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City, BNSF officials express concerns over tanker-car loads, safety By ROBERT WHALE rwhale@auburn-reporter.com

City leaders across Washington might be forgiven a bit of

nervousness about all those sober black tanker cars that slip through their cities 1-to-1½ times a day along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks.

Even if they don’t know exactly what they’re carrying, they know there may be shale oil from the Dakotas inside, or volatile chemicals.

Some of that wariness showed in questions Auburn City Council members lobbed at Johan Hellman, executive general director of State Government Affairs for BNSF, and

company spokesperson Courtney Wallace during a BNSF presentation Monday at City Hall. [ more RAIL page 26 ]

Man sentenced to 5 years for assaulting wife By ROBERT WHALE rwhale@auburn-reporter.com

ROBOTICS ROWDIES Members of the Auburn TREAD 3219 FIRST Robotics Team show their spirit at the FIRST Robotics competition this past weekend at Auburn High School. Team 3219 finished 17th out of 36 teams. Issaquah Robotics Society 1318 won the event. TREAD, along

All-school food drive brings in record totals By ROBERT WHALE rwhale@auburn-reporter.com

Auburn has the only school district in the nation that goes all in – wall-to-wall for a food drive. That is, every March, every school does its bit to benefit the [ more DRIVE page 3 ]

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with the Auburn Mountainview High School team, compete at the regional competition April 10-12 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland. SHAWN SKAGER, Auburn Reporter

VRFA honors its best at annual awards gathering For the Reporter

Terry Robinson and Doug Darmody received top honors at the recent Valley Regional Fire Authority's annual awards presentation at the Truitt Building

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in Auburn. Robinson, a firefighter first class medical program specialist, received the 2013 Firefighter of the Year award. Robinson began working with the legacy Auburn Fire Department on Aug. 30, 1999. “Terry has a tireless work ethic and many years of experience that he is willing to share with

On the afternoon of Sept. 30, 2011, Jerold Goodwillie told his wife, Joan, he had met someone else, wouldn’t divorce her because he “wanted the money” and was going to kill her. Then, according to court papers, the 78-yearold man picked up an ax handle, smashed his 67-year-old wife on the head several times, seized a knife she was holding to defend herself and cut her throat. Jerold Goodwillie then pursued his bleeding wife outside to where she’d collapsed on the lawn and stabbed her in the back

three times. While she lay there, he smoked a cigarette and complained she was taking too long to die. On Feb. 27, 2014, Jerold Goodwillie pleaded guilty to one count of attempted assault in the first degree. Last Friday, King County Superior Court Judge William Downing sentenced him to 69.75 months in prison. The top of the sentencing range for the Auburn man was 10 years in prison. “With credit for time served, he’ll serve about two more years,” said Dan Donohoe, a spokesman for the King County Prosecutor. [ more ASSAULT page 4 ]

Terry Robinson, left, received the VRFA’s 2013 Firefighter of the Year award, and Capt. Doug Darmody earned Fire Officer of the Year. COURTESY PHOTO, VRFA

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Man discovers a better life, future Sergey Alter struggled to find a livable, meaningful job in his native land. Life was often challenging in Ukraine back then, and it’s even more contentious now. Neighboring Russia has threatened Ukraine’s independence, its sovereignty, its way of life. Alter is concerned. Some family and relatives live in Ukraine but at a distance from its eastern border, where Russian troops continue to arrive. Will Moscow’s expansion plans go beyond Crimea? Will other former Soviet states follow? The U.S. and other Western nations are concerned that Russia may make additional military moves into eastern Ukraine. Is this a land grab? “Right now there are

hard times there, and yes, I’m glad I’m here,” the 38-year-old Alter said. “We pray about this to stop, that nobody dies … that we find a (solution).” Alter continues to keep an eye on the crisis half a world away. It’s been difficult, but Alter has kept his focus on what lies ahead, here and now. In his former country, Alter couldn’t secure a wellpaying job and a better way of life, so he, his wife, and their 8-month-old daughter left the Ukraine for the Pacific Northwest 13 years ago. In that time, Alter was gradually improved his limited English, gained and advanced his job skills, secured a good-paying job in Auburn and found a nice home in Federal Way. He and his wife, Nataliya, are raising a growing family of four daughters. He appreciates what he

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has here. He doesn’t plan to go back to the Ukraine anytime soon. Alter found a larger family here, one of many friends and coworkers.

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Beginning in April, the City of Auburn will be converting several traffic signals to flashing yellow arrows for leftturn movements. The project is expected to be completed in June. The total estimated project cost is $482,000 and is funded by a Federal grant for city-wide, traffic signal safety improvement projects. The improvements include flashing yellow arrow left-turn operations, auxiliary signal heads, vehicle detection systems, signal head backplates with yellow reflective tape and new LED signal head lamps. Over the next several weeks, the City’s contractor will work mainly in the downtown area to complete these improvements at the following locations: • Auburn Way North/4th St. NE • Auburn Way N./1st St. NE • Auburn Way N./ E. Main St. • Auburn Way S./2nd St. SE • Auburn Way S./4th St. SE • Auburn Ave. NE/1st St. NE

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Auburn Food Bank. Even so, Debbie Christian’s eyes bugged out and her jaw dropped when she saw what the kids made happen in this year’s all-school food drive. All told, March’s friendly competition of school against school brought in a record 62,374.4 pounds of food and $24,291.18. That, Christian, executive director of the food bank, calculated, is 16.19 pounds of food per student in the school district. “Incredible. The kids did a great job, and I’m not sure what sparked it this year over last, or the year before that,” Christian said. “Ten years of support is incredible, so we tried to really promote that it’s important to have made that kind of a milestone. “You get some towns that say, ‘Oh, the high school does it,’ or ‘the elementary does it,’ but Auburn does it all-school,” Christian said. “This year they get to keep their trophies. So the schools that had their names on there the most were pretty excited about making sure they got to keep it this year.” Here are the first-place winners in each category (high school,

Auburn’s all-school food drive numbers in the last 10 years: 2005: 45,395 pounds, $817 2006: 63,821 pounds $4,804 2007: 63,837 pounds, $8,073 2008: 65,529 pounds, $7,662 2009: 56,568 pounds, $18,869 2010: 51,680 pounds, $16,872 2011: 53,607 pounds, $13,270 2012: 57,982 pounds, $19,339 2013: 46,153 pounds, $12,953 2014: 62,374.4 pounds, $24,291.18

middle school, elementary school; formula for winning is based on pounds per student): Auburn Mountainview High School, 7,336.62 cash/pounds total = $4.82 pounds per student; Olympic Middle School, 7,966 cash/pounds total = $11.65 pounds per student; and Hazelwood Elementary, 10,454.71 cash/ pounds total = $18.31 pounds per student. “The money was also a big surprise, almost $5,000 more than it was last year, and it’s considerably up over the years before that,” Christian said. Christian emphasized how

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Community effort: Kazuyuki Sugiyama, Issei Matsui, and Soka Neko, Japanese students studying English, helped Auburn Food Bank director Debbie Christian unload food from a truck at the food bank last Friday. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter important the food drive is to the food bank. “It comes at a time when donations are low, and our number of households served is high,” Christian said. “We are currently up (comparing 2013 to now) by 866 household visits this year. Some days I wonder where all the

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An electrical malfunction in a light, investigators say, was responsible for an early Tuesday morning fire at Gildo Rey Elementary School in Auburn. Nobody was hurt. The school was not in session at the time, and arriving students were redirected to the gymnasium. Firefighters contained the fire to one room. At 7:47 a.m., Valley Com dispatched firefighters from the Valley Regional Fire Authority to an automatic fire alarm at the school. Firefighters found smoke in a non-sprinklered area in the school’s north wing. The first company on scene made a speedy attack to keep the fire from spreading. Damages are estimated at $50,000.

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I can’t say it any other way ... thank you from the bottom of my heart.” – Debbie Christian, Auburn Food Bank executive director, on the record-breaking all-school food drive.

The honest rule is to use raw, real ingredients I have found a new meaning to life – cheese making. After spending the past several weeks watching political Kabuki kooks find ways to be silly and not govern, I needed some relief. After a couple of sleepless nights, my own personal, political Lorax popped out of a tree stump in my bedroom, looking all grumpy and rumpled. “The secret to getting elected is finding friends to pound signs into the ground … then comes governing,” he said. “All those weird rules about being open and transparent. Seriously, it makes my tummy hurt.” Then the Lorax repeated some line from the ’60s – make cheese, not words … or something like that. He was chewing Cocoa Puffs for his tummy ache, and I couldn’t quite understand him. I rolled out of bed and checked out some cheese-making websites. I discovered a whole world of cheese making. I remember my grandmother used to make cheese and butter. I can still see a white, cheesecloth bag hanging on the porch with whey dripping from it. My grandmother always made the besttasting meals for me. One of my favorites was grandma’s wild blackberry pie, right out of the oven with her homemade vanilla ice cream on top. Of course, her crusts were perfect, made with buttermilk, butter and lard. One reason grandma’s pies were perfect was she had real buttermilk, made from our cows on the farm. And that leads me back to the point of this column and the meaning of my silly life. While researching cheese making, I came across the recipe for making my own buttermilk. When I read it, I got all warm and fuzzy and had an out-of-body experience. All I recall from the recipe is to get some

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Boosting the minimum wage has more advantages The proposed plan to increase the minimum wage in the United States to $9 an hour by 2015 and $10.10 an hour by 2016 would have more benefits for the country than detriments. However, the increase of minimum wage raises concerns for layoffs, with the Congressional Budget Office estimating that 0.03 percent of the workforce would be laid off. The CBO also estimates the increase would benefit 16.5 million low-income employees, and bring 900,000 people out of poverty. When weighing the pros and cons of increasing minimum wages, there are far more advantages to increasing the wages.

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COTA effort is saving kids’ lives The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Ind., rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000

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Prop 1’s passage is critical to how we will get around Ask yourself, when was the last time you boarded Metro as your transportation choice? It seems a growing number of us are. More Americans used public transit in 2013 than in any year since 1956, the National Public Transportation Association reported in March, with Metro ridership

up 3 percent. Do you have an ORCA card? More and more of us do, and use it frequently. How many times this week have you observed a person with compromised physical abilities waiting for public transportation and have some level of concern/pity and think, “What if it was, and when

will it be me?” Have you found yourself grumbling about traffic on your morning or afternoon commute, that pothole you just hit, or the deteriorating road conditions that are appearing throughout King County? Regardless of your responses to the questions just posed, and the number of “yeses,” you should

to place the boy on the organ waiting list. But the child died before an organ became available. Those community volunteers, along with the boy’s parents, turned tragedy into triumph by using the funds they raised to help other transplant families. That was the beginning of COTA. Since that time, COTA has assisted more than 2,000 patients by helping to raise funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA has built extensive volunteer networks across the nation in an attempt to ensure that no child or young adult needing an organ or tissue transplant is excluded from a transplant waiting list due to a lack of funds. COTA needs your help to make sure that tragedies, like the one that was the catalyst in founding COTA, are not repeated. Every day 18 people die waiting for an organ transplant here in the United States. April is National Donate Life [ more LETTERS page 6 ]

know about Proposition No. 1 which is on the ballot registered voters will receive for mail-in on the April 22 special election. King County Metro is facing a $75 million budget shortfall. Without additional revenue, Metro will have to reduce service by up to 17 percent, which will undoubtedly hit hard in South King County. Addressing this crisis, King County created the Transportation Benefit District (KCTBD) [ more our turn page 6 ]


[6] April 4, 2014 The City of Auburn invites the public to its Arbor Day celebration at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11 at Lea Hill Park, 124th and 319th St. SE). City officials, along

[ vrfa from page 1 ] others,” his peers said. “Terry is a top-notch firefighter, with an upbeat attitude. He is very knowledgeable, teaches great emergency medical training classes and is very effective in sharing his knowledge with his fellow firefighters.” Darmody, a captain and a 29-year veteran, was recognized as the Fire Officer of the Year for 2013. Darmody began his career with the legacy Auburn Fire Department on April 16, 1985 and was appointed captain on June 16, 2004.

www.auburn-reporter.com with volunteers from the Auburn Garden Club, Auburn Tree Board, Auburn Park Board, representatives from the state Department of Natural Resources and the Washington ComDarmody led a team that developed a contemporary hydraulics manual, the foundation for the training of pump operators for many years to come. “Doug is an exemplary fire officer. He is decisive, consistently makes sound tactical decisions and places the safety of his personnel at the top of his priorities,” said a co-worker. The VRFA also recognized three retirees from 2013 who spent many years serving the emergency and fire service needs of those in our communities – Capt. Gerry Maitland retired with

[ OUR TURN from page 5 ] in February. This separate government entity with countywide transportation taxing authority sent Proposition 1 to the voters to maintain current service levels for Metro, as well as implement street improvements for cities and unincorporated King County. The KCTBD was created because the state Legislature did not pass a statewide comprehensive transportation package during the two most recent sessions, 2013 and 2014, and three special sessions in 2013 alone. The creation of the KCTBD was an option available to King County to raise funds for roads, transit and other

munity Forestry Council will plant a Tri Color Beech tree donated by the Auburn Garden Club. Mayor Nancy Backus will proclaim April 11 as Arbor Day in Auburn. 33 years, Doug Alexander retired with 29 years and Karl Hoel retired with 28 years. In a badge pinning ceremony for personnel who were promoted in 2013, Capt. Guy Smith and Capt. Melina Kuzaro were recognized by their families and co-workers. Three outgoing members of the Board of Governance were recognized for their service to the VRFA ever since its inception in January 2007 – former Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, Auburn Councilmember Rich Wagner and Pacific Councilmember Clint Steiger.

transportation improvements within its jurisdiction by voter decision. It was adopted on a 9-0 vote of the King County Council, a necessary and reluctantly taken unanimous vote. Proposition 1, if passed by voters, would increase King County’s sales tax by 0.1 percent, establish a new $60 vehicle fee, and provide for a $1.25 fare rate for low-income King County residents (think that physically compromised individual you saw today). Both new revenue sources would be applied exclusively for transportation maintaining Metro service levels and funding transportation improvements in cities and unincorporated King County.

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raw milk, four or five gallons, I think, set it on the counter until something gets lumpy and glumpy, like floating balls of … never mind. Now that sounds like real food. The chefs on food TV always talk about multiple textures, and this is milk with variable textures and some chew to it. One cannot ask for more out of life than that. I will now be able to magically create buttermilk, cheese and many globs of glump that reveal the secrets of the universe and solve annoying grammar questions that God hid from mankind after Adam ended a sentence with a preposition. Today I am feeling much better about the governing glad hands who are wrestling with these weird rules. There is a solution, floating somewhere … on top of old buttermilk.

Month. Please register today to become an organ donor. Then, encourage your friends, family members, neighbors and associates to take two simple, life-saving steps: register as an organ donor at www.donatelife.net or your state’s license bureau, and express your wish to be a donor to your family members. You can do more. Find out how you can help a COTA family living nearby who needs your help by visiting www.cota.org. Please log on today to see how you can give hope and make a miracle in your community. – Rick Lofgren, certified fund raising executive, COTA

Dennis Box is editor of the Covington/ Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter and Enumclaw/Bonney Lake CourierHerald. Reach him at dbox@maplevalleyreporter.com or 425-432-1209, ext. 5050.

The funds would be divided on a 60-40 split, with 60 percent going to the district to maintain Metro’s service levels, and 40 percent going to the 39 cities and unincorporated King County to fund road improvements. The 40 percent given to the cities and unincorporated King County will be allocated for road improvements prioritized by the individual jurisdictions. The $60 vehicle fee would come with a low-income rebate program of $20 off for qualifying households with incomes less than 45 percent of the county’s median income. In addition, Proposition 1 will fund Metro’s low-income fare pro-

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Correction State Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, a leader in the suicide prevention movement, was misquoted in the March 28 Reporter. The corrected quote: “Early intervention is highly effective. Unfortunately, Washington has a 15-percent higher suicide rate than the national average ... and we’ve stepped to the forefront (of the problem).”

gram. This program would provide a low-income fare of $1.25 for qualifying riders for two years. If Proposition 1 does not pass, the low-income fare will be $1.50 and be funded through other sources at Metro. The estimated impact per household in King County would be approximately $11 per month. If Proposition 1 does not pass, Metro will reduce service levels of up to 17 percent, equating to roughly 600,000 annual hours of service (68 calendar years). This will result in an estimated deletion of 74 routes and altering 107 routes. A number of these service alterations would come in the form of reduced service during

times when ridership is measurably lower than during peak hours, undoubtedly disproportionately impacting South King County at all hours of the week, and especially on weekends. The South King County Mobility Coalition strongly encourages you to consider Proposition 1 when you receive your ballot soon, complete the ballot and mail it in by the due date of Tuesday, April 22. Your answers to the questions posed above are “riding” or “driving” on it. Dianna Beckett is the Public Policy Committee chair and Mike Heinisch is a Public Policy Committee member with the South King County Mobility Coalition.

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Woman who died in house fire identified; death likely a suicide By ROBERT WHALE rwhale@auburn-reporter.com

The King County Medical Examiner has identified the woman who died in the fire March 23 at 5034 Elliot Court SE as Mary Stangeland, 50. Valley Regional Fire Authority investigators have determined that the cause of the fatal house fire was arson. Early indications are that Stangeland set the fire herself. "The Medical Examiner classified her death as a suicide," Auburn Police Commander Mike Hirman said last week. "We are conducting our own investigation just to make sure no one else was involved. But at this point, all indications are suicide." Auburn Police detectives are investigating the incident with the King County Medical Examiner to determine the cause and manner of death. According to investi-

gators, the fire began in the second-floor master bedroom of the home, where firefighters found Stangeland's body. Multiple neighbors called 911 at 3:46 p.m. after hearing an explosion and breaking glass and seeing heavy smoke and flames boiling out of the upper floor windows. Three fire engines, one ladder truck and one medical aid unit from the VRFA responded to the fire and applied water to the second-floor before entering the building. The woman was quickly found and determined to be dead. Firefighters then focused their efforts on containing the fire to the second floor and keeping it from spreading to nearby homes. The fire destroyed the home's second floor. The first floor and basement suffered heavy water damage. Damage to the structure and contents is estimated at $170,000.

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March 24 Theft: 5 p.m., 320 block of S Street Southeast. Somebody – likely a relative, said the owner – stole a man’s Blue Tooth-style speaker from his home.

March 25 Nuh uh, pants on fire!: 1:34 p.m., 2802 Auburn Way S. When a man notified 911 that somebody had just threatened him with a knife at the Muckleshoot Market, police, sirens keening, emergency lights ablaze, came on the double trot in multiple cars. At first, said the guy who’d made the call, a woman he had once dated had just sliced and diced him. But when the wound turned out to be old, healed, and,

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Fire & Rescue Blotter The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 201 requests for service between March 24 and 30, among which were the following:

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28 days, despite being instructed not to change his dietary habits or physical activity. Some patients, under their doctors care, have been able to reduce or eliminate their need for diabetic drugs. Scientists say that Cinnatrol™ actually helps diabetic drugs to work more efficiently. Additional information is available at www.cinnatrol.com. Cinnatrol™ is available without a prescription at pharmacies and nutrition stores or call 1-877-581-1502. Now at select

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Aid call: 7:34 p.m., (Algona). After firefighters evaluated an Auburn senior who was suffering chest pain secondary to respiratory issues, a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

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www.auburn-reporter.com for heaven’s sake, bore stitch marks, the guy launched into a fresh tale of woe, recalling how days earlier three friends had attacked him, with a resulting laceration. When the second story failed to pass the sniff test, the guy pitched into a third, this time complaining that the woman he’d once dated was always following him around, threatening to have some of her friends beat him up and stuff. Fed up after this third story, police arrested him for filing a false report. Bus burglary: 1:30 p.m., 1240 W. Main St. Between March 21 and 25, burglars cut their way into a school bus lot and left with parts from six buses. Vandalism: 6:54 p.m., 2200 block of F Street Southeast. A boy threw a rock and struck a vehicle, damaging its windshield. Vandalism: 5:34 p.m., 808 9th St. SE. Somebody broke a window at the senior center.

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3900 block of Auburn Way North. A motor home built by someone was broken into at a local dealership owned by someone. A stereo and television made by various companies and owned by the local dealership were stolen. No one is suspected by police at this time, it is reported by police. The values of the missing items were unreported by police.

Fraud: 10:42 a.m., 28900 124th Avenue SE. A 15-year-old Auburn Mountainview student tried to pass a fake $20 bill at the student store but couldn’t pull it off.

Theft: 10 a.m., 3625 Auburn Way N. A woman who lives in another city reported that while she was at church in Auburn, thieves broke into her vehicle and looted it.

Burglary: Overnight, 4237 A St. SE. Burglars hit a construction trailer and swiped a number of tools.

Assault with hands and fists. 11:18 a.m., 31500 block of 106th Place SE. Police arrested a man for second-degree assault.

into her vehicle and left a driver’s license. Weapons offense: 9:10 a.m., 501 Oravetz Road SE. After school authorities found a student with a butterfly knife at school, they sent the case on to the City prosecutor for filing of charges.

Shoplifting: 1:40 p.m., 3930 A St. SE. A woman stole two cases of butane from Cigarland. Theft: 6 p.m., 1900 block of Dogwood Drive Southeast. A thief, or thieves, stole a lawnmower and a generator from a yard.

Theft: Overnight, 12300 block of Southeast 311th Street. A woman reported that somebody had broken

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firefighters treated a man who’d been complaining of left-side numbness that had awakened him from sleep, and spreading pain in his jaw, a private ambulance motored him to MAMC.

Aid call: 12:44 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters administered oxygen therapy to a woman with a decreased level of consciousness, and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.

Theft committed: Overnight,

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Aid call: 2:28 a.m., (Auburn). After

Smoke alarm: 8 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a smoke detector sounding in an apartment across the breezeway from the reporting party’s unit entered the apartment and found a woman asleep with food burning on her stove. Firefighters helped the woman out of her apartment and removed the food. Quick thinking of a young child across the breezeway in no-

The new flashing yellow display provides traffic engineers with more options to handle variable traffic volumes. The flashing yellow display promotes safe traffic flow during heavy traffic volumes, while reducing traffic delay when

traffic volumes are light. Drivers will have more opportunities to make a left turn with the flashing yellow left-turn arrow than with the traditional threearrow signal display, which keeps drivers moving. A national study demon-

March 26 Aid call: 9 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters assessed an older woman who was complaining of dizziness after an injection, and then escorted her to her private physician’s office for more evaluation and treatment.

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Robbery, strongarm, street: 12:25 a.m., 2800 I St. NE. Two assailants unknown robbed an Auburn man in the area of a north Auburn city park. Theft: 5:15 p.m., 1701 Auburn Way S. A male stole an undisclosed amount of money from a register at a convenience store.

tifying his mother to call 911 may have reduced the potential for more damage.

March 29 Aid call: 10:56 a.m., (Lea Hill). After firefighters evaluated a woman who had missed a step and fallen, a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.

March 30 Fall: 10:33 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters treated a man who had fallen and hit his head on the floor, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.

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gala benefits homeless, abandoned animals The Winner’s Circle Gala, Auburn Valley Humane Society’s premiere fundraising event for homeless and abandoned animals in the community, is Saturday at Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. The event, sponsored by Auburn Veterinary Hospital and Singletary Law Offices, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. The night includes a silent and live auction. Tickets are available for purchase at auburnvalleyhs.org for $75 per person or $500 for a table of eight.

Events Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to www.auburntourism.com. Volunteer lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 10, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 9th St. SE. The City of Auburn honors volunteers from local service agencies. Theme: Auburn Volunteers, Our 12th Man. 25th annual Washington State Spring Fair: April 10-13, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Hours: 2-10 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Welcome in the spring with exhibits, food, free entertainment, music, gardening tips and tricks, Slamfest Demolition Derby and Monster Truck shows and favorite rides. Admission: Pre-fair price (available online through April 9), adults $7.50, students $5.50. Regular price, adults $10, students $8. For more information, visit www. thefair.com. Conference on Horse Keeping and Climate Change, Managing the Uncertainty: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Way, Auburn. King Conservation District and Horses for Clean Water present the program. Keynote speakers: Dr. Gary Muscatello, DVM, University of Sydney, Australia; Chad Kruger, WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources; Dr. Nick Bond, state climatologist, University of Washington. Afternoon session offers participants tools to “future proof” their land and horses. Content on land management practices include new twists on pasture management, innovative approaches to water conservation on horse properties and more. To register, go online at KingCD.org, call 425-282-1949 or email signup@kingcd. org. Cost: $20 for horse owners/general public, $35 for agency participants, includes coffee and fruit at sign-in, catered lunch, vender display, tram tour of Emerald Downs horse facilities, plus a free ticket to the races redeemable any 2014 race day. Teaching Equity Conference: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 26, Highline Community College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines. Providing innovative strategies to narrow the opportunity gap by offering insights to support the recruitment and retention of teachers of color. Keynote speaker: 2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau, of Zillah. Breakfast and lunch included in the registration fee of $35. Online registration deadline is April 17 at www.TeachingEquity.com. Clean Sweep: 7:30 a.m. May 3, Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. This community-

wide volunteer effort will focus on major clean-up and beautification efforts in different areas around the City. Volunteer groups will work on general clean-up, landscaping, weeding and other projects at various park sites, trails and other sites around Auburn. The morning agenda: • 7:30 a.m. – Check in at City Hall, breakfast prepared by Kiwanis Club of Auburn; • 8:15 a.m. – Welcome and project instructions; • 8:30 a.m. – ceremonial sweep along Main Street sidewalks; • 8:45 a.m. – Teams go to project locations. Volunteers are asked to bring tools based on their volunteer assignment (determined once registered), gardening or work gloves, and a broom for the ceremonial sweep along the Main Street sidewalks. Participants are encouraged to wear T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, or other clothing that identifies their group. For additional information, call Julie Krueger at 253-804-5042 or email jkrueger@auburnwa.gov. Auburn’s Annual Youth Fishing Derby: 8:30 a.m.-noon, May 3, Mill Pond Park, 600 Oravetz Road. Youth ages 14 and under invited to participate in free derby. The pond will be stocked with trophy-size trout. City of Auburn, Auburn Sports & Marine and the Auburn SOF Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers sponsor the event. For more information, contact Brian Petty at 253804-5048 or bpetty@auburnwa.gov. Auburn Art Walk and Wine Tasting: 5-9 p.m. May 9, downtown. Experience art, music, wine tasting. Presented by the Auburn Valley Creative Arts, City of Auburn, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, 4 Culture. Wine tasting tickets are available online at auburnartwalk.com, for $15, or $20 on the day of the event. Artists can join the event for $10. More information also available at www.facebook.com/ events/222710111253176. City of Algona Kids Fishing Derby: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 31, Matchett Park, 402 Warde St. For kids, ages 13 and under. A portable pond will be stocked with trout. Poles and bait will be provided. The event is free but ticket reservations are required beginning May 19 at City Hall. For more information, call 253-833-2897.

Benefits Pillowcase Drive for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital: Now through April 15. Help put a smile on the face of a child by bringing fun pillowcases to the Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 perimeter Road SW. Donors can use their imagination to sew, embroider or decorate pillows or simply buy them from the store. Nine-hundred children per month pick out their own pillowcase

‘Tolstory’ Adrienne Grieco of West Seattle, left, Laura Smith and Erika Zabelle of West Auburn, and Deena Chapman of Federal Way rehearse a scene in “Tolstory”. The presentation is the story of the life of Katarina Karenin, as told by her four nesting dolls. “Tolstory”, a new comedy with music from Breeders Theater, runs April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and April 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. Tickets are $20 available at www.brownpapertickets.com/586703 or by calling 206-870-6527. COURTESY PHOTO. and it becomes a comfort item whether they are in chemotherapy, having surgery, exams or tests. For more information, call Christine Gifford at 253-876-7563. Clothes 4 Kidz Clothing Drive: Now through April 25. Clothes 4 Kidz, a subcommittee of the Communities In School of Auburn, is collecting gently used clothing and new underwear and socks (youth sizes to extra large, adults sizes, extra small to extra large) for distribution through Auburn School District schools to children in need. Dropoff locations: • Rainier Middle School, 30620 116th Ave. SE; • VRFA Fire Station 31 (by Fred Meyer), 1101 D St. NE; • Terminal Park Elementary School, 1101 D St. SE; • Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, 910 Ninth St. SE; • Hazelwood Elementary School, 11815 SE 304th St.; • Lakeland Hills homeowners, 5801 Lakeland Hills Way SE; • Mt. Baker Middle School, 620 37th St. SE; • Valley Christian School, 1312 Second St.

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SE; • Ilalko Elementary School, 301 Oravetz Place SE; • City of Auburn Annex (second floor), 1 E. Main St.; • Auburn School District Transportation office, 615 15th St. SW; • Stor-More Self-Storage, 1802 A St. SE; • Auburn School District Administration Building, 915 Fourth St. NE. For more information, visit auburn.ciswa.org or email cisauburn@comcast.net Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 3, 4; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 5, St. Matthew-San Mateo Episcopal Church, 123 L St. NE, Auburn. The Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 5, on the first Saturday of every month, February to June, October to December, Auburn School District Transportation Yard, 615 15th St. SW. Featuring arts and crafts from local artists and business people. Free to the public. A $10 vendor fee supports the Auburn High School seniors scholarship fund. For more information, contact Janie Bartro at 253-227-7789, or visit www.busbarnbonanza.com. 31st annual Spring Sell-a-bration Luncheon: Noon, April 5, Messiah Luther-

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an Church, 410 H St. NE, Auburn. Delta Rho Chapter No. 3834 of Epsilon SIgma Alpha, International hosts the event to benefit multiple sclerosis. Cost: $7 and an auction item. Over the past 30 years, the annual auction has raised more that $17,000.00 to benefit the local Auburn, Federal Way and South King County patients and their families. For more information, contact Gretchen at 253-833-0410 or ghandorff@aol.com. Rainier Christian School’s annual live auction and dinner: 6 p.m. April 5, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave N., Kent. Celebrating “50 Years of Investing in the RCS Story.” Silent and live auctions, dinner by Longhorn catering. Proceeds support Christian education in South King County. Purchase tickets online at RainierCSD.org. Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Fashion Show: Noon, April 17, Landmark on the Sound, 23660 Marine View Drive S., Des Moines. Benefit for the hospital’s uncompensated care fund. Doors prizes, raffle, lunch.

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www.auburn-reporter.com [ calendar from page 8 ] Rottles hosts fashion show. Tickets are a $30 donation. Deadline to reserve tickets is April 3. For more information or to order tickets, please call 206-8244746 or 206-878-1239. Wild Child, 5K Adult Run and 1K Kids Dash: 9 a.m.-noon, April 26, Roegner Park, 601 Oravetz Road, Auburn. Providing hope and a new beginning for burned children and their families. A paved stroller/baby jogger/kid-friendly trail along the White River. Race-end snack provided along with sponsor giveaways and a free ride around the neighborhood on a fire truck. Raising money to support the Burned Children’s Recovery Foundation, letting no child walk alone. Registration: (includes T-shirt) $30 adults, $10 child (10 and younger). T-shirts guaranteed to those registering before April 13. Online registration at www.wildchildrun.com closes midnight April 23. Day of race: $40 adults, $15 child. Chicken Teriyaki Dinner Spring Fundraiser: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N. Chicken teriyaki dinner served cafeteria style or takeout. Bake sale features mochi, manju, pies, cookies, cakes and more. Cost: $12. For more information, visit www.wrbt.org. Fourth annual Empty Bowls event: 11 a.m.2 p.m. May 2, Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S., Auburn. Local artists, businesses and restaurants come together to help Auburn’s hungry. A $15 suggested donation will get you a handcrafted pottery or wood bowl made by local artisans to keep and lunch provided by Auburn-area restaurants and schools. Proceeds benefit the Auburn Food Bank. For more information, contact the food bank at 253-8338925 or www.theauburnfoodbank.org.

Camps ‘See Ya Later’ Spring Break Baseball Camp: April 10-11, Diamond Sports Training Center, 13712 24th St. E., Sumner. Entry level camp for basic players (non-select players) ages 8-13. Steven Finch and Josh Evans of Diamond Sports Training Center will coach the camp, which focuses on basis skills – hitting, fielding, throwing, pitching, catching, base running, game prep and game strategy. The camp is free, however, a suggested donation of $20 per child is requested. If the fee limits your child’s attendance, please mark scholarship on the registration form with no questions asked. The camp includes a T-shirt. Please bring any baseball gear that you have. Equipment also will be provided by Diamond Sports, if necessary. Tennis shoes are fine to wear at camp. No

cleats. The camp is limited to 40 player spots. Register online at: www.seeyalater.org/syl-washington/baseball-camp. For more information, contact Brian Williams at brian.williams@seeyalater.org or 253-332-5144, or Wendy Buchanan at wendy@seeyalater.org or 253-951-6491.

Network 3No Networking: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. 3No Networking is a casual weekly get-together set aside for members of the business community to drop in and get to know each other. The mixer rotates among Auburn venues: • First Thursday of the month – Oddfellas Pub & Eatery, 102 W. Main St.; • second Thursday – Auburn Wine & Caviar Company, 2402 A St. SE; • third Thursday – Station Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125; • fourth Thursday – Zola’s Café, 402 E. Main St. Suite 120. The series is made possible by a partnership between IPZ No. 15 Auburn, the City of Auburn Office of Economic Development, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and the Auburn Downtown Association. For more information, contact Doug Lein, IPZ administrator, at 253-804-3101.

Entertainment AUBURN AVENUE THEATER Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Randy Linder’s CCR Tribute: 7:30 p.m. April 12. Randy Linder’s authenticity shines through with the visual resemblance, the voice, the lead guitar style and even the rockin’ blues harp played by John Fogerty in some of those early CCR hits. Tickets: $17 regular; $15 students, seniors. Ave Kids, Willy Wonka Jr.: 7 p.m. April 18, 19; 2 p.m. April 19. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. tells the zany musical tale of Willy Wonka and his challenge to the children who love his chocolate. Tickets: $8. Free Fourth Friday Movies: 8 p.m. April 25, “Airplane!” (PG; 1980). Free tickets available at the door only, doors open one hour prior to showtime. Limited to 250 people. April Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. April 26. Three comedians in one night. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Tickets: $17 regular; $15 students, seniors. Groove For Thought: 7:30 p.m. May 3. Performing classic tunes in a jazz style unlike anything you’ve

ever heard, the group combines the swinging style of The Manhattan Transfer with the smooth sounds of Take 6. Tickets: $20 regular; $18 student, seniors. Auburn Performing Arts Center APAC, 206 E St. NE, Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Cab Calloway Orchestra: 2:30 p.m. April 6. Swaying to the irresistible rhythm and singing hi-deho. You’ll be echoing the King himself, Cab Calloway, as he thrusts his baton into the air, and in his Zoot Suit, jumps, twirls and signals to the band to begin another joyous chorus. Tickets: $17 regulars. $15 students, seniors. Auburn Symphony Orchestra, “The Farewell”: 7:30 p.m. April 26, 2:30 p.m. April 27, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 206 E St. NE. Program: Symphony No. 9 (Shostakovich); Kol Nidrei (Bruch), featuring ASO’s principal cello Brian Wharton; Symphony No. 45 (Haydn) “The Farewell”. Conductor Stewart Kershaw and KUOW host Dave Beck present free pre-concert lectures (6:45 p.m. April 26, 1:45 p.m. April 27), focusing on the composers and their works. Tickets: Reserved seats, $34 adults, $27 seniors, $10 students. Call 253-887-7777 or purchase online at auburnsymphony.org. BYU Singers: 7:30 p.m. May 1. Blending creative staging and vocal arrangements in an innovative framework, the Brigham Young University Singers present a captivating performance of vocal music. Performed by 40 graduate and undergraduate students, the program ranges from classical to international folk music and Broadway show tunes which enthralls audiences of every kind. Tickets: $15 regular; $12 students, seniors. Dance Magic: 7 p.m. May 30, 2 p.m., 7 p.m. May 31. Enjoy the intensity of the tango, the grace of the waltz and the spark of Latin dances at Pacific Ballroom Dance’s annual concert. Tickets: $10-$18. For more information, contact Heather Longhurst at 206--914-9795 or heather@pacificballroom.org or visit Order online at www.pacificballroom.org ELSEWHERE Classical Connoisseur, Pairing of music and wine: 7 p.m. April 5, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Classical music performed by the Auburn Symphony Orchestra, paired with tastes of specially selected fine wines. Limited seating. Tickets: $35. Call 253-931-3043 or order at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/433832.

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“Ghost Towns of the Wild West”: 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 6, Auburn Riverside Theater, 501 Oravetz Road. A film by travel filmmaker Gray Warriner. Gold fever ignited one of the greatest mass migrations in the world. Wagon trains and fortune seekers headed for the gold fields in California, Nevada, Colorado, Montana and virtually all points west. Visit real ghost towns built by brave pioneers who endured danger, loneliness and extreme temperatures to pursue their dreams. Tickets: $15 adults, kids 6-18 free. For more information, visit www. worldcavalcade.info A Little Princess Theater Production: 1 and 6 p.m. April 12, Faith Church Auditorium, 25636 140th Ave. SE, Kent. The Garden Christian Co-op presents a theatrical production for the family. $3 suggested donation. Tickets available at the door. For more information, contact Laura Belvin at 253874-0308 or Sbelvin@aol.com. “Sound of Music”: 7:30 p.m. May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, Messiah Lutheran Church, 805 Fourth St. NE, Auburn. Classic musical for the entire family. Admission: $10 seniors and children, $12 adults, Friday dinner show $30. For more information, contact Laura Kniss at 253-833-5280 or Laura85@harbornet.com. Poetry at The Station Bistro: 7-10 p.m., first Wednesdays of each month, Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Poets featured at the open mic venue. Presented by The Station Bistro, the Northwest Renaissance, Auburn Striped Water Poets. Open to poets of every age and skill level. For more information, contact mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Ave. Cadets will be taught song and dance and be a part of the Auburn Community Players cast of “Seussical The Musical” set for nine performances – June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20 and 21. Fee: $125, includes instruction and space at Children’s Dance Theater studios. Bri Selin instructs kids from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17. Call 253-931-3043.

Dance Children’s Dance Theater Open House: Visit www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com or call 253-887-8937 for program information. Located at 122 W. Main St. (entrance in back) Auburn Dance Academy: Visit www.auburndanceacademy.com or call 253-833-1891 for program information. The academy is located at 1811 Howard Road, Suite 100. Auburn Dance & Music Center: Visit www. auburndancecenter.com or call 253-833-6773 for program information. The center is located at 306 Auburn Ave. Surrendered School of the Arts: Visit www. surrenderedschool.com or call 253-474-4881 for program information. Classes are on Tuesdays at Lifegate Auburn Foursquare Church, 307 E. Main St.

Museums White River Valley Museum

Jazz series:: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, Auburn Wine and Caviar Company, 2402 A St. SE, Auburn. Saxophone and flute master Mark Lewis performs each week with a different featured guest musician – or two – from around the region. No cover. For more information, call 253-887-8530.

Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and the first Thursday 6-8 p.m. Regular admission is $5 adults, $2 seniors and children. Children 2 years of age or younger are free. Free admission on the first Thursday and third Sunday of the month.

Music at The Station Bistro: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. • April 26 program: Dan Duval Trio, vibraphone, guitar and bass, performing jazz standards and original compositions. 253-735-1399, auburnstationbistro.com

EXHIBITS Alpine Photography of George L. Kinkade: Jan. 15-June 1. Breathtaking imagery of the Cascade Mountains as seen through the eyes of a pioneering photographic explorer.

Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Open mic on the last Wednesday of the month. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.

Sole Obsession, 100 Years of Women’s Shoes from Kitten Heels to Power Pumps: June 18-Nov. 9. Presenting a range of dressy footwear, spanning from 1910 to 2010, and reflects upon the dramatic changes experienced by the women who wore them. More than 100 pairs of shoes from regional museums and private collections on display with examples of women’s cocktail and party apparel from the museum’s collection.

Cadet training “Seussical The Musical”: 7-9 p.m. May 15, 27, 29; June 2, 3, 4, 5, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn

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TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2:00 PM

Senior Gems Video Presentation Explains the Different Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease This video, featuring memory care expert, Teepa Snow will provide you with an overview of how Alzheimer’s affects the human brain. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of Cognitive Disorder. Learn the symptoms, stages and areas affected in the brain by this disease. TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2:00 PM

Learn the ‘Best Friends’ Approach to Caring for a Loved One with Dementia Learn the Best Friends approach. This approach is based on the work and experience of our memory care consultant David Troxel. Learn about this practical approach to caring for loved ones with dementia.

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Managing the Challenging Behaviors of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Related Dementias

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New MultiCare South King Health Foundation announces director, board members For the Reporter

MultiCare Health System has announced an executive director and volunteer board members for the newly formed South King Health Foundation. The foundation will support MultiCare’s mission of providing high quality health care and improved community health in South King County. MultiCare has a long-standing commitment to the region; the multi-specialty Covington clinic opened more than 20 years ago. Additional MultiCare clinics are in Auburn, Kent, Federal Way and Maple Valley. In April 2012, MultiCare opened a freestanding emergency room in Covington and, in October 2012, purchased the 195-bed Auburn Medical Center. “As a not-for-profit organization, MultiCare counts on the generous support of people who want to

make a difference in our community,” said Sara Long, vice president of the Foundations of MultiCare. “Our volunteer board members work tirelessly to fulfill our mission of making sure our neighbors receive the health care they deserve.” Alicia Chapman has been named executive director of the South King Health Foundation. New members of the board of directors are Stephen Anderson, MD, co-chair; Terry Davis, co-chair; Sue Singer; and Steffanie Fain. Anderson, MD, Cascade Emergency Physicians, has practiced emergency medicine at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for more than 25 years. He has filled many roles including, chief of staff and chairman of emergency services. Davis is the director of Franchising and Government Affairs for Comcast. He is an active community leader and has served on numerous boards and task forces,

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Fain’s measures to address repeat DUI offenders signed into law

Board members, from left: Stephen Anderson, MD, co-chair; Sara Long; Steffanie Fain; Alicia Chapman; Terry Davis, co-chair; and Sue Singer. Not pictured: Hugh Kodama and David Nicewonger. COURTESY PHOTO, Kristin Zwiers Photography including the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Auburn Rotary and the Maple Valley Economic Development Committee. The Auburn Reporter named him its Person of the Year for 2010. Singer is deeply committed to Auburn and South King County. She served on Auburn’s City Council for 16 years, the Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board,

the Governor’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board, and is active with Soroptimist International. In 2011, King County Executive Dow Constantine declared Dec. 19, 2011, Sue Singer Day. Fain is an associate with Seattle law firm Gordon and Rees LLP, and a former judicial extern at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent.

Two bills sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain (RAuburn, 47th Legislative District) during the 2014 legislative session recently were signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. Under the new laws, prosecutors will be able to seek increased penalties for repeat DUI offenders. Fain crafted the proposals after working as a DUI prosecutor in King County between the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions. “Those who drive under the influence create tragic consequences that are completely preventable. Operating a vehicle while intoxicated must be met with serious consequences, and our local prosecutors will now have additional tools to seek more appropriate sentences,” Fain said.

PUBLIC NOTICES In the Family Court of the Navajo Nation Judicial District of Shiprock, New Mexico VALENTINA SHEELY, C#314, 747 Petitioner, vs. NICK SHEELY, Respondent. No. SRFC-DM-034-2014 LEGAL NOTICE TO: Nick Sheely 1420 17th AT SE #613 Auburn, WA 98002 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, Valentina Sheely, C#314, 747, has petitioned the Court for Petition for Divorce against you in the Navajo Nation Family Court in Shiprock, New Mexico. You are required to file such claim(s) and objection(s) with the Shiprock Family Court, P.O. Box 1168, Shiprock, New Mexico 87420 with copies to Petitioner. ISSUED THIS 10th day of March, 2014. ss: Navajo Nation Family Court Clerk Published in Auburn Reporter on March 21, 2014, March 28, 2014, April 4, 2014 and April 11, 2014. #1010226. Superior Court of Washington for King County Estate of ANTHONY J. ADAMS, Deceased. NO. 14 4 01617-1KNT PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE The above Court has appointed me as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the

foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: 3/21/2014 Michael F. Adams Personal Representative 17532 SE Lake Holm Rd. Auburn, WA 98092 Published in Auburn Reporter on March 21, 2014, March 28, 2014 and April 4, 2014. #1011690 CITY OF PACIFIC NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING March 20, 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the City Council will conduct a public hearing during a City Council Meeting for the purpose of taking public testimony on Ordinance No. 2014-1858 regarding Street Assessment Reimbursement Agreements for Transportation System Improvements. This hearing will take place in the City Council Chambers at Pacific City Hall, 100 3rd Avenue SE, Pacific, Washington. All persons will have an opportunity to present their oral comments at the meeting. Those wishing to submit written comments may do so at the public hearing or by submitting them to the City Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014.

For further information regarding the hearing, please contact Jim Morgan, Engineer, (253) 929-1115. Amy Stevenson-Ness City Clerk City of Pacific Published in Auburn Reporter on March 28, 2014, April 4, 2014 and April 11, 2014. #1013290 The Boeing Company at 700 15th street S.W., Auburn Washington 98002 is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, The Boeing Company - Auburn Site / 17-68 Tankline Conversion Project, is located at the southeast portion of the Boeing-Auburn site in the city of Auburn, in King county. This project involves 0.1 acres of soil disturbance for industrial construction activities. The Receiving water is the White/Stuck River via East Ditch and Government Canal through the Boeing-Auburn stormwater system. Any persons desiring to present their views to the department of Ecology regarding this application may do so in writing within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Comments shall be submitted to the department of Ecology. Any person interested in the department’s action on this application may notify the department of their interest within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program,

Construction Stormwater PO Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 Published in Auburn Reporter on April 4, 2014 and April 11, 2014. #1017573. The Boeing Company at 700 15th street S.W., Auburn Washington 98002 is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, The Boeing Company - Auburn Site / 17-45 Autoclave Installation Project, is located at the western portion of the BoeingAuburn site in the city of Auburn, in King county. This project involves 0.4 acres of soil disturbance for industrial construction activities. The Receiving water is the White/Stuck River via Government Canal through the Boeing-Auburn stormwater system. Any persons desiring to present their views to the department of Ecology regarding this application may do so in writing within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Comments shall be submitted to the department of Ecology. Any person interested in the department’s action on this application may notify the department of their interest within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater PO Box 47696,

Olympia, WA 98504-7696 Published in Auburn Reporter on April 4, 2014 and April 11, 2014. #1017593. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by the City of Pacific at City Hall, Pacific, Washington, until 11:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, for the City of Pacific Stewart Road / Thornton Avenue Improvements and will then be opened and publicly read. This Contract provides for the improvement of Stewart Road SE from the Northbound SR 167 On/Off Ramps to 175’ west of the centerline of Valentine Avenue SE by widening the existing roadway to a 5-lane facility with sidewalks, curbs and gutters; re-channelizing and installing a signal system at the Stewart Road/Thornton Avenue Intersection; improving Thornton Avenue to 250’ south of the centerline of Stewart Road; modifying the northbound on/off ramp signal system; constructing a new stormwater collection, conveyance and treatment system; providing for street illumination; relocating and adjusting existing utilities; replacing and upgrading the existing water main along Stewart Road and across State right-of-way to connect with the existing water main along the West Valley Highway; repairing the existing roadway; overlaying the entire old and new roadway sections with HMA; and other work. Washington State’s prevailing wage requirements for Pierce County are in effect. Bids will be received only at the office of the City Clerk in the Pacific City Hall, 100 3rd Avenue SE, Pacific, WA 98047. Bids received after 11:00 a.m. will not be considered. The project contact is Mr. James J. Morgan, P.E. at (253) 929-1115.

Free-of-charge access to project bid documents (plans, specifications, addenda, and Bidders List) is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to www.bxwa.com and clicking on “Posted Projects”, “Public Works”, and “City of Pacific”. This online plan room provides Bidders with fully usable online documents with the ability to: download, view, print, order full/partial plan sets from numerous reprographic sources, and a free online digitizer/takeoff tool. It is recommended that Bidders “Register” in order to receive automatic e-mail notification of future addenda and to place themselves on the “SelfRegistered Bidders List”. Bidders that do not register will not be automatically notified of addenda and will need to periodically check the on-line plan room for addenda issued on this project. Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at (425) 258-1303 should you require assistance with access or registration. BID DEPOSIT: Each Bid shall be accompanied by a bid deposit (certified or cashier’s check or approved bond) payable to the City of Pacific in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the Bid price. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive informalities and irregularities. No Bidder may withdraw a Bid after the Bid opening and before the award and execution of the Agreement unless the award is delayed for more than sixty (60) days. Published: Auburn Reporter – April 4, 2014, and April 18, 2014 #1017632.

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Indian Tribe

We are Honored to Support Our Neighbors Throughout Washington State

As a sovereign tribal nation, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is a government. The Tribe uses its revenues from economic enterprises to fund infrastructure, educational opportunities, healthcare, housing assistance, conservation, and an array of other vital programs and services. These enterprise revenues serve the same government purposes as tax revenues received by state and local governments. The Tribe also honors a cultural tradition of sharing with neighbors and with those in need. In 2013, we are proud to have supported our neighboring communities with over $3.6 million of assistance to the following Washington nonprofit organizations and to local governments’ fire, police, and other services. We thank them for their service and reaffirm our commitment to helping our neighbors and building communities throughout the state. 100 Black Men of Greater Seattle 1910 Malott Indian Shaker Church Airway Heights Correction Center Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church Alzheimer’s Association - Western Wa American Cancer Society American Heart Association American Indian Film Institute American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific American Parkinson Disease Association - Washington Arboretum Foundation Ashley House Asia Pacific Cultural Center Asian Counseling & Referral Service Auburn City Church The Auburn Food Bank Auburn Mountainview Booster Club Auburn Respite Program Auburn Riverside High Grad Night Auburn Valley YMCA Auburn Youth Resources Bates Technical College Behind the Badge Foundation WA State Birth to Three Developmental Center Blaze Firecamp for Young Women Boyer Children’s Clinic Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County Brain Injury Association of WA The Breakfast Group Burned Children Recovery Foundation Byron Kibler Elementary School Capitol Hill Housing Foundation CAST for Kids Foundation Cedar Creek Corrections Center Native Circle Center for Children & Youth Justice Center for Women and Democracy Central Area Senior Center Central for Multicultural Health Central Washington University Chief Seattle Club Children’s Alliance Chinese Information & Service Center Chinook Elementary City of Auburn City Year Seattle/King County Clallam Bay Corrections Center Compass Health Congregations For The Homeless Consejo Counseling & Referral Service Coyote Ridge Corrections Center Native Circle Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Dawn - Domestic Abuse Women’s Network Disability Advocates for Cystic Fibrosis Eastern Washington University Eastern Washington University Foundation Eastside Native American Education Edmonds Community College El Centro de la Raza Emergency Feeding Program Emergency Food Network Entre Hermanos Enumclaw Regional Healthcare Foundation Ethnic Studies Students Association Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling The Evergreen State College The Evergreen State College Native American Students Association Enumclaw Middle School Executive Development Institute Experimental Education Unit - UW

Family Law Casa of King County Firestarters Ministries First Nations at the University of Washington First Place School The Foodbank at St Marys Food LifeLine The Friendship Circle of Washington Gateway International Ministries Gilda’s Club of Seattle Goodthinking 4 All Our Relations Goodwill Development Association Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Greater Love Ministries Evangelistic Association Greater Washington Alpha Phi Omega Green River Community College Habitat for Humanity International Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations Health Point Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors Heritage University Highline Community College Highline Medical Center Foundation Hokubei Hochi Foundation Indian Shaker Church of Washington Institute for Community Leadership Institute for Systems Biology Interim Community Development International Community Health Care International Examiner InvestED Japanese American Citizen League JC Restoration Rehabilitation Center Kent Black Action Commission Kent Elementary School - Kent School District Kent Firefighters Foundation Kent Food Bank & Emergency Services Kent International Festival Kent Meridian High School PSTA Kent School District - Native American Program Kin On Community Health Care Kindering Center King County Fire District # 44 King County Sheriffs Office Kiwanis Club of Enumclaw Foundation Larch Corrections Center Native Circle League of Education Voters Foundation The Learning Seed Foundation Legacy Foundation The Lighthouse for the Blind Low Income Housing Institute

Lummi Nation Service Organization Marine Toys For Tots Foundation The Market Foundation Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Mary’s Place Seattle Model Family Mentorship Program Minority Executive Directors Coalition The Mockingbird Society Mothers Against Drunk Driving Mt Baker Middle School - Mt Baker Band Municipal League Foundation Museum of Glass National Indian Child Welfare Association National Indian Women’s Supporting Each other Foundation Native Action Network Neighborhood House New Beginnings North Helpline Northwest Black Pioneers Northwest Harvest EMM Northwest Indian College Northwest Kidney Center Northwest Native Asset Building Coalition NU Black Arts West Theatre NW Intertribal Court System NW Tribal Emergency Management Council Pacific Education Institute Pacific Lutheran University Pacific Science Center Foundation Pediatric Interim Care Center Pioneer Elementary School Pioneer Human Services Pista Sa Nayon Potlatch Fund Puget Sound Blood Center & Program Puyallup Historical Hatchery Foundation Puyallup School District Rainier Scholars Renton School District # 403 Renton Technical College Ronald McDonald House Rotary First Harvest Safe Crossing Foundation Salmon Homecoming Alliance Samoan American Pacific Organization Samoan Nurses Organization in Washington Schools Out Washington - YWCA Sea-Mar Community Health Center Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle Central Community College Foundation

Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation Seattle Counseling Service The Seattle Foundation Newspapers Seattle Indian Center Seattle Indian Health Board Seattle Seafair Pirates Secret Harbor Shunpike Arts Collective SIFF SKCAC Industries & Employment Services Soroptimist International of Auburn The Soup Ladies South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank South Puget Sound Community College South Puget Sound Intertribal Agency South Puget Sound Mobile Search & Rescue South Shore PTSA South Valley Police Explorers Spokane Falls Community College St Matthew/San Mateo Episcopal Church Stafford Creek Correction Center Native Circle Starlight Children’s Foundation Sunrise Elementary School - Enumclaw School District Sunshine Physically Handicapped Foundation Susan G Komen for the Cure Tacoma Public School District Tahoma Indian Center Technology Access Foundation The Tears Foundation Thunder Mountain Middle School Tierra Madre Fund Tlinget & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Touch the Life of a Child Town of Wilkeson United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United Negro College Fund United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United Way of King County University of Puget Sound University of Washington - American Ethnic Studies University of Washington - American Indian Studies University of Washington - Multicultural Alumni Partnership University of Washington - Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity University of Washington Foundation Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Urban Native Education Alliance US Conference of Catholic Bishops Valley Cities Counseling Valley Regional Fire Authority Victory Outreach Seattle Vietnamese Friendship Association of Greater Seattle Village of Hope Washington Conservation Voters Washington Premier Football Club Washington State Gambling Commission Washington State Patrol Washington State University West Auburn High School Western Coalition of Alaska Natives Western Washington University Foundation Westwood Elementary School White Center Community Development Association White River HS Hornets PTSA - Class of 2013 White River School District Willow’s Place Wing Luke Memorial Foundation Youth Violence Prevention Network YouthCare


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Auburn Mountainview senior aces Microsoft exam For the Reporter

Christina Polyanko is an expert at using a Microsoft program. To date, she is the only high school student in the state of Washington to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 Word Expert part one and two exams, giving her industry certification at the expert level. “The certifications in Office 2013 are project-based

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Pioneer honored Pioneer Elementary is one of four schools this year in Washington to be designated as “Innovative” for its creative, collaborative approaches to increasing student success and closing achievement gaps, the Office of Superintendent of

Public Instruction (OSPI) recently announced. “It’s great to recognize schools that think of new ways to meet the needs of their students,” State Superintendent Randy Dorn said. “There’s no one formula for success that works for everyone.” Schools must apply for the designation beginning in November. A statewide selection committee of education leaders and experts reviews applications and recommends schools for the designation.

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Elsewhere Tim Cummings, associate superintendent of human resources, has been named the 2014 Washington Association of Educational Office Professionals (WAEOP) Educational Administrator of the Year. Cris Cruickshank, administrative assistant in child nutrition, has been named the 2014 WAEOP Educational Office Professional of the Year. This is the second year in a row Auburn School District staff have garnered the two awards. Another member of the Auburn Association of Educational Office Professionals (AAEOP) received a state award. Debra White, administrative assistant in student support services, received the WAEOP Award for Excellence in Communication of an affiliate newsletter for the third consecutive year. The trio will be honored at the WAEOP annual awards banquet April 26 in Olympia. … Auburn Mountainview’s Haylee Betts has been awarded a $3,000 presidential scholarship for the 201415 academic year at Eastern Washington University. The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors with a 3.8-plus cumulative GPA, a 1,250plus SAT or 28-plus ACT score. Betts was on the cheerleading and volleyball teams and participated in sports medicine. She is the daughter of Mark and Cheri Betts of Auburn. … The state PTA recently recognized three students in this year’s cultural arts reflections competition. The theme was “Believe, Dream, Inspire.” The recipients were: Award of Merit in Intermediate Film, Aidan Dracass (third grade, Hazelwood Elementary); Award of Merit in Intermediate Literature, Cady Johnson (fifth grade, Ilalko Elementary); and Award of Merit in Intermediate Music Composition, Jenna Moon-Earle (third grade, Lakeland Hills Elementary). The work of students who have advanced to the state level will be displayed at the annual PTA convention.

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he sights and sounds of horses running down the stretch returns to Emerald Downs Saturday, April 12. The 19th season of thoroughbred horse racing is back at the Auburn oval with a full slate of racing through September including the centerpiece stake, the Longacres Mile, Grade 3. The first stake race is Sunday, May 11, the $50,000 Hastings Handicap, for fillies and mares 3 years old and up, which is the first leg of the Emerald Distaff Series.

Depression, Great Recession, World War II and the closing of Longacres Park in 1992. Ron Crockett, president of Emerald Downs, an avid fan of the game and the all-time leading owner, found the formula to save thoroughbred racing and the Mile for the state.

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The Longacres Mile - then and now One mile, eight furlongs, two turns – all terms for the most celebrated horse race in the Northwest – the Longacres Mile. One mile in the terminology of horse racing is shorter than the classic 1-1/4 mile, but it is often too far for a sprinter to reach the wire first. The stories, statistics and anecdotes of the race fills a book each year produced by Emerald Downs known as the Mile Guide. The founder of the Longacres Park, Joe Gottstein, lobbied for more than a decade to get legislation passed allowing horse racing in the state. It had been outlawed in 1908 during a wave of antigambling legislation. Gottstein opened the gates of Longacres Park Aug. 3, 1933 with the

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The $50,000 Governor’s Handicap on Sunday, May 4, 2014 18, is the first installment of the Longacres Mile series for 3 year olds and older at 6 1/2 furlongs. Along with the Mile and Distaff series, there is the Emerald Derby, for 3-year-old colts and geldings, the Washington Oaks, for 3-year-old fillies, the Barbara Shinpoch for 2-year-old fillies and the Gottstein, for 2 year olds. Washington Cup XII features seven $50,000 stakes for Washingtonbreds Sept. 7 The marquee race of the season is Aug. 24, the 79th

Gottstein opened the gates of Longacres Park Aug. 3, 1933 with the nation just beginning to fall into the grips of the Great Depression. In 1935 Gottstein came up with the showpiece of Longacres Park and the horse racing industry, the Longacres Mile. At the time it was billed as the richest Mile in the country. The purse was $10,000. The first Mile earned its praise and purse with a dramatic stretch run between Coldwater and the grandson of Man o’ War, Biff. According to the Mile Guide, Biff was dubbed by local newspaper writers the greatest horse ever to set foot in Washington. Coldwater was described as sulking and the morning betting line had him a 20-to-1 As the field turned for home, Biff was four lengths in front, but he was carrying an extra 16 pounds more than the gelding. There was no sulking that day as Coldwater pinned his ears back and challenged Biff in the stretch. The inaugural Mile was won by photo finish with Coldwater and Jockey Willie Robertson edging Biff at the wire. [ more MILE page 14 ]

running of the Longacres Mile, Grade 3, with a $200,000 purse drawing some of the top thoroughbreds, trainers and jockeys from across the nation. The Mile has run every year since 1935 except for 1943. The track was closed because of a World World II blackout. The Mile and horse racing has persevered through the Great


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A trainer’s life Training a thoroughbred race horse means climbing to the top of the winning mountain and falling to the lowest valley in the next race or next day. Longtime trainer Bob Meeking said there is only one spot a trainer wants to be standing after a race – the winner’s circle. “Coming in second just means you’re the first loser,” Meeking said. The life of a trainer has

some similarity to baseball sluggers. A baseball player who hits .300 is a multimillion dollar player. A trainer that wins 20 percent is riding high, which means he loses eight races before winning two. It’s a tough way to make a living. But through the good and the bad, a trainer will keep working his horses, knowing the next big day is right around the turn.

Robert Gilker

Last season, British Columbia trainer Robert Gilker brought his 6-yearold bay gelding Herbie D to Emerald Downs July 31 for the Mount Rainier Handicap and went home with the win. Gilker returned for the Longacres Mile, Grade 3, and took home the win picture and purse. The plan for this season is

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to try and “follow the same path” Gilker said, which means possibly beginning with the Lieutenant Governor’s Handicap at Hastings Racecourse followed by the Mount Rainier and the Mile. Gilker said he plans to have Herbie D, defend his title. If Herbie D wins he would be the first backto-back champion in the

Mile since Simply Majestic pulled off the feat in 198889. Gilker said the gelding has been working and he will let Herbie D dictate the pace. “I’m not going to push him,” Gilker said. The horse racing business came natural to Gilker whose father was a trainer. “I remember coming to

Long-acres in ‘69 or ‘70,” Gilker said. “I remember I couldn’t go up front (to watch the race because of his age). He thought his dad had a horse in the Gottstein Futurity.”

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Gallyn Mitchell back in the saddle again Winning races has been a fact of life for Gallyn Mitchell from the day Emerald Downs opened its gates, and long before. Last year Gallyn faced a much sterner test than finding a hole on the rail to shoot his ride through down the stretch. A week into the 2013 season the 51-year-old rider suffered a massive heart attack. “It was pretty scary,” Gallyn said. “It came out of nowhere. I think I’m the only one who stayed calm.” Gallyn’s wife, Denise, said the doctor told the couple he “shouldn’t have made it to the hospital.” Gallyn rode the first weekend of the season when he found himself in a situation he never considered. Gallyn said he worked four or five horses the first Monday. “I drove home and sat there for about 15 minutes,” Gallyn said. “Denise was making me a bacon sandwich. I never got to eat it. I still haven’t.” Gallyn said the heart attack came on suddenly without warn-

ing signs. Denise said Gallyn went into surgery and two stents were put in place. The doctors weren’t done yet – three months later a third stent was inserted. Although he rode once between the two stent operations, Denise said she thought his riding days were over. “I didn’t want him riding,” Denise said. “That was a big fight. I had accepted his career was over. It was pretty intense.” Denise may have accepted his riding days were over, but not her husband. “I told Denise this is what I love to do,” Gallyn said. “I have to go back.” After the second operation, Gallyn was able to return to the saddle for the last days of the meet. He won his first race after returning. Once the Emerald Downs’ season ended, he began riding at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz, winning 34 races. Gallyn is the all-time leading [ more MITCHELL page 14 ]

Jockey Gallyn Mitchell and his wife Denise celebrate a winning ride at Emerald Downs. The Hall of Fame rider is the all-time leading jockey at Emerald Downs. Photo courtesy Emerald Downs


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MILE FROM 11 The 1935 race was the first of many wild and exciting Mile races. • In 1938 Seabiscuit was pulled out of the running for the Mile because trainer Tom Smith thought the 142 pound high weight was too much. • 1940 marked the first win of the Mile by a woman trainer, Francis Keller. She won the race with a 3-year-old filly, Pala Squaw. The filly was not the first to win the Mile. That feat was accomplished by Exotude in 1936. Hula Boola was the last in 1956. • 1973 was the first Mile win picture of five for state Hall of Fame trainer Jim Penney. Penney saddled Silver Mallet. Penney went on to condition four more Mile winners: Theologist, 1977, Edneator, 2000, Sabertooth, 2002 and Flamethrowintexan, 2006. Flamethrowingtexan gave fans one of the most thrilling stretch run showdowns in Mile history holding off Papi Chullo.

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• Chinook Pass won the Mile in 1983 by six lengths with Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr in the saddle. It was the same year Chinook Pass won the Eclipse Award as Champion Sprinter. • The Great Face and Raise the Bluff finished first and second for owner Ron Crockett, Emerald Downs’ president. He described the day and as the “highlight” of his career. • Trainer Howard Belvoir stood in the winner’s circle for the 2008 and 2009 Mile with Wasserman and Assessment. Laurie Anderson was the last to complete the feat in 1982-83 with Pompeii Court and Chinook Pass. • Doris Harwood trained Noosa Beach won a record six consecutive stakes from 2010 to 2011 including the 2010 Mile. • British Columbia invader Herbie D won the 2013 edition of the Mile. The question is will he attempt to become the first horse in more than two decades to take back-to-back Mile victories.

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mITCHELL FROM 13 jockey at Emerald in wins 1,348, stakes victories with 76 and career earnings, $13,862,896. He is the only jockey to ride in every season at Emerald Downs. Gallyn has won the riding title twice in 1999 and 2000, he had been in the top five jockeys for 16 consecutive years from 1996 through 2011 and won the Mile twice aboard Edneator in 2000 and Assessment in 2009. He was inducted into the 2013 class of the Washington Thoroughbred Hall of Fame. Along with riding, Mitchell has worked as a stunt rider in “Seabiscuit,” “Little Big Man,” “Planet

of the Apes” and the HBO series “Luck.” During his three-decade riding career Gallyn has seldom been injured. He won his first race Jan. 29, 1981 at Santa Anita Park, Calif. “Who can say what will happen in a sport like this,” Gallyn said. “I am lucky to still be going.”

Isaias Enriquez

Last season the leading rider Isaias Enriquez walked away with the leading rider title edging out the 2012 leading rider Juan Gutierrez. Enriquez won the title in his first year at Emerald and was honored with the Top Riding Achievement for the 2013 season. Enriquez won 101 races and Gutierrez 96. Enriquez was also the

TRAINERS FROM 12 has shifted mainly between Tim McCanna, who leads the all-time career wins list at the Auburn oval and Frank Lucarelli who is second on the all-time list. Last season a new contender came to town, Jeff Metz, who won the crown with 42 with Lucarelli coming in second with 39. Doris Harwood was third with 36 including five stakes victories. Metz, along with the leading trainer was the leading owner with 20 wins. Lucarelli, who won the training title in 2011 and 2012, had been either first or second 12 times since Emerald opened. This year should not be different with Lucarelli back and Metz is not expected to miss a beat. McCanna and Harwood will be right in the middle of the title battle.

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top earning jockey with $1,008,224 and Gutierrez had $1,001,389. The 40-year-old Enriquez is from Tijuana, Mexico. Enriquez rode two four-win days and had multiple winning days 33 times during the 75 day meet. He rode Jebrica for the Jim Penney stable in Longacres Mile finishing fourth.

Juan Gutierrez

Juan Gutierrez’s season came to a close Sept. 15 after a concussion. The jockey had a two-win lead when he was injured. Gutierrez is second all-time at Emerald in wins, 1,091 and earnings, $11,288,854 and third in stakes with 51. Gutierrez won the Mile aboard 60-1 shot No Giveway.

knack of training top contenders, won 25 races at a 29 percent from 85 starts. Chris Stenslie won 32 races at 19 percent from 165 starts. The Jim Penney barn, which includes his daughter Kay Cooper and her husband Bryson, continues to win and with earnings right near the top of the list. Penney earned $438,731 from 32 wind at 22 percent, third in earnings behind Lucarelli at $476,775 and Harwood at the top of the list at $494,025. Fourth on the earnings list is Tom Wenzel with $432,938, from 18 wins at 20 percent. Wenzel quietly goes about winning stakes and training some of the top horses on the grounds every year. He won six stakes in the 2013 season. Wenzel took the Top Training Achievement award last season. He conditioned Stopshoppingdebbie, owned by Jerre Paxton of Northwest Farms. She took the Top 3-Year-Old Filly honor after sweeping the Oaks stakes series. The filly is unbeaten in five starts.


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Inside the Auburn Gymnastics Center’s new, 29,000-square-foot digs on 15th Street Southwest, co-owner Lauren Phelps watches as the upper-level gymnasts practice on the vault. One by one, Level 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 athletes pound down the runaway and hit the vault, flipping and twisting into a pit padded with foam blocks. For some, Phelps – a top-level gymnast herself, who competed for the University of Washington before buying the center with her husband, Brent Phelps, in 1997 – has a word of advice, a suggestion or slight adjustment. For others, there’s a simple nod and encouragement they are on the right track. The mood of the gymnasts is light despite the arduous workout, the remnants of their recent success at the Washington Optional State Meet at Everett Community College March 22-23 still buoying their spirits. “We did really good,” Phelps said. “Our Level 8, 9 and 10 teams were all state champions. Our Level 7s was second and our Level 6s was third place.” Phelps points out that the center’s gymnasts also took home several individual honors. “We had the highest scoring athletes at

WILLIAMS SHINES FOR CENTRAL Central Washington University pitcher Brandon Williams, an Auburn Mountainview graduate, continued his dominance on the mound by throwing a completegame, two-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over Saint Martin’s University last Saturday afternoon at the CWU Baseball Field in Ellensburg. Williams is 5-1 on the season, and 5-0 in games that he has started. The Wildcats (13-2, 6-8 GNAC) are 6-0 in games that he has started this season. Williams had nine strikeouts in last Saturday’s performance, fanning the side in the eighth inning.

Auburn Gymnastics Level 7 competitor Kennedy Ausbun, 10, practices on the vault. Ausbun produced the state meet’s highest all-around score, 38.5. SHAWN SKAGER, Auburn Reporter Levels 7, 8, 9 and 10,” she said. Kennedy Ausbun, a 10-year-old, Level 7 gymnast, notched the highest score at the meet with an all-around score of 38.5. Teammate Shilese Jones, an 11-year-old Level 10 competitor, had a 38.1. Also winning their all-around competitions were 14-year-old Samantha Smith, who won the Level 9 with a 37.1, and 13-year-old Ashley

Yang, who notched a 38.075 in Level 8. According to Phelps, the key to the success is the center’s intensive training routine. “Our upper level kids come in Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 8 p.m.,” she said. “Kennedy and Shilese also come in during the mornings from 9 a.m. to noon.” [ more GYMNASTS page 18 ]

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[ GYMNASTS from page 17 ] For athletes who have invested in their sport, the ultimate goal is a berth in the Olympics, Phelps said. Although the center has yet to boast an Olympian, several high level AGC alumni perform at the collegiate level, including the UW’s Madison Podlucky and Auburn Riverside graduates Baely Rowe and Haley Lange, who compete with the fifth-ranked University of Utah squad. For the AGC gymnasts, it’s time to move on to the

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regional competitions. “Our Level 7 and under are done, state is as far as they go,” Phelps said. “Our Level 8, 9, 10 are going to regionals next weekend in Montana.” The Region 2 Gymnastics Championships on April 11-14 in Helena, Mont., features competitors from Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana vying for regional titles. Level 9 gymnasts can earn the chance to move on to the Level 9 Western Gymnastics Champion-

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ships, May 1-4 in Boise, Idaho, featuring gymnasts from all states west of the Mississippi. For the Level 10 gymnasts, it’s a chance to move on to the AAU Junior Olympic Nationals on July 28-30 in Des Moines, Iowa. Phelps said she expects all of her regional competitors to move on to the next level. She credits the consistency of the center’s staff for the gymnasts’ success. “I think that we have a really good staff that has been with us a long time, which is really hard to come by in the gymnastics community,” she said. “There is usually a lot of moving around.” Phelps singled out Jill McGee, an optional coach with the center. “She’s been with us since day one when we opened,” Phelps said. “Just having a staff that stays together is kind of rare.”

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NEW SEASON Soggy fields were not enough to dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of ballplayers at the Auburn Little League opening ceremonies this past Saturday. To avoid a soaking, the ceremonies moved inside the Cascade Middle School gym, where Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus and Auburn School District Superintendent Kip Herren, above left, were on hand to toss out ceremonial pitches. The only thing missing from the day was actual baseball, which had to be postponed because of the weather. For more information and game schedules, visit www.auburnlittleleague.com.

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17,989

ALL BUILDINGS INCLUDE:

$

215/mo.

Concrete Included!

4” Concrete floor w/fibermix reinforcement & zip-strip crack control, 16’x7’ raised panel steel overhead door w/mitered corners, 3’x6’8” PermaBilt door w/self-closing hinges & stainless steel lockset, (2) 4’x3’ double glazed cross-hatch vinyl windows w/screens, 18” eave & gable overhangs, 10’ continuous flow ridge vent. $ $ $

12,877

14,100

154/mo.

DELUXE 3 CAR GARAGE 24’x36’x9’ Concrete Included!

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214/mo.

RV GARAGE 32’x36’x12’

23,265

334/mo.

2 GARAGE & HOBBY SHOP 24’x36’x9’ Concrete Included!

18,085

4” Concrete floor w/fibermix reinforcement & zip-strip crack control (3) 10’x8’ raised panel steel overhead doors, 3’X6’8” PermaBilt door w/self-closing hinges & stainless steel lockset, 18” eave and gable overhangs, 2’ poly eavelight, 10’ continuous flow ridge vent. $

19,183

$

17,433

$

251/mo.

$

14,785

$

177/mo.

HIGH BAY GARAGE & SHOP 14’x30’x16’

w/ (2) 30’x12’x9 WINGS

Concrete Included!

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27,624

24,999

359/mo.

UTILITY BUILDING 24’x30’x8’

DORMERED 2 CAR GARAGE 24’x28’x16’

4” Concrete floor w/fibermix reinforcement & zip-strip crack control, (2) 12’x7’ raised panel steel overhead doors, 3’x6’8” PermaBilt door w/self-closing hinges & stainless steel lockset, (4) 5’x2’ double glazed cross-hatch vinyl windows w/screens, 12’x28’ 50# loft w/3/4” OSB, 4’ 50# L-shape staircase, (2) pitched dormers w/(2) 5’x2’ sliding double glazed cross hatch vinyl windows w/screens, 18” eave & gable overhangs, 10’ continuous flow ridge vent.

$

33,890

$

30,950

$

445/mo.

GARAGE w/PORTICO 20’x24’x9’

$

10’ Continuous flow ridge vent, 2” fiberglass vapor barrier roof insulation, 18 sidewall & trim colors w/45 year warranty. $

10,838

$

9,853

$

142/mo.

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[26] April 4, 2014 [ rail from page 1 ] Mostly, the questions centered on safety, and whether Auburn, or any other town or city, gets to know what the cars are actually hauling at any given time. Hellman said BNSF’s leaders share these concerns. Hellman also said BNSF has been leading the effort to lobby the federal government for stiffer, federal tank car design standards. Indeed, he said, a month and a half ago, the company announced it was requesting proposals from manufacturers interested in building 5,000 brand new, top-of-the-line tanker cars. Those cars are to compose BNSF’s first-ever fleet of tanker cars. The company expects to hear back from interested manufacturers later this year, or by January 2015. “This is really the state of the art in tank-car technology,” Hellman said. “No one else has made the investment we’re making in these

www.auburn-reporter.com has a 7/16 inch, steel-shell body, BNSF’s new generation of cars will bulk up to a 9/16-inch steel shell. The new cars are to come with a large thermal jacket along the length of the car. The idea there, Hellman said, is be to prevent, say, a fire on the tracks from heating up whatever is inside the cars. The cars are to carry a full, half-inch-thick shield on each end to protect the contents in the event of a collision. Another innovation – a more robust pres-

sure release device on the bottom of each car to enable handlers to disengage valve handles, thus preventing any unintentional openings. Councilmember Largo Wales wanted to know what BNSF planned to haul in its fleet to be. “They are designated, really, for crude,” Hellman responded. About a month and a half ago, Hellman said, the federal government announced new standards for moving such commodities, regulations that set lower speeds

in major urban areas and new standards for how they are handled. The upshot is that the speed limit in urban areas will be a maximum of 40 mph. “If you look at any major downtown area, the way those tracks are classified designates how fast the speeds are,” Hellman said. “So, in any of these major urban areas, for instance, downtown Seattle or downtown Tacoma, places like [ more rail page 27 ]

Johan Hellman, executive general director of State Government Affairs for BNSF, fields questions from the Auburn City Council during a presentation Monday at City Hall. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter 5,000 cars. These are by far the safest cars that will be out there on the line. They are similar to cars that run other, more volatile hazardous materials like propane, stuff like that. We’ve dealt

with similar cars with great success.” The new cars, according to Hellman, will bristle with safety improvements. For instance, whereas a regular DOT-111 car today

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1½ trains make their way through the state of Washington every day. “We do have the three East Coast routes. We have Stevens Pass, and we also have Stampede Pass,” she said. “Again, because of federal law and safety and security, we don’t talk about where we route our hazmat trains, but we do share information with first responders in talking about those kind of issues.” “In terms of the content of tankers, either crude oil or shale-type oil, is there

a way that we can know what’s going through our city at one-and-one-half units per day?” Peloza asked. “Do we know?” “I think most folks when they see a DOT-111 car or a tank car, they assume that they know what’s in it,” Hellman said. “But there’s any number of hazardous materials that are moving on the railroad that aren’t necessarily those things and have been moving for many years, decades, safely without a major incident. In terms of identifying what

that is or working with first responders, yes, we are working on that.” Hellman said there will be a book of shipping documents and a placard on the trains to identify their contents to first responders. And the railroad stows caches of safety equipment in most of the major yards. The railroad, Hellman added, conducts hazmat training across the state every year, from Vancouver to Spokane, and throughout the Puget Sound region.

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that, you are not certainly not going to see trains moving faster than 20 miles per hour, probably 10 mph. That 40 mph, that’s mostly in the outlying areas.” Councilmember Bill Peloza noted recent talk in the media about identifying the contents of these oil tankers. “Some of it is what they call sweet crude oil, and some of it is shale oil, which is more volatile. Can you address that?” Peloza asked. Hellman said that with every major rail incident, there’s a federal investigation, and the industry looks into them to see what can be learned. Such was the case with the oil tanker car accident that recently leveled a small town in Canada. “One of the things that came across in that report was that there had been potential mislabeling of some of those loads of that commodity,” Hellman said. “And the reason they think that’s the case is that there are inconsistencies in that particular product. For example, if you were to sink an oil well in Saudi Arabia, there’s a pretty good chance that there would be a consistency in the product you bring up, so that what you brought up at 3 p.m. would be the same thing as at 5 p.m. But because of the technology that they are using to extract these commodities in the Dakotas and elsewhere, there’s some different volatility in that and inconsistencies.” Hellman said the federal government is already at work on new labeling standards, and the industry is trying to adapt to that, too. “I can’t tell you that there’s an answer at this point,” Hellman told Peloza. “I can tell you that there’s a federal awareness that’s inevitably going to lead to changes, and there’s already changes in the way these commodities are handled.” “When you have those 5,000 next generation tank cars, would you require that those be only cars used for transport of certain products?” asked Mayor Nancy Backus.

“Undetermined,” Hellman said. Hellman said “other industry partners” are making commitments similar to BNSF’s. For example, he said, Tesoro is committed to upgrading its entire fleet to new, safer tanker car standards implemented in October of 2011. He said Tesoro has committed to move its products using only those cars. “And the delivery time for the 5,000?” asked Councilman Rich Wagner. “As soon as possible,”

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