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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES UNION WAGE CHANGES Candidate interviews set for next week to fill vacant council seat By Steve Dunkelberger

REPAIRED PAGODA READY TO BE UNVEILED See this treasure again at its reopening celebration Jan. 12 By Kathleen Merryman


he Pagoda was the loveliest, newest streetcar station in the state in May 1914. Built of brick, old-growth timber and topped with clay tiles, its walls of windows looked out over Point Defiance Park and the entrance to Commencement Bay. It had easy chairs and couches for park visitors tired after tramping the trails as they waited for their ride home. It had restrooms with attendants, a concession stand and, for the men, a smoking room. Its first-aid hospital room had bandages, instruments and an operating table, but no doctor. Park planners figured that a serious accident would draw a crowd big enough to include a doctor. For the new building between the trolley tracks and the bear pits, park commissioners had chosen the Japanese style for its charm and harmony with nature. When costs rose from the original estimate of $16,000 to $32,956, they were not perturbed. They called it a wise economy to build an excellent building “for use by the fourth generation.” They were right. Generation by generation, Tacomans have loved the building through all its changes – the switch from streetcars to buses in 1938, the partnership with Capital District of Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs in 1962, the switch to a rental facility in 1983, a renovation in 1988. Then on April 14, 2011, The Pagoda burned, torched by a teen who rode his bike past the go-karts, Lodge and rose gardens, forced a window and lit up a pile of stored items in the basement under the kitchen. The flames grabbed a pile of fiberglass figures in the basement. The ones on top melted, and protected those underneath – the storybook characters from Never Never Land. The smoke blew itself up the marble stairs, against the wooden windows, all over the ceramic floor and fireplace tiles. The fire shot up through heating ducts, escaped into the kitchen, then went for the roof.

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PERFECT DAY: Argonaut to release EP next week. PAGE B5

Tacoma City Council’s first meeting of the year did not have fireworks or hot-button issues since the 2013 budget was already passed, but several interesting issues filled the agenda. On the symbolic front, the council unanimously approved a resolution encouraging Fisher Communications to return to the negotiation table with the city-owned Click! Network regarding the retransmission or “carriage fees” the television giant charges the cable provider to broadcast its stations. Fisher stations, namely KOMO Channel 4, an ABC affiliate, have been blacked out to Click costumers since the first of the year, when a one-year deal expired. Also on the agenda were the annual wage changes for city workers covered by union contracts through Teamsters Local 313; Tacoma Firefighters Union, Local 31; Tacoma Police Union, Local 6, I.U.P.A.; Tacoma Police Management Association, Local 26, I.U.P.A; and Professional Public Safety Management Association. “They are not new contracts,” Fire Chief James Duggan said The annual wage changes are part of the current contracts and cover cost of living increases based on wages from comparable positions in similar cities. Tacoma’s firefighters, for example, receive wage changes to always place its unionized firefighters in second place on wages and benefits compared to Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Spokane and Pierce County Fire and Rescue. That translates to a 0.7 percent increase this year. A first-year firefighter is paid $22.68 an hour under the new scale, for example. An entry-level police officer is paid $26.88 an hour.

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KOMO signals still crossed in Click! negotiations By Steve Dunkelberger


BACK T0 ITS BEAUTIFUL SELF. The Pagoda in Point Defiance Park reopens Saturday, 21 months after an arson necessitated $7 million in repairs and renovations that preserve its historic fabric, bring it up to building codes and broaden its uses.

The firefighters first on the scene looked in the windows, saw the flames and resolved to save not just the building, but as much of its history as they could. They broke only one door to get in. Almost two years after that morning, their decision brings Metro Parks Tacoma historian Melissa McGinnis almost to tears. “They did not break a single window,” she said. “When they started fighting the fire, they poked a hole through the front, then said, ‘We’re really sorry, but we have to rip the tiles off the roof.’” Getting those tiles back on the roof, restoring every salvageable piece of mar-

ble, metal, wood and glass began the minute the fire was out. The effort has demanded imagination, innovation, perseverance, luck, 21 months and $7 million. “The wheels were turning before the fire was out,” said Curtis Hancock, who managed the project. “The remediation crew was standing by.” They were talking about how quickly smoke can settle into marble and how caustic some firefighting materials are. They were lining up the materials to deepclean everything, from the beams to the basement, before the smell of smoke setX See PAGODA / page A10

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After the television signals of KOMO went dark on New Year’s Day for Tacoma-area residents on the city-owned Click! Network, talks have remained stalled between Fisher Communications and the cable provider, making it the first such negotiation-related outage in Click!’s 15-year history. “It’s happened in the industry,” Click! spokeswoman Diane Lachel said. “It’s rare, but it does happen. Never with Click!, and never with any operator I’ve represented in my 42 years in this business. Holding the line is a huge risk because customers have many more choices today than ever before. … But, it’s a risk we’re willing to take short term for a long-term benefit for our customers. As a notfor-profit, we have to pass along any programmer rate increases on to our customers. It’s my fiduciary responsibility to negotiate the best deal possible. The deal KOMO has proposed is way out of line.” At issue is the price Fisher wants to charges Click! for the privilege of carrying the communication company’s television stations: KOMO, KOMO HD, KUNS, KUNS HD, This TV and MundoFox. Television viewers using Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Charter or other cable providers are not affected, and the channels are also available as streaming videos online. Click!, a subsidiary of Tacoma Power, offered a 6-percent increase. Fisher wanted X See NO KOMO / page A10

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A man robbed a bank in Proctor District on Jan. 7. The incident occurred at the Key Bank branch in the 3900 block of North 26th Street. The suspect, wearing a mask, entered the bank. He demanded money, but did not indicate whether he had a weapon.


An officer used pepper spray to break up a fight on Jan. 7. The incident occurred in the 6400 block of Sixth Avenue. Numerous people were fighting. When the participants did not comply with the officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request to stop fighting, he sprayed them. Paramedics provided treatment to one woman who said she got the spray in her eyes.


Police went to the 5100 block of Sixth Avenue on Jan. 7 for a report of girls breaking windows of a business and entering the building. Two juveniles were arrested for investigation of second-degree burglary and vandalism. They were booked into Remann Hall.


A person was arrested on Jan. 7 for seconddegree assault. The incident occurred in the 1200 block of North Pearl Street. The suspect allegedly had a knife and assaulted another person. The victim was treated for minor injuries. The suspect was booked for investigation of seconddegree assault.


A man allegedly threatened to shoot a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital on Jan. 6. Marcus Reed has pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony harassment. According to court documents, Reed was drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana with friends. One of the friends passed out and started foaming at the mouth. Reed and the other friend took the ill man to the hospital. Reed is accused of threatening to leave, grab a gun and return to the hospital to shoot a nurse. The friend allegedly destroyed hospital property. When officers arrived, they heard Reed threaten to shoot three security guards. His bail was set at $10,000.


A man was arrested at the McDonalds at the intersection of South Ninth Street and Tacoma Avenue on Jan. 4. A young boy, about 2 years old, was alone in a vehicle. An employee of the restaurant was concerned and called police. When officers arrived, the man told them he was watching the child while the mother was attending to a matter in the nearby County/City Building. Officers ran a check on the man and learned he had a warrant out for his arrest. Then the man fled the restaurant. Officers followed him into the parking lot, where one used a Taser to subdue the man. The child witnessed the incident.


On Jan. 4 Joshua Howard, 26, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for attempting to kill his estranged wife at a Tacoma residence last year while their children were present. A jury convicted the defendant as charged and found aggravating circumstances, which allowed Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Angelica Williams to argue for the exceptional sentence. On July 6, 2012, the defendant was at the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home, where she lived with their four children in common and her four children from a previous relationship. The couple had recently separated. In fear of the defendant, the victim was preparing to leave the house with her children when he said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love you but you got to die,â&#x20AC;? and pointed a revolver at her. He fired a round at her as she ran down stairs and out of the house. The kids were on the front porch when they heard the gunshot. The 10-year-old hid her 10-month-old sister behind garbage cans, then fled to a neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. The defendant chased the victim as she ran toward a neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house for help. The victim stopped when she saw the neighbor and the neighborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven-year-old granddaughter standing in a bay window watching the incident. Not wanting to lead the defendant to a home where another child would be placed in danger, the victim dropped to the ground. The victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11-year-old son watched as the defendant pointed the gun at the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head, the victim begged for her life, and the defendant pulled the trigger. Amazingly uninjured â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the gun was only loaded with four bullets and had hit an empty chamber â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the victim grabbed the barrel of the gun and took it from the defendant. The defendant fled the scene on foot. He eventually turned himself in to authorities after being featured on Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Wanted. Police investigators found a bullet hole at the bottom of the staircase. A check of the pistolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s serial number revealed it had been reported stolen. The defendant has three prior felony convictions and is prohibited from possessing firearms.

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Obesity, diabetes, health equity, health care reform. What community health issues do you think are the highest priorities? If you have something to say about these and other health concerns that impact our community, the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department wants to hear from you. In partnership with Franciscan Health Systems and MultiCare Health System, the Health Department is developing a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to prioritize community health issues and

concerns. To help develop community health priorities, the Department and the non-profit hospital systems will gather comments, ideas and input about Pierce County health issues in a series of workshops. The group will then use those priorities to develop the CHIP. Jan. 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Tacoma Public Library, Olympic Room, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. Workshops are only one element of the community health prioritization process. Organizers have also conducted stakeholder meetings with community leaders and community surveys. Once complete, the CHIP will include specific action steps on behalf of organizations from across the county to employ their resources, specific mission and particular focus to address the health needs of the county. Non-profit organizations, public agencies, businesses and other entities will be able to use the plan to focus their attention and resources on the most critical community health issues in our county. For more information about CHIP and the role you or your organization can play, contact Karen Meyer at (253) 798-4581 or

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The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from Nov. 21, 2012 through Jan. 1, 2013. In Pierce County, 543 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), and statewide, law enforcement officers arrested 3,446 drivers for DUI. Last year in Pierce County, during the same time period, officers on routine and extra patrols arrested 562 people for DUI. In Pierce County, the Sumner, Bonney Lake, Fife, Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, University Place, Lakewood, Dupont, Steilacoom, and Fircrest Police Departments along with the Pierce County Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department and the Washington State Patrol participated in the extra DUI patrols, with the support of the Tacoma Pierce County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force which is administered by Pierce County Community Connections. The extra patrols were funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.


Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Robin Ross, 40, with criminal mistreatment in the second degree for leaving her infant child in the care of her 14-year-old son while she was out smoking crack cocaine. The older child assaulted the infant, causing permanent brain damage. The defendant was arraigned today and bail was set at $500,000. On the evening of Nov. 30, 2012, the

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defendant left her residence, leaving nine-month-old M.J. and two-year-old S.H. in the care of their 14-year-old brother, C.J. The defendant stayed out all night smoking crack cocaine. When she returned home the next afternoon, she found M.J. unresponsive and called 911. The infant was transported to Mary Bridge Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital where doctors discovered M.J. had suffered severe head trauma. According to the treating physician, M.J. is 80 percent brain dead and his chances of survival are extremely small. Police interviewed C.J., who said he is jealous of and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like M.J. C.J. was watching M.J. and, when the infant spit on him and started crying, C.J. became angry and struck M.J. with a rubber ball and a pillow several times. M.J. continued to cry and C.J. violently shook him and dropped him on the bed. C.J. noticed M.J. was having trouble breathing and his eyes were unfocused, but he did not call 911 because he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know his address and feared going to jail. According to the defendant, C.J. has a history of anger problems and has been violent in the past. A few weeks prior, C.J. held a knife to his 10-year-old brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neck. The 10-year-old was interviewed and disclosed several incidents of abuse at the hands of C.J., including being placed in a choke hold, having a knife pointed at him and being hit with a bat. He also reported that C.J. had punched the two younger children in the past. The defendant was aware of these incidents, yet allowed C.J. to babysit the children. C.J. has been charged in juvenile court with assault in the first degree.





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The Bel Air was a full-size automobile that was produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors for the 1949–1975 model years. The LeMay collection includes a 1956 model, making it in the second generation of the car line. The first generation ran from 1949 to 1954 and came in two-door and four-door models as well as various convertible and sedan sizes, which set the stream-lined style of car designs for years to come. The Bel Air series featured wide chrome strips of molding from the rear fender bulge, to the rear bumper. The inside of this stripe was painted a coordinating color with the outside body color, and “Bel Air” scripts were added inside the strip. The second-generation Bel Airs added more styling and earned the “Hot One” nickname by car lovers. Unlike Ford and Plymouth models of the day, Chevrolet’s Bel Air styling was considered crisp and clean

body paint and sloping front and rear wheel openings completed the “speedline” restyling. The two-door wagons topped the price chart at $2,608, and only 7,886 were built. The least costly Bel Air, at $2,025, was the two-door sedan. Models now appear for sale for $35,000 to $100,000 depending on condition, extras and features.

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SIGNING ON. Kids, parents and community members waved their new

Proposition 1 yard signs at the conclusion of their kickoff rally.

School would get $40 million in new construction. The 30-year, $500 million bond issue would provide funds to replace and reopen Wainwright Elementary and Hunt Middle schools when student populations warrant. At the Jan. 5 kickoff, students from SAMI made the case for a campus, and a Baker Middle School student talked about the positive difference the new school has made in the learning environment and the community. School Board President Debbie Winskill, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Tacoma Schools Superintendent Carla Santorno outlined plans for greater cooperation among the district, city, parks and non-profits. That will put more pressure on the buildings, and pay off in benefits for the wider

community. To underline the need, Santorno introduced a video of school parents pleading for better schools for their children, followed by scenes of worn-out windows, bathrooms, boilers and classrooms. Tacoma City Councilwoman Victoria Woodards urged supporters to donate money to fund the campaign. The campaign’s honorary co-chairs, Willie Stewart, Dan Barkley and Kathleen Merryman, asked backers to talk the campaign up with their friends, send supporting postcards and sign up for phone banks. To learn more about Proposition 1, join the more than 100 people and organizations that have endorsed it, volunteer and get campaign supplies, visit Tacoma Citizens for Schools website, www.


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and included interior carpet, chrome headliner bands on hardtops, chrome spears on front fenders, stainless steel window molding and full wheel covers. The 1956 Bel Air received a facelift with a more conventional fullwidth grille, pleasing those customers who didn’t favor the Ferrari-inspired 1955 front end. Distinctive two-tone

PROPOSITION 1 LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO IMPROVE TACOMA SCHOOL BUILDINGS Proposition 1 supporters kicked off their campaign Jan. 5 for safety, security and health upgrades throughout the Tacoma School District. Close to 300 students, parents, teachers and community leaders gathered at Metro Parks STAR Center to generate enthusiasm, sign up for phone banks, pick up yard signs and hear the details of the plan. Proposition 1 would pay for intercom, emergency communications, alarm and sprinkler systems. It would fund seismic improvements, new roofs, plumbing and new windows in some schools. It would upgrade technology, labs, classrooms, playgrounds and playfields. Only Geiger, Jefferson, Mann and Stafford elementary schools and Baker and First Creek middle schools need no improvements. Fourteen schools, with an average age of 74 years old, would be replaced or have total historic renovations. Washington and McCarver elementary schools and Stewart Middle School are on the National Register of Historic Places and, like Jason Lee Middle School and Stadium and Lincoln high schools, would have total interior renovations. Science and Math Institute (SAMI), which is a collection of portables in Point Defiance Park, would get a $10 million campus. Downing, Boze, Grant, Birney, Lyon, Browns Point and Arlington elementary schools would be torn down and replaced. Wilson High

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Clay Huntington Way 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 council’s “pothole initiative,” and in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacoma’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 is continuing those efforts well in to 2012. And while that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up – or return – each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. Tacoma Weekly’s Pothole Pig “Perceval” gained his name after one of King Arthur’s legendary Knights of the Round Table. Perceval is the earliest recorded account of what has gone down in legend as the “Quest for the Holy Grail,” a mythical golden chalice used by Jesus during the Last Supper that is believed to have special powers. Our Perceval Pig, however, is on an endless quest for the “perfect pothole” and runs into many along his adventures through Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the city’s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Town’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.


*644<50;@:;,7:<7(5+ SAVES THE BLUE MOUSE By Kathleen Merryman

Ten minutes shy of 2013, The Mouse roared into the Digital Age. Its fans pooled their money and came up with $75,000 to buy the digital projector the Blue Mouse Theater needs to stay in business. Nearly 90, the Blue Mouse is a Proctor District treasure, an oldfashioned neighborhood movie house â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the kind with fresh popcorn, second-run movies, low ticket prices and a line where patrons are always bumping into someone they know. Item #2 in that list hit a crisis last fall in a letter from 20th Century Fox. The distributor announced it would no longer provide films in 35 mm to fit the projectors used at the Blue Mouse and hundreds of other small, independent movie houses. Come this fall, the letter said, all Fox movies will be digital. Most of the chain multi-plexes already have switched to digital projectors, at $75,000 each. Mouse manager Sue Evans knew the change was inevitable but had no idea how sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d come up with that kind of money. Technically, the Blue Mouse is a for-profit theater owned by a consortium of community supporters who, as far as Evans knows, have never taken a dime on their investment. They bought the movie house to save it in 1994, and have put any income into preserving the building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. A world-class scrounger, Evans patrolled the Internet looking for ways to raise $75,000. She hit on Kickstarter. People who need money for plays, records, indie flicks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or theaters, post their projects on the site with their fundraising goal. Donors pledge with their credit cards. If the goal is met, the donations are activated. If not, the money isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t collected. Evans worked that big imaginary room. She posted a history of the theater. She told how it supports the community, and why the community supports it. She used all her social media to spread the message. She set her phone to beep with every donation, and e-mailed thankyou notes.


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lack of $75,000 to pay for conversion to a digital projector, on-line donors used a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The e-mails I have gotten from around the world have been incredible,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Congratulations,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hope you save the theater.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; It has all been positive, positive, positive. People have been supportive by sharing our story. Some have said they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t donate. I told them that if they shared our story, they did just as much.â&#x20AC;? She set up an array of fabulous thank-you gifts for pledges. Give $10, and you get popcorn and a soda. Give $25, and you get a Blue Mouse T-shirt. Give $5,000, and you get a signed Chihuly glass piece from his Persian series. That last premium is still available. Chances are Evans will throw in a T-shirt, popcorn and soda if you pop for it. Thanks to their $2,000 pledge, a couple from Roy will be going to the Blue Mouse as often as they like, wearing their tees, sipping out of their sports bottles and enjoying their print of Sarah Clementsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s watercolor of the theater. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I called them back to thank them. I was pretty emotional,â&#x20AC;? Evans said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She put her husband on the phone. He was young when he started out working in theaters. Then he joined the Air Force. He came back to Tacoma and worked at General Cinemas on 38th Street.â&#x20AC;? At the time, that was the home of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rocky Horror Picture Showâ&#x20AC;? romp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Lincoln Plaza closed we took Rocky from them,â&#x20AC;? Evans said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told him, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Your print of Rocky came to me.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? On Dec. 31, you could barely carry on a conversation with Evans, for all the noise her phone was making. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was sitLighthouse Laundry ting on pins and needles Wash and Dry 8 Loads in 90 Min that whole in our big washers and dryers! day. I knew WK 13HDUOÂ&#x2021;:HVWJDWH66KRSSLQJ&HQWHU 2SHQ P we were getFree Wi-Fi DPS

ting close. My phone dinged every time we got a donation,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It dinged at 10 (minutes) to 12 (oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock), and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when it came. We got a $1,000 donation that pushed us over. It was John and Sondra Mangan. They put us over.â&#x20AC;? Rejoicing ensued, then the thankyou note, and a reply. Sondra Mangan wrote that she and John met on a blind date in 1981. Then he asked her to a love story double-feature: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lady and the Trampâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Casablancaâ&#x20AC;? at the Blue Mouse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy to be the one to take it over the top last night,â&#x20AC;? Sondra wrote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy New Year.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thank you, Sondra. Now you and John can have many dates at the Blue Mouse and get hugs from me,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Evans replied. Hugs, she said, have been a big part of the campaign. Donate and get one. Wish it well, and get one. There is still time to get yours. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still going, dear,â&#x20AC;? Evans said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not stopping. We still have days left. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to keep raising money to upgrade the acoustics. I got an exact bid for everything we need. It will be $9,100 to complete the room, â&#x20AC;&#x153; she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already $3,000 into that because we have covered the expense of digital. Right now we are sitting at $78,589.â&#x20AC;? Evans has another plan to hit the acoustics goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have an event Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. We are doing the 1990 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kindergarten Cop,â&#x20AC;? and we are having a special guest, actress Pamela Reed. We are going to do a meet-and-greet with her. The tickets are $25 and you also receive a Blue Mouse T-shirt.â&#x20AC;? She expects to fill the theater and earn that acoustic work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be rocking at the Blue Mouse.â&#x20AC;? Rocking and roaring.

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gressed, the Master Builders and Communities in Schools have spotted opportunities to stretch the benefits beyond the money. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our builders are aging,â&#x20AC;? Speir said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a need all the time to be looking for young, motivated workers.â&#x20AC;? Those young people are in the schools right now, said Teresa Maxwell, executive director of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Communities in Schools. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only a matter of connecting them to the opportunity, and the house can make that happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take kids there to show them how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done,â&#x20AC;? she said of the construction site. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chance for on-site learning. Not every child is set up to go to college. We need to show them the opportunities.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of the Communities in Schools mission, to connect kids to the resources around them, to give them a healthy start in a safe place to learn and grow. That can mean inviting us to donate school supplies and clothing for kids who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get them at home. It can mean facilitating a oneon-one relationship with a mentor or tutor. It can mean introducing a young person to a career that inspires her. It can mean giving kids chances to give back, and discover their power to do good. This house fits right in, Maxwell said. There are high school students desperate to find careers in trades, and building is rich with those opportunities, she said. As the plumbing, framing, electrical and HVAC systems go into the house, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty sure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll inspire students. Those students can then connect with high school classes, from math to shop to horticulture to get started on a career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope we can re-invest in the building industry as far as getting kids into the trades,â&#x20AC;? Maxwell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mount Tahoma is a perfect fit, with its shop class. We need more of our kids inspired and empowered to stay in school. We want them to succeed in life, too.â&#x20AC;? The house holds that hope. While the students wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be working on construction at it, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be meeting subcontractors, and possibly getting job shadow assignments that can lead to paid work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You never know,â&#x20AC;? Maxwell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There might be summer jobs.â&#x20AC;? There might be livingwage careers.



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Top heavy administration hurting Metro Parksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to function By Karen Haas My husband and I truly appreciate the article bringing the concerns the Fort Nisqually volunteers expressed at the Metro Parks board meeting to light (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteers voice concerns about Fort Nisqually,â&#x20AC;? TW 11/30). The article, and the struggles Fort Nisqually has been having recently, caused me to do a tiny bit of research into Metro Parks salaries and such. People who know me know that I do not like conflict and do not like to get involved in politics. I assume that our governmental agencies are making wise decisions. After doing some research, I found out my assumption had been in error. Here are just a few things I have found out that concern me. During the first year of the recession, three new managers were added to the Recreation Department, adding another layer to the bureaucracy. From recent personal experience, it has not added to efficiency. The executive director of Metro Parks is making more than the governor of Washington. This same fact about the director of Pierce Transit was instrumental in the defeat of the recent transit bond issue. While frontline, part-time people

who interact with the public are having their hours cut, or positions cut, full-time people, including many administrators who have little or no public interaction, have received at least several cost of living increases. This is at a time when many of us have had our salaries frozen, or decreased. A friend within the district shared with me that while it was nice to get the raise, this person would have much rather kept the part-time people on staff. Cost of living increases are still in the upcoming budget. After the levy lid lift of 2010, which was supposed to help preserve what we had, numerous positions, including administrators, were added. Great expectation was placed on receiving grants from the city of Tacoma, at a time when the fact that Tacoma was slashing its budget was obvious to anyone who made even a cursory glance at newspapers. I have been proud of the parks in Tacoma. But lately, it seems as if the administration is getting more and more out of touch with the residents of Tacoma. For example, the new STAR Center is lovely, yes, but priced beyond what many residents can afford, and not located in their neighborhoods â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like the old, smaller neighborhood centers were. I have also heard from friends that they do not like working

out there as it is lacking in showers and dressing rooms away from the flow of people walking in and out of the building. Many people believe that Metro Parks administration is top heavy and over-paid. At a Metro Parks board meeting in November, I heard talk of a possible bond issue in 2014, and I wonder what the possibility is of the public looking at it any differently than the recent transit issue. I will admit I am not an experienced administrator. I am just a former teacher, married to a teacher who has had his salary decreased since the recession. But we have managed to stay within our budget and have not seen fit to add in extra expenses, or hire expensive administrators. We have made do with what we had. I would expect my parks to do the same with my tax dollars. I am not out to get Metro Parks, but as a taxpayer, I would hope the residents of Tacoma were getting their moneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth out of their parks. I am also tired of hearing part-time and frontline parks employee friends bemoan the prevalent frustration and lack of morale, but them not feeling able to do or say anything for fear of losing their jobs. Karen Haas is a Tacoma resident.

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, I was pleasantly surprised, no; stunned is a better adjective to describe seeing such a conservative editorial appear in your publication (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some observations on democracy in Washington,â&#x20AC;? guest editorial by Andrew Cray, TW 12/14). Although I read your paper every week, I had given up hope of ever seeing such an opinion printed by you folks. Thanks. Please continue printing an occasional opinion from the right side of the aisle. The constant liberal bias of the newspaper begins to wear onerous after all. Keep up the fine work you also provide, it is appreciated. J.A. Lee, Tacoma Dear Editor, In reading a new book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Days of Destruction Days of Revoltâ&#x20AC;? by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco, I found references to the killings at Pine Ridge (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leonard Peltier supporters rally for clemency,â&#x20AC;? TW 12-21). Three American Indian Movement members were indicted for the deaths of the two Federal Bureau of Investigations agents. Two were acquitted. The third, Leonard Peltier, was convicted â&#x20AC;&#x153;despite irregularities and inconsistencies in the federal case against him.â&#x20AC;? This remark is referenced to a book â&#x20AC;&#x153;In The Spirit of Crazy Horseâ&#x20AC;? by Peter Matthiessen. These books are available at Tacoma Public Library. Dorothy Rozek, Tacoma Dear Editor, I read your article about the gathering for Leonard Peltier and hoped that my message below can be given to the people involved in that gathering. (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leonard Peltier supporters rally for clemency,â&#x20AC;? TW 12/21.) I also hoped that you can get the word out in your newspaper about my petition. Thank you for anything that you can do. I have started a petition asking President Barack Obama to free Peltier. The petition is on It takes getting 25,000 signatures in a 30-day period to get Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention. I have been contacting every tribe I can find an e-mail address for, asking them to get word out about the petition. Time is running out for Mr. Peltier. Please help. Please get word out every way that you can. Sylvia De Rooy, Trinidad, Calif. Dear Editor, Special thanks to former City Councilmember Jake Fey, who served Tacoma well for many years and now is representing Tacomans in the state Legislature.

Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest current need is to rebuild the city, support restoration of the vast inventory of vacant buildings and support the construction of well-designed buildings on the vast sea of blighted and vacant parking lots downtown and in many of the mixed-use centers. Far too many of the buildings downtown and in the neighborhood business centers are vacant and in danger of being razed like the Luzon. Because of failing tax revenues, the council has had to severely cut city services even while raising taxes. The tax base in Tacoma desperately needs to be broadened by expanding the number of businesses, preferably small ones to simultaneously create more vibrant, walkable and enjoyable neighborhood centers. The applicant the council appoints to replace Fey should have a strong background in business and in the building and restoring of buildings and be ready to hit the ground running to contribute to the city. Erik Bjornson, Tacoma Dear Editor, Corporate welfare is detrimental to the public good and to progress. Boeing, Apple and Microsoft demand billions of dollars a year to keep them in our state, with the promise of an unknown number of jobs. This benefits no one. The elected officials who approve these deals are guaranteed their continuance in office by putting people into poverty to make the greedy corporations even more punishing to the citizens. Corporations benefit very few people other than the executives. If we must have a carrot for these people, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s do it on our terms: We will pay you, Mr. Corporation, a monthly benefit for you to bring your company to Washington and we will pay you monthly to keep your company here. Great deal for you, Mr. Corporation. Each month corporations report their payroll taxes to the state treasurer. The state will pay 50 percent of taxes received on wage tax reported (excluding executive compensation in all categories), back to the corporations under this arrangement. Corporations may not include contract labor under this arrangement, as no tax benefits are received by the state and no benefits are received by the workers. Any other corporate payments from the state are immediately null and void. The state will no longer accept promises to bring a cloudy number of jobs to the state and continue to overpay for underperformance on your part. This method can be fast to calculate and requires no extensive administration and audit. Tom Davis, Tacoma


There are public schools in Tacoma with rodents and a lack of running water. Some are literally in states of decay. We as a community can do better than this. We can do so by voting yes on Proposition 1. The measure is being offered to voters in the Feb. 12 special election. Tacoma Public Schools is seeking $500 million from voters to renovate some schools and replace others. It would fund the modernization or replacement of 14 outdated facilities throughout the district. It would also provide for health and safety upgrades to 40 other school buildings. Grant Center for the Expressive Arts is among the schools that would be demolished and rebuilt. The existing structure was built in 1919. It has broken water fountains, leaking ceilings, and parts of the playground are unsafe for children to play. Some classrooms lack running water or temperature controls. The windows do not allow an adequate amount of natural light inside. Other schools that would be razed and replaced are Arlington, Browns Point, Lyon, Birney, Boze and Downing elementary schools. Two schools, Hunt Middle School in the West End and Wainwright Elementary School in Fircrest, are currently closed. The bond measure would set aside funds to rebuild them when enrollment figures warrant such work. Science and Math Institute, the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest high school, is located at Point Defiance Park. It has an innovative curriculum in a unique setting - a massive park with forests, Puget Sound, a zoo and aquarium that serve as learning environments. However, some of the learning takes place in small portables. If passed, the bond would dedicate $10 million for a permanent building. Stewart Middle School and Washington and McCarver elementary schools would get major renovations. Wilson High School has undergone major changes to its campus in recent years. The bond would set aside $40 million for renovations and construction to complete the job. Some of these schools have become money pits. Their average age is 74. The older they get, the more expensive they are to maintain. The yes campaign is organized by Tacoma Citizens for Schools. They have their work cut out for them. Voters overwhelmingly rejected school bonds in 2006 and 2009. In many smaller towns, the high school is the hub of civic life. School plays and sporting events draw many people, even those who do not have children, or whose children have grown up and moved away. People who care about their cities care about their schools. We cannot settle for the condition of some of these buildings. The children we send to them need modern, comfortable settings if we expect them to learn. The teachers and other staff need appropriate buildings in order to do their very important jobs of educating the future adults of our society. Schools are more than merely buildings; they are tools for giving children a shot at a bright future. The cost to the average homeowner is $58.24 a year. This is a relatively small increase in oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property tax bill. The return on the investment will be well worth it. There are plans for phone banks to begin operating next week. Heed the call from volunteers seeking your vote. Many of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political and civic leaders have made education a top priority. Good schools are needed to train the workforce of the future. They are critical in attracting companies from elsewhere to set up shop here. Many businesses are hesitant to relocate their employees to a place with sub-par schools. Many groups have already endorsed Proposition 1, including the League of Women Voters, Metro Parks, Safe Streets and Tacoma/Pierce County Black Collective. We join them in urging our readers to support the measure. Make an investment in the future. Vote yes on Proposition 1.

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By Jeremy Helling


ehind senior Logan Rysemus and a cast of quickly-improving swimmers, Stadium looks like it could make a run at defending its 4A state title. Rysemus swam to convincing victories in the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, and the Tigers won seven of 11 events to win all of their dual meets against Wilson, Foss, Lincoln and Mount Tahoma at the Tacoma All-City Meet on Jan. 5 at Mount Tahoma High School. “As a team, I think we just came in pretty well and swam pretty strongly,” said Rysemus, who has qualified for every event at the state tournament except the 100-yard breaststroke. The Tigers’ relay team of Nick Riggio, Noah Willers, Josh Maclurg and Kyle Marr began the meet with a convincing win in the 200-yard medley relay, Willers followed with a win by almost five seconds in the 200yard free and Maclurg won the 200-yard individual medley. Maclurg added a win in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Rysemus, Willers, Riggio and Aidan Hoban finished the meet by winning the 400-yard free relay. Despite all the success and potential, the Tigers are trying to remain focused on the task at hand before the postseason. “We’re focusing on swimming good meets,” said Stadium


-<33:;90+,(Top) Mount Tahoma’s Ian Pallisigui swims to a win in the 100-yard butterfly, set-

ting a state-qualifying time in the process. (Bottom) Stadium’s Nick Riggio took third place in the 100-yard backstroke, and was part of two winning relays for the Tigers.

head coach Dave Baughman, who added that an upcoming meet against Gig Harbor on Jan. 17 should be challenging. “If we can’t get around them, we’re not probably going to have any success at league or districts.” But Baughman couldn’t help but be impressed by the Tigers’ effort on the day, particularly Nicholas Stauffer’s personal best in the 50-yard freestyle and Marr’s second-place finishes in the 50-free and 100-free. Mount Tahoma’s Ian Pallisigui highlighted the day for the Thunderbirds, swimming a 3A state-qualifying time of 55.36 in

winning the 100-yard butterfly, while also finishing second to Rysemus in the 100-yard backstroke. “I’m learning more and more about his abilities,” said Mount Tahoma head coach Lance Trebilcock of Pallisigui, who moved to the United States from the Philippines last year. “He’s a very natural swimmer. He’s smoothing out some things he can improve on, but he’s a pretty amazing swimmer.” Foss’ Vitor Rossin, a Brazilian exchange student, won the 50- and 100-yard freestyles in impressive fashion, notch-

ing district-qualifying times in both. Rossin, though, will return to Brazil for school before the beginning of the swimming postseason, and will be unable to participate. “He’s been a great addition in workouts, to be able to have him,” said Foss head coach Matt Wood. “He swam really well today.” Wilson, meanwhile, got a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay from Kevin Frey, Tyler Brubaker, Jesse Gayvoronski and Alex Gayvoronski in a district-qualifying time of one minute and 39.90 seconds. The Rams tal-

lied dual meet wins over Foss, Lincoln and Mount Tahoma, as Cody Dodge took second place with district times in the 200yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle, and teamed with Frey, Brubaker and Conner Schell to take second in the 200yard medley relay. Frey also had district times in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly, and Brubaker added district times in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard freestyle. “This is a fun meet,” said Wilson head coach Don Higgins. “It’s more strategic than just a dual meet…we get a good grasp of what to expect at (the league championships).” Lincoln’s relay team of Bradley Milton, Justin Webster, Craig Chapman and Vlad Somoilov highlighted the Abes’ day by taking third in the 200yard freestyle relay and fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay, with district-qualifying times in both. Webster added district times in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke, while Somoilov notched a district time in the 100-yard freestyle. And with a successful day in the books and the regular season winding down, Rysemus noted that the potential is there for a repeat state title for the deep Stadium squad. “There’s been talk about it. It’s a major dream we have, especially with how we’ve been swimming lately… everything has to go right, but I believe we can do it again, and hopefully we will do it again.”


Lute men use depth and defense to top Loggers By Steve Mullen Correspondent


;6<./405+,+ Puget Sound senior guard Kelsey

McKinnis drives to the hoop in the win over Pacific Lutheran, as she finished with 11 points.

Prior to the start of the crosstown rivalry between Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran, Lady Loggers coach Loree Payne wondered which team would show up in their home opener – the team that was swept by Whitman and Whitworth on the road, or the one with high aspirations for this season. Turns out it was the latter, as Amanda Forshay paced the Lady Loggers with 17 points, Kelsey McKinnis added 11 points and Katy Ainslie chipped in with 10 points as Puget Sound pulled away for a 74-46 win on Jan. 2 – their first conference win of the young season. “Our defense gave us a big lift today,” said Payne, who saw her team open up a close game in the first half and cruise to the easy win. Trailing by three midway through the first half, the Lady Loggers went on a 17-7 run to take a 34-27 lead, which they would not relinquish. “We stayed focused after we got the lead back and maintained the momentum in the second half,” said Forshay. “Our energy level was the key in the second half.” The pregame focus for Puget Sound on the defensive end was shutting down Pacific Lutheran’s leading scorer, forward Samantha Potter. She was held to just 13 points – far below her season average of 19 points per game – going just 4-for-12 from the field. “Our guards did a great job of taking Potter out

“We stayed focused after we got the lead back and maintained the momentum in the second half. Our energy level was the key in the second half.” – Amanda Forshay -UPS Guard

of her comfort zone by collapsing really well in the paint,” said Payne of her team’s great defensive effort. “It made it a lot easier on the offensive end, as the defense led to several good transition hoops on the other end.” Not taking their feet off the gas pedal, the Lady Loggers extended their lead to 28, at 63-35, with just over eight minutes left in the game. At game’s end, Payne reflected on the earlier trips to Walla Walla and Spokane – losses that will be learning experiences for her squad. “It was not that we played badly. We played well in spurts, but Whitman and Whitworth really played well and they both took it to us on the defensive end. It was a lesson we learned really well and applied it on our home court X See BASKETBALL / page A9




DRIVING HARD. (Left) Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Treâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shaun Fletcher (4) puts up a layup against Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dezmyn Trent, as the senior finished with 20 points for the Abes. (Right) Trent

looks for a reverse layup against the approaching defenders, as he led the Falcons with 19 points.


Rorie and Fletcher lead the way for Lincoln By Steve Mullen Correspondent

Before the start of this season, it was thought by many local observers that this could be one of the great years in Tacoma high school basketball with the infusion of talent throughout the city. One of the greatest examples of this â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the matchup between Foss and Lincoln, which has been a great rivalry for the last 40 years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was on display on Jan. 4. After all was said and done, the great rivalry continues as the Abes edged the Falcons by a score of 66-57 at the Lincoln Gym in a game that saw an estimated 300 fans turned away at the gate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expected them to double both

Ahmaad (Rorie) and (Treâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shaun Fletcher), but in the end, they both came through big for us,â&#x20AC;? said Lincoln head coach Aubrey Shelton, who saw his team improve to 3-0 in the Narrows 3A to take the early-season lead by themselves. Rorie would lead Lincoln with 23 points, while Fletcher finished with 20 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a tough team,â&#x20AC;? said Foss head coach Mike Cockeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, whose team was paced by Dezmyn Trentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 19 points, while Olashawan Miller finished with 14 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had our opportunities, but did not take advantage of them.â&#x20AC;? Right from the get-go, Foss attacked both Fletcher and Rorie by immediately double-teaming them after they caught the ball in the front court. But after the falcons

slowed the Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; duo down briefly, they managed to create points or kick the ball over to sharpshooter Arâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Mond Davis, who contributed 10 points on the night. The game was typically nip-and-tuck for much of the first half, with the teams tied 30-30 at halftime. The second half would be just as thrilling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did a good job of staying with them and got a big lift off the bench with Tamariye Nelson, but (Trentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) second-half foul trouble really hurt us,â&#x20AC;? Cockeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; said. Another factor was the inability of the Foss guards to score, as Noah Hunthausen, Jawan Osby and Jericho Ballard combined for just 12 points. The aforementioned foul trouble for Trent began at the 6:45 mark of the final



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SPORTSWATCH GOLDEN GLOVES 46=,:)(*2;6<7: Several familiar faces will be back to duke it out at the 65th Annual Golden Gloves Boxing Championships on Jan. 18-19, which this year will be moving back to the University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse for the finals for the first time since 2002. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really great venue for boxing,â&#x20AC;? said Tacoma Boxing Club coach Tom Mustin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The crowd loves it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to be back home.â&#x20AC;? Mustin will bring several welltested boxers into the event, including last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 132-pound champion Jerrell Barbour and Hector Rendon, last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 123-pound champion who advanced to the national tournament and earned the bronze medal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great body puncher,â&#x20AC;? said Mustin of Rendon, adding that the key is to â&#x20AC;&#x153;just get him to use his jab and go to the body.â&#x20AC;? Nick Jefferson, the 141-pound champ last year, also returns, and 6-foot-6 former national runnerup Marquice Weston returns in the heavyweight class to provide some excitement. Tacoma Boxing Club also features Jaime Sandoval â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who competed last year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the 152-pound class, and talented lefty Marcus Reed and Taylor Shirley in the 165-pound class. Mustin will also put Dougan Lawton â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who features a 12-0 record with 10 stoppages â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the 178-pound category and superheavyweight Elvis Garcia, who has commuted back and forth from Hermiston, Ore. to train. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always in great shape and throws a lot of punches,â&#x20AC;? said Mustin of Garcia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really dedicated. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to help him.â&#x20AC;? In addition, Jessica Frazier (formerly Jessica Chambers) will return to box in the 125-pound female category. The out-of-town challengers are highlighted by British Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kenny Lally â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a 2011 Canadian amateur boxing champion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the 123-pound class as a challenger to Barbour. Mustin added that many of the weight classes, including the 165-pound category, have five or six boxers which will require the championship bout to take place on Jan. 20. The preliminaries will be held on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Al Davies Boys and Girls Club, with tickets


TITLE DEFENSE. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jerrell Barbour (left) will look to win the 123-pound title at Golden Gloves after claiming the 132pound title last year.

available at the door. The finals will be held on Jan. 19 at the University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse at 7 p.m., with general admission tickets for $16 and floor seating for $28. Tickets are available by calling (253) 879-3236, visiting edu or at the door. Golden Gloves winners will again qualify for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional tournament, to be held in Las Vegas in mid-March. The national tournament will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah in late March. By Jeremy Helling

TITANS GET BIG >056=,970,9*, The Tacoma Community College menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team got out to a blazing start and topped Pierce College 80-68 in their NWAACC West Division opener at home on Jan. 5. The Titans jumped out to a 42-22 halftime lead, as they were 5-for-8 from three-point range while limiting the Raiders to just over 28 percent shooting from the field. Adrian Harper led the way for TCC, hitting two three-pointers and going 7-for-8 from the field for a team-high 18 points, while adding nine rebounds. Jibreel Stevens had 16 points, four assists and two steals, and Josh Lord had 13 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Titans. Devin Matthews led Pierce with 22 points, while Tyrell Lewis and Braydon Kuiper added 11 points

apiece for the Raiders. The Titans overcame a four-point halftime deficit for an 82-71 win at Grays Harbor on Jan. 7, as Demetrius Smith had 23 points for TCC, while Lord added 17 points and six assists. The Titansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Julian Vaughn was 7-for-10 from the field and totaled 16 points, Darnell Williams added 13 points and Damani Coley had a team-high seven rebounds and four blocks. The Titansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense again stepped up, limiting the Chokers to just 10-for-35 from the field in the second half as TCC gained the momentum. At 2-0 in division play and 9-4 overall on the year, the Titans will travel to Highline on Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. and to South Puget Sound on Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.

;**>64,570*2 <7;>6>05: The Tacoma Community College womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team also picked up wins over Pierce College and Grays Harbor to move to 2-0 in division play, with a 6-4 overall record on the season. The Titans topped Pierce 65-61 on Jan. 5, as Alexus Grant helped lead the way with 16 points, 12 rebounds and seven steals. The Titans limited the Raiders to just 29 percent shooting from the field, and shot out to a 37-26 lead at halftime before Pierce climbed back in it. Angie Sanchez finished with two three-pointers

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and had 16 points and six rebounds, while Patrice Polk added nine points and 10 rebounds for the Titans. Carli Elwin led Pierce with 14 points while adding five steals, and Alexa Goodenow had 11 points, eight rebounds and five steals for the Raiders. The Titans won 70-61 at Grays Harbor on Jan. 7 for their fourth straight victory, as Grant again led the way with 16 points and eight rebounds. The TCC defense was stifling again, forcing the Chokers into 37 turnovers which translated into 34 points for the Titans. Kristiana Strickland had a team-high seven steals for the Titans while adding 12 points. Polk had 14 points, six rebounds and five steals for TCC, while Sanchez added 11 points, six assists, five rebounds, three steals and three blocks. Bobbi Britt led the Chokers with a game-high 28 points and 14 rebounds. The Titans look to continue their streak with a game at Highline on Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. before traveling to South Puget Sound on Jan. 16 at 6 p.m.

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unanimous technical decision victory over Jermaine White (17-5-0). Frankel had control throughout the whole fight, including landing two knockdowns that put White in serious trouble in the second round. In the 5th round, White head-butted Frankel, which was ruled accidental, but the doctor ruled that Frankel could not continue which stopped the fight and sent the decision to the cards, where the judges ruled unanimously in favor of Frankel. Making his professional debut, Zachary Cooper knocked out Rafael Umarov early in the first round of an undercard bout. In the semi-main event, Marcelino Pineda moved to 3-0-0 with an admirable performance against Carlos Rodriguez. After a knockdown in the third round, the referee stopped the fight due giving Pineda his third technical knockout in as many fights. Other bouts featured Dex Montenegro defeating Angel Diaz in the second round, Frankie Orr defeating Enoch Wilson in the second round, Juan Martinez defeating Cory Vom Baur and Daryl Gardner defeating Ricardo Pinell. Halquist Productionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; next event, CageSport XXIII, is scheduled for Feb. 16 at the Emerald Queen Casino. For more information on Battle at the Boat and all other Halquist Production events, please visit www.

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tonight.â&#x20AC;? While Forshay stole the show on the offensive end against the Lutes, Payne also singled out McKinnis, who added eight rebounds along with her 11 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kelsey has really established herself. She has become a force in the low post.â&#x20AC;? A force she hopes will continue to progress and lead the Lady Loggers to bigger and better things. The Lady Loggers added a 75-45 win at home over Willamette on Jan. 4, and sit at 9-4 overall, with a 2-2 mark in the Northwest Conference. They were set to travel to face Linfield on Jan. 11 for a game at 6 p.m. The Lutes topped Linfield 56-52 on Jan. 5 for their first league victory, and were set to host Pacific (Ore.) on Jan. 11 at 6 p.m.


Right out of the gate, the matchup between the Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran men had the making of a cross-town classic. It was raining three-pointers, as the Lutesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Andrew Earnest and the Loggersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Derek Jobe were finding the range from beyond the arc. Earnest went 3-for-4 from beyond the arc and had 14 first-half points, while Jobe hit two of three as both teams were looking for that one spark to put them over the top. The Lutesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Daniel Landram and Cam Schilling added the extra element for Pacific Lutheran, scoring nine and five first-half points, respectively, to give the Lutes a seven-point halftime lead at 36-29. It would be a lead they would hold for the rest of the night, as the Lutes pulled away to beat the Loggers by a score of 78-64 at Memorial Fieldhouse on Jan. 2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to find a way to slow down Jobe, and Cam Schilling stepped up and did a fine job for a good portion of the game,â&#x20AC;? said head PLU coach Steve Dickerson, who saw his team get a much-needed win following a rough trip through Minnesota in an early season tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a great team effort. We were really tough on the defensive end.â&#x20AC;? PHOTO BY ROCKY ROSS Meanwhile, the Loggers were looking for a spark and 3,(+05.:*69,9 Pacific Lutheranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Samantha Potter (22) looks to drive to the hoop against Puget found one in Rex Nelson, who helped cut an 18-point Soundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Katie Ainslie, as the junior led the Lutes with 13 points. Lute lead down to nine â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at 68-59 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with two free throws with just under four minutes left. But the Lutes responded with an 8-0 run, sealing the win to notch their first conference victory of the year and a 1-2 record in league play, while the Loggers fell to 0-3. in Lakewood â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew that we would have to maintain our intensity at halftime, and it propelled us to the win tonight,â&#x20AC;? said An Adult Family Home Landram, who finished with 16 points. Earnest finished with 18 points to lead the Lutes. The Olympia Home Provides: But the defensive effort against Jobe was the turning $ #   $# point of the game, as he was held scoreless in the second half and finished with 18 points. $   $"   !

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tled in for good. “They were inside as soon as the building was released to us,” McGinnis said. Downstairs, they donned hazmat suits to explore a basement stuffed with the random items a major park can accumulate in a century. When they found the Never Never Land figures, they gave each of them a bath, bundled them into bubble wrap and toted them to safe storage. The memory of the hazmat guys carrying off the bubbled-up Three Little Pigs gives McGinnis the giggles. Because the restoration was so vast, renovations had to bring The Pagoda up to modern building codes. That’s made for architecturally subtle changes – seismic supports in the brick walls, accessible bathrooms, barriers to keep kids from slipping through balustrades, automatic doors with their machinery concealed underneath them in the basement. There is a wheelchair lift built onto a new railing between the basement and great hall. Oh, and the famous exterior concrete steps, site of a zillion bridal party pictures. They’re all new. No one knows why they were still standing when the fire hit. “We punched a hole in the side to see what was holding it up,” McGinnis said. “There was nothing there. Nothing.” McGinnis and Hancock mobilized the effort to clean what could be saved and to replicate what could not. They located the English company that made the original floor tiles, and ordered replacements. They re-purposed marble from old restrooms and the wood from the tongue-in-groove ceiling that shrank in the heat of the fire. A Port Townsend foundry re-cast the light fixtures. They all worked from scratch. There were no plans, no architectural drawings for any part of The Pagoda, which had wriggled a little with time. “It’s out of level, out of plumb, out of square, and there’s nothing straight in it,” Hancock said. “When the fire happened, we were a little short of alarms,” said Metro Parks information officer Nancy Johnson. No more. The Pagoda is hooked into every kind of

alarm system imaginable. Pity the poor raccoon that triggers them. The engineers and architects who figured out the new heating and cooling systems, and who transformed the old basement into conference spaces, a catering kitchen and wedding anterooms never cursed its failures of symmetry as they fit everything together. Nor did the builders who made it work, the gardeners who are replanting the grounds or the team that made every detail just so. They were good stewards of the $5 million in insurance money and the $2 million available through bond money, Johnson said. They knew they were building for generations, and we will see this treasure again at its reopening celebration from 2-5 p.m. on Jan. 12. All of these Tacomans through all of these generations, have returned to us the loveliest, oldest, newest gathering place in the state.

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3 p.m. Restoration project manager Curtis Hancock speaks on “Life After Arson Restoring a Cherished Architectural Icon.” 3:30 p.m. Parks superintendent speaks on “Looking to the Future – Japanese Garden Restoration.”


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Councilmember Marty Campbell, who represents the East Side, was appointed to serve a one-year term as deputy mayor, an honorary position that rotates among council members. He replaces Councilmember Joe Lonergan, whose term ended Dec. 31. In other council news, interviews to fill the seat vacated by Jake Fey, who left to serve in the State House of Representatives, are set for noon on Jan. 15 in the Council Chambers. The interviews of Monica Alexander, Philip Cowan, David D’ Aniello, Carolyn Edmonds, Jon Higley, Patricia Lecy-Davis and Robert Thoms to fill the council position will be broadcast live on the city’s website and television station. The candidates will have three minutes to make a statement about their qualifications for the position before fielding questions from council members. The study session will then go into a closed session for deliberations, which will likely lead to a motion to appoint one of the seven candidates to the council that will be part of the council’s evening agenda. Council members are parttime city workers and are paid $41,269 a year. The live streaming of the interviews will be available on and on TV Tacoma, Channel 12 in Tacoma city limits on both Click! and Comcast cable systems.


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more. Actual amounts are not being disclosed because both sides have signed non-disclosure agreements that are standard in the industry. But Click! officials have said Fisher wanted two times the rate other stations have already reached with Click!. “We’re ready to talk when they are,” Lachel said. Click! points out in its notice to customers that Fisher’s revenue from retransmission charges to cable providers has jumped by 83 percent since late 2011. Talks with all the other television channels led to three-year agreements last year, leaving Fisher as the lone holdout. Fisher and Click! had been working under a one-year contract through the end of 2012. That contract ended, so the channels went dark until a new deal is signed. “We have negotiated in good faith, but the increases they are asking for are not feasible for us or our customers,” said Click! Network Manager Tenzin Gyaltsen. “Fisher Communications saw significant revenue increases in 2012, yet it’s squeezing a small cable company by raising rates more than 200 percent in two years.” There once was a time when the roles were reversed and television stations paid fees to cable providers to carry their programming. That changed in 2008, when local broadcast stations began charging cable companies to carry their signals through retransmission agreements. The Federal Communication Commission is reviewing the basis of these agreements and their impacts on the marketplace. For now, the dispute between Click! and Fisher lingers into its third week, which means Click! is working on a formula to credit its customers for the loss of the six stations. Questions remain on how a company can calculate the loss of a person’s access to “Modern Family,” “The View” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Calls and e-mails to Fisher seeking comment were not returned by press time.

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he City of Tacoma has announced the purchase of portable artworks by 15 regional artists: Victoria Bjorklund, MalPina Chan, Neeka Cook, Jennifer Frohwerk, Michael Jardeen, Eunice Kim, Bret Lyon, Yuki Nakamura, Chandler O’Leary, Marvin Oliver, Mary Randlett, Peter Serko, Thomas Stream, Eva Skold Westerlind and Mimi Williams. Submissions came from Pierce, King, Kitsap, and Thurston Counties. The selected artworks will join others in the Municipal Art Collection, and be installed in public spaces throughout City of Tacoma buildings. Funding for this portable works purchase comes from one percent for art funds. The City of Tacoma maintains over 200 diverse pieces of public art, which can be found in virtually every neighborhood in Tacoma. Congratulations, artists! This is the first of a series of articles showcasing the winning artists. Reprinted with permission of Tacoma Arts


ADRIFT. (top) Olympia artist Mimi Williams pays homage

to her city and to far-distant cultural traditions in her lino-cut print, “Floating Lanterns.” “In the Japanese floating lantern festival,” said Williams, “lanterns are released to commemorate loved ones who have passed away. We have such a ceremony at Capitol Lake, in Olympia.” (middle) Neeka (Lloyd) Cook, an artist of Tlingit heritage, created his “Crab” ink drawing in the traditional “form-line design” style of his tribe. Cook lives in Puyallup and his work is represented by the Stonington Gallery. (right) “Alpenglow” by master printmaker Chandler O’Leary is part of a series of 15 letterpress prints featuring Mt. Rainier as depicted from various locations around Tacoma and the Puget Sound region. The series was created from sketches and data collected “on-site, from life, over the course of two years,” says O’Leary.

THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE CIGAR LOUNGE LISTENING PARTY Come by Smoky Joes Cigar Lounge (inside BJ’s Bingo in Fife) at 4411 Pacific Hwy. E. on Jan. 16, 6-9 p.m., and mingle with all kinds of area musicians at the release party for Raymond HAYDEN Hayden’s new EP “Broken.” Hayden and the band will hold a question-and-answer session, and copies of “Broken” and other merchandise will be for sale. Everyone who attends will receive a free single that Hayden recorded just for this event. Purchase “Broken” on iTunes and

TWO ‘PETER AND THE WOLF’ Tacoma area families will enjoy a special treat this month when the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra opens its new series of family concerts with performances of “Peter and the Wolf” at JBLM’s Evergreen Theater (Jan. 19 at 2:30 p.m., free admission) and at the Rialto Theater (Jan. 20 at 2:30 p.m.) Conducted by Music Director Harvey Felder

and narrated by Noel Koran, general director of Tacoma Opera. A musical instrument “petting zoo” will be held an hour before each concert, an opportunity for youngsters to touch, handle and try out instruments. For tickets to the Rialto performance, $5 for children and $7 for adults, call (253) 591-5894 or visit

along with Mayor Marilyn Strickland, Tacoma Art Commission and Washington State Historical Society. Reception is Jan. 17, 5:30-7 p.m., when awards will be given to the artists.



THREE RAINIER LEAGUE OF ARTS Rainier League of Arts is holding a fascinating juried art show of 34 paintings and three sculptures at the Catholic Community Services Gallery, “People and Their Cultures,” through Feb. 28, 1323 S. Fawcett. Art in the show depicts people of different nationalities and buildings and historical scenes from our culture and other countries in the world. Show is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fred Oldfield, founder of Rainier League of Arts and the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage Center, will jury this show

The film is a deeply personal, first-hand account of nonviolent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village turmoil. Co-sponsored by the Micah Project at First United Methodist Church and the Tacoma Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace.


“5 Broken Cameras,” a film made by Israeli Guy Davidi and Palestinian Emad Burnat, will be given a free screening at First United Methodist Church (621 Tacoma Ave. S.) on Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. The film is one of 15 being considered for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards this year. Following the film, Emad Burnat’s brother Iyad, visiting in Tacoma from the West Bank, will talk about the nonviolent Popular Resistance movement in his town.

‘THE BIRDS’ On.Jan 19,Broadway center presents the 1963 Hitchcock classic “The Birds” at Theatre on the Square, 3 p.m. Starring Rod Taylor and Tipi Hedren, the film focuses on the residents of Bodega Bay as they are confronted with a malicious, fullscale attack by birds of all shapes and sizes. This film is the pure expression of an arbitrary universe that may strike out; it’s an idea that haunts us. Tickets (with free popcorn) are $14.


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Author finds success in book that tells bosses how not to suck By Steve Dunkelberger stevedunkel@tacomaweekly. com


QUEEN OF POP. See her live on Jan. 14. By Ernest A. Jasmin

Debt-inducing ticket prices and armies of nostalgic soccer moms may have given Madonna the highest grossing tour of 2012. But is there any doubt who this decadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Queen of Pop is? What? Britney who? The crown rests firmly on the head of one Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady Gaga, a.k.a. Mama Monster, the 25-yearold pop phenomenon who will launch the next phase of her Born This Way Ball tour Jan. 11 in Vancouver, BC before making her way back to the Tacoma Dome on Monday, Jan. 14. The first leg of that tour raked in $161.4 million, making it the fifth highest grossing tour of 2012, according to concert trade publication, Pollstar. Since Gaga last visited Tacoma in 2010 she has exceeded 32.8 million Twitter followers, reached the No. 4 spot on

Billboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list of top moneymakers of 2011 and released her second full-length studio album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born This Way.â&#x20AC;? The disc debuted atop the Billboard 200 after selling 1.1 million copies its first week and went on to move more than 6 million units worldwide, bolstered by hits â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marry the Night, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Judas,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You and Iâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Edge of Glory.â&#x20AC;? Now fans are wondering what inescapable dance anthems Gaga has cooked up for 2013, and the fans in Tacoma may be among the first to hear them. Gaga recently announced that her forthcoming â&#x20AC;&#x153;ARTPOPâ&#x20AC;? album will be released as an interactive app filled with music, videos, games, digital magazines, chats, fashion updates and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You inspired me to create something that communicated with images, because YOU do,â&#x20AC;? she posted on her fan site. â&#x20AC;&#x153;YOU communicate with me and each other with .gifs and pictures, and artwork,

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that if a person is put in charge of other people, they should not suck at it. I teach workplace sanity because almost every organization has managers and team members who could be better.â&#x20AC;? The chapter titles outline the issues at hand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Managers Who Treat Team Members as People Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Suck,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Managers Who Have Awareness at Multiple Levels Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Suck,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Managers Who Know How to Practice Real Delegation Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Suck,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Managers Who Take Action to Stop NonTeam Player Behaviors Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Suck,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Managers Who Communicate the Need for Small Adjustments at Work Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Suck.â&#x20AC;? Nothing in the book

is particularly groundbreaking, as it centers on the concept that workers are individuals with individual needs and ways of communication, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be bad employees in the eyes of their coworkers and managers. Productivity and creativity come from mutual respect, free flows of ideas, clearly stated expectations and responsibilities as well as awareness. What makes this book worth reading is its approachable tone and matter-of-fact statements that make it easy to understand how bad managers get that way. Rather than laying blame or fault, its pages provide tips on ways anyone, and everyone, can improve. The self-improvement

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VIEWS. Works by Michael Kenna include (left) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two Piers, Imazu, Honshu, Japan,â&#x20AC;? 2001 sepia-toned gelatin silver print, 7 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches, and (right) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ratcliffe Power Station, Study 40,â&#x20AC;? Nottinghamshire, England, 2003. Sepia-toned gelatin silver print, 7 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches.

Michael Kennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-known photographs are iconic: ethereal landscape studies that seem untethered by time, steeped in a spiritual sense of place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Memories and Meditations: A Retrospective of Michael Kennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Photographyâ&#x20AC;? at Tacoma Art Museum is a two-part tribute to this internationally acclaimed artist with a career spanning more than 30 years. Part one is a crowd-pleasing exhibition that includes several of his widely admired, ineffably serene landscapes; part two, opening Jan. 11 and showing through March 24, will introduce a different aspect of Kennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, including his documentation of European sites and the concentration camps of World War II. The TAM show is the first retrospective of Kennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work in almost 20 years. The current exhibit focuses on Asia but includes surprises such as textured and energetic photographs from Detroit to Easter Island. A constant thread is the lack of people in Kennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s frame; as he said at a recent TAM lecture: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like the idea that we can take a solitary walk and allow our minds to wanderâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and his uninhabited studies encourage such expansiveness. He is known for putting long camera exposures â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sometimes up to 10 hours â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to brilliant effect, recording whatever passes before his viewfinder. His unique visual style requires patience, and the resulting images evoke a sense of sublimity â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even when the subject matter is a nuclear plant. The photographs on exhibit at TAM are surprisingly small; a decision that he explains requires the viewer to

draw in close, creating an intimacy with the image. Kenna does his own darkroom printing of sepia-tone silver gelatin prints. He is known to return to certain locales over several years, recording the changes that have occurred. Kennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work explores the connections between time, history and geography; an investigation that will continue in the second part of the TAM rotation opening Jan. 11. Photographs such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chariot of Apollo, Study 1,â&#x20AC;? Versailles, France; and â&#x20AC;&#x153;SS Guard House, (Death Gate),â&#x20AC;? Birkenau, Poland, communicate the dark impulses that have forged European history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photography is grounded in his spiritual practice and the exhibition will allow visitors to connect with this aspect of this work,â&#x20AC;? said Rock Hushka, TAM curator of contemporary and Northwest art. Born in England and now living in Seattle, Kenna studied at a seminary school from 1964 to 1972, then attended the Banbury School of Art in Oxfordshire. He studied photography at the London College of Printing, graduating with honors in 1976. Hushka noted that the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first United States exhibition, in 1978, was at a Seattle gallery owned by Chase Rynd, who later became the director of TAM. Kennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work is in the collections of several museums, and his prints have been shown in more than 600 exhibitions around the globe. Learn more at www.tacomaartmuseum. org. Reprinted with permission of Tacoma Arts.

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A more beautiful Tacoma, P Book a more beautiful you From page B2

section for managers is never lacking titles, but this book is simply an easy read that balances research and back-tobasics tips. Grow, armed with a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, is the Dean of Workplace Sanity Education for Workplace Sanity Group. He has been overseeing operations in both public and private settings

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KEEPING IT GREEN. Volunteers work on the Wapato Hills restoration as a park and wildlife refuge. You can join the effort Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. By Kathleen Merryman

You know the exercise you resolved to get, the community work you vowed to do, the circle of friends you said youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d broaden, and all in this new year? Just in time to resuscitate your resolutions, Green Tacoma Partnership has a few suggestions. If the gulches and wetlands and formerly unloved parks are looking healthier than ever, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely thanks to Green Tacoma Partnership volunteers. They choose their battles against Himalayan blackberry and English ivy in locations they hold dear. They dress to get dirty and appreciate good gloves, boots and clippers, and their water bottles are all banged up. They get a good workout every time they meet on common ground to put the â&#x20AC;&#x153;partyâ&#x20AC;? in work party. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got plans for the weekend. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to kick your resolutions into gear, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the calendar of work parties, all of which run from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 12: â&#x20AC;˘ Friends of Franklin Park Forest Clean-

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graphics ALL DAY 24/7/ YOUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE an ARTPOP generation.â&#x20AC;? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no official word on when â&#x20AC;&#x153;ARTPOPâ&#x20AC;? will be released, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expected to surface some time this spring. But if her last appearance in Tacoma is any indication, any new music will be overshadowed by the sheer scale and spectacle of her live show anyway. As Gaga delivered â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poker Face,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Telephoneâ&#x20AC;? and other hits, she and her dancers roamed a foreboding, fairy tale metropolis stocked with spooky subway cars, full-sized taxis and - during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paparazziâ&#x20AC;? finale â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a massive, piranha-squid-beast operated by a team of puppeteers. And, of course, there were plenty of costume changes showcasing Gagaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freaky fashion sense: a crystalline fairy gown with sparkly, mechanical projections; some sort of Cousin It inspired hair suit; a brazier that gushed sparks after she broke free from the aforementioned piranha-squid. Her â&#x20AC;&#x153;little monstersâ&#x20AC;? are working with much smaller costume budgets, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sure to provide hours of fun people

for more than 20 years, when he also served as a Training and Support Team Member and International Program Manager for Microsoft and Organizational Development Manager on the West Coast for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for every person, in every workplace, to graduate to a new level of work-life living,â&#x20AC;? Grow said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want all workplaces to be sane places to be. I want a higher degree of management performance, team

effectiveness, communication, and for workplace interaction.â&#x20AC;? Growâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other business and leadership titles include: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Change or Go: How to Stop Non Team Player Behavior at Work,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stop Pretending Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Being Heard,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Cope with a Horrible Boss,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Know You Want It, Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s How to Get It.â&#x20AC;? More information on â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Not Suck as a Manager,â&#x20AC;? or his other titles can be found at www.

watching before and after the show; â&#x20AC;&#x153;little monstersâ&#x20AC;? being Gagaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pet name for her fans, many of which show up in flamboyant, gender-bending costumes. The styles du jour last time included bright, pastel wigs, corsets, wings and aluminum cans used as curlers. The anything goes fashion is consistent with Gagaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core message of tolerance and individuality. That, her charitable work and her public stances on social issues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially those pertaining to marriage equality and acceptance of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have helped cement her large, fanatical fan base. For 2012, ranked Gaga the No. 4 â&#x20AC;&#x153;celeb gone goodâ&#x20AC;? for pledging $1 million towards Hurricane Sandy relief efforts and setting aside $1.2 million to start the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to fighting bullying and promoting acceptance of the LGBT community. Born This Way Foundation recently debuted the BornBrave Bus which, according to a statement the group posted via Tumblr, â&#x20AC;&#x153;will travel the country to serve as a place where youth can go to feel connected and learn about

civic engagement opportunities.â&#x20AC;? Through her fan site, Gaga said the bus will also make mental health professionals available to counsel troubled teens before each tour stop. Gagaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foundation and tour sponsor, Virgin Mobile, are teaming up to make donations to local charities in each city, as well. In Tacoma the beneficiary will be Camp Fire USA Orca Council, a nonprofit outreach program for homeless and at-risk youth. Mary Grant, the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teen outreach program director, said she was not sure how much would be donated but it would likely be between $5,000 and $10,000 which would go a long way toward paying operations costs and buying clothing, hygiene items and other supplies needed by kids that her agency serves. The amount will vary based on a challenge Gaga will issue during the show. The pop star will call one of her local fans and challenge them to complete some sort of volunteer project in conjunction with Camp Fire USA that will affect the tally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty exciting that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing this and giving back to the community thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming out to support her,â&#x20AC;? Grant said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my new BFF.â&#x20AC;?


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GOLDEN FLEECE. Argonaut is (L-R) Brandon Boote, Chad Baker, Matt Sader and Dave Takata. Their new EP is â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Is Your Perfect Day?â&#x20AC;? By Ernest A. Jasmin

South Soundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Argonaut reunited after a fouryear hiatus in 2010. And since then, fans must have wondered when the popular sludge-metal outfit would get around to a proper follow up to its â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Good Times and the Bad Timesâ&#x20AC;? EP, which was actually recorded five years before its 2009 release, shopped and then unceremoniously shelved after the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breakup in â&#x20AC;&#x2122;06. Now they have an answer: Argonaut â&#x20AC;&#x201C; lead vocalist and bassist Matt Sader, drummer Brandon Boote and guitarists Dave Takata and Chad Baker â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will celebrate the release of a new, four-track mini album called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Your Perfect Day?â&#x20AC;? on Jan. 19 at the Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., Seattle. The new disc came together over a weekend at Saderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Auburn, low-key sessions that were meant to yield nothing more than a demo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We holed up in my HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON (94 MIN, R)

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house, set up a control room in the living room, put the drums in the dining room, put the guitar amps in the living room,â&#x20AC;? Sader explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just us, no producer,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even really tell anybody about it. We kept it to ourselves. It was awesome. It was the best, most fun...and most productive recording session that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been part of. And the sounds that we got are comparable to any studio recording Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard.â&#x20AC;? Baker recorded and mixed the new songs, having previously engineered â&#x20AC;&#x153;Above the New Frontier,â&#x20AC;? the debut album that fellow Tacoma rockers Mahnhammer released in 2010. He wanted to make a record that would keep core fans happy while allowing his band to branch off in new directions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the things thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of bugged me recently is when you listen to some bandsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; albums thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very little in the way of variation from song to song,â&#x20AC;? Baker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But when you go back and listen to a Van Halen record...thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Happy Trails,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some really sizzling kind of punkish number and then some hard rocker. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of all over the place.â&#x20AC;? Baker felt some mate-

rial rekindles the aggro aesthetics of Argonautâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2003 debut album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shoot the Moon.â&#x20AC;? But the disc goes in unexpected places, culminating in the foreboding build up and release of disc closer â&#x20AC;&#x153;If Canada Is So Great, Then Why Do Feet Keep Washing Up There?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This EP has one sort of old (school) song,â&#x20AC;? Baker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The next song is a really heavy, sludgy tune. And then the next song is like a KARP kind of thing, and then the last song has a more Neurosis kind of feel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re intending to do one style from here on out. The idea is weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to play the kinds of songs that we like, whatever those happen to be, and not really worry about having super consistent records.â&#x20AC;? Portlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gaytheist and Seattle bands Princess and Transient will add support on the 19th. Sader said Princess front man Andrew Chapman will likely join his band for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canadaâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he provides backing vocals on the EP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a special cover tune: raise your devil horns and think Ronnie James Dio. There will be an $8 cover charge and you must be 21 and older to go. Find further details at www. or by calling (206) 322-9272.

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AMOCAT: Dave Hannon, John Saunders, Bjorn Parker, Jeremy Bush, Mitchell James (Singer/songwriters) C.I. SHENANIGANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Collaborative Works Jazz (Jazz) 8 p.m. DAWSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Fingertips (Blues/funk) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: 4 More (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Nolan Garrett (rock guitarist) 7:30 p.m., $5, AA MAXWELLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Rowhouse, Shogun Barbie, Week Of Wonders, 8 p.m. ROCK THE DOCK: May Palmer (Soul) 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Three Skinny White Samoans, 9 p.m. SWISS: M80s (80s covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE THURMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Gary Cook (Jazz guitarist) 5:30 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

SATURDAY, JAN. 12 DAWSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Fingertips (Blues/funk) 9 p.m., NC

C.I. SHENANIGANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Collaborative Works Jazz (Jazz) 8 p.m. EMERALD QUEEN: Notorious 253 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: 4 More (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Pink Bead, Chicharones, 8 p.m., $7 SPAR: North Country Bluegrass Band, 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Three Skinny White Samoans, 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

SUNDAY, JAN. 13 DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC

STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino (Blues jam)

DAWSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Tim Hall Band (Blues) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Rockaroke, 8 p.m. SWISS: Chris Stevens & the Surf Monkeys (Blues) 9 p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 15 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan

ANTIQUE SANDWICH SHOP: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 DAVEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OF MILTON: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Jho Blenis, Shelly Ely (Blues jam) 8 p.m. UNCLE SAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Subvinyl Jukebox (Rock jam) 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16 DAVEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (Blues jam) 8 p.m.

BACKSTAGE: (Rock jam) DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Jam session) 8 p.m. GIBSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S (STADIUM DISTRICT): Ephraim Richardson (Open mic) 7 p.m. STONEGATE: N.M.W.P. (Rock jam) 8:30 p.m., NC

THURSDAY, JAN. 17 STONEGATE: Billy Stoops, 8 p.m.

ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. BACKSTAGE: Play With Fire, Far From The Genuine, Life Afterlife, 7 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. SPAR: Ben Rice Trio (Blues) 7 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Triggerhand, 8 p.m. SWISS: Puget Sound Music For Youth Association (Jam) 2 p.m., AA UNCLE SAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Shandee Jam Band, 7 p.m.

BACKSTAGE: Common Ground (Classic rock) DAWSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC SWISS: Twang Junkies, 9 p.m. UNCLE SAMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

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FRI., JAN. 11 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY HAPPENINGS – Awardwinning Broadway producer, lyricist and composer Neil Berg is joined by his multitalented cast of veteran Broadway singers, dancers and musicians to celebrate Broadway’s best-loved songand-dance numbers. This new show highlights some of Broadway’s most memorable choreography and recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the past 100 years and features the actual stars of shows such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “Cats” and “Chicago.” The performance takes place at the Pantages Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $29-$64. Info:


SUN., JAN. 20 ‘PETER AND THE WOLF’ MUSIC – The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra kicks off a new series of concerts for kids and parents with this program featuring the full orchestra and Sergei Prokofiev’s great introduction to orchestral music. This concert is just right for children ages 4 to 9 and their families. Come an hour early for an instrument petting zoo where your kids can touch and try out real musical instruments for themselves! The performance takes place at the Rialto Theater. Tickets: $5 for children, $7 for adults. Info: or calling (253) 922-5317.

Inspired by the dances of the Pacific islands, hot hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance moves set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout. Hot hula fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout that isolates your larger muscle groups, quads and arms, providing a total body workout in 60 minutes. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy hot hula fitness. Admission: $6 (discount with APCC membership). APCC is located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. DRUM CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. You do not need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit SUPPORT GROUP ETC – Suffering from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue? Attend this support group, which meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at the Tacoma Area Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities building, located at 6315 S. 19th St. The group’s mission is to improve the morale of people coping with these challenges. Its activities include face-to-face encouragement, networking, sharing of resources as well as individual discoveries.


FILM FOCUS: HITCHCOCK FILM – Broadway Center’s latest Film Focus installment features Alfred Hitchcock classic “The Birds” starring Rod Taylor and Tipi Hedren. The residents of Bodega Bay are confronted with a malicious, full-scale attack by birds of all shapes and sizes. This film is the pure expression of an arbitrary universe that may strike out; it is an idea that haunts us. The screening takes place at Theatre on the Square. Tickets: $14; includes free popcorn.

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WRITING YOUR LIFE STORIES ETC – Tacoma author Evonne Agnello will present a one-hour workshop, “Writing Your Family Stories,” at Franke Tobey Jones’ Senior University. She will speak from her experiences based on her recently published memoir, “Shaking Shame from Mental Illness.” Her book has a message of hope for anyone who has suffered from depression or trauma. This free event begins at 3 p.m. Frank Tobey Jones is located at 5340 N. Bristol St.

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TUES., JAN. 15

AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING ETC – Author Evonne Agnello will read from and discuss her new book “Shaking Shame from Mental Illness” at the University Place Library. It is a memoir with a message of hope for anyone who has suffered from depression or trauma or known someone who has. Agnello retired from 30 years as a newspaper journalist to write this book. The library is located at 3609 Market Place W.

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and wrote an espionage novel “Sasha Plotkin’s Deceit” and a book on his uncle’s adventures locally and abroad as a master seaman. “Sea Travels, Memoirs of 20th Century Master Mariner.” Admission is free. The Wheelock Library is located at 3722 N. 26th St. in Tacoma.

FRI., JAN. 25 ZOE KEATING AND PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT MUSIC – One-womanorchestra, Zoe Keating, will join Portland Cello Project to blur musical perception. Keating uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating a lush, beautiful and otherworldly music. No two shows are alike when Portland Cello Project takes the stage, with a repertoire of more than 800 pieces of music you would not normally hear coming out of a cello. The performance takes place at the Rialto Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$39.

SAT., JAN. 26 BUFFALO SOLDIERS MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE HAPPENINGS – The Buffalo Soldiers Museum is holding its first-ever open house from 12-4 p.m. Local poet Elijah Muied will perform an original work inspired by the 150th year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation declaration. Light refreshments will be served, and casual tours of the museum’s artifacts and literature will also be offered. The event is free. The Buffalo Soldiers Museum is located at 1940 S. Wilkeson St.

WED., JAN. 23


AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING ETC – Visit the Wheelock Library at 7 p.m. for a book talk and signing for two interesting books by Vaughn Sherman. He is a former CIA agent

‘THE CHILDREN’S HOUR’ THEATER – The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to present “The Children’s Hour,” the third show of its 74th season

of plays. Lillian Hellman’s riveting, controversial drama addresses current events in ways that are even more relevant today than when it was first presented to protesting crowds in 1934. The play will take place Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $24. The play runs from Jan. 11-Feb. 3. TEDDIE BEAR MUSIC MUSIC – Teddie Bear Music is a child and parent musical adventure. Join instructor Janice Berntsen as she shows students how to share the gift of music and movement with their children, ages 1-4. Sessions are held Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Ted Brown Music, located at 6228 Tacoma Mall Boulevard. For more info visit FLOWERS FOR TACOMA ART – “Andy Warhol’s Flowers for Tacoma” explores the context and development of flower imagery in Warhol’s career, focusing on his 1982 proposal for Tacoma Dome. Warhol’s extensive use of flowers throughout his career is represented by early illustrations from the 1950s, series of flower prints and numerous photographs made by Warhol and his circle that illustrate the artist’s fascination with the fragility and beauty of flowers. The exhibit runs through Feb. 10. Info: ‘SCAPES’ ART – Venetian artists Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana have joined forces to create “Scapes,” a dynamic and entirely new body of work at Museum of Glass. The exhibition comprises four rooms based on the Hindu belief that the universe is divided into separate spheres of existence: Earth, Space, Sun, and Moon and Constellations. The de Santillanas have interpreted elements of the Hindu cosmolo-

gy in glass, creating spaces in which forms and colors correspond to physical phenomena, or the visible universe, and evoke an atmosphere of cosmic vibration. Each installation is composed of a limited, but strikingly vibrant, color palette. The exhibit runs until January. ‘MEMORIES AND MEDITATIONS’ ART – “Memories and Meditations: A Retrospective on Michael Kenna’s Photography” exhibit is on view now at Tacoma Art Museum through March 24. Kenna has been capturing the ethereal essence of locations across the globe for more than 30 years. His unique point of view evokes a sense of calm that enhances the intimate connections of history and geography. This is the first United States retrospective of the internationally acclaimed photographer’s work in nearly 20 years. The exhibition explores Kenna’s ongoing investigations of everything from the natural beauty of an island among Eastern countries to the haunting shadows of abandoned buildings in the Midwest of the United States. Kenna is known to frequently return to certain locales in order to record them over the course of several years to capture the brilliance of time passing and memory. His wonder at the alchemy of printmaking translates into a wonderland of visual poetry. Info: www. NORTHWEST ART ART – “Best of the Northwest: Selected Paintings from the Collection” is on display at Tacoma Art Museum. The works on view are some of the best from its collection of paintings by Northwest artists. It runs until March. HOT HULA FITNESS ETC – Every Monday through Wednesday, Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts hot hula fitness classes from 7-8 p.m.

CHARITY BOOT CAMP ETC – Jeff Jowers, owner and founder of Tacoma’s Ultimate Fitness Boot Camps, is hosting charity fitness boot camps every Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m., benefiting Campfire USA. These drop-in classes are $10 apiece, with all proceeds going to charity. Info: www. FREE FIRST WEEKENDS ETC – Bank of America bankcard holders and employees receive free admission to the Tacoma Art Museum the first weekend of every month as part of Bank of America’s national Museums on Us program. Info: THE VALLEY CHORALE ETC – The Valley Chorale, a soprano-alto-tenor-bass singing group, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Christ the King, located at 1710 E. 85th St. in Tacoma. If you like singing, contact Joy Heidal at (253) 848-1134 or Dixie Byrne at (253) 677-5291 for more information and a personal invitation to join the group. MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT ETC – Caring for someone with memory loss? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with dementia. A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be held the second Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7410 S. 12th St. Contact group facilitator Chuck Benefiel at (253) 584-3267. UKULELE CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit

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TO: Alicia Paul In the Welfare of: G., A. I. DOB: 11/03/2005 Case Number: PUY-TPR-05/12-004 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Adjudication Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Adjudication Hearing January 24, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.720, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. TO: Dylan L. Rasmussen In the Welfare of: A.L.H. DOB: 11/28/2003 Case Number: PUY-G-08/12-024 You are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 20th day of January, 2013 at 11:00a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.720, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. TO: Jose Villareal Livingston In the Welfare of: H.H. DOB: 05/15/2007 Case Number: PUY-G-08/12-023 You are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 28th day of January, 2013 at 11:00a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.720, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. TO: Riel Joseph Padron In the Matter of: Vickie George for A. P. vs. Riel Joseph Padron Case Number: PUY-PO-11/12-047 DV YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 5th day of February, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT. TO: Lawrence Bradley In the Matter of: Ara Satiacum vs. Lawrence Bradley Case Number: PUY-PO-12/12-052 DV YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 5th day of February, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT.

TO: Lawrence Bradley In the Matter of: Ara Satiacum vs Lawrence Bradley Case Number: PUY-PO-12/12-052DV YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 5th day of February, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT. TO: Moon Whitecloud Martin Jr. In the Matter of: Kasandra L. Gutierrez and D. M. M. vs. Moon Whitecloud Martin Jr. Case Number: PUY-PO-12/12-053 DV YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 12th day of February, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT.

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VOLUNTEERS Help lift people out of poverty by volunteering with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)! Provide free income tax preparation to low and moderate income households. Locations throughout Pierce County. Day, evening and weekend hours available. Volunteers can serve as tax preparers, quality reviewers, greeters, or interpreters (for non-English speaking or hearing-impaired tax payers). Free training provided. Contact Amy Allison,, or apply online at Get involved with Metro Parks Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Citizen Advisory Councils! The Business & Responsive Agency Council helps district leadership with business planning, 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.metroparksta- to learn more or call Brett Freshwaters, &KLHI )LQDQFLDO 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHU DW 253.305.1081. Brettf@ 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 signXS WR EH QRWLĂ&#x20AC;HG RI VSHcial event service opportunities. To learn more, contact Roxanne Miles, Volunteer Manager, at 253.305.1068.

Make a difference in the life of a child! The Northwest Youth Sports Alliance is looking for coaches for our developmental youth sports program. Sports vary by season. Coaches are provided general training and go through a national background check clearance process. For more information, visit

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. The Tacoma School District and the Tacoma Community House are partners in this endeavor, and we are on the lookout for committed tutors for grades 1-3. As a Read2Me Tutor, you can be that person who makes a difference. Currently we have sessions at Roosevelt and McCarver Elementary Schools and will soon start sessions at Mann and Manitou Park. Call Mark Rud at (253) 383-3951 for more information. Literacy Tutor Tacoma Community House is looking for volunteers to help adults improve their reading, writing, and basic math skills. Training is provided. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact Karen Thomas at (253) 383-3951 or at We need a Spanish speaking volunteer Tuesday & Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10:30-11:30 AM. Volunteer to help translate for our Latino senior population. Call Portland Ave Community Center 253591-5391 Ask for Bonnie. Leave a message if she isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in she will call you back. Volunteer needed to teach beginning basic computers skills for seniors. One day a week for 1 hour class Tuesday or ThursGD\ Ă H[LEOH IRU FODVV DQ\ time between 10-2 pm. Class will start in midSeptember. Volunteers will need to pass background check. Please call Portland Ave Community Center@ 253-591-5391. Ask for Bonnie or leave a message and she will call you back.

Volunteer needed to get seniors up and walking. We need an avid walker that will get seniors walking for a healthier lifestyle. Tuesday or Thursday 1011. Volunteers will need to pass background check. Please call Portland Ave Community Center @ 253591-5391. Ask for Bonnie or leave a message and she will call you back. Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and TherDSLHV D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RIIHUV equine assisted 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 adap-

tive 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: Jacki Berreth at 253-961-7277 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. 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 options 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 or call 253.396.9630. INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x153;MEMORY COMMUNITYâ&#x20AC;? What It Is: We are Memory Community (a nonSURĂ&#x20AC;W FRUSRUDWLRQ  7KH 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 volunteer IRUĂ&#x20AC;OPLQJWKHLUVWRU\Â&#x2021;$W most two days of work during daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Day 1: pre-production meeting,

VOLUNTEERS and Release Form signLQJ  'D\  Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LGHally wrapped within half a day What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you WR WDON DERXW LQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;OP Use 6 minutes or so to tell the most memorable story from your life, the lessons that were learned, and the wise words you want to pass along to your children/grandchildren. Compensation: a DVD in which you are the leading character, and a free upload to our website http://memorycommunity. org/ Contact: send your emails to Or call Deyung at 253-858-2445 for scheduling a meetLQJ 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 groceries from D 1RQ3URĂ&#x20AC;W )RRG 'LVtribution Program. Older teens are welcomed to volunteer and gain valuable work experience. Contact Ms. Lee at (253) 677-7740 for further information. Knitters and Crocheters Come Join Us! Loving Hearts is a group of volunteers who crochet or knit: hats for chemo, baby items, and blankets for difIHUHQWQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WRUJDQL]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 Donate Your Car, RV or Boat. Tax Reduction. All Proceeds Go to Locale Food Bank. Free Pick Up. Call Ted (253) 475-5774 The Backpack Program of the St. Leo Food Connection is looking for a volunteer to pick up backpacks full of food for the weekend for students at McKinley Elementary and Sheridan Elementary from the Food Connection and deliver them to both schools the 2nd and 4th Thursday or Friday of each month for the duration of the school year. Volunteers must have their own vehicle and be able to commit to volunteering for the rest of the school year. This is a low time commitment way to make a big difference to kids! If interested, please contact Britani Hollis:

Hospice is seeking compassionate, caring individuals to volunteer up to 4 hrs. per week with terminally ill patients. Comprehensive training and education provided. We support your service goals and your spirit to give. Training Jan. 2010 call today! 253.301.6464 Franciscan Hospice and Palliative CareLife giving and Life changing If you have a few hours per week to sew, hold hands, listen to life stories, make phone calls, play cards or work puzzles, we have a need for your compassionate presence. Support patients/families in the home, nursing home, or Hospice House. Daytime volunteers especially needed.Comprehensive training and on-going support are provided. Call 253-5347050 or log onto www. to learn more Brighten the day of a senior with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! Volunteer an hour or two visiting with a resident at Hearthside Manor in University Place. Please contact Tashia Cress at 253-4603330. EDGEWOOD COMMUNITY FOOD BANK Seeking volunteers to staff Thursdays from 3:30pm - 6:30pm and/or Saturdays from 11am2pm . Those interested contact Community Coordinator, Kate Wright at 253-826-4654 Address: 3505 122nd Ave E Edgewood Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to help with special mailings. Call Janice Hutchins at 6272175. The Greater Federal Way Orchid Society invites you anyone who is interested in learning about growing orchids - to attend their monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month except July, August & December. We gather at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm and ends before 9:00pm. Held at Kloshe Illahee Lodge at 2500 S. 370th. This is East of Enchanted Parkway in Federal Way, South of 348th. For more information call 253-9462300. Tacoma Bible College Requests anyone interested in making friends with international students to call S. Robinson at (253)-396-0467 Literacy Tutor Tacoma Community House is looking for volunteers to help adults improve their reading, writing and basic math skills. Training is provided. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact Karen Thomas at (253) 383-3951

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