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OPINION | Editor’s Note: A look ahead at general election coverage [4] Roegner: City’s economic future conversation [4] POLICE | Man threatens to jump off Interstate 5 overpass in Federal Way [7] CLOSURE | King County Aquatic Center to close for improvements [9]

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Man charged with vehicular homicide in 2013 DUI accident BY ALISA GRAMANN


Federal Way man was charged with vehicular homicide and second-degree manslaughter on July 24 in Grant County Superior Court. In addition to those charges, Darrell W. Harris, 56, also faces DUI charges in an accident that killed 35-year-old Sheri Ann Warner of Seattle. The alleged crimes occurred on Aug. 24, 2013, when Harris and Warner, his passenger, were riding on his motorcycle on eastbound Interstate 90 around 9:30 p.m. Both had been drinking, according to court documents. For reasons unknown, Warner fell off the motorcycle and Harris was unable to hold on to her. Warner was then struck by oncoming traffic an unknown number of times. One vehicle that unknowingly struck Warner was identified, Harris said an 18-wheeler also struck the victim, according to court documents. Warner was

pronounced dead at the scene. A witness said the motorcycle passed him going between 80 and 85 mph in a posted 70-mph zone, documents continue. The motorcycle was swerving in its lane and executed an “aggressive lane change.” The witness noticed debris in the road and saw the motorcycle turn around and head west in the eastbound lanes to collect what it dropped, the documents continue. After she fell off, Warner slid on the ground for more than 100 feet, resting in the middle of the left lane. Warner then experienced severe trauma as officers believe at least two cars struck her. Harris was sitting in the median when Washington State Patrol troopers arrived and became aggressive, cursing and yelling until an officer tased him twice, the documents state. Harris and Warner were heading to Soap Lake to meet Harris’s brother because their mother had died a week prior, according to court documents.

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Blueberry farm celebrates 60 years BY RAECHEL DAWSON

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Vendors show off their wares during FUSION’s “Moroccan Mystique” annual fundraiser on Wednesday at the Dumas Bay Centre. More than 500 people attended the event, which raised $170,000 to benefit the organization that provides housing and supportive services to homeless families. RAECHEL DAWSON, the Mirror

At the edge of Lake Dolloff sits five acres of organic blueberries ready to be picked. A girl named Ava holds up a blueberry and plops it in her mouth. She’s been coming to the farm with her grandmother and sisters for about two years. The blueberries at Higher Taste Blueberry Farm are nestled in a neighborhood between Federal Way and Auburn and sell for $2.50 a pound if picked, $5 already picked. Blueberry farm owner Mary King said this season marks the 60th anniversary the berries were planted and they’re currently in their prime. A married couple, the Olsons, bought the property along with three-and-a-half acres across the street 60 years ago and planted all of the trees themselves, King recalls. The two harvested the berries and also used it to make blueberry jam. King said she still has some of the recipes. The wife owned the property until she was 93 years old, King said. Then in 1998 the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, a Hindu religious organization, owned the property until 2000 when it was sold to a man who grew up around the farm. He owned the land for five years, keeping a cow on the property and later Indian Brahman cattle and race horses that would compete at Emerald Downs. But in 2005, the farm’s 51st anniversary, he sold King the five acres and kept the remaining three-and-a-half acres until [ more BLUEBERRY, page 6 ]

Comic book owner to auction first Superman comic for over $2 million BY ALISA GRAMANN

In June 1938, Superman made his earth debut in “Action Comics No. 1.” Starting Aug. 14, comic

book fans, nerds, collectors and the general public alike can bid on the rare book, which is being auctioned on eBay. The book, which cost 10 cents when it was first printed, is expected to sell for a bit more. “The sky’s the limit on this book,” said Darren Adams, owner of the comic book and Pristine Com-

ics, an online comic book market. “Action Comics No. 1” introduced the world to Superman, the first of the superheroes, Adams said. “Superman was an instant hit,” he said. “The character came out of nowhere.” The idea took off and demand for the book spiked,

despite the Great Depression. “Out of nowhere this guy shows up in leotards and a cape and was a superhero,” Adams said. Superman was the first in a new trend of superheroes. One of perhaps only 34 unrestored originals, Adams’s book was rated 9.0 on the Certified Guaranty

Company’s rating scale. It is the highest grade an “Action Comics No. 1” has ever received. Only one other copy has received a 9.0 rating and that copy sold for nearly $2.2 million in 2011 — the most a comic book has sold for to date. Adams’s book is in even better condition. [ more COMIC, page 2 ]

“This book is in a class all itself,” Adams said. Certified Guaranty Company views comic books and provides a third-party grade based on any wear, tear and flaws in the book, such as page discoloration, tears and creases on pages. Books are viewed by multiple experts to determine a grade, which means

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“This book is in a class all itself,” Adams said. Certified Guaranty Company views comic books and provides a third-party grade based on any wear, tear and flaws in the book, such as page discoloration, tears and creases on pages. Books are viewed by multiple experts to determine a grade, which means everything to sellers, Adams said. “It gives you peace of mind,” he said. Adams began reading comic books when he was a child as a form on entertainment. In 1986, he opened West Coast Sports Cards and later created Pristine Comics as an online buying and selling market, he said. Pristine Comics specializes in high quality and condition books. The name was born after Adams bought several books with 9.9, pristine condition grades, he said. Adams was lucky to get a copy of the “Mona Lisa” of the comic book world, he said. Several years ago, he bought the book in a confidential transaction, and since then he has stored it in a vault away from extreme temperatures and light to preserve it. The book had been bought off the newsstand in 1938 and stored in a cedar chest for 40 years in West Virginia until a local dealer found it at an estate sale and bought it, becoming the book’s second

Darren Adams, owner of Pristine Comics, is auctioning off a copy of “Action Comics No. 1” on eBay, starting Aug. 14. Contributed photo owner. The individual Adams bought the book from was the third owner, and had the book for 30 years, he said. “I was lucky,” Adams said. Comic book aficionados hunt for copies of the 76-year-old comic book, but to get a book with such a high rating requires knowing someone who has one, Adams said. Collectors don’t simply go out and find a 9.0 graded copy of “Action Comics No. 1,” though many may desire such a prize. “Comic collecting is an act of passion,” Adams said. “It kind of gets in your blood.” Collectors often develop emotional attachments to their collections, and Adams is no exception. Though he can buy and sell trading cards without batting an eye, comic books are something special. “It’s a little harder to let one go,” Adams said.

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But now is the time to let go of this precious book and give the public its first opportunity to own it. Though it would be ideal if a museum could purchase the book to preserve the piece of history, he said. “It’s basically a once-in-alifetime shot,” Adams said. He believes he owes it to the book and to the public to give everyone a fair shot at buying the book, he said. It’s not just the collectors and fanatics who respect and appreciate this particular book, he said. Adams already turned down a private offer of $3 million, he said. “It’s pop culture, it’s Americana,” he said. One percent of the auction proceeds will be donated to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. The foundation funds research to find a cure for spinal cord injury and also seeks to improve the quality of life for people living with paralysis. The foundation adopted the name of Christopher Reeve, an actor best known for his role as Superman before he suffered a spinal injury and began actively seeking a cure. The donation is Adams’s way of honoring the memory of perhaps the most recognized Superman to date, he said. To bid, visit www.ebay. com/action-comics. The auction will run from Aug. 14-24. Pristine Comics is located at 2008 S. 314th St.

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Another complicating factor is city leaders have taken several policy positions regarding downtown that need to be coordinated and will likely need additional discussion or simply more data before decisions should be made. As an example, the recent moratorium in the city core appears to be in reaction to possible development at the former Top Foods site, rather than a thoughtful deliberation about what the vision for downtown should be. The area should be considered as a whole not in individual pieces. At the same time, some residents, and possibly some Council members, want to use the economic discussion as a means to change land use regulations for potential developments they don’t like. While land use might come up as a broad category, using the summit to discuss specific projects is questionable and could place the Council in an awkward position if they appear to be prejudging a land use issue before all the facts are known. Even discussing land use criteria will require significant staff support from the city Community Services director and the professional planning staff. But there again we don’t have a permanent Community Services director right now. That job was also held [ more ROEGNER, page 5 ]

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Mayor Jim Ferrell and the City Council recently announced they would put together a task force of community members to come up with recommendations for an economic development summit this fall. Sounds simple enough, but it’s not. Some questions have arisen on how this will actually work, and whether now is the right time for such an event. Typically, the Economic Development director for city government, as the credentialed professional, would lead the staff effort in support of such a meeting. This person would coordinate policy questions, advise the mayor and Council on laws and regulations, ensure significant policy questions are raised, highlight national best practices, provide insight on current and planned projects, write the final report and be responsible for implementation. One little problem ... the city doesn’t have an Economic Development director, he was let go and now works for the city of Edmonds. His replacement is still in Sacramento and even when he arrives, it will still be many months until he knows enough about state and local laws and city history to be of much help on a project of this depth.


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Rejoice for citizens’ freedom I was impressed to see the full-page ad, paid for by Hobby Lobby, placed in your newspaper. They must be celebrating and thanking God for an awesome victory for their company. Even if we don’t agree with the content of the ad, we should all, at the very least, be happy for

their continued freedom to run their business according to their conscience. At this time in history when our freedoms are flying out the door at an alarming speed, we should all be rejoicing at a perceived move toward freedom for all citizens. The original intent of our Founding Fathers can be clearly perceived in the following quotes: “Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports,” George Washington said. “The great pillars of all government and social life ... (are) virtue, morality and religion. This is the armor,

my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible,” Patrick Henry said. “We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel,” Benjamin Franklin said. “And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have lost the only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these are a gift of God?” Thomas Jefferson asked. “To a man of liberal education, the study of his-

tory is not only useful, and important, but altogether indispensable, and with regard to the history contained in the Bible … it is not so much praiseworthy to be acquainted with as it is shameful to be ignorant of it,” John Quincy Adams said. “I do therefore issue this my proclamation, recommending to all who shall be piously disposed to unite their hearts and voices in addressing at one and the same time their vows and adorations to the Great Parent and Sovereign of the Universe ... to render Him thanks for the many blessings He has bestowed on the people of the United States,” James Madison said.

In closing, let us never forget or take for granted that it was indeed God who created each and every one of us, and granted us the numerous blessings of living in a free and bountiful land called America.

Susan J. Walsh, Federal Way

Thank you, Jack Dovey This is to thank Jack Dovey for his work regarding the present City Hall. As a volunteer, he guided the city in the acquisition of our City Hall and saved us $3 million. This is typical of this gentleman and his efforts to build a better Federal Way.

Bud and Bobbie Bronson, Federal Way [ more LETTERS, page 10]

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by the guy who went to Edmonds. We have an acting appointment, but any discussion of this magnitude needs to be staffed by a permanent director who will be here for the long run. Regardless, discussions on specific land use proposals are best left to the proper channel. Additionally, city leaders have already taken a position in favor of the Interstate 5 option for Sound Transit over the Highway 99 option, even though the final data won’t be available until this winter and Sound Transit won’t select a preferred alternative until next spring. In other words, a decision to support a specific transit option has been made even though not all the facts are even known yet. Other ideas being discussed are a college in the downtown core and rebranding the city image. However, the Council seems to have moved beyond their legislative function and into the role usually occupied by professional staff, something they should try and avoid. Clouding the lines of responsibility doesn’t help the professionals do their job and is less likely to produce a quality product. However, that lack of clarity may have its genesis in politics as observers have noticed a not-so-subtle “push back” by the Council on the roles that the mayor and Council will play in the summit. Behind the scenes and now a little more publicly, the Council has said it wants a larger role in the task force and as a logical extension, the summit. One Council member even referred to it as the Council-mayor summit, rather than the mayor-Council summit. By agreeing to the expanded role for the Council, Ferrell may have been trying to appease some members of the Council and community who feel Ferrell didn’t share the credit for passing the Performing Arts and Conference Center. But by ceding some of his responsibility to the Council, he may be eroding the gains he made in emerging as a strong mayor. Unsurprisingly, the Council has never been comfortable with the change in the form of government. In fact, Ferrell doesn’t need to include the Council in the summit at all. In a strong mayor form of government the mayor would describe his vision of Federal Way’s economic future and his professional staff would put that vision into an Economic Development policy document and it would become the mayor’s recommendation to the Council. The Council would debate, amend and ultimately approve the plan. A community summit could be one of the pieces of the mayor’s plan. But it shouldn’t result in a plan by itself. It may have escaped notice but whatever does come out of the effort, no matter what discussions yield, is not binding on anyone, including the mayor. Although still in the discussion phase, the mayor and Council appear to be trying to incorporate separate community interests that have their own mission, role and equally necessary goals when collaboration is more desirable. The key to economic development isn’t external, it’s internal. It isn’t talking, or meeting or summits. It’s data, strategy and knowing what the roles in the community are and how to best let each do their job in support of each other. The city might be better served by filling its key professional jobs, reviewing its data on existing businesses and having a clear appreciation of all the community’s assets and the role they play. With our geographic advantage the rest of the region is watching us, and to be taken seriously we need to look organized. Right now the fluid nature of the discussion looks like “ready, fire, aim,” and that’s not what anybody wants. Our economic future is too important for that.

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Organization makes, sends cards to U.S. soldiers BY ALISA GRAMANN


andy Allnock had an abundance of homemade cards and nothing to do with them. She received a spark of inspiration in 2007 when she heard the story of a woman who sent cards to soldiers overseas. Allnock took the idea to an online forum where others expressed interest in sending their card caches overseas. A deployed soldier answered on the message board and became their first contact within the military. Over the years, Operation Write Home, as the group became known, snowballed. Operation Write Home is a non-profit organization that sends handmade cards to deployed U.S. soldiers so they can write home to their families. The organization accepts card and monetary donations. Operation Write Home serves 200 units each month, sending each unit an average of 350 cards, totaling 70,000 cards a month, Allnock said. Units can request more cards or fewer cards, depending on need. The group has sent nearly 3 million cards. This year, as Mother’s Day was quickly approaching, Allnock took a box of cards to a recently returned unit. The United Service Organizations Inc. she spoke with didn’t understand why Allnock was delivering a box of Mother’s Day cards, but a soldier walking past recognized the box immediately and took it to distribute among the soldiers. “It was nice to see that they recognized it,” Allnock said. “The soldiers, they get it.” Cards are made by between 10,000 and 12,000

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Sandy Allnock founded Operation Write Home in 2007 as a way to serve U.S. troops stationed overseas. The organization is close to sending its 3 millionth card. Ciara, Allnock’s 15-year-old golden retriever, is the organization’s mascot. In addition to cards for soldier’s use, Operation Write Home also sends letters and drawings with each box to encourage troops stationed overseas. Contributed photo Cards often are used in scrapbooks or other memory crafts, so cards have to stand the test of time. Allnock always enjoyed arts and crafts, so when she heard about sending cards to troops, it was a perfect fit, she said. Operation Write Home offers webinars — some free,

just recently. “I was originally looking for some acreage on a lake and I ran into this,” King said. “I thought it was interesting so I bought it. I liked that it was organic.” King would spend the next nine years and 10 seasons tending to the rows of blueberry bushes. “It’s a year-round thing,” she said. “During the winter … it’s organic so everything has to be done by hand.” King often requests volunteer help in pulling invasive species from the bushes because she doesn’t use chemicals and pesticides since they are organic.

some as fundraisers — to teach beginners the basics of quality card making. Operation Write Home sticks to strict guidelines, which can be found on their website. With many units being pulled out of conflict in the Middle East, the organization may find it has fewer card requests, how-

But, she adds, volunteers get to pick for free in the summer and the deal still stands. King also sells organic honey that customers buy for their allergies. “We have beehives right here on the farm,” she said. “That’s been pretty popular. This is the third year now that we’ve been selling honey.” King said the blueberry season ranges from July to September, with a few varieties making their way in late June and lasting until early October. She opens her farm seven days a week for picking between 10 a.m. and dusk but will often close early, around 3 p.m., if it gets too hot. For more informa-

ever, as long as soldiers are stationed overseas, cards will be sent. “We’re going to do that as long as people are out there,” Allnock said. For more information about Operation Write Home or card making tips and guidelines, visit www.

Ava, with her grandmother and sister Trinity, holds out a blueberry. RAECHEL DAWSON, the Mirror tion about the Higher Taste Blueberry Farm or to volunteer, contact King at 206-579-0214. Higher Taste Blueberry Farm is located at 30431 38th Ave. S. in Auburn.

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K-9 searches for burglary suspect who injured man BY ALISA GRAMANN

Police deployed a K-9 that was unable to locate a burglary suspect who broke into a Federal Way condo and injured a man on Saturday. Police responded to the call shortly after 7 p.m. in

the 2100 block of S. 336th St. The victim told police he borrowed $50 from a woman he knew only as “Cynthia” at Emerald Queen Casino on July 31. On Saturday, Cynthia and an unknown man arrived at the victim’s condo at 9 a.m., demanding $150, according to the police

report. The victim initially refused to pay the $150, but then told the suspects to return later and he would have the money. They returned a few hours later and the victim did not answer the door. The suspects returned again at 6:45 p.m. and the

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Police Blotter The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: Woman mysteriously goes missing: At 2 p.m. on Aug. 3 at 17801 International Boulevard, a woman reported that her friend from Federal Way was missing after she dropped her off at SeaTac Airport and failed to board her flight. The woman said her friend was supposed to catch a flight to Atlanta on July 29 and when she went to pick her up from the airport on Aug. 2, she was nowhere to be found. The woman told police that a Delta airlines representative said her friend never got on either flight. She also confirmed with the hotel that her friend made reservations at that she never checked in. A Port of Seattle officer told the responding police officer that no women have died at SeaTac Airport recently. The port officer also said that the woman’s relatives could report her missing, but that the woman’s friend didn’t have their names or phone numbers so he would not file a report or initiate an investigation. The woman’s whereabouts was still unknown when police filed their report. Woman attacked during robbery: At 4:40 p.m. on Aug. 3 in the 1900 block of S. 288th St., police responded after a passerby reported a

female lying in the street with head injuries. The 26-year-old Federal Way woman was unable to recall the incident that led to her being in that position but police determined she had been walking prior to the incident with an unidentified male and that her purse was missing. A witness said she saw the male punch the woman in the face and steal her purse. The victim seemed disoriented and did not answer questions appropriately. She seemed to have no recollection of the incident and did not know how she was injured. Another witness told police she walked past the victim and the man five minutes prior to the incident. She said they were possibly arguing but that the victim smiled at her as she passed. The Federal Way woman was transported to Valley Medical Center, where she told a police officer that her head hurt. She could partially remember that she was with a male, who she described as a friend, but couldn’t remember his name. She was unable to provide a written statement to police due to her level of comprehension of the situation. An emergency room nurse told police that the woman specifically asked medical staff for dilantin, a pain medication, which led staff to believe she understood the situation better than she was portraying. Residential jewelry heist: At 10:15 p.m. on Aug. 3 in the 33000 block of 30th Ave. SW, a couple reported that an unknown suspect burglarized their home and stole

$20,000 worth of jewelry. Man threatens to jump off I-5 overpass: At 10:57 p.m. on Aug. 3 at 36200 Enchanted Parkway S., a 19-year-old man called 911 and said he wanted to jump from the Interstate 5 bridge. The responding officer observed the man standing on the bridge over the southbound I-5 overpass, outside the protective fence. He was holding on with only one hand. The man was crying and told police he wanted to jump. He stated his mother threw him out of the house and that he had not slept in four days, nor eaten a meal in two weeks. Escaped convict caught rummaging for metal: At 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 in the 1900 block of S. 320th St., police contacted a man who was rummaging for metal in front of the Commons mall. Police found the man because a silent bank ATM alarm was tripped. He was found to have a Department of Corrections escape warrant and was subsequently booked into SCORE jail. Mall security determined that the alarm turned out to be false. Man threatens police officer: At 9:28 a.m. on Aug. 2 in the 30800 block of 18th Ave. S. A man shouted to himself and police in Korean and made statements that all people of a particular race should “be shot.” He appeared to be malnourished and dehydrated. When asked if he needed to go to the hospital, he said no and that he would send the officer to the hospital, just before

victim opened the door. The suspects demanded $300, the report continues. When the man refused to pay, the male suspect allegedly forced his way into the home and pushed the victim into the kitchen, striking the victim’s head against the wall, the report continues.

he lunged at the officer as if to attack her. Police could not contact any of his caretakers or family, who live in California. He told police he is diabetic and has heart problems. Suspected squatters: At 9:17 a.m. on Aug. 2 in the 37000 block of 17th Ave. S., an officer checked a Federal Way residence for a possible squatter situation that someone reported. On arrival, the officer observed two vehicles in the driveway. The officer spoke to a man and woman, who stated they had a recent verbal rental agreement to stay at the home and that they were told they had until the end of the day to vacate, per the owner and other officers who had previously responded. They had two children, ages 1 and 6, with them. The couple said they were waiting for some appliances to be picked up and would be leaving the residence. The couple could not remember the name of the homeowner. Injured woman claims men raped her: At 4:56 p.m. on Aug. 1, a woman reported that in October of 2013 her ex-boyfriend and his friend raped her. She said she was recovering from a shoulder injury at that time and was receiving assistance from her ex. He arrived at her apartment with another male and she was “out of it” due to the medications she was taking for the injury. She said her ex helped her into the bathtub and he left the room, returning a minute later with his friend. She said the men touched her inappropriately and then helped her out of the bathtub and sexually assaulted her. She said she did not have any

The suspect told the man that he would return at 9 p.m. and if the victim didn’t have the money, the suspect would kill him, the report states. The male suspect exited the house and the victim called 911 and followed the suspect to keep a visual. The suspect noticed the victim following him and asked if he called the police. When the victim answered that he had,

the suspect began running west on South 336th Street, according to the report. A description of the suspect was provided by dispatch and a perimeter was set for a K-9 track, but the suspect was not located, according to the report. The victim stated he did not need medical attention for the pain sustained to his head and back.

contact with her ex until recently, when he emailed her and apologized to her for what happened. The case is currently under investigation. Burglary suspect arrested: At 5:36 p.m. on Aug. 1 in the 2200 block of S. Star Lake Road, city of Lacey police contacted Federal Way police for assistance with taking a burglary suspect into custody. Police located the suspect at his Federal Way apartment and officers made multiple announcements and phone calls to his apartment. The suspect eventually responded and was taken into custody without further issues. Fraudster poses as PSE official: At 5:47 p.m. on Aug. 1 at 28845 Military Road S., a woman reported that someone named John Brown called the Brickyard Pub from an “866” area code, claiming to be a Puget Sound Energy official. John told the woman that the business was behind on their electric bill and advised her to wire him $1,485 via Western Union or the power would be shut off in 35 minutes. The woman said she did not believe him and hung up. She then contacted the utility, who said the business is current on their electric bill and the utility never contacted the pub. Girl claims mother has sex with teen girl: At unknown time in the 29800 block of 23rd Ave. S., a man reported that his 9-year-old daughter disclosed to him that her mother was having sex with a 13-year-old girl who lives in the mother’s home. Police are investigating the case.

Firearm robbery: At 2:40 p.m. on July 30 in the 32500 block of Second Ave. SW, police were dispatched to a report of a recent residential burglary involving two suspects armed with a gun. The suspects were last seen running toward the convenience store. As units arrived, police established a perimeter and sent out a K-9 track. The male victim relayed, “I had a gun put in my stomach.” He said he recently moved to the area and stopped to visit a friend in Federal Way. He met his friend in the man’s garage and after a few seconds, the victim noticed his friend run into his residence and yell for his mother to call 911. As the victim turned around, he observed one of the suspects two feet away from him. He also noted a man standing behind the first suspect. One of the suspects retrieved a semi-automatic handgun from his waist band, turned it sideways and shoved the gun into the victim’s stomach. The victim said he was scared and did not fight with the suspect to avoid from being shot. He relayed the suspect told him not to move or he would shoot him. The suspect removed the victim’s wallet from his back pocket, which had $380 in cash. Both suspects then ran out of the garage. The victim’s friend told police he recognized one of the suspects to be his former roommate and the second suspect looked like his ex-roommate’s friend. The suspects could not be located, however the victim was able to positively identify one of the suspects that matched the victim’s friend’s description.


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King County Aquatic Center in to close for improvements FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way is about to undergo major energy efficiency upgrades and other improvements that will require closing the popular swim facility from early August through October. The facility will close on Aug. 10 for three months of construction. Several projects will be undertaken during the closure, including installing a $700,000 solar photovoltaic system, which will generate more than 100,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year. The solar installation will help offset electricity use at the facility and generate an estimated annual utility savings of $9,400. An additional $2.6 million in infrastructure improvements include replacing a 20-year-old boiler system, upgrading the building’s ventilation system and improving lighting in the interior and exterior of the building. The new boiler system and lighting upgrades will further reduce the center’s energy use and the ventilation upgrades will greatly improve indoor air quality throughout the facility. “The Weyerhaeuser-King County Aquatic Center is a world-class facility and these upgrades demonstrate King County’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainable management of the county’s energy use,” said Christie True, director of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks. These projects were identified as part of a comprehensive energy audit of the facility completed in January and are funded in part by two grants totaling $975,000 from the Washington Department of Commerce’s 2013-2015 Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants for Local Governments program. Funding for this work is also coming from the 2014-

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Federal Way property values increase by 21 percent FROM STAFF REPORTS

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara’s office mailed the 2014 property valuations on July 31 to all residential property owners in area 54 — ­ Federal Way located in Southwest King County. Area 54 residential property values generally increased by 21.3 percent but individual property values might vary. The assessor’s office will continue to mail out more than 600,000 residential and commercial valuation notices to taxpayers throughout the rest of King County between August and October. Residential property is assessed each year at 100 percent of its true and fair market value in money, which is defined by Washington state law as the amount of money that a willing and unobligated buyer is willing to pay a willing and unobligated seller. Residential values are determined based on multiple sales of similar properties. The King County assessor’s office annually revalues all properties and conducts a physical inspection on each property once every six years. The last physical inspections of the Federal Way areas were conducted in 2009 and 2011. Hara reminds all property owners to carefully review the information contained in the valuation notice. If you feel a mistake has been made in valuing your property, it is recommended that you contact the assessor’s office directly before filing an appeal at 206-296-7300 or assessor. info@kingcountygov.


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Man pleads not guilty to indecent exposure BY ALISA GRAMANN

A Federal Way man pleaded not guilty to one count of indecent exposure during his arraignment on Monday at King County Superior Court. Anthony Kenneth Martin is in custody with bail set at $75,000, after his fiancée reported to police that on July 18 she walked in on him standing over a partially naked, 27-year-old quadriplegic woman Martin cares for. The fiancée told police Martin was masturbating, according to a police report. Martin allegedly told his fiancée he had been in the bathroom and thought he heard the victim fall. He then zipped up his pants and walked outside, the report continues. The fiancée told police that earlier in July she suspected Martin of “creeping” from their bed. When she

followed him, unnoticed, she saw him in the victim’s room positioned behind her, with her buttocks by his groin. The room was dark, but the fiancée said she saw a gyrating motion. The fiancée called 911, but retracted the statement after Martin allegedly told her she could go to jail too if she told the police anything. Through a blinking system where one blink means yes and two blinks means no, the fiancée asked the victim if Martin had sex with her, to which she allegedly blinked “yes,” the report states. Police officers used the blinking system to interview the victim and found it obvious the victim could understand the questions and answered by blinking, the report continues. A no contact order was issued and Martin’s case will be set on Aug. 14.

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: Mr. Federal Way, I live in a subdivision in Federal Way composed of single-family homes with mostly families with children and some retired folk. On Saturday morning at 6:25 a.m., my neighbor started mowing his lawn with his very loud lawn mower. Does Federal Way have any rules regarding this type of early morning-noise pollution? A: God forbid, your neighbor violated the law by mowing his lawn nearly two-and-a-half hours earlier than allowed. According to Federal Way Revised Code 7.10.020, it is “unlawful for any person to cause or for any person in possession of property to allow to originate from that property sound that is a public disturbance noise.” The code goes on to describe the types of sounds that can be construed as public disturbance noise. Horns,

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Song’s baseless attacks I am very upset with the baseless attacks coming from Shari Song. I recently received a flier from Ms. Song claiming that Mark Miloscia does not support the birth control pill or a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy that puts her life at risk. I have known Mark for eight years as a state representative and her attacks could not be further from the truth. From fighting human trafficking, helping to establish a homeless shelter for single women and their children and always being a champion for the sacredness of human life, Mark has always stood up for what is morally right. I am not certain if this is how campaigns are run in Bellevue, but Shari needs to know that is not how campaigns are run here in District 30. I and many others will not vote for a candidate who not only is a new resident of Federal Way, but who is running a campaign of distortions to get elected. The only experienced legislator from District 30 for Senate is Mark Miloscia and he gets my vote.

Judith Richardson, Federal Way

Miloscia is selling out his constituency Mark Miloscia has a history of supporting labor and income equality. He has a history of supporting environmental conservation. Yet, he also has a history of being anti-choice and anti-gay. A longtime Democrat, he switched sides to run as a Republican because Republicans are anti-choice and anti-gay. Does this now mean Mark Miloscia is supporting the Republican anti-labor and antienvironment positions too? Is Mark swearing fealty to all of the ultra-conservative demands of the far right too? How can he not? As a longtime supporter of Miloscia, I feel betrayed. Mark is selling out his constituency

hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. and 9 a.m. on weekends.” Mr. Federal Way suggests you speak with your neighbor before you tattletale on him to the cops. Let’s remember Federal Way police have a lot more to deal with in this city. Q: Mr. Federal Way, I heard on the radio the new trend for this wedding season is to incorporate marijuana into the celebration and call it a “Weeding!” What is this world coming to? A: Why yes, if you read the New York Times you would have also seen the ingenious article headlined “A Toast? How About a Toke?,” which was published on July 25. The reporter recounts the experience of a guest who attended a wedding in Colorado that was marijuana themed — think a bouquet with marijuana buds poking through white flowers, a marijuana potted plant as a table center piece and, of course, marijuana to consume.

because of two social issues. I didn’t know he could be so cheaply bought. How disappointing.

Michael Snyder, Federal Way

Expect excellence from Linda Kochmar I would like to share a true story with you. It was early morning and I was going to meet with Rep. Linda Kochmar to go to a tech conference. Several of us would carpool. Waiting for everyone to arrive, a most unpredictable and scary thing occurred. In front of the business where we would leave from, a dog was hit by a car. Suddenly a child called for help and the dog lay in the street. Who dropped everything and handled this incident? Who gathered up the dog and crossed over to console the child? When no parent could be found at home, and the childcare person couldn’t speak English, who called the veterinarian and offered her own credit card information for the dog to be seen? Linda Kochmar. This is a glimpse into the character of Linda. Yes, she is highly prepared with education. Yes, she has standing in our community having lived here since 1972 and raised her six children to successful adulthood. Yes, Linda is highly qualified with 15 years of experience as mayor, deputy mayor, City Council member and now as your state representative. I can also confirm that Linda is rock steady, calm under stress and clearly concerned about you and your family always. Who do you trust? Whether it is improving education, public safety, budget decisions, increasing job opportunities or compassionate action in an emergency situation, you can expect excellence from Linda Kochmar. I’m voting to re-elect Linda Kochmar.

Maureen Bernardy, Federal Way

The Times reports the green stuff and paraphernalia have popped up as wedding goodies and beyond since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado and Washington state. Let’s just say Mr. Federal Way is glad Mrs. Federal Way stuck with traditional flowers. Not only could a wedding like this be quite expensive but “weedings” don’t sound like a lively party. Will the bride and groom be providing munchies, pillows and a movie for their guests? Do they anticipate stoned brides to dance at the reception with their fathers? That’d be awkward. And what about the paranoia — will it make it that much harder to say “I do” if the couple partakes in the drug? Although, there is an argument to be made that there might be less family drama as alcohol can often inflame, Mr. Federal Way can’t help but wonder. Whatever the benefits and drawbacks, Mr. Federal Way again thinks this is yet another hipster trend

right along with those dang flower beards, which caused a lot of sneezing in case you were all wondering. Q: Mr. Federal Way, why does the city misuse scarce tax dollars to install 15 mph speed bumps on residential streets where the legal speed limit is 25 mph? A: Mr. Federal Way thinks you’re a little confused. Speed bumps with the 15 mph recommendation don’t trump the legal speed limit. It’s simply an advisory speed for drivers to comfortably get over the speed bump without spilling their coffee all over the place. According to city officials, the city funds a neighborhood traffic safety program to address the community’s desire to place speed bumps and other traffic control devices in residential areas. Neighbors who want a speed bump in their neighborhood can go to the city’s website, fill out a form, gather a certain percentage of signatures and file it.

Martin ‘the king maker’ Moore Who’d a thunk? A little boy adopted from Bulgaria by a priest and a nun becomes such a big topic of conversation in our local newspaper. Called a “king maker” — maybe tongue and cheek, but you said it, not me. It is true, Martin is aspiring to great things, higher seats and a lifetime of politics. He may be learning his way as he goes, he may be having his conscious formed as he is introduced to different hot topics. But at the end of the day, I believe Martin Moore will be an outstanding, ethical politician for South King County voters in the very near future. A force to be reckoned with. A man who is being formed and mentored by good people like Rep. Roger Freeman and Mark Miloscia. He certainly has the tenacity, the energy and the smarts to do great things and make a difference. Some of us appreciate that he is willing to support “the man” or “woman” as the case may be, for what they stand for, not whether they have a “D” or an “R” behind their names. Those days of voting party lines need to be behind us and the thought of voting just because of a party name needs to be evaluated. The voter needs to educate themselves on the issues and decide what person they think will best fit the seat. What about common sense, conscious and the need to just do the right thing? Let’s vote for the man or woman who will actually get the job done and do it morally and ethically. Go Martin! Continue to have your name plastered in a newspaper. After all, don’t they say: “any publicity is good publicity.”

Lisa Tinsley, Federal Way

Dilemma with preventing illegal crossings Perhaps you have heard something about illegal children crossing our southern border?

Once done, it will trigger a traffic study in which case Public Works officials will measure vehicle speeds, traffic volume, analyze accident history and then grade the area on a point system. Whether the bumps are approved is dependent on the analysis’s conclusion, council committee and, ultimately, City Council approval. Occasionally, homeowners associations will request to install their own speed bumps and often developers will be required to have them or other forms of traffic control devices as a way to mitigate traffic impacts. Q: Mr. Federal Way, I have an anonymous question for you, but I would rather ask you over the phone so I can provide some context. What is your phone number? A: None of your business.

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More than 52,000 unaccompanied minors and 39,000 women with children have been apprehended on the southern border this year. How should we handle this surge, especially since a law passed in 2008 forbids returning children from non-contiguous countries — for example, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — which happen to be the three countries most of these children are coming from. This law requires that each case be reviewed to prevent abuse of the children from human trafficking. Imagine the ongoing chaos. Something like 70 percent of our border patrol are taking care of this constant influx of children. It is not as if the children are sneaking through. No, not all. They walk up and present themselves to the border patrol. President Barack Obama has requested $3.7 billion to deal with this humanitarian crisis. How much of that proposed $3.7 billion is to be used to secure the border? About 2.7 percent, or $433 million. Now I just mentioned the children, but understand we have a serious criminal problem of gang-related activity and the drug cartels accompanying this influx of children and adults crossing the border. Wouldn’t logic suggest surging force to our southern border to stem this astounding number of people crossing into our country? Yet, the Obama administration has determined that out of $3.7 billion, only 2.7 percent should go towards protecting our border, and the other 97.3 percent goes to the Department of Justice, the State Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to help with the processing of these children. The world is exploding with the Middle East going up in flames between the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant declaring their territory seized in Syria and Iraq, the new Caliphate; the terror group Hamas sending hundreds of rockets into Israel and Israel, in self-defense, pinpoint targeting Hamas rocket sites and shelters, blowing them up.

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National Night Out Federal Way police officers visited several neighborhoods across Federal Way to speak with the community and send a message that the city is united against crime during National Night Out on Tuesday. Many neighborhoods hosted community barbecues (bottom photo). PHOTOS BY BRUCE HONDA, Contributed





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Rep. Adam Smith leads primary BY RAECHEL DAWSON

The first wave of primary election results were released at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday. In the Congressional District 9 race, incumbent U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, a Democrat, took the lead with 44,806 votes or 63.17 percent of total votes.

Doug Basler, a Republican, will move forward with Smith to the general election on Nov. 4. His total votes were 19,821 or 27.94 percent of all votes. Don Rivers came in third with 5.79 percent of votes and Mark Greene with 2.91 percent of votes. Both are now out of the race.

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In Washington’s primary system in a race with three or more candidates, the top two move to the general election ballot in November, regardless of party affiliation. Congressional District 9 makes up parts of Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Renton, SeaTac, Des Moines and Federal Way, among other cities.


Federal Way’s economic development team is adding an “impact player” with the appointment of Tim Johnson as director of Economic Development. Mayor Jim Ferrell announced the appointment Aug. 6, pending City Council confirmation

during the Aug. 12 Council efforts, among others. He’s meeting. definitely an impact player.” “Tim has the right mix Johnson arrives in Fedof experience, knowledge eral Way with an impressive and enthusiasm 30-year economic that will fit the city’s development career, ambitious economic including 20 years development goals,” in the public sector said Ferrell. “He with the cities of has a wide range of Sacramento and experience in key San Diego, and areas, including more than a decade Tim Johnson business recruitin municipal and ment and retention, regional developproject financment with a private ing, experience with New consultancy and a northern Market Tax Credits and California development downtown development authority.

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Federal Way resident Reid Grimm, a senior at Bellarmine Preparatory School of Tacoma, was one of 30 rowers invited to the 2014 USA Junior Men’s National Team Selection Camp in Pittsburgh. Grimm competed and earned the right to represent the USA at the 2014 Junior World Championships in Hamburg, Germany that runs through Aug. 10. He has rowed at Commencement Bay Rowing Club in Lakewood since 2012 when he began the sport. He placed 10th in the coxed four at junior nationals this year.

Desna Soccer Club to host annual festival BY ALISA GRAMANN


he seventh annual Desna Cup is looking for ways to help people across the globe. The event is a soccer and volleyball tournament and cultural festival. This year, Leo and Veronika Lisitsyna partnered with their friends at Velo Hungry and Rainier Riders Bicycle Club to include a cycling event. The cycling event has three route options, a seven mile ride along the BPA trail, a 21 mile ride to Redondo and back or a 41 mile ride. Registration fees for the cycling event are $10 for individuals or $15 for a family of three. Proceeds from the event will go to Mission Possible to fund orphanages in former Soviet Union countries, said Leo Lisitsyna. Registration for the eight soccer teams participating is closed, but people can still register for volleyball teams. Twenty teams will compete in A or B groups. A $500 grand prize will be given to the winning A

group and $300 to the winning B group. The event will also host a clothing drive to benefit poor villages in Africa. People can donate clothes on the behalf of certain teams, and the team with the most donations will win prizes, Leo Lisitsyna said. “That’s how we help people,” he said. The event begins with live music at 7 p.m. on Aug. 15 at Saghalie Park and continues at noon on Aug. 16 with an opening ceremony featuring cultural dances, said Veronika Lisitsyna. “It brings a lot of nations together,” Leo Lisitsyna said. Sports tournaments will begin at 1 p.m. on Aug. 16. There will also be food, vendors advertising their businesses, more live music and activities for kids, including inflatable bounce houses. Prizes from local businesses will also be raffled off. The goal of the event is to bring the community together, the couple said.

Competitors vie for control of the ball during a soccer game at the annual Desna Cup event in years past. The event hosts tournaments of soccer and volleyball and will include a bike ride this year. MIRROR FILE PHOTO “It’s very important for us to live together,” Leo Lisitsyna said. With at least 14 distinct languages spoken throughout Federal Way, the event promotes cultural awareness and teaches people that, despite cultural differences, people share commonalities, Leo Lisitsyna said. “It connects people and lets them know they are not alone,” he said. “This is a community, and this is how we are supposed to live.” It is also a way for the couple to share their Chris-

tian faith with the community, Leo Lisitsyna said. The city and the event’s host of volunteers have gathered behind the idea of community building by supporting the event, the couple said. “We can do everything with the help of everybody,” Veronika Lisitsyna said. But one of the biggest challenges remains getting people “from the computer to the field,” Leo Lisitsyna said. The event planners have to constantly be thinking of new things to add each year

to attract the community. Last year, the event drew about 4,500 people, Leo Lisitsyna said. “We are always hoping for more,” he said. “But, who knows,” his wife added. Saghalie park is located at 33914 19th Ave. SW in Federal Way. For more information or to register for sports events, visit Guests are advised to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Guests are also asked to carpool to help with parking.

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Federal Way author publishes medical mystery book BY ALISA GRAMANN


science. “I believe we each sort and choose pieces of science, religion and myth to make sense of the world,” Phillip said.

fter years of research, writing, rewriting and pitching, Federal Way resident Douglas Phillip published his first book in May, a “Spirit Made Smaller” is medical mystery set in the the story of doctor Gharrett Alaskan wilderness. Graywood whose son has “I’ve always wanted to a mysterious disease. The be a writer, but there’s no book focuses on the father’s money in that,” Phillip said journey to understand the with a chuckle. “I wanted medical anomaly, as well as to be a history major in college. There’s no money in coping with the help of his friends, including Monroe that either, by the way.” Bearhead, a philosophical Writing fiction allowed character of Athabaskan Phillip, a retired Army and South Korean physician, to also dabble in history “I’ve always wanted descent, and Piper Gunlock, the local and research, as to be a writer, but womanizing bush well as put to there’s no money use his medical in that. I wanted to pilot. The book schooling in a be a history major isn’t without a new way. in college. There’s sprinkling of Phillip writes no money in that under the pseud- either, by the way.” romance, either. After Graywood’s onym Phillip Douglas Phillip wife leaves him, Douglas. he finds himself “The Douglas entranced by allows me to tap Jennell Daniels, into my Scottish “the smartest person in the heritage,” he said with a book,” Phillip said. laugh. Daniels is a doctor who But the pseudonym — works with Graywood to just his name backwards help uncover the cause of — comes down to marketing. Phillip Douglas is a less his son’s disease. Graycommon name and changes wood will also find himself attracted to the second of the placement of his book Gunlock’s four serial wives. on shelves. At the end of the book, The book was a seventhe reader is forced to interyear process. “It didn’t take that long to pret how the story ends. The book takes an array write it, it took that long to of ideas and themes and publish it,” his wife Arlene weaves them into one narchimed in. rative, part of Graywood’s A book can take a year quest to make sense of the or two to reach its sales world. peak before readers move Some themes Phillip on to the next new book, wrestles with in his book Phillip said. Since his book include the death penalty has been out only a few and national health care months, it is too early to systems. judge its success. As a trained epidemiThe book, titled “Spirit ologist with experience in Made Smaller,” wrestles America, the Middle East, with reconciling reality Africa and Europe, Phillip with religion, myth and

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time rewriting. When he starts a book, he knows the beginning and the end. The middle is the journey, he said.

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As a retiree, Phillip has four hobbies: singing, gardening, traveling and writing; a hobby for each season or compass direction, he said. He and his wife have no children but plenty of nieces and nephews, as well

as a cat. He grew up in Montana and attended medical school at the University of Washington. “You met me and that’s why you stayed,” his wife said. [ more AUTHOR, page 23 ]

The process Each time he puts words on the page, Phillip is trying to make sense of the world while informing, entertaining and provoking insight in his readers. “If you want to be entertained on the beach, this isn’t the book for you,” he said. Phillip reads to learn, and that is the experience he tries to give his own readers by explaining the scientific details throughout the book, much as a nonfiction book would do. But Phillips wraps his facts and information in a blanket of fiction so all readers can enjoy — and understand — the science lesson. One challenge in writing is finding the balance between enough research and researching the topic to death, he said. Part of his research requires visiting the places he writes about instead of trying to recreate a realistic idea from Internet images. “You know I was in Alaska for this book,” Phillip said. He saves the book and Internet research for places he can’t personally visit, he said. He also spends a lot of

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Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce CEO Rebecca Martin delivers the state of the chamber address during a luncheon on Wednesday at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. RAECHEL DAWSON, the Mirror munity. “She’s got a lot of things going on and what we want to do is have our efforts enhance one another and not get in each other’s way, but really help each other achieve the same goal, which is economic development in our city,” Ferrell said. The City Council began discussions this month about creating a committee that will help direct an economic summit for Federal Way’s future this fall. In addition, the mayor named Tim Johnson as the city’s new director of Economic Development this week. Ferrell said he spoke with Martin to ensure, as the city launches its

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LEGAL NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE FEDERAL WAY SCHOOL DISTRICT #210 Federal Way, WA 98003 OFFICIAL NOTICE OF THE 2014-2015 BUDGET HEARING and 2014-2015 BUDGET ADOPTION This is to notify patrons of the Federal Way Public Schools that the Board of Education will hold a second Hearing, and then fix and adopt the 20142015 Budget during the regular Board Meeting of Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 6:00p.m. The location of this meeting will be at Federal Way City Hall, Council Chambers, 33325 8th Avenue S., Federal Way, WA 98003. Interested citizens may appear at the hearing and speak for or against parts of the budget, which includes: the General Fund; the Transportation Vehicle Fund; the Capital Projects Fund; the Debt Service Fund; and the Associated Student Body Fund. Information is available at the Educational Service Center. Sally D. McLean, Superintendent Published in Federal Way Mirror On August 8, August 15 and August 22 FWM 2155 HEATH L. BAKER, ESQ., (SBN: 276802) LAW OFFICE OF HEATH L. BAKER 4009 BROCKTON AVENUE RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92501 T: (951) 222-2228 F: (951) 222-0283 Attorney for Petitioner, Diana Makhlouf SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE DIANA MAKHLOUF, Petitioner, vs. RAMEZ, MAKHLOUF, Respondent Case No.: RID 1305053 AMENDED NOTICE AND PETITION OF GRANDPARENT VISITATION, PURSUANT TO FAMILY CODE SECTION 3104, MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF PETITION TO RESPONDENT, RAMEZ MAKHLOUF, AND TO HIS ATTORNEY OF RECORD: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Petitioner, Diana Makhlouf, seeks an order for visitation with her biological grandchild, Donna Makhlouf, pursuant to Family Code, section 3104 et seq., which provides, “On petition to the court by a grandparent of a minor child, the court may grant reasonable visitation rights to the grandparent if the court does both of the following: (1) Finds that there is a preexisting relationship between the grandparent and the grandchild that has engendered a bond such that visitation is in the best interest of the child. (2)

Balances the interest of the child in having visitation with the grandparent against the right of the parents to exercise their parental authority.” PETITIONER, Diana Makhlouf, alleges the following: 1. Petitioner is the paternal Grandmother of the minor child, Donna Makhlouf, (born September 24, 2001), hereinafter referred to as “the child” or “Donna.” Donna is the daughter of Petitioner’s son, Ramez. 2. The mother of the child is Christine (Cruz) Makhlouf; the father of the child is the Respondent, Ramez Makhlouf. The parents of the child are not currently married to each other; they were divorced on October 25, 2007, pursuant to California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, case number YD047233. 3. On or about October 25, 2007, a judgment was entered in the Los Angeles County Superior Court under case number YD047233, awarding the parents the following orders: JOINT legal custody to mother and father, and SOLE physical custody to father. 4. The child is currently in the custody of the father, and is residing in the City of Corona, California, within the County of Riverside. 5. Within the judgment filed on October 25, 2007, case number YD047233, the Court ordered the marriage of the parties to be terminated on October 25, 2007; mother and father are not married to each other. 6. There is a preexisting relationship between Grandmother and Donna that has engendered a bond such that visitation is in the best interest of the child. Since birth the child has remained in the care and custody of Petitioner / Grandmother, on a daily basis, until the recent conflict between Petitioner and Respondent (see Declaration of Petitioner, dated 12/6/13). Donna was born with a rare genetic disorder that leaves very few infants living. From birth, Respondent left Donna with Grandmother to be cared for, fed, bathed, dressed, and medically watched over. Donna’s mother left when Donna was very young, and Respondent requested Petitioner continue parenting Donna for him, during the most difficult times of a child’s life (newborn, infancy, toddler, preschooler, and school age years). Shortly after Donna was born and released from the hospital (year 2001), she moved into Grandmother’s home. Donna remained living with Grandmother from the year 2001, until the year 2009. In 2009, Respondent remarried and moved out of Petitioner’s home; but, Donna continued to visit almost every day and spent the night twice each week. Donna is now twelve (12) years old, and up until last year, she and Grandmother have enjoyed the relationship and companionship of each other without interference or issue. Over the course of eleven (11) years, the child and Petitioner have established a bond much like a parent and child would establish - starting at birth and growing over a lifetime (a twelve year life). 7. In or around the month of May 2013, was the last time Grandmother was permitted to visit with the child.


Father stopped allowing the child to visit with Petitioner, and unequivocally denied Grandmother from ANY and ALL visits with Donna. Father informed Petitioner that he disapproved of the ongoing interaction between the child and Petitioner and would no longer permit Petitioner to have any contact or visitation of any kind with the child. Father went as far as to obtain a restraining order against Petitioner, to keep Petitioner away from father and to keep Petitioner from locating the child. The child was no longer allowed to visit her grandmother, eat meals, spend the night, do homework, interact with play dates, or share stories about the family and her recently deceased grandfather. In or around July 2013, Petitioner commenced an action for visitation with Donna in Los Angeles County, only to have the action moved to Riverside County. Petitioner has been diligent in this matter, making every effort to see this child. Petitioner has not been dilatory in her attempt to obtain an order for visitation and makes her request based on the best interest of Donna, considering the past practices of all parties involved. There are competing interests between Respondent’s right to parent the child and the interest of Donna in having ongoing visitation with Grandmother, based on the afore-stated information. Based on the fact that Respondent encouraged the visitation between Donna and Grandmother, Respondent has created the competing issues himself and the Court should look first to the best interest of the child. 8. A completed declaration under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act is attached or has been filed with this instant action. PRAYER FOR RELIEF 1. For an Order of this Court granting visitation between the child and the Petitioner, for reasonable times and durations, as to be determined. 2. For any such other relief as the Court deems proper and equitable. Respectfully submitted, LAW OFFICE OF HEATH L. BAKER Dated: By: HEATH L. BAKER Attorney for Petitioner, Diana Makhlouf Published in the Federal Way Mirror on August 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014. FWM2154

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Dorn urges Supreme Court to order consequences if education funding unmet FROM STAFF REPORTS

Retired Army physician Douglas Phillip recently published his first book, “Spirit Made Smaller.” Phillip always wanted to write and spent the last seven years writing, rewriting and pitching his book. ALISA GRAMANN, Mirror Intern

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He was stationed at Madigan Army Medical Center just before he retired. He currently does some consulting work, though he plans to let his medical license expire, he said. Phillip, a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, has also written three plays and has a second novel in the works. The second work will be

historical fiction set in Norway and Amsterdam. The book is available in paperback or ebook forms and is listed for $24.95. Phillip’s next book signing is scheduled for Sept. 26 at Hotel Murano, located at 1320 Broadway Plaza in Tacoma. For more information about Phillip or “Spirit Made Smaller,” visit www.

The state Legislature and Gov. Jay Inslee should be given the 2015 session to make substantial progress on fully funding basic education. If that doesn’t happen, the Supreme Court should make clear that there will be certain consequences, including, if necessary, a requirement that the state be barred from funding non-education elements of the budget. That’s the essence of a brief that was filed with the Supreme Court by state Superintendent Randy Dorn this week. The brief concerns McCleary v. State of Washington, a January 2012 decision when the state Supreme Court determined the state isn’t meeting its constitutional duty to fully fund basic education. “In 2009 and 2010, the Legislature passed a plan to fully fund basic education,” Dorn said in a press release from his office. “The Supreme Court accepted

House Bills 2261 and 2776 as the plan. Now the court is saying the Legislature needs to fund the plan they, themselves, have adopted and I agree with the court. “In 2013, the Legislature passed its first biennial budget to address McCleary,” Dorn wrote in the brief. “It didn’t make much progress. If they continue on that course, they won’t meet the 2018 deadline. I’m asking the Court to hand the plaintiffs a hammer if enough isn’t accomplished in 2015. That hammer could stop spending that doesn’t apply to basic education.” The court cited state law that imposes a 2018 deadline for full funding. In the brief, Dorn proposes that, if the Court believes that the Legislature hasn’t made sufficient progress toward fully funding basic education in 2015, the court should allow the McCleary plaintiffs to petition the court for an order to bar any nonessential state spending that doesn’t satisfy McCleary. That could include declaring all, or part, of the 2015-17 operating budget unconstitutional. In April, the Legislature delivered a report to the

court detailing its progress to date on meeting the decision, as well as a plan for the future. In its report, the Legislature acknowledged that it did not have a plan to achieve full funding by the 2018 deadline. The court responded by ordering the Legislature to appear Sept. 3 and explain why it shouldn’t be sanctioned for lack of action. Dorn’s brief argues that sanctions aren’t the best course of action at this time. “As a former legislator, I understand the difficulty of the work that needs to be done,” he wrote. “There are only two major state budgets left before the 2018 deadline: 2015 and 2017. That leaves only two opportunities to satisfy McCleary.” “This is an election year, so there will be new legislators in 2015,” he added. “I’m willing to let them do their work without the threat of sanctions. Right now, they’re about 20 yards into a 100-yard dash. They need a big surge in 2015. “The most important thing to understand is that this issue is about students, not adults. It’s about what’s right for our students. It’s about giving them a quality

education that will help them be successful in their futures. As a society, that’s our responsibility.”

Lions Club to host 10th annual car show The 10th annual Lions Scholarship Car Show is slated to take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at The Commons mall in the Sears parking lot. The event, which is free to the public, features more than 100 pristine cars for the public to enjoy. The public is invited to purchase raffle tickets for chances to win prizes, such as tickets to Wild Waves Theme Park. Graphic designed shirts, popcorn and a lunch will be available at a nominal cost. Bring your donation of non-perishable food for the Multi-Service Center food bank. People are invited to choose the winner of the 2014 People’s Choice, Lady’s Choice and Teenager’s Choice awards. For more information, contact Bob Darrigan at 253-874-4282 or www.

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Community CALENDAR August 9

Belmor Park Garage Sale: Annual garage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 at 2101 S 324th St. For more information contact Ann Hill, at 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

August 10

Interactive Movie SeriesFrozen: Join us at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 10 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2415 S. 320th St. for this FREE event for the entire family! Pizza, popcorn, water and interactive props will be provided at no charge. Contact Sarah Nelson at

August 13

Multicultural Book Group: Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13 at the Federal Way Library on 320th to discuss The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family’s Exodus from Old Cairo To the New World by Lucette Lagnado. Newcomers are always welcome.

August 14

Free Defensive Shotgun Workshop: This informative, hands-on introduction to using shotguns for defense will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 14 at Brooklake Community Church, 629 South 356th St. For more information contact Chad Hiatt at or call 206-396-3190.

August 15-16

Desna Cup: This International Sports and Slavic Cultural Festival is hosted by Desna Soccer club from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 15 and noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 16 at Saghalie Park, 33914 19th Ave S.W. For more information call Andrey at 253-334-2222 or visit

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August 16

New Ideas about Physical Activity & Weight Management Success: Learn the three phases of weight management and outline specific new guidelines for types of physical activity that lead to success for each phase. Presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 16 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S. For more information visit www. or call 253-838-3668.

August 17

STEEL-Sharing the Experieince of Extreme Love: Enjoy music and free hot dogs at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 17 at Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St. For more information contact Steel Lake Presbyterian Church at or 253839-1210.


Citizenship Classes: Learn how to become a United States Citizen at 6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at the Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S. Study for the interview and exam, and practice reading, writing, listening and speaking English in a friendly environment. For more information visit www. or call 253-839-3668. Legal Clinic: The King County Bar Association provides free 30-minute consultations with volunteer attorneys regarding civil legal issues at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S. Attorneys cannot represent clients but can refer to other assistance. Available by appointment only. Please call 206-267-7070 between 9 a.m. and noon, Tuesday through Thursday. English as a Second Language

Classes: Classes to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills from a trained TESL instructor from Highline College will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information visit or call 253-839-3668. Clothing donations: The MultiService Center Clothing Bank in Federal Way is in need of clothing donations for all members of the family. Contact 253-838-6810. 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. Pajamarama Story Time: Family program for all ages at 7:15 p.m. every Tuesday at the Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S. For more information visit www.kcls. org or call 253-838-3668. Spanish Story Time: Family program for all ages at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S. For more information visit or call 253-838-3668. Study Zone: Drop-in from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays for free homework help from volunteer tutors at the Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S. For more information visit or call 253-838-3668.

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Kiwanis Club: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Federal Way meets for breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Denny’s Restaurant on 320th. For more information or to inquire about membership dues contact Marie Sciacqua at or 253-

941-7060. Lions Club: The Federal Way Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Tuesday of each month at Denny’s Restaurant on 320th. For more information contact Bob Darrigan at 253-874-4282. Chess Club: The club meets from 8-9:15 a.m. every Saturday at the LDS Church building, room 13, 841 S. 308th St., Federal Way. For information, visit FWChessClub. Twin Lakes Toastmasters Club: Club meets from 6:30 to 7:55 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. For more information contact Don Everly Smith at or call 425241-4888. Town Criers Toastmasters Club: Polish your public speaking and leadership skills at this weekly meeting, which runs 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Thursdays at Panera Bread restaurant, 211 12th St. NE #100. Contact toastmaster2577@gmail. com or 253-735-5749. The St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary: Group meets at 6:30 p.m. with meeting begining at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Medical Office Building, located next to St. Francis Hospital. Call Andrea at 253- 944-7960. Freedom From Tobacco Support Group: Group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, at St. Francis Hospital, Oncology Waiting area. For more information call Heidi Henson, at 253-2237538. South King County GlutenFree Support Group: These free meetings are held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the third Monday of the

month at Marlene’s Market and Deli, 2565 South Gateway Center Place. Speakers include respected dietitians, naturopaths, restaurant owners and more. Contact or 253-839-3499. Crazy Quilters of Federal Way: Group meets second and fourth Thursdays, starting with social hour at 6 p.m., at Avalon Care Center, 135 S. 336th St., Federal Way. Call 253-344-1767. Adolescents of Divorce: Space is available in an adolescent patient divorce group for kids ages 10-17. The group meets monthly from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. The cost is $32 for a group. Initial assessment with a therapist will be conducted prior to the first group. Contact Tracey Hunt at 253-335-2412.


Volunteer Chore Services: This Catholic Community Service program is committed to providing in-home chore assistance to elders and adults with disabilities, helping them to remain in their own home for as long as safely possible. Volunteers provide assistance with the following tasks: transportation, shopping, housework, laundry, minor home repair, communications (phone buddy) and yard work. To learn more about this rewarding opportunity, contact Tiffany Perri at or 253850-2525. Drivers needed: Volunteer drivers are needed to transport elderly residents in King County. Contact: 206-326-2800 or resource.l@ghc. org. Send Community Calendar items to


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MARINERS GAME | Sunday, August 10 | 1:10 p.m.

Watching the game at home? Join us with our big screen, hot dogs, potato salad, peanuts, and beverages!

WITTY KNITTERS | Monday, August 11 | 6:30 p.m.

Do you like to knit, crochet or needlepoint? Join the Witty Knitters for sewing fun and conversation.

COUNTRY BARBECUE | Saturday, August 16 | 1 p.m.

Join us for an old fashioned barbecue, complete with square dancing and toe tapping music. Call to let us know you’re coming.

BROOKDALE® CELEBRATES GREECE | Friday, August 22 | 4 p.m.

In August we explore the flavorful tastes and traditions of Greece. Come experience the rich history and social connections of Greek cuisine! Reservations required for dinner.

MAGIC CARPET DANCERS | Friday, August 22 | 6:30 p.m.

Join us for entertainment by the Magic Carpet Belly Dancers as Foundation House celebrates a month of Greek Culture.

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Federal Way Mirror, August 08, 2014  

August 08, 2014 edition of the Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way Mirror, August 08, 2014  

August 08, 2014 edition of the Federal Way Mirror