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ELECTION | King County levy asks for tax hike to rebuild a juvenile justice center [3]

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OPINION | Roegner: Dems race for House seat [6] Johnson: Gender party fouls [6] Firearms Lawyer: Victims of violence [7] CRIME BLOTTER | Shirtless man with unzipped pants chases two women [4] SEX TRAFFICKING | Judge sides with over adult section [8]

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Garbage strike leaves a stench By GREG ALLMAIN

Waste Management (WM) announced that customers who had a normally scheduled collection day on Wednesday should expect to have their garbage picked up. “The labor disruption continues to be a very unfortunate situation for our customers. Waste Management sincerely apologizes to our community for the inconvenience caused by the Teamsters strike. We are working diligently to resume services throughout Puget Sound. Additional WM substitute drivers continue to arrive, which will provide additional service capacity,” according to an official statement from According to WM, commercial customers in King County should set out and/or unlock their containers as they would on a normal collection day. Residential customers in the cities of Federal Way, Algona, Auburn, Bothell, Burien, [ more GARBAGE, p. 23 ] NEWSPAPER RACKS: To see a list of rack locations for the print edition of The Mirror, visit

Gun sales surge after Colorado shooting More applications for concealed pistol licenses By GREG ALLMAIN

Local law enforcement authorities have noted an increase in the number of gun sales and concealed pistol licenses (CPL) in the wake

of the Aurora, Colo, movie theater shooting, which left 12 dead and 58 injured. Those horrific numbers make Aurora the largest and most violent mass shooting in American history. According to local authorities, gun

sales and CPLs typically increase in the wake of a major national event like Aurora — and often increase during presidential election years. “I can say that, in talking with my front desk staff, they have noticed an uptick in inquiries,” said Federal Way Police Department spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. “People asking ‘How do I go about getting

a CPL?’ or ‘What are the rules for buying a pistol?’” In Federal Way, there were 44 new applications for CPLs in the months of June and July combined, Schrock said. June saw 31 CPL renewals, while 16 people renewed their licenses in July. On the sales side of things, there [ more GUNS, page 23 ]

Federal Way’s future Olympic swimmer? Federal Way 14-year-old Thomas Anderson set a national record at last week’s Pacific Northwest Swimming Long Course Championships at the King County Aquatic Center and won a grand total of nine titles during the meet attended by approximately 1,000 youth swimmers. Anderson, who swims three hours a day, seven days a week, has the ultimate goal of swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as an 18-year-old. Read more in this week’s sports section, starting on p. 16. PHOTO BY Wilson Defiesta

Recent drownings illustrate need for life jackets By GREG ALLMAIN

In what seems to be an unfortunate summer tradition, a spate of recent drownings throughout the state has Department of Health (DOH) officials reminding everyone that life jackets are a necessary

item when enjoying the state’s waterways. Approximately 71 percent of the more than 100 people who accidentally drown in Washington annually lost their lives on open water — rivers, lakes, Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean. About 30 percent of them were

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riding in a boat at the time. The DOH reports that the highest rate of drowning occurs among ages 15-24. Drowning is also the second leading cause of injury death for children age 14 and younger. Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death for those under age 50.

“Life jackets save lives,” said Dr. Maxine Hayes, state health officer. “And not just of children. In just two weeks in mid-July, three people drowned in northeast Washington near Spokane. That includes some young adults, and none were wearing a life jacket. Three young people [ more LIFE JACKETS, page 23 ]

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Commons announces four new businesses opening Firefighters honored for at the mall Pictured left to right: Lt. John Riley, Firefighter Wynn Loiland, Firefighter Rob Pysher. COURTESY PHOTO

saving one of their own Courtesy of South King Fire and Rescue

Salmon Bake reels in cash for the community Federal Way Kiwanis Club held the 55th Annual Salmon Bake on July 27 at Steel Lake Park. About 500 tickets were sold to the annual charity meal. More than $3,400 was also raised from raffle sales and a silent auction. Some of the Kiwanis biggest contributions are to several college scholarships for Federal Way students. The club supports the Multi-Service Center, Federal Way Senior Center, FUSION, Caregiving Community Network Supper, PTSA Clothing Bank and more. The club meets at noon Wednesdays (6 p.m. first Wed. of month) at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Contact: PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRUCE HONDA

Lt. John Riley and Firefighter Rob Pysher were recognized at a July 24 South King Fire and Rescue commissioner’s meeting for their efforts in saving the life of their fellow Engine 66 crew member, Wynn Loiland. This past November, Loiland was struck by an out-of-control vehicle while at the scene of a roll-over accident on I-5. Riley and Pysher reacted swiftly and professionally despite the horror of watching their engine driver struck and pinned between two vehicles, the fire district reports. Their quick thinking and immediate actions saved Loiland’s life. Loiland suffered a severe head injury and spent several months in the hospital until he was

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finally able to go home last March to continue his healing process. Loiland does not remember the accident or most of those many months in the hospital, but he remembers his friends and co-workers and was able to be at the recognition event to share his appreciation with his former crew. Loiland, 52, ultimately decided to retire last month, ending a 32year career. Also recognized at the event was Jeremy Schenewerk, the tow truck driver who arrived at the crash at the moment Loiland was struck. He jumped into action to help secure the area and to check on the occupants of the car. There were no injuries in the car that had slid on the icy road. The previously rolledover vehicle was found to be unoccupied.

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The Commons at Federal Way announced the arrival of four new businesses at the local mall, located at South 320th Street and Pacific Highway South. The mall is home to more than 100 retailers, eateries and services. • Etiquette: This contemporary women’s retailer is located near Target and appeals to women of all ages. Etiquette offers a range of shoes, tops, pants and accessories for the price-conscious shopper. Contact (253) 941-4991. • Brow and Lash Art: Located near the Century Theatres, Brow and Lash Art offers “threading” services — a chemical-free way to remove facial hair. Eyelash extensions, tinting, make-up and henna tattoos are also available. Contact (206) 816-9900. • Halloween City: Located near Starbucks, this costume superstore is a one-stop shop for all things Halloween, from masks to trinkets. Set to open by the end of the third quarter. Visit • The Lotus Grill: Opening soon in the food court, The Lotus Grill is considered an alternative to traditional fast food and Indian cuisine. Learn more at



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County levy seeks tax increase to replace juvenile center By ANDY HOBBS

In the Aug. 7 primary election, King County asks voters to approve a property tax levy that would help pay to replace the King County Youth Services Center in Seattle. Proposition 1 refers to the Children and Family Services Center Capital Levy. The measure asks taxpayers to authorize a 7-cent increase for every $1,000 in prop-

erty tax values. That amounts to The levy requires a simple maabout $14 a year on a home worth jority — at least 50 percent plus $200,000. The levy would collect one vote — to pass. the money for nine years, The Seattle Times reports starting in 2013. that $1.5 million is spent The Youth Services annually on maintenance ELECTION Center handles juvenile at the facility, which is offenders and court cases plagued with plumbing, related to child abuse and ventilation and electrical abandonment. The levy problems. Supporters say would replace three aging the current facilities are outbuildings located at 12th Avenue dated, and that replacement of the and East Alder Street on a 9.5facility is the least expensive longacre site near Seattle University. term solution. A new facility will


better serve children and families, according to the pro statement in the voters pamphlet. “A new building will end wasteful repairs and provide efficient, compassionate service delivery — saving money and lives,” the pro statement reads. The Municipal League of King County endorsed the levy, calling it a “time-limited and reasonable property tax” that is “dedicated to a much-needed essential government facility.”

Opponents say the levy is problematic in a time when property taxes are already too high. “Many homeowners already are struggling to meet financial obligations and don’t need another property tax increase,” according to the con statement in the voters pamphlet. An opposition guest essay in the Seattle Times said the levy replaces buildings but “does nothing to address the costly systemic problems with juvenile justice in King County.”





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and his pants were unzipped. • Empty park lot turns out be a bad idea: At 12:40 a.m. July 17 in the 1800 block of S. 312th Street, a suspect was arrested when patrolling police officers found the suspect smoking marijuana in a parked car. The report notes the suspect had parked in an empty parking lot. • Wire fraud: At 10:46 a.m. July 16 at the FWPD headquarters, the victim contacted police to inform them of a possible fraud coming out of Federal Way. According to the report, the victim stated he obtained a loan of $1,500 from a

company purported to be based in Federal Way. Victim was able to provide an address and phone number to police, both of which turned out to be fake. The report notes the victim paid approximately $400 in an “up-front fee” to obtain the loan, and that they had sent that money through Western Union. • Business gets strange package: At 11:55 a.m. July 16 in the 29000 block of Pacific Highway South, a manager at a store contacted police about a package that had been sent to the business. According to the report, the pack-

age was sent in an envelope with the businesses logo on it. Upon further examination, it was discovered that the package contained an undisclosed amount of marijuana. • Burglars use strange entry method: At 3:39 a.m. July 16 in the 28000 block of Military Road South, police responded to an alarm at a business. It was determined by police that entry had been made into the business through a shared wall with another business. The report notes there were no suspect leads at this time. • Purses tossed in dumpster: At 2:38 p.m. July 16 in the 31000 block of 18th Avenue South, the reporting party notified police that a suspicious looking vehicle had pulled up next to a dumpster

and that a male had gotten out and tossed two purses into the dumpster. The report notes that broken glass was discovered in both purses. • Alcohol thief threatens employee: At 11:57 p.m. July 16 in the 28000 block of Military Road South, a shoplifter ran out of a store after stealing two bottles of liquor. According to the report, an employee witnessed the theft and attempted to confront the suspect. At that time, the suspect declared he would shoot the employee. • Beat up for not much: At 12:28 a.m. July 13 in the 31000 block of 18th Avenue South, the victim was assaulted by three males. The report notes the victim’s shoes and $7 were taken from him.

• Suicidal woman: At 11:21 a.m. July 14 in the 36000 block of 3rd Avenue SW, police were called for a suicidal woman who had left her residence and was suspected of having attempted to overdose on sleeping pills. Police attempted to locate her for a number of hours by pinging the woman’s phone, but were unsuccessful in their attempts. The woman was discovered by a patrolling officer a few hours later, unconscious in her vehicle. The woman was taken to a local hospital and treated. • That’s a lot of dimes: At 6:08 p.m. July 7 in the 30000 block of 8th Avenue SW, the victim reported that they believed an ex-roommate had stolen $1,600 in dimes from them.

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Let’s call ourselves Swim City USA I read Matt Sato’s letter, “Swim City has a nice ring to it,” and I am writing in support of its premise that Federal Way should be known as “Swim City USA.” I have lived in several cities in my lifetime, and the ones that seemed the most successful were the ones with the most community pride. Identification with sports, or sports teams, is a very good way of accomplishing this. Many years ago, I had the privilege to live in Eugene, Ore., at a very special time. They had a track coach (Bill Bowerman) who one night decided his runners needed

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Dems duke it out for Asay’s seat The race for House position two has a clear front-runner in incumbent Republican State Rep. Katrina Asay. But the Democratic battle to oppose her is fascinating. Rick Hoffman had been planning to run for position one, which is an open seat due to Rep. Mark Miloscia’s decision to run for state auditor. However, he decided to defer to fellow Democrat Roger Flygare in that race and filed against Asay. Beating Asay would be an uphill battle under the best of circumstances. Things got a little more complicated when Democratic House Speaker Frank Chopp recruited Federal Way City Councilman Roger Freeman to join the race. Chopp would like to protect his majority in the House and may have felt Freeman gave him a better chance of unseating Asay. At a minimum, he forces the Republicans to spend money defending Asay that could have gone into the race for position one. Hoffman got caught in the middle of a much bigger picture: control of the State House of Representatives. This is Hoffman’s first run for public office. He brings a passion for his beliefs that is candid and clear. He is well-read on economic issues, and through his union activities brings an understanding of Olympia and the political process. That background also makes Hoffman committed to securing living wage jobs. He supports gay marriage, legalization of marijuana, is

opposed to charter schools, and is pro-choice. He wants tax breaks to sunset and would support an income tax. But while he feels passionate about his views, he feels Olympia has become too polarized by ideology. He includes his own party in this and seems to be running as much against Speaker Chopp as he is against the Republicans. He believes the local voters should make the decision on who wins the primary and not have it decided by support and contributions from Olympia. He received a “good” rating from the Municipal League. Roger Freeman has been on the city council for two years. He is a lawyer who works with parents involved with Child Protective Services. In his council service, he has been active in the MLK Celebration and local street problems, and wants to find a way to help ensure light rail gets to Tacoma through Federal Way. He had previously run for the council unsuccessfully. His two races and incumbency provide higher name familiarity to casual voters. While Freeman is a Democrat, his social views are mixed. He opposes discrimination, but also opposes gay marriage, is pro-life, favors decriminalization of marijuana and opposes charter schools. He would like to shift money from DSHS to education. Freeman is a good public speaker and has been envisioned as a potential candidate for [ more ROEGNER, page 7 ] Bob Roegner


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There’s a disturbing new trend out there for expectant parents: the Gender Reveal Party. At these events, parents gather with family and friends for a party and a piece of cake — a cake that has been secretly baked by a local baker who has been given a sealed envelope from the mom’s doctor’s office that reveals the baby’s gender. The bakery then bakes a color-coded cake, with frosting to conceal the inner cake color. At the party, parents cut the cake and “reveal the gender” of their unborn child. Sigh. I know people say it’s all in good fun, but it bugs me. First of all, the fact that we’ve so thoroughly color-coded gender in our society is troubling. Along with those colors go stereotypes. In our country, girls are pink, symbolizing sugar, spice, everything nice, and princesses who are often in some sort of distress. Boys get blue, which comes with snakes, snails, puppy dog tails, no crying, and taking it like a man. Girls are complimented on their looks and clothes, while boys are complimented on their strength, brains and construction abilities. Eating disorders are out of control with young girls, and boys increasingly use steroids to have bigger muscles. An East Coast salon chain offered 50 percent off waxing services for girls 15 and under, while Old Spice finds new ways to scold men who wear “lady-scented body wash.” And it all starts with that seemingly innocent pink and blue. While it can be healthy and typical to relate to one’s gender, bond over it, and mentor others about it, the whole color thing sets us up to focus on differences, stereotypes and judgments about each other. It sets us up to perpetuate subtle sexism and pigeon-hole people into gender roles. It supports misogyny by making little boys and their parents afraid of pink — afraid that it’s too “girly.” Whatever “girly” means to you in that context, you can be sure it’s not something desirable, or we wouldn’t fear it for our sons. In addition, when I heard about this “gender reveal” trend, I found myself empathizing with all the parents who give birth to intersex children — those with ambiguous genitalia, a chromosomal abnormality, or hormonal challenges. The most recent statistics on this topic in our country are that approximately one percent of all births — that’s one in 100 — include some sort of sexual ambiguity or abnormality. By focusing on fitting our children into pretty [ more JOHNSON, page 7 ]

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To submit an item or photo for publication in The Mirror: email Letters may be edited for style, clarity and length. better track shoes. As the story goes, he ruined his wife’s waffle iron creating the soles for a better gripping running shoe. The rest is history. Nike shoes and all that it has become was born. Roughly the same time, there was a long distance runner living in Eugene by the name of Steve Prefontaine. He became renowned as the fastest long distance runner in the world. The city became running crazy. Running trails were built all over town, and long distance runners came to train there. The city proclaimed that Eugene

was the “Running Capital of the World.” From that point on, it was a proud responsibility, whenever we introduced ourselves, to add that to our name. Literally thousands of Eugene citizens became good will ambassadors for their city. Federal Way has a world class aquatic center. It brings in world class events like the recent Olympic diving trials. We apparently also have some outstanding city swimming clubs. Yes, indeed, Federal Way, “Swim City USA” has a nice ring to it.

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How firefighters can become real heroes After carefully reviewing the 4,000-plus responses made by South King Fire and Rescue during the first quarter of 2012 (data courtesy of Valley 911), it is clear that major changes are necessary in order to meet the true needs of our community. Across the nation, other communities are questioning fire departments and their outmoded delivery model, yet the firefighters union and administrations continue to resist change. After my last letter to the editor, I noted many letters in support of the [ more LETTERS, page 22 ] [ JOHNSON from page 6]

Don’t blame the victims belief that any of the Lakewood officers could have done anything differently when Clemmons attacked them. Only Clemmons should be blamed. Most of the facts related to shooting incidents are obtained from newspapers and rarely contain everything that the police know. That is why I don’t comment on many of the high-profile stories involving gun violence. This columnist will be more careful about implying blame for unarmed victims of gun violence. Regardless of which side of the debate any of us may fall, the subject requires that we discuss solutions to predatory violence with a great deal of humility. Gun violence is a reality and many Americans are legally armed. We should all take an interest in how folks that go about armed in public are trained. After the Columbine tragedy, law enforcement began training officers in Active Shooter Protocol. The idea is to engage an active shooter and not wait for the SWAT team while precious seconds pass and lives are cut short. Let’s encourage a public discussion regarding whether there is any legitimate rationale not to encourage armed citizens — and especially school staff — to get specialized training that is similar to what police officers learn. Each second that goes Mark Knapp

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A letter to The Mirror demanded that the editor publish a response from another point of view before publishing the inevitable Firearms Lawyer column regarding the recent mass murder in Aurora, Colorado. Apparently this column could be expected to “blame the victims for not being armed.” One example the letter writer provided of such a “blame the victims first” article was one I wrote that praised “situational awareness” of the officer that shot Maurice Clemmons, the man who killed four Lakewood police officers while they were in a coffee shop using their laptops. I also suggested in another recent article that, despite the national media’s kudos for the Café Racer patron who threw a bar stool in a futile effort to stop another mass shooting in Seattle, a gun would have been much more effective. I had not intended on writing about the shootings in Aurora. It seemed unseemly, and no one really knows what would have happened if an armed citizen had engaged the Colorado shooter by shooting back from behind a theater seat. Aurora should make us sad, but also angry. The police chief that almost lost some of his officers in the booby-trapped apartment is irate. All of us should be. I was mistaken in my

[ ROEGNER from page 6] higher office since he was elected to the city council. He received a “good” rating from the Municipal League. Katrina Asay is finishing her first term and is seen by some as having the ability for higher office. She is opposed to gay marriage, is pro-life, believes marijuana should be a low emphasis crime, and supports charter schools. She believes education is a high priority and was appointed to the legislative committee on higher education. She received the only “outstanding” rating of all the candidates in the district. Asay will move on to the general election and will likely face Freeman. In other primary predictions (or best guesses): • Governor: Jay Inslee (D) vs. Rob McKenna (R) • Lt. Governor: Brad Owen (D) vs. Bill Finkbiner (R) • Secretary of State: Kathleen Drew (D) vs. Kim Wyman (R) • State Auditor: Craig Pridmore (D) vs. James Watkins (R). Watch this one. Troy Kelly has been making a move and could pass up Pridemore and make the general. • Attorney General: Bob Ferguson (D)

by could mean that the active shooter kills another person. One objection is that when the police come, they will not know who the armed citizen is because he will look just like an active shooter inside a church, school, mall or theater. “Active shooter” is the generic term that police and other professionals now use for people who start shooting other people in public places for no apparent reason. The fact that an officer might shoot an armed citizen accidentally could be a good reason for the armed citizen not to rush into an active shooter situation, especially with law enforcement on the scene. What if you are already in the building or a public place? Police train with simulated live-fire ammunition in realistic scenarios. Local firms now offer such training for police, military and armed citizens. Simulated gun training — like paintball — and familiarity with real firearms might be as important as having fire extinguishers available in our homes and businesses. I can already hear someone gasping. Some readers will propose to change the law to prohibit paintball and other simulated shooting scenarios. Others will take personal responsibility for protecting their families. Many will bemoan the brutal reality that we live in a violent world.

Federal Way resident Mark Knapp:

vs. Reagan Dunn (R) • Commissioner of Public Lands: Peter Goldmark (D) vs. Clint Didier (R) • Insurance Commissioner: Mike Kridler (D) vs. John Adams (R). • Congressional (new) District 10: Denny Heck (D) vs. Dick Muri (R) • Congressional District 9, Adam Smith (D) vs. Jim Postma (R) • Congressional District 8, Dave Reichert (R) vs. Karen Porterfield (D) • Congressional District 6, Derek Kilmer (D) vs. Bill Driscoll (R) • U.S. Senate: Maria Cantwell (D) vs. Michael Baumgartner(R) • 30th Legislative District, position 1: Tony Moore (R) vs. Roger Flygare (D). However, if either Thom Macfarlane (D) or Linda Kochmar (R) edge out Moore or Flygare, which could happen, this race will provide some extra twists in November. • King County Prop. 1: This capital levy for children and family services is a small enough tax that it should pass, but the political environment isn’t favorable. • South King Fire and Rescue levy: Seems likely to pass after two previous tries.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner, a former mayor from Auburn:

pink and handsome blue boxes, or cakes, we leave out a whole percentage point of babies born. “So?” you may say. “That’s such a small percentage. What’s the harm?” Consider that percentage is approximately the same number of folks in North America who are born Jewish, or with red hair, or with Down syndrome. Imagine the uproar if there were an increasing trend for parties that intentionally left out any of those people groups. And what about people who just don’t solidly fit or even want to fit into one pink or blue category? What about people who

August 3, 2012 [7] are more … purple? What is our obsession with insisting our biology determines our lot in life? Come on, people. Pink and blue is so last century. Why spend so much time and energy creating an unrealistic, stereotypical box for your child to fit into, even before birth? Celebrate the arrival of your child with family, friends and a rainbow of colors that are inclusive to all.

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[8] August 3, 2012

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State officials sounded off last week after U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo S. Martinez sided with The ongoing legal battle between the website and the state stems from Backpage’s refusal

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county voters have had the final word on the value of the AFIS program,” said Council Chair Larry Gossett. “With today’s unanimous vote, once again we turn to the residents of the County to decide to see if they want to maintain this service.” According to the county, the levy that will be sent to voters would establish a rate of 5.92 cents per $1,000 of assessed value for a six-year period, starting in 2013. If approved, it’s anticipated the levy would raise approximately $20 million a year for AFIS, and would come at a cost of approximately $20.72 a year for the

owner of a home with an assessed value of $350,000. The levy money would go toward maintenance and operations, with a part of it also being set aside in reserve funds for an eventual replacement of the AFIS lab, and, eventually, a system that would allow for remote fingerprint capture. The mobile fingerprint capture feature would allow officers in the field to perform AFIS searchings using a handheld wireless device. With this ability, it’s believed officers would be able to perform their jobs more quickly and efficiently. Learn more at

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[10] August 3, 2012

initiative for legal marijuana By STEVE HUNTER Kent Reporter

Seattle-based Sensible Washington announced Tuesday that it will try to get a statewide initiative in 2013 to ask voters to repeal adult marijuana prohibition in the state. Sensible Washington is the same group attempting to get an initiative in Kent to ask voters to make marijuana offenses the lowest priority enforcement by Kent Police. Similar to last year’s I-1149, and 2010’s I-1068, this initiative would repeal the civil and criminal penalties related to adult cannabis use and possession, according to a media release from Sensible Washington. It would remove cannabis from the state’s list of controlled substances, without altering legal penalties for minors and for those driving while under the influence. Sensible Washington is taking input from the community on any potential alterations to the initiative language. In November, voters in Washington State decide the fate of another marijuana measure, Initiative 502. Sensible Washington plans to continue forth whether or not it passes. “Initiative 502 has caused a massive rift in the cannabis reform community and we want to give people a viable alternative,” according to the Sensible Washington media release. “If I-502 fails in November, we want to assure the public that moving forward, there’s an option available in our state for legalizing cannabis. If I-502 does pass, cannabis would remain a Schedule I drug alongside heroin, which we’re not comfortable with and will work towards correcting.” Sensible Washington will have until July to collect signatures to put this on the November 2013 general ballot.

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CALENDAR Seussical The Musical: This production by Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservator is based on famous Dr. Seuss characters. The show runs Aug. 3-12 at the Thomas Jefferson High School Little Theatre, 4248 S. 288th St. Tickets are $10. Info: Browns Point Salmon Bake: Event marks 66th anniversary from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 at the Browns Point Improvement Club. The event is free and includes live music, entertainment, a beer garden and activities for kids. Salmon dinners cost $20 for adults, $12 for children and $17 for seniors. Email 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 Aug. 7. Visit Park Pals fundraiser: The nonprofit organization that works to improve French Lake Dog Park is hosting a fundraiser 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 with raffles and doggie items for sale, along with homemade jewelry. The dog park is on 1st Avenue South between South 320th and 312th streets. Visit Farmers market/charity 5K run: The Federal Way Farmers Market runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through October at The Commons Mall’s southwest corner parking lot near Sears. The market is hosting a Charity Health Run on Aug. 11. Free fitness conditioning available. Call (253) 261-8157. All Saints Lutheran Church: A yard sale runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the church, 27225 Military Road S. Items include tools, sports equipment, furniture, appliances, toys, clothing, etc. There will be a car wash for donations. Table rental is $20. The Mariners night school fundraiser is 5 p.m. Aug. 17 to benefit local schools. Tickets are $25. A bake sale and car wash run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at the church to benefit local schools. Info: (253) 852-4884. Habitat for Humanity: The Hardhats and Sandals fundraiser will run 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Weyerhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection. This fundraiser hosts three wineries for wine tasting, great food and a silent auction to support the revitalization of the Westway neighborhood through homeownership. Tickets are $30 or $20 without the wine tasting and are available at Summer social: St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary will hold its free annual summer social and invites women 18 years and up to hear about the opportunities for serving and giving back to our community. Event runs 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the hospital’s rose garden. RSVP to Kathy Schmidt: (253) 944-4129 or Summer Stock Theatre Festival: Centerstage will host the inaugural Summer Stock Theatre Festival from Aug. 16-26 in collaboration with Central Washington University. Featured shows are

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin and “All In The Timing” by David Ives. Learn more at Car show: The Federal Way Lions will host its 8th Annual Free Scholarship Car Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 at The Commons Mall parking lot near Sears. More than 100 classic vehicles will be on display. The public is invited to judge the People’s Choice Award and donate non-perishable food items for the local food bank. The Federal Way Kiwanis will provide breakfast in the morning and onion burgers in the afternoon. Contact Bob Darrigan at (253) 874-4282 or visit EarthCorps volunteer events: Help restore urban forests in Federal Way with volunteer events on Aug. 18, Aug. 25, Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and Nov. 10. Learn more at Twin Lakes Elementary BBQ: Kickball, water games, hotdogs, summer learning resources, community partner information tables with resources and more. Free event runs 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the school, at SW 320th Street and 47th Avenue SW. (253) 740-7577. Swim and tennis lessons: Marine Hills Swim and Tennis Club, 600 S. 302nd St., offers lessons for all ages and abilities. The club also welcomes veteran tennis instructor Kermit Escame. To learn more or register, contact manager@ or (253) 8394690. Visit Single seniors dine out: The third single senior monthly dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Black Bear Diner’s private back room. No RSVP necessary. For ages 55 and up. Contact: bbdineout@ or (253) 332-4126. Mar Cheri pool: Offered at the Mar Cheri Neighborhood pool through Aug. 30. Cost is $35-$41 for eight lessons in a two-week session. To register, email Class of 1972: Federal Way High School class of 1972 is holding a reunion Sept. 14-15. Call (253) 941-1034 or email melindar54@ or Pay It Forward Breakfast: This fundraising event benefits Reach Out Federal Way’s homeless shelters for men and women. The event runs 6:45 to 8:45 a.m. Sept. 25 at the Christian Faith Center. Visit Crazy Quilters of Federal Way: Group meets second and fourth Thursdays, starting with social hour at 6 p.m., at Emeritus Assisted Living, 31002 14th Ave. South, Federal Way. Call (253) 344-1767. Federal Way Alzheimer’s 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 (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 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 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays for Happy Hour and 8-10 p.m. Saturdays through September. See

Sand sculpting competition returns to Federal Way By Greg Allmain

Federal Way’s sand sculpting competition is back in 2012, with a new name and new location. Now known as The Northwest Sand Festival (NWSF), this event will bring some of the world’s premier sand sculpting artists to The Commons parking lot from Aug. 16 to Sept. 3. The festival runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and youth (ages 5 to 17), and free for children 4 and under. A festival pass for all 19 days of competition is $25. Special events, consisting of live

music, food and beer gardens will be held throughout the event, with most of those special events taking place Thursday through Sunday. Also available to festival-goers throughout the event will be a giant sandbox for children to play in, daily sand sculpting lessons from the artists themselves and Quick Sand, a timed competition among the sculptors that will take place during afternoons. Another activity that will run the breadth of the competition is Flying Colors, where master sculptor and painter John Gowdy spins a large canvas and throws paint at the canvas as it spins. Finally, the opportunity for festival-goers to have personalized pictures with some of the sand sculptures will be available. The NWSF is sponsored by King County 4Culture, Woodstone Credit Union, Summers Chiropractic, Best Western, The Federal Way Mirror, Cafe Pacific Catering, and Sand

Quick Sand is a popular timed competition at the sand sculpting championships, which start Aug. 16 in Federal Way. FILE PHOTO Events LLC. The City of Federal Way is also a prime sponsor of the event, and contributed $23,000 to the event from the city’s lodging tax fund. For more information, visit www. Check the site for discount days, including free admission on opening day.

...obituaries For more information on placing an obit, please call Mary Lou at 253-925-5565 Jeanne M. Hitchcock Jeanne M. Hitchcock, 68, of Milton, WA passed away on July 27, 2012. Jeanne was born on February 12, 1944 to Bill and Jeanne Martin. She is survived by her husband Bob, parents Bill & Jeanne Martin, sons Mark (Debi) and Scott (Sarah) Hitchcock, daughter Ruth (Joel) Johnson, granddaughters Emilee, Veronica and Ava, seven great grandchildren by marriage, sister Sue Drake, brothers Bill, Mike, Steve, Pat and Jim Martin. Jeanne was a registered nurse at Group Health Federal Way for 32 years. A memorial mass will be held 7PM Thursday August 9, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Federal Way. Memorial contributions in her name are suggested to Franciscan Hospice or the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Please visit for more details and to sign the online register.

Maurice (Mike) Howard Evans Jr.

Born in Los Angeles, California on 10/15/1941; son of Maurice (deceased) and Delma Evans, brother to JoEllen Evans (Jody). Mike died Monday July 23, 2012 after a long battle with heart and kidney issues. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. Mike was preceded in death by his daughter, Terry. He was survived by his wife Christine, 4 children and their spouses: Christopher & Debbie Evans, Paul & Karen Evans, Tina & Paul Parson, and Tracy & Bill Bodemer. 13 grandchildren, 11 nieces and nephews, and countless family and friends. A long time employee of the Port of Seattle and South Seattle Community College, Mike was an avid outdoorsman, fun-loving and always there for his family. Services will be held Saturday, August 4th at the LDS Church where he was a long time member. •


• Neil T. B. Helgeland • April 22, 1924 - June 28, 2012

Neil grew up in rural Wisconsin. Most of his career was spent in Washington as a teacher, principal, and administrator. He was a man of high moral character who was passionate about educating children in a nurturing environment like that provided by the interaction between the one room school, the parents, and the community. Dedicated to his family, he provided many camping and canoeing trips and a gathering place at his lake home for his family and extended family. He is survived by Miriam, his wife of 62 years, his daughters, Jeri Helgeland (Tom Arrington), Bobbie Taylor, Tahla Bowen (Craig), Dena Baldwin, son Torger, and seven grandchildren. Memorial Service Thurs, Aug. 9 at 2pm at the Star Lake Improvement Club, 3212 S. 272nd St., Kent. Memorials to your favorite organization.

Helen Fulcer

A longtime resident of Federal Way, WA, Helen June Fulcer died July 27th, 2012 of natural causes. She entered the loving arms of Jesus surrounded by her loving husband of 51 years and many family members. She was born June 12, 1932 in Dadeville, MO to Dean and Clora Smith. Helen was very active in her community working in PTA, Boy Scouts, Brownies, and Girl Scouts, as well as being active with the Mothers of Twins Club and Marriage Encounter. Helen is survived by her husband, Dean Fulcer Jr., her sons Dean III and Darren and daughter Kathy; and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Patty in 1994 and brothers Archie and Eddie. Services will be held on August 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM (viewing begins at 10:00 AM) at Christ’s Church located at 941 S Dash Point Road in Federal Way. Guest book and additional details and photos online at In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s foundation at

[12] August 3, 2012

Rosebud theatre presents ‘Seussical the Musical’ By Kathleen Brown Special to The Mirror

Always striving to bring the fine arts to Federal Way, Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory is gearing up to open its third summer youth series. The shows started this past weekend with “OZ!” which opened on July 27, and will wrap up with the

hilarious “Seussical the Musical,” running two weekends, Aug. 3-12. Holly Rose, the program’s founder and artistic director, made her living doing theatre in Chicago, New York and Seattle before settling in Federal Way to share her passion and training with kids. Rose spent six years running the Summer Youth

Musical Theatre Program at Knutzen Family Theatre before branching out with the support of parents in the community to form Rosebud CTC as a nonprofit organization. Michele Thompson, whose three kids have each spent time under Rose’s direction, calls it a “community that they can return to every summer.” Thompson

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registration and quality. She says that their “long-term vision includes theatrical classes for kids and adults as well as year-round community theatre productions.” Starting in September, Rosebud will be offering musical theatre dance for ages 13 and up on Friday nights at the 9th Avenue School of Dance in Federal Way. Rosebud performs in Thomas Jefferson High School’s Little Theatre, 4248 S. 288th St. Rosebud is always accepting donations to help the program grow — and ensure that local youth always have a place to sing, dance and perform. Tickets for “Seussical the Musical” are $10 each. Visit www.

Through Marianne, patients are connected to the full resources of MultiCare, from state-of-the-art hospital facilities to the expertise of literally hundreds of health care professionals. From primary care to critical care to specialty care, MultiCare helps keep you better connected. To make an appointment with Marianne, please call the MultiCare Women’s Center Northshore at 253.459.7699 (Pierce County) or 253.372.7130 (King County).

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Backpacks for students in Federal Way Communities In Schools of Federal Way and Groupon Grassroots (grassroots., the philanthropic arm of Groupon, announced the launch of a local campaign to purchase backpacks and school supplies for low-income students in Federal Way. The Backpack for Students campaign will be available on the Federal Way Groupon Grassroots page through Aug. 7. Groupon subscribers can pledge support for the Backpacks for Students initiative in increments of $10 with each $50 providing a backpack full of school supplies and other necessities to a student in Federal Way Public Schools. Communities In Schools is the only dropout prevention organization proven to increase the graduation rate for at-risk students. Visit to learn more about CIS.

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Cabins: Come visit the newly restored historic David T. Denny Cabin and the John Barker Cabin at West Hylebos Wetlands Park, 411 S. 348th St. Cabins will be open noon to

4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. (253) 945-7842. World Vision tours: World Vision’s interactive center takes visitors of all ages on a self-guided journey through World Vision’s rich history of child sponsorship, advocacy,

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Special Olympics fundraising dinner Aug. 17 The Equinox Business Law Group is hosting a fundraiser that will benefit Special Olympic athletes from the Federal Way Public Schools. The event will held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Tam-O-Shanter Golf Club in Bellevue on Aug. 17. The evening will include wine tasting, dinner and a silent auction. The club is located at 1313 183rd Ave NE, Bellevue, 98008. There will be kids and coaches from Federal Way at the event to accept the donations. Sponsorship opportunities for businesses begin at $350, which gets you two tickets and a logo at the sponsored table. A $450 donation includes five seats, an $850 donation gets a business 10 seats and a $2,500 donation gets 10 seats, along with a logo at every table, recognition on the Equinox website, verbal recognition at the event, along with a logo at the sponsored table and recognition on the event brochure. A $5,000 donation also gets 10 seats, along with a five-minute presentation at the event. Individual tickets are $100 each. For additional information, register to attend or to donate to the silent auction, contact Dawn Nelson at dawn@ or call (425) 250-0250.

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FUSION’s Moulin Rouge arts festival raises thousands for the homeless Mirror staff reports

Friends United to Shelter the Indigent, Oppressed and Needy (FUSION) held a Moulin Rouge theme art soiree Aug. 1 at the Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way. Capturing the fun and romance of turn-of-thecentury Paris, the event featured an art walk, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and raffle for a seven-day ocean cruise for two. Catered appetizers, wine, beer and espresso were served. Proceeds benefit FUSION’s transitional housing program. The goal this year was to raise $125,000. FUSION operates 16 transitional homes in Federal Way and Northeast Ta-

coma, and about 80 percent of clients successfully move on to permanent housing. This marks the 19th year for the summer arts festival fundraiser. To learn more, visit To see more event photos, visit

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Tips for beating your addiction to nicotine

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Tobacco use is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and various other cancers. Using tobacco is more than a simple habit. It’s an addiction to nicotine, one of 4,000 deadly chemicals in tobacco. Breaking away from the addiction is a difficult task, but your good health is worth the work it takes to quit. Changing your behaviors that support the addiction will help in the struggle. • Be aware of the triggers: Determine what times of the day and night you find yourself using tobacco. Keep a diary that pinpoints the “trigger” times. Once you can recognize the triggers, try substituting alternative behaviors. • Look for and accept support: Tell the people in your life that you want to quit. Set a quit date and ask them to support you in your decision. You will be on edge at first and their understanding of your irritability is important. Make a pact to quit tobacco with a friend. Call a friend or colleague who has already quit for support during the rough moments. • Attend Freedom from Tobacco support group meetings: These are held at Franciscan Health System’s St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way on Thursdays from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call (253) 223-7538. • When the urge hits: The urge to use tobacco will eventually pass whether or not you light up. When you feel the urge coming on, take three deep breaths, brush your teeth, walk around the block, or drink some water. As time goes on, the urge to smoke will become less intense and easier to manage. • Rid your body of nicotine: Drinking plenty of water will help flush tobacco chemicals out of your system. Eating healthy, well-balanced meals will help your body get rid of toxins. Exercise is an excellent way to curb cravings for nicotine. Try a brisk walk 15 minutes a day. • Keep your hands busy: Find substitutes for the hand movements of using tobacco. Start a hobby that involves your hands, such as sewing, woodworking, painting or drawing.

Dentist office re-opens after crash Marine Hills Dentistry, 1500 S. Dash Point Road, reopened July 26. The office was damaged in March after a car crashed through it at a high rate of speed. COURTESY PHOTO

AAA Washington evaluates every AAA Approved Auto Repair facility in Washington and northern Idaho to measure quality of repair work, customer service and overall shop cleanliness. Sparks Car Care, 32627 Pacific Highway S. in Federal Way, was recognized as a AAA Top Shop. Facilities that earn honors as a AAA Top Shop typically have received customer satisfaction rates close to 100 percent during the last calendar year. Pictured are Sparks owner Merle Pfeifer and service advisor Teri Smith. Learn more at (253) 874-1070. ANDY HOBBS, The Mirror

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Federal Way teen swimmer is Olympic dreaming Thomas Anderson, 14, sets national record in a relay, wins nine golds at recent PNS junior championships By CASEY OLSON

Good things happen when you work hard at something. Just ask Federal Way teenager Thomas Anderson. The 14-year-old has logged hours and hours inside the swimming pool at the King County Aquatic Center and it’s paying off big time. All the hard work has led to Anderson becoming one of the premier junior swimmers in the United States. “If you really want it, you need to go after it,” Anderson said. “Give it Thomas Anderson your best shot.” Anderson definitely went after it at the recent Pacific Northwest Swimming (PNS) Long Course Championships at the Aquatic Center. During the meet, which was attended by approximately 1,000 swimmers from around Washington, Anderson won six individual race titles and three relay championships. Included in those wins were three PNS 14-under records and five swims that were among the seven best times in the United States. Anderson won the 50-meter freestyle (24.79), 200 breaststroke

Thomas Anderson won nine gold medals at the recent Pacific Northwest Swimming Long Course Championships at the King County Aquatic Center for his club team, King Aquatics. He also helped a relay team set a national record. Jennifer Vertetis, For the Mirror (2:26.18), 100 backstroke (59.25), 100 breaststroke (1:08.74), 200 free (1:59.50), 400 free relay (3:46.03) and 400 medley relay (4:08.02). But the most impressive of those wins came in the 200 medley relay. Anderson’s King Aquatic team set a national age-group record with a time of 1:52.78. Anderson swam the leadoff backstroke leg and was followed by Mitch Hovis, Koppi Kolyvek and Zach Johnson. The old record was set by the Irvine (Calif.) Aquazot in 2008. Individually, the 100 back is Anderson’s best


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event. His time last week was the third best in the country and qualified him to swim at the 2012 Speedo Junior Nationals, which will run Aug. 1317 in Indianapolis. He will also swim the 50 free, 200 breaststroke and the relays at the meet. “I’ve always thought that would be a great experience,” Anderson said. “I’m just going to keep a positive attitude.” Attending the national-level meet is just the first step in Anderson’s goal-setting strategy that goes [ more swimmer page 18 ]

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Yohane Griffin’s long journey to Federal Way will take a little detour to Hershey, Penn. this weekend. The 12-year-old Lakota Middle School student earned the all-expense paid trip to the 2012 Hershey’s Track and Field National Championships earlier this summer after claiming Washington state championships. The North American Final Meet will take place Aug. 4. Griffin, who will be a seventh-grader at Lakota in the fall, will be competing in the 200-meter dash in the 11- and 12-year-old division at the national meet. In total, seven kids from [ more hershey page 19 ]

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Pattison’s Team Extreme racks up national medals By CASEY OLSON

Federal Way’s Pattison’s West has long held a special spot in the world of inline speed skating. Year in and year out, the skating center has produced some of the best talent in the United States, including Winter Olympians Apolo Ohno and J.R. Celski. Pattison’s Team Extreme elite speed skating squad turned in another impressive performance at the 2012 Indoor National Speed Skating Championships in Lincoln, Neb. The championships were held July 14-21 and Pattison’s Team Extreme racked up multiple national titles during their week in Nebraska. The most impressive of those championships may have come from the relay team of Brandon Hall, Miguel Jose, Jeremy Anderson and Zach Sagiao. The foursome won the Senior 4-Man 4,000-meter relay title and broke the national record by more than two seconds. The team is currently in Colorado Springs, Colo. preparing for this weekend’s USA Roller Sports 2012 Outdoor National Inline Speed Skating Championships. Hall, a 19-year-old Federal Way resident, is participating in nine different races with the goal of making the USA World Team, which will compete in Rome in September. Two years ago, Hall competed at the World Championships in South America and won

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County Council says yes to arena plan, Seattle to wait The gold-medal winning Senior 4-Man Relay team of, from left to right, Brandon Hall, Miguel Jose, Jeremy Anderson and Zach Sagiao. a silver medal in a relay. Here is how other Pattison’s Team Extreme skaters did at the 2012 Indoor National Speed Skating Championships in Nebraska: • Hall finished with a silver medal in the World Class Men’s 500 meters. • Chase Anderson won the 400-meter race in the Primary Girls category. • Catherine Ream won the Esquire Ladies category with two first-place finishes in the 700- and 1,000-meter races and a second-place in the 500. • Jeremy Anderson also swept all three races in the Masters Men division. Anderson won the 500-, 1,000 and 1,500-meter races. • Jordan Hafensher won the 3,000-meter race in the Senior Men’s category. • Nicholas Dominski and Stephen Hohagen dominated the Junior Men division by sweeping all three races. Dominski won the 500- and 1,000-meter

races and Hohagen won the 2,000 meters and was second in the 500. • Shianna Moses swept all three races in the Freshman Girls division. Moses was first in the 300-, 500and 1,000-meter races. • Allison Pfander won a pair of races in the Elementary Girls division in the 500- and 700-meter races and was disqualified in the 300 meters. • Brennen Solomon won the 300 meters and finished second in the Elementary Boys division. • Zach Sagiao finished on top of the Sophomore Men’s division with a consistent performance in Lincoln. Sagiao won the 1,000 meters and finished third in both the 500- and 1,500-meter races. • Allison Pfander and William Poulsen won the Elementary 2-Mixed Relay race for Pattison’s. Poulsen also teamed with Christian Poulsen, Anton Zaytsev [ more skating page 18 ]


New $490 million basketball facility could bring the Seattle SuperSonics and a possible NHL team to town By CASEY OLSON

The new arena that could bring the Seattle SuperSonics back to town jumped over one hurdle Monday afternoon. The Metropolitan King County Council gave its approval to an amended memorandum of understanding (MOU) and interlocal agreement (ILA) that will govern the county’s role in a proposed arena in Seattle’s SODO district. The vote is the first step in the possible

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[ swimmer from page 16] along with the extremely individual sport of swimming. Anderson’s long-term goals are pretty simple. By the time he’s 16, he wants to make a final at the Junior Nationals, meaning topeight. And at 18, Anderson wants to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, competing at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. “That’s a realistic goal, but it’s not going to be easy,” Anderson said. “There are so many people in the U.S. that swim that it’s going to be hard. But it’s a good goal to set. All swimmers who are serious about it, want to go to the Olympics.” Anderson is definitely putting in the hours in the swimming pool to accomplish those lofty goals. Anderson started swimming competitively at the age of 11 and now is in the pool seven days a week for three to four hours every day. He has been with the vaunted King Aquatic Club since he was 12 and swims between between a mile and a half and three miles every practice. “I have had some great resources,” Anderson said. “King has just worked for me.” But even the hardest worker in the pool isn’t guaranteed a spot in the Olympics. There are some genetics involved with becoming one of the top swimmers in the United States. Gold medalists like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Nathan Adrian are all over 6-foot-2 with huge feet and hands. At 14, Anderson is already 5-foot11 with size 14 feet. “Big and flat feet are good

for swimmers for some reason,” Anderson said. “And I have both.” “I would love for someone to pay his shoe bill,” said his mother, Dana, with a laugh. “His feet are huge and they are only going to get bigger.” Anderson will be a ninthgrader in the fall and will attend Federal Way High School part time, while being home schooled by his mother to accommodate his hectic swim schedule. But he is planning on swimming as a freshman for the Eagles. Anderson has also starred for years on the Marine Hills summer swim team and holds multiple club records. He started swimming for the Marlins as a 9-year-old. His mom also was a record-holder for Marine Hills before swimming at Federal Way. “There was a rule that I couldn’t go in a boat or too deep in the water if I didn’t’ know how to swim,” Anderson said. “That’s why I got started.” Anderson also helped Marine Hills win the Seattle Summer Swim League AllCity title last year for the first time in the program’s history. Marine Hills will attempt for back-to-back All-City titles starting Tuesday at Arbor Heights. “(Marine Hills) gives you a little break from the year-round swimming,” Anderson said. “It’s a little more fun.” But, for now, Anderson is just going to keep working hard in the pool with the goal at swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.

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Pattison’s Team Extreme. • Walter Langley and Robert Workman won the Masters 2-Man Relay and Marcy Roberts and Pamela Muxlow won the Masters 2-Lady Relay. Muxlow also teamed with Tom Muxlow to win the Masters 2-Mixed Relay title. • William Poulsen won the Novice Elementary Boys division by sweeping the 300-, 500- and 700-meter races while in Nebraska.

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special about the Olympic Games. The national pride, the hard work it took to even qualify and the stories about the athletes’ journeys to London are amazing to me. Take South African 400-meter runner Oscar Pistorius, for example. Pistorius is set to become the first amputee to compete on the track at the Olympics. Pistorius will make his historic debut in London on Saturday in the 400 preliminary heats at the Olympic Stadium. He will also be on the South African 4x400 relay team after surviving a ban by the track and field commission, a court case that cleared him to run on his specially-made, carbonfiber blades and a yearlong qualifying battle to make the South African Olympic team. On the flip side, it was also awesome to witness eight female badminton


The Olympics are an amazing spectacle, and I can’t take my eyes off of the TV. As a huge sports fan, the Summer Olympic Games are the definition of what sports can be. It’s competition at its highest level. How can you get more dramatic than competing for your country in an worldwide event that happens once every four years? You can’t. In all honesty, I could really could care less about Olympic sports like swimming, diving, team handball, water polo and the rest of them. If you offered me $1 million to name one of the girls on the United States’ gold-medal winning gymnastics team, I couldn’t do it. All I know is they are tiny and would get carded trying to see a PG-13 movie. But I couldn’t wait to go home and watch them perform. There’s something

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to watch a movie once a week. That usually only can happen if we “bribe” them with extra-buttered popcorn, ice cream and a 66-ounce pop. But they can’t wait to turn on the Olympics. I guess I was the same way when I was a kid. The first time I remember watching the Olympics came in 1984 when the Summer Games were held in Los Angeles. And there are basically two reasons for that. The first was because my parents brought their 13-inch, black and white television to their lake property near Olympia so we could watch Olympics during our vacation. The second, and more substantial, memory of the 1984 games centers around McDonald’s. The fast-food franchise ran a promotion entitled “When the U.S. Wins, You Win” where customers scratched off a ticket with the name of an Olympic event on it, and




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Wins, You Win” promotion was later parodied in a The Simpsons episode, where Krusty Burger ran a similar offer. The promotion was intended to be rigged so that prizes would only be offered in events dominated by the USSR, but a boycott causes Krusty to personally lose $44 million. To which Krusty vehemently promises “to spit in every 15th burger.” It’s kind of crazy the memories that you associate with a certain time in your life. So, thank you McDonald’s for developing my passion for watching the Olympics.

[ Hershey from page 16 ] Washington will be attending the national meet in Hershey. The 9 to 14 year olds qualified with performances at the Hershey State Track Meet, which was held at Mount Tahoma Stadium in Tacoma on June 30. To qualify for the national meet, Washington athletes had to have the top time or distance in the entire region, not just the state. Washington’s region also includes Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia and Alberta. “I came back from track practice and my mom told me,” Griffin said. “I was excited. I’m going to try my best. That’s all.” Griffin was dominant at the state meet in Tacoma. Along with the title in the 200 in a time of 26.89, he also won the 12-under championship in the 100-meter dash (13.18). Griffin will have a bigtime rooting section when he takes to the track at the national meet. His mother, Paula, and his three brothers, Yona (19), Moses (17) and Joseph (14) are making the trek to Hershey, along with 18 other family members from the East Coast. “We are excited,” Paula Griffin said. “Like it’s the Olympics.” “It’s going to be exciting,” Griffin said. “They are going to have a good time there.” Griffin and his three brothers came to America from the small African country of Malawi. The landlocked country is in southeast Africa and is among the world’s leastdeveloped in the world. “It’s very different from here,” Griffin said. “It’s hard to explain.”

Griffin will will be treated to several amenities while in Hershey, including a tour of the chocolate factory, sleeping in college dormitory rooms and other games and activities during their four-day trip. But Griffin is most excited for the planned excursion to HersheyPark. The theme park features 12 roller coasters and over 65 other rides, including a water park. “That’s what I’m looking forward to, going to the theme park,” Griffin said. “I like that.” Griffin is a lot more than just a fast runner. The Lakota student is also a member of the Junior National Honor Society and won scholastic awards in math and a Presidential Gold Academic Award. Griffin also won the Presidential Fitness Award and plays on the Federal Way Football Club’s U-13 select soccer team. Now entering its 35th year, Hershey’s Track & Field Games is the largest youth sports program of its kind in North America. It is designed to encourage physical fitness and sportsmanship for youth of all skill levels. More than 10 million youth athletes have participated in the Hershey’s Track & Field Games over the program’s previous 33 years – all at no cost of entry. “The Hershey Company is more committed than ever to promoting physical activity and sportsmanship among young people,” said Jim George, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, The Hershey Company, and Hershey’s Track & Field Games Chairman of the Board.

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Briefs: Blast Off tournament kicks off this weekend in FW By CASEY OLSON

For the next two weekends, hundreds of youth soccer players will be converging on Federal Way for one of the biggest tournaments in the Puget Sound area. The Federal Way Football Club will play host to 80 girls soccer teams starting Friday and a total of 82 boys soccer teams will call the city home Aug. 10-12 for the annual 2012 Blast Off Tournaments. In total, the tournament will include teams from all around Washington. The two separate girls and boys tournaments will

be played at four locations around Federal Way, including Sacajawea and Saghalie middle schools, Celebration Park and Karl Grosch Field. This year’s Blast Off will include teams from all over the Pacific Northwest in the under-10 through U-19 age brackets. Championship games during this weekend’s girls Blast Off will be played on Sunday at Celebration Park and Saghalie Middle School. One big reason for the Blast Off tournaments’ popularity is the way the teams are placed into skill-level brackets. The Federal Way Football Club uses four- to six-team sub-groups at each

age bracket, in an attempt to have teams of similar abilities compete against each other. There are basically 21 different bracketed tournaments going on during the girls’ weekend at the Blast Off Friday through Sunday. The two Blast Off tournaments are used as the main fundraiser for the Federal Way Football Club. Tournament directors Perry and Sharon Woodford have been running Blast Off for well over a decade. The tournaments bring in tens of thousands of dollars. • Children at MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma

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received a surprise visit Tuesday, July 31 from Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (fresh off a Mariners rookie record 13-strikeout performance the previous night), and the Mariner Moose. “I’m speechless right now,” said 13-year-old Divante Scott of Federal Way, as he sat up in his hospital bed to receive an autographed baseball from Montero and Iwakuma. The players greeted children and their parents, posed for pictures, and handed out baseballs, sports bags, Mariner Moose toys and “Get Well” photo cards. As Montero and Iwakuma left Divante’s room to visit another patient, the teen shouted some words of encouragement. “Keep the streak going!”

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announced in May, outlining King County’s role in the proposed arena project. The adopted MOU caps the County’s financial contribution at $80 million if the facility is home to both an NBA and NHL franchise. If only an NBA franchise is located in the arena, the County’s financial contribution tops out at $5 million. Monday’s vote came after County councilmembers heard over two hours of testimony from more than 60 speakers voicing their support and opposition to the plan. This was the second Council meeting in which the public had the opportunity to testify. On July 19, the County Council joined the Seattle City Council for a special joint meeting to hear public comment on the proposed arena. “It is time to get started. This does not presuppose the final outcome, nor other mid-step votes but this is a great opening salvo,” said

Divante Scott, 13, got a visit from Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, left, catcher Jesus Montero and the Mariner Moose on July 31 at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma. courtesy OF COLE COSGROVE he said with a smile. At the time of the visit, the Mariners had won their past five games. The stop at MultiCare

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital was part of the 2012 Mariners Get Well Tour, presented by Holland [ more briefs page 26 ]

Council Vice Chair Jane Hague. The King County Council is the first legislative body to act on the arena proposal. The Seattle City Council must also adopt the MOU and ILA for the project to proceed. Seattle failed to vote on the arena proposal at its meeting Monday. Instead, they drafted a letter to Hansen saying the city must get a share of the projected arena tax revenue as well as additional financial guarantees before it can agree to build a new arena in Sodo. The council’s letter to Hansen said the current proposal, which would direct 100 percent of tax revenues generated by the new arena to pay off public bonds, does not “represent an appropriate balance of public and private benefits.” The letter notes that, with a share of the tax revenue, the city could leverage more transportation funding from the state and federal governments to build

improvements that the city already has identified to protect freight corridors and ease congestion in Sodo. “In order to move forward, we will need to arrive at a more equitable arrangement,” it says and also states that the council “appreciate your willingness to significantly invest in our city and, like you, we look forward to the return of the SuperSonics.” At a news conference Monday, Seattle council members said they were confident that a compromise would be struck with Hansen in the near future. “We’re saying we want to get to yes. I think we can work out these details,” said Councilmember Tim Burgess. The letter concludes, “If these issues can be resolved, we are prepared to quickly move forward a legislative package that is more financially balanced and strengthens protections for the City and its residents.”

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Gov. candidates Why the wedding ring matters turn to primetime easier to toss in the towel and break up without the ring and the commitment Last week, I commented of marriage. to a coworker that his lunch I told Troy that the smelled good. I asked him commitment he made what he was warming up in to her when they got the microwave. married means more He broke into a to Angela than mile-wide grin and GUEST he can imagine. said, “Would you Most women want believe my wife commitment and has made me lunch security, and when every day?” they don’t have those, Knowing he was a they are unsettled. newlywed, I laughed and Troy listened intently as I congratulated him, and told described what Angela was him that was great to hear. feeling and he soaked it up Troy and Angela (not like a sponge. their real names) got marI explained that they ried on Easter Sunday of could no longer “tap out” this year. They have been when things got tough and a couple for the past seven that the commitment they years and have been cohabi- now shared was not only tating for the past six, and binding legally, but also in just got married within the the sight of God and their past two months. witnesses. They had friends I asked Troy what else and family to hold them achas changed in the few countable to one another. months since his wedCommitment will get you ding and he said, “Almost through when the storms everything. It’s really weird. of life are pounding away at Things are calmer around your anchor. Commitment the house, we’re not on edge will allow you to stand firm, and everything is going rewithout wavering in your ally, really well.” convictions. I asked Troy if anything Without having a else significant has happened between them, other than changing her last name. He laughed and said no, that was all. He said he can’t really understand the difference, but he likes it. I knew what the difference-maker was. I told him the ring really does matter, and more than that, it’s the commitment. Even though they lived together for the past six years and built a relationship, they always had “an out.” As long as they were only living together and not married, they didn’t have the same level of commitment that they now share. When things get tough — and things get tough in every relationship — it’s By JASON COLEMAN

Federal Way resident

his children and jogging alongside his wife send a message of a strong leader — or did it remind you of corny classroom skit? The Stranger, a tabloid known for its hatred of anything Republican, astutely observed McKenna “dweebing it up in the suburbs.” If McKenna’s ad tried to connect with everyday people, then the ad tried too hard in the wrong direction. If the campaign wanted to portray McKenna as an admirable family man, a simple smiling group photo would have covered that base. For a prime example, see McKenna’s other ad, titled “Job creation,” in which the presumed front-runner looks more like a presumed front-runner. The 2012 political zeitgeist focuses on what a candidate isn’t, rather than what a candidate is. Candidates are desperate to show they are normal people with special achievements. The everyday voter loathes public figures with privileged backgrounds, forcing candidates to downplay the traits that set them apart. Above all else, the average voter wants a candidate who’s genuine and strong. That impression will dominate primetime TV in the coming weeks — an impression of leadership that’s packaged and sold, 30 seconds at a time. Andy Hobbs


In November, Washingtonians may elect their first Republican governor since John Spellman back in 1981. The race between Rob McKenna, a Republican, and Jay Inslee, a Democrat, could be a squeaker in a state that prefers more liberal governors. As the Attorney General, McKenna is blessed with a job that keeps his name in the public eye. Inslee has faced an uphill climb since dropping out of Congress last spring to focus his candidacy. McKenna has the edge in name familiarity, especially in must-win King County. However, Inslee may have scored his first major “victory” over McKenna with a TV commercial. The question is whether Inslee’s ad was that good, or McKenna’s ad was that bad. In 30 seconds, Inslee’s ad “Get to work” portrays the former Congressman as a handsome and principled leader with modest roots, a wholesome family and a love for public service. In contrast, McKenna’s ad titled “Family” goes the campy Brady Bunch route. The criticism of McKenna’s corny commercial is directed less about what was said, and more about what could have been said. In the ad, did voters meet an intelligent Attorney General with a history of high-profile actions performed on the public’s behalf? Did the image of McKenna bantering with

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predetermined resolve that you will stick by your spouse when life gets tough, thoughts of doubt and despair may creep in and take hold in your heart. The ring is a reminder of that commitment. It is no secret or surprise that bad things happen in life. Sickness, job loss, disappointment, financial setbacks and countless other challenges appear in our path. Challenges and problems cannot be avoided and oftentimes cannot be controlled, much less result in a preferred outcome. What you can control, however, when you face these trials and tribulations, is your response to them. How will you handle these setbacks? Who will you turn to for comfort, and who will you turn to for solutions? Will you play the blame game and try to find fault in others? Or will you accept the fact that bad things do happen to good people, then work together to find a way out of the mess you are in? The answer lies in your resolve and commitment to

each other. It is easy to fall victim to your circumstances and to find fault in your spouse for your current or ongoing problems. Resolve and total commitment to each other is paramount in determining the success in your relationship. We encourage couples to commit to love their spouse, regardless of the circumstances that come their way, and to learn from every setback and failure. I applaud Troy and Angela for taking the bold step at this point in their relationship and making the commitment of marriage. He has clearly witnessed a positive change in the atmosphere at home and in the way he and Angela communicate. To top it all off, now he gets home cooked leftovers for lunch every day. Life is good! Way to go, Troy.

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fire department. Please understand that I am not against fire departments. I am against inappropriate use of equipment, inappropriate use of my taxpayer dollars, waste and resistance to change. I remind you all that this is an incredible opportunity to create a new model that would set national (as well as international) standards for emergency services. Several substantial, yet very reasonable changes could fill most of the budget shortfall without raising $3.5 million in new taxes (financials are derived with rudimentary mathematics and the fire departments own financials). The importance of change is validated when you consider that the average response costs taxpayers nearly $1,500 (a $22.2 million budget divided by 15,000 calls — a simplified calculation). Significantly (and predictably), a minimum of 50 percent of all calls were for basic life support. With proper screening by 911 operators, these calls could be responded to by a medical team staffing an appropriately stocked SUV or aid unit (or two, if more staff is needed) staffed with two people instead of a $500,000 fire or ladder truck with three or more firefighters. If a fire happens, the EMS workers staffing the aid unit could meet the fire truck on the scene. Such a change would potentially save $50,000 annually in fuel and $800,000 of personnel costs. Given that 80 percent of the calls fall between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. (the length of two 8-hour shifts), SKFR should adopt staffing models similar to hospitals that staff according to demand (gone are the need for EMS workers to work a 24 hour shift — why staff so heavily on night shift when demand is lower?). Even a 2 percent reduction in personnel costs would save taxpayers $400,000 annually. Next, consider dispatching private ambulance services to medical calls that are dispatched as non-urgent. These private ambulance services can also provide backup on more urgent calls (a current practice) and be ready to transport patients to the hospital quickly, freeing up the EMS workers for their next call. This change could save taxpayers up to $800,000 annually. Another option (which will certainly generate comment) is to charge those who use the service. A token $50 per response charge would generate more than $500,000 annually. Such a charge could be waived at SKFR’s discretion (e.g. for financially destitute individuals or for those who are transported to the hospital). This would potentially reduce the hundreds of false alarms (6 percent of calls) and non-emergency responses (6 percent-plus) each month. If SKFR could cut these calls in half, it would save $672,000 annually. Finally, provide financial incentives to employees who find more cost effective methods of providing service. The men and women on the front lines are best suited to identify areas of improvement. A 5 percent improvement in efficiency could save taxpayers at least $1 million annually. Combined, all of these changes could save taxpayers an estimated $3.6 million annually. SKFR does have a budget problem, but it’s a problem that won’t be fixed with more revenue. It’s time for our community to demand appropriate response to what is now a crisis. We cannot continue to fund a fire department out of a nostalgia-based “hero as firefighter” motif. I’ve heard it said that if nothing changes, nothing changes. I’ve also heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Again, I plead with our fire SKFR leaders — be a true “hero” and contemplate change. Consider the possibilities and opportunities for taking this solution to a national audience. My solutions may be deemed radical by some, but I am at least searching for solutions. The only solution that the SKFR seems to offers repeatedly (whenever money is needed) is

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This is my home. Let’s get that out of the way first. I was born in Washington and have lived in Federal Way my entire life. I remember The Commons when it was called The Sea-Tac Mall. I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2006 and am currently attending Highline Community College, studying journalism. This affords me a rare opportunity. I came from these streets and am qualified to tell you what happens on them. On July 21, I attended the candidate forum hosted by The Mirror and the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce. I went looking to learn something, and instead got to enjoy a fascinating show. I saw a conspiracy theorist attempt to convince a room of people to impeach Obama. I saw an immigrant struggle through a language barrier and stand up for his beliefs. I saw an outdated conservative and a Democratic powerhouse. As a young voter, it is my responsibility to be informed about ballot issues and candidates. As an aspiring journalist, it is my responsibility to tell you the truth. And the truth is, I don’t see how Congressman Adam Smith will lose the election later this year. During the forum, Smith addressed his credentials, legitimacy, knowledge

and platform. From my perspective, all his opposition could offer was radical ideas, endearing party loyalty and outdated conservative conjecture. Dave Christie was focused on financial reform and presidential impeachment, while seemingly conforming with his fellow candidates on most social issues. John Orlinski completely understood the social issues this country faces — coming from a background of social work and involvement with refugees. But he is horribly outmatched when it comes to experience and political understanding. Jim Postma, who failed against Adam Smith in 2008, recited the same tired Republican rhetoric: Tax cuts for the private sector will balance out the unequal social structure, the Obama administration is crippling American business, and privatizing Social Security will eventually triple the benefits retirees receive. Tom Cramer wasn’t present for the forum. Cramer is a Democrat running against Adam Smith after the redrawing of the ninth district this year. As a young voter, it seems unlikely that anyone but Smith will win the district. I know that very few of my age group could even understand what happened last Saturday. I didn’t tell you to endorse one candidate over another, I simply wanted you to know what one young voter feels.


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recorded on Friday, July 20, compared to 21 CPLs and 22 CPLs the previous Fridays. The most significant jump in numbers at the county level came in gun sales between Friday, July 20, and Monday, July 23. On July 20, 40 sales were recorded by the county. On July 23, 115 gun sales were recorded. “I have been told the numbers typically rise just prior to a presidential election and when there is some major incident similar to the Colorado shooting,� West said. “Again, we have no specific data that indicates that these are the reasons, but it appears to be a common trend when the numbers increase.� Schrock echoed West’s comments, saying Federal Way Police Department notices upticks in the wake of drastic events like the Aurora shooting. “It seems like, when we have national incidents, this is what happens,� she said.

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HELP US PAY OFF The IRS! Multi Family Yard Sale! Lots of restaurant & bar items, boat trailer & motor, compresser, gas water heater, holiday decorations, lots of i t e m s u n d e r $ 1 . To o many items to list!! 8/38/5 at 35705 26 th Ave S o u t h , F e d e r a l Wa y 98003. 7am- 4pm. 26’ CALKINS Bartender boat, 1976. Complete reFEDERAL WAY/ NE TACOMA A N N UA L W I N DA N C E fit in 1997. Yanmar 4LHCommunity Sale! Top DTE diesel with trolling quilty, huge selection, gear. 115 hours. Comsee you here! August p l e t e e l e c t r o n i c s. I n 4 th , 8am- 5pm. Enter ; cludes trailer. $12,000 or Fairwood Blvd, off North- offer. 360-378-3074 Friday Harbor. shore Parkway Blvd.

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‘07 SKY ROADSTER, L o t s o f f u n t o d r i ve ! Good looker! Excellent condition. Sleek Forest green with tan top. Fun convertible for the summer! Black and tan leather interior. Chrome Sky wheels with Eagle High Performance tires, all around! Factory maintained. Always garaged! Only 8,800 miles. Below KBB $16,159. Carl 206396-8754. Vehicles Wanted

2000 INTERNATIONAL 4700 TRUCK with tuck away lift gate. Engine -- Diesel - T 444E -- 195 HP. 5 speed m a nu a l t ra n s m i s s i o n . Box -- 24’L x 102’H x 96’W. Roll-up door. Mileage 195,600. Well Maintained. $14,000. Call Karen, (425)355-0717 Ext.1560 Located in Everett. Utility Trailers

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Summer Knights [ briefs from page 20]

Emilee Buckles throws a pitch for the U-15 South King County Black Magic Sunday at the Federal Way National Complex. Over 100 baseball and softball teams came to town the last two weekends to play in the Summer Knights tournaments, hosted by the Federal Way Knights.

America Line. • Walt’s Auto Care Centers is bringing Seattle Sounders FC player Adam Johansson to Celebration Park from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 to meet fans and sign autographs. Walt’s has partnered with the Federal Way Football Club to bring Johansson on the first day of the annual Federal

Way Blast Off soccer tournament, which will bring nearly 200 youth teams to the city during the next two weekends. • The Seattle Thunderbirds will open home play for the 2012-13 Western Hockey League regular season Saturday, Sept. 22 at the ShoWare Center in Kent against the Portland Winterhawks.

F R A N C I S C A N o R t h o p e d I C A S S o C I At e S

The following providers are accepting new patients:

Craig Clifford, DPM Podiatry

Thomas Cross, DO Orthopedic Surgery

Michael Franceschina, Richard Gray, MD DO, FAOAO Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedic Surgery

Live the life you love with help from the experts at Franciscan orthopedic Associates. You’ve known us as Federal Way Orthopedic Associates. What you may not know is that we are part of Franciscan Health System, the region’s first choice for expert, compassionate care. To better reflect our connection to this extensive network of care, including five hospitals and over 100 primary and specialty care providers, we’ve changed our name to Franciscan Orthopedic Associates. For the best in orthopedic surgical care, joint replacement, sports medicine and podiatry, turn to the experts at Franciscan Orthopedic Associates, including our new podiatrist, Craig Clifford, DPM. Dr. Clifford offers medical and surgical solutions for a range of foot and ankle conditions, including arthritis, athletic injuries and diabetes-related foot problems. To schedule an appointment call 253-838-8552.

Franciscan Medical Group offers a variety of specialty services close to home: audiology, cardiology, diabetes education, endocrinology, gynecology, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedic surgery, perinatology, podiatry, rheumatology, sleep disorder medicine, vascular surgery and weight loss surgery

J. Denise Wells, MD Orthopedic Surgery

Jestyn Cummings, ARNP, FNP Orthopedic Surgery

Franciscan orthopedic Associates Located in the Rainier Surgical Center building on the St. Clare Hospital campus 34612 Sixth Ave. S., Suite 300 Federal Way, WA 98003 Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Affiliated with St. Francis Hospital

The home opener at the ShoWare will include a Party on the Plaza with music, food and entertainment. Seattle starts the season on the road against the Winterhawks on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Rose Garden. The T-Birds have six games against the Winterhawks at home, with five of the games being played on a Saturday and one game on a Friday. There are 15 games at home on a Saturday, eight games at home on a Friday and five games at home on a Sunday this season. Seattle’s other I-5 rival, the Everett Silvertips, will come to ShoWare Center five times, including three Saturday games, one Friday game and one Tuesday game. The T-Birds travel to the East Division for a six-game road trip from Nov. 2-10. They will play the Swift Current Broncos, Moose Jaw Warriors, Brandon Wheat Kings, Regina Pats, Prince Albert Raiders and Saskatoon Blades. Seattle will travel to Portland to take on the Winterhawks in the annual New Year’s Eve game on Dec. 31. The defending league champion Edmonton Oil Kings come to ShoWare Center on Tuesday, Feb. 26. T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at (253) 239-7825. • Federal Way Public Schools is seeking nominees for the fifth Athletic Hall of Fame class to honor past employees who have made a major impact on the district’s athletic programs. Nominees to the Hall of Fame will be evaluated based on the following criteria — serving the district for a minimum of 10 years; being retired for at least the five years, coached 30 years or deceased; and having made a significant impact on the district’s or a school’s athletic program The Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the Federal Way-Todd Beamer girls basketball game on Feb. 1 at Beamer. Each Hall of Fame member will receive a plaque and have his or her name inscribed on a special banner placed at Federal Way Memorial Field. Nomination forms are available at Memorial Field or can be requested by mail by contacting Greg Flynn at The deadline for nominations to be received is Aug. 30.

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August 03, 2012 edition of the Federal Way Mirror