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STATE BUDGET FAILS TO INCLUDE SR 167 FUNDING Legislature guts public works funding pool, maintains social services By Steve Dunkelberger

The state budget is now law. The twoyear deal was passed by lawmakers on June 28 and got a gubernatorial signature PHOTO COURTESY OF PORT OF TACOMA

SHIPPING. Expectations were for legislators to approve funding to complete SR 167 that would connect Puyallup Valley industrial areas to Port of Tacoma, which is increasingly attracting tourists for its waterway tours.


on June 29. The signature came just hours before the old budget was set to expire and kick off a government shutdown last weekend. Anyone thinking the legislative session that included two special sessions would have done more than craft a two-year budget would largely be wrong. The state’s two-year operating budget weighs in at $33.6 billion and had been bogged down since April, when it was originally set for passage but what bogged down with fights over proposed tax breaks See FUNDING / page A10


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PARKING. Tacoma’s Parking Technical Advisory Group has issued a list of recommended changes to the city’s parking policies around University of Washington-Tacoma as a way to open up more parking spaces to more cars. By Steve Dunkelberger

Downtown Tacoma has a parking problem, with street parking largely “at capacity” around the County-City Building on Yakima and Tacoma avenues and around the Museum District along Pacific Avenue up to Jefferson Avenue. At issue is that the street parking stalls aren’t “flipping” enough to feed local businesses, concluded Tacoma’s Parking Technical Advisory Group at a meeting of the City Council’s Economic Development Committee. The recommendations are the first proposed changes since paid street parking went into effect in 2010. The last citywide parking plan was conducted two decades ago. The city has slowly seen increases in paid parking since then, from 993,000 in 2011 to a projected 1 million this year. That level of activity will likely jump as State Farm moves into the former Russell Investments building later this year and the economy continues to improve after years of sluggish business activity. “People who say downtown is dead haven’t been downtown lately,” City Council member Marty Campbell said during the briefing. Recommendations to fix the issues include changing signs to boost the use of transit See PARKING / page A4




LOVELY IS CONTAGIOUS. (Top) Hillside Terrace will feature a mid-rise apartment building, park and playground. (Above) Steve Clair, left, and Michael Mirra (in one of his signature hats), stand amid the groundbreaking’s golden shovels.

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arth movers provided the happy background music on a sunny Thursday for Tacoma Housing Authority’s groundbreaking for Hillside Terrace. The 104 crummy apartments and outbuildings that once festered on the 2500 block of South Yakima Avenue are already gone – knocked down, recycled where possible, and hauled away. Workers are laying the foundation for a new community center and shoring up the hillside that will border the grounds of the 140 new apartments they will build in two phases. Thanks to thoughtful planning, the apartments will have more open space than the old layout, with gardens, parking and playgrounds all laid out to meet Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design standards. Phase I, on the 1.88 acres on the 2500 block between South Yakima Avenue and ‘G’ Street, will include the 6,925-square-foot Community Education Facility, a mid-rise building with 54 apartments and five town home buildings with 16 apartments. They’ve been designed by GGLO, are being built by Absher Construction Co. and will cost $15.8 million when they’re completed next July. Those 70 homes will be part of See THA / page A10

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Fitch Ratings has revised its outlook for the City of Tacoma from negative to stable. According to a recent statement from the national financial firm, the upgraded rating reflects an improvement in financial operations following the recent appointment of a new management team, positive general fund results for fiscal year 2012 after four consecutive years of deficits, and the adoption of a balanced budget for the 2013-14 biennium. “We’re encouraged by this news,” said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. “The City of Tacoma will continue to work hard to ensure that it stays on this healthier financial path.” The City of Tacoma’s $21.8 million unlimited tax general obligation (ULTGO) bonds continue to be rated at “A+,” $185.2 million limited tax general obligation (LTGO) bonds at “A” and $28.1 million convention center and parking revenue bonds at “A+.” Management projects modest additions to its fund balance in fiscal year 2013, which Fitch considers achievable if positive first quarter trends continue. “We want to ensure that the recent progress we’ve made is not reversed,” said City Manager T.C. Broadnax. “Work is already underway to address our long-term financial challenges.”


The theme this year for Art on the Ave is “Back to Art!” and there will be eight live art demonstrations and six to seven hands-on booths where festival attendees can get a free art lesson and make something themselves. It takes a lot of community support to put together events that are this large and complicated so organizers have put out a general call for some of the supplies needed. The more supplies, the more people can take part. This is a general call for donations or in-kind contributions to help these hands-on booths be as spectacular as possible and well equipped with materials needed to help inspire the creative spirit within us all. Wish list items: sidewalk chalk (of all shapes, sizes and colors); kid friendly paint that can be used on either vinyl or paper; paint brushes (gently used is a-okay); smocks (for the little ones in particular); reams of paper (white or colored); kid friendly scissors; small staplers/staples; glue sticks; plastic cups (for rinsing paint brushes); pencils/colored pencils; pop-up canopies/vendor tents to borrow for day of event (use duct tape or permanent maker to label your canopy as yours so there is no confusion and all borrowed canopies find their rightful owners). If you are able to provide any of these items for festival use, contact Visual Arts Coordinator Jackie Casella at jackie.d.fender@gmail. com and/or drop items at Northwest Costume, 2315 6th Ave., during business hours prior to July 13. Don’t have the goods but want to be involved with the festival? Art on the Ave has a lot of fun things for volunteers to get involved in this year and signing up is easier than ever with the online registration form on our website. Visit and click on “Get Involved” to describe what you’re good at and which volunteer job you’re most interested in. Art on the Ave will be held July 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 6th Avenue in between Cedar and Trafton Streets. 6th Avenue Business District’s 15th Annual Art on the Ave Festival stands out among the many festivals in Tacoma because it’s the chosen playground of the fresh vibrant art and music scene of Tacoma. Truly an all-inclusive event, Art on the Ave Festival is

attended every year by multiple generations of music and art lovers. Art on the Ave is the largest free art festival in Tacoma. The vision of the Art on the Ave Festival is to draw together the neighborhood and the business district, to see its businesses thrive and to promote the district throughout the entire northwest region. For more information, visit http://www.


The summer round of Tacoma Community College Foundation scholarships opened July 1 and runs through July 21. More than 60 scholarships are available, including the Vicci Martinez Arts Scholarship for Women (www. Scholarships awarded this summer begin fall quarter 2013. Available scholarships will be listed in the STARS application system. To apply, students should visit the Scholarship page at and create a STARS login. Applications must be completed by July 21.


From 10 p.m. Friday, July 12, through 4 a.m. Monday, July 15, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the westbound (1950) Tacoma Narrows Bridge to replace a problematic expansion joint. During that time, State Route 16 traffic will be reduced to two lanes in each direction and both directions will use the eastbound (2007) bridge. Over the extended weekend, WSDOT will reduce the SR 16 speed limit to 35 mph, and close the westbound SR 16 exit to 24th Street Northwest and the 24th Street Northwest onramp to eastbound SR 16. This work had originally been scheduled in April but was postponed pending delivery of the unique expansion joint. When WSDOT built the 2007 bridge, it included roadwork specifically designed to accommodate traffic switches between the two bridges. The weekend closure will be the first time WSDOT will enact that configuration, and it was chosen over several nightly westbound closures. Tolls will continue to be collected in the eastbound direction over the weekend. WSDOT must apply tolls fairly and consistently to generate enough revenue to cover debt payments for the 2007 bridge.


Veterinarians at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium humanely euthanized Homer, a 25-year-old Northern sea otter, July 1 after an exam showed severe wasting and other serious medical issues. Homer was believed to be the last sea otter survivor of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. She was named for the city in Alaska near where she was found and came to Tacoma shortly after the spill as one of about threedozen rescued sea otters placed in zoos and aquariums. During the last several days, she showed little interest in food and ate only a quarter of the 8-to-9 pounds of seafood a day needed to maintain the high metabolism of a sea otter. “She was very thin and showed a lack of body condition and muscle tone,” Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium head veterinarian Karen Wolf said. Sea otters eat several times daily to sustain the extreme energy levels their lives in ocean waters require. This morning, Homer weighed just 39 pounds, well off a female sea otter’s weight of more than 50. Homer also had blood in her urine and elevated blood glucose levels, Wolf said.

During a necropsy Monday afternoon, veterinary staff took tissue samples to help pinpoint the causes of Homer’s ailments as well as to bank them for possible later research needs, Wolf said. “It’s pretty monumental” that she’s the last Exxon Valdez oil spill survivor in U.S. zoos and aquariums, Wolf said. “She was an amazing animal. She taught a lot of people about conservation.” Until last fall, there were two sea otter survivors of the spill in North America. Kenai, 23, was humanely euthanized at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago due to deteriorating health brought on by her advanced age, Shedd officials said at the time. Sea otters’ lifespan is 15 to 25 years, and Homer, believed to have been born in 1988, was beyond that, said Lisa Triggs, a senior staff biologist who cared for and worked with Homer in the zoo’s Rocky Shores area for 17 years. “She was the best otter ever,” Triggs said. Homer reliably moved to her station for feedings five times a day and easily participated in her care, Triggs said. “She was very laid back. A sweetheart.” Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium deputy director John Houck praised veterinary and zoological staff for their attention to Homer during her 24 years at the zoo. “You provided compassionate, professional care for this animal,” he told them. Staff biologists feed the zoo’s otters five times daily to meet their high metabolic demands in addition to providing other care and ensuring that they get “toys” or enrichments to keep them physically and mentally stimulated. “We know Homer was the last surviving Exxon Valdez sea otter in North American zoos and aquariums,” said Houck, who went to Alaska to help with marine mammal rescue in the days following the spill. “It’s highly likely that she was the last sea otter on the planet to have survived that spill.” Thousands of sea otters perished immediately as a result of the 11-million gallon spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. More died in the days, weeks and months following the disaster. Heavily oiled otters like Homer ingested quite a bit of petroleum, Houck said. “They pumped a slurry of charcoal into those otters to try and neutralize the oil. It was a heroic effort, and it paid off in saving many otters’ lives.” Homer’s long life at Pont Defiance Zoo & Aquarium was a testament to that rescue effort, Houck said. In addition, she was an invaluable “teacher” on conservation issues and the effects of pollution on wildlife. “The entire Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium family is saddened by the passing of Homer,” Houck said. “She was much loved at the zoo and in the Tacoma community. But her loss won’t just be felt here, it will be noted around the world.”


Titlow Park, 1201 S. Puget Sound Ave., will have its grand reopening celebration on July 14 from noon to 3 p.m. The public is invited to come and help celebrate renovations to this historic Tacoma park and the total makeover this rare waterfront park has undergone. Tour the century-old Titlow Lodge and learn about its history. Take a guided nature walk along the lagoon, shoreline or woodlands. Splash in the new sprayground. Pack a picnic and stay for the day! Steamers Seafood Café is sponsoring the re-opening celebration and will be offering free tastes of some of their delicious menu items and offering a chance to win Rainier’s tickets or Steamers gift certificates.


An 18-year-old Tacoma man has been charged with first-degree child assault. Joshua Charles Paul Sullivan is accused of injuring his son. Detectives had been investigating an incident that occurred in May, when he and the mother of his weekold infant brought the baby to a hospital for treatment of a head injury. Doctors found evidence of abuse consistent with a baby being severely shaken. During questioning, Sullivan indicated he shook the baby and told detectives he accidentally bumped the baby’s head against a wall. Doctors felt the extent of the injuries were not consistent with that account. Superior Court Commissioner Meagan Foley issued a warrant for Sullivan’s arrest. He was arrested on July 2. The baby was released from the hospital and placed in foster care.


A police officer fatally shot a man on the East Side on June 29. The incident occurred near the intersection of East 28th Street and Portland Avenue. Cesar Beltran, who was panhandling, was asked to move along by the officer. Beltran attacked her with a pipe-like object. She first tried to shock him with a stun gun, but then fired her gun as he continued attacking her. The officer was injured. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and released.


A man robbed the Key Bank branch in the 3500 block of South 19th Street on June 28. He entered the bank and handed a teller a note stating he was armed and wanted cash. He obtained money and fled. Police believe he is the same man who robbed a U.S. Bank branch on South 38th Street June 24.


Washington State Patrol has extra patrols across the state on interstates and state highways. Troopers are enforcing all traffic laws, with extra attention to speeding, aggressive driving, impaired driving and seatbelt and child restraint violations. Statewide in 2012, troopers arrested 484 impaired drivers, issued 8,565 speeding tickets and 1,303 tickets for seatbelt violations during the 4th of July weekend.








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The one constant in the auto industry is change. Cars are always changing to fit the desires of drivers, while also staying profitable for the automakers. Sometimes car lines are tweaked between years, while other times bold moves are needed to recapture market share. Such was the case with the Ford Sedan Delivery of 1932. The automaker’s signature Model A was reporting slow sales. Ford needed a winner. Designers and engineers had worked around the clock to create the company’s first economical V-8 to meet the demands of car buyers. Ford built “deliveries” by converting its Tudor sedans by replacing a quarter window glass with a steel panel and a large rear door installed for easy access to storage. The 1932 Delivery had an inward-curved bumper that allowed for easy access to the cargo area by not requiring the driver to reach over the bumper. The car was designed for the small-end commercial car buyers, who might use the car for business deliveries. While it seemed perfect for that market, the pool of potential buyers was too small for large-scale production. The Sedan Delivery truck was only


produced for the last two months of 1932, and only 402 were built. That made it one of the rarest Fords of all time from the start. The fact that it was a commercial vehicle has since made it more rare, since business vehicles are often driven to exhaustion and discarded. Those that survived their business careers have gone on to be prizes for collectors. Such is the case for the one in the LeMay Collection of America’s Car Museum, which is an all-steel sedan body that was restored by well-known Dan’s Rod and Custom in Michigan. The mechanical and finishing work was completed by John Stimac, owner of Hot Rod Shop of Wisconsin, however.

The modified car is now powered by a 1953 Mercury 286, Flat Head V8 with Ross pistons and dual exhaust. The transmission is a 1939 Ford threespeed manual that was completely rebuilt with NOS bearings. The body is all Henry steel with NOS 1932 door handles, original Grille insert. The craftsmanship of the restoration and custom work has landed the car on the pages of Rod and Custom Magazine, CarTech’s America’s Coolest Rides Stationwagons and has won many awards including 2011 Goodguys Pacific NW Best Commercial entry. The car was donated to America’s Car Museum by Gerald Greenfield of Lake Tapps.


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TAGRO saves us from ourselves, and turns a profit By Kathleen Merryman

Gordon Behnke started Tacoma’s oldest workplace garden 21 years ago when he amended the soil on half an acre on the Tideflats. That garden was on the city wastewater management plant property, near the facility where they were making a new product out of necessity. With the treatment plant on the Puyallup River’s entrance into Commencement Bay, and some 200,000 people flushing and showering into the city’s sewer lines, engineers had to come up with a way to get the biosolids out the wastewater. Through the help of hungry hightech microbes, they figured out how to turn sewage into soil they suspected would be pure enough for farming. They named it TAGRO, and they sent it to the state and feds for testing. If it was pure enough to grow food, they thought, it could do wonders for a landscape that had been scraped clean of topsoil by the glaciers some 10,000 years ago. “When we found we had passed all the tests for root crops, I was the first one that put in the plants,� Behnke said. “I went out and bought 50-cent watermelon plants from the clearance rack.� Those watermelons did the Puyallup, and took first place. Behnke’s produce and flowers would take another 120 ribbons at the Western Washington Fair before he gave the rest of us a break. “I realized I was giving the best of the food to the fair, so we stopped going,� he said. Instead, he and his colleagues sent about 3,000 pounds of fresh produce to Tacoma’s food banks during the eight years of that half-acre garden. That was after they had shared tomatoes and onions with customers skeptical about the origins of this hot new soil. The sewage-to-table process can be a hard sell. Not any more, with most community gardeners welcoming it into their beds. Not any more, with the people who


HOMEMADE SOIL. Gordon Behnke, TAGRO biosolids supervisor, is growing, and sharing, artichokes, onions, garlic, squash, cukes and more in the workplace garden at Tacoma Public Works’ wastewater management plant. When they tell him they are worried buy so much potting soil, bark – and about the heavy metals they have heard truckloads of TAGRO mix – that the about in other cities’ biosolids, he lets product turns a profit. them know Tacoma addresses that probNot any more to the tens of thoulem at the sources. sands of others who come for a share of “We control the metals before they the free shovel-it-yourself pile. Behnke’s go into the sewer line,� he said. “We delighted by how many of them joke that have source control to make sure things it is “The Happiest Place on Earth.� aren’t being dumped. The storm sewers He is also happy to hear how many don’t go into our system. We don’t get languages float out of the do-it-yourself any water off the streets.� area. When visitors have gardening ques“People come in and I talk to them tions, he has answers. He, like many and get plants and ideas from around the others on the staff, is a Master Gardener, world,� he said. “Russia, Asia, Europe.� dedicated to the success of everyone Those are some of the plants he has who puts a seed into soil. put into the newer, smaller demonstra“If they have success, that success tion gardens around the grounds near the comes back to us,� he said. “We try not greenhouse he built, in large part from to leave people with unanswered quessalvaged materials. tions.� “I grow everything from seed except In the evenings, he sees the results for basil,� Behnke said. “I just can’t get when he walks his neighborhood. It is in that.� the North End, but the scene is the same Welcome to the club, Gordon. all over Tacoma. People are putting in The small gardens, he said, are his raised beds – in their front yards, side best marketing tools. Instead of the food yards and back yards. People in other banks, he gives the produce to visitors. cities talk about their “parking strips.� Tacomans call them “planting strips.� HOW DOES YOUR WORKPLACE GARDEN GROW? The trend, said Behnke, seems to Are you and your employer up for the challenge of a workplace garden? If have grown over the past 10 years. so, we want to hear from you. “They put in the raised beds, and they Tell us the kind of space you have, the work you do, and why you think a surround them with our black bark, and garden is a good fit. they really pop. That’s a huge reward, Let us know how you decided the size and form. Are you going raised bed to be able to walk around my neighboror in-ground? What is your planting medium? Will you go with food, flowers hood, and see the soil I had a hand in or a combination? What will you do with the things you grow? making,� he said. “TAGRO has grown to What’s your position on garden art? Do you fear gnomes? How about clown be a nationally-recognized program. We gnomes? have proved you can make great soils.� Over the summer, we will share tips and award prizes. Where better to demonstrate that Let us know what you’re growing at work at than in a workplace garden?

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Campaigns underway for fast-food employees and all Tacoma workers By Jeff Johnson Hey hey, ho ho, these low wages have got to go! Forget the burger, forget the fries, it is time our wages were supersized! Recently, over the span of 24 hours, chants like these rang out all over Seattle and King County as hundreds of young fast-food workers went out on strike to protest low wages and the lack of a voice at the workplace. I was able to picket and march with about 200 of these young workers and community supporters on Capitol Hill in front of the Qdoba and Subway stores on Broadway. Their spirits were as high as their message was simple and straightforward. This was a strike against poverty and the obscene inequality that exists in our country and Seattle. In between chants, young workers spoke passionately about the difficulty of making rent payments, buying groceries and supporting young families on fast-food wages. At least six fast-food stores around

Seattle and environs were closed down in the strike, but attention to the issue gained enormous attention. Workers who went out on strike were escorted back into the stores to reclaim their jobs and they will take with them the dignity of standing up for a just cause. Though the 24-hour strike is over, this is only the beginning of a movement to raise wages above poverty and to have a voice at the workplace. Stay tuned. Recently, the Healthy Tacoma Campaign to bring paid sick and safe days to workers who are employed in Tacoma was kicked off at the Pierce County Central Labor Council by Secretary/Treasurer Patty Rose. Several hundred union members, community leaders, elected officials and small business owners came together to announce the principles of this campaign: No one should have to go to work sick; workers should not lose income or fear losing their job because they stay home sick; and paid sick leave is a public health, workers’ right and moral issue. Restaurant worker Alma Gutierrez told a story about when her son suffered a severe broken leg during a soccer game while she was at work.

When she asked her employer for time off to join her son at the hospital she was told she could go but that she would lose her job if she did. Gutierrez said, “how is it fair to have to choose between earning an income and caring for what is most important in my life, my child?” State Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) sponsored House Bill 1313, which would have extended paid sick and safe leave at the state level. She spoke passionately about the need for a City of Tacoma ordinance. Paraphrasing Jinkins, she said that a parent should not have to decide on Monday or Tuesday whether to stay home with a sick child or lose bringing home a paycheck on Saturday – we are better than that in Tacoma; we are better than that in Washington. Anders Ibsen, a Tacoma City Council member who will sponsor the paid sick leave ordinance, revved up the crowd and gave a sense of what it would take to pass this ordinance. Ibsen is a fierce advocate for this issue and an eloquent spokesperson. Jeff Johnson is president of Washington State Labor Council.

Smoking, seat belts, recycling and guns – America’s changing social values By Bill Johnston Garbage. Probably not the first thing that enters your mind when you think of Hawaii. But those two words – Hawaii, garbage – made me realize my view of what is and is not acceptable in the city and culture I live in. It made me realize how wrong the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is. You can and we have done so in some rather major ways. It came together and struck me when I took out the garbage at our condominium at Kailua-Kona. My wife and I have owned our condo for six years and over that time the simple act of taking out the garbage has become a cultural shock. Here is why. With the exception of aluminum cans and bottles clearly marked HI 5 cents, nothing is recycled! Not paper, plastic, yard waste – nothing. Everything else is destined for the landfill on Hawaii or shipped to the mainland. Pollution and waste. Here in Tacoma we recycle everything. Food waste even goes into the yard waste containers and the city manufactures some of the best natural fertilizer on the planet, TAGRO. For gawd sakes people, Hawaii is an island! It should be among the leaders of recycling. But it is all about culture, is it not? What you are used to and how your community has always done something and thought about things. Hawaii is just getting around to banning smoking in parks. How many years ago did we do that? And

unlike Hawaii, our climate does not lend itself to having tourists outside in parks year round. But smoking bans offer a great example of what I am getting to here. Just look at how Americans have changed their cultural views on smoking. I can remember sitting in my university classrooms listening to the professor lecturing as I smoked a cigarette and sipped a cup of coffee. Unbelievable, given the universal acceptance of smoking bans throughout the United States today. Few complain or attempt to break the rules. People change the way they think for the better. I am old enough to remember the introduction and hostility toward (yes, believe it or not) the seat belt. I still remember my Dad saying, “It is just silly.” I think he, like a vast majority of Americans, came to change their minds on the subject. I am encouraged that Hawaii County just outlawed plastic bags. So there is hope. But Americans need to change their cultural attitude on another very dangerous presence in our society and that is guns. American culture glorifies guns, violence and murder. We let the corporate media feed our children hours and hours of senseless mayhem while often tolerating a government that wants to regulate what we do in the most private parts of our lives. I have owned and shot guns all my life. But I have to admit my attitude is changing. Just as I was once a smoker, I no longer tolerate it in my home or around me. My cultural attitude has

changed, as it has for most Americans. Since the murder of those 20 children and six adults in Connecticut I am viewing my personal gun culture far differently than I did a year ago. I cannot help but think millions of other Americans are doing so as well. This change in cultural thinking is going to translate itself in many ways in my life. I believe the National Rifle Association and their Congressional allies were accessories to the murder of those students and school staff. I did not pay attention to who the NRA endorsed for office in the past but now I will find out and never vote for one of their endorsed candidates again. No matter whether they are Democrats or Republicans. As with recycling – or rather the lack of it – creates a cultural shock for me every time I empty the garbage in Hawaii, I react far more negatively to the murder culture we live in. In the future I will forever reject the organizations and people associated with it. I had never contributed to antigun groups before but I have done so every month since the Connecticut murders. I just saw the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has raised more than $11 million to go after the NRA and their blood-soaked political agenda. Seat belts, smoking, recycling – we can change and have. I hate to create a pun, but guns are the next target down the road.

It has been eight months since Washington voters approved Initiative 502, a ballot measure that legalized marijuana for recreational use by adults. Since then, Washington State Liquor Control Board has been working to establish guidelines for the production and sale of marijuana, including how licenses will be issued. Of the 12 individuals who represent our state in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, only four have acknowledged voting for I-502. Lawmakers from several states, including Colorado, Oregon and California, have taken up the cause of amending federal drug laws. The Controlled Substances Act lists marijuana in the same classification as heroin and LSD. None of the marijuana-related bills in the House were introduced by a member from Washington. Two Democrats, Representative Jim McDermott of Seattle and Representative Adam Smith of Bellevue, who represents a section of Tacoma, are co-sponsors of two of the bills. The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing the new laws in Washington and Colorado, the other state that legalized marijuana for recreational use last year. The official stance of the federal government is that states cannot nullify the Controlled Substances Act. In a memorandum issued in 2009, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addressed states that legalized marijuana for medical use. It left prosecution at the hands of federal attorneys, indicating that large-scale traffickers could be charged with crimes, while patients using small amount to relieve their suffering would be left alone. Now, with our state government working to shift the marijuana trade from being an illicit activity to an above-board form of commerce, it is time that the federal government addresses the conflict between our state initiative and federal drug laws. U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) has introduced the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act. If passed into law, it would make acts allowed under state marijuana laws no longer a federal crime. McDermott and Smith are co-sponsors. I-502 was approved by people across the state, and undoubtedly across the political spectrum. It most likely received overwhelming support among liberals. Rohrabacher’s career highlights would hardly place him to the left of center. He served as a speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, as well as on two of his presidential campaigns. His first run for Congress was a success due in part to fundraising help from his friend Oliver North. During a debate a few years ago, he publicly supported Proposition 8, which defined marriage in California as only between a man and a woman. However, unlike many Republicans in Congress, Rohrabacher supports the medical use of marijuana and views this as a matter that should be handled at the state level. He has backed legislation that would prevent the Department of Justice from prosecuting patients in states where marijuana is legal for medical use. He feels other conservatives should view marijuana use as a states’ rights matter, a view generally in line with conservative principles. Rohrabacher’s bill has been referred to a House subcommittee. Having strong bi-partisan support will be necessary for it to move forward. So far, 18 House members have signed on as co-sponsors. During a time of year when Americans celebrate our independence, consider exercising your right to petition the government with a grievance. Where does your Congressman stand on this bill? Congress will return from its 4th of July break next week. Members of our state delegation should hear from Washingtonians about this bill. The above opinion represents the view of Tacoma Weekly’s editorial board.

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BALL CONTROL. Sounders U23 forward

CRISP LEADS CLOVER PARK TO SUMMER LEAGUE TITLE Warriors top Lincoln, Foss at TCC Tournament By Jeremy Helling


ummer basketball gives most teams an opportunity to reload, develop talent and identify who next year’s go-to player may be. But Clover Park still has its main guy. Senior-to-be David Crisp scored 23 points in the semifinals against Lincoln and tallied 29 points in the finals versus Foss to lead the Warriors to the Tacoma Community College Summer League Tournament title on June 27. While the star guard knows he will be counted on as the big-time playmaker next year for Clover Park, he noted his focus this summer is “just making my team better…so when the time comes next season for them they’re ready, they’re used to it and not just out there on the court.” Crisp helped the Falcons control much of the first half in the championship against Foss, including a behindthe-back pass to Markel James for an easy layup with seven minutes left in the period for a 24-14 lead. But Foss freshman-to-be Roberto Gittens nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer to cut the deficit to 28-26 at the break. Crisp took over in the second half, scoring 21 of his 29 points – including a clutch three-pointer with just over seven minutes left to give the Warriors some breathing room with a 53-49 lead. The Falcons hung tough, but the Warriors’ Tino Smith nailed another three and Crisp followed with a nice dish to James for a dunk and a 62-55 lead that created more space with just under four minutes left. James finished with 16 points while Smith added 11 points for the Warriors. The Falcons were missing four key players due to various commitments, but were led by by Lincoln transfer Ar’Mond Davis, who scored a teamhigh 22 points, while Olashawan Miller added 16 points and Gittens scored 13 points. “It’s tough because you get all these young kids in that environment, and you try and get them to do the right things but they don’t necessarily know what we’re doing yet,” said Foss head

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SCORING POWER. (Top) Clover Park guard David Crisp (3) drives to the hoop in the semifinal win over Lincoln. (Middle) The Warriors’ Markel James (middle) dishes a no-look pass in Clover Park’s win over Foss in the finals. (Bottom) Foss’ Ar’Mond Davis goes up for a layup in the loss to Clover Park.

Sean Okoli looks to corral a ball as its played forward during the 3-3 draw versus the Washington Crossfire on June 30. By Jeremy Helling

The Sounders U23s found themselves facing a one-goal deficit for a majority of the game against the Washington Crossfire, unable to seize momentum for long. But after falling behind for the third time early in the second half, a late strike by substitute Eric Stevenson provided the final equalizer, and the U23s earned a much-needed 3-3 draw with the Crossfire on June 30 at Redmond High School. “I’m really proud of our guys,” said U23s head coach Darren Sawatzky. “Some guys came into the game and changed it and worked really hard…but we gave away too many easy goals.” The Crossfire took the lead in the fourth minute when Matthew Sarett avoided a tackle on the left side of the box and drove a low shot past Sounders keeper Zac Lubin and into the right netting. The Sounders equalized in the 37th minute when Aodhan Quinn sent a pass down the left sideline to Aaron Kovar, who outraced the defense and sprinted toward goal. Kovar sent a low pass – that Sawatzky described as “world class” – to the middle of the box, where Luis Esteves slid to drive a shot past Crossfire keeper Mike Arguello for the equalizer. “Luckily we’ve got guys like Aodhan and Jordan Schweitzer and Michael Harris, who can really hit a good ball outside,” Kovar said. “Once it’s there, the space is open and we can put it in and do what we like.” But the momentum was short-lived, as James Moberg converted a penalty kick three minutes later after being fouled in the box to regain a 2-1 lead for the Crossfire. The Sounders had a couple golden opportunities to equalize before the half, as Esteves found forward Sean Okoli wide open on the right side in the 42nd minute, but Okoli’s low shot sailed just left of goal. Okoli then laid off a pass for Quinn at the top of the box in the 45th minute, but Quinn’s shot flew just left as well. But they equalized again just four minutes after halftime, as Kovar got past a defender near the left sideline and sent a beautiful cross into the middle, where Mark Lee slammed it into goal with a header. The Crossfire answered immediately again, as Sean Russell outraced the U23s’ defense on the right side in the 51st minute and slammed a goal past Lubin to regain a 3-2 lead. The Sounders then began subbing liberally to bring in fresh legs, and were able to maintain possession on the Crossfire’s half, but were unable to strike over the next 30 minutes. But two subs provided a spark in the 82nd minute, as Maximiliano Estrada took a pass on the right side and sent a pass in the middle to Stevenson, who drove a low shot past Arguello from 30 yards out. “Every time (the Crossfire) scored one, we just had to keep moving forward,” Kovar said. “We had some guys that came off the bench that made a real difference.” The draw provided the U23s with a valuable point in the league standings, as they maintained a three-point lead over the Crossfire for fourth place – one spot below playoff positioning. The U23s were set to travel to EdmondsWoodway High School on July 4 to take on the North Sound Seawolves at 7 p.m., and will host the Victoria Highlanders on July 7 at 2 p.m. at Sunset Chevy Stadium in Sumner.

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SEATTLE MARINERS’ RECENT DRAFT CHOICES RISING UP CHAIN QUICKLY First-round choice Peterson headlines 2013 class


EARLY RETURNS. Seattle Mariners 2013 first-round draft choice D.J. Peterson is already flourishing with the Everett AquaSox, hitting three homers and driving in 16 runs in his first 12 games. By Karen Westeen Correspondent

While the Seattle Mariners haven’t been putting out the results on the field this season, the recently completed amateur baseball draft once again gives some hope that young prospects can turn it around in the future. The jewel of the class is infielder D.J. Peterson, the Mariners’ first-round choice and the 12th overall pick out of the University of New Mexico. Although many first-round picks have played in Tacoma, only a few are still with the organization at any level. They include infielder Dustin Ackley (2009), pitcher Taijuan Walker (2010), pitcher Danny Hultzen, the second overall pick in the 2011 draft, catcher Mike Zunino (2012) and Peterson (2013.) Peterson was one of the few picks who was signed soon after being drafted. Ackley was back in Tacoma recently to work on learning a second position, in the outfield. He returned to Seattle on June 26, but injured a thumb while diving for a ball in the outfield a couple of days later and is currently day-to-day. Hultzen spent two months in Arizona this spring rehabbing a strained left rotator cuff. He returned to Tacoma one June 25 and started the game on June 27 when he pitched six scoreless innings for a 2-0 win over Las Vegas. Zunino began the season with Tacoma. After 47 games here he was promoted to Seattle on June 11 and got his first start

on June 12. In his first eight games with the Mariners he has hit one home run, and thrown out 25 percent of would-be base stealers. Tom McNamara, Mariners’ Director of Amateur Scouting, says Zunino is “a tough kid who comes from a good baseball family,� adding he is “a dependable, sturdy receiver with an accurate Major League arm and strong leadership qualities. Like (Kyle) Seager he will scuffle in the beginning but he has the strength, aptitude, eye-hand coordination and mental toughness to figure it out.� As far as his offense goes, McNamara says Zunino has extra-base strength in his swing. Walker began the season in Double-A. He just got promoted to Triple-A on June 22. His first start with the Rainiers was June 25 when he earned a 1-0 win over Fresno. Pitching six innings, he gave up four hits while walking two. He also won his second start July 1, working five innings in a 4-1 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and striking out eight, walking two, and giving up two hits but no runs. Peterson can play either first or third base. He started his professional career with the Everett AquaSox on June 19, and hit his first home run on Saturday, June 22, accounting for all the runs in Everett’s 3-1 win over Hillsboro. On Sunday, June 23, he outdid that by hitting his second home run, a grand slam, which figured prominently in Everett’s 6-5 comeback

win over Hillsboro. The eventual walkoff run was driven in by Kyle Seager’s younger brother Justin, also part of this year’s draft class. Peterson has been solid so far with the AquaSox, hitting three homers and driving in 16 runs in his first 12 games as of July 2. McNamara said that Peterson’s bat is his best tool, adding he is “one of the top college bats in this year’s draft. We always liked his short-to-the-ball explosive swing. We are excited to have a player with his talent and character in the Seattle organization.� Preparing for each year’s draft begins long before the three-day event in early June. Scouting reports come in for months, even years, from all over the country. Players are evaluated for their skills or tools, as well as how they would fit into the system. Of course the player the Mariners figure to pick first could be gone by the time their turn comes. Then it’s back to plan B or maybe C. As soon as the draft is over, the signing process begins. Signing bonuses are involved. If players (and their agents and lawyers) do not feel the initial offers are what the players deserve, this process can go on for many weeks. The signing deadline now is in mid-July. Sometimes the two sides cannot come to terms; then the player can choose not to sign, return to school, and go back into the draft the following year. So far this year the Mariners have signed all but eight of their 40

picks. After he was drafted, Ackley did not sign with the Mariners until 15 minutes before the deadline on August 17, 2009, so his only professional playing time that year was in the Arizona Fall League. However, he said that because his college season with the University of North Carolina was extended by playing in the College World Series, it was good to get some time off before he began his professional career. Ackley played 52 games in Tacoma at the end of 2010 and started the 2011 season here. He was called up to the Mariners on June 16, 2011, just a little over two years from the date he was drafted. He was in the Mariners’ starting lineup on June 17, his first Major League game. Playing second base and batting sixth, he got a single in his first at-bat. During the three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies, he also hit his first Major League homerun and triple. Walker was drafted out of Yucaipa High School in Southern California. He pitched at the rookie level in Peoria, AZ, in 2010, and began this year playing for single A Clinton, Iowa. In 14 games there he had a record of 4-4 and an ERA of 2.84. Draft picks are signed for seven years with the organization, but can be traded before that period is up. Hopefully Zunino, Peterson, Walker and the other recent draft picks are players who won’t be seen succeeding in other teams’ uniforms for many years to come.

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coach Mike Cocke’. “But that’s summer. That’s what you use it for.” The Falcons had breezed past South Kitsap 58-32 earlier in the semifinals, using a 17-0 run to take a 22-5 lead midway through the first half and coast the rest of the way. Davis again led the Falcons with 19 points, hitting three threepointers. “He’s done a good job for us this summer,” Cocke’ said. “He’s shot the ball well, and he’s long and can get to the rim. He’s very talented offensively.” Gittens scored 12 points against the Wolves, while Miller added 11 points. South Kitsap had beaten Stadium 38-35 on June 26 to advance to face the Falcons. Clover Park had topped Lincoln 59-56 in the other semifinal, as Crisp scored 11 points in the first seven minutes to help the Warriors build a quick 19-4 lead. But the Abes – who lost stars Tre’Shaun Fletcher to graduation and Ahmaad Rorie to a transfer this offseason – relied on a cast of characters to cut the lead to 27-23 at the break. “These guys are young,” said Abes head coach Aubrey Shelton. “But we had a very good JV team last year – one of the best JV teams we’ve ever had actually. So it’s been kind of up and down, with the inexperience and a little immaturity.” Incoming freshman Londrell Hamilton provided a huge spark for the Abes early in the second half, scoring two quick baskets to tie the score and giving Lincoln a 30-29 lead with a free throw four minutes into the period. Hamilton scored 14 of his team-high 15 points in the second half, showing a solid ability to drive to the rim. “He’s probably the best ninth grader in the city,” Shelton said, also noting the effort of returning players Isaiah Barsh, Tre Brown, Cameron Collins and Semaj Booker. The Abes stayed close the rest of the game, and had a shot to tie at the buzzer, but a three-pointer clanked just off the rim. Crisp had scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the first half, while Smith added 10 secondhalf points for the Warriors.


INCOMING TALENT Lincoln incoming freshman Londrell Hamilton goes under Clover Park’s David Crisp for a reverse layup

in the Abes’ loss to the Warriors in the semifinals.

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SUMMER LEARNING. Tacoma Public Library’s Story Lab is well used during the summer with teens working on video projects, like the 30-second book reviews the book group posts on its blog to help younger children select books worth reading. By Steve Dunkelberger

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Think of it as the “new math.� A week or so has passed since the final school bell rang and those schoolage children who wanted to just “veg out� all summer break have now issued their demands for something to do, and they want it now. It’s a good thing, then, that Tacoma Public Schools, Metro Parks, the Tacoma Public Library and other groups have options for vacationing students to avoid death by boredom. Breakfast and lunch programs through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction are available at most public schools around Tacoma, although the registration period has come and gone. But Metro Parks has drop-in lunch and activity offerings at community parks around the city as well. Metro Parks Tacoma will provide meals at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and

the art of filmmaking through a partnership with Tacoma Public Library’s StoryLab program and its state-of-the-art video editing studio. The library also has story times, activities and book clubs meeting during the summer for early readers, teens and adults. Each club has its own rules and prizes as well as special programs and events including magic shows, puppets, music, family crafts and games. Yes, the library will have a Mario Kart video game challenge this summer. If cultural education is the goal, children ages 8 to 12 might want to check out the Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s roster of summer camps that explore the cultures of 15 countries during the three, full-week camps. Children can have fun learning about the cultures and traditions of Pacific Rim nations through interactive lessons, arts, crafts, and cultural games. Each week focuses on five cultures, with one country being highlighted every day. Children can enroll in a single week or the whole three-week slate of cultural education and entertainment.

younger. Metro Parks Tacoma encourages participation by all regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or ability. On top of free eats, Metro Parks has free playground and park activities on its summer calendar, including a Ready to Learn Mobile Tech Lab that will visit Wright Park on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays so children can learn math and literacy skills as they play computer games starring their favorite PBS characters. They receive sticker journals to track their adventures, record what they learn, and win prizes. This project is funded by a Ready To Learn grant provided by the Department of Education to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and KBTC, a service of Bates Technical College. For theatrical activities, Tacoma Youth Theatre, Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse and Lakewood Playhouse have summer theater camps as does the Grand Cinema, which is hosting Summer Film Camps to teach children

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here and proposed tax hikes there to balance the books. It was the latest time lawmakers had passed a budget in two decades. “There are certainly some good things in the budget but it makes you wonder why it took 153 days to do it,” City of Tacoma Government Relations Manager Randy Lewis said. “There is no reason that I can see that it would take this long to draw up.” And even the “good things” were less victories than non-defeats. Social services funding, for example, was not cut as deeply as initial proposals suggested. But it did not increase either, even after deep cuts during the last two budgets. “At least they didn’t make that worse,” Lewis said. The state, for example, did not take all of the money from liquor sales that was intended for local governments as it did during the last budget. Lawmakers only took half of the money once bound for cities, which means Tacoma gets about $800,000 it had not expected. The state budget avoids new taxes by changing the laws on estate taxes and telephone fees to the tune of about $250 million but also includes many unsustainable accounting shifts that push big decisions to the next budget battle. The state budget, for example, adds funding to public schools around the state, roughly about $1 billion, or a 12 percent bump, as a “down payment” to reach the estimated $3 billion funding gap outlined by the State Supreme Court’s McCleary v. State decision in 2012 that ruled Washington lawmakers were in violation of the state Constitution by failing its “paramount duty to amply fund” basic, public education. Estimates of doing that would have added about $3 billion to the state’s roster of spending. The added funding, albeit less than required, also comes as the Legislature voted down a cost-ofliving increase for teachers for the second budget in a row, even after state voters approved an initiative to mandate the raises. Much of the funding for that educational “down payment” comes from the six-year transfer of the state’s Public Works Trust Fund that provides local governments with low-interest loans for utility and road projects. That means governments will have to pay higher interest rates found in the private market to fund infrastructure projects. Despite wide-reaching support, funding for the final, billion dollar-plus leg of State Route 167 did not make the budget cut. But lawmakers have pledged to look for “reforms” and “efficiencies” next year to keep that 30-year effort alive as a way to improve freight mobility between the industrial and warehouse centers found in the Puyallup Valley and Port of Tacoma waters. The package to fund SR 167’s completion included nearly $1 billion through a gas tax increase of 10.5 cents per gallon, and was called by legislators around the state as “the single largest economic development project in the state.” The increased gas tax would have also funded more lanes along Interstate 5 around Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which is a bottleneck around commute times.


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the 190 total when phases II and III, including the 1800 block up the street, are done. THA is still working on the financing for those phases. It has been working on that for 15 years, Housing Authority Board Commissioner Stanley Rumbaugh told Thursday’s crowd. The old buildings were so awful the housing authority was eager to tear them down. Built early in the 1970s on an awkward three-story design, the apartments failed on the market. Tacoma Housing Authority bought the four apartment complexes between the 1500, 1800, 2300 and 2500 blocks of South Yakima Avenue and G Streets. For the past 20 years, it has been regretting it. Aside from the shoddy design and building material, the apartments sat on landscapes with blind spots that invited criminal activity. THA gathered funding to renovate down to the studs the buildings on the 1500 block and demolish and rebuild those on the 2300 block. Senior project manager Steve Clair managed the latter. Those projects changed the look and spirit of their neighborhoods. No longer dumps, they inspired private developers and non-profits to invest in the neighborhood. Those other developers have renovated old apartments, torn down wretched ones and created avenues of attractive town homes and apartments as well as new and refreshed single-family homes. “We believe both ugly and lovely are contagious,” said Michael Mirra, THA’s executive director. That’s why the remnants of Hillside Terrace were an embarrassment. “We’ve been trying to tear this place down for 15 years,” he added. Fifteen years ago THA got the demolition money, but not the money to replace them. “That was not okay,” Rumbaugh said of killing units, however shabby, when there is a critical shortage of public housing. THA patched them up and kept them on until it could figure out how to pay for new ones. It tried for a federal Housing and Urban Development Hope VI grant of the kind that provided the base for Salishan’s redevelopment. In spite of its excellent reputation with HUD, it didn’t get it.


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In the end, it put together that $15.8 million package built on tax credits, grants and loans with the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority, City of Tacoma, Washington State Department of Commerce, HUD and Tax Credit Equity and loan partner Chase Bank. That’s for Phase I only. THA is working on Phases II and III. Rumbaugh is confident. “Affordable housing that is attractive and well-kept” looks good to investors and funders, he said, especially when it is managed by a housing authority, like THA, with a national reputation for innovation and integrity, he said. “Stay tuned,” he said. “There will be more to come as we find the money.” The money is only part of the deal. The buildings are only part of the plan. Tacoma Housing Authority defines itself by its mission statement to provide clients with “high quality, stable and sustainable housing and supportive services to people in need. It does this in ways that help them prosper and help our communities become safe, vibrant, prosperous and just.” To that end, it is collaborating with Tacoma Public Schools, Bates Technical College, WorkForce Central and Goodwill to give all its residents, including those who will live in Hillside Terrace, access to the education and skills to work their way out of public housing and into independence. That is Tacoma, done attractively, proactively and responsibly. That is Tacoma done right. “It’s a different perspective when you come at it from that side of the fence,” she said. “It makes that side of the fence even more important, making a difference.” In 2011 McLaughlin was one of 1,583 people who came for services provided by 50 Pierce County agencies and volunteer groups. They came for glasses, socks, prescriptions, checkups and referrals. They needed vaccinations, replacement identifications, mental health and veterans’ services, and help with their taxes. “They had all the things that make you feel like a million bucks, like a haircut or a coat,” she said. But you need to have a strategy, she warned. “Last year I got glasses. You have to get there and set your priorities and go where you need to go first.” And, if you have paperwork and documents you think would be useful,

you should bring them. McLaughlin had lost everything after she was laid off from her job as a Pierce County Council receptionist. She was taking classes at University of Phoenix by day, sleeping in her truck near Wright Park at night and asking no one for help. “One of the hardest things about being homeless is feeling useless,” she said. “I didn’t tell my kids. I didn’t tell anyone.” Project Homeless Connect took that shame away. The volunteers, more than 125 last year, respect the guests, and temper efficiency with kindness. They ask guests what worked, and what did not. They gather data on who came, what they needed and what they did not get. When organizers sorted through that information, they realized Project Homeless Connect has outgrown Tacoma Dome and can no longer fit into a single day. The number of people who need its services has grown and become more diverse, including families who, thanks to layoffs and foreclosures, are homeless for the first time and do not know how to navigate the systems built to help them. Although there is not enough of it, that help is more effective than ever. The people who provide shelter, from dormitories to long-term homes for people on very low incomes are developing and expanding the counseling and support that are getting even the most damaged among us into safe housing, and out of jails and emergency rooms. Innovators have won funding to turn empty foreclosed houses into affordable homes. They are running sustainable clinics that keep people with chronic illnesses stable. Project Homeless Connect has been part of that trend. Founded in 2007, it was the first such program in the state, and proved to be worth copying from Bellingham to Vancouver. In 2011, the National Association of Free Clinics, impressed by PHC’s collaboration and accountability, chose Tacoma for its 10th free clinic nationwide. They served about 1,200 people at Tacoma Dome that April. The people who have accomplished all this, often on their own time, their own dime, have days when they falter. When they do, I hope they look at the people pulling all of this community’s strengths into the fight, and know they are in the right army – and that Shirley McLaughlin is grateful to be marching with them.

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Paula Poundstone performs at Pantages to kick off Tacoma LGBT Pride

By Ernest A. Jasmin

Paula Poundstone’s witty, improvisational style of stand-up allowed her to become one of comedy’s biggest stars in the 1990s. In recent years, she’s become equally well known for her frequent appearances on NPR’s news-themed game show “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” On July 12, she’ll bring her talents to Pantages Theater where she’ll headline a kickoff concert for Tacoma’s Pride festival. Recently, Tacoma Weekly caught up to discuss her comedic roots, her rapport with fans and how she bounced back from the scandal that nearly derailed her career. Tacoma Weekly: Your show here is a kickoff event for Tacoma Pride; and, related to that, the DOMA thing just happened. Will that shape your material at all? Paula Poundstone: Not necessarily. I do a lot of talking to the audience. Where you from? What do you do for a living? And this way I gather information oftentimes from which I set my sails for the night. It’s very possible anything comes up. But have I crafted material around that theme? Absolutely not. TW: You mention how you interact with the audience, and I’m really struck by how you do that; D.L. Hughley does that really well. How did you develop that skill? It seems like only so many comics can ad lib in that sort of way. Poundstone: When I first started out I was doing open mic nights in Boston in 1979. … I’d write my act out and then I would memorize it. I bussed tables for a living back then, and you could tell I was memorizing because my lips were moving while I was bussing tables. I would go onstage and invariably get nervous

and forget what I was gonna say, at which point … I would end up having to work the crowd because I was totally lost. I didn’t think of it as a strength at that point; I felt like it was this bad thing that kept happening. I don’t remember what day I went, “You know what? That’s really where the magic is.” TW: When you use that approach I imagine sometimes it can go off the rails. Can you think of times where the crowd has wrecked your show? Poundstone: That never happens. With me, I just engage people in conversation, and I’m engaging in conversation with really nice, really interesting people. So it works out pretty good. TW: On your new CD you say you have the perfect job because you can’t stop talking. What do you think you’d be doing if you hadn’t taken up comedy? Poundstone: I’ve often thought that I would like to be the person that gets shot out of a cannon, but I don’t know how much money you make doing that. TW: And I imagine it’s hard to get insurance. Poundstone: Oh yeah, probably. I hadn’t thought about that. But I’d certainly be interested. TW: You had some well-publicized problems a few years ago. [Poundstone pleaded no contest to felony charges of child endangerment in 2001 and was ordered into rehab.] In contrast, how are things now? Poundstone: Well, when you put it in contrast, Jesus, I’m doing incredible. I have the best life ever, because it was a heinous, terrible, awful period, and I couldn’t be happier that it’s over.

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TW: What helped you get through that setback? Poundstone: I got up every exhausted morning of my life and said to myself, “What can I do today to make things better for my children?” And therefore I sprung out of bed every bloody morning while trying to get everything back to where it needed to be. It sounds sappy and stupid, but it’s the truth. TW: Does your profession make it more difficult to work on your sobriety and stay focused? Poundstone: I really don’t know because I haven’t done a lot of other professions. I also had this really great audience that stuck with me. That made a really, really, really huge difference, and I guess you just don’t have that in every job. You might have supporters, and that’s great. But this was like (feigning being choked up) the audience is my best friend. So it was nice to have so many stick around. Beyond that, other people that I know told me about the struggle that they had, so you don’t necessarily totally feel like the only idiot. Those things were all helpful. TW: Career wise, do you feel you’ve bounced back to the level that you were before the setbacks that you had? Poundstone: I don’t know. I’ve got no idea. I know that I’ve always been an acquired taste, that’s for sure. Even at my strongest of strong, I

Pride comes alive in Tacoma Here are events scheduled for this yearʼ’s festival, with more details available online at www. • Kickoff flag raising and Pride Foundation Rainbow Awards (4:30 p.m. July 12, Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway): The City of Tacoma will raise the rainbow flag for the third year in a row, and the five-state Pride Foundation will give out awards for outstanding youth leader, allied leader and lifetime achievement.

and breakfast before Out in the Park. • Out in the Park (Broadway, between Ninth and 11th streets): Rainbow Center s free, family friendly and alcohol-free block party is expected to draw 6,000 revelers. There will be two stages this year featuring Sevenʼ’s Revenge, Fab 5, drag performers and more, lots of food and dozens of booths representing small businesses, schools, non-profit organizations and other groups.

• Paula Poundstone (7:30 p.m. July 12, Pantages Theater): The popular comedian is known for her witty, improvisational stand-up and frequent appearances on National Public Radioʼ’s “Wait Wait...Donʼ’t Tell Me.” Tickets are $28 to $69 and can be purchased online at www.broadwaycenter. org.

• The Mixʼ’s fifth annual Pride Block Party (2 p.m. July 13, 635 St. Helens Ave., performances start at 5 p.m.): Downtown Tacomaʼ’ts popular, gay-friendly karaoke bar, the Mix, will again take over the 600 block with a lineup that includes local hip-hop act, the Breaklites, Cazwell, LA Kendall and host Aleksa Manila. You must be 21 or older to attend, and admission is $10;

• Out with God worship service (10 a.m. July 13, Tacoma First United Methodist Church, 621 Tacoma Ave. S.): Tacoma First UMC will host prayer services

• Proud Out Loud (7 p.m. July 14, Pantages Theater): An evening of mouth-watering desserts and performances celebrating LGBTQ youth. Tick-

was never gonna be an amphitheater performer, you know. I was never gonna have to have stores closed so that I could shop privately, like Britney Spears used to. Those ideas don’t sound good to me, anyways. TW: How did you first hook up with “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me,” and how big has that gig been for you the past few years? Poundstone: Oh, great. They just called me. It was pretty much as simple as that; and quite honestly I had never heard of it at the point at which they called me. TW: Do you get ready for the show any particular way? Do you have a stack of New York Times? Poundstone: Yes, I do have a stack of periodicals that I use. … I try to pay attention to Morning Edition that week. And I also happen to hold the record for losses, so my system isn’t necessarily all that good. TW: I was gonna say, you just win once in a blue moon. Do you do anything special to celebrate when you get one? Poundstone: No, but I should. People come up to me all the time and go, “I was listening the first time you won.” And I think, for all of us, it was a hallowed moment. TW: It was history in the making. Poundstone: Yeah, it was. Over the course of the next few years after that I sort of won here and there. As I’ve looked back on it and thought about it more I realized (author) Roy (Blount, Jr.) was there a lot of time when I won. I think when I’m on Roy throws the match. Bonus coverage: Go to www.tacomaweekly. com and check our Daily Mashup blog to hear Poundstone talk about her fascination with ties and how she may be taking the concept “crazy cat lady” way too far.

ets are $25 with proceeds benefiting Oasis Youth Center; • Grand Cinema Pride Film Series (Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave.): Tickets to the following films are $4.50 to $6.50 for Grand Cinema members, $7 to $9 for non-members. • ”Kiss Me” (6:45 July 15): A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her stepmotherʼ’s daughter, creating turmoil and heartbreak in this Swedish film, written and directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining. • “Melting Away” (2 and 6:45 p.m. July 16): This heartfelt, Israeli drama follows a family in crisis after the parents discover their child, Assaf, is secretly cross-dressing. Years later, Assaf returns to reconcile with his dying father, only now he is known as transgender singer, Anna. • “Interior. Leather Bar” (6:45 p.m. July 17): Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews use the lost 40 minutes that director William Friedkin deleted from 1980 thriller “Cruising” as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom. There will also be a sexy outfit contest, sponsored by Mpowerment Tacoma.


Commune with nature in the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park where Megan Zaback will guide 90 minutes of meditation and gentle movement. July 7 and 21, 5:30-7 p.m. No experience necessary and accessible to all, the only thing you need to bring is your own pillow or mat to sit on and wear comfortable clothes. To reserve your spot, call (253) 591-5330.

TWO PROUD OUTLOUD! Enjoy an evening of dinners, dessert and performances celebrating LGBTQ youth.

Friends of Oasis are hosting dinners on July 14 throughout the community from 4-7 p.m. After dinner, join Oasis for dessert and youth performances from 7-9 p.m. at the Pantages Theater. Tickets for dessert are $25 each, dinners and dessert $50 and up. All proceeds benefit Oasis Youth Center, which works to enhance and sustain the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ youth by saving individual lives, building community, and developing young leaders who can change the world. For tickets, visit


OLD TOWN BLUES The Old Town Rhythm & Blues Festival (formerly called the Old Town Blues Festival) happens on July 13 in Old Town. The park is free to all ages during the day and will be full of music, vendors, food and

beer gardens. Starting at 7 p.m., blues bands will be playing in five Old Town venues, and $20 gets you in to everything – ID required. It all starts at noon. Get tickets at Ted Brown Music, Musician Exchange, Parkway Tavern, Treos, The Spar and Metropolitan Market. Details at

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Over the years, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has transformed itself and its role in the community. The Tribe’s determined protection of its natural resources, its pivotal role in development of Tacoma’s port area, the Tribe’s major donations to other governments and to charitable organizations, the new-concept Tahoma Market gas station and convenience store, and the development and expansion of the Tribe’s Emerald Queen Casinos are examples of the Puyallup Tribe’s economic progress. Through its two Emerald Queen Casino locations, Administration, Health Authority, Housing Authority, economic development corporation, and school, the Puyallup Tribe is one of the largest employers in Pierce County with a payroll of more than 3,500 people – 74 percent of whom are non-Native – and total spending in 2011 of nearly $430 million. This spending supports the community by paying good wages and generous benefits to individuals, and by purchasing goods and services from local suppliers, vendors, contractors and construction companies. Assistance provided to the broader Native American community and the Puyallup Tribal membership also has a far-reaching impact in the community as most of these dollars are in turn spent in the local economy. The Puyallup Tribe is continuously living up to its name, which means, “generous and welcoming behavior to all people.� As such, the Tribe is a key sponsor of countless local charities, non-profit organizations, social welfare projects and events that may otherwise suffer in today’s tight economy. Despite economic uncertainties across the country, the South Sound is doing well, and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians plays a key role in keeping that a reality. From funding education, jobs, healthcare, city improvement projects, crime prevention and environmental efforts, the Tribe’s tradition as the “generous people� is as strong today as it ever was. This pamphlet gives several examples of the Tribe’s participation in the community.

'.&#-'#.,#-/'+*.6),-+1'*%$5!'#*!4+-+/#!/()+* Puyallup Tribe operates two of the five hatcheries on the Puyallup River, playing a vital role in salmon restoration and commercial fishing alongside non-tribal facilities. With the Tribe’s acquisition of an innovative fish screw system, the fisheries operations expect to become more efficient and effective in 2013 than ever before. The system moves fish through peak returns without relying on their natural migration habits, according to Russ Ladley, resource protection manager for the Tribe. The system reduces the time and resources required to move fish during peak times, and moves them more efficiently improving hatchery production. “This has greatly lessened man hours needed for fish spawning,â€? Ladley said. “We have had trouble loading fish during peak returns when they don’t want to move through the fish ladder, but the fish screw would make it not optional to keep moving.â€? The application of this system is

growing in the Pacific Northwest, but the Puyallup Tribe is staying ahead of the curve by working closely with fabricators to improve the design and maximize the success of the system. The Puyallup Tribe is leading the way through its hard work, resources, and innovation to improve the system with the hopes it can be utilized by Tribal and non-Tribal fish hatcheries to improve hatchery operations and fish production. In addition to the Tribe’s innovative hatchery operations, a $250,000 2012 project to build an acclimation pond on private land in Clearwater to provide for spring Chinook runs is now complete, and should see its first fish next spring. “This project fills a production hole we’ve had since the road washed away in 2009,� Ladley said. The Tribe’s hatchery is key in providing spring Chinook runs for Tribal and non-Tribal fisherman on the Puyallup River.

/'1# )#-'!*. 43#.  '(('+*'* Indian people pay taxes. They pay most of the same taxes non-Indians pay, and in some cases additional Tribal taxes as well. Indians have a few tax exemptions, just as non-Indians do. The Puyallup Tribe and its members are dramatic examples of these realities. Indian tribes collect taxes that are then sent to the appropriate taxing bodies. The Tribe withholds federal income tax from its employees (who include Puyallup Tribal members, other Indians, and nonIndians), and from the per capita payments it makes to its members. As federal law provides, the Tribe sends that money to the I.R.S., a total of over $42 million in FY 2012. As an employer, the Tribe pays its share of payroll taxes and withholds payroll taxes from its employees, which is then sent to the Social Security Administration and other government agencies. Those taxes added up to over $16 million in FY 2012. Under the terms of agreements with the State of Washington and local governments, the Tribe collects and pays tax funds to those governments, including about $10 million to the State of Washington, and $300 thousand to the City of Fife. Unlike all other governments, non-trust land owned by the Puyallup Tribal government is often subject to state and local property taxes. In 2012, the Puyallup Tribe paid nearly $1 million dollars in property taxes to state and local governments. The total amount in taxes collected, withheld, or paid to the various governments by the Tribe in FY 2012 was over $70 million.

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Korean artists transform TCC Gallery into a garden of visual delights


THE CAT’S MEOW. (from left) Joseph Park’s “Tigress,� Jae W. Kim’s “Empty Cans,� and Mi Ho Chung’s “Red Wheel� (detail) are part of a lavish show by 23 Korean and Korean American artists now on view at The Gallery at TCC. By Dave R. Davison


or nearly a quarter of a century now, the Korean American Artist’s Association of Washington (KAAW) has functioned as a resource for artistic growth for local artists of Korean descent. Via annual exhibitions, the association also provides those artists a means to put their work before the viewing public. The Gallery at Tacoma Community College currently hosts this year’s KAAW exhibition. The exhibition features work by some 23 artists. The work is mostly by local Korean Americans but work by a number of Korean artists from Gunsan, Tacoma’s Korean sister city, is also included. KAAW is open to artists of a variety of skill levels. Some are professionals while others work mainly for the pleasure and personal growth afforded by the practice of art. Much of the work in the show is decorative and sentimental. Much square footage of wall space is taken up with landscapes and floral paintings. Visitors to the gallery are greeted by Kyong Oh’s “Autumn,� an oil painting in which the focus is upon the autumnal tones of understory forest growth from whence the trunks of trees rise like burly pillars. Hae

Yeon Lee’s “Forest Murmurs of Hope� comes across as a black velvet, day-glow scene of trees and waterfalls. Patsy Surh O’Connell’s lively and livid red flower blossoms linger long in the mind’s eye. Elsewhere one encounters Jade Choes’s delicate watercolors of butterflies and flowers. She also has some of her cards for sale in the gallery gift shop. Mison Kim’s thick, impasto canvases of winterscapes and flowers are loose, lucid and executed with confidence. Hyosoon Jung pushes sentimentality to the limit in “My Home,� a scene of a road passing by a stone wall. With just a few dashes of bright color here and there, this picture could pass for a Thomas Kinkade. Traipsing through the gallery spaces, one meets with subtlety and charm in works like Young Rae Kwon’s “House Back Home in Early Winter.� This is a beguiling little watercolor of a quiet village done in mellow yellows and muted browns. Myong Ae Lee’s watercolor vignettes of human moments possess the quality of pages from the sketchbook of an artist who sits to the side and takes delight in watching people interact. Sang H. Noh’s “Asleep� is an ink painting with a watercolor effect. It is a female nude done with subtlety of tone in rendering light and shadow. Mi Ho Chung’s “Red Wheel� is a jaunty rooster sporting a

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pair of red wheels so that it seems like a whirligig from a midwestern farm. Toward the back of the gallery things turn colorful and brilliant, and this is where the stars of the show are to be found. Jae W. Kim’s “Empty Cans,� for example, is an almost cartoon-like depiction of puffy aluminum cans. Some are bent and some are crumpled. Their tops are popped. Each is a colorful delight. The work seems an homage to Andy Warhol’s soup cans as well as to expressionism. Seattle based Joseph Park is a big time artist who has had one-man shows at the Frye Museum, the Portland Art Museum and many other venues. Here, however, he is a major artist playing a minor role. His two paintings, “The Tigress� and “Space Jam,� are eye-catching for their color, energy and the thick, glossy coating of epoxy resin that makes them shine like a freshly waxed linoleum floor. “Tigress� appears to be a “found� painting (perhaps a thrift shop find) to which Park added his own crystalline flourish before he encased it in its outer coating. “Space Jam� is abstract, an example of Park’s invented “Prismism� treatment in which organic blobs are encased in crystal formations. The technique blends the flavor of cubism with Italian futurism to form a spellbinding concoction. Holding their own in this colorful


wing of the gallery are a pair of watercolors by Hee Wan Lee called “Landscape 1� and “Landscape 2.� They look like something that could have been made in France during the heyday of the fauves. They are quickly and deftly executed scenes of ships in a busy port like our own Commencement Bay. They are masterpieces done with a brilliant economy of brushwork. The show stealer is fabric artist Bella Yong Ok Kim’s “Joy.� This is a great, upward swoop composed of many circles of found fabric all stitched together into a long train. The hues are brightly colored at the lower parts and become increasingly drained of color until the uppermost circles are white and translucent. The emotion of joy rises to a spiritual crescendo. This article does not exhaust the visual wealth to be taken home by a visit to this show. Several of the artists have contributed smaller, gem-like cards to the gallery’s gift shop. There are a few fine examples of Korean furnishings and much more to make the show a garden of visual delights. The show runs through Aug. 15. The formal artist’s reception takes place July 18 at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For further information call (253) 460-4306 or visit www.tacomacc. edu/campuslife/thegallery.

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FIRST-EVER STADIUM FARE BEGINS JULY 7 New event offers seven Saturdays of outdoor fun in Stadium District By Matt Nagle


here’s a brand new summertime festival/outdoor market coming to Tacoma this month that offers a unique way to explore and experience the historic Stadium District and neighboring Wright Park. It’s called Stadium Fare, and it runs every other Saturday from July 6 through Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, across from Wright Park and on the corner of South 2nd and South ‘G’ Streets. Mayor Marilyn Strickland will give the official launch at 10 a.m. Described as an eclectic neighborhood market, Stadium Fare will offer local foods, vintage and artistic craft and wares vendors, entertainment, music and even dodgeball, in Wright Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The vibe will be patterned after that of an open-air market in Paris, complete with street performers and artists creating for the public to enjoy. A little bit of Brooklyn will be tossed into the mix as well, as Stadium Fare is patterned generally after the food and flea market Smorgasburg held in the North Brooklyn town of Williamsburg. Ethan Wing is on the Stadium Business District Board of Directors and an agent with Coldwell Banker. A native New Yorker, Wing’s fondness for Smorgasburg gave him the notion that such an event would be perfect for Tacoma. “Tacoma, being a little smaller than Brooklyn, it seemed like a good idea to combine the two,” he said. “That’s one of the cool things about Tacoma – the


L’ECOLE MAGNIFIQUE. With Stadium High School’s French chateau architecture, Stadium Fare’s Parisian flavor will fit right in.

city is of a scope where you can organize and do things to make it a better place. You can’t do that in Seattle.” A collection of about eight community volunteers have come together over the past three months to orchestrate Stadium Fare, including Tacoma resident and business owner Nadine Larsson (who is a professional voiceover artist, “I came on with the Parisian theme,” she said. “The Presbyterian Church is such a beautiful building, and the area around it just calls out to me for jugglers, mimes, music and things like that,” the type of delights one would encounter while wandering the streets of Paris. Considering the French

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chateau architecture of Stadium High School, Larsson’s idea fit well into the theme of Stadium Fare. Wing and Larsson said there is room for 60 different vendors at Stadium Fare, and so far about 30 have signed up. New vendors are being added weekly. For those who wish to sign up as a vendor, the deadline is the Tuesday prior to the market. Food vendors in particular are encouraged to come out and take part. There is also a need for jugglers, mimes, face painters, artists, buskers and anyone who has a skill or talent that would fit in to the family-friendly Stadium Fare. “If you’re a local talent, come for an hour to show people what you can

do,” Larsson said. “We want to get artists out of their own communities and into a place where they can show people what they do.” “We have six more dates with rolling deadlines, so come and help make every iteration different,” Wing said, noting that only small, local businesses will be showcased at Stadium Fare. The list of Tacoma-based vendors so far includes Art House Café; Only Oatmeal Cookie Creations; Basic Goods Co. gifts; artisan jewelers Danielle Dunlap Design, Parisienne Girl Design and The Jeweled Cross, Sallee’s Sweets, SeaStone Botanicals and Enotica Wine Merchants, among many others. Lost and Found Thriftique owner Andrea Haug, who is also a co-organizer of Stadium Fare, said, “The Fare is going to be perfect for us and many other great flea market vendors in the area. The Stadium District has needed something just like this, it’s an event perfect for the whole family.” A variety of entertainment is lined up for this inaugural Fare. The 15-piece orchestra RJ’s Express Band plays from 10 a.m. to noon; author Judy Cullen gives spoken word at 11 a.m. and Josh Rizeberg of hip hop group Beanz and Rize will perform at 2 p.m. If all goes well, Stadium Fare will become an annual event. Surveys will be distributed to attendees, vendors and everyone involved in Stadium Fare to get feedback “It’s going to be eclectic, interesting and evolving,” Wing said. Visit www.stadiumfare. com for additional information, and choose “Like” on their Facebook page.



Triple Play takes over former Hell’s Kitchen


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Rich Langhorn, the owners of Tacoma’s new Triple Play sports bar, will feature local music on weekends. By Ernest A. Jasmin

Live music is back at 3829 6sth Ave., the new home of Triple Play sports bar. The space has been home to a number of live music venues over the years: Prosito’s Italian Restaurant, the Central Tavern and the Sixth & Proctor Bar and Grill in the ‘80s and ‘90s, followed by Hell’s Kitchen’s decade-long reign as Tacoma’s premier rock room. The focus shifted to DJs and electronic dance music during the months Gruv Lounge occupied that space. The club was rebranded MetoGruv before closing last year. Triple Play owners Rich Langhorn and Kevin and Kim Brown are the latest to set up shop. Their bar opened on June 15 and, as the name implies, the main focus is on sports. The venue features nine TVs for catching marquee sporting events, with a 10-foot projection screen on the way. But something that’s sure to generate the most buzz is the return of live entertainment. “Mostly, it’s going to be more classic rock, blues,” Langhorn explained. The venue has already hosted Steve Stefanowicz and Too Many Cooks and classic cover band Strike 9. Upcoming shows in the works feature Billy Shew, local blues prodigy Cody Rentas and Tacoma guitar hero Jerry Miller – a member of classic Bay Area rock band Moby Grape. “We’ll get some reggae in, but we’re also going to be doing some open jam nights,” Langhorn said. However, they plan to stay away from punk, metal and hip-hop, he said. Among Triple Play’s other attractions is a private karaoke room. The booth – one of two built by Gruv Lounge – is located at the back of the showroom and can comfortably fit about a dozen amateur crooners. “We haven’t figured out exactly what we’re gonna do with it long term. We’re starting to book it, though,” Langhorn said. “Right now, we’re just letting people wander in and use it.” Triple Play will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. More information will be available at or by calling (253) 752-2800.

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ew Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men will take over Tacoma Dome on July 9. But before all you former screaming teenagers turned soccer moms go and “party like it’s 1999,” we want to see if you are worthy of all this aging boy band greatness. Answer these questions, and then check our Daily Mashup blog at www. for the answers.


NKOTB (or New Kids on the Block or whatever they are called) released a comeback album in 2008 called ___ ___________.


Which of these dudes is actually a member of NKOTB? A) Mark Wahlberg B) Lance Bass C) AJ McLean D) The Rza E) Jonathan Knight

3. 98 Degrees member Nick Lachey is associated with what Northwest sports franchise? 4. Finish the Boyz II Men lyric: “I’ll take with me the memories to be my ...” A) “... comfort in old age.” B) “... sunshine after the rain.” C) “... reminder of your love.” D) “... motivation for revenge.” E) “... reminder of what we had.” 5. NKOTB hails from

A) Boston B) New York C) Charlotte D) Orlando E) Halifax, Nova Scotia

6. The 98 Degrees track “True to Your Heart” is a collaboration with what Motown legend? A) Marvin Gaye B) Aretha Franklin C) Smokey Robinson D) Diana Ross E) Stevie Wonder

7. Which ‘80s pop star

managed Boyz II Men? A) Teddy Riley B) Michael Bivins C) Michael Jackson D) Tevin Campbell E) Sheila E

8. Finish the NKOTB

lyrics: “First time was a great time, second time was a blast, third time ___ _________”

A) “... I was really hooked” B) “... I was really sprung” C) “... I snapped out of it” D) “... you really broke my heart” E) “... I fell in love.”

9. Alex Vanderpool is

the alias for which boy band member? A) Donnie Wahlberg B) Nathan Morris C) Danny Wood D) Drew Lachey E) Shawn Stockman


Which of the following tracks was on NKOTB’s self-titled debut album?

A) “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” B) “Hangin’ Tough” C) “Popsicle” E) “Sexify My Love” F) “Raining Blood”

A) Linda Perry B) Steven Tyler C) Lou Pearlman D) Trent Reznor E) Maurice Starr

12. Finish the 98 Degrees lyrics: “You can hardly wait to tell all your friends ________” A) “... that you cheated on me” B) “... how we made sweet, sweet love” C) “... how you busted a move” D) “... about my sexy abs” E) “... how his kisses taste sweet like wine”

TUESDAY, JULY 9 C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. EAGLES LOUNGE: Darrell Data (Vocals/guitar) 6 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: 4 More (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Kalimba (Earth, Wind & Fire tribute) 8 p.m., $10 MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock covers) 9:30 p.m. ROCK THE DOCK: The Front, 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Crosswalk, 9 p.m. SWISS: Mr. Pink, 9 p.m. TOWER BAR & GRILL: Michelle Beaudry (Jazz guitarist) 5 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Sons Of Palmer, 8 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Gary Cook (Jazz guitarist) 5:30 p.m., NC, AA


14. Which of these is a Weird Al Yankovic parody of a New Kids on the Block song? A) “Baby, I Believe in Food” B) “Clove Girl” C) “The White Stuff ” D) “You Got It (The Rice Puffs)” E) “Miss You S’mores”

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HOTEL MURANO: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 8:30 p.m., NC, AA

13. Donnie Wahlberg was arrested in 1991 for ______________ A) ... setting a fire in a Kentucky hotel. B) ... buying cocaine with Flavor Flav. C) ... punching Emmanuel Lewis during a poker tournament. D) ... streaking at Fenway Park. E) ... stalking MTV’s Downtown Julie Brown.

STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino (Blues jam) 8 p.m.

SWISS: Rod Cook Band (Blues/jazz) 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Bill Pease, Paul Buck, Chris Gartland (Blues) 8 p.m.

11. ___________ wrote many of NKOTB’s biggest hits.

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MONDAY, JULY 8 EMERALD QUEEN: Harmonious Funk (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC

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C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. EMERALD QUEEN: Harmonious Funk (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: 4 More (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Missionary Position, Deborah Page, Sleepy Pilot (Rock) 8 p.m., $10 NEW FRONTIER: Battersea, The Nadines, 6 p.m. ROCK THE DOCK: Accidental Heroes, 9 p.m. SPAR: TBA (Reggae), 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Shyan Selah & the Republic of Sound, 8 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Race to Extinction, guest, 8 p.m.

TOWER BAR & GRILL: Michelle Beaudry (Jazz guitarist) 5 p.m.

DAVE’S OF MILTON: Rubber Band (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Jam session) 8 p.m. GIBSON’S (STADIUM DISTRICT): Ephraim Richardson (Open mic) 7 p.m. STONEGATE: Dave Nichols, 9 p.m., NC SWISS: Kareem Kandi (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC, AA

THURSDAY, JULY 11 UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 7 STONEGATE: Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Orchestra (Jazz) 5 p.m.

ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. STONEGATE: Bobby Hoffman & the All-Star Band, 8 p.m.

DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC EAGLES LOUNGE: Biff Moss (Ukelele/guitar) 6 p.m. HOTEL MURANO: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 8:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: Kry (Rock covers) 11 p.m., $7 NEW FRONTIER: Muscle and Marrow, Rowhouse, 8 p.m. ROCK THE DOCK: Dustin Lafferty (Open mic) 8:30 p.m. STONEGATE: Billy Stoops (Jam) 9 p.m. SWISS: Junior Hill Band (Blues) 9 p.m. TOWER BAR & GRILL: Denny Foreman (Jazz)

GUIDE: NC = No cover, AA = All ages, 18+ = 18 and older

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SAT., JULY 6 STADIUM FARE – Stadium Fare – Tacoma’s Original Craft Market – is a new bi-weekly event coming to Stadium District in Tacoma this summer. The Fare will be offering great local food, vintage and artistic wares, and entertainment. The Fare will take place in the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church, across from Wright Park and on the corner of South 2nd and South ‘G’ streets. The Fare starts on July 6 and runs every other Saturday until Sept. 28. The festivities start at 10 a.m. Info: HAPPENINGS


SUN., JULY 7 CLOISONNÈ ENAMLING CLASS ETC – Tacoma Metal Arts Center presents Cloisonné Enameling with instructor Amy Reeves. Cloisonné enameling is the beautiful effect created when enamels are applied into metal cells created by fine silver wires. Learn the process from start to finish in the fast-paced workshop. Bring a design or use one of the center’s. Learn to shape the wire into cells, wash and wet pack enamels to fill the cells with color, and fire in a kiln. The instructor will also talk about storing enamels, and finishing to a matte or glossy surface. Materials included in class fee: copper sheet, fine silver cloisonné wire and enamels. Students who wish to use transparent enamels can bring 20g fine silver sheet or purchase from the instructor. Maximum six students. Fee for the class is $115. The class starts at 10 a.m. Info:

THURS., JULY 11 SUMMER ROSE PRUNING ETC – Visit with Tacoma Rose Society members as they do summer pruning (deadheading) in the rose garden. This is a great opportunity to learn about rose growing, care and maintenance from experienced rosarians while lending

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COMMUNITY YOGA ETC – Come one, come all! This free yoga class in Tacoma is open to the entire community. All levels are welcome. No charge for the class, but donations are greatly appreciated to help off-set the cost of providing affordable yoga for all. This is a registered non-profit, so your donation is tax deductible! The class starts at 11 a.m. every Saturday morning. For more information, contact Samdhana-Karana Yoga at www. or call (253) 254-6157. CAGESPORT XXV ETC – Halquist Productions is returning to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma with the Northwest’s premier MMA promotion, CageSport. Headlining the 10-bout card will be featherweight champion and Tacoma native Drew Brokenshire (7-2) attempting to defend his title against Oregon’s Shorty Weikel (9-3). In the semi-main event, the most highly anticipated fight in CageSport history, Julian Erosa (10-1) and Lee Morrison (8-3) will battle it out in a three-round title eliminator for the opportunity to fight for the featherweight title in October. Ted Smith from 99.9 KISW’s “The Men’s Room” will be in attendance as the official MC of CageSport. The event starts at 7 p.m. Info:www.emeraldqueen. com/Entertainment/CageSport_MMA_XXV

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BALLROOM DANCING HAPPENINGS – The STAR Center hosts ballroom dancing on the first Sunday of every month and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. There is live music. Admission is $5. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at South Park Community Center. Info: or (253) 404-3939. ZIP LINE NOW OPEN HAPPENINGS – Two courses at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium test physical agility and mental toughness – and anyone can conquer them. Zoom is more than a zip line; it is an aerial activity course that includes a number of challenges such as a swinging log bridge strung between trees, a high wire to walk and a fishermen’s net strung between trees to climb through. And, yes, there are sections of zip line to put some zing into the adventure experience. There are two distinct circuits to Zoom, one for kids as young as 5, sized just right for smaller children, and one with appeal for a range of ages, including adventureseeking adults. Info: www. TEDDIE BEAR MUSIC MUSIC – Teddie Bear Music is a child and parent musical adventure. Join instructor Janice Berntsen as she shows students how to share the gift of music and movement with their children, ages 1-4. Sessions are held Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Ted Brown Music, located at 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd. Info:

a hand with this necessary and much-appreciated volunteer work. Pre-registration is not required, simply show up at the Point Defiance Rose Garden (5400 N. Pearl St.) and join in. Experience is not necessary but participants are asked to bring their own gardening gloves and pruners. Time: 4-6 p.m. It will continue through Sept. 12. For more information call Steve Herbig at (253) 591-5328 or visit php?cid=2289.

BULLETIN BOARD BOOK ARTISTS EXHIBITION HAPPENINGS – This exhibition at the Collins Memorial Library on the University of Puget Sound campus located in Tacoma marks the third annual membership show of the Puget Sound Book Artists. It features a wide variety of handmade books by 30 artists from the Puget Sound area and beyond. The exhibit has grown in popularity over the last three years, and this year new members from Oregon, New Mexico and Indiana are featured. These talented artists interpret the book in exciting and original ways that push the boundaries of tradition. The exhibition runs through July 31. Info: www.pugetsound. edu/news-and-events/campus-news/details/1185/. EXPLORE THE SHORE HAPPENINGS – Explore the Shore will provide handson learning about sea creatures and train participants how to be citizen scientists. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquar-

ium staff will teach children, adults and families more about Puget Sound’s beaches and the creatures that live there. The zoo’s Explore the Shore programs are set for July 7, July 22 and Aug. 20 at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park. All are timed to take best advantage of the low minus tides that reveal many of Puget Sound’s most interesting shoreline creatures. The events and programs are free and open to the public and reservations are not required. Bring sunscreen and wear shoes and clothing appropriate for walking on rough beach terrain. Zoo naturalists accompany participants on low tide beach walks, where kids and adults will learn to identify tide pool animals and record their presence and location for addition to the scientific Nature Mapping database ( Participants will learn about the biological diversity of local beaches and better understand how to protect them. Info: www.PDZA. org or call (253) 404-3665. T-TOWN SWING Get your Tacoma swing dance fix every Thursday at Urban Grace Church, located in downtown. Intro to swing dance: 8:30-9 p.m., free with dance admission. Social dancing, 9-11:30 p.m. is $5. The atmosphere is super laid-back and fun, and features great guest instructors and DJs playing awesome swing music from the 1930s and 1940s, and it is sure to keep all the dancers hopping all night long! In addition, blues will be played HAPPENINGS –

every second and fourth Friday of the month and kizomba every fourth Sunday. BROWNS POINT LIGHTKEEPERS COTTAGE HAPPENINGS – The Browns Point Lightkeepers Cottage, Gardens and Museums are now open every Saturday from 1-4 p.m. through November. Tour the 1903 cottage and view the new exhibit in the basement museum called “Dash Point Since 1906” – a collection of old and new photos and fun artifacts celebrating the Dash Point community. Visit the historical vignettes in the basement including kitchen, sewing room and old-fashioned school. Also on the grounds is the Boathouse museum that houses a replica Coast Guard surfboat, information on its construction and a collection of antique tools. View the original lighthouse bell, and visit the recently restored Jerry Meeker Real Estate office on the grounds. This is the original 1906 office from which Meeker sold Hyada Park building lots. The park is a great place to picnic, fly a kite, beachcomb and more. Admission is free. Great for all ages. Limited entrance to people with disabilities (stairs). Group or school tours may be arranged by calling the message phone (253) 927-2536. Location is in the Browns Point Lighthouse Park at 201 Tulalip St. N.E. Limited parking or access the park through the adjacent Browns Point Improvement Club parking lot. Info: or (253) 927-2536.

HOT HULA FITNESS ETC – Every Monday through Wednesday, Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts hot hula fitness classes from 7-8 p.m. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific islands, hot hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance moves set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout. Hot hula fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout that isolates your larger muscle groups, quads and arms, providing a total body workout in 60 minutes. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy hot hula fitness. Admission: $6 (discount with APCC membership). APCC is located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. DRUM CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. You do not need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit FREE FIRST WEEKENDS ETC – Bank of America bankcard holders and employees receive free admission to the Tacoma Art Museum the first weekend of every month as part of Bank of America’s national Museums on Us program. Info: UKULELE CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit www.tedbrownmusic. com.

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NOTICES GARAGE SALE Huge Fife Community Garage Sale 40+ Homes Radiance Development 70th & Radiance Blvd. July 12th & 13th 9 AM to 4 PM

TO: Teresa Marie Lenk In the Matter of: Puyallup Tribe vs Teresa Marie Lenk Case Number: PUY-CV-T-2013-0006 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 6th day of August, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 6805585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT. TO: Dennis Robert Ryan In the Matter of: Puyallup Tribe vs Dennis Robert Ryan Case Number: PUY-CV-T-2013-0007 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 6th day of August, 2013 at 10:45 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 6805585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT. TO: Richard R. Iyall In the Matter of: Puyallup Tribe vs Richard R. Iyall Case Number: PUY-FH-07-0707-0402 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 6th day of August, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT. TO: Ron Zollner In the Welfare of: Z., A. DOB: 08/16/2010 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2013-0014 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 31st day of October, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT.

VOLUNTEERS Ayusa International SeeksTacoma Host Parents for High School Exchange Students Ayusa International, a 30-year-old non-profit that promotes global learning through the hosting of high school foreign exchange students, is seeking parents/families in Tacoma to host for the upcoming 20132014 school year. Ayusa students are 15-18 years old and come from more than 60 countries around the world including Brazil, Japan, Germany, Ecuador, France, Peru, Morocco, China and Spain; they are all proficient in English. For more information, please visit our website: www. AmeriCorps Opportunity Read2Me Program Specialist Tacoma Community House seeks an AmeriCorps member to assist in the Read2Me Program in local elementary schools. Read2Me is a one-on-one adult/ student reading program for struggling first, second, and third grade readers. Duties include gathering resources for tutor strategies, recruiting new volunteers, leading in tutor recruitment and retention, helping the Read2Me Coordinators in assessment, tracking student success, and tutoring. Applicants must be 1825 years of age at the start date of service (Sep 1, 2013-Jul 15, 2014). Contact Karen Thomas at (253)-3833951 or kthomas@tacomacommunityhouse. org for more information. AmeriCorps Opportunity Employment Program Specialist Tacoma Community House seeks an AmeriCorps member to serve closely with the employment staff to develop and conduct work-readiness workshops for youth and adult participants. Duties include assisting adult and youth participants with online job search, resumes, and applications, assisting in the planning and execution of workshops, assisting with afterschool tutoring for refugee and immigrant youth, and mentoring youth in the Career Pathways Program. Applicants must be 18-25 years of age at the start date of service (Sep 1, 2013-Jul 15, 2014). Contact Karen Thomas at (253) 383-3951 or for more information. Help teach English to Spanish Speaking Seniors We need a volunteer to teach ESL to a group of Spanish speaking seniors Tuesday’s 10:30-11:30am weekly. Maybe also stay to help translate during the other programs until 2:30 pm. The class is at Portland Ave Community Center 3513 Portland Ave E Tacoma, Contact Bonnie Elliser at 253-591-5391. Volunteer with Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful! Make your neighbor-

hood more beautiful and help your neighbors in need! Volunteer with Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful! Apply now as an individual or crew to paint houses of low-income homeowners during the summer of 2013. Learn more at: http:// associatedministries. org/community-mobilization/paint-tacoma-piercebeautiful/volunteer/ Contact Info: Megan Shea at 253-383-3056*142 or

Volunteer needed to teach exercise class for seniors Tai Chi, sails class or yoga. Tuesday & Thursday mornings 10 or 11 AM. Portland Ave Community Center, 3513 Portland Ave E Tacoma, WA 98404. Call and speak with Bonnie @ 253591-5391 South Sound Outreach is offering free tax preparation for those who make $50,000 or less. To schedule an appointment call 253.593.2111 or visit our website at Project Homeless Connect is an annual event where homeless individuals can receive free services. The next event will be held in Sumner, WA on Friday, May 17th. For more information visit www. or call 253.593.2111. Get involved with Metro Parks Tacoma’s Citizen Advisory Councils! The Business & Responsive Agency Council helps district leadership with business planning, financial sustainability decisions, revenue development and quality assurance. Monthly meetings focus on issues that affect the future of our park system. Visit to learn more or call Brett Freshwaters, Chief Financial Officer, at 253.305.1081. Metro Parks Tacoma Special events bring the community together and provide families with affordable fun. Metro Parks Tacoma needs volunteers to help produce memorable events. Visit and signup to be notified of special event service opportunities. To learn more, contact Roxanne Miles, Volunteer Manager, at 253.305.1068.

Make a difference in the life of a child! The Northwest Youth Sports Alliance is looking for coaches for our developmental youth sports program. Sports vary by season. Coaches are provided general training and go through a national background check clearance process. For more information, visit or contact Roy Fletcher, Youth Sports Coordinator, royf@tacomaparks. com or 253.305.1025. Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies, a nonprofit, offers equine assisted services to differently-abled individuals. Currently the program offers several

VOLUNTEERS volunteer opportunities. Our primary need at present is for program volunteers who work with our horses and support our riders in therapeutic and adaptive lessons. Other volunteer opportunities include: grounds maintenance and administrative/clerical work. Must be at least 14 years old to participate. Horse experience helpful, but not necessary. Training provided. For more information contact: Volunteer Coordinator at 253-370-1429 or volunteer@changingrein. org.

The Tacoma Maritime Institute meets every 4th Monday at the Midland Community Center 1614 99th Street East Tacoma WA Potluck at 6:00, all are welcome. Meeting Starts at 7:00 CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED Help adults learn to speak English! Mornings, no experience or foreign language skills needed. South Tacoma. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy, 253-5711887. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you enjoy helping toddlers learn, you can help us! Seeking retired or experienced volunteers to assist in expanding our capacity and provide quality learning for busy little people. (No diaper changing!) Background check required. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy 253-5711887 Meals on Wheels at Federal Way Senior Center seeks morning volunteers: One Co-coordinator, Friday and Monday; two Callers, Monday; three Packers, Wednesday; two Drivers, Thursday. To learn more, call 206-727-6250. Be a Big Brother! Becoming a Big is a fun and easy way to volunteer in your community and make a BIG difference in the life of a child. There are several program options to fit your schedule and interests, such as meeting your Little at school, going on an outing or attending an agency-planned activity. For more information, visit or call 253.396.9630. INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT “MEMORY COMMUNITY” What It Is: We are Memory Community (a nonprofit corporation). The Memory Community Project is a creative service to seniors. Our Goals & Objectives: To create an accessible resource that: • helps our senior citizens tell their stories • connects the young and the old • increases our understanding of those before us who help us be who we are • honors the generations before us and show our appreciation by preserving their memories • All seniors are welcome to volunteer for filming their story! • At most two days of work during daytime – Day 1: pre-production meeting,

and Release Form signing Day 2: filming, ideally wrapped within half a day What we’d like you to talk about in the film: Use 6 minutes or so to tell the most memorable story from your life, the lessons that were learned, and the wise words you want to pass along to your children/grandchildren. Compensation: a DVD in which you are the leading character, and a free upload to our website http://memorycommunity. org/ Contact: send your emails to Or call Deyung at 253-858-2445 for scheduling a meeting. *The filming is free, but donations are appreciated to help the project continue.

Donate time and receive free groceries. Volunteers needed with skills in management, organization, clerical, food handling, warehousing, maintenance etc. and receive free groceries from a Non-Profit Food Distribution Program. Older teens are welcomed to volunteer and gain valuable work experience. Contact Ms. Lee at (253) 677-7740 for further information. Knitters and Crocheters Come Join Us! Loving Hearts is a group of volunteers who crochet or knit: hats for chemo, baby items, and blankets for different non-profit organizations with in the community. We meet twice a month. Once on the second Tuesday, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and again on the fourth Thursday, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Please join us at the WayPoint Church, 12719 134th Ave KP N, Gig Harbor. We are also in need of donations of yarn. For more information please email: or call Virginia at 253-884— 9619 Loving Hearts also meets 1pm to 3pm 3rd Thur. at Clubhouse Mobile Park Ardena Gale 4821 70th Ave. E., Fife 98424 The Backpack Program of the St. Leo Food Connection is looking for a volunteer to pick up backpacks full of food for the weekend for students at McKinley Elementary and Sheridan Elementary from the Food Connection and deliver them to both schools the 2nd and 4th Thursday or Friday of each month for the duration of the school year. Volunteers must have their own vehicle and be able to commit to volunteering for the rest of the school year. This is a low time commitment way to make a big difference to kids! If interested, please contact Britani Hollis: Hospice is seeking compassionate, caring individuals to volunteer up to 4 hrs. per week with terminally ill patients. Comprehensive training and education provided. We support your service goals and your spirit to give. Training Jan. 2010 call today! 253.301.6464


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“Eli” Our Featured Pet this week is a spunky and energetic Labrador Mix named Eli. This four year old cutie will bring bounds of joy and excitement to his new forever family. Eli is a naturally curious pup who will love to go on adventures and explore new places. He has the perfect amount of energy for the active owner. As much as Eli likes to have fun, he’s a great snuggle bug as well. After a long day, he’ll be right by your side taking a nap. Along with a great personality, Eli has wonderful manners. Just show this little guy a treat and he’ll do as he’s told. Don’t wait, make Eli yours today. Reference #A475560

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Friday, July 5, 2013 • • Section B • Page 9

Classifieds Stephanie Lynch

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Classic Brick home in amazing condition with 3 bedrooms and 1.75 baths. Living rm. with newer pellet stove to keep you warm in the winter months! Retro kitchen w/newer appliances and eating nook, separate dining rm. and beautiful hardwoods! 2 main floor bedrooms and a full bath. Basement has 1 bedroom and 3/4 bath with space for finishing an additional rec/family room! Private, fully fenced back yard with mature landscaping and a sprinkler system! Really great house. Come see! MLS# 391728 Call Pam Lindgren 253 691-0461 for more info or for a private showing! Better Properties N. Proctor


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WATERFRONT North Salmon Beach Community on Tacoma Narrows, 35-feet overwater frontage leasehold property. Deck, w & parking lot rights. $25,000 Contact Salmon Beach North: Roger Edwards 253-752-7010



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