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As the country and world mourn the losses of life from last Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, questions have been raised about why and how this happened. Debates have been sparked concerning a number of topics including gun control and mental health. Concerns have also been raised about school security and safety. In response, school districts nationwide are looking at their emergency procedures to make sure what they have in place is the best it can be. In Redmond, it’s no different. Kathryn Reith, director of communications for Lake Washington School District (LWSD), said they will be taking another look at their emergency plans to make sure they are doing all they can to keep students safe. She said school safety is a regular conversation among principals and teachers.
Top, Santa (Doug Jones) and Buddy the elf (Brian Barrett) ride through the Union Hill neighborhood on Tuesday night on the back of a Redmond Firefighters Union Local 2829, IAFF, truck. Also pictured is elf Dawn DeLoach and another rider. For the past two weeks, they were transported in the union’s antique fire truck, right, and accepted non-perishable food donations and unwrapped toys for Hopelink. The union will also match cash donations up to $500. Santa and his elves will be driving around downtown Redmond from about 6:30-10:30 p.m. tonight. For more information, visit www. redmond.gov/santa. ng Session!
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Day of Remembrance tomorrow at City Hall A Day of Remembrance for Sandy Hook Elementary School children/ staff will be held from 9-10 a.m. tomorrow at City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St. Each name of these individuals who were killed in the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., will be read with a balloon release to follow. Community members are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings afterward.
these things,” she said. Throughout LWSD, schools practice emergency drills — ranging from fire and earthquake drills to evacuation and lockdown drills — at least once a month. Belshaw said all this practice allows staff to debrief and make changes and enhancements where needed, adding that her staff have told her that they feel better and more relaxed after all the practice because they feel more prepared to do what they need to in the case of emergency. Belshaw said this is why it is important to practice. “If we practice it, I really believe they will go on autopilot,” she said about staff and students alike. Belshaw cited the Nisqually earthquake that shook the area in 2001 as an example. She was teaching fourth grade at Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School in Sammamish [ more schools page 9 ] •Related coverage on page 8
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Wreaths Across America, Quilt of Valor events honor veterans This last weekend, two Redmond organizations held events to honor local living and fallen veterans. For the second year, the David Douglas chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in Redmond teamed up with Wreaths Across America
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In addition to providing volunteers for the WAA event, VFW Post 2995 also held an event at the VFW Foley Hall in Redmond to present World War II veteran Wilbur Keith Atherton with the Quilt of Valor. In an email, VFW senior Arlene Steele wrote that the Quilt of Valor is a wartime quilt made to honor veterans wounded during wartime. “It is a tangible way to say, ‘Thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor for our country,’” Steele wrote. “A Quilt of Valor is not a charity quilt nor a service quilt. It
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Not again. Will the madness ever end? I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears. It’s happened again. Those were my thoughts last Friday morning as I watched in horror at my television when news spread of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. What is going on in our world? Why do people take guns to a school — or anywhere for that matter — and kill innocent people? I understand that people have guns for protection in this mixed-up world, but this is ludicrous that someone would choose to do something so horrific as to gun down children and adults who are there to protect them from harm and lead them along the path to success in life. I think back to all the times I was in school as a kid, and even nowadays when I visit schools to cover a story. A positive story about how good things are happening in our schools. I always felt safe in the halls, library, classroom and playground when I was younger. Andy Nystrom
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As an adult, especially in the years following the Columbine killings, I’m often a bit apprehensive walking around school campuses. I’m there to do my job and interview people for stories, but I can’t help myself from peeking around the place just to make sure everything looks OK. Safe. We’ve seen these Newtown and Columbine types of tragedies all too often — most not as massive, but always tragic — and I’m sure that we all wonder what we’d do if we were in the position of the victims
at those schools. Would we go after the shooter? Close a door and protect ourselves and others? Shield others from shots? I think we would all do what was in our hearts in order to make the situation end and keep others out of harm’s way. We never think that this will actually happen to us or our loved ones, but we’ve got to watch out for each other every day. Keep things around us as safe as possible. Have faith that everything will be OK.
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Congress must reinstate the assault weapons ban in wake of school shooting We live in a politically polarized and divisive time. But surely, in the wake of the horrific school shooting in Connecticut that killed 20 children and six adults, we can come together to force our leaders to ban all semi-automatic assault weapons and highcapacity ammunition magazines. We can no longer simply grieve from the sidelines — after the fact — for far-away victims. We fool ourselves by thinking that tragedies like the one that visited Sandy Hook Elementary only happen “somewhere else.” Congress must reinstate the assault weapons ban — the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act of 1994 — which was allowed to expire in 2004. We can no longer allow the National Rifle Association (NRA) or other special interests to use political extortion and pressure tactics to prevent us from enacting commonsense legislation. I’m not naïve. Nothing can keep us absolutely safe. But we must do what we can to minimize the likelihood that weapons designed solely for mass killing are no longer available. And let’s be clear: few are advocating for
a ban on handguns or hunting weapons. The slippery slope argument that the NRA espouses is a canard used to prevent reasonable legislation that even numerous NRA members favor. What will it take for our political representatives to finally take action — a mass murder at a daycare facility, a hospital, an old-age home? Let’s hope not. To locate your congressional representatives, visit www.votesmart.org. Contact them and demand action now!
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‘What could be a more accepted tradition than Christmas?’ I am amazed at how Leah Koenig can write an article about the “holidays” two weeks before Dec. 25 and not once mention Christmas (Dec. 7 Reporter). Christmas is not only recognized as a national holiday here in the U.S. but celebrated by millions of Christians around the world. I’m also astonished at how her elementary school students wrote poems about what they enjoy about their “holidays” and not one wrote about Santa Claus or Christmas presents. That in itself is amazing, I wonder where they got that idea. She states that the assignment was a reminder of what a
simple lens our children view the “holidays” through and what creates memories: traditions. What could be a more accepted tradition than Christmas? A tradition that people all over the globe celebrate. A tradition built on the phase “peace on Earth and goodwill toward man.” People like Leah Koenig are diminishing the true meaning and wonderful tradition of Christmas by referring to it as just a “holiday.” Giving or exchanging gifts at Christmas time is a sign of offering peace to one another. I don’t know about the kids in her class but I don’t remember one hot chocolate, one bedtime story or ever frosting sugar cookies. What I do remember is my first Lionel model train, my first bicycle and my first baseball mitt, all of which came from Santa. What a wonderful tradition. By the way, I didn’t get “holiday” pajamas, I got Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve. When we went out caroling, we sang Christmas carols. We didn’t wrap “holiday” gifts, we wrapped Christmas gifts. We didn’t go out as a family tradition and buy a “holiday” tree, we bought a Christmas tree. She talks about reducing the ambiguity and anxiety from the “holidays.” What is more ambiguous than to not recognize Christmas? Other than Easter, it might be the most celebrated holiday in the world.
James Summa, Redmond
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hydrated, something that’s difficult to do this time of year, with cold weather and heated buildings being very drying to the skin.” “Yes,” Susie replied, “I have been noticing how dry my skin has been feeling. Plus, this time of year it’s so hard to avoid all that extra food. I’ve been trying, but it seems like such a small amount — just one cookie here, a piece of fudge there…but it really adds up!” “Guess what?” I said, “Drinking water can help you control those urges. Many people mistake thirst for hunger, and can feel completely satisfied when they consume water on a regular basis. So, even though you’ll see the cookie, chances are you won’t really crave it or ‘have’ to have it because your stomach will tell your brain that it’s already full. That’s
definitely a great help!” “It really does that?” she asked. “I’m surprised, but I it makes a lot of sense. But doesn’t water make you have to go to the bathroom all the time?” “That’s a common misconception,” I replied. “The secret is your kidney metabolism. When you don’t drink water on a regular basis, your kidneys set a low metabolism because they ‘think’ that’s all the water that’s around. But when you increase your water intake ...” Susie’s eyes widened when she realized she knew the answer ... “Your kidney metabolism will set higher to adjust to the new ‘normal’ water intake!” “That’s right!” I said, cheerfully. “So, while at first, it may be true about going to the bathroom, after just a few weeks, your [ more water page 7 ]
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Redmond High School graduate Kate Catlin speaks at the 18th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha, Qatar. The event was held Nov. 26 through Dec. 8. Courtesy photo not have any type of legislation in place nationally. As a result, anything the United States brings to the table is not taken seriously. “It’s kind of making us look bad on the international scene,” Catlin said. “We’re ignoring international justice for the sake of a little comfort here.” The UNFCCC allows non-governmental organizations (NGOs), indigenous groups, women’s groups and youth groups such as SustainUS to attend as observer parties. As an observer party,
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delegations to U.N. conferences on climate change, sustainable development, social development, women and biological diversity,” said Yeung. “At these conferences, SustainUS delegations work with hundreds of young people from across the globe to advocate for robust sustainable development policies.” While at the UNFCCC, SustainUS delegations lobby government officials, stage actions to bring attention to pressing issues and work to generate media attention. “One of the major campaigns that SustainUS conducted this year was calling for U.S. Congress to move forward with climate legislation, given that U.S. inaction on climate change has been one of the largest hurdles to achieving an international climate treaty,” Yeung said. Catlin said while there are so many issues that need to be addressed nowadays, climate change should be a top priority because it affects so many things, ranging from the global gross domestic product to national security. “It’s very much the steak, it’s the meat (of the issue),” she said.
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SustainUS. SustainUS chair Louise Yeung said Catlin, who is studying economics with a concentration on entrepreneurship, was very active in lobbying for innovative climate finance policy. “As one of the outstanding stars of the 2011 delegation, we brought her back on as the delegation leader for this year’s negotiations,” Yeung said. “Through her effective leadership, she has helped to build a tremendous amount of capacity for this year’s delegation.” As leader, Catlin organized trainings and working sessions on a range of science and policy topics to prepare the delegation to be effective on the ground. She also managed the logistics of sending 20 young people to Doha. SustainUS is a youthled NGO that empowers young people to advance sustainable development. Catlin said everyone involved is 26 and younger. The organization was started in 2001 by a group of young people who decided to organize a delegation to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. “Over the past decade, SustainUS has expanded its presence to send youth
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Bertie Conrad, a clinical supervisor at YES, said with When tragedy strikes, the younger children about 5-8 community affected must years old, parents should learn how to move on and first find out what they heal. know before sharing more But when something such information. as last Friday’s shooting at “If they don’t know… Sandy Hook Elementary just give them a little bit of School in Connecticut hapinformation,” she said. pens, the grief can reach beConrad, who yond a town’s limits worked as a and can touch school counselor people all the way for eight years beSandy hook across the country joining YES and around the shooting fore 20 years ago, said world. parents should To help parstick to the basics: ents in dealing There was a shootwith tragic news ing; it happened at a school with their children, Youth faraway and the shooter has Eastside Services (YES) died. — whose main office is in Conrad said children Bellevue but also has offices between 8 and 12 years old in Redmond and Kirkland will definitely have heard — has posted information more so parents should and tips on their website at discuss the facts and answer tinyurl.com/d2xzfzy. any questions, but not “In the past year, it seems overdo it. we have been bombarded “I think these are the kids with stories about senseless that may have a lot of quesviolence,” the website states. tions,” she said about this “And while such tragedies age range. may create worry for even When dealing with teenthe most hardy adult, the agers, Conrad said parents intensity and constant should discuss what their (coverage can) be especially children need to feel safe, confusing and frightening what schools could do to for children and teens.” help with this and come up Tips in helping children with a plan. cope include encouraging She said it is important them to talk bout their feelto not let the tragedy take ings, acknowledging their over and limit exposure, feelings and Style using the news My Creates Success… adding that parents know as a teachable moment. their children best — at
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any age — so if a child is overly sensitive, they should limit exposure more in these cases. As it is the holiday season, Conrad said parents should also make sure they do what they normally do this time of year. This will provide a positive distraction for children. “We don’t want this to totally affect their holiday experience,” Conrad said. She added that another thing families could do is send cards or other mementos to Newtown, Conn., as a way to be proactive.
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“As a pastor, the way I addressed them ... is to look to the places where God is working in these situations.” Cara Scriven, Redmond United Methodist Church
staffs and with each other in providing student support after a tragedy. High schools in LWSD can have up to four counselors; middle schools will also have a couple and elementary schools will have one full-time or part-time counselor who splits their time with other schools. Dale Cote, who oversees the district’s counselors, said if something has happened at a specific school, he will work with the counselors there to assess the situation and see if they need to deploy more counselors to the site. The most recent incident in which this happened was after the death of Jackson Roos, an Evergreen Middle School student who died in
September in a zip-lining accident. Cote said everyone dealt with the tragedy differently but some students did see counselors. “It’s a safe place for kids just to say what’s on their mind and say what’s on their heart,” he said. “(The counselors) were utilized that day, sadly, but they were.” If a teacher or other staff member is struggling, Cote said the district provides access to professional counseling services through its benefits package.
said it is going to take a whole list of things to make things better — including meaningful discussions about guns, mental health and violence. “There’s not a simple answer…it’s more complex,” she said. “It’s a complex problem that has a lot of factors.” Scriven said we may not be able to completely stop shootings, but we have to look at what we may be doing to contribute and make changes to limit such events.
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Conrad said everyone reacts to tragic events differently and if parents see that their children are reacting more severely, they should seek professional help. Signs include problems sleeping, wanting to sleep with their parents for an extended period of time, an obsessive need for reassurance and a fear to go back to school. Both Cote and Scriven agreed on seeking outside assistance. “We may invite outside counselors depending on the situation,” Cote said. Scriven, who offers basic counseling and can answer spiritual questions, added, “There’s no shame in getting help…We ask for help and we acknowledge that (some things are beyond our abilities).”
In the aftermath of a tragic event, religion is also a place people may turn. Cara Scriven, the pastor at Redmond United Methodist Church in downtown, said people will often question God’s existence and presence in the wake of such “evil.” “As a pastor, the way I addressed them…is to look to the places where God is working in these situations,” she said. In the case of Sandy Hook, Scriven cited the heroics of the teachers and first responders, as well as the way the community has come together since then. She also says as Christians, it is their job to make the world better. The question is, how? After last Friday’s shooting, Scriven
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In light of the possibility of these shooting at Sandy types of incidents Hook Elementary and prepares for School in Newtown, them with response Conn., Lake Washplans that address a ington School District range of emergency (LWSD) Superintensituations. dent Dr. Traci Pierce “We have lockDr. Traci Pierce sent an email out to down procedures parents and guardthat we practice, as a ians stating that student and way to keep intruders from school community safety is getting into classrooms and “always at the forefront” of other parts of the school,” their efforts. Pierce wrote. “We have comIn the letter, Pierce said the munications tools, both for district does think about the alerting police of a situation
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www.redmond-reporter.com [ schools from page 1] at the time. When the earthquake came, she told her students to “drop, cover and hold.” She said they initially thought it was a joke, but when they saw Belshaw drop under her desk “We really do and pull a parent volunteer down spend a lot of time with her, the thinking about students followed these things. If we suit, “because practice it, I really (they) had pracbelieve they will go ticed it.” on autopilot. ” Belshaw said Karen Belshaw they have more Principal, John James than 500 students Audubon Elementary, and 50 staff at discussing practicing Audubon and emergency drills during a recent evacuation drill, they were able to get everyone out of the building and accounted for in four minutes. “It was amazing, but that’s what practice does,” she said. Each room at Audubon also has an emergency backpack filled with first-aid supplies, flashlights, classroom lists, signs to indicate whether all students are accounted for and other emergency supplies teachers might need if they need to evacuate the building of if they are in a lockdown and have to stay in the classroom. The school also has a closet on campus with
other supplies such as canopies, water, ponchos and food in case students are stranded at school for a longer period. Both the backpacks and supplies closets have been paid for by the school’s PTSA. “The goal is to have enough food and water to take care of kids for three days,” Reith said.
In addition to constant conversations and practice at schools, LWSD risk manager Scott Emry said they also partner with the local police departments in the district’s three cities: Redmond, Kirkland and Sammamish. He said he thinks the district needs to work in partnership with the local first responders because if they are not in communication about their respective emergency procedures, that could cause more of a hazard during an emergency. Emry said to help with communication between school districts and emergency response teams, the state has provided funding for Rapid Responder, which gives police and fire departments access to building plans, photos, utilities and other pertinent information they might need during an emergency. He said these plans were developed in partnership with the local police and fire departments so they provide exactly what information the teams would need. “It takes the guessing game out of the emergency — so to speak,” Emry said. He added that all of this information is secured and not accessible without a password. Emry also said he couldn’t provide specific emergency procedures and plans they have in place for security purpose.
Emry is head of the district’s safety advisory committee, which includes representatives from all three cities’ emergency response teams, and said they have regular conversations and meet every other month to discuss emergency preparedness, safety, security and other related issues. The most recent committee meeting was last Thursday, the day before the Sandy Hook shooting. “We meet regularly, we have partnerships, we have protocol,” Emry said. “We work hard to make sure we have an open relationship.” LWSD schools also have school resource officers (SROs) on campus, who are officers employed by the local police department. Emry said depending on the grade level, each school may have one officer on campus full time or the officer may split their time among a number of schools. Jim Bove, spokesperson for the Redmond Police Department, said they take a very direct approach in communicating with students and staff. “We have officers who serve as lunch buddies and we are in constant contact with administration throughout Redmond schools and preschools with crime-prevention information and we often do presentations for staff and students,” he said. Bove added that preparing for a situation similar to Sandy Hook is something they continuously talk about and train for, as well. “We work collaboratively with the school district throughout the year,” he said. “We have active shooter training at schools and other areas that may experience this type of event.”
Redmond centennial bonfire set for Dec. 30 The City of Redmond is inviting the public to celebrate the city’s past, present and future at the final centennial event of the year. The Centennial Community Bonfire will be from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 30 at City Hall campus at 15670 N.E. 85th St. and give the community the opportunity to mingle with friends and neighbors. Peet’s Coffee & Tea samples will be available, as well as s’mores kits for $2 each. All proceeds will benefit the Redmond Kiwanis Club. In addition there will be luminaria and live musical performances by the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band, Greg Paul and Redmond’s own Celtic Fire.
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Graces 5 sidewalk signs lean against a post outside of the restaurant at 8110 164th Ave. N.E. in Redmond. The health-conscious eatery closed last week after losing its business license due to unpaid taxes.
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Tim Sharpe is angry that he couldn’t agree on an offer with the state to keep his Graces 5 healthy eating restaurant open longer. His foray into the business world with his wife, Katherine, was cut short last week after a 16-month run because the owners lost their business license due to unpaid taxes. According to a State of Washington Department of Revenue order revoking certificate of registration taped to the restaurant’s door at 8110 164th Ave. N.E. in downtown Redmond, the Sharpes owe $38,340.48 in unpaid taxes. Tim Sharpe said it was a tough go for small-business owners having to pay for food, rent and employees — and sales taxes, where they fell behind. “We’re taking a step back. I don’t think this is the end of Graces 5,” he said on Wednesday. “We’re going to close for a few months, take a deep breath, re-evaluate our situation and get our debt taken care of.” He added that they’ve met with restaurant consultants and may tweak their business plan and possibly relocate within the area, somewhere else in Washington or out of state. “We’ve learned a ton and I want to say ‘thank you’ to the people who had allergies and came to support the restaurant,” he said, adding that some people thought the Graces 5 menu was “strange.” They offered a menu of gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and low-sugar items for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Tim Sharpe noted that people flocked to the restaurant and praised them for their healthy offerings. One woman loved the place so much that she became an employee. One junior high student brought two friends to Graces 5 for a birthday gathering and the glutenfree-eating trio all enjoyed their meals. “They had smiles from ear to ear,” he said.
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Carol passed from this life peacefully on December 15, 2012. She was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts on December 4th 1936 to Dana and Alice (Oliver) Symonds. The majority of her childhood was spent in San Diego with her two younger sisters Donna and Alice. She later moved to the Seattle area where she spent the majority of her life. She has been described as Strong, Resilient, A Survivor, Accepting, Fiercely Loving, Hilarious, A Rock, The Matriarch, Best Friend, Wife, Sister, Auntie, Nana and Mom. Her life was full of greatness and wonder. She was a bank teller, worked in a bingo hall, traveled with the carnival (where she owned several booths), and ran a daycare for the last 23 years of her life. Her friendships were strong and everlasting. Carol Mae is survived by her loving husband of 33 years Jerry Askew, sister Donna Shinn (Kirkland) and Alice Vlcek (St. Louis, MO), 3 sons, Dana Chaffin (Redmond), Scott Chaffin (Colbert), and Tom Askew (Issaquah), 2 Step-Children Laura (Askew) Brantner (Durand, WI) and Steve Askew (Poulsbo), 11 grandchildren Jason, Tanner, Hanna, Melissa, Neil, Summer, Erika, India, Ivy, Lisa and Makayla, many cherished nieces and nephews and cousins and countless families whose children she cared for at Happy Days Day Care. Carol, to you everyone was family and you will be truly missed by so many. Go in peace knowing that the foundation that you worked so hard to create will sustain for generations and that you life was success. Well done my good and faithful one. An Open House Celebration of Life was held at Sunset Hills Memorial Home, Bellevue on December 19, 2012. In lieu of flowers please make a donation the American Cancer Society on Carol’s behalf. Remembrances may be shared at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com.
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Students from Lake Washington High School (LWHS) collected two truckloads of food for Eastside families assisted by Redmond-based Hopelink for the holiday season and beyond. In addition, the school’s Loyalty Club raised $4,000. At the beginning of November, club members organized shifts at local markets to solicit contributions from the community in their goal of beating last year’s record of 12,000 pounds of food and household items they collected. While Hopelink doesn’t weigh everything immediately, Loyalty Club advisers and LWHS teachers Lindsay Roger and Nicole Massey believe that they’ll make their goal.
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The Redmond Fireballs, a boys under-13 District 2 team, won the state recreational playoffs by beating the Vancouver Warriors, 3-1, on Dec. 8. The Redmond Fireballs are: John Alayo, Blake Asplund, George Barling, Jack Ellis, Adrian Fan, Uwimana Fiacre, Nathaniel Garcia, Luke Gibbons, Owen Leslie, Bryce McElfresh, Eric Nickum, Kyle Nickum, Rohan Patel, Gabriel Pombo, Logan Prock, Matthew Rippo, Aiden Spelman, Owen Tavener, head coach Alex Pombo and assistant coaches Arny Leslie and Greg Nickum.
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A K C YO R K I E / Yo r k shire Terr ier puppies. Born October 14th, 2012. Home raised . Will be small, approx. 3.5 lbs to 4 lbs. Very friendly and loving puppies, full of mischief. Mother and father onsite. Wormed and f i r s t s h o t s . Fe m a l e s : $1,000. Males: $800. Call anytime: 360-6316256 or 425-330-9903. B OX E R P U P P I E S ! Purebred. We have 2 Males and 3 Females left. All are Brindle with some White. Born December 4th, ready to go h o m e fo r Va l e n t i n e ’s Day! First shots & worming. Family raised. Asking $500 for Boys and $550 for Girls. Text for pictures: 425-268-5944 French Mastiff Puppies, Pure Bred. Born Oct 20th. Will have shots a n d p a p e r s. Fe m a l e s $1500. Male $1000. Call 360-482-2015. Elma
BOSTON TERRIER Puppies, just in time for Christmas! Some older for good homes, please ask. Can send pictures. 360-880-2216 RhondaHoffman57@ hotmail.com
Chihuahua pups. White/Cream color ing and great temperament, socialized, excellent with children. shots,wormed. Will hold till Christmas with deposit. $300-$400. (206)673-7917 Find your perfect pet in the Classiﬁeds. www.nw-ads.com
pies will start taking deposits this week will be ready 12/22/12 purebred non registered h ave t h r e e b oy s a n d three girls left out of ten 500 each both parents on site excalent hunters and pets 253-677-6201
Giant Rott Puppies 4 AKC Registered Giant Rottweiler puppies great, great grandsons of 2001 World Champion Bronko OD Dargicevica. Tails Docked, Shots, Robust Health, 11 weeks old and Ready to Go! Expected to mature at 150+ LBS. $1000. 425-971-4948 or email@example.com
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AKC Great Dane Pups Health guarantee! Males / Females. Dreyrsdanes is Oregon state’s largest breeder of Great Danes and licensed since 2002. Super sweet, intelligent, lovable, gentle giants. Now offering Full-Euro’s, Half-Euro’s & Standard Great Danes. $500 & up (every color but Fawn). Also available, Standard Po o d l e s . C a l l To d a y 503-556-4190. www.dreyersdanes.com Great Dane
GREAT DANE Puppies, AKC. Starting at $500. Blacks, Harlequins, Merlequins, Mantels, Merles. (360)985-0843 Waynekiser6@aol.com www.dreamcatchergreatdanes.us G R E AT G I F T I D E A ! ! ChillSpot is The COOLE S T D o g B e d - A n ew and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. Use promo code COOLG I F T Fo r 1 0 % o f f ! www.chillspot.biz www.dreamcatchergreatdanes.us
and cuddly! Some ready now and Christmas puppies available too! Registered, health guaranteed, UTD shots. (2) 8 week old males; Black Tri $650 and Red Merle $750. (2) 5 month old Red Tri Tip males $350 each. Also, accepting deposits for upcomign litters. Call Stephanie 5 4 1 - 5 1 8 - 9 2 8 4 . B a ke r City, Oregon. www.Oregonaussies.com
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RED (IRISH) SETTER PUPPIES! Two red setter puppies for sale. One male and one female. Six months old and have recieved all shots including rabies and are dewormed. Registered with American Field. These puppies will make great hunters and family pets, very intelligent and personable. Both parents on sight. $500. Call Preston (360) 410-9659
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& Feed JUST IN TIME For Christmas! Adorable Bi9000 Silverdale Way chon / Miniature poodle c r o s s . S u p e r s m a r t (360)692-0415 crossbreed. Will be 10-15 lbs. mature. First Pomeranians, 1 Male, 1 Female 5-6lbs. Shots, shots, worm negative, 1 year genetic health guar- Wormed & Healthy Cona n t e e. E x c e l l e n t w i t h dition $185 Each. Cash. (425)420-6708 children, elderly and for apartment living. Picture Advertise your service doesn’t do them justice! $400. Call 360-697-9091 800-388-2527 or nw-ads.com email@example.com Poulsbo P O O D L E P U P P I E S, JUST IN TIME For A K C T o y . O n e Christmas! Adorable Bi- Black/gray Phantom chon / Minature poodle and one Par ti-color. m a l e s . cross. Super smar t B o t h c r o s s b r e e d . W i l l b e Ta i l s / D ew c l aw ’s r e 10-15 lbs. mature. First m o v e d , d e w o r m e d , shots, worm negative, 1 v a c c i n a t e d . R e a d y year genetic health guar- Now. Will hold until a n t e e. E x c e l l e n t w i t h Christmas with deposchildren, elderly and for it. $400 apartment living. Picture firstname.lastname@example.org doesn’t do them justice! 360-275-2433 $400. Call 360-697-9091 email@example.com Poulsbo Maltese AKC puppies Born 11/02/2012 will be ready to go in 4 weeks. We could work a special arrangment for Christm a s g i f t s . Tw o b oy s $750 and two girls $900.00 Please call ZetPUPPIES FOR THE ty @ 360-825-4973 HOLIDAY!! 6 Mastador pups; 75% English MasMINIATURE Australian Shepherd tiff, 25% Lab, 2 males, 4 Puppies. Christmas females, fawn or black i l a bl e, ( m o m 5 0 % p u p p i e s ava i l a bl e, ava Mastiff/ 50% Lab, dad is lots of colors. Two 1 0 0 % m a s t i f f ) , $ 7 0 0 5 m o r e d t r i m a l e s each. AKC English Masavailable. $350-$850. tiff puppies, show or pet R e g i s t e r e d , h e a l t h quality, 3 months old, g u a r a n t e e d , U T D only brindles available, shots. 541-518-9284 holiday special - $1100 each. Parents on site. Baker City, Oregon. & 2nd shots plus deOregonaussies.com 1st worming included. SeriMIN PIN Puppies For o u s i n q u i r i e s o n l y. Sale - Parents on site, Ready now for their “ford e w c l a w s r e m o v e d , ever homes”. 206-351$300. (206)718-5571 8196
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Rottweiler / Doberman Cross puppies! These puppies are intelligent, loyal and loving! Crisp, sharp color pattern. Champion bloodlines. Born 9/26/12. AKC registered parents on site. 2 males. 6 females. Breed makes for excell e n t fa m i l y d o g s ! D e wormed and first shots. Ready for loving homes $750. Burlington. Photos and/or questions call or email us today at 206504-9507 or firstfourkennels@gmail. com firstname.lastname@example.org
ROTTWEILER Purebred Puppies, sweet, great temperament, familyraised, nice markings, lst shots, wormed, dew claws & tails done, $585 & up, joann@ scattercreek.com 360-910-0995 ROTTWEILER Purebred Puppies, sweet, great temperament, familyraised, nice markings, lst shots, wormed, dew claws & tails done, $585 & up, joann@ scattercreek.com 360-910-0995
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Gigantic Garage, Yard & Estate Sale. 57 years of accumulation. Thousands of Items. Antique Desks, Iron Wheels, Wooden Buckboard Seat, Horse Items & More. Huge Amount of Holiday Decor, Ribbon, Lights, Ornaments, Etc. Books, Pictures, Dishes, Agregate Planters & Pots. Far too much to list! Most everything under cover - come rain or shine! Cash Only. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm. Look for Sale Signs. 32925 SE 46th Street, Fall City.
Gigantic Garage, Yard & Estate Sale. 57 years of accumulation. Thousands of Items. Antique Desks, Iron Wheels, Wooden Buckboard Seat, Horse Items & ROTTWEILLERS or More. Huge Amount of DOBERMANS: Extra Holiday Decor, Ribbon, large. Family raised. Lights, Ornaments, Etc. Adults and puppies. Books, Pictures, Dishes, Free training available. A g r e g a t e P l a n t e r s & 360-893-0738; 253- Pots. Far too much to 770-1993; 253-304- list! Most everything under cover - come rain or 2278 shine! Cash Only. FriSHIH-TZU Puppies, 1 day, Saturday & Sunday. all black female (runt) 9am-4pm. Look for Sale $375 and 2 black & Signs. 32925 SE 46th Street, Fall City. white males $325.
CHIHUAHUA POMS, Four pups. Two at 2lbs $275. Absolutely adorable! Dews, shots, wormed. (360)479-5519. Shih Tzu Puppies Special puppies for a special p e r s o n T h ey b o r n o n h a l l owe e n d ay. . $ 3 0 0 (206) 753-8747 Horses
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Puget Sound Energy makes it easier to find contractor recommendations online Puget Sound Energy (PSE) residential customers in need of a contractor for energy efficiency and home improvement projects can now generate their own contractor referrals online at PSE.com/ CAN through the energy company’s Contractor Alliance Network. The online selfreferral tool matches
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AAA projects year-end travel to increase AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6 percent over the 91.8 million people who traveled last year. This increase brings holiday travel figures to within half a million of the decade high mark seen during the 2006/2007 season. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Dec. 22 to Jan. 1, 2013. AAA estimates the national average price of gasoline will slowly drop through the end of the year. Gas prices dropped
about 50 cents a gallon on average from September through early December, but remain at record highs for this time of year in some parts of the country. AAA does not expect gas prices to have a major impact on travel volume, but consumers could have more money to spend on holiday shopping, dining and entertainment if prices drop through December as expected. Approximately 90 percent of travelers (84.4 million) plan to travel by automobile this holiday season. This is a 1.3 percent increase over the
83.3 million people who traveled by auto last year. Air travel is expected to increase 4.5 percent as six percent of travelers or 5.6 million will take to the skies. Those traveling by air will find lower airfares according to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index. For the year-end holiday period the average lowest round-trip rate is $203 for the top 40 U.S. air routes, a 3 percent decrease from last year. Approximately 3.3 million travelers will choose other modes of transportation, including rail, bus and cruise ship.
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It’s More Than Retirement. It’s Five-Star Fun. 9988 Avondale Road NE • Redmond (425) 558-4700 • www.leisurecare.com Fairwinds - Redmond has a limited number of affordable apartments available.
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 December 21, 2012
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Happy Holidays 21 and over show
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nowhere to eat on christmas day? University of Washington - vs. Boise state Free viewing party! december 22, 2012 • 12:30pm
All 6 Snoqualmie Casino restaurants will be open, including the falls buffet with a special christmas buffet menu from 10:30am - 9:00pm
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