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TRANSPORTATION | Meetings begin to consider express toll lanes on I-406, SR 167 [2]

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Community | Tea ceremony at Bellevue Arts Museum shows people how to slow down [3]

Downtown livability gets push from council Bellevue wants to make downtown more livable. To help do that, the City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 22 added members from several boards and commissions, as well as other community representatives, to an advisory board that will seek to give Bellevue’s skyline more personality and help make the city’s fastest growing residential neighborhood more pedestrianfriendly. The council decided the group guiding the Downtown Livability

initiative will include two members of the Planning Commission and one member each from the Parks & Community Services Board and the Transportation, Human Services and Environmental Services commissions. It also will include an architect and business and neighborhood representatives. Ultimately, the advisory group’s work will be handed off to the Planning Commission and City Council for the code adoption process. The effort began last July when the council launched the Down-

town Livability initiative to make downtown “more viable, livable and memorable.” In an extensive update of the downtown land use code adopted in 1981, the city wants to change zoning regulations and design guidelines to ensure that the downtown area serves the needs of residents and businesses. The council allocated $385,000 for consultants to study the city’s code and suggest changes. The initiative wants to focus on such things as:


■ Refining incentives for downtown developers to add public amenities such as public open space and memorable gathering places; ■ Promoting a distinctive and memorable skyline that sets Bellevue’s downtown apart from other cities; ■ Creating a great visitor experience and a more vital tourism sector; ■ Encouraging green, energyefficient and sustainable buildings; and

■ Improving the overall quality of the pedestrian experience downtown. Adoption of code changes and design guidelines related to the Downtown Livability initiative is expected in 2014. Residents and businesses weighed in on what the project should address at a “scoping” meeting and open house in November. Outreach for the project will continue with more open houses and other kinds of meetings in the future.

Second meeting set on amending code for light rail The Bellevue City Council on Tuesday scheduled a second public hearing Feb. 11 to take comments on amending the city’s land use code related to the East Link light rail project. The proposed amendments will be part of a comprehensive new section, or land use code “overlay,” that would create permitting processes, development standards and design standards for reviewing East Link plans. The changes are intended to fill in gaps in the current land use code, which did not anticipate a light rail line. Since its first public hearing last October, the council has studied different aspects of the proposed land use code amendments at six of its last nine meetings. The council also is tentatively scheduled to consider the changes at meetings on Jan. 28 and Feb.

4, and aims to complete the work on the overlay by the end of February. Also on Tuesday the council discussed how a citizen advisory committee, or CAC, could be involved in the light rail permit review process. Such an approach was envisioned in a 2008 Light Rail Best Practices report, and similar public outreach efforts have been used by Seattle and Portland, Ore., when light rail plans were reviewed in those cities. Bellevue has been working with Sound Transit on cost savings options for the $2.8 billion East Link project, which will run from Seattle, through Bellevue, to the Overlake Transit Center in Redmond. Construction is expected to start in 2015 and service is scheduled to begin in 2023.

Meeting to talk about Spring District A thick layer of fog blanketed Bellevue throughout on Jan. 17, leaving highway visibility low and drivers around the Eastside cautious of traffic and pedestrians. From the Eastgate overpass near Bellevue College, freeway signage was barely visible and bus patrons were careful to avoid oncoming cars impacted by the low visibility. The fog finally gave way to rain this week. JOSH SUMAN, Bellevue Reporter

A public meeting Feb. 7 at Bellevue City Hall will offer people a chance to discuss projects planned by Wright Runstad in its Spring District. The company plans to start construction this summer. Among the development portfolio are two office towers, 11 stories and 9 stories


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meeting was Thursday in Bellevue, after The Reporter’s deadline. “This group has played a valuable advisory role since 1999 on our work to improve I-405 safety and mobility,” said Washington Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond in a news release prior to the meeting. “Together, we will improve traffic flow by using express toll lanes in a manner that fits with the needs of the communities along this corridor.” The group also will advise the Washington State De-

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partment of Transportation and Legislature on carpool exemptions, hours of operation, project timing, and funding for express toll lanes along the full 40-mile I-405/ SR 167 corridor. A funding and phasing plan will be delivered to the governor and Legislature by June 2013. The Eastside Corridor is the only north-south freeway alternative to I-5 in the Puget Sound region. It is made up of sections of Snohomish, King and Pierce counties, stretching down I-405 and SR 167 to SR 512. WSDOT has looked at a range of options for transportation improvement

to address the projected increase in population and employment along this corridor. State officials say express toll lanes give solo drivers the option to use carpool lanes by paying an electronic toll. Similar to SR 167, the express toll lanes on I-405 will operate as an expressway within a freeway while allowing toll-free trips for transit and vanpools. The first phase of I-405 express toll lanes between Bellevue and Lynnwood is under construction and will open to traffic in 2015. The I-405/SR 167 Corridor vision includes new

highway lanes, improved interchanges, express toll lanes, expanded transit service including bus rapid transit (BRT) and expanded vanpool programs. State officials say the benefits of express toll lanes are: ■ Operate efficiently, moving more people and offering a more reliable trip. ■ Manage demand to improve speed and reliability. ■ Strategically add capacity to increase throughout. ■ Reduce congestion, improving mobility for transit, freight, and drivers in all lanes. ■ Generate revenue by charging a user fee for noncarpool vehicles to use the express toll lanes. Revenue could help fund future corridor improvements, such as on I-405 from Renton to Bellevue and at the SR 167/I-405 interchange. In all, the toll lane advisory group will hold four working meetings in the first half of 2013. Information about future meetings and meeting minutes and materials will be available at

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Ceremony at Bellevue Arts Museum shows people how to slow down BY CELINA KAREIVA BELLEVUE REPORTER

First, boiling water is poured into a bowl – the rim and interior cleaned with a silk cloth. Next, water and matcha is whisked until a thin green froth forms. Guests are seated and presented with a sweet appetizer, followed by a bowl of the handmade tea. Like a choreographed dance, each sequence of events is savored singularly. “[Japanese tea ceremonies], on one level, are all about making a really beautiful moment,” said Timothy Olson co-director of the East-West Chanoyu Center (EWCC). “We realize life passes quickly and this is your chance to capture it.” On Saturday Jan. 19, the Bellevue Art Museum hosted a tea ceremony

presented by the center. The Japanese tradition involves the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, or powdered green tea. Dually practical and spiritual, the performance has many deviations, though it usually marks a celebration or the welcoming of a guest. “There’s a practical level,” said Olson, “and there’s a kind of spiritual communication [behind] all of these activities.” In stations scattered throughout the foyer, guests could experience how the centuries-old tradition had evolved through the years. Volunteers dressed crisply in kimonos floated between crowds to answer questions and offer cups of the green jade. “For me, it’s a chance to step back not into an ancient Japanese world, but into a world that has a different

In stations scattered throughout the museum’s foyer, guests could experience how the centuries-old tradition had evolved through the years. CELINA KAREIVA, Bellevue Reporter

attitude to the passing of time,” said John Dillon, one of dozens who gave up his Saturday to share in the elegant beauty of the tea house. “It’s a spiritual discipline that can’t be overrated in today’s society.” Dillon, a student and member of the EWCC, said he became mesmerized with the art form 20 years ago when a similar demonstration piqued his interest. BAM first got the idea for Satur-

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day’s interactive experience when Yuri Kinoshita, the artist behind the museum’s eight-foot woven tea house, installed earlier this year, proposed bringing the display to life for guests. The linen, cube-like structure was trimmed with lights and in 15-minute increments women performed the tea ceremony for an audience of museum visitors. “We wanted very small spaces so there could be a real exchange of

heart,” said Mitchell, co-director of EWCC and a guest lecturer of art history at UW, who lived in Kyoto for seven years. “You’re able to fully focus your attention on the here and the now. And that’s one of the things that makes the tea gathering such a precious event.” Though there are different schools of the art form, the slowing down of time is an element emphasized throughout. Olson says that may be why so many guests attended Saturday’s event, and why many Westerners glom onto the tradition. Stepping into the exhibit, visitors are immediately greeted by a certain serenity. “The tea environment is designed to be as unlike daily life as possible. You really have the sense that you’re gazing into a special world,” said Olson. Mitchell and Olson have also hosted tea ceremonies at Bellevue Botanical Gardens and the Seattle Art Museum. Contemporary tea ceremonies can mark a spectrum of occasions, from the first signs of color in autumn, to a birthday or memorial. Kinoshita’s display will remain at the Bellevue Art Museum through early February. Olson said that even if visitors don’t latch onto the tradition, he hopes experiences like this one will expose them to an alternative pace and way of living life. “There’s nothing in our culture that compares,” said Olson of the ceremony’s quiet elegance. “You’re really shutting [out] the outside…to enjoy a moment of beauty.”

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Let’s hold off on armageddon


ome in our state are having an OMG moment because Sens. Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon — both DEMOCRATS — have sided with Republicans to take control of the state Senate. Apparently, armageddon is just around the corner. Interesting those same people weren’t howling when Tom, as a Republican state senator from the Eastside, actually changed parties in 2006 and became a Democrat. Apparently outrage is a one-way street. Tom also is being blasted because people in his 48th Legislative District support Democrats. Yes, they do – but we think voters around here are more likely to vote for the person rather than the party. That’s one reason why our Top Two Primary was supported by a majority of voters. People know that a “D” or “R” after your name on the ballot doesn’t necessarily make you best for the job. What’s also amazing is that this doom-and-gloom is being raised before the Senate, with Tom in control, even before any bills have passed. Apparently he is guilty until proven innocent. Funny that we don’t hear this same cry when both Democrats and Republicans come together in a bi-partisan manner to pass legislation. Count us incurable optimists, but we think the state will survive – and perhaps improve – with the Senate having both Democrats and Republicans in charge. Laws passed after both parties and both houses have had a chance to be heard usually are superior to what we get when one side is running the railroad.

What’s in a name So, the Sacramento Kings are coming to Seattle. That means the return of the Sonics, right? Maybe not. Given that Microsoft’s Steve Balmer is one of the principal investors, will the name of the new team be the Seattle Surface? – Craig Groshart, Bellevue Reporter



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ike most Seahawks fans, the divisional playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons was a painful shot to the gut. Making the greatest comeback in NFL playoff history, only to lose it in the final 31 seconds, hurt bad enough. Add in the reality as a Seattle sports fan all I have to look forward to over the next nine months is the Mariners and, well, pass the Zoloft and a frappuccino now. There couldn’t be a larger contrast between Seattle’s two largest sports organizations. The innovative Seahawks appear to be headed for years of success using a youthful roster, the Mariners continue to trade for 30-something, washed-up “sluggers.” The biggest frustration with the Mariners’ 11-year playoff drought is quite Kevin Endejan simple — ownership obviously doesn’t care about winning. Getting people in the gates with silly bobblehead promotions, computerized hydroplane races and garlic fries is certainly a priority. But the reality is, they haven’t put a successful product on the field since 2001. Look no further than the offseason installment of an 11,425-square foot scoreboard at Safeco Field — the largest in Major League Baseball and second in pro sports only to the monstrosity at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. With a cost of roughly $15 million, I’m pretty certain the money

could have gone towards a player or two. Quite frankly, if there isn’t a winner on that ginormous screen, I don’t want to watch it. Stunts like this are largely why a couple of years ago, I made a pledge. I will not buy a Mariners’ ticket, even a cheap bleacher seat, until the organization vows its allegiance to the fans and puts a winner on the field. This is hard because I am a baseball fan. I love going to the games, and still won’t pass up an opportunity if a free ticket is offered up. But I can’t justify dishing out my hard-earned cash for a ticket or overpriced concessions when there’s an obvious lack of effort from Mariners’ owners and executives. You figure with Nintendo backing the team, financial options would be limitless — that they could dish out the dough with the likes of the New York Yankees and the Steinbrenners. That’s never been the case. Add in the organization’s public disdain for a new NBA/ NHL arena, a potential (and now likely) competitor in the SoDo District, and it’s that much more disappointing. With recent dips in attendance, I’m pretty certain I’m not the only one who sees through the Mariners’ smokescreens and gimmicks used to draw in crowds. Unfortunately, the majority of Mariners’ fans continue to be enablers. Keep pushing through the turnstiles and they’ll keep pumping out the same mediocre product.

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Time to take stand on gun violence I certainly appreciate the excellent Jan. 18 editorial on gun violence. Kudos – it was well done. We can all be hopeful that Bellevue leaders and City Council can get on board to protect our children and general public from crazies with deadly weapons. Mayors across the nation have joined together to take a stand against gun violence in our schools. But the NRA has acted irresponsibly and made many pathetic attacks on leaders who propose further action. All NRA members, gun-store owners in downtown Bellevue and people who are responsible, safety-minded gun owners should step up and make their voices heard against such reprehensible behaviors. Otherwise, we look like uncaring fools in the eyes of all nations. NRA leadership is deadwrong on this issue. In the entire world, 85 percent of all children killed by firearms are in the United States. It’s long overdue for all citizens to take a stand. Keep up the dialogue in the Bellevue Reporter. Maybe Bellevue’s leaders will also step up to impending gun disaster’s in our city like the recent shooting-murder at Bellevue Square over the Christmas’ holidays.

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Road tax just causes more problems I see another bureaucratic nightmare coming with the state looking into levying a road tax by mile. Unless the oil companies see a way to rake in more profits, eliminating the gas tax will lower the price of gas and will increase consumption because gas is cheaper. That’s the reverse of what is needed to reduce consumption. There are many problems. Do I get credit for my out-ofstate miles? Who will check my odometer each year? Is my tax per mile for a 3,000-pound vehicle going to be the same as the little 900 pound SMART car and the 20,000 pound truck? How will they charge for mileage on interstate trucks? You get the picture. The gas tax is fairly applied now based upon the gas you buy. We should solve that problem instead of creating another bureaucracy costing more than it will take in with a new revenue system for the roads. For electric vehicles, add a fee to the license tags based upon vehicle weight. Olympia – can you hear us: Instead of creating five problems to solve one, keep it simple.

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Maximize opportunities from Eastside rail corridor After a decade of work, King County and our regional partners have an unprecedented opportunity to provide transportation and recreational connections to our East and South King County communities. Stretching from Renton to Woodinville, in an area already confined geographically between water and mountains, the 42-mile Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) is a priceless public passageway. Now that its final acquisition has been completed, we must ensure that the region succeeds in maximizing its Jane Hague value and usage for the benefit of all King County residents. Acquisition of the corridor means the possibility of creating a north-south public transportation corridor and turning a patchwork of dozens of small trails into a regional system. Imagine riding light rail or a commuter train down this corridor and completely avoiding the snarling I-405 traffic. Imagine a future where you can not only bicycle east from the Burke-Gilman Larry Phillips trail through serene farmlands and wine country, but continue north to the lovely Snohomish County trails or go south through the key economic centers and charming suburbs. Acquisition of this corridor represents incredible partnerships between both public entities and public and private stakeholders. At King County, we have determined that a regional planning process will be critical for properly coordinating plans between the public and private entities that have a legal stake in the county’s portion of this corri-

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Lake Washington Singers share joy of music for 60 years BY RAECHEL DAWSON REPORTER NEWSPAPERS

The women of the Lake Washington Singers have graced the Eastside with song for 60 years and they’re far from finished. In fact, they’re open to expansion. During January, the choral group will open up auditioning for their annual spring concert in May. But this choir is not quite as stringent as some others. “We’re asking for gals who like to sing, who have a good ear and can blend with the choir and are willing to participate,” said Karen Anderson, the Lake Washington Singers president since 2001. “It is a fun group.” The Lake Washington Singers nonprofit was founded in 1952 by members of the Eastside Chapter of the American Association of University Women. And their mission is simple: To share the joy of singing with the community. The group of 30 to 40 members fluctuates throughout time, but the organization’s unique “non-auditioning” concept allows women to join without being required to know how to read music. Although Anderson notes about 75 percent of the group is musically experienced, the group’s open policy has encouraged a diverse group of women, which include those with mental disabilities or blindness to stay-at-home mothers or retirees. Singers are as young as their early 20s to as old as their 80s. But Redmond resident Diane Underwood, who has been with the group since 1983, says the non-profit’s main purpose is to raise money for their annual schol-

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The Lake Washington Singers perform two annual spring and winter concerts. This year’s spring concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on May 18 at the Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church. Mitch Boss photo arship recipient. “We really get a lot of applicants,” said Underwood. “Many (who win) keep in touch with us, it’s really good.” Anderson adds that several of the winners have gone “quite a distance” with their vocal career. Applicants submit an audio clip of them singing with their application and then the Lake Washington Singers narrow down the pick to the top three. After a vote, the winner receives $500 toward vocal training and the runner-





ups are awarded $250 each. Additionally, the winner is invited to solo the group’s spring concert scheduled for May 18 at the Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church. The singers often have an opportunity to travel with the choir – the group has been to Barcelona, Spain and the British Isles among other places. And they hope to perform “Around the World in Song” at the Montana International Festival this July. But joining the chorus entails more than traveling, singing and fund raising. The ladies attest that their close-knit choir will offer camaraderie. “When I first joined (in 2007), it lifted my spirits,” said Sandra Saenz, a member and Kirkland resident. “It gave me something to look forward to and I felt like I

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Last December, Patrick Bannon was tabbed president of the BDA. After seven years with the 250-member nonprofit, Bannon hopes to continue promoting the vitality and growth of the city. Recently, the Reporter sat down with him to discuss current projects in the downtown corridor, this year’s legislative session and the lesson everyone can learn from recent tragedies in the headlines. Patrick Bannon

Reporter: How has Bellevue changed through

the years? Bannon: For one, the workforce has grown and diversified significantly over the last 10 years, from 30,000-35,000 up to about 45,000. The latest Census also tells the story of a change in age, from a median age of 57 in 2000, to 34 in 2010. You have to keep in mind that Bellevue is a very young city still. What we see today, is a vision fulfilled in a short amount of time. Reporter: Are there issues you’ll be watching for this legislative session? Bannon: One big priority is transportation. We work very

hard to ensure downtown has the infrastructure needed to support both the current base of jobs and residents, but also to pave the way for the future. This session we’ll be joining with other organizations and elected officials to encourage continued funding for needed improvements, like those in the I-405 Master Plan. Reporter: What development projects and initiatives are expected for downtown this year? Bannon: We’re seeing the economy rebound, and not just downtown, but regionwide. From all indications we’ll soon see another wave of new development. One marker is the office vacancy rate [of seven percent] in downtown Bellevue. I would say over the next year or two, you’re going to see strong market demand for office, retail and housing. Downtown is well positioned for it as evidenced by the eBay lease, Expedia’s expansion and the Rockefeller/SRO announcement. Reporter: There’s been talk of the need to diversify the city’s skyline. How do we achieve that? Bannon: We’ve supported what the city is currently looking to do, to update the downtown land use code as part of an overall livability initiative. Much of the code is over 30 years old, so there are elements like

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Williams joins COUNTRY Timothy W. Williams of Newcastle has been named a financial representative for COUNTRY Financial. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Saint Martin’s University, Lacey, Wash., in 1996. He sits on the board of directors for Verity Credit Union and is a member of the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce. He serves clients from his office at 137 Park Lane, Kirkland, 425-818-0102.

Clark Nuber adds nine Clark Nuber, a Bellevue-based CPA and consulting firm, adds nine people to the firm. They are: Amanda Brault, Tax Associate; Agatha Dodek, Audit Associate; Eleanora Kenna, Tax Associate; Michelle Larson, Accounting Services Associate; Lisa McCreedy, Tax Associate; Elaine Nguyen, Audit Associate; Joe Purvis, Audit Intern; Brittani Reiterman, Audit Intern; and Maria Szobi, Seasonal Tax Associate.

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Cactus to open restaurant at Bel Square Locally owned Cactus Restaurant will open in Bellevue Square in the space previously occupied by Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill, which will close Jan. 31, 2013. Cactus is expected to open in June. Since opening their first restaurant in Madison Park in 1990, the brother team of Bret and Marc Chatalas has grown to serve Southwestern and Mexican cuisines in restaurants in Kirkland, South Lake Union and Alki Beach. The restaurant also is known for opening Seattle’s first tapas bar. Born and raised in Bellevue, the family was eager to bring their successful restaurant home. “We love what Bellevue has become and we were excited with the prospect of being part of the ongoing transforma-

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iger came strolling in the door on Wednesday, acting like he owned the joint. Tiger was the pet cat of my wife’s 95 year-old dad, Bert – until Tiger suddenly became our pet cat when Bert passed away. Only problem was, Tiger didn’t want to be our pet cat, nor the pet cat of anyone else – and within moments of being brought to our house, he disappeared into the woods – apparently deciding he’d rather be the pet cat of Bigfoot. We would spot him (Tiger, not Bigfoot) occasionally hiding in a drainpipe Pat Cashman or sitting on a tree stump – and that was his life for nearly two years – until he finally came walking into our house two days ago, without announcement or explanation. Now, he seems to be here to stay. That’s a cat for you. The remarkable mystery of cats seems to confound everyone, including scientists. Last week, a story in the New York Times detailed how experts were baffled about a cat named Holly, who managed after two months and around 200 miles, to return to her hometown in Florida. These stories aren’t unique – just amazing. When he was fourteen years old, my brother Mike couldn’t find his way home from our next-door neighbor’s house. So the idea that an animal like a dog or cat can manage hundreds of miles – without a map or GPS – is stunning. Years ago, a pet cat of ours named “Big Puffy” (so named because he was big and puffy), jumped out of a window during a visit to a veterinarian. The vet’s place was several miles from our house, so we sadly figured B.P. was gone forever. But a few weeks later, Big Puffy came walking into our

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Read Dating: A chance for love? Bellevue Library event offers a chance at different social scene


or years my friends and I lived vicariously through our single friend, Tina, who had more dating disasters than anyone. The pinnacle of her dating disasters was the time her boss set her up with another company employee from the IT department. His idea of a romantic dinner consisted of fish sticks, macaroni and cheese (from a box) and cut up apples for dessert. It will come as no surprise they had nothing to talk about. Who wouldn’t have faked a headache? Darcy Brixey There are plenty of ways to connect with someone, but if you are 21 years and older and passionate about reading, you may wish to attend the Read Dating event, hosted by the Bellevue

Conference to discuss youth, mental health A conference on Youth in Crisis, that will highlight mental health issues facing local communities and the nation, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Northshore Baptist Church, 10301 NE 145th St., Kirkland. Sponsored by NAMI, the conference’s goals are to educate families, mental health providers and educators and help them identify the early warning signs of mental illness, especially as it relates to lethal violence and suicide in youth. The conference will start with a keynote speech presented by Dan Reidenberg, director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education). Reidenberg also serves as Managing Director of the National Council for Suicide Prevention and is the US representative to the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Several workshops will include panelists who will present and interact with the conference attendees. The conference is free however, space is limited and registration will be on a first come/first served basis. Preregistration is recommended by calling 425-885-6264. More information is available by visiting the NAMI web site: Library and Diane Mapes, author of How To Date In a Post Dating World. As a participant, you are encouraged to bring a book you loved, or even a book you hated, and discuss it in three minute individual conversations and mingle times. Amber Slaven, adult services librarian at the Bellevue Library, promises we can expect more events like this in the upcoming year. “The library is excited to get out in the community, meet new people, and be social,” says Slaven. If Fifty Shades of Grey or How To Hook A Hottie is truly your passion, come prepared to talk about it. If you’ve tried countless times to read The Hobbit, but can’t wrap your head around it, feel free to share that with someone. There are plenty of single readers out there. Why not meet them? Tina eventually found her special someone. They’ve been married for several years and are happily expecting their second little reader. You may not find that special someone this time around but you will at least come away with a new list of books. And nobody will have to eat fish sticks. The event will be held Wednesday, February 6, 7-8:30 p.m. at Black Bottle Postern, 919 Bellevue Way NE. Please register for this event on the events page at kcls. org or by calling the Bellevue Library at 425-450-1765. Darcy Brixey is the teen services librarian at the Bellevue Library. She’d like to tell you she loves to read, but it’s an expectation of the job.

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to start a chain reaction.” The keystone habit for weight loss is keeping a food journal. National Institute of Health researchers tested this out with a group of 1,600 obese people, whom they instructed to write down, just one day a week, what they ate. In time, without any urging, the study’s subjects started recording this information more often, and keeping track eventually became a habit. From there, some started using their journals to plan meals, identify patterns in their eating and make other lifestyle changes, demonstrating that “keystone habits start a process that over time, transforms everything.” (Anyone who’s ever joined Weight Watchers knows how effective recording food intake can be.) You may be in the 55 percent of the population, who like me, didn’t make a resolution this year. Instead, I gave myself permission to go forward as always, doing what I feel passionate about and ignoring everything else. However, I confess that after reading about keystone habits, I decided to give food journaling a try. I’ve discovered the best way to handle any potential conflicts as I face the temptation to reach for the Trader Joe’s package is to write “one cookie” in my journal first.


f you’re like most people, now that January is coming to an end, so is your commitment to your New Year’s resolution. I’m referring to the one to lose weight. I’ve heard that most diet resolutions last until Valentine’s Day, probably because on that day the smell of chocolate overpowers all other rational dietary decisions. This shouldn’t surprise any of us. What’s the difference between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1? It’s not as if the change of date marks a significant transition in most of our lives. The areas of our lives that would be nice to change — without exerting too much Ann Oxrieder effort — often land on our lists of resolutions. Since Valentine’s Day has not yet arrived, don’t give up. I have a book to recommend: “The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg. It addresses the stacks of research reports that show what’s most effective in changing the habits of individuals, corporations, non-profits, and sports teams. Duhigg refers to “keystone” habits, which have “the power

Ann Oxrieder has lived in Bellevue for 35 years. She retired after 25 years as an administrator in the Bellevue School District and now blogs about retirement at http://stillalife.

Westminster to hold Lunar New Year event Westminster Chapel will hold its 10th annual Lunar New Year celebration from 3-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the church. Attendance has grown from 300 to approximately 2,000. The celebration is a diverse multicultural event that will feature live music and dance, children’s crafts and activities, food, a variety of demonstrations, a live reptile show, art displays, a ping- pong tournament and

more. The celebration will include a light Asian meal from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Live entertainment with traditional music, dance and more will be from 7-8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors age 60+ and children ages 4-12. Those under age 4 are free. Tickets and more information are available at and clicking on the Events tab.

Heritage Corner A look at Bellevue’s past

October 20, 1918 headline from the Lake Washington Reflector. Eastside Heritage Center

Spanish flu hits Bellevue

On Oct. 1, 1918, a single gold star appeared on the front page of the Lake Washington Reflector. Quartermaster Herl F. Lincoln, the Reflector reported, was returning home from Boston on furlough when he fell victim to “pneumonia.” He was taken from the train directly to Seattle’s Providence Hospital where he died on Sept. 25. It wasn’t until almost three weeks later that the Reflector published the actual name of Lincoln’s killer. On Oct. 20 the headline read “Everybody is Laid Up with the Spanish Influenza.” Bellevue residents took precautions to prevent the spread of the disease: public gatherings were cancelled, residents were encouraged to stay at home, and hundreds of gauze masks were fashioned and distributed by local charities. However, despite these efforts, at least 11 Bellevue residents died of the flu. The flu was responsible for 1,600 deaths in the greater Seattle area, 700,000 in the United States, and 21 million worldwide. Heritage Corner is a feature in the Bellevue Reporter. Material is provided by the Eastside Heritage Center. For more information call 425-450-1049.

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Feb. 10 with participants able to take home a handcrafted bowl after a simple meal of soup and bread. The bowl is to remind people of all the empty bowls in the world. Each bowl is being crafted by a Snoqualmie Valley middle school or high school art student. The event will be in the Mount Si High School commons. Tickets are at Issaquah: Cougar Mountain Zoo general curator Robyn Barfoot left for India Jan. 19 on a three-week trip to promote conservation of the animals and bring that knowledge back to the patrons of the zoo. Barfoot said there is even a huge black market for tiger parts in San Francisco, where they use tiger for everything from aphrodisiacs to body creams. “The only way to save the tiger is to educate people,” Barfoot said. “The zoo’s purpose is to educate the public that tigers are endangered.” Mt. Si: High school Principal John H. Belcher has been named the KingCo League Distinguished Principal of the Year. The award, presented by the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals (WASSP), recognizes principals with deep commitments to students, academic excellence and positive school-community relations. Sammamish: The future of an Ace Hardware grew significantly dimmer Jan. 22 when the City Council voted to deny a proposal made by development group to relocate the store on nearby property. City staff said the plan raised legal and public policy issues that couldn’t be resolved by the time the lease on Ace’s current location expires. One issue was the proximity to a creek and bog wetland, both of which required significant setbacks.

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Crossroads to create ‘Game Lane’ in mall

Crossroads Shopping Center in Bellevue will create a “Game Lane,” in the mall, an all-new area dedicated to games. Game Lane will feature a new jumbo chess board and tables for playing games of all kinds. Game Lane will officially open on Feb. 1 with the new chess board arriving on Feb. 9. Crossroads also will kick off a new Saturday Family Night at the center, also on Feb. 9. Family night will be the second Saturday of each month. The Game Lane will be inside the common area of the mall, in front of Uncle’s Games and the Library. The area will be open to all Crossroads customers during regular shopping center hours.

Dentist charged with rape A Bellevue dentist has been charged with third-degree rape, unlawful imprisonment and indecent liberties. King County prosecutors say Kam Derakshani, 48, sexually assaulted three of his patients, including pinning one of them against a wall and touching her genitals. Bellevue police began an investigation after the three women told their stories to detectives. Derakshani, who lives on Mercer Island, had his license suspended in August. He worked at Bellevue Advanced Dental Clinic. State officials had previously suspended his license to practice dentistry.

Diaper drive under way KidQuest, Bellevue’s children museum in Factoria is holding a month-long diaper drive to benefit Baby Basics Bellevue. Baby Basics is a local non-profit that provides diapers and support to working poor families in Bellevue. All donations will go to purchase diapers to support local Bellevue families. KidQuest is located at 4091 Factoria Blvd. SE.

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THANK YOU! More than $6.5 million was raised for our community at Meydenbauer Center in 2012. Thank you to the following organizations for allowing us to be a part of your Galas and Fundraisers:

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Child’s Play Charity Clyde Hill Elementary School Detlef Schrempf Foundation Displaced Orphans International Eastside Heritage Center Eastside Legal Assistance Program Forest Ridge School Friends of the Orphans Northwest Habitat for Humanity of East King County Hopelink

Purrfect Pals Stronger Families The Children’s Garden School The Michael-Ryan Pattison Foundation Washington State Hunter Jumper Association Washington Women in Need Woodinville Rotary Charitable Foundation Youth for Christ YWCA of Seattle-King County

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Epic musical, Les Mis, meets big expectations


es Misérables is Victor Hugo’s epic story of Frenchman Jean Valjean imprisoned and forced into hard labor for 19 years after stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving sister’s family. Finally free, he finds himself unable to rejoin society after being marked as a criminal. Later, after being shown mercy by a priest, he reinvents himself with a new identity. I was surprised that not only was the film a musical, but the dialogue was also sung. There wasn’t a single scene in the Aran Kirschenmann film that wasn’t put to music. While there are some songs sung by a group, the singing is primarily done in the form of dramatic, emotional ballads accompanied by extreme close-ups. While all the performances were very

January 25, 2013 [13] well done, I felt that the amount of music was a bit excessive. The plot moved quickly, but the many solos kept the MOVIE film from being fast-paced. The film had an amazing cast, and many of the actors surprised me with their unexpected singing ability. Hugh Jackman played Valjean and Amanda Seyfried played Cosette, a young woman cared for by crooked innkeepers. The film also starred Anne Hathaway as Cosette’s mother, Fantine, Helena Bonham Carter as the thieving innkeeper’s wife, and Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, who threatens to expose Valjean’s new life. Les Misérables is a very heart-wrenching and tragic story with many of the characters facing great hardships. Luckily the swindling innkeeper and his wife provided some much appreciated comic relief throughout the film. If you’re a fan of musicals, this film is not to be missed, and any true fan of the classic tale will greatly enjoy this latest adaptation. It was exceedingly well done, and won this year’s Golden Globe for Best Musical/Comedy Motion Picture. Both Jackman and Hathaway also won Golden Globes for their performances.


Wine tasting and chocolate event to benefit Hope Heart Institute Women golfers have been invited to be “Heart Smart” while tasting wine and chocolate Feb. 20 at Northwest Cellars, 11909 124th Ave NE, Kirkland. The Women Take Heart event, which is co-sponsored by the Hope Heart Institute and Golf Fore Red, will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required and may be made by by contacting The Hope Heart Institute in Bellevue at 425-456-8717. Cost is $35 and speakers will include registered dietician Tricia Sinek and a representative from the Hope Heart Institute. Attendees will be able to purchase specially labeled “Golf Fore Red” wines, with proceeds benefiting The Hope Heart Institute.

Aran Kirschenmann, 16, is a contributing writer for the Bellevue Reporter and a Junior at Bellevue High School. You may reach and connect with her on her Facebook page “The Young Critic.”

Youth awarded for excellence in digital arts against submissions from Clubs in the Pacific Northwest. Presented by Boys & Girls Clubs of America through its partnership with founding sponsor Microsoft and Comcast, the Digital Arts Festivals recognize Club members who use artistic expression in six categories: photography, music, graphic design, game design, movie animation and film.



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First KingCo win in 110 tries has Sammamish girls hoops on right track BY JOSH SUMAN BELLEVUE REPORTER

Loren Tillman remembers the exact moment his program turned a corner. The head coach for a Sammamish girls basketball team that had not won a conference game since the 2004-05 season, Tillman had completed his first year on the sidelines for the Totems in 2011-12 and was heading to an offseason conditioning workout with a headache and not much in the way of expectations. “It was supposed to be twice a week and that first day, I wasn’t feeling very well,” Tillman recalled. “I didn’t think we would even have anyone show up, so I was wondering why I was even bothering.” But when he arrived at the Sammamish weight room, what he found came as a pleasant surprise. Players were on-hand ready to participate in the workout, waiting for their coach to give them the next instruction. “Right away, that changed my feeling, the headache was gone, I felt so much better,” Tillman said. “They were at the door waiting for me, asking me why I was late.” The first season under their new coach was much like the several the preceded it: without any KingCo wins and always a struggle. But after a year that saw the Totems drop in-conference deficits from as many as 80 points to within reason, players and coaches knew there could be more on the horizon as the 2012-13 season dawned. Sammamish went through four head coaches in four years from 2006-2009, winning five games combined in those seasons. Tillman won only three games in 2011-12, including two over Forest Ridge, a 1A all-girls school in Bellevue. But when he and the Totems topped rival Interlake in overtime earlier this season, their commitment was rewarded. Senior Nitsumi Naito, the only member of this year’s squad that has spent four years in the program, said her own growth has mirrored that of the team in many ways. Her freshman season was a learning experience, while the

Nitsumi Naito (left) and Min Yang are two of Tillman’s seniors. JOSH SUMAN, Bellevue Reporter following year was riddled with communication issues and a general lack of team continuity. Naito herself arrived at Sammamish unable to speak English and said that issue often underscored the frustrations on the court. “I had a hard time with teammates because I couldn’t have a conversation with them,” she said. “There was some conflict.” As her own comfort level with teammates and coaches grew, Naito emerged as one of the top offensive threats for the Totems, averaging more than 12 points per game. She said Tillman has created a cohesion within the program and a confidence in his players. After arriving to a group that sometimes needed instruction on which areas of the floor were out-of-bounds or where a free throw is shot from, Tillman now has confidence the win over Interlake will not be the only one his team earns within the conference this year. While Lake Washington has already clinched the one 2A playoff spot that it competes with the Totems for in KingCo, the postseason will serve as an even larger goal in years to come. In addition, Tillman has introduced film study and continues to push the off-season workout program to a group that he said is hungry for much more. “We have come so far from last year,” Tillman said. “It was a great feeling to get that one league win and I believe we can get more.” While Naito and fellow senior Min Yang won’t be around for any postseason run beyond this year, the rivalry win over the Saints and looming season-finale in the final game of the year are plenty of reenforcement for a career that has been anything but easy. “I had so many hard times, it was awesome,” Naito said. “I feel like I waited three years for that.”

Richard H. Lee, a Newport grad who also attended Bellevue College and the University of Washington, finished tied for 10th place at the Humana Challenge, a PGA Tour event in La Quinta, Calif. Lee also hit a holein-one during his weekend. Lee, in his first year on tour, was Richard H. Lee only a stroke off the leader entering the final day of play before firing a 66 to fall off the pace. Brian Gay’s 263 took the tournament while Lee finished ended the weekend tied with three others. He earned more than $124,000 for the placing.

Newport girls hoops hosting cancer awareness night

Newport High School’s girls basketball team will host its fourth annual Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, Jan. 25 when the team faces Roosevelt at home in boys and girls basketball. The girls team will wear special pink uniforms and the gym will be decorated in the same color. Donations will be collected throughout the evening to benefit Children’s Hospital Clinical Cancer Services.

Rain City Fencing hosting annual tournament

Bellevue’s Rain City Fencing will welcome competitors from around the nation to its Bellevue facility (1776 136th Pl. NE) as more than 270 fencers come for a weekend of foil, epee and saber matches on Friday, Jan. 25 for the Battle in Seattle. Registration is $60 and $40 for a veteran event and all competitors must be current competing members of the USFA. Membership can be renewed at the door. More information is available at under the events section.

Bellevue Christian after new football coach of a new leader in an email to students and parents on Tuesday. The Vikings won their first two games as a program during the 2011 season before finishing the program’s inaugural season

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1-26 Samena Health Fair: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local health care vendors, Samena personal trainers and class instructors. Free. Samena Swim & Recreation Club, 15231 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue Free Ski Helmet Fitting and Giveaway: 9-11 a.m. for children ages 4 to 18. Wearers must be present and fitted to receive a helmet. Supplies limited.Seattle Children’s Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center, 1500 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue Bellevue Park Ranger Hike: 10 a.m. to noon. Coal Creek Park, five miles, moderate level of difficulty (380 feet elevation). Meet at Redtown Trailhead (Cougar Mountain) on Lakemont Boulevard Southeast. Free. Singles 50 and over Coffee Social: 1011:30 a.m. Coffee social to meet singles 50 and over with a variety of interests. Free for first 2 visits. VFW Hall, 4330 148TH Ave. NE, Redmond Winter Photography: Noon to 1 p.m. Professional photographer David Perry on how to improve your photography. Molbak’s, 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville Experience Dance Project, Introduction To Modern Dance: 1-2:30 p.m. Dance technique class for those interested in learning basic modern dance movement. No experience necessary. For ages 8+ to adult. Free, but registration required at 425-452-6885. Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St., Bellevue Land of the Lost Wolves: 1-3 p.m. BBC documentary about the return of wolves to the Washington Cascades. Ages 14+. Free. No registration required. Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. SE, Bellevue Mercer Slough Nature Walk: 2–3:15 p.m. Free guided tour with a park ranger to learn about the fascinating flora, fauna and history of the park. Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. SE, Bellevue

1-30 Morning Business Builder: 7:30-8:30 a.m. An opportunity to grow and market business together with other members of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. This week’s topic: How have you successfully promoted your business or product? $10 for members; $20 for prospective members. Register online. Bellevue Chamber Office, 302 Bellevue Square Chamber Day in Olympia: Join the East King County Chambers of Commerce Legislative Coalition for a day of lobbying and advocacy in Olympia. Members will be addressing business issues ranging from job creation, to transportation and education. $50 per person. Register online. The Capitol, Olympia, WA

1-31 Bellevue Downtown Association 39th Annual Celebration: 5:30 p.m. Keynote speaker on “Global Trends Shaping Downtowns and Opportunities for Bellevue.” $90 for Bellevue members. $110 for non-members. Register online or at 425-453-1223. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 Northeast 6th Street

2-1 The International Gathering: 1-3 p.m. Promoting understanding among cultures. Chinese New Year. Redmond Library, Meeting Room 2. The address is 15990 NE 85th St.

2-2 Singles 50 and over Coffee Social: 1011:30 a.m. Coffee social to meet singles 50 and over with a variety of interests. Free for first 2 visits. VFW Hall, 4330 148TH Ave. NE, Redmond Healthy Kids Fair: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information, activities for parents kids. Free. Bellevue College C Building cafeteria, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE. More information is available at Lunar New Year: 3-8:30 p.m. Diverse multicultural event that will feature live music and dance, children’s crafts and activities, food, a variety of demonstrations. Westminster Chapel, 13646 NE 24th St., Bellevue.

1-27 Coal Mining at Cougar Mountain: 2-4 p.m. Eastside Heritage Center program focuses on 100 years of local coal mining. Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE, Bellevue

1-28 City Council Extended Study Session: 6-10 p.m. Open to the public. Council Conference Room (1E-113), City Hall at 450 110th Ave. NE, Bellevue

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‘Voice’ finalist to perform The Seattle Women’s Chorus will team up with Vicci Martinez, finalist from NBC’s “The Voice,” for a one-night performance, Feb. 8, at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Martinez is known for her rockin’ acoustic guitar and powerful rock vocals. The event will feature songs written by female singersongwriters, including “Constant Craving” (k.d. lang), “Rumor Has It” (Adele), “Give Me One Reason” (Tracy Chapman), and “Natural Woman” (Carole King). Tickets are $25-$65 and available at or via the phone at 206-388-1400. Benaroya Hall is located at Third and University.

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Mysterious guest Christopher Wren, played by Quinn Armstrong passes his dark coat, light scarf and felt hat to Monkswell Manor’s proprietor Mollie Ralston, played by Hana Lass. Photo by John Pai. Property of Village Theatre.

‘The Mousetrap’ keeps the crowd guessing BY KEEGAN PROSSER BELLEVUE REPORTER

To say the actors in Village Theatre’s production of “The Mousetrap” have big expectations to meet would be an understatement. The production, which debuted at London’s West End in 1952, is the longest running play on record. Adding to the pressure is the fact “The Mousetrap” stands out as the sole non–musical being performed as part of Village Theatre’s 2012–2013 season. But what it lacks in musical delights, it more than makes up for in plot twists and turns – and stellar presentation. Originally titled “Three Blind Mice,” Agatha Christie’s signature murder mystery tale is a roller coaster of a ride known as much for its surprising conclusion as for the characters encountered along the way. In this tale, eight strangers are held captive at the newly opened Monkswell Manor by a treacherous snow storm. Hosted by proprietors Mollie and Giles Ralston, all seems well at the gathering – until it’s revealed a murderer is in their midst. Directed by Jeff Steitzer, a Village Theatre alum, it would be fair to say the Seattle–based cast hits the nail on the head. The

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‘California Suite’ in Snoqualmie Neil Simon’s “California Suite” will be presented Feb. 14 and then Fridays and Saturdays through March 9 by Theatre Black Dog Productions in Snoqualmie. All performances are at 8 p.m. A pre-show dinner will be from 6-7:45 p.m. The play is in four parts and tells of four couples – from New York, Pennsylvania, London and Chicago at a hotel suite. Information and reservations are at 425-831-3647. The dinner and play are at Black Dog Arts Café, 8062 Railroad Ave. SE, Snoqualmie.

Grey Gardens coming to 5th Avenue “Grey Gardens,” the riches-to-rags tale of Jackie Onassis’ most outrageous relatives, will be presented by the 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT from March 16 to May 26. The acclaimed Broadway musical takes audiences on a journey from the glamorous home of two East Hampton socialites in the 1940s to a crumbling 28-room mansion housing the two recluses. Tickets start at $49 and may be purchased via The 5th Avenue Box Office, 206-625-1900 or online at 5thavenue. org. Tickets may also be purchased at the ACT Ticket Office, 206-292-7676 or at


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206.682.8222 Most of our glass is blown by local artists, hand crafted, a true work of art! water pipes, oil burners, keif boxes, nug jars, holiebowlies, hightimes magazines, calendars, clothing and literature along with a full line of vaporizers. Goin Glass Open 7 days a week! 425-222-0811


WA N T E D : C O C K - A POO, 4 to 8 years old, to adopt to a loving home in Bellevue. Please call 425-454-0362 if you can help. WANTED: Reel to Reel Tapes, Record LPs, 45s, CDs. 206-499-5307


You’ll ďŹ nd everything you need in one website 24 hours a day 7 days a week: MUSIC TO YOUR EARS K a w a i G r a n d P i a n o. Gorgeous instrument (model KG-1A). Black Satin Ebony finish. Well loved since purchased in 1994! Only one owner! Absolutely pristine cond i t i o n ! M a s t e r Tu n e d every time and recently. 68â€? long. Includes bench. $6,500. Mercer Island. Call 206-2309887, Phyllis 206-7998873, Wim 206-7994446.

(4) AKC YELLOW LAB female puppies avail. Sweet, playful, cuddly! Socialized, friendly home raised companions. Dew claws removed, first shots and b o t h p a r e n t s o n s i t e. White side of yellow lab coloring. Accepting deposits. Ready 1/30. $500 each. Bonney Lake. P h o t o s ava i l a bl e v i a email. Call for more details 253-209-6661 or AKC COCKER Babies most colors, beautiful, s o c i a l i z e d , h e a l t h y, raised with children. Shots, wor med, pedigrees. $550 up. Terms? 425-750-0333, Everett AKC DOBERMANS. Champions Sherluck, Cactus Cash, Kimbertal, G l a d i a t o r bl o o d l i n e s. Vaccinations, wormed, dews, tails done. Healthy, family raised $950 253-875-5993


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AKC German Shepherd Puppies!! Excellent Schutzhund pedigrees. Tracking, obedience and protection. Champions Bloodlines. Social with loving playful temperaments! Shots, wormed, vet checked. Health guarantee. Puppy book includes info on lines, health & more! 1 Male, 1 Female. $800 each. Call Jodi 360-761-7273. AKC German Shepherd Pups born 1/10. Champion lines, parents hips certified. Sable or black/ tan. $750. Pick your Valentine! 253-508-9671, newhar



Considering Great Dane ownership? Be informed before you buy or adopt. Know what to look for in a breeder or a rescue and a puppy or an adult. Visit,, AKC POODLE Puppies. Brown Standard. Born on 10/17/2012. Ready to go on January 18th. First s h o t s / w o r m e d . Ve r y beautiful, intelligent loving. Parents have had pre-breeding & genetic testing, also good hips, elbows and eyes. Home raised with loving care. Males and females. $1200/each. Call Roberta: 360-443-2447 or 360865-6102.

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GERMAN Rottweiler/ Tibetan Mastiff puppies!!!!! Rare, intelligent, beautiful. Great family guards! $400. Call for your best friend today! 360-550-3838. GERMAN WIRE H A I R E D Po i n t e r s . 5 puppies left! All males, born September 9th. Up to date on shots, vet c h e cke d . Pa r e n t s o n site. Dad is Smooth Coat. Very loving, great AKC WESTIES PUPS. t e m p e r a m e n t . $ 5 0 0 We s t H i g h l a n d W h i t e each. Call 425-754-1843 Te r r i e r s $ 1 , 0 0 0 . W i l l GREAT DANE take deposit. Call with any questions. You can’t go wrong with a Westie 360-402-6261

BICHON FRISE puppies. AKC Registered. Ta k i n g d e p o s i t s . Fo r companion only! Will be vet checked and have first shots and be dewormed. Call for information: 360-874-7771, 360-471-8621 or go to website to see our adorable puppies! www.bichonfrise

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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. LABRADOODLES, F1B White and Mocha. First shots, wor med, and raised in a loving family. $1000.00. Born 11/24. Ready to go home with you after January 25th. 1 year health guarantee. Excellent with families, smar t, loving and lowshedding. tjfloyd@ Redmond

3 females available.1 bl u e, 2 bl u e faw n s, Healthy, microchipped, 2yr health guarantee, shipping available. MINIATURE Australian Shepherd Call/text 208-230-3517 P u p p i e s . 3 m a l e s

BORDER Collie pups, ABCA registered. 3 males Red & White. Ranch raised, working parents. Current on shots & worming. AKC Golden Retriever $500/ea. 509-486-1191 pups. Excellent blood line. Also Golden Doodle C H . A K C E N G L I S H p u p s , $ 5 0 0 . Wo r m e d BULLDOG PUP. MALE. and shots! 360-652- SHOTS, WORM, WELL 7148 P U P P Y C H E C K U P. AKC Labrador Retriever DOB:10/12/12. SODOP u p p i e s ! B l a c k a n d MOJOBULLOGS.COM. Chocolate! Star ting at (NOHYPHEN). EMAIL $500. First shots, de- F A R wormed, and dew claws S I D 3 1 @ G M A I L . C O M r e m o v e d ! C h a m p i o n OR CALL 360-832-2322. bloodlines, great temper- 2000 FIRM mants, wonderful, family dogs. Call 3603930677 o r e m a i l randm982@msn. com AKC MINI Schnauzer puppies. Variety of colors. $350 males, $450 females. Ready end of January and Mid February. Now taking deposits. Call 253-223-3506 or C H I H UA H UA p u p p i e s 253-223-8382 2 tan females, short hair, $195 each. Loving, AMERICAN BULL DOG easy, mellow temperpuppies, 15wks old, (1) ment. Mom & dad on male, (2) females, White site. 425-231-3283 or with Brown eye patch, 425-315-2778 first shot $300/ea (509)263-2751 CHINESE PUG puppies Blue Heeler Pups. Real born November 7th, (3) beauties. Avail 2-11-13, males, (1) female, first $300 2 male 3 female shot and worming done. great mar kings. Dam/ Asking $550. Pls call or Sire on site. Kir kland text (360)708-8611. No calls after 9pm please 425-241-6231

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OUR BEAUTIFUL AKC Golden Retriever puppies are ready to go to their new homes. They have been raised around young children and are well socialized. Both parents have excellent health, and the puppies have had their first wellness vet check-ups and shots. The mother is a Light Golden and the father is full English Cream Golden. $800 each. For more pictures and infor mation about the puppies and our home/ kennel please visit us at: or call Verity at 360-520-9196


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...obituaries Kim Dale George

Elizabeth “Liz” Jean Culver Elizabeth “Liz” Jean Culver died peacefully at home surrounded by loving family on Sunday, January 13, 2013. She was 79. Liz was born in Newcastle, Wyoming on June 24, 1933 to George G. Culver and Elizabeth L. Culver. Liz attended high school in Kansas City, Missouri, then went to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, graduating with a B.S. She taught one year at Pembroke College at Brown University in Rhode Island before coming to the University of Washington as a Research Assistant in 1957. In 1966 Liz became an Associate Professor and earned her Master’s Degree at the UW, teaching physical education to students and aspiring P.E. teachers. A truly inquisitive, restless and joyous spirit, Liz was interested in everything around her. She wrote a book and produced videos on bowling. She was an owner of Action Fashions, a rainwear company, from 1981-2008. She was a sports enthusiast and Life Member of the UW Alumni Association, attending all of the Husky football games until her death. Besides golf, she also enjoyed skiing and traveling. Her favorite place to go was the Oregon Coast and walking the beach and playing golf at Gearhart Golf Links. As a dedicated Women’s Advisory Committee Chairwoman for the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), serving in that volunteer position from 1968-83, Liz was instrumental in establishing the PNGA Women’s Division in 1984. She also served on many championship committees for the USGA and various Northwest golf associations. A testament to Liz’s dedication to the PNGA and her longevity as a fine player is her participation in every PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship from 1960 through 1998, with the exception of one year (1984) due to illness. She won the championship in 1978, and also the PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur in 1989. She won the WSWGA championship in 1970 and ’72. The award given to the qualifying medalist at the PNGA Women’s Amateur is still called the Liz Culver Medalist Trophy, and as often as she could she was on hand each year to personally present the trophy at the championship’s banquet.

Liz suffered kidney failure in 1983, and went on dialysis for five months before receiving a kidney transplant. She was a member of the Woodinville-based Under Nines Golf Association, made up of 75 women golfers with low handicaps, and each year for the past three decades they raised money for the Northwest Kidney Centers, where Liz had received dialysis treatment before her transplant. Liz was a legend at Overlake Golf & Country Club in Medina, Washington and throughout the Northwest for decades. In 2003, she was awarded Overlake’s prestigious “Keeper of the Game” award, which is given “in recognition of a commitment to the game of golf and its classic virtues, and the belief that the essence of the game must not be lost in a world where change outpaces perspective.” She won the Overlake Women’s Club Championship an astounding 23 times, and was runner-up five times, and was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 1989. She felt blessed to be “bitten” by the golf bug. It not only brought her many memorable successes, but showered her with many lasting friendships, the most important of all things in her life. For Liz, golf was just as much about the friendships as the championships. Liz’s faith, family and friends were her life, and she will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched. She was a member of the Lake City Presbyterian Church since 1987, and a longtime member of PEO International, promoting educational opportunities for women. She is survived by sister-in-law Bonnie Culver, nephew Christopher Culver, two nieces Patty (John Lee) of Casper, and Cathy (Dennis Lower), of Missoula, Montana. Liz also had three grandnieces and four grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Gerald G. Culver and nephew William G. Culver. A celebration of Liz’s life will be held Wednesday, March 6 at 1:00pm, at Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA 98125; phone number is 206-362-6878. For more information, call Overlake Golf & Country Club at 425-4545031 or the PNGA office at 800-643-6410. All are invited to attend the service, so that we can all remember this great lady, this star that shone all-too-briefly in our sky. 731801

Kim Dale George was born October 7, 1960, and passed away January 8, 2013 He grew up in Bellevue, graduated from Sammammish High School. He was a commercial baker and worked for Safeway for many years. He lost his battle from Cancer. He is survived by his wife Gale; daughter, Ashley; parents, Dennis and Alice George; sister, Tami (Kurt) Ohlson; niece, Kaitlin and nephew,Tyler. Preceded in death by his grandparents and baby sister. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 2 at 2 P.M. at the North Kirkland Community Center. 731717

William Carl “Bill” Jansen

William Carl “Bill” Jansen was born September 27, 1925 in Holland, MN and passed Jaunary 10, 2013 in Bellevue, WA. Bill was the 8th and with brother, Al, the 9th child of the 12 members of Gerit John and Johanna Wilimena Jansen family. Bill is survived by his sisters Sophia Lich and Gertrude Blondeheim and his twin brother Albert along with numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death are brothers, Henry, Evert, Jack, Gary, Louis “Skip”, Pete and sisters JoAnn Zeman, Marie McGuinnes and wives Bertha, Bea and June. The Jansen family moved to Lynden, WA in 1927 where Bill developed his love of plants and flowers with his father, brothers and sisters in the family nursery and floral business. Bill owned a flower shop in Longview, WA and also opened a flower shop in Seattle. Bill was an excellent floral designer and continued to create great floral arrangements for family and church events after retiring. Bill died “with his boots on” having heart failure while driving himself to Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue for a medical checkup. A memorial will be held at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden, WA, February 23, 2013. Donations may be made to the Jansen Art Center in his honor. 730818

To place a paid obituary, call Linda at 253.234.3506

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PENDING AT $2,200,000

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A stunning property showcasing the Olympic Mountains and breathtaking western city & lake views! Dramatic architecture by Gordon Walker. A custom home with over 6500 sq. ft. of architectural beauty. Remodeled to perfection, this 4 bedroom, 7 bath home is designed to meet today’s lifestyles. Soaring ceilings, walls of windows, warm finishes and modern conveniences. Expansive open rooms with decks and balconies oriented to the views and water. Indoor pool/spa with kitchen, bath & gas fireplace with poolside seating. Enjoy boating with deep water moorage. #378598 Rondi Egenes 206-953-1771

SOLD AT $ 1,575,000




Spectacular Sammamish estate exudes timeless quality and exceptional westerly lake views. Aspens line the drive which await your arrival. An artful balance of modern luxury and traditional warmth. Every finish has been meticulously selected for comfort and grandeur. Natural textures and neutral hues found throughout the home. High beamed ceilings provide natural light. This one of a kind home boasts 7200 sq ft with 4 “En-Suite” and 7 baths. 16 acres include pool, pond, 8 car garage. Karen Santa 206-915-8888

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Luxury surrounds you at every turn at this exquisite, peerless custom estate in Clyde Hill, built by Regency West. Reminiscent of cherished East Coast high style. Combining strong architectural features with soft, satin white millwork, you’ll enjoy living in a true, rare work of art. Created and designed by the NW’s finest craftsmen, this home is a testament to beauty & lifelong quality. Grand yet comfortable spaces, a sunny west exposure, privacy and playful entertaining areas offer an elite lifestyle. Amazing location and in the Medina Elementary school bounds. Anna Riley 425-761-8836

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Shingled, stone pillared, covered, “rocking chair” front porch create a charming welcome to this tastefully updated 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. Living large, the functional floor plan offers a sunny kitchen featuring granite, stainless appliances, large eating space, adjoining family room with slate fireplace and built-ins. The private backyard with playhouse and basketball court has a large lawn, entertaining deck and is fully fenced for safe play. The location is exceptional, between Medina School and Park. Wendy Paisley 206-650-5812


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Custom Estate Home! Stunning new construction presale home on a 2-1/2 acre level and private lot, built by Boitano Custom Homes. Comfortable open floor plan offers high ceilings, extensive hardwood floors and slab stone surfaces. Dream kitchen to impress any gourmet chef. Covered patio and side entry garage. Level and private lot has room for all outdoor amenities. Fabulous attention to detail; Choose your colors & finishes. Julia Krill 206-406-9000

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January 25, 2013 edition of the Bellevue Reporter