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‘Annie’ | Renton Civic Theater’s production of the classic begins Dec. 7 [2]

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City would bill insurance companies; fee needed to help balance budget By DEAN A. RADFORD dradford@rentonreporter.com

Over the objections of the city’s firefighters, the Renton City Council is ready to charge a $600 fee to pay for transportation to a hospital by the city’s medic unit. The fee is needed to help balance the city’s 2013-2014 biennial budget, “The goal is to have no impact on which the council will formally adopt on Monday night at its 7 p.m. individuals.” Preeti Shridhar, City of Renton meeting. Under current estimates, the fee spokeswoman would raise about $325,000 starting in 2014. The money would go to the city’s general fund, which pays for fire services. Without the fee, the potential exists for layoffs within the fire department. The City Council considered a transport fee in 2010, when other layoffs were made. For this biennium the city is facing continued budget reductions because of revenue shortfalls. The City Council initially approved a resolution and ordinances related to the $457 million biennial budget Monday night. All votes were unanimous, although council [ more fee page 11 ]

Suzanne Dale Estey has served as the City of Renton’s economic development director for six years. dean a. radford, Renton Reporter

City’s economic development director to leave after six years By DEAN A. RADFORD dradford@rentonreporter.com

Suzanne Dale Estey, who helped keep the 737 in Renton and helped

bring jobs, the Seattle International Film Festival and new businesses to the city, is resigning as the city’s economic development director. Her six years in Renton is the

longest time she’s spent in any one job in her private career and a public one that has spanned most levels of government, including in the Clinton White House. She has developed relationships that she has been able to “bring to bear” to help Renton, she says. Dale Estey, 42, wears a number of hats for the city; she’ll spend the next [ more ECONOMIC page 10 ]

Ivar’s Clam Lights to light up the sky Friday; Christmas tree lighting is Saturday at the Piazza | page 9

For Renton nothing less than 50,000 lights Ryan Fleming, of Fleming’s Holiday Lighting, checks a bulb on the Holiday Hamburger display at Gene Coulon Park. adam mcfadden, Renton Reporter

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park will undergo quite a change Friday when the City of Renton Clam Lights are flipped on. But what exactly goes into making this show come together? Fleming’s Holiday Lighting put up the 50,000 lights. The company has 20 employ-

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ees working for about three and a half days, with a total of 700 man hours, to install the lights. The City of Renton and Ivar’s both pay for the contract with Fleming’s. New last year was Candy Cane Lane about 50 light posts decorated as candy canes. “We wanted to create a little bit more of an atmosphere,” said Ryan Fleming, owner

of Fleming’s Holiday Lighting. Fleming’s has done the Coulon lights for the past three years. “With the use of LEDs the power consumption went way down,” Fleming said. “We had a lot more power to work with.” The project switched to the LEDs in 2010. In addition to Candy Cane Lane, Fleming’s also extended the lighting to the extreme [ more LIGHTS page 9 ]

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The Renton Civic Theatre is presenting the classic musical, “Annie,” starting Dec. 7 as part of its 25th Anniversary season. The musical about the orphan Annie features music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin and such classic songs as “It’s the Hard-Knock Life.” The theatre’s production celebrates the 35th anniversary of the musical’s Broadway debut. It ran for six years on Broadway and won seven Tony Awards, including best musical. “Annie” tells the story of a plucky young orphan girl adopted by a wealthy businessman, Daddy Warbucks. There’s his faithful

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City seeks website input The City of Renton is looking at ways to improve its website and is conducting an online survey to get residents’ feedback, according to a city press release. The survey is posted online and serves as an important tool that enables the community to give their input on changes and upgrades they would like to see on the city’s website, according to the city.

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Schools in running for federal grant Renton and six other school districts in King County are jointly among the 61 finalists for the federal Race to the Top grant competition, the U.S. Department of Education announced. Besides the Renton School District, the region’s application involved the Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Tukwila and Seattle school districts. The grant proposal was submitted under the name “The Road Map District Consortium” in reference to the districts’ participation in the Road Map Project, a communitywide effort to drive educational improvement in South Seattle and South King County. The region’s application asks for

up to $40 million. The districts’ superintendents, education associations and school boards collaborated on and approved the grant proposal. The Puget Sound Educational Service District will serve as the lead agency responsible for overall project management and function as the fiscal agent should the grant be awarded. The finalists, representing more than 200 school districts, were selected from 372 applications the U.S. Department of Education received in November. The department expects to select 15 to 25 winning applications for four-year awards that will range from $5 million to $40 million, depending on

the population of students served through the plan. Awards will be announced no later than Dec. 31. “These finalists are setting the curve for the rest of the country with innovative plans to drive education reform in the classroom,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a news release: “This competition was designed to support local efforts to close the achievement gap and transform the learning environment in a diverse set of districts, but no matter who wins, children across the country will benefit from the clear vision and track records of success demonstrated by these finalists.” Race to the Top applications were

Hazelwood Elementary collects food for food bank, helps break stacking record

Hazelwood Elementary School students this month stacked 2,326 food items as part of a schoolwide holiday food drive. The food collection was actually part of the students’ participation in the Guinness World Records’ “Largest Sport Stacking Event.” The record was broken, with participation worldwide. The stacking event drew 484 Hazelwood students and some staff members. The food will go to benefit the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank. Submitted

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Rotary Club recognizes November Youth of the Month • Anna Diss is a senior at Hazen High School. She holds a 3.9 grade point average (G.P.A.). Diss has been involved in yearbook as layout editor and editor in chief, National Honor Society, and Gordy Guides, as a freshman mentor. She has also participated in swim team, has received Academic All-Star, scholar athlete, varsity letter, the Presidential Service Award, Hazen Achievement Award and outstanding junior. Diss works part-time at the Lakeridge Swim Club and volunteers with Camp Fire USA. She hopes to attend a four-year college or university to major in science. Diss has a love for science and hopes to one day work in the science field but is also looking forward to exploring career options in college. • Monique Smith is a senior at Lindbergh High School. She holds a 3.8 G.P.A. Smith has been an Associated Student Body officer, in National Honor Society, Key Club, speech and debate, Distributive Education Clubs of America, basketball,

cross country and track. She has received the WIAA Distinguished Scholar Award, Seamount First Team All Academic, the “Little Miss Perfect”Award, Student of the Month and varsity letters. Smith volunteers with the City of Renton Youth Track and NW Harvest. She hopes to attend a college that offers a study abroad program and wishes to discover more career alternatives. • Joshua Mehlhaff is a senior at Renton High School. He holds a 4.0 G.P.A. Mehlhaff is involved with National Honor Society, Ignite Mentoring, Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club as treasurer, science club, math club, orchestra, track, cross country, and swim team. He has received honor roll, math and science department awards and “Most Improved in Cross Country”. Mehlhaff volunteers with Grace Community Church and South Sound Dream Center. He plans to attend a four-year university and obtain a degree in math and science and then continue to earn a doctorate in the math and science field. Mehlhaff aspires to become a researcher at a major university and would like to

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85 percent turnout in general election King County Elections certified the results of 2012 general election Tuesday. Voters returned 993,908 ballots for a final turnout of 85 percent, with 978,377 of those ballots tabulated in the final results report. Final results are available on the department’s website at kingcounty.gov. Voters also improved performance on signaturerelated issues which resulted in significantly fewer ballots requiring costly follow up. One race, for the District 47 House of Representatives seat, qualified for a mandatory machine recount that will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 30. Citizens can register to

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A farewell to two staffers

We’re saying goodbye to two longtime staff members of the Renton Reporter who have made a huge contribution to your newspaper and to the community. Natalie Bonham has helped Renton companies grow their business as an advertising sales representative for 14 1/2 years. Many of you know her as a volunteer in downtown Renton for the Renton Chamber of Commerce. Natalie is moving to our sister newspaper, the Maple Valley Reporter. Natalie’s replacement is Jamie Faasse. Jamie has worked for the Renton Reporter for a number of years, so many of you know her already. Most recently she worked in sales at the Covington Reporter. Here in the newsroom, our sports writer, Adam McFadden, has a great new job as a sports editor producing the MSN Windows 8 website. Adam just marked his fifth anniversary covering high school sports in Renton and editing our award-winning Seahawks section. For now I’ll be your high school sports contact. We’ll have more details about sports coverage later. Dean Radford

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Letter to the editor Significant majority took hard look at annexation The 13 disappointed authors of the commentary on West Hill annexation (Renton Reporter, Nov. 26. “West Hill faces uncertain future”) perhaps fail to see the irony of their position. They rightly say that “the City of Renton worked tirelessly in our favor, investing considerable time, effort and finances” toward producing a ‘yes’ vote. And yet still they lost. Not only that, they did so by close to a dozen percentage points. We can debate further whether annexation to a city struggling to provide even basic services to its existing residents would somehow have led to the streets of the West Hill being paved in gold, as the authors of the piece seem to suggest. Speaking personally, I seriously doubt it. What’s beyond debate is that a significant majority of West Hill residents like myself took a long and hard look at the annexation plan as outlined by its proponents and decided that it was ill advised at this particular moment in the City of Renton’s budgetary crisis. To characterize such people as somehow inherently conservative, frightened of change, or otherwise morally faulty strikes me as a singularly graceless reaction by the losers in this debate. The people have spoken. And we did so in the full knowledge of the facts, at the grass-roots level, without the aid of the “considerable time, effort, finances” and other resources flaunted by our opponents.

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Investment in early education is a key to solving the K-12 problems The State Supreme Court ruled early this year that Washington is not adequately funding our public schools. As a result, a committee was established called the Joint Task Force on Education Funding to develop recommendations for how the state could meet the court’s requirements. This task force has a difficult and complex job. They need to find more funding for education, better allocate dollars to school districts, and ensure that all kids are getting a quality education. But a real solution must move beyond just what is needed to fund “basic education” and start looking at what will achieve the type of educational outcomes our children need to be successful for the high skill jobs required of our economy. Solving our education crisis cannot be done without ensuring that all children in our state come to kindergarten ready to learn, and at the moment our children continue to enter school way behind. A 2011 report found that more than half of the children arriving in kindergarten are not ready. High-quality, early learning programs in study after study have been shown to be the single most cost-effective way to improve outcomes for children in K-12 and beyond. Investments in high-quality early learning reduce the need for costly school interventions such as special education and remedial services, while making it more likely children will graduate from high school and college. The Department of Early Learning (DEL) estimates that there are more than 32,000 at-risk children eligible but unable enroll in our state’s ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) program. Puget Sound ESD, which provides ECEAP and Head Start services to hundreds of at-risk children in South King County, has seen the number of families seeking assistance grow the last few years as a result of the recession. Sadly, many of the children they serve are homeless or are in the child welfare system. While the task force is well intentioned, simply Joel Ryan

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funding K-12 classrooms by itself will not buy the kind of results taxpayers expect and children need. That’s why we are calling for the committee to include in its recommendations an expansion of our state’s well regarded pre-kindergarten program – ECEAP, along with additional funding for pregnant moms, babies and toddlers. All you need to do is look at the most recent results from the DEL ECEAP report to see how tax dollars are being put to use: • Children Met and Exceeded Goals in Language and Literacy. In literacy development, only 43 percent of children entering in the fall were assessed “at or above” expected age level. By spring 2012, 95 percent of children were “at or above” age level. • Children acquired the foundational mathematics skills they needed. In math skills, which often predicts a child’s success throughout their education, 58 percent of children moved from below age level in the fall to at or above age level in spring. • Children Developed the Social-Emotional Skills to Sit, Pay Attention, Play Well With Others, and Learn. Studies have shown that one of the key indicators of future success in school and work is the development of self control. Sharing, cooperating, showing patience and handling frustration allow children to interact with peers and adults in a positive manner. At the beginning of the year 24 percent of children showed “strength” in self control. By the end of the year 42 percent showed “strength,” and only 3 percent showed “concerns.” If we don’t want to waste taxpayer dollars, we must make sure that the children in the K-12 system are arriving healthy and ready to learn. A system in which thousands of at-risk children arrive at kindergarten months or years behind their middle-class peers in their cognitive and social-emotional development is a system that is both expensive and doomed to failure. Our state can’t afford it.

Joel Ryan is the executive director of the Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP.


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A problem with co-workers led to notes threatening an Orting woman Oct. 25. The 24-year-old works in Renton. She received several notes on her car containing threats, comments that the writer was watching her and accusations that she was lying about her race. After about a week of notes on her car, she found a note on the doorstep of her home in Orting. The note contained more threats and comments about her race. The woman said she has had run-ins with co-workers

Boy throws fit at Papaya Vietnamese Cafe A Renton boy was arrested after yelling at employees and breaking items at the Papaya Vietnamese Cafe at The Landing Nov. 5. According to the manager, the 13-year-old had come by the restaurant several times, asking for water. The manager finally told the boy he was helping other customers and the boy should leave. The boy started to yell and threaten employees at the restaurant, who called security. Then he started to yell at security, who called the police. Then the boy yelled at police and complained that he was going the miss the bus. Police noted that they have had several previous contacts with the boy and arrested him for criminal trespass.

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Renton Police investigators removed about 500 marijuana plants from a Talbot Hill house Tuesday, found there by Renton fire crews fighting a fire. Mature plants were found in three rooms, while plant starts were growing in a fourth room, according to Deputy Fire Chief Bill Flora. The cause was electrical in nature, likely wiring that shortcircuited because of too much power load, he said. Damage was estimated at $150,000 to the house and contents. The beds were still warm, but the residents were gone, when Renton firefighters arrived at the Talbot Crest Drive South house early Tuesday morning, not far from Talbot Hill Elementary School. The fire crews found several marijuana plants growing on the first floor and second floor of the split-level home. When they came to shut off the power to the house, crews with Puget Sound Energy discovered that someone had bypassed the electrical meter to the house.

A 44-year-old Seattle man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to firstdegree assault – domestic violence for allegedly pushing his girlfriend into oncoming traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Way Oct. 29. Fredrick Londale Colvin was also charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly placing drivers at risk who tried to avoid hitting the 44-year-old Seattle woman, according to prosecutors. The couple was walking along the highway. The victim was hit by at least one vehicle. She received serious injuries and is now recovering, according to prosecutors. Colvin is being held on $1 million bail in the King County Jail in downtown Seattle. A case-setting hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11 at the King County Courthouse. Prosecutors wrote in charging documents that the high bail is appropriate because Colvin is a flight risk and a danger to the victim.

An evidence technician tags bags of marijuana plants Tuesday. Dean A. Radford, Renton Reporter

About 500 marijuana plants were found in four rooms in this Talbot Hill home Tuesday. Fire was coming from under the eaves in the front of the house when firefighters arrived. Dean a. radford, Renton Reporter

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Clam Lights is back [ Lights from page 1 ] north end of the park last year. Fleming said this project is fairly straightforward since workers have a flexible timeline to work with, unlike other projects like the inside of Bellevue Square, where the team had to put up all of the lighting in a single night. In addition to Candy Cane Lane, check out the Clam Lights display spon-

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Future of aerospace in city looms large One of the City of Renton’s top priorities in the 2013 state legislative session is obtaining $10 million in state money to build an aerospace training center at the city’s airport. That money would go toward building what Boeing and other Renton partners believe is a real necessity – a world-class facility in Renton to train the next generations of aerospace workers. Suzanne Dale Estey will brief the Renton City Council on the city’s legislative agenda for 2013 on Monday, her last such briefing as the city’s economic development director. Dale Estey also has served as the city’s intergovernmental relations director for the past six years. She has resigned from her

city job, effective Jan. 2. Top legislative priorities also include funding for Interstate 405 improved capacity, relief from some public records requests, money to fight gangs and $1 million to replace the flood-damaged Riverview Park pedestrian bridge over the Cedar River. Dale Estey is feeling “bullish” about the future of the aerospace industry in Renton and the state, especially now that the production of the Boeing 737 has been secured in Renton for the next few decades. “That’s one reason why it’s hard to leave,” she said. The $10 million is on top of $2.5 million the city received from the state this year to build a new center at the former longtime Renton Chamber of Commerce office overlooking the city-owned Renton Municipal Airport.

Dale Estey’s last day is Jan. 2 [ economic from page 1 ] month or so handing off projects to other city staff until her last day on Jan. 2. Monday, she’ll present the city’s legislative agenda to the City Council for the 2013

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Since that initial appropriation, the vision for the center has changed, said Dale Estey. “Boeing and others came to us and said, ‘You know, we should make this a worldclass facility’,” Dale Estey said. A world-class vision means that office building on Rainier Avenue South will be “scraped,” Dale Estey said, and a new building built with panoramic views of the Renton Municipal Airport – and the classrooms inside. Driving the need for the new training is the looming retirement of thousands of Boeing production workers and engineers over the next five to 10 years. The long-term challenge now “is getting kids excited about careers in aerospace,” she said. The city and its partners have spoken with Renton Schools Supt. Mary Alice Heuschel about involving students of all grade zanne has also been a valued intergovernmental relations liaison between the city and elected officials at the state and federal level.” A recent job came open in Renton city government, that of administrator of the Department of Community and Economic Development. Dale Estey’s Economic Development Division is part of that department. Dale Estey refrained from answering whether she wanted the job held by Alex Pietsch, who went on to lead the state’s Office of Aerospace. However, she wanted to be considered for the job, she said. She doesn’t know whether she was in the running. “But ultimately I am not sure I would have accepted it,” she said. Pietsch’s ultimate succes-

levels in the center’s programs. “So the vision has broadened,” she said. Aerospace training at the center would be offered by Renton Technical College. RTC would offer Aerospace Manufacturing Assembly Mechanic certificate training, which it started in 2011 to train assembly mechanics, among other possible programs. The City of Renton is working with the architectural firm, SRG Partnership Inc. The new vision calls for a significant increase in square footage, Dale Estey said. Under the new vision, the new center would be built into the hillside off Perimeter Road, which nearly goes around the airport. High bays would allow for viewing of students below learning on airport parts, such as fuselages and wings, she said. The outside view would be of the 737 flight line on the other side of the airport.

sor, Chip Vincent, who was the city’s planning director, is “doing a good job managing the department,” she said. Vincent called Dale Estey the “consummate professional, with an incredible level of energy and commitment to the betterment of the city.” He said the city has not formalized the recruitment process to replace Dale Estey. Because of the importance of the position, he said the city may do more than “a normal recruitment and hiring process.” Clearly, Dale Estey is going to miss Renton. Dale Estey and her husband Mike Estey, who manages the City of Seattle’s parking program, have two sons, Dale, 6, and Noah, 4. Her sons have grown up taking part in Renton

events and have eaten a few cupcakes at the Common Ground in downtown Renton. They live in Seattle, so part of her decision is based on lifestyle – the commute “has been draining” and she’s missing some of her kids’ activities. “I really care about this community,” said Dale Estey, fighting back tears. “I have given a tremendous amount of energy to trying to help this community.” She’s had fun and she’s proud of what fellow city staffers and the community have accomplished. “We and I have worked really really hard to create jobs here and to grow the economy here,” she said. “We’ve had some success – of course not as much success as we would all like.”

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Fee applies to medical transports by city fire crews [ fee from page 1 ] member Marcie Palmer voted against imposing the transport fee. She expressed concern the new fee would confuse residents and would generate bad will with firefighters. Council members talked about looking for ways to end the fee during the biennium. But, for now, they pointed out it’s needed to balance the budget and the council has few options to replace it. The idea is to bill the resident’s insurance company, so that no one will actually pay the transport fee out of

pocket, including deductibles and co-payments, according to Preeti Shridhar, the city’s spokeswoman. The city won’t charge city residents for the transport if the insurance company doesn’t pay the bill, she said. Typically, a person needing transport is asked for insurance information at the time of the call. “The goal is to have no impact on individuals,” she said. No one would be denied transport service, she said. However, the city would bill residents who don’t have insurance, although there is a provision that allows the city to waive or forgive the debt if

the person cannot afford to pay the bill. The payment requirements are different for nonresidents. Their insurance company would be billed for the transport cost, but they would pay deductibles and co-payments. There’s also the possibility that those costs would be waived or forgiven. The fee applies to medical transports by city fire crews in the city and in Fire District 25, which contracts for fire services with Renton. The fee does not apply to residents of Fire District 40, which contracts with Renton for fire services. The city’s contract with Fire District

40 includes what’s known as basic life support transport. Besides the $600 fee, the city would charge a rate of $14 a mile for the transport. The new fee would start in September 2013, with revenue generated for 2014. The city estimates that about 92 percent of those needing transport are now carried by a private ambulance. The fee is similar to one imposed in other cities, including the Valley Regional Fire Authority, Bellevue, Mercer Island and Kirkland. Renton firefighters and their union leadership have been out in force at recent City Council meetings to

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Reginald (Regi) Briggs, age 63, of Renton, passed away in his sleep at home on Monday, November 19, 2012. Despite an heroic effort, he lost the battle with osteosarcoma. As a husband, father, brother and friend, his optimism and spirit enriched the lives of everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Maxine Briggs, several aunts and uncles and a brother-in-law. He is survived by his wife Amanda Briggs, daughters Stephanie Briggs and Erin Briggs, stepchildren Nick Hyett-Schnell and Kailee Hyett, grandsonVerton Morris IV, granddaughter Elizabeth Smith, siblings Barb and Chuck Danek, Betty Kohal, Ernie and Sandy Briggs, Bill and Mary Renfro, 9 nieces and nephews and 10 great-nieces and nephews. Regi worked 37+ years for Boeing as a systems administrator and, after retiring, went on to work for CSC as a Boeing contractor. His memorial service will be held on December 8, 2012 at 10 am at New Life Church in Renton, with a reception following. 15711 152nd Ave SE, Renton. All who knew him are encouraged to attend. 709472

Roberta Dutton O’Farrell

Roberta Dutton O’Farrell died, surrounded by her loving family, in the evening of November 20, 2012. Born in Knox City, Texas on December 16, 1916, she moved to Washington at age seven, living in the Tacoma,Yelm and Olympia areas. Her first place of employment, as a bookkeeper and receptionist, was for the Tacoma Club. It was here that she met her future husband, Howard O’Farrell. They were married in 1940. Roberta, Howard and their three children moved to Renton in 1954 where they opened H&R Distributing. Later, in 1962, they built, owned, and operated the Renton Golf Range located on the shore of Lake Washington. When the Renton Golf Range sold in 1974 Roberta found another occupation that she enjoyed, selling pianos and organs as the manager of McRae Music. Roberta enjoyed playing the organ and keyboard, gardening, swimming, and ballroom dancing with her good friend Tom Edwards. She also enjoyed golfing and was proud of her hole in one. Her family loved having her with them on boating trips in the San Juan Islands and vacations to Maui. Roberta was a member of Lakeridge Lutheran Church, Lakeridge Garden Club and Maplewood Golf Club for 57 years. She was happiest when she was with family and friends that she loved and cared for so much. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard O’Farrell in 1974. Roberta was the matriarch to a large loving family and is survived by daughters Janet Schaefer (Gordy) and Nancy Johnston (George) and son Gregory O’Farrell (Darlene); seven grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Lakeridge Lutheran Church December 5, 2012 at two o’clock. Remembrances can be made in Roberta’s honor to Lakeridge Lutheran church. www. greenwoodmempark.com 709206

Gladys L Cardwell – Johnson

Gladys passed away peacefully at 74 years of age on November 23, 2012 in Renton. She was born on December 11, 1937 in Seattle. Gladys was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She was an avid gardener and loved water activities. Her true love was watching her grandkids participate in their activities. She is survived by her husband, Keith; children, Keith Jr. (Debbie), Larry (Linda), Jay (Dana), and Joy (John); grandchildren, Leah (Mike), Howard Jr. (Tanya), Josh, Lucas (Kristine), Patrick, Scott, Melinda (Jeremy) and Nicole; great-grandchildren, Sara, Kinsey, and Howard III; brother, Bob (Charilyn). Private gathering at mom’s request. Our gratitude to all of the Hospice Care Team. Donations in her name to: Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., Suite 300, Seattle,WA 98109. 709680

Virginia Lee Spendiff 10/25/1928 – 11/12/2012

Virginia was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Her family moved extensively for her father’s work until settling in Seattle. She graduated from Queen Anne High School and went on to Central Washington University where she met and married George Spendiff in December of 1950. They were married 62 years. She was preceded in death by her husband George and son Jerry. Virginia is survived by daughters, Shawn (Rusty), Shana, Susan (David), and a daughter-in-law Lou Anne. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 3 Great grandchildren. Virginia was a stay at home mother until her youngest daughter entered school at which time she entered the work force; first for Boeing then for the Renton School District. Her career with the School District, where she was the Media Librarian, brought her great joy, many good friends, and pride in her accomplishments. She was a member of the same Children’s Orthopedic Guild, a fund raising group of women, since 1964. She was also active in the local political community as a member of the League of Woman Voters, a voter registrar, a pole worker, a precinct representative, and a member of the city of Renton Planning Commission. After her retirement she enjoyed tutoring children and helping in the classroom, playing cards with “the gals”, and spending time with her family and many friends. A celebration of life will be held at the Holiday Inn in Renton on December 1, 2012. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s foundation or a charity of your choice. 709270

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November 30, 2012 [11] protest the new fee. “We are not here to generate revenue. We are here to provide for the public safety,” Mark dos Remedios, president of Renton IAFF Local 864, told the City Council Monday night. He told the council he understands it must balance the budget; but decisions must be based on what makes sense for the public. Firefighters already provide a level of service and public safety to the public, which includes transport when necessary, he said.

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PUBLIC NOTICES Superior Court of Washington County of King In re the Estate of: ALTA ARLENE ZINZA, Deceased NO. 12-4-06389-1 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 23, 2012. PR: ELIZABETH ZINZA 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. 12-4-06389-1 KNT Published in Renton Reporter on November 23, 2012, November 30, 2012 and December 7, 2012. #707375. NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMITTEE AND PUBLIC HEARING RENTON, WASHINGTON The Environmental Review Committee has issued a Determination of Non-Significance-Mitigated (DNS-M) for the following project under the authority of the Renton Municipal Code. Taxiway B Rehabilitation Project LUA12-052, ECF, SP Location: 616 West Perimeter Road. The applicant has requested SEPA Review, Shoreline Exemption and a Special

Grade and Fill Permit (for Phase II only) for a rehabilitation of 341,065 SF of Taxiway B, located at the Renton Municipal Airport, zoned IM and located in the High Intensity Shoreline Overlay. Approximately 2,250 cu yd of fill would be required for Phase 1 and 6,700 cubic yards would be required to be imported for Phase 2. Both a Geotechnical Report and a Stormwater Report were submitted with the application. Appeals of the DNS-M must be filed in writing on or before 5:00 p.m. on December 14, 2012, together with the required fee with: Hearing Examiner, City of Renton, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. Appeals to the Examiner are governed by RMC 4-8-110 and more information may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, (425) 430-6510. A Public Hearing will be held by the Hearing Examiner in the Council Chambers, City Hall, on December 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm to consider the Special Grade and Fill Permit for Phase II. If the DNS-M is appealed, the appeal will be heard as part of this public hearing. Interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing. Published in the Renton Reporter on November 30, 2012.#708667 Name change: I, Jameskutty Kaithamangulath Thomas have dropped the middle name kutty and have changed my name to James Kaithamangulath Thomas. Published in the Renton Reporter on November 30, 2012. #710822

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Maybe it’s something in the water. Coming off of two of the best seasons in school history, the Lindbergh boys swim and dive team is looking to do even better this year. The Eagles placed second at districts each of the past two years, the team’s first two times earning hardware at the district meet. Lindbergh also took seventh at state last year, and the team’s best-ever finish at state, fifth, is definitely within reason if this year’s team performs as expected. “Two years ago looking at this core group of guys, we saw this coming up the pipeline,” said Lindbergh coach Roger Miron. “We have high expectations. If we get a little lucky and everything works our way, we’re looking at another top-two finish, and our goal is to win it.” Many of the team’s standouts were young last year, and Miron expects them to perform better at state after getting some experience. He said it starts with standout junior Andrew FrancoMunoz. “State fueled the fire a little bit,” Miron said. “He finally realized what it was all about. It opened his eyes to a lot of things and he’s definitely a lot more determined and focused.” An improved Franco-Munoz should worry other swimmers in the area. He won his second straight district title in the 50 free last season, breaking the district record along the way. At state, Franco-Munoz placed second in the 100 fly and 10th in the 50 free. Senior Aaron Jacobsen also returns after tak-

ABOVE: Lindbergh’s Andrew Franco-Munoz swims at the 2A state meet last year. LEFT: Lindbergh’s AJ Lim adam mcfadden, Renton Reporter

ing fourth at state in the 100 fly. Junior AJ Lim finished second at districts and eighth at state in the 200 IM last year. Senior diver Tanner Zornes is back after placing eighth dive at state. With 33 swimmers, this is the biggest team Miron has had in his 18 years at the school. [ more swim page 13 ]

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