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ELECTION 2013

Primary results Mirror staff reports

King County Elections has reported the initial results of the Aug. 6, 2013, primary election. Below are results from Federal Way races as of Tuesday night. Votes are still being counted. Results will be certified Aug. 20. To learn more, visit kingcounty.gov/ elections. To read statements from the candidates and see photos from election night, visit federalwaymirror.com. City council position 2 • Kelly Maloney: 51.56 % • Mark Koppang: 31.99 % • Anthony Murrietta: 16.11 % Notes: Maloney was appointed to the city council in January 2013 to fill a vacant position. She is running to retain her seat. City council position 6 • Martin Moore: 46.37 % • Diana Noble-Gulliford: 40.27 % • Ryan Miller: 13.02 % Notes: Noble-Gulliford was appointed to the city council in January 2013 to fill a vacant position. She is running to retain her seat. School board position 4 • Carol Gregory: 45.19 % • Medgar Wells: 36.85 % • K. Lance Barton: 17.53 % Notes: This school board position is being vacated by Angela Griffin, who declined to run. NEWSPAPER RACKS: To see a list of rack locations for the print edition of The Mirror, visit federalwaymirror.com/about_us.

FW cop resigns over sex scandal By ANDY HOBBS editor@federalwaymirror.com

A Federal Way police officer has resigned over allegations of sexual misconduct, which included sending lewd photos and text messages to a crime victim. Officer Ashley Crispin submitted his resignation June 24, just one day after being placed on paid administrative leave. The resignation in lieu of termination became official

July 8. On Tuesday, The Mirror obtained results of an internal investigation by the Federal Way Police Department into the sexual misconduct charges. The department also released results of a separate investigation over a violent arrest in which Crispin punched a woman. The latter report concluded that Crispin’s use of force was justified. In April, the department received a tip about Crispin from a Lyn-

nwood police recruit. A woman who worked as a housekeeper for a hotel in Seatac had confided in the recruit that a Federal Way police officer was making unwanted sexual advances toward her. The woman said the officer was also sending sexual photos and videos. The 33-year-old woman first met Crispin on April 10, when the officer arrested a trespasser who broke into her mother’s Federal Way house.

After the encounter, Crispin began calling the woman, at first to let her know he was checking on the property. The woman, who asked that her name be withheld, told The Mirror that Crispin began talking about how he and his wife were having problems, then at one point, asked if they could get together for sex on his days off. According to phone records obtained by The Mirror, Crispin [ more OFFICER, page 2 ]

School officials go globetrotting By GREG ALLMAIN gallmain@federalwaymirror.com

FUSION hosts jazzy fundraiser

FUSION (Friends United to Shelter the Indigent, Oppressed and Needy) held its annual summer arts festival “Razz Ma Tazz and All That Jazz” on Aug. 7 at Dumas Bay Centre. The annual outdoor event features more than 30 local artists, entertainment, silent and live auctions, and food from local caterers. The event raises about $100,000 or more to go toward FUSION’s transitional homes for homeless families in the area. See more photos at federalwaymirror.com. Photos courtesy of Bruce Honda Pictured at top: FUSION arts event co-chairs Kelsey Kovach, Ali Ducich and Audrey Berglund. Courtesy photo

Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) provided data on a number of recent global trips taken by various FWPS officials, most notably an extensive trip to China that ran from April 10 through May 1. According to the district, the trip led to a visit from a Chinese education delegation, which toured two Federal Way schools on Aug. 1. The China trip was coordinated through the University of Oregon, said Sally McLean, FWPS Assistant Superintendent of Business Services. The University of Oregon was responsible for establishing the visitation sites, reserving hotels, booking interpreters and most ground transportation, she said. McLean noted the district paid the university $24,000 for that work, which included “the expenses of an UO staff member and an interpreter,” and

that the total cost for the trip was $33,350.72. Along with this, the district’s two attendees, Superintendent Rob Neu and Federal Way School Board President Tony Moore, were given a Meals and Incidental Expenses per diem (daily allowance) “based on the rates published by the U.S. Department of State.” According to the Department of State’s website, the per diem rate for a trip to China averages between $150 to $300, depending on the location. Neu also took a trip to Indonesia earlier this summer, from June 20 to July 3. According to McLean, the total cost of this trip was $4,082.97. Neu noted in an earlier interview that he had paid about $1,400 for hotel costs during that trip, and McLean confirmed that the superintendent did cover his lodging costs for the Indonesia trip. Neu also took a short trip to South Korea from July 6 to July 12. As he noted [ more TRIPS, page 8 ]


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limits after the vehicle, a stolen Dodge Neon, exited I-5 at S. 320th Street. Federal Way officers were notified of the pursuit at 7:47 p.m. Aug. 6 and deployed spike strips near the entrance of Camelot Square mobile home

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Federal Way police joined a manhunt Tuesday night for a suspect accused of stealing a vehicle,

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track ensued with the assistance of a King County Sheriff ’s Office helicopter. The driver was not located. Police identified the driver as Michael Dietrick, 23, who had a felony warrant. Lakewood police are investigating the case.

son said: “The sustained misconduct of Mr. Crispin does not represent the professionalism, character and integrity of the men and women of the Federal Way Police Department. ... We are responsible and accountable to our citizens, our police department, and the law enforcement profession.” Wilson also recommended that Crispin be decertified as a commissioned police officer in Washington state.

called the woman 15 times between April 16 and April 21 from his personal cellphone. Crispin declined to comment for this story. When confronted by his supervisor in April, Crispin denied the allegations. Crispin contacted the woman and encouraged her to delete all the pictures and to not cooperate with the investigation, according Investigation: Use of force to documents. The woman did not cooperCrispin’s use of force during a violent ate, and the case was closed in May. arrest on May 27 in Federal Way attracted The investigation was reopened in June widespread media attention. when Crispin said he received a harassing The Port of Seattle investigated phone call from the woman. This the case and concluded that “the time, the woman cooperated with use of force in this incident was the investigation. reasonable and, in fact, one of the Police recovered deleted images least intrusive of the multiple force from the woman’s cellphone. One options available to the officers.” photo of a man lying on a bed — Crispin had punched Kirkland and wearing only underpants — resident Megan Graham in the face was identified as one of the photos Ashley Crispin after she resisted arrest in a Federal sent by Crispin. The woman said Way apartment complex parkshe received text messages from ing lot. An audio recording of the Crispin that included photos of a man’s incident was captured after Graham dialed penis and a video of a man masturbating. 911 during the arrest. Crispin had arrived One photo showed Crispin in his police for backup after another officer attempted uniform, sitting in his police car, according to arrest Graham, who was initially pulled to documents. over for talking on her cellphone while The woman, who showed the photos driving. According to the Federal Way to her friends, told police she and Crispin police report, Graham was resisting arrest never got together. She also admitted to and ignoring police commands before she reciprocating at one point by texting him a assumed a fighting stance. “Crispin then renude photo of herself. sponded with closed fist strikes to Graham’s According to documents, Crispin face, which brought her to the ground declined to participate in any interviews where she was handcuffed,” the report said. for the investigation. “That requires us to Post-arrest photos show Graham with a accept as true the assertions made by (the swollen eye and a bruise that takes up the victim) and other witnesses,” according to left side of her face. She has pleaded not a report by Cmdr. Kyle Sumpter, who was guilty to felony assault of an officer, and she Crispin’s supervisor. is currently fighting her case in court. The department’s investigation, along The Port of Seattle report noted: “As a with personnel files, also reveal that: result of Officer Crispin using closed fist • Two other victims were identified strikes on Ms. Graham, the officers were as receiving inappropriate contact from Crispin. One woman was a local apartment able to end the encounter before anyone was more seriously injured and without complex manager, with whom Crispin was having to escalate to a higher level of force.” reportedly flirtatious and trying to coax Federal Way Police Department concludinto going on a ride-along. During the misconduct investigation, another victim came ed that “other tactics may have been more forward. In this case, the police department effective and/or less intrusive to affect the arrest,” and that “future defensive tactics has launched a criminal investigation of official misconduct with sexual motivation, training … will emphasize lessons learned from this incident.” The department’s “use according to documents. The victim is a of force policy” will remain as written. woman whom Crispin arrested. • Crispin was suspended for 40 hours Career in Federal Way without pay in 2009 for pursuing sex with a Crispin began working as a Federal Way Federal Way Police Explorer. The Explorers police officer in January 2006. Personnel is a program for young adults interested in files suggest Crispin, who has a bachelor’s law enforcement careers. Intimate relationdegree in law and justice, had a promising ships between officers and Explorers are career in Federal Way. not allowed. According to personnel files, In May, Crispin was honored after Crispin tried to arrange — via text messagresponding to a robbery call in which the es — a “three-way” sexual rendezvous with female victim received a severe laceration. the Explorer and a “buddy.” Crispin and Crispin’s application of a tourniquet saved the married Explorer went on ride-alongs her life, according to police. together and engaged in frank discussions In 2011, he received a SPIRIT Award about their personal lives. (Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, • Crispin received a 40-hour suspension Innovation and Teamwork) from Mayor in 2011 for being the at-fault driver in a Skip Priest. The nomination stated that he collision in Dec. 2010. was the “go-to guy when a search war• Crispin received a 20-hour suspension rant needs to be written,” and that he was in 2007 for his involvement in a collision “one of the hardest working officers in our while pursuing a fight call. According to department.” A 2009 performance review documents, Crispin failed to use his siren said Crispin was “a dedicated member of and make sure the intersection was clear the team” and “the most proactive officer” before proceeding. on his shift. In a written statement, Chief Brian Wil-


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Police Blotter Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: • Woman catches would-be burglar in the act: At 4:21 p.m. Aug. 4 in the 32000 block of 1st Lane SW, a woman caught a man attempting to make entry into her home. According to the report, the man had half his body through an open window when the woman discovered him. The woman told the man she was going to “call the police,” at which point the man fled. • Traffic stop leads to arrest: At 1:19 a.m. Aug. 4 in the 27000 block of Pacific Highway South, a man was stopped for a traffic violation. A records check of the man found an active $2,100 warrant for the man. The report notes the man was arrested and booked into the SCORE jail facility. • Family fight: At 2:40 a.m. Aug. 4 in the 28000 block of 22nd Avenue South, a man got into a fight with his wife’s uncle. According to the report, the man suffered multiple injuries because of the fight. The report also notes that the man’s brother-in-law was arrested for obstruction when he refused police entry into the residence. The police were attempting to check on the welfare of a 2-year-old child who witnessed the fight. • Break-in at church: At 4:18 a.m. Aug. 4 in the 37000 block of 8th Avenue South, police responded to a tripped alarm at a church.

• Flag stolen: At 7:48 p.m. Aug. 4 in the 34000 block of 30th Avenue SW, a woman reported that unknown suspects stole her American flag from its place on the exterior of her home. • Woman arrested for warrants after traffic stop: At 12:39 a.m. Aug. 3 in the 2200 block of South 291st Street, a woman was stopped for “failure to use a turn signal, speeding, and defective tail lights.” A records check of the woman’s name revealed two active warrants for her arrest. The woman was arrested without incident and booked into the SCORE jail facility. • Twin brothers fight: At 5:45 a.m. Aug. 3 in the 34000 block of 28th Place SW, a man was arrested for assaulting his twin brother at a party.

According to the report, police were unable to contact anyone associated with the church, and it was unclear whether anything had been taken from the church. • Garage burglars: At 11:19 a.m. Aug. 2 in the 34000 block of 10th Avenue SW, a homeowner reported that unknown suspects had walked into his open garage and stolen approximately $1,000 in property. • Subway store robbed: At 2:55 p.m. Aug. 4 in the 1600 block of SW Dash Point Road, a Subway store was robbed of $240. • Dog attacks another dog: At 5:12 p.m. Aug. 4 in the 4200 block of SW 317th Street, police responded to an incident involving two dogs. The report notes that the dogs were separated shortly after police arrival, and that one of the dogs suffered injuries.

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City waits for a ‘strong mayor’ Three years ago, the citizens of Federal Way voted to replace the council-manager form of government — where a professionally trained city manager is the chief administrative officer — with a mayor-council form of government, where the mayor is separately elected and replaces the city manager as the top city executive. Two years ago, State Rep. Skip Priest was elected the city’s first full-time mayor. Since then, some citizens have asked, “what changed?” Now they know the answer. Very little. The city’s veteran elected officials continue to be reluctant to fully implement the new strong mayor system, and it may have actually gotten worse as the city manager system has become even more entrenched but with a new title (mayor), and we vote for the position. The veteran council members apparently don’t want to change, as it would reduce their power. We do have four new council members, but when they were elected, they assumed all the changes were done and apparently didn’t ask any questions. Given their brief tenure, they may not even know what questions to ask. And the new mayor, who had also served as a ceremonial mayor in the old system several years ago, stayed with his comfort level and has been unwilling to challenge the council or even make some changes under his control. During the change in government systems, the council adopted the basic structure that was legally required. But they also tried to tie

the mayor’s hands by providing contracts to the department heads so that the mayor couldn’t fire them. The move, of questionable legality, was aimed at Jim Ferrell at the time. But when Mayor Priest chose not to oppose the contracts, he unwittingly assisted the council in undermining his own authority. The contracts have expired, but it set an unwilling political tone. The council members also caused some mischief by inserting themselves into the administration of the city, which is the mayor’s turf. They gave themselves confirmation authority over a non-policy position that helps the council with some administrative matters, while also participating in the position’s hiring and evaluation. Confirmation is intended for policy-level positions such as department directors. Only the mayor is supposed to be hiring, firing and evaluating. The council’s mischief is found in using their legislative authority to get around state law, which places the mayor in charge of all city employees. Even though the mayor has been unwilling to challenge them, the council should change this on its own. The mayor is responsible for all the employees in the administration and supervises the department heads, whom he can hire and fire, along with others not covered by a collective bargaining agreement — same as the city manager. [ more ROEGNER, page 5 ]

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Q: Mr. Federal Way, do you bother voting in the primary election, or do you just wait for the real thing in November? A: Whenever there is an opportunity to cast a ballot, Mr. Federal Way will make the effort to do so. Although it probably doesn’t seem like that big of a deal, Tuesday’s primary election finalized the two participants who will battle each other in November’s general election. It’s also our right as Americans to vote in a democratic election. We need to take full advantage of that. It’s also our right as Americans to complain about things you don’t agree with. But Mr. Federal Way’s opinion is that you can’t complain about the happenings in our local, state or federal government if you don’t vote. It’s also Mr. Federal Way’s opinion that no one should ever wear those “I voted” stickers that you get at your local booth. Stuff like that reminds Mr. Federal Way of Chris Rock’s old comedy bit about a guy defending himself by saying, “I take care of my kids.” That’s exactly what you are supposed to do, buddy. Just like you are supposed to vote. Q: Is there a rule about how long a so-called garage sale can last? A “garage sale” by my house has lasted all summer long. A: That’s kind of tough to take. Nobody wants to live next to a perma-garage sale. As far as Mr. Federal Way can figure out, Federal Way doesn’t have a rule about the length of a garage sale. It seems like the perma-garage sale in your neighborhood is skirting the need to purchase a business license. The City of Dallas passed an ordinance recently that puts a cap on how many garage sales a resident can hold (two per year) and how long the sales can last (no more than three consecutive days). Residents are also required to obtain a permit and pay a $15 fee. Mr. Federal Way finds it hard to believe that people actually spend time during the weekend driving around from garage sale to garage sale. Seems like a giant waste of time to Mr. Federal Way. You are essentially buying somebody else’s junk that has been sitting in their attic for the past few years. If Mr. Federal Way needs something, Mr. Federal Way goes to the store and buys it. But, to each their own. Q: What happened to the world sand sculpting competition that’s been in Federal Way for the past few summers? I don’t see anything about its return this year. A: You haven’t seen anything because it’s not coming back to town. According to the Northwest Sand Festival website, there “will not be a 2013 Northwest Sand Festival.” The World Championship of Sand Sculpting came to Federal Way in 2010 after spending nearly 20 years in Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. The 2010 competition, held at a vacant parking lot at 31510 20th Ave. S., attracted 19,848 paying guests. Despite garnering regional and nationwide media attention over the course of a month, the event finished nearly $50,000 in debt. In 2011, nearly 11,000 people attended the event in the former Toys ‘R’ Us parking lot. Last year, the competition was moved to The Commons parking lot, and attendance sagged behind the 2011 numbers. No offense to Mr. Federal Way’s hometown, but a parking lot in a South King County city and sand sculpting don’t seem like a good pairing. Mr. Federal Way thinks that a place near the water would be a better location. Maybe on the Washington or Oregon coast, like Seaside or Ocean Shores. Possibly some place like Gas Works Park in Seattle?

Bob Roegner

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Can we do better on road construction? When I moved to Federal Way about 13 years ago, I was much impressed as to how well they take care of their roads and sidewalks — unlike Seattle, Tacoma and some of the surrounding communities that only repair their chuckholes after they lose a couple of cars in them. I know all of this kind of work takes a lot of planning

to keep everything moving as smoothly as possible. I would think that for this, a city needs a city planner along with some help to do this. It seems as though the city planner and his help went on vacation for the summer in Federal Way. There are two exits off of the I-5 freeway into Federal Way that travel east to west. For some reason, someone thought it was a good idea to work on both of those eastwest routes at the same time. Resurfacing is ongoing on 320th Street, and two different

projects are taking place on 348th/336th, all at the same time. I guess we should be happy they are not working on 356th Street also. I realize roads must be taken care of so they can last and give us a comfortable ride, but none of that matters if we are just sitting there stuck in traffic, watching the work go on. Can we do better next time? I sure hope so.

Ronald Vandenberg, Federal Way

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a community we deserve better. The real defining element in this year’s election is the The one thing all of the Performing Arts and Conpeople of Federal Way want ference Center (PACC). is to fix the things they see If Federal Way is going wrong with their city. to start growing into the Take a simple problem mantle of being the city of that almost anyone that choice in the South Puget drives to work before 9 a.m. Sound, it needs to invest in is forced to deal with and is its cultural infrastructure. helpless to combat it. That My wife and I moved the stores of The Commons here knowing that Fedare closed before 10 a.m., eral Way had many good but anyone on 320th qualities, but realized Street at 5 a.m. sits quickly that it lacked and waits for the Federal Way certain cultural lights to change all resources. A perthe way down to Informance facility is terstate 5. The lights something that is an automatically change, asset and focal point even though no cars or few for any community. Sadly, cars are waiting at the side I have heard my share of streets feeding 320th. negative comments regardMeanwhile, traffic backs ing the PACC. I believe the up solid all the way back comments are shortsighted. to the Sound. With such In Texas, I worked for a advanced technology that city that built an arts facility allows cameras to take picthat included two theaters, tures of these same interseveral art galleries and an sections, you would think outdoor sculpture garden. one of our hard-working The facility quickly became elected officials or public a valued resource that workers would have noenhanced the quality of life ticed the same problem. So for the greater community. next time you drive to InThe PACC will do the same terstate 5 and are sitting at for Federal Way. a light on 320th seeing no Fortunately, the PACC cross traffic, just remember has lots of supporters, and to ask your elected officials pledges are being made for to fix this and let the traffic specific rooms, the plaza before 9 a.m. freely flow to and seats. Things are lookthe interstate. ing good, but more support is needed. However, if David Alsabery, all the efforts under way Federal Way do not come to fruition, Federal Way as a city will have significant challenges to overcome when courting future development. Regardless of the priThe few politicians who mary’s outcome and who see the city’s needs through will be our choices for the the law and order lens are general election, there is displaying a lack of imagione issue in particular that nation and understanding will define how candidates of how to use community position Federal Way for a and governmental resourcmore positive future. es as attractors for ecoNo, it is not law and ornomic development. The der. Politicians using a “law economics of not investing and order first” agenda are in Federal Way’s cultural ginning up fear to appeal infrastructure in the short to the lowest common eleterm maintains the curments in each of us. That rent path of becoming an is not leadership and as

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economically stressed community. The PACC can be a catalyst for positive change. What citizens need to understand is that if the PACC is not built, it sends a negative message to anybody considering Federal Way as their future home. With the PACC, Federal Way becomes a better community. Without it, it will be harder for Federal Way to attract quality investors. Our history as a city is out there to be seen by all who are looking for an opportunity. A few keystrokes on a computer and all cities become an open book. Regardless of Federal Way’s history, we have a story to write. That responsibility is in the hands of our elected officials. If Federal Way is going to be a successful city, their rhetoric matters, but their actions write the story. To move this city forward requires leadership, and as citizens we need to encourage more investment in quality of life attractors such as the PACC, aesthetics, education, transportation and building a community where people and businesses thrive. I believe Federal Way is worth the risk and so should you.

Keith Livingston, Federal Way

I will not forget Officer Maher I would like to thank Renee Maher for writing a letter to the editor (Aug. 2) reminding the community of the ultimate sacrifice her late husband, Officer Patrick Maher, made while serving the community as a Federal Way police officer 10 years ago. I was one of the thousands who paid tribute to Officer Maher at that time, and I still think of the Maher family often. I know I am one of many grateful citizens in Federal Way who have not, and will not, forget.

Jan Owen, Twin Lakes

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be discriminated against or harassed during the Olympic games. “If we have a situation where gay athletes from any country show up to From the Bellevue Reporter: In an inRussia to compete in a competition and face terview with KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz, Rep. arrest, that’s completely unacceptable,” said Adam Smith (D-District 9) joined a growing Smith. Boycotts of Russian liquor and food number of individuals, businesses and comalso have cropped up. Under the sweeping munities offering support for the boycott of new law, “propaganda of nontraditional the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia if sexual relations” is forbidden, including holdAdam Smith President Vladimir Putin does not renounce ing hands, carrying symbols like a rainbow a broad new anti-gay propaganda law. “It’s flag and speaking about homosexuality an ugly, ugly situation in Russia right now and we around minors. Citizens of countries that do permit should put as much pressure on them as possible gay marriage will be forbidden from adopting Rusto change some of those policies,” said Congresssian children. Media coverage from the country has man Smith, a Democrat, in the broadcast interview. reported arrests during gay pride rallies and the vioHe said that the competing countries and athletes lent treatment of activists. Smith represents the 9th needed to be reassured that gay athletes would not Congressional District, which includes Federal Way.

[ ROEGNER from page 4] However, Mayor Priest has not made many changes, and only one department head has left. So the department heads are the same. Although Priest does supervise the department heads, he has not chosen to give them written goals or do written evaluations on them. He does meet with them regularly to discuss department topics. Most city managers have written goals and perform written evaluations on their staff. The new approach is different, but not necessarily better. In today’s world of accountability, highly paid department directors should have written goals and evaluations. Many who supported the conversion did so because a strong mayor is the leader of the city and is a policy partner with the council. As mayor, Priest can support or oppose any public policy issue he wants, but he has appeared reluctant to use the opportunities available to him or identify a signature program of his own, and appears more comfortable fitting into the manager role he remembers from his days on the city council. It was only recently that he picked up the leadership of the Performing Arts and Conference Center (PACC). Priest remains cautious about endorsements of public ballot issues — he supported the school district, but remained silent on the fire district and other regional and state public ballot issues. After the Pinewood Apartment murders in April, no one spoke out about domestic violence, easy access to weapons or mental heath. Neither the mayor nor council made any effort to change the city legislative agenda to show leadership on these topics in the aftermath of the worst shooting in the city’s history. In a strong mayor system, it would be expected that the mayor would use the “bully pulpit” that his office provides to propose legislative remedies to the many questions that surfaced in the aftermath. Also, if the council were more familiar

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with its own new role, the members would have tried to get out in front of the mayor with their own ideas. But no one did anything. City staff says no administrative changes were made because of the shootings, and nothing was added to the city legislative agenda. The mayor acknowledges his approach is a carryover from the city manager style he remembers, where the mayor and council agreed on policy positions. That approach reduces the chances of disagreement, but also decreases the leadership component typically identified with a strong mayor. Politically speaking, it also takes the mayor off the hook. Priest speaks in very strong terms about getting along with the council, and seems to work at it. He still lets council members sign proclamations, which is a mayoral prerogative not traditionally shared. But the mayor and council haven’t been charged with getting along with each other. They have been charged with implementing a new form of government for the community’s future. It is something they are not only reluctant to do, but seem to go out of their way to keep the old system in place with only a new name. Both candidates for mayor in this year’s election have been culpable in not fully implementing the public direction. One insider said “the public doesn’t care about this inside government stuff as long as they get services It doesn’t matter.” However, it does matter. It’s the mayor and council’s job to care. That’s what the public elected them to do. Then the public directed them to implement a new form of government, not just the parts they liked, and not to find ways around the parts they didn’t like. In some cities, it takes several years, or even several mayors, before the change is fully incorporated. So we may just have to wait until they figure it out or someone starts showing some leadership.

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Desna Cup runs 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 (music concert) and noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 at Saghalie Middle School, 33914 19th Ave. SW. Last year’s event attracted more than 3,000 people. Russian immigrants Leonid Lisitsyn and Veronika Lisitsyna came to Federal Way 13 years ago. With the city’s ethnic diversity in

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mind, they started Desna Cup as a way to bring cultures together. The event is named after the Desna River, which runs through their native country. Soccer teams from Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Canada will compete. Spectators can check out volleyball, tug-of-war and arm-wrestling competi-

tions. A new exhibit titled “It’s a Wonderful World” will showcase the food, culture, history and traditions of countries that were once home to immigrants who now reside in the Puget Sound region. Admission is free. Food is available for purchase (cash only). Learn more at www.desnasoccer.org.

Pet goat debate: Council hears pros and cons of girl’s case By GREG ALLMAIN gallmain@federalwaymirror.com

Community members had the chance to weigh in on the pet goat debate at the Federal Way City Council’s Aug. 6 meeting. Ava Anissipour, 12, is attempting to get the city to reconsider the ordinance regarding pet goats in an effort to keep a second pygmy goat — named Juju — that she recently brought into her home. While Anissipour made a strong presentation to the council, Mayor Skip Priest indicated that the law still had to be followed, and that she would have to give up Juju for the time being. The mayor indicated that a deal had been worked out for Juju to go back to the breeder where the goat was purchased, while the city continues to work on the issue. Anissipour’s neighbor, Nancy McClure, stepped up to bat for the young girl, saying her experiences with Anissipour’s goats has been nothing but positive. Fellow Federal Way resident Kris O’Neal made the case that goats don’t really have a place in the urban/ suburban setting of Federal Way. “I want you to know, her goats have been very good neighbors,” McClure said. “They’re out on leashes when they go on walks. My dogs have come into contact with them, appropriately, more so than I can say for other animals in the neighborhood.” McClure continued, saying the

goats have been model neighbors under Anissipour’s ownership. “There has been no issue that I, or the neighbors that I have spoken with, concerning smell or noise,” she said. “My dogs are herding dogs, so I’m sure that, if there was an issue, my dogs would be all over it. My dogs are able to greet the goats and get along quite well.” McClure added that as someone who has shown dogs for 30-plus years, she fully understands Anissipour’s need for animal companionship. Along with this, like any pet issue, McClure said it’s more about the owners than the animals, and indicated that Anissipour and her family have been exemplary owners. “I appreciate the fact you’re looking at this,” she concluded, referencing the fact that the city is examining the current ordinance and what modifications could possibly be made to the ordinance. O’Neal, who described herself as a “resident, business owner and a community property manager,” said that in her extensive time as a property manager in Federal Way, she’s typically found the consensus to be against people keeping animals such as goats as household pets. “During my 15 years as a property manager, I’ve dealt with a number of livestock issues,” she said. “And in every instance, the community has solidly opposed livestock in neighborhoods. Goats are not a pet for subur-

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On Aug. 1, Thomas Jefferson High School International Baccalaureate Teacher Carol Lee and members of the Chinese delegation explain to students taking a summertime French class that Chinese students typically begin studying English in the primary grades. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEB STENBERG also believe there is an opportunity for the district to generate revenue by sponsoring visiting students and teachers from other countries.” Moore indicated that these trips are important enough for him that he’s willing to forgo making money here at home. “I’m self-employed, so if I go, I don’t make money,” he said.

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federal way schools offering sponsorship signs around city Federal Way Public Schools will continue a program of business sponsorship designed to raise revenue for high school athletic and activity programs. Approved institutional advertising is available at Federal Way Memorial Field and/or high school gymnasiums and fields. Signage fees may be dedicated to a specific school or distributed evenly to all high schools. All business or organizational advertising will be in the form of a vinyl banner authorized by FWPS. Outside banners will be 4-feet by 6-feet and interior 3x5. After an initial fee of $500 there will be a yearly renewal fee of $200. All signs will be made by FWPS available on the district website or at Memorial Field. For more information, contact the FWSD Athletic Liaison, Greg Flynn, at gflynn@fwps.org or (253) 945-5575.

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Marine Hills makes it three in a row TJ’s Nilsen finishes in seventh at Seafair By Casey Olson sports@fedwaymirror.com

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The Marine Hills Swim Team extended its dominance of the Seattle Summer Swim League by winning its third-straight All-City championship Tuesday night at the Sand Point Country Club in Seattle. The Marine Hills combined boys and girls team tallied a grand total of 309 points to outdistance second-place Aqua Club, which tallied 301 points. Federal Way’s other summer swim team, Twin Lakes, finished in 10th place overall with 101 points. There were a grand total

of 16 teams at the All-City Championships. Marine Hills won 16 individual race titles Tuesday night in Seattle, but the competition was a lot closer than a season ago when Marine Hills dominated, winning 23 of 72 races contested and set seven AllCity records. The All-City championship came after Marine Hills rolled through the regular season unbeaten. It was the third year in a row that the Fish and Tree (the name of the team) have completed the impressive double. In 2011, Marine Hills was undefeated during the regular season for the first time in the program’s history and won its first-ever All-City championship. Individually, the Marlins got a pair of wins from Kenna Ramey and Courtney Hughes. Ramey, who won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle state titles in the fall for the Federal

Way Eagles, took home championships in the 50 free (23.74) and the 50 butterfly (25.56) in the girls 15-over category. Hughes won the girls 11-12 100 individual medley in a time of 1:04.48, and won the 50 backstroke (30.11). Marine Hills’ other individual race wins came from Casey Nguyen in the boys 13-14 50 back (26.85), Shianne Lindh in the girls 11-12 50 free (33.04), James McDonald in the boys 11-12 50 breaststroke (34.14), Emily Nguyen in the girls 9-10 100 individual medley (1:14.88), Kaycee Simpson in the girls 13-14 100 IM (1:02.50), Michah Oh in the boys 13-14 100 IM (57.82), Breanna Ross in the girls 11-12 50 butterfly (28.63), and Liam Casey in the boys 11-12 50 butterfly (30.72). Marine Hills also won four relay [ more swimming page 11 ]

Jamie Nilsen reached the pinnacle of boat racing in the United States last weekend when he drove an unlimited hydroplane in the final heat of the Albert Lee Cup at Seafair Sunday on Lake Washington. The 2003 Thomas Jefferson graduate and his U-48 Snoqualmie Casino boat ended up finishing in Jamie Nilsen seventh place in the sevenboat Albert Lee Cup championship heat. But the 28-year-old gained plenty of experience being in the cockpit of the turbine-powered hydroplane over the course of the weekend. Nilsen started racing boats as a 12-year-old with his father, Jim, a former teacher and coach at Todd Beamer High School. He has won a pair of national outboard motor championships and first drove an unlimited hydroplane three years ago, but it wasn’t enough to qualify as a certified racer. That didn’t happen until the last weekend in July at the Columbia Cup in the Tri-Cities. To qualify as an unlimited driver, Nilsen had to run 10 laps at more than 130 mph and drive two heats as the trailer boat. That’s where you have to start five seconds behind all the other boats [ more briefs page 12 ]

Sidelines: Possible Olympic boycott would devastate athletes

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regime actively arming Syria’s dictator, Basher al-Assad, in his war against Western-backed rebels, continued blocking of international measures aimed at stopping Iran’s nuclear program, and granting asylum to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. As of right now, a boycott doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards. The U.S. Olympic Committee reports that it “is not considering a boycott of the Games in Russia.” But President Obama and the White House haven’t ruled it out. “I’m not going to engage in speculation about that, and the Olympics are a long way off,” White House Spokesman Jay Carney said last month.

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There is a growing movement from plenty of powerful people that the United States should boycott the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia — which is too bad. It’s a shame when political power plays find their way into the Olympic Games. Athletic competitions, especially the sacred Olympics, are supposed to be a sanctuary and free of ideology. There are plenty of reasons for the U.S. Olympic Team to stay away from Russia — with the biggest being a new law signed by Russia President Vladimir Putin that makes the public discussion of gay rights or relationships punishable by arrest or fines. Other reasons include Putin’s

A boycott would be devastating for athletes like Federal Way native J.R. Celski. The short track speedskater has literally been training for years in hopes of peaking for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Celski’s career started as a 4-yearold inline skater at Federal Way’s Pattison’s West with his father, Bob, and two brothers, Chris and David. After numerous inline national championships, Celski switched over to the ice as a 12-year-old to follow in the skates of his idol, Apolo Ohno, who was also a former Pattison’s skater and Olympic gold medalist. Most recently, Celski won the 2012 overall title at the U.S. Senior Short Track Speedskating National Championships in December, and set the [ more sidelines page 13 ]


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