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Tragedies darken summer season at Steel Lake

State scores reflect last year’s shift to a new grade system



A pair of fatal accidents cast a shadow on the summer swim season at Steel Lake. The swim season starts the weekend after school lets out for the year, and ends on Labor Day, according to the city. The lake is staffed with anywhere between two to six lifeguards, depending on the time and volume of swimmers present. This year, those lifeguards oversaw approximately 10,000 visitors to the lake. In July, Prabhakar “Jay” Kumar, 17, lost his life after being submerged for an extended period of time in Steel Lake. Last month, 15-year-old Tope Akinlosotu was submerged for an extended period of time in the lake, and died from complications due to his submersion. In each instance, rescuers were able to locate the young men and begin resuscitation efforts. Both were revived and taken to local hospitals, [ more STEEL LAKE, p. 16 ] NEWSPAPER RACKS: To see a list of rack locations for the print edition of The Mirror, visit

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State testing results, which includes Measurements of Student Progress (MSP), High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE) and End-of-Course exams (EOC), were released by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction last week. For Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS), the results were a mixed bag of hits and misses.

Considering the tumultuous nature of the 2011-12 school year in Federal Way, Federal Way Superintendent Rob Neu was still encouraged by the results. “In spite of a challenging change process, our staff and students performed well and they are to be commended,” Neu said. Perhaps the most significant change that occurred within FWPS last year was the monumental shift to Standards Based Grading and Standards Based Education. According to the district, the shift was done to create a more equitable grading [ more SCHOOLS, page 8 ]

Mayor suspended from state bar, and that’s OK S. Priest is better known as the city’s first elected mayor and a former Republican Federal Way Mayor Skip state representative. Priest was susTo stay active pended from the in the state bar, Washington State lawyers must take Bar Association. several hours of As of May 1, CLE, known as conhe can no longer tinuing legal educalegally practice law tion. Priest said the in Washington. The state bar suspension Mayor Skip Priest was a result of his administrative suspension stems from decision to forego non-payment of insurance, continuing education and according to the state bar. not renew his license. He’s not too worried. As mayor, Priest runs the Priest’s entire law career daily operations of a city has consisted of one case, with about 90,000 residents. he said. In the Federal Way “I just don’t have time for Municipal Court, he reprecontinuing education right sented a defendant with a now,” Priest said. “We’re speeding ticket — and won. swamped.” In Federal Way, Mahlon [ more MAYOR, page 8 ] By ANDY HOBBS

A rendering of the proposed 9/11 memorial at South King Fire and Rescue station 64, 3700 S. 320th St. The groundbreaking ceremony for the memorial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. COURTESY IMAGE

Federal Way 9/11 memorial prepares for groundbreaking By ANDY HOBBS

Federal Way’s 9/11 memorial, which includes a steel beam from the World Trade Center, will break ground next week. The twin towers were destroyed Sept. 11, 2001, when al-Qaida terrorists hijacked four passenger jets in a coordinated attack. The hijackers crashed the jets into both World Trade Center

towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a rural field in Shanksville, Pa. Last year, two South King Fire and Rescue firefighters drove to New York to retrieve the steel beam, which will become the foundation for a local memorial. Federal Way’s memorial will honor nearly 3,000 victims who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy — firefighters, police [ more MEMORIAL, page 8 ]

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Family sues Federal Way police over suspect’s death By ANDY HOBBS

A family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Federal Way Police Department. David Young, 23, was shot multiple times and killed by Officer Matthew Leitgeb following a chase in August 2010. Police attempted a traffic stop because they suspected Young of driving a stolen vehicle. Young eluded law enforcement, police said, before the truck went off the roadway and officers performed a pursuit immobilization technique. Two sets of gunfire took place after Young backed the truck toward officers, according to reports. On Aug. 31, Tacoma attorney Darrell Cochran announced to local media that he filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle on behalf of Young’s family. The lawsuit accuses Leitgeb and the Federal Way Police Department of “unconstitutional use of excessive force” against an unarmed individual suspected of a minor, nonviolent crime. The lawsuit says police officers refused to provide medical treatment


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for Young as he died from the gunshot wounds. The lawsuit requests unspecified damages for pain and suffering, plus attorney fees. As of Tuesday, Police Chief Brian Wilson said the city has not been served with the lawsuit, and he is unaware of its contents. “We’re waiting to be served,” he said. “We will vigorously respond to this lawsuit.” Wilson referred to the 2011 inquest involving the shooting. An inquest is a public hearing of case facts, typically ordered by the King County executive in response to a death at the hands of law enforcement. In the inquest, a jury agreed Leitgeb had reason to fear for his life when firing the first time at Young. The jury was split on whether that same circumstance applied when he fired the second set of shots. “We strongly believe the actions of the officers were justified and the inquest jury found that to be the case,” Wilson said. An inquest is neither a civil nor criminal trial. An inquest jury does not determine guilt or innocence. It is up to the King County Prosecutor’s Office to pursue the case further after considering the jury’s findings on whether the shooting victim posed an imminent threat.

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Police Blotter Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: • Back-to-school shopping gone wrong: At 5:07 p.m. Sept. 2 in the 2200 block of South Commons, two juveniles were taken into custody for stealing from Target. According to the report, upon being detained, it was discovered that the duo had stolen merchandise from two other stores. The report notes the suspects said they were stealing the merchandise for “back-to-school” clothing. • Man beat up by strange man in living room: At 12:12 a.m. Sept. 3 in the 2500 block of South 316th Lane, a man was assaulted by an unknown man he discovered in his living room. According to the report, the unknown man, along with three female associates, fled the scene after the assault. • Father worried daughter is caught up in sex trade: At 9:52 a.m. Sept. 3 from an undisclosed location in Federal Way, a father contacted police regarding his concerns over his daughter’s possible involvement in the sex trade. According to the report, a records

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At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Federal Way residents are invited to a town hall style meeting in City Hall to give their input on how the city should manage its money for the next two years. A number of other presentations will be provided to local groups and organizations, and are as follows: • Sept. 11: 7:30 to 8 a.m. at the Denny’s restaurant on South 320th Street. This meeting is being held for the Kiwanis Club. • Oct. 11: A presentation will be given to the Federal Way Rotary Club at noon at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Any groups interested in a presentation may contact the mayor’s office at (253) 835-2402.

Congressional candidate has rough landing From the Bellevue Reporter

Ninth District Republican candidate Jim Postma escaped without injury after his plane crash-landed near the Spanaway Airport in Pierce County about 7 p.m. Sept. 3. Postma was flying a plane he has owned for the last three years. When he went to land, he had to circle the airport and retract the landing gear,

check of the daughter showed she is currently incarcerated. • Hotel heist: At 11:35 a.m. Sept. 3 in the 31000 block of Gateway Center Blvd., staff at a hotel contacted police regarding theft from one of the rooms. According to the report, staff believed the most recent guest of the room had stolen a TV and some towels, valued at $550. • Trusting the banks: At 5:56 p.m. Sept. 3 in the 32000 block of 19th Avenue SW, the victim reported that $30,000 in cash had been stolen from them. • Don’t pass out in the road: At 3:29 a.m. Sept. 2 in the 28000 block of Pacific Highway South, a man was discovered lying in the roadway. According to the report, a background check returned an active Des Moines warrant for the man. The man was arrested and transported to the SCORE jail. • Violent ex-boyfriend: At 3:41 p.m. Sept. 2 in the 1100 block of SW 350th Place, a man physically assaulted his ex-girlfriend. According to the report, after the assault, the man then forwarded nude picture messages from the exgirlfriend to another woman. • Menacing text messages: At 3:41 p.m. Sept. 2 in the 32000 block of 45th Place SW, a man received a number of threatening

text messages from a number unknown to him. According to the report, one of the texts threatened to “Stick my Glock 19 in your mouth.” • Employee misunderstands employee perks: At 9:33 a.m. Sept. 1 in the 34000 block of 16th Avenue South, an employee of a store was reported for repeatedly taking food items from the store and consuming them, without paying for them. According to the report, the employee had been doing this since the beginning of July, and there were at least seven incidents recorded of the employee’s behavior. The report notes the employee was terminated, and that the company would be seeking criminal charges. • Drunk woman blames grandmother: At 12:07 p.m. Sept. 1 in the 28000 block of 25th Place South, a woman contacted police to say she believed her grandmother had taken her wallet and hidden it, in order to keep the woman from going out the rest of the day. The report notes that the woman was intoxicated. Also, according to the report, the grandmother took the responding officer throughout the residence, and was unable to find the wallet. Police believed the intoxicated woman may have misplaced it, and had just forgotten where.

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Grieving mother wants safer lakes in Federal Way I wish to write a little note to all parents and families of teen kids. We all love our kids so much, but are we taking any precautions on keeping them safe once they are out of so-called home sweet home? Yes and no. We tell them to be safe and stay out of trouble, but are they really safe once they are outside playing with other friends? Take for example this summer. There have been so many deaths in our local lakes, or should we call them murders?

Federal Way’s key House races Democrats control the state House of Representatives 56-42 going into the election. They believe they will still be in control after the election. However, they may lose a couple of seats in the process. Conversely, Republicans feel they have a chance to take the House. In looking at key races, Republican control seems unlikely. But they may be able to reduce the Democrats’ margin and set the stage for 2014. And right here in Federal Way may be two of the more interesting races in the state to watch. Federal Way is in the 30th Legislative District and has one Democratic and one Republican House member. In position one, Democrat Mark Miloscia gave up his seat to run for state auditor and lost in the primary. Federal Way City Councilwoman Linda Kochmar, a Republican, pulled 26.41 percent. She will face Democrat Roger Flygare, who carried 25.78 percent of the vote, in November to replace Miloscia. There were 11,365 total Republican votes cast and 9,430 total Democratic votes cast in the primary, which on the surface would seem to favor Kochmar. If you’re running against an incumbent, conventional wisdom is you need to keep them under 50 percent in the primary to be able to convince funding groups you have a chance to win in November. Katrina Asay, the Republican incumbent in position two, received 48.5 percent of the primary vote, and the combined Democratic vote

was about 51.5 percent. Democrats think they have a good chance to win the seat with Federal Way City Councilman Roger Freeman. More about these two races will appear in a future column. The Senate race in the 10th District has captured most of the attention with Republican Rep. Barbara Bailey vacating her seat to challenge Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen. Democrats hope to win Bailey’s seat with Tom Riggs, who won 48.4 percent in the primary. However, the 10th District is a conservative district and the numbers suggest Dave Hayes, with 51.6 percent of the primary vote, will hold the seat in the Republican column. In the 25th District, Republican Rep. Bruce Dammeier is running for the Senate, and there is a very close race emerging between Democrat Dawn Morrell, a former House member, and Republican Shelly Schlumpf. Morrell took 46.5 percent in the primary to Schlumpf ’s 31.5 percent. The overall Democratic vote total was only about 400 more than the Republican vote total. Morrell goes into the general as the likely winner, but this is one where the Republicans could pick up a seat. Farther south in the 35th District, Republicans feel they might be able to take position two, as Drew MacEwen pulled 42.5 percent of the vote in a multi-candidate race. Democrat Lynda Ring-Erickson received only 28 percent. Even though the 35th District is a conservative district, it is also a Democratic district. [ more ROEGNER, page 5 ] Bob Roegner


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I think we can all agree that this past year has marked some drastic changes in our school district and a strong mix of emotions toward said changes — many being negative. I don’t want to get hung up on what is happening at the school level. Change takes time and it may be a while before we see the wisdom and benefits. Instead, I would like to focus on how the citizens of Federal Way can make changes of their own. If the community is unsatisfied with the education students are receiving, maybe it is time for us to support them outside of the classroom. It is easy to talk about the “basics” we want students to know: skills we expect them to possess. We can take the responsibility for that transfer of skills. How hard would it be to approach a school about offering to lead an after-school course in life skills such as personal finances, “shopping math,” or business appropriate writing? We, as a community, are a wealth of knowledge that can be poured into our students. Our hardworking teachers are expected to do a lot and it should be our privilege to support them. Let’s look at the opportunity before us to help shape the character and ability of the young people in our great city. After all, they are our future and they deserve nothing less. Another way we can make positive change is to be a visible presence. When students see that they are worth our time and energy, it has the ability to instill a motivation and a sense of worth that flavor how students approach their studies. By volunteering in our classrooms, being active in our school PTA groups and attending school events, we can show our students that they are valued and supported and that we want to see them succeed. Consider the small cost of your time as an investment in what truly matters, an investment whose returns we will all see the dividends of. Please, don’t stop trying to influence the system to best benefit our students, but remember, there are other areas where you can be a change-agent. Step into a classroom, mentor a student, become involved. The pride you show in our schools by your actions will reflect out and be evident to all who marvel at the success of our schools, students and teachers. I believe in Federal Way — its school district and citizens. Let us, as Gandhi said, be the change we want to see in the world.


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To submit an item or photo for publication in The Mirror: email Letters may be edited for style, clarity and length. How safe are our lakes for swimming? Why are we allowing kids to swim in these lakes — because it’s cheap to go anytime? We do get lifeguards and yet kids slip and fall and are never found until divers get to the so-called scene: Some kids who know how to swim still go under water, and divers come to help to find a body, and try to revive him. Families are called and informed your son was under water, yet they are able to revive him and get his heart rate back, he is on his way to hospital. No, we don’t need to hear this.

Once divers pull out a child from under water, he is no longer a healthy living child, if he did survive. I personally feel there is a huge loophole in our system. The sign boards at the lakes are not good enough for teen kids to keep them away from these death traps. Please, parents and concerned family members of teenage kids, I need your help to put up new rules or better sign boards with names of our kids who were trapped at lakes so as to raise concern for our death traps, what we call lakes.

Our government has options to shut down a swimming pool at gyms and hotels. They go check the purity of water. Who checks the purity of water at the lakes? Why are these lakes open for swimming? Everybody knows lake water is not clean. My name is Suman Kumar. I have just lost a child at Steel Lake Park. My kid was not a dumb child. He was 17 years, 4 months and 20 days. He had just graduated with a high school diploma from Todd Beamer and with associate degree from Highline Community College. My son, Prabhakar Kumar, was enrolled at Seattle University for an electrical engineering degree. [ more LETTERS, page 5 ]

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My family has gone through hell on earth since July 6, 2012, and I know this pain will continue for me and my family. I wish and pray no mother goes through these pains and sorrows by losing her child to these so-called lakes, which are beautiful to look at but once in, it proves to be a death trap.

Suman Kumar, Federal Way

Just say no to graffiti wall Regarding your Mirror article “Street artist seeks legal graffiti wall,” may I perhaps comment on this thug’s illegal contributions to society under the auspices of his graffiti being “art?” My a--. If I dumped my garbage in your lawn calling it “art,” would you embrace my endeavor? Not likely. “Elrik” hides his name, face and most of his body (via a winter hoody shirt) to avoid the stigma associated with his illegal and shameful activity of property destruction. How nice. His parents must be so proud. Perhaps “Elrik” might like to name them publicly in his support. Phhht. Right. I have seen his and his fellow taggers’ blight upon my community. If I were him, I too would cover my face for fear of violent retribution from rightful property owners and working society. Perhaps Singapore has this one right, where those found guilty are sentenced to caning for such activity.

Any discussion of publicly condoning these anarchists is yet another reason to move from Federal Way. “Elrik,” may you be caught, found guilty and sentenced to jail for the crimes you and your ilk commit and have committed. A local governmentfunded graffiti wall will not stop “Elrik” and his ilk from further destroying our quality of life here. Such a wall will promote others to undertake similar activity, further earning our great city the nickname of “Dreadful Way.”

M. Wade, Federal Way

FW schools suffer under new system What will the new school year bring? Thousands of students, parents, teachers, and staff ponder this question yet again as fall approaches. This past summer, I retired after working in the Federal Way Public Schools for the past five years as a third grade elementary teacher. Initially, I was impressed by the partnership between teachers and administration in working toward improving student achievement. I gave my wholehearted endorsement to anyone asking about working for FWPS or attending school there. This year, when my daughter was looking for a house and asked about the schools in Federal Way, I could not recommend FWPS. As much as I respected

[ ROEGNER from page 4] Ring-Erickson’s total may not have been high, but another Democrat had 23 percent that will likely go to her. The total vote favored the Democrats by more than 3,000 votes. An independent candidate had almost 6 percent of the vote, and those votes could make it close, but Ring-Erickson should win. For those of you with long political memories: Ring-Erickson has local connections. She worked for the City of Kent, and also was executive director of the Suburban Cities Association before moving south. One position that the Democrats had hoped to win was in the 47th District over in the Maple Valley area. Democrat Pat Sullivan holds one seat and Republican Mark Hargrove has the other. With Sullivan winning 58 percent, Democrats thought he might help carry well regarded Bud Sizemore to a win over Hargrove and gain a seat. That doesn’t appear likely, as Hargrove walked off with 54 percent in the primary. Republicans also hope to pick up a seat in the 28th District, where a close race is developing between Democrat Tami Green and Republican Paul Wagemann. While Green captured 51.3 percent to Wagemann’s 37.2 percent in the primary, the total votes had the Democrats leading by only about 600 votes. Green is favored, but

my fellow teachers, my principal, and the good intent of school administrators and all concerned, the past two years of Learning Targets and Power Standards have reduced teaching to testing, retesting, teaching to the test, scoring, and data entry. Students have had to spend inordinate amounts of time taking tests, reviewing test results, learning how to improve test scores, and retaking tests. The classroom projects and activities that motivate students and promote lifelong learning have been tested into obscurity. Am I against assessment or setting standards for teaching or learning? By no means, I received a master’s degree in teaching from Seattle Pacific University and a PhD in educational psychology at the University of Washington with an emphasis in assessment. Prior to teaching, I designed systems to assess physician performance at Group Health Cooperative. I believe that teachers, like physicians, need to be held accountable for results. In my first year of teaching, my third grade colleague and I received an award from FWPS, because our students scored the highest in the district on the math portion of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning. To be accountable, educators need ongoing assessments to measure student progress. But these should be reliable, valid, quick, easy to administer and should not take an

voter turnout will decide the outcome. In looking at the numbers, it appears the Democrats will retain control of the House. But they are likely to lose at least two seats, and possibly four, reducing their margin. The Republicans will use this gain to build toward 2014. The loss of a couple of seats may also help the Democrats. Republicans have always been able to maintain party discipline because as the minority party, it was the only way to have an impact. The Democrats have had a large enough majority that maintaining party discipline has sometimes been a challenge. If the Speaker’s Office was held by someone with less political skills than Frank Chopp, the Democrats may have split on enough issues to increase the Republicans’ leverage. Chopp has held them together with carrots and sticks. If their margin is reduced, it may actually be easier for Chopp to maintain the necessary discipline to force compromise with what is likely to be a divided and difficult Senate. If the Democrats keep marginal control of the Senate and full control of the House, the winner in the governor’s race will become crucial to how the agenda is set. Both Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna will be paying very close attention.

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

inordinate amounts of time for teachers or students. During 2011-2012, FWPS introduced 150 learning targets across four subjects, reading, mathematics, social studies, and science for the third grade. There were similar changes across all academic subjects in FWPS from kindergarten through high school. Despite excellent intentions at the board and administrative level, implementation at the class and teacher level was close to chaos. Teachers were told that each of the learning targets had to be assessed at least once during the school year. If a student failed to pass the first time they needed to have two additional chances to pass each learning target. Do the math—for thirdgraders who are 8 or 9 years old, 150 x 3 = 450 learning targets to be assessed per student per school year. With 180 days of school, an average of two to three learning targets needs to be assessed per day every school day in addition to MSP testing in spring for all students from the third grade up. FWPS has prided itself and rightly on its excellence at meeting state standards

for student performance while receiving one of the lowest per student allotment in Washington state. At the same time, they have been innovating to fully incorporate learning goals into school curriculum and assessments. They are now engaged in a transition from Washington state learning targets and power standards of the past two years to the “Common Core” imposed by the federal government. I sincerely hope for the sake of Federal Way students, teachers, and parents that the district decides to implement the “Common Core” in a way that is valid and reliable, but does not replace teaching with teaching to the test and learning with learning to take tests.

Sandra Hiramatsu, PhD, Seattle

Paper’s article on sand festival stirs things up The top story on The Mirror’s website is a long letter signed by 20 people, who blasted The Tacoma News Tribune for an article on the Northwest Sand Festival. To read the letter, visit

ELECTION NEWS: DEBATE OCT. 9 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, at Pacific Highway S. and S. 308th St. The evening will be divided between two races for the state representative. In position 1, Linda Kochmar (R) and Roger Flygare (D) will be featured from 5 to 6:30 p.m. In position 2, Katrina Asay (R) and Roger Freeman (D) will go from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The audience may submit questions, which will be collected before each debate. The moderator will ask as many questions as possible. King County Elections will mail ballots to voters approximately three weeks before the Nov. 6 general election. A debate for Congressional District 9 between Adam Smith (D) and James Postma (R), scheduled for Oct. 10, has been canceled.

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America, will present “Vote Pro-Life First: 2012 Is the Turning Point” at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Federal Way Jazz LIVE at Marine View: Free Regional Library, 34200 1st Way monthly concert series presents S. Free admission. Refreshments internationally-known recording served. Call (253) 632-0961. artist, composer and pianist Scott Cossu. Free all-ages show is 5 p.m. Lobsterfest: The 12th annual Sept. 9 at Marine View Church, Lobsterfest gala runs 5 to 7 p.m. 8469 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma. Sept. 15 at The Church of the Good Visit or Shepherd in Federal Way. Live call (253) 229-9206. lobsters will be flown in fresh from Maine. Lobster or BBQ ribs meal Job market: “Putting Your Best starts at $33. Takeout orders are Foot Forward: Writing an Effective LET US $27 for the lobster, which may be Resume” runs 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays, picked up between 3 and 5 p.m. Sept. 9-30, at Federal Way United CATER (ordering deadline Sept. 9). Visit Methodist Church. Register at (12 & UNDER) or call (in Cantina only) (253) 839-9220. BUY ONE, GET 2ND ONE BUY ONE, GET 2ND ONE (253) 854-6828. Sunday & Monday: YOUR Kid’s Club: The free 10-week ALL DAY EarthCorps: Help restore urban class for children who have been EVERY SUNDAY Tuesday – Saturday: forests in Federal Way with volNEXT affected by domestic violence will DINNER: equal or lesser value up LUNCH: equal or lesser value up 3:00 – 6:30pm $ unteer events on Sept. 15, Sept. to $12.95. Valid with coupon on to $6.95. Valid with coupon on meet once a week from 6 to 8 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday only. Sunday through Thursday only. beginning Sept. 11. To register, call 29, Oct. 6 and Nov. 10. Visit www. FIESTA! Not valid with any other offers or Not valid with any other offers or 8:00 pm - CLOSE MEALS (253) 833-5366. on major holidays. One coupon on major holidays. One coupon per table. Expires 10/13/12 per table. Expires 10/13/12 9/11 memorial: A groundbreak- Do it yourself divorce: This is a series of four classes designed ing ceremony for Federal Way’s 32015 23rd Ave. S., Federal Way 253.839.6693 OPEN DAILY AT 11 am to help those filing for divorce on 9/11 memorial will begin at 10 their own. The classes will go over a.m. Sept. 11 at South King Fire paperwork, important court rules, and Rescue station 64, 3700 S. the different stages of the divorce 320th St. (east of Interstate 5). A 9am-2pm Sat & Sun only process, and much more. Begins free pancake breakfast begins at Sept. 17. Each class is $100. Regis9 a.m. The event is open to the ter: (206) 497-1725. public, and all donations will go toward the memorial. Art history class: The art and cultural history of Italy will be the St. Francis Hospital Auxiltopic for the next weekly art class, iary: The group meets the second which runs 9:30 a.m. to noon TuesWednesday of the month in the days beginning Sept. 18 at Village medical office building next to St. Green Retirement Campus. Fee is Francis Hospital on 9th Avenue South. First meeting begins at 6:30 $55 for nonresidents. To register, p.m. Sept. 12. Call (253) 838-1473. call (253) 952-7714. 29100 Pacific Hwy. S., Federal Way Art at the bonsai gardens: Free disaster scenario workRainier League of Arts Mixed shop: Federal Way Emergency Media Art show will be held at the Management Division will help Weyerhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai prepare you in the best techNeed business loan? Collectiona in Federal Way through niques to create a shelter and an Consult with us. Sept.can Showyou. is open Tuesday evacuation plan. 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In Washington, immunization rates among teenagers ages 13-17 are increasing in some areas, and staying static or dropping in others, according to the 2011 National Immunization Survey. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced the findings recently, saying that more focus needs to be put on immunizations for people of all ages, especially in light of the recent whooping cough outbreak. “The whooping cough epidemic reminds us that it’s vital for teens to get immunized on time,” said Mary Selecky, state secretary of health. “Immunizing teens is as important as immunizing young children — it protects the teens and everyone around them, especially babies who are too young for vaccination.” While some improvement has been seen in teen immunization rates in the state, the data shows the state is still falling short of state and national vaccination goals. Among those goals is getting 90 percent of teens vaccinated against chickenpox (varicella), and 80 percent immunized agains whooping cough (pertussis), human papillomavirus (HPV), and meningococcal disease. Whooping cough vaccination rates improved 4 percent between 2010 and 2011 for teens, increasing from 71 to 75 percent. The national average is 78 percent, the DOH notes. The whooping cough vaccine has been made available in a number of ways this year, due to the fact that 3,800 cases have been reported so far in

2012, the largest number in 70 years. A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine, tDap, is recommended for anyone over age 11, due to the fact that the vaccine’s effectiveness declines throughout the years. In regards to HPV vaccination, Washington state is still among the highest in the nation with 69 percent of all females getting the first vaccination in the three-shot series. However, the rates decrease with each successive shot, with only 40 percent of teen girls in Washington getting the third and final shot to protect against HPV. 2011 marked the first time that vaccination rates for HPV were recorded among males, with 9 percent of young males in Washington state getting the vaccine, compared to the 8 percent national average. It’s recommended that children should get the HPV vaccine between ages 11-12 because they have a stronger resistance to the vaccination’s effects, as compared to older kids. “Some diseases, such as chickenpox, are more dangerous for older teens than for younger kids,” Selecky said. “Missing or delaying even one vaccine puts them at risk for catching and spreading disease. Parents should get their teenagers immunized when the teen sees a health care provider for sports physicals, injuries, or mild illnesses.” Washington state offers all recommended vaccinations at no cost for children in the state, up to age 19. To find a healthcare provider or an immunization clinic, contact the Family Health Hotline at (800) 322-2588, or visit cfh/immunize.

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[8] September 7, 2012 [ SCHOOLS from page 1] change. system, and also to provide sharper and clearer data about student performance. While there was some uproar at the beginning of the school year, eventually the dust settled. Students and parents alike learned the ins and outs of the new system. District Assessment Director Dave Davis said that major test scores like the state tests are expected to drop during years that experience such a large

Regardless, Davis said Federal Way students acquitted themselves well even with the drastic shift. “Federal Way students have more than held their own,” he said. According to the district, 4th-, 5th- and 7th-grade reading scores were up across the district, while 5th-, 7th- and 8th-grade math scores also showed an upward trend. Seventh-grade students showed strong gains as well, jumping nearly 11 percen- tile points in reading and six points in math. For the district’s high school students, the trend upward occurred mostly in math. Math scores, which are determined by the aforementioned EOC exams, showed a gain of two percentile points for students taking the tests for the first time, while second-year End-of-Course (EOC) exams scores were up nearly six points. Along with the uptick in math scores, science scores on EOCs were also up by

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eight percentile points. The district notes that last year was the first year that science was assessed through EOCs, and believes that may be why the uptick occurred. One of the areas that saw students taking a step backward was in reading and writing scores at the high school level. However, the district notes that FWPS was in line with the statewide trend of slightly lower reading and writing scores for high school students. “We made sweeping changes last year because we believe equity and excellence are more than empty words,” Neu said. “Now, we have more work to do. These results are our new baseline from which we will direct our work. We will continue relentless pursuit of academic success for each child while meeting the needs of the whole child.”

Priest earned a law degree from George Washington University in 1976. He was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in 1986. He still has membership in the Virginia State Bar, which he joined in 1976. Why did Priest earn a law degree and not practice law? Halfway through law school, he had a change of heart. “I decided I didn’t want to be a lawyer,” he said. Priest finished law school anyway, then landed a job as a legislative assistant for Oregon Sen. Bob Packwood. From there, he transitioned into the business world, with careers in finance in New York before owning small businesses in Washington. In 2002, he was elected to the state House of Representatives, where his legal training helped in the process of developing laws. In 2010, he was elected mayor of Federal Way. “Law school was the first step,” Priest said,

State superintendent State Superintendent Randy Dorn said he found the state test results encouraging. Read more online at

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noting how the degree enhanced his career. “Law training helped me a lot.”

Requirements by the state bar In Washington, admittance to the bar association is mandatory for lawyers who wish to practice law in the state. In some states, such as Illinois, bar association membership is voluntary. According to the state bar, Washington lawyers “are not required to have professional liability insurance coverage. However, they are required to report to the Washington State Bar Association, on a yearly basis, whether they have coverage.” The state bar reports that “failure to comply with the disclosure requirement will result in administrative suspension from practice until the information is disclosed, in the same way that lawyers may be suspended for failure to comply with the continuing legal education reporting requirements, but it is not a disciplinary violation.”

[ MEMORIAL from page 1] officers, citizens and more. The memorial will include a recognition of veterans from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. A groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at South King Fire and Rescue station 64, 3700 S. 320th St. (east of Interstate 5). A free pancake breakfast begins at 9 a.m. The event is open to the public, and all donations will go toward the memorial. The South King Firefighters Foundation is collecting donations and arranging in-kind contributions. The project is expected to cost about $25,000. The memorial awaits final approval from the City of Federal Way before construction begins, likely in the spring, said assistant chief Gordie Olson. The goal is to finish the project by Sept. 11, 2013.

Background • In August 2011, Lt. Scott Mahlen and firefighter Sven Schievink drove 55 hours to New York to bring back a steel beam from the World Trade Center. • To contribute to the memorial, mail tax-deductible donations to South King Firefighters Foundation, 31617 1st Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98003.

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Learning is a continuous process, and it’s never too late to learn something new. Like the body needs exercise – so does the mind! We invite you to learn what it’s like to live a healthy lifestyle at Village Green Retirement Campus and to experience the various programs and activities we provide for a sound body and mind! This month we kick off our partnership with Todd Beamer High School to formalize our association for continuing education for seniors!

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Police battle firefighters at charity chili cook-off

The Federal Way Farmers Market’s annual Charity Chili Cook-off runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at The Commons mall (SW corner parking lot). Federal Way police battle South King Fire and Rescue firefighters for chili supremacy. Tickets are $10 and includes chili, cornbread, salad, drink and dessert. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Washington, the South King Firefighters Foundation and the farmers market. Pictured: Janice Siebenaler of Heritage Bank and Samuel Sim of Banner Bank are competing to sell tickets for the chili cook-off. To buy tickets on behalf of the firefighters, contact Sim at (253) 661-3404 or To buy tickets on behalf of the police, contact Siebenaler at (253) 941-8541 or Janice.Siebenaler@ COURTESY OF ED STREIT

Join us for a field trip to the fair for great food, fun, music, comedy, animals and more! Bus leaves Village Green at 10:00 a.m.


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Planning a pregnancy or currently pregnant and seeking an obstetrician? Come spend some time with our providers and enjoy a tour of the St. Francis Family Birth Center. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6-7 p.m. (tour at 5:30), St. Francis Hospital Medical Office Building, 34509 9th Ave., Federal Way. Registration required. Register online at or call toll-free 1-888-825-3227. FREE

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Sept. 25 at the Christian Faith Center. Learn more at Seniors and caregivers: This month, Comfort Jazzercise: Free fitness classes available every MonKeepers sponsors several classes in support of seniors day throughout September. Jazzercise is at 650 SW and caregivers. Topics include long-term and hospice Campus Dr. Call (253) 333-8886. care. To learn more, contact Sheila Goodfellow at Advancing Leadership alumni: The Evening with the Stars spaghetti dinner and aucWomen’s Club of Federal Way: Monthly COMMUNITY tion runs 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Federal Way luncheon meeting will be held 11 a.m. Sept. Community Center. Tickets are $20, ages 10 19 at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. and under are free. Sponsorships available. Entertainment features Silk Master C. Allen, Contact who will unleash magic skills using a variety of silk scarves and hankies. Cost is $14. NewcomBrahms Symphony No. 4: Federal Way Symers welcome. Reservations: (253) 927-2766. phony presents this concert at 2 p.m. Oct. 7, featuring Christina Siemens on piano: Property rights: Glen Morgan of the Freedom Foundation will speak on “Property Rights at Risk, The Federal Way Sings the Messiah: Federal Way Growth Management Act, and Agenda 21” from 4 to Symphony Choral Society invites singers, church choirs, 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Federal Way Regional Library, school choruses, and community choruses to sing 34200 1st Way S. Call (253) 632-0961. Handel’s “Messiah” on stage with the Symphony. Rehearsals will be 7 p.m. Tuesdays starting Oct. 9 at Todd Pay It Forward Breakfast: This fundraising event Beamer High School. Concert is Nov. 18 at St. Luke’s. benefits Reach Out Federal Way’s homeless shelters Call (253) 344-1754. for men and women. The event runs 6:45 to 8:45 a.m.







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Federal Way HS junior ends summer in New York City By CASEY OLSON

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Zeek McNeal and the fourth-ranked Federal Way Eagles blew out the Rogers Rams in their opener Friday, 41-14, at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. McNeal scored a pair of first-half touchdowns on runs of 31 and 68 yards. The first week of action wasn’t as kind to Beamer, Jefferson and Decatur, who all lost. For complete coverage, see casey olson, The Mirror

Soccer preview: Beamer looking to reload Jefferson and Decatur hope to make another playoff run mentality all season, we will be great,” Lindberg said. Leading the returners is forward The Todd Beamer girls soccer Jenny Hoefel. The senior was the Most program seems to always lose a lot of Valuable Player in the SPSL South and talent to graduation every year. first-team All-State a season ago But, like the over-used sports after leading the Titans with 18 analogy goes, the Titans don’t goals and seven assists. rebuild, they just reload. “This year, she is a captain Beamer snagged its second and will be leading the team,” South Puget Sound League Lindberg said. South Division championship Also back for Beamer are in a row and fifth in the past six seniors Jenna Floyd, Kiele Jenny Hoefel years a season ago by finishing Bowman and Courtney Bogart, without a loss in league play juniors Megan Anderson and (13-0-3). But head coach Joel Taylor Crace, and sophomores Chaise Lindberg graduated nine seniors from Cole and Kristen Falecki. Anderson that team. and Floyd were both second-team, “If this team can learn to play [ more soccer page 16 ] together and continue a hard-working CASEY OLSON

Decatur senior Victoia Braun battles with a Sumner player during the Gators’ 9-0 loss Tuesday. casey Olson, The Mirror

Federal Way High School junior Mitch Stewart had quite a summer on tennis courts around the United States. The defending Class 4A state singles champion played in tournaments all over the nation in the past few months, from Florida to Michigan to Washington. But Stewart got the ultimate thrill for a tennis player in America last week when he played at the U.S. Open Junior Boys’ Tournament at the Mitch Stewart massive USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. The tournament is for players 18 and under. Stewart finished 1-1 at his first-ever appearance in Queens. The 16-yearold beat Canada’s Brayden Schnur in the opening round of the junior boys’ qualifying draw in a three-setter, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, before being knocked out of the tournament in the second round by Portugal’s Vasco Mensurado in an extremely close match, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4. Mensurado, who came into the match as the fifth seed, won just two more points during the entire three sets, 109-107. Stewart, who was unseeded, made just one unforced error during the match and double-faulted only once. Against Schnur, Stewart dominated after a shaky first set, winning 12 of the final 15 games. Earlier in the summer, Stewart added another huge title to his trophy case when he won the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys 16s National Clay Court Championship. Stewart beat 13th-seeded Baker Newman, who hails from Miami, in the championship, 6-1, 6-2, at the Delray Beach International Tennis [ more stewart page 14 ]

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Casey Olson

It’s a trickle-down effect. High school players are mimicking the best college athletes, who dream of becoming stars in the National Football League. Between 1970 and 2006, according to an analysis by a newspaper in Florida, the average size of an NFL offensive lineman increased 62 pounds during those 36 years. Pretty amazing stuff. And I’m pretty sure that number is even more pronounced at the high school level. Back in the ‘90s, when I was in high school, a 220-plus pounder was a beast. Now, it isn’t odd to see a 220-pound quarterback or running back. All you have to do is look at the “best of the best” football players the state of Washington has to offer to come to the conclusion that bigger is better. According to the Seattle Times’ 2012 Preseason All-State Team, only six of the 24 players are listed under 200 pounds, and those include a running back, two wide receivers and three defensive backs. The All-State offensive line, the true gauge of extra girth, averages an astounding 6-foot-6, 317 pounds, led by the mountainous Leo Keilani from Rainier Beach. Keilani is listed at 6-foot-9, 380 pounds.


To further illustrate the point, Bear Bryant’s 1966 undefeated Alabama team had only 19 players who weighed more than 200 pounds. The heaviest weighed 223. The linemen averaged 194 pounds. In 1988, only three NFL players weighed 300 or more pounds. In 2011, according to, there were 352. Obviously, Big Macs aren’t the only reason for the added bulk. High schools now feature sophisticated weight training programs. Height and muscle-building supplements are also part of it. So is genetics. People are just bigger nowadays. Take the fourth-ranked Federal Way High School football team. The Eagles, who finished 10-1 a season ago, feature 18 players on their varsity roster listed at 235 pounds and above. And those guys aren’t all offensive linemen. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Rod Jones plays running back and middle linebacker for the Eagles and will play in college next fall. The added weight does have its problems, obviously. Doctors and trainers are reporting increases in certain injuries in recent years — stress-related muscle and ligament tears, knee sprains and foot fractures — that can be directly attributed to the strains placed on developing bodies by extra bulk.

Sports briefs: FWFC ‘01 Blue wins title By CASEY OLSON

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The Federal Way Football Club (FWFC) ‘01 Blue girls soccer team recently won the under-11 gold division at the Island Cup on Bainbridge Island on Aug. 26. The team’s roster includes Jessica Karmell, Addie Saarenas, Halo Parks, Shayna Snodgrass, Allison Stewart, Abigail Cretti, Marlene Guidel, Jordan Lindquist, Anna Swanson, Isabella Borelli, Sydney Young, Gillian Soo, Juliana Bernal and Peyton Miller. The team is coached by Joe Jordan. • The Federal Way Boys [ more briefs page 16 ]

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And that doesn’t even go into the big increase in concussions the added weight and speed throughout football are causing. That’s another column entirely. The weight issue also goes beyond the football field and into everyday life, as evidenced by “Super Size Me.” Obesity rates have increased for all population groups in the United States over the past several decades. Between 1986 and 2000, the prevalence of severe obesity quadrupled from one in 200 Americans to one in 50. There have been similar increases seen in children and adolescents, with the prevalence of obesity nearly tripling over the same period. Approximately 9 million children over 6 years of age are considered obese. The Federal Way school district has made some major meal changes this year. The district is now requiring students to take a serving of a fruit or vegetable. More whole grain foods will be available, along with plain low-fat or fat-free milk or flavored fat-free milk. All meals will now contain 0 grams of trans fats. The question is, when will the super-sizing stop on and off the football field? In 20 years, will there be 300 pounders running the ball behind 400-pound offensive linemen? We will have to wait and see.

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Center in Florida. Stewart, who is ranked fifth in the country by the USTA and 9th on the AthleticDNA College Recruiting List, became the first player from Washington to win a clay court boys’ 16-under title since the tournament began in 1967. The title came on the heels of Stewart rolling through the 2012 season unbeaten at Federal Way. His sophomore season culminated with the Class 4A state championship at the Columbia Basin Racquet Club in the Tri-Cities last spring. He beat Skyview’s Kent Andreasen in the final, 6-2, 6-3, to finish the year 25-0. The win gave Stewart the state title that eluded him as a freshman. Stewart lost his only high school match of his two-year career to Jackson’s Michael Chamerski in the 4A championship. In total, Stewart is 50-1 at Federal Way. Stewart has already narrowed his college choices to four of the most powerful programs in the nation — Duke, Georgia, UCLA and Washington. Stewart has elected not to play tennis at Federal Way High School during the fall. Instead, he is competing on the Eagle cross country team, where his coach, Chris Williams, said he has the potential to finish in the top-10 at the Class 4A state meet.

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[ soccer from page 13 ] all-league selections last season. Anderson had seven goals and five assists, and Floyd finished with five goals and five assists. The Titans will also count on some newcomers to make up for the losses of the nine seniors from last season, including sophomore Maddy Colson and freshmen Alyssa Nordman, Tivona Tinsley and Kacia Rogalla. The Titans’ youth showed a little bit Tuesday night in their first SPSL South match of the season. Beamer lost to Puyallup, 2-1, after allowing two firsthalf goals. It was the Titans’ first league loss since a 2-1 defeat by Emerald Ridge on Oct. 9, 2009.

Jefferson The Raiders just kept getting better as the season progressed last year. Jefferson started the SPSL North season with a 2-6-3 record before rallying to qualify for the West Central District Tournament with four wins in their last five matches. Second-year head coach Lauren Gehring hopes to get the Raiders back into the postseason again this year. Gehring returns six players and also brings in a strong group of freshmen. She sees the 2012 season starting in a fairly similar fashion. “I think we will start off a little rocky, due to injuries and how young we are,” Gehring said. Offensively, the Raiders are essentially replacing their entire production

[ STEEL LAKE from p. 1] where they eventually succumbed to the effects of their prolonged submersion in the water. Cary Roe, Federal Way’s Director of Parks, Public Works and Emergency Management, gave a brief overview of the swimming season at Steel Lake during

from a season ago. Jefferson brings back players who tallied only four goals last year. The biggest of those losses comes with the graduation of forward Lindsay Dahl, who tallied 28 of TJ’s 41 goals in 2011. The Raiders’ leading returning goal scorer is senior Chevay Warnes, who was second on the team with three goals a season ago. Warnes also finished with four assists. Jefferson also brings back seniors Nicole Goldingay and Shelsea Carrillo, junior Kendra Wallace, and sophomores Chentay Warnes and Katelyn Bird. Jefferson will also count on talented freshmen Lissette Carpenter, Cassidy Lane, Kelsey Van Ogle, Samantha Cheever, Kellie Twitchell and Samantha Simundson.

Decatur The Gators made a surprising run into the Class 3A state quarterfinals after starting the season 0-3-0. But Decatur lost a lot from last year’s team, including a pair to college scholarships. Gone are the Gators’ two leading scorers from a season ago in Ashley Graves (13 goals) and Abby McFaul (four goals, five assists). Head coach Christy Overby is going to have to break in several new players during the preseason, especially up front. Decatur returns only two goals from last year, one each from sophomore Sierra Shugarts and senior Lexie Gilbert. The Gators started their season with a 9-0 loss to the Sumner Spartans, the

the Federal Way City Council’s Sept. 4 meeting. Roe offered his sympathy to the friends and families of two young men who died from incidents this year at the lake. “I’d like to extend my condolences to the families and friends of the two young men who lost their lives at Steel Lake this year,”

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Federal Way The Eagles finished last year with a disappointing 5-9-2 record, missing out on the postseason in the SPSL South. Federal Way’s biggest problem was putting the ball in the back of the net. The Eagles finished their 16-game schedule with just 25 total goals, and 18 of them came during four wins over Spanaway Lake and Bethel. Federal Way was shut out a grand total of five times. But the Eagles return their two leading scorers from last year in sophomore Gabriela Pelogi and senior Bianca Arizpe. Pelogi finished with seven goals and two assists as a freshman and Arizpe had six goals. Federal Way opened its season with a scoreless tie against Bethel on Tuesday. Goalkeeper Sarah Shimer picked up the shutout.

Roe said. “At the parks department, we take that very seriously, and take a lot of steps to try to keep that from happening. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen this time, but I did want to extend my condolences to their families and friends.” Roe said the city annually inspects the dock and some related structures at the lake, along with signage. Another thing the city offers at Steel Lake is a

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[ briefs from page 14 ] and Girls Club is currently enrolling youth for the 2012 Fall Season Soccer League. The deadline for early registration is Sept. 23. Late registration will be accepted on a space-available basis and charged an additional $5. Fall Season Soccer is a program for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade. Grades K-6 will be co-ed and formed from local elementary and middle schools, area and grade. The season runs from Sept. 27-Nov. 17 and games are played on Saturdays around Federal Way. The Kindergarten Clinic will run on Saturdays only from 10 to 11 a.m. The clinic runs Oct. 13-Nov. 10. The program costs $60 for first through sixth graders and $55 for the Kindergarten clinic (plus a $36 annual Club membership fee). Registration can be done online at or in person at the Club, 30815 8th Ave. S., or by calling (253) 681-6514. For more information, contact Dolan Holt, athletic director at the Federal Way Boys and Girls Club at • The Seattle Thunderbirds will open home play for the 2012-13 Western Hockey League regular season Saturday, Sept. 22 at the ShoWare Center in Kent against the Portland Winterhawks. The home opener at the ShoWare will include a Party on the Plaza with music, food and entertainment. Seattle starts the season on the road against the Winterhawks on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Rose Garden. Seattle will travel to Portland to take on the Winterhawks in the annual New Year’s Eve game on Dec. 31. The defending league champion Edmonton Oil Kings come to ShoWare Center on Tuesday, Feb. 26. T-Birds season tickets are currently on sale. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the T-Birds office at (253) 239-7825. used, and it’s a program we think is worthy of continuing.” Roe said there’s a number of swimming lesson programs available for people of all ages, including a class specifically aimed at teens who need to learn how to swim. “The program is designed for this to be done with other teens, and not younger children,” he said. “You get some peer pressure and embarrassment (when the

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Home on a daily basis $.40 per mile plus stop off and unloading pay $200/day minimum pay Health & prescription insurance Family dental, life, disability insurance Company match 401K, Vacation & holiday pay $1,000 longevity bonus after each year Assigned trucks Direct deposit

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1972 KENTW 64/14 mobile home, Camelot Square Mobile Home Park, #324, 3001 S 288 St. Ph: (253) 839-7575

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City of Federal Way Notice of Public Hearing PROPOSED 2013 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ANNUAL ACTION PLAN NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Federal Way Human Services Commission will conduct a public hearing on Monday, October 1, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hylebos Conference Room on the second floor at City Hall (33325 8th Avenue S, Federal Way, Washington 98003) on proposed Program Year (PY) 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan. The City of Federal Way expects to receive $576,450 in CDBG funds for the program year 2013 (January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013) and to reallocate approximately $469,115 in prior year funds for the purposes of undertaking a variety of projects meeting one of the three national objectives - 1) benefit low and moderate income persons, 2) aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight, or 3) meet other community development needs having a particular urgency. Detailed information about proposed PY 2013 CDBG ANNUAL ACTION PLAN and the proposed projects will be available for review beginning Au-

gust 27, 2012, during regular business hours at the Mayor’s Office (33325 8th Avenue S, Federal Way, WA 98003) and online at For additional information, please contact Jay Bennett, Community Services Manager, at 253-835-2650, during normal business hours. Written comments on Federal Way’s proposed PY 2013 CDBG ANNUAL ACTION PLAN and proposed projects will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on October 1, 2012, and may be forwarded to: City of Federal Way, Attn: Jay D. Bennett, 33325 8th Avenue S, Federal Way, WA 98003. Any person may present written comments to the Human Services Commission during the hearing, and/or may appear at the public hearing to give public testimony. Reasonable accommodations at the public hearing such as sign language interpretation or alternate formats for printed materials are available for individuals with disabilities with advance notice. City Hall complies with the American Disabilities Act. Please call Brook Lindquist at (253) 835-2401 at least two business days in advance to request accommodation. For TDD relay service call 1-800-833-6388/TDD or 1-800-833-6384/voice. This notice will be translated into alternate formats for individuals with disabilities and/or alternate languages upon request. Printed in Federal Way Mirror September 7, 2012 FWM 1932

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