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4 finalists named to head Bellevue College Candidates will visit campus, meet with students, faculty, staff and community The Bellevue College Board of Trustees announced Oct. 15 that four finalists for president have been selected: ■ Ronald T. Brown, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wayne State University in Detroit ■ Terrence J. Burgess, Ph.D., president of San Diego City College in San Diego ■ Jack E. Daniels III, Ph.D., president of Los Angeles Southwest College in Los Angeles

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■ David L. Rule, Ph.D., president of the Rock Creek campus of Portland Community College in Portland, Ore. During official campus visits, each candidate will participate in a public forum open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. The forums will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Carlson Theater on the following days:

■ Monday, Oct. 22 – Ronald Brown ■ Tuesday, Oct. 23 – David Rule ■ Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Jack Daniels ■ Thursday, Oct. 25 – Terrence Burgess Full biographies and photos of the candidates are posted on the college’s presidential search website: Laura Saunders, a former vice president of administrative services at Bellevue College, has been serving as interim president since last year, when Jean Sarto Floten, who had been president for 23 years, announced her resignation to serve as chancellor of WGU Washington.

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City Council eyes property tax hike for capital projects The Bellevue City Council learned it could chip away at a backlog of key capital projects by raising property taxes 4 percent in 2013 and 2015. City Manager Steve Sarkozy told the council Monday, Oct. 15 that the new revenue could be dedicated to priority capital projects, such as East Link and expansion of Wilburton arterials. The 4 percent property tax would fund the projects and a 1 percent property tax in 2014 could provide maintenance operating funding, Sarkozy said. “A 4-1-4-1 kind of approach would be a good way to strategically address the backlog of unmet needs at a relatively nominal cost to property owners,” the city manager said. Sarkozy presented the property tax increase idea during his introduction of a “status quo” preliminary 2013-2014 budget. He said he was offering the idea in response to council concerns about important, but unfunded capital projects. Lower interest rates and labor costs associated with the recession mean the city has more buying power at this time, he noted. A 4 percent property tax increase would

Eastside firefighters resurrect tradition of of bagpipe bands BY ANA SOFIA KNAUF UW News Lab

If you thrill to the sound of bagpipes, you’re in luck — there’s a band of talented performers right here on the Eastside. The Eastside Firefighter Pipes & Drums band is a registered nonprofit and was founded in 2009 by Capt. Don Turner and Jon Parkinson to resurrect the firefighter traditions of bagpipe bands. Historically, firefighter pipe bands were formed to play at fire department functions, including memorial services for fallen members. Currently, the band has nine “kilted” or active bagpipers and a section of drummers, five of whom are on snares, three on tenors, and two on bass. Kyle Wailor, 35, is one of the tenor drummers and has been with the band since its inception. As a firefighter, his department serves Issaquah, Sammamish, North Bend and Carnation. Though he did not have any prior musical experience, Wailor chose to become part of the band because he enjoyed the traditions of firefighter pipe bands. Eventually, he achieved a “kilted” level of playing. “At first, I wanted to learn the bagpipes, but then I found out I had no musical ability,” Wailor said with a laugh. “It is an extremely technical instrument that would have taken me forever to learn. Learning to play music is like learning a foreign language. Drumming ended up seeming like a good fit for me.”


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It will be the third International Community Health Services clinic to open since the organization was founded in Seattle’s International District almost 40 years ago. Back then, ICHS served mostly low-income immigrants from the Philippines, China and Japan. In the 1970s and ‘80s, the clinics started seeing more Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian patients, and more recently, it expanded to serve an even wider variety, after opening a clinic in the Holly Park Neighborhood in the Rainer Valley. That clinic serves the most diverse zip code in the nation, 98118, with large Somali, East African, Latino and Russian, populations. Staff at the clinic speak 15 different languages and serve a patient population that speaks up to 50 differ-

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Bellevue College Radiation Therapy student Blake Salter, right, demonstrates technology to Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Sen. Patty Murray during a tour of the BC campus on Friday, Oct. 12. The technology was purchased with the help of Department of Labor grants. COURTESY PHOTO

US Secretary of Labor tours new BC program BY KAITLIN GROVES Bellevue Reporter

Stacy Cube, a Washington, D.C., native who has worked in human resources for the past 10 years, saw her career start to suffer when her husband’s army job forced them to move every couple of years. So she enrolled in the radiology technology program Bellevue College to learn skills she could use to find jobs more easily following the moves. That’s exactly the sort of person that the U.S. Department of Labor plans to help through an $11.8 million grant to Bellevue College to start a health IT apprenticeship and career services program. The program will involved more than 2,000 participants and help from eight other colleges. The goal is to help fill the “skills gap” between businesses looking to hire trained workers and unemployed people looking for jobs, Sen. Patty Murray said following a tour of the health information technology program facilities at BC on Friday with US Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “Jobs are open, but people are not skilled in the right

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, right, speaks with Patricia Dombrowski, director of the Life Sciences Informatics Center; Kevin McCarthy, dean of Health Sciences; and Paula Boyum, Vice President of Economic Development and Workforce, all of Bellevue College. Solis visited Bellevue College to highlight a Department of Labor grant the college received that will fund health IT programs for veterans and dislocated workers. COURTESY PHOTO place,” Murray said. “Business people are looking at education folks to fill that skills gap.” Solis also emphasized program’s usefulness. “Healthcare is recession proof,” she said, “and it’s going to continue as we move out the Affordable Healthcare Act.” She credited Murray and President Barack Obama for the grant’s passage. “I don’t do this alone,” she said. “I can only do

Dinner to benefit anti-trafficking groups Sunrise Dental will hold its second annual charity auction and dinner on Nov. 10 to benefit the University of Washington’s Women’s Center Task Force on Human Trafficking. Last year’s auction raised more than

as much as my senators and congresspeople. That’s where the purse strings are.” This grant - the largest the college has received in its nearly 50-year history - is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program, a $2 billion division of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

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Vote yes on I-1185 to hold down taxes


hen will state lawmakers learn? Four times now, voters have said they want taxes raised only if at least two-thirds of the state House and Senate vote to approve them. Four times now, legislators have ignored the message. As a result, we once again have an initiative – I-1185 – on the ballot to reset that standard. Voters should vote “yes” on I-1185. Tax increases should be a last resort, not a convenient trough from which to fund state programs. Unfortunately, too many legislators can’t control themselves – or have the gumption to stand up to special interest groups and say “no” to unrealistic demands for more and more and more. While the economy may be getting better, far too many people continue to struggle. Higher taxes only adds to their burden. Some people argue that crimping the Legislature’s ability to raise taxes puts vital state services at risk. That’s nonsense. What it does is force lawmakers to make choices and put available money where it’s most needed. With higher and higher taxes, there’s less incentive to do that. Voters should vote “yes” on I-1185.

‘Yes’ on I-1240, charter schools


ew things are more important than education. Our children’s’ futures – and ours, too – hangs in the balance. So, how do we know that what we’re giving them is the best. Initiative 1240 – charter schools – can help us find out. Under I-1240, a total of 40 charter schools – public schools with the same academic standards and teacher requirements as other public schools – would be allowed to see if education can be delivered to students in a better way. Forty-one other states already allow this, giving parents another educational option for their children. Our state should step up and help our children, too. Our children need all the educational options they can get to be successful. Vote “yes” on I-1240. – Craig Groshart, Bellevue Reporter



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or most, the return of the rain to our region after 81 days of sunshine marked nothing more than a minor inconvenience. After going through the hall closet for a rain jacket or two, checking last year’s umbrella for tears and (perhaps) cleaning the gutters, the weather amounts to little more than a few drops on the head during the walk from the car to the office. But for the often invisible homeless population on the Eastside, the drop in the mercury signifies a months-long Josh Suman struggle to stay warm and dry. Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, an organization that collaborates with shelters and other organizations to advocate for the homeless, holds an annual event aimed at putting a figure on the area’s homeless population. On Jan. 28, 2011, 2,422 people were counted outside between 2 to 5 a.m. and 6,382 were either in shelters or transitional housing. Luckily, there are a host of groups dedicated to guiding those 8,804, and those who went uncounted, through the unrelenting elements. Congregations for the Homeless, based in Bellevue, is one such agency. Using a three-part approach that includes access to an emergency shelter, a case management system and subsidized housing, Congregations for the Homeless has seen a total of 319 men move into housing since 2006. The 2011 total of 67 nearly tripled the number from the first year. Bruce Borremans has been with the agency since 2006 and has been front and center during its growth. “Right off the bat, there were 30 guys in the shelter and

we were moving people into housing,” he said. The case management program recently launched a new opportunity not only for the homeless, but local residents as well. Rather than writing a check or dropping off a bag of canned corn and other forgotten pantry items, people in Bellevue can now have a direct impact on the homeless population as a life coach. For one hour per week, life coaches meet with an assigned individual and work in concert with the case management staff to provide support, advice and more importantly, a positive and accepting voice from the professional world. “It gives them an opportunity to meet people from a different walk of life,” Borremans said. “A case manager may have a case load of 25 guys. But the life coaches only work with one person.” The benefit for the coaches is apparent as well. Borremans said many of the coaches are former business professionals who, like the men they work with, are offered a new perspective through the relationship. “They get to meet someone they probably never would meet,” he said. “It gives them a chance to help move someone forward.” And if only for a short while, it’s nice and dry. For more information on becoming a life coach or volunteering with Congregations for the Homeless, call Bruce Borremans at 425-985-7233 or visit them online at Josh Suman is a staff writer with the Bellevue Reporter. He can be contacted at or 425-453-5045.


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Don’t change healthcare benefits The recent picketing of Boeing Corporate offices by Boeing retirees in downtown Seattle is an attempt to pre-empt a possible action of Boeing senior management to renege on a previous contractual obligation to provide early retirement healthcare benefits to former and current active SPEEA employees. As an important part of the employees total compensation package, concessions on salary raises and other fringes were traded for this future deferred benefit. Just because some provisions of current contract is renegotiated and renewed periodically every few years does not entitle Boeing to unilaterally revise the wording of the contract provisions pertaining to this deferred benefits in order to relieve themselves of their prior contractual obligations and promises. In this period where local students are being encouraged to study hard on STEM subjects to become future Boeing engineers and scientists, it behooves Boeing to demonstrate goodwill to the community by being ethical, legal and moral members of this community.

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Vote for marriage equality I add my voice to all faithful people who believe in marriage equality. The state makes marriage legal. Religious communities bless and celebrate marriage. But the abiding love and commitment of couples who choose marriage as the most perfect expression of their unity makes a marriage. I believe that god does not care about the gender of couples who marry as long as their love is honest and their commitment true. The state ought not to care about peo-


add about $21 to the annual bill for the owner of a $500,000 home. It would generate about $1.4 million, with which the city could issue $15 million worth of bonds. The council asked the city manager to come back with more details about the property tax increase idea at a future meeting, possibly as early as Monday, Oct. 22. Over the next several weeks the council will discuss the proposed budget, which includes just incremental

ple’s gender either. All committed, loving couples deserve the same rights and responsibilities under the law. The marriage equality law passed by the Legislature preserves the right of religious communities to consecrate marriages according to their beliefs. It also establishes civil right of all citizens in our state to enjoy the rights and responsibilities of marriage. It is a good law. As a person of faith, I invite all Washington residents to vote to approve Referendum 74.

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Honor civic duty by voting Bellevue Reporter editor Craig Groshart is right that voting is a gift not to waste, both for naturalized and birthright citizens. Especially this year, with the presidential candidates offering starkly contrasting visions for the future of America, our decision will have a profound and long-lasting impact. Those born abroad who have become American by choice represent a crucial part of our national identity. Indeed, they represent the American Dream itself — the idea that anyone, regardless of their circumstances, can create a better life for themselves through hard work and sacrifice. Many of these people are strivers and risk-takers, and they help make America great. We have already seen how immigration is changing the political calculus. The wooing of Hispanic voters—an important and growing voting bloc — by both Republicans and Democrats is an example. Both parties must appeal to as much of the electorate as possible to remain competitive in the years ahead. Pandering to nativist sentiments is a losing strategy over the long-term. Regardless of whether one’s family has been here for two years or two hundred years, it is extremely important for all of us to honor our civic duty and vote. Nothing less than the direction of our country is at stake.

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growth. The general fund, which covers core services such as police, fire, transportation and parks, is budgeted to grow 4.4 percent in 2013 and 3.2 percent in 2014. “We’re not adding in this budget, but we’re also not cutting further,” Sarkozy said of a draft budget that follows ones that were trimmed in 2011 and this year. The third and final public hearing concerning the budget is set for Nov. 19. At Mayor Conrad Lee’s request, people invited by the council will participate in a focus group on Nov. 8 concerning the budget.

Stop playing games

Now Hilary Clinton takes blame for the Libya security gap. I find it sad that the president has set a tone of the buck stops on someone else’s desk, not mine. We were not told of the security request, per VP Biden. Blaming Bush is too long a stretch, so the Secretary of State takes the hit to protect the president in an election year. Leadership takes responsibility for the actions of its staff – that means Clinton and Obama are responsible. Stop playing games and protect our people – diplomatic, military and civilian.

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Wyman best choice I enthusiastically support Kim Wyman for Secretary of State. As your Secretary of State for the past 12 years, I fully understand the qualities needed to serve successfully in that position. It’s not a matter of political party preference. Instead, it’s the ability to rise above party and oversee elections and the other office functions in a fair, non-partisan way. Wyman has demonstrated that quality for 12 years as the Thurston County Auditor. She is endorsed by 66 present and former county auditors including 24 Democrats. Wyman would bring remarkable breadth and depth of knowledge and professional experience to the position. She has been administering elections and historical records for 21 years. Wyman is the candidate with true vision for the future. She was selected by the PEW Foundation to be the local government official to serve on a task force on voter registration modernization. Wyman has received strong endorsements from every endorsing newspaper in the state. Please join me in voting for Kim Wyman for Secretary of State.

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Republic Services, KidsQuest win chamber business awards BY KAITLIN GROVES

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Republic Services was named the Eastside business of the year, and KidsQuest Children’s Museum the small business of the year, at the 2012 Bellevue Chamber Eastside Annual Dinner last week at the Hyatt Bellevue Regency. Republic Services, the second largest solid waste and recycling collection and processing company in the United States with its area headquarters and operations division in Bellevue, emphasized their commitment to environmentally friendly business practices in a press release issued shortly after receiving the award. “Republic processes more than 200,000 tons of recyclables per year at the Seattle recycle center,” Anne

Laughlin, the communications and public relations manager for Republic Services Northwest area, said. “That’s the equivalent weight to 500 loaded 747 airplanes.” Republic also noted that it has shown commitment to the environment through substantial investment in compressed natural gas. “Right now, we’ve converted a little over 50 percent of our fleet (to CNG),” Jeff Borgida, the general manager of the company’s Bellevue division, said, “and we expect to have the rest converted within 18 months.” Each truck that the company converts from diesel reduces carbon emissions by the equivalent of 325 cars per day. Pacific Continental Bank and Vertafore, Inc. were also finalists for the award. The KidsQuest Children’s Museum,

the small business of the year, provides “interactive play” - focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math - for children from infancy through age eight and their families. The company is currently raising $12 million to move from their Factoria Mall location into the Rosalie Whyel Doll Museum in Downtown Bellevue. So far, they have raised $1 million, and the museum’s leaders think its necessary to raise the rest to improve their visibility. “I can’t even tell you the number of people who call and say, ‘I’m in the parking lot, and I can’t find you.’” Other finalists for the small business of the year include Andelcare and The Bellevue Reporter.

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Business tax reporting may get easier The Bellevue City Council on Sept. 24 approved taking the next step to streamline the way companies report and pay their Business and Occupation (B&O) tax. Bellevue and four other large cities in western Washington (Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and Bellingham) are working to create one-stop, online tool designed to make it easier for businesses to register and pay lo-

Fossil plans store in Bellevue Square Fossil will open a new accessories store at Bellevue Square on Oct. 29. The company plans to host a housewarming from 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 11 to introduce the brand. At the housewarming, Fossil plans to give customers the chance to win one of 14 Fossil gift cards.

cal B&O taxes, share data and lower costs. The joint effort is a response to state legislation proposed early this year that would have changed the way B&O taxes are collected. For Bellevue alone, such a change would lower the amount of revenue collected by $1.6 to $6 million. In 2011, Bellevue collected about $24.5 million in B&O taxes from approximately 18 percent of the city’s 35,000 licensed businesses. Most firms are exempt from the tax because their annual, taxable gross receipts are less than the $150,000 threshold, or because the size of their business is less than 250 square feet. Councilmembers directed staff to consult with the Bellevue business community and return in November with proposed tax code changes to simplify filing, make it more understandable, eliminate inconsistencies and make the multi-city tax portal possible

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Microsoft CEO’s pay dips Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s pay package fell 4 percent after his bonus was trimmed partly due to slower-than-planned progress in the software company’s online business and a drop in revenue at its Windows division. Ballmer’s pay dropped to $1.3 million from $1.4 million in Microsoft’s latest fiscal year through June, according to the Associated Press.

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12 promoted at Clark Nuber Twelve employees at Bellevue-based CPA firm Clark Nuber have been promoted. Bryan Dean, Scott Haberman, Mandy Statz and Matt Sutorius have been named managers. Aaron Jacobs has been promoted to Director of Audit Operations. Named Senior are Brandi Fruik, Teresa Hartmeier, Tiffany Kawasaki, Mike Nurse, Matt Schubert, Melissa Stevens and Bonnie Walter.

CKC adds staff Cary Kopczynski & Company (CKC) in Bellevue has added four individuals: Al Leaverenz, Associate as BIM/ CAD Manager; Elaine Peng PE, SE as Senior Design Engineer; Gregg Vernon as Senior CAD Designer and Allison Tran as Administrative Assistant. Leaverenz has more than 30 years experience and returns to CKC after running his own CAD/BIM company. Peng has more than 13 years of experience. Vernon has 23 years of experience in structural drafting, including six years experience in BIM and Revit drafting. Tran has five years experience as a special education teacher and a title specialist at a law firm. CKC, a structural engineering firm, designs urban buildings and parking structures throughout the United States and beyond.

Wingstop now open Wingstop, a Texas-based chain which focuses on cooked-to-order chicken, has opened in Bellevue at 14875 Main St. in the Kelsey Creek Shopping Center. It is the first of several planned in the Greater Seattle area. Wingstop of Bellevue will celebrate its grand opening from Friday, Nov. 9 to Sunday, Nov. 11 with a community event weekend, including a wing sampling day, radio remote and Atomic Wing Challenge eating contest. Wingstop of Bellevue is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight. More information is available at, or call 425-974-1142.

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Residents have a chance to suggest names for five new Bellevue streets this fall. The city will build the streets, to include a grand boulevard, in the Bel-Red area as it is transformed from a light industrial district to a transit-oriented development featuring housing, shopping and commerce. Giving the area a sense of place was one of the goals of the planning effort that resulted in sweeping land use code and zoning changes for Bel-Red in 2009, so the city is breaking with its practice of numbered streets here. The city will consider all suggestions for street names. The names may be based on the area’s industrial past or recall its natural, agricultural and ethnic heritage. Suggested names may also refer to neighborhood landmarks and events, as well as something about the area’s future. The streets to be named are: Northeast 15th/16th Street: This street will be a lynchpin and key east-west corridor for Bel-Red, serving cars, pedestrians and cyclists and incorporating a series of environmentally sensitive urban open spaces. Two segments each of Northeast 14th and 18th streets: These streets will be “green streets,” generally located between stream corridors and trail connections, with an abundance of trees and landscaping to limit stormwater runoff. Suggestions may be submitted online at, and will be accepted until 3 p.m., Nov. 30.

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Ggrant to help KITH project The Bellevue-based Master Builders Care Foundation is partnering with the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to give a $10,000 grant to support Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing (KITH). The grant will support a renovation at KITH’s Salisbury Court. The foundation’s HomeAid program is restoring one of the 4-plexes at the site. Local homebuilder Murray Franklyn is leading the project, involving its employees and trades partners. The grant, plus in-kind contributions, will reduce KITH’s out-of-pocket expenses by 95 percent. Bank of America has long been a supporter of HomeAid, both locally and nationally. The renovation is expected to be complete this month.

Rain, oil on roadway cause crashes A long period without rain followed by torrential rain created the perfect conditions for car accidents on Oct. 13. And there were four near the southbound Interstate 405 to westbound Interstate 90 interchange ramp between about 9:20 and 10 a.m. alone. Washington State Patrol Trooper Michael Porter caught two of those accidents on his patrol camera. During an investigation of the first two accidents, third vehicle lost control and rammed into the wreck, barely missing Porter. When it’s dry, oil collects on the freeways, and then Reach your best prospects with the Bellevue Reporter Delivered every Friday

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A new midwifery group has emerged at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland after an embezzlement severely impacted the hospital-based Center for Women’s Health last year. Local support comprised of midwives, doulas and parents collaborated with Evergreen administration to create EvergreenHealth Midwifery Care. Now with four midwives, expecting families will be able to take advantage of aroundthe-clock care. Kirkland’s Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s Machining Technology program has received nine new machines totaling around $400,000, which helps the popular program further increase student skills in the hot manufacturing market. The new machines are a direct reflection of the booming manufacturing market and demand for skilled machinists. Currently LWIT’s Machining Technology program has 72 enrolled students. Kenmore officials are considering a first-ofits-kind city-implemented toll on the Sammamish River Bridge to fund worn out streets and bridges. City officials say several large cracks on the east bridge, which was built in 1970, are widening, partly due to increased traffic from motorists avoiding the 520 tolls. If a tolling option were to be approved at the city level it would be the first of its kind in the state. City staff recommends that a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) adopts a $20 vehicle fee. Under state law, a TBD may impose an annual vehicle fee of up to $20 per vehicle without a public vote. The fee would only be imposed on Kenmore residents to pay for transportation projects within the city and be levied on all vehicles in Kenmore and trailers weighing more than 2,000 pounds.

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Juanita 35 Sammamish 7 The Totems continued to struggle as the Rebels opened a 21-0 first quarter lead at won 35-7. Daniel Nazariya had an eight yard scoring run for Sammamish, which will look for its first win of the season against rival Interlake at home in a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday.

Bellevue Christian 6 Eatonville 57 The Vikings were dropped by Eatonville and will face Charles Wright in the regular season finale next week in Tacoma.

Interlake 10 Lake Washington 16 Interlake dropped its fifth straight on the year, 16-10 to Lake Washington, ahead of the rivalry matchup with Sammamish next week. The Saints will be after a sixth straight Crossroads Cup win and took down the Totems 53-25 last season.


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Cole Nordstrom has seen the growth of lacrosse in Bellevue first hand. A graduate of Bellevue High School and junior with the Denver University Pioneers, Nordstrom was part of the Wolverines state title season in 2010 and saw the game’s popularity begin to swell during his youth. Nordstrom was a First Team AllState selection as a midfielder in 2009 and again during the state championship Cole Nordstrom season of 2010. He was also the winner of the team’s Wolverine Award, given to one player each season that exemplifies the mission of the program. Bellevue head coach John Baumann said Nordstrom’s most memorable qualities were his work ethic, determination and of course, outstanding talent. “He was a captain in 2010 for the state championship team and was a driving force in getting the program back to the glory days,� Baumann said. “He put his team first, ahead of possible individual stats and was really the catalyst.� Baumann added that during Nordstrom’s senior year, he barely missed out on an All-American selection and would have made the cut in subsequent years with the number of spots awarded. Nordstrom, who was in town for the Seatown Classic lacrosse showcase between Maryland and his own Denver University squad, took some time with the Reporter to talk about the growth of lacrosse in Seattle, how it prepared him for Division I competition and the perception of Seattle area lacrosse outside our region.

Budda Baker scored three first half touchdowns, including two on interception returns, as the Wolverines raced to a 42-3 lead at the half over the secondranked Wildcats and won 49-10. Max Richmond, Myles Jack and John Nguyen also had touchdown runs for Bellevue, which will host Liberty on Friday at 7 p.m. in the final home game of the regular season.

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Bellevue women second at USTA 3.0 National tournament A group from Bellevue finished second recently at the United States Tennis Association 3.0 Adult National Championships. The team fell in the final match of the tournament, 3-2 to a team from Dallas, Tex. after taking down a squad from Connecticut to earn their spot in the finals. Michelle Snyder and Mari Moline are the co-captains for a team that also includes Cari Sapp, Angela Taylor, Elisabeth Beebe, Cindy Goetzman, Corinne Beardsley, Lisa Schilling, Tara Verburg, Heather Watts, Tobey Bryant, Carolyn Carlesimo, Audrey Scallon. The team plays out of Bellevue Tennis Club. More than 835,000 players nationwide take part in USTA leagues and the national championship tournament drew the top 17 women’s 3.0 teams from around the country.

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With the move back to Class 3A for the 2012-13 school year, some of the athletic programs around Interlake were unsure where they would stand in the postseason. The boys golf team can rest easy. Coach Scott Marcum’s Saints capped a second consecutive KingCo title during the regular season with a 35 stroke win over Juanita and remained perfect in the process. A week later, Interlake repeated as league champions at the 2A/3A KingCo meet with a 13 stroke win over secondplace Bellevue, paced by the 75 of senior Patrick Sato, who finished in tie for second individually with Bellevue’s Radleigh Ang. And that barely begins to describe the dominance. Only two teams, Bellevue and Mercer Island, came within 20 strokes of Interlake in the team scoring. The Wolverines, which fell by 15 at Tam O’Shanter in late September, were the closest competitor all season. “It’s been incredible,” Marcum said. “This is the best team I’ve ever coached, top to bottom.” School records for scoring in relation to par (seven under) and strokes (169) also fell in 2012 and six Saints are among the top ten scorers in 3A/2A KingCo. But it wasn’t just the top end of the team getting the job done. In Washington prep tennis, only the top five scores

from each team count in the team scoring total. In four of the seven matches this year, Interlake’s five non-counting scores would have still been good enough to win the match. “It’s not just these same five guys carrying us,” Marcum said. “It is the development of the entire team.” Parsons, a senior, was not among the top six last year but has made his mark in 2012, firing an even par in the waning moments of the match to help his team to its goal of a sub-170 score. Douglas, who Marcum said is the most improved player during the past two seasons, tied for medalist honors in a match this year two seasons after being cut from the team. Interlake will have a week to prepare itself for the KingCo Medalist Tournament next Tuesday at Willow’s Run (Eagle’s Talon) before returning to the SeaKing District Tournament for the first time in five years, again at Willow’s Run (Coyote Creek). Andrew Kennedy, senior; Patrick Sato, senior; Grant Cole, sophomore; Andy Liu, junior; Sam Fisher, sophomore; Colin Joy, junior; Leo Parsons, senior; Kyle Douglas, junior; Jonny Haag, senior; Josh Gibbs, sophomore; Jens Dolmseth, junior; Austin Strother, senior; Brandon Samphire, senior


lot of people know much about us. With Landon (Carr) at Maryland playing in a couple national championships, that has helped put Washington on the map. Some of the club teams have started to make some noise. It’s starting to get there but it’s certainly not a brand name. Hopefully we will get there soon.


REPORTER: What is the biggest change from prep lacrosse to D-1? NORDSTROM: Everyone is a Division I athletes. It isn’t like high school where I was maybe bigger,

faster and stronger. They all got recruited for the same reasons I did. There aren’t nearly as many weak links as there were when I was in high school. REPORTER: What is the perception of Seattle area lacrosse at Denver, or when you travel around the country? NORDSTROM: Not a

REPORTER: For people who are unsure of lacrosse or maybe haven’t given it a try, what do you say? NORDSTROM: It’s the fastest game on two feet. If you like playing sports, you will love lacrosse. There is always something going on- running, hitting, scoring. It’s a great game.

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KITH raises $68,000 Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing’s 10th Annual Autumn event “Creating Abundance,” raised nearly $68,000 Sunday, Oct. 7, to help homeless and at-risk families. The highlight of the evening, KITH’s client Nacole reminded guests of the impact of the agency’s programs. “I came to Washington on a hope, wing and a prayer along with my two-year-old twin daughters and only one suitcase between the three of us,: Nacole said. “I wanted my twin girls to have a safe home where I could raise them with the love they deserved.” Nacole told guests how her life has changed for the better. In addition to meeting her family’s needs for housing and practical support, KITH provided case

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of guys who were really motivated and interested in learning a completely different type of instrument,” she said. Salmi herself has quite a background in music. A recent graduate of UW, she minored in music while teaching the Northwest Junior Pipe Band and driving between Seattle and Portland to practice with her own band, Portland Metro Pipe Band. She has been teaching EFPD for about a year. “The firefighters all enjoy socializing and having fun, but are also very hard working. I have yet to meet one that doesn’t put their body and soul into what they are doing,” she said. Band members are not paid to participate in the pipe and drum core and joining is voluntary. EFPD members are required to purchase their own instruments and performance uniforms, which can run over $2,500. The group is funded entirely by private donations and also helps support fire department-related charities like the Northwest Burn Foundation. To learn more about EFPD, visit or check out the band’s Facebook page for photos, videos and more. Ana Sofia Knauf is a student in the University of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory.

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Dr. McTiernan’s study enrolled 218 women in a year-long, nutrition and exercise based weight loss program. Participants met regularly with a study nutritionist to learn strategies for healthy eating and weight loss, and also worked closely with a specialist to develop and maintain a moderateintensity aerobic exercise program.


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Sounders get a kick out of Kindering kids BY ANDY NYSTROM Reporter Newspapers

As Seattle Sounders FC soccer players watched, 3-year-old Vallory Hurlimann first booted a soccer ball with gusto and then ran up the field as fast as her little legs would go. Lisa Hurlimann kept a close eye on her daughter, who has Down’s syndrome, and rooted her on the whole way during last Sunday’s afternoon of celebration for young athletes with disabilities at Arena Sports in Redmond. For three hours, Kindering — a Bellevuebased nonprofit helping infants and children with special needs — Special Olympics Washington and Starbucks formed a hat trick of organizations that brought families together on the athletic field to play and visit with each other. There were plenty of laughs, high-fives and tears from all involved. “It’s my daughter’s first time participating in a Special Olympics event, and I think so far that it is awesome,” Lisa Hurlimann said about half-way through the event. “I just feel like Vallory’s got a great future. She’s totally having fun, she’s showing off her little natural talent to kick a soccer ball around.” Vallory is a Kindering graduate along with Frannie Ronan, 3, who entertained herself, family members and friends at the other end of the field by waving green and orange flags while jumping and running around. Frannie, who also has Down’s syndrome, was accompanied at the event by her grandparents and mom and dad, Mike Ronan, who works at Starbucks and is on the Special Olympics Washington board of directors.

Mike’s goal of putting on a kid-friendly sporting event came to fruition Sunday. “With the parents, they’re so grateful to have a place to take their kids, and (have) a support system, a sense of community where they can go talk with other parents and have a great time with their whole family,” said Elise Nelson, Kindering development coordinator. Added Beth Wojick, CEO of Special Olympics Washington: “This is our farm team. It’s a lot like baseball, right? — we’ve got to have a farm team. These are up-and-coming future athletes and it’s really important that we build the bridge from when they’re really young.” Older athletes on hand on Sunday were Sounders FC’s Andrew Duran, Roger Levesque, Bryan Meredith and Zach Scott. Levesque, who recently retired and received a Golden Scarf prior to the Sounders’ 3-0 win over rival Portland, kicked some balls around before the event and was joined by the others later. “Coming out here and seeing the kids participate and the families participate and how much fun they were having — it was really something special,” he said. Levesque and the other Sounders were in the spotlight when they placed medals around the kids’ necks during the closing ceremonies. “You just see the faces of the kids lighting up, getting their medal and that pretty much says it all right there,” he said. Added Scott: “It was fantastic. Those kids were very excited — a lot of them are adding medals to the trophy case, so that’s great.” Andy Nystrom is editor of the Redmond Reporter. He can be contacted at anystrom@

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How did Sundance Energry get started? Back in 1981 we primarily did solar water heating and pool heating. We did that until 1985 when the federal government stopped offering a tax credit for installing solar energy systems. At that point we had to reinvent ourselves. We wanted to keep the same theme, which was saving people money and offering environmental solutions for energy. What made the most sense to our business was natural gas and it’s sustained our business since. We’ve been around for over 30 years now.


How does your company promote the use of clean energy? When we burn coal, oil, diesel, wood – all of these things are bad for the environment. They put pollution in the air and contribute to greenhouse gas problems. Natural gas is a clean burning fuel source. The beauty of burning natural gas is its emission is carbon dioxide which is not really a pollutant as there’s no particulate in it. Heating our homes is an essential need for everyone so we really believe the most environmentally friendly way over the years has

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been natural gas. The new product on the market is ductless heat pumps. They do use electricity but because of its efficiency, they are probably the most environmentally sound way to heat. It also makes a lot of sense financially as it is 3 times more efficient than electric heat and 5 times more efficient than oil or propane heat. Homeowners can find substantial savings on their heating. Whenever we do something that’s really good for the environment, it tends to be really good financially as well.


Why is your business important for Northwesterners? Costs of heating your home are rising. People need reliable, comfortable heat that doesn’t cost them an arm and a leg. On a cold winter, people end up spending too much money and sometimes unfortunately, they start being uncomfortable in their homes.


How does the US compare to other countries in ductless heat pump installation? In 2009, Japan installed 7 million ductless heat pumps, China installed 16 million units, and Europe installed 7 million units. Comparably, the U.S. only had 300,000 new installations. We have traditionally used horribly inefficient heating systems and people aren’t yet used to these new ductless heat units. Perhaps it’s a a cultural issue but our outlook is changing really quickly. The U.S. is recognizing very rapidly that this is the future in heating and cooling. Use of ductless heating is expected to double this year we’re going to do well over a million units. Other traditional furnaces are going down in volume every year the

more we recognize their inefficiencies. We do lead in this high technology, environmentally sound, energy saving equipment.


Can you tell us about some of the awards and recognition that Sundance Energy has received? We are one of only a few companies that have been awarded the Puget Sound Energy’s Platinum Performance Award for Customer Service. We’ve gotten Angie’s List super Service Award for the last five years and have gotten Best of Northshore with the Bothell/Kenmore Reporter. We’re one of the only Mitsubishi Top Diamond Dealers, which allows us to give people a better warranty on their products. In addition, we one of the original Rheem Top Contractors in the state and we’ve been featured on New Day Northwest on King 5 three times.


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eiman Marcus and Target, two of my favorite retail stores, have cocollaborated with 24 of America’s most preeminent designers, all members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and created an amazing 52-piece holiday collection that everyone will be able to afford. These giftable items for women, men, children, pets and home will be available on Dec. 1 at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online at and Rose Dennis Neiman Who would have thought that a premiere luxury brand retailer and a discount mass merchant would come up with this amazing concept? In the competitive retail environment, this has not happened before. As consumers, we will now be able to purchase items from well-known and respected designers at much lower price

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Nightmare at Beaver Lake: Oct. 19-31 (closed Oct. 22, 23). Family Scare ($10), 7-7:45 nightly. Full Scare ($16), 8-10 p.m. Sun-Thurs; 8-11 p.m. Fri-Sat. Free parking off 244th Ave. SE, just south of SE 24th in Sammamish. Fall Fun Fest: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26. Participants can wear their costumes and enjoy activity booths, face painting and prizes. $2. Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. South, Issaquah. www.


Bastyr University’s Haunted Trails: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 19-20. $20. Bastyr University,

Pee Wee Monster Bash: 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 26. Kirkland’s “cool ghouls” pre-kindergarten creatures are invited to the 10th annual Pee Wee Monster Bash Carnival. It will be a “spooktactulary” fun time for costumed-critters ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult. $10.95 residents or $13.14 non-residents. North Kirkland Community Center, 12421 103rd Ave. NE, Kirkland.

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Dark Hollow Haunted Forest: 7–11 p.m. Oct. 19-20, 25-27. “Two Themes. One Trail. Zero Chance of Survival.” $15. Family Walk, Oct. 20, 27 (non-scary), $5. Royal Arch Park, 20821 Renton-Maple Valley Hwy. SE. Renton. Boo Carnival: 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 27. Spirited fun for children ages 8 and under. Admission fee required. Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Hwy. www.

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Sound Transit is seeking input of proposed 2013 service changes, including several that impact Bellevue. The organization has released a draft of the 2013 Service Implementation Plan that seeks to maximize efficiencies on its ST Express system of regional buses by reducing service on low-performing routes while adding service to corridors where double-digit ridership growth has caused overcrowding on some buses.

Chorus offers free singing lessons Bellevue-based Northwest Sound is offering singing lessons for a song. The free program, by Donny Rose, a professional musician, teaches people to sing a cappella harmony in six easy weeks. The “Sing, Sing, Sing” program is the chorus’ annual community outreach program. “It’s part of our charter,” explained the group’s president Bob Thomas. “We invite men of all ages to experience the joy we know as barbershop singers.” The free program culminates ahead of the chorus’ annual holiday show, scheduled this year for Dec. 1. Rose and vocal professional Nikki Blackmer teach three holiday songs and people will perform them on stage with the barbershop veterans. “I came for the free singing lessons,” says Joe Hage, who joined the barbershop chorus last year. “I’ve always loved to sing

but never had any vocal training. I came for the free lessons and quickly got addicted to ‘locking chords’ in harmony.” Northwest Sound recently hosted three nearly sold-out audiences and their fan base continues to swell. “It sets us up nicely for our annual ‘Singing Valentine’s’ where a Northwest Sound quartet shows up at your sweetheart’s door,” said John Ludeman, the group’s vice president of music. The chorus recently placed third in the Evergreen District, which encompasses Washington, Alaska, Western Canada, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The singing lessons are offered Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church in Bellevue at 1934 108th Ave NE. For more information or to register, visit

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Heritage Corner A look at Bellevue’s past

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Japanese American farmer and sons, outside a packing shed. Courtesy Eastside Heritage Center. COURTESY PHOTO, Eastside Heritage Center

Local farmers survive during Great Depression In the late 1920s Bellevue’s Japanese American farmers were, in the words of one resident, producing “too much stuff ” to sell locally. However, packing companies charged such high prices for their services that the farmers could not make a profit shipping the surplus to other regions. The solution: the farmers opened their own shipping and packing company, the Bellevue Vegetable Growers’ Association (BVGA). By 1933 the BVGA had enough capital to build its own packing shed in Midlakes next the railroad tracks. The most common crops shipped were tomatoes, strawberries, peas, lettuce, and cabbage. At its height, 60 families were members of the BVGA and they could package up to 50 boxcars of produce in the summer season. Heritage Corner is a feature in the Bellevue Reporter. Material is provided by the Eastside Heritage Center. For more information call 425-450-1049.

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Luncheon to raise funds to help seniors Veteran KING 5 meteorologist Jeff Renner is scheduled to serve has master of ceremonies at the Gathering for Seniors luncheon next month to help fund the variety of free services provided by volunteers from Eastside Friends of Seniors. A limited number of seats are still available for the luncheon at noon on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Bellevue Hilton, 112th Ave. SE. Donations to Eastside Friends of Seniors will be accepted, but corporate sponsors and individual donors have contributed to cover the cost for the luncheon. Eastside Friends of Seniors provides free services to seniors in communities from Bellevue to the Snoqualmie Valley. Volunteers provide minor

household repairs, occasional rides to medical appointments, help with shopping and other services designed to allow seniors to retain the dignity of living independently. The organization was founded in 1997 as Faith in Action to enhance the lives of seniors in Issaquah and the Sammamish Plateau. The program expanded in 2008 as an independent non-profit agency to serve residents of the rural communities in East King County and officially changed its name to Eastside Friends of Seniors to more closely match the mission of the organization. The agency expanded into Bellevue earlier this year to meet the requests from an increasing population of seniors.

Puget Sound Energy to offer free LED bulbs Puget Sound Energy’s Rock the Bulb: The Re-Energize Tour 2012 is coming to Bellevue on Oct. 27-28, offering residential electric customers the chance to save energy and hundreds of dollars on their electric bill. The utility will give PSE residential customers free light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. Rock the Bulb will be held at the Bellevue Fred Meyer at 2041 148th Ave. NE, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 75 percent of the clients served by Eastside Friends in 2010 identified themselves as low income. Almost half have mobility issues, while one-third of the clients have challenges with sight and/or hearing. The luncheon is a new effort to support the free services of Eastside Friends of Seniors. The organization had supplemented grants from corporations and congregations over the past several years with an annual auction. For more information on the luncheon, go to www.gatheringforseniors. org or call 425-369-9120. Call or or email to request services or become a volunteer.

New to Rock the Bulb, customers can receive LED bulbs in addition to compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. Customers who attend Rock the Bulb can exchange up to 15 of their old inefficient incandescent bulbs for the same number of free Energy Star-qualified energy-saving bulbs, choosing from a variety of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and up to five LED bulbs. LED bulbs use up to 80 percent less energy while producing the same quality and brightness of light that customers are used to getting from incandescent bulbs. The qualified LED bulbs have a lifespan of up to 25 years and can last up to 10 years and use up to 78 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. The average incandescent bulb can last up to 1,000 hours or one year.

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Arts and entertainment activities ■ “Big River”: Village Theatre showcases a new Broadway musical about the adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Through Oct. 21 in Issaquah. Tickets $22-$63 at www. or 425-392-2202. ■ Get Crafty Saturdays! Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection tells the story of the first and most avid collectors of Shaker art. Check out iconic Shaker furniture in the exhibit and invent your own miniature furniture with various types of fun wood pieces! Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 4 - 12. $2 materials fee per child or free with admission. ■ Eastside Symphony opens the 2012-2013 season Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Alexei Girsh will begin his 21st season with Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 (1st mvmt.), Lalo’s Cello Concerto, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. The concert will also freature performances from two Young Soloist winners – Mira Yamamoto and Audrey Chen. ■ Little Bill and the Bluenotes: The Northwest blues icon plays Bake’s Place. Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Dinner and show seating starts at 6 p.m. $20. 155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue.

The gift of music was given to the Teen Center in Bellevue last week, in the form of a new piano donated by "Ten Grands" of Seattle. The donation of a new Fischer & Sons’ console piano designed by Sherman Clay was made possible by grants from The Snowman Foundation and the Rotary Club of Bellevue. Proceeds from the annual Ten Grands Seattle concert provide funding for Snowman Foundation grants to organizations in Washington state. A dedication ceremony held last Thursday included brief remarks by representatives of the various organizations, followed by a performance by Ryan Cambron, a Teen Center program participant. Other speakers included Steve Dewalt of Bellevue, representing The Snowman Foundation and Ten Grands Seattle; Lance Latimer, Teen Services Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue; Nick Merz, Music Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue and Robert Rose, President of the Rotary Club of Bellevue.

Located in the former Lake Hills Library, the Teen Center is one of 13 sites within the City of Bellevue operated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue. It encompasses more than 9,000 square feet of space, including a performance stage and learning lounge. “Ten Grands,” is a benefit concert presented in Seattle and Portland thats serves as a major source of funds for The Snowman Foundation - a nonprofit organization whose mission is to give the gift of music to children. Established in Portland in 1999, the Snowman Foundation has raised more than $2 million since inception “to share the joy, the healing, the learning, and the life-changing gifts music has to offer. More than 80 pianos have been donated in Portland and Seattle. Proceeds from the Seattle concerts have funded grants for more than two dozen organizations around Puget Sound that provide music education and experiences for youth.

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■ “The Addams Family”: The first national tour of the new musical The Addams Family will make its Seattle premiere Oct. 24 to Nov. 11 at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, the smash Broadway hit brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. Tickets available at or call the Box Office at 206-625-1900. 5th Avenue Theatre, 1308 5th Avenue, Seattle. ■ “Senseless”: Celebrate the Halloween season with a tour of Mercer Island’s Haunted Forest. Now in its fourth year, Youth Theatre Northwest and their cast of youth performers transform the usually tranquil paths of the park into a dramatic maze of mystery, turmoil and horror. The guided tour and performance will take you down a winding path, over a swaying suspension bridge, into a dark and lush forest to surround you with story. Island Crest Park, 5500 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island.

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Governor appoints student trustee to Bellevue College board With his appointment by Gov. Christine O. Gregoire, Bellevue College student Robert Rowe has become the first student in history to serve as a trustee at any of Washington state’s 34 community or technical colleges. His selection is the culmination of years of effort by Bellevue College students to gain representation. Rowe, who is 52 and a resident of Auburn, earned a science transfer degree and a certificate in accounting at Bellevue College and is a Phi Theta Kappa honor society member. He is taking additional prerequisite courses needed to enter a bachelor’s degree program in education, all while working full-time as an electrician, and eventually plans to become a high school math teacher. Rowe has two daughters who attend the college, and another daughter who is a former student.

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“It’s really quite an honor for me to serve on the board. I think it’s important to have student representation, so I can give the trustees the student’s perspective regardRobert Rowe ing significant decisions,” Rowe said. Over the past five years, students at Bellevue College spearheaded the effort to allow those who attend the state’s community and technical colleges to serve on their boards of trustees, a right that students at the state’s public universities have had for years. Working under the guidance of Assistant Dean of Student Programs Faisal Jaswal, and with the support of BC’s administration and Board of Trustees, they created the outline of

The partnership will target people who may not have the education to make more than minimum wage or those who provide the only family income but are ready to go back to school to improve their lives. While enrolled, partners repay the organization through volunteer hours

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potential legislation, and even designated a student to spend significant time in Olympia during four of the last five legislative sessions to communicate the merits of the bill to lawmakers. Those efforts resulted in the passage of SB 5217 in the Legislature and signed into law by Gregoire earlier this year. The law allows any college district’s board of trustees, which are comprised of five members, to establish a sixth trustee position to be filled by a student. The governor selects the student from a list of three to five candidates submitted by the student government of that college district. “Robert is going to pave a path for other students to follow not only at Bellevue College, but at all of the state’s community and technical colleges. This will benefit students in the long run by giving them a stronger

voice in the governance of their colleges,” Jaswal said. As a student trustee, Rowe will have all of the duties and powers of a regular trustee, but must excuse himself from participation or voting on matters related to hiring, discipline or tenure of faculty and personnel, or any matters pertaining to collective bargaining agreements. His term lasts until June 30, 2013. Current members of BC’s Board of Trustees are: Paul Chiles (chair), Marie Gunn (vice chair), Lisa Chin, Steve Miller and Vicki Orrico. “We’re delighted to welcome Robert to the board and look forward to the positive contributions he will make during his term,” Chiles said.

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Assistance League of the Eastside’s signature program, Operation School Bell, helped more than 2,700 students in the Bellevue, Lake Washington and Northshore school districts this fall. The students in need, identified by their school counselors, had the opportunity to shop for school clothes in local Fred Meyer stores. In addition to school clothing, each student received a hand-knit hat or scarf and a dental kit, donated by Dr. Mark DiRe of Bellevue Dentistry. Additionally this year, DiRe is offering these students reduced rate dental care at this practice. At the Bellevue store, Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, Bellevue School District Superintendent Dr. Tim Mills and DiRe and his wife, had the opportunity to experience one of these shopping events first hand.

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with a wonderful organization like Assistance League of the Eastside to improve the health and well-being of these children,” DiRe said. Since 1989 Assistance League of the Eastside has clothed over 29,000 students in the three school districts. In addition, the organization has contributed over $3.3 million back into the community through their four programs – Operation School Bell, Starting Over Support, Assault Survivor Kits and Assistance League Outreach. More information about Assistance League of the Eastside and Operation School Bell is available at www.eastside. or by calling 425-5565106.

More than $1 million raised for Hopelink

Luncheon breaks record for funds for Kindering BY KEEGAN PROSSER Bellevue Reporter

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Approximately 1,700 local philanthropists raised $1.1 million for Redmondbased HopeLink, during a fundraiser lunch at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in downtown Bellevue on Monday, Oct. 15. Jeannette Walls, who grew up in poverty, but later found wealth and a successful career as a New York writer, told many of the same stories in her book, “The Glass Castle,” during the lunch. As a 3-year-old, she caught her dress on fire while cooking hot dogs in the trailer her family was living in. She spent the next six weeks in the hospital, until her father “rescued” her by scooping her up in his arms and running away without paying the bill. He called that move, “the skedaddle,” Walls said, and the whole family did it often. “We were always running away,” she said, “sleeping in cars, sleeping in cardboard boxes.” Her parents had trouble accepting charity, she said, because it hurt their self-esteem so much, but she has come to believe that giving and accepting charity can be healthy for both the giver and receiver. “The truly lucky among us are in a position to give someone a hand up,” she said. “It’s not just about giving people food. It’s

Fire destroys $2 million home An Oct. 9 fire ruined a $2 million, 5,800-square-foot home in the 9000 block of Northeast 28th Street that was under construction, and just one month from completion. The home’s sprinkler system, which didn’t pass its final inspection, was unavailable to fight the fire. “Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames throughout the first floor,” according to a press release from the fire department. “A partial

Jeannette Walls told attendees at the Hopelink breakfast that with her family, “We were always running away, sleeping in cars, sleeping in cardboard boxes.” COURTESY PHOTO, Phototainment about giving them hope for the future.” Besides Walls, other speakers at the luncheon included Connie Chapin, a former HopeLink client and current board member, as well as John “Pat” Vache, the chairman of the board and Marilyn Mason-Plunkett, the president and CEO. Several of the speakers mentioned the “changing face” of their clients, because of the changing economy. Clients now include more former managers, professionals and others who lost their jobs and have been unable to regain their footing. HopeLink provides food, housing, family development, adult education, transportation, energy assistance and emergency financial assistance to financially struggling people in the area.

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Four generations of the philanthropic Alhadeff family were celebrated Friday, Oct. 5, as part of the 50th Anniversary Salute to Courage Luncheon, benefitting Kindering. The luncheon, which was sponsored by Kindering and Pediatrics Associates Inc., took place at the Bellevue Westin Hotel. Representing the Alhadeff family as 2012 Salute to Courage event chairs were Krista & Charles Grinstein and Dina Alhadeff & Jason Long. “We’re big supporters and huge fans of what Kindering does,” said Krista Grinstein. Her husband, Charles is the grandson of late Kindering benefactor Charlie Alhadeff. Linking the celebration of four generations of Kindering supporters was headliner Michael Lee, Seattle’s humorous storyteller, entrepreneur and an expert on the nature of today’s four generations in the workplace. The luncheon was hosted by Kindering alumni parent Iain Rooney. Kindering is the largest neurodevelopmental center in Washington state. The center treats children with delays caused for example by autism, cerebral palsy, chromo-

Eastside Audubon will host a child-friendly birding walk in Duvall on Oct. 20. Leading the walk will be Mike West, a popular instructor whose classes for beginning birders are perennial sellouts. The walk is from 10 a.m. to noon. It starts at the parking lot for McCormick Park in Duvall, located at 26200 NE Stephens Street.

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Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and new great grandmother passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 3 surrounded by loving family after valiantly battling cancer, heart and lung problems for the past 32 years. She was born May 4, 1929 to Morris and Matilda Hanan, and attended Horace Mann Elementary, Garfield High School and the University of Washington. In 1948 she married Dr. Harry J. Kraft who she said “kept me laughing” for the 64 years of their marriage. They moved to Mercer Island where they raised their family and lived until 2011 when they moved to Bellevue’s Belletini. She was active in raising money to build the current Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island, and was involved in the National Council of Jewish Women, Temple de Hirsch Sinai and conducted oral interviews for the Washington State Jewish Historical Society. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Harry Kraft; daughter Elaine (Jeff Bean) of Seattle; sons Robert (Lori) of Bellevue and Richard (Debra Corner) of Lynnwood; grandchildren Paul Somerstein (Karly) Seattle; Leslie Somerstein, Seattle; Rachel Kraft, Tucson, AZ., Aaron Kraft, Bellevue and Brionna Kraft, Los Angeles, CA; great grandson Adam Somerstein; beloved nieces Joanne Sandler (Michael) Mercer Island; Marcia Friedman (Ed Weinstein) Seattle and Margaret Pearl (Tad) Seattle; nephews Morris Hanan (Patti) Sammamish and Tom Hanan (Marci) Mercer Island. She also had two “bonus” grandchildren, Ahmad Corner, Seattle, and Shoshana Bean, Valley Village, CA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Matilda Hanan and her sister Julia Friedman (Edwin) and brother Albert Hanan (Maryl.) At the family request, there will be a private burial followed by a celebration of her life for friends and family. Remembrances may be made in her name to the Kline Galland Home, 7500 Seward Park Ave. South, Seattle WA 98118.

Linda Marie Lavold Hyatt

Linda Marie Lavold Hyatt, 73, of Bellevue, WA, died October 1, 2012. She was born to Einar and Ingeborg Lavold on March 6, 1939 in Juneau, Alaska. Linda graduated from Juneau Douglas High School. Her greatest joy was spending time with the grand-kids. She was always volunteering to help others in need. Linda was an active member at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church for many years. She loved to travel and learn about her Norwegian heritage. Linda is survived by her children: David Hyatt, Donna (Tom) Walin, Rob (Janice) Hyatt and her seven grandchildren: Jacob, Kesleigh, Caleb, Jenni, Bailey, Noah and Brooklyn. A memorial will be held at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Bellevue, October 19th at 3:00 pm.


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ACACIA Memorial Park, “Birch Garden”, (2) adjacent cemetery plots, #3 & #4. Selling $4,000 each or $7,500 both. Located in Shoreline / N. Seattle. Call or email Emmons Johnson, 2067 9 4 - 2 1 9 9 , BELLEVUE

6 CEMETERY PLOTS avail. Beautiful, quiet, peaceful space in the G a r d e n o f D ev o t i o n . Perfect for a family area, ensures side by side burial. Located in Sunset Hills Cemetery, lot 74A, near the flag. Priced less then cemetery cost! $10,000 - $12,000 each, negotiable. Call Don at 425-746-6994. CEDAR LAWNS Memorial Park in Redmond. Eternity Lot 92-D, Spaces 3 and 4. $3,800 per s p a c e o r b e s t o f fe r. Please call 425-2225803 or 425-888-2622 Cemetery Plots, 2 Adjoining Spaces in Sunset H i l l s M e m o r i a l Pa r k ; prime location with Territorial/Memorial Garden v i ew s. $ 1 4 , 5 0 0 E a c h OBO. 360-297-2546 GREENWOOD Memorial Park in Renton. Double depth lawn crypt, lot 48, block 2, space 4D/D. I n c l u d e s B l u e Pe a r l Marker & Rosaria Vase. This is a beautfiul kept park! Price $4,500. Call 253-630-0806. SUNSET HILLS in Bellevue. Up to 8 plots available in the Garden of Gethsemane. All located in Lot 238 which is adjacent to Hillcrest Masoleum. Great location, easy access. Asking $6,500 per plot. Contact Rick, 206-920-1801 or Business Equipment

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2 Cemetery plots, Greenwood Cemetery/Renton Adjacent plots in Rhododendron section, Lot 183, Blk 15, Spaces 1- 2.Price from Greenwood approx $16,000; asking price is $11,000. Contact Ric, 425-486- 6056, or ABBEY VIEW Cemetery in Briar. Single plot in Cascade View, Lot #39, Space #13. Valued at $3100. Asking $1800 or best offer. Call 206-2409209 or email:

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AKC Labrador Puppies Chocolate & Black. Great hunters, companions, playful, loyal. 1st AKC BRITTANY PUP- shots, dewormed. OFA’s PIES. Beautiful 10 week $450 & $550. 425-350o l d r e g i s t e r e d p u p s . 1627 Tails docked and dew AKC REGISTERED Lab c l aw s r e m o ve d . We l l Puppies. Over 30+ titled mannered parents ondogs in the last 5 gensite. Come from strong erations. Sire is a Master hunting heritage. Only 3 Hunter and Cer tified Females and 2 Males Pointing Lab. OFA Hip left. $700 each. To good and Elbows, Dews Rehomes only. Call 360moved, First Shots, De825-6180 to set appointwor ming. 6 Males (1 ment to view them. Black, 5 Yellow), 6 FeAKC COCKER Babies m a l e s ( 2 Ye l l o w , 4 most colors, beautiful, Black). $750 each. Call s o c i a l i z e d , h e a l t h y, Mike, 360-547-9393 raised with children. Shots, wor med, pedi- AKC Rottweiler Puppiesgrees. $550 up. Terms? 5 males, 2 females. Dew claws, tails docked, de425-750-0333, Everett wormed, 1st shots, and A K C D O B E R M A N S . parents on site. Asking Champions Sherluck, $ 8 5 0 w / p a p e r s. C a l l Cactus Cash, Kimbertal, 360-319-5825 G l a d i a t o r bl o o d l i n e s. Vaccinations, wormed, A K C S I B E R I A N d e w s , t a i l s d o n e . HUSKY puppies, Born Healthy, family raised 7/30/12. Gray & white. 2 Fe m a l e s, 2 m a l e s $950 253-405-9106 AKC English Bulldog Puppies for sale. 3 Males and 2 Females. Males $1600.00 and Females $1800.00. Puppies are 13 weeks old. Please call 360-5817746

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AKC YORKIES!! Tails, shots, wormed! Happy, healthy and playful. M/F available $800$ 1 , 0 0 0 . P r o ve n A K C Tiny Stud available. Call for details and pics. 360923-0814 AU S T R A L I A N S H E P HERDS, registered. Adults, Puppies. Standards, Miniatures. Shots, Wormed, Tails Docked. 3 Black Tri 1 year olds. 12 new Standard puppies. 9 week old Miniature and Standards $350 and up OBO, cash. Call for pictures: 425844-2382 BORDER Collie pups, ABCA registered. Black & White & Red & White. Ranch raised, working p a r e n t s. 1 s t s h o t s & wormed. $500-$600/ea. 509-486-1191 or 1-866295-4217. B O S TO N T E R R I E R S A K C R e g . B l a ck a n d white. Bor n 8-14-12. Ready to go to new homes. First shots are done. Mom and dad are here to see. Only 1 male l e f t . We b e e n r a i s n g Bostons for 10 years, and we have very good t e m p e ra m e n t s i n o u r dogs. Ver y good with k i d s . S p a n aw ay, Wa . Marys Bostons 253-2717772 or 253-691-9142 Cash only. C h i h u a h u a p u p p i e s, Family loving pets! Very cute, fun loving and seei n g i s b e l i ev i n g ! 1 s t shots, wor ming. $100 (360)691-2770 C H I H UA H UA P U P S, $400. $100 hold fee for pups available to take home at eight weeks, welcome to visit in meantime. Inky-girl almost pure black, Chocolate-girl chocolate brown, Brown-CheeksGirl tri-point, Caramelb oy c l a s s i c t a n . F u l l blooded unregistered. 360-377-6661 CHIHUAHUA’S! Itty Bitty t e e n y w e e n y, P u r s e s i ze, A K C r e g i s t e r e d puppies. Shots, wormed, potty box trained. Includes wee-wee pads. puppy care info packet, medical health care record keeping system, puppy food starter supply, medical health insur a n c e p o l i c y. 1 0 0 % health guaranteed, (vet check completed). Micro-chipping available. $480 & up 253-847-7387 English Mastiff/Neo Mastiff mix for sale $400 born Sept.4th Call: 206 391 1829 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. West German Import, Sch3, hip certified. Quality Puppies in B L AC K / R E D, w i t h Brains, Looks, and excellent pedigree. 406 854- 2175. Delivery to Seattle. price $550 and + GET 10% OFF All Boarding and Grooming S e r v i c e s W h e n Yo u Mention This Ad! Call Sunset Kennel, 360-6757288 Golden Retrievers Born Au g u s t 2 9 r e a d y e n d October good temper, lovable, playful pick out before gone potty trained, rope broke 425345-0857 Wayne

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Exceptional location in Newport Shores. Cul de sac, creek and show stopping backyard! Timeless, over 3100 sq ft trilevel with street appeal, great flow, distinctive style. High ceilings, handsome lines. Walls of windows. 2 covered porches. Miles of Trex decks. Media of MIL down with 2nd kitchen and outside entrance. 20.100 sqft sunlit, level creekside property. Simply beautiful. Private and serene. A home for generations with clubhouse, marina, tennis, pool, activities for all ages. 688164

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