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The Advocate’s fourth annual list includes three Washington cities in the top 5 By Kate Burrows


newly released, and admittedly subjective, poll by one of the nation’s foremost LGBT magazines praises the City of Destiny for its inclusiveness, support for marriage equality, activism and…number of roller derby leagues in town? The criteria that The Advocate used for the publication’s fourth annual “Gayest Cities in America” list provided quite a range – from the number of gay rugby teams in town to the number of anti-discrimination laws in place. The poll examined each city’s shopping possibilities (one point each for the number of Whole Foods, West Elm or Pottery Barn stores in each city) and the number of LGBT elected officials in office or elected in 2012, along with other factors that may or may not impact quality of life. Heavy hitters such as San Francisco and New York City did not make the list, but the poll was designed to favor smallto mid-sized cities and reflect communities that are often under the radar but still working hard to get on the map. Eligible cities must have a population of more than 150,000, and each city’s total points were divided by the population within city limits. Although Tacoma is unfortunately lacking in the Pottery Barn department (or Whole Foods, for that matter), Taco-


SOCK SUCCESS. (Top) From left to

right, Carol Ralph and Belva Howell of Manitou Presbyterian Church, Jessalynn and David Greenblatt of Grocery Outlet and Antonio Merritt. (Above) Employees of the Tacoma Central branch of Columbia Bank with socks they collected. (Bottom) Tacoma firefighter Jolene Davis and Kathleen Merryman sort socks. By Kathleen Merryman


PROUD CITY. (TOP) The Gay Pride flag flies over City Hall Pride Week.

(Bottom) News of Tacoma’s “gay friendly” standing took Teenie Williams by surprise, but not in a bad way simply because it has never really come up in conversation. “It’s just not an issue here.”

ma Weekly discovered that members of our city’s vibrant, politically active and integrated LGBT community are far from shocked by T-Town’s position at the top of the list. “It’s really heartwarming to see how Tacoma ranked in this poll, and to say that we have a great quality of life for all people in Tacoma, including gay people, is not surprising to me,” said Tacoma City Councilmember Ryan Mello. “It’s so exciting for Tacoma to be

highlighted as not only a tolerant and accepting community, but also as a community where gay and lesbian people can thrive, now as a single person, as part of a committed relationship, or as a business owner or employee.” According to the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, this designation could easily attract tourism dollars, as trends continue to show that gay travelers look to visit communities X See TOP CITY / page A10

Tacomans, you rocked the socks. Your generosity, baking skills, saxophone playing and chores will warm the feet of 3,000 people. In November we invited you to join the Put A Sock In It drive, the 10th annual campaign to collect socks for people who need them. Phoenix Housing Network, Communities in Schools, Hospitality Kitchen and Project Homeless Connect agreed to distribute your donations. We had modest expectations. Last year’s drive brought in 500 pairs. This year, you jumped all over that. You multiplied it by six.

X See SOCKS / page A10

Economy set to improve but key decisions still linger By Steve Dunkelberger

The slow climb of the local economy out of the “Great Recession” is predicted to slightly speed up with higher wages, more jobs and higher home prices, but the moves upward will take time since the economic hole was deep. University of Puget Sound economics professors Bruce Mann and Douglas Goodman delivered their predictions for the year to come at Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Horizons Economic Forecast on Jan. 11 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Their Pierce County Economic

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SOME OF THE MAJOR PREDICTIONS IN THE 2013 FORECAST INCLUDE: · The Pierce County economy will grow by 2.8 percent in 2013, following 2.2 percent growth in 2012 and 3.6 percent growth in 2011.

than 1,000 additional people will be actively looking for jobs, as young graduates enter the market and some discouraged jobseekers resume their search.

of $38 billion by year end. After inflation, individuals on average will have 1.3 percent more income in their pockets than in 2012.

· How Congress resolves the remaining “fiscal cliff” federal deficit and debt issues will be critical for Pierce County. Almost one-third of local income comes from nonlabor sources, and much of this is from Social Security, welfare, veterans’ benefits, and similar. If such payments are cut, consumer spending will decline.

· The unemployment rate, which peaked at 10.5 percent in early 2010, will drop from 8.25 percent at the end of 2012 to 7.9 percent by the end of 2013.

· The housing recovery, which hit a rut in late 2010 and through most of 2011, is back on track. In 2013, the volume of single-family home sales will surge a healthy 7.6 percent. Demand for condominium units will remain weak.

· Employment will grow by 1.8 percent, or about 5,000 jobs, in 2013, following 2.1 percent growth in 2012. However more

· Retail spending by consumers rose by 4.7 percent in 2012, well ahead of inflation. In 2013, it will rise by only 2.2 percent – less than the inflation rate. · Total personal income will grow by 5.5 percent in 2013, reaching a new high

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· The outlook for industrial real estate continues to be strong. Commercial and office real estate, however, will remain weak, with high vacancy rates continuing in most areas.

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A teenager was arrested on Jan. 14 for allegedly robbing a North End bank. The boy is accused of entering the Key Bank branch in the 3900 block of North 26th Street and demanding money. He implied he had a weapon. After filling a box with cash, he ran off. He was quickly arrested and taken to Remann Hall.


A fire damaged a home on Jan. 13. The incident occurred at 1947 S. Yakima Ave. Three firefighters were injured trying to put out the blaze. The house is on a hill, so icy conditions made it difficult for firefighters to access the site. According to Tacoma Fire Department, it is likely that a warming or cooking fire started by transients ignited the vacant and abandoned home. No suspects were located. Damage is estimated at $120,000.


A woman in her early 20s was found dead in an alley in the 1200 block of South Ainsworth Street on Jan. 13. A neighbor discovered the body. Police are investigating it as a suspicious death, due to blood at the scene. The woman has been identified as Tyliah Young, 23. She had two young daughters and was a student at Tacoma Community College.


A car crashed into two parked vehicles and a light pole on Jan. 13. The incident occurred near the intersection of North 1st Street and Tacoma Avenue North. The car was in flames and the driver died. Firefighters put out the blaze. Witnesses told police the car was being driven in a reckless manner.


Prosecutors have charged Ricci Bibbs with firstdegree burglary, first-degree assault and making a false statement to a public servant. A warrant for his arrest was issued on Jan. 10. The charges stem from an incident last July. According to court documents, Bibbs and another man kicked in the door of a house in Tacoma. The other man pulled a handgun on a woman in the home. Her screams woke up one of her sons, who went to her aid. The son was shot in the abdomen while struggling with the man. The womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boyfriend swung a baseball bat at Gibbs, who also was shot in the hand. It is unclear how he was shot. Bibbs sought treatment for a gunshot wound at Tacoma General Hospital. He told police he was shot while seeking painkiller pills. He has prior convictions for assault and burglary.


A young man and three of his friends have been charged with stealing musical instruments from Guitar Center in Tacoma. Milo Tinifu faces nine counts of firstdegree trafficking in stolen property. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Jan. 18. Also charged are Faletoi Seiaute, Ezra Yamauchi and Shane Yamauchi. Police began investigating the group in 2011, after a teenage girl tried to sell a guitar worth $2,000 to Guitar Center. It had been stolen from the store a few hours earlier. Employees recognized the guitar and called police. Detectives learned that a group of young men were bringing ukuleles to a local pawnshop, which provided surveillance video showing Tinifu stealing a video gaming system from the pawnshop. He is accused of selling or pawning 11 ukuleles, five guitars, a banjo and mandolin at local pawnshops.

Be the first on your block â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or your blog â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to spot spring! Green Tacoma Partnership has three fine opportunities to get you close enough to dirt level to notice the first bits of fresh green venturing into fresh air. Better yet, if you are caught in the latewinter grims, it gives you the OK to kill some of those brave plants. There is no time like wet soil time to yank out aspiring blackberries, horsetail and broom. The work parties last from 9 a.m. to noon. Dress for dirt. Bring your gloves and tools if you have them. Do not forget your water bottle. On Jan. 18 show up at Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., to join habitat stewards in yanking the invaders and planting the natives. Children are welcome, as long as they are supervised. Contact Cyndy Dillon at On Jan. 19 put the early push onto the effort to save McKinley Park from blackberries and English ivy. Bring the work gloves, but Metro Parks will provide the tools. Meet at the playground on McKinley Avenue overlooking Tacoma Dome. Contact Brian Pitt at On Jan. 19 meet the Garry oaks at Oak Tree Park, and get the trash and invasive species away from their roots. Meet at the end of Pine Street off of South 80th Street. Contact Pitt at


A section of a concrete pillar known as a tetrapod fell on the shoulder of South Tacoma Way during demolition activities on the I-5/SR 16 Eastbound Nalley Valley project on Jan. 11. A safety buffer was in place, per standard practice, at the time and traffic was safely rerouted around the construction zone. No one was injured. The fallen tetrapod â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of many that held up the old SR 16 Eastbound Nalley Valley Bridge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ruptured a water line, and a gas line is suspected to be compromised. Utility and emergency responders were on the scene to ensure safety. Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor Mowat Construction have stopped demolition activities pending a thorough review of the demolition operation.


Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on Rustonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recently updated shoreline master program. The proposed updated plan will guide construction and development along the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commencement Bay shoreline. It combines local plans for future development and preservation with new development ordinances and related permitting requirements. Rustonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s locally tailored shoreline program is designed to help minimize environmental damage to shoreline areas, reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses

and protect the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right to public lands and waters. Ecology will accept public comment on Rustonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed shoreline program through Feb. 6. Comments and questions should be addressed to Kim Van Zwalenburg, Department of Ecology, Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program, P.O. Box 47775, Olympia, WA 98504-7775. E-mail Van Zwalenburg at, or call 360-407-6520. Rustonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed shoreline program and related documents can be reviewed at Ruston City Hall, located at 5117 N. Winnifred St., or on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at http:// shoreline-master-program-update. After the public comment period is done, Ecology may approve the proposed shoreline master program as written, reject it or direct Ruston to modify specific parts. Once approved by Ecology, Rustonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoreline program will become part of the overall state shoreline master program.


Department of Community Connections and Tacoma/Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness are gathering data on the homeless population and those on the verge of becoming homeless in Pierce County. The 17th annual survey is taking place Jan. 24-25. Volunteers survey individuals and families at meal sites, day shelters, health clinics and on the streets. The Homeless Network is also accepting donations of personal items that will be distributed over the two-day period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Homeless Network relies on the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help to make this a successful effort,â&#x20AC;? said Sarah Kluesner, chair of Tacoma/Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We encourage employees in the public and private sectors to ask fellow workers, friends or community members to volunteer or organize donation drives.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We saw street homelessness decrease significantly last decade, it has held constant over the last several years,â&#x20AC;? stated Troy Christensen, homeless administrator for Pierce County Community Connections. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year, the survey is especially important as we try to understand the impact of the continuing economic changes in our communities. Having an accurate sample will assist us with planning and funding.â&#x20AC;? Donations of personal items such as clothes, blankets, sleeping bags, jackets, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, duffle bags, non-perishable food, bottled water, can openers, flashlights/batteries, towels and toiletries can be delivered to Catholic Community Services, Phoenix Housing Network at 7050 S. G St. in Tacoma from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The data collected provides a picture of the homeless issues in Pierce County, drives planning efforts and leverages public and private funding for homeless housing and services. Last year, volunteers helped col-

lect data from about 2,000 homeless individuals in our county. They identified 687 single, unattached individuals. The survey counted 374 families with 752 children age 18 and under as homeless during the 24-hour census period.

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To even the casual observer, the 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray is a sleek looking sports car. Its impact has only grown since the year it rolled off the line. The 1963 Corvette featured an all-new body style that was inspired by a racing model built by General Motors design master Bill Mitchell. The styling was a big hit from the first moment and grew to legendary status ever since. The angular body with minimal bright work also included a distinctive split-rear window on the coupe version, although that option only was offered that first production year. About 21,000 cars would be built in 1963 model year, a 50-percent spike over the recordsetting 1962 version. Its base price was $4,037.

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The 1963 Sting Ray production car’s lineage can be traced to two GM projects: the Q-Corvette that started in 1957 and the Mitchell racing team’s Sting Ray design. The LeMay Collection’s 1963

“Split-Window” is Daytona Blue in color, and is powered by the 300 horsepower engine. This particular car was used for an on-track event with NASCAR driver Jeff Jefferson behind the wheel.


As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches, Americans prepare to celebrate the life and legacy of one of the more important civil rights leaders of recent history. In remembrance, organizations across the South Sound will host events relating to King’s work and the protection and furtherance of civil rights today. Here is a summary of the major MLK events around Tacoma:


For an exploration of the rich history and culture present in our communities, attend this celebration on Jan. 19, at the Sharon McGavick Conference Center from 10 a.m. to noon. The center is located at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood. Admission to this event is free. The program will include live music by local performers, an essay by the winner of the Clover Park School District MLK essay contest and speeches by minority veterans of World War II. For more information contact Jo Ethel Smith at (253) 584-4673 or Dennis Higashiyama at (253) 589-2489.


For a spiritual look at King’s vision and how it can inspire social justice advocates today, join dedicated community members at Urban Grace Church, located at 902 Market St. in Tacoma, on January 20 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Speakers from various faiths and institutions will partici-


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of the Olympic Project for Human Rights, will keynote John Carlos, a 1968 Olympian and founder of the Olympic Project for Human Rights, will keynote University of Puget Sound’s 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.

pate in the service, which will be punctuated by acts from local artists and an awards ceremony for the Civil Rights Honor Roll Awardees, now in its seventh year. This award is given to nominees having served our community for 10 years or longer in the fields of civil rights and social justice. This year’s recipients are Sallie Shawl, the Reverend David Alger, Lyle Quasim and Rosalund Jenkins. Afterwards, there will be a reception with free food and a chance to meet with representatives from social justice organizations. This event is being presented by The Conversation, a group of Tacoma/South Sound citizens who meet weekly on Sunday at noon, at the Tacoma Urban League at 2550 Yakima Ave., Tacoma, WA 98405. For more information, go to


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figure of the civil rights movement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. This breakfast event will feature award presentations to community leaders and a speech by Carolyn McKinstry, a survivor of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham and a current civil rights advocate. Join her on Jan. 21, from 8-10:30 a.m. at University of Washington-Tacoma’s William W. Philip Hall. Space is limited to the first 300 paid registrants, so reservations are recommended. Advance tickets cost $15 for general admission, $10 for UWT students and $5 for children age 10 and younger. Tickets are $20 at the door, space permitting. Reservations are available at www.

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authority on King’s work and will offer a perspective on civil rights issues past and present. In addition to Carson’s speech, attendees will view the photography of Bernard Kleina. He is an advocate of fair housing in the United States, and his photography has earned exhibitions across the country and in Europe. The event will be held at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center in downtown Tacoma. The program will begin at 11 a.m. and last until 1 p.m. on Jan. 21. Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted. Information is available at

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More than 200 University of Puget Sound students plan to volunteer at more than 15 organizations on Jan. 21. After working from 1-4 p.m., volunteers will attend a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Rasmussen Rotunda in the Wheelock Student Center. The next day will feature a celebration and talk from John Carlos, a 1968 Olympian and founder of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Schneebeck Concert Hall on campus.


For a day steeped in history and art, visit the Washington State History museum on Jan. 21. Admission is free all day, from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. A special program begins at 2 p.m. It will feature commemorative civil rights exhibits and a BookIt Theater performance of the play “Never Forgotten.” For more information, call 1-888-BE-THERE or visit www.WashingtonHistory. org.

4th and Broadway 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.

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The Tacoma City Council Study Session at noon Tuesday might have physically taken place at City Hall, but it reached beyond the council chambers with social media folks putting their own thoughts on the issue at hand. Feed Tacoma founder Kevin Freitas hosted a twitter discussion, while local political cartoonist RR Anderson crafted a caricature ballot of the candidates for people to use to vote for their favorite, although the actual decision rested with the City Council. The Twitter feed transcript can be found using hastag #TacomaD2 or at FeedTacoma. com. The candidates were seeking appointment to the District 2 council seat vacated by Jake Fey, who has left the council for a chair in the House of Representatives in Olympia. The council selected Robert Thoms later that night. Thoms is a Navy Reserve officer, a former deputy state director for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and a principal of the Navigation Group, a consulting and lobbying firm that specializes in federal departments. Council members selected Thoms because of his military and federal government knowledge that they hope to tap to tighten bonds between Tacoma and Joint Base

Lewis McChord as well as to help find federal funding for major projects in the city. If there was a runner up in the race, it would have been Patricia LecyDavis, owner of Embellish Multispace Salon. A member of several business development committees, she also found her name on the short list for council appointment in 2009. Members of the council praised her for her dedication to the city and her ability to find common ground with diverse groups. But in the end, the potential of strengthening ties to the growing military bases won out with a unanimous vote. Other candidates for the appointment were: s Monica Hunter-Alexander, a sergeant at the Washington State Patrol and former business owner. s Philip Cowan, executive director of the Grand Cinema. He spoke via phone because he was at a conference in Utah concerning the digital shift of the movie industry. He is not a stranger to the council being that he was listed as a finalist for a council appointment in 2009. s David Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Aniello, proprietor of Celebrity Cake Studio and Bethel School District teacher. s Carolyn Edmonds, a Windermere Real Estate broker who also sought a council appointment in 2009. Edmonds served as a Washington State Representative and as a member of the King County

Council when she lived in Shoreline before moving to Tacoma. s Jon Higley, a retired public school teacher and founder of conservative political group The Tacoma 9/12 Project. He mounted an unsuccessful run for the State Representative in 2010. Each candidate was able to make opening statements before fielding questions from the council that centered on their strengthens and the challenges facing the district that spans parts of downtown and the tideflats. At the end of the interviews, the council went into an executive session to discuss applicant qualifications. And, at the 5 p.m. council meeting later that day, a motion was made for Council consideration to appoint Thoms to the vacant position. Council members receive an annual salary of $41,269 for their part-time position with the city. This job might only be part-time but it has fulltime expectations, City Councilmember David Boe said, echoing what other council members said about that appreciation for all of the candidates who sought the position. Also on the agenda for the Tuesday meeting was Resolution No. 38603 that formally accepted grants from the Federal Highway Administration, in the amount of $2,194,196, and the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board in the amount

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Evolving and changing attitudes are a good thing By Earl D. Erickson The first thing I must express is my heartfelt sympathy for the victims of the senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Nobody can imagine what the family and friends of the victimsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Christmas was like. Gun laws, whether the definition is gun control or safety, need to be at the forefront for everlasting change. The Second Amendment was not adopted for the National Rifle Association (NRA) to use and abuse. This giant lobbying group began as a gun safety organization and eventually turned erratic as the gun owners have. Why must anybody own these deadly assault weapons or multiple extended magazines other than the military? The Second Amendment defines â&#x20AC;&#x153;the right to bear armsâ&#x20AC;? for a well-organized militia, not crazed gun owners with mental issues today. The amendment has been abused and discarded as much as the forefathers who adopted this law of the land centuries ago. Now we are the forefathers responsible to carry out this once-reasonable amendment.

There is no reason why there are more than 350 million guns owned by American civilians. We are the most armed nation in the world, ahead of second-place Syria. This does not make America the greatest nation. It has become an embarrassing, paranoid nation. And paranoia runs deep in the hands of America. Where do we begin to sanitize gun laws in America? The answer is not to arm every school in America as the NRA suggests. It begins with strict legislation and common-sense gun laws, not continuing to arm every person living in this country. It begins with mental health legislation. It begins with banning Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appetite for producing violent video games and movies, especially to be allowed viewing by children. These productions only encourage violence and nothing less. Building more prisons and mental hospitals and increasing mental health insurance coverage makes more sense than arming every school in America to protect children. Evolving and changing attitudes can be a good thing and a smart start

toward many social services to increase safety. Look how far we have come by social change; womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rights, the civil rights movement in the 1960s, educating and banning tobacco use in public places, stricter drunk driving laws, the gay and lesbian movement toward legal rights, reducing gang violence and many other issues that have improved our society and safety. My question is: Where have we been regarding gun regulation and legislation? The answer is: just about nowhere. We have ignored the problem long enough. We do not need only more discussion; we need stricter regulation with some real sharp teeth to address this increasing epidemic. Some old cultures must die. Come on America â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we are better than this. Rethink, take action and evolve now. Make it the law of the land. People love to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;God bless America.â&#x20AC;? The truth is God does not bless the violence we have in America today. Where does that leave us? Earl D. Erikson is a Tacoma resident.

Time to stop teen drinking tragedies By Sharon Foster and Michael Langer The recent deaths of three Washington teens â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a 14-year-old Bellingham girl, a 17-year-old boy in Shoreline and an 18-year-old Washington State University student â&#x20AC;&#x201C; remind us just how dangerous alcohol is for minors. As parents and co-chairs of Washington State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking, our hearts go out to the families and friends who are suffering these terrible losses. Before we lose another child, grandchild, student, and friend, let us ask ourselves what we as adults are doing to encourage or discourage underage drinking.

7(9,5;:4(;;,9 Parents are the number one influence on their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decisions about alcohol. Although their friends and the media also play a role, studies consistently show that parents are the key, and kids pay attention to what they say and do. Opportunities and pressure to drink (especially during holidays

and other times for celebrating) are constant in their young lives. The most important steps parents can take are to lock up their alcohol, never provide it to minors, continue guiding healthy choices with your teens and college students, and give them the facts: alcohol kills more kids than tobacco and illegal drugs combined â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5,000 youth under 21 die each year from underage-drinking related injuries; one in five 10th graders will binge drink (five or more drinks in a row) in the next two weeks; alcohol causes damage to the developing teen brain, putting them at greater risk for learning problems and addiction.

*644<50;0,:4(;;,9 We are concerned about youth access to alcohol. Recent news reports strongly suggest that stolen liquor is making its way into the hands of teens. Have you wondered what you can do to help create a healthier place for kids to grow up? Each of us has the power to reduce youth exposure to alcohol and its advertising by: showing our children that we can socialize and

have fun without alcohol, setting clear rules against underage drinking and never providing alcohol to those under 21; asking store owners to remove alcohol ads in windows and keep beer away from candy, toys, pop, other kid-friendly items and the store entrance; work with fair boards and community festival coordinators to minimize or eliminate youth exposure to alcohol advertising and promotion; making it harder for youth to get alcohol and letting adults know it is not okay to give it to teens. Preventing underage drinking tragedies is up to all of us. Find out how to join others in your community to reduce underage drinking, and get tips for talking with youth, at Michael Langer and Sharon Foster co-chair Washington State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking. Langer administers statewide drug prevention programs at the state Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. Foster is the chair of Washington State Liquor Control Board.

Aloha to a great American, Senator Daniel Inouye

By Billy Frank, Jr.

I have met a lot of people in my life, but no one like U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye. A soft-spoken son of Japanese immigrants, he rose to become a war hero and represented Hawaii in Congress from the time it became a state. But I always believed he was an Indian at heart. My good friend for more than 30 years, he died Dec. 17 at 88. He served in the Senate for 50 years, the second longest term in United States history, and became one of the greatest champions for Indian people that we have ever seen. Danny understood us and our issues in a way that many Americans cannot. I think it is because he knew what it was like to be different, to be someone who came from a people set apart. As a 17-year-old, he rushed to enlist after Japanese bombs fell on Pearl Harbor in 1941. At a time when most Japanese Americans were rounded up and forced into internment camps around the United States, Inouye was fighting in Europe. In Italy he lost his right arm, and nearly his life, in actions

that were later recognized by a Medal of Honor, our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest military award. Many might question why a Japanese American like Inouye would fight so hard for a country that treated his people so poorly. That same question could be asked of Indians, African Americans and many others. As a tribal member and a veteran, I can tell you that we did it for the greater good of everyone in the hope that things would get better. But for Danny, and for many of us, it took a while for things to get better. On his way home to Hawaii while recuperating from his war wounds, he made a stopover in San Francisco. Wanting to look good for his homecoming, he stepped into a barbershop, but was told they did not cut â&#x20AC;&#x153;Japâ&#x20AC;? hair. Despite the injuries he suffered and the racism he experienced, he was never bitter. He became a quiet giant in the Senate, always with an eye toward helping those in need of social justice. He worked tirelessly to support the sovereignty of Indian tribes across the country, and equally as hard to gain that

same recognition for native Hawaiians. During his time in the Senate he helped pass many pieces of legislation important to Indian people. Among them are the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, The Tribal Self Governance Act of 1994 and the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994. Before enlisting in the Army, he was planning to be a doctor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a surgeon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; someone who could help people. In the end, that is just what he did, but he helped many, many more people while serving in the Senate than he ever could as a doctor. I will miss him deeply and so will all of Indian Country. One of the things I will miss most might surprise you. Danny was one heck of a piano player. We will not forget this man who understood and helped Indian people like few in this country ever have, a man who worked so hard and endured so much to make our country a better place for everyone. Billy Frank, Jr. is the chair of Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

A new development in the Washington State Senate could usher in a new era of bi-partisanship in Olympia. Or it could fail and end up escalating the mistrust and animosity between Republicans and Democrats. Here in the first week of the 2013 legislative session, we are optimistic about chances for the former. Two moderate Democrats, Senator Rodney Tom of Medina and Senator Tim Sheldon of Potlatch, in Mason County, recently pulled off a type of coup. They crossed party lines to align with Republicans, creating a new majority with 25 members to 24 of the remaining Democrats. Tom is the new majority leader, Sheldon the new president pro tempore. Tom used to be a Republican. He has a reputation for being liberal on social issues, and left the GOP six years ago because he felt it was leaning too far to the right on social issues. Many Republicans were not pleased by his shift in political allegiance. About $800,000 was spent in 2010 in an unsuccessful effort to defeat him when he ran for re-election. The new majority has indicated it wants to put social issues on the back burner and focus on sustainable budgets, improving the economy and funding education. Many Washingtonians have tired of the amount of time legislators spend in Olympia battling over hot-button social issues. Finding or keeping jobs and having money to pay the bills are at the forefront of many Washingtoniansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; minds. And the State Supreme Court, in its McCleary decision last year, instructed the legislature that it must focus on its key responsibility to properly fund public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. Sheldon has made comments that the establishment within his party is too geared toward Seattle and its liberal interest groups and that this is not representative of the entire state. The fact that new Governor Jay Inslee won in only eight of the more liberal counties last November, with Republican Rob McKenna winning the other 31 counties, backs up Sheldonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s viewpoint. The Majority Coalition Caucus, as the group of senators is calling itself, has committed to five principles: promote job growth and a vibrant economy; craft a sustainable state budget that has the state living within its means; provide a world-class education system through reforms and enhancements; protect the most vulnerable while making the needs of the middle class a priority; and set priorities for state government and hold agencies accountable. Under its proposal, six Senate committees would be chaired by Democrats, six by Republicans and three would be co-chaired by members of both parties. Sheldon and Tom are attempting quite a feat. They seek to have conservatives in the GOP put social issues on the back burner, while at the same time distancing themselves from their Seattle Democratic colleagues. In recent years the GOP has lurched too far to the right on social issues for many voters, especially those in the Puget Sound suburbs who are the swing voters with considerable influence on the balance of power in this state. Meanwhile, the more liberal elements of the Democratic Party have alienated many moderate voters with their focus on social and environmental issues. Many Democratic leaders are less than pleased with this new power-sharing agreement in the Senate. But it has potential to have the Legislature focus on the kitchen-table topics that top the list of priorities of many voters. We hope our leaders in both parties move forward with a good-faith commitment to bipartisanship.

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o matter the sport, physicality seems to be a factor of every game between Bellarmine Prep and Olympia. And there was no exception on Jan. 11, as the Lady Lions survived 24 foul calls against them and beat the Lady Bears 55-42 to remain atop the Narrows 4A standings. “This was really an ugly game,” said Lady Lions coach Kevin Meines, who saw his team dominate early and then struggle late. “We need to become more consistent really soon.” After a slow first quarter by both teams, Bellarmine turned up the heat on the defensive end – holding the Lady Bears to just four secondquarter points – while Claire Martin took over in the paint for eight points in the period as the Lions took a 28-13 halftime lead. “Olympia is a tough team that always gives us fits,” Meines said. “We responded well in the second quarter.” A different Lady Bears team emerged in the second half, however; one that Meines’ fully expected to see earlier. “Their defensive intensity really picked up, and the game became much more physical because of it,” he said. Nursing a 10-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, things heated up just a little bit on both sides as Bellarmine’s Jasmyne Holmes caught Olympia’s Jenna Randich with an elbow as the two were battling for a loose ball. “It was an unfortunate incident, but sometimes in the heat of battle these things happen, and we hope that Jenna will be okay,” Meines said. That seemed to inspire Olympia, as the Bears would shortly slice the Bellarmine lead in half. But after a timeout, the Lady Lions would put the pedal to the metal to extend the lead to 14 points, and from that point they would never be threatened. “The coaching staff was very proud of the way the girls responded after the unfortunate incident,” Meines said. “They focused and closed the game out from there. They really battled down the stretch.” Senior Ionna Price led the Lady Lions with 16 points, while fellow senior Sydney Swofford added 14 points for Bellarmine. “We have a very experienced team with a senior class that has been there before,” Meines said. “Once the underclassmen begin to become X See BASKETBALL / page A9


RIDING HIGH. (Top) Bellarmine’s Sydney Swofford (23),

who scored 14 points for the Lions, shields off Olympia’s MacKenzie Cooper in the 55-42 win. (Bottom) Sophomore forward Claire Martin gets off a shot inside, as she finished with eight points and 12 rebounds for the Lions.


BATTLE-TESTED. (Top) Bellarmine senior

Taylor Ladenburg got a quick pin of Stadium’s Kaleb Rascon, and will look to return to the state meet this year. (Bottom) The Lions’ Kevin McCarthy (left) takes on the Tigers’ J.J. Sealey, eventually outlasting him for a 6-3 win. By Jeremy Helling

Rebounding from the loss of nine graduated seniors last year, Bellarmine Prep continued a solid start to their season with a 60-12 win at undermanned Stadium on Jan. 10. The Tigers, who are looking to build the program under first-year coach Steve Haase, a former longtime coach at Bellarmine, were hurt right off the bat by eight forfeits. The Lions claimed four of the six matches on the night, including senior Taylor Ladenburg’s pin of Stadium’s Kaleb Rascon just 25 seconds into the 182-pound bout. “Our technique is coming along,” said Bellarmine head coach Dave Grisaffi, noting that the Lions have continued to change their style from years past after attending college camps. “Our ability to stay in wrestling matches and stay aggressive is one of the goals we’ve wanted to accomplish – and not be meek and not be soft.” The match began with an entertaining battle in the 106-pound bout, as the Lions’ Jed Klein outlasted Stadium’s Diante Wise 10-8 in overtime. Wise took down Klein early in the overtime period and looked to have him pinned, but Klein escaped and turned the tables. “We’ve got a few lower-weight (wrestlers) that are really doing work,” said Ladenburg, who noted that Klein and 120-pound wrestler Josiah Mayo are impressing early. “I see a really bright future for those guys. All of our young guys are really fitting in with the rest of the group.” The Tigers, though, responded with a pair of impressive victories, as James Norton had an early takedown on Andrew Turner in the 113-pound match and went on to pin him late in the first round. In the 132-pound bout, Stadium’s Jordon Envoldsen went down 5-4 after the first round to Kory O’Connor before recovering to take a 9-7 lead on a takedown and earning a pin shortly thereafter. Deadlocked 2-2 after the second round of the 145-pound matchup, the Lions’ Kevin McCarthy pulled away from Stadium’s J.J. Sealey with two takedowns and earned a 6-3 win. Carson Grisaffi followed with a pin of the Tigers’ Sean O’Brien 32 seconds into the 152-pound bout, just before Ladenburg answered with his quick pin. The Lions improved to 4-1 on the year with the win, and Ladenburg noted that with the graduation of last year’s leaders, his ascension to team leader has provided a new dynamic. “It’s a new role,” said Ladenburg, who advanced to the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome in the 160-pound weight class last year. “I’ve got to be serious sometimes, and that’s new for me.” And with a solid group of seniors again this year, including 160-pouder Louis Catiller, the Lions look to be a formidable opponent against anyone that takes the mat against them. The Tacoma City Championships – which the Lions won last season – were set to take place on Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. at Lincoln High School.


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79640:05.@6<;/Wilson sophomore Keun Thompson (5) drives to the hoop as Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Noah Hunthausen trails behind in the Falconsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 72-54 win over the Rams on Jan. 11.

Tacoma from Georgia in the fall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just wanted to work harder and be better than them.â&#x20AC;? After the Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; David Jenkins nailed a three to cut it to 54-47 early in the fourth, Nelson scored three baskets in two minutes to lead a 9-0 run that essentially put the game away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has come in, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buying in to what his role is,â&#x20AC;? said Cockeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of Nelson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether he starts or comes off the bench, he plays hard, and he had a lot of

big buckets in transition tonight that I thought really pushed us over the top.â&#x20AC;? Osby added 10 points for Foss, while Smith, Jr. had 12 points for Wilson. The Falcons will play at Mount Tahoma on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m., while the Rams were to travel to Shelton for a game on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

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Coming off a tough loss to league-leading Lincoln the Friday before, Foss wanted no part of becoming victim against a team that has had their number of late. Forcing the youngbut-talented Wilson squad into numerous mistakes in the second half, the Falcons cashed in on some easy transition buckets and pulled away for a 72-54 win at home over the Rams on Jan. 11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost some tough games to them in the last couple of years,â&#x20AC;? said Foss head coach Mike Cockeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This senior group, they wanted to come out and beat them. In the second half, they were able to get on the glass and made a lot of big plays.â&#x20AC;? Speedy junior guard Tamariye Nelson was the beneficiary of most of the fast-break baskets, finishing with 22 points off the bench â&#x20AC;&#x201C; going 11-for-12 from the field â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while senior forward Dezmyn Trent had a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Falcons. Nelson put the Falcons up 14-11 at the end of the first quarter with two baskets in the final minute. But Wilson freshman Alphonso Anderson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished with a team-high 15 points and 10 rebounds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; helped the Rams keep pace with six points early in the second quarter, including receiving a nice pass from Ivy Smith, Jr. for an easy layup to cut the deficit to 25-24 midway through the period. Jawan Osby responded by draining a three-pointer for the Falcons, and Trent added five points in the final two minutes to give Foss a 37-27 halftime lead. Smith, Jr. and Keun Thompson drained early three-pointers in the third quarter to pull Wilson within 37-33, but Nelson and Trent then went back to work. Nelson had another fast-break layup midway through the quarter, and Trent followed by draining a three-pointer and a basket inside to make it 46-37. The Falcons held a 54-43 advantage heading into the fourth after two more baskets by Nelson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a talk (at halftime) that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to come out harder,â&#x20AC;? said Nelson, who moved to

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever seen,â&#x20AC;? Stoehr said of the first-half free-throws. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been a part of (something like that).â&#x20AC;? The Crusaders took a 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter after Drew Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put-back with two seconds left. Holding steady throughout the second quarter, they began to expand the lead with three minutes left in the half on Tommie Brazileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put-back and Stoehrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s threepointer on the next possession that made it 28-12. The emotional swing happened a little over a minute later, as Stoehr drove in the lane to draw a foul on Jacob Birdwell-Young, who was assessed with two technicals and ejected. Joe Rideout quickly was ejected as well after earning two technicals, and Tacoma Baptist suddenly had a 44-14 halftime lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did a good job of outexecuting them in the first half,â&#x20AC;? said Crusaders head coach Eric Sivertson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were already missing one of their better players, and once the two kids got ejected it was going to be pretty difficult for them to compete. But our boys did a good job of being focused.â&#x20AC;? The Crusaders were able to cruise in the second half as Chief Leschi never got within 25 points, and Stoehr continued to help get his teammates involved. Forward Dalton Wintersole finished with 14 points, while Dayton Pascua sank two three-pointers and had 12 points and Jordan added eight points for Tacoma Baptist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As long as the team wins, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all that matters,â&#x20AC;? said Stoehr of his point total. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Me scoring helps a lot, but we need to get everyone involved as much as possible.â&#x20AC;? But with the sophomore guard continuing to display leadership and maturation, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear that the Crusaders will continue to improve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brandonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real high-efficiency scorer,â&#x20AC;? Sivertson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any time the ball is in his hands heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got the ability to score. But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a very good team player. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go long periods of time without shooting, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll work the ball around. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of our better passers.â&#x20AC;?

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SPORTSWATCH ;**>64,5;67 THUNDERBIRDS After a tough loss to first-place Centralia, the Tacoma Community College womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team responded with a 61-52 win at Highline on Jan. 12. The Titans limited the Thunderbirds to just 31 percent shooting for the game, and just over 20 percent in the second half. Patrice Polk led the way for the TCC offense, scoring 17 points in going 7-for-12 from the field, while Angie Sanchez had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Titans. They were also 7-for-15 from the three-point line, as Kaitlyn Sauders was 3-for-5 from beyond the arc and tallied 16 points for TCC. Sanchez helped TCC pressure first-place Centralia on Jan. 9, putting up a team-high 22 points and 11 rebounds on 9-for-17 shooting, but the Titans fell 62-53 at home to the Blazers. The Titans shot 48 percent in the first half and trailed just 30-29 at the break, but Centralia forced TCC into 26 turnovers, which they converted into 24 points. Kristiana Strickland had 10 points for the Titans, while Alexus Grant added nine points and seven rebounds. At 3-1 in division play and 7-5 overall on the season, TCC now faces two key home matchups as they host Clark on Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. and second-place Lower Columbia on Jan. 23 at 6 p.m.

TITAN MEN FALL AT HIGHLINE After winning their first three division games, the TCC menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team hit a speed bump with a 70-64 setback at Highline on Jan. 12. Darnell Williams and Josh Lord led the way for the Titans with 19 points apiece, as Williams was 8-for-14 from the field and hit two three-pointers. But TCC was undone by shooting just 36 percent from the field as a team, and converted just 13 of 26 free throws. The Titans were coming off a 72-61 win over Centralia on Jan. 9, with Jibreel Stevens coming off the bench to score a team-high 23 points, including going 5-for-9 from the three-point line. Adrian Harper added 18 points and a team-high 12 rebounds, while Lord tallied six points, two steals and a team-high



HIGH SCORER. Tacoma Community College guard Angie Sanchez (left) scored 16 points in the 61-52 win over Highline on Jan. 12, as the sophomore is the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer and has tallied double digits in all 12 games this year. six assists. The Titans sit at 10-5 overall and 3-1 in division play, as they host Clark on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. and Lower Columbia on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m.

LADY LOGGERS FALL SHORT 6-<7:,; The Puget Sound womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team came so close to an upset win at first-place and ninthranked Lewis & Clark on Jan. 12, but a last-second layup by Katie Anderson let the Pioneers escape with a 58-56 win. The Loggers held the lead or were tied for the final 13 minutes before the last-second heroics, as Kelsey McKinnis led the way with a game-high 18 points, while adding nine rebounds and four assists. Katy Ainslie added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Loggers, who held Lewis & Clark to just over 31 percent shooting in the game, including just 1-for-27 from the three-point line.

Ainslie had led the Loggers to a 71-58 win at Linfield on Jan. 11, as she scored a team-high 14 points and added eight rebounds in the win. Sarah Stewart had 11 points and a team-high 11 rebounds, and Emily Sheldon had eight points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Lady Loggers. Puget Sound sits in a third-place tie with four other teams in the Northwest Conference, with a 3-1 record in league play and a 10-5 record overall. They continue their road trip with a game at George Fox on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. and at Pacific (Ore.) on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

LOGGER SWIMMERS RETURN TO ACTION The Puget Sound swimming teams started the second half of their season with a double dual at Simon Fraser on Jan. 12. The Logger women fell 87-32 to 15thranked Simon Fraser and 80-37 to 21st-ranked University of Alaska-

Fairbanks, while the men suffered a 146-111 loss to Simon Fraser. Derek Frenzel was the only individual event winner for the Loggers in their first meet back from the holiday break. His time of two minutes and 6.58 seconds was tops in the 200-meter fly between the Loggers and the Clan. He also took second in the 800-meter freestyle and second in the 400-meter freestyle. Keven Henley also turned in a couple solid performances for the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, taking second in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of one minute and 1.17 seconds and also placed second in the 50-meter freestyle. Jared Fisk also recorded a second-place finish in the 100-meter butterfly. Melissa Norrish led the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team against the Clan and Nanooks with a third-place finish in the 100meter butterfly and second in the 200-meter individual medley. Sam Anders also had a second-place overall finish in the 200-meter back-

The 65th Annual Tacoma Golden Gloves Boxing Championships are returning to the University of Puget Sound Fieldhouse for the first time since 2002. The event is set for Jan. 18-19, and again is a stepping-stone toward the National Golden Gloves in Salt Lake City and the West Regionals in Las Vegas in March. Preliminary bouts will be held on Jan. 18 at Al Davies Boys and Girls Club starting at 7 p.m., with tickets available at the door. The finals will be held on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the UPS Fieldhouse, with tickets available at the door or by contacting the UPS Box Office at (253) 879-3236 or For group ticket information, contact Chairman Greg Plancich at (253) 404-0686. Tom McDonough, a veteran boxing judge from Tacoma, will be honored at Saturday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finals along with four-time Golden Gloves champion Emmett Linton Jr. Linton, a 1989 Stadium High grad, won four straight Golden Gloves titles from 1987-1990, and is the only known fighter to accomplish such a feat. He would go on to win 35 professional bouts in all before retiring after a three-year layoff in 2009. Event funds will be used to support the Tacoma Boxing Club as well as numerous charitable requests throughout the year.

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WBasketball acclimated we should be in good shape as district play fast approaches.â&#x20AC;? With a 5-0 record in the league, the Lions next play at Stadium on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. By Steve Mullen


After years of being balanced on offense and defense, the Mount Tahoma Lady Thunderbirds have had to deal with being undersized for the past two seasons. They have compensated for that by using relentless pressure on defense and hitting shots from the outside. After struggling in both areas in the first quarter against Shelton, the T-Birds got back to their trademark style and overwhelmed the Highclimbers for a 66-34 win at home on Jan. 14. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our pressure is what we live and die byâ&#x20AC;Ś and I guess the (three-pointers),â&#x20AC;? said Mount Tahoma head coach Calvin McHenry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those two things, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to have both of them for us to win against these taller teams.â&#x20AC;? Senior guard Ashley Keys scored a game-high 28 points while adding eight rebounds for the Thunderbirds, while Tanisha Lopez hit five of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11 three-pointers and tallied 19 points. The Thunderbirds struggled from the perimeter in the opening quarter as Shelton took an 11-6 lead, but Keys helped ignite a 14-0 run by hitting a three-pointer with five minutes to go in the first half, and she scored 10 points in that span. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of the way they responded tonight,â&#x20AC;? said McHenry of his squad,

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which moved to 3-2 in league play to tie for third place with Lincoln. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They got down a bit, but they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lack confidence, they just kept playing through.â&#x20AC;? Leading 25-16 at halftime and 36-27 heading into the fourth quarter, Mount Tahoma finally began to pull away. They outscored the Highclimbers 30-7 in the final period, as Jeaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ohnna Lee hit the first of her three fourth-quarter three-pointers with five minutes left to put the Thunderbirds up 50-29. Lee finished with 16 points, while Rejie Wright added eight rebounds for Mount Tahoma. Taylor Stroud and Jordan Leach led Shelton with 10 points apiece. Mount Tahoma had a big matchup at Lincoln on Jan. 16, with the winner getting the inside track to the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third playoff spot, and the Thunderbirds will travel to Foss on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. Regardless of the outcome against Lincoln, the Thunderbirds remain in the hunt to snag one of the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four playoff spots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty optimistic that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be in the top four when the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over,â&#x20AC;? McHenry said. By Jeremy Helling


Just about everything went right for the Tacoma Baptist Lady Crusaders against Chief Leschi, as they used their trademark defensive pressure for a 52-17 win over the Warriors on Jan. 15. Senior guard Amy Kliewer helped Tacoma Baptist to a 10-7 firstquarter lead by scoring nine of her 13 points in the

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period, including an early three-pointer. The Crusaders then clamped down defensively, outscoring the Warriors 16-1 in the second quarter as junior post Sarah Zeitler began dominating inside. Zeitlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s layup with just under three minutes left in the half made it 22-8, and Kliewer emphasized the first-half effort with a jumper with 19 seconds left to make it 26-8. Tacoma Baptist then put it away in the third quarter, outscoring the Warriors 20-5. Katie Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jumper just over halfway through the period gave the Crusaders their largest lead to that point at 38-13, and it slowly kept building. Zeitler finished with a game-high 17 points and added 10 rebounds, and Ashley Brooks added eight points for the Crusaders. By Jeremy Helling



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Index tallied spending, taxing and employment data to forecast a year of slowing job growth, higher home prices and rising retail spending. But even the modest improvements could be hampered from the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increased dependence on international trade. Growing threats of recessions or financial crises in Europe could drag down trade volumes while deep â&#x20AC;&#x153;fiscal cliff â&#x20AC;? cuts in federal entitlement program spending such as Medicare and Medicaid and rising interest rates could, for example, hit consumer and business confidence and depress local markets. With a backdrop of those unknowns, however, the economists predicted sluggish gains. And those increases could also be affected by federal decisions, most notably the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obamacare,â&#x20AC;? which could lead to an increase in federal health care funding that would feed the coffers of Pierce Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extensive health care industry. Individual spending and federal expenditures associated with returning military personnel at Joint Base LewisMcChord could also fuel economic growth in the coming year. Growing sales of Boeing airplanes and the arrival of the Grand Alliance consortium of shippers on Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tideflats could also add jobs and dollars to local wallets. This 25th annual report was the last for Mann and Goodman. They are retiring from researching the PCEI and have passed the effort to their professors at their cross-town rival Pacific Lutheran University. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Doug and I presented our first official forecast 25 years ago, we had no idea it would be so well received by the community,â&#x20AC;? Mann said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we continued with the project and enjoyed it. However, 25 years is long enough for anyone to peer into a crystal ball. We want thank our sponsors, the Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber, as well as University of Puget Sound and the community, for 25 years of fun and, we hope, some insights.â&#x20AC;? Since the forecasts looked at annual changes and individ-

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known for being gay-friendly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tacoma is a destination that attracts many niche markets and receiving recognition as the Gayest City in America by The Advocate may help us stand out in the gay-travel market,â&#x20AC;? said TRCVB Director or Marketing and Communication Bridget Baeth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our vibrant arts culture, museum and fine dining make our destination a great choice. Gay travelers typically have higher disposable incomes, spending more money per trip and traveling more often, which would benefit our city.â&#x20AC;? Two other cities in Washington are sitting pretty in the Top 5, with Seattle at No. 5 and Spokane at No. 3. Local and state politicians from Tacoma have long supported causes and legislation promoting equal rights for all. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our representatives are very active and involved, and even if they are not LGBT, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very supportive,â&#x20AC;? said Brock Leach, owner of popular hotspot The Mix. The Mix lives up to its name by catering to anyone and everyone, providing a place where all people feel welcome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From my experience and talking to people, the gay community is very well-integrated in Tacoma,â&#x20AC;? Leach added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We

ual business sectors, the duo did not keep tally of their overall success rate during the last two decades of research. But they do note that years heading into recessions and the years that followed were the most difficult to predict, since shrinkage and expansion rates involved so many integrated factors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But overall, I think we did pretty good,â&#x20AC;? Mann said. Changes in the economy also threw curveballs into the mix since the rise of online retail sales and technology brought change to every business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These kinds of things are major shifts,â&#x20AC;? Goodman said. The PCEI was the first index of its kind in the nation and served as a model for other communities to follow around America. PLU economics professors Martin Wurm and Neal Johnson will now take on the effort of researching, analyzing and presenting the local economic forecasting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit early to know if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll alter the methodology for next year,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it is altered significantly, we are likely to also do a forecast via Mann and Goodmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current methodology as a back-up in case the new methodology proves intractable. There have been tweaks to the methodology in the past to account for structural changes in the economy. Those types of changes would continue to be made insofar as they give a better picture of the Pierce County economy.â&#x20AC;? Gone are the influences of paper production and wood products, for example. Tourism and military spending have replaced them. Aside from doing the PCEI, Wurmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research and teaching interests include the empirical aspects of financial economics, macroeconomics and economic development. He is also currently working on several projects including banking sector development and property rights and the role of terrorism for investment and business cycles. Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teaching responsibilities focus on statistics and microeconomic principles. His research focuses on sports economics, natural resource economics and benefit-cost analysis. In addition to his work at PLU, Johnson also does economic consulting work related to solid waste management and rate-making. had a vision at the Mix to provide a place that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any separation between groups, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how we want to stay.â&#x20AC;? The number of community resources available to LGBT members also gave T-Town an advantage, with organizations such as the Oasis Youth Center and Rainbow Center. The organizations are currently discussing partnerships that could even further expand their reach in the community. Michelle Douglas, executive director of the Rainbow Center, believes Tacoma is becoming a destination city in its own right in part because of recognition like that from The Advocate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It speaks to the hard work weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done in this community,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tacoma was the first city with nondiscrimination laws, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a long history of being inclusive of LGBT rights.â&#x20AC;? Local attorney and Tacoma resident John Cummings is not surprised by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recognition simply because of the amount of political activism he has witnessed at all levels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tacoma is a very accepting community and we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the divisions between people who identify as gay, lesbian, transgender or questioning,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a really strong group of people working on Referendum 74 (for marriage equality), and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re big on outreach efforts that improve the community as a whole.â&#x20AC;?


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Lisa Hepfer and Morgan Blackmore of Tacoma Strength challenged their friends at other gyms to get collecting. Coffee shops put out baskets for new socks. Service clubs declared sock donation meetings. In Northeast Tacoma, parishioners at St. Matthew Episcopal Church trimmed their Christmas tree with 305 pairs. At Franklin Elementary School, the students demonstrated their Panther Pride value of caring for the community with a competition to see which class could raise the most socks. The students donated 680 pairs. At the South Tacoma Grocery Outlet, Antonio Merritt asked managers David and Jessalynn Greenblatt if they would like him to play his saxophone in the store to raise money for Manitou Presbyterian Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food bank. He is out of work in building maintenance, he told them, and has the time to help others with his music. Sure, they said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s add socks to the donations,â&#x20AC;? said employee Chris Caillier, who set Merritt up with a sound system. Merritt brought in $320.20, 101 pairs of fuzzy socks and made Grocery Outlet sound better than Nordstrom. At the Tacoma Central branch of Columbia Bank, Sandy Snider, Deborah Cruz, Jessica Stewart and Mallory Wilton made the drive their holiday project. They set a goal of 500 pairs, and connected with Chris Lucey of Communities in Schools at nearby Oakland High School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We like to help the community,â&#x20AC;? Cruz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have socks to wear.â&#x20AC;? They put up a collection box for the socks, and told customers they were welcome to give any way they liked. They held a bake sale, and spent the profits on good quality socks they found discounted at Ross. They and their customers brought in 630 pairs. Tacoma firefighters asked for public donation boxes in every station. When firefighters Joe Meinecke and Jolene Davis brought in the 1,200 socks for sorting, there was an odd and wonderful similarity to them. Yes, people had stopped in to donate, but firefighters had bought the finest wool and acrylic socks around, and stuffed the boxes with them. There were more. Westgate Columbia Bank employees sent their socks directly to Hospitality Kitchen. So did readers who wanted to see the good done there. So did city employees who had mini drives in their offices. We do not have an exact count beyond the 2,920 we tallied, but word is that hundreds of pairs of socks took the direct route. Word is that you, dear and gentle and generous readers, have warmed the feet of thousands who would otherwise be suffering through the worst of winter. You put a sock in it. You rock.




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STRINGS AND THINGS. Zoe Keating & Portland Cello Project play the Rialto Theater Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets run from $19 to $39. Call (253) 591-5894 or visit for more information. By Ernest A. Jasmin


oe Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She is a classically trained cellist who crossed into the indie-pop world as a member of Rasputina and a session musician for the likes of DJ Shadow and French rock band Dionysos. Along the way, she developed the experimental, one-woman show she will put on display in Tacoma. Armed with her cello, Ariez, a few pedals and a laptop loaded with sampling software, she will build lush, improvised string arrangements that will resonate through the Rialto Theater on Jan. 25. Recently, Tacoma Weekly caught up with the Sonoma County, Calif. resident to learn more about what to expect when she and Portland Cello Project come to town. TW: You actually started playing the cello at 8 years old. What are your earliest musical memories? Keating: Well, it’s funny because I don’t have any memory of wanting to play the cello. It was one of those things where I think I was tall, and it was that time when they dole out the instruments in school. I was the tallest. My first memory was a really tiny school in northern England, and I had my lessons in the storage closet. I remember being surrounded by stacks of paper and pencils … with the door cracked open for light. (She laughs.) TW: So your life path may have been

set because you were tall at age 8. programmers. One of them was a softKeating: Yeah, quite possibly. I could ware programmer for a company called have been playing viola or something if I Cycling 74. He was making some looping was smaller. But I was pretty tall, and I’m software for them, and we were always still pretty tall. trying things out. TW: I have read that stage fright We would have these parties where changed your career path. he would have the latest build of his softKeating: When I was ware, and I would hook my about 16 – so it was my cello up to it and he would last year of high school – sample me, and we’d sort of I remember I was struck do it for a horizontal audiby terror. That’s the time ence. So that’s when I first you have to audition everygot the idea, ‘Hey, people where. It’s like I was floating might actually want to listen through life with this incredto this stuff.’ And I develible sense of doom and dread oped it right there. every day because there was TW: What appeals to always some new audition you about playing this way? around the corner. Keating: There would be So I just decided not to so many battles when I was pursue music as a career, playing with other groups and I went off to Sarah Lawthat I wished the cello could rence College. It was there be louder. Or I’d go into that I started improvising the studio with some band and playing jazz, playing and record some elaborate rock ‘n roll with my friends’ string arrangement, and bands. ... I found when I was then it would get buried in -Zoe Keating doing any kind of music that the mix. So to actually crewasn’t classical, anything ate my own cello orchestra else; I had no fear at all. to play in is the best, most TW: Take me to the cathartic experience I could epiphany that led to what think of. you are doing now. TW: What is your setup like? Keating: I went off to San Francisco Keating: Right now I’m using Ableton and fell into the dot-com boom. And like Live and something called SooperLooper so many liberal arts grads, I wound up and something called MidiPipe, which working on computers somehow. together work pretty well. It’s always the I was living in a warehouse … with balance between having the right software some other electronic musicians and and latency.

The computer (is) really just a pencil. I don’t think of it as a musical instrument. It’s just a tool that allows me to create music, and I want the audience to kind of get lost in the organic feeling of the cello. TW: There is an interesting quote of yours maybe you can expand on. “Everything I do is based on the limits of technology. I’m dealing with the repercussions of what it means to be able to do almost anything.” Keating: When I first started out with this idea of looping, it was very linear and very specific. I had one little pedal that could do one thing; it could record a phrase then it could play it back. Now, it’s like a piece can have any structure I want. Traditional looping music has one long, kind of pyramidshaped structure to it, and now I can have things be much more complicated and compositional. What makes it harder is there are less limits, so therefore choices you make are creative ones rather than technical ones. The canvas is much more blank than it used to be, and larger. So I find that challenging. TW: That can be overwhelming, I guess. Keating: Yeah, I think people in other creative fields talk about this, too. Sometimes when you have some kind of artificial constraint it can really help free up your creative process so you don’t doubt yourself. There’s this whole array of things that I can do. So I think by limiting myself ... I can make myself be more creative.

up the winter doldrums. In this hilarious tribute to musical theater, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form. June is an ingénue who can’t pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? In the hands of different musical theater composers, the end result may be quite different than you expect! Opens Jan. 18. Visit

African-Americans were not allowed to buy or rent homes in Tacoma? Come to “Moving King’s Dream Forward in Tacoma: A Community Conversation” to learn about these and other barriers for African-Americans and other people of color in the Tacoma area. Hear from former Tacoma mayor and civil rights activist Harold Moss and other leaders of Tacoma’s Black Collective regarding past efforts to ensure equality. Learn about current issues affecting African-Americans and other racial minority groups in Tacoma and Pierce County. Jan. 22, 5-6:30 p.m. in Philip Hall at University of WashingtonTacoma.

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THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE ‘GET YOUR LAUGH ON’ For two years NWCZ Radio has championed the cause of the Northwest’s independent rockers. Now the online station, which you can hear at, is branching out into comedy with its Rockin’ Comedy Extravaganza, a listener party that will kick off at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Backstage Bar & Grill, 6409 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Station founder Darrell Fortune will host while Travis Simmons, Greg Baldonado, Jeremey Whitman and Eric “Puddin’” Lortentzen provide the laughs. Local rockers CFA and Hookerfist will make sure it stays loud. Tickets are $9, and you can find them at

TWO ‘THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS’ Exceedingly clever and extremely funny, “The Musical of Musicals” has charmed theatergoers across three continents. Tacoma Musical Playhouse brings this brilliant parody of the American musical to the South Sound just in time to brighten

THREE CHILDREN’S ‘SOUND OF MUSIC’ The Community Music Department at the University of Puget Sound presents a Children’s Music Theater Performance with song selections from “The Sound of Music” and lots of dancing and acting. Directed by Elizabeth Gettel and choreographed by Stacey Johnson, admission is

free. Performances are at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Jan. 31 in Schneebeck Concert Hall on the UPS campus.

FOUR DRAW YOUR DREAM B2 Gallery (722 St. Helens Ave.) is celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Jan. 18 from 6 p.m. to midnight, and Jan. 19 from noon to 2 p.m, the gallery will hold an open art studio/drawing party where you can sketch your artist interpretation of the themes “Dr. King’s Dream” and “Your Future or Subliminal Dream.” Afterwards, there will be a Mini Sketch Exhibition to hang in the windows of the gallery on MLK Day.

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New portable artworks purchased by the City of Tacoma will begin to be exhibited in public spaces in the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s municipal buildings. These works will join more than 200 others in the Municipal Art Collection. This is the second in a series of articles highlighting the 15 artists whose work was recently chosen for the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection. (The first article appeared in the Jan. 11 edition of Tacoma Weekly.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dreamâ&#x20AC;? by Yuki Nakamura is an eight-inch diameter soccer ball made of pure white porcelain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dreamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; project is a deeply personal work and acknowledges the premature death of my brother at the age of 36,â&#x20AC;? Nakamura said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a soccer coach and lived his life in Shikoku Island, Japan. For many boys from my hometown, dreaming to become a professional soccer player is a way that they can escape small-town life.â&#x20AC;? A traditional story is told in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sea Bear,â&#x20AC;? a serigraph by Marvin Oliver. This artist expresses his dual artistic heritage by combining the form-line design and

characters of the Northwest Quinault with the often-bright palette of the Southwest Isleta Pueblo. In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sea Bear,â&#x20AC;? an orca whale has transformed into a sea bear entwined with a pale, elaborately embossed messenger. Walking empty, pre-dawn streets has its rewards for photographer Peter Serko. His photo â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Heard the Snow Fallingâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x153;was taken at 6 a.m. during a January 2012 snowfall. I walked all over the downtown area starting around 5:30 a.m. It was magic!â&#x20AC;? An iconic wild space is captured in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deception Pass, 1972,â&#x20AC;? a silver gelatin print by Mary Randlett. Born in 1924, Randlett has been photographing the Pacific Northwest for more than 55 years, and is considered a major figure in Northwest art. Her works are held in permanent collections including the Smithsonian Institution and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Reprinted with permission of Tacoma Arts.

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OFF LEASH. Mother Monster makes a cameo to promote her new Born Brave Bus.

By Ernest A. Jasmin


TALES TO TELL. Tyler Irwin, aka Teeler, runs through his set list at Tacoma Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s StoryLab. By Ernest A. Jasmin

Two of the rappers on the Jan. 18 bill at Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anthem Coffee & Tea are performing in public for the first time. But they should be ready, having honed their chops at Tacoma Public Library. Normally, hanging out at the library does not earn a rapper much street cred. But Teeler and Slick R.I.C. have been learning how to make sample-based music through StoryLab, a program created by a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation that gives local teens free, hands-on experience using technology to carry out their creative pursuits. Last weekend, Teeler went to the lab â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is located at the libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown branch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to get performance pointers

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dealing with a lot of different barriers that are being put in front of you,â&#x20AC;? he explained, crossing his arms like a bored audience member. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How are you going to break down everyone doing this to you for your 20 minutes?â&#x20AC;? Teeler learned about StoryLab from his foster brother. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been doing music here for about a year now,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used to just write for a hobby. Then I came in, recorded my first song and I was lovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; it.â&#x20AC;? Teeler recorded his first CD, which is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Life Through Speakers,â&#x20AC;? at StoryLab. And over the last several months he has learned how to do everything from compressing u See LAB/ page B4

The year is only two weeks old, but local pop fans may have already witnessed the biggest concert happening of 2013. Stars donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come much bigger or brighter than Lady Gaga who invaded the Tacoma Dome Monday night with the U.S. launch of her Born This Way Ball tour. And it was a night filled with all of the spectacle, hedonism and empowering messages weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all come to expect from the woman born Stefani Germanotta. The stage was dominated by a massive gothic castle that expanded and folded into various configurations as the 26-year-old pop star and her scantily clad entourage pranced, preened and gyrated through a set that included all of 2011â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charttopping â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born This Wayâ&#x20AC;? album. Sadly, Gaga didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t preview material from her forthcoming follow up disc, â&#x20AC;&#x153;ARTPOP,â&#x20AC;? which is expected to surface this spring. Gagaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set got off to a late start, nearly an hour after opener DJ Mad-

eon. But all was forgiven as Mother Monster made her dramatic entrance with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Highway Unicorn,â&#x20AC;? perched atop a mechanical horse and dressed in some sort of alien cyborg ensemble as she made her way around a v-shaped catwalk that encircled part of the crowd. It was, of course, prelude to a bunch of freaky costume changes, though none quite reached the bizarre heights of her Cousin It and bloody nun looks from 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monsterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ball Tour. Early on, the castle opened to reveal a pair of inflated legs and a swollen belly. With a zip â&#x20AC;&#x201C; yes, the zipper was there â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gaga was

birthed back onstage, wearing a slick, yellow dress as she delivered the party pumping â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born This Way.â&#x20AC;? The lyrics to that anthem and Gagaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s between song banter promoted acceptance of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered folk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You are the new generation, and in this generation we breed compassion,â&#x20AC;? she said later in the show. The aesthetic was Madonna meets Marilyn Manson, and a disembodied, animatronic head that kept showing up was among the most unsettling touches. Gaga and a doppelganger were also delightfully creepy as they glided around in spectral, white u See GAGA/ page B4

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RUMORS. The students of the Dobie/Wright School for Girls and one of their instructors; Lily Mortar (Laura Kessler). By Steve Dunkelberger

Serving up a â&#x20AC;&#x153;meatyâ&#x20AC;? show at a community theater can be a gamble. Breadand-butter audiences that were fed the standard buffet of Neil Simon and Agatha Christie can easily get upset stomachs on â&#x20AC;&#x153;spicierâ&#x20AC;? dishes. Well-grazed theater snobs, however, might feel equally shorted and demand more pepper on their plates. But such shows create a balanced diet of theater. Kudos go to Lakewood Playhouse for putting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hourâ&#x20AC;? on the menu this season. It is the theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s T-bone steak of the season. And it is filling. Written by Lillian Hellman, the show is loosely based on actual events. Two women, Karen Wright (played by Maggie Lofquist) and Martha Dobie (Deya Ozburn) graduated college together and are running a girls-only boarding school that is finally on the verge of turning a profit. Wright has delayed her marriage to Dr. Joseph Cardin (Paul Richter) to concentrate on the school operations. But the work is for not as the school and their lives fall apart when one of the students, Mary Tilford (Kira Zinck) begins an avalanche by piecing together a lie by twisting words and making threats. It is sort of a Salem witch trial moment in many respects because the women have little defense against the accusations once they are made. Clearly there must be some truth to the charges, people believe, since there is no evidence to disprove them. Accused women in Salem who proved they were not witches by â&#x20AC;&#x153;passingâ&#x20AC;? the dunk tests by drowning, were still just as dead as those who survived only to be

hanged as witches. Such is the issue with Wright and Dobie as they battle the best they can to prove a negative. The damage is too great to overcome, however, so they fail. The truth only comes out after all is lost. Innocence pays while the guilty walk free. The play, directed by Artistic Director John Munn, takes its time to marinate. That flavors the meat. Clocking in at two hours and 15 minutes with two, 10minute intermissions, things just sort of simmer and stew with spicy bits tossed in sporadically to create a complex dish of humanity gone awry once a rumor takes hold. Imagine grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter stew in theater form. That is this show. Prime cuts, properly seasoned, mixed with care and allowed to simmer. Lofquist, Ozburn and Zinck provide the base ingredients, but tasty bits by supporting roles make the play a full meal. The two-tiered scenery and lighting (by Judith Cullen) and costumes (Kelli McGowan) proved the effective broth with subtle tone changes as the story heats up. There is nothing flashy or dramatic. That would be like just tossing in some Lowery Seasoning on a hamburger. Nope. This show is all about nuanced progression. The show contains adult situations and is not recommended for young children. Everyone else should feast. Dinners, I mean performances, are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays through Feb. 3. Tickets are $24, or $21 for military and students. Tickets or information are available at (253) 588-0042 or at The theater is located next to the Pierce Transit Center in the Lakewood Towne Center.




From page B3 sound files in Log Pro music software to how to book his own shows and run a record label. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From Q Dot, I learned a lot about the business side,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually pushed me towards doing business management in college so I can do my own music. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I want to do â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have my own label.â&#x20AC;? Story Lab is open 2 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the downtown branch, which is located at 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. The lab is free and open to 11- to 21-year-olds who want to learn how to record music, make movies, create anime and illustrate digitally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything that the kids wanna do that involves technology, we can pretty much figure out how to do that,â&#x20AC;? said Adam Brock, who mentors the kids that show up to the lab. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still money in the grant,â&#x20AC;? he added, suggesting more tools could be added upon request. Devin Campbell, 18, goes to the lab to check out digital video cameras he uses to shoot hip-hop dance videos. On Jan. 12 he edited footage he had shot of himself dancing in front of a blue screen that would allow him to add special effects later. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over here, I actually have an outlet, a place to go,â&#x20AC;? Campbell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have the software, and I really have a place where I can edit and just practice my artistic skills and creativity.â&#x20AC;?

P Gaga From page B3 gowns for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bloody Mary.â&#x20AC;? Later, the singer emerged from an egg-shaped pod sporting a horned mask for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bad Romance.â&#x20AC;? She was carted out with fake sides of beef and dumped into a big grinder, wearing her familiar meat dress, for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poker Face.â&#x20AC;? But, most strikingly, she emerged dressed as a motorcycle, with a dancer grinding on her back as she rode her way down the catwalk during â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heavy Metal Lover.â&#x20AC;? (Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see you make that look sexy, Transformers.) But there was heart and soul beneath all the slick spectacle. Though Gaga appeared to use backing tracks during the most dance-oriented parts of her set, she proved she has pipes during expressive piano-powered deliveries of â&#x20AC;&#x153;You and Iâ&#x20AC;? and a reprise of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born This Wayâ&#x20AC;? that she sung to a fan she called up during the show. And she seemed genuinely gracious as she acknowledged, several times, how fans had enabled her meteoric rise, at one point marveling that

Andy Beattie, 20, of Tacoma is a beta tester who has been going to Story Lab since before it officially opened two years ago. He uses the lab to make â&#x20AC;&#x153;machinima,â&#x20AC;? short movies made using 3D computer graphics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way for us to weave Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interests, which are video games, into a creative process that will work for the lab,â&#x20AC;? said Brock, explaining that his goal was â&#x20AC;&#x153;turning the education model upside down.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I try to do is find out what the kids are interested in and then use their interests and what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already passionate about to get them learning new things,â&#x20AC;? he said. It is a style of learning Brock wishes he had seen more when he went to Curtis High School in the 1990s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t walk into a classroom ever and have a teacher say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What are you interested in? How can we work that into the curriculum?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfortunately, I think teachers are kind of hamstrung by standardized testing and stuff like that.â&#x20AC;? In late 2012, Tacoma Public Library launched a mobile StoryLab, which is used to conduct workshops at other library branches and at local high schools. A list of workshops can be found online at www.

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sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d worked as a waitress, a stripper and a coat check girl just a few, short years earlier. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never thought in a million years it would happen like this,â&#x20AC;? she said towards the end of her two-hour set. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used to pray. I used to think if I worked real hard if I was in it for the right reasons I might be a star.â&#x20AC;? She invited a few fans onstage for the finale, memorably an 11-year-old girl she said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been singing to all night. She and her pack of â&#x20AC;&#x153;little monstersâ&#x20AC;? pranced around the stage during set closer â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marry The Nightâ&#x20AC;? before sinking out of view. Earlier in the day, Gaga made a cameo outside to toast the launch of her Born Brave Bus, a promotional tool for her new Born This Way Foundation that was parked in front of the Tacoma Dome. Gaga started the group last year with her mom, Cynthia Germanotta, who was among the 16,000 in attendance Monday night. The group is meant to connect fans with community and mental health resources in their communities, and fans visited the bus to play games, make videos and talk to community

counselors that were made available before the show. But it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be a Gaga show without the inevitable right-wing protests. The usual gaggle of T-Dome street preachers demanded repentance and admonished the â&#x20AC;&#x153;evilâ&#x20AC;? that concertgoers were about the witness as they filed into the Dome. But, to be fair, those guys show up for Ozzy and Prince, too. What was out of the ordinary was a plane hired by the anti-gay group, the Florida Family Association, that flew a â&#x20AC;&#x153;NOT Born this wayâ&#x20AC;? banner over the Dome before the show. And, in related news, Justin Bieber is no longer the biggest jerk to visit the Tacoma Dome in recent months. Set List: Highway Unicorn (Road to Love), Government Hooker, Born This Way, Black Jesus + Amen Fashion, Bloody Mary, Bad Romance, Judas, Fashion Of His Love, Just Dance, Love Game, Telephone, Hair, Electric Chapel, Heavy Metal Lover, Bad Kids, The Queen, YoĂź and I, Born This Way (slow piano reprise, sung to fan), Americano, Poker Face, Alejandro, Paparazzi, ScheiĂ&#x;e. Encore: Edge of Glory, Marry The Night


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‘Raise Your Heart’ with Bill Davie as he celebrates his new CD/DVD


SONGS TO SING. Bill Davie will celebrate

the release of his CD at the Antique Sandwich Company Jan. 25. By Matt Nagle

To celebrate the release of his new CD/DVD “Raise Your Heart,” Tacoma born and bred singer, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Bill Davie is gathering up his talented friends Kat Eggleston and Jim Page for a performance at Antique Sandwich Company that’s destined to be a T-Town highlight event for 2013. Advance tickets for this Jan. 25 event are only available by mail, so get yours now before they are all gone (details at end of this article). With his magical command of the acoustic guitar and a comforting voice that draws you to listen, Davie continues the grand tradition of American folk singers. He could easily take a seat at the table with greats like Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, and John Denver RUST AND BONE (120 MIN R) Fri 1/18: 3:00, 5:45, 8:20 Sat 1/19-Mon 1/21: 12:15, 3:00, 5:45, 8:20 Tue 1/22: 3:00, 5:45 Wed 1/23-Thu 1/23: 3:00, 5:45, 8:20 HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (94 MIN, R) Fri 1/18- 2:05, 4:15, 6:50, 9:00 Sat 1/19-Mon 1/21: 11:45am, 2:05, 4:15, 6:50, 9:00 Tue 1/22: 2:05, 4:15, 6:50, 9:00 Wed 1/23: 2:05, 4:15, 9:00 Thu 1/24: 2:05, 4:15, 6:50, 9:00

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too, as Davies’s ability to write catchy, memorable songs is matched only by his gifted singing of his often funny and always thoughtful lyrics. When he is singing about his quirky looks on life or about his friends and family, he is the “everyman” whose poetic expressions of his life views seem to somehow parallel that of his fellow Tacomans’ experiencing life in their own ways in this City of Destiny. All songs on “Raise Your Heart” are by Davie (except “A Sign of the Times” by Jim Page). Tim Schwieger, president and CEO of Tacoma-based Broadcast Supply Company (and Davie’s best friend since they were 10 years old), produced the DVD/CD in the recording studios at Bates Technical College. Willy Kelley, an instructor in the Broadcast/Audio/Video Production program at Bates, was production coordinator. More than 20 Bates students pitched in for the multiple-camera work, floor organization, sound and set up work. Davie’s guests and fellow singer/songwriters on the recordings, Eggleston and Page, are highly respected in their genre and have their own fans and listeners going back decades. With a career spanning 40 years, Page’s songs range from sharp political commentaries to “free flow” where he just makes up songs on the spot. Having worked with a litany of musical greats, Page has attracted admirers on both sides of the stage. Bonnie Raitt had this to say about him: “Jim’s been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bring-

ing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I’m a longtime admirer.” Learn more at Eggleston is a woman of many talents in the folk, Celtic and traditional music genres – a singer, songwriter, guitarist, hammered dulcimer player, actor and teacher. She has released five CDs, and lives on Vashon Island after living in Chicago for 20 years as a performing singer-songwriter and musical theater artist. Interestingly, her parents were television trailblazers, having worked on the Gumby show. Eggleston’s mom was Gumby’s first voice and her dad was the show’s first art director and he invented Gumby’s sidekick Pokey as well. Tacoma has been Davie’s “home sweet home” his entire life. He was born at Tacoma General Hospital, where his mother worked as a registered nurse for 35 years. His father was a cartoonist and oil painter and among his various jobs he was a cartooning weatherman for KING TV from 19661975. He grew up in the North End and attended Jefferson Elementary, Mason Junior High and Stadium High, where he sang in the Stadium Madrigal Singers and acted in school plays. Davie started playing and singing at 3 years old, when his dad bought him and his sister plastic ukuleles. He began writing songs at age 11. His musical training, other than singing in school choirs, has been from watching the hands and eyes of those players he has admired over the years, beginning with his dad and then his sister. He has produced six recordings of his original songs, five self-published books of poetry, and continues to be an active writer and performer at clubs, colleges, concert halls and festivals, mostly in the Pacific Northwest. He married the love of his life, Diane Schulstad, on the stage of the Antique Sandwich Company, which is one big reason this favored eatery and performance space holds a very special place in Davie’s heart. This concert event is sponsored by Ancient Victorys, an all-volunteer organization in Tacoma headed up by Chris Lunn to present and document Northwest acoustic musicians from the 1960s to today. To learn more about their open mic and concert events at Antique Sandwich Company, visit www. Tickets to Dave’s Jan. 25 release celebration are $15 general admission. Call Lunn at (253) 8636617 or e-mail him at

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MONDAY, JAN. 21 EMERALD QUEEN: Lyfe Jennings (R&B) 8:30 p.m., $20-60

BACKSTAGE: Rockin’ Comedy Night with Hookerfist (Tool tribute) 9 p.m. C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz (Jazz) 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Steve Cooley & The Dangerfields (Blues) 9 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: New Jack City (Top 40) 9 p.m. NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Don Ho, 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Nearly Dan (Steely Dan tribute) 7 p.m., $10 LOUIE G’S: Tyranny Theory, Lush Tones, In The Between, Stript (Rock) 8 p.m., $5, AA MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Trees And Timber, guest, 8 p.m. PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock covers) 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Ghost 211 (Top 40) 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Gary Cook (Jazz guitarist) 5:30 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

SATURDAY, JAN. 19 C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz (Jazz) 8 p.m.

STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino (Blues jam)

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (Blues) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Rockaroke, 8 p.m. SWISS: Steve Cooley & The Dangerfields (Blues) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Bill Pease, Paul Buck, Chris Gartland (Blues) 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m.

ANTIQUE SANDWICH SHOP: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 DAVE’S OF MILTON: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Jho Blenis, Shelly Ely (Blues jam) 8 p.m. LOUIE G’S: (Acoustic open mic) 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23 BACKSTAGE: (Rock jam) 9 p.m.

EMERALD QUEEN: New Jack Citiy (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Old School Fellas (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: High Noon Horizon, guest (Rock) 7 p.m., $5 LOUIE G’S: Long Stride, the Approach, Vivadal, 8 p.m., $5, AA NEW FRONTIER: Halcion Halo, 9 p.m. SPAR: Rockodiles (Classic rock) 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Subvinyl Jukebox (Rock covers) 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC


DAVE’S OF MILTON: Bill Pease (Blues jam) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Jam session) 8 p.m. GIBSON’S (STADIUM DISTRICT): Ephraim Richardson (Open mic) 7 p.m. STONEGATE: N.M.W.P. (Rock jam) 8:30 p.m., NC

THURSDAY, JAN. 24 STONEGATE: Billy Stoops, 8 p.m.

IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Junkyard Jane (Blues) 5 p.m.

ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. SPAR: Steve Cooley & the Dangerfields (Blues) 7 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Triggerhand, 8 p.m. SWISS: The Woodies, Northwest Chill, Nolan Garrett, Palmer Junction, Blues Redemption (Blues) 4 p.m., $8-10 UNCLE SAM’S: Remedy (Rock jam), 7 p.m.

BACKSTAGE: Common Ground (Classic rock) DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock jam) 9 p.m. SWISS: Barley Wine Revue, 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

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

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SAT., JAN. 19 FILM FOCUS: HITCHCOCK FILM – Broadway Center’s latest Film Focus installment features Alfred Hitchcock classic “The Birds” starring Rod Taylor and Tippi 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.


BLUES SOCIETY FUNDRAISER ETC – The South Sound Blues Association is holding a fundraiser to help send musician Nolan Garrett to the Memphis. The fundraiser takes place at the Swiss from 4-10 p.m. Five top regional acts will be featured. Performing in order of appearance are, The Woodies, Northwest Chill, Nolan Garrett, Palmer Junction and Blues Redemption. Garrett will be representing the South Sound Blues Association at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. It is the largest gathering of blues artists in the world. Donations will be accepted for $8 for Blues Society members, and $10 for nonmembers. Children 12 and under are free, and welcome until 8 p.m. Info:

TUES., JAN. 22 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES ETC – A healthy board is needed to govern and grow a non-profit organization. Many founders do not know how to recruit, engage and train board members in order to establish a strong foundation. Boards are responsible for the strategic, ethical and financial health of the organization. This workshop will cover the legal aspects of nonprofit boards, the unique dynamic between executives and board members, as well as practical advice and tips to develop a board that is proactive and self-sufficient. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and reassess your current and future board development opportunities. For more information and to register visit, www.

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 Central Intelligence Agency agent 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

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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:

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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.

SUN. JAN. 27 BRUNCH WITH BIX – Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Committee will bring Reverend William “Bix” Bichsel to Pacific Lutheran University on Jan. 27. He will discuss his recent trip to Norway for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. He wil also be recognized as the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize laureate for 2012. Brunch with Bix will begin at 1 p.m. in the Scandinavian Cultural Center on campus. Cost is $18 per person. To attend, contact Tom Harvey by Jan. 22 at (253) 752-8450 or Make checks payable to Greater Tacoma Peace Prize and send it to P.O. Box 731143. HAPPENINGS

SAT., FEB. 2 GROUNDHOG DAY BREAKFAST ETC – A Groundhog Day All You Can Eat Breakfast is

taking place from 8-11 a.m. at Orting United Methodist Church, located at 109 Train St SE in Orting. Sponsored by the Opportunity Center of Orting, meal served by the Espresso Drama Youth Theatre. COST: By donation only. MENU: Pancakes, eggs, hash browns, coffee, juice, and of course: Groundhog (either roadkill or hibernating)! Info: (360) 893-2740 or Here is to an early spring!

WED., FEB. 13 PUYALLUP RIVER WATERSHED CLEANUP EFFORTS ETC – UW-Tacoma Assistant Professor Jim Gawel will introduce his documentary film “Water Undone: The Effort to Save the Puyallup River Watershed” and be available for questions following the screening. Presented by the Washington Native Plant Society South Sound. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Tacoma Nature Center, located at 1919 S. Tyler St.

BULLETIN BOARD ‘THE CHILDREN’S HOUR’ THEATER – The Lakewood Playhouse presents “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 through 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 cosmology 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 through January. ‘MEMORIES AND MEDITATIONS’ ART – “Memories and Meditations: A Retrospective on Michael Kenna’s Photography” exhibit is on view 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 this 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. 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. 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.

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NOTICES NOTICE TO: Kevin Michael Meirton Lafford

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

TO: Madeline Brown and Jonathan Bazan In the Welfare of: B., B. DOB: 02/10/2001 Case Number: PUY-G-07/08-018 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a Show Cause and Review 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 a Show Cause and Review Hearing on February 25, 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 JUDGMENT.

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.

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In the Welfare of: B., B. DOB: 02/10/2001 Case Number: PUY-G-07/08-018

You are summoned to appear for a Show Cause and Review Hearing on February 25, 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 JUDGMENT.

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: 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 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.

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Sports Alliance is looking for coaches for our developmental youth sports program. Sports vary by season. Coaches are provided general training and go through a national background check clearance process. For more information, visit or contact Roy Fletcher, Youth Sports Coordinator, or 253.305.1025. 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.

VOLUNTEERS 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.

day. To learn more, call 206-727-6250.

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.

INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x153;MEMORY COMMUNITYâ&#x20AC;? What It Is: We are Memory &RPPXQLW\ D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W FRUporation). The Memory Community Project is a creative service to seniors. Our Goals & Objectives: To create an accessible resource that: â&#x20AC;˘ helps our senior citizens tell their stories â&#x20AC;˘ connects the young and the old â&#x20AC;˘ increases our understanding of those before us who help us be who we are â&#x20AC;˘ honors the generations before us and show our appreciation by preserving their memories â&#x20AC;˘ All seniors are welcome to volunteer for Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ WKHLU VWRU\ Â&#x2021; $W PRVW two days of work during daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release Form VLJQLQJ  'D\  Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LGHally wrapped within half a day What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you to WDON DERXW LQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;OP 8VH  minutes or so to tell the most memorable story from your life, the lessons that were learned, and the wise words you want to pass along to your children/grandchildren. Compensation: a DVD in which you are the leading character, and a free upload to our website Contact: send your emails to deyung@ Or call Deyung at 253-858-2445 for scheduling a meeting. 7KHĂ&#x20AC;OPLQJLVIUHHEXWGRQDtions are appreciated to help the project continue.*

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 adaptive lessons. Other volunteer opportunities include: grounds maintenance and administrative/clerical work. Must be at least 14 years old to participate. Horse experience helpful, but not necessary. Training provided. For more information contact: 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, Thurs-

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 RSWLRQV WR Ă&#x20AC;W \RXU VFKHGXOH and interests, such as meeting your Little at school, going on an outing or attending an agency-planned activity. For more information, visit or call 253.396.9630.

Donate time and receive free groceries. Volunteers needed with skills in management, organization, clerical, food handling, warehousing, maintenance etc. and receive free grocerLHV IURP D 1RQ3URĂ&#x20AC;W )RRG Distribution Program. Older teens are welcomed to volunteer and gain valuable work experience. Contact Ms. Lee at (253) 677-7740 for further information. Knitters and Crocheters &RPH-RLQ8V/RYLQJ+HDUWV is a group of volunteers who crochet or knit: hats for chemo, baby items, and blankets for GLIIHUHQW QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RUJDQL]Dtions with in the community. We meet twice a month. Once on the second Tuesday, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and again on the fourth Thursday, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Please join us at the WayPoint Church, 12719 134th Ave KP N, Gig Harbor. We are also in need of donations of yarn. For more information please email: lovingheartsonkp@aol. com or call Virginia at 253884â&#x20AC;&#x201D;9619 Loving Hearts also meets 1pm to 3pm 3rd Thur. at Clubhouse Mobile Park Ardena Gale 4821 70th Ave. E., Fife 98424

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