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Races decided Senior Justin Kim measures the refractive index on a glass fragment to see if it matches glass left at the crime scene, in Tricia Vannoy’s forensic science class at Issaquah High School. LINDA


SCIENCE WITH A TWIST Issaquah High students get a chance to be crime scene investigators



Senior Jennifer Duff uses tweezers to pick up a small piece of glass to analyze, in the forensic science class at Issaquah High School.

t’s easier to engage high school kids in learning if they can relate to what they are being taught — to the real world. Or in the case of the new forensic science class at Issaquah High School, the TV world, as in “CSI.”

This fall, science teacher Tricia Vannoy, started teaching forensic science, which she said is designed for every student — those who excel in science and math, or those who are struggling — because of the intense interest of the class. “Everyone likes a good mystery,” Vannoy said. She said the class focuses on the science, not the morbid aspects of forensics. The program was the brainchild of department head Linda Sorenson and Skyline High School teacher Ty Swiftney. With two grants — one from the PTSA and one from the Issaquah Schools Foundation — Vannoy was able to buy forensic kits for all the students, who number about 95, and are taking the class. Most are juniors or seniors, but she does have a few sophomores taking the course, like Amanda Fawcett. “I’ve always been interested in forensic sci-


ence, and I love writing true-crime stories, so I wanted to learn more about it,” Fawcett said. Right now the students are studying and analyzing glass fragments from a makebelieve crime scene. One set of fragments are from the suspect’s shoes. The challenge is to figure out if those fragments match those found at the crime scene. The glass fragments are measured for density. Then different tests are done in lab to check the refractive index. Vannoy said as the class progresses they will be working with blood splatters and doing blood typing, where her class might

buddy up with the physics class because so much math is involved. Senior Justin Kim wants to pursue a career that involves science. His favorite class is chemistry and there is plenty of chemistry involved in the forensics class because the students use various chemicals to test evidence. The kits also include the tools they need to look at gunshot residue. When the students study toxology they will learn about techniques involved in drug testing — and no, they won’t be drug testing each other. SEE FORENSICS, 2

Those looking for drama in local elections Tuesday night were likely disappointed — at least on the Legislative side. After the first wave of results, Democrat Mark Mullet carried a comfortable lead over Republican Mark Mullet Brad Toft in the District 5 race for State Senate. The latest results before The Reporter’s deadline had Mullet leading with 53.75 Chad Magendanz percent of the vote, to Toft’s 46.1 percent. Also in the 5th District, Chad Magendaz (R) held on to a 10 point Roger Goodman margin over opponent David Spring (D) for Position 2. In the latest results, Magendaz, a former Issaquah Larry Springer School Board president, led with 55.1 percent of the vote to Spring’s 44.8 percent. In the 45th District, Roger Goodman (D) held a comfortable lead over Joel Hussey (R) for Position 1. Goodman collected 55.99 percent to Hussey’s 43.93. Larry Springer (D) also held a comfortable lead for Position 2, carrying 57.04 percent of the vote, to Jim Thatcher’s 42.87. The most tightly contest local race was the City of Sammamish’s Proposition 1 vote to gauge public interest on a Community and Aquatic Center. The latest results have 51.22 percent in favor and 48.77 percent against. For more on all the local races, turn to page 8 and 9.

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said he would come to the school with an automatic weapon and open fire in the commons area. Their inner CSI beckoned them to solve the mystery. “I’ve always loved CSI and Criminal Minds,” said senior Kenna Buchberger, adding that business was also an option, in case she doesn’t decide to become a crime scene investigator. Linda Ball

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The beauty of this class Vannoy said, it that the students are so engaged. “It’s fun doing forensics because people really do this,” said senior Jennifer Duff. Vannoy said the students were eager to figure out who made the threat at Skyline High School last month when a 16-year-old male

Friday, November 9, 2012

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Board openings available Sammamish has put out a call for public-spirited residents who may want to serve as volunteers on several boards and commissions. Appointments are available on the Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Arts Commission and Beaver Lake Management District Advisory Board. “The people who serve on these commissions and boards provide an invaluable service to our

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The best candidates that money can buy

umorist Will Rogers once noted that “politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.” If he could only see it now. Estimates put the cost of the recent presidential race at $2.6 billion. That means one side spent more than $1 billion only to lose. We’d hope there was a lesson there – but we doubt it. If the public were to believe the unending direct mail pieces flooding mailboxes, countless robo-calls, and an unconscionable number of vile “hit pieces” on television, they would conclude that the best candidate for the job should have been “none of the above.” We suspect many people were sick of the whole thing weeks before Nov. 6. The blame for a lot of this falls on the “super PACs,” collections of groups outside a politician’s direct campaign that are allowed to raise unlimited amounts of money. The situation actually is worse since many groups don’t have to register with the Federal Election Commission because they say they are focusing on “educational,” not “political” activities. We’re calling – well, you know – on that. This money-grubbing situation isn’t limited to the presidential race. The cost of political campaigns nationwide is estimated to be $6 million. In our state alone, the race for governor is expected to reach a total cost of $46 million. Despite this national effort, many voters say they don’t expect things to change much regardless of who is elected president. We may not get the “best candidate that money can buy,” but we’re certainly going to get one who is ridiculously expensive. – Craig Groshart, Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter


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ast week, the Bellevue Reporter came out in support of Referendum 74, a ballot measure regarding the legalization of marriage for same sex couples in Washington state. For me, it was a simple decision. I voted to approve Referendum 74, and I couldn’t be more proud than to work for a paper that felt the same way. On Tuesday, the state of Washington - and three other states - came to the same conclusion: Keegan Prosser “Washington voters sent a resounding message that nothing less than marriage is full equality for gay and lesbian couples. This victory rounds out a landslide sweep of all four marriage ballot measures this November.” Now I know this was a touchy issue for many – as I’ve seen the “Reject 74” protestors on my way to work every morning for the past month. And I understand some people feel that being gay is “wrong.” But that’s a whole other issue. For me, this is equal rights we are talking about. In my opinion, everyone has the right to pursue their own happiness – in

whatever form that may take. Some argue the word “marriage” is defined as a relationship between a man and a woman, and as such, you can’t redefine it. I say, why not? Things change, societies evolve, and the right to marry – along with the privileges it grants – should be applicable to all. Another argument I’ve been hearing get thrown around is that “everything but marriage” is enough. It’s not. By saying that gay people can everything BUT - you’re implying that they are not worthy. You are saying they are not equal. You are saying they are second class citizens. THAT, my friends, is not OK. If you were one of the people who decided to vote to reject this measure, I respect your right to make your own decision. However, I fail to see how someone else’s personal relationship is any of your business. If you don’t like gay marriage, then don’t get gay married. On Tuesday Washington stood up for what is right: acceptance, equality and love. And that is something to celebrate. Keegan Prosser is a staff writer with the Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter. She can be contacted at 425-453-4602 or kprosser@

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Relay For Life 2013 focuses on new study By Linda Ball Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter

Michael Cecil was only 5-years-old when his mother, Sheila, was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma — a peripheral nerve sheath tumor — a form of cancer of the connective tissue surrounding nerves. Now a 17-year-old senior at Issaquah High School, he’s really only known his mom as a cancer patient. Sheila’s tumor was originally in her nasal passages, so she had to have brain surgery. The event that triggered her to go to the doctor, was a nose bleed that wouldn’t stop. Now Sheila is cancer free although still dealing with maintenance. Sadly, her sister, Peggy, Michael’s Godmother, is now battling stage four breast cancer. This in a family with no history of cancer. Even more mysterious, both Sheila and Peggy were diagnosed at age 39. “When I was diagnosed, he had said if something happens to me, aunt Peggy will be like my mom,” Sheila said. Then he wondered what would happen if both were gone? “The best thing for the kids (Michael’s older siblings, Jackie, 21, and

Andy, 23) is to realize there is hope although there’s a lot of sadness with cancer.” That’s why Michael has been involved with American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life - raising $12,000 for his team last year. He has been involved for several years, raising money with fundraisers such as a game night, or talking to folks waiting in line for the ferry. Sheila said Michael and his co-captain, Ryan Fukuda along with Mary Lou and Karl Pauley, also organize a benefit dinner/ fundraiser each year at Gibson Hall, which is their biggest fundraising event. “He doesn’t have any problems speaking in front of people,” Sheila said of her youngest son. Although the ACS Relay for Life isn’t until spring, the Relay for Life, Issaquah, is calling on volunteers and teams to rally now. Wednesday, Nov. 14, there will be a 2013 Relay Fall Kick-Off Open House at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way, SW at 6:30 p.m. Aimee Martin, Community Relationship Manager for ACS, said the Issaquah Relay is its largest fundraiser in King County, grossing more than $200,000

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for patients and for the Reach to Recovery program where former cancer patients mentor newly diagnosed patients, helping them through the labyrinth of cancer treatment. Martin said ACS has funded 46 researchers who have won individual Nobel Prizes in scientific research. Each relayer is expected to raise at least $100 in order to stay on the track and stay overnight. “I am truly proud of Michael, Jackie and Andy,” Sheila said. “They always wanted to do something to make my cancer go away.”

For now anyway, a 1 percent increase in property taxes is off the table for the City of Issaquah in the 2013 proposed budget. The increase would have raised a total of $69,700 or $4.75 a year on a $400,000 home. At the regularly scheduled City Council meeting Nov. 5, deputy finance director Diane Marcotte said that property taxes represent 32 percent of the city’s total tax revenue. The remainder comes from sales, utility and business and occupation taxes. Of the property tax, 64 percent goes to fund schools. Settling on the property tax issue was one of the last pieces of the puzzle in putting together the city’s 2013 budget. After a proposal not to increase property taxes by councilman Fred Butler, which was seconded by Mark Mullet, the council voted unanimously against the increase. Marcotte said assessed valuations on property are estimated to go up 4 percent next year. The total assessed valuation for all real property in Issaquah now is $6,230,929,938. Marcotte said there are biding wars going on in real estate transactions, pointing to rising values. This council vote directs Mayor Ava Frisinger to approve the 2013 budget with no property tax increase. The council will look at the entire budget at the Nov. 19 council meeting, which also will be the final meeting for a public hearing on the budget. Butler said it is possible the budget will be approved at the Dec. 3 meeting.

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Michael Cecil with his mom, Sheila, a cancer survivor, pose at the top of a fire truck cherry picker for a a bird’s eye view, at last year’s Relay for Life. Courtesy photo annually. It started with just four teams in 1999 at the Issaquah High School track. Martin said most of the money raised in the 2013 event will fund Cancer Prevention Study Three, which will monitor a group of people for 20 to 30 years. The study is focused on lifestyle choices. It will look at what the volunteers eat, if they exercise or if they have children. To be part of the study you must be between the ages of 30 and 65 and have not had cancer. Family history of cancer is not a factor. Funds will also be directed to research, salaries for patient navigators, funding for rides to the doctor

What Happens to the Food QFC Can’t Sell Part of QFC’s mission has always been to “sell the highest quality foods at surprisingly affordable prices.” Quality is so important that it’s part of our name, Quality Food Centers. Because quality is so important to us, we put a great deal of emphasis on stocking our stores correctly. We try to order enough product to meet our customers’ demand, but not so much that it remains on our shelves past its prime. But sometimes we order more fresh products than we can sell. When that happens and we find ourselves with food that is perfectly safe and healthful to eat, but which no longer meets our standards for freshness and quality, we have a plan and a partnership in place to provide this nutritious food to hungry people in our communities.

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days or several days in which they can be safely consumed. Perishable products that we donate include meat, produce, dairy, bakery and deli products. Together Food Lifeline and Oregon Good Bank support over 1,000 local food banks and hot meal programs in Western Washington and Oregon. They are able to determine which of our donated foods can go to food banks or need to be used right away at meal programs, such as at shelters. Thanks to Food Lifeline and Oregon Food Bank, their member agencies receive this nutritious food that they then supply to hungry people in our communities. Food Lifeline and Oregon Food Bank provide program support and training to their respective networks to ensure that the partner agencies can concentrate on getting food to the hungry people who need it most. In addition to the Perishable Donations Partnership which QFC supports throughout the year, during the holidays

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Customers can purchase and then donate $10 pre-packaged bags of groceries for neighborhood food banks.

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Pizza with a purpose Issaquah’s Tutta Bella pizzeria offers more than just a tasty slice BY JOSH SUMAN ISSAQUAH & SAMMAMISH REPORTER

Pizza has been good to Joe Fugere. So when he found an opportunity to use his famous pies to give something back, he jumped at it. Fugere heard stories throughout his childhood from his grandmother, an Italian immigrant, about the unmistakable flavors of classic Neapolitan pizza - San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt - and knew from her passionate tones the meaning went deeper than the crust and toppings. “I always remembered what my grandmother said,” Fugere said. “I wanted to find out what she meant by authentic Neapolitan pizza.” When he left his position at Starbucks, he knew he wanted to start his own business and create something that represented not only the Seattle area, but his deeply ingrained Italian heritage. The result was Tutta Bella. Fugere never imagined his plan would extend beyond one location, but as word spread around Seattle and the Eastside about the area’s first certified authentic Neapolitan pizzeria, expansion became inevitable. Today, Tutta Bella has locations in Issaquah and three places in Seattle. While filling neighborhoods with the trademark smells of a wood-fired oven and carefully crafted ingredients was no doubt a dream come true, Fugere knew there had to be even more possibilities to integrate his business into the communities it served. When he was asked to give the keynote speech at the 2010 International Pizza Expo, which brings independent pizzerias from around the world together to share insights and examine industry advancements, Fugere knew it was the right time to launch his plan. “I wanted to add something meaningful to my speech,” he said. “We decided to rally around a cause that has touched most Americans, breast cancer.” The original plan was to partner with Susan G. Komen and its Quest for Cure, but complications with the agency

Tutta Bella founder and owner Joe Fugere has a passion for pizza that has taken him across the globe and given customers in Issaquah a taste of his family’s roots in Naples. COURTESY PHOTO grounded that plan prematurely. Without an established network to fundraise and build connections, Fugere and his two partners, Pizza Today editor-in-chief Jeremy White and industry equipment supplier Garrett Mullen, decided they would have to go it alone. Mullen’s wife passed away in 2010 after a four-year battle with breast cancer and in her honor, the three men created the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation and its signature fundraiser, Slice of Hope. Similar to the nationwide restaurant campaign Dine Out for Life, Slice of Hope gave patrons at Tutta Bella the option of making a donation on their guest check that Fugere and Mullen each matched dollar-for-dollar for the month prior to the main fundraiser for the inaugural event last year. That led to one day when Tutta Bella, and the more than 100 pizzerias around the nation that joined in the event, donated 20 percent of sales to Slice of Hope. “It’s all about building money so we can write checks directly to the researchers,” Fugere said, noting that Slice

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Sammamish voters divided on Community and Aquatic Center After the first round of voter returns, the most hotly debated topic in Sammamish was, and still is too close to call. Residents are nearly split down the middle on Proposition 1 — the non-binding advisory vote that used as a gauge by the city council on whether or not to move forward with the development of a $30 million Community and Aquatic Center. The ‘yes’ side is holding a narrow 359-vote lead with 7,522 (51.22 percent) in favor to 7,163 (48.77 percent) against. Results will not be finalized until Nov. 27. “Obviously we would like to have seen a bigger margin with the initial results, but overall, I think we’re doing well — particularly with the amount of money that was spent against it,” said Sammamish Mayor Tom Odell. If approved, the city would decide whether to go forward with a 60,000-square-foot multipurpose Community Center that would be operated by the YMCA. The non-profit would also contribute $5 million towards the construction of the facility and an additional $1 million for equipment and furnishings. Odell said that operation and construction agreements haven’t been finalized, meaning it could take some time before the council’s final vote on the Community Center — most likely at the end January. Odell said he doesn’t believe there’s a definitive number of pro votes that need to be reached. “I think if it ends up being one vote positive, people want the Community Center, if it’s one vote against, we’ll seriously have to evaluate things,” he said. The proposed Community Center would include a leisure pool, lap pool, family spa, full size gymnasium, small gymnasium, a two-lane walk/jog track among several other attributes. The city, which has promised a community center

would provide no new taxes, would provide the alreadyowned site near City Hall and $25 million in construction funding — $14 million of which will come from the Parks Capital Fund. The remaining money would come from the city’s reserves, which Odell said would still be strong. He said the city is required to maintain at least 10 percent of one year’s operating budget in reserves and Sammamish would still have three year’s worth, if not more. In addition to the community center, the YMCA will give the city a 50-year lease at $1 year on approximately seven acres of YMCA property on 228th Avenue near Pine Lake Middle School for future civic purposes. Opponents of Prop. 1 argued that it would be irresponsible for the city to help build a facility that competed with existing private enterprise along with using its reserve funds. “Trying to cram down a single option with no given process without explaining all the facts or alternatives is just wrong,” said citizen Arthur Goldman, who spoke to the city council at its Nov. 6 meeting. Goldman, who helped author the con statement in the voter’s pamphlet, said he spoke to roughly 200 citizens — 90 percent of whom he said opposed the idea. “I considerably believe the city should explore the option of a community center, however, this should be done in the open with input from the community with numerous options explored,” he told the council. “I don’t know if you realize, but this is really dividing the community.” The Reporter will update the results on its website as they become available. Go to or Kevin Endejan

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Rep. Larry Springer shares a laugh with his wife, Kirkland City Council member Penny Sweet, right, and Congressional candidate Suzan DelBene during an election night party. CArie Rodriguez, Kirkland reporter

Incumbents hold strong in 45th By carrie rodriguez kirkland reporter

Early election results displayed a large advantage and they have held for the Democratic incumbents for both seats in the 45th District race. Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, leads against Republican Joel Hussey for the Position 1 seat with 55.99 - 43.93 percent, or 24,469 votes to 19.198. Rep. Larry Springer, D-Kirkland, leads against Republican Jim Thatcher for the Position 2 seat with 57.04 percent, or 24,822 votes to 18,656. “I think it’s an indication that the voters actually believe the direction we’re going is the right one and we’re just going to keep it up,” said Rep. Larry Springer during an election night event at the Woodmark Hotel. “It’s all about education funding and building and infrastructure and (voters) are going to send (Roger and I) back to the Legislature.”

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Mullet declares victory in 5th District Senate race In the contentious District 5 race for state Senate Democrat Mark Mullet, a member of the Issaquah City Council, took an early lead over Republican Brad Toft, a mortgage lender. Mullet rolled up 23.216 votes (53.75 percent) to Toft’s 19,909 (46.1 percent). Mullet was celebrating his apparent victory Tuesday night at Zeek’s Pizza in Issaquah, one of his two businesses. Mullet said he plans to find the middle ground in Olympia and move forward. “The Democratic party has work to do when it comes to business and my experience will move that along,” he said while enjoying a piece of ice-cream cake. The cake was decorated with a donkey sporting a mullet hair cut, a humorous jab at his name. Toft said the race is too close to call “Republicans tend to vote late,” Toft said. “We watch the trends as they come in and we’re prepared to hold on for a few days.” The seat that was up for grabs was vacated by Cheryl Pflug, who accepted a position in Olympia. Pflug, a Republican, endorsed Mullet, which left her party scrambling to find a candidate. Toft has maintained that there was a back-door deal between Gov. Chris Gregoire, Pflug and Mullet when Pflug accepted a position with the State Growth Management Hearings Board.

Mark Mullet with his wife, Sabath Mullet, celebrate his apparent victory Tuesday night at Zeek’s Pizza. Sabath said their four daughters had been at the celebration earlier. photo credit

Magendanz holds lead in District 5 Position 2 race In the race for District 5 representative, Position 2, between former Issaquah School Board president Chad Magendanz

and educator David Spring, Magendanz was prepared to declare victory Tuesday night as he held on to a 10 point margin. The first results showed Magendanz with 55.1 percent of the vote, to Spring’s 44.8 percent.

Speaking by phone from the Bellevue Hyatt, Magendanz said his first focus in Olympia would be the funding of education. Magendanz said he has already been working with the joint task force on education and hopes to be on the education committee and address a lawsuit on school funding. Magendanz said Brian Deagle has been appointed as the Issaquah School Board president. Spring, reached at home, said he is going to watch the numbers in the next couple of days. “I am happy to get 45 percent of the vote considering I was outspent 30 to one,” Spring said. “What I am disappointed about is that we have the among the lowest school funding in America in east King County, the largest class sizes, but we also pay among the highest taxes in America. The person I’m running against is going to continue that system.” He blames inadequate school funding on big corporate tax breaks, robbing the future of millions of children. “My only sadness is this will continue for the next two years. I am only sad for my children,” he said. “I will continue to speak out on this issue, and I will continue to see what happens. I’m not ready to concede this election because I’m getting ready for the next election.” Linda Ball

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Gene Blair, manager of Capco Beverages in Issaquah, stands in front of the store’s expansive section of liquor from only Washington distilleries. LINDA BALL, ISSAQUAH & SAMMAMISH REPORTER Tuesdays. Like Blair, she added accessories, such as Riedel wine glasses, to her inventory. Blair does find it bizarre that people still drive by the Issaquah store thinking it’s closed. “It never occurred to me that people would drive by and not realize we’re still here,” he said. He said it’s probably because most of the liquor stores that were bought at auction have folded up and gone out of business. “Some of them just didn’t know the business and what they were getting into,” he said. “I’m trying to get everything the big stores can’t.” Brian Smith, spokesman for the state

liquor control board said when 1183 passed, just because someone bought the license for a store, it doesn’t necessarily mean it opened right away or will open at all. The buyer can also move the license to a location within one mile. In the case of Issaquah and Sammamish both stores are where they were when they were state owned. Klahanie Liquor and Wine never got the chance to open as a state liquor store, because 1183 passed before it could. It would have been a neighbor to QFC, which blocked it from opening in that location. Linda Ball

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Gene Blair at Capco Beverages in Issaquah is distinguishing his liquor store from the grocery and big box stores by specializing in scotches and bourbons. And in Sammamish, Jin Kim, who owns Plateau Spirits and Wine, is concentrating on a wide variety of vodka. When the state got out of the liquor business in June, the former state liquor stores were auctioned to the highest bidder. Kim bought her store on 228th Ave. NE for $200,000; Leon Capelouto of Seattle, who also won the bid on the West Seattle store, won the bid on the Issaquah store for $251,000. Blair manages the Issaquah store. “I’ve always specialized in scotch and bourbon, and I’ve expanded on them,” Blair said. He has also expanded on minis, because the grocery stores don’t sell them since they are so easy to steal. He stocks 175 different minis, and Kim carries 50 varieties of the little bottles. At the Issaquah store, Blair has over 100 scotches and over 100 bourbons. He likes to focus on product from local distilleries and he carries only Washington wines. The store has also added bar supplies, gift bags and novelties such as Bailey’s chocolates. Blair

also plans to carry growlers, which are 64 oz. jugs of beer that the consumer brings back to refill, which Kim has already done. Kim has 12 taps of high quality beer to fill her growlers. She said a growler compares to five pints, but it’s much better beer and a better value. For example she carries Redmond’s Mac & Jacks and Georgetown’s Mannys for $9.99 a growler. Taps at Plateau Spirits and Wine will rotate seasonally - right now Kim has a pumpkin beer on tap. Blair said they have to separate themselves from the competition. “One thing about the liquor business, you can buy now in 10 different places, but if you want choice, or different things, they (grocery stores, big box stores) all have the same thing,” Blair said. Kim said competing with the big box stores is hard, but she has more than 3,000 varieties of vodka in stock — everything from a caramel-flavored vodka to a Bison grass flavored vodka from Poland, which she said is very good and no one else has. You can even see the long elegant piece of grass standing in the bottle. Kim also has daily beer tastings, weekly wine tastings, and 10 percent discounts on purchases of six or more bottles of spirits or wine, a 10 percent discount on your birthday and seniors (over 65) get 10 percent off on

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What would your loved ones like for Christmas? Pleasing a teenager isn’t as hard as it might seem.

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inding Christmas gifts for teenagers is child’s play. Unconvinced? Then take a look at the few suggestions below. They are sure to please the young people you know without breaking your Christmas budget.

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for you to spend some time with your nearly-grown up child, or you might decide to offer your teen both tickets so he or she can invite a friend along instead.

First of all, start searching your local stores well before the holidays. You don’t need to start buying, necessarily, but you will get inspired and know where to go when you’re ready to buy. Listen to your loved ones on what they’re saying about their wish list, their practical needs, and their dreams. A spouse who grumbles that they don’t get out enough would enjoy a gift certificate for the neighborhood movie theatre, while a loved one complaining about their poorly equipped kitchen would be a prime recipient of useful kitchen utensils and gadgets.

If you’re still hesitating or are unsure about the perfect gift, you can always fall back on a gift certificate. However uninspired it may seem, it’s still a winning formula that enables the recipient to buy a little something that is sure to please.

When visiting friends and family, look around the home to see what’s missing or what needs replacing. When shopping with them, pay attention to where their gaze wanders. You can create such opportunities by inviting them out for a coffee and then suggesting some window shopping. It’s a great way to collect gift ideas without them even knowing!

Personalized stuff is always popular with young people. Look for items displaying their first name or bearing the image or logo of something they’re interested in. You can find such images on soap, cellphone cases, bracelets, mouse pads, school and locker accessories, and backpacks. Other gifts that always appeal to teenagers include:

• a video game, a bestselling novel, or a DVD; • a digital media device (such as an MP3 player or an iPod) with a gift certificate for downloading music; • an annual subscription to a favorite magazine; • a fashion accessory or a makeup kit (for girls). Is your teenage son or daughter a ice hockey, football, baseball or soccer fan? Do they go crazy over one particular band (that’s right, the one that’s making you go deaf!) that just happens to be giving a show in your area? Then why not offer your teenager a couple of tickets for a favorite event. It can be a fun opportunity

With children, their desires are so much easier to pick up on. All you have to do is sit down with them while they write a letter to Santa or ask them to circle everything that catches their eye in a catalog or printed ads. The very last trick is to be vigilant all year long: find a great hiding spot and tuck away suitable gifts that you stumble across by chance during the year. When there’s no Christmas-time pressure your thinking will be clearer and the extra money spent likely won’t be missed. You’ll also earn yourself some time away from the frenzy of Christmas shopping and get some real bargains. It’s another smart way to shop and hit the bull’s eye at the same time.

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any people love to spoil their dog at Christmas, but what about his or her owner? If you’re looking for an original and personalized idea for a dog lover, here are a few ideas to sniff out for a perfect gift.

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Glaze ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 tsp butter

Many businesses now specialize in photo products, which are a great medium for preserving the memory of a pet for posterity. For pet owners who love to have fun and who are particularly fond of jigsaw puzzles, think about an original wood puzzle featuring their pet. All you have to do is take a photograph of the pet in question to a specialized store where it will be glued to a piece of wood, covered with a protective film, and then cut out into pieces. Or for pet owners who spend a lot of time at work, what could be better than presenting them with a calendar featuring the most beautiful photographs of their four-legged friends?

Preparation: Grease sides of large heavy saucepan. Add sugar; stir in eggnog and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until boiling.

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You could also give a cute food bowl on which the name of the pet has been painted by hand. Just be sure that the bowl is made of good quality earthenware, without any lead or cadmium. In the same vein, no pet owner could resist a personalized collar bearing an engraving of their dog’s name. For dog owners who haven’t yet mastered their pet’s unruliness, think about offering a gift certificate for obedience classes. Look for a trainer who uses a positive approach based on dietary rewards, toys, You might love to spoil and physical or educational activities. Be wary of your dog at Christmas, trainers who advocate strategies using physical force that can harm your friend’s pet. but don’t forget the owner!

Immediately remove from heat; let cool to lukewarm, 110°F, without stirring. Using wooden spoon, beat in butter and vanilla, beating until very thick and no longer shiny. Quickly stir in nuts. Spread in greased 8-inch square cake pan.

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A room filled with the scent of cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg will instantly bring to mind Grandma’s gingerbread cookies or Dad’s hot chocolate sprinkled with cinnamon. That’s probably why we rush to stock up with holiday spices and foods that will fill our homes with exotic fragrances. Just think of the oranges we used to find in the bottom

of our Christmas stockings, a throwback to earlier days when citrus fruits were precious, rare treats. Indeed, sticking a few cloves into an orange will fill a room with a rich perfume, both sweet and spicy and most definitely Christmassy. To really get into the holiday spirit you can always rely on the wonders of Mother Nature. Start with the fir tree, the king of the forest. To ornament your living room with one of these fragrant beauties, choose a balsam fir—its delicious scent makes it the ideal Christmas tree. Other plants and flowers are also great Christmas traditions:

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Give your love ones the Gift of Music

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ecember is looming on the horizon and so the time has come to start planning your holiday festivities. This year, make a pledge that you won’t leave things until the last minute. Who needs the headache of harried scrambling to busy supermarkets or battling the crowds at the big-box stores? Preparing early will help you organize a truly unforgettable event, whether it’s for work colleagues, friends, or family members.

Booking a caterer or a reception room early is important when planning a Christmas party.

Start by considering whether you want to host a party at home or dine out. Fix the date and reserve a restaurant or caterer as early as possible. After all, you don’t want to be one of those disorganized people who have to settle for a lessthan-ideal place just because it’s one of the few still available. Then, if you have a large enough budget, find a DJ to provide the music for your event. Your guests will have lots of fun on the dance floor to the sound of today’s hits as well as their very own special requests. Karaoke is always a popular entertainment option as well.

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Former Eastlake star talks Pac-12 hoops, the minors and Cougar Gold BY JOSH SUMAN ISSAQUAH/SAMMAMISH REPORTER


Before getting to Washington State, you played in the Royals farm system. What were the best and worst parts about life on the road in the minors?


I think just getting to play baseball, which is a sport I loved growing up. Having that opportunity was something I was tremendously blessed to get to do. It is sort of two-fold. Being away from home for nine months was pretty tough. The travel and stuff is a demanding schedule and it’s not a glamourous lifestyle. But it’s a lot of fun.


What is the biggest difference between professional sports and collegiate sports?


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Skyline, Eastside Catholic remain unbeaten, headed to state The Spartans dominated throughout in a 59-17 win over Puyallup that punched their ticket into the 4A state tournament and kept their title defense alive. Lake Stevens will be the next challenger and will travel to Sammamish for a 7 p.m. start on Friday. Eastside Catholic kept its season alive and will head to the 3A state tournament as the second seed from the Sea-King district after a 27-13 win over Meadowdale. The Crusaders will be the hosts as Seattle Memorial Stadium against Kelso on Saturday in a 7 p.m. kickoff for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Local runners wrap up season at state cross country meet Keegan Symmes brought home a 12th place finish in his final prep cross country meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco for Skyline and was the top local finisher in the group, coming in with a time of 15 minutes, 46.1 seconds. Eastlake’s Jordan Oldenburg ended the meet in 27th place for the Wolves, which finished 10th as a team. Dylan Cole, Caleb Olson, Nathan Pixler, Reece Bynum and Josh Caile also ran for Eastlake, which along with Garfield were the only 4A KingCo teams to bring a full squad of runners. It was a 10th place finish for the Wolves on the girls side as well, with Anastasia Koskyh leading the way with a top-50 finish. Olivia Latham, Devon Bortfield, Rachel Zigman, Grace Johnson, Nicole Stinnett and Kirsten Flindt also ran for Eastlake. Ellie Clawson and Cayla Seligman ran for Issaquah in the 4A girls meet. Matt Siegel, a sophomore, was the lone competitor in the 3A boys race for Eastside.

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Keaton Hayenga goes up for a shot as a member of the Bellevue College team. CONTRIBUTED people telling you where to be and what to do. College is a lot more structured and it allows guys to have a schedule and routine of getting things done.



The talent at the Pac-12 level is off the charts. Im excited to get into the league and see what it has to offer. The cliche is the game is a lot faster and it holds true. You have to make decisions so much quicker at this level.



Was baseball or basketball your first love?

Honestly, I don’t know if I could ever choose which was my first love. I can remember playing both sports about the same time and I loved them both. Which is more fun: dunking on a guy, or getting a swinging strikeout?


That’s tough…I would say there is probably nothing more exciting than dunking on someone. That is one of the coolest plays in sports. But standing on the mound and getting a big strikeout is a pretty cool feeling too.


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I don’t know. We’re just focused on trying to get better every day in practice. If we continue to work hard and play as a team, we will have a good season.

The state swim and dive meet gets underway Friday at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way and a host of preps from Issaquah and Sammamish will be on hand. Skyline will have the sixth seed in the 200 medley relay with Kristaley Umezawa, Andi Scarcello, Stephanie Munoz and Maria Volodkevich and that group is seeded third in the 400 free relay. Munoz will try for a spot on the podium in the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley and Scarcello, Umezawa and Shanley Miller will also swim the 200 IM and Umezawa will be in the 100 backstroke along with teammate Sarah Elderkin. Scarcello will swim the 100 breaststroke along with Miller. Volodkevich is seeded fifth in the 50 free as well. Three Spartans will join Munoz in the 100 fly, as Kathy Lin, Elderkin and Abby Magee will all be in the preliminary heats. Lin, Magee, Miller and Erin Zadina will be in the 200 free relay. Erin Taylor brings the state’s second best score into the one meter dive competition and will be joined by teammate Alyssa Holt. Issaquah will be seventh in the 200 medley relay with Stacey Meier, Kayla Flaten, Kellie-Marie Langan and Gabrielle Gevers, who will also swim the 50 free. Meier and Skyline’s Volodkevich will also be head to head in the 100 freestyle, along with Gevers and Meier will be in the field for the 100 backstroke as well. Michelle Francois will be in the 500 free for the Eagles. Francois, Brooke Flaten, Kayla Flaten and Gevers make up the team in the 200 free relay. Kayla Flaten is also in the field in the 100 breast. Meier, Francois, Christina Kwon and Samantha Harbeck will team in the 400 free relay. The Eastlake squad of Nikki Bennett, Erin Alleva, Alyssa Poggermann and Lily Newton earned the final seed in the 200 medley relay and will also be in the 400 free relay. Newton will swim the 200 free for the Wolves and the 500 free. Kaela Call, Christina Torrente and Tyler Thomas will all dive for Eastlake.

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Keaton Hayenga has taken a different route than most to a Pac-12 basketball court. An Eastlake graduate, Hayenga was drafted in the 31st round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft and spent five years in the Kansas City Royals minor league system, making 38 appearances on the mound during his stint as a professional baseball player. Also a standout basketball player during his time with the Wolves, Hayenga decided to head from the diamond to the court, and the classroom, at Bellevue College, where he was named second team all region in the NWAACC after one season with the Bulldogs. Hayenga will get his first taste of live action with WSU when the Cougars open the regular season against Eastern Washington in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at Beasley Coliseum on Nov. 10.

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Bellevue College names new president The Bellevue College Board of Trustees voted Monday, Nov. 5 to select David L. Rule, Ph.D., to become the institution’s fifth president in its nearly 50-year history. The vote gives the board authorization to begin contract negotiations with Rule. Once finalized, he is expected to begin in January. David Rule “I am thrilled to have been chosen as the next president of Bellevue College,” Rule said. “I look forward to beginning this new adventure and working with the trustees, students, faculty, staff, businesses and the community to build on the strong foundation that already exists at this institution.” Rule will lead the largest community college, and the third largest institution of higher learning, in Washington state, with 37,000 students annually. The college is currently expanding its four-year bachelor’s degree offerings: a Healthcare


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TIRES SLASHED A Sammamish woman called police Nov. 2 to report that someone slashed three of the four tires on her SUV on Halloween night. The woman, who lives in the 19000 block of Northeast 32nd Place, said her son had take the vehicle out for a Halloween party. She believes he was specifically targeted but the son denied that was the case. The estimated cost of replacement tires was $1,000.

PHYSICAL THREAT A 30-year-old Sammamish woman called police Nov. 3 after her husband allegedly threatened to knock her teeth out. The woman, who is not originally from the United States, said her husband recently got upset that she was becoming “more independent” and took her cell phone away and cut off her access to the Internet. The woman said the argument started after their young child entered the husband’s workspace and he asked her to remove him. The husband, 42, denied saying he would knock his wife’s teeth out, saying, “I will not speak ill of my wife, but she is lying.” Police made sure the man understood domestic violence laws and provided the woman the proper resources in case another incident occurs.

Public Health – Seattle & King County is encouraging people to vaccinate now to protect against the flu. “Flu vaccine is the single best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu,” said Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County. Influenza can cause significant lost time from work and school, as well as the expense of doctor visits. In some instances, it can also cause hospitalization and even death, health officials said. Health experts recommend that everyone six months and older get the flu vaccine, especially people at high-risk for severe influenza, including: Children 6 months through their fifth birthday. Pregnant women, to protect both the mother and the newborn infant. Adults age 50 years and older. People with chronic health problems like diabetes, heart, liver, lung, kidney, and certain neurological diseases, and extreme obesity. Household members, care givers, and other close contacts of high-risk people should get vaccinated to prevent them from spreading influenza. Vaccine supply is widely available in King County. Flu shots are available at doctors’ offices, clinics, pharmacies, and other providers. Some health care providers and pharmacies may also have FluMist, the nasal spray vaccine. For more information, visit


Sammamish police responded to a possible burglary in progress Nov. 1 to find three employees of a gutter company placing flyers in doors of homes in the 1600 block of 216th Avenue Southeast.When contacted, the employee showed a generic business license they said gave them permission to solicit in Sammamish. Police advised them of the city’s ordinance and contacted the owner of the business, who said he would remove all his employees from the area right away.

An employee of a Sammamish salon called police Oct. 29 to report a second instance of graffiti the on business’s garbage bin area. Vandals sprayed “I cant be SG” in red paint, followed by something officers were unable to discern. The business had painted over the previous graffiti.

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into her home while she was at work Nov. 2 and stole several pieces of jewelry. Thieves apparently entered the home in the 2100 block of Northeast 6th Place by prying open the garage door. They took several items including silver necklaces valued at $500.

punched him in the side of the head. An argument apparently started after the man came downstairs and asked his son, who was watching TV, to be quiet. The son admitted to punching his father, but said he was provoked. He said his dad was sitting across the couch from him asking, “You want to hit me don’t you?” He said his dad then got within 2 feet of him before he struck him in the left ear. The son was booked into the Issaquah jail.

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Bazaars/Craft Fairs Renton

Automobiles Mercury

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Friday, November 9, 2012

It’s All About


Fast. Professional. Friendly.

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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Stock from scratch: your secret ingredient for delicious meals By Karen Gaudette PCC Natural Markets

The secret to incredible soups and risotto? Rich, nourishing homemade stock, made fresh right in your own kitchen. Key to creating flavorful stock is using the freshest ingredients you can find: organic chicken, high-quality, farm-fresh vegetables and perky, fragrant herbs. Visit PCC’s website to learn how to make poultry stock and vegetable stock with recipes, slideshows and how-to video tutorials that walk you through each simple step: make-your-own-chicken-stock-scratch Before you know it, you’ll have this treasure stowed in your freezer -- your very own secret ingredient for future memorable meals.

to cover them by about 2 inches (about 4 quarts). Bring the pot to a simmer, and skim any foam that rises to the surface. Reduce the heat so the liquid is barely simmering. You should only see a few bubbles intermittently rising to the surface. Cook, uncovered, for 3 hours. During the cooking process, add a little more liquid to the pot if Basic Chicken Stock needed to keep the ingredients submerged. Strain the stock, pressing hard on the meat and Ingredients vegetables to squeeze out the juices. Discard 3 pounds uncooked chicken pieces or trimmed the meat and vegetables. Season the stock with bones (wings, legs, backs, thighs, necks and salt and pepper. Remove the excess fat from the breasts in any combination) surface of the stock by either skimming with a 2 to 3 sprigs fresh thyme ladle, using a fat separator or you may place the 2 to 3 sprigs fresh rosemary stock in the refrigerator overnight and remove the 2 to 3 sprigs fresh parsley solid fat layer that rises to the top. 2 bay leaves 2 carrots, cut into large dice Important note: 2 ribs celery, cut into large dice 1 large onion, peel left on and cut into large dice Cool your stock as quickly as possible. Here are 1 large leek, cut into large dice two methods: 2 small or 1 large tomato(es), cut into chunks 1) Place the pot in a bath of ice water in your sink. 3 to 4 cloves garlic, crushed Stir occasionally until cooled, then refrigerate. 4 whole cloves 6 peppercorns 2) Let the stock cool for about 15 minutes, then Salt and peppers, to taste pour into individual canning jars (cleaned and sterilized) and refrigerate. Leave a little room Preparation at the tops of the jars to allow for expansion if you plan to freeze them. Store the stock in the With a length of kitchen twine, tie herbs together refrigerator for several days or freeze it for up to with the bay leaves into a bundle. several months. Place the chicken, carrots, celery, onions, leeks, garlic, tomatoes, herbs, cloves and peppercorns in a large soup pot and add enough cold water Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Now That’s Entertainment! 12 Moons now offers 17 lunch entrees

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21 and over show

21 and over show every tuesday in november from 10am - 3pm 125 lucky guests will win $100!

Driving East i-90, Exit 27 Driving WEst i-90, Exit 31 Snoqualmie, Wa • 425.888.1234 • SnoCaSino.Com Hours, prices, schedule, rules are subject to change without notice. must be 21+ to gamble.

Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter, November 09, 2012  
Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter, November 09, 2012  

November 09, 2012 edition of the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter