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Maxwell wins 3rd term; West Hill saying no Bob Hasegawa wins 11th Senate seat By DEAN A. RADFORD

State Rep. Marcie Maxwell of Renton has easily won a third term to the state Legislature representing the 41st District. Maxwell’s was one of a handful of key legislative races in Renton in Tuesday’s general election. She was challenged by Tim Eaves, an Issaquah Republican. She had a

substantial lead over Eaves following the release of initial results Tuesday. Wednesday’s results were delayed past the Renton Reporter press deadline because of technical problems with the ballot scanners. Maxwell, a Democrat who holds the 41st District’s House Position 1, has been a leader on education and business issues in [ more Maxwell page 10 ]

Renton involvement would end BY DEAN A. RADFORD

After more than a decade of discussions, West Hill residents are making it clear they don’t want to annex to Renton. A final vote against annexation would end the City of Renton’s discussions with King County about who will govern

West Hill, according to Mayor Denis Law. Annexation to Renton was failing by about 10 percent points after the initial release of votes in Tuesday’s general election. At the same time, West Hill residents were voting overwhelmingly to increase their property taxes to preserve fire [ more West Hill page 7 ]

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“Did you serve?” On the streets of Renton, in soup kitchens, in tent cities, this is the question members of the Veterans Affairs Community Housing and Outreach Services are asking. The center at 419 S. Second

A veteran living at the Compass Center admires the view overlooking downtown Renton out of his apartment window. adam mcfadden, Renton Reporter

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said the VA offers a continuum of housing programs, ranging from emergency to permanent residences. The emergency housing is accomplished through partnerships with local agencies. Gerard said [ more veterans page 11 ]

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A trip to a park is sometimes full of surprises. For two best friends, a trip to this Renton “park” brought them face-to-face with a lurking “siff lord.” Their story, as told in the four-minute film “for Renton FilmFrenzy V,” is the winner of the People’s Choice Curvee, determined by online voting at The film was produced by Lief Zimmerman of Renton, who will receive the People’s Choice Curvee at the Renton City Council meeting on Nov. 19 from the Renton Reporter. The Best Picture Curvee and other top awards were presented at the Curvee Gala on Oct. 23. The Zimmermans attended the gala; Lief Zimmerman said his daughters [ more FRENZY page 2 ]

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The new owner of Sunset Cars on Sunset Boulevard in Renton is not involved in a legal dispute over ownership of his business. A reference to such an ownership dispute in a story in the Nov. 2 Renton Reporter was made solely to John McKay, who was involved in shooting two individuals on Oct. 27. McKay previously owned Sunset Cars and was in an ownership dispute dating back more than a year.

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The special guest for the Renton AARP meeting on Nov. 17 is Nancy Fairman with the Renton History Museum. She will present a slide presentation on the museum’s Salish Indian story-telling program for children. The meeting is at 1 p.m. at Renton Senior Center; for further information contact 425-255-9448. Also there is a Christmas dinner Dec. 5 at the Leisure Estates clubhouse. Tickets are $5.00. Contact and submissions: Dean A. Radford or 425.255.3484, ext. 5050

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Two fundraisers are being planned to help Renton Police Officer Marty Leverton in his fight against throat cancer. The “See Ya Later” Foundation has organized a fundraising dinner 5-9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Rio Blanco Family Mexican Restaurant, 3830 A St. S.E., Auburn. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit the Levertons. The See Ya Later Foundation is a nonprofit, faith-based and nondenominational organization designed to help families fraught by a medical crisis. On Nov. 17 at the Down-

Renton Police motor officer Marty Leverton is well-known throughout the state as a training officer. Submitted town Harley Davidson dealership in Renton there is a Cops with Cancer Din-

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were “upset” that they didn’t win. He told them, “We did this for the fun.” And then he pointed out there was still the People’s Choice Curvee.

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online votes cast. “The job wasn’t done when the film was done,” he said. Zimmerman shot the film in the Victoria Park greenbelt, with behindthe-scenes support and food from his wife Angela. Their daughters Abigail and Emma, who spent the four minutes trying to vanquish the ghost, the siff lord, were the stars. Lief Zimmerman’s father James held up the wire on which a four-foot Barbie, representing the siff lord, traveled through the greenbelt. This is how Zimmerman

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School district hoping to sell forested properties By TRACEY COMPTON

Noticing a turnaround in the housing market, the Renton School District has started the process to sell several pieces of undeveloped land the district owns. However, the district faces some opposition in the Tiffany Park neighborhood from people who don’t want to see about 20 acres of land become single-family homes. The district is planning public community meetings and hearings on the topic throughout the month. “We wanted to start the process to sell the land back in 2008, but, the failing U.S. economy and housing market caused us to change our minds,” wrote Randy Matheson, district spokesperson, in a email. That isn’t the case anymore and although the district has had no interest from anyone to purchase the land, officials are working with a broker to set the price and make the sales final. One of the properties is at the north end of the district, near Hazelwood Elementary School and measures about 10 acres. The other is near Tiffany Park Elementary School. The district has owned them both for decades and they are zoned for singlefamily residences. The district received a petition with more than 200 signatures from people in the Tiffany Park area who don’t want to see the densely wooded property developed. “I don’t want to lose the woods,” said Renate Beedon. She is spearheading the opposition with her husband Dave. “And the reason for that is not personal. I don’t want them to cut down this wildlife and this piece of nature here.” Renate and her husband routinely walk the trails through the forested area with their dogs as do neighbors, they say. Children in the area use the property to build the occasional fort or treehouse. In

Dave Beedon holds a map of the trails that run through an undeveloped property near Tiffany Park Elementary School, that the school district is planning on selling. tracey compton, Renton Reporter

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WHAT: The Renton School District plans to sell its land near Tiffany Park and Hazelwood Elementary schools WHEN: 6 p.m., Nov. 14, Tiffany Park Elementary School Gym, 1601 Lake Youngs Way S.E., Renton 6 p.m., Nov. 15, Hazelwood Elementary School library, 7100 116th Ave. S.E., Newcastle 7 p.m., Nov. 27, District Administrative Offices, 300 S.W. Seventh St., Renton 7 p.m., Nov. 29, District Administrative Offices, 300 S.W. Seventh Str.

the summer and on the weekends, there is a group of young men and a few women who play war games with air soft guns in the woods. “When we walk over there with the dogs, they holler, ‘Civilian, cease fire,’” Renate says laughing. “For years they’ve been doing this.”

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The Beedons heard about the sale of the land through a district press release posted on the district’s website. They immediately informed their neighbors, gathered together and decided to officially oppose any development plans. Renate wants people to know that they aren’t opposed to the sale, just development. “It’s just a neat place to go and play and visit,” said Dave. “From an adult’s viewpoint there’s some interesting vegetation back there that’s not easy to come by.” The Beedons have also seen deer, coyote, a bobcat, mountain beavers, woodpeckers, squirrels, birds and a large murder of crows. Some neighbors claim to have seen a bald eagle.

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The couple met with Matheson to discuss the sale of the properties recently. “We had a really nice conversation with him and I think he realized that we’re not against the school,” Renate said of Matheson. “We’re more interested in preserving the woods than anything.” The Renton School Board will decide whether to move forward with the sale of the properties after the community meetings and public hearings, Matheson said. “The district will present the board with a proposal to move forward with the sale, as the property is not usable to build a school and holding on to the property is not good business sense or in the best interest of being good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” Matheson said. The School Board will make its decision on Dec. 12 at its regularly scheduled meeting. If approved, the district will work with an outside broker to sell the properties. In the meantime, the Beedons are exploring the possibility of raising enough money to purchase the land with the help of others. They have talked to different environmental organizations and they’ve contacted the City of Renton. They heard back quickly from the Mayor’s Office, saying the city doesn’t have the funds to purchase the property or plans to do so. From assessment records, the Beedons have reviewed the property close to Tiffany Park and it is valued around a million dollars. “We’re learning you know,” said Dave Beedon. “We don’t really know what can be done. We’re just putting our feelers out and hoping to find something that works.”

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head to scare her. He accidentally dropped the plate and it broke on the floor. His sister called him a name, so he went and got another plate and proceeded in the same course of action. He said he then accidentally dropped the second plate on the girl’s head, causing her to lose consciousness. Police arrested the man for seconddegree domestic assault.

A gun was drawn after an altercation at a gas station Oct. 8. According to witnesses, a 40-year-old man was displeased with how long a 21-year-old man was taking to fill his car at the gas station at the downtown Safeway. The older man started yelling and cursing at the younger man, then aggressively walked at him. At this point the younger man pulled a gun and told the older man to back away. Both men got on their phones and called 911. The younger man went to the other side of the gas station and put his gun away to wait for the police. Police determined there was no crime because the younger man feared for his safety. He attempted to get away from the aggressor and then waited for the police to arrive. He has a concealed weapons permit.

Man returns from long trip to find apartment lived in A Renton man’s apartment may have been burglarized in September. The 46-year-old man returned from a long trip to California to take care of his ailing mother to find his apartment on Lake Washington Boulevard dirty, and an IKEA bookcase missing. He said it appeared someone had been living in the apartment. The man believed the suspect is the apartment complex maintenance worker, because the worker knew the man was leaving town. He said management had a crew clean the apartment. Management said they did not send a cleaning crew and had no record of anyone entering the man’s apartment while he was gone.

Brother hits younger sister over the head with plate A Renton man was arrested after hitting his younger sister in the head with a plate Oct. 7. The 23-year-old returned from the bar after midnight and asked his 15-year-old half sister to borrow her phone. She declined his request in a flippant manner. The

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bridge the funding gaps that we would face by providing city-levels of services to the area with an inadequate tax base from the area.” He pointed out the county recently stated it plans to continue to reduce services to unincorporated areas, especially in road maintenance and repairs, “which will have longterm impacts to this community.” In terms of public safety, he said the city hopes “that West Hill residents will demand that the King County Sheriff ’s Department meet the staffing promises required to meet the high-levels of crime in the area.” Law said there are many “dedicated residents in the West Hill area committed to making their community a safe and vibrant place to live and conduct business. “We feel this area has been neglected for many years and that it’s important that the county work with community leaders in finding ways to address their goals and reasonable expectations of county services,” he said.


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“You don’t send boats with men ashore if you’ve got great big waves.“ veteran Fred DeBerry

Tribes pick up slack in producing hatchery fish I love this time of year. The chinook, coho and chum are coming back and we’re filling our smokehouses and freezers for the coming winter. I am proud to say that a good number of those returning fish came from our tribal hatcheries. We produce more than 40 million young salmon every year. Last year we released about 14 million chinook, 6 million coho, 20 million chum, 125,000 sockeye and 650,000 steelhead. Most tribal hatcheries produce salmon for harvest by both Indian and non-Indian fishermen. Some serve as wild salmon nurseries that improve survival of juvenile fish and increase returns of salmon in our watersheds that spawn naturally. At a time when the state is cutting back on hatchery programs because of a huge budget shortfall, tribes are increasingly picking up the tab to keep salmon coming home for everyone who lives here. Tribes are doing everything from taking over the operation of some state hatcheries to buying fish food and making donations of cash and labor to keep up production. That’s because we believe hatcheries play a critical role in fisheries management. Without them, our treaty rights would be meaningless because there would be no salmon for harvest – by anyone. Hatcheries must remain a central part of salmon management in western Washington for as long as lost and degraded habitat prevents our watersheds from naturally producing abundant, self-sustaining runs. We can’t allow hatcheries to be an excuse to walk away from protecting and restoring habitat. In fact, we can’t have hatcheries without habitat. That’s because once a salmon leaves a hatchery it needs the same habitat as a naturally produced salmon. Both need plenty of cool, clean water, good instream and marine nearshore habitat and access to and from the ocean. Because every watershed and its salmon are unique, we believe that the use of hatcheries should evolve over time depending on the health of our watersheds. Those with little or badly damaged habitat will likely need long-term or even permanent hatchery production to provide salmon for harvest and stock restoration. For watersheds where habitat can be restored, hatchery production may be reduced over time as the habitat is able to support abundant, naturally spawning runs. Hatcheries are a tool. Nothing more. Nothing less. We have hatcheries because of choices made in the past and choices that are still being made today about how we treat our environment. We think hatcheries work best when they work hand-in-hand with good harvest management and are combined with protecting and restoring habitat. That’s because hatcheries are not a substitute for plentiful, high-quality habitat and never will be. Billy Frank Jr.

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By Billy Frank Jr. is chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

How small businesses can have a very merry holiday season By Calvin Goings Small Business Administration

Customers are starting to have visions of sugarplums and snowflakes; small business owners visualize increased sales. The holiday shopping season is just around the corner and according to the National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, holiday sales will increase 4.1 percent. Prepare now for the holiday rush. As customers prepare for holiday shopping, increase sales by ensuring they are walking through your small business’ doors in Renton. Whether it’s financing your seasonal working capital needs, updating your marketing plan or hiring temporary workers, the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can be your guide to maximizing sales this holiday season. Financing seasonal working capital needs? If you need help meeting your short-term working capital needs, SBA’s CAPLines program can help. From contracting to purchase orders, CAPLines provides financing through a revolving line of credit. CAPLines can help small businesses manage their cash cycle, scale up and create jobs. Hiring temporary or seasonal workers? If you plan to hire temporary or seasonal workers, be aware that some of the laws and regulations that apply to full-time employees differ from those that apply to seasonal or part-time employees. Take time to review the publication Equal Employment Opportunities Law – Who’s Covered? It will help you determine whether a

person is an independent contractor or an employee, and which is covered under federal laws. Remember, labor laws still apply to seasonal workers, as do some benefit and tax laws. Need marketing tips? Use your website and social media to promote your business – Online presence, email marketing, and social media networks are great ways to target and connect with local consumers during the holiday season, whether it’s through timely updates, compelling calls-to-action, promotions or discounts. Host an Open House – Use the holiday season as an opportunity to “open” your business and give customers an opportunity to check out your merchandise or holiday menus. Get Involved in Community and Charitable Events – Supporting a charity or sponsoring a community event is a great way to generate awareness for your business during the holidays. Think of ways to get involved, such as offering volunteer services, equipment or space. The holiday season can be overwhelming for some small businesses. With strong sales, it’s also the season that can ensure you stay in business for the rest of the year. Remember, the SBA is here to help. Our goal is to provide the tools and resources for small businesses to start, grow and succeed. Visit SBA’s website to learn more about preparing your small business for the holiday season or to find your local SBA office for one-on-one service.

Calvin Goings is the regional administrator of the Small Business Administration.

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Valley Medical trauma specialist certified Elspeth Mann, a Valley Medical Center trauma specialist, has earned her credentials as a Certified Specialist in Trauma Registry (CSTR). Although there are 88 trauma centers in the state, Mann is one of only six CSTRs in Washington. As a trauma specialist, Mann pores over Emergency Department patient files, coding injuries and mining the minutia for data. This data is then transferred to the Trauma Registry where it is used on a state, national and international scale. While the data serves to improve patient care, sometimes it creates an impetus to

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improve national product safety standards. The Trauma Registry data on car accidents caused by running red lights was responsible for designing side air bags in cars. Among the requirements for CSTR certification are at least two years of full-time experience, or the equivalent of 4,000 hours in trauma registry practice and passing a rigorous Certification Examination for Trauma Registrars. “The data I’m inputting is helping hospitals and people around the world improve patient care—that makes my job satisfying,” says Mann.

Delores Ray and Shirley Haddock lead a group of walkers from the nearby Renton Senior Activity Center on their regular walk on the Cedar River Trail to Lake Washington. Walkers can meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the senior center for the walk to the lake. dean a. radford, Renton Reporter

Lindbergh, Liberty grads part of CWU’s play crew Two Renton-area high school graduates will be featured in Central Washington University’s Central Theatre Ensemble production of “The Tempest.” Kylie Ishimitsu, a 2011 graduate of Liberty High School, is the sound designer. Nicholas Hyett-Schnell, a 2011 graduate of Lindbergh High School, will be a band member. Hyett-Schnell is pursuing a

bachelor of fine arts-musical theatre degree at CWU. He previously played John Brooks in CTE’s production of “Little Women.” His parents are Amanda Briggs and Paul Schnell of Renton. “The Tempest” will be performed Nov. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.

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A Salute to Veterans

Four veterans who made America a safer place to live For FRED DEBERRY, serving during the Vietnam War meant that America’s fighters wouldn’t face an enemy no one can vanquish – really bad weather Fred DeBerry served in the U.S. Navy as an aerographer's mate, second class, from 1964 to 1968, during the Vietnam War. In this position as basically a weatherman, he was responsible for gathering weather information for all the amphibious landings. DeBerry served on board the USS Eldorado and the USS Princeton. "You don't send boats with men ashore if you've got great big waves," he said. "You can't land helicopters over there, if it's cloudy and raining so you can't even see. So, weather is kind of critical to that kind of warfare, very critical." DeBarry enlisted in the Navy, thinking it would be more interesting and because he didn't want to be drafted into Fred DeBerry an Army position he wouldn't like. "I'd never been on a ship; I thought that'd be fascinating," he said laughing. "Well, I got my wish." Although DeBerry feels very patriotic today, he says, he had no concept of war when he entered the Navy. "I had no background to understand it," he said. "And once I was in I think I certainly respected those who did a lot more than me. I respected those who had served in the past, certainly World War II and Korea." DeBerry was serving with men who had served in those wars and stayed in the service. After moving on from the Navy, DeBerry finished college and became a pastor for Calvary Baptist Church in the Highlands.

FYI Serving our veterans The Renton Reporter’s Tracey Compton interviewed four veterans, all members of the American Legion in Renton, to learn about their service to our country. The interviews were conducted just before an American Legion open house at which legion members explained the many services and programs provided to veterans of America’s wars and their families. Renton’s veterans are served by a number of organizations, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, with posts in downtown Renton and Skyway. And Renton has a new Veterans Affairs office that helps homeless veterans find a place to live. On Saturday, veterans from across the region will gather in Auburn for the 47th annual Veterans Day Parade and Observance. The parade starts at 11 a.m.

JOHN KING joined the Army to escape iron mines of Michigan, ended up working as aviation mechanic on the front lines of the Korean War John King joined the U.S. Army in 1949 to escape the mines of Ironwood, Mich. At the time it was tough to get a job in the country. “Up in Ironwood, it was all iron-ore mining and I did not want to go to work in the mines,” King said. So, he opted to join the military under the condition that he could work in auto engineering or be a mechanic. King became an aviation mechanic working on light aircraft during the John King Korean War. He was a sergeant in an artillery battalion and every time the front line moved up, his unit moved with it. They would stay at a site for two or three days and move on. King kept a neatly penned journal of all of their destinations in a little notebook. After his time in the Army, King went to college and got a degree in mechanical engineering. He went to Bendix and worked in a test lab, testing automotive brake parts. It wasn’t long after that he was hired at Boeing.

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FITZ CERNY escaped communism in Czechoslovakia, only to join the Army to go back and fight the ‘commies’ two years later Fitz Cerny joined the U.S. Army in 1952 to fight the “Commies,” as he calls them. Cerny was born in southeast Germany, which is Polish now, and in 1950 escaped from Czechoslovakia to flee Communism. He was a sergeant and arrived in Korea the summer of 1954. When asked why he served this country, Cerny replies, “Well, I had no place to go and so I joined the U.S. Army to fight the Commies, who screwed up my homeland.” Fitz Cerny Thanks to congressional authorization, Cerny was able to serve in the U.S. military even though he was a foreigner. He saw it as not only an opportunity to “lick the Commies,” but become a U.S. citizen and go to college on the G.I. Bill. In Korea with much of the shooting over, Cerny patrolled the military zone. He got out of the Army in 1957 and pursued mechanical engineering in college. Boeing hired him in 1961 and that’s how he moved out to Washington state.

Hostage situation at the U.S. embassy in Iran, family history motivated ROD HAYNES to join the Navy Rod Haynes was motivated to join the U.S. Navy five months after the U.S. embassy in Iran was run over by students, who took hostages. He was also compelled to serve because many relatives had served before him. “We have it in our blood and (because of) the situation in Iran with Ayatollah Khamenei. Haynes served between 1980 and 1991, in Beruit, Lebanon. He was in Beruit during the attack at the Marine compound at the airport, where about 241 Marines were killed. “A single truck drove into the lobby, with 20,000 pounds of explosives and it detonated and pancaked the building,” Rod Haynes Haynes said. He was 8,000 yards off shore and saw the explosion. After serving his country, Haynes eventually came to work in social services. He currently works for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

[ MAXWELL from page1] the legislature. “I’m pleased with the strong 58 percent vote for my reelection on election night,” Maxwell said Wednesday. “I work year round to be in touch with the people, organizations, and businesses in all six of my 41st District cities, and look forward to continuing my leadership in Olympia to ensure that our communities are the best places to live, learn, work, and play.” Incumbent Steve Litzow, a Mercer Island Republican, was holding a comfortable lead Tuesday in the 41st District Senate race, over Maureen Judge, a Democrat from Mercer Island.

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A Salute to Veterans

Homeless veterans can get fast-tracked for housing [ Veterans from page 1] they have 22 emergency beds available, but they would like to have more. “That’s our gap,” she said. “But typically we can find somewhere for the veteran to go that day.” The Renton office also works through various partners in the community to provide transitional housing. “What we’re looking The partfor are the veterans ners receive who actually need funding from the intensive case VA to management house services too.” veterans Katherine Gerard for up to two years. The center has 274 transitional housing units available. It has nearly 1,100 HUD-VASH apartments for permanent housing. HUD-VASH is a partnership between Housing Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing. HUD provides Section 8 funding for the veterans, while VASH provides case managers.

Mocha said HUD-VASH is a fast-track program. With the veterans entering the system as priorities, they avoid the lottery usually used to select members of the general population. Gerard said getting Section 8 funding can take three to five years for non-veterans. With HUD-VASH that approval can happen in a matter of months, depending on the seriousness of the situation. “What we’re Paul Mocha looking for are the veterans who actually need the intensive case management services too,” Gerard said. “So the individuals you see out on the corners who look disheveled and actually are homeless, those are good HUD-VASH candidates. People who just need cheaper housing aren’t good candidates.” The VA does have a Homeless Prevention Program for veterans. It can help veterans who are recently homeless or provide funding for eviction prevention. The VA also offers a mental health rehabilitation and treat-

ment program at the American Lake office. Veterans can go live there for up to six weeks to stabilize, then move into housing.

Finally finding a home One veteran who was willing to speak with the Renton Reporter about his experience with the VA has gone through the full continuum of housing options, finally finding a permanent home at the Compass Center. For privacy reasons, his real name is omitted and he is referred to as John. John always wanted to go to Alaska. After an honorable discharge from the army and while working on his horticulture degree, he decided he would take the trip. He bought a plane ticket from Seattle to Alaska and made his way to Seattle early, leaving himself a couple of days to do the tourist thing. The Emerald City ensnared him. The economy was booming, he found a job in his short stop in Seattle, and didn’t leave. Things were good. But that wouldn’t last. “I did well for a while, but you know how that goes,” he said. “I was up and down.”

The number to call for help The Renton office can’t currently handle walk-ins, but housing director Katherine Gerard said she hopes it will have open-door hours by early next year. They are just waiting for a few more building updates. Walk-ins can be handled at the Seattle office. Veterans can schedule a screening at the Renton center by calling. “If they can’t get here, we go to where they are,” Gerard said. “There’s so much need, especially in this area. When we do open the doors, I think we’re going to be

busy.” Veterans looking for help should call 1-877-424-3838. That number can route them to any service at any location they need. VA employees are constantly going out into the community to find veterans who need help. You can let them know if you see a homeless veteran who needs help. The Renton center services mostly South King County, but veterans from anywhere can go to any VA facility to receive help.


ment, coffee in hand. His love of horticulture is easy to see with the multitude of plants saturating his rooms. This is a man at peace with his surroundings.

Searching for a job He’s a year sober and he’s working with Social Security to get a job without losing his benefits. He doesn’t want anything fancy, a nighttime janitorial position would be just fine for him. “I don’t do well in social situations, so something where I could put my headphones on and just do my job would be great,” he said. All of this progress may have been possible without the VA’s help, but it certainly would have been a massive long shot. “You see those panhandlers out in downtown Seattle,” John said while holding up his fingers with the slightest gap in between. “This is how close I was to being out with them. If it wasn’t for the VA, anything is possible in this world, but I’m pretty sure that would be me.”

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Holidays at The Landing

Tree Lighting

• Saturday, November 17th - from 4-7pm. • Tree Lighting is at 6pm. • Santa will be here this year! • Live reindeer, train rides, facepainters, balloon artists, and carolers. • All activities are FREE this evening.

Train Rides

• Saturdays in December. • Dec. 1, 8 and 15 from 2-7pm • The train will be located near Regal Cinemas • Rides are $1 per person

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• RE/MAX Select on N. Park St. • Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 and 15 from 2 - 7 pm. • $5 donation to Children’s Hospital for photo with Santa.

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Renton Community Foundation telling philanthropy story During the week of Nov. 12-18, Renton Community Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across America for Community Foundation Week to tell the stories of lives changed and communities transformed through philanthropy. During the week, Renton Community Foundation will hold a board retreat to determine how to most effectively address some of the priority areas of need, such as homelessness,

hunger, or at-risk youth. “Renton Community Foundation works every day to help address the most pressing issues facing our community,” said Larry Warren, foundation president. “In a down economy, with limited resources and a growing need for services, we are more determined than ever to bring our community partners together to find innovative and effective solutions to some of our most challenging social problems.”

Community foundations are independent, public entities that steward philanthropic resources from individual donors to local nonprofits. The Renton Community Foundation manages more than 40 individual charitable funds, and $6 million. Last year, the foundation granted more than $400,000 back to the community to address a broad array of community needs. In addition, the foundation has been instrumental in supporting

the efforts of Friends of Renton Schools, a group dedicated to raising money to support academic achievement. The foundation also awards 10s of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year, and conducts the annual Circle of Giving Campaign, which raises and distributes money to the Renton School District and local charities. “Community foundations represent one of the fastest-

growing forms of philanthropy in the country,” says Lynn Bohart, executive director. “Every state is home to at least one community foundation. However, not every local community has one. We are fortunate to have a very successful one right here in Renton.” For more information about the Renton Community Foundation, or how to establish a charitable fund, visit www. or call 425282-5199.

PUBLIC NOTICES In the Kittitas County Superior Court, State of Washington In the matter of the Estate of: RANDAL R. HAYNES Deceased. No. 12-4-00075-1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administrator named below has been appointed as administrator of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the administrator or the administrator’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty (30) days after the administrator served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four (4) months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: October 26, 2012 Administrator: SHAILA L. HAYNES Attorney of Record: JEFF SLOTHOWER Lathrop, Winbauer, Harrel, Slothower & Denison L.L.P. P.O. Box 1088 Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 925-6916 Published in the Renton Reporter on October 26, 2012, November 2, 2012 and November 9, 2012. #693847. Superiour Court of Washington County of Kent In re the Estate of: PAT HUYNH, Deceased. NO. 12-4-05945-1 KNT NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations,

present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorneys at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the Notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate assets and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: November 2, 2012. PR: VAN T. LY RUTH A. ROTI WSBA#19495 Of MOGREN, GLESSNER & ROTI P.S.Attorneys for Personal Representative 100 Evergreen Bldg.; PO Box 90 Renton, WA 98057-0090 (425) 255-4542 King County Superior Court Cause No. 12-4-05945-1 KNT Published in Renton Reporter on November 2, 2012, November 9, 2012 and November 16, 2012. #695706 VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER District Healthcare System NOTICE OF BOARD COMMITTEE SCHEDULES Notice is hereby given that the Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees Compensation Committee will meet on Monday, November 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room B of Valley Medical Center. BOARD OF TRUSTEES (District Healthcare System) By: Sandra Sward Assistant to the CEO, Board of Commissioners & Trustees Published in Kent, Renton, and Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporters on November 9, 2012 and November 16, 2012. #701997. Superior Court of Washington County of king n re the Estate of: BRUCE HUSETH,

Deceased. NO. 12-4-05995-8 KNT NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorneys at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the Notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate assets and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: November 2, 2012. PR: MARK HUSETH RUTH A. ROTI WSBA #19495 Of MOGREN, GLESSNER & ROTI P.S.Attorneys for Personal Representative 100 Evergreen Bldg.; PO Box 90 Renton, WA 98057-0090 (425) 255-4542 King County Superior Court Cause No. 12-4-05995-8 KNT Published in the Renton Reporter on November 2, 2012, November 9, 2012 and November 16, 2012. #695729. SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF KING In re the Estate of: DOROTHY A. SHARPE, Deceased. NO. 12-4-06105-7 KNT NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise appli-

cable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorneys at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the Notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate assets and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: November 9, 2012. PR: JOSEPH TOLMAN SHARPE, JR. RUTH A. ROTI WSBA #19495 Of MOGREN, GLESSNER & ROTI P.S.Attorneys for Personal Representative 100 Evergreen Bldg.; PO Box 90 Renton, WA 98057-0090 (425) 255-4542 King County Superior Court Cause No. 12-4-06105-7 KNT Published in Renton Reporter on November 9, 2012, November 16, 2012 and November 23, 2012. #701338. CITY OF RENTON PUBLIC NOTICE 2013-2014 Solid Waste Rates NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the regular Council meeting of November 5, 2012, the Renton City Council adopted Ordinance No. 5674, setting City solid waste rates for 2013-2014. The 2013 rates will become effective January 1, 2013 and the 2014 rates will become effective January 1, 2014. Solid Waste Rates are posted on the city’s website at For further information or a copy of the Ordinance, contact the City Clerk’s office at 425430-6510. Bonnie I. Walton City Clerk Published in the Renton Reporter November 9, 2012 and 16, 2012 #702362,

Superior Court of Washington County of King In re the Estate of: DeDe KATHRYN LeBLEU, Deceased. NO. 12-4-06183-9 KNT NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Co-Administrators named below have been appointed as Co-Administrators of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Co-Administrators or the CoAdministrators’ attorneys at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Co-Administrators served or mailed the Notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate assets and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: November 9, 2012. Co-Administrators: TIMOTHY E. ROBINETTE GREGORY L. ROBINETTE PETER W. MOGREN WSBA #11515 Of MOGREN, GLESSNER & ROTI P.S. Attorneys for Personal Representative 100 Evergreen Bldg.; PO Box 90 Renton, WA 98057-0090 (425) 255-4542 King County Superior Court Cause No. 12-4-06183-9 KNT Published in Renton Reporter on November 9, 2012, November 16, 2012 and November 23, 2012. #701910. CITY OF RENTON NOTICE OF ORDINANCES ADOPTED BY THE RENTON CITY COUNCIL Following is a summary of the ordinances adopted by the Renton City Council on November 5, 2012: ORDINANCE NO. 5673

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2A state swim and dive prelims start Friday at 9:45 a.m. 3A prelims start Friday at 2:30 p.m. 2A finals start Saturday at 10 a.m. 3A finals start Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The meet is at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

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Renton’s Tala Hild swims the 100 butterfly against Steilacoom Sept. 25. It was Hild’s first time swimming the fly this season after missing her junior year with injury.

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Renton’s Tala Hild won a district title in the 100 fly this year after missing last year with an injury By ADAM McFADDEN

It was all going according to plan. Renton’s Tala Hild had qualified for the state swim meet in both her freshman and sophomore seasons. Things were only going to get better. Then, after her sophomore swim season, she got dealt a tough blow. A torn bicep tendon and subluxation of the shoulder meant surgery. And surgery meant she was out for an extended period of

time. “It was frustrating. I cried because I would have to miss all my sports,” Hild said. “Watching everybody else swim was kind of hard.” The road back to being competitive was tough. “It was rough on her because she couldn’t swim and she felt like she let the team down,” said Renton coach Diane Pavelin. The two spent the summer figuring out what and how much Hild could do.

“It was a little bit of a mental block of what I was able to do rather than what I was actually able to do,” Hild said. Pavelin said Hild’s approach to swim helped during the recovery. “Tala’s a smart kid,” Pavelin said. “She’s very aware of and in tune with what she needs to do as far as swimming. She doesn’t get caught up in the emotion of it.” Pavelin had Hild working on the 200 free for most of the year in case she wasn’t able to do the fly down the road. Hild finally swam

the fly at a meet Sept. 25. “She felt good and looked good,” Pavelin said. “That was really gratifying to see after everything she’s been through.” And she’s even faster than before. Hild won a district title in the 100 fly last week. She also finished third at districts in the 50 free. She will swim both events, and as part of Renton’s 200- and 400-free relays, at state this weekend. The 2A state meet prelims start at 9:45 a.m. Friday. The finals start at 10 a.m. Saturday.

All three Renton football teams fall in playoffs Orting 31, Lindbergh 20 The Lindbergh football team lost to Orting 31-20

in the preliminary round of the state tournament Friday.

The Eagles (7-3) took an early 7-0 lead when Daniel Wiitanen rushed in for a one-yard score. Orting answered with 17 points in the second quarter. Cam Callen and Joseph Simpson each scored rushing touchdowns in the third quarter to put Lindbergh

back ahead 20-17. Orting scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to take the lead and the win. Ferndale 22, Hazen 16 Hazen fell to Ferndale 22-16 Saturday night in the preliminary round of the state tournament.

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The Highlanders (5-5) scored first on a run by Joe Glaefke, but Ferndale would score in the second to take the game into the half at a 7-7 tie. Ferndale scored the clinching touchdown from two yards out with less than a minute left. Bremerton 26, Renton 0 Renton didn't have an answer for Bremerton Friday night and lost 26-0 in the preliminary round of the state tournament.

The Indians (4-6) struggled on offense, turning the ball over five times. Kennedy 35, Mountlake Terrace 29 Kennedy is the lone Seamount team to move on to the state tournament after a 35-29 win over Mountlake Terrace Saturday night. The Lancers (8-1) trailed 3-0 after the first quarter, but dominated the second, scoring 21 points to Mountlake's zero. Kennedy then held on in the second half. Kennedy will play Columbia River in the first round of the 3A state tournament.

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Area swimmers perform well at districts Liberty girls finish 5th, full XC recap Hazen's 200-medley relay won a district title and the Highlanders placed second at the district meet Saturday. Hazen's 180 points were second only to league rival Kennedy, who had 205 points. The Highlanders relay of Talisa Wibmer, Kourtney Brunings, Clarissa Mitchell and Amy LeBar won the 200 medley by more than three seconds. The relay is seeded fifth at the state meet. Renton's Vanessa Moffatt and Anna Luksetich will swim & swim at state for Kennedy. Moffatt is part of 200-medley and 400-free relays. She will also swim in the 200 free and 100 fly. Moffatt won district titles in both events, plus with the 400-free relay. Luksetich will compete at state in the 200 free, 500 free and 400-free relay. Hazen's Wibmer qualified for state in the 100 back after finishing third. Wibmer is seeded sixth at state in the event. She swam the best 3A time in the event at state last year. Wibmer will also swim in the 100 free at state after taking fifth at districts. Brunings took second in the 200 IM and third in the 100 breast to qualify for state. LeBar placed fifth in the 50 free and third in the 100 free to qualify for state in both. Mitchell finished sixth in the 100 fly to qualify for state. Kristen LeBar took sixth in the 500 free to qualify for state. Hazen's 400-free relay placed second and qualified for state. The relay consists of Brunings, Kristen LeBar, Wibmer and Amy LeBar.


Liberty, Briggs have strong showing at Sea-King The Liberty girls swim team placed sixth at the Sea-King 3A district meet. Mackenna Briggs continued her standout season by winning district titles in the 50 free and 100 back. Liberty's 200-medley, 200-free and 400-free relays will all compete at state. In addition to

Briggs, Cecilia Nelson (200 free), Christina Sargent (dive), Ellie Hohensinner (500 free), and Lauryn Hepp (100 back) will all swim at state individually. Renton and Lindbergh Renton’s Tala Hild won a district title in the 100 butterfly Saturday, on her way to qualifying for state in four events. The Indians tied with Steilacoom for sixth as a team, scoring 92 points. Lindbergh finished just behind in eighth with 85 points. Port Angeles won the meet with 177 points. Hild finished the 100 fly in one minute, 2.24 seconds. She is seeded sixth going into the state meet. Hild also took third in the 50 free at districts, and will swim on both the 200- and 400-free relays for Renton at state. Coming in just ahead of Hild in the 50 free, was Lindbergh’s Kaitlin Zinsli. Zinsli took second in the event, trailing Steilacoom’s Kim Vincent by a scant one hundredth of a second. Zinsli also took third in the 100 free and will swim for Lindbergh in the 200-medley relay at state. Renton’s 200-free relay placed fourth, qualified for state, and featured Hild, Angela Vu, Eloisa Bautista and Jordan Mattheisen. The Indians’ 400-free relay placed third, qualified for state, and featured Vu, Mattheisen, Bautista and Hild. Renton’s Mattheisen qualified for state individually in the 500 free. Matthseisen took seventh. Bautista qualified for state individually in the 100 breast by taking seventh. Lindbergh’s 200-medley relay placed seventh, qualified for state, and featured Zinsli, Erica Garl, Chelsey Guhlke and Abby Chufar. The Eagle’s 400-free relay placed seventh, qualified for state, and featured Garl, Chufar, Guhlke and Simone Childs. Lindbergh’s Alexa Dias qualified for state in the one-meter dive competition by placing fourth.

The Liberty girls crosscountry team placed fifth at the 3A state meet, the team's best ever finish. Allie Wood led the way, finishing 24th with a time of 19 minutes, 35.6 seconds. Sarah Bliesner (34th), Megan Chucka (45th), Carlyn Schmidgall (56th), Rachel Shaw (72nd), Megan Larson (103rd), and Jordan Raymond (115th) rounded out the varsity team. Aaron Bowe placed 46th (16:39.2) to lead the Liberty boys. Hiron Redman finished in 93rd (17:19.7). Hazen's Daniel Karpman took 64th, with a time of 16:52.9. 2A Mohamud Abdi led the Lindbergh boys cross-country team to

The Liberty cross-country team after the state meet. liberty cross country

10th place at the 2A state meet. Abdi placed 25th with a time of 16 minutes, 22.7 seconds. Colton Maddy (42nd), Mitchell Hughey (74th), Omelyan Strembitskyy (83rd), Ismael Purganan (107th), Titus Owen (122nd), and David

Huff (136th) rounded out the Lindbergh team. Thuong Nguyen placed 58th, with a time of 20:46.3 for the Lindbergh girls. Christine Villanueva took 85th. Brian Reilly finished 42nd overall with a time of 16:49.1 for Renton.

Lindbergh, Liberty make state tournament The Lindbergh soccer team beat Orting 3-1 in the district tournament to advance to the 2A state tournament. The Eagles (11-4) play Hockinson Wednesday at home at 7 p.m. in the first round of the 2A state tournament. Elise Aylward scored twice for Lindbergh, while Lindsey Pfluger added another. Liberty (12-3-1) had the week off by virtue of winning the KingCo and ad-

vancing directly to state. They take on Shorecrest Wednesday at 7 p.m. at home in the first round of the 3A state tournament. Hazen fell to Columbia River 4-0 in the bi-district tournament. Their season ends with a 12-5-1 record. Renton lost to Klahowya 8-0 in districts. Their season ends at 7-6.


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Thunderbirds, VMC raise $15,000 for mammograms For the Renton Reporter

High-risk women in need will receive mammograms, thanks to a partnership between Valley Medical Center’s GLOW program and the Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team. Now in its second year, “Pink the Rink” raised more than $15,000 for Valley’s Breast Center to provide 100 life-saving mammograms and breast education for disadvantaged women. Held at Kent’s ShoWare Center, the hockey ice was literally turned pink for this special event to draw awareness to breast cancer. A free, pre-game party on the plaza had attendees dancing to the retro tunes of “Mr. Pink,” children bounced and slid on assorted inflatables, and special vendor booths raised money for breast cancer research through sales of pink cowboy hats and other assorted items. Breast cancer survivors at the event were given free pink camouflage bandanas. During the game between the Seattle Thunderbirds and Kamloops Blazers, T-birds members applied pink tape to their sticks, wore pink laces in their boots and sported

pink ribbon decals on their helmets in support. The crowd watched a special GLOW Flash Mob strut their stuff at half time, led by 100.7 The Wolf ’s DeAnna Lee, and three spectators had the chance to win a pinkstriped Mini Cooper through a hockey shoot out. “One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Until that number is zero, we will continue the fight to eradicate this terrible disease,” says Sherry Kuzan, a registered nurse and manager of The Breast Center at Valley Medical Center. “Mammograms are key to early detection, and for women who are high-risk it’s critical. The money raised at Pink the Rink will ensure that 100 women will not have to wonder and worry about their breast health. We can’t thank the community enough for coming out and showing their support.” The event received support from the Seattle Thunderbirds, ShoWare Center, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, the event’s Pink Panther Partner, and Northwest Mini. For more information about The Breast Center at Valley Medical Center, or to schedule a mammogram visit valleymed. org/breastcenter.

Take shuttles to UW, Seahawks football games this weekend For football fans who want an easy trip to the games this weekend, King County Metro Transit is operating University of Washington Husky game shuttles on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Seahawks game shuttles on Sunday, Nov. 11. Shuttles require cash fare and leave specific park-and-ride locations two to three hours before kickoff, and return to those park-and-rides after the game. Travelers in the SODO, Pioneer Square and downtown Seattle areas can expect traffic congestion and delays before and after Husky and Seahawks games and other stadium events. Saturday, Nov. 10: UW Huskies, final home game of the season Non-stop shuttles heading to the 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Husky game at CenturyLink Field depart designated parkand-ride lots beginning 2 1/2 hours before kickoff. Based on recent game day ridership, high demand is expected for these shuttles. Metro’s Husky shuttles serve the Eastgate, Federal Way, and South Kirkland park-andride lots and the Northgate Transit Center. Buses leave as they fill – or about every 20 minutes. The last shuttle to the game leaves about 40 minutes before kickoff. Most pre-game shuttles arrive near CenturyLink Field northbound on Fifth Avenue South at South Weller Street. The Federal Way shuttle stops on Fourth Avenue South just south of South Royal Brougham Way. Shuttle fares are $5 cash for a round trip or $3 cash when paid each way. No ORCA cards or passes are accepted for the shuttles. Exact change is required. Buses returning to Eastgate and South

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OUR BEAUTIFUL AKC puppies are ready to go to their new homes. They have been raised around young children and are well socialized. Both parents have excellent health, and the puppies have had their first wellness vet check-ups and shots. The mother is a Red Golden and the fa t h e r i s f u l l E n g l i s h Cream Golden. $800 each. For more pictures and infor mation about the puppies and our home/ kennel please visit us at: or call Verity at 360-520-9196

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Sat, Nov 10th 9am-4pm & Sun, Nov 11th, Noon4pm. Cedar River Court, 130 Main Ave S., Renton 98057. 12 tables of h o l i d ay o r n a m e n t s & decorations, craft items, candles, jewelry, baked goods & other gift ideas. “You name it...We got it!” Cookies & coffee ser ved! Par king - 2 spaces at bldg entrance, on street, par king lot (behind Pawn Shop), or Library lot (Mill Ave). No Earlies....Cash preference. Renton

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SATURDAY, November 17th, St. Andy’s Gals Holiday Bazaar, 9am to 3pm at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 3604 NE 10th Court, Renton Highlands. Lots of Crafts, Gifts, Holiday Decorations, Baked Goods and Raffle Items. A por tion of the proceeds will benefit Youth and Women Programs. Fo r m o r e i n fo r m a t i o n and directions, see our website at: or call: 425255-2580

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22’ 2007 JAYCO, JAY Flight Travel Trailer. Fully self contained. Sleeps 6 people. Interior shelving and storage through out. Sunny and bright with lots of windows. Outside shower and gas grill. Excellent condition! Original owners. 4,165 lbs towing, 2 propane tanks, luggage rack with ladder. Asking $12,800. Bonney Lake. 253-8917168. Vehicles Wanted

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It’s All About


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Providing Complete Plumbing & Heating Services in King County Since 1964 you offer any products that could help my water supply be more efficient, Q “Do or save me money?” :

Q/A | with David Brown – Owner, Fox Plumbing & Heating


“How did Fox Plumbing & Heating get started?” :


: Virgil Fox started the company in 1964; even as a young man, I loved “hands on work” and was proud to be a tradesman. I joined the company in 1973 and thrived in the environment of high standards and hard work. By 1979 I was half owner of the company, purchasing it in its entirety in 1983. I was dedicated to the value of quality service at a fair price and understood the importance of keeping every customer, since then I’ve expanded but maintained our deep commitment to integrity and quality work. Our customers tell us time and time again that we are the most trustworthy plumbing service in King County.

plumbing services do you offer? And do you do both repair and installaQ “What tion?” :


: If it has to do with pipes and water, we have the skilled workforce to both fix ailing systems and install new systems. We work in old and new homes as well as in businesses and commercial environments – we are experts in fixing old systems. We’re not always looking to sell people something new; if it can be fixed we fix it. We offer a full range of plumbing services from sewers to hot water tanks. We help our customers save money by offering plumbing system tune-ups, which are continually growing in popularity because they save people on the cost of repairs by catching problems early. We’re very excited to announce that we have expanded and now service and install all types of heating, furnaces and air conditioning, too. We are committed to our customers and to our staff, provid-


ing on-going training to make sure our technicians are simply the best trained in the business.

Q “Do you guarantee your services?” A :

: Absolutely, we have the best written warranties in the business. We provide our customers with the right price for the service and then guarantee the work. We have received the best service award from Angie’s list for over 6 years and are always top rated. Our customers will tell you about their experience with Fox Plumbing and Heating and we encourage them to do so. 80% of our new business comes from current customer referrals, we’re proud of this record and intend to continue it, every customer is important to us, I’ve built this whole business around satisfied customers, when we say “it’s all about service”, we mean it.

: First having equipment in good working order saves water and money, you wouldn’t believe how costly a dripping faucet or “ever-running toilet” can be, I’ve seen them cost home owners and businesses hundreds even thousands of dollars. In this day and age switching from a gas water tank to tankless system saves space, energy and delivers endless hot water. PSE even provides rebates. Converting from electric to gas can save thousands of dollars over time. It’s important to know what works for your life-style and budget and what are your energy saving goals. The benefits of a tankless system are; endless hot water, its green – smaller carbon footprint, space savings, and energy savings. It took me a while to be totally sold on the tankless hot water systems, but I am, today the technology is outstanding.

an emergency, what’s the best thing to do? What about afterhours and on Q “In the weekends?” :


: Call us 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Pipes, sewers, water heaters, toilets, sinks and furnaces can’t tell time and often chose the worst time to act up and break down. We get this and have experts available to assist you whenever you need it, at your home or business. We have dispatchers and technicians on call 24 hours per day. On our website we have emergency water shut off videos to help people in times of emergency. It’s understandable that most people don’t even think of their plumbing until something goes wrong, we often get our best customers through our response to an emergency, we’re there and we fix the problem. After an emergency many of our customers participate in our $99 annual Plumbing Tune-up program, which saves them hundreds even thousands of dollars in the long run and they are seeing great improvements in their plumbing systems.

James arrived within 3 hours of my call for service. He quickly determined the problem and did a work around to get me back online. Then the next day at the exact appointment time he replaced the tank. Prompt, Professional, Clean & Neat. Good equipment and a reasonable price. Best service contractor I have used in 30 years. - Tom Nesbit, Kirkland.

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Renton Reporter, November 09, 2012  

November 09, 2012 edition of the Renton Reporter