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MEN AT WORK. WSDOT has a roster of I-5 projects in Pierce County that will mean slow downs soon but benefits when they are finished.

By Steve Dunkelberger

The construction “double Dutch� that will stage several projects along Pierce County’s strip of Interstate 5 heading into King County is set to start in a few months. The work will last years and span a series of projects to expand the roadway, replace bridges and streamline on-ramp designs. Costs for the work will top a half billion dollars and is already behind schedule. The first slate of work involves replacing the northbound I-5 bridge over the Puyallup River. The work is in a holding pattern since construction requires an agreement with the Puyallup Tribe, which is in negotiations out of concerns about impacts to salmon habitats and tribal lands. “All we know is that the ball is in their court,� Washington State Department of Transportation Communications Manager Claudia Bingham Baker said. “We are in regular contact with them.� Once the agreement is reached, work can begin on the north bridge and will shift to the south bridge once the first span is completed. The roadway needs at least one bridge open at a time to allow I-5 traffic to flow through the area. The new bridges will be wider and straighter than the current spans and will enable the roadway to have commuter lanes that will be added as well. Crews will widen northbound and southbound I-5 to four general-purpose lanes and one additional High-Occupancy Vehicle lane from Tacoma’s M Street to Portland Avenue. To do this, WSDOT will replace the Pacific Avenue and McKinley Way bridges over I-5, and build a new northbound I-5 bridge over the I-705 interchange. Work on this X See WSDOT / page A4

Tacoma to host 2014 Go West Tourism Summit


City honors King’s dream at three key events


By Derek Shuck

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a youth component this year and perform under the direction of Tacoma City Council Member Victoria Woodards. There will also be performances by Bob Williams of Living Voices, who will take event attendees through the experiences of a student activist from Mississippi joining the struggle for civil rights; Tacoma Poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo; Pacific Lutheran University’s step team, Lute Nation; and Lincoln High School’s drumline. In addition to free holiday on-street parking and free parking at Freighthouse Square (2501 E. ‘D’ St.), which is easily accessible via Link light rail from the Convention Center stop located directly in front of the event venue, there will also be signage and personnel directing event attendees to designated complimentary parking stalls that will be made available on a firstcome, first-served basis at the following locations: ¡ Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway) ¡ Pacific Plaza Garage (1125 Commerce St.) ¡ Park Plaza North (923 Commerce St.) Additional information is available at


n Jan. 20, all across the country people will be celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – a time to look back on what we’ve learned from history and how we’re keeping King’s dream alive as we enter 2014. Here in Tacoma there are several events scheduled that the public is invited to attend.


Tacoma’s 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration takes place on Monday, Jan. 20 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (1500 Broadway). Doors will open at 10 a.m. and the event will start at 11 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items for the MLK Food Drive benefitting the Allen AME Church. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – at the age of 35 – was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his nonviolent, lifelong campaign for civil rights and social justice,� said committee chairwoman Roslyn Smith. “And Tacoma’s signature event this year, ‘Youth Continuing the Legacy,’ seeks to build upon his legacy of hope.� At this event, Human Rights Champion Award recipients Mark Martinez, Tom McCarthy, Laurie Davenport and Stella Haioulani will be recognized for their public service. Eric Boles will be this year’s keynote speaker. Boles – a Tacoma resident and former National Football League player with the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers – is president of The Gamechangers, Inc. a training and consulting company whose leadership, team and personal development processes are used by a number of globally recognized companies. The South Sound MLK Mass Choir will feature


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The 8th Annual MLK Unity Breakfast will be held on Jan. 20 to recognize and celebrate Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy and his historic civic leadership that inspired a nation to strive for equality. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that declared â&#x20AC;&#x153;separate but equalâ&#x20AC;? unconstitutional and began the integration of the public school system, forever changing the educational landscape in America. This gathering honors the message of Dr. King and the progress he continues to inspire. To recognize this important event in the civil rights X See MLK / page A4

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Pierce County will look to expand its tour and travel department on Feb. 24-27 when the city hosts the 2014 Go West Summit. The Go West Summit is an international tourism convention where tour operators and suppliers representing various attractions from across the world can connect with one another and develop relationships in which buyers find attractions they are interested in, and may end up promoting the attraction in the future. The four-day conference, scheduled for Feb. 24-27, will bring more than 150 international and domestic tour operators and 200 tourism suppliers from the western United States, plus media and U.S. Embassy delegates. Five experiential tours during the Go West Summit called Adventure Day tours will highlight key attractions in Pierce County. According to a Go West Summit survey, more than $14.5 million worth of contracts were signed on the show floor during this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conference in Fort Worth, Texas and the conference is expected to bring more than 6.2 million visitors to the area over 18 months. Along with making connections, the conference allows buyers to experience Pierce County through several activities throughout the weekend, potentially making local connections which would strengthen Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tourism. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Its a double-whammy because it brings people here for the conference, but obviously the benefit to us is getting these tour and travel operators to build us into their itineraries in the X See TOURISM / page A4

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Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the city knows it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;pothole initiative.â&#x20AC;? And in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of road riddled with holiness, and continued those efforts in 2012. And while that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or return â&#x20AC;&#x201C; each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.




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9,73(*,4,5;6-;>6,?70905.3,=0,:65)(336; Tacoma voters will see two replacement levies when special election ballots arrive in the mail late this month â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Proposition 1, replacement of expiring levy for educational programs and operations; and Proposition 2, replacement of expiring levy for school technology improvements and upgrades. Both measures, previously approved by voters in 2010, are due to expire this year and would need to be renewed by voters to continue school funding. If voters approve both measures, the overall tax rate for school funding would stay the same and would not increase from 2015 to 2018. Proposition 1 is a four-year replacement levy for Educational Programs and School Operations that provides 24.4 percent of the day-to-day operations of the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. The measure funds classroom teachers, nurses, librarians and other staff as well as educational programs to help bring students up to grade-level, arts, music, athletic and extracurricular programs. Proposition 1 also funds classroom basics including textbooks and supplies as well as the operations and maintenance of heating, plumbing, electrical, safety and security systems at all schools. Proposition 2 is also a four-year replacement levy but dedicated solely to school technology improvements and upgrades. The measure funds replacement of outdated computers for students and teachers, upgrades software, expands access to up-to-date tools for teaching and learning and maintains the 24/7 online system for student and parent access to homework, curriculum and monitoring studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; academic progress and school attendance. The deadline to submit ballots is Feb. 11. :99(47*36:,:-69;/9,,465;/: The ongoing process to help the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bridges better withstand an earthquake requires a long-term closure of the northbound State Route 7 ramp to northbound Interstate 705. The ramp handles about 3,000 vehicles per day. The closure had been scheduled to start on Jan. 3, but scheduling conflicts and inclement weather prevented crews from restriping the roadway to allow the closure to be put into place. At 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, crews will again attempt to close the ramp and complete associated striping. If successful, the ramp will remain closed around the clock through mid-April. Motorists will be detoured via the Interstate 5 Portland Avenue interchange. The long-term closure will allow crews to use the ramp as a construction zone from which they will seismically retrofit bridge columns within the I-705/SR 7 interchange. Another current long-term ramp closure, the A Street on-ramp to I-705, is also in place for the same construction project. That ramp will remain closed until March 2014. 703,+90=05.4(@*(<:,560:,05)3(09>(;,9>(@ Pile driving is underway on a construction project to upgrade crane rail at Husky Terminal on the north end of the Blair Waterway. Residents near the Port industrial area might hear pounding noises as the 130-foot-long concrete pilings are set into place. Orion Marine Group of Tacoma plans to work from about 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays through early February

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2014. Work will end before the annual fish migration season begins. This project is one phase of the terminal upgrades commissioners approved last year. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a strategic infrastructure investment that will enhance the Portâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waterway and marine terminal infrastructures to attract future business opportunities.

7605;+,-0(5*,A66 :4(:/,:(;;,5+(5*,9,*69+: Stingrays, shark divers, seal pups, tiger cubs, clouded leopard cubs and breathtaking LED displays of Mount Rainier and a majestic polar bear family helped draw more than 700,000 visitors to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium last year. The zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 attendance totaled 711,077, breaking the record set in 2011 by 15,264 visitors. Some 581,410 people flocked to the zoo during daytime hours last year. Another 129,667 came over the last several weeks to ooh and ahh at what many described as the best-ever edition of Zoolights. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the second-highest number in Zoolightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 26 years, just behind the 2011 attendance of 135,907. If there were a Hollywood highlight reel of Point Defiance Zoo & Aquariumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accomplishments in 2013, it would include: s April 15 presentation of the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very first Paw of Approval Awards to community businesses actively engaged in promoting awareness of the plight of polar bears and reducing carbon emissions. s April 17 birth of Kali, a member of the critically endangered Sumatran tiger subspecies. s May 1 birth of Tien, a clouded leopard cub that was joined later in the year by Sang Dao, his future mate. s May 4 opening of Stingray Cove, an all-new exhibit in the South Pacific Aquarium in which visitors can reach into a tank and feel the velvety surfaces of stingrays. It gets guests closer than ever to nature. s June 2 and June 10 births of harbor seal pups Hogan and Saya. s Aug. 23-24 celebration of the first birthdays of Malayan tiger cub Berani and Sumatran tiger cub Dumai. s Oct. 11 grand opening of the Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive programs, which allow both novice divers and experienced scuba divers to view sharks underwater in the South Pacific Aquarium. s Holiday season Zoolights display of more than half a million lights arranged around the zoo in scenes that brought animals to life in lights and depicted much-loved local landmarks. The centerpiece of the 2013 edition of Zoolights was a family of bright white polar bears, backed by a squad of ice skating puffins. A blue-and-green â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seahawks 12th Man Treeâ&#x20AC;? towered over the entrance to Zoolights, delighting guests supporting the highly successful football team. Tacoma and Puget Sound area residents will see more new exhibits and programs in 2014. Small epaulette and bamboo sharks will be added to the Stingray Cove touch tank in the spring, giving visitors new elements of nature to reach out and touch. Critically endangered black and white ruffed lemurs will soon debut in the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Zone area. And a brand new show featuring resident dog Herald as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Indiana Bonesâ&#x20AC;? and a supportive cast of amazing animals will debut at the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater in May.


Lakewood police arrest wanted child rapist By David Rose Correspondent

Lakewood police arrested Tacoma convicted child rapist Allen Apo on Monday thanks to anonymous tips from Washing- DAVID ROSE tonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Wanted viewers who spotted him. Det. Ed Troyer with Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Viewers saw the 35-year-

old Level-3 sex offender at the Tillicum library and called our hotline. Officers responded and spotted him walking in the 14900 block of Washington Avenue SW.â&#x20AC;? Loretta Cool with Tacoma Police expressed her gratitude to the citizens who took action to help get him into custody and says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;WMW works!â&#x20AC;? Apo was supposed to be living in the 5700 block of South Park Avenue in Tacoma where he registered in early 2012 but

then disappeared. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s required to tell the Pierce County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department if he moves. A warrant for his arrest was issued on Sept. 30, 2013. In 1994, Apo was convicted of Rape of A Child 1st Degree and Incest 2nd Degree in Pierce County. The victims were 7 and 3 years old. Apo has participated in a Sex Offender Treatment Program. He is the 484th fugitive caught thanks to viewer tips since Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Wanted began Allen Apo in late 2008.

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Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charter Review Committee formed on Tuesday when the City Council appointed 15 residents to review the guiding document of city powers and processes. The council appointed former mayor Bill Baarsma, Theresa Baker, Gary Brackett, Mabel Edmonds, Tim Farrell, Eric Hahn, Charles Horne, Justin Leighton, Mark Martinez, James Merritt, John Messina, Kenneth Miller, Patricia Talton, Catherine Ushka and Justin Van Dyk out of a pool of 52 applicants. What is interesting about the appointments is that more than half of the committee members live north of State Route 16 in either Council District 1 or 2. Baarsma, Merritt and Messina live in District 1, which encompasses the North End. Baker, Edmonds, Farrell, Hahn and Miller live in North Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s District 2. Central Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s District 3 will be represented by Leighton and Talton, while the East Side District 4 will be represented by Brackett, Horne and Ushka. Martinez and Van Dyk will represent South Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s District 5. The North Tacoma-heavy committee distribution doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sit well with former City Councilmember and Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg, who had applied for a committee appointment but wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t selected. He lives in District 5. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been interested in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charter review since I was



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15 members reside in Council District 1 or 2, with the remaining seven members coming from Districts 3, 4 and 5. The roster of applicants originally had 52 candidates from around the city.

on the city council back in the 1980s,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how the committee was selected and why. It certainly wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a public process, and that is a little concerning.â&#x20AC;? Each of the nine city council members was allowed to appoint one member each, with the remaining six members of the committee being appointed by a vote of the full council from a list of 14 candidates drafted from the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Government Performance and Finance Committee. The committee is

comprised of Mayor Marilynn Strickland and council members Marty Campbell, Robert Thoms and Joe Lonergan, who serves as its chairman. The list of 14 candidates was then interviewed and whittled down to six recommendations for appointment. For comparison, Pierce County also reviews its charter every 10 years. It will form a committee in 2015. The last county committee was elected by voters instead of appointed by the Pierce County Council. The roster of applicants for

the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charter committee was certainly extensive, ranging from attorneys, former politicians and journalists to gadfly Robert â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Travelerâ&#x20AC;? Hill and community activists from around the city. But now more than half of the committee live within a few miles of each other and largely represent the more affluent neighborhoods of Tacoma. Lonergan is familiar with the perception of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affluent neighborhoods getting more representation of committees, but that fact has a lot to do with the pool of applicants. He pointed out that 36 of the 54 candidates came from District 1 and 2. His district only had five applicants, two of whom were appointed, he said. So it is less about a distribution of candidates as it is the need for promoting city service to more people in South Tacoma and the Eastside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that in some ways it is always part of the discussions and the decisions we make,â&#x20AC;? Lonergan said of the sense of disparity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But ultimately, I like to appoint the best people for the job.â&#x20AC;? The charter committee is tasked with submitting recommendations to the charter by May 6. One of the big issues under debate will likely be changing the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s form of government from the Council-Manager system to a Mayor-Administrator system, which has the mayor playing a stronger role in oversight. The issue is not only a pet project of Baarsma, but it was also the subject during the last review in 2004.

woman were causing a commotion inside the Pierce Transit Center on 47th Street by continuously yelling. When approached by an officer about their behavior, the pair decided to refuse to cooperate by continuing to yell various profanities. Both were then placed under arrest for unlawful transit conduct. At the station, the two revealed that they refused to cooperate due to the arresting officer being white. When informed of the officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mexican heritage, both changed their tone and immediately apologized for their behavior. The pair is now banned from Pierce Transit for a period of three months. An officer was dispatched to a McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Tacoma Avenue when a man who was asked to leave the establishment returned. After being warned by the officer that he could be arrested for trespassing, the man once again left the premises. Ten minutes later, the officer was informed the man had returned, this time giving patrons a scare by jumping on their cars in the drive-through. The man was arrested for trespassing and transported to Fife jail, where he failed booking due to being too intoxicated. The man was then transferred to a King County jail, where he was booked for criminal trespass in the second degree. Compiled by Derek Shuck

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WTourism future,â&#x20AC;? said Bennish Brown, president and CEO of the Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitors Bureau, one of the alliances responsible for bringing the conference to Tacoma. This will be the first time the Go West Summit will be held in Washington. The state was able to secure the conference despite not having a state-funded tourism department. The teamwork displayed by several of Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tourism alliances impressed summit organizers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For Tacoma [and] Pierce County itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really big plus because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be in our downtown, enjoying our restaurants, enjoying our attractions,â&#x20AC;? said Moira Davin, director of sales at the TRCVB. Tourism attractions in Tacoma have been working for the past year to prepare for the event. The summit itself focuses on the relationships between buyers and suppliers, offering events like one-on-one appointments and lunch meetings that allow them to connect. But the biggest boon to Tacoma comes in the form of site tours taking place the first morning of the conference. This allows buyers to get a solid idea of what Tacoma has to offer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tour and travel is a market that we would like to expand upon. I think we have some really great products in this area,â&#x20AC;? Davin said. The summit will hold an evening reception at the Museum of Glass that will feature the Museum Hot Shop putting on a show, while also showcasing Pierce County restaurants and attractions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once we get people here, there is a wonderful level of appreciation and just excitement about what we have here for a visitor,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. On the evening of Feb. 26, the summit will hold another reception at the LeMay:


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Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Car Museum that will feature businesses from all around Washington meeting and connecting with tour operators who could potentially boost their business. The final day of the summit gets attendees out of the city and into the wild with various adventure tours. Buyers are invited to experience various aspects of Pierce County, including farm, culinary and museum tours. More adventurous guests can choose to snow-shoe Mt. Rainier or travel to the summit of Crystal Mountain. Pre- and post-summit tours will also be offered, including cruises around Seattle and the San Juan islands. One tour even goes as far north as Alaska. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can have the most beautiful publications, brochures, our visitor guide can look wonderful, our website can be just stunning,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is nothing more effective then when people are literally here with their feet on the ground in the destination and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when you see people really in awe of what we have here.â&#x20AC;? The summit is partnering with Visit Seattle and the Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitors Bureau to bring the Summit to the northwest this year. Other states involved in the partnership include Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Nevada. Last year, the event took place in Fort Worth, Texas, and the 2015 event will take place in Colorado Springs. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;a great way to bring our community together and Tacoma [and] Pierce County as a whole,â&#x20AC;? Davin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been really a great experience to gain more exposure to the tour and travel market, but to also connect more to the tour and travel market and get more of our entities working together.â&#x20AC;? For additional information, visit

liam W. Philip Hall on the campus of University of Washington-Tacoma, 1918 Pacific Ave., starting at 8 a.m. To register, visit www.tacomauw. ed/mlk.

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movement, the landmark Supreme Court decision that desegregated public education, the organizing committee has invited Cheryl Brown Henderson to give the keynote address. Henderson is one of the three daughters of the late Rev. Oliver L. Brown, who, along with 12 other parents led by the NAACP, filed a lawsuit against the local Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas, on behalf of their children in the historic case Brown vs. Board of Education. Upon appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, the case became the lead among five other legal challenges. Oliver Brown died in 1961 before knowing the impact his case would have on the country. Henderson has an extensive background in education, business and civic leadership. The Unity Breakfast was established by the Black Student Union to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, and inspire members of the campus community to continue to work to make his vision of an equitable society a reality. The program recognizes students, faculty and community members for outstanding service to the community through the Dream Awards, which are presented during the program. The breakfast is planned with an inclusion of area youth and strives to provide opportunities for service and reflection through the Week of Service events. The breakfast will also feature performances by local Gospel Group, Jerusalemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gate, Kellie Richardson (renowned local spoken word artist/ poet) and UW student talent. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breakfast is cosponsored by the Division of Student and Enrollment Services and the Black Student Union. It will be held at Wil-

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phase of the I-5 improvements is set to start in the spring and will last for about three years. Dovetailing onto the northern side of the I-5 construction site will be work to improve access to State Route 167. The aging Puyallup River Bridge at Meridian Avenue will be repaired starting this spring, for example, to remove corrosion

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Carlos MuĂąoz, pioneering leader of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, scholar and writer, political activist, and the recipient of numerous honors for his human rights work, will be the keynote speaker at University of Puget Sound on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Everyone is invited to the free talk, titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Victory is in the Struggle,â&#x20AC;? that will be part of a public celebration starting at 6:30 p.m. in Schneebeck Concert Hall on campus. The evening will include messages from leading Puget Sound campus members and gospel music by Navele & Friends. MuĂąoz, professor emeritus in the Department of Ethnic Studies at University of California, Berkeley, set the pace for the rest of the country on Latino and Chicano issues as a young man, when he became founding chair of the first Chicano Studies department in the nation, at California State University, Los Angeles, in 1968. The son of poor, working-class Mexican immigrants, he pioneered the creation of curricula in Chicano/ Latino and ethnic studies, and won wide acclaim for his award-winning book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youth, Identity, Power: The Chicano Movement,â&#x20AC;? which became the classic work on the origins of the movement. As a boy in El Paso, Texas, MuĂąoz was urged by his father to simply finish high school, so he could make his way in the world. He did graduate from high school â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but the racism and segregation of the East Los Angeles barrio schools propelled him to take up student activism during the

1960s. In 1968, as president of the United Mexican American Students, he co-organized a nonviolent protest that led to thousands of high school students walking out of classes. The young man subsequently imprisoned for this early role in the emerging Chicano Civil Rights Movement is today known internationally as a political scientist, historian, journalist and public intellectual. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I have learned in my lifetime is that struggle is life and life is struggle,â&#x20AC;? MuĂąoz told Latino and Chicano graduating students at University of California, Berkeley, in 2006. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But most important, that victory is in the struggle.â&#x20AC;? A leading organizer of various multiracial coalitions, including the Rainbow Coalition, MuĂąoz has taken on roles as diverse as advising the Jesse Jackson presidential campaign and advocating for the anti-war movement. He has been vociferous in defending the rights of undocumented workers in America and served as a member of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, among many similar roles. MuĂąoz has appeared on NBC, CNN, ABC, CBC, national public television and radio, and Univision and Telemundo. His newspaper columns are syndicated nationally. In 1996 he received the University of Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar ChĂĄvez and Rosa Parks fellowship. Other recognitions have included honors from the American Political Science Association; Harvard Graduate School of Education; the National Black Student Union Conference; and from organizers of a traveling national exhibition, The Long Walk to Freedom, that honored 12 â&#x20AC;&#x153;civil rights activists who accomplished extraordinary deeds that changed the face of the nation and gave birth to the modern Civil Rights Movement.â&#x20AC;?

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Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell me to eat a burger By Laura Finley In a recent interview with Barbara Walters, film star Jennifer Lawrence denounced the way we are taught that to make fun of someone is funny. Lawrence took particular issue with calling people â&#x20AC;&#x153;fat,â&#x20AC;? and asserted that if we can regulate television advertising related to cigarettes, why not also limit the way it presents harmful images and discussions of peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bodies? I applaud Lawrence for using her platform to shed light on this important issue, and want to share here an additional perspective. I completely agree that American culture demeans people whose body does not fit the unrealistic images presented in movies, television and magazines. It is true that women in particular are told they must be thin, young and sexy to have value. Women and girls are taught that if they just buy one more product or

pony up for reconstructive surgery they will at last be beautiful. Equally harmful, however, is the open ridicule that some women and girls experience precisely because they happen to be thin without engaging in excessive consumption, eating disorders or dangerous procedures. As one of these women, I want to call attention to the fact that it is not okay to make fun of people for their looks and their weight regardless of where they fall on the weight spectrum. I have been asked multiple times, to my face, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you ever eat?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You probably only eat saladâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re anorexic, right?â&#x20AC;? Rather than asking, others simply declare: â&#x20AC;&#x153;You should go back to Ethiopiaâ&#x20AC;? (or some other country they perceive to be dealing with famine). And then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the declarative I disdain most: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go eat a burger.â&#x20AC;? As if only â&#x20AC;&#x153;goodâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;healthyâ&#x20AC;? people eat meat. All of this comes from the same place as calling

someone fat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that for whatever reason, my body, as it is, is not okay and it is someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business to inform me of how I can become more acceptable. Calling someone out for their perceived bodily inadequacies is, as Lawrence remarks, terrifically damaging to their self-esteem. Sadly, most of these comments come from other women. That, to me, is the worst part because it represents how we have been taught to pick one another apart rather than build each other up. Rather than helping others be healthy and happy, this harassment results in dissatisfaction, depression and disorders. I am thin. I work out. I am a vegetarian. Deal with it. Laura Finley, Ph.D., teaches in the Barry University Department of Sociology & Criminology and is syndicated by PeaceVoice.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to rethink Obamacare By Don C. Brunell Amidst all the confusion, broken promises, false starts, delays, changes and mounting costs, 2014 is the year the president and Congress must rethink the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Millions of people have lost their individual coverage and the administration has predicted that tens of millions more will lose their employer-sponsored coverage when the postponed employer mandate is triggered in 2015. Millions more are experiencing sticker shock because of higher premiums and deductibles. Now, as we enter 2014, the Obamacare taxes and fees are kicking in. Individuals who fail to purchase insurance will pay a â&#x20AC;&#x153;taxâ&#x20AC;? of one percent of their income â&#x20AC;&#x201C; around $450 for the average Washington wage earner. Insurers will pay $8 billion in new taxes in 2014, as well as a $63 per person â&#x20AC;&#x153;feeâ&#x20AC;? on group policies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all of which will be passed on in higher premiums. Obamacare will greatly accelerate government health care spending. According to the Medicareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office of the Actuary, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care tab will hit $4.6 trillion in 2020 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; $13,710 for every man, woman and child â&#x20AC;&#x201C; more than double what we pay today. Government, already the dominant player because of Medicare and Medicaid, will become an even bigger force in the future. By 2020, federal, state and local government health


care spending will account for just under half the total tab. As Obamacare takes effect, â&#x20AC;&#x153;health care financing is anticipated to further shift toward governments,â&#x20AC;? the report said. So, what do we get for all this spending? Not much. Last summer, Bloomberg ranked 48 countries on health care efficiency. The U.S. ranked 46th, outpacing just Serbia and Brazil. We were less efficient than China, Algeria and Iran. According to Bloomberg, the U.S. is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top spender in terms of health care cost relative to GDP, but we get less â&#x20AC;&#x153;bang for our buck.â&#x20AC;? In other words, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s richest country spends more on health care while getting less for it than almost every other nation. Why? The answer is complicated, but it could be our approach. For example, Singapore â&#x20AC;&#x201C; among the top performers in the Bloomberg study â&#x20AC;&#x201C; introduced Medisave in 1984 as a national medical savings system. The system requires workers to put aside part of their income in a Medisave account to pay for future medical costs. Under this system, employees contribute 6-8 percent (depending on age group) of their monthly salaries to a personal Medisave account. The savings can be withdrawn to pay the hospital bills of the account holder and his or her immediate family members. Singaporeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medisave system is similar to one of our most affordable types of health plans: Health Savings

Accounts (HSAs). HSAs are high-deductible health plans that let people â&#x20AC;&#x153;bankâ&#x20AC;? money â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pre-tax â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to pay for future health care costs. The money accumulates year after year. The individual draws on the account for day-to-day medical expenses, backed by a catastrophic policy that covers major accidents or illness. A 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Open Web Siteâ&#x20AC;? study by the RAND Corp. projects that annual health-care spending could be reduced by $57 billion if HSAs were expanded from their current 13 percent share to 50 percent of employer-sponsored plans. But Obamacare regulations make HSAs less attractive to employers. They cut HSA benefits, drive up premiums and give the Secretary of Health and Human Services the discretion to gut HSAs in the future. We need to make changes this year as the new law phases in. It is time to find solutions that have been tested â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even if they are not perfect. There is no â&#x20AC;&#x153;walk-off, grand-slam homerâ&#x20AC;? as they say in baseball. We need to put together a succession of base hits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of which is finding ways to encourage, not discourage, health savings accounts. Don Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at

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Sound Transit is gathering comments about its roster of routes to extend Link rail to the Hilltop. Written comments online will be collected through Jan. 22, but the decision is largely a no brainer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even if the actual route to serve Martin Luther King Jr. Way seems flawed. But that is a discussion for another time. At issue now is how to get the light rail tracks from Commerce Street to MLK while staying under budget, promoting the most spin-off economic development and avoiding the removal of as many parking spaces as possible. The quick answer to Sound Transitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s directive is that no such route exists. The least expensive route â&#x20AC;&#x201C; therefore the likely one for adoption â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is $15 million over budget without even a detail design being drafted or a shovel being turned. That route would run tracks from the current station at Ninth and Commerce to Stadium Way to Division and then take a left to MLK to South 19th Street. The tracks would either stay on MLK or loop down to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Street for its return trip. The lowest construction costs for this route are $165 million, when the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s target costs were set at only $150 million that would be split among Sound Transit, â&#x20AC;&#x153;local partnershipsâ&#x20AC;? that could include Local Improvement District tax dollars, corporate funding and in-kind city services and yet-awarded federal grants. The other routes would cost between $185 million and $210 million, including one that would essentially kill Broadway by running tracks right in front of the Pantages Theater and displace the Theater on the Square community park that houses the farmers market and the heart of First Night. Those estimates likely put them out of reach, but an up swell of public support might keep them alive. That tide isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t likely to come, so it is safe to say these options are dead in the water. But what is frustrating is the options under consideration to get the least expensive route to cost even less, namely cutting back the route with an â&#x20AC;&#x153;interim terminusâ&#x20AC;? at either Sixth or 11th or cutting back on the frequencies of the trains so that a trip would take 20 minutes to run the full line from the Tacoma Dome Station. A long, long time ago â&#x20AC;&#x201C; way back in 2008, voters approved the tax package to fund Sound Transit improvements like the Tacoma Link expansion. But the figure set at the time was $79 million for local projects. Sound Transit cut that back to $50 million, which put any reasonable expansion out of reach. Now cost projections have put the best of the worst routes out of reach as well. This is a whole process that will affect Tacoma for generations, and transit officials are looking for ways to do it cheaply rather than correctly. Absent from the conversation thus far is what happens when the Link expands again. The above opinion represents the view of Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editorial board.

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, After building little but unsightly, car-centric, unwalkable strip malls for the last 50 years, it is refreshing to see a well-designed mixed-use development coming to the Proctor business district. Built right next to the sidewalk with continuous retail on the first floor on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;main streetâ&#x20AC;? and housing above, The Proctor embodies an ideal design, adds much-needed housing, fills in a muddy parking lot and repairs some of the urban fabric on Proctor Street. The development will make the Proctor District even more walkable and vibrant. It will place housing smartly in one of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mixed-use centers rather than adding yet more sprawl in the county and save countless acres of forestland and farmland. Welldesigned mixed-use buildings were common before the 1940s in Tacoma. Hopefully, similar projects will occur downtown, which is plagued with an uncountable number of surface-level parking lots resulting from decades of misguided urban renewal razing efforts. Erik Bjornson North Tacoma


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Jan. 14 – Pacific Lutheran @ Puget Sound 6 p.m. (Women) – 8 p.m. (Men) Lutes, Loggers look for early supremacy in city rivalry.


Jan. 15 – Wilson @ Stadium – 7 p.m. Good crossover matchup between early league leaders.


Jan. 17 – Timberline @ Lincoln – 7 p.m. Abes look to fend off UW commit Donovan Dorsey and Blazers.


Jan. 18 – Willie Stewart Invite 9 a.m. – Foss High School Some top local and out-of-city high school wrestlers on display.

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RIVALRY. (Top) Lincoln’s Shon Peterson (left) and Foss’ Olashawan Miller (right) try to get in position

for a rebound. (Left) The Falcons’ Ar’Mond Davis (left) tries to lift a one-handed shot over the Abes’ Justice Martion (10). (Right) Lincoln’s Josiah Barsh breaks free for a layup as teammate Isaiah Smalls (11) looks on.


he Foss Falcons weren’t able to keep up with the Lincoln Abes on Jan. 3, falling to their division rival 61-40 in an early Narrows 3A crosstown showdown. Lincoln was led by junior Josiah Barsh with 18 points and freshman Londrell Hamilton with 13 points, while Foss was led by senior Ar’Mond Davis with 17 points and senior Olashawan Miller with 13 points. “We wanted to play Lincoln defense. We’ve been doing a great job defensively as a team the last few weeks,” Abes head coach Aubrey Shelton said. The first quarter not only showcased Lincoln’s (8-0, 2-0 3A Narrows) defense, but the Falcons’ (7-2, 4-1 3A Narrows) as well. The Abes came out strong with a quick two points, but Foss was able to continuously answer back, at one point taking their only lead of the night at 6-4 near the middle of the quarter. But the buzzer rang, and Lincoln was on top 14-10 heading into

the second period. The Abes were able to take control early in the second, going on a fivepoint run after the Falcons opened the quarter with a basket that brought them within two. From there the back and forth continued, with the Falcons never able to catch the Abes. Near the end of the quarter, Lincoln’s Londrell Hamilton scored five straight points to give the Abes a nine-point lead at 26-17. From there, a back-and-forth shootout led to Foss trailing, but still in the game, at halftime, 36-27. “In the first half we were shooting one-on-one shots, trying to do it ourselves,” Lincoln guard Josiah Barsh said of the Abes’ inability to pull ahead in the first half. Lincoln locked up their victory in the second half, stepping up their defensive game by only allowing nine points from Foss in the third quarter. The Falcons, matching pace with Lincoln, only allowed 10 points in the third, ending the quarter still down,

46-36. Lincoln began to wear down Foss in the final quarter, keeping them scoreless for the first five minutes while pulling ahead with a seven-point run. The patented Lincoln defense finally won out, as the Abes only allowed four points in the fourth, while scoring 15 to secure the win, 61-40. Foss will go on to face off against Wilson on Jan. 10, while Lincoln will go on to face Shelton on the same night. By Derek Shuck


Life Christian used a balanced attack to build a 19-point halftime lead, and held off a late charge from Seattle Christian for a 50-46 win at home on Jan. 7. The Eagles trailed 6-4 midway through the first quarter before Jordan Bowles nailed a three-pointer that started a 28-7 run for Life Christian to take control before the half. X See BASKETBALL / page A9

ESPN will set up shop at the Emerald Queen Casino on Jan. 10 for Battle at the Boat 94 featuring Halquist Productions’ Zahir Raheem (34-3-0, 21 KOs) in a junior welterweight contest versus Bayan Jargal (17-4-3, 11 KOs). Headlining the action will be an explosive matchup between Arash Usmanee (20-1-1, 10 KOs) and Juan Antonio Rodriguez (25-4-0, 23 KOs). In the three fights since signing with Halquist Productions, Raheem has proved that he’s committed to pursuing a world title in his comeback to boxing. Since he’s returned, Raheem has gathered a large fan base in the Pacific Northwest with exciting victories over Santos Pakau (28-8-2, 11 KO), Justin Juuko (45-12-1, 30 KO), and Tim Coleman (19-4-1, 5 KO) while fighting out of the Emerald Queen Casino. None of those fights went past the fourth round, including his latest victory when Raheem defeated Coleman with a second-round TKO in November. Raheem is currently ranked No. 3 in the NABA, No. 4 in the NABO, No. 7 in the USBA and No. 17 in the NABF. A victory over Jargal in front of a live national audience will give Raheem his first big push back into talks about being a real contender in the junior welterweight division. Raheem, however, is no stranger to being in the spotlight, as many fans remember him shocking the world in 2005 with his victory over Erik Morales ultimately earning him Ring Magazine’s upset of the year award. “We are very excited to be working with Friday Night Fights once again,” said promoter Brian Halquist. “We have now been working with Zahir for over a year now and are absolutely ready for a national showcase. Being 3-0 with three knockouts, Zahir has done everything we have asked of him and more. After Zahir defeated Morales there were always questions surrounding a Raheem vs. (Manny) Pacquiao fight leaving behind some unfinished business. He belongs on the world stage and that’s where we’re going to take him.” Usmanee, who will be fighting in the main event, last appeared on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights when he challenged Argenis Mendez (21-2-1, 11 KOs) for the IBF super featherweight title. The outcome was left in the judges’ hands where they together ruled it a majority draw in a fight that many thought Usmanee had clearly won. Tickets for Battle at the Boat 94 can be purchased at the EQC box office and online through Ticketmaster. Prices start at $35. Doors open at 5 p.m. The televised portion of the event will start at 6 p.m. sharp followed by the undercard. For more information about Battle at the Boat 94 and all other Halquist Production events, visit the official Facebook and Twitter pages of Halquist Productions, Battle at the Boat, and CageSport MMA.




LEADING THE WAY. (Left) Junior guard Taylor Boles puts up a jumper in the win over Seattle Christian. (Right) The Eagles Courtney Youngblood (30) battles for a layup.

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Life Christian has emphasized defensive intensity this season, and it paid off early against Seattle Christian. The Eagles shot out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter, and held off a late charge on the way to a 51-42 win over the Warriors at home on Jan. 7. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first half was huge,â&#x20AC;? said Eagles head coach Robert Normandeau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really worked on this season is our defensive tempo and our defensive pressure. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what really saved us this game.â&#x20AC;? Senior guard Taylor Boles got

the Eagles going with a driving layup less than a minute into the game, and the lead extended to 11-1 midway through the period on a steal and three-pointer by Maddy Long. The Eagles forced the Warriors into eight turnovers in the first quarter, and led 16-3 heading into the second period. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when sophomore forward Courtney Youngblood began to make her presence known in the post, scoring six of her team-high 16 points as the Eagles maintained a double-digit lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m down lowâ&#x20AC;ŚI have to slow myself down and take my time on my moves,â&#x20AC;? said Youngblood, who also tallied a

team-high 11 rebounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked a long time, and now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a mental game of slowing myself down.â&#x20AC;? Katie Anderson banked in a three-pointer to make it 25-5 with 5:30 until halftime, and Longâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-point play extended it to 32-9 with 1:32 left in the quarter. But the Warriors began mounting their comeback, as junior Madelyn Weber â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who scored 10 of her game-high 17 points in the second quarter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hit a jumper with four seconds left to cut it to 33-17 at the break. Seattle Christian came out firing in the third quarter, as Aly Kaler hit back-to-back threepointers to cut the deficit to 10

points, and Mariah Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inside basket at the 4:55 mark trimmed the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lead to 33-29. Youngblood answered at the other end of the court, battling for rebounds after her two missed shots and hitting a layup plus the free throw after being fouled. Anderson fed Youngblood for a layup to give the Eagles a 40-31 lead heading into the fourth quarter. But the Warriors wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away, as Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s layup with 2:46 left tied the game 42-42. Junior Veronica Midgett â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished with eight points, four rebounds and four steals for Life Christian â&#x20AC;&#x201C; responded with a key basket, and the Eagles again buckled down defensively to get some

key stops. Boles helped salt away the win by sinking three free throws in the final minute. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This can really just push (us) and show what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really capable of,â&#x20AC;? said Boles, who finished with 10 points, four steals and four rebounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to really get serious about (finishing) really high in our league. We can compete with any team around here.â&#x20AC;? Long finished with 10 points and four steals for the Eagles, who improved to 3-3 in Nisqually 1A play and 5-6 overall. They travel to Cedar Park Christian on Jan. 14 at 5:15 p.m. before hosting Eatonville on Jan. 17 at 5:15 p.m.



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LIFT OFF. (Left) The Titansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Terrell Lewis (2) gets a shot off as Centraliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Patrick Broussard (21) and Colin Malone (4) defend. (Right) TCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alexus Grant (1), who scored a team-high 12 points, drives to the rim as Centraliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lauren Fisher defends. By Jeremy Helling

Tacoma Community College looked to be pulling away from Centralia several times in the second half, only to see the Trailblazers charge right back. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until Terrell Lewis banked in a jumper, and was fouled, with 50 seconds remaining in the game that the Titans got the cushion they finally needed. Lewis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who scored a game-high 20 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sank the free throw to create a four-point lead, and the Titans hung on for a 74-68 win over the Trailblazers in their NWAACC West Division opener at home on Jan. 2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My shot was not falling,â&#x20AC;? said Lewis, who finished 6-for18 from the floor in the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew I had to get to the rim. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they were going to give me the contact, but they gave me the contact, I made the shot (and) made the free throw.â&#x20AC;? Marciano Rogers had cut the lead to 67-66 with a jumper for Centralia with 1:20 remaining before Lewis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who had missed his previous six shots â&#x20AC;&#x201C; made his gutsy drive toward the rim.

Marquis Blackwell â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who scored 15 points and added 11 rebounds for the Titans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Jaqua Morrow hit two free throws apiece in the final 25 seconds to salt away the win. Centralia was connecting from deep early in the game, as Zach Carras hit back-to-back threepointers to give the Trailblazers a 25-15 lead with 11:33 to go until halftime. Colin Malone made it 30-19 with a three-pointer less than a minute later. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first half we had a lot of letdowns,â&#x20AC;? Lewis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all on defense for us. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what sets the tempo for our team.â&#x20AC;? The Titans began to buckle down defensively, and pulled within 30-27 with 7:04 until halftime on back-to-back threepointers by Lewis and David Gethers. Anthony Harper â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds for TCC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; regained a 31-30 lead with a jumper with 5:23 until the break. Lewis nailed two threes early in the second half to make it 42-35, but Carras â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who scored a team-high 19 points on 5-for-7 shooting from three-point range â&#x20AC;&#x201C; kept the Trailblazers

close. Lewisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nice dish to Tony Chynoweth for a layup created a 59-51 lead with 10:05 remaining, but Marced Farley cut it to 63-62 with a steal and three-point play three minutes later. Bellarmine Prep grad Isaiah Flynn finished with eight points, six rebounds and four assists for TCC, while Chynoweth tallied eight points and Gethers added seven points. Lewis again tallied a gamehigh 20 points two days later, but the Titans fell 64-60 at Grays Harbor to drop to 1-1 in division play. They host South Puget Sound on Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. and travel to Clark on Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. and to Green River on Jan. 15 at 8 p.m.

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The Tacoma Community College womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shake its recent offensive struggles against Centralia. The Lady Titans became ineffective late in the first half and early in the second period, scoring 10 points over a 20-minute span and committing 25 turnovers to help give the Trailblazers a 53-43 win

on Jan. 2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a very well-coached, disciplined team,â&#x20AC;? said firstyear TCC head coach Dan Kriley of Centralia, who won the NWAACC West Division last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I expected out of conference play. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had trouble scoring all year long. We just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough ladies that, if we need a bucket, we can go get it.â&#x20AC;? Alexus Grant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the only TCC player to score in double figures with a team-high 12 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; put the Titans up 15-8 midway through the first half with two three-pointers in a span of a minute. But TCC then watched Centralia go on a 17-4 run the rest of the half, as guard Leah Davis hit two three-pointers during the stretch. The Trailblazersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Julia Myers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished with a game-high 14 points off the bench â&#x20AC;&#x201C; would give Centralia the lead for good with a jumper with 4:12 left in the first half to make it 19-17. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not getting enough easy buckets, and then when we have opportunities to get easy buckets weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re making bad decisions,â&#x20AC;? Kriley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got

to make our own breaks, and that just comes through decision making.â&#x20AC;? The Titans continued the struggles early in the second period, committing five turnovers in the first five minutes. Myers gave the Trailblazers their first double-digit lead, at 32-21, with a jumper with 15:30 to go, and extended it to 41-25 with a three-pointer at the 9:20 mark. The Titans got no closer than within 10 points the rest of the way. Tyanna Barton finished with seven points, four steals and three assists for the Titans, while Jordan Stewart and Naomi Brown added six points apiece. TCC finished by shooting just 34 percent from the field, and went 8-for-23 from the free-throw line. The Titans found their offensive groove in a 75-58 win over Grays Harbor on Jan. 4, as Grant scored a game-high 24 points, Stewart had 16 points and Barton added 13 points for TCC. The Titans next host South Puget Sound on Jan. 11 at 3 p.m. and travel for road contests at Clark on Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. and at Green River on Jan. 15 at 6 p.m.

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hurmond Brokenbrough, the man behind the smoker at Uncle Thurmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finger Lickinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ribs and Chicken, is calling out Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slab jockeys to go rib-to-rib against his home-style recipe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the best in town, and I want to call people out,â&#x20AC;? he said with a laugh that only confidence provides. He is pondering ways for the barbeque restaurants in town to have a contest for the honor of â&#x20AC;&#x153;best ribs in the 253,â&#x20AC;? maybe by categories for pork, beef, sandwich or whatever. While he is confident that he would win some bragging rights with his secret process, which involves slow smoking with mesquite and fruit woods topped with tightly-held sauce ingredients, the idea of a contest is more to promote barbeque than for trash-talking fodder between restaurants. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it to be disrespectful. I just want to get them into the arena,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just want to put the focus on the barbeque community and this is the best way to do it.â&#x20AC;? Details about the rib challenge are in the works, but there are two basic trains of thought. One method would be to adopt

the college basketball bracket system of March Madness. A rib bracket would have customers visit the particular rib joints around Pierce County during each week in the month and vote on which joint produced the best rib meal in that particular bracket. The top restaurant would progress rities sample the prized meats from through the bracket system by the around the 253 to critique and end of the month to win the best award â&#x20AC;&#x153;top slabâ&#x20AC;? honors. rib honors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just interested in getting Another option would be to the ball rolling on something like hold a one-day rib challenge at that,â&#x20AC;? Brokenbrough said. Taste of Tacoma, or other commuIn the meantime, Uncle Thurmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nity event during the summer much Finger Lickinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ribs and Chicken like MaritimeFest held the Clam hosts The Kareem Kandi Band each Chowder Challenge. Customers month for the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best all ages, could sample the rib offerings and no-cover jazz night that is served simply vote for the best offerings up with stick-to-your-ribs comfort at a central ballot collection spot. food. Uncle Thurmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is located at A tally of the votes determines the 3709 S. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St. in Tacoma. winner. Yet another option would be to COME IN FOR simply have ;k^Zd_Zlm notable foodEng\a ies and celeb-

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we played with great composure,â&#x20AC;? said Eagles head coach Mark Lovelady. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought our kids, against their zone, handled their little halfcourt trap that they run. We were looking in the inside, looking in the high post. We were just sharing the ball.â&#x20AC;? Junior center Luke Grocott was the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; inside presence, scoring a couple of baskets in the second quarter, the second of which put Life Christian up 26-13 with 2:18 until halftime. Grocott finished with a team-high 12 points and seven rebounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just trying to get good position, first off. (Guard) Taylor (Roelofs) was making good passes to me, the wings were making good passes to me. I was just trying to make one move and go up strong.â&#x20AC;? Sophomore guard Wyatt Dunlap â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished with 10 points and six rebounds off the bench â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hit a threepointer 12 seconds before halftime to put the Eagles up 32-13 at the break. They allowed just four field goals to the Eagles in the first half. But the Warriors responded, forcing Life Christian into some careless turnovers and outscoring the Eagles 15-7 in the third period. They moved even closer in the fourth, as Taggart Anderson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished with a game-high 16 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nailed a threepointer to cut it to 41-31 with just under five minutes to go. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the first half we were doing a lot better job on defense,â&#x20AC;? said Roelofs, who scored eight points and added six rebounds for the Eagles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were communicating better, boxing out and not giving them second-chance opportunities. We lost a little bit of focus in the second half,

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COMEDIAN CRAIG GASS COMES BACK TO HIS NORTHWEST ROOTS See him perform live Jan. 18 at the Pantages


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omedian Craig Gass may have been born and raised in the Bronx, but you can’t accuse him of pandering as he whips fans of the top-seeded Seattle Seahawks fans into a frenzy on Jan. 18 at the Pantages Theater. “I got my start up there in the Pacific Northwest,” recalled the New York-based comic, who is best known for his spoton impressions of Christopher Walken, Al Pacino and other celebs. “It’s funny because about 10 years ago – when I started having the freedom to go anywhere I want, any time I want – it dawned on me that I could actually just start scheduling all my comedy shows around the Seahawks and Mariners road schedule, which is ridiculous. “I’m the only person on the planet that’s actually spent so much time and effort going to Mariner and Seahawk games around the country. But it was a lot easier for me to be able to watch the Mariners play in Minneapolis and Kansas City and Tampa Bay than it was for me to keep flying up to Seattle.” Over the years, he’s incorporated his love of ‘Hawks football into his act. “Initially, I’ll get booed in cities like Pittsburgh, Boston and San Francisco. But I’ve been

very proud of the fact that I’ve been able to then be cheered in those cities with teams that we’ve had such bad experiences with.” Among the acts supporting Gass at the Pantages will be local favorites Ralph Porter, John Stewart and Xung Lam. That last guy was featured on Gass’s most recent DVD, “The Worst Comedy Show Ever,” which was recorded at Dave’s in Milton. But of special interest to Seattle football fanatics will be the official comedic debut of former Seahawks lineman John Moffitt. Moffitt became a fan favorite in part because of his quirky cameos on “The Real Rob Report,” a series of behind-the-scenes YouTube videos filmed by ‘Hawks fullback Michael Robinson. But Moffitt was traded to the Denver Broncos during the last off season. Then he made headlines in November when he decided to walk away from the National Football League. “He had a million dollars guaranteed for next year,” Gass said, “and he was playing for a team that, arguably, might wind up playing in the Super Bowl. He said, ‘I’d rather be healthy and happy and have a long life. I’ve made enough money. I don’t need to make any more.’ And that was really controversial.” Mutual friends in the Seahawks organization had long suggested that Gass and Moffitt get together. But it took BJ Shea – the host of “The BJ Shea Morning Experience” on Seattle’s KISW-FM (99.9) – to

facilitate their friendship. Moffitt was a guest on Shea’s show last November when Gass decided to call in from the road. Gass mentioned that he was planning a big show in Tacoma to coincide with the playoffs, and he wondered if Moffitt might be interested in showing up. “Before I even finished he said, ‘Yes! (Hell) yes! Let’s do it!’” Gass said. “I’ve been working with him on creating material about his life as a big, giant football dude, and he’s into it. He’s actually willing to say some really personal stuff that’s gonna be really funny. I think there’s gonna be a lot of support for him there in the room.” So Seahawks mania will be in full swing on Jan. 18. But Gass said the Tacoma show would also be special because of how he spent his formative years honing his craft in this area. “I started 20 years ago getting any kind of stage night I could, five nights a week for the five years, from 1993 to 1998,” he said. “I didn’t make any money. I never wanted to make any money, I just loved doing standup comedy.” During the first year, he snuck into the Temple Theatre to see one of his comedic idols, an experience that sticks with him to this day. “I actually had an exchange with George Carlin that went so well that he asked to get in touch with me,” he said. “George and I stayed in touch. ... I would call him up and

ask him questions about life, because I was looking for a father figure. But to be able to come back and do a big show in a theater in Tacoma is gonna be special for me, and I’m really excited about doing that.” Gass had lots of other great stories, too: about badgering Paul McCartney and other musical guests on “The Howard Stern Show” and freaking out “The Family Guy” and “American Dad” creator Seth McFarlane. But you’ve got to hear his hilarious impressions of Tracy Morgan and Gene Simmons to truly appreciate those. This week, we’ll have audio outtakes from the interview on our Daily Mashup blog ( They’re well worth checking out, if nothing else to learn how Gass got in trouble a couple of months ago on the KISS Kruise.


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Rainier League of Arts is presenting “Global Views” juried art show at the Center Gallery at Catholic Community Services (1323 S. Yakima Ave.) through Feb. 28. About 20 artists from the club are in this show juried by Tacoma Art Commission. Paul Langston’s “White Roses” is one of the paintings in this fine art show that has everything from paintings of people and places around the world, to Sumi and blown glass. Show is open for view 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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FIVE MADE IN TACOMA Tacoma’s Alea Publishing & Recording has announced the Jan. 11 release of a new CD, “Made in Tacoma: New C h a m b e r Music for Saxophone,” featuring local saxophonist Erik Steighner. A free concert open to the public will take place at the Museum of Glass at 1 p.m. that day featuring Steighner along with fellow saxophonists Evan Smith and Fred Winkler, and will include both works from the CD (by Greg Youtz, Jeff Tecca, and Erik Steighner) as well as other pieces from the saxophone repertoire (by Paul Hindemith, Barry Cockcroft, and Allan Blank). Buy the CD at the concert, from a variety of local retailers, and at www.


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ARCADIA PUBLISHING By Steve Dunkelberger


nowledge of local history was once locked away in three general places: woven-bound books in libraries, in the fading minds of senior citizens or relayed in talks by historical societies. Internet archives and on-demand publishing then created a niche for people at least marginally interested in the past to learn about their communities without investing a lot of research time in file

folders and decaying newspapers. King among the providers of local histories is Arcadia Publishing, which specializes in publishing short-run books about communities. Arcadia offers more than 8,500 titles in print and hundreds of new ones released every year about communities around the nation. And it has been a busy year for local authors in that regard. A handful of Pierce County books appeared on shelves in the past few months with another batch on the way. Here is a roundup of new Arcadia releases about history in the South Sound.

Other books on local history in the Arcadia series include: • Anderson Island

• Lakewood

• Tacoma’s North Slope

• Baseball in Tacoma-Pierce County

• McChord Field • Mount Rainier National Park

• Tacoma’s Proctor District • Tacoma’s Salmon Beach

• Old Tacoma

• Tacoma’s Waterfront

• Puyallup Valley

• Steilacoom • Sumner • Woodbrook Hunt Club

• Bonney Lake’s Plateau • Cemeteries of Tacoma • Downtown Tacoma • Fife

• Tacoma’s Stadium District

• South Tacoma • Tacoma’s Haunted History

• Fort Lewis



“Tacoma Rail,” by David J. Cantlin, covers the beginnings and current operations of Tacoma’s “Step Child Utility” in 128 pages of train and rail photos from its past. What started out as a trolley line now serves as part of the spine of Tacoma’s international shipping operations that shuttles freight from the tideflats to distribution centers around the state on 204 miles of track. Cantlin is a local railroad historian and photographer and has written two previous articles about Tacoma Rail. He works for the City of Fife Parks Department. Alongside the industrial photos and pages of train engines, there is a story about the rise of Tacoma as a major shipping terminal that is well worth examination.


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serves up a buffet of local histories PUYALLUP Ruth Anderson, coauthor of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Puyallup, Pioneer Paradise,â&#x20AC;? worked with Hans Zeiger, Sarah Beals and members of the historical societies of Puyallup, Orting, Sumner and South Hill, along with staffs from the Puyallup Public Library and Karshner Museum, for a second book about Puyallup that focuses on the people who made the city in the shadow of Mount Rainier. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legendary Localsâ&#x20AC;? chronicles the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tribal history as well as its pioneers, notable business owners and noted residents, including a group of farmers who gathered in the summer in 1900 that grew annually to be the Washington State Fair.

Now people at least marginally interested in the past can learn about their communities without investing a lot of research time in file folders and decaying newspapers.

GIG HARBOR UNIVERSITY PLACE Another suburban history worth looking at is â&#x20AC;&#x153;University Place,â&#x20AC;? by Arne Handeland. The obvious question of its name without the benefit of an actual university within its borders is explained along with snapshots and news items about the farms and estates that dotted the waterfront areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hillsides. The book includes photographs from the archives of University Place Historical Society, University Place

School District, Tacoma Public Library and personal albums. For the record, University Place was named because the once rural area was selected as a site for the future University of Puget Sound. Plans were drawn up in the 1890s but fates intervened and the campus was located closer to Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown. The university never broke ground, but the name stuck.

Donald R. Tjossem pieced together a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gig Harborâ&#x20AC;? book that proves more interesting than first thought as it shows the fits and starts of the growing Pierce County community as a safe harbor for Charles Wilkesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expedition through the area in 1841 and its rise as a fishing port. Big changes to the area came with the construction of the Narrows Bridge that made it a bedroom community to the more urbanized regions of the Sound.

That growth spurt was stunted when the bridge collapsed within a year of construction and then took a decade to replace. Tjossem, a local writer and historian, gathered photographs from the Harbor History Museum,

Tacoma Public Library, Washington State Historical Society and Museum of History and Industry as well as neverbefore-published images from private collections to bring the growth of Gig Harbor to life.

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The 2013 PTA Reflections contest had a theme of Believe, Dream, Inspire. What a joy to see the many different ways students across Tacoma worked with this theme.






9 1. I dream of a rainbow. I’m riding a horse, and he’s running on a rainbow. By Alaina Sundsmo, Kindergarten, Pt. Defiance Elementary


2. A Caterpillar’s Dream: The caterpillar believes and dreams he can become a butterfly. The butterfly has inspired the caterpillar. By Madeleine McKeown, 5th grade, Grant Elementary

3. I chose the Wright Brothers theme because flying inspired them to BELIEVE, DREAM, and INSPIRE. They saw birds in the sky flying, which inspired them, and they believed people could fly too. They dreamed that they could fly and that dream came true! By Yujin Kim, 5th grade, Brown’s Pt. Elementary 4. The Strong Butterfly: I watched this butterfly hatch from a chrysalis and then I let it go. Now I’m inspired to grow big and strong like this butterfly. By Madeleine McKeown, 2nd grade, Grant Elementary.


5. My entry relates to the theme because it has pictures of people and inventions that changed our world. All the inventions began as dreams. The inventors believed it could be done and later their inventions inspired others to make it better. Samantha Smith, 6th grade, Truman Middle School 6. The Dream Tree: My painting is about my dreams. I do believe that some dreams come true. It is important to believe with all your heart and never give up on your dreams. By Gabriela Kopec, 3rd grade, Pt. Defiance Elementary



SCULPTURES IN THE PARK Art teacher Ms. Haddigan at Truman Middle School had her students do a CBA entitled, “Sculptures in the Park.” Students sketched out an idea for a sculpture that showed movement in a park, then did a Marquette sculpture, which is a smaller version of a much larger sculpture. Who knows, maybe someday the enlarged version of what we see today will grace a Tacoma park!

7. In my work the girl is first surrounded by darkness but works for her dream and reaches for the stars (her dream) in the sky. One by one, the stars come down next to her which means her dream is coming true. By Bijou Kim, 8th grade, Meeker Middle School 8. Believe: In being yourself, unique and different. Dream: Dreams happen on a starry night. Inspire: Be inspired and inspire others. By Yazelyn Benitez, 5th grade, Grant Elementary 9. Forgotten Pillars of Life: In a time of bleakness and lost hope, a young dragon stumbled upon a forgotten temple with 3 dragon statues, but these didn’t seem like mundane pieces of stone... This drawing represents 3 dragons. The red dragon is the dragon of inspiration (like fire). The dragoness of dreams is in purple, and the dragoness of belief holds them all together. By Kajsa Bloyd, 8th grade, Truman Middle School 10. First, my teacher is helping me believe in myself. Then, I dream to be a teacher. Then, I inspire a kid when I am a teacher! By Jaidyn Ord, 1st grade, Skyline Elementary 11. By Summer Bliss Yager, 5th grade, Pt. Defiance Elementary 12. Break Away inspires people to not be like everyone else. It can also make people believe they are different. I dream to be not the average person. By Mackenzie Casper, 8th grade, Meeker Middle School 13. I took this picture because it was really pretty and I liked how it’s shaped like an ornament. This dahlia inspired me to be perfect. By Aidan McKeown, 2nd grade, Grant Elementary

QUEEN OF PROCRASTINATION By Angel Tyler, 8th grade

By Aujahnae Porter, 8th grade

(A 100 word story)

Breanna waited until the last minute to do her homework and chores, but no one knew that she had the ability to freeze time with the snap of her fingers. She would continuously freeze time using it to her advantage. Sometimes she would freeze time for minutes, hours, or even days. Each time Breanna stopped time it became harder and harder to unfreeze. One particular winter day, like she always did, she snapped her fingers. Nothing happened. She snapped harder and harder. Nothing happened. She became terrified. She snapped her fingers one last time. She breathed a sigh of relief when the world moved again. Never again did she procrastinate! By Kyle Smith, 8th grade

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Teachers and students interested in submitting work may get guidelines or information from Shari Shelton, (253) 906-3769 or at, or may contact Donna McCracken, (253) 475-8387 or

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MONDAY, JAN. 13 JAZZBONES: Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method (blues, rock) 8 p.m., $6


BREAKING BAD. The Breaklites – featuring Alex Boone, John McRae,

Craig Vialle and Alex Schelhammer – will celebrate the release of their new digital album, “I America,” on Jan. 11 at Jazzbones. By Ernest A. Jasmin


ith a name like “I A m e r i c a ,” it made perfect sense for The Breaklites to drop the eponymous lead single from their new album around the Fourth of July. But while other locals were loading up on ribs, fireworks and unbridled jingoism, the Tacoma hiphop crew was taking a more critical look at modern American values: Corporations are people, and the dollar is king And the bottom line rules over everything You don’t like it just beat it, you socialists can just leave It’s every man for himself, that’s the American dream “I don’t necessarily know if we wanted it to be political, but there’s definitely a flavor of that in there,” vocalist, guitarist and producer John McRae said of the new album, which the Breaklites released as a free download on Tuesday at www. The group will headline an “I America” release show at Tacoma’s Jazzbones on Saturday, Jan. 11, with support from Perry Porter. “It’s kind of trying to bring to light some things as a group we all notice,” McRae said. “It’s almost sarcastically talking about issues with America and Western capitalist, materialistic culture.” “What I’m talking about is, basically, our food system and the way that we pilfer the planet and don’t really clean up

any of the messes that we make,” group co-founder Alex Boone, a.k.a. Cruel, added. “We think that everything is inexhaustible; but, in reality, a lot of it’s not.” Elsewhere, on “Fly Swatter,” Moore imagines the Occupy Wall Street movement turned fullblown insurrection; and album opener “Fill It Up” takes on gender inequality. But that’s not to say one of Tacoma’s most popular hip-hop acts has strayed entirely from the booty shakin’ hedonism of 2012’s “In the Trunk” CD. “There’s funky, fun songs a lot of people know us for,” McRae said. “There are a few others that are a little deeper, but I wouldn’t call it a political record by any means.” “I want it to be music that’s fun, that you can still enjoy listening to on a sunny a day,” Moore said. “But … I also want it to have some depth to it.” The Breaklites – also hype man Alex Schelhammer and DJ Craig Vialle – have expanded their musical palette with the new tunes, as well. “John’s our main producer,” Moore said. “He listens to a lot more than just rap, so the way that way that he thinks about music is a lot more like an electronic or indie band would.” “Your standard hiphop/rap formula is kind of you make a loop and then you either cut things out or add certain instruments that break up the parts of the songs,” McRae said. “On this one, some of the songs actually have your more traditional chord

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SATURDAY, JAN. 11 GRIT CITY COMEDY: Sam Demaris (comedy) 8:30, 10:30 p.m., $15

B SHARP COFFEE: Eugenie Jones (jazz) 7 p.m., NC BOB’S JAVA JIVE: Trees and Timber, Red Jacket Mine, Julia Massey (indie-rock) 8 p.m., $5 DAVE’S OF MILTON: Harold Gomex, Mr. Mookie, Jamal Harrington (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $10 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Just Dirt (rock covers) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: The Breaklites, Perry Porter (hip-hop) 8 p.m., $8 LOUIE G’S: Hookerfist (Tool tribute) 7 p.m., AA SPAR: The Rallies, The Tenants (alt-rock, pop) 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Mitch Reams fundraiser, 8:30 p.m. in the loft, Rumble Underground (rock) 9 p.m. in the Rum Bar, NC SWISS: Kry (rock covers) 9 p.m., $5-$10 TACOMA COMEDY: Matt Braunger (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $15 UNCLE SAM’S: Tumbling Dice (Rolling Stones tribute) 8 p.m.

SWISS: Dean Reichert (blues) 9 p.m., NC

JAZZBONES: Rockaroke (live band karaoke) 8 p.m., $8 NEW FRONTIER: Jazz & beyond (live jam) 7 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino, Brooke Lizotte (experimental jam) 9 p.m., NC UNCLE SAM’S: Blues jam, 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 14 DAVE’S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (blues, rock) 7 p.m., NC

ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 JAZZBONES: Ralph Porter hosts Ha Ha Tuesday (comedy) 8 p.m., $5 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (acoustic open mic) 8 p.m., NC

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15 JAZZBONES: Amanda Hardy, Twang Junkies, Dumbpop, Under Sin (Hempfest tryout) 7:30 p.m., NC DAVE’S OF MILTON: The Rubber Band (jam night) 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Dave Nichols’ Hump Day Jam, 8:30 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+

THURSDAY, JAN. 16 502 MARTINI: Kim Archer (singer-songwriter) 5 p.m., NC

SUNDAY, JAN. 12 IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN: Junkyard Jane (blues, rock) 5 p.m., NC, AA

DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC GRIT CITY COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8:30 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Billy Stoops (open jam) 8 p.m., NC SWISS: Billy Pratt (singer-songwriter) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: Sean O’Connor (comedy) 8 p.m., $10 UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (blues, rock) 7 p.m., NC

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: Open bluegrass jam, 3 p.m., NC SPAR: Boneyard Preachers (blues) 7 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Bobby Hoffman Allstars(classic rock) 8:30 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy Drag Show with Jubal Flagg, 8 p.m., $10, 18+

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FRI., JAN. 10 INDIGO GIRLS Join Grammy-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls in an intimate concert at the Pantages Theater. With a tour history spanning 25 years, their staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes, have earned the Indigo Girls a devoted following and the lasting respect of a multigenerational fans. The duo began performing together in high school. Since then, they have a recording career that consists of fourteen studio albums, three live records and three greatest hits compilations. Of these releases, seven reached gold status, four reach platinum and one hit the double platinum mark. Wherever the Indigo Girls’ creative journey may take them, they always hold out a hand to their listeners and we get to feel it all. Tickets: $26-$72. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Info:


SUN., JAN. 12 ETCHING AND PATINAS This class will cover many ways to etch unique designs onto copper, brass and silver. The class will cover quick and easy chemical etching and chemical free electro-etching that is so popular for use in the home studio, by using a variety of resists including toner transfer paper, rubber stamps, paint pens and more. A home studio set-up, safety, proper disposal and ways to etch silver will also be discussed. Copper and brass provided, students may bring silver to etch if they wish. The class takes place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Metal Arts Center, located at 3833 6th Ave. Cost: $55. Info:

THURS., JAN. 16 TRAVEL TALKS Jan Ruud will share stories, images and reflections from three memorable walks made along the Camino Frances, the Chemin d’Árles and the Via Francigena. Ruud is a pilgrim and Lutheran Pastor who is currently serving at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Tacoma. “Travel Talks” is a free monthly program of the World Affairs Council of Tacoma. For more information, visit www.wactacoma. com. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at Annie Wright Schools, located at 827 N. Tacoma Ave.

SAT., JAN. 18 CRAIG GASS LIVE Craig Gass will make you laugh, weep and gasp at his stand-up and impressionist comedy. Starting his career on the grueling, bumpy comedy circuit road, Gass’ unrivaled ability to not only imitate – but inhabit – celebrities earned him a spot on the Howard Stern Show. There he blew listeners’ minds with his uncanny impressions of notorious personalities like Christopher Walken, Gene Simmons, Gilbert Gottfried, Tracy Morgan, Al Pacino and more. This led to successful guest spots on hit shows like “King of Queens,” “Sex and the City” and “Family Guy.” Craig is a living, breathing, mimicking product of pop culture and his career is an authentic, modern day

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and cultural history through the work of the famed Scottish naturalist and his discovery of more than 200 species in the Northwest. Guest curated by Jack and Claire Nisbet, the exhibit displays Douglas’ journals and observations of Native tribes, rare 19th century botanical books and his original pressed specimens, bird mounts, pelts and skins. In addition, the exhibit traces the origins of the eponymous Douglas fir tree. David Douglas: “A Naturalist at Work” will be on display through Feb. 23, 2014. The Washington State History Museum is located at 1911 Pacific Ave. Info: HANDS AT WORK An exhibit of 24 stunning photographs showing human hands and the work they do. From gardener to midwife, fisherman to puppeteer, “Hands at Work” chronicles Washingtonians and their extraordinary range of work. Developed by photographer Summer Moon Scriver and writer Iris Graville. The show runs through May 2014 at the Washington State History Museum. Info:

SAT., JAN 11 JEWELRY RECYCLING WORKSHOP Learn to make jewelry from gold scrap or fine gold casting grain. This class will cover alloying, melting, casting an ingot and using the rolling mill to produce gold stock from gold scrap or casting grain. Then students will take their gold and create a new piece of jewelry. The project can be a ring, earrings, chain – there are many possibilities. These processes are also suitable for students who wish to work in silver. Students should bring gold or silver scrap or old jewelry, or gold casting grain (this can also be ordered through the instructor prior to class). No experience necessary. Limited to six students. The workshop takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tacoma Metal Arts Center, located at 3833 6th Ave. Cost: $95. Info:

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SUN., JAN. 19 MINI MAESTROS: PETER AND THE WOLF Prokofiev’s timeless favorite introduces the different instruments in the orchestra as characters in a classic Russian folk tale. “Peter and the Wolf” tells the story of a young boy living with his grandfather in a forest clearing, and the adventure he and his animal friends have with a wolf that comes in from the meadow through the garden gate. Each character is represented by a different musical instrument or group of instruments. The piece specially features the Woodwind Family of instruments. Northwest Public Radio’s Steve Reeder narrates. The performance takes place at 2:30 p.m. at the Rialto Theater. Tickets: $10 for adults, $7 for children two and over. Babies and toddlers are free. Info:

FRI., JAN. 24 BLUES BROTHERS REVUE The characters of Jake and Elwood Blues, created by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in 1978, were initially imagined as frontmen for a fictitious American blues and soul band. Since their film debut in 1980, the irreverent characters have resonated with people around the world and the Blues Brothers have catapulted into a cultural phenomenon and a musical, comedic and cinematic legend. “The Official Blues Brothers Revue,” featuring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood, recreates the live concert experience by integrating the humor and songs from the original film and subsequent albums. Produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Aykroyd, the “Revue” pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, soul music and gospel in the true spirit of the original Blues Brothers.The performances takes place at the Pantages Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $26-$59. Info:

FRI., JAN. 31 JUDY COLLINS WITH PASSENGER STRING QUARTET Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a firm commitment to social activism for decades. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Her luminescent presence continues to shine brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, “Wildflowers,” has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won “Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She’s garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums. The performance takes place at the Pantages Theater. Tickets: $28-$64. Info:

BULLETIN BOARD ‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ Wide-eyed Scout is fascinated with the sensitively revealed people of her small town but, from the start, there’s a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of the life here. Set in 1935, this play illustrates the social issues of this time period. When Scout’s father, the humble and respected lawyer Atticus Finch, defends a black man against shocking accusations by a white family, the town takes sides. And Scout learns about the contradictions of prosperity and dire poverty, celebrated freedom and rank injustice, love and hate. This dramatization of the touching classic tale is a meaningful work of art. This Tacoma Little Theatre production runs Jan. 24 to Feb. 9, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays

at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15-$22. Info: ‘WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?’ In this Lakewood Playhouse premier, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” comes with the tag line “100 percent anarchy – with a twist!” George and Martha face off as one of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Edward Albee’s hilarious and provocative masterpiece. They are joined by an unwitting young couple invited over for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire. The production runs Jan. 10 to Feb. 2, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Special Thursday “Pay What You Can” performances take place Jan. 16 and 23 at 8 p.m. Info: IRISH CYLINDERS BY DALE CHIHULY Created almost 40 years ago, the legendary “Irish Cylinders” by Dale Chihuly are now on exhibition at Museum of Glass. Among the earliest series of Chihuly’s oeuvre are the little-known, legendary Irish Cylinders, created in 1975 at the Rhode Island School of Design, begun on St. Patrick’s Day and completed over Thanksgiving weekend. The 44 vessels, loosely categorized as St. Patrick’s Day Cylinders, Irish Cylinders and the Ulysses Cylinders, which were inspired by James Joyce’s masterpiece “Ulysses.” Minty and milky, the Irish Cylinders feature glassdrawing pick-up techniques similar to Chihuly’s more abstract Blanket Cylinders. The series was briefly exhibited at the Benson Gallery in Bridehampton, NY in the summer of 1976, but then placed in storage. The complete series of Irish Cylinders has been previously exhibited at the Portland Art Museum in 1997. The Stromple Collection now numbers more than five hundred objects and is the largest single holding of Chihuly’s work. The Museum of Glass is located at 1801 Dock St. Info: www. ‘DAVID DOUGLAS: A NATURALIST AT WORK’ Discover the history and intrigue of nature in the Northwest. After the age of exploration, the discovery and identification of new species continued to generate great excitement among nations. “David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work” studies the intersection of geography, science

COMEDY OPEN MIC The Happy Thursday Comedy Open Mic is a weekly stand-up comedy open mic hosted by comedian Kareem Walters, featuring some of the best rising comics and established headliners. Each week professional and amateur comedians test new material to develop their acts. It is an opportunity to test your new material in a non-comedy club atmosphere You can catch the action at Triple Play – the newest sports bar on 6th Avenue – every Thursday. Happy Thursday Comedy Open Mic offers a fun, unpredictable show experience you won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy rare and exciting burgers while watching some of the funniest comics in the Northwest. Every Thursday at 9 p.m. Info: www. PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT Each month, on the first and third Friday from 6-9 p.m., is parents’ night out! Bring the kids to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, where organizers will entertain the kids in a safe and fun environment. Cost is $25 per child, $10 each additional sibling. Members receive a 10 percent discount. Parents’ Night Out is most appropriate for children 3-10 years old. All children must be able to use the toilet independently. Registration is required. Register early, spots fill up quickly! Info: www. 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, 911:30 p.m., is $5. The atmosphere is super laid-back and fun, and features great guest instructors and DJs playing swing music from the 1930s and 1940s to keep dancers hopping all night long. In addition, blues will be played every second and fourth Friday of the month and kizomba every fourth Sunday. BALLROOM DANCING 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: www. or (253) 404-3939. DRUM CIRCLE 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 UKULELE CIRCLE 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.

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The City of Milton has received a Minor Site Plan application for Installation of a new diesel powered emergency backup generator on a new 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6â&#x20AC;?x10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6â&#x20AC;? concrete pad. 7KH VLWH LV ORFDWHG DW  3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F +Z\ ( The project is SEPA exempt. A full copy of the plans and application are available upon request at the Planning and Community Development Department located at 1000 Laurel St Milton, WA 98354. Comments on the above application must be submitted in writing to Chris Larson, Contract Planner, Planning and Community Development Department, 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354, by 5:00 PM on January 23rd, 2014. If you have questions about this proposal, or wish to be made a party of record and receive additional information by mail, please contact Chris Larson, at 253-517-2715 or clarson@ Anyone who submits written comments will automatically become a party RIUHFRUGDQGZLOOEHQRWLĂ&#x20AC;HGRIDQ\GHFLVLRQ on this project.


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<28DUHKHUHE\VXPPRQHGWRDSSHDUIRU 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.

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You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 11th day of February, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. )$,/85(72$33($53/($'25 27+(5:,6('()(1'0$<5(68/7,1$ '()$8/7-8'*(0(17 TO: Charles B. Satiacum DOB: 08/24/1982 Case Name: Puyallup Tribe vs. Charles B. Satiacum &DVH1XPEHU38<)+),6+ <28DUHKHUHE\VXPPRQHGWRDSSHDUIRU an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on Tuesday the 4th day of March, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. )$,/85(72$33($53/($'25 27+(5:,6('()(1'0$<5(68/7,1$ '()$8/7-8'*0(17

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City of Milton Small Works Roster Submittal Date: Open Title: City of Milton, Small Works Roster Submittals due: Continuous Owner: City of Milton, Public Works, 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354, contact Sue Timm. Applications to: Owner Scope: Perform construction, alteration, repair, or improvement other than ordinary maintenance. Possible projects could include water main repair or replacement, storm system upgrades, concrete work, electrical/ telemetry work, and other miscellaneous trades or services. Notes: Contact the Owner for an application by mail, e-mail (, phone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 253.922.8738, or fax - 253.922.3466.


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VOLUNTEERS Citizenship Volunteers Looking for a rewarding experience? Help immigrants prepare to become citizens. You will help to provide instruction to legal permanent residents who need practice with the written and oral. Training will EH RIIHUHG WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW ZHHN RI January and classes will start in mid-January. Please contact Karen Thomas at (253) 383-3951 or for more information. Help a Child Improve Reading One-on-one support makes a huge difference in an elementary studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to overcome reading challenges. As a Read2Me Tutor for Tacoma Community House, you can be that person who makes a difference. We are on the lookout for committed tutors for grades 1-3. There are sessions at Manitou Park, Mann, McCarver, and Roosevelt Elementary Schools. The next orientations will be held in January. Call 253.383.3951 for more information. These are exciting times and you can make a difference! South Sound Outreach Services invites you to be trained as an In Person Assister Volunteer to help Pierce County residents enroll online for health insurance in the Washington Health Plan Finder. Open Enrollment is October 1 until March 31st. Coverage begins January 1st, 2014 for those enrolled by December 15th. Interested trainees may call Heather at SSOS 253593-2111. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be glad you did!

Meals on Wheels Office Volunteer 'R\RXZDQWWRSXW\RXURIĂ&#x20AC;FH skills to work in a rewarding volunteer opportunity? We are seeking a volunteer with strong customer service and computer skills to assist in our Meals on Wheels Tacoma RIĂ&#x20AC;FH RQH PRUQLQJ D ZHHN Must enjoy working with seniors, using the telephone and computer, inputting data DQG VHWWLQJ XS Ă&#x20AC;OHV  )RRG handlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s card required. For more information call Linda at Lutheran Community Services: 253-272-8433. Become a Senior Companion today! Volunteers help frail or disabled seniors stay in their own home and maintain their independence. Activities include running errands, providing transportation or simply being a friend. Hourly stipend and mileage reimbursement provided. Requirements: must be 55+, serve at least 15 hours a week and be low-income. Drivers are especially needed currently. For more info call Julie Kerrigan, Program Director: 1(800) 335-8433, ext. 5686 Help furnish hope to those in need! NW Furniture Bank Volunteers needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;NWFB helps restore hope, dignity and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need.â&#x20AC;? Tuesday-Saturday Truck Volunteers Needed9:00 am-2:00 pm. Truck volunteers ride along in the truck, deliver furniture to clients and make residential and corporate pickups; they are an essential part of the NWFB Team. To volunteer contact us at or call 253-302-3868. Portland Ave Community Center Senior Programs We need a volunteer to host programs Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-12, & 1-2:30 pm at Portland Ave Community Center Senior Programs. Volunteer will be calling Bingo and doing some extreme crafting, gardening during spring & summer and into fall. If interested call Bonnie @ 253-278-1475 Monday- Friday 8:30-4PM. Ayusa International SeeksTacoma Host Parents for High School Exchange Students Ayusa International, a \HDUROGQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WWKDW

promotes global learning through the hosting of high school foreign exchange students, is seeking parents/ families in Tacoma to host for the upcoming 2013-2014 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 6SDLQWKH\DUHDOOSURĂ&#x20AC;FLHQW in English. For more information, please visit our website:

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 www. Project Homeless Connect is an annual event where homeless individuals can receive free services. The next event will be held at Tacoma Dome on Oct 23rd. For more information visit www. or call 253.593.2111. Get involved with Metro Parks Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Citizen Advisory Councils! The Business & Responsive Agency Council helps district leadership with business planQLQJ Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO VXVWDLQDELOLW\ decisions, revenue development and quality assurance. Monthly meetings focus on issues that affect the future of our park system. Visit www. to learn more or call Brett Freshwaters, &KLHI )LQDQFLDO 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHU DW 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 www.metroparkstacoma. org/volunteer and signup to EHQRWLĂ&#x20AC;HGRIVSHFLDOHYHQW service opportunities. To learn more, contact Roxanne Miles, Volunteer Manager, at 253.305.1068. Roxannem@

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, or 253.305.1025. Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies, a QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WRIIHUVHTXLQHDVVLVWed services to differently-abled individuals. Currently the program offers several 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 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, 253-571-1887.

VOLUNTEERS 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 253-571-1887 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 opWLRQV WR Ă&#x20AC;W \RXU VFKHGXOH DQG interests, such as meeting your Little at school, going on an outing or attending an agency-planned activity. For more information, visit www.bbbsps. org or call 253.396.9630. INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x153;MEMORY COMMUNITYâ&#x20AC;? What It Is: We are Memory &RPPXQLW\ D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W FRUporation). The Memory Community Project is a creative service to seniors. Our Goals & Objectives: To create an accessible resource that: â&#x20AC;˘ helps our senior citizens tell their stories â&#x20AC;˘ connects the young and the old â&#x20AC;˘ increases our understanding of those before us who help us be who we are â&#x20AC;˘ honors the generations before us and show our appreciation by preserving their memories â&#x20AC;˘ All seniors are welcome to volXQWHHUIRUĂ&#x20AC;OPLQJWKHLUVWRU\Â&#x2021; At most two days of work during daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release )RUP VLJQLQJ  'D\  Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ ideally wrapped within half a day What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you to WDON DERXW LQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;OP 8VH  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 Contact: send your emails to deyung@memorycommunity. org Or call Deyung at 253858-2445 for scheduling a PHHWLQJ 7KH Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LV IUHH 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 grocerLHV IURP D 1RQ3URĂ&#x20AC;W )RRG 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 &RPH-RLQ8V/RYLQJ+HDUWV is a group of volunteers who crochet or knit: hats for chemo, baby items, and blankets for GLIIHUHQW QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RUJDQL]Dtions 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 253-884â&#x20AC;&#x201D;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:

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Amazing development potential with this unique Old Town SURSHUW\&LW\KDVJLYHQĂ&#x20AC;QDOSODWDSSURYDOIRUORWVRQWKLV prime 3 acre piece. Big views possible from all lots in this great neighborhood, tucked back & out of the way. Walk to the historic Old Town district with its coffee shops, wine bar & restaurants.; then stroll down to the waterfront & enjoy the gorgeous Puget Sound setting with walking paths, public docks, shoreline restaurants & more! MLS# 332653

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Beautiful home crafted by Steve Jensen and meticulously cared for. All the Jensen signature touches - soaring spaces, coffered ceilings, crown molding, wainscoting, 6â&#x20AC;? base trim, tile, granite, and expansive windows. Sited on an elevated lot that adjoins natural area to the rear. Listen to the birds and your private waterfall from your patio. Wonderful landscaping designed for beauty and easy care. Sensational island kitchen opens to stunning family room. Huge master suite with fireplace. MLS #479207


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MT. RAINIER VIEW $125,000 Beautiful Level Buildable Site! Located off of Ray Nash Drive NW, this 1.25 Acres of natural setting and mature Evergreen trees is perfect to build your dream home and enjoy the Country Lifestyle! Peek-a-Boo View of Mt. Rainier. Just minutes away from sought after Schools, Uptown Gig Harbor Amenities, Restaurants, WA-Hwy 16, Hospitals, Boat launch/water activities, tennis courts & Kopachuck State Park! Electricity is available at corner.

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RURAL LIVING: ASHFORD, WA- Price for business, $105,000 with $25,000 down. Price for the real estate, $390,000 with $75,000 down. Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract includes a 3 B/R house,pr laundromat, restr./ ice d ceparcel. redu lounge bldg. on 3.4 acre, commercial zoned HIGH GROSSING, VERY PROFITABLE COFFEE SHOP CAFE FOR SALE $95,000 High trafic Count location. price d reduce

VINOTIQUE WINE SHOP/BAR/DELI IN LAKEWOOD Business is for sale for $85,000. Cash/terms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;UNDISCLOSEDâ&#x20AC;? BEAUTY SALON In Puyallup, Great Location, $20,000 Cash.price


Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CALLAHANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PUB & GRILL IN KEY CENTER Business is for sale for $300,000 with $100,000 down, High gross sales. Saler will also consider leasing the space COLLISION CENTER Same owner 15 yrs. Retiring, 6621 So. Tacoma Way. $130,000 with terms to qualified buyer - some training provided at o cost to buyer.

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