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OPINION | Editor: City should disclose council applications [4] Roegner: Some leaders inspire, others disappoint [4] BONSAI | Weyerhaeuser donates bonsai collection to Tacoma foundation [10] COMMUNITY | Residents voice concerns over proposed project to school board [17]

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BLOTTER | Man injured in two-car rollover accident [18]

Student escapes alleged abduction attempt Decatur High School principal notifies families, offers tips to stay safe to her parents, who called the Federal Way Police 15-year-old Decatur Department. The police High School student are investigating the report reported that she further. escaped an alleged abducThe suspect was detion attempt on Feb. 11. scribed as a Hispanic or The school’s principal mixed-race male, apDavid Brower sent out an proximately email to the 25-35 years old, “The safety of our families of De5-foot-8 with a students, and all catur students stocky build. He children, is our on Feb. 13 has short, darkinforming them first priority. We brown hair and of the incident encourage parents, a mustache. He two days after whenever possible, wore a zip-up, the attempt. to accompany their dark, hooded According sweatshirt pulled children.” to the letter, over his head, David Brower, principal Decatur was blue jeans, sunnotified of the glasses and black alleged abductennis shoes, tion attempt that according to the happened near the intersec- police. tion of Southwest 344th If anyone has informaStreet and 30th Avenue tion regarding this case, Southwest. The high school they are encouraged to student reported that a contact the Federal Way stranger approached her Police Department, detecand grabbed her arm. The tive Michael Coffey at (253) girl was able to get away 835-6777 or Michael.Cofand reach home safely, fey@CityofFederalWay.com which was approximately “The safety of our stu100 yards away from the dents, and all children in incident, according to the our community, is our first Federal Way Police Depart- priority,” Brower wrote. “We ment. encourage parents, whenShe reported the incident [ more ABDUCTION, page 2 ] From staff reports

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One Day Your Way Advancing Leadership Youth (ALY) presented One Day Your Way, an event set to spark interest in learning among middle school students on Tuesday at Federal Way High School. High school students involved in ALY led activities for local middle school students, creating an inspiring experience for students to discover what they love. photos by Lily do, ALY

Federal Way police get tough on DUI drivers in honor of teens killed in crash by Greg Allmain gallmain@fedwaymirror.com

The Federal Way City Council unanimously approved allocating $50,000 for “The Nick and Derek

Project,” a DUI/distracted driving emphasis patrol program named in honor of two Decatur High School students who were killed in 2010 by a drunk driver. The students, Nick King and Derek Hodges, were survived by their families, who were present during the adoption of this new policy at the Council’s Feb.

18 meeting. “This project is designed to prevent incidents such as this in Federal Way,” said Federal Way Police Department (FWPD) interim police Chief Andy Hwang. “The increased emphasis patrols by our officers will undoubtedly make our streets safer and protect our citizens. Each year, we

respond to 2,000 traffic accidents, and 50 DUI collisions. Traffic accidents pose the greatest risk to our citizens, yet are often overlooked, because it happens so often and is deemed ‘non-newsworthy.’” The $50,000 will come from red light photo enforcement fines, according [ more DUI, page 2 ]

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The city of Federal Way announced that people can now apply for Community Enhancement Grants (CEG) at City Hall. The CEGs are aimed at supporting “projects or programs that build and enhance the Federal Way community. Neighborhood associations,

service organizations and other community groups are encouraged to apply.” In 2014, $20,000 is available for CEGs, according to the city. Applications are accepted until March 3. The Human Services Commission will evaluate proposals on March 17 and CEGs will be awarded at the April 1 City Council meeting. For information, visit www.cityoffederalway.com/ CEG or contact Denise Catalano at (253) 835-2651 or denise.catalano@cityoffederalway.com.

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ever possible, to accompany their children. When you feel like your child is old enough to play or walk without your supervision, we strongly recommend that you discuss some safety rules.” Brower listed several tips for parents and students: • Always walk and play with a friend or in a group. • Use sidewalks or paths that are in plain sight of passing cars and surrounding homes or businesses. • Don’t take shortcuts or trails. • Keep your head up and look around – be alert and aware or your surroundings. • Don’t go anywhere with a stranger or get into a stranger’s vehicle. • Don’t allow a stranger to get close enough to reach you. • Yell loudly for help if anyone attempts to force you to go with them. • When at home, keep doors and windows locked and don’t open the door to anyone. • Call 911 if you believe someone is trying to get into your house or yard. • Tell an adult right away if you are approached in an inappropriate way. “Our intention is not to create fear, but to empower children with common-sense practices that can help keep them safe,” Brower wrote.

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to the city’s agenda bill. FWPD Lt. Kurt Schwan, who heads the department’s traffic division, said the funding is needed so the department can have a group of officers committed to just DUI/distracted driving enforcement. “Processing for arresting a subject for DUI takes us anywhere from two to four hours,” Schwan said. “If we take a normal patrol officer off the street for that amount of time, it’s very counterproductive to what we’re trying to do for that officer whose primary goal is to respond to 911 calls. This project will allow us to put additional officers on the street and afford to be able to do that … It takes that burden off the patrol officers. This community, and the Federal Way Police Department, will not tolerate distracted driving and DUIs here in the city.” “With our efforts, through the continuation of the project, we will save lives here,” he added. Randall King, Nick’s father, shared his thoughts on what this project means, saying enforcement is a communitywide issue. “The responsibility is on the municipalities and all of us. The responsibility is on us to enforce this law, so it’s going to take the police departments going after these people, whether it’s drunk driving or texting or speeding, it’s going to take more enforcement to get these people off the streets,” King said. “You won’t be able to take (dangerous driving) away, but you can at least reduce what’s happening. We …appreciate all the efforts you’re making.” King and Hodges were killed in 2010 by Alexander Peder, who was under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol level of .16, when he hit the car that King and Hodges were in. The fatal crash happened three days before the boys were set to graduate from high school. Peder was convicted of two counts of vehicular homicide in April 2011, and was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison. The case was especially troublesome, as Peder had two prior DUI convictions and was driving on a suspended license at the time of the accident.


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A city of Federal Way employee uses a sand blasting machine to remove graffiti from public property on a recent afternoon. chris carrel, City of Federal Way

Workers clean up Pet of the week graffiti backlog from staff reports from staff reports

A key longstanding component of the city of Federal Way’s efforts to keep its neighborhoods and downtown attractive is the city’s graffiti removal program. The city employs two half-time paid positions for graffiti removal, Mei Nong and Jack Johnson. The team removes graffiti from public property and right-of-way. They also remove graffiti from private residential properties, at the property owner’s request (and with a signed waiver for right of entry, waiving liability for the work). The city’s code requires property owners to remove graffiti as it is considered a public nuisance that often generates additional graffiti and can cause negative impacts on neighborhoods and encourage additional crimes. Commercial property owners are responsible for removing graffiti at their own expense. The graffiti removal program recognizes that homeowners may need assistance and so that option is offered. If graffiti is reported to the city, it prompts a code enforcement notice, which begins the cleanup process. Residents can report graffiti to the city by calling (253) 835-2617. The graffiti team uses a sand blasting machine for many walls and hard surfaces that are inappropriate to paint over. The machine was out of service for two months and recently returned to service. So, there has been a growing backlog of graffiti that residents may have noticed. The team is chipping away at the backlog.

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ast week, The Mirror published a story announcing that 20 candidates have applied to fill the seat that Jim Ferrell vacated when he became mayor in January. The story was mostly a list of all the names, with a few details about some of the candidates that our staff was able to compile before our deadline. Since then, we have received phone calls, emails and comments on our website from residents asking an important question: who are these people? “I want to know what their qualifications are and their position on the Performing Arts and Conference Center, how they (would) bring good paying jobs to Federal Way and what they have done in the past to serve Federal Way,” wrote former Councilmember Diana Noble-Gulliford on our website. Reasonable questions. But when I requested for the city to disclose the applications to The Mirror in search of finding these answers, I was met with some resistance. I received a letter from City Clerk Carol McNeilly on Feb. 13, stating that city council members “are considered employees as they are paid for their service.” McNeilly cited RCW 42.56.250, which states that applications for public employment are exempt from public inspection and disclosure. I was shocked that we were unable to obtain this valuable information – details that would inform residents about what kind of person would be stepping up to lead Federal Way and make decisions that directly impact them. And the last time I checked, city council members are elected or appointed officials – not employees. Yes, they do receive a stipend. However, applications for appointment to a vacant council position should be treated differently than a standard employment application because there is a difference. I consulted with our attorney, as well as Nancy Krier, the assistant attorney general for open government, who both agreed. Krier noted that during a campaign for public office, a candidate must publicly disclose certain information in his/her declaration of candidacy, as well as provide the public information in filings with the Public Disclosure Commission. “In my view, the appointment process to fill a vacancy for an elected position on a city council is the ‘functional equivalent’ of a campaign,” Krier said, adding, “Public disclosure of an application to fill an elected position therefore presents very [ more COUNCIL page 6 ] Carrie Rodriguez

Ideas to polish Federal Way’s character The heading of a recent letter, “Proposed large apartment complex will destroy Federal Way’s character,” inspired me to write, not about the apartment complex, but about the character of Federal Way. I don’t think we’ve shown a lot of notable character recently. Mostly everything is about wrangling for and about money. I have a couple of ideas that would cost very little and very likely would boost the city’s esteem. Trivial

Some leaders inspire, others miss opportunities to lead We expect a lot from our leaders. First and foremost, we expect them to lead, rather than always play it safe. But leadership has many faces and styles, and it isn’t just Democratic or Republican. True leadership doesn’t always mean everyone agrees with the direction, decision or even the point of view. Leadership can also be viewed in different angles and prisms, depending on our own political leanings. Frequently, there is a political gain, other times it is thought to be simply the right thing to do. Usually it involves risk. Rarely have we seen a period that provided so many contrasting points of view on leadership as we have in the last few weeks. From applause to disappointment to condemnation, each example has been greeted in different ways. Leadership can be bold and dramatic, if unexpected, such as Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement that he would suspend executions while he was governor. The issue was far from the center of current political or policy debate. But Inslee felt strongly about the issue. Although the immediate impact on him may be minimal, he also knew going public could be a political problem for legislators from his party that are up for election this year. Opposing Republicans immediately took him to task and discussed introducing legislation to curb his authority. Families of victims criticized him. It will be a major issue in his next election. And leadership can be viewed with different perceptions. Were conservative Republican state Sen. Don Benton, Pam Roach and Janea Hol-

mquist leading when they announced they would no longer vote with their party on all matters, just to maintain unity, because they disagreed with some of the decisions of a more moderate leadership? Or were they throwing the upper chamber in to disarray by putting their own views ahead of the common good? Speaker of the House of the Representatives John Boehner certainly exercised leadership, though possibly to his detriment, by his decision to defy members of the Tea Party and work with Democrats to lift the debt ceiling until after the election. Now some want to strip him of the speakership. President Barack Obama also was showing leadership, and maybe echoing Boehner, when he said if the Congress didn’t start acting on his proposals, he would use executive directives to avoid gridlock where he could to advance his agenda. In his search for a community-unifying answer, Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell demonstrated leadership when he appointed a panel to look at the Performing Arts and Conference Center (PACC) and provide objective, substantive ideas. Some Ferrell supporters voted for the new mayor because he said the PACC would take resources from more important needs. They want him to simply put a stop to it. But being a candidate running for office, and actually governing a divided city, can be two different things. Former school board President Danny Peterson exhibited leadership and selflessness when he acknowledged family and job constraints were Bob Roegner

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To submit an item or photo for publication: email editor@federalwaymirror.com. Letters may be edited for style, clarity and length. as it might seem to many people, discontinuing the use of plastic shopping bags is the right thing to do. Despite concerted effort in education and outreach, it’s apparent that a large number of grocery shoppers are resistant to the use of reusable bags. It’s unfortunate that responsibility needs to be mandated, but we need to join other cities who have taken this positive step. No need for studies; they’ve been done. I suppose we could have a special elec-

tion for this, but isn’t that what the mayor and the City Council are for? While the debate about the Performing Arts and Conference Center continues, we could be using our many empty storefronts in creative ways to energize the economy and our community. This could be happening right now. There have been several different projects created in other cities, such as ours, to make use of all that wasted space. Federal Way has

way more than its share of empty storefronts. They are dismal and depressing. The Federal Way Arts Council could inject some fresh air into stagnant and unhealthy areas. Landlords could benefit from increased traffic and more interest in their properties. And this proposal would definitely not cost millions of dollars, nor become a political issue. These are only a couple of ideas for polishing the character of Federal Way. They are ideas that do not require

hundreds of thousands of dollars for studies, nor millions in building costs. I hope they are ideas worth considering.

Hilary King, Federal Way

City lacks strategic vision Virtually every city in America professes the objective of attracting companies with high-paying jobs. Most will fail and, on its present course, that includes Federal Way. The fundamental problem is the disconnect between stating an objective and achieving it. Most often [ more LETTERS page 7 ]


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more than he expected and volunteered to turn the leadership of the board over to someone else. After a year of significant community discord over several board decisions, two new board members, and now a third board president in just a few months, stability and cooperation between the board members was desperately needed. In what could have become an even more impressive act of leadership by blending the old and new board members and signaling a new harmony by burying some hard feelings, Peterson nominated Claire Wilson. Peterson replaced Wilson in a palace coup a few months ago. But then Peterson voted against Wilson and for new board member Carol Gregory, who was elected president of

have ended in a tie vote since one member was absent. But skilled, mature leadership behind the scenes by all the board members could have presented a completely different picture of the board than the one we are left with. Leadership is a trait you learn by watching others rise to the occasion. Much of what we witnessed these past few weeks was true leadership, and you should appreciate it even if you disagree with some of it. We learned a lot about our leaders and who they are. Sometimes they inspire us, sometimes they disappoint us and sometimes they miss an opportunity to lead.

application essay questions will be disclosed the morning of the interviews on March 1 “in fairness to all applicants.” If that information is not exempt from disclosure, then, why can’t the city disclose that information to the public sooner? How is that fair to the applicants or the public? I strongly urge city attorney Pat Richardson and Mayor Jim Ferrell to reconsider disclosing the applications and make them publicly available to the greatest extent possible. Residents need to be informed of who the candidates are so they have enough time to let city officials know who they support before March 1. I also urge the city to include a disclaimer on all Council applications in the future, which states these documents are available to the public.

different and weightier policy considerations as compared to disclosure of an application for a typical public employee position.” Other cities interpret the law that McNeilly cited differently. When I was an editor for a Kirkland newspaper, for example, the city released nearly 20 candidate’s applications for a vacant Council seat. The bottom line is, the city of Federal Way is doing a disservice to residents by withholding the applications. It is also unfair to the candidates themselves as The Mirror is only able to report on those candidates that our staff knows about. McNeilly said the written responses to the

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federal way national little league hosting tryouts saturday Federal Way National Little League is still taking registration and conducting tryouts for Majors (12-under) level baseball and ability assessments for AAA level (9-11) play. The last day for Majors registration and tryouts is Saturday. You have to register on-line for the spring season at www.eteamz.com/ fwnll/. The final tryout for 9 and 10 year olds will be from 9:40 to 11:30 a.m. and for 11 and 12 year olds from 11:10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The child must be registered before trying out. For more information, visit www. eteamz/fwnll/.

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Wrestling: Senior-led Gators ready for title run? Decatur sending 11 to the Mat Classic and enters as the favorite in Class 3A By CASEY OLSON sports@fedwaymirror.com

There are nine gold banners strewn across the gymnasium at Decatur High School, each one representing a state team championship. The Decatur wrestling team is hoping to add to that prestigious collection this weekend. The Gators enter today’s Mat Classic inside the Tacoma Dome as the favorite to bring home the program’s first-ever state title. If Decatur were to hang another one of those gold ban“It’s doable, but ners, a group of there are no six hard-working guarantees. It seniors will lead the would be nice for way for the Gators. them. But these Trysten Dawson kids have to be (120 pounds), perfect to win it.” Keoni Aparis (138), Decatur head coach Dennis Good (145), Christian Aragon Mike Bressler (152), Brandon Zimmerman (160) and Max Henry (195) have spent countless hours on and off the Decatur wrestling mats, with the ultimate goal of winning a state title in the back of their minds. “These seniors were just average kids early on and just came through the program and are now successful,” said longtime head coach Mike Bressler. “They have worked very hard.” “We knew coming into the season that it would be hard-working,” Aparis said. “Decatur wresting has expectations for all of us.” According to the website WashingtonWrestlingReport.com, Decatur is predicted to tally 118 points during the Mat

Decatur senior Christian Aragon will be one of six seniors and 11 overall Gators wrestling at this weekend’s Mat Classic state championships inside the Tacoma Dome. The Gators are a favorite to win the Class 3A team title. casey olson, The Mirror Classic, followed closely by Bonney Lake (112), Mount Spokane (112) and North Central (111). The site’s rankings are based upon a hypothetical state tournament, with the final placings derived from the current individual rankings. Needless to say, those arbitrary rankings before the state tournament mean absolutely nothing, according to Bressler and his wrestlers. “We don’t care about ranking at all,” said Aparis. “We have used them toward getting better.” But that doesn’t mean that winning a state team championship hasn’t entered the minds of the

six seniors, along with five more underclassmen who will wrestle at the Mat Classic, as well as the Decatur coaching staff. “It’s doable, but there are no guarantees,” said Bressler, who won a pair of individual state titles during his prep days at Evergreen. “It would be nice for them. But these kids have to be perfect to win it. We can’t be satisfied with just getting there. The bottom line is they are going to have to beat people they aren’t supposed to beat.” Helping the Gators’ cause is the hunger the program feels after finishing in second place inside the Tacoma Dome a season ago.

Decatur finished just four points shy of snagging the program’s first state team championship. Sunnyside won the 3A crown with 142.5 points, compared to the Gators’ 138.5. “That didn’t sit real well with these kids,” Bressler said of the second-place finish. “It gave us a goal to shoot for and they have been working all year for it. This is why we wrestled such a tough schedule. They have been beating the toughest kids all year.” “We didn’t take that real easy,” Zimmerman said of the runnerup position in 2013. “That kind of started our work ethic. We all [ more wrestling page 9 ]

Basketball: Beamer girls and boys Swimming: Anderson earn automatic berths to regional hoping to make splash at first 4A state meet By CASEY OLSON

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The Todd Beamer boys and girls basketball teams are both headed to the Class 4A Regional Basketball Tournament. The eighth-ranked boys beat district rival Federal Way Saturday in a West Central/ Southwest District quarterfinal, 64-59, and the third-ranked girls beat up Kentridge, 55-42, also on Saturday. On the boys’ side, the Eagles cost Beamer a perfect 16-0 regular season in the South Puget Sound League South Division. But the Titans weren’t going to let Federal Way cost them a berth into Regionals, which will include the top-16 teams in the state.

Beamer sophomore Nia Alexander led the Titans to an automatic berth into the 4A Regional Tournament. Beamer (18-4) got 32 points from senior Bogdon Bliznyuk and the SPSL South Most Valuable Player brought the Titans

back from a 12-point third-quarter deficit Saturday at Auburn High School. The win over Federal Way sent the Titans into the district semifinals, where they played Stadium Thursday (after press time). Midway through the third quarter, the Eagles held a 44-32 lead. But, from that point on, Beamer outscored Federal Way, 31-15. The Eagles’ season ended Tuesday with a 71-61 loss to South Kitsap in a loser-out contest. After Beamer took a 58-56 lead, Federal Way junior Malik Montoya connected on a pair of free throws with a little over two minutes left to tie the game. Montoya, a first-team, All-SPSL [ more basketball page 9 ]

old USA Swimming record in the event set by Gray Umbach (49.20). Anderson’s King Aquatic Club There were plenty of expecta200 medley relay team set another tions for Thomas Anderson when record in 2012 with a time of he entered Federal Way 1:52.78. Anderson swam High School as a freshman the leadoff backstroke leg. this fall. Anderson is hoping Anderson has put toto bring home a pair of gether an ultra-impressive individual state titles this youth swimming career, weekend for the Eagles at which has included two the Class 4A State Boys separate National Age Swimming ChampionGroup Records. As a Thomas Anderson ships at the King County 14-year-old, Anderson Aquatic Center. became the first swimmer Anderson enters as the in the 13-14 age group to swim top seed in the 50-yard freestyle under 49 seconds in the 100-yard with a preliminary time of 21.26, backstroke with a time of 48.73 in [ more swimming page 9 ] March. Anderson’s time broke the By CASEY OLSON

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Team Celski Blog: Sochi shopping This blog, which can be read in its entirety at fedwaymirror.com, is written to keep the people of Federal Way informed about one of the city’s sons, shorttrack speedskater J.R. Celski and the experience of his parents, Bob and Sue, during the Olympics. By Bob Celski For the Mirror

Thursday, Feb. 20

Wednesday the sun came back out and it was another great and busy day. We started out by taking the bus from the hotel to the Adler train station and took some pictures of the Black Sea again. Then we took a bus to downtown Adler, a quaint little town center. The massive Olympic Coastal Park is located at the South end of the town. Looking past the Olympic Park to the south is the country of Georgia, not five kilometers away. You would never know we are so close to Georgia. We shopped, and shopped. I’ll admit, I’m not a shopper unless I’m looking for souvenirs. This was an enjoyable experience as

[ basketball from p 8] South selection, finished with a team-high 24 points for the Eagles. But the Titans ended the game with a 6-1 run to finalize the score. Bliznyuk was the only Beamer player in double figures during the contest. Charles Frazier had eight and Ferron Flavors finished with seven points. Federal Way got 17 points from Adrian Davis and 10 from Christian Jones, to go along with Montoya.

there was booth after booth to check out the wares. We found absolutely everything we were looking for, and filled my backpack with stuff. Probably way overpaid, but prices were cheaper than at the Olympic store in the park. We took our time in the nice weather. Next thing you know, Chris says, “Hey dad, isn’t that Lester Holt over there?” Sure enough Lester Holt was shopping too, along with a camera crew. Lester is one of the news anchors of NBC Nightly News along with Brian Williams. We watch him all the time. Not being bashful, Sue and I went up to Lester and introduced ourselves, saying we are the parents of J.R. He knew of J.R. right away, so we started a nice, long conversation about how our experience here is NOTHING like it was supposed to be as portrayed in the media prior to the games. He too has really enjoyed himself here when breaking away from the NBC Nightly News cast. Before we knew it, his crew chief Kim asks us if we wouldn’t mind

Beamer split its two 4A South Puget Sound League games with the Eagles, with Federal Way winning 67-64 on Feb. 9 at Beamer in the final game of the regular season. Beamer came into the game 15-0 in the SPSL South.

Girls basketball

The third-ranked Todd Beamer girls are headed to the Regional Tournament for the second time in the program’s history. The Titans secured the bid with a 55-42 win over

[ wrestling from page 8] came into the wrestling season in good shape.” “We used it toward getting better,” Aragon said. “We don’t care about rankings at all.” The Gators’ school-record 11 state tournament qualifiers has been led by the foursome of seniors Dawson and Zimmerman, along with junior Isaiah Diggs and sophomore Leviticus Arizpe. All four snagged regional championships last weekend and all boast 32 or more wins on the season. The 126-pound Arizpe (35-1) avenged his only loss of the season with an 8-1 win over Lakes’ Andrew Ramirez at regionals. Ramirez upset Arizpe in the final of the SPSL 3A Tournament. Diggs, who was the SPSL 3A’s All-Purpose Player of the Year in football, is 34-3 on the season and pinned Aparis in the 138-pound regional championship. Dawson (32-4) dominated the

Decatur will compete at state gymnastics after finishing second 1A/2A/3A West Central District Championships (Saturday)

Bob and Sue Celski pose for a photo with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt while shopping near Sochi. courtesy celski family

being interviewed for an NBC Nightly News segment they will be airing in the next few days. We were totally willing, in an effort to tell the true story of what is going on here in Sochi. It was a spur-of-the moment thing but a lot of fun. After shopping, I packed all our stuff in my backpack and we took a train back to the Olympic Park...

Team scores (top 3 to state)—1. Enumclaw 172.375; 2. Decatur 160.05; 3. North Kitsap 153.425; 4. Port Angeles 150.95; 5. Hazen 141.3 Vault—1. Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 9.525; 2. Victoria Hernandez, Enumclaw, 9.4; 3. Anna Paradee, Decatur, 9.35. Bars—1. Victoria Hernandez, Enumclaw, 9.0; 2. Kiley McCain, Sumner, 8.4; 3. Emily Berte, Enumclaw, 8.075. Beam—1. Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 9.175; 2. Victoria Hernandez, Enumclaw, 9.1; 3. Anna Paradee, Decatur, 8.3 Floor—1. Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 9.475; 2. Hailey Taylor, Bonney Lake, 9.4; 3. Emily Berte, Enumclaw, 9.35. All-Around—1. Victoria Hernandez, Enumclaw, 36.725; 2. Olivia Bannerot, Enumclaw, 36.175; 3. Emily Berte, Enumclaw, 34.8.

State Gymnastics

Where: Exhibition Hall of the Tacoma Dome Schedule: Friday – 3A team and all-around are from 1:30 to 4:25 p.m. 4A team and all-around are from 6:20 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday – All individual event finalists compete from 11:20 a.m. until 3 p.m. 2013 team champions: 4A – Woodinville. 3A/2A/1A – Enumclaw. Tickets: Daily passes are $15 for adults, and $11 for students and senior citizens. Weekend passes are $23 for adults, and $17 for students and senior citizens.

Kentridge Saturday in the pions got 21 points from quarterfinals of the West sophomore Nia Alexander. Central/Southwest District But it was a career-high Tournament. 17 points from Giavanni Beamer (22-1) Flowers that jumped all over proved to be the Kentridge, the difference. Flowers third-place team finished with five from the SPSL 3-pointers during North, in the first the game. She quarter. The Titans had only scored took a 13-7 lead in double figures after the first quarBogdon Bliznyuk in three games ter and extended this season for the the lead to 31-18 at Titans. halftime. Beamer cruised Beamer took on Bellarin the second half. mine Prep Lions Thursday The SPSL South chamin the district semifinal

120-pound bracket last weekend, pinning Timberline’s Gage George in the first round. Zimmerman moved to 33-4 at 160 pounds, with a 41-second pin of Lincoln’s Murad Vagabov for the regional title. “We have a much greater desire this year,” Zimmerman said. “Our goal is to take state. It would be awesome to win the title at Decatur.” Also helping the Gators is that six of the 11 wrestlers have qualified for the Mat Classic before, which is a huge advantage. The Mat Classic, which is best described as a wrestling extravaganza, draws nearly 900 wrestlers from every nook and cranny of the state, more than 25,000 fans and media from more than 125 newspapers, television and radio stations. The grapplers, both boys and girls, compete on 24 wrestling mats strewn across the humongous Tacoma Dome floor.

The pressure of competing under the bright lights of the Mat Classic can sometimes affect firsttime wrestlers. “It’s just another match,” said Good, who is 29-6 this season. “That’s how you have to look at it. You can’t let all the hype get to you.” “To win state is the ultimate goal,” Dawson said. “But there is a lot that can happen. We are just going to take it one match at a time.” But the 11 Decatur wrestlers won’t be the only Federal Way school district representatives at the Mat Classic. On the Class 4A side, the Todd Beamer Titans will be sending a solid seven wrestlers to Tacoma, led by regional champions Jordan Rhodes (120) and Haftom Tafere (132). Other Beamer qualifiers are Brett Dykman (113), Brian Dykman (126), Sean Van Earwage (138), Adrian Avena (145) and

(after press time). Skyview played Mount Rainier, who handed the Titans’ their lone defeat of the season in the SPSL Championship game, in the other semifinal. The district championship game will be at noon at Pacific Lutheran University Saturday. Beamer lost to Arlington in the Regional round last season, 50-42, with a state berth on the line. The Titans have never played a game at the Class 4A State Tournament.

K.J. Skannal (195). Brett Dykman and Van Eagwage both lost in regional championship matches last Saturday. Federal Way and Jefferson will both be represented by one wrestler. The Eagles’ Andrezj HughesMurray lost in the regional final at 220 pounds and TJ’s Heng Yon finished fourth at 170. On the girls’ side of the tournament, the district contingent will again be led by Beamer’s Arian Carpio. The junior will be shooting for her third-straight state-championship match appearance. Carpio finished second as a freshman and won the 118-pound title last season. The loss as a ninth-grader is the only loss of her high school career. She will be wrestling at 124 pounds this weekend. Jefferson’s Jasmine Pleasant is also coming off a regional championship last weekend. The freshman won the 112-pound bracket

which outdistances secondplace Chase Bublitz from Kentridge (21.48). Anderson is also the second-ranked swimmer in the 100 backstroke (51.24) behind Curtis’ Brian Woodbury (49.69). Anderson started swimming competitively at the age of 11 and now is in the pool seven days a week for three to four hours every day. He has been with the vaunted King Aquatic Club since he was 12. Anderson will be joined inside the Aquatic Center by Federal Way teammates Robert Hughes, Spencer Berry and Chris Flores. Hughes will swim in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley and Berry will compete in the 100 butterfly. The foursome will also compete together in the 200 medley relay, the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. A pair of Decatur divers will be competing in the 1-meter event at the state championships. Junior Jordan Nelson enters the competition as the sixth-ranked diver with a preliminaryround score of 330.95 and senior Evan Sobus is ninth with 310.40.

State Swimming/Diving

When, where: Friday and Saturday, King County Aquatic Center, Federal Way Schedule: Friday – 4A preliminaries are from 9:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday; 3A preliminaries from 6:15 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. Saturday – 4A finals start at 10 a.m.; and 3A finals start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: Daily passes are $9 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens. Weekend passes are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens.

with a 5-1 decision over Puyallup’s Brooklyn Bartleson. The Federal Way girls qualified four for the Mat Classic, including Ana Sanchez (106), Evelyn Lafferty (118), Tally Thomas (155) and Fernanda Carmona (170).

MAT CLASSIC XXVI

Where: Tacoma Dome Schedule: Friday – First session is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Second session (including quarterfinals) is from 4 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday – Third session (including semifinals, and all stateplacing matches) is from 10 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. The championship round kicks off at 5:15 p.m. 2013 state team champions: 4A – Lake Stevens. 3A – University. Girls – Warden. Tickets: Daily passes are $15 for adults, and $11 for students and seniors. Weekend passes are $23 (adults) and $17 (students/ senior citizens).


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School board reviews early learning programs by Greg Allmain gallmain@fedwaymirror.com

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ith an increased push towards “early learning development” at both the state and federal levels, Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) has been working to get the district’s early learning program up to speed. Early learning encompasses pre-kindergarten through third grade and FWPS Director of Early Learning Luisa SanchezNilsen stressed the importance of early learning for students. “Why (pre-kindergarten) through third grade?” Sanchez-Nilsen asked during her presentation to the board on Feb. 11. “Because the first 2,000 days matter. For every dollar spent at the beginning of the year, it’s a return investment of $8-$9 dollars. We’ll also see that as we address this through comprehensive approaches, that can lead to preventing and closing achievement gaps, and have higher education rates.” Sanchez-Nilsen said that children not proficient in needed skills by the end of third grade are four times more likely not to graduate on time. “As we look at this through a national lens, this (also holds) true … When we look at proficiency in reading in the United States, (that proficiency) continues to be unacceptably low for low-income students and students of color,” Sanchez-Nilsen shared. In Federal Way, Sanchez-Nilsen noted the district currently has 1,800 students in all-day kindergarten, and averages about 1,600 students per grade level from kindergarten to third grade. For this school year, SanchezNilsen’s department has focused on six schools as part of the federal Race to the Top program: Lake Grove, Mark Twain, Mirror Lake, Olympic View, Wildwood and Sunnycrest. According to SanchezNilsen, 80 percent of the students in those schools are on the free or reduced lunch program, and 50 percent of the students in those schools are students of color. The district also targeted these particular schools because at the beginning of the school year, 50

percent of the students at those schools were not meeting benchmarks for reading, writing and math. To address the issues at the six schools, and eventually all of the elementary schools in the district, the Early Learning Department follows the district’s

early learning plan, said Sanchez-Nilsen. That plan is the outcome of collaborative work between the district, Thrive by Five, the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington State Department of Early Learning.

Part of the program involves bringing in Early Care and Education (ECE) providers (pre-school, etc.) into the fold, so those providers can align their teaching with the district and vice versa, she added.

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LEGAL NOTICES ORDINANCE SUMMARY At their February 18, 2014 Regular Meeting, the Federal Way City Council passed the following ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 14-759 AN ORDINANCE of the City of Federal Way, Washington, renewing the six month moratorium imposed by Ordinance 13-747 on Group Homes Type III and other activities involved in the City’s review and permitting of sex offender housing. The full text of the ordinance is available by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 253-835-2540. Copies will be mailed upon request, in accordance with the City’s fee schedule. Dated: February 18, 2014 Carol McNeilly, CMC, City Clerk Published in the Federal Way Mirror: February 21, 2014 FWM 2109

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Public Comment Period: The Substantial Amendment to the 2012 Annual Action Plan will be made available at the Mayor’s Office in Federal Way City Hall, on the City of Fede r a l W a y ’s w e b s i t e : w w w . c i t y o f f e d e r a l way.com/CDBG, and at the Federal Way Public Library beginning on Thursday, February 20, 2014, which is the start of the required minimum 30-day public comment period. Comments will be accepted until the close of the public hearing on April 1, 2014. City Council action on this amendment is scheduled to take place after the Public Hearing to be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:00 P.M in Council Chambers, City Hall. Citizen Participation: As outlined in the Consolidated Plan 2012-2016, substantial amendments to the Consolidated Plan and/or Annual Action Plan are required when changes of 10% or more in the use of CDBG funds are proposed to move from one activity to another eligible activity or when projects are added or deleted from the plan. When a substantial amendment is proposed, the City of Federal Way will provide citizens with a minimum 30-day notice and public comment period prior to City Council’s approval and prior to the implementation of the amendment. The City Council will consider any comments or views of citizens presented in writing, via e-mail or orally at the public hearing. The comments will be included as an attachment to the substantial amendment. Please direct written comments and questions to: Jay Bennett City of Federal Way Community Services Office 33325 8th Avenue S Federal Way, Washington 98003 Jay.Bennett@cityoffederalway.com (253) 835-2650 The publication date in the Federal Way Mirror is scheduled for Friday, February 21, 2014. **The City Council Chambers is physically accessible. Please call Carol McNeilly, City Clerk at (253) 835-2540 at least two business days in advance to request accommodation. For TDD relay service call 1-800-833-6388/TDD or 1-800-833-6384/voice. This notice will be translated into alternative formats for individuals with disabilities and/or foreign languages, upon request. Published in the Federal Way Mirror February 21, 2014. FWM 2108

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*2 AKC WESTIE PUPS* Puppy Kisses for sale t h i s Va l e n t i n e ’s D ay ! We s t H i g h l a n d W h i t e Te r r i e r, yo u c a n ’ t g o wrong with a Westie! Ready to go, 8 week old males $1,000. Call with questions 360-402-6261.

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AKC WEST HIGHLAND White Terr iers, These four boys are beyond cute and full of “Westitude”. These guys are healthy, lively puppies from parents who are fantastic family pets. We a r e ex p e r i e n c e d breeders with over 35 years experience. Ready to go 3/7/2014 for the d i s c r i m i n a t i n g bu ye r. $1,000 each. Rochester Advertise your 360 273-9325. upcoming garage

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AKC ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS - Gorgeous White w/ Brindle AKC Registered Puppies. READY to find a new loving home. Socialized, H e a l t h y, S h o t s & wormed, Potty & Crate trained. CHAMPION BLOODLINES $2,000. Call Kristy Comstock @ 425-220-0015 MINI AUSSIE Purebred Pups, raised in family home, sweet parents, 1st shots, wormed, dew claws & tails done, many colors, $395 & up, good4u219@gmail.com 360-550-6827 ROTTWEILERS, Purebred German, AKC Papered. $800. HUGE & Great with Kids. 425280-2662. Serious Inquiries only.

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Community CALENDAR Feb. 21

Lions Club rummage sale: The Lions Club is holding a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 22 at the North Lake Improvement Club, 33228 38th Ave. S., Federal Way. Proceeds go towards the Lions Club special dictionary project. Cultural Fair and Canned Food Drive at TJ: Thomas Jefferson High School will host its third annual Cultural Fair/Canned Food Drive from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 21 at the school. All are welcome to attend and bring a cultural dish (provided all ingredients are listed that were used to make the dish) along with canned food. There will be food, music, cultural dances, and spoken word. The donated canned food products will be distributed to families that students have identified as needing the assistance.

Feb. 22

Town Hall, Freeman: Join state Rep. Roger Freeman to discuss pending legislation and to share your ideas and priorities for the 2014 session. The town hall event will run from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at Poverty Bay Café, 1108 322nd Place, Federal Way. For information, call Martin Moore, legislative aide, at (360) 786-7830. Town Hall, Kochmar: Join state Rep. Linda Kochmar for one of her town hall meetings on Saturday, Feb. 22. Meetings will be held at

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March 1

Dr. Seuss Pancake Breakfast: The first Dr. Seuss Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on March 1 at Sherwood Forest Elementary School, 34600 12th Ave. SW, Federal Way. Breakfast will be served and will include pancakes, green eggs and ham, fruit, applesauce, hot chocolate, juice and tea or coffee. The event will also include reading, play, and a student performance of “The Lorax.” Breakfast cost is $5 per person, under 5 free, with a maximum charge of $20 per family. Advance reservations are recommended. For more information, call (253) 945-3800. Annual Auction: The 10th annual Thomas Jefferson High School RPM Auction will be held from 5-9 p.m. March 1 at Emerald Downs in Auburn. The event will include a silent and live auction with items such as a football signed by Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson and an African safari. Tickets may be purchased at the high school finance office with cash or check. To pay by credit card, call (253) 945-5964. For more information, contact Karen Wylie at (206) 200-8277 or at willywylies@msn.com. Federal Way Symphony concert: The Federal Way Symphony’s

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March 12

Backyard Chickens Workshop: Seattle Tilth will share tips and techniques on how to raise backyard chickens, including important considerations in caring for a small flock of hens in limited space including chicken physiology, behavior, health, nutrition and housing. City of Federal Way Community and Economic Development will explain code and restrictions for urban livestock, such as chickens, ducks, rabbits, bees and goats. The workshop runs from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12 in the City Hall Council chambers, 33325 Eighth Ave. S. The cost is free.

March 22

Scouting for Food: Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be in Federal Way neighborhoods “scouting for food” – collecting food donations for local food banks, traditionally low this time of year. They will be scouting for food from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22. If you don’t see them at your door, you can bring food donations to Jet Chevrolet at 35700 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way, which is also the site of the Hylebos District Annual Pinewood Derby. After food donations are collected, the racing

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March 27

Annual Spring Fashion Show: St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary’s annual spring fashion show “Girls, Pearls and Studs” will take place on Thursday, March 27 at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way. The luncheon show runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the dinner show from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 each and proceeds benefit the music and healing program. For questions and reservations, email SFHAux@ aol.com.

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Free tax preparation: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older. Walk-ins are welcome from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at the Federal Way Regional Library, located at 34200 First Way S., Federal Way. For information, call (253) 838-3668. Computer classes for seniors: The Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 352nd St. S., Auburn, hosts several classes that teach the basics of personal computers, including Windows and other programs. To learn more about costs and schedules, contact Larry Malcom at lgmalcom@live.com or (253) 839-5418. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden: The blooming world-class garden is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at 2525 S. 336th St. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors/stu-

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Single Seniors Dine Out: Single seniors ages 55-plus are welcome to join this group for a monthly dinner. The next dinner will be held from 5:30-7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Black Bear Diner, 32065 Pacific Highway S. Join the group for a meal and to chat with folks you may have something in common with. For information, call (253) 332-4126. Chess Club: The club meets from 8-9:15 a.m. on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month at the LDS Church building, room 13, 841 S. 308th St., Federal Way. For information, visit www. facebook.com/FWChessClub. Town Criers Toastmasters Club: Polish your public speaking and leadership skills at this weekly meeting, which runs 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Thursdays at Panera Bread restaurant, 2107 S. 320th St. Contact toastmaster2577@gmail. com or (253) 735-5749. The St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary: Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Medical Office Building, located next to St. Francis Hospital. Social Time is 6:30 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. Call Andrea at (253) 944-7960. South King County GlutenFree Support Group: These

free meetings are held 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Marlene’s Market and Deli, 2565 South Gateway Center Place, Federal Way. Speakers include respected dietitians, naturopaths, restaurant owners and more. Contact alandnanherg@ hotmail.com or (253) 839-3499. Crazy Quilters of Federal Way: Group meets second and fourth Thursdays, starting with social hour at 6 p.m., at Emeritus Assisted Living, 31002 14th Ave. South, Federal Way. Call (253) 344-1767. Federal Way Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group: Meetings are 6:30 to 8 p.m. first Wednesday of the month at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church, 1829 S. 308th St. Call Janet Ross at (253) 838-4658. Adolescents of Divorce: Space is available in an adolescent patient divorce group for kids ages 10-17. The group meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 33919 Ninth Ave. S., Suite 201. The cost is $32 for a group. Initial assessment with a therapist will be conducted prior to the first group. Contact Tracey Hunt at (253) 3352412.

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The first “Neighborhood Connection” meeting, a policy initiative of Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell, is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at Brigadoon Elementary. Ferrell’s chief of staff Brian Wilson outlined the agenda during Tuesday’s Council meeting for the first meeting at Brigadoon. “The agenda for the Brigadoon meeting will be first, a welcome/introduction of elected officials and staff that are present,” he said. “We’ll have a presentation on dispute resolution availability through the Federal Way Municipal Court and the liaisons and relationships the court has to assist in neighborhood dispute resolution.” Wilson said Ferrell will share his “vision for the future” at the meeting, and that there will also be presentations from the city’s Public Works and Police departments. Special to the Brigadoon meeting will be information on a number of homeowners associations present in Brigadoon’s surrounding neighborhoods. Finally, Wilson said, community members will have opportunities to ask city representatives questions and hear answers, and hopefully engage in a constructive dialogue. Ferrell noted that it’s expected Council members will also be present for the meetings.

Eight Federal Way High School students earned awards in the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers regional contest. Two students, Delaney Brown and Kenai Brazier, will move on to the national competition. Other students recognized include Gwen Gabert, Kyle Dinkins, Minji Kim, Lynsey Yunker, Thomas Hernandez and Anna Embuscado.

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esidents of the neighborhood directly adjacent to Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) old “bus barn” site on South 320th expressed their concerns to the board of directors on Feb. 11, saying Bellevuebased DevCo’s proposed “High Point” project of retail/multi-family units is a bad fit for the neighborhood. As the project stands now, DevCo would construct 15 buildings containing 308 dwelling units, 19,196 square feet of groundfloor commercial space, and 10,807 square feet of ground-floor common space, with the buildings ranging between 3-6 stories high. A common theme among all the residents was the effect the proposed High Point apartment/retail complex will have on the neighborhood and the children already there, and the children who would likely inhabit the High Point project. “I live right next to the school bus barn where this is supposed to go in,” said Leah Boehm-Brady. “Where are the children going to play in this thing? (If) we’re talking about happy children … there’s no outdoor area at all. Where’s a mother going to take her kids? Are they going to walk a half mile?” Boehm-Brady also stressed that the residents who will be directly impacted by the project have been

in their homes for decades and that she, and her fellow residents, feel the project will have an adverse affect on the neighborhood. “They’ve lived in this little neighborhood, and it’s this great little neighborhood that’ll be destroyed by this development,” she said. “So,

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you’ve got a community who lives nearby, and people who live further away, who are very upset about this. And they ask you, and we ask you, respectfully, to let it die, and let’s come up with something better. Let’s be inventive. At this point, in our city … do we want to look at what could become tenements in 10 years?” Boehm-Brady proposed that the district allow a purchase/sale agreement the district has with DevCo to expire, saying that the agreement is set to expire on April 15. According to district spokeswoman Debra Stenberg, this option is not viable because the district is in a “legally binding contract” at this point.

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Dianne Ferguson expressed concerns about the foot traffic the project would likely generate, especially along 320th and Eighth Avenue. “This only has two entrances off of 320th, there’s no other entrance or exit, it’s all 320th,” Ferguson said. “So you’ll have all these elementary kids walking down 320th, and if you’ve ever walked down 320th … the cars on 320th go by really fast. And I’d just hate to see elementary kids having to walk down 320th and then over to Eighth Avenue to reach Mirror Lake (Elementary School).” Ferguson also pointed out that high school-aged kids would have to use 320th and then Pacific Highway to get to Federal Way High School. “I just don’t think that is an appropriate place to put our future kids in our neighborhood,” she said. Jeanne Epp, a longtime teacher who recently retired after 31 years in the district, said she’s concerned about the effect the likely influx of children would have on Mirror Lake Elementary, the school nearest the proposed project. “I spoke with the secretary at Mirror Lake, who told me there’s 440 students currently there. And there are six portables,” she said. “I was fortunate enough, when I was at Mirror Lake, to have a lovely classroom and I also had a wonderful classroom at Lake Dolloff … Our children deserve to be educated in a wonderful environment and a safe environment.” Epp also said there are at least three registered sex offenders listed as living on Eighth Avenue, which puts them near both Mirror Lake and the proposed project.

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Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: Juvenile arrested: At 2:07 a.m. on Feb. 16 in the 35000 block of 16th Ave. S., a juvenile male was arrested after he assaulted his mother during an argument. Man robbed: At 3:14 a.m. on Feb. 16 in the 28000 block of Military Road S., an unknown male suspect robbed a man. According to the report, the suspect implied he had a knife on him when he robbed the victim. Not-so-good samaritan: At 9:26 a.m. on Feb. 16 in the 33000 block of 21st Ave. SW, a man accidentally left his wallet on the counter during a purchase at a store. The man left and later realized he had left his wallet. When he returned to the store, the wallet had been turned in. According to the report, however, whoever had turned the wallet in stole $840 and the victim’s social security card. The report notes the store had video surveillance of a possible suspect. Dog attack: At 11:35 a.m. on Feb. 16 in the 400 block of SW 305th St., the victim was attacked by

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his or her neighbor’s dog. The report notes the dog owner was issued a citation. Father arrested: At 5:34 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the 30000 block of 12th Place SW, a man was arrested after he head-butted his adult daughter during an argument. Attempted suicide: At 9:16 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the 2400 block of S Star Lake Road, a resident at an adult care home attempted to commit suicide by slitting his or her wrist. 911 hang-up: At 2:16 a.m. on Feb. 15 in the 100 block of S. 317th St., a 911 hang-up call resulted in a man being arrested for fourth-degree assault. Rollover accident: At 3:10 a.m. on Feb. 15 in the 28000 block of Military Road S., a man was injured in a rollover accident. According to the report, the man was the passenger in one of two vehicles involved in the incident. The report notes one of the drivers was identified, but the report was unclear on whether that driver was being treated as a suspect, etc. Juvenile assaulted: At 2:47 a.m. on Feb. 15 in the 28000 block of 29th Place S., an unknown suspect assaulted a juvenile male. According to the report, the suspect hit the victim with a piece of a wooden board, causing injury to the victim, including a broken nose and knocked out teeth. Delusional man: At 1 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the 33000 block of Pacific Highway S., a man contacted police about a possible theft. When police made contact with the man in person, the man was agitated, saying that Buddhists were out to get him.

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Public testimony at the hearing for House Bill 2616 was moving. Sarah, a parent with intellectual disabilities, talked of a son she had taken away from her 25 years ago. If Sarah had had a support plan in place, she feels she would have been able to care for her son. “Even though we need help,“ she said, “People like me have the right to raise their children.” In a 97-0 vote, the House passed Rep. Roger Freeman’s bill Feb. 13 that will give parents with disabilities the tools they need to keep their family together.

in King County District Court. The victim’s mother also faces charges of tampering with a witness. The girl reported to school authorities that Bautista allegedly molested and raped her since she was in the fifth grade. She said he would make her get into his bed, according to probable cause documents.

The victim also reported the alleged rape to her mother on five separate occasions. Her mother told police that she did not believe her daughter, although on one occasion she witnessed Bautista allegedly behaving inappropriately near her daughter, the documents continue. Bautista is being held on a $500,000 bond.

“Parenting is hard,” said Freeman, D-Federal Way. “As a father of two, I understand the difficulty of sleepless nights, putting food on the table and never-ending homework. For a parent with disabilities, the challenges are even greater. Currently, parents with disabilities aren’t given the extra support they need. This bill will give them the help they and their children deserve.” If a parent with a disability is at risk of losing his or her child, this bill would require the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to give the case an extra look and see if reasonable accommodation can be made to help parents keep their children. And then for DSHS to follow through and help parents come up with a plan to make sure they can access these support services. “We know the best place for children is with their parents,” Freeman said. HB 2616 now heads to

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Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Linda Kochmar that would help local watersewer districts operate more efficiently and possibly keep rates from rising, passed from the House unanimously Feb. 12. House Bill 2170 had bipartisan support through the entire legislative process. “My goal is to help watersewer districts operate with more convenience and autonomy,” said Kochmar, R-Federal Way. “Some water-sewer districts have difficulty paying their bills on time.” She said her bill would give water-sewer districts new options to prevent this “drawn-out process.” The legislation will now move to a Senate committee to be heard and considered.


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Q&A with Mr. FW: How will proposed project impact area? : What have you heard about the new tenement that Devco is planning to build at the old bus barn on 320th Street across from Safeway? Won’t this have a major detrimental effect on all of Federal Way? A: Yes, Mr. Federal Way has heard about the DevCo Inc. proposal to build a lowincome apartment complex on 10 acres at the old Federal Way school district bus barn. It’s quite the conundrum and the classic NIMBY (Not in my back yard) attitude has emerged. Like Alec Baldwin’s character says in “The Departed,” — “The world needs plenty of bartenders.” The world also needs plenty of jails to house criminals and dumps to house the unbelievable amount of garbage that we produce. And, unfortunately, in today’s world, we also need plenty of affordable places for low-income families to live. The new apartment complex will be made available to households earning no more than 60 percent of the median household income in King County, roughly translating to $900 a month for a one-bedroom. But, Mr. Federal Way does understand that the location, appearance and magnitude of this project are the huge question marks. The 308-unit development, which isn’t the most pleasing architectural design, will be one of the first things people see when driving into Federal Way. The bus barn proposal includes 16 buildings, which will range in height from three to six stories. They will tower over the city’s skyline in that area. And that’s not even taking into account the traffic considerations that the 1,000-plus residents will create on the already-crowded 320th (see Mr. Federal Way question below). According to the city’s average daily traffic count, the stretch of South 320th Street between Interstate 5 and First Avenue South attracts more than 35,000 vehicles a day. It also doesn’t take into consideration the impact the 308-unit complex will have on nearby Mirror Lake Elementary School. The school currently employs six portables to house its 440 students. That number would rise substantially with all the kids that will be moving into

the area. It just seems to Mr. Federal Way that there has to be a better location within the city for a project of this magnitude. But it also seems like it might be too late. The Federal Way school district is in a “legally binding contract” with DevCo, Inc. to build the apartments and the property is zoned for these types of buildings. “At the heart of this ... It’s zoned this way,” Mayor Jim Farrell said last month. “Once the property is zoned and an application is made, the city has a very limited role in what we can do. We can’t go back and say, ‘We don’t need you,’ (to a developer). What we can do right now is make sure the developer complies with the letter of the law. If this (project) happens, we’re here to make sure that it doesn’t have the kind of impact that will detract from your quality of life, that there are protections and mitigations. If they comply with the letter of the law, the only thing we can do is make sure the impacts to the community are addressed.” Q: Mr. Federal Way, is there a reason why the lights on 320th Street from I-5 to Pacific Highway South are sequenced so poorly? Seems like I hit red lights on about 80 percent of them. A: It’s definitely not the funnest stretch of road to drive. In fact, Mr. Federal Way attempts to avoid 320th around the Commons Mall whenever possible, for this reason exactly. But, Mr. Federal Way doesn’t think that the lights are sequenced badly. Mr. Federal Way just thinks there’s a lot of traffic, and a lot of traffic lights, on that stretch of road. Taking on the task of driving down 320th is much like getting a table for a group of seven at Olive Garden at 7 p.m. on a Saturday night. You go into the situation knowing you are going to have to wait a long time before your little circle-thingy starts vibrating and flashing. So there’s no sense in complaining about it. Q: I read with interest your column regarding how great it was to have a sports team win a championship after such a long time. You noted the only other team to win were the Sonics in

1979. Does this mean that the Seattle Storm players are not professional since they are only women? Please let us know how Mrs. Federal Way and any young Miss Federal Ways may feel about your comment.

A: After consulting with Mrs. Federal Way, Mr. Federal Way would like to admit that he made a mistake while answering that question. Mr. Federal Way should have recognized that the Seattle Storm WNBA franchise has

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