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‘BUDDY BANDITS’ | Professional boxer charged in connection with robbery ring [2]

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OPINION | Inside look at Mirror’s trial coverage [6] Roegner: Loss of trust in school district leadership [6] BUSINESS | Construction underway for new Progressive call center [3] SENIOR GUIDE | Resources available for Federal Way seniors [11-17]

SPORTS | TJ Jeff Brigham is back pitching COMMUNITY | Mirror’s Citizen of the FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014 | 75¢ after Tommy John surgery. [4] Month for April is Brenda Oliver [25]

Jury finds Moore guilty of theft

School board member faces up to 10 years in prison; sentencing July 9 July 9. Moore could face up to 10 years in prison. “I’m really disappointed in Multnomah County the verdict,” Moore told the jury found Federal Mirror after the trial, noting Way school board he respects the work the jury member Tony Moore guilty did. “We just happen to see on seven counts of felony things differently.” theft on April 18 in Portland, He said this year marks Ore. the 25th year that “I’ve The verdict was been doing the exact reached after the same thing” with his jury deliberated tire business and it’s for five hours at “unfortunate that they the Multnomah thought what hapCounty Courtpened was foul play.” house, following a Moore said he is gofour-day trial that ing to “learn from this Tony Moore began on Monday. and I’m going to move Moore, 50, forward. My mom stood with his and dad raised a man and attorney Robert Callahan as I’m going to stand up and be Judge Thomas M. Ryan read a man.” the jury’s verdict. Moore’s He resigned from the mother Delores sat with her school board, effective imeyes closed next to his wife mediately. This announceTrisa and his sister. ment seemed to affect him He was convicted of even more than the verdict. scheming with a tire com“But it’s not about all of pany employee in Portland, this; it’s about the kids. It’s Ore. and stealing $150,000 always been about the kids,” worth of tires in 2011. Moore said, choking up. The judge allowed Moore “It kind of breaks my heart to return back to Federal because that’s what I love to Way, pending sentencing on do.” BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ

A Community Action Day Above, A boy holds up an Easter egg he found during a community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, during the third annual Westway Community Action Day. More than 300 volunteers participated in this beautification event that was planned by Brooklake Church, Habitat for Humanity, Federal Way Public Schools AmeriCorps program and Overcomer Covenant Church. Work took place in the parks within Westway. Right, A volunteer cleans graffiti off park signage. SHELLEY PAULS, Contributed

Oklahoma City school district hires superintendent Rob Neu BY GREG ALLMAIN AND RUDI ALCOTT The Mirror

The Oklahoma City Public School District hired

Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Robert Neu to be their next superintendent in an 8-0 vote by their board of directors on Monday evening. Neu will start this position in July but will begin the transition in June. His contract is effective July 1 for an initial

three-year period and is renewable annually. He will be paid a $240,000 salary, along with an annual $10,000 car allowance and $25,000 in annuities. Neu said he chose this job because “I am really impressed with the work that they have done downtown and the incredible work

they have done with the schools and the planning on transit and trails. It’s just a really exciting time in Oklahoma City and their commitment to improving their schools is exciting.” Neu said that while the decision to leave Federal Way was tough, “It’s a great opportunity for me to come

in at this time.” Neu added, “I have loved serving the Federal Way community and the students of Federal Way. This has been a phenomenal experience over the last four years. I realize we have had some challenges, and we’ve made some mistakes, but every decision was made RIGHT AUTO SALES Quality Cars 33333 Pacific Hwy S • 253-839-4701

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for the students to excel and I am deeply appreciative for the opportunity to be the superintendent here and I certainly wish everyone in Federal Way the very best and continued success.” The Federal Way school board was informed of his decision and a letter was [ more NEU, page 10 ]

Federal Way Mirror, April 25, 2014  
Federal Way Mirror, April 25, 2014  

April 25, 2014 edition of the Federal Way Mirror