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t started with the windstorm last November. Downed trees and branches greatly affected one unincorporated King County island just east of Federal Way. Cheryl Hurst, a resident of the Lakeland South area, said she tried to have King County service the streets
but was left with no answers. “There were people out with chainsaws because literally nobody could get out of their houses or into their houses,” Hurst said. “And a fair amount of them were county trees.” Rallying a Home Depot employee, her husband and a dumpster that a neighbor donated, Hurst helped clean up the area herself, noting that many of her neighbors
are elderly and couldn’t do it themselves. “I just couldn’t really understand,” she said. “We’re paying taxes, there’s no street lights in the area …” After a year-and-half of living in her newly-built lakeside home, Hurst has also noticed there’s seemingly no regulation when it comes to residents’ responsibility for the upkeep of their property, or lack thereof.
“We’ve got hoarders by Not to mention, there the elementary school,” she is only two King County said. “Numerous sheriffs who are recalls were made into sponsible for various the county and acparts of unincorpocording to some of rated King County, the other neighbors, which includes the they’ve taken 10 Lakeland South area, years trying to get she said. these people.” Hurst researched Cheryl Hurst Hurst said they for five months are just one of many what it would take properties, as there’s “junkto annex the land that yards everywhere.” encompasses Fire Station
61, Rainier View Elementary, Lakeland Elementary, Sequoyah Middle School, South King County Baseball Fields, Five Mile Lake and park, Lake Geneva and park, more than half of Lake Killarney, Pond-A-Luce-A Stables and Twin Cedar, Killarney Woods and Kloshe Illahee mobile home parks. In speaking with the city [ more ANNEX, page 12 ]
Meagan’s Closet opens to give Federal Way girls a dress for prom Carol Edmonson and Genie Storvick came up with plans to create Decatur’s About $600 for a limfirst loaning closet, later ousine, $100 for dinner, dubbed Meagan’s another $100 for Closet. They wonshoes and accessodered what they ries, $200 for a dress would do with their or tuxedo and $20 daughters’ expenfor a ticket to prom sive prom dresses — it can easily cost they had purchased high school students over time. more than $1,000 After months of Meagan Jones for that iconic night. planning, Meagan’s But a couple of Closet was able to teachers from Decatur High come together with the help School want to help senior of Decatur’s dance team. high school girls take a Edmonson and Storvick good $100-$300 off of that hosted a grand opening for price tag. Meagan’s Closet last Friday, Over dinner, teachers [ more CLOSET, page 3 ] BY RAECHEL DAWSON
Meagan’s Closet opened May 1 at Decatur High School, just in time for prom, so that senior high school girls can partake in the school dance even if they can’t afford it. The loaning closet is open to every high school in the district and is currently taking appointments. From left, back row; Umpqua Bank manager, front row; teacher Genie Storvick; Meagan Jones’s parents Beth and Tom Jones; Interim Superintendent Sally McLean; and teacher Carol Edmonson as they cut the ribbon during the grand opening. RAECHEL DAWSON, the Mirror
Sound Transits invites public comment on Link Extension project BY ANDREW FICKES For the Mirror
A light rail link extension, supported by the 2008 voter-approved Sound
Transit 2 funding package, is destined to reach the Kent/Des Moines station by 2023 from the South 200th Street Angle Lake Station in SeaTac (opening in 2016) — but what route it will take to get there is undecided. At a public hearing at the Federal Way Commu-
nity Center on Wednesday, residents and community business members had the opportunity to comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Federal Way Link Extension, which includes four route alternatives under consideration by the Sound Transit board of
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directors. These four alignments comprise one along Highway 99; one along Interstate 5; a Highway 99 to I-5 alternative and an I-5 to Highway 99 alternative. Cathal Ridge, the Federal Way Link Extension project manager, said more than 21 station options were also
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analyzed across the four routes. Jack Bermingham, president of Highline College in Des Moines, expressed his interest in the Highway 99 route, which includes a Kent/Des Moines Highline College campus station option. “First and foremost, light
rail needs to be about moving people,” Bermingham said. “Highline College is a destination. Employees and students come to the college. Seventeen thousand different people come to the college over the course of the year. Having the station either at the north end [ more TRANSIT, page 2 ]
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or south end, ideally on the west side of 99, meets the needs of our people.” Bermingham said colleges like Highline provide equity and access for people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The president said not plac-
ing the station at the college would be a disservice to the equity and access benefit. Meanwhile, fast-food industry leader McDonald’s made its voice heard. Three people managing the South 320th Street and 23rd Avenue South McDonald’s
made public comment indicating the proposed I-5 alternative route would unfairly displace the business, affecting hundreds of employees who work and train at the restaurant. John Jackson, director of operations at the McDon-
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According to the draft Environmental Impact Statement, the Highway 99 alternative would displace 104 business units, compared to 29 under the I-5 alignment. Projected cost for the Highway 99 and I-5 alternatives would be $1.77 billion and $1.42 billion, respectively. The council plans to adopt a resolution stating their preferred alternative route as early as May 19. The public comment period on the draft impact statement is through May 26. After collecting comments, the Sound Transit board plans to select a preferred alternative earlier this summer. Following this selection, a final impact statement will be prepared and published in mid-2016. The board will make their final selection of an alternative route and stations in late 2016. Ridge, the project manager, said ST2 funding authorized construction of the extension to the South 272nd station in Federal Way. Because of the deep recession, however, projected ST2 tax revenues were reduced by 28.5 percent or $4.9 billion. “South King County was hardest hit at a projected percentage loss of 38.5 percent or $1.7 billion,” said Sound Transit spokeswoman Kimberly Reason. This significant loss in
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ald’s, said this particular location is very unique compared to other McDonald’s sites. Jackson said the restaurant serves as a regional training hub and employee orientation center. The Federal Way City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday, when they heard from Sound Transit representatives explaining the various route alternatives. Public comment on the alternatives was also taken. “My recommendation to the council is for an I-5 alignment with a station location that comes to our downtown,” Mayor Jim Ferrell told the Mirror in a phone interview. “I’m making this recommendation based on quite a number of factors that include cost and displacement of businesses and homes and the overall impact on Federal Way, but the final decision on the wording of the resolution will be the council’s and that is why public input is so important.” Ferrell said his recommendation stems from the city’s $100 million infrastructure improvements along Highway 99 over the past decade. “(That investment) would be disrupted if those tracks went down 99,” Ferrell added. “The cost would be at least $200 to $300 million more than an I-5 alignment.”
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funding meant ST2 would only be able to fund construction of the extension from the Angle Lake station to the Kent/Des Moines station by 2023, which equates to approximately 2.5 miles. To make up for the deficit, Sound Transit is asking the state Legislature for more funding authority in order to authorize placement of a new $15 billion bond package on the ballot in late 2016. A third bond measure would ultimately bring the extension to South 272nd. The end goal, Ridge said, is to eventually bring the extension to the Federal Way Transit Center and then past that to Tacoma. Ridge said the public comment period is an important piece to carrying out the project. “We’ve been very motivated to be more graphical, more interactive and to reach out to everyone in the corridor,” he said. “Very often we find (it’s best to connect) with more recent arrivals to the area through forums they’re familiar with.” These include churches and a variety of social service providers. Ridge said they’re willing to do outreach with any group willing to listen and learn about the project and provide comment. “It’s a complex project, and there are a lot of alternatives and lots of tradeoffs,” Ridge said. Because of the project’s complexity, Sound Transit is ensuring all voices are heard. This means providing translators at public hearings that include Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, Spanish and Somali. The public is encouraged to visit federalwaylink.org to learn more about the Federal Way Link Extension project, watch an interactive video that explains the alternative routes, submit comments or read the draft impact statement.
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just in time for prom season. “We thought what a wonderful service this would be for all the senior high school girls in our district,” Edmonson said, who is also the academic advisor for the school’s dance team. “We want this to be a place to empower our young women, allow them to experience prom or homecoming when maybe they otherwise couldn’t afford to.” Meagan’s Closet is open to all high school senior girls in the Federal Way Public Schools district. Storvick, a personal finances teacher, said she typically asks her students if they are going to prom and has determined about 30 percent say they can’t go because it’s too costly. “I actually did a lesson and that was one of the examples for spending plans and being a smart shopper — the example was that a prom dress is $100,” Storvick said. “And then one, of course, one of the girls said, ‘Well who uses those again?’ I’m like, ‘Meagan’s Closet does!’” The space for the dresses was once an office but teachers mainly used that room for its copy machine, Edmonson said. After getting approval to use the room, Storvick and Edmonson got to work.
They sought donations from fellow students and from their daughters who had no use for their old homecoming and prom dresses. “My daughter was going to nursing school down in North Carolina at Duke and she went ahead and told some of her fellow students and when she graduated this December, we brought a whole huge suitcase of 12 dresses that people she went to school with out there said, ‘We’d love to donate our dresses,’” Edmonson said. “So it has just started to grow.” With help from Umpqua Bank’s $1,000 donation and another $200 from Mary Kay dealer Cheri Hardman, the teachers stocked the closet with accessories, decorations, a mirror and bench so that girls feel comfortable when they shop. Coming up with the name for their loaning closet was hard at first but then it was a no-brainer. “We were coming up with different names … and I was on my way home and it just came to us,” Edmonson said. “We can call it Meagan’s Closet. What a great tribute it would be to her because she was so involved.” Meagan Jones, a 2009 Decatur High School alumna, passed away at the age of 23 from cancer. Her parents, Beth and
Tom Jones, who were also at the grand opening of Meagan’s Closet, said their daughter was involved in leadership, Distributive Education Clubs of America and was the grade checker for basketball but her real interest was in helping children at the YMCA as a youth leader. Struggling with diabetes since the age of 8, Meagan Jones was in and out of the hospital for a few days with a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis. She attended Highline College for two years after high school and transferred to Central Washington University. That’s when they became aware of other health issues. “She went to school and she got a side ache,” her mother recalled. “Instead of getting better, it got worse,” Tom Jones added. “The doctor pressed on her stomach a few times and said, ‘Oh, we’re going to the ER’ and five days later they took a big fist-size tumor out of her colon.” After surgery and treatments, she was pronounced cancer free. Meagan Jones even reflected on her struggles in a video as she held up signs with words, “To say it hit me like a ton of bricks would be an understatement,” and “Giving up is not an option … You pray because only
HE can understand. You fight because you know you can. You never give up because it is not an option.” She wrote she was determined she would not be the 80 percent who didn’t survive that form of cancer. Meagan Jones got to spend time living in a house with her girlfriends, studying sociology and psychology at Central to one day be a counselor for children. She got to “really experience being over there,” her father said. She had about seven months of a “normal life” until her family discovered the doctor’s news was premature. In March 2013, doctors discovered another tumor in her ovaries. Although both of her ovaries were removed, the cancer moved to her stomach. “It was all over the place,” Tom Jones said. “She lived another year. She came back. We first found out in late March, and she passed away the next March, which was a year ago.” He said Meagan’s Closet would be something his daughter would be so much in favor of. “It’s nice, and I mean there are plenty of gals who just can’t afford a dress that looks like a dress …,” Tom Jones said. “The whole culture now is you go out in
Organizers of Meagan’s Closet were able to decorate the former office through a $1,000 donation by Umpqua Bank. RAECHEL DAWSON, the Mirror a limo and $250 dinner and I mean that, quite frankly, is ridiculous and it puts pressure on [students].” Beth Jones said some of her daughter’s high school dance dresses were donated to the loaning closet. “She didn’t really pick anything, she didn’t go overboard,” she said. “She could find inexpensive dresses until prom — she was on the court during prom her senior year.” Captain of Decatur’s dance team Alyssa Anderson said she would hate for anyone to not have the fun experiences of a dance just because of money. “I’ve tried on some of the dresses and want to borrow them,” Anderson said. “… The more dresses we obtain, the more variety.” Also, privacy is key.
To set up a private appointment to shop for a dress (sizes 0-24), high school seniors in Federal Way should contact Carol Edmonson at cedmonso@ fwps.org, Genie Storvick at email@example.com or call Decatur at 253-945-5383. Dresses are reserved using only the student’s school identification number. Dresses are expected to be returned one week after the school dance they are worn for. Organizers of Meagan’s Closet are still seeking dress donations, monetary donations and business services — such as dry cleaning or hairstyling. To help Meagan’s Closet grow, contact Carol Edmonson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Genie Storvick at gstorvic@ fwps.org.
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Dmitriy Zadniprovskiy was recently named executive director of Life Care Center of Federal Way. Before serving as interim executive director, Zadniprovskiy completed his administrator-in-training program at several Life Care facilities in Washington, including Life Care Center of Puyallup and Garden Terrace at Federal Way. Prior to that, he served as manager of a car care facility in Lakewood for five years.
Family-owned lumber yard to close after 60 years in business BY HOLLY THORPE UW News Lab
ew Lumber and Hardware, one of the oldest family-owned businesses in Federal Way, will close its doors this summer after 60 years of operation. It’s the end of an era for co-owners and brothers Jim and Bill Eichholtz. “Four weeks from now when I see a bare shelf it’s going to start hitting me,” Bill Eichholtz said. “It’s losing something very dear and very much a part of you.” Both brothers said the closure wasn’t entirely unexpected — things have been slowing down for a decade. “Kind of the history of ... our going out of [business] sale really started in 1995 when Home Depot opened in Federal Way,” Jim Eichholtz said. “Not that we were thinking of going out of business then, but as I look back that was the first
problem.” On top of the arrival of a nearby chain hardware store came the dot-com bust of 2000 and the 2008 recession. In 2009, their business suffered due to long-term roadwork in front of the store. “That really hurt us, and we never really recovered from that. And then, I got old,” he said. The brothers began a liquidation sale on April 30, with red and yellow signs blaring the same ominous messages: “Everything must go!” and “Store closing sale!” Shoppers who have supported the family-owned business have been coming in surprised. Mike Chapman, a homeowner who has been shopping there for 20 years, said he tries to support local businesses for the relationships he forms there. “For New Lumber and Hardware, if you went and bought some lumber out [ more LUMBER, page 5 ]
Above, New Lumber and Hardware co-owners Jim (left) and Bill Eichholtz pose for a photo in the lumber yard. Left, a sign inside the door announces the liquidation sale at New Lumber and Hardware. PHOTOS BY HOLLY THORPE, UW News Lab
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of the yard there’d always be somebody to help you load it, and you get to pick your boards,” Chapman said. “I had to go get some plywood yesterday and I had to pretty much load it all by myself because there’s no one at Home Depot to do it.” Steve Tinsley, who operates Tinsley Construction, has worked with the store for 25 years. He said he prioritizes local businesses over corporate entities. “I’ll be sad to see that go, but I’m glad for them,” Tinsley said. “Jim gets to retire and do some of the things he wanted to do. … Jim and Bill are probably two of the best people you could ever know in your whole life,” he said. “It’s hard to find anybody else in the whole world that’s nicer than they are.” At 66, Jim Eichholtz expects to retire. It’s been 40 years since he last had a Saturday off, or two weeks of vacation, he said. “Not that it’s sad, not that I’d change anything,” he said. “I did try to make most of my kids’ ball games and I got to a lot of them, but if it was a Little League game on a Saturday afternoon, I probably didn’t make that one. There is some freedom to owning your own business, but not much.” His brother, however, still has a career ahead of him — he’s just not thinking about it yet. “My heart and soul have been solely into this business and until this is done and gone, I can’t even think about what is next,” Bill Eichholtz said. ”After this is done and gone I’m going to be emotionally and physically drained and I will need some time off.”
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New Lumber co-owner Jim Eichholtz helps a customer on a recent afternoon. HOLLY THORPE, UW News Lab He said owning his own business is gratifying, and he loves helping people. He was always drawn to the job, in part, because of a desire to follow in his father’s footsteps. Their father, Philip Eichholtz, founded the business in 1954. He had worked in lumber yards around Washington and Oregon before landing in Federal Way at 30854 Pacific Highway S. “There was hardly anybody here and just one stoplight,” Jim Eichholtz said. “And they struggled for a good 10 years
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because there was not a lot of population to support them.” Philip Eichholtz died in 2013. “He was a smart guy and he knew business,” Bill Eichholtz said. “He worked extremely hard, harder than Jim and I ever worked at it — but we’ve also worked extremely hard.” The housing boom of the ‘60s and ‘70s and work with local contractors until the mid-1990s made the business a success, but it was an apartment building project in Sand Point, Alaska, that was their largest-ever sale more than 25 years ago. “We put in kitchen sinks and bathroom sinks and toilets because they didn’t have anything in Sand Point,” Jim Eichholtz said. “That was the biggest sale I’ve ever made.” The job totaled around $100,000. Fast forward to today and the business mostly helps with remodels and repairs, albeit a variety of them. After 2008, fewer homes were built and the number of contractors dwindled. Ten years ago the store made 20 sales in the first hour of business, and it’s down to around three now, Jim Eichholtz said. “A lot of the homeowners only come to us when they have a problem,” he said. “What we did 20 years ago is different than what we’re doing today.” For Bill Eichholtz, his takeaway from the closure of New Lumber and Hardware is that it’s important to maintain local businesses. “The thing is, if you like a store or like a business, you need to support that place or you may lose it,” he said. “And once it’s gone, it’s gone.”
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How council, mayoral, legislative races unfolding If it weren’t for the City Council meetings, all of us political junkies would be bored. But not to worry, the stakes are so high, the elections are about to get much more interesting. Politically speaking, it is going to be a long hot summer. The headliner remains the race between appointed Democratic incumbent state Rep. Carol Gregory and first-time candidate, Republican Teri Hickel. Both candidates are nice people who will likely try and keep the race clean. But special interest groups backing each candidate won’t follow the same path. Democrats desperately need to hang on to the seat to keep control of the House of Representatives through the 2016 legislative session and Republicans can almost taste a change in power coming their way. It could be the most expensive legislative race in state history and will certainly be among the most contentious. Gregory is more knowledgeable on the issues, so Hickel will need to be a quick study. The fall debates are important for each candidate’s credibility. The next biggest story may be whether Mayor Jim Ferrell comes out of the council elections stronger or weaker. The council races will start to heat up as four challengers try to win their first election. Cliff Mark Greene and Anthony Murrietta are both in the race against appointed incumbent Lydia
Assefa-Dawson, although Greene may switch and run against Mark Koppang who is unopposed. Koppang has run before and has worked hard to increase his visibility in the community. If Greene does switch he will have to take the race seriously or it won’t be close. A Greene switch helps Murrietta as he and Assefa-Dawson can focus on each other. Both are Democrats, but while Assefa-Dawson will lose some Democratic support for her endorsement of Republican Mark Miloscia in his Senate race last year, it will also get her Republican votes. She is the front runner and has a compelling personal story, but if she wants to be retain her seat, clarity on policy positions and political parties are important. Voters want to know where the candidates stand. Murrietta is usually pretty clear about his views and will likely challenge her on her opposition to marijuana and hesitant support of voter decisions, to establish a difference and give voters a reason to vote for him. P.K. Thumbi hasn’t been particularly visible since his announcement of running against incumbent Dini Duclos. Duclos has run enough times to know she can wait and make a move when she needs to. But as a first-time candidate, Thumbi is expected to be more visible. The lack Bob Roegner
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Why would more than 7,500 vote against the South King Fire and Rescue bond? Is it because these citizens hold their personal safety in such low regard that they are unwilling to pay a mere $6.50 a month for long overdue upgrades? Or perhaps, as Chief Al Church suggested, maybe these people were confused by a ballot with two public safety measures. Another theory for these no votes, as suggested by Captain Jeff Bellinghausen, was that the “opposition” misled voters with “half-truths and exaggerations.” In addition to being somewhat insulting, suggesting that voters were careless, confused or gullible still doesn’t explain why South King Fire leadership has been unable to pass a bond in the last 20-plus years. Always the optimist, Church responded to news of yet another loss by saying, “We’ll regroup and come back with another plan. What that plan is, I’m not sure.” Having co-authored the opposition statement in the voters’ pamphlet, I’m sure I’m the last person from whom South King Fire wants to take advice for their new plan. However, I have spoken with 100 or so people who voted no to ask them why. If the fire district has any hope of breaking their losing streak, a losing streak that is hurting our entire community, they should probably start here. Concern No. 1: Why fire trucks? According to data provided by Valley 911, each South King Fire station responds to an average of 10 fires and 180 medical or service calls every month. If the district is going to 18 non-fire calls for every fire call, why not respond with something smaller than a fire truck? This also begs the related question of why the district insists on taking fire trucks to the grocery store, which happens a minimum of 12 times a month. If the trucks are really so worn out and so desperately in need of replacement, why not leave them at the station and just send one person in a car to get groceries? If there is a fire while getting groceries, why couldn’t this one person just meet the others at the scene? Concern No. 2: Why fire trucks? This isn’t a typo. Why do we need so many giant fire trucks? How many fires last year couldn’t have been handled by the much smaller (and less expensive) rapid response vehicles being used around the world? Do we really need full size, gas guzzling, $500,000 fire trucks, let alone a dozen of them? Why not respond to the thousands of non-emergency calls each [ more JARVIS, page 20 ]
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Council should ban marijuana sales in city At the recent City Council meeting, under the direction of the mayor, they voted to put the question of having marijuana shops in Federal Way to an advisory vote of the people.
The founding fathers thoroughly understood the fatal weaknesses of a pure democracy and warned against the populace attempting to manage all public business. James Madison said, “Refine and enlarge the public views by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country.” We have a democratic republic and our city is our chosen body. It is the council’s job to establish law and policy and to do what is right for the people of Federal Way (per a statement on
the city website). We elected them to deal with city matters that cannot be dealt with well by the people. The issue of whether or not to open marijuana shops in our community clearly falls under this jurisdiction. The dangers of recreational drugs are well known. We all know people who have been negatively impacted; yet, widespread misinformation about marijuana abounds. The National Institute for Drug Abuse reports that use among youth is dramatically higher in Washington since the legalization of marijuana. Teachers, policeman and
others in our schools are already noticing the effects. Making recreational marijuana more accessible will similarly increase its use. We will see many preventable problems escalate in our community if we legitimize it by opening shops. This is risky business. We need to pay attention to accurate information and study it carefully. Recent studies show a tripling of marijuana-related traffic deaths, an increase in serious brain damage and psychosis, neurosis and anxieties of all kinds. Repeated marijuana use creates an inability to concentrate and function normally, shortens the lifespan, creates birth [ more LETTER page 19 ]
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LEGISLATURE HONORS THE CHAMPS
April 22 was Federal Way High School boys’ basketball day in Olympia. The student-athletes who brought the 4A state hoops championship trophy to Federal Way this year were recognized for their achievement at the state Capitol. In an informal ceremony in the historic State Reception Hall, the boys and their coach Jerome Collins were presented with a framed copy of House Resolution 4633, which was sponsored by state Reps. Carol Gregory, D-Federal Way and Linda Kochmar, R-Federal Way, and unanimously approved on April 1. State Sen. Mark Miloscia, R-Federal Way, authored a similar resolution that was presented to them by the Senate. “I’m so proud of these young men,” Gregory said, “and I salute them and the Eagles’ coaching staff, led by coach Collins. Their athletic skills are obviously outstanding. But as a former teacher, I have to say I’m even more impressed by the fact that their academic achievements are also at the championship level.” “This team is one more example of how resilient our Federal Way community is,” Kochmar said. “I’m so proud of the team’s and coaching staff’s accomplishments this season. Their success is proof that hard work and dedication really does pay off.” “The determination to come together and overcome adversity is what set this team apart,” said Miloscia, sponsor of the Senate resolution. “There are few teams that earn the recognition of the Legislature, but the perseverance, leadership and teamwork demonstrated by Coach Collins and his team of talented young men is a testament to a championship mentality of winning in the right way.”
Decatur manager is the heart of the baseball team BY TERRENCE HILL email@example.com
randon Jackson has been a member of the Decatur baseball team longer than any of the other kids who currently play. Anyone who has looked into the Gators’ dugout over the last five years has likely seen him. In those five years, Jackson has been there to help get the team’s equipment in order, help clear bats off the field after an at-bat and provide support to all of his teammates throughout the games. Jackson is a student with disabilities. Those disabilities have not kept him away from the game he loves the most. “When I was little, my dad would come home and I’d sit on his lap and watch the Mariners,” Jackson said. “I’ve loved baseball ever since I could throw, hit or catch a ball.” While managers are often overlooked as members of many teams, Decatur players will be quick to say this is not the case with Jackson. He is known as “B-Jack” to players, coaches and fans. “He does a lot for the team honestly,” Decatur senior
Brandon Jackson sports his number 11 uniform with his name stitched on the back. Jackson has been a manager with Decatur for the past five seasons. TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror Taylor Havilcek said. “He keeps our heads up, he keeps our hearts high. In bad situations, he’s always positive.” “He pretty much does everything for the team,” Decatur junior Kaden Jacobs said. “It’s not just the little things like picking up the bats, he’s
a motivator. He just brings people up all the time.” Many would assume Jackson is just another player on the team. He is rarely found without a smile in the dugout. His relationships with the players also extend beyond
just baseball. Jacobs says that before every game, Jackson is there with a pack of Mambas for him and during the fall was often over at his house to watch football. He also has a close relationship with Danny Graham, head baseball coach for Federal Way High School, who is his youth pastor. “He just means the world to the players and the school,” Decatur assistant coach John Sugg said. “He’s a real inspiration to everybody. He has a real passion for baseball and comes out here and donates his time. It’s been really nice for him to give that time to us and support that love and passion that he has.” Sugg’s son who plays for a youth baseball team in the area and Jackson have built a friendship as well. Jackson can often be found at their practices helping out. While Jackson has a deep love for baseball, his school is also at the top of the list. “My favorite part about Decatur is how we get along with everyone,” Jackson said. “We get along with everyone. We show people our heart. We care for people around our community.” While he is unable to play
for the Decatur baseball team, Jackson is a member of a Special Olympics softball team for Pierce County Friends and Athletes in Tacoma during the summer. He is a third baseman for the team. “I like it, it’s the hot corner,” Jackson said. “I hit the ball pretty well too.” He has been playing for three years now. Jackson graduated from Decatur last year. He is currently still attending the Puget Sound Skills Center through the district. His plans for the future include attending Highline College. Baseball will still be a big focus for him as he would like to get into the business side of the sport, such as ticket sales and marketing. “He just wishes he could be out there in the field with us,” Havilcek said. “We help him as much as he helps us and it’s tremendous how much he does for us.” Decatur is the sixth seeded team out of the South Puget Sound League this year going into the West Central District playoffs. Jackson will be there, as he almost always is, helping and cheering his friends on to state.
Late rally not enough for Beamer against Puyallup BY TERRENCE HILL
t was a familiar matchup for the Titans in their game Wednesday night. The matchup for the No. 1 seed in the South Puget Sound League for district playoffs saw them play their former South division foe, the Puyallup Vikings. The game started rough for Beamer, who found themselves down two runs in the top of the first inning. As the game wore on, things began to click, but not soon enough. Beamer senior JJ Asinas took to the mound for the Titans for the first time in over a month. It took a few innings before he could shake the rust off. A hit, a walk, a hit batter and an error all contributed to Puyallup taking a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first. It may not have seemed like it at the time, but the game-changing play occurred in that first inning. With runners on first and third for Puyallup and one out, they sent their Uni-
versity of North Carolina bound catcher, Brandon Illies, from first to second on what seemed like a botched steal attempt. The steal was actually a diversion as Asinas stepped off the mound and caught Illies in a run down. It was at that time that Puyallup’s Zach Needham took off from third towards home. In the confusion of the moment, Asinas settled on tagging out Illies, while Needham crossed the plate. Things got a bit better for Beamer defensively in the second inning as they only gave a couple hits, but no runs. Puyallup would add another run on an Illies single in the top of the third. Beamer struggled to figure out Puyallup’s lefthanded pitcher Christopher Micheles for most of the game. Through six innings, the Titans only managed four hits and two walks against the University of Washington commit. Even with a couple hits in the first two innings, Beamer was only one over the minimum through the third inning. A second
The controversial Max Dalrymple strikeout when it was ruled he hit Brandon Illies’s mitt, which did not allow the runners to advance in the bottom of the seventh. TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror inning play that illustrated their luck saw a line drive hit directly into Micheles’s glove, allowing him to throw out the runner on first as well. Despite their struggles early in the game, the Titans did not give in and began a rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. After a hit and a walk with no outs, Beamer had more life than they had all
night. The first out came when Max Dalrymple struck out. There was a bit of controversy on the play as the catcher was unable to hold on to the pitch and the runners moved up to second and third. Instead it was ruled that Dalrympe’s bat knocked it out of the catcher’s mitt. They still managed to move up on a wild pitch by Micheles. Puyallup brought
on the hard throwing Leif Strom to close out the game. Strom struck out Chaz McKenzie to get to two outs. Beamer’s Jalen Prather provided the spark that the Titans were looking for as he lined a pitch back up the middle and brought home Jayshawn Ware and Tommy Davis to bring the score to 3-2. [ more BASEBALL, page 9 ]
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Soccer: Jefferson senior night spoiled in draw with Decatur
Decatur’s Jeremiah Fleming looks to challenge Jefferson’s Beau Hepler early in the first half of Saturday’s game at Federal Way Memorial Stadium. TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror
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Beamer’s talented senior Ben Arata was the next batter up. Prather was able to move up to second on a steal, but on a 3-2 count, Arata struck out swinging to end the game. Puyallup was awarded the top seed from the South Puget Sound League for district playoffs, while Beamer played Kentwood on Thursday after the Mirror’s deadline for the second and third seed game. Beamer will play May 12 against Rogers at Heritage Field with a win over Kentwood or against Timberline at Foss High School if they lose to
Kentwood. Both games would be winner to state games.
DECATUR THE SIXTH SEED FROM THE SPSL
It was a tough couple of games for Decatur. On Tuesday they played Rogers for the fourth seed in the South Puget Sound League. After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, they managed a run in the bottom of the sixth to tie it back up at 1-1. The seventh inning saw them give up two more runs to the Rams. They managed to get one run back in the bottom half of
would break through the back line. Seniors for Jefferson played much of the game. They were all subbed out late in the game to a standing ovation from their fans as they walked off the pitch. “With all the history we have here, it’s an honor defending eight state titles,” Jefferson senior Paul-Andrew McCleary said. “You gotta keep that in mind every single game and remember you represent more than just the team and yourself.” Jefferson was the more aggressive team as they looked to keep pressure on for the full 80 minutes. Decatur slowed down the pace late in the game, preferring to counterattack. Neither side was able to break through as the game wore on. The Raiders came close in the waning minutes of the game, but a shot after a free kick only managed to bounce off the crossbar. Decatur cleared it out the back for a corner kick, but Jefferson was unable to the inning, but could not manage more than that as they fell 3-2. The loss meant they had to play Tahoma for the fifth and sixth seed game. They fell 9-3 on Wednesday locking them into the sixth spot out of the SPSL. They will play Puyallup in the first round of the West Central District playoffs on May 12 at Art Wright Field in Kent. The game’s start time is at 7:00 p.m. The winner of that matchup will qualify for the state playoffs. The loser will need to win two consecutive games to advance to the state playoffs.
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Spanaway Lake, the fourth seed from the SPSL South, to open district playoffs. The game is on May 12 at 7:00 p.m. at French Field in Kent. The winner will play Mount Rainier on May 14
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ecatur and Jefferson both had plenty at stake going into their matchup on Saturday. Decatur looked to inch their way closer to a postseason berth, while Jefferson hoped to stay alive in the race for the South Puget Sound League Northwest crown. The teams were physical from the start of the match. Opportunities to score
came quickly, but neither team was able to capitalize. The Raiders had trouble getting past Gator goalkeeper Jose Barbosa, who made a few diving saves on close-range chances. The same could be said for Jefferson senior goalkeeper Connor Thompson. While only having to make one diving save that sent the ball just wide of the net, Thompson was solid while standing up and playing the ball when Decatur looked like they
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Farmers Market returns with new goodies, old favorites BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ email@example.com
ish tacos, Japanese food, gourmet popcorn and plants produced by students are just a few of the new selections the Federal Way Farmers Market will offer patrons when it opens for its 12th season this Saturday at The Commons mall. “We are excited this year to have so many of our returning vendors plus new ones that will bring products and food to our market,” said Rose Ehl, the market’s events director. “We strive to make it interesting for the market customers so they see their familiar vendors that they enjoy shopping with and new vendors for their shopping and eating pleasure.” Bands from several Federal Way high schools will kick off opening day with music from 9-10 a.m. on May 9, followed by opening ceremonies with Mayor Jim Ferrell and dignitaries from 10-11 a.m. Entertainment will be provided on stage and in the food court throughout the day until the market closes at 3 p.m. With Mother’s Day right
around the corner on Sunday, the market will also offer special items for mothers, including a drawing for a Starbucks coffee basket, free reusable shopping bags (these will be available all season long) and flower bouquets, jewelry and other gifts for sale. The market will welcome several new additions this year, including vendors featuring new products by Nature’s Kiss and Brow Threading. New to the food court this year is the Frying Dutchman food truck that will serve up fish tacos and other delightful fish dishes, Oyatsu that will offer Japanese fare with dumplings and yakisoba noodle dishes, Freedom Snacks gourmet popcorn and Black Bear Diner will serve up a burger basket for lunch on some Saturdays throughout the season. New vendor Fernandez Farms will also sell fresh and local vegetables and fruits. New this year, Americorps will assist with the market’s free kids booth, sponsored by BECU. Americorps will facilitate face painting, coloring contests, activities such as hula hoops and bubbles, and will hand out stick-
ers and bookmarks. Also, for the first time this year, Decatur High School’s FFA students will sell the plants they produced in the school’s greenhouse. While they won’t have a booth at the market until June, Decatur students will soon offer a large variety of annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, hanging baskets and more. “The goal is to promote local agriculture and give students opportunities to gain work experience through my classroom,” said the school’s agricultural sciences teacher Dan Tedor, who started the school’s agricultural program this year. “I can’t find a better way for students to connect to the community and educate others about the importance of agriculture — and knowing where your food comes from. Students have grown all these plants from the start and will be able to see the end product.” All proceeds from the students’ sales will go directly back into the school program so Tedor can purchase materials for next year. Farmers Market patrons can also expect to see some of their favorite returning vendors this
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: Mr. Federal Way, I’m concerned about the funding for the soon-to-be-built Performing Arts and Conference Center. The city has identified several funding streams, which is great. But I’m troubled by all the grants and funds the city hopes to get their hands on, including the $7.2 million of federal funding. What is this federal funding and what are the city’s odds of obtaining that kind of money? A: Mr. Federal Way enjoys swanky hotels and casinos once in a while, especially during special getaways with Mrs. Federal Way. But he is not too much of a betting man outside of the casino. Mr. Federal Way is unwilling to put his money on the red or black to guess whether or not the city will be awarded the money. However, the good news is city officials enjoy
roulette. They have placed $7.2 million worth of hope on the black and are holding their breath to see where the ball falls when the wheel stops. Their gamble began in 2013, when the city began exploring a federal tax incentive program called new market tax credits. Congress established the program in 2000 to spur new investments into businesses and real estate projects in low-income areas. Federal Way officials knew from the beginning that applying for the program would be a competitive process. Nevertheless, preliminary discussions the city had with others familiar with the program revealed that the arts center was a strong candidate to qualify for the program. The city
said it had a “better than 50/50 chance” of getting the funding and placed their bet. The city later tweaked the arts center project in 2014 as the council approved making the project property an economic redevelopment zone. The move was meant to help the city better qualify for and thus secure the federal tax credits. But a hiccup in 2014 delayed the potential federal funding. The city missed out on the “first tier” of 2014 funding allocations but was still in the running for “second tier” allocations. They missed that round too. Now, the city is getting aggressive with securing the potential $7.2 million in federal tax credits this year.
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across 44 states seeking an aggregate total of $19.9 billion in federal funding, according to the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s website. Only $5 billion in tax credit allocation was available for the 2014 round. So the odds are low — certainly below the 50/50 chance the city has previously boasted, Mr. Federal Way thinks. However, Mr. Federal Way feels reassured that the city has done many things to ensure they succeed in receiving the federal funding. And if they don’t get the money, the city does have a backup plan — albeit a more costly one — to get the funds from bonding. Mr. Federal Way will see where the ball falls in mid-June and if the city’s efforts will be worth it, or all for naught. Q: Mr. Federal Way, I saw during the last council meeting that a new deputy chief was sworn in. What happened to that “Top Shot” guy? A: Indeed, new Deputy Chief Stephan Neal was sworn in on Tuesday. But Federal Way’s reality TV star has not left the building. The History Channel’s “Top Shot” contestant Kyle Sumpter is still the city’s deputy chief. Two deputy chiefs, you say? Neal’s promotion was part of the department’s reorganization that Chief of Police Andy Hwang proposed in the 2015/16 budget. The two deputy chiefs split the organization, by responsibility. Sumpter leads the Field Operations Division; Neal leads the Support Services Division. Mr. Federal Way welcomes Neal in his new role and is appreciative that the sharpshooting Sumpter is still on the force to protect our community. Q: Mr. Federal Way, I heard the city staff that are working to put together the city’s upcoming 25th anniversary celebration in June was considering some sort of a hog hunting competition. Is this true? A: None of your business.
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of Federal Way and King County, Hurst determined the petition method would be the way to go. There have since been three public meetings for the community to learn more about annexing to Federal Way, with the most recent on Thursday. For the most part, she’s received positive feedback.
Mark Thompson, a South King Fire and Rescue fire commissioner, has lived in the Five Mile Lake area since 1978 and shares some of Hurst’s beliefs about why they should annex to Federal Way. “The city is much more responsive to the needs of their citizens than the county is,” Thompson said. “… Police services, by a yardstick, are ahead of the county. We’ve got two officers that patrol the west side of I-5 and if one of those officers is transporting a prisoner, then we only have one. Federal Way has a whole bunch of officers that respond and do the patrol and stuff life that.” Hurst noted her neighbors have had their homes and cars broken into and the sheriffs didn’t responded in a timely manner. “So if you have a car accident or anything, for two people, they’re going to have to call somebody,” she said. “Well, they’re not going to have somebody right here.” Thompson said if the Lakeland South area is annexed, the community will get a bigger bang for their buck, which would include road maintenance among
www.federalwaymirror.com other services. City of Federal Way Finance Director Ade Ariwoola confirmed that if the residents were annexed, they would end up paying less for city road district levies, as the tax rate for the city levy is 1.24, while the county road levy is 2.25. This would save about $250 for a homeowner whose house is valued at $250,000. Although there would be an added utility tax — which is dependent on usage or whether the resident pays for garbage, recycling and yard waste services — of $300. But, Ariwoola also notes city residents pay about $114 less than county residents do for their garbage and recycling fees. “People are concerned about paying more for taxes and, according to what I have been told by a lady at the King County Tax Assessors office, she said there’s tax levy codes …” Hurst said. “… Per $250,000 home, we will be saving approximately $150 a year. Let’s say there was some erroneous tax that we don’t know about, we would still be even and we’re going to get more services.” Hurst also worries about disaster preparedness. “Do you want to be next to a city that says, ‘Oh we’ve got everything taken care of,’ the hospitals are full, Auburn says, ‘yeah, we’re full’ and those people say they’re full and the county says, ‘well you’re not populated enough, we’ll get to you,’” she said. Ultimately, it’s also about having access to the perks a city has, such as the option to be heard during a council
...obituaries OSCAR IVAR HANSON APRIL 4, 1929 — APRIL 12, 2015
Oscar Ivar Hanson passed away April 12, 2015 in Federal Way at the age of 86. He graduated from Central Washington College with a BA in Education, and received his Master’s Degree and Principal's Credentials from Seattle University. His education career was spent in the South Central, Kent and Federal Way School Districts as a fifth grade teacher, vice principal, and 27 years as principal of Sunnycrest, North Lake, and Olympic View Elementary Schools in Federal Way. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1956 in the Alaska Communication Service. He was a member of the Federal Way Rotary and Shelton Morning Rotary Clubs. In the summer, he fished commercially in Cook Inlet, Alaska. He is survived by his wife Patricia, children, Lori Bradley (Eric), Sheryl Carson (Charlie), Karen Weber (Bill) and Tom Hanson (Kristine); eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online by visiting www.bonneywatson.com. Bonney – Watson; Washington Memorial is assisting with arrangements.
meeting if something isn’t working or the ability to run for city government, commissions or committees. Votes will be one in 100,000 instead of one in one million, she said. The former business owner and current member of Federal Way Rotary said her efforts to annex into Federal Way aren’t about taking away residents’ independence but about being taken care of during a storm and making sure kids aren’t ran over from lack of street lights on major thoroughfares. “It’s about having people having pride in their community,” Hurst said. “There’s people who went and painted the fence all along 21st because they have pride and we live in a great little rural neighborhood but we still need the pride.” Yet, there are some community members who feel differently.
Resident of the Lake Geneva area in unincorporated King County, Jerry Galland has spearheaded the anti-annex to Federal Way movement. “The people who moved into this community moved into a rural-type community,” he said. “If we wanted to live in a city, we’d move into a city.” Galland believes city government will impose “encroachments,” such as business regulations (small businesses will have to get a business license), rules that houses must have a fire alarm, restrictions on farm animals, fireworks and mandated fees and taxes. Ben Hardy, also opposed to the idea of annexation, said he’s concerned that a city council will have control over his neighborhood. “One of the things I like about living where we do is that I can look out my window and see the sheep grazing in my neighbor’s field,” he wrote in an email. “That, on the Fourth of July, my kids can enjoy a home fireworks display. I like that occasionally I can bring one of my semi-trucks home to work on it and park it next to my house for a couple of
days.” Hardy said he doesn’t like the idea of giving up his freedom to save a few dollars a month in taxes, nor does he want to be told what color to paint his small business’s fence, how many bushes he should plant or how much land he must leave as a greenbelt. Galland said the idea that residents will save tax money is misleading because residents would only save about $7 instead of the $150 his counterpart states. “The only thing we really change is we go from a county to a city,” Galland said, adding the Lakehaven Water district, South King Fire and Rescue district and Federal Way Public Schools district all stay the same. While there are only two sheriff ’s for their area, Galland said there’s a King County Sheriff ’s substation nearby and he sees them patrolling the area frequently. “We’re already divided geographically by I-5, that’s a boundary the city of Federal Way police already have to overcome,” he said, referencing the traffic in that area.
Galland was asked to take charge against the effort to annex the entire East Federal Way Proposed Annexation Area, Lakeland North and Lakeland South, in August 2007. Residents of these unincorporated areas voted on the measure, which ultimately failed by 65 percent. “We still don’t want it,” Galland said. But Hurst believes the circumstances are different because the Lakeland South area only makes up half of the East Federal Way Proposed Annexation Area. “Federal Way will no longer be taking on some20,000 people, they’ll be taking on probably 7,000 people,” Hurst said. About 884 residents voted to annex to Federal Way, while 1,639 residents voted against the ballot measure. Of the 10,468 voters registered to vote on the 2007 annexation, only 2,561 voted. Washington state and King County offered incen-
The Lakeland South Proposed Annexation Area is south of Highway 18, east of Interstate 5, west of State Route 167 and north of South 376th Place. Contributed map tives to the city of Federal Way for the annexation, if it passed. King County was ready to offer $3.5 million, while the state would give up .02 percent of sales tax revenue, or about $3 million a year, for 10 years to assist in the operational costs for services. While Hurst said King County would be willing to negotiate on funds if annexation passed in the future, Galland said there’s no money for a move that would incur a lot of expenses and he doesn’t think the city could afford it. King County officials did state that the 2007 funds have since been re-appropriated and are no longer available, nor is any money on the table at this time.
However, Ariwoola said he doesn’t think the annexation would increase city staff or have much affect on the city’s operational budget. “In talking toward police department, public works, I don’t think that would necessarily increase staff ratio, it would increase coverage areas, but not increase staff,” Ariwoola said. Although it’s too early to tell whether it would increase the city’s capital budget, he said if residents in the area want sidewalks or other road improvements, they can become a local improvement district and would essentially pay
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for it themselves. “I don’t foresee annexing them [would create] a financial burden, necessarily, for the city,” he said. “Yes, in times of road maintenance, we may have to maintain their roads, but when we build new roads, we’ll use a portion from [state or federal] grants.” Ariwoola said the city is only 25 years old and they’re still making improvements to Pacific Highway. “I don’t foresee the city saying it needs to be done in the next 12 months,” he said. “I think some of those things, if they need to be done, it will be done gradually.” There also could be some benefit to the city in having about 7,000-8,000 more residents in city borders bringing the population of Federal Way from 92,700 to just about 100,000. “I think there are certain demarcations of a city the size of 100,000 but that’s not playing any kind of a role,” said Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell. “There are certain designations about being a city of that size but we’re not initiating any of this.” Ferrell said if the people of Lakeland South are truly interested in annexation, then the city is interested. “I’m interested and intrigued,” he said. “It is part of our [proposed annexation area], and my mom, before she passed, lived in that area by Five Mile Lake. It’s an urban island, essentially — boy if they want to be part of the city of Federal Way, we’d love to have them.” Again noting the city isn’t behind Hurst’s efforts to annex, Ferrell said city staff will act as a resource to the public during the process.
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about a man assaulting a 17-yearold male. A neighbor called police upon seeing the man and boy yelling at each other. The boy’s mother pulled into the driveway and the man slammed her son into her car. The boy fought the man off with a stick in the yard. When police arrived, the man was seated in front of the house and bleeding. Police arrested him for assault and booked him into SCORE jail. Dessert thief strikes: At 11:55 p.m. on May 3 in the 2100 block of S. 295th Place, a woman called to report that she believed someone had entered her residence. The only items she believed to be missing were five pieces of cake out of a cake tray, some cookies from inside a cookie box, and an empty duffel bag taken from a cluttered bedroom. She reported that a curtain, some food trays and some laundry baskets appeared to be misplaced slightly from the last time they were seen. The reporting party stated a screen door was open, the sliding door in front of it was unlocked when it had previously been locked, and the curtain in front of the door had been taken down from where it was hanging. There was no evidence of forced entry to the sliding door or screen door. Multiple valuable items throughout the residence were left undisturbed. Man assaults woman: At 12:11 a.m. on May 2 in the 2000 block of S. 279th Place, officers arrested a man for assault and domestic violence in the presence of a minor. A woman claimed her boyfriend got angry after a comment about the laundry stinking. He began to throw items in the bathroom. When she suggested
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Anything Goes: Students at Thomas Jefferson High School will present the musical, “Anything Goes,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8; Saturday, May 9; Sunday, May 10 and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 at Thomas Jefferson High School, located at 4248 S. 288th St., Auburn. Tickets are $11 for general admission, $9 for seniors age 55 and older, and can be purchased at the door or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wireless-Cut Loose: Learn about sculpting bonsai from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 8 at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, located at 2515 S. 336th St. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 253-353-7345 or visit www.pacificbonsaimuseum. org.
Mother’s Day at Powellswood: Join Monte and Diane Powell for this annual event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 at PowellsWood. Visitors are requested to take the shuttle from Sacajawea Park, just east of the garden, at 1401 S. Dash Point Road. For more information, contact Kristine Dillinger at email@example.com or call 253-529-1620.
Bonsai Demonstration: Join curator Aarin Packard on World Bonsai Day for a free bonsai demonstration from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 at the Pacific Bonsai Museum, located at 2515 S. 336th St. For more information, email info@pacificbonsaimuseum. org, call 253-353-7345 or visit www.pacificbonsaimuseum.org. Opening Day: Marine Hills Swim & Tennis Club will celebrate the opening of their outdoor recreation facility with a parade at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 beginning at the corner of Ninth Place South and South 293rd Street followed by an open house at 12:30 p.m. at 600 302nd St. Includes free family swimming, information and food. For more information, contact the activities coordinator at activity@ marinehillspool.org or call 253839-4690. www.marinehillspool. org Historic Cabins Open House: The Barker Cabin and the David T. Denny Cabin will be open for view-
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Handgun Skills-Introduction and Intermediate: A handgun safety and operation workshop will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 at the Federal Way Senior Center, located at 4016 S. 352nd St. For more information, contact Chad Hiatt at chad@hiattonline. com, call 206-396-3190 or visit armeddefense.org
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LEGAL NOTICES STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2014-DR-10-3890 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Zion Monroe, Destiny Scott, Brandy Scott and Jeremiah Monroe NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on October 23, 2014. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Clerk of Court in Charleston, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County Department of Social Services, at the office of their Attorney, The Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, South Carolina 29405-5714, within thirty days of this publication. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Published in the Federal way Mirror on May 8, 15, 22, 2015 FWM 2220
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This decision was made after reDetermination of view of a completed environmental checklist, FedNon-Significance Federal Way Public Schools has issued a determi- eral Way Comprehensive Plan, and other municipal nation of non-significance (DNS) under WAC 197- policies, plans, rules, and regulations designated 11-340(2) for the District’s 2016 Capital Facilities as a basis for exercise of substantive authority unPlan. After review of a completed environmental der the State Environmental Policy Act pursuant to checklist and other information on file, the Federal RCW 43.31C.110. This information is available to Way Public Schools has determined the proposal the public on request. will not have a probable significant adverse envi- Further information regarding this action is available to the public upon request from the Deronmental impact on the environment. Copies of the Environmental Checklist are available partment of Community Development. This DNS is from the Federal Way Public Schools, 33330 8th issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003. Comments on this will not act on this proposal prior to the end of the DNS must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., 14-day comment period. Comments must be subMay 22, 2015 to Ms. Tanya Nascimento at the mitted by 5:00 p.m. on May 22, 2015. Unless modified by the city, this determination will above address. become final following the above comment deadPublished in the Federal Way Mirror, May 8, 2015 line. Any person aggrieved of the city’s final deterFWM 2227 mination may file an appeal with the city within 21 days of the above comment deadline. 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A 31-year-old man received a 10-year prison sentence on Tuesday for his involvement last year in more than a dozen bank robberies, including ones in Kent, Auburn, Renton, Covington, Federal Way and Des Moines. Robert Cal Adams III was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office media release, which listed Adams as being from King County. The FBI knew him as the “Rabid Fan Bandit” because of the various hats with sports logos he wore in a string of robberies. The investigation also revealed Adams’s involvement in a second string of bank robberies dubbed the “Buddy Bandit” bank robberies where juveniles were recruited, trained and sent in to rob tellers using notes almost identical to the one Adams used when solo. U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour stated that this sentence is imposed “with a heavy emphasis on the defendant’s decision to involve juveniles” in criminal activity. “This defendant not only terrorized tellers across our state, he recruited and trained teenagers to continue his crime spree,” said U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. “His willingness to draw young people into these bank robberies makes this a particularly despicable crime.” Adams pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and 10 individual counts of bank robbery. According to records filed in the case, Adams robbed the following banks in 2014 by handing a teller a threatening note demanding various amounts of cash: Chase Bank on Auburn Way in Auburn, March 3; Banner Bank on East Mission Street in Spokane, March 10; Chase Bank on 272nd Street in Covington, March 13; Chase Bank on 108th Southeast in Renton, March 19; Wells Fargo Bank on Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest in Tacoma, March 24; and Chase Bank on South 19th Street in Tacoma on March 31. After the March 2014 bank robberies, Adams recruited others to his scheme and is convicted in connection with four other bank robberies in April 2014, when juveniles went into the banks with notes demanding money and threatening harm to the tellers. These robberies include April 1, Chase Bank on Pacific Avenue in Tacoma; April 7, US Bank on 176th Street, Puyallup; April 9, Alaska Federal Credit Union branches in Renton and Kent; April 9, US Bank on Pacific Highway in Des Moines; April 10, Wells Fargo on 72nd Street East, Tacoma; April 11, BECU on Pacific Highway South, Kent; and April 11, Bank of America on Southwest 336th Street, Federal Way. Adams teamed up with co-defendant Vincent G. Thompson to rob Chase Bank on Canyon Road East in Puyallup on April 14. The final robbery in the spree was on April 21. Following that robbery of US Bank on Pacific Highway South in Des Moines, investigators were able to locate Adams at a nearby motel and arrested him. “Bank robbers who commit their crimes across multiple jurisdictions might never face justice if not for the coordination of partners,” said Special Agent in Charge Frank Montoya, Jr., of the FBI’s Seattle Division. “The FBI’s Seattle Safe Streets Task Force and its partners throughout the state shared information at every step of this investigation, which allowed us to determine connections between bank robberies and identify everyone involved.”
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Seniors awarded music scholarships
mance as well as directing of Barrows (the namesake of choirs. She has volunteered this scholarship) at Thomas over 700 hours in choral Jefferson High School. “Pasleadership and is an efficient sion!” best describes her organizer. Her love of music and her vocal FROM STAFF REPORTS choir teacher is her performance as she is driven musical inspiration toward her goal of becoming The Federal Way and has created a an opera diva, according to Chorale announced profound enthusithe Federal Way Chorale. Marissa Moultrie asm and dedication She will begin her study and Joy Ellis as to music education. towards her operatic career the recipients of She has already been at her choice of Chapman Marissa Moultrie accepted the 2015 Federal University, UniverWay Chorale Don at Pacific sity of Washington or Barrows Memorial Lutheran Loyola University in scholarships. College in the fall, the fall. Moultrie will receive receiving the Mary In April, both girls $2,000 toward her college Baker Russell attended the Washtuition majoring in vocal Music Scholarington State Solo performance/music educaship, and enjoys Ensemble contest at Joy Ellis tion at Pacific Lutheran listening to Shania Central Washington University. Ellis will receive Twain and Renee University in Ellens$1,000 toward her college Fleming on the radio. burg where they received tuition majoring in vocal Ellis is a graduating highest marks. The public performance at a college of senior at Federal Way High is invited to join the chorale her choice. School, is a member of choir at their spring concert at Moultrie is a graduatand performs in musical 7:30 p.m. on May 15 and 4 ing senior at Stadium High theater. Her mother was p.m. on May 17 at St. Luke’s School with years of perfora former student of Don Lutheran Church, 515 S.
[ POLICE from page 21] vehicle was a black Acura SUV. Police located the vehicle and inside two occupants were surrounded by drug paraphernalia. Both were detained after Miranda warnings. After they gave consent to search, police discovered the suspects possessed heroin. Both subjects were booked on warrants. Mother has son arrested: At 2:22 p.m. on April 27 in the 28600 block of 25th Place S., a mother called police and stated her son had a warrant. The juvenile was unaware his mother called. Upon police arrival, the mother allowed them inside where the juvenile was arrested without incident. The warrant was a felony no bail warrant out of juvenile court for robbery. The juvenile was transported to the station and was later
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booked at the Seattle juvenile detention center. Burglary at home: At 5:41 p.m. on April 27 in the 33300 block of 10th Court SW, police responded to a report of a residential burglary. The victim had an alarm system, but it was not working properly. It still tracked that someone had entered a few hours after he left that morning. Police found a hammer used to smash the glass on a sliding door and pry marks on the windows where someone tried to open them. Police scanned for fingerprints and also found a latex glove. The victim stated that a laptop and jewelry with his name engraved on it were stolen. The total amount of the property lost was over $5,000. Police had no suspect information.
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Deputy chief sworn in FROM STAFF REPORTS
Federal Way City Council members, Mayor Jim Ferrell and Chief of Police Andy Hwang stand with the police department’s new Deputy Chief Stephan Neal (center) and his family on Tuesday. Courtesy city of Federal Way
The Federal Way Police Department’s newly-appointed Deputy Chief Stephan Neal was sworn in during the City Council meeting on Tuesday. Neal has been with the Federal Way Police Department for almost 19 years and has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience. With this promotion, he will have division responsibility and will oversee the Support Services Division within the department. Neal is a proven leader, a person of exceptional character and integrity and has demonstrated his commitment to community service and public safety throughout his
career, according to a city media release. He began his law enforcement career in Pueblo County, Colorado. In 1996, he joined the Federal Way Police Department as a founding member. Neal worked in the patrol until he was promoted to lieutenant in 1999. He was promoted to the rank of commander in 2001. Neal has spent the last 14 years in a command level position and has worked every section of the department. He was the acting deputy chief of police from May 2009 until May 2010. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kaplan University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session No. 224 and is an active member of the National Academy Associates.
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Gifts that WOW!, and what they say about you (NEWSUSA)
Wow. Unless you’re living in some alternative universe, that’s the reaction you’re likely shooting for when others open your holiday presents. But with so many choices be aware that you’re also sending a message about yourself with every one of them. The right gift, as consumer behavior expert Kit Yarrow has written, “can enhance connections between people.” A really bad one . . .Well, we’ve probably all distanced ourselves from someone whose obviously inappropriate present screamed “clueless.” Here’s what some “wow” gifts say about you: • I’d rather be safe than sorry. Most women
would be thrilled to receive a bottle of expensive perfume. But beware: A lot of others would interpret such an “easy” choice the way this New York writer did when her (ex-)boyfriend so gifted her after she’d spent weeks searching for the perfect briefcase for him: “It just seemed like something he picked up at the airport duty-free store.” Ouch. • I recognize your passions. An Italian sports car is beyond the reach of most of us, but there’s a whole cottage industry out there offering gift certificates for “experiences” like a few hours behind the wheel of exotic autos. There’s also tandem skydiving and whitewater rafting. • It’s all about HER. For those toying with contributing to a charity in mom’s name, make sure it’s a cause she believes in as much as you do. Otherwise, the message you may unwittingly be sending is “It’s all about me.”
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Saturday, May 9th & Sunday, May 10th A great garden brings people together. Weekend Events Include:
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Sat., May 16 10 am – 4 pm
• 16 Artists • 6 Musical groups • Chubbs Gourmet Street Food • Plant and Art sales
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May 08, 2015 edition of the Federal Way Mirror