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Internment opponent awarded Medal of Freedom BY ROBERT WHALE

The late Gordon Hirabayashi, an Auburn native and World War II internment opponent, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on April 27. The Medal of Freedom, to be presented at a ceremony this spring, is the nation’s

highest civilian honor. Presidents often used it to highlight people or issues important to them. The White House honored Hirabayashi posthumously, one of 13 recipients announced this week. Among the other Medal of Freedom winners were astronaut [ more HIRABAYASHI page 4 ]


City considers contracting out court services By ROBERT WHALE

Fretting the rising costs of operating Auburn’s Municipal Court, City leaders are weighing, among other options, whether to contract out the court’s functions to King County District Court. Recently the City asked KCDC to explain what it could do. Members of the City’s Municipal Service Committee met last week with Corinna Harn, chief presiding judge of King County District Court, and her staff to talk about a proposed interlocal agreement between the KCDC and the City of Auburn, to learn what the court could offer Au-

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Josiah Lafountaine, 8, enjoys his suspension on the apparatus at the Auburn Valley Y’s Healthy Kids Day last Saturday. The Y invited kids and families from the community to participate in the event, which promotes youth health and wellness. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Jonathan Shines makes his pitch for a spot in CBS’ “Big Brother” Season 14 during auditions at the Muckleshoot Casino. SHAWN SKAGer, Auburn Reporter

Auburn has earned recognition from KaBOOM! – a national nonprofit organization dedicated to saving play – as a 2012 Playful City USA community for its efforts to increase recreational and physical activ-

burn, and to explore whether it could do everything the Auburn court now does while saving the City money. Costs associated with the Auburn court, probation — alternatives to jail — and incarceration are expected to pass the $10 million per year mark, about 18 percent of Auburn’s general fund budget, by 2013, City Finance Director Shelley Coleman told the committee. Sentencing practices, probation services and alternatives to jail that the Auburn court uses to respond to the increasing number of offenders sentenced to jail [ more Courts page 3 ]

ity opportunities for children. Auburn is a four-time recipient of the honor. Kenmore, Mercer Island and Parkland also were chosen Playful Cities. Hailing from 41 states, the 213 Playful City USA honorees range in size from six-time honorees such as Orlando and Phoenix to first-time recipient [ more PLAYFUL page 4 ]

‘It’s every man for himself’ Local hopefuls audition for spot in reality TV show By SHAWN SKAGER

It’s Saturday and gamblers are jamming the Muckleshoot Casino. On the gaming floor electronic slot machines chirp, beep and

ring out siren calls, luring patrons with flashing lights, gaudy graphics and promises of riches in exchange for a few dollars. In the Auburn casino’s Club Galaxy a different breed of

gambler gathers. Gamblers like 21-year-old Jonathan Shines from Roy, who came to audition for a shot at stardom on the reality show “Big Brother.” “I’ve been watching reality shows since I was in third or

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Fire & Rescue Blotter The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 182 calls for service between April 23 and April 29, among them the following:

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Car accident: 3:36 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters responding to a motor vehicle accident on southbound Highway 167 found a three-car accident with moderate to heavy damage to all three vehicles. Firefighters evaluated all the parties and left them at the scene with no apparent injuries.

Aid Call: 8 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a girl complaining of severe head pain. Responding personnel treated the girl, and a private ambulance transported her to ARMC for further care.

Aid call: 9:45 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responded to an elderly female complain-

Lola Michelle Reagan, 4, watches as Lions Club volunteer Joe Chase prepares to clean her catch at the organization’s ninth annual Special Needs Youth Fishing Derby at Auburn’s Mill Pond Park last Saturday. The Lions of Zone C-3 District 19C support the event each spring. Preschool and school-age special needs youth were invited to the free derby. Siblings and friends also were welcomed.

[ courts from page 1 ] keep driving the costs up. Today, Auburn has 700 offenders in one program or another at any given time, with the City paying for most of the 700 urine samples and analyses performed per month, paying for alcohol and drug rehabilitation, mental health services, electronic home monitoring and more. Faced with like rising costs, 12 King County cities, including Burien, already contract with KCDC. Extrapolating from data drawn from contract-city Burien and using that city – KCDC sends Burien’s misdemeanant inmates to the SCORE jail just south of Seatac Airport as Auburn does – as an “apples-to-apples comparison,” Harn said, the City of Auburn would see its average daily population at the jail decrease, resulting in significant savings. “Burien’s not that different in the kinds of cases it creates than yours,” Harn, but KCDC judges are, on the whole, more inclined to find less costly alternatives to jail than their peers in Auburn. “I think it has a lot to do with [judge philosophy] … but it’s also making sure that people who are booked there get in and out when they don’t need to be there. We have a lot of systems in place to make sure, for example, that they appear in front of the judge via video. “We have made a concerted effort to only put those people

in jail who really need to be there. And if there are other alternatives, whether it’s work release, or home detention, we use those in lieu of jail whenever that’s appropriate. It doesn’t mean we don’t send people to jail for a long time on the appropriate cases, but our judges are fairly conservative dealing with the other alternatives before that,” Harn said. Councilwoman Largo Wales pressed the point. “So what you are saying is that if you were here in Auburn, using our population, you would probably cut our [average daily jail population] in half” Wales asked. “Yes,” said Harn, “or more.” Based on Auburn’s 2010 case data and KCDC’s 2010 operating budget, King County’s proposal is for $1.9 million. Costs associated with the public defender were removed from the court budget and the cost to maintain the court facility by the City was included in the overall KCDC cost Should Auburn contract with KCDC, the court would operate out of the building on East Main, leasing space in return for cost of services included in the proposal. The proposed interlocal agreement for services includes services such as re-licensing, mental health court, veterans court, drug court relicensing court, in-custody calendars six days a week, commissioned law enforcement officers and screeners for courthouse security, and electronic court records.


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April 26 Fire Alarm: 9:57 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to an automatic fire alarm triggered by a water surge. Firefighters contacted a sprinkler company to make the necessary repairs.

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April 28 Aid Call: 9:27 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics responded to an elderly woman complaining of a rapid heart rate. King County Medics treated and transported her to to ARMC.

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[4] May 4, 2012 [ HIRABAYASHI from page 1 ] “But then I thought, ‘If I couldn’t accept curfew, how can I accept this thing? It’s even worse. I’m not going to allow my citizenship to be usurped without my protest.” So he refused to board the last Seattle bus carting Japanese-Americans away to internment camps. In so doing, he became one of only three JapaneseAmericans during World War II to violate the government’s exclusion order. Ultimately, Hirabayashi, who grew up in the farming community of Thomas, north of Auburn, surrendered to the FBI. He was arrested, convicted and sentenced to 90 days in a prison camp in Arizona. “I wasn’t a rebel looking for a cause,” Hirabayashi, who died Jan. 2 at age 93 in the Canadian city of

Edmonton, told the University of Washington in a and former Sen. John 2000 newsletter. “In fact, I Glenn, former Secretary of was preparing to go. But in State Madeleine Albright the days before I was supand singer-songwriter Bob posed to leave, I realized Dylan. that I couldn’t do it.” Following the Japanese Hirabayashi had sufattack on Pearl Harbor on fered from Alzheimer’s for Dec. 7, 1941, Hirabayashi, several years, according to a 24-year-old senior at the family. University of WashingHis case, Hirabayashi ton and a 1937 Auburn v. United States, eventuHigh School graduate, ally reached the Sudefied an executive order preme Court, where the from President Franklin American Civil Liberties Roosevelt mandating an 8 Union argued that the p.m. curfew for all people exclusion order violated of Japanese descent living Hirabayashi’s civil rights. on the West Coast. The High Court ruled, And in May 1942 when however, that military the government issued its necessity justified imposinfamous order for forced ing an ethnicity-specific removal to internment curfew. camps of all people of JapHirabayashi served time anese descent living on the in prison and in a work West Coast, Hirabayashi camp before his pardon in once again intended to go 1947. along. After the war, Hirabayashi earned his doctorate in sociology Locally Owned! = = Auburn's = = and served as department chair at three universities, including the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he spent 24 years before 253-804-6700 his 1983 retirement. 1119 EAST MAIN ST • AUBURN 7am 10pm Everyday (NEXT TO PECKENPAUGH'S DRUGS) Shortly after his Lotto • Money orders • ATM • EBT • Debit - Visa - MC • Copies • Fax retirement, Hirabayashi Prices good through May 15, 2012 received a call from Peter Irons, a political PRODUCE MEAT science professor at the Boneless University of California, San Diego. Hall said he had found documents that showed evidence of government misconduct in 1942. Hirabayashi’s case Boneless was retried. His convicSkinless tion was overturned in ¢ $ 99 Chicken $ 99 ¢ LB Breasts 1987. EA LB LB



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wins a $500,000 cash prize. Shines – who hopes to attend college at either Central Washington or fourth grade,” Shines said. Washington State – said the “And when I get older, after popularity contest aspect I’m done with college, I of the show plays to his want to act. So I believe strengths. this is the best opportunity “Everybody else on the for me to get to that next show is just one person. I’m level, kind of rub shoulders the athlete, I’m the honors and get some experience. kid, the ASB president, the As well as a chance to win theater guy who $500,000. That’s was the lead in something I can use the school play,” to get to college and Shines said. “I’m support my mom kind of the melting and my little sisters.” pot of different “Big Brother” has personalities and offered contestants cliques. I’m able a shot at fame and to get along with fortune since 2000. Williams anybody. I can Based on a Dancommunicate ish television show with everybody because I that debuted in 1997, the blend in with everybody. I American version of “Big don’t discriminate against Brother” features an asnobody.” sembled cast of ordinary The competitive aspect people, living with and also appeals to Shines. competing against one “I hate losing,” Shines another in a house where said. “I don’t lose anythey are isolated from the thing, whether it’s a basoutside world and filmed ketball game or a football 24 hours a day for three game with my best friend. months. The residents vie For $500,000, I’m going to be the last standing, to win everything I can. dodging eviction from the That’s why I want to be on house by winning contests the show, because compeof endurance and athletic tition drives me.” skill and forging alliances with other house members. Seattle’s Devin Williams, Contestants are eliminated a Green River Community by the votes of their houseCollege graduate, also turned mates. The final resident out for the auditions.

Like Shines, Williams admitted that the competitive nature of the show appeals to him. “I’m smart, I’m pretty savvy,” Williams said. “I’m pretty easy to get along with. I’m a team player. But if it came down to it, surviving as an individual, I know it’s every man for himself. We can be nice to each other now, but we’re not going home together, and that check is coming home to me.” At Saturday’s audition, Williams, Shines and other potential reality stars got the chance to show their stuff in front of a camera, making their one-minute appeals in a curtained-off area on the club’s dance floor. “I’m not going to just tell them what I’m about, I’m going to do my best to show them,” Shines said as he prepared to pass through the curtains. “I’m a funny person. I’m outgoing. So I don’t just want to stand still in front of the mic. That’s what everybody is going to do. I’m going to pop. I’m going to show them why I stand out, and I truly believe that I stand out against everybody else.” “Big Brother” Season 14 premieres July 14 on CBS.

action plans to increase the quantity and quality of play in their community. “Some of the most innovative concepts and cost-effective programs are being developed in Playful City USA communities,” says Darell Hammond, founder and CEO of KaBOOM! “Cities like Auburn ... are key allies in the fight to combat the play deficit and serve as outstanding role models for

government and community leaders across the country.” Auburn is on the map nationally for its play opportunities. Last year KaBOOM! and the USA Weekend magazine selected Auburn to share the “playful city distinction” with some big cities: Columbus, Ohio, Hartford, Conn., San Francisco, Calif. and Orlando, Fla. Auburn was featured in the magazine.

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Ilalko wins district nutrition competition, and a visit from a former Seahawk Ilalko Elementary School won a district-wide nutrition competition. Ilalko was one of 10 schools participating in the Washington State Dairy Council (WSDC) competition to increase participation in the school’s breakfast program and improve student’s milk consumption. Ilalko showed the best improvement in both of these categories.

To recognize the school’s achievement, retired defensive back Nesby Glasgow, a 14-year NFL veteran who was with the Seattle Seahawks from 1988-92, paid the school a visit last week. Glasgow attended and played football at the University of Washington and was recognized as part of the Century Team. Today, he is a project director with The Pacific Institute in Seattle, creating motivational programs for schools and businesses. The WSDC supplied smoothie making equipment to schools in the Auburn School District to encourage them to make healthy

and nutritious smoothies and yogurt parfaits part of the regular school breakfast menu. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program developed by the National Dairy Council, WSDC and the National Football League, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). More than 70,000 schools are involved in Fuel Up to Play 60 nationwide. As part of the Fuel Up To Play 60 program, the WSDC also provided T-shirts and other prizes to the competing schools.

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Man’s marijuana conviction overturned By ROBERT WHALE

Washington’s Supreme Court late last month overturned a man’s conviction on marijuana charges, ruling that the City of Auburn didn’t have the authority to prosecute him under state law in municipal court. According to court records, Auburn police officers spotted Dustin Gauntt in late 2008 driving within the city limits, smoking

what appeared to be marijuana in a pipe. Officers stopped his vehicle, confirmed their suspicions about the pot and issued him a citation for possession of marijuana and use of drug paraphernalia. The City subsequently charged Gauntt with one count of possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana and one count of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. Before trial, he fought to dismiss both charges, arguing that while the City had adopted ordinances

prohibiting marijuana possession and use of drug paraphernalia, it had not adopted the mandatory minimum penalties for these crimes provided by the state statute under which he was charged. While the City agreed that its code did not provide for the mandatory minimum penalties, it contended that it still had authority to prosecute the crimes and seek these penalties under the state statute. The trial court denied the motion to dismiss, and

a judge found Gaunt guilty of both charges. Gauntt filed an appeal in superior court, again contending that the City had no authority to prosecute the crimes under state law because the state statute had not been adopted by the City. The Superior Court, the Appeals court and finally the state Supreme Court in a unanimous decision, agreed. Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers noted that while cities have the responsibility to prosecute misdemeanors committed within their jurisdictions, they must have their own laws to enforce.

“At the time Gauntt was arrested, the city of Auburn had not explicitly adopted either of the two statutes he was charged under, nor had it explicitly made the conduct itself a misdemeanor by ordinance,” Chambers wrote. Auburn has since changed its law to state that any misdemeanors under state law also constitute crimes within the city. City Attorney Dan Heid said he was disappointed, but doesn’t expect the ruling to have far reaching implications.

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Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between April 25 and April 30:

April 25


Theft: 10:20 a.m., 501 Oravetz Road SE. Thieves broke into another Auburn Riverside High School student’s vehicle and left with his stereo. Police did not disclose a value for the loss.

Theft: 8:40 p.m., 2117 Auburn Way S. Somebody stole a man’s cellphone.

Theft: 10 a.m., 517 23rd St. SE. Somebody swiped a man’s motorcycle tabs.

Theft from building: 12400 block of Southeast 288th Place. A resident allowed a friend to stay for a few days at his or her house, but the friend turned thief, slithering off with a check and trying to cash it in another city.

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April 29 Vandalism: 6:27 a.m., 800 block of 6th Street Southeast. Somebody damaged the mirror on a man’s vehicle. Police did not disclose a value for the damage. Burglary: Overnight, 300 block of West Main Street. A thief, or thieves, stole several riding lawn mowers. Police did not disclose a value for the loss. Vandalism: Overnight, 12110 Southeast 312th Street. Someone busted the windshield and kicked the driver’s side rear quarter panel of a white, 2006 Hummer.

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Theft: 2 a.m., 713 9th St. SE. Somebody stole a GPS and personal items from a vehicle. Police did not disclose a value for the loss.

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ATM fraud: 12 a.m., 200 block 37th Street Southeast. A woman reported weird stuff going on in her bank account.

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Theft: 10:10 a.m., 4600 block of Mill Pond Drive. Thieves broke into an Auburn Riverside High School student’s vehicle and relieved it of a car stereo and speakers. Police did not disclose a value for the loss.

Theft: 3200 block of 20th Street Southeast. Ginks unknown stole a garage door opener from their victim’s unlocked vehicle.

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Assault with hands and fists: 9:35 p.m., 13000 block of Southeast 305th Court. Police arrested a young man for punching and strangling his father.

Assault with a knife: 7:36 a.m., 336 Division Street. A 15-year-old girl raised a kitchen knife over her head and threatened to kill her mother before turning to breaking mirrors and picture frames inside her mother’s house.

Burglary: 1:55 a.m., 2301 M St. SE. Burglars broke into Pioneer Elementary school over the weekend. Police didn’t say if the intruders actually stole anything.

Vandalism: 9:02 p.m., 1111 17th St. SE. Somebody took out their frustrations and modern angst on an innocent bathroom door at a 76 Station. Threatening: 10:49 a.m., 30620 116th Ave. SE. Somebody wrote a timed bomb threat on an electrical box at Rainier Middle School. But there were no bombs, and nothing went off at the threatened time. Vehicle theft: 4 p.m., 2200 block of E Street Northeast. Somebody who had previously rented a man’s airplane suddenly, and for reasons that remain a mystery, refused to give it back. Theft: 2 p.m., 1101 Supermall Way SW. Somebody punched the door lock on the passenger door of a man’s white, 2009 Ford Ranger in the SuperMall parking lot, then stole a Blackberry cell phone, an I POD, and a flashlight. Police estimated the loss at $355. Problem dog: 4:12 p.m., 2200 block of M Street Northeast. King County Animal Control took a large dog into custody after it bit several passerby and acted aggressively toward officers. Burglary: Overnight, 3040 B St. NW. A burglar, or several of them, burgled four engines, scrap metal and a set of tow straps from within vehicles that had been parked outside a business. The owner reported some additional scrap metal stolen from a scrap container bin. Shoplifting: 5:48 p.m., 1210 Auburn Way N. Somebody stole a 9-week-old male Cockalier puppy from a pet store. A male later returned the puppy, claiming that a distressed female had asked him to return it.

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The long and agonizing NFL Draft ultimately proved sweet and rewarding for the Paulsons. Auburn’s football-loving family watched in great anticipation as coverage of the threeday draft wound down Saturday. As the draft entered the seventh and final round, however, David Paulson’s number had not been called. Paulson – a 6-foot-4, 241-pound tight end prospect from the University of Oregon and Auburn Riverside High School – was waiting quietly, anxiously, surrounded by family and friends at his house in Eugene, Ore. The draft party celebration was on hold. “It was tough. It was a long day,” said Paulson’s father, Scott. “(David and I) actually got out of his house for a little while and hit a bucket of (golf) balls and putted around on a green a little bit just to get away from it.” When they returned, Kristi Paulson’s phone lit up. Her number just happened to be the secondary contact for NFL clubs interested in pursuing her son’s exceptional skills as an all-purpose tight end. “I looked down on … and it showed a 412 area code,” she said, guessing its origin. It wasn’t long after David answered the call that his name flashed across the television screen. He had become a Pittsburgh Steeler, the 240th player taken in the complex, 253-selection process. “It’s been a goal of mine forever,” David said of playing on Sundays. “Growing up I’ve been a real big fan of football and always wanted a chance to play in the NFL.” His first opportunity begins this weekend when he reports for the Steelers’ mini camp for rookies. Months of hard, offseason workouts prepared him well for this moment. Paulson has swift feet, soft hands and the necessary smarts to command a thick playbook. Last week’s poll results:

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Allow the Pacific mayor to lead, work I would suggest that those trying to remove Pacific Mayor Cy Sun from office are doing so for a different reason than stated in the article (“Council, union cast vote of no confidence in Pacific mayor”, Auburn Reporter, April 27). I ask myself: Is he simply disliked by the powers-thatbe in Pacific for his intent to “clean house” there? The reasons laid out by the Auburn Reporter for Mr. Sun’s situation in office are his “… unprofessional behavior, outbursts, slanders of citizens, organizations, business owners, other city representatives and council members …” seem to be nothing more than opinion — and most especially, the opinion of the City Council members. A “hostile work environment” is difficult to prove. Leaders have an obligation to

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to 48 percent in 2010 – 55 percent of which are children of color. This drastic shift in our demographics compels us to apply a more comprehensive approach to policy development, at all levels of government, especially in areas as diverse as South King County. If you look at major social indicators such as poverty and high school drop-out rates, two conclusions are evident:

good about themselves about the situation. But the outcome leaves me feeling unsettled. Why wasn’t Mr. Sun given more time to “make good?” Perhaps more important, why did Pacific citizens elect a man they did not intend to let do his job? I come away from the article feeling that Mr. Sun’s situation was not likely executed due to Mr. Sun’s quirky behaviors, nor by the general citizenry of Pacific, but by a group of influential municipal office holders with a solid investment in avoiding the consequences of a house-cleaning mayor. – Kathleen Hamilton

Drivers, wake up, prevent backups As a daily commuter on A Street Southeast from Lakeland Hills Way to downtown Auburn, I have seen several [ more LETTERS page 8 ]

1. There is a substantial gap between services and need. 2. Limited opportunities exist for a majority of South County residents. If you live in South King County, you are more likely to be living below the poverty line and have children attending schools with high dropout rates. More than 42 percent of South King County residents are below the poverty line. And the dropout rate in South County is around 23 percent, which is twice as high as East King County. [ more guest op page 9 ]

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“I have experience in a lot of different things,” he said. “I’ve Paulson visited the Steelers two lined up in the backfield, in the weeks ago. He met with coaches slot, played some H-back, some and front office personnel but until true tight end, so I’m experilast Saturday, wasn’t entirely sure enced in a lot of different things. if he would be drafted to wear the I’m excited to take that to the black and gold. next level.” In the back of his mind, he was The Oregon years have been preparing for free agency. rewarding for Paulson the stuBut the long-awaited call dent, player and regular guy. He came. His big challenge had just credits the support of his parents begun. and two older brothers for his The Steelers are rich in tight success. ends, but open to ideas. Off the field, he is a Paulson will compete standout student, on for a roster spot behind schedule to complete veterans Heath Miller, his master’s in business Weslye Saunders and administration. Leonard Pope. On the field, Paulson was The Steelers expect one of the best tight ends to take advantage of in the country. He finished Paulson’s versatility, his career with 67 recepD. Paulson perhaps use him in an tions for 1,041 yards and H-back role. 10 scores. He capped his “He’s a tight end that has senior season with a 10-yard catch played in a multiple offense,” said in Oregon’s 45-38 victory over Steelers tight ends coach James Wisconsin in the Jan. 2 Rose Bowl. Daniel. “He has done some inThe Ducks (12-2), finished fourth line stuff, some backfield stuff in the polls, winning their third and some slot stuff. He’s a guy consecutive conference title. that has some talent and some And now Paulson is a pro. position flexibility for us. Sundays promise to be different “He can catch, block in-line for the Auburn family. and block in the backfield. He “It’s amazing … You look at can block in the slot,” Daniel the paper and you see his name said. “He’s been playing in the in there, it’s kind of hard to beOregon offense, which is as wide lieve,” Scott Paulson said. “Such a open as any offense in college small percentage make it.” football right now. There have Added Kristi Paulson: “We’re been some tight ends that have real proud of him, with all the come out of that offense that are hard work. It was well deserved. playing in the league right now.” It was fun.” Paulson is willing to take on “It’s a dream come true … it’s a the challenge. little boy’s dream come true.”

instances where school buses traveling northbound on A Street Southeast to pickup and drop off children have caused confusion with Auburn’s drivers. A Street Southeast is a fourlane roadway with two lanes northbound and two lanes southbound. The center left turn lane is not one of those lanes. When drivers are traveling in the same direction as the bus, northbound, and the bus driver stops to pickup or drop off children, they activate the bus’ red lights and stop sign. You are required to stop and not pass that bus. Those who are the most confused are the motorists driving in the southbound lanes, where the busses do not stop. These southbound motorists are not required to stop, when the bus’ lights are on, because A Street Southeast has more than one lane in each direction. The location with the most confused drivers is A Street Southeast at the entrance to the White River Estates, near Mark’s Market store. At 3:20 p.m., a northbound bus drops off kids who live in the estates. Today, I saw those southbound drivers stop for the northbound bus, causing traffic to backup in both southbound lanes, from the driveway of the estates to 41st Street. (Ellingson Road). Traffic could not cross the intersection, and vehicles turning from 41st Street could not turn to south-

bound A Street Southeast. If you are one of those confused drivers, wake up. You are causing an unnecessary backup of traffic when you don’t have to. – Vic Stevens

Fed up with City’s approach Thank you Mr. York (April 20 letters to editor) for the well-written observations with regard to the apparent bias that the Auburn Reporter has toward the City of Auburn. Also noted are all of the other letters in the same issue from taxpayers who are so fed up with the direction this City has taken. I think that there is an urgent need for more citizen involvement in the affairs of our community. I would like to add some observations with regard to comments and actions from City managers. The pathetic excuses and acts of concern for public safety and quality of life have become mind-numbingly tedious. In the frantic effort to “expand the tax base,” look at the state of downtown. Much less than I imagined. Voters, this is what you get when you vote for a former banker to be your mayor whose only concern and skill are to extract more money out of you by any and all means that are legally possible, which is much more than you ever imagined. – William Riedel

Worn roads will cost us in long run To all those who voted against road repairs: So the mayor failed to keep a promise. Is that a reason to throw away a second chance to get our roads fixed? You’ll be complaining the loudest when you have to start replacing shocks, springs, tires and brakes, which will cost a lot more than the few nickels the bond required. Think about it. – Joanne Morrison

Enough of these rising water bills Again, I’m directing this letter to Mayor Pete Lewis and the high cost of my water bill. My most recent water bill has jumped up significantly when I know for a fact that my consumption was down. As we all know, we have had record amounts of snowfall in the mountains and record amounts of rainfall in the lowlands. There should be no reason for any water consumption restrictions this summer, and there should be no reason that Auburn residents’ water bills should be so high. What is our money really being used for? The pipes have been laid and paid for years ago, so come on, maintenance doesn’t cost that much. I should be seeing a reduction in future bills, not an increase. – Jeanne Herold



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May 4, 2012 [9] [ GUEST OP from page 7 ] I share these statistics not to diminish hope, but rather to spur people to action. I believe when there is a need, opportunity presents itself – and I hope that our collective action results in the opportunity being created for all families and children to thrive. It really boils down to this: “Our problems, some of which I identified above, can’t be solved unless those of us that live in the community choose to solve them.” In King County government, we are leading with our Social Justice and Equity Initiative. This initiative ensures that the principles of justice and equity are incorporated into all of our work. It directly addresses equity in our community. It removes the barriers that deny access to economic success and physical well-being by advocating the belief that everyone be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. For example, in Public Health, the application of this initiative improved access for underrepresented communities by expanding the translation services for more than 20 languages spoken in King County. Auburn’s Soos Creek Botanical Gardens and Auburn Mountainview High School host a free rain garden workshop May 24. The workshop runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the school, 28900 124th Ave. SE (use parking lot entrance off 132nd Avenue Southeast). Participants at the workshop will learn how to create their own rain gardens to help protect Puget Sound. Rain gardens function like native forests to help slow down, soak up and filter polluted water

And in the Department of Transportation the initiative spurred investments in sidewalks and safer streets in our communities, thereby improving access to bus service and connections to shopping and employment centers. These are just two examples of King County government’s effort to address disparities in South King County. The goal is to expand opportunities for all, which will allow people to lead a healthier life and feel safe in our community. That kind of success will be incremental and take time. It will require more advocates, more volunteers, and more of us South County residents to stand up and say “we can do better.” By doing so, we are embracing our community values to provide a safe place for all to live, work, and play, and an opportunity for our children to flourish. Together we can make South King County thrive – empowered by a diverse and growing community helping shape our neighborhoods for a healthier, brighter future.

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After decades of providing advanced medical eye care to residents in and around the Green River Valley, a specialty surgical practice has moved out of its small, leased Auburn location – and into its own 8,100-square-foot building within sight of the old front door. Evergreen Eye Center’s larger facility, 700 M St. NE, offers expanded services, such as retinal laser treatments and injections for macular degeneration, said Dr. Robert Tester, who also

specializes in microincisional cataract surgery. In addition to offering the latest technologies in diagnostic imaging and photography equipment for medical eye care, the new site is designed with patient comfort in mind, said Richard Boudreau, practice manager for Evergreen Eye Center’s four clinics and surgery center. “We’ve taken what we’ve learned in decades of patient care and incorporated that into the layout, design and services of this clinic,” he said.

The new facility is equipped with 12 exam rooms, a retina lab, a laser room, handicapped parking, automatic doors, and a callahead concierge service for patients needing additional help. From the single-level entry, wide hallways, reception areas and seating with a fireplace and refreshment service to the advanced equipment and patient education technology, the new clinic merges the best of medicine with the spa-like comfort of an elegant lodge. The public is invited to celebrate at the open house from 5:30-8 p.m., May 31. More information is available at 800-340-3595, or online at www.evergreeneye. com.

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MultiCare Health System to buy Auburn Regional Medical Center MultiCare Health System, a regional, nonprofit integrated health system headquartered in Tacoma, has announced plans to purchase the hospital and clinic assets of Auburn Regional Medical Center from Universal Health Services Inc., a corporation based in King of Prussia, Pa.

The sale is subject to regulatory review, which is expected to take place by late summer. “We are very excited to welcome Auburn Regional Medical Center into the MultiCare network,” said Diane Cecchettini, RN, president and CEO of MultiCare.

May 4, 2012 [11] “This is great news for patients, physicians and employees.” Auburn Regional Medical Center, a 213-bed hospital Coomes with 861 employees, has served the community since 1921. Auburn Medical will become part of MultiCare’s integrated nonprofit health care system, which includes Tacoma General

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Correction The Jessica McAllister story in the April 20 issue of the Auburn Reporter misidentified the goalie trainer McAllister worked with. McAllister has worked with Richard Reece for the past three years.

Ravens look to postseason By SHAWN SKAGER

Auburn Riverside’s boys baseball team earned the No. 4 seed into the South Puget Sound League 4A baseball playoffs with a 10-2 win against Kentlake at Auburn Mountainview High School on Monday. The Ravens exploded, piling up 13 hits. “This is the first time offensively that I feel like we’ve taken a big step forward,” said Ravens coach Jon Aarstad. “This is the first time we’ve gone out against a formidable opponent, a playoff team, and put up some good numbers.” Sophomore first baseman Joey Galeno was 2-for-4 from the plate with a double and four RBIs to lead the Ravens. Junior second baseman Justin Jacobs was 3-for-2 with two RBIs, and junior shortstop Austin Marty added two hits, an RBI, a double and three runs. Seniors Kameron Boardway, Nick Minteer, and sophomore Kevin Thomson, each scored two runs.


For most athletes high school sports are their ticket to the next level. In high profile sports like basketball and football, colleges and universities look to the prep ranks to fill their rosters. In some sports, such as soccer and gymnastics, however, it’s the club teams that draw the attention of college recruiters. This is also true with boys and girls water polo. Although the sport is gaining popularity at the high school level, with several South King County schools boasting teams – including Au-

On the hill, junior starter Adam Parke earned the win with five innings of work. Parke allowed just four hits, one earned run and struck out two. Michael Rucker pitched one inning in relief,


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burn, Auburn Riverside and Auburn Mountainview – it’s the clubs that are king. Locally, the PNW Shores club team, based at Federal Way’s King County Aquatic Center, has provided water polo athletes looking to hone their skills and move on to the next level a chance to play year round. “The big thing the club really tries to provide is an opportunity for kids who want to play in college,” said coach Michael Wensman. “It’s really great for them because it provides extra opportunities for them to be seen by college coaches.

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Caitlin Carr signs with Lewis - Clark State Auburn Mountainview senior hoopster Caitlin Carr will attend and play basketball at Lewis - Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. Carr, a post player for the Lions, is a two-time South Puget Sound League 3A Most Valuable Player and a fouryear starter for the Lions. She was also selected to the SPSL 3A all-league first-team

as a sophmore. In 2011 Carr helped lead Auburn Mountainview to a sixth-place finish at the Washington State 3A Girls Basketball Championships. The Lewis - Clark Warriors finished the 2011-2012 season ranked No. 12 in the national NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches poll.

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record for the week. Against New Mexico State University on April 28, Kaneshiro keyed a 5-0 Utah State win, going Kaneshiro 1-of-2 from the plate with a threerun home run and a run

scored. For the week Kaneshiro went 5-of-14 for a .357 batting average. Her slugging percentage for the week was .653. Kaneshiro, who broke the Utah State fastpitch home run record last season, is hitting .340 this season with seven home runs, 22 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

school for Mercer Island before moving on to play collegiately at Whittier College in California – water polo opportunities in Washington State pale in comparison to the sport’s popularity in Southern California. “We’re pretty far behind,” he said. “In California they have 10-and-under water polo now. Down there the kids that are 18 have been playing for eight years. Along with that, not only have they been playing since they were 10, they’ve played more. Up here the problem we have is we’re so far behind game-wise. In order to get games, you really have to travel down to California to get them. And that’s difficult for some people to do. So it’s hard to get good quality

games to play up here.” That results in a big gap in talent, Wensman added. “Kids in California play in tournaments every single weekend, so over the summer they can get 60-70 games in, where our kids can get maybe 25 games,” Wensman said. “You add that up over the course of eight or nine years and you’re behind like 700-800 games. That’s really where Washington is behind, I think.” PNW Shores is out to change that, however, by exposing its players to higher competition on the numerous road trips the team takes during the summer. “All the kids learn things

[ club from page 12 ] Formerly known as Pacific Northwest United, PNW Shores partners with the San Diego Shores Water Polo Club, one of the most successful youth programs in the country. “The great thing for (our players) is Shores is always in the top-five at Junior Olympics. They’re one of the top-three teams in the country. Olympians come out of there,” Wensman said. “So those kids have a great opportunity to go down and play for them. We don’t have the resources up here to offer the competition they can get down there.” According to Wensman – a former PNW United player who competed in high

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playing club with her high school teammates. “We’re all on high school teams (as well as club), so we definitely share moves and get people interested in water polo as well,” Lanz said. Auburn Mountainview girls coach Dannette Schreib agreed: “Any time you get a club person, whether it’s swim, soccer or water polo, it helps,” she said. “I think the club players are better under pressure, because they’re in those situations more. They’re also practicing all year instead of just the three months during the high school season, so they get so much more experience.”

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from traveling and getting those extra games,” Wensman said. And what’s good for the club players is also good for local high school teams. “Those kids take it back to their high schools and bring some knowledge that otherwise those kids wouldn’t get,” Wensman said. Avalon Lanz plays club at PNW Shores and is a sophomore on the Auburn Mountainview girls water polo team, which is in second place in the Washington State high school East Division and a lock to make the postseason. According to Lanz, she shares the skills she learns

ALSO: Auburn Mountainview (12-3 South Puget Sound League 3A, 14-6 overall) snagged secondplace in league, earning a berth in the postseason. The Lions will play at 7 p.m. today at Auburn Mountainview High School against the winner of the Decatur (3-11, 3-15) versus Seamount League 3A No. 3 – either Highline (9-4, 11-5) or Kennedy Catholic (9-5, 9-8). The contest is a loser out with the winner earning the No. 3 seed out of the SPSL/Seamount/Bremerton league playoffs into the West Central/Southwest District tourney. The winner will play at 7 p.m. May 8 at Heidelberg Park in Tacoma against the Narrows No. 3 seed... Auburn ended the season with a 5-11 league record, 5-14 overall. The Trojans were seventh in the SPSL North 4A. For Justin Pritchard, who coaches the Auburn Mountainview boys team and the Auburn girls team, the benefit of club players is immense. Last season the Auburn Mountainview boys placed fourth at the Washington State championships. “This year we have 10 club kids on the boys team. In the past we’ve only had one or two club players, but every year we’ve been able to get more to join,” Pritchard said. “It’s just had a huge impact getting those kids playing year round. It’s hard to talk them into it, but getting them to play at that next level of competition is just huge.”

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South 4A, Emerald Ridge (10-6, 10-8), on Thursday, with results unavailable at press time. The win against Kentlake was Auburn Riverside’s third straight. After starting the season 4-0, the Ravens lost five straight games before rebounding. Since their 2-1 loss to Tahoma on April 4, the Ravens lost only twice, to Tahoma and Kentwood, posting a 9-2 record down the stretch. A big part of that, according to Aarstad, has been the maturation of his pitching staff, as well as the continued dominance of Rucker, who leads the SPSL North 4A in strikeouts with 52. “A couple of the guys are really starting to contribute on the mound,” he said. “And obviously, Rucker has been solid on

the mound.” Rucker is 5-4 for the season with an 0.97 ERA in 43.1 innings pitched. More importantly for Aarstad, is the improved offense. Marty, who is hitting .333 with 19 RBIS and a home run, led the way. He also leads the team in stolen bases with eight. Also contributing is Minteer, who is hitting .368 with 18 RBIs, and Galeno who has a .378 average with 15 RBIs. “There are three parts to baseball … and to win you have to do two very good and one good,” he said. “We’ve been playing defense solid all year round and if we can keep that up, it’s a good thing. I think we’re getting closer as a team, but I don’t think we’ve peaked yet. It’s always good when you’re at this place, in the playoffs and playing well.”

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Blast from the past: Psychedelic Iron Butterfly to play ShoWare By SHAWN SKAGER

It’s a riff so heavy it still boggles the mind more than 40 years after its creation. Recorded in 1968, Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-GaddaDa-Vida” – a 17-minuteplus psychedelic dirge, featuring a haunting minor-key drone along with extended guitar, organ and drum solos – set the template for heavy rock music for decades to come. The single – in an edited for radio, a twominute, 52-second version – reached No. 30 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the album, also titled “In-AGadda-Da-Vida”, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard album charts, eventually selling more than 25 million copies. It was the first album to be certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. On May 12, Iron Butterfly – featuring original members Lee Dorman on bass and drummer Ron Bushy – will bring “In-AGadda-Da-Vida” to life at Kent’s ShoWare Center. The show includes Magic Carpet Ride, who plays the music of Steppenwolf, and The Xperience, a Jimi Hendrix tribute fronted by guitarist RG Valentino, who previously played with Lenny Kravitz and Madonna. It’s a show that hearkens back to the halcyon days of rock concerts, according to Magic Carpet Ride guitarist Glen Bui. “Iron Butterfly is as real as you get,” he said. “They sound no different than they did in 1968. And we’re doing the Steppenwolf stuff just like in 1968. And the Hendrix tribute is all


CALENDAR Events Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the website: www. SOVREN Spring Sprints: May 4-5, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave SE, Kent. Large field of classic and vintage race cars to participate in the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiast in the Northwest (SOVREN) event on the 2.25-mile road course. Official season opener. Friday is a test and tune and novice day. Spring Sprints racing on Saturday and Sunday, Single-day admission: $10 for adults, 5 for kids 7 to 16. Two-day adult passes can be purchased for $15. More information is available at

Iron Butterfly, a psychedelic rock band, continues to play to crowds throughout the country. COURTESY PHOTO the early stuff. It’s the old rockers that play music like it’s supposed to be played. We’re a different breed, we play rock like it’s supposed to be played because we were well schooled back then. Now a days it’s a little bit different. Everything is produced in a can. It’s all sequenced. We’re coming straight out with amps and a few stomp boxes.” In addition to the sound, the Northwest Laser Light Shows will appear. The show marks a new evolution of the ShoWare Center as a concert venue. The arena will convert into more intimate setting, with a curtain dividing the arena in half for a more club-like feel, according to ShoWare General Manager Tim Higgins. “When you say arena show, it’s just an arena show,” Higgins said. “But when you say club show, it gets you more excited. It makes you want to come see the band in a club setting. This place is very multipurpose. We find a way to make it work.” “The ShoWare has a lot of potential and I think Tim’s idea is a good one, doing a club setting,” Bui added. “Where else can you go and

get the club atmosphere but still be in an arena? Arenas are where concerts were in the ’70s. This could be a brand new 2012 version of Fillmore West or Winterland. It’ll be like the Fillmore North.” The concert features 500 seats on the floor, in addition to the stands. Suites also will be available. Higgins added that it’s likely there will be more shows featuring the clubseating variation. “We want to get it done and show it,” Higgins said. “It’s a test run, but we’re very confident it’s going to do very well.” Higgins said a sponsored series of shows is possible in the near future. “The key is affordability,” Higgins said, “then we can charge that $15, $20 ticket price.” The May 12 show gets under way at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $15 and $20 and available at com or by calling 253-8566999 or 866-973-9613. They also can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the ShoWare box office, 852 W. James St.

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 and wine tasting: 5-9 p.m., May 11; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., May 12, downtown Auburn. Music, artists, wine testing. Free event. Presented by Auburn Valley Creative Arts, The Auburn Downtown Association. Supported in part by the City of Auburn. Wine tastings coordinated by Auburn Wine and Caviar will be offered at various locations. A walking map will be distributed for

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Benefits Breast-A-Fiesta: 6:30 p.m.-midnight, May 4, Rainier Room, Truitt Building, 102 W. Main St., Auburn. ChaCha for TaTa’s at Massage The Mom’s event, a benefit for Susan G. Komen 3Day For A Cure. Silent and live auctions, raffle and door prizes, dinner and dancing. Tickets on sale. Call 253-350-2345. Corestar Pilates ”Spring Awakening” Open House: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., May 12, 205 E. Main St., Suite B, Auburn. Free classes all day. Pilates, yoga, Corestar Barre, barefoot fusion, TRX training, Yamuna body rolling, private instruction on Pilates Reformer. Pre-registration is advised. Call 206-914-0112 or emailinfo@ to reserve a spot. For a complete schedule, visit Mad Dog Boot Camp Fitness: 10:3011:30 a.m., May 12, Chinook Elementary playground, 3502 Auburn Way S. Free fitness boot camp to support the Auburn Food Bank. Your only requirement to attend is to donate at least one canned or boxed food, baby products, or hygiene/ personal care products for the cause. Organic products welcome. Free camp offered every other Saturday: May 26; June 9, 23; July 14, 28; Aug. 11, 25. Auburn Valley Y Baby Food Drive: Through May 16, Auburn Y, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Donations will be delivered to the Auburn Food Bank to help needy families in the community. For more information, contact Stephanie NortonBredl at 253-876-7552 or snortonbredl@, or call the Valley Y at 253-833-2770. Fourth annual Community Baby Shower: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 19, Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S, Auburn. A benefit to support hundreds of needy families in the region. Free-ofcharge shopping event. Individuals and groups throughout the community have been donating new and gently used baby clothes, furniture, toys and books, in addition to clothing for children up through size 5T. Booths will be set up,

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Health Relay for Life: 6 p.m., May 11, Auburn Memorial Stadium, 801 Fourth Ave. NE.. Auburn. Benefit for the American Cancer Society. Teams forming. To learn more, visit Dog Trot Fun Run: 9:30 a.m., May 19, Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE, Auburn. The Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is accepting registrations.

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the orchestra. A $5 suggested donation is welcome at the door. For more information, visit or call 425-358-1640. Bold Grace, the Voyages of Pirate O’Malley: 7:30 p.m., May 5, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. One-woman performance follows the life and times of real life 16th-century Irish pirate, Grace O’Malley. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at Twisted Flicks: 7:30 p.m., May 11, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. From the creators of Jet City Improv, the show is a combination of live improv and great old “B” movies. The comedy experience is a unique and an original production. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at Avenue Kids, “The Lorax & Sneetches & Other Stories”: 2 p.m., May 12, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Book-It All Over has been given the rare opportunity to bring Dr. Seuss to life. “In The Lorax”, Dr. Seuss implores us to take care of our planet. “In The Sneetches and Other Stories”, we meet the lovable Sneetches and their encounter with Sylvester McMonkey McBean, the Fix-it-up Chappie, and learn about the pointlessness of prejudice. Tickets: $6. Call 253-931-3043, or go online at www.


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David Dwain Tate, beloved husband, father and grandfather, entered into eternal rest April 11, 2012. Born in Stonewall County, Texas, David was a respected businessman and friend and loved being around people. He frequently reminded you that you were his ‘favorite’. He especially loved spending time with his family and reading books, particularly the Bible. David is survived by his wife of almost 48 years, Dorothy (“Dottie”); his sons: David (Crystal); Steven (Sandy); and Tim (Angela). Nine grandchildren: Johnathon, Zac, Amber, Josh, James, Michael, Kylee, Ashlynn, Ali; brother: RoyLee Tate (Darlene) eleven nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother (Violet), father (John), step-father (Crawford), two brothers (Jack and James), three sisters (Margaret, LaRue, Alphaleta), one niece and two nephews. Please join us to celebrate his life and remember the joy and laughter he brought to all of our lives on Saturday, May 5 at 11am at Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S, Auburn, WA 98002. 617937

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Everett, WA – Thomas Barden Pitts of Everett,WA entered into rest on April 9, 2012. His mother, Mary Ann Barden Pitts of Oak Harbor, WA., preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Tanya Pitts of Everett, WA; daughter Chelsie Pitts of Auburn, WA; stepchildren, Kelly and Veronica Oberst Pitts of Everett, WA; father David T. Pitts (Susan) of Augusta, GA; brothers: LTC David T. Pitts, Jr. (Melissa) of Stuttgart, Germany and Augusta, GA, Rowland W. Pitts (Ryma) of Bristow,Va, and LTC Esli T. Pitts (Faith) of Ft. Leavenworth, KS; sister, Sarah R. Pitts of Augusta, GA. Many dear friends also survive him: Dennis Tefts, Tim Davidson, Brian Temmons, Lois Constantino, Holocaust survivor Tom Blatt, and too many others to mention. Tom was born in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico on April 14, 1964 and graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1982. He loved the Lord above all things and sought to reach out to share the good news of Jesus and the free gift of salvation wherever he went. He considered aviation mankind’s greatest achievement and always knew what kind of aircraft was flying overhead whether it be military or commercial. He enjoyed going to Karaoke, playing cribbage, building models, flying kites, Z scale model trains, coin collecting and had a lifelong interest in the RMS Titanic. He had an IQ of 133 and was an accomplished guitarist, bassist and an incredible drummer. His favorite music to play were songs that glorified the Lord but occasionally one could catch him sneaking in a Rush song or two (his favorite secular band). He never knew the true value of his own worth and he is already greatly missed by all who loved and cherished him. He is tormented no longer and is now with his Heavenly Father that he loved so dearly. 620865

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