will include replanting all vegetation temporarily disturbed by construction activities with native vegetation within one year of growing season after construction is complete, and preserving or replanting trees that are removed during development as a means of maintaining carbon storage. • Water Resources: - Wetlands: The project will result in permanent fill of 0.45 acre of Class III and Class IV wetlands and temporary impacts to 0.15 acre of Class III and Class IV wetlands. All temporarily impacted areas would be restored to pre-existing grades and re-vegetated with appropriate native trees and shrubs. Mitigation for permanent impacts will be compensated for onsite and designed in accordance with the City of Bellevue regulations. - Groundwater: The project will daylight and withdraw groundwater located on the site. The mitigation for impacting groundwater includes constructing a collection system to intercept the groundwater and convey it into an acceptable discharge point. - Stormwater: Approximately 31 percent of the site would be covered with impervious surfaces after project construction. As mitigation, the project will construct stormwater treatment facilities to treat and infiltrate stormwater runoff from new and existing impervious surfaces. • Animals: The project will result in the removal of a redtailed hawk nest. Mitigation will involve coordination with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the United States

Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the City of Bellevue on the appropriate methods and timing of the red-tailed hawk nest tree removal to avoid and minimize impacts. • Aesthetics: To mitigate impacts to aesthetics, the facility will be designed to complement the visual character of the surrounding area. The facility would be located within a topographic depression, which would reduce visibility from surrounding areas. There will be coordination with City of Bellevue Design Review staff on the proposed exterior materials, colors, and retaining wall fascia as the design progresses. • Transportation: The project will impact traffic during construction and operation. As mitigation, the project will (1) implement a construction traffic management plan to reduce constructionrelated traffic delays for the traveling public to the extent possible; (2) coordinate construction activities, detours, and potential delays with emergency services, schools, and public transit providers in the project area, including: Bellevue Police Department, Bellevue Fire Department, Bellevue School District, and King County Metro Transit Division; and (3) coordinate with adjacent businesses to identify alternative parking locations during construction. Due to anticipated volume growth at the Factoria RTS, evaluation during operation may be required to assess the need for an additional inbound scale to minimize traffic queuing under future conditions. Proponent and Lead Agency: King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Solid Waste Division 201 South Jackson Street, Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98104-3855 KCSWD is issuing this MDNS for the project on March 8, 2012. The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 43.21C.030 (2) (c). This decision was made after review of a completed SEPA expanded ECL, technical discipline reports, and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request and may be viewed: • On the project website at /solidwaste/facilities/factoriareplacement-project.asp

At the King County Solid Waste Division office: - 201 South Jackson Street, Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98104 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Copies of the ECL, MDNS and the project-related technical discipline reports are available for purchase from KCSWD on a compact disk (CD) for $5.00 per copy. • At the following King County Library System libraries: - Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004 - Lake Hills Library 15590 Lake Hills Boulevard Bellevue, WA 98007 - Mercer Island Library 4400 88th Avenue SE Mercer Island, WA 98040 - Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006 SEPA Responsible Official: Kevin Kiernan, P.E. Position/Title: Director, King County Solid Waste Division Address: King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Solid Waste Division, 201 South Jackson Street, Suite 701, Seattle WA 98104-3855 (Signed February 24, 2012) Agency Contact Person: Dwin Ugwoaba, P.E., Project Manager King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Solid Waste Division, 201 South Jackson Street, Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98104-3855 Dwin.Ugwoaba@kingcounty. gov; 206-296-4428, TTY Relay: 711 This MDNS is issued under the WAC 197-11-340 (2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for twenty-one (21) days from the date of issuance for the MDNS per WAC 197-11-502. Written comments regarding this project must be received by the Agency Contact Person listed above by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday March 29, 2012. If you have any questions, concerns, or require additional information, please contact the Agency Contact for the project listed above. Written appeals of this threshold determination must be received by the SEPA Responsible Official at the above address by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday March 29, 2012 and must be accompanied by a $250 fee. The appeal must follow the procedure established in King County Public Rule PUT 7-4-1. The rule may be viewed at put741pr.aspx Published in Bellevue Reporter on March 9, 2012. #594590.

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Friday Fest at Your Local Market: 5-8 p.m. Sample wine & beer, fresh made local foods, enjoy a silent auction, door prizes, live music and more. Event raises money for the Children’s Response Center that helps children who are severely abused, traumatized or have experienced child crimes. Free. Your Local Market, 410 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue.

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COMPUTER - Senior Carrier Product Manager, Research In Motion Corporation (US), Bellevue, WA. Communicate all RIM/BlackBerry prod strategies & roadmaps to carrier partners. Obtain intimate knowl w/the product strategies & plans of the carrier & work to influence the positioning & success of BlackBerr y prods & svcs. Mng the relationship btwn RIM/BlackBerry & the var stakeholder grps at the carrier. Support carriers to ensure they gain a complete understanding of the BlackB e r r y p r o d o f fe r i n g s. Work w/carrier to create an integrated mktg & prod strategy which drives success in the enter prise & retail mkts. Oversee the launch of new prods/svces, successful in-life progs as well as mng activs involved in the prod endof-life cycle. Reqs: Bach deg in Bus Admin or a rel field & 3 yrs exp in telecommunications ind. Mail resume specifying job title & Req #WA6027 to Research In Motion Cor poration (US), PO Box 141394, Irving, TX 75014-1394 Employment General

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The primar y duty of a Circulation Manager (CM) is to manage a geographic district. The CM will be accountable for the assigned newspaper as follows: Recruiting, contracting and training independent contractors to meet delivery deadlines, insuring delivery standards are being met and quality customer service. Position requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; to occasionally lift and/or transport bundles weighing up to 25 pounds from ground level to a height o f 3 fe e t ; t o d e l i v e r newspaper routes, including ability to negotiate stairs and to deliver an average of 75 newspapers per hour for up to 8 consecutive hours; to communicate with carriers and the public by telephone and in person; to operate a personal computer. Must possess reliable, insured, motor vehicle and a valid LT E M M E A r c h i t e c t , W a s h i n g t o n S t a t e needed for Bellevue, WA driver’s license. office. MS in Comp. Sci., Sound Publishing is an Engg., Math, or related Equal Opportunity EmIT field or equiv. + 1 yr. ployer and offers a comrel. IT work exp. req’d. petitive benefits package D u t i e s i n c l : I n t e gra t e including health insusystems, design, devel- rance, 401K, paid vacaop and validate solu- t i o n , h o l i d ay s a n d a tions. Exp w/ following great work environment. s k i l l s i s p r e f e r r e d : If interested in joining S G S N , M M E , C i s c o, our team, please email ASR 5k and HP Open resume and cover letter V i e w. Tr a ve l m ay b e to: reqd. Send res., ref. & sal. req. to Attn: Dione OR send resume and Corsilles, Mobile Integracover letter to: t i o n Wo r k G r o u p I n c . , Sound Publishing, Inc. 14645 Bel-Red Road, 19426 68th Avenue S, Bldg E, Ste 200, BelleKent, WA 98032 vue, WA 98007. ATTN: CM

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Bellevue junior’s art project could win $30,000 Bellevue High School junior Yeonsoo Kim is a finalist in Safeway’s Lucerne “Art of Dairy” contest, which comes with a $30,000 grand prize. The public vote to determine the winner is April 16-May 15. Kim is one of nine national finalists out of 9,000 entries from around the country. The contest asked participants to design a cow art project that incorporated Lucerne dairy products and incorporate the theme American ingenuity into the design. Kim’s project “Red, Wright, Moo-licious,” was inspired by the Wright’s Brother’s invention of the airplane.

March 9, 2012 [27]

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Poker fundraiser The Kiwanis Club of Bellevue will hold a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament Mjay 12 at Highland COmmunity Center will help raise funds for its programs. Contact Brock Barnick at 425- 591-1059 or

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Bellevue High School junior Yeonsoo Kim is one of nine national finalists selected in the running to win the ‘moola’ for Safeway’s Lucerne “Art of Dairy” contest. The Grand Prize is $30,000. SARAH PETORAK, Safeway “My dad was a pilot, so it gave more meaning to the plane with ice cream propellers,” she said. On the other side of the cow, Kim painted the bald eagle to maintain the theme

Volunteers needed for diabetes study The Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute in Seattle, is looking for voluunteers to participate in a study to see if a powerful antioxidant can help heal and even reverse the damage from Type 2 diabetes.

of flight on both sides. If Kim wins the Grand Prize, she plans to use $5,000 toward college, $25,000 would go toward the art program at Bellevue High School, including paying stu-

The lab is testing the hypothesis that an existing antioxidant, n-acetylcysteine, combined with conventional therapies, will help reduce glucose levels because of its protective effect for the patients’ pancreatic cells. Pancreatic cells produce insulin to control glucose toxicity. To participate in this study, volunteers must: • Be 18 to 70 years of age.

dents fees and new computers for digital projects. Kim’s painted cow is on display at the Safeway store at 300 Bellevue Way NE. To vote for Kim, visit the store. go to

• Have a known diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. • Not have a known intolerance to n-acetylcysteine. • Have maintained a stable glucose control routine for three months. • Are available for visits to the research lab for three days. For more information, visit the study’s web site at

The Eastside’s annual Japanese festival, Aki Matsuri, is looking to fill a number of positions on its team. All meetings are 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are held at Bellevue College’. Contact Tom Brooke at or, or contact.

Botanical Garden The Bellevue Botanical Garden is seeking volunteers to prepare the perennial border ready for the season. A group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday. Contact border@northwestperennialalliance. org, 425-647-6004 or visit

Volunteers receive President’s awards Five volunteers received the Gold award for volunteering more than 500 hours at the Bellevue Botanical Garden last year. They include Nancy Daar (700 hours), Jan Lyon (720 hours), Dallas Graham (1,032 hours), Ruth Edwards (1,151 hours) and Sharon Graham (1,259 hours). Sharon Graham also received the President’s Call to Service award, the highest level of recognition, for serving 5,342 hours over several years for the Garden. The 79 recipients come from nine programs: Eastside Amateur Radio Support (EARS), Fire Department Chaplain, Mediation, Master Naturalist Program, Canoe the Slough, Youth Link, Aquatics, Highland Community Center and the Botanical Garden.

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[28] March 9, 2012 Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc 11100 Main St. #200 Bellevue, Washington 98004




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