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City might consider pot businesses as taverns for zoning purposes By Brian Beckley

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Sim Sampson, right, shares a joke with Dr. Hyon Kim while inside a 12-foot inflatable colon at Valley Medical Center. The inflatable colon was brought in as a pre-curser to Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March. Colon cancer is the third most-common cancer affecting men and woman, but is highly treatable if caught early. Everyone over the age of 50 is encouraged to get a screening. Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter

The City of Renton is considering treating recreational-marijuana businesses like taverns, instead of typical retail stores, and will only permit producers and processors in the city’s “Industrial Heavy” zone. The city is also considering requiring all producers to be indoor facilities. The potential rule changes were presented this past week to the City Council’s Planning and Development Committee as part of an update on the city’s progress on the issue. Presently in the city of Renton, there is a sixmonth moratorium on the issuance of marijuanarelated business licenses to allow the city time to deal with the issue, particularly zoning of businesses they had never before considered. The current moratorium is set to expire April 4. Though other cities, such as Kent, have opted [ more pot page 19 ]

Christian school looking to move into former City Hall building The former Renton City Hall building at 200 Mill Ave. may soon have some new tenants. The City of Renton is in communication with Amazing Grace Christian School of Renton to lease space for its school there. “Because we have completely outgrown our facility, we are searching for an additional site that serves our expanding student population,” said David-Paul Zimmerman, school administrator. “Last year we added 43 new students and this year we have added 41 students after we lifted a self-imposed enrollment cap that we had in place for the last 10 years.” Amazing Grace has had a waiting list 15 to 60 students deep, depending upon the grade level, during that time. They teach preschool through eighth-

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graders. Presently they have around 190 students enrolled at the school. School officials hope to expand their middle school, grades 9 and 10, at the site with approval from the city for a five year lease. The site is attractive, Zimmerman said, because of the amenities within walking distance of the building: an outdoor basketball court, tennis courts, skate park, walking trails and ball fields. “I think it’s a win-win for both of us,” Zimmerman said. “The city gets to utilize its property in the area of education and at the same time gets to have revenue coming in.” Amazing Grace gets about two visits a day from parents interested in sending their kids to the school. Amazing Grace has been at its present location [ more 200 mill page 19 ]

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The City of Renton on Monday honored members of the Renton Police Department who earned Employee of the Quarter and Employee of the Year honors for 2013. Pictured with Chief Kevin Milosevic, Mayor Denis Law and members of the City Council are Officer Shawn Tierney, Employee of the Quarter (EoQ) and Employee of the Year; Sergeant Dan Figaro, Meritorious Service Medal; Officer LeAnn Whitney, EoQ; Officer Charles Hossner, EoQ; and Sergeant Craig Johnson, EoQ.

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Blue skies peak out from behind budding trees along the Lower Cedar River Trail this week. Unfortunately the spring-like conditions will give way to the possibility of snow this weekend. Brian Beckley, Renton Reporter

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A Renton man killed himself after leading Washington State Patrol officers on a chase on State Route 167 early Wednesday morning. According to the WSP, the 34-year-old man eluded patrol officers when they tried to pull him over for a traffic violation at SR 167 and South 180th Street in Renton at about 12:50 a.m. As the suspect led troopers down southbound SR 167 into Auburn, a WSP trooper deployed a spike strip and the driver ran over it, deflating his tires near 15th Street Northwest in Auburn. At that point, the suspect suddenly swerved towards the median, hit a guardrail and came to a stop in the median. When troopers approached the vehicle they found the man inside dead from an apparent gunshot wound.


This week the exhibit “Deep Roots: Students Explore Renton Families” opened at the Renton History Museum. It is a collaboration between the museum and Renton High School students that tells the story of present and historical Renton families. The idea to use high school contributors started after a project commemorating Renton High’s centennial in 2010. That project concluded with contributions by students and a relationship developed with the schools’ award-winning ARROW Magazine staff, who contributed essays about what the high school meant to them. This is Renton High School’s fourth collaboration with the Renton History Museum. The museum has also featured collaborative exhibits with Renton Technical College, Renton Park Elementary and Dimmitt Middle School. “Our partnerships with Renton schools are win-win

connected their lives to their own and submitted personal family portraits to accompany the historical family portraits. They learned how to compose, draft and edit for audiences outside of their high school. “Students take away much from the project,” said Derek Smith, Renton High teacher via email. “They learn about the origins of the community in which we live. They learn about using language carefully and efficiently. They come to understand the meaning of sharing their work with a variety of audiences.” The exhibit runs until May 26 and admission is a suggested donation of $3 for adults, $1 for children and free to children 8 years old and younger and Renton Historical Society members. The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Ave. S., Renton.

Renton High School teachers Derek Smith and Breanne Lawson helped students compose essays for this exhibit in collaboration with the Renton History Museum. submitted.

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Renton resident J. Paul Blake wants to seize on the enthusiasm brought on by the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory to create a state sports museum and hall of fame. Blake created an online petition and is hoping that 10,000 signatures will get him the attention he needs to get it built. “People love the idea, but of course they say who’s going to pay for it,” Blake said

in a recent interview. He pitched the idea to all the local professional teams, athletic associations, universities and scholastic groups six years ago to much support, or at least appreciation, of the idea, he said. “The idea of who’s paying for it is to organize a foundation, which we have,” Blake said. “I’ve developed articles of incorporation, not only for the facility itself, but for the fundraising arm that hopefully gets the

thing built, with the help of maybe a developer or somebody who has really deep pockets.” Blake’s vision for this J. Paul Blake citizens’ sports center, as he calls it, is quite extensive. He envisions a sports complex or campus on par with the National Collegiate Athletic Associations’

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projects: the museum gets a unique youth perspective on history, and students have the opportunity to do real-world projects that end up in the museum,” Elizabeth Stewart, museum director said via email. There are 79 student essays in the exhibit. Each one compares the experiences of historic Renton families with the student’s own experiences. The exhibit includes some of Renton’s founding families like that of Henry Moses and Erasmus and Diana Smithers. There are also working families in the exhibit like those of carpenter George Custer and coal miner Blaise Telban, as well as entrepreneurial families like the Stokes and Burrows families. “All had interesting experiences of success and failure, tragedy and joy that students could relate to,” said Stewart. The student contributors are part of Renton High’s sophomore honors language arts class. Students researched historical Renton families,


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Some legislators going to the mat for ‘artistic wrestling’ Hulk Hogan is returning to the moneymaking behemoth known by its initials, WWE, and its annual extravaganza of muscle-flexing, WrestleMania. You could almost hear cheers coming from the Shoreline home of Rep. Cindy Ryu when the announcement came out last week. Turns out her husband and mother-in-law are “huge fans” of the wrestler whose bulging biceps, long blond hair, bright red bandana and propensity for ripping off his t-shirt following victories made him a fixture of the sport in the 1980s. We learned this about the representative’s spouse when she and other lawmakers considered pleas of wrestlers from the world of lucha libre who say they can’t get a whiff of the fame enjoyed by Hogan because the state’s red tape has them in a chokehold. Lucha libre is Mexico’s version of professional wrestling and arguably the country’s most popular sport behind soccer. It’s gaining attraction in parts of the United States and was even the focus of Jack Black’s comedy, “Nacho Libre.” But only a handful of competitions are staged in Washington each year and that’s a problem lawmakers are getting asked to help solve. State laws regulate professional wrestling, including lucha libre, just as they do boxing and mixed martial arts. For example, there must be paramedics and an ambulance on site and minimum levels of security personnel. And there’s a promoter fee of $500, a fee of $25 for each participant and a requirement that a refundable surety bond is posted. Also, the state gets 6 percent of the gross admission receipts, plus $1 per ticket sold. Referees are required and there’s a $25 fee for them too. But lucha libre isn’t about combat and conquest but acrobatics and entertainment involving folks with unsculpted bodies, cool masks and creative monikers. Promoters don’t have deep pockets. It’s theatrical and pantomimed violence in which wrestlers are “in cahoots” to entertain, and not hurt one another like in combative sports, said Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-Tukwila. House Bill 2573 gives the department until Nov. 1 to come up with recommendations for regulating this form of theatrical wrestling. It sailed through the House and this week was the subject of a hearing by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. A few of the masked athletes attended. Lucha libre promoters testified the existing requirements make it too costly to stage events. One said he turned down an invitation to put on bouts during Seattle’s Bumbershoot fest last year because it would have meant paying the state a percentage of revenue from all sales of festival tickets. “I’m not sure what level of regulation is needed,” Hudgins said. The bill is “to find out what level, if any, should be put on this activity.” [ more cornfield page 5 ]

A healthy heart takes work Taking steps to improve our health is easy to put off: we don’t feel urgency, we don’t see the need, we feel fine right now. But consider that every 40 seconds, a U.S. citizen dies from heart disease, stroke or other cardiovascular disease. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one in every four deaths nationwide. With February as Heart Health Awareness Month, it’s a great time to learn about cardiovascular health and take steps to improve your risk. Dr. Joshua Buckler

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To help my patients be heart smart, I tell them to remember three main things: 1) Know your numbers. Get measured for cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and diabetes. Know the healthy ranges and work with your doctor toward a goal. 2) Build a team. Find a doctor who answers all your questions and encourages you to express your concerns. Bring your family and friends on board; they can help you stay healthy. Ask a friend to come to your appointments to ask questions and remember advice. 3) Take care of the machine. Your heart is one [ more heart page 5]


Letters to the editor Wrong burden at Tiffany Park Three things strike me after reading this article (“Housing proposal has neighborhood worried,” Renton Reporter, Feb. 21, 2014), beside the environmental considerations. The first is covered in the other feature article, “Renton schools to need 42 additional classrooms.” The neighborhood already feels the impact of full schools. Neighbors have told me that schools have portables out but are maxed. If 98 new homes are added to Tiffany Park, with the average family of parents and two children, that’s an influx of 196 children. How will the district deal with this? Will some children have to be bused out of the neighborhood? I faced that same situation when my daughter was starting school on Renton Hill. She would have ridden the bus an hour and a half each way to get to a school outside our neighborhood. The second thing is that there’s been a big

study done for the Benson Hill redevelopment with emphasis on parks and trails. This woods has been used as a park by residents for many years. How did that go undiscovered in the community outreach for the Benson redevelopment plan? And why not include the land in Renton’s park and trail system as part of the Benson Hill redevelopment proposal? Third is traffic, and impacting existing homeowner rights. The middle-income residents of 18th Street have been told that they may lose the right to park in front of their own homes. This is because 18th, the main exit for the new development, is narrow. Homeowners on one side will not only face tripled street traffic, they may not be able to use street parking. I think it’s unfair that existing 20-year residents should be less considered than those moving into high-dollar new homes.

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organ inside a bigger machine, somewhat like a car. Give the machine the right fuel. You wouldn’t put sugar water in your car, so don’t put junk in your body. Keep the machine well maintained and use it — exercise! Of course, there’s more to heart health than numbers. I recommend a thorough heart screening to determine your personal risks and uncover underlying heart conditions. Risks include a family history of heart disease, smoking, physical inactivity, being overweight, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. Some of these you can’t control, but others you can definitely tackle, especially with the help of your doctor. In Renton, you can find motivation through the Community Services Department’s “I CANN” initiative (Community Activity and Nutrition Network). It brings together education, leadership and local resources to fight obesity and help citizens work toward good health. Check out the What’s Happening brochure for a broad range of activities, from basketball and drop-in fitness classes, to dancing, horse shoes, a weight room—even kick ball and dodge ball for adults. Go to and click Living and then Recreation. Be sure to talk with your physician before starting a new exercise regime. Heart conditions can affect anyone, from infants to the elderly. Heart disorders that develop before birth (called congenital defects) may affect the size or design of valves in the heart. An irregular heartbeat, or heart arrhythmia, is a condition in which the heart beats too fast, too slowly or irregularly. All conditions can change over time and should be monitored closely by your doctor. Embrace the purpose of Heart Health Awareness Month. Be sure to maintain regular visits with your primary care doctor. If your risks or symptoms concern you, ask about a heart screening by a cardiologist.

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[ cornfield from page 4] The committee faces a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday to pass the bill or it will be set aside for the session. Department of Licensing officials say the laws on the books are intended to protect both the wrestlers and those attending. But they are not trying to pin the bill. “We would love an opportunity to look at it,” said Christine Anthony, DOL spokeswoman. Lucha libre wrestlers hope this will help get them off the mat and in front of audiences around the state.

Charges filed in ‘brutal murder’ By DEAN A. RADFORD

A 34-year-old Tacoma man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 27-year-old man at his home near Lake Desire. Bail was set at $1 million this week for Steven M. Marshall, who is being held at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. His arraignment is March 10 at the justice center. Investigators are still searching for other suspects in what prosecutors write in charging documents was the “brutal murder” of Ryan Prince at his home. Before he died, Prince provided investigators with a key piece of evidence, a photo of the license plate of the getaway car. Marshall, a convicted felon, also was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Marshall was arrested in Tacoma at about 8:45 p.m. Feb. 22. Before his arrest, prosecutors write that he tried to conceal and destroy evidence, including the PT Cruiser he owns that was used to drive to Lake Desire. He told acquaintances he was in trouble and planned to flee. Prince died of multiple gunshot wounds Feb. 17 when he interrupted a burglary at his home on East Lake Desire Drive, according to court documents. He was confronted by several individuals who fired guns at him numerous times. He died at the scene. Prince shared the home with two other people, including the owner of several medical-marijuana dispensaries in the Seattle area, where Prince and the other resident work. A neighbor called 911 after hearing gunshots at the home at about 8:21 p.m. and reported all the lights were on in the house. About 15 minutes later, King County Sheriff ’s deputies found the lights off, no one answered the door and nothing appeared amiss, according to court documents. They left. Prince had deactivated the security system at 8:05 p.m. At about 10:30 p.m. one of the residents returned home, found the front door unlocked and Prince lying on the our Call in Yo go! orders t


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floor of his bedroom in the basement. He was unresponsive. She called 911. The medical examiner determined Prince was shot four times by at least two types of guns. Other injuries suggested he had been in a fight. The house had surveillance cameras, but the DVR attached to the cameras had been taken from the closet in the basement. But investigators found Prince’s cell phone. On the cell phone was a photo, taken at 8:10 p.m., that had a closeup of the PT Cruiser’s license, AKY8871. The car’s registration led investigators to a woman in Tacoma, who told them the car belongs to the father of her child – Marshall, her ex-husband. She had given the car to him. The night of the murder, detectives interviewed the owner of a medical-marijuana shop in Seattle, who told investigators Marshall is one of his marijuana suppliers, prosecutors write. He met with Marshall, who seemed nervous. Two other men were at the house. Marshall asked for the shop owner’s help to burn the PT Cruiser or dump it in a gulch up north. He declined to help and left. On Feb. 22, the day Marshall was arrested, sheriff ’s detectives saw Marshall driving a Dodge Durango. He was arrested as he drove into a driveway at a residence on Hosmer Street in Tacoma. Detectives found a handgun in a backpack and documents. Shell casings matched those found at the crime scene. He had about $5,500 in cash. Investigators had found a damaged set of Burberrybrand prescription eyeglasses on the porch of the house at Lake Desire. A Facebook post showed Marshall wearing what appear to be identical glasses. He hadn’t worn the glasses after Feb. 17, according to court documents. Police are asking that anyone with information about the PT Cruiser or crime call the King County Sheriff ’s Office at 206-296-3311 or call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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City taking steps to protect trees on Cedar River Trail from beaver damage A busy new resident has moved in along the lower Cedar River, prompting the city to take action to protect its trees. A large beaver or two has made his or her home in the river for the past several years; but according to Renton Urban Forestry and Natural Resource Manager Terry Flatley, this is the first time in quite awhile the animals have moved into the lower portions of the river, but the trees show the damage. “We’ve seen some really large beavers … chewing on trees,” Flatley said recently. “Once the beaver chews around the tree, they get weak.” And then they fall over, including one that is presently lying on the side of the river featuring the tell-tale bite marks showing it was felled by a beaver. Beavers are large rodents that live in water and chew trees for food and to use the logs to build dams and lodges. They are herbivores and no threat to humans. In response, the city has begun wrapping the bases

of some trees along the lower trail with a metal mesh screen, in the hopes of encouraging the animal to find something else to chew on. “We’re hoping we can protect these trees,” he said. Other trees along the trail that were deemed “beyond repair” were removed by city staff to prevent them from potentially falling back toward the trail and the people who use it. Flatley said the beaver living in the river is about the size of a cocker spaniel and is only a danger to the trees along the river. “We’re hoping he sees these trees wrapped up and moves on,” Flatley said. To comment on this story view it online at Reach Editor Brian Beckley at 425-2553484, ext. 5050

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Spray paint lands felon in jail By DEAN A. RADFORD

Fedor hurt stopping suspect Renton Police K9 officer Fedor was injured when apprehending a suspect who was running from a stolen car Feb. 15 in southwest Renton. The Honda was stolen in Kent and led officers on

a pursuit in Kent, Tukwila and Renton at about 10:30 p.m. A Renton Police officer spotted the stolen car on Oakesdale Avenue. The K9 unit began its track after the Honda ran into a tree on Southwest Grady Way. After a chase, Fedor grabbed the man by the jeans, pulling them down his legs. However, he wouldn’t release the bite when commanded. The officer then noticed that Fedor had been punched or kicked in the right eye, which was bleeding heavily.

Fedor has returned to duty. The suspect wouldn’t answer whether he had hit or kicked Fedor. He told the officer Fedor only bit him on the jeans, but the officer later found bruising and scratches on his thigh. The 25-year-old Seattle man was treated by medics; the Kent Police Department took over the investigation.

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The convicted felon drew attention to himself when he switched the price tags from cheap spray paint to expensive spray paint Feb. 15 at Walmart on Rainier Avenue. In doing so, he saved himself about $9 at the self check-out aisle. Store security officers were also watching him. But it wasn’t the cheap paint that really got him into trouble. Still under surveillance, he walked to McDonald’s, where a police officer told him he was being detained for stealing the paint. He resisted but two officers managed to push him to the counter at the fast-food restaurant. After the 34-year-old Tukwila man was arrested, the officers searched him. They found: • A .25 caliber auto Beretta handgun (serial number obliterated) in his jacket pocket, with a round in the chamber and eight in the clip. • A knife he used to cut open packaging. • Several small plastic bags and small squares of foil. One bag contained a black-tar substance and two others a crystal-like substance. Experience told the officer the substances were heroin and methamphetamine, confirmed by field tests. • Two plastic bags containing pills for which he didn’t have a prescription. • Stolen credit cards He was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm and for possession of drugs – and for third-degree theft for taking the spray paint.

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Teen, man get into bloody fight A 16-year-old boy and a 30-year-old Renton man went their separate ways after getting into a bloody fight at noon Feb. 14 at the Renton Transit Center downtown. The fight drew the attention of two plain-clothes Renton Police officers who were inside the office of the Special Enforcement Team at the transit center. The older man’s ear was bleeding profusely. Because they were in plain clothes,

handcuffs or anything else to restrain the teen. One officer retrieved handcuffs from the office, while the other kept the teen under control. The two officers determined the older man said something to the teen that sparked the fight. Neither wanted to press charges. The older man was taken to Valley Medical Center; the teen was taken home after his probation officer was contacted.

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Throughout March, students form together in classroom teams of three or four students, working together as a team to read all 16 books, and discuss the characters, events and deeper meaning of the material. Individual school competitions take place throughout March and the final district battle is held at Hazen High School on April 3.

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ids Design-an-Ad in today’s Renton Reporter is a new advertising feature. We worked with seven teachers in the Renton School District to have their students design ads for businesses in Renton. The goal of this project was very simple. We presented the students with logos and

addresses for the businesses and the kids used their artistic abilities to create an ad in a specific space. It was fun for me to get a chance to go into the classes and talk to the kids about reading a newspaper and what goes into an ad. This is a project that we hope to grow next year and have it as a yearly section [ more kids page 12 ]




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Neighborhood grants deadline extended As part of its efforts to foster strong and healthy neighborhoods, the City of Renton has extended the deadline for Neighborhood Project Grant Program for 2014. The grants are available to neighborhood associations with defined boundaries in

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Rotary’s Youth of the Month Renton Rotary Club selected its February Youth of the Month: Christine Ta is a senior at Hazen High School. She holds a 3.94 grade point average (G.P.A.) Ta has been involved in ASB Office, DECA, National Honor Society and Drill

or informatics. Ta hopes to work in software development, user experience design or programming and dreams to work for Apple or Google. Sesinos Zerbabiel is a senior at Lindbergh High School. He holds a 3.28 G.P.A. Zerbabiel has been

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Team. She has received AP Scholar, academic all-star, scholar athlete, a certificate of participation for drill state championships and a varsity letter. She works part-time at Hollister Co. and is a server at her family’s restaurant. Ta volunteers with Renton Schools, Newcastle Weed Warriors and Susan G. Komen. She plans to attend the University of Washington to major in computer science

a member of DECA, Key Club, FBLA and international club. He has earned FBLA Award for public speaking and business communications and member of the year award for the Eritrean Youth Dance Group of Seattle (EYDGS). Zerbabiel volunteers with Renton Rotary Club, DECA and Childhaven. He plans to attend a four-year university to earn a bachelor’s in busi-

with National Honor Society, Key Club, Green Team, and varsity baseball. Nguyen has received honor roll, and varsity baseball participant award. He volunteers with the Renton Relay for Life and is the Renton Youth Advocate for Relay for Life. Nguyen hopes to attend the University of Washington, where he hopes to study forensic science.

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Renton girls still alive

Lindbergh swimmer wins two state championships 200-yard freestyle relay ties for championship; team finishes in third place at state meet By Brian Beckley

Lindbergh swimmer Andrew Franco-Munoz this weekend won two individual state championships in record time and helped power a relay to a third state title at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. In addition, the Lindbergh Eagles finished third as a team in the state meet. Franco-Munoz, who qualified to compete in every individual event at this year’s state championships, a feat known as swimming’s “Iron

Man,” finished first in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events. In his 50 free, Franco-Munoz finished in 21.17 seconds. The second-place finishers touched the wall at 21.7 seconds. In the 100-yard freestyle, Franco-Munoz finished at 46.6 seconds, ahead of the second-place finisher’s time of 47.29. Both times were meet and school records and the fastest ever by a 2A swimmer, according to coach Roger Miron. The 200-yard freestyle relay was much closer, however, with Lindbergh and Lake Washington finishing in a tie for first-place at 1:30.80. Both teams are considered state champions. The time is also a school record, breaking one set the week before. Lindbergh’s relay team consisted of James

Buchanan, A.J. Lim, Ben Pogue and FrancoMunoz. In addition to his relay win, freshman Buchanan also finished second in the 200-yard individual medley and third in the 100 backstroke. Lim also placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke and 11th in the 100 butterfly. Diver Derek Anderson also finished in eighthplace for the Eagles. “This was a very special season,” Miron said in an email. “I would say with winning the Seamount League Championship and the West Central District Championship, plus a third place trophy at State, this is the best team I’ve coached in the 19 years I’ve been coaching Lindbergh.” Reach Editor Brian Beckley at 425-255-3484, ext. 5050

Hazen gymnasts win league title; coach named Coach of the Year

The Renton girls basketball team will head into this weekend’s regional tournament as the No. 3 seed, after beating Port Angeles 45-36 on Saturday. The Indians will play Mark Morris at 6 p.m. Friday at Kent-Meridian High School.

The Hazen girls gymnastics team this weekend capped an undefeated season with their first Seamount League championship since 1990. The Highlanders won three of four events and scored 140.650 points overall to secure one of two team spots in the 2A/3A West Central District championships. Lindbergh, which placed second, also advanced in the team competition. Hazen gymnasts Karli Louie and Kirsten Timm were Seamount League

first team, Elaine Nguyen and Kylie Magar were second team and Kristina Holm was honorable mention. For the fourth year in a row Hazen gymnastics Team received the “Sportsmanship Award” and their coach Laci Molnar was named Coach of the Year. Hazen gymnasts Karlie Louie, Kylie Magar, Kirsten Timm, two Lindbergh gymnasts, and one Renton gymnast participated in the state meet this past weekend. None of the girls placed.

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Renton schools well represented in All-League selections Girls basketball

By Brian Beckley

Athletes from all three Renton high schools were named to the Seamount AllLeague teams this past week. Several coaches were also honored this season.

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Hazen’s Dominic Green was named the Seamount League’s 2014 Boys Basketball Athlete of the Year this past week. Green, a junior guard, was also named to the All-League first team, along with fellow Highlander Connor O’Hearn and Lindbergh’s Anthony Hill. The second team was almost entirely Renton-area players with Lindbergh’s Tyrell Shavers, Hazen’s Anthony Phillips and Renton’s Jordan Holland and Shykiel Milord earning honors. In addition, Lindbergh’s Nate Cunningham and Renton’s Aaron Johnson received honorable mentions.

Renton standout Taylor Farris and Lindbergh’s Connie Tua were each named to the All-League Girls Basketball first team this past week. In addition, the Lindbergh Eagles received the Team Sportsmanship award. Named to the second team were Renton’s Natajia McMillan, Lindbergh’s Christina Wiley and Hazen’s Sarah Sherrod. Hazen’s Sablena Milinganyo and Anna Dickenson, as well as Renton’s Alisha Stowers received honorable mentions.

Franco-Munoz and fellow members of the state championship 200-yard freestyle relay team A.J. Lim and James Buchanan were all named to the first team. Lindbergh diver Derek Anderson was also named to the All-League first team for diving. Hazen’s Malcolm Mitchell, Connor Broughton, Nolan Hoover and Sergio Licea were also named to the All-League first team. Making the second team were Max Aedo and Zach Anderson of Lindbergh, Renton’s Danny Mar and Turner Englehart from Hazen.

After coaching his team to the Seamount League championship this year, Lindbergh swim coach Roger Miron was honored as the Swimming Coach of the Year and his team received the Team Sportsmanship award. Three Lindbergh and four Hazen swimmers were also named to the All-League first team. Three-time state champion Andrew

Hazen gymnastics coach Laci Molnar was named Seamount Gymnastics Coach of the Year and her team earned the Team Sportsmanship award this past week on top of winning this year’s league championship. Hazen’s Karlie Louie and Kirsten Timm were also named to the All-League gymnastics first team, as was Lindbergh’s Holly Szigety.



Making the second team were Autumn Doolitte, Deja Arrington and Lindsey Pfluger, all from Lindbergh, as well as Hazen’s Elaine Nguyen and Kylie Magar. Renton’s Kimmy Hoang, Lindbergh’s Maricela Tamayo and Sunny Schneider and Hazen’s Kristina Holm all received honorable mentions. All-league selections for wrestling were not available.

PUBLIC NOTICES VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER District Healthcare System NOTICE OF EDUCATIONAL MEETING An educational meeting of the Board of Trustees of Valley Medical Center will be held from 8:00-3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014 in the Board Room at Valley Medical Center (400 So. 43rd St., Renton, WA 98055). BOARD OF TRUSTEES (District Healthcare System) By: Sandra Sward Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees Published in the Kent, Renton, Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporters on February 28, 2014 and March 7, 2014. #993528. CITY OF RENTON NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE RENTON CITY COUNCIL Following is a summary of the Ordinance adopted by the Renton City Council on February 24, 2014: ORDINANCE NO. 5704 An Ordinance of the City of Renton, Washington, amending Sections 5-5-1, 5-5-2, 5-5-3 and 5-5-6 of Chapter 5, Business Licenses, of Title V (Finance and Business Regulations) of the Renton Municipal Code, by revising RMC 5-5, Business Licenses, including adding and deleting definitions, adding regulations related to revocation of business licenses for chronic nuisance premises, and declaring an emergency. Effective: 2/24/2014 Complete text of this ordinance is available at Renton City Hall, 1055 South Grady Way; and posted at the King County Libraries in Renton, 100 Mill Avenue South and 2902 NE 12th Street. Upon request to the City Clerk’s office, (425) 430-6510,

copies will also be mailed for a fee. Bonnie I. Walton, City Clerk Published in the Renton Reporter on February 28, 2014. #994032. Superior Court of Washington County of King In re the Estate of: DELORES MATTHAI, Deceased. NO. 14-4-01105-6 KNT NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorneys at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the Notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate assets and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: February 28, 2013. PR: MORGAN MATTHAI PETER W. MOGREN WSBA #11515 Of MOGREN, GLESSNER & ROTI P.S. Attorneys for Personal Representative

100 Evergreen Bldg.;P O Box 90 Renton, WA 98057-0090 (425) 255-4542 King County Superior Court Cause No. 14-4-01105-6 KNT Published in the Renton Reporter on February 28, 2014, March 7, 2014, March 14, 2014. #993646. In the CIRCUIT COURT for the STATE OF OREGON in and for the COUNTY OF DESCHUTES PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC, its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, v. UNKNOWN HEIRS OF DANIEL EVERETT CONARTY; CATHLEEN PATRICIA CONARTY; STATE OF OREGON; OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES; AND THE REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 52450 AMMON ROAD, LA PINE, OREGON 97739, Defendants. Case No. 13CV1499FC SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION To the defendants: Cathleen Patricia Conarty: In the name of the State of Oregon, you are hereby required to appear and answer the complaint filed against you in the above-entitled Court and cause on or before the expiration of 30 days from the date of the first publication of this summons. The date of first publication in this matter is February 21, 2014. If you fail timely to appear and answer, plaintiff will apply to the above-entitled court for the relief prayed for in its complaint. This is a judicial foreclosure of a deed of trust in which the plaintiff requests that the plaintiff be allowed to foreclose your interest in the following described real property: LOT 31, BLOCK 2, NEWBERRY ESTATES PHASE I, DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON.

Commonly known as: 52450 Ammon Road, La Pine, Oregon 97739. NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS: READ THESE PAPERS CAREFULLY! A lawsuit has been started against you in the above-entitled court by PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, plaintiff. Plaintiff’s claims are stated in the written complaint, a copy of which was filed with the above-entitled Court. You must “appear” in this case or the other side will win automatically. To “appear” you must file with the court a legal document called a “motion” or “answer.” The “motion” or “answer” (or “reply”) must be given to the court clerk or administrator within 30 days of the date of first publication specified herein along with the required filing fee. It must be in proper form and have proof of service on the plaintiff’s attorney or, if the plaintiff does not have an attorney, proof of service on the plaintiff. If you have any questions, you should see an attorney immediately. If you need help in finding an attorney, you may contact the Oregon State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service online at or by calling (503) 684-3763 (in the Portland metropolitan area) or toll-free elsewhere in Oregon at (800) 452-7636. This summons is issued pursuant to ORCP 7. RCO LEGAL, P.C. Alex Gund, OSB #114067 Attorneys for Plaintiff 511 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 400 Portland, OR 97205 P: (503) 977-7840 F: (503) 977-7963 Published in the Renton Reporter on February 21, 28, 2014; March 7, 14, 2014. #991329.

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMITTEE RENTON, WASHINGTON The Environmental Review Committee has issued a Determination of Non Significance Mitigated (DNS M) for the following project under the authority of the Renton municipal code. Renton Airport Runway Blast Wall Replacement & 820 Building Demolition LUA14 000133 Location: 616 W Perimeter Rd. Applicant proposes to demolish the existing 30,000 sf 820 Building and demolition and replacement of the existing 22 foot high blast wall at the Renton Municipal Airport. Demolition of the the two projects would result in approximately 13,000 cy grading. The 22 ft. high blast wall would be replaced with a new blast wall, approximately 12.75 ft. in height constructed in the vicinity of the new wall. After demolition of the 820 building the site would be graded flat and prepared for potential future development, which may require additional SEPA review. The site is zoned IM, and is located within the 500 year flood hazard area. There is a landslide hazard area south of the existing blast wall and a seismic area in the vicinity. Appeals of the DNS M must be filed in writing on or before 5:00 p.m. on March 14, 2014. Appeals must be filed in writing together with the required fee with: Hearing Examiner c/o City Clerk, City of Renton, 1055 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. Appeals to the Hearing Examiner are governed by RMC 4 8 110 and more information may be obtained from the Renton City Clerk’s Office, 425 430 6510. Published in the Renton Reporter

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Two Hazen wrestlers make the podium at Mat Classic XXVI

Hazen’s Malik Haythorne, left, prepares to take on Hudson Bay’s Gunnar Metzger in the championship bout. Right, Raven Svensen celebrates her win. Haythorne photo by Vicki Maddy, Svensen photo courtesy D.J. Svensen

Hazen Senior Malik Haythorne finished second in his weight class this weekend at Mat Classic XXVI in Tacoma, becoming the school’s second-ever state finalist in wrestling. Freshman Raven Svenson also earned a seventh-place finish in her weight class to earn the Highlanders two spots on the podium this weekend. Haythorne wrestled in the boys 152-pound division while Svensen wrestled in the girls 155-pound division. Both wrestlers wrestled an outstanding tournament, according to coach Rory Magana. Haythorne wrestled tough in his first match against Christian Aragon from Decatur. He built a lead throughout the match, and earned a fall at the end of the third round on an attempted throw.

In the quarterfinals, Haythorne pulled out a tough win with a takedown in overtime against Bainbridge’s Dylan Read making him Hazen’s first state placer since 2003. In the semifinals, Malik pulled out a huge upset by defeating No. 2 ranked Cody Kiourkas 12-7. The match was more dominant than the score showed, according to Magana who said Haythorne was “on fire that match.” In the finals, however, he fell short after he was caught with a cradle and pinned by Hudson’s Bay Gunnar Metzgar. At that point in the match he was only down 4-2. “He wrestled a tough match and a great tournament and made history for a program that has had a rough history,” Magana said in an email. Svenson took seventh in the girls tournament after losing her first

match and then rallying back to win two. On Day 2 Svensen lost her first match, and received an injury default to take seventh place. “Raven battled hard to become a state placer as a freshman,” Magana said. “She will be a strong force over the next three years.”

Lindbergh, Renton wrestlers place at state tournament Wrestlers from Lindbergh and Renton High schools competed this past weekend in the 2A Mat Classic XXVI state tournament, with several earning spots on the podium. Trevonn Russell placed the highest for the Eagles, making his way to the championship bout in the 195-pound weight class before falling. Russell’s efforts earned him a secondplace finish. For Renton, the pair of Volodimir Kalinin and Kahlie Crowl, who faced off against each other for the 152-pound district championship the prior weekend (won by Kalinin), each made their way through the ranks at the Tacoma Dome. Ultimately, Kalinin finished fourth and Crowl in sixth place.

Lindbergh’s Trevonn Russell celebrates his semi-final victory, left, while Renton’s Volodimir Kalinin takes on Brent Evans from Toppenish to a fourth-place finish. Vicki Maddy, For the Reporter











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Bill Tobias is a librarian at Renton High School. He attended Montana State University, where he majored in history and minored in library science. Tobias worked his way through high school and college as a cook. He began his librarian career in a small high school in Montana then moved to a high school in Port Angeles. Bill has been teaching in the Renton School District for 22 years. Teachers attend Rotary’s Teacher of the Month recognition luncheon held at the Maplewood Golf Course.

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February 28, 2014 [19] [ 200 mill from page 1] in Renton’s Skyway neighborhood since 1972. If plans go through for the additional space at 200 Mill, a maximum of 20 students would be added and the school would occupy the space starting Aug. 1, opening September 2014. Whether or not the school completely vacates the space will also depend on another interested party in their current location. School administration has been approached by a California company interested in leasing their present location for a new charter high school. A real estate broker visited Amazing Grace a few weeks ago and they were given a three week time period to decide. Forty percent of Amazing Grace’s student population comes from Renton and Zimmerman said the school is not what you’d expect of a private Christian academy. “One of the things that sets us a part, as you can see, it’s a pretty diverse school,” he said. “This is not a middle-class, Caucasian school of wealthy families, which I have nothing against.” Tuition is close to $6,000 a year and a good portion of the children are said to come from first and second generation immigrants living in the community. “It’s very exciting…how they educate the kids and the success that they have is pretty remarkable,” said Peter Renner, City of Renton facilities director. There has been flurries of potential activity with different groups coming and going, looking at floors in 200 Mill. Presently two-thirds of the building is vacant. Communities in Schools of Renton, the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, the Renton Police Department, the City of Renton Attorney’s Office and First Rate Mortgage all occupy space in the building. Based on local reports, Renner said, the vacancy rate for Class B office space hasn’t been going down very fast and it might be optimistic to think that the building will fill up anytime soon. There should be improvements overall in the market based on those same reports, he said. “The city positions itself where we’re making sure all of our leases are market rate for two reasons,” Renner said. The reasons are so the public knows they’re getting the best return and the city doesn’t want to undercut the commercial real estate rate, he said. Zimmerman met with Renner and other officials about a week ago to discuss issues like the temporary location of the downtown library at the site and the potential to expand the school within the building. “In many ways it is an ideal setting and opens our school to a huge population of students that we cannot serve at our present site,” said Zimmerman.

[ museum from page 3] Sports Commission, thinks the museum is a good idea. “Sports is part of our culture in the region and certainly something that should be celebrated,” he said via email. “The Seattle Sports Commission annually produces the MTR Western Sports Star of the Year, which is a night to honor our current and past sports legends. It certainly would be great to have a place where this history can live, from the Huskies, hydroplane racing, Seahawks, Storm and other great sports entities in the region.” The commission has considered the concept of a sports museum before, investigating a stand-alone organization to incorporating it into an existing entity, to creating a walk of fame in the stadium district. “It is certainly something our organization would love to see, but would require significant funding sources to make it happen,” Morton said. Blake has researched other hall of fame centers and believes the project could be helped with seed money from the state Legislature and a champion there. The sports museum could offer the state another stream of revenue as a tourist attraction, he said. “You’d want to make it a very interactive dynamic venue, something that people will be excited about going to, not just a bunch of staid exhibits,” Blake said. He sees kids’ exhibits where they can demonstrate their skill at a sport or pretend to be sportscasters. Blake is also an avid collector of sports and historical memorabilia. He’s

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Recommendations put marijuana processing and producing in ‘Industrial Heavy’ zones [ pot from page 1]

to try and ban the businesses - a decision recently supported by a state Attorney General decision - councilmembers in Renton have decided that the voters have spoken and to move forward on implementation. The current crop of proposed regulations are presently being developed by the city’s Planning Commission and will be presented to the full council for approval this spring. But this past week, Senior Planner Angie Mathias gave the council’s planning committee a look at the work thus far. The first recommendation is to permit marijuana producers and processors in the Heavy Industrial zone, which is designed for processing raw material that have externalities, such as odor and noise that pose potential hazards to public safety or health. Mathias said it was “reasonable” to assume that the same party might get a producer and processor license as a way

to get around a 25 percent tax on sale between the two. Mathias also said because the processing of marijuana often involves solvents and gases that typically produce an odor, the businesses are “most similar to an industrial

“This is not a land use we have any experience with.” Senior Planner Angie Mathias

or manufacturing use.” The city will also require producers be indoors. The other major change to code will be to consider marijuana uses to be similar to taverns and allowed in the same zones. Mathias said there are “strong comparisons” between the two, such as having to be 21 or older to enter and that they must register with the state Liquor Control Board. The main difference, however, is that no consumption is allowed on site of

hoping that once momentum behind the idea builds, others will step forward and want to donate pieces of the state’s sports history. High profile items like the Lombardi Trophy, he’d like to see on loan for periods of time at the complex. As of Tuesday, Blake’s online petition had just 36 signatures after being live for a couple of weeks. Blake’s next steps are to seek legal advice for the plan he’s already crafted for the center. He wants the project to be the undertaking of a steering committee and not just the vision of one person. He’s launched similar petitions in his home state of New Jersey, so is confident the public display of interest will start the ball rolling. Blake’s encountered a lot of people who’ve heard of his idea or read about it in his recent Seattle Times’ editorial, but not many people who follow through and sign the petition. “It’d be awesome,” Blake said. “There’d be nothing like it, totally unique.”

marijuana retailers. “When we have a new land use that we have not classified before, we try to find something that it closely matches and then use that as a guide,” Mathias said in a follow-up email. “That is what we have done with taverns and marijuana retail.” The effect of the classification of marijuana retail as similar to taverns will reduce the number of zones available to marijuana shops from 13 to six within the city. Mathias said the main concerns from the Planning Commission revolve around protecting neighborhoods. “This isn’t a land use we have any experience with,” Mathias told the committee. The Planning Commission will continue to move forward on their rules with the goal of bringing them final recommendations to the council this month, prior to the ending of the city’s moratorium. Reach Editor Brian Beckley at 425-255-3484, ext. 5050

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