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Elizabeth lost her job, her house and her car in 2010. After five months of couch surfing with her son, who was then 3, Elizabeth found a safe place in Maple Valley to help her get back on track: Vine Maple Place. She arrived in September 2010 and moved into a cozy apartment at Vine Maple Gardens, a small transitional housing development owned by Vine Maple Place, a private faith-based non-profit which was founded in Maple Valley in 2000. Vine Maple Place provides transitional housing and services for homeless parents and their children. While she was recovering from her triple whammy, Elizabeth discovered life had thrown another unexpected surprise at her. “I found out a few weeks after I got here that I was pregnant with my daughter,” she said. “I didn’t like the situation I was in. I came here already in my head, I knew what I wanted to do, I had goals in place.” Raising her son on her own, going through the pregnancy with

Green Society Group owner Chris Schoonover has received a stop work order and unsafe notice from the city of Maple Valley. According to Schoonover, an official from the city posted the notices to the entrance of his Maple Valley business on May 3, after his permit was allegedly denied by the city due to its moratorium on medical marijuana gardens and dispensaries. “I was greeted at the desk and told they weren’t accepting it from me,” Schoonver said. “I thought he was joking. He said, ‘We’re not recognizing any permits until the moratorium is lifted.’” Schoonover’s attorney, Jay Berneberg, stated in a telephone interview he is considering whether to file an emergency injunction against the city’s unsafe notice, though Berneberg said he and his client are looking at other options as well. “My clients are not quitting,” he said. Calling the city’s actions “corrupt” as well using an expletive to describe the situation, Berneberg called it a weak attempt by Maple

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Music Is The Spice of Life

Olivia Craven, an eighth grader at Tahoma Junior High, shows off her pizzicato skills on the cello during the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra’s “Spice of Life” concert May 4 at Maple Valley Presbyterian Church. dennis box, The Reporter To view a slide show go to www.

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Stand in Motion on the move with new album By TJ Martinell

Maple Valley natives Mark Hooton and Alex Silvi, the members of the band Stand In Motion, have been doing anything but in the past year. Having already released an EP “Reflections,” in August, they are set to release their first full-length album, “Between Here and There,” May 22.

Having known each other since first grade at Rock Creek Elementary their journey as musicians has also been intertwined with their friendship. Although they always had an interest in music they didn’t start playing until they were at Tahoma Junior High. There they started to experiment with an old stereo recorder. Hooton played the piano and guitar and sang while Silvi played the drums.

At Tahoma High, however, they fell out of contact and went their own separate ways musically, each forming his own band. The bands, however, did not last long and split up their junior year. In 2011 they reconnected and their mutual passion for music inevitably brought them back to where they had started. Looking back, both Hooton and Silvi believe the separation was beneficial. “Those few years definitely made us more mature,” Hooton said. “It was vital to have those years apart. It wouldn’t have been the same without those years on [ more BAND page 5 ]

Stand In Motion band members Mark Hooton (left) and Alex Silvi (right). Hooton and Silvi are 2011 Tahoma graduates. Photo courtesy of Daniel Benitez.


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Registration open for Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra’s summer music camp Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra has opened registration for its Summer Music Camp. Camp sessions are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13-17 at Maple Valley Presbyterian Church. Cost to attend camp is $45. There is a $5 optional lunch available. There will be a concert Friday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. For more information about camp or to register, visit This year’s theme is “Out Of This World. “ They will be studying music from sci-fi movies. Students with nine months music experience through the most advanced students will be successful in this program. Students with less music experience will have a specialized program running simultaneously during the camp. They will also have a coach who is specially trained to help them succeed. More advanced students will be challenged by large group and ensemble pieces.

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Turning opera singers into actors Japan. This eventually does happen, but not without the very common tragedy in opera — death. Butterfly gives way to all the horror, sadness, and pain she is feeling and kills herself. This is not at all uncommon for opera if you have noticed. Another reason operas are alike is how they all have changed over the years. Operas used to be all about the singing. A person used to come out to the middle of the stage and sing a song about a story — just sing it, that’s all. Now the whole story-telling element is being put in to play by having the singers increase their acting and showing more emotions in the song. All of this really started up in the last twenty years. This is because of the beginning of filmed operas. In the 70s the Metropolitan Opera began filming operas which needed more focus on acting to keep the audience’s attention. This is because most of us want to see a story and not just hear the music. We want to know what is happening because the audience most likely won’t know how to Morgan Roberts

This week I got to view another perspective of the magical world of theater. I was offered the special opportunity of seeing The Seattle Opera’s first ever simulcast opera— Madama Butterfly — which was broadcast live from opening night at McCaw Hall onto a huge screen for additional viewers in the Key Arena! Madama Butterfly is about a young Japanese girl named Butterfly who is only 15 years old and is already getting married to an American man who is in Japan. Little does she know that the man, whose name was Pinkerton, was planning all along to leave her eventually and go find another wife back in America. Well, when Pinkerton leaves, Butterfly is heartbroken and all she is left with is one of her only friends who is her maid Suzuki and her child, whom she named ‘Sorrow’, until her so-called true love returns. Pinkerton did return and with him he brought his American wife and intended to bring Sorrow home to America with them and leave Butterfly in


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Community Note Tour of lake wilderness arboretum start may 12 A tour of the Lake Wilderness Aboretum will be held at 11 a.m. on May 12, 19 and 26. The tour on Saturday, May 12 coincides with Lake Wilderness Arboretum’s Spring Plant Sale, their biggest fundraiser of the year, which begins t 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11. On Saturday, May 19, take advantage of the regularly scheduled docent tour of the Arboretum at 10 a.m. and then join the special tour of the Smith-Mossman Western Azalea Garden at 11 a.m. A third tour of the Smith-Mossman Garden is scheduled for Saturday, May 26. Please meet for the tours at the gazebo near the meadow’s edge. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Mid-May to mid-June marks the peak bloom time for the world’s largest public collection of western azaleas, Rhododendron occidentale, at Lake Wilderness Arboretum’s Smith-Mossman Western Azalea Garden. The garden’s spectacular floral show is open to the public everyday, all day, for free. The Smith-Mossman Western Azalea Garden is remarkable for preserving the work of two Washington

plant collectors. In the 1950’s and early ‘60’s, Britt Smith and Frank Mossman pursued their interest in rhododendrons every weekend trying to find new plants for their everexpanding collection. They developed a passion for the very fragrant, abundantly flowered Western azalea they found primarily in the coastal wilds of northern California and southern Oregon. In 1997, when Britt Smith and his wife decided to sell their Kent acreage, the fate of his azalea collection was in question. The property was to be subdivided and developed, guaranteeing the loss of his azaleas. A last minute deal allowed a small, dedicated crew of volunteers from Lake Wilderness Arboretum to move over one hundred of his fully mature plants. Since the dedication of the Smith-Mossman Western Azalea Garden in 2000, more Western azaleas from Dr. Mossman’s garden in Vancouver, Washington, have been added, establishing the garden as the largest public collection of R. occidentale selections in the world. Preservation of these plants became even more important with the passing of Britt Smith in December 2007, and of Frank Mossman in November 2009. For more information about the Arboretum, check out the website at

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[4] May 11, 2012 [ HOPE from page 1] her daughter, and then five days after moving into Gardens she started work on her associate’s degree at a school in Seattle, Elizabeth had taken on quite a bit. The support she got from the staff at Vine Maple Place made a huge difference. “I was dealing with a lot of emotions there,” Elizabeth said. “I was going through counseling and strengthening my spiritual walk.” • She was referred to counselors — Elizabeth chose to see a Christian counselor — by Linda Peterson who was then serving as an advocate for VMP. If she needed gas to get to school, Elizabeth said, the staff would provide her with gas gift cards. When her son’s birthday came around and she needed a toy, she said, he didn’t go without. Children who lived in other units at Gardens became not just friends, Elizabeth said, but extended

family. backed them up with.” During an intensive And as the Planting period halfway Seeds of Hope “The way Vine through the fundraiser apMaple Place is school year, Eliza- structured... really proaches on Satbeth needed a lapmolded me into the urday, Elizabeth top, and the staff has transitioned woman and mother of VMP were able out of Gardens, to provide her one and student that just the kind of I am right now.” which had been success story Elizabeth, VMP client donated. Executive Direc“I found out tor Colleen Starr that they were loves to share able to do those with anyone who things thanks to is looking to supvolunteers,” she said. “They port the organization. can’t do it without donaPlanting Seeds of Hope tions and the money people began 11 years ago, Starr

said, as an auction and brunch the day before Mother’s Day. It will be at Maple Valley Presbyterian Church this year and will likely sell out. An event designed to allow women to help women in the community, Starr said, it eventually became a brunch where clients in the program could tell their stories while connecting with supporters of the organization in an effort to build a community to create more success stories. “It’s about making connections… finding different ways of being involved,” Starr said. “It’s an integral part of what we do, bringing the community together to support homeless families with kids. We’re just the conduit.” Planting Seeds of Hope is one of two major fundraisers annually for VMP. During the brunch supporters can learn more about other women — though VMP does help men, too — like Elizabeth who are learning about how to be better parents, how to take care of their money as well as going through school to acquire skills to become more marketable thus making it easier for them to take care of their families. A year ago Elizabeth attended the event and she was the only client sitting at her table, “they kind of picked my brain a little, which was fine, because it was a very warm table.” The whole thing changed her perspective, she said. “It made me think, ‘Wow, it does take a lot to house us. How do they do it?,” she said. “Before they asked people to donate they had speakers and played the Vine Maple Place movie… and I saw all the women around me, how touched they were. They were seeing it’s a good thing. Vine Maple Place is all about love

and serving families.” Starr said the staff and volunteers at Vine Maple Place have four goals for clients: stable housing, education to increase employability, financial stability and life skills which ranges from parenting to healthy relationships to cooking. “We feel like we’re a team, that the parents and the kids have certain things that they need to do in order to succeed,” Starr said. “The other thing that we really want to stress is that it really is a community effort.” Not that long ago, Elizabeth landed a job and graduated to Safe Landings which is one of three offsite homes VMP provides assistance with for clients who have moved on, and soon she will walk across the stage in cap and gown to receive her associate’s degree. Early on Elizabeth didn’t realize how much work goes into helping parents who have gone to VMP for help. A particularly critical time was after she gave birth to her daughter via c-section. She was provided with meals, someone who would watch her son while she spent time with her newborn, and “they provided a mentor who worked with me and prayed for me.” Now she is thankful for that help and ready to provide the same support to other parents in need as she has completed a 2-year degree in social work with plans to complete her bachelor’s degree then eventually earn her master’s. “Not only do I have all this education, which is great, I have the experience of walking through it myself,” she said. “The way Vine Maple Place is structured… really molded me into the woman and mother and student that I am now.”

Community Note The Greater Maple Valley Community Center Board of Directors has named Rae Levine of Seattle as Interim Executive Director. Levine joins the Community Center following the retirement of long-time executive director Lynn Roberts. Levine brings with her an extensive background in nonprofit leadership, management and program experience. Levine moved to Seattle recently from a small, rural community in California where she served as executive director of a nonprofit affordable housing organization. She holds a masters degree in organization development and has more than 25 years consulting experience

helping people in organizations and communities work together to plan, solve problems, and take action. Levine will work with GMVCC staff to ensure ongoing quality programming and operation of the Community Center and will assist the GMVCC Board in its search for a permanent executive director in the coming months. The Community Center is a nonprofit, with a staff dedicated to its mission of enriching the community through quality human services and social activities. More about its programs and services cane be found at www.

May 11 , 2012 [5] • [ Medical from page 1] Valley officials to shut down GSG. “It’s arbitrary and capricious,” Beneberg said. “We met with the city. They realized after meeting with us that what they (GSG) were doing is a lawful enterprise. They know it. They talked to (King County Prosecutor) Dan Satterberg and he said ‘Don’t bust them, because I won’t prosecute.’ That’s the only thing they could think of to keep this business from opening. Every other aspect is entirely lawful. The city did this as a pretext to deny the lawful use of a property.” City Manager David Johnston stated in a telephone interview that GSG did not follow the correct protocol when applying for

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[ band from page 1] our own.” Around April Hooton, who loved to write song lyrics, came to Silvi with an idea for a song. Taking the lyrics, Silvi and Hooton began working on the music aspect of the song. “It had such a cool sound to it,” Silvi said. “We liked it so much we did another song.” The result was Reflections EP which was released in August. “We thought, ‘Let’s see how far we can go with this,’” Hooton said. Hooton described their music as alternative indie, which is how they were described by a music blog reviewer who reviewed Reflections. It’s a category they feel is the most accurate, due to what they feel is the unique sound to their songs. “It’s like we’re influenced by other musicians,” Hooton said. “But we never listen to a song and ask ‘How would this band (Stand In Motion) do it?’” The singular quality is also affected by the two separate genres Hooton and Silvi bring to their band. While Hooton said he enjoys listening to bands like Coldplay and Death Cab for Cutie, Silvi’s interest lies mostly in hip-hop. At the same time, Silvi said their inspiration comes from any and all genres. “I listen to everything,” he said. “Every genre is inspirational. I don’t try to put everything into one song. With Mark and I combined it definitely wouldn’t sound the same by ourselves.” After graduating from Tahoma in 2011, they both went to Central Washington University in Ellensberg. Incidentally, although

a permit in a timely fashion. He also questioned the city’s unsafe “Our code says that if improvements are notice as several city officials visited the made without proper permit this is the pro- business during the April 20 open house. cess that is undertaken,” he “If they really feel it’s unsaid. “We have no idea if it is “It’s arbitrary and capricious. safe, how come it took them a safe environment and no- We met with the city. They to this date,” he said. “Why body can operate a business realized after meeting with were they letting people us that what they (GSG) were without proper inspection come in?” and proper permitting.” Schoonover has described doing is a lawful enterprise. Schoonover stated that in They know it. That’s the only his business, which opened spite of the notices, business thing they could think of on April 20, as specializing is still open, which Johnston to keep this business from in “palliative care and netsaid would result in penalworking solutions,” which opening.” Jay Berneberg ties. includes medical marijuana “I thought things were gocollective gardens. ing to come to a resolution,” The Maple Valley City Schoonover said. Council passed a moratorium on collective

gardens and dispensaries in July 2011. Both Schoonover and Berneberg have argued that Green Society Group does not fall under the moratorium because it is an access point for medical marijuana, not a collective garden. The City Council is evaluating its options regarding collective gardens. GSG is located at 22210 S.E. 272nd Street in Frontier Square.

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measuring 22 inches. It was caught at 2 a.m. Saturday. Second Place: Larry Klopstein – 45.25 ounces and 18.75 inches long; Third place – Shelton Schneider – 39.75 ounces and 18.5 inches long. The tagged fish, ‘B. Ready’ was not caught this year. The tagged fish has been caught twice in the 10 years the chamber has been responsible for the derby.

it has worked out for their band, it was not done intentionally. “I was trying to decide to go to a music school,” Silvi said. “We didn’t have to, but it’s the way things worked out, which was in our favor. We didn’t come here for each other.” Hooton said he plans to major in public relations, while Silvi is interested in film and video production, albeit Mark refers to them as “backup degrees,” an indication of their high hopes for success. “We’re a lot more into our music than our schoolwork,” he said. During the summer, they began work on the band’s first full-length album, “Between Here and There,” which took roughly nine months to complete. The album, Hooton said, ver much reflects their mood at the time, as many of the songs were written while prior ones were being recorded. “We’d finish the song and I would be working on the next song,” he said. “You can kind of feel what I felt like during the process in the past year. I hope people cling to that.” While they have embraced their identity as an alternative indie band, Hooton stressed that their songs, while occasionally are somber or reflective, are not meant to convey dark themes. “I’m not a negative writer,” Hooton said. “Alex checks me on that. It’s not what I want. I think the music that surrounds the lyrics does that.” Silvi added that “Reflections had a dramatic feel and emotion. We wanted to keep that but bring some uplifting emotion to it as

well.” Hooton said that many of the songs he writes are just as much addressed to himself introspectively as they are to the listener. “I do like telling stories,” he said. “But a lot of times people might think I’m singing to them when I say ‘you’, but I’m singing to myself. I’m giving people advice, but I’m writing out my own medicine.” The same well of inspiration Hooton draws for his song lyrics is also where they drew the name for the band itself. “We took a whole afternoon going over names for our band,” Silvi said. “The thing we really wanted to have were things that clashed.” They settled on “Stand In Motion,” which Hooton stated describes moments of reflection in life. “The main thing is that a lot of times that’s exactly what I’m doing,” Hooton said. “I’m standing in motion watching things take place. I’ll go to Lake Wilderness and watch people. Not in a bad way at all. Everything is moving and so fast.” Hooton said he has yet to write a song exploring their friendship, but, is certain he will in the future. “I’m sure that will come up one day (in a song),” Hooton said. “I’m starting to realize lately that’s cool we can say we’ve been friends for so long.” Stand In Motion will play a concert at Tahoma High on June 1. They will also be performing at the Chop Suey in Seattle on June 21. To learn more about the band, go to its Facebook page at standinmotion.

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At Kentwood, the play within the play’s the thing


entwood’s upcoming drama production of the musical “Man of La Mancha” will feature an unusual literary device — a play within a play. After exploring the dark, lonely world of blindness in “The Miracle Worker,” Kentwood’s Drama Director Rebecca Lloyd chose a story that addresses an equally somber topic, the Spanish Inquisition. “I’ve always prided myself on choosing literature for the kids that makes them more aware about the world and not fluff,” she said. Lloyd said the musical also has other admirable traits that attracted her to it. Not only did she appreciate its optimistic tone, but she liked the dialogue and the music, which proved to be a challenge for the students. “It has a lot to do with where I think our country’s going and where we need to look at things in a brighter light and not in a negative way,” she said. “As an English teacher, I was really drawn to that (dialogue). The music is just brilliant. The Spanish temps are a challenge for

these pups, there’s no doubt about it.” The musical is based on the book by Dale Wasserman, which in turn is based on the classic Western novel “Don Quixote,” by Spanish soldier and writer Miguel Cervantes. The musical takes place within the confines of a prison where Cervantes is being held during the Spanish Inquisition. In order to avoid the destruction of a manuscript at the hands of the other prisoners he is forced to put on a play. Cervantes plays the part of Alonso Quijana, an old man who has read too many tales of chivalry and decides to become a knight, calling himself “Don Quixote.” The musical, Lloyd stated, very much reflects the world through the eyes of individuals like Don Quixote, who perceives everything through a positive light and are unaffected by their circumstances. “It’s the knight kind of thing,” she said. “He becomes a knight in his mind.” The parts of Cervantes/ Alonso/Don Quixote are all played by KJ Knies, who previously played Helen Keller’s brother in “The Miracle Worker,” Prince

Dauntless in “Once Upon a Mattress” and Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet.” “I just love the story,” Knies said. “I think it’s one of those musicals that are so much larger than the story itself.” To prepare for the role, Knies read the first four chapters of “Don Quixote,” though he said that the musical is very faithful to the original novel. Playing Don Quixote, he said, was relatively easy, and Alonso is only feature in one scene. “I had to build upon Cervantes before I could discover how Don Quixote did things,” he said. Lloyd said Knies has the acting chops for the role. “With KJ, he’s really good at playing the two parts separately,” Llloyd said. “His voice changes. His physical demeanor changes.” Cervantes unique perspective of life, channeled through Don Quixote, is manifested in his treatment and perception of Aldonza, a fellow prisoner. In the play within the play, she plays a prostitute whom Don Quixote views as a urbane, wellbred lady named Dulcinea. Stepping out into her first starring role at Kentwood, freshman Francesca Curry-

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Kentwood freshman Francesca Curry-Edwards, left, as Aldonza and Dulcinea KJ Knies, center, as Miguel Cervantes and Don Quixote, and Tyler Da as Sancho Panza. Courtesy photo Edwards said she initially had difficulties with the role, due to an age discrepancy. Aldonza, who is 18, is usually played by actresses in their 30s. Additionally, she has no dialogue as Aldonza, as her only speaking roles are as Ducinea in the play within the play. To help herself transition in and out of the character, Curry-Edwards said she created her own back story for Aldonza to help explain her

personality. “I had no idea who she was,” she said. “I created the story for her to better comprehend why she ended up in jail. She was probably an intellectual. When she came here (prison) no one else was an intellectual and she was probably raped a lot. I think she really hated herself being in prison.” Despite the musical’s title, Knies said, he believes Aldonza is the true main

“But Doc, He Hurt His Leg!” Why You Should Never Give Your Pet Human Pain Medications

We all know that sometimes our dogs overdo it and injure themselves in some way. While it’s tempting to give Fido a little Tylenol, you can actually cause him more damage than good. Our pets lack certain enzymes that humans have, which causes them to process medications differently than we do. Several common over-the-counter pain medications can cause dogs and cats to develop severe liver and/or kidney failure. They are: Ibuprofen is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory that is found in medications such as Advil and Motrin. People often take it for chronic pain such as arthritis, so they may assume it’s safe for their dog as well. However, ibuprofen is one of the most toxic over-thecounter pain medications you can give your pet. Because the smallest ibuprofen tablet is 200 mg, even a single pill can cause serious illness. At the lowest level of toxicity, your pet may develop bleeding ulcers in his stomach. If the ulcers deepen, they can cause the stomach to rupture, which can be fatal. At higher doses, the kidneys are damaged and are no longer able to filter toxins properly. In some cases, the kidneys may be permanently damaged. At the highest toxic dose, neurologic signs such as seizures and coma can develop. Pets given ibuprofen often need to be hospitalized for several days in order to receive intense,

character of the story. “Don Quixote is just a catalyst for what happens to her,” he said. “She goes through the most changes. What comes through the most is that heartfelt message which is see life as it should be not as it is.” “Man of La Mancha” will premiere at 7 p.m. on May 16 at the KentwoodPerforming Arts Center and will run on May 17-19 and May 24-26.

life-saving therapy. Naproxen is also a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory that is found in Aleve. While this medication is easily broken down by our kidneys, dogs process naproxen in their liver. As the liver processes it, the drug is also reabsorbed – which means that it stays in a dog’s body for up to three days. As with ibuprofen, a single pill can cause serious illness and should never be given to your pet. Symptoms of toxicity are similar to those seen with ibuprofen. Acetaminophen is a pain killer found in medications such as Tylenol. It has little anti-inflammatory effect but is often used to treat fever. Although we easily metabolize acetaminophen, our pets’ livers do not have the proper ability to effectively process the drug. The liver becomes exhausted and the cells are damaged enough to cause cell death. Cats have very little ability to metabolize acetaminophen, so a fatal dose can be given with just one tablet. In dogs, symptoms of acetaminophen poisoning are often vague and include depression, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing to the skin, eyes, etc.). Cats often develop swelling of the face and paws, brown-colored gums, and difficulty breathing. So, the next time Fido injures himself, contact your veterinarian. There are many good pain medications available for our pets that are much safer than something you pick up at your local grocery store or pharmacy.

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A unique gift for Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is practically on top of us. Around Easter I realized someone would have to come up with a plan for celebrating Mother’s Day. I asked Jason then, “What should we do for Mother’s Day?” Without missing a beat he put the spotlight back on me. “What do you want to do for Mother’s Day?” Crap. What I really want is enough time to go get a pedicure and hair cut without feeling guilty that I’m not spending time with my daughter or working hard enough at my day job — you know, this journalism thing. And something good to eat. Turns out I’m not the only mom who doesn’t particularly enjoy this annual ritual of wellintentioned but often misguided celebration of mothers. On May 1 as I waited for the pages to copy over to another server for the May 4 print edition so it could be sent to the press, I hopped onto one of my favorite blogs, Rants from Mommyland ( The blog, which is run by some hilarious mommies, posted about taking Mother’s Day back. Because moms, at least the ones I know, aren’t looking for a fancy car or some bling-bling on Mother’s Day as the ladies at RFML posted. No, man, we want to chill and have a little guilt-free time to ourselves. But, they’re going one step further — the fine women at RFML are doing a project which involves moms helping moms. That is awesomesauce. It is radtastic. It’s called the Mother Pucker Project. By the time this column appears in print it will be nearly over. I would, however, encourage readers Dennis Box Editor

Mortgages which seem too good Recently I received a second offer in the mail to finance the purchase of a house using a low rate adjustable mortgage (ARM). My first reaction was to think, “Déjà vu.” I just taught a Green River Community College continuing education class to people over 55 called “The Great Depression and the Great Recession of 2008: How Do They Compare?” One of the major causes of the burst of the housing bubble was the purchase of ARMs. Let me explain my concerns over this type of loan in relation to the 2008 housing meltdown. My source throughout is The Complete Idiots Guide to the Great Recession. (I highly recommend this book if you want to study more about what happened to create the Great Recession.) ARMs were created in 1982 to make borrowing easier. The advantage was low interest rates for the borrower. The Federal government wanted people to be able to buy homes because it spurred the economy. Once Americans moved into a new home they were likely

to check out the site and see the kind of impact it had. I hope I can participate somehow. I suspect I will donate toward the movement to provide clean birth kits for women in third world countries who may otherwise die giving birth or shortly thereafter due to a lack of just a few dollars worth of necessities such as sterile latex gloves, a clean sheet and a razor to cut the umbilical cord. To learn more about that, go to this post http://www.rantsfrommommyland. com/2012/05/whats-clean-birth-kit.html on Rants from Mommyland to get more details. It really puts into perspective how annoying I find Mother’s Day to be both as a child and as a mom. This reminds me to be grateful my sweet little girl has access to medical care, owns more toys than all of the children in Africa, and all the love she could want or need times infinity. I spoke with Yvonne Roskeland, who lives in Seattle and founded World Birth Aid, about her

efforts to provide clean birth kits to women in countries who need them particularly in subSaharan Africa. World Birth Aid is one of the organizations Rants from Mommyland suggests readers consider supporting. Roskeland, who is originally from Norway and works as a nurse-midwife, saw firsthand the impact lacking a few basic supplies when delivering babies while she was in Afghanistan a few years ago. “Women in these situations, they have nothing,” Roskeland said. “When you are a mother, you do appreciate the care that you have … and the opportunity that you in the United States and in different parts of Europe.” On Mother’s Day, Roskeland said, we are thankful for our own mothers but it is also an opportunity to think about what women and their babies in countries such as Somalia face when it is time to give birth as well as after delivery. Clean birth kits provided by World Birth Aid

to fill them up with washers, driers, refrigerators, and furniture. These purchases would further spur the economy, especially in the real estate industry, banks, construction, and insurance companies, creating jobs and wealth in a ripple effect. As long as the rates were low the borrower could save a lot of money. The problem was what happened when interest rates began to climb. Instead of paying 1% as many were in 2003 the borrower might be paying 6.25 percent by 2007. Many poorer homeowners were financially squeezed by these increases. Since many lending institutions had cut and bundled these sub-prime loans into securities and sold them to often unsuspecting investors, there was no sense of accountability for being careful about whom these banks should lend to. The incentive for the lending institutions was to make as many loans as possible, the riskier the loans the higher the commissions, and pass them on to some unsuspecting purchaser who would suffer the loss if these loans defaulted, which they did. This increase among sub-prime (high risk borrowers) mortgages caused loan defaults to reach a high of 80 percent between 2006-2007.

These sub-prime failures rippled through the economy like the tsumani that hit the coast of Japan in 2011. So, why do we still have ARMs? The answer is because neither the Republicans nor the Democrats have done much to avoid another 2008 financial meltdown. Why not? There are several reasons, but the one of the biggest is that financial institutions have used their vast wealth to hire lobbyists and provide campaign contributions to elected members of the Federal government. What’s to keep another greedy economic rampage from occurring again in a few years? Only the memory of what happened in 2007 and 2008. And greed will have no check as the memory of the Great Recession fades. Think very carefully whether you can afford an ARM to finance a major purchase. If you don’t have the money to cover the rate increases when your lock period ends, don’t get an ARM. When loan officers say, “As your income rises…” be very careful because pay for middle-income workers has been stagnant for over 30 years!

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damage. During the first storm we lost electrical power and of course cable, and then surprisingly phone and Internet service (historically phone service stays up). We got electrical power (and cable) back the next day on the 20th. Phone and Internet (we get both from Century Link) service was out until the 24th — thank God for cell phones. Beginning on the 30th we lost all power and services again. The next day electrical power and cable were up, but phone and Internet were out until Feb 1. Puget Sound Energy (PSE) did fairly well in keeping us informed and getting our power back quickly. Century Link on the other hand did poorly. They have out sourced the

NW call center to the Philof heavy, pointy and fast ippines, and the operator unguided missiles) from on there didn’t know anything high onto our roof which about a storm and it went caused several hundred downhill from there. After dollars in damage. we lost service during Then about a week later the second storm, a robot the wind storm hit breaking answered our call and said many ice weakened branchthat it would take five days es, which while causing to get our service back. little additional damage left I decided to call and us with mounds of debris. get a US call center, which The wind storms of 2003 turned out to be in took down 10 “I can’t help but Arizona, and asked whole trees, think that burying them to schedule so it was with lines in places known heavy hearts service sooner. to have problems Anyway, they that two giant connected me to a over the years, hundred years repair office located combined with a plus old trees in Auburn — two two/three year had to go for days later our ser- trimming interval, is safety reasons vice was restored by cost effective way to — they were a technician within go.” Anthony Pomata close to the 15 minutes after his house. arrival. Our contracI want to thank the tor is a recycler, he assured fine folks in Arizona and us that the beautiful wood Auburn for their excellent from the trunks would go service. to a mill to make lumber; We bought our house the chips would be sold and new in 1977 with a shy the rounds would be sold quarter acre lot loaded for fire wood. with about 30 beautiful fir Now we have just three trees; they gave us privacy large trees left which are and a great fresh air smell a fair distance from the all year round. The first house. storm dropped several ice PSE came by in February encrusted branches (think to trim the upper branches

of trees near overhead power lines. We have a pole carrying power, phone and cable out front and a tree in our yard with branches enmeshing the wires. PSE’s policy is to trim only its power lines clear of branches, while the phone and cable companies, whose wires are below the power line (in that order), have no preventive trimming policy, but will come out and trim if branches are causing problems. PSE’s trimming program has been cut back, our tree was last trimmed five years ago, and while seeming cost effective, PSE is now seeking $92 million to cover its storm expenses. I can’t help but think that burying lines in places known to have problems over the years, combined with a two/three year trimming interval is a cost effective way to go. I offer the following for PSE to consider as a cheap solution: swapping (only where necessary) the power and cable lines to bottom and top, letting the cable line take the falling tree hit. A by-product of winter storms are piles of blow

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recently, it rains then it gets sunny and the conditions can be less than ideal when it comes to cleanliness. That $3 birth kit goes a long way under those circumstances. “It doesn’t just go to the mother, it also goes to the baby, it reduces the risk of the (high) infant mortality

rate for someone who has for themselves but for the an ordinary, simple birth,” new life they hope to have Roskeland said. “In in their arms.” the United States, That makes my self$3 is not that induced problems MOTHER’S much for us, and which are a result of it helps two lives. my being too busy That’s what and too proud to ask makes it so imporfor a little help seem tant on Mother’s Day. It downright trivial. can help them out. Not just Still, I wouldn’t mind a

pedicure and time to get a hair cut. That sounds shallow now. Yet I think moms everywhere get that — wanting a little time to ourselves once or twice a year is something likely all mothers yearn for while their children still live under their roofs. So bring on Mother’s

Day. I am going to make a donation of some kind to help other moms. I’d love it if you would consider it, too. Then do something nice for the moms in your life while letting them know they’ve earned it. Happy Mother’s Day.

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Solutions for PSE during storms I recently listened to the sounds of rasping saws from a neighboring house as they brought down tree branches and then trunks damaged by winter storms three months ago. We too had waited patiently for over two months for a contractor clear away our blow down debris and to remove dangerous trees. Maple Valley and vicinity was hit by two very dangerous storms — the first was a highly destructive freezing rain/snow storm hitting us on January 19. The second beginning on Jan. 30 was a wind storm from the east with wind speeds to 75 mph and which inflicted additional

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down debris, and then some folks go out and burn them, poisoning the air for the rest of us. According to the Maple Valley Fire Dept. burning is illegal, period, and one should call 911 to report a non emergency fire, and the firemen will then come out. I have seen these fires burn for hours, so it seems folks don’t want to rat on neighbors (nowadays that could be risky, think retaliation). Since the police patrol our area periodically, they should contact the burners to put the fires out, and to ticket repeat offenders. We feel somewhat lucky in that no one was hurt, damage was slight, and we could afford the several thousand dollars in repairs and tree removal. I think of our fellow Americans whose homes were ruined by tornados and my heart yearns to help them in anyway I can. PS as I write this I hear buzz saws going at another near by house.

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The first of the calibrachoas were known as “Million Bells” and they woke up the plant world along with millions of container gardens with their striking, bicolored blooms of deep purple and carmine red accented with bright yellow centers. A new variety called “Dreamsickle” blooms in delicious shades of peach and orange. The garden gossip on the calibrachoa is they can’t handle growing in the damp ground and much prefer the perfect drainage of pots and containers. The smaller leaves and flowers make them rather dainty plants that are easily overpowered by the more traditional petunias. Grow them in pots with foliage plants like heuchera and sweet potato vine or mix them with coleus for sophisticated combinations that will highlight their intensely colored blooms. There are plenty of more new plants available this week at local nurseries including new dwarf and

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New Ivy Geraniums These take the heat, with blooms that can’t be beat All members of the geranium family pump out the blooms in our climate and I am fond of those with decorative foliage, but for maximum color in window

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Bonfire Begonia Bright Orange, Bodacious and Bountiful I love this new angel wing begonia because it heats up our gray days. Small plants become large specimens in weeks and the dark green leaves make the perfect background for the arcing stems of orange blooms, attractive to hummingbirds and humans alike. Beauty is one thing, but the Bonfire Begonia is also aflame with good manners and a laid back attitude. Full sun? No problem. Mostly shaded? You‘ll still get plenty of blooms. I have grown this

adaptable plant in window boxes in the shade and in clay pots in the sun with great results. Here’s the best part about this fiery new plant. If, like me, you are a dirt-cheap gardener, in our climate the Bonfire Begonia can overwinter to return year after year. It grows from a tuberous root that if kept only slightly moist all winter (just drag your pots under cover and close to the house to keep them from freezing) will survive to sprout again year after year. It’s like this Bonfire Begonia has an eternal flame. Marianne Binetti

The second week of May is time for patio perfect and deck delight as outdoor living returns to western Washington. Many plants can now be left outdoors overnight especially if under the protection of a covered porch or patio. Don’t be fooled by a few sunny days and think that cold-sensitive basil, coleus, tomatoes or cucumber plants can handle nights outdoors. Even if we don’t have a late frost, it is the cold rains and chilly nights that will cause tomato plants to pout, cucumbers to crumble and basil to bail out on living. If you don’t have a protected warm spot for

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Network uses grant to improve education outcomes Reporter staff

Students in Kent and other South King County school districts are gaining improved opportunities for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) due to the coordinated work of business and education groups. At the same time, Wash-

ington’s STEM industries are gaining access to a more highly trained workforce. Washington STEM on May 2 announced a grant of $270,000 to launch the South King County STEM Network. This newly formed network of school districts, businesses, higher education, workforce development, research institutes, and public/pri-

vate organizations will work collaboratively to improve STEM education outcomes for students in the region. Washington STEM is a statewide nonprofit advancing equity, excellence, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math education. Launched in March 2011, the group invests in and lifts up breakthrough ideas and promis-

ing practices that bridge education and our economy through STEM. The South King County STEM Network will weave STEM education outcomes into the already-established Road Map Project, impacting seven districts in the region: Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, South Seattle and Tukwila. The Road Map Project

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Obituaries Charles (Chuck) Smith Charles (Chuck) Smith of Covington,79, died at home on April 17, after suffering from COPD lung disease for several years. He was a serviceman for WNG for many years before starting Rite-Way Gas Service in 1974. He was born in the Great Smoky Mountain area of North Carolina June 29, 1932. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and daughter Maggy Wilkie Juergens. Smith is survived by wife Delores (Dee) Smith, son Mark Wilkie (Penny) of Ravensdale, Daughter Mary Wilkie Campos (Marc) of Brier, sons Steven (Sharon) of Quincy, Bill (Leana) of

Ferndale, Tom and Mike as well as many grandchildren.

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his time around Kentlake didn’t need a coin flip or a tie breaker game to earn the No. 1 seed out of the South Puget Sound League North. On Tuesday night Kentlake came back from a 3-1 deficit against Tahoma, with which it had shared the past two division titles, to win the game and the league crown 5-4 thanks to timely hits including a key double from senior pitcher Hannah Sauget. In the bottom of the sixth with one out and the bases loaded, Sauget ripped a double to the left field fence, driving in Libby Riehl and Larissa Henderson to tie the game. A Madie Brown sacrifice fly drove in Melissa Alberts, who scored the go-ahead run, while a Lexi Engman single to center field brought in Sauget. Sauget, who didn’t hit last year and got few at-bats as a sophomore, wanted to put the bat on the ball.

Kentlake’s Hannah Sauget puts the bat on the ball in Monday’s win over Kentwood. Sauget drove in the tying runs Tuesday night against Tahoma, which Kentlake won 5-4. kris hill, The Reporter “All I was thinking was that I needed to get a hit,” she said. “I didn’t focus on the fact that we needed those runs. I just wanted to get a hit. It’s fantastic to help my team out that way … supporting my team as

much as I can.” Kentlake got the early lead on a Kellie Nielsen double to right field which drove in Engman in the bottom of the first. Then Tahoma shortstop Hayley Beckstrom hit a solo

shot over the left center field fence to tie it up in the top of the second. The Bears tacked on two more runs in the top of the third but it wasn’t enough against the Falcons on senior night at Kentlake.

And for Sauget, the win was especially sweet, given the rivalry between the teams. “It’s the best part of the season so far because we lost to them the first time,” Sauget said. “It’s great to win league not have to play a tiebreaker.” With the win Kentlake finishes the regular season 14-2 in league and earned a spot in one of the semi-final games in the SPSL tournament on Friday at Kent Service Club Park. Tahoma finished second in the division at 13-3 and will play on Thursday in the league tournament. Beckstrom’s walk off home run for Tahoma on May 5 set the stage for the final two scenes of fastpitch drama. Beckstrom, who is a senior, smashed the ball over the left center field fence with two runners on in the bottom of the seventh to end a 5-5 tie against Kentridge. [ more DIVISION page 13 ]


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Still, a loss in a seeding game is probably the best time for it to happen, and there’s some significant lessons to take into the district tournament. “If we played that poorly and lost by only three runs, then if we can bounce back and play with confidence, we can compete with anyone,” Hayden wrote. “I always tell our guys that the best team does not always win in high school baseball. It’s the teams that don’t beat themselves and do the little things right, usually come out victorious. I also tell them that they are only as good as they think they are.” Hayden added that the team had put itself in a tough spot with the loss in that it slotted Tahoma against Olympia which he described as “a solid club” that had effective pitchers and good hitters. Kentridge was a bright spot among the North teams with its 6-4 win over Rogers on May 5. Joe Wainhouse led the Chargers at the plate with a 2-for3 day at the plate with a double and an RBI. Taylor Poffenroth was 1-for-3 and brought in two runs while Sheldon Stober was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Jeremy Rabauliman started on the mound for Kentridge while Nick Hamre finished, allowing a combined four walks, scattering a total of seven hits while striking out nine total. Next up for Kentridge was Battle Ground, the third seed out of the Greater Saint Helens League, on Tuesday afternoon.

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third place as of Monday while Kentwood was in fourth after a roller coaster two weeks of rain make ups and re-schedules. Against Kentridge, Beckstrom was 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs, while Molly Lathrop was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a stolen base, Amanda Allison was


a run scored when Melissa Alberts reached on a fielder’s choice. Sauget, who pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts as well as going 2-for-3 at the plate, hit a single which brought in a run followed by Brown’s single up the middle. Engman followed that with a double to left center which drove in a run. Kentwood couldn’t get anything going on offense this time around. The Conquerors lost to the Falcons 6-5 a week earlier. With the loss Kent-

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Kent and Tahoma track athletes finished up the South Puget Sound League North season and began competing in the SPSL subdistrict meet which began Wednesday and continued on Friday at French Field. Tahoma took on Kentridge in the final league meet, while Kentwood competed against KentMeridian. For the Tahoma boys senior Aaron Davis took first in the 100 meters and the shot put, running a time of 11.39 and throwing a distance of 50 feet, 3.75 inches. His 100 meter time was a new personal record. Junior Jacob Larsen took

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Advertising Sales Consultant Sound Publishing, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Adver tising Sales Consultant at the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter. This position is based out of our Factoria office, just off I-90. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, both written and oral, and excel in dealing with internal as well as external contacts on a day-to-day b a s i s. C a n d i d a t e w i l l need to have an exceptional sales background and print media experience is a definite asset. Must be computer-proficient at Word, Excel, and utilizing the Internet. Position requires use of personal cell phone and vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of active vehicle insurance. Compensation includes a base plus commission and an excellent group benefits program. EOE Sound Publishing, Inc. is Washington’s largest private, independent newspa per com pany. Ou r broad household distribution blankets the entire Greater Puget Sound region, extending northward from Seattle to Canada, south to Salem, Oregon, and westwa r d t o t h e Pa c i f i c Ocean. If you thrive on calling on new, active or inactive accounts both in p e r s o n a n d o ve r t h e phone; if you have the ability to think outside the box, are customerdriven, success-oriented, self-motivated, well organized and would like to be part of a highly energized, competitive and professional sales team, we want to hear from you! No calls or personal visits please. Please email your cover letter and resume to:

or mail to: Sound Publishing, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue S. Kent, WA 98032 ATTN: HR/ISS


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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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CIRCULATION ASSISTANT The Snoqualmie Valley Record, a division of Sound Publishing, Inc. is seeking a Part-Time Circulation Assistant who can be a team-player as well as be able to work independently. Position is PT 16 hrs/wk (Wednesday & Thursd ay ) . D u t i e s i n c l u d e computer entr y, route verification, paper set up & carrier prep. Must be computer-proficient, able to read and follow maps for route delivery, and able to lift up to 40 lbs r e p e a t e d l y. A c u r r e n t WSDL and reliable, insured vehicle are required. EOE Please e-mail or mail resume with cover letter to:

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CITY OF BLACK DIAMOND Employment Opportunity TEMPORARY UTILITY SEASONAL WORKER The City of Black Diamond is seeking applicants for the position of temporary utility seasonal worker to assist the Public Wor ks Depar tment. The City of Black Diamond offers an hourly wage of $12.98. Construction experience is preferred. All applicants must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 24301 Rober ts Dr ive, B l a c k D i a m o n d , WA , 9 8 0 1 0 , o n t h e C i t y ’s website

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DRIVERS 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:


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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

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

PT in Covington. Work independently in the field to verify measurements and condition of homes for insurance companies. No sales. Computer exper ience, digital camera, car, cell phone required. Knowledge of home construction and customer service experience a plus. Paid Training. Paid per assignment or minimum $15/hr. Ap- ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽAĂĽNEWĂĽPLACEĂĽ #HECKĂĽOUTĂĽ ply at WWWPNWHOMElNDERCOM FORĂĽLOCALĂĽĂĽNATIONALĂĽLISTINGSĂĽ Ref # 16782 PORCH DELIVERY CARRIERS WANTED: The Maple Valley Reporter is seeking independent contract deliver y carriers to deliver neighborhood porch routes one day per week. Carriers must be at least 12 years of age. Perfect oppor tunity for anyone looking extra income. Please call (888) 838-3000 or email circulation@maple

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REPORTER 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.

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: or mail to: CKRREP/HR Sound Publishing, Inc., Sound Publishing, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue S. 19351 8th Ave. NE, Kent, WA 98032, Suite 106 ATTN: HR/SME Poulsbo, WA 98370 No calls or personal visits please. Employment Transportation/Drivers

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ACACIA Memorial Park, “Birch Garden�, (2) adjacent cemetery plots, #3 & #4. Selling $4,000 each or $7,500 both. Located in Shoreline / N. Seattle. Call or email Emmons Johnson, 2067 9 4 - 2 1 9 9 ,

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