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Mayoral race heats up By Steve Hunter

Challenger Tim Clark made it loud and clear during the first mayoral debate that he believes he would be a better team leader than incumbent Suzette Cooke when it comes to working with the Kent City Council. Clark, in his fourth and final year on the Kent School Board, served 16 years on the

Night Out Kent Police Officers Ken Clay, left, and Rex Miller visit with neighbors on a Reiten Road alley as part of National Night Out on Tuesday, one of more than 100 events in Kent. The event is held throughout the U.S. each summer to help connect law enforcement with residents and develop neighborhood bonds.

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City Council before running for the school board four years ago. Now he hopes to stop Cooke from winning a third, four-year term as mayor of the sixth largest city in the state with a population of more than 120,000. [ more DEBATE page 3 ]

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night by King County Elections. The two candiKen Sharp is dates with the most easily defeating votes advance to Barbara Phillips and the Nov. 5 general Bailey Stober in a election. The three Kent City Council are running for a primary race. Sharp four-year term to Sharp had 3,635 replace Councilvotes (41.35 percent), Phillips woman Elizabeth Albert2,561 votes (29.13 percent) son, who decided not to and Stober 2,558 votes seek re-election. (29.10 percent), according [ more PRIMARY page 6 ] to results released Tuesday By Steve Hunter

Champion’s form: Seattle’s Jennifer Hamann throws a punch during a workout with young fighters at the Kent’s East Hill Boxing Club last week. Hamann’s visit to the local gym was an opportunity to give back to the boxing community. ROSS COYLE, Kent Reporter

CONNECTING WITH COMMUNITY Boxing champ shares her skills, time with Kent club BY ROSS COYLE

Kent’s East Hill Boxing Club got some high-end learning when Jennifer Hamann, Team USA’s women’s boxing champion, re-

cently dropped by the gym. Jennifer Hamann and her coach, Tricia Turton, trained with the club and worked with after-school boxers on their technique at the Kent Phoenix Academy last week. “I wanted to show that I’m a normal person, that I just busted my ass, and that they can do it too,” said Hamann, who just returned

from an extended tour of training and fighting to earn the Women’s Continental Championship. But more than that, Hamann says her visit to Kent was an opportunity to give back to the community what everyone has invested in her – from free services and [ more BOXING page 10 ]




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A clash is under way in Kent between city officials and operators of 10 group homes that house sex offenders. City officials have notified the group home operators that they must shut down because they are in violation of the city code for being too close to schools, child care facilities or other sex offender homes. “We’re trying to stop

irresponsible group home operators from placing potentially dangerous sex offenders so close to children and schools,” said Tom Brubaker, city interim chief administrative officer, in an email. “We intend to enforce our code.” Eddie Weber, who operates six of the 10 homes found to be in violation of the city code, said he plans to continue to fight the city to keep his homes open for [ more violations page 7 ]

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KSD unveils foreign language accreditation program who demonstrate proficiency can earn one to four high school language credits. Washington state colleges require two credits for admission. The program “allows us to recognize proficiencies that multilingual speakers bring” to the district, said Vicki Bates, KSD’s director of Standards Based

[ DEBATE from page 1 ] “I look back on my time on City Council and I remember better days,” Clark said at a debate Wednesday at a Kent Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon at the Meridian Valley Country Club. “The days when our council and the mayor came together as a team, committed to a set of common objectives. I want to bring back that shared elective leadership to City Hall and a common plan with a new vision of what Kent can be.” Cooke responded that she has worked well with the council. “We have a strategic plan with set goals to be a safe, connected community and that continues to be a baseline for budgeting,” Cooke said. “We make certain we are not taking police off the streets, making certain we have some infrastructure in place to maintain a level of connection.” Clark partly blamed the city’s financial struggles and inability to pay for



street projects and park improvements on the poor communication between Cooke and the sevenmember council. “It’s supposed to be shared leadership and a common policy,” Clark said. “The days when I served there was a strategic plan and the mayor and council made the agreements and stuck to them and that brought a lot of solid improvements. Unfortunately, things have fallen by the wayside.” Clark pointed to the building of the Kent Station shopping mall and construction of the South 277th Street corridor as two major projects he helped get done during his time on the council. Cooke countered that the city-owned ShoWare Center

looms as a prime example that she has worked with the council to accomplish major projects. “ShoWare Center was part of the City Council’s strategic goals to have a regional event center in this city,” Cooke said. “With my experience serving as a state legislator we were able early on to get the governor on board and all of our state legislators on board and this city was the only city that successfully was able to carve out a little slice of existing taxes in order to build that regional center.” The city receives a sales tax rebate from the state to help pay for the $84.5 million arena. Clark served on the council when it approved the construction of the arena. Both agreed the 4-year-old ShoWare Center benefits the city despite its revenue losses. “Kent is on the map because the ShoWare Center exists,” Cooke said. Besides working with the council, Cooke said she has emphasized residents








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Elliott takes lead in school board race Reporter staff

Longtime Kent resident Bruce Elliott has taken a commanding lead over Maya Vengadasalam and Carmen Goers in the race for a spot on the Kent School Board. In early returns from Tuesday's primary election, Elliott received 6,015 votes or 44.40 percent of the tally. Vengadasalam (4,270 votes, 31.52 percent) and Goers (3,195 votes, 23.58 percent) followed. The top two vote-getters move on to the Nov. 5 general election. The winner will replace Tim Clark, who decided to run for Kent mayor. Elliott says that he’s buckling down for the race against Vengadasalam. “If I wasn’t going to make it through the primary,

I wasn’t going to clutter myself with too much stuff, but I’m prepared now,” Elliott said. While he admits he’s not too familiar with the way the school district operates, Elliott says he’s a “quick study.” Elliott’s priorities for the district include developing a foundation to make sure students are proficient in mathematics without a calculator and to have a strong base in reading, writing and spelling by the time they finish eighth grade. Elliott recognizes that his campaign is just beginning, saying that his 44-percent return was a start, but wants to see a solid 50 percent or higher. Vengadasalam, meanwhile, plans to reassess her door-to-door efforts to meet with constituents. One-on-one conversation will be the best way to meet and attract voters, she says.

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playing a bigger role in city government. She said the city’s Neighborhood Council program includes 24 groups, giving people a stronger voice in what happens in Kent. “I am a believer in you being the wise one when it comes to advising the mayor and the City Council as to what your needs are, and therefore, the communication works both ways,” Cooke said to the luncheon audience. “I reached out to the residents so they know they have people listening to them, advising them and helping them connect with the resources they requested.” Although Clark appreciates the effort to reach out to residents, he said the mayor needs to connect all the bridges of communication. “We need cooperation across all avenues of government and that involves not simply City Hall being open and listening to the citizens,” Clark said.

spoken in the district. Cynthia Huber, who coordinates the district’s Fine Arts and World Languages programs, hopes to add Russian, Punjabi, Somali and Vietnamese this coming school year, depending on the availability of testers.

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● Q U O T E O F N O T E : “There is no place to send them. They accumulate with me because I allow them in.” – Eddie Weber, who operates six homes found to be in violation of the city code for housing sex offenders.

Public transit: Why it’s essential, and upcoming changes in South King County Thousands of people throughout South King County ride public transit every day. Many of these riders do not own cars and depend upon buses and trains to get to work and school, and to access essential goods and services such as groceries and healthcare. I have fought for quality transit for South King County throughout my career because of the many benefits that transit provides and the difficulties that our community would face without access to transit services. This op-ed explores the need for transit, highlights upcoming changes for South County riders, and warns of possible service cuts to King County Metro due to budget challenges. Our public transit system is run by two governments – Sound Transit and King County – each serving distinct roles to provide quality service. Sound Transit provides regional long distance services throughout King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties, whereas King County Metro provides local transit options with more stops within King County. Together these agencies provide more than 470,000 rides in King County each weekday. Without our transit system, many people would be unable to get to work and school, resulting in significant negative impacts to our economy. Transit also reduces traffic congestion and provides environmental benefits for everyone – not just transit riders. Metro services take approximately 175,000 vehicles off our roads each weekday because people use transit instead of driving. Without public transit, these cars would squeeze onto our roadways, adding pollution to the environment and slowing the speed of traffic due to crowding. There are changes coming designed to improve transit service and increase ridership. As vice chair of Sound Transit’s board of directors, I am particularly excited about two Sound Transit projects that have recently begun construction. Tukwila’s permanent Sounder station will open next year and replace the temporary heavy rail station that has existed for more than a decade. The station will serve the Green River Valley corridor, with approximately 1,300 boardings taking place each weekday. Sound Transit is also building a new Angle Lake Link light rail station at south 200th street in SeaTac that will begin operation in 2016. This station will serve more than 5,000 passengers per day and benefit the entire community with businesses located on the ground level and a plaza for community gatherings.



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Export terminals mean jobs for us The State of Washington has an opportunity right now to expand our ports and to secure the region’s position as a global trade leader for decades. Private industry, using private capital, is ready right now to put people to work expanding our export facilities to allow us to export more bulk commodities including ores and minerals like iron, coal and potash, as well as agricultural products like wheat, rye and other grains. Unfortunately, there are plenty of folks who want to stop these projects and, in the end, jobs won’t be created here and the exports will come from other countries. In contrast, there is bipartisan support to keep Boeing manufacturing in the state. Our governor is pitching in to help in that effort and has even asked for an expedited environmental review process. He could have asked for a review of the environmental implications of green house gas (GHG) emissions where the components for these planes are built. Many of which come from China where they use coal to power Boeing’s parts manufacturing. Also to his credit, the governor chooses not to consider the GHG emissions from the utilization of planes manufactured at Boeing by the world airline industry, which is among the highest carbon emitting activities in the world. We applaud him for these non-

Letters policy The Kent 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. obstructionist decisions. What we don’t applaud is his inconsistent approach to job creation. The governor takes a different approach when it comes to building trade and transportation jobs that would be created by the proposed new export facilities. There he wants a comprehensive review (read delay) of the effects the items being exported have on the world’s climate. His request caters to the those who want to not just delay, but kill these projects and deny thousands of people construction employment as well as the many hundreds of permanent good middle working class jobs they will create. It’s time for the governor and his “save the world” contingent to quit being obstructionists and allow these projects to proceed. We are not even asking for his help in creating all these jobs, even though most of the blue collar folks who will be put to work

voted for him. All we are asking is that our governor allow the port expansions to proceed through the regular accepted environmental scoping and permitting processes. – Herb Krohn, state legislative director, United Transportation Union/SMART

Thank you for being there I just wish to thank the Kent firemen for helping when I recently fell on the Safeway sidewalk. I’m 85 going on 86, and this was my first time to stumble and fall. Everything happened so fast. Thanks to the Kent firemen for helping me. I am deeply grateful. – Leon Thompson

Our racial unity in ruins The reaction to the recent verdict in the Zimmerman trial by such luminaries as Sharpton, Jackson, and even our own president, have taken our country back to racial division I haven’t seen in years. The rallying cry of these “leaders” would have us believe this country remains a hotbed of racial injustice where a black man, with the same evidence, would have been convicted, while Zimmerman, because he’s “white” was acquitted. [ more letters page 5 ]

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Collaborative artists Frances Nelson and Bradly Gunn will give unidentified grave sites at Saar Pioneer Cemetery in Kent an emblematic marker using a series of ‘thresholds,’ or doorways. The wooden armatures each will identify resting places of Kent’s founding pioneers at the cemetery, 21100 91st Place S., across from the WinCo Foods parking lot.

[ PATTERSON from page 4 ] seen a 57-percent ridership Beginning June 2014, Metro will replace bus route 140 with the new RapidRide F-Line. This bus service will run between Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila and Renton, including servicing the Renton Boeing facility. RapidRide is efficient bus service that arrives at least every 10 minutes during peak hours with unique buses allowing passengers to easily get on and off. The RapidRide ALine – which runs between the Tukwila International Boulevard Station and the Federal Way Transit Center – is an example of RapidRide’s current success. Since the A-Line replaced route 174 in October 2010, Metro has

increase. More concerning news regarding Metro pertains to potential route changes and eliminations due to a budget shortfall. Metro relies upon sales tax revenue, which drastically decreased during the Great Recession. Without new revenue, Metro will face a 17-percent service reduction, equivalent to 600,000 annual bus hours. The state Senate recently failed to pass a transportation package during the legislative session that would have alleviated these potential cuts. I am hopeful, however, that the legislature will address this issue prior to route changes and eliminations taking ef-

All this without evidence and while ignoring the recent acquittal of Roderick Scott, a black man who killed an unarmed, white teenager in an eerily similar case. Our president spoke of lingering emotional scars from past incidents when he heard doors lock when he approached, or when white women would clutch their purses if he entered an elevator with them. Both are probable scenarios, but without asking if young, white, men, experienced similar incidents offer no perspective. Statistically, it is young men who commit the vast majority of crimes. I know it was so with me when

fect in the fall of 2014. South County’s population has grown by more than 30 percent over the past 20 years, and will continue growing in the future. This is an indication that quality transit is important now more than ever. I will continue to work to improve public transit because it benefits our community, protects the environment, and creates economic prosperity by ensuring that we can efficiently travel from neighborhood to neighborhood, city to city, and throughout the Puget Sound region.

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a young man, possible a Pacific Islander, flung me to the ground and stole my purse, and as a result my present actions are colored by this one incident. So, I could have been one of those purse-clutching, door-locking white grandmothers President Obama can’t forget, but my motives wouldn’t have been racial, even if he perceived them to be so. Racism exists across all social strata, and whites are not the sole proprietors. It is no less racist for blacks to ascribe racial animus for any action taken by a white person, than it is for whites to treat blacks as second-class citizens. Here’s the bottom line: you can find—or create— racism in any situation if


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“I am elated with the results and want to thank my many supporters for all of their hard work,” said Sharp in an email Wednesday. Voters favored Sharp even though Federal Way Police arrested him in June for investigation of first-degree theft in connection with allegedly taking more than $485,000 from the bank account of his 93-year-old mother. King County prosecutors are still reviewing the case to decide whether to file theft charges against Sharp, according to a Tuesday email from Dan Donohoe, spokesman for the

King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Sharp owns Minuteman Press in Kent. He served as president last year of the Kent Chamber of Commerce. The results gave Phillips confidence she will advance to take on Sharp in the general election. “I’m happy and surprised,” Phillips said during a phone interview Tuesday. “I started (campaigning) a little late. I feel we will move right ahead.” Phillips, who is vice chair on the city Land Use and Planning Board, ran unsuccessfully against Albertson for the council in 2009.

She said her experience and background in the community gave her a lot of votes. Stober, who lost a run against incumbent Deborah Ranniger for the Kent City Council in 2011, remained confident he would pull ahead of Phillips to face Sharp in the general election. “I’m still optimistic about the results,” Stober said during a phone interview Wednesday. “I know for a fact that we have a lot of late voters who voted for me.” When Phillips entered the race after the other two candidates, Stober said he figured he could end up second behind Sharp because

he and Phillips appeal to voters of similar demographics. Stober said he expects the race for second might not be decided until the final votes are counted. King County Elections will update results each weekday and certify the primary on Aug. 20. As far as campaign finances, Stober has raised $6,155 so far, according to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission website. Sharp has raised $3,829. Phillips showed no money raised. Council members are paid $13,752 per year for their part-time positions.

Kent residents will be recognized for their time and service to the community at the annual Kent Old Timers Greater Kent Community Reunion. The event runs from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. This is the 24th year a committee of residents has selected people to honor. The honorees for 2013 are Millard Battles; Jack and Mary Lou Becvar; Ernie and Alma Conwell; Tom and Margaret Foster; and Brooks and Mary Loop. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow the program.

PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF FIRE COMMISSIONER VACANCY King County Fire Protection District 40 is accepting letters of interest and resumes for the position of FIRE COMMISSIONER (Position # 3) due to a vacancy in accordance with RCW 52.14. 050. Persons wishing to submit a letter of interest and resume must reside within and be a registered voter of the Fire District. The position would be appointed for a period in accordance with RCW 52.14. Letters of interest and resumes need to be postmarked (US Mail) or received by email by September 3, 2013. For further information contact Ronnie Little at 425.830.0928. Letters of interest & resumes may be emailed to or sent to: King County Fire Protection District 40, 18002 108th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98055 Published in Kent and Renton Reporters on July 26, 2013 and August 9, 2013. #829379 VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER District Healthcare System NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees, Finance Facilities & Audit Committee will be held on Tuesday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room of Valley Medical Center, Renton WA. Regular meetings of the Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees, Finance Facilities and Audit Committee will continue to be held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in the Board Room of Valley Medical Center, unless changed by public notice. BOARD OF TRUSTEES (District Healthcare System) By: Sandra Sward Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees Published in the Kent, Renton, Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporters on August 2, 2013, August 9, 2013. #838249. KING COUNTY DEPT. OF PERMITTING & ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW (DPER) 35030 SE Douglas Street Suite 210, Snoqualmie WA 98065-9266 NOTICE OF PERMIT APPLICATION

RECOMMENDATION & HEARING Request: Formal Subdivision File # & Name: L07P0018 Ridge at Lake Sawyer Div 3 Applicant: Ruth-Prouty Partnership Location: East of SE SawyerRidge Way, south of Druid’s Glen golf course & north of SE 320th St - Kent Proposal: Subdivide 191.33 acres, zoned RA-5, into 15 lots for S/F detached residences and tracts for critical areas Project Manager: Kim Claussen 206-477-0329 Hearing Date and Time: August 27, 2013 @ 10:00 am Location of Public Hearing: DPER Snoqualmie Room 35030 SE Douglas St Ste 210 Snoqualmie WA 98065-9266 Dept. Recommendation to Hearing Examiner: Approve subject to conditions. Comment Procedures: Comments on the above file are now being accepted by King County DPER, at the address listed above. Published in the Kent Reporter on August 9, 2013. #834071. Government of Ras AI Khaimah Courts Department Notice for Hearing Appointment by Publication Claim No. 310/2012 Personal Status To the Respondent / KEEGAN AARON MICHAEL SEQUEIRA Whereas the Claimant/ JASBIR KAUR has filed the said claim against you claiming divorce for tort, therefore you are requested to appear at Ras AI Khaimah Court, Second Civil Status Circuit on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at 9:00 am. to reply the claim and submit your pleading. Failing to apear on time or delegating an attorney on your behalf, the court will hear the claim in absentia. Date of issue: June 05, 2013 Secretary of 2nd Civil Status Circuit Sulaiman Abdulla AI Sekeit /sd/ Published in the Kent Reporter on August 9, 2013. #856224. In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for Spokane County In the Matter of the Estate of: Ethan Eugene RihnSmith, Deceased. NO. 13401023-4 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorneys at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets. of the decedent Date of First Publication: August 2, 2013. Annie S Rihnsmith, Personal Representative Brian G. Gosline, Attorney for Personal Representative WSBA # 19225 601 West Main, Suite 813 Spokane WA 99201 509-747-2002 Published in the Kent Reporter on August 2, 2013, August 9, 2013 and August 16, 2013. #838222. CITY OF KENT PUBLIC NOTICE SEPA THRESHOLD DETERMINATION Pursuant to KCC 11.03, Environmental Policy, the City of Kent has issued a mitigated threshold determination for the following: Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for: AMWAY BUILDING EXPANSION NORTH #ENV-2013-12 / KIVA #RPSW-2132344 The applicant proposes to construct an approximately 56,223 square foot building addition on the north side of the existing Amway warehouse building with associated asphalt parking areas, landscaping, storm drainage improvements, water and sanitary sewer connections and franchise

utility upgrades.The existing Amway building is located on a separate parcel in common ownership directly south of the site (7250 S 228th St). A small area on the eastern side of the site is within the 100-year floodplain, but no work is proposed within the floodplain. The City of Kent Wetland Inventory indicates a possible wetland on the site, however a wetland delineation report found no wetlands present. The site is located on the vacant parcel directly north of 7250 South 228th Street and is identified by King County Parcel Number 8834800095.The subject property is zoned M2, Limited Industrial. Comments are due for the above project by 4:30 p.m., August 23, 2013, to City of Kent Planning Services. For more information, contact Kent Planning Services at 220 Fourth Avenue S., Kent, WA 98032, Telephone: (253) 856-5454. Any person requiring a disability accommodation should contact the City for more information. For TDD relay service, call 1-800-833-6388 or the City of Kent at (253) 856-5725. Charlene Anderson, Responsible Official Dated: August 9, 2013 Published in the Kent Reporter on August 9, 2013. #856153. PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Kent School District No. 415 will meet for the purpose of adopting the District’s budget for the fiscal year 2013-2014 at 7:00 p.m. on August 28, 2013, at the Administration Center, 12033 SE 256th Street, Kent, Washington. Any person may appear at said meeting and be heard for or against any part of said budget. A budget has been prepared by the board and will be filed at the office of the district superintendent from whom any person may obtain a copy upon request. Dr. Edward Lee Vargas Secretary of the Board of Directors Published in the Kent and Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporters on August 9, 2013 and August 16, 2013. #856312.

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August 9, 2013 [7] [ VIOLATIONS from page 1 ] sex offenders. But Weber knows he faces an uphill struggle. “My prognostication is I’m probably done,” Weber said during a recent phone interview. That means a lot of sex offenders could have nowhere to go, and might end up homeless. “There is no place to send them,” Weber said. “They accumulate with me because I allow them in.” City staff found out that many homes, initially set up to house recovering drug addicts and alcoholics, had over time transitioned to housing sex offenders. State and federal laws limit city’s regulations of the cleanand-sober homes but not restrictions of locations of group homes for sex offenders, Brubaker said. The group home operators had until July 31 to comply with city code by having the sex offenders move out. The 10 homes have housed as many as 83 sex offenders at one time, according to city officials. “We don’t know how many sex offenders have moved out,” Brubaker said. “Two operators have asked for another extension and one (Weber) has indicated he will not comply.” Weber said he opened his first clean-and-sober house for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics in 2001 in Kent. He now operates 11 in town. He claims the homes are still set up to be clean-and-sober homes.

“They’re sex offenders but they are also recovering from drug and alcohol in the clean-and-sober program and I allow them into the program,” he said. For operators who don’t comply, the city will send a notice of violation which is subject to a penalty of $500 per home for each violation issued and the city can issue the violations daily. Brubaker said the city also can fine the property owners. “Like with a traffic infraction, the notices are due and payable unless the violator contests the violation or requests a mitigation hearing,” said Brubaker, who added there is a 14-day window to contest or mitigate the ticket. Operators could go before the city hearing examiner to appeal the violation and then could appeal that decision to King County Superior Court. “Some operators have ‘lawyered up,’ but no action or claim has been filed against the city as of this date,” Brubaker said. Weber said he hopes to try to involve the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Fair Housing Act as a way to combat the city. “I hope to bring it to a higher authority,” he said. The city appeal process to go to the city-hired hearing examiner has little appeal to Weber. “The problem with that is you’re fighting the city in the city’s court,” Weber said. “That’s probably a slam dunk against me.” more story online…

Man arrested in city jail after shoving another inmate in dispute over sleeping mat man demanded his mat. The man who took the mat then shoved the other man Kent Police arrested away from the cell door. a man for investigation The two were about to fight of fourth-degree assault when jail staff entered after he reportedly the cell and separated punched another the two men. police man in the city jail The man who reduring a dispute portedly shoved the over a sleeping mat other man denied in a holding cell. he assaulted the man. The incident ocDuring the investigation, curred at about 11:03 p.m. the arrested man yelled July 29 at the city jail, 1230 profanities at the officer as Central Ave. S., according well as jail staff. to the police report. Jail staff called police because Malicious mischief the inmate who was shoved Officers arrested a man wanted to press charges. for investigation of thirdAn officer’s review of degree malicious mischief video footage showed a after he allegedly kicked man laying on a mat inside down the front door of a holding cell when another his ex-wife’s house on July recently booked inmate 26 in the 11300 block of entered the cell, urinated in Southeast 227th Place. the latrine and then had a The woman called 911 confrontation with the man after she heard a loud sleeping on the mat. pounding noise, looked out The man on the mat her window and saw her exgot up to get the attention husband trying to pry open of jail staff after the other By Steve Hunter


the front door, according to the police report. The woman said her exhusband had moved out in March and the divorce became final July 16. She said he no longer had any property at the home. The ex-husband walked out of the house after he kicked the door down. He told police he hadn’t slept in the past five days. He said he didn’t know why he broke down the door. He said he left the house after he realized he didn’t live there anymore. When officers arrived, the man told them he had a handgun. Officers searched the man and found the gun. The man had a concealed weapon permit.

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[8] August 9, 2013 [ program from page 3 ] While tests such as Arabic or Chinese can be administered through computers, languages such as Somali require an expert speaker present to proctor. “Somali is an example of where we would be working with professionals regionally,” Huber said. The project grew out of regional collaboration with support from the superintendent’s office. This is its first year of implementation. The district completed its first round of testing during the spring, and all testers passed. Thirty-five students received four credits, 23 received three credits and 16 received two credits. Huber said that the tests have been useful to certify students, but the district is still working to iron out the kinks. One problem she notes is that some of the tests are administered in English, which can make it hard for student to understand the questions. “A lot of tests are in English, so students have to have intermediate English ability to communicate,” Huber said. She said that several students didn’t feel completely confident because of this. To a certain degree, this frus-

trates Huber to see that the tests view the languages as foreign instead of native. Also, technical issues with equipment have prevented the district from fully adopting the program. Things like Chinese and Japanese keyboards would help. “You’re learning as you go, and you don’t know even what questions the student might have,” Huber said. Still, Huber is happy to have the program operational, even if it’s not completely functional yet. “It’s kinda neat to be in an assessment room and hear four or five different languages at once,” she said.

Families help shape new kindergartners’ first year of school Every fall, children enter kindergarten with different levels of skills needed for success in school. As crucial partners in their children’s education, parents and other family members have the opportunity to take part in the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) Family Connection. At the beginning of the school year, WaKIDS provides a “whole-child” assessment based on student strengths, interests, and needs. With this information and input from the family, a

teacher is able to offer individualized instruction to meet each child’s needs. Twelve elementary schools in the Kent School District (KSD) have been selected to participate in fullday kindergarten and the WaKIDS program for school year 2013-2014. Cedar Valley, Daniel, Kent, Meadow Ridge, Park Orchard, and Scenic Hill elementary schools will participate in WaKIDS for a second year. East Hill, Millennium, Neely-O’Brien, Panther Lake, Pine Tree, and Springbrook are starting WaKIDS this fall. Parents of new kindergartners will receive a welcome letter from their principal in early August with information about the upcoming school year.

Tips for Talking With Your Kids about Bullying Think bullying is just harmless teasing? An estimated 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students, according to the National Education Association. And Yale health researchers have found a connection between suicide -- the fourth leading cause of death in children ages 10 to 14 -- and bullying and being bullied. Experts say that kids themselves have the power to put a stop to bullying. Unfortunately, both victims and bystanders don’t always know the best way to handle bullying

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Theater Simple brings ‘Owl and Pussycat’ to Kent By SHAWN SKAGER

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troupe defies perceptions of what theater is, said Llysa Holland, artistic instigator. “Unlike most park shows, theater simple’s outdoor work is interactive - and it moves the audience around a space, whether a garden, a farmer’s market, or a recently-capped reservoir,” Holland said. “We combine theatricality with music, spectacle, visual and literary arts, mental or physical games, and this year - a

scooter water ballet.” Holland said Theater Simple’s newest production looks between the lines of Edward Lear’s famous poem, allowing audiences to imagine “the escapades that happened in-between the lines.” “It examines the logic of nonsense, love of friends and ideas, the literal power of poems, and gives a whole family – a borrowed one works – a delightful excuse to

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hang out with a picnic on a lark in a park for an afternoon,” Holland said. Theater Simple created the show, a “variety of storytelling tactics mashed up with poetry, songs, puppets and an ample serving of sass,” for all ages. For audiences, Holland said, the troupe will present a series of 10-15 pop-up performances with guitar interludes, rather than the

August 9, 2013 [9] entire, linear performance usually presented. “These adventures are for everyone with a curious mind, a generous heart and a playful love of words,” Holland added. The troupe has performed throughout the Puget Sound area this summer and will be part of this year’s Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle. Performances are free, but donations to cover performance costs are encouraged. For more information, visit

[10] August 9, 2013 [ boxing from page 1 ] sponsors to her own teachers taking their time to train her. When she’s training with the U.S. team, she doesn’t get the time to go back home and share what she’s learned in the ring with others. “I wanted to bring (that knowledge) back to my own team, to the boxing community,” said Hamann, a featherweight fighter. Starting with shadow boxing to work on feet and form, the training then split into three groups to work with punching bags, in ring fighting and sparring. The key, Hamann said, was to focus on getting the new boxers used to the drills. “Just coordinating your feet with your hands is easier said than done,” Hamann said. Instead of going for 100-percent accuracy, their goal was to train the students to get familiar with the motions so they can work on them more in the future. Glen Hamada, the club’s chief coach and a longtime boxing enthusiast and judge, said that meeting Hamann and Turton helped reinforce his ideas of commitment to the kids. He said that Hamman “really had to sacrifice not only her time and com-

A young boxer practices on a speed bag at the East Hill Boxing Club. RoSS COYLE, mitment to become a very good student, but she had to take time out and really practice and commit to the sport of boxing.” Hamann earned her degree at Seattle University, where she played soccer and competed in track and cross country. Hamann’s presence helped reinforce not only the boxing techniques, but the importance of being committed and disciplined to the sport – traits Hamada hopes to instill in his students. “It tells the kids that education is very impor-

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tant. Look at the world champion, both of ’em, the Klitschko brothers (heavyweights). They both have PhDs, and they speak many foreign languages.” Hamada, a retired Marine, says that the core tenants of the program are not designed to make kids great boxers, but to teach the students discipline, commitment and the importance of education in their lives. “If you’re committed to boxing, you’re going to learn how to get committed to school studies,” he said. “When it comes time to write that report, you’re not

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gonna wait. You’re gonna be working on that term paper every day.” The East Hill Boxing Club is the result of work from Hamada and his wife, Leslie. There aren’t a lot of places for youth in the area to go, Leslie said, and most of the activities in Kent are geared toward older crowds or children. “I started on this journey to try to find a way to get kids who were economically on the edge. A lot of them might be making bad choices in their life,” she said. So in 2007, she attended

school board and City to securing a non-profit Council meetings to help designation from the IRS, establish the program. which would open access She negotiated insurance to gang intervention funds requirements from $20 and other federal dollars, million to $10 million and but Leslie isn’t banking only partnered with the city to on that. help provide the coverage. “I think we really need After years of negotiations to be thinking out of the and haggling, Leslie got her box right now because our wish. funds are drying up everyThe Hamadas worked where,” she said, “And it’s out an agreement bemore important than ever tween the Kent School to partner for things that District and the city to are after-school programs use the small gym space that help kids succeed. “ at Phoenix Academy, and She thinks that it needs have progressively outfitted to be viewed as an investit over the last three years ment. She says the program to become an improvised has gotten three kids back but respectable training into school, and one of their gym. Starting with a bare students graduated after gym with hardwood floors, dropping out. the Hamadas have added “It’s not a lot of numbers five punching bags, safety but if you can touch one kid mirrors, a speed bag and a full-sized training ring from at a time, it makes a difference,” she said. Title Boxing. “You wouldn’t think that While the program has a boxing program can get been successful, Leslie says kids to go back to school that it still struggles a little but it can.” financially. “It’s hard to keep the program running,” she said, estimating she’s written 10 grants over the last three years and reached out to countless contacts in the A young boxer practices strikes with Hamman’s community. coach, Tricia Turton. RoSS COYLE, Kent Reporter They are close

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“The Praying Mantis” Travis Doerge, owner and instructor at has made more than 25 Kent’s All Fitness, rekickboxing fights and 16 cently earned his brown MMA bouts, capturing belt jiu-jitsu certificaworld rankings and several tion, a step away from belts along the way in a the coveted black belt. 20-year career, He has won Doerge, a state, Pacific Northwest and 185-pound mixed North American kickboxing Doerge martial (MMA) artist titles, along with Pacific and kickboxing champion, conNorthwest Muay Thai and regional tinues to train and compete in the no-gi jiu-jitsu crowns. ring at age 40.

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With a little help from his friends, Jimmy Shane combined the inside lane advantage, great boat speed and a solid job of driving to capture the Albert Lee Appliance Cup on Lake Washington last Sunday. Shane, driving the U-5 Graham Trucking hydro, held off three-time defending Seafair champion Steve David and the Kent-affiliated U-1 Oh Boy! Oberto to take the checkered flag. For Shane, 27, the fourth win in his young career was especially sweet, coming in the hometown of his sponsor, Rob Graham of Graham Trucking. “It’s incredible,” Shane said. “Ted Porter has owned boats

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Sow seeds for another harvest

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toes wet when you water? Anything you can do to keep rain or sprinkler water off the tomatoes skin will help to keep the fruit crack free. Tomatoes are also picky about how often they get water. A consistent supply of water keeps the fruit from cat-facing or developing multiple cracks on the blossom end of the fruit. A mulch of wood chips two inches thick will help keep the moisture in the soil at consistent levels. Q. Should I cut the tops off my tomato plants so that the green fruit will ripen sooner? My neighbors have red tomatoes but mine are still all green! Sign me Green with Envy A. Beheading your tomato vines is not necessary to speed ripening. The variety of tomato and the night temperatures get most of the credit for early ripening. Small fruited tomatoes like Sweet 100 and yellow skinned or pear shaped tomatoes ripen

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CALENDAR Events Kent Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 28, Town Square Plaza Park, corner of Second and Smith. Kent Lions community service project. Vendors offering a variety of fresh locally grown farm-based foods, hand-crafted items, live entertainment and more. Free admission. Information: 253-486-9316, Inaugural EmD3-ON-3: Aug. 10-11, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. At least 30 side-by-side halfcourts to be placed in the parking lot north of the grandstand, Open to teams and players of all ages and abilities. Information: www. or emd3on3. Neely-Soames Historic Homestead Open house: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 17, 5311 S. 237th Place, along the Green River Trail, north of the Russell Road Athletic Complex. Representatives from the King County Master Gardeners, whose members and friends maintain the heritage gardens and grounds, and Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services will be on hand for guided tours. The Neely-Soames Homestead was listed on the State Register of Historic Homes in 1977. It underwent significant renovations in 1999 and 2000, supported by the Washington State Historical Society, King County and the city of Kent. For more information about the open house or to receive a self-guided walking tour of the gardens, call 253-856-5110. Seventh annual First Avenue South Block Party: Noon-8 p.m. Aug. 24, Gowe and Titus streets, Kent. Merchants kick off the fall season and celebrate with the community. Event features live music, food, a beer and wine garden, art and kid’s zone with bouncy house. Coincides with Kent Downtown Partnership Annual Classic Car show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the next block (Railroad Avenue) and the Kent Lions

Northwest’s Premier Custom Car Show: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 11, ShoWare Center, 625 W. Jame St. Take a close-up look at hot rods, low-riders, trucks, imports, motorcycles, muscle cars and more vehicles. Awards will be given following the show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital. Food, a raffle and kids activities. Free to attend. Vehicle registration is $25 in advance, $35 the day of the show. For registration, contact showtimecarclub@ or call 206-240-1856.




Volunteers The Royal Revamp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 23, Kent-Meridian High School, 10020 SE 256th St., Kent. Volunteers needed to work with students, parents, alumni and staff to weed, clip and bark the campus. Carpinito Brothers donating bark. Join the effort any time with shovel, rake, wheelbarrow and tools. Community barbecue at 3 p.m. Information: Debbie Theisen, K-M campus manager, 253-373-7416 or Debbie.

Strides 4 Students Fun Run/Fill the Bus: 8:30 a.m. Aug. 24, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent. Communities In Schools of Kent and South Sudan Community Restoration Program, a mission of Kent Lutheran Church, present the event. Proceeds will be used to build and furnish a primary school in Malual, South Sudan. Registration at 7:30 a.m. with race times starting at 8:30 a.m. for runners, 9 a.m. for walkers. The Fill the Bus activity will benefit the Kent School District. Runners, walkers and spectators are invited to “fill the bus” from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with much-needed school supplies. Entry fee is $25 for adults with discounts for youths, teams, families and those who register by Aug. 1. Online registration is available at (strides4students-5k-2013).

Reunions Kent-Meridian Class of 1973: 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Emerald Queen Casino Showroom, 2024 E. 29th St., Tacoma,. Celebration includes dinner buffet with cash bar. Grads and family are invited to kick off the day with a 10 a.m. tour of the high school as it is today. For more info, call 253-315-5277 or go to www.


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Saltair Hills (in Kent) Annual Yard Sale: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 17, Kent West Hill, intersection of South 250th Street and 25th Avenue South. Neighbors are pitching in for big sale. Offering free plant starts. Free admission, just pay for your purchases. For more information, contact Coleen Crystel at 206-824-5588 or

Soroptimist International yard sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 23-24, 30308 148th Ave. SE, Kent. Raising funds to help finance projects that support the community. Signage will be posted at numerous locations.



Kent Black Action Commission free workshops: 10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 10, 17, 24, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. Parents and children are welcome to participate in free workshops on leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution and effective listening in August. Workshops are part of the KBAC Education, Leadership and Advocacy Project. For more details and for any questions, please contact, Richard Johnson, lead facilitator for the project, at 253-631-7944 or email at


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Club Saturday Market (2nd Avenue) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Raffle items from merchants and vendors. A portion of the proceeds goes to Project Uth, a nonprofit organization. For additional information including a schedule of events, contact Jaime Herrera at 253-277-1094.


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splitting and cracking? They seem to be finally turning red but then are ruined before I can bring them indoors. J., email

sooner than large beefsteak varieties that require more hot nights to sweeten up and turn red. If your tomatoes are still green when a frost threatens in the fall you can harvest them early and store the green fruit indoors in a cool dry spot until the tomatoes turn red and ripen. Q. Every summer my lettuce grows tall and starts to flower. Then the leaves taste bitter. Is there a way to stop this from happening? R.Email A. Lettuce hates warm weather so “lettuce” be practical. Growing lettuce and other leafy greens like kale and spinach in a shaded spot or even draping the plants with a shade cloth will keep the foliage tender for a few extra weeks in the summer but once August arrives your salad days are over. At the end of this month you can plant a fresh crop of salad greens from seed and harvest a fall crop of quick growing leaf lettuce and spinach. Meanwhile, enjoy a salad of tomatoes and cucumbers from your summer garden.


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You can plant a second harvest this week by seeding a winter crop of kale, herbs, cabbage and carrots. The trick to harvesting vegetables all year long is to cover the soil with a shade cloth in the summer to keep it cool right after you plant your summer seed. For a winter harvest cover your crops with a hoop house or clear plastic tunnel in late fall to protect your salad greens from the cold. These row covers are called “season extenders” and in the mild winter climate of Western Washington you can enjoy fresh grown vegetables almost year long. A good source of harvest and planting supplies can be found online at or ask for a catalog by calling 1-800427-3363


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