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City considers cameras to catch school-zone speeders BY STEVE HUNTER firstname.lastname@example.org
The city of Kent might install cameras in the fall to catch speeders of more than 20 mph at as many as three school zones. “It came from me,” said City
Councilman Bill Boyce about the idea to add the cameras. “I think it’s a good thing. I served on the (Kent) School Board for 17 years and it’s all about safety. I’ve seen the cameras in other cities and I asked our police chief why we were not doing that in Kent?”
Just about every city surrounding Kent runs the school-zone cameras, including Auburn, Federal Way, Des Moines and Renton. Seattle added the cameras last year. As chairman of the council’s Public Safety Committee, Boyce
directed Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas and his staff to study what it would take to add school zone speeding cameras in Kent. If approved by the threemember committee and the full seven-member council, cameras could be operational in the fall.
Boyce hopes to get the proposal to the council in April or May. “We’ll pilot three schools to start,” Thomas said. “We’ll do studies before we pick the schools, talk to the Kent School District [ more CAMERAS page 4 ]
South King County cities work to fund repairs to aging freight routes BY ROBERT WHALE email@example.com
SO PAINFULLY CLOSE A despondent Kent-Meridian wrestler Joshua Smith falls to the mat in disappointment after coming up short to Yelm’s Dillon Harris for the 138-pound state championship at Mat Classic XXV in the Tacoma Dome last Saturday. Harris prevailed by a 3-2 decision. For more on the state meet, see page 16. RACHEL CIAMPI, Reporter
Officials abandon efforts to create homeless shelter on East Gowe Street BY MARK KLAAS firstname.lastname@example.org
Facing strong opposition from business and community leaders, the Kent Homelessness Partnership Effort (KentHOPE) and Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission officials have aborted efforts to establish a shelter on East Gowe Street. Concerned about a growing problem in the city, KentHOPE and the Union Gospel
Commissioners from the ports of Tacoma and Seattle, business owners, labor leaders, and the mayors of Auburn and Kent met at Auburn City Hall to talk about the problems posed by aging freight routes within Green River valley cities. From more than an hour’s worth of give and take at the Feb. 14 meeting emerged something politicians and leaders rarely reach these days — consensus. Consensus, that is, that most of the freight routes along which goods flow from valley warehouses to the two ports — especially to Tacoma — are falling apart Lewis or on the cusp of falling apart, while federal and state governments that once helped cities pay for maintenance and construction plead poverty. Agreement also that if money can’t be found for repair [ more ROUTES page 17 ]
Mission took steps to convert a vacant furniture store into a day center/shelter for the homeless. But the pursuit met considerable resistance from business and community leaders, notably the Kent Chamber of Commerce and Kent Downtown Partnership (KDP). “It became really evident that the chamber of commerce wasn’t really supportive of the idea,” said Paul LaRose, emergency services administrator for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission who oversees satellite shelters. “We want to work with a community supportive of (the idea). We just don’t want to do it on our own. We want
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Mike Dobner sits poolside at the coaches table looking up at the scoreboard in the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center as his swimmers approach the blocks. The water splashes in front of him, the fans cheer behind him and the announcer’s voice booms above him. All the commotion doesn’t bother the
Bridging the language barrier: Coach Mike Dobner signs to his swimmers during the state championships. MICHELLE CONERLY, Kent Reporter
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Jury finds ex-SPSL volleyball coach guilty of sex crime BY STEVE HUNTER firstname.lastname@example.org
A jury found a former Mount Rainier High School volleyball coach guilty of third-degree attempted rape of a child and communication with a minor for immoral purposes in connection with a girl the man met at Lake Meridian Park in Kent. The King County Superior Court jury reached its verdict Wednesday against Daniel Gregory Lum-Lung, 35, of Renton, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 1 and faces up to a year in jail. He pleaded not guilty to the charge in November 2011. Lum-Lung is the second former South Puget Sound League coach facing a jail sentence because of a sex crime. Ernie Ammons, a former Kent-Meridian High School teacher and track coach, pleaded guilty
earlier this month to communication with a minor for immoral purposes. He is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 22. Kent Police arrested Lum-Lung on Nov. 15, 2011 for investigation of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, according to charging papers. He posted bail and was released two days later from the county jail. Bail was set at $50,000. Until his arrest, LumLung taught physical education at Cascade Middle School and coached girls volleyball at Mount Rainier, both in the Highline School District. Lum-Lung met the 15-year-old girl on a telephone chat line. They agreed to meet at about Oct. 22, 2011 at Lake Meridian Park, according to charging papers. While at the park, LumLung allegedly made several verbal requests of the girl to do certain sexual acts. The
girl told him no. The girl also told police that Lum-Lung asked her to meet him inside the park restroom. She left the park after he entered the restroom. A couple of days later, the girl received an email reportedly from Lum-Lung that referred to “with you in the rain at Lake Meridian.” The email sender also asked if she wanted to see him again. They never met again. The girl and her mother reported the incident to the girl’s Kent school and police were contacted. Detectives obtained a search warrant and served it on Yahoo to access the Internet account connected with the emails sent to the girl. Detectives served the warrant on Oct. 27, 2011 and received Yahoo’s response two weeks later. The account showed a name of Black Stevebn. A search of the contact list showed a list of Mount Rainier volleyball players that eventually led detectives to Lum-Lung. Detectives obtained a state Department of Licensing photograph of Lum-Lung and created a six-photograph lineup including his photo to show to the girl. She positively identified the photo of Lum-Lung as the man who met her at the park.
Kent man faces long prison sentence for attempted murder of 3 women
PERRY ELECTED TO SCA PANEL City of Kent Councilwoman Jamie Perry was elected to the 2013 Executive Committee of the Sound Cities Association (SCA), which represents 35 cities in King County and provides a regional voice for nearly one million people. Perry is serving her second term on the SCA Board. She is also the SCA communications chair who has revamped the agencyâ€™s brand and website.
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according to prosecutors. The jury also found by special verdict a basis for a potential exceptional sentence since one victim was pregnant at the time of the attack. Ejonga had been friends with one of the women and her brother. Ejonga was kicked out of their Des Moines home for stealing money from the womanâ€™s mother. Ejonga, claiming he would pay back money he owed for the theft and for damaging her car, met with the woman and two of her friends, but then, without warning, attacked them, according to charging papers. The assault was so severe that two of the women were hospitalized in critical condition. When one of the women attempted to flee, Ejonga chased after her, and despite her pregnant condition, inflicted more stab wounds to her body. She
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A man died Tuesday morning in a fire at the Sunset Motel on Pacific Highway South in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Reporter
Man dies in Kent motel fire A Kent man died in a fire Tuesday morning at the Sunset Motel, 25006 Pacific Highway S. Firefighters were called to the motel shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday for a small fire in a room, according to a Kent Police media release. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. When the first engine company arrived minutes later, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the room and spread-
ing to the adjoining rooms. Additional resources were called to the scene and the fire was brought under control a short time later. Firefighters entered and conducted a search of the damaged rooms. They located the body of man, believed to be the tenant of the room where the fire started. Kent Police detectives were then summoned to assist with the investigation. The identity of the man had not yet been released Tuesday. â€“ Steve Hunter
A 22-year-old Kent man could be sentenced in March to more than 50 years in prison after a jury convicted him of three counts of first-degree attempted murder for stabbing three women in 2011 in Des Moines. Jojo D. Ejonga is scheduled to be sentenced at 2:30 p.m. March 29 before King County Superior Court Judge Patrick Oishi at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. A jury convicted Ejonga Jan. 29 for the May 2011 knife attack on three unarmed women, one of whom was 7-months pregnant, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorneyâ€™s Office. He is in custody at the county jail at the RJC. With the deadly weapon enhancements, Ejonga will face a sentence range of 51 to 66 years in prison,
underwent an emergency C-section and the baby survived. A woman in her 50s, her daughter in her 20s and a family friend also in her 20s were attacked at about 11 p.m. May 8, 2011 in the 23000 block of 30th Avenue South, according to a Des Moines Police media release. Des Moines Police located Ejonga at about 2:30 a.m. May 9, 2011 on South 240th Street near Pacific Highway South. He was taken into custody without incident. Ejonga declined to talk to detectives or officers about the incident. Officers noticed that the man had a cut on his right hand and minor cuts to his face. Officers also observed blood on his shoes and socks, according to court documents. Officers found a cellphone and checkbook that belonged to one of the women in Ejongaâ€™s possession.
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[ CAMERAS from page 1] about their concerns and review our traffic data.” Boyce, in his second year on the council, emphasized the cameras aren’t being considered in order to increase city revenue. “People can look at it that way,” Boyce said when asked about whether residents might oppose the cameras as a revenueraising tactic. “This is about protecting kids by being pro-active. My goal is to (eventually, if drivers follow the speed limit) not give out any tickets.” The Mukilteo City Council in 2011 repealed an ordinance to allow traf-
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Kentridge coach at all – not just because he’s been coaching for 11 years but also because he can’t hear it. Dobner was born deaf to hearing parents. After swimming on a club team in his youth and becoming a swim coach later on in life, the issue of communication has come full circle. “(When I swam) I had a friend who could clarify for me,” Dobner said. “(Now) if (the team) doesn’t under-
fic cameras for running red lights and speeding in school zones after city voters passed an initiative to restrict cameras. Cameras will take a photo of a speeding vehicle (measured by radar sensors) and after review by a police officer, the hired company will send a ticket to the vehicle’s registered owner. Des Moines charges $210 for a speeding ticket in a school zone. Seattle charges $189. “We haven’t determined a dollar amount yet,” Boyce said. Kent Police traffic Sgt. Robert Constant gave an informational report Feb.
12 to the Public Safety Committee. He said the traffic volumes at schools need to be high enough to support the cost of the cameras. He has met with two outside vendors interested in getting the city contract to provide the cameras. “The maintenance cost with an outside vendor and our costs per month does negate certain schools from being able to participate based on the fact of volume,” Constant said. “The areas we utilize will need to have enough contact (vehicles) to support the service.” The city will soon post a request for proposals (RFP) to get bids from companies, Constant said.
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based American Traffic Solutions contracts with Des Moines, Seattle, Federal Way, Issaquah and more than 300 other communities to provide traffic camera services that include the equipment as well as mailing out tickets. Constant said he found out by talking to neighboring cities that violators drop off significantly after the first six months to a year following camera installation. He said Des Moines Police saw a 82 percent reduction and Renton a 62 percent drop after a year. But despite the drops, the cities still had enough violators to pay for the program. Kent city officials still
need to determine where any revenue from the tickets would go after costs are covered. “It’s very important to me that the funding generated from the program goes back into traffic safety and not find its way to other places where it might be needed,” said Councilwoman Dana Ralph, a Public Safety Committee member. Thomas said fellow police chiefs he talked to said their cities designated funds to traffic enforcement or pedestrian and vehicle safety. “It’s about kids getting to school safely,” Thomas said. “It’s not meant to generate more revenue. The purpose is to keep kids safe.”
stand, they’ll ask me to repeat it or the assistant coach will let them know.” The language barrier between Dobner and his swimmers doesn’t take long to bridge. At first, he might have trouble reading lips of new swimmers, but as the year progresses, Dobner and his team practice with few miscommunications. Sometimes, he’ll write it on a piece of paper. Other times, he’ll gesture to what he wants the boys to do. Dobner also has an app
on his smartphone called Dragon Dictate, which uses voice recognition technology to transcribe what others say so he can read it. But even the best technology and alternate forms of communication can’t eliminate miscommunications. At times, some of the misunderstandings make very funny memories for everyone. “One time I was with another coach, and I spoke a word into Dragon Dictate,” Dobner said. “It came out vomit, and that was not what I was trying to say. “(Miscommunications) have made the swimmers laugh several times.” But it’s not about translating word for word. Dobner explained that the meaning of the sentence is what’s most important. As long as
the message gets through, the translation doesn’t necessarily have to be literal. Dobner also teaches American Sign Language (ASL) at the high school and college levels. He believes the programs are thriving and expanding, giving him more motivation to continue teaching ASL. “I’m lucky our (program) is going strong,” Dobner said. At the South Puget Sound League Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way last weekend, Kentridge placed eighth out of 16 teams with junior Chase Bublitz winning the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events. The Chargers’ 200-yard freestyle relay team took second.
Dobner believes the positive attitude and work ethic of his team led to their victories over the weekend and a strong finish to a good season. The third annual “So you think Kent has talent!” finals are set for 2 p.m. June 2 at the KentMeridian Performing Arts Center. Online registration is open for contestants at www. allegrodance.com. All talent is welcome. There are three age divisions. The preliminary rounds of competition are May 11 at the Allegro Performing Arts Academy. All proceeds will benefit Wings of Karen, a local breast cancer research effort. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. The show raised nearly $5,000 for the Kent Youth and Family Services the past two years.
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Committee discusses civility laws for downtown parks BY STEVE HUNTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent City Councilman Les Thomas said each time he goes for early-morning coffee in downtown Kent he sees a group of about eight to 10 men standing around the Rotary ball fountain at Town Square Plaza. “It makes single women uncomfortable,” Thomas said at a Feb. 12 council’s Public Safety Committee meeting. “All of the men are waiting for the library to open so they can go keep warm.” The committee continues to study whether new civility laws are needed to help reduce behavior problems at downtown parks by the homeless. Civility laws apply to anyone in a public space engaging in inappropriate behaviors. David A. Galazin, assistant city attorney, told the committee that park staff continues to find activity that prohibits enjoyment by others. “A few bad apples ruin it for everybody,” said Galazin, who is
working with the committee about potential new laws. “People leave for their safety or their children’s safety.” If Kent Police had stricter civility laws to enforce, officers might Thomas be able to reduce the problems. “It’s the same small grope of people and the same behavior over and over,” Galazin said. “We’re working on a conceptual framework for an ordinance that would include exclusion from public facilities.” Public urination and defecation loom as one of the larger problems. Galazin said exclusion laws in order to make an impact need to carry a long enough ban to address repeat violators and apply to other nearby public facilities. “With downtown area parks (now), you can exclude them from one facility and they can step across the street to another facility,” Galazin said. “If you put parks in a grouping and consider
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them as one unit you could have as few as two places or as many as 10.” Galazin said the committee might want to consider making public urination a misdemeanor rather than a civil infraction. Misdemeanors include higher fines than civil infractions as well as the potential of jail time. Councilwoman Dana Ralph likes the idea of grouping parks together so a person would be banned from numerous public facilities if they break the law. Ralph serves on the Public Safety Committee with Thomas and Bill Boyce. “This is not a target on one population but the community as a whole,” Ralph said. “This is for behaviors that you would not do if your mother was standing there. I want to move forward with this to give police a tool to help them with their jobs.” Exclusion of violators from public parks would help police, Galazin said.
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An ordinance with new civility laws could be considered by the committee in March before going to the full seven-member council for approval. “There is big enough interest in this and it’s important to do it well,” Ralph said. Pat Crockett, who owns the Creamery building downtown on Meeker Street, told the committee she’s seen beer bottles left near her building and saw a man who wanted to pick fights with people who walked past him along the street. “On Sunday, two men urinated at the corner of our building,” Crockett said. Thomas responded that the new ordinance would only deal with parks. “Streets and sidewalks are another issue and not part of this ordinance,” Thomas said. Police cannot remove someone from a street or sidewalk unless criminal activity has occurred, Galazin said. Sarah Davidson, a representative of KentHope, part of a group
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that wants to find a site for a 24hour homeless shelter downtown, said her group supports civility laws and wants to help businesses and police reduce the behavior problems. “Maybe we can provide port-apotties,” Davidson said. Parks Director Jeff Watling replied that public restrooms do exist downtown, including Town Square Plaza, the Kent Library, City Hall and Kent Station. He said the park restroom closes at dusk and park staff has had to make sure people do not try to camp overnight inside the restroom. The committee took up the issue after a council workshop discussion Jan. 15 about whether to adopt civility laws because of so many complaints from residents and business owners. King County Metro uses civility laws to handle behavior problems at transit stations and on buses, including criminal penalties for public urination and disturbances.
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Culprits need to pay for damaged roads Thank you, Mr. Bremner, for providing statistics on the road materials and conditions that contribute to the major ongoing damage caused by the thousands of trucks that use Kent’s streets and roads. Let me add a friendly correction regarding the Kent valley’s trucking volume: the Kent valley houses the fourthlargest manufacturing business complex in the nation, not the state. I live very close to the eastwest 228th corridor and that street is an ugly, bumpy patchwork of asphalt over concrete. Sysco’s trucking firm is located on 228th and it’s huge 16-, 18-wheelers lumber through this corridor every day. Despite Mr. Bremner’s good evidence about the subpar
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engineering road work that wasn’t/isn’t meant to handle the kinds of heavy trucks abundant in the area, the business community (led by our Chamber of Commerce) fights off every effort by councilmembers Jamie Perry and Elizabeth Albertson to get sufficient funds allocated through a robust business and
City’s ‘flood wall’ provides stability, safety I would like to thank the King County flood district executive committee members for passing the recommendation to move forward on the city of Kent’s “flood wall” design for the BriscoeDesimone Levee. A special thanks to Councilmember Julia Patterson as she spoke so passionately and
with great understanding of the issue citing financial, business and environmental positives to city of Kent’s plan. We appreciate that the Flood Control Zone District is trying to balance the work of achieving maximum flood protection while also moving forward
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February prompts thoughts of family summer vacations. I think that is the case, anyway. I never go anywhere or have fun, but I imagine folks who go on vacations start imagining running off to somewhere to do something – I’m not sure what. The one great family vacation I recall is when I forced my kids to go to St. Ignatius, Mont., to drive around the National Bison Range. The memorable moment of this vacation came when I had to drive like mad to make it from Helena to the bison range before it closed at about 6 p.m. My son, Chris, wanted to go through it (he was about 7 at the time) and my daughter Katy, who was 9, did not want to do anything except leave Montana as quickly as possible. One of the true parental joys in life comes when you get to drag your kids to a place they hate and will always remember as a psychologically scaring family outing. This is what makes having children worthwhile. We made the bison range just at closing and didn’t see so much as a sparrow for nearly the entire drive. That is, until we came around a bend in the road and suddenly were surrounded by an entire buffalo herd. The bulls blocked the sunlight from the windows of our car as they rubbed up against it with their big butts. It was a great educational moment. Katy did what all good girls do. She said we were all going to die and it was all her “stupid brother’s fault.” There is nothing like a family outing to bring everyone together with happy postcard memories. What made me think of this Hallmark
with levee upgrades that can meet the test of being certified and accredited to provide assurance to thousands of businesses in the Valley. We are proud to be business owners, managers and employers in the sixth-largest city in the state. Our commitment to community growth and improvement is part of what makes our community strong
occupation (B&O) tax on the very businesses that cause the damage to our streets and roads. The council finally adopted a puny $5 million dollar B&O tax with more loopholes than Swiss cheese. The list of exempted business types reads like the business section of the Kent phone book. Businesses like Boeing and other major companies and warehouse distributors can surely afford to pay more to the city in which they do business. It’s obvious that chamber bigwigs lobbied for exemptions for their businesses. Even with that minimal B&O fund, the chamber now wants to dictate to the city exactly how the city can use the funds and on which projects. We paid a hefty tax to pay for the installation of 228th years ago. Because of the constant severe abuse to the [ more LETTERS page 7 ]
and successful. Our concern centers on the levees that are needed for flood protection of the Green River Valley, a manufacturing and warehousing hub that is the second largest of its kind on the West Coast, and which hosts economic activity and jobs accounting for one-eighth of the state’s gross domestic product (GOP). I want to reiterate the need to take action in favor of the Kent plan due to the following reasons: t*UJTJNQFSBUJWFUPUIF [ more KEIKKALA page 7 ]
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roads by heavy trucks, we now have a lumpy, bumpy second-rate stretch of road that needs a major overhaul. Mr. Bremner and Kent residents, including myself, would like to know why the culprits are not paying up for the damage they cause. And
[ KEIKKALA from page 6 ] business community that we take immediate steps to ensure BriscoeDesimone and other levees along the Green River are certified. This has direct and significant implications for flood mapping, for insurance costs, for development and redevelopment costs, and for the health and well-being of the manufacturing and warehousing businesses in the valley. t8FIFMQFEXJUIUIFTVDDFTTGVM $7 million appropriation for BriscoeDesimone levee upgrades, and want to ensure those dollars are put to work, as soon as possible, on levee
[ BOX from page 6 ] moment was some research I was doing about Medieval literature, particularly Chaucerâ€™s â€œThe Canterbury Tales.â€? The little pilgrimage Chaucer was describing was the family vacation of its day. People would gather together and make a pilgrimage to a some holy place where there was a dead guy or two. In Chaucerâ€™s tales the group was going to Thomas Becketâ€™s
improvements that can yield construction jobs and both protect and maximize the tens of thousands of jobs in Kent, Renton and Tukwila that depend on the structural integrity of that levee reach. t8FDPNQMFUFMZTVQQPSUUIF long-term objective of flood protection for levees along the Green River, but given limited and finite financial resources, we ask that levees first be certified and .accredited while we continue to strive toward this longterm goal. The Kent Chamber of Commerce and the city of Kent have worked extensively on this issue. After numer-
shrine. Medieval pilgrimages were often headed to Jerusalem. Kind of the RV trips of the day with no RV. Margery Kempe wrote a book about her pilgrimages around 1400. She is best known for her mystical conversations with God and driving everyone nuts on the pilgrimage with her constant harping when anyone had too much fun. Apparently after 14 children she was done with family fun.
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owner in downtown Kent, take a look at your business with a different â€œset of eyes,â€? from the perspective of a new customer. How would you feel about walking up to and into your business? Is your storefront clean, inviting and free of graffiti and debris? Is the back of your building clean and free of graffiti and debris? Sometimes we forget about the impression the outside of our business gives, especially to a new potential customer. If you have graffiti and are unable to remove it, please let the Kent Downtown Partnership know
and we will help you to determine how to remove it. The KDP works directly with the city of Kent as one of the Adopt-a-Block participants to help remove graffiti, so we have most of the materials to do so. Please help us make our downtown a destination that people feel good about visiting by helping us to keep it clean and free of graffiti and debris. Each one of us can make a big difference. Thank you. Barbara Smith is executive director of the Kent Downtown Partnership. Reach her at 253-813-6976, or barbaras@ kentdowntown.org
ous meetings on this topic we are in agreement that immediate construction of the â€œflood wallâ€? design is at the highest priority in providing economic stability and safety in the Green River Valley. Thank you in advance for your willingness to hear our concerns and consider this approach to addressing the levees along the Green River, in particular the Briscoe-Desimone levee reach. Andrea Keikkala is executive director for the Kent Chamber of Commerce. Reach her at 253-854-1770, ext. 140, or andreak@ kentchamber.com.
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SOROPTIMIST OF KENT PLANS FUNDRAISER MARCH 14 Soroptimist of Kent will have a dinner, auction and fashion show at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at Emerald Downs in Auburn. Tickets are $50 for the group’s primary fundraiser. The event will raise money for the Genesis Project, which helps young women and girls in South King County get out of sex trafficking. For tickets, call Adrienne Rockwell at 253-631-3372 or email rockwelladrienne@ comcast.net.
KENT SEEKS ARTISTS The city of Kent seeks prints, photographs, paintings, works on paper and other types of artwork for the juried Kent Summer Art Exhibit. The exhibition will be on display June 1-Aug. 30. The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. March 20. No application fee is required. All entries must be submitted at www.4culture.org.
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An online dance competition was something Marie Spieldenner and her family had never heard of before. Nonetheless, she decided to enter it. “It’s a chance to be judged again and also to continue to create exposure for yourself,” said Spieldenner’s mom, Carolyn. Come to find out for the Allegro Performing Arts Academy dancer, the combination of dance and the Internet unfolded into a new platform where her talents could be displayed for all the world to see. And from the results, the 14-year-old Kent girl made a great impression, winning her division in Dance Upon a Dream (DUAD), a new online competition created by Josh Horner, a judge on “Dancing with the Stars Australia” and choreographic consultant for Disney. “We create a hub, a vibe, an experience,” Horner said of the contest. “It’s exactly what performing is all about – sharing your gifts with the world.” To enter, Horner had families put to use the performance DVDs most buy after competitions.
Kent’s Marie Spieldenner’s exceptional skills were rewarded when she captured the teen jazz solo division in a worldwide online dance competition. COURTESY PHOTO “I thought why not use their videos to compete against each other and have it judged by all the superstars of the dance world,” Horner said. This simple vision exploded into a worldwide competition when Horner received more than 200 submissions from throughout the globe. Unlike most dance competitions where judges make the final calls, Horner implemented an online popular vote portion, encouraging everyone to vote for their favorite performances via the DUAD website.
Knowing this would help push her to center stage, Spieldenner got to work spreading the word. “Of course, I was on Facebook trying to tell everyone, ‘Please vote for me please,’ all around school,” Spieldenner said. “My cousins texted me and they’re like, ‘I sent a message to almost half of my contacts telling them to vote.’” Accounting for only 20 percent of the overall score, it wasn’t just the popular vote that helped Spieldenner win the teen jazz solo division. Her extensive background in dance shone a unique spotlight on her perfor-
mance that caught the judges’ eyes. Spieldenner has 11 years of dance experience under her belt. She won the Allegro Performing Arts Academy choreography competition two years in a row and finished 11th at the 2012 nationals last summer, in addition to a multitude of other dance accomplishments. So when she saw her choreographer Gina Starbuck announce on Facebook that she was judging a new, online competition, Spieldenner saw another opportunity for growth. “It was exciting,” Spieldenner said. “It was great to get that recognition. It’s one more thing to put on my resume.” Horner announced the winners through email notices and on a DUAD webcast. For Horner, the online engagement is something to be embraced and used to a dancer’s advantage. “We are driven by social media and share our experiences and talents online,” Horner said. “As we say in our mission statement, ‘Let the world know you’re here.’” Dance isn’t just an extracurricular activity for Spieldenner. Winning her division title for DUAD brings her one step closer to her overall goals as a dancer and future choreographer. “Dance is basically my whole life, but it’s worth it,” Spieldenner said.
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rian Karen Meador explains, the road was built behind the efforts of some influential personalities – notably Jefferson Davis – who went on to establish names for themselves during the Civil War era. “The continuity (of the road) is what fascinates me,” Meador said. “It goes from a trail, to a native footpath to a wagon road … to many cases, a super highway.” [ more PROGRAM page 9 ]
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www.kentreporter.com [ SHELTERS from page 1] to do it with people around us â€Ś with a community that will support us and work with us on a suitable location.â€? LaRose said his organization was in the process of doing a feasibility study and contemplating a leaseto-buy option with the buildingâ€™s owner. But after meeting with downtown groups, LaRose and the mission decided to forego the project. Sides were willing to openly discuss the site. The location, however, remained a problem for the downtown community. â€œWe want an outcome that will help our homeless without hindering our businesses,â€? said Barbara Smith, KDP executive director, in a statement. It is the latest setback for the Union Gospel Mission, KentHOPE and partners and their bid to open a shelter. The groups proposed to transform a
two-story, 5,700-squarefoot publicly owned building on East Meeker Street into a day center and overnight homeless shelter last year. A majority of downtown business owners voiced strong opposition to the idea, saying a shelter would have a negative impact on the area. Based on feedback from focus groups examining the idea of a proposed shelter, Kent city officials last April decided not to proceed with a request to use the former city Resource Center at 315 E. Meeker St. for any specified use. The Union Gospel Mission and KentHOPE indicated they would finance the shelter through fundraising efforts by tapping into its network of donors, churches and foundations. Undaunted, the proshelter group plans to pursue another location. No specific spots have been identified at this time, LaRose said.
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KentHOPE and the Union Gospel Mission have joined efforts to find solutions to reduce homelessness. They vow to do just that, with cooperation and support from the city. â€œWe intend to work promptly to respond to the need for a 24-hour shelter in our community as recommended by Kentâ€™s Homeless Task Force,â€? said Pat Gray, chairperson of KentHOPE. â€œHowever, we are actively seeking to work with businesses and the city of Kent to collaborate on issues and solutions that work for everyone in the Kent community. We look forward to actions that will make a positive difference in the lives of homeless people in Kent that provide pathways out of homelessness.â€? Gray said KentHOPE and the mission highly value positive relationships with businesses, city and the community in general. While it is a daunting challenge to open a shel-
local history to life. The Greater Kent Historical Society (GKHS) â€“ in partnership with other South County Cultural organizations â€“ is presenting programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Admission is $10 for GKHS members, $12 for nonmembers and $5 for students. Meador once lived in Biloxi, Miss., near Davisâ€™ estate. She became intrigued by the American statesman and the rich history of
Military Road, its inception and historical importance, is just a part of Meadorâ€™s program Saturday at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Meador presents a program from 1-3 p.m. on Davis, Secretary of War in the 1850s, and his often-overlooked role in obtaining funds to build the Military Road in Washington Territory. The discussion is the second in a series of programs bringing
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ter, negotiating parties are encouraged by the positive channel of communication. Groups hope to build â€œimpactful relationships that will tackle this tough project,â€? LaRose said. â€œItâ€™s not easy to create a shelter. Thereâ€™s a lot of (work) that goes into it. I am really encouraged as to whatâ€™s going on right now. â€œItâ€™s a big deal. â€Ś We feel like the more partners we have â€Ś the more success we are going to have long term.â€? In addition to addressing specific issues raised by the community, Gray said the organizations will coordinate and participate in community meetings, offer seminars on homelessness, welcome additional partners/supporters, and continue to search for alternate locations for a shelter. KentHOPE (kenthope. org) is a partnership in Kent of faith-based groups, Seattleâ€™s Union Gospel Mission, Valley Cities, businesses, local community service agencies and concerned individuals.
that era, a time of westward expansion and the settlement of the far reaches of a growing country. Davis, as Meador points out, played a significant role. A West Point graduate, he fought in the Mexican-American War as a colonel of a volunteer regiment. Before and after his time in President Franklin Pierceâ€™s administration (1853-57), he served as a Democratic U.S. senator who argued against secession, but did agree that each state was sover-
State Senate bill to reduce emergency medical services modeled after Kent program vices needs in a timely and cost-effective manner,â€? said Keiser in a Senate Democrats media release. â€œIt will keep residents with chronic health needs from going to the emergency room, and that keeps down costs.â€? The program connects callers in non-emergency situations to primary care providers, health care professionals, low-cost medication programs and other social services. FD Cares programs must measure, at least annually, the reduction of repeated use of 911 emergency systems and reduction of avoidable emergency room trips attributable to the program. Results containing these findings must be reported to the Legislature or local governments upon request.
The Senate passed a bill Wednesday in Olympia modeled after the successful FD Cares program developed by the Kent Fire Department. The bill now goes to the House for consideration. Senate Bill 5145, sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser-D, Kent, allows fire departments throughout the state to use the FD Cares model to connect 911 callers with nonemergency needs as a way to get access to community services. The goal is to improve health outcomes while reducing waste and expenses. â€œThe FD Cares program will help people connect with the appropriate level of health care and social ser-
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one of the most capable administrators to hold the office. â€œDavis did a lot to make all that happen,â€? Meador said. â€œHe doubled the size of the U.S. Army, got a lot of forts built throughout the West, including here (Steilacoom, Vancouver, Bellingham). â€œHe always had been a champion of building wagon roads as well as the rail lines,â€? Meador added. For reservations, call 253-854-4330 visit kenthistoricalmuseum.org.
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For more than 20 years, Paoloâ€™s Italian Restaurant has been bringing the taste of Italy to Kent. Whether itâ€™s bruschetta (grilled bread with tomatoes, garlic basil and olive oil), cioppino (tomato-based seafood stew), or the old standards of pizza or spaghetti and meatballs, Paoloâ€™s has been serving a loyal following of customers from its warm, spacious locale at 23810 104th Ave. S.E. Paul Raftis, founded Paoloâ€™s after growing up learning to cook alongside his mother Darlene Raftis. Paoloâ€™s started as a dream of Paulâ€™s when he was 8 years old. Fortunately, he had a training program available at this young age--his Italian mother to cook with at home and his father to show him the restaurant business. Paulâ€™s desire to become a chef and restaurant owner never wavered. He eventually took a culinary note-taking trip to Europe, and opened his own restaurant. Paulâ€™s love of cooking shows in each dish he creates. Most of Paulâ€™s hours are joyfully spent in the kitchen preparing fresh, mouth-watering meals for his guests. He enjoys the open kitchen because he can chat with guests as he works. He never tires of hearing â€œIt smells so good in here!â€? Paul feels honored each time a guest walks through the door. The staff enjoys meeting and getting to know the many wonderful custom-
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What makes a great law firm involving just about every kind of charge imaginable, from invalid drivers licenses to aggravated murders. “We’ve enjoyed being able to bring our trial and criminal defense experience into the private sector,” said Greg. “Our firm has grown to 17 lawyers, so we have lawyers who can answer just about any legal question that comes up. Having bilingual lawyers and assistants has also been very helpful.” “Sometimes people may think I only handle murder cases. That’s not true. While we can handle every type of criminal charge you may face, a high percentage of our cases involve DUI’s. We also handle a lot of cases involving drugs, sex offenses, juvenile offenses, and domestic violence charges.” Mark said. The criminal department added associate attorney Erik Olsen two years ago. Erik handles mostly driving offenses, fishing and wildlife violations, expungement of criminal history, and restoration of gun rights. So, for ANY type of criminal case, no matter how major or how minor, give Hanis Irvine Prothero a call for a free ½ hour consultation.
I never dreamed I would be a chiropractor. It all started following the cesarean birth of my daughter. When I lifted her out of her crib, I would get terrible back spasms that kept me from straightening up. I tried all kinds of stretching exercises on the floor, even squatting at the kitchen sink. I found only temporary relief. However, with chiropractic I found not only relief, but also an understanding that nerve interference was affecting my body’s natural ability to heal. Chiropractic didn’t just change my way of looking at health and healing, but my whole way of living, for myself and my family. The focus became Inside Out versus Outside In. Reducing nerve interference on the inside, freed energy for greater ease of movement, as well as better bodily function. More energy could be used for healing, growing, creating, performing and all other physiological works, as well life experiences that are fun and worthwhile. The results I experienced through chiropractic didn’t stop there. I knew I wanted to share this amazing understanding and potential with others, so I left my work in cardiac rehab at the Heart Care Center. Café of Life Chiropractic & Wellness Studio has been in Kent for 12 years. We’re here to offer you the best in
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The Kent law firm of Hanis Irvine Prothero is approaching its tenth anniversary. The firm opened its doors in July of 2003. Founding partners Cynthia Irvine and Mike Hanis wanted to start a full-service law firm to serve people in south King County, so that instead of going to Seattle, Bellevue, or Tacoma, people could find the highest-quality legal advice and representation right here in Kent. At first, there was no criminal defense department. But after several months in business, Mike and Cynthia recognized the need for an experienced criminal law attorney. As Mark Prothero recalls, “I really enjoyed my work as a public defender, but when Mike asked me to join his firm, I thought it was the right move. I asked Greg [Girard] to leave our public defender office and join me at the Hanis Irvine firm. Fortunately, he agreed.” So, in May of 2004, Greg and Mark joined the firm as partners, bringing more than 60 years of combined experience representing folks accused of criminal offenses. The next year, Greg and Mark were named “Trial Lawyers of the Year” by Presumed Innocent magazine. Greg and Mark have been involved in hundreds of jury trials in cases
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... SENIOR LIFESTYLES Take, for example, the movie â€œThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,â€? which turned out to be one of the longest-running box office hits this year. In it, a group of retirees from England goes off to India (of all places) to start a new life that appears
to be easier and more enjoyable than everything theyâ€™ve left behind. There is affordable health care, cheap housing, and, surprisingly enough, even job opportunities open up for those who have the courage to seek them. Some things may be a little chaotic, but thatâ€™s all part of the fun when you no longer need to stress over small stuff. Unlike for its forbearers, retirement for this generation â€“ so we are told â€“ is a new beginning rather than a move closer to the end. The defining word now is â€œadventure,â€? which, of course, comes from the Latin term for â€œarrival.â€? Instead of fading away, this is the time to (finally) come into oneâ€™s own. This unprecedented optimism about the prospects of old age is also big business. Just look at the self-help industry that thrives on peopleâ€™s willingness to change their lives and start over again and again. Instead of the twilight zone, the later stages in life are now called the â€œPower Yearsâ€? (to quote one title among countless best-selling books on the
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and as a nation. But is all this actually achievable or just wishful thinking? A much different, one might say, pessimistic, take on aging comes from Susan Jacoby, author of â€œNever Say Die â€“ The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Ageâ€? (Vintage Books, 2011). Jacoby agrees that baby boomers have many advantages that were unheard of in the past. â€œMany old people today â€“ if they are in sound financial shape, if they are in reasonably good health, and if they possess functioning brains â€“ can explore an array of possibilities that did not exist even a generation ago.â€? However, she continues, â€œat some point, nearly every baby boomer will have to cope with the shattering of vanity and self-delusion about the capacity to remain, as the song goes, forever young.â€? To be sure, there is nothing wrong with trying oneâ€™s utmost to stay physically fit, mentally sharp, socially engaged and curious about the world. But we must also remain realistic about our natural limitations. More importantly, we must be aware that our aging process starts at birth. While this may sound a bit dramatic, it is undoubtedly true that taking care of our well-being is equally important at every stage in life. The healthier we eat and the more we exercise, the better in shape we are, the better we can deal with lifeâ€™s challenges, the more intact we come out at the other end. Life is what you make it, as the saying goes. So, letâ€™s not wait until itâ€™s almost too late, letâ€™s make life as good as it can be right now. Timi Gustafson R.D. is a clinical dietitian and author of the book â€œThe Healthy Diner â€“ How to Eat Right and Still Have Funâ€?ÂŽ, which is available on her blog, â€œFood and Health with Timi Gustafson R.D.â€? (www.timigustafson.com), and at amazon.com. You can follow Timi on Twitter and Facebook.
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subject), a time to break with traditional roles and an opportunity for reinvention and creativity. â€œDue to longer life spans, economic uncertainty, and the mass rejection of yesterdayâ€™s model of old age, yesterdayâ€™s model of retirement is being transformed,â€? wrote the two lifestyle gurus and bestselling authors of â€œPower Yearsâ€? (Wiley, 2005), Ken Dychtwald and Daniel J. Kadlec. â€œInstead of viewing the years ahead as a time of decline, retreat, and withdrawal, we are coming to see this as a terrific new opportunity to reevaluate our lives, consider new options, and chart new courses. The next chapter in our lifeâ€™s journey can be one of personal reinvention, financial liberation, career innovation, new relationships, and social and spiritual fulfillment.â€? The authors suggest that the new retirees should consider themselves as â€œageless explorersâ€? who travel the world, start businesses and live life to the fullest at every moment they have left. Americans are especially receptive for messages like these. The idea that our best days are always ahead of us is an important part of our fabric, both individually
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Chase Bublitz claimed two titles at the Class 4A state high school Boys Swimming and Diving Championships last weekend in Federal Way. Bublitz, a junior at Kentridge, posted automatic AllAmerican times for both the 100-yard and 200 freestyles at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. “I’m really happy with how it went,” Bublitz said. “My two individual (events) were my best times, and my relay splits were insanely fast.” Bublitz began the meet with an easy victory in the 200, stopping the clock in 1 minute, 39.51 seconds, an automatic All-American standard. He came back in the 100, posting a 45.21 – another automatic All-American time – and edging Stadium’s Andrew Lackman for the win. Bublitz switched from the
50 freestyle and 100 butterfly to the 100 and 200 freestyles this year, a decision he and his coach made earlier in the season. The Chargers’ humble leader in the pool won titles in the 50 freestyle and 100 fly last year. “I asked for his opinion on what he wanted in the state meet, and I decided whether or not to allow him to swim those events because it’s all about teamwork,” said Kentridge coach Mike Dobner. “I wanted to have successful teamwork throughout the season.” Bublitz delivered at state. He joined Nick Watson, Brenton Ho and Aaron Connell to finish second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:29.40), just behind Issaquah (1:28.95). Bublitz anchored the relay. These titles are just steps toward Bublitz’s goal this year of making the cut for the Junior Summer Nationals Cup in Irvine, Calif., something he missed out
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Kentridge’s Chase Bublitz, center, won two events at the Class 4A state high school swimming championships in Federal Way. He also anchored a second-place relay team. MICHELLE CONERLY, Kent Reporter on last year by two-hundredths of a second. “(It) takes longer to blink, so every little bit counts,” Bublitz said. Bublitz also swims for the Chinook Aquatic Club. Being so engrossed in the world of swimming, Bublitz and his teammates compiled a list of three things people should
the National High School Cheerleading Championships Feb. 9-10 in Orlando, Fla. The Silver squad competed in the small coed division and finished second among 19 teams.
know about swimmers. “We eat a lot, swimming … it’s a love-hate relationship, and we’re kind of people of habit,” Bublitz said. Part of that habit is to never give up. Bublitz sees a long future with swimming and hopefully competing at either a national or international level one day.
The Black squad finished second out of 13 teams in the large non-tumbling division. The Silver team also finished second at the High School Worlds Championship.
FIRST TEAM: F Brittany McPhee, Jr., Mount Rainier; G Sarah Toenia, Jr., Kentwood; G Jordan McPhee, Jr., Mount Rainier; F Shantell Jackson, Sr., Auburn Riverside; F Chardonae Miller, Jr., Tahoma; C Stephanie Luce, Sr., Kentwood. SECOND TEAM: G Jada Piper, Sr., Jefferson; G Kendall Foster, Sr., Auburn Riverside; G Alicia Dugan, So., Kentridge; G Courtnae Williams, Jr., Kentridge; F Jenny Johnson, Jr., Kentwood; F Kate Kramer, Jr., Kentwood. HONORABLE MENTION: Auburn — Anna De Carteret, Seandalynn Faleagafulu, Taryn Papillon. Auburn Riverside — Simona Allen, Ilona Snyder, Brittni Williams. Jefferson — Jaylyn Piper. Kentlake — Deepeka Taya. Kent-Meridian — Jasmine Gault. Kentridge — Terri Emerson-Roe, Michelle Keowla. Kentwood — Kylee Ashley. Mount Rainier — Emily Fiso, Amanda Goucher, Amber Guillot, Aqueelah Williams. Tahoma — Savanna Haverfield, Brie Hooks, Kymber Morrison.
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Two Kent-Meridian High School wrestlers finished in the top three Saturday at Mat Classic XXV, the state championship tournament at the Tacoma Dome. Kent-Meridian senior Joshua Smith struggled in the 138-pound 4A state title match after injuring his ankle late in the first period. Down 3-2, Smith couldnâ€™t hold off Yelmâ€™s Dillon Harris, who took Smith down on the edge of the circle halfway into the second period. Harris was able to get Smith on his back and got the pin with 45 seconds left in the period. After the match ended, Smith limped off the mat, then sat down,
clearly still hampered by the injury. Thomas Kemp, also a senior at Kent-Meridian, capped off his career with a third-place finish at 195. Kemp defeated Joseph Meyer of Puyallup 2-1 to earn the bronze. Elsewhere, Kentridge senior Arthur Sargent finished fourth at 145 pounds. Kentwoodâ€™s Josh Boekelman took seventh at 170, closing out his tournament with a win. Kentlakeâ€™s Nick Smith took home sixth place at 106 while teammates Josh Beckler finished eighth at 145 and Tyler Deskins took fifth at 285 by winning his final match of the tournament 3-1 in overtime. The three Meyers siblings
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Kentridgeâ€™s Arthur Sargent clashes with Chiawanaâ€™s Clayton Smith in the third-place Mat Classic state match at 145 pounds won by Smith. Sargent placed fourth. RACHEL CIAMPI, Reporter while sister Cassidy, a senior, finished eighth at 124 in the girls tournament.
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The Kent-based Seattle Mist has announced its roster for the womenâ€™s Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League. Seattle opens the 2013 season against the Green Bay Chill at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the ShoWare Center. Chris Michaelson returns as head coach for the Seattle Mist while Travis Russo returns as defensive coordinator. The 14-player roster is composed of nine veterans and four rookies: Laurel Creel, quarterback; Riki Creger-Zier, safety, receiver; Jessica Hopkins, receiver, safety; Kerry Warren, linebacker, running back; Shuree Hyatt, tight end; Kristyn Long, defensive end, tight end; Lashaunda Fowler, receiver, safety; Christine Moore, center, linebacker; Emily Bell, running back, cornerback; Melissa Bernasconi, safety, running back; Shea Norton, defensive end, tight end; Mele Rich, cornerback, running back; and Megan Hanson, linebacker, center.
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for finals at state where only the top eight gymnasts compete in each event. Gymnastics is back in Pernellâ€™s future and she said she is looking forward to trying to do even better next year. â€œMy goal is to improve my bar dismount to double back and clean up my routines everywhere else.â€? Emerald Ridge won the team title followed by Woodinville.
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Kentlakeâ€™s Ashley Pernell vaults to a fifth place finish at the 4A state championships Feb. 15-16 in Tacoma. RACHEL CIAMPI, Reporter
â€œI think itâ€™s muscle memory,â€? Pernell said. One of the highlights of the season for Pernell was when she scored a personal best 37.3 points in the allaround competition at the All-City meet in late January to wrap up the league season. â€œIt was the first meet where I got 9â€™s on everything,â€? Pernell said. Pernell said another highlight was qualifying
Ashley Pernell wasnâ€™t sure she wanted to return to gymnastics after tearing her ACL two years ago. But the Kentlake High junior returned and excelled. She placed eighth in the all-around competition, fourth in the floor event and fifth on vault at the state gymnastics meet Feb. 15-16 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The meet marked a long road back from the injury. â€œI was doing a tumbling pass and I was doing a one and a half and just landed wrong,â€? Pernell said. â€œI just heard my knee make this really loud noise.â€? The injury led to Pernell, a Kentlake High School junior, sitting out her sophomore gymnastics season, and some hesitancy when it came to getting back in the gym. â€œI didnâ€™t want to get hurt again, didnâ€™t know what I could â€“ what skills I had,â€? Pernell said. At the time Pernell was
me in when I was little and I really like it a lot.â€? The road back from her injury was a long one and involved Pernell trying a couple new sports in the process. â€œI got hurt in January, had surgery in March, barely could start walking a month later, and had physical therapy for six months,â€? Pernell said. â€œThe end of my sophomore year I did track. That was what got my knee back in shape.â€? Pernell also joined a club cheerleading team. â€œThatâ€™s a bunch of tumbling and stretching,â€? Pernell said. Pernell said it was the encouragement of one of her good friends, who was also on the gymnastics team, which helped her decide to try gymnastics again. â€œMy mom was really surprised,â€? Pernell said. â€œAnd my dad was really happy.â€? Despite her injury and time off it only took about a month for everything to come back to her, Pernell said.
Finding a solution: Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke, along with surrounding city officials, are forming a group to press for transportation funding for Washington state. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter Dowdy quoted a local road contractor who told him recently that it would take about $170 million over 10 years â€“ 30 percent of it going to labor â€“ to get the last-mile freight routes back into top condition. The same contractor, Dowdy said, estimated that a full 65 percent of every paving dollar spent in the region every year returns to the local economy in the form of jobs, services and more. Most of the cities consider ports and the infrastructure required as â€œabsolutely a necessityâ€? for the regionâ€™s survival, said Lewis. Valley mayors have recently been looking at what is happening with the port in Savannah, Ga., where the total investment is up to $600 million, and with the ports of New York and Detroit, which are adding $80-100 million projects to their list. â€œI think itâ€™s time that we do something like that,â€? Lewis said.
Lewis said Auburn is at a crossroads, and that its City Council may change ordinances to allow multi-family uses on what at present are warehouse, industrial and distribution areas. The city, he said, would still have manufacturing, but the warehousing and distribution capability will start going away because the city doesnâ€™t have any way to replace the yearly $3 million it lost to the Streamlined Sales Tax and the $30 million it lost to voter initiatives. Previously, Washington retailers collected local sales tax based on the jurisdiction from which a product was shipped or delivered â€“ the â€œoriginâ€? of the sale. Today they must collect based on the destination of the shipment or delivery â€“ the â€œdestinationâ€? of the sale. State Transportation Commissioner Chair Dan Oâ€™Neal cited past successes with Fast Corridors, a now defunct program that once funded 16 local construc-
shows us. â€Ś Everything is a priority. So find ourselves in no position to maintain let alone improve the infrastructure and we are finding our partners at the federal and state levels also without money â€Ś We have to shift the paradigm, because we canâ€™t rely on way itâ€™s always been.â€? Cooke also stressed the need to educate the public about whatâ€™s at stake. Last April, voters in Auburn rejected a $59 million road bond to pay for maintenance
and repair on the cityâ€™s arterials. And she offered her assistance to whatever the new group becomes. â€œLetâ€™s look at how we can, perhaps, realign the focus. Because what is of interest to the ports is of interest as a base support for economic development for all of us. I also know that from my perspective as a mayor â€Ś at this local level, literally, is where the rubber meets the road, or where (things) happens,â€? Cooke said.
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and maintenance, the fallout would cripple the local economy, hand much of the Port of Tacomaâ€™s business to aggressive rival ports on the Gulf and East coasts, and possibly reduce the Port of Tacoma to â€œa backwaterâ€? among ports. â€œThe reality is if our freight doesnâ€™t move, and if we donâ€™t remain in a competitive position, weâ€™re going to lose,â€? said Port of Tacoma Commissioner Don Meyer. â€œWeâ€™re talking about how to make Puget Sound successful,â€? added Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, whose city is part of the fourth largest warehouse and manufacturing base on the West Coast. â€œBecause if we donâ€™t, there are enough cases in history of backwater ports that just kind of dwindled out of existence, and the peoplesâ€™ jobs with them.â€? In the end, officials agreed to form a new coalition to press state and federal governments for funding. Auburn Public Works Director Dennis Dowdy struck a sober note, displaying a survey map listing the current conditions of local freight routes within the various cities, those routes being the so-called â€œlast mile,â€? of the link between warehouse and port. Most of those â€œlast-mile routes,â€? are deteriorating, their traditional funding sources wasted by initiatives, the stateâ€™s passage of the Streamlined Sales Tax in 2008 and the protracted recession. â€œThe map tells us that weâ€™re losing the battle, and generally how fast we are losing the battle,â€? Dowdy said, adding that the nine cities that are the heart of the valleyâ€™s industrial and warehousing base have a backlog of about $127 million worth of road work that must be done.
tion projects designed to speed up the passage of freight along streets. Among those projects was the Charles Booth Bridge over C Street and the bridge over the railroad tracks on South 277th. Fast Corridors, Oâ€™Neal said, was a model of cooperation. â€œThe problem is that a lot of that money was federal money, and the money, called â€˜earmarks,â€™ is no longer there, or least it hasnâ€™t been,â€? Oâ€™Neal said. â€œWe finished about 16, 17 of the 30 projects, and then it drifted off because a lot of the federal money was gone. We are going to need another push for federal support, but we also are also going to need to get state attention.â€? Meyer said proponents must tackle the problem from a systems standpoint. Yes, he said, State Route 167 or 509 are important, but to get a tangible return on the investment, everybody needs to make sure that the last mile works as well as the major projects. â€œFast Corridors was a good project, but it was also multiple projects implemented in a unifying way that worked for everybody. It worked for the ports, and it worked for the local communities that were impacted. â€Ś We need to be unified in the policy advocacy piece at all levels at this stage â€Ś The problem in this country is that we treat infrastructure funding as if itâ€™s optional and itâ€™s partisan. It has to be a nonpartisan issue,â€? Meyer said. Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke said her city lost $5 million yearly to Streamlined Sales Tax and that the loss of those funds has crippled the cityâ€™s ability to pay for street maintenance and repair. â€œWe are in a dilemma now. We canâ€™t say we have this long list of priority projects, itâ€™s like everythingâ€™s a priority, and thatâ€™s really what (Dowdyâ€™s) map
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A vote is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26 by the King County Flood Control District Board of Supervisors about whether to approve a city of Kent plan to repair a Green River levee to improve flood protection and reduce insurance rates. The nine-member board (composed of the members of the Metropolitan King County Council) will meet at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1001 at the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave., in downtown Seattle. The flood districtâ€™s executive committee voted 3-1 on Feb. 7 to recommend to the full board to choose the estimated
$17 million Kent proposal to build a flood wall along the 2.5-mile BriscoeDesimone levee. The county has proposed setback levee options estimated at costs of more than $63 million and up to $416 million because of the need buy property and move businesses to expand the levee. The committee hired a consultant to recommend a repair plan after it could not decide the best proposal to spend millions of dollars to repair the levee that stretches from South 180th Street to South 200th Street. The consultant favored the Kent proposal. If the levee repair plan is approved, Kent officials plan to begin work this summer.
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Time to control early attack of the weeds First line of defense: Check all new plants, especially the drainage holes of pots for this hitchhiking weed that sneaks into gardens by hiding under the foliage of plants you bring home from the nursery. Next check the cracks of the sidewalks, seams of cement walkways and damp, gravel areas for shot weed colonies. This weed loves damp, cool soil and when the seeds shoot about the garden, they can land in the most unlikely places. Shot weed will even multiply and go to seed in roof gutters and garden walls. Smother power: Hand weeding
seedlings or springblooming pansies. You may also need to sprinkle slug bait near flowering bulbs. Shot weed – March right out and take aim now. Shot weed is the white flowering, low growing little weed with green leaves arranged in a circular whirl around the central flower stalk. It got its name for the way it shoots its seed, machine gun style all over the garden. The irritating fact is that this is a recent introduction to Western Washington gardens, brought into our area from nursery flats and potted plants.
The end of February is all about the weeds. The start of longer days and warmer weather means that annual weeds will be sprouting up anyplace they can find open ground and early spring is the time to get control and become a first-responder to this attack. The end of February and the beginning of March is also when you see the first blooms of yellow sunshine in the form of bright gold forsythia and cheery yellow daffodils. Let the color yellow be your warning light - the slugs are now awake and about and you’ll need to be proactive and make the first strike if you want to protect newly emerging lettuce
an infestation of shot weed is a tedious and wet job in early spring but even weed-killing herbicides will not stop shot weed this early in the year. The most practical approach is to smother large colonies of shot weed with sheets of damp newspaper. Local newspapers that run a garden column are the best form of organic weed block. In pathways and other areas where you will not be adding plants you can use cardboard, old carpet scraps or any heavy material that blocks out sunlight to smother the shot weed. In garden beds cover the newsprint with a fresh
VOLUNTEERS ARE WANTED TO BECOME STEWARDS for the Green Kent Partnership to help restore city parks and open spaces. An orientation is set for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. The orientation will provide explain how to get involved as a steward of your own restoration site or supporting other stewards. You will also get a basic understanding of “tree-iage” and the four phases of restoration, plus have a lot of hands-on fun learning planting techniques and invasive removal. Trained stewards led 30 work parties of other volunteers in their chosen work sites, culminating in the first Green Kent Day last fall with 200 participants. More than 100 acres in the city are now in some phase of restoration. Register at www.greenkent.org or call 253-856-5113 for more information.
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PUBLIC NOTICES ASSESSMENT INSTALLMENT NOTICE LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #358 CITY OF KENT Construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, storm drains, retaining walls, street illumination, landscaping, slope protection, underground power and necessary appurtenances relating to the overall project of the addition of high occupancy vehicle lanes on Pacific Highway South from Kent-Des Moines Road to South 252nd Street, as provided by Ordinance No. 3717. Notice is hereby given that the eighth (8th) installment of the assessment levied for the above named improvement, comprising Local Improvement District No. 358 under Ordinance 3734, is now due and payable and unless payment is made on or before March 14, 2013, said installment will be delinquent, will have a penalty of nine point five (9.5) percent added, and the collection of such delinquent installment will be enforced in the manner prescribed by law. Dated this 14 day of February 2013. R. J. Nachlinger Finance Director City of Kent, Washington Published in the Kent Reporter February 22, 2013 & March 1, 2013. #736282. PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to RCW 52.18.060 (1) the Board of Fire Commissioners of King County Fire Protection District 40 is holding a public hearing regarding King County Fire Protection District 40 Proposition 1, the proposal to renew authorization to impose benefit charge for the support of fire district services. The election will be held on April 23, 2013. Date of Hearing: March 14, 2013 Time of Hearing: 5:00 p.m. Location of Hearing: 18002 108 Ave SE Renton, WA 98055 Published in the Kent and Renton Reporters on February 22, 2013. #740511. Superior Court of Washington County of King In re the Estate of: Alvin Lockwood Deceased No. 13-4-00912-6KNT NOTICE TO CREDITORS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: King County Superior Court has appointed Joshua Lockwood,
Personal Representative/Administrator of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against Decedent must present the claim: Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: By filing with the foregoing Court the original of the signed Creditors Claim and By serving upon or mailing by first class mail to me at the address provided below a copy of the signed Creditors Claim. The Creditors Claim must be presented by the LATER to occur if: Thirty (30) Days after I served or mailed this Notice to you as provided in RCW 11.40.020 (3), or Four (4) Months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the Creditor’s Claim is not presented within the foregoing time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of first publication: February 15, 2013 PATRICK HANIS of Hanis Irvine Prothero Attorney for Personal Represtnetative 6703 So 234th St, Ste 300 Kent, WA 98032 Published in the Kent Reporter on February 15, 2013, February 22, 2013 and March 1, 2013. #740307 City of Kent RESOLUTION NO. 1869 A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Kent, Washington, declaring its intention to order the construction or installation of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, a two-way left turn lane, bike lanes, street lighting, landscaping, erosion control, undergrounding of overhead electrical facilities, storm water management facilities, utility adjustments and relocations and necessary appurtenances all relating to the overall project of widening to 3 lanes on SE 256th Street from Kent-Kangley Road to 116th Ave SE; and to create a local improvement district to assess a part of the cost and expense of carrying out those improvements against the properties specially benefited thereby, and notifying all persons who de-
sire to object to the improvements to appear and present their objections at a hearing before the City Council to be held on March 5, 2013. NOW THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF KENT, WASHINGTON, DOES HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. It is the intention of the City Council of the City of Kent, Washington, to order the improvement of the properties within the area described in Exhibit A, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof, by the construction or installation of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, a two-way left turn lane, bike lanes, street lighting, landscaping, erosion control, undergrounding of overhead electrical facilities, storm water management facilities, utility adjustments and relocations and necessary appurtenances all relating to the overall project of widening to 3 lanes on SE 256th Street from Kent-Kangley Road to 116th Ave SE, as more fully described in Exhibit B, attached hereto and by this reference made a part hereof. All of the foregoing improvements shall be in accordance with the plans and specifications therefor prepared by the Public Works Director of the City and may be modified by the City as long as that modification does not affect the purpose of the improvements. SECTION 2. The total estimated cost and expense of the improvements is declared to be $7,000,000.00, approximately $2,959,726 of that cost and expense shall be paid by the City, approximately $2,000,000 of that cost and expense shall be paid by grants, and the balance thereof (an estimated $2,040,274) shall be borne by and assessed against the property specially benefited by the improvements to be included in a local improvement district to be established embracing as nearly as practicable all the property specially benefited by the improvements. Actual assessments may vary from estimated assessments as long as they do not exceed a figure equal to the increased true and fair value the improvements add to the property. SECTION 3. The City Clerk is authorized and directed to give notice of the adoption of this resolution and of the date, time and
place fixed for the public hearing to each owner or reputed owner of any lot, tract, parcel of land or other property within the proposed local improvement district by mailing such notice at least fifteen days before the date fixed for public hearing to the owner or reputed owner of the property as shown on the rolls of the King County Assessor at the address shown thereon, as required by law. This resolution also shall be published in its entirety in at least two consecutive issues of the official newspaper of the City, the date of the first publication to be at least 15 days prior to the date fixed for the public hearing. SECTION 4. All persons who may desire to comment in support of or object to the improvements are notified to appear and present those comments or objections at a hearing before the City Council to be held in the Council Chambers in the City Hall in Kent, Washington, at 7:00 p.m. on March 5, 2013, which time and place are fixed for hearing all matters relating to the improvements and all comments thereon and objections thereto and for determining the method of payment for the improvements. All persons who may desire to object thereto should appear and present their objections at that hearing. Any person who may desire to file a written protest with the City Council may do so within 30 days after the date of passage of the ordinance ordering the improvements in the event the local improvement district is formed. The written protest should be signed by the property owner and should include the legal description of the property for which the protest is filed and that protest should be delivered to the City Clerk. SECTION 5. The City’s Public Works Director is directed to submit to the City Council on or prior to March 5, 2013, all data and information required by law to be submitted. SECTION 6. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect and be in force immediately upon its passage. PASSED at a regular open public meeting by the City Council of the City of Kent, Washington, this 5th day of February, 2013. CONCURRED in by the Mayor of the City of Kent this 5th
day of February, 2013. /S/ SUZETTE COOKE, MAYOR ATTEST: /S/ RONALD F. MOORE, CITY CLERK APPROVED AS TO FORM: /S/TOM BRUBAKER, CITY ATTORNEY Published in the Kent Reporter on February 15, 2013 and February 22, 2013. #740563. NOTICE OF HEARING REGARDING THE CHANGE OF BOND PROCEEDS FOR KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 415 KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON UNLIMITED TAX GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: Kent School District No. 415, King County, Washington (the “District”), due to a change in local circumstances, has approximately $16,000,000 of proceeds of bonds (the “Reallocated Proceeds”) which were authorized by an election, duly noticed, held and conducted within the District on February 7, 2006, by the qualified electors of the District in the principal amount of $106,000,000 (the “Bonds”), including interest earnings thereon. The District desires to reallocate such proceeds to other capital improvements to safety and security projects to its education facilities. Pursuant to RCW 28A.530.020, a public hearing has been set for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at the District’s administrative offices, located at 12033 SE 256th Street, Kent, Washington, at which time and place the Board of Directors of the District (the “Board”) will conduct a public hearing on the Reallocated Proceeds. All people who desire to comment on the Reallocated Proceeds may appear at such hearing and be heard. The Board will determine whether to authorize the Reallocated Proceeds at a subsequent meeting This Notice is provided pursuant to and in accordance with RCW 28A.530.020. A draft of the proposed resolution authorizing the Reallocated Proceeds is available for review at the District’s administrative offices prior to the public hearing. KENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 415 King County, Washington Dr. Edward Lee Vargas Secretary to the Board of Directors Published in Covington/Maple
Valley/Black Diamond and Kent Reporters on February 22, 2013. #742400. CITY OF KENT NOTICE OF ORDINANCES PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL The following is a summary of the ordinances adopted by the Kent City Council on February 19, 2013: ORDINANCE NO. 4069 AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Kent, Washington, amending Section 5.01.020 of the Kent City Code, entitled “Definitions,” to make the definition of “business” consistent with the definition of “real property” in Chapter 5.14 of the Kent City Code. ORDINANCE NO. 4070 – AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Kent, Washington, amending Section 5.14 of the Kent City Code entitled “Rental Housing Safety” to simplify the STAR program, and to clarify that the business license requirements and fees set forth in Kent City Code Chapter 5.01 apply to rental properties. ORDINANCE NO. 4071 AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Kent, Washington, amending Section 9.02.190 of the Kent City Code entitled “Disorderly Conduct,” to clarify that it is unlawful to intentionally block the entrance to public or private property without prior court order. ORDINANCE NO. 4072 AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Kent, Washington, amending Section 9.02.200 of the Kent City Code entitled “Public Disturbance,” to make text clarifications in light of recent case law. ORDINANCE NO. 4073 AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Kent, Washington, amending Section 9.36.020 of the Kent City Code entitled “Inattentive Driving,” allowing the City to enforce the Section when a violation occurs on private property open to the public, and increasing the penalty. ORDINANCE NO. 4074 AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Kent, Washington, amending Chapter 15.07 of the Kent City Code pertaining to landscaping regu-
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CALENDAR Events 36th Annual Green River Glass Show & Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 23, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. Kent. Thirty-five vendors with 200 tables of glass, china, pottery, jewelry, misc. collectibles from early to mid-20th century for sale. Free glass ID (two items). Glass repair on site. Door prizes. Admission: $3, with proceeds to benefit the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, American Heart Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association in our local area. For more info, call 253-852-5250.
Jefferson Davis Secretary of War 1850s: 1-3 p.m. Feb. 23, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Greater Kent Historical Society presents a program on Jefferson Davis with guest speaker and local historian Karen Meador. Tickets: $10 for Greater Kent Historical Society members, $12 for nonmembers, $5 for students. For more information, call 253-854-4330. “You Me We” Festival: 6-9 p.m. March 1, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent. Festival of free fun celebrates the great work of many youth, teen and family resources
[ BINETTI from page 18 ] layer of bark chips, moo doo or other organic mulch and you’ll be improving the soil while you suffocate the weeds. Horsetail and Morning Glory: demon weeds These two weeds cause so much frustration because home owners make the mistake of trying to hand-pull these well-rooted invaders. Don’t be tugging at either horsetail or morning glory vines. Both these demons have
serving Kent and spotlights exceptional talents of young local performers. Activities include: interactive booths; hands-on art activities; Radio Disney; sports competitions; face painting; bounce houses; games, contests, raffles and prizes; $1 hot dogs and $1 soda. Kent Food Bank welcoming donations. The event is organized by a collaboration of community groups, including the Kent School District, and Kent Parks Department. For more details, visit www. YouMeWeKent.com.
Neely-O’Brien Elementary Family Health and Fitness Night: 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 28, 6300 S. 236th St., Kent. The Hope Heart Institute, a nonprofit in Bellevue dedicated to preventing heart disease through research and education, is working with Molina Healthcare to provide local schools with family health and fitness nights. The event is for students at the specific school and their families to enjoy a free dinner and heart healthy activities.
Health Free Indoor ShoWalking: 9-11 a.m., every Monday and Wednesday, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St. (Dates may vary depending on the ShoWare schedule). Free. www.kent4health.com.
survivor skills that tell the weed to send out new underground roots if somebody starts tugging at the top growth. Instead of stimulating the root system with a tug, sharpen up and cut back these weeds to ground level. Yes, they will resprout and grow more top growth. Then you’ll have to cut again to ground level and then in a month or two cut back the fresh growth once again. It often takes three cuts over three months to weaken the extensive root system and get control of these weeds.
February 22, 2013 
Spelling bee: March 2, Cedar Heights Middle School, 19640 SE 272nd St., Covington, For for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students. Participation is free. Winner receives a Kindle Fire and advances to the regional bee in Seattle. Money raised will
Using Roundup or other herbicides on these two demon weeds will fail because the foliage of horsetail is so thin and made up of scales that won’t hold onto the poison and the leaves of morning glory have a waxy covering that can also resist herbicide sprays. Constant cutting of the top growth is tedious, but the most practical approach. Buttercup The cheery yellow flowers that bloom in damp lawns across Western Washington are invasive buttercup and they are trying to
be used toward the school’s language arts programs. Full details can be found online at www.cedarheightsptsa.org/spellingbee. Brinner, Breakfast for Dinner: 4-8 p.m. March 21, Maggie’s on Meeker, 307 W. Meeker St., Kent. The Kiwanis Club of Kent AM invites the public to its Brinner fundraiser. Profits benefit Project EliminateKiwanis International and UNICEF, which have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus; and the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Project, which has joined Seattle Children’s Hospital to find a cure for children’s cancer. Cost: adults $10, seniors $8, children (12 and under) $5. Pancakes, sausage and a beverage are included with the ticket price. For more information, contact Char Grinolds at 253-229-7340 or email@example.com.
tell you that your soil needs lime. This weed thrives in damp, acidic soil so don’t waste your money on weed and feed or try to spray your lawn with broad leaf weed killers. Instead, improve the drainage by aerating and adding a topdressing of sandy loam to the old lawn right on top of the grass. An inch of loam will block light from the buttercup and weaken the weeds while the old lawn can push up through the new soil. Follow instructions on the label for applying dolomite lime or “Soil
Volunteers Restore Kent’s Springwood Park: 9 a.m.-noon, March 3, Springwood Park. Southeast 274th Street and 128th Place Southeast. Volunteers are wanted to help fellow neighbors and community members. The event is part of the Green Kent Partnership. Volunteers are asked to register at www.greenkent.org.
Clubs, programs Hitch-N-Go RVers meeting: 1-2:30 p.m. Feb 26, Kent Library, 212 2nd Avenue N. Monthly mid-week camping outings. Lunch following at a local restaurant. Visitors welcome. For information, contact 206-243-0163.
Sweet” as lime will change the pH or acidity of the soil slowly over time and too much lime can damage the soil structure. As an added bonus, soils that drain slowly with a lot of clay will begin to loosen up and become easier to work after proper applications of lime. For book requests or answers to gardening questions, write to Marianne Binetti at: P.O. Box 872, Enumclaw, 98022. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a personal reply. For more gardening information, she can be reached at her website, www.binettigarden.com.
PUBLIC NOTICES ...Continued from previous page lations; repealing section 15.02.172 and adding new Sections 15.02.086 and 15.02.274 to the Kent City Code [ZCA-2012-3]. Each ordinance will take effect 30 days from the date of passage, unless subjected to referendum or vetoed by the Mayor, or unless otherwise noted. A copy of the complete text of any ordinance will be mailed upon request of the City Clerk. Ronald F. Moore, MMC, City Clerk Published in the Kent Reporter on February 22, 2013. #743585. Grantor: Jack Clayburn; Margaret Clayburn; and Jeffrey P. Rauth Grantee (Beneficiary): Cowlitz Bank, whose beneficial interest was assigned to CADC/RADC Venture 2011-1, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, its successors and assigns by assignment recorded December 30, 2011, as Instrument No. 20111230001399 Abbreviated Legal Description: PTN SEC 34 TWP 22N RGE 5E NW QTR NE QTR,KING COUNTY APN: 342205-9049-03 Assessor’s Tax Parcel ID#: 342205904903 Reference Nos. of Documents Released or Assigned: 20080414001975, rerecorded on August 31, 2012 as Instrument No. 20120831001122 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Denise J. Lukins, the undersigned Successor Trustee, will on Friday, March 08, 2013 at the hour of 11:00 AM at the Fourth Avenue entrance to the King County Administration Building, 500 4th Avenue, in the City of Seattle, located at King County, State of Washington , sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County
of King, State of Washington, towit: See Attached Exhibit ‘A’. Also commonly described as: 27421 144th Ave SE; Kent, WA The tax parcel number(s) are: 342205904903 which is subject to that certain deed of trust dated March 27, 2008 and recorded on April 14, 2008, under Recorder’s No. 20080414001975, rerecorded on August 31, 2012 as Instrument No.20120831001122, in the records of King County, Washington, wherein Jack Clayburn, as his separate estate; and Margaret Clayburn, as her separate estate; and Jeffrey P. Rauth, as his separate estate, is the Grantor, and First American Title Company, whose mailing address is 2101 Fourth Avenue, Suite 800; Seattle, WA; 98121 is the Original Trustee, and Cowlitz Bank, whose beneficial interest was assigned to CADC/RADC Venture 2011-1, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, its successors and assigns by assignment recorded December 30, 2011,as Instrument No. 20111230001399, is the Beneficiary (“Deed of Trust”). II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The defaults for which this foreclosure is made are as follows: Currently Due to Reinstate on January 21, 2013 : Arrearages: Delinquent Payments: $206,025.48 (maturity date September 27, 2009) Delinquent Interest: 5 1 , 2 3 0 . 2 5 (as of September 30, 2012) Default Interest: 35,025.76 Late Charges of 1,646.50 TOTAL: $293,927.99 Costs and Fees In addition to the amounts in arrears specified above, you are or may be obligated to pay the following estimated charges, costs and fees to rein-
state the Deed of Trust. Trustee’s Fees $1,500.00 Title Report $680.00 Posting and Service of Foreclosure Notices $120.00 (est) Recording Fees $100.00 (est) Statutory Mailing Costs $250.00 (est) Other Fees and costs $3,952.50 Payment of taxes. $15,961.08 Subtotal: $22,563.58 Total Current Estimated Reinstatement Amount: . . . $316,491.57 The estimated amounts that will be due to reinstate on February 25, 2013 (11 days before the sale date): Additional Arrearages Delinquent Interest. $5,070.36 Additional Costs and Fees Title Report $ 50.00 Posting and Service of Foreclosure Notices $50.00 (est) Publication Costs $800.00 (est) Subtotal: . $5,970.36 Total Estimated Reinstatement Amount as of February 25, 2013, (11 days before the sale date): . . $322,461.93 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is $206,025.48, together with interest as provided in the underlying Note and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note and Deed of Trust and as are provided by statute. Of course, as time passes other payments may become due, and any further payments coming due and any additional late charges must be added to the reinstating payment. Any new defaults not involving payment of money that occur after the date of this notice must also be cured in order to effect reinstatement. In addition, because some of the charges can only be estimated at this time and because the amount necessary to reinstate may include presently unknown expenditures required to preserve the property, or to comply with state or local laws, it is necessary for you to contact the Trustee before the time you tender reinstatement so that you
may be advised of the exact amount you will be required to pay. Tender of payment or performance must be in the full amount by certified funds or cash equivalent to the Trustee whose address is:Denise Lukins Law Office of Denise J. Lukins 10000 NE 7th Avenue, Suite 403 Vancouver, WA 98685 (360) 448-2854 firstname.lastname@example.org V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on March 08, 2013. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by February 25, 2013 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before February 25, 2013 (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after February 25, 2013 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, any successor in interest, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor and the Occupants at the following address(es): Jack Clayburn 27421 144th Avenue Southeast Kent, WA 98042
Margaret Clayburn 27421 144th Avenue Southeast Kent, WA 98042 Jeffrey P. Rauth 27421 144th Avenue Southeast Kent, WA 98042 Jack Clayburn 551 Lone Oak Rd Longview, WA 98632 Margaret Clayburn 551 Lone Oak Rd Longview, WA 98632 Jeffrey P. Rauth 551 Lone Oak Rd Longview, WA 98632 Jack Clayburn 13141 Independence Road, SW Rochester, WA 98579 Margaret Clayburn 13141 Independence Road, SW Rochester, WA 98579 Jeffrey P. Rauth 13141 Independence Road, SW Rochester, WA 98579 Jeffrey P. Rauth 500 A Grade Street Kelso, WA 98626 by both first class mail and certified mail on October 22, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on October 27, 2012, the Borrower/Grantor was personally served with said written notice of default and/ or the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having an objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever are afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to the Re-
vised Code of Washington, Chapter 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s Sale. Service of process of any lawsuit or legal action may be made on Denise J. Lukins, whose address is: Law Office of Denise J. Lukins 10000 NE 7th Avenue, Suite 403 Vancouver, WA 98685 X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. DATED December 4, 2012 Denise J. Lukins, Successor Trustee, Law Office of Denise J. Lukins, PLLC 10000 NE 7th Avenue, Suite 403 Vancouver, WA 98685 (360) 448-2854 email@example.com Exhibit “A” THE NORTH 922 FEET OF THE EAST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 22 NORTH, RANGE 5, EWM, EXCEPT THE NORTH 786 FEET THEREOF, AND EXCEPT THE EAST 30 FEET THEREOF LYING WITHIN THE LIBBIE KING COUNTY ROAD; IN KING COUNTY, WASHINGTON. APN:342205-9049-03. Published in the Kent Reporter on February 1, 2013 and February 22, 2013 #732447.
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124 4TH AVE. S,
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