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Redmond High graduate showing improvement since falling from a cliff MARY STEVENS DECKER firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, there was a major breakthrough for 18-year-old Redmond resident Chanel Cogan, who was critically injured in a hiking accident on July 31. She said her first full words since the accident, telling her mom Mimi Cogan, “Goodnight,” “Love you” and “Bye.” The night before, Chanel had uttered her first two audible syllables, “OK,” since the accident. Cogan, a 2010 graduate of Redmond High School, was camping with friends near Kachess Lake when she decided to go for a hike and fell 100 feet from a cliff. The terrible fall resulted in brain trauma, a stroke, severe cuts and numerous broken bones. Initially hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Cogan was recently moved to Bothell Health Care for rehabilitation and was still technically in a coma, “but I feel she’s coming out of it,” Mimi told the Redmond Reporter in a phone interview Sept. 14. Chanel has been gazing at family and friends, showing signs that she recognizes them and trying to communicate through touch or facial expressions. She has also tried to mouth words but Monday was the first time her family and friends heard her actually speak again. “Her boyfriend just about fell over,” said Mimi, referring to Chanel’s longtime boyfriend Charlie Culbert, who works at Redmond’s Emerald Heights retirement community, as did Chanel and many of her friends. “He holds the key to most of Chanel’s success. When he stares at her, she smiles. ... Her mom and dad, she just tolerates having us around,” Mimi added, laughing. “Chanel is improving every day, has her fan club coming to see her. They play guitar in her room, talk and laugh. We think she hears them and understands,” said Mimi. During her recent physical therapy, Chanel is “really using her stomach muscles, back muscles, which are really strong because she was an athlete,” [ more COGAN page 3 ]
Matheus Silva (left) plays the banjo and Joey Janski plays the accordion during a meeting of the Weird Instrument Club at the Old Fire House Teen Center in Redmond. The club meets every Thursday evening at the teen center. There’s no fee to join and all local teens are welcome. “We have a core group of teens that attends weekly and helps organize the meetings or jams,” said Dylan Wall, the media lab coordinator at the OFH. “People have brought all kinds of small noise makers and shakers, children’s toy instruments, industrial signal generators and proper weird instruments including the bazooki, castanets, accordion, xylophone, djembe, conga drums and lots more. We’ll also allow electric guitars, as long as the sound is manipulated in a creative way.” See story, PAGE 8. CHAD COLEMAN, REDMOND REPORTER
Identity theft on the rise in Redmond Thieves are targeting social media, says police lieutenant MARY STEVENS DECKER email@example.com
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in Redmond and nationwide, with the 2009 U.S. victim population estimated at 10.4 million, according to Lt. Doug Shepard of Redmond Police Department (RPD). Shepard shared facts about identity theft and tips on how to prevent it at the Greater Redmond Chamber of Com-
merce’s Sept. 15 luncheon at Matt’s Rotisserie, Redmond Town Center.
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Half of all identity theft is committed by someone the victim knows, said Shepard. While the elderly are frequently targeted, the largest number of victims are actually in the age group between 20-29, the most likely to freely use social media. “Facebook is a huge source of information for fraudsters,” Shepard warned. “Everybody puts everything on Facebook and it’s not as secure as they say it is.” Stolen or lost credit cards or
driver’s licenses often lead to identity theft, he added. Other scams happen via telephone or the Internet. These include advance fee schemes, job scams, sweepstakes/prize scams, foreign lottery scams and so on. Shepard showed a bogus document made to look like a sweepstakes claim notification. The scammer asks the recipient to send a tax payment of $2,995 in advance of receiving a prize of $250,000. “If it’s too good to be true, it’s not,” Shepard stated.
Shepard outlined other common scams:
• Pharming occurs when criminal hackers redirect Internet traffic from one Web site to a different, identical-looking site to trick you into entering your user name and password. • Phishing is the solicitation of personal and account information through realistic-looking account verification e-mails. • Vishing (voice phishing) is using the phone to obtain your personal information, usually in an automated recording. • Smishing refers to social media schemes involving text messaging to your cell phone that sends you to links that ask for your personal information.
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Scammers can easily obtain your personal information by stealing your mail, prowling your car, digging through your trash or installing skimming devices at ATMs, said Shepard. “Your cell phone nowadays is the computer of 20 years ago,” said Shepard. “But it’s a great source of information for us to investigate fraud.” Just as text messages can try to infect your phone and gain access to personal data, police can use stored data from your phone to track down the bad guys. Of course, don’t respond
to suspicious messages, Shepard said. And with regard to social networking, via sites like MySpace and Facebook, Shepard commented, “As a cop, it would be a bad idea to tell everyone where I live, what I like to do, what my family looks like. ... It’s a bad idea for police or anyone. ... And if employees use Facebook at work, now your company is vulnerable because they may provide access to sensitive information. Craigslist is also a huge source of scams.” “Is there any safe way to use social media?,” a luncheon attendee inquired. “No,” Shepard replied. Other tips from Shepard
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[ COGAN from page 1] Mimi continued. “We don’t know the long-term outcome, we’re just thinking positive. With a stroke and brain injury, she’s basically still in a coma and trying to come out of it. ... It’s been a little over six weeks, but it looks promising. ... It’s such a weird situation to talk to educated doctors and hear, ‘I don’t know.’ With the brain, you never know how it will recover.” But Mimi and the rest of Chanel’s family, including her dad Pat and older sister Tiffany, a student at University of Arizona, have felt very blessed by the outpouring of love and encouragement from the community. People have brought them meals, taken care of their dog and made generous donations to The Chanel Cogan Special Needs Trust at Bank of America and to upcoming fundraising endeavors to help offset the astronomical medical bills. Because Pat is self-employed as a general contractor and Mimi recently switched jobs, they did not have medical insurance when Chanel’s accident occurred. Just one of the bills from Harborview was more than $365,000. However, Mimi remains upbeat, asking friends and neighbors to support the fundraisers for Chanel, to pray and offer “positive thoughts for Chanel to
Redmond’s Cogan family, seen here on a vacation to Australia, feels very blessed by the community’s outpouring of love and support since 18-year-old Chanel Cogan (second from left) suffered devastating injuries in a hiking accident on July 31. With Chanel are her sister Tiffany Cogan, mom Mimi Cogan and dad Pat Cogan. COURTESY PHOTO wake up and recover.” The fundraisers include a garage and bake sale this Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at and around 16713 NE 87th St. in Redmond. For details or to offer donations,
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University hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 2, with raffle proceeds and most of the ticket proceeds to be donated for Chanel’s medical bills. “We have a mixed marriage,” Mimi quipped. “I’m a Husky and my husband is a Coug, so we’re hoping the game will be a fun rivalry, as well as there being some great raffle prizes. I wish Chanel could come to the game, that would be so much fun. But we’ll see. Maybe she’ll surprise us.” For information about the hockey game and raffle,
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A variety of Redmond business women gathered to share good news at a “Women In Business” event Sept. 14 at Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas at Redmond Town Center. Clockwise from left are Christina Henning, senior marketing manager for Redmond Town Center; Redmond Town Center Guest Services employees/jeans models Holly Clausen, Linda Culver, Lindsey Snowhill and Danielle Alcantara; and Cheri Kilty, regional YWCA director for East King County. MARY STEVENS DECKER, Redmond Reporter
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The Redmond Reporter, Redmond Town Center and Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas co-hosted a “Women in Business” networking event Sept. 14 at the Gold Class Cinemas. The event drew around 50 women, representing oc-
cupations such as realtors, restaurant owners, florists, hair stylists, yoga instructors and more. Many of the participants were also honored in a recent “Women In Business” section in the Redmond Reporter. Along with celebrating the variety of enterprising women in Redmond, the event was a benefit for the
YWCA Family Village’s Working Wardrobe program. That program helps women and men who’ve been unemployed and/or displaced from their homes, get appropriate clothing for jobs and job interviews. Cheri Kilty, regional YWCA director for East King County, said the Working Wardrobe program and other employment assistance programs at the YWCA have a profound impact on their clients and the community at large. “Women burst into tears when they get their clothes. They can’t believe other women care about them,” said Kilty. “Even in this bad economy, there are so many success stories of people getting back on their feet.” Guests at the “Women in Business” event enjoyed beverages and appetizers and got a tour of the luxurious Gold Class Cinemas as well as sharing each other’s success stories and learning about upcoming activities at Redmond Town Center. This Saturday, Sept. 18, community members are invited to a free, family-friendly event called Good Fest, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Redmond Town Center’s street plaza. The fest will include live music, circus train rides, miniature golf, an electronic gaming station and other fun. For more information, visit www.redmondtown center.com.
City seeks candidates for Salary Commission
The Redmond City Council has established by ordinance an independent salary commission to review and set elected officials’ salaries. This commission, known as the Redmond Salary Commission, is expected to begin its work in early October 2010 and conclude by Dec. 14, 2010. Appointments are for a two-year term. Redmond residents interested in serving on the Redmond Salary Commission may submit a letter of interest that includes their name and contact information and a statement of qualifications that highlights any relevant experience. The letters or e-mails should be delivered by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 to Sharyn Robbins, Human Resources, at City of Redmond, P.O. Box 97010, M/S 3NHR, Redmond, WA 98073-9710 or by e-mail to srobbins@ redmond.gov. For more information, contact Sharyn Robbins at (425) 556-2137.
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City aims to turn old rail line into downtown connector MARY STEVENS DECKER firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Redmond held a community visioning event to celebrate its acquisition of the Redmond section of the former Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Corridor on Sept. 15. A downpour forced participants to grab umbrellas or scramble into tents, but music by a group called the “Toy Boats” and “park bench” interviews conducted by representatives of Seattle-based theater simple brought a touch of whimsy to the festivities, at the northwest corner of Leary Way and Bear Creek Parkway in downtown Redmond. The Redmond Central Connector includes a 3.89-mile-long linear corridor that extends from
the east end of the Bear Creek Trail in Redmond Town Center to Northeast 124th Street. “The railroad has been at the heart of Redmond since the city incorporated,” explained Carolyn J. Hope, senior park planner for the City of Redmond. “As the city grew into a suburb, the railroad began to divide the city — the north from the south, the new and the old and the industrial from the commercial. Over the past 10 years, the city has continued to develop further into an urban center. In 2008, the railroad abandoned the tracks in Redmond. Now the rail corridor is in the hands of the city and it is time to revitalize Redmond again as the Redmond Central Connector.” The plan is to make the corridor a lively place with pedestrian
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and transit connections, places for neighbors to meet and mingle and increased visibility for nearby businesses. “Redevelopment of this corridor will both redefine the heart of Redmond and respect Redmond’s history,” Hope stated. The city’s goals for this project are to create an award-winning park/trail corridor, incorporating art and entertainment as well as transit options like light rail. Repurposing the corridor should ultimately make downtown Redmond an enticing destination — not just a place to drive through, from point A to point B. That, in turn, will benefit downtown merchants and increase economic vitality. “I think it’s fabulous,” said Rep.
Ross Hunter, a Democrat from the 48th Legislative District, who attended the event and took a walk along the corridor with Redmond Mayor John Marchione. “Walking along the corridor gives you a new orientation on Redmond,” Hunter commented. “It gives Redmond a center that it doesn’t have now — it makes urban centers and density be cool and fun, not ugly or industrial. The condos here are selling out. People want to be part of this.” Downtown Redmond resident Mary Kellison confirmed that notion. “I love it here. I moved here so I could walk to shopping and entertainment. In fact, I just walked over here for this event,” said Kellison.
Guests at the event were asked to jot down ideas about what would make the park most appealing, how the corridor can express “what Redmond is all about” and how it can function as a multi-modal transportation center. Comments from this visioning event and other community feedback will be used to develop alternative conceptual designs, which will be presented for review at a public meeting, tentatively scheduled for November. If you missed the visioning event, you can still be part of the planning process. Visit http:// www.redmond.gov/insidecityhall/ park srec/parksplanning/BNSF/ BNSF.asp or e-mail comments to Carolyn J. Hope at cjhope@ redmond.gov.
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A new reality for health costs
major employer in our region is making big changes in its benefits package. Boeing’s non-union workers are going to pay more for their health insurance. And it’s likely that union workers won’t be far
behind. The news should serve as a dose of reality to private and public employees alike. According to Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Jim Albaugh, the aircraft maker pays about 89 percent of total health care costs for employees. The problem is that other major corporations pay less. For example, Lockheed Martin, General Electric and 3M pay about 70 percent of the employee health bill. Worse, employee health care costs, which are estimated at $2.4 billion this year, are expected to rise to as much as $3.1 billion by 2015. Taken together, Albaugh says, and it “adds about $2 million to the cost of every airplane we build.” Ouch. The news that employees are being asked to pay a greater share of their health care costs shouldn’t come as a surprise. That’s been the trend for some time now with private companies. Now that change needs to be understood by union employees of private business and government workers. At Boeing, as with many large employers, contract agreements govern wages and benefits. But make no mistake
– what worked in the past isn’t likely to fly in the future. As Albaugh noted, health care cost increases “will be discussed as those contracts are renegotiated.” What Boeing, other large companies and even government officials understand is that there is a major change coming because of the recent Health Care Reform Law passed earlier this year. Those companies and governments giving Cadillac health plans to their workers could be subject to a
substantial tax. Boeing’s non-union workers will find out next month what the company’s new health care plans will cost them. Boeing’s union workers should pay attention. The International Association of Machinists (IAM) and with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) will bargain new contracts in 2010. What they see on the non-union side is likely what they’ll get.
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Costly ballot measures turn us away from our values
n just a couple of months, voters will decide on a number of initiatives that will shape our state. While ostensibly the ballot measures are about the price of candy, soda, bottled water and beer, or privatizing liquor, remember each measure will carry a hefty price tag in the hundreds of millions of dollars. In the midst of this recession, they will force cuts in some of our state’s key priorities. And those cuts will come on top of the $4.3 billion we’ve already cut from the state budget over the last two years. In fact, the main response to the recession has been to cut and slash. And that’s meant that many of the things we hold dear as a state have been going up in smoke. In other words, we’ll decide in this election whether we want to take more steps backward from the things we hold dear. Let’s look at what the recession has already forced us to cut. The current 2009-2011 budget will spend 10 percent less than the amount necessary to maintain our previous commitments to education, communities, health care, and economic security. These are cuts to practical, common sense values we share as a state. We know that education is
fundamental to our future, especially in a global economy where the states with highly trained workers hold an advantage in attracting businesses. Yet we have cut early-learning, the voter-approved I-728 measures to improve K-12, and access to higher education. All together, we have cut our investments in education and opportunity by 11.3 percent during a time when education is critical to our future prosperity. We know also the state plays an important role in protecting natural resources and maintain thriving communities. Yet we’ve made budget cuts that have hurt our ability to manage wildlife, protect habitats and enforce laws that protect resources and endangered species. We’ve cut funding for juvenile rehabilitation community supervision for misdemeanants, and programs intended to assist adult offenders’ re-enter society and turn away from a life of crime. In total, we’ve cut funding for the things that support our quality of life by 7.3 percent. We’ve cut Basic Health, the program that provides affordable health insurance for lower income families, most of whom are working but lack employer-provided coverage. The 43 percent cut will eliminate coverage for over 44,000 people and increase premiums for Remy Trupin
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the remaining enrollees by 50 to 100 percent. It’s part of a 9.3 percent cut we’ve made in funding for the health of our neighbors and the environment. We’ve cut child care and health care that allows parents to work, as part of a 9.7 percent cut in funding to help those struggling in this economy survive. And that doesn’t include the $51 million in cuts Gov. Gregoire recently announced for Workfirst. When we’re resorting to cutting thousands of families off a program in which people have to have children and be working or actively trying to find work to qualify, we’ve hit the depths of what can be cut. On top of all that, the governor is planning to make 4-7 percent in across-the-board cuts on Oct. 1. It’s in this context that voters will go to the polls in November. Initiative 1107 would cost the state $352 million by repealing taxes of candy, gum, bottled water and soda passed by the state. These modest and mostly temporary increases – which was in line with
what other states passed, by the way – was made to prevent even more damaging cuts. Risky liquor deregulation Initiatives 1100 and 1105 would force more cuts. I-1100 comes with a hefty price tag of $115-$123 million; I-115 is an even more Cadillac plan, costing $513$547 million. Meanwhile, I-1053 is an irresponsible measure that would allow a minority of legislators to block the state from taking a balanced approach of cuts and modest revenue increases to protect our priorities. Had this been in place this year, the state would have had to cut another 70,000 from the Basic Health plan, plus 16,000 children from health care coverage and eliminating thousands of teachers. Indeed, this is a critical election. We’ll decide as a state if we want to see further erosion in what we’ve valued as Washingtonians. Remy Trupin is executive director of the Washington State Budget and Policy Center, an independent, nonpartisan think tank that specializes in state fiscal issues.
All together, we have cut our investments in education and opportunity by 11.3 percent during a time when education is critical to our future prosperity.
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Lake Washington students show ‘steady’ improvement in SAT scores Lake Washington School District (LWSD) seniors scored higher overall on the SAT last spring than in previous years. District students continue to score well above state and national averages. District scores by subject increased in the reading and writing tests while dropping one point on mathematics. At the same time, Washington state and national scores gained one point on average in math and remained the same in reading. State scores gained an average of one point in writing while national averages fell one point. Over the last five years, average SAT scores in Washington and nationally have fallen or remained the same. At the same time, LWSD’s average scores have increased by 11 in math, 13 in critical reading and 14 in writing on average. “We are seeing steady, sustained improvement in SAT scores,” LWSD superintendent Dr. Chip Kimball said. “Hard work by our teachers and students led to the continuous improvement we are after.” This year, the largest increase came in writing scores. LWSD collegebound seniors averaged 555 in writing, up four points from 551 in 2009. The mean for all college-bound seniors who took the test is
492, down one point from 2009. Washington state students scored 508 on average, up one point. LWSD students have improved their mean score every year in the five years since the
writing test began. Mean math scores decreased by one point for LWSD college-bound seniors, from 574 in 2009 to 573 in 2010 after a fourpoint jump from 2008 to
2009. State scores averaged 532, up from 531, and scores for all students who took the SAT averaged 516, up one point from 2009. Scores for LWSD seniors rose one point on average
in critical reading. They averaged 560 in 2010, up from 559 in 2009. That score compares to 524 for all students statewide and 501 for all students who took the SAT. Washington and
national scores were the same as the previous year. The number of district students taking the test did fall slightly this year, from 1174 in 2008 to 1123 in 2009.
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CALL FOR ARTISTS
The fourth annual Northwest Holiday Arts Gift Show will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Redmond Athletic Club, 8709 161st Ave. NE. A call for new artists is open through Sept. 30. To apply, visit the show’s Web site at www.nwholidayarts. com.
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MUSIC-MAKING WITH A TWIST Teen center now features Weird Instrument Club
Casey Catherwood, events coordinator at OFH, sings during a meeting of the Weird Instrument Club at the Old Fire House Teen Center in Redmond. The club has been meeting Thursday evenings throughout the summer at 16510 NE 79th St. and plans to continue through the fall. There’s no fee to join and all local teens are welcome.
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Dr. Demento would be so proud. Redmond’s Old Fire House (OFH) Teen Center, long famous for its all-ages rock concerts, now features a Weird Instrument Club, dedicated to adventurous music-making. The club has been meeting Thursday evenings throughout the summer at 16510 NE 79th St. and plans to continue through the fall. There’s no fee to join and all local teens are welcome. “We have a core group of teens that attends weekly and helps organize the meetings or jams,” said Dylan Wall, the media lab coordinator at the OFH. “People have brought all kinds of small noise makers and shakers, children’s toy instruments, industrial signal generators and proper weird instruments including bazooki, castanets, accordion, xylophone, djembe, conga drums and lots more. We’ll also allow electric guitars, as long as the sound is manipulated in a creative way.” Wall noted, “Our definition of ‘weird instrument’ can get a bit loose, but we’re just trying to stay away from a typical rock and roll jam. The goal is to create a unique
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orchestration using a very assorted collection of instruments.” At last, there’s a venue for folks who play spoons, a saw or an Oscar Mayer Wiener Whistle. And there’s no need to master “Stairway to Heaven.” Said Wall, “It’s hard to classify the songs that are played as anything other than avant-garde. Most rely heavily on a basic rhythm and treat pitch as an afterthought. Rather than focus on composition with the club, we rotate participants from instrument to instrument and explore the different sounds that each can make. It would be an absolute
blast to assemble a group that could perform, but it would require a revisioning of the program.” Of course, there still are plenty of opportunities for serious teen musicians to play and record at the OFH. Wall studied at Shoreline Community College and has worked at recording studios and music organizations throughout the greater Seattle area. Casey Catherwood, who also helps with the Weird Instrument Club, graduated from Redmond High School in 2006 and played many shows at the OFH while
working toward an associate’s degree at Seattle Central. “I wrote a weekly music column about all-ages music for The Stranger, worked at a record store and now I’m proudly the event coordinator or the best teen center in the world (the OFH),” said Catherwood. Teens with questions about the Weird Instrument Club or other performance opportunities at the OFH can e-mail Dylan Wall at DJWall@redmond.gov or Casey Catherwood at mccatherwood@ redmond.gov or call the OFH at (425) 556-2370.
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Rotary Club raising funds for orphanage in Egypt Community residents can bring donations to Edward Jones office on 164th Ave. NE Members of the Redmond Rotary Club, which meets Thursday afternoons at the Redmond Marriott Town Center, are raising funds to purchase a $40,000 bus for a girls’ orphanage in Zagazig, Egypt and collecting donations of toys and school supplies to brighten the girls’ holiday season. Suzy Burke-Myers, a local financial advisor and director of community service for the Redmond Rotary Club, will accept donations from the general public at her Edward Jones office, 8103 164th Ave. NE in Redmond, MondayThursday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. throughout the fall. Burke-Myers explained that her parents came from this same part of Egypt and she discovered, during a recent trip there, that the
girls in the orphanbetween Redmond age “have nothing.” Rotary and the girls “We will have a at this orphanage, basket at the office to to give them scholcollect things, toys, arships, maybe send art supplies, anything them to college, people can give,” said give them options Suzy Burke-Myers instead of being Burke-Myers. So far, she and forced to marry her fellow Rotarians when they are 17 or have purchased a washer 18,” Burke-Myers noted. and dryer, refrigerator and Redmond Rotary memstove for the orphanage and bers will travel to Egypt in she personally bought some November and December bedding for the girls. to personally deliver dona“Our hope is to set up tions from the community. a long-term relationship Burke-Myers is making
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A 45th State Legislative District candidate forum will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School commons, 22130 NE 133rd St. in Woodinville. Sen. Eric Oemig (D) and his opponent Andy Hill (R), Reps. Roger Goodman (D) and Larry Springer (D) and their opponents Kevin Haistings (R) and Mark Isaccs (R) have agreed to attend. The forum will be moderated by Linda Hanson, who is a former Washington State PTSA president, executive committee member of the Network for Excellence in Washington Schools, member of the Children’s Campaign Fund board of directors and a long-time education reform advocate. The event is free and open to the public.
Seattle optometrist helps legally blind to see again By Elena Lombardi Freelance Writer Just because you have macular degeneration or other eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy doesn’t mean you must give up driving. Ever look through a pair of field glasses or binoculars? Things look bigger and closer, and much easier to see. Dr. Ross Cusic is using miniaturized binoculars or telescopes to help people who have lost vision from macular degeneration or other eye conditions. “Some of my patients consider me the last stop for people who have vision loss.” Said Dr. Cusic, a low vision Optometrist. “People don’t know that there are doctors who are very experienced in low vision care.” Irv Matthes drove all the way from Penticton, BC to Kirkland, “Thank you for putting some living back into my life. I could never have done this without these reading glasses. Now I can write this letter and solve the daily cryptogram in the newspaper.” Macular Degeneration is the most common eye disease amongst the senior population. As many as 25% of those over 65 have some degree of degeneration. The macula is one small part of the entire retina, but it is the most sensitive and gives us sharp images. When it degenerates macular degeneration leaves a blind spot right in the center of vision making it impossible to recognize faces, read a book, or pass the driver’s vision test. The experts do not know what causes macular degeneration. But it is known that UV light from the sun is a major contributing factor. Other factors are smoking, aging of course, and improper nutrition. 15 to 20% of the time is is genetic. There are two types, wet and dry. The wet type involves leaky blood vessels and can be lasered shut. Unfortunately, it’s a temporary fix since other leaks usually occur. “Our job is to figure out everything and anything possible to keep a person functioning.” says Dr. Cusic. Washington and Oregon are among many states that allow the use of telescopic glasses to help meet the vision requirements for driving. Donald Pauerre, 72, a former county assessor from Anaheim, California was seen last November. I could not read my saxophone music anymore.”
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At least one nearby business owner is concerned about a large number of mature Maple trees being removed on Northeast 90th Street near Willows Road, to install a sidewalk and bike lane, but City of Redmond officials say the trees must go for safety reasons. “Even though Northeast 90th is a bit like an industrial park area, the nice thing
about Redmond is that usually they try to maintain green area anywhere they can. These trees were gorgeous, 40-foot tall trees that squirrels and birds lived in, and it’s a shame to see that it has to be turned into a typical barren ‘warehouse row’ kind of street without much green. Replacing 50-year old trees with saplings doesn’t do much good until 25 years down the road,” commented Charles Graves, owner of the Aqua Sports Kayak Shop on Northeast 90th Street. Phil Day, the construction project manager for the City of Redmond’s
2010 Sidewalk Improvements Project explained, “The project will provide a new sidewalk, curb, gutter and wheelchair ramps on the south side of Northeast 90th Street between Willows Road and 154th Avenue Northeast.” Day said, “A total of 33 trees are being removed and the reasons vary. Most are in conflict with the new sidewalk, which is restricted by the existing road on one side and parking for businesses on the other. Several trees were in the line of sight for drivers and are being removed for safety.
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A worker with Orting-based Silverback Tree Service cuts down limbs from a large Maple tree along Northeast 90th Street Wednesday afternoon. The project calls for the removal of 33 Maple trees to make way for a new sidewalk and bike path. BILL CHRISTIANSON, Redmond Reporter the council and added, “We are putting in a sidewalk and a bike lane along 90th. In order to build the sidewalk, the trees had to be cut down. Had there been another alternative, such as winding the sidewalk around the trees, we would have chosen it. There are more and more pedestrians and bikers using 90th. It has become a real
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Entering his 20th year of coaching cross country at Redmond High, head coach Denis Villeneuve has seen his fair share of amazingly talented runners. Many of them have gone through the program in just the past few years, with Sarah Lord and Devin McMahon on the girls’ side and runners like Aiden Irish, Mack Young and Will Young for the boys’ squad. While the team may not have that superstar runner of years past, Villeneuve said his young team has tons of potential, starting with his No. 1 runner on the boys’ team, senior Miles Hille, who was running in the shadows of Mack and Will last year.
Redmond High cross country team captains, from left, Cotter Boyle, Logan Dougherty, Jenna Sanders and Miles Hille lead the way on the trails for the Mustangs. Chad Coleman, Redmond Reporter “Miles is looking great,” said Villeneuve, adding that he won the seasonopening Kingco Preview Meet at Lincoln Park last week. “His time was eight
seconds slower than Mack Young’s tie in 2009 ... he has high goals and if he can stay healthy, he should do well.” Hille said that he has put in a lot of work during the
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felt easy,” Hille admitted, adding that he has his sights set on the top 10 at state. “I’m really excited for the year ... I’ve really tried to lengthen my endurance.” The rest of the boys’ side is looking especially solid, as four boys who were in the top 18 in Kingco all return, and the pivotal No. 5 spot will most likely be filled by incoming freshman Zach Kirwan. “We’re feeling pretty optimistic,” Villeneuve commented. On the girls’ side, the 2010 season should allow for last year’s runners to step up and have breakout years, and they will need to after the graduation of McMahon, who finished third at the 4A state meet last fall and now runs at Cornell University. “We graduated a bunch again ... we’ve got Kelsey Dunn, a freshman who looks real good, and Lila Rice, a
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No longer a secret on the tennis court, Jeff Jou has his sights set on a state berth. And Jou’s teammate, Scott Singleton, is aiming to make plenty of racket in his final high school campaign before taking flight at aeronautical school. Buddies since seventh grade, the two Redmond High School tennis stars have high hopes this fall.
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TENNIS PREVIEW 2010 more last fall, was a relative unknown last year on 4A Kingco courts, but not anymore after a district quarterfinal run last fall. “He’s good, he’s known now,” Singleton said. Redmond tennis coach Marceil Whitney said don’t be fooled by Jou’s diminutive stature. “For his size, he really knows how to put something behind that ball,” the coach said. “People who don’t know him and see his stature, they go ‘oh this is going to be a
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“I’ve learned how to get these kids ready,” the longtime coach said. “The veteran runners are being really good about educating the younger runners about following the coaching program. It will just take some time, you need experience and to learn some pacing, and all that. If they can stay healthy and get some
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Sound Publishing, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Advertising Sales Consultant at the Bellevue Reporter. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, both written and oral, and excel in dealing with internal as well as external contacts on a day-to-day basis. Candidate will need to have an exceptional sales background. Print media experience is a definite asset. If you have the ability to think outside the box, are customer-driven, success-oriented, self-motivated, well organized, and would like to be part of a highly energized, professional sales team, we want to hear from you! Must be computer-proficient with working knowledge of MSWord and Excel. Position requires use of personal cell phone and vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driverâ€™s License and proof of active vehicle insurance.
1 RARE Burial space left in The Garden of Assurance at Sunset Hills Memorial Park Cemeter y, Bellevue. Space 12, next to Open Book Of Scripture monument. Beautiful view for meditation. Last remaining plot, selling for $24,000 (per cemetery). Available for $11,500! Donâ€™t miss out on this great opportunity. Call: (772)486-8868
VERY BEAUTIFUL! 2 Italian Side Chairs, upholstered in ver y nice fabric. Like brand new. $550 for both. Oriental hand-tied wool rug. Paid $ 2 , 5 0 0 . S a c r i f i c e fo r $ 5 0 0 o r b e s t o f fe r. (253)874-7407
Sound Publishing, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Advertising Sales Consultant at the Marysville Globe/Arlington Times. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, both written and oral, and excel in dealing with internal as well as external contacts on a day-to-day basis. Candidate will need to have an exceptional sales background. Print media experience is a definite asset. If you have the ability to think outside the box, are customer-driven, success-oriented, self-motivated, well organized, and would like to be part of a highly energized, professional sales team, we want to hear from you! Must be computer-proficient with working knowledge of MSWord and Excel. Position requires use of personal cell phone and vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driverâ€™s License and proof of active vehicle insurance. Sound Publishing, Inc. is Washingtonâ€™s largest private, independent newspaper company. Our broad household distribution blankets the entire Greater Puget Sound region, extending northward from Seattle to Canada, south to Salem, Oregon, and westward to the Pacific Ocean. Compensation includes a base plus commission and an excellent group benefits program. EOE No calls or personal visits please. Please email your cover letter and resume to: email@example.com or mail to: Sound Publishing, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue S. Kent, WA 98032 ATTN: HR/ASMG
Reporter The Snoqualmie Valley Record, a division of Sound Publishing Inc., is an award-winning publication that has an immediate opening for a full-time Reporter. Our staff specializes in coverage of community news and activities in the Snoqualmie Valley. As a Reporter for the Valley Record, you will be expected to: tUBLFQIPUPHSBQITUPJMMVTUSBUFZPVSTUPSJFTBOECFDPNGPSUBCMFVTJOHBEJHJUBMDBNFSB tTIPPUBOEFEJUWJEFPTGPSUIFXFC tCMPHBOE5XJUUFS The most highly valued traits are: tUIFBCJMJUZUPCFEZOBNJDBOEUIJOLPVUTJEFUIFCPY tBOBOBMZUJDBMNJOEBOEJORVJTJUJWFOFTTUIBUFOBCMFTZPVUPFYUSBDUBOEGPMMPXHFOVJOFOFXTTUPSJFT tJOWPMWFNFOUXJUIBXJEFSBOHFPGDPNNVOJUZHSPVQT tUIFBCJMJUZUPFTUBCMJTIBSBQQPSUXJUIUIFDPNNVOJUZBOEJUTMFBEFST tCFJOHBNPUJWBUFE TFMGTUBSUFS 4PNFFWFOJOHTBOEPDDBTJPOBMXFFLFOETSFRVJSFE"UMFBTUPOFZFBSPGQSFWJPVTOFXTQBQFSFYQFSJFODFJTBQMVT Sound Publishing, Inc. is Washingtonâ€™s largest private, independent newspaper company. Our broad household EJTUSJCVUJPOCMBOLFUTUIFFOUJSF(SFBUFS1VHFU4PVOESFHJPO FYUFOEJOHOPSUIXBSEGSPN4FBUUMFUP$BOBEB TPVUIUP 4BMFN 0SFHPO BOEXFTUXBSEUPUIF1BDJĂĽD0DFBO4PVOE1VCMJTIJOHPGGFSTBHSFBUXPSLFOWJSPONFOU FYDFMMFOU IFBMUICFOFĂĽUT , WBDBUJPOBOETJDLUJNF BOEQBJEIPMJEBZT&0& If you have a passion for community news reporting, then we want to hear from you! Please email your resume, cover letter and a max. of 10 writing, photo/video samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Sound Publishing, Inc., 19426 68th Avenue S., Kent, WA 98032 ATTN: HR/RSV
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â€œWILLIEâ€™S TUNEâ€? (aka Dancer) 1991 Bay Mare, 16 plus hands. Real nice solid bred mare out of a famous Australian race mare called â€œName That Tuneâ€?. Her sire is Holy Wa r w i t h B o l d R u l e r, Nasrullah lineage with earning in racing at over 3 + million each. Dancer was used on trails by previous owner. Talented to go as a hunter or j u m p e r, o r d r e s s a g e prospect with more training. Sweet & loving. Registered thoroughbred 18 year old, good health, nice conformation, good blood lines, etc. Registration certificate #9127282. Trained by Ads with art attract Bill Dreadin. By â€œJukemore attention. boxâ€? from Great Britain, Call 800-388-2527 to a l s o a f a m o u s r a c e talk to your customer horse. This horse, Willieâ€™s Tune, was given to service representative. his daughter after he passed and was never Great Dane raced! Great for trail riding! $1,000. More available via email. 425888-5155
BICHON FRISE puppies. AKC Registered. Born July 11th. Taking d e p o s i t s. $ 8 0 0 e a c h . Will be vet checked and have first shots and be dewormed. Call for information, (360)874-7771, (360)621-8096 or go to website to see our adorable puppies! www.bichonfrise puppies4sale.com Coming soon, 1/2 Bichon Frise, 1/2 Pomeranian! www.bichonfrisepuppies4sale.com
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EMERALD CITY GYMNASTICS Booster Club is having a Huge 55 Family Yard Sale! Lotâ€™s of stuff! Plus a BBQ & Bake Sale! Sat., Sept. 18 th from 7am- 3pm at the East Facility, 17969 NE 65th Street, East of Marymoor Park. Stop by & check it out, rain or shine!!!
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Advertising Sales Consultant Sound Publishing, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Advertising Sales Consultant at the Snoqualmie Valley Record. This ideal candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, both written and oral, and excel in dealing with internal as well as external contacts on a dayto-day basis. Candidate will need to have an exceptional sales background. Print media experience is a definite asset. If you thrive on calling on new, active or inactive accounts both in person and over the phone; if you have the ability to think outside the box, are customer-driven, success-oriented, self-motivated, well organized and would like to be part of a highly energized, competitive and professional sales team, we want to hear from you! Must be computer-proficient at Word, Excel, and utilizing the Internet. Position requires use of personal cell phone and vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driverâ€™s License and proof of active vehicle insurance. Sound Publishing, Inc. is Washingtonâ€™s largest private, independent newspaper company. Our broad household distribution blankets the entire Greater Puget Sound region, extending northward from Seattle to Canada, south to Salem, Oregon, and westward to the Pacific Ocean. Compensation includes a base plus commission and an excellent group benefits program. EOE
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