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City reviews Humane Society partnership Cats get raw deal on adoptions, euthanasia

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The number of whooping cough cases is growing at a record breaking pace, according to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). As of April 21, 1,008 recorded cases of whooping cough were on the books for 2012, which is more than was reported in all of 2011 — and just shy of the 1,026 cases reported in 2005. At the current rate, the DOH expects the number of whooping cough cases to exceed 3,000, a level not seen in more than 60 years. Also known as pertussis, whooping cough can last six weeks or more. This contagious bacterial disease is characterized by the “whoop” sound made by the child taking a breath after coughing. “We’re very concerned about the risk to infants,

Since Federal Way began its own Animal Services Department in 2010, the city has partnered with

the Humane Society of Tacoma/ Pierce County for animal needs such as shelter, spay and neuter, and euthanasia. Kathleen Olsen, executive director for the Humane Society, gave a brief presentation to the Federal Way City Council on May 1, saying that the relationship has

been beneficial for both entities and the animals involved. “Our total intake in 2010 was 12,402 (animals) and that included Federal Way NEWS for half the year,” Olsen said. “For the six months in 2010 that we provided sheltering services for your city, 422 animals were received from


Federal Way, of which 10 percent were surrendered by owners who were no longer able to keep them.” For the part of 2010 that the city partnered with the Humane Society, 135 animals were adopted out, 55 strays were reclaimed by their owners, and 159 had to be euthanized. Olsen noted that of the 159 [ more ANIMALS, page 14 ]

‘I feel good,’ says woman battling terminal cancer Fundraising concert benefits family By ANDY HOBBS

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Julie Kathan, 53, was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a fast-spreading and terminal cancer. The doctor gave her less than a year to live. She is pictured with her husband, Jeff Kathan, and mother, Ruby Forehand, who is visiting from Georgia. ANDY HOBBS, The Mirror

Julie Kathan has terminal brain cancer, and she feels no pain. “Not even a headache,” she said. “I don’t know how much longer I have left, but I feel good.” Last September, the Federal Way woman suddenly had trouble talking, and her mental capacity seemed blurry. Kathan, 53, was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a fast-spreading and terminal cancer. The doctor gave her eight to 12 months to live. Radiation treatment shrank the tumor by 2 inches, but it started growing again. A new treatment diminishes the flow of blood to the aggressive tumor. Seven months later, Jeff and Julie Kathan try to control the cancer, keeping it at bay as long as possible. Physically, she remains pain-free. Although she has lost weight, her appetite is strong. “I do have a bit of a short-term memory problem,” she said. “Other than that, I don’t feel really any different than I did.” In the meantime, the Kathans haven’t stopped living. The couple celebrated their 24th anniversary in February with a trip to Maui. On Saturday, they will see daughter Dayna, 21, graduate from Washington State University. They have another daughter, Brittni, 23, and Julie helped raise Jeff ’s oldest daughter, Brandee, 29. The Kathans have lived in Federal Way for 21 years. Since the diagnosis, Julie tries to keep a positive attitude and live for today. “Family and friends are important to me,” she said. [ more KATHAN, page 7 ]

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Police Blotter Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: • Girlfriend beats up boyfriend: At 1:35 p.m. April 29 in the 33000 block of 26th Avenue SW, a woman called to report that her boyfriend had beaten her up. According to the report, upon arrival, the police found the boyfriend outside, with a torn shirt and a bloody hand. The man’s hand was bloodied when the woman bit him. The boyfriend noted he was attacked when he announced his intentions to break up with the woman. • Video monitoring system stolen: At 7:47 a.m. April 29 in the 2100 block of SW 356th Street, a business owner reported that the business had been broken into.

According to the report, the video monitoring system, along with a number of other items, were stolen from the business. • Whacky theft attempt at Victoria’s Secret: At 1:28 p.m. April 29 in the 1900 block of S. Commons, two suspects attempted to steal merchandise from Victoria’s Secret. According to the report, the duo had foil-lined bags to evade security sensors. When confronted, one of the suspects attempted to flee, but was apprehended after being tasered. That suspect also had a felony warrant out from the Department of Corrections for escape. • Serial retail thief gets busted: At 3:09 p.m. April 29 in the 2200 block of S. Commons, a man was arrested for stealing $269.95 worth of merchandise from Target. According to the report, the man had stolen approximately $640 in merchandise from a Target in Tacoma earlier that same day. The

man had left the Tacoma merchandise in his car. • Another woman beats her man: At 9:57 a.m. April 28 in the 30000 block of 24th Place South, police responded to a call of domestic violence with a possibility of weapons present. According to the report, the woman involved was arrested for assault/domestic violence and felony harassment. • Pistol-whipped: At 10:11 a.m. April 28 in the 950 block of SW Campus Drive, a passerby found a man lying on the sidewalk. According to the report, the man claimed he had been released from jail that day, and that two unknown assailants had attacked him and pistol-whipped him. The report notes the man refused to assist in the investigation of his assailants. • Busted car window: At 8:23 a.m. April 27 in the 1800 block of SW 353rd Place, a woman reported that one of her windows in her car had been broken out. According to the report, nothing

was stolen from the car, and it appeared no one had attempted to make entry after the window was broken. • White collar crime: At 12:22 p.m. April 26 in the 33000 block of 1st Avenue South, a man reported that a manager of a business had embezzled over $10,000 from the business since January. • Not snitching still got this guy stitches: At 8:41 p.m. April 27 in the 31000 block of 1st Avenue South, a female friend of the victim contacted police to notify them that the victim had been stabbed. According to the report, police contacted the victim, who confirmed he had been stabbed. The victim refused medical aid and also refused to press charges against the person who stabbed him. • Another great beer heist: At 11:50 p.m. April 27 in the 34000 block of Pacific Highway South, four unknown males entered a convenience store and stole an 18-pack of Corona.

City welcomes quieter, cleaner garbage trucks By Greg Allmain

Loud and odorous garbage trucks will now be a thing of the past in Federal Way, thanks to a partnership between the city and Waste Management. On May 2, the two agencies held a ceremony to welcome the addition of 22 new “clean air” trucks to the fleet that services Federal Way. According to the city, these clean air trucks run on compressed natural gas, which gives them a smaller carbon footprint. From the city’s perspective, the trucks are a win because they emit nearly zero air particulates and have 23 percent fewer greenhouse emissions. Along with this, the engine design needed to run the natural gas makes the

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On April 29, 2011, the world witnessed a seismic celebration with the nuptials between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine, at Westminster Abbey, London. On April 28, 2012, Tasha Treat and Moses Masitha created their own royal time-stopping moment when they exchanged wedding vows in a fabulous ceremony at Christian Faith Center (CFC) in Federal Way. Tasha, the daughter of internationally-known pastors Casey and Wendy Treat of CFC, said “I do” after her father escorted her down the flowerbedecked aisle to be joined in holy matrimony with her South African groom. Sporting an absolutely fabulous wedding gown, the gorgeous bride was every bit the regal princess that she had hoped to be on this auspicious occasion. When she was presented to her prince, he looked equally resplendent — the picture of sartorial elegance — complemented by his megawatt pearly-white smile. Their 16 bridesmaids and groomsmen, dressed in aquamarine dresses and black tuxedos, created quite a fashion statement themselves. Honestly, I’ve lost count in recalling the number of weddings I’ve attended. But to date, the Masithas’ wedding is one of the best that I’ve witnessed. Not only did it bear all the hallmarks of a state ceremony, but it took grandness to its zenith. Its originality was stunning. There was no pipe organ wafting Richard Wagner’s “Here Comes the Bride.” Absent was the scripted “For better or for worse, in sickness and in health, so help me God.” Chivalry is definitely not dead. On bended knees, the groom said his solemn vow to his bride. But before he did so, he paused to say thank you to her mother, father and brothers for nurturing her with love. How classy is that? Playwrights and novelists would love Masitha’s pulsating lines to his bride: “I will always look over my shoulders and wait for you.” He assured his father-in-law that Casey’s cherubic daughter would be in good hands. “In Africa, the man always leads the way for his woman to protect her.” This he pledged to do for his wife as long as he lives. Tasha’s response would make any prospective husband stand tall. There’s no way he could escape feeling like the proverbial knight in shining armor. “Thank you for being the man of my dreams,” she gushed, beaming with passion. The ever flawless, oh-so-radiant chanteuse also serenaded her groom with a smashing number: “It feels like home to me. Something in your eyes makes me want to lose myself.” [ more PALMER page 5 ]

Democracy is not a spectator sport Recently, as I have sat in the city council chambers, I have began to wonder just how many of Federal Way’s 85,000-plus residents have done the same? I have had the opportunity to see it from the side of being a longtime resident and as someone who is concerned with my country and city that is a co-founder of the group Occupy Federal Way. This letter is being written as a personal observation. Since November, I have at-

Nandell Palmer

Q&A: Federal Way light rail saga Over the past year, no local story has generated more questions and public interest than the ongoing saga of Sound Transit’s decision to delay light rail to Federal Way — and City Hall’s subsequent reaction. By way of background: Sound Transit staff announced in 2010 that due to the economic slowdown, the income from the public-voted sales tax for regional light rail was down by 25 percent overall in the regional service area. It is down by 32 percent in the South King County subarea of which Federal Way is a part. The plan was to have rail construction proceed south on Pacific Highway from SeaTac Airport to Federal Way at S. 272nd Street by 2023. Due to the economic downturn, Sound Transit decided to delay the project’s anticipated completion until 2040. At a meeting before the Federal Way City Council in May 2011, the city’s elected officials expressed their displeasure with Sound Transit’s decision and initiated an aggressive strategy to try and force Sound Transit to change its decision. The city plan included hiring lobbyists and threatening possible legal action. I have tried to answer just a few of the many questions I received from citizens. Q: Why was Federal Way delayed and what are sub-regions? A: A significant drop in financial resources within the South King County sub-region is the reason for the delay. Sound Transit covers three transportation inter-connected counties — King, Snohomish and Pierce. Snohomish and Pierce are each considered sub-regions. King County is broken into three sub-regions — Seattle, the Eastside and South King County.

Projects in each sub-region are funded by the taxpayers within that sub-region through voterapproved sales tax. The general theory is that one sub-region shouldn’t be expected to have their taxpayer money support another sub-region’s transportation needs. There is a limited ability to spend across sub-region boundaries in unusual circumstances when both subregions benefit. Bellevue wanted a very expensive addition to their system and Federal Way taxpayers likely wouldn’t want to support Bellevue’s desires. So cities can put up their own money for specific projects as Bellevue did. It is a geographic equity system, not a social equity system, by design. Sub-regions where taxpayers have the ability to spend more money could receive more benefit. But this also helps protect a delicate political balance by prohibiting more powerful areas, such as Seattle, from trying to capture money from other areas. Commuter rail in the valley came about in part as a defensive strategy to ensure Seattle didn’t get all the federal transit money. The separation and protection was formalized in the formation of Sound Transit. Q: Could Pierce County contribute money to help with Federal Way’s current problem, since they need us for light rail to get to them? A: That option isn’t on the table now, but could be in the future. However, if Pierce County obligated their taxpayers’ money for Federal Way projects, then South King County taxpayers would have to pay for future Pierce County\Tacoma projects — likely at a higher cost as the economy improves. I’m not sure how Federal Way taxpayers would react to that [ more ROEGNER page 5 ] Bob Roegner


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tended seven Federal Way City Council meetings in person and have watched four on FWTV 21. I have attended two Federal Way School Board meetings at the council chambers and have watched six on cable. What I find most alarming about attending these meetings is not the amount of money it takes to run this place we call our hometown, or even the challenges the school district has with

keeping our students engaged in the learning process. What is alarming is the lack of community involvement and attendance at these meetings. On average, there are about 15 in attendance. These meetings are held to give each of us an opportunity to express our concerns and present issues that matter to you to the council. They are our local form of democracy at work. Question: How many reading this know

about an RFQ that was discussed recently or what SBG means? If you don’t, then maybe that’s a sign you need to attend a few meetings and find out because these will be affecting you sooner or later. There are about 100 seats and plenty of standing room for you in the chamber, and sometimes a little entertainment too. So the next time you get delayed waiting in a road construction zone, remember that while being able to

email a report to the city is nice, there is nothing more empowering than to tell the leaders of the city in person. City council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. School board is the second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. Both are held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Democracy is not a spectator sport. If your Federal Way City Council is not engaging you, you engage them. Your participation is important.

Randall Smith, Federal Way [ more LETTERS page 5 ]

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as poster children for diversity, it speaks volumes from the pulpit of Being the officiating pastor over the power couple who pastors a the emotionally-charged ceremony, multinational church like CFC. Mr. Rock himself, Casey Treat, Practice indeed becomes perfect. couldn’t help dabbing a tear or two. Not too long ago, in the United With societal pressures going States and South Africa, miscegethis way and that — even in church nation was a crime punishable by — I wonder how the law, thanks to Jim Crow “No doubt they Treats really feel about and apartheid. have taken heat turning over their redHighly gifted and from some of their articulate, Masitha, who headed daughter to an trusted family African man. hailed from BloemfonNo doubt they have and friends. I tein, studied philosophy taken heat from some of doff my hat to at the University of Free their trusted family and them for loving State in South Africa. friends. I doff my hat their daughter In 2009, he was the first to them for loving their unconditionally and black to be elected daughter unconditionally for respecting her student council president and for respecting her choice in marriage.” at the 27,000-student choice in marriage. university in the school’s Last December, a 105-year history. Kentucky Baptist church Listed as one of the made international news when Mail and Guardian’s most influenStella Harville, a lifelong member, tial young South Africans for 2010, invited her Zimbabwean fiance, Masitha was also a delegate at the Ticha Chikuni, to her church. inaugural National Summit on The pastor was offended, and the higher education in South Africa. couple was asked to leave. Bloemfontein is known for a While the Treats’ daughter and number of things. Renowned son-in-law should not be paraded author J.R.R. Tolkien of “The Lord

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option. Auburn taxpayers probably would not like it very much. Auburn and Federal Way are in the same sub-region. Q: Could Federal Way be our own sub-region? A: No, these projects are far too expensive for a city or area our size. Q: How much money does that 25 percent Sound Transit was short actually add up to? A: $3.5 billion. And yes, that’s a lot of money. Q: The city said that Sound Transit “broke its promises.” Is that true? A: Not really. Words have meaning. Sound Transit did not “cancel” the Federal Way extension. They “delayed” it from 2023 until 2040. One might argue that the delay after the public vote is a “broken promise.” But with the economy drying up, that seems like a stretch. If the economy improves, then the schedule will also improve. If it improves enough we could find ourselves back on track. If you want to help, make sure you spend your money in Federal Way. Q: Was Federal Way the only project delayed? A: According to Sound Transit, projects in Redmond, Bothell and Auburn were “deferred” until the economy improves. Q: Someone from the City of Federal Way said we weren’t getting anything for our $12 million in taxes, but didn’t we get a parking garage? A: The city spokesman says the first part of that

question is incorrect. The city wants the original plan followed. However, the political tone of the debate did lead many citizens to feel like they were still paying for a plan they may never see. But the transportation plan also needs to be considered in the context of what we build for future generations, just as past generations built projects that benefit us today. Federal Way did receive the transit center parking garage worth $39.5 million. Not all of our citizens were enthusiastic about it, and the on-off-ramps cost about $27 million. According to Sound Transit, we also get about $12 million in bus service. So, we are receiving products for our money. The city was really questioning the specifics of light rail, which we pay for, but may not see for several years. The city had separate concerns about bus service. The recent quarterly review by Sound Transit did result in additional service for Federal Way. Q: What was the Tiger Grant and S. 200th Street all about? A: Sound Transit competed nationally with 828 other jurisdictions for a federal grant to extend rail from SeaTac Airport south to S. 200th Street. It was partially funded, and construction will start in 2013 and finish in 2016. That is a major piece of good news, as it keeps the project moving south toward Federal Way. There was some behind-the-scenes political

of the Rings” fame was born there. It’s also the judicial capital of South Africa. It would have been nice to see some of the Treats’ longtime friends like Fred and Betty Price, Creflo Dollar, Brian Houston and Rick Godwin present for such a monumental occasion instead of the video-recorded messages they sent. Nonetheless, it was a swell occasion. Capping a whirlwind courtship and romance that began more than two years ago and spanning three oceans, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Masitha, locked in marital bliss, made their way down the aisle, among a horde of beaming wellwishers, going off into the world as one. Now, if that isn’t love, then those oceans are definitely dry.

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intrigue about the City of Federal Way’s role in the process. Q: Will the route continue to head south along Highway 99? A: The Tiger Grant will continue rail south on Pacific Highway to S. 200th. Other funding will continue it as far as Highline Community College. After that is an open question. Sound Transit is required to do an “alternatives analysis” and consider both Highway 99 and I-5. In a simplified comparison, Highway 99 offers economic development opportunities along the route, while I-5 may be a little faster. The city has already voiced its support for the I-5 route and

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Kudos to Ferrell becoming a Democrat I read with interest that Federal Way City Councilman Jim Ferrell has followed his conscience and switched parties. It’s no secret that I have been a Ferrell supporter for a number of years. Leaning left of center myself, I have said more than once that I supported Ferrell despite the “R” that followed his name. This was because I knew that, unlike the typical politician, his priority was the people rather than the party. Reading his opinion piece, I can see that he feels he can better serve the people from the Democratic side. Jim has my support more than ever. I hope the rest of those who have known and respected him feel the same. And I must say “well done” to columnist Bob Roegner, who offered a thoughtful summary of the local political landscape, given Ferrell’s decision.

Dave McKenzie, Federal Way

Connection to Federal Way commercial (RE: “Federal Way TV commercial begins airing on cable”): Jeff Stock and Lamar Neagle have another very definite connection that would make a great story. My father, John Duggan, was Jeff Stock’s soccer coach on the Norpoint Royals as a youth and my father, John Duggan, is Lamar’s uncle. You could create a great human interest story here. My mom, Kathleen Duggan, was also Mother of Year from this area in the ‘80s.

Edward Duggan, Federal Way

believes it might be cheaper. We don’t know if that is true, and won’t know until the analysis is done. You will hear significant debate over these two options in the future. King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer, State Sen. Tracey Eide and Sound Transit Execu-

tive Director Joni Earl put together a plan to help keep the project moving forward by ensuring it is “shovel ready” when the economy improves. Since then, the issue has moved off the front page. That is probably a good thing and may help future discussions between Sound Transit and the city

take a more positive direction. Transportation will continue to be a major part of the public debate for the next several years.

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can do to stay safe. Seminar begins at 12:30 p.m. May 4 at the Federal Way Community Center. To register, call (253) 945-1400. Bowl A Strike Against Cancer: Gamma Delta chapter of Phi Beta Psi presents this annual fundraiser at 9:30 a.m. May 5 at Secoma Lanes in Federal Way. $25 per person. Contact (253) 719-8326 or mary.sawyer@ The chapter is also holding a silent auction and spaghetti dinner fundraiser for cancer research at 5:30 p.m. May 12 at Belmor clubhouse, 2101 S. 324th St., Federal Way. $9 per person. Contact Pat Jones: (253) 874-8021. Shrinking the Worry Monster: Seminar runs 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. May 7 in Federal Way for parents to help deal with a child’s worries. To register, call (253) 952-4366. “Shrinking the No’s” seminar runs 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. May 31 and June 7, focusing on teaching parents ways to spend positive time with their children and reinforce good behavior. To register, call (253) 952-4366. Transitioning into Middle School: A free seminar for parents and students will run 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 9 at the Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 1st Way S. Get advice on how to navigate the academic, social and emotional challenges of transitioning to middle school. No registration required. Free snacks. Contact (253) 838-0507 or sylvanmorgan@ Diabetes: PacMed in Federal Way is holding three diabetes education courses at 9 a.m. May 8, 10 and 24. To register, call (206) 667-8427. Buds and Blooms Garden Festival: The event returns to Federal Way for Mother’s Day weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12-13. The event features tours and activities at local gardens including PowellsWood Garden,

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Weyerhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, and the two Federal Way Symphony “sweet and savory” private gardens. The Federal Way Farmers Market kicks off its 2012 season this weekend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Transportation available. For a list of activities and schedules, visit www. Women’s Club: The Women’s Club of Federal Way monthly luncheon meeting will be held at 11 a.m. May 16 at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Entertainment features Master Tap Dancer Tom Hickey and the Jazz Strings duo. Cost is $13. Newcomers always welcome. Reservations required. Call (253) 839-2489. Lily Ledbetter: Lily Ledbetter will speak at Highline Community College at 3 p.m. May 18 in Building 7. Event is free and open to the public. Ledbetter fought against pay discrimination all the way to the Supreme Court. The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first piece of legislation passed, and signed, by President Obama after his inauguration in January 2009. Harmony Kings: The Federal Way barbershop chorus group will hold its 2012 Spring Dinner Auction fundraiser 6 to 9:30 p.m. May 19 in Auburn. Tickets range from $10-$20. Silent and live auctions, plus barbecue dinner and live entertainment. Contact musicfog@ Blue Poppy Day: Celebrate and discover the amazing world of blue poppies (Meconopsis) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden. Musical and artistic performances are made possible by the Federal Way Arts Commission. Visual artists will have their works on display. Aria Dance Company and various musical groups will perform throughout the day. Regular admission rates. Info: or (253) 661-9377. Jazz LIVE at Marine View: Free all-ages monthly concert presents Danny Quintero, the reincarnation of Frank Sinatra in his singing

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“Money and things, they can all go away.” However, the Kathan family accepts the reality of mounting medical bills. A charity concert featuring a local music lineup — plus a live and silent auction — was held April 29 at the Temple Theatre in Tacoma. The show raised thousands of dollars to support the family’s house payments and costs related to Julie’s cancer treatment. Nearly 900 attended the volunteer-driven event. Jeff Kathan’s connections as a professional drummer came in handy for auction items like autographed guitars from Bad Company and Heart. Sir Mix-A-Lot, known for his hit “Baby Got Back,” performed along with the Pamela Moore Band featuring Randy Piper, Outtasite, Rail, Brigade, Roni Lee and an All-Star Jam. At the event, hundreds of people met the Kathans for the first time. Days later, they were still glowing from the outpouring of love. “Thank you so much to everybody who was a part of it,” Jeff Kathan said. “It’s lifted us, our whole spirit, so high.”

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especially because of how quickly whooping cough is spreading,” said Secretary of Health Mary Selecky. “Whooping cough can be life threatening for infants, and they’re too young to get enough doses of vaccine to be protected. That’s why we want everyone else to make sure they’re vaccinated against whooping cough.” While there have been no fatal cases of whooping cough in infants in 2012, 71 infants under age 1 have contracted the sickness. Of those 71 infants, 12 have been hospitalized. The rate of occurrence in school children is also up, a phenomena that the DOH believes can be easily remedied with the whooping cough booster shot, TDap. The DOH advises pregnant women and women who have recently given birth to get the Tdap booster shot. “This is what we’re trying to prevent,” said State Health Officer Dr. Maxine Hayes. “When adults get sick with whooping cough, it can be miserable, but when babies get the disease, they often must be hospitalized because it’s difficult for them to feed, sleep, and breathe.” For those unsure of their whooping cough/TDap immunization status, Selecky and Hayes advise that it’s best to check immunization records. Most of those records are available through a person’s healthcare provider. The DOH notes that most providers cover the whooping cough vaccine. Children under 19 are eligible for the vaccine by visiting healthcare providers that participate in the state’s Childhood Vaccine Program. For more information, visit www.



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The Who’s ‘Tommy’ opens this weekend Mirror staff reports

The Who’s “Tommy” opens in the dark days after World War II. It tells the story of a boy who is

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Bank robbery sends Federal Way man back to prison Mirror staff reports:

After serving 14 years in prison for a double bank robbery, a Federal Way man is back behind bars because of another bank robbery. Federal Way resident Robert Revels III was sentenced this week to 18 years in prison for his connection with the March 10, 2010, robbery of a U.S.

Bank branch on 38th Street in Tacoma. About four months before that crime, Revels had finished a prison sentence for two bank robberies from 1997, according to U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. In the 2010 bank robbery, a masked robber brandished a loaded pistol and threatened the bank

employees and customers, including a young boy. The robber, who also kicked a prone security guard, made off with more than $8,000. A tracking device was hidden in the bag of money, according to Durkan’s office. Police followed the tracking device and found Revels, along with the money, mask and clothing from the

robbery. Although the mask contained DNA evidence from Revels, he claimed that others had robbed the bank. Revels claimed that he had picked up the cash they dropped. In December 2011, U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle convicted Revels of aiding and abetting the robbery because the evidence

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failed to show “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Revels was the robber, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Revels has previous convictions in addition to the above-mentioned crimes. In 1987, he was convicted for beating a 58-year-old janitor with a tire iron. In 1992 and 1995, he served jail terms for beating two women in domestic violence incidents. In 1996, he tried to ram police cars in an attempt to escape law enforcement. “Revels is a career violent offender who comes before the court convicted of yet another violent crime,” prosecutors wrote in their sentencing memo. “The victims from the U.S. Bank robbery will live forever with the memory of the terrifying ninety seconds when a masked robber held their lives in his hands.”

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Students aid firefighter’s recovery By ANDY HOBBS

The Illahee Middle School Builders Club raised about $392 to benefit the family of firefighter Wynn Loiland, who was critically injured last fall. Loiland, a 31-year veteran at South King Fire and Rescue, was struck by a vehicle while investigating a rollover accident on Interstate 5 in November 2011. Loiland, 52, suffered severe head and facial injuries, a collapsed lung and a broken arm. He was hospitalized for nearly four

months and was in a coma during the holidays. He returned home on March 9. Now in its first year at Illahee, the Builders Club is a branch of the Federal Way Kiwanis Club for junior high school students. Assistant Chief Gordie Olson, Lt. Ryan Herrera and Nick Loiland, son of Wynn Loiland, accepted the check for nearly $392 from the middle school students on May 1. Nick said his father has made substantial physical and mental progress since being released from Harborview Medical Center in March. Wynn Loiland works out

regularly at the YMCA, Nick said, and his injured left arm is getting stronger. So far, nearly $50,000 has been raised for Loiland’s rehabilitation, much of which is not covered by insurance. In February, a fundraiser concert brought in $21,000 for the South King Firefighters Foundation, according to Herrera. The concert was sponsored by Rescue City, a non-profit company that provides firefighter and roperescue training throughout the Northwest. The foundation directs these proceeds to the Loiland family.

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Buds and Blooms garden tour returns for Mother’s Day weekend By ANDY HOBBS

The mother of garden festivals is back. The Buds and Blooms Spring Garden Tour returns to Federal Way on Mother’s Day weekend. Tour the city’s greenery and floral treasures from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12-13. Shuttle service is available at multiple sites. Featured tour locations are PowellsWood Garden, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection at Weyerhaeuser, a pair of stunning gardens

presented by the Federal Way Symphony, and opening weekend for the Federal Way Farmers Market in its new location. Day-of-event festival tickets are $20. Children age 12 and under are free. Rain or shine, it’s an exploration of Federal Way that’s suitable for anyone who loves Mother Nature. Kids activities and demos include: Proper Rhody Pruning, a garden treasure hunt, Kusamonmo Seasonal Dish Plantings, arts and craft activities and garden storytelling.The farmers market will host a pancake and ham breakfast

at 9 a.m., served by Three Chicks Catering. Breakfast is $5 and includes coffee and orange juice. The market is located along South 324th Street outside The Commons Mall. Festival tickets will be available at the market. The rhododendron and bonsai gardens rank among the world’s best. PowellsWood is an immaculately landscaped wonderland in the middle of Federal Way. All sites serve as hosts for lectures and demonstrations by horticulture gurus. Most sites serve snacks and treats, and some promise live music.

An all-access passport ticket and shuttle buses are available for the private garden transportation loop. Tickets can be purchased at Sacajawea Middle School, 1101 South Dash Point Road, and the Rhododendron garden on the Weyerhaeuser campus. The festival is returning after a one-year hiatus. Buds and Blooms has secured approximately $36,000 from the lodging tax fund, which is specially designated The Buds and Blooms Spring Garden for tourism activities in the city. Visit to Tour runs May 12-13. Learn more at learn more.

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euthanized animals, 42 were healthy cats unable to find a home, and 14 were feral cats. In 2011, the Humane Society took in 825 animals from Federal Way. 90 were reunited with their owners, and 66 animals were placed into foster homes. 32 healthy cats and 34 feral cats were euthanized in 2011, according to Olsen. In 2012, Federal Way residents have adopted 59 animals so far, Olsen said. Olsen reviewed what the Human Society does for local residents, running down the society’s list of services. “We hold strays for five days before they become available for adoption. They’re listed on our website within two hours

of check-in during regular business hours, and by 9:30 the next morning if they’re brought in overnight,” she said. “We quarantine for dog bites for 15 days for the City of Federal Way, and then after that time, if you need us to hold a dog for any other reason, you pay us an additional $10 per day for boarding. Citizens pay us a $15 impound fee

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Track: Eagle boys, TJ girls streak on to SPSL titles Federal Way hasn’t lost since 2007 and Raiders unbeaten for second time By CASEY OLSON

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Luis Alvaro Osornio got the best phone call of his young life Sunday evening while grocery shopping with his family. The Thomas Jefferson High School junior received the call that he was selected as one of 18 soccer players from across the nation into the second round of the Sueño MLS 2012 – presented by Allstate. “We celebrated in the cereal aisle,” Osornio said. “At first I didn’t believe it. I was like, ‘wow.’ I

was in shock for a little bit.” Osornio and the five other players selected will represent the Seattle Sounders FC on a nationally-televised player search on República Deportiva, the popular Univision weekly Spanishlanguage sports show. Sueño MLS 2012 will chronicle the tryouts of the 18 players in a “reality show within a show” format. “I already got a haircut,” Osornio said with a laugh. “I was interviewed by a couple people from Univision and the local Spanish news in Seattle. I was kind of nervous and happy.”

The four-day “Final Event” will be held and taped in Carson, Calif. It will be hosted by MLS Argentine soccer legend Guillermo Barros Schelotto. The finals will include training sessions, scrimmages, guest celebrity scouts and an opportunity to meet some of the MLS’s biggest stars. The ultimate champion will be crowned on Sunday, May 13, live on República Deportiva. This is the sixth year of the Sueño MLS program and the first year Sounders FC has participated. “It’s a great opportunity,” Osornio said. “I’m nervous. I can’t lie about it. I just thank God for this opportunity.” Osornio and the other Seattle finalists, had their stories featured [ more sueño page 23 ]

Another year, another championship for the Federal Way boys track and field team. The Eagles secured their fifth-straight South Puget Sound League divisional title Wednesday night with a 12033 thrashing of Thomas Jefferson at Federal Way Michael Tate Memorial Stadium. Federal Way is a combined 30-0 over those five seasons. The dominating win over TJ came after the Eagles rolled to the title at the prestigious 38th annual Shoreline Invitational Saturday. Federal Way easily outdistanced second-place Bellevue in the 57-team invite. The Eagles finished with 92 total team points and Bellevue ended up with 51. Liberty followed in third place with 34 points. “The 92 points is the most points many could remember by a team and the greatest winning margin,” said Federal Way head coach Sam Beesley. The Eagles were led by junior Michael Tate, who was named the [ more track page 19 ]

UFC: Henderson, Edgar rematch set Decatur grad and current 155-pound champ will defend lightweight belt at UFC 150 in Denver on August 11 By CASEY OLSON

Decatur graduate Benson Henderson gets the UFC lightweight championship belt put around his waist after beating Frankie Edgar in Japan at UFC 144. file photo

Benson Henderson’s rematch with Frankie Edgar now has a date and location. The Decatur grad and current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion will face off against Edgar inside Denver’s Pepsi Center on Aug. 11. The title fight will be the main event at UFC 150, according to numerous sources. MMAJunkie. com first reported the bout on Friday. Henderson, who graduated from Decatur in 2001, won the UFC’s 155-pound lightweight title by winning a unanimous decision over Edgar at UFC 144 in Tokyo, Japan, in February.

“Everything has been pretty much the exact same,” said a humble Henderson about his life after being crowned the UFC champ. “I just keep everything similar. The only difference is a little more media interview requests, perhaps.” Henderson landed several powerful kicks and knees during the five-round fight. Judges had it scored 49-46 twice and 48-47 for Henderson. The biggest kick and moment came late in the second round when Henderson broke Edgar’s nose with an upkick. He also shut Edgar’s left eye by landing several jabs during the fight. Edgar tried to use his more polished boxing and movement, but Henderson used his size and strength to control the middle of the ring, landing the more powerful shots. As expected, Edgar and others around the UFC thought that he won the fight and was shocked when ring announcer Bruce Buffer called out the decision for Henderson. The slight controversy, and the fact [ more henderson page 20 ]

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Wrap up: Beamer baseball in playoffs


The Todd Beamer Titans baseball team continued their impressive late-season push with a 1-0 win over Rogers in their South Puget Sound League South Division regular season finale April 27. The win moved Beamer (11-5 SPSL South) into second-place in the divi-

sion and earned them a shot at the Tahoma Bears in the SPSL Tournament. The Titans and Bears, who finished second in the SPSL North, played for the league’s third/fourth seeds into the West Central/ Southwest District Tournament Thursday (after press time). Against Rogers, Scott Sunitsch was impressive on the mound, picking up

the win and giving up just three hits. The win moved Sunitsch to 3-0 on the season and continued the impressive pitching that the Titans have displayed all year. The Beamer pitching staff ended the regular season with an ultra-impressive earned-run average of 2.19 and an opponents batting average of just .218. The Titan staff has given up

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only 87 hits in 109 innings this season. Beamer leadoff hitter Lawyer Braun scored the only run of the game in the top of the third inning against Rogers. The Titans had only five hits on the day. Federal Way — The Eagles finished their season with an impressive 4-0 shut out of Graham-Kapowsin Saturday. Senior Darrien Moran threw a two-hitter and struck out seven in his seven innings of work. The win moved Federal Way to 7-9 in the SPSL South Division, which was good enough for a tie for sixth place. They were 8-10

overall on the season. Moran was also 1 for 3 with two RBIs. Zack Hobbs, Derek Klaas and Chris Shimer also contributed two hits each for the Eagles.


Jefferson — The Raiders (11-3 SPSL North, 13-3 overall) won their eighth SPSL North game in a row Tuesday over the Tahoma Bears, 4-3, in eight innings. Jefferson currently sits third in in the SPSL North behind Kentlake (11-2) and Tahoma (11-2) with three games remaining. Against Tahoma, the Raiders tallied a run in the top of the eighth to take a 4-3 lead and senior Katie Jackson held the Bears scoreless in the bottom of the inning to get the win.

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Jackson threw all eight innings for TJ, allowing only five hits. Offensively, the Raiders were led by Lexi Goranson and Michaela Patton. The pair both finished 2 for 4 with a double and a run. Jefferson also downed Kentridge on Saturday, 8-5 and Kent-Meridian Friday, 16-2. Against Kentridge, Greenheck and Patton both finished with two RBIs and Reno Whitcomb was 2 for 3 with two runs. Rocky Hale earned the win on the mound. Against Kent-Meridian, Nicole Greenheck finished 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Jackson was 3 for 3 with two RBIs and also threw a two-hitter on the mound, striking out nine.

The Thomas Jefferson Raiders can secure the South Puget Sound League North Division soccer championship with a win or tie against the Kentlake Falcons Friday. The Raiders took the step toward the title Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over secondplace Tahoma. The only score of the game came on an own-goal by the Bears. The win moved TJ to 12-2-1 on the season and lead Tahoma by three points heading into the final game. The Raiders would also win the SPSL North with a Tahoma tie or loss Friday. Decatur — Despite losing twice during the season to the Peninsula Seahawks, the Gators secured the SPSL 3A championship Friday night with a 5-1 win over Auburn Mountainview. Peninsula finished the regular season with a 9-1-0 record in the SPSL 3A, compared to 8-2-0 by Decatur. But the SPSL’s points-based system awards three points for a win in regulation, two for an overtime

or shootout win and one for an overtime or shootout loss. Because three of Peninsula’s wins have come in extra time, they finished with 24 points, compared to Decatur’s 25 points. The Gators will be the SPSL 3A’s top seed at the sub-district tournament. Against Mountainview, Decatur senior Michael Klavuhn had another huge goal-scoring game. Klavuhn finished with four goals against the Lions to give him an amazing 23 on the season in just 14 games. The Gators’ other score came from Alex Donovan. Federal Way — The Eagles (12-2-1) were denied the SPSL South title Tuesday night by the Puyallup Vikings. Puyallup (14-1-0) secured the crown by shutting out Federal Way, 1-0. The Eagles handed the Vikings their only defeat of the season earlier in the year, 4-0. The only goal of the contest came in the 24th minute by Puyallup forward Andy Jepperson. The Eagles end the regular season Friday night at home against Rogers at 5:30 p.m.

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Tracking the Grads: College softball

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Hannah Kiyohara and the University of Louisville softball team are rolling this season. The Thomas Jefferson High School graduate is playing her sophomore season for the Cardinals, who are ranked eighth in the nation and are 47-3 on the season. Kiyohara is currently hitting .208 in 33 games this season with 14 runs, one double, one triple, one home run and 13 RBIs. She has started 24 games at shortstop, right field, second base and designated player. The Cardinals have already clinched a berth into the Big East Conference Championship, which will take place May 10-12 at Notre Dame. Last year, Kiyohara was named first-team, All-Big East Conference becoming the first true freshman in Louisville history to receive that honor. She hit .331 in 49 games and scored 19 runs with two doubles and 22 RBIs. Kiyohara was also named to the Athletic Director’s honor roll in the fall and spring and the Dean’s List and Red & Black Scholar in the fall. Kiyohara was the Mirror’s All-City Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010 before signing with the Kentucky school.

Christi Bruin — The 2010 Jefferson grad recently finished her sophomore season at New York University-Poly in Brooklyn, NY. The Blue Jays finished the year 27-11. Bruin is a catcher and infielder and was recently named to the 2012 Skyline Conference First-Team after hitting .350 with 23 runs, 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs and 34 RBIs. Sarah Petosa — The 2010 Todd Beamer graduate Sarah Petosa is playing her sophomore season at Seattle University. The outfielder has started all 42 of the Redhawks’ games this season and is leading the team in hitting with a .371 batting average. She has scored 20 runs with two doubles, a triple and 15 RBIs. Petosa has stole 10 bases for the 15-28 Redhawks. Taylor Winton — The 2010 Todd Beamer grad is currently playing her sophomore year at Marshall University in West Virginia. The catcher has played in 33 games this season, starting five. Winton is hitting .121 with one home run, eight RBIs and a double for the Thundering Herd. Marshall is currently 31-20 overall and 12-9 in


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field athlete of the meet. Tate brought home a pair of individual titles in the 200 meters and long jump and also ran the second leg in the Eagles’ winning 4x400 relay team. Tate soared in the long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 3.5 inches and ran a blazing 22.03 to win the 200. He teamed with D.J. May, Ezekiel McNeal and Jeremiah McNeal to win the relay in a state-leading time of 3:20.01. Junior Albert Havili also had a huge day in Shoreline. Havili, who will be a Division I linebacking recruit in the fall, set a Federal Way High School record in the discus. Havili won the event with a throw of 166-3, which broke a school record that has stood since 1975. He also finished seventh in the shot put with a throw of 50-0.

Conference USA play. Lindsey Bright — The Decatur Lindsey Bright graduate is playing her senior season at Fordham University in New York City. The Rams are currently 30-20 on the season and Bright is leading the team with a .397 average with 18 runs, four doubles and five RBIs. The speedy outfielder is leading the team with eight stolen bases. Last year, she started all 60 games and led the team with 13 steals. Bright was a three-time first-team, AllSouth Puget Sound League selection and four-time All-City selection in high school. Erin Fujita — The 2009 Jefferson grad recently finished her junior season playing outfield at Hawaii Pacific University. Fujita hit .284 and started 40 games this season. Fujita also Erin Fujita had 16 runs, five doubles, one triple and 15 RBIs. Hawaii Pacific finished 32-18 on the season in NCAA Division II. In high school, Fujita was a three-time, All-SPSL selection and earned second-

The Eagles also got a vicduring the dual meet. Dahl, tory from Aaron Persinger who will compete on the in the 300 hurdles in a time University of Montana of 38.82. Persinger, also a track team in the fall, won junior, was also second in the long jump (17-3), triple the 110 hurdles (14.99). jump (35-9.5) and javFederal Way got secondelin (110-2). She was also place finishes from Ezekiel second in the 300 hurdles McNeal in the 100 (45.68). (10.9) and 400 Jefferson also got (49.45) and Keenan wins from Cheryl Curran in the triple Hong in the 400 jump (44-6). The (1:00.41), Leah KiEagles’ 4x100 relay yohara in the 1,600 team of May, Tate, (5:23.88), Vanessa Ezekiel McNeal Church in the 3,200 Lindsey Dahl and Kerson Lubin (11:5.33), Kaya was also second in Warrior in the shot 42.62. put (35-2) and Montana Pellegrini in the pole vault (11-0). Girls Track The Raiders also finished For the second year in a up in eighth place overall row, the Thomas Jefferson at the 36th Annual Lake girls finished 5-0 in the Washington Invitational SPSL Central Division. The Saturday in Kirkland. Raiders secured the league Jefferson was led by the title with a 79-71 win over first-place finish by PelFederal Way Wednesday. Senior Lindsey Dahl won legrini in the pole vault. Pellegrini cleared 10-6. a trio of individual events

team, All-State honors as a senior. Allie Crowe — The Jefferson grad recently finished her freshman year at Western Washington. The infielder played in 34 games, starting 15, and hit .200 with nine runs and two RBIs. Western finished the season 17-36. Erin Slater — The Decatur grad played her freshman season at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. The first baseman started 35 games and hit .284 with nine runs, three doubles and eight RBIs. Macalester finished 20-18 on the season. Tracking the Grads appears periodically in the Mirror. If we missed someone, email sports@

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Sports briefs: Nugent inks with Manhattan By CASEY OLSON

Green River Community College volleyball standout Katelyn Nugent (6’1, SO, Thomas Jefferson HS) signed her official NCAA national letter of intent to continue her career at Manhattan College in New York, NY. The Jaspers play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and head coach Mark Jones plans to play Nugent as a middle hitter. Nugent is a 6-foot-1 sophomore from Thomas Jefferson High School. Nugent was a first-team, AllNWAACC Western Region performer for the Gators this season, leading the team in kills, kill percentage and blocks. Nugent was also an All-NWAACC academic performer and consistent presence on the GRCC athletic director honor roll. She will continue her studies in business administration at Manhattan. “We are thrilled for Katelyn and her family to realize the dream of advancing to the highest level of volleyball brought about from years of work,� stated GRCC Athletic Director Bob Kickner. “Katelyn came into her own last season and Coach Densley brought the most out of her. A quality student-athlete, and person, the GRCC family is proud to be a part of her journey.�

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SALES PERSON needed to work in a fun, fast-paced environment! Little Nickel, a division of Sound Publishing, Inc. is seeking an experienced Inside Adver tising Sales Consultant. Position will be based out of our Tacom a o f f i c e. We a r e looking for candidates w h o a r e a s s e r t i ve , goal-driven, and who possess strong interpersonal skills—both w r i t t e n a n d ve r b a l . Ideal candidates will need to have an exceptional sales background; pr int media experience is a definite asset. If you thrive on calling on new, act i ve o r i n a c t i ve a c counts; are self-motivated, well organized, and want to join a professional, highly energized and competitive sales team, we want to hear from you. Must be computer-proficient at Word, Excel, and utilizing the Internet. Compensation includes a base wage plus commission and a n ex c e l l e n t g r o u p benefits program. EOE Please email resume and cover letter to:

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Reed Group of Co. is hiring individuals to work as FT/PT, Temp/Per m driver. As a Driver you will be responsible for providing pick up and delivery in the most safe and efficient way possible. All applicants must have a valid driving license, 21 years of age and a good driving record. We also offer a competitive benefit package. Reed Group of Co. are considering only candidates whose experience best meets our requirements. For further details , kindly send your current resume to us at:

REPORTER Reporter sought for staff opening with the Peninsula Daily News, a sixday newspaper on Washington’s beautiful North Olympic Peninsula that includes the cities of Por t Angeles, Sequim, P o r t To w n s e n d a n d Forks (yes, the “Twilight� Forks, but no vampires or werewolves). Bring your experience from a weekly or small daily -from the first day, you’ll be able to show off the writing and photography skills you’ve already acquired while sharpening your talent with the help o f ve t e ra n n ew s r o o m leaders. This is a general assignment reporting position in our Port Angeles office in which being a self-starter must be demonstrated through professional experience. Port Angeles-based Peninsula Daily News, circulation 16,000 daily and 15,000 Sunday (plus a website getting up to one million hits a month), publishes separate editions for Clallam and Jefferson counties. Check out the PDN at w w w. p e n i n s u l a d a i l y and the beauty and recreational oppor tunities at In-person visit and tryout are required, so Washington/Northwest applicants given preference. Send cover letter, resume and five best writi n g a n d p h o t o g r a p hy clips to Leah Leach, managing editor/news, P.O. Box 1330, 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 9 8 3 6 2 , o r e m a i l REPORTER The Central Kitsap Reporter in Silverdale, WA is seeking a general assignment reporter with writing experience and photography skills. Join a four-person newsroom in a position that is prim a r i l y b e a t c ove ra g e and secondarily generalassignment coverage of a city, an Urban Growth Area, county gover nment and naval base. Coverage stretches from the deeply rural to the “other Washington� in scope. News, narrative features and photography are at the center of the job. Applicants must b e a bl e t o wo r k i n a team-oriented deadline driven environment, display excellent wr iting skills, have a knowledge of community news and be able to compose articles on multiple topics. This is a full-time position and includes excellent benefits, paid vacation, sick and holidays. Please send resume with cover letter, 3 or more non-retur nable clips in PDF or Text format and references to or mail to: CKRREP/HR Sound Publishing, Inc. 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106 Poulsbo, WA 98370


The Bainbridge Island Review, a weekly community newspaper located in western Washington state, is accepting applications for a parttime general assignment Reporter. The ideal candidate will have solid reporting and writing skills, have up-to-date knowledge of the AP Stylebook, be able to shoot photos and video, be able to use InDesign, and contribute to staff blogs and Web updates. We offer vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays. If you have a passion for community news reporting and a desire to work in an ambitious, dyn a m i c n ew s r o o m , we want to hear from you. E.O.E. Email your resume, cover letter and up to 5 non-returnable writing, photo and video samples to Or mail to BIRREP/HR Dept., Sound Publishing, 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106, Poulsbo, WA 98370. Employment Transportation/Drivers


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RETAIL SALES MANAGER Are you a dynamic, professional individual with innovative ideas and experience in building business and increasing profits? Then we are interested in you! Sound Publishing, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced retail sales manager to lead a talented staff focused on growing revenue, building business relationships, creating innovative ad strategies and strengthening an already strong brand. This position will manage our Courier Herald publications in E n u m c l a w, B o n n e y Lake, and Sumner. The individual must possess strong leadership skills, b e a n e f fe c t i ve t e a m builder and display a commitment to multiplatform audience development. This position requires an accomplished manager who desires to work with a strong advertising team in a high quality market. The retail sales manager will report to the Vice President of East Sound Newspaper Operations. Responsibilities: Build relationships with key adver tisers, helping them meet their goals and grow their business; direct retail sales and service functions for online, and core products; train, motivate, recruit and develop a creative and energetic sales force; mentor strong and experienced sales staffers in retail advertising; and work with the Vice President to develop and implement strategic goals. Qualifications: Minimu m o f t h r e e t o f i ve years of newspaper advertising experience, to include at least two years managerial experience is required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. A successful track record of growing market revenue share with a proven record of developing and positioning strategic plans, which have resulted in increased sales and profitability. Must be a proven leader who is able to build a strong team and alliances. Must possess excellent communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation) with the ability to influence clients, peers and other appropriate audiences. Strong managerial skills (selecting and developing talent, coaching, and teambuilding) and the confidence to challenge the status quo in a professional manner are essential. We are an Equal Employment Oppor tunity Employer and recognize that the key to our success lies in the abilities, diversity and vision of our employees. Women and minorities are enc o u r a g e d t o a p p l y. Please email resume and cover letter to

or mail to: Sound Publishing, Inc., 19426 68th Avenue S. Kent, WA 98032, ATTN: HR/SME No calls or personal visits please.

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ACACIA BURIAL Plot, $2,190 (Lake City). Acacia Memorial Park, Birch Section, one grave site. L ove l y o l d e r s e c t i o n , beautifully maintained. A few steps off the road next to the fountain and Greenbelt at the top of the park. Perpetual fee included. Acacias price for this section is $3,991. We are asking $2,190 and are looking for a quick sale to close the estate. Call Chris 425405-0664 or email

$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

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BIG SPRING Rummage and Bake Sale! Power tools, furniture, clothing, lots of miscellaneous! Saturday, May 5 th from 9am to 3pm at Federal Way United Methodist Church, located at 29645 51st Ave. AUBURN

YORKIE/ YORKSHIRE Terrier, AKC Registered. Born 1/21/12. Home raised. Will be small. Father only 3 lbs 2 oz. Very friendly and loving puppies, full of mischief. Mother and father onsite. Wormed and first shots. Females: $900. Males: $700. Call anytime: 360-631-6256 or 425-330-9903 Reach the readers the dailies miss. Call 800-388-2527 today to place your ad in the ClassiďŹ eds.

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LEGAL NOTICES CITY OF FEDERAL WAY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL I. PURPOSE OF REQUEST. The City of Federal Way (“Cityâ€?) is requesting proposals for the purpose of selecting a firm to operate a cafĂŠ service in the lobby/lounge of the Federal Way Community Center. The Community Center’s proposed needs for cafĂŠ services include: coffee, espresso, and other beverages, smoothie/juice bar, healthy snack and pre-packaged mealtime selections. II. TIME SCHEDULE. The City will follow the following timetable, which should result in a selection of a firm by May 22, 2012. Issue RFP May 03, 2012 Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting May 10, 2012 @ 1:00PM Deadline for Submittal of Proposals May 15, 2012 III. INSTRUCTIONS TO PROPOSERS. A. All proposals should be sent to: Jeri-Lynn Clark Management Services Department City of Federal Way 33325 8th Ave S Federal Way, WA 98003-6325 (253) 835-2526 B. All proposals must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked in the lower left-hand corner: “RFPCommunity Center CafĂŠ Serviceâ€?. C. All proposals must be received by May 15, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., at which time they will be opened. Three (3) copies of the proposal must be presented. No faxed or telephone proposals will be accepted. D. No firm may submit a proposal unless a representative attends a mandatory pre-proposal meeting scheduled for 1:00 PM. May 10, 2012 at the Federal Way Community Center. E. A ny questions or requests for more information should be directed to Community Center Supervisor Doug Nelson at (253) 835-6930. Published in: Federal Way Mirror: May 4 & May 12, 2012 Published in: Daily Journal of Commerce: May 3 & May 9, 2012 Published in: City of Federal Way website: May 3 - 15, 2012 FWM 1887

NOTICE OF LAND USE APPLICATION AND NOTICE OF OPTIONAL DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) Project Name: AT&T Mobility SS19 - Adelaide Project Description: Applicant proposes to upgrade a Personal Wireless Service Facility (PWSF) located on an existing 50-foot Puget Sound Energy (PSE) utility pole, within City owned right-of-way, by adding two new LTE antennas, increasing the height to 59 feet, 10 inches. Associated upgrades to the existing equipment cabinet within a fenced area are also included. Applicant: Sunny Ausink, Pacific Telecom Services, on behalf of AT&T, 111 South Jackson Street #200, Seattle, WA 98104 Project Location: 31617 1st Avenue South, Federal Way Date Application Received: April 6, 2012 Date Determined Complete: April 27, 2012 Date of Notice of Application: May 4, 2012 Comment Due Date: May 21, 2012 Environmental Review: Based upon review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the City, it is likely that the City of Federal Way will determine that the project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process in WAC 197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed project. The proposal may include mitigation measures under applicable codes, and the review process may incorporate or require mitigation measures regardless of whether an environmental impact statement (EIS) is prepared. A copy of the subsequent threshold determination for the specific proposal may be obtained upon request. Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impacts. Comments must be submitted by the date noted above. Permits Required by This Application: Master Land Use Process III (File #12-101545-UP) and State Environmental Policy Act Threshold Determination (File #12-101546-SE) Other Permits Known at this Time and Not Included in This Application: Electrical Permit Existing Environmental Documents: Environmental Checklist Relevant Environmental Documents Are Available at the Address Below: Yes Development Regulations to Be Used for Project Review Known at this Time: Federal Way Revised Code Title 14, ‘Environmental Policy’ and Title 19 ‘Zoning and Development Code.’

Public Comment & Appeals: Any person may submit written comments on the land use application or the environmental impacts of the proposal to the Director of Community and Economic Development by 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2012. Only persons who submit written comments to the Director (address below) or specifically request a copy of the decision, may appeal the decision. However, any interested party may appeal the environmental threshold determination. Details of appeal procedures for the requested land use decision will be included with the written decision. Issuance of Final Environmental Determination: The final Determination of Nonsignificance may be issued without a second comment period, unless timely comments identify probable significant adverse impacts that were not considered by the Notice of Optional Determination of Nonsignificance. A copy of the Determination of Nonsignificance may be obtained upon request. Availability of File: The official project file is available for public review at the Department of Community and Economic Development, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003-6325. Staff Contact: Becky Chapin, Assistant Planner, 253-835-2641 Published in the Federal Way Mirror: May 4, 2012 FWM 1888

NOTICE OF SEPA APPLICATION AND NOTICE OF OPTIONAL DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE Name: SW 312th Street Improvements - 14th Avenue SW to SR 509 Description: Applicant proposes improvements SW 312th Street from 14th Avenue SW to SR 509. The intent of this project is to improve safety and capacity of SW 312th Street and the intersection with SR 509 by widening SW 312th Street to the south to three lanes and bike lane within the project limits. Work includes utility relocation, storm drainage, curb, gutter, sidewalk, street lighting, traffic signal replacement, signage, channelization, and asphalt overlay. Applicant: John Mulkey, P.E., City of Federal Way, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA Location: South side of SW 312th Street - from 14th Avenue SW to SR 509 Date Application Received: March 29, 2012 Date of Notice of Application: May 4, 2012 Date Determined Complete: April 23, 2012 Comment Due Date: May 21, 2012

Environmental Review: Based upon review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the City, it is likely that the City of Federal Way will determine that the project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process in WAC 197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed project. The proposal may include mitigation measures under applicable codes and the review process may incorporate or require mitigation measures regardless of whether an environmental impact statement (EIS) is prepared. A copy of the subsequent threshold determination may be obtained upon request. Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impacts. Comments must be submitted by the date noted above. Permits Required by this Application: Environmental Review (File #12-101409-00-SE). Existing Environmental Documents: SEPA Checklist, Critical Areas Investigation Report prepared Landau Associates, and Corridor-Wide Screening Level Phase I Environmental Site Assessment prepared by Landau Associates. Relevant Environmental Documents are Available at the Address Below: Yes Development Regulations to be Used for Project Mitigation, Known at this Time: Federal Way Revised Code (FWRC) Title 14, “Environmental Policy;� Title 16 “Surface Water Management;� and Title 19 “Zoning and Development Code.� Public Comments and Appeals: Any person may submit written comments on the environmental application or impacts of the proposal to the Director of Community and Economic Development by 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2012, and any person may appeal the environmental threshold determination. Details of appeal procedures will be included with the written decision. Issuance of Final Environmental Determination: The final Determination of Nonsignificance may be issued without a second comment period unless timely comments identify probable significant adverse impacts that were not considered by the Notice of Optional Determination of Nonsignificance. A copy of the Determination of Nonsignificance may be obtained upon request. Availability of File: The official project file is available for public review at the Community and Economic Development Department (33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003). Staff Contact: Senior Planner Janet Shull, 253-835-2644, Published in the Federal Way Mirror on May 4, 2012. FWM 1889

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on República Deportiva Sunday after fighting their way past more than 400 competitors in an open tryout to earn a week-long trial with the Sounders FC Academy and the trip to Southern California. The Seattle finalists will be joined at the “Final Event” by six FC Dallas finalists and six Chivas USA finalists. The two MLS franchises also held Sueño MLS 2012 tryouts last month. And even if Osornio doesn’t win the Sueño competition, the event will still allow plenty of eyes to see his soccer game. “There’s going to be academy coaches there and college coaches from everywhere in the nation,” Osornio said. “It’s a great step. My dream is to become a pro soccer player.” The 17-year-old Osornio was born in Mexico near Guadalajara and came to Federal Way as a 12-yearold with his parents. His older sister and brother are still in Mexico. “I found out about the Sueño thing the day before,” Osornio said. “My mom told me that she saw it on the local news in Spanish. I didn’t know it was going to be in Seattle.” Osornio was supposed to work during the first day of tryouts on April 21, but told his mom that he wasn’t going to go, which was a good move in the end. Osornio quickly stood out, catching the eye of the Seattle Sounders’ player development staff, particularly that of Youth Director Darren Sawatzky, who is a former soccer player and coach for the Raiders. Sawatzky coached TJ to the school’s last state title in 2007. “The number one word we all talked about was ‘potential,’” Sawatzky explained. “You look at players and you quickly notice their desire to accomplish their dream. The step between being a youth player and a pro player is substantial, and I think despite the fact of his hurt knee, Luis showed us some of these qualities.” During the tryout,

Osornio, who has six goals and six assists for the 10-21 seventh-ranked Raiders this season, admitted to playing through the pain. The Sueño MLS Seattle tryouts were held April 21-22 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. “I had an injured knee throughout the tryout but I knew I couldn’t give up because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Osornio said. “This is my dream and nothing is going to stop me. I want to keep going as far as I can and hope that one day in the near future, I can become a professional soccer player.” Born just one year before MLS’s inaugural season, Osornio’s desire and dream of one day stepping on the field as a pro goes back as far as he can remember. “Ever since I was a little boy, I always had a ball at my feet,” he told “So these last few days have been a big inspiration as far as one day reaching my dream of playing for a pro team, a dream that has become a bit of an obsession for me.” Approximately 400 youth players between the ages of 14 and 18 showed up to Starfire for the Sueño tryout. The players were put through a rapid process to determine who advanced to the national final. On the first day, the players were reduced to a group of around 30, which came back for the second day. For now, Osornio is just grateful for the chance to take part, particularly meeting Sounders players Fredy Montero and Josh Ford. “Our talks with Josh Ford and Fredy Montero were very inspiring because at one point they were like us,” Osornio said. “They were aspiring young soccer players chasing a dream.” The other Sueño finalists from the Seattle tryout include Jose Ramos, 15, from Tacoma; Ivan Marmolego, 17, from Orondo, Wash.; Giovanny Soto, 15, from Wenatchee; Herbert Cojulun, 17, from Casey, S.C.; and Hector Palos, 17, from Philadelphia.

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