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SURPRISE VISIT | Seahawks Richard Sherman surprises Thomas Jefferson students [3]

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OPINION | Hyun: What would it take to move to Federal Way? [6] Roegner: Election oddities abound in local races [6] POLICE | Unknown suspect shoots man in leg during walk [13] COMMUNITY | Volunteers treat seniors to afternoon of pampering before prom [14]

Sports | Decatur High School FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 | 75¢ baseball heading to state [4]

KOMEN | Federal Way ‘princess’ turns breast cancer setback into a comeback [20]

Fire officials, commissioners regroup after failed bond BY RAECHEL DAWSON


wo-and-a-half percentage points. Whether it was a special election, lack of voter turnout, a “con” committee statement, another

Proposition 1 or that voters simply can’t afford the $53.7 million bond, the cause of the failed South King Fire and Rescue measure is unknown at this time. But its failure to reach a 60 percent supermajority

doesn’t mean that money is not still needed, fire commissioners said on Tuesday. In a special meeting held at Fire Station 68, every commissioner but Mark Freitas attended the 9 a.m. regroup as he was out of

town. “There’s no doubt that what was in that $53 million is what we thought we would need for the next 20 years,” said chair Bill Gates. “We didn’t come up with a solid list of $30 or $40 mil-

lion and then say, ‘OK, let’s add another $10 million’ and see if the voters will vote for it. It was all things we absolutely needed.” The proposed 20-year general obligation bond would have cost taxpayers

who own a house costing $250,000, $6.50 a month or $78 a year. And it would have replaced technical equipment, facilities and vehicles, as well as fund construction [ more FIRE, page 12 ]

Federal Way mentor helps teen succeed was wrong and I just finally had to do what was right, for not only myself, but for It took some guts for my older brother, my super Chally Thap to say it. strict but loving parents and But when he stood before for my older cousin, whose a packed room at Weylast words for me were to go erhaeuser’s headquarters back to school — or else he in Federal Way on Friday would check on me,” Thap during the annual Commu- smiled. “And ever since nities In Schools breakfast, then until when I stepped his nerves soon faded as he through the doors of smiled. Federal Way High “My name is School, I just knew Chally Thap and I it was home.” am a 16-year-old His freshman from Des Moines year has not been who has been out easy. of school for four He’s struggled years,” he said. with his grades and “Ever since I got Chally Thap communication, expelled from which caused his Sacajawea Middle grades to suffer. School, I never returned “But these of the many back to school, until now. complicated struggles are And it took some guts to what made me who I am say this because I’ve been today, to cope with, remain scared for so long.” resilient … and to perseThroughout the four vere and fight to the end,” years he was not attending he said, noting he finally school, he learned from turned his “Fs” into “As” his “dumb mistakes” and and now has 10 high school discovered that knowledge credits. and education are the key Wanting to further himto success. self, he also enrolled into a “I finally recognized and [ more POEM, page 7 ] realized what I was doing [ more MENTOR, page 3 ] BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ

1,000 Break Chains of Human Trafficking Over 1,000 participants strolled and sprinted through Federal Way for the third annual Break the Chains of Human Trafficking 5k fundraiser on Saturday. Event organizers said it was the biggest turnout the event has generated so far. Proceeds from the event benefit the Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking. Mayor Jim Ferrell and others kicked off the event on Saturday with testimonials in support of the efforts. More photos, page 23. PHOTOS BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, the Mirror

Local candidates file for 12 open seats BY RAECHEL DAWSON

Eight candidates are running for open seats on the Federal Way City Council

with three incumbents — one unopposed — making only one position eligible for the primary, according to King County Elections. The candidate filing deadline ended at 4:30 p.m. on Friday after opening up that previous Monday. Four candidates have filed for three Federal Way

Public Schools board of education director positions; five have filed for two South King Fire and Rescue board of fire commissioners positions and the Lakehaven Utility District has four candidates for its commission with the majority vying for Position 3. The race projected to

be the most expensive this campaign season, Representative Position 2 of Legislative District No. 30, remains unchanged since Federal Way City Councilman Martin Moore announced his drop out. These are Federal Way’s political candidates for 2015:


• Republican Teri Hickel • Incumbent Democrat Carol Gregory Incumbent Rep. Carol Gregory was appointed to the Legislature by Gov. Jay Inslee in January after late Rep. Roger Freeman passed

away six days prior to winning the November 2014 general election. Gregory currently serves on the Federal Way Public Schools Board of Education and was president of the board for one year after she was elected in 2013. Teri Hickel is the founder of the Federal Way-based Advancing Leadership organization [ more CANDIDATE, page 11 ]

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Students score with visit from Seahawks CB Richard Sherman BY TJ LEADERSHIP CLASS


eattle Seahawks Richard Sherman made a surprise visit to Thomas Jefferson High School on Thursday on behalf of his family foundation, Blanket Coverage. He talked about the decisions young people make, emphasizing the importance of choice in our daily lives. Through personal stories of obstacles he has overcome and examples of success, Sherman illustrated how the choices teens make today, will affect the rest of their lives. Students had an opportunity to ask Sherman questions during the morning assembly. The opening question, “What about that pass in the Super Bowl?” was one the Seahawk humorously declined to answer. The audience then transitioned into more

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culinary arts program at the Puget Sound Skills Center in Burien, which offers college preparatory and career education in 18 fields to students in several districts, including Federal Way. But then he hit another obstacle — how to get to school. For the past couple of weeks, he has been riding his bike from Des Moines to Burien, about a six-mile bike ride. However, Thap spoke with Federal Way High School staff members, teachers and the school principal to talk about this struggle that many Federal Way High School students have with trying to get to the Puget Sound Skills Center. That’s when he met Kaitlin Thomas, a Communities In Schools outreach coordinator at Federal Way High School. Thomas found a community partner to help support Thap and provide him with an ORCA card so that he may ride the Metro

serious questions, asking Sherman to describe some of the techniques he used to achieve goals in his own life. One of his most important points was that education is very important, stating “knowledge is power.” Sherman explained that his body is only temporary and that he could suffer an injury at any time or any day. His mind and his education belong to him and will provide him support throughout his lifetime. When the Super Bowl champion was asked how he came to be so successful, he replied “perseverance.” Sherman cautioned students that people often give up right before the moment they succeed and encouraged all of us to never give up and to achieve to our fullest potential.

Blanket Coverage, the Richard Sherman Family Foundation, was formed in 2013 by Sherman to provide students in lowincome communities with school supplies and clothing so they can more adequately achieve their goals. Since forming Blanket Coverage, Sherman and the Blanket Coverage team have made it their mission to provide school supplies for students across America. Sherman has visited several elementary and high schools, speaking to the student body on making the world a better place than when they entered it.

Kallen Laupati, Jayvon Buckley, Jose RamirezHernandez, Jeremiah Lewis and Devaris Reece contributed to this article.

The organization works to remove barriers to learning through their model of school outreach coordinators, of which they have recently expanded from three school sites to 10. The breakfast highlighted the coordinators’ work and how they support student success. The Federal Way school district has a free/reduced lunch rate of 60 percent and supporting students’ basic needs is one of the major services Communities In Schools provides. Among Students entertain at the Communities In Schools annual fundraising other things, coordinators breakfast at Weyerhaeuser on Friday. The event raised $61,000. CARRIE support students who may RODRIGUEZ, the Mirror not have enough to eat. Each coordinator offers healthy snacks and takebus at no cost. out my fight for education, home food for students “I’m looking forward to we need people like Kaitlin who need it. the future and I’m compeThomas. We need Com“Students can’t learn if tent and ready, also by the munities In Schools. Thank way, I’m going to be a certi- you for all the support Mrs. they are hungry,” wrote Communities In Schools fied chef on June 2,” Thap Thomas. You rock!” Executive Director Tracy said, as some school board Communities In Schools Oster in a media release. members and others in the of Federal Way raised “Having access to food at audience cried, just before $61,000 at the annual school allows students to they gave him a standing breakfast to support stuovation. “… And from perdents in Federal Way Public focus in class.” During the event, the sonal experience throughSchools.

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WARRIOR 1000 FUN RUN/ WALK HAPPENS MAY 29 The Sacajawea Middle School’s third annual Warrior 1000 Fun Run/Walk is a fundraiser for school “extras,” such as sports equipment, uniforms, music contest fees and educational field trips. This year’s event will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29 at Sacajawea Park. The school’s associated student body officers have developed a budget to fund all club, music and sporting requests, benefiting students all over campus, because of the success of past Warrior 1000 fundraiser events, according to the Federal Way school district. The target amount for this year’s fundraiser is $10,000. Students participate in the Warrior 1000 by collecting as many pledges as they can and completing a 1,000 meter course through Sacajawea Park. Students in the PE department have been training for this run monthly in preparation for a successful event.

Prep baseball round-up: Decatur heading to state playoffs BY TERRENCE HILL


hings looked eerily reminiscent of their game with Puyallup early on for Beamer against Yelm on Thursday. Junior pitcher JJ Asinas was on the mound again, and the Tornados got to him early. They scored twice on four hits in the first inning. They added another two runs in the top of the third inning and built a 4-0 lead. They had seven hits on Asinas in the first two-anda-half innings. Then Asinas was untouchable. Yelm did not get another hit until Asinas left the game in the seventh inning. Asinas finished with six innings pitched, seven hits, seven strikeouts and two earned runs against him. Max Dalrymple allowed four hits, but struck out two and allowed no runs in two-and-a-third innings. Andy McBride picked up the win after allowing no hits and striking out one in 2 and two-thirds innings of work. Beamer’s bats got hot right as their pitching did. Seniors Taylor Davis and Ben Arata drove in all of the runs for the team. Arata provided the key hit in the third inning to bring home Beamer’s first two runs. An error by Yelm on a Dahlrymple grounder put runners on the corners in the fourth. Davis came

Decatur baseball team (not in order): Nathan Adams, Timothy Hughes, Justyn Ekness, Garrett Westberg, Tyus Stanley, Kaden Jacobs, Juwon Kim, Isaiah Hatch, Dylan Lydell, Ben Ray, Nathaniel Sagdahl, Michael Fitzpatrick, Bryan Ponce, Tyler Swanson, JV Magruder, Mason Pirio, Taylor Havlicek, Talon Gyalog, Billy Fitzpatrick; Coaches: Korey Sites, Steve Atkinson, John Sugg, Zach Jacobs, Ben Shelton, Nelson Atkinson; Manager: Brandon Jackson Contributed photo through with two RBIs on his at-bat to tie the game at 4-4. Beamer stole five bases in those two innings. From there it became a pitcher’s duel through the next six innings. Runners were scarce and Yelm pitchers Connor Bensen and Indigo Keeslar combined for 11 strikeouts. In the bottom of the 11th inning, the Titans’ bats finally woke up again as they loaded the bases. A key play was Andy McBride reaching second on an error by Keeslar as he bounced a throw past Bensen at first base. Davis ended the game with a deep shot into the gap in midfield to bring

home Jalen Prather for the game-winning run as the Titans won 5-4. “It’s been a tough weekand-a-half,” Beamer coach Jerry Peterson said. “Our seniors came through for us. The kids hung in there and I thought we played well. We’re excited for the opportunity we have.” “Nothing better than that in playoff baseball,” Davis said of his game-winning hit. “My arm’s feeling strong, I’m ready to pitch,” Davis said. “Defense just has to keep playing hard and we’ve got to keep coming up with big base hits early in the game.” Davis was 4-6 with three RBIs, a run and two stolen



Isaiah Hatch took to the mound as a starter for the first time all season against Emerald Ridge on Thursday night. He didn’t disappoint. The game only took an hour and five minutes to complete after being delayed by the four extra innings played in the Beamer and Yelm game. “I told the guys we had to get home before my bedtime, that was the deal,” Decatur coach Korey Sites said. That was mostly because the Jaguars could not figure out how to get a hit or a walk off of Hatch. He

pitched a complete game, walking four and surrendering two hits. He struck out seven, including the last batter he faced in the game. “We’ve used him as a closer until now,” Sites said. “For him to come in and just dominate is just absolutely awesome for the senior.” Decatur scored two runs in the third inning on two hits and an error. William Fitzpatrick scored the first run of the night for Decatur. Tyler Swanson brought home another run on a sacrifice fly and it turned out that was all they would need. “To be able to play a good clean baseball [game] like that and give ourselves a shot against Beamer, it’s just fantastic,” Sites said. “I’m confident we’ll play good baseball, which is all I ask. Beamer is good and you can never be overconfident against a team like them.” The wins for both teams set up a winner-to-state game between the two division rivals.


Decatur ended a 14-year postseason drought in 2013 and is now looking to make this their new tradition. In a year when they transitioned back to 4A after four years spent in 3A, the Golden Gators have competed for a division crown and held their own against [ more BASEBALL, page 25 ]

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Beamer wins first South Puget Sound League softball championship Prep. The game is at 11 a.m. Friday at the Kent Service Club Ballfields.


The Todd Beamer Titans may not have captured the South Puget Sound League North championship this season, but they captured an even greater prize in the league championship on May 15 after defeating Puyallup and Bethel. The Titans found a lot of success this season as they finished the regular season with a record of 16-2 in league play and 17-3 overall. They earned the second seed from the South Puget Sound League North in the league tournament. The top two seeds from the North and South had opportunities to win the league crown and a top seed in the district tournament. Beamer opened the tournament against the league South’s No. 1 seed and defending state champions Puyallup Vikings. The Titans won 8-5 over the Vikings. Senior pitcher Maddie Rogers pitched all seven innings and had eight strikeouts, five walks and gave up nine hits in the game. Rogers also had two hits. Both teams scored twice in the first inning. Beamer took control in the second inning as they scored four runs and pushed their lead to 6-2. They added two more in the third to bring the score to 8-2. Maddy Colson was 2-4 with four RBIs in the game for the Titans. Both of her hits were doubles. Analee Scott was 3-3 with two RBIs, a triple and a sacrifice bunt in the game. After defeating Puyallup, Beamer took on

Local high school golfers ready for state tournament FROM STAFF REPORTS

Six golfers from local high schools will be competing in the 4A state tournament on May 27-28 in Spokane.


Todd Beamer softball team members (not in order): Maddy Colson, Raelynn Grabell, Morgan Vance, Alex Haven, Makenzie Palmer, Analee Scott, Megan Rasmussen, Erin McDonnell, Jourdin Hering, Selena Valenzuela, Emily Sanchez, Grace Sunitsch, Maddie Rogers, Sophie Afework, Karsyn Bryant, Dani Ward, Hailey Murmert and Emily Gunderson. Contributed Photo the Bethel Braves who handed South Puget Sound League North champion Tahoma their first loss on the season. The Titans won 3-2 over the Braves and claimed the championship. Rogers pitched again and had five strikeouts, a walk and gave up six hits. She also had a key two-run home run in the fourth inning to put the Titans up 2-0. After five scoreless innings, Bethel finally scored two runs in the sixth to tie the ballgame. Rogers got all three Braves’ batters to

It’s been a long time since the Eagles advanced this far into the postseason in softball. In fact, it can be measured in decades. Federal Way entered the South Puget Sound League tournament as the fifth seeded team from the North division. They had a league record of 10-8 and an overall record of 10-9. The Eagles began the tournament with a 3-1 loss to Emerald Ridge. They bounced back and clinched a spot in the district playoffs with an 8-5 win over Thomas Jefferson. They will be the 10th seed from the league in the district playoffs after they fell 7-1 to Curtis in their final game of the league tournament. They open the Narrows League’s second seeded team, Gig Harbor, at 1 p.m. today at the Kent Service Club Ballfields.


ground out in the top of the seventh. Grace Sunitsch started the top of the seventh off with a double. The next two batters struck out. Kenzie Palmer drew a walk with two outs. Scott was next up to bat and she got the walk-off base hit to center field that brought home Sunitsch. The win gave Beamer their first league championship and set them up with the top seed in the West Central District playoffs and a game against the fifth seeded team out of the Narrows League, Bellarmine

It wasn’t the expected end for the Thomas Jefferson Raiders who finished in fourth in the North division this season. After falling 7-0 to Kentridge in their first game of the league tournament, the Raiders were unable to recover as they fell 8-5 to Federal Way and 9-2 in an elimination game to Kentlake. The Raiders finish the season with a record of 11-7 in league play and a 12-9 record overall.

The boys will be playing at the Creek cer Clapp from Decatur and Dax Wallat at Qualchan Golf Course and the girls from Todd Beamer qualified for the will be playing at Indian Canyon. boys’ tournament. The golfers in the boys and Yi placed second with a score MORE SPORTS of 142 (70-72) over two days at girls tournament qualified at the South Puget Sound League 4A the South Puget Sound League tournament in October at the tournament, Clapp placed fourth Gold Mountain Golf Club’s Olymwith a score of 144 (71-73) and pic Course. The course is a par-72. Wallat placed 10th with a score of Sean Yi from Thomas Jefferson, Spen161 (82-79).

Hannah Yi from Thomas Jefferson, and Celia Beyke and Grace Xu of Decatur qualified for the girls’ tournament. Hannah Yi won the league tournament with a score of 149 (74-75), Beyke placed fourth with a score of 157 (77-80) and Xu placed sixth with a score of 161 (82-79). Tee times will be posted by 5:00 p.m. today on the WIAA website.


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Say no to marijuana stores in Federal Way To the City Council: Thank you for supporting the many wonderful things that are happening in Federal Way. I am a mother of six children as well as an elementary school teacher and citizen. My children grew up here in the city of Federal Way and have benefitted immensely from many of the programs at Thomas Jefferson, most specifically the math and cross country teams and the theater arts programs. Our family has valued the opportunity to pursue quality education as

Election oddities abound in local races So far, 2015 is shaping up as one of the strangest election years in recent memory. First we have the biggest race in the state with potential control of the State House of Representatives at stake. Appointed Democratic state Rep. Carol Gregory is being challenged by Republican Teri Hickel. Gregory has been active in politics most of her adult life and ran for the Legislature two previous times before winning election to the Federal Way school board and serving as its president. Hickel has been very active in the community and is a credible candidate, but she has never run for office before. Watch third party money and how it is spent. The “hit” pieces may drown out the candidates. The biggest race in the state, right here in Federal Way! Then we have several years of controversy with South King Fire and Rescue, including questions on spending, nepotism, cronyism, the failure of the bond and the investigation of a complaint by the chief against one of his commissioner bosses, Mark Freitas. To most fire district followers, Freitas appeared to be the only commissioner who provided any check and balance on the agency. So do we get a groundswell of candidates seeking change and more accountability? No, Freitas decides he’s had enough and won’t run and the other position, held by John

Rickert, draws only one other candidate, Marty Grisham who is the emergency management manager for Tukwila. The three candidates for Freitas’s seat will be perennial Jerry Galland, Roger Flygare, who has also run unsuccessfully for the Legislature and the City Council, and newcomer Bill Fuller. And is the board looking for someone who is independent? Apparently not, they have already endorsed Flygare. Galland will run on a change platform. Both Grisham and Flygare will have to demonstrate that they can be independent and provide a check and balance. Flygare faces the bigger challenge to prove to the public he isn’t already a rubber stamp. Or can the unknown Fuller articulate a position that makes him viable? Not to be outdone, the school board and the City Council were equally odd. Former school board member Angela Griffin left the board because she moved out of her district. She now wants to return to the board in her new district and will run against incumbent Claire Wilson. Then, incumbent Danny Peterson didn’t file to run again and will seed the seat to his opponent from four years ago, Liz Drake. Drake dropped out of that race to return to the school district in an administrative position. There was a lot of Bob Roegner


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ne of the great questions that is being discussed in our city is, “How do we attract great businesses to Federal Way?” This seems like a difficult problem, but I thought I would go to the source and ask. In a quest for answers and ideas, I spoke with the CEO of the company I work for, Michael Brown, to ask what it would take for him to move his business to Federal Way. Brown is a partner and CEO of Affirma Consulting, a software consulting business employing approximately 75-100 high tech workers in Bellevue. Right off the bat, he said that moving the headquarters to Federal Way is out of the question. The talent that he has recruited and developed is one of his most valuable assets and he could not risk the attrition that would result if he moved the headquarters far enough where it would disrupt the commuting expectations to work. Furthermore, the headquarters would need to stay close to the customer base, which is primarily on the Eastside and Seattle. However, he would consider a satellite office. “The biggest cost to my business by far is labor, which runs about 50 percent of revenue,” Brown said. “Health insurance and office space are two additional major expenses. This is why Affirma is growing its employee base in the India office. For the productivity of the employees, labor and office space costs are significantly less. Health insurance is provided by the government. “It’s a good value for the business and the employees there are very happy with the deal offered to them by the company. It’s been a win-win. With that said, offshoring to India does have its challenges from time-zone issues to culture issues. A satellite office in Federal Way would not have those challenges, and there may be some opportunities for lower labor and space costs. That would make a meaningful contribution to the business and it would definitely be something we’d want to look at.” I asked specifically, how much of a savings would you need to consider this seriously? He answered that there would be an upfront invest-



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well as our dreams to better ourselves and the world. We always told our children that they could do anything as long as they were willing to work for it. I believe it is our responsibility to prepare the environment in which our children grow. They need a community that is healthy and strong. We want them to be well-educated, inspired problem solvers who can take their places in all areas of civic engagement as educated and positive influences. The graduation rate of Federal Way Public Schools is low. An article from the

Federal Way Mirror in 2013 says that 70 percent of Federal Way students from all the high schools graduated in 2013. Approximately 30 percent of Federal Way kids are not staying in school long enough to graduate. This citation from the American Academy of Pediatrics states that “We know that marijuana can be very harmful to adolescent health and development … it can impair memory and concentration, interfering with learning and is linked to lower odds of completing high school or obtaining a college degree. Regular use is linked to psychologi-

cal problems, poorer lung health and a higher likelihood of drug dependence in adulthood.” It seems likely that the availability and use of marijuana could definitely affect our dropout rates. Marijuana shops may greatly increase marijuana availability to children by making it more readily accessible to the general public and by presenting it to children as a legitimate option for recreation. Does this idea fit into the picture of the vibrant community that we envision for Federal Way? If we want our youth to graduate, marijuana

shops should not be a part of the plan. Too many have been drawn into the pervasive thinking that marijuana is not harmful when so many studies show that it is. Federal Way has many wonderful things to offer young people. It can be a dynamic, thriving community. Or it can foster addiction and high school drop outs. I encourage you to stand up and say no to marijuana stores in Federal Way, which would make marijuana more accessible to our youth. As our city representatives, I urge you to take seriously the responsibility to protect our children. It’s in your hands.

Teresa Angeles, Federal Way

May 22, 2015 [7] [ HYUN from page 6]

ment of building out the infrastructure as well as ongoing overhead for managing a satellite office. If he could see at least 20 percent total reduction in ongoing expenses, he would seriously consider the proposition. Office space: Average quoted rates for commercial class A office space in Federal Way is $31.27 versus $37.65 in Bellevue. With vacancy rates for commercial class A office space in Federal Way at 31.5 percent versus 7.5 percent in Bellevue, there are obviously opportunities for deep discounts to be had in Federal Way in addition to the lower quoted rates. Labor costs: According to the “Some Assembly Required (proposed draft)” document released by Federal Way’s Economic Development office, 87 percent of residents commute outside of the city to work. For technology workers who are primarily working in the Eastside and Seattle, they are typically commuting one-in-ahalf to two hours per day from Federal Way. Cost of living is significantly less in Federal Way than Seattle or the Eastside. Some of those commuters would gladly trade some compensation to save almost 25 percent of their working hours in commute reduction (10 commute hours per 40 work hours). They would be closer to their home and families and would be able to attend school functions and sporting events. Other cost savings: Additionally, there are no business and occupation taxes or employee head tax in Federal Way. I asked the CEO, “So, what’s preventing you from investigating this now? Are there any barriers that are keeping you

No School Memorial Day; 6 schools in session the following day FROM STAFF REPORTS

There is no school for Federal Way Public Schools students and staff on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day, a national holiday. However, six schools will be in session the following day, Tuesday, May 26. This is a make-up day for

from considering this satellite office?” Brown answered, “My biggest concern is the lease commitment I would have to make to figure out if there is an adequate talent pool in the city for my business. I don’t want to be locked in a three-to-fiveyear lease in Federal Way, then find out that I can’t hire quality employees to do the work required in our business. Also, the cost savings are theoretical. I’d treat this as a trial to see if these expense reductions materialize. If they do, then we’ll expand and stay for the long-term. But, if they don’t, I can’t have a long-term lease hanging over our business for a failed experiment.” I asked if he would be willing to make a one year lease commitment for an office space for 10 people. “That would be interesting to me,” he said. Riffing with the conversation, I asked, “What if the city had a pilot program where they took the long-term three to five year lease, then subleased a one year commitment to you. Would you take that?” “The city should definitely give me a call,” Brown said. “There are a lot of factors when we are planning for our growth, but I’d definitely be interested in discussing the proposal.”

Don Hyun is a longtime resident of Federal Way. If you have thoughts on how Federal Way can recruit your business, contact him at donhyun@ Join the LinkedIn group of technology workers in Federal Way to show employers that there is a great pool of tech talent in the area at groups/Federal-WayTechnology-Workers-Association-8288052/about students attending these schools that were closed on Nov. 12, 2014 due to a windstorm. The following schools will operate on regular schedule and student transportation will be provided: • Todd Beamer High School • Sequoyah Middle School • Brigadoon Elementary • Lakeland Elementary • Rainier View Elementary • Valhalla Elementary All other schools in the district are closed May 26.



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Q&A with Mr. FW: Stolen bonsai and sparse candidates Q cover Federal Way posted and Tweeted about the poor little San Jose Juniper tree. Nonetheless, it seemed to work because a man located the shrub in a bush, severely pruned. The good samaritan returned it to its rightful owner, the Pacific Bonsai Museum, and they gleefully stated with some tender love and care, it should be back to its 60-year-old self in a few years. Who would do such a thing? Could they possibly have wanted to start their own bonsai family? Never mind their actions were probably a felony because, who knew, the bonsai was worth a few thousand dol-

lars. Oops. And Mr. Federal Way, quite frankly, doesn’t feel like opining on Sound Transit or South King Fire and Rescue (shocking) and somewhat sympathizes with big media for their reasons on not covering these issues. The heat is so high with those two it’s almost (almost) too much for Mr. Federal Way. Expect longer, more thought out stances on these beasts in the near future. Q: Mr. Federal Way, I was shocked to see so few candidates file for our local public seats. What’s the deal? A: If Mr. Federal Way is being honest, it’s not shocking that incumbent Councilwoman Susan Honda is by herself in this race while Councilwoman Lydia Assefa-Dawson has two challengers — Anthony Murrietta and Mark

Greene. Honda would have been hard to beat. Assefa-Dawson, not so much. Honda is one of the strongest council members, while Assefa-Dawson is undoubtedly the weakest. As much as Mr. Federal Way appreciates AssefaDawson’s contributions to the community and her hard work to get to where she is today, it’s too apparent that she’s uninformed about basic city issues and maybe her contenders see that too. While the other council seats have at least two candidates, the Federal Way Public Schools board of education has two seats with only one candidate. Hello Liz Drake, what happened to Danny Peterson? Did the sight of your Public Disclosure Commission filing cause him to back out? We all know you would

have won if it wasn’t for that principal position — the August primary was a good indicator of that. Hiroshi Eto is also a shooin after being appointed to fill former board president Tony Moore’s position. But why not challenge the newbie? There were a good handful of applicants when that position was open mid-term for an appointment. South King Fire and Rescue board of fire commissioners have about the most candidates for two seats, so Mr. Federal Way will give some slack to those candidates, but Lakehaven Utility District left incumbent Ronald Nowicki by himself for Position No. 5. So, congratulations Honda, Drake, Eto and Nowicki — you all don’t have to work as hard this campaign season. But, really, all it does is

Julie Hiller announces bid for council

running for Federal Way City Council, Position 5. Councilman Bob Celski, who currently holds the seat, is not seeking reelection. Candidate Mark Koppang also filed to run for Position 5. As a 27-year resident, Hiller is passionate about Federal Way.

“I am committed to than 50 associates. conservative spending and Hiller currently works at compassionate caring for Coldwell Banker Danforth all residents. One of FedProperty Management eral Way’s greatest assets where she is the operations is its diversity. I will manager. She is work to ensure citiresponsible for zens across all culbusiness operatural and economic tions and results lines are well-served of the $1 millionby city government,” plus per annual wrote Hiller in a property managemedia release. ment business for Julie Hiller She plans on utithe company. lizing her extensive Hiller is active business experience in the Light of in her council role. She Christ Lutheran Church spent 19 years at Russell and is currently leading the Investments, achieving the Human Care Ministry. She level of manager of operaserves on the board of the tions – global consulting. Light of Christ Community In this position, Hiller was Garden. responsible for business She is actively involved unit planning and forecast- at her daughter’s school, ing, budget preparation, and was recently appointed review and reporting for a to the board of her daugh$20 million division, and ter’s high school for the staff management of more upcoming year.

Hiller believes it is her professional background and real-world experience in business and volunteer work that has prepared her to take the next step to serve the people of Federal Way. She said she brings to the position strategic planning skills, budgeting and fiscal accountability, along with in-depth experience in negotiation and consensus building, fundraising, diplomacy and integrity. As a member of the City Council, her areas of focus would include: • Balancing fiscal responsibility with resource allocation and problemsolving for Federal Way’s most under-served citizens. • Increasing public safety – continue to invest in the Federal Way Police Department and support their ef-


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hurt constituents if solid contenders don’t step up to challenge other candidates. If you have a lot of criticism about any of the aforesaid agencies, as Mr. Federal Way does, perhaps you should have considered running. Mr. Federal Way is still polishing his election night speech for the day Federal Wayans cast votes for Federal Way’s finest when he decides to do something about everything he has opined about. Q: Mr. Federal Way, will you attend the Kiwanis Club and Historical Society’s Memorial Day event on Monday? A: None of your business.

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A graduate of KentMeridian High School, Hiller came to Federal Way for a job at a local real estate company. She met her future husband, Byron Hiller, at the same office and married him the next year. They have a daughter who is active in sports, music and theater. As secretary of the Federal Way Rotary Club, Hiller has been active on the Community Service Committee and the Gala Auction Committee, which raises more than $100,000 annually for local causes.  Hiller is an Advancing Leadership graduate and a ReachOut volunteer, helping to organize and provide meals at Federal Way homeless shelters.



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: Mr. Federal Way, it’s so funny broadcast news jumped on this missing bonsai tree story. You would have thought someone was murdered. Too bad they can’t do that with important issues such as the future of the Federal Way Link Extension alignment or whether South King Fire and Rescue will pass their next attempt at a bond. A: Failing to see the question here, Mr. Federal Way will take your bait and agree that big media is all about getting the clicks, views and fun stories. Mr. Federal Way’s Google alerts for “Federal Way” were on fire these last few days as news outlets that don’t usually

May 22, 2015 [9]

Council recommends I-5 route for light rail extension BY RAECHEL DAWSON


he Federal Way City Council recently voted 6-1 on a resolution supporting the proposed Interstate 5 alignment for the Federal Way Link Extension. They also unanimously voted on a letter of recommendation to be sent to Sound Transit on that alignment before the public comment period closes on May 26. Sound Transit published a Draft Environmental Impact Statement listing several alignment options for light rail as it extends south. These alternatives include constructing light rail along State Route 99 (Pacific Highway South) or Interstate 5. There are also versions that include crossovers of the two. While this route is unfunded at this time, Sound Transit officials are planning the next phase of the currently-funded section from Angle Lake to the Kent/Des Moines area. This includes light rail and a station at South 272nd Street — light rail they have voter

approval for but no current funds. But picking a route alternative that will go from South 272nd Street to downtown Federal Way has been somewhat divisive. Highline College President Jack Bermingham and student body vice president Ruth Krizan spoke at the council meeting, urging the council to support a station and alignment that benefits the college, which is located in Des Moines but serves about 3,300 students from Federal Way. “Highline is not a stop, it’s a destination,” Bermingham said, noting the Highline College board hasn’t taken a stance on an alignment but has focused on the location of a future station near Highline. Bermingham said Highline College serves a disproportionate number of students who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and to not consider them when making a recommendation would be a critical error. Krizan presented the student body’s own resolution, which was written in a letter by the president of the associated student body

Federal Way Public School’s FRED bus gears up for summer FROM STAFF REPORTS

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of Highline College, Laura Yanez. “We are resolved in endorsing a new station called Highline College Station, in the tradition of naming stations by local landmarks and acknowledging the importance of our college as the preeminent destination and landmark in this region,” the resolution states. “We have been here for 50 years and will likely be here for the next 50 years and beyond.” The student body supports a station on Pacific Highway South instead of 30th Avenue. “Foot traffic distance times to campus and safety raise concerns for students, faculty and staff as they hike from the station to the campus,” the resolution continues. “Further, we request that the station be on the west side of Highway 99 next to the college.” Federal Way resident Richard Champion encouraged the council to think about a different alignment along SR-99 because of the potential for transitoriented development. He said potential development is double, maybe even “quadruple” the size if the

food, learning, fitness and fun for children. The green bus will bring books and games including some that kids can take home with them, computers to use and lunch. Physical education specialists are part of the FRED team again this summer, school district officials said. They will be

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Michelle F. Davis, originally from Federal Way but most recently residing in Las Vegas, passed away on May 16, 2015 after suffering a stroke. Michelle was born in Kirkland, WA on May 16, 1984 and graduated from Federal Way High School. She is survived by her daughter Ava Rae; her parents, Pam Novak and Dan Davis Sr.; her brother Danny Davis Jr., his wife Katrina, his children Daniel Davis III and Lilly May Davis, along with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The service for Michelle will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 31st at Church of the Good Shepherd, located at 345 S. 312th Street, Federal Way. Reception to follow.

alignment is immersed in a city instead of near a freeway. “What we’re trying to talk about is the future of Federal Way,” Champion said. “Federal Way is the 10th-largest city in this state. This won’t be complete probably until the 2030s. Funding doesn’t exist for it. None of you will probably be on the City Council by then if I’m being honest. So it’s not going to be affecting your position, not going to be affecting businesses because businesses come and go.” While the council ultimately voted for an I-5 alignment because it affects the lowest number of parcels, has the least adverse impacts on the city and its businesses in the retail core, it preserves the $100 million investment already made to SR-99, and would cost $400 million less than an SR-99 route, they modified Resolution No. 15-686 so that it would emphasize the city’s support of Highline College. Section 3 of the resolution reads: Based upon a detailed analysis of the alternatives, review of the

Sound Transit officials are seeking to eventually extend light rail south from South 272nd Street to downtown Federal Way. Courtesy of Sound Transit

Draft Environmental Impact Statement and public outreach, the City Council hereby expresses its preference for a station location that is as close as possible to Highline College, but still facilitates an I-5 alignment, the exact location and details of which should be negotiated with the city’s affected regional partners, including Des Moines, Kent and Highline College. The city’s supplemental letter of support to King County Executive Dow Constantine, the chair of the Sound Transit board,

at each site once a week to share ideas for staying active during the summer months. All kids, birth to 18, are welcome to visit FRED. FRED will be at the following sites from June 22 to July 30, Monday through Thursday: • 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. at Camelot Square,

Pete W. Moser

Pete W. Moser, 79, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home in Auburn, WA. He was born on December 16, 1935 in Yakima, WA to Pete and Mary (Feist) Moser. Pete married Ann Schweitzer on April 23, 1960 in Seattle, Washington. They were happily married for 55 years. Pete was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Federal Way, Washington. Pete is survived by his 5 children and 14 grandchildren. A Rosary will be held in St. Vincent de Paul, 30525 8th Ave. S., Federal Way WA 98003, on Thursday, May 28th at 9:30 a.m. with the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. A reception will be held immediately following the Funeral Mass in the church hall. The entombment will be at Gethsemane Cemetery, Federal Way following the reception at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests Masses offered in Pete's memory.

included encouragement for placing a station so that there’s pedestrian access to Highline College “by an elevated pedestrian/bicycle bridge from east of SR-99 to the college.” The letter was drafted and is expected to be signed by Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan, SeaTac Mayor Mia Gregerson, Kent Mayor Suzette Cook and Kent Council President Dana Ralph, along with Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell and Deputy Mayor Jeanne Burbidge.

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September 23, 1939-May 2, 2015 Sharon was a long time resident of Federal Way. Her husband, Robert, is inviting family and friends to come together at Christ’s Church, located at 941 S. Dash Point Road, on the 31st of May at 1:30 p.m. for a Celebration of Life service. Any one wishing to make a donation in her honor may contribute to the Federal Way Lions Foundation P.O. Box 3552; Federal Way, 98063 or the charity of your choice. Sharon was a kind, friendly and engaging personality who loved people. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Those who worked with her at Alaska Airlines before her retirement valued her various skills in accounting and honest interaction. A heartfelt thanks from the family for all the prayers and love that was poured out during Sharon’s long battle for her life.

[10] May 22, 2015

Home invasion, kidnapping ends in arrest BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ


olice arrested a home invasion robbery suspect Sunday night after he allegedly entered a Federal Way man’s home, assaulted him and eventually stole a car and kidnapped a woman who was in the back seat. The incident began at 4:13 p.m., when Federal Way police officers responded to a home invasion robbery in the 28900 block of 28th Place S. in Federal Way. The victim

told police an unknown male entered his house, assaulted him and stole his Mercedes, according to Cathy Schrock, police spokeswoman. There were no notable injuries to the victim, she said. The suspect then fled and dumped the Mercedes near Auburn at the Circle K gas station located at South 288th Street and 51st Avenue South in King County. He proceeded to steal another vehicle, kidnapping a woman who was in the back seat. Police said there was a gun in the trunk of that car.

The man was also arrested on April 4 for allegedly stealing two vehicles — including a Mercedes. In that case, Auburn police initiated a K-9 track of the suspect when a woman reported a suspicious Mercedes was parked next to her home. As she passed the vehicle, a man inside the Mercedes ducked down, according to probable cause documents. Police found the suspect walking southbound in the 400 block of the alley between Pike Street Northeast and R Street Northeast in Auburn. He had the Toyota keys on him and police also found the keys to the stolen Mercedes nearby. In the April 4 vehicle theft case, the suspect was unconditionally released from jail on April 14.

Federal Way police located the stolen vehicle at The Commons mall and initiated a pursuit, which ended in Milton when the suspect’s stolen vehicle slid into a ditch, Schrock said. The woman was unharmed. The 24-year-old Auburn man was booked into King County jail, pending charges of kidnapping, robbery and auto theft. The suspect has a prior felony conviction for taking a motor vehicle without permission, as well as a misdemeanor warrant out of Federal Way for forgery.

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Free document shredding, medicine disposal at Family Green Fest FROM STAFF REPORTS

The city of Federal Way will host the fifth annual Family Green Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at the Federal Way Community Center (876 S. 333rd St.). This free and fun event will feature kid’s activities, environmental information and demonstrations, plus eco-friendly items for sale. The event will also offer free document shredding and safe medicine disposal. Residents can drop off up to two boxes of documents for shredding, courtesy of Woodstone Credit Union and improve

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Council Position No. 1 • Anthony Murrietta • Mark Greene

household safety by getting rid composting. of old or unwanted medication, Spanish-speaking “facilitadocourtesy of the Federal Way ras” volunteers will be on-site to Police Department. answer recycling and compost Kids can touch a Waste Manquestions. agement recycling truck, take a Residents can purchase a sixphoto with Chuck-the-Cart, get pack of super-energy efficient their face painted, play educaLED light bulbs for $10 (a $75 tional games and do arts and value) or reusable alpaca wool crafts during Family Green dryer balls that prevent Fest. static cling. Attendees will also There will also be GREEN enjoy the wide variety information on rain of “green” educational water collection barrels, topics. which can be ordered at Learn all about bird the event, plus you’ll learn watching, community about the uses and benefits of gardens, how to access locallyessential oils. grown organic produce, green For more information about and safe cleaning ideas, lowthe Family Green Fest, visit impact gardening, local “ made trade” barter events, FamilyGreenFest or contact Jealibrary services and programs, nette Brizendine, city of Federal recycling and waste reducWay recycling project manager tion ideas, solar energy, water at conservation and worm bin or 253-835-2771.


• Incumbent Lydia Assefa-Dawson Council Position No. 3 • Incumbent Susan Honda Council Position No. 5 • Mark Koppang • Julie L. Hiller Council Position No. 7 • Incumbent Dini Duclos

• P.K. Thumbi Incumbent Lydia AssefaDawson will face chair of the Revived Citizens Party Mark Greene and Anthony Murrietta, a Parks and Planning Commissioner for the city. Assefa-Dawson was appointed to the council in

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Director District No. 2 • Angela Griffin • Incumbent Claire Wilson Director District No. 3 • Liz Drake Director District No. 5 • Incumbent Hiroshi Eto Former Federal Way Public Schools board member Angela Griffin, who served from 2008 to 2014, will vie against incumbent Claire Wilson. Wilson, the board’s current vice president and legislative liaison, has been with the board since she was first elected in 2011. Unopposed Liz Drake will likely take over current school board member Danny Peterson’s position. Drake filed for this position against Peterson in 2011 but dropped out of the race after the district hired her for a principal position at Thomas Jefferson High School. Retired civil engineer Hiroshi Eto, also unopposed, was appointed after former school board member Tony Moore resigned just after his felony theft conviction.


Commissioner Position No. 2 • Roger Flygare

• Bill Fuller • Jerry Galland Commissioner Position No. 3 • Incumbent John Rickert • Marty Grisham Having run for open seats several times, Roger Flygare and Jerry Galland are longtime campaigners. Both will face FRM Consultant Bill Fuller in the August primary election. The position opened after longtime commissioner Mark Freitas recently announced he will not seek re-election. Incumbent John Rickert, elected in 2010, is a retired captain who served in the Federal Way Fire Department for 32 years. He will vie against Marty Grisham, the emergency management manager for the city of Tukwila.


Commissioner Position No. 3 • Richard Peterson • Peter Sanchez • Randy Smith Commissioner Position No. 5 • Incumbent Ronald E. Nowicki Manager of all Catholic Cemeteries in King County, Richard Peterson, is among candidates Peter Sanchez, a Southwest Suburban Sewer District employee, and Randall Smith, a former Parks and Recreation Board commissioner, who are all vying for the commissioner position currently occupied by Charles Gibson. Unopposed incumbent Ron Nowicki has been with the Lakehaven Utility District Board of Commissioners since he was appointed in July 2006.

[12] May 22, 2015

New graduation requirements FROM STAFF REPORTS

Next year’s ninth grade students, the class of 2019, must rise to new state requirements – an increase in the number of credits students must earn to graduate. School district officials said the new requirements have given the district the opportunity to expand the high school schedule to

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of an additional fire station and a new fleet maintenance shop. To figure out a way to fulfill those needs, South King Fire and Rescue Chief Allen Church presented the commission a list of several options for the future. These options include: 1. Place the $53 million bond on the November 2015 ballot Church said November elections nearly always have the highest voter turnout. This election is also expected to garner more votes because of the 30th Legislative District race between Rep. Carol Gregory and Teri Hickel. The deadline to file for this election is on Aug. 4. 2. Place the $53 million on the August 2016 ballot Because Sound Transit is expected to put “ST3” on the ballot in November 2016, Church said August 2016 will allow the district to avoid having two measures on the ballot that both ask for a tax increase. Additionally, he pointed out February is typically a time when school districts seek funds. 3. Reduce the amount of the bond to $30 million and put it on the November 2015, April or August 2016 ballot Reducing the amount of the bond to cover the aid cars, earthquake seismic upgrades and other needs will cover costs temporarily, better meet the needs of all students. Specifically, eliminating the disadvantages created by the current sixcredit-per-year schedules in place at some school district high schools. Next year, a new daily class schedule will be implemented to ensure that all students have the opportunity to earn up to eight credits each year. What does that mean for students? • More opportunities for success

• More support during the school day • More flexibility • Access to more classes • And, more electives To join the conversation about changing requirements for high school graduation, attend one of five forums occurring in the near future. Students and families of the Class of 2019 – this year’s eighth graders, and members of the classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 are encouraged to attend a fo-

rum. If parents and students can’t attend the forum at the students’ high school, they can attend one of the other events that begin at 6:30 p.m.: • May 28 at FWPA, Truman and TAFA at the Educational Service Center • May 27 at Decatur High School • June 1 at Todd Beamer High School • June 3 at Federal Way High School • June 4 at Thomas Jefferson High School

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Church said. Ultimately, $53 million is what will set the district up for the next 20 years. 4. Consider a second limited term general obligation bond A general obligation bond only requires board approval, which will “take care of things immediately.” About $6 million of a $13 million general obligation bond will go toward paying off the first bond with the rest to pay for the most-needed capital improvements. 5. Request grant money from the state Church said requesting money from the state is expensive as rates are competitive and the district would be expected to pay the first year. 6. Consider a lease/purchase program A lease or purchase program is available for engine, aid and training vehicles, however it would come out of the district’s general revenue stream. 7. Issue a bond but cease their maintenance and operations levy, which will expire after 2016 The maintenance and operations levy is a four year, $3.5 million a year levy that runs out after 2016. Church said if citizens are truly strapped financially, the board can decide to run a bond instead of the maintenance and operations levy. This allows the district

to use general revenues on regular things like operational costs instead of capital, which a portion is allotted. “The growth in the community over the last two years hasn’t made up for the 30 percent loss we had in our revenue, which the [maintenance and operations] levy intended to replace,” Church said. “So we’re still going to be a little short but if the community says we can’t afford any increase at all, let’s at least get the bond issued and get the public the same affective levy rate and not do a [maintenance and operations] levy.” Church said citizens would essentially be paying the same amount as they do now. After the options were presented, all of the commissioners present voiced support for putting the $53 million bond on the November 2015 ballot, however, there won’t be a final decision until July. Gates and commissioner John Rickert pointed out the district was in danger of losing the Class II department status if a bond isn’t passed, while commissioner Mark Thompson was concerned about how much more money the district would have to spend because the bond wasn’t passed this time around. “We budgeted so much

money to run an election and now we’re going to have to run two,” Thompson said. “The delay is going to have an increase on our bond rating and it could be more than half a percent, we don’t know.” Not to mention building costs associated with a delay, he said. But Rickert and Thompson were both opposed to taking out loans to pay off other loans and nearly all agreed there should be more communication with the community if they do decide to run the bond again this November election. “I think the citizens have shown their support for the fire department with a 57 [percent] majority vote on this issue and I think that if they understand that they need to get out and vote,” Rickert said. “We only lost this by a few hundred votes.” At least two commissioners focused on the perceived false information surrounding the bond and the statement the “con” committee made that was published on the ballot. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there, people thinking it’s gonna pay salaries and what have you with it and that’s not the case,” Thompson said. “You can’t do that. State law says you can’t do that, it’s got to be for capital improvements only.” He added that the “fear mongering” is killing the fire district and is essentially wasting citizen’s money. “It has to stop,” Thompson said. Vice chair James Fossos agreed. “This is real life, people’s

lives are at stake and I think some of the irresponsible critics that came after us, some of the things that they stated were incredulously deceptive,” Fossos, a former firefighter, said. “You cannot go to a fire or an aid unit event or a rescue without having the proper apparatus to get there. You can’t put people on skateboards or tricycles and respond to a fire. I think it’s offensive what some of these people that run the con committee put out there and they’re irresponsible and cause a lot of damage to not only themselves but their effort to improve the type of quality service our citizens have come to respect.” Federal Way resident Matthew Jarvis, who wrote the con committee statement for the measure, said it was “pathetic” the South King Fire and Rescue Board is “blaming 200 hastily written words in the voter’s pamphlet as the reason 7,500 people voted no to this levy [sic].” “Instead of looking for solutions to a 20-plus year losing streak, they are making excuses for yet another of their failures,” Jarvis said. “Apparently, the immaturity that led to them suing commissioner Freitas for staring at people is a systemic issue and not just a one-time event. It is terrifying to think that these same men are responsible for the safety of our community. “As for their sad claims that the voter’s pamphlet was deceptive, I dare any commissioner to meet me for a public debate over the merits of my claims versus

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in the Federal Way Public Schools system. Coats are needed for all ages, preschool through high school. The district is still accepting donations of lightly used or new items for the garage sale, which will be used to purchase coats for students. For more information on the fundraiser, please contact Laveda Nichols 253-945-2062. The Educational Services Center is located in room 139 at 33330 Eighth Ave. S. theirs. Maybe then South King Fire and Rescue will finally address why they spend $200,000 a year on pet projects instead of firefighter safety.” However, the South King Fire and Rescue fire district hasn’t run a bond since 1992 — this is their first in more than 20 years. “This is very progressive for us when we are thinking about the future needs, future needs of the citizens that we represent,” Fossos said at the meeting. “It’s very frustrating to work as hard as we do and as hard as we have to watch the chief put his lifeblood into this department and to see a few people talk about a fire engine going to a grocery store.” Fossos added that the department responds to an emergency call about every 31 minutes, 24 hours a day. Last year, they responded to 17,600 emergency calls. South King Fire and Rescue officials project a population increase in the district, which serves Federal Way, Des Moines and parts of unincorporated King County. Emergency calls have increased by about 14 percent since 2010 and they estimate the trend will continue past 2020. Throughout the years, the fire department has transferred operating revenues from the general fund into a capital reserve account to fund the various equipment, apparatus and facility needs. But, according to firefighter officials, the recession caused their capital reserve system “to be used only as absolutely necessary” and they experienced a 30 percent annual reduction in property tax revenue. Before any decisions are made about rerunning the bond, Church said there will likely be another special meeting with the board of fire commissioners in late June or early July, as well as an opportunity for a Citizen Advisory Team to convene.

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Man shot in leg during walk CRIME

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Police Blotter The following is a sample from the Federal Way police log: Woman sees burglar leave her home: At 11 a.m. on May 18 in the 28000 block of 19th Ave. S., a woman reported she was away from home between 8-11 a.m. Upon returning home, she noticed the back door window broken out in the garage, and the door leading to her home was open. She looked through the house and noticed a laptop computer and small TV were missing from the living room. She checked upstairs and on her way back downstairs, she observed a black male subject leaving her garage through the back door. Police did not locate the suspect. Homeless man stands on bridge overpass: At 1:33 p.m. on May 18 at Enchanted Parkway South and the northbound Interstate 5 overpass, a police officer driving by observed a man standing on the bridge overpass with no shoes on and something off to the side of the road. When the man saw the officer walk over to him, the man appeared paranoid and advised the officer that other subjects at his homeless camp were plotting to rob him, but the officer did not see any people in the area. Police located a large machete on the bridge near where the man was standing. He was involuntarily committed. Fraudster takes receipt from trash can: At 1:30 p.m. on May 18 at 2201 S. Commons, the suspect took a receipt out of a trash receptacle in front of Target and then selected a matching item inside the store (valued under $10) in an attempt to fraudulently return the item for cash. A Target

Loss Prevention officer who is familiar with the suspect and his repeated attempts at fraudulent returns stopped the suspect before he could make the return. At the Loss Prevention officer’s request, police issued the suspect a five-year notice of trespass. Shoplifter didn’t want to pee his pants: At 3:39 p.m. on May 18 at 1701 S. Commons, a man stole a $5 hammer from Sears, then a witness observed the suspect urinating in the store’s parking lot. When police contacted the suspect, he admitted to stealing the hammer and he returned it to police. He also admitted to relieving himself in the parking lot, explaining that “he had to go real bad” and didn’t want to [pee] his pants.” A Loss Prevention officer relayed to police that Sears did not wish to prosecute the suspect for theft but asked that he be trespassed. Man arrested for unlawful imprisonment of wife: At 7:03 p.m. on May 18 in the 31000 block of 14th Ave. S., police responded to a residence after a neighbor reported to 911 that there were sounds of a domestic disturbance. Upon arriving, a man wearing a torn T-shirt with blood on the front of it and a cut on his head opened the apartment door. Officers entered the apartment and it appeared the man’s wife was upset and afraid. The man told police that his wife had passed out “from anxiety” during an argument. Once police determined there was probable cause to arrest the husband, they placed him in handcuffs and he gave police a second version of what happened. He said he returned home from an interview and advised his wife he would get a call back. He said his wife got angry and got in his face, calling him names. He said he pushed his wife and she started yelling that she could not see. An officer confronted the man about this version of the story and that it did not make sense. The man

added, “Well, she hit a chair with the back of her head.” The wife told police that she told her husband that morning before going to work that she wanted a divorce. When she returned from work, she was watching TV when her husband, who she believes was intoxicated, returned. She said her husband took her phone, punched her in the face, causing her to fall back into the wall. He also kept her from leaving the apartment. She told police he proceeded to hit her in the head, knock her to the ground, grab her neck and drag her down the hall. The wife was able to grab a glass container and strike her husband’s head. She said he also punched her while he was choking her and said he was going to kill her. Police took photos of her injuries, including bruising to her jaw and eye. They arrested the man for second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment. Man arrested for strangling girlfriend: At 7:12 p.m. on May 18 in the 30000 block of Military Road S., the victim reported that her boyfriend strangled her during a dispute about money. She was unable to breathe when he strangled her, her throat hurt during the incident and she told police it hurt to swallow. She also stated that her boyfriend said he would take her home but instead he took her to the Super Mall and through several neighborhoods in an attempt to talk to her. She did not want to talk and repeatedly told him that she wanted to go home. When they arrived at the apartment complex, he strangled her, she said. Police find victims’ IDs on shoplifter: At 5:41 p.m. on May 17 at 2101 S. Commons, a suspect was arrested for shoplifting at Kohl’s. During a search of the suspect, police found him in possession of drug paraphernalia associated with heroin, shaved keys, ID cards belonging to five victims

and several checks belonging to different victims. Former employee threatens to bomb car near business: At 4:27 a.m. on May 16 in the 31600 block of Pacific Highway South, the victim reported that the suspect called someone at the business and told him to get everyone out of the business because he put a bomb in the victim’s vehicle and was going to blow it up. The suspect is a former employee who was in the business earlier that day and was witnessed on video camera standing outside behind the victim’s vehicle that was parked in front of the business. An officer attempted to contact the suspect at his residence with no success. Unknown suspect shoots man in leg: At 1:18 a.m. May 16 in the 1000 block of S. 359th St., police were dispatched to a shooting call near Todd Beamer High School at 35999 16th Ave. S. The 21-year-old victim, who had a gunshot wound to his leg, was at St. Francis hospital, where his friends had dropped him off. An officer spoke with the victim at the hospital, who said he got a text message from an acquaintance, telling him about a get together at a friend’s house. The victim arrived at the Crosspoint Apartments at around 10:15 p.m., where there were seven other people. After a few shots of alcohol, the victim and three other males decided to walk down South 359th Street towards Pacific Highway South to get some air and walk off their drinks. They walked until they got to a gate that had a chain and padlock on it on South 359th Street that blocked off a gravel road that led into the woods. At this point, the victim observed three dark colored sedan-type vehicles traveling westbound on South 359th Street, one after another. The vehicles were traveling the speed limit and passed the four males who were walking. The victim heard what sounded like a vehicle driving over a rock. He told police his leg felt like it went dead and he started to limp and his leg went numb. His friends pulled

out their cell phone and used the light to look at his leg and he saw blood soaking his pant leg. They dropped him off at the hospital, where the doctor confirmed that the victim was shot in his shin. The bullet fragmented in the leg but did not hit the bone. The doctor said the bullet will most likely remain in his shin but he did not think the victim would need surgery. The victim did not know who shot him and did not know anyone who was mad at him or would do this to him. He did not wish to prosecute the person(s) who shot him. Police processed the crime scene near the gate in the 1000 block of South 359th Street and they did not find any shell casings or blood anywhere near the gate or on South 359th Street. Police booked the victim’s clothing into evidence. Sex offender fails to register: At 7:52 a.m. on May 16, police discovered a level two sex offender failed to register his current address with the King County Sheriff’s Office on April 21, as required by his sex offender registration. A felony filing will follow. Man challenges store that gave him counterfeit bill: At 2:14 p.m. on May 14 at 31855 Pacific Highway S., the victim said he received a $10 bill as change from the AM/PM that was counterfeit. He went to the AM/PM to confront them but he said they denied that they gave it to him and did not give him a real $10 bill. He turned the bill into the police, who confirmed that it was counterfeit. Police booked the bill into evidence and closed the case. Man presents knife during store robbery: At 10:34 p.m. on May 16 in the 2100 block of SW 336th St., police responded to Safeway for the report of a recent robbery. The initial report was that the Loss Prevention officer attempted to detain two males who stole $230.36 worth of alcohol from the store and that one of the males presented a knife after the officer confronted him. The males left the store with the

alcohol. Police found and arrested one of the suspects, a 50-year-old Federal Way man, and found a pocket knife on him. He was booked into SCORE jail for investigation of first-degree robbery. Police did not locate the second suspect who presented the knife during the robbery. During an interview, the suspect in custody denied having any part of displaying a weapon and said he had no knowledge that his friend had done anything like that. The man refused to “give up his friend” and would not provide his name. Police advised the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office that they did not believe that there was sufficient evidence at this time to file felony charges for the 50-year-old suspect. They requested that he be released from custody regarding the felony charges. However, there was sufficient evidence to establish probable cause for third-degree theft. A police officer later conducted a search of the local database looking for the suspect’s known associations and police found one in particular who matched the Loss Prevention officer’s description of the second unknown suspect. Police assembled a photo montage and asked the Loss Prevention officer to review the montage. The officer selected a subject who is currently incarcerated and was in custody at the time of the robbery. Police were unable to identify the suspect with the knife. Soon-to-be-evicted tenant seen with handgun: At 3:28 p.m. on May 15 at 31223 20th Ave. S., the manager of an apartment complex called 911 to say that a soon-to-be-evicted tenant was seen in the parking lot with a handgun. Several police units responded and were in position while police investigated this further. The investigation showed that while the tenant is a paranoid suspected drug user, he did not commit any crime. He apparently came outside with the gun in response to someone beeping their car horn.

Missing mother, daughter found in Federal Way A Bellevue police detective found a missing mother and her daughter in Federal Way on Sunday afternoon. Nichol Pappas-Haffie, 37, and her 3-year-old daughter Emilea Switzer were reported missing and

endangered because of Pappas-Haffie’s past drug abuse. The girl’s grandparents, who had been caring for her, hadn’t seen either of them since May 10, Mother’s Day. Pappas-Haffie was visiting with her daughter that day but didn’t return her that night.

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Volunteers treat seniors to pampering before prom BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ


endy McIntosh holds a curling iron steady as she waits to move to the next lock of Elsy Alemam’s long brown hair. Inside a portable at Federal Way High School on Saturday afternoon, amidst a scent of vanilla hairspray and fingernail polish, other volunteers paint fingernails, apply blush and lipstick as they share prom memories with Alemam and other senior girls. Four Federal Way High School girls were treated to an afternoon of pampering before their prom later that evening. The afternoon was made possible, thanks to Communities In Schools outreach coordinator Kaitlin Thomas, who partnered with Federal Way High School teacher Juliana Martin and members of Grace Church. Last year, Thomas and others helped two girls do their hair and make-up. And for the past two years, they painted girls’ nails before the school’s homecoming dance. “To me, it’s the little


things that I get to help out with — it’s empowering for [the students] and these are those memorable moments you can look back on and smile,” Thomas said, adding that she hopes the event continues to “keep rolling and we get more girls each year.” Shelby Ott, a hairstylist and make-up artist for The Refinery Style Bar in Tacoma, curled senior Jazmine Tivvets’s hair during the event. Ott heard about the event through her church. Grace Church member Jessica Montessi was also on hand during the event to help with make-up. “I said, ‘of course, this is one of my favorite things to do, so I was very interested,” Ott recalled. Tivvet selected purple fingernail polish to match her lavender prom gown, as Grace Church member Dayna Farlow applied the polish. Once she gave her nails enough time to dry, Tivvet ate strawberries and grapes that the volunteers provided, keeping her fingers straight so she wouldn’t ruin her polish. “It’s very exciting,” Tivvet said of the opportunity to get pampered.

Above, Federal Way High School senior Elsy Alemam (right) smiles as Wendy McIntosh curls her hair and Dayna Farlow paints her nails on Saturday afternoon at the school before the prom. Top, right, Shelby Ott curls senior Jazmine Tivvets’s hair. Bottom, right, Federal Way High School teacher Juliana Martin (left) and Communities in Schools outreach coordinator Kaitlin Thomas. PHOTOS BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, the Mirror

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16 • FEDERAL WAY MIRROR • MAY 22, 2015

We’re on a mission If you’re reading this message, you may feel as we do at Susan G. Komen Puget Sound: we’re on a mission. It’s so important that everyone have access to breast cancer screening programs, as well as equal insurance coverage for cancer treatments. The lives and well-being of our loved ones and all the women in our communities are at stake. Everything we do is aimed at fighting this awful disease, and you can help. Educate yourself about breast health. Encourage your loved ones to be screened. Be an advocate. And don’t forget to join us for the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure® on Sunday, June 7 at Seattle Center. Together we’ll celebrate the strength and courage of breast cancer survivors while raising critical funds to battle breast cancer locally. To save $5 and have your registration fee matched dollar-for-dollar, sign up in person at an Xfinity store from April 20 through Race day. Donations are accepted and matched as well; up to $35. Our thanks to Comcast for their generous matching program, which could bring in as much as $25,000 for our cause. Our appreciation also to presenting sponsor QFC and all the companies and teams who come together to make Race such a great experience each year. Check out our website and fundraising app and be sure to sign up your friends, co-workers and family for Race for the Cure on June 7. Got kids? We’ll have plenty of fun for them and – for the first time – your canine friend! If you’d rather volunteer – or just make a donation – we welcome your participation as well. After Race for the Cure, please check out our other upcoming events and opportunities. Together, we’ll make a difference against breast cancer and in our communities. Yours in the fight, David Richart Executive Director Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

XFINITY STORES OFFER RACE FOR THE CURE REGISTRATION, DONATION MATCHES Comcast is matching Race for the Cure Puget Sound registration fees and donations up to $35 for those who sign up in person at participating Xfinity retail stores. To double your donation, head to your local Xfinity retail store and look for the pink iPad display. Race registrations will be accepted and matched at Xfinity stores through Friday, June 5 and donations through Race day – Sunday, June 7. Comcast has committed to support the matching campaign up to $25,000. The company will match one registration fee or donation per participant. “Employees throughout Comcast participated in the Race for the Cure for years, and it’s exciting to take this support to a new level. I can’t think of anyone at Comcast who hasn’t been touched in some way by breast cancer through personal experience or family and friends. We are excited to partner with the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound and be a part of the solution to end breast cancer,” said Steve Kipp, Vice President of External Affairs for Comcast. Washington State has the 5th highest breast cancer incidence rate in the U.S., according to a 2015 American Cancer Society survey. Breast cancer affects women and men across regions, ethnicities, and ages. In 2015, there are expected to be nearly 295,000 new breast cancer cases and over 40,000 deaths in the United States. For more information about the registration and donation match and a list of participating Xfinity


Taylan Yuasa, a senior at Mercer Island High School and active member of Seattle Buddhist Church Boy Scout Troop 252, designed and produced a series of scout patches to benefit Komen Puget Sound. Inspired by a close relative who was battling breast cancer, Yuasa worked more than 150 community service hours from the initial design stage to selling the patches at scouting events over the spring and summer. Since the initial patch was created, the designs have become wildly popular. Last fall, he presented a $3,500 check to Komen Puget Sound, and he’s not done yet – he’s still selling patches and accepting invitations to speak about the project. From a young age, Yuasa was exposed to the unpredictable effects of breast cancer on his family, which he credits for teaching him some very important life lessons. Watching his loved one live each day without missing a beat – and continuing to go to work during chemotherapy and radiation treatments – led Taylan to his fundraising project. “There was a time when people thought breast cancer was something to be ashamed of, something you kept secret and didn’t discuss in the company of others,” Yuasa said. “But more recently, the Susan G. Komen organization and others have vocalized the

impacts this disease has had on millions, resulting in tremendous strides in funding for cancer research and awareness.” Yuasa hopes that in shedding light on the subject and being a voice for the younger generation, he will inspire people of all ages to get involved. Yuasa attained his Eagle rank in 2010 (at age 13) and has earned dozens of merit badges and other scouting honors. His dad, Mark, is a Troop 252 Scoutmaster.


Rock ‘n’ Soul for the Cure

August 15, 2015 • Benaroya Hall, Seattle Rock & Soul for a cause! Enjoy an evening at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle with Kalimba Band’s R&B, soul, and funk-inspired sound while playing a part in the local fight against breast cancer.

Survivor Celebration Join us at the 2015 Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration aboard a Holland America Line cruise ship. Enjoy a gourmet lunch with stunning views of Puget Sound and the Seattle city skyline, meet other breast cancer survivors and be inspired by special guest speakers. Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91, Seattle. Registration begins in August. ®

September 18-20, 2015 Greater Seattle Area The Susan G. Komen 3-Day is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer.

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October 6, 2015 Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion, Tacoma Lunch for the Cure® brings together Pierce County’s business and community leaders to raise funds for breast health outreach and education in Western Washington and for breast cancer research globally.

Power of a Promise Luncheon ®

October 28, 2015 • Downtown Seattle

The Power of a Promise luncheon brings together the Seattle and Eastside communities to make a powerful statement of commitment to Komen’s promise of a world without breast cancer. Learn more about these and other events at

• One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. • Because every minute, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer. • And because, breast cancer knows no boundaries—be it age, gender, socioeconomic status or geographic location.




We Race because at the current rate, 13 million breast cancer deaths around the world will occur in the next 25 years.

Denny START: 2nd & Mercer E/B Mercer to 5th Ave. S/B 5th Ave. to Cedar W/B Cedar to 4th Ave. S/B 4th to Seneca (East side of street) N/B 4th to Denny (West side of street) W/B Denny (W/B lanes) N/B 2nd Ave to Seattle Center FINISH: 2nd & Harrison (Int’l Fountain)

When you participate and fundraise for the Race, we fight these statistics together. In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (cancer confined to the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent! Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer - transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. This progress was made with your continued support and together we can reach our vision of a world without breast cancer.

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Join us on Sunday, June 7 as we come together to celebrate breast cancer survivors while raising critical funds for the fight against breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of funds raised at the Race support local breast health screening, education and outreach programs. Twenty-five percent of funds raised go toward global research to find a cure. Visit to sign up.

New this Year Your canine companion can be an official part of this year’s Race when you register them for Paws for the Cure 5K walk! Paws for the Cure will begin at 9:00 am at the start line on Race day. A Race bib and pink bandana are included with your dog’s $25 registration fee, which must be purchased as part of an adult walker registration. Only one dog is permitted per adult walker registration.


Join a Team Multiply your impact, multiply your fun! Participating in the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure® with a team increases the fun, the laughter and maybe even the tears you share on Race day. Did you know that every two minutes a new case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the US? Help us fight back by forming a team in honor or in memory of someone you know impacted or touched by breast cancer. Together you make an even greater impact than you could alone. Teams can be of any size and team members do not have to participate in the same event. There is no extra cost to form or join a team.

Make a donation Even if you can’t walk or run, you can lend your support to the breast cancer fight by making a general donation or giving to a participant or team. Visit the Race website to find out how.

Fundraise for the cure Fundraising for the Race is easy! When you register, you automatically receive your own fundraising website which can be personalized. Use it to encourage everyone you know to visit your site where they can see what you are doing in the fight against breast cancer and make a donation on your behalf. The Race website has a full list of other resources you can use to help you achieve your fundraising goals.





• MAY 22, 2015

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Take care of your breast health. Screening mammograms are the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages. If you’re 40 or older, schedule yours today at Franciscan Breast Center. With early morning, walk-in and Saturday appointments, we make it easy to prioritize your breast health. Franciscan Breast Center at St. Francis St. Francis Medical Pavilion 34503 Ninth Ave. S., Suite 320 Federal Way (253) 944-4025 Extended hours; Saturday appointments.



THERE’S A SAYING THAT VOLUNTEERS DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE TIME, but they do have heart. If that’s true, then Susan G. Komen Puget Sound volunteer Barb Tiller has heart—lots of it. The 70-year-old Seattle native has been an active Komen Puget Sound volunteer for 20 years, beginning her involvement with the Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure in 1996. This year’s Race for the Cure brings Barb’s volunteer career full circle as she tackles the challenge of wrangling close to 500 helpers as the Race volunteer co-chair. “I’ve always loved Komen, ever since I started volunteering,” Barb says. That love was born of a chance meeting with a pair of breast cancer survivors, a meeting she counts as a transformational moment in her journey. “They were so full of life and happy,” she recalls. “They’d just gone through treatment and losing a breast, and I thought ‘How could they be happy going through something like that?’” Barb soon recognized

that it is the feeling of sisterhood among survivors that lies at the root of their joy. Since then, Barb has been an active Komen volunteer, providing support for everything from administrative work in the organization’s downtown Seattle office to greeting guests at events. Her volunteer work, she says, “is just something of a passion now. I want to continue to work with Komen and be a part of the cure.” As Race volunteer cochair, Barb is charged with managing a variety of roles required to ensure the event goes smoothly. However, her greatest joy in the role is in seeing all of the other who are also interested in finding a cure. She is inspired by these volunteers, many of them breast cancer survivors, who share her determination to bring an end to the disease.

WAYS TO SUPPORT A SURVIVOR It may be hard to know what to say or do when someone has breast cancer, even when you really want to help. Susan G. Komen has resources for “co-survivors,” along with suggested ways to offer support and take care of yourself during this difficult time. A co-survivor can be anyone who offers support, including family, friends, spouses, partners, kids, co-workers, healthcare providers, support groups and spiritual advisors. There are many ways to support a survivor. Thoughtful gestures big and small mean a lot, whether the person has just been diagnosed or completed treatment years ago. By giving support you show strength and love. There are three main types of support: informational, emotional and practical. Survivors may need different types of support at different times. Informational support involves learning all you can about breast cancer, because the more you know, the more you can help. You can learn common breast cancer terms and treatment options, make a list of questions to ask the

doctor, or gather information for your loved one and share what you’ve learned. Emotional support means you’re aware a diagnosis of breast cancer can bring about a wide range of emotions including shock, fear, denial, sadness and anger. As your loved one goes through this, just listen. Let them express their feelings. Give them a hug if it will be of comfort. Practical support means helping with dayto-day tasks. You could offer to cook or clean, drive them to the doctor, deliver a hot meal, do laundry, send a note or watch their kids. Sometimes co-survivors need help too. Support groups are available for caregivers. You can also ask others to help so that you can take a break. By going to, you can connect with others on Komen’s cosurvivor message board and create an online calendar to assist your loved one. If you’re a co-survivor in need of support or tips, visit or call the breast care helpline at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).

Making healthy lifestyle choices Healthy lifestyle choices may help lower your risk of different types of cancer and other health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Though not all these behaviors lower the risk of breast cancer, they are good for overall health.

• Eat at least 2 ½ cups of fruits and vegetables every day. • Choose 100 percent whole grain foods (such as 100 percent whole grain breads and cereals, brown rice, millet and quinoa).

• Be physically active (get regular exercise).

• Limit red meat and processed meat. Choose chicken, fish or beans more often.

• Achieve and maintain a healthy weight. (Survivors who are overweight or obese should limit high-calorie foods and beverages and increase physical activity to help with weight loss.)

• Limit “bad” fats (saturated and trans fats). These are found in foods such as red meat, fatty deli meats, poultry skin, full fat dairy, fried foods, margarine, donuts and microwave popcorn.

• Eat “good” fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats). These are found in foods such as olive and canola oil, nuts and natural nut butters, avocado and olives. • Limit alcohol intake to less than one drink a day for women and fewer than two drinks a day for men. Being physically active, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol and to a lesser degree, eating fruits and vegetables may help lower your risk of breast cancer. Other factors are good for your overall health and may help lower the risk of other types of cancer.


• MAY 22, 2015

Federal Way ‘princess’ turns setback into comeback Survivor, Komen volunteer plans patient party By Kelsey Baker


porting a black T-shirt and speaking with a bold, sarcastic tone, Jeri Worklan-Eubanks doesn’t fit the bill of a stereotypical “princess.” But that’s how she’s known among breast cancer survivors. The Federal Way resident has dedicated the past 16 years to improving lives and spirits as a volunteer for the Komen Foundation. Diagnosed with breast cancer herself, Worklan-Eubanks is all too familiar with how cancer can flip a life upside down without warning. “I’m a trendsetter in my family,” Worklan-Eubanks laughed. “I’ve gotten things that nobody in my family has, no history of [cancer] or anything. I just can’t be the same as the rest of my family I guess.” Her prognoses led to major change, including unemployment and undergoing cancer treatment. Still, she considers herself lucky. Since the cancer was detected so early, WorklanEubanks was able to forego any major procedures or chemotherapy. More importantly, it introduced her to the hardships breast cancer patients face, and a “sisterhood like no other.” Having been diagnosed with skin cancer and breast cancer in her lifetime, Worklan-Eubanks claims there is no bond as unique or tight-knit as that between breast cancer survivors. “It’s like a sorority that you never asked to join but are so, so glad you did,” she said. Her initial reason for volunteering at Komen was the feeling she could be doing more to make a difference. The people she met and friendships she made along the way, however, are what kept her going. In particular, Worklan-Eubanks’s relationship with CJ Taylor, the founder of the Puget Sound Komen Foundation, has made a large impact on her life and service. Taylor died from cancer in 2011 but continues to

inspire Worklan-Eubanks daily. “She gave me this sign that says, ‘You sew girl!’ because I sew for fun. It’s hanging in my office and every day I see it and say, ‘You sew girl!’ out loud, then I’m ready for the day. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t miss her,” she said. Worklan-Eubanks has made a lasting impression of her own. She remembers meeting a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer just one day prior to attending the Komen Foundation’s annual “Race for the Cure” event. She had never heard of Komen until she was diagnosed, but saw an advertisement for Race for the Cure in the newspaper and decided to check it out. The woman confided in Worklan-Eubanks and admitted that she wasn’t sure if she belonged there, or if she was a “survivor” yet. Worklan-Eubanks welcomed her with open arms and reassured her that the second you are diagnosed, you’re a survivor. Over the years, the women have run into each other on multiple occasions and developed a friendship along the way. “I would do it all over again in a heartbeat, no doubt about it. I wouldn’t change it for the world,” she said. Whether she’s sewing blankets for patients at the children’s hospital or flying out of state to support friends in treatment, it is clear that Worklan-Eubanks is living for a cause. Being the princess she is, her favorite task is planning the patient party that takes place after Komen’s Race for the Cure each year and getting decked out from head to toe in pink to rally the walkers. “I noticed that even though I can’t change their outcome, my support and encouragement can change their outlook,” Worklan-Eubanks. “And that’s what it’s all about.”

A WORLD WITHOUT BREAST CANCER MEANS CURING THE DISEASE My name is Lynda Weatherby and I’m a breast cancer survivor. Until a couple years ago, I thought I was an early detection success story – but as it turns out, I was wrong. Instead, I’m among the many women whose breast cancer has recurred and metastasized. More than a decade ago, when I was in my 30s, I had early stage breast cancer; it was detected and treated early. Then came an awful day in May 2013, when I learned the cancer had fooled and foiled everyone. Twelve years later, it was back.  Right after Mother’s Day, I  began radiation treatments to halt tumors that threatened my spinal cord. The most intense treatments involved Gamma Knife surgery to wipe out tiny tumors at the base of my brain and a larger, truly wicked tumor that had formed on my main facial nerve. Yes, the tiny cancer I had a dozen years ago with a minuscule chance of recurrence, came back into my life, this time as metastatic stage 4 disease.  I couldn’t bear to say those awful words to anyone for nearly a year, and it’s still hard. I will likely be in some form of treatment for the rest of my life, taking meds, getting scans every few months, and balancing

my fears with hope for a cure. There are far too many women living in these circumstances. Last year the first report from the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance – of which the Susan G. Komen organization is a founding member – estimated the lifetime risk of recurrence at up to 30 percent for all breast cancers. Breast cancer typically metastasizes to any of four

Federal Way resident Jeri Worklan-Eubanks is known among breast cancer survivors as a “princess.” Contributed photo

places in the body. I’m blessed that mine had spread only to my bones and my brain, and that we have treatments available to deal with both. Treatable – but not yet curable. Susan G. Komen is funding research into new treatments for metastatic disease, so I am hopeful. But a 30 percent risk of recurrence? Those are sobering statistics for all breast cancer survivors. We need answers to how metastases happen. THEN we’ll be getting somewhere, and we’ll be able to save more lives. In the 32 years since its founding, Komen has invested nearly $850 million in research, more than any other nonprofit and second only to the U.S. government. It’s research that has helped push breast cancer death rates down by 34 percent since 1990, and helped improve survivability. Early detection and mammography programs save lives and must continue, but also, a world without breast cancer means curing the disease, and research is how we get there. I hope everyone reading this will consider joining the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure, either as a participant or volunteer. In doing so, you’ll not only be funding help for women in need right here in our community, but you’ll show everyone you want to help Komen learn how to stop advanced breast cancer as much as I do. Lynda Weatherby lives in Issaquah with her family.




Founded in 1992 by local volunteers who shared a vision of ending breast cancer forever, the Puget Sound Affiliate has invested more than $28.6 million to fight breast cancer. Funding from Race for the Cure and other Komen Puget Sound events support community programs, as well as groundbreaking science to find a cure. Komen funds breast cancer early detection and education. Here are just a few of the organizations that benefit:

Cancer Lifeline—

Patient Assistance & Treatment Support, helping low-income patients who are in treatment for breast cancer. Washington State Department of Health—Komen Breast Cancer Screening & Diagnostic Program, lifesaving mammograms and diagnostic services to nearly 8,000 low income women

Franciscan Foundation—

Breast Cancer Navigation Program, screening, diagnostics and treatment for Asian, Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, Native American and sexual minority women in Tacoma/Pierce County

South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency—

Native Women’s Wellness Program, providing breast health outreach, education, screening and support to women in rural tribal communities.


With a name like The Fabulous Foobs, the Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure team co-led by survivor Dana Chambers would have a good story behind it. Indeed, “foobs” are the result of Dana’s own journey, which began in December 2013 with a needle biopsy and diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma. Dana, married and “mom” to a quarter horse named Gunnar, was told to prepare for surgery, chemo and a long, difficult year. Determined to win the battle, she opted for a double mastectomy, and ended up having 16 lymph nodes out too. Dana recalls a difficult recovery from surgery, followed by a surprising rebound during chemo. Though she lost her hair and experienced pain and fatigue, she took RV trips with her

Also, a minimum of 25 percent of the affiliate’s net income goes to breast cancer research. Here are just a few of the Komen Scholars funded in the past year: • Julie Gralow, M.D., of the University of Washington, is exploring whether there are features found on breast cancer cells at the time of diagnosis that make the cancer cells more likely to spread to the bone or other sites. Dr. Gralow and her team also test whether biophosphonates, a class of drugs that inhibit bone breakdown, can decrease breast cancer recurrence. • Benjamin Anderson, M.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to continue his professional work in addressing breast cancer disparities around the globe. • Mary-Claire King, Ph.D., of the University of Washington to screen for mutations in the non-coding regions of breast cancer genes that may regulate when and where those genes get activated, potentially identifying novel mutations and new mechanisms for inherited breast cancer.

Dr. King is well known for her discovery of the BRCA1 gene. Studies have shown that mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 (combined with other known genetic risk mutations) account for about one-third of hereditary breast cancers.

husband, rode Gunnar and made progress on her quilting projects. “I was not about to let cancer rule my life and take away the things I love the most,” she said. She signed up for her first Race for the Cure and joined thousands of Komen Puget Sound supporters and fundraisers at Seattle Center last June. “At the end of the one-mile walk I was so warm that I decided to remove my bandana in public for the first time,” she said. A photographer captured the moment when a friend kissed Dana’s bald head. That compelling shot – with Dana’s beautiful grin – graces this year’s Race flyers and ads.   Dana’s battle isn’t finished. Chemo ended, but her oncologist advised Herceptin infusions and an anti-estrogen medicine along with radiation. With treatments and reconstruction still in her future, Dana works at maintaining a positive attitude, expressing thanks to God, family, friends and a supportive medical team. “I’m going to the gym, walking, riding my horse and living my life,” Dana said. “And I’ll see all of you at Race for the Cure on June 7!”



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and help women get lifesaving breast cancer screenings. Join former Gov. Christine Gregoire in choosing these special edition license plates, now available through the Washington State Department of Licensing. Proceeds from the plates fund free breast cancer screening services and follow-ups for women in need through the state’s Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP), supported through a grant from Susan G. Komen® Puget Sound. Gregoire, a breast cancer survivor, credits early detection for saving her life and is committed to raising awareness of cancer prevention and screenings, including mammograms. The first 18 Washington State breast cancer awareness license plates were sold by online auction in October, raising $13,983 for the cause. If you or a loved one need a mammogram but have no insurance or a limited health plan, contact the BCCHP to apply for a free screening. Call 1-888-438-2247 to find out if you may be eligible, or get more information online at Eligibility for the BCCHP is based on health insurance status, income and age. 


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A Step in the Right Direction Join QFC and the Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure as we raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Ensuring that all women have access to breast cancer early detection and quality treatment support is the ultimate goal, and QFC is committed to seeing this happen. Understanding the facts about the disease and knowing the warning signs can help protect you and your loved ones. Here are some useful tips: • Talk to your family and learn about your family health history • Complete monthly breast self-exams • Be alert to any changes in your body • Notify your doctor immediately if you notice any changes or have any concerns • Have yearly check-ups and mammograms, as recommended • Spread the word by talking and sharing with mothers, sisters, family and friends. Love and knowledge are powerful weapons in this battle.

QFC is proud to be the Local Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure. We will see you at Seattle Center on June 7th!

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Breaking the chains Over 1,000 people turned out for the annual Break the Chains of Human Trafficking event on Saturday at the Federal Way Farmers Market. For more photos, visit PHOTOS BY CARRIE RODRIGUEZ, the Mirror

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‘For All That’: Centerstage Theatre will perform a new musical, “For All That,” from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 22; Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 at the Knutzen Family Theatre. For more information, contact Alan Bryce at or call 253- 661-1444. To purchase tickets visit

May 25

Memorial Day Commemoration: The first Federal Way Memorial Day Commemoration will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 25 at Todd Beamer High School, located at 35999 16th Ave. S. This event is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Federal Way and the Historical Society of Federal Way.

May 26

South King Fire & Rescue: The board of fire commissioners will hold a regular board meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 at Station 68, located at1405 SW 312th St., Federal Way. Single Seniors Dine Out: Join other single seniors 55 years and older from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 at Black Bear Diner, located at 32065 Pacific Highway S. For more information, contact Barbara at 253-332-4126 or

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30-second Verbal Business Card: This special presentation and workshop will be hosted by the Twin Lakes Toastmasters Club from 6:30 to 7:55 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 at Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club, located at 3583 SW 320th St. An optional dinner will be served in the dining room from 5:30 to 6:20. For more information or to RSVP, email Don Everly Smith at twinlakestoastmasters@gmail. com.

Bowling for Jesus Benefit Concert: Local bluegrass group, Bowling for Jesus, will perform a benefit concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 2415 S. 320th St. All proceeds benefit Calvary’s 2015 ELCA National Youth Gathering participants. For more information, contact Sarah Nelson at sarah. or call 253-839-0344.

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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 253941-7060 or visit 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. 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.

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Zac Sagiao wants to be Federal Way’s next top speed skater BY TERRENCE HILL

World-class speed skaters are nothing new to the city of Federal Way. Both J.R. Celski and Apolo Ohno have graced the halls of local high schools before going on to become world champion Olympic medalists. Zac Sagiao is looking to be the next big name from the area. A graduate from Todd Beamer High School in 2014, he has already begun making strides as a professional speed skater. “I want to make sure I accomplish everything in inline speed skating first before I even think about the Olympics and ice skating,” Sagiao said. “My goal is to make the junior world team for outdoor, and travel to Worlds this year in Chinese Taipei and medal.” Sagiao got interested in skating at a young age. A friend’s birthday party in kindergarten was where he first became interested in skating. “I was not the greatest skater at all when I started,” Sagiao said. “Me and my friend just kept running into each other, but it was a lot of fun.” Sagiao and many other speed skaters in the area, from 5-year-olds to 55-year-olds, have found a second home at Pattison’s

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some of the best teams in the state. Their spot in the playoffs was secured with a 1-0 win over the South Puget Sound League North champion, Todd Beamer. The Titans swept the regular season series 3-0 to win the SPSL Northwest. “We know when we play our best, we can beat anyone,” Sites said. It was a pitcher’s duel between Decatur’s Garrett Westberg and Beamer’s Taylor Davis, the teams’ two aces. The only batter who found any consistent success in the game was Decatur’s Kaden Jacobs who went 3-3 on the day with a walk. Westberg pitched nine innings and gave up only one hit, a walk and struck out 14 batters. The lone hit for Beamer was by Davis on a bunt single. Davis pitched eight and two-thirds innings, giving up eight hits, three walks and struck out 10 batters. For Beamer, it was their second consecutive extra-inning game as they went 11 innings against Yelm. Neither pitcher allowed much of anything throughout the first eight innings.

West, where they hold their practices. It is the same rink where Celski and Ohno both practiced at. The rink is ranked first in the entire country for speed skating. They have not lost regionals in 20 years. Sagiao has been skating for 11 years now. In his time as a speed skater, he won nationals three years in a row between the ages of 14-16. He turned pro as a 17-yearold. He is a member of the Professional National Speedskating Circuit, which hosts the top speed skaters in the world. It is based in Tacoma at the Tacoma Armory. “Think of it as the NFL for speed skating,” president and founder of the league Miguel Jose said. “Zac is competing against athletes from everywhere in the country and some from across the world.” Sagiao says he has noticed the talent level increase since joining the league and has enjoyed the challenge in both practice and at events. He participates in three to five lap sprint events. “I prefer three laps for sure,” Sagiao said. “I can try to win the start and take off from there. If I win the start I can get a pretty decent gap and while they might get right on me, I can still hold them off.” While he has dedicated much of his time to speed skating, he is also still focused on school. Sagiao is currently enrolled at

It wasn’t until Swanson’s lead-off double for the Gators in the ninth that either team saw a real opportunity at making noise offensively. Swanson advanced to third on Nathaniel Sagdahl’s sacrifice fly. With two outs in the inning, the first real mistake by either pitcher ended up giving Decatur the win. Swanson scored on a wild pitch and was swarmed by coaches and teammates shortly thereafter. “The resiliency we have developed over the last couple weeks is really where you see the growth in this team,” said Sites. For Beamer, their season ends with a 15-11 record and an South Puget Sound League North title. Decatur advanced to play their final district playoff game with a spot already guaranteed in the state playoffs. They fell 16-2 to Gig Harbor. While they only scored 5 runs in the district playoffs, it was all they needed to advance. “We just need to stay with ourselves offensively,” Sites said. “We faced some really good pitching the last couple of weeks with Davis from Beamer and the kids from Puy-

Garrett Westberg (left) and Taylor Davis (right) were the pitchers in the winner-to-state game. TERRENCE HILL, the Mirror

Zac Sagiao competes in the National Speedskating Circuit. Sagiao is a Todd Beamer graduate who is currently one of the best inline speed skaters in the world. Contributed Photo Green River Community College and is hoping to get his associate degree in business in the near future. He has been training hard during the time away from events with an emphasis on increasing his leg strength to power through corners. As the first event fast approaches, he hopes to be at the top of the circuit this year.

“I’m looking to try to win it all,” Sagiao said about the upcoming event on Saturday. “I’ve definitely been doing a lot of training. I just want to win it all and I’ve been preparing myself to do so.” The first event of the season is at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 23 at the Tacoma Armory. It will feature both sprint and endurance races.

allup and Emerald Ridge.” The Gators were led by their pitching in the postseason with strong performances by Westberg and Isaiah Hatch. “Our pitching has always been there,” Sites said. “We just haven’t needed it as much this season as we did the last couple

of weeks.” They will open the playoffs at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 23 at Yakima County Stadium against the Wenatchee Panthers. Wenatchee won the Big 9 League with a 19-2 record and are the top seed out of district six.

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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 AUCTION NOTICE In compliance with RCW 46.5.130 Express Towing LLC will sell to the highest bidder at 35000 Pacific Highway S. in Federal Way, WA on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Published in Federal Way Mirror: May 22, 2015 FWM 2232 KING COUNTY DEPT. OF PERMITTING & ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW 35030 SE Douglas St., Ste. 210, Snoqualmie, WA 98065­9 266 NOTICE OF PERMIT APPLICATION REQUEST: FORMAL SUBDIVISION File: PLAT15­0 005 Applicant: Inderjit Singh Ghag Location: 36330 28th Ave S & 36406 28th Ave South Proposal: Subdivide 2 parcels containing roughly 7.96 acres into 32 single­family residential lots & several tracts for access, storm water, recreation, & critical areas. A new roadway is proposed to connect between 28th Ave South & 30th Ave South Program Manager: Kevin LeClair 206­4 77­2 717 COMMENT PROCEDURES: Comments on the above file are now being accepted by King County DPER, at the address listed above or by emailing Published in the Federal Way Mirror on Friday, May 29, 2015 FWM 2233

ORDINANCE SUMMARY At their May 19, 2015 Regular Meeting, the Federal Way City Council passed the following ordinances: ORDINANCE NO. 15-793 AN ORDINANCE of the City of Federal Way, Washington, relating to the regulation of property under the International Property Maintenance Code; amending Chapter 13.43 FWRC. (Amending Ordinance No. 13-743). ORDINANCE NO. 15-794 AN ORDINANCE of the City of Federal Way, Washington, relating to the fee associated with appeals of an order to cease activity or a notice and order; amending FWRC 1.15.060. (Amending Ordinance No. 09-597). ORDINANCE NO. 15-795 AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Federal Way, Washington, granting Lakehaven Utility District, a Municipal Corporation, an extension to a nonexclusive franchise to occupy the rights-of-way of the City of Federal Way, Washington, through the franchise area for the purposes of constructing, maintaining, repairing, renewing and operating a water and sewer system within and through the City of Federal Way. The full text of the ordinance(s) is/are available by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 253-835-2540. Copies will be mailed upon request, in accordance with the City’s fee schedule. Dated: May 20, 2015 Stephanie Courtney, CMC, City Clerk Published Federal Way Mirror: May 22, 2015 FWM2235

NOTICE OF MASTER LAND USE APPLICATION Project Name: Town Square Park Project Description: Construction of an urban park on approximately 4.14 acres. Improvements will consist of a great lawn area, paved trail, courtyard area, water feature, picnic shelter, restroom/pump house building, children’s play area, basketball courts, landscaped areas, picnic tables, re-configured parking, other amenities and drainage improvements. Applicant: Steve Ikerd, City of Federal Way Project Location: 31600 20th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA Date Application Received: April 27, 2015 Date Determined Complete: May 18, 2015 Date of Notice of Application: May 22, 2015 Comment Due Date: June 8, 2015 Environmental Review: The site is located in the area subject to the City Center Planned Action Environmental Impact Statement pursuant to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). This means that the environmental review required under SEPA has already been conducted and the review at this time was limited to confirming that the project fits within the scope of the Planned Action. The Director determined the proposal to be in compliance with the Planned Action on May 6, 2015. Permits/Files Under Review: Use Process III (File #15-102007-UP) and State Environmental Policy Act Threshold Determination (File #15-102009SE). Environmental Documents & Required Studies: Planned Action Checklist and Preliminary Technical Information Report. Development Regulations Used for Project Mitigation: Federal Way Revised Code (FWRC) Title 14, “Environmental Policy”; Title 16 “Surface Water Management”; and Title 19 “Zoning and Development Code.” Public Comment & Appeals: Any person may submit written comments regarding the land use application to the Director of Community Development by 5:00 p.m. on June 8, 2015. Only persons who submit written comments to the Director (address below), or specifically request a copy of the decision, may appeal the decision. Availability of File: The official project file, existing environmental documents and required studies are available for public review at the Department of Community Development’s Permit Center, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003. Staff Contact: Planning Manager Isaac Conlen, 253-835-2643, Published Federal Way Mirror: May 22, 2015 FWM 2236

CITY OF FEDERAL WAY REQUEST FOR BIDS 1ST AVE S AT S 328TH ST INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS RFB # 15-007 SUBMITTAL OF SEALED BIDS: Notice is hereby given that the City of Federal Way, Washington, will receive sealed bids through June 15, 2015, until 11:00 a.m., at the City Hall Purchasing Office or by US Mail at City of Federal Way, Purchasing Office, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington 98003. Proposals received after 11:00 a.m. on said date will not be considered. BID OPENING: All bids will be opened and read publicly aloud at 11:10 a.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015, at the City Council Chambers, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington, for this RFB. All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid deposit by a cashier’s or certified check, or Bid Bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into a contract and furnish satisfactory Performance Bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid deposit or bond shall be forfeited to the City of Federal Way. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: This project shall consist of: The addition of northbound and south-bound left-turn lanes on 1st Ave S, revised channelization at the intersection that includes a new fourth leg serving the west side development, and a new signal at the intersection. Work will include the following: utility relocation; storm drainage; paving; curb, gutter, and sidewalk; retaining walls; street lighting; traffic signal; signing; and channelization. Schools & Training

The Contractor shall complete all work within 100 working days. The bidder is urged to check the plans and contract provisions carefully. All bid proposals shall be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and all other contract documents now on file in the Purchasing Office of the City of Federal Way. Bid documents may be obtained from the Purchasing Department at (253) 835-2526. Any questions concerning the description of the work contained in the contract documents must be directed to Christine Mullen, P.E., Street Systems Project Engineer, by facsimile at (253) 835-2709, or by letter addressed to Christine Mullen, P.E., Street Systems Project Engineer prior to bid opening date. PURCHASE OF BID DOCUMENTS: Bidders may purchase copies of the Bidding Documents (half-size plans) in person, or by mailing a Twenty-Five and no/100 Dollars ($25.00) (non-refundable) check or cashier’s check payable to the City of Federal Way, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, WA 98003-6325, phone (253) 835-2526. If purchasing by mail, please indicate your request for Bidding Documents for RFB #15-007, 1st Ave S at S 328th St Intersection Improvements. Informational copies of maps, plans, and specifications are available for review at the Public Works Department, Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, Washington. Bidding Documents are also available for review at the following Plan Centers: Daily Journal of Commerce, Attn:, 83 Columbia St, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104 Daily Journal of Commerce Project Center, 921 SW Washington St, Suite 210, Portland, OR 97205 McGraw Hill Construction Plan Center, 3315 Central Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71913 Cora Inc. – Plan Center, 10002 Aurora Avenue North, #36, PMB 334, Seattle, WA 98133 Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30092 Builders Exchange of Washington, 2607 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 Contractor Plan Center, 5468 SE International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222 iSqFt Planroom, c/o Cascade A&E, 235 9th Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109 The Blue Book / Bid News Specialist 800 E Main St (Old Rte 6 & Indian Hill) Jefferson Valley, NY 10535 The City, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49 C.F.R., Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. The City encourages minority and women-owned firms to submit bids consistent with the City’s policy to insure that such firms are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to compete for and obtain public contracts. The Contractor will be required to comply with all local, State, and Federal laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunities. The City anticipates awarding this project to the successful bidder and intends to give Notice to Proceed as soon as the Contract and all required associated documents are executed in full. Regardless of the date of award or Notice to Proceed, the Contractor must complete all work under this project within 100 working days. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS: The City of Federal Way reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive any informalities or minor irregularities in the bidding, and determine which bid or bidder meets the criteria set forth in the bid documents. No bidder may withdraw his or her bid after the hour set for the opening thereof unless the award is delayed for a period exceeding thirty (30) days. Published in the Federal Way Mirror on May 22, and May 29, 2015. FWM 2234

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Get your car ready for summer trips H prevent unplanned breakdowns, having a mechanic check some specific components before you go can guard against more common mishaps. Tires are the most common trouble spot. A thorough tire inspection will look for signs of uneven wear, damaged tread and check the air pressure of the tires. While tires lose pressure naturally over time, it’s good to check frequently to make sure there are

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Utility District commisioner Charles Gibson did not file for reelection and three newcomers Richard Peterson, Peter Sanchez and Randy Smith all filed for his position. Position 5 incumbent Ron Nowicki will be unopposed. The lack of candidates was one oddity in the run up to filing week, but there were a couple of others. There had been several rumors the last two weeks about potential new candidates, but only one surfaced, local businesswoman Julie Hiller. As a political newcomer waiting until filing week is an unusual strategy. Even more surprising to many was that she filed against businessman Mark Koppang. On the surface, she and Koppang would seem to appeal to the same political base. Koppang has already held a fundraiser and received endorsements from several elected officials. He

speculation about the timing of the job offer. Peterson had been acting like a candidate so his departure came as a surprise, even though it would have been difficult for him to beat Drake. Another surprise is that appointed board member Hiroshi Eto will run unopposed. Again, where are all the candidates? And the City Council! Whenever there is a vacancy for appointment to the council, outstanding candidates come out of the woodwork. Come election year and nobody wants to run! That’s not to say there won’t be some good races. But in a town of almost 100,000 people there should be three to four candidates for each seat, especially with all the significant issues before the council. The only place that turned out candidates was the least controversial agency in town. Lakehaven

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ere in Washington we have many opportunities for summer outdoor adventures, ranging from day trips to weekend trips to a week or longer. The last thing anyone wants is a summer-vacationturned-nightmare because of car trouble. Car trouble near home is inconvenient, but less scary than a breakdown in an unfamiliar or relatively deserted area. And while there are no guarantees to

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no leaks. In some cases, a vehicle may need an alignment, tire rotations or new tires completely. While the tires are off, you should have your brakes checked as well to make sure the pads have not worn to shreds and the fluid is still clean and fresh. Your technician should also check your vehicle’s suspension, including shocks and struts. While your worn out shocks may still do their jobs, you’ll really notice a difference when they’ve been replaced. The cooling system is

has experience running a campaign and serves on city committees. He has worked hard to prepare himself for this race. Election watchers wondered why Hiller waited so long and then didn’t run against Councilwoman Susan Honda, who is unopposed, or incumbent Dini Duclos. Although, Hiller’s base could be similar to Honda’s. Even though Duclos is an incumbent, some saw Hiller as a potentially stronger candidate against Duclos than P.K. Thumbi. And a primary would give Hiller a better feel for her strength and voters’ reactions to her positions. More importantly, her base appears different than Duclos. Among the rumors was that Mark Greene would switch from council Position 1 against appointed incumbent Lydia Assefa-Dawson and challenger Anthony Murietta, and run in Position 5 against Koppang. But

another frequent offender. An inspection of this system will reveal worn or leaking hoses. Flushing the system will get rid of old fluids that may have become corrosive and inhibit the efficiency of the system. An inspection is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to prevent problems from developing. Before taking any long trips, you should always have the transmission checked. Transmission problems usually take time and money to resolve and will bring your trip to

Greene didn’t switch and that will stay a three-person race. Position 1 was an expected oddity as both Assefa-Dawson and Murrietta are Democrats. Some Democratic insiders think Greene may be a Democrat as well. Another oddity? The Republican and independent vote will decide the winner. There is another position up for election and it will be filled in January. That is the position of deputy mayor. When the council meets in 2016, four votes among seven council members decide the winner. The maneuvering has started and you can watch it unfold as council members, and would be council members, endorse or privately help candidates. You can’t always see this campaign, but it is there and it will have a major impact on council relationships and politics for the next two

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an abrupt end. There are many other things to check out as well: your vehicle’s collection of belts, the exhaust system, oil, air filter, differentials and timing. You should also have your power steering fluid checked. It can often be overlooked, but is an important part of making your car run smoothly. You’ll also want to remember to replace windshield wipers and headlights that aren’t quite up to par. Finally, if you suspect your heater or air conditioning system might be faulty, your service provider can easily check it out to ensure your summer trip isn’t spoiled by contrary weather. years. And the county had a surprise, as elected Elections Director Sherrill Huff announced just before filing week that she would not run for reelection. By keeping her plans low-key she appeared to be trying to pave the way for her Deputy Julie Wise. However, state Rep. Zach Hudgins and Shoreline resident Christopher Roberts also filed for the position. Gregory-Hickel, Hudgins-Wise-Roberts, Galland-Flygare-Fuller, Rickert-Grisham, WilsonGriffin, with Drake and Eto unopposed, Koppang-Hiller, Duclos-Thumbi, AssefaDawson-Murrietta-Greene, with Honda unopposed. Peterson-Sanchez-Smith with Nowicki unopposed. What a strange election year?

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn:

Additionally, keeping an emergency kit in your car may be a smart thing to do year round. A couple emergency blankets, some snack bars, bottled water and a flashlight will be useful in the event you do have a breakdown. This summer, as you make plans to hike, climb, fish, camp, boat or do other outdoor activities, make sure you give your vehicle some care so it can take you safely where you want to go.

Ken Clark is the owner of Sparks Car Care, Federal Way. He can be reached at 253-874-1070, www. or

Museum of Glass honorees include local students FROM STAFF REPORTS

Federal Way and Thomas Jefferson High School students were among the special honorees for a reception at the Museum of Glass on April 26. The event was a celebration of the young artists who participated in the 10th year of the museum’s Kids Design Glass Too program. Some were youngsters 12 and under whose whimsical drawings were selected for development into a real glass sculpture by the MOG Hot Shop Team. Others — such as the Thomas Jefferson and Federal Way High School teams — created dioramas to display the hot shop creations. Of the five high school studentcreated dioramas, two came from the Federal Way.

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Honoring the armed forces Dozens of veterans, city officials and others gathered at Celebration Park on Saturday, when the Marine Hills Garden Club (left) donated a Blue Star Marker to the city of Federal Way. Saturday marked Armed Forces Day and the marker will honor past, present and future armed forces. Former club president Debbie Angel came up with the idea to purchase the bronze plaque in 2012. The club raised $410 to purchase the marker. Photos courtesy of Bruce Honda






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Thanks to a tip, Federal Way police on Wednesday morning were able to recover an expensive bonsai that someone stole from the Pacific Bonsai Museum earlier this week. At around 8:50 a.m., authorities found the bonsai two miles from the museum but it had undergone significant pruning. Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said a man reported that while he was on his third floor balcony, he saw something in the bushes that looked suspicious. As he investigated, he found the bonsai and knew it had been missing from various media coverage. “We are so relieved to have this work of art returned. Unfortunately, decades worth of work has been undone in two days. The thieves severely pruned the tree, drastically changing its appearance. The good news is that the tree will survive and hopefully, within years, we will be able to restore it to the work of art that it once was,” said Aarin

This stolen bonsai from the Pacific Bonsai Museum was found two miles from the museum on Wednesday. Courtesy of the Pacific Bonsai Museum Packard, the curator at the Pacific Bonsai Museum. An investigation into who stole the bonsai is ongoing at this time, Schrock added. “This bonsai belongs not only to Pacific Bonsai Museum but to the community and we are thrilled to be able to continue sharing it with thousands of visitors from around Puget Sound, the United States and the world. Thank you to the media and the public who helped spread the word about its disappearance, which undoubtedly helped us find it,” said Kathy McCabe, the executive director of the museum. Museum employees discovered the bonsai was

stolen at 4:20 a.m. Monday, after someone scaled two perimeter fences and activated Weyerhaeuser’s security alarm. The 60-year-old San Jose Juniper is estimated to be worth thousands of dollars and has been part of the museum since it opened in 1989 on the Weyerhaeuser campus. “The Federal Way Police Department is thankful for a community that is informed and aware of their surroundings, and does not hesitate to call police when something looks suspicious,” Schrock wrote in an email. “Through these cooperative relationships we make this community a great place to live and work.” C




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Blue Poppy Day

The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, Pacific Bonsai Museum and the Federal Way Arts Commission played host to hundreds of people for the third annual Blue Poppy Day Saturday. Attendees celebrated and discovered the amazing world of blue poppies (right), and enjoyed the sight of a meadow containing hundreds of blooming blue poppies. One group also held a wedding ceremony during the event (below). Photos courtesy of Bruce Honda

Touch-a-Truck Kids, parents and truck enthusiasts touched bulldozers, tractors, city vehicles and other trucks during the city’s annual Touch-a-Truck event on Saturday at Town Square Park. The event gave the community an opportunity to get up close and personal with the vehicles and equipment that build, serve and protect the community. Photos courtesy of Bruce Honda

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