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Thieves ‘Win or lose, everybody has a smile’ Federal Way Public Schools target offer students with disabilities a chance to get out and play Marine Hills By CASEY OLSON
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Federal Way police are warning citizens about a series of residential burglaries and mail thefts in the Marine Hills neighborhood. The majority of these incidents occurred between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. weekdays from Jan. 1 to Jan. 24, police said. Located off Dash Point Road near Redondo, Marine Hills has a crime prevention group that utilizes the Safe City network to communicate online to alert police and other residents. Officers have patrolled the neighborhood and have identified possible suspects and suspicious vehicles, according to police.
On Jan. 30, Beamer’s Laura Gorgen plays defense (top) and Decatur’s Cody Peterson (left) looks to pass the ball to during games at Saghalie Middle School. PHOTOS BY CASEY OLSON, The Mirror
• At 10:59 a.m. Jan. 2 in the 800 block of South Marine Hills Way, an attempted burglary was reported on a vacant home. The suspect was a white female with dark hair, about 24 years old, driving a green 1999 Kia Spectra. The suspect was accompanied by a white male passenger, about age 50, who had a goatee and was balding. • At 8:48 p.m. Jan. 5 in the 28000 block of 7th Avenue South, there was [ more THIEVES, page 25 ]
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The atmosphere was electric inside the gym at Saghalie Middle School on Wednesday night. The players on four basketball teams chomped at the bit to get on the court. The fans in the bleachers were ready to watch, and the entire Decatur High School cheerleading squad was in full regalia, setting the mood. Getting excited to watch Decatur play a basketball game is nothing new in Federal Way. The school has always been known as being basketball crazy. The Gators’ boys basketball program has qualified for the past six state tournaments and 13 overall. But these weren’t your “normal” Decatur basketball players on the court Wednesday night. The 18 teenagers were part of the school’s Special Olympics Unified basketball program. Teri Robbins and Chase Ralphs are building another basketball dynasty at Decatur. The mother-son combination coaches Decatur’s two Unified basketball teams, which includes the defending state champions. Decatur rolled to the title in the Seniors Unified Division during the 2012 Special Olympics Winter Games in Wenatchee last March. Decatur dominated the Puyallup High School Vikings in the state title game, 64-34, and the current Gators are a combined 10-0 this season and seem primed for a repeat. But state titles aren’t the most important thing, according to Robbins, who also works as a para-educator at Decatur. “Win or lose, everybody has a smile on their face,” she said. That’s always been the mantra for the Special Olympics. However, the Unified Sports arm is a little bit different. The teams join people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. [ more UNIFIED, page 19 ]
Is a sexual predator grooming your child at church? By ANDY HOBBS firstname.lastname@example.org
It happened right under the mother’s nose: a youth minister at church was molesting her 3-yearold daughter. The youth minister, age 23 at the time, worked well with children and seemed destined for a career in
that capacity. helped around the house, played The mother shrugged off with the girl and mentored her rumors about the minister’s older son. past conviction as a sex of“He was so good with SPECIAL fender. After all, the church the kids,” said the mother, a was supposed to be a safe local resident whose name and forgiving place of accepis being withheld to protect tance, and the youth minister her privacy. was popular in the church family. A red flag surfaced when she He gained the mother’s trust as he came home one day and noticed
the daughter was less excited about her mother’s return and more interested in the minister leaving. She spotted more odd behavior, including the minister’s eagerness to spend time with her daughter. She asked serious questions that led to the revelation of abuse. In the years since the abuse, she [ more ABUSE, page 25 ]
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Abandoned as a baby, local woman finds long-lost mother in Ethiopia By ANDY HOBBS email@example.com
As a 5-month-old baby, Lydia Assefa-Dawson lost her legs and her family. The Federal Way woman was born in a remote village in Ethiopia where families farmed the land and lived in grass huts. Her mother, then age 13, suffered a seizure while cooking at an open fire — and accidentally dropped baby Lydia into the flames. The family sold an ox to pay for transportation to the nearest hospital. The trip took five days. Doctors amputated baby Lydia’s infected legs. Her parents made a difficult decision to leave their daughter behind and return to the farm. Lydia spent four years in the hospital. She was raised by American missionaries who taught her English. She learned to crawl and survive. A photo in the Saturday Evening Post led to a series of events that changed her life. In response to the story, U.S. readers sent Lydia a pair of prosthetic legs, a rarity in rural Africa. Women from a New Jersey church helped send Lydia to a boarding school, then to college in the U.S. Over the years, the growing bones in her legs meant more amputations until she reached age 15. But the real pain that outlasted those surgeries was the painful mystery of her mother.
Upon reaching adulthood, Lydia still had no clues or information on her mother’s whereabouts. However, a chance encounter opened a door: a cousin from Ethiopia confirmed that her mother was alive. In 2000, Lydia and her husband, Troy Dawson, boarded a plane to Ethiopia. After two fruitless weeks and nearly giving up on the quest, she and her mother finally reunited in a grass hut deep in the countryside. The news show “20/20” captured the moment when Lydia and her mother, Asha, embraced for the first time in 38 years. There were tears and awkward moments between the two strangers, but also an uncanny resemblance between mother and child. Lydia gave her mother $500, a small fortune in the eyes of the villagers. She also learned that Asha, age 50 at the reunion, had a total of 12 children, but only four survived — including Lydia, a brother and two sisters. Less than 24 hours later, Lydia left Ethiopia. She and Troy soon returned with their three boys (Christian, Joshua and Caleb) for another family visit. Today, Lydia reports that her mother is alive and well. Her brother now has a cellphone, which helps everyone stay in contact. Lydia, now a social worker for the King County Housing Authority, has reflected on how life might have
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Lydia Assefa-Dawson shared her story of survival at the Federal Way Kiwanis Club meeting Jan. 30 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. ANDY HOBBS, The Mirror turned out if she still had her legs. She would have remained in the Ethiopian village, she said. Perhaps she would have married young and followed in her mother’s footsteps. One certainty is that she finally found peace after meeting the family she never knew. “My mother didn’t know if I was dead or alive,” Lydia said Jan. 30 while sharing her story with the Federal Way Kiwanis. “That became the driving force to look for my mother.”
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Public Health – Seattle and King County is adding more free flu vaccination clinics. The Federal Way Public Health Center will host another clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at 33431 13th Place S. Call (206) 296-8410. The vaccinations are available to people who lack insurance or cannot afford to pay otherwise. No other vaccinations will be offered at the time.
Super Bowl parties: Demand for chicken wings hits all-time high By ANDY HOBBS email@example.com
Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest day of food consumption after Thanksgiving, according to the USDA. The Calorie Control Council reports that Americans eat 30 million pounds of snacks on game day, with the average football fan consuming 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat just from snacking. The favorite snack, potato chips, will account for 27 billion calories and 1.8 billion grams of fat. The National Chicken Council reports that demand for chicken wings, another Super Bowl party staple, is at an all-time high. About 1.23 billion chicken wings will be consumed during Super Bowl weekend in 2013. In a related note, six out of 10 adults eat their chicken wings with ranch dressing, the council reports. Americans also drink about 325.5 million gallons of beer on Super Bowl Sunday. Beer averages between
100 and 150 calories per serving. However, beers with higher alcohol content such as India Pale Ales are also higher in calories. Holly Martindale and Emily Hall, registered dietitians at St. Joseph’s Outpatient Nutrition Center in Tacoma, suggest more health-conscious snacks for the big game: • Grilled chicken tenders — no breading or skin • White bean turkey chili instead of chili cheese dip • Dips made with roasted red peppers or light sour cream • Real guacamole with baked tortilla chips • Hummus
Sodium, sugar and health pointers People can develop a tolerance to sodium, which is typically found in processed foods. Any food item with a seasoning packet — such as ramen noodles or Hamburger Helper — contains large amounts of sodium that lead to health problems like high blood pressure. The USDA recommends a sodium intake of 2,300 mg or less per day. That’s about 1 teaspoon of salt. For adults ages 51 and older, sodium should be limited to 1,500 mg a day.
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The recommended amount of sugar per day is 6 teaspoons. However, Americans consume 22 teaspoons of sugar a day from soda, juice, energy drinks, cakes, candies and other sweet treats. “Foods high in sugar tend to be empty calories, not nutrient-dense foods,” Martindale said. Alcohol is a common source of empty calories. Drink alcohol in moderation, which means one drink for women and two drinks for men for the day, the dietitians suggest. By preparing homecooked meals, people can control the fat, salt and sugar content. “The processed and packaged food is more expen-
sive and doesn’t go as far as buying fresh foods,” Martindale said. “We encourage patients to buy whole foods and cook from scratch.” These registered dietitians try to teach basic cooking skills that save money while improving health. And while they work with referred patients, their advice applies to all. “If you can make RiceA-Roni from a box, you can certainly boil rice and beans,” said Hall, noting that the home-cooked version will create more meals with less sodium.
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One Night Count sees Hit-and-run driver makes 118 homeless in FW a pit stop in the driveway Program of King County’s Community Services Division compiled the data. Among the 118 people counted in Federal Way, 78 were found sleeping in cars or trucks.
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The 33rd annual One Night Count of homeless people in King County took place in the early hours of Friday, Jan. 25. More than 800 volunteers spread Comparisons out across the county to count the people who were homeless and sleeping This year’s total represents an increase outdoors without shelter between 2 a.m. of 5 percent over those found without and 5 a.m. shelter last year. The number reflects At least 2,736 men, women, and only the homeless people who were children were without shelter counted and visible in specific during the three-hour street areas. IN OTHER count. In the 2012 homeless count, The city with the highest 2,594 people had no shelter in count was Seattle with 1,989. King County, compared to 2,442 Among cities in South King counted in 2011. In 2010, the County, Federal Way had 118, Renton count totaled 2,759. had 83, Auburn had 57, and Kent had 53 In Federal Way, volunteers counted visible homeless residents. 77 people last year, of which 48 were Volunteers counted people trying sleeping in vehicles and 16 were found to survive in cars and tents, riding late sleeping in “structures.” In 2011, the night buses, or curled up in blankets Federal Way count was 124, and in 2010, under bridges or in doorways. the count was 181. That same night, staff at agencies that operate shelters and transitional housing Learn more programs recorded select informaTo learn more about the effort and tion about the people staying in their see other stats, including a city-by-city programs. Staff at the Homeless Housing breakdown, visit www.homelessinfo.org.
Police Blotter Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: • When you gotta go, you gotta go: At 9:43 p.m. Jan. 21 in the 28000 block of Pacific Highway South, police received a call about a hit-and-run collision. While en route, police received another call about a suspicious female pulling into a driveway with front-end damage to her vehicle, according to a police report. The witness stated that the woman, who matched the description of the hit-and-run suspect, got out of her vehicle and urinated in the driveway before driving away. The vehicle was located nearby, parked on the side of the road abandoned. The vehicle was impounded, according to the report. • Masturbating male: At 10:01 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 2200 block of South 320th Street, two women reported they were sitting in their car in the Wendy’s parking lot talking. The women stated that while they were talking, a man walked to
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Coalition thanks the city for battling human trafficking The Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking hosted an allcity forum on Jan. 9 at Federal Way City Hall. About 150 people from the community attended to learn how they could participate in the fight against human trafficking. The coalition would like to thank Mayor Skip Priest, Police Chief Brian Wilson, Nick Lembo, Peter Qualliotine, Women of Vision, Soroptimist of Federal Way, the
Which direction does FW lean? What are Federal Way voters looking for? We may have learned a lot about ourselves this past election cycle. As voters within the 30th Legislative District, we became more Democratic due to redistricting, and we generally agreed with the rest of the state on most issues. But this is a local election year, so how do we think as a city? Statistics still suggest we are Democratic, but we also have a little bit of a conservative streak. We supported Democrats Brad Owen for lieutenant governor, Jim McIntire for treasurer, Troy Kelley for auditor, Peter Goldmark for lands commissioner, Mike Kreidler for insurance commissioner and Maria Cantwell for U.S. Senate by strong majorities. But like the rest of the state, outside Seattle, our votes were a little closer for governor and secretary of state, although we still went for Democrats Jay Inslee at 52 percent and Kathleen Drew at more than 51 percent. Inslee won and Drew lost. We were slightly above the 30th District percentage in voting for Republican Linda Kochmar and Democrat Roger Freeman for the state Legislature, suggesting a comfort level with names and people we had elected before. We also maintained our political balance as we replaced a Republican (Katrina Asay) with a Democrat (Freeman), and a Democrat seat vacated by Mark Miloscia was won by a Republican (Kochmar). Our Democratic incumbent State Sen. Tracey Eide will not be on the ballot until 2014. We traditionally support our public schools, even though at times it takes a couple of votes
to convince us. We ended up with 60 percent voting to rebuild Federal Way High School. But we also voted to support charter schools at over 55 percent. This suggests that while we like our schools, we also want to try and improve them. We don’t know if charter schools will do that, and the 5 percent drop-off says we still have questions, but we are willing to try. We apparently don’t trust the Legislature any more than anyone else. We were over 67 percent in favor of retaining the two-thirds requirement of the Legislature to raise taxes. Our conservative side showed in our vote on same-sex marriage. We were against it 51 percent to 49 percent. Given the number of Democrats that we added in the 30th District, this was somewhat of a surprise. But we weren’t all that much different than the district voters outside of Federal Way, who also voted against the measure, although by a slightly closer margin. Our vote to legalize marijuana might suggest that Federal Way voters had a liberal side as more than 53 percent voted yes. However, when compared to our other votes, it seems more likely that rather than liberals, we have many libertarian voters. The swing of votes between same-sex marriage and marijuana might be more reflective of wanting to keep government out of our personal business, rather than a desire to try marijuana. Last fall, with a presidential race, we had a big turnout of more than 75 percent. The turnout for local races this year will be much smaller. Will that affect who wins? [ more ROEGNER, page 9 ] Bob Roegner
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Federal Way Superintendent Rob Neu’s recent “state of the schools” speech contained a weighty observation: “We’re no longer educating kids. We’re raising them.” Some readers reacted in the vein of “I can raise my own children, thank you.” However, the context of the superintendent’s statement demands a closer look. Schools operate under an evolving set of roles and expectations. We entrust schools with our children each day for 13 years or more. We expect schools to help students succeed, and we blame schools when students fail. The rise of divorce and the latch-key generation shifted the responsibilities of educators. Their to-do lists were stretched beyond the standard reading, writing and arithmetic of yesteryear. The catalyst for this change is diversity, a loaded but legitimate buzzword. That said, Federal Way schools are the quintessential example of diversity. Federal Way plays in a different league of diversity compared to the well-heeled demographics of Mercer Island, Bellevue and other top-scoring school districts with established taxpayer bases. Federal Way plays the hand it was dealt. More than half of the district’s population qualifies for free and reduced lunch. Nearly 22,000 students run the gamut of ethnicities and socioeconomic status. More than 100 languages are represented. With a lower cost of living, Federal Way attracts more working families and immigrants, many of whom struggle to find their footing and make ends meet. The student population is more transient as families move in and out of Federal Way. For some families, their next meal is more important than homework. And if not for school and today’s meal programs, those same children would go hungry. Schools often treat the symptoms caused by Federal Way’s social and economic ills, but that’s a conversation for another column. Are the schools literally raising our children like a surrogate parent? Webster’s dictionary defines “raise” as “moving to a higher position” and “to set up the framework.” The dictionary also defines “parent” as “a person who brings up and cares for another.” Lastly, the dictionary defines “educate” as giving “intellectual, moral and social instruction.” Parents accept that responsibility for their children. Schools help get the job done and reinforce the proverb that it takes a village to raise a child.
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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. Justice Council, Advancing Leadership, Paladin Innovators and everyone else who made this event such a big success. We would also like to extend a thank you to the Federal Way Mirror for raising awareness about the forum and the work the coalition has been doing. At the forum, Priest proclaimed Jan. 10 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and he further proclaimed January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The
mayor declared Federal Way will stand up to fight against human trafficking. Prior to the mayor’s proclamation, Wilson reminded the audience that human trafficking is a global, national and regional problem. Wilson said his department has a strategy to address this issue, but they can’t do it alone. The police work with the local sheriff ’s office and the Innocence Lost Task Force, but they also need people to
report suspected human trafficking, Wilson said. “Can we make a difference?” Wilson asked. “Absolutely. But we need to collaborate and communicate with others.” Many people have the idea that human trafficking is when people are essentially kidnapped and smuggled into new countries, where they are forced to work for little to no compensation. Human trafficking includes such crimes, but the term also encompasses the domestic buying and selling of people using force or [ more LETTERS, page 9 ]
[ ROEGNER from page 8] Even though a majority of our voters lean to the left of center, a majority of our elected leaders lean to the right of center. Though we are a multi-cultural community, only our school board has minority representation. The school district’s boundaries are different than the city. Federal Way used to be a very conservative community. We are slowly changing, as we have a broader array of viewpoints with progressives, moderates, conservatives, libertarians and independents. Watch to see how candidates for office this fall adjust their campaigns.
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It’s possible that he is a person who is living with mental illness. What a wonderful learning opportunity for young Mr. Tetu. His family, and the Cub Scout organization, have an ideal opportunity to teach young Robert the value of tolerance and acceptance. People who suffer from mental illness are far more likely to be victims than criminals. He is appreciative when offered meals. He has been accepted into the Reach Out shelter and housed at various churches. There are many books available that help all people, including young people, learn more about mental illness. It is my fervent hope that young Mr. Tetu will learn the importance of acceptance, understanding and tolerance. Fear and stigmatization are inappropriate. People who experience mental illness need the generous support of various government and private programs designed to meet their needs. Many are totally incapable of working to support themselves. If our society was providing adequate support for mentally ill folks, the person in question would be housed and fed.
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coercion for the purposes of labor, sex or exploitation. Sex trafficking is defined as any minor or any individual who is forced into prostitution. The major misconception is that this is only going on in other countries. But sex trafficking is happening right here in Federal Way. Young girls, often only 13 years old, are courted and made to feel loved by an older man. He wins her over, wears her down, and he eventually persuades her to do him a favor. Before she knows it, she is in the life of prostitution, the older man is keeping every dollar she makes, and ton. When we all work together, we she can see no way out and no hope can make a difference. for her future. In case you missed the forum, According to local police officers there is a link to a recap of the event who started the Genesis Project – a on our Facebook page. The safe place for women trying Sex trafficking video of the forum will also to escape prostitution – when is defined as any soon be viewable on our a girl enters the life, her life minor or any website, at http://fwcat.org. expectancy becomes seven individual who Special thank you again to years. Paladin Innovators for makis forced into The Federal Way Coaliing possible a live stream of prostitution. tion Against Trafficking is the event. working with police, governIf you would like more ment, the city’s Chamber of information on sex traffickCommerce, Advancing Leadership, ing, or if you would like to find out and the schools. We are working to how you can do your part to fight it, generate awareness, advocate for please visit our Facebook page or our justice and prevent the perpetuation website, at http://fwcat.org. of sex trafficking by educating local Shannon Milliken, Federal Way people about this heinous crime. Coalition Against Trafficking (an We have implemented a proinitiative of Washington Engage) gram in local schools that educates students about the reality of trafficking and exploitation. More than 700 students have seen the Deceptions presentation. This letter is in response to one At a recent Deceptions presentation, students were asked if they were published in the Federal Way Mirror on Jan. 18 by Robert Tetu III, surprised to learn that human trafreferring to the man dressed like a ficking happens in Federal Way. voodoo doll. “No I wasn’t really surprised beIt’s possible that we know of this cause I know a person that does this,” person. He wears many layers of one student said. As a result of the work of organiza- clothing, and displays many symbols tions like ours, several new laws have of religion. He visits many churches in the local area. been passed in the state of Washing-
costs of both projects). Because politicians and city employees cannot be If I were Czar of Federal held personally liable for Way, I would immediately bad business decisions close the Community Cen(whereas I could lose everyter. Why? The Community thing if my business went Center is a massive money sideways), as citizens we pit. How massive? have three options for dealAccording to the city’s ing with money pits such as 2013/2014 proposed budthe Community Center. get, during 2012, transfers Option #1: For decades of taxpayer dollars into to come, we continue to pay the Community Center for the mistakes of our totaled $1,769,000. 2003-2008 city counWhile I suppose cils. This is sadly the GUEST you can make a case most likely option that like a park, the as the mayor and Community Center city council seem adds value to the unwilling to acknowlcommunity, I think you edge this problem. would be hard pressed to Option #2: Bring in new claim that it provides more management. As czar, I value than would the 15 would call the managepolice officers or 25 school ment teams at L.A. Fitness, teachers that could be hired YMCA, Wild Waves or any for this same sum of money. other profitable organizaFor those of you followtion to see if any of them ing along at home with could stop the bleeding. your own copy of the city’s Option #3: Shut it down. 334-page budget, here is This won’t end the bleeding, how we came to a taxpayer but in the case of the Comsubsidy of $1,769,000 in munity Center, it would 2012: $915,000, $619,000 cut the bleeding in half. and $87,000 from the UtilEven if option #2 could ity Tax Fund; $98,000 from work, I would still seriously the General Fund; $25,000 consider shutting down the from the Law Department; Community Center as the and $25,000 from Human $1.6 million in revenues it Resources. generates annually comes I fully expect the city to from the lost revenues of refute these numbers as private businesses that don’t their government accounthave the luxury of a $1.8 ing system shows a loss of million taxpayer subsidy. “just” $520,505. However, At a minimum, we must with my degree in businot believe anyone at City ness finance, as a certified Hall who claims their next financial planner and as project will largely pay for a business owner, I am itself. Like the Community confident that my numbers Center and SCORE jail, I’d accurately reflect the true be willing to bet large sums cost to taxpayers of keeping of money that the proposed the doors open at the Com- performing arts center will munity Center. be a massive money pit. What I find even more While the Community upsetting than annual Center’s 2,100 pass-holders losses of $1.8 million is that may be furious with my the 2003-2008 city councils proposal, the other 86,000promoted the Community plus citizens of Federal Way Center as something that may welcome a refund of would largely pay for itself. the $20 they are paying In 2007, the city staff/coun- each year to keep the Comcil projected an annual loss munity Center open. of “only” $300,000, which would put it in line with the Note: Jarvis authored this article annual cost of Celebration as a private citizen and not on Park (ignoring the capital behalf of the editorial board. By Matthew Jarvis
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About 40 days from now, Boeing will finish building the first 737 that will lead off the historic production rate of 38 737s a
month. The first step was taken Tuesday when Machinists began working on the wing spar of that first 737 at the Boeing’s Renton plant. The spars are the internal supports for a plane’s wing. Next year, Boeing will ramp up 737 production to 42 planes a month, yet another record. “Thirty-eight is a new record for us and next year we go up to 42 and set another record in terms of the the most single-aisle aircraft ever produced on a single production line,” said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager of the 737 program.
But it all started when Machinists loaded the spars into an automated machine that assembles the spars. “The first spar load serves as the defining moment for our latest rate break, and the 737 team did it as planned, on schedule,” said Wyse. “We have more hard work ahead of us, but we are well on our way to another successful production rate increase.” Already, the 737 is the world’s most popular airplane, with more than 10,000 sold and 4,000 Next Generation 737s delivered. But coming up fast is the latest variant of the 737, the MAX.
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Along with those groups, the Adelaide Elementary Parent Teacher Association was awarded a $1,500 grant that enabled 48 students in grades K-5 to participate in a series of after-school science workshops with the Pacific Science Center. Students were able to participate in hands-on experiments in areas of science outside of their school curriculum. Guidelines and application information are available at www. cityoffederalway.com/CEG or by contacting Denise Catalano at (253) 835-2651 or denise.catalano@ cityoffederalway.com.
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Every high school in Federal Way hosts a High School Planning Night to help eighthgrade students and their parents learn what to expect at high school – and to develop a plan to make the most of their educational opportunities before graduation. Each middle school is assigned to a specific high school for the planning night. Each event runs two hours. Kilo and Totem nights were held Jan. 30 at Thomas Jefferson High School. Other events: • Lakota, Sacajawea, Totem, Nautilus K8 and Woodmont K-8: Feb. 7, 6 p.m. Federal Way High School • Lakota and Saghalie: Feb. 11, 6 p.m., Decatur High School • Illahee and Sequoyah: Feb. 13, 6 p.m., Todd Beamer High School Staff members from both middle and high schools will be on hand, including administrators, counselors, 8th grade advisors, special education teachers, high school special education program specialists, Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers, career and college specialists, and translators.
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romance department, then this article is for you. If you’re an average guy (and who wants to be average anyhow?), you may struggle to find the time to make your lover feel special, or you may think it’s impossible to keep her interested in sex as often as you are. The first point can be learned. The second part, well … she will most likely never think of sex as often as you do. But that’s OK, really. If we’re honest with ourselves men, we probably couldn’t keep up with our own sexual appetite either. So how do you keep the romance going throughout the day, and how to you keep your relationship “fresh” and exciting throughout the year? Here are a few tips to help you out in the romance department. 1. Define romance. When a man uses the word “romance” he often thinks of sex, or at least activity that leads to sex. Romance, for a man, is a three-letter word: sex. When a woman uses the word “romance,” she is thinking of roses, wine, small talk, a night without distractions, help with the kids and dishes, etc. Romance, for a woman,
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Federal Way residents Jason and Debby Coleman are authors of the book “Discovering Your Amazing Marriage.” COURTESY PHOTO Not literally having sex in the kitchen, although that could be exciting on occasion, but the idea is that for my wife to “warm up” to sex, she likes to think about it all day and she needs me to value her throughout the day. She likes to see and hear things from me throughout the day that demonstrates my love for her. It’s an allday process. Many women need to prepare for sex emotionally over a period of time and often times it’s the little things you do for her that help set the mood. 5. It’s the small things that matter. I recently went away on a two-night business trip. I left a small note and a candy bar on her pillow. The next day, I sent her a Facebook message telling her where I had stashed a small box of chocolates for her. I had planned ahead and had left a small treat for her on both nights. Let me tell you, it wasn’t solely because of those little gifts I left, but when I returned from the business trip, the sex was exhilarating— for both of us! I regularly leave little treats or notes for her and I have no idea when she will find them. Sometimes she doesn’t find them for days, and it usually catches her by surprise when she does. Doing small acts of kindness or leaving small reminders of your love for her will help set the stage for romance and keep her thinking of you throughout the day. Here are a few ideas: • If she works, stop by her workplace and bring her a latte, or surprise her with lunch. • Buy a dozen heliumfilled balloons and stuff them in her car when she’s at work or at the grocery
store. • Hide a few Hershey Kisses in a box of frozen peas in the freezer. • Write “I Love You” on the bathroom mirror with a bar of soap. • Buy her a lottery ticket and attach a note saying “I won the lottery when I married you!” • Write her a hand-written love letter. And mail it to her. When’s the last time you did that? • Do all the housework for a weekend. Make her breakfast in bed and clean the house while she enjoys her coffee. • Set up the coffee pot so it automatically brews her coffee just minutes before her morning alarm wakes her up. • Spend time with her at a craft or trade show connected to one of her hobbies. • Go for a drive at sunset. • Take a walk, holding hands. I could give you a hundred different things that you could do to make her feel special, but this short list should stimulate your ideas. What she wants most of all from you can’t be bought. It’s free but in limited quantities. What she wants is your time. Give her enough of your quality time, and you will be well on your way to 24/7 romance. And who knows, your sex life may get more interesting too.
Jason and Debby Coleman are marriage mentors, speakers, and the authors of “Discovering Your Amazing Marriage” (Seraphina Press). They have survived infidelity during the first year of their marriage and have been married for over 23 years. They have four children and reside in Federal Way, WA. Visit www. youramazingmarriage.com.
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Two Federal Way residents, husband and wife Woon-Jae Lee and Jung-Nyeo Lee, have joined a lawsuit over the tour bus crash that killed nine people and injured 38 more in Oregon in December. Jung-Nyeo Lee, the wife, is still recovering in a Portland-area hospital from multiple fractures she received as a result of the crash. Woon-Jae Lee, her husband, is also the personal representative of the estate of his sister, Ae-Ja Kim, who was one of the nine killed. He will be seeking damages as part of the lawsuit against Mi Joo Travel and Tour of Vancouver, B.C. Lee’s brother-in-law, Man-Sum Kim, is currently recovering from two broken legs in a Portland hospital. The Kims had been staying with the Lees while they visited from South Korea. The Dec. 30 crash in Eastern Oregon’s Blue Mountains is considered among the deadliest in the state’s history. A tour bus crashed through a guardrail and rolled down an embankment along an icy Interstate 84. Attorneys Charles Herrmann and John Scholbe amended their initial complaint against Mi Joo Travel to include the company’s president, Edward Kang, as well as the driver of the bus on that fateful night, Haeng-Kyu Hwang. The complaint filed by
the attorneys indicate that they feel that Mi Joo, Kang and Hwang were all negligent and that their actions led to the fatal bus crash. “The deadly combination of driver fatigue, ignored warnings, and excessive speeds in hazardous winter conditions were dictated by management policies established by Defendant Edward Kang that were based upon cost and profit considerations rather than the safety of their passengers,” the complaint alleged. Herrmann noted that the driver was fatigued after working well in excess of the hours allowed by federal regulations. An order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, revoking the company’s permit, found that “Mi Joo Tour and Travel allowed its driver…to drive far in excess of the maximum hours of service (70 hours)…driver Hwang was at 92 hours when he was involved in a crash resulting in 9 passenger fatalities, and 39 passenger injuries.” The night of the crash, conditions on the roadway were icy and foggy. According to the complaint, eyewitnesses place the speed of the bus at or above 70 mph, well above the posted 55 mph speed limit. Herrmann noted that the type of calamity that fell the passengers of the Mi Joo tour bus is unusual, and that they’re fighting to make sure those left behind are properly compensated. “We are also deeply concerned about the emotional trauma experienced by virtually all of these victims. Few people have ever experienced the psychological trauma created by this degree of violence and resulting carnage.”
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Korean School of Federal Way celebrated the end of the first semester with a special event Jan. 26. The celebration featured student presentations, performances and recognitions. Korean School of Federal Way (KSFW) is a Korean language school that opened in 2011. The school focuses on the four elements of language acquisition (speaking, listening, reading and writing). As part of its curriculum, the school offers culture classes such as Taekwondo, traditional dance and music, Korean film, arts and crafts and Korean storytime. The school has a presence in Federal Way as an educational resource for Korean language. Korean was also approved as a foreign language requirement by Federal Way Public Schools. Classes are open to all pre-K to 12th-graders, as well as adults. The school meets at the Federal Way Public Academy from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays during the school year, September through June. The spring semester begins Feb. 9 and ends June 15. Visit www.ksfederalway.org or call (253) 802-5310. Sample some Korean foods, try some Korean arts, and learn a Korean word or two. This is a free monthly event for the greater Federal Way community. Event runs noon to 1 p.m. on March 30, April 27 and May 25. RSVP required: (253) 802-5310.
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With Unified basketball, modified rules require at least three players with cogOn the basketball court, there has to be three Special nitive disabilities for each team on the court at all Olympians on the floor at times. The remaining playall times, paired with two ers can be partner athletes non-Special Olympians. like Young, who typically “We do the sports, but do not take many shots. we also do get-togethers,” “People underestimate Robbins said. “We really are how good the teams are,” trying to bridge the gaps. Ralphs said. “They are way We want everybody to feel off the mark. No like they belong.” one really knows “When I actually Kevin Young knows all about started playing and what can be done athletic success. competing, I found on the court. I have had coaches The Decatur out they played after games who senior starred for at a pretty high the Gator football level. It changed my are just shocked at what we can do.” team and is set to perspective.” Kevin Both Decatur play in the fall at Young, Decatur HS senior teams played in Central Washinga jamboree last ton University. weekend and Young was Deeasily won all six games catur’s only first-team, Allthey played. They also South Puget Sound League dominated their two games 3A defender after leading Wednesday. the league in interceptions. “I didn’t know what to But, even with all his expect,” said senior Michael athletic accomplishments, Gilkey. “Some of these kids Young has been impressed come down and shoot it with the level of competition on the basketball court right in your face. It’s kind of incredible. They are refor the Decatur Unified ally something else.” team. Unified programs have “I thought that it was existed for the past two just going to be special kids decades, born from the idea running around playing that athletic events can be basketball,” Young said. “But when I actually started especially transformative when they include individplaying and competing, I uals who have special needs found out they played at a pretty high level. It changed who play alongside those who don’t. my perspective.”
In 2008, with money from the U.S. Department of Education, the Special Olympics began putting the programs into schools. More than 2,000 schools in 42 states have unified athletic programs, with varying levels of intensity. Decatur isn’t the only school in Federal Way Public Schools to have unified sports programs. Todd Beamer has a basketball team and took on the Gators on Wednesday, along with Ingraham High from Bellevue. Decatur’s Unified program is the envy of Federal Way. “Other schools don’t have a person like me,” Robbins said with a smile. “The main thing is that we are trying to be a family,” Young said. “It just feels right to me. This is the best way I could do that and have fun at the same time.”
The programs In total, the school district’s Special Olympics/ unified programs are open to any student attending kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as students in transition programs. The Federal Way highschool level Unified soccer team finished fourth at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Ne-
Decatur High School sophomore Jowell Franzia-Figuerahs plays defense against a player from Ingraham High on Wednesday night at Saghalie Middle School. Decatur won the game. CASEY OLSON, The Mirror braska. The team received a $12,000 grant from the United States Department of Education. Federal Way has always been on the cutting edge of allowing students with disabilities to participate in sports. Federal Way Public Schools is one of a few districts in the state that offers students with disabilities a chance to get out and play. There are currently about
100 student-athletes participating each season. The program is free for students attending kindergarten through 12th grade within the district. Participants build self-esteem and fitness while gaining the opportunity to participate in an extracurricular activity at school and meet new people. Aside from basketball, Federal Way also offers bowling, soccer and track.
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Songbook” — one night only at 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Lena Horne was a groundbreaking performer. The first African–American pin-up girl (during World War II) defied stereotypes during her early career in Hollywood, and became a key public figure in the entertainment world during the Civil Rights movement with a uniquely eclectic mix of music from a wide variety of sources. Unwilling to be limited in any aspect of her life, Lena sang songs that moved her, which included material written by the Beatles, Kris Kristofferson, and Jim Croce. While never far from a big band and coming to popularity performing standards by the likes of Cole Porter, Rodgers and
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Women’s Club of Federal Way celebrates 40 years These ladies are among some of the original members of the Women’s Club of Federal Way. They were all on hand at a recent meeting to cut cake and celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary of community service. The ladies shared stories of the early days when the club was known as the Welcome Wagon. The Women’s Club of Federal Way is a vibrant, charitable organization with over 130 members who serve the local community. Luncheon meetings are every third Wednesday at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. To learn more about the club, call (253) 927-2766. Pictured left to right: Joyce Huston, Gayle LaRue, Gwen Whyte and Beth Coates. COURTESY PHOTO
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[ ABUSE from page 1] learned that when it comes to the safety of children, “nobody’s toes are too big to step on.” The mother described her family’s traumatic experience at a Jan. 23 symposium sponsored by King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) in Federal Way. Roughly 86 percent of sexual abuse goes unreported, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Most juvenile victims know their perpetrators — typically a relative, a family friend or an acquaintance. At the KCSARC symposium, a couple shared how sexual abuse shook up their church community when they discovered a nephew was molesting their 4-yearold twin daughters. By all accounts, the nephew was considered an upstanding teenager and church member. He played with the couple’s children and mowed their lawn. He was a few merit badges shy of earning Eagle Scout status. While bathing the girls, the mother noticed signs of abuse, and immediately confronted the men in her family. Despite the mother’s job as a Child Protective Services investigator, she had trouble pinpointing the source of abuse until one of the girls came forward. The parents pursued charges. The KCSARC symposium brought together
Love and Logic parenting class: Class Adelines International and the Federal Way runs 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at St. Luke’s Church, Coalition of the Performing Arts. Club is 515 S. 312th St. Cost is $50 per family. Con- also hosting a book sale fundraiser. Cost tact: sleeplessinseattle2005@hotmail. is $14. Newcomers welcome. Reservacom or (253) 835-7393. tions: (253) 927-2766. Financial Peace University: Public art: City Hall is displaying COMMUNITY the work of Arts Alive contest This nine-week course begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Federal Way winner Dennis Harrison, who Church of the Nazarene, 1525 SW uses natural and dyed wood Dash Point Road. To register, call veneers to create stunning im(253) 839-6085. ages. The gallery is located on the second floor at 33325 8th Ave. S. and is Women’s Club of Federal Way: open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Dumas Monthly meeting will be 11 a.m. Feb. 20 Bay Centre is featuring the watercolor work at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. of Federal Way resident Eileen Miryekta, Entertainment will be members of Sweet whose paintings capture the spirit of two
leaders, counselors and congregants from area churches with a goal of spreading awareness on sexual assault and preventing child abuse. The topic hits home for the faith community. Churches are often the first place sex offenders will go, not necessarily to cause harm, but to rebuild their lives after a conviction. Rev. Marvin Eckfeldt has served on the KCSARC board and was a minister of First Christian Church in Kent for 33 years. Eckfeldt supports strict policies and rules for sex offenders who participate in church life. For example, perpetrators must undergo background checks and supervision while on church property, and are not allowed to interact with children. Background checks are limited, but they are better than nothing, Eckfeldt said. These precautions, coupled with awareness and education, can further protect children while the offenders get their lives on track.
Grooming behavior Common threads ran through the stories of these families whose children suffered sexual abuse. These traumatic incidents shattered the parents’ trust when it came to leaving their children in the company of others. Both the parents and children were groomed by the perpetrators to let down their guard.
[ THIEVES from page 1] a burglary with forced entry through a window. Items stolen included jewelry, cash and an iPod. • At 9:35 a.m. Jan. 13 in the 1000 block of South 289th Street, there was an attempted burglary with forced entry on a non-residential property. • At 9:55 a.m. Jan. 22 in the 1000 block of South 295th Place, a stolen vehicle was recovered and three adult male suspects were arrested. • At 1:35 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 28500 block of 10th Avenue South, a burglary took place with forced entry through a window. Cash was stolen. • At 1:41 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 900 block of
Grooming is a process in which a perpetrator gradually gains the victim’s trust, often through harmless interactions that lower inhibitions. The “groomer” often exhibits the following behaviors, according to KCSARC: • Groomers access victims through lies, secrecy and trust. Groomers are often overly helpful, too touchy-feely and extra attentive to children or other vulnerable individuals. • Groomers can be onesided in relationships, such as always giving but never taking. They may violate boundaries of personal space and privacy. • Groomers can seem too charming or too good to be true. They can get aggressive when questioned or confronted about behaviors, and may attempt to form collegial relationship with those who raise questions about their behavior.
waterfront landmarks: Seattle’s Pike’s Place Market and Post Alley. The gallery is at 3200 Dash Point Road and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Trails-to-Transit Workshop: Event runs 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at Korean Women’s Association – Senior City, 31635 23rd Ave. Parking at the Federal Way Transit Center. RSVP: forterra.org/events. Contact Becca Meredith before Feb. 15 for information at firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Francis Women’s Auxiliary: Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, September through April, at the St. Francis medical building. Learn
more: (253) 838-1473. Federal Way Senior Center: Located at 4016 S. 352nd St. in Auburn, the center features an array of computer classes, crafts, dancing, field trips, walks, hikes, daily meals and more. Coming soon: Classic movie matinees. Call (253) 838-3604. Free tax prep: Multi-Service Center will provide free tax preparation for households making less than $51,000. The program is offered in conjunction with United Way of King County. Help is available at 1200 S. 336th St. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through April 13.
...obituaries Kyong Shon Kyong was called home by our Heavenly Father on Thursday, January 24th, after suffering complications due to cancer. She passed on at home surrounded by family, friends and love. Kyong immigrated to the U.S. in 1972 from S. Korea. She moved to Washington in 1977 and became a citizen in 1978. She moved to Federal Way in 1991 and was a small business owner, becoming an integral part of the community when she and her husband started World Mission Tae Kwon Do in 2004. They have served our inner city youth and taught both young and old out of the basement of Our Savior's Baptist Church who so graciously allow them to run their program free of charge, so that they may teach free of charge. Kyong was a deeply spiritual person, dividing her time as a member of both Our Savior's Baptist Church and Light of Grace Korean Church. When she was first diagnosed with cancer in 2010, her motto was "God will bring me through before he brings me home. I am strong in God" She is proceeded Death by both of her parents and is survived by her husband Tae H. Son of Federal Way, 3 sons, David Best Jr. of Tacoma, Henry HoKyun Han of Seattle, Gene Han of Fife and 1 daughter Shelly (Best) Loving of Federal Way. 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, as well as a community of friends whom she loved as family. Viewing will be on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 9:00am - 10:00am followed by Sevices at 10:00am, both at Yahn & Son Funeral Home in Auburn, WA. Donations to help the family can be made to the "Kyong Shon Memorial Fund" at Sterling Bank.
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Learn more • The King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) has a 24-hour resource line at (888) 9986423 or www.kcsarc.org. • Since 1990, Washington has required public registration and notification of convicted sex offenders. Along with supervision as required by law, sex offenders need a supportive environment that steers them away from bad behavior. Churches are often behind-the-scenes heroes in this process.
South 294th Place, a burglary occurred at a vacant home. No property was identified as stolen. • At 2:46 p.m. Jan. 24 in the 800 block of South Marine Hills Way, a home surveillance video identified an adult white male removing two packages from the porch of a residence. • At 10:53 a.m. Jan. 24 in the 1000 block of South 296th Place, a resident reported the theft of a package from a porch.
Learn more Anyone with information should call 911. Federal Way police encourage Marine Hills residents to visit the Safe City network at www.safecityfw.com and sign up under the Marine Hills Neighborhood Group.
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•CLYDE & MARY HUSSEY• Clyde P. Hussey 1918-2013
Age 94, born May 30th 1918 Clyde moved to Maple Glen Assisted Living in Shelton, exactly to the day one year ago from Hoodsport, with his sweetheart bride of 70 years, Mary. Clyde passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Prior to Hoodsport they made their home in Federal Way/Auburn for over 40 years. In his lifetime, Clyde lived in Arizona, Oklahoma, Texas, where he got his college degree at Texas A&M, Oregon, Colorado and Florida. Clyde was a proud WWII veteran, loved God and country. He was involved in the Battle of the Bulge as a Lieutenant Field Commander, earning the Bronze Star. He retired from Seattle Boeing Company as an engineer, and then went on for the next 30 years helping the poor, needy and homeless families to better lives; he made Braille Bibles for the blind all over the world, taught adult bible classes for years at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Federal Way, where he was a Charter Member since 1958. Number one in his life was the love for his Lord; he was so excited that he was going hug his Jesus first when he got to heaven. Clyde was known as the “kind gentleman”, loved by family and friends. He is survived by his sister Virginia Vaughn, her husband Brymilde and brother Franklin Hussey. Preceding him to glory are: his mother and father, a sister and brother. Mary, his beloved wife of 70 years joined him in glory just 2 weeks after his passing. Memorial donations can be sent to: Olympia Union Gospel Mission, PO Box7668, Olympia, WA 985077368 or Tacoma Seafarers’ Center, 1118 port of Tacoma Road., Tacoma, WA 984323-3702
Mary Pauline Hussey 1920-2013
Age 92, born December 25th 1920 in Hereford, Texas. As she always said, “She was born in the town without a tooth ache,” and she ruined Christmas dinner. Mary moved to Maple Glen Assisted Living in Shelton, WA just a year ago from Hoodsport, WA with her husband of 70 years, Clyde. She passed into the hands of her loving Lord and Savior, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 just two weeks after Clyde made the same journey, and they are now dancing together forever. Mary was a gift and a blessing to all who knew her, and will be deeply missed, a devoted wife and mother, she followed the Word of God, the Bible, she knew what to do; Proverbs chapter 31 verses 10-31. She loved her Lord Jesus Christ and grew in His Word by attending many bible studies and sharing with others the Joy that surpasses all human understanding. Mary was a wonderful cook, seamstress, decorator/designer and artist with watercolor and oils. She did work outside of the home as a bookkeeper, when she was young during and after WWII. She loved the beauty of her gardens and the grandeur of Washington state. Her best hobby was Clyde and loving him for 70 years. Prior to Hoodsport, they made their home in Federal Way/Auburn for over 40 years, in her lifetime lived in Texas, Oregon, Colorado, Washington and Florida. Preceding her to Glory are: beloved husband Clyde, her mother and father, a sister and 2 brothers. Clyde and Mary are survived by their three children: daughter: Jean Meyer, husband Lealand, two sons: Charles Hussey II, wife Ginger, and John Douglas Hussey, wife Karen. Five grandchildren: Charles Hussey III, Jason Hussey, Genevieve Nelson, Joshua Meyer, Amy Dorman and 10 great-grandchildren, family, friends and granddog Sassy. The preceding memorial was lovingly submitted by Ginger Hussey.
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Beamer girls snag first-ever SPSL Jefferson’s South basketball championship Neagle is
back with Sounders FC Seattle gives Montreal an international roster slot for Federal Way midfielder By MATT GASCHK
federal way national little league hosting in-person registration Federal Way National Little League is conducting its last in-person registration for the spring 2013 season at the Federal Way Regional Library Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Optionally, on-line registration is now open. Interested parties can go to www.eteamz.com/ fwnll/. Federal Way National Little League offers divisions for youngsters age 5 though 16, from T-Ball through Seniors. Last year, the National All-Star teams won the 9-10 Baseball State title, played in the 10-11 Baseball Championship and won the District title for 9-10 Softball. FWNLL has partnered with area companies to help keep the costs to a minimum. Sponsors help leagues operate smoothly, offer expertise in fund-raising, operations, nutrition and safety.
Todd Beamer freshman Bria Rice (22) led the way for the Titans during their SPSL South-clinching victory Tuesday over the Puyallup Vikings with 20 points. The Titans are now 14-1 in SPSL South Division play. todd dearinger, For the Mirror
Titans ultra-talented freshman class leads Beamer to 62-45 win over Puyallup Tuesday By CASEY OLSON email@example.com
For the first time in the history of Todd Beamer High School, the Titans will be able to hang a South Puget Sound League South Division basketball championship banner inside the school’s gym. The Titan girls clinched the school’s first-ever SPSL South title with a very impressive blowout win over fourth-ranked Puyallup Tuesday night on the road, 62-45. The victory moved 10th-ranked Beamer to 16-3 overall and 14-1
in the SPSL South with one game remaining. The Titans have handed Puyallup (17-2) their only two losses on the season. Beamer ends its regular season Friday night against the Federal Way Eagles, who are the only SPSL South team to beat the Titans. The game, at Beamer, will also play host to the Federal Way Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, which will take place at halftime. The game was tied at 12-12 before the Titans took total control with a huge effort in the second quarter. Beamer outscored the Vikings 16-4 during the eight minutes to take a commanding 28-16 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Titans were again led by their unbelievable freshman
class. Bria Rice led the way with 20 points, Quinessa Caylao-Do added 13 points and fellow ninthgrader, Nia Alexander, chipped in nine points for Beamer. Junior Megan Huff was also impressive for the Titans, finishing with 18 points, including 14 in the first half. Jefferson — The Raiders were beaten by the Kentlake Falcons Tuesday night, 34-23. The loss drops TJ to 5-13 overall and 4-11 in the SPSL North. The Raiders end their season Friday at home against Tahoma. Decatur — The Gators remained winless on the season with a 54-15 loss to the Enumclaw Hornets Tuesday night. Decatur (0-18 overall, 0-9 SPSL 3A) finishes its season Friday night at home against Auburn Mountainview.
When the 2013 MLS home openers were announced in December, Lamar Neagle circled March 2 as his first opportunity to return home since the Sounders FC traded the Federal Way native to the Montreal Impact during the preseason last year. Neagle, a Thomas Jefferson graduate and Federal Way resident, may be on the field at CenturyLink Field that night, but it won’t be with the Impact. The Sounders FC instead brought Lamar Neagle Neagle back for his third stint with the club in the team’s five-year history in a trade on Monday, sending an international roster slot to Montreal for the 25-year-old midfielder. “It’s amazing. It’s going to be nice to be able to see my family and be around my little sister and everything like that,” Neagle said. “I know the fans are going to enjoy it. They had so much support for me when I left originally … It’s going to be good to hear from them again. I know my family is going to be ecstatic. I can’t imagine what my mom and my grandma are going to say when they find out. And the teammates. I know a lot of guys have changed. In the offseason I came back and I connected with a few of the guys so it’ll be a good homecoming.” [ more neagle page 28 ]
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This Super Bowl spread, much like everything else associated with the game, is larger than life.
Namath and the New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts. The first two contests were called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. The name Super Bowl supposedly came from Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, who took it in part from the then-popular Super Ball kids toy. Super Bowl Sunday, which is now unofficially a national holiday in the U.S., will honestly have nothing to do with the football game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
Unless you are literally living under a rock, you know that the Super Bowl is taking place Sunday. Super Sunday is the culmination of a long season of watching football and a chance for Americans to gorge themselves on chicken wings, queso dip and Bud Light. It’s perfect. But it wasn’t always like that. The phenomenon that is now the Super Bowl isn’t really that old of a thing. The actual name, Super Bowl, didn’t materialize until 1969 when Joe
Analysts are expecting 115 million viewers to tune in and pretend like they are watching the game, but are really watching the commercials. If those numbers come to fruition, it will be the most-watched television show in history. In fact, eight of the top 10 shows of all time are Super Bowls. The only stragglers are the series finales of M*A*S*H and Cheers. It’s so ridiculously huge that a 30-second commercial Sunday will cost an advertiser $4 million. The Super Bowl is so big that [ more sidelines page 28 ]
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Postseason kicks off this weekend around the SPSL By CASEY OLSON firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s that time of the year. This weekend marks the start of the postseason for most of the winter high school sports. Gymnastics, swimming and diving and wrestling will have competitions running both Friday and Saturday, and the South Puget Sound League boys and girls basketball regular season will come to an end. The 2A/3A/4A Sub-District Gymnastics Meet will take place Saturday at Mount Rainier High School with all four Federal Way schools competing. Jefferson looks like the best of the bunch, led by senior twins Monica and Shelby Church. The Raiders averaged close to 160 points during the regular season. Arian Carpio In the swimming pool, athletes will be after berths to the Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Meet Friday and Saturday. Curtis High School will host the West Central District Meet. Last weekend, Jefferson finished 11th, Federal Way was 12th and Beamer was 13th at the 14-team SPSL 4A Swim and Dive Championships. But a bulk of the action will be on the wrestling mats this weekend. There will be four separate tournaments stretching across the South Puget Sound League. On the boys’ side, Jefferson will travel to Kent-Meridian for the 2013 SPSL North Division Tournament, Beamer and Federal Way will be at Curtis for the SPSL South Tournament and Decatur will travel to Auburn Mountainview Friday and Saturday for the SPSL 3A Sub-District Tournament. The Gators seem to have the best chance at excelling in the postseason. Decatur was ranked in the top-three at the Class 3A level all year and have several individuals who should qualify for the Mat Classic State Tournament. Trysten Dawson (113 pounds), Leviticus Arizpe (120), Isaiah Diggs (138), Brandon Zimmerman (160), Nick Karis (170), Spencer Smith (182), Rowland Gaydosh (195) and Kyle Gleed (285)
are all ranked in the top-10 in their respective weight classes by WashingtonWrestlingReport.net. At the 4A level, Beamer and Federal Way also have wrestlers ranked in the top-10 entering the postseason, including Alex Davidson (106, Federal Way), Brett Dykman (113, Beamer) and Brian Dykman (120, Beamer). On the girls’ side, the sub-regional tournament will also feature the return of a pair of state-title contenders from Beamer. Arian Carpio and Vanessa Dixon were earlier declared ineligible for one year after competing in a tournament in California earlier this month. Both Carpio and Dixon are the top-ranked wrestlers in their respective weight classes, according to washingtonwrestlingreport.com. Carpio wrestles at 112 pounds and Dixon is a 145-pounder. Carpio won the 114-pound title at the Napa Valley Girls Classic with a perfect 5-0 record and Dixon finished up in second at 146 with a 4-1 record. The girls were suspended after it was determined they violated a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) rule that says no “school team or individual contestant shall be eligible to represent a school in an athletic contest unless the coach is an employee of the school district in which he/she coaches.” No official Beamer coach accompanied the girls to California. But it was determined after the girls appealed the year suspension by WIAA executive director Mike Colbrese that the girls didn’t compete as Beamer wrestlers, but as members of their club team, Federal Way Spartans. Carpio is not a Federal Way School District employee. However, he said the girls were not representing Beamer and wore their club singlets. The Federal Way High School girls team should also make some noise in the postseason. The Eagles won the SPSL Tournament title midseason and finished third at the massive 37-team Lady Wolf Pack Tournament last weekend, which should be a good indication of the state meet. The Eagles are led by senior Bianca Arizpe, who is the top-ranked 118-pounder in the state.
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Eastern Washington University senior guard Jeffrey Forbes has played in 110 games for the Eagles after a stellar career at Federal Way High School, where he won a state title his senior year. courtesy eastern washington
Tracking the grads: Forbes primed to set games-played record at Eastern Washington Eastern Washington University men’s basketball player Jeffrey Forbes long ago established himself as a complete player who brings intensity and energy to both the offensive and defensive side. Now, as the end of the senior guard’s career draws near, he is not only earning respect for his consistency of playing well on the court, but also for his durability to always stay on it. Currently, Forbes has played in 110 games to rank seventh in school history, and by the end of the season could break Marc Axton’s (2002-05) school record of 119 games played. “It would mean a lot and is a big accomplishment,” said Forbes, who won a state
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“Mostly though, it’s going to the gym and getting my workouts in. Lifting weights really keeps you in shape and healthy.” Forbes gives opponents headaches by being a prolific 3-point shooter and an 88 percent free throw shooter. Currently, he is third alltime at Eastern in 3-pointers made (164) and fourth in attempts (434), and is 20 makes and 65 attempts away from the school record. In his career at the free throw line, Forbes has made what would be a school record at 87.9 percent (152-of-173), but he is 45 attempts shy to meet the minimum of two free throw attempts per game. “It’s a lot of work – you have to put in a lot of work in everything you do,” Forbes said. “Some people [ more grads page 34 ]
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championship at Federal Way High School his senior season. “It shows that I love playing the game.” He has also started 98 career games, and his 100th could occur at EWU’s next home game on Monday against Portland State. “It’s hard to explain because it’s an accomplishment and goal that I’ve been trying to reach as a player,” Forbes said. “Luckily, I’ve been able to stay healthy and keep that starting spot.” If he doesn’t miss another game, Axton’s games played record will be tied on Feb. 28 when EWU hosts Northern Colorado and broken when the Eagles host North Dakota on Senior Day on the afternoon of March 2 against North Dakota. “Eating healthy is a big thing. Making sure I eat all the right things,” Forbes said.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE FORMATION OF THE STEEL LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT The City of Federal Way received a petition to reform the Steel Lake Management District (SLMD), Number 1, and has passed a resolution of intention to do so (13-630). The resolution has set a public hearing to consider putting the formation of the District to a vote of the affected property owners and proceeding with the formation of the District for February 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the City of Federal Way Council Chambers at 33325 8th Ave. S., Federal Way, WA. 98003. The nature of the proposed activity to be undertaken by the District will be to continue to provide an organizational structure and funding mechanism that allows for proactive lake management focusing on the protection and enhancement of water quality, recreational use and aesthetic value of Steel Lake from 2014 through 2023. Unallocated funds left in the current Steel Lake LMD (estimated to be $15,000.00 at the end of 2013) will roll over into the reformed LMD. The estimated maximum amount of special assessments that is proposed for the LMD in 2014 is $15,232.00, which will be collected annually to finance the District activities, with the total amount to be collected during the life of the District being $152,320.00. The proposed duration of the District is ten years from the date such District is actually formed by ordinance. The proposed boundaries of the District encompass all properties adjacent to Steel Lake with lake front footage or with deeded lake access. The proposed rate structure is based on equal charges for similar parcels. Single family developed parcels (RS9.6) will be charged $95.00 per year. Vacant parcels (RS9.6) will be charged $33.00 per year. The multi residential property (RM 1800) will be charged $306.00 per year. The Steel Lake Park parcel will be charged $2,279.00 per year. The Department of Fish and Wildlife parcel with a public boat launch will be charged $3,895.00 per year. Please contact Mr. Dan Smith, Surface Water Quality Program Coordinator at (253) 835-2756 or email@example.com with questions or comments. Printed in the Federal Way Mirror: February 1, 2013 FWM 1976
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are gifted, but the really good shooters out-work the talented players. Since I’ve been playing basketball I was always coached on shooting techniques and repetition.” He also has scored 954 points in his career -- just 46 from the coveted 1,000-point mark. Not only is he a sharp shooter, but he also prides himself on being a high energy defender. His defensive prowess shows up in the steals column where he is currently eighth all-time in school history with 113 and is only four away from ranking sixth. “You can’t win games without defense,” said Forbes. “My mentality is if I stop my guy we have a better chance of winning. And if everyone stops their guy we have a better chance of winning. I try to set the tone on defense. I like being the hustle player with energy, and let everyone know that if we want to win we have to get it done on defense.” Forbes is glad to be able to accomplish these milestones, but right now he and the team are focused on finishing the season strong and getting into the Big Sky Conference Tournament. His team’s next game is Saturday at home against Montana. “I just try to lead by example,” Forbes said. “I want to do everything the right way and show that what you do off the court affects what you do on the court. I try to be a good student as well, and show that education is important.” Forbes and the Eagles are
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Michael Hale III made the most of his homecoming by scoring a career-high 35 points and that helped the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) hold off Seattle University, 78-75, Jan. 24 at KeyArena. The victory, the Roadrunners’ first in more than a month, snapped a seven-game losing streak and was the program’s first in Western Athletic Conference play. UTSA (5-14, 1-8 WAC) never trailed and led by as many as 14 points, but it had to hold off a furious rally by the Redhawks (6-12, 1-7 WAC). Hale III, who graduated from Federal Way High School and also played at Decatur through his junior season, was 9-for-18 from the field and 16-of-17 at the free-
Federal Way High School graduate Michael Hale III finished with a career-high 35 points during a 78-75 win over Seattle University at KeyArena on Jan. 24. Hale III is averaging 16.4 points for the University of Texas-San Antonio. courtesy utsa athletics throw line in topping his previous career-best of 31 set earlier this season against Texas State. He was 8-for-8 at the charity stripe in the final four-and-a-half minutes to help the Roadrunners respond after Seattle had tied the score at 65 with 6:03 left to play. Trailing 58-46, the Redhawks reeled off nine unanswered points to pull to within three (58-55), the closest they had been since the opening minute of the contest. Hale’s 35-point outburst is
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