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Rebranding Federal Way: Ask students?

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Elvis will ring in the 2013 summer season for the Federal Way Farmers Market, now celebrating its 10th year. The opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at The Com- Danny Vernon mons mall’s southwest parking lot. Lunch with Elvis — also known as local entertainer Danny Vernon — will begin at noon. Patrons are encouraged to grab a bite to eat while Elvis croons the classics. This year’s market features more than 50 vendors along with plenty of fresh produce from local farmers. Several longtime vendors will return, along with master gardeners and local crafters. As for food vendors, Great Harvest Bread will sell classic goodies, Little Russia bistro will serve crepes, Charro Azteca will whip up Mexican food, Parsnips will offer German grub, and Ono Chargrilled Burgers will put a Hawaiian spin on an American classic. [ more MARKET, page 10 ] NEWSPAPER RACKS: To see a list of rack locations for the print edition of The Mirror, visit

Cop stops traffic for ducks

Officer Dave Johnson of the Federal Way Police Department stopped traffic to help a family of ducks — a mother and her 13 ducklings — cross the road. Suzanne Hitztaler captured this photo of the feathered pedestrians around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 25, on South 320th Street just east of Pacific Highway. The photo went viral after Hitztaler posted it on The Mirror’s Facebook page. Federal Way police note that the department takes all pedestrian safety seriously. PHOTO BY SUZANNE HITZTALER

As the city tries to figure out ways to revitalize Federal Way’s economy and business community, one idea is to ask high school students to tackle the task. The Finance/Economic Development/Regional Affairs Committee (FEDRAC) held a frank discussion during its April 23 meeting about possible branding/marketing efforts. Led by FEDRAC chair Dini Duclos, the committee, along with economic and community development director Patrick Doherty, began to spitball some ideas about what rebranding might mean for Federal Way. “I think that some of us feel that if we move on

the civic center, which contains the performing arts and conference center downtown, some other people will begin to show interest,” Duclos said. “The mall is getting a big renovation. Isn’t it time that maybe we looked at our image that we have out there? And come up with a new tagline and a new logo? And a better description of this city.” Duclos suggested that perhaps the rebranding effort could be held as a contest among the city’s high schools. This would have the added benefit of engaging the city’s youth and also keeping costs low, she said. Committee member Susan Honda suggested that if that’s the direction [ more REBRAND, page 10 ]

The intersection of downtown blight By ANDY HOBBS

Federal Way’s so-called downtown core brimmed with potential before the recession froze the U.S. economy. A prime illustration of the recession’s effect on Federal Way can be seen at the intersection of 20th Avenue South and South 316th Street. Today, all four corners are plagued by garbage, graffiti, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. On the southeast corner, crews demolished the AMC Theatres in 2007 to make way for a string of failed proposals that included skyscrapers and a “crystal

palace.” The latest proposal under consideration is a park with a “town square” surrounded by private businesses and residences. The city owns this 4-acre site. On the northeast corner is the former Toys R Us, which closed in 2006, alongside another decaying building that once housed Target. The 4-acre site is slated for a $32 million performing arts and conference center (PACC) with a hotel. City leaders hope the 700-seat PACC, if it’s built, will transform the downtown area and act as a catalyst for development. Also on this side of the street is a half-full strip mall with [ more DOWNTOWN, page 11 ]

On Tuesday, a father took his son for a driving lesson in the empty parking lot by the old Toys R Us building on 20th Avenue South, just north of South 320th Street. The building marks the site of a proposed performing arts and conference center (PACC). See more photos at ANDY HOBBS, The Mirror

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King County voters will have the chance to vote on a six-year property tax levy From staff reports for county parks in August. The League of American The King County CounBicyclists (LAB) announced cil approved putting the this week that Washington measure to voters earlier is the most “bicycle-friendthis week. Along with raisly” state in the country. This ing money for taking care is the sixth consecutive year of county parks, the levy that Washington has earned will also disperse money to local municipalities for park the recognition. The state earned the top systems and Woodland ranking based on a number Park Zoo. of key metrics: infrastrucThe measure being sent ture and funding that proto the ballot will replace vides on-the-ground bicycle two levies that expire at the facilities; education and end of 2013. encouragement programs The proposed levy will that promote cycling; and be an estimated $56 per passage and enforcement year on a home valued at of bicycle-friendly laws that $300,000, or about 18.77 you. cents Consult with$1,000 us. of make it safe and comfortfor every able for people of all ages. assessed value. If approved, Federal Way has been that money would go Need business working toward making the toward theacounty’s 200 loan? We can help you. Consult with us.

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Couple wins $1,000 for recycling Federal Way residents Peter and Laura Johnson won the $1,000 grand prize on April 27 by participating in the City of Federal Way’s annual Recycle Palooza Contest. The city partnered with Waste Management to create the Recycle Palooza Contest to encourage residents to learn how to recycle more in a fun way, while also having the chance to win prizes. Five other households received $200 service credits, while all other contestants received $25 gift cards, courtesy of Waste Management. Recycle Palooza culminated at the annual Family Green Fest held April 27 at the Federal Way Community Center. More than 450 residents visited 26 different booths and vendors. COURTESY PHOTO

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Raising chickens in your backyard From staff reports

The City of Federal Way is hosting a free “Backyard Chickens” workshop on from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at City Hall. The workshop is the first in the city’s planned series of “Green Living Workshops.” These workshops will run the second Wednesday of every month this year, and are aimed at a wide range of “green” topics, such as food canning and preservation, organic gardening, and energy saving techniques. For the Backyard Chickens workshop, experts from Seattle Tilth will share their knowledge on how to raise healthy hens in backyards. To RSVP, call (253) 8352700 or visit cityoffederal

The Washington State Legislature will begin its sixth special session in the past three years when lawmakers return to Olympia on May 13. The biggest fight will continue to be the state budget. The House and the Senate produced budgets considered to be on the opposite ends of the spectrum, although both address some of the pressing needs of the state, including the fight over education funding. Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed budget falls somewhere in between the two. Regardless, Inslee said he thinks the budget battle could end up being protracted in this special session. “The parties are not miles apart at the moment. They are light years apart,” Inslee said at an April 29 press conference. “We have a lot of work to do to get people to move to where we will need to reach a consensus here.” The House and Senate budgets began the long project of “fully funding” education by 2018 as handed down from the State Supreme Court’s decision in the McCleary case. Each appropriated nearly $1 billion or more for education funding. The House budget has been criticized because it makes this “down payment” on McCleary by closing tax exemptions on a variety of businesses and products in the state and pulls from the state’s “rainy day” fund. The Senate budget was blasted by Inslee and others because it begins

the process of funding education by freeing up money with the elimination of various programs and agencies that serve underprivileged adults and children. For Federal Way, the special session won’t be as big of a monkey wrench in local budget planning. “The lack of a final budget will require a tiered set of assumptions regarding changes in state funding for public education,” said Sally McLean, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for Federal Way Public Schools. “These tiered assumptions have domino effects on program planning, hiring and staffing changes.” As McLean has noted in recent school board meetings, 2013 will probably mark the first time since the economic downturn began in 2008, that education funding will trend upward in the state. “We are pleased... that the domino effects are anticipated to be reflective of an upward trend in funding,” she said. The extended session’s timing doesn’t have as significant of an effect on the city’s budget planning process, but Federal Way will keep an eye on the proceedings in Olympia. “Several city priorities are awaiting funding decisions,” said city spokesman Chris Carrel. “Those include funding requests for the Triangle (I-5 interchange) and Critical Capacity (sewer pipeline) projects, as well as the performing arts and conference center, and funding for the metal theft prevention legislation the city is requesting.”

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Police Blotter Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: • Group assaults man and steals his phone: At 10:51 p.m. April 27 in the 31000 block of 1st Avenue South, a man was driving his car when a group of males threw an unidentified object at his car. According to the report, the man pulled over to confront the group. When he did so, a group of females came up and pepper-sprayed him, while the group of males used the opportunity to steal his phone from inside his car. • Neighbors spar over weedwhacking: At 12:09 p.m. April 28 in the 29000 block of 18th Av-

enue South, police were called to a dispute between two neighbors. According to the report, one was upset with the other for weedwhacking. During their argument, that neighbor unplugged the other’s weed-whacker, causing the weed-whacker owner to call police. • Youth mob uses house for party: At 4:47 p.m. April 28 in the 4900 block of SW 329th Way, it was reported that 40 to 50 youth had broken into an unattended house and thrown a party. The youth consumed large quantities of alcohol found in the house, and also stole two laptop computers. • Car prowl: At 6:15 p.m. April 28 in the 1800 block of S. 316th St., unknown suspects broke into the victim’s car and stole an iPad and laptop computer. • House burglarized: At 7:08

p.m. April 28, in the 500 block of SW 317th Place, unknown suspects broken into the victim’s house and stole a number of personal electronic items valued at approximately $3,200. • Boyfriend slashes girlfriend’s tires: At 5:29 a.m. April 27 in the 2100 block of SW 317th Place, a boyfriend and girlfriend got into a heated argument over the boyfriend’s suspected cheating. According to the report, at some time during the argument, the boyfriend slashed the tires to the girlfriend’s car so she could not leave. • Storm drain grate stolen: At 6:22 a.m. April 27 in the 1700 block of SW 356th Street, it was reported that unknown suspects had stolen the metal grate covering for a storm drain located in a city street. • Work vehicle broken into:

At 10:28 a.m. April 27 in the 32000 block of 46th Place SW, the victim’s work vehicle was broken into, and a digital camera was stolen from the vehicle. According to the report, entrance to the vehicle was gained by punching out the lock on the door. • Car prowl: At 6:43 p.m. April 27 in the 2800 block of SW 320th Street, the victim’s vehicle was broken into by unknown suspects and approximately $3,400 in personal items were stolen. • Illegal dumping: At 9:16 a.m. April 26 in the 2500 block of South 286th Street, the victim reported someone had illegally dumped trash in their dumpster. According to the report, the victim went through the trash and found pieces of mail identifying two people who lived at the same address. The report does not note if the two people were being viewed as possible suspects.


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Don’t be hoodwinked by Tim Eyman’s tax amendment There is an initiative on the horizon promulgated by Tim Eyman that would limit the length of new taxes and ask voters if they want to amend the state constitution to require a two-thirds majority for all tax increases in the state. Just a few weeks ago this year, in a well written decision, Washing-

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Last week, Federal Way had what may be the most terrifying day in its history. An apparent domestic dispute became a cold-blooded massacre that left five people dead, including the shooter, and left an entire community’s equilibrium in doubt. The Federal Way Police Department held a community meeting three days later attended by local ministers and chaplains to help the neighborhood through the grieving process. The evening was a dramatic and overpowering moment as the residents of the Pinewood Village Apartments met to reflect on what had happened in a way that only those now bonded together in the tragic shared experience could understand. They thanked the first responders, including eight officers who fired their weapons and who likely saved the carnage from being much worse. Some comparisons to the shootings in Newtown and the bombings in Boston were sadly inevitable. It had only been a few days since we saw the mayor of Boston, the governor and police authorities describe the end of the Boston manhunt. In Federal Way, a press conference was held as soon as possible after the event to ensure that the public, through the media, knew what had happened. But only police attended. We didn’t hear from our political leaders until the community meeting three days later. The mayor, deputy mayor and the police chief expressed their condolences, and an officer went over the general outline of what had happened that fateful Sunday evening. But the evening was as striking for what wasn’t discussed as for what was. In listening to the residents, it was clear that many were

still in a state of shock and thankful to be alive. Processing the emotional impact of the murders was almost too overwhelming for many to comprehend. Others, however, were starting to move to another level of predictable reaction that follows a tragedy. They were asking “how could this happen,” as questions about the murderer’s past brushes with the law and verbal domestic abuse problems with women had started to emerge from the media. The ground rules stated by the police didn’t really allow the opportunity for substantive questions. Some caution, given the investigation, is expected. But the reluctance to engage citizens — whose neighborhood became a battlefield — in a more meaningful dialogue had a very chilling effect on some in the crowd. The grief continues in Newtown, Conn., but now they are demanding changes in gun laws from their political leaders so it doesn’t happen again. In Boston, they are asking more pointed questions about “who knew what” and “when did they know it” as the possibility of recriminations starts to emerge. Here in Federal Way, we haven’t reached that step in the grieving process. At least not yet. But questions are surfacing about how someone known to police and with a history of anger issues was able to possess guns. Officials tell the public he had a legal right to own and carry a gun because he hadn’t done anything to warrant losing that right. That may be accurate, but now seems hollow and uncaring. He used that right to murder four people. The evening was helpful as some needed the support that the police and chaplains provided. Others needed answers and assurances that [ more ROEGNER, page 5 ] Bob Roegner


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As we move on as a community from the horrific events on April 21 that left four innocent victims and the perpetrator dead, I am reminded of the five stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. While each of us affected by this tragedy will proceed through these stages at our own paces, there are certain facets of society that must act more responsibly in times like these. In this particular case, your city leaders were remiss in how they handled the events after this shooting in Federal Way. Unlike the events in Boston, ours was an open and shut case as the assailant was killed in the process. We didn’t need to shut the city down, proceed through a massive manhunt and then start the aftermath processes. We advanced right to the aftermath. The police department performed an admirable, if not exemplary job. They responded on time, stayed vigilant and called a press conference to inform the public. At this point, things started to break down. Where was Mayor Skip Priest during this initial press conference? Not only did he not speak, he wasn’t even present. While I will grant the fact that this was predominately a police-centered press conference, the mayor should have opened the meeting assuring the general public that all of us were safe, that this was an isolated event, and that there would be a follow-up meeting — and then turn it over to the police chief for the details. Consider the events in Boston as an example. The mayor was at every press conference. In fact, he checked himself out of the hospital and waved off painkillers to be there. He led that city from the beginning to the end. If that wasn’t enough, a few days later, The Mirror was astounded to receive a memo from the police department with an open invitation to the community to attend a remembrance meeting for the victims at City Hall. During this meeting, Mayor Priest, Deputy Mayor Jim Ferrell and Chief Brian Wilson all spoke poignantly and with deep concern to the victims’ families with their individual remarks and support. Halfway through, the meeting took an unusual turn. The memo and the handout at the door in part stated that “we would like to respectfully request at this time that any members of the audience not a resident of Pinewood Apartments or a family member of victims excuse themselves at this time.” Huh? So let me get this straight. We, as members of this community, are invited to a public meeting, held at City Hall, but then halfway through the meeting, were ushered out because we didn’t qualify for the remainder of the meeting? Indeed, that is exactly what occurred. For the first time, I wondered whether the mayor’s office or the police department was running this city. Imagine the outrage in Boston had [ more ALCOTT, page 5 ]


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ton’s Supreme Court Justices said requiring a two-thirds majority for tax increases was unconstitutional. It needs to be pointed out under state law that only legislators can initiate amendments, which eventually require voter approval to be enacted. With all of that in mind, it would seem that this is an effort of folly

Last week’s Mirror announced that Deputy Mayor Jim Ferrell would not be running for mayor this year. I’ve called him, urging him to change his mind. I suspect mine was not the only call he has received. I’ve known Jim Ferrell for more than 10 years now and I’ve been very happy with positions he takes and the way he votes as a [ more LETTERS, page 5 ]

To submit an item or photo for publication: email Letters may be edited for style, clarity and length. and futility. If you care about the education system, don’t be hoodwinked into thinking this is a good thing because it’s not. Our Legislature is having a hard time completing its constitutional duty as it is without being hamstrung by this kind of political nonsense.

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Please call Magic Johnson It has been reported in the Federal Way Mirror that L.A.-based Canyon-Johnson Urban Funds a financial group owned by former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson is offering a cash infusion to rejuvenate The Commons, aka the SeaTac Mall. Perhaps this is a good time for our city council and mayor to make a call to

[ ROEGNER from page 4] their leaders would lead. But that wasn’t to be, and it was a missed opportunity to unite the community in a common goal. Leaders are determined by how they handle a moment that is thrust upon them, not one they plan for. This was a time for our mayor and deputy mayor to not just console this city of 90,000 scared citizens, which they did well. They needed to answer the leadership question, “What are they going to do about it?” They didn’t even try. It would have only taken a few moments to describe what the city’s plan of action was going to be. But what a difference it might have made in the community healing process if the mayor or deputy mayor had asked this neighborhood to join them and help lead an effort

Randall Smith, Federal Way

to change laws regarding domestic violence against women, mental health, and the ease with which guns are obtained by those who shouldn’t have them. The murderer was known to police. They knew he carried guns. And the last time he came to their attention, it was over another domestic case with a different woman. And he was driving the car of the woman he would later murder. Did the police follow up? The mayor could have offered that he would have his police department review their internal procedures to take a closer look in the future in similar circumstances — or ask more questions. We should have heard that just talking about a tragedy isn’t enough. If everyone is left to work through their grief but nothing changes, we have undervalued the lives of the

[ ALCOTT from page 4] the city issued a statement that said “Only the people of the blocks that were cordoned off to capture the fugitives could attend the meeting. All the rest of you need to go away.” I can’t imagine that scenario because it didn’t and couldn’t have ever happened. Except, of course, in Federal Way. The Boston mayor understood that the only way to heal from such an ordeal is to invite everyone into the healing process. The City of Federal Way was on the right track, right up until they asked most of the community to leave a public meeting as if this didn’t pertain to them. By doing so, the city kept the press and the public from hearing any questions and answers the

victims. Could these murders have been avoided by changing the laws? Maybe, maybe not. But citizens have a right to know that the people they elected are trying. The story about the murders in Federal Way has been replaced on most front pages by another tragedy in another town. But this story didn’t happen in Connecticut, or Colorado, or Massachusetts. This time it happened here, right here, and four innocent people aren’t with their families anymore. For those families, this will never be over. Something positive can come out of this if changes are made. The Legislature is back in session in two weeks. Are our leaders up to the challenge?

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner, a former mayor of Auburn:

residents may have asked. In an effort to create accordance, the city created divisiveness. I, for one, am appalled by this action and want to personally apologize to all of the citizens of Federal Way for the city’s ineptitude in the handling of the community meetings. As I enter the acceptance phase, I respectfully request the leaders of Federal Way to do the same. Accept the fact that you mishandled this and begin to move the city in a direction that will heal the community. Your entire community deserves this, in likely the greatest time of need that this community will ever face.

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Poster child runs in the red Supporters of the performing arts and conference center (PACC) have often heralded the Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) as a poster child for the Federal Way project. Both the unofficial PACC spokesperson and the spokesman for the mayor’s office have claimed that the ECA operates in the black. As a skeptic of all things financial, I decided to investigate this claim. After several emails, a few phone calls and lots of research, I found a 2012 report from the State Auditor’s office stating that the ECA was “at risk of not meeting its financial obligations.” Turns out, the ECA is only operating in the black if you ignore nearly $500,000 of annual taxpayer subsidies. When the ECA was built, the City of Edmonds instituted a 0.033 percent sales tax to fund the organization. In addition, Snohomish County agreed to make annual contributions, currently in excess of $200,000. In order to keep the ECA from missing loan payments, the City of Edmonds has been forced to loan the ECA more than $500,000 over the last few years. While in government accounting this may be considered “operating in the black,” the rest of us consider it to be massively in the red. So what does this mean for Federal Way? First, the mayor’s office needs to have an honest discussion with the community about how they plan to pay for the construction and operation of the PACC. Recently, the mayor’s office reported they had $5.4 million of “available funds.” How does a city that has cut millions from the roads budget and 15 positions from the police department have more than $5 million of available funds? At least indirectly, the mayor’s office is trading public safety and potholes for

PACC construction. In addition, the city will be forced to either further cut services and/or raise taxes to cover ongoing subsidies for debt payments and operational losses. Second, we need accountability. As we have seen with the SCORE jail, it is easy to blame somebody else for a problem that is causing all of us to suffer. PACC supporters and the mayor’s office need to make someone accountable when the PACC requires even more money than is currently projected. Short of finding a private investor (think Chris Hansen and the Sonics), I’m not sure how to do this. Third, it’s time for PACC supporters to get organized and start a capital campaign. If I were Czar of Federal Way, I wouldn’t commit another dime of taxpayer money until PACC supporters can gather $1 million of their own money (less than 4 percent of the total cost). In connection with a capital campaign, PACC supporters need a single voice to the community and a system to organize anyone who is willing to help. In addition to generating more support, it will also help control those PACC supporters, including at least one member of the Federal Way City Council, who have resorted to slandering people who express opposition to this project. For the record, I’m not opposed to building a PACC, as it certainly can’t hurt the downtown redevelopment. However, I am very much opposed to misleading taxpayers to build yet another pet project that will further erode our public safety. Matthew Jarvis

Federal Way City Council member and as the deputy mayor. His record on public safety is unparalleled in this city. As horrendous crime gets more and more prevalent in Federal Way, I say we need Jim Ferrell to be our mayor. The current mayor has unabashedly placed public safety and the Federal Way Police Department second to building a $32 million performing arts and conference center. That does not fly well with me and folks I know. Jim has been a leader in our community as deputy mayor. He has been a senior King County prosecutor for several years, and it is he who led the effort to allow the citizens of Federal Way to vote for their mayor. He is uniquely the man for the job.

good ole Magic and see if they could start a discussion about a partnership in the long-discussed PACC (performing arts and conference center). This partnership might have more traction than the failed attempt to build the “Crystal Palace.” The object of the City of Federal Way should be to take as much of the financial burden off the residents. Along with a Canyon-Johnson partnership, much of the annual operating cost could be absorbed. A $1 per PACC-related ticket user fee would help offset cost as well. So how much creativity and drive do our council members and mayor have? Do they have the motivation to pick up the phone and call Magic and see if there might be some interest from this group? This group might actually get this project moving on the fast track, thus saving residents the cost that gets higher each day we wait. Seattle Mayor McGinn said on March 5 in regard to the Chris Hansen’s Sonics arena project that the City of Seattle is currently turning away convention business. This is business we could have here in our city. Is that not motivation to move now? Just maybe this partnership could be the driving factor in the development of long overdue downtown corridor. We can only hope.


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Matthew Jarvis is a Federal Way resident and business owner:

Sex column vilifies Hobby Lobby like all of us can. But why vilify a business owner and his company simply because he chooses Amy Johnson’s recent article on sex, to run his business contrary to her beliefs pregnancy and Hobby Lobby contained and moral compass? some very good advice on how to avoid I would never suggest that I or pregnancy. Tip #1: Don’t have sex. anyone limit her First Amendment Solid advice. Tip #2: Use protecright to free speech and sharing YOUR tion, specifically a condom. Also her opinion, but when it’s done in solid advice. such a public manner as to sway However, she lost me when she public opinion against a new busibrought Hobby Lobby into a conness partner in our community for versation about avoiding pregnancy. I a reason such as this, I am compelled don’t get it. What’s the connection? to exercise my free speech and publicly Half the article dealt with the personal support and encourage hobby enthusiasts beliefs of the founder, David Green, and throughout Federal Way and South King the business decisions and policies he County to support Hobby Lobby and makes for his private company. The comwelcome them into our community. pany that he built, by the way. I don’t know this for a fact, but I would Yes, that’s right. He built it. And he think that not all employees of Hobby owns it. And he can make whatever poliLobby share the same religious and moral cies and business decisions he chooses. convictions as their founder. FurtherAnd by the way, his employees choose to more, I would venture to say that the avwork there of their own free will. That’s erage Hobby Lobby employee has no idea the beauty of a free-market society. If you what Mr. Green believes, or even what his don’t like your job or the policies and political and religious leanings are. Except benefits, find a new job. for the ones the media is exploiting. If Ms. Johnson doesn’t agree with his Similarly, I would think that most pro-life policies, she has the right to vote people don’t share the same religious and with her money. Michael’s, Jo Ann’s or any moral convictions of their bosses or ownmass retailer probably have the craft or ers. I know I don’t. But that’s part of what hobby item she’s looking for. She’s free to makes our great country unique. The spend her money where she wants to and fabric of our country is woven together support the businesses she believes in, just [ more COLEMAN page 6 ] By JASON COLEMAN

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[6] May 3, 2013

Martin Moore will run for council seat

tive aide. Moore will run for the seat held by Diana Noble-Gulliford, who was appointed to fill FreeMirror staff reports man’s vacant council position in January. ELECTION Noble-Gulliford Martin Moore has announced his told The Mirror candidacy for Fedshe plans to run for eral Way City Council election, but has not position 6. A first-time officially declared. candidate, Moore has Moore grew up in Fedworked on past campaigns eral Way and has previousfor State Rep. Roger Freely served on the city’s Parks man and Councilman Bob and Recreation ComCelski, among others. He is mission. He also worked currently Freeman’s legisla- with the school district’s


AmeriCorps program. To learn more, visit www. Filing deadline for candidates is May 13-17. All candidates are required to disclose campaign finances/donations with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) at http:// 2013 candidate recap: • Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest announced his bid for re-election. Priest was the city’s first elected mayor, winning about 52 percent of the vote in 2010.

So far, no challengers have come forward. • For city council position two, Kelly Maloney and Mark Koppang have declared their candidacies. Maloney was appointed to the seat in January and is running to keep the seat. Koppang previously ran for council in 2011. • South King Fire and Rescue Commissioner Bill Gates announced his bid for re-election for position one. He was first elected to the board in 2001 and was re-elected in 2007.

[ COLEMAN from page 5] with many different types of “thread.” The pro-choice movement in America and secular liberals are obviously irritated with the positions that Mr. Green has taken publicly and it’s no secret that Hobby Lobby is fighting for their values in federal court. But what you don’t hear in the liberal media is what Hobby Lobby is doing for its employees. Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays

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— virtually unheard of in the retail world. I wish the company I worked for was closed on Sundays. Hobby Lobby recently raised its minimum wage for full-time employees to $14 an hour and to $9.50 an hour for part-time employees. In spite of the tough economic climate we have endured over the past five years, Hobby Lobby has increased wages for hourly full-time employees in each of those five years, and has raised part-time wages for the past four consecutive years. With the recent increase, full-time hourly employees are making nearly double the federal minimum wage, and higher than our state minimum wage, yet that fact is nowhere to be found in the liberal media. A quick Google search landed me on a CareerBuilders page with a Hobby Lobby job listing, where I discovered a full range of benefits. If I were unemployed, Hobby Lobby might be an interesting option to consider. My intent isn’t for this article to become a job posting or advertisement for Hobby Lobby, but I simply can’t read Ms. Johnson’s article and not wonder what her true motive is. If it was just a rant, that’s great. She’s entitled to that. But if it was something more, then this is “my turn” to respond to her. Federal Way is a tough enough place for businesses to grow and prosper. Let’s not run a new business partner out of town simply because we disagree with the founder’s beliefs and company policies. If you don’t like it, shop somewhere else. But remember that some of our neighbors are counting on the success of Hobby Lobby for the well being of themselves and their families. And their growing families…you know, when the condom breaks! On a serious note, unwanted or unexpected pregnancies can be very difficult for a woman. Anyone who finds themselves in an unplanned pregnancy, hurting from a previous abortion, needing parenting support or seeking sexual and relational guidance can contact Care Net Pregnancy and Family Services here in Federal Way at (253) 941-2664 or email fedway@

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Fun Brick needs ‘champion’ investor for charity idea the Fun Brick to help single moms and other vulnerable members of society in Local couple Michael today’s difficult economy. and Carol Garcia have long “We see that there’s a given selflessly to others, huge need, in the economic raising dozens of foster kids downturn like we’re in now. over the course of the last It doesn’t matter if we’re 22 years. in (good economic As they get older, times), they’ll always BUSINESS the couple is consay they had to do tinuing to explore a budget cut,” he ways to give back to said. “The ones that others and the comget hurt the most, are munity, and hope to do always single moms with so with a product called the kids. Because it’s either Fun Brick. welfare, or they’re Section The Fun Brick is essen8, or medical for the kids tially a brick-sized piece of or for them, or schooling foam with a digital sound for them. Those are five device in the middle. Garcia things right there that afhopes to market it to sports fected them, and not one of teams and other similar those things affected me at entities. all. (This) has been in our “Imagine you are watchhearts all these years, and I ing your favorite sport on thought a better way to do the T.V. and a player, ref or this is to create somewhere coach did something dumb where it will sustain someand stupid and you had to body. Because the state of release your frustration,” Washington, they can only Garcia said. “Well, I solved do so much. And their that problem with my Fun hands are tied by all their Brick.” rules and stuff like that.” According to Garcia, he “We’re not in this to already has 30,000 bricks make money for ourselves,” made. He now needs help he added. to find somewhere between Garcia said a large $25,000 to $50,000 to cover amusement park, a leadtravel expenses so he can do ing television shopping the appropriate networking network, a number of for his product. beverage companies, and “We’re just looking for various other groups have one more champion to help expressed interest in the out,” Garcia said. “Justin product. Bieber had Usher. Usher “All (the money) needs found him on the Internet. to do, is to start setting And now look at (Bieber). up meetings. I’m here in Usher looks smarter now Seattle…We might have than he did back then. to go to a trade show in Usher was Bieber’s chamNew York, or go to Atlanta pion.” for Coca-Cola,” he said. Garcia said he’d use “This is the last push. These money raised by sales of companies want to see final By GREG ALLMAIN


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[10] May 3, 2013 A woman buys local corn last summer at the Federal Way Farmers Market. MIRROR FILE PHOTO

[ MARKET from page 1] Throughout the fivemonth season, the market will host a range of events such as health fairs, family safety days and more. “We’re more than a farmers market,” said co-director Rose Ehl. “We’re a community market, too.” Other events scheduled for 2013: • Advancing Leadership Class of 2013’s Break The Chains, a 5K bike ride/ walk/scoot to raise public awareness of human trafficking (May 18) • The Apple Festival Run, featuring a 5K and 10K run/walk along with a family-friendly event celebrating

soon, according to Doherty. Michael Navarro, a local the city wishes to go with its business owner, took the rebranding efforts, Highline time to chime in about the Community College should idea of rebranding Federal Way, saying he hopes the also be involved. Duclos city would reach out to the agreed, as did committee business community more. member Jeanne Burbidge. “Can a high school “I think it’s a good idea student really address these to have a contest involvissues as far as economic ing the students, it would growth and be wonderful,” “Can a high school rebranding our Burbidge said. student really city?” asked Na“I do see it as a varro, co-owner pretty significant address these issues as far as of Blue Era Buildcontest, and a ers, a construccontest that could economic growth and rebranding our tion company potentially get a lot of responses.” city?” Michael Navarro, based in Federal Way. “Can a local business owner Also agreeing lower-level college was committee student really admember Bob dress these issues? Celski. Can one single person “It would be some really really ever rebrand this good publicity…not only city? At what point do we for the schools, but for look to businesses to also the city as well,” he said, help rebrand Federal Way? “because we’re trying to recruit our own future lead- I think the people who are ers to try and come up with going to create jobs and rebrand this city are people something like that. I think who are (willing to) put it’s a great idea.” their neck on the line. I reDuring the April 23 ally think the businesses are discussion, the Federal the people who are going Way Chamber of Comto start rebranding the city merce was brought up as first.” being a potential partner in Duclos and the other a project such as this. The members of FEDRAC Chamber was responsible for a commercial and a cor- thanked Navarro for his responding tagline in recent input, with Duclos re-iterating that this initial discusyears as part of ongoing sion was just that, someefforts to attract businesses thing to get people thinking to the city. Also in previous about the issue and figuring years, there was a monthly out how it can best be tackmeeting between city staff and the Chamber, a practice led. “We all want the city to grow and be successful,” that has now been disconHonda concluded. tinued, but may be revived

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the apple (Aug. 24) • Western Roundup Chili Cook-off, in which the Federal Way police and South King firefighters battle for chili supremacy (Sept. 28) The Federal Way Farmers Market will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through October. Vendors interested in participating at the farmers market are encouraged to contact Karla Kolibab at federalwayfarmersmarket@ or (253) 2618157. To learn more about the market, visit In The Mirror’s Best of Federal Way 2013 awards, the farmers market was chosen by readers as the top tourist attraction.

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hardhats,” she said. “I’ll know we’re on our way a few busy tenants such as when we see that.” 24 Hour Fitness and Gene As the economy recovers, Juarez Academy of Beauty. city leaders continue to enOn the northwest corner tertain proposals in hopes is the former Top Food and of stimulating downtown Drug, which shut its doors development. this spring, less than two “Whatever we do, it must years after the neighboring fulfill specific criteria,” Walmart was remodeled said Mayor Skip Priest in and began selling groceries. his 2013 state of the city Also on this corspeech. “It must ner is the Palace be affordable to “I want to see Korean Bar and build, it must be some people Grill, which is still with shovels and affordable to operopen for business. hardhats. ... I’ll ate, and it must On the southknow we’re on our be big enough to west corner is the way when we see create the kind of Clarion Hotel with change the down115 rooms, with a that.” town needs. NothSusan Streifel, CEO, 117-room Coming against senior Woodstone Credit Union fort Inn tucked housing, or a strip behind it. Both mall, but if that’s hotels keep wellwhat ends up on groomed sites. However, these sites, we will have the hotels border another wasted a lot of time and we vacant lot that’s riddled will have lost ground in the with litter and makeshift process.” campsites for the homeless. Traffic count From 20th Avenue South, pedestrians can access the The closure of Top Food lot from a staircase marred and Drug will likely affect in trash and broken glass. the number of vehicles that In 2006, Woodstone travel through that area of Credit Union opened a Federal Way. new headquarters on South The city’s website has 316th Street, next to the posted maps that illustrate Clarion. CEO Susan Streifel the average daily traffic recalled the confidence and (ADT) for Federal Way demand that dovetailed streets. Maps from August with investing in that part 2006 and August 2010 both of the city. The Federal Way show that South 316th Transit Center opened in Street and 20th Avenue February 2006, and at the South each attracted 5,000 time, city leaders projected to 15,000 weekday vehicles. a clear vision for developing The most heavily-traveled the area. roads, according to both “We made a conscious maps, received more than decision to be in the core 35,000 vehicles a day: of the city,” said Streifel, • South 320th Street adding that Woodstone’s between I-5 and Pacific previous Federal Way Highway South (note: the headquarters had opened 2006 map shows this level in 1988 at 1st Avenue South of traffic extending to 1st and South 336th Street. Avenue South) She believes the area sur• South 348th Street rounding the credit union’s between Pacific Highway current location would have South and SR 18 a different story to tell if not • Pacific Highway South, for the recession that took specifically the stretch hold in 2008. between South 304th Street In 2013, she is looking for and the city’s northern edge one specific indicator that PHOTOS Federal Way’s downtown For photos of businesses core is moving forward along 20th Avenue South once again. in Federal Way, visit www. “I want to see some people with shovels and

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CALENDAR Wild Waves opens: Wild Waves Theme Park in Federal Way announced it will open early this year to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5. Families can access all of the park’s 30 rollercoasters and variety of amusement rides, special concerts, and giveaways, for only $9.99 per person. Children under 48 inches tall are free. The public can purchase their tickets at www. Foodies will be able to get a fix at a series of Mexican food vendors, including Taqueria La Fondita, Antojitos Araceli, Taqueria Sauyao and Best Corn 1. Grease: Decatur Theatre Company presents the musical “Grease” from May 2-4 and May 9-11 at 2800 SW 320th St. Features hit songs from the Broadway show and the movie. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 general admission, $7 for ASB and seniors over 62. Contact (253) 945-5222. TJHS Musical Theatre presents “Chicago”: This saucy musical runs this weekend at Thomas Jefferson High School, 4248 S. 288th St. Tickets are $11 general, $9 seniors/students. Group rates available. Shows will be 7:30 p.m. May 3, 4, 5 (matinee). Learn more at Barbershop harmony: The Western Washington Barbershop Chorus and Quartet Contest will be held May 3-4 at Our Savior’s Baptist Church, 701 S. 320th St. Quartet contest begins at 7 p.m. Friday, chorus contest starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, high school a cappella contest starts at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and Show of Champions starts at 7 p.m. Performers include the Federal Way Harmony Kings along with choral programs from Decatur and Todd Beamer high schools. Tickets are $10/$15 and available at the door. (425) 372-6231. Bowl A Strike Against Cancer: Gamma Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Psi will hold the fundraiser at 9:30 a.m. May 4 at Secoma Lanes, 34500 Pacific Highway S., Federal Way. Contact (253) 719-8326 or Angels Abreast Fundraiser: Proceeds go to breast cancer research in memory of Jeanne Hitchcock. Event begins at 10 a.m. May 4 at 34507 Pacific Highway S., Suite 1, across from Secoma Lanes. Includes raffles, gift baskets and bake sale. Contact (253) 740-9630. Spring Into Action Walk/Run: All-ages event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at Light of Christ Community Garden, 34249 21st Ave. SW. There will be a 5K run and a 1.5-mile walk. Contact (253) 952-8339. Bonsai garden: An exhibit of paintings and drawings by the Northwest artist group “Trees in Art” will open May 4 and run through June 12 at the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection on the Weyerhaeuser campus in Federal Way. On May 11, check out two free lecture/ demonstrations by visiting artists from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. On May 12, check out guided tours each hour on the hour, starting at 10 a.m. A free bonsai demonstration begins at 1:30 p.m. Contact (253) 924-5206. Voetberg Family Band: This group of eight siblings from Centralia, WA, play a variety of instruments as well as sing and write their own music. These fiddle champions will perform a free

all-ages show at 7 p.m. May 5 at Marine View Presbyterian Church, 8469 Eastside Drive NE, Tacoma. Visit American Sign Language: Federal Way Community Center is hosting a sign language class beginning May 7. Cost is $5 per class, which runs 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and is open to all ages and abilities. Learn the basics and more. Email kevin. Weight loss workshop: Free event runs 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Wolf Chiropractic Center, 1010 S. 336th St., Suite 102. Complimentary body fat scans and refreshments available. RSVP: (253) 838-7300. FW Kiwanis: The club meets at noon Wednesdays at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Learn more at Upcoming guest speakers include Police Chief Brian Wilson (May 8). Long-term care: Multi-Service Center is hosting a free seminar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 8 at 1200 S. 336th St. in Federal Way. Seminar covers how to choose a long-term care facility. To register, call (253) 835-7678, ext. 105. South King Fire and Rescue Scout Night: Free annual event runs 5 to 8 p.m. May 8 at the SKFR headquarters, 31617 1st Ave. S., and is open to scouts of all levels along with their families and friends. Refreshments provided. Event includes hands-on exhibits and demonstrations. Contact Gary Bowen at (253) 946-7326. Chief’s Call: Federal Way Police Chief Brian Wilson will host a community meeting 6 to 8 p.m. May 9 at St. Vincent de Paul’s social hall, 30525 8th Ave. S. Topics of discussion include red light photo enforcement, school safety, gun safety and more. Email ChiefsCall@ Marine Hills Swim and Tennis Club: On May 11, the club will celebrate its 50th anniversary to coincide with opening day. Parade to the pool begins at 11:30 a.m., and the pool will be open to all from noon to 3 p.m. There will be a carnival, cake walk, scavenger hunt, prizes and more. The club is at 600 S. 302nd St. Visit www. Women’s Club of Federal Way: Monthly meeting will begin at 11 a.m. May 15 at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. The program will feature professional comedianmagician Cary Durgin. Cost is $14. Newcomers are always welcome. Reservations: (253) 927-2766. Bike-to-Work Day: Celebrate Bike-to-Work Day with free food and coffee from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. May 17 at the end of the BPA Trail (11th Place S. and S. 324th St.). Communities In Schools: The annual fundraising breakfast will run 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. May 17 at the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters in Federal Way. Proceeds support students and families in Federal Way Public Schools. To RSVP, contact Single Seniors Dine Out: Next monthly dinner at Black Bear Diner’s private backroom will begin at 5:30 p.m. May 21 for single seniors ages 55 and up. No agenda and no RSVP necessary. Contact: Cooking classes: East India Grill, 31845 Gateway Center Blvd. in Federal Way, hosts a cooking class at 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Fee is $20. To register, call (253) 529-9292. Visit

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THE MIRROR WANTS YOUR RECIPE: The Mirror seeks great recipes for the inaugural edition of the Let’s Eat restaurant guide. This new section will tell visitors and residents where to eat. Your recipe can be included in this guide. A local gift certificate will be awarded to all recipes picked for this section. Deadline is June 14. Submissions may come from individuals or businesses. Email

...obituaries Evelyn Ann Neises Evelyn Ann Neises, 95, of Auburn, WA, was laid to rest on April 25, 2013. She was born to Emil and Emma Bremer in Albert Lea, MN on April 23, 1918. Evelyn worked in the nursing profession for many years as a Registered Nurse at several hospitals and dedicated 7 ½ years as a Lieutenant in the US Navy in WWII and the Korean War aboard ship. Norbert and Evelyn Neises were married on January 3, 1958. Evelyn was a member of All Saint Lutheran Church in Federal Way, WA and had a passion for gardening and animals. She is survived by her daughters Diane Shaw & Connie Dixon; grandchildren Sarah Shaw, Heather Haynes & Mitchell Dixon; great granddaughter Jaidah Litt and brother Leland Bremer. Evelyn will be missed but never forgotten.

Federal Way Community Caregiving Network update On Jan. 31, Doug Johnson, president of the Federal Way Community Caregiving Network Board of Directors, accepted a $750 donation and the Whitney Bellinghausen Community Service Award. The award was presented by Jeff Bellinghausen, vice president of the Firefighters Foundation. Whitney devoted much of her time volunteering and helping community, and Jeff feels that his daughter would be very proud knowing that the award has gone to the FWCCN, a cause that she strongly believed in. In this photo, Maureen Donhauser and Marge Hering (right) are presenting Doug Johnson, FWCCN President, with a check for $1,000 at the network’s Dec. 8 board planning meeting. Courtesy Photo

Ruth Jeanette Simmons Barber Ruth completed her voyage through life on April 19, 2013 at age 92, in Federal Way, Washington. She leaves her husband John R. “Jack” Barber, daughters Janine Barber and Cindi Paris of Federal Way, grandsons John C. Paris and W. David Paris of Bellevue, and great-grandchildren Maya, Madison and Kai Paris of Bellevue. A leader, organizer, respected matriarch and business woman, she was emulated by many. Born in Hartford, Connecticut February 11, 1921, Ruth was the middle child of the late Ray and Hesper Simmons. Ruth’s lifelong interest in the world around her culminated in many trips to exotic places and new international friends. Called the “flower of the family” she met life’s problems with Yankee practicality and aplomb. Ruth was one who successfully defied setbacks and challenges with intelligence and dignity. A graduate of Cushing Academy and Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, she married Jack in 1942 at the outset of America’s entry into WW2. Defying expectations, the youthful couple’s marriage lasted 701/2 years! During Jack’s Europe WW2 service, she was a metallurgist/chemist at nearby Pratt and Whitney’s East Hartford aircraft engine plant. After the war, two daughters arrived. Busy community life in Hartford County enabled Ruth to do public service such as Bloomfield’s Board of Education, politics, president of several womens’ clubs, and to attend school, ham radio and military reunions. Amateur radio emergency services filled a need among the many (she held the FCC’s Extra Class call K1IIF). Their summer country home in cool East Hartland was a family favorite ... Life was good. Once the girls entered adulthood, Ruth in 1966 formed the town’s first travel agency, Barber Travel, Inc. and was its president for the next eighteen years. She found time for visits to the 50 United States, western Europe including the Soviet Union, India, Kenya, photo safari in Zambia, Iceland, arctic Svalbard, Norway; the Caribbean (especially Barbados where her “ham” call was 8P6EL, - “Easy Lady”, Australia, French Polynesia and so many more. A beloved trip was to Chile’s Easter Island where she met its first radio ham there, hermit-like Father Dave. As a visiting “YL” or “Young Lady”, then a rarity in the hobby, she was hailed in Japanese and German and other radio journals. Becoming Washington residents in 1984, so as to be near their descendants, the Barbers’ good life (and still more public service) lasted 25 years at Lacey’s Panorama retirement community, as well as happy times at their Summit Lake, Olympia, shore house. Later, as a Federal Way area resident, she enjoyed its Community Center pool, and was a member of the Brown’s Point United Methodist Church in adjoining Tacoma. Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Tumwater is handling the arrangements.


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Hoops: Broussard MVP in Iceland Jefferson By CASEY OLSON

Basketball is truly a worldwide game. Just ask Aaron Broussard. The Federal Way High School graduate was recently named the Most Valuable Player of Iceland’s Express League championship series. Broussard’s Grindavik team held off Stjarnan in the decisive game of the five-game title series. Grindavik won the fifth game, 79-74. Broussard finished the final game on April 28 with 25 points, nine assists and five assists to lead Grindavik. During the five-game series, Broussard averaged 28.6 points and 10 rebounds a game. Even more impressive is the fact that he averaged 34 points during Grindavik’s three wins in the championship series, including 39 in the opening game. During the Icelandic regular season, the 6-foot5 Broussard played in 33 [ more basketball page 20 ]


Federal Way grad Aaron Broussard was the championship MVP for Gindavik of the Express League in Iceland after averaging 28.6 points in the title series. courtesy photo

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The Federal Way Eagles soccer team is the champions of the South Puget Sound League South Division. The Eagles secured the division title Saturday with a 4-2 win over second-place Puyallup. Federal Way also beat Bethel Tuesday, 3-0, to improve to 14-1-0 on the season. The Eagles will play either Jefferson (11-

0-4) or Mount Rainier (10-1-4) in the SPSL title match, which will be at 8 p.m. at Federal Way Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, May 8. The Raiders and Rams will play in both teams’ regular-season finale Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. Jefferson can secure the SPSL North Division championship with a win or a tie. The Rams will earn the North’s top seed with a victory over TJ. [ more wrap up page 18 ]

The Thomas Jefferson girls tennis team entered the 2013 season as the prohibitive favorites to repeat as the South Puget Sound League Central Division champions. The Raiders didn’t disappoint. Jefferson rolled through the SPSL Central regular season with a perfect 10-0 record, capped with a 5-0 win over Curtis Tuesday afternoon. Jefferson lost a grand total of five games during the sweep of Curtis. All three doubles’ teams won 6-0, 6-0, Cindy Park and Crystal Lee at No. 1, Toni Mullen and Rileigh Qualls Jenny Hoefel at No. 2 and Nichelle Song and Gloria Oh at No. 3. On the singles’ courts, Michelle Lee beat Jessie Swofford, 6-3, 6-0, and Coco Hernandez-Tagoe won at No. 2, 6-1, 6-1. Jefferson was led all season by Park and Lee. Kiele Bowman The pair finished 5-0 playing together during the regular season and are looking to make their first state tournament playing together. Park, a junior, played at state two years ago as a freshman, but was eliminated at the district tournament level last season. Lee is an ultra-talented freshman. Next up for the Raiders and the rest of the district tennis players is the postseason, which kicks off Friday with the first two rounds of the SPSL Tournament. It continues through Tuesday with berths to the West Central/Southwest District Tournament on the line. Districts will run May 17-18 at the Capitol City Club in Tumwater with the topeight finishers in both singles and doubles advancing to state. [ more tennis page 20 ]

Sidelines: Jason Collins sparks gay movement in sports

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alpha-dogs of the world. Ultra-competitive people who would run over their own mother to get a win. A majority of men dream of being them and there are plenty of women who want to be with them, so to speak. It would be impossible to be a homosexual male in today’s sporting landscape, right? Actually, no. It seems like the opposite has happened. Collins’ announcement has garnered plenty of “incredible” sup-


Current NBA center Jason Collins came out as the first active player in one of the four major U.S. professional sports league as openly gay on Monday.

Jason Collins became the first active player in one of the four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as openly gay. The Stanford University graduate, who played with the Washington Wizards this season in the National Basketball Association (NBA), did so in a Sports Illustrated article posted Monday. It’s been a long time coming, mainly because of the notion that male professional athletes are the

port, he said. Sure, there are always going to be the ill-informed, set-in-their-ways person who thinks their lifestyle should be pushed on everybody else in the world. These people are never going to change, no matter what happens. It warms my heart that Collins is receiving widespread support for his decision to “come out.” It should lead the way for others to follow in his footsteps. Here’s hoping that, in the future, a player’s sexual preference is a [ more sidelines page 18 ]

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and mimosas. [ sidelines from page 17] balls Carmelo Anthony isn’t non-story. I, for one, really don’t understand why somebody’s sexual preference is even a story. What’s the big deal? Does it affect how Collins plays basketball? Would he be a better player if he was married with two mistresses, like some of his teammates? Being gay is not a contagious disease. Players who come into contact with Collins aren’t going to, all of a sudden, start finding other men attractive. LeBron James isn’t going to play defense against Collins and suddenly want to put together a brunch complete with a vegetable quiche, decorative melon

going to block Collins out for a rebound and then head straight for a boutique following the game to come up with a new wallpapercurtain-furniture interior design combination for his formal living room. Chris Paul isn’t going to steal a pass from Collins and become obsessed with Broadway musicals. That’s just not how things work. And what does a professional athlete’s offthe-field conduct or sexual preference have to do with what they can accomplish on the field anyway? The easy answer is, it doesn’t. All you have to do is complete a Google search of “professional athletes

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charged with crimes.” The list is staggering and a lot of the guys are still playing. Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Michael Vick spent 23 months in prison after being convicted of financing a dog fighting operation. Kobe Bryant, one of the most popular and highest-paid athletes in the world, is an admitted adulterer who was accused of rape just a few years ago. The same goes for Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Collins’ only “crime” is being a homosexual. “I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation,” Collins wrote. “I

wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, ‘I’m different.’ If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has, which is why I’m raising my hand.” Several male athletes have previously come out after they retired, including the NBA’s John Amaechi, the NFL’s Esera Tuaolo and Major League Baseball’s Billy Bean. But Collins is the first to do so while planning to continue playing. Professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, who publicly came out early this year, tweeted, “I feel a movement coming,” in reaction to Collins’ announcement. “I think, I know, in my personal life, I’m ready and I think the country


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is ready for supporting an openly gay basketball player,” Collins told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday. “I hope that every player makes a decision that leads to their own happiness, whatever happiness that is in life. I know that I, right now, am the happiest that I’ve ever been in my life.” Dozens of NBA players sent messages to Collins after the Sports Illustrated story. Even President Barack Obama called Collins

to offer his support. “It’s incredible. Just try to live an honest, genuine life and the next thing you know you have the president calling you,” Collins said. “He was incredibly supportive and he was proud of me, said this not only affected my life but others going forward.” Former President Bill Clinton, whose daughter, Chelsea, was a classmate of Collins at Stanford, said it was “an important moment for professional sports.”

[ wrap up from page 17] a berth into the SPSL Tour-

Against Puyallup, the nament. Beamer’s goals Eagles got a pair of goals came from Aung Ta, Kelvin from Luis Sanchez late in Horne, Christian Stafford the game and single goals and Udenze Okoli. Jesse from Garrett Brewer and Fite pitched the shutout in Odasson Pelogi. goal. Federal Way took a 2-0 The Titans will be the lead in the first half on the fifth seed from the South Brewer and Pelogi goals. and play the fifth seed But Puyallup fought back to from the North at 4 p.m. tie the game in the second Wednesday at Federal Way half, before Sanchez tallied Memorial Stadium in a his goals during a twowinner-to-district, loserminute span. out contest. Against Bethel on Tuesday, the Eagles got goals Softball from Pelogi and Edwin Jefferson — The Raiders Ortiz, plus an own-goal by (11-7 overall, 10-6 SPSL the Braves. Koby North) ended their Craig earned the SPSL North regular shutout in goal. season with a 22-9 Jefferson — The win over Auburn Raiders remained Riverside Wedneson top of the SPSL day. Jefferson North with a 10-0 finished in a tie for thrashing of Kentthird place in the lake Saturday and Madison Rogers North with Mount a 0-0 tie against Rainier. Kent-Meridian The Raiders Tuesday. pounded out 15 hits and Jefferson got a hat trick scored 21 runs in their final from Brandon Madsen, four at-bats. Nicole Greentwo goals each from Isidro heck finished 3 for 4 with a Prado-Huerta, Mathew home run, triple, four runs Cruz and Luis Alvaro and four RBIs and Sam Osornio and a single goal Simundson was 4 for 5 with from Jake Sullivan against a home run, double, four Kentlake. McKay Owsley runs and three RBIs. picked up the shut out in Beamer — The Titans goal for TJ. (14-4 overall, 12-3 SPSL The Raiders lead Mount South) blew away Spanaway Rainier by three points Lake Wednesday, 15-2, in the North standings in five innings. Madison and the two teams play in Rogers struck out 13 of the their regular-season finale 15 total outs. Jourdin Herin on Friday at Federal Way was 3 for 3 with three runs, Memorial Stadium. three RBIs and a double. Beamer — The Titans Analee Scott finished 4 for (8-5-3) beat up Spanaway 4 with three runs, two RBIs Lake Tuesday, 4-0, to secure and two doubles.

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Tracking the grads: Tanielu leads Pac-12 By CASEY OLSON

Federal Way High School graduate Nick Tanielu is having a huge first season in the Pac-12 Conference. Tanielu is leading the pitching-rich Pac-12 Conference in batting average for the Washington State Cougar baseball team during his redshirt freshman season. The third baseman is hitting an impressive .402 and is the only player in the conference hitting above the .400 mark. Tanielu is also leading the Cougars in doubles with 12, triples (3) and runs scored (29). He also has two home runs, 21 RBIs and has only struck out 17 times in 107 at bats. But Tanielu has missed the last eight games for WSU after suffering a left knee injury. According to Cougar head coach Donnie Marbut, Tanielu should return to action this weekend when Washington State hosts ninth-ranked UCLA. Washington State is 2020 on the season and 7-11 in the Pac-12. Tanielu had started all 29 games before suffering the injury in early April. Matt Bower — The Beamer graduate is playing his freshman season at Washington State. The left-handed pitcher has made seven appearances and thrown 7 2/3 innings. He has a 9.39 earned-run average and has struck out nine. Bower finished with a 6-3 record and an earned-

run average under 1.00 his senior season at Beamer. Bower also threw four complete-game shutouts during the season, including a nohitter against Curtis when he struck out 15. Kenny Johnson — The Todd Beamer grad is playing infield at Linfield College in Oregon during his junior season. The switch hitter has played in 22 games and is Kenny Johnson hitting .209 with seven runs and two RBIs. Linfield is 32-5 on the season and the top-ranked NAIA team in the nation. Jarett Hardy — The Thomas Jefferson grad is playing his senior season at Oklahoma Wesleyan after transferring from Pierce College. The first baseman is leading the team with a .382 batting average Derek Voigt with 23 doubles, three triples and 42 RBIs. He has also scored a team-best 49 runs for the 31-22 team. Derek Voigt — The TJ grad is playing at Peru State College in Nebraska as a senior. The infielder is hitting .350 with 27 runs, nine doubles and 24 RBIs for the Bobcats. The team is 26-15

on the season. Brian Corliss — The Beamer grad is playing his junior season at LewisClark State in Idaho after transferring at Pierce College. Corliss, an infielder, is hitting .273 with 26 runs, seven doubles, one triple, one home run and 27 RBIs. The Warriors are 38-13 on the season. Harold Adams — The TJ grad is playing his junior

season at Simpson University in Redding, Calif. The outfielder transferred from Green River Community College and is hitting .290 with 17 runs, six doubles, one triple and eight RBIs. The team is 4-41 on the season. Tracking the Grads appears periodically in the Mirror. If we missed someone, email sports@

Federal Way grad Nick Tanielu is leading the Pac-12 Conference in batting average. He is hitting .402 for the Cougars. courtesy photo

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Briefs: Carbon ends EWU career impressively from mirror staff reports

Eastern Washington University golfer Jayme Carbon ended her career in style recently. The Thomas Jefferson graduate shot her lowest score of the season in the final round of the 2013 Big Sky Championship in Chandler, Ariz, at Ocotillo Resort. Carbon led the way for EWU on the final day, recording her first-ever score under-par with a 69. She converted seven birdies and seven pars on the day and had a three-round total of 220, just four over-par and a careerbest by 10 strokes. That effort earned Carbon a top-ten finish at the Big Sky Championship, as she tied for

[ tennis from page 17]

The Todd Beamer Titans, coached by former TJ player Patrick Nam, finished second in the SPSL Central with an 8-2 record. The Titans’ only two losses of the year came against Jefferson. Beamer finished its regular season with a 4-1 victory over Auburn Tuesday. The Titans’ wins came from Nicole Bowman at

ninth-place overall. “I was really happy for Jayme to go out on a high note,” said EWU head coach Brenda Howe. The Eagles climbed into sixth place on the day. That put an end to Eastern’s four-year streak of eighth-place finishes at the tournament. Northern Arizona won the team title. • The Federal Way Boys and Girls Club is currently enrolling youth for their 2013 Coed Spring Baseball League. The league is a program for boys and girls in grades K through 6. First- and secondgrade teams will be coed and coach-pitch. Grades 3 and 4 will be half game coach-pitch and half

No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-1, Jenny Hoefel and Kiele Bowman at No. 1 doubles, 7-5, 6-0, Alyssa Tyson and Tori Kaufman at No. 2, 6-4, 6-0, and Jenifer Tran and Kylie Fisher at No. 3, 3-6, 6-2, 10-6. Hoefel and Bowman have been leading the Titans all season long. The doubles team finished the regular season with an 8-1 record and are looking

kid-pitch and fifth- and sixthgrade teams will be full kid-pitch. There will also be a Kindergarten Clinic for 4 through 6 year olds held on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. May 11 through June 15. Teams are formed from local elementary and middle schools and the season runs from May 7-June 22. Games are played in the surrounding Federal Way area schools. The program costs $60 for 1st6th grade/$55 for the Kindergarten clinic (plus $36 current Club membership fee). Registration can be done online at or in person at the Club, 30815 8th Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98063. The Club is also offering a

to finish their stellar prep careers with another trip to the Class 4A State Girls Tennis Tournament. The pair, both seniors, finished 0-2 at state last year. Beamer also got a huge contribution from Lindsey Tyson. The senior lost only two matches at No. 1 singles to TJ’s Park and Auburn’s Lauren Thornquist, who finished unbeaten on the season.

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[ basketball from page 17 ] games and averaged 24.3 points. He also averaged 9.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.4 steals a game and shot 52 percent from the field. Broussard was the top vote getter to the league’s all-star game during the middle part of the season. After graduating from Federal Way High School in 2008, Broussard went on to star for four seasons at Seattle University. The small forward was selected to the 2012 Division I Men’s Basketball All-Independent Team. He led the Redhawks in scoring at 18.2 points a game during his senior season and finished his Seattle U career 13th on the alltime scoring list with 1,455 points. He is also second on the school’s all-time steals list with 161. Broussard averaged 7.5 points a game as a freshman, 10.3 as a sophomore and 14.5 as a junior for the Redhawks. Broussard really started establishing himself as one of the better basketball players in the state during Federal Way’s run during the 2008 Class 4A State

Boys Basketball Tournament. The then-senior, led the Eagles to the program’s first-ever appearance in the state title game, which ended in a loss to unbeaten Ferris. Broussard was a monster during Federal Way’s fourgame run to second place. He averaged 20.3 points and was named first-team, all-tournament. He tallied 29 points, 14 rebounds and three steals during Federal Way’s semifinal win over Decatur.

TJ’s Danny Park commits to play at Wheaton Coll. Current Thomas Jefferson senior Danny Park will play basketball at Wheaton College. The 5-foot-11 point guard committed to the Division III program just outside of Chicago recently. Park was a three-year letter winner at TJ and is on the top-10 list at the school in assists and steals. He is also in the top-20 in points, according to head coach

Kyle Templeton. As a senior, Park averaged 9.7 points, led the team with 5.3 assists and grabbed 4.0 rebounds a game. But Park’s true meaning came on the defensive side of the court for Jefferson. The 5-foot-11 guard was one of the best on-ball defenders in the SPSL, according to Templeton. “Danny did a great job running the team this last year,” Templeton said. “He has Danny Park worked extremely hard to become a college basketball player. Danny’s athleticism and skills are going to make him a very good player in Division III. He is the best on-ball defender I have ever been around. That skill will definitely translate to the next level.” Wheaton finished the 2012-13 season with a record of 21-7. They lost at the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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BID OPENING: All bids for this RFB will be opened and read publicly aloud at 3:10 p.m. on May 20, 2013, at the Hylebos Conference Room, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington. All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid deposit by a cashier’s or certified check, or Bid Bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into a contract and furnish satisfactory Performance Bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid deposit or bond shall be forfeited to the City of Federal Way. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This project shall consist of improvements to a regional stormwater facility located at the northeast quadrant of the intersection of Pacific Highway South with S. 356th Street. Work includes construction of a wetland pond and two bioretention areas, including associated conveyance systems, modification of the inlet/outlet control system for the existing detention pond, and landscape installation. The Contractor shall complete all work within 60 working days. The bidder is urged to check the plans and contract provisions carefully. All bid proposals shall be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and all other contract documents now on file in the Purchasing Office of the City of Federal Way. Bid documents may be obtained from the Purchasing Department at (253) 835-2526. Any questions concerning the description of the work contained in the contract documents must be directed to Fei Tang, P.E., S W M P r o j e c t E n g i n e e r, b y f a c s i m i l e a t (253) 835-2709, or by letter addressed to Fei Tang, P.E., SWM Project Engineer, prior to bid opening date. PURCHASE OF BID DOCUMENTS: Bidders may purchase copies of the Bidding Documents (half-size plans) in person, or by mailing a Twenty-Five and no/100 Dollars ($25.00) (non-refundable) check or cashiers’ check payable to the City of Federal Way, 33325 8th Avenue South, Fede r a l Wa y, WA 98003-6325, phone (253) 835-2526. If purchasing by mail, please indicate your request for Bidding Documents for RFB #13-106, S. 356th St. Regional Stormwater Facility Retrofit Construction Project. Informational copies of maps, plans, and specifications are available for review at the Public Works Department, Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington. Bidding Documents are also available for review at the following Plan Centers: Daily Journal of Commerce, Attn:, 83 Columbia St, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104 Daily Journal of Commerce Project Center, 921 SW Washington St, Suite 210, Portland, OR 97205 McGraw Hill, 3461 NW Yeon Avenue, Portland OR 97210 Cora Inc. - Plan Center, 10002 Aurora Avenue North, #36, PMB 334, Seattle, WA 98133 Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 100, Norcross, GA 30092 Builders Exchange of Washington, 2607 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 Contractor Plan Center, 5468 SE International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222 Contractor’s Resource Center, 2301 So Jackson Street, Suite 101B, Seattle, WA 98144 iSqFt Planroom, c/o Cascade A&E 235 9th Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109 - The City, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49 C.F.R., Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertise-

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LEGAL NOTICES continued from previous page ment, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 23 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. The City encourages minority and women-owned firms to submit bids consistent with the City’s policy to insure that such firms are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for and obtain public contracts. The Contractor will be required to comply with all local, State, and Federal laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunities. The City anticipates awarding this project to the successful bidder and intends to give Notice to Proceed as soon as the Contract and all required associated documents are executed in full. STATE INTEREST EXCLUSION: It is anticipated that this project will be funded in part by the Washington State Department of Ecology’s FY2011 Stormwater Retrofit and LID Competitive Grant program. Neither the State of Washington nor any of its departments or employees are, or shall be, a party to any contract or any subcontract resulting from this solicitation for bids. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: The City of Federal Way reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive any informalities or minor irregularities in the bidding, and determine which bid or bidder meets the criteria set forth in the bid documents. No bidder may withdraw his bid after the hour set for the opening thereof unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding thirty (30) days. Dated the 3rd day of May, 2013. Dates of Publication: Federal Way Mirror: May 3, 2013, May 10, 2013 Daily Journal of Commerce: May 4, 2013, May 11, 2013 City of Federal Way Website: May 3, 2013 thru May 20, 2013 FWM2004

Project Location: 32723 Pacific Hwy South, Federal Way. Tax Parcel ID #172104-9004 Date of Application: March 21, 2013 Date Determined Complete: April 18, 2013 Date of Notice of Application: May 3, 2013 Requested Decision and Other Permits Included with this Application: The applicant requests a binding site plan decision (File #13-101314-00-SU) issued by the Director of Community and Economic Development pursuant to Federal Way Revised Code (FWRC) Chapter 18.20. Additional permits and/or approvals in conjunction with the binding site plan decision include: Use Process III (File #12-105632-UP), SEPA checklist (File #12-105633-SE), Concurrency (File #12-105634-CN), and Building Permit (File # 1 3 - 1 0 1 3 1 0 - M F, 1 3 - 1 0 1 3 1 2 - M F, a n d 13-101313-MF). Existing Environmental Documents: SEPA Environmental Checklist Development Regulations to Be Used for Project Mitigation: FWRC Title 18 ‘Subdivisions;’ Title 19 ‘Zoning and Development Code.’ Consistency with Applicable City Plans and Regulations: The project will be reviewed for consistency with all applicable codes and regulations including the Federal Way Comprehensive Plan; Federal Way Revised Code; and Public Works Department Development Standards. Public Comment & Appeals: Any person may submit written comments on the application to the Director of Community and Economic Development by May 16, 2013. Only persons who submit written documents to the Director, or specifically request a copy of the original decision may appeal the Director’s decision. The written appeal containing items listed in FWRC 18.30.140(2) must be delivered to the department within 14 calendar days after issuance of the decision. Availability of File and Environmental Documents: The official project file is available for public review during normal business hours at the Community and Economic Development Department, 33325 8th Avenue South, 2nd Floor, Federal Way, WA 98003. Staff Contact: Becky Chapin, Assistant Planner, 253-835-2641 Printed in the Federal Way Mirror May 3, 2013. FWM2006

NOTICE OF MASTER LAND USE APPLICATION Project Name: Celebration Senior Living Apartments BSP Project Description: Proposed land division of NOTICE OF MASTER LAND USE APPLICATION one existing 3.46-acre commercial zoned lot into AND two lots. OPTIONAL DETERMINATION OF Applicant: John Parsaie, Morgan Design Group, NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) 11207 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98133 Project Name: Kitts Corner Multifamily

Project Description: Amendment to Ordinance 05-490 as subsequently amended by Ordinances 05-491, 05-492, 07-558, 08-581, and 09-614 to change the designation of the proposed roadway connecting from South 336th Street through the proposed residential area from a public to a private street in order to facilitate the future construction of a 208 unit multifamily complex. Applicant: DevCo Inc., 11100 Main Street, Suite 301, Bellevue, WA 98004 Project Location: 33701 Pacific Highway South, Federal Way Date Application Received: March 14, 2013 Date Determined Complete: April 30, 2013 Date of Notice of Application: May 3, 2013 Comment Due Date: May 17, 2013 Environmental Review: Based upon review of a completed environmental checklist, and other information on file with the city, it is likely that the City of Federal Way will determine that the project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process in WAC 197-11-355 is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposed project. The proposal may include mitigation measures under applicable codes, and the review process may incorporate or require mitigation measures regardless of whether an environmental impact statement (EIS) is prepared. A copy of the subsequent threshold determination for the specific proposal may be obtained upon request. Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impacts. Comments must be submitted by May 17, 2013. Permits Under Review: Use Process V (File #13-101180-UP) and State Environmental Policy A c t ( S E PA ) T h r e s h o l d D e t e r m i n a t i o n ( F i l e #13-101181-SE) Environmental Documents & Studies: Environmental Checklist; Environmental Threshold Determination for File #07-100346-SE Relevant Environmental Documents Are Available at the Address Below: Yes Development Regulations Used for Project Mitigation: Federal Way Revised Code (FWRC) Title 14, “Environmental Policy� and Title 19, “Zoning and Development Code� Public Comment & Appeals: Any person may submit written comments on the land use application or the environmental impacts of the proposal to the Director of Community and Economic Development by 5:00 p.m. on May 17, 2013. Only persons, who submit written comments to the director (address below), or specifically request a copy of the decision, may appeal the decision. However,

any interested party may appeal the environmental threshold determination. Details of appeal procedures for the requested land use decision will be included with the written decision. Issuance of Final Environmental Determination: The final Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) may be issued without a second comment period, unless timely comments identify probable significant adverse impacts that were not considered by the Notice of Optional DNS. A copy of the DNS may be obtained upon request. Public Hearing: A public hearing pursuant to FWRC Chapter 19.75 will be held at a later date. Notice will be provided in accordance with FWRC 19.75.060. Availability of File: The official project file is available for public review at the Department of Community and Economic Development, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003. Staff Contact: Principal Planner Margaret Clark, 253-835-2646, Published in the Federal Way Mirror on May 3, 2013. FWM2007 REQUEST FOR OF QUALIFICATIONS NOTICE OF REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERGENCY BOARD-UP/PROPERTY SECURITY SERVICE for Fire, Water, Wind and other Incidents SOUTH KING FIRE & RESCUE (King County Fire Protection District No. 39) Notice is hereby given that as a service to our residents, South King Fire & Rescue maintains an annual registry list of board-up companies to assist property owners in selecting a company following a fire or other emergency. In instances where property owners do not have a preference, SKF&R or its 911 Communications Center will contact on a rotating basis, registered companies who have met the criteria set forth. Registration can be done throughout the year for new companies and renewal for all companies on the list will take place each December, for the following year. SKF&R reserves to right to set the number of companies in the rotation at its sole discretion. In order to be considered for a listing on this service, companies must agree to requirements established by SKF&R and complete a registration form. Forms can be picked up at SKF&R Headquarters, 31617 1st Avenue South, Federal Way, WA. South King Fire & Rescue is an equal opportunity organization and encourages all qualified companies to apply. CONTACT INFORMATION: Assistant Chief Ed Plumlee, South King Fire & Rescue, (253) 9467312. Date Published: May 3, 2013 FWM2008


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Federal Way Mirror, May 03, 2013  

May 03, 2013 edition of the Federal Way Mirror

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