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Firefighters’ union endorsement heats up council race Union says Wallace reneged on public safety, candidate says criticism partisan attack BY BRANDON MACZ BELLEVUE REPORTER

Candidates for this year's Bellevue City Council election have tackled many issues in their campaigns and public forums.

Public safety has been one of the more contentious topics to arise, and has put incumbent Kevin Wallace on the defensive after losing his endorsement from the local firefighters union. Kevin Wallace Wallace had been endorsed by the Bellevue Firefighters Local IAFF 1604 in his first bid

for City Council in 2009, but union vice president Keith Allen said Wallace and other council members allowing budget cuts to the department last year caused the union to side with Wallace's PosiSteve Kasner tion 4 opponent, Steve Kasner. "Kevin has done the exact opposite of

everything that he Reporter told us he would endorsements work toward dofor Bellevue ing," said Allen. "In City Council fact, we are in far worse shape than we Page 6 were when Kevin took office." Bellevue Fire Chief Michael Eisner said SEE ENDORSEMENT, 5

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Different plants will bloom at different times of the year and change the character of the wall as the seasons progress. DANIEL NASH, Bellevue Reporter

Library’s new garage becomes a living wall Plants cascade down three sides of new facility BY DANIEL NASH BELLEVUE REPORTER

The Bellevue Library's three-level parking garage opened in June, and the August installation of "living walls" ensures it will be a greener sight for neighbors and passersby. Project: Fluidity, designed by Canadian firm Green Over Grey, is a two-story mural decorating three sides of the garage and con-

sists of more than 80 species of plants. Forming a semi-abstract wave, the vegetation grows straight out of the structure's north, west and east walls from a hydroponic irrigation system; the largest of the walls is on the garage's east side. Different plants will bloom at different times of the year and change the character of the wall as the seasons progress. "My goal was to propel the eye of the observer across the canvas and bring it on a return trip to the focal points," chief designer Mike Weinmaster wrote in Fluidity's design files. "Nature never PASSPORT PHOTOS •

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The Washington State Liquor Control Board has adopted regulations and controls for how a private recreational marijuana market will be implemented in the state under voter-approved Initiative 502. "There's only one change, and that will be done by emergency rule making," said board spokesman Mikhail Carpenter of a 1,000-foot distance rule separating stores from exclusion zones. "We had it on there as most common path of travel. We've changed it to 'straight line' to align with federal guidelines." A 30-day application period for licenses to grow, process and sell marijuana will start Nov. 18, just two days after the rules take effect. King County has been approved for 61 retail outlets out of the 334 to be allowed statewide; Bellevue qualifies for four stores. The liquor control board will host seven educational seminars across the state regarding I-502 and the newly-adopted rules. Two sessions will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. To register, go to

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The Ethnic Heritage Council and Crossroads Bellevue will celebrate the Eastside's cultural richness in the 23rd annual Cultural Crossroads Nov. 1-3. The festival features some of the area’s best ethnic entertainment on two stages, an international bazaar and exhibits. The event has been the single-most popular in the Crossroads annual calendar. The multicultural celebration will feature more than 30 cultural and ethnic music and dance performances. Performances include Bulgarian Voices of Seattle Women’s Choir, Enzian Schuhplattler, German Bavarian Schuhplattler & Folkdances; Haan Dei I Jin (Take My Hand), Dances of the Tlingit People (Native Alaskans); Juliana & PAVA, Ancient Russian Folk Songs; Melody Dance Group, Traditional, Ethnic, Folk & Modern Chinese Dance; Quichua Mashis, Music of the Andes; Radost Folk Ensemble, Dances & Songs of the Balkans; Show Brazil! featuring Eduardo Mendonça, Urvasi Dance Company, Odissi Classical Dance and more. On Friday night, Nov. 1, the Rouge & Noir Tango Orchestra will bring out the tango in everyone along with a free

dance lesson by Patty Leverett. Saturday evening, Bonaca will take people on a musical journey through Croatia and the Balkans. The weekend event will feature more activities for children this year, including an international and interactive LEGO display – a showcase with models representing many cultures and nationalities all made of LEGO. In addition, a “Folk Art for Kids” coloring activity will be offered. And, for the kid in everyone, "Dolls of the World" will feature a display of more than 130 dolls in ethnic dress from around the world. The Cultural Crossroads Marketplace will feature more than 20 booths representing Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and North America with imported and hand-crafted gifts from around the world. Admission to the festival is free. Dates and hours are: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov.1; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2; and 11 a.m. top 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Crossroads Bellevue is located at Northeast Eighth Street and 156th Avenue Northeast.

Boys, girls clubs get $10,000 grant The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue a $10,000 grant. The clubs will use the grant to provide materials for its Triple Play program, which provides at-risk youth with the skills to develop good health and fitness habits. “The Rite Aid Foundation has supported Boys & Girls Clubs for several years, and we are pleased to provide a grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue in support of its Triple Play program,” said Gayle Rife, manager of The Rite Aid Foundation. We believe that programs such as the Triple Play program, which instill healthy lifestyle habits in children today, are critical to creating healthier communities in the future, which is why

we’re happy to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue.” The Triple Play program is designed to increase the number of hours children are active in physical fitness, as well as their knowledge of healthy habits and good nutrition. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase participants’ ability to positively interact with their peers and develop positive relationships. Established in 1952, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue serves 10,000 children across its 11 clubhouses. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue, visit The Rite Aid Foundation, founded in July 2001, is a not-for-profit dedicated to helping children’s health and well-being.

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City providing public outlet for East Link concerns BY BRANDON MACZ BELLEVUE REPORTER

Residents in the Enatai Neighborhood fought against light rail near their homes. Now that East Link has the OK to replace the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride with a new station and parking garage, they're hoping city government can minimize the impact through its permitting and area planning processes. Oct. 10 was the launch date for the city of Bellevue's area planning sessions focusing first on the 1/2 mile radius around where the South Bellevue Station will be constructed. The city eventually will cover all six locations where Sound Transit's East link is slated for light rail stations. Bellevue Senior Planner Mike Kattermann told residents during the session the city wants to make sure the station ends up being a good fit for the single-family neighborhood, which will not face transitoriented development. "That's off the table," he said. "It's been very clear from the beginning." But addressing concerns about increased congestion on Bellevue Way and 108th Avenue Southeast, lighting on streets and public safety would fit into the city's wheelhouse and could be addressed within the 2023 timeline for East Link light rail. Where the city focuses its efforts will be partially dependent on what those in the areas of impact say they want addressed. Resident Martin Paquette said he supports mass transit and isn't too worried about an East Link station at the South Bellevue Park-and-Ride. With the Mercer Slough Nature Park and wetlands behind it, Paquette said he's certain the station won't attract other development. "That's basically a sacred cow," he said. "Nobody's going to touch it." Brooks Beaupain with the Enatai Neighborhood Association said he worries replacing the 550-capacity park-and-ride

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lot with a 1,500-stall parking garage may not be enough to handle the increased use, which could mean overflow parking moving onto residential streets. He said he'd like to see gravel areas in the neighborhood replaced with sidewalks to discourage that. Association member Wendy Jones said the garage itself will be an eyesore for some. "There are people who have a view of the slough that will now have a view of a five-story garage," she said, adding there's nothing that can be done about the stations coming in. "Now, we're just trying to make it the best it can be for this heavily-affected neighborhood." In the workgroup Kattermann facilitated Oct. 10, residents said they want safe paths to the new station, enhanced lighting, safety features that address blind corners and security around the transit hub and measures taken to prevent traffic from spilling into the neighborhood. One resident suggested a skywalk over Bellevue Way, which Kattermann said had been considered, but came with a large price tag. An ad-hoc group will later be formed to guide the planning process for infrastructure improvements around the South Bellevue Park and Ride Station, said Kate March, East Link community outreach and relations lead for the city. That will be followed by a public open house before entering the final planning stage. Each area in the city where workshop sessions are conducted also will go through this process, she said. Brandon Macz: 425-453-4602;



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Bellevue homecoming parade to fill Main Street tonight A small-town feeling will descend on Bellevue’s Main Street 6-6:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, when the 140-member Bellevue High School marching band leads the school’s annual Homecoming Parade. The parade will include musicians, cheerleaders, drill team, class royalty, football players and floats. It starts at 100th Avenue Northeast and continues east on Main Street for five blocks, then turns south on 105th Avenue Northeast and continues to the school. The parade precedes the school’s Homecoming football game at 7 p.m. vs. Mt. Si High School.

Ski swap to benefit school The Newport PTSA will hold its 28th annual ski swap on Nov. 8-9. Sale times are 5-9 p.m. Friday Nov. 8 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.The event raises money for student activities at the school. People can consign items 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 and 3-6 p.m. on Friday Nov. 8 Consigned items not sold can be picked up 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10 or donated. Consigned soft goods not picked up on Sunday will be donated to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. Hard goods not picked up will go to consignment shops with the profit going to the Newport PTSA. More information is available at The school is located at 4333 Factoria Blvd. S.E.

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but at the time of the budget cuts there had been no communications from the fire chief or union opposing them. "I don't believe we could have done it without raising tax rates," he said of sparing the budget, "but at the time the fire chief was not requesting it. … And the union at the time wasn't saying anything either." The councilor also points out the fire department's budget has grown by 51 percent from 2007-08 to 2013-14, and there is $1.2 billion in revenue for the biennium budget. "We have plenty of money to spend, but we just have to prioritize our budget as we've done for the past four years," Wallace said. "Revenues are continuing to increase in the city." Halbert said Wallace also contacted the union about two weeks ago regarding higher revenues than expected for the city, and calling for a meeting later this month to discuss restoring fire department staffing. Eisner said any request he makes to the City Council for a restoration or addition to staffing will be based on assessments of response times, measures of successful emergency calls and other auditing measures that may call for more resources. "We didn't say to ourselves, 'In 2014, we need two more people,' " said the fire chief. "We were going to let performance levels determine what staffing levels we need." A long-term facilities study also is being conducted to address rapid population growth and development and how the fire department can best prepare for responding to fire and medical emergencies in the future. "We have every confidence we can tackle fire and EMS today," Eisner said, "but what's coming around the corner?" Allen said there have been two such studies conducted in the past, which supported locating a fire station in downtown Bellevue. "I would be really floored if it came back and said anything different."

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Lee, Wallace, Slatter for Bellevue City Council


ix people are seeking three seats on the Bellevue City Council. All are intelligent, but that doesn’t mean they are equal in what they would bring to the task of guiding the city. Three stand out: Conrad Lee, Kevin Wallace and Vandana Slatter.

Conrad Lee for Position 2

This race is the easiest to call. Lee’s 20 years on the City Council have given him the knowledge and experience necessary for Bellevue’s continued success. With all he has on his plate, he is probably the most accessible of those on the council and can be found at city and neighborhood gatherings throughout the year. That community connection is something others should emulate, both those now on the council – or who want to be. Also, he is fiscally conservative and in touch with the city’s needs. As an immigrant himself, he understands that growing part of the city. Wisely, voters have elected him to the council five times. His opponent, Lyndon Heywood, is critical of the city and some of its departments he has dealt with, partially over the need and construction of bicycle lanes. Retrofitting bicycle lanes to a mostly built-out city is difficult, but Bellevue has shown its commitment in the improvements to the West Lake Sammamish Parkway where a wide pedestrian/bicycle lane is being added to roadway improvements. Heywood’s critiques of City Hall show that he cares about the community. We would like to see him broaden his interests to other areas of the city he thinks need improvement.

Kevin Wallace for Position 4

Wallace is finishing his first term on the council and has shown a keen ability to forge practical solutions to difficult problems. Wallace had strong views on the route light rail should take into the city. However, when his position didn’t prevail, he actively engaged Sound Transit to ensure that Bellevue neighborhoods got the most protection possible from the impact of the trains.


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Wallace’s knowledge of commercial development can benefit the city as its downtown business matures and diversifies. It’s also impressive that he has the endorsements of numerous Democratic and Republican leaders from across the region, testimony to his non-partisan approach to government. This race has become contentious, mostly because of the political spin that challenger Steve Kasner has unnecessarily put on a non-partisan race. A video shows Kasner telling the audience they must help him remove the “neanderthals” on the council and turn the Eastside solidly Democratic. While he takes pains to tout his ability to work collaboratively, his comments in an unguarded moment to a specific audience should raise questions in the voters’ minds if that would be the case if elected.

Vandana Slatter for Position 6

The race for Position 6 is a tougher call. Both candidates

have achievements and attributes on the plus side of the ledger. Slatter brings a strong combination of business success and solution-focused approaches to issues that should work well on the council. She has Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Washington and works for a national biotech company. She also has strong community ties as a trustee on the Overlake Hospital Foundation and CHILD, an accredited, therapeutic dayschool designed for students 5-17. Four members of the City Council endorse her: Wallace, Jennifer Robertson, Claudia Balducci and Don Davidson. Bellevue’s future is to grow smartly. Slatter’s business background and community connections should help make that happen. Her opponent, Lynne Robinson, also has a strong resume from her work over the past decade on the Bellevue Parks Board and the Network on Aging. Her experience from work on issues and with various community organizations would be a plus on the council. She also supports a balanced approach to help Bellevue move into the future. However, Slatter’s background indicates that she would be better positioned to help the city move forward at this time. The Bellevue Reporter endorses Conrad Lee, Kevin Wallace and Vandana Slatter. – Craig Groshart, Bellevue Reporter


Thai has experience, passion for kids My-Linh Thai has been an active volunteer in Bellevue schools for many years and is the parent of children at Tyee Middle School. She has the experience and passion to be a meaningful voice on behalf of students, parents and teachers. She is a good listener, cognizant of the big picture, willing to ask questions and willing to seek answers – all important traits of a dynamic school board member who would serve in the best interests of students across the district.

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Luera best for our kids’ future I have been deeply involved in the Puget Sound business community over the last 25 years as an executive at Microsoft and currently as a venture investor in early stage software companies. We have benefitted enormously from the innovative companies that have made this region their home. Unfortunately we face two major crises. First, very few students that graduate from our local public schools have the requisite skills necessary to

compete for the technically-oriented jobs of the future. The second crisis is the enormous debt at the federal level of our government, as well as the trillions of dollars in unfunded public sector pension and health care liabilities for employees and retirees at the state, county and city level all across the country. Our local school districts will be required to dramatically improve productivity and results in the same way we as citizens expect every other industry to improve. This will require strong leader-


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ship and a level of business and financial acumen never required on local school boards. I have known Ed Luera the last nine years from our volunteer efforts with youth in the community. Ed possesses the type of skills our community will need on our school board to work with administrators, teachers and parents to ensure we are educating our children for the intensely competitive future. He is a hard working and optimistic man with Last weeks poll results: “Should the minimum wage be increased to $15 an hour?”

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high expectations. We need Ed’s passion for excellence, business acumen and community commitment on our Bellevue School Board.

John Connors, Medina

My-Linh Thai devoted to our schools I have had the good fortune to work on PTSA projects with My-Linh Thai for the last five or six years, and I am continually struck by her selflessness, her bounding energy, and her wisdom and steady-handedness when things get complicated, as they inevitably do in any organization of our size and diversity. My-Linh has held a number of different positions in the Somerset, Tyee and districtwide PTSAs. I have witnessed and admired her strong advocacy for math and arts programs. I know from her deeds that she truly cares about every single one of the students, teachers and administrators in our district. By the same token, I know from the impact she’s already made in our schools that she will deliver again for the district at large. In a community like ours, where we are so profoundly invested in great education, I could not endorse anyone more highly than My-Linh.

David Garber, Bellevue

Thai an effective candidate Having an effective PTSA with parents committed to the school, students and staff has an invaluable impact on student learning. Projects like Math Club, fundraising and commitment to implement ideas takes countless hours. Lucky are we, as parents in the Bellevue School District, to have such a competent

person, My-Linh Thai, with the capabilities to get things done and also step up as a candidate for the Bellevue School Board. She has been in the trenches. My-Linh is one of the tireless parents who has devoted a multitude of hours, ideas and solutions to facilitate a meaningful education on behalf of all students. While her experiences are global and varied, there is nothing like contributing time and energy to learn what a school needs, what works and what won’t. My-Linh is a listener with intellect, foresight, and is an effective problem solver. She will work hard to gain more insight into school challenges. Her expertise on issues within the schools, plus understanding and exploring ideas regarding diverse student populations, will be straight forward, transparent and thoughtful. She will have my vote in November.

Muriel Mittelstrass, retired office manager, Somerset Elementary School

My-Linh Thai will serve children My-Linh Thai is as selfless a person as I have ever met. I’ve lived in Bellevue for 13 years, had children in the Bellevue School District for over 10 years and have worked for the district for over five. My-Linh’s entire reason for running for District No. 5 of the Bellevue School Board is to serve this community, especially its children. She feels passionately that an exemplary education is of paramount importance for all students. As a recipient of the 2013 Washington State PTA Outstanding Advocate Award, she was honored for her many years of commitment and volunteer service to the children and youth of the Bellevue School District. She seeks this position to serve, to improve, to learn and to lift this district.

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Slatter can work across party lines As a former Bellevue mayor and current City Council member, I know what it takes to lead our city. As Bellevue grows and changes it is critical we elect community leaders who can work across party lines, prepare us for economic growth and change, and protect what makes Bellevue special. Vandana Slatter is running for my position on the council. She is an independent thinker who can work collaboratively and effectively on the council. Vandana is the only candidate endorsed by a majority of city council members – both Democrats and Republicans – a testament of her ability to be a nonpartisan

and balanced voice for our city. In addition, her business experience as a leader in the biotech industry uniquely qualifies her to support Bellevue’s local economy and future prosperity. Through her work in our neighborhoods, with Overlake Hospital, and Bellevue College, Vandana has proven her commitment to protect what we love most about our city.

Don Davidson, Bellevue

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Wallace listens, is decisive I am a strong supporter of Kevin Wallace, and I urge you to re-elect Kevin to the Bellevue City Council on Nov. 5. I have known Kevin for 10 years, and have coffee with him most mornings at the local Starbucks. Kevin is always thoughtful, drives for knowledge and insight, balances bipartisan opinion and steps up to what he believes. What I appreciate most is that Kevin listens, considers and is decisive in his actions. He gives the long-view strategic framework for his opinions. He believes in the value in both political parties, and rises above the usual rhetoric that weighs down the political process. I have worked directly with Kevin and the Bellevue City Council on the scarring issues of poverty and human trafficking, and Kevin is a passionate defender of women’s rights,


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and the needs of all who live and work in Bellevue. I’ve read about opponent Steve Kasner and his “tsunami” approach to public office, and I have no interest nor regard for such bombastic and inflammatory political tactics. We need cool heads, reasoned minds, business acumen and seasoned executives with strong backbones to lead the Bellevue City Council. We need Kevin Wallace to continue to work tirelessly, compassionately and determinedly on long-term planning for Bellevue and the Eastside.

Karen Olcott, Bellevue

Kasner will be good for Bellevue Bellevue is a very pleasant city. It has spacious and clean parks, successful commercial areas and award-winning schools. It also has a population that is increasingly ethnically and socio-economically diverse. The image of a community, which is lily white and high income, could not be more wrong. The City Council, on the other hand, has been less diverse – almost exclusively populated by pro-business conservatives. To its credit, Bellevue’s business community has done very well. But there are other issues to be addressed: The environment, neighborhood development and involvement of all community groups. Having Steve Kasner as a member of the Bellevue City Council would be a good step forward in bringing balance to the council. He has a long history of community involvement, and listens to people’s concerns. He will not have the inherent conflicts of interest that come from having large business involvements within the city. Rather, he will be a representative of multiple community needs. I strongly encourage my fellow citizens to seriously consider Steve Kasner for our city council.

Darrell Johnson, Bellevue

‘Shutdown’ a misnomer In response to your recent editorial, I am so tired of hearing about how the “government shutdown,” which is a complete misnomer, falls solely on the shoulders of “some House Republicans.” This is simply untrue, and is an appeal to emotion about an issue that is more complex. First, these representatives are doing the job they were elected to do. Over a third of Americans, and up to 75 percent of the people in these congressmen’s districts are


opposed to the Affordable Care Act. They are expected to fight against legislation that their constituents oppose. That is their job. Secondly, even once a bill is passed and signed into law, Congress has the responsibility of approving funding for each and every department and program that the government is responsible for. If the budget cannot support a program, regardless of its passage, Congress has every right – and it is their obligation – not to fund it. Finally, the very term “shutdown” is a misnomer designed to incite the public. Government has remained over 80 percent funded this entire time. All essential services were funded, just as they always have been. The effects of suspending government services were purposefully made to seem worse than they really were (barricading non-staffed memorials, for example). Republicans submitted multiple proposals that would put furloughed employees back to work, but they were rebuked time and again by the Democrats, presumably to extend the hardship of the public and enable more finger pointing. The United States is already trillions of dollars in debt and accrued an additional deficit of nearly $350 billion in the first quarter of this year alone. The Affordable Care Act has its heart in the right place, but it is a costly, ill-conceived program that the public does not want and the country cannot afford. The people fighting it in Congress are doing the right thing. If only they would fight every new, unnecessary government program with such fervor.

Grant Beaver, Kirkland

Sen. Tom’s actions hurt women This week thousands of women in Washington will be able to find an insurance plan they can afford, thanks to The Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare.” But for some, these plans will come with restrictions on abortion coverage. And we have Sen. Rodney Tom (48th District) to thank for that. When Sen. Tom “took over” the Senate in January, he promised a new bipartisan approach. But what happened was far different. He put Sen. Randi Becker in as chair of the Health Care Committee – even though she is a far right conservative who opposes Obamacare and wants to restrict a woman’s private pregnancy decisions. Sen. Becker refused to even allow a vote of the Reproductive Parity Act, which would have guaranteed that new insurance plans in Washington offer abortion coverage if they also offer maternity care – just as most plans do now. We can already see the consequences of Sen. Tom’s power grab. I live and vote in the 48th District, and after

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Nancy L. Rising, Kirkland

Republicans don’t deserve their power I applaud the Bellevue Reporter for editorializing on Oct 4: “Blame some House Republicans for using the shutdown tactic in order to delay – or, what they really want, to kill – the Affordable Health Care Act. Their actions are a disservice to the American public.” But your Oct 10 editorial was wishy-washy about who’s to blame for the budget standoff. The editorial quoted Tea Party hero Congressman Paul Ryan, making him sound like a reasonable statesman: “Let’s negotiate an agreement to make modest reforms to entitlement programs and the tax code.” Social Security is not an “entitlement.” It’s a government pension plan that Americans paid for with Social Security taxes. Social Security hasn’t contributed a penny to the deficits; in fact, it’s solvent for decades ahead. Furthermore, Republicans’s ideas for “reforming” the tax code invariably involve more tax cuts for the rich, who are already enjoying historically low tax rates, loopholes and concentration of wealth and power. What drove up the deficits wasn’t Democratic spending – there was a huge surplus when Clinton was president – it was the trillions wasted on disastrous, ill-conceived wars, reckless deregulation, off-shoring of jobs and profits, and tax breaks for rich people. The Bellevue Reporter editorial asked: “Where are the leaders in Congress when we need them?” Answer: They’ve been gerrymandered out of power. Republicans have a 33-seat majority in the House despite losing the overall popular congressional vote by 1.4 million votes.

Don Smith, Bellevue

Free speech most important Regarding a recent letter from Bob Diamond (“Second Amendment keeps us free”), the most important amendment to the US Constitution is the First Amendment – free speech. That is the first thing that tyrants try to take away. Look at Eastern Europe after WWII and the takeover by Stalinist totalitarianism. Look at what Putin is doing in Russia. And, look at all the other countries that are controlled by totalitarian leaders. It really doesn’t matter if one has guns. Except for some “resistance,” they are useless against the right of free speech and the policing that denies people of their rights to be free and individual people.

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ours into the partial unplugging of federal government, HappyClam was anything but joyous about the feat of the nation’s elected leaders. “Our government has become an embarrassment,” the creatively named one wrote in an online comment on “Just remember all the morons causing the problems so they can be removed from office swiftly.” Such disgust has since become measurable throughout the country. In an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted last week, six out of 10 people said they would vote to replace every member of Congress, including their own, if they could do so. Jerry Cornfield They can’t, and if history is any indication, they won’t when the opportunity arises in the 2014 elections. Right now, 375 of the 435 House of Representative seats up for election next year are rated as “safe” for one party or the other by political science professor Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia’s Center for the Study of Politics. And only eight are tabbed as “toss up” by Sabato in his well-respected “Crystal Ball,” which tracks competition in federal contests. While Americans dislike Congress and have a tradition of saying they want to “kick the bums out” it never happens, said Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball. Most of the ‘bums’ will get re-elected without much of a fight. Washington is no exception. All 10 House seats are deemed safe for the incumbent and, as of today, only one of the office-holders – Dave Reichert in the Eighth District – even faces an opponent. Leaders of the state’s Republican and Democratic parties insist there’s plenty of time to recruit candidates who can mount viable challenges. They reflexively reject the suggestion their party is already conceding seats to the other’s incumbents. “As soon as the election is finished Nov. 5, that’s when we survey the landscape,” said Susan Hutchison, the state GOP’s newly-minted chairwoman. “Voters have a short attention span. They are not thinking about 2014 yet. Even the Democrats want to wait until the 2013 cycle is over.” If there is to be a battleground, it would most likely be in Washington’s First Congressional District, which stretches south from the Canadian border to Kirkland. It encompasses communities and farms in Snohomish, Whatcom, Skagit and King counties. The state’s Redistricting Commission designed it to include as equal a number of Republican and Democratic voters as possible. Commissioners envisioned this district, more than any other, to be where the two parties could

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send their best gladiators to duel every two years. But rookie Democratic Congresswoman Suzan DelBene of Medina looks as comfortable an incumbent in that seat today as Democrat Rep. Jim McDermott in Seattle and Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane. Hutchison said she’s talking with a “couple very strong candidates” who won’t decide until after the November election. Meanwhile, DelBene is solidifying her position. She’s raised several hundred thousand dollars and is presumed able to self-finance in a pinch, if needed; she did en route to winning the seat in 2012. Her voting record may not be much of a target. In the shutdown, she’s voted with the Republican majority in the House to reopen federal agencies, sealing off one potential line of attack. Her high-level involvement in writing a new federal farm bill is a resume booster, too. And one other sign of her strength – the National Republican Congressional Committee – isn’t devoting much attention to her. “National Republicans last cycle never felt like it was a good district for them,” Kondik said. “If that’s the way they felt about it last time, why would they feel any differently (now).” If there isn’t a good tussle in this district in 2014, there’s unlikely to be any worth noting elsewhere in the state. That probably won’t put HappyClam, and a whole lot of others, in a mood to smile. Jerry Cornfield is a political reporter who covers Olympia for The Daily Herald in Everett, which is among the Washington state newspapers in the Sound Publishing group. He can be contacted at

CleanScapes, which had the low bid on a new seven-year contract, has ended its dispute with the city of Bellevue. The company had considered seeking a court injunction to prevent Bellevue from signing a contract with Republic Services, which now holds the contract with the city. In a press release, CleanScapes said that it “respects the right of all cities to make the decisions that they feel are in the best interest of their constituencies. Our expectation is simply that government procurement processes and decision-making be clear, fair and transparent.” CleanScapes’s proposed contract would charge about $2.70 a month less to the average customer than Republic’s. However, the Bellevue City Council selected Republic, saying it wanted to continue the stability it has had with the current provider.

LifeSpring raises $280,000 LifeSpring’s Oct. 5 fundraiser, Le Vin à Son Apogée (Wine At Its Best), raised $280,000 for the organization. Proceeds from people bidding on wine and events benefited LifeSpring’s Breaktime-Mealtime program, which provides children from low-income families with nutritious meals during school breaks. More information about LifeSpring is available at www.

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The Bravern Residences were developed as Best-in-Class condos, and are positioned above The Shops at The Bravern, a high-end retail center Schnitzer West sold last year. The Bravern Office Commons, which are fully-leased by Microsoft, sold in 2010. The Shops at The Bravern offer retailers not found elsewhere, such as the only Neiman Marcus in the region. Ivanoff said that’s why creating another complex like The Bravern is not possible, which made it so appealing to investors. "You can't just go recreate a Bravern down the street," he said. Despite the high cost to lease an apartment at the Bravern Residences, occupancy has been consistently around 94 percent, which Ivanoff also attributes to its various amenities. That includes a private 25,000-square-foot plaza, a dog walk, a spa, fitness center, two Great Rooms, a theater and terrace



The Bravern Signature Residences in Bellevue have sold after years of solicitations that Schnitzer West managing investment partner Dan Ivanoff says started shortly after the two 33-story residential towers opened as apartments in 2010. "We went to market in June and we picked a buyer in … August," said Ivanoff, "and then they went through their due diligence; it takes time to do a purchase and sale (agreement). I'd say that was a pretty quick time period. We had so many people coming at us unsolicited that we said, 'All right, if we get the kind of numbers that turn our heads, we'd go ahead and do it.' " The 455-unit project was sold The Bravern Signature Residences had eager to Bravern Residences North and bidders almost from the start. COURTESY South LLC, which Ivanoff said he PHOTO could only speculate was named as such in order to keep the towers separate should one be sold in the garden. future. He said proceeds from the sale, which he is prohib"It's expensive. It's not a cheap property to lease," said ited from disclosing due to a confidentiality agreement, Ivanoff. "… If we lose people, we're losing people that are buying a house that want to pay the same amount as their will be applied toward developing other properties in the occupancy cost for rent, but get more square footage in a Seattle area. suburb." "It's a pretty exclusive kind of deal," Ivanoff said of the sale. "It does get the highest rents in the market, and I think they'll continue to realize that as an owner." Brandon Macz: 425-453-4602;


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B&E Meats & Seafood opens in Newcastle B & E Meats & Seafood has opened a 4,000-square-foot business in Newcastle. The business is located at 13020 Newcastle Way in the space formerly occupied by Newcastle City Hall. “Newcastle residents have anticipated this opening ever since they heard B & E Meats & Seafood was coming to our city,” said Rob Wyman, Newcastle city manager. “The reputation of the 50-year old family business proceeded itself. We know how fortunate we are to have B & E join our community.” Green said B & E Meats selected Newcastle as the location for the family’s newest market after careful consideration. “We looked all over the Northwest and we fell in love with Newcastle because it is so much about family and community. We found it a place where people are interested in raising their kids and where community has always been a formula for a success.” The Newcastle store hours are 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Brothers Bob and Earl Green opened B&E Meats in Burien on Aug. 1, 1958. They now have four locations. More information is available at or 425-6530700.

Symetra debuts TV ad Bellevue’s Symetra Life Insurance Company debuted its first broadcast television spot on Sept. 21. The TV ad, themed “I Just Want to Fly,” highlights how Symetra can help people reach higher and fly farther to achieve their financial goals. The commercial’s soundtrack features pop group Sugar Ray’s classic song performed by musician LeRoy Bell. The spot is part of Symetra’s new national consumer advertising campaign.

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Business leaders get briefing on Affordable Care Act will also be subsidies available for those who can't afford to insure themselves and their families. Prohibiting insurance The Affordable Care Act is a means for companies from rejecting an applicant's change to the healthcare system, but it has its flaws, said Chris Gorey, vice president of request for insurance based on a preexisting condition will mean more claims sales at Regence BlueShield. But it's also a and likely higher premiums in the first good first step toward improving a broken several years of implementing the ACA. system, and one he predicts will take sevBut healthcare providers will also start to eral years of activity to truly see a stabilizabe reimbursed for value-based care, said tion in the health insurance marketplace. Gorey. Gorey spoke before a group of business "If they keep costs down, they can leaders and healthcare providers Wednesday at the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce actually earn more money by doing a good job," he said, adding habilitative where he outlined how state and federal services will also be required, such as health insurance exchanges will operate helping a person born blind to see. and what businesses need to know about "The thing that we don't know is just the coverage they will soon be required to how expensive is that." A 2.5 percent provide for their employees. tax is being added to health care prices Every American is required to obtain in anticipation of these costs. health insurance by Jan. 1 under the The ACA also prohibits people from ACA, said Gorey, but there is also an exassuming more out-of-pocket expenses pectation many young adults will opt to through lower-premium plans. The pay a penalty next year rather than seek coverage. With a first-year penalty of $95 maximum deductible an individual could acquire is for $6,350, Gorey said, which or 1 percent of their household income will mean higher premiums. depending on whichever is greater, this Small business owners with fewer than could be a trend that gradually dissipates every year as penalties become higher, he 50 employees can offer a group plan or direct their employees to seek individual said. coverage through the state or federal "It starts to equalize the cost of penalties to having insurance, theoretically," he exchange, but larger businesses with 50 or more employees will have to provide said, adding more people in the insurtheir employees with affordable coverage ance pool should drive down the cost in or pay a penalty that would go toward the long term. subsidizing the cost for individuals to Younger adults will end up paying acquire insurance. An employer could higher premiums to subsidize older T:4.8333” not deduct more than 9.5 percent of an Americans, Gorey said, though there BY BRANDON MACZ


employee's income to pay for their insurance, Gorey said. Some employers also may be able to continue offering the same insurance packages to their employees as long as they are still in compliance with the ACA. Since employers of 50 or more employees only are required to provide insurance for those working full-time, which is defined as 30 hours per week or more, Gorey said he believes many companies may seek to lower their costs by scaling

back hours or filling one full-time position with two part-time positions. "It's not something that's theoretical," exclaimed one audience member. "It's already happening." While insurance companies are predicting serious losses in the coming years, Gorey said he's hopeful the insurance market will see stability by 2017.

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Bellevue expands online permit portal Bellevue is among a handful of cities that will benefit from a newly expanded online portal to streamline the permitting process on the Eastside. Developed by the eCityGov Alliance, which was formed in 2001 as an inter-local agency with web-based services, allows for fewer trips to government offices, paper files and a more flexible review process. “It is very exciting to be part of the new wave of plan review. The whole idea of online review is a win-win,” said Valerie Graber, a mechanical plans examiner for Bellevue. “Everything is at the reviewer’s fingertips to help in the review of an application – our digital code books, associated permits, archived plans, manufacturer’s information and more. ...We are able to work with clients in a more team-like environment.” joins Bellevue,

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The Seattle Humane’s first-ever Meow Mixer Thursday will be from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 where people can meet kitties and the people who are fostering them. Complimentary wine and snacks plus a free 30-day adoption trial, including all food and supplies. 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue.





The Microsoft retail store in Bellevue Square will be part of the national launch of the Surface 2 before they are available to the public. Games and prizes including the chance for one lucky visitor to win a trip to Orlando to see Pitbull perform the following evening. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at the Microsoft Store Facebook page. Things start at 10 p.m. Oct. 21. 116 Bellevue Way S.E., Bellevue.

You can Run with the Kokanee 8-11 a.m. Oct. 19 and support Kokanee fish recovery work on Lake Sammamish and surrounding creeks. The event is hosted by a number of environmental groups. Adults, kids (supervised) and dogs (on lease) are welcome. Cost is $27-$50. It all starts at Lake Sammamish State Park.



One of the most terrifying indoor/ outdoor haunted houses on the Eastside – Nightmare at Beaver Lake – returns Oct. 18-31 in Sammamish: $10 for family scare; $16 for full scare. Bring a canned good for $1 off. All proceeds benefit Sammamish Rotary Club's charities. Free parking. Southeast 24th Street at 244th Avenue Southeast.


The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra presents the classic love tale in a performance from 7:309:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Adult $20; Seniors (62+) $15; Students (11-18) $15; children 10 and under free. The symphony will perform at the Meydenbauer Theatre, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., in Bellevue.


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Homecoming uniforms more than meets the eye for Totems When Scott Weeden thinks back to his days in Bellevue and at Sammamish High School, he remembers the friendships. From his days at Spiritridge Elementary to time spent playing football with the local Boys’ Club, Weeden can’t help but recall the bonds he built during those early years. None were stronger than the one he formed with Mark Tevelde. “He was a unique individual,” Weeden said. “Just one of those kids that seemed to do the right thing.” The two met as youngsters at Spiritridge and went on to become Totems together in the late 1980s, Tevelde continuing on the path of standout athlete and Weeden finding his own niche in the student body away from the playing field. For most, the lasting memory of Tevelde came during his junior season as quarterback of the Totems, in a Homecoming football game that still lives in KingCo and state prep sports lore. Decades before Bellevue came to prominence, wiping away state records and collecting state title trophies for hobby, Juanita was the most recognized prep program in the area. The Rebels captured back-to-back 4A state titles in 1984 and 85 and made it back to the title game in 1986, garnering a national ranking from USA Today at one point. The Rebels, which entered the year on a 26 game win-

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Junior Ben Friedman shows off the uniforms his team will wear against Juanita on tonight. JOSH SUMAN, Bellevue Reporter ning streak, won their first six games of the 1986 season to push the streak to 32 and again looked the part of a dominant state title favorite when they headed to face an unheralded Sammamish squad in the Totems’ homecoming game. “There was a mystique Juanita had,” Weeden said, likening their aura at the time to that of the current Wolverines, SEE JERSEYS, 16

Bellevue wins in pool, in top-10 in cross country Wolverines keep rolling in pool Bellevue’s boys water polo team continued to assert itself as a state title favorite, winning matches against Roosevelt and Newport and capturing the title at the Lakes Water Polo Tournament. After a 13-7 win over Roosevelt, the Wolverines dropped the Knights 15-8, earning a second win on the year over their crosstown rivals.

A pair of Newport High School alums and former professional baseball players are set to join the best in state history in the Washington State American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame. Mike Campbell, a Newport grad drafted by the Mariners and Todd Hollandsworth, also a former Knight and a draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1991, are part of the 2013 class headed to the Hall. Campbell, a right-handed pitcher, was drafted seventh overall by Seattle in the 1985 draft and played until 1996 with the M’s, Rangers, Padres and Cubs. He made his debut in the Big Leagues in 1987 and won 12 games in 51 starts over his career. Campbell retired with a 12-19 record and 5.86 ERA, striking out 135 batters in his career. His best season came in 1988, when he received 20 starts and finished with a 6-10 record for the Mariners, including a pair of complete games. Hollandworth was selected in the third round, 81st overall, and retired as a player in 2006 after spending time with nine different franchises in the Major Leagues. He broke in with the Dodgers in 1995, playing in 41 games before later playing with the Blue Jays, Rockies, Rangers, Marlins, Cubs, Braves, Indians and finally the Cincinnati Reds in his final season of 2006. He played more than 100 games during six seasons in his career as an outfielder, retiring with a .273 batting average and 98 home runs. The induction ceremony is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Seatac Marriot (3201 176th St., Seattle) preceeded by a social hour and buffet dinner. Fourteen individuals are slated for induction, ranging from players still currently active in Major League Baseball to longtime coaches and umpires. Tickets are $60 per person and more information is available online or by email at

Five more wins in tournament play brought home a trophy and kept the record perfect after victories over Newport, Auburn-Mountainview, Lakes, Roosevelt and Mercer Island. The Wolverines outscored opponents 79-31 over the five games.

Bellevue boys seventh in XC poll Bellevue is the only remaining local team in a coaches cross country state poll, checking in at seventh on the boys side in Class 3A. Interlake dropped from the top-10 on the girls side and is among the next vote getters.

Bellevue players defend an MI shot. TOM ELLIS, Courtesy Photo

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winners of the past six 3A state crowns. But in 1986, Sammamish had one thing Juanita didn’t: Mark Tevelde. After trailing 14-0 early on, Tevelde and the Totems rallied to tie the game at 14 and send it to overtime, where they won 21-14 to give the program one of its most memorable moments on the gridiron along with the 3A state title game run in 1999. For Sammamish, the win was a historical achievement, garnering praise from all corners of Washington’s prep football scene and for Weeden, it was the lasting image of his days as a Totem. But for Mark Tevelde, it was but a fleeting moment in an otherwise tragic tale. During the next season, as a senior, Tevelde began exhibiting signs of possible mental illness. He and Weeden remained close after graduation, Tevelde even visiting Weeden at college on the East Coast after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia after his final year at Sammamish. In just a year’s time, Weeden could see the toll the illness had taken on his once-upbeat friend. “He was struggling with it,” Weeden said. “I had never seen anyone go from this pinnacle to struggling. That was tough to see.” Tevelde would not be able to continue his fight with the condition, taking his own life in 1996 and leaving behind a lasting legacy of friendship and teamwork. Friends and family have played basketball games in his honor and even placed a bench in Spiritridge Park to commemorate one of the places he was most fond of. But on Friday, Weeden will bring Tevelde’s memory home to Sammamish High School in the most fitting way possible. Just as they did in 1986, with Tevelde at the helm and an underdog mentality fueling the locker room, Sammamamish will take the field Friday against Juanita for the homecoming football game. And while they will not be facing a group with a national ranking, and enter the game winless on the year themselves, Tevelde will not be far from the consciousness. Instead, he will be standing proudly on their chests.

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The commemorative patch on the jerseys pays homage to Tevelde and the 1986 Totems. JOSH SUMAN, Bellevue Reporter Weeden and his uniform and apparel company Saiphs provided the Totems with commemorative uniforms for the game, complete with a patch memorializing Tevelde. The team was given the new uniforms after practice Wednesday and had the chance to listen to three of Tevelde’s other teammates from the 1986 team talk about the game, the man and the memories they created before his tragic death. “Just to be part of this is thrilling,” Weeden said. “To be able to do a special jersey commemorating that team and have a childhood friend on there, it gave me the chills.” Saiphs is offering customized jerseys for fans, along with polo shirts and athletic shirts that also have the Tevelde patch, and is donating all proceeds above the cost of the uniforms (which were provided to the Totems without a cost to the school) to the Mental Health Ministry at University Presbyterian in Seattle, where Tevelde was a patient. For current players like junior Ben Friedman, the connection to the history and story of Tevelde are palpable. “If they could do it years ago in a Sammamish jersey against a huge team, we can do it now,” he said. “It just makes us feel more connected to the history of the program and school.” Josh Suman: 425-453-5045;

The rest of the KingCo conference has to be tiring of the Interlake Saints boys golf team. Coach Scott Marcum’s squad has won a state championship in each of the past three seasons, capturing 2A titles in 2011 and 2012 and winning the 3A crown last spring in Class 3A. This fall, it has been more of the same. Interlake capped another perfect season Monday at its home course of Tam O’Shanter, running its match win streak to 26 in the process. The closest match the team played this year was a seven-stroke win over Mount Si early in the year and the Saints have broken 200 as a team in each match this year. Senior Andy Liu, who was the highest individual finisher for Interlake at state last year in a tie for sixth, has shot 40 or better in each match this year, including a season-low 35 three times. Juniors Grant Cole and Sam Fisher, along with senior Collin Joy, have helped anchor the squad and each of the four owns has multiple sub-40 rounds on the year. Interlake will be at Snohomish Golf Course Oct. 21 for the KingCo Medalist tournament, with spots in the following week’s SeaKing District tournament on the line.

Newport girls still lapping field Only one regular season swim and dive meet remains for the Newport girls and the Knights look like they will once again contend for league, district and state championships. The Knights face Skyline at Boehm Pool in Issaquah on Tuesday and then head to the postseason, where they hope to continue their torrid pace. SEE ROUNDUP, 17

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Newport set for clash with Skyline, Bellevue meets fellow unbeaten Mount Si in critical week on gridiron 7 p.m. Friday

Bellevue (6-0, 4-0) VS. Mount Si (6-0, 4-0), 7 p.m. Friday These same two teams met last year in a showdown between top-ranked Class 3A teams and it was the Wolverines in a route, the first of two wins on the year for Bellevue over Mount Si. This year’s game also features a pair of unbeaten teams, with coach Butch Goncharoff ’s Wolverines still firmly affixed atop the state polls and the Wildcats looking primed to make another deep postseason run. Both teams enter off blowout wins, as Bellevue blasted Interlake 52-13 and Mount Si took care of 2A Lake Washington 49-7. Only Issaquah has put up more than 14 points on Mount Si this year while the Wildcats are averaging 45 points per game over the past three weeks. Bellevue has been its dominant self all season and has allowed only two teams, Juanita and Interlake last week, to reach double-digit scoring. Over the first four weeks of the year, Bellevue opponents managed only 20 points combined, including a 49-6 win over Bothell and heralded quarterback prospect Ross Bowers. The Wolverines are the top-ranked team in the state and also appear in several national rankings.

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The Knights have rebounded nicely from a loss to Issaquah to open the division slate, beating Ballard and Roosevelt the past two weeks to keep their playoff hopes in tact. Skyline has looked every bit the part of defending state champion after their season-opening loss to Bellevue at Husky Stadium. The Spartans have ripped off five straight wins, including a 54-18 victory over Ballard last week. In its four wins over 4A KingCo foes, Skyline has outscored its opponents 152-31. Newport will look to senior running back Connor Baumann and his nearly 13 yards per carry average and a host of other backs including Paul Wells, Brian Setijono, Nkumbu Chisebuka and Emmanuel Davis.

Sammamish (0-6, 0-4) VS. Juanita (3-3, 1-3), 7 p.m. Friday The Totems will be sporting customized uniforms from an alum for the Homecoming game against Juanita, channeling one of the state’s most memorable prep football games when Sammamish dropped nationally ranked Juanita in 1986 (full story on Page 16 of this edition). This group of Totems is still winless on the year, despite putting together game efforts against Mercer Island and Liberty in recent weeks. The Rebels have lost their last two, to Bellevue and the Islanders, and lost by only

Bellevue wins, Interlake loses in volleyball Bellevue dropped Juanita in a sweep behind a team high seven kills from Ella Young and 11 digs from Julia Pettere. Lauren Patrick finished with three digs and 14 assists for Bellevue in the win. Interlake was unable to top Mercer Island, falling 3-1 despite 19 assists from junior Julia Regalia and six kills from Melissa Long. Isabelle Long had seven kills and 11 digs in the loss. The Saints came back to top the Wolverines 3-1 on Wednesday behind 35 digs from Kendall Davis and seven aces and 18 digs from Courntey Johnson. Bellevue got 11 kills from Elise Berberoglu in the loss.

Interlake (0-6, 0-4) @ Lake Washington (2-4, 1-3), 7 p.m. Friday

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Being positive gave me strength to survive By Claudia Bean McIntosh My husband initially felt the lump. I went into the doctor and had a mammogram, which showed a mass. The doctor performed a biopsy, and I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2005. I was in my early 60s, and I made the decision to have a mastectomy. I talked to my doctor about my treatment options. I wanted to understand the differences in surgery and treatment for a lumpectomy versus a mastectomy. Opting for a lumpectomy meant six weeks of radiation as follow-up. A mastectomy meant five years of Tamoxifen as follow-up. I was going to have to drive into town every day for six weeks if I chose to have a lumpectomy. I just felt that was a waste of my time. My strength through surgery, recovery and treatment comes from being a pretty positive person. I have never, never for a second, thought I didn’t do the right thing for me. It wasn’t that tough of decision. I’m that kind of person. I worked in the gift shop at Group Health in Factoria for years and met many breast cancer survivors. A big part of my strength when I was diagnosed with breast cancer came from knowing that I wasn’t going to die, because I remembered all the people I‘ve met over the years who have survived the disease. I love the Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure, and I have a race team I know from Group Health. Being at the Race and on a team is a great source of camaraderie and support. The good

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Spiritridge Elementary named 'School of Distinction' in state Spiritridge Elementary School in the Bellevue School District has been honored with a 2013 "School of Distinction" Award. It is the third year in a row that Spiritridge has been recognized with the award for outstanding improvement in student achievement in both reading and math. It's one of only 55 elementary schools in the state to receive the honor. The School of Distinction award recipients are the highest improving schools in the state, representing the top five percent of improvement of all schools at their grade level. Award winners must show sustained improvement in reading and math over the last five years. Students at the winning schools must perform at or above the state median for their grade level. This year's assessment included scores from the Measure of Student Progress (MSP) for grades 3-8, and for 10th grade, the High School Proficiency Exam in Reading and End-of-Course Exams in Math. "This award is dedicated to the students, staff and community at

The School of Distinction award recipients are the highest improving schools in the state. COURTESY PHOTO, Bellevue School Distrtict Spiritridge who provide ongoing and committed service to all of our students," said Spiritridge Principal Alexa Allman. "Our mission and goal is to ensure success for each and every child academically and socially by providing rigorous and challenging coursework, providing a safe, positive and productive learning environment, differentiating instruction based on student need and assessments, and

working together as a community for our students." The 2013 School of Distinction award is presented by The Center for Educational Effectiveness, the Association of Educational Service Districts, the Association of Washington School Principals, Washington Association of School Administrators and Washington State School Directors' Association.

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Two at St. Louise win essay contest Katie Miller and Denning Gillespie, both students at St. Louise Parish School in Bellevue, are winners in an essay contest conducted by Northwest Catholic Magazine. The contest required student essays to answer the question: “How are faith, knowledge, and service related to each other in your Catholic school education, and in the rest of your life?” Denning won in the grade Katie Miller, left, and 6-8 category; Miller won in Denning Gillespie. COURTESY the K-5 division. PHOTO The girls will be featured on the cover of the January/February edition of the magazine. St. Louise is a Catholic school in the Crossroads area of Bellevue.

Crossroads to hold Mall-oween Crossroads Shopping Center will host “Mall-oween” from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Parents are welcome to bring their children to trick-or-treat safely at the stores inside the mall, meet favorite costumed characters, and listen to the sounds of Ko Ko Jo playing live music at the Market Stage. In addition, there will be a balloon performer making favorite scary balloon characters, and volunteers from the Eastside Heritage Center will be handing out candy.

Crime Prevention Forum Part of the King County Library’s Bellevue Knows its Neighbors Series Wednesday • October 23, 2013 • 6:00pm-8:30pm Bellevue Downtown Library • 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 98004 Find out how to avoid being a crime victim and protect yourself! Featuring guest speakers, group discussions, Q&A and resource information. Guest Speaker: Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo Topics covered by our presenters include: • Legal Consequences of Juvenile Crime • Phone/Internet/Fraud • Gang Awareness and Prevention • Burglary/Car Prowl and Theft • Top Priority Traffic Laws • Drug Abuse and Prevention RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Contact Kevin P. Henry at or 425-452-7886. Seating is limited. Sponsored by: The Bellevue Police Dept., City of Bellevue Diversity Program and The King County Library System


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t was an enormously generous birthday gift, and I’d been waiting for a special occasion to use it: a $250 gift certificate to one of the fanciest restaurants in the area. You know, one of those eateries that never have a VW bus or motorcycle in the parking lot. I figured that in a hightoned place like that, my $250 gift certificate would get my wife and me a couple of draft beers and a cheese plate. Cheddar, maybe. Not brie. As we entered, a maitre d’ met us at the front of the Pat Cashman house. If you were casting a film calling for a stuffy headwaiter, this guy would be your first, second and third choice. He sniffed, “Do you have reservations, sir?” I thought to myself, “Yea. Mostly about you.” His haughty gaze seemed to suggest that he just knew I was the kind of guy who was bearing a gift certificate. “The last name’s Cashman,” I said. There was some awkward silence, followed by some awkward fidgeting. The maitre d’ snorted. “I am afraid, Mr. Cushman,” he finally announced, “That a dinner jacket is required.” “The name is Cashman,” I replied. Then I looked down at my sweater vest. As sweater vests go, it was a very nice one. “Look, my fine chap,” my wife said to the man. “My fine chap?” I thought. The only thing chapped about this stuffed shirt was his upper lip. My wife continued, laying it on even thicker. “We have journeyed some distance to have repast at your most excellent establishment. Could

you not make an exception this once?” But the fine chap would not yield. “I’m very sorry,” he said, not looking at all sorry, much less very. “Our restaurant dress code requires that our male patrons wear a dinner jacket or sports coat.” I thought of the several dinner jackets and sports coats I had in my closet at home. They were carefully hung next to my sweater vests. But home was several miles and a toll bridge away. “OK,” I said. “Hold our reservation, please. We’ll be back shortly.” My wife and I returned to our car and drove three blocks to a strip mall. We parked and I ran into a store. It didn’t take me long to make my purchase – and it was just my size: a 42 long. When we arrived back in the restaurant parking lot, I put on my newly purchased sports coat, remembering to place the $250 certificate into the inside pocket. We strolled back into the place where the maitre d’ was again doing his job as gatekeeper. He stared at my new attire with dropping jaw and arching brow. But I had him – and he knew it. Resignedly, he escorted us to a table in a corner – perhaps so my bright plaid sports coat from Value Village would be less conspicuous. We had a wonderful dinner, spending only 60 bucks of our own money along with the certificate. But nowadays, regardless of where we go to eat, I keep a sports coat handy in the car trunk. You know, just in case they start requiring one at Taco Time. Pat Cashman can be reached at and at his podcast at peculiarpodcast. com. Pat’s new weekly local comedy sketch show, “the 206,” airs following SNL on KING 5.

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A group of subject experts, including police detectives and a county prosecutor, will speak and take questions at a crime prevention forum from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo will speak, along with the following experts: ■ Phone/internet/Fraud – Det. James Brack, Bellevue Police; Burglary/car prowl and car theft – Det. Richard Chinn, Bellevue Police; Drug abuse and prevention – Tina Morales, Youth Eastside Services; Gang Awareness and prevention – Det. Jeff




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Interlake orchestra places third The Interlake High School Chamber Orchestra recently earned third place in the school orchestra division of The American Prize competition. Interlake was selected from applications reviewed this summer from all across the country. The competition recognizes and rewards the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States, based on submitted recordings. Judges commented that Interlake’s orchestra had a “generous depth of tone, good intonation… performances with a sense of direction and considerable expression.” The orchestra is conducted by Dr. Shira Katsman. Also, two Interlake students, Darren Leung (violin) and Emily Sun (violin) were selected to perform in the 2013 NAfME All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra in Nashville, Tenn. The annual fundraiser for the school's orchestrates will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in the Interlake Commons and will include Starbucks coffee, desserts, silent auction, and live music from the school's orchestras.

Northwest Bookfest returns Northwest Bookfest will bring nearly 100 writers to Kirkland on Nov. 2-3. In addition to writers, the festival includes ebook professionals, marketing experts and others from the world of books. A flat fee of $99 covers two days of unlimited workshops on topics ranging from historical fiction and mysteries to children's lit and science fiction. Seating is first-come, firstserved. Events take place at Northwest University, 5520 108th Ave. People can register online at http://nwbookfest. com/.

Sing-a-Long Sound of Music coming Sing-a-Long Sound of Music will return to the 5th Avenue Theatre this January. The event is a screening of the classic Julie Andrews musical film complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along. The show will play Jan. 3-5. Single tickets are $29. More information is at or by calling the Box Office at 206-625-1900.

ZinZanni couple shares love, laughter on and off the stage Andrea: Growing up, I always dreamed of becoming an actress. Fortunately, I had amazing coaches who, at times, let me indulge playing comic sketches whenever there were demonstrations open for the parents and public to attend. Making a pretty long story short, the gymnastics led to Cirque du Soleil, which led to Teatro ZinZanni with many comic mentors and workshops in between.


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Eastside Audubon program to discuss conservation of Vaux’s Swift Not long ago, Larry Schwitters was a mountain climber with a day job as a science teacher. Thanks to that classic Pacific Northwest blend of talents, he’s now the head of a conservation movement that has mobilized citizens from California to the Yukon. In “Seeking Swifts,” a free talk on Thursday evening, Oct. 24, at Overlake Park Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, Schwitters will take listeners inside the increasingly rare brick chimneys favored by Vaux’s Swifts, and he’ll explain how amateur observers are helping save such chimneys for the sake of the birds’ survival. The free public event is hosted by Eastside Audubon. Doors open for hospitality at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Overlake Park Presbyterian Church is at 1836 156th Ave. N.E. Vaux’s (rhymes with “foxes”) Swift is a small, insect-eating bird with pointed wings that flutter like a bat’s and a stubby body that’s often compared to a cigar. It is often seen on the Eastside while migrating in the fall and spring. During migration, it prefers to rest in big, old, hollow trees. Now that such trees are rare, flocks of the swifts often seek out

brick chimneys instead. In Monroe in the fall, they can sometimes can be seen diving by the thousands into the chimney at Frank Wagner Center. But brick chimneys also are becoming fewer and farther between, and Schwitters is now the leader of Vaux’s Happening, a program in which volunteers search for those chimneys that remain and document their use by Vaux’s Swifts. Schwitters was the man behind the campaign that raised $100,000 to save the Frank Wagner chimney, now the site of an annual celebration of the swifts’ return every fall. His work has received the support of National Audubon and recognition in publications such as Smithsonian. His talk is partly a view into the behavior of a social bird, partly the success story of a growing conservation movement in which anyone can get involved, and partly an anecdote about the way one life passion can lead to another one entirely unforeseen. Eastside Audubon is the National Audubon Society chapter active in Bellevue, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Issaquah, Kirkland, North Bend, Redmond, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Woodinville, and unincorporated East King County.

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island that's in the middle of a bridge and has a city," Stone said, adding residential options for Mercer Island could also be placed on the table. Mercer Island City Councilor Mike Cero, who attended the forum, said the council is trying to determine if the state has the legal authority to toll the interstate to pay for the SR-520 project using the value pricing pilot program administered by the Federal Highway Administration, which has final say over the matter. Cero said value pricing is meant to relieve congestion and not to make money for other projects. "It's bad policy to use one facility to pay for another facility. The people who are paying for it aren't using it," he said. "We've hired attorneys and have sent letter to the governor and FHWA challenging the legal authority to toll I-90 under the VPPP program." Speaking before the transportation department on behalf of the I-90 Users Coalition, Will Knedlik was granted about two minutes to make his point in a near-empty room at the college's cafeteria building. He said combining I-90 and SR-520 into one corridor to justify tolling is disingenuous, and will cause more congestion rather than alleviate it. He told the Bellevue Reporter I-90 also is important for eastern and central Washington as a freight corridor. "Eastern and central Washington, this corridor is really their life blood," Knedlik

said. "These are critical issues that we don't think are being taken into account." Mike Pierce of Bellevue shared the sentiments of the few who came out to the meeting, but said he didn't think appealing to the transportation department would effect the eventual outcome. "They've already decided to do it," he said. "The corridor has already been completed." Alternatives to tolling I-90 that have been brought up include an increase to the state's gas tax, a King County motor vehicle excise tax, adjusting tolls on SR-520, a transportation benefit district and a road use charge. An express toll lane is one of the latest ideas to surface. Stone pointed out the federal gas tax hasn't increased since 1993, and understands there would be some fight on the east side of the state over increasing the state gas tax to pay for a western Washington priority. Cero said he could see supporting such an increase. "The gas tax is a very efficient tax," he said, "and there's a lot of support for it." The next forum will be held 4:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Mercer Island High School followed by a forum 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle. Brandon Macz: 425-453-4602;





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At a sparsely-attended forum to gather input from Eastside residents about a legislative proposal to toll the Interstate 90 bridge at the Cross-Lake Washington Corridor, many were upset they may end up footing the bill to complete the State Route 520 bridge replacement program. They say SR-520 is a separate issue that shouldn't affect them as non-users. The Oct. 10 meeting at Bellevue College was the first of three to be hosted by the Washington State Department of Transportation, which is gathering feedback about the proposed tolling and viable alternatives for the state Legislature to consider. The transportation department plans to complete Eastside SR-520 improvements

by summer 2014 and replace the floating bridge from Seattle to Medina by 2016, which is being funded by current tolling on the highway. But the final leg of the project – improvements to the Interstate 5/SR-520 interchange in Montlake – is suffering a $1.4 billion shortfall. "The target is to say how do you will that $1.4 billion from Montlake to the 520 corridor," said Craig Stone, assistant secretary for WSDOT's tolling division. I-90 options being explored for funding SR-520 are proposed variable tolls from Seattle to Bellevue that could cost drivers heading east, west or both, but also suggests certain free routes heading in and out of Mercer Island where residents have no other alternative. "It's always a unique situation to have an



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PUBLIC NOTICES In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for the County of King KY CALDER, Plaintiff, vs. STEVE MARZOCCO, individually (as promoter for Healthmate Medical L.L.C.), ECRONA HOLDINGS, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, TDI-PFO HOLDINGS, LLC, a Washington limited liability company, and CHECKPFO CORPORATION, a Washington corporation, Defendants. Case No. 13-2-32640-0 SEA SUMMONS The State of Washington to: Steve Marzocco, defendant You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after the fourth day of October, 2013, and defend the above-titled action in the above-titled court, and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Ky Calder, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for plaintiff at their office below stated; and in case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The complaint alleges personal liability of Mr. Marzocco on a promissory note dated March 10, 2011 totaling $50,000 plus interest exceeding $7,257.53 and continuing to accrue at a per diem amount of $8.22. The complaint also seeks costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses. DATED October 1, 2013, at Seattle, Washington. CABLE LANGENBACH KINERK & BAUER LLP /s/ Lawrence R. Cock Lawrence R. Cock, WSBA No. 20326 Attorneys for Plaintiff CABLE, LANGENBACH, KINERK & BAUER, LLP Suite 3500, 1000 Second Avenue Building Seattle, Washington 98104-1048

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Obituary Carmen J (Bernier) Maher Carmen J (Bernier) Maher of Bellevue died Oct. October 10, 2013 at Overlake Hospital. She was 87. Mrs. Maher was born April 25, 1926 in Seattle. She moved to Bellevue in 1955. She worked for The Boeing Co. for 24 years, for Central Oil for nine years, and Green’s Funeral Home for 10 years before retiring

in 1997. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bellevue. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob A. Merlino, in 1960 and her husband of 30 years, James Maher in 1996. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Myrtle Hewitt, in 1996 and her sister, Arnita Greene in 1995. Survivors include her son, Brian Maher of Seattle; brothers, Arthur and Lawrence Bernier and a sister, “Sunne” Marcie Hill all of Texas and sisters, Laurene Ulrich of Duvall and “Sharra” Judy Mastroianni of Redmond. Her funeral mass will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 9460 N.E. 14th St., Bellevue. Immediately following mass, she will be buried with her husband, James, at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue.

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Killarney Glen Park was one of the first parks to emerge in Bellevue after the city’s incorporation. The first Bellevue park bond passed in 1956. This allowed the city to purchase the 10-acre parcel of marsh and woodland in 1958 for $25,000. The city held a park naming contest in April of 1959. Catherine Gene Walker, a seventh-grader at Bellevue High School, selected the winning name “Killarney Glen.” This name may refer to the nearby Killarney Way or one of the three pieces of land in the immediate vicinity that were platted under the names “Killarney,” “Killarney No 2,” and “Killarney No. 3.” Park development took place in 1961. Originally, park employees tried to turn the swampy area into a pond. When that proved unsuccessful, they put in pipes and drained the swamp into Mercer Slough instead. The city

The Phantom Lake Elementary Parent-Teacher Association is seeking a century's worth of memorabilia for the school's 120th Anniversary. The PTA will host its Heritage Night event Feb. 7, and wishes to find photos, yearbooks, school clothes and other items from anyone who has attended the campus in the past 100 years. "We're hoping to collect, for lack of a better word, artifacts from anyone who has gone to the school," PTA President Michelle Klecan said. "We have one or two things so far, including an old yearbook and a sweatshirt with the school name on it. We have several old news articles that have been provided to us by the Eastside Heritage Center. And we also have two past students who have agreed to attend. One of them is a gentleman who came here for school before he was sent to an internment camp (during World War II). And we have a woman who was a student as well." The association hopes to grow its collection for an artifact display, and has sought items via word of mouth and placing notices in church bulletins. Heritage Night will also include a multicultural fair and video presentation. A time capsule is also a possibility, Klecan said. Potential donors of artifacts can reach the association at or Klecan at 425-373-1237.




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Who’s making news in Bellevue and elsewhere ■ John Steinberg of Bellevue has been named to the dean's list at the University of Chicago. He is a graduate of Sammamish High School and the sone of Roy and Janelle Steinberg. ■ Calvin Y-Yan Chan, of Bellevue, a junior majoring in applied music (violoncello) at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, has been named to the dean's list for spring 2013 semester. He is the son of Catherine Chan and a graduate of Interlake High School. ■ Madison Anger, a junior at Bellevue Christian School and Clyde Hill resident, won the Youth Showmanship Class at the Las Vegas American Quarter Horse Association Show recently, taking home the top honors out of nearly 75 entrants. Anger, who trains in Redmond at Union Hill Ranch, won with No Fun Being Good, a 2005 red roan gelding. Madison Anger The win sends Anger and No Fun Being Good to the Congress National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. ■ National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named semifinalists from Bellevue high schools in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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$2,950,000 Matching exceptional people with great homes in communities they love, Sharalyn has been keeping Newport Shores, and other fine Eastside properties moving, one home at a time since 1992. The heart of a stylist, the soul of a matchmaker, she tells the unique story of each home with creative staging, both interior and exterior, evocative architectural photography and a passion for real estate. Selling Eastside lifestyle with innovation, expertise and results.

206.940.4989 Csaba Kiss, Associate Broker with 22 years of experience has a passion for Real Estate, focused on meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of his clients. Csaba knows having a keen sense of the market place is invaluable in helping advise you on maximizing your real estate objectives. As a listing agent, he will create a plan proven to get homes sold successfully. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Csaba is trained to help you find and negotiate the best property and value for your needs.





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Bold scale opportunity. Remarkable 250 ft waterfrt. Shy acre, level estate property. 7380 sq ft gracious manse with main floor mstr and guest apt. A commanding presence on the Grand Canal brilliantly positioned for open water views. Rare dock with yr round protected moorage for a flotilla of watercraft. Private, secure, close-in. Elegant soaring ceilings, custom woodwork. European flair, Newport Shores irreplaceable Bellevue address with stellar schools and coveted community. MLS #372610

A great resort at your doorstep. 2 bedrooms/den or 3rd br, 2 baths. Great room concept with cozy fireplace, entertainment niche, four panel skylight brings in tons of light, a very special touch. The office/ den with privacy french doors. Bright kitchen with lots of storage/ counter space, custom glass door to walk in pantry. Sunny southern exposure off the rear deck for entertaining while enjoying the Cascade views. Fully fenced rear yard for the gardening enthusiast. HOD’s also includes lawn care, use of weight room and pool.



MLS #480328 Art has been selling Real Estate on the Eastside for 30 years and has established himself as one of the top agents in the region. He has been a Broker in the Bellevue West Windermere Real Estate office for 11 years and understands why the network of Windermere agents continues to be such an asset to the community. Throughout weak and strong markets, Art has continued to be a leader in the world of luxury Real Estate, as well as new construction and is dedicated to providing his clients with the finest experience possible.



Move in special! Free Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer and Air Conditioning! Call for details! Murray Franklyn’s newest offering in their Signature Collection. Popular Weatherford plan featuring commercial stainless steel appliances, high end details, extensive use of tile and granite plus upgraded materials throughout. Perfect for entertaining open floor plan. Sumptuous master suite, large media/ bonus room sought after main floor guest suite. Plenty of space with the over 22,000 square feet estate sized lot!



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Imagine an agent listening carefully to all of your real estate needs and wishes, then making them come true. This is does not have to be a dream, this can be your reality when you involve the trusted services of David Eastern. Over the past 18 years, David has a proven track record of creating the perfect home buying and selling experience for his clients. He is highly respected among clients and peers for his Professionalism, Honesty and Expertise. He creates innovative marketing programs that are unparalleled in the real estate industry today.

The Storybook Covered Front Porch Welcomes You to this Meticulously Maintained CamWest resale in The Woodlands Community. Originally Crafted in 2006 Including 3,600 Square Feet of Living Space with 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms (Three Full Bathrooms and One ½ Bathroom), Rare Main Floor Bonus and Spacious Loft/2nd Bonus on the Upper Floor. The Sumptuous Master Suite Features an Unparalleled Walk-in Closet which can also be used as a Workout Room, Office, Nursery or Hobby Room. Truly Extraordinary! 880735

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October 18, 2013 edition of the Bellevue Reporter

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