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Marijuana business applicants rush in BY BRANDON MACZ BELLEVUE REPORTER

A last-minute rush on applications to grow, process and sell recreational marijuana topped out at more than 4,700 by the Dec. 20 deadline. While the Washington State Liquor Control Board put no limits on how many people could apply to be growers and processors, the cap for retail at 334 licenses statewide

and limits on production space leaves no question there will need to be a number of lotteries to decide who will get them. The city of Bellevue is allocated four marijuana retail stores, but by the end of the application process the WSLCB had received more than 35 applications. The total for retail shops to be allowed in King County is 61. While there are more than 35 applications listed by the liquor control board for retail sites in Bellevue, the city has

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Munchbar shooting suspect pleads not guilty

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Local sketch show “Almost Live” was the prize of the northwest from 1984 to 1999, and launched the careers of national celebrities such as Joel McHale and Bill Nye the Science Guy. You can’t go home again, but KING 5 viewers came close when “The (206)” began airing in January. “(206)” was a new post-SNL sketch series hosted by “Almost” alums Chris Cashman, John Keister and Pat Cashman. It aired two episodes in January and ran its full 12-episode season in the spring and summer. It was renewed for a second season, which


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On Christmas Eve 2012, a gunman fatally shot Deshawn Milliken in the Munchbar night club in Bellevue, with bullets hitting two bystanders. Police quickly identified suspect Ja’Mari Alexander-Alan Jones — previously convicted as a minor and serving six months for the slaying of Seattle’s “Tuba Man” — from security footage. He was apprehended on a routine traffic stop after his car was identified as stolen. Munchbar shut down after the incident. Jones entered a plea of “not guilty” Jan. 10 and continues to be held on $5 million bail as he awaits trial.

only received one official notification from the state agency to review, so far. The city has 20 days after the official notification of an applicant to respond to the LCB. The Bellevue Police Department receives the notice first to allow time to conduct a background check on the applicant. The LCB assigns a numeric value to criminal convictions, scrapping applicants who exceed eight. Anyone convicted of a felony within 10 years of applying receives 12 points. More than 10 applications have also been received to grow marijuana within the city of Bellevue, with a number of those same applicants also seeking licensure to process


The March shooting of a robbery suspect by Bellevue SWAT led to a call for inquest, still pending. COURTESY PHOTO, Neighbors of 43rd Ave. S. in Seattle began airing in November.


Escape from the Streets

Celina Kareiva’s profile of Noel Gomez relayed the story of a former prostitute who struggled to escape a life of subjugation under her violent pimp, whom she had met in Bellevue. Gomez went on to become a victim’s advocate for women trying to escape the life, founding the Organization for Prostitution Survivors.

Lee fined by PDC

The Public Disclosure Commission fined Mayor Conrad Lee $300 after the political action committee he founded, New Americans for Ac-

countable Government, failed to meet deadlines on a post-election report and disclosures of political advertising expenditures. Lee said the lateness was an accident, and a PAC treasurer chalked it up to a computer filing error. The complaint was brought forward by city resident Steve Finley, who previously filed a PDC complaint against the mayor in 2009.

March Indicted for sex trafficking ring Six people were indicted for their alleged part in a sex trafficking ring that included residential brothels in Kirkland and Bellevue, as well as SEE 2013, 10

Christmas Eve proved treacherous for a man hiking Rattlesnake Ridge with his 8-year-old son, who had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after falling down a rocky crevasse. Bellevue Medic 3 was one of several responders to the mountain ridge near North Bend on the afternoon of Dec. 24, where a boy hiking with his father fell 20-30 feet A firefighter is lowered down down a crevasse and with a Sked stretcher device worked to stabilize the to rescue an 8-year-old boy child from inside the hole. who fell into a crevasse on “The young man’s father was lifted out of the Rattlesnake Ridge Dec. 24.. COURTESY PHOTO crevasse, as well, but he was uninjured,” said Bellevue Fire Lt. Rich Burke. “He was just there with his son.” King County’s Guardian Two was called in and Eastside Fire and Rescue handled rigging the Sked stretcher, which is used in tight situations and helps hold patients inside, while Bellevue medics stabilized the boy, said Burke. The child was lifted into the helicopter and flown to Harborview Medical Center in stabile condition. The entire rescue took about 4.5 hours, and also included King County Search and Rescue.

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An on-duty King County Sheriff ’s deputy was arrested on New Year’s Eve for suspicion of being high on drugs after he was reported slumped over the wheel of his patrol car in a Newcastle parking lot. The sheriff ’s office reports the 46-yearold deputy and 15-year veteran of the department was reported “passed out at the wheel” of his patrol car by a passerby, who also stated they were unable to wake him. Another sheriff ’s deputy, captain and sergeant responded to the Starbuck’s parking lot at Newcastle Way and Coal Creek Parkway, where they were able to rouse the passed-out deputy and determine he was impaired by something other than alcohol, a news release states. Bellevue Police Lt. Marcia Harnden, who has worked eight out of the past 10 New Year’s Eve patrols and is a trained drug recognition expert, was called to the scene to perform the examination of the sheriff ’s deputy.

After Harnden determined the deputy was under the influence of some type of drug, the release states, he was arrested for physical control of a motor vehicle and taken to the Bellevue Police Department for a blood draw, which was granted under a search warrant. The Bellevue Police Department was hosting a DUI holiday emphasis patrol in the city with the Washington State Patrol making troopers and its mobile intake unit available at City Hall for processing suspected drunk and drug-impaired drivers. Following the blood draw, the deputy was released and will remain on administrative leave pending the conclusion of an administrative investigation. His impounded patrol vehicle will be searched for further evidence once a search warrant is obtained later this week, the release states. The Bellevue Police Department is heading the criminal investigation.


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Kitchen fire in Crossroads causes $50,000 in damage BY DANIEL NASH BELLEVUE REPORTER

An appliance fire that burst into a kitchen fire Saturday caused around $50,000 in damage, according to a city of Bellevue press release. Firefighters from the Bellevue and Redmond fire departments responded to the 100 block of Northeast 10th Street — in the Crossroads neighborhood — within four minutes and were able to bring the blaze under control in five. Heavy smoke was exiting the front door



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of the home. The residents and their dog had already exited the domicile without injury. Firefighters entered through the front door and were able to quickly locate a pot full of cooking oil on the stove. The pot was removed and the crews extinguished the remaining fire that had extended to the microwave and cabinet areas above the stove. Fire investigators determined the value of the damage and are currently looking into the fire’s cause. No firefighters were injured in the incident.

A magic season of skating It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well… past it, actually, but how many other times of the year can you ice skate? Ice skating’s pretty awesome, right? Once again, the Bellevue Downtown Association is hosting a skating rink in Bellevue Downtown Park. Skating will be available through Jan. 12 at the Chaplin’s Bellevue Subaru Ice Arena. The rinks hours of operation are variable.

The rink will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dec. 31 through Jan. 4, and Jan. 10-11. It will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 5 and Jan. 12. It will be open 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 6-7 and Jan. 9, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Jan. 10, and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 8. General admission is $12, admission for skaters six and under is $8. The arena is located at the corner of Northeast First Street and 102nd Avenue Northeast.


handle the demand without additional staff. If more than four retail applicants remain following review of qualifications, a lottery would be held to determine who receives licensure. City council passed the interim ordinance back in October, setting a six-month deadline to either set a permanent ordinance or extend the interim regulations. The planning commission plans to take up the issue early this year to make recommendations to the council. “Council does need to act within six months,” said Christensen, “and they would either act to adopt permanent zoning or they would extend the interim and that would have to happen by April.” The liquor control board will also accept public comment regarding any recreational marijuana applicant, which can be made by writing to: Washington State Liquor Control Board Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 43098, Olympia, WA 98504-3098. A list of applicants can be found online at


the marijuana, which includes breaking down the drug and packaging it. As the city has put in place an ordinance prohibiting all facets of the incoming recreational marijuana market from taking place in all zones but light industrial, several applicants will be disqualified early in the review process. An application to open The Sticky Icky Shop at Bellevue Square, for example, will not qualify. The liquor control board has also drafted rules that would prevent any such business from opening within 1,000 feet of a school, park, transit hub or anywhere else children may be present, which the city likewise adopted in its interim ordinance. Land use employees with the city will also have to perform a physical site review for all applicants to make sure they meet the standards set by the interim zoning ordinance, said Emily Christensen with the city manager’s office, adding the city can

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A yes vote for Machinists Union is best option


embers of the Machinists Union at Boeing will vote today on what may be a defining moment with the company. Boeing has offered to extend the contract with the union, which means keeping the wing work for the new 777X airplane in this area. If members reject the deal, the company says the work will go elsewhere. We urge members to vote “yes.” We know many union members are upset at the contract extension offer. It comes with a number of concessions, including a change in their pension program. And while we sympathize with their feelings, the contract offer reflects a change other companies are making throughout many industries. Like it or not, it’s a new reality. What union members must focus on are jobs. Accept the contract extension and jobs — good paying one — stay here for those now employed at Boeing and the thousands to come un the future. Reject the contract and jobs will disappear year after year after year. Union members rejected an earlier offer from Boeing. The company has modified its proposal. Local union officials opposed another vote, and called for another “no” vote once national union leaders scheduled the vote today. Clearly, the national leadership sees the obvious: a “no” vote means Boeing will move the work to an area where non-union members could be the ones doing the work. The company has received offers from 22 states to do the 777X work. Change is never easy; often it is painful. This is one of those cases. Change is going to come to local machinists in any case. A “no” vote will mean jobs for many of them will begin to disappear. A “yes” vote will mean jobs will remain and grow, even if the benefits are different. A “yes” vote is the best option.

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om and pop pot dealers should prepare for the bright light of public scrutiny as they enter the marijuana mainstream. There will be no hiding out as the state lets cities and counties know who wants to grow, process and open a cannabis corner market in their communities and where exactly they want to do it. Jerry Cornfield Soon these wannabe legal dope dealers will be the talk of many a town and maybe the target of a few not-somellow neighbors, who don’t want the businesses near their homes. The state liquor control board has received roughly 4,700 license applications and begun informing cities and counties which ones are on their turf. For each application, cities and counties get 20 days to express support, opposition or no position. “If the local authority objects, we review with an additional layer of scru-


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tiny,” liquor board spokesman Brian Smith said. “Typically, we are looking for whether the local authority made a case that providing a license to the applicant, or at that location, is a threat to public safety. The burden is on the local authority to make its case.” State law does not tell elected leaders what to do before responding. It does not, for example, require holding public hearings, but it doesn’t dissuade them either. That’s where the city of Lynnwood may be blazing a trail for others. The mayor’s office recently received word from the state of an application for a license to grow and process marijuana on a stamp of commercial land on 208th Street Southwest, abutting homes and the Interurban Trail. City leaders sprang into action and scheduled a community meeting to discuss and dissect this application. They mailed notices to residents living in the vicinity with the date, time, place and reason for the meeting. They also attached the liquor board’s official letter containing names, phone SEE CORNFIELD, 5

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Leadership needed on I-594 for gun control In 2008, the Supreme Court decision District of Columbia v Heller recognized the individual’s right to own a handgun. Justice Antonin Scalia also signaled that gun policy balancing gun ownership rights with public safety was reasonable. That is the goal of Washington State Initiative 594 — to require background checks for all gun sales. Every year, 625 persons become corpses in Washington, many because an indefensible public policy allows felons to buy guns. The NRA leadership sees I-594 as a threat, but they would oppose banning shoulder fired nuclear guns. However, 74 percent of NRA members say yes to background checks. SEE LETTERS, 5


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Creative play leads to community learning


ellevue City Council candidates often run on “preserving neighborhoods.” Here is a look back at one healthy neighborhood for kids growing up in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The 23 kids and eight dogs on our dead-end street spent every summer day outdoors. They ranged from kindergarten to junior high age and they were creatively busy from morning until dusk, going home only for meals. Situated with woods behind our street of 11 houses, there were all kinds of play opportunities for children — from building tree forts to making “towns” complete with houses and stores. A large, uprooted tree on a vacant lot next May Liming to our house was dubbed Woodpeckers’ Hideout, sometimes serving as a pirate ship, a camp site, or a spooky mansion. In the small stream a bit farther away, baby trout occasionally took their bait but were too small to keep. At Seafair time, homemade wooden hydroplanes trailed behind bikes trying to make rooster tails in flooded curbs. All this “busyness” was interrupted between 5-6 p.m. when the kids were called home for dinner. And they were called in a variety of ways: ours was a loud bell mounted on the deck, clanged with a clapper on a rope. Another family blew an animal horn and a third blew a police whistle. A demure mother stuck a small tinkly bell out the window (which couldn’t be heard very far away). And another lusty voiced mom hollered out the names of her four kids. This cacophony at dinnertime signaled a temporary halt in all the activity, but games of kick-the-

CORNFIELD numbers and birthdays of applicants. They posted it all online as well. City leaders no doubt wanted to be certain residents knew exactly who had designs on growing pot on this particular corner. Not surprisingly all of this didn’t sit well with Mark Greenshields of Auricag Inc., who applied for the license for a 30,000-square-foot indoor growing operation. Greenshields said he understood the purpose of the meeting, but worried the spread of


can often brought the gang back out until bedtime. Contrast this scenario with many of today’s kids who are glued to video screens for games or social networking. Often they are involved with team sports, even as our kids were, but do they have unorganized time to think up creative ways to play and explore? Without those opportunities, do we hear, “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do.”? The kids on our block learned about living in and contributing to a community. An example is how they organized and put on summer parades. They spent days decorating wagon floats for the youngest, and making a big banner to stretch across the street. They practiced their various instruments, and decorated bikes with cards in the spokes to mimic the police motorcycle brigade. Of course, Donna would be the majorette because she had taken twirling lessons. Excitement grew as parade day approached; they rehearsed, and parents were invited. After all the planning, the event lasted only a few minutes, but it was great fun. No adults were ever involved except as the audience, making it valuable experience for the kids. Not all was idyllic, of course. Spats, tears, disappointments and even minor hostilities had to be worked out. These lucky kids learned much about living in a community through their creative play in the neighborhood. Of course times have changed, neighborhoods are different and big city issues such as transportation and budgets prevail, but how we relate to each other in these smaller groups is still vital to a healthy Bellevue.

NRA members know that in 1903 Congress passed the Militia Act, creating “a well regulated militia” we know as The National Guard. It fulfilled the requirement of the 2nd Amendment. NRA members tend to be well educated and know the unspoken rationale underpinning the 2nd Amendment. It enabled early Americans to put down slave rebellions and Indian terror. The NRA leadership would have you believe that background checks are the beginning of the slide down the “slippery slope” to registration and confiscation of America’s 270 million guns. That is not only unutterable nonsense but also a cognitive illusion of validity. What to do? Sens. Steve Litzow, Rodney Tom and Andy Hill are critically important lawmakers. Tell them to pass legislation requiring background checks

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personal details could create future professional and personal problems for he and his partners. He had another reason for his frustration — by the time the notices went out, he’d already abandoned plans to open in Lynnwood and is looking to open in unincorporated Snohomish County near Woodinville. That mooted the need for a meeting in his mind, but the city didn’t cancel the meeting until some days later. Outgoing Councilwoman Kerri Lonergan-Dreke supported getting residents together regardless of the status of the application because legal pot businesses are coming to town and most residents don’t seem to real-



ize it. The city needs to be proactive, she said. She hopes public sessions are held on every application even the ones that don’t materialize, she said. “I think that’s a good strategy to take,” she said. “It’s good for folks to start to understand how the state has responded to the initiative.” And a reminder for those looking to grow and sell pot in this state that public attention, unwanted or not, is one of the costs of doing business.

on all gun purchases. If they do, I-594 may not be necessary.

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Eastside Catholic has religious obligation to uphold faith

Relating to the incident at Eastside Catholic, first, this is a religious institution, which believes and attempts to follow the Holy Scriptures (Bible) which calls homosexuality a abomination. Second, I feel sorrow over the fact that this school apparently is not teaching their students the truth of the Bible. Third, I pray that the students will recognize and acknowledge the truth of god’s word and accept it.

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Immediate Clinic, a local urgent care chain, has expanded with a new clinic in Bellevue, the seventh in the greater Seattle area. The center, at Crossroads Mall, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Suite A-4, features several high-tech items, such as flat screen TVs in the reception area and in every waiting room, Wi-Fi and loaner i-Pads so patients can stay entertained and connected. On Immediate Clinic’s new website ( customers can check out patient volumes in area clinics and book an appointment so when they arrive for treatment they have little to no wait. All clinics are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including holidays.

The future site for the Spring District in Bellevue has been cleared of an old Safeway warehouse. Construction workers are now making way for future roads to run through the district. Brandon Macz, Bellevue Reporter residential complex, which Security Properties will begin construction on this year. “Every building is going to have retail at the ground level facing the street,” Johnson said, adding focus will be on small, local retailers. “We definitely don’t want to compete with Bellevue Square.” Based on the Pearl District concept in Portland, the Spring District will

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With a 300,000-square-foot warehouse removed, the Spring District now has a clean slate — save for a little mud — for utilities and road construction for the $2.3 billion development project. “I like to call it a disassembly as opposed to a demolition,” said Greg Johnson, president of Wright Runstad & Co. of Seattle. “We did tear it down, but we worked really hard to recover any usable materials from the site. … We basically recycled everything.” Demolition of the former Safeway warehouse at the corner of Northeast 12th Street and 120th Avenue Northeast was just the beginning for the 36-acre office and apartment development, which is planned to make up 16 city blocks in Bellevue once completed. “You can start to see the pathway for new roads,” Johnson said. “We’re actually tearing out the concrete slabs where the roads will go and utilities.” The added roadways, including a new District Way to cross 124th Avenue Northeast, are expected to be completed around March. First to go up will be a 316-unit

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An opera lambasting the sacred and profane alike BY DANIEL NASH BELLEVUE REPORTER

How do you adapt the world’s most notorious talk show to the live stage? Ten years ago, British musician Richard Thomas answered that (unasked?) question when he co-wrote “Jerry Springer: The Opera” with comedian Stewart Lee. What started as the running joke of Thomas’s previous show, “How to Write an Opera About Jerry Springer,” became an epic tale of good, evil and Springer’s suitability to judge either. The original opera’s two-year London run inspired a UK tour and several American regional productions. In January, Balagan Theatre — the alternative company behind Pacific Northwest productions of “Avenue Q,” “ThanksKilling: The Musical” and most recently “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” — will produce the show at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. As of early December, when the Reporter spoke with director Shawn Belyea, the cast was well into rehearsals and set designs were nearly complete. “The show goes from about what you’d expect to a classical opera about how we think about our fellow human beings in writing,” Belyea said. The plot opens on a typical day of “The Jerry Springer Show.” But in Act Two, the

eponymous host is shot and brought down to Hell, where Satan demands he put on a special episode for the realm’s entertainment. God intervenes to ask Jerry to help him judge humanity, beginning a divine war for the shock talk host’s talents. Belyea explained that, while the show does function as parody, it is a well-crafted opera in its own right, blended with elements of modern musical theater. “It’s sung-through, meaning every single thing an actor says is sung, with the exception of some lines spoken by Jerry and his head of security, Steve Wilkos,” he said. “The reality is, classical music is much more demanding. We’re fortunate enough to have some true opera singers on our cast.” Though it may go without saying for an opera based on an infamously raunchy daytime talk show, “Jerry Springer: The Opera” pushes the envelope of good taste, depicting strippers, fetishists and tap dancing Klansmen. From the first lines onward, Belyea said, the show is clearly intended for an adult audience. In other words, it’s the perfect show for Balagan’s established niche. “(After beginning as a fringe theater company) we were trying to raise the profile of our audience, but also try to present this alternative,” Belyea said. “Family theaters, like Village Theatre or 5th Avenue,

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want the whole family to come out and see the show. If you look at just the first words of Jerry Springer, you don’t want to bring the whole family out to see it.”

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Lessons learned through play BY DANIEL NASH BELLEVUE REPORTER

A play-based learning preschool opened in Bel-Red last month after being approved for its business license. Bellevue woman Olivia Teja is the owner of a franchise of The Goddard School, a nationwide contingent of accredited private preschools originating from Pennsylvania. The schools operate generally on the principle that children learn best while having fun. Specifically, every Goddard location uses the trademarked F.L.E.X. — for Fun, Learning, EXperience — program to guide students toward competence in their weaker skill areas and greater challenge in their strong areas. “It’s an individualized program because we all have our strengths and our weaknesses,” Teja said. “To give you an example, (a student) can be great at languages, but have difficulty with maps. So her teacher can ‘flex’ (the curriculum). If (the student) is good at languages, her teacher can make it more challenging. When you become bored, you can lose interest. And a strength won’t become a strength anymore.” By contrast, flexing for students’ weaknesses motivates them through progress. “When students are successful, they’re not afraid of the new things coming in,” Teja said. At first blush, F.L.E.X. may sound similar to the Montessori method. Unlike Montessori — which lends toddlers near-total freedom to explore their fancies in the classroom — F.L.E.X. includes the structure of a curriculum, just on a sliding scale. The school offers an education in reading, writing, math, science and computers. It offers language learning in Chinese and Spanish.

The Bellevue Goddard School is approximately 12,000 square feet, compared to a usual 8,000. DANIEL NASH, Bellevue Reporter The Bellevue location is among the largest in the state at 12,000 square feet, Teja said. She waited almost four years to find the large facility she wanted, with a sizeable outdoor space. It includes classrooms for students from young infants to after-school elementarians, an indoor gymnasium and large outdoor play area equipped with niceties like rubberized flooring. The school’s various wings converge on a “Great Hall” that serves as a multipurpose space for activities like art, dance or yoga. The facility is protected by an antechamber checkpoint with fingerprint metric lock. The Goddard School is located at 14404 N.E. 20th St, Ste. 250.

Foundations for better outcomes

2013 marked 75 years that Washington state community and technical colleges have supported parents by offering research-based education and early childhood education experiences. Bellevue College has supported the development of healthy families for the past 47 years. Last year more than 900 families participated in the college’s affordable parent education program. The Bellevue College Parent Education classes enable parents to: • Be involved in their child’s schooling. Researchers say parent involvement is the best predictor of a child’s success in school. Decades of research show that when parents are involved students have higher grades, test scores and graduation rates. Family participation in education was twice as predictive of students’ academic success as family socioeconomic status. • Participate in a parent education forum. The Bellevue College parent education program is based upon positive parenting child-rearing techniques that increase the likelihood of better outcomes. Classes focus on managing emotions, improving family communication and learning how temperament affects family dynamics. Research says an authoritative and responsive parenting style increases the likelihood of better academic performance and better friendships . • Support their child’s social development. Parents love to make new friends, and so do their children. Friendships easily develop in the classroom setting because parents and children are sharing fun experiences. To learn more about this program, visit: www. http://

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Eastside Nissan vandalized

Bellevue Police cited two men with trespassing Monday night, Dec. 23, at the Eastside Nissan dealership where they had allegedly spray-painted graffiti over the walls of the garage. Officers were dispatched to the scene after a Secure Pacific operator viewed them walking around the dealership site through surveillance footage. Secure Pacific reports no vehicles were spray-painted, but officers did find fresh paint on the garage walls. The two 35-yearold men were told by police they would be arrested if they returned.


to integrate buildings — likely in the third development stage — with the 120th Station to go online there along with the rest of the East Link light rail extension in 2023. Also slated for construction on the north and south sides of District Way are two office buildings as part of Phase One development. Johnson said his company and partner Shorenstein Properties are actively seeking large tenants to fill the more than 400,000 square feet of office space that will be available under the design before construction begins. Permits through the city are already available, he added. “We’re in a position, right now, where if we had that tenant, if we had someone signed up, we could start in a month or two,” Johnson said. “That’s about an

Tien on honor roll

Tiffany C. Tien of Bellevue a member of the Class of 2016, has been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy for the fall term. To be named to the honor roll, students must maintain at least a 5-point grade average on a 6-point scale. Phillips Academy, also known as Andover, is a coeducational, non-profit, independent high school of 1,100 students in Andover, Mass.

National Hearst TV News Competition Brynne Whittaker, a 2010 graduate of International School in Bellevue, placed fourth in the National Hearst TV News Competition. She is a radio-television journalism major at the Missouri School of Journalism. She qualifies for the semi-finals of the competition.

18-month construction time from when we start.” The Spring District hopes to capitalize on a boom in the tech industry and meet the demands of company tenants looking for the right space to attract promising talents. With downtown Bellevue dealing with low vacancy for office space, the Spring District should provide veteran tech firms and startups with more adequate accommodations, said Johnson. Wright Runstad was behind the first Microsoft campus in 1986. On top of constructing a neighborhood marketing center for people to look at new apartment models and learn more about the Spring District, Johnson said staff are also looking at leftover parcels for inspiration. “Were toying with one of the ideas to take one old warehouse and make it into a brewery or market hall,” he said.

Study shows drivers still speed, but crashes are down leading up to 2011, and 68 percent of those who reported being in an accident said they weren’t injured. Further, only 9 percent of Americans almost unanimously agree respondents reported being stopped for speeding is a problem, yet seem to have difficulty kicking the habit, according to a report speeding in the year before being surveyed — 11 percent of the high-risk 16- to released in early December by the National 20-year-old demographic reported being Highway Traffic Safety Administration. stopped in the same period. And fewer reThe Washington State Patrol, in a press spondents reported speeding behaviors than release regarding the study, reported 159 in previous surveys from 1997 and 2002. of a total 437 traffic fatalities in 2012 were The bad: Though 91 percent of responcaused by speeding. Those figures adhere dents agreed drivers needed to slow down closely to the national numbers, which list on the road, 70 percent of them were high road speeds as a factor in about a third classified as at least “sometimes speeders” of traffic fatalities. based on answers to six questions designed The federal report used data gathered to classify driver types. More than a quarter over five months in 2011 by conducting telephone interviews with 6,144 households. of respondents said they enjoyed the feeling of driving fast, and one-fifth reported they Interviewers Chuck asked Americans about their Caldwell agreed with the statement “I try to get where own speeding habits, their attitudes toward PMB #299-C, 16541 Redmond Way, Redmond WA” 98052 I am going as fast as I can. speeding, and their attitudes toward several “Speeding deaths are entirely preventtel: 206.227.8543 425.836.3895 countermeasures, including photofax: enforceable,” state patrol Chief John Batiste said in email: warning ment and electronic signs. All data the agency’s press release. “They result from was self-reported. the decision to speed. That decision creates The good news: 96 percent of responrisk for not only the speeding driver, but dents to the survey did not report being in everyone else on the road with them.” a speeding-related crash in the five years BY DANIEL NASH




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that included residential brothels in Kirkland and Bellevue, as well as apartment locations out of state. Four of the accused were Bellevue residents. Charges included money laundering, conspiracy and prostitution.

Bellevue SWAT shoot suspect in Columbia City, Seattle

On March 22, Bellevue SWAT ventured to 43rd Avenue South in Seattle’s Columbia City to serve a robbery warrant for suspect Russell Smith. They found Smith in his car outside the home of his brother and, when he reversed, hit a car behind him and switched gears, police shot him in his car, writing in their reports they feared he would run them over. An inquest into the officers’ action is pending.

April Italian ambassador visits BAM

On April 5, Italian ambassador to the U.S. Claudio Bisogniero stopped into the Bellevue Arts Museum after visiting the Capitol in Olympia. He was given a tour of the exhibit “Zoom: Italian Design and the Photography of Aldo and Barirosa Ballo.”

Bellevue city manager resigns

In April, the city council passed a resolution to make Deputy City Manager Brad Miyake acting city manager, after 12-year City Manager Steve Sarkozy agreed to resign his post in May. Mayor Conrad Lee said it had become clear during the annual review process that both the city and Sarkozy were looking for a change. Miyake continues to act as city manager while a search firm seeks a permanent replacement.


A second chance at life

This feature by Keegan Prosser looked at how a liver transplant changed 14-year-old Kaitlin Burns’ life. Burns was diagnosed with propiotic acidemia when she was two weeks old, a condition that prevented her from dissolving certain proteins, devastating her body with toxins that kept her in a constant haze. A successful transplant at Seattle Children’s Hospital restored her cognitive functions and ability to eat without a feeding tube.

Big time development

Bellevue saw major progress in commercial development in May. First, KemperFreeman scheduled 2014 construction on

a $1.2 billion expansion of The Bellevue Collection downtown. Then, the planned Lake Hills Shopping Center — which had been in the works for more than a decade — entered Phase Two of development.


Overlake tests blood clot remover

Overlake Hospital Medical Center was one of three hospitals across the nation selected to test a blood clot removal device, intended for schemic stroke patients, for the FDA. The Separator 3D works by working a very thin tendril into a vein and deploying suction to remove blockage. Director of Neurosurgery Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary is one of the primary doctors handling the device.

A chance to drive again

Meningococcal septicemia took Lauren Smith’s arms and legs, but she didn’t want it to take her independence. The Make-AWish foundation helped Smith fulfill her desire to drive again by presenting her a modified Cadillac SRX. Through hours of physical therapy and training with the vehicle, Smith was able to get behind the wheel once more.


East Link ballet

The Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Francia Russell Center in Bellevue is facing potential relocation as its site conflicts with Sound Transit’s planned East Link alignment along 136th Place Northeast and Northeast 16th Street. The PNB and Sound Transit have been working to mitigate concerns the ballet center may need to be demolished.

Developer gets big sentence for tax evasion

Former real estate developer Winston Bontrager and his girlfriend, Pauline Anderson, were convicted of 25 counts of tax evasion and false statements related to a scheme to avoid paying more than $23 million in taxes. The couple shared a $1.24 million Bellevue condominium and were sentenced in November. Bontrager received an 11-year prison sentence while Anderson received 39 months.


Record sales for Bellevue

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Italian ambassador Claudio Bisogniero,left, visited the Bellevue Arts Museum in April. STAFF PHOTO, Bellevue Reporter

Lost time and lost money

The state auditor reported the ninemonth delay in bringing the electronic tolling system for the State Route 520 bridge resulted in lost state revenue of about $40 million. Part of the confusion behind implementation was blamed on a tight deadline to retain a Federal Highway Administration grant to pay for the project.


Spring District’s winter start

Wright Runstad & Co. of Seattle and Shorenstein Properties of San Francisco broke ground on its $2.3 billion Spring District, a 36-acre development project to bring apartments, offices, restaurants and hotels within 16 city blocks in the Bel-Red neighborhood. The district will also include an East Link light rail station to become operational in 2023.

Light rail goes on

Kemper Freeman Jr. had a lawsuit to prevent Sound Transit from building a light rail line on the I-90 floating bridge tossed by the state supreme court, which rejected arguments from the developer, Eastside Transportation Association, former state Sen. Jim Horn and others. They’d argued the plan violated the state Constitution by using the state’s vehicle fund, but the court determined the plan would reimburse the cost over a 40year lease and allowed it to proceed.

October Nod and the Silk Road

In conjunction with the shutdown of the online black market, Silk Road, a Bellevue man alleged to have been one of the

Mars Hill Church made waves by announcing its intent to move its headquarters to Bellevue and accusing Sound Transit of preventing it by refusing to sell its International Paper property. Sound Transit is considering the site for a potential site for its maintenance and operations satellite facility and would surplus the property if another option were selected.

November Hernandez house fire gets no call

The Bellevue home of Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez caught fire on Nov. 4 causing more than $250,000 in damage. No one was home at the time of the blaze, the cause of which fire investigators say could not be determined.

Major fire and the loss of a public figure

The Hampton Greens Apartments complex fire on Nov. 5 caused $1.5 million in structural damage and $150,000 in personal items lost by residents in the blaze. Nan Campbell, the first female mayor of Bellevue, escaped the fire but died weeks later. She was hospitalized after falling and breaking her pelvis while fleeing her building. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

December Officer faces DUI charge

Bellevue Police Ofc. Andrew Hanke was suspended from the force following allegations he was caught driving drunk from a local bar in November and charged with DUI in Issaquah on Dec. 5. His status with the department remains unclear until an internal investigation into Hanke and the fellow officer that didn’t arrest him that night is concluded.

Keeping the lights on

Puget Sound Energy announced in December its resolution to begin an 18-mile transmission line project from Renton to Bellevue to Redmond in 2017. The energy company wants to maintain its capacity to provide power on the Eastside. It estimates Bellevue’s population will grow in the central district by more than 275 percent by 2040.

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2013 Best of Bellevue sports and recreation

(Left) Jack helped Bellevue to another state track and field title as part of two relays; Baker was virtually untouchable on the field, and found the end zone one last time during his team’s state title game win over Eastside Catholic; Schoenlein (center) dominated for Newport on its postseason run. COURTESY PHOTO; JAMES KIRKISH, THE SHUTTERED IMAGE; JOSH SUMAN BY JOSH SUMAN BELLEVUE REPORTER

As another year comes to a close, the Reporter takes a look back at the best moments, athletes and stories in sports and recreation from the past year. From yet another 3A state title football trophy coming back to Wolverine Way, the region’s top prospect on the gridiron and state title winner on the track and a surprising pair of wins for Sammamish, these were the people and moments that made 2013 in Bellevue sports.

Male Co-Athletes of the Year: Myles Jack and Budda Baker, Bellevue football, track and field Before 2013 Bellevue grad Myles Jack won Pac-12 Freshman of the Year on offense and defense this season for UCLA, he helped Bellevue to a banner day at the 3A state track and field meet. Jack was part of the Wolverines’ 400 meter relay team, which won a second straight state title in 2013, and also the state championship 1,600 meter relay team. He finished second in the 200 meter dash and third in the 400 meter REACH 2.8 MILLION READERS* GO STATEWIDE OR TARGET A REGION.

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dash to cap an outstanding prep career, as the Bellevue boys also picked up another team scoring title. Not to be outdone, current senior Bishard “Budda” Baker matched Jack’s feats and will have a chance to surpass them as the calendar turns. Baker was also part of the two state title relay teams, and picked up an individual championship in the 100 meter dash and third place finish in the long jump. During the football season, he solidified his place as the top prospect in the state and Pacific Northwest by leading his team to a sixth straight state championship, rushing for more than 100 yards and a score in the title game. Throughout the year, his exploits and offense, defense and as a return man earned him Associated Press All-Classification Player of the Year honors. The four-star prospect and Army All-American recently committed to the University of Oregon to continue his education and career.


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Female Athlete of the Year: Casey Schoenlein, Newport basketball, volleyball Newport had a stellar season on the basketball and volleyball courts in 2013, and senior Casey Schoenlein was one of the driving forces behind that success. One of the top seniors in the country for volleyball, Schoenlein got Newport back to the 4A state tournament after capturing KingCo crowns during the regular season and conference tournament. The Knights reached the semi-finals at state after winning their first two matches, and finished in fourth place, the highest in program history. SEE BEST, 11

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The year began for Schoenlein with the basketball team, which finished its season dropping a loser-out, winner-to-state game to Lake Stevens to close the 2012-13 season. So far this year, Schoenlein and the Newport girls are off to a solid start, and return to conference play after the holiday vacation.

Inspirational Story of the Year: Navin Singh, Guillain-Barre triathlete

debilitating condition. But with incredible drive, deep-seeded passion and a dedicated coach alongside every step of the way, Navin Singh was able to overcome. Singh, a Sammamish resident who trained at Overlake’s VO2 Multisport, was diagnosed with the rare immune system affliction when he was just out of high school. After growing his family and career, he had the symptoms of the condition under control, but had also fallen out of shape. That’s when he took a leap of faith and began training for an Ironman competition. Singh did not win the Kona Inspired challenge video submission contest, but he recently completed his first Ironman at the Cozumel Ironman.

Comeback story of the year: Marcus Tibbs, BC men’s basketball

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Tibbs rebounded off the court as well as he did on it, landing at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. All the while, coaching a youth team made up of several players from the area helped fuel his comeback, and offered a new perspective on the roads basketball could open.

Person of the Year: Maddie Dietz, Newport girls golf Missing out on a chance to state is never easy, but carries an extra layer of disappointment for a senior like Maddie Dietz. The 2013 Newport grad had an outstanding career on the golf course, unseating Redmond as the conference champ and making the trip to state as a junior. While her final prep match came with a bitter ending, as she fell out of contention for a state spot on the back nine, Dietz used it as a chance to demonstrate true sportsmanship when she congratulated her foe.

Surprise of the Year: Totems break streaks, get KingCo wins Team sports have been anything but kind to the Sammamish Totems in recent years. But in 2013, unfortunate streaks were broken and the Crossroads Cup returned on the gridiron. In girls basketball, Sammamish had not won a KingCo game since the 2004-05 school year, until the Totems beat rival Interlake last season. On the gridiron, the Totems dropped six straight to the Saints before winning a 21-7 game this year over their Crossroads Cup rivals.

Game of the Year: Bellevue-Auburn Mountainview girls soccer, 3A state quarterfinals Bellevue had a season for the ages on the girls soccer field in 2013. The Wolverines made their first trip to the state tournament after capturing the program’s first KingCo title, and were far from finished. In the first game at state, Bellevue won 5-0 over Glacier Peak before coming back to face Auburn-Mountainview with a spot in the state semi-finals on the line. After leading 1-0 for most of the contest, the Wolverines watched as their lead evaporated on a late goal. But with only seconds remaining, Clarice Bruch found the back of the net for the game-winner, sending her team to the semi-finals. A 2-1 loss to Kamiakin ended the hopes

of a state title, but Bellevue rebounded from that loss to beat state power Seattle Prep 2-1 to end the season in third place at state. Only four players from this year’s team graduate, as 11 players with varsity experience will be eligible to return in 2014.

Coach of the Year: Jesse and Sarah Brown, Interlake softball The Saints made the 2A state tournament on the softball diamond in 2012, reaching the field for the first time in school history in any classification. Last season, with Interlake again a member of Class 3A, the feat was more difficult, and more satisfying as well. The Saints won a pair of games at the Sea-King District tournament, and rebounded from its only loss to beat Blanchet 14-4 and finish in third place, punching a ticket to the 3A state tourney.

Team of the Year: Bellevue football

Bellevue celebrates its sixth consecutive state championship in football. JAMES KIRKISH, The Shuttered Image

A sixth consecutive state championship, another unbeaten season, and a consecutive winning streak that now is the longest in state history and still going, were just a few of the accomplishments Bellevue’s football team garnered in 2013. The Wolverines blew out Skyline to begin the season, trounced every KingCo foe they faced and stormed through the playoffs, highlighted with a 66-0 win over Shadle Park and its explosive offense and a 52-20 win over Eastside Catholic in the title game. That victory made it 54 straight for Bellevue, its last loss coming during the 2010 season. When the 2014 season begins, even without a host of All-State selections and the region’s top player in Baker, the road to the state title will still roll through Wolverine Way.


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Sound Publishing, Inc. is currently accepting applications for a Circulation Manager at the Kirkland and Bothell/ Kenmore Reporters. The primary duty of a Circulation Manager (CM) is to manage a geographic district. The CM will be accountable for the assigned newspaper as follows: Recruiting, contracting and training independent contractors to meet delivery deadlines, insuring delivery standards are being met and quality customer service. Po s i t i o n r e q u i r e s t h e ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; to occasionally lift and/or transport bundles weighing up to 25 pounds from ground level to a height of 3 feet; to deliver newspaper routes, including ability to negotiate stairs and to deliver an average of 75 newspapers per hour for up to 8 consecutive hours; to communicate with carr iers and the public by telephone and in person; to operate a personal computer. Must p o s s e s s r e l i a bl e , i n sured, motor vehicle and a valid Washington State driver’s license. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match). If you are interested in joining the team at the Kirkland and Bothell/Kenmore Repor ters, email us your cover letter and resume to: hreast@sound CIRCMGR

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January 03, 2014 edition of the Bellevue Reporter