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Judge orders Western State to act Officials must return to court with a plan on how they are going to cut down wait times for mentally ill inmates. By Diana Hefley Herald Writer

EVERETT — A Snohomish County judge on Thursday ordered Western State Hospital officials to come up with a plan detailing how they are going to comply with a state law and federal mandate requiring the hospital to cut down on long wait times for mentally ill inmates languishing in county jails.

Superior Court Judge Anita Farris was told that the state doesn’t expect to be in compliance until at least June, some six months past a deadline set by a federal judge. She also was told that inmates are waiting longer for treatment than before the April ruling in U.S. District Court. In the criminal case before Farris, the defendant is a mentally ill man who gets around

using a wheelchair. He is accused of stalking his father and threatening to shoot up a school. He has been found incompetent to stand trial. He’s been waiting since November for treatment at Western. The man talked throughout Thursday’s day-long hearing, often speaking over his lawyer and witnesses. Corrections officers finally removed him after he started speaking in gibberish and yelling at the judge. See WESTERN, back page, this section

Wrongly freed inmate charged with murder By Phuong Le Associated Press

SEATTLE — An inmate mistakenly released from a Washington state prison three months early has been charged with shooting and killing a teenager when he should have been locked up, officials said Thursday.

Jeremiah Smith, 26, was wrongly released May 14, making him one of thousands of offenders freed early since 2002 because of a software coding error that miscalculated sentences. Less than two weeks later, he gunned See MURDER, back page, this section

3-alarm fire leaves at least 1 dead Several people were hurt and more than 100 displaced after the blaze started in an apartment complex on Everett’s Casino Road. By Rikki King and Dan Catchpole Herald Writers

EVERETT — At least one person was killed and several others injured when a three-alarm fire tore through an apartment complex Thursday evening at 2 W. Casino Road. At least one adult was found dead, said Eric Hicks, the assistant fire marshal for Everett. In addition, six people were injured, including two children. One person was critically injured. Information on the victims’ ages and other details were not immediately available. The fire was reported just before 7:15 p.m. It apparently started in a mattress, Hicks said. The building was consumed by fire, with flames bursting from the windows and through the walkway railings. Flames could still be seen shooting from the eaves as of 9:15 p.m. White and gray smoke was pouring from the building. Crews were using multiple fire trucks with aerial ladders to shoot water down onto the fire. About 90 firefighters converged on the scene, Hicks said. More than 100 people were displaced. The American Red Cross was on scene to provide assistance, using buses to shelter people while overnight housing was arranged. Elizabeth Alejo lives in an apartment that faces the building where the fire was located. She heard screams around 7 p.m. “When we opened the curtains we saw the flames. They were everywhere,” she said. Flames were shooting from windows on the second and third floors and two cars in the parking lot appeared to be ablaze, Alejo said. Her children were scared. Tony Myhre, 43, of Everett, grew up in that apartment complex. His family moved when he was 10, he said. He and his 17-year-old daughter were driving by on Thursday night on their


Firefighters (above) battle an apartment fire on Everett’s Casino Road on Thursday night. A family (below left) is loaded into an ambulance after the blaze sent residents out into the cold. The building was consumed.

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What George meant to say was that Disney captured “Star Wars,” put it in a skimpy gold bikini, chained it to its bloated sluglike body, then made it dance like a slave girl. Sorry a-boot that: An investment analyst in Canada said “vomitous” is the best word to describe 2015 for

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the country’s stock market. “Investors threw up and threw out everything to do with Canada,” the expert said (Page A7). We have to admit: That’s definitely put us off the maple-glazed doughnuts at Tim Hortons for a while. Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1660, Sports . . . . . . . C1 Stocks . . . . . . .A8

British naval administrator and member of Parliament Samuel Pepys began his famous decade-long diary (Today in History, Page D6). The entry begins: “Slept in after doing tequila shots with Sir. W. Penn all night. Might watch the Rose Bowl. Still trying to get the Apple Watch I got for Christmas to work.”

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Lucas apologizes for ‘white slavers’ remark Associated Press LOS ANGELES — George Lucas has apologized for criticizing Disney’s handling of “Star Wars” and saying he had sold his characters to “white slavers” in a recent interview with Charlie Rose. In a statement issued Thursday, Lucas says he misspoke and used a “very inappropriate analogy.” It

was not clear what the “Star Wars” creator meant by the “white slavers” comment, and Rose did not ask a follow-up question on his PBS show that aired Dec. 24. The charged words nonetheless sparked ire when the interview was posted online Wednesday. “I rarely go out with statements to clarify my feelings but I feel it is important to make it clear

that I am thrilled that Disney has the franchise and is moving it in such exciting directions,” said Lucas in his statement. He sold his company, Lucasfilm, to the Walt Disney Co. in 2012 for $4.06 billion, and the studio charged ahead in developing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

film, where Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger thanked Lucas, who was in attendance, for his “sheer genius” in creating “Star Wars.” “The Force Awakens” plays homage to Lucas’ original trilogy and has garnered largely positive reviews from fans and critics alike. After less than two weeks in theaters, it has already become the eighth highest grossing film of all time globally.

Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on ‘M.A.S.H.,’ dies Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre on “M.A.S.H.” was among the most beloved characters on one of the most popular shows of all time, died Thursday. The actor was surrounded by family when he died in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia at 82, his publicist and longtime friend Rona Menashe said. As army surgeon Trapper John on “M.A.S.H.,” Rogers swapped wisecracks with partner in martinis and mischief Hawkeye Pierce, played

by Alan Alda. The two doctors blew off steam between surgeries pulling pranks, romancing nurses and tormenting their tentmate Frank Burns, always with an endless supply of booze and one-liners. In one typical crack, Trapper answers a question with “How should I know? I dropped out of school to become a doctor.” Rogers was on the show for just the first three of its 11 seasons on CBS, but his run, and his character, are especially revered by show devotees. An Alabama native and Princeton graduate, Rogers

had parts on many short-lived shows before “M*A*S*H*,” specializing in westerns like “Law of the Plainsman.” In the years after “M*A*S*H*” he returned to TV regularly, with a recurring role in the early 1990s on “Murder, She Wrote.” He moved beyond acting to see serious success later in life as a money manager and investor. In 1988 and 1990 he appeared as an expert witness before the House Judiciary Committee to speak in favor of maintaining the Glass-Steagall banking laws of the 1930s. LIPTON, JAN. 19, 2013 Rogers is survived by his Actor Wayne Rogers takes a tea break at the Lipton wife Amy, two children and Uplift Lounge amidst the hustle and bustle of four grandchildren. Sundance in Park City, Utah.

CORRECTION The date for the annual Jayme Biendl memorial run was incorrect in a Front Porch item in Thursday’s paper. The correct time is 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. Biendl, a corrections officer, was killed in the line of duty at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe on Jan. 29, 2011. For more information, go to behindthebadge

Disney has laid plans for two more “Star Wars” films and three anthology films set in the Star Wars universe over the next few years. Lucas discussed his decision to stay out of the new installments in the hour-long interview with Rose and had criticized Disney’s retro, fan-centric approach to “The Force Awakens.” The interview was conducted before the Dec. 14 premiere of the

Israel rejects book on Jew-Arab love Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel has refused to include a novel about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man in the country’s high school curriculum, reportedly over concerns that it could encourage intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews. The rejection of

“Borderlife,” a novel published last year, created an uproar in Israel, with critics accusing the government of censorship. The incident was first reported by the Haaretz daily and confirmed in a statement by the Education Ministry to The Associated Press on Thursday. The rejection also touched on the climate of

mistrust between Arabs and Jews, which has deepened during the current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence. The ministry said a panel had debated adding “Borderlife” to the high school reading curriculum but decided against it. Israeli media said teachers had requested its inclusion on the student reading lists.

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way to get Chinese food. “We see all this smoke coming out of the building and said, ‘Oh boy, that’s not right.’ We pulled into the Fred Meyer parking lot.” As he parked, the fire “was moving toward the east as they started putting down foam,” he said. At times, the flames looked to be shooting 25 high over

the roof, he said. “There was one point where you had firefighters going around the second and third floor apartments looking for folks,” he said. Myhre and his daughter saw the fire spread to a car parked nearby and alerted the crews at the scene. They shot video from the scene. Water from the fire hoses was flowing off the building and into the Fred Meyer parking lot, where it was turning into ice, he said. Rikki King: 425-339-3449;


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Fireworks in Marysville legal — for now But the City Council plans to discuss a potential ban at a workshop next week. By Eric Stevick Herald Writer

MARYSVILLE — The booms of early revelers lighting off fireworks could be heard for several days leading up to New Year’s Eve in Marysville.

All of which raises the question: Didn’t voters approve a fireworks ban during the November general election? The answer is they did, but it was only an advisory ballot measure. On Monday, the Marysville

City Council is expected to start talking about next steps. It has a workshop scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall and plans to discuss a potential ban. If it becomes an agenda item at a later regular City Council meeting, there will be an opportunity for public input. State law allows the sale of legal fireworks for use July 4 and New Year’s Eve up until 1 a.m. Jan. 1. But it also lets cities and counties

enact bans within the boundaries of their jurisdiction. Everett, Edmonds, Gold Bar, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace and Mukilteo have done so, according to data compiled by the Washington State Patrol. In Marysville, sales of fireworks are allowed from June 28 through July 4. Fireworks can only be set off between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m.

July 4. They also can be legally discharged from 9 a.m. Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan. 1, police tweeted Thursday. Proposition 1 asked voters if the Marysville council should “prohibit the possession, sale and discharge” of fireworks within city limits. More than 59 percent of voters said that’s what the See FIREWORKS, Page A4

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Climbing to the lookout atop Mount Pilchuck is something you should do before you die, according to a popular bucket list published by The Herald in March. The story was the sixth best-read (by clicks) in The Herald in 2015.

HeraldNet readers choose top stories of year Herald staff Here are the top local news stories of 2015 in Snohomish County, based on page views at The Daily Herald’s website, HeraldNet. Links to these stories can be found in the electronic version of this story online. 1. “Snohomish County settles jail death lawsuit for $2.4 million” (July 27). 2. “Report on Marysville shootings: ‘I needed to do this’’” (Sept. 1). 3. “3 young children found abandoned in squalor; parents

arrested” (Feb. 3). 4. “4 killed when truck leaves road, lands in pond in Tulalip” (Aug. 18). 5. “Snohomish teacher suspended after probe finds misconduct” (Aug. 17). 6. “Top 10 things to do in Snohomish County before you die” (March 14). 7. “Major shopping center, apartments opening soon in Smokey Point” (The Herald Business Journal, Sept. 9). 8. “Snohomish High teacher, coach Tuck Gionet led by example” (Aug. 10). 9. “Car strikes, kills teen on

highway near school in Lake Stevens” (Sept. 8). 10. “Longtime drug dealer could be locked away for life” (April 13). 11. “Georgia, Florida in recruiting battle for Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason” (Dec. 7). 12. “Medical helicopters nowhere near school shootings, records show” (April 30). 13. “Human remains found near Lake Stevens identified as missing teen” (Jan. 15). 14. “Girl killed by train was Archbishop Murphy star athlete” (May 10). 15. “Records detail drug deals

at Boeing Everett plant” (June 23). 16. “Everett firefighters drove drunken man nearly to Marysville, left him” (Aug. 27). 17. “Man sentenced 20 years for killing friend who tried to help him” (July 11). 18. “At the Grouchy Chef restaurant, great food — served his way” (What’s Up With That? blog, Dec. 1). 19. “Boeing gives 319 workers layoff notices” (Aerospace blog, Feb. 27). 20. “Monroe prisoner accused of beating fellow inmate to death” (May 18).


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Adam Vassar and Rhonda Gobin embrace as they peer into the pond where a truck left the road, killing four people in August in Tulalip.

I-405 toll corrections From Dec. 17-25, I-405 express toll lane drivers were charged the wrong toll rate. For anyone who was charged a toll during that time period, the state is reducing the bill to the minimum rate, which is 75 cents for those with a Good to Go account and $2.75 for those who pay by mail.


Jake Dahlem, a member of the Snohomish High School class of 2003, reads notes left at a memorial for beloved teacher and coach Tuck Gionet.

Schneider Electric, the roadway toll equipment vendor, made the error that led to the wrong charges. The company is compensating the state Department of Transportation for lost toll revenue and the costs to correct the error. About 200 pay-by-mail bills with the wrong amount were sent out. New bills are being sent. More info: 866-936-8246

Mill Creek swears in new council members: The city has scheduled a ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday for newly and reelected council members Vincent Cavaleri, Mike Todd and Mark Bond to take the oath of office. It is to take place at City Hall, 15728 Main St. The council also will elect a mayor and mayor pro-tem.

ey sport, here is something to do before watching today’s Rose Bowl: Fill out your bracket for the Prose Bowl. In a matchup, would you pick lawyer-novelist John Grisham or Pulitzer Prizewinning historian David McCullough? How about a choice between two Seattle-area literary giants — Ivan Doig, the Western storyteller who died last year, and Erik Larson, who writes history that reads like page-turning fiction? Or choose between horror master Stephen King and local mystery favorite J.A. Jance. And then switch it up: What about Doig vs. King? Or Jance vs. McCullough? Prose Bowl, a first for SnoIsle Libraries, is an online competition that lets readers pick the favorite book for 2015. Beginning with a list of 32 contenders — books that in 2015 had the most Sno-Isle checkouts and holds — Prose Bowl participants click through a series of matchups. You won’t see your completed bracket. It’s not college basketball’s March Madness, but the idea is similar. After voting ends Jan. 10, Sno-Isle plans to announce the year’s top book Jan. 11. And if it works as devised, there may be one voter with a winning bracket. “We’re hoping somebody will have made a bracket that reflects the majority of the populace, and one winning title,” said Jackie Parker, SnoIsle’s lead librarian for readers’ services. The reader or readers with the most on-target bracket will be invited to share their favorite books in a featured list. In Sno-Isle’s Biblio Files blog Dec. 15, Parker announced the 32 contenders and offered a summary of each. They’re listed in order of popularity, based on checkouts and holds. In the top spot is “Personal,” Lee Child’s 19th thriller featuring the character Jack Reacher,

Food bank seeks helpers, donations: The Lowell Community Food Bank, based at the River of Life Community Church in Everett, seeks volunteers and donations. Help is needed to sort produce from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, as well as break down boxes, feed worm bins, occasionally cook and prepare food, and clean. More info: 206-240-0676


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a retired military cop. The list includes favorite Northwest authors, Garth Stein, Doig, Jance and Larson among them. Harper Lee, the renowned author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is on the list with her publishing phenomenon “Go Set a Watchman.” One book, “The LifeChanging Magic of Tidying Up,” surprised Parker with its popularity. “Nobody saw it coming,” she said of the decluttering guide by Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo.

Looking at that list of 32, I was embarrassed by how few I had read — and I’m an every-night reader. I voted on the matchups anyway, based mostly on previous books by the listed authors that I have read. Historical fiction writer Paula McClain is a Sno-Isle contender for “Circling the Sun,” about aviator Beryl Markham. I enjoyed “The Paris Wife,” her previous book based on Ernest Hemingway’s first marriage. I haven’t read Doig’s more recent books, but his Montana memoirs, “This

FUGITIVE WATCH Herald staff The state Department of Corrections’ Everett office has felony warrants for the following offenders. If you have information about them, call police or the Department of Corrections at 425-356-2800. Callers do not have to give their names.

Victor J. Savidia Jr. Age: 36 Height: 5 feet, 10 inches Weight: 176 pounds Hair: Victor J. Black Savidia Jr. Eyes: Brown Savidia Jr. has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being supervised for drug possession,

unlawful imprisonment, third-degree assault and failure to register as a felony sex offender. Savidia Jr. is a Level 1 sex offender.

Patrick D. McQueen Age: 35 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Weight: 168 pounds Hair: Patrick D. Red McQueen Eyes: Brown McQueen has a warrant for failing to report to the state Department of Corrections. He is being supervised for third-degree rape of a child and failure to register as a felony sex offender. McQueen is a Level 1 sex offender. If you see these people, do not approach, arrest, detain or follow them. In an emergency, call 911.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION South Everett Community Charter admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, and athletic or other schooladministered programs. Published: January 1, 2016.

Prose Bowl Sno-Isle Libraries’ Prose Bowl is a sports-bracket style competition to determine readers’ favorite book of 2015. The top choice will be announced Jan. 11. Find the 32 contenders and fill out an online bracket (make picks in a series of matchups) by Jan. 10 at: House of Sky” especially, are unforgettable. “I don’t expect anyone to have read them all,” Parker said. The list was made using checkout and hold statistics from library software, and included titles published over the past

18 months. Sno-Isle staff whittled about 300 titles to 32. “We wanted to make a balance between name-brand authors and things that stood out to us,” Parker said. Fiction and nonfiction, different genres and gender perspectives were

all considered. “There’s something for everybody. It was a fun process,” she said. I resolve to read a few of Sno-Isle’s contenders. And here are some books I liked in 2015: “Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” Katherine Boo’s incredible nonfiction narrative of life in a Mumbai slum; “Four Seasons in Rome,” Anthony Doerr’s fun account of a year spent in Italy with his wife and baby twins; and “In Falling Snow,” MaryRose MacColl’s novel about a hospital established by women in a French abbey

Here’s where to recycle Christmas trees Herald staff EDMONDS — Some local Boy Scouts are offering curbside Christmas tree pick-up Saturday for a suggested donation of $10 or more. Others offer drop-off locations, or both services. Donations help Scouts attend camps, leadership classes and other activities. Edmonds’ Troop 312 offers drop-off services from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The

troop’s southern drop-off location is an empty lot at 9622 Edmonds Way, next to the Kwick N’ Kleen Carwash. The northern drop-off spot is the QFC parking lot at 196th Street SW and 76th Avenue W. For details of other Snohomish County troops’ events, go to Not all troops are listed on the interactive map. In Arlington, Boy Scout Troop 29 will collect trees at Legion Park through 2 p.m. Saturday. Curbside

pickup in certain neighborhoods also will be offered Saturday. Everett Community College and Cedar Grove are offering free tree recycling. Everett Community College will recycle trees at no cost from Monday through Jan. 29. Drop off trees between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at Parking Lot F on the campus at 2000 Tower St. The college turns the trees into woodchips for campus flower beds and mulch projects.

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council should do. The council started discussing a ban in 2014. Despite numerous meetings, a committee that included council members, city officials and people

living in town could not come to a consensus. An unscientific online survey provided a nearly a 50-50 split on the fireworks issue. Council President Jeffrey Vaughan said the city was able to place the

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during World War I. On this day of good intentions, Sno-Isle challenges us to make reading resolutions. “Read 16 in ’16,” said Parker, adding that active users of Sno-Isle library cards check out an average of just four titles per year. “We want to connect with our community,” Parker said. “The library is a good source for reading suggestions. We have a whole bunch of experts right here.” Julie Muhlstein: 425339-3460; jmuhstein@



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New Oregon laws kicking in Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers enacted more than 600 bills in the 2015 legislation session. About half of them take effect Jan. 1. Here are a few of the most consequential new laws that will greet Oregonians in 2016:

June P. (Larson) Wiggum June P. (Larson) Wiggum, 93, passed on December 16, 2015 in Everett, Wash. She made Washington Oakes, in Everett, her home, where she was among many friends and a wonder ful caring staff. She is survived by her son, Daniel Lains; and her daughter, Judith Larson; and also by her stepchildren, Gar y Lar son and Darlene Allen. She has numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. June loved salmon fishing and clam digging with family and friends. She loved cooking and collecting recipes. If you didn’t have one of her cookies you missed a little piece of heaven. You were lucky to get her as your partner when playing cards and she was a wiz at crossword puzzles. As an avid reader, mysteries were her favorite. In her later years she did some traveling – Europe, Panama, Alaska and Hawaii but the place she loved the best was Washington State, the rain and cooler weather. Most of all, she loved her family, who dearly love her and will miss her. There will be an informal celebration at Washington Oakes on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 1:00-3:00 p.m. Burial will be a private gathering. I n l i e u o f f l o w e r s , donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in remembrance of her dear sister, Phyllis Davidson.

Stephen H. Good Sr. A son, Stephen H. Good Sr., born to Margaret and John Good in Butte, Montana on September 10, 1941, left his earthly home on December 30, 2015, to dwell in the house of the Lord. He transitioned from this life into eternal life with grace and joy in the presence of several of his children. H e w a s a s o n , b ro t h e r, b r o t h e r- i n - l a w, h u s b a n d , fa t h e r, fa t h e r- i n - l aw, grandfather, greatg r a n d fa t h e r, a n d fa i t h f u l friend. He was instrumental in helping create Archbishop Murphy High School as well as Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish County. He had a passion for golf. He loved playing with his family and with his childhood friends, “the Butte boys”. He leaves Sandra, his s o u l m a te a n d w i fe o f 5 5 years; his sister, Carlin; ten children; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Ser vices will be held at Immaculate Conception C h u rc h , 2 5 01 H oy t Ave . , E v e r e t t , W A , o n F r i d a y, January 8, 2016. The Rosary will begin at 11:30 a.m., f o l l o w e d b y t h e Fu n e r a l Mass at 12:15 p.m. A reception will follow in the school gym, Mattie Hall. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish C o u n t y a t P O B o x 1 317 , Everett, WA 98201 or Archbishop Murphy High School at 12911 39th Ave. SE, Everett, WA 98208.

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Mona (Eikrem) Howell passed away peacefully on D e c e m b e r 27 , 2 01 5 , a t Providence Hospital, Everett, Washington. Mona was born to Eva and Dr. Aslak Eikrem on May 13, 19 31 , i n M o l d e , N o r way. Mona and her mother immigrated to the United States in 1937 coming to Bainbridge Island., Wash. Mona entered Bainbridge High School and graduated i n 19 5 0 . S h e wen t on to WSU and graduated in 1955 with a degree in Journalism. After graduation Mona went to work for United Air Lines a s a f l i g h t a t te n d a n t . I n 1959 Mona met Jay Howell who was a Capt. for United and Mona and Jay married that same year and Mona became a mother to Marilyn and Hal, Jay’s two children. They shared a keen interest in other people and other cultures and with the help of the ai rli ne, they had farr e a c h i n g a d ve n t u r e s a n d experiences. Their h o n ey m o o n to o k t h e m to Central and South America. After Jay’s retirement from United they moved from Madison Park (Seattle, Wash.) to Mukilteo, Wash. and opened a Schwinn Bicycle dealership in Everett which they ran together for 13 year until they retired. Mona has lived in Mukilteo for almost 50 years. Mona ser ved on the City Council in Mukilteo and she was a driving force in the Opera Guild until it disbanded. She also served on the board of the Friends of the Mukilteo Library and served as President of the M u k i l t e o S e n i o r s fo r 1 3 years. Mona continued to travel, some of which was spent visiting her sister Judy in various locations in the US where Judy’s job took her as well as travels to China and Europe. Mona was a dedicated Seahawks fan as well. Mona was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Eikrem Ness, and her husband, Jay H. Howell. Remaining are Judy L. N e s s o f A r l i n g to n , Wa s h . Marilyn Howell of Ridgefield, Wa s h . a n d H a l H owe l l o f Shoreline, Wash.; Mona’s cousin, Liv (Glenn) Cartwright in Poulsbo, Wash. and numerous relatives in Norway. Cremation will be handled by Evergreen Washelli followed by a private family gathering. A Celebration of Life will be held at Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers send a donation to the Friends of the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Mukilteo, WA 98275

Melvin Louis Kasch, age 79, passed away December 27, 2015, following a brief illness. M e l w a s b o r n A p r i l 24 , 1936, in his family home to Mukilteo, Wash. pioneers Carl and Cecelia Kasch. He was one of six siblings and fondly shared many stories of growing up in Mukilteo. He joined the Navy in 1954 and ser ved on the USS Frank E. Evans, traveling throughout the Asia Pacific region until his discharge in 1958. He operated his own heavy construction company in Snohomish, Wash. and wa s k n ow n a n d l ove d by many for his strong work ethic, expertise, and willingness to lend a helping hand. His love for his family was evident in everything he did. He was preceded in death by h i s p a r e n t s , C a r l a n d Cecilia Kasch; brothers, Clarence, Donald and Earl Kasch; sisters, Gloria Tyree, and Dorothy Kasch; and sonin-law, Jerry Rodeffer. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Kasch; daughters, Lynnae Rodef fer and Terri (Gar y) Carlson; as well as son, Chris (Joanne) Kasch all of Snohomish; grandchildren, Jeanesse ( R o b ) M i l l e r, S h a n n o n Ro d e f fe r, D a n i e l l e ( D o m ) Arnett, Tara Arnett, Kramer Carlson, Dar yn Kasch and Janelle Kasch and three great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial w i l l b e h e l d a t 11 a . m . , Saturday, January 2, 2015, St. John’s Catholic Church, 829 Third Street, Mukilteo, W A 9 8 27 5 . F o l l o w i n g a private family interment at the GAR Cemetery in Snohomish, family and friends are invited to a reception from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Centennial Lodge No. 25, 602 Avenue B, Snohomish, WA 98290. Mel was loved and will be sorely missed by many. The family wishes to extend hear tfelt thanks to the exceptional 5th floor A wing staff of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. Mel and his family truly appreciated your kindness, f r i e n d s h i p , a n d professionalism; you have been a great blessing.

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Nolan passed into glor y D e c e m b e r 24 , 2 01 5 , a t home, surrounded by beloved family. His Viewing will be on Saturday, January 2, 2016, a t 10 a . m . w i t h Fu n e r a l services at 1 p.m., followed by Military Interment and a family gathering at Floral Hills, 409 Filber t Road Lynnwood, WA 98036.

A celebration of life for Sandra Crippen will be held o n S a t u r d ay, J a n u a r y 2 , 2016, from 1-4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2913 W. Marine View Drive, Everett, WA

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Paid sick leave Workers will be entitled to at least a week of sick leave each year. If their employer has at least 10 workers, the leave must be paid. Smaller employers must provide unpaid leave. The bill was backed exclusively by Democrats, who said people shouldn’t feel forced to choose between caring for their health and maintaining their paycheck. The bill’s critics said it would make it harder for businesses to succeed and hire more workers.

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Employers can no longer ask about criminal records on job applications. They can still ask during a job interview, but the bill’s proponents hope people with convictions will get a chance to build a fuller picture of themselves for a potential employer. Critics worry the measure will put businesses at risk of lawsuits.

Oregon becomes the first state to use driver’s license records to automatically register people to vote. Starting Monday, the DMV will send records of eligible Oregonians who sign up for a new driver’s license to state election officials. Registered voters who move also will have their voter information updated when they change their address on their driver’s license.

Gas pumps Oregon and New Jersey are the only states that don’t let drivers fill up their tanks by themselves, but Oregon is easing up on its prohibition. Selfservice pumping will now be allowed between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. in counties with less than 40,000 people. That covers a swatch of the state including almost all of eastern Oregon.

Marijuana taxes Beginning Monday, the state will collect a 25-percent sales tax on marijuana products sold to people without medical cards. That makes pot one of just three products with a tax applied at the point of sale. The others are hotel rooms and prepaid mobile phone credits.

Court: Paring knives not protected By Donna Gordon Blankinship Associated Press

SEATTLE — A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Seattle law prohibiting people from carrying fixed-blade knives such as kitchen utensils for self-defense does not conflict with the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In a majority opinion written by Justice Charles Wiggins, the court said small paring knives are not covered by the amendment guaranteeing the right to bear arms.

He called such knives a utility tool, not a weapon. “While almost any common object may be used as a weapon, that does not necessarily mean that possession of otherwise innocuous objects that could be wielded with malice will trigger the constitutional protections afforded to ‘arms’,” Wiggins wrote. The case stems from a traffic stop in which Wayne Anthony Evans was arrested after telling an officer he was carrying a knife after being asked if he had any weapons. He was convicted of unlawful use of weapons.

His appeal focused on the Second Amendment, saying the Seattle statute infringed on his right to bear arms. The court ruled 5-4, with a strongly worded dissent written by Justice Mary Fairhurst. Fairhurst wrote the Seattle law is too broad and likely unconstitutional, in part because the Washington laws cannot offer lesser protections than the Constitution. She argued that the fixed-blade knife is a bearable arm and protected by the Second Amendment.


Couple robbed during home invasion LAKE STEVENS — A husband and wife in their 70s were assaulted Thursday morning in a home-invasion robbery here. The robbery was reported just before 5:30 a.m. at an apartment in the Ashley Pointe senior living community on 20th Street NE. Three suspects rang the doorbell, then forced their way in when the door was opened. The 71-year-old woman was knocked to the floor. The 77-year-old man was punched. The suspects stole jewelry and electronics. The suspects are believed to be a woman and two men, all white, who wore gloves and had their faces covered, according to a news release. They were traveling in what appeared to be a mid1990s model Cadillac de Ville that was silver or gold. The car has a dent on the trunk lid. While driving off, the suspects hit a roundabout and left behind a hub cap. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 425-334-9537. Anonymous tips also can be left at 425-377-3214.

an exercise room for student athletes, Marysville schools spokesman Craig Degginger said. It was scheduled for removal in the coming weeks to make room for a new cafeteria. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 360-363-8350.

Two people were booked into jail after a short police pursuit in Mill Creek on Wednesday afternoon. A Mill Creek police officer checked the license plate of a new model Scion in a parking lot after noticing suspicious activity, according to a police department press release. His hunch was right. The car, with four people inside, had been reported stolen in Seattle. The patrol officer instructed the driver to stop. The driver reportedly ignored the commands


Marysville: Arson at school Authorities are investigating an arson at Marysville Pilchuck High School late Wednesday. Flames were reported just before midnight on the campus. The fire started in a trash bin and spread to a portable building, Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said. No one was hurt. The portable building was destroyed, he said. Damage was estimated at $70,000. The portable was used as

and ran a stop sign. With the officer following, the driver then ran a stop light at Mill Creek Boulevard and 164th Street SE. When car turned onto Third Avenue SE, the driver lost control of it and the car went through a fence and hit a house, police said.

Mill Creek: Two Stevens Pass: Fatal arrested after chase crash on U.S. 2 A 20-year-old Bothell woman was killed Thursday in a head-on crash on U.S. 2. A Chevrolet Tahoe and a Mazda collided just before 9 a.m. about five miles west of Stevens Pass, said trooper Mark Francis of the Washington State Patrol. The Bothell woman was a passenger in the Tahoe, Francis said. The Tahoe driver was taken to a local hospital, as was a passenger in the Mazda. No other injuries were reported. From Herald staff reports


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Clinton emails classified Republicans have questioned whether her use of a private email system put sensitive information at risk.

Email use Clinton and one of her closest aides, Jake Sullivan, had an exchange in September 2010 that showed considerable confusion over her email practices. “I’m never sure which of my emails you receive, so pls let me know if you receive this one and on which address you did,” she wrote to Sullivan on a Sunday morning. A few hours later Sullivan responded: “I have just received this email on my personal account, which I check much less frequently than my State Department account. I have not received any emails from you on my State account in recent days — for example, I did not get the email you sent to me and (Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Jeff) Feltman on the Egyptian custody case. Something is very wrong with the connection there.” Clinton also cited trouble with her BlackBerry in January 2012, according to one of her emails. “Sorry for the delay in responding,” she wrote to Jamie Rubin, a diplomat and

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at a town hall-style campaign event Tuesday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

journalist, saying her BlackBerry was having “a nervous breakdown on my dime!”

George Soros Billionaire George Soros, a major donor to liberal causes, confided to a former Clinton aide that he made the wrong choice in supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries over Clinton. Soros told Neera Tanden during a dinner sponsored by Democracy Alliance, a liberal group, that he “regretted his decision in the primary — he likes to admit mistakes when he makes them and that was one of them,” Tanden told Clinton in a May 2012 email. “He then extolled his work with you from your time as First Lady on.” Tanden also said Soros had been “impressed that he can always call/meet” with Clinton on policy issues but he hadn’t yet met with Obama.

2010 midterms Politics was never far from Clinton’s mind at the State Department. In September 2010, as Republicans threatened to take the majority in the House, Clinton told former policy adviser Neera Tanden, president of the left-leaning think tank Center for American Progress, “I confess I’m bewildered at how poorly the Dems are doing in driving any message and putting the Rs on the defensive.” “Do you and CAP have any ideas as to how to change the dynamic — before it’s too late?” Clinton asked. Losing the House would, she wrote, “be a disaster in every way.”

Situation Room photo Clinton expressed outrage at a Hasidic Jewish newspaper that airbrushed her and another woman out of a famous photograph of officials in the White House Situation Room watching the raid on Osama Bin Laden. The original photo had shown Clinton seated at the table, her hand covering her mouth. Counterterrorism director Audrey Tomason had also been pictured, standing at the back of the room. Both were blacked out in the newspaper’s reproduction of

the photograph. “The Jerusalem Post reported today that a NY Hasidic paper Der Zeitung published the sit room photo w/o me (or Audrey T) photoshopped out perhaps because no woman should be in such a place of power or that I am dressed immodestly!!” Clinton wrote in an email with the subject line “Unbelievable.”

Chicago politics Clinton showed keen interest in the politics of her hometown of Chicago when longtime Mayor Richard Daley announced in September 2010 he would not run for re-election. Betsy Ebeling, Clinton’s close childhood friend, told Clinton in an email that she was in “shock.” Clinton responded: “I’m in shock too,” asking Ebeling to “share any and all insights into this huge news (as any real Chicagoan knows it to be!)” Ebeling said the next day that “Rahm rumors are everywhere,” referencing then-White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who is now Chicago’s mayor.

Riding with HRC Philippe Reines, Clinton’s senior communications adviser, developed an elaborate flow chart during the summer of 2012 to determine a pecking order: Who gets to ride with Hillary? In an email to a group of Clinton advisers, Reines said longtime aide Huma Abedin should ride with Clinton under most circumstances, with deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan joining Clinton on other occasions. Capricia Marshall, a Clinton insider and the chief of protocol, was also listed as someone who should ride with the secretary of state.

Sidney Blumenthal Confidant Sidney Blumenthal wrote Clinton that sanctions freezing Libya’s foreign bank accounts presented “serious challenges” to dictator Moammar Gadhafi, but he was still sitting pretty on “143 tons of gold and a similar amount in silver” valued at more than $7 billion. In an April 2, 2011, email,

Blumenthal wrote that Gadhafi moved the gold and silver from vaults of the Libyan Central Bank in Tripoli to Sabha, a city in southwest Libya that is in the direction of the nation’s border with Niger and Chad. The gold, Blumenthal wrote, was intended to be used to establish an African currency based on Libyan currency, which African countries then could use instead of the French franc. “French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly before the rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya,” Blumenthal wrote. Gadhafi was deposed in August 2011 and killed two months later.

Senate ties A September 2011 exchange with Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland showed Clinton’s ties to the female Democrats in the Senate, her former colleagues. Mikulski emailed Clinton, a former New York senator, to celebrate that the Senate had confirmed Wendy Sherman as an assistant secretary of state and invite Clinton to a gathering of female senators. Noting they now meet in the Strom Thurmond room in the Capitol, Mikulski remarked, “Isn’t that a hoot” — an apparent reference to the late South Carolina senator’s history of womanizing. Clinton wrote back, affectionately addressing Mikulski, the longest-serving female senator, as “dean.” Clinton said she probably couldn’t make it to the gathering.

Missed deadline The State Department said it wouldn’t meet a court-ordered goal of making 82 percent of Clinton’s emails from her time at State public by year’s end. The department said prior to Thursday’s release that while it has “worked diligently” to come close to the goal, it will fall short because of the large number of documents involved and the holiday schedule. The department said Thursday it plans to release more Clinton emails next week.

China builds 2nd aircraft carrier The Washington Post BEIJING — China confirmed Thursday it is building a second aircraft carrier, a move that will probably raise further concerns in the West and among its neighbors over Beijing’s assertive moves in the South China Sea. The carrier will be designed in China and built in the port of Dalian, said Yang Yujun, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry. It will have a displacement of 50,000 tons — significantly less than the largest U.S. carriers — and will carry China’s J-15 fighters. The carrier will have a

Two Ben Carson campaign aides quit DES MOINES, Iowa — The campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he and another top aide have resigned. Barry Bennett said he and communications director Doug Watts left the campaign Thursday morning. Bennett said he left because of mounting frustration that Carson was listening more to his longtime business manager, Armstrong Williams, and not the advice of his paid campaign staff. Bennett’s decision comes a week after Carson said he was considering a major staff shakeup, only to walk back those comments hours later.

Associated Press WASHINGTON — The State Department said Thursday that portions of 275 emails released New Year’s Eve from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state have been newly classified, bringing 2015 to a close for the Democratic presidential front-runner. Clinton has said she didn’t send or receive information that was classified at the time via her personal email account, which was run on a private server at her home. Republicans have repeatedly questioned whether her use of a private email system put sensitive information at risk. In all, the State Department said 1,274 of Clinton’s emails have been retroactively classified since the department started reviewing them for release. Two emails released Thursday were designated “secret,” the second-highest level of classification, which applies to information that could cause serious damage to national security if released. Most of the emails were classified “confidential,” which is the lowest level of classification. On Thursday night, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said, “With more than 1,250 emails containing classified information now uncovered, Hillary Clinton’s decision to put secrecy over national security by exclusively operating off of a secret email server looks even more reckless.” About 5,500 pages of Clinton emails were released on the final day of 2015. Here’s a look at what was in the latest batch:


ski-jump-style takeoff. “China has a long coast line and a vast maritime area under our jurisdiction. To safeguard our maritime sovereignty, interests and rights is the sacred mission of the Chinese armed forces,” Yang said. China claims almost all of the South China Sea, a vast and strategically important sweep of islands and shipping lanes. These claims are a major source of tension with the U.S., as well as with many Asian neighbors including Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines. China and Japan also have sparred over the East China Sea.

China already has one aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. It was purchased from Ukraine in 1998 and retrofitted domestically. Plans to build a second carrier do not come as a surprise. Rumors have been swirling for more than a year, but have been quickly scrubbed by China’s censors. In February, an overzealous city government leaked news that it had been selected to supply electronic components for a new carrier, only to see the good news deleted. Photos released by IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly in October showed what some

thought was an aircraft carrier under construction in Dalian, the port where the Liaoning was refitted. The Pentagon’s 2015 report on military and security issues in China predicted the country could “build multiple aircraft carriers over the next 15 years.” Building a second carrier is part of Beijing’s plan to increase its naval presence as it modernizes its military. The country’s officially disclosed military budget — still small compared with that of the U.S. — has grown by double digits for nearly two decades, up 10 percent this year to $141 billion.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has failed to qualify for the Democratic presidential primary ballot in Ohio, officials said. The news is a setback for O’Malley, who has struggled to gain traction in the contest against Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. But unless he sees a surge a support in coming weeks, O’Malley will probably no longer be a factor in the race by the time voters in Ohio go to the polls March 15. O’Malley’s campaign submitted 1,175 signatures, but only 772 of these were deemed valid, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. To qualify for the primary, a candidate must provide 1,000 valid signatures.

California: Texas mom The mother of a fugitive Texas teen known for using an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident will likely remain jailed for several days in Los Angeles after being deported from Mexico, investigators said Thursday. Tonya Couch and her 18-year-old son, Ethan, were taken into custody this week in Mexico, where authorities believe the pair fled in November as Texas prosecutors investigated whether he had violated his probation.

S. Carolina: Hero charged Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, who received the nation’s top award at the White House last year for combat heroism in Afghanistan, was charged with hit-and-run Thursday after turning himself into police in Columbia. Carpenter, 26, also was charged with making an improper left turn, police said. The charges are from a Dec. 8 incident where Carpenter made a left turn and hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The police report said Carpenter, upon hitting the man, stopped his vehicle and turned on his hazard lights, but did not get out. After the man got up, Carpenter left the scene.

D.C.: ‘Star Trek’ stamps The U.S. Postal Service is giving Trekkies an extra reason to mail things the old-fashioned way in 2016: four stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original “Star Trek” television series. The “Star Trek” set features images based on the Starship Enterprise, a crewman being beamed up, the Starfleet insignia and the Vulcan salute made famous by Spock. The stamps were created by the design firm Heads of State under the art direction of Antonio Alcala.

AROUND THE WORLD UAE: Luxury hotel burns A 63-story luxury hotel was engulfed in flames as a massive New Year’s fireworks display kicked off at the world’s tallest skyscraper nearby, while tens of thousands of people whistled and cheered at the pyrotechnics early Friday. Just minutes before the fireworks began in Dubai, large explosions could be heard from inside the burning building, which was cloaked in thick black smoke. The fire engulfed the Address Downtown hotel, one of the most upscale hotels in Dubai, which was likely to have been packed with people because of its clear view of the skyscraper.

India: Rat terminates flight An airliner heading from Mumbai to London was forced to return mid-flight after a rat was spotted on board, reports said. Air India flight AI-131 was flying over Tehran when a passenger saw the rodent running around the cabin, the Times of India reported Thursday. The pilot turned the plane back to Mumbai as a “precautionary measure” in case the rat gnawed through any electrical wiring or aircraft controls. Rats on planes are reported occasionally and are thought to enter the aircraft most frequently through catering deliveries. From Herald news services

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S&P 500 goes red for year By Alex Veiga Associated Press

U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday, capping the worst year for the market since 2008. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ended essentially flat for the year after the day’s modest losses nudged it into the red for 2015. Even factoring in dividends, the index eked out a far smaller return than in 2014. The Dow Jones industrial average also closed out the year with a loss. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite fared better, delivering a gain for the year. “It’s a lousy end to a pretty lousy year,” said Edward Campbell, portfolio manager for QMA, a unit of Prudential Investment Management. “A very unrewarding year.” Trading was lighter than usual Thursday ahead of the New Year’s Day holiday. Technology stocks were among the biggest decliners, while energy stocks eked out a tiny gain thanks to a rebound in crude oil and natural gas prices. The Dow ended the day down 178.84 points, or 1 percent, to 17,425.03. The S&P 50 index lost 19.42 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,043.94. The Nasdaq composite fell 58.43 points, or 1.2 percent, to 5,007.41. For 2015, the Dow registered a loss of 2.2 percent. It’s the first down year for the Dow since 2008. The Nasdaq ended with a gain of 5.7 percent. The S&P 500 index, regarded as a benchmark for the broader stock market, lost 0.7 percent for the year. According to preliminary calculations, the index had a total return for the year of just 1.4 percent, including dividends. That’s the worst return since 2008 and sharply down from the 13.7 percent it returned in 2014.


Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s Dec. 16 Washington news conference is shown on a TV screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

While U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in 2015 and consumer confidence improved, several factors weighed on stocks in 2015. Investors worried about flat earnings growth, a deep slump in oil prices and the impact of the stronger dollar on revenues in markets outside the U.S. They also fretted about the timing of the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate increase in more than a decade. The uncertainty led to a volatile year in stocks, which hit new highs earlier in the year, but swooned in August as concerns about a slowdown in China’s economy helped drag the three major stock indexes into a correction, or a drop of at least 10 percent. The markets recouped most of their lost ground within a few weeks. “The market didn’t go anywhere and earnings didn’t really go anywhere,” Campbell said.

On Thursday, nine of the 10 sectors in the S&P 500 index ended lower, led by a 1.4 percent decline in technology stocks. Energy stocks, which had been battered recently as commodities prices sank, rose 0.3 percent as oil prices rebounded. The sector still closed out the year down nearly 24 percent, making it the worst performer in the S&P 500. Crude oil and natural gas prices recovered some of their losses from the day before. Benchmark U.S. crude climbed 44 cents, or 1.2 percent, to close at $37.04 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained 82 cents, or 2.2 percent, to close at $37.28 a barrel in London. In other energy trading in New York, wholesale gasoline rose 3.7 cents to $1.267 a gallon, heating oil rose 2.2 cents to $1.101 a gallon and natural gas rose 12.3 cents to $2.337 per 1,000 cubic feet.

In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped 0.5 percent, putting it down 4.9 percent for the year. France’s CAC-40 fared better in 2015, with an 8.5 percent gain after slipping 0.9 percent Thursday. Germany’s main stock market, which was closed Thursday for the holiday, ended the year with a 9.6 percent gain. In Asia, the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.9 percent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.1 percent. Precious and industrial metals prices ended mixed. Gold rose 40 cents to $1,060.20 an ounce, silver fell 4 cents to $13.80 an ounce and copper slid 1 cent to $2.14 a pound. Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.27 percent from 2.30 percent a day earlier. In currency markets, the dollar fell to 120.19 yen from 120.55 yen, while the euro fell to $1.0859 from $1.0924.

Target turnaround gets shoppers back Associated Press NEW YORK — Target’s efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off. Take Annabel Bernardo, who once bought trendy clothes at Target but cut back after she felt it lost its fashion edge. Now, Bernardo, who lives in Rockville, Maryland, is back: “The store is looking much better. It’s looking more upscale.” That Target has had five consecutive quarters of increases in a key sales measure suggests there are more shoppers like Bernardo, who are returning to the discounter that pioneered

the concept of putting affordable, chic fashions under the same roof as groceries and toiletries. That’s good news for Target, which had setbacks in recent years, including a major debit and credit card hack that hurt sales for several months and a misstep that led it to focus on groceries instead of the cheap chic fashions its customers craved. The sales improvements come as Target continues a turnaround plan it started after it hired CEO Brian Cornell in 2014. As part of the plan, Target got rid of its money-losing Canadian

operations and revamped its management team. But the key to luring shoppers back has been changes in stores. Target has been updating its fashion, baby products and home decor. It’s overhauled the fit of its jeans, resulting in at least 10 percent sales growth. It’s also launched a plus-size collection for women, Ava & Viv — its first exclusive fashion line it created in over a decade — with plans to launch exclusive beauty and children’s wear collections in 2016. The discounter has worked on presentation, too. It’s been adding mannequins to display

some clothes instead of hanging them or folding them on shelves. Additionally, it’s hired experts for most of its 1,800 locations to refresh stores with the best merchandise. At the same time Target has upgraded its stores and merchandise, the chain says it’s keeping prices low. To ensure that, the chain says it’s better using its large scale to negotiate prices with suppliers. For instance, for basics like sheets and towels, Target offers longer-term commitments with manufacturers, ordering for two years instead of See TARGET, Page A8

The 2015 economy had a case of the Mondays


he TV hand puppet, Count Blah, used the word “blah” as punctuation when he spoke. Today, his peculiar speech pattern could be mistaken for economics commentary. As we begin a new year the American economy is showing off its strength in some areas, and the Federal Reserve believes that the old jobs and money machine is finally developing some momentum. On the whole, though, the economy’s past year was not one that spilled over with excitement and energy. There was no, “Let’s Dance.” With apologies to songwriter Danny O’Keefe (and Elvis, of course), 2015’s music was more like,

JAMES McCUSKER “Goodtime Charlie’s Got The Blahs.” There is no official name in economic theory for our current economy but if it had one it would definitely be “blah.” Even the financial sector, which has done very well for itself in the recovery, had a year that seemed

lucky to be lackluster. A Bloomberg News headline described the past 12 months as, “The year nothing worked; stocks, bonds, cash go nowhere in 2015.” We had growth in national income, production, and jobs, but not enough to get excited about. A blah economy presents a puzzlement for economists, for policymakers, and political candidates. For each of them, there is the problem of what to fix. The economy is somewhat like a car that starts right away and accelerates smoothly…until it gets to 23 miles per hour. Most fixes are aimed at problems like non-start, non-slow, or non-stop. With a car, a skilled mechanic

can diagnose and fix the problem, of course, but that requires knowledge and experience. With the economy, we may not have enough of either just now. Certainly, we don’t have an army of economists with experience in energizing a blah economy. For political candidates, the economy isn’t bad enough to present a simple, easy target for criticism. The economic issues quickly become complicated and complicated, like blah itself, doesn’t work in the negative polarity of today’s campaigns. Household income provides one example of blah. The Sentier See MCCUSKER, Page A8

Canada’s stock market sees a ‘vomitous’ year Bloomberg TORONTO — Canadian stocks headed for the worst annual loss in four years mired in a three-day losing streak, as the resourcerich nation’s benchmark equity index sank amid a global retreat in commodities from crude

to gold. Energy and materials producers plunged more than 22 percent in the year, dragging the Standard & Poor’s/TSX Composite Index to an 11 percent slump, third-worst among developed-nation markets tracked by Bloomberg. Valeant

Pharmaceuticals International Inc. erased 60 percent of its value in the final five months of the year. Bombardier Inc. plunged 69 percent as the struggling aircraft manufacturer changed chief executives and accepted a bailout from the Quebec government.

There were precious few places to hide this year for Canadian investors. A combination of slowing growth in China and Europe, a glut in crude supplies and a plunge in the nation’s currency amid rising interest rates See CANADA, Page A8


Applications for jobless aid rose last week The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits rose more than projected during the Christmas week, reaching the highest level in almost six months, perhaps reflecting typical swings during holidays. Jobless claims jumped by 20,000 to 287,000 in the week ended Dec. 26, a report from the Labor Department showed Thursday in Washington. The median forecast of 30 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for 270,000. Applications haven’t been this high since the week ended July 4. While there was nothing unusual in the state-level data, the jump could have been caused by the volatility introduced when the numbers are adjusted for seasonal variations, a Labor Department spokesman said. Limited firings, steady hiring and an unemployment rate at more than a seven-year low underscore job market improvement that allowed the Federal Reserve to lift interest rates this month for the first time since 2006. The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits rose by 3,000 to 2.2 million in the week ended Dec. 19. The unemployment rate among people eligible for benefits held at 1.6 percent.

Montana coal mine cuts back 66 jobs A Montana coal mine cut 66 jobs and is slashing production amid an industrywide slowdown that’s starting to affect the largest coal-producing region of the U.S. Signal Peak Energy announced Wednesday that 58 employees had been laid off and eight vacant positions eliminated at its Bull Mountain Mine. That’s about 20 percent of the workforce at the underground mine in central Montana. The company also will cut production, from almost 8 million tons in 2014 to 5.5 million tons annually “until the market changes,” said Signal Peak President Brad Hanson, who blamed poor market conditions. “We will not sell coal for a loss and crash our company like so many others have,” he said.

U.S. rig count declines by two Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by two this week to 698. The Houston firm said Thursday 536 rigs sought oil and 162 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,811 rigs were active. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, California and North Dakota each declined by two and Ohio, Oklahoma and West Virginia dropped one apiece. Louisiana and Texas gained two rigs. Pennsylvania was up one. Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981 and bottomed at 488 in 1999. The count, normally released on Fridays, was early this week because of the New Year’s holiday. From Herald news services

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in America sent energy and raw-materials producers tumbling. The two industries account for about 28 percent of the benchmark gauge. The rout in commodities damped profits at industrial companies that supply the industries, while

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financial services firms faltered amid poor equity returns. “The perfect word to describe Canada this year was vomitous,” said Barry Schwartz, chief investment officer at Baskin Wealth Management in Toronto. His firm manages about C$840 million ($605 million). “Investors threw up and threw out everything to do with Canada.

It was toxic. A yearlong virus that nobody wanted to be attached to. Join the club if you had a negative year because pretty much everybody did in Canada.” The S&P/TSX suffered through an eight-day selloff that was the longest since June 2002. Its return was better than only Singapore and Greece among developed markets. Of the 240 members in the index only about a third posted gains for the year. Top-performing stocks included recent entrants Kinaxis Inc. and Uni-Select Inc., which were added to the index as late as December. The breadth of the decline and a drop in equity valuations have Canadian equity strategists predicting a rebound for the gauge in 2016. The price-to-earnings ratio for stocks in the S&P/

TSX has declined 11 percent to about 20.2 from a 2015 high of 22.7 in April, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. “Canada is down, but not out,” said Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets. He forecasts the index to reach 15,300 next year, implying a gain of about 15 percent from current levels. “In 2016 Canada will surprise by outperforming the U.S. for the first time in six years,” Belski said in a note to clients on Dec. 15. Vincent Delisle, portfolio strategist at Scotia Capital, predicts a more modest rally for the S&P/ TSX, to 14,200, as resource and cyclical stocks in Canada and emerging markets recover at the same time U.S. equities underperform.

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for months. For the year that ended January 2014 and covered the period in which the security breach happened, annual profit fell 34 percent to $1.97 billion. Revenue slipped one percent during that year. But the company’s results have rebounded since it started its turnaround plan. Target is expected to post net income for the year that ends next month of $2.99 billion, up 22 percent from



U.S. stocks closed lower on lighter-thanusual trading ahead of the New Year’s Day holiday. The modest declines capped a sluggish 2015 for the market. The S& P 500 index ended the year down about three-quarters of a percent. The worst return for the index since 2008.

that also carries soap and toothpaste, Target faced challenges when the recession made shoppers more frugal. Target began expanding into groceries, which attracted shoppers. But because its focus wasn’t on fashion, the chain lost some shoppers because it was slow to jump on trends. Then, a security breach in 2013 that affected 40 million credit and debit cards hurt its image, sales and profits


Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell speaks to employees in September.



the prior year’s $2.45 billion, according to FactSet’s survey of analysts. Revenue is expected to be $74.17 billion, up 2 percent from last year’s $72.6 billion. Sales at stores open at least a year, a key sales measure in the retail industry, have grown. In the third quarter, the latest data available, such sales in fashion, home, children and baby items increased more than five percent, much higher than the average 1.9 percent growth. Target’s stock also has rebounded. Shares have risen 31 percent to about $74 from early 2014 when the stock was trading at about $56. The focus on presentation has paid off, too. Sales of clothing on mannequins at 1,400 of its stores were up 30 percent before the holidays. And home products with new displays in 262 stores are selling three or four times faster than the average for that area. Target reports fiscal fourth-quarter results in February.

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every quarter, a move that cuts costs. Experts say it will be key for Target to distinguish itself from other discounters while not being perceived as too pricey for its middle-class shoppers. The median household income of Target’s customers is $67,500, about $20,000 more than Wal-Mart’s customers, according to Kantar Retail, a market research firm. “It’s a tricky balancing act,” said Craig Johnson, president of retail consultancy Retail Growth Partners. The changes come after Target wrestled with uneven growth since the Great Recession. After decades of gaining popularity with shoppers who like the idea of buying trendy clothes and home decor at a discounter


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McCusker From Page A7

Research organization produces a monthly report based on the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) data. The latest report, for November 2015, is encouraging, but not so much that we want to hire a hall for a celebration. Their analysis reveals that in real money — that is, adjusted for price levels — “The November 2015 median income of $56,746 has now surpassed the median of $56,714 in December 2007, the beginning month of the recession that occurred almost eight years ago.” What that tells us is that it took us over 8 years to get our real median household income back to where we were before the recession. The Sentier report goes on to note that, “The November 2015 median is now only 1.1 percent lower than the median of 57,388 in January 2000.” In other words, we still haven’t clawed our way back to where we were 15 years ago. Our average household income, of course, is affected by wage income, and real wages, for most workers in the private sector, haven’t improved much over the past half century. According to the data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the average worker’s wage in 1964 was $19.18. Fifty years later, in 2014, it had reached $20.67. This is an improvement no doubt, but at a rate that certainly qualifies as blah. Real wage earnings aren’t growing and in many cases are even slipping. A Pew Research survey in December 2015 found that nearly half of American families, 49

percent, reported that their income wasn’t keeping up with inflation. As worrisome as that sounds, it represents an improvement from eleven months ago, when the portion of households reporting the same problem was 55 percent. Government efforts to intervene in labor markets have, most recently, taken the form of higher minimum wage edicts. In fourteen states and three municipalities there are new minimum wage laws taking effect on January 1, 2016. The ultimate effect of these, and other, wage mandates, though, is unclear. Certainly they will raise some wages, but whether the average wage is improved, or employment is increased, is another story. In the wonky dream world of government, mandated minimum wage increases will address not only “living wage” issues but also the broader, income inequality problem that is dogging the U.S. and other developed countries. In reality, of course, this will not happen, and instead, the mandates’ unintended consequences will probably increase dependency on private and public assistance. The cure for the blahs is simple enough: take a deep breath or two, remember who you are, “accentuate the positive” and, as the military might put it, “move your butt.” It works for individuals and, in the end, we individuals are the economy. James McCusker is a Bothell economist, educator and consultant. He also writes a column for the monthly Herald Business Journal.

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IN OUR VIEW | Legislature 2016

Cities realistic about session With a 60-day session set to start in the Legislature in less than two weeks — that’s compared to 2015’s record 176-day, three-special-session odyssey — city government leaders in Snohomish County are keeping their expectations realistic. The lawmakers’ focus for the next 60 days will be on a supplemental budget and on making progress in finding a funding solution for K-12 education, so the coalition of cities in Snohomish County is setting its sights on keeping discussions alive on concerns and programs as they meet with lawmakers and follow the session. In concert with the statewide Association of Washington Cities, the county coalition will press a range of issues with the county’s legislative contingent and other lawmakers, said the coalition’s president Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling. Among them: ■■Government agencies throughout the state are struggling to fulfill time-consuming

and costly requests for public records that can range from legitimate request for government documents by the media and other groups to demands for records that border on the ridiculous. Among the more onerous recently was an anonymous request in late 2014 for all Snohomish County Sheriff Office documents going back to 1776 and another anonymous request for all data from some 1,000 cell phones used by county employees. Officials don’t want to shut down legitimate requests for information, said Mill Creek City Councilman Mike Todd, but the requests are putting an increasing burden on city and other governments. Government agencies currently are gathering information beyond anecdotes to outline for lawmakers how much of their budgets are going toward fulfilling the requests, with the hope to advance legislation in 2017. ■■Cities also are hoping to see some protection for a program that provides low-interest

loans for road maintenance and other public works projects. The trust fund, rather than built up with new funding in recent budget rounds, instead is seen as a source of revenue by lawmakers and the governor. There is some money available as loans are paid back, but it’s being depleted, Todd said. The governor, in this year’s supplemental budget, uses $10 million from the fund to shore up spending on mental health issues. Todd and Earling don’t argue with that need, but say the public works fund helps cities complete needed maintenance at lower costs than bonds, provides short-term jobs, and then is paid back to fund other projects. ■■Officials in the county were pleased with the $670 million in projects for the county outlined in the transportation budget, but Earling said, much of that spending is spread out over the next 16 years. Edmonds, for example, is getting $10 million to revitalize Highway 99, improving

America has opened its eyes to the need for a national, single-payer health-care system.

and the stories about bars and too much whiskey that stick out to me, are the suicides. In the election of 1886, First Street bars hosted candidates “buying” votes with free whiskey. The Oct. 30, 1886, issue of The Eye reported the story of Levi Bowker, a stranger in town from his summer job on a hops ranch east of town. He retired to his room in the Exchange Hotel between 9 and 10 Tuesday evening “considerably under the influence of free campaign whiskey.” The hotel clerk found him the next morning, “lying in a natural and easy position on the bed with his clothes on.” A nearly empty morphine bottle and three brief and “poorly written notes” found on the bedside table with instructions what to do with his things: “Give my shotgun to my boy Henry if he ever comes to the Sound.” Written on the back of a poll tax receipt: “Keep my (other) things for

traffic flow and aiding commercial development, but the funding won’t be available for six years. Cities would like to see an advance on part of allocated funding to allow for planning to begin, spending that also could get planning work started sooner on U.S. 2 and its trestle and Highway 522, Earling said. ■■The cities coalition also had hoped to see money in the supplemental budget for four agriculture degree programs at WSU’s North Puget Sound program in Everett, a marine engineering program at UW Bothell and a science, technology, engineering and mathematics building at Edmonds Community College. Only the EdCC building was included in the governor’s supplemental budget. Speaking with a more unified voice is a relatively new approach for the cities, Earling said, but it has paid dividends by increasing visibility for the county’s needs among lawmakers. This year, visibility may have to be enough.


Single-payer would be better The Dec. 28 letter, “Despite reports, it’s not succeeding,” was an unexpected gift for which I bless the writer’s conservative heart. He informs us that “Obamacare,” as currently applied, is failing. This, the writer says, will lead to singlepayer health care funded like Medicare. Hallelujah! If conservatives are finally seeing national health care (i.e., single payer) is an imperfect but affordable, more easily managed system than is the hodge-podge of insurance companies gouging us since the 1800s. For a change, the writer is showing faith in America and realization that, as it matures, America becomes aware it was blind to realities such as: non-whites, Irish and Italians being fully human, women being equal to men, only federal government insurance can provide Social Security for elderly and disabled citizens. Conservatives who financially or spiritually benefitted from treating non-white, Irish, Italian, women, and injured or aging workers as less than human fought against abolishing slavery, against giving women voting rights, against civil rights, against a minimum wage, against Social Security, against Medicare. And lately they’ve been fighting against national health care. But, if the writer is correct, conservatives like himself are accepting that

Paul Heckel Snohomish


Suicide another dark frontier

Reading Amy Nile’s lead of the 1895 Gold Leaf Saloon shooting to her article about First Street bars (“Liquor Board will crack down on First Street bars in Snohomish”) brings to mind just how few “Wild Weststyle” shootings were reported in The Eye, Snohomish’s second weekly newspaper. Researching for my book about the 19th-century architect, J.S. White, (“Capturing History’s Past”), I have skimmed the local news pages in The Eye from 1884 until 1897 when the paper folded,

Have your say To submit a letter to the editor include your name, address and daytime phone number. Send it to: Email: Mail: Letters section The Daily Herald P.O. Box 930 Everett, WA 98206 your kindness to me. I will soon know the great mystery.” The Eye ended its account that he was about 38 years old, and a native of Springfield, Maine. It’s a silent story about mixing alcohol with deep feelings of frontier isolation, that I find impossible to connect with our contemporary mix of booze and boredom. Warner Blake Snohomish

OTHER VOICES | Public health

Higher cigarette tax could save infant lives By the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board


cientists, and many consumers, know that when taxes raise the price of cigarettes, smoking typically goes down. That’s why the nation’s leading health organizations advocate higher taxes as a way to discourage tobacco use by teenagers. But now those higher prices may be having a positive impact on even younger Americans. A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan concluded that

when it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die. Published this month in the journal Pediatrics, the findings state that for every added $1 tax on a pack of cigarettes about 750 infant deaths, out of 4 million annual births, can be avoided nationwide. The association between higher taxes on cigarettes and lower infant mortality rates was stronger for African-American infants, who have higher death rates, than non-Hispanic white infants. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the research was based on comparisons of public data from

1999 to 2010 on cigarette taxes and U.S. infant mortality rates. “Our approach is a different way to think about cigarette taxes,” said Matthew M. Davis, a senior author of the study and professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. “Usually taxes are used in public health as a way to discourage smoking and therefore improve the health of the person who previously smoked, or is considering starting. But connecting tax increases to smoking reductions and to fewer infant deaths brings in an entirely new type of benefit.”

The threats to newborns posed by women who smoke during pregnancy are well known. Their babies can face health problems such as birth defects, prematurity, low birthweight and sudden infant death syndrome. Yet federal statistics show that almost 11 percent of U.S. women smoke during pregnancy. Higher cigarette taxes have discouraged cash-strapped teens from starting to smoke. If smoking costs pregnant women more, society could reduce other health tragedies. The above editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday.

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ractured and divided as we are, on one thing we can agree: 2015 was a miserable year. The only cheer was provided by Lincoln Chafee and the Pluto flyby (two separate phenomena), as well as one seminal aeronautical breakthrough. On Dec. 21, Elon Musk’s SpaceX, after launching 11 satellites into orbit, returned its 15-story booster rocket, upright and intact, to a landing pad at Cape CHARLES Canaveral. KRAUTHAMMER That’s a $60 million mountain of machinery — recovered. The reusable rocket has arrived. Arguably, it arrived a month earlier when Blue Origin, a privately owned outfit created by Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO and owner of The Washington Post) launched and landed its own booster rocket, albeit for a suborbital flight. The two events together mark the inauguration of a new era in spaceflight. Musk predicts that the reusable rocket will reduce the cost of accessing space a hundredfold. This depends, of course, on whether the stresses of the launch make the refurbishing prohibitively expensive. Assuming Musk is even 10 percent right, reusability revolutionizes the economics of spaceflight. Which both democratizes and commercializes it. Which means space travel has now slipped the surly bonds of government — presidents, Congress, NASA bureaucracies. Its future will now be driven far more by a competitive marketplace with its multiplicity of independent actors, including deeply motivated, financially savvy and visionary entrepreneurs. The enterprise is not entirely free of government. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket landed on a Cape Canaveral pad. Moreover, initial financing for these ventures already depends in part on NASA contracts, such as resupplying the space station. That, however, is not much different from the growth of aviation a century ago. It hardly lived off air-show tickets or Channel-crossing prize money. What really propelled the infant industry was government contracts. For useful things like mail — and bomb — delivery. The first and most visible consequence of the new entrepreneurial era will be restoring America as a spacefaring nation. Yes, I know we do spectacular robotic explorations. But our ability to toss humans into space disappeared when NASA retired the space shuttle — without a replacement. To get an astronaut into just low Earth orbit, therefore, we have to hitch a ride on Russia’s Soyuz with its 1960s technology. At $82 million a pop. Yet, today, two private companies already have contracts with NASA to send astronauts to the space station as soon as 2017. The real prize, however, lies beyond Earth orbit. By now, everyone realizes that the space station was a colossal mistake, a white elephant in search of a mission. Its main contribution is to study the biological effects of long-term weightlessness. With increasing privatization, such decisions will no longer be exclusively Washington’s. When President Obama came into office, the plan was to return to the moon by 2020. A year later, he decided we should go to an asteroid instead. Why? Who knows. Today future directions are being set by private companies with growing technical experience and competing visions. Musk is fixated on colonizing Mars, Bezos on seeing “millions of people living and working in space,” and Richard Branson on space tourism by way of Virgin Galactic. And Moon Express, another private enterprise, is not even interested in hurling about clumsy, air-breathing humans. It is bent on robotic mining expeditions to the moon. My personal preference is a permanent manned moon base, which would likely already exist had our politicians not decided to abandon the moon in the early 1970s. We have no idea which plan is more likely to succeed and flourish. But the beauty of privatization is that we don’t get just one shot at it. Our trajectory in space will now be the work of a functioning market of both ideas and commerce. It no longer will hinge on the whims of only tangentially interested politicians. Space has now entered the era of the Teslas, the Edisons and the Wright brothers. From now on, they will be doing more and more of the driving. Which means we are actually — finally — going somewhere again. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is

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His parents, who are fearful that he’ll be released without treatment, watched from the back of the courtroom. Western has refused to admit the man, despite a court order. He isn’t expected to be hospitalized until Jan. 11. His case is one of several that the Snohomish County Superior Court bench is being forced to review under similar circumstances. Farris was told Thursday that 92 people were waiting to be admitted to Western for competency restoration services. The longtime judge ordered hospital officials and their lawyer, a state assistant attorney general, to return Jan. 7 with a plan detailing how they are going to add more beds and provide treatment for

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down Ceasar Medina, 17, outside a tattoo parlor in Spokane, authorities said. Smith, who had been convicted of robbery, burglary and assault, shouldn’t have been released until Aug. 10, authorities say. He is in jail and charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the May 26 killing. It’s the second death tied to the early release of prisoners, and there are likely to be more crimes that have been committed by inmates freed too soon, Department of Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke said. “I’m very concerned about what we’ll uncover as we move forward,” Pacholke said in

patients who are unable to assist with their own defense. Farris again ordered public defender Tiffany Mecca to subpoena Kevin Quigley, the secretary of the state Department of Social and Health Services. The judge was told last month that Quigley was out of the state on vacation but plans were under way to serve him a subpoena once he returned. “The buck stops with Mr. Quigley,” Farris said. The judge earlier this month said she would arrest state officials if they didn’t show up to explain why they continue to violate the law. She pointed out that Quigley wrote a letter in November to staff saying that he was pausing efforts to open new competency beds because federal inspectors determined

that the hospital didn’t have adequate personnel for its existing wards. Western is at risk of losing federal funding if it doesn’t improve safety and staffing. Quigley wrote in the letter that his department should have taken more of a stand against judges who ordered the hospital to cut wait times. Pretrial defendants are waiting weeks and months in county and city jails for treatment. Legislators passed a law in July ordering the mental hospital to admit people within 14 days. U.S. District Court Judge Marsha Pechman instituted a seven-day deadline after a lawsuit was filed on behalf of several inmates. She found that defendants’ constitutional rights were being violated. She ordered the hospital to be monitored and to make progress toward cutting

wait times. She gave Western until Jan. 2. Victoria Roberts, the deputy assistant secretary for DSHS, testified Thursday that the hospital cannot meet Saturday’s deadline. She and Western CEO Ron Adler told Farris that the national shortage of psychiatrists and unsuccessful efforts to recruit mental health nurses and other personnel has impeded the state’s efforts to increase capacity at the hospital. There are 10 openings for psychiatrists at Western. The hospital in 2015 hired about 350 people, including nurses and security staff, but turnover is high. The judge was told that comparatively low salaries, mandatory overtime and safety concerns have led to people quitting. The hospital is taking steps to recruit more staff.

Gov. Jay Inslee recently approved salary increases and signing bonuses. The state plans to add 30 beds outside the hospital using contract workers as a shortterm solution. Maple Lane, a former juvenile detention center in Centralia, is expected to come online in April. Another center is planned to open in Yakima in March. Farris pointed out that staffing shortages at the hospital have been going on for years. In 2012 state lawmakers ordered DSHS to come up with a longterm plan to address the problems that are causing treatment delays. Legislative auditors found that the department provided inaccurate data and failed to come up with an adequate plan. Farris said that she couldn’t hold the hospital in contempt for the

“massive screw-ups in the last three years,” but she can demand that they show what steps they are taking now. If they don’t make progress on the specific steps she’s ordered them to detail, Farris said she can fine them up to $2,000 a day for each violation. The judge Thursday also questioned why prosecutors aren’t enforcing the state law that requires the hospital to admit patients within 14 days. She signed an order requiring the state Attorney General’s Office to have someone at the next hearing to answer that question. “The state and state agents should be putting on evidence to enforce the law passed by the state Legislature,” Farris said. Diana Hefley: 425339-3463; hefley@ Twitter: @ dianahefley.

a conference call with reporters. “It concerns me deeply about just the tragedy that is being produced based on early release.” Another prisoner mistakenly released early has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of his girlfriend in a Bellevue car crash that happened when he should have been behind bars, state officials revealed Monday. Pacholke said he and Gov. Jay Inslee have apologized and offered condolences to Medina’s family and the relatives of the woman killed. Officials announced last week that as many as 3,200 prisoners have been mistakenly released since 2002 because of problems calculating sentences. So far, more than two dozen offenders who need to serve additional time are back in custody, including four from Snohomish

County, and the Department of Corrections is reviewing additional releases. No Snohomish County offenders have been named among those who have committed new crimes since their erroneous release. Among those released and recaptured was Rachel Patterson, who was supposed to be serving a three-year sentence for a stabbing in Snohomish. Patterson, then 28, and her boyfriend, convicted felon Tristin Smith, attacked three brothers who were playing on a field in 2013. Smith, the primary suspect, received an eightyear sentence. The attack was unprovoked, and the brothers were strangers to the couple. Patterson’s sentence included extra time, because the knife was a deadly weapon. She was

released Sept. 28, according to the state corrections database. At least three other Snohomish County offenders are on the list of those recaptured. That includes Christopher Miskelly, a burglar who was captured after his intended victims woke up. They overpowered him and hog-tied him until help arrived. Another was a man who served time for a 2009 Snohomish County assault conviction. Corrections officials said Jesse Adams was released in error Dec. 7. His new release date is in February. The attorney general’s office advised the Department of Corrections in 2012 that it wasn’t necessary to manually recalculate prisoners’ sentences after the software error was brought to light, according to documents

released by the department late Wednesday. The assistant attorney general assigned to the agency wrote in December 2012 that from a “risk management perspective,” a recalculation, by hand, of hundreds of sentences was “not so urgent” because a software reprogramming fix eventually would take care of the issue, according to the emails released in response to a public records request by The Associated Press. Corrections officials acknowledged this week that the software fix was delayed 16 times and ultimately never done. A fix is expected early next month, and corrections officials say they are doing manual recalculations for prisoners whose sentences might have been affected. The agency was alerted to the error in December

2012, when a victim’s family learned of a prisoner’s imminent release. The family did its own calculations and found that the prisoner was being credited with too much time for good behavior. The mistake followed a 2002 state Supreme Court ruling requiring the Department of Corrections to apply good-behavior credits earned in county jail to state prison sentences. But the programming fix ended up giving prisoners with sentencing enhancements too much “good time credit.” Sentencing enhancements include additional prison time given for certain crimes, such those using firearms. Under state law, prisoners who get extra time for sentencing enhancements cannot have it reduced for good behavior.

Where to turn for Help & Hope Mental Health Resources The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers families and individuals free training, free classes and free support groups that help people live more productive and rewarding lives. Who we are: NAMI Snohomish County is a 501(C)3 nonprofit staffed by local volunteers and funded primarily by contributions from private individuals and a few small corporate donations. We listen, support and educate individuals as they wrestle with behavioral health issues by providing them, their families, friends and educators with up-to-date information to help successfully navigate a complex system of care. We advocate: We provide a louder voice for individuals with mental illness and their families at local, state and national governmental levels. We lead: We spearhead mental health awareness events and activities, to help combat the myths and stigma while encouraging compassion and understanding for those with mental illness. You will find numerous classes, support groups and resources on our website that help all affected by mental illness better understand and relate to one another.

Limited Resources keep the state of Washington from providing greater educational and treatment solutions, so NAMI of Snohomish County was created to help those directly affected by mental illness. However, funding is required to help further this cause as well as provide greater awareness for all in Snohomish County. We hope you’ll consider funding this mission with an ongoing or even onetime contribution by visiting our website now. Contact: NAMI of Snohomish County • P.O. Box 12487 • Everett, WA 98206 Message Phone: (425) 339-3620 • Email:


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2016 Nissan Maxima SR: interior rivals luxury vehicles ROAD TEST by Larry Lark Herald Special Sections Writer


f you’re willing to “fudge” a little bit, and take a chance on a four-door sports car, the re-imagined and re-energized 2016 Nissan Maxima SR will reward your forward thinking. It’s still Nissan’s flagship model, and a large sedan, but it looks and drives like nothing else in the large sedan market niche. A bold new design — combined with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 300 horsepower, more rigid chassis and sports car-like acceleration and handling — makes it happen. The 2016 Maxima is offered in five well-equipped grade levels, including new SL, SR and Platinum grades. No options are available. Maxima seats five, offers spacious trunk space, and my onboard computer rated my miles per gallon average at 24.6 for my week of combined city/highway driving. The exterior projects a distinctive upscale look through its lower profile and wide stance. Highlights include a V-motion front end, signature boomerang lights, 18-inch, machine-milled aluminum alloy wheels with painted inserts, and a unique floating roof appearance. It almost makes you forget about the two

extra doors. My SR tester was designed with the specific goal of pushing Maxima’s performance boundaries further than ever before to placate dyed-in-the-wool driving enthusiasts. There are pages of technical data to make these types drool, but I’ll provide the expurgated version. Exclusive hardware starts with unique suspension damper tuning and a larger front stabilizer bar. And the panoramic moonroof was eliminated to help lower the SR’s center of gravity and further enhance torsional rigidity. Having firmly established the Maxima’s “driver’s car” pedigree, let’s move to creature comforts – my personal

favorite. Maxima’s interior truly rivals luxury vehicles. It offers genuine stitching on the instrument panel, doors and console, available ambient lighting, available premium Ascot leather seating surfaces with diamondquilted inserts, unique faceted finishers and a sporty D-shaped steering wheel. They don’t just look good – they fit like a glove. Nissan’s unique zero-gravity front seats with sport bolstering are standard (8-way, power-adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way, power-adjustable front passenger’s seat) and offer increased softness provided by a new three-layer foam design. Heated or cooled air can be dialed up on command. An 11-speaker Bose sound system delivers the highest audio fidelity experience in the segment, which is amplified because the Maxima interior is so darn quiet. Wish I had it in my family room or man cave. An eight-inch color display features

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xploring the crowded full-size-pickup market, searching for a niche where other manufacturers haven’t ventured, is a formidable task. Nissan, however, believes it has zeroed in on a market sweet spot with its all-new 2016 Titan XD. The Titan XD is part of Nissan’s new “family” of trucks. The half-ton Titan is more of a 1500 competitor, in the same class as the original Titan that launched in 2003, and the XD is a larger, “increasedcapability” truck. The Titan XD lineup consists of five crew-cab models: XD S, XD SV, XD PRO4X, XD SL, and XD Platinum Reserve. Nissan announced rough starting prices for three models: XD S 4x2, $40,000; XD PRO4X, $50,000; and XD Platinum Reserve, $60,000. “We covered about 50 percent of the full-size-truck segment with the original Titan,” said Rich Miller, Titan chief product specialist. “With the Titan and Titan XD combined we’re going to cover over 83 percent of the segment.” Nissan has entered a new “white space” in the market with the Titan XD, Miller said, noting the strategies behind filling this space were based on feedback from

focus groups across the nation — owners of half-ton and three-quarter-ton pickups. Importantly, a large number of participants voiced a need for a middle ground between the two pickup classes. Three-quarter-ton-pickup owners complain the trucks have gotten much more expensive, saying the pickups’ capabilities have far exceeded their needs and not worth paying the extra $12,000 to $15,000 for the big-diesel package. On the other hand, half-ton-pickup owners want more capability, as well as a diesel, but not at the price of a three-quarter-ton truck. “Every year, 75,000 customers who are three-quarter-ton buyers decide to migrate back down to the 1500 class,” said Miller, “and at the same time 75,000 customers are moving up to the three-quarter-ton class from the half-ton class.” In the early planning stages, Nissan didn’t have engines suitable for a truck that would be representative of this middle ground. Cummins had an answer, and Nissan worked with the diesel-engine manufacturer to develop a Titan XD-specific Cummins 5.0-liter V-8 turbo-diesel. Its performance fits into a category between expensive big-bore diesels and lesscapable smaller-displacement diesels. The 5.0-liter delivers 310 horsepower at 3,200

rpm and 555 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm. Partnered with the diesel is a heavy-duty six-speed Aisin automatic transmission, built to handle torque from a much larger class of truck. Maximum towing capacity for Titan XD models is 12,000-plus pounds and its payload max is 2,000 pounds. Nissan boasts that its workhorse capability comes at a price tag close to that of a half-ton pickup, and without sacrificing fuel efficiency. Fuel economy figures will be announced closer to the truck’s production date. Riding on a heavy-duty chassis that’s totally different from its half-ton Titan counterpart, some Titan XD test trucks were driven up and down steep grades with 750 pounds of weight in the 6.5-foot beds. Other trucks ran the route with 9,600-pound trailers in tow. The payload-laden trucks didn’t labor uphill and ride comfort wasn’t significantly different between a loaded or unloaded truck. Ride comfort remained surprisingly good, even when driving the Titan XD on a torture course with severe dips and recesses. Off-road-ready Titan XD PRO-4X 4x4 trucks also proved capable on a challenging trail with extremely rocky uphill and downhill portions. Titan XD’s high-torque-at-low-rpm

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he RAV4 — Toyota’s pioneering, compact sport utility vehicle — rolls into 2016 with a wide-ranging makeover. The mid-cycle refresh includes styling updates, technology enhancements, and two new editions. An SE grade joins the lineup, along with the first-ever RAV4 Hybrid. The RAV4 family now stretches 10 models wide: LE, XLE, SE, and Limited grades in front- or all-wheel drive, and Hybrid models in XLE or Limited trim (both AWD only). Prices start at $24,350 for the FWD LE, and range to $33,610 for a Hybrid Limited, which is the model I test drove for this review. The 2016 RAV4 becomes the eighth Toyota Hybrid model. Power is derived from a combination of a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine and front/ rear electric motor/generators. The kinetic energy of the braking process is converted into electric energy, which recharges the NiMH battery pack. The net power output of the hybrid system is 194 horsepower and 206 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s sufficient to usher the 2-ton RAV4 Hybrid from 0 to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds — about a second quicker than its gas-powered equivalent, which is 320 pounds lighter. Electric motors provide their peak power instantly, and the gas/ electric interplay is seamless. The

RAV4 Hybrid feels quick off the dime and accelerates smoothly. Good performance is always appreciated, but for most people buying a hybrid vehicle, the real payoff is at the gas pumps: EPA estimates for fuel economy are 34 city/31 highway/33 mpg combined. This compares with 22/29/25 mpg for the gas-powered RAV4 — a noteworthy difference, especially in city driving. There are three optional drive modes in the electronically controlled, continuously variable transmission: Sport mode sharpens throttle response and transmission mapping; EV allows you to run on electric power only, at maximum speed of 25 mph, for up to a half-mile; Eco maximizes mileage by cutting power and air conditioning. The RAV4 Hybrid has standard-equipped AWD. While suited to light off-roading, the electronic, on-demand system isn’t geared toward hard-core rock crawling. Two electric motor generators power the front and rear wheels; there’s no mechanical connection between the front and rear axles. While the system default is front-wheel drive the rear motor kicks in for added traction when road surface conditions are slippery, and for added grip when accelerating and cornering. The AWD system is proactive. It starts feeding power to the rear wheels whenever the tires are turned. RAV4 Hybrid goes down the road smoothly and feels stable and predictable when cornering.

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New intro for 2016 Cars, like humans, tend to expand in size as they age. In people, this process gets mixed reviews, but in cars, the outcome is often more favorable. Early generations of RAV4 came up short when it came to rear-seat legroom. Today’s fourth-generation models can comfortably fit 6 footers in both front and back rows. Having to house the hybrid hardware requires a modest giveback in cargo capacity. It ranges from 35.6 to 70.6 cubic feet (2.8 cu.-ft. less, compared to gas-powered RAV’s). A height-adjustable power liftgate is standard on both Hybrid grades. Slide into the front seat and it’s evident that the interior has stepped up its game, with a more upscale look and feel. All grades get thicker soft touch materials on

the lower dash, and upper trim levels add padding to the upper doors. Most every SUV suffers compromised, three-quarter rear visibility, so blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert (standard on XLE and Limited trim levels) is more of a necessity than a nicety. The sound system on Limited models includes a 7-inch display touchscreen with navigation and the Entune app suite, which allows integrated access to your smartphone for music and information services. A 576-watt, 11-speaker JBL audio system is available only on Limited trim levels. Increased sound insulation cuts road noise at highway speed to help keep the interior quiet. Highlights of the standard safety features on Limited trim

levels include lane-departure alert, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and dynamic radar cruise control. Among the new options for 2016 is a Bird’sEye-View Camera. The 360-degree overhead view makes short work out of backing in and out of tight quarters and is a real, rubberneck reducer. When RAV4 first arrived to the United States in 1995, the idea of small sport utility vehicles had barely been hatched: These days, you can hardly throw a rock without hitting one. Staying competitive in this booming segment isn’t easy. But, with updated styling, technology, standard all-wheel drive and segment-stellar fuel economy, the new RAV4 Hybrid offers buyers a package that’s hard to ignore.

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DRIVER (Class B) Sound Publishing, Inc. is looking for an experienced truck driver with a CDL-B to drive out of Paine Field area in Everett, WA. Must have excellent driving record, be able to lift 50 lbs and load/unload truck. Position is Full-Time, 40 hrs a week and include excellent benefits. The schedule varies and requires flexibility. Must have knowledge of the Puget Sound area. Must provide current copy of driving abstract at time o f i n t e r v i ew. P l e a s e email application to or mail to HR Dept/DREPR, Sound Publishing, Inc, 11323 Commando R W, Unit Main, Everett, WA 98204 E.O.E. Now accepting applications for PT/FT Meal Program Assistants. Will provide paid training. We are a family owned and operated facility that offers a relaxed atmosphere and a flexible schedule. If interested, please apply in person at: Delta Rehab. 1705 Terrace Ave. Snohomish, WA 98290 ~ 360-568-2168

PRE-PRESS TECHNICIAN (EVERETT, WA) Sound Publishing, Inc. has an immediate opening in our Pre-Press department at our Print Fac i l i t y i n E ve r e t t , WA . Position is FT; and the schedule requires flexibility and requires ability to work nights and weekends. Duties include downloading files from various sources, the preflight and correction of PDF files as needed, imposition for var ious press configurations, and plate output. REQUIREMENTS: ¡ Intermediate computer knowledge ¡ Basic knowledge of 4color offset printing ¡ Must be experienced with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, ScenicSoft Pitstop, Kodak Preps (Knowledge of Kodak Prinergy Evo RIP software is preferred but not required) ¡ Ability to prioritize and multi-task in deadlinedriven environment ¡ Attention to detail Please email your cover letter and resume to: ATTN: PrePress Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Check out our website to find out more about us!

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CAREGIVER I will assist your elderly loved one in their home. Chores, meal preparation, errands, driving, anything they need. Great references, 20 yrs experience. 425-320-8775 ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE / SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER (EVERETT, WA) Sound Media, a division of Sound Publishing Inc., is seeking an experienced, customer-focused advertising sales account executive who needs to be the best and work among the best! If you thrive in an entrepreneurial environment where you can truly deliver value to your clients; if you are someone who is passionate about Social Age Technologies and understands the cross channel campaign strategies offered by an innovative, 21st century consultative marketing team; then we invite you to consider joining our team of professionals. We are looking for a confident, detail-oriented, self-starter, who among other things will be responsible for: ¡ Prospecting, qualifying, cultivating, and renewing client relationships resulting in sales “winsâ€? for new or extended contracts; ¡ Designing and implementing actionable sales plans based on performance goals and objectives; ¡ Developing and maintaining favorable relationships among prospects and existing clients in order to increase revenue and meet individual and team goals; ¡ Formulating customizable marketing communications solutions for each unique client through a thorough needs-assessment, ensuring recommended campaign strategies and related tactics meet or exceed client expectations. Position may require a bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area, or an equivalent combination of education and practical experience. Must possess a reliable vehicle, valid Driver’s License, and proof of current vehicle insurance coverage.

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NO. 15-4-07087-5 SEA NONPROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.42.030 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING In Re the Estate of THELMA JEAN JOHNSTON, Deceased. The notice agent named below has elected to give notice to creditors of the above-named decedent. As of the date of the filing of a copy of this notice with the court, the notice agent has no knowledge of any other person acting as notice agent or of the appointment of a personal representative of the decedent’s estate in the state of Washington. According to the records of the court as are available on the date of the filing of this notice with the court, a cause number regarding the decedent has not been issued to any other notice agent and a personal representative of the decedent’s estate has not been appointed. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.42.070 by serving on or mailing to the notice agent or the notice a g e n t ’s a t t o r n e y a t t h e address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the cour t in which the notice agent’s declaration and oath were filed. The claim must be presented within the later of: ( 1 ) T h i r t y d ay s a f t e r t h e notice agent served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.42.020(2)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the c l a i m i s fo r ev e r b a r r e d , except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.42.050 and 11.42.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE: December 18, 2015 The notice agent declares under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of Washington on December 8, 2015, at Mountlake Terrace, Washington that the foregoing is true and correct. KATY JOHNSTON, Notice Agent Notice Prepared by: HELSELL FETTERMAN LLP LAURA E. HOEXTER, WSBA #23246 Attorneys for the Notice Agent 1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 4200 Seattle, Washington 98154 Telephone No. (206) 292-1144 Facsimile No. (206) 340-0902 EDH674248 Published: December 18, 25, 2015; January 1, 2016.


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PUBLIC NOTICE Sheng Tai, Inc, 150 120th Ave NE #110, Bellevue, WA, 98005, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Marysville Senior Living Facility, is located at 11013 State Ave in Marysville, in Snohomish County. This project involves 5 acres of soil disturbance for residential, parking and utility construction activities. The receiving water is an unnamed tributary to West Fork Quilceda Creek. Any persons desiring to present their views to the department of Ecology regarding this application may do so in writing within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Comments shall be submitted to the department of Ecology. Any person interested in the department’s action on this application may notify the department of their interest within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater PO Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 Published: December 25, 2015; January 1, 2016. EDH675330

SNOHOMISH COUNTY COUNCIL SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON NOTICE OF APPEAL HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Snohomish County Council will hold a hearing on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at the hour of 1:30 p.m. in the Henry M. Jackson Board Room, 8th Floor, Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, Washington to consider an appeal received on December 21, 2015, from a decision of the Snohomish County Hearing Examiner dated September 4, 2015, regarding the application described b e l o w. T h e H e a r i n g E x a m i n e r i s s u e d a D e c i s i o n o n Reconsideration on December 8, 2015. APPLICATION FILE NO.: 12-106223 LU TYPE OF APPLICATION: Conditional Use Per mit to allow commercial vehicle home basing, located at 17221 and 17307 Broadway Ave., Snohomish, Washington. APPLICANT: Terry and Annette Christiansen APPELLANT: Maltby Trucking & Excavating, Inc. Dave & Bonnie Christiansen and Terry & Annette Christiansen NATURE OF APPEAL HEARING: Snohomish County Code Section 30.72.110 provides that the appeal will be heard at a closed record appeal hearing. The appeal will be on the record with no new evidence allowed unless specifically requested by the County Council. No new appeal issues may be raised by a party of record after the close of time allowed by law for ďŹ ling an appeal. P u r s u a n t t o S C C 3 0 . 7 2 . 0 7 0 ( 2 ) , b e c a u s e a p e t i t i o n fo r reconsideration was ďŹ led, issues subsequently raised by that party on appeal to the county council shall be limited to those issues raised in the petition for reconsideration. Because this is not an open record hearing, members of the public who are not parties of record will not be allowed to present argument. PRESENTATION OF ARGUMENT: Par ties of record may file written arguments prior to the hearing, and may present oral arguments at the hearing. In order to be considered, written arguments must be ďŹ led with the Council Clerk at 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, MS/609, Robert J. Drewel Building, 8th Floor, Everett, Washington, 98201, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The appellant(s) may file written rebuttal arguments with the Council Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. COUNTY COUNCIL ACTION: At the conclusion of the hearing, the County Council will adopt ďŹ ndings and conclusions in support of its decision, which may adopt any or all of the findings and conclusions of the Hearing Examiner. The Council may afďŹ rm the Hearing Examiner’s decision, may reverse the Hearing Examiner’s decision, wholly or in part, or may remand the matter to the Hearing Examiner for further proceedings in accordance with the Council’s ďŹ ndings and conclusions. AVAILABILITY OF RECORD: The record, including the written appeal statement and written arguments presented by parties of record, is available for inspection at the ofďŹ ce of the Council Clerk. Copies of documents may be obtained upon request at the ofďŹ ce of the Council Clerk. ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES: Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please make arrangements at least one week prior to the hearing by calling Debbie Eco at (425) 388-3494, (800) 562-4367 x3494, or TDD (425) 388-3700. Dated this 30th day of December, 2015. /s/ Debbie Eco, CMC Clerk of the Council #107010 Published: January 1, 2016. EDH675840

1VCMJD/PUJDFT SILVER LAKE WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT WAC 197-11-970 Determination of nonsigniďŹ cance (DNS). DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE Description of proposal: The proposal is for construction of a new building containing 7,500 SF of inventory storage, and the addition of 2,500 SF to the existing vehicle storage building, removing an existing entry curb and construction of a new entry, and future construction of a water reservoir. The adjacent parcel to the south has been purchased and is part of the project. Proponent: Silver Lake Water & Sewer District. Location of proposal, including street address, if any: Silver Lake Water & Sewer District Headquarter Site 15205 41st Avenue SE, Bothell, WA 98012 Lead agency: Silver Lake Water & Sewer District The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date below. Comments must be submitted by 01/13/2016 Responsible ofďŹ cial: Patrick Curran Position/title: General Manager Phone: (425) 337-3647 Address: 15205 41st Avenue SE, Bothell, WA 98012 Date: 12/30/2015 Signature: Patrick M. Curran Published: January 1, 2016. EDH675777

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Seahawks WRs bleed purple and gold Three-fifths of Seattle’s current wide receivers are undrafted free agents from the University of Washington. By Nick Patterson Herald Writer

RENTON — It’s almost as if one small corner of the locker room was ripped out of Husky Stadium during the recent renovations, transported across Lake Washington, then plopped down at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. There, almost side-by-side in the locker room at the Seattle Seahawks’ headquarters, are stalls with the names Jermaine Kearse, Kevin Smith and Kasen Williams attached to them. Three-fifths of the Seattle Seahawks’ current receiving corps are former University of Washington Huskies, and not


Former Huskies Jermaine Kearse (15), Kevin Smith (8) and Kasen Williams (2), all undrafted out of college, make up over half of the current wide receiver unit for the Seahawks heading into a game against the Cardinals.

only are they former Dawgs, they also all found their way onto Seattle’s roster after being undrafted free agents. The phenomenon of having

three undrafted receivers from Washington on the roster was completed last Saturday when Williams was signed off the practice squad.

“We like those Huskies,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “We want to get them all out there at the same time a few times here if we can. It’s pretty unique. They’re

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all good football players. They’re versatile guys, they’re tough guys, they’re great to have in the program. They’ve just fit us really well. I think it’s ironic that they’re right across the lake here.” All three were good players at Washington, but not good enough to warrant getting drafted. Kearse, who was a Husky from 2008-11, was a twotime second-team All-Pac-10 selection, but he slumped his senior season. Smith (2010-13) wasn’t productive as a receiver until his final season, and although he led Washington in receiving yards as a senior it was a modest total (765 yards). Williams (2011-14) was on his way to stardom, earning All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors as a sophomore, but a broken leg wiped out his junior and senior campaigns. See SEAHAWKS, Page C4

Seahawks staring at 0-4 against Cards, Rams


Oklahoma’s high-scoring offense, which had averaged 52 points over its last seven contests. The Sooners (11-2) actually came into the game as favorites, but the Tigers showed their unblemished mark was no fluke. “For some reason, we were the underdog in the playoffs,” receiver Charone Peake said. “I was glad to see us come out and dominate.”

ven if few at Seahawks headquarters will acknowledge it, big change is upon the NFC West. Because neither Marshawn Lynch, nor his talented apprentice, Thomas Rawls, will play Sunday at Arizona, the Seahawks moved closer to a hard-to-imagine fate: Getting swept by those who know them best. Forget for a moment the seeding issue of whether the Seahawks’ playoff foe will be Washington, Green Bay or Minnesota. An Arizona win means the Cardinals and St. Louis Rams will have swept the Seahawks this season. Oh-andfour, home ART THIEL and away. The 13-2 Cardinals already are the new NFC West champs, and they are freshly incented — as if paying back Seattle for years of beatings wasn’t enough — by the prospect of getting the home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win Sunday, should 14-1 Carolina lose to Tampa. The disarray that surprised even coach Pete Carroll in Sunday’s 23-17 home loss to the 7-8 Rams can’t be part of the afternoon against what most pundits consider to be the best team in football — one that, given how events play out Sunday and beyond, Seattle could face again in the playoffs. The 14-2 Cardinals splattered Green Bay 38-8 Sunday, six weeks after beating the Seahawks in Seattle 39-32. No wonder the Seahawks are hyper-eager for Lynch. They ran

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Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) throws oranges to the crowd after his team won the Orange Bowl against Oklahoma on Thursday.

Watson leads Clemson over Oklahoma 37-17 in Orange Bowl By Paul Newberry Associated Press

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Dabo Swinney was in no mood to talk about Clemsoning. “Next question,” the coach snapped. No problem. It’s time to put that term to rest. Clemson, a team once known for such inexplicable stumbles that a derisive term was coined

for it, is headed to the national championship game with a still-perfect record after a 37-17 smackdown of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Thursday. Quarterback Deshaun Watson turned in another stellar all-around performance, beating the Sooners with his arm and his legs. The Tigers defense did the rest, shutting down Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma’s prolific offense even after losing star defensive end Shaq Lawson to a

INSIDE ✓ Alabama routs Michigan St. in other college playoff semifinal, C5 knee injury early in the game. “It’s been 34 years since Clemson had a chance to win a national championship,” Swinney said. “I knew that we would be here. It was just a matter of when.” Clemson (14-0) dominated the second half and shut down

Silvertips coach Constantine enforces ‘warrior’ mentality By Jesse Geleynse Herald Writer


Kelowna at Everett, 2:05 p.m. Radio: KRKO (1380 AM)

EVERETT — All but four of the 25 players currently on the Everett Silvertips roster hail from Canada, so head coach Kevin Constantine, a Minnesota native, likes to impart a little American history to

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his foreign-born charges. To do so, Constantine draws on Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones to inspire the ‘warrior’ mentality he and the coaching staff desire for the physicality of hockey. It was Jones who famously penned, “I wish to have no

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connection with any ship that does not sail fast for I intend to go in harm’s way.” “Harm’s way” in the Tips vernacular means going to the rink’s “hard areas” — namely the middle of the rink and the front of the net — because that’s where the goals are scored.


“The core of the game still is a battle — it’s a physical battle,” Constantine said. “It’s mini oneon-one competitions all over the rink. That’s the foundation, so being a warrior is first and foremost. To create anything

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BASKETBALL 8 a.m. FS1 DePaul at Seton Hall 9 a.m. CBS,7 Ohio St. at Maryland (w) 9 a.m. ROOT Florida St. at Clemson 9:30 a.m. NBCS Saint Joseph’s at Richmond 10 a.m. FS1 Butler at Xavier 11 a.m. CBS,7 Tennessee at Auburn 11 a.m. ROOT North Carolina State at Virginia Tech 11:30 a.m. NBCS Dayton at Duquesne Noon ESPN2 Michigan St. at Minnesota Noon PAC12 UW at Colorado (w) 12:30 p.m. FS1 St. John’s at Providence 1 p.m. CBS,7 Baylor at Kansas 1 p.m. ROOT Portland at Santa Clara 1:30 p.m. NBCS St. Louis at Rhode Island. 2 p.m. ESPN2 Notre Dame at Virginia 2 p.m. PAC12 Stanford at Arizona (w) 2:30 p.m. FS1 Marquette at Georgetown 3 p.m. ROOT BYU at Pacific 4 p.m. ESPN2 Iowa State at Oklahoma 4 p.m. PAC12 Cal at Arizona State (w) 5 p.m. ROOT Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine 6 p.m. ESPN2 LSU at Vanderbilt 6 p.m. PAC12 Oregon State at USC (w) 7 p.m. FS1 Villanova at Creighton 8 p.m. ESPN2 Gonzaga at San Fran. 8 p.m. PAC12 Oregon at UCLA (w) BOXING 4 p.m. NBCS Charlo vs. Campfort 6 p.m. NBCS Premier Champions FOOTBALL 9 a.m. ESPN Penn State vs. Georgia 9 a.m. ESPN2 Under Armour All-American Game 12:20 p.m. ESPN Kansas St. vs. Arkansas 3:45 p.m. ESPN Oregon vs. TCU 7:15 p.m. ESPN West Virginia vs. Arizona State HOCKEY 4 p.m. CBUT St. Louis at Toronto 7 p.m. CBUT Calgary at Colorado SOCCER 6:55 a.m. NBCS Manchester United vs. Swansea City 7 a.m. USA English Premier League 9:30 a.m. NBC,5 Watford vs. Manchester City 5:25 a.m. NBCS Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea


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BASKETBALL 950 Butler at Xavier 950 Iowa State at Oklahoma 880 Gonzaga at San Fran. FOOTBALL Noon 710 Penn State vs. Georgia (joined in progress) 12:20 p.m. 710 Kansas St. vs. Arkansas 3:45 p.m. 710 Oregon vs. TCU 7:15 p.m. 710 West Virginia vs. Arizona State HOCKEY 7 p.m. 1380 Everett at Kamloops

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PHOENIX — Arizona has been the runaway favorite to win the Pac-12 the past two seasons and lived up to those expectations by winning the conference by three games each year. The Wildcats are again the team to beat this season, but the gap has closed. The teams at both the top and bottom ends of the conference have gotten better, making it one of the deepest in the country. “From top to bottom, the depth of our league from all 12 teams with so many having improved from a year or two ago, this is the deepest conference we have competed in as a coaching staff,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said. “”It is strong at the top and equally strong in the middle and whoever finishes at the bottom, I think will be among the better bottom teams in the Pac-12 in recent seasons.” Despite losing four starters from a year ago, Arizona (12-1) is the Pac-12’s top-ranked team at No. 8 in The Associated Press poll. The Wildcats’ only loss was to No. 12 Providence and they’ve played the past eight games without Kaleb Tarczewski, who’s recovering from a stress reaction in his foot. After that are four 11-2 teams: No. 21 Utah, Colorado, Oregon and surprising Southern California. Oregon State is 9-2, Arizona State, another surprising team, is 10-3 with California. UCLA (9-4) moved back into the poll at No. 25 this week. The Pac-12 has 10 teams in the NCAA RPI Top 100, tying the Big Ten and ACC for most in the nation, and conference teams have combined for seven wins over Top 25 opponents. “There is not an easy team on the schedule,” Utah coach Larry Krystowiak said. “I talked to some folks out east who know college basketball and they all thought that top to bottom, this is as strong of a league as there was in the country.”

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Arizona guard Allonzo Trier (11) drives past UNLV guard Patrick McCaw during the the Wildcats’ win over the Runnin’ Rebels on Dec. 19. Trier has helped the Wildcats reload and aim at another Pac-12 title. surprises has been the rebound by USC. The Trojans went 3-15 in the Pac-12, 12-20 overall last season and were picked 10th in the preseason poll. USC hasn’t exactly played the most difficult schedule in the nation, but did knock off Wichita State and has the kind of talent on its roster — particularly in the backcourt — to be competitive most nights in the Pac-12.

Poeltl shines The Pac-12 is loaded with talented players. Utah’s Jacob Poeltl may the best of the bunch. The 7-foot sophomore was a nightmare matchup last season and has been even more difficult to defend so far this year. Poeltl was a preseason AllAmerican and played like it through the Utes’ nonconference schedule, averaging 17.8 points and 9.7 rebounds while shooting 71 percent from the field.

Cal’s talent Cal opened the season at No. 14 in the AP Top 25, thanks to a talent-laden roster that included

All-Pac-12 point guard Tyrone Wallace and five-star recruits Ivan Rabb and Jaylen Brown. The Bears didn’t live up to expectations early, losing consecutive games in Las Vegas to San Diego State and Richmond. With coach Cuonzo Martin emphasizing toughness and defense, the Bears played better as they headed into conference play, their only loss in overtime to No. 5 Virginia.

Injured Ducks Though Oregon has gotten off to an impressive start, coach Dana Altman spent most of the preseason juggling lineups as the Ducks dealt with injuries to key players. Senior guard Dylan Ennis, a graduate transfer from Villanova, suffered a preseason foot injury and forward Jordan Bell took a while to get back from his offseason foot injury. The Ducks had a healthy lineup for the first time in a win over Western Oregon on Tuesday and should be a team that gets better as the conference schedule continues.


Gonzaga escapes at Santa Clara Bulldogs to be without Karnowski for season

UCLA moved back into the Top 25 this week after beating a team it was expected to beat, McNeese State. The Bruins’ schedule may have had something to do with it. UCLA’s resume includes wins over Kentucky and Gonzaga, while it has losses to North Carolina, Kansas and Wake Forest. There’s a lot of talent in Westwood, so don’t be surprised to find them battling for the top spot by season’s end.

Sun Devils rising Arizona State was expected to undergo a transition in its first season under Bobby Hurley. So far, the excitement on the court has matched the buzz that came with the hiring of the former Duke point guard. The Sun Devils play hard and fast, just like Hurley, and have picked up some solid wins since opening the season with a home loss to Sacramento State. Expect them to make some noise during the Pac-12 season.

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No. 16 Villanova rips No. 6 Xavier Associated Press

Herald news services SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Josh Perkins had 18 of his careerhigh 26 points in the second half and Gonzaga beat Santa Clara 79-77 on Thursday. Perkins secured the win with Gonzaga leading 78-77 when he gathered the rebound of his intentionally missed free throw with 2.5 seconds left. He went back to the line with 0.4 seconds left to make 1 of 2 for the final score. Kyle Wiltjer had 20 points, Eric McClellan scored 15 and Domantas Sabonis added 11 for the Bulldogs (11-3, 3-0 West Coast Conference). Gonzaga made four straight field-goal attempts to lead 73-69 on Wiltjer’s jumper with 1:53 left. Jared Brownridge quickly answered with a 3-pointer to get Santa Clara (4-11, 0-3) within one, but Gonzaga made five of its next six free throws to hold the lead. Gonzaga coach Mark Few said after Thursday’s game that center Przemek Karnowski will miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery. Few said Karnowski underwent the procedure on Thursday. The 7-foot-1 center has been out since Nov. 27 due to a bulging disc and has missed six games. He averaged 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in five games. Karnowski has been one of college basketball’s best big men the past three seasons, causing matchup problems with his size and footwork, while anchoring Gonzaga’s defense. The Zags (11-3, 1-0 West Coast) opened the season No. 9 in The Associated Press Top 25, but dropped out of the poll in mid-December after two losses in three games.

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Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins (13) dribbles past Santa Clara guard Jared Brownridge during the second half the Bulldogs’ 79-77 win over the Broncos on Thursday. Perkins led Gonzaga with a career-high 26 points.

Karnowski, a senior, could be eligible for a medical redshirt since he played in just five games.

Women Long Beach St. 69, Seattle 57 SEATTLE — The Redhawks couldn’t overcome a bad shooting night in a non-league loss to the 49ers on Thursday at the Connolly Center. Masha Shtikel, formerly of Shorewood High School, led Seattle with 13 points but the Redhawks shot just 33 percent from the field

(21-for-63) in the game. Taelor Ross and Shaylin Heredia chipped in 11 points apiece for the Redhawks (5-9).

Everett 75, Big Bend 68 EVERETT — Former Monroe standout Breezy Shore scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to help the Trojans (8-10) to a victory in Thursday’s nonleague finale. Claire Fyfe, a former EdmondsWoodway player, added eight points and 10 rebounds for Everett CC. Everett opens its NWAC North campaign at Whatcom on Jan. 9.

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Ryan Arcidiacono hit seven 3-pointers, scored 27 points and showed No. 16 Villanova may again be the team to beat in the Big East, thumping No. 6 Xavier 95-64 on Thursday. The two-time defending regular-season Big East championships and the 2015 tournament champs raced to a 20-point lead in the first half behind a 3-point happy offense and ended the Musketeers’ (12-1, 0-1) undefeated season. Josh Hart scored the first 13 points of the second half for the Wildcats (11-2, 1-0) and had 15. James Farr led Xavier with 15 points. The Musketeers had a scare when freshman guard Edmond Sumner was taken off the court on a stretcher after a hard fall minutes into the game. Coach Chris Mack said Sumner was squeezing his hands and moving his legs. Villanova’s only two losses had come against Top 25 teams, falling to No. 3 Oklahoma and now-No. 5 Virginia. The Sooners routed the Wildcats by 23 points and Virginia pulled away late in an 86-75 win. The Wildcats made 12 of 44 3s combined in those two games, a key reason they couldn’t hang with either team for long. Against Xavier, the Wildcats connected with ease, making 13 of 25 overall.

Providence 81, Butler 73 INDIANAPOLIS — Rodney Bullock scored a career-high 25 points, Kris Dunn came close to a triple-double and No. 12 Providence rallied to beat No. 9 Butler 81-73 on Thursday in the Big East opener for both teams. Dunn had 20 points, seven rebounds and nine assists to help the Friars (13-1) to their seventh straight win. Kelan Martin led Butler (112) with 20 points, and Roosevelt Jones had 19.

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Japan’s Kenta Maeda delivers a pitch against the Netherlands in the first inning of a World Baseball Classic game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on Mar. 10, 2013.

Dodgers close to deal with Japanese right-hander Maeda By Bill Shaikin Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — In the final 48 hours of the calendar year, the Los Angeles Dodgers might have gone from having too few starting pitchers to having too many. The Dodgers are close to an agreement with right-hander Kenta Maeda, who won Japan’s equivalent of the Cy Young Award last season, according to a person familiar with the deal but not willing to discuss it publicly before it is finalized. Scouting reports generally project Maeda — listed at 6 feet and 154 pounds — as a midlevel starter rather than an ace in the major leagues. He thrives on off-speed pitches — particularly a curve and changeup — thrown with precision rather than with a fastball that usually registers below the major league average of 92 mph. The Dodgers said they had no announcement to make

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offensively you have to go to the hard areas. ... To do that you’re also going to face defensive pressure and checking.” Hockey shares many physical characteristics with football, the sport most frequently associated with war imagery in the United States. That fact isn’t lost on Constantine. “It’s no different than being a receiver in football,” Constantine said. “You’re going up for the ball and you’re going to get hit before you come down with it. And if you can’t conquer that and you’re not willing

Thursday. A day earlier, the Dodgers announced the signing of left-hander Scott Kazmir, presumably, at that time, filling the final hole in a starting rotation that could include left-handers Clayton Kershaw, Brett Anderson, Alex Wood and Hyun-Jin Ryu. The Maeda deal does not guarantee the Dodgers a surplus, since Ryu is trying to come back from shoulder surgery and Anderson appeared to tire at the end of last season, in which he pitched more innings than he had in the previous three seasons combined. Wood could be an option in the bullpen or in trade, where he could be particularly attractive because he must play another four seasons before he is eligible for free agency. However, the Dodgers might well retain all six starters through this winter, since they needed 16 starters last season. No major league team used fewer than eight starters last season.

to put yourself in harm’s way as a receiver you’re going to drop a lot of balls. It’s the same in hockey.” Wednesday in Kelowna it was captain Dawson Leedahl who went into harm’s way by crashing the net and putting a rebound of a missed shot past Rockets goaltender Jackson Whistle for a 2-1 victory over the defending WHL champions. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Silvertips and a ninegame home winning streak for the Rockets. “We played really hard (Wednesday) night — it was one of the harder games we’ve played,” Leedahl said. “We were ferocious in getting all the

The Maeda deal reflects the Dodgers’ priorities under the ownership of Guggenheim Baseball and the management of Andrew Friedman, the president of baseball operations, and Farhan Zaidi, the general manager. Maeda, 27, is at least two years younger than the other top free-agent starters — David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann — and five years younger than Zack Greinke, whom the Dodgers lost in free agency to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Maeda went 15-8 with a 2.09 earned-run average last season. He faced 821 batters and gave up five home runs. He pitched 206 innings last season, the fourth time in six years he has done so. His ERA over those six years has ranged from 1.53 to 2.60. In addition to the undisclosed salary the Dodgers pay Maeda, the Dodgers will pay a $20-million posting fee to the Hiroshima Carp, Maeda’s Japanese club.

pucks and in hitting guys.” Wednesday the Silvertips assaulted the Kelowna defenders with a barrage of 35 shots, 20 of which came in a scoreless third period that necessitated the ensuing overtime. Unlike the previous two contests, both losses to Vancouver, the Tips improved as the game progressed following a fiveshot opening period. “(The coaches) pointed out that our last two second periods had been really poor, so we wanted to prove that we could play in the second period,” Leedahl said. “And we tired them out because they didn’t have many bodies.” The Rockets dressed just 17 skaters as they are


Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Since the NHL first experimented with outdoor games more than a decade ago, the Winter Classic has grown into a festival of fresh air hockey that this year included for the first time a professional women’s game. As part of the buildup to the New Year’s Day game between the archrival Bruins and Canadiens, the Boston Pride played the Montreal Canadiennes at the home of the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. The two leagues that participated hope it will be a turning point in their effort to gain a footing on the professional women’s sports scene. “What great exposure,” Pride defenseman Marissa Gedman said. “Especially to have the NHL

how we worked (Wednesday) night, so that was good. But they’re missing some key guys.” Riley Stadel will return from suspension for the Rockets when the teams square off again Friday at a special start time of 2 p.m. at Xfinity Arena. The Silvertips (20-12-0-2,

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backing us. That’s huge.” But there is still a way to go: The women’s teams played two, 15-minute periods with running time and a friends-and-family crowd of a few hundred people. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. The women’s game was followed by a matchup of NHL old-timers from the Bruins and Canadiens. Outside, a free spectator plaza with live music, family-friendly games and a public skating rink completed the festival atmosphere that has come to surround the Winter Classic and make it the league’s signature regular-season event. Fans booed the Canadiens alumni, but mostly good-naturedly. Friday’s game is not expected to be so genteel — not with the teams separated by one point in the Eastern Conference standings.

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without three players who are competing at the World Junior Championships and two who were suspended. “You put those five players back on the ice and they score more goals so we have to keep that in perspective,” Constantine said. “(That is) taking nothing away from the fact I liked

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HOUSTON — Soon after Draymond Green posted his NBA-leading fifth triple-double he was asked whether Stephen Curry should worry that he was trying to steal his job as point guard while the NBA MVP is out with a leg injury. “I don’t think Steph Curry got to worry about too much of nothing,” Green said, laughing. Klay Thompson scored 38 points, Green had a career-high 16 assists and added 10 points and 11 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors overcame Curry’s absence to beat the Houston Rockets 114-110 on Thursday night. “I just tried to step up and make plays,” Green said. “One thing we talked about was kind of trying to slow the pace of the game down and executing our offense.” Golden State was blown out by Dallas on Wednesday night for just its second loss of the season when Curry missed his first game since March 13 because of a sore

left lower leg. But the Warriors were able to outlast the Rockets thanks to the big night by Thompson, who made six 3s. “Last night was embarrassing,” Thompson said. “We had every excuse in the world, but we didn’t want to come away 0-2 so we figured out this would be a much bigger statement win if we responded like we did and won with playing 10 guys.” Houston cut it to three with a jump shot by James Harden with about 5 minutes left before Golden State scored the next six points, highlighted by an alleyoop dunk from Andre Iguodala to Bogut, to make it 111-102. Harden had 30 points for the Rockets. They have dropped seven straight regular-season games to the Warriors. Shaun Livingston made his second start of the season in place of Curry, who was injured Monday night against Sacramento, and finished with 13 points. Interim coach Luke Walton said Curry was feeling better Thursday, but that he was not ready to play.







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However, they’ve now found a home in the NFL together with the Seahawks. “I think it’s pretty cool,” Kearse said. “Especially because I played with both Kevin and Kasen in college, too, so it’s definitely exciting for all three of us to be able to reach this mark, something that I’ve got to see them grow as people and as players. It’s pretty cool to see.” The three Huskies have all been a part of Seattle’s organization since Smith and Williams signed free-agent contracts with the Seahawks in June. However, neither Smith nor Williams, both of whom are in their first season in the NFL, made the 53-man roster at the beginning of the season. Yet Seattle deemed them interesting enough to find space for them on the practice squad. The duo bided their time, and attrition among the Seahawks’ receivers led to their chance. Chris Matthews was released, Ricardo Lockette and Paul Richardson suffered season-ending injuries, and B.J. Daniels was signed off Seattle’s practice squad by Houston. Smith was signed to the 53-man roster on Nov. 17 when Matthews was released, while Williams was signed last Saturday when tight end Anthony McCoy was placed on injured reserve. “It’s an awesome feeling, three Dawgs coming from Washington, and at the same time we did play with each other at least a year at Washington,” Smith said. “It’s good to have that feeling that we had coming out of Washington. You can see what we can do, when we were on the low radar.” Kearse provided the blueprint for Smith and Williams. Kearse went unselected in the 2012 draft, but signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seahawks. He spent the first half of the season on Seattle’s practice squad before being signed to the active roster following Seattle’s eighth game. Now in his fourth season, Kearse has steadily seen his role on the team increase. In 2013, mostly as a backup, he caught 22 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns. Last season, moving into the starting lineup, he grabbed 38 balls for 537 yards and one TD. This season he’s taken another step with 46 catches for 651 yards and four scores heading into Sunday’s season finale at Arizona. Two weeks ago he had his first 100-yard receiving day in the NFL. After paying his dues Kearse is now a productive NFL receiver. Smith and Williams are hoping to follow suit, and Kearse is helping by serving as a mentor. “(Kearse has taught) the routes, and just what to expect when you get in the game,” Williams said. “Some guys, because it’s the NFL, it’s going to be big and there’s going to be so much going on. But Jermaine was the guy who kind of pulled me aside and said everything is going to be the same, just be comfortable, it’s just like practice. So he helps in the sense of calming in the nerves and taking the pressure off of myself.” Meanwhile, Kearse is seeing Smith and Williams go through the same process he went through as a first-year player, giving him new perspective on his own journey. “It’s funny, too, because I can also see the growing pains I went through,” Kearse said. “I see it watching them, watching Kevin on special teams, and I’m like, ‘Bro, trust me. I know you kind of got to learn your way through it.’ So it’s kind of funny. “I try (to be a mentor) as much as I can,” Kearse added. “Just be available for them and just kind of show the example, set the example of them. They do a great job and they’re staying hungry and competitive.” It’s still a little slow going for Smith and Williams. Smith has played in six games and has just two catches, though his playing time has gradually increased — he was on the field for 28 of Seattle’s 73 offensive plays in last week’s 23-17 loss to St. Louis. Williams, making his NFL debut against the Rams, saw the field for just 10 plays. But Kearse had just three catches his first season with the Seahawks, and look where he is now. Seattle will be hoping a couple more former Huskies can continue following in Kearse’s footsteps.

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Cardinals inside linebacker Kenny Demens (54) celebrates after sacking Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during a game this past Sunday in Glendale. Arizona sacked Rodgers eight times in the game.

Cardinals’ defense riding high after big performance By Bob Baum Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. — Much has been written about the flashy, big-play offense of the Arizona Cardinals. But that defense isn’t too shabby either. “It’s a pleasure and a blessing,” cornerback Patrick Peterson said, “to be on a team that is so deep at every position and also on a team that cares about each other as much as we do.” The defense goes into Sunday’s regular-season finale against Seattle after a dominant performance against Green Bay last weekend. The Cardinals sacked Aaron Rodgers eight times en route to a 38-8 victory that clinched a first-round playoff bye. “It was a lot of fun,” safety Tony Jefferson said, “especially when you can do it against a quarterback like that who’s most likely going to be in the Hall of Fame. That was pretty cool.” Now the Cardinals face the elusive Russell Wilson. “That’s another guy you’ve got to be really smart with how you rush,” defensive coordinator James Bettcher said. “You’ve got to be great with your rush lanes. You’ve got to plaster in coverage. One thing Russell is doing really well is he’s getting the ball out of his hand really well. But he still has that same threat of being able to tuck it and extend plays.” The Arizona defense was something of a question entering the season because coordinator Todd Bowles had

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for a season-low 60 yards Sunday, and even with Lynch Nov. 15 against Arizona, his final game before abdominal surgery, they had 117 yards. Carroll said Wednesday that Lynch remains in Oakland training at Empower Gym, whose trainers have a good history with Seahawks trainers. He could still show up this week, but Carroll acknowledged that Lynch still has discomfort from the surgery, as opposed to merely building strength and endurance. “He’s not ready yet to be here,” Carroll said. “I would think he can make it back (for the first playoff game). That’s what we hear. It’s really up to that day-to-day kind of progression that he’s making.” The Seahawks have run for less than 120 yards six times this season. They are 2-4 in those games, and probably should be 1-5 but for an ignored foul on LB K.J. Wright in the final moments of a 13-10 win over Detroit. The one good win was over Pittsburgh, in the wildest shootout of the season. Besides a potential lack of rushing yards, Carroll is worried

left to become head coach of the New York Jets. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians promoted the 37-year-old Bettcher, who had been outside linebackers coach for the past two seasons. Bettcher said that from the first offseason meeting, the stated goal was to “be a relentless team.” “When I see guys play that hard,” Bettcher said, “and play with that much love for the game and for each other and for the organization they play for, it means a lot to me personally. So there’s a lot of respect between me and those guys.” Arians promoted from within because he wanted to maintain the aggressive, 3-4 defensive scheme. Bettcher often sends one or more players on a blitz of the quarterback, relying on his talented defense to match up with receivers man-on-man. The result is a defense that ranks fifth in the NFL, allowing 319.5 yards per game. That’s 100 yards less than the Cardinals offense averages per game. Dwight Freeney, signed in early October, matched his career high with three sacks last week and was named NFC defensive player of the week. Calais Campbell, the 300pound heart of the defensive line, had 21⁄2 sacks. Justin Bethel intercepted a Rodgers pass in the end zone. Rodgers fumbled twice and Arizona returned both for touchdowns. The first was a 34-yard return by 6-4, 314pound Cory Redding, who tossed would-be tackler Eddie Lacy out of the way en route to the end zone. Jerraud Powers

about ball security. The Seahawks lost two fumbles Sunday. “The biggest thing that we’re up against is the turnovers,” he said Wednesday. “They’ve got 33 takeaways at this point, and that can wreck a football game as we saw last week (Seattle was 0-3 vs. St. Louis). “They certainly were able to do that against Green Bay (4-2), and just threw a game into a lopsided outcome. It’s the aggressive line, the attacking, and their ability to create the turnovers, which has really been a problem.” Carroll, the coaches and players, are pressing the argument that Sunday’s letdown was an aberration and not a regression to the pre-bye-week disaster that nearly derailed the season. “After the last six weeks, and you see a game like that, I’m going with last six weeks,” Carroll said. “We were so unlike what we’ve been. We didn’t play very well.” Assistant coach Tom Cable, asked if something more was lost Sunday besides the game, kept to the party line. “I don’t think we ‘lost’ anything,” he said. “We just missed it. Our goal every week is to find the best us. And we missed it. No excuses. Not good enough.

returned the other fumble five yards for a score. Of the 19 Arizona players to score touchdowns this season, six play defense. The big game against Green Bay came despite the absence of the two players who had been starting at safety. Tyrann Mathieu is out for the season with a torn ACL and Rashad Johnson has a sprained ankle that could sideline him against Seattle, too. Jefferson and D.J. Swearinger, elevated from the practice squad on Dec. 8, moved into the safety spots, with Powers sliding into Mathieu’s nickel corner position and Bethel starting at corner. “We’ve got a lot of depth,” Jefferson said. “We’ve got a lot of guys who can play different spots.” Peterson is having a terrific season as a shutdown cornerback, although he doesn’t show up much in the statistics because quarterbacks avoid throwing in his vicinity. Bettcher orchestrates it all from the sideline and he’s had to learn to curb his emotions. “Through thick and thin — when it’s good, when it’s bad, you’ve got to stay calm, cool and collected,” he said. “I’m an emotional guy anyway and sometimes I have to check myself to make sure I’m not riding the roller coaster with the guys. I’ve got to be the calming voice on the sideline. “That’s a role you learn how to do as you do it. It’s not something any sage words of wisdom or advice can prepare you for. It’s just something you’ve got to do.”

“I like to think we’ve broken down a bunch of walls and hurdles (after St. Louis), and I would expect us to be on it this weekend.” The plain fact was that the several Rams overpowered their Seahawks counterparts. “You’re always going to have one-on-one matchups,” said offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. “You know where those problem areas can be, but you try to minimize those. We just really didn’t give ourselves a chance with how we were targeting things.” More personnel problems crept up this week. J.R. Sweezy was held out of practice for the concussion protocol, which was previously unreported. TE Luke Willson, who was removed from the game, remains in a concussion protocol. LT Russell Okung, who missed the game with a calf strain, was a limited participant. The health setbacks could mean another revamped front. One guy who is holding his place is Patrick Lewis, the center whose uncharacteristic bad shotgun snaps killed two possessions and produced a teary response in the post-game locker room. “I just apologized to my guys,” he said Wednesday. “I let them down: ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I let

PHILADELPHIA — Consider Bill Belichick one of Chip Kelly’s strongest supporters. The four-time Super Bowl champion called Kelly’s firing by the Philadelphia Eagles “really disappointing” and praised his coaching skills. Kelly was dismissed Tuesday with one game remaining in an underwhelming season. The Eagles are 6-9 after going 10-6 in each of Kelly’s first two seasons and winning one division title. Kelly and the Eagles pulled off a stunning upset over Belichick’s Patriots earlier this month. They rallied from a 14-0 deficit for a 35-28 win at New England. “Chip is a great coach,” Belichick said Thursday. “He’ll end up somewhere and he’ll do a great job there.” Belichick didn’t think the Eagles gave Kelly enough time. “I don’t know how you build a program in one year,” he said. “You have to change the culture. ... It Bill Belichick takes some time to go through that. I don’t think there is any shortcut to it. I know there are a lot of other people in the league that think there is, that Chip Kelly after two weeks all of a sudden everything is going to change dramatically, but I’m not really part of that, I don’t buy into that.” Kelly made several bold moves and traded, released or didn’t resign five offensive players who went to the Pro Bowl in his first two seasons. Nick Foles ended up benched in St. Louis, and LeSean McCoy had a down year in Buffalo, but DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin played key roles on playoff teams. “I’d say a lot of the players that were on the Eagles that are no longer on the Eagles aren’t really doing too much for anybody else, either,” Belichick said. Kelly has received plenty of support from his coaching fraternity. Rex Ryan and Tom Coughlin also praised him. The Eagles beat both the Bills and Giants this season. “I know Chip’s an excellent football coach and I really like him,” Ryan said. “I’m not surprised by anything in this business, but that one was close,” Coughlin said.

you down.’ That was why I was so emotional. “It’s definitely correctable. I’ve been working a lot on that. Trying to make it not happen again. I won’t make excuses for it.” Lots of corrections need to take place because the Cardinals, despite losing star safety Tyrann Mathieu to a seasonending injury, are operating close to maximum efficiency, if holding Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to perhaps his worst game as a pro means anything. “It was good defense,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said on a conference call Wednesday. “It was good coverage. Guys up front, some guys were doing some good dirty work as far as running stunts. The big thing is we shut down the run, so we got them one-dimensional.” One dimension. That’s what the Seahawks were Sunday without Lynch, Rawls, Okung and a tight end who can block. RBs Christine Michael and Bryce Brown, willing as they may be, are more least than Beast. The Seahawks are staring at 0-4 against the Cards and Rams. Hey, a trip the following week to the frozen tundra will seem like a spa vacation. Art Thiel is co-founder of

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FRIDAY, 01.01.2016

TCU QB Boykin arrested

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The Horned Frogs star is charged with assaulting an officer, gets suspended by the team for the Alamo Bowl. Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Trevone Boykin’s brilliant college career has come to an abrupt and inglorious end even though TCU has one game left to play this season. Boykin was arrested early Thursday and charged with felony assault of a police officer after the one-time Heisman Trophy contender slipped out of his team hotel past curfew, was allegedly heckled at a bar and ended up being subdued by authorities who said they had to threaten the quarterback with a Taser. The 22-year-old Boykin was swiftly suspended for Saturday’s Alamo Bowl against No. 15 Oregon. The game would have been the last for Boykin, a senior who shattered school passing records once held by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. But he was no doubt hoping to give NFL scouts one final look at his skills as the 11th-ranked Horned Frogs wrapped up their season. Boykin was arrested shortly before 2 a.m. outside a bar near San Antonio’s famous downtown River Walk. Police say an altercation inside spilled into the street and ended when Boykin took a swing and made contact with a police officer on bike patrol. Police Chief William McManus said it was not clear whether Boykin was swinging at the officer or someone else. The skirmish was set off by Boykin being heckled in the bar about the upcoming game, McManus said. “His teammates had tried to take him back to the hotel, and he broke away from them and came back and he got into it with officer,” McManus said. “Mr. Boykin was finally subdued after being threatened with a Taser.” Boykin was released on $5,000 bond. He left a Bexar County jail with a coat over his head and did not answer questions from reporters. TCU wide receiver Preston Miller was also suspended for bowl game for what coach Gary Patterson said was an unspecified violation of team rules. “We are disappointed in their actions and apologize to the TCU Horned Frogs Nation, Valero Alamo Bowl and city of San Antonio,” Patterson said in a statement. According to a police report, Boykin had been fighting with employees at the bar, but people with the star quarterback told officers they would take him back to his hotel. Boykin then charged at responding officers and swung at one before he was taken to the ground, authorities said. McManus said the officer allegedly struck by Boykin was treated for a swollen face and bruised but was otherwise OK. Patterson did not speak to reporters Thursday, but co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham said Boykin was in his hotel room when the team did checks Wednesday night. “I’m hurting for him. He’s a good person,” TCU running back Aaron Green said.


TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin stands on the sidelines during a game against Iowa State on Oct. 17.


Alabama players celebrate after beating Michigan State 38-0 in the Cotton Bowl on Thursday in Arlington, Texas. With the win, Alabama advances to the national championship game.

Crimson Tide roll on Alabama routs Michigan St. 38-0 in Cotton Bowl By Ralph D. Russo Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas — Alabama rolled into the Cotton Bowl determined to wipe away the memories of last season’s College Football Playoff flop and it was no contest. Jake Coker played the game of his career, hooking up with Calvin Ridley for two touchdowns, as the second-ranked Crimson Tide aired it out to beat No. 3 Michigan State 38-0 Thursday night and advance to the national championship game. “I think last year when we came to this game I think we were just happy to be in the game,” coach Nick Saban said. “This year we wanted to take the game.” Alabama (13-1) will face No. 1 Clemson (14-0) on Jan. 11 in Arizona looking for its fourth national title in nine seasons under coach Nick Saban. “Just got to keep the focus we had in preparation for this game,” Coker said. The Tide looked like a team with no weaknesses against overmatched Michigan State (12-2). Coker, the promising Florida State transfer who sat the bench most of last season, was nearly perfect. The senior completed 25 for 30 for a career-best 286 yards. The freshman Ridley was brilliant, streaking by defenders on deep throws and outfighting them on jump balls. He caught eight passes for 138 yards. Jonathan Allen and the ferocious Tide defensive front sacked Connor Cook four times and allowed the Spartans only

one trip into the red zone — which ended with Cyrus Jones intercepting a pass at the goal line. Jones added a high-stepping 57-yard punt return touchdown for the Tide, which hardly even had to use Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry. The big tailback who has carried the Crimson Tide offense most of the season was just a role player against a Spartans defense stacked to stop him. He ran for 75 yards and scored two touchdowns. The last made it 38-0 halfway through the fourth quarter. The celebration at that point was pretty tame on the Alabama sideline. Henry got a chest bump from a lineman and some pats on the helmet before taking a seat next to a fan to cool off. He was done for the day as if it was a September game against one of those nonconference cupcakes. The ‘Bama fans were having fun, though, breaking out the “S-E-C!” chant and singing along to “Sweet Home Alabama” with that familiar “Roll Tide Roll!” AT&T Stadium in North Texas — where Alabama started its season by blowing out a Big Ten team (Wisconsin) — had turned into Tuscaloosa west. “This is a special team that I couldn’t be prouder of,” Coker said. The only team to make to the College Football Playoff each of its first two seasons will be playing in the final for the first time, Last season the Crimson Tide couldn’t get past the semifinals, upset by Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. Heading into another

game as a big favorite against the Big Ten champions, the Tide players said all week that the focus was better and their attitude more serious. They talked about how some players were too concerned about where they would be drafted or partying on Bourbon Street last season. In chilly Dallas there was nothing to do but practice and that was fine by them. “This is no surprise,” Allen said. “We had great practices every day. We worked our butts off and this is what you get when you work hard.” Michigan State embraced its role as the underdog and came in expecting to slug it out with the Tide and it smothering defense and hammering Heisman winner. The Spartans offensive line watched video of the 1971 Ali-Frazier fight to prepare for what it expected to be a 15-round heavyweight bout. Instead it was a knockout. “If we lost by five points they might be saying some nice things about you, but we wouldn’t feel any better,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. Michigan State put its only threat of the first half together on its last drive. Finally getting some time, Cook made a couple of beautiful throws to get the Spartans down to the Alabama 12. Michigan State’s chance to go into the half with something positive was snatched by Jones. The Alabama cornerback picked off Cook at the goal line, grabbing a throw that was too low to reach Aaron Burbridge, who had a step in the end zone.


Cal QB Goff leaving early for NFL draft Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. — As the season progressed and records kept falling, Jared Goff became more convinced he was ready to leave California early to enter the NFL draft. Goff made the decision official on Thursday that he would skip his senior season to become one of the top quarterbacks entering the draft. “The game really started to slow down for me,” he said. “I was able to take things in quicker and learn a lot of stuff this year. I felt like at the college level I had done a lot and it was time to take the next step mentally and physically. You just kind of know when you’re ready.” Goff is widely considered to be one of the top two quarterbacks eligible for the draft and is projected as a high firstround pick. He is the first Cal quarterback to leave early for

the NFL since Aaron Rodgers following the 2004 season. Goff is Cal’s career leader in just about every significant statistic for quarterbacks. He broke Marcus Mariota’s Pac-12 season record for touchdown passes by throwing six in a 55-36 win over Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl on Tuesday to give him 43 in his career — one more than Mariota. Goff became the only true freshman in school history to start the season opener. He holds school records for yards passing (12,200), completions (977) and touchdown passes (96). He improved every season and finished this past year with career highs of 4,719 yards passing, 43 touchdown passes, 64.5 percent completion rate and a 161.3 passer rating.

Memphis QB Lynch going pro MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Tigers quarterback Paxton Lynch

announced he’s bypassing his senior year to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-7, 245-pound redshirt junior was 296 of 443 for 3,778 yards with 28 touchdowns and only four interceptions this season completing 69.1 percent of his passes.

Buckeyes’ Bosa, Elliott leaving SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and running back Ezekiel Elliott will skip their senior seasons and declare for the NFL draft. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said both players will join quarterback Cardale Jones in leaving early. Bosa had 26 sacks and 501⁄2 tackles for loss during three seasons with Ohio State. He was a second-team Associated Press All-American and is projected to be a top-10 pick in next year’s NFL draft. Elliott also was a second-team All-American after rushing for 1,672 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. He enters Friday’s game against No. 8 Notre Dame second on Ohio State’s all-time rushing list with 3,812 yards.

Watson certainly lived up to the hype of being a Heisman finalist, accounting for 332 yards and earning the offensive MVP award. He got off to a slow start passing, but came back to complete 16-of-31 for 187 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow that gave Clemson some breathing room late in the third quarter. Watson carried the running load in the early going, finishing with 145 yards on 24 carries and scoring the Tigers’ first touchdown on a 5-yard run. “Deshaun Watson is the best player in the country. It’s just that simple,” Swinney said. “People can have their own opinions or whatever, but there ain’t a better one than No. 4. This guy is special in every regard.” The game went back and forth through the first half, the Sooners jumping ahead on an impressive first possession that culminated with Samaje Perine’s 1-yard drive. Oklahoma went to the locker room with a 17-16 lead after Mark Andrews hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass from Mayfield with 1:34 remaining, and the Sooners defense came up with a pick in the end zone on an ill-advised throw by Watson into triple-coverage. If Watson was flustered by that interception, he sure didn’t show it after the break. Clemson took the second-half kickoff and breezed down the field, covering 75 yards in 12 plays to reclaim the lead on Wayne Gallman’s 1-yard run, the first of his two TDs. Oklahoma’s first possession was the exact opposite: three straight yards-losing plays forced the Sooners to punt, setting the tone for the struggles they would face the rest of the game. This wasn’t just a beating. It was a beatdown. Mayfield, who threw for 311 yards but was picked off twice, wobbled off the field in the closing minutes after taking a shot to the head. Perine went out for a while with a leg injury. No. 2 running back Joe Mixon appeared to be knocked unconscious and never returned. “There’s no doubt that we’ve been the more physical team now for about seven weeks in a row,” said Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, “but we weren’t tonight.” Clemson, looking to become the first team in FBS history to finish 15-0, advanced to face second-ranked Alabama in the Jan. 11 finale in Arizona. “We’re not worried about who we play,” said linebacker Ben Boulware, named the defensive MVP. Clemson piled up 550 yards in the game, sealing the victory on Gallman’s 4-yard touchdown run with 10:48 remaining. He finished with 150 yards on 26 carries. The Tigers played loose throughout, even pulling off some special teams trickery to set up their first TD. Punter Andy Teasdall flipped a 31-yard pass to Christian Wilkins, a 315-pound freshman defensive tackle. “We shocked them, didn’t we?” a beaming Swinney said. For Oklahoma, it was a disappointing end to a comeback season. After going 8-5 a year ago, Bob Stoops shook up his staff and guided the Sooners within two victories of their first national title since 2000.

Ward leads Houston past Florida State Associated Press ATLANTA — Greg Ward Jr. showed off his dual-threat talents on a national stage as he ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, leading Houston past turnover-plagued Florida State 38-24 in the Peach Bowl on Thursday. Ward, the nation’s only player to run and throw for 1,000 yards this season, threw for 238 yards and ran for 67 yards as No. 14 Houston (13-1) scored the most points allowed by Florida State this season. The No. 9 Seminoles (10-3), who trailed 21-3 at halftime, tried to rally with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes by Sean Maguire. It wasn’t enough to overcome five turnovers.

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BASKETBALL NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Northwest Division W L Pct GB 23 10 .697 — Oklahoma City Utah 14 17 .452 8 Portland 14 21 .400 10 Denver 12 21 .364 11 Minnesota 12 21 .364 11 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 30 2 .938 — L.A. Clippers 21 13 .618 10 Sacramento 12 20 .375 18 12 23 .343 19½ Phoenix L.A. Lakers 6 27 .182 24½ Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 28 6 .824 — Dallas 19 13 .594 8 Memphis 18 16 .529 10 Houston 16 18 .471 12 New Orleans 10 22 .313 17 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 20 13 .606 — Boston 18 14 .563 1½ New York 15 18 .455 5 Brooklyn 9 23 .281 10½ Philadelphia 3 31 .088 17½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 21 13 .618 — Orlando 19 13 .594 1 Miami 18 13 .581 1½ Charlotte 17 14 .548 2½ Washington 14 16 .467 5 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 21 9 .700 — Chicago 18 12 .600 3 Indiana 18 14 .563 4 Detroit 18 15 .545 4½ Milwaukee 13 21 .382 10 Thursday’s games Milwaukee 120, Indiana 116 Detroit 115, Minnesota 90 Golden State 114, Houston 110 L.A. Clippers 95, New Orleans 89 Oklahoma City 110, Phoenix 106 Utah 109, Portland 96 Today’s games Orlando at Washington, 4 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto, 4:30 p.m. Dallas at Miami, 4:30 p.m. New York at Chicago, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

College men Gonzaga 79, Santa Clara 77 GONZAGA (11-3) Alberts 0-1 0-0 0, Sabonis 4-9 3-4 11, Perkins 10-12 4-8 26, McClellan 6-11 2-2 15, Wiltjer 7-12 4-5 20, Melson 0-0 1-2 1, Dranginis 1-4 2-2 4, Edwards 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 29-51 16-23 79. SANTA CLARA (4-11) Healy 4-5 0-0 10, Brownridge 8-19 4-6 26, Feagin 5-10 3-3 15, Kratch 2-4 4-5 8, Ndumanya 1-2 0-0 2, Jadersten 2-5 0-0 5, Taylor 1-2 0-2 2, Hauser 2-6 4-4 9, Hubbard 0-5 0-0 0, Nistler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-58 15-20 77. Halftime—Gonzaga 40-38. 3-Point Goals— Gonzaga 5-12 (Perkins 2-3, Wiltjer 2-5, McClellan 1-2, Alberts 0-1, Dranginis 0-1), Santa Clara 12-24 (Brownridge 6-9, Feagin 2-2, Healy 2-3, Jadersten 1-2, Hauser 1-4, Taylor 0-1, Hubbard 0-3). Fouled Out—Brownridge, Kratch, McClellan. Rebounds—Gonzaga 30 (Wiltjer 7), Santa Clara 30 (Feagin, Kratch, Ndumanya 5). Assists—Gonzaga 9 (Perkins 4), Santa Clara 10 (Feagin 3). Total Fouls—Gonzaga 21, Santa Clara 22. A—3,121. FAR WEST CS Bakersfield 80, Morgan St. 68 Montana 90, N. Arizona 84, 2OT N. Colorado 96, E. Washington 90 S. Utah 93, Montana St. 82 San Francisco 107, Portland 95 MIDWEST Ball St. 73, Chicago St. 48 Belmont 92, SE Missouri 82 Idaho 74, North Dakota 71 Providence 81, Butler 73 Wichita St. 67, Drake 47 SOUTH Campbell 90, Winthrop 83 Coll. of Charleston 65, James Madison 62 Florida Gulf Coast 86, La Salle 77 Gardner-Webb 65, Coastal Carolina 61 High Point 77, Radford 60 Jacksonville 74, Bethune-Cookman 70 Jacksonville St. 72, SIU-Edwardsville 67 Louisiana-Monroe 72, Appalachian St. 56

through 5 p.m. yesterday High/low ..................................... 39/18 Normal high/low ....................... 44/36 Records (2009/1978) ................... 52/9 Barometric pressure (noon) ... 30.60 F 24 hours ending 5 p.m. ............... 0.00” Month to date ........................... 12.93” Normal month to date ............... 5.90” Year to date ............................... 52.10” Normal year to date ................. 47.27” Rises Mercury ..... 9:09 a.m. Venus ......... 4:56 a.m. Mars ........... 1:56 a.m. Jupiter ...... 10:42 p.m. Saturn ........ 5:40 a.m. Uranus ..... 12:00 p.m. Neptune ... 10:46 a.m. Pluto ........... 8:04 a.m.

Sets ........ 5:58 p.m. ........ 2:06 p.m. ...... 12:35 p.m. ...... 11:24 a.m. ........ 2:32 p.m. ........ 1:00 a.m. ........ 9:28 p.m. ........ 4:50 p.m.

World Weather City

Today Hi/Lo/W Amsterdam 46/39/pc Athens 44/36/pc Baghdad 59/39/pc Bangkok 88/72/s Beijing 44/22/s Berlin 40/31/c Buenos Aires 86/67/pc Cairo 56/47/pc Dublin 47/43/r Hong Kong 69/63/pc Jerusalem 44/36/sh Johannesburg 87/61/c London 47/46/r

Tomorrow Hi/Lo/W 45/40/r 51/42/c 51/30/s 90/72/s 49/22/pc 33/19/c 88/70/pc 58/46/c 49/40/sh 69/65/pc 43/38/r 83/58/pc 53/44/sh

Mississippi St. 71, NC Central 48 Northeastern 86, Elon 79 Tennessee Tech 94, E. Illinois 84 Towson 76, William & Mary 69 UNC Asheville 70, Longwood 61 UNC Wilmington 75, Drexel 63 EAST Bryant 62, Dartmouth 60 Creighton 80, St. John’s 70 Harvard 77, Wofford 57 Hofstra 90, Delaware 80 UMBC 89, Md.-Eastern Shore 75 Villanova 95, Xavier 64

Prep boys Shoreline Christian 60, CPC-Mountlake Terrace 56 At Shoreline Christian H.S. 9 12 23 12 —56 CPC-MLT S. Christian 15 15 15 15 —60 Cedar Park Christian-Mountlake Terrace— David Perekopskiy 0, Sam Yaranon 13, Aaron Redd 24, Ryan Maxwell 0, Jett Eilertsen 0, Jacob Schley 5, Jaide St. Lewis 14. Shoreline Christian—Eesaia Filbrun 0, Brooks DuBois 8, Seth Eisses 0, Harry Tang 13, Josh Colver 14, Blake Griffin 0, Matthew Hoogerhyde 0, Tyrell Bonner 20, Nate Monillas 5. Records—Cedar Park Christian-Mountlake Terrace 0-4 league, 3-6 overall. Shoreline Christian 2-2, 4-2.

College women FAR WEST BYU 65, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 59 E. Washington 59, N. Colorado 55 Gonzaga 68, San Francisco 47 Idaho 92, North Dakota 65 Long Beach St. 69, Seattle 57 Montana 81, N. Arizona 58 Montana St. 86, S. Utah 59 Penn 73, BYU-Hawaii 41 San Diego 69, Pacific 56 Santa Clara 67, Portland 45 UC Davis 59, Utah Valley 55 MIDWEST Butler 82, Georgetown 76 Iowa 74, Nebraska 68 Maryland 79, Illinois 63 Ohio St. 85, Michigan St. 80 Purdue 65, Michigan 63 SE Missouri 81, Belmont 74 Seton Hall 86, Creighton 82 Wisconsin 73, Indiana 69 Xavier 74, Villanova 67, OT SOUTH Appalachian St. 57, Louisiana-Monroe 54 Duke 78, UNC Wilmington 56 Gardner-Webb 64, Bluefield 51 North Carolina 59, Maine 58 SIU-Edwardsville 62, Jacksonville St. 57 Tennessee Tech 81, E. Illinois 74 UNC-Greensboro 103, NC Central 56 EAST Dartmouth 46, NJIT 39 Penn St. 79, Northwestern 72 Rutgers 66, Minnesota 55 St. John’s 80, Providence 61

Prep girls CPC-Mountlake Terrace 55, Shoreline Christian 26 At Shoreline Christian H.S. CPC-MLT S. Christian

13 15 16 11 —55 4 3 11 8 —26

Cedar Park Christian-Mountlake Terrace— Parker Reymore 0, Salome Yosef 13, Sarah Yosef 0, Marianna Eilertsen 2, Hailey Carlson 32, Jennifer Perekopskaya 6, Jamie Copeland 2, Amanda Peterson 0. Shoreline Christian—Anna Rietkirk 3, Kylie Jones 3, Olivia Eisses 2, Bekah Meredith 6, Talley Brown 12, Sydny Schultz 0, Kelley McElroy 0. Records—Cedar Park Christian-Mountlake Terrace 1-3 league, 5-3 overall. Shoreline Christian 0-4, 0-8.

FOOTBALL NFL NATIONAL CONFERENCE West W L T Pct PF PA y-Arizona 13 2 0 .867 483 277 x-Seattle 9 6 0 .600 387 271 St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 264 311 San Francisco 4 11 0 .267 219 371 East W L T Pct PF PA y-Washington 8 7 0 .533 354 356

Feet 2.4 8.9 3.7 5.1

through 5 p.m. yesterday High/low ..................................... 39/22 Normal high/low ....................... 45/35 Records (1958/1978) ................... 56/9 Barometric pressure (noon) ... 30.62 S 24 hours ending 5 p.m. ............... 0.00” Month to date ............................. 5.12” Normal month to date ............... 2.11” Year to date ............................... 25.58” Normal year to date ................. 20.29”

Sunrise today ....................... 7:59 a.m. Sunset tonight ..................... 4:26 p.m. Moonrise today .......................... none Moonset today ................... 11:43 a.m.

Last Jan 1

New Jan 9

First Jan 16

Full Jan 23


Today Tomorrow Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Madrid 56/42/r 52/36/sh Manila 85/76/sh 86/76/s Mexico City 73/49/pc 72/48/pc Moscow 9/3/c 6/1/pc Paris 49/45/c 52/43/sh Rio de Janeiro 95/74/t 84/72/t Riyadh 75/57/s 65/43/pc Rome 55/42/c 58/47/sh Singapore 86/78/t 86/77/t Stockholm 34/23/c 28/19/sf Sydney 78/64/pc 75/66/pc Tokyo 53/41/pc 56/45/pc Toronto 31/22/c 34/28/c

Philadelphia 6 9 0 .400 342 400 N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 390 407 Dallas 4 11 0 .267 252 340 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Carolina 14 1 0 .933 462 298 Atlanta 8 7 0 .533 322 325 Tampa Bay 6 9 0 .400 332 379 New Orleans 6 9 0 .400 388 459 North W L T Pct PF PA x-Green Bay 10 5 0 .667 355 303 x-Minnesota 10 5 0 .667 345 289 Detroit 6 9 0 .400 334 380 Chicago 6 9 0 .400 315 373 AMERICAN CONFERENCE West W L T Pct PF PA x-Denver 11 4 0 .733 328 276 x-Kansas City 10 5 0 .667 382 270 Oakland 7 8 0 .467 342 376 San Diego 4 11 0 .267 300 371 East W L T Pct PF PA y-N. England 12 3 0 .800 455 295 N.Y. Jets 10 5 0 .667 370 292 Buffalo 7 8 0 .467 357 342 Miami 5 10 0 .333 290 379 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 8 7 0 .533 309 307 Indianapolis 7 8 0 .467 303 384 Jacksonville 5 10 0 .333 370 418 3 12 0 .200 275 393 Tennessee North W L T Pct PF PA y-Cincinnati 11 4 0 .733 395 263 9 6 0 .600 395 307 Pittsburgh Baltimore 5 10 0 .333 312 377 Cleveland 3 12 0 .200 266 404 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday’s games Jacksonville at Houston, 10 a.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 10 a.m. Washington at Dallas, 10 a.m. Detroit at Chicago, 10 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 10 a.m. New England at Miami, 10 a.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 10 a.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 10 a.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 10 a.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 10 a.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 10 a.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 10 a.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 1:25 p.m. San Diego at Denver, 1:25 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 1:25 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 5:30 p.m.

College bowls Saturday, Dec. 19 Celebration Bowl Atlanta NC A&T 41, Alcorn State 34 New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque Arizona 45, New Mexico 37 Las Vegas Bowl Utah 35, BYU 28 Camellia Bowl Montgomery, Ala. Appalachian State 31, Ohio 29 Cure Bowl Orlando, Fla. San Jose State 27, Georgia State 16 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana Tech 47, Arkansas State 28 Monday, Dec. 21 Miami Beach Bowl Western Kentucky 45, South Florida 35 Tuesday, Dec. 22 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Boise Akron 23, Utah State 21 Boca Raton (Fla.) Bowl Toledo 32, Temple 17 Wednesday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl San Diego Boise State 55, Northern Illinois 7 GoDaddy Bowl Mobile, Ala. Georgia Southern 58, Bowling Green 27 Thursday, Dec. 24 Bahamas Bowl Nassau Western Michigan 45, Middle Tennessee 31 Hawaii Bowl Honolulu San Diego State 42, Cincinnati 7 Saturday, Dec. 26 St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl Marshall 16, UConn 10 Sun Bowl El Paso, Texas Washington State 20, Miami 14 Heart of Dallas Bowl Washington 44, Southern Mississippi 31 Pinstripe Bowl



Today Tomorrow Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W

Washington Bellingham Colville Ellensburg Forks Friday Harbor Moses Lake Ocean Shores Olympia Port Angeles Pullman Spokane Seattle Tacoma Walla Walla Wenatchee Yakima Idaho Boise Coeur d’Alene Sun Valley Oregon Astoria Bend Eugene Klamath Falls Medford Portland

39/23/s 21/10/c 22/4/c 43/23/s 39/31/s 21/8/c 43/35/s 38/20/s 39/25/s 21/8/c 15/6/c 39/28/s 37/22/s 21/12/c 21/12/c 26/11/c 20/5/c 19/5/c 24/6/s

21/13/c 22/9/c 23/13/s

46/30/s 25/7/pc 40/20/pc 23/0/s 40/20/pc 38/25/s

44/32/s 25/12/s 37/25/pc 25/20/s 40/31/pc 37/26/s


Today Hi/Lo/W Albany 39/26/pc Albuquerque 36/22/c Amarillo 36/21/pc Anchorage 36/32/sf Atlanta 52/34/c Atlantic City 47/34/pc Austin 47/34/r Baltimore 45/27/pc Baton Rouge 50/41/c Billings 34/18/s Birmingham 47/31/c Boise 20/5/c Boston 42/29/s Buffalo 31/25/sf Burlington, VT 38/25/sf Charleston, SC 62/45/r Charleston, WV 41/25/pc Charlotte 55/32/c Cheyenne 32/6/s Chicago 26/19/pc Cincinnati 35/23/s Cleveland 31/23/sf Columbus, OH 33/21/pc Dallas 49/32/c Denver 34/15/s Des Moines 30/11/s Detroit 29/23/sf El Paso 45/33/c Evansville 37/24/s Fairbanks 29/22/pc Fargo 25/14/s Fort Myers 84/65/pc Fresno 52/33/s Grand Rapids 27/24/sf Greensboro 53/30/c Hartford 41/25/pc Honolulu 81/68/pc Houston 50/42/r Indianapolis 29/22/s


Kelowna 24/12

Calgary 33/8 Everett Port Angeles 37/26 39/25 40/26/s Medicine Hat Seattle 29/6 25/9/pc 39/28 Spokane Libby Tacoma 22/7/c 20/13 15/6 37/22 44/25/s Yakima Coeur d’Alene 26/11 40/32/s Portland 19/5 38/25 Great Falls Walla Walla 22/12/c Newport Lewiston Missoula 32/10 21/12 42/35/s 44/29 23/16 16/2 Salem 37/21/s 41/22 Helena Pendleton 40/26/s 19/2 22/13 23/14/c Eugene Bend 40/20 Butte 17/10/c 25/7 22/-4 Ontario 39/28/s 19/5 Medford 38/22/s Boise 40/20 22/15/c 20/5 Klamath Falls 20/11/c Eureka 23/0 Idaho Falls Twin Falls 25/13/c 51/34 15/-6 18/3

National Weather

Auburn 40/24



Tomorrow Hi/Lo/W 37/28/pc 41/23/c 45/24/pc 38/31/sn 51/35/pc 43/34/s 47/34/r 43/25/s 54/40/c 34/17/s 50/30/pc 21/13/c 39/30/s 33/27/c 36/27/sn 59/39/c 41/25/pc 54/30/s 37/16/pc 30/18/s 35/24/s 32/26/pc 33/23/s 54/36/c 40/18/pc 28/13/s 33/26/pc 49/33/c 39/24/s 34/23/pc 27/11/s 76/60/c 55/36/s 32/25/pc 50/29/s 38/26/s 81/68/s 53/41/c 31/22/s


Redding 49/28

Roseburg Salem Montana Butte Great Falls Missoula Alaska Anchorage

42/25/pc 41/22/s

42/33/pc 39/25/s

22/-4/s 32/10/s 16/2/c

21/-2/s 30/12/s 19/1/c



Today Hi/Lo/W Jackson, MS 49/34/c Kansas City 36/17/s Knoxville 46/25/pc Las Vegas 47/33/s Little Rock 49/27/pc Los Angeles 65/43/s Louisville 39/26/s Lubbock 35/20/c Memphis 47/28/pc Miami 84/71/pc Milwaukee 26/17/pc Minneapolis 27/16/pc Mobile 48/39/r Montgomery 52/36/c Newark 45/30/pc New Orleans 52/45/r New York City 45/32/pc Norfolk 51/38/c Oakland 51/34/s Oklahoma City 42/24/pc Omaha 33/10/s Orlando 83/59/t Palm Springs 61/38/s Philadelphia 46/31/pc Phoenix 68/46/s Pittsburgh 34/22/c Portland, ME 38/22/pc Portland, OR 38/25/s Providence 43/28/s

Tomorrow Hi/Lo/W 52/32/c 35/16/s 46/26/s 50/37/s 52/28/pc 68/46/s 41/26/s 41/24/c 50/29/s 82/70/c 28/18/s 27/16/s 53/39/c 53/34/c 43/29/s 55/45/c 42/32/s 49/35/s 52/41/pc 46/24/s 31/11/s 69/55/c 65/42/s 41/31/s 71/48/s 33/24/pc 35/26/s 37/26/s 40/29/s


Barrow 6/1/sn Fairbanks 29/22/pc Juneau 43/39/r British Columbia Chilliwack 40/26/s Kelowna 24/12/pc Vancouver 37/24/s Victoria 40/30/s City

Today Hi/Lo/W Raleigh 54/33/c Rapid City 42/15/s Reno 28/12/pc Richmond 51/29/pc Sacramento 50/28/s St. Louis 39/25/s St. Petersburg 82/61/c Salt Lake City 23/10/s San Antonio 47/38/r San Diego 64/47/s San Francisco 50/37/s San Jose 54/35/s Stockton 50/30/s Syracuse 35/24/sf Tallahassee 60/44/t Tampa 82/61/c Tempe 65/44/s Topeka 39/16/s Tucson 67/44/pc Tulsa 43/24/s Washington, DC 47/31/pc Wichita 40/20/s Winston-Salem 52/30/c Yuma 61/40/s

8/1/c 34/23/pc 43/35/r 44/28/pc 31/15/pc 39/26/s 40/31/s Tomorrow Hi/Lo/W 51/31/s 42/11/s 35/22/s 47/27/s 50/33/pc 39/25/s 70/56/c 30/19/pc 46/37/r 65/49/s 52/43/pc 57/44/pc 51/35/pc 34/27/c 59/43/c 70/56/c 68/46/s 38/16/s 68/44/s 48/25/s 44/30/s 43/20/s 49/29/s 66/42/s

Weather(W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

National Extremes (for the 48 contiguous states) High: Fort Myers, FL ........................ 87 Low: Craig, CO ................................ -20

Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

Bronx, N.Y. Duke 44, Indiana 41, OT Independence Bowl Shreveport, La. Virginia Tech 55, Tulsa 52 Foster Farms Bowl Santa Clara, Calif. Nebraska 37, UCLA 29 Monday’s games Military Bowl Annapolis, Md. Navy 44, Pittsburgh 28 Quick Lane Bowl Detroit Minnesota 21, Central Michigan 14 Tuesday’s games Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, Texas California 55, Air Force 36 Russell Athletic Bowl Orlando, Fla. Baylor 49, North Carolina 38 Arizona Bowl Tucson Nevada 28, Colorado State 23 Texas Bowl Houston LSU 56, Texas Tech 27 Wednesday’s games Birmingham (Ala.) Bowl Auburn 31, Memphis 10 Belk Bowl Charlotte, N.C. Mississippi St. 51, NC State 28 Music City Bowl Nashville, Tenn. Louisville 27, Texas A&M 21 Holiday Bowl San Diego Wisconsin 23, Southern Cal 21 Thursday’s games Peach Bowl Atlanta Houston 38, Florida State 24 Orange Bowl (Playoff Semifinal) Miami Gardens, Fla. Clemson 37, Oklahoma 17 Cotton Bowl Classic (Playoff Semifinal) Arlington, Texas Alabama 38, Michigan State 0 Today’s games Outback Bowl Tampa, Fla. Northwestern (10-2) vs. Tennessee (8-4), 9 a.m. (ESPN2) Citrus Bowl Orlando, Fla. Michigan (9-3) vs. Florida (10-3), 10 a.m. (ABC) Fiesta Bowl Glendale, Ariz. Notre Dame (10-2) vs. Ohio State (11-1), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl Pasadena, Calif. Iowa (12-1) vs. Stanford (11-2), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Sugar Bowl New Orleans Oklahoma State (10-2) vs. Mississippi (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday’s games TaxSlayer Bowl Jacksonville, Fla. Penn St. (7-5) vs. Georgia (9-3), 9 a.m. (ESPN) Liberty Bowl Memphis, Tenn. Kansas St. (6-6) vs. Arkansas (7-5), 12:20 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl San Antonio Oregon (9-3) vs. TCU (10-2), 3:45 p.m. (ESPN) Cactus Bowl Phoenix West Virginia (7-5) vs. Arizona State (6-6), 7:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday’s game College Football Championship Game Glendale, Ariz. Clemson (14-0) vs. Alabama (13-1), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 23 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 1 p.m. (NFLN) NFLPA Collegiate Bowl At Carson, Calif. National vs. American, 3 p.m. (ESPN2) Saturday, Jan. 30 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 11:30 a.m. (NFLN)


Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 37 24 11 2 50 102 82 37 18 16 3 39 104 118 36 18 16 2 38 100 102 38 14 15 9 37 93 109 36 15 15 6 36 68 87 37 17 18 2 36 97 121 39 15 21 3 33 97 119 Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 39 28 8 3 59 137 98 Dallas St. Louis 40 23 13 4 50 100 96 Chicago 39 22 13 4 48 108 97 Minnesota 36 20 10 6 46 98 85 Nashville 38 18 13 7 43 101 101 Colorado 38 18 17 3 39 109 106 Winnipeg 37 17 18 2 36 99 109 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 37 21 12 4 46 101 84 Montreal 39 21 15 3 45 111 98 Boston 36 20 12 4 44 115 97 Detroit 38 18 13 7 43 96 103 Ottawa 38 18 14 6 42 111 115 Tampa Bay 38 18 16 4 40 97 93 Toronto 36 14 15 7 35 95 102 Buffalo 38 15 19 4 34 88 101 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 37 28 7 2 58 117 78 N.Y. Islanders 38 21 12 5 47 105 89 112 100 N.Y. Rangers 38 21 13 4 46 New Jersey 38 19 14 5 43 90 92 Pittsburgh 37 18 15 4 40 86 91 Philadelphia 36 15 14 7 37 78 100 Carolina 38 16 17 5 37 91 108 Columbus 39 14 22 3 31 98 123 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s games N.Y. Islanders 2, Buffalo 1 Pittsburgh 5, Detroit 2 Carolina 4, Washington 2 Minnesota 3, St. Louis 1 Chicago 4, Colorado 3, OT Dallas 5, Nashville 1 Los Angeles 4, Calgary 1 Anaheim 1, Edmonton 0 Arizona 4, Winnipeg 2 Today’s games Montreal vs. Boston at Foxborough, Mass., 10 a.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 7 p.m.

Los Angeles Arizona San Jose Vancouver Anaheim Calgary Edmonton

WHL U.S. DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pt 35 20 12 3 0 115 103 43 34 20 12 0 2 93 75 42 37 19 14 3 1 123 121 42 35 17 17 1 0 119 117 35 37 15 20 2 0 116 141 32 B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pt Kelowna 38 27 9 2 0 139 106 56 Victoria 38 23 12 1 2 128 92 49 Prince George 37 23 12 1 1 129 106 48 Kamloops 35 17 14 3 1 122 109 38 Vancouver 38 13 20 3 2 109 135 31 EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pt Brandon 37 23 11 1 2 143 107 49 Prince Albert 37 22 11 3 1 122 112 48 Moose Jaw 37 18 14 4 1 128 119 41 Regina 38 16 16 3 3 118 134 38 Saskatoon 36 13 20 3 0 109 153 29 Swift Current 37 12 21 3 1 87 119 28 CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pt Lethbridge 38 26 12 0 0 162 117 52 Calgary 40 25 13 1 1 136 121 52 Red Deer 38 25 13 0 0 139 115 50 Edmonton 38 15 19 4 0 106 124 34 Medicine Hat 37 13 20 3 1 120 146 30 Kootenay 39 6 31 2 0 76 167 14 Thursday’s games Red Deer 6, Kootenay 4 Medicine Hat 6, Moose Jaw 2 Spokane 5, Tri-City 2 Seattle at Portland, late Friday’s games Prince Albert at Saskatoon Brandon at Edmonton Victoria at Kamloops Kelowna at Everett Swift Current at Regina Seattle Everett Spokane Portland Tri-City

LINE College Football FAVORITE TODAY UNDERDOG Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Tennessee 8½ Northwestern Citrus Bowl At Orlando, Fla.

Michigan 4 Florida Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. 6 Notre Dame Ohio State Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford 6 Iowa Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Mississippi 7 Oklahoma St Saturday Bowls Taxslayer Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. 6 Penn St Georgia Liberty Bowl At Memphis Arkansas 12½ Kansas St Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon 7 TCU Cactus Bowl At Phoenix 1½ Arizona St West Virginia NFL FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG Sunday 3 at BUFFALO NY Jets at CAROLINA 10½ Tampa Bay 10 at MIAMI New England at CINCINNATI 9 Baltimore at ATLANTA 4 New Orleans at HOUSTON 6 Jacksonville 10½ at CLEVELAND Pittsburgh at KANSAS CITY 7 Oakland at INDIANAPOLIS OFF Tennessee at DALLAS 4 Washington at CHICAGO 1 Detroit at NY GIANTS 3½ Philadelphia at GREEN BAY 3½ Minnesota 9 San Diego at DENVER St. Louis 3½ at SAN FRANCISCO at ARIZONA 6½ Seattle

DEALS BASEBALL American Association KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed RHP Casey Barnes. LAREDO LEMURS — Signed INF Abel Nieves. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS — Assigned F Cristiano Felicio to Canton (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS — Re-signed QB Pat Devlin. Waived LB Jayson DiManche. DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed G Antonio Johnson to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed CB Robert Nelson to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed TE Brian Vogler to the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTS — Placed LB J.T. Thomas and LS Danny Aiken on injured reserve. Signed LB Nico Johnson from the practice squad. Signed LS Tyler Ott. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined Vancouver F Jannik Hansen $2,000 for diving/embellishment during a Dec. 22 game at Tampa Bay. NEW YORK RANGERS — Agreed to terms with F Ryan Gropp on an entry-level contract. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Released F Scott Gomez. WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled D Aaron Ness from the Hershey (AHL). ECHL SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Announced D Bobby Shea was recalled by Hershey (AHL). COLLEGE CALIFORNIA — Announced QB Jared Goff will enter the NFL draft. EAST CAROLINA — Named Tony Petersen offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. MEMPHIS — Announced QB Paxton Lynch will enter the NFL Draft. MISSOURI — Named Rohrk Cutchlow as director of athletic performance for football program. OHIO STATE — Announced DE Joey Bosa and RB Ezekiel Elliott will enter the NFL draft. PURDUE — Named Randy Melvin defensive line coach. RUTGERS — Named Shane Burnham defensive line coach. TCU — Suspended senior QB Trevone Boykin and junior WR Preston Miller for the Alamo Bowl for a violation of team rules. TEXAS TECH — Announced QB Davis Webb will transfer to another school for his final year of eligibility. UCLA — Announced OL Caleb Benenoch will enter the NFL draft.

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OPPORTUNITIES Vote: Best book of the year is ...




FRIDAY, 01.01.2016

Spreading ‘a good vibe’

It’s the competition of literary proportions: the Prose Bowl. Will your favorite win? Vote online for Sno-Isle Libraries’ favorite book of 2015. Librarians narrowed it down to 32 of the most popular recent books, arranged in sports-style brackets, and they’re looking for your help in determining the community’s favorite. The list, which reaches back to the last half of 2014 to capture the fall publishing schedule, spotlights the most popular titles based on circulation and hold requests. More than 300 titles were considered before being whittled for a balance of genre, gender, perspective and audience, with a slight bias toward local and regional authors. See the full list on the Sno-Isle blog by searching “Prose Bowl” at www.sno-isle. org. The winning book will be announced Jan. 11. Customers with the most accurate brackets will be invited to make a featured booklist. A Sno-Isle library account is not required, but an email address is for votes to count. More info: ProseBowl

Scramble: Find sea floats on Whidbey The annual Sea Float Scramble, a free family event, is set for 11 a.m. Jan. 9 at Sea Wall Park in Langley on Whidbey Island. Glass artist Callahan McVay, of Callahan’s Firehouse, created 200 handblown glass floats, which will be hidden in plain view, with no digging necessary, and up for grabs when the ribbon is dropped. A second hunting area for young children (age 5 and younger) and disabled persons will be at Second and Anthes streets. More info: 360-929-9333,

Resolve: Red Cross seeks blood donors January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross hopes you will resolve to roll up your sleeves this year and become a regular donor. Donors with all blood types are needed, but especially those with types AB, O, B negative and A negative. To organize a blood drive, contact the Snohomish County chapter at 425-252-4103. More info:, 800-733-2767 Bloodworks Northwest (formerly known as the Puget Sound Blood Center) has a local blood donation center at 2703 Oakes Ave. in Everett. The organization also offers several blood drives. Upcoming blood drives in Everett open to the public: ■■7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 12 outside the Mariner High School gym, 200 112th St. SW ■■7:30-10:30 a.m. Jan. 20 outside the Community Transit administration building, 7100 Hardeson Road ■■8-10:30 a.m. Jan. 20 in the parking lot at BE Aerospace, 11404 Commando Road ■■12-2:30 p.m. Jan. 20 outside Building 728 at Quadrant I-5 Corporate Park, 728 134th St. SW ■■12-3 p.m. Jan. 20 in the parking lot at SNBL labs, 6605 Merrill Creek Parkway ■■9-11:30 a.m. Jan. 26 outside WSIPC, 2121 W Casino Road ■■11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26 outside the Everett School District administration building, 3900 Broadway ■■1-4 p.m. Jan. 26 outside Jamco at the 80th Street Business Center, 1111 80th St. SW ■■11 a.m.-noon Jan. 27 by appointment outside The Everett Clinic, 3901 Hoyt Ave. More info: 425-740-2909,


Cailee Landis hangs inspirational posters at Sultan High School on Dec. 18. “It‘s bland in here,“ Landis said, “so I thought I need to do something about that.“ Landis also wanted inspirational messages to help uplift students she noticed had been stressed going into winter break.

Sultan High’s Cailee Landis keeps the campus positive with inspirational posters By Amy Nile Herald Writer

SULTAN — Cailee Landis, 18, is spending her winter break plastering the walls of Sultan High School with posters that have quotes, art and messages aimed at uplifting moods. The student body vice president said she noticed her classmates seem more negative than usual lately and hopes to help students take on the new year with a new attitude. “It’s like there’s a big, black cloud over our school,” Landis said. “I hate to say it, but it’s kind of a downer.” Teens at Sultan High faced tragedy in 2015. They’re mourning the loss of Madison Whiddon, a 17-year-old student who died in a car accident on U.S. 2 in November. They’ve also been through floods and school lockdowns. That’s why Landis wanted to infuse some positive energy into her school.

Posters have been donated to Landis‘ project.

“It’s such a better life when you make a good vibe,” she said. She’s already made and collected more than 100 posters. She hopes to double that number before she’s finished with the project. Her church youth group,

teachers, parents, business owners and students have pitched in to help her reach her goal. “It’s cool to see the whole community working together,” Landis said. She is encouraging her classmates to keep coming up with

creative posters to go along with hers. They can be any color or size, featuring art, words or both. There’s only one rule, “no negativity — just positivity,” she said. Principal Tami Nesting said she found out about the poster project at a parent meeting focused on setting a course to help students through the tough times. “The concept of chiaroscuro was well-known in the world of the Italian Renaissance painter, where the lightest light was put next to the darkest dark. Cailee is offering us a chiaroscuro moment,” she wrote in an email. Landis credits her Christian faith and inspirational quotes she sees on social media with helping her keep an optimistic outlook. She hopes the posters will be the first of many projects she takes on to uplift others. “I really want to change the world in a positive way,” she said. Amy Nile: 425-339-3192; Twitter: @ AmyNileReports.


Nonprofit helps schools play happier tune

During the 2014-15 school year, the Edmonds Music4Life program delivered 20 readyto-play musical instruments to Edmonds School District for use by students with financial need. The estimated total retail value of the instruments was $15,430. Music4Life seeks musical instruments from adults who no longer need them. The nonprofit has them fully repaired and ready to play, then gives them to participating public school districts for use by children from low-income families. They also use donations to buy instruments to donate. In just the first three months of the 2015-16 school year, the Edmonds branch of the Seattle-based nonprofit delivered another 17 musical instruments to Edmonds schools with a combined estimated value of $20,370. One of those is a rare violin — a John Boder copy of an

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Italian-made 1908 Stephano Scarampella full-size violin — that was donated by a pilot, Bill Sleeper, of Bainbridge Island. The violin belonged to his mother, Norma Sleeper, who was first chair in the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and also played in other ensembles. She died in 2011 and the violin went to Sleeper. “She just treasured that violin,” Sleeper said. Sleeper said he is no instrumentalist, and that he soon felt the violin should be played. He took the instrument to internationally known Queen Anne luthier (string instrument restorer) Rafael Carrabba to get it fixed. He asked Carrabba who he could donate to, and Carrabba suggested Music4Life. The violin is now being played by Edmonds-Woodway High School senior Dane Johnson. There also is a Mukilteo branch of Music4Life. For more information, go to

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Sean Silver, interim principal of Chase Lake Community School, and Vonya King-Norton, the school‘s family support coordinator, accept a check for $1,947, proceeds from a 2015 Celtic Christmas concert sponsored by St. Alban‘s Episcopal Church to benefit the school‘s Safety Net Program.

Concert brings in donations for program A Nov. 30 Celtic Christmas concert at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Edmonds saw attendance of 175 and raised $1,947


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for the Chase Lake Community School Safety Net Program. The Safety Net Program helps students and their families with basic needs, such as groceries, clothing, backpacks and school supplies.

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Tricare fee cuts for autism therapy stir access worries


hen Tricare this month announced cuts of up to 15 percent next year in fees for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy of children with autism, some ABA businesses, in responding to an online survey, said they would stop treating Tricare clients. Most respondents, however, said they need more time to assess how the reduced rates would affect their services. Mary Kaye Justis, director of the Tricare Health Plan, said she doesn’t expect the fee cuts to cause a significant shift of providers for the 10,500 military children receiving ABA services. Tricare reimbursements still will be higher than offered by most commercial health insurance plans, she said. “We will continue to be a very reasonable payer,” Justis said. “We may not be the best payer in the country but we certainly have the most comprehensive benefit.” ABA therapists work with children, often in their homes, to increase or decrease targeted behaviors and to help them acquire language, daily living or play skills. It also can involve intensive behavioral interventions. Tricare coverage of ABA therapy has been among the best in the country with no age limits on children treated and no caps on total Tricare costs per family. Tricare has been reimbursing for ABA therapy at $125 an hour for providers with doctorate or master degrees, $75 for those with bachelor degrees and $50 for technicians with high school

TOM PHILPOTT MILITARY UPDATE diplomas and ABA training. Next April new national Tricare rates will be $114 for PhDs, $107 for masters degrees, $67 for bachelor degrees and $40 per hour for technicians. Actual rates could be higher or lower based on local living costs. But the first year decline in ABA fees anywhere will not exceed 15 percent. Tricare decided to adjust rates after discovering it routinely paid more than commercial insurance plans. It learned this after the American Medical Association in July 2014 adopted Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes for various ABA services, which allowed “better visibility on exactly what procedures are being done and who is doing them.” The education level of providers is key to setting appropriate fees, Justis said. “We will look at what kind of therapy and services are provided, ensure [they] are really connected to the treatment plan and needs of the individual child, and what best supports the family,” Justis said. Tricare had discussed fees with groups representing beneficiaries

and providers and also reviewed two external studies on ABA fees nationally. “What we found…is that in many cases we were paying substantially more than either Medicaid or commercial plans,” Justis said. “Obviously we want to pay a reasonable amount…to ensure our families have access to services. But we also want to be good stewards and not overpay.” Tricare typically sets care reimbursements comparable to what Medicare allows. But Medicare doesn’t cover ABA therapy so, in resetting these rates Tricare took what Medicaid pays and added 20 percent. Only 40 percent of 26,000 military children with autism spectrum disorder are using ABA services but that proportion is expected to rise. Most of those who do are active duty family members. About 1500 are children of retirees. Tricare spending on ABA services doubled over a recent three-year period, from $84 million in 2011 to $163.4 million in 2014. Some ABA services require that providers have advance degrees in behavioral analysis. Others need only bachelor degrees or technicians with some skill training. State and professional organizations endorse and set standards for this “tiered” model of therapy. For example, technicians usually are allowed to provide five or 10 hours of unsupervised therapy for every hour they must work with an advanced degree

therapist supervising. In this way, ABA businesses contend, they can hire larger staffs, heavy on lower-paid technicians, and provide more services to more patients. Megan Miller, a therapist with a PhD who co-owns Navigation Behavioral Consulting, an ABA business in Virginia Beach, Virginia, said 80 percent of her clients are military children. Current Tricare rates, she said, support tiered services because current advance degree provider fees are sufficient to cover hours when both a supervisor and technician provide care. Because Tricare pays for only one provider at a time, the worry for some businesses is that lowered fees won’t support the tiered model, forcing them to use only advance degree therapists, and not technicians who can’t always work alone. Overall availability of services could fall, Miller said. On December 1, the day Tricare announced plans for cutting ABA reimbursements, Miller launched an online email survey of businesses that are part of the Behavior Analysis Advocacy Network. It asked how the lowered fees would impact services to their Tricare beneficiaries. Within a week, more than 100 businesses responded. Six predicted no impact. Seventy said they were still determining the affect. But 13 businesses said they no longer would provide services to Tricare families, impacting 350 children. Eight other companies said fee cuts potentially would impact Tricare

clients only in certain locales, perhaps forcing up to 500 current clients to go elsewhere for ABA services. Miller and Justis, in separate interviews, agreed on one critical point: Tricare has built effective channels of communication both with providers of ABA therapy and with advocacy groups for children with autism. “When they first started out it didn’t go that smoothly,” Miller said. “But over the past two years they’ve really worked with us.” Justis said Tricare would monitor the impact of new rates closely. That vow to be vigilant is exactly what’s needed, Miller said. Her business doesn’t plan to drop any military children but will have to make “internal changes” in light of the lowered rates. “It is unfortunate we need to modify what we’ve doing and that funding will be different,” Miller said. “But we should all keep working together to make sure beneficiaries get the services they need. “And Tricare,” she added, “needs to continue to listen and really accept feedback from providers and beneficiaries about how this is impacting them. It’s great to say what you think will happen. But listen to the people telling you what really is happening.” Send comments to Military Update, P.O. Box 231111, Centreville, VA, 20120, email or twitter: Tom Philpott @Military_Update

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Wednesdays, 21920 Highway 9. Service officer available to help with veterans issues. More info: Cmdr. Burt Marsh, 206999-3254.

U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Steven Ohm has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He is a 2014 graduate of Lake Stevens High School. Employers Support of the Guard and Reserves supports the men and women of the Guard and Reserves, including employer and supervisor awards programs, under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. For more information, call 800-336-4590 option 1 or go to

Earl Winehart Legion Post 96: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Legion Hall, 1201 First St., Snohomish. More info: 360-568-5340. Frank Freese Legion Post 66: 6 p.m. third Mondays, Post Hall, 117 S. Sixth St., Edmonds. Light meal served at 5:15 p.m. More info: Les, 206-546-6831. Frank H. Hancock Legion Post 92 and Auxiliary: 7 p.m. second Mondays, 26921 88th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Prime rib dinner, 4:30 p.m. third Fridays. Service office open 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. More info: 360629-8021.

Veterans news Homeless, unemployed veterans can get help through Workforce Snohomish. Help includes employment assistance, support services, help with VA benefits and housing. Call Gordon Meade at 425-921-3478 or write to The Veterans of Foreign Wars posts and auxiliaries of Snohomish County are looking for new members. Needed is your last separation certification or other proof of eligibility. Auxiliary members are wives, widows, mothers, etc. For more information, call 425-337-1559.

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Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 and its Auxiliary, along with volunteers from the Aurora Village Home Depot staff, placed an Honor Tree in Lynnwood Veterans Park for the 2015 holiday season. The tree, donated by Home Depot, was decorated with ornaments featuring the names of veterans. Blvd., Everett. More info: 425-353-2600. The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 12: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Lynnwood Elks Club, 6620 196th St. SW. More info: Dennis C. Adams, 206280-0022. Coast Guard Auxiliary: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Port of Everett Conference Center, 404 14th St. More info: Marie Porterfield, 425-629-3241, 509-949-6715, Marie.

Disabled American Veterans, Martin T. Sofie Sunshine Chapter 13: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, dinner at 6, at the Lynnwood Eagles, 19223 Highway 99. More info: 425299-3373,

Fleet Reserve Association and Ladies Fleet Reserve Association Unit and Branch 18: Lunch noon, meeting 1 p.m. second Saturdays, 23003 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. More info: 425771-2774.

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 170: 5 p.m. second Wednesdays, 6802 Beverly

Veterans: An unaffiliated group of veterans of wars in foreign lands meets at 1 p.m.

second Wednesdays, Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett. More info: 425-257-8780.

American Legion Arlington Legion Post 76 and Auxiliary: Arlington Post 76 and auxiliary meetings, 7 p.m. second Tuesdays. SAL meetings 6 p.m. first Thursdays. All meetings are downstairs at 115 N. Olympic Ave. Breakfast is served from 8 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month for $6 a plate. More info: 360-435-2492. Arthur Kincaid Legion Post 58: 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Brookdale Senior Living, 15465 179th Ave., Monroe. More info: Adjutant Bob at 360-863-3544, www. Bothell Legion Post 127: 7 p.m. second

Lake Stevens Memorial Legion Post 181: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Lake Stevens Community Center, 1812 124th Ave. NE. More info: Tom at 425-3145865, Tony at 360-631-3242, or Vern at 425-343-9637;; www. Lynnwood Legion Post 37: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Lynnwood Elks Club, 6620 196th St. SW. More info: 425-5850279. Marysville Legion Post 178 and Auxiliary: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Post Hall, Second Street and Cedar Avenue. Social hour at 6 p.m. Service officer hours are 12-4 p.m. fourth Mondays at the Post Hall. More info: 360-653-0155, legionpost178wa@gmail. com, S. Al Wilcox Legion Post 234: 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. meeting, second Mondays, Legion Hall, 22909 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. More info:,, 425-776-5490. Sen. Henry M. Jackson Legion Post 6: 6 p.m. second Thursdays, Fleet Reserve Association Club, 6802 Beverly Blvd., Everett. More info: Marvin, 425-9238172.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Arlington Boyer-Daniel VFW Post 1561: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays. More info: 425-232-8453, 360-435-6677 or vfw1561. org. Edmonds VFW Post 8870: 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, with a light supper at 5:15 p.m., Edmonds American Legion Hall, 117 Sixth Ave. S. More info: Fred at 206-9407502,, www. Ladies Auxiliary: Noon second Fridays at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Everett Old Guard VFW Post 2100: 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, 2711 Oakes Ave. More info: Don Wischmann, 425-7609031, Ladies Auxiliary: 6:30 p.m. second Mondays. More info: 425-337-1559. Gold Bar Martin-Osterholtz VFW Post 9417: 6 p.m. first Thursdays, 301 Third St. More info: Doug White, 425870-7298. Ladies Auxiliary: 3 p.m. first Thursdays. More info: Arden King, 360-793-2786. Lynnwood Walter A. Deebach VFW Post 1040: 7 p.m. first Thursdays, Alderwood Boys and Girls Club, 19619 24th Ave. W. More info: Frank, 425-6974102. Ladies Auxiliary: Same as Post. More info: Myra Rintamaki, 206-2350348. Monroe VFW Post 7511: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, IOOF Hall, 610 Lewis St. More info: Ken, 425-315-3509. Oak Harbor Whitehead-Muzzall VFW Post 7392: 360-675-4048 or Snohomish Gay Jones VFW Post 921 and Auxiliary: 1 p.m. second Saturdays, Boys & Girls Club, 402 Second St. More info: 425-397-7111. Sultan VFW Post 2554 and Ladies Auxiliary: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Volunteers of America Community Center, 605 First St. More info: 425-870-0235.

VITAL STATISTICS DEATHS Adler, Charles, 76, Stanwood, Dec. 16 Bejar, Carlos, 57, Arlington, Dec. 17 Benton Jr., Luby, 69, Bothell, Dec. 11 Berger, Zachary, 27, Arlington, Dec. 13 Blumm, Kenneth, 79, Everett, Dec. 16 Bolyard, Kathleen, 87, Marysville, Dec. 21 Broughton, Roger, 87, Sultan, Dec. 20 Burns, James, 90, Mukilteo, Dec. 15 Camacho Vergara, Anthony, 17, Washington, Dec. 12 Cavallaro, Phyllis, 81, Mukilteo, Dec. 19 Chubbuck, Anne, 70, Everett, Dec. 16 Cifra, Edward, 85, Lynnwood, Dec. 14 Clough, Claudia, 75, Mountlake Terrace, Dec. 20 Cole, Richard, 60, Granite Falls, Dec. 21 Cooper, Robert, 79, Snohomish, Dec. 20 Dalton, Gary, 85, Brier, Dec. 21 Dean, Irene, 93, Marysville, Dec. 14 Dietel, Robert, 71, Everett, Dec. 17 Dow, Helen, 98, Marysville, Dec. 19 Edwards-Palo, Shannon, 54, Tulalip, Dec. 15 Erion, Robert, 88, Marysville, Dec. 14 Feldmeir, Robert, 78, Stanwood, Dec. 21 Fielder, Ryan, 70, Marysville, Dec. 17 Forner, Myrduff, 92, Stanwood, Dec. 16 Gambrell, Cloie, 75, Lynnwood, Dec. 14 Gregory, Ann, 93, Lynnwood, Dec. 19 Gregory, Anthony, 45, Mountlake Terrace, Dec. 9 Halsted, Dorothy, 98, Lynnwood, Dec. 18 Hamilton, Anna, 55, Everett, Dec. 16 Henken, Jr, Albert, 84, Arlington, Dec. 18 Hoagland II, Ross, 37, Camano Island, Dec. 15 Holmes, Nenita, 69, Oak Harbor, Dec. 18 Hubbard, Elizabeth, 94, Lynnwood, Dec. 14 Janecke, David, 93, Burien, Dec. 20 Jensen, Wayne, 90, Marysville, Dec. 14

Johnson, Joshua, 32, Marysville, Dec. 19 Kaltsounis, Theodore, 85, Bothell, Dec. 13 Klug, Beulah, 92, Bothell, Dec. 15 Koenig, Robert, 55, Everett, Dec. 18 Kumasawa, Kenneth, 76, Redmond, Dec. 12 Lauricella, Vance, 58, Oregon, Dec. 15 Liner, Nancy, 70, Arlington, Dec. 18 Lu, Zhixiong, 58, Everett, Dec. 15 Marsh, Alleyne, 80, Arlington, Dec. 12 McEntire, Harold, 77, Marysville, Dec. 6 McInnis, Richard, 58, Everett, Dec. 17 McPhee, Nancy, 89, Everett, Dec. 21 Minney, Susan, 56, Everett, Dec. 16 Mull, Harriet aka: Chris, 65, Lynnwood, Dec. 21 Munson, Christopher, 60, Stanwood, Dec. 11 Naley, Henry, 87, Edmonds, Dec. 20 Pickinpaugh, Robert, 93, Lynnwood, Dec. 12 Pohle, Ronald, 52, Everett, Dec. 18 Randulson, Jean, 89, Marysville, Dec. 18 Rasmussen, Sharon, 78, Lynnwood, Dec. 17 Ray, Janet, 87, Everett, Dec. 19 Ray, Richard, 86, Arlington, Dec. 16 Sorenson, Elizabeth, 93, Marysville, Dec. 16 Speer, Margaret, 92, Arlington, Dec. 22 Spencer, Andrew, 32, Edmonds, Nov. 11 Stitt, Thelma, 96, Arlington, Dec. 20 Stratton, Margaret, 100, Mill Creek, Dec. 11 Sullivan, Michael, 82, Marysville, Dec. 20 Taylor-Jones, Christine, 65, Everett, Dec. 19 Tharaldson, Beverly, 93, Edmonds, Dec. 20 Tinsley, Donald, 88, Lynnwood, Dec. 8 Tsui, Chung-Hsing, 86, Edmonds, Dec. 16 Vail, Gregory, 62, Lake Stevens, Dec. 5 Valentine, James, 63, Lynnwood, Dec. 15 Vaughn, Arlene, 86, Stanwood, Dec. 12 Wendland, Lisa, 48, Marysville, Dec. 18

Whitney, Vesta, 90, Everett, Dec. 16 Wiggum, June, 93, Everett, Dec. 16 Wilson, Mary, 98, Snohomish, Dec. 17 Wolf III, William, 69, Camano Island, Dec. 16 Yarosz, Sarah, 77, Bothell, Dec. 13 Zachuse, Vera, 85, Tulalip, Dec. 18

MARRIAGE LICENSES Schott, Michele Roxann and Perez, Adam Nicholas Allen, Debra Louise and Clark, Sara Lynn Miles, Tyler Theartis and Nweke, Uchenna Caroline Vanhulle, Steven Richard and Capili, Cindy Lee Caba-Mota, Yohelia and Simmons, John Charles Weber, Melissa Sue and Gant, Darrell Wayne II Leuenhagen, Randy Alan and Brienen, Krista Adrianna Vargo, Kayla Marie and Richardson, Nathan Daniel Baguhn, Brian Scott and Heaney, Marcy Ralene Hayden, Aislinn Nicole and Merrifield, Christopher Jacob Colvin, Michael Kenneth and Suarez, Jessica Lucille Byman, Brock Robert and Suominen, Christine Morgan Lodge, Patricia Anne and Irish, Paulette Mae Day, Louise Fitzgerald and Hinds, David James Requa, Kelly Suzanne and Turner, Brian Samuel Perry, Jamie Lynn and Ruiz, Serrato Omar Berg, Bryan Carl and Berg, Angela Mastrullo Mensik, Michal and Murphy, Crispina Adami Gilman, Marlee Diane and Powell, Carroll John Wengard, Melissa Ann and Whipple, David Nathaniel Stanley, Amy Louise and Wheeler, Stephen Forrest Nazanio, Perez Edgardo Ivan and Sepulveda, Torres Glorimar Valdez, Castaneda Patricia and Adame, Hugo

Mauricio Warren, Kenneth John Richard and Meister, Julia Ann Singh, Dhillon Amandip and Brar, Amandeep Kaur Gilchrist, Robert H and Billett, Julie Ann Tarvin, Jessica Marjorie and Hynes, Benjamin Joseph Hunter, Chase Alexander and Barnes, Isabella Duan, Ran and Tan, Maria Andalucia See French, Mark George and Isbell, Janet Lea Taht, Donald and Mann, Shirley Kay Gutierrez, Gail Emma Idella and Dewitt, Jason Daniel Evans, Tammerly Anne and Cleveland, Gregory Byron Carter-Edwards, Hannah Elizabeth and Walker, Mikayla Anna Marie Yanez, Ashley and Lopez, Leon Edmanuel Juarez, Morales Edgar Yair and Roldan, Librado Maria Del Carmen Ansay, Monica Diane and Bambury, James David Dagloria, Jeanne Mello and Castor, David Sarkies Wilder, Aaron Scott and Powell, Tiffany Elizabeth Mosman, Steven Lyn and Richart, Karen Marie Humphrey, Anthony Nigel and Tran, Thuy Thi Ngoc Funden, Isaiah Jeremiah and Slaybaugh, Jazmyn Kayelynna Peralez, Martiza Rosario and Marks, Bryant Alexander Downing, Farrah Jean and Harlick, Michael Raymond Salsbury, Nicholaus Thomas and Butler, Megan Elyse Tanjo, Naida and Tvrtkovic, Eldar Fedorchuk, Sergey Leonidovich and Pusyak, Lyubov Aleksandrovna Quintero, Galindo Rosalio and Hernandez, De Ocampo Maria D Consuelo

DISSOLUTIONS Elsibeth Shafer and Michael Shafer

Paulo Deoliveira and Carol Peterson Michele Mehaffey and Michael Schnitzius Katherine Wilson and Todd Wilson Trudi Atchison and Daniel Atchison Cindee Parkins and William Parkins Jr Michelle Ichihashi and David Larson Karl Lundblade and Cynthia Lundblade Jesalyn Atkinson and Matthew Atkinson Ryan Ronnell and Jessica Ronnell Julie Politte and Randy Politte Justin Penny and Jerri Lynn Stevens Laurie Miller and Kunga Lama Michael Galarita and Carol Galarita Cynthia Hensel and Douglas Hensel Christopher Fuller and Shantell Hatfield Dedra Davis and Steven Davis Irina Kirova and Rumen Velkov Johnna Hall and Darrin Hall Arthur Demarais and Dale Demarais Joshua Burrows and Gisela Johnson Tracy Cumming and Mark Cumming Kevin Conger and Shannon Conger Janett Castro Tolentino and Carlos Gallardo Vega Gwen Obertuck-Nelson and Gary Nelson Carrie Kuehn and Christopher Kuehn Jennifer Craig Aka Sargent and John Sargent Michelle Rodriguez and Ismael Solis Rivera Kathryn Dutton and Griselda Rodriguez Robyn Bush and Joseph Bush Amanda Swanson and Justin Swanson Rhonda Thomas and John Thomas Dianna Sharp and Terry Sharp Deborah Williams and Donald Williams Bradley Denby and Amanda Denby Christopher Steigerwald and Cindy Steigerwald Rebecca Hatmaker and Ryan Hatmaker

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EVENTS Peace Parade: The annual Caroll Cochran Index Peace Parade is held 1-3 p.m. Jan. 1 in Index, starting from the old Fire Hall. Costumes, signs and instruments are encouraged. Anyone is welcome, just show up. More info: 360-793-0983. Pancakes, Snohomish: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2 (first Saturday) at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Pancakes, French toast, sausage, ham, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs and more. Cost is $5, $3 for kids. Pancakes, Bothell: 8-11 a.m. Jan. 2 (first and third Saturdays) at the Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Drive. Cost is $5. More info: 425-4872441. Winter walk: Join Friends of Camano Island Parks members on a guided community walk Jan. 2 at Camano Island State Park, 2269 Lowell Point Road. Meet at 9:50 a.m. at the picnic shelter near the boat ramp. The 2.6-mile walk features excellent views of Saratoga Passage and Elger Bay and also a beautiful “fern grotto” and ravine. No dogs. More info: Genealogy 101: Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offers a free beginning genealogy class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Jan. 2 (first Saturday) at the SIGS Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way in Lynnwood’s Heritage Park. More info: 425-775-6267. Microbes: University of Washington geologist David Montgomery and environmental planner Anne Biklé discuss their book, “The Hidden Half of Nature” about microbes, soils and health at the next meeting of the Puget Lobe Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute, 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. More info: Dale Middleton, dmiddleton1@ or 206-784-3146. Teen craft: Students in grades 6-12 are invited to make their own zippered pouch from an old book, 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. More info: 360-794-7851. Pancakes, Edmonds: The Edmonds Senior Center’s monthly pancake breakfast has been moved for January to 8:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 8 (typically every first Friday). The senior center is at 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, beverages. Cost is $5. Free throw contest: Kids ages 9-14 can enter the Knight of Columbus Marysville Council 7863’s annual basketball free throw contest, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the


Services Center, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood.


Got an event or volunteer opportunity to share? Email or leave a message for Melissa Slager at 425-339-3432. Include a contact phone number. Marysville Boys & Girls Club, 1010 Beach Ave. Bring a parent and copy of your birth certificate. More info: Willie Cardona, 425-359-9920.

WAYS TO HELP Teen service hours: Middle school students (grades 6-8) can earn community service credit by helping out at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Volunteers will prepare crafts for library programs, pick up and clean up, sort books, and more. No need to sign up. Meet 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 2 (first Saturday, September to May) in the teen area. Light a light: A living fir tree strung with lights stands at the entrance of the Frances Anderson Center (700 Main St.) through Jan. 2 before being planted at Yost Park. Donate $5 per light in honor of someone and the donation will be posted on the main floor bulletin board. Proceeds go to the city’s Youth Scholarship Fund for parks and recreation programs. More info: 425771-0268. The Binky Patrol: A group of quilters, knitters and crocheters who make “binkies” for children in traumatic situations seeks volunteers and donations of fabric, yarn or thread. Meets next on Jan. 3 (first Sunday) in Marysville. More info: 360-659-7198. MLK Day volunteers: Adult volunteers are needed to work with and mentor students on a Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 at locations around the county. Service hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A training session is set for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in Everett. More info: John McAlpine at, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572. Shelter volunteers: The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter opens at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood when the temperature is forecasted to fall below 34 degrees for four or more hours overnight. Volunteers are needed to help open the shelter, stay overnight, prepare meals, drive the shelter van, or offer security screening. More info:

RSVP: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks people ages 55 and older for a variety of volunteer positions, in food banks and community gardens, driving and tutoring, and more. Volunteer locations are across the county with varying days and times of commitment. More info: John McAlpine at, 425-374-6374 or 888-240-8572.

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Soup kitchen, Everett: Salt of the Earth Soup Kitchen is held noon Tuesdays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Free hot meal served to the homeless, low-income seniors and families, and kids on the street. Volunteers needed. More info: Sandra, 425-355-1042.

Bingo, Arlington: 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Fridays at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd. Ages 10 and up. Prizes, large pots available. Pull tabs, food. More info: 360-6534551.

Food bank, Lowell: The Lowell Community Food Bank, based at River of Life Community Church in Everett, seeks volunteers and donations. Help is needed to sort produce 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, as well as break down boxes, feed worm bins, occasionally cook and prepare food, and clean. More info: 206-240-0676. Food bank, Arlington: Arlington Community Food Bank is open to clients for shopping 12-1 p.m. Mondays, 5:306:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and 12-1 p.m. Fridays. Volunteers needed. Donations can be mailed to 19118 63rd Ave. NE, Arlington. More info: ACFoodbank@, or leave a message at 360435-1631. Food bank, Marysville: Shopping assistants are needed to help visitors select groceries at Marysville Community Food Bank, 4150 88th St. NE. Hours are 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, and 3-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. More info: 360-658-1054 or marysvillefoodbank@ Food bank, Snohomish: There are several volunteer opportunities in Snohomish, including a cold weather shelter group (Jackie at 425-220-2217), the Community Kitchen free meal service (425-501-6054), and the Snohomish Community Food Bank (Elizabeth Grant at 360-568-7993). More info: Food bank, Lynnwood: The Cedar Valley Food Bank operates out of Cedar Valley Community School on selected dates. Donations can be dropped off at the Edmonds School District’s Educational

Bingo, Everett: 12:30-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. Cost is $2 for three-on. Everybody older than 50 can participate. More info: 425257-8780. Bingo, Edmonds: 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Cost is 25 cents per card with prizes available. More info: 425-774-5555. Bingo, Granite Falls: 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays ($6 buy-in) and 50-cent sessions 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Granite Falls Senior Center, 302 S Granite Ave. Also, penny bingo follows Thursday lunches (lunch is $3). More info: 360-691-7177. Bingo, Snohomish: Bingo games are 5:30 p.m. first Saturdays at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Buy-in is $8. More info: 360-568-0934. Scrabble, Everett: Plays 12:15 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Age 50 and older. More info: 425-334-2878. Scrabble, Snohomish: Plays 12:30 p.m. Mondays at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. All ages welcome. Table tennis: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, 12:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave. Five tables with paddles and balls provided. Cost is $1 per session. For ages 50 and older. More info: 425-257-8780. Bridge, Everett: The Unsanctioned Duplicate Bridge Club has a game begin at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 12 p.m. Saturdays at the Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave. Age 50 and older. Cost

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is $1. More info: 425-257-8780. Bridge, Arlington: The Arlington Bridge Club meets 12-4 p.m. Thursdays at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18218 Smokey Point Blvd. More info: 360-4407029.

ASSISTANCE Health insurance: People wishing to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will find assistance through January at three libraries. Firstcome, first-served with WithinReach staff. Mountlake Terrace Library: 2:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Marysville Library: 3-5 p.m. Dec. 30; Jan. 13 and 27. Lynnwood Library: 2-4 p.m. Mondays through Jan. 25. More info: 360-6517081. Swedish/Edmonds: A variety of free support groups and fee-based health classes are offered at the hospital, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. More info: www. Alzheimer’s caregivers, Arlington: An Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of those with memory loss meets 10:30 a.m. third Wednesdays in the community room at DSHS Home and Community Services, 3906 172nd St. NE. More info: Amy Leonard, 425-317-3482. Alzheimer’s caregivers, Everett: An Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of those with memory loss meets 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 W. Mukilteo Blvd. More info: Donna Vande Kieft, 425-423-9571. Alzheimer’s caregivers, Snohomish: An Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of those with memory loss meets 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursdays at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. More info: Sheri Pemberton, 425-673-3109. Caregivers, Marysville: A support group to help those who are dealing with the challenges of unpaid care giving meets 1011:30 a.m. first and third Tuesdays at the Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville. More info: 360-363-8450. Caregivers, Lynnwood: A family caregiver support group meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays at Gencare Scriber Gardens, 6024 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. Refreshments provided. More info: 425673-7111.

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Question: I recently flew from Seattle to Wichita, Kansas, on United Airlines, with a stopover in Denver. My first flight was delayed, which caused me to miss my connection in Denver. I called United, and a representative offered me two options: I could stay overnight and fly home the next evening at 5:30 p.m., or I could rent a car, and United would reimburse me. I asked for a confirmation number or an email in regard to this promise, and the agent reassured me that it was not necessary. She transferred me directly to Hertz to make the arrangements, and said that all I needed to do was fax the car rental expense to United and I would be reimbursed. I decided to rent a car and drive home. When I sent United my bill, the company refused to pay it, saying that it’s very sorry, but it’s not United’s policy to reimburse for car rental expenses. Can you help me convince United to do the right thing? — Linda Oliver, Cheney, Kansas Answer: If United promised


that it would refund your car rental, it should have refunded the rental — regardless of its policy. According to Rule 24, Section E of United’s contract of carriage, it may, at its sole discretion, arrange for you to travel on another carrier. “United may also, at its sole discretion, and if acceptable to the passenger, arrange for the passenger to travel via ground transportation.” You followed all the correct steps, first by emailing your bill to United through its site, and then appealing its decision to one of United’s executive contacts, which I list on my website: http:// united. Unfortunately, that didn’t

SUPER QUIZ Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the Ph.D. Level. Subject: BEGINNINGS Identify the work (novel, poem or song) from its beginning. (e.g., “Call me Ishmael.” Answer: “Moby-Dick.”) FRESHMAN LEVEL 1. “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” 2. “Whose woods these are I think I know.” 3. “Is this the real life?” GRADUATE LEVEL 4. “You better not never tell nobody but God.” 5. “Let us go then, you and I.” 6. “Hello, Darkness, my old friend.” PH.D. LEVEL 7. “In the town, there were


BIRTHDAYS two mutes, and they were always together.” 8. “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone.” 9. “Well, she was just 17 — you know what I mean.” ANSWERS: 1. “1984.” 2. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” 3. “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 4. “The Color Purple.” 5. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” 6. “The Sound of Silence.” 7. “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.” 8. “Funeral Blues.” 9. “I Saw Her Standing There.” SCORING: 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15-17 points — honors graduate; 1014 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4-9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1-3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you? North America Syndicate Inc.

Former Sen. Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., is 94. Actor Ty Hardin is 86. Documentary maker Frederick Wiseman is 86. Actor Frank Langella is 78. Rock singer-musician Country Joe McDonald is 74. Writer-comedian Don Novello is 73. Actor Rick Hurst is 70. Country singer Steve Country Joe Ripley (The Tractors) is 66. Sen. Robert Menendez, D- McDonald in N.J., is 62. The head of the In- 1991. ternational Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is 60. Rapper Grandmaster Flash is 58. Actress Ren Woods is 58. Actress Dedee Pfeiffer is 52. Actress Embeth Davidtz is 50. Country singer Brian Flynn (Flynnville Train) is 50. Actor Morris Chestnut is 47. Actor Verne Troyer is 47. Elin Nordegren is 36. Actor Jonas Armstrong (Film: “Walking With the Enemy”; “Edge of Tomorrow”; TV: “Robin Hood”) is 35. Actress Eden Riegel is 35. Olympic gold medal ice dancer Meryl Davis is 29. Rock musician Noah Sierota (Echosmith) is 20. Thought for today: “A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.” — Author unknown. Associated Press











work, either. United is trying harder to fix its badly damaged relationship with customers, and this would have been an excellent opportunity to deliver on a promise. I’m disappointed that it didn’t come through for you. For future reference, it’s very unusual for an airline to pay for alternate transportation, although it’s not unprecedented. These assurances had been given to you in a phone conversation, and as you probably know, these calls are recorded for “quality assurance purposes.” All United needed to do was review the recordings, and it could figure out what was said. I contacted United on your behalf and urged it to review its records. United cut you a check for the car rental bill. Christopher Elliott is the ombudsman for National Geographic Traveler magazine and the author of “How to Be the World’s Smartest Traveler.” You can read more travel tips on his blog,, or email him at chris@ Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.


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New year a chance to set a fresh course Dear Readers: It’s 2016! A new year has arrived, bringing with it our chance for a new beginning. Today is the day we have an opportunity to discard destructive old habits for healthy new ones, and with that in mind, I will share Dear Abby’s oftenrequested list of New Year’s Resolutions — which were adapted by my late mother, Pauline Phillips, from the original credo of Al-Anon: Just For Today: I will live through this day only. I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow. I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once. I know that I can do something for 24 hours that would overwhelm me if I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just For Today: I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine. Just For Today: I will accept what is. I will face reality. I will correct those things that I can correct and accept those I cannot. Just For Today: I will improve my mind. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration. I will not be a mental loafer. Just For Today: I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable. I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I’ll not speak ill of others. I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking. Just For Today: I will refrain from improving anybody but myself. I also would like to share an item that was sent to me RIP HAYWIRE


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THE CLICKER Friday’s highlights on TV include: Prepare to be dazzled. This year’s “HGTV Dream Home” is a waterfront paradise on Merritt Island, Florida, that will offer its residents a sensational coastal experience. Viewers will have a chance to win it. 8 p.m., HGTV. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively, in “Sherlock: The Abominable




Bride.” Only now our heroes find themselves in 1890s London for this 90-minute stand-alone special that comes immersed in gothic horror. 9 p.m., PBS. “The Rap Game” is a new reality series that has music producer Jermaine Dupri working to mold five emerging hip-hop artists, ages 12 to 16. Guest mentors include Usher and Ludacris. 10 p.m., Lifetime. From Herald news services

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conspiracy was later overturned on appeal). In 1979, the United States and China held celebrations in Washington and Beijing to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In 1984, the breakup of AT&T took place as the telecommunications giant was divested of its 22 Bell System companies under terms of an antitrust agreement. In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect. In 1995, the World Trade Organization came into being, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Sweden, Finland and Austria joined the European Union. In 2014, the nation’s first legal recreational pot shops opened in Colorado at 8 a.m. Mountain time. In 2006, President George W. Bush strongly defended his domestic spying program, calling it legal as well as vital to thwarting terrorist attacks. The Medicare prescription drug plan went into effect. American teenager Farris Hassan, who’d traveled alone to Iraq to experience the lives of its people, returned home to Florida after three weeks in the Middle East. New England’s Doug Flutie converted the NFL’s first successful drop kick in 64 years during a 28-26 loss to Miami. Associated Press

2015: More diverse, a lot more naked By Robin Givhan The Washington Post

As 2015 recedes into the distance, it’s easier to get a full-length, wide-angle view of the year’s fashion in all of its lace-trim, Yeezy Boost, technical cashmerefilled Instagrams. What were the events that resonated? What did they mean? And did we look good as it was all unfolding? The lack of diversity — both on the catwalk and in glass-walled offices — has been one of fashion’s most enduring troubles. From whitewashed runways to models in blackface, fashion just can’t seem to get the race thing right. But few new models had as good a year as Lineisy Montero, the young black woman from the Dominican Republic with the impressive pout, high cheekbones and close-cropped Afro. She marched down the runway for influential design houses such as Prada, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs. And she co-starred in advertising campaigns for Prada. In 2015, the runways, magazines and lucrative advertising campaigns looked more representative of the population as a whole than they have in many years. Credit for this progress belongs to activist Bethann Hardison, who along with models Naomi Campbell and Iman have been doling out tough love — and a bit of public shaming — to an industry that prides itself on being open-minded but still couldn’t envision a black model wearing its fancy clothes. Folks didn’t quite understand that loving Beyoncé, Rihanna and “Empire” did not absolve it of

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Friday, Jan. 1, the first day of leap year 2016. There are 365 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states shall be “forever free.” On this date: In 1660, Englishman Samuel Pepys began keeping his famous diary. In 1913, the U.S. Parcel Post system went into operation. In 1935, The Associated Press inaugurated Wirephoto, the first successful service for transmitting photographs by wire to member newspapers. In 1945, France was admitted to the United Nations. In 1953, country singer Hank Williams Sr., 29, was discovered dead in the back seat of his car during a stop in Oak Hill, West Virginia, while he was being driven to a concert date in Canton, Ohio. In 1959, Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries overthrew Cuban leader Fulgencio Batista, who fled to the Dominican Republic. In 1975, a jury in Washington found Nixon administration officials John N. Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman and Robert C. Mardian guilty of charges related to the Watergate cover-up (Mardian’s conviction for



Model Lineisy Montero stars in the Prada Resort 2016 advertising campaign.

racist behavior. While it is far too soon to declare racial parity within the fashion industry, it’s worth noting that there’s at least a baker’s dozen of black models who have been booking big jobs this year and making waves, and that’s a significant uptick in an industry that only a few years ago barely had more than one or two models of color on the runways during an entire season of shows. This year seemed more inclusive, not only because of the racial diversity but also because of the variations in the look of those models. They were both fair-skinned and dark, and some of them even wore their hair in short Afros, including on the Victoria’s Secret runway, which in fashion counts as practically subversive. Celebrities — those walking billboards, those golden hangers — also benefited from fashion’s wider embrace. Rihanna starred in Christian Dior’s advertising campaign; the first time the French house cast a black woman in the lead role. There was diversity on the menswear side of the aisle as well, where athletes such as Victor Cruz, Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook exploited their love for fashion and their influence over regular Joes. Wade and Cruz were “ambassadors” at New York’s menswear shows; Westbrook collaborated with True Religion. The upper echelons of retail, press and design changed, too, but only slightly. Black entrepreneurs have typically been missing from the ranks of boy wonder designers who benefit from industry buzz

as well as financing. People of color have little voice in the executive ranks of retailers where decisions are made about which new brands to promote or which up-and-coming designers to nurture. And the small coterie of editorsin-chief and creative directors who help shape the culture’s definition of beauty and sex appeal is especially difficult to infiltrate. These are rarefied positions that don’t routinely open up, but when they do, the short list is startlingly homogeneous. But this year, Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow, the duo behind Public School, took over the design reins at DKNY — the remnants of the once-great American fashion brand founded by Donna Karan. Osborne is of Jamaican descent. Chow’s background is Chinese. After more than a decade without a fashion director, Saks Fifth Avenue named Roopal Patel, who is Indian-American, to the position. And this summer, W magazine ran an especially bold and sophisticated fashion spread featuring only black models, which was styled by its fashion director Edward Enninful, who is also black. None of these accomplishments came with much fanfare for what they signified for diversity within the industry. And perhaps, that is for the better. To still be noting various racial landmarks in the 21st century is exasperating. But what they did prove is that fashion looks better, smarter and more relevant when it is as diverse as the society it serves. Fashion moved forward; but it also tumbled back, not in any new way, but in the old familiar ones. For the third time since 2013, Alexander McQueen is facing accusations of racial discrimination. The latest lawsuit was filed this month by two black employees at the brand’s Madison Avenue store in New York. It is an issue that other fashion companies — Barneys New York, Ralph Lauren — have grappled with in the past. High-end fashion is built on an image of exclusivity and it can be a quick slide into discrimination if managers are uninformed, uneducated, insecure or simply steeped in their own personal prejudice. Fashion continues to have its many ugly sides. This year, it also struggled mightily with the increasing speed of the business cycle and seriously began to ask whether that amped-up pace serves the consumer. As the business demands collided with the volatility of creativity,

there were high-profile departures and firings from Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Gucci, Donna Karan and Lanvin. In September, Givenchy opened its New York fashion show to the public, and the public watched in silent, appreciative reverence. That success has Seventh Avenue researching whether shows should be even more consumerfocused. Instead of giving retailers and editors a peek at frocks six months before they arrive in stores, perhaps runway shows should be tempting consumers with garments they can buy right now. If there was any trend that defined the season it was genderless dressing. Gucci’s new creative director Alessandro Michele emerged as fashion’s critical darling, the man who gave the world horsebit loafers lined in kangaroo fur and who made the case for men in lace and pussy bow blouses. His work touched a nerve because it arrived just as the cultural conversation was adjusting to a new understanding of gender as being on a continuum. Caitlyn Jenner made that clear in her coming out story in Vanity Fair. The world applauded how glamorous this transgender woman looked in her old Hollywood lingerie, which made one wonder what the reception might have been if she’d looked dumpy and old. Fashion helps us tell our personal stories. It’s a celebration of creativity and ultimately allows us to project the public persona of our desires. This year, men looked especially good. Women? Meh. Men’s fashion, which once changed one mincing step at a time, is transforming by leaps. There’s a wealth of new colors, patterns and fabrics. There are singular melodies and refreshing mash-ups: slim suit-wearing hipsters, gender-blurring dandies, athleisure-wearing urbanites, artsy-Goths, bespoke gentlemen, grunge rockers. A lot of men have dabbled in fashion; others have done a deep dive. But on the whole, men looked stylish because they explored themes instead of simply purchasing an “it” item. Women bought into runway trends like nouveau grunge; they wore their Ann Taylor dresses and their yoga pants. They turned up on the red carpet in fishnet and spangles. Men dressed for occasions. Women undressed. And the men won. This year, men sallied forth looking swell. And the fashion conversation got a whole lot more interesting.



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Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s “Doorway to Magic”: 1 and 4 p.m. Jan. 17, $17 to $67 X-treme International Ice Racing: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, $8 to $30 Harlem Globetrotters: 2 p.m. Feb. 14, $20 to $125 BritBeat: 7 p.m. March 13, $32 Tickets at or 866-332-8499 or the box office at 2000 Hewitt Ave.

EDMONDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS Pink Martini featuring Storm Large: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, $69 to $79 Cascade Symphony Orchestra presents “Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto”: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, $10 to $27 Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, $29 to $39 Travis Tritt: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28, $49 to $59 Edmonds Comedy Night IX: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30, $25 and $55 A Taste of The Taste: 6 p.m. Jan. 31, $30 to $40 Tickets at or 425-2759595.

HISTORIC EVERETT THEATRE Blues Night with Patti Allen, Monster Road and Michelle Taylor: 8 p.m. Jan. 9, $20 Heart by Heart: 8 p.m. Jan. 16, $15 to $30

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Mardi Gras Night with New Orleans Suspects: 7 p.m. Jan. 30, $27 to $40


Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes of Pink Martini pose for a photo in 2004. The Portland, Oregon-based combo is set to perform Jan. 14 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. at 425-258-6766 or online at ticket-window or

through Jan. 3, $29 to $138, 5th Avenue Theatre, www.5thavenue. org.


“The Book of Mormon”: Through Jan. 10, $47.50 to $191.75, Paramount Theatre,

Annual music festival is Aug. 11 through 14 in Darrington. Fourday festival pass at discount of $150, on sale until Jan. 5,

TULALIP RESORT CASINO Rock Ballad Ball: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, dinner and show by tribute bands Aeromyth and Appetite for Deception, $75 Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000 or

VILLAGE THEATRE My Fair Lady: Jan. 8 through 31, $41 to $68

Patti Smith: 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 5, Moore Theatre, Pink Martini: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, $32 to $69, Mount Baker Theatre, Chase Rice: 8 p.m. Jan. 22, $39.50, Paramount Theatre, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band: 8 p.m. Jan. 24, $42, Moore Theatre, “Stomp”: Jan. 26 through 31, $39.50 to $53.50, Moore Theatre, AC/DC: Feb. 2, Tacoma Dome,

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Black Sabbath: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6, $35 to $150, Tacoma Dome,

Atlanta Rhythm Section with Medicine Hat: 8 p.m. Feb. 6, $35 to $45


Brad Paisley: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, $25 to $65, Tacoma Dome,

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Justin Bieber: 7:30 p.m. March

9, $46.50 to $122, KeyArena, David Crosby: 8 p.m. March 15, $65.50, Neptune, Yonder Mountain String Band: 8 p.m. March 17, $34.50, Neptune, Seth MacFarlane with Seattle Symphony: 8 p.m. April 8, $35 to $105, Benaroya Hall, Adele: 7:30 p.m. July 25 and 26, $35.50 to $145.50, KeyArena, Also, July 20 and 21 at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, B.C.

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Remembering 11 people, big stars and bit players, who left behind indelible movie memories

The dearly departed Leonard Nimoy.



ne of the finest bits at the annual Academy Awards ceremony is the montage of movie folk who have died in the previous year. These days, the Oscars don’t do a great job of honoring film history (the honorary lifetime awards aren’t even given during the show itself), so it’s a chance to remember, briefly, the past. Let’s not wait for the Oscars. Instead, here are appreciations of actors and actresses who left us this year — some famous, some not so much. Each played a role in the great, mad panorama of the movies. Maureen O’Hara. Perhaps the most famous image of this red-haired, Irish-born actress is the moment she’s drawn into a tempestuous kiss with John Wayne (her frequent co-star) in “The Quiet Man.” For something to be remembered by, that’s pretty awesome. Blessed with fierce bone structure and a will to match, O’Hara was a strong presence, from her early appearances in “Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “How Green Was My Valley” to later matronly roles. In “Miracle on 34th Street,” the holiday perennial, her gradually melting skeptic is a study

ROBERT HORTON in professionalism. Leonard Nimoy. Although he proved himself a steady hand at directing, here’s an example of someone known almost entirely for a single role. And yet the cultural impact of “Star Trek” was unique enough that the outpouring of warmth at his death was completely understandable. And he really was terrific as Mr. Spock — cerebral, dignified, but always knowing where the joke was. Incidentally, he’s cleverly cast in the 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” and he also made music. You say you haven’t heard Leonard Nimoy sing “Proud Mary”? Oh, have you got a treat in store…. Omar Sharif. A star in Egyptian movies, Sharif became internationally famous in two films by David Lean: “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago.” Hard act to follow, but Sharif knocked

Maureen O’Hara.


Omar Sharif.

around as a leading man for a long time. He also gambled away lots of money, raised racehorses, and had a newspaper column about how to play bridge. (Take that, James Franco.) How is it possible he never played a James Bond villain? Louis Jourdan. He actually did play a Bond villain,


gloriously, in “Octopussy.” Before that, Jourdan was an elegant aristocrat on screen: The caddish lover in “Letter from an Unknown Woman” and the wealthy playboy in “Gigi.” He must’ve had a sense of humor to go with the sophisticated French style, because he also did two “Swamp Thing” pictures. Jean Darling and Dickie Moore. Two members of the “Our Gang” (aka “Little Rascals”) short comedies, movies that have delighted many generations of kids since the 1920s. I met Dick Moore at the 2004 Port Townsend Film Festival — a completely lovely guy — and was fascinated to hear how he had interviewed many former child stars in order to convey the difficulties young actors had after their stardom faded. (His book on the subject is called “Twinkle,

Twinkle, Little Star.”) George “Foghorn” Winslow. Speaking of child actors, Winslow had a brief, youthful career based on his low, frog-like voice and deadpan delivery. He’s hilarious in “Gentleman Prefer Blondes,” telling Marilyn Monroe she has “a lot of animal magnetism.” His stardom was brief and he disappeared into private life. Fifteen years ago I was at a press screening in Seattle when a man came up and introduced himself as George Winslow, telling tales of working with Monroe and Cary Grant. I never did figure out whether it was really him; his voice had changed. Rod Taylor. The Australian-born star of “The Time Machine” and “The Birds” had a rugged believability. He was the kind of actor who projected cool because you had the feeling he didn’t particularly care about acting. Taylor lasted long enough to be in a Tarantino movie — he played Winston Churchill in “Inglourious Basterds.” Setsuko Hara. This actress hadn’t made a movie since 1962, but was revered by lovers of Japanese film. She has a heartbreaking role in “Tokyo Story,” one of those titles that ends up on lists of 10 Best Films Ever Made when critics vote on such things. Her quietly heroic style of acting involved maintaining a brave face through all manner of adversity. Christopher Lee. It’s probably impossible to get an accurate count of

how many movies and TV shows this tall, stentorian actor did. He was splendidly villainous in most of them, playing Dracula (multiple times for Hammer Films), Saruman (“The Lord of the Rings”), and Count Dooku (the “Star Wars” saga). And yup, Lee played a Bond adversary: “The Man with the Golden Gun.” But also check out his turn as Mycroft Holmes, the intellectual equal (if not superior) of his brother Sherlock, in “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.” Lizabeth Scott. Do you like film noir? Then you know Ms. Scott, a throaty blonde with a knack for trouble. See her in “Pitfall,” where instead of playing a femme fatale she gives a real human dimension to a woman trapped in a man’s world. Scott did a pretty good Elvis picture (“Loving You”), but dropped out of Hollywood decades before she died. Roddy Piper. His fame was in the preposterous world of professional wrestling, but in one single movie, this guy was ideal. John Carpenter’s “They Live” is a look at what happens when a regular schlub suddenly (thanks to some sci-fi sunglasses) sees the world the way it really is. Piper was just right for the B-movie approach — a more talented actor wouldn’t have worked. “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass,” he declares in the film’s most famous line, “and I’m all out of bubblegum.” Nailed it.

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A conversation about the ‘Star Wars’ phenomenon A By Steven Zeitchik and Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times

We’re just a few days into the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” juggernaut — somehow it feels like a lot longer than that — and there have been few signs of it slowing down. J.J. Abrams’ film drew huge crowds over the Christmas weekend and will continue to attract audiences clear into January. By now it seems a given that it will take in more dollars, both at home and abroad, than any movie not directed by James Cameron. And it would hardly be surprising if it eventually catches “Titanic” and “Avatar” too. It seems, then, like an

apt moment to step back and, after all the initial excitement (some might call it relief) surrounding “The Force Awakens,” examine aspects of the movie’s popularity. The Times’ Josh Rottenberg and Steven Zeitchik — the former a longtime devotee of “Star Wars,” the latter a more casual fan — had an extended conversation over phone and email about the series, sussing out the cultural legacy of and reactions to the new film, the larger context of franchise revivals and where “Star Wars” goes from here. Here is a greatly abridged excerpt from their exchange: SZ: This has been as strange a holiday period in moviegoing as I can recall.

The blockbuster era has given us big movies and massive sensations for a while now. But you can count on one hand the kind of universal embrace that has bear-hugged “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” And the fact that it’s all happening for a sequel, and a sequel whose last good movie came out (at least) 32 years ago, is pretty remarkable. JR: It is pretty remarkable that in a world that’s so fragmented, in which everybody can walk around in their own personal taste bubble, there is so much agreement on this. Obviously there are people who don’t care at all about “Star Wars,” and there are people who don’t love the movie for totally valid reasons. But






to a large extent, we haven’t had a moment when we’ve all been on the same popculture page like this for a while. SZ: It’s funny, I heard someone say something similar about “Hamilton” — basically, that it’s a great unifier — and I couldn’t help wondering about the two phenomena in relation to one another. Far fewer people have seen “Hamilton” than “Star Wars,” and the two certainly achieve that goal in very different ways — one is radically reinventing a form and the other is hewing very closely to it. But they’re both these anomalies, transcending race, gender and class. Of course, as with all things widely loved, the question begs to be asked — will a backlash brew? It seems almost inevitable when there’s this much praise for anything. So far there have been only a few critics who’ve registered a more skeptical tone — our own Kenneth Turan, the Salon writer Andrew O’Hehir, the influential blogger Devin Faraci — but for the most part even critics have expressed their love. The movie has a 94 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes — that means it’s more loved (or at least less critically divisive) than “Bridge of Spies” or “Son of Saul.” That’s a pretty significant statement. JR: If you look at it cynically you might say people are getting caught up in this huge wave of hype, or critics are going easy on the movie out of a fear of looking even more irrelevant than some might already feel. But you also have to look at what the movie had to do: It had to hark back to the past and move forward simultaneously. It had to feel like 1977 and 2015 at the same time. That’s not an easy thing to

pull off. SZ: Just as we were about to post this our colleague Michael Hiltzik wrote perhaps the most notable contrarian piece to date on “The Force Awakens” in which, among his larger criticism of the film putting commerce over art, he essentially called out the movie-journalist establishment for not being more skeptical — he noted those few who “braved the intimidating weight of ‘Star Wars: the Phenomenon.’ “ I think it’s indeed telling that the most backlash-y voice thus far has come from pretty far outside the ranks of film commentators. The criticism he makes — and that he calls out the others for not making sufficiently loud — involves the repetition question, that the movie contains basically updated versions of the Death Star and Darth Vader and R2D2 and other elements of the original trilogy. As a casual fan this probably bothers me both more and less than it does the hard-core devotee — more because I’m not as willing to give the retreads a pass on the sheer basis of nostalgia, less because it’s not like these ideas were so front of mind in the first place. On balance, though, it’s hard for someone like me, who’s not a hard-core fan, to get entirely past it. A friend emailed me shortly after seeing the movie on opening night that all the familiar ideas and scenes “felt good,” almost as though the movie’s main purpose was to scratch an itch. And I remember thinking ‘that’s great for him and all the others who have that need. But it doesn’t make an overwhelming argument for the film itself.” JR: There’s no question “The Force Awakens” draws pretty liberally from

a grab bag of tropes from the original trilogy — the movie sometimes feels like a cover band doing “Star Wars’ “ greatest hits. But I also think the argument that the movie is an overly cautious carbon copy of “A New Hope” doesn’t give it as much credit as it deserves. Abrams opened up the “Star Wars” universe in an unprecedented and important way through the breadth of his casting, which is no small thing. And he and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan came up with some interesting twists on familiar “Star Wars” archetypes, whether it’s John Boyega’s morally conflicted Stormtrooper Finn or Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, who is more like a misguided, screwed-up school shooter than a one-dimensional embodiment of pure villainy. The fact is, “Star Wars” is not a vast, open-ended cinematic universe. It is — and has always been — a single story of good and evil centered around a single family and animated by a single all-encompassing spiritual system. While a larger expanded universe has developed outside of the films, “Star Wars” on the big screen is not as unbounded and infinitely renewable as something like “Star Trek.” Unlike the James Bond series, you can’t just toss in a fresh villain each time out. Unlike a superhero franchise, you can’t cross-pollinate it with characters from adjacent fictional worlds. If you just look at the titles of the first two sequels — “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi” — you can see that from the start the story was already looping back on itself. For better or worse, some amount of repetition is just baked in.

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Acting, floristry shine in Basque-language movie By Robert Horton Herald Movie Critic

“Flowers” is the official entry from Spain for this year’s Academy Awards, and while it didn’t make the final cut of semifinalists, it did make a little history. This is the first time Spain has chosen to submit a film with Basque dialogue, the language spoken by a minority of the country’s citizens. So it’s an interesting movie to listen to. And to look at: “Flowers” is very carefully shot, as befits a film that frequently focuses on artfully arranged bouquets of flowers. The movie looks at the lives of some apparently un-extraordinary people. First we meet Ane (Nagore

In “Flowers,“ a woman‘s life is brightened by the flowers that mysteriously arrive at her apartment once a week.

Aranburu), a woman whose air of disappointment is matched by her humdrum marriage. Her life is brightened, and made mysterious, by the fact that flowers begin arriving at her apartment, once a week. There’s no note, and no way to identify the sender — a fact that

annoys her husband. Ane works at a construction company, where one of her co-workers is a crane operator, Benat (Josean Bengoetxea). We look into his life, where his dour wife Lourdes (Itziar Ituno) seems to be in a state of war with his perpetually disapproving

mother (Itziar Aizpuru). The movie shifts its focus when death strikes this group of characters. Ane’s flowers stop arriving, and she sets out to learn — secretly, because there’s no way to explain this to the husband — who the sender might have been. It sounds somber, and it is. The co-directors, Jon Garano and Jose Mari Goenaga, establish a quiet mood from the very first moments, and sustain it all the way through. They’re so controlled in their style that the film gets almost claustrophobic at times. But they break up the monotony by punctuating scenes with close-ups of the flower bouquets — those bursts of vibrant

“Flowers” ★★★ The lives of some distinctly un-extraordinary people are connected by an unknown person’s habit of sending bouquets of flowers. This quiet, somber film (Spain’s official Oscar submission) does a nice job of showing how people avoid their own problems by what might be and what might have been. In Basque, with English subtitles. Rating: Not rated; probably PG-13 for subject matter Showing: Grand Illusion theater color seem to be reminding the characters of the vivid life they’re missing. And that’s what finally makes the movie worth seeing (along with the talented cast of unusual, offbeat actors). We get a strong sense of how these people are avoiding

dealing with their own problems by fantasizing about what might be, or what might have been. The flowers bind that idea together in a visual way. They don’t give Oscars for floristry, but if they did, this movie would win in a walk.


Totally random 2015 movie awards Chicago Tribune

Weirdest vocal performance: Blake Lively in “The Age of Adaline.” Don’t try talking like you’re very old. Just don’t. Runner-up: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in “The Walk. His French was good. His English with a French accent, not so much. Proof that Peter Pan movies need to stop: “Pan.” If this doesn’t shut it down, I don’t know what will. Best use of Channing Tatum: “Magic Mike XXL.” The movie’s great; give it a chance. Worst use of Channing Tatum: “Jupiter Ascending.” There is so much wrong with this movie and his (part-dog) character and just everything here. Best movie being

talked about everywhere: “Spotlight.” My No. 2 of the year. Might win Best Picture. I hope it does. Worst Julianne Moore movie: “Freeheld.” Would not have expected this to win the title. Runner-up: “Seventh Son.” Yep, this looked much worse. And was still very bad. More proof that Kristen Stewart is talented and you need to stop complaining about her: “Clouds of Sils Maria.” Watch it and you’ll see. Movie I can’t believe I loved: “The Last Five Years.” It’s a musical. Normally that is a problem. Movie that was exactly as bad as everyone expected: “Entourage.” Actually, it was worse. Most undeserved failure: “We Are Your Friends.”

I liked it. Did you? Stars you didn’t think could be bad together: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. You didn’t see “Serena,” and you shouldn’t. They’re better in “Joy,” but that’s not good either. Rough. Movie that made me cry: “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” Hadn’t happened in decades, so kind of a big deal.

Star finally getting the attention she deserves: Brie Larson. “Room” is good. She’s incredible in it. Star who deserves more attention for an underrated performance: Jason Segel. Please catch up with “The End of the Tour.” You won’t regret it. Best guitar playing: “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Like there was any doubt.






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MOVIE TIMES SNOHOMISH COUNTY Alderwood, 425-776-3535 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) 11:40-2:00-4:30-7:009:20 Concussion (PG-13) 11:30-12:253:20-6:30-9:30 The Good Dinosaur (PG) 11:55-2:204:45-7:10 The Hateful Eight (R) 11:20-2:303:00-6:10-6:40-9:50-10:20 Point Break (PG-13) 2:10-7:40 Point Break 3D (PG-13) 11:25-5:0010:30 Sisters (R) 12:10-3:40-7:20-9:4010:10 Alderwood Mall, 888-262-4386 The Big Short (R) 9:10-12:20-3:407:20-10:40 Creed (PG-13) 4:40-7:55-10:55 Daddy’s Home (PG-13) 9:20-10:4012:00-1:20-2:30-4:10-5:10-6:407:40-9:20-10:15 The Danish Girl (R) 10:10-1:10-4:107:10-10:10 The Himalayas (Not Rated) 11:002:10-5:20-8:20-11:15 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (PG-13) 11:20-2:40-6:20-9:30 In the Heart of the Sea (PG-13) 10:20-1:40 Joy (PG-13) 9:50-10:50-12:50-1:503:50-4:50-6:50-7:50-9:50-10:50 The Peanuts Movie (G) 11:10-1:454:15 Spectre (PG-13) 6:50-10:15 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) 9:30-11:30-12:00-1:003:00-3:30-4:30-6:30-7:00-8:0010:00-10:30 Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) 9:0012:30-4:00-7:30-11:00 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D (PG-13) 10:00-10:30-1:30-2:005:00-5:30-8:30-9:00 Cinebarre Mountlake Terrace, 425-672-7501 The Big Short (R) 12:25-3:30-7:0010:00 Concussion (PG-13) 12:50-3:457:35-10:35 Daddy’s Home (PG-13) 1:10-4:057:45-10:20 Joy (PG-13) 12:45-3:40-7:10-10:10 Point Break (PG-13) 1:05-7:40 Point Break 3D (PG-13) 4:00-10:40 Sisters (R) 1:00-3:50-7:15-10:05 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG13) 3:50-7:10-10:00 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D (PG-13) 12:00-12:30-3:20-6:4010:30 Edmonds Theater, 425-7784554 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG13) 4:00-7:00 Everett Stadium, 425-353-3505 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) 9:15-11:30-2:00-4:206:35-8:50

The Big Short (R) 9:30-12:40-3:406:45-9:45 Concussion (PG-13) 9:50-1:00-4:007:00-9:55 Daddy’s Home (PG-13) 9:10-9:4011:40-12:10-2:10-2:50-4:50-5:207:20-7:50-9:50-10:20 The Good Dinosaur (PG) 9:20-11:202:20 The Hateful Eight (R) 11:00-2:406:20-10:10 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (PG-13) 11:50-3:00-6:10-9:20 Joy (PG-13) 10:10-11:10-1:10-4:107:05-7:40-10:05 Krampus (PG-13) 5:00-10:35 Point Break (PG-13) 1:40-7:30 Point Break 3D (PG-13) 10:50-4:3010:15 Sisters (R) 9:25-12:20-3:10-6:00-9:00 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG13) 12:30-1:50-2:30-3:50-5:507:10-9:10-10:00-10:30 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D (PG-13) 9:00-10:00-10:30-12:001:20-3:20-4:40-5:10-6:40-8:008:30-11:10 Galaxy Monroe, 360-863-0909 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) 11:55-2:35-5:00-7:259:50 The Big Short (R) 10:00-1:00-3:557:00-10:10 Concussion (PG-13) 10:00-1:003:50-6:45-9:50 Daddy’s Home (PG-13) 11:40-2:255:00-7:35-10:10 The Hateful Eight (R) 12:00-4:008:00 Joy (PG-13) 10:10-1:05-4:00-7:1510:20 Point Break (PG-13) 10:45-1:407:30-10:25 Point Break 3D (PG-13) 4:45 Sisters (R) 10:15-1:15-4:15-7:1510:15 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) 10:30-10:30-11:00-11:302:00-2:00-2:30-3:00-5:30-5:306:00-6:30-9:00-9:00-9:30-10:00 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D (PG-13) 12:00-3:30-7:00-10:30 Marysville, 360-659-1009 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) 10:45-1:30-4:10-6:509:30 The Big Short (R) 12:00-3:10-6:209:30 Concussion (PG-13) 9:30-12:203:30-6:50-9:50 Daddy’s Home (PG-13) 10:45-2:005:00-7:20-7:40-9:55-10:15 The Good Dinosaur (PG) 10:101:00-4:00 The Hateful Eight (R) 10:20-2:106:10-10:00 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (PG-13) 12:10-3:10-6:30-9:40 Joy (PG-13) 9:45-1:10-4:20-7:3010:30 Point Break (PG-13) 1:40-7:50 Point Break 3D (PG-13) 10:15-4:50-


Will Ferrell plays a well-meaning but clueless dad in “Daddy’s Home,” the No. 1 movie at last weekend’s box office that isn’t “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” 10:40 Sisters (R) 9:15-12:45-3:40-7:0010:10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG13) 10:00-1:50-3:50-7:10-10:00 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D (PG-13) 9:00-10:30-12:00-12:301:20-3:20-4:40-5:10-6:40-8:008:30-10:30 Stanwood Cinemas, 360-6290514 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) 1:10-4:00 Concussion (PG-13) 12:50-3:406:40-9:30 The Hateful Eight (R) 12:30-3:206:20-9:20 Sisters (R) 6:50-9:40 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG13) 12:40-1:00-3:50-6:45-9:35 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D (PG-13) 3:30-6:30

KING COUNTY Crest Cinema, 206-781-5755 Goosebumps (PG) 2:00-4:10 The Intern (PG-13) 1:30-4:20-7:009:30 The Martian (PG-13) 1:15-6:45-9:40 The Martian 3D (PG-13) 4:30-7:30 Room (R) 1:45-4:45-7:15-9:50 Guild 45th, 206-781-5755 Carol (R) 1:45-4:30-7:15-9:45 Trumbo (R) 4:15-9:40 Youth (R) 1:30-7:00 Meridian, 206-223-9600 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) 10:30-12:50-3:20-5:408:00 The Big Short (R) 10:20-12:10-1:203:10-4:20-6:10-7:20-9:10-10:20 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (PG-13) 11:45-2:45-5:45-8:45 In the Heart of the Sea (PG-13)

4:50-10:20 Joy (PG-13) 10:10-11:50-1:10-2:504:10-5:50-7:15-9:00-10:10 The Martian (PG-13) 11:40-2:509:15 Spectre (PG-13) 12:20-3:30-6:5010:05 Spotlight (R) 12:15-3:15-6:15-9:30 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG13) 10:00-11:00-1:50-3:50-6:007:10-8:50-10:00 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D (PG-13) 10:30-11:20-12:00-12:301:20-2:15-2:40-3:20-4:40-5:105:30-6:40-8:00-8:30-9:20-10:30 Youth (R) 11:00 Oak Tree, 206-527-1748 Brooklyn (PG-13) 10:45-1:30-4:257:10 Creed (PG-13) 9:45 The Danish Girl (R) 10:20-1:20-4:107:20-10:05 Joy (PG-13) 10:15-1:05-4:00-7:009:50 The Martian (PG-13) 10:25-1:156:55 The Martian 3D (PG-13) 4:30-10:15 Point Break (PG-13) 10:35-4:1510:10 Point Break 3D (PG-13) 1:35-7:40 Spotlight (R) 10:40-1:40-4:35-7:3010:20 Pacific Place, 888-262-4386 Brooklyn (PG-13) 10:45-1:20-4:006:45 Concussion (PG-13) 11:10-2:004:50-7:40-10:30 Creed (PG-13) 10:30-1:30-4:25-7:3010:30 Daddy’s Home (PG-13) 11:30-2:004:30-7:10-9:55 The Good Dinosaur (PG) 10:40-12:40 The Hateful Eight (R) 10:25-11:0012:30-3:00-4:15-7:00-8:10-9:2010:45

Mojin: The Lost Legend (Not Rated) 2:00-5:00-8:00-10:40 Mr. Six (Not Rated) 1:10-4:15-7:2510:30 Point Break (PG-13) 11:15-1:55-7:15 Point Break 3D (PG-13) 4:35-9:25 Sisters (R) 11:25-2:15-3:20-5:006:25-7:50-9:35-10:40 Seven Gables, 206-781-5755 Mustang (PG-13) 2:30-4:45-7:009:15 Sundance Cinemas Seattle, 206-633-0059 Schedule not provided by theater; call theater for movies and times. Thornton Place Stadium 14 + Imax, 206-517-9953 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) 9:20-1:10-2:40-4:10 The Big Short (R) 9:10-12:10-3:106:10-7:00-9:50-11:20 Concussion (PG-13) 11:20-4:306:00-10:30 Daddy’s Home (PG-13) 9:10-10:402:10-3:30-4:20-6:00-8:50 The Good Dinosaur (PG) 10:0012:10-2:40 The Hateful Eight (R) 9:30-11:4012:30-3:20-6:30-8:10-8:40-9:1010:20-11:50 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (PG-13) 11:40-2:50-6:40-11:40 In the Heart of the Sea (PG-13) 9:00 Sisters (R) 11:50-5:00-7:50-10:40 Spectre (PG-13) 7:20-10:20 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) 9:20-10:40-11:30-12:301:10-1:50-2:50-3:50-5:00-6:007:10-9:10-10:00 Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) 10:00-1:20-4:40-8:00-11:20 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D (PG-13) 9:10-12:00-3:20-5:106:40-8:30-9:50

Varsity, 206-781-5755 Woodinville, 425-482-6538 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) 10:45-1:15-4:00-7:209:45 The Big Short (R) 9:50-12:40-3:457:20-10:20 Concussion (PG-13) 10:00-1:004:00-7:00-9:50 Daddy’s Home (PG-13) 11:30-2:004:20-7:15-10:00 The Good Dinosaur (PG) 10:1512:50-3:30 The Hateful Eight (R) 9:50-12:003:30-6:30-9:15 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (PG-13) 6:00-9:45 Joy (PG-13) 10:45-1:40-4:40-7:3010:30 Point Break (PG-13) 1:45-7:00 Point Break 3D (PG-13) 4:20-10:00 Sisters (R) 10:30-1:30-4:10-7:1010:20 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG13) 11:00-12:15-2:30-3:45-5:457:00-9:00-10:15 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D (PG-13) 10:00-1:15-4:30-8:00

SKAGIT AND ISLAND COUNTIES Blue Fox Drive-In, 360-675-5667 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) 7:00 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) Cascade Mall, 360-707-2727 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (PG) 10:10-11:50-1:40-4:206:40-10:10 The Big Short (R) 10:30-12:20-3:207:05-10:30 Concussion (PG-13) 10:30-1:254:20-7:20-10:20 Daddy’s Home (PG-13) 9:50-12:303:00-5:50-8:20-10:50 The Good Dinosaur (PG) 9:30 The Hateful Eight (R) 9:40-1:10-2:106:30-8:00-9:00 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (PG-13) 1:50-5:20-8:30 Joy (PG-13) 10:00-1:00-4:00-7:009:50 Point Break (PG-13) 11:10-4:5010:30 Point Break 3D (PG-13) 2:00-7:45 Sisters (R) 9:45-12:40-3:40-6:30-9:40 Spotlight (R) 10:00-5:00 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG13) 10:15-11:00-1:30-2:30-5:005:45-8:15-9:00 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D (PG-13) 9:30-12:00-12:50-3:304:10-6:45-7:30-10:00-11:00 The Clyde, 360-221-5525 Creed (PG-13) 2:00-7:30 Lincoln Theater, 360-336-2858 Steve Jobs (R) 7:30 Oak Harbor Plaza, 360-2792226 Schedule not provided by theater; call theater for movies and times.


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Boiling Point sure to fire up fans of hot Asian soup On my first visit to Boiling Point in Edmonds, I ordered Korean kimchi. I found it delectable. Just staring into the warm fog steaming up from the plate was a savory experience in itself. And the sliced pork was a tad rare, so I watched it simmer away — isn’t that the, er, point? Then I got to eating. The food was tasty, salty and protein-rich. I slurped away. My chopsticks shoveled up meat and vermicelli noodles, clams, fish balls and tofu. An egg floated on top along with other soon-to-be-savored objects. The meal wasn’t without challenges for this Boiling Point newcomer. The bowl’s contents got hotter as the gas flame underneath flickered away. I worried I might be in for a trip to the emergency department at nearby Swedish Edmonds hospital if I didn’t improve my technique. But how? With each bite so appealing, I couldn’t exactly stop. I scanned the table in search of solutions. Perhaps I could

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Boiling Point: More than a catchy name, it describes what arrives on your plate at this chain of Taiwanese soup restaurants. Soups come in a hefty bowl. Servers light a flame underneath, keeping the contents at a hot spring-like churn. A feast cooks before your eyes. Hence the motto: Mini wok on a box, that’s Boiling Point. Boiling Point had a soft opening at its Edmonds location in May, with a grand opening in July. It’s the chain’s 17th restaurant. Patrons walk into THE building at the busy intersection of Highway 99 and 220th Street SW to a clean interior with a sleek, minimalist appeal. The menu is orderly. It lists 10 dishes: a seafood and tofu soup, and other choices featuring lamb, beef, curry fishballs or tomato and vegetables. Further options are prepared in Taiwanese, Thai and Japanese styles. GOURMET BURGERS! WRAPS! SALADS!

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ladle the contents into the smaller rice bowl that came with the soup? That felt awkward. Peering under my bowl, the onoff switch I hoped to find by the flame didn’t exist. A waitress must have noticed my distress. She offered to put out the flame by tapping it with a small metal plate. Problem solved. I’ll remember that for next time. The temperature travail wasn’t my only blooper. I also struggled with the plastic covering on the iced green tea that came with the meal (there’s also a choice of black tea). How do you peel off this dang thing? Again, a waitress to the rescue. It doesn’t peel off — you pierce the plastic with a straw. Oh. A nod is due to the patient staff who must have found my inexperience amusing, but didn’t let on. My boss, who is from California and wiser in the ways of Asian soup restaurants than I, suggested a return trip to try something more adventurous: the House Special.





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This dish may be best left to more adventurous palates. Ingredients include pork intestine, pork blood cake, fermented tofu (known as “stinky tofu”), quail egg, kamaboko (a type of cured fish paste), clam and enoki mushroom, along with a few veggies. Spiciness is measured from zero to four chili peppers, with four described as “flaming spicy.” I ordered three and survived the first meal. When I ordered two, on the return trip, I craved more heat but found the desired additives on my table. The first Boiling Point opened in Hacienda Heights, California, in 2004. A dozen locations are now open in Southern California. The first outside the Golden State opened in Seattle in 2008. Other Washington Boiling Point restaurants are in Bellevue and Redmond. They have expanded to British Columbia, too. Most dishes cost $11.99 for lunch, with a bowl of rice and tea included. The price is $12.99 for dinner with rice. A few soups cost three bucks more.

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CALENDAR EVENTS Free Military Sunday: for active, reserve and retired families, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 3, Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., Everett. Carpet hockey and Silvertips autograph party: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 5. For more, visit imaginecm. org or call 425-258-1006. Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body: Through Jan. 3 at Pacific Science

DANCE The 449 Club: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays, Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger St., Everett. Alcohol-free R&B music and dance; $5 cover. Call 425-3433232 or visit Arlington Community Dance: 6:30 p.m. third Saturday of the month, Sisco Heights Community Center, 13527 99th Ave. NE,

Center, 200 Second Ave. N, Seattle. Farts. Snot. Pus. What better way to bond with Dad? Explore the good, bad and downright ugly about how your body works. Included with admission. More at www. Reading with Rover: 11 a.m. Jan. 2. Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Read aloud to a loving canine listener. The communitybased literacy program, Reading with Rover, helps kids strengthen reading skills and improve reading confidence. Lego Lab: 2 to 4 p.m. Jan 22. Build to your heart’s

Arlington. No partner or lessons needed. All ages welcome. Live band and caller will teach all dances. Contra, lines, circle and square dance. Cost is $5 per person, $15 for family. For more information, call 425-232-7237. Ballroom dance: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; dance lessons with extra charge and dancing with a live band; $4 members, $6 non-

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HOLIDAY EVENTS Gingerbread Village: Sheraton Seattle Hotel Lobby, 1400 Sixth Ave., through Jan. 3. Larger-than-life gingerbread creations follow the theme “May The Holidays Be With You,” inspired by scenes from Star Wars movies. Free, with donations accepted for the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. More at

members; 425-487-2441; www. Dance party classes: Learn the party dances you need to know; instructor is Eleanor Leight, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St., Snohomish. All ages, no partners needed; $25 a month; 360-568-0934. Darrington Community Dances: 5:30 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. instruction, 7:30 dancing on the second Saturday through April; Mansford Grange, 1265 Railroad Ave., Darrington; 206-402-8646. Cost is $7 requested donation. Jan. 9: TBA, with caller Joe Michaels. Feb. 13: Northern Contraband with caller Amy Carroll.

“WildLights”: Through Jan. 3, Woodland Park Zoo. Electrifying after-hours displays of wild animals and exotic destinations including “African Water Hole,” “Jungle Lights” and “Northern Lights.” A visit from Santa’s reindeers. Zoomazium will be transformed into Snowmazium, which will be open nightly for storytelling and faux snowball fights. More at

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Dudes and Dolls Square Dance Club: Square and round dancers; Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $6 at the door. Lessons 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 5; $90 for 16 lessons or $6 per lesson; www.dudesanddolls. com; 206-423-6193. Edmonds Senior Center: Fling dance with live bands, 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; $3 donations, no partners necessary; $5 for a sampler class of foxtrot, swing and waltz on Monday afternoons; 425-774-5555. Freewheelers Square Dance Club: Freewheelers’ dances are at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview

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Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050. Go to to learn about classes for kids and teens.


Performing Arts Show Biz Kids 4-H Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. second Thursday of each month, Horseshoe

Snohomish County Children’s Choir: Open to all kids of all ages, the choir is enrolling new members. More information is available at Rehearsals are weekly at the Everett Music Hall in the Everett Mall.

Drive. Dances are 7 to 10 p.m. first, third and some fifth Sundays. Cost is $7. Partners are not required; singles and couples welcome. A beginner’s dance classes will be offered Wednesday nights, 7 to 9 p.m. $7 per class. For more information, contact Trisha, 206523-1769 or seattlesquare@aol. com for classes or Janice, 206-9924932 or for dances.

Sky Valley Whirlwind Square Dance Club: Round dance workshops, 7:30 p.m., plus mainstream dances, 8 to 10:30 p.m. third Fridays, $6. Mainstream dance lessons will start 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 7 with a free dinner at 6:30 p.m. Enrollment is opened until Jan. 21 unless you have had some lessons before. Tri Way Grange, 35th and Seattle Hill Road, Mill Creek; 425-377-0756.

Happy Hoppers Square Dance Club: Square and round dancers, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., first and third Saturdays, Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. Guest callers and cuers. Singles and couples welcome. For more info, call 425397-0535 or email

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club: Folk dance, 7 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays; Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers on Saturdays, $5 on Wednesdays. For more, call 206-524-7360, 360-387-9923 or 206-524-7360; or visit www.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars dances: Potluck dinners 6 to 7:30 p.m. last Saturdays; $5; free lessons 6:30 p.m., music and dancing 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Eddy Fukano Band performs; $5; VFW building, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett; year-round; 425-2522100.


Line dance Edmonds: Classes are 10:30 a.m. beginner and 11:15 a.m. intermediate. Eight-week sessions start Jan. 13 and Feb. 10 at Harbor Square Athletic Club, 160 W. Dayton St., Edmonds. Call instructor Kathy at 425-205-0870. Line dance Stanwood: Classes are 3 p.m. beginner and 4 p.m. high beginner. Eight-week sessions start Jan. 7 and Feb. 4. Cost is $32. Camano Country Club, 1243 S. Beach Dr., Camano Island. Call Kathy at 425-205-0870. Normanna Hall: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; dance to Bob’s Swing Band; $5; Normanna Hall, 2725 Oakes, Everett. Skandia Folkdance Society: First Friday dance, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. lesson, 8:30 to 11 p.m. dance, first and third Fridays, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; $10 nonmembers, $7 members; or 206-784-7470.

Washington Dance Club: Ballroom dancing, introductory lesson, 8 to 9 p.m., $12, social dancing 9 to 11 p.m. Fridays, $12, free with dance lesson). The Verve Ballroom, 19820 40th Ave. W, Suite 102, Lynnwood. Call 206628-8939. Woodinville Square Crow Dance Club: Plus dances at 7 p.m., mainstream dance at 7:30 p.m. fourth Saturdays starting Jan. 23, 2016 at the Sammamish Valley Grange Hall, 14654 148th Ave.NE, Woodinville. Call Alice at 425-3191093 or go to www.squarecrows. org. Lessons from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. starting Jan. 5. $5 per class. First lesson is free.


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CALENDAR SNOHOMISH COUNTY Theater “Proof”:Edmonds Driftwood Players’ next production in the Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities series is “Proof” by David Auburn. Directed by Rick Wright, it plays at the Wade James Theatre Jan. 14 through 24. The cast includes Justine Scott, Jordan Fermstad, Jen Makenas and Eric Bischoff. The theater is at 950 Main St., Edmonds. For tickets and information, go to www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers. org or call 425-774-9600, option 3. Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”: Village Theatre brings the classic musical to Everett from Jan. 8 through Feb. 7 at the Everett Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices range from $36 to $68. Call the box office at 425-257-8600. Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” the musical tells the story of a lowly Cockney flower girl and her unlikely run-in with a linguistics teacher who wagers he can transform her into a proper lady. The musical is directed by Issaquah native Brian Yorkey, who is known for writing the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical “Next to Normal” and the recent Broadway hit “If/Then.” Allison Standley and Mark Anders play Eliza Doolittle and Professor Higgins. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays (only a matinee on Feb. 7), 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, as well as Feb. 2, at 2710 Wetmore Ave. Village Theatre: The remainder of the 2015-2016 season in Everett includes “Crimes of the Heart,” Beth Henley’s Southern Gothic comedy, March 4 through 27; “My Heart is the Drum,” an inspiring new musical, April 29 to May 22; and “Billy Elliot,” the Broadway sensation with music by Elton John, July 8 through 31, all at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Tickets and more information are available by calling 425-257-8600 or online at Red Curtain: The Marysville foundation’s 2015-2016 theater season of classics includes “Arsenic and Old Lace,” with a run date to be announced; “You

SEATTLE Can’t Take It With You,” March 25 to April 10; and “The Fantasticks,” June 3 to 19. More information is available at Edmonds Driftwood Players: The 57th main stage season at Driftwood continues with Neil Simon’s comedy “Proposals,” Feb. 19 through March 6; “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” musical comedy, April 22 to May 8; and “Suite Surrender,” an homage to the farces of the 1930s and ’40s. Driftwood also produces Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities, short runs of new plays, throughout the year. All at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., Edmonds. For tickets and information, go to www. or call 425-774-9600, option 3. Phoenix Theatre: The comedy theater company has listed its 2015-2016 shows. See “Communicating Doors” by Alan Ayckbourn, Feb. 5 through 28; “The Dixie Swim Club,” April 8 through May 1; and “Becky’s New Car” by Steven Dietz, June 2 through 26. The theater is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds. Call 206-533-2000 or go to www.

Dance Mossyback Morris Men: Everett Public Library brings the Mossybacks back to celebrate the new year, and this time the Morris Men might bring their antlers. They look like deranged chimney sweeps, but the Mossyback Morris Men are just performing an ancient British form of ritual dance called “The Morris,” which celebrates the good Earth and its seasons. The antlers are for the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, performed in Anglo-Saxon times to ensure good hunting. The program begins at 2 p.m. Jan. 10 in the library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue in Everett. The event is free. The Morris is a colorful mix of street theater and dance that has been performed for centuries to spread good cheer within the darkness of winter. Mossyback Morris has danced in the Puget Sound region since 1980. After their performance, the group will greet the audience and answer any questions about the Morris, life and the universe.


Jan. 8 in the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave. No knowledge of music or opera is

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music”: The blockbuster musical plays the 5th Avenue Theatre through Jan. 3. Tickets start at $29. For information, go to, call the box office at 206-6251900 or visit the theater at 1308 Fifth Ave., Seattle. “Hollywood Nights”: Teatro ZinZanni rolls out the red carpet. Old Hollywood glamour reigns supreme in the show under the big top venue at 222 Mercer St., Seattle. When a famous movie director makes reservations at a local fine dining establishment, the restaurant scrambles to get everything in tip-top shape; little do they know that they will soon play a major role in his upcoming film. Show runs through Jan. 31. Tickets start at $99. For more, call 206-802-0015 or visit zinzanni. com/seattle. “The Book of Mormon”: The musical by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone plays the Paramount in Seattle, through Jan. 10. Tickets start at $35, available online at and Seattle Repertory Theatre: The Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Disgraced” by playwright Ayad Akhtar, plays Jan. 8 through 31 in the Bagley Wright Theatre. Directed by Kimberly Senior, who piloted this provocative play from Chicago to its triumphant run on Broadway. Tickets available now through the box office at 206443-2222 or online at

Opera “Marriage of Figaro”: Seattle Opera offers Mozart’s comic masterpiece from Jan. 16 through 30 at McCaw Hall, Seattle Center. The production features new-to-Seattle sets and costumes. The opera has it all: True love, half-baked schemes, mistaken identities, long-lost relatives, teenage angst and a wedding. For information and tickets, go to “Figaro” marks the debut of new Seattle Opera Director Aidan Lang. “Figaro” preview in Everett: The latest edition of Seattle Opera’s preview series focuses on Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” at 2 p.m.


necessary. The event is free. “The Marriage of Figaro” has been a cornerstone of the standard

operatic repertoire for more than 200 years. It was first performed in Vienna in 1786.


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IN THE CLUBS Alexa’s Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; Live music Saturdays at 7 p.m. The Anchor Pub: 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-2580; Jazz Jam with Bob Strickland 5 to 8 p.m. every third Sunday. Angel of the Winds Casino: 3438 Stoluckquamish Lane, Arlington, 360-474-9740; www. Acoustic Thursday 7 p.m. every Thursday. Live music 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. Amici Bistro: 8004 Mukilteo

Speedway, Mukilteo; 425-4389544. Live music 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays.

Cafe Zippy: 2811 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-303-0474. Live acoustic music.

Buck’s American Cafe: 2901 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-2581351; www.bucksamericancafe. com. Music begins at 7 p.m.

The Conway Muse: 18444 Spruce and Main, Conway; 360445-3000; www.conwaymuse. com. Dec. 31: New Years Bash with Prozac Mountain Boys, 7:30 p.m., Yogoman, 9 p.m., $25.

Buzz Inn: 1801 Main St., Lake Stevens; 425-377-9599; www. 109 S. Granite Ave., Granite Falls; 360386-9257. Live music every Friday. Cafe Louvre: 212 Fifth Ave S, Edmonds. 425-776-3778. www. Live music and comedy 6 to 7 p.m. Fridays. No cover.

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23207 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell; 425-402-9600; www. Live jazz 7 to 10:30 p.m. most weekends.. The Irishmen: 2923 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-374-5783; Irish Music Session every Monday.

Craving Cajun Grill: 2915 Colby Ave, Everett; 425-374-2983; www. Dayton’s: 1717 Hewitt Ave, Everett; 425-533-1700. Eagles FOE: 19223 Highway 99. Lynnwood; 425-835-0890. El Tapatio: 803 Avenue D, Snohomish; 360-862-9530. Classical guitarist Paul Erickson, 6 to 8:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays. Emory’s on Silver Lake: 11830 19th Ave. SE, Everett; 425-3377772; Everett Live music 9 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, per-person cover. Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration with Ventura Highway Revisited. Engel’s Pub: 113 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-778-2900. Jam session with Lou Echeverri, 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Live music 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Firewheel Community Coffeehouse: 2727 Colby Ave., Everett; 425-374-7946. www. Flights: 7601 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-347-6659; Grazie Ristorante Italiano:

Jimmy Jack’s: 13428 Evergreen, Everett; 425-745-1590. The Jet Bar & Grill: 800 164th St., Mill Creek; 425-743-4593; Live music Fridays and Saturdays starts between 9 and 9:30 p.m.; $10 cover. Kroakers: 3021 Rucker Ave., Everett; 425-258-9465. La Hacienda: 620 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett; 425-355-0858; Live jazz Thursdays. Las Margaritas: 4131 Rucker, Everett; 425-252-3320; www. Classical guitarist Paul Erickson, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturdays. Leatherheads Pub & Eatery: 10209 270th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-5555; Two Weeks Notice, 9 to 11 p.m. Fridays. Loco Billy’s Wild Moon Saloon: 27021 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-6500; www. DJ dance music, line dance lessons and live music. Open mic and jam every Thursday. Live music Fridays and Saturdays starts at 9 p.m. Lombardi’s in Mill Creek: 19409 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell⁄Mill Creek; 425-892-2931;

Norm’s Place, A Bar & Grill: 7520 Beverly Blvd., Everett; 425374-8039. Old Stroker’s Cafe: 2816 Hewitt Ave., Everett; Saturday Night Showcase, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. Local bands for all ages. One Eyed Jacks Roadhouse: 14019 Highway 99, Lynnwood; 425-743-5570. Live music Fridays and Saturdays. Oxford Saloon: 913 First St., Snohomish; 360-243-3060. All ages jam hosted by Rick Bowen, Teri Anne Wilson and Robert Baker, 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays. Papa’s Tavern: 120 E. Main St., Monroe. 425-232-0771. Live music. Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-339-0293; Open mic, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Live music, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Sip & Strum 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Rhodes River Ranch Restaurant: 22016 Entsminger Road, Arlington; 360-474-8313; www. Jody Taylor, country music, 6 p.m. Jan. 2. Steel Country, 6 p.m. Jan. 8 and 9.

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Mirkwood and Shire Cafe: 117 E. Division St., Arlington; 360403-9020; $5 cover unless otherwise noted. Music begins at 7 p.m.

The Repp: 924 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-3928; www.therepp. com. Live music 7 to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

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Rockin’ M-BBQ: 1215 80th St., Everett; 425-438-2843; www. Taylor Tuesdays Blues Jam, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays. Old Strokers country jam, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays.

Skagit River Brewery: 404 S. Third St., Mount Vernon; 360-3362884; Live music every Saturday. Snack Shack: 320 112th St. SW., Everett; 425-347-4225 or 509308-0680; SnackShackEverett. Open mic and acoustic jam, 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays. Snohomish Eagles FOE: 606 Maple Ave., Snohomish; 360-5688406. Sol Food Bar and Grill: 1405 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-2417111; www.solfoodbarandgrill. com. Live music various nights; no cover. Sound Check Tavern: 19800 44th Ave W, Suite H, Lynnwood; 425-673-7625; Open mic 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Stewart’s Place: 709 First St., Snohomish; 360-568-4684. Live music 9 p.m. to midnight Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tony V’s Garage: 1712 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-3567. Comedy on Monday; open mic on Wednesday; karoake on Thursday; live music Friday and Saturday begins at 9 p.m. Tulalip Resort Casino Canoes Cabaret: Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip, 360-716-6000; Free unless otherwise noted. Comedy hypnotist Ron Stubbs, 8 p.m. and Joe Slick Band 9:30 p.m. Jan. 1. UFC 19 5 p.m. and Notorious 253 9:30 p.m. Jan. 2; $10 cover. Viking Bar & Grill: 8820 Viking Way, Stanwood; 360-629-9285. Live music 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. Village Restaurant & Lounge: 220 Ash St., Marysville; 360-6592305; Live music 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; no cover. White Horse Saloon: 304 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington; 360-4353122. Wild Hare Bar and Grill: 6504 Evergreen Way, Everett; 425-3223134; Live music 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; no cover. Winter Court: AC3, 7314 44th Ave., Marysville. Live music, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays; no cover.

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Patti Smith to celebrate debut LP at Seattle shows By Andy Rathbun Special to The Herald


Patti Smith will perform Monday and Tuesday in Seattle.

CALENDAR Tingstad & Rumbel: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts presents the folk duo Tingstad and Rumbel in a “Twelfth Night Tradition” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2 at WICA, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. For the past 29 years, Grammy Award-winning artists Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have been home for the holidays, creating a long-standing concert tradition with Northwest families. All seats $22, available online until noon the day of the show at, by calling the box office at 800638-7631 or in person two hours before any show. Seattle Symphony: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, 8 p.m. Jan. 2, 2 p.m. Jan. 3, at Benaroya Hall,

downtown Seattle. Conducted by Andrew Grams, the concert features soloists Caitlin Lynch, Sasha Cooke, Daniel Shirley, Corey McKern and the Seattle Symphony Chorale. Beethoven’s masterpiece for the ages is a wonderful way to end the year or begin the new one. Information about the orchestra’s season and tickets is available at Chris Luquette with Steve Blanchard: Luquette, a local bluegrass boy, and Blanchard, from Portland, perform at 4 p.m. Jan. 3 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Tickets available at or call 360-568-9412. Cost is $17 in advance or $20 at the door. Luquette performs with Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, and was a founding member of popular

It’s almost impossible to pinpoint the moment when someone goes from being just another performer to an actual icon. Take Patti Smith, who is on her way back to Seattle next week. The famed singer, deemed punk rock’s poet laureate, has won praise for decades. Not only has she worked with some of the biggest names in rock — Bruce Springsteen in the 1970s, for instance, and R.E.M. in the 1990s — but she’s also earned some rare awards. Those include induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her music and a National Book Award for her memoir, “Just Kids.” That gradual accrual of accolades eventually elevated her to the status of a musical icon. And while no one single moment makes it clear what brought her to such heights, it is possible to pinpoint when her rise began. Her debut album, “Horses,” saw release 40 years ago, in the winter

Northwest bluegrass band Northern Departure. Blanchard performs with Slipshod and was with Prairie Flyer for many years. Mukilteo Community Orchestra: The next free concert is 2 p.m. Jan. 17, featuring the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association Concerto soloist winner. Other concerts are March 6 and May 22, all at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. More at Cascade Symphony Orchestra: The remainder of the CSO season includes its 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 concert, featuring Duane Hulbert performing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto. The “Peter and the Wolf” Children’s Concert is on Feb. 20. Eric Han performs the Dvorak Cello Concerto on March 14, the CSO

of 1975. Now, Smith is playing that album in its entirety at select shows around the country. She will headline two nights at the Moore Theatre in Seattle at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The shows are being billed by Smith as “a true, proud celebration” of the album that launched her career. For fans, it should be a unique opportunity to see a star looking back on her early moments. Tickets are $32.50 to $47.50 at or 877-784-4849.

G-Eazy also is heading to Seattle for a sold-out show at the WaMu Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and he’s bringing some friends, including A$AP Ferg. G-Eazy, dubbed the “James Dean of rap” thanks to his penchant for pompadours and leather jackets, released his debut album in 2009. That disc got the ball rolling for the rapper, while the following decade found him picking up more and more steam. Appearances on the Warped Tour helped him win fans outside hip-hop’s

Ensemble Concert is April 17, and the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony with soloist Kimberly Giordano is set for May 9. All concerts are at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. For ticket information, go to Everett Philharmonic Orchestra: The Philharmonic’s annual “That Magnificent Mozart!” concert is 3 p.m. Jan. 31 with mezzo soprano Gail Neil at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller, Everett. The “Listener’s Choice” concert is 7 p.m. May 14 at Everett Civic Auditorium, featuring Villa-Lobos’ “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5:” with soprano Ellaina Lewis, and pianist Alexander Ardakov performing the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor. Tickets are available at


G-Eazy will perform at a sold-out show Thursday in Seattle.

usual channels, and his 2014 major label debut, “These Things Happen,” brought him to still-wider audiences. His latest album, “When It’s Dark Out,” saw release this past December, hitting No. 5 on the Billboard 200. A$AP Ferg, meanwhile, has a sizable audience of his own thanks to hits like “Shabba,” “Old English” and “Work Remix,” each of which has racked up millions of plays on streaming services like Spotify. Ferg got his start with the same Harlem crew that gave birth to A$AP Rocky, another big name in rap. Like Rocky, Ferg has since broken out on his own. He’s getting ready

to release his sophomore album, “Always Strive and Prosper,” this winter. Tickets are sold-out but can be found at a mark-up at

Pacific Chamber Orchestra: The season continues at 3 p.m. Feb. 14 with erhu soloist Warren Chang. On April 10, the chamber group performs Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ and Strings with organist Youngjjn Joo. The season finale on June 5 features Block’s Concertino for Flute, Viola and Strings with flutist Lynn Douglas-Nicolet and violist Agnes Chen. More information is at All performances are held at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller, Everett.

“Carousel” at 3 or 7 p.m. June 11 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. More at

Sno-King Community Chorale: The chorale’s season continues at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 19 with a concert version of the musical “Phantom of the Opera” at Trinity Lutheran Church, 196th Street SW, Lynnwood. See the concert version of the musical

Finally, Seattle’s own Industrial Revelation will play Neumos at 8 p.m. Saturday. The jazz quartet formed in 2005 and has since released two albums that fuse electronica and hip-hop to make the act’s unique sound. The group’s approach has drawn plenty of attention in the local press, even winning a “Genius” award from The Stranger in 2014. Tickets are $10 at

Everett Chorale: The chorale’s 50th anniversary season continues with “Celebrate and Shout” and a guest performance by the Snohomish County Children’s Choir at 7 p.m. April 16 and 3 p.m. April 17 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. “Celebrate and Sing” is 7 p.m. June 11 and 3 p.m. June 12, featuring a collage of American choral music performed over the past 50 years. For tickets, call 425-257-8600. More at Evergreen Community Orchestra: More about the Everett-based orchestra is at evergreencommunityorchestra.

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY Galleries/museums Art Loft Sisters at Fisherman’s Market and Grill: 1032 W. Marine View Drive, Everett. From Jan. 6 through February see paintings by J Reynolds Dail, who lives and works in Everett. Her impressionistic style ranges from the fanciful to modern. More at Arts of Snohomish Gallery: 1024 First St., No. 104, Snohomish; 360-568-8648;; noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Cascadia Art Museum: The new museum, located at 190 Sunset Ave., Edmonds, paintings featured in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s new book celebrating its 75th anniversary are displayed through Jan. 3. Through Jan. 10, also see rare, vintage Christmas cards made in block print, silkscreen, watercolor and oil by famous Northwest artists including Paul Horiuchi, Yvonne Twining Humber, Danny Pierce and many others. Admission is $10. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, until 8 p.m. on Thursday and closed Mondays and Tuesdays. More information is at “Looking Back, Moving Forward: A centennial tribute to Nellie Cornish and Cornish College of the Arts” opens Jan. 14 and runs through May 1. Delving deep into public and private archives, Cascadia presents historic artwork,

dance films, costumes and more, by key Cornish figures such as Merce Cunningham, Robert Joffrey and Mark Tobey. Cole Gallery: 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday; 425-697-2787; Edmonds Community College art gallery: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, until 2 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends; third floor, Lynnwood Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-640-1459; www. The winter exhibit features three local artists, Minh Carrico, SuJ’n Chon and Carina A. del Rosario, in a group exhibit titled “Epilogue.” Opening Jan. 4, it continues through March 14. A reception with the artists is 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 15 in the gallery. Edmonds Library Gallery: 650 Main St., Edmonds; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Edmonds artist Judith Perry’s oil paintings are exhibited through Jan. 29. A signature member of the Women Painters of Washington and the Hawaii Watercolor Society, she was born and raised in Raymond. Perry says being back in the Northwest after living in Hawaii brings a wave of nostalgia to her art. For more about the artist, go to For more about the arts commission, go to

Everett Community College: The Russell Day Gallery, 2000 Tower St.; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays; closed Saturdays and Sundays; Gallery North: 401 Main St., Edmonds; 425-774-0946;; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. “In With The New” during January features paintings by Leah Rene Welch and Robina Lindsay. Hibulb Cultural Center: 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2635; “Natural Wanderment: Stewardship. Sovereignty. Sacredness” features the work of Matika Wilbur and her photographic Project 562. Wilbur, of the Swinomish and Tulalip tribes, is crisscrossing the nation photographing people in each of the federally recognized tribes.

the Edmonds Art Festival, Kenmore Art Show and Arts of the Terrace. Her paintings are displayed at the library through Jan. 31. Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; The new year begins with a show by 18 artists who live or work in Skagit County, who have joined together to produce a suite of original prints for “Skagit Women Print,” on exhibit Jan. 7 through Feb. 27. Also see an exhibit of block prints by renowned Northwest painter Guy Anderson, including 28 available wood block prints from “A Catalogue Raisonne of

the Block Prints of Legendary Northwest Artist Guy Anderson,” as well as several large-scale, never-before-exhibited paintings. The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; www.; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Janet Myer, local painter of American Indian heritage, shares the current exhibit with Eusha, a Russian-born artist who moved to Everett 20 years ago. Though of different origins, their cultures intersect in art, and art making. Both women find inspiration in the beauty of nature around.

Through Jan. 8.

ISLAND COUNTY Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park: 2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, weekdays by appointment; 360387-2759; www.matzkefineart. com. “Honey, I Shrunk The Art,” the 25th annual small-works show features 40 artists working in glass, oils, acrylic, ceramic, watercolor, mixed media, stone and metal. Over 150 pieces of art. The show continues through Jan. 10.

Lynnwood Library Gallery: 19200 44th Ave. W.; 425-6705518; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. See work by watercolor and acrylic artist Michael Leong through Jan. 28. Mountlake Terrace Library Gallery: 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-776-8722;; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Ellen Busteed has exhibited her work in Washington and Utah, including in local shows such as

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2016: BIG YEAR FOR SCHACK Works by Chuck Close, Guy Anderson, Skagit artists to be shown at Everett art center By Gale Fiege Herald Writer

EVERETT — It is indeed a happy new year for people involved with the Schack Art Center. In fact, 2016 could be the Schack’s most memorable year in its four-year history, with planned exhibitions that will likely put the Everett institution on the fine arts map of the West Coast. This year, it’s all about prints at the Schack. The biggest deal is the exhibit of Chuck Close prints coming in May. It will be only the second time the Snohomish County native’s printmaking works have Chuck Close been shown on the West Coast. Close is best known as a painter and photographer who achieved international renown with his huge portraits that incorporate grids and intricate patterns to form realistic paintings. Many of the prints to be displayed in Everett have already been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and in many other museums around the world. “The Chuck Close exhibit focuses on his long history with printmaking and it provides a fantastic opportunity to celebrate print arts as a medium,” Shack gallery director Carie Collver said. “We wanted to surround it with other exhibits that highlight this art form and bring attention to the many forms of printmaking.” To that end, the year starts out with a proverbial bang. A show of prints by the iconic Northwest master painter Guy Anderson opens Jan. 7, as does

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a show of prints by women from Skagit County, where printmaking has seen a renaissance of sorts. Elizabeth Brinton, a Schack print instructor and the featured artist in the Schack shop in January, said she is looking forward to the opening. “Printmaking goes back to ancient times and expresses primal methods of image making,” Brinton said. “Something significant is happening when a print is being made: A sense of discovery of the infinite possibilities and a world unfolds.” Since artists now have mechanized and digitized means of making words and images on paper, printmakers are freed to explore the old techniques in new ways, Brinton said. “We are seeing a revival of letterpress and silkscreen in particular,” she said. “Many of us make prints not to have multiples of the same image, but rather to achieve a certain energy and a quality which comes through in the print and

If you go The Schack Art Center presents “A Great Painter as Printmaker: The Block Prints of Guy Anderson” and “Skagit Women Print” Jan. 7 through Feb. 27 at 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett. The opening reception for both exhibits is 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7. Grand opening of new mezzanine studios and gallery is at 5:30 p.m. For more information, go to

cannot be made any other way. “In teaching, I always try to get the student past themselves and their preconceived ideas. The depth of the printmaking process provides a doorway to that. It is a great way to get unstuck and to dive in.” “Skagit Women Print” includes 18 artists who live or work in Skagit Valley. They have joined together to produce a

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suite of original prints that focus on landscape and how the valley influences the artists’ own lives. The contributors include printmakers, painters, poets, photographers and potters. Each artist produced an edition of 25 prints, drawing from a range of printmaking methods including linoleum block, wood block, solar plate etching, vitreograph, mezzotint, chine colle and serigraph. The exhibit is curated by project organizer Natalie Niblack. “In Skagit Valley, it is easy to be seduced by the incredible

beauty and overlook the intrusions of how human habitation has manipulated that beauty to suit our needs,” Niblack said. “We love Skagit Valley, both the wild and the man-made. This suite of prints explores those contradictions and complex pressures through the eyes of women who live here.” The “Skagit Women Print” artists are Jane Alynn, Jean Behnke, Eve Deisher, Heidi Epstein, Kathleen Faulkner, Jules Remedios Faye, Jessica Gigot, Kathryn Glowen, Nicolette Harrington, Theodora Jonsson, Ellen Jane Michael,

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Kris Ekstrand Molesworth, Natalie Niblack, Ann Chadwick Reid, Sue Roberts, Stella Spring, Twila Tate and Kristin Loffer Theiss. In addition to the original suite of 18, the Schack exhibit also will feature works by friends of those involved in “Skagit Women Print.” Also curated by Niblack, the “And Friends” exhibit includes large steamroller prints and works by men, and will be displayed in the Schack’s new mezzanine gallery. The exhibit of block prints by Guy Anderson will be featured in the main gallery. “A Great Painter as Printmaker: The Block Prints of Guy Anderson” includes 28 wood block prints from “A Catalogue Raisonne of the Block Prints of Legendary Northwest Artist Guy Anderson,” as well as several large-scale, never-beforeexhibited paintings. Published in 2014 by Deryl Walls and Jase Ihler, the catalog was the first publication of the late Anderson’s work in 28 years. It documents his process with color images of his block prints. Walls, the executor of Anderson’s estate, said the intent was to preserve access for institutions and collectors. Anderson was born in Edmonds in 1906. He grew up there and studied privately with Eustace Paul Ziegler, who was renowned for his Alaska paintings and became part of the budding art scene in Seattle in the mid-1920s. However, Anderson was primarily a self-taught artist, his paintings are usually termed abstract expressionist. During the Great Depression, Anderson and fellow modern artists Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves and Mark Tobey were given jobs by the Seattle Art Museum’s first director, Richard Fuller. Promoted by Fuller, Anderson, Callahan, Graves and Tobey garnered international fame in the years leading up to Life magazine’s story in 1953 about the “Mystic Painters of

“Home” by Kristin Loffer Theiss, who participated in the “Skagit Women Print” exhibit opening Thursday at the Schack.

York and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. The Seattle Art Museum, Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds and Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner are good places to see Anderson’s paintings. He spent about half his life in La Conner and died in Skagit County in 1998.

“Flock” by Sue Roberts includes jets and swans.

the Northwest.” Though they eschewed the idea that they formed a so-called “Northwest School of Art,” these painters significantly influenced what we consider Northwest art, even today. Anderson’s work is included in many private and public collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New

“Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration” will be displayed at the Schack from May 12 through Sept. 5. The show is expected to bring thousands of people to Everett next summer. Close, 75, has lived most of his life in New York. He grew up in Snohomish County and attended Everett Community College, where he was encouraged by the legendary art teacher Russell Day. Schack Art Center Executive Director Judy Tuohy visited

Close in February 2014 at his beach house on Long Island to inquire about a display of his work. Close — renowned as one of America’s foremost artists in any media — has explored the art of printmaking in his continuing investigation into the principles of perception. The coming exhibition provides a comprehensive survey of Close’s longtime involvement with the varied forms of this medium, including etching, aquatint, lithography, handmade paper, direct gravure, silkscreen, traditional Japanese woodcut and reduction linocut. Visitors will have the chance to visualize the artist’s creative processes through a display of progressive proofs for a number of his prints, as well as actual woodblocks and etching plates. Exhibition curator Terrie Sultan worked alongside Close to make a selection of works that illuminates his commitment to the artistic process, Tuohy said. A note sent by Close to the Schack illustrates why the exhibit is a big deal to him: “This is the first time I have had a major exhibition of my work in Snohomish County or Everett,” Close said. “I feel honored, and it’s great for people who knew me when to see what I am doing now. It is particularly gratifying to know that my work will be shown where I grew up.” It’s an impressive lineup for an arts institution that has yet to celebrate its fifth anniversary. “I am beyond excited to see where this next year takes the Schack,” said Tuohy. “Opening our new production studios and gallery space, and then being able to exhibit the work of Chuck Close, a world-class artist, is tremendous. This exhibit is the biggest thing to happen to our organization.” Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427; Twitter: @galefiege.

What’s in store at the Schack Herald staff Here’s a schedule of (mostly) free exhibits and events in 2016 at the Schack Art Center in Everett: Jan. 7 through Feb. 27 — “A Great Painter as Printmaker: The Block Prints of Guy Anderson” and “Skagit Women Print” Jan. 23 — Lecture on innovations in acrylic paint Feb. 8 through 28 — The 20th annual “Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit” Feb. 11 — Free open studio night for teens Feb. 27 — H’ARTS, the 2016 art auction fundraiser March 10 through April 23 — Biennial juried art show featuring emerging and established local artists in all mediums. March 17 — Free open studio night for teens April 14 — Free open studio night for teens May 12 through Sept. 5 — “Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration” May 26 — Free open studio night for teens June 4 — Artists’ Garage Sale Aug. 20, 21 — The Schack moves to the Everett waterfront for “Fresh Paint: A festival of artists at work” Sept. 15 through 25 — Schacktoberfest, with the glass pumpkin patch and “Beer and Brats Night” on Sept. 22 Oct. 6 through Nov. 5 — Exhibit featuring artists who print on glass in the main gallery, as well as the Pilchuck Glass School Emerging Artists in Residence. Prints from artists who have used the print studio during their time at Pilchuck Glass School will be on exhibit in the mezzanine. Nov. 17 through Dec. 24 — “Pressing On” by Seattle Print Arts Ongoing — Most classes at the Schack have a fee. Classes include jewelry and metalsmithing, glass blowing, fused glass, writing a picture book, monotype printing, drawing,painting and encaustic. To register, talk to the clerk in the shop, call 425-259-5050 or go to

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