Blotter: Weirdest entries of the year It’s been a busy year in Federal Way for criminals and police alike. Below are some of the police log items throughout 2012 that made us laugh and shake our heads at the things people get themselves into here in Federal Way. • Stolen vehicle: At 10:06 p.m. Jan. 4 in the 28000 block of Pacific Highway South, a stolen vehicle was spotted proceeding down Pac Highway. According to the report, the vehicle was stopped and the three occupants were arrested. One of the occupants gave a statement to police indicating that all three were aware the vehicle was stolen. Also, according to the report, one of the suspects gave his name as George Everybodytalksabout. • Give me my pigs feet: At 4:31 p.m. Jan. 8 in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway South, a woman called police to report an argument with her boyfriend. According to the report, the two were arguing over groceries, specifically a package of pigs feet. • When worlds collide: [ more blotter page 6 ]
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Year in review: Federal Way in 2012 Mirror staff reports
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January 2012 • Federal Way welcomes state audit of Sound Transit: A state audit of Sound Transit was welcomed by Federal Way officials, who urged District 30 lawmakers to pass legislative reforms on the transit agency. The debate continues today as to whether light rail will ever reach the city. • DNA evidence sheds light on Federal Way teen’s unsolved murder: Police are hoping new information regarding the identity of the suspect in the decades-old murder of Federal Way High School student Sarah Yarborough leads to an arrest. Based on the analysis of the suspect DNA profile found at the scene, it has been learned that the suspect is a member of the extended family of Robert Fuller, who arrived in Salem, Mass., in the 1630s. Robert Fuller is related to two Fullers who arrived in America on the Mayflower. • Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing survivor joins city’s 2012 MLK Celebration: Sarah Rudolph Collins was 12 years old when her sister was killed by a bomb at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. She shared her story of survival as the keynote speaker for Federal Way’s Martin Luther King Celebration. • Winter weather: An estimated 250,000 homes and businesses in
(Top) Federal Way’s Chase Puglisi sleds during a winter snow/ice storm in January that left 250,000 area homes without power. (Below) Superintendent Rob Neu celebrates the passage of a levy to rebuild Federal Way High, among other things. file photos the region lost power in mid-January following a massive snow and ice storm. Thousands of people went without power for days as Puget Sound Energy and emergency crews worked around the clock. Parts of Federal Way received up to 5.5 inches of snow. • Federal Way man wants to shoot coyotes: According to Federal Way citizen Donald Barovic, coyotes prowl his property, killing and eating his livestock. The 84-year-old Barovic had spoken to [ more review page 8 ]
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1. “Two stabbed at Old Country Buffet” (Feb. 2012): Two people were stabbed at the Old Country Buffet restaurant after a bloody fight broke out among a large family group. According to the police report, the victims were brothers. A witness said one of the suspects attacked the brothers with a small paring knife from his front jean pocket. The situation allegedly stemmed from ongoing disputes among the family members. 2. “Fake service dogs: Pet owners exploit ADA loophole” (April 2012): When is a service dog not a service dog?
The proliferation of pet owners who try to pass off their dogs as service animals is seen as a threat to the validity of genuine service dogs. Some pet owners bring their nonservice dogs into public establishments like restaurants and grocery stores, and easily get away with it. Several websites sell “identification packages” that help pet owners create the illusion of a trained service dog. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it unlawful to require proof of a disability or identification for the service dog. 3. “Federal Way call center ACS will hire 660 employees” (Nov. 2010): This story was first posted two years ago, when Affiliated [ more web page 3 ]
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Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:
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damaging the other woman’s vehicle. That woman reported the issue to police to insure there was a record of the incident, the report notes. • Fireworks in the mailbox: On December 23, at 3:07 a.m., in the 5200 block of SW 326th St, the victim reported their mailbox had been damaged. According to the report, it appeared unknown suspects had lit and placed fireworks inside of the victim’s mailbox. The report notes the victim had experienced this before many years ago. • Mail thieves: On December 23, at 5:27 a.m., in the 500 block of SW 317th Pl, a number of pieces of the victim’s mail was discovered on the side of a road. According to the report, the mail had been opened
and then apparently discarded by unknown suspects. Police returned the mail to the victims. • Burglarizing for drugs: On December 23, at 3:46 a.m., in the 1700 block of SW 308th Pl, the victim’s home was burglarized. According to the report, it appears the intent of the burglary was to steal three prescription medications from the victim. • Vehicle prowler or just a jerk?: On December 23, at 8:00 p.m., in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway S, the victim’s front window of their vehicle was busted out by unknown suspects. According to the report, it did not appear to be a vehicle prowl, as the victim’s wallet, which was inside the vehicle at the time, was
left untouched by the unknown suspects. • Store security guards evoke a reaction: On December 23, at 8:12 p.m., in the 33000 block of 21st Ave SW, in-store loss prevention officers were following/monitoring the suspect on suspicion of shoplifting. The suspect became aware of their attention, became angry, and brandished a pistol at the officers. • Another smashed car window, but no theft: On December 22, at 12:15 a.m., in the 29000 block of 18th Ave S, the victim’s driver side window was smashed out by unknown suspects. According to the report, nothing appeared to have been stolen from the vehicle.
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Don Barrows, a retired teacher and active community member, is battling brain cancer. On Dec. 23, a few dozen people sang Christmas carols in his front yard on Manchester Court in tribute. andy hobbs, The Mirror
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Computer Services (ACS) announced a plan to hire 660 employees at its Federal Way call center. ACS provides business process outsourcing and IT solutions to clients worldwide. 4. “Busting a myth: Do cats kill babies?” (Sept. 2008): This story was first posted more than four years ago. It’s a warning that’s been passed down to new mothers for generations: Keep the family cat away from the baby or risk death by smothering. But do cats really smother babies and kill them? Local animal experts say no. One expert said the myth is a result of ancient beliefs that cats are symbols of evil. Some cultures in the 13th and 14th centuries believed that cats would steal a baby’s soul. 5. “Ex-boyfriend found in shed | Federal Way crime blotter” (Oct. 2012): At 11:13 a.m. Oct. 2 in the 3000 block of South 288th Street, the reporting party notified police that he had found his sister’s ex-boyfriend in a shed on their property. According to the report, the ex-boyfriend did not have permission to be on the property, or in the shed. 6. “Federal Way teen drowns at Steel Lake” (Aug. 2012): Federal Way High School student Tope Akinlosotu, 15, died after being rescued from Steel Lake. Hundreds of people attended a community vigil and a public memorial service. In July, another Fed-
eral Way teen, 17-year-old Prabhakar Kumar, drowned at Steel Lake. 7. “Man finds dumpster full of mail | Federal Way crime blotter” (Jan. 2012): At 3:08 p.m. Jan. 16 in the 34000 block of Pacific Highway South, a business owner reported finding a bag in one of his dumpsters full of other people’s mail. According to the report, the bag contained mail meant for at least 20 other people. Video surveillance captured a white van dumping the mail, but was unable to capture a license plate number. The mail was turned over to a USPS postal inspector. 8. “Murder charges: Federal Way man stabbed girlfriend over 100 times” (July 2012): First-degree murder charges were filed against a 29-year-old Federal Way man in the grisly death of his girlfriend. Kenneth “Kenny” Mace was accused of stabbing 20-year-old Melinda “Mindy” O’Meara more than 100 times on July 6 at the Camelot Square Mobile Home Park on South 288th Street. 9. “Federal Way chiropractor accused of sexual contact” (Nov. 2012): A Federal Way chiropractor’s license was suspended over charges of sexual contact with three female patients. “We believe that the charges will be dismissed as groundless,” according to an attorney for Dr. Greg Summers. 10. “HomeGoods opens Sunday in Federal Way |
Don Barrows, a retired teacher and active community member in Federal Way, is battling brain cancer. On Sunday, friends and former students braved the cold winter rain and warmed the night with Christmas songs in Barrows’ front yard. Barrows and his family listened and smiled from their doorway on Manchester Court as the group delivered “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and the appropriately titled “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Barrows added a hushed but rich harmony to “Silent Night,” and at one point, wiped away some tears. The singers presented Barrows with hugs and a Christmas tree — and plenty of wishes for recovery. Barrows was the first choir teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School when the school opened in 1969, and also taught in Kent. His musical ties in the community run deep. He helped start the Federal Way Chorale and the Puget Sound Musical Theater, and is a legendary choirmaster at St. Vincent de Paul Church.
PHOTOS” (June 2012): HomeGoods made its debut in Washington state by opening stores in Lynnwood and Federal Way. The Federal Way store is at the Seatac Village Shopping Center, 1718 S. 320th St., and employs 60 people. HomeGoods features discounted high-quality merchandise such as furniture, lamps, picture frames, pillows, kitchenware and
Carolee Mayne, a former student at Thomas Jefferson High School, organized the caroling effort. Participants included church members, past choir students, and singers from the Federal Way Chorale, among others. “It’s all for him,” Mayne said of Barrows as a few dozen carolers went on their way. “He’s had such an impact on all of us.” Barrows was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in October. On Dec. 21, Barrows returned from Mexico, where he received an experimental treatment for his cancer. The treatment involves a vaccine made from the patient’s dendritic cells, which play a key role in the immune system. The research behind this cutting-edge treatment, which is not yet approved in the United States, received the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
• Don Barrows’ family is raising money to help offset costs for treatment not covered by insurance. To learn more, visit http://www.gofundme.com/barrows.
Wild Waves is open for the holidays: Holiday with Lights will transform Wild Waves Theme Park into a nighttime holiday wonderland. Guests can experience their favorite rides, holidaythemed entertainment, sounds of the season and more through Dec. 31. General admission is $14.99 plus tax; 2012 Season Pass members will receive free admission. Discount tickets are available for $12.99 plus tax online at WildWaves.com or at Safeway locations. Families with children ages 3 and under are free. Holiday Camp at the Federal Way Community Center: With winter break approaching, the Federal Way Community Center offers a safe place for children ages 5 to 15. The camp will be in session weekdays from Jan. 2-4. Activities include swimming, rock climbing, crafts, games and songs. Daily rate is $40. Contact Gina Shaw: (253) 835-6924 or Gina.Shaw@cityoffederalway. com. Please see fedwaymirror.com for more Calendar items.
12. “PHOTOS: Cop wakes up drinking buddies on BPA Trail” (July 2012): Dozens of walkers and joggers passed a pair of 18-year-old men who were “sleeping” Wednesday morning on the BPA Trail in Federal Way. A few pass-
ersby were concerned for the health and safety of the two snoring men, who were out cold. A Federal Way police officer on a motorcycle responded to the call for help. The officer awoke the groggy guys, who said they had been drinking.
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Citizens have duty to discuss gun control After reading the Dec. 17 article in the Seattle Times titled “Popular rifle used in recent mass killings,” I feel that I disagree with gun enthusiasts who sing the praise of the AR-15 and its customized features unless it is only used for hobbyists and recreational purposes. As a responsible citizen and a volunteer in the
Roegner’s end-of-year awards We have reached the end of another year and election cycle. Even though many candidates are already running for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, we don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves. Before we say goodbye to 2012, we need to take a moment and reflect on our leaders and bestow upon them awards they have so richly earned. The leadership of King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer and Sen. Tracey Eide earned them the “Saved our Transit Bacon” award, after they rescued us and City Hall from a political quagmire by gaining regional support to keep transit planning for Federal Way moving ahead. Sound Transit Executive Director Joni Earl, who endured months of attacks by the mayor and city council but still visited Federal Way many times to answer residents’ questions — and also worked with von Reichbauer and Eide to keep the planning moving ahead — not only gets a “courage” award, but also an “I love Federal Way” button to pin on her suit of armor. Councilwoman Linda Kochmar finished third in the race for mayor two years ago. She then filed for the vacant House of Representatives seat that was expected to be won by another candidate. She not only won the primary, but the general election as a Republican in a Democratic year. For that, she gets the “always keep trying” award. The backers of the successful initiative to legalize marijuana get the “our stockholders love you” award from the makers of Cheetos, whose sales will likely triple. New state legislator Roger Freeman, who at times has exhibited a naive streak, will now find
out what Olympia-style politics look like — and will get the “what have I gotten myself into” award. Sorry, Roger. Too late for a recount. Joining many of his colleagues in the mayor’s lament, Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest gets the “why couldn’t I be mayor in a good economy” award. Also, to Mayor Priest, who seemed to maintain faith in ARCADD’s downtown promise despite repeated missed deadlines, he gets the “can’t I catch a break” award. And to those who have been critical of Priest’s methodical — some would say slow — style, at least we still have insurance coverage, unlike Pacific. Pacific, not Congress, earns the “let’s drive off the fiscal cliff ” award. With concern about the lack of progress in downtown ever increasing, Federal Way Economic Development Director Patrick Doherty gets the Brooklyn Dodger “wait till next year” award. He is an eight-time winner. As expected, Federal Way City Councilman Jim Ferrell was one of the year’s big newsmakers as he was elected deputy mayor and also switched parties from Republican to Democrat. He gets the “I wonder if either party will support me for mayor” award. Do you think he has donkey and elephant decals on his car? Actually, if he really is a Democrat, he is supposed to have a pickup truck. New councilmembers Susan Honda and Bob Celski get the “time to step up” award because soon they won’t be the newest council members anymore and will need to exert more leadership. Time to take checks and balances seriously. [ more ROEGNER, page 5 ] Bob Roegner
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My eldest son came home from school the other night with a project in hand for extra credit. He received points for each past familial generation that he was able to put together. Since his grandmother (my mom) has been searching our genealogy for well over 40 years now, he was in all kinds of luck. Me, not so much. I was the beneficiary of family vacations to the Mormon library in Salt Lake City. No Disneyland for this one. Libraries, lots of libraries — every year. I am quite certain there is an episode of “The Simpsons” based on this — my life story. Al Gore didn’t invent the Internet. It’s my firm belief it was another kid, about my same age, in the same dire circumstances, with a little bit more gray matter than I possess, thinking that there has got to be a better way. No way am I coming back here next year. So there is that positive aspect, but other than that, I took one for the team on this. A point I made abundantly clear to my son. Several times. After combing through multiple mind-numbing files, I came upon a pedigree chart of my mom. This particular chart showed family history for five generations back. It was comical to read some of the notes she had researched, and in doing so, I started to see a pattern develop. My maternal side of the family has a long shelf life. On both my maternal grandfather’s and grandmother’s “trees,” every one of them, in more than 20 entries listed, lived to be fairly old. I then did a search to discover average life spans of the time for the family members listed and found something astonishing. Every person listed had outlived the average life span of their generation by a minimum of double. One of those people, named Lucretia, which sounds like something you have after the flu, lived to be 107. 107. When the average life span was 24. My grandmother lived to be 99. Grandfather, who had black lung disease for what seemed like his entire life, died young. By Lucretia’s standards, he was a baby at the tender age of 89. 84, 87, 88 were all norms in the 1700s and 1800s. My mom, therefore, is young. She is only 82. I’m going to Vegas and betting the over on her. One would think that just by chance you would lose some to wars, farming or outhouse accidents. Either we were a bunch of pansies and went hiding under the outhouse, or you just couldn’t kill us. Not sure, but I’m quite glad that they didn’t get knocked off. Mid-life crises? Not me. I’ve still got another 60 years.
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To submit an item or photo for publication: email email@example.com. Letters may be edited for style, clarity and length. Federal Way community, I do agree that the AR-15 is favored by target shooters in competitions and by hunters who stalk small game and deer. I also believe in the passionate ownership of gun owners, the Second Amendment, and applaud people in Federal Way who are providing gun safety classes, self-defense, etc. This was the weapon of
choice for Adam Lanza (note: he did not purchase this weapon, it was his mother’s) to kill 20 young children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. This was also a massacre that has horrified the nation. The rifle has had increasing appearances in rampage killings. As an example, it was used by James E. Holmes, who is accused
of opening fire and killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater, and by Jacob Roberts, who killed two people and then took his own life in a Portland shopping mall. My concern is about the easy access of purchasing this weapon and ammunition — and why people would buy such a weapon for self-defense or any other reason than recreational
use. (target shooting, etc.) I understand that the AR15 weapon, which is made and designated for war, can wrongly be blamed for the actions of a few individuals whose goal is to kill a lot of people in a short amount of time. According to the Times article, this weapon is also increasingly used in the killing of police officers whose vests provide little protection against such firearms. Young children [ more LETTERS, page 5 ]
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don’t have much of a chance to survive under these circumstances. The Times also reported that some advocates have argued for banning assault rifles. Some of them also acknowledged that the federal assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004, was inadequate and largely ineffective. Defenders cite statistics indicating that unlike handguns or shotguns, rifles account for only a fraction of U.S. homicides. On Dec. 18, an article in the Times mentioned that there are rapidly shifting attitudes toward gun control in the aftermath of the massacre in Connecticut. There could be new efforts to curb access to guns with possible upcoming restrictions. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said “everything should be on the table” as gun control is debated in the coming weeks and months. The NRA (National Rifle Association), long one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington, would face a strong test of its influence to fend off tougher restrictions. They have declined interviews since the shootings. The group’s Twitter account went silent, and they deactivated their Facebook page. So what do we do as citizens? I am by no means an expert on gun control. But I do feel that I have some common sense as related to this issue that others would also agree on. I have worked in the Federal Way School District and have two grandchildren in a private school with secluded buildings. Both of
these school environments work hard to train staff, teachers, provide lockdown, earthquake drills, etc., to provide safety for our students. It is a complex problem that will require a complex solution. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia called the recent shootings a game changer, and other officials will be introducing legislation to help in the search for understanding and answers. We as citizens do not want to painstakingly have to see a recreation of this horrifying event and the psychological impact of surviving students, however resilient they can be at times. I feel it is our duty as parents, grandparents and friends to contact our legislators that we have elected and explain our concerns. Otherwise, another important news story will come up and this might get swept under the rug.
Maureen Hathaway, Federal Way
My friend was killed by a drunk driver I want to wish all of my friends and neighbors a Happy Hannukah and/or a Merry Christmas and thank you so much for not drinking and driving. To all of those who have chosen to “celebrate” the holidays by overindulging and getting behind the wheel, please don’t. It’s been a couple of years since my friend Emmanuel Franco was killed right in the middle of downtown Federal Way (at 320th street and Pacific Highway) by a
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www.federalwaymirror.com [ roegner from page 4 ] Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Rob Neu and Federal Way School Board President Tony Moore began the year in hot water by defending their controversial new grading standards to upset staff and parents. They closed it with over 60 percent public support to rebuild Federal Way High School, along with a major new grant. They get the basketball players “nice rebound” award. Over the past year, new Federal Way Chamber of Commerce CEO Patti Mullen has used her regional contacts to revitalize the start-up business and medical incubators, build relationships with economic development and transportation interests in Seattle and Tacoma, and move the Chamber and the community beyond its local comfort zone by positioning us as a potential regional player. For that, she gets the “change can be good for you” award. The “you CAN do the impossible” award goes to campaign
drunk driver. Emmanuel didn’t have a chance. There’s not a day at work that someone doesn’t mention his name. He is missed that much. People, ever since you can remember, you’ve been told not to drink and drive. You have friends and neighbors. There are cabs, taxis, town cars, limos. Lots of choices on how to get home after a big night. But if you review my list, driving yourself isn’t one of those choices. A lot of you are reading this and yawning, thinking to yourself, “Geez, another one of those letters. Why must we see them every year?” The answer is simple. Just like suicide prevention and sexual harassment training, people are still doing it, and we won’t stop bringing it up until they stop.
manager Joby Shimomura, who took Jay Inslee from “Jay who” all the way to the governor’s mansion. Despite being in the Legislature only two years, Sen. Joe Fain was recently named majority floor leader of the new coalition Senate that moved Republicans from the minority to the majority party. While some might liken the palace coup atmosphere in Olympia to ancient Rome, Fain still gets our “rising star” award. Although he may want to watch the back of his toga. And for longtime councilmember Jeanne Burbidge, who is one of the few Federal Way leaders that actually seems to understand regional political relationships, she gets the “because mom says so” award. Because someone needs to provide adult leadership in the face of upcoming mayoral and council elections where temptation to pander for votes could override the city’s need to become a true regional player. And the “thanks for the memories award” goes to the following:
Bathed in an ocean of tears, Senseless termination of precious life, Lost in a spirit of fears; An evil act, A godless action of hate, Sacrificed in a river of blood, Sealing sweet innocence fate; A tragic ending, Joy transformed to ter-
• Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire, who saw us through some very difficult times and made remarkable strides, until the economy tanked. • Republican Secretary of State Sam Reed, who managed elections with integrity and honesty despite significant criticism, mostly from his own party. • Democratic Legislator Mark Miloscia. Too bad he can’t get a mulligan on the state auditor’s race. Miloscia looks pretty good now that we have taken a closer look at the other candidates. • Republican legislator Katrina Asay. Even though it probably cost her the election, you have to admire her for taking the high road and not attacking her opponent. Each will be missed. They were all good public officials in a time when that was needed. My guess is that all will resurface in the public sector in the future.
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rible loss, Hearts bleeding in inconsolable pain, Why did they have to pay the cost?
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[ blotter from page 1 ] At 10:01 p.m. Jan. 16 in the 34000 block of 16th Avenue South, two men were in a fight. According to the report, the first man became angry when he observed his girlfriend of two years kissing a co-worker at her work. He assaulted the man she kissed. After the altercation, it was discovered that the woman had a two-month-long relationship with the co-worker as well. The two men declined to press charges against each other. • Things not to do with $20,000 in outstanding warrants: At 8:19 p.m. Jan. 18 in the 31000 block of 2nd Lane SW, a woman contacted police about an unknown person asking her to let him into her residence. According to the report, the woman believed it was an ex-boyfriend with whom she has a no-contact order. During her call to police, the woman gave her full information to dispatch, at which time it was discovered the woman had $20,000 in outstanding warrants out of Kent. The woman was arrested and transferred over to Kent police. • Ex-girlfriend makes good on promise: At 12:12 a.m. Feb. 25 in the 1800 block of South 291st Place, a man called to report that his ex-girlfriend had assaulted him while they were in Burien. As part of their argument, the ex-girlfriend stated she was going to go to the man’s residence, break in and steal stuff. According to the report, when the man returned home, he found a broken window and his 73-inch television gone. • Public masturbator at playground: At 12:05 p.m. March 4 in the 1600 block of SW 304th Street, a mother and her children were playing at a playground. According to the report, the mother noticed a man across the playground with his hands down his pants, apparently masturbating. The mother promptly contacted police, but the man had left the area by the time police arrived. • Women fight over karaoke: At 12:26 a.m. March 18 in the 2200 block of SW 336th Street, police responded to a call regarding a fight in a bar. According to the report, two women ended up in a physical fight over karaoke. Police confirmed the details of the fight with several witnesses. The report notes that both women planned to press charges against each other. • Dad tells stories about
mom to kids: At 5:34 p.m. March 24 in the 4700 block of SW 325th Place, a woman called to report her estranged husband had been telling their children that she is possessed by the devil and has demons inside of her. • Man runs with pants down through Walmart parking lot: At 10:50 a.m. March 31 in the 34000 block of 16th Avenue South, police responded to reports of a man running naked through the Walmart parking lot. According to the report, police observed a man running through the parking lot with his pants around his ankles, while a woman in a van drove alongside him, urging him to get back in the van. The report notes that police caught up to the duo later, and that the man’s antics were precipitated by an argument with the woman. • Desperate times call for desperate measures: At 11:16 a.m. April 6 in the 1600 block of South 347th Place, a restaurant reported that a man had been in the restaurant, handing out business cards to women. According to the report, the cards described the man’s desire to get married and have a family. The restaurant requested that police trespass the man from the premises if he returned. • This bed is just right: At 10:33 a.m. April 7 in the 31000 block of Pacific Highway South, the Comfort Inn Hotel reported that one of its rooms had been broken into. According to the report, entry was made by smashing out one of the room’s exterior windows. The report notes that no items were stolen, but that it appeared both beds had been slept in by the unknown suspects. • Pantsless lurker haunts local trail: At 6:51 a.m. April 3 in the 33000 block of 1st Place SW, a woman reported encountering a strange man near a local trail. The woman indicated that the man walked into a nearby apartment complex once he became aware of her, and that he was not wearing pants, because she could see his exposed buttocks. The report notes that other walkers of the trail have reported encountering the same man in his pantsless condition. • Hungry thief: At 1:54 p.m. April 4 in the 32000 block of 16th Avenue SW, a man reported someone stole food out of the fridge in his garage. According to the report, the man believed someone may have [ more blotter page 7 ]
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$50 to have sex with a girl. According to the report, the deal was setup through an online chat site. When the man arrived at an apartment to have sex, the girl took his $50 and ran away. Another woman then came out and threatened the man with a knife. The man disarmed the woman and left the scene. The report notes the suspect was booked into King County Juvenile for prostitution. • Juggalo keeping it real: At 12:46 p.m. June 16 in the 2200 block of S. Commons, an underaged teen was observed smoking a cigarette outside of Target. According to the report, the teen was dressed up as a “Juggalo,” part of the hardcore fan group of the rap group Insane Clown Posse. The report also notes that the teen had a hatchet on his person. • Strange book left for woman: At 7:32 p.m. July 15 in the 2100 block of South 324th Street, a woman contacted police regarding a book that had been left on her doorstep by an unknown person. According to the report, the book was titled “Predator” and is a story about a rapist. The woman was understandably unnerved and contacted police, who filed the book into evidence. • That’s a lot of dimes:
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February 2012 • Same-sex marriage: Washington became the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriage when Gov. Chris Gregoire signed Senate Bill 6239 into law Feb. 13 at the Legislative Building in Olympia. Opponents immediately filed a referendum, and the state’s voters approved same-sex marriage in the November election. • More light rail: The light rail debate sizzled all month. King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer and State Sen. Tracey Eide (D-Federal Way) sought an amendment to Sound Transit’s 2012 budget to put $24 million toward making light rail “shovel ready” in Federal Way. Meanwhile, Federal Way officials also called for bus reform from the transit agency. • Federal Way voters
split school levy proposals: In the Feb. 14 special election, the Educational Programs and Operations (EPO) levy passed, but the capital projects levy to rebuild Federal Way High School failed. The projects levy eventually passed in November. • Newt Gingrich comes to town: Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich made a stop in Federal Way on Feb. 24 at the Best Western Evergreen Inn and Suites. Community members, Truman High School students, protesters and supporters from across Puget Sound made the trip to hear Gingrich deliver his thoughts on why he would be the best GOP candidate to defeat President Barack Obama in November.
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April 2012 • Whooping cough epidemic: The number of whooping cough cases grew at a record breaking pace, according to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). As of April, 1,008 recorded cases of whooping cough were on the books for 2012, which was more than reported in all of 2011 — and just shy of the 1,026 cases reported in 2005. More than 4,500 cases were reported in 2012. • South King Fire levy fails by less than 1 percent:
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cations. Clark did not need a walking aid or cane. • Federal Way celebrates Pacific Highway project: The overhaul of Pacific Highway in Federal Way had been under way for more than a decade. Completion of the $18 million Phase IV portion of the project, which extended the HOV lane from Federal Way to Sea-Tac Airport, was celebrated on April 19. • Federal Way TV commercial: Federal Way produced a TV commercial aimed at bringing more businesses to the city. The 30-second advertisement features the slogan “Think smart. Move fast. Think Federal Way.” The commercial aired on ESPN, Fox News and CNBC. Recruited as pitchmen for the city were Wild Waves Theme Park CEO Jeff Stock and former Seattle Sounders soccer pro Lamar Neagle, who attended Thomas Jefferson High School. The commercial’s main goal was to help fill the Federal Way’s vacant commercial real estate.
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grocery stores have provided liquor and spirits for the public. With the new merchandise, stores have also taken measures to ensure the liquor is purchased legally. One of these added measures is a locking mechanism on the tops of liquor bottles. Consumers experienced sticker shock after the new law took effect. Grocery stores, pharmacies and other stores are selling liquor at higher prices than when the state sold it. • Sculpture Park opens at transit center: Sculpture Park opened to the public this week on a grassy patch next to the Federal Way Transit Center. The city’s newest park, located at 21st Avenue South and South 316th Street, features a short walking trail and seven original sculptures. • Diving trials mean tourism dollars: In June, Federal Way hosted the 2012 United States Olympic Diving Trials at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. The 2,500seat facility on SW Campus Drive houses more than just a world-class swimming pool. It acts as an economic engine and tourism magnet for the region. Events such as the diving trials and the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships help the aquatic center at-
tract thousands of visitors, who inject an estimated $8 million into the region’s economy annually. According to statistics provided by King County, the trials attracted nearly 4,000 nonlocal visitors who spent a total of $2,285,621. • Poison soil at three Federal Way parks: Adelaide, Heritage Woods and Lake Grove parks in Federal Way all tested positive for unsafe levels of lead and arsenic in the soil. At Lake Grove, the Department of Ecology removed the contaminated soil, then replaced it with new topsoil, grass and native plants. The other two parks will most likely receive signage that warns park users of the contaminated soil. The three parks’ positive tests are a result of contamination from the now defunct ASARCO Smelter, located in North Tacoma. The large
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smelter stack sent emissions of lead and arsenic through the air. • Gun fight at Federal Way bar: A 21-year-old Renton man was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault. Kenneth M. Sutton Jr. is accused of killing Kent resident Cloise Young, 23, at Johnny’s Famous Bar and Grill in a June 27 gunfight that left six others shot.
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• Teen drowns: Prabhakar “Jay” Kumar, a 2012 graduate of Todd Beamer High School in Federal Way, died the morning after rescuers found him submerged in Steel Lake. It was the first of two such incidents during the summer. • Triangle Project: A new flyover ramp at Interstate 5 and State Route 18 officially opened in Federal
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Street. • Boy dies in bicycle accident: Wayde RodriguesFale, 8, was riding a bicycle north on 24th Avenue South before colliding with a vehicle traveling east on SW 333rd Street. The tragedy called further attention to speeding traffic in the neighborhood.
August 2012 • Sand sculpting competition returns to Federal Way: The Northwest Sand Festival brought some of the world’s premier sand sculpting artists to The Commons parking lot from Aug. 16 to Sept. 3. Special events, consisting of live music, food and beer gardens were held throughout the event. • Teen drowns: Federal Way High School student Tope Akinlosotu, 15, died after being rescued from Steel Lake. Hundreds of people attended a community vigil and a public memorial service. • Traffic cameras: The photo enforced intersec-
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September 2012 • Federal Way 9/11 memorial: South King Fire and Rescue’s station 64 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning for a 9/11 memorial in Federal Way. The station, 3700 S. 320th St., will be the site of the memorial, which will honor nearly 3,000 victims who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The memorial will feature a steel beam from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, along with names of all the victims. The South King Firefighters Foundation is collecting donations and arranging in-kind contributions. The project is expected to cost about $25,000. The goal is to finish the project by Sept. 11, 2013. • Garbage transfer station: The King County Solid Waste Division (KCSWD) was looking for new sites to build a garbage transfer station. The county wants to replace the garbage and recycling transfer station at Algona. Federal Way residents and leaders
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October 2012 • We Day announcement: Canadian activist Craig Kielberger returned to Federal Way High School on Oct. 2 to lead the announcement of the first We
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Jan. 3, 2012 — MLS SOCCER: Federal Way’s Kelyn Rowe selected third by the New England Revolution
Kelyn Rowe traveled across the country to begin his professional soccer career. The New England Revolution took the Federal Way High School graduate with the third overall pick in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft at the Kansas City Convention Center. Rowe recently completed his sophomore season at UCLA and became the fourth Bruin player to be named Pac-12 Player of the Year after leading the conference in assists with 10. Rowe also tallied six goals and led UCLA to the semifinals of the NCAA College Cup. Rowe ended his rookie season with 30 appearances for the Revolution and three goals.
Jan. 9 — Federal Way coach/teacher Jean Licari dies from cancer
Federal Way High School lost one of its most beloved teachers and coaches after Jean Licari succumbed to cancer. She spent her entire 21-year teaching career at Federal Way. Licari taught math and also coached the Eagles cross country and track teams during her tenure, with her athletes winning multiple state championships. The 45-year-old Jean Licari mother of two hailed from Potlatch, Idaho. “I think that when people think about outstanding staff members that have made a difference in kids’ lives, Jean would be on that poster at Federal Way High School,” said principal Lisa Griebel. “She is what the staff wanted to be like. She impacted a lot of lives. She taught math to 150-plus kids a year for over 20 years.” Licari died from a rare form of cancer
Thomas Jefferson’s K.W. Williams won the 195-pound wrestling state championship in February after finishing second the year before. Williams is now playing defensive back for the Idaho State football team. casey olson, The Mirror called LMS, or Leiomyosarcoma. It is a malignant cancer of smooth muscle. LMS can be very unpredictable and can remain dormant for long periods of time. It is a resistant cancer, meaning generally not very responsive to chemotherapy or radiation. Licari is survived by her husband, Pat, and two daughters, Katelin and Madison.
Feb. 17 — TJ’s Williams claims 195-pound state wrestling championship
The championship round wasn’t the best for the Federal Way school district wrestlers at the Mat Classic state wrestling championships. That was before Jefferson senior K.W. Williams stepped onto the mat inside an electric Tacoma Dome after two wrestlers from Todd Beamer and two from Decatur had all lost in their respective title matches. Williams was looking to avenge his only loss of the season to Curtis senior Kadyn Del Toro in the 195-pound championship. But that wasn’t the only thing running through Williams’ head Saturday night. He was also hoping to avenge a loss in the same state championship match a season ago at the 2011 Mat Classic. It was a feeling Williams didn’t want to experience two years in a row. “I didn’t want to go out the same way,” Williams said. And he wouldn’t. Williams hoisted the Class 4A
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Speedskating: Celski cruises to overall national championship with 3 golds of 2008 and got to skate at the (site) that was going to be the Olympics. So it was really cool just to see that, J.R. Celski’s record-setting 2012 experience that and know what season continued last weekend. The you’re going to get yourself into.” Federal Way native added an overall Celski has already had an imprestitle at the United States Senior sive 2012 season on the short track Short Track Speedskating National circuit. In October, he won a gold Championships in Salt medal at a World Cup race Lake City. in Calgary, setting a world Of the four events held in record in the 500 meters. Utah, Celski walked away Celski became the first-ever with gold medals in three skater to finish the 500 in of them. He won the 500, less than 40 seconds. He also 1,500 and 3,000 meters and won a silver and bronze at finished up in fifth place World Cup races in Canada. J.R. Celski in the 1,000 to lock up the Celski did suffer a connational championship. cussion two weeks ago at a The first-place finish World Cup event in Japan after he earns Celski a spot on the U.S. fell in a semifinal race in the 1,500. team at the final two World Cup He slid into the boards, where his stops in Sochi, Russia, and Dresknee hit him in the eye. den, Germany. Celski will also be “I never really dealt with a head America’s top seed at the Short injury before and from what the Track World Championships in doctors said, the only thing to really Hungary in March. Sochi is where cure a concussion was rest. I trained the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and rested. Those were the only will be held. things I focused on. I was really “It’s always good to go and test relieved to be able to skate,” said the waters,” Celski told ESPN.com. Celski. “We went to Vancouver at the end By CASEY OLSON
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Feb. 27 — UFC: Henderson wins lightweight championship over Frankie Edgar
Benson Henderson wasn’t lacking for confidence heading into his UFC lightweight championship fight against Frankie Edgar. As it turned out, Henderson’s swagger wasn’t just false bravado. The 2001 Decatur High School graduate beat up Edgar Saturday in the main event of UFC 144 at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan. An Benson Henderson ecstatic Henderson won a unanimous decision to become the UFC lightweight champion. “This is what I’ve envisioned and to have it actually happen is pretty surreal,” Henderson said. “The biggest thing I envisioned was (UFC
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March 28 — Beamer wins seventh state dance title in Yakima
The Todd Beamer High School Dance Team won first place in the 4A Division State Dance/Drill Championships inside the Yakima SunDome. The Titans won the hip-hop division at the championships. It’s the school’s seventh hip-hop title in its nine-year history. “The team puts 100 percent effort into every practice and performance,” said dance coach Valicia Valiani. “They know if they don’t approach [ more sports year page 15 ]
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April 9 — Decatur dance team wins prestigious national championship
with a personal-best time of 44.79 in the final Saturday to outdistance Chiawana’s Sadie Sparks, who ran a 44.88. Sparks, a senior, entered the final with the best qualifying time. The Federal Way High School boys continued their recent success in the relay races with another state championship in the 4x400 relay Saturday. The Eagles team of Ezekiel McNeal, Jeremiah McNeal, Aaron Persinger and Tremaine Rambo easily outdistanced second-place Skyline in a time of 3:19.08. It was Federal Way’s second state title in the 4x400 relay in the last three years. The Eagles set an all-time Washington state record to win the championship in 2010. Federal Way finished fourth in the 4x400 last season.
The trophy case keeps getting bigger for the May 28 — STATE TENNIS: Decatur High School dance Stewart caps perfect team. The Gators’ collecseason with 4A singles tion of trophies grew again championship when Decatur brought The season was a perfect home a prestigious USA one for Federal Way High championship from the 2012 Dance/Drill Nationals, School’s Mitch Stewart. The sophomore capped which were held at the Anaheim Convention Center in his 2012 high school tennis year by capturing the Class California. 4A state championship at The Gators won the Columbia Basin their national title Racquet Club in the in the open diviTri-Cities. sion prop category The four wins and also finished during the state in second place in tournament comthe open medium pleted Stewart’s military category. season with a perThe team inMitch Stewart fect 25-0 record. He cluded Jenny Ko secured the singles (captain), Onesha championship with a fairly Brown, Brianna Brooks, easy 6-2, 6-3 victory over Kylie Seo, Yuki Sot, Shani Skyview’s Kent Andreasen Wrenn, Courtney Poehler, in the final. Mikaela Smith, Yenna After winning the state Chang, Kymberlee Preston, title, Stewart went on to win Autum Hopkins, Mariah the United States Tennis Luce, Amanda Lyons, DaAssociation (USTA) Boys brenika DuBois, Kendyle 16s National Clay Court Dayley, Morgan Arment, Championship in Florida Ana Garcia and Lincoln Pothan. Starr, who has been and finished 1-1 at the U.S. Open Junior Boys’ Tourat Decatur for the past 10 nament in New York City years, is assisted by Sydnee during the summer. Williams.
May 28 — STATE TRACK: Vongsaveng, Federal Way boys 4x400 relay team win state titles
Federal Way High School freshman Mariyah Vongsaveng didn’t let the big stage of the Class 4A State Track and Field Championships scare her one bit. In fact, Vongsaveng ran the best race of her short Eagle career under the most pressure. The ninth-grader won the 4A girls state title in the 300-meter hurdles at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Vongsaveng, who was also a member of the state-placing Federal Way basketball team, finished
two laps to go and just tried to stay on my feet for the rest of the race,” Celski said about the 500-meter final. “I still can’t believe it but I think it will sink in (during) the next couple of days.” Celski finished the year by winning the U.S. Senior Short Track National Championship on Dec. 22 in Utah.
Nov. 11 — STATE SWIMMING: Ramey snares a pair of championships
The Federal Way National 9-10 All Star baseball team swept the District 10 and Washington State championships during the summer. The team beat Salmon Creek LL in the state title game. file photo David Boudia, Kelci Bryant, Abby Johnston, Cassidy Krug, Christina Loukas, and Nick McCrory.
July 24 — Federal Way National 9-10 all stars win state championship
The Federal Way National Little League 9- and 10-year-old baseball team is the best in Washington. National ended its impressive run with a 7-1 win over Salmon Creek Little League to win the 2012 Washington State Tournament at Auburn’s GSA Park. The state title for Federal Way comes after the team won the District 10 championship. It was also the second-straight trip to state for National, who finished as the runner-up last season. “This was a great run and championship for this team, our league, these kids and their families, and the community,” said head coach John Sugg. “They’ve worked really hard over the past couple of years since they were little guys to get a chance to do something like this. It’s pretty special stuff
nior Pan-American Games. that they will always have In Cancun, Hicks won as a childhood memory, the a gold medal in the boys friendships and memories 14-15-year-old these guys have are category in the kata the best part of it.” (forms) division This year’s Fedand brought home eral Way National a silver medal in team included the kumite (fightElijah Bakam, Cole ing) division. The Bakker, Carter second-place finish Berry, Nate Clow, Kiel Hicks came after Hicks Connor Ellingson, lost a tie-breaking Abiel Gonzales, vote to the defending junior Judah Graham, Colin world champion, who hapHeffernan, Tyler Hoeft, Spencer Sugg, Adam Taylor pened to hail from Mexico. and Zachary Yoon. Sugg was assisted on Oct. 22 — SPEEDSKATING: the coaching staff by Steve Celski sets world Pearson, Bryan Bakker, record in the 500 meters Harvey Markey and Bob Federal Way’s J.R. CelBeck. ski can now add the title world-record holder to his Sept. 13 — KARATE: Hicks impressive list of accomwins gold at Junior Pan plishments. The 22-year-old American Games short track speedskater set Kiel Hicks has gotten his world record in the final pretty used to standing on a of the 500-meter race at the podium and having a medal Samsung ISU Short Track placed around his neck. World Cup in Calgary, The Thomas Jefferson Alberta. High School sophomore Celski won the race in a returned from Cancun, time of 39.937 seconds to Mexico, with two more become the first-ever skater medals to add to his collecto finish the 500 in under tion. Hicks was in Mexico 40 seconds. competing at the 2012 Ju“I set up my pass with
Federal Way High School junior Kenna Ramey has spent a lot of time inside the water at the King County Aquatic Center. Ramey used that homefield advantage to win a pair of individual state titles at the Class 4A Girls Swimming and Diving Championships. Ramey, who does her club swimming with King Aquatic out of the Aquatic Center, repeated her state championship swim in the 50-yard freestyle and also won the 100-yard butterfly gold medal. Both winning times were personal bests, which is the goal of any swimmer. Ramey entered the Class 4A meet as the top seed in the 50 free and didn’t disappoint during the final. Ramey swam a blazing 23.44 to easily outdistance Wenatchee’s Hannah Bruggman (23.68). Ramey’s time was good enough to earn automatic All-American honors. Ramey also went wire-towire in the 100 fly final. She held the top qualifying time after Friday’s preliminaries and finished first in a time of 56.00. The swim was good enough to earn AllAmerican consideration. Cascade’s Kalena Laurent finished second in the fly with a 56.56.
Jun. 21 — Olympic Diving Trials: Olympic Dream makes its way through Federal Way
The Olympic Dream is a powerful thing and it made its way through Federal Way. In total, 11 American men and women punched their tickets to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London after qualifying during the eight-day run of the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials inside Federal Way’s Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. The U.S. dive team includesd Katie Bell, Brittany Viola, Chris Colwill, Troy Dumais, Kristian Ipsen,
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duct with a minor. • Federal Way shoulders higher cost for regional jail: The SCORE jail facility is not meeting the projected use, and as a result, Federal Way is apparently paying a bigger chunk of the bill than expected. According to the city’s numbers, the costs for the SCORE facility for the next two years will be $3.77 million in 2013, which includes a one-time cost of $1.53 million. In 2014, the facility will cost the city $3.75 million, with a one-time cost of $1.4 million associated with that year. This unexpected increase in costs means Federal Way is shouldering almost 25 percent of the total load for the facility, according to the city’s projections. • Wildlife agents hunt beavers to stop floods: State wildlife agents hunted and trapped four beavers in Federal Way over concerns of flooding on South 373rd Street. The rising water levels in the Hylebos Creek, as caused by beaver dams, pose a threat to the road’s infrastructure and the safety of drivers.
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Federal Way City Councilmembers Linda Kochmar and Roger Freeman were elected to the state House of Representatives, leaving two vacancies to appoint. The Federal Way High School construction levy passed. The levy will also help fund improvements to the district’s security camera system and playground equipment at 19 elementary schools. Construction is expected to begin in 2014, and should last about three years. In hot statewide elections, voters approved ballot measures to legalize marijuana for recreational use and to legalize samesex marriage. Jay Inslee defeated Rob McKenna in the race for governor. • Light rail and transit: Sound Transit held an open house at Truman High School as the first step in the process of determining alternative solutions for increasing transit capacity for Federal Way and South King County. Sound Transit will be looking at light rail alignment (along Highway 99 vs. along I-5), mode of transportation, stations and locations, among other things. At the city council’s Nov. 20 meeting, officials talked about the current process Sound Transit is
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December 2012 • Comedian’s meltdown: As part of a wild weekend in the region that ended with his arrest, comedian Katt Williams spent hundreds of dollars at the Federal Way Farmers Market. The eccentric comedian, rapper and actor also raised a ruckus at two Federal Way hotels. • Boys and Girls Club: The Federal Way/Auburn Boys and Girls Club hosted an appreciation gathering Dec. 6 for executive director Shelley Puariea, who is transferring to the Ballard branch. She is swapping positions with Mark Hendricks, the new director for the Federal Way/Auburn branch. • School of Distinction award: Federal Way Public Schools’ Technology Access Foundation Academy (TAF) and Woodmont Elementary each received a 2012 School of Distinction award by the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CCE). Woodmont operates as a K-8 school and was recognized for its work in improving student achievement scores in grades 6-8. TAF was also recognized for increasing student
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