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City ready to unveil downtown promenade project By ROBERT WHALE firstname.lastname@example.org
Workers are finishing up Auburn’s biggest downtown building project in decades
And folks who’ve waited a long time to see the South Division Street Promenade done are preparing to cheer. Mayor Pete Lewis, members
of the Auburn City Council, assorted dignitaries and the project’s architects and design team will celebrate the grand opening at 3:30 p.m. next Thursday, April 12
at Plaza Park, across from Auburn City Hall. Local restaurants will provide snacks. A vital part of downtown rede-
Dozen local stores apply to sell liquor By SHAWN SKAGER email@example.com
With the state slated to get out of the retail liquor business on June 1, the rush is on for local stores to start selling spirits. Since the passage of Initiative 1183 by a 60-percent margin on Nov. 8, the City of Auburn Planning and Development Department has received 12 applications from local retailers requesting changes to their licenses to allow them to sell liquor. What impact the increased availability of liquor sales will have on the city is unknown, said Mayor Pete Lewis. “We need to wait and see what the reality is from this,” Lewis said. “It’s just too new for us to be able to tell.” Since April 2, all the applications in Auburn – which are processed through the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) – are from existing [ more LIQUOR page 4 ]
velopment plans, the promenade, extending along South Division Street from the edge of the City Hall Plaza to 3rd Street Southeast, [ more PROJECT page 4 ]
GRCC points the way for future workers in aerospace industry By ROBERT WHALE rwhale@auburn-reporter
Auburn’s Rachell Bechtle adjusts a lathe during a precision machining class at Green River Community College. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter
Like many people today, 21-year-old Rachell Bechtle of Auburn wanted to upgrade her skills, get into a better trade, land a good job. Her bright hope, to be a “blue-streak” mechanic – get the blueprint in, make the part – dimmed momentarily when a Boeing apprenticeship she’d been in line for fell through. But Bechtle’s on her way again, thanks to Green River Community College’s recent decision to become
one of the first community and technical colleges in the nation, and one of 11 in the state, to flip the breaker on a new national program machined to put Americans back to work. The program, Right Skills Now, is a two-quarter certificate in computer-numeric controlled machining. The Manufacturing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), designed it to meet the precise needs of the aerospace industry and move trained workers into jobs that pay well. “I’m trying to get my foot in,” said Bechtle, working a lathe in her second week of class. “This will also help me to better know the machines, like how to work [ more PROGRAM page 4 ]
Construction underway on new community center at Burndale Homes For the Reporter
Buchanan General Contracting Company has begun work on a $1 million community center at Burndale Homes, a 50-unit public housing complex in Auburn. A Capital Fund Community Facilities grant from the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development is funding the project, with the intention to support the development of education and training facilities for public housing residents. “This project strikes to the core of our mission – to help children succeed in school and their parents become economically self-sufficient,”
said KCHA Executive Director Stephen Norman. “The increased level of services that can be provided in this new facility will strengthen educational outcomes for kids by reinforcing, complementing, and enhancing the learning that occurs at school.” [ more CENTER page 8 ]
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Roll-your-own tobacco shops target of new state bill BY MARK KLAAS firstname.lastname@example.org
Planting a Green Vase Zelkova at Les Gove Park Tuesday in celebration of Arbor Day are, from left to right: Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, Councilmember Bill Peloza, Councilmember Largo Wales, Tanya Galat, president of the Auburn Garden Club, and Bryce Landrud, chairman of the Auburn Urban Tree Board. Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
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The Auburn Valley Humane Society and the City of Auburn will join together to celebrate the groundbreaking and remodeling of an animal shelter. The April 10 ceremony begins at 3 p.m. at the building site, 4910 A St. SE Housed in the former Evergreen Community Center, the new shelter is expected to improve animal control, care, and life for shelter animals in the Auburn community. Plans call for the shelter to be not only a pound but also a community education center where pets and people come together. The AVHS is a group of concerned community members and seven Auburn veterinarians who have
teamed together to help solve a need. They have put together a nonprofit group to establish a local animal shelter aimed at caring for Auburn’s lost, stray and abandoned pet population. Auburn’s contract with AVHS is for seven years, with an option to renew. In addition to the Cityowned building, the City will provide an animal control officer. By having control of its own officer and whatever goes along with that, the City figures it can recoup its initial $1.1 million investment and startup costs within two to three years. The agreement calls for AVHS to operate the shelter, which the City will lease to the nonprofit organization for $1. The City will provide up to $417,000 toward the completion of improvements there.
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cost of a regular carton. Customers can avoid high cigarette taxes by using pipe tobacco, which is taxed at lower rates. Officials with Big Tobacco companies and public health care advocates say they are trying to crack down on ultra cheap and unregulated cigarettes, which they contend skirt tax and health laws. But Wood is trying to offer a bargain destination for smokers. Taxing the tobacco would only hurt business, forcing RYO shop operators to pay more for the tobacco it buys, she said. It could force shops out of business, which in the end would fail to generate ad-
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fear the possibility of new state regulations that they say would dramatically hike taxes on loose tobacco, and ultimately put them out of business. House Bill 2565 classifies Washington retailers who own roll-yourown (RYO) machines as “cigarette manufacturers,” subjecting them to stricter tax regulations and requirements. A growing number of smokes shops are equipped with heavy machines that can roll a carton’s worth – 200 cigarettes – in a matter of minutes. Smokers looking for lower prices can find them at these retailers, where customers pay anywhere from $21 to $35, about half the
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 April 6, 2012 [ program from page 1 ] the lathe, which a lot of blue streakers don’t even know.” At bottom it’s about the talent crisis pinching manufacturing industries everywhere. A recent study by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte reports that more than 80 percent of manufacturers complain that they can’t find people to fill skilled production jobs. As a result, as many as 600,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States right now are going begging. That’s the gap Right Skills Now means to plug. “Our ultimate goal is employment in the aerospace industry in Western Washington,” said Maurie Adams, who teaches the precision machining class. “We’re starting from scratch, entry-level employees … The job market in this area is fantastic.” Joshua Clark, 22, of Bonney Lake, has his eye on such a job. “I work with composite materi-
[ LIQUOR from page 1 ] retail stores that already sell beer and wine. The applicants are Walmart, three Walgreens stores, two Albertsons stores, Safeway, Fred Meyer, two Top Food and Drug stores, and two Rite Aid stores. Auburn has two staterun liquor stores, one on A Street Southeast, the other on Auburn Way North. The state will cease operations at these stores on May 31, but private operators can run them, pending the results of an online auction. Washington’s 167 state-run stores are up for auction, with the highest bidder earning the right to sell liquor at the loca-
www.auburn-reporter.com als now, but I want to move up to metals … My ultimate goal is to get a job at Boeing. My father’s worked there for 25 years, and I’d like to keep on keeping on.” The program’s key principles are: • Fast-tracked, for-credit career training. • Industry credentials with value in the workplace. • Pathways to advancement and degrees. “It’s about short-term training, to be very brief,” said Bob Embrey, director of Corporate and Continuing Education at GRCC. “Industry still values very much the two- and four-year degrees and the certificates that we produce and teach. But there’s a need for short-term training to get more people into the work force pipeline more immediately. The intent is that … somebody could come in and get a certificate of proficiency in one of these three areas that we’re teaching over tions beginning June 1. New owners have to negotiate leases at the locations – the state does not own any of the buildings – and restock the inventory. Before private retailers can begin selling liquor on June 1, however, I-1183 must weather a pair of legal challenges. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments on May 17 in a lawsuit aimed at invalidating the initiative. A second lawsuit in King County was filed by unions whose members will lose their jobs if the state’s liquor stores close. The WSLCB expects to lay off about 900 of its 1,400 employees.
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a two-quarter-long period, go out into the workforce, and then come back, do more and apply it toward a degree.” Training partners are ACT, the certifying body for the National Career Readiness Certificate – the foundational credential in the Manufacturing Skills Certification System – and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the certifying body for the series of machining and metalworking credentials. Right Skills Now fast-tracks and focuses career training on core employability and technical skills by “chunking” relevant curriculum that leads to interim credentials in critical machining skills. In addition to GRCC, Columbia Basin, Everett Olympic, Shoreline, South Puget Sound and Yakima Valley community colleges, along with Bates Technical College, Bellingham Technical College, Renton Technical College and Lake Washington Institute of Technology
offer the program. Right Skills Now has gained national recognition as part of the efforts and recommendations endorsed by the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. All of the Washington colleges patterned their courses after a two-quarter machining certificate program developed by Shoreline Community College instructor Keith Smith. Smith worked with members of his program’s industry advisory council and other industry representatives to ensure course content would be as up to date as possible. The program uses internships — a key component of Right Skills Now — with local companies to help students make the transition from acquired knowledge to applied skills. A key benefit is that Smith has already taken the Shoreline program through the rigorous certification process endorsed by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
“We are pleased to acknowledge the efforts in Washington to launch Right Skills Now,” said Jennifer McNelly, senior vice president at The Manufacturing Institute. “The state joins a national community implementing this accelerated path built on the Manufacturing Skills Certification System, to train and deliver just-in-time talent to manufacturers so they can sustain and expand operations.” “This is exactly the kind of response industry, students and taxpayers need from our community and technical colleges,” said Mary Kaye Bredeson, Director for the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Materials Manufacturing, based at Everett Community College. Charles Newson, 35, of Federal Way, has driven a forklift all his working life, but it’s no longer enough. “Better skills, better pay, that’s my ultimate goal,” Newson said.
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One of the proposals the City no doubt has in mind is Spencer Albert’s nearby multi-block Auburn Junction proposal. Here are some of the promenade’s features: • Reconstruction of South Division Street, including roadway pavement, crosswalks, sidewalks, street trees and tree grates, potted plants, pedestrian lighting, street lighting, City-owned fiber conduits, storm drainage improvements, and aesthetic treatments at the intersections of 2nd Street and South Division Street, 1st Street and South Division Street, and Main Street-South Division Street. • Relocated City-owned sewer lines and enlarged City-owned water lines. • Colored traffic circles to em-
phasize the intersections. While on-street parking remains, the City has widened the sidewalk on the west side of the street, making it curbless. To provide right of way, the City two years ago bought the old Marvel building on the northeast corner of South Division then razed it to provide room for the widening. Councilman Rich Wagner pushed to include one technological advance: a mixture of conventional gray and pervious concrete that slurps up storm water before it seeps into the ground below the street. To pay for it all, the City has tapped $3 million in grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and $3 million in local revitalization funds.
takes a chunk of the downtown vision that the Auburn Downtown Plan foresaw in 2001 and turns into actual concrete, benches, street trees, a big, overarching welcoming sign and more. City leaders say it’s about encouraging revitalization and supporting existing businesses. “The South Division Street Promenade Project is a major investment by the city of Auburn to upgrade streets, sidewalks and utilities to help facilitate the redevelopment of adjacent city blocks,” Lewis recently told the Auburn Reporter. “When completed, the promenade project will give developers, residents, and businesses another compelling reason to invest in downtown Auburn.”
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It matters: Ensure open government Sept. 25, 2008, was just another Thursday in Seattle – until the federal government orchestrated the largest bank failure in U.S. history. Late that afternoon, officials with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the former Office of Thrift Supervision strode through the lobby of the Seattle headquarters of Washington Mutual and entered an elevator. On the 32nd floor they walked into the boardroom, where they presented the bank’s directors with legal papers that said the federal government had seized and sold WaMu’s banking subsidiaries. As a result, thousands of people lost their jobs, investors lost billions of dollars and greater Seattle lost a corporate citizen that helped finance the rebuilding of the city after the great fire of 1889. Without a doubt, it was one of the most consequential federal actions in our region’s history. Did our federal government act wisely? Even 3½ years later, citizens have too little information to know. Federal regulators issued a short press release and then hid their remaining information about WaMu behind a heavy curtain of secrecy. The FDIC responded to public records requests by releasing hundreds of documents that were almost entirely blacked out. The public’s inability to evaluate their government’s action underscores the constant threat to one of our nation’s grandest ideas, the concept of open government. For more than 200 years, Americans have been part of a great experiment in self-rule based on laws. It’s an ambitious civic model that’s idealistic and hopeful and at odds with much of human history. But it works. George Erb
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Keep Auburn moving, vote yes My family and I are longtime Auburn residents and are proud of the city’s heritage and traditions. From our schools to our service clubs, the city’s residents have always come together to help the city’s future as a community. On April 17, a choice about Auburn’s future is again going before the voters. I urge you to vote yes for the road construction and modernization bond. Business owners will be paying for 67 percent of the cost of the road project, and residents will contribute the remaining 33 percent. Putting the issue to a vote allows everyone in the community to have a say in the project. It makes the project transparent and keeps our elected officials accountable. Building on the success of the Save Our Streets levy we passed several years ago for residential streets, this issue
Letters policy The Auburn Reporter welcomes letters to the editor on any subject. Letters must include a name, address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for length. Letters should be no more than 250 words in length. Submissions may be printed both in the paper and electronically. addresses the need to repair our arterial streets. There is no free lunch here, nor is there any magic pot of gold at the end of the rainbow from the federal, state or county government for the maintenance of local roads. This is a decision by and for our community. This vote will support an investment of our own money into our own local roads. The degrading quality of our
A community perspective on raceways’ expansion By Soos Creek Area Response For the Auburn Reporter
We are not against business, economic growth, or reasonable upgrades at Pacific Raceways. What we objected to were the original plans by the owner, Jason Fiorito, to build a million-squarefoot commercial/retail facility, which initially included a hotel, restaurants and a car dealership on
the wish list – in order to enhance profit-making opportunities. The uses were illegal on the P-suffix industrial zoned property, which makes anything unrelated to racing not allowed. It is important to keep in mind, the ordinance that was approved by King County Council on March 19, had undergone numerous revisions from the original 2010 proposed legislation – after the community
roads and arterials impedes the safe and efficient movement of families, goods and services. Borrowing and construction costs won’t be any cheaper than they are now. As a partnership with business and residents, this bond is affordable, fair and timely. The needed work also will start to improve our community’s access right away. Join me in voting yes on April 17. – Fred Poe
became involved. The original version was withdrawn in January 2011, by sponsor King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer, after intense pressure from public resistance. That first ordinance was described by supporters as a win-win for the track and the community, but it only gave advantages to Pacific Raceways. It was a disastrous piece of legislation that would have
We don’t have money for roads I’m sorry, but with the economy the way it is, everyone is trying to make it on less and less every month. Auburn is trying to pave our streets for our kids’ future. What would have happened if the recent bond issue to build a new high school had passed? You add the money to [ more LETTERS page 6 ]
subverted state laws, by changing codes and adopting amendments to allow a free path for Fiorito to accomplish what he wanted. In addition, unbeknownst to the general population surrounding the raceways, the original ordinance would have replaced the Conditional Use Permit it had been operating under since 1984 and removed any restrictions on days and hours of operation; meaning the track could have chosen to run midnight races any night of the week, year round. [ more guest op page 7 ]
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that and new roads. Don’t forget, they can still put out a vote for a new high school at least three more times. Do the math. People just don’t have the money. – Richard Ryan
Vote no on the road bond All I can say is “amen.” I am 100 percent in agreement with Way Scarff ’s and Lonnie Berndt’s letters (Auburn Reporter, March 30) regarding the road bond. My property taxes have increased dramatically too, and I too have to say enough is enough. If my taxes go up much more I won’t be able to afford to stay in my home and I’m sure there are a lot of people out there experiencing the same situation.
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The timing is not good, so please vote no on the road bond April 17. – Jeanne Herold
Bad roads are not my fault I vote no on the April 17 road bond. It is not my fault the streets are failing. The majority of failure is due to truck traffic. I don’t drive a truck. It is not my fault the City failed to assess mitigation fees for truck traffic as it relates to development. If the streets fail, the adjoining property owners can form and lid and repair their streets. I don’t care if 37th Street ends up as a dirt road. I will not pay for the damage due to the truck traffic. When is the City going to get it.
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How could any rational City Council person be opposed to red light cameras? They catch scofflaws, reduce accidents and produce revenue for the City. The argument they seem to offer is that it makes the city seem unfriendly? It could only seem unfriendly to criminals. Who does the council represent? Criminals from out of town or the law-abiding, honest citizens who live here? – Stephen M. Sward
Making peace, let Hulsey serve In response to Audrey Cruickshank’s letter (“Frosty” paid the price, let him serve”, Auburn Reporter, March 23): I still feel City Councilmember Gary Hulsey should have been forthright with the voters of Pacific about his past. But I also recognize the service he has performed diligently for the City, his business
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[ ERB from page 5 ] It doesn’t work well, however, if a key ingredient is missing: informed citizens. They need to know what their government is doing. They need to know whether it is operating efficiently, fairly and in their best interest. A few days from now, South King County residents can participate in a free public forum about open government. The League of Women Voters of Seattle/King County and the Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG) are cosponsors of a two-hour forum, which begins at 6:30 p.m. April 18 in Room 9 of the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. The centerpiece of the forum is a panel discussion that will be introduced by Mike Reitz, general counsel of The Freedom Foundation, and moderated by Sam Pace, a Kent resident and
WCOG treasurer. The scheduled panelists are: • State Sen. Pam Roach (R-Auburn). • Toby Nixon, WCOG president and a Kirkland City Council member. • Jerry Handfield, Washington state archivist. • Tim Ford, an assistant state attorney general and open-government ombudsman. The diversity of the panelists reflects the inclusiveness of the coalition. Open government advocates are united by a powerful idea: that civic life matters, and that government should be transparent and accountable to its citizens. The future of our bold experiment in self-rule depends on it. George Erb is the editor of the Puget Sound Business Journal and a board member of the Washington Coalition for Open Government.
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ownership in the city and the exemplary life he has led since that fateful day. In the interest of making peace, I will no longer be seeking a recall of Councilmember Hulsey and hope that his last term in office is a fruitful one with less controversy. In my defense, as a single father and voter living in the city of pacific, I was genuinely shocked to learn about Hulsey’s past, especially after he came after our new mayor. The stance I took was a precautionary one. My stance was as a concerned voter, a devotee to the political process and as a single father raising my 3-year-old daughter. It blinded me to what Hulsey had done since the events many years ago and for that, I sincerely apologize to Hulsey. In response to the personal attacks on my character and intelligence leveled on me by Cruickshank: The reason why I lost the election to Joshua Putnam was because 18 more voters decided that it [ more LETTERS page 7 ]
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Any proposed expansion or upgrade at multifaceted Pacific Raceways will be subject to intense review, including its impact on the environment. COURTESY PHOTO
[ GUEST OP from page 5 ] Also, it would have denied any public input during the process and given Fiorito an unfettered license to avoid any environmental accountability during and after construction for up to 20 years. Thanks to the diligence of a handful of residents, who essentially discovered the first ordinance in 2010 quietly moving toward approval, the community became aware of what a devastating result it would be for their peace of mind, their property values and the risk to the state’s biggest fish hatchery and salmonbearing streams near the track—so they organized to block the approval. Soos Creek Area Response, or SCAR, which currently has about 500 people in its database, was
[ LETTERS from page 6 ] was more in the best interests of the city to keep on an experienced incumbent politician in office rather than take a chance on a newcomer. When I would have conversations with my fellow voters about my candi-
formed. Regardless of the fact that many SCAR participants lived miles away from the track and the objective was to see that a jobs-at-all-cost mentality was not allowed to plunder decades of hard won community protections – we were quickly labeled as NIMBY’s (not in my back yard) in media interviews by the principles involved and expansion supporters. Nevertheless, SCAR began working with John Starbard, the new director at Department of Development and Environmental Services (DDES), in 2010 to stop Pacific Raceways, once and for all, from continuing to violate its operating permit regarding kart track operations and required “quiet” days. After an eight-month investigation, including review of decades
of noise complaints, the King County Prosecutor’s office served Pacific Raceways, Proformance Driving School and Pacific Grand Prix (kart track) with a Notice of Order for three counts of violations. The track appealed and the case went before the Hearing Examiner on Jan. 9, 2012. Judge James O’Connor upheld all three NOV’s against Pacific Raceways and its partners. He released his decision several days after the final ordinance was passed by King County Council. Yes, any expansion of the track still faces an uphill battle, because it will be required, for the first time in its 50-plus years of operation, to undergo a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This facility is bordered on two sides by green belts, wildlife corridors, under-
dacy, I was always honest. I wasn’t an expert on City policy or internal politics. I was asking them to consider me for other reasons that I felt were just as important to City governance. I choose, as Cy Sun did, to get out there and work for votes. I’m not afraid to admit
that I have failed at things in my life. However, that doesn’t stop me from trying my best and putting myself out of my comfort zone. We all need to do better about being involved, even if that means getting your character and intelligence maligned in the process.
ground aquifers and wetlands interconnected to Soos Creek tributaries flush in the spring with endangered Chinook salmon and bull trout. And neighbors for up to five miles away can hear the noise from its operation. SCAR does not oppose responsible expansion and modernization at Pacific Raceways, but track management will not be allowed to override buffer protections and build right up to steep slopes as it originally planned or block public input, in order to increase profit at the expense of its neighbors. Furthermore, track management will no longer be allowed to re-interpret language in any future Conditional Use Permit
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manufacturing. Fioroto has stated that he wants to work more closely with the community in an effort to be a better neighbor. If that is true, it would be a refreshing and welcome change. Meanwhile, the application and EIS process will take several years to complete, and we will remain dedicated to protecting the rights of the community, limiting the risk to associated ecosystems and the fight to retain the natural character of rural South King County. Peter Tetlow, chairman of Soos Creek Area Response, submitted the guest editorial, which was written by Jean Williams, SCAR staff writer.
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Lake View Elementary School students have added yet another chapter to their successful saga as champion readers. The Cardinals recently captured their third consecutive Auburn School District and South Regional titles in the King County Library System’s 12th annual Global Reading Challenge. Lake View’s crack seven-member team of fourth- and fifth-graders followed up with a second-place finish in the Grand Challenge showdown at
Issaquah on March 23. It was Lake View’s fourth visit to the Grand Challenge since the competition began in 2001. Lake View won it all in 2005, joining Ilalko (2003) and Pioneer (2001) as Grand Challenge champions from Auburn. Lake View also finished second in the finals a year ago. “It’s great academics,” said Lake View Librarian Jan Millgard, catalyst of the school’s long-sustained success in the Global Reading Challenge. “They have trophies mostly for sports. But this one, the kids get to see it for academics. And maybe some of these kids are great athletes … and some of them maybe aren’t, but they get to be
a part of a winning team.” The growing Global Reading Challenge program is modeled after the popular “Battle of the Books.” Teams must answer questions based on 10 books – all fiction. Each student must read them all, retain and recall details of each book as they prepare for the judges. “The kids love it. We’ve put together several teams every year,” said Principal Mike Weibel. “They train each other, they create questions, they quiz each other, and that seems to build a real strength of knowledge.”
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Lake View’s Global Readers are standing, from left: Ryan Naff, Sean Bessette, Raven Walker, and alternates Gracie McCreary and Michael Knudsen; front row, from left, Anita Korchemniy, Devinne Cullimore, Breann Hazel and Shelby Larson. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter
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Ali Rodseth, a senior at Auburn Riverside, already has one of the best triple jump distances in the state, despite only having taken up the event in November. Shawn Skager, Auburn Reporter
Auburn Mountainview baseball cracks state 3A top 10 The Auburn Mountainview baseball program has earned the No. 9 spot in this week’s state 3A poll by beating Enumclaw 4-2 in South Puget Sound League 3A action last Friday. Junior pitcher Nick Brooks (pictured above) led the Lions (4-1 league, 6-2 overall) with a 10-strikeout, six-inning performance, allowing just six hits. Senior reliever Chris Hunter earned the save for the Lions, striking out two Enumclaw (2-2, 4-2) batters in the seventh inning. Brooks also drove in a run, and junior Shawn Guinn had an RBI sacrifice fly.
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Last year was a bit of a wash for Auburn Riverside senior leaper Ali Rodseth. After finishing fourth in the long jump at the Washington State 4A Track and Field meet as a sophomore with a 17-foot, 1/4-inch jump, Rodseth struggled last year to recover from a broken foot sustained during the club gymnastics season. “I came back last year and worked through it, but I just kind of struggled,” she said. “I was trying to play catch-up the whole year. I couldn’t do anything for six weeks. Everybody else was in shape while I was just starting out.”
Despite her struggles, Rodseth qualified for the West Central District meet, where she barely missed out on a return trip to state in the long jump, finishing her season with an 11th-place, 16 feet, 3 1/4 inch jump. “She was hurt last year, so we didn’t get to see her full potential,” said Auburn Riverside girls track and field coach Christie Rogers. “By the end of the season she had built up, but she just missed going to state.” Don’t expect Rodseth, however, to miss out on a state trip this season. During the off season Rodseth quit gymnastics to concentrate on track, adding the triple jump to her repertoire. “Coming back this
season I was amazed to see what her marks had been in indoor meets,” Rogers said. “And she picked up the triple jump. She’s just a natural at it.” Since taking up the triple jump in November, Rodseth has not only shattered the Auburn Riverside school record, she’s also become one of the favorites to capture the Washington State 4A title in the event. Her 36-11½ jump at the Kent-Meridian Invite this past Saturday put her into a tie for firstplace in the state 4A competition with Gig Harbor’s Courtney Jost. [ more rodseth page 10 ]
Fleet feet definitely run in the family when it comes to the Rumbaugh/Nuttall clan of Auburn Mountainview High School. Formed 11 years ago when Auburn Mountainview teacher Wayne Rumbaugh married fellow teacher Deborah Nuttall (now Rumbaugh), the family melded Wayne’s five children – Seth Rumbaugh, Tess Rumbaugh, Ethan Rumbaugh, Aarun Rumbaugh and Alyssa Rumbaugh – with Deborah’s children – Travis Nuttall, Jessica Nuttall, Amanda Nuttall and Evan Nuttall – creating a Brady Bunchesque family. “Minus Alice, unfortunately,” Wayne said. Although unique in itself, the Rumbaugh/Nuttall clan is also notable for its members involvement in the Auburn Mountainview track and field and cross country programs. All nine siblings have competed at one time for the programs, with Aarun, Ethan and Alyssa on the team, and Wayne coaching the long
and high jumpers for the Lions. “It kind of runs in our family, I guess,” Rumbaugh said. Growing up in Marysville, Rumbaugh said, he ran to keep in shape for the basketball season. “Running was just a way during the off season to stay in shape,” he said. After graduating from Marysville-Pilchuk High School, Rumbaugh attended college and played basketball at Everett Community College, then transfer to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Seth was the first to start running, Wayne said. “I think it was like me, he got into running and cross country and track as a way to stay in shape when he wasn’t doing basketball,” Wayne said. “And Ethan and Aarun are kind of following in his footsteps. Now basketball, cross country and track are kind of the main things.” But not the only things. Although both Evan and Amanda turned out for the [ more Runners page 10 ]
Wayne Rumbaugh poses with sons Aarun, left, and Ethan during a Lions’ track and field practice. Shawn Skager, Auburn Reporter
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Raven notes As usual the Auburn Riverside track and field team comes into the season stacked with potential state competitors. In addition to Rodseth, the girls team boasts junior
Brandi Williams, the defending 4A long jump state champion. Williams’ best jump this season of 18-2 is already better than the 17-9 she leapt last season to win the state title. Williams also has the third best 4A time in the 100-meters with a 12.54 second top time, and is fourth in the 200 with a 26 second finish. Junior Cassidy Brown is also back on track for the Raven girls after missing most of last year with an injury. She is currently sixth in the 4A 800 with a 2:21.53. Montana State-bound senior Rachel Atwood, who finished seventh in the 3,200 and 10th in the 1,600 last year, is also gearing up for a return to state. Atwood has the second best 1,600 time currently, a 5:09.12 and the third best 3,200 time with a 11:04.19. Junior Rachel O’Neil currently has the fastest 100 hurdle time in the state with a 14.84. On the boys side, senior Kory Krotzer – who was sixth in the state at the 3,200 last year and 11th in the 1,600 – has the best 3,200 time in the state with a 9:23.20, and the second best 800 time, a 1:55.65. Krotzer is also 10th in the 1,600 with a 4:26.13. In the 800, senior Eduard Yakimchuk is third with a 1:56.30.
[ Runners from page 9] cross country team in the fall, they both eschewed the track and field season to play other sports, Amanda competing with the Lion girls water polo squad, and Evan playing soccer. “I think it’s good to stay busy, you only get to be young once,” Wayne said. “I’m glad they are participating in as many things as they can.” As Wayne sees it, participation in sports, coupled with an emphasis on other activities such as the Boy Scouts – Seth, Travis and Ethan are all Eagle Scouts – has helped the kids get into good colleges. “Seth, Travis and Jessica are all attending BYU,” Wayne said. “And Amanda is going there next year, and Ethan has a scholarship to Green River Community College.”
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For the Auburn Mountainview girls track and field team, senior Erika Lombardo is leading the charge as the Lions look to move on sprinters and relay teams into the postseason this year. Lombardo has the second fastest 3A 100-meter time this season, with a 12.54 sec-
ond mark. Lombardo is also fifth in the 200 with a 26.38. In the 100 hurdles, senior Whitney Echols is eighth with a 16.60. The Lion 400 relay of Lombardo, Echols, Abi Alfrey and Nicole Carter is the second fastest in the state with a 50.49. The school’s 1,600 relay team of Lombardo, Carter, Viktoriya Vasina and Jasmine Moore, is also second in the state with a 4:09.89. The 800 relay team, of Carter, Echols, Lombardo and Jasmine Moore, is sixth with a 1:49.33. Last season the Lion boys 400 relay team finished fifth at the state finals. So far this season, the team, with Shaddye Melu, Anatolly Staragerov, Devin Bryant and Victor Korchemniy, is seventh in the state with a 44.24.
So far, on the track, Seth has found the most success, finishing second in the boys 800-meter at the 2009 Washington State 3A championships as a senior. But Ethan is right behind his older brother, Wayne said. “This last Saturday at the Kent-Meridian Invite the 4x800 team broke the school record, which was set by Seth’s team. So Ethan’s pretty happy about that.” Wayne said.
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“She’s got the rhythm that’s needed in the triple jump and that drive to get better,” Rogers said. Rodseth credits her off-season work, and the ease with which she picked up the triple jump, to the Flying A.J.’s track club out of University Place. “It was hard giving (gymnastics) up because I was really passionate about it,” she said. “But all the passion I had for gymnastics I just brought over to track. I just really love it. It’s perfect for me.” Rodseth continued: “The third phase (in the triple jump) is exactly the same, you just use your long jump skills,” she said. “But the first and second phases are really technical. But I’ve been working with my coach on my knee drives and everything, so I can make it perfect, so I can hit a good mark. I’m going for 40 this year.” Rodseth has also found success at the long jump this season, posting an 18-2, putting her in a tie with teammate Brandi Williams for second in the state at 4A. Regardless of how she finishes this season, Rodseth is likely to continue her athletic career at the collegiate level. “I’ve already taken four of my visits,” she said. “I went
to the University of Oregon, the University of Arizona, the University of Kansas and Sacramento State.” This weekend she’ll visit the campus of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, after she competes in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational in Arcadia, Calif. “I like every place I’ve been to, they’ve all been really unique in their facilities,” she said. “I’m just looking for that fit academically and athletically. I need it to feel like a home away from home, since I’m not looking at anywhere in state.” But first Rodseth has to finish out her prep season. “I’m excited to see how she does when we get some good weather,” Rogers said. “She’s pretty fierce, she likes to get out there and likes to compete. She’s not going to ever give a partial percentage of her ability. She’s going to go out there and try her hardest every time and fight for that win. But she’s also going to fight to improve and get better for herself.”
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Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between March 25 and March 31:
March 25 Trespassing: 8:41 a.m., 101 Auburn Way S. Police ordered a trouble-making, employee-irking fellow to get out, and stay out, of Safeway. Disorderly conduct: 12:30 p.m., 1702 Auburn Way N. A boy and a man got into a punch up over, well, something or other. Shoplifting: 22:23 p.m., 131 E. Main St. A shoplifter was about five blocks away from the downtown business from which he had just swiped a remote controlled car, sitting on a staircase near the parking lot of the Auburn Regional Medical Center, when police showed up to bust him for his wrongdoing.
March 26 Possession with intent to distribute: 12:05 a.m., 2402 Auburn Way S. Seeing a man in a bathroom at the Muckleshoot Casino trying to sell cocaine, a police officer took professional offense and busted him.
March 27 Snoozing in the wrong place: 12:42 p.m., 2000 Auburn Way S. Two men had to high tail it out of the watershed after somebody found them passed out there. Shoplifting: 4:05 p.m., 101 Auburn Way S. Safeway store security caught a woman trying to steal fish and onions from Safeway. The fib this woman then told police about her name added to her theft charge a second charge – obstructing a police officer.
March 29 Traffic collision, hit and run: 6:45 p.m., 12800 block of Southeast
Fire & Rescue Blotter The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 172 requests for service between March 26 and April 1, among them the following:
March 26 Accident: 10:44 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident and a young woman complaining of hand pain. Firefighters treated the young woman on scene, but she refused any more treatment.
March 27 Aid call: 4:11 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a male complaining of a broken finger and possible concussion evaluated him before a private ambulance transported him in stable condition to Auburn Regional Medical Center for more evaluation.
March 28 Aid call: 4:46 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters helped a man who’d sustained suffered severe injuries to his arm in an industrial accident. After firefighters and medics treated and stabilized the guy, medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
March 31 Trespassing: 11:34 a.m., 3000 block of 22nd Street Southeast. A man was watching TV in the home he had illegally entered and lingered in when police showed up to arrest him. CPS referral: 8:50 a.m., 2400 block of F Street Southeast. Police returned a lost 3-year-old child to his grateful mother.
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On March 3, 2012, Lester Clayton went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was fatally injured in a tragic car accident. Lester was a truck driver for the majority of his adult life. He leaves behind his devoted wife Eugenia (Genie) Clayton, two sisters: Raine (Ted) Tawnya (Rod), his beloved children and grandchildren Alison (Debra) Kymberly (Greg), Brandie (Nic), Rachel (Shane), Rebekka (Poly), Jesse (Kathy) Nellie (Dave), Jacob (Jessica), Charity, Levi, Felicity “baby girl”. EJ (Michelle), Amber, Ryan, Lexi, Ava, Jacob, Bradyn, Brody, Aubrie, Savannah, Billy. Nieces and nephews Marisa, Gared, and Andre. His former wife and friend Pat Clayton and Wendy Clayton. He also had many dear friends and co-workers. He was an honorable, phenomenal man and will be deeply missed and forever loved. 607542
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In the blink of an eye, David went to claim his spot in heaven with Jesus, his wife of 43 years, Selma, his brother Dale, and his father William and mother Emmy. David was born in Washougal, WA, 74 years ago. He moved to Auburn with his family in 1941. David was in the class of 1956 at Auburn High School. At the age of 18 he joined the Air Force and became an aircraft mechanic. He then went on to vocational school to learn auto mechanics. David was employed as a mechanic at several auto dealerships in Tacoma before going to work for the Pepsi Company where he spent 23 years until his retirement. He was a well liked and dedicated Pepsi man until the end. He enjoyed tinkering with and building mechanical devices, working on cars and camping in Packwood, WA. He was an active member of his church, Lifegate Foursquare in Auburn and loved telling people about his savior Jesus Christ, reading his bible and singing hymns. David is survived by his stepsons Chris Slade (Carol), John Slade (Patricia), and grandchildren. Brothers; Paul (Bonnie), Chuck (Phoung), Dennis (Zana), and sisters; Nancy Hunter (Larry), Mary Peterson, Ruth Ware (Ron), Doris Brisbin (Earl), Kathie Heffernan (Dale) and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Also a special friend, Sue Olson. Services will be held at Price-Helton Funeral Home on Friday, April 6th at 2:00 p.m. Reception following at Lifegate Church at 307 E. Main Street, Auburn. Graveside services will be held on Monday April 9th, 11:00 a.m. at Fir Lane Memorial Park-924 East 176th St. Spanaway,WA.Visitation will be on Wed. and Thurs. 3:00-8:00PM at Price-Helton. A donation can be made to Lifegate Church benevolent fund. 606742
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Bruce Michael Lawler passed on to his next Great Adventure on March 2, 2012. He was born April 17, 1944, to Rua and Michael Lawler in Auburn, WA, and is survived by his wife Cheryl, son Michael Rain, son Scott Curl of Spokane, two granddaughters and one great-grandson. He is also survived by his brother Gary Lawler and wife Marilyn of Auburn, and many nieces and nephews. The family moved to Spray, OR, after Bruce retired from the Tacoma School District where he taught for over 30 years and was elected to several education associations. He was also hired by the school district and other organizations to travel around the northwest giving his environmental education programs. Affectionately known as “The Snakeman,” Bruce presented the beauty and wonders of nature’s often misunderstood creatures with his large and varied collection of reptiles. His loving and easy style of teaching helped hundreds of people overcome their fear of snakes. Another of Bruce’s loves was music, having played in bands since his junior high days and recording his first album with The Intricates at age 15. When he moved to Oregon, Bruce was delighted to meet so many talented musicians. His long ago passion of playing electric bass guitar returned and he spent his final years enjoying making music with so many friends. Bruce was a beloved teacher, father, husband and best friend to many. His kind and accepting ways were indicative of his gentle character. He will be sorely missed. Choosing not to have a funeral, Bruce wanted, instead, to have “one more party” in his memory. There will be an ashes scattering memorial on April 21, 2012, at the Spokely Ranch in Winlock, OR. All who care to join in are welcome. For directions and information, contact Cheryl at (541)468-2106. 607175
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