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Road bond measure losing Promenade By ROBERT WHALE

Auburn voters on Tuesday night were asked to render judgment on a $59 million bond measure that would repair 31 miles of aging

commuter and freight corridors and make improvements at key intersections throughout Auburn. In returns from Tuesday night’s special election, the Save Our Streets Phase 2 measure, which the newly

formed Auburn Transportation Benefit District put forward in February to make up for monies the state and federal governments no longer contribute, got thumped. [ more ROADS page 3 ]

brings new look, possibilities By ROBERT WHALE

The City of Auburn has never been shy about sharing its hopes for attracting new development to the downtown to expand its tax base. But some vintage electrical and water systems under the City-owned blocks earmarked for development south of City Hall kept blunting the City’s appeal to developers. Some of the infrastructure dated to the 1930s. Auburn’s leaders realized that if they were going to make developers salivate about building anything inside their 120-year-old city,

Man gets 20 years for fatal shooting in Auburn last May

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Auburn’s Ariana Kukors, a Team USA swimmer, poses for a promo shot. Kukors, the world record-holder in the 200-meter individual medley, has been training in Florida in hopes of qualifying for the Summer Olympic Games in London. Kukors, 22, an Auburn Mountainview graduate, swam at the University of Washington for one season but left the program to focus on club swimming. She has gone on to win seven medals, including two gold, in major international competition. Story, page 12. COURTESY PHOTO

Ivy Francis, 5, grabs treasure from Fairy Princess Loly after winning a fairy costume contest. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter


An 18-year-old Kent youth who shot to a death a 16-year-old boy at a backyard barbecue in Auburn

they as city officials would have to find a way to bring things up to date. They would have to find a way to get underground systems in that could handle the type of modern development the City wanted above. Now, five years from the first stabs at financing and designing the City’s answer to the problem, the South Division Street Promenade is open. Underground are some new, city-owned fiber conduits, storm drainage improvements, relocated sewer lines and enlarged, cityowned water lines. Workers replaced old clay pipes and buried aerial wires. [ more PROJECT page 4 ]

last May was sentenced to 20 years in prison last Friday in Judge Brian Gain’s courtroom at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. As part of a deal with prosecutors, James Mills pleaded guilty last month as charged to second-degree [ more SHOOTING page 6 ]

FAIRIES, MAGICAL FOLK SPRING T0 LIFE GRCC stages imaginative festival for make believers By SHAWN SKAGER

Fairies are shy folk. Typically, the mythical, mischievous, mystical denizens of the forest – fairies,

dryads, nymphs, brownies and pixies – like to stay deep within the confines of their woodland homes and are rarely seen en masse. However, the fifth annual Spring Fairy Festival at the Lindbloom Center at Green River Community College in Auburn last Saturday provided a rare opportunity for the fantastical fairy folk to gather and

celebrate the coming of spring. For the past five years, Auburn resident Angela Wehnert – owner of Crescent Moon Gifts in Tacoma – has sponsored the event, encouraging fantasy enthusiasts to dress up in their finest fairy finery and enjoy a day with their peers. [ more FESTIVAL page 5 ]

[2] April 20, 2012

Auburn High bond to be put on Nov. 6 ballot The Auburn School Board will place the $110 million Auburn High School modernization and reconstruction bond on the Nov. 6 ballot. In the Feb. 14 special election, the bond measure came close but couldn’t quite muster the 60-percent

supermajority state law requires for bonds, finishing with 55.2 yes votes, 4.8 percentage points under the mark. School officials say the 61-year-old high school is in disrepair and is no longer cost-effective to operate and maintain. “People don’t know,” Herren said, “that Auburn High School is falling apart on the inside. … The bones

weren’t built to go over 60 years old.” District officials say it is the right time for this project because school taxes will stay level. The district has refinanced previous bonds, saving taxpayers $3 million, and the bond debt for schools is at an all-time low. Furthermore, district officials said, the project is eligible for $25 million in state matching funds.

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Air time A field of 78 dogs recently participated at the Papillon Club of America Nationals at Auburn’s Argus Ranch. The papillons – including highflying 7-year-old Karmon, above, trained by Auburn’s Debra Sweat – competed in trials of agility on the ranch’s arena course. Argus Ranch hosts the King County 4-H Youth Dog Show on Saturday. Exhibitors from throughout King County, including the Auburn Valley Tailwaggers 4-H Club, will try to qualify their pet dogs for the Puyallup Fair in September. The show begins at 9 a.m. at the arena, 5612 212th Way SE, near Flaming Geyser Park. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

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Where a 60-percent supermajority was required for passage of the bond, the measure fell just short of even a simple majority, garnering 49.39 percent yes votes, (3,898), to 50.61 no votes (3,995) in the combined results of King and Pierce counties released just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. To be considered a valid election, the measure required a minimum turnout of 6,060 registered voters. It got 7,893. The measure was the culminating work and recommendation of the Arterial Streets Task Force. Terry Davis, co-chair of the task force, called the results “just disappointing.”

Ready to run Jockey Gallyn Mitchell, the winningest jockey at Emerald Downs, gets ready for the third race aboard Maltese Pins during last Friday’s season-opening card. A festive opening-night throng welcomed back live racing as Emerald Downs launched its 17th season. Racing is every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the meet with Thursdays added for a seven-week run in July and August. Post times remain 6 p.m. weeknights and 2 p.m. weekends and holidays at the Auburn oval. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter


Unkempt, weed wild, returning to nature, too many of Auburn’s landscape medians looked like crazy salads tossed in the middle of a street. Councilwoman Sue Singer fretted it in the waning days of her last term of four in December, irked that she’d been making the upkeep plea for all of her 16 years in office, with so little to show for it. Her message: an odd failing to have so many landscape medians gagging under scruff and scurf in a City so eager to attract business. But things are getting better, Parks and Recreation Director Daryl Faber recently assured the City’s Municipal Services Committee. “We got back on the plan that we had five years ago,” Faber said. “Honestly, (the medians) are looking really good. So we got back to that phase last year, and this will be our second year of that. While I would say the appearance is not up to the par it was in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, it’s getting better again. This year it will be way better than last year.” The difference between today and five years ago,

Faber noted, has been bodies, or, better, more of them. In the throes of the economic downturn that began in 2008 and the two rounds of City layoffs that followed hard on it, Parks lost one of its full-time employees and all temporary employees who had tended the medians. Between 2009 and 2011, maintenance fell to the busy maintenance and operations department. “The appearance did go down noticeably,” Faber said. Last year parks added some temporary employees, with positive results, Faber said. At this time, the City is without a horticulturalist. Not all landscape medians on the City’s list receive the same degree of care. From center areas to street beautification areas, some receive ground cover pruning and others get leaf removal. “I think the biggest issue, from my perspective, is that the ones that are gateways into town are the ones we should really be proud of, and that’s where the energy should go,” Faber said. Faber explained why the City does not contract out all the work. “We do contract out the large ones,” Faber said. “The three that came on late are all done by Brinkman Landscape Company.

So we contract those out, and it’s now our City crews doing the main ones – Lake Tapps, 277th and B Street.” Committee members have been studying a complete list of city medians, deciding what level of care each should receive. The idea is also to decide which should get the most attention. “I look at a list this long,” said Councilwoman Largo Wales, “and I think maybe we should have 10, and maybe the others we should do something that requires no maintenance other than what a street cleaner would do, put the bang where the buck is and get rid of some of the others. “I don’t know about getting rid of them,” Faber responded. “A lot of them are at a one-time-a-month level already, so if you didn’t do them at all, there would be blight.” Committee members singled out for particular attention the train trestle on Auburn Way South, overgrown with rose of sharons and sticker bushes, and infamous for its ugliness. Once this growing season is over, Faber said, the City intends to pull out the vegetation.


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“But if the people of Auburn don’t want their roads to be fixed and want to continue the patch-roof style, that’s what they’re telling me and the leadership that they want. It’s unfortunate, but it was a short window to get the message out. The bottom line is there’s no other money, and the problem’s only going to get worse.” Nancy Wyatt, president and COO of the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, said she understands voter angst. “Understanding the tough times we are in, I understand why people are not yet willing to invest in street repair,” Wyatt said. “I would love to hear more from the citizens, though,

about how we are going to get the roads repaired. I still feel that the solution that was offered with the bond is the right direction to go, fair, equitable and truly gets to solving our problems. “It’s not just trucks causing the damage, every single vehicle causes damage. We all use the roads, we are all interconnected.” The Save Our Streets (SOS) Phase II – Keep Auburn Moving program built was on the voterapproved SOS local streets improvement plan, it aimed at ensuring that every dollar generated would be dedicated to specific road improvements and could not be spent on other general fund purposes.

[4] April 20, 2012 Auburn celebrates April as National Poetry Month with a series of events that are open to the public. • Sunday, 1-4 p.m., White River Valley Museum, Muckleshoot Room, 918 H St. SE, Auburn Well-known and much-published Bellingham poet/teacher James Bertolino, a sparkling personality, leads a free poetry workshop. Presented by Northwest Renaissance Poets, Performers & Publisher with generous support from the Auburn Arts Commis- sion. Admission is free, space is limited. To register, please call 253-939-0571. • Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken, a former Hanford Nuclear facility engineer, reads from and discusses her new book, “Plume”. Reading with her is Auburn Poet Laureate Dick Brugger. Presented by Northwest Renaissance Poets, Performers & Publisher with generous support from the Auburn Arts Commission. Admission is free.

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curbless. Councilman Rich Wagner Topside there are other fancy pushed to include one technew things, like colored traffic nological advance that fellow circles, benches, new lighting, Councilmember Bill Peloza crosswalks, new sidewalks, had heard about during a trip street trees and potted plants. to Washington D.C.: a mixture Ball in the developers court’s of conventional gray and court now. pervious concrete, capable “The promenade is done,” of slurping up storm water Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis said before it seeps into the ground at last Thursday’s grand openbelow the street. ing at Plaza Park south of City To pay for it all, the City Hall. “Division Street is about tapped $3 million in grant to open. We are now taking funding from the U.S. Economorders. We have three (cityic Development Administration owned) blocks that we are go(EDA) and used a portion of $7 ing to sell… We’ve got the best million in local revitalization deals you’re ever going to find. funds it received from the state Now is the time to buy.” of Washington, largely through The promenade represents Nancy Wyatt, president and COO of the Auburn Area Chamber the efforts of Rep. Pat Sullivan the final leg of some major D-Covington. of Commerce, does a ‘happy dance’ on South Division after the downtown infrastructure Auburn Planning Manager official opening. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter investment. Exactly one year Elizabeth Chamberlain led the earlier, the City opened the City City team. She recalled that five Backus noted that 20 percent of Hall Plaza. Several months after that it years had passed from the first grant the money was spent on the visible opened Plaza Park across the street at preparation and design phase to end the corner of South Division and West stuff, but 80 percent of the money is product. underground, invested in things the Main. “KPG, Inc. took our design vision downtown had to have. A vital part of downtown redeand ran with it,” Chamberlain said. City leaders say the project is also velopment plans, the promenade, Within months the City starts work extending along South Division Street about supporting existing businesses. on a downtown sculpture garden to Nancy Wyatt, president and COO from the edge of the City Hall Plaza to bring additional art into the downof the Auburn Area Chamber of Com- town, with pedestrian kiosks direct to 3rd Street Southeast, took a chunk of merce one block south of City Hall the downtown vision that the Auburn people around. on South Division Street, promised Downtown Plan foresaw in 2001 and “This is going to make my job a lot to do a happy dance in the street after made it happen. easier promoting downtown,” said the ceremony, celebrating not only the Kathleen Keator, director of The Auburn “The new look – and I’ve been end of construction-related inconvetold this many times – is crisp and Downtown Association. “There is so niences but also the future. contemporary … It’s a new gathermuch here, and so much more com“Because I am just so thrilled,” ing place for our city, and it’s to ing. This is a cool place to live, it’s a cool Wyatt explained. celebrate our history and our people. place to work, it’s a cool place to do busiIt’s an investment in current and new While on-street parking remains, ness. And when someone says there’s business,” said Deputy Mayor Nancy the City has widened the sidewalk on nothing downtown, I send them to Backus. the west side of the street, making it Federal Way or Covington’s downtown.”

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April 20, 2012 [5] [ FESTIVAL from page 1 ] “This started as an event for my customers,” she said. “I thought it’d be fun to throw a little fairy party for them.” Wehnert said her expectations were modest at first. She hosted the first event in the basement of Freighthouse Square in Tacoma, where her store was at the time. “I thought it’d be a little party, but it turned into about 100 people the first year,” Wehnert said. “I thought, ‘Wow, there is something going on here.’ So I thought, ‘let’s make this an annual event.’” The second festival drew more than 300 people, and the third attracted 500, Wehnert said. After the third festival, she realized that the event had outgrown the basement. “It just kept getting bigger,” she said. Luckily, a phone call from college staff, offering rental of the Lindbloom Center, solved her space problems. “I’m an Auburn girl, so it was close to home for me,” she said. “And it’s in between Seattle and Olympia and easy to get to. They (Green River) want us here and are willing to work with us. We are going to keep growing, and we hope to make Auburn our home.” Although the main purpose of the festival is simply to provide an opportunity for attendees to dress up – readily apparent from the myriad of colorful fantasy

came to support the musicians on the bill, including S.J. Tucker, Alexander James Adams and Tricky Pixie. “I’ve followed many of them around the country,” he said. “It’s kind of bluesy, Celtic folk, just really great stuff. I’ve seen SJ Tucker in 11 different states and Vancouver B.C. I saw her last in Boston. She’s come to expect me to show up in the damnedest places.” Although Chiaviello works during the week in an office as an administrative assistant, his real

passion is volunteering as a roadie for the musical acts. “The office work isn’t important, I’d rather be identified as a volunteer roadie,” he said. At the core of the event’s appeal, however, is the opportunity for participants to lay aside their regular, stress-filled, modern lives for a moment, and enjoy a little magic. “I can’t speak for everybody, but I suspect that a lot of people feel the same as me,” Chiaviello said. “The world is a better place to live

in if there is magic. This is a chance to see magic in the world and get together and see it all at once, together.” Wehnert agreed. “I’ve always found that people are stressed out, they are paying bills, working nine-to-five, and they need a release,” Wehnert said. “They need an outlet, and I think it’s a way to connect with the inner child and go back to the days when you didn’t have to pay bills, you weren’t stuck in traffic, and you could just come and play and enjoy yourself.”

Matthew VanZee as Harley LeQuinn, a villain in the fictional Batman universe, shows to his young audience a trick at the Spring Fairy Festival. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

costumes – Wehnert said it’s also about supporting local artists and vendors. “We’re focused on music and dance and art, so we try to showcase local talent, handmade items and just support people in the community,” she said. Talia Baker – dressed as the fairy Cynder for the event – and her daughter, Vinita Allen, drove all the way from Yelm to attend the event. “For me it’s an opportunity to do something different out of the mundane day-to-day,” Baker said. “I get to dress up in something fabulous. I get to play and do some wonderful shopping. And hang out with other people who like to be adventurous and strike out from the norm.” The festival is the second for Seattle resident El-

len Heath-Ulmer and her 10-year-old daughter, Shyan Ulmer, who dressed for the event and competed in the costume contest. “We were trying to find something to do as a family, and so we went and checked it out and loved it,” HeathUlmer said. “It brought out all our creativity. “The atmosphere is amazing. Everybody brings out their costumes, and nobody looks at you funny,” she continued. “Unless you’re on the freeway and they see you in the car, driving in costume.” Her daughter agreed: “I just like dressing like a fairy because it’s fun, and I get to use my imagination,” Ulmer said. “It’s just fun to go and be a fairy.” For some it’s about the music. Eli Chiaviello of Seattle

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Police Blotter Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between April 6 and April 13:

Way N. Fred Meyer store security reported a theft inside an employee restroom-locker room over the weekend. A video captured a woman entering the restroom empty handed but leaving with a grocery bag clutched in her hand.

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April 6 Burglary: 5 p.m., 301 C St. SW. Unknown subjects severely damaged a building, stripping the walls and ceiling of copper wiring.

April 7 Theft: 9:15 a.m., 801 Auburn

Shoplifting: 12:54 p.m., 1101 Supermall Way Drive S.W. Police arrested a boy for pocketing a pair of earrings without having bothered to pay the store, which had actually expected to profit by selling said danglies. Graffilthy: 7 p.m., 953 12th St. NE. Police arrested a girl for vandalism after someone spotFirefighters responding to a report of a vehicle fire found a pickup truck fully engulfed in flames. The fire had started in the engine compartment before spreading to the passenger compartment. Firefighters killed the fire quickly, but the vehicle was a total loss.

Fire & Rescue Blotter The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 171 calls for service between April 9 and April 16:

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Vehicle fire: 2:43 p.m., (Algona).

ted her painting a very naughty word on a wall near a preschool. Strongarm robbery: 10 p.m., 2300 block of M Street S.E. A man reported that he had let two individuals use his cell phone to make a call. After making the call, the suspects assaulted the man and fled on foot, taking the victim’s cell phone with them.

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murder for killing Adrian Wilson, 16. The sentence range was 204 to 304 months. Court officials, concerned that a large number of family members for both the shooter and the victim would appear in court to witness last week’s sentencing and that there might be some conflict during the victim impact statements, arranged for King County Sheriffs officers to stand by inside the facility, while Kent officers took charge of the exterior security. The hearing went without incident. Auburn Police Detective Michelle Vojir’s account explained happened on that fatal day. On May 22, 2011, 911 received multiple reports of shots fired at the Aspen Meadows Apartments at 402 21st St. SE. Police responded and found young Wilson dead on the ground in front of apartment No. 45. Witnesses told police that Wilson and his family had been attending a community barbecue that afternoon in the common area of the complex. Shortly before the shooting, Corey Branham, who lived in apartment No. 42, showed up with Mills, who was armed. After a few minutes, Adrian Wilson confronted Mills about the weapon. He was walking toward Mills when Mills pulled out the weapon and fired, hitting Wilson once in the head Branham told police he then ran into his apartment, and, when he looked out a short time later, saw people surrounding the fallen Wilson. Medics later transported two other young

men, Steven Chehey and Robert Carro-Aguilar, to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening gunshot wounds, according to the police account. They survived. Branham and other witnesses identified Mills as the person who had fired the fatal shot, and police began to search for him, according to the police account. Between 5 p.m., May 22 and 10 p.m., May 23, Auburn Police Department officers and detectives followed leads to track down Mills. At about 10 p.m., May 23, two officers arrived at the apartment of Mills’ mother in Kent and watched as a thin, black female wearing sunglasses approached the door and knocked. When officers walked up to the female, she removed her purse, sunglasses and wig. When officers realized that it was Mills, they arrested him. Mills later told officers that he had brought the gun to the apartment complex to protect his girlfriend’s mother. He told officers that the woman had issues with Adrian’s father, Gabriel Wilson, whom Mills called “a bully.” Mills told police, according to the account, that he had thought Wilson’s group was trying to provoke a fight by hosting the barbecue directly outside the woman’s apartment. According to the police account, Mills said he had known that there was going to be trouble when he set out that afternoon, but that had not stopped him. Vojir then asked Mills why, if he knew there was going to be trouble, he didn’t just leave. “I’m not gonna run away from my problems,”

Mills responded, according to the police account. “I’m not getting punked, not gonna intimidate me. I’m gonna stay right there and do what I planned to do.” According to the police account, Mills told police that when Adrian Wilson and his brother walked up to him and started calling him names, he pulled the gun out of his waistband and fired two shots. Mills said he then ran away, ending up at his brother’s house. Wilson died of a single gunshot wound, which had entered his chin and lodged in his spinal cord, according to the King County Medical Examiner. According to the police account, Mills is a documented member of the Marvin Gangster Crips, an established criminal street gang, and Gabriel Wilson is a documented member of the Nortenos, a criminal street gang based in northern California. There is no known rivalry between the Nortenos and the Marvin Gangster Crips, Vojir wrote, but “beefs,” she noted, often result from direct contact and confrontations between gangs. “The presence of gang members of unrelated gangs set together in one place is a volatile situation requiring the members to adequately represent themselves before their peers. This situation would normally lead to gang member arming themselves before expected contact with members of the other gang set,” Vojir wrote. Mills was convicted in 2010 as a juvenile of second-degree assault and second-degree robbery.

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‘Mad Dog’ takes bite out of inactivity He’s known as “Mad Dog,” a retired military man intensively driven to help others succeed. He is also a beloved husband, doting dad, hands-on teacher and self-made businessman. Auburn’s Thomas Schneider admits he is wired differently, but his disciplined, regimented past as a good soldier, specialist, recruiter and trainer has led him to believe he can move mountains and change the course of those living unhealthy lifestyles. When he left behind a 20-year career in the U.S. Army – including duty in war-torn Afghanistan – Schneider decided to take the battle back home. Today he leads the fight against fat, training Everyday Joes to become G.I. Joes. He urges them to follow efficient, customized physical fitness routines and select smart menu choices at the dinner table. “I grew up in the projects in Seattle and grew up on government cheese,” he said, “and everybody needs a helping hand once in awhile. I’ve always been that person who wanted to help people, and fitness, athletics, sports have been a part of my life.” Combing his military, health and fitness and business experience, Schneider came up with an idea to run his own mobile brigade – Mad Dog Boot Camp Fitness – which deploys to outdoor playgrounds and gyms in Auburn. [ more KLAAS page 9 ]



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Auburn Reporter ‘spinning’ letters, showing bias I’m not writing to debate the merits of “Save Our Streets.” I am writing to critique your paper’s pandering and obvious attempt to “sell” SOS to your readers. In the April 13 letters to the editor section, the letters chosen to be published were 4 to 1 in favor of a yes vote, including the two-page opinion of Mr. Klaas who elaborated in detail upon selling the bond issue. Are you saying that the letters were coming in at a 4-to-1 (yes-to-no) ratio? I don’t think so. The headings chosen for the published letters were all “soft sell closes.” “Time is now …”, “Let’s fix …”, “Keep Auburn moving ….” Even the one vote no letter was given the soft sell heading of “Some streets never repaired.” It was obvious the vote no letter (by Becky) was strategically placed by the Auburn Reporter to be last in the order of letters. Obvious, because if the reader is skimming the biased titles for content, why bother to read one more that “appears favorable to the cause,” or does the stamina of the reader come into play? In these times, we have enough carnival barkers touting their sideshows. “Talking heads” everywhere. Am I wrong or isn’t it enough that the print media print the facts objectively without “spinning or selling” some preordained agenda?

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. By “spinning” the letters to the editor with your bias, you do not give the reader a voice as much as giving you a forum with a means to stack and spin the letters according to your agenda. It serves only to define you as a “spinner”, or in this case, SOSS! – John H. Yorke, Sr.

from 22nd to 28th and M to U street. Soon there will not be any streets left. The asphalt is cracked and coming apart. We have sink holes under the asphalt. We have asked multiple times when, only to be lied to by the City. Our property values have gone down because of the way the City has let the streets fall apart. Let’s build some more downtown or build more parks, so the mayor can say, “Look at what I have done.” Auburn should have been taking care of business for years, and they would not have had this problem in so many areas of the City. As far as me voting for you to repair streets that are driven mostly by people that don’t even live in Auburn, I don’t think so. – Steve Martin

Why should we pay Focus on students, for worn roads? not a new building I am another one who has been told that the streets in my neighborhood would be redone by the mayor the year after the election, only to find out he does not know what he is talking about. Once he was elected, I called to find out what the timing would be for them to start repairs and new streets, only to have him come back and say that our neighborhood was not even in the budget or on the list to be redone for some time. If you want to see some streets that are in need of repair badly, look at the streets

I have walked through Auburn High School many times in the past few years and do not understand why the building needs to be replaced. It is warm, dry and very functional. Student performance is going down at Auburn High School, and it has nothing to do with the building. Would fewer classroom hours for students improve their performance? That is exactly what the Auburn School District did by making most Mondays a PLC (parent-led [ more LETTERS page 8 ]

[8] April 20, 2012 [ LETTERS from page 7 ] conference) day, which has all the students miss one hour of instruction on those days (about four days per school year). There is now talk of the Auburn School District doing away with letter grades and replacing them with “power standards,” which is another way to obscure low performance. This grading system punishes highperforming students and does a disservice to those students planning to attend a four-year college. Maybe instead of running focus groups on how to squeeze out another few hundred votes to replace the Auburn High School building, the Auburn School District should be running focus groups on how to improve student performance.

– Gene Geiss

Let’s reexamine red light cameras In response to Stephen M. Sward’s letter (“Red lights are warranted,” April 6, Auburn Reporter), how could a rational person be in such blind support of such a questionable issue as red light cameras? Yes, an IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) report from 2011 showed that the cameras reduced fatal accidents from red light running by 24 percent. However, since many other studies have shown much smaller drops or even increases in accidents, maybe they deserve a second look. In fact, nine states prohibit them, and a Florida judge just ruled them unconstitutional. Considering the opposition shown nationally and locally, I, for one, think it is showing great awareness and community support by addressing the red light camera issue by this City Council person. The real question is: are the Auburn red light cameras saving lives or just creating an unknown amount of money for our city to use however they want because law-abiding, honest citizens like you and I don’t ask questions?

– Kaitlin Wolter

Drivers need to respect pedestrians’ rights I realize that many people are in a hurry to get to where they are going, but I really wish drivers would stop and realize that we pedestrians out there have places to go as well. I have had many close calls with people who run red lights or turn against traffic while I am walking in the crosswalk. It is quite unnerving. While recently crossing M Street Southeast and Auburn Way South, I was halfway through the crosswalk with a green light and a “walk” signal supporting me. But this lady in her big truck attached to a horse trailer turned right onto M Street Southeast from Auburn Way South, almost running me over while driving nonstop. She had the nerve to keep driving and honk at me as if I was in her way. She proceeded to yell at me still as if I was in the wrong. I really wish people would remember the rules of the road and the rules


that pertain to pedestrians. I would love to make a rule where drivers are required to retake the written and driving exams every 10 years so their skills are refreshed, or at least have drivers who violate pedestrians’ rights to take a course in pedestrian safety. As a pedestrian, all I can do is be careful and look both ways before crossing. But it is also the responsibility of the drivers to mind their driving skills and be courteous of those walking about. What if I was a child, or pushing a baby in a stroller? Was she going to just run us over? – Laura Hyatt

Speed camera is a moneymaker As one of those out-oftown “criminals,” I would like to share my own opinion. People living in areas allowing them to bypass the “unfriendly streets” of Auburn, go out of their way to do so. I suspect the cameras at the stop lights are catching more honest citizens than “criminals” and “scofflaws.” There are studies showing the cameras actually cause more accidents (Los Angeles and Texas). You

can get studies to prove anything. I think Auburn obtained the studies justifying the cameras. Were they actual Auburn experiences? The speed camera at Chinook Elementary School, however, serves only one purpose: it collects money. There is no justification other than that. The school crosswalk is 357 feet from the road (state RCWs require this to be within 300 feet before a city can impose the 20mph speed limit). There are no crosswalks on State Route 164 where the 20mph speed limit is camera enforced. The playground is 360 feet from the building and is surrounded by a 6-foot high chain link fence. We have sent four of our children through Chinook Elementary (pre camera) – all unscathed – and several grandkids. Teachers would have to “herd” their students the 350 feet up the side road to put them in harm’s way. Each camera costs the City a minimum of $4,870 per month, increasing at increments of $1,000 depending on the number of citations issued. “More than Than You Imagined?” You bet.

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April 20, 2012 [9] [ KLAAS from page 7 ] His fitness boot camps have found an outdoor home from April to September – come rain or shine – on Chinook Elementary Playfield for more than three years, and his year-round indoor camp is frequently offered at the Auburn Parks, Arts and Rec Admin Building on the Les Gove campus. His camps are not for everyone, yet he reaches out to all walks, to anyone 16-60 years old, civilian or military, focusing on full-body circuit-training style workouts geared toward improving a person’s overall cardiovascular ability, strength and endurance.

[ hargrove from page 7 ] to start the dialogue about how we craft a balanced, sustainable budget. When the House and Senate Democratic budgets finally appeared, there were serious flaws, including pushing $330 million in delay of payments to schools, which ultimately would have led to a $2 billion deficit in the next biennium’s budget. The good news is that, in a rare development, a bipartisan coalition formed in the state Senate. This philosophical majority forced the debate on how we responsibly reform government to address long-term fiscal stability and balance the budget within reasonable tax collection expectations. Because of this coalition, we were able to enact

As a former Army Schneider’s camps blend master fitness trainer, supervised fitness training Schneider tries to keep with the motivation, achis camps authentic countability and camaraderunning them like any rie of a group setting. Boot normal physical training camps combine the latest session that many exexercise science with oldperience in the military school circuit training. Schneider today. “I’m a different beast, a “If you’re already in different animal,” Schneider great shape, I’ll kick your butt a said. “My motto is to dig deep, little harder. If you’re not in the zone it out, have fun and never greatest shape, I’ll modify things,” quit. Schneider said. “I always say, ‘Let “Group fitness, high-intensity your body be your guide.’” training or circuit groups have Exercise boot camps are a new come to the forefront more in craze in losing weight, attractive the last five years,” Schneider to those with busy schedules who said. “It’s not that anyone is betneed to pack a hard workout in a ter than the other, it takes the quick hour. right coach with the right client

several much-needed, long-overdue government reforms, including: • Senate Bill 6378: is a pension reform policy that only applies to newly-hired employees beginning in 2013. The state’s pension system is among the biggest cost-drivers in state government. This reform is expected to save public employers and taxpayers approximately $1.3 billion over the next 25 years. • Senate Bill 6636: This legislation requires budgets to balance across four years, meaning the current two-year cycle plus the next two years, before they are adopted. This requirement, thought to be the first of its kind in the nation, will force legislators to consider the long-term costs of their spending choices. This practice will stop budget writers from using gim-

micks, such as the delayed school payment Democrats proposed, to balance the current budget by pushing the problem to the next two-year budget. While my seat mates, Rep. Pat Sullivan and Sen. Joe Fain, and I supported these reforms, I could not support the final budget. My two main concerns with the final budget were the low ending reserve balance and the lack of additional reforms to rein in spending. The House Republican

to equal success.” Schneider gives you an Armystyle workout but does so carefully. He checks his client’s heart rate, blood pressure, and modifies workouts to fit their capabilities. Between shouts of encouragement come smiles and jokes to keep workouts engaging. He understands limitations, having endured his share of injures over the course of his military career. “I’m 64-percent disabled,” said the 43-year-old Schneider. “I’ve had two hip operations, elbow and ankle surgeries. I’ve learned to work around injuries. “If you can’t do a certain jump or run, then you walk real fast,” he

budget would have left more than $600 million in ending fund reserves to help our state weather a downturn in the economy. The final budget passed leaves just $318.9 million in reserve, $238 million of which is simply a one-time accounting change that doesn’t actually change the amount of money coming in or going out. This leaves just $80.9 million in actual reserves. To me, that isn’t a responsible reserve given the fragile nature of our

said. “If there’s certain squats you can’t bend to, you modify it. If you can’t do a jumping jack, I’ve got one called ‘Jack LaLanne meets Richard Simmons’.” But no matter how hard Schneider works to improve health and fitness, he tries to keep his passion in perspective. “If we don’t have balance in our life with our beliefs, family, friends, work, etc. … and create a mind and body connection, we will continue to struggle,” he said. “It’s so important to have some balance today.” For more information about the boot camps, call 253-736-5740. Mad Dog Boot Camp Fitness can be found on Facebook.

economic recovery. The budget that passed was far better than the starting product, but tough choices were not made to reform programs that continue to make our budgets unsustainable. A frustration is that when one party had complete control, this problem wasn’t fixed, causing us six special sessions in two years. It was only when the Senate coalition forced bipartisan negotiations that we finally came to a solution. My hope is when we



return next January both parties will work together to focus on the priorities of government that will lead to sustainable budgets. Fortunately, this budget made some important first steps to get us on that path, but more work remains.

Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, represents the 47th Legislative District. He is the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee. He also serves on the House Education and Education Appropriations and Oversight committees.




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... Healthy Living Oral cancer on the rise in ‘low risk’ groups dentist is a critical part of the The month of April is National solution. The rates of colon, cervical Oral Cancer Awareness Month. and prostate cancer have seen More than 480,000 new cases of a major decline in recent years. oral and throat cancers will be Why? The primary reason diagnosed worldwide this year, is early detection through with more than 35,000 of those increased awareness and profescases in the United States. More sional screening. The than 45 percent of those oral cancer survival diagnosed will not be rate has not increased alive in five years. significantly in the last Oral cancer kills one 50 years. person every hour, 24 However, if oral hours per day, seven cancer is detected and days per week in the treated in its early United States. The most stages through proper common risk factors Dr. Rich screening, the five-year are people over the age survival rate climbs to of 40, tobacco use (all types) and alcohol use. Seventy- 80-90 percent. “Regular dental visits should five percent of all oral cancers include a comprehensive are diagnosed in people who examination of the soft tissues use tobacco products. Those of the head and neck at least who use tobacco and alcohol annually,” said Auburn dentist have an even higher risk. Dr. Stuart Rich. “Your dental A connection between oral hygienist and dentist should be cancer and the human papildoing a careful screening and loma virus (HPV-16) has been discovered that helps to explain taking a closer look at anything that seems suspicious. a recent 60-percent increase over the past decade in the “There are diagnostic aids number of oral cancer diagnolike the Velscope and the Oral ses in people under the age of CDx brush biopsy system to 30, with none of the classic risk further evaluate anything that factors listed above. seems out of the ordinary How can you avoid becoming without resorting to an invasive a cancer statistic? A visit to the scalpel biopsy, unless the For the Reporter

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Auburn Valley Y invites families to Healthy Kids Day on April 28 The Auburn Valley Y invites kids and families from the community to participate in Healthy Kids Day, a national event that helps promote youth health and wellness. This year’s race car-themed event on Saturday, April 28, features more than 50 different activities for kids, including health and wellness resources for families. Healthy Kids Day is free and open to the community. It runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Y,


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screening clearly shows that to be necessary.” The Velscope consists of a specialized light source and viewing scope to look at the tissues inside the mouth. Normal tissue glows apple green. Abnormal tissue is much darker when viewed through the scope, even if you can’t see anything unusual when viewing the area under normal light. Rich is quick to point out that “an abnormal Velscope exam does not mean the patient has oral cancer. It simply means the area warrants further evaluation. He and his team have detected a number of early cancers of the mouth, lips or face in their patients over the last 20 years. “Some of my most gratifying thank you notes have been from patients who have had a seemingly-innocent-looking area evaluated that turned out to be pre-cancerous or an early stage cancer lesion,” Rich said. Auburn dentist Dr. Stuart Rich and his team are offering community members a complimentary, no obligation oral cancer screening, including a Velscope examination, for a limited time, through the end of April. Call ahead (253-939-6900) to ensure time availability on that day. Further information can be found at


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Ariana Kukors aims for Olympic gold Auburn swimmer hopes to represent U.S. in Olympics By SHAWN SKAGER

It’s only been four years, but 2008 seems like a lifetime ago for Ariana Kukors. At the time the Auburn Mountainview graduate was 19 years old and just launching her international swimming career. Although already accomplished at the national level, Kukors had yet to make her presence felt on the world stage. At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swim trials in Omaha, Neb., she narrowly missed qualifying for the Beijing Olympics, having finished third by a fraction of a second in the 200-meter individual medley. This June, however, Kukors gets another crack at qualifying to represent her country, this time at the 2012 London Olympics. “I feel much better prepared this time around than I did in 2008,” Kukors said. “I think I was trying to convince myself of something that I wanted to achieve in 2008, and I wasn’t quite sure I was ready for it yet, even

cific championship meets. In 2009, Kukors set a world record in the 200 IM at the World Championships in Rome, posting a blistering 2 minute, 6.15 second finish. But not without controversy. At the meet, Kukors, along with several other swimmers, wore full body polyurethane suits made by Italian swimwear manufacturer Jaked. The suits allegedly helped with buoyancy, allowing swimmers to float higher in the water, leading to less resistance and faster times. In 2010 the sports governing body, FINA, banned the suits. “It was something I’ve dreamed of achieving my whole life,” Kukors said. “Unfortunately, the controversy of the suits came with that, so I have mixed feelings about it. I’m happy that the suits are in the past Ariana Kukors poses for a promo shot. Kukors will compete in the U.S. because they definitely Olympic swimming trials in June. Courtesy photo caused a lot of controversy. (The record) is something though I wanted to be ready. In that time, the 22-yearI’m proud of, although I’ve I think this time around old finished her schooling, received some negative I’ve got more experience earning a bachelor’s degree feedback from it.” internationally. Rather than in business from Chapman Kukors added that nowadwelling on things in the University in California. days she’s more proud of the past that I could have done, In the pool she’s made her 2:09.12 she posted in the 200 or done better, I just focus mark internationally, earnIM at this past summer’s on today.” ing two golds, three silvers Kukors described the last and two bronze medals at [ more kukors page 13 ] few years as a whirlwind. several World and Pan Pa-

McAllister off to West Point By SHAWN SKAGER

Auburn Mountainview senior Jessica McAllister has signed a letter of intent to attend and play soccer at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point this fall. McAllister, the Lions’ starting goalkeeper for the past three seasons, was instrumental to the program’s success. Over that time, McAllister started all 55 of the team’s games, allowing just 35 goals, for a 0.6 goals-per-game [ more lions page 13 ]

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“It was a really great move for me,” Kukors said. “I know I have all the training I need. The months before the Olympics are really about fine tuning things and making sure mentally you’re in a good place. So I thought this move would help me stay relaxed and provide a great environment for me to be in.” With her schooling out of the way, Kukors said she’s fully focused on her training, spending three-to-five hours every day in the pool, followed by an hour-and-a-half of weightlifting and an hour of pilates, both three times a week. She runs four miles

Raven girls hoop coach resigns By SHAWN SKAGER

Auburn Riverside girls basketball head coach Terry Johnson has stepped down, the school announced yesterday. “Ultimately, I just felt it was the right time,” Johnson wrote in an e-mail to the Auburn Reporter. “I think we are leaving the program in a very good place, and I know the girls will be really successful next season.” Johnson took the helm of the Raven program in 2009, replacing interim coach Ed every other day, too, “for no other purpose than I like to run.” “I’m also big on recovery, and I think that’s helped with injuries over my career,” Kukors added. “I get a massage every Friday. And I take care of myself nutritionally.” In 2008, Kukors had the luxury of the support of her older sister, Emily Kukors and younger sister, Mattie Kukors, both of whom competed at the U.S. Olympic swim trials. Although Emily, along with her father, Peter Kukors, and mother, Jaapje Kukors, will be in the stands, only Mattie – who attends and competes



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average. McAllister also was responsible for 30 shutouts during her career and helped the Lions qualify for the 2009 state 3A playoffs. Last season, McAllister led the Lions to the South Puget Sound League 3A title. “She is a 4.0 student and was on two of our academic state championship teams (2008 and 2009),” said Auburn Mountainview soccer coach Cary Davidson. “She grew into a great leader and was extremely coachable, just a joy to be around. Mac is the best shot stopper I’ve ever coached. I’ve never

seen a better youth (penalty kick) stopper, either male or female. “She is leaving quite a big pair of shoes to fill, but West Point is gaining one of our state’s best kids.” According to Deana Waintraub, West Point assistant coach, McAllister’s maturity on and off the pitch helped lead to her appointment. “She’s a remarkable cadet in the way she carries herself. She’s very mature and forward thinking. Those attributes all attracted us,” Waintraub said. “As for her soccer ability as a goalkeeper, she’s good technically and a great shot stopper.”


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Artist brings film to life through his work By SHAWN SKAGER sskager@auburn-reporter.con

The news that film photography is dead has yet to reach the ears of Zachary Kolden. As proof of the continued vibrancy of the art, Kolden – a darkroom photo technician at Green River Community College – offers his display of black and white, silver gelatin prints currently on exhibit at the Auburn City Hall Gallery until the end of the month. “People say film is dead, but it’s really not,” said Kolden, 29. “It’s just a smaller niche market now.” Kolden, a native of Eau Claire, Wis., got his start in photography while still in middle school. “We did pinhole stuff and I really enjoyed it,” he said. “But it wasn’t until college that I really found my niche in photography.” While attending the University of Wisconsin Stout in Menomonie, Wis., Kolden said he fell in love with the darkroom and the art of film. “I started at the transition from film to digital,” Kolden said. “So we had to do film, and I just remember falling in love with seeing the image come up and the chemistry involved. Just that tactile, hands-on presence really held strong with me. I think

I’m just a person that gravitates toward the handmade. I just love it. I actually spend more time in the dark room than on any other assignments because I really enjoy it. “Digital has its own thing, a look and feel,” he continued. “But film really makes you slow down when you photograph, which gives you time to think about what you’re photographing as opposed to just pointing and shooting.” Kolden’s well-thought-out approach and painstaking, darkroom mastery are evident in his City Hall exhibit, which features images he took in Scotland. “This body of work deals with impermanence and change,” he said. “Lately my work has been about impermanence and change. I believe that nothing in this world is ever permanent, and we’re always in this constant state of change. I could walk down that hall, go outside, come back and I’m not the same person.” Kolden said he took 37 rolls of photographs in Scotland, focusing on the ruins, landscapes and cemeteries to illustrate the central theme of his exhibit. Among his subjects were the ruins of St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Fife, Scotland, which was built in 1158.

City Hall Gallery: Zachary Kolden displays photos of the Scottish landmarks he used to illustrate his overriding theme of impermanence. SHAWN SKAGer, Auburn Reporter

“If it was still a standing cathedral, it would be the oldest in Scotland,” Kolden said. “When you look at a place like that you can just feel the amount of history and change that has gone on.” Kolden said he’ll continue to work in film on his next series, but this time he’ll shoot in color. “I’m actually doing a project on Tacoma entitled ‘City of Destiny,’” Kolden said. “It will be color, urban landscape stuff. I’m still

shooting with a medium format camera, but I’m doing color this time to try something new. I’ve been doing black and white for a really long time now, so I think it’s time to expand a little bit. It’s a different way of seeing.” And it’s a vision that he is more than happy to see continuing with the younger generation of students he helps at Green River. “Believe it or not, these younger kids think (film is) cool because

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING The Auburn School District Board of Directors will change the date of its regularly scheduled meeting of Monday, April 23, 7 p.m., to Monday, April 30, 7 p.m. The change is due to board members attending the NSBA conference on that date. Board members will take action on or discuss minutes, vouchers, finances, staff and student recognition, staff and student travel, personnel items, building program and property, change orders, school programs and student achievement, policies, resolutions, legal issues, executive session, and other items to be determined. AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 408 915 Fourth Street Northeast Auburn, Washington Published in Auburn Reporter on April 20, 2012. #613370. DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE Auburn School District No. 408 Lake View Elementary School Improvements DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: The proposed action is approval for grading, infrastructure stormwater and associated permit approval from King County for improvements to Lake View Elementary School. The District proposes to improve parking and vehicle access by providing a parent drop-off and pick-up lane at the visitor parking lot on the west

side of the school, rearrange automobile access to the faculty parking lot on the north side of the school and provide a pullout vehicular parking spot at the existing bus lane for one bus and one automobile at the northwest corner of the faculty parking lot. In addition, the District proposes to add approximately 17 new parking stalls to the site for a total of 77. Landscape improvements and new site lighting will supplement existing parking lot and bus drop-off improvements. Stormwater control and treatment facilities will be provided throughout the developed portion of the site. New parking areas will discharge to the existing storm system while a portion of the existing parking surface will be routed to a new biofiltration swale for stormwater quality treatment. A new stormwater conveyance system will be installed to route stormwater runoff to these new storm facilities. PROPONENT: Auburn School District No. 408 LOCATION OF PROPOSAL: The project address is 16401 SE 318th Street Auburn, Washington. The site is located at the terminus of SE 318th Street. It is located in the SW ¼ of Section 12, Township 21, Range 5 and in the NW ¼ of Section 13, Township 21, Range 5 W.M. The King County Tax Parcel numbers associated with the site are: 1221059011 and 1321059006. The developed portion containing the existing school campus is located on King County Tax

Parcel number 1221059011. LEAD AGENCY: Auburn School District No. 408 Note: Issuance of this threshold determination does not constitute approval of the permit. This proposal will be reviewed for compliance with all applicable King County codes, which regulate development activities. 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 RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This determination assumes compliance with State law and King County ordinances related to general environmental protection including, but not limited to, access improvement requirements, drainage and utilities. This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public upon request. It is the policy of the District that, when undertaking an action involving the exercise of substantive SEPA authority, the District shall consider, as appropriate under the circumstances, the ramifications of such action as to one or more of the factors listed in Auburn School District Policy 6890, Substantive Authority, which adopts WAC 197-11-660 by reference. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2). The lead agency will not act on this proposal for

15 days from the date below. Comments must be submitted to the Responsible Official, Auburn School District No. 408, James P. Fugate Administration Building, 915 Fourth Street NE, Auburn, Washington 98002 by May 7, 2012. RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL: Dr. Dennis “Kip” Herren POSITION/TITLE: Superintendent, Auburn School District No. 408 ADDRESS: James P. Fugate Administration Building 915 Fourth Street NE Auburn, Washington 98002 CONTACT PERSON: Jeffrey Grose, Executive Director of Capital Projects Auburn School District No. 408 (253) 931-4826 PUBLISHED: April 20, 2012 There is no appeal process for this determination. Published in Auburn Reporter on April 20, 2012 #612150.

it’s old and they want to get into it,” he said. “There are five film classes offered, and they’re all full with 25 kids each. So it’s really good to see 125 kids into it. I’m happy there is still an interest.” Kolden’s exhibit, along with the art of Thendara Kida-Gee, are on display at the Auburn City Hall Gallery until April 30. The gallery, at 25 W. Main St., is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and admission is free.

The City of Auburn Urban Tree Board has recognized the Auburn Arts, Parks & Recreation Department as a Tree Steward for preserving the oak tree at 37th and R Street Southeast in Auburn. The oak tree has been designated as a significant tree in Auburn. Auburn is recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA.

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Benefits Bowls needed: The Auburn Food Bank needs your empty, handmade bowls to help feed the need in Auburn for the second annual Empty Bowls event on May 1. Organizers are making a call to artists to donate handcrafted pottery or wooden bowls. The event calls for local artists, businesses and restaurants to come together to assist Auburn’s hungry. For a small donation – $15 a bowl – event participants get a handcrafted bowl made by local artisans to keep and lunch provided by Auburn area restaurants and schools. Contact the Auburn Food Bank if you can help at 253-833-8925 or www. Machinists Union District Lodge 751 food drive: Throughout April. To benefit the Puget Sound Labor Agency’s efforts to help feed unemployed workers and their families. People can donate cash or non-perishable food at any union hall operated by District 751 in Puget Sound, including the Auburn Hall at 201 A St. SW. All the food and money collected will go to benefit the Puget Sound Labor Agency food bank, which provides food to unemployed workers in the region. Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 19, 20, 21, St. Matthew/San Mateo Church, 123 L St. NE, Auburn.

April Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m., April 20, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at Bravo presents Steffan Soule’s Dreams, Magic and Miracles: 7:30 p.m., April 21, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Las Vegas-quality magic show. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at The Diamond Experience: 7:30 p.m., April 28, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Bringing the wholesome and heartwarming passion of Neil Diamond’s music to the stage. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at Barbershop Quartet Singing Competition: 7-9:30 p.m., April 28-29, Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Featuring the top barbershop quartets and choruses in Western Washington. Finals on the second night. Admission: $15. For more information: 206-661-7038 or www.

Health Cascade Regional Blood Center drives: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., April 28, Auburn Valley Y Healthy Kids Day, 1620 Perimeter Road SW; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 5, Lakeland Hills Community, 1408 Lake Tapps Parkway E; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 21, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St.; 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., May 23, Jefferson High School, 4248 S 288th St., Auburn. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit Puget Sound Blood Center drives: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m., April 20, Auburn Regional Medical Center, mobile at 2nd Street entrance, Plaza 1, 202 N. Division St.; 1-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m., April 23, Messiah Lutheran, New Gathering Hall, 410 H St. NE, Auburn; 1-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m., April 25, Overcomers Covenant Church, mobile in parking lot, 33415 Military Road S.; 8-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., April 25, West Auburn High School, gym, 401 W. Main St.; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., April 26, Auburn City Hall, council chamber, 25 W. Main St.; 8 a.m.2 p.m., May 2, Auburn High School, 800 4th St. NE. For more information, call 253-9458667 or please visit


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Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the website: www. 23rd annual Puyallup Spring Fair: April 19-22, Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW. Hours: 2-10 p.m., Thursday (free kids admission, ages 0-18); 10 a.m.10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday. Free activities range from Motorsport Mayhem with monster trucks and demolition derbies to baby animals, the Garden Show, 4-H and FFA students showing animals in the Northwest Junior Livestock Show, Fiesta Mexicana, and Junior Poultry Show. Hours: 2-10 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday. Admission: $9 adults; $7 students (6-18), free on Thursday; 5 and under free. Advance gate tickets and discounts information available online. Visit for an updated list of activities and times. Earth Day: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., April 21, Pacific Senior Center, 100 3rd Ave SE. Sponsored by the White River Valley Lions and Pacific Partnerships. Day begins with a pancake breakfast. The first 100 volunteers will receive free Earth Day T-shirts. Prize giveaways. Auburn Morning Toastmasters Club Open House: 2-4 p.m., April 21, Auburn Valley Y, 1600 Perimeter Road SW. Auburn, WA 98001 Accelerating Young Minds: 5:30-8 p.m., April 26, Arthur Jacobsen Elementary School, 29205 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn. Children ages 3-5 get free online access to the Accelerating Young Minds learning game and a free ongoing subscription. Families and interested parties are invited to come learn more and hear from state and local education leaders, including Randy Dorn, OSPI State Superintendent, and Bob Hamilton with the Department of Early Learning. Learn more about Accelerating Young Minds through parent testimonials and student demonstrations during the event. The program is fun for kids, easy-to-use for parents and preschool providers, and gets young children ready for school. The Accelerating Young Minds Pre-K Partnership is a joint venture of the Auburn and Kent School

Districts. Refreshments will be served. Free daycare will be provided. Auburn’s National Day of Prayer: Noon-1 p.m., May 3, Auburn City Hall Plaza, 25 W. Main St. (indoors in case of rain). Public invited to observe the 61st annual National Day of Prayer. Eleven pastors from many denominations will lead a public prayer event. Clean Sweep: 7:30 a.m., May 5, City Hall, 25 W. Main St. Day begins with group registration and a pancake breakfast prepared by Kiwanis Club of Auburn. Volunteers will then participate in a ceremonial Clean Sweep down the Main Street sidewalks at 8:30 a.m., followed by the collective volunteer projects at various sites around Auburn beginning around 9 a.m. Volunteers can either choose to participate in a specific project or can ask to be assigned to the project that is in need of the most volunteer support. Service clubs, social service agencies, faith-based groups, Scout troops, businesses, and individuals are being asked to come together and work side-by-side to help with the planting project. To volunteer to participate or for additional information, visit, call 253-9313043, or email Shred Day: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 5, Alpac Elementary School parking lot, 310 Milwaukee Blvd N, Pacific. Shred your confidential documents on site. No plastics or metal; paper only. Donations welcome. Support the South Valley Police Explorers. Alpac PTA also will be on site to sell candy bars. Auburn Art Walk: 5-9 p.m., May 11; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., May 12, downtown Auburn. Music, artists, wine testing. Free event. Wine tasting punch cards are available for purchase. Presented by the Auburn Valley Creative Arts, The Auburn Downtown Association. Supported in part by the City of Auburn. More information can be found at Auburn’s Community Yard Sale: June 1-3. Turn your unwanted household goods into cash and provide someone else with a new treasure. Deadline to register to host your own sale is April 30. Register only at or pick up a registration form at the City of Auburn Customer Service Center Utility Counter (1 E. Main St., second floor), the Parks, Arts



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Our Literary MVP (Most Valuable Poet) by Len Elliott

41. ____ window (put Palmolive on the pane?): 2 wds. 42. Speak one’s mind 43. 17-Across was born and raised here (the Keystone State) 45. Title of a Broadway play and a word often used by 17-Across 48. Virgil wrote about him 49. Couturier Cassini and namesakes 50. One on a stage 53. 17-Across ____ 54-Across for many years 54. ____ Resources (local agency) 60. High school org. for prospective agriculturists: abbr. 61. Compose, as a poem 62. Early Mexican Indian 63. Waterway: abbr. 64. “Hard” rain 65. Interior Secretary under Kennedy and Johnson

ACROSS 1. Poet’s concern, sometimes 6. Bundle of grain 11. Hay place 14. “I Was ____ War Bride” (Cary Grant film): 2 wds. 15. Sic transit gloria ____ 16. National poetry month: abbr. 17. He is the city’s first poet laureate 19. ____ West (life preserver) 20. Rarin’ to go 21. “Heads, I win; ____ you lose.” 23. Either of two compounds with the same molecular formula, but different structural formulas 27. 17-Across’ occupation before coming to our city 28. ____ Poets (group of local versifiers of which 17-Across is an active member) 32. Non-ordained religious folk 33. Bears: Lat. 34. Wee, to Robert Burns 37. Poetic rhyme scheme 38. Military bigwigs, slangily 39. Brown quickly, as meat 40. Federal assistance program: abbr.

DOWN 1. Angry 2. British recording company: abbr. 3. Middle of a game? 4. Member of a benevolent and protective order 5. Pages again

6. Self-satisfied 7. Very large 8. MIT grad, most likely: abbr. 9. Ending for lemon or lime 10. Certain conifer: 2 wds. 11. Dwight’s lady 12. Stones from Australia 13. ____ from (take forcibly) 18. “What is so ____ as a day in June?” 22. What we breathe 23. Cuba and Majorca, e.g.: Sp. 24. Attempts 25. Small African antelope 26. Silicate material 27. School support groups: abbr. 29. “No mas” boxer Roberto 30. Deli offerings 31. Test for gold content 34. Paris’ river 35. Ending for ego or Beatle 36. Regions 38. Fleming’s spy 39. Reach across 41. Teeter-totters 42. 1968 hit for Gary Puckett & the Union Gap: 2 wds. 43. UPS concern: abbr. 44. Picardy place 45. ____ down (eats greedily) 46. “____ My Heart In San Francisco”: 2 wds. 47. Chest wood

50. He loved an Irish Rose 51. Loveable 52. Waste allowance 55. Web site: abbr. 56. “The ____ Oaken Bucket” (poem by Samuel Woodworth) 57. Actress Thurman 58. Part of AT&T: abbr. 59. An acid, in formula form

Answer key at right

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