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SCHOOLS | McLean named new interim superintendent of school district [2]

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OPINION | Editorial: Lessons learned from school district turbulence [4] Roegner: Will mayor keep PACC promise? [4] CRIME | Employee charged with embezzling from Community Center [3] COMMUNITY | Decatur to offer free heart screenings on May 21 [8]

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Panel finds proposed PACC a positive for city BY GREG ALLMAIN

The Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) found that the proposed Performing Arts and Conference Center (PACC) is a feasible project for the city to pursue and presented its findings to the Federal Way City Council during a special Council meeting on May 8. Some of the sub-committees the BRP created to study the issue also added some new information to the overall picture of the PACC’s feasibility. “Frankly, this is an opportunity for the Council and myself to hear these recommendations, these findings for the first time, and it will be an opportunity for the Council to really drill down on these and have some discussion,” Mayor Jim Ferrell said. Ferrell’s chief of staff Brian Wilson explained the mission of the BRP and how the work was divided among its nine members. “There were three areas that were under the purview of the panel to make findings and review objective information: The review of construction cost estimates and financing options, (a) review of the operational pro forma, and (a) review of the potential economic and fiscal impacts, of the proposed Performing Arts and Conference Center,” Wilson said. “(This) was

Two victims in Federal Way shootings identified BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ AND GREG ALLMAIN The Mirror


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An African American teacher at TAF Academy who refused to publicly read a poem entitled “Niggerlips” in 2013 has filed a civil lawsuit against Federal Way Public Schools. Tenesha Fremstad claims the school district discriminated MOUNTING • AIR CHECKS • ROTATIONS against her when the school’s ROAD HAZARD • FLAT REPAIR then-instructional coach Pam Wise handed out




Bernard Bellerouche, 28, is wanted in connection with three shootings that killed two victims in Federal Way. COURTESY FWPD Mount Rainier graduate Sean Copeland, a private in the Marines who served with Gabriel during training at the Naval Air Station in Pensicola, Fla., said Gabriel inspired him to join the military last year. “We used to work out a lot,” Copeland said, noting how Gabriel motivated him. “He helped me lose all the weight.” Gabriel enlisted in the Marines in 2011, according to his Facebook page. He was a lance corporal. A second victim was shot and killed in the Silver Shadow apartments parking lot on May 7, within one week of the second shooting in Federal Way. According to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, Demario Washington, 27, died of a [ more SHOOTINGS, page 11 ]

Teacher files lawsuit against school district over racial discrimination

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olice are searching for a suspect they believe is involved in three recent shootings that killed two victims in Federal Way and injured another victim in Des Moines. “We have reason to believe, through witness statements, that (the suspect) and several unnamed associates were present at all three incidents,” said Federal Way police spokesperson Cathy Schrock in an email. The most recent shooting on Tuesday killed a Marine, 22-year-old George J. Gabriel, who was on military leave during the incident. He and his wife were visiting his mother at the Mariposa Apartments in the 28100 block of 18th Ave. S. when the suspect shot and killed Gabriel in the parking lot, police said. He died of his wounds while at Harborview Medical Center. Gabriel graduated in 2010 from Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. Many in the school community grieved his loss this week, including teachers, and current and former students.



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poems to staff during a meeting on the school’s professional development day, known as Data Day, on May 3, 2013. Fremstad refused to read the poem by Martín Espada because she did not want to use the word “nigger” as the only African American teacher in the room full of staff, according to the lawsuit that was filed on May 9 in King County Superior Court. Fremstad was unavailable for comment. District spokesperson Debra Stenberg said

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due to the pending litigation, the district is unable to comment on this matter. After several meetings with TAF principal Paul Tytler, other administrators and union president Jason Brown in May 2013, Fremstad filed a grievance with the district later that month over the perceived “racially offensive poem.” Fremstad claims district staff and administra[ more LAWSUIT, page 12 ]

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members heard internal outpouring of support for McLean to fill the spot that he Federal Way Pubformer Superintendent Rob lic Schools (FWPS) Neu vacated. board of directors “But then we looked selected Sally McLean, inside and we began to assistant superintendent of get a lot of comments and business services, as interim contacts from all over the superintendent in a 4-0 district, and so we made vote during the the decision to offer board’s meeting on a contract to … Sally Tuesday. McLean, to be our McLean’s consuperintendent betract as superintween now and June tendent began 2015,” Gregory said. immediately and is “We will then have a set to run through national search next Sally McLean June 2015. FWPS winter, where we will board president engage a lot of people Carol Gregory exin determining who the next plained the board’s reasonpermanent superintendent ing for selecting McLean as will be.” the interim superintendent, Board member Claire saying that the time for find- Wilson echoed Gregory’s ing and hiring a new supercomments, saying that the intendent isn’t right now. internal support for McLean “In looking at the transito fill Neu’s shoes for the tion, and the leadership time being was overwhelmof this district, one of the ing. things we know is that when “Like Carol said, never you’re hiring superintenhave we had more pings in dents, the critical time to be our email from people not out looking is in the winter,” only wanting to put people Gregory said. “Because by out there, but were worried now, most people have been we would do anything difhired. And so we looked at ferent from that,” she said. “I that question and thought, think not only we as a board ‘Well, we could look for are 150 percent behind you, someone who’s been a but I could say that probsuperintendent who could ably 99.999 percent of the come in and be an interim.’” employees in this district Gregory said board have that faith in you and in BY GREG ALLMAIN


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you as a leader.” “There’s complete confidence that you’re going to take this on and do a fantastic job,” board member Danny Peterson added. McLean said she was happy to take the job, and expressed her gratitude at the outpouring of support and faith in her. “I am both honored by the trust and confidence that Superintendent Neu and the board have expressed in my leadership abilities, and I am humbled by the expressions of respect and support as I begin this journey as the interim superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools,” she said. FWPS provided the Mirror with the contract for McLean’s interim superintendent position. According to the contract, McLean’s annual salary is slated to be $205,000 (benefits and other perks not included). In her current position, McLean makes $134,268 as a base salary, which ratcheted up to approximately $144,000 with other benefits factored in. The district notes that the $160,000 figure cited in the interim superintendent contract was placed there under the assumption that McLean would have been a full deputy superintendent for the district by the time the offer was made to make her interim superintendent. The district notes that her interim compensation is “$28,567 lower than midpoint for superintendent compensation packages for all districts in the state with 20,000 students or more.” McLean has been with the district for nearly 14 years, overseeing the district’s finances for much of that time. Both board members and district administrators have credited her for guiding “the district through the difficult financial terrain of the past dozen years as the district endured $30 million in financial reductions from the state.” McLean has also saved taxpayers more than $11 million, thanks to her management of the district’s bond sales and refunds. This has allowed the district to maintain a stable credit rating, and also earn clean audits. McLean received degrees in decision sciences and human resource management from the University of Oregon.

Employee charged with embezzling refunds for ‘poop in the pool’ scheme BY GREG ALLMAIN


Puyallup woman was charged with first-degree theft for allegedly embezzling approximately $15,000 from the Federal Way Community Center over the course of two years. According to charging documents, 26-year-old Madison D. Armstrong, who worked at the center, did this by creating fake refunds when the pool was contaminated with vomit or fecal matter between February 2011 and August 2013. “(Armstrong) stated that the refund clusters occurred when customers were refunded money after ‘poop’ was found in the pool,” the charging documents state. Federal Way Police Detective Annette Scholl obtained records for instances in which the pool was closed

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for the aforementioned reasons, and found that nine instances coincided with the unique pattern that Armstrong’s alleged embezzlement made in the community center’s computer systems. The documents indicate that Armstrong’s alleged embezzlement was first discovered on Sept. 6, 2013, when she performed her refund routine on a machine that was logged in under a co-worker’s credentials. Surveillance footage also shows Armstrong taking the money from the co-workers till and moving it to her till, and then eventually pocketing the money, which totaled $101 in that instance. The documents note that Armstrong said she did this to pay off various bills. First-degree theft is a felony and is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in jail and a $20,000 fine.

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suspended license, resulting in her arrest. Fence damaged at park: At 10 a.m. on May 12 in the 2600 block of S. 312th St., a parks supervisor reported that unknown suspects knocked down a 6-foot-tall, 50-foot-long fence by unknown means. The report notes the estimated damage was approximately $2,000. Gas tank stolen from riding mower: At 6:47 p.m. on May 12 in the 100 block of SW 365th St., a man reported that unknown suspects stole a gas tank from his riding lawnmower. The man was upset because the mower belonged to a deceased relative at one point, and had great sentimental value. Woman assaults boyfriend’s lover: At 7:37 p.m. on May 11 in the 2400 block of SW 336th St., a woman reported that another woman came to her workplace and assaulted her. The suspect slapped the victim across the face and the victim indicated she and her attacker have an ongoing feud because they date the same man. The victim said both women recently had a heated exchange on Facebook.

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Lessons learned from Rob Neu’s resignation


t has been a tumultuous few weeks for Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) with the resignation of Superintendent Rob Neu, the conviction on seven counts of felony theft and subsequent resignation of board member Tony Moore, the allegations of two concurrent sexual affairs of board member Danny Peterson in the divorce decree his wife filed and the district’s payment of $219,000 to former principal Lisa Greibel to avoid litigation. Lost in all of this is that the district is also dealing with 68 percent of its schools that are failing the No Child Left Behind as a result of not meeting the Adequate Yearly Progress metric. These are clearly not fun times to be in the public information office for FWPS. All of these are worth an editorial in their own right, but one particular part of this that stands out is the resignation of Neu. His tenure in Federal Way has been rocky at best. There are lessons to be learned from this as the Federal Way community moves forward and as Oklahoma City (OKC) begins its transition into the Neu administration. Keep an eye on the money. Be very careful when Neu starts asking for and taking a $42,000 raise for himself, spending $100,000 on board-sponsored trips to Europe and the Far East and giving his top paid administrator a 2 percent raise and then raising all of the other 16 administrators, including the wife of then-board president Tony Moore, to this new level to the tune of $111,180. The Mirror filed a public records request with FWPS concerning board member Tony and Trise Moore’s payments and was shocked to learn that Trise Moore alone received $29,138 of the allotted amount. All told, including the raises for Neu, Trise Moore and the 16 administrators in Neu’s cabinet, there was a minimum of $106,715 given out during the 2013-2014 school year. These raises were administered and approved by Neu. As we begin our search for a new superintendent, we need to ask the question as to what they see as a starting point for their administration and how they would handle a situation like this should it ever occur again. Knowing Neu’s penchant to spend for salaries, OKC should require board oversight for all of these expenditures along with an independent review board. Watch out for promises. During an editorial board meeting with Neu, he stated that he would have a 100 percent graduation rate in two years because he could not, in good conscience, accept anything less. While this is an admirable goal, it is highly unattainable. Both school boards should be very skeptical of such promises. Our board should not hire a candidate for superintendent who [ more EDITORIAL, page 5 ]

Reach deeper into your own wallets, not ours I take issue with Mr. Cramer’s whine that “King County voters feel jobs should only go to those with vehicles.” Grab those violins. Such declarations are presumptuous, childish, and exhibit an entitlement mentality. To own a vehicle, one must purchase it, license it and the driver, insure, fuel and maintain it, not to mention fork over taxes on the car and the fuel. Voters who

Will mayor keep his PACC promise? What a difference a few months make. Mayor Jim Ferrell was for many years the feared enemy of those who wanted the Performing Arts and Conference Center (PACC) built. But as the debate on the PACC heats up, opponents of the PACC wonder where their leader went? Some residents voted for Ferrell as mayor in part because they believed he would either stop the Council from “pushing through” the PACC or at least get the issue placed on the ballot so the citizens could vote on it, even if it was only an advisory ballot. There are several reasons that Ferrell was elected mayor over incumbent Skip Priest, but Priest’s support for the PACC and Ferrell’s perceived opposition was a main point of difference between the candidates. Many voters felt the city misled them with the Federal Way Community Center and its need for subsidy. Ferrell tapped into that vein of fiscal conservatism and suspicion in the voting public for support. After Ferrell’s election, some pro-PACC Council members were concerned that Ferrell would fire PACC staff lead Patrick Doherty. They were also so fearful of Ferrell potentially providing a veto on some part of the project that when they selected Ferrell’s replacement, their primary consideration appeared to be whether or not the candidates supported the PACC. To his credit, Ferrell has been a “can do” mayor, already implementing many of his campaign

promises from the 2010 and 2013 elections. His mid-year report card will look pretty good. But to many citizens, he has also appeared to switch sides on the future of the PACC. His language became noticeably more vague and lacked any of the fiery rhetoric of the campaign debates. He didn’t challenge the Council on the issue, nor try to lead them in a different direction. He has not put a resolution before the Council to vote on placing the issue in front of the voters this fall. This is particularly angering to many voters as they want their say on the most expensive project in city history and they feel Ferrell promised them that opportunity. In fact, Ferrell has become very supportive of going ahead with the project. A majority of Council members support the PACC, and actually stopping the project with the force of the mayor’s office is unlikely to be successful. But some voters believe they may have been misled by what Ferrell’s position actually was. Recently, Ferrell said, “I never said I was opposed to the PACC.” And his communications manager finds nothing inconsistent with years of perceived opposition and the mayor’s current position. They feel the Blue Ribbon Panel’s report has made the project more fiscally sound and that’s what Ferrell wanted all along. Really? PACC opponents point out that Ferrell’s own new financing approach contains both a temporary bridge loan and a longer term gap [ more ROEGNER, page 19 ] Bob Roegner





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To submit an item or photo for publication: email Letters may be edited for style, clarity and length. are coughing up the cash to support their own choice of transportation, often with great sacrifice of other purchases in their lives, are tired of our pockets being continually ransacked to support the transportation choices of others. Yes, choices. I can practically hear the response of “but it’s not my choice to not be able to afford a car.” I can tell you right now that most of the driving populace at one point or another also couldn’t afford a car. But we

shifted our priorities, made choices and did whatever was legally necessary to make a living without blaming our particular predicaments on those people who rightly thought we should support our own economic choices just as they supported theirs. My husband and I have been married 30 years through stages of poverty, unemployment and comfortable living. We drive nice cars that we’ve worked darn hard for. However, at differ-

ent points in our financial picture we have walked to work, ridden buses, biked, shared expenses with a coworker, driven dirt cheap hunks of junk and used Ride Share programs, either to keep expenses down or because we simply couldn’t afford a vehicle at that time. There were circumstances that weren’t pleasant and/ or caused hardship, but we made do and had internal motivation to move up in the world, despite challenges.

Life is full of twists and turns and bumps in the road. We will not progress further than the last bump if we sulk and blame others for the bump instead of getting up, dusting ourselves off, reassessing our goals and changing what it will take to meet our goals. No, Mr. Cramer, we don’t “feel” you (or anyone) should lose your job or that jobs should only go to those with vehicles. As users and daily supporters of our own private transportation, we “think, reason, consider and utilize common sense” [ more LETTERS page 5 ]

May 16, 2014 [5] states unrealistic goals. It is disingenuous and leads to confusion and disappointment, and ultimately low morale among those working for constructive improvement in our district. If Neu makes this same goal in OKC, they should consider themselves on notice that Neu plans to move on again before any chickens come home to roost. Expect the unexpected. Any superintendent with a readyfire-aim approach should be fired before shooting the district in their own collective foot. A public entity entrusted with the task of educating our future leaders has to give serious thought before making monumental system-wide changes. The complexity of change needs to be honored, with all players at the table. Even a private company of this size would expect and demand accountability and responsible process from its CEO. The superintendent is essentially the CEO and should be well versed in how to institute changes in a fiscally prudent and publicly endorsed method. Whether dealing with districtwide grading system changes or future mission changes with the Global Learning Initiative, the administration should have engaged in public dialogue before forcefeeding the community its meal. The Federal Way school board’s goal should be to ask candidates how they would determine new directions and implement change. Any candidate fumbling this question is likely to perpetuate our problems rather than solve them. For OKC, all we can say is good luck, watch for this, and if you raise a big enough fuss, it will get reversed. The Mirror strongly recommends that our current school board, after they are back to full strength, identify candidates for this position and interview them as if they were the teacher in the classroom of their own children. Would they be compassionate and caring, take care of their staff before taking care of themselves, involve students and community in decisions, and administer the budget in ways that directly affect students? These are some of the necessary qualities of an effective leader. The superintendent of the FWPS is a prestigious position. Applications are no doubt arriving from a wide range of exceptionally qualified candidates. The board has a critical task of determining the top three and bringing them in for an open interview session that the public can attend. We owe it to our students to ask critical questions of these future leaders.

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that if Metro rider fares are insufficient to support the cost of public transportation, then the users of said transportation need to reach deeper into their own wallets instead of ours.

Harriet Cook, Federal Way

Baffled by mayor’s plans When Jim Ferrell was elected mayor, he promised downtown economic development as his

primary objective. When he said at the Council retreat that he was going to make improvements by planting grass and removing cement at the city’s acquired AMC site, I thought it was a good idea. However, that plan has evolved into including a basketball court, and possibly other areas for sports activities, at the cost of many thousands of dollars. All, by the way, intended to be only temporary, and to be completed by July 4. My question is, why we are not spending our park development funds to create a park plan that

is in sync with present day development? Would it not be better to create a partnership with a developer and offer to build the public park component as part of the overall plan? We apparently have the money available to do that. If building a sports park in our downtown, where users will have to walk a distance, or drive to get to it, at a location where we want business economic development is the plan, I am baffled to understand the strategy.

Bob Kellogg, Federal Way

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Q&A with Mr. Federal Way: Elected officials create a Chernobyl meltdown Q

: What is the deal with all of our elected officials getting into trouble, leaving the state and now I hear the school board has even more issues? Can you shed some light on this? A: Mr. Federal Way is always glad to help and is going to add to your frustration by pinning this on Lakehaven Utility District. After all, it must be their fault as they are clearly putting something in the water. How else is it possible that so many independent problems could occur at the same time? The issues started with the South King Fire and Rescue (SKFR) chief having a ninth grade spat with his commissioner. Then school board member Tony Moore recently resigned after he was convicted of seven counts of felony theft. At the exact same time, Superintendent Rob Neu resigned to take a job in another state. On top of that, another school board member, Danny Peterson, is getting divorced by his wife due to his two concurrent affairs and

mooning his mother-in-law, both of which he admitted to in court documents. Let that all sink in for a minute. No, not just the mooning part, all of it. When Mr. Federal Way was younger, an accident in the Ukraine occurred wherein reactor number four at Chernobyl suffered a power increase that led to an explosion in its reactor core, creating a nuclear meltdown. Mr. Federal Way believes if you’re going to blow something up, why not go all in and just nuke it. Somewhat like what the school district is doing. Apparently great minds think alike and they are executing this same plan. Perhaps Lakehaven should do the same as the Chernobyl scientists did and dump copious amounts of water on the situation to cool it off. But it didn’t work there and probably won’t here either. Q: Where can I get a list of the summer road projects to see if I am going to get to work on time? A: This is a great question

and the crack investigative team of the Mirror once again comes to your aid. Go to this address: aspx?NID=234. This city web page lists all of the asphalt overlay projects from our two seasons in Federal Way — winter and road construction. Good luck out there. Mr. Federal Way has already identified back routes to avoid the 320th project, which will be, dare to say, a Chernobyl-sized mess. Q: Rumor has it that South King Fire and Rescue and Auburn’s fire district, Valley Regional Fire Authority, are going to merge. What’s up with this? Will I see a reduction in my taxes? A: Mr. Federal Way consulted the omnipresent Magic 8 Ball and asked about the reduction in taxes. The answer was: Outlook not so good. Armed with this knowledge, the same crack crew that came up with the roads information did some digging and wouldn’t you know it, these two fire entities not only have discussed this, but in Mr. Federal Way’s opinion are well on their way to putting this on a ballot to ask

you, the voters, whether this should become your reality. The thing is, Mr. Federal Way can’t seem to figure out why this makes sense. Their early working analysis worksheet shows no consolidation of units, buildings, staff or salaries. In fact, it adds to salaries. Huh? Then why merge? Granted, Mr. Federal Way didn’t finish at the top of his class in Economics 101, but gaining efficiencies like these are exactly why you do merge. You don’t merge to keep things the same. Their overarching guiding principles, as they call them, actually state that there will be no harm done to employees, the local communities will maintain their identities and the new department will maintain, or enhance all operational efficiencies. It finishes with a statement that “if it makes sense, operationally and economically, then let’s get ‘er done!” Nice. Perhaps the chiefs are watching too much Larry the Cable Guy and we are going to need Prilosec, as they’re going to give us Chernobylsized indigestion. Mr. Federal Way thinks there are political powers at play with this little merger and that we are being set up

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for another taxing authority and to be further set off from any chance of the cities of Auburn or Federal Way to ever take over these services to become a full-service city. Somebody is going to get rich off of this merger and it won’t be the taxpayer. Mr. Federal Way is no comedian but to paraphrase Mr. Cable Guy, “One year the voters gave each of the two fire districts a mood ring. Them things work pretty good. When the districts are in a good mood it was blue and when the districts are in a bad mood it made a red mark upside the voter’s head.” Q: My kids are trying to teach me a new language. What are all these LOL and ROFL? WT…. A: First of all, Mr. Federal Way had to clean up your question a bit. This is a community newspaper and the publisher is already skeptical enough about this column. A WT (minus the F) will only send him over the delicate edge he already lives on. Mr. Federal Way doesn’t get paid enough to have to deal with that Chernobyl-sized headache (like the theme here). That said, this is a great question. These are referred to as

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bout nine years ago, Decatur High School graduate Logan Davidson found himself in a doctor’s office hooked up to an electrocardiogram, getting his heart tested. The then-13-year-old went in for a routine sports physical so that he could wrestle for Lakota Middle School. “We had just switched doctors to a new doctor,” Davidson, now 21, recalls. “This doctor, when he listened to my heart with a stethoscope, he was able to hear the murmur.” Davidson’s arrhythmia was a symptom of hypertrophic cardio myopathy, a condition that makes him more susceptible to sudden cardiac arrest. Davidson was told he could no longer run track, wrestle or participate in any other highly competitive sport. “I was definitely mostly just upset and sad because I really enjoyed wrestling,” he said. “My whole childhood was gone in my mind because I wouldn’t have those things to do but then I found other things to do that I could still participate in, that I enjoy even more.” Davidson now skateboards and skimboards, a board-sport that involves skimming across the water’s surface toward a wave. In retrospect, Davidson said he feels different about the screening that may have

saved his life. “I’m grateful they found out just because I’m the kind of person [who is] generally very competitive,” he said, noting that he’s only ever had minor chest pain. “Without [the test] I’m sure something could have happened. Now that I know, I can be cautious.” And it was this screening that prompted Davidson’s mother, Marianne Davidson, to push for heart testing to be done at Decatur High School. The high school will have its first Nick of Time heart screening event on May 21, which is open to other students at other schools within Federal Way Public Schools. About 500 students will have the option to receive a free heart screening. “We just feel like we’re the lucky ones,” she said. “He could have not been diagnosed like so many other athletes. That’s why I got involved with the Nick of Time.” Decatur High School was on a two-and-a-half year waiting list with the Nick of Time Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating awareness of sudden cardiac arrest among young people and athletes. Having volunteered at other events, Marianne Davidson said of the 300 to 500 students tested, there’s always a “handful” of students who need follow-ups. The Nick of Time Foundation and the University of Washington Medical Center conduct the heart

A student goes through the heart screening process at a Nick of Time Foundation event. An undetected heart condition is the leading cause of death in young athletes on the playing field. Photo courtesy of the Bothell Reporter screenings for youth ages 14-24, which consist of a heart health survey, an electrocardiogram test and, in some cases, a limited physical exam or echocardiogram. The test results are then reviewed by onsite cardiologists and sports physicians — all volunteers. “I think Nick of Time is a great organization that’s saving lives and the information they get from the screenings are also going into research and the hope is that someday these screenings will be part of a well child checkup,” Marianne Davidson said. “Every kid should have an electrocardiogram, they should have their heart [testing] done more than just listened to.” According to Nick of Time, an undetected heart

condition is the leading cause of death in young athletes on the playing field. Nick of Time was founded by Darla Varrenti after her 16-year-old son who loved football, Nicholas, unexpectedly died of sudden cardiac arrest on Labor Day after “stellar performances” in both the varsity and junior varsity games at his high school. The games came after a week of two-aday practices. Erin Herringshaw, a Decatur nurse, said she’s aware of two Federal Way students who have died from heart conditions — one from Sacajawea Middle School and another from Thomas Jefferson High School, and five Decatur students caught the condition through screenings.

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But now we’re running out of time, [it’s being said] that it’s too late to change course.” Hiller also noted some of the funding sources, among them the federal New Market Tax Credits program, which the city is exploring to meet an estimated shortfall that could range up to $9 million, seemed like “going to Vegas.” Hiller was also critical of a new idea that city staff presented during the special May 8 Council meeting when the BRP’s findings were discussed. “As far as loaning ourselves money to make more money, that just doesn’t make sense either,” he said. “To say that we’re going to loan some of our funds to ourselves to make an extra

percent or two of interest, that type of thinking only happens in a government thinking model, not a private thinking model.” Hiller added he feels the PACC could be a net positive for the city, but still feels the city has gone about the project in the wrong way so far, and that the “taxpayers of Federal Way still should have the ultimate say to obligate these kinds of funds.” John Wilde wondered if the city and the PACC’s supporters have overlooked a potential hidden cost to the project, namely the need for better road infrastructure in the downtown core. “I was just curious if those numbers took into consideration what the city

Herringshaw said there are many spots open and students at Decatur High School will be able to miss class during the screenings, which take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., May 21. Students from other schools will be able to screen at 2 p.m., according to Herringshaw. Parents of students 17 years old and younger need to register, while students 18 or older can register themselves. To register for this free event, fill out the required form ahead of the event. The forms can be found at files/2014/05/0330_001. pdf. For more information on the Nick of Time Foundation, visit will have to incur in terms of road improvement,” he said. “We’re going to have to spend money on roads, improvements, getting in and out. If people come here and can’t get in and out of the city, then it’s going to be a negative experience to come to the PACC.” “I’m not trying to be against it, I think it’d be great if something like this came to Federal Way,” he added. “It’s reviving us, it’s a great thing so far. If (people) can’t get in and out, how’s it going to be a positive experience?” The first predominantly positive feedback from the public came from Margaret Nelson, who said Federal Way deserves a facility like the proposed PACC. “I’ve lived in Federal Way for 30 years, we deserve to have a nice downtown. [ more PACC, page 20 ]

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the term, structure and cost of temporary financing appears to be reasonable.” Scott Brown reported on the BRP’s reviews of the various pro formas that have been done in recent years regarding the PACC. He said the work done so far also appeared to be reasonable and something within the city’s ability to pull off. These pro formas included one by Nida Tautvydas, the director of McIntyre Hall in Mt. Vernon, one by Joe McIlwain, director of the Edmonds Center for the Arts, and a review by Webb Management Services. In looking at all of that information and the various inputs from those reviews, Brown said the pro formas currently in existence for the PACC appear reasonable. “Our conclusions are this … A strong, experienced director starting in year zero will be critical to the startup and success of the project. A board of directors with financial expertise and connections to the community and region will be necessary in order to actively assist in fundraising for the facility and its programming,” he said. “There’s enough flexibility for revenues and expenses based on criteria such as pricing, the kinds of events, the number of events, controlling expenses … We felt there’s a lot of flexibility where a strong executive director can manage that.” “It’s important that positive cash flows from the operation of the city be held for both operational and replacement reserve accounts, as determined by the management. We felt it’s important to build up a reserve,” he added. Finally, Dave Berger reported back on the BRP’s “economic/fiscal impacts” sub-committee, saying all signs point towards positive numbers if the PACC is constructed. Their subcommittee looked at a study of similar projects in Bellevue, Kirkland and Lynnwood, along with one in Salem, Ore. and one in Fairfield, Iowa. “In all five cities that the (city’s) consultant analyzed, they experienced

very focused on objective data, very focused on what is our potential as a community in the downtown area.” Wilson said the three sub-committees studied the three aforementioned areas, and that each sub-committee’s work was presented to the BRP as a whole. The first sub-committee was finance, with BRP member Kathi Ferrari presenting that committee’s findings. Ferrari reviewed a “funding sources” chart that projected potential funds, from naming rights to the facility and grant opportunities for the facility, to fundraising efforts for the facility. The chart is broken down into three scenarios — low, medium and high — with her sub-committee focusing on the low-end scenario that would leave the city looking at an approximate $9 million funding shortfall. Excluding some other options that were discussed in recent years regarding PACC financing, Ferrari said that the project, while feasible, would likely require additional financing from the city. “The city needs to step up and provide some kind of temporary financing to give certainty to the project and to bridge the timing gaps of when people can raise money, contribute to the naming rights, and while the new market tax credits are being pursued,” she said. “Based on our conversations with staff, we found that this is feasible. The city can do an inter-fund loan, lend itself money basically from one fund to another … assuming this temporary loan is drawn down gradually and partially repaid as additional funds are raised.” Ferrari added the city and consultant’s previous work appears reasonable. “We did also review the various projections made by the city and the fundraising consultants they hired, seemed to be reasonable,” she said. “We did identify the need for temporary financing by the city is needed to make the project go forward. We also found

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positive economic and fiscal outcomes,” Berger said. “In other words, patron spending and consumer demand increased, and the cities received additional tax revenues following the opening of those centers.” In addition, Berger’s sub-committee conducted interviews with various developers and a commercial real estate broker who have knowledge of Federal Way and its place in the marketplace. “There were a total of seven experienced local developers,” he said. “Our conclusions/findings from those interviews and the written documentation we received … Most of them

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SOCCER HEADS TO PLAYOFFS The boys soccer teams from three Federal Way high schools, finished up their respective regular seasons and will begin their playoff seasons. All three of the teams in the SPSL 4A made the playoffs. Thomas Jefferson took second place in the SPSL 4A North, Federal Way High School netted second place in the SPSL 4A South. Todd Beamer won fifth place in the SPSL 4A South, and has already played one playoff game in the interim.

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ud and baseball don’t mix, but the Todd Beamer High School baseball team has been dealing with the muck for years. This year, the Federal Way school district funded a new infield for the team and they have benefitted from the better field conditions. “We had a big drainage issue,” said Jerry Peterson, head baseball coach and athletic director. “The field slopes towards home plate, so all the water would just sit around home plate.” The team is now playing on a completely revamped turf infield, funded and built through district, county and community support. “Being able to have this new field our senior year has been great,” said team co-captain Lawyer Braun. “It feels like all of our hard work has paid off.” The Beamer team has not disappointed on their new field this year. They have posted 14 wins on the year and were only beaten twice at home. They are currently

the fifth-ranked team in the 4A classification. While the school would have liked to redo the entire field in turf, that proved too costly. Instead, the infield was redone with a new turf pitcher’s mound, a turf warning track, a turf surface around home plate and turf replacing the inner part of the infield. Before this year, all of the high schools in the school district played on fields with dirt infields. Beamer is now the only school in the district that does not. The field was inspired by ballparks, such as the ones at Curtis High School and the University of Washington’s Husky Ballpark, Peterson said. “The mound is amazing,” says Beamer co-captain Scotty Sunitsch. “Easily my favorite part of the new field.” It’s no surprise that Sunitsch likes the new pitcher’s mound. He will be headed to Washington State next year as a pitcher. He has posted a sub 2.00 ERA and averages more than a strikeout per inning this year.

Todd Beamer co-captain Scotty Sunitsch swings his bat at the high school’s new baseball field. Snitsch is a pitcher that will be heading to Washington State University next year. TERRENCE HILL, UW News Lab Next year, Braun will attend Bellevue Community College to play baseball. The two-time first-team all-SPSL player is currently batting above .300 on the year. Both players have emphasized that winning a state championship is their only current goal. “Our pitching has been great all year and really helped us out early this year,” says Braun. “Now we are playing well in all facets

and team chemistry has been keeping us going.” The team finished the season in second place in the SPSL South division. The only team ahead of them is Puyallup, who is undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 6 in the nation. “We played Puyallup tough both times,” says Peterson. “It’s been a great year for us and I think we’re prepared to make a run in the playoffs.”

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tors also harassed and retaliated against her following the incident. The lawsuit notes one incident when Fremstad was walking to her classroom the morning of June 14, 2013. She said Tytler met her on the sidewalk and expressed how he expected her to be at the graduation, the suit continues. When Fremstad informed him that she had a family emergency, Tytler “started to act aggressively and disrespectfully and walked off in front of students as they were waiting to attend class.” Wise was terminated in June 2013 for unknown reasons. The school principal emailed Fremstad on July 16, 2013 and said he “would be happy to make calls” for Fremstad in reference to her applying for the Dean of Student jobs at another school, according to court documents. Fremstad later learned that there was a position open at TAF Academy for Dean of Students that she was not given an opportunity to apply for because Tytler didn’t notify her about the position. The job opening was also not posted on the district’s website, even though many other schools posted openings for the same position on the website. Tytler appointed someone to fill that position at TAF and told Fremstad during a meeting in August 2013 that she was not ready to be a Dean of Students at TAF, the suit continues. Following that meeting, Fremstad received a text message from Tytler that stated, “Just finished meeting with Tenesha very challenging, oh well.” Fremstad believes this text message was meant to be sent to another recipient. The lawsuit outlines several other incidents when Tytler allegedly retaliated against Fremstad, including calling her a “brat” in front of other staff members on more than one occasion, a “diva” on multiple occasions and referring to her as a “shit.” She filed a discrimination complaint with the school district on Aug. 23, 2013 regarding Tytler’s alleged discriminatory and retaliatory actions. The district offered Fremstad a Dean of Students job at another middle school without interviewing in September of 2013. At the same time, the district hired an outside attorney to investigate Fremstad’s allegations. The district’s investigation found there was no substantiated evidence of retaliation. However, Fremstad contends the attorney was only given certain dates to investigate further retaliation and this did not include a review of prior grievances or the poems given out on Data Day, according to the lawsuit. Fremstad filed another grievance with the district about the alleged ongoing harassment, hostile work environment, racial discrimination and reprisal. The lawsuit notes that in October of 2013, a teacher at TAF made inappropriate voice impersonations to students that Fremstad taught, mimicking her. She met with Tytler and a union representative, who told Fremstad the teacher was given a directive and that a meeting would be held in December of 2013. However, no further communication or meetings were held related to this alleged harassment. Fremstad met with Vince Blauser, executive director of secondary schools, in November 2013. Blauser allegedly talked about creating a position that would be based off of grant money and not include Fremstad on a certificated contract, where she would work out of another school’s library. “It was obvious that the district wanted (Fremstad) to accept this temporary position so that it could later state that the grant had expired and terminate her,” according to the lawsuit. Fremstad said the district allegedly retaliated against her, removing her from the building leadership team, removing her as the department chair of humanities and taking away her stipend. The district again hired an outside attorney to investigate Fremstad’s complaints, according to the lawsuit. The Mirror has requested to see public records regarding the district’s investigations into this incident and will update this information when those records become available.

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he failure of Proposition 1, the ballot measure that was aimed at funding King County Metro and addressing road infrastructure needs throughout the county, will be felt in Federal Way, according to the city’s senior traffic

engineer Rick Perez. “Overall, which routes are affected?” Perez asked during the Federal Way City Council’s May 6 meeting. “First off, I’ll say the ones that aren’t affected. Rapid Ride Line A is not affected. Route 183 is not affected. This does not affect Pierce Transit; they’ve already had their cuts, which were about

double what Metro is looking at. Sound Transit is not affected.” Perez then listed the Metro routes that will either be discontinued or have their service altered, with these changes being carried out in four phases, beginning in September of this year and extending until September of 2015. The routes that will be

discontinued in Federal Way are 152, 153, 178, 179, 190, 192, and the 901. The routes that will be revised and/or consolidated include the 177, 181, 182, 187, 193, 197 and the 903. The first route to be cut during the first phase this September will be Route 152, which “serves our potential annexation area along 272nd,” said Perez.


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May 16, 2014 [13] February 2015 will be the commuter route for Federphase that has a significant al Way residents to travel impact on Federal Way, he to downtown Seattle. noted. “When we say revised, “With the next phase of what does that mean for cuts in February 2015, this the 177,” Ferrell asked. is where you’re seeing a “The 177 is going to big change in the number get more trips to account of runs being cut. Some of for the fact that the other that is some of this route express service is going consolidation that’s occur- away,” Perez said. “That’s ring, particularly with the why it’s not as big of a hit commuter runs,” as it otherwise “The 177 is going he said. “So the would be, but it to get more trips big impacts, will be slower to account for the as I described because of the earlier, the 901. fact that the other loss of other The diversion of express service is Express routes the 187 to 312th, going away. That’s at the other Park why it’s not as big of and Rides. It combined with a hit as it otherwise won’t be Express the 197, which goes from the would be, but it will direct from the Twin Lakes Park be slower...” 320th Park and and Ride up to Ride to downRick Perez the University of town Seattle, it Washington, will will also stop now originate at at the Star Lake the Transit Center instead Park and Ride and Kentof the Twin Lakes Park Des Moines Park and and Ride, so that’s a big Ride. It will be a little bit reduction in service on of a slower trip because of 320th there.” that.” Perez noted that there Councilmember Susan are “quite a few” impacts Honda asked if there are overall to Federal Way reany plans to help expand garding these changes. The parking capacity at the loss of coverage in parts Park and Rides that are of the city also means expected to see increased the area for the Access use. Perez replied it’s unprogram, which helps dis- likely that any help would abled residents get places, be forthcoming from is also reduced. Metro, but that it would Route 901 had a Dial“behoove (the city) to A-Ride service associated continue our conversation with it, which covered a with Metro … to see what large area, and the changes we can do about reaching mean the city and its resiagreements with adjacent dents will feel a “signifibusinesses to handle some cant loss.” of the overflow.” A number of the comThe situation regardmuter routes that were ing Metro’s future fundeither eliminated or coning is still fluid in the solidated, will mean that wake of Proposition 1’s riders will have to make defeat, with both King a transfer while traveling County Executive Dow from one end of town to Constantine and Seattle the other, instead of being Mayor Ed Murray bringable to take one single ing new ideas to the table route, Perez noted. last week. Constantine “One of the other issues proposed the creation of is losing direct Express “Community Mobility service from three Park Contracts” that would and Rides (Twin Lakes, allow county cities, either Redondo Heights and alone or together, to “purSouth Federal Way),” he chase” bus service, with said. “They haven’t been the funding to be provided heavily utilized Park and by the cities in whatever Rides before, they will way they see fit. Murray likely be extremely lightly essentially repackaged utilized after these cuts Proposition 1, but protake place, and that will posed to keep it to the city put more pressure on the limits of Seattle, where Park and Rides that do Prop 1 had its greatest have significant Express support in the April vote. service, particularly the Part of the plan would Federal Way Transit be to have Seattle share Center.” some of its funding with The city also anticipates regional cities as well. the 320th Park and Ride “This is Seattle stepping and the Star Lake Park up as a regional partner, and Ride will begin seeing not Seattle going it alone,” more usage because of the Murray said in a report anticipated changes. by the Seattle Post-IntelliMayor Jim Ferrell gencer. questioned the changes To learn more, visit to Routes 177, which will now likely be the main

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Community CALENDAR May 17

Cooking Classes: East India Grill hosts a cooking class at 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays at 31845 Gateway Center Blvd. in Federal Way. Runs every Saturday through early summer. Fee is $20. To register, call 253-529-9292. Visit Indoor Swap Meet: Phi Beta Psi, Gamma Delta Chapter will hold an annual “5 Star Swap Meet” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at Belmor Park Clubhouse, 2101 S. 324th St., Federal Way. Proceeds from this event will support cancer research. For information contact, Patty Law, 253-719-8444. Federal Way Chorale Spring Concert: Listen to “Songs Of Love” under the direction of Laird M. Thornton from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 515 S. 312th Federal Way. Cost is $15-$18; Youth 18 & under free. For more information e-mail fwchorale@, call 253-250-3326 or visit Day of Organics & Gardening: Federal Way Community Gardens

will host a celebration of organics and gardening from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at Truman High School, 31455 28th Ave S. Cost is a suggested donation of $10 per person or $30 per family. Tickets available online or at the door. For more information, contact Allison Brumley at or 206-992-4592. 5K Fundraiser: Registration for Break the Chains of Human Trafficking 5K will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 at Celebration Park, 1095 S. 324th St. Speaker will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the walk/run starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $30 for families. Register online at Touch A Truck: A fun, free family event to get up close and personal with all of the vehicles and equipment that build, serve and protect our community with pride from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at 31510 20th Ave S., Federal Way. For more information contact Cody Geddes at cody. or 253.835.6926. Family History Fair: Free class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 34815 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way. For more information contact Cindy Jarvis at Cindyj980@gmail. com or 253-261-2728. Visit www. for a complete listing of classes offered.

May 18

Garage/Moving Sales King County PACIFIC, 98047

ESTATE / GIRL SCOUT / Garage Sale on Fri. & Sat., 9 am - 6 pm. 20 years of items removed f r o m a n E a s t e r n WA home & brought here to sell. There is a wide range of items. Clothing, housewares, camping, fishing, tools, furniture, etc. Come make offers! Everything needs to go! We h ave n o r o o m t o store anything. Our local Auburn Girl Scouts will be helping run the sale, to ear n money for an end of year trip. Come by, show your suppor t for Girl Scouts. Located at 241 Elise Lane. Look for signs on Ellingson Road off of HWY 167. AUBURN, 98002.

HUGE DOUBLE Estate Sale this Fri. & Sat Only! Collectible: Shirley Temple, china, bells, dolls, Mariners and Hummel’s. Furniture, tools, kitchen, household, yard, sports, clothes, decorative, electronics, jewelry. Everything you could imagine!! May 16th - 18th, 8 a - 5 p, 1001 Pike St NE. Benef i t t i n g Yo u t h S u m m e r Camps for “Community of Christ” Church.

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May 19

Rainier Audobon Society: Ed Swan will present “The Birds of Vashon Island” at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 19 at Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave.

May 21

Re-Election Kickoff Event: State Representative Roger Freeman will host a re-election kick off from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn & Suites, 32124 25th Ave S. Donations are appreciated. Women’s Club of Federal Way: Monthly luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Cost is $15 for lunch. Newcomers welcome. Reservations required; call 253-927-2766 by May 18th.

May 24

Meet the Author: Spend the afternoon with three local Sci-Fi and Fantasy authors. Starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 24 at the Federal Way Library, Aubry K. Andersen, Zachary Bonelli, and Elizabeth Guizzetti will read and discuss their latest works. Wood Furniture Sale: Beautiful outdoor wood furniture will be sold from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 24 at the Farmer’s Market located at 320th and Pacific Hwy S. Sales will benefit Kiwanis Club of Greater Federal Way. Contact Dick Mayer for more information at or 253-797-5608. Spring Fling Fundraiser:

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May 27

Single Seniors Dine Out: Join other single seniors, 55 years and older, from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27 in Black Bear Diner’s private room, 32065 Pacific Highway South. For more information contact Barbara at or 253332-4126.

May 31



Start to Fitness- Kites from Around the World and the US: Various kites will be on display at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 31 at the Federal Way 320th Library. www. Concert for the PACC: The Federal Way Coalition of the Performing Arts presents “Concert for the PACC”, a fundraiser for the proposed performing arts and conference center, at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 31 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 S.W. 320th St. Tickets are $55 per person, and available online at Contact 253-839-4389 for additional information. Family Green Fest: The City of Federal Way will host this annual free event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S 333rd St. The event includes free shredding of confidential documents. For

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June 27

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Federal Way Farmers Market: Pet friendly outdoor farmers market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday until October 4 in the Sears parking lot at The Commons Mall. Legal Clinic: The King County Bar Association will provide free 30-minute consultations with volunteer attorneys regarding civil legal issues at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20 and 27 at the Federal

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almost 90,000 people living here, and in that same poll 55 percent said it should be subject to a public vote. And Ferrell’s comment of saying he “never said he was opposed to the PACC� sounds like an attorney trying to bifurcate his words into revisionist history. In 2013, Ferrell’s campaign brochure said he “fully supports giving the people a vote on this $32 million project,� in contrast to Priest. In another call for a public vote, Ferrell said, “People only support what they help create.� He also again expressed his opposition to “wasteful projects.� Then, of course, the credit card approach he voted against and now has adopted and increased. In 2010, Ferrell stressed fiscal accountability and opposition to unnecessary construction projects. When all four candidates

loan, while still relying on use of Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) funds. Last August, Ferrell called the CBDG approach “a credit card for the PACC� and voted against it. Isn’t adding two loans just adding to the credit card? And in an odd circular funding option, Ferrell’s new finance director wants to rely on “savings� from the Community Center to help pay for the loans. If there is savings, couldn’t that money be used for other city needs? In January, Ferrell wanted to add 10-12 police officers in next year’s budget. Last week, he announced he would ask for only five. And still complete silence on a vote of the people. One PACC supporter says a public vote isn’t necessary because of the 279 people who participated in the Mirror poll, 55 percent supported the PACC. However, we have

for mayor were asked at a debate if they supported the PACC, Ferrell said “no� and he was appalled that his fellow colleagues were in favor of the development. He said if elected he would always ask two questions: “Is it the role of government and is it necessary?� Ferrell said city government should not substitute for the private sector. Many people who oppose the PACC have argued that if the PACC was such a good idea, the private sector would have already built it. Ferrell also said, “I do not believe the role of government is to act as a private enterprise by buying and developing land.� Did he hold the same view in 2013? Does he now? Did he change view points and forget to tell us? Ferrell’s 2010 campaign brochure says “In 2009,


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King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer recently welcomed Bellevue civic leader, real estate developer, and former state Rep. Kemper Freeman to the monthly “Good Eggs� Breakfast at Twin Lakes Country Club in Federal Way. Freeman shared his insights on how Bellevue has transitioned from a sprawling suburb full of strip malls to a vibrant city.

...obituaries Skye T. Fields

Skye T. Fields, born September 25th, 1969, passed away in the presence of his family, on May 8th, 2014. He was a 5th generation Washingtonian, son of Douglas A. Fields and Aletha J. Moffitt. He was born and raised in Federal Way and enjoyed many friendships while playing soccer throughout his childhood. In junior high and high school he also enjoyed swimming, life guarding, wrestling, football and band. He graduated from Decatur High School and then Western Washington State College. He spent most of his career working for Boeing in various capacities. His last position was a Supply Chain Analyst which took him to countries and destinations all over the world. He met his wife, Arisara, while teaching together in Thailand, where they were married in 1996. Then they came back to the United States to work and raise a family. The family enjoyed sports, raising animals, gardening and their MacLachlin and Moffat Clan Associations. Skye is survived by his wife Arisara Fields, his children Duncan, Mailee and Cade, his mother, Aletha Fields and his sisters Joanne, Leslie and Natali. He is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Federal Way School District at 33330 8th Ave. S, Federal Way, WA 98003, for Decatur, Lakota or Brigadoon. Please note the donation is in behalf of Skye Fields. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, May 16th at 11 a.m. at Marine View Presbyterian, 8469 Eastside Drive N.E. Tacoma, WA 98422

Susanna Kay Smith, 55, was born in Dayton, OH, May 4, 1959, the sixth child of Marjorie & Don Smith. She graduated from Oakwood High School in 1978, and then attended Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY. In 1982 she married and so began her journey that would lead to her beloved Northwest. Susie enjoyed living in Texas (twice), Oklahoma City, where her daughter Megan was born in 1986, and Memphis, TN where her second daughter Molly was born in 1989. In 1990 the family moved to Federal Way, WA and Susie soon began planting deep roots in the community. She was very instrumental in helping organize and create the ďŹ rst Federal Way Parks and Recreation Pre-school Program in 1991. She was a creative and instrumental leader in the program for 15+ years, teaching, encouraging, loving and supporting hundreds of Federal Way preschoolers. After leaving the Federal Way Parks and Recreation department in 2005 she again followed her love of impacting young lives by volunteering with Communities In Schools, mentoring a young middle schooler. Susie also volunteered many hours at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church serving as hostess for the new members class. She enjoyed the simple things in life most and was happiest when she was with family, friends and her pups. She will be remembered most as a person who constantly put the needs of others ďŹ rst. Susie is survived by her two daughters, Megan Haskins (son-in-law Craig Haskins), Molly Stephens (future son-in-law Dustin Martin), ďŹ ve siblings, Debbie Kisicki, Becky Smith, Jeff Smith, Greg Smith and Kent Smith, plus many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Susie is now celebrating in the presence of Jesus with her precious parents. We want to thank the Hospice Angels and the dedicated caregivers of St. Franciscan Health Systems. As well, a special thank you to Becky Smith who lovingly devoted her time as primary caregiver over the last 17 months.

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image of opposition to the PACC that voters relied upon. And while opposing the PACC may not be the only reason many people voted for him, reversing course on the biggest project in city history does need some explaining to retain his credibility. Ferrell has a chance to be a really good mayor. But his credibility is important. Many members of the public feel misled about his position on the PACC and his support for putting the issue on the ballot. Just changing how the PACC gets funded isn’t a substitute for what he told the public as a candidate.

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Jim stood alone against a $50 million PACC� and “We cannot spend taxpayer funds on projects that do not help ordinary people.� That is now an issue as many “ordinary people� say the PACC is for rich people and they won’t get much use out of it. At $32-$37 per ticket, a family of four might not be able to afford it. At his 2010 campaign kick-off, Ferrell had three priorities, one of which was “protecting taxpayers from unnecessary projects� and cited his past opposition to taxpayers funding part of the PACC. From 2010 to 2013 and now, Ferrell has built an


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schools that exemplify the AVID College-Readiness System and its strategies and methodologies. “They are the best-of-the-best in staff development, student success and results, leadership and many other areas,” she wrote when asked what sets these schools apart. AVID is a 30-year old program that impacts more than 700,000 students in 46 states, the District of Columbia and across 16 other countries/ territories. There are 309 AVID students at Federal Way High School for the 2013–14 school year. Each has AVID as an elective through all four years and is required to take at least one Cambridge program class per semester. Many end up taking more, up to a full schedule of the rigorous pre-university

program that emphasizes the value of broad and balanced study for academically able students. “For us, AVID is a verb,” said Karin Weberg, AVID Coordinator for FWHS. “It’s an action. It’s who we are and what we believe. AVID is part of every class, even when students aren’t enrolled in AVID. It defines what we do, every day.” AVID students either apply or are recommended by a teacher, and face a competitive interview process and a review of their transcripts. Each is required to take four years of math, advanced or college-level English and/ or history, and are encouraged to take a fourth year of science and a third year in foreign language.

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gratulate the panel, and you Mr. Mayor, for this idea,” he said. “You guys surprised the hell out of me, and if what you’re saying is halfway true, there can be no question that this project goes forward. If you think the economic impact that this will have on our community (is correct), it is nothing short of phenomenal.” The BRP was composed of nine members of the community, with various areas of expertise. To learn more about the PACC, visit

We deserve to have a Performing Arts and Conference Center that will encourage other developers to come and build retail and residences that are highend, not low-end,” she said. “We deserve to be proud of our downtown, and to feel confident to ask people to come and we can feel good to have them come. I urge you to please move forward with this, otherwise, we’ve got another 30 years when nothing will happen.” Paul Levy expressed his admiration for the work done by the BRP. “I guess I want to con-

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