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Federal Way Relay for Life nets $55,000 to fight cancer Skin cancer survivor Joe Penwell of Federal Way dressed as Princess Relay for the kickoff lap at Relay for Life, held June 1 and 2. His friends from Knights of Columbus made sure he wore the dress as part of a bet, after Penwell raised more than $1,000 for the American Cancer Society. He is pictured with Robin Mead, a 30-year survivor of cervical cancer. Read more on page 25 in today’s paper. ANDY HOBBS, The Mirror
A billboard for adult store Hustler Hollywood recently appeared on the stretch of Pacific Highway South between South 348th and South 356th streets in Federal Way. Although the billboard has since been taken down, it sparked an interesting conversation between both Mayor Skip Priest and citizens at the Federal Way City Council’s
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Since 2001, the intersection of SW 304th Street and 21st Avenue SW has been a point of contention for residents in the nearby neighborhood. One resident has consistently petitioned the city to install a four-way stop at that intersection. The city had denied the petition every time for the last 11 years. For some of the residents of the neighborhood where the contentious intersection sits, the fight has gone on too long, and they feel one person is looking to cause trouble for everyone else. A few others, however, believe the installation of the four-way stop would be beneficial, regardless of the city’s take on the matter. All these grievances, plus a full city report, were given to the Federal Way City
Council during its June 5 meeting. One of the people who opposes the four-way stop, Chuck Wolber, shared his experiences of some of the strangeness occurring in his neighborhood for several years now. Wolber described a recent incident with the person most in the neighborhood feel is the instigating force in this continued headache for all involved. “The incident in question involved a line of cars moving westbound on 21st Avenue, stuck behind a slow moving truck. The speed was below 20 mph. My wife was behind the truck at the time, and as this lumbering train of cars came up to an individual’s house, my wife witnessed this person backing her car across both lanes of traffic, holding her car there for a full ten count, ensuring all traffic [ more STOP SIGNS, page 27 ]
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Rite Aid stays dry in first week of private liquor sales Rite Aid pharmacy in Federal Way sold alcohol to a minor back in April. Now the store sits on the sidelines as private retailers cash in on new liquor laws. The State Liquor Control Board suspended the pharmacy’s license for seven days, effective June 1 to 3 p.m. June 8. Private retailers statewide began selling liquor June 1. The pharmacy, located at South 320th Street and Pacific Highway South, is banned from selling or stocking alcohol during the suspension. Two rows of shelves that once carried beer, wine and liquor sit bare. An orange sign, posted on the cooler’s sliding glass doors, says the establishment violated state law by furnishing
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June 5 meeting. Federal Way resident Camille Perry spoke on behalf of a group of citizens who were concerned by the billboard’s racy imagery and prominent placement along a major thoroughfare of the city. “The billboard contains a nearly naked woman advertised for Hustler, an adult product retailer,” Perry said. “The advertisement states: Love is free. We sell the accessories. [ more BILLBOARD, page 26 ]
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Federal Way girl almost drowns Mirror staff reports
The Daily World in Aberdeen reports that an Ocean Shores police officer rescued a 13-year-old Federal Way girl. The officer, also an Ocean Shores Surf Rescue Team member, saved the girl near a jetty on Sunday afternoon, the report says. According to The Daily World’s Facebook page, Officer Chris Iversen was on patrol June 3 and saw the swimmer in distress about 150 feet from shore just north of the jetty. She began to go under water and Iversen entered the water and made his way out to her and brought her back onto shore. The teen was treated by the Ocean Shores Fire Department and taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital.
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King County Council declares June as Gay Pride Month By Greg Allmain
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June was proclaimed Gay Pride Month by the King County Council earlier this week, in recognition of the LGBTQ community in the region — and also as a remembrance of the 1968 Stonewall Riots in New York. The Stonewall Riots are considered the start of the modern equality movement for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) community. “Gay Pride Month serves as an opportunity for us to reflect on our past and recommit ourselves to the fight for full equality under the law,” said Councilman Joe McDermott, the first openly gay member of the King County Council. “I am proud of King County’s record of supporting the LGBTQ community.” Councilmen Larry Phillips and Bob Ferguson also voiced their support of the county’s proclamation. “The LGBTQ community and their supporters have more to celebrate and more to defend with the passage of marriage equality in Washington,” Phillips said. “I look forward to celebrating diversity and equality during Gay Pride Month, and working to protect and advance the rights of gay residents in King County.” For Ferguson, the declaration of Gay Pride Month from the county is yet another way to keep the fight for equality in everyone’s minds. “I am proud to be a part of a government that is committed to ensuring equality for all residents regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity,” Ferguson said. “We must continue to stand up and recognize that no matter who you are, who you love, you deserve to be treated equally in our community.” The council has supported gay rights measures in the past, citing its endorsement of Washington’s marriage equality law earlier this year. In 2008, the county also made an amendment to the King County Charter by adding gender identity and expression to the anti-discrimination section. The county notes the public approved that move with a 71 percent vote in 2008.
Police Blotter Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: • Hit and run driver found at home: At 3:52 a.m. June 3 in the 33000 block of 39th Avenue SW, a hit and run was reported to police. According to the report, police found the suspect vehicle a short distance away, parked in the driveway of a residence. Police found the driver in the residence, intoxicated. The driver was arrested for DUI. • Another hit and run: At 4:24 a.m. June 3 in the 700 block of SW 356th Street, police responded to the sounds of a collision. According to the report, they found a male walking several blocks away, who admitted to being one of the drivers. The suspect was intoxicated. He was cited for DUI, hit and run, and driving with a suspended license. • Copper wire theft: At 7:20 a.m. June 3 in the 1000 block of S. 324th Street, city employees contacted police regarding copper wire theft. According to the report, the wires were stripped from the park’s field light system, leaving part of that system inoperable. The report notes that video footage was available and was under review. • Mother and daughters argue: At 9 a.m. June 3 in the 33000 block of Pacific Highway South, it was reported that a mother and
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Do firefighters play more than work? South King Fire and Rescue (SKFR) is placing another excess levy before voters in August, again asking for money to get one more aid car and close the budget gap. I didn’t vote in the previous one and I don’t plan to vote for it in this election. If SKFR wants my vote, then they are going to have to convince me that my tax dollars will be wisely spent. How can they do this? By explaining how they are the only job in the world where they get paid
GOP hopes to win the big three There will be a lot of new people in charge of statewide offices in January as several incumbents are retiring or running for other jobs. The Democrats appear well positioned to defend their incumbents and have a large pool of candidates for other positions. Interestingly, Republican strategists have focused their attention on winning control of the big three: the state Senate, the House of Representatives, and the governor’s office. They also have good candidates for a few carefully selected statewide offices. In some cases, Republicans didn’t get candidates into the second-tier statewide races until late and may be willing to effectively let some races go to try and win the biggest prizes. If you have both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office, that’s pretty much the ballgame in Olympia. We’ll see if that gambit is successful. I’m not suggesting who “should” advance out of the primaries. The voters get to decide that. Here are the early picks of who is “likely” to claim frontrunner status. We will cover other races in the weeks ahead. Longtime Democratic incumbent Lt. Gov. Brad Owen will be hard to beat. Two Republicans will try. Former legislator Bill Finkbeiner will battle current House member Glenn Anderson to advance, but Owen is the frontrunner. Secretary of State Sam Reed has a strong field of candidates who want to succeed him. Reed, a Republican who is retiring, is backing Thurston County Auditor Kim Wyman. The auditor’s job is somewhat similar to the secretary of state’s job in overseeing elections. As the only
“name” Republican, Wyman is the early leader. However, some Democrats would like to see a different vision brought to the office. Former State Sen. Kathleen Drew from Olympia seems to have gathered the early momentum. Former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is well known in Democraticdominated Seattle and could challenge, but it was Drew who got the endorsement at the Democratic convention. She has been working hard, but may have also benefited by being one of the few female candidates running statewide this year. State Sen. Jim Kastama of Puyallup probably killed his chances of support from the rankand-file Democrats when he joined two other Democratic Senators in voting for the Republican budget at the end of the legislative session. His reception at the convention was significantly less than warm or even tolerant. Democratic State Auditor Brian Sonntag is stepping down, and this is a race that in the top-two format could yield two Democrats. Three well-known Democratic legislators — Senator Craig Pridemore from Vancouver, Rep. Mark Miloscia from Federal Way and Rep. Troy Kelley from Pierce County — are in the race. Republican candidate James Watkins has a lot of work to do to increase his name familiarity to match the others. He has the Republican side of the ledger to himself, which could get him into the finals if Democrats split their votes evenly. Miloscia has auditing experience. Combined with his past record of attracting Republican crossover votes, Miloscia could take the second [ more ROEGNER page 7 ] Bob Roegner
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Seattle and Bellevue supply more jobs than employees, and that surplus means everything to a city’s economic vitality. It’s better to be a money magnet than a money dispenser. Their economic growth and success trickles down to South King County, yet siphons our area’s job and labor pool. We should not resent Seattle or Bellevue for their roles as the region’s job and population center. What Federal Way can do is think in terms of earning four quarters instead of a dollar. The goal of economic development is to raise and maintain a high quality of life for citizens. In theory, the more businesses and jobs flourish in Federal Way, the healthier the city’s roads, schools, parks and perks become. Economic development is one level of the quality of life equation. A multimillion-dollar project proposal is a sexy and obvious answer, but it’s the established businesses that fuel Federal Way’s economic engines. According to the city, existing businesses account for 75 percent of job growth. Another component of economic development should be referred to as the Boredom Buster. Give the people of Federal Way more reasons to stay here and play. Create a buzz from within the city’s walls. Let the walls vibrate and shake the rest of the county’s curiosity. That’s one way to draw visitors: make the city a happening place. Here are three examples of Federal Way folks actively seeking a higher quality of life. Each idea caters to a specific audience, but when we add up the ideas, they create momentum akin to an ocean wave. The more force Federal Way builds behind these waves, the harder the city pounds the shore. • Food trucks. Last month, Derrick and Eleanor Ellis parked their Lumpia World Cuisine food truck in Federal Way for a lunch shift. This Federal Way couple tapped into a growing entertainment trend. Some cities, such as Tampa, Fla., form weekly festivals around food trucks. • Veterans memorials. A group of citizens began discussions for building an official veterans monument for Federal Way. The first step of the process is finding a site. Last month, Tyler Stewart planted three trees and installed three stone plaques to honor three Federal Way soldiers who died in the Middle East. The memorial was Stewart’s Eagle Scout project. The world needs more Eagle Scouts like Stewart, who through ingenuity has created a place for the community to bond, not just with other people, but with the site itself. • Indoor gun ranges. An indoor shooting range is in the works from Federal Way Discount Guns. [ more HOBBS page 7 ]
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If they want to close the budget gap, perhaps they could do what every other job in the world does: go to an eight-hour shift. The last time I checked, police don’t work 24-hour shifts, and neither do hospital workers. So why is it so important that firefighters do? Like I said, maybe it’s because they “play” more than they work. When you are at work during your eight-hour day, perhaps you can be doing something produc-
tive (like training, etc). I’m sure this change in policy will be more than enough to close the gap. If you want my vote, maybe you can explain this.
Gregory Warner, Federal Way
Liquor at grocery store slaps my face I am appalled at the greedy decision of our neighborhood grocery stores to begin selling
hard liquor. This new addition to their inventory is – at best – insensitive and – at worst – irresponsible. Insensitive hardly describes their willingness to place hard liquor on the shelves, in the grocery baskets, and at the checkout. Having to work my way past the multiple displays of beer and wine has been bad enough, but grocery store ads are now bragging they are a one-stop shop to “save a trip to the liquor store.” I never go there. Insensitive also applies to the [ more LETTERS page 8 ]
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Top 3 tips for Federal Way moms who don’t feel sexy parent- or kid-related during this time. It’s time to rejuvenate the adult, non-parent you. Why do this? We all need time to recharge our batteries and fill up the selves that give, give, give. The more you care for yourself, the more energy you will have for others — like your partner. 2. Schedule time for your relationship. There are 24 hours in everyone’s day, and seven days in everyone’s week. This is 168 hours for everyone. Even if you take a few hours for yourself, you need to also take a few hours for your relationship. This is not the time to solve logistical issues or hash out the budget. This is time to have fun — to do things that nourish your relationship and remind you of your love for each other. Why take time for this? Nourishing your relationship intentionally on a regular basis and creating a strong partnership is a gift to yourselves and your children. If you are a single parent, take this extra time for yourself or to nurture friendships. 3. Take 15 minutes a day to explore your sexuality in a holistic way. Here are some ideas: • Sensuality is about how we enjoy our bodies and the bodies of others through our senses. What does the adult, non-parent version of you like to see? Hear? Amy Johnson
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Recently, I spoke to about 100 moms at a conference called MamaCon. The conference — just for moms — included TED-style speakers, vendors, complementary spa treatments and the Seattle Mom Prom. I gave a speech titled “Getting Your Groove Back: Sex for the Exhausted Mama.” My advice was not as much about sex as it was about self-care. Moms who find themselves over-scheduled and under-nurtured don’t find themselves with a lot of leftover time and energy to feel sexy. It’s challenging to be your most romantic, fun-loving, sexy self when you’re exhausted. A marriage or partnership that includes young children, growing children or teens provides extra challenges to keeping one’s intimate life intact. So, what’s a well-meaning mama to do? Taking care of your sexual self isn’t about botox and boob jobs. It’s about slowing down, paying attention and making time. Here are my top three tips to take charge of your self-care and your sexuality. 1. Schedule time for yourself. Seriously. Put a self-care appointment on your calendar for at least two hours a week and treat it with the same importance you would treat a doctor’s appointment for your child or a meeting at work. In addition, don’t do anything
[ HOBBS from page 6] A banner announcing the range is hanging on an empty building on South 324th Street, with a work crew seen bustling in and out the side door. Another local entrepreneur, Robert Piel, has announced plans last month to build an indoor shooting range. If and when they open, the gun ranges will be the safest spots in Federal Way. The average gun owner behaves responsibly. Average gun owners in Federal Way, and there are many, must leave their hometown to play with their toys in another city. Gun ranges will give these residents, and gun owners from across the region, a reason to hang out in Federal Way.
Playing on the job A letter in today’s paper (“Do firefighters play more than work?”) has stirred up a buzz online. The letter’s author slaps South King Fire and Rescue, based on his perception of the firefighters’ duties. Readers responded with flamethrowers to scold the letter’s author, dishing out an
Smell? Taste? Touch? • What is a reasonable risk you can take to help you feel more alive? Who is someone safe with whom you can be vulnerable? These things can help strengthen intimacy, the emotional side of sexuality. • Think about what has stayed the same and what has changed in your gender roles since you became a mom. Is there anywhere you need to make a course correction? Being clear about your sexual identity, including gender roles, is healthy. • Are you overdue for a pap smear or mammogram? Using condoms if you’re newly single and dating again? Taking care of your physical health is important. • Is your relationship safe? Is it mutually respectful, mutually pleasurable and free from all types of abuse? If not, get professional help now. Our culture is not filled with abundant role models for being sexually healthy women and moms at the same time. Focusing on these tips can help us reclaim our authentic sexual selves. And what’s more sexy than that?
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earful of “the other side.” It’s the price you pay when speaking your mind. As of this writing, that caustic letter is the most-read item on The Mirror’s website. People can’t resist looking at the train wreck. Fire and rescue service is like an insurance policy. I’m glad it’s there. If my family were in danger, I’d want all sirens blazing their way to my home, pronto. Firefighters do play recreational games during down time. Every job spends its downtime differently. Did you make a personal phone call, or get a haircut, or take a coffee break, while on the clock this week? Did you step outside for a few smoke breaks? Are you reading this column right now to avoid doing real, meaningful work? At least these firefighters exercise when waiting for the next call to help the public, which surely wants its heroes buff and toned when coming to the rescue. Every job is worth doing right. Got time to lean, got time to clean.
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[ ROEGNER from page 6] spot if he takes a big share of the Democratic vote in voter-rich King County and is able to take votes from Watkins. But the early frontrunner is Pridemore, who got the party convention endorsement. Attorney General Rob McKenna is leaving to run for governor. Democratic King County Councilman Bob Ferguson will face Republican King County Councilman Reagan Dunn in November for the job. The question is whether Republican Stephen Pidgeon will take enough votes from Dunn to harm his campaign. While Pidgeon is more interested in the gay marriage initiative, his participation makes Ferguson the frontrunner at this
point. Both Ferguson and Dunn supported gay marriage when the issue came before the King County Council. Smart move on Dunn’s part, as it neutralized the issue in Seattle, but it played a role in Pidgeon entering the race. The primary is where the party faithful from each side turn out. The key could rest with the independents. Looking strong now and in the primary is important because that determines where the special interest groups will put their money. As always, the three biggest needs in any political campaign are money, money and money.
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As the summer begins, so does the season for garage sales, yard sales, rummage sales and moving sales in Federal Way. Whatever you call these sales, they help the budgetconscious consumer find quality secondhand stuff. The best bargain hunters arrive early to get first pick. Hardcore shoppers sometimes pounce for prized items — TVs, furniture, movies — as soon as the seller opens the garage. Publications like The Mirror and Little Nickel, along with websites such as Craigslist, are reliable sources for locating garage sales in South King County. In a classified ad June 1 in The Mirror, one Federal Way sale declared “IT ALL GOES!” Among items offered: a boat, horse trailer and 2001 Ford Mustang. The Mirror publishes these classified ads every Friday. A page on Craiglist.org shows sales specific to this area. The list grows daily. One Federal Way residence is hosting a garage sale all day Friday and Saturday (June 8-9) with a promise of “furniture, teen clothing, household items, toys, tools.” Some links lure shoppers with hooks like “All clothes $1.” In one ad, a childcare facility in Auburn is selling baby equipment along with
a Maytag washer and dryer, a treadmill and a small garage freezer.
Helpful hints Here are tips for hosting a successful garage sale. • Advertise. Posting an ad, either online or in print, is a no-brainer. About.com recommends placing signs around the neighborhood either the night before or the day of the sale. Remember to take down those signs when the sale ends. • Organize. Get all merchandise ready to go the night before. • Coffee. Offer free coffee in styrofoam cups. • Color-coded stickers. About.com recommends displaying a legend on a poster that shows what each colored sticker costs. Example: red stickers are 25 cents, blue stickers are $5, etc. • Wrapping. Have some newspapers or bubble wrap on hand for customers who buy breakables. Those plastic bags from the grocery store might be handy too. • Prices. Be realistic with your prices. Maybe offer a deal for the second half of your sale, such as “everything is half-price after 3 p.m.” Prepare for hagglers and don’t accept a price you think is unfair. Just remind yourself if the sale is intended to make a lot of money, or rid your home of unwanted stuff.
Human trafficking: Backpage.com sues the state over law By Greg Allmain email@example.com
Backpage.com, the website under fire for its adult services sections, fired a volley back at Washington state this week with the announcement of a lawsuit. Backpage is suing Washington over an anti-human trafficking law recently enacted in the state. The move seems especially egregious to law enforcement officers, among
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Opponents of the same-sex marriage law blocked the law from taking effect Wednesday by submitting more than 200,000 signatures in opposition of marriage equality. “We have never doubted they would be able to get enough signatures,” said Joshua Friedes, an Equal Rights Washington spokesperson. Preserve Marriage Washington submitted the signatures Wednesday,
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CALENDAR Harmony Kings 51st Annual Show: The Federal Way Harmony Kings Barbershop Chorus will host its 51st Annual Show at 7:04 p.m. June 9 and 2:04 p.m. June 10 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Joining the Kings are the Northwest Vocal Project, Sweet Adelines Jet Cities Chorus, and the Auburn Mountainview A Cappella Choir. Tickets are $18 for general seating, $5 for ages 18 and under. For tickets and info, contact Dick Shenk at (253) 344-1087 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Flag Day Celebration: King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer and the Federal Way Soroptimists will host South King County’s Annual Flag Day Celebration. This year’s special guest speaker is Col. Robin Blanchard, the first female officer of the Washington Army National Guard to command at the Brigade level. Reception begins at 9:30 a.m. June 9 at the King County Aquatic Center, 650 SW Campus Drive. The program will recognize local first responders who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Jazz LIVE at Marine View: Northwest jazz and blues vocalist Maia Santell and House Blend will perform a free all-ages concert at 5 p.m. June 10 at Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma. Info: (253) 229-9206 or www.marineviewpc.org. Highline Community College 50th anniversary: The college will celebrate its 50th anniversary from 6 to 8 p.m. June 11 at 2400 S. 240th St., building 8, Des Moines. Admission is free for all ages. Event features cake and refreshments, along with a concert by Jr. Cadillac. Info: email@example.com or www.highline.edu/50thParty. Elder care classes: Comfort Keepers will host classes for South King County residents about elder care on June 12 (topic is hospitalization) and June 13 (nutrition and healthy living). To register, call (253) 945-1400. Swim lessons: Marine Hills Swim and Tennis Club offers classes, lectures, lessons and more for all ages. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.marinehillspool.org for details. Jerry Galland: The candidate for District 30 state representative position 1 will hold a campaign kickoff June 13 with a classic car show. For details, call (253) 8388690 or visit www.elect-jerry.net. Leaders speak: The Federal Way Noon Kiwanis meets at noon Wednesdays (6 p.m. first Wed. of month) at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. Upcoming speakers include Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest (June 13) and the scholarship awards ceremony (June 20). Contact: email@example.com. Book group: The Multi Cultural Book Group will discuss “The Lacuna,” a novel by Barbara Kingsolver, at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Federal Way 320th Library. Set in both Mexico and the United States, this book chronicles the story of Harrison Shepherd, his experiences in both countries and the events in both countries during that time period. Newcomers are always welcome. Call (253) 859-8349. Coffee talk: State Rep. Katrina Asay will host a “coffee talk” with
constituents at 10 a.m. June 16 at Poverty Bay Coffee, 1108 S. 322nd Pl. Contact: (360) 786-7830 or Katrina.Asay@leg.wa.gov. Enterprise Elementary garden: The school is having a Garden Celebration featuring the Federal Way Symphony from 2 to 4 p.m. June 18. The Rotary Club of Federal Way has donated funds to support the garden and new tile mural. Call Stacy Traylor at (253) 945-2608. 2012 Summerfest: Federal Way AmeriCorps and Northwest Church will host a community celebration for the whole family 3 to 6 p.m. June 20 at The Norman Center, 33250 21st Ave. SW. Event features health and safety info and outdoor fun. RSVP: (253) 945-2281. Swim lessons: Offered at the Mar Cheri Neighborhood pool between June 25 and Aug. 30. Cost is $35$41 for eight lessons in a twoweek session. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. PowellsWood Storytelling Festival: This event is coming to Federal Way’s premier private garden on July 13-14. Here’s your chance to listen to master storytellers, or to hone your own storytelling skills. Storytelling for children’s groups will also be on hand. Visit powellswood.org. Charity golf: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Federal Way is sponsoring its 22nd annual Charity Golf Tournament on July 20 at Whispering Firs Course on Joint Base Lewis McChord. Proceeds benefit various Federal Way students and organizations. Contact Beverly Triplett: (253) 838-3281 or email@example.com. Garden tour: The Federal Way Symphony will host its annual Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21. Visit six private gardens in the community while learning from Master Gardeners and checking out unusual plants. Tickets are $15 before June 30. For tickets, contact (253) 529-9857 or visit federalwaysymphony.org. Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group: Meetings are 6:30 to 8 p.m. first Wednesday of the month at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church, 1829 S. 308th St. Call Janet Ross at (253) 838-4658. Clothing donations: The MultiService Center Clothing Bank in Federal Way is in need of clothing donations for all members of the family. Contact (253) 838-6810 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer GED tutors: MultiService Center seeks volunteer tutors to work with young adults for their GED exams. For details, contact (253) 838-6810 or traviss@ multi-servicecenter.com. Give blood: Cascade Regional Blood Services is hosting multiple blood drives in Federal Way. For appointments, contact Robin Lulich: (253) 927-0540 ext. 202. Live music at Salty’s: Salty’s at Redondo Beach hosts live music from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays for Happy Hour and 8-10 p.m. Saturdays through September. See a schedule at www.saltys.com. FUSION: The annual FUSION summer arts festival, which benefits homeless women with children, runs 3 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at Dumas Bay Centre. Tickets available now. Visit fusionfederalway.org.
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Furniture sale: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Federal Way will host its charity outdoor patio furniture sale on Aug. 4 at the Federal Way Farmers Market, which runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at The Commons Mall parking lot.
National Night Out: Connect with your neighbors and improve your neighborhood on the 29th annual National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7. To learn more, visit www.natw.org. Shopping carts: Citizens can report
abandoned shopping carts on the city's cart hotline at (253) 835-6774 or online at www.cityoffederalway.com/shoppingcart. Networking: The Service Excellence Group of Federal Way is a networking group for professionals with excellent cus-
tomer service skills. The group gives back to the community and meets on the second Thursday of every month. Visit www. segfw.org or call Tricia at (253) 335-8729. Democrats: The 30th District Democrats meet at 7 p.m. every first Wednesday of
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...obituaries Derek James Porras Derek, 24, of Auburn, died May 29, 2012. He was born July 21, 1987 at Highline Hospital in Burien. He attended school in the Federal Way and Auburn School Districts and worked for Best Western and for his father in the Global Packaging business. Derek was a beloved father, son, grandson, brother, fiancé, and nephew and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Derek is survived by his father, Winston Porras, and his mother and step-father, Laura and Michael Wilson, and his beautiful daughter, Ava Jane Porras, age 3. He also leaves his paternal grandparents, Arturo & Patricia Porras and maternal grandparents, Robert & Carol Voelzke. He is also survived by his step-sister, Britney Coffin and fiancée, Kristina Osborn. He is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Anthony Porras. Visitation hours will be held at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial; 16445 Int’l Blvd., SeaTac on June 7, from 1pm-5pm & June 8, from 9am-5pm. Funeral services will be held at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial June 9 at 11am.
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Lois Lillian Spane passed away on the morning of June 2, 2012 in Kennewick, Washington after recently relocating from Federal Way, WA to be closer to her oldest son’s family who live in Richland. She was 85 at the time of her passing, and was recovering from recent cancer radiation treatments, and the effects from an acquired blood infection. During the cancer recovery phase, Lois continued to have a zest for life, and maintained her matriarchal position within the Spane Family. Lois and her identical twin sister Joyce were born on September 15, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She grew-up in New Orleans and her childhood experiences and young adult remembrances served as a fertile background for the stories she would later tell her own children, of growing up in the South. She was a consummate storyteller, and her family and friends never tired in listening to her repeat the same stories with her particular flair and deep emotional content that she would impart. Lois was a good student in high school, and worked as a Southern Bell telephone operator during WWII. She met her future husband Frank Spane at a USO dance in 1945, while he was stationed in New Orleans with the Navy. She and her twin sister Joyce got married during a double wedding ceremony at Saint Louis Cathedral, in New Orleans in November 1945. Lois had three children and found time during parenting to help her husband establish Frank and Guy’s meat market, which was a fixture for over 4 decades in the Federal Way area. She loved the romance of the West, country-western music (Charlie Pride and Johnny Cash), and her bookshelf was lined with Zane Grey novels. Lois was athletic, and, along with her twin sister Joyce, won many Catholic high school league sprint competitions within the New Orleans dioceses. When her sons were of baseball age, she unflaggingly pitched them batting practice and hit them countless flies and grounders to hone their baseball skills. Lois had a deceptive slider that was hard to hit when she spotted it on the outside corner of the plate. An avid baseball fan, she followed the Seattle Mariners faithfully, and rejoiced in their victories and was surprisingly philosophical by their frequent loses. Ichiro was her favorite Mariner, and he hit 2 home runs in an extra-inning win over the White Sox on the day that she passed. We would like to think that Mom had a hand in Ichiro’s success that day. She was preceded in passing by her husband Frank Spane Sr., her parents, brother, half-sister, and identical twin sister Joyce. She is survived by her 3 children Frank Spane Jr. (wife Kathy), Tom Spane (wife Felicia) and Joanne Goddard (husband Dan), 6 grandchildren (Jeff, Greg, Tom Jr., Jared, Jennifer and Ashley) and 2 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Friday, June 8, 2012, 3:00 p.m., at St. Patrick Cemetery in Kent, Washington. The family invites you to sign their online guestbook at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.
Esther June Lottes Esther June Lottes, 88, of Federal Way, WA, passed away peacefully May 25th, 2012 in Federal Way. She had a long courageous battle with emphysema. Born June 25th, 1923 in Watson, MO. She graduated from Watson High School in 1941. She worked for Eastern Airlines from May 1943 to February 1946. She was living in Omaha, NB. When she met the love of her life – Chuck Lottes. They were married in June of 1946 in Madison Wisconsin. June’s work career was that of a loving mother and homemaker. June and Chuck lived in Federal Way for over 30 years. She is survived by her son Michael and daughter-in-law Jerrie, her daughter Roxann Lottes and partner Gail Scott, granddaughter Katie and her husband Daniel Walters, great grandson Blake, and grandson Douglas Lottes and her brother Ralph Lee. A memorial celebration of June’s life was held at Price-Helton Funeral Home, 702 Auburn Way, Auburn, WA, Saturday June 2nd at 2:00PM. Rest in Peace Mom…. we love you. In memory of June’s love for animals, in lieu of flowers, please donate to Brian the Animal Guy Animal Shelter in Keller, Texas.
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Doris Coe Francis Doris Coe Francis, 91, passed away, peacefully, on May 23, 2012 in Federal Way, WA. Doris was born October 31, 1920 in Bridgeport, CT. to Alice Kehew Coe and Edwin M. Coe. She graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School; Fairfield, CT. in 1939 and New London Junior College (Mitchell College); New London, CT. in 1948. She enlisted in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps in 1942, the second woman to enlist from Fairfield. She achieved the rank of Captain and served through 1952. Doris married Stanley Edward Francis in August of 1952 in the Catholic chapel at U.S.M.A West Point, NY. They have 1 daughter, Alice, born in 1953. During their 59 years of marriage they lived in Carlisle, PA; Newark, DE; Bloomington, IN; Westport, CT ; Olympia, WA and Federal Way, WA. Doris had a lifelong commitment to mentoring young women. She was an active member of the Girl Scouts in her youth, earning the highest honor, the Golden Eaglet, and the coveted Lifesaving award for saving a family nearly asphyxiated by carbon monoxide. She continued in her adult life as a Field Advisor for the Girl Scouts in both the SW Connecticut Council and Pacific Peaks Council, retiring in 1988. She enjoyed the out-of-doors, camping, white water rafting, road trips, raising flowers, artwork, card playing and reading. Everyone who met her enjoyed her positive outlook and sense of humor. Doris was preceded in death by her parents and youngest brother, Donald Peter Coe. She is survived by her husband Stanley, daughter Alice Olmstead, granddaughters Brianne M. Rohrer and Brooke L. Rohrer, brothers Robert Coe and Edwin Coe Jr., three nephews and four nieces. The family will hold a private inurnment ceremony at Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery. A reception, celebrating her life, will be held at Poverty Bay Café; 1108A S. 322nd Place; Federal Way, WA. on Monday, June 11th at 3:30 p.m. Donations in Doris’ name can be made to the Juliette Gordon Low Society; Girl Scouts of Western Washington; 601 Valley Street; Seattle, WA 98109 or Mitchell College; 437 Pequot Ave; New London, CT 06320.
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FW honors Grammy winner Justin Henderson By GREG ALLMAIN email@example.com
Music producer Justin “Henny” Henderson, a Federal Way native and Decatur High School graduate, was honored by the city for winning a Grammy Award. June 5 was declared Justin Henderson Day by the Federal Way City Council during the council’s meeting Tuesday. Henderson, a hip-hop and R&B producer, recently claimed one of the top honors in the music industry. He won a Grammy for his work on superstar Chris Brown’s album “F.A.M.E.” His 2012 Grammy win followed up two consecutive years of nominations for other work he’s done with some of the most well-known artists in the business. Mayor Skip Priest expressed his pleasure at being able to recognize a “son of Federal Way.” “As a city, we often measure ourselves in numbers. Crime rates, acres of parks, miles of streets and so on. We would be remiss, however, if we also didn’t consider the quality of individuals in our community that are raised here,” Priest said. “Federal Way may be a city of almost
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Justin Henderson with the Decatur High School Dance Team on June 5 at City Hall. COURTESY PHOTO 90,000 people, but Federal Way is a small town at its heart. And we are proud tonight, extremely proud, to welcome back and celebrate the achievements of Justin Henderson, a proud son of Federal Way.” As part of his efforts to give back to the city, Henderson traveled back to Federal Way from his current home in Atlanta, Ga. He spent the past week working with schools and organizations in Federal Way and the region. Henderson spent time with Decatur High School and Federal Way High School students, visited
with the Boys and Girls Club, and worked with the Boy Scouts during last weekend’s Special Olympics in Tacoma. For his successes, Henderson credits his faith in God and the determination he receives from that faith. “The success of my journey was the fact I kept my eyes on the prize and set my goals high. And I believed in God and had faith, and kept walking toward those goals, and never believed that it was never going to happen,” he said. The savvy music producer hopes to continue to make an impact on Federal
Way, sharing a five-year goal he created. “I would love to be able to be part of a situation that would bring a Justin Henderson Performing Arts Center to the city of Federal Way,” he said with a smile. “That’s just one of the goals that we are trying to make happen in the next five years, among all the other things we want to do to bring a lot more motivation and positive spirit to our city and school district.”
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Dr. Lorri Nichols, a Federal Way doctor of chiropractic, has been named “Chiropractor of the Year” by the Washington State Chiropractic Association (WSCA). Dr. Nichols was also honored with the “President’s Gavel Award” at the April 14 WSCA Spring conference. The awards recognize her leadership as President of the WSCA Board of Directors in 2011 and her contribution to the chiropractic
profession over the years. Dr. Nichols operates Northwest Chiropractic Center, located at 34730 Pacific Highway S. in Federal Way. She is a 1983 graduate of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic and has been in practice for 29 years. In Federal Way, Dr. Nichols and Northwest Chiropractic Center sponsor local athletic events and are involved in yearly backpack and school supply drives, as well as an annual food and clothing drive. She is a founding member of the WSCA, a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Tacoma Tuesday Night Riding Club and the Federal Way Chiropractic Society.
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2012 All-City Boys Soccer and Baseball Teams Baseball: Bower and Beamer grab first-ever state berth and several spots on All-City roster Pitchers Matt Bower, Beamer
The left-handed senior was pretty much unhittable and led the Titans into the Class 4A state playoffs for the first time in school history. Beamer eventually finished in fourth place. Bower, who will pitch next season at Washington State University, finished with a 6-3 record and an earnedrun average under 1.00 on the season. Matt Bower Bower had 81 strikeouts in just 56 1/3 innings pitched and walked only 17. Bower also threw four complete-game shutouts during the season, including a nohitter against Curtis when he struck out 15. Bower has been selected to play in the All-State Washington games this weekend in Yakima. Since Beamer graduates on Saturday, Bower will only be able to play in Sunday’s games.
nbc, nbc sports will televise 14 hours of us diving trials The United States Olympic Committee and the NBC Sports Group announced the television schedule for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Diving, which will be held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way June 17-24. The schedule includes 14 hours of coverage – five on NBC and nine on the NBC Sports Network. Coverage of the diving trials will start on June 18 from 9 p.m. to midnight on the NBC Sports Network with coverage of the semifinals of the men’s 10-meter semifinals. The NBC Sports Network can be found on channel 34 and 626 for Comcast subscribers, channel 603 on DirectTV and channel 159 for Dish Network. Coverage will continue on June 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. (semifinals men’s 3-meter, women’s 10-meter and 3-meter), June 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. (synchro finals in men’s 3-meter and women’s 10-meter), June 22 from 8 to 9 p.m. (synchro finals men’s 3-meter), June 23 on NBC from 1 to 3 p.m. (men’s 10-meter finals) and June 24 from noon to 3 p.m. (finals in men’s 3-meter, women’s 10-meter and women’s 3-meter). Tickets for the week-long event can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. All-session passes are $135 and $100, finals-only for $100 and $75, and single-session passes for $35, $25, $15, $10 and $5.
Jefferson senior midfielder Jacob Thoreson was a first-team, All-SPSL North Division selection after scoring eight goals and dishing out four assists for the SPSL champion Raiders. He will play at Highline Community College. casey olson, The Mirror
Boys Soccer: As usual, Federal Way district produces some of the best talent in the state Forwards Michael Klavuhn, Decatur
The senior had a huge season for the Gators. Klavuhn led Decatur to the SPSL 3A regular season championship by scoring 23 goals in just 16 matches. Klavuhn was also named the SPSL 3A Player of the Year and is set to walk-on at the University of Washington in the fall. Klavuhn tallied four goals in
two games this season, including four during a 5-1 win over Auburn Mountainview on April 27.
Branden Madsen, Jefferson
The first-team, All-SPSL North Division forward led the Raiders in scoring this season with 10 goals and three assists. Madsen had three multi-goal games and tallied both of TJ’s goals during a 2-0 win over Auburn on April 28. The Raiders won the SPSL championship and advanced into
the quarterfinals of the Class 4A State Boys Soccer Tournament.
Luis Alvaro Orsonio, Jefferson
The junior finished with six goals and seven assists for the Raiders despite missing the postseason after winning a spot on the MLS reality show Sueño 2012 in Califonia. Luis Alvaro Orsonio Orsonio was one of 15 youth players from across the nation to earn the Sueño berth. [ more all-city soccer page 17 ]
Scott Sunitsch, Beamer
The sophomore was the Titans’ No. 2 starter behind Bower all season and finished with a perfect 4-0 record, including a win over Puyallup at the district tournament. Sunitsch finished with a 3.97 era in 30 innings pitched and struck out 24. [ more baseball page 20 ]
College-bound: Megan Stumpf inks with VCU; many others sign By CASEY OLSON firstname.lastname@example.org
Beamer senior Megan Stumpf will play at Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall. courtesy photo
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a team that finished out of the playoff hunt in one of the best volleyball leagues in the state. “She’s a really strong kid that is also very versatile,” said VCU head coach James Finley. “She’s got a block and good shot selection. She hits really well around the block. She’s also a very mature kid.” Aside from her exploits on the volleyball court, Stumpf has racked up numerous academic awards and citations in the classroom. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was named a Washington State Principals Scholar award. [ more colleges page 18 ]
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Charles Yi, Jefferson
The senior was a firstteam, All-SPSL North selection at forward despite having just one assist and no goals during the Charles Yi season for the Raiders. Yi did other things up front that allowed Jefferson to win games.
Alex Lewis, Federal Way
The junior earned first-team, All-SPSL South honors after scoring eight goals and dishing out nine assists for the Eagles. Lewis’ best game came when he tallied both goals in a 2-1 win over Beamer. Lewis also scored the lone goal for Federal Way in their 1-0 win over Kentwood at the SPSL Tournament.
Jimmy Hong, Decatur
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team, All-SPSL 3A selection by the league’s coaches after a solid season. The midfielder finished with four goals and four assists for the Gators. One of Hong’s goals came during a loss to Hazen in the district championship game.
Jacob Thoreson, TJ
The Raiders’ captain was a rock in the middle of the field for the SPSL champions. Thoreson finished with eight goals and four assists and was named first-team, All-SPSL North by the league’s coaches. The 6-foot-3 Thoreson will play at Highline Community College in the fall.
Sean Rigney, Federal Way
The Eagle senior had a huge year for Federal Way, who finished second in the SPSL South. Rigney was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the SPSL South and is headed to Pacific Lutheran University in the fall. Rigney finished the season with 15 goals and 13 assists to lead Federal Way. He had multiple goals in five games and scored in a total of 10 games. Rigney accounted for all three goals during a 3-1 win over Emerald Ridge on April
26, with two goals and one assist.
Keaton House, Beamer
House led the Titans in scoring with six goals and three assists during the season and was named first-team, All-SPSL South. House tallied two goals during an 8-0 win over Bethel on March 24.
Spencer Smith, Decatur
The Gator junior had an impressive season for Decatur and was named a first-team, All-SPSL 3A defender. Despite playing in the back for the Gators, Smith finished as Decatur’s third-leading scorer with five goals and eight assists. Smith had a pair of goals during a 3-2 preseason win over Stadium and had three assists twice in a single game.
Will Simms, Jefferson
The senior led the stingy Raider defense this season which only gave up 10 goals the entire season. Simms was a first-team, All-SPSL North Division selection by the league’s coaches and even had a goal from his defensive position.
Glenn Carpenter, TJ
The first-team, All-SPSL
All-SPSL boys soccer teams Offensive MVP — Michael Klavuhn, Decatur Defensive MVP — Jason Bauknecht, Peninsula Coach of year — Sean Smith, Decatur
F Michael Klavuhn, Sr., Decatur; F Cole Madden, Sr., Peninsula; F Austin Walsh, Sr., Decatur; MF Dalton Ogden, Jr., Bonney Lake; MF Jay Williams, Sr., Enumclaw; MF Jimmy Hong, Sr., Decatur; MF/D Sam Shea, Jr., Peninsula; MF George Rowher, Sr., Peninsula; D Bryant Maxey, Sr., Bonney Lake; D Spencer Smith, Jr., Decatur; D Caleb Gwerder, Jr., Enumclaw; D Matt Meyers, Jr., Peninsula; GK Jason Bauknecht, Sr., Peninsula.
F Tyler John, So., Bonney Lake; F Austin Walsh, Jr., Enumclaw; MF Brody Fitzsimmons, So., Bonney Lake; MF Luke Olney, So., Enumclaw; MF Santiago Castro-Torrez, Sr., Decatur; D Alex Dedaj, Sr., Decatur; D Ian Wright, Sr., Auburn Mountainview; D James Salisbury, Jr., Peninsula; D Darwin Wood, Jr., Enumclaw; GK Alex Fausko, So., Auburn Mountainview; GK Demetri Anderson, Sr., Enumclaw.
Decatur — Taylor Weatherly, Ryan Barrantes.
SPSL 4A NORTH Player of year — Eli Peterson, Kentwood Coach of year — Dave Hanson, Jefferson
D Eli Peterson, Kentwood; D Will Simms,
Emerald Ridge; MF Sean Rigney, Sr., Federal Way; MF Christian Rath, Sr., Puyallup; MF Spencer Nakamura, Jr., Rogers; MF Keaton House, Sr., Beamer; D Luke Logan, Sr., Emerald Ridge; D Garrett Brewer, So., Federal Way; D Trayvon Foy, Jr., Graham-Kapowsin;
D Gunner Terrio, Kentlake; D Peter Bachman, Tahoma; D Grig Nechiporuk, Kent-Meridian; D Sergio Mejia, Kentwood; D Eli Shaver, Auburn; MF Giovanni Gonzalez, Auburn Riverside; MF Jose Castro, Kentwood; MF Alan Curiel, Mount Rainier; MF Mathew Cruz, Jefferson; MF Tyler Hamashima, Jefferson; MF Logan Young, Tahoma; F Ning Aung, Kent-Meridian; F Henry Frishholz, Mount Rainier; F Mac Henderson, Tahoma; F Pavlo Sederyk, Kentridge; GK Adrian Ocon, Auburn Riverside; GK Nick Brown, Tahoma.
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F Eddie Na, So., Curtis; F Jakob Smith, Jr., Emerald Ridge; F Tyler Himmelburger, Sr., Emerald Ridge; MF Gavin Reim, Sr., Curtis; MF Kenny Sweet, Jr., Curtis; MF Javier Diguez, Sr., Federal Way; MF Sean Tang,
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Offensive player of year — Sean Rigney, Federal Way
D Isak Visser, Jr., Puyallup; D Nate McDaneld, Sr., Rogers; D Dan Tran, Sr., Beamer; GK Kyle VanderWaal, Sr., Graham-Kapowsin; GK T.J. Josephson, Sr., Puyallup.
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The sophomore was named to the SPSL South’s first-team after scoring eight goals and dishing out
Coach of year — Matt White, Puyallup
Garrett Brewer, Federal Way
one assist for the Eagles as a defensive player. Brewer had two goals during an 8-0 win over Spanaway Lake on March 16 and a 5-0 win over Beamer on April 18.
Dan Tran, Beamer
The first-team, All-SPSL South defender was exactly that — a defender. Tran didn’t have an assist or goal during the season, but helped the Titans to a 6-8-2 record.
Sr., Federal Way; MF Brett Bertrand, Sr., Puyallup; MF Hassani Dotson, Fr., Beamer; D Devin Platt, Sr., Bethel; D Alex Dupille, Jr., Curtis; D Adam Fernando, Jr., Emerald Ridge; D Clint Absher, Jr., Puyallup; D Casey Woodcock, Sr., Spanaway Lake; GK Cody
Ben Willis, Federal Way
The sophomore logged an astounding 11 shutouts during the season for the Eagles. Willis also scored a pair of goals for Federal Way during a 12-0 blowout of Bethel on March 30. Willis and the Eagle defense allowed only nine goals during the entire season.
Jewett, So., Emerald Ridge; GK Ben Wills, So., Federal Way.
Federal Way — Adam Crosby, Collin Kim. Beamer — Aaron Nordman, Holden Wade.
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Defensive player of year — Luke Logan, Emerald Ridge
North selection had an impressive season for the Raiders. Carpenter finished the year with three goals and two assists. He had a goal during the Raiders’ SPSL North-clinching win over Kentridge.
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Federal Way High School senior forward Sean Rigney was named the South Puget Sound League South Division’s Offensive Player of the Year after scoring 15 goals and 13 assists. casey olson, The Mirror
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 June 8, 2012 [ colleges from page 16 ] Stumpf plans to become a research oncologist focusing on alternative treatment methods for Lymphocytic Leukemia and chose VCU based on the school’s impressive medical and biomedical programs. Stumpf, who plays outside of school with KJ Volleyball Club, was one of five members of VCU’s 2012 recruiting class. She will be joined by Martina Samadan (Croatia), Sami Blaze (Florida), Romana Kriskova (Slovakia) and Saige Gallop (San Diego). Virginia Commonwealth finished 17-17 last year and reached the CAA Championship Match for the fourth time in seven seasons under Finley. The Rams will be looking to make an immediate impression in their first season in the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2012. Stumpf was one of several Federal Way school district student/athletes to sign with colleges this spring. Michaela Patton — The Raider second baseman had a monster senior season and is headed to Savannah State University in Georgia. Patton led Jefferson to the state tournament for the fourth-straight season after
www.federalwaymirror.com average and was a firstteam, all-league selection by setting an all-time TJ record the league’s coaches. for hits in a season with 57 Portland State finished and tied for highest batting 28-25 and won the Pacific average at .559. She also Coast Softball Conference had a team-best 40 RBIs, championship, advancing scored 44 runs, 13 doubles, into the NCAA Division I seven triples and one home Tournament. The Vikings run. Patton was also 9 for 9 played in the Eugene Rein stolen bases. gional and finished 1-2 with Savannah State finished losses to Oregon and BYU. the 2012 season with a Kainoa Rosa — The 26-24 record, but won the Thomas Jefferson senior Mid-Eastern Athletic Contennis player will join his ference Southern Division older brother, Makoa, at the title. University of Hawaii at Hilo Lexi Goranson — The in the fall. Rosa was able to Thomas Jefferson senior stand on the podium the centerfielder will head to last three seasons for the Portland State University in Raiders. As a sophomore the fall. and junior, Rosa finished in Goranson was a huge the top-four in the doubles’ part in leading the competition with Raiders to the Class his brother and 4A State Softball this spring Rosa Tournament all finished seventh in four years of her singles as a senior. career and hit over Hawaii-Hilo .500 during three of finished 3-11 with those seasons. wins over WestAxa Molina This season, ern New Mexico, Goranson hit .517 Brigham Youngwith 38 RBIs, 37 Hawaii and Wilruns and five home runs, lamette University. leading the Raiders, who Axa Molina — The finished in fourth place at Federal Way senior will state. wrestle at Lindenwood UniAs a junior, Goranson versity in St. Charles, Mo. finished fourth in the SPSL The Lions compete in the North Division with an Women’s College Wrestling eye-popping .565 batting Association.
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Thomas Jefferson held a ceremony last week honoring 15 student/athletes who will compete at the collegiete level next school year all over the United States. courtesy photo Molina ended her wresseasons. tling career with a sixthThis year, Huertas-Vining place finish at 118 pounds averaged a team-best 15.7 at Mat Classic. points a game. She poured Sean Rigney — The in 13.3 last season, 14.6 Federal Way High School points as a sophomore and midfielder will play soccer tallied 8.2 points a game at Pacific Lutheran Univerduring an impressive freshsity in the fall. Rigney was a man year. first-team, All-SPSL South selection this year after Other student/athletes being named the league’s signing with colleges: offensive player of the year. • Amanda Ditzhazy, Rigney led the Eagles to Jefferson — Will run cross second place in the SPSL country at Colorado State South and a trip to the University. district tournament with 15 • Leah Kiyohara, Jeffergoals and 13 assists. son — Cross country at the Darah Huertas-Vining University of Louisville. — The Federal Way • Sadie Bynum, senior will play Federal Way — basketball at the Softball at Edmonds University of Great Community ColFalls in Montana. lege. The 5-foot-2 point • Lamonica guard played in four Jackson, Federal state tournaments, Way — Basketball bringing home Huertas-Vining at Edmonds. three trophies, in• Jasmine cluding second- and McEachin, Federal third-place. Way — Basketball at EdDuring her four years monds. running the point at Fed• Tanisha McGruder, eral Way, the Eagles were a Federal Way — Soccer at combined 93-23. HuertasEdmonds. Vining is a three-time first• Tania Velasco-Bono, team, All-SPSL selection Federal Way — Basketball and the division’s Player of at Edmonds. the Year as a senior. During • Christy Kullberg, her career, she scored 1,431 Jefferson — Basketball at points. She has also led the Green River Community SPSL in assists for three College.
• Destiny McDonald, Beamer — Softball at Green River. • Charisma Toilolo, Decatur — Volleyball at Green River. • Aja Ybarra, Jefferson — Soccer at Green River. • Dyesha Belheumer, Federal Way — Basketball at Highline Community College. • Isaiah Forward, Federal Way — Cross country at Highline. • Oscar Iraheta, Jefferson — Cross country at Highline. • Chelsa Jensen, Jefferson — Soccer at Highline. • Jordan McCloud, Decatur —Basketball at Highline after transferring from North Idaho College. • Jacob Thoreson, Jefferson — Soccer at Highline. • Brett Johnson, Decatur — Baseball at Pierce College. • Darrien Moran, Federal Way — Baseball at Pierce. • Brett Oyer, Beamer — Baseball at Pierce. • A’yesia Rogers, Decatur — Basketball at Pierce. • Ashlyn Bruin, Jefferson — Soccer at Highline. • Vanessa Church, Jefferson — Cross country/ track at Spokane Falls Community College.
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why 75 percent of kids who play organized sports quit by age 13. Sure, there are plenty of kids who just aren’t good enough or don’t really have fun playing sports. But there are also some kids who could be solid athletes who quit because their parents are just too much to deal with. According to an article published by a pair of longtime youth coaches, Bruce E. Brown and Rob Miller of Proactive Coaching LLC, there are five signs of an ideal sports parent, along with five signs of a nightmare sports parent. The duo has spoken to more than a million athletes, coaches and parents over the last 12 years at colleges, high schools and youth leagues around the country. They are actually based in Camano Island. Their conclusions, after all the research, condensed the characteristics of the ideal sports parent to the following: • Cheer everybody on the team, not just your child: Parents should attend as many games as possible and be supportive, yet allow young athletes to find their own solutions. • Model appropriate behavior: When a parent projects poise, control and confidence, the young athlete is likely to do the same. • Know what is suitable to discuss with the coach: The mental and physical treatment of your child is absolutely appropriate. So is seeking advice on ways to help your child improve. Taboo topics include playing time, team strategy and discussing team members other than your child. • Know your role: Everyone at a game is either a
Watching your kids play sports is awesome. It’s just so pure. I’m reminded of that every time I attend one of my kids’ games. My dad came and watched my son play a baseball game earlier this week. He asked me if I remembered all the times he threw me batting practice and how my mom would stand out in the field and shag all the balls I hit. The answer was simple: “Yes, I remember that. How could I forget?” During my career, I played thousands of basketball, football and soccer games, and was even lucky enough to play baseball at Gonzaga. But the home runs and strikeouts aren’t even close to the best memories I have playing sports. What I remember most are seeing my parents at every single game I played, all the rides home and sitting around the dinner table talking with my mom and dad about how things went. I also never remember my parents embarrassing me once with an outburst during one of those thousands of games. Never once. But I guess my experience is far from the norm. I’m starting to figure that out as my kids get older and I watch more and more parents acting like complete jackasses while watching their kids play. I’ve seen it all. Parents yelling at volunteer umpires and referees, parents yelling at their kids, and parents degrading players on the other team are just a few of the atrocities that have led me to sit far away from other parents during games. I can now understand
player, a coach, an official or a spectator. Here’s a clue: if your child seems embarrassed by you, clean up your act. • Be a good listener and a great encourager: When your child is ready to talk about a game or has a question about the sport, be all ears. Above all, be positive. Be your child’s biggest fan. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the five signs of a nightmare sports parent, which is a way bigger problem nowadays. • Overemphasizing sports at the expense of sportsmanship: Parents who are demonstrative in showing displeasure during a contest are sending the wrong message. • Having different goals than your child: Kids generally want to have fun, enjoy time with their friends, improve their skills and win. Parents who want their kids to “get a scholarship” or “make the all-star team” probably need to adjust their goals. • Treating your child differently after a loss than a win: Almost all parents love their children the same regardless of the outcome of a game. Yet often their behavior conveys something else. • Undermining the coach: Young athletes need a single instructional voice during games. That voice has to be the coach. Kids who listen to their parents yelling instructions from the stands or even glancing at their parents for approval from the field are distracted and can’t perform at a peak level. Second-guessing the coach on the ride home is just as insidious. • Living your own athletic dream through your child: A sure sign is the parent taking credit when the child has done well.
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Kelyn Rowe knew he didn’t have 90 minutes to give on Saturday night against the Chicago Fire. The Revolution rookie and Federal Way High School graduate had seen 25 minutes off the bench May 29 against D.C. United before playing the entire match – 120 minutes – as New England fell to the Harrisburg City Islanders in a penalty shootout in a U.S. Open Cup match on May 29. Luckily, Rowe needed only a few minutes to make an impact in the Revolution’s 2-0 win over the Fire. The 20-year-old midfielder entered in the 64th minute and within 10 minutes he’d helped decide the match, scoring the eventual gamewinning goal in the 69th minute before assisting on Benny Feilhaber’s insurance goal four minutes later. It was a welcome capper to a
hectic week for Rowe, who scored in extra time of the Open Cup loss but saw his penalty kick in the shootout slam off the crossbar. “I was definitely tired, but (head coach) Jay (Heaps) and his staff have been great,” said Rowe. “Kelyn wanted to play the next day and the next day and the next day (after the Open Cup game),” said Heaps. “Kelyn is all go and you love Kelyn Rowe that about him because there’s no governor around him … Fernando (Cardenas) played a lot of minutes, too. He played a lot of minutes in D.C. and lots of minutes on Tuesday night. So unfortunately Fernando had a great game, but he started running out of steam. I knew that
All-SPSL baseball teams SPSL 3A
Decatur — Chris Carns, Mitchell Ciotta, Kyle Robbins.
Player of year — Matt Becker, Puyallup
SPSL 4A NORTH
Coach of year — Marc Weise, Puyallup
Sportsmanship — Lakes
P Nate Potterf, Sr., Bonney Lake; P Nick Brooks, Jr., Auburn Mountainview; P Alex Weymiller, Jr., Peninsula; P Chris Hunter, Sr., Auburn Mountainview; P Andrew Mattingly, Sr., Peninsula; P Joey Gamache, Sr., Bonney Lake; OF Blake Valley, Sr., Peninsula; Tyler Carlson, Sr., Enumclaw; Brett Johnson, Sr., Decatur; C Kailer Smith, Jr., Peninsula; 1B Shawn Guinn, Jr., Auburn Mountainview; 2B Matt Anderson, Jr., Auburn Mountainview; 3B Austin Filkins, Sr., Peninsula; SS Michael Gretler, So., Bonney Lake; UT Brandon Perez, Sr., Lakes; DH Kevin Nelson, Sr., Enumclaw.
P Kevin Nelson, Sr., Enumclaw; P Bryce Peterson, So., Enumclaw; OF Chris Brown, Jr., Bonney Lake; OF Dylan Moran, So., Bonney Lake; OF Kory Vanderstay, Jr., Peninsula; C Anthony Thompson, Sr., Auburn Mountainview; 1B Joey Gamache, Sr., Bonney Lake; 2B Brandon Zimmerman, So., Decatur; 3B Bryce Peterson, So., Enumclaw; SS Joey Cassano, So., Auburn Mountainview.
Coach of year — Mark Zender, Kentwood
P/OF John Bodenhamer, Sr., Tahoma; P Michael Rucker, Sr., Auburn Riverside; P Skyler Genger, Sr., Kentwood; P Taylor Jones, Sr., Kentwood. C Reese McGuire, Jr., Kentwood; 1B Joe Wainhouse, So., Kentridge; 2B Cash McGuire, Sr., Kentwood; SS Sheldon Stober, Sr., Kentridge; 3B Lucas Gately, Sr., Kentwood; OF Morgan Jones, Jr., Kentlake; OF Connor Cloyd, Sr., Tahoma; OF Blake Ellison, Sr., Auburn; UT Kyle Engman, Jr., Kent-Meridian; DH Steven Sonnenfeld, Sr., Jefferson.
P Carl Derline, Sr., Kentridge; P Jeremy Rabauliman, Sr., Kentridge; P Michael Parrott, Sr., Kentwood; C Josh Latta, Sr., Auburn Riverside; 1B Logan Wagner, Jr., Mount Rainier; 2B Justin Jacobs, Jr., Auburn Riverside; SS Jordan Cowan, Jr., Kentlake; 3B Hunter Henry, Jr., Jefferson; 3B Kameron Boardway, Sr., Auburn Riverside; OF Nick Minteer, Sr., Auburn Riverside; OF Carson McCord, Sr., Kentwood; UT Ryne Shelton, Sr., Kentlake; DH Jon Culver, Sr., Mount
Darrien Moran, Fed Way
The senior left-hander finished 3-3 and is headed to Pierce College in the fall. Moran threw three complete games during the season and allowed a grand total of seven hits in the 21 innings of work. His best game was a two-hit, 4-0 shutout of Graham-Kapowsin in Federal Way’s final game of the season. He also struck out 11 in a completegame win over Curtis.
Steven Sonnenfeld, TJ
SPSL 4A SOUTH
MVP — John Bodenhamer, Tahoma
The sophomore won four of the six total games the Gators won this season and helped Decatur make a miraculous postseason run to within one win of the state tournament. Junk finished 4-3 on the year and had a 3.41 ERA in 51 1/3 innings pitched. He had 51 strikeouts and allowed only 49 hits on the season and won two postseason starts.
Rainier; DH Jarred Mulliken, Sr., Kentlake; DH Tanner Anthony, Sr., Tahoma.
Coach of year — Glen Walker, Auburn Mountainview
Janson Junk, Decatur
when Kelyn went in, he would add a spark.” Rowe, who was the third pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, did just that, almost scoring with his first touch when Saer Sène sent him on a breakaway in the 65th minute. Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson charged off his line to deny Rowe on that occasion, but the rookie needed only a few more minutes to make his mark and help lift the Revs to their fourth home victory in six attempts. “He’s been pushing hard lately,” Heaps said of Rowe. “I think you saw when he came into the game, there was a different buzz about him. He almost scored the first time. It was a great run … Then the first and second goals were beautiful from Kelyn. He’s smart, he’s played quickly. We like getting him in those situations where he can be a dynamic attacker for us.”
Teams are selected by players or coaches
Player of year — Nate Potterf, Bonney Lake
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P/OF Matt Becker, Sr., Puyallup; P Alex Hardy, Jr., Emerald Ridge; P/OF Kurt Skoda, Jr., Emerald Ridge; P Ryan Harris, Jr., Puyallup; P Matt Bower, Sr., Beamer; P Heath Dempsey, Sr., Rogers; C Logan Ice, Jr., Rogers; 1B Quinn Rawson, So., Puyallup; 2B Evan Peterson, Sr., Puyallup; SS Brett Oyer, Sr., Beamer; 3B Michael Sexton, Jr., Rogers; 3B Brandon Santos, Sr., Graham-Kapowsin; OF Joey Crunkilton, Sr., Puyallup; OF Lawyer Braun, So., Beamer; OF Jeff Nelson, Sr., Rogers; U Brandon Illies, Fr., Puyallup; DH Sam Kosbab, Sr., Beamer.
P Anthony Frigerio, Sr., Curtis; P Ryan Smokol, Jr., Bethel; P Stefan VanHorne, Sr., Rogers; P Brandon Santos, Sr., Graham-Kapowsin; C Bandon Illies, Fr., Puyallup; 1B Richie Apigo, Sr., Beamer; 2B Roger Merrell, So., Emerald Ridge; SS Levi Jordan, So., Puyallup; SS Jordan Swofford, Sr., Bethel; 3B Madison Alder, Sr., Curtis; OF Garrett Metz, Jr., Emerald Ridge; OF Tyler McDowell, So., Puyallup; OF Travis Hill, So., Bethel; DH Lee Larson, Sr., Puyallup.
Beamer — Scott Sunitsch, Ben Arata.
The senior had a huge offensive season for the Raiders and was named the first-team, All-SPSL North designated hitter. Sonnenfeld led TJ with a .412 batting average, 21 runs, 17 RBIs, four doubles and five home runs.
Richie Apigo, Beamer
The senior hit .365 with 15 runs, 12 RBIs and two doubles for the Titans. Apigo was a second-team, All-SPSL South selection and was 2 for 2 with a pair of RBIs during the Titans’ 4-0 win over Jackson in the opening round of the state tournament.
Brandon Zimmerman, Decatur
The sophomore had another solid season for the Gators. Zimmerman hit .329 with 19 runs, seven RBIs and two doubles. Zimmerman also led Decatur with nine stolen bases and was a solid defensive second baseman. He was a second-team, All-SPSL 3A selection.
Brett Oyer, Beamer
The senior was the engine that made the Titans go all the way to the state semifinals. Oyer does all the little things that lead to victories on the field. This season, Oyer finished with a .338 average and led Beamer with 27 runs. He also had seven RBIs and walked 20 times and also led the team with
nine stolen bases. Oyer also finished 2-1 on the mound with a 2.62 earned-run average, striking out 19 in 24 innings pitched. He was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection by the league’s coaches and is set to play at Pierce College next season. Pierce recently won the NWAACC Championship.
Niko Delacruz, Jefferson
The talented sophomore had another solid season for the Raiders. Delacruz finished with a .347 batting average, with 17 runs scored and 14 RBIs. Delacruz also led Jefferson, who finished 7-10 overall, with six doubles and one triple.
Hunter Henry, Jefferson
The junior had an impressive season for the Raiders in the SPSL North. The third baseman hit .387 with nine RBIs, seven runs and four doubles. Henry was named second-team, All-SPSL North by the league coaches.
Lawyer Braun, Beamer
The sophomore had a very impressive season and spent a bulk of the year as the Titans’ leadoff hitter. He finished with a .343 average, 13 runs, 11 RBIs, four doubles, three triples and stole five bases. Braun was 4 for 4 with a single, two doubles and a triple during a 6-0 win over Skyview at the West Central/Southwest District Tournament. He was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection.
Sam Kosbab, Beamer
The senior was the Titans’ best all-around hitter this season. The left-hander, who is headed to Pierce College in the fall, finished with a .371 average, 18 RBIs and hit the only home run of the season for Beamer. Kosbab also scored 11 runs and had six doubles. Kosbab also pitched 13 1/3 innings and had a 2.10 ERA and was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection.
Brett Johnson, Decatur
The senior had an impressive offensive season for the Gators and will play next year at Pierce College. Johnson finished with a .435 batting average, scored 16 runs and knocked in 27 runs in just 24 games. Johnson also hit three home runs and had 10 doubles. Johnson was also 11 for 11 in stolen bases and had eight RBIs and three triples during the Gators’ five-game playoff run. He was a first-team, All-SPSL
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FW Symphony camp nurtures talent in young musicians By MAUREEN HATHAWAY Special to The Mirror
Spring into summer with the Federal Way Symphony’s classy and sassy Youth Summer Music Camp at Federal Way High School. This year, the Symphony is providing artistry in motion by expanding from a one-week camp to a two-week camp for aspiring vocalists and instrumentalists. The camp features a sweeping
variety of musical instruction for grades 5-12 with one year of musical experience. Both camps run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9-14 and July 16-21. The camps are taught by a riveting ensemble of professional instructors. The camp encourages students to dream dreams that can change their lives. Young vocalists, church choir and school band members are invited to pursue their passion for music. Students have an opportunity to explore popular songs, dancing, stage craft, and techniques and strategies for improvisation as related to jazz and swing styles.
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Relay for Life: ‘Cancer survivors are rock stars’ By ANDY HOBBS email@example.com
When Dawn Jump was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she chose to fight. Failure was not an option for the Federal Way real estate agent and mother of two. Since her diagnosis on Cinco de Mayo in 2011, she endured multiple surgeries as well as treatments that left her without hair and fingernails. “Cancer survivors are Dawn Jump, a cancer survivor, rock stars,” she said at this prepares to speak at the kickoff of year’s Relay for Life in Federal Way. “Cancer changes Federal Way’s Relay for Life. you forever. Survivors see turquoise dress, star-topped the world differently than wand and beauty pageant before.” sash. His friends from Jump kicked off the “survivors lap” at the annual Knights of Columbus made sure he dressed as Princess event by sharing her strugRelay as part of gle to ultimately “It was 9:30 in the a bet — after conquer cancer. morning and we Penwell raised “I learned from cancer how were still walking.” more than $1,000 Tarah Taggart, for the American important the Cancer Society. people are around co-organizer The two-day you,” said Jump, event also fealeading a round tured a comof applause for munity wellness fair with the caretakers of cancer victims. “Take time to share multiple vendors lining the your story and listen to oth- track at Saghalie Middle School, 33914 19th Ave. ers’ stories.” SW. Federal Way’s Relay for “We had so many more Life was held June 1-2, raising about $55,000 so far participants this year who showed up and camped for the American Cancer out,” said co-organizer Society. This year’s event attracted Tarah Taggart, who helped lead a Relay Fight Back 381 participants and a total Rally on Saturday morning. of 39 fundraising teams, and 16 people raised $1,000 “The rally was basically just to say that cancer didn’t or more. Starting at 6 p.m. stop, and neither did we. Friday, teams walked the It was 9:30 in the morning track overnight until noon and we were still walking.” Saturday to symbolize that Donations for this year’s cancer doesn’t sleep. Relay are still tricking in, One participant in this with the deadline at the end year’s survivors lap was of August. The 2011 event Joe Penwell, a skin cancer raised about $54,000. survivor since 2003. The Federal Way resident later Check it out transformed into Princess Relay, complete with a To learn more or donate, crown, white curly wig, visit federalwayrelay.org.
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The annual Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society took place June 1-2 at Saghalie Middle School’s track. Pictured at top: The first lap, called the ‘survivor lap,’ kicks off the event. Survivors were given painted rocks for inspiration. Above: Family and friends made luminaries for their loved ones. Left: Lily Do, a student at Todd Beamer High School, joins fellow Key Clubbers in blowing bubbles. PHOTOS BY ANDY HOBBS, Federal Way Mirror
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It then goes on to list the accessories, which include lingerie, club wear, shoes, novelties, toys, DVDs and erotica. It then gives the address for the business, which, by the way, is not in Federal Way, but in Tacoma.” Priest shared thoughts about the billboard and what power, if any, the city has to regulate such advertising. “This issue ventures into a part of the law where, for better or worse, the courts have limited the powers cities have to regulate because of free speech concerns,” Priest said. “The city, in fact, has no authority to dictate to the billboard owner, Clear Channel Communications, to remove a particular display. However, the court of public opinion does have significant power to influence the decisions of private companies. Clear Channel heard directly from citizens about the concerns with the display, and it appears to have impressed them.” Perry addressed the First Amendment concerns, saying her group respects the right to free speech, but feels a billboard along a busy highway is not an appropriate place for such speech to be placed. “There is…an appropriate time, place and manner for such advertisements. The open streets where the public has no choice as to whether or not they see the ad, is not the appropriate place or manner for this kind of advertising,” she said. “We acknowledge that technically, this billboard is not pornographic, because there is no explicit nudity. It is, however, a clear invitation to pornography, and an introduction to pornography.” The concerned citizen described the detrimental effects that many feel pornography imparts to those who make it, and those who consume it. Because of the danger she and her group feels pornography poses, especially within the public square,
Owned by Clear Channel, the billboard was recently taken down. COURTESY PHOTO she requested the city council to consider creating an ordinance or resolution that would restrict this kind of advertising within city limits. “We do not want to have our children, or even ourselves, unwittingly exposed to pornography of any degree. We demand a community free of this blatant kind of sexual advertising. If we, the citizens of Federal Way, allow this introductory form of pornographic advertising to infiltrate our area, we are opening the door to more graphic and sexually blatant advertising,” Perry said. “This must be prevented in the future. We are a family oriented community.” Perry asked that the council hold a town hall style meeting to discuss it further. Priest gave an open invitation to Perry’s group, and any others, to come to City Hall and speak with himself and City Attorney Pat Richardson. “Whether or not we happen to like the First Amendment, our forefathers actually put it in the Constitution as a right… Freedom of speech,” the mayor said. “That requires us to respect that. And there are limitations on what the city can do, but we would certainly be glad to talk about those issues in specific detail with you or your representatives.”
Federal Way Rotary awards 2012 scholarships Each year, the Federal Way Rotary awards thousands of dollars in college scholarships to promising high school students. The total amount award this year was $30,000. Students were honored at a luncheon June 7 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. The 2012 Federal Way Rotary Scholarship recipients are Jessica Evenson, Graciela Hernandez, Samuel Potts, Saul Llamas-Flores, Alicia Hansen, Mary Kim, Claudia Linares, Haley Haggerty, Christy Mulivai, Alexandra Bush, Benjamin Slenning, Jessica Susin, Tamina Tileh, Dan Tran, Dalvin Yarbrough, Ashley Duncan and Sam Granberg. ANDY HOBBS, The Mirror
[ MARRIAGE from page 9] in taxes to pay for highways. But we believe that Washingtonians are fairminded, and we believe that a core value in Washington is that all families deserve respect and protection.” She and her partner, Sandy Mosel, have been married in California, where SmithMosel is from, as well as in Canada, where Mosel was born. They are also domestic partners who raise a family together in Federal Way. “I serve my community,” Smith-Mosel said. “I’m a teacher, I’m a foster parent. When I finish my day ... I don’t want to
worry that my family has a lesser status or less legal protection. I want to be able to rest in the same protection as any other committed couple.” While Friedes is encouraged by the public momentum and poll results that reflect positively toward the passage of the referendum, there is still more that needs to be done. “What people have to do is talk to their friends and family about why marriage matters, share personal stories about gay and lesbian families that they know and make sure that they are registered to vote and vote to approve Referendum 74,” he said. “We expect this to be very, very close.”
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failed to meet the metrics used by the city. In fact, Perez said, if four-way stops are installed in places where they’re not needed, they can actually be more dangerous. “22 studies have found none effective at controlling speeds,” Perez said in reference to unneeded four-way stops. “19 studies found extremely poor compliance with all-way stops that were not deemed necessary by the majority of drivers. 15 studies found that all-way
stops that were perceived as unnecessary actually increased speeds. 13 studies found that all-way stops increased pedestrian collisions, especially for children. Five studies found that (law) enforcement costs are unsustainable.” Perez noted that between 2005 and 2006, the city installed a series of speed tables in the neighborhood, which greatly reduced speeding in the neighborhood. City traffic engineers found that those speed
tables reduced rates of children with impulse “extreme speeding,” in this control issues. Regardless, instance, speeds of he reiterated his 45 mph or more in a “All-way stops, point that four-way 25 mph zone, from when not used stops are dangerous 70 incidents a week, properly, do if installed when not down to two. needed. not help the With years of data safety of an “I’m sympathetic backing his conclu- intersection.” to the concerns sion to not approve Rick Perez, city about ‘kids will be the stop signs, Perez traffic engineer kids’ and do stuff addressed the conthat maybe they cerns of those who ought not to do,” he are worried about said. “At the same children in the area. Perez time, what we’ve found, said he has children, two from all the studies previof which are special needs ously, is that all-way stops,
when not used properly, do not help the safety of an intersection.” The council had a long and extended conversation about the matter, but ultimately decided to deny furthering the process for a four-way stop at the intersection in a 7-0 vote.
Traffic questions For questions or issues about traffic in your neighborhood, contact Rick Perez at rick.perez@ cityoffeeralway.com
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