ELECTION 2012 | Updates on candidates and debates for November ballot 
VOL. 14, NO. 35
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OPINION | Roegner: Who will control the ‘big three’ in Olympia?  Hobbs: Dr. Phil’s advice on elections and photo tickets 
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CRIME BLOTTER | Mail thieves target the wrong house; man suffers egg attack  AROUND THE SOUND | Federal Way grad earns honors for engineer work  CALENDAR | Events include an art show at the bonsai garden, free recycling [11-14]
Career Start offers another pathway By GREG ALLMAIN email@example.com
Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) and Highline Community College (HCC) have teamed up for an innovative program known as Career Start. The program, which is the first of
its kind in the state, takes the idea courses concurrently with their of Running Start and applies regular high school courses, it to more technical/vocaand receive an Associate tional aims for the students of Applied Science degree BACK TO who are interested in those either at the time of their fields. high school graduation, or Like Running Start, the shortly thereafter. tuition for students is free. “These programs are for The idea is that students take these students who have another path-
way,” said Nancy Hawkins, Director of Career and Technical Education for FWPS. “They know what they want to do. They want a career in a field that perhaps only requires a two-year degree. That’s what this is designed to do.” [ more CAREERS, page 9 ]
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Justin “Henny” Henderson, a Grammy award-winning music producer and 1998 Decatur High School grad, is looking to give back to Henderson his hometown of Federal Way. In June, Henderson was honored by the city council with a “Justin Henderson Day” on June 5. This time out, he was in town to speak to the Federal Way Public Schools board during its Aug. 28 meeting. Henderson shared his thoughts and hopes for future projects he can do in Federal Way and the Puget Sound area. “And so when I actually got the news, I was so astounded,” Henderson said, referring to the city bestowing those honors on him in June. “I was like, ‘Wait, we can’t just go back up there and receive an award, we have to do something.’ So us three, along with a couple of other friends of mine, decided to start what we [ more HENNY, p. 19 ] NEWSPAPER RACKS: To see a list of rack locations for the print edition of The Mirror, visit federalwaymirror.com/about_us.
Weather forecast Friday, high of 69 degrees, partly cloudy. Saturday, high of 72 degrees. Sunday, high of 72 degrees. Monday, high of 74 degrees. Accuweather.com says to expect times of clouds and sun all weekend, with sunshine on Labor Day.
Safety first Law enforcement will canvass bars in South King County, including Federal Way, and step up DUI patrols this weekend. This effort coincides with the Drive Hammered, Get Nailed program.
Elrik with his supplies in his bedroom. He practices on the wall behind him. Elrik is an alias used by a Federal Way resident who frequents one of two walls within the Seattle city limits that allows artists like him to practice their art from dawn until dusk. JOSH NELSON, For The Mirror
Street artist seeks legal graffiti wall By JOSH NELSON For The Mirror
Darkness covers his entire canvas. The air is cold and damp, and the cars rumbling over his head remind him that his time is limited. Working from his free-hand template, and using the light from his phone, he shakes his can, makes sure his cap is clear, leans in and starts his next line. Unbeknownst to most, Elrik is hard at work on his latest piece of street art. Elrik is an alias, used by a Federal
Way resident to avoid unwanted their art from dawn until dusk. The attention. Although he regards his most popular of these is in the South work as more than Downtown neighborjust vandalism, if hood, about 10 blocks WHAT DO YOU THINK? south of Safeco Field. caught, he faces a charge of malicious “Right now there Is this art or vandalism? mischief in the third are about six safe Send us your thoughts at degree, which could places I can work email@example.com. include jail time and around Federal Way, a fine of up to $500. if you don’t include “It would be a different story,” my room,” he said. said Elrik, “if Federal Way had a free Elrik’s definition of safe refers to wall.” both the lack of police presence as Elrik is referring to one of two well as other hazards. walls within the Seattle city limits “I’m usually out late at night, so that allows artists like him to practice [ more GRAFFITI, page 20 ]
Travelers AAA predicts the highest Labor Day holiday weekend travel volume since 2008. AAA expects 33 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend. The total number of 2012 Labor Day holiday travelers is expected to reach a new post-recession high. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, Aug. 30, to Monday, Sept. 3.
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Sandra Bagnuk has lived in her Twin Lakes home on SW 327th Street since 1968. She takes her dogs for daily walks, and recently, she noticed new cracks forming on the sidewalks, curbs and streets. On the brink of a summer heat wave Aug. 15, Bagnuk pointed out what she said were widening hairline cracks that started at the curb and surrounded a manhole cover on 35th Avenue SW. “I’m totally obsessed with it now,” she said. “I walk this road 365 days a year. I know my neighborhood.”
Sandra Bagnuk points out cracks along the streets and sidewalks in her portion of Twin Lakes. Bagnuk said she noticed the cracks were expanding and deepening. “I don’t want to blame it on the heat,” she said. ANDY HOBBS, The Mirror
Causes of cracks in streets and sidewalks include wear and tear, stress
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Who will control the big three? Control of the big three — the governor’s office, the State Senate, and the State House of Representatives — is up for grabs in November. With control comes the power to set the state political agenda. Today, we look at the Senate. The democrats hold a 27-22 majority, but as we saw from last year’s budget battle when three Democrats aligned themselves with minority Republicans to pass a budget, that hold has been tenuous. The battle to get the 25 votes to control the budget was so intense that Republicans, even with a likely lawsuit from Senate staff, let Sen. Pam Roach back into the caucus to ensure her vote. Two of the three Democrats, Rodney Tom from Bellevue and Tim Sheldon from Potlatch, voted with Republicans on the budget and will be back next session. Democratic leaders are working hard to try and increase their majority so they won’t have to worry about defections. Republicans believe they may have a chance to win outright control. The third Democrat to side with the Republicans was Sen. Jim Kastama from the 25th District in Puyallup, who ran for Secretary of State and lost in the primary. However, his seat will almost certainly be won by Republican Rep. Bruce Dammeier. Sen. Joe Zarelli, a key player for the Republicans, isn’t running again, but his seat appears safely in the Republican column. The other major player stepping down is Democratic Majority leader Lisa Brown in Spokane, but it appears
the position will stay in Democratic hands. The 5th District, currently held by Republican Sen. Cheryl Pflug, may be different. Pflug resigned to take an appointment to the Growth Management Board. She endorsed the Democratic nominee Mark Mullet over Republican Brad Toft. Mullet took 52 percent of the primary vote to Toft’s 48 percent. Republicans are not happy with Pflug, but in a close race, the nod likely goes to Mullet. Democratic Sen. Rosemary McAuliff, in the 1st District, was thought by many to be in trouble and may yet be. She polled 44 percent to Republican Dawn McCravey’s 42 percent. However, a second Democrat captured over 13 percent, which increases Democrats’ optimism that McAuliff is likely to hold on. They’re probably right, but it could be very close. The same scenario is also evident in the 2nd District as Republican Sen. Randi Becker was thought to be vulnerable and was in a virtual tie with her Democratic opponent at about 40.6 percent each. However, a second Republican took almost 20 percent of the vote that will likely go to Becker in November. Down in Vancouver, Republican Sen. Don Benton is leading Democratic State Rep. Tim Probst, 52 percent to 48 percent. Both sides believe they will win this seat. History favors the incumbent, Benton, but if you spend time at the race track and like to bet on long shots pulling an upset, this might be it. [ more ROEGNER, page 5 ] Bob Roegner
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Editor: Dr. Phil, the Federal Way election season has been relatively quiet so far. When will we see some action? Dr. Phil: It’s time to get real. The only election that matters in 2012, in the minds of mainstream voters, is the presidential election in November. Editor: But what about those other races? I wish voters saw the impact they could make by participating in local and state elections. Instead, the masses leave it up to a handful of party hardliners and political junkies who decide for us all. Dr. Phil: Son, I didn’t fall off the turnip truck yesterday, so don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining. Even with a hypothetical 100 percent voter turnout, there would still be that top tier of pundits and opinion leaders who set the agenda for the rest to follow. Speaking of which, what’s this I hear about The Mirror canceling the October debate between Congressman Adam Smith and Republican challenger James Postma? Editor: Our editorial board endorsed Smith for the primary and general election. In the August primary, Smith netted 61 percent of the vote in the newly redrawn 9th District. If Smith had a credible challenger, then maybe another debate would be necessary. But that primary debate in July was a disaster. The challengers drowned themselves, and the audience, in rhetoric and conspiracy theories. It felt like we owed the audience an apology. Dr. Phil: Look, I don’t care how flat you make a pancake, it still has two sides. Speaking of which, I understand The Mirror printed a report on how to challenge these controversial photo tickets. Are y’all really that irritated over paying the penalty for speeding and running red lights? Editor: As long as a machine issues the tickets, as opposed to human hands, the photo tickets will never be 100 percent credible. Dr. Phil: Listen, if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all have a merry Christmas. Instead of whining and giving excuses, Federal Way residents should be thankful. These cameras generate money for the city and encourage drivers to be more careful at intersections. Editor: That awareness helps create the conditions for smoother traffic flow and fewer accidents. Plus, police can focus on the public safety and investigative aspects of their jobs. Dr. Phil: Awareness without action is worthless. Am I right, audience? (applause) In the big picture, a headline like “How to fight photo tickets” won’t teach the public to become better drivers. Speaking of headlines, what’s this I hear about The Mirror posting an uncensored version of the alleged death threat to the president? Editor: We eventually replaced the F-words and their companions with the word “expletive” in brackets. It’s best to err on the side of decency. We redacted the swear words in both the online and print editions. Besides, by replacing each obscenity with the word “expletive” in brackets, we allowed readers to use their imaginations and figure out the actual words for themselves. That creates a better reading experience, don’t you think? Dr. Phil: Listen, if I wanted smoke blown up my [expletive], I’d lock myself in the closet with a rubber hose and a pack of Virginia Slims. Speaking of smoke, what’s this I hear about a bunch of Seattle marijuana dispensary owners facing prison time for drug trafficking charges? I’m told one of them operated a marijuana dispensary for a few months in Federal Way. Editor: Apparently, these marijuana dispensaries were “medical” in name only, and law enforcement caught on. Do you think the owners understood the consequences of dealing pot out in the open? Dr. Phil: Son, as I’ve learned over the years, some people don’t know [expletive] from Shinola.
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Federal Way Public Schools got behind our family To the Federal Way Public Schools employees: In June, we proudly watched our daughter, the youngest of our three children, receive her high school diploma, earned at Todd Beamer High School. This was no small accomplishment, as our daughter was born with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF). The symptoms,
including chronic and debilitating pain, left her unable to physically attend school from age 16 until her graduation at age 20. All three of our children have received a quality high school education through the capable hands of the teachers and staff in the Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS). From the day our daughter was unable to physically go to school, until the day she graduated, the FWPS staff has been behind our family above and beyond their prescribed
duties. Many extra hours after the regular school day of the school district’s staff were spent on Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, planning lessons specifically for our daughter, home hospital tutoring, and other communication. Our daughter was determined to receive her high school diploma just as her peers did, and the school district’s staff helped to make this actually happen. We would encourage teachers and staff in [ more LETTERS, page 10 ]
August 31, 2012 
District 30 general election update For service clubs, gun safety is out The Federal Way Mirror and Federal Way Chamber will host a general election forum for District 30 candidates. The forum runs 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Federal Way High School Little Theater, located at Pacific Highway South and South 308th Street. The evening will be divided between two races for the District 30 state Legislature. The top two candidates in the August primary election advanced to the general election in November. In the five-candidate primary race for state representative position 1, Linda Kochmar (26.41 percent) and Roger Flygare (25.78 percent) finished first and second. Their debate runs 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9. In the three-candidate race for state representative position 2, Katrina Asay (48.54 percent) and Roger Freeman (32.74 percent) advanced to the November election. Their debate runs 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9.
• Linda Kochmar, a Republican: For the Aug. 7 primary election, Kochmar has served on the Federal King County Elections reports that Way City Council since 1997, includ- 21,212 ballots were returned out of ing stints as mayor, deputy mayor a total of 60,559 ballots issued to and chairwoman of multiple comregistered voters in District 30. Note mittees. Kochmar is a risk manager that District 30 contains portions at Lakehaven Utility District, of Milton and Pacific in Pierce where she has worked 33 years. County (see a map). Kochmar said her regional According to the SecreELECTION connections are an asset. tary of State’s office, Linda • Roger Flygare, a DemoKochmar finished first in crat: Flygare owns a small Pierce County with 296 votes court reporting business. He and Thom Macfarlane finished has worked with state lawmaksecond with 257 votes. ers to pass bills related to the court General election ballots reporting profession, such as license requirements and protection of job King County Elections will mail performance. Flygare said his experi- ballots to voters approximately three ence owning a small business sets weeks before the Nov. 6 general elechim apart. tion. This is an all-mail election. A • Katrina Asay, a Republican: drop-off box for ballots is located on Asay is the incumbent and a former 33325 8th Ave. S. near City Hall (no mayor of Milton. Asay was elected to postage required). Ballots can also the state representative seat vacated be returned via standard mail with by Skip Priest, who became Federal a first-class stamp. Ballots must be Way’s first elected mayor in 2010. postmarked by Nov. 6, or submitted Asay helped pass tougher legislation to a dropbox by 8 p.m. Nov. 6. related to illegal cash for gold sales. Learn more at www.kingcounty. • Roger Freeman, a Democrat: gov/elections. Freeman, an attorney for 17 years who works with parents dealing with Congressional Child Protective Services, was elected debate canceled to the Federal Way City Council in A debate for Congressional Dis2009. His most notable accomplishtrict 9 between Adam Smith (D) and ment in public office is reviving the James Postma (R), originally schedcity’s Martin Luther King Celebrauled for Oct. 10, has been canceled. tion. Freeman said his priorities are Learn more about these races online funding education and creating jobs. at federalwaymirror.com.
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[ ROEGNER from page 4] The most closely watched race in the Senate is the 10th District up in the Oak Harbor area, where longtime Olympia power Democrat Mary Margaret Haugen polled only 47 percent and was trailing Republican State Rep. Barbara Bailey, who had 53 percent. They were very close on election night, but Bailey got a bump in late arriving ballots. Haugen is chair of the transportation committee and has helped push many projects that benefit her area. She also stirred up her conservative leaning constituents by voting in favor of marriage equality.
Haugen has raised more money than Bailey by almost 2-1, but after both sides analyze the results, they will start putting big money into this race. Here again, leaders from both parties believe their candidate will win. It is a conservative district and both House members are Republican, as is the likely winner to replace Bailey. Conventional wisdom leans toward Bailey in a big upset. Under the most optimistic Democratic projection, it could be 28-21 Democratic. Under the most optimistic Republican scenario, they would gain control 25-24 or be down only 25-24. While possible, neither appears likely. Most
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likely? Democrats retain control 26-23 — and hope they can keep their caucus all on the same page. But keeping everyone in the caucus together will be problematic for Democrats if they don’t get at least 27 votes. Fewer than 27 Democratic votes puts Senators Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon in play on the Republican side, creating several potential issues. If King County Councilman Bob Ferguson is elected Attorney General, his council seat could go to a Democratic member of the Legislature. But that won’t play in to this scenario as Democrats control all the positions. However, if Reagan Dunn is elected Attorney General, the
dominoes could change the seating in the House of Representatives. Democratic Rep. Pat Sullivan would be the most likely choice. Lastly, the reason that Democrats really want 28 votes is Democratic Sen. Derek Kilmer is likely to be elected to Congress from the 6th District and his seat in the Senate would be in play in 2013. You never know what will happen in an election. Voters always get the last word. Next week, we’ll look at the House of Representatives.
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LOCAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS • Democrats: The 30th District Democrats meet at 7 p.m. every first Wednesday of the month at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Federal Way. To learn more about upcoming events and happenings, call Tim Burns at (253) 874-6292 or e-mail kurt@30thdemswa. org or visit 30thdemswa.org. • Republicans: The 30th District Republicans meet 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Intellipass, 1925 S. 341st Place. To learn more, visit Facebook and search for Kcgop 30th District.
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Apparently, the Armed Defense Training Association does not qualify as a service club because our focus is only on protecting life and not on feeding the homeless or providing scholarships for education. A Federal Way Rotary Club member was actually the first person to suggest starting the Armed Defense Training Association in order to get an indoor range going in Federal Way. All these service clubs commit massive time to make Federal Way a better place to play, work, live and worship. A few of the clubs have provided me with the privilege of talking to their members about firearmsrelated subjects, including the reasons that armed citizens are an important component of public safety. One of the best known charities in Federal Way stated unequivocally that the organization is not involved in education about gun safety. One group stated: “From a public relations standpoint, we would not want readers to think our mission in any way involves guns or gun safety!” None of the service clubs in Federal Way have endorsed gun safety. We should all leave loaded guns where children can harm themselves, point our muzzles in unsafe directions and make sure that we aim at things that we don’t intend to shoot. The only thing more politically correct than gay marriage and consensual sodomy will soon be accidental discharges in crowded places. People from other countries are astounded when they see how many unpaid volunteers are active in so many areas of life in these United States.
The only thing that may be even more amazing to the rest of the world is our freedom to own as many firearms as we choose. On the other hand, a great lady who is one of the service club leaders in Federal Way told me: “I remember a time in my childhood — well, I guess I was about 12 or 13. After being a Campfire Girl, many of us joined Rainbow (similar to Job’s Daughters.) I remember when one of our sponsors, a Sportsman’s Club, helped send us to camp. There we learned how to shoot guns and all about gun safety. The classes were at a camp near Ft. Lewis, as I recall. My, my...how times have changed.” The woman continued: “Many people predict that times may get very hard in the not so distant future — with home invasions, robberies, mobs, panic and chaos commonplace. Desperation brings out the worst in people. People need to be self-reliant and prepared. Protecting oneself and family should be on more people’s minds today. I, for one, think of all the people that would be alive today had they been prepared to protect themselves.” With so many new gun owners out there, the need for gun safety has never been greater. Most service clubs help only the poor and homeless. I know that many people, including children, are homeless through no fault of their own. Why is learning to protect our families during an emergency less important than making sure everyone has a square meal? Mark Knapp
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before leaving. • Man suffers severe egg attack: At 8:59 a.m. Aug. 26 in the 1900 block of SW 329th Court, a man returned home to find the front of his house had been thoroughly egged. According to the report, the man was unable to clean the egg off of his house, and believed he would have to replace the wood boards. The man estimated this would cost him approximately $1,000. The man informed police he believed the egging might have been in response to a dispute his son is currently having with one of the neighborhood kids. • Expired tabs will get you every time: At 4:46 a.m. Aug. 25 in the 28000 block of Military Road South, police pulled over a vehicle for expired tabs. According to police, the vehicle’s two occupants both came back with warrants, and the driver also had previous traffic infractions on their record. Both the driver and passenger were arrested. • Easy burglary target: At 7:59 a.m. Aug. 22 in the 4400 block of South 330th Place, an unknown suspect broke into a development’s “model home” and stole approximately $3,500 worth of items. • Fake $50 bill: At 11 a.m. Aug. 25 in the 36000 block of Enchanted Parkway South, a Wild Waves Theme Park patron attempted to pay using a counterfeit $50 bill. The patron indicated they had received the bill as change from the Pierce County Fair. The patron had no criminal background and was left to leave, while police confiscated the bill for evidence. • Security spooks druggies: At 10:11 p.m. Aug. 25 in the 3600 block of SW 336th Street, Federal Way School Security discovered two unknown suspects using drugs on an undisclosed school property. According to the report, the two suspects fled upon being discovered by the security officer. The two suspects left their drugs behind, which were confiscated by police.
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A mental evaluation has been ordered for a Federal Way man charged with threatening to kill President Obama. The Seattle Times reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge James Donohue cancelled a detention hearing that was scheduled for Monday, Aug. 27. Last week, the judge ordered a mental evaluation for Anton Caluori, 31, who remains in custody at the Federal Detention Center in Sea-Tac. The U.S. Secret Service and Federal Way police arrested Caluori on Aug. 21 after he allegedly sent an email to the FBI that said “I will kill the president!” According to charging documents, when officers made the arrest, Caluori was armed with a shotgun and was wearing a black bandoleer with 12-gauge shotgun shells around his torso. A Federal Way police bomb unit searched the Panther Ridge Apartments after the suspect allegedly told officers, “There are things that go boom.” No explosives were found. Caluori was charged with making a threat against the president and assault of a federal agent or employee. Threatening the president is punishable by up to five years in prison, and assault of a federal agent is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
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While there’s been negative news for local economies for the past four years, one of the silver linings for government agencies and organizations has been the ability to refinance bonds to save taxpayers money. King County is no different, successfully saving taxpayers approximately $28.4 million through bond refinancing over the past several weeks. The most recent refinancing involved the sale of $65.4 million in sewer revenue refunding bonds, which will save county taxpayers $7.5 million for 2012, and an estimated $10.8 million over the remaining 21 years of that particular bond. “Saving $28 million of public money is welcome news during these tough economic times,” said Councilmember Larry Phillips, who is a member of the council’s Budget and Fiscal Management Committee. The refinancing spree began on July 16, when the county saved $14.9 million with the sale of Unlimited Tax General Obligation (UTGO) bonds that were
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A federal grand jury indicted a 43-year-old Kent man as a ringleader for allegedly distributing thousands of oxycodone painkilling pills that led to the arrests of two dozen people Tuesday by more than 100 federal and local law enforcement agents across the Puget Sound and Northern California. The arrests are the culmination of a two-year investigation by the Seattle Safe Streets Task Force, operated by the FBI and Seattle Police Department, according to a Department of Justice media release. The defendants made their initial appearance Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Members of the ring would frequently travel to Northern California to pick up 2,000 to 5,000 percocet (oxycodone) pills per trip, according to the criminal complaints and indictment. The ring, led by Herman J. Roche, of Kent, would then
originally issued in 2004 for the expansion and seismic retrofitting of the Harborview Medical Center Campus. This refinancing was also able to reduce the interest rate on the remaining principle from just under 5 percent to 1.67 percent. According to the county, “the resulting savings represent 14 percent of the remaining principal.” It also directly reduces property taxes owed on the voter-approved measure. On July 30, the council was able to refinance its Limited Tax General Obligation (LTGO) bonds that were issued to seismically retrofit the King County Courthouse. The bonds were refinanced to an interest rate of 1.9 percent, which will save the county $6 million over the remaining life of those bonds. All of this was able to happen because of King County’s continued strong ratings from the bond ratings agencies Moody’s, Standard & Poor, and Fitch. The county credits its strong ratings from those agencies to it’s “strong management of finances during the economic downturn.” sell the pills throughout the Puget Sound region. The investigation into the organized criminal group involved confidential informants as well as courtauthorized wiretaps of three phones belonging to Roche. Agents in California arrested defendants who were the source of supply for the drugs. Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. The investigation was part of an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation, providing supplemental federal funding to the federal and state agencies involved. The case is being investigated by the Seattle Safe Streets Task Force containing agents and officers from the FBI and Seattle Police Department. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), along with officers from the regional police departments including Federal Way.
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I want to thank the Weyerhaeuser Corporation, George Weyerhaeuser in particular, and David Sabey, the developer of the project. Their vision and dedication to seeing this building constructed on budget and ahead of schedule insured we would have an internationally Recognition of George Weyer haeuser and David Sabey… respected aquatic center here in Federal Way. In addition, I want to thank current and past employees of the WKCAC for their tireless effort and commitment. It is their hard work that makes our aquatic center work for the general public as well as special events; hosting more than 50 events annually including USOC Trials, top national NCAA and international competitions.
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Over the last 20 years, we have also been fortunate to see our pool host neighborhood families participating in daily recreational water activities, as well as Olympians Michael Phelps, Megan (Quann) Jendrick, Nathan Adrian, and Ariana Kukors. We succeeded at building this center because we worked together.
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worked as a carpenter through the mid1980s. About that time, he discovered he had a deeper interest in understanding how the field worked at a deeper level. “I just got interested in the inner workings of things, and wanted to do more in the planning and designing of things,” he said. Kelsey graduated from St. Martin’s College in 1991 from the civil engineering program. “Probably one of the most rewarding projects I’ve done is the one I’m working on now, which is a new 911 dispatch center for Klickitat County. It’s Gordon Kelsey, a 1979 Federal Way a great project, and very satisfying knowing we’re High School graduate and current Klickitat County Public Works Director, doing something that’s going to benefit the comleft, accepts the award from Jay Webber munity for a long time to of the County Road Administration come,” he said. Board. PHOTO COURTESY OF LOU MARZELES, It’s been a long time
Gordon J. Kelsey, a 1979 graduate of Federal Way High School, was named as the state’s top county engineer earlier this month by the Washington State Association of County Engineers (WSACE). Kelsey, who’s been in charge of the public works department for Klickitat County since 2008, said his success and the accolades it brings, is completely dependent upon his team’s success. “I was honored and humbled at the same time,” THE GOLDENDALE SENTINEL Kelsey said. “Honored, since Kelsey has called because it’s just a very nice Federal Way home, but he award, and everybody here has worked says he still has many fond memories of the very hard in the last few years, and we were area. recognized for that. Humbled, because it “Boy, that was a long time ago,” he said wasn’t myself alone that accomplished this, with a smile in his voice. “I have a lot of but the great staff that I have working for good memories of the people and the me, and who helped us get here.” places, and it’s nice that some of my family Coming out of FWHS, Kelsey said he still lives there so I get to go back and visit.”
Terry Farris, a consultant for Highline and the person responsible for the program on the college’s end, echoed Hawkins’ statement. Farris cited his long experience in education and how he often saw students who were simply present, but not really engaged, in high school. “As an educator for all these years, I’ve known so many good students, good kids, that are kind of going through the motions,” Farris said. “Some of them are not really connected to the high school experience, but they’ve got a lot to offer. And they’re ready for a change in their learning environment, they’re ready to step into a more adult, demanding world and to move forward.” “A novel concept: a high school student who’s ready for the world of work,” he added. The Career Start Program offers courses in everything from administrative management, to medical assisting, to visual communications. In total, the program is now offering 13 different tracks for students to pursue. For Hawkins, this program is a example of the Federal Way district’s attempt to provide as many choices as possible for students. “This just increases the choices for students to meet their goals, find their pathway, and complete it, in as an efficient and timely
manner as possible,” she said. Another consideration that shaped the formation of the Career Start program was the prevalence of the idea that all students should attend a four-year college. To Hawkins and FWPS, that’s something of a myopic view — a view that disregards the well-paying and satisfying careers that can be found in the vocational and technical fields. “I think in our country, the pendulum has swayed way too far to the side where when we say ‘college for all,’ what most people think is a four-year university for all,” Hawkins said. “What we really mean, what we really want, is post-high school training for all, whatever that may mean. Whether it’s a oneyear program, or two-year program, an internship,
or on-the-job-training, I think this is going to open up our thinking and shine a spotlight on some of those programs.” Because of the nature of the program, Ferris doesn’t expect large numbers of students to apply, but feels that those who do will be in the right place. “I don’t think the numbers will ever be that large, but I would like to see, within two years, maybe 30 to 50 students involved in this program,” he said. “It’s my hope that it provides students an avenue where they can go about starting their lives.”
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The Federal Way School Board approved the purchase of a new student information system Aug. 28, initiating a much needed replacement of the current system that was originally developed in 1999. The system helps the school district manage and organize student data such as grades, demographics, schedules, immunizations and attendance. The costs of the purchase, implementation and training for the new system will be covered from the district’s current six-year technology levy. The one-time licensing cost for the software is $131,940, while the ongoing maintenance costs that will be associated with the software are expected to be $81,711, according to FWPS. The need for this replacement is pretty glaring, according to Sally McLean, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services. She cited the drastic change in technology that’s taken place in the 13 years since the current system was implemented in the district. “If you think in terms of personal technology, or think of something as easy as a car…the kinds of options that a car had in 1999, and the kinds of options that cars have now in 2012, are dramatically different,” McLean said.
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knowing that everything that you do in your work day, and every word that The stage is set and the you express to your stutop two candidates in every dents, goes a long way in Legislature position are changing the outcome of a preparing their duel to be student’s accomplishments elected to represent during their school their districts in years. in the next There are FWPS FEDERAL WAY Olympia session. staff members For sure, the next that we would state Legislature has like to specifiit all cut out for them cally acknowledge given the tough way the for encouraging our last session wrapped up. daughter, and persevering The last state budget stood with her through the years: Chris Willis, Don Emerson, out as the key issue that worked up the members Becky Plett, Randy Kemmost, given that the state man, Karen Bounds, Lou government operated on a Jurcik, Randy Kaczor, Bliss deficit of nearly $2 billion. King, Joni Hall, and the The budget deficit SGLE staff at Todd Beamer was not new then, as the High School. Legislature had dealt with Thank you all so very a $6 billion budget deficit, much. If your child is a mostly through numerous student in the FWPS, you spending cuts within the will find that if you reach last six months. out and become involved Now headed to the next in whatever way that your Legislature in January 2013, student needs you, that the long-standing debate you will have the support, is set to return to Olymprofessionalism, and compia. How do you deal with passion that you and your the state budget to avoid student need to accomplish ballooning of the deficit your student’s goals. or even balance the state Becky and Dan Vacanti, budget after all? Federal Way The partisan wars of both (proud parents of Republicans and Democrats Stephen, Nick and Ashley is set to take center stage Vacanti) as soon as the state budget issue crops up. Just as in Washington, D.C., Democrats hold that the best way to deal with budget deficits is to raise taxes on people, and mostly the rich, as is
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dress that problem. First is to try to create more money to meet your needs — cut areas of spending or borrow to spend on the needs and pay later. The first two ways sound very ideal and are somehow hard to follow or implement by most people. People as well as most governments tend to follow the easier route of borrowing to deal with the set spending and then sort the issue of paying back later on. For sure, this is the easiest way to deal with money problems, but sure enough, this is not the best way to deal with problem, at least in the long term. For most governments, this helps and seems to sort out the mess for the short term — but for sure, governments need not work short term or only for today, but also for the future. With continued borrowing, governments build monumental problems for the future generations that shall eventually shoulder the debts. As a person who is concerned with our future generations and a person who realizes that for the future generations to face the new universal challenges positively, then they ought not get dragged down by the past of unpaid debts and deficits, but ought to draw strength from growth, prosperity and surpluses of today’s generation. As a concerned citizen of Washington state, I wish to ask our new Legislature and mostly Republicans to live true by their mantra. Balance the state budget by pushing for reduced government spending and cutting revenue waste without
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~Ronald W. Roos ~
Ronald W. Roos went home to our Lord on August 24, 2012. Born on January 31, 1930 to John & Frances Roos of Seattle. He attended; Hamilton Middle School, Lincoln High School, and University of Washington, where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Science. Ron resided in Federal Way for 38 years. Ron is survived by his wife Dorothy, two daughters Betty Jean (Tom) O'Neal and Debra (Bryan) Hanson and four grandchildren; Jarred Lee, Kristina, Amber and Benjamin Hanson; sister Elaine Underhill and brother Jack Roos and numerous nieces and nephews. Celebration of Ron's life will be held 3pm Friday, September 7th at Northwest Family Church 3535 Auburn Way S., Auburn, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed to NW Family Church Missions. View online guestbook at www.bonneywatson.com
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Schools adopt new nutrition standards From staff reports
Rainier League of Arts Mixed Media Art show will be held at the Weyerhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection in Federal Way through Sept. 19. The show is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed on Monday. COURTESY PHOTO
New requirements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have changed the face of school meals in Federal Way. Nutrition service directors from regional school districts have collaborated to make the transition successful, with support from a Communities Putting Prevention to
Work (CPPW) grant. Some of the USDA requirements — like offering more fresh fruits and veggies, whole grain breads, pasta and tortillas, healthier beverages, and less fat, sugar and salt — are already regular practices in local schools. Districts have been working with their own talented staff and other culinary experts. Federal Way and partner districts have consulted with Chef Garrett Berdan, who was invited to the White House
after helping local schools improve their menu items. “A parent might still see spaghetti on the menu, but the recipe has changed behind the scenes,” FWPS Nutrition Services Director Mary Asplund said. Here are some of the major school meal changes taking place this year: • Students will be required to take a serving of a fruit or vegetable. • Meals will vary in size to meet calorie needs based on grade levels. • Meals will feature a
greater variety and more servings of fruits and vegetables highlighting dark green, vibrant red/ orange vegetables and legumes/beans. • More whole grain foods will be available. Plain low-fat or fat-free milk or flavored fat-free milk will be available. • Saturated fat will be reduced and all meals will contain 0 grams of trans fats. Salt (sodium) will be reduced in all meals. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Farmers market: 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. Email email@example.com or call Karla at (253) 261-8157. Northwest Sand Festival: This international event, featuring some of the world’s best sand sculptors, runs through Sept. 3 in the southwest corner of The Commons Mall parking lot. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Prices are $7 adults; $5 for seniors and children $5; kids under 4 are free. Visit nwsandfestival.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 221-4449. Jazzercise: Free fitness classes available every Monday throughout September, starting Sept. 3. Jazzercise in Federal Way is located at 650 SW Campus Drive, KCAC Banquet Hall Building. Call (253) 333-8886. Food for Thought: A class on healing foods and the power of fruits, vegetables and nuts will be held at Kloshe Illahee (sp) Mobile Home park in the clubhouse from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 5. Cost is $10. Call Dr. Mary Leason at (253) 927-6217. College admissions: A free parent seminar on SAT/ACT and college admissions will run 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 1st Ave. S. The ongoing series is presented in partnership with Sylvan Learning. Contact (253) 838-0507. Federal Way Chorale: Auditions are 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 at Thomas Jefferson High School’s choir room, 4248 S. 288th St. Rehearsals run 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays. To learn more or schedule an audition, contact email@example.com or (253) 250-3326. Jazz LIVE at Marine View: Free monthly concert series presents internationally-known recording artist, composer and pianist Scott Cossu (www.scottcossu.com). Free all-ages show is 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma. Visit www. marineviewpc.org or call (253) 229-9206. Job market: “Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Writing an Effective Resume” runs 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 9-30, at Federal Way United Methodist Church. Register at (253) 839-9220.
Kid’s Club: The free 10-week class for children who have been affected by domestic violence will meet once a week from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning Sept. 11. To register, call (253) 833-5366. St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary: The group meets the second Wednesday of the month in the medical office building next to St. Francis Hospital on 9th Avenue South. First meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Call Donna at (253) 838-1473. Class of 1972: Federal Way High School class of 1972 is holding a reunion Sept. 14-15. Call (253) 941-1034 or email melindar54@ live.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free recycling: On Sept. 15, residents can drop off a wide range of materials including appliances, branches, mattresses, tires, electronics, Styrofoam, car seats and fluorescent tubes. Event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and has moved to new location at old Toys R Us site, 2141 S. 314th St. Visit www.cityof federalway.com/recycling or call (253) 835-2771. Lobsterfest: The 12th annual Lobsterfest gala runs 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Federal Way. Live lobsters will be flown in fresh from Maine. Lobster or BBQ ribs meal starts at $33. Surf and turf combo is $40. Takeout orders are $27 for the lobster, which may be picked up between 3 and 5 p.m. (order by Sept. 9). Visit goodshepherdfw.org or call (253) 854-6828. EarthCorps volunteer events: Help restore urban forests in Federal Way with volunteer events on Sept. 15, Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and Nov. 10. Learn more at www.earthcorps.org/volunteer.php. Do it yourself divorce: This is a series of four classes designed to help those filing for divorce on their own. The classes will go over paperwork, important court rules, the different stages of the divorce process, and much more. Begins Sept. 17. Each class is $100. Register: (206) 497-1725. Art history class: The art and cultural history of Italy will be the topic for the next weekly art class, which runs 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18 at Village Green Retirement Campus. Fee is $55 for nonresidents. To register, call (253) 952-7714.
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shop for an OB Doc Join us to meet a team of doctors who deliver at St. Francis Family Birth Center! • Tour the birth center • Ask the experts about pregnancy and childbirth
find the right doctor for your pregnancy. meet our franciscan Women’s health doctors! lyle calcamuggio, mD “It’s rewarding to be part of an experience that a couple is going to remember all of their lives.” Karen robinson, mD
• Enjoy refreshments and take home a free gift
tuesday, september 25 Birth center tour—5:30 p.m. Meet the doctors—6-7 p.m. St. Francis Hospital Medical Office Building 34509 Ninth Ave. S. Federal Way space is limited. to register for this event or for a physician referral, call 1 (888) 825-3227 or visit www.FHShealth.org/ StFrancisHealthTalks
“A patient’s comfort in my office is most important to me. I enjoy just getting to know them and helping them.” robert snyder, mD “I love getting to know my patients as they change year after year, and meeting their family members.” christina tun, mD “I believe that listening to patients is vital to helping them make decisions about their birth plan.”
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The 2012 Northwest Sand Festival runs through Sept. 3 in the southwest corner of The Commons Mall parking lot. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Prices are $7 adults; $5 for seniors and children $5; kids under 4 are free.Pictured: “Miss Muffett’s Revenge,” by Mark Chapman of Portland, Ore. ANDY HOBBS, The Mirror
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One hour, one day a week. That’s all it takes to be a mentor to a student in Federal Way and change the life of a child.
New Mentor Training: Sept 18 12:00-1:30 pm Sept 19 5:30-7:00pm
CIS Office in the Chamber of Commerce Building - 31919 1st Ave S #202 What does a mentor do? ✓ Listen (most important) ✓ Reinforce a positive self- concept ✓ Encourage motivation and persistence ✓ Reinforce positive social behaviors ✓ Strengthen cognitive skills
It’s easy, it’s fun and it really does make a difference! For more information please contact Jennifer at 253-528-0847 or email@example.com
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Centerstage pays tribute to country star Patsy Cline FROM STAFF REPORTS
Centerstage Theatre in Federal Way presents “Foolin’ Around With Patsy Cline,” a tribute to the legendary country music star, for one night only Sept. 8. Decades after her untimely death, Patsy Cline remains the Queen of Country Music. Sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, always toe-tapping, this hit-filled tribute to an All-American treasure includes such memorable songs as “I Fall To Pieces,” “She’s Got You,” “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Honky Tonk Angels,” “Faded Love,” “Come On In,” “Strange,” “Heartaches,” “You Belong To Me” and “Lovesick Blues.” “Foolin’ Around With Patsy Cline” is the first in a series of tribute concerts throughout the Centerstage Theatre’s 2012-2013 season, created by David Duvall, Centerstage resident music director. Under the umbrella of his company, Purple Phoenix productions, Duvall has assembled a series that also celebrates the talents of Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Lena Horne and The Supremes. Featuring as Patsy Cline is Meg McLynn (www.megmclynn.com), who is well known to Centerstage audiences for her portrayal of Mrs. Walker in “Tommy” and as the Blue Fairy in the highly-acclaimed production of “Pinocchio.” McLynn is a BFA Graduate of Columbia University and has been seen at theaters throughout the United States as an accomplished actor and singer, appearing locally in such diverse companies as Seattle Opera
Meg McLynn, appearing as Patsy Cline at Centerstage on Sept. 8. Tickets: (253) 661-1444 or centerstagetheatre.com. COURTESY PHOTO and Live Girls!
Check it out: One night only “Foolin’ Around With Patsy Cline” runs one night only at 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road. Tickets are $19.50 for adults, $10 for ages 25 and under. For tickets and information, call (253) 661-1444 or visit centerstagetheatre.com.
more at www.ReachOutFederalWay.org. Crazy Quilters of Federal Way: Group meets Art at the bonsai gardens: Rainier League of second and fourth Thursdays, starting with social Arts Mixed Media Art show will be held at the Weyhour at 6 p.m., at Emeritus Assisted Living, 31002 erhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection in Federal 14th Ave. South, Federal Way. Call (253) 344-1767. Way through Sept. 19. Show is open Tuesday Federal Way Alzheimer’s Association through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Caregiver Support Group: Meetings is closed on Monday. There will be 22 mixed COMMUNITY are 6:30 to 8 p.m. first Wednesday of the media art including jewelry and blown month at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church, glass. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 1829 S. 308th St. Call (253) 838-4658. or (253) 926-0329. Clothing donations: The Multi-Service Women’s Club of Federal Way: Monthly Center Clothing Bank in Federal Way needs luncheon meeting will be held 11 a.m. Sept. 19 clothing donations for all ages. Contact (253) 838at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Entertain6810 or email@example.com. ment features Silk Master C. Allen, who will unleash magic skills using a variety of silk scarves and Volunteer GED tutors: Multi-Service Center seeks hankies. Cost is $14. Newcomers always welcome. volunteer tutors to work with young adults for their Reservations: (253) 927-2766. GED exams. For details, contact (253) 838-6810 or Pay It Forward Breakfast: This fundraising event firstname.lastname@example.org. benefits Reach Out Federal Way’s homeless shelters Give blood: Cascade Regional Blood Services is for men and women. The event runs 6:45 to 8:45 hosting multiple blood drives in Federal Way. For a.m. Sept. 25 at the Christian Faith Center. Learn appointments, contact (253) 927-0540 ext. 202.
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Long-term care and VA benefits: The class “Worried About Long-Term Care Costs?” taught by accredited VA Attorney
www.federalwaymirror.com Darol Tuttle will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Federal Way Regional Library, 32400 1st Way S. RSVP: (800) 425-6817. Shopping carts: Citizens can report
abandoned shopping carts on the city’s cart hotline at (253) 835-6774 or online at www.cityoffederalway.com/shoppingcart. Amputee support: The Amputee Support
Group at St. Francis Hospital will the second Thursday of the month from September to May at the hospital’s education room, 34515 Ninth Ave. S. Contact Stephen at (206) 850-9958.
Federal Way police link to CrimeReports for crime data From staff reports
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Crime prevention received a boost in Federal Way with a new web service that provides residents with free access to neighborhood crime data in the city. The police department is bringing CrimeReports. com to the community through the city’s website at www.cityoffederalway.com/ crimereport. The new service offers free customizable email updates so that residents can monitor crime in their neighborhood. The online CrimeReports information is updated every morning and contains the past six months of crime data. The public can also access the free crime data through the CrimeReports iPhone app, available for free download in the Apple iTunes store. Sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email crime updates at cityoffederalway. com/crimereport.
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Federal Way hosted the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials — Diving from June 17-24 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. What was the economic impact of the trials? According to statistics provided by King County, the trials attracted nearly 4,000 non-local visitors, who spent a total of $2,285,621. The county provided the following breakdown of that total: • $973,000 on lodging • $687,204 on car rentals • $435,000 on food and beverages • $106,000 on tickets • $36,269 on parking • $45,336 on fuel and auto repair • $36,000, entertainment • $40,037 on concessions • $4,205 on merchandise • $36,269, retail/shopping The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center houses more than just a world-class swimming pool. It acts as an economic engine and tourism magnet for the region. In the past 20-plus years, the aquatic center has attracted more than 10.3 million visitors, according to King County. The county reports the facility has an estimated annual financial impact of more than $7.5 million.
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federal way school district offering field sponsorships The Federal Way School District has a new program of business sponsorship designed to raise revenue for high school athletic and activity programs. Approved institutional advertising is available at Federal Way Memorial Field and/or high school gymnasiums and fields. Signage fees may be dedicated to a specific school or distributed evenly to all high schools. All business or organizational advertising will be in the form of a vinyl banner authorized by the FWSD. Outside banners will be 4’x 6’ and interior 3’x5’. After an initial fee of $500, there will be a yearly renewal fee of $200. All signs will be made by the FWPS and are subject to Policy 7414 (Business Sponsorships) available on the district website or at Memorial Field. For more information, contact the FWSD Athletic Liaison, Greg Flynn, at gflynn@fwps. org or (253) 945-5575.
Game of the Week: Highly-regarded Eagles host Rogers in SPSL opener
Briefs: Root Sports will broadcast FW-ER game By CASEY OLSON email@example.com
Federal Way sophomore Chico McClatcher should lead the Eagle rushing attack Friday night at Federal Way Memorial Stadium in their SPSL South opener against Rogers. Federal Way finished unbeaten in the SPSL South a season ago. casey olson, The Mirror
Winner of the Federal Way-Rogers football game has rolled into state playoffs the past two years By CASEY OLSON firstname.lastname@example.org
As always seems to happen, just when the summer seems to get going in Western Washington, high school football kicks off. Friday night marks the start of the 2012 fall season for the four Federal Way school district football teams. Optimism reigns supreme at Decatur, Jefferson, Federal Way and Beamer, as it does prior to every season. But that optimism is a little
more ramped up for the Eagles. Federal Way enters the season in everybody’s top-10 list in the Class 4A division after rolling through the SPSL South unbeaten a season ago. The Eagles kick things off at 7 p.m. at Federal Way Memorial Stadium against the Rogers Rams right out of the gate in a slugfest in the SPSL South. “Every coach would prefer a tune-up, non-league game to start with,” said longtime Federal Way
head coach John Meagher. “Maybe even a couple. There is just so much to get ready for in a first game that you generally aren’t good at anything.” But Friday night’s game will be an early-season barometer in the Eagles’ quest for a second-straight SPSL South Division title. If recent tradition holds true, the winner of Friday night’s matchup will advance into the Class 4A state playoffs, while the loser will finish out of the postseason hunt. Two seasons ago, Rogers rolled out to a 28-0 halftime lead and beat the Eagles, 42-28. The win led [ more football page 18 ]
The Federal Way Eagles football team will get a little exposure next week. The defending South Puget Sound League South Division champion Eagles will play in front of a television audience Thursday night. Federal Way’s second game of the season against the Emerald Ridge Jaguars will be broadcast on Root Sports Jason Stiles Northwest. The game, at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, will start at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6. The Federal Way-Emerald Ridge game will be one of nine televised on Root Sports this year. The slate of games will be known as the Root Sports High School Football “Game of the Week” and will include teams from throughout the Seattle/ Tacoma area. Games will air on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and will be shown throughout Root Sports Northwest’s five state region. “High School Football Game of the Week is something that we are very excited about. We constantly strive to deliver on our brand promise of being rooted in the community. We feel strongly that being part of the passion and pride that epitomizes high [ more sports briefs page 19 ]
Volleyball: Beamer ready to take game up another notch Eastern Washington commit Sophie Miller hopes to lead Titans into the postseason for first time in program’s history BY CASEY OLSON email@example.com
Sports contact: Casey Olson firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 925-5565
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The Todd Beamer High School volleyball is hoping to buck the tradition of Federal Way district teams sitting at home when the postseason rolls around. The Titans return several key players from a team that finished a respectable 3-5 in the rugged South Puget Sound League South Division a year ago. Beamer has
never advanced to the postseason in the school’s history. The South is widely recognized as one of the best volleyball leagues in the state and has produced several state placers in recent years. “We are better and more talented than last season’s Beamer squad,” said secondyear coach Patrick Taitano. “We are going to be a tough team to beat and should be very competitive with every team in the SPSL this year, even the perennial powerhouse schools.” Recently, volleyball wins have been few and far between for the four Federal Way high schools. During the past four seasons, the programs at Beamer, Decatur, Jefferson and Federal Way have combined to win a grand total of 16 SPSL matches, which av[ more volleyball page 19 ]
Beamer senior setter/outside hitter Sophie Miller hopes to lead the Titans into the postseason for the first time. courtesy photo
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SIDELINES: Is Lance Armstrong still the hero he used to be?
shred of physical evidence. “I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. The toll this has taken on my family and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today — finished with this nonsense.” It makes zero sense to me why a man who has made his reputation by defying the odds would give up. Armstrong is famous for beating cancer and then winning a record seven-straight Tour de France championships. When an athlete and man who never quits ends up quitting, it’s kind of hard to take. His dominance of the Tour de France elevated the sport’s popularity in the United States to unprecedented levels. But here’s where things get tricky, in my eyes. Armstrong isn’t just another retired millionaire athlete who sits at a table in a mall, signing autographs for $50
I really don’t know what to make of the Lance Armstrong situation. Unless you’ve been living under a rock or hiding on a beach somewhere for the last week, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency basically erased the most-decorated cycling career in history last weekend and banned Armstrong for life from the sport. The USADA came to the conclusion that Armstrong used banned substances during his unprecedented run. That information was not anything new. The USADA had been dogging Armstrong for years. The biggest news last week came when Armstrong threw in the towel in his fight against the doping charges. Armstrong, who retired a year ago, said that he would no longer challenge USADA and declined to exercise his last option by entering arbitration. He denied again that he ever took banned substances in his career, calling USADA’s investigation a “witch hunt” without a
a pop. Armstrong is using his fame to enlist lawmakers and global policymakers to promote cancer awareness and research. His Lance Armstrong Foundation has raised nearly $500 million since starting up in 1997. You can’t go anywhere without seeing somebody wearing the “Livestrong” plastic yellow bracelet. It sure looks like Armstrong cheated. But it also looks like the entire sport of cycling has cheated. When Armstrong’s Tour de France titles are stripped, 14 of the last 17 race winners have been forced to give back their yellow jerseys. Also, in five of Armstong’s seven wins, the second-place finishers were also implicated in doping scandals. Not good. But did Armstrong give up his fight against the USADA because he had just had enough of their “witch hunt,” or did he give up because he was guilty? It is a little odd that the most tested athlete in history never failed a performance-enhancing drug test during his career. The
USADA convicted him on hearsay. They took the word of fellow cyclists, who were documented cheats themselves. “If I thought for one moment that by participating in USADA’s process I could confront these allegations in a fair setting and — once and for all — put these charges to rest, I would jump at the chance,” Armstrong said in a statement. “I refuse to participate in a process that is so one-sided and unfair.” So I still don’t know what to think of Lance Armstrong, the athlete. But I sure hope he continues doing what he’s been doing to raise awareness and money to fight cancer. • Are you ready for some football? I am. I can’t wait to watch the Huskies open their season Saturday, and see the Seahawks open their season next week against the Arizona Cardinals. But, to be completely honest, I’m more excited to play fake football with my buddies. Labor Day Weekend is no longer known
Tracking the grads: Men’s college soccer By CASEY OLSON email@example.com
Troy Peterson — The Todd Beamer grad is playing his sophomore season at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. The midfielder played all 90 minutes in the Cougars’ season-opening loss to the University of Central Florida. The Cougars finished 5-8-5 last season, including wins over 15th-ranked South Carolina and a tie
against 26th-ranked Princeton. Peterson led the team with six goals last year and was a first-team, all-league selection. At Beamer, Peterson was a first-team, all-state selection as a senior and also played on the Sounders FC Academy squad. Sean Ugo Okoli — The Beamer grad is playing his sophomore season at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Last season, the forward played in all 21 matches
for the Demon Deacons and was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman Team selection. Okoli finished with four goals and three assists. Wake Forest finished 8-8-5 overall last season. Okoli was the Class 4A state player of the year as a senior, played on the United States National Team and also was a member of the Sounder FC Academy squad. Danny Wenzel — The Federal Way resident and
Bellarmine Prep grad is playing his senior season at Wake Forest. Wenzel sat out the 2009 season following knee reconstruction surgery. Last season at Wake Forest, Wenzel played in all 21 of the Demon Deacons matches in defense and had three goals. Chase Hanson — The Thomas Jefferson grad is playing his sophomore season at Seattle University after transferring from Barry University in Florida.
as the end of the summer. It’s now known as the start of the fantasy football season. A ton of fantasy footballers will hold their drafts during the holiday weekend in preparation for the actual NFL season, which kicks off Wednesday night with a barnburner between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys. Fantasy football has become an accepted mainstream form of entertainment and is currently dominating the websites of billion-dollar companies like ESPN, CBS and Yahoo! You can’t turn on any type of sports-related program without hearing commentary about fantasy football. Every little injury, hold out or trade is fodder for analysis about what it means in terms of fantasy football. Fantasy sports participation has grown over 60 percent the past four years as over 32 million people are now actively playing in the U.S. and Canada, according to research conducted by Ipsos for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA).
Last season for Barry, Santa Barbara after redHanson has played in 19 shirting last year at Oregon matches, starting 15. The State. The defender played midfielder was the SPSL in the Gauchos’ seasonNorth MVP as a senior at opening win over Loyola TJ. Marymount. Josh Smith — Brockway was an The 2010 Decatur all-state selection graduate is playing during his senior his junior season at season at Beamer Oregon State. and was a member Last year, Smith of the Sounders FC played in 12 games, Academy. including seven Sean Rigney — Josh Smith starts and was The Federal Way named to the Pacgrad is playing his 12 All-Academic freshman season at first-team. As a freshman, Pacific Lutheran University. he started six games. Rigney had a huge year The Beavers finished last for Federal Way as a senior. year 5-11-2 on the season, He was named the Ofincluding fourth-place in fensive Player of the Year the Pac-12. in the SPSL South and Brandon Brockway — finished the season with The Beamer grad is playing 15 goals and 13 assists to his freshman season at the lead Federal Way. He had University of Californiamultiple goals in five games and scored in a total of 10 games. Tyler Hanson — The Jefferson grad is playing his senior season at Seattle University. Last year, the midfielder started 11 matches and played in 13 Sponsored by Soroptimist for the Redhawks. International of Federal Way Austin Sweeney — The to help With our many Beamer grad is playing his community projects and the freshman season at Seattle education of our members University. The midfielder started Seattle U’s first match of the season, a 2-1 loss to Gonzaga, and had th three shots. Sweeney was an all-state 9a.m. to 3 p.m. selection during his senior Umpqua Bank Parking Lot season at Beamer and was 1900 S 320th St. a member of the Sounders Federal Way FC Academy.
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Tennis preview: Jefferson looking for another title Thomas Jefferson Raiders Coach: Andrew Buchan (22nd year) Last year’s record: 10-0 (first in SPSL Central) Key returners: Sr. Alex Lee; Sr. Richard Ban; Sr. Tyler Hamashima; Jr. Vivek Ramanujan; Jr. Zack Martin; Sr. Abishek Murali; Soph. Cameron Martin. Key newcomers: Jr. Hakeem Clark; Soph. Donavan Gomez; Jr. Alex Papke; Soph. Michael Ziccarelli; Fr. Alex Chan. Notable: The Raiders cruised to the SPSL Central championship with an unbeaten record and also won the SPSL Tournament title a season ago. Jefferson has actually finished undefeated in the SPSL Central for three years in a row and return plenty of talent, once again.
Todd Beamer Titans Coach: Pat Nam (second year) Last year’s record: 2-8 (fifth in SPSL Central) Key returners: Sr. Jimmie Stone; Sr. Jesse Fite; Soph. Ben Arata; Soph. Max Dalrymple. Key newcomers: Fr. Brad Hoefel; Fr. Charlie Wong; Soph. Alex Han. Notable: After finishing just 2-8 in the SPSL Central Division, second-year head coach Pat Nam is optimistic about his 2012 team. “I predict our team to be more competitive than last year,” Nam said. “We’ll at least double our wins from the 2011 season and surprise some teams.” The Titans will be playing without their top player from the last four years, Joseph Dela Cruz, who graduated. But Beamer has a lot more depth this season. “Even though we lost one of the state’s top junior players to graduation, we are a deeper and more experienced
team than last year, which will translate into more wins,” Nam said.
Federal Way Eagles Coach: Jerome Collins Last year’s record: 1-8 (sixth in SPSL Central) Key returners: Sr. Napoleon Huynh; Sr. Sean Hwang; Sr. Alex Dahl; Jr. Daniel Chung; Jr. Luke Newman. Key newcomer: Soph. Thomas Hayashi. Notable: The Eagles got some bad news when defending state champion Mitch Stewart turned out for the Federal Way cross country team instead of tennis. Stewart, who is also one of the best junior players in the country, is concentrating more on national-level tournaments. He is currently playing at the Junior US Open in New York. His first match was scheduled for today. But the Eagles still have some talent returning, led by seniors Napolean Huynh, Sean Hwang and Alex Dahl. Newcomer Thomas Hayashi will also add some depth.
Decatur Gators Coach: John Cassens Last year’s record: 1-9 (fifth in SPSL 3A) Key returners: Jr. Ken Sheedy; Jr. Steven Kang; Sr. Rob Thomas. Top newcomers: Sr. J.J. Hegenauer; Soph. Tyler Sheedy; Soph. Mitchell Grant; Sr. Christopher Chang; Soph. Phillip Kim. Notable: The Gators struggled in the SPSL 3A Division last season, finishing with just one win. But Cassens is optimistic that Decatur can improve this season. The Gators have 21 boys turning out, including a solid group of newcomers. “Hopefully, we will be a little better than last year,” Cassens said.
the Rams to a 7-1 regular season and an openinground loss to eventual state-champion Skyline, while the Eagles finished 4-6 overall. Last year, Federal Way dominated the Rams, 4914, in Puyallup on their way to an unbeaten SPSL South regular season. The Eagles racked up 347 rushing yards during the game and got four touchdown runs from fullback Rod Jones and a 66-yard TD run by then-freshman Chico McClatcher. “Rogers is always a well-coached team and fundamentally sound,” said Meagher. Rogers featured a passfirst offense a season ago under head coach Gene Bowen and things shouldn’t be much different this year. The Rams finished second in the SPSL with 1,853 yards through the air and return starting quarterback Stefan Van Horn, who is the league’s top returner in total offense (224.1 yards a game). But Rogers was second to last in the 18-team league in rushing offense, averaging just 99 yards. Federal Way, on the other hand, was the complete opposite. The Eagles were third in rushing offense (260.2 a game) and 14th in passing (92 yards). And things shouldn’t change too much Friday night. The Rams’ offense will look for quick strikes, while the Eagles will pound the ball with Jones, McClatcher and Zeek McNeal. But it’s on the defensive side of the ball that could be the difference Friday night. Federal Way should feature one of the best defenses in the area this season, led by a
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Federal Way senior receiver Mike Tate is hoping to stretch out the Rogers defense Friday night in the Eagles’ opener. casey Olson, The Mirror pair of 6-foot-2, 235-pound thumping middle linebackers — Albert Havili and Jones — and a blazing fast secondary. Last year, the Eagles led the entire SPSL in total defense, allowing just 191 yards a game, including a meager 64.2 yards on the ground. On the other hand, Rogers was 16th in total defense. The Rams allowed nearly 400 yards of offense to their opponents in 2011. The Federal Way football program will also be honoring Tope Akinlosotu during the home opener Friday night. Akinlosotu, who would have been a sophomore at Federal Way, drowned in Steel Lake on Aug. 5. The 15-year-old played football for the Eagles as a freshman and was enrolled in the academically rigorous Cambridge Program. “It is important for the team that we publicly remember Tope and the fact that we have a home game to do that is great,” Meagher said. In other opening week football action: • The Todd Beamer Titans will open the Darren
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erages to one win a season for each team. “Our goal is to be a top-four team in our league, make the SPSL playoffs, do well at the West Central District Tournament and hope we are good enough to get to the state tournament,” Taitano said. And the Titans seem to have the talent on their roster to make those goals a reality in 2012. Leading the list of returners at Beamer is senior Sophie Miller. The 5-foot-10 setter and outside hitter has already verbally committed to play next season at Eastern Washington University. She will sign her national letter of intent in November. Miller was recruited by 10 different college programs, but committed to the Eagles after the EWU summer camp. She plays her club volleyball at
the prestigious KJ Volleyball, which competes in tournaments all over the United States. It will mark the second year in a row that a Beamer volleyball player will receive a scholarship to a fouryear university. Last year, Megan Stumpf inked to play at Virginia Commonwealth in Richmond, Va. The 6-foot-4 middle blocker is currently a freshman on a Rams team that plays in the competitive Atlantic 10 Conference. Beamer also returns Megan Huff, one of the more talented juniors in the SPSL. The 6-foot-3 Huff is currently generating a lot of interest from college programs around the country, according to Taitano. Huff is also a first-team, All-SPSL South performer on the Titans’ basketball team. Also back are seniors Chloe Men-
sching and Tatiana Dixon and junior Aliya Ranis. Freshmen Camryn Skari and Nia Alexander will also provide Beamer with depth. “We have a more complete and experienced team,” Taitano said. “More athletes that have competed at a high level and hungry to do well this season.” The Titans open their season Saturday at the Emerald Ridge Volleyball Jamboree in Puyallup and play their first match of the year Tuesday at West Seattle High School. “We have good height at the net and some talented defenders,” Taitano said. “We have an up-tempo offense and good back row attacking. We are a very hard-working, determined and hungry volleyball team. The Beamer program is headed in the right direction and looking very strong for years to come.”
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school athletics delivers on that promise,” stated Mark Jorgensen, Root Sports senior vice president/ general manager. Brad Adam will provide play-byplay and work with analyst Jason Stiles, who is a 1991 graduate of Decatur High School. Adam has been with Root Sports since June 2000 and in his current role provides the sights and sounds before and after every Mariners game as the Host of Mariners Pregame and Mariners Postgame. Stiles joined the Root Sports team following a successful football career; he has worked as a Pac 12 and high school analyst, and will serve in the same capacity for Big Sky football this season. Stiles played quarterback at Decatur before moving on to Western Washington University. • The Federal Way Football Club (FWFC) ‘98 Blue boys soccer team recently won the gold bracket championship at the Mt. Hood Nike Challenge in Oregon. The team won
The Federal Way Football Club ‘98 Blue boys soccer team recently won the gold bracket championship at the Mt. Hood Nike Challenge in Oregon. courtesy photo all four of their games in Oregon, totaling 10 goals and allowing just three, including two shutouts. The team included Collin Kleeberger, Aaron Wade, Dawson Atwood, Mikey Winne, Evan Brewer, Angel Antunez, Donovan LaDucer,
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are now calling ‘Henny Week.’ And that consisted of a slew of activities we did, from speaking at Decatur and Federal Way (high schools), and talking to them about setting their goals high and that anything is possible if you just do not quit.” Henderson, who lives in Atlanta, Ga., flew back to the Pacific Northwest so he could visit the Boys and Girls Club of Federal Way, local Boy Scouts groups, and his church in Tacoma, as part of “Henny Week.” Part of the week also consisted of a talent show, in which one lucky winner, Patrick D’Angelo, was picked for a recording session in a full studio with Henderson and his team. “The top winner, he got to have a full recording studio with me and my production team this past weekend. It was great to come back and work with the winner of the talent show,” he said. Henderson said he and his colleagues who attended the Aug. 28 meeting, Masherri Conyer and Eshon Everett, wanted to speak to the school board so they can really try and make Henny Week and its related but newly-formed non-profit organization, Hendervision, a regular fixture in the Federal Way community. “This year, we definitely want to get more involved in the schools and help inspire,” Henderson said, before turning the presentation over to Conyer. “One of the main things we wanted to do, is to pro-
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August 31, 2012  August 31, 2012 [ GRAFFITI from page 1] town Federal Way would be Iâ€™ve run into all kinds of problems,â€? he said. â€œCrackheads, gang-bangers, dealers, drunks, you name it, Iâ€™ve dealt with it.â€? Elrik proposed that the old AMC Theatres property on 20th Avenue South near the Federal Way Transit Center would be a perfect place for a free wall. â€œIf youâ€™ve seen all the cover-ups on that retaining wall,â€? said Elrik, â€œyouâ€™d know itâ€™s already a popular spot.â€?
Street art in Federal Way Is there room in Federal Way to accommodate artists like Elrik? Federal Way City Councilman Bob Celski thinks that a free wall may have a place within the city. â€œI equate it to a skate park,â€? said Celski. â€œWithout one weâ€™d have skaters everywhere, doing tricks in parking lots and residential streets. The same might be true for street art.â€? The councilman agrees that a free wall may reduce vandalism by providing an outlet for artists like Elrik. However, Celski doesnâ€™t think the middle of down-
the street art, as it is somethe proper place. times called, is nicely done,â€? â€œWhen you consider that she said. â€œI always find it the SoDo neighborhood interesting to look at and isnâ€™t Seattleâ€™s city core, the wonder what it means, if it same would probably be means anything at all.â€? true in Federal Way,â€? said Graffiti vs. art Celski. â€œNot right in the At this time, Federal Way middle of downtown, but has a zero tolerance policy maybe somewhere.â€? when it comes to graffiti. Councilwoman Susan Chris Carrel, communiHonda, who was head of cations and grant coordinaFederal Wayâ€™s Arts Commission until her election to tor for Federal Way, said that graffiti affects the council last November, said that the â€œIf youâ€™ve seen how the community looks and encouragidea of a graffiti wall all the coveres illegal behavior. has been discussed ups on that â€œThe city employs before. retaining wall, two part-time staff â€œFrom the reyouâ€™d know for graffiti removal,â€? search I did, I found itâ€™s already a that some cities popular spot.â€? Carrel said. â€œItâ€™s been a high priority loved having a space for the council to where artists could remove graffiti once express themselves itâ€™s discovered.â€? with a wall,â€? said Honda. â€œI To get graffiti removed, also found that some cities residents must first lodge had problems monitoring a complaint with the city. the graffiti wall and ended Once the complaint has up closing them.â€? been filed, the city releases As a result of research and staff recommendations, a notice of violation for the the commission abandoned property containing the graffiti. the proposal of a free grafâ€œWe understand that fiti wall. those people that make the Although the commiscomplaint are victims of a sion decided not to install crime,â€? Carrel said. â€œIf they a free wall, Honda said that are unable to remove the there is some merit within graffiti on their own the street art. â€œI do believe that some of city is willing to work with
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LEGAL NOTICES CITY OF FEDERAL WAY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL I. PURPOSE OF REQUEST. The City of Federal Way (“City”) is requesting proposals for the purpose of selecting a primary contractor for furnishing maintenance and repair services, including all labor, parts and material necessary for the various classifications, types and makes/models of vehicles. Please note that this would not be an exclusive maintenance contract. A list of existing city and police vehicles are attached herein as examples only. The number, make/model and composition may change without prior notice. Contractors located within the City of Federal Way limit are preferred. The selection will be based on overall price, services, performance and reliability of the proposers. The City’s needs are outlined in the following Request for Proposal (“RFP”). II. TIME SCHEDULE. The City will follow the following timetable, which should result in a selection of a firm by December 1, 2012. Issue RFP August 24, 2012 Pre Proposal Conference at 3:00pm in the City Hall Hylebos Room September 4, 2012 Any questions/clarifications submitted in writing to the City by: September 10, 2012 Deadline for Submittal of Proposals at 5:00pm September 17, 2012 Preliminary Selection of Firm October 15, 2012 Notify Firm Chosen December 1, 2012 III. INSTRUCTIONS TO PROPOSERS. A. All proposals should be sent to: Chris Pyle, Fleet Maintenance Coordinator City of Federal Way 33325 8th Ave S Federal Way, WA 98003 (253) 835-2534 B. All proposals must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked in the lower left-hand corner: “RFP -2013 FLEET MAINTENANCE.” C. All proposals must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday September 17, 2012. Three (3) copies of the proposal must be presented. No faxed, electronic or telephone proposals will be accepted. Proposers are cautioned that failure to comply may result in non-acceptance of the offer. D. For the complete RFP -2013 FLEET MAINTENANCE, please see the City of Federal Way website www.cityoffederalway.com/bids. PUBLICATION Name of Publication: Dates: Federal Way Mirror: August 24, 2012 August 31, 2012 City of Federal Way Website August 24, 2012 thru www.cityoffederalway.com/bids S e p t e m b e r 1 7 , 2012 FWM 1926
In the King County District Court East Division, Issaquah Courthouse State of Washington Stanley Dollar, Plaintiff vs Malcolm Moses Armstead, Defendant No 123-05396 The State of Washington to the said Malcolm Moses Armstead. You are hereby notified to appear for hearing on September 4, 2012 at the hour of 11:00 am and respond to the petition for an Order for Protection (Harassment) filed against you. Failure to appear for the hearing will result in a Protection Order entered against you per the Petition for Protection Order, filed with the Clerk of the Court. Said petition excludes you from contacting the Plaintiff, or making any attempts to keep the Plaintiff or his residence under surveillance, or coming within100 feet of the Plaintiff’s residence. Whitney Gardner WSBA #36455 Attorney for Plaintiff 98 NE Gilman Blvd, Suite 200 Issaquah, WA 98027 Published in Federal Way Mirror August 24 and 31, 2012 FWM 1927
NOTICE OF MASTER LAND USE APPLICATION Project Name/File Number: Edgar Residential Variance - 12-103687-00-UP Project Description: Applicant is requesting a variance to encroach into the 20-foot front yard setback to expand an existing garage and add second floor living space. Applicant/Project Location: Bryan Edgar, 220 SW 292nd Street, Federal Way, WA 98023 Date Application Received: August 10, 2012 Date Determined Complete: August 30, 2012 Date of Notice of Application: August 31, 2012 Requested Decision and Other Permits Included with this Application: Applicant has requested a variance pursuant to Federal Way Revised Code (FWRC) Chapter 19.45. The city will use Process IV ‘Hearing Examiner’s Decision’ to review and decide upon the variance application. Staff has determined the application is categorically exempt from a State Environmental Policy Act threshold determination pursuant to Washington Administrative Code 197-11-800(6)(b). Environmental Documents: None at this time. Such documents will be available at the time of building permit application. Development Regulations Used for Project Review: FWRC Title 19, ‘Zoning and Development Code.’ Public Comments: The initial notice period ends September 17, 2012, but any person may submit written comments to the Hearing Examiner by delivering these comments to the Community and Economic Development Department prior to the public hearing date (which has yet to be determined) or by giving these directly to the Hearing Examiner at the public hearing. Only the applicant, persons who submit written or oral comments to the Hearing Examiner, or persons who specifically request a copy of the written decision may appeal the Hearing Examiner’s decision. Details of appeal procedures for the requested land use decision will be included with the written decision. Availability of File: The official project file is available for public review during normal business hours at the Community and Economic Development Department, 33325 8th Avenue South, 2nd Floor, Federal Way, WA 98003. Staff Contact: Matthew Herrera, Associate Planner, 253-835-2638 Published in the Federal Way Mirror August 31, 2012 FWM 1931
PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF FEDERAL WAY 2013 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS AMENDMENT PROCESS The City of Federal Way is accepting requests for amendments to its comprehensive plan and development regulations. Application forms can be picked up at and submitted to the City of Federal Way Community and Economic Development Department (CED) at 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003 (253-835-2607). Applications are accepted and processed once per year. In order to be considered during the 2013 amendment cycle, requests must be submitted to the department prior to 5:00 p.m. on October 1, 2012. Any requests received after October 1st will not be processed during the 2013 amendment cycle and shall be docketed for the next annual amendment cycle. For additional information on how to apply for an amendment to the comprehensive plan or development regulations, please contact Principal Planner Margaret Clark at 253-835-2646, or email@example.com. Published in Federal Way Mirror August 31, 2012 FWM 1930
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‘12 Ford F-350 Crew XLT
Turbo Diesel V8, Auto, 4WD, ABS, AM/FM/CD, AC, PW, PDL, Tow Pkg Was $53,755
‘12 Ford F-350 Crew XLT
Turbo Diesel V8, Auto, 4WD, ABS, AM/FM/CD, AC, PW, PDL, Tow Pkg Was $56,620
Turbo Diesel V8, Auto, 4WD, ABS, AM/FM/CD AC, PW, PDL, Tow Pkg Was $59,285
Turbo Diesel V8, Auto, 4WD, ABS, AM/FM/CD AC, PW, PDL, Tow Pkg Was $59,285
‘12 Ford F-350 Crew XLT
Turbo Diesel V8, Auto, 4WD, ABS, AM/FM/CD, AC, PW, PDL, Tow Pkg Was $54,225
‘12 Ford F-350 Crew XLT
Turbo Diesel V8, Auto, 4WD, ABS, AM/FM/CD, AC, PW, PDL, Tow Pkg Was $54,225
‘12 Ford F-350 Crew Lariat ‘12 Ford F-350 Crew KRanch Turbo Diesel V8, Auto, 4WD, ABS, AM/FM/CD, AC, PW, PDL, Tow Pkg Was $58,465
On Approval of Credit. After applicable rebates. Prices do not include taxes, license & doc fees.
Turbo Diesel V8, Auto, 4WD, ABS, AM/FM/CD, AC, PW, PDL, Tow Pkg Was $60,960
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