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The Lake Washington High School drill team is taking two tragedies and turning them into hope - and helping to fulfill a dream. The team’s drill coach, Lindsey Beck, underwent surgery for a spinal tumor three years ago. That experience came seven years after a cancer-survivor, studying dance therapy, died in New York. The two tragedies will intertwine next Friday. The Kang drill team will host a performance from nine dance teams across Washington State to raise money for Dréa’s Dream at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Lake Washington High School. Dréa’s Dream is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with cancer or special needs through dance therapy. “It’s an important contribution that our community can make for an important goal,” said Mary Stephenson, publicity chair. She expects 150 to 200 people will attend. Andréa (Dréa) Rizzo’s dream stems from a passion for dance during a rough time in her life: overcoming childhood cancer. She eventually began to work toward her goals when she started taking classes for a master’s degree in dance therapy at New York University. But then, Rizzo was killed by a drunk driver in 2002 at age 24. Despite the sorrow of Rizzo’s unfulfilled goals, her mother created the Andréa Rizzo Foundation to achieve [ more DREAM page 2 ]
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Flames engulf a home in the North Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland on Monday night. BLAKE SWANSON, Contributed photo
fire destroyed a home and two vehicles Monday night on North Rose Hill in Kirkland. Firefighters were able to gain control of the blaze but a male resident in his 60s was taken to Evergreen Hospital with smoke inhalation. No firefighters were hurt during the event and the
fire’s cause is under investigation. “We were in bed reading when I heard a crackling and I thought they were having a barbecue,” said Lyman Petersen, who lives next door. “I saw the flames in the garage.” Rose Marie Petersen said she will never forget looking past her curtains. “I peeked out the window and saw these huge flames [ more FIRE page 5 ]
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Brynn Radke of Kirkland attempts to leap over the tag of the catcher from Canada during the opening game of the Junior Softball World Series. Kirkland won the game 5-3. MATT PHELPS, Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland leaps into JSWS semifinals today Tournament director hopes Kirkland team’s success brings in more local spectators BY RAECHEL DAWSON firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kirkland-based host team, Washington District 9, will continue onto the semifinals of the Junior League Softball World Series today around 5 p.m. The Kirkland American and National Little League players are the only team in their bracket to win two pool games as of Wednesday morning. Past
years have proven to be difficult for the host team, but this year there is an obvious change. “Kirkland is definitely looking good. There’s no reason they can’t compete, they just need to put their mind to it and forget about the stuff on the side,” said tournament director John Chadwick. Head coach Nolan Radke said in order to win the world series the girls will
have to keep improving on basic things such as hitting, catching and running, but one thing has stood out - the pitching. Thirteen-year-old Tori Bivens said she’s been preparing “since the first districts game.” “Just being here is extraordinary,” said Bivens. “It’s phenomenal to compete with the best teams in the world.”
The team is primarily made up of 13-year-olds, which, Chadwick said, gives them a disadvantage while competing with girls a year older. However, other teams have disadvantages as well. “Prague has a different system, a strong club system with the Prague Baseball Club,” said Chadwick. But unfortunately, many of the [ more JSWS page 11 ]
A 42-year-old Kirkland woman was formally charged with vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular assault on Friday. Kelly Hudson remains in the King County Jail after bail was set at $500,000 on Aug. 9 in King County Superior Court. Hudson is suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs, crossing the center line on Kirkland’s Juanita Drive, killing Joyce Parsons, 81, of Kirkland and injuring three other people on Aug. 7. Her arraignment is set for Aug. 23 at the King County Courthouse. Hudson was allegedly traveling south in a blue minivan on Juanita Drive when a woman in a car following her called 911 to report that she was driving erratically and failed to stop for a stop sign. While on the phone with dispatch the woman witnessed Hudson cross the center line “as though to pass traffic” and hit a silver Toyota Prius head-on, according to court documents. The crash occurred near Fire Station 25 and firefight[ more DUI page 2 ]
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www.kirklandreporter.com had to cut open the Prius, which was completely off the roadway, to get Arthur Kamm, 85, Daniel J. Grieshaber, 72, Jenny L. Grieshaber, 69, along with Parsons, out of the vehicle. Parsons, who was sitting behind Kamm, according to
charging documents, died on scene. When officers approached the blue minivan they contacted Hudson and noticed signs of intoxication including the smell of alcohol on her breath, droopy, watery, bloodshot
eyes and slurred speech, the documents continued. Hudson allegedly told officers that prior to driving she had taken an antianxiety medication with wine, according to police documents. Kamm and Jenny Grieshaber were transported to Harborview in critical condition. Kamm had internal bleeding, while Grieshaber sustained a broken neck. Daniel J. Grieshaber was transported to Evergreen Hospital with a broken arm, among other injuries. Hudson submitted to a blood draw while at the hospital to determine the level of alcohol or drugs in her blood stream. The results of that test are pending, according to court documents. Kirkland Police Lt. Mike
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Murray said that neighbors of Hudson told detectives she was seen hitting a large rock in her driveway with her minivan as she attempted to drive the vehicle out to the road sometime Tuesday. The crash was violent enough to rip the bumper off the minivian but the vehicle still drove away. Hudson lives a little more than a mile from the scene of the accident in the Finn Hill neighborhood. Hudson has no criminal record but has received eight traffic violations in the last five years, according to court documents. “She is a danger to the community, especially on the road,” said the prosecuting attorney Amy J. Freedheim in court documents.
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[ dream from page 1 ] her daughter’s dream and help others. Now, the organization has helped children nationwide. “It is an honor and a privilege to support the Andréa Rizzo Foundation,” said Beck. “We want to bring smiles to the faces of fragile children and added joy to their hearts. We are proud and excited to make Dréa’s Dream come true through this important fundraiser.” But Beck, who attended Lake Washington High School, did not pick Dréa’s Dream at random. Three years ago, when Beck was just 25, she was diagnosed with a hemangioma (tumor) in her spinal cord. After major neurosurgery and intense physical therapy, Beck was able to greet her drill team during the drill state championship for which they won. Beck won Coach of the Year as well. Beck said her own experiences with undergoing physical therapy, her love of dance and her hemangioma all compelled her to find Dréa’s Dream. “Because of what I had been through personally, I found this organization that combined both my passion for dance and therapy,” said Beck. And connecting that passion to giving back through dance therapy is her goal. “It is important for our girls to come together to give back to the community in a non-competitive way,” said Beck. Although this is the Kang’s first year fundraising for Dréa’s Dream, Beck says it won’t be their last. She expects it will become an annual event and, as a result, hopes Dréa’s Dream dance therapy will branch to the Children’s Hospital. “By raising $5000, we’ve already started the ball rolling,” said Beck. The goal is to reach $10,000 with a combined effort of the other nine teams. However, according to the Kang’s FirstGiving website the Kang’s have already raised just over $6,500. The Kangs will be dancing on the Lake Washington High School football field hosted by Emerald City Productions. Junior Kangs (5th through 8th grade) will have a chance to dance and learn the drill routines with current members. The event will include burgers by Buns and ice cream sandwiches from Sweet Wheels for an extra cost. A minimum donation of $5 is required for admission.
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Microsoft announced that Kirkland teacher Julie Hembree is one of four Washington educators who won the Partners in Learning U.S. Forum for their trailblazing projects utilizing technology in and out of the classroom. Hembree, who teaches at AG Bell Elementary, led 4th graders as they wrote storyboards and then created short movies to serve as trailers to showcase their favorite books, which the school library then used as digital advertising to entice their student peers to read. Winners, selected from 100 educator entries, will now go on to represent the U.S. at the Partners in Learning Global Forum in Prague this November and compete to be named a Microsoft Innovative Educator.
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The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical round-up of all calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Kirkland Reporter Police Blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Kirkland, which average about 1,000 per week.
Domestic violence: 12:28 a.m., 12312 N.E. 134th Street. A 26-year-old woman allegedly pulled the hair and spit on another female household member.
Indecent exposure: 11:30 a.m., 11th Avenue W. A 15-year-old boy exposed himself to a 48-year-old woman in public.
August 10 Malicious mischief: 12:09 a.m., 6500 103rd Ave. N.E. A 53-year-old woman was taken into custody after supposedly keying her ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend’s black convertible Mazda.
Assault: 9:56 a.m., 13248 135th Ave. N.E. A 22-year-old woman was arrested for slapping and punching her 23-year-old husband in the face.
Between Aug. 7-13 the Kirkland Police Department reported 472 traffic violations (eight DUIs), 39 alarm calls, 36 noise complaints, 10 calls for malicious mischief, 19 calls of disturbance, 16 thefts, 18 car prowls, 36 acts of traffic abandonment, 10 animal calls, 11 calls of civil disturbance, five reported burglaries, 11 domestic violence calls, nine calls for harassment, seven juvenile call and three acts of fraud. At least 29 people were arrested.
August 12 Warrant: 12:41 p.m., 10625 N.E. 68th Street. A 43-year-old man was unwanted at Bartell Drugs. After police were notified, he was arrested on war-
Malicious mischief: 11:01 a.m., 6th Street S. A 12-year-old boy was reported to have kicked and damaged a wall in a 64-year-old woman’s office.
Forgery: 10:24 a.m., 10919 113th Court N.E. Police assisted in arresting a 28-year-old man for forgery.
August 7 Assault: 10:13 p.m., 13100 Block 132nd Ave. N.E. A 24-year-old man allegedly got into a physical fight with his girlfriend after she tried to stop the man from leaving with his heroin dealers. It is thought that the man shoved and bit his girlfriend and left. After police located him, a police dog sniffed drugs in the car. The suspect’s car was impounded for a search warrant.
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Donna Howland Acton was pictured for the story on Houghton Beach Park being renamed for former Kirkland Mayor Doris Cooper, not as captioned under the photo that ran on page six in the July 27 issue. Acton is the mother of the late Rick Acton, the golfer that is honored on the Plaza of Champions at Marina Park. She is 86 and also the granddaughter of Walter King Curtis and Great Granddaughter of Frank and Mollie Curtis. The Reporter strives for accuracy in reporting and regrets the error.
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Car prowl: 5:30 p.m., 406 Central Way. A 49-year-old man was seen breaking into a parked car. When police arrived they discovered him still inside the car, rummaging through it. It is suspected that the incident was his second break-in.
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Western Washington University student Nana Thi Le, daughter of Christina Nguyen of Kirkland, received a $2,000 Ernst and Young Scholarship for the 20122013 academic year. The Ernst and Young Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Business and Economics who demonstrate academic excellence. Le is a 2009 graduate of Juanita High School who is studying Business Administration and Management Information Systems at Western. She was a Business Analyst Intern at Liberty Mutual Insurance, a Peer Advisor at Western’s Career Services Center, an officer of Western’s Management Information
Bentley University President, Gloria Cordes Larson, along with Dean of Business, Roy (Chip) Wiggins, and Dean of Arts and Sciences, Daniel L. Everett, recently announced the names of local residents who were honored for their outstanding academic achievement in the spring 2012 semester. Kirkland resident Madison Paxton was recognized for making the President’s List. Christopher Higgins, also of Kirkland, was recognized for making the Dean’s List. To be named to the President’s List, a full-time student must have a grade point average of 3.7 or higher with no course grade below 3.0 during the term. To be named to the Dean’s List, a full-time student must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher with no course grade below 2.0 during the term.
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Dub hub to host KJR Sports talk radio BY RAECHEL DAWSON
University of Washington Husky-themed sports bar, Dub Pub, will begin hosting KJR Sports Talk radio and Dawgman.com live shows every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. starting Aug. 22. “They’re going to be broadcasting a combination of things,” said co-owner Justin Boyd. “They’re going to be talking about the games in the week before, and the players that are going to be recruited to the team and how they’re performing. As well as the high school football that goes on around here too because they have such a following.” Boyd exclaimed that Dawgman.com has about 4,000 followers and that the first time they had a live broadcast, back in June, just under 70 people attended. The shows are projected to last through the end of football season - about 16 weeks. Not only is this sports bar an obvious Husky-stomping-ground with Husky memorabilia strategically placed, but customers are greeted with a large purple ‘W’-shaped table that could fit the starting lineup upon first entrance. Brett Brophy, co-owner of
the sports bar and restaurant, said he wanted to make a big statement with the gigantic piece of furniture. “We really want to emphasize pub University of Washington. But the funny thing is people don’t even notice it, which blows me away,” said Brophy. Dub Pub opened three months ago when Brophy and Boyd decided to expand business to Kirkland after Danny’s Pub closed in the same location. But also because Kirkland seems to like its purple and gold, said Brophy. “We know the demographic of Washington Husky alumni is fairly heavy over here and, plus, you have the Bothell campus over here,” said Brophy. Boyd and Brophy grew up major husky fans. As youth they both lived around Mountlake Terrace. “I was born and raised around husky game days,” said Boyd. Brophy owns another sports bar, Ringer’s Pub, which focuses more on the Mariners and other local teams. But he said if they were to expand Dub Pub, they’d probably locate it around the U-District and keep the same name.
Co-owners Brett Brophy and Justin Boyd stand with chef Ron Guisleman at Dub Pub sports bar, at 11516 124th Ave NE. RAECHEL DAWSON, Kirklandreporter As for the future of the Kirkland Dub Pub, a possible autograph signing may be in the future. “We’d really like to get involved with some of the old players and get them in here to be able to meet some of our customers and do some signing,” said Brophy. Brophy said possible candidates for the autographsignings include Steve Emtman, Marques Tuiasosopo and Don James.
Boyd and Brophy say business is going well and that they are concentrating on emphasizing the food they provide as “upper-end.” “Most of the time you think, ‘oh, it’s just a sports bar’ but this is a really great place to eat,” said Boyd. “It just happens to be we have all of these TV’s and tons of liquor.” Dub Pub is located at 11516 124th Ave. N.E. in the Totem Lake neighborhood.
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“We heard pops and they rattled the windows and that was when we got out of the house,“ said Rose Marie Petersen.
oo many times during the last year have we read the words “DUI, vehicular homicide” in the pages of the Kirkland Reporter. It would be too much if it was written just once. Writing those words means that someone innocent, just going about their normal day-to-day life, paid the price for someone else’s carelessness and selfishness. And each time it could have been any Kirkland resident. All three incidents in the last year have occurred on main thoroughfares in Kirkland. Two of the three occurred at times when most people are out running errands or enjoying time away from work. The most recent occurred on Juanita Drive at 8:45 p.m. on Aug. 7. The wreck took the life of Kirkland resident Joyce Parsons, 81. She, her brother and friends were coming home from an Argosy Cruise on the waters of Lake Washington. And while Parsons’ family comes to grips with the passing of their loved one, the rest of us read about it in the local media. For most, the realization of where and when the accident took place holds an impression. We realize that could have been our sister, brother or friend. Juanita Drive, just like N.E. 124th Street and N.E. 85th in downtown Kirkland before it, now holds a great significance for Kirkland residents. They may now hold some trepidation. Juanita Drive is traveled by thousands of cars each day, not to mention hundreds of bicycles and some runners. It has no sidewalks. A cyclist was also killed on the road last summer in a non-DUI related accident. Some have blamed the police - somehow if there were more patrols on the road the DUI vehicular homicide incident would not
have happened. I do believe that if there was a police officer patrolling at that exact moment maybe the incident would have been prevented. But the police cannot be everywhere. Finn Hill residents have complained, since annexation, about the number of police cars patrolling the area as well. I personally travel that road every day and there are weeks when I see multiple patrol cars on duty, keeping the road safe. There are months when I see no patrol cars. And yet, they can’t be there all the time. I have heard some complaints that the speed limit is too high. That 35 mph is too much for a hilly road with so many curves and cyclists. But we need to remember that the blame for these accidents rests with one perMatt Phelps
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son and one person only. Finn Hill resident Kelly Hudson is innocent until proven guilty. She is the woman who allegedly slammed her minivan into the Prius in which Parsons was riding. She supposedly told officers that she took medication with wine earlier that day. If convicted she will lose her freedom. Nathan Jeremie Godwin of Redmond is awaiting his day in court for being charged with killing Kirkland cyclist Bradley Nakatani. Patrick Rexroat also got his time in court and was found guilty of DUI vehicular homicide in March. We have to remember that we are all responsible for our own actions. The people responsible for these horrific incidents are those who choose to drink and drive. They are the people convicted in a court of law, and no one else.
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Support McAuliffe in November I read with interest two recent letters to the editor related to the candidates running for the District 1 state rep position. I agree with the writers that Dawn McCravey and Rosemary McAuliffe represent very different choices for this district. I am proud to be a teacher in the Northshore school district, and grateful for the thoughtful leadership provided by Rosemary McAuliffe on education issues. Some may consider it a problem that she does not support charter schools, but I, and my colleagues, support Rosemary McAuliffe’s stance on this question. As professionals, teachers welcome an evaluation system that is rigorous, fair, substantive, and tied to our performance and that of our students. Such a system for both teachers and principals is now in implementation
stages. For those who fear that development for teachers which the teacher union protects bad is critical to the outcomes for teachers (despite the fact that as a students, may or may not have group we do not want to protect good curriculum support or our jobs at all costs, nor do we curriculum that is non-biased, welcome working alongside do not have economy of scale non-performing teachers), when it comes to administhe new evaluation system trative support, and have KIRKLAND is an appropriate and little oversight. At best, I supportive response to find this kind of solution teachers who need interto low performing public ventions in order to meet schools a risky and expenstandard. sive experiment. Charter schools are not the A recent conversation with “magic bullet” solution to under- a charter school teacher from performing schools that those Phoenix confirmed my worst outside the field would like to fears. He noted that the teachers believe. They are businesses that in his school were consistently may or may not be run in a man- threatened with losing their jobs ner that best addresses educaif they didn’t like directives, were tional high standards. Studies given a 15 percent pay cut at the have shown that in comparing end of the year due to cost overcharter schools to public schools, runs, and had no professional a larger percentage of charter development or curriculum guidschools perform worse rather ance. Needless to say, morale was than better, and most perform at an all time low and those who around the same. They may or could (including him), jumped may not provide professional ship. Obviously, students were
negatively impacted. No one can perform to optimum standards in a threatening, and non-supportive negative environment. I’m thankful for Rosemary McAuliffe’s work in supporting teachers, rather than blindly blaming teacher unions. We are the resource that most affects your child’s education. A rigorous evaluation system, strong curriculum support, continuing professional development, along with fully funding education, will go a long way toward improving education in our state. This is the kind of leadership that has been provided by Rosemary McAuliffe. My hope is that voters will not embrace the charter school solution, and those who support them. I believe the future of education in Washington State is at stake.
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Unlicensed pets can cost owners big money
at and dog owners might want to consider checking up on the status of their pet license. Late fees apply after the annual duration of a pet license. With summer being a popular time for pet adoption, many Kirkland pet owners may find themselves looking at a bill, which could range $15 to $30 or more. Pet owners have 45 days until the first late fee and then it gradually increases in cost as the days grow. Marie Stake, communications manager for Kirkland City Hall, said city hall has been working from a list of about 300 expired pet licenses in which they call the pet owners to remind them of an end-of-the-month deadline. She said she received the list from King County on July 23 and will likely receive another list during the third week of August. If a pet is discovered to be unlicensed, pet owners could face a $125 fee for spayed or neutered pets and a $250 fee
for unaltered pets. Animal Control officers check the status of pet licenses when they respond to animalrelated complaints. Regional Animal Services of King County periodically “canvass” neighborhoods in person to verify pet licenses as well as “spot patrols” in dog parks. Otherwise, licensing is a voluntary compliance. “Overall, 19 percent or about 8,200 pets in Kirkland are licensed, which is slightly higher than the RASKC (Regional Animal Services of King County) service area average of 18 percent,” said Cameron Satterfield, communications manager for the King County Department of Executive Services. “Of course, we would like for that number to be 100 percent, and we’re working to increase pet licensing.” Since January 1, Satterfield said 4,501 pets were licensed in Kirkland, which shows a positive trend compared to last year’s figures (2,955) in the same time frame. But that trend might not be as positive as it seems because last year Kirkland
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Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Avenue Eastside Auto Licensing, 12006 NE 85th St QFC Parkplace, 211 Parkplace Center QFC Totem Lake, 11224 NE 124th Lane QFC Inglewood, 14130 Juanita Dr. NE annexed 30,000 people with many pets to follow. “We don’t have an exact census of pets in Kirkland city limits, but based on a formula from the American Veterinary Medical Association, we estimate there are 43,000 pets in Kirkland,” said Satterfield. Dr. Judy Hung, veterinarian for Eastside Veterinary Associates said licensing is important but in the case of lost animals, the microchip and licensing combination is the most effective in finding their homes. Eastside Veterinary Associates offers microchipping for roughly $65, which includes the piercing fee, the actual microchip and the registration with the microchip’s company. Hung said her microchips belong with Home Again.
When animals are brought into Eastside Veterinary Associates, many don’t have identities, but if they do, the contact information on their microchip is outdated. “The goal is to try to reunite the pet quickly with the owner whether they have a license or not,” said Hung. But even if a cat or dog has both, the process of finding owners can range between three to five hours. Hung said the veterinary clinic is not obligated to reunite the pets but they do it because of the “huge burden” lost pets face. When the clinic is presented with lost animals they are sent to King County animal control. Hung said her clinic is not required to disclose whether the pet is licensed or not. Pet owners are promised certain benefits from the
Company spent the day volunteering their time to help Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing (KITH) make needed repairs at Salisbury Court on July 28. Salisbury Court is a KITH property which houses homeless and at-risk families. Company employees replaced plumbing in kitchen and bathrooms of four apartments. They also replaced three decks and painted one apartment in preparation for a homeless family to move in soon. The group completed yard work to make the property look tidy and inviting. KITH Executive Director Jan Dickerman offered hearty thanks to the enthusiastic and skilled team from Holmberg Plumbing, led by the company president Jeff White, for all they were able to complete to enhance the lives of vulnerable people.
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Unlicensed pets can cost owners up to $250 in King County. RAECHEL DAWSON, Kirkland Reporter
$15-to-$60 license. If a licensed, lost pet is found by RASKC officials, they are reunited with their owner via a “free ride home” for their first time. If by some chance the licensed pet makes it to the Pet Adoption Center, they will be cared for longer before being put up for adoption. When pet owners go on vacation Animal Services guarantees it to be stress free. If owners sign up for the Vacation Pet Alert they will be notified if their pet escapes. In addition to personal benefits, Satterfield claims the fees help support returning strays to their owners, finding new homes for
homeless cats and dogs and funding investigations of animal cruelty. Animal services encourages all pet owners to license their pets - even if they’re indoor. “Animals who stay indoors do need licensing and microchips, as well, because they can escape,” said Hung. Hung has two licensed, indoor cats. When pet owners purchase licenses, permanent steel tags that should “last the lifetime of a pet” are provided. Licenses are sold at more than 100 locations in King County, including Kirkland City Hall.
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Above, Hundreds of people pack Marina Park for the Duck Dash and other SummerFest activities. Below, legendary Huskies head football coach Don James enjoys a burger as a judge at SummerFest.
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Plastics and their effects on our health Teresa Richter
so many Xenoestrogens from our waste water getting into streams. Male fish are showing partial and compete sex reversal to female fish. The most important exposure that we have control over is using plastic for food and water. Heating food in plastic containers is one of the worst ways. The heating of the food in plastic allows the molecules to break off more easily. Frozen vegetable packs that advertise putting the packs in the microwave to “steam” in the bag, frozen meals in plastic trays and pouches, and putting hot cooked food into a plastic container for storage or covering it with plastic wrap are all ways the plastics can adversely affect our health. Drinking water in plastic bottles also allows the harmful chemicals such as bisphenol-a, Polychlorinated biphenyl and phthalates to leach into the water as they can leach into food. What can you do about it? Try to use as little plastic as possible in your daily life. Use Pyrex or other types of non-plastic containers for food storage and heating. Drink water out of glass or
stainless steel bottles. Use your own cloth grocery bags and produce bags instead of using the plastic ones. Limit or avoid frozen meals and
processed foods. Don’t microwave or heat anything that is plastic. Try to eat as little canned food as possible. By implementing these simple easy changes it will not only help your own health but the health of the planet as well.
Teresa Richter is a naturopathic doctor at Kirkland Family Health & Wellness Center. Contact her at 425827-0334, drteresarichter@ gmail.com or visit www. drteresarichter.com.
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from a mostly meat-centered to a more plant-based diet. Since prices for fresh fruit and vegetables have steadily been climbing over the last few years and are unaffordable as they are now for many families on a tight budget, it is not likely that we are going to see a mass conversion to vegetarianism, not even close. If anything, Americans will look even harder for the biggest bang for their buck, and that, in many cases, means fast food, pizza, snacks and other low-cost eats. Most Americans are aware, to varying degrees, that their eating habits are less than ideal and may cause many serious health problems, including obesity, diabetes and heart disease. According to one study, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly American Dietetic Association), only about 20 percent of Americans who were asked why they ate fast food said they thought it was healthy and nutritious. Still, the popularity of fast food remains as
he United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has predicted substantial price increases for numerous food items in 2013, if not sooner, due to the devastating impact of the current drought on farms across the country. According to its latest Food Price Outlook, the agency expects prices to go up substantially, especially for meat and poultry because of reduced inventory and higher feed expenses. Average beef prices are already 6.9 percent above last year’s. Steaks cost 8.1 percent and ground beef 7.3 percent more than 12 months ago. The price of chicken is now 4.2 percent higher, and turkey is a whopping 8.3 percent more expensive. Consumers will also have to pay more for eggs and dairy products. Even fats and oils are becoming more costly due to surging corn and soybean prices. There has already been some speculation whether the impending sticker shock will cause Americans to change their food preferences
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Kirklanders earn WSU degrees The following Washington State University students from Kirkland have earned undergraduate degrees for the spring 2012 semester: Kelsey Elaine Anderson, Bachelor of Arts in Communication; James Holden Clawson, Bachelor of Science in Economic Sciences; Sean David Cornell, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology; Ashley Jordan Cristobal, Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Danielle Dorothea Dodge, Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts; Alex John Field, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Cum Laude; Jessica Kathryn Fiumara, Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (General StudiesSocial Sciences), Magna Cum Laude; Sarah Nicole Foulkes, Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Amelia Marie Gladden, Bachelor of Arts in Humanities; Heather Cameron Grosenick, Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Sean Michael Haschak, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration; Julie Marie Hinton, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration; Marie Elizabeth Lampert, Bachelor of Arts in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles;
Sze Ka Li, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration; Calli Alexa Martinez, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Cum Laude; Rachel Lee Pratt, Bachelor of Arts in Apparel, Merchandising, and Textiles; Brandon Jeffrey Reggans, Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences; Justin Joseph Ruane, Bachelor of Arts in Communication; Erika Ashley Strine, Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Magna Cum Laude; Bailey Marquise Vannurden, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration; Cassandra Justine Webster, Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Business Management.
49-year-old Kirkland man trains to conquer the English Channel BY MJ HOECHERL UW News Lab
Mike Humphreys has dreamed about swimming the English Channel ever since he flew over it in a plane as a child. The 49-year-old Kirkland man has had a passion for swimming—among other vigorous outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling and running marathons—throughout his life. Why? His explanation is simple: Mike Humphreys claims that only 1,400 people have swam the He does it because he English Channel and he hopes to be one of them. RAECHEL DAWSON, believes he can. Kirklandreporter Humphreys moved to Kirkland in 2001 to in the world.” our area. work for Microsoft after On days when the A “short” swim for living all over the world weather allows here in the Humphreys’ training is a including Austria, India, Northwest, Humphreys minimum of four hours, New York, Florida and typically swims three according to Microsoft Atlanta. He has attempted to four times a week to co-worker Tim Duerr, to swim the Channel prepare for the Channel, who sometimes lends three times before, in cross-training on off days, his boat or accompanies 2006, 2008 and 2010. The and taking only one to Humphreys on his trainmassive body of water is two days off every two ing days. a 350-mile-wide stretch weeks. He does this “Being from the of the Atlantic Ocean that year-round—and UK, I am aware of runs between England and yes, that also just how special KIRKLAND France. Humphreys added means in the this swim is, with that only 1,400 people middle of winter not many successhave ever completed the when the temful attempts,” DuEnglish Channel swim. perature is less than err said, “and I think “I was ready and waiting 40 degrees in waters his drive and determinain Dover in the summer such as Lake Washington, tion will see him successof 2011 [to try again],” Bellingham Bay and elseful this time round. He he said, “but the weather where in the Puget Sound. seems to be increasingly never cleared sufficiently He usually begins a day fine-tuning his nutrition; to make an attempt, so I of training around 6 a.m., staying hydrated and came home empty-handed a brisk time even during nourished on the swim without even getting wet.” the summer for climate seems to be a challenge But that didn’t stunt Hum- in the Pacific Northwest. for anyone attempting the phreys’ determination. Not many are motivated Channel.” He’s eager to complete enough to brave such Arne Anderson, a longthe swim because, in his elements, though they are time friend who also prowords, it’s “the top swim readily available to us in vides a boat to assist in
training, adds that Humphreys puts in the time to train for the Channel not only physically, but also mentally by learning all that he can about its history and networking with others who have defeated it. Humphreys has even written a book that will be published after his upcoming swim about the swimmers, crews, Channel boat pilots, and others he’s met along the way in his Channel expeditions. “He researches the best way to train and over the years has built an impressive network of friends and colleagues of other channel swimmers and the army of people involved in their success,” said Anderson. “I think [he] takes a cold shower year round as part of his training for the Channel water temperature.” He added that Humphreys has also put on 20 extra pounds necessary for the swim as part of the nutritional aspect of his training. Humphreys left for England earlier this month. There, he will wait for clear weather until he is able to pursue the swim for what he hopes will be the last time. Kirkland may be in store for an Olympic-like champion of its own upon his return. M.J. Hoecherl is a student in the University of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory.
Kirklanders named to Deans’ lists Kyrie Scarce was named to the Dean’s List at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., for the Spring 2012 trimester. Scarce is majoring in Creative Writing and is from Kirkland. Aaron Good has been named to Linfield College’s Dean’s list and has complete 12 graded credits and is in the top 10 percent of the class. Alicia Torimoto earned North Central College Dean’s List honors for spring term. To be eligible for the NCC Dean’s List, an undergraduate student must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 or better for the term and be enrolled as full-time students. NCC is located in Naperville, Ill.
rules aren’t the same as the U.S. Little League softball organization. Chadwick said the Czech Republic has also had to deal with some language barriers. But while the host team is younger, Chadwick said that if they were to stay on next year, they could be a “shoe in” because they’ve already competed at a world level. Chadwick hopes that more people will show interest. Just over two weeks ago, he estimated over 6,000 spectators would attend the Junior Softball World Series. The series brings people from all over the world, and yet, Chadwick explained Tuesday, “attendance has dropped about 20 percent” due to the poor economy and the AsiaPacific team dropping out. Asia-Pacific cancelled at the last minute, leaving the series with nine teams instead of the usual 10. While he expects local turnout to grow during the semifinals and finals with Kirkland competing on the final two days, he said Monday’s game had 200 attendees out of the expected 400. “The economy is pinch-
ing,” said Chadwick, “which affects concession stands and everyone else.” Despite low attendance, the World Series has been getting some special publicity. Chadwick said the Seattle Mariners have been giving a “plug” at the end of every sixth inning and Honda has issued a public service announcement. And of course, ESPN will broadcast live during the semifinals and finals. “(The world series) has helped Kirkland softball because girls in the area can come and see the level they have to play at in order to be in the world series,” said Chadwick. Having the host team be competitive during the past five or six years has also helped the Kirkland American and National Little Leagues grow as well as improve performance. “Younger kids are excited to see how much fun it can be, and they want to be a part of that fun,” said Chadwick. For more information on the Junior League Softball World Series please visit www.jrsoftballworldseries. com or Kirklandreporter.com for updates.
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Kirkland Boy Scout Troop 570 completed a summer trip through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO miles of vast wilderness with trails that climb from 6,500 feet to as high as 12,441 feet. During their trek, Boy Scout
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PSE project open house Puget Sound Energy will host an open house on the Sammamish-Juanita 115 kV Transmission Line Project from 6-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 21. Attend to learn more about the project, view the stakeholder advisory group’s recommended preferred route, ask questions and submit comments. The meeting will take place at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in West Building, Room 401 at 11605 132nd Ave N.E. Refresh-
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When Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride walked out of her home on the morning of Aug. 9 to put her dogs out, she was greeted by more than 20 bright pink, plastic flamingos in her front yard. McBride owns two small flamingos near her front door and, she said with a laugh, her first thoughts were: â€œHow did they multiply?â€?
But just beyond her fence sat a sign that read: â€œYouâ€™ve been flocked! by the Kirkland Congregational Church.â€? McBride belongs to the church and has heard of one of the deacons getting â€œflockedâ€? a while back. â€œItâ€™s a fundraiser for our church,â€? said Terri Houlahan, the one in charge of flocking. â€œWeâ€™re charging $15 for removal, $10 to send to friends and $25 for â€˜antiflockingâ€™ insurance.â€? Houlahan said the flocking fees go toward the
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churchâ€™s fundraiser, which help various outreach programs such as providing food for the homeless. â€œItâ€™s generating a lot of talk, which is exactly what we wanted to do,â€? said Houlahan. Although Houlahan wouldnâ€™t disclose who was up next on the list, she said they try to flock every few days. As for McBride, sheâ€™s thrilled. â€œA construction worker came over here and said, â€˜What the flock?â€™â€? laughs McBride. â€œItâ€™s kind of a very â€˜Kirkland thingâ€™ to do.â€? McBrideâ€™s family along with neighbors all â€œlove itâ€? and she is still contemplating whether sheâ€™ll take them down soon or not.
Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride poses with the â€œflockâ€? of plastic flamingos that appeared in her yard Aug. 9. RAECHEL DAWSON, Kirkland Reporter
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