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Issaquah’s Joshua Santes, who was diagnosed with autism, peeks out a play castle at the Kindering Center in Bellevue. The center is celebrating its 50th year. Below, Morey wetherald is one of the Kindering founders.


CELESTE GRACEY, Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter


Kindering has been helping special needs children improve for 50 years BY CELESTE GRACEY CGRACEY@ISSAQUAHREPORTER.COM


oshua Santes dives into the playpen like a cannonball, and a splash of feathers spin around his feet. With a toss, his teacher triples the flurry, and an odd new texture surrounds the boy. Seeing Joshua’s smile undone by curiosity, the teacher pinches a feather and tickles the 3-year-old’s cheek. For a child in Joshua’s position, it’s a push.

Joshua has autism, which often comes with an aversion to unusual textures. They’re as irritating as fingernails on a chalkboard. His first day at the Kindering Center, he wouldn’t go near the sensory pen. A wad of dough lay in the center of its four padded walls, which look like propped up tumbling mats. The boy couldn’t handle even being near the sticky substance. It’s almost two years since his first day and Joshua giggles and brushes the feathers away. He now knows that new textures can be fun. For his mother, Issaquah’s Liz Cornejo, it’s a

“Early intervention is so critical that we will not have a wait list.” – Director Mimi Siegel testament to early intervention. Her oldest son also has autism, but he wasn’t diagnosed until he was too old for Kindering’s program, which is birth to 3. Sitting on a sofa in Kindering’s family room, she thinks of the years lost — had she only known the signs, had she only known there was help, had she only known there was Kindering. The Bellevue organization has been providing innovative therapy for babies and their families for 50 years. It’s the largest such facility in the Northwest, serving about 1,600 children with special needs. It’s also known for its innovation.

Before early intervention, physicians often told parents they shouldn’t take their children home, that they belonged in an institution. That changed for the Eastside, when six families decided that their children could learn and took it upon themselves to teach them.

Finding the button Denny Wetherald was only 1-year-old when a “guru” at Virginia Mason diagnosed him with “partial retardation.” He was a bright boy waiting for the right button to be pushed, the doctor told his father, Morey. SEE KINDERING, 8

The voice on the telephone was upset and rambling. The man told of a vacation, a car accident in Mexico and a friend who was in a scrape with police. The grandparents were concerned. They agreed to wire $2,400 to help fix the problem. The man sounded relieved. However, the phone calls didn’t stop there. The caller had more problems and needed more cash. Within 30 minutes of wiring the money, the Sammamish couple knew better. They had been scammed. “He fooled both of us,” the grandfather said. The victim asked not to be named. The couple had twisted their love for their grandchildren into weakness, and now he wouldn’t leave them alone. The phone calls that came later were received coolly. Even when they stopped answering, the phone calls continued. It was the second “grandson” scam in Sammamish in a week, said King County Sheriff ’s Sgt. Jessica Sullivan. The first SEE SCAM, 7

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Dan Lantz, an ecologist with King County, and his son River release a Kokanee Fry into Laughing Jacobs Creek in Issaquah during an annual celebration of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery’s supplementation program. CELESTE GRACEY, Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter


Although the Lake Sammamish Kokanee were close to being wiped out three years ago, it proved this season that it’s one tough little fish. The Issaquah Salmon Hatchery managed to return 62,000 fry to the creeks and rivers that feed into the lake. That’s up from only 16,000 last year. As pleased as biologists were, the great anticipation is for the return in the fall, when the first hatchery-born fish will spawn. The community gathered April 19 to celebrate the Kokanee project by releasing several dozen into Laughing Jacobs Creek, which runs through Lake Sammamish

State Park. With other breeds of salmon, such as Coho, people are figuring out that the health of the runs has a lot to do with ocean conditions. The Kokanee, however, never leave the lake. There is no excuse, said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “This is happening in our county, in our community. We need to shoulder it.” A major problem for the fish is narrow culverts, which cut access to lakes and streams on the Plateau. Constantine announced that the county was awarding a $10,000 grant to remove an Ebright Creek culvert and to replace it with one that’s larger and more fish friendly. That money comes on top of $9,500 the Coho Cafe and Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery raised this winter for

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Kokanee habitat restoration. “They’re really worth all the effort,” said Bellevue City Councilmember Don Davidson, who helped form the Kokanee work group. “They’re beautiful little fish.” The now three year program is a great example of how the federal, state, county and city governments can work together for one common goal, he said. About 50 representatives from various government groups attended the celebration. One of the reasons why locals have taken such an interest in the project is because of Lake Sammamish’s setting. It inspires people to want to improve the habitat, said Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger as she looked out into the budding trees near the creek. While a few parents from the county brought their children to the release, a couple families came from the community. Diane Meboe brought all three of her kids. They each took turns dipping little paper cups into the creek, and watching the fry swim under nearby rocks. “I’m pretty excited to think the fish they’re sending out today are someday coming back up the creek,” she said.

Kokanee fry swim in a cooler, before they're released into Laughing Jacobs Creek. CELESTE GRACEY, Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter


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$3 BILLION ISSUE Consider jobs before putting third sports venue in Seattle


he Port of Seattle and the Manufacturing Industrial Council raised an interesting $3 billion issue last week: a third sports stadium in the area of the Mariners’ and Seahawks’ facilities might cripple the marine-cargo business along the Seattle waterfront. Why, you say, should we here on the Eastside care? Everyone in King County is part of the Port of Seattle district and our taxes support it. Equally, the success of the Port is vital to the success of the region. As the groups sees it, a third stadium would add more congestion to an already crowded corridor and threaten the ability to move goods in and out of the region. Seattle isn’t the only option to ship goods out or in to the United States. The more difficult conditions here become, the more likely companies are to seek a different port. Just this month, The Port of Tacoma lured three shippers from Seattle – about 20 percent of the Seattle Port’s business – which will make Tacoma the biggest container port on Puget Sound by cargo volume. OK, we know that another stadium won’t wipe out the Seattle Port’s $3 billion business. But, as Dave Gering, head of the Manufacturing Industrial Council, says, “what part of $3 billion do you want to give up?” We’d prefer none of it. The problem with another professional sports venue isn’t the stadium itself, but the do-nothing attitude on the part of Seattle to deal with congestion. Three overpasses were promised to deal with freight movement around the two stadiums we have now, but only one was built. Also, while Seattle has found the money to update its bicycle master plan, it says it doesn’t have the money to update a freight-mobility plan. Perhaps Seattle is banking on everyone riding bikes to those football, baseball and basketball games. Or making it impossible to drive there. Seattle isn’t the only option for a basketball/hockey arena. Bellevue has several sites – one right off I-405 – that would do nicely. And it wouldn’t put $3 billion in jeopardy to build it. It’s worth considering.

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A huge, HUGE thank you to the Issaquah School District voters for resoundingly passing the construction and maintenance bond last week! It makes me extremely proud to serve in a community that values education and the future of its children so much—you are unparalleled in this state and nation. Because of you, we will be able to meet our critical construction and repair needs for the next eight years, ensuring students are learning in safe, high-quality schools equipped for 21st-century learning. My commitment is to be the best steward possible for these dollars, completing projects on time and on —or under — budget, protecting our top credit rating, and remaining transparent throughout the construction process (look for a web page soon that will track our progress). My sincerest appreciation also goes to Volunteers for Issaquah Schools. These volunteer community members — hundreds of them! — dedicated themselves to spreading information about the bond measure so voters could make an informed choice. For some, it was a full-time job; for others, they gave one or two hours when they could, honking and waving or simply placing a bus magnet on their vehicle. Regardless, each and

every one of them made a tremendous difference!

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Merge column right on

I read with interest Kevin Endejan’s column, “Let’s Learn to Merge” (Issaquah Reporter, March 30). You have hit the nail right on the head. We also need to learn how a stop sign works. It rotates to the left: the driver to the right having the right of way, regardless of who got there first. This lack of knowledge manifests itself greatly when there is a power outage and the traffic signals stop working. I was born and bred in Los Angeles, leaving there in 1981 and never to return (with the notable exceptions of Disneyland, The Reagan Library, The Huntington Library and to visit family). I have lived and driven in various places around the country, including Houston, Phoenix, Reno (Lake Tahoe), Sacramento and Seattle. When we left California, stopping on a freeway on-ramp when you simply “chickened out” could result in a very stiff fine and possible suspension of your license. But that was in the ‘70s. The most aggressive drivers I have found are in Phoenix. When we left Phoenix in 2003, it had the highest accident rate in the nation. This translates into the highest, or second highest, insurance rates in the nation.

By contrast, the drivers here seem to drive stupidly. Arizona doesn’t take driving seriously. When my daughter received her license at age 18, the card said it expired when she turns 65. When we moved to Phoenix in 1996 I was 49, and my new license expired, you guessed it, when I turned 65. Do you honestly think that I will not pick up any bad habits in that time? The best driving tests I encountered were in California. A very comprehensive written and a reasonable practical (driving) test. In Arizona and Washington, these are jokes. Texas had really dumb questions on the written exam, like: “How many points to you get on your license if you...?” Who cares? You just need to know that you don’t do that. My proposal would be to make driver’s license renewal much more comprehensive. Renew every four years, with a comprehensive weighted written and a serious driving test. The cost? I would suggest $50. If you can afford to own and drive a car, you can afford to pay $50 every four years to get your license renewed. I would also propose stricter enforcement. When that person doesn’t want to wait in line for the off-ramp and blocks traffic when trying to get in at the last moment, a traffic citation would be in order. And if he misjudged and didn’t realize that a line SEE LETTERS, 5

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was forming, there is another off-ramp farther down the freeway. More unmarked patrol cars would be a nice thing too. One evening I was on I-405 in moderately heavy traffic when a car zoomed around me, cut me off, zoomed up and cut off another driver. He (or she) did this a couple of more times before he cut off a Chevy Suburban. As soon as he did, the Suburban lit up like a Christmas tree. It was an unmarked patrol car. With that said, we need to keep in mind that really good drivers sometimes make mistakes. It is all part of being human. I would much rather be stopped and given a recorded warning the first time I made an honest mistake than to let it slide and be cited when I make the same mistake again and do some real damage. All of this would translate into better commutes and lower insurance rates. And cooler tempers.

Jim Herman

Don’t reward lawbreakers If a man is convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from a bank, should our justice system require that the money be returned to the bank? Of course. Would you change your mind if the man was down on his luck? Of course not. Would you change your answer if the man’s only goal was to help his young daughter, so he deposited the money in her bank account and only she could touch the money when she turns 18? Of course not. Our society doesn’t believe in rewarding lawbreakers, even if the criminal passes the rewards to his friends or relatives. But when it comes to illegal immigration, we suddenly forget our basic principles of justice. We forget that we don’t want to pat criminals on the back for breaking our laws. Instead, we practically trip over ourselves handing out prizes. After illegal immigrants sneak across the border, their children born here enjoy the huge benefit of citizenship. When those children reach adulthood, they can – through chain

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immigration – legalize their parents, thus ultimately benefiting the original lawbreakers. Their children not born here can qualify for discounted tuition at the University of Washington, while children of legal immigrants living in Oregon can’t. Costs for healthcare benefits, K-12 education (roughly 15 percent of California’s students are children of illegal aliens), and welfare benefits (food stamps, etc.) add up in the billions for all illegal immigrants across the country. It’s called positive reinforcement, and it encourages millions of others to follow suit. Who can blame them? Look at all the benefits we promise them! Not to mention all the sanctuary cities, including Seattle, who put the welcome mat out and ignore the rule of law. And then we’re inundated with formulaic and one-sided sad stories about illegal immigrants who get straight A’s. The latest was in the April 13 edition of the Issaquah Reporter. In a sickening play to emotions, we’re told that if we don’t pass the DREAM Act, some illegal aliens will contemplate suicide! If the child in the bank analogy threatens suicide if we take away the stolen cash from her, will we all start weeping and insist that she be allowed to keep the money? No, sorry. Many people are hungry, homeless, unhappy, perhaps even suicidal. I wish that weren’t the case. But no matter how unfortunate their situation, none of those individuals

should be allowed to break the law or benefit from crime. In the biased article, which has not a single quote from anyone opposed to the DREAM Act, Adrian Morales minimizes, justifies, and condones crime: “It’s not their crime, it’s their parents’ crime – but is it really a crime to want a better life for yourself and your families?” No, of course it’s not a crime for parents to want a better life for themselves or their children. But, yes, it’s a crime to rob a bank. And, yes, it’s a crime to break immigration laws. And criminals should be punished, certainly not rewarded.

Matthew Barry, Issaquah

Stop complaining, take the bus Maybe the good people of Seattle do have an attitude about suburbanites, which I would offer, is justified and reinforced by Celeste Gracey’s recent rant, “Assimilate this, Seattle”. Like all major cities, parking is limited, and driving discouraged in Seattle. Her portrayal of bus service is misleading and should be corrected. Trip time between South Bellevue P&R and the Convention Center station is 23 minutes. The 550 bus offers service to Seattle every 10 minutes during weekday rush hour, every 15 minutes at other times weekdays, and every 20 minutes Saturday until later at night, then every 30. With minimal planning this frequency is

reasonably convenient. Her objection that a rider must actually pay for the ride is a reality, and the price is competitive with the total costs of her car trip when factoring in gas, parking and tolls. Instead of mocking Mayor Mike McGinn, who tries to set a positive example in his bike shorts, consider directing your criticism at Bellevue civic leaders such as Kemper Freeman, who spends millions of dollars obstructing a rail connec-

tion between Bellevue and Seattle. It would be more constructive to boycott Freeman’s Bellevue Connection than criticize an enlightened city such as Seattle. Oh, and stop complaining and take the bus in the meantime.

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Issaquah celebrates Earth Day with 150 new trees BY kevin endejan

Rachel Hoff had a blast digging dirt out of holes, then putting it back in the ground. But when it came down to it, the 6-year-old also knew the true value of what she and a group of more than 40 other volunteers were doing Saturday. “It’s good for Mother Nature,” she shouted. In recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the city of Issaquah arranged for the planting of 150 trees near Pickering Trail along Issaquah Creek. “What we’re trying to do is get a lot of vegetation along the creek,” said Matt Mechler, open space steward for Issaquah. “That way it helps provide shade to the creek and keeps the water temperature down. It’s better for the fish, better for the creek and just provides habitat for the wildlife, too.” A variety of volunteers gathered for the event, including Cub Scout Pack 638, which provided about half the support. Cubmaster Jenine Hoff brought her three children, Rachel, Ryan and Nate to help with the project. “It gives them some more appreciation for our environment and as Cub Scouts it’s important to do community service and give back,” she said. There were a variety of trees planted, including Oregon ash, cascara, vine maples, sword ferns, birch and Douglas Fir.

Ryan Hoff, 9, celebrates after planting his first tree Saturday, while mom, Jenine, adds the finishing touches. Right, Nate Hoff, 6, starts digging a hole to plant a tree on Saturday near Pickering Trail. kevin endejan, Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter with the Issaquah Farmers Market. Mechler emphasized the importance of continuing to do similar projects in future years. However, he is also well aware that it would be more difficult without those who give their time. “There’s a lot trees out here,” he said.

Mechler noted that many of the trees along the creek now were once planted as part of similar restoration projects. He said the city normally tries to do one or two of these types of projects a year — normally in the early spring and fall. Saturday’s project ran in conjunction

“For me to plant them all would take a long time. Getting groups like this and volunteers is fantastic. They can really assist a lot and plant a lot of trees in a short amount of time. And people have fun doing it too.”

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Local liquor stores auctioned off

BUSINESS IN BRIEF Sammamish CFO to be honored

Issaquah, Sammamish stores sell for combined $451,000

J. Scott Di Valerio, chief financial officer of Coinstar, Inc., and a resident of Sammamish, will be honored by the University of San Diego on April 28. Di Valerio will receive the Author E. Hughes Award for Career Achievement. Di Valerio’s former positions include serving as president of the Americas for the Lenovo Group, corporate vice president J. Scott DiValerio of Microsoft Corporation’s Original Equipment Manufacturer division and as a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in San Diego and Prague, Czech Republic.

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Five weeks after the state began accepting online bids for its liquor stores, the Sammamish and Issaquah locations were sold for a combined $451,000. The Sammamish store, located at 510 228th Ave. NE, was claimed by local resident Jin Kim with a bid of $200,100, while Leon Capelouto of Seattle won the Issaquah store, at 1175 NW Gilman Blvd., with a bid of $251,000. Kim, who said she has lived in Sammamish for more than seven years, wasn’t ready to comment on her purchase, but said she doesn’t own any other businesses in the area. Attempts to reach Capelouto before The Reporter’s deadline were unsuccessful. The owner of Capelouto Development Co., also successfully won

Issaquah banker promoted

The Issaquah and Sammamish liquor stores were recently auctioned off for a combined $451,000 to separate bidders. contributed the bid for the West Seattle store located at 4100 S.W. Alaska St for $225,445. He told the West Seattle Herald that he plans to make very few changes at his Issaquah location. “It’s a very good store, great employees out there and most of them want to stay,” Capelouto said. The Washington State Liquor Control Board began auctioning its stores March

15 to meet the requirements of voter-approved initiative 1183, which required the state to get out of the booze business. The WSLCB awarded 121 bidders license application rights for the 167 staterun stores. The winning bidders earned exclusive rights to apply for a liquor license at the stores’ current locations — allowing the buyers to potentially sell

liquor in stores under the required 10,000-square-foot minimum. The state sold its 167 stores for a total of $30.75 million. The most expensive bid was for $750,100 for a store in Tacoma, while the lowest bid was for $49,600 for a store in Spokane. Large stores can begin selling hard liquor as soon as June 1.


Jim Latourelle joined the Bank of Washington as a commercial loan officer. He currently works at their Issaquah branch located on Mall Street. Latourelle has more than 11 years of experience in the banking industry with expertise in the needs of medical professionals. Before joining the Bank of Washington, he was a regional Jim Latourelle business development officer with Bank of America.

Bag ban debate continues Issaquah City Council will have a special city council meeting to debate and gain testimony regarding a proposed bag ban at 7 p.m., April 30. Anyone interested will have the opportunity to speak for or against the proposed law. The ordinance would ban certain types of the plastic bags and impose a 5 cent fee on paper bags.

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victims lost $90,000 over the course of four days. While there could be a possible connection – the stories were similar and the money from both incidents ended up in California – they don’t know for sure, she said. All that police can do now is follow the money, and hope that Western Union has video footage of the people picking up the cash. The part of the scams that is so surprising is how much information the thieves had, even before the couples picked up the phone. The man who got $2,400 sounded eerily like the couple’s grandson. He knew exactly what to call the grandparents and used

A Sammamish man tells his story of being scammed out of $2,400.

- If you’re asked to send money quickly and secretly - The call or message originates from overseas - The person can’t or won’t answer questions that the only the real person would know - Any time someone asks you to send money by Western Union or Moneygram, it’s invariably a scam. You might also be asked to send a check or money order.

Celeste gracey, Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter

the right nickname for himself. He also had the grandmother’s cellphone number. “It struck me as very possible,” the grandfather said. “After he

told me he was in trouble, I didn’t need anymore details.” The scammer begged them not to tell his father. Nevertheless, the grandfather

asked his son to ask him if he knew where the grandson was. He was told that he was at home, in the Seattle area. The grandfather called the

grandson right away, he said. “He swore up and down that it wasn’t him.” At first there was relief, the grandson was OK, but then there was a desire for justice. And the scammer continued to call. Scams of this nature typically ramp up, police say. The thieves ask for more and more money, and the story grows grander. That’s what happened to the couple that lost $90,000. They sent three money orders, the third for $77,500. “I really feel for that family,” the grandfather said. In old age, “that’s something you can’t recover from.” Staff writer Celeste Gracey can be reached at 425-391-0363.

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Denny would turn 4 before he’d speak or walk. There wasn’t much available for children with disabilities, but Morey found a group swim time at Juanita Beach Pool. The class aimed at helping enrich the youngsters’ lives. In a few weeks the parents were meeting in living rooms and sharing ideas on how to teach the kids. “It truly was trial and error,” Morey recalls. They taught some to ride a tricycle by attaching their feet to the pedals and pulling the bike with a wire. For others, they used cheese puffs to bribe them into feeding themselves. In that era, when most school districts considered kids with disabilities to be uneducable, the parents were proving otherwise. “We realized we had a hold of something here,” Morey recalls. However, he still was looking for Denny’s button. It came in an unexpected form — a horse. The Wetherald children often visited the neighborhood horses, bringing them carrots. Morey would hold up Denny’s hand to pet their manes. One day as the family drove by the pasture, Denny unexpectedly pointed at a horse and said, “hazeezus.” It wasn’t quite “horsies,” but Denny had discovered the verbal world. “All of a sudden the button got pushed,” Morey said. “I guess he pushed it himself.” In less than six months it was if his jaw was unlocked and his feet unbound. He didn’t bother to crawl, he just stood up and walked. Denny caught up with his peers by middle school; he earned his Eagle Scout in high school. He didn’t stop there. Today Hugh “Denny” Wetherald is an admiral in the U.S. Navy.

Teacher Shafer Crissey works with Issaquah’s Joshua Santes, who has autism, at Kindering Center in Bellevue. The organization, which serves special needs children birth to 3, is celebrating its 50th year. CELESTE GRACEY, Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter

After some success, the playgroup realized that if it wanted to get serious, it needed money. It formed a non-profit and won a grant to form a school – Eastside Preschool for the Special Child. “You have to grow or die. All life is like that,” Morey said. And, so what would become Kindering, grew.

Accommodating success Mimi Siegel, Kindering executive director, peers through a round window into an activity room to watch toddlers chase each other across uneven steps. It takes a certain amount of control to hop from one slanted platform to the next, she says.

Most of Kindering’s early intervention is play-based. Snack time is a chance to introduce new foods for those with restrictive palettes. A baby doll is an opportunity to teach students to follow two-step directions — feed the baby and put it to bed. In the activity room, a student rolls a ball down a ramp toward Joshua. Playing with others is part of his work plan, and teacher Shafer Crissey jumps on the opportunity by suggesting he throw it back. The magic of two children with autism playing together lasts for a few rounds. While most Kindering graduates move on to special educa-

tion preschools, about a third of its graduates no longer need the extra help. When Siegel started at Kindering over 30 years ago, she had three staff members and 11 children. Today the center has about 100 special educations, social workers and speech, occupational, physical and family therapists. They usually have masters degrees and some have doctorates. It’s been a decade since Kindering’s facility in Crossroads expanded. In the past five years alone, the number of students has doubled, pushing the center to capacity. Half of its students only receive home visits. “Early intervention is so critical,” Siegel says, “that we will not have wait list.” She is studying whether the facility can open on Saturdays or start a satellite to accommodate the need. Along with the growth, Kindering also faces financial challenges. Government funding, which provides about half of Kindering’s budget, flatlined with the economy. Fewer students have insurance and more are dependent on Medicaid, Siegel said. Even though the organization is struggling with an influx of new kids, Siegel is adamant about the need for outreach. It is one of the first such organizations to offer a father’s support group — typically family support only included mothers. And she’s reaching out to homeless families, sending therapists to shelters to find kids needing help. She’s also hoping to help foster children with attachment issues. “I have believed so much in our mission,” says Siegel. “The kids are so precious.” Issaquah Reporter staff writer Celeste Gracey can be reached at 425-391-0363, ext. 5052.

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New transportation programs offered throughout King County are now up and running or online, thanks to a $786,778 award in federal and state funding. Hopelink was recently awarded grants for its new Ride around the Sound program, for its information kiosks, and also for the previously existing Mobility Management program.

“One Stop Access” is another program being funded by the grants. This program will develop a one-click transportation website, smartphone app, and four additional kiosks that serve veterans. Finally, “Mobility Management” provides travel education and resources through three training programs, including “Ride Around the Sound.”

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Catholic freshmen made the short trip up the hill to the Vedic Cultural Center as part of their required Religious Studies course. “It is an awesome opportunity to have the VCC right here,” said teacher Lynn Kittridge. “To be able to bring a group during a class period is enriching to the curriculum, giving them concrete examples of the concepts we cover in class.” Kittridge, who met with the center’s president Harivilas Das for an extended period of time last year, has learned so much about the Vedic religion that she is allowed to provide tours to her students if nobody else is available. She brought five groups through the center last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Joseph Meehan said he knew several Hindi students in elementary school, but

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Veda Narayana Dasa, left, talks to a group of Eastside Catholic freshmen April 19 at the Vedic Cultural Center in Sammamish. Religious Studies teacher Lynn Kittridge looks on. KEVIN ENDEJAN, Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter

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never understood the religion. Studying the Vedic culture the last two weeks, capped by the tour, was something he won’t soon forget. “I’m so used to Western culture and Western ideas, so I was like, ‘Oh, this is what the rest of the world looks like,’” he said. While Eastside Catholic has guest speakers from other religions, like Judaism and Islam, this is the only field trip the classes get to take throughout the year. For Kittridge, it’s hard to place a value on just how important the experience is. “In our global society, the only way to survive and get along is to understand the motivating beliefs of other cultures,” she said. “So, what I hope students will gain is a broader perspective, understanding and tolerance for our neighbors.”

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Skyline to travel Coeur d’Alene instead of hosting Manatee Skyline athletic director Ryan Gilbert confirmed Wednesday that the Spartans will not face defending 7A Florida state champion Manatee and its quarterback Cord Sandberg, but will instead travel to Idaho to take on the two-time defending Idaho 5A state champs from Coeur d’Alene. The game will be in the Kibbie Dome, the multipurpose home of many of the University of Idaho’s men’s and women’s athletic programs including football, basketball, track and field and tennis. Complications with the promotion company financing Manatee’s cross country trip and the airline providing the flights were ultimately what doomed that game when rising gas prices gave the airline a way out of the deal. Gilbert also said the Spartans, which will travel to Utah in week two, are working on another nonconference home game. “There’s multiple moving parts,” he said.

Sammamish woman one of four siblings at Boston Marathon has taken part in 100 mile long endurance races that JSUMAN@SOUNDPUBLSHING.COM involve running for 33 consecutive hours. Blake often Melissa Croshaw doesn’t plays the role of pacer and consider herself a runner, was in for a bit of a surprise although she has a unique the first time he paced his way of shedding the label. brother while training for The 40-year-old Saman endurance race. mamish resident recently “I didn’t realize there completed her first Boston is basically no running Marathon, her fourth mara- involved,” Blake said. “I thon overall. Not bad for started at mile-88 and it’s a woman basically a 12 who admits, mile walk, tell“I hate runing stories.” ning.” Blake and While Jeff were also the physical there when stress and sister was injuries that attempting a accompany last-minute a marathon qualification are trying, for Boston, the feeling following her - Melissa Croshaw of running path by car alongside and shouting her two motivation. brothers in one of the most “I wanted to hop in and prestigious fitness events in run with her, but that isn’t the world helped all three exactly allowed by the persevere. rules,” Jeff said. “We gave as “We all had parts that much encouragement as we were tough,” Croshaw said. could and just tried to be “But we were all there to good cheerleaders.” keep each other going.” After qualifying, the only Her eldest sibling Jeff thing left for Melissa was Stowell and brother Blake finding a way to get her Stowell both live in Utah, brothers on the course with where Croshaw qualified her in Boston. for the Boston at the Top of Unable to find a qualifier Utah Marathon, with her so close to the event, Jeff brothers playing a pivotal and Blake decided to try for role. Both have competed a charity entry and raised in multiple marathons; Jeff over $12,000 combined for ran his first at age 14 and a pair of partnering chariBY JOSH SUMAN

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Jeff Stowell, left, with his brother Blake and sister Melissa Croshaw after the three completed the 2012 Boston Marathon. CONTRIBUTED ties leading up to the race. “Thankfully the Boston Marathon has that option,” Jeff said. “We wanted to make sure we were there with her.” If they hadn’t been, Croshaw may have never even finished the race. Nearly halfway through, an injury she developed during training flared up, forcing Croshaw to a first-aid tent. Without the promise of finishing the race alongside her brothers, she may have stayed there. “I’m pretty stubborn,” Croshaw said. “But it would have been that much more difficult.” While Jeff, Blake and Melissa ran, they were joined by sister Kelye Kneeland, who lost upwards of 26.2 pounds in preparation, matching the length of the race in miles with pounds shed. “She earned her trip just like the three of us,” Croshaw said of her sister. But it was undoubtedly Croshaw who set the plan in motion by qualifying

for the Boston and giving all four siblings a chance to take part in one of the world’s most recognized events. “It was neat to start this journey together and end it together,” Blake said. Josh Suman can be reached at 425-453-5045 or jsuman@bellevuereporter. com

A trio of local preps are among the statewide pool of players under consideration for the Washington Loggers all-star team. David Hernandez (Eastlake) will be in the U19 age group while Dylan Hill (Eastside Catholic) and Jack Nickel (Issaquah) are in the running for a spot on the U17 roster. The Loggers will play in the Great Northwest Challenge in Idaho in June against teams from Idaho, Montana and Oregon. “These athletes have earned the opportunity to represent the Lions and the Issaquah-Sammamish area through their commitment to our club principles,” U19 head coach Josh Young said. Members of the high school All-American national team will also be at the Great Northwest Challenge and players could earn a spot on the team that will travel through South Africa later in the summer.

Four Issaquah, Sammamish area football players named to West team The Washington State Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star football game will take place at 1 p.m., June 30 at Everett Memorial Stadium. There are four local participants who made the roster, including Bryan Cassill (DB/WR) Eastlake; Taggart Krueger (DB/WR) Skyline; Gino Bresolin, (DL/OL) Eastlake and Austin Richert, (OL/LB) Issaquah. The game was held at Eastern Washington University last year.

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Eastlake’s SpencerWeiss and Skyline’s Brian Mogg are great pals on and off the golf course BY josh suman

Brian Mogg and Spencer Weiss know the meaning of the Skyline-Eastlake rivalry and the shared distaste when it comes to sports. But after the way the two met and the friendship that has endured during the years since, it is tough for either of the two to harbor much of that sentiment. When both were around 11 years old Weiss, now a sophomore at Eastlake and Mogg, currently in his sophomore year at Skyline, were paired together in the final round of a Washington Junior Golf Association tournament with a trip to state on the line. For much of the round Weiss struggled, which as it often does for young athletes on such a stage, resulted in diminished confidence. But soon, encouragement was coming from an unfamiliar source. “He (Mogg) was telling me I was going to make state,” said Weiss, who rebounded to save the round and make the state tournament that year. “We still help each other when we’re not playing well.” The two have continued to build their friendship on the course and off it, playing together once a week at Sahalee when they aren’t taking in the timeless teenage past time of “hanging out,” and have brought their families together as well. With both vying for a spot in the WJGA

Spencer Weiss, left, and Brian Mogg are two of the top golfers in the KingCo 4A. While the attend separate schools, Eastlake and Skyline, they maintain a great friendship and rivalry. Josh Suman Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter state tournament and the final round of district play only minutes away at Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle, Mogg’s father Gary was

on his way across the SR 520 floating bridge when he realized he had made a drastic mistake.

Rather than the two people required to use the HOV lane on other area freeways, Mogg was in the lone span requiring three. One fewer than he had. With an officer writing a citation and the seconds ticking away on a potential disqualification for Brian, Gary phoned Weiss’ father, who was already at the course and drove to pick up Brian from the side of the highway just in time to shoot a state qualifying score. “I would have missed my tee time if he hadn’t come back,” Brian said. Both finished their first season with their respective prep teams at the state tournament as well in 2011, with Weiss earning a 34th place finish with a two-day 157, good enough to help the Wolves to a runner-up team finish. Mogg ended in sixth place with a two-day 148 and was only three strokes off a tie for third as the only Spartan at the tournament. This season, both hope to leave their mark on the state again; Weiss and teammates Li Wang and Jack Fisher qualified in the fall and the Wolves also have an alternate for the field in junior Will Sharp. Mogg also qualified after an 11th place finish at districts and will be one of two Spartans in the field along with freshman Kelley Sullivan. “I’m hoping to get into the top five,” Weiss said of the state tournament. “Hopefully, Brian and I are there in the end. That would be pretty cool.”

The 10th annual Cougar Mountain Trail Running Series returns next month with the first of five races along the mountain’s 36 miles of trails. The series includes runs of five, 10, 13.1 and 31 (with a 20-mile alternative option) miles through

August. “Our longstanding partnership creates a fantastic race series for the running community, and greatly benefits all parks visitors with a cleaner and more enjoyable environment,” King County Parks Director Kevin Brown said. The series gets underway May 12 with a fivemile run – the first of five races on various stretches of Cougar Mountain’s scenic, 36-mile trail network. Runs of 8, 10, 13.1 and final race of 31 miles (with an option to run a 20-mile race instead) are

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Police found a woman and a man having sex in their car at the park and ride in the Issaquah Highlands, after someone reported the affair April 14. The officer asked them to get dress and leave per the request of security.


As a group of more than 60 volunteers toiled away, digging out piles of weeds, and planting rolling fields of wildflowers, all it took was a quick glance east at a captivating view of the Cascades bathed in sunshine to see why they were here. These volunteers spent their afternoon April 14 at Snoqualmie Point Park for Friends of the Forest Day on April 14, a collaborative volunteer project put together by the U.S. Forest Service, Mountain to Sound Greenway, and the state Department of Natural Resources, among other organizations. A diverse group of volunteers rooted around in mounds of dirt, working to make the park a continued destination for outdoors enthusiasts throughout the region. “I really like dirt and getting dirty,” said 17-year-old Michele Dusche, a junior at Eastlake High School. “The real perk is this view you don’t get to see everyday.” The park was set to become an office area in the late 1990s before a consortium of businesses, government organizations, and nonprofits stepped up to buy the area with the intention to keep it a public park. Since 1999, when the park was purchased, groups continued work to beautify the area, which is one of Snoqualmie’s top outdoor destinations. The park connects to numerous trails including Rattlesnake Mountain. Featuring an amphitheater sitting in the shadow of

the mountains, it is an often-used spot for concerts and weddings. “We’ve got this incredible jewel out here; it’s basically the gateway to the Cascades,” said Margaret Ullman, membership and community manager for Mountains to Sound Greenway, an organization that works to preserve natural attractions through the Interstate 90 corridor. But plants and trees at times have a tough time growing in the soil. The park is littered with invasive species and weak soil that organizers and volunteers worked to remedy. Volunteers had a variety of reasons for helping out. Some were outdoor junkies who wanted to see a park they frequented preserved. Dusche and her group of high school cohorts were there as part of their involvement in the National Charity League. For Ron Fues, a Seattle native, it was about teaching responsibility. Fues brought with him his two children, Sonya, 8 and Tony, 5. While Fues raked tirelessly through a field to prepare for flower planting, he urged the children to join alongside him. Fues hoped to impart in his children a sense of duty and willingness to undertake community service projects in the future. “I want to make it a habit to make it seem more natural when they grow up.”

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INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL Exchange Representative: Earn supplemental income placing and supervising high school exchange students. Volunteer host families also needed. Promote world peace! ACACIA BURIAL Plot, $2,190 (Lake City). Acacia Memorial Park, Birch Schools & Training Section, one grave site. ATTEND COLLEGE on- L ove l y o l d e r s e c t i o n , line from home. *Medical beautifully maintained. A *Business *Criminal Jus- few steps off the road tice. *Hospitality. Job next to the fountain and placement assistance. Greenbelt at the top of Computer available. Fi- the park. Perpetual fee nancial Aid if qualified. included. Acacias price SCHEV cer tified. Call for this section is $3,991. We are asking $2,190 866-483-4499. and are looking for a quick sale to close the estate. Call Chris 425405-0664 or email

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$1100-CEMETERY Plot. Quiet, peaceful spot under a stunning shade tree in section 3. Enumc l aw C e m e t e r y ove r looks gorgeous Mount R a i n i e r. B e a u t i f u l l y maintained grounds at 23717 SE 416 th St. If sold by the cemeter y, this plot would sell for $1,250. Save yourself some money, call to discuss the details. Jeff at 253-740-5450. (2) CEMETERY Spaces, side by side, in Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue. Spaces 11 and 12 in Lot 25 in the Garden of Assurance. Asking $22,000 each or best offe r. C a l l D aw n a t (360)757-1476 2 MONUMENT PLOTS in the gorgeous Gethsemane Cemetery. Side by side, close in, near entrance, not far from sidewalk. Easy walk for visiting. All paid and included is the Grounds Care; 2 Lawn Crypt boxes (to enclose your caskets), plus the opening & closing costs. Friendly h e l p f u l s t a f f. Va l u e d $ 8 , 3 6 5 . S e l l fo r o n l y $7,500. Call 253-2725005. CEMETERY PLOT G r e e n wo o d M e m o r i a l Park in Renton. One plot ava i l a bl e i n b e a u t i f u l Rhododendron section. Purchased in 1966 among Renton families and veterans. This section is filled, lock in price now! $4000. For more details, call Alice: 425277-0855

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Charlie Bush

Bush hired as deputy city admin Mayor Ava Frisinger named Charlie Bush as her deputy city administrator. “His depth of experience, proven leadership and excellent communication skills will be a wonderful asset to Issaquah,” Frisinger said. Bush had worked in municipal government for 14 years, most recently as the city administrator for the City of Prosser. Bush completed several capital projects in Prosser, and focused on building a high-performance organization at City Hall.

Could take 3 weeks to fix barricade The barricade on 42nd Street in Sammamish was badly damaged April 17 when an intoxicated driver crashed into it. As a result, the gate no longer works properly and firetrucks and other emergency vehicles are unable to open it electronically. The city has decided to keep the gate open so emergency personnel will have full access to nearby homes. King County crews have completed their evaluation of the damaged barricade on NE 42nd Street in Sammamish and have determined it could be up to three weeks before repairs are completed. The decision to keep the gate open for a short time will have no bearing on the city’s formal connectivity process and longterm barricade evaluation. The intoxicated driver responsible for the damage has been cited for a DUI and a hit-and-run violation.

Correction In the April 6 blotter item titled “Teen arrested after bringing kitchen knife to school” by Celeste Gracey, the location of the incident was incorrect. The student was arrested at a school on the 300 block of Southeast Evans Street.

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CANCER CARE Fighting Cancer with Naturopathic Nutrition Strategies Learn from a naturopath how food and nutrition can affect cancer care. Lake Hills Library: Tuesday, May 1, 5-6:30 p.m.

Hair Alternatives An appearance consultant shares ideas for dressing up with hats, scarves and accessories. Swedish/Issaquah: Wednesday, May 2, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Getting Your Cardiovascular and Physical Strength Back After Cancer Treatment A naturopathic doctor shares tips on restoring your heart and body. Issaquah Library: Tuesday, May 8, 7-8:30 p.m.

Pain and the Brain: New Thoughts, New Treatments Hear about changes in the central nervous system and how you can decrease pain without medication. Swedish/Issaquah: Wednesday, May 23, 6-7:30 p.m.

JOINT HEALTH Joint Replacement: The Right Choice for You? Learn about the latest in knee and hip replacements, including MAKO roboticassisted surgery for partial knee replacements. Swedish/Issaquah: Thursday, May 3, 6-8 p.m.


Newborn Preparation Helpful information on newborn care and breastfeeding. Fee: $85. Swedish/Issaquah: Friday, May 11, 3-9 p.m.

Sibling Preparation Help big brothers and sisters aged 3–10 prepare for the new baby. Fee: $20 per sibling. Swedish/Issaquah: Friday, May 11, 4-5:30 p.m.

Infant Safety and CPR Recommended for anyone who cares for infants up to 1 year old. Fee: $40 (covers two people). Swedish/Issaquah: Wednesday, May 2, 6-9 p.m. - or - Sunday, May 20, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.

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Issaquah Library: Tuesday, May 15, 7-8:30 p.m.

Build a bridge between you and your 9- to 12-year-old daughter. Fee: $30 per family (includes two adults and one child).

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Swedish/Redmond: Thursday, May 17, 6:30-9 p.m.

The Anticancer Lifestyle Explore recent findings on how to increase your resistance to cancer.

Learn strategies for maintaining overall good health from a naturopath. Lake Hills Library: Tuesday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m.


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Help feel confident and prepared for the birth of your baby. Fee: $110 (covers two people).

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Swedish/Issaquah: Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. - or - Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


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Join us for this interactive class on good nutrition for you and your family.

Learn a variety of techniques to cope with labor. Fee: $35 (covers two people).

Swedish/Redmond: Tuesday, May 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Swedish/Issaquah: Friday, May 11, 6-8 p.m.

Children and Sleep Swedish/Redmond: Wednesday, May 23, 6-7 p.m.

Adult Sleep: Causes of Non-Restorative Sleep Explore treatment options for poor sleep, and learn tips for a better night’s slumber. Swedish/Redmond: Wednesday, May 30, 6-7 p.m

WEIGHT LOSS Weight Loss Surgery Seminar Learn more about different types of weightloss surgery from a Swedish bariatric surgeon. Bellevue: Thursday, May 10, 6-8 p.m. Swedish/Issaquah: Thursday, May 24, 6-8 p.m.

Registration is required for all classes. For pregnancy, childbirth and infant care classes, register at or call 206-215-3338. To register and see additional classes, visit or call 206-386-2502. Unless noted, all classes are held at Swedish/Issaquah: 751 N.E. Blakely Dr., Off I-90 at Exit 18

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April 27, 2012 edition of the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter