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Council rejects motion to delay West Hill vote By DEAN A. RADFORD

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The vote on the annexation of West Hill to Renton will occur as planned on Nov. 6, despite ongoing concerns by the City of Renton about its ability to pay for services there. The Renton City “There is a lot of Council voted 4-3 Monday night to reject a economic potential up there.” Steve motion to delay the anHolman nexation vote indefinitely and remove it from the November ballot. West Hill residents and business leaders spoke in favor of letting the vote move forward. They’ve waited four years for the vote; the annexation petition setting the process in motion was certified in December 2008. “There is a lot of economic potential up there,” said Steve Holman, who lives in Bryn Mawr. West Hill is a “diamond in the rough,” he said, before the council vote. The City Council discussed the issues at length during its Committee of the Whole meeting prior to its regular meeting. Preserving a sales-tax credit from the state, a critical piece of the financing package, was a key consideration. The vote came after council members

Gov. Chris Gregoire uses a rivet gun Wednesday at an airplane assembly class at Renton Technical College, under the watchful eye of class instructor Howard Blinder. Keeping the piece of metal steady was her classroom partner, Michael Bourgeois. dean a. radford, Renton Reporter ranked the No. 1 manufacturing region in the country and in large part that’s due to aerospace,” she said. The aerospace program at RTC is all about ensuring “Boeing continues to have the highest-skilled workers,” she said.

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Gregoire started her day at about 8 a.m., sitting with the other students in front of instructor Howard Blinder, who went over the goals for the project. Each student had a partner; Bourgeois sat with her. The students are learn-

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Former homeless honored at ARISE celebration By TRACEY COMPTON tcompton@rentonreporter.com

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ing how to assemble jetliners. Their tools are drills and rivet guns, used to install the fasteners that keep an airplane together. The students had already done preparation online; now was the time for the hands-on [ more gregoire page 11 ]

Crack cocaine derailed the life of Wayne Harlan Whitehead for about four years before he discovered the ARISE Men’s Homeless Shelter and got back on his feet. Prior to his transformation, Whitehead was involved with the drug and would get so depressed he didn’t venture outside except to buy beer.

Crack made him so paranoid that he finally turned himself in to a hospital’s mental-health ward where he started his “little comeback.” Whitehead would eventually seek refuge at the ARISE program in Renton. “The first night I was there and I slept on a mattress on the floor, it just felt like all the weight was lifted, it was safe,” Whitehead said. He was one of three formerly homeless men honored for their accomplish-

ments at a June 5 celebration at Harambee Church in Renton. Now Whitehead has permanent housing, spends some of his time volunteering and is working on securing a job. ARISE is an acronym for Area of Renton Interfaith Shelter Endeavor. Although the program has existed since 2004 and helped many men find jobs, permanent housing or treatment, this was the first time it held a formal celebration [ more arise page 14 ]

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Gov. Chris Gregoire received high praise Wednesday. “That’s a good-looking hole,” said her classroom partner, Michael Bourgeois, who is training to become an aerospace assembly mechanic at Renton Technical College. Bourgeois says he never expected to be drilling holes with the governor of the state. But, on Wednesday Gregoire wanted to see the production of an airplane from start to finish, beginning with an aerospace classroom at RTC, followed by a visit to the 737 production plant in Renton and finally time in a flight simulator. “The whole day is about learn it, build it and fly it, and what the aerospace industry means to the state of Washington” said Gregoire Wednesday morning before she headed out for the rest of her tour. “Puget Sound has now been


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Renton School District still considering Teach for America By TRACEY COMPTON tcompton@rentonreporter.com

The Renton School District is still in communication with the non-profit organization, Teach for America, to staff hard-to-fill positions in the district. Randy Matheson, the district’s spokesman, called the Renton Reporter midweek to clarify his earlier statements that the district was no longer discussing using graduates of the program to fill open district positions. The ongoing discussions with Teach for America include the Renton Education Association and the University of Washington, which hosts the Teach for America program locally. Currently, the Renton School District has about 75 positions it needs to fill for the next school year. Originally, Matheson said the district took the question of using Teach for America off the table. The district has yet to present the school board with a formal plan or contract for how its work with Teach for America might play out, Matheson said. The district may not have to pay the $4,000 fee that comes with using each Teach for America teacher, he said. The program works by allowing Teach for America participants, who have degrees but not teaching certificates, to work in a school district,

while they are pursuing their certification at a university. In this case, Teach for America participants are enrolled in the University of Washington’s Accelerated Certification for Teachers program. It is a state-approved, Mary Alice Heuschel alternative-route certification program. “State law says that if a teacher is not certified in a position, then the only thing a school district can do is put a teacher in with a degree for 19 days only,” said Matheson. Because the Teach for America participants are working on their certification, they are allowed to stay for the whole year. The district’s decision to use Teach for America participants has nothing to do with Teach for America being a great program, Matheson said. It has to do with the district always having some hard-to-fill positions such as in Special Education, English Language Learners, math, science and other specific content areas. According to Matheson, the district has at least one or two of these positions a year. The Renton Education Association is working with the district also to see if there are current teachers to fill those positions, opening up those not-hard-to-fill positions, Matheson said. Renton School Superintendent Mary Alice

Heuschel issued a statement in a district press release last week. “I am committed to remaining diligent and working with all teacher preparation and all alternative routes and certification programs to demand they are graduating and certifying high-quality candidates to teach in our schools,” Heuschel said. “I serve on two university education advisory boards to contribute to the ongoing efforts to improve education preparation programs.” Although this is the first time the district has worked with Teach for America, currently there are several principals and more than two dozen teachers, mostly in career and technical education fields, who have alternative teaching certifications similar to Teach for America. A release states that the district’s plan now is to continue to work with the teachers union leadership, teachers and the community to get to an understanding about the UW Accelerated Certification for Teachers and its relationship with Teach for America. The district will do this before presenting an agreement with UW Accelerated Certification for Teachers program and Teach for America to the school board. According to the district, should it move ahead with the process, Teach for America staff would have to apply and interview like other applicants to be selected for a job.

New administrator appointed for Economic Development Department Chip Vincent is the new administrator for the City of Renton’s Community and Economic Development Department. He replaces Alex Pietsch, who was appointed in March by Gov. Chris Gregoire to head the new Governor’s Aerospace Office. Mayor Denis Law made the announcement last week. Vincent was interim administrator after Pietsch left. Vincent will oversee economic development, land use planning and regulation, and services related to all aspects of the development process, while working with key stakeholders to enhance the economic prosperity, vitality, and livability of the community for Renton citizens.

He will serve on Law’s executive team and be responsible for providing vision, leadership, initiative, management, and coordination to implement the mayor and City Council’s goals for citywide community and economic development, according to a city news release. Chip Vincent The department also helps coordinate the city’s response to regional, state, and federal legislative issues that affect Renton. “Chip is an exceptional addition to our team and comes to this position with rich experience and a great deal of enthusiasm,” said Law. “In a short period of time, he has

developed a positive working relationship with his staff and other administrators, and has earned the respect of our regional partners.” “Renton is seen as a model in our region for economic development, a thriving business community, dedicated residents, and innovative leadership,” said Chip Vincent. Vincent has served as the city’s planning director since 2008. In that role he supervised the work of the planning division, which included the application and enforcement of the city’s zoning, shoreline management, and environmental ordinances; review and processing of all land use and subdivision permit applications; representing the city on state, regional and county level growth and planning related boards and committees; and providing technical and professional support to the Planning Commission and City Council committees.

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Tiffany Park teacher reaching students in a new way By TRACEY COMPTON tcompton@rentonreporter.com

Teachers are tasked with perhaps one of the toughest jobs around, educating today’s youth amid so many other distractions students face. Consider this assignment: instruct a roomful of seventh-grade students in the ways of descriptive writing. Does that sound challenging? Teacher Aaron Allen of Shaw Middle School in the Spokane School District met the challenge. He engaged his students by introducing Oreo cookies to the class and asking students to explain how they taste to someone who’s never had an Oreo cookie. In this clever exercise caught on video he explains how he gets students to elaborate better, showing instead of telling what they experience. This is one of the many taped examples of effective instruction modeled in a professional development toolkit for leadership teams and teachers called Success at the Core. The toolkit, a website, is the product of a collaboration between Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan

Productions and the Educational Development Center of Massachusetts. “The goal of the program is to transform teacher’s instruction so that student performance is better,” said Corrie Freiwaldt. Corrie Freiwaldt She is a Success at the Core Fellow and instructional facilitator for the Renton School District. Freiwaldt is one of 10 fellows selected from around the state to spread the word about the program’s benefits. She has used the toolkit in her position at Tiffany Park Elementary School to facilitate trainings for teachers. The online toolkit contains instruction ideas for teacher and leadership development. There are embedded videos of teachers in action, their tasks, student work from the lessons, instructional plans and teacher commentary as well as links to other resources. It is marketed as a best practices instruction guide. “There’s so many ways to use this program that as a coach, I use it to help my teachers see

City, school district join to create playground The City of Renton and the Renton School District are combining efforts to create an accessible playground. The playground will be located in the North Highland Neighborhood Center and the Hillcrest Early Childhood Center properties.

The public is being asked to come and provide input as the playground is being designed for all abilities. The meeting is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 28 at Hillcrest Elementary, 1800 Index Ave. N.E., Renton.

examples,” Freiwaldt said. “Then we relate it to their classrooms.” She is most excited about the resource because it is free to all users, unlike a lot of professional development tools available to educators. “It’s teachers’ strategies on how to keep students engaged and motivated,” Freiwaldt said. “And how to check that they’re understanding what you’re teaching.” As a Success at the Core Fellow, Freiwaldt will continue to educate other teachers and staff in the district about the resource and she hopes to venture out to neighboring districts too. She and the other fellows will lay out a work plan on June 26. They also plan to maintain a blog on how the fellows each use the toolkit in their districts. Freiwaldt also plans to present at different district, state and national conferences on behalf of Success at the Core. Anyone can register for access to the Success at the Core toolkit. For more information visit www.successatthecore.com.

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Valley Medical Center needs volunteers Valley Medical Center is seeking volunteers for their retail gift and flower shop. As a member of the center’s Volunteers in Action group, those interested must be older than 18-years-old and able to donate four hours per week.

There is an orientation and training program for volunteers to help them become familiar with their duties. The Volunteer Services Department at Valley Medical Center has more information at 425-656-4031, ext. 3.

Friends of Newcastle Library needs books The Friends of Newcastle Library, recently formed to support the Newcastle branch of the King County Library System, will collect books for book sales to support programs at the Newcastle Library starting in Sepember. Donations and gently-used books, CDs

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Getting people up and working again in a down economy remains King County’s top priority. Such was King County Executive Dow Constantine’s message to the Auburn-Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Monday at Emerald Downs. Now there is a bright spot, Constantine said, because things in the Seattle Metropolitan area, which includes Auburn, Kent and Renton, are starting to perk up. Quoting numbers compiled by the National Bureau of Labor Statistics, Constantine said that the three-county metropolitan area in 2011 showed the ninth-highest job gains of the 100th largest metropolitan areas in the nation. Collectively, Dow said, the largest metropolitan areas in the nation added about one million jobs last year. Constantine went on to cite a recent study of 366 metropolitan areas throughout the nation that gave the Seattle metropolitan area a third-place ranking as the strongest local economy based on sustained growth over the past 20 years. The Puget Sound region, Constantine said, has led the revival, especially in the manufacturing sector. Indeed, he said, over the past year this region has led the nation in manufacturing job creation, showing an increase of 7.3 percent, or 12,600 jobs. Accounting for “fully half of that growth,” Constantine said, and led by the Boeing company, was the manufacturing sector. Constantine praised the work of the King County Aerospace Alliance, a broad-based partnership of local groups, for working to expand and prosper the aerospace industry in the Puget Sound Region.

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Letter to the editor Praise for the candidate I live in the 11th Legislative District and my son attends Lindbergh High School and was positively impacted by Steve Bergquist. I am supporting Steve Bergquist for the state House of Representatives. Bergquist is a great teacher and coach. He has mentored and motivated hundreds of students to “do their best.” Bergquist had an impact on my son and now he has a great job and a good future ahead of him. Bergquist understands that it is essential to have schools and businesses work together to offer opportunity to our students. As a small-business owner, Steve Bergquist understands the challenges businesses face and their role in our community. Please join me in voting for Steve Bergquist, 11th Legislative District House position.

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Commencement: Have I learned my lessons well ? More than likely you know of at least one person who is graduating this month from eighth grade, high school or college. A congratulations to all of you as a new phase of a young life begins! Nothing could be more gratifying and exciting. Not just for the grads, but also for the long list of people who are sharing in the pride of the day – parents, grandparents, relatives, friends, mentors, teachers and professors. If you look hard enough, you will see them standing invisibly behind the graduate resting their hands on their shoulders, as they receive their diploma, and feeling that same pride and sense of accomplishment. The graduate will probably think it was all their doing and it is their day. Indeed, no one would want to imply it isn’t. But the truth is, no one makes the journey alone. Even though each of their stories is different, they all relied on the wisdom, encouragement and support of others to see them through. I always wanted to give a commencement address, so I thought I would use my column this month to address all graduates: “You probably feel pretty confident you are ready to take on the next phase of your life, as you have learned much. But you have not lived long, so you don’t understand much. That comes next. “Outside the classroom is where you meet life head on – where you put the theory, basics and foundations you learned to the test. “And the only way to pass that test is to study the meaning of one word that enters into all aspects of your life. That word is ‘respect’. • Respect yourself – and demand respect from others. • Respect others, especially the vulnerable Tish Gregory

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– they’re depending on you. • Respect your family and friends – they are your anchor. • Respect your enemies – they strengthen your courage. • Respect your body – it is your lifelong friend. • Respect the Earth – it is your only home. • Respect animals and nature – they have no one to speak for them. • Respect work – it provides dignity. • Respect money – earn it and share it. • Respect hard times – it builds character. • Respect good times – it heals the hard times. • Respect good health – it empowers you. • Respect illness – it humbles you. • Respect knowledge – it is the foundation of all your choices. • Respect your talent – it is a gift both from and to the universe. • Respect time – it passes ever so quickly. “Your life is like climbing up a staircase, with each step an important entry in your life’s journal. Only when you get to the top can you look down and see whether they were the right steps, whether they brought you happiness or sadness, success or failure. Only after a long life can you answer whether you are happy with the choices you made and the person you’ve become. Only then can you decide not only if you’ve learned enough, but you understand what you learned. “With that, I will close and respect your need to get on and celebrate this happy occasion. Enjoy your life, continue to learn and don’t waste a minute. You will reach the top of your staircase of life all too soon. If you shared your talent and respected all things along the way, you will have no regrets.”

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Two men were robbed at gunpoint in Renton on June 1 after answering a Craigslist.com ad. The 27-year-old man told police he went to an address on Maple Avenue Southwest to purchase an iPad and was robbed of $1,200, his cell phone and vehicle keys. The incident happened at about 6:40 p.m. The man told police as soon as he reached the address, two men approached the vehicle with semi-automatic firearms. One of them demanded everything out of the Tacoma man’s and his brother-in-law’s pockets. Police believe there is reason to arrest the suspects for first-degree robbery.

Car broken into at dealership A Renton man’s car was broken into while at a dealership for service on June 13, but the dealership picked up the cost. The 38-year-old man took his vehicle to Renton Walkers Mazda, 200 S. Grady Way S., for service. Sometime during the night the car’s stereo and speakers were stolen. The man told police in his report that the dealership staff called to tell him about the incident at 11:45 a.m. But, apparently they told the man not to worry because the dealership was going to pay for the damages.

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The man was walking in the area of 200 Wells Avenue S. at about 10 p.m., when he encountered a group of men standing on the sidewalk. The 53-year-old man told them, “Excuse me,” and tried to pass. One of the males exchanged angry words with the man. Then a different man in the group stabbed him and the group of four or five males got in a tan newer-model Lexus. The 53-year-old describes the suspect as a black male in his 20s, with a bald head, about 5-foot-10 and 175 to 180 pounds. The suspect was wearing dark clothing at the time. Police took the man’s report at Valley Medical Center, where he was treated the next day.

Woman harassed by ex-roommate A Renton woman reported harassment from a former roommate on May 1. The two 22-year-olds were roommates for about a year in Issaquah, until they recently had a falling out. Since they separated, the reporting party has received several harassing messages from her former roommate stating that she will have her arrested. Police could not reach the woman that is apparently doing the harassing, but left her a message.

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Felon who trafficked firearms into Renton pleads guilty A convicted felon who trafficked in multiple high-powered firearms in the Renton area has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to conspiracy to unlawfully deal in firearms and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Joshua Dawson, 20, is one of six Seattle-area men indicted in April 2012 following a firearms trafficking investigation. The men sold guns to a person working with law enforcement in the Renton area. Under the terms of the plea agreement, both sides will recommend a prison sentence between five and eight years in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones can impose any sentence up to 10 years at sentencing on Sept. 28. In the plea agreement, Dawson admitted that when officers went to arrest him on April 17 on Northeast Third

Street and Sunset Boulevard in Renton, he fled in his car, crashing into other vehicles. When he was taken into custody, officers found a loaded Kel-Tec model PF-9, 9mm pistol, in the glove compartment of his car. Dawson was indicted following an undercover investigation involving the Seattle Police Department Gang Unit, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). In his plea agreement, Dawson admitted to selling eight guns between January and March: a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver; a Mac 11 9mm pistol; an SKS 7.62 assault rifle; a Romarm/Cugir, 7.62 x 39mm caliber rifle; a DPMS, 223/5.56mm caliber rifle; an Olympic Arms, multi rifle with a silencer; a Weatherby, 7mm caliber rifle; and a

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Expressionist work on display Couple pleads not The Renton Municipal Arts Commission is presenting an exhibit by local painter Brian Forrest June 25 – Aug. 10 at Carco Theatre. Forrest works in many mediums, from oil painting, computer graphics, theatre to digital music, film, and video. He is a modern expressionist painter whose work is influenced by colors. He studied acting at Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles and digital media at Bellevue College. He works in the design, media and fine art fields. For more information, visit www.brianforrest-art.

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to West Hill, using city, county, state and federal sources. Under the current analysis, the city would fall about $1.3 million short of what’s necessary to provide daily services in 2013. That shortfall could increase to $4.5 million in 2023 because of the expiration of the sales-tax credit. There are also $4.5 million in one-time transition costs for such purchases as vehicles and equipment. Capital projects for parks, surface water and streets add about $4.5 million a year. The City of Renton is facing its own revenue shortfalls, too. Council members talked about phasing in some city services after the annexation is effective, such as park and street maintenance. However, police services would

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Green River murder victim remains identified after 27 years By ROBERT WHALE rwhale@auburn-reporter.com

For 27 years the remains, the 16th set tied to Green River Killer Gary Ridgway, were known to the King County Sheriff 's Office as "Bones 16." But on Monday King County Sheriff 's Cold Case Detectives announced they had positively identified the bones as those of 20-year-old Sandra Denise Major. Ridgway worked as a painter at the Kenworth truck plant in Renton for decades. The remains were found near Mountainview Cemetery in Auburn on Dec. 30, 1985 near those of murder victim Kimi Pitsor and another unidentified Green River victim. DNA samples obtained from family members led to the identification. The Major family thanked authorities for their work in a statement: "We would like to thank the detectives from the King County Sheriff ’s Office who diligently worked this case. We are grateful to finally know what happened to Sandra after all these years."

A friend had reported Major missing after seeing her get into a truck on Aurora Avenue North on Dec. 24, 1982. In late April 2012 the victim's cousin, who lives in Rochester, N.Y., contacted the Sheriff 's Office after watching a made-for-television movie about the Green River murders. Family members suspected that a missing family member may have been one of Ridgway's victims. The Rochester Police Missing Persons Unit helped by obtaining DNA samples from family members. The University of North Texas, Center for Human Iden-

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Marie Louise Andersen, a long time resident of Kent, WA, passed away peacefully surrounded by family June 13, 2012. Marie was born to William and Theresa Blosl on September 11, 1925 in Seattle, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Howard “Chum” Andersen. Marie is survived by sons Mike Andersen of Westport, WA, Raymond Andersen of Spokane, WA, Ron Andersen of Kent, WA; daughters Charlotte Soros of Portland, OR and Sharon Rikansrud of Schurz, NV; sister Dorothy Olson of Kent, WA; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After 29 years working for The Boeing Company, she retired in 1985. Marie could often be found working in her yard and keeping her house neat. Her interests included travelling, reading, playing bingo, embroidery, and various craft projects. Marie was a member of the Catholic Church and the Red Hat Society. Memorial services will be held 12:00 P.M. Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, WA. 640514

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One Night Count of 73 homeless just scratching the surface King County sees drop in [ arise from page 14 ] require, plus there’s more housing available today thanks to the 10-year plan.” He was referring to a countywide effort to end homelessness in 10 years. REACH members decided to let CCS take over the program completely three years ago, although REACH still provides the volunteer support. Mayor Denis Law thinks the ARISE program is “outstanding” and that Renton could stand to have more programs like it. Law attended the June 5 celebration. He remarked on how 73 people were counted in this year’s One Night Count of the Homeless in Renton, which he said was just scratching the surface. The city is seeing a lot of families and people living in cars and people who’ve lost homes to foreclosure, Law said. “People who have been secure and had all of those things at one point in time find themselves with nothing,” he said. “It’s hard for us to fathom that; they’re all around us. It’s kind of heart warming when you see a community come together and try to meet some of those needs. That’s what’s great about Renton. People really step up.” Pat Wyre is one of those people who have stepped up as a volunteer from Nativity Lutheran Church.

Women’s shelter in Renton A women’s shelter is in the works for Renton. The City of Renton, Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches and a group of volunteers have been coordinating their efforts to see this endeavor take shape. “We don’t have a lot of details yet, but we know that there are a lot of women with children who are sleeping in cars and who are homeless throughout the community,” said Mayor Denis Law. “We’re trying to figure out if we can find a site and coordinate a program with Catholic Community Services where we can provide housing similar to the ARISE program.” Rev. Linda Smith of REACH and SKY Center is the lead coordinator on the project. She saw a need for a women’s shelter based on her communication with the city’s human services staff and the many inquiries and calls she encountered for housing.

She calls her volunteer work with the ARISE program her passion. “It’s because we get to feed the men and see them and talk with them,” Wyre said. “It’s just been my passion since I’ve been (at the church).” Bliesner calls the ARISE program a passion program. “We find that almost every church that we’ve got has an emotional leader that is interested in helping out the homeless,” he said.

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“The number of women and children who are homeless are increasing at an alarming rate,” wrote Smith in an email. “There is no place for our most vulnerable, women and children during the day to find a hot meal, wash their clothes or make the necessary calls to even find housing.” According Preeti Shridhar, communications director for the city, there are two projects in the works: a day shelter and an overnight shelter in churches. The former jail at City Hall has been identified as a possible site of one shelter. It would have to be made to not feel like a jail and be compatible with space that is also being used for evidence storage, Law said. The former jail might be suitable because it is safe, clean, it has a kitchen and showers and some areas could be converted into kids’s play areas, Law said.

In 2011 some 2,000 volunteers in the program provided 7,686 bednights for homeless men. Volunteers also contributed more than 7,200 hours while serving slightly more than 8,000 hot meals, according to Bliesner. “Our goal is to go out of business,” he said. “We’d like to not have enough people on the street to support our program. That’s where we’re headed we hope.”

child deaths due to injuries More children are alive and well in King County today because of a dramatic drop in injury deaths such as traffic crashes, drowning, falls and burns, according to King County. From 2000 to 2009, the rate of death from injuries for children 19 and younger declined by 62 percent. The reduction reflects a decade of innovative public health research, policies, law enforcement, and education of parents. “There is nothing more valuable than saving a child’s life,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “Thanks to safety programs and safer practices, we’ve taken a tremendous step forward in making King County a healthier place to live.” In King County, 22 children died from injuries in 2009, down from 55 in 2000. Public Health – Seattle & King County estimates that 193 children are alive today who wouldn’t be if injury death rates hadn’t declined.

The improvements in King County surpassed a national trend of fewer child injury deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that child deaths from injuries declined 29 percent from 2000 to 2009. In King County, trafficrelated child deaths declined from 35 in 2000 to 11 in 2009. “Safer cars play a huge role in reducing the number of traffic-related deaths,” said Dr. David Fleming, Director & Health Officer for Public Health. The number of children who drowned in King County also has been steadily declining; five children drowned in 2000 and only one in 2009. Despite efforts to make our community safer for all children, injuries remain a leading cause of death locally and nationally, and new challenges persist. Accidental poisonings, including teenagers overdosing prescription drugs, are a growing concern.

Seattle Delivery Lateral Expansion Project. ABOUT THE PROJECT The Project consists of: (i) abandoning by removal the existing 10-inch diameter pipeline between mileposts 0.00 and 2.01 and between mileposts 2.16 and 4.0 on Northwest’s South Seattle Delivery Lateral (South Seattle Lateral) loop line and replacing it with new 16-inch diameter pipeline; (ii) abandoning in place approximately 0.15 miles of existing 10-inch diameter and 16-inch diameter pipeline between mileposts 2.01 and 2.16 on the South Seattle Lateral loop line under the Cedar River and installing approximately 0.15 miles of new 16-inch diameter pipeline in a new easement adjacent to the existing pipeline; (iii) replacing taps at two meter station locations; (iv) and installing miscellaneous appurtenances; all located in King County, Washington. The Project is designed to increase the firm delivery capacity on the South Seattle Lateral as requested by Puget Sound Energy Inc. The Project’s complete FERC application may be viewed at the following public library: Fairwood Library 17009 140th S.E. Renton, WA 98058

Phone: (425) 226-0522 The application may also be viewed through the FERC website at http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/elibrary.asp. The docket number issued by the FERC is CP12-471. A separate notice of this project is being mailed to all potentially affected landowners and government entities. A FERC pamphlet entitled, “An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land? What do I Need to Know?” is available on the FERC website at http://www.ferc.gov/for-citizens/ citizen-guides.asp. Questions about the pamphlet should be directed to the FERC’s Office of External Affairs at 202-502-8004. ABOUT WILLIAMS (NYSE: WMB) Williams Northwest Pipeline operates a 3,900-mile natural gas transmission pipeline that provides customers in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain Region with access to both Rocky Mountain and Canadian natural gas supplies. To address concerns about this project, please contact project manager Ashley Booth at 801-584-6944. Published in Renton and Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporters on June 15, 2012 and June 22, 2012.#636993

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMITTEE AND PUBLIC HEARING RENTON, WASHINGTON The Environmental Review Committee has issued a Determination of Non-Significance-Mitigated (DNS-M) for the following project under the authority of the Renton Municipal Code. May Creek Trail LUA12-037, ECF, SM, SMV Location: 4008 Meadow Avenue N. The applicant is requesting SEPA Review and a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit for the construction of a 6’ wide and 0.27 mile long trail along May Creek. The applicant is requesting a Shoreline Variance from RMC 4-3-090D.2.d.ix.(f)(1) to construct the trail at 6’ in width instead of the required 4’ in a wetland buffer. The site is located at 4008 Meadow Ave. N and is zoned R-8. The site is 3.09 acres in size. May Creek is located in the Urban Conservancy Shoreline Designation. A mitigation and a restoration plan is included with the proposal. Appeals of the DNS-M must be filed in writing on or before 5:00 p.m. on July 6, 2012, together with the required fee with: Hearing Examiner, City of Renton, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. Appeals to the Examiner are governed by RMC 4-8-110 and more information may be obtained from the Renton City Clerk’s Office, (425) 430-6510. A Public Hearing will be held by

the Renton Hearing Examiner in the Council Chambers, City Hall, on July 10, 2012 at 10:00 am to consider the Shoreline Variance. If the Environmental Determination is appealed, the appeal will be heard as part of this public hearing. Interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing. Published in Renton Reporter on June 22, 2012. #640704.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING RENTON ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND A JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN THE CITY OF RENTON AND THE RENTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, RENTON, WASHINGTON Participate in reviewing and commenting on three Concept Plans for a new Renton Accessible Playground to be jointly located on City of Renton (North Highlands Neighborhood Center) and Renton School District (Hillcrest Early Childhood Center) properties. Thursday, June 28, 2012 Location: Hillcrest Early Childhood Center Address: 1800 Index Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056 Time: 7pm – 9pm Refreshments provided For more information contact the City of Renton Community Services Department at 425-4306600 or visit www.Rentonwa.gov Bonnie I. Walton, City Clerk Published in the Renton Reporter on June 15, 2012 and June 22, 2012 #638500.

CITY OF RENTON CITY COUNCIL CANCELLATION OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Renton City Council has canceled the Council meeting regularly scheduled for Monday, July 2, 2012. The next regularly scheduled City Council meetings will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, June 25th and Monday July 9th, 2012, in the 7th floor Council Chambers, Renton City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. City Council meetings are open to the public. For further information, call 425430-6502. Bonnie I. Walton, City Clerk Published in Renton Reporter on June 22, 2012. #640886. Superior Court of Washington County of King In re the Estate of: MARYLIN J. HANFORD, Deceased. NO. 12-4-03729-6 KNT NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorneys at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced.

The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the Notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate assets and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: June 22, 2012. PR:Gregory B. EIxenberger RUTH A. ROTI WSBA #19495 Of MOGREN, GLESSNER & ROTI P.S. Attorneys for Personal Representative 100 Evergreen Bldg.; PO.Box 90 Renton, WA 98057-0090 (425) 255-4542 King County Superior Court Cause No. 12-4-03729-6 KNT Published in Renton Reporter on June 22, 2012, June 29, 2012 and July 6, 2012. #639986.

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Fall The Lindbergh boys cross-country team maintained an amazing run of success and won the 2A state title. The Eagles haven't lost a league meet since 2006 and have placed in the top eight at state every year since 2004. Luke Garcia, Mark Garcia and Travis Downen led the way, finishing within nine seconds of each other in 18th, 19th and 21st. Nathan Haley, Mohamud Abdi, Ben Platt and Omelyan Strembitskyy rounded out the title-winning group. The Lindbergh girls team placed sixth at state for the third straight year. Senior Sarah Reiter ended her excellent cross-country career with a sixth-place overall finish. Reiter won the 2A state title as a junior, and placed 14th at the 3A state meet as a sophomore. Led by a senior trio of Whitney Hilde, Jordyn McLuen and Kimi Girmus, the Lindbergh soccer team won a firstever outright Seamount title. The season was highlighted by a 2-1 win against Kennedy Catholic. None of the Eagles' seniors could remember even scoring against Kennedy, let alone beating the Lancers. Liberty finished undefeated in KingCo play for the second straight year. The Patriots featured a number of stars, including Cassidy Nangle and Kimi Fry, and made it all the way to the 3A state title game before falling to Seattle Prep. Hazen finished the year undefeated in Seamount play and took the league's top 3A seed into the playoffs, even

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while dealing with difficult circumstances. The team lost Hazen custodian and long-time superfan Joe Dahl and Lora Michaud, long-time supporter and mother of a current Hazen player, during the season.

Above are some of the best images, athletes and moments of the year At the 3A swim and dive meet, Liberty took seventh and Hazen eighth. Liberty freshman Mackenna Briggs won a state title in the 100 back, while sophomore Talisa Wibmer had the fastest overall time in the event and finished ninth. Briggs became the first Liberty freshman to ever qualify for every event earlier in the season. Transfer running back Anthony Gold got the Renton football team off to a quick start. Gold's playmaking ability confounded the rest of the Seamount and he finished the year as the league's Athlete of the Year and Offensive Back of the Year. Behind a powerful rushing attack, Hazen made state for the first time since 1993 before falling against a tough Capital team. Tray Brown, the team's lead rusher, scored seven touchdowns in a single game against Highline early in the season. Lindbergh ran into tough luck in the state playoffs when a matchup at Lakewood on a grass field and a rain storm coincided. That left for muddy, slow conditions that neutralized the Eagles' offensive stars.

Winter Renton senior Steve Sholdra won two titles at the 2A state swim and dive meet. He broke his own 500 free state record in both the preliminary round and finals. He also earned automatic All-American status. He also won in the 200 free, setting a new state record in prelims, then breaking it in the finals. He earned All-American consideration in the event. [ more recap page 17 ]


The Liberty boys swim and dive had a special season, placing fourth at the 3A state meet. Junior Raymond Ha won a title in the 100 breast. Logan Briggs placed second in the 200 IM and 500 free. Ha and Briggs both earned All-American consideration. Outstanding senior Jimmy Keum led the Lindbergh basketball team to fifth place at the 2A state basketball tournament. It was the team's first state appearance since 1991. Keum finished second in the Seamount in scoring at 19.3 points per game despite facing near-constant double teams from defenses. The Lindbergh boys swim and dive team placed seventh at the 2A state meet. Andrew Franco-Munoz took second in the 100 fly, while Aaron Jacobsen finished fourth in the same event. Seniors Airashay Rogers and Emily Graver wrapped up their basketball careers. Graver was the Seamount's MVP, while Rogers averaged 20.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 6.7 steals and 4.9 assists per game. Meanwhile, the Renton girls basketball went undefeated in league play, won its first league title since 1987 and made state for the first time since 1987. The Indians defense harassed opposing teams into errors all season long. The Lindbergh gymnastics team finished as Seamount co-champions and sent Jenna Louie and Makia Williams to the 2A state meet.

Liberty's Hamilton Noel placed sixth at the 3A state wrestling meet at 160 pounds.

Spring The Lindbergh tennis team won a district title and placed second at the 2A state meet. Adrian Villanueva and Sam Bayna took fourth in the doubles tournament, while Boris Oks and Bobby Huynh placed sixth. Joe Kwiatkowski finished sixth in the singles tournament. Josh Gordon won a second straight 3A state title in the long jump, leading the Patriots to fifth place. He also took third in the triple jump, sixth in the high jump and third in the 4 X 400 (along with Joseph Bergmann, Noel and Hiron Redman). Several other local track and field athletes excelled at state, like Hiron Redman and Adriel Paine IV in the 800, Travis Downen in the 3,200, Sarah Reiter in the 3,200, Tala Hild in the high jump, plus Janayla Scott in the triple jump. Undaunted by an extremely tough schedule and several key injuries, the Liberty softball team returned to state after a threeyear absence. The Hazen boys soccer team made state for the first time since 2007 and won a Seamount title. Jimmy Schmidt pitched a one-hit shutout against Enumclaw to get the Hazen baseball team to state for the first time since 2008. Schmidt, along with Zac and Jake Kolterman gave the Highlanders a pitching trio few teams could match.

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June 22, 2012 edition of the Renton Reporter

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