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Sun going down in Pacific recall election Initial counts – as of 3 p.m. Wednesday – have voters leaning more than 2-1 towards recalling Sun for what recall backers claim was “misfeasance in office, malfeasance in office and/or violating his oath of office.” With 1,442 of the 2,948 ballots that were sent out to registered voters in


Early returns in Tuesday’s special election to recall Pacific Mayor Cy Sun show residents in the embattled town of 6,600 are ready for a change in leadership.

Pacific counted, 947 (65.3 percent) favor recall and 500 (34.7 percent) prefer to let Sun continue his term. A simple majority is all it takes to remove Sun from office. Voters were asked to decide whether Sun should be recalled for jeopardizing the Cty’s liability insurance by refusing

to fill vital vacant department head positions and trying to use the Pacific Police Department as his personal police force. “I was tickled to death, just really tickled,” Committee to Recall Cy Sun Cy Sun

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Former Auburn cop pleads guilty to 4th-degree assault By ROBERT WHALE

A former Auburn Police Officer pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to inappropriately patting down a woman in his patrol car last January under the excuse that he was investigating her for drunken driving. The King County Prosecutor filed 4th-degree assault charges against John Michael Clemmons Friday. He appeared in court Monday afternoon at the King County Regional Justice Center, pleaded guilty as charged and was sentenced. “It was a 24-month deferred sentence, plus 80 hours community service, and he agreed to forfeit his peace officer certification,” said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the King County Prosecutor’s Office. “He will no longer

Marge Gordon, the 2013 Pioneer Queen, is crowned by the 2012 Queen, Shirley March Rachel Ciampi, Auburn Reporter

Marge Gordon crowned 2013 Pioneer queen By ROBERT WHALE

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Fun on tap for Fourth of July festival in the park Auburn’s Fourth of July Festival is an old-fashioned, hometown celebration featuring a colorful bike parade for children of all ages, a variety of arts and craft vendors, food concessions and family activities. Two live entertainment stages will feature a selection of top-level bands [ more fourth page 8 ]

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KidsDay fun Espen Friis gets a taste of what his dad, Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighter Johan Friis, does at his day job at this past Friday’s Auburn KidsDay celebration. Participants were treated to rides, children’s activities, live stage entertainment and hands-on, arts-and-crafts activities. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter


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Among the sparkling attributes Marge Gordon brought to the contest was a lifetime of service to her beloved Auburn. And on Thursday the distinguished Auburn senior added yet another community contribution to her resume — her future service as Pioneer Queen of the Auburn Days parade Aug. 9-11. Shirley March, Queen of the 2012 parade, was there to place the crown on Gordon’s head at the Auburn Senior Activity Center at 808 Ninth [ more queen page 3 ]

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Annual Barber’s Roundup collecting donations for Aug. 31 event Back to school may be the furthest thing from the minds of local schoolchildren, but for Cynthia Lozier it’s just around the corner. Lozier, who founded the Barbers Roundup – a charitable organization that collects donations of new clothes, school supplies and free haircuts and styling from local businesses and distributes them to any student in need of help – is already looking ahead to Aug. 31, the organization’s fourth annual distribution day.

[ recall from page 1] chair Don Thomson said of the initial results. “In fact, I was on the (King County Elections Department) Web cam and did a little happy dance. Tracy (Apata) and the rest of the committee were at Northwest Brewing and saw it and knew the news was good.” Despite the overwhelming support for the recall,

[ queen from page 1] St. SE. Gordon’s competition, Peggy Ice and Lydia Rivera, will serve as her court. Bob Johnson is the grand marshall. Among Gordon’s many community contributions are her seven years of organizing Auburn’s National Day of Prayer and her service on the planning committee for activities for some 70 seniors at Northwest Family Church. She was also a registered nurse with the Auburn/King County Health Department. Gordon and her husband, Darrel, are highly active with the local Republican Party, having worked actively on election campaigns for, among others, Mayor Pete Lewis and U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert. She has served as past chairman for the 31st District

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“I started it because you could see that there were children in the community that needed help,” Lozier said. “It just makes me feel good when the kids smile when they see what they’re getting.” Last year Lozier and the Barber’s Roundup distributed clothes, supplies and haircuts to 681 children from 18 different cities. The event attracted children from as far away as Portland, Lozier said. This year the Roundup is aiming to be even bigger. Already, Lozier said, she has donations lined up from several businesses,

including Walmart, Carters, OshKosh B’Gosh, QFC in Enumclaw and the South Auburn Walgreens. Additionally, Kent-based PCR Recycling is chipping in by donated money for every old cell phone and empty ink cartridge donated to the cause. According to Lozier a collection barrel has been set up at the Colonial Village Apartment Homes at 2022 I St. N.E. for the phones and cartridges. Also chiming in with time, advice and logistical help are Whole Truth Ministry pastors Wille and Martha Davis, Reverend Len Bundy with Won Gen-

eration, and Lynette Stair with Common Thread. Also lending financial support for the Barber’s Roundup are several Native American tribes, including the Muckleshoot, Quinault, Tulalip and Skokomish. This year’s distribution is on Aug. 31 at the Cascade Beauty School at 435 E. Main, where clothes, haircuts and supplies will be handed out to children in need. “They’re not barbers, they’re cosmetologists, but the students will be given complimentary haircuts,” Lozier said.

“It’s getting bigger and bigger,” she continued. “I’m not surprised (at how many people help out) because I see the bigger picture. I envision this happening at the fairgrounds where the kids come from all over, and we’re able to help them because we’ve collected all the donations. I’m looking at having racks of clothes the kids can go through and pick a couple outfits, couple pairs of shoes. That way I know the first week they’ll be able to fit in with the rest of the kids.” For more information, or to help out, contact Cynthia Lozier at 253-394-1966.

Thomson said, he was shocked by how many votes the mayor received. “I didn’t anticipate that many people would vote for him,” Thomson said. If the final results of the vote remain in favor of the recall, Sun would have to step down immediately after the election is certified on July 9. Sun has served less than two years of the term he won with a write-in campaign

in 2011. If Sun is recalled, the council is expected to have Mayor Pro Tem James McMahan fill in as mayor until it can choose another person. “He will schedule a special meeting to choose the next mayor,” Pacific City Council President Leanne Guier said. The new appointed mayor will serve out the rest of Sun’s term, which

ends Dec. 31, 2016. “After that I think the number one thing is to show unity between the new mayor and the council,” Guier said. “I’m relieved. Now the real work begins.” Guier added that the council will have its hands full just figuring out what shape the city is in. “We haven’t had any financial numbers since October,” she said.

Still, she said, she’s pleased that the City can move forward. “I am really, really proud of the recall committee and their perseverance and hard work,” Guier added. “My hat goes off to them. I credit them with saving the City.” Thomson said he’s looking forward to chipping in to dig the City out of the crisis it’s been in for the

past year-and-a-half. “I will make myself available to the council in any way I can to help rebuild,” he said. “I won’t run for office, but if they appointed me to something I’d be available as needed. There are other things in this town that need strong work to rebuild, like the senior programs and Pacific Partnerships. There is a lot of work to be done.”

Republicans. “I would like to be a servant queen,” Gordon said. “If there’s any way I could enhance what it is that Auburn businesses or the city of Auburn or the service clubs are called to do, that’s what I’d like to do.” Her husband, Gordon said has been milking the regal title for all it’s worth. “I’ve said with all this bowing and ‘yes your highnessing’ I hope it doesn’t bother his neck,” Gordon laughed. “And I’ve suggested that maybe he should walk three steps behind me. We’re having a lot of fun with it.” Past Pioneer Queen Beverly Versolenko had this to say about the woman whose name she submitted for the royal honor. “Marge is optimistic, funny, upbeat, articulate,

inspirational, godly, a published author, physically active and healthy … good sense of humor, a vocal supporter of Auburn past, present and future. Her daughter and three grandchildren graduated

from Auburn schools. She’s an extrovert with leadership skills,” Versolenko wrote. Contestants had to be 75 years or older as of Dec. 31 2013, live in the Auburn community, be presently active or in the past have

volunteered in Auburn, be willing and able to promote Auburn Good Ol’ Days by riding in local parades, and be able to reign over the festival, among other requirements. The selection process is

two interviews by a panel of seven consisting of four past Pioneer Queens: March; Donnie Berry; Vickie Vallier; and Gladys Paulus; Miss Auburn Victoria Knight; and two at-large community members.

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Sentencing has been continued to Aug. 9 for a 20-year-old man who broke into his exgirlfriend’s apartment last year in Pacific and killed her little brother with a samurai sword. Brandon Suhr, 20, pleaded guilty in April to first-degree murder and first-degree burglary in the killing of 13-year-old Walter Denesha. Both charges include deadly weapon enhancements. The sentence range is 25 to 32 years in prison. Prosecutors will recommend a 30-year sentence.

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Fire & Rescue Blotter The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 204 requests for service between June 17 and 23, among them the following:

June 17

Aid call: 10:55 a.m., (Lea Hill). A man tumbled from a 20-foot-high scaffolding and landed on concrete. Firefighters and King County Medics stabilized the man at the scene and medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center.

June 18

Accident: 6:45 p.m., (North Auburn). The driver of a vehicle lost control and slammed into the Valley Bank drive-thru at 10th and D Street Northeast. Passengers sustained minor injuries. Firefighters treated one person and a private ambulance transported him or her to Multicare Auburn Medical Center. The building sustained minor damage.

June 18 Car vs. pedestrian: 5:07 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident in which the walker was pinned under the vehicle discovered that bystanders had already pulled him or her out. Firefighters evaluated the pedestrian and found that he or she had sustained multisystem injuries. King County Medics transported the person to Harborview Medical Center. ing into it.

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Police Blotter Auburn police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between June 20 and 21:

June 20 Theft: 9?05 a.m., 1225 29th St. SE. Somebody swiped an iPhone 4 from an apartment, the victim suspects a relative, police are look-

[ Guilty from page 1] longer be employed in law enforcement.” Clemmons resigned from the Auburn Police Department earlier this month. According to court documents, Clemmons was on duty Jan. 27 in his patrol car across from the Sports Page Tavern when he saw

Theft: 11:30 a.m., 2302 West Valley Highway N. Sometime within the past three weeks a person or persons unknown made off from a company’s parking lot with a trailer.

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June 22

Aid call: 6:47 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters examined a woman having trouble catching her breath and found she was in the grip of an anxiety attack. The crews helped the sufferer get her breathing under control. Once her symptoms eased up, she was able to stay at home with her family.

Aid call: 4:28 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters helped an older woman with decreased respiratory functions secondary to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. King County Medics examined the woman and deemed her stable for transport. A private ambulance transported the woman to St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.

June 23

June 21 Gas leak: 8:32 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak at the 200 block of Frontage Road and found a high-pressure liquid oxygen truck leaking from the vent valve on top of the tank, but no emergency. found himself on the wrong end of the law. Theft: 7:40 a.m., 29600 block of 60th Court South. Somebody broke into a man’s vehicle and stole his custom dress shirts and insurance card.

Boat fire: 10:25 p.m., (Des Moines). Firefighters and divers responded to a fire in the Des Moines Marina where they were assigned to be a floating rapid intervention team with Dive 12 and to search for a missing man. All civilians involved in the incident were found, some with burn injuries. of 31st Street Southeast. An Auburn man asked two strangers to help him fix his red 1999 Dodge Ram truck while it was out of commission at a south end apartment complex. Post repairs, the man let the strangers drive his truck back to Federal Way but they never came back. Police are investigating.

Shoplifting: 2:11 p.m., 1702 Auburn Way N. For trying to pocket a toothbrush worth $3.06, including tax, without troubling himself about that pesky business of first paying for said essential item of dental hygiene, a man at Top Food

June 21

Truck theft: 8:25 a., 1500 block

Disorderly conduct: 12:47 a.m., 2200 Auburn Way N. A man and a woman, with a small infant in tow, were arguing on a sidewalk. Police later arrested the man.

a woman drive away from it. Without activating his emergency lights, Clemmons followed the woman to her residence where he detained her on suspicion of DUI and other trafficrelated offenses. According to court documents, Clemmons handcuffed the woman and placed her in the back seat

of his patrol car. Once in the car, court documents say, Clemmons told the woman he could arrest her for eluding, and when she pleaded with him not to take her to jail asked her what she would be willing to do. She took his question as a request for a sexual favor but evaded the topic by offering never to drink and drive again. According to court documents, Clemmons later told the woman he smelled

“weed” and would have to search her. He then inappropriately searched her, reaching under some clothing, including her blouse, bra and pants. At one point he pulled her waistband out and illuminated the inside of her pants with his flashlight. Before leaving Clemmons asked her for her phone number and to enter her residence. She ended the encounter and went

Peripatetic pooch: 7:37 a.m., 400 block of D Street Southeast. A police officer transported an itinerant dog to Auburn’s animal shelter.

Auburn woman accused of bilking elderly man of $400,000 By ROBERT WHALE

An Auburn woman could spend as many as 25 years in prison for carrying out what U.S. attorneys claim was a wire fraud scheme aimed at an elderly Auburn resident. Between May 2009 and September 2012, according to the indictment announced Monday by U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan, Julie Ann Dahlquist, 51, convinced the Auburn senior to support her financially by claiming the money was to pay for treatment for cancer that she did not have. Dahlquist was arrested Monday afternoon and appeared in U.S. District Court in Seattle Tuesday. According to the indictment, Dahlquist told her elderly victim that she had been diagnosed with cancer and had no medical insurance or any money for treatment. The victim, concerned for Dahlquist’s into her house alone. “Although he did not grope the woman’s private parts, he did violate department policies and procedures while searching her and during the traffic stop,” said Auburn Police Commander Mike Hirman. Clemmons was placed on paid administrative leave after the incident while the Puyallup Police Department conducted an independent criminal Investigation, coordinat-

welfare, wrote her checks to pay for the non-existent treatment. The victim wrote checks for as much as $9,000 about three times a month, in all 190 checks for more than $400,000. The indictment alleges that the Auburn woman used the money for gambling and other expenses. In addition to wire fraud, Dahlquist has been indicted for Social Security fraud. The indictment charges that she concealed the $400,000 in proceeds from her fraud scheme so that she could collect $8,000 in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration. She also failed to disclose $100,000 in gambling proceeds. The income that was allegedly concealed would have disqualified her from receiving SSI benefits. Wire fraud is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Social Security Fraud is punishable by up to five years in prison. ing its efforts with the King County Prosecutor’s Office. “Although the actions by Clemmons were not training issues, the Police Department has taken steps to insure all staff members understand the Policies and procedures that were violated and the importance of complying with them. The Auburn Police Department takes these complaints seriously and will not tolerate this sort of behavior,” Hirman said.

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“I am really, really proud of the recall committee and their perseverance and hard work. My hat goes off to them. I credit them with saving the City.” – Leanne Guier, Pacific City Council President


Getting a taste of eating light One of the newest members of the Millionaire Club in Congress experienced what it is like to be poor in America. Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene last week dined on a food stamp-sized budget, which the federal government calculates is about $4.50 a day or $30 a week per person. It’s meant feasting on oatmeal, mac ‘n’ cheese and PB&J sandwiches. No Copper River salmon, filet mignon or even a Portobello omelet. It’s a menu she has not survived on since college, when she and friends pooled resources to get the most out of their limited food budgets. “Macaroni was a staple,” she said. It isn’t today for DelBene, a former Microsoft exec who is married to a current Microsoft exec and living in a Medina home likely larger than most soup kitchens and most definitely stocked with a greater variety of food. She’s smart enough to know that, as a Have test-driving the lifestyle of a Have-Not, she’ll invite ridicule from online commenters and skewering by political foes. They may deem it a cheap stunt. She figures she can’t raise awareness about hurdles encountered by the 1.1 million people on food stamps in Washington — and 47 million nationwide — until facing them herself, even if just for seven days. Twenty-six other Democrats in the House of Representatives are doing the same thing this month. “This is about starting a conversation,” DelBene said. “While we’re doing this for a week, many families are doing this every day.” They’re doing it now because the U.S. House of Representatives is nearing action on a 10-year farm bill of which the largest single chunk of dollars will go to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from which food stamps are distributed. A vote was likely to get postponed because of opposition to House Republicans’ desire to cut funding for food stamps by $2 billion a year; last year the nation spent $78.4 billion on the program. That’s apparently too much for liberal Democrats worried it will leave millions of poor families with less assistance and too little for conservative Republicans who think too much will still be spent on the program. President Barack Obama weighed in early last week threatening to veto the House version if it reached his desk with the food stamp cut intact. Meanwhile, the Democrat-controlled Senate pared $400 million a year from SNAP in the version of the farm bill it Jerry Cornfield


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Attacks on Partridge, AVHS unwarranted As a board member of the Auburn Valley Humane Society, I was perplexed by what I read in the Reporter. A letter to the editor, “Setting the record straight on AVHS”, (June 14) was printed. Reading it, I could not figure out why someone would attack the AVHS and Councilmember John Partridge’s work that helped move this organization forward. The letter begins with a negative tone as it states that Partridge is pushing the idea that he is responsible for the AVHS success. I have followed the mayoral race and I don’t remember ever hearing Mr. Partridge say he was the only reason for the success of the organization. In fact, I’m surprised Mr. Partridge hasn’t campaigned on the issue. This public/private partnership is a great example of the City and local businesses working together to keep costs down and increase service. Even if he won’t say it, as a charter board member of the AVHS, I will: Councilman Partridge was instrumental in the vision and bringing together all parties involved in the creation of the AVHS. The letter then attacks AVHS financing. It states that after six months, not enough pet licenses have been sold to make the AVHS self-sufficient. While it is our goal that licensing fees

Letters policy The Auburn Reporter welcomes letters to the editor on any subject. Letters must include a name, address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for length. Letters should be no more than 250 words in length. Submissions may be printed both in the paper and electronically. Deadline for letters to be considered for publication is 2 p.m. Tuesday. will eventually make the AVHS self-sufficient, Gene Cerino failed to mention the “true cost comparison” – our locally ran AVHS versus King County Animal Control. When the two programs were compared by staff in a report dated Aug. 26, 2011, it was projected that in 2013 and 2014 the AVHS would save the City $588,994. This is well above the license fee revenue. As I finished reading, it became clear to me why this negative letter was written. I saw that former Councilmember Gene Cerino was the author. Gene was defeated by John four years ago for council and is also a supporter of one of his opponents for mayor. It is really too bad that the AVHS gets brought up like this. It is a great organization and an example of what can happen when citizens, government and local businesses get

together to better our community. I would encourage everyone to come by the shelter on A Street Southeast and see what a great group we have working down here.

– Reed Astley

Leave campaign signs alone I have written before to show that my vote is with Nancy Backus. Recently, I have seen some of her signs damaged, thrown into bushes, taken from lawns and even run over with their cars. This is a very cruel act. It’s even an illegal act to tamper with any political signs. This can also be considered larceny and vandalism, consequently ending in a criminal charge. I hope people realize that others can see them destroying the signs. They can be turned into the police for a scene like this. This is truly disappointing, that anyone would intentionally harm the signs. If you have been messing around with any signs, I suggest you cease your tampering. These signs are to show support and also to show who is running. Not to take down or abuse them. My support has been, and will always be, with Nancy Backus.

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State Sen. Joe Fain to open office in downtown Auburn The City Council on Monday agreed to lease space to the 47th District State Senator in an office next to the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce in the City-owned Gambini block on South Division Street.

The cost, $75 a month, is the same shouldered by Dave Reichert, who opened an office in the same building late last year. The exact date of Fain's office opening is not yet known.

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Neil Joseph Nello, Jr., 42, a lifelong Auburn resident, passed June 18, 2013. He was a Central Washington University grad, had worked in Real Estate for the last 15 years, was a hard worker, enjoyed outdoor activities like scuba diving and played semi pro football for the Federal Way Jets. He is preceded in death by his parents Neil J. Nello and Francine X. Nello. Survived by his sister Stacy D. Clifton (George A. Clifton) and nephews Alex and Michael Clifton. No services will be held but the family requests that everyone spend more time with their families.

Time to clean house I have no ties to any of the candidates running for mayor or City Council. That being said, I have been a resident of Auburn since 1990, and it’s high time to start getting rid of the good ol‘ boy, good ol‘ girl club within the council and those running for mayor. John Partridge is new to the council. It has been nice to see a fresh face in there. This city has been stagnant for far too long, and the changes that seem to happen do not seem to be for the good of the whole community. The latest one being the enormous amount of money being wasted on audio-video equipment for a golf course. I think that money could be better spent elsewhere that is in more need than on a golf course that is used by few. Basically, all I’m saying is if you want and are happy with more of the same, vote for the good ol‘ boy, girl club. If you want to see some fresh faces and, hopefully, change, vote for one of the new candidates for City Council or mayor. I know I am. – Dave Giller

Police officers show the way I just wanted to say thank you to the men and women who serve the Auburn community in our police department. We all know the risks these officers take on a daily basis protecting us. But something I want area people to know is that not only do these brave community leaders protect us, they are also empowering and enriching our young people. I am a civics teacher at Auburn Riverside High School and, as part of our curriculum, we have the kids participate in community activities. One option is to do a police ride-along. Over the last two years we have had numerous students ride along with officers on duty. In every reflection paper I have read the students always comment that the officers were nice and that they have a new respect for what a police officer does to help our community. I am so thankful we have dedicated officers protecting our community, but I am also thankful we have officers who take time during their shift to teach and impact our young people’s lives for the better. We have

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After a long and full life Grace L. (Giuliani) Storwick, 92, passed away on June 11, 2013 in Anacortes, Washington. Grace was born on September 13, 1920 in Newcastle, Washington, to John and Theresa (Delaurenti) Giuliani. She graduated from Renton High School in 1939 and married Russell E. Storwick in 1940. After marriage the Storwick’s lived first in Poulsbo,Washington, and then moved to West Seattle where they started a family. In 1959 they purchased Renton Plumbing and Heating which they operated for 30 years with Grace serving as the bookkeeper and office manager. In 1970 they built their final home in the Lakeridge community above Lake Washington. Grace was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Giuliani; and Russell, her husband of 61 years. She is survived by her son, Richard Storwick (wife Daphne) of Anacortes,WA; daughter, Carol Frey (husband Jim) of Henderson, NV; grandsons, Cory and Christopher Frey of Nevada and Lt. Gregory Storwick, USN of Norfolk, VA; five great-grandchildren; and nephews, John and Jim Giuliani of Renton, WA. At her request there will be no services. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes,WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Grace, please sign the online guest register at 814615

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even had students considering a career choice of public service based off their experience with their officer. Thank you again, Auburn Police Department, for including Auburn Riverside students in their community in a special and unique way. Your impact is more than you know. Teaching from the classroom can only go so far, and the reallife experiences these kids gain while being “on duty” is priceless. – Damiah Saloy

Bad news keeps coming Upheaval, uproar and violent tumult afflict large sections of our globe’s surface, as daily headlines make obvious, and this fact naturally leads certain tender hearted souls to the conclusion that there is some vague sort of “Evil Force” out there whose goal is to make existence supremely miserable for humankind. “Why,” as the saying goes, “do so many bad things happen to so many good people?” After each catastrophe and demonstration of monumental human folly, we behold legions of handwringing philosophers and theologians who try

desperately to understand why human beings continually get immersed in great oceans of disaster. “With just a little more sincere faith,” these pious observers tell us, “humanity’s prospects ought to take a turn for the better”. If only things were that simple and clear cut. Preachers have preached and saints have acted saintly throughout human history. These holy souls have worked diligently to construct very nice looking sandcastles of spirituality, only to have a huge incoming tide of vileness and profanity wash it all away in an eye-blink. We pray more and we adhere ever more devoutly to messages of decency, but the horror stories and the terrifying examples of reprehensible human behavior keep coming. Opinion polling tells us that more and more Americans describe themselves as “religiously nonadherent” or “religiously non-participating.” This isn’t surprising. To believe in an all-encompassing Beneficent Force in today’s circumstances is to indulge in the most obvious sort of self-delusion. The bad news just keeps coming. – Frank Goheen




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[8] June 28, 2013 [ fourth from page 1 ] and cultural performers. The festival goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE. The Kids’ Bike Parade is open to children of all ages. The lineup of their decorated bicycles, tricycles, strollers, wagons or unicycles begins 11:30 a.m. The parade follows at noon, led by festivelydecorated golf carts carrying Mayor Pete Lewis, City Councilmembers and other dignitaries. Free festival activities include bocce ball, museum activities and face painting.

An event wristband can be purchased for $5 and is good for unlimited games of miniature golf, petting zoo visits, rides on the trackless train, pony carousel and Tubs O’ Fun, admission to all inflatable rides, participation on the rock climbing wall, bungy trampolines and balloon art.

More than 50 craft vendors will offer an array of handfashioned items, from jewelry and kids items to fine art and candles. The Auburn Golf Course will be offering mini golf, and festival-goers can admire unique cars in the car show. The White River Val-

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Vegas-style party favorites, followed by the Radio Disney Rockin’ Road Show and the contagious sound of Code Name Project, a band that plays hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s. The seventh annual Apple Pie Eating Contest is at 2:30 p.m., followed by Neverhazbeen, Seattle’s premier Classic Rock Band. For more event information and parking options, call 253-931-3043 or visit www.

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Williams preps for collegiate career By SHAWN SKAGER

It was an up-and-down year for Auburn Riverside’s Brandi Williams. Coming into her final high school track and field season as the defending Washington State 4A long jump champ, the Raven senior knew everyone would be gunning for her. “This year was definitely hard,” Williams said. “Everybody came in just wanting to beat me. And I was training really hard to stay on top.” Despite her hard work on the track, however, Williams fell shy of completing a three-peat as state long jump champ, taking home a thirdplace finish with a 19 feet, .25 inch jump at the state track meet in May, behind Garfield’s Baileh Simms (19-08.00) and AJ teammate Kennadi Bouyer (19-06.75) “I was upset,” Williams said. “After my last jump, I just couldn’t believe it. I just started crying. I was kind of happy to compete with the people that I did, but I was

Brandi Williams ends her prep career with two Washington State 4A titles in the long jump. rachel ciampi, Auburn Reporter still a little upset.” Weeks later, it’s all in the past for Williams, concentrating on her final high school track and field meet – the Track City Classic in

Eugene, Ore. on July 13-14 – before she heads off to compete at the collegiate level for Boise State. “I still have a meet coming up, and I know I can redeem

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myself there,” Williams said. “I know what I can do. I know I can still PR and be on the top again.” It is Williams’ strength in adversity and her drive to continue to improve in her sport that has earned her the honor of being named Auburn Reporter Female Athlete of the Year. Williams’ athletic career started in third grade. “Gymnastics was first,” she said. “I started with Auburn Gymnastics. I started track after I quit gymnastics because I had broken my arm.” Track was a natural fit for Williams. Her parents, Steve and Valetta Williams, were once track athletes. “My parents were involved as kids, so they could coach me,” Williams said. “My mom ran the 400 and relay events, and my dad did field events, the heavy throwing events.” Initially, Williams ran at various youth events unattached before joining the

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This Saturday Auburn’s Iron Horse Casino hosts its inaugural Fun in the Sun Run at Auburn Memorial Stadium. The event, a 5K run around the track on Saturday, is raising money to build a new playground area for Dick Scobee Elementary. According to Ryan Cites, organizer and food and beverage manager at the casino, the inspiration for the event came after he and the rest of the staff at the Iron Horse hosted a Christmas fundraiser for Scobee students. “In the winter we adopted about 40 kids and had them make a wish list of things they needed and wanted,” Cites said. “Our employees had those lists filled in about three days. “We wanted to do something for the summer also,” Cites continued. “So we talked with Adam Couch, the principal, about what we could do.” Originally the plan was to

June 28, 2013 [11] [ williams from page 10 ] Flying Ajs club team in middle school. “I competed with them for a couple years, then quit,” she said. “Then I came back to the AJs. I just missed training with a team. It’s much more fun than just training alone.” By the time Williams hit Auburn Riverside, the dual coaching from the Flying AJs and her parents was beginning to pay off. As a freshman she finished sixth in state at the long jump with a 17-1.50 and was 14th in the 100-meter run with a 13.33 second time. As a sophomore, however, it all came together for Williams, leaping to a Washington State 4A long jump title with an 18-1.50 mark. “I definitely didn’t expect to win the state title,” Williams said. “I was training hard but I didn’t think that would be the outcome. I was really happy with what I did. It was just a shock and a surprise. After the last jump, I went over and hugged my dad, and we just started tearing up. It was just a happy time.” The unexpected title gave Williams a boost of confidence as she came into her junior year. “My junior year I figured I would be able to win it again.”

[ fun run from page 10 ] raise money to build a new track for the elementary school, but Couch suggested that a new playground area might be a better idea. Goal in mind, Cites and the crew at the casino jumped into action, and this Saturday they will host the Fun in the Sun Run. “It will start at 9 a.m. with the 5K,” Cites said. “After, we’ll have a free BBQ for the runners and their families. We settled on $5 a person entry, but donations are accepted as well.” For Cites, an Auburn native, picking Scobee was more than just a random draw. “The reason we wanted to do Dick Scobee was that my best friend since I was three or four, Brandon Harney, went there,” Cites said. “He was killed by a car in 2000. “And we wanted to do something for the community,” Cites added. “We try to be as socially postitive as we can, and we have a lot of people working there who really want to help out.” The Fun in the Sun Run begins at 9 a.m. this Saturday at Auburn Memorial Stadium. To register, make a donation or for more information contact Ryan Cites at ryan.


Brandi Wiliams, middle, runs at the Washington State 4A meet in the 100 meter race. The Auburn Riverside grad will compete for Boise State next year. Rachel Ciampi, Auburn Reporter And she did. Not only did Williams snag the long jump title with a 19-6.50 but she also placed second in the 100 with a 12.11 and third in the 200 with a 25.13. “I think my highlight was winning state in my junior year,” Williams said. “Junior year was so much fun with all the people on the team.” This past season, in addition to her third-place in the long jump, Williams also captured second in the 200 with a 25.20 and third in the 100 with a 12.22 at the state meet.

Now it’s time for Williams to move on and start preparing for her collegiate career at Boise State. “I’m excited but so nervous about it,” Williams said. “I’ve talked to my coach a couple times, but he may not be there anymore.” According to Williams, Broncos assistant and jumps coach Jeff Petersmeyer who recruited her may not be around for the fall season. “I was really excited about working with him because he’s taken athletes to the Olympics, too, and that’s what

I wanted to do,” she said. “I’m really hoping that he will stay.” Away from the track, Williams said, she is looking forward to working towards a business degree. “I want to have my own bakery,” Williams said. “I bake a lot, which I know is weird because I have to be on this diet for track.” Looking back now, a week after graduation, Williams said she’s pleased with her high school career. “I think I feel pretty good about all my years there,” she said.

Auburn School District No. 408 915 Fourth Street Northeast Auburn WA 98002 LEGAL NOTICE BUDGET HEARING The Board of Directors of Auburn School District No. 408, Auburn, Washington, has completed the Auburn School District General Fund, Capital Projects Fund, Transportation Vehicle Fund, Associated Student Body Fund and Debt Service Fund budgets for the 2013-14 Fiscal Year. The Board of Directors will meet on Monday, July 8, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the James P. Fugate Administration Center for the purpose of hearing, fixing, and adopting the General Fund, Capital Projects Fund, Transportation Vehicle Fund, Associated Student Body Fund and Debt Service Fund budgets for the 2013-14 Fiscal Year. Any taxpayer may appear at this meeting and be heard for or against the budgets. BOARD OF DIRECTORS AUBURN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 408 Michael Newman Deputy Superintendent Published in Auburn Reporter on June 28, 2013. #815127. CITY OF PACIFIC REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR COMPLETING DESIGN PLANS FOR WEST VALLEY HIGHWAY BETWEEN COUNTY LINE ROAD AND 1ST AVENUE WEST REQUEST SUMMARY The City of Pacific is requesting interested consulting engineering firms submit Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) for completing the SEPA/NEPA process and the preliminary design for West Valley Highway between County Line Road and 1st Avenue West. SCOPE OF WORK This project includes the completion of SEPA/NEPA environmental documentation and the preliminary design documents for West Valley Highway improvements. The West Valley Highway improvement project will widen the existing traveled way for approximately 4,000 ft. The project includes a northbound and southbound lane as well as a center turn lane. The project includes the design of new curb, gutter, sidewalk and storm drainage improvements. A new pavement section will be designed for the widened traveled way for the length of the project. A part of the preliminary design process Geotechnical studies will be required to evaluate the existing and proposed pavement sections, off-site drainage from the west, existing soil and groundwater conditions and general design recommendations. In addition Traffic Engineering studies including traffic counts and a speed limit reduction study are also required. SCHEDULE STP/CMAQ funds have been awarded to the City of Pacific to complete this work. This work will need to be completed by no later than March 1, 2014. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Submittals will be evaluated and ranked based on the following criteria: 1) Firm’s experience in successfully completing similar work, including ability to meet project schedule and budget (5 points); 2) Consultant Team staff qualifications and expertise (10 points); 3) Knowledge of City of

Pacific Standards, policies, and processes (10 points); 4) Knowledge of relevant codes and ability to work with affected local agencies (5 points); and 5) Experience with managing federally funded projects using Local Agency Guidelines (5 points). Interviews of the top three firms will be conducted either in person or via phone; up to 10 additional points may be granted based on those interviews. Ranking will be on a total point basis of the proposal and the interview. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS Submit five hard copies of the SOQ along with a PDF. Include firm name, telephone and fax numbers, names of principal in charge and project manager, and the number of employees in each firm proposed to work on the project. Limit responses to 11 font size, single-spaced typed pages, including cover letter and a minimum of three references with current contact information. Please keep the packages to no more than 20 pages total. The City encourages disadvantaged, minority, and womenowned consultant firms to respond. SOQs will be accepted at City of Pacific City Hall until 10:00 AM, July 5, 2013. The City will review the submitted information and select the successful firm based on the SOQs. Please direct questions or statements regarding the request for SOQ or requests for specific information to Mr. Ken Barnett, City of Pacific at (253) 929-1113. The City reserves the right to reject any and all submittals that are not responsive to this request for SOQ. SUBMITTAL ADDRESS: Public Works Department Attn: Mr. Ken Barnett City of Pacific 100 3rd Avenue SE Pacific, WA 98047-1349 The Recipient, 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, Code of Federal Regulations, 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 advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 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. Published in Auburn Reporter on June 28, 2013. #815131.

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Auburn High School Multi-Class Reunion Picnic: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E St. NE, Auburn. Potluck with plates, utensils and napkins furnished. For more information, call 253-880-2500. Auburn High School class of 1953: July 20, Truitt banquet room, 102 W. Main St., Auburn. 60th reunion. Open bar 4-5 p.m., dinner at 5. Cost: $35 per person. Casual dress. For more information, contact Carolyn Kremer at 253-838-0362, Bob Hostetter at 360-432-3774, or Joy Hurlburt at 360-4264260. Contact either no later July 5.

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Auburn Scarff ANNIVERSARY SALE! Auburn

June 28, 2013 [15]

Celebrating 91Years!

Four Generations of Service in Auburn

With Great Prices

Thru Sunday June 30th

2013 FORD

Fusion Plug-Ins


Available for up to

MSRP $26,205 100 mpge $ * Your Price


36 MPG Fusion SE, 4 Cyl, Auto, AC, ABS PW, PDL, AM/FM/CD/Sat, Sync Stk# P17660

*After rebate

Great Prices on Quality Used Vehicles ‘05 Ford Escape XLT 4WD




Was $8,399 V6, Auto, AC, PW, PDL, AM/FM/CD

Stk# N27122

‘12 Ford Focus SEL

Stk# N38291

‘08 Ford Escape XLT 4WD



Was $18,999 4 Cyl, Auto, AC, PW, PDL, AM/FM/CD, Sync, ABS, MyKey Stk# N38230





Was $10,999 V6, Auto, 4WD, AC, PW, PDL, AM/FM/CD, ABS



Was $14,999 V6, Auto, 4WD, AC, PW, PDL, AM/FM/CD, ABS

Stk# N37690




‘06 Chevy Impala LTZ

‘05 Lexus RX330 AWD


‘09 Pontiac Vibe




‘05 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

‘13 Ford Escape SEL 4WD

Was $14,999 Was $14,499 Was $13,499 V6, Auto, AC, PW, PDL, AM/FM/CD, OnStar, ABS 4 Cyl, Auto, AC, PW, PDL, OnStar, AM/FM/CD, V6, Auto, AWD, AC, PW, PDL, AM/FM/6-CD, Stk# N38310 ABS Stk# N17141 Homelink, ABS, Moon Roof, Lthr Stk# N16891

‘09 Ford Mustang



Was $15,999 V6, Auto, AC, AM/FM/CD/Sat, PW, PDL, ABS

Stk# P17651





Was $20,999 Was $29,999 6 Cyl, Auto, 4WD, LWB, AC, AM/FM/CD, ABS, 4 Cyl Turbo, Auto, 4WD, AC, PW, PDL, AM/FM/ Dana Axles Stk# N17201 CD, Sync, Nav, ABS Stk# N38350



‘02 Ford Taurus SE

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CHOOSE VALLEY for a Remarkable Childbirth Experience

Are you a new parent-to-be or currently planning a pregnancy? Valley Medical Center is with you every step of the way. We have welcomed over 100,000 babies into the world and have a wealth of experience and information to share. The Birth Center at Valley Medical Center features luxurious delivery suites with jetted tubs, exceptional staff, 24/7 OB hospitalists, neonatologists, midwives, lactation specialists and a Neonatal ICU. Take a virtual tour at From tummy to toddler, the Birth Center combines education with nurturing care to ensure your childbirth and parenting journey is a memorable one. Choose an OB/GYN or midwife who delivers at Valley Medical Center by visiting The Birth Center

Lactation Services

Midwives Clinic

Car Seat Safety Checks

Valley Women’s Healthcare Clinic

New Mom Support Groups

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care

Children’s Therapy

Maternal/Fetal Medicine Childbirth Education Prenatal Aqua Aerobics

Primary & Urgent Care Emergency Care Pediatrics Pediatric Neurology


Auburn Reporter, June 28, 2013  
Auburn Reporter, June 28, 2013  

June 28, 2013 edition of the Auburn Reporter