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Ceremonies ‘reclaim’ sites of homicides

Business to spruce up city’s waterfront


FISH FOOD. Pacific



Seafood has plans to renovate a cinder block building on Dock Street into a seafood distribution hub and bistro café.

Reverend David Alger pours holy water on the site where Tyliah Young’s body was discovered.

University of Puget Sound celebrates 125 years

By Steve Dunkelberger

Renovation work on the Thea Foss Waterway can begin now that the deal is done between the City of Tacoma and Pacific Seafood. The seafood giant purchased the city-owned property at 1199 Dock St. in a deal formalized last week with a unanimous City Council vote. The property sold for $700,000, and puts the site back onto the property tax roles. Johnny Seafood had been leasing the site until Pacific Seafood bought the local fish and clam seller in 2006. That business transaction opened the door for Pacific Seafood to buy the former leased space with plans for extensive renovations. “This is an exciting development for the City of Tacoma, which looks forward to the new energy this will certainly infuse into the area,” said Community and Economic Development Director Ricardo Noguera. “This property was being managed by the Foss Waterway Development Authority, and the funds generated from this sale will be used to support Foss Waterway Development Authority operations in the 20132014 biennium.” Pacific Seafood plans to spend $1.3 million on renovations of the 7,720square-foot building that will include the addition of a bistro-style café and another link to the public esplanade along the waterway that will eventually connect the headwater of the Puyallup River to Point Defiance Park with a single ribbon of public water-viewing walkways. “Being a local, Northwest, family-owned business since 1941, Pacific Seafood is proud and excited to be part of the Tacoma community through the purchase of Johnny’s Seafood in 2006 and re-investment in the

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By John Larson

‘Once a Logger, always a Logger!’ By Henry DeMarais


ne of Tacoma’s oldest institutions turns 125 this year. Since 1888, and starting with just 88 students, the University of Puget Sound has grown to become the city’s premier center of higher education and one of the Pacific Northwest’s top liberal arts colleges. 2013 will be a year of celebration for the university and the public is invited to a series of events lasting from now until the end of spring. These events commemorate the school’s tenure and recognize the significance of its presence in Tacoma. Why has Puget Sound been so successful? The key to its endurance is “a sense of purpose and determination,” said President Ronald R. Thomas. “Our

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Support the Logger teams’ push for 125 victories in the 2012-2013 season! Games are held throughout the spring. Women’s and men’s basketball teams face Whitworth for special 125th anniversary matches on Friday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. More information is available at


Visit Collins Memorial Library or for a literary history of the past 125 years. The exhibit runs from Jan. 25 to March 14.



A LOOK BACK. (Top grouping, clockwise from left): Students

working in Howarth Hall science lab circa 1965; handsome student quartet entertains at a Varsity Show; men’s basketball team from 1909; Jones Hall and Sutton Quad, 1924, named after Albert V. Sutton, the original architect of the university who developed the campus layout principles and designed Jones Hall. (Above) Synchronized swimming team of 1950; in keeping with the times, female students populated the typing classes, 1911; student musicians play at homecoming, 1949.

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Three events comprise this lecture series. The first, on Jan. 28, is performer Karen Hass’ characterization of Abby Williams Hill, a landscape painter and activist. An exhibition about Hill can be found in Jones Hall galleries from Jan. 22 to March 1. The second lecture is a chronicle of Franke Tobey Jones’ life and impact on Tacoma by local historian and author Darlyne Reiter. It will take place on Feb. 4. The third X See EVENTS / page A5

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They take place in alleys, back yards and vacant lots. They are places where the darkest side of humanity has emerged. Places where greed, jealousy or hatred led one person to kill another. They are Moments of Blessing, held around Pierce County wherever a murder has occurred. Associated Ministries began holding Moments of Blessing about 15 years ago. Reverend David Alger started this when he was the leader of the organization. He got the idea from a colleague in Indianapolis, who held them in that city. The first in Tacoma was held in Titlow Park, where a man was murdered. Bamboo poles with red ribbons bearing names of victims are brought to the ceremonies. More recently purple ribbons have been added, used to denote people who died as a result of domestic violence. Alger said 85 percent of victims where the sites are blessed died from either domestic violence or street crime. “It is important to gather the community and to remember the person who died,” Alger said. “It is important that these sites are blessed. We bring life back to these spaces.” Ron Vignec, formerly a pastor of Salishan Lutheran Mission, has attended many of the ceremonies over the years. Victims have ranged in age from 3 to the elderly and come from every cultural background. Clergy and Hilltop residents gathered for a Moment of Blessing on Jan. 19 for Tyliah Young. It took place in an alley behind South Ainsworth Street, where the body of the 23-year-old woman was discovered on Jan. 13. Several neighbors were in attendance. Alger noted that the discovery of the

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Washington State Patrol seeks witnesses to two driveby shootings that happened on Jan. 20. One occurred near the Tacoma Narrows bridges. A mini-van heading east on State Route 16 was shot near North Jackson Avenue. Later, a sedan was shot on Interstate 5 between South 38th and 56th streets. Anyone with information is asked to call detective Vic Mauro at (253) 538-3176.


A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Tacoma woman accused of setting her boyfriend’s car on fire. Falon Miller is accused of starting the blaze after her boyfriend told her he did not want her to drink vodka she brought to his home. She is charged with second-degree arson.


Joseph Rosario has been charged with second-degree malicious mischief and third-degree malicious mischief. He pleaded not guilty to both charges. His bail was set at $25,000. According to charging papers, earlier this month Rosario walked into Dorkyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar Arcade and informed an employee that he wanted to break something. The employee told him to leave. A few minutes later she heard glass breaking and discovered someone had kicked out two windowpanes. A security guard at the University of Washington-Tacoma detained Rosario after Rosario admitted he threw rocks through the windows of the campus library. He told the guard that he had tried to turn himself in at the Pierce County Jail for a Department of Corrections warrant and a misdemeanor warrant, but employees at the jail turned him away.


A man was arrested on Jan. 16 after he crashed his car into a home and fled the scene. The problem began when his female roommate lent him her vehicle on Jan. 15. He crashed it. Later he borrowed a friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truck and crashed it into a home in the 6800 block and drove off. No one was injured, but the house suffered some damage. Officers went to the suspectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. A neighbor told them the suspect pulled a tarp over the truck. The suspect was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run.


Two people pleaded not guilty on Jan. 15 to charges related to a gas station robbery in May of last year. Bail for Anthony Walton was set at $75,000. Bail for his girlfriend, Natalie Shermer, was set at $10,000. Walton is accused of robbing the gas station and Shermer is accused of being the getaway driver. According to court records, Shermer told police they needed money to pay their rent. Walton is also suspected of robbing a 7-Eleven store in Tacoma.


Three people held a Tacoma woman at gunpoint and broke her nose on Jan. 15. The incident began when the woman called her ex-boyfriend and asked him to pick up their two children at a relativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home. He told her he would keep the girls. He then went to her home and asked for their belongings. He returned later with his new girlfriend and a friend. The victim asked for her children back and refused to hand over their belongings. The two men pulled guns on her and smashed her head into the hood of her vehicle. The new girlfriend punched and kicked the victim several times.

Tacoma City Councilmember Ryan Mello was arrested by a Washington State trooper on Jan. 19 for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after he reportedly failed a field sobriety test, according to a report on and picked up by The New Takoman. Mello was elected to the Tacoma City Council in 2011 and represents an at-large position. Mello attended the University of Puget Sound, where he earned a degree in politics and government. Mello has also served as a chief of staff for State Rep. Hans Dunshee and before that as an AmeriCorps volunteer implementing the Youth United program at the United Way of Pierce County. He currently works as the executive director for the Pierce Conservation District. His term on the council expires in 2015.

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With Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day rapidly approaching, we promoters of all things lovey dovey in the 253 would like to celebrate with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cutest coupleâ&#x20AC;? contest. E-mail a photo of you and your love muffin to by Feb. 1. The collection of photos will be posted at and on our social media sites on Feb. 4. Voting will run from Feb. 4 to Feb. 11. Simply comment on the photo with your vote, e-mail your vote or â&#x20AC;&#x153;likeâ&#x20AC;? it. The winner is the one with most valid votes and will be announced Feb. 12. The winning couple will receive a bouquet of roses from Fife Flowers, which is also donating a dinner for two at Fife Bar and Grill.

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You know what they look like naked, but do you know who they are? Anna Thurston will be happy to make formal introductions to leafless trees and bushes at the first of two Winter Twig ID walks sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll lead for Green Tacoma Partnership. Thurston, of Advanced Botanical Resources, Inc., will lead the trek through Wapato Hills on Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll point out the native and invasive plants in the Oak Savannah habitat with a nice chunk of wetlands. Meet at the trail entrance along South 64th Street near South Wapato Street. Though there is on-street parking, organizers suggest carpooling, biking, walking or taking a bus. For information, contact Kory Kramer at

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Demolition of the original eastbound State Route 16 Nalley Valley viaduct in Tacoma has resumed. WSDOT and contractor Mowat



Construction suspended demolition work Jan. 11 after a bridge support column, called a â&#x20AC;&#x153;tetrapod,â&#x20AC;? fell onto the shoulder of South Tacoma Way. Per WSDOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s standard practices, a safety buffer was in place while this section of the original viaduct was being demolished and no injuries occurred. The demolition work is part of WSDOTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s I-5/SR 16 Eastbound Nalley Valley project. Following the incident, WSDOT and Mowat Construction reviewed the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demolition practices and procedures. Mowat determined that the incident was caused by cutting the girders that connect the tetrapodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legs before removing enough concrete. The top-heavy weight of the tetrapod allowed it to lean and ultimately fall onto the roadway below. Revised demolition practices include removing more concrete from the tetrapods before separating them from the bridge deck and doing additional inspections during the demolition process. WSDOT believes that these changes will provide safe demolition practices for the four remaining tetrapods. The old viaduct had 13 tetrapods in total. The weight of the fallen tetrapod damaged local water and gas lines that were subsequently repaired by utility crews. The roadway shoulder and an adjacent lane were also repaired and repaved. All costs associated with the utility and roadway repairs will be paid by the contractor. The incident did not affect the overall project schedule. Motorists can expect continued lane closures and realignments on both South Tacoma Way and South Center Street as work on the project continues.

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Wilson High School and Stanley Elementary School have each earned the School of Distinction award for the second time. Stanley first received the honor in 2010 and Wilson earned its first award in 2011. The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) and its partners honored 45 schools in 21 districts in the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) as 2012 Schools of Distinction at an awards ceremony on Jan. 24 in Renton. The award is given to the top 5 percent of elementary, middle/junior high schools and high schools in Washington that have made sustained improvement in reading and math over a five-year period. The CEE with the Association of Educational Service Districts, the Association of Washington School Principals, Phi Delta Kappa-Washington Chapter, Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and Washington State School Directors Association grant the annual awards to schools in Washington that achieve this high standard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are pleased to honor schools within our region that have realized dramatic sustained achievement gains for students,â&#x20AC;? said John P. Welch, PSESD superintendent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We recognize the difficult and important work this takes. We salute your students, families, educators and communities for your success.â&#x20AC;? The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction created the award in 2007 to honor students, teachers, administrators, parents, schools and communities for the gains they made in preparing children to learn, work, live and succeed in the 21st century.

Until March 31, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber is extending an offer to restaurants, bars/taverns and cafes that allows them to not only join the chamber, but also ensure customers visit their businesses. The chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investment schedule is based on number of employees. Realizing that restaurants, bars, taverns and cafes have 469,*0;@)90,-:(;;(*64(>,,23@*64 a multitude of employees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; making chamber membership dues somewhat prohibitive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it has a promotion for them. The special promotion consists of joining the chamber at the minimum investment level of $385 and then paying the remainder of the balance with gifts in kind (gift certificates, catering services, products, etc.). The donations will then be used #1 TACOMA TOPS LIST OF as give-a-ways or services at chamber events AMERICAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GAYEST CITIES during the year. The one-year membership to the chamber #2 FOSSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; TRANSITION BASKETS TOO MUCH FOR WILSON will allow access to all events and communications and be listed in the 2013 Business Direc#3 ONE-WOMAN ORCHESTRA tory (printed and online). Businesses listed in BRINGS HER EXPERIMENTAL the directory will be seen by more than 17,000 MUSIC TO TACOMA eyes in the course of just one year. If restaurants, bars/taverns and cafes #4 POTHOLE OF THE WEEK choose to pay their full membership fee (based 4TH AND BROADWAY on employee count) the chamber will provide them one month free advertising on the cham#5 STORYLAB PROGRAM ber website. GIVES KIDS HANDS ON Interested restaurants, bars/taverns and EXPERIENCE MAKING ART


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New Lakewood salon excels in permanent cosmetics, day spa services Lakewoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s DaVinci Salon and Spa may be new on the scene after opening in early January, but owner Sunny Galaviz brings with her decades of experience working with hair, cosmetics and spa treatments. She prides herself on creating a warm, inviting atmosphere in the salon while also connecting clients to the local art world, as well. Galaviz began cutting hair in 1993, and eventually moved into her current specialty, permanent cosmetics, in 1995. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Permanent cosmetics are a great tool for people with poor eyesight, or with an allergy to makeup,â&#x20AC;? Galaviz

said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My clients have been very happy with their permanent cosmetics.â&#x20AC;? There is little to no pain involved in the procedure, performed by highly skilled professionals. Depending on the procedures â&#x20AC;&#x201C; permanent eyeliner, lipstick, eyebrows â&#x20AC;&#x201C; very few touchups are necessary down the road. These full procedures range from $180-$220 for eyeliner, to $475 for a full lipstick treatment. DaVinci also offers full day spa services, including hair cut and color, massages, facials, manicures/pedicures and waxing. Galaviz regularly attends workshops and classes to

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The 1957 Packard is a Town Sedan with a chassis length of 120.5 inches. 1957 Packard cars were available in just one other model: fourdoor station wagons called Country Sedans, which had frameworks about four inches shorter. These cars were produced following Packardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1954 acquisition of the dying company Studebaker. The formation of Studebaker-Packard was meant to combine the independent automakers into a company competitive with Big Three manufacturers. Instead, it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the production of the 1957 Packard â&#x20AC;&#x201C; started the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slide towards massive losses and closure. The 1957 Packard, also known as the 57th Series Packard Clipper, possesses a misleading name. Though its nameplate is that of the Packard Clipper, the car is merely a Studebaker President with Packard trim and interior and dash designs. Production of the actual Packard-designed cars ended the year before when plants were shut down. This fact made the car unattractive in the eyes of Packard


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21 and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Street Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the city knows it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;pothole initiative,â&#x20AC;? and in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of road riddled with holiness, and continued those efforts in 2012. And while that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or return â&#x20AC;&#x201C; each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pothole Pig â&#x20AC;&#x153;Percevalâ&#x20AC;? gained his name after one of King Arthurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legendary Knights of the Round Table. Perceval is the earliest recorded account of what has gone down in legend as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quest for the Holy Grail,â&#x20AC;? 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;perfect potholeâ&#x20AC;? and runs into many along his adventures through Tacoma.

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ship and little buyer interest resulted in Studebaker-Packardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearly $100 million operating loss and a similar plummet of net worth. 1957 marked the death of the Clipper name. Packard cars were removed from production the next year. The 1957 Packard is now a relatively affordable luxury car in classic vehicle markets. Town Sedans sell for $5,000 to $17,000. Country Sedans sell for $6,000 to $30,000.

customers, who shunned the vehicle despite the Studebaker engineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine reputation. The same distaste remained among car buyers even after the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in 1964. Relatively few â&#x20AC;&#x201C; between 4,800 and 5,500 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; of the two styles of Packard cars were produced, with both models selling in the $3,000 range. The cars were unpopular with consumers and sales were awful. The lethal combination of poor leader-


The latest news from Pierce Transit regarding planned cuts to bus service around the county is a matter of perspective. The cuts will be deep, but not as deep as first projected. And the planned cuts on the current roster could find themselves saved if the economy continues to improve faster than first thought. Pierce Transit officials first announced plans to cut about half of the bus services by late 2013 after voters failed to approve a sales tax measure in November to keep those wheels rolling. In the latest projections of the cuts, only about a third of those bus services will end. Once the ballot measure was officially voted down, bus drivers with less seniority began to seek jobs elsewhere rather than face layoffs from the cuts. Those departures saved Pierce Transit from severance packages. Joining those savings is higher than expected sales taxes and union wage concessions that translates to less drastic cuts, although the end of weekend buses is all but certain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would also point out that 34 percent is still a large cut to service. This will have an impact on everyone who uses the system,â&#x20AC;? said Pierce Transit spokesman Lars Erickson, noting that there is some hope. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our commitment is to put every dollar available into service, whether that is due to finding efficiencies or improved economic conditions.â&#x20AC;? But even with the better than expected sales tax revenue and concessions, money isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just flowing into the transit agency. Sales tax revenue is still below rates seen before the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Recessionâ&#x20AC;? first started in late 2007. Octoberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales tax revenues show $5.2 million was collected, which is $1 million less than during the same month in 2007. That means that whatever the scenario, bus riders should expect weekend service to return soon once the transit agency shifts to a five-day schedule this fall. Any weekend service would have to come at the cost of weekday service that will already be hard hit by cuts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our service planners considered basic service options for limited week-

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LINKING. Sound Transit is pondering expansion routes of Tacoma Link light rail system that includes possible routes to Fife to the east and Tacoma Community College to the west.

end access to buses,â&#x20AC;? Erickson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any potential weekend service would require pulling hours from weekday service, leaving gaps that impact even more riders. Currently, we operate a total of 417,000 annual service hours, of which 344,000 hours are weekday service. After reductions are implemented on Sept. 29, we will be down to 275,000 annual service hours in total. So that means we are impacting weekday levels alone by 69,000 hours.â&#x20AC;? Linked to that discussion, by topic at least, is the ongoing review of expansion efforts of the Tacoma Link light rail system by Sound Transit. The current roster of options lists a half dozen possible alternatives, which officials hope will be cut down later this year to allow for more detailed study. The issue was a topic of the Tacoma City Council study session on Jan. 22. Earlier open houses ballooned an initial list to 24 possible routes, although only six of those basic routes passed the initial review. Options range from running rail from the North End to downtown, along Hilltopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emerging â&#x20AC;&#x153;Medical Mile,â&#x20AC;? through the East Side, or to Tacoma Community Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus on Mildred Street or along Pacific Highway to Fife and the Puyallup Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commercial center. The idea now is to gauge potential rider information as well as ponder what economic impact the various routes would have. The current 1.6-

mile Tacoma Link light rail line currently serves six stations from the Theater District to the Tacoma Dome Station. Trains run every 12 minutes during the day and served nearly a million riders last year. Voters in 2008 approved an expansion of Tacoma Link as part of the Sound Transit 2 ballot measure. Sound Transitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tacoma Link Expansion Alternatives Analysis project will identify and study alternative travel corridors for expansion of the system. This round of screening the routes will run through spring, after which the Sound Transit board will select the route. Officials will then research detailed

costs and timelines. Sound Transit has committed about $100 million to the expansion, so more funding sources will be needed once a preferred route is selected since the route estimates run between about $100 million to more than $160 million

With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.


Sound Transit will hold an open house from 4-7 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Tacoma Dome Station Plaza, 424 E. 25th St. More information is available at


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Mark Bohlman briskly assigns his students tasks to complete: food organization and packing, card writing and box wrapping. His seventh- and eighth-grade class disperses, and soon the room is bustling with students beginning their work. At Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holy Rosary School, Bohlman and his students have taken the foremost role in community service. They complete a project every month designed to help charities and hospitals improve the lives of the people they serve. Previous monthsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; projects have included cards for Mary Bridge Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital and clothing drives, while Valentines for Park Rose Care Center and walk-athons are planned for the future. The class organized a food drive in January. Students brought cans and boxes from home that will go to Tacoma Rescue Missionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown campus. Bohlmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pupils decided to undertake this particular project after a field trip to the mis-


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sion. They have volunteered at St. Leo Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food bank and were interested in expanding their work to other organizations. Olivia Rezny, a seventh grader, mentioned that she â&#x20AC;&#x153;always wanted to go down to Lighthouse [rescue mission] and work in the kitchen.â&#x20AC;? Perhaps if this project is sufficiently inspir-


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hours per seventh- and eighthgrade student. Service is prescribed by the Seattle archdiocese, which sets religious education standards for all Catholic schools in Western Washington. Bohlman reminds the card-makers to include prayers as part of their presentations. Bohlmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students display remarkable enthusiasm in preparing the food donations. For many, this is their first service project with an entire class. Nevertheless, the idea of a larger undertaking has won their minds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re stepping up and helping people,â&#x20AC;? seventh grader Karaia Murphy said. It is a sentiment echoed by many in Bohlmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class, and everyone packs boxes and decorates cards with the confidence of those who know they are making someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life a little bit better.

the school at large,â&#x20AC;? he said. Hallway posters advertise the need for clothing and food, asking anyone to bring in items for Bohlmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collections. The teacher also wants to foster his own studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; leadership skills. Jake Jang, an eighth grader, assists younger students with the project, even though he says it is his first. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I help make boxes and bring food,â&#x20AC;? he said. He has a positive attitude about the experience, as do many of the young volunteers. Jang asserted that he likes â&#x20AC;&#x153;everythingâ&#x20AC;? about the donations and volunteering. Chris Haney, another eighth grader, referenced â&#x20AC;&#x153;the good feeling you get when you help people.â&#x20AC;? Such good feelings are only part of what Bohlman desires for his students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The projects teach them to be thankful for what they have,â&#x20AC;? he said. Holy Rosary, a Catholic school, has adopted community service as an important part of the religious curriculum. Though Bohlmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s projects are independently planned and conducted, the school mandates a service requirement of eight

ing more students will seek out volunteer positions outside of class, though a few cited busy schedules as impediments. Bohlman hopes that the monthly projects will encourage volunteer efforts from other students and set a standard for the years ahead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been successful for opening the eyes of

Henry DeMarais is a junior at Tacoma School of the Arts. He is fascinated by literature, politics and culture and hopes to write and speak professionally about the three.


The all-local, all-thetime booster effort Tacoma Shift Happens kicks into high gear Jan. 28 with Shift Happens at Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. This annual event will gather local business and 253 backers for an all-out blitz on local synergy. The free event will have more than 120 vendors and displays that will run from business and non-profits to artists and neighborhood groups showing the voodoo they do with information and samples. Of course, there will be a cash bar. It is Tacoma after all. The vendor roster is a third larger than it was last year.


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networking, promotional efforts and business best practices. Also this year will be the announcement of the Indie Awards and the Mayoral State of the City Address, which will also be broadcast on TV Tacoma. The Indie Awards will honor locals in three

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a very strong business-to-business portion,â&#x20AC;? organizer Patricia Lecy-Davis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be making some matches based on surveys people have taken.â&#x20AC;? Along with the rows of vendors in the ballroom, presenters will hold forums and talks about

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founders believed there was nothing more important to the future of individuals and our society than a great education, and they were determined to provide one of the highest quality for the citizens in the newest part of the country at the time.” Thomas declared that the aspirations of the founders were fulfilled immediately. “What has been our unwavering hallmark from the beginning is a commitment to excellent teaching above all things…. That commitment to teaching is the thread that weaves through our history, and will always remain central to who we are.” Puget Sound’s reputation as a competent, relevant school has been aided considerably by “a commitment to innovation and originality,” Thomas said. In recent years the university has introduced new science and global studies programs. It also anticipates the completion of a “new living and learning center focused around entrepreneurship, the humanities, international study and the environment,” according to Thomas. The university is an undisputable

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event, on March 11, is an illustrated overview of the university’s history by George Mills ’68, M.S.’72 and John Finney ’67. Each event begins at 4 p.m. with refreshments in Trimble Forum, Trimble Hall.



MEMORIES (Clockwise from top left): Cover of a 1953 edition of

The Trail, the university’s weekly student-run newspaper still publishing today; pretty Winter Carnival Snow Queen candidates, 1949; President Edward H. Todd (1913-1942) handles the plow as work starts on Jones Hall, 1923.

asset to Tacoma. It has had a role in the development of a number of museums and cultural institutions, and it partners with the city and public schools in a variety of other projects. “The city’s and the university’s shared commitment to excellence and to the future is the key to our long success together,” said Thomas. As Puget Sound celebrates its long life, Thomas hopes Tacoma will join it in wishing the best to its students and welcoming another happy 125 years. Information, history, directions,

maps, photos, and tickets can be found at Also check the website on March 17, the university’s official birthday, for a montage of celebratory videos from campus members, alumni, parents, guests, musical artists and more. Henry DeMarais is a junior at Tacoma School of the Arts. He is fascinated by literature, politics, and culture and hopes to write and speak professionally about the three.

The Nigerian Nobel Laureate’s lecture, titled “Writing for Freedom,” will start at 8 p.m. on Feb. 7, in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets are $20. President Thomas cited this lecture as one of his favorite upcoming events. For more information visit: www. details/1108.


The famed comedian presents a stand-up comedy show starting at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, in Memorial Fieldhouse. Tickets are $25 and $50. For details and tickets visit: campus-news/details/1097.


The professor of theological ethics at Starr King School for the Ministry will give a talk on March 5 at 7:30 p.m. titled “Moral Injury as a Wound of War and the Need for Soul Repair.” The event is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance. More information is available from Wheelock Information Center at (253) 879-6013.







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TOUGH LOSS. Senior guard Precious Hunkin

led Lincoln with 17 points against Timberline, but the Abes fell 54-53 on Jan. 18 for their second one-point loss to the Blazers this season. By Jeremy Helling


Boxer earns third Golden Boy, fourth title By John Larson


arquis Weston may be nearing the end of the amateur phase of his boxing experience. He showed potential to do well at the next level at the Golden Gloves on Jan. 19. When he left Memorial Fieldhouse at the University of Puget Sound, it was as a champion and the Golden Boy, the most valuable performer of the annual event. He was already Golden Boy in 2010 and 2011. He won titles at 178 pounds in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Weston faced Malaga D’Hue of Seattle Boxing Center in a bout in the under 201 pound category. The nimble D’Hue was able to duck many punches Weston threw toward his head in the first round, but Weston gained the advantage in the second round by frequently using his mean left hook. “I like to have a good jab and cover it with the hook,” Weston remarked. “He had a good strategy, using his jabs. I just matched him with more shots.” Weston, 22, said he is contemplating turning professional soon. Tom Mustin, coach of Tacoma Boxing Club, said Weston has been in the program a long time. He has left the team a few times, but the coach thinks the boxer is back now with a more serious approach to the sport. Jerrell Barbour of Tacoma, a five-time winner of the local competition, faced Kenny Lally of Prince George, B.C. at 123 pounds. Lally, a five-time national champion in Canada, emerged victorious. Barbour landed a few solid head shots in the first round, but had to take a



GOLDEN ACTION. (Top) Marquis Weston (left) takes a shot from

Malaga D’Hue during his win in the heavyweight bout. (Second from top) Elvis Garcia (left) delivers a blow to Ramel Casablanca in his superheavyweight bout loss. (Second from bottom) Tacoma’s Nick Jefferson (right) has Jag Seehra reeling during his win at 141 pounds. (Bottom) Salicia Dillingham (right) throws a punch during her loss to Jen Hamann at 132 pounds.

The Lincoln Lady Abes could not have played Timberline any closer this season. In a battle for second place in the Narrows 3A, the Abes suffered their second one-point defeat to the Blazers this year, falling 54-53 at home on Jan. 18. Senior guard Sarah McKee led the way for Timberline, scoring 24 of her game-high 29 points in the second half and nailing six of the Blazers’ eight threepointers on the night. “She is a player,” said Lincoln head coach CalJean Lloyd. “They all have the ability, when left open, to make shots. That’s no knock on them. I think it’s more a testimony to our lack of rotating as hard as we need to (on defense).” The Abes went up 11-6 on Precious Hunkin’s putback early in the second quarter, but McKee’s first trey of the night gave the Blazers their first lead at 13-11 with six minutes left in the half. Ki-Renee Armstrong – who hit four three-pointers on the night for Lincoln and finished with 15 points – answered with a three for the Abes, but the Blazers’ Sara Bowen nailed two threes of her own later in the quarter to help give Timberline a 25-20 halftime lead. McKee then exploded in the third quarter, hitting four threes in just over two minutes, the last of which gave Timberline a 37-27 lead with five minutes to go in the period. But the Abes crawled right back, as Hunkin got a nice pass from Kayla McClean for a layup with a minute left and Armstrong drained another three to cut it to 40-38 heading into the fourth. Freshman Tamia Braggs then gave the Abes their first lead of the half at 41-40 by battling for a rebound and converting a three-point play, which set the tone for a back-and-forth final quarter. After Lincoln took a 45-43 lead on Breneya Johnson’s layup with under four minutes left, the Blazers rattled off the next seven points, capped by McKee’s final three-pointer with two minutes left. Armstrong responded again with another three for the Abes, and her trey with 18 seconds left cut it to 52-51. “She has that want and desire for us as a program to move forward,” Lloyd said. “That’s senior leadership right there. We look at her to be one of those leaders, and tonight she kind of helped will us back into this game a little bit.” But McKee hit two free throws on the other end for a three-point lead, and the chance for a tying three for Lincoln rattled out and was put back in on Braggs’ layup to leave the Abes one point short. Hunkin had a team-high 17 points for Lincoln, while Braggs added 11 points and 11 rebounds and Johnson had six points and seven rebounds. At 4-3 in league play, Lincoln is still in good position for one of the four spots to the playoffs. “I’m proud of the improvements we’ve made this year, and the toughness we’ve started to develop as a program,” Lloyd said. “We’re going to be alright. It’s a tough one tonight, but we’ll get back at it tomorrow.”


Facing the team that knocked them out of the state tournament last year, Wilson focused on starting and finishing strong. The Lady Rams accomplished that

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36*205.<7 (Left) Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thomas DeJohnette (left) goes for a takedown of Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wilson Ginn during his win in the semifinals of the 145-pound bracket

at the Tacoma City Championships at Lincoln High School. (Right) Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Laura Dittell (left) locks up with Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leanne Sairol in the 118-pound consolation finals at the Greater Puget Sound Ladies Invitational at Foss High School. By Jeremy Helling

Sending 12 wrestlers to the finals and claiming six individual championships, the Lincoln Abes emerged with the team title in their home gym at the Tacoma City Championships on Jan. 19. Austin Pizzaro helped lead the Abes by pinning Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hien Ly with seven seconds left in the opening round of the 182-pound match. Trailing 2-0, Ly got a takedown of Pizzaro and looked to have him pinned before the Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; senior captain pulled a quick reversal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been getting caught in those all year, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been practicing that,â&#x20AC;? said Pizzaro. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kind of just let him think he was about to pin me, and I finally swung my hips and got him over.â&#x20AC;? Mohamed Badji had gotten the Abes started by pinning Bellarmine Prepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Josiah Mayo in the 113-pound match with just over a minute left after going up 14-7. Similarly, teammate Avery Meyer pinned the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kory Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor midway through the third round after taking a 10-2 lead at 126 pounds. Juan Vicente followed with a pin of teammate Charles Jackson in the 132-pound match, and Robert Mathews outlasted teammate Lionel Acosta 16-4 at 138 pounds. Aliyas

Fletcher followed Pizzaroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pin by taking a 7-1 decision over Bellarmineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aidan Senecal at 195 pounds, as the Abes put up 259 points as a team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It means a lot to me, personally, because this is my senior year,â&#x20AC;? said Pizzaro, noting the tournament was the finish of a tough week that included dual meets against Timberline and Bellarmine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As coach (Ed LaCross) said, this is a week that defined usâ&#x20AC;Śhe really wanted this, and we wanted it bad for him.â&#x20AC;? Bellarmine, meanwhile, got five individual champions as the Lions settled for second place with 207 team points. Jed Klein got them going by outlasting teammate Andrew Turner 6-0 in the 106-pound match, and Luke Witker pinned teammate Nicholas Rose in the first round at 120 pounds. Carson Grissafi scored a dominant 13-2 victory over Stadiumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s J.J. Sealey at 152 pounds, and senior Louis Catiller followed by pinning Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ike Castro with 11 seconds left in the second round at 160 pounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wrestled him a couple days earlier,â&#x20AC;? Catiller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was pretty much the exact same thing that happened. He did a little bit better on his feet this time. But I just wrestle my game, really to just outlast (the opponent).â&#x20AC;? Hunter Taylor followed Catiller with

the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; final individual championship, pinning Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Neiman with 16 seconds left in the 170-pound match. Wilson senior Jake Ferris â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the defending state 195-pound runner-up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; tallied the Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lone finals victory by pinning Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Queveon Jenkins midway through the first round of the 220-pound match, and is looking toward the state meet once again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to stay calm,â&#x20AC;? said Ferris of his focus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be nervous because of all the hype. I might be a state runnerup, but I have to (continue to) prove myself so I can keep getting better and better.â&#x20AC;? Foss also scored a couple of victories, as junior Jonathan Cabrera pinned Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thomas DeJohnette with one second left in the first round at 145 pounds. Patiole Pesefea then closed out the meet with a pin of the Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eric Pula midway through the first round of the 285-pound bout, after falling to his brother Suâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;e Pesefea of Mount Tahoma in the finals last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to continue what my brother did,â&#x20AC;? Patiole Pesefea said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He won it last year, now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my year, so I wanted to win it.â&#x20AC;? The Falcons finished with 162 points as a team to place third, while Wilson

placed fourth with 128 points and Stadium tallied 28 points to finish fifth.

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The first annual Greater Puget Sound Ladies Invitational wrestling tournament took place at Foss on Jan. 19, pitting 19 teams from around the region against each other. Lincoln topped the list of local finishers with 23 points to place 13th, as Arijana Zekiri took fourth place at 106 pounds and Leanne Sairol took fourth in the 118-pound bracket, getting pinned early in the third round of the consolation finals by Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Laura Dittell. The Falconsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jenny Dittell took second at 118 pounds, losing 8-7 to Natalie Smith of Mount Baker â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the team champions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the finals. The Falcons tallied 20 points to place 15th. Stadium, meanwhile, was led by the second-place finish of Latiana Tauaese at 170 pounds, as she was pinned late in the first round of the final by Mount Bakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jamie Vanderyacht. Teammate Desiray Goodman took fourth in the same bracket, getting pinned by Franklin Pierceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kacie Moorehouse late in the first round of the consolation finals. The Tigers tallied 21 points to finish 14th.

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One could forgive Bellarmine Prep coach Bernie Salazar for wondering how his team would respond without one of his star front court players. Sefo Liufau had missed a good portion of the early part of the season due to the extended run to the football 4A finals, and would miss the Stadium game due to his recruiting visit to the University of Colorado, where he will ply his trade next year on the gridiron for the Buffaloes. And with the Lions and Tigers locked up in a three-team battle for the top of the league standings along with South Kitsap, it added to the drama about to unfold.

But Lucas Meikle would have none of it. The 6-foot-9 forward and Gonzaga commit exploded for 25 of his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 51 points, with 16 coming in the second half, to lead the Lions to an easy 51-33 win over Stadium to give them the undisputed Narrows 4A lead with a 6-1 record. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played pretty solid on defense tonight. It was a great effort all the way around,â&#x20AC;? said Salazar. He singled out guard Marâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;kese Jackson for making life miserable most of the night for Tiger standout Eric Anderson-Connolly, holding him to 11 points. Meikle, who went 8-for-11 from the floor and 8-for-8 from the free-throw line also credited his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defensive effort tonight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had great intensity tonight. From start to finish

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it was a great team effort by all involved,â&#x20AC;? he said. Another big concern that was mitigated was the large Stadium front line consisting of Malik Mayeux, Lucious Brown, and Corey Glackin-Coley, who were held to just 12 points on the night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They did a good job moving their feet, and we could get nothing going on the offensive end tonight,â&#x20AC;? said Stadium head coach Doug Cockeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The Lions, who carried a 14-point lead into the second half, put their foot on the throttle and never took it off as Meikle would hurt them from every imaginable spot, including behind the arc. Nursing a 36-22 lead going into the fourth quarter, the Lions would coast from

there while thoughts would turn to the Jan. 23 showdown against South Kitsap in Port Orchard, with first place on the line again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a good, solid team who will be a load on their home court,â&#x20AC;? Salazar said. Meikle, meanwhile, was more than happy with his offensive output on this night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Shots) felt like they were falling early in the first half, and it put some heat on the Stadium defenders all night.â&#x20AC;? Falling into third place after the loss, Cockeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; put it all into perspective. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did not do a very good job on Meikle tonight, but we have to put this game behind us and go to work preparing for a date with Central Kitsap next Wednesday night at home. It will be a tough test and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to finish strong to get to districts.â&#x20AC;?


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BIG BLOW. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dugan Lawton (left) sends Thomas Allenton stumbling

backward with a big blow during his win at 178 pounds.

standing eight-second count after losing his balance and falling to the canvas. The two looked evenly matched in the second round, when both went into defensive postures. Near the end of the third round Lally ducked several blows aimed at his head and landed some solid body shots on Barbour. Tacoma Boxing Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hector Rendon, a student at Chief Leschi High School, defeated Jorger Lineras by knockout in the opening round on Jan. 18 at Al Davies Boys and Girls Club. He won a hard-fought semi-final bout against Nino Delgato of Alaska Boxing Academy at 132 pounds the following night. In the female 132-pound category, Jen Hamann of Cappyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defeated Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salicia Dillingham, who took a standing eight count during the fight. At 141 pounds, Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nick Jefferson defeated Jag Seehra, a teammate of Lallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on the Inner City team. The last round was action packed, with Jefferson using a flurry of combination punches while Seehra land-

ed some solid head shots. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dugan Lawton was at a disadvantage in height and reach when he faced Thomas Allenton of Spokane Boxing Club at 178 pounds. Lawton got the crowd roaring when he connected with some hooks in the first round. Lawton took some hard shots to the face near the end of the third round. Mustin said Lawton was able to match up with his taller opponent by stepping hard into his jabs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is new at the game. He still has a lot to learn,â&#x20AC;? the coach said of Lawton. In the final bout, Ramel Casablanca of Bremerton defeated Elvis Garcia of Tacoma at 201 pounds. Garcia was named most inspirational boxer of the tournament. Tacoma Boxing Club took the team title. Winners advance to the regional tournament in Las Vegas in March. The national tournament will be later that month in Salt Lake City.

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goal, but it was the middle quarters that were ultimately their undoing in a 60-53 loss to Cleveland at the King Holiday Hoopfest on Jan. 21 at Seattle Pacific University. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year this is the game that sent us home,â&#x20AC;? said Wilson head coach Michelle Birge, referencing the playoff loss last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This game only wakes us up. We have to get better on the close-out. We knew about their forwards ahead of time. We knew about their shooters ahead of time. Unfortunately they had big nights, because we could not get our bodies to do what our minds knew we needed to do.â&#x20AC;? Wilson held Cleveland to just two points through the first five minutes, and Carsen Stanley and Bethany Montgomery hit three-pointers in the first quarter to help launch the Lady Rams to a 17-9 lead. But the Eagles crept back into the game in the second quarter, as Myzhanique Ladd and Makayla Roper hit three-pointers on back-to-back possessions with under two minutes left in the half to give the Eagles their first lead at 27-26. The Eagles went on a 22-5 run that spanned from the middle of the second quarter until late in the third, leading 41-30 when Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kaysha Fox drained a three to bring it back to single digits.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the second and third quarter I thought we did a good job of breaking their pressure, but then we allowed them to resettle in their defense because we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the courage to attack when we needed to attack,â&#x20AC;? Birge said. Cleveland continued to bring offensive and defensive pressure, getting their biggest lead at 56-40 on Laddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s layup with just over five minutes left in the game. Wilson then launched a 13-0 run to get back in it, as Montgomery â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who led the Rams with 18 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; scored seven points during the streak. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really had heart,â&#x20AC;? Montgomery said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew that we could battle back. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re unstoppable when we play together as a team and have that love and support, and we just never give up and fight until the end.â&#x20AC;? Violet Morrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put-back with 52 seconds left cut it to 56-53, and the Rams had several chances to tie it on their next couple possessions. But they could not find the tying basket, and the Eagles were able to salt it away at the free-throw line. Tia Briggs had nine points and 11 rebounds for Wilson, while Morrow had eight points and Fox tallied seven points for the Rams. Roper had a game-high 23 points for Cleveland, while Alexia Mefi had 10 points and Ladd added 10 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think this is good so we know the level we need to be at, and in practice weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just going to try to obtain that level every day,â&#x20AC;? Montgomery said.

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HEALING WORDS. Ron Vignec, left, and Chris Morton follow along as a

woman who knew the victim reads a Bible passage during the ceremony.

body was very disturbing to several children who live in a nearby house. “Think of a moment of your life,” Vignec said. “That is all it took to kill her. Remember how precious we are to God.” The ceremonies begin with a short greeting, in which the name of the victim of that particular site is inserted. Alger asked if anyone present was a relative of Young, who grew up in New York City before moving here. One woman said she was close to Young. She agreed to read Psalm 23. Young was the mother of two young daughters. One was a kindergarten student. A teacher from her school attended, holding flowers purchased by staff. She laid them down where Young’s body was found. Chris Morton, who replaced Alger as executive director of Associated Ministries, noted that the ceremonies are not meant to spark feelings of retribution over the murder. They are meant to help people confront the fears they face during a difficult time. “This is our alley,” Morton declared. “These are our people.” “This neighborhood has been through a whole hell of a lot through the years,” Alger remarked. The events draw people of many faiths.

Reverend Melvin Woodworth of First United Methodist Church blessed water that was sprinkled on the people and the spot where Young’s body was found. Alger said he spoke to a group of Catholic Dominican nuns who were unable to attend because they were attending a retreat that weekend, but would take time to say prayers for Young and her daughters. Near the end of the ceremonies, an opportunity is provided to people who want to share their thoughts about the crime and the person whose life it took. The woman who knew Young, who did not want to give her name to the media, described her as a young girl trying to do her best to move forward in life. Young had recently applied to Tacoma Community College and was accepted, although she was not enrolled in classes. The woman said Young’s relatives in New York City told her they wished they could have been at the ceremony. “She did not deserve to die like this, thrown in an alley like trash.” Near the end of the ceremony, several children on the edge of the crowd were squealing and laughing, no doubt too young to understand the gravity of the situation. Vignec said the squeals were a reminder of the joy of life. “Thank God for that.”

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From the Ground Up, starring Circus Oz, Australia’s National Circus 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma $39 to $129 (253) 591-5894 or


WITH HAMMER AND TONGS. Circus Oz, Australia’s national circus is coming to Tacoma Feb. 1st and 2nd. The troupe features human acrobatic feats set to music and executed with good humor. Gone are the exploitative animal acts and campy trappings of the circus of an earlier era.

By Ernest A. Jasmin


he circus is coming to town, but not the same old boring circus with elephants and cranky, confused lions. Cutting-edge performance troupe Circus Oz – known as Australia’s National Circus – will take over Tacoma’s Pantages Theatre for three big shows on Feb. 1 and 2. Expect a dazzling array of acrobatics, music and humor. Guitarist Carl Polke will be among the dozen or so performers onstage next week. And we rang him at the troupe’s Port Melbourne, Australia headquarters for a little background. TW: This appears to be your first appearance in this market in the United States. What should we expect? Polke: We’ve got a very exciting and fun show for you guys. It’s a circus show with live music of all varying sorts. There’s lots of acrobats entertaining. There’s humor. There’s a little bit of full-on, emotive kind of stuff. I don’t know, all those other words that go with circus – high skills. (He laughs.) It’s a bunch of adults having a bloody good time; that’s what it actually is. TW: So this circus started in 1978. Tell me a bit about its philosophy and what set it apart from what people used to think of as the circus. Polke: When it started it was a collective, to begin with. One of the main things was it was a non-traditional circus in so far as it had no animals. That’s become more of the norm; it’s fairly accepted nowadays. But back then it was quite groundbreaking. It had a political viewpoint, which they represented onstage. The company also strove for sexual equality onstage, as well. The women were strong and weren’t portrayed as, you know, your classic feathered showgirls. And it sort of grew from there. Basically, a lot of the content was, I guess, politi-

cal satire mixed with circus skills. … Not shying away from a political comment is still part of the company, as is representing men and women – as well as all people – equally onstage. TW: The show you are touring with is called “From the Ground Up.” What does that entail? And is there some sort of story line? Polke: There’s no specific story line. There is a bit of what you call a “through line.” At the beginning of the rehearsal time, the artistic director has an overarching concept, which was a construction site for this one. So people start creating material from the floor, which eventually works its way into a show. It is one of those situations where some of the characters don’t quite fit in completely with the work site. But you know, with a little bit of imagination and a little bit of muckin’ around we sort of shoehorn them in there. And it all kind of works. TW: It is obviously pretty physically demanding. What kind of training goes into preparing for a show like this? Polke: All the acrobats and performers, they’ve trained their own skill from an early age. Most of them have done some gymnastics, at least from high school age. Many of them have come from a circus school called the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, which is based in Albury. It’s a circus high school, basically. Other performers have come from various other circus backgrounds. But they’ve all had good training in acrobatics prior to joining Circus Oz. And once you get to that level, you basically do whatever is necessary to maintain your skill levels, fitness wide. There is training every day with a teeterboard, which is a seesaw-like device. What do you guys call it? A teeter totter. … That requires daily training, ‘cause it is quite a dangerous piece of apparatus. Every day they’ll go

through a set routine and people will just warm up their tricks just to get one or two under their belt before they do them onstage. TW: With the band, it looks like not only do you have to concentrate on playing, I have seen a video where you have the drummer swinging above the stage. Polke: Yeah, the drum hull. Beck, the drummer, had an idea of trying to play the drums while flying through the air. And during the rehearsal process (she and) one of the riggers, Chad ... came up with this device. She flies around while everyone’s doing acrobatics around her. One of the beauties of it is that we try not to intentionally hide things. In fact, that act in particular – and another one, the straps act – you see Chad working quite physically to actually create the movement that is going onstage with the rigging. This thing is swinging a bit like a bell. … and Chad is on other end on what would be the bell rope, hauling it back and forth as she swings around. TW: What would you point to as the showstoppers? Polke: Well, there’s a flying trapeze, which is pretty good skill level, and it’s pretty funny at the same time. You know, really we’re Australian; we just like to take the piss out of things. That’s what it comes down to. It’s quite a strong cultural trait that Australians have, not to take anything too seriously. Look, I’ve got to mention the guitar battle with myself and Genoa. Genoa, when she came on board … she happened to mention she placed in the national air guitar championships in Australia. And as soon as I heard that I thought, “Wait a minute. We have to have an air guitar versus a real guitar battle in the show.” So we’ve managed to put that in there. It’s all pretty spectacular. The large opening number is good. And keep your eye open. There might be an occasional kangaroo bouncing by.

THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE ART AT THE MIX The artworks of photographer Jason Graefen and painter Andre Pace are showing at The Mix (635 St. Helens Ave.) through February. Graefen’s work focuses on the parts of nature and life that can be hidden from the eye, whether peaceful and calm or with a flare of dramatics. With a meditative mood in paint, Pace explores topical issues through traces of modern and contemporary art.

actor in history, Asner brings to life FDR’s fireside chats and tours his time in office – including the Depression, the steps leading up to WWII and the war years. For tickets, call the Broadway Center Box Office at (253) 591.5894 or online at


TWO ‘ED ASNER AS FDR’ Seven-time Emmy-winner Ed Asner brings his oneman show “Ed Asner as FDR” on Feb. 8 at the Pantages Theater, 7:30 p.m. The most decorated Emmy-winning

World renowned percussion dance and music group KKOCDOOSEH brings traditional folk art from Siheung, South Korea to Tacoma on Feb. 7. A professional Samulnori group blending traditional rhythms and music for modern, urban audiences, KKOCDOOSEH plays at 7 p.m. at Pantages Theater. Presented by Asia Pacific Cultural Center. $15 tickets

available at Broadway Center, (253) 5915806.

FOUR ‘THE STORMS OF DENALI’ Author and renowned mountaineer Nick O’Connell will give a free reading/slide show from his new mountaineering novel, “The Storms of Denali,” on Jan. 29, 7 p.m. at the Tacoma P u b l i c Library. “The Storms of Denali” is a disaster epic in the tradition of “Into Thin Air” and “The Perfect Storm.” Four young men set out to climb a new route on the PHOTO BY MIKE BARTON)

20,320-foot peak, the highest and coldest summit in North America. They battle avalanches, fierce winds, and mind-numbing cold to ascend a classic new line up the south face. In confronting these obstacles, the group splinters, leading inexorably to tragedy.

FIVE FREE PREVIEW: ‘CIRCUS OZ’ On Jan. 30 at 4:30 p.m., STAR Center (3873 S. 66th St.) will host a free preview of “Circus Oz: From the Ground Up,” playing at Broadway Center. Known as Australia’s National Circus, Circus Oz features the beautiful and the absurd, the downright kooky and breathtakingly brilliant thrills as powerful acrobatics defy gravity, graceful aerial artists win your heart, and knock-about comedy bowls you over and live musicians that energize the whole show. Join this wildly popular company in a glorious rebellion against the generic as they deliver a delightfully ridiculous show generally appropriate for all ages. No tickets are necessary for this free preview, just mark your calendar, load the kids in the car and show up.


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Diverse art reflects the character of a city

By Lisa Kinoshita Special Correspondent

This is the third in a series spotlighting portable artworks recently acquired by the City of Tacoma for the Municipal Art Collection. A diverse selection of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works by 15 regional artists was selected for purchase through 1 percent for art funds. (Parts one and two in this series can be found in the Jan. 4 and Jan. 11 editions of Tacoma Weekly.) Bret Lyon created “Movement No. 39,” part of his Piano Series, after receiving a commission “to make a piece of furniture out of a family’s treasured piano. It was during that process of taking the piano apart that I started experimenting with the interesting innards of the piano.” Reclaimed and recycled material holds a special interest for the artist: “In 2000, I began a series of work using scraps of eliminated items from the process of making art. These same items were then reintroduced into the process from which they were eliminated.” The result: art that is equally or more compelling in its second life than its first. In “Watching the Watcher” by Thomas Stream, a brilliantly colored raptor in an ornate headgear is an allegory for the Aleut hunter. “The Aleut headgear was believed to

have magical powers that could transform the wearer into a mighty hunter. It hid his human identity, and at the same time endowed him with special vision. He could transform himself into an animal to create a bond of intimacy and a relationship with the animal.” Stream said the concept of transformation from human to animal through the magical hat illustrates how the Aleutian people and wild creatures share powerful qualities of strength, sensitivity, playfulness and resourcefulness to thrive in a sometimes-harsh environment. Close observation of the qualities of water and light resulted in Eva Skold Westerlind’s photograph, “Lake Washington 23, Anableps Series.” “The perspective from the surface of the lake and the distorted forms that water and light create fascinate me,” she said. She captured the image of Lake Washington from Denny Park in Seattle. “Anteroom,” an oil-on-canvas by Jennifer Frohwerk, is part of a series exploring the theme of how individuals relate to physical sites undergoing construction. “The female figure is based on [a] friend who modeled for me at her apartment located in the South Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle. She is contemplating the new condo construction across the street. The scaffolding is visible outside the window.”


(Clockwise from upper left) “Watching the Watcher” by Thomas Stream, “Movement No. 39” by Bret Lyon, Eva Skold Westerlind’s photograph, “Lake Washington 23, Anableps Series” and “Anteroom” by Jennifer Frohwerk.

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Gods and critters of classical mythology invade The Gallery at TCC By Dave R. Davison

Ever since the Renaissance, when European civilization rediscovered the art and literature of Greek and Roman classical antiquity, artists have had a wonderful storehouse of stories and images from Greek mythology to draw upon as inspiration for their works. The degree to which classical mythology remains a cultural touchstone to this day is evident in a new exhibit at The Gallery at Tacoma Community College (Building 4). Called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greek and Roman Mythology,â&#x20AC;? the show includes work by many local artists for whom the stories and characters of the myths provide grist for pictorial expression. The classical celebration of the human body is also echoed by many of the artists in the show. Other artists draw upon the treasury of mythology to make a political statement or to find humor. The images and the stories of classical antiquity have by no means lost their potency as cultural currency. Dynamic, fantastic and poignant, Greco-Roman mythology gives us a communally held set of symbols that serve as vehicles for expression by contemporary artists. On her large and lavish canvas, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jupiter and Europa,â&#x20AC;? the accomplished painter Marit Berg uses a contemporary style to depict the story of the abduction of the princess Europa by Zeus/Jupiter who appears in the guise of a bull to carry Europa across the sea to Crete. In Bergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of the scene, Europa is a young woman in a flowing pink gown and Jupiter is a Texas longhorn bull. Europa sits at ease on the back of the bull that stands in a featureless landscape. Seashells on the ground and a wreath of mistletoe in Europaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hair function as fertil-

ity symbols. Karen Benvenisteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photographic triptych â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Friendsâ&#x20AC;? draws upon the fantastical elements of the myths in which humans often magically interact with other creatures. In the photos, a bearded man is seated at a bar between a deer and a mountain goat (taxidermy heads). It looks as though the man, the deer and the goat are having a drink together. It is also a good setup for a joke: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A man, a deer and a goat walk into a barâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? It was through the art of the ancient Greeks that Renaissance artists of Europe returned to a celebration the human body as the repository of beauty. Don Haggerty works from classical (or neo-classical) statures in paintings like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Graces â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a Contemporary Study in Ancient Beauty.â&#x20AC;? Here, Haggerty depicts the trio of female figures from behind, zeroing in on the way their arms intertwine. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own William Turner, known for his abstract and semi-abstract, jazzy excursions, is showing a series of oil paintings called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perseus and Andromeda (after a cartoon by Rubens).â&#x20AC;? Done as quick studies in oil paint, they have a gestural liveliness mixed with areas of marvelous murkiness that is reminiscent of similar studies of the masters done by the likes of a young Paul Cezanne in an earlier century. The ceramic artist Susan Thompson has created a politically charged tableau called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pandoraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Box for the Misogynist.â&#x20AC;? The unglazed, clay head of a cigarette-smoking man looks down upon a Barbie doll that is trapped in one of Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s green, lidded vessels. Slips of paper with words and phrases like â&#x20AC;&#x153;legitimate rapeâ&#x20AC;? are strewn about. The piece is a result of Thompsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;frustration and disgust with the rhetoric of some of the


BULLY. Marit Bergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jupiter and Europaâ&#x20AC;? is a contemporary take on the mythological tale of the abduction of the princess Europa.

candidates during the last election cycle.â&#x20AC;? Dorothy McCuistionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mixed media monotype â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hercules Gets Thumbs Downâ&#x20AC;? is one of the gems of the TCC show. The print shows a figure dressed as the stereotypic pilgrim (symbol of our Puritan heritage) standing before a waving American flag. The pilgrim holds his thumb down (the red hand is wonderfully drawn). Under foot is a little facsimile of Michael Spaffordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twelve Labors of Hercules,â&#x20AC;? a work that was commissioned by the Washington State legislature for their chambers in the 1980s. There was great controversy at the time and the works were covered up due to the supposed sexual nature of some of the images. This is a work that is both humorous and political in its condemnation of censorship. In a lighthearted vein, a number of art-

ists draw upon Greco-Roman myth as a way to pun and poke fun. The master painter David Roholt, for example, has joined together a cluster of rectangular surfaces. Each one depicts an object of Greek art (some of it pre-classical). As a joke, a container of Greek yogurt is fixed to the cluster of panels; made to look as if someone used the painting as a ledge on which to rest the remnants of a casual snack. Space constraints prohibit a discussion of every work included in the show. Presented here is but a small sampling of the works on display. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greek and Roman Mythologyâ&#x20AC;? runs through April 19. A series of artist talks are scheduled to take place at intervals during the course of the show. For further information visit or call (253) 460-4306.

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I can imagine how the script for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Musical of Musicals, The Musicalâ&#x20AC;? came to jump from the heads of its writers to the page and then to the stage. I imagine Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell sitting on some Ikea couch with several bottles of three-buck Chuck and some Papa Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pizza. They talk about their lives and loves in the world of theater and compare their favorite shows. A few dry corks and heavily greased napkins later, they set out to spoof it all. They jot down their thoughts in a spiral bound notebook with a Bic pen that has a feather taped to the back to make it some sort of poor-manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quill. I could be totally wrong about the birth of this show, but my version would explain a lot. It just screams â&#x20AC;&#x153;theater geek,â&#x20AC;? with all of its Broadway references and homages, albeit irreverent, to the Great White Way. Theatergoers might want to bring a scorecard to play a sort of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Waldo?â&#x20AC;? with all the references. Such a game might actually be more entertaining than the play itself. But here it is. Tacoma Musical Playhouse is staging â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Musical of Musicals, The Musical,â&#x20AC;? and while the show is well acted, well directed, well lighted and well sung, it just did not get me to where I wanted to go. The musical parody follows a simple formula. A damsel in distress cannot pay her rent. A goof of sorts plays the hero and the evil landlord demands his payment either in cash or flesh. The story is told five times, one after the other with each retelling taking on the style of a different musical theater icon. The five-scene collection of mini plays takes on the


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Musical of Musicals, The Musicalâ&#x20AC;? takes the same story as told five times through the pens of the biggest names of Broadwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past.

musical stylings of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Kander and Ebb and ends with Andrew Lloyd Webber. For those theater goers not familiar with those names, the composers created all the gold standards of Broadwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;South Pacific,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mame,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Evitaâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chicago.â&#x20AC;? The story plays out with all the actors could bring to the script. And they brought a lot. As always, Elise Campello brought her quirky awesomeness to her role, as did the everjovial Andrew Fry as the stage manager of sorts. The power puncher of the show was Diane Bozzo, who tapped into her

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inner diva for a great nod to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hello Dollyâ&#x20AC;? as well as her anchor and supporting bits throughout the show. Not an actor on the playbill failed to deliver. The show, however, just did not wow when I wanted a wow. I checked my watch twice in the two-hour show, largely because the music was less than memorable and more than a little kitschy. A little parody goes a long way, and two hours of it went far longer than I wanted to spend. And there really was nothing the actors could do to change that. Judging from the snorts and belly rolls from others in the row for the packed matinee showing, others clearly enjoyed themselves. Either that or three women had seizures during the show, because they were full-body laughing at the jokes that just gain my smirk. I could be a theater snob. It has been part of my job to see stage productions for nearly 20 years, after all. There are few shows I have not seen fewer than three or four times, so I was well versed on the musical gags and winks peppered throughout the show. It was not a matter of missing the jokes. I got them. They just were not â&#x20AC;&#x153;laughingâ&#x20AC;? funny. They were simply â&#x20AC;&#x153;grin worthyâ&#x20AC;? and deserving of a charity chuckle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Musical of Musicals, The Musicalâ&#x20AC;? plays at Tacoma Musical Playhouse through Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays with special Saturday matinees on Feb. 2 and 9. Tacoma Musical Playhouse is located at 7116 6th Ave. Ticket prices are $29 for adults; $27 for seniors, students and military; and a $20 Student Rush price is available for all opening weekend performances. For tickets or more information, visit or call (253) 565-6867.


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RIDE! MOTORCYCLING THE NORTHWESTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; History museum pays homage to a great American pastime By Matt Nagle

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no secret, especially among avid bikers, that the Pacific Northwest provides some of the most beautiful scenery in the country that can be best appreciated from the seat of a motorcycle. People travel here from far and wide to experience the winding roads of Mount Rainier, the open spaces east of the mountains and the salty oceanic air along the coast. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder then that Washington State History Museum is presenting a new exhibit this weekend thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about our regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fascination with all things motorcycle, a love affair thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been going strong ever since the early 1900s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ride! Motorcycling the Northwest,â&#x20AC;? opening Jan. 26, features nearly two dozen rare machines on display from 1906 to the 21st century, along with interactive exhibits, videos, movies and events that span the next few months. More than just a visual treat, the exhibit and accompanying events take a deeper look into the artistry and science of motorcycles with

the history of motorcycling itself. Exhibit highlights include a motorcycle owned by Steve McQueen, an early United Parcel Service delivery bike, the discovery of Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first motorcycle, the iconic Seattle Mariner machine and a look at Butte, Montana icon Evel Knievel. Whether rich or poor, young or old, male or female, black or white, those who find themselves drawn to motorcycling come from all walks of life, providing an open opportunity for anyone and everyone to enjoy the thrill of freedom on two wheels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarkable how much the history of motorcycling reflects the Northwestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great themes of cultural diversity, urbanization, conflict and community,â&#x20AC;? said Jennifer Kilmer, director of the Washington State Historical Society. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This exhibit is another lens through which we can study our state and our regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique history, while exciting visitors with the allure of motorcycles and the romanticism of riding the open road.â&#x20AC;? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s planned for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ride! Motorcycling the Northwest.â&#x20AC;?

MOTORCYCLE MOVIES â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fastest Indianâ&#x20AC;? Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. The inspiring true story of New Zealander Burt Munro who set the land-speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967 on a 190 Indian motorcycle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Invention of Motorcycles in the Age of Steamâ&#x20AC;? March 1, 3 p.m. Ride back in time to the late 1800s where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll discover the early days of steam bikes and motoring innovation. It was a time of wild imagination and speculation on transportation of the future. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get to see where motorcycle design and use came from, and where it has taken us today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mouse and the Motorcycleâ&#x20AC;? March 16, 10 a.m. The best-selling book by Beverly Cleary comes to life in live action and dimensional animation. Ralph is not like other mice. He is always looking for a new adventure. Film showing is offered free through a partnership with Click! Network, The Grand Cinema and WSHS. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Great Escapeâ&#x20AC;? March 23, 3 p.m. Steve McQueen and James Garner star in this 1963 classic film based on a true World War II story. Allied POWs plot the escape of hundreds from an â&#x20AC;&#x153;escapeproof â&#x20AC;? camp in Germany. With amazing characters and daring feats â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including McQueenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous motorcycle ride â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this film is great fun for motorcycle and World War II buffs alike.


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26, features nearly two dozen rare machines on display from 1906 to the 21st century.

MOTORCYCLE EVENTS â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rideâ&#x20AC;? Feb. 1, 3 p.m. Join curator Redmond Barnett for a walk and talk through 100 years of motorcycling in the Northwest. Hear stories from the road and get a behindthe-scenes take on developing the Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ride exhibit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World Class Racers: The First and The Best!â&#x20AC;? Feb. 9, 11 a.m. The first Americans to win world motorcycle championships were from Washington. Yakimaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jim Pomeroy was the first of the firsts: first American to win, at the first race of the season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the World Motocross Grand Prix in Spain. Pomeroy won that initial race in 1973 and was the first person to win it in his first ever international race. In 1977 he was the first American to win a motocross at the U.S. 500cc Grand Prix. On his heels, Steve Baker of Bellingham was the first American to win a road racing world championship. He won in 1977 right after winning the prestigious Daytona 200. Shawn McDonald, founder of the Washington State Motorcycle Hall of Fame, will share their stories, display special artifacts of the era, show racing bikes on the museum plaza and highlight these two world racers he knew at the height of their careers. Audience discussion welcome, coffee and snacks served during the presentation in the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activity room.

Motorcycle Rally April 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. An exciting gathering of local motorcycle clubs at the Washington State History Museum to display their machines and share their motorcycling adventures. Watch the riders as they arrive! Participating motorcycle clubs will have information booths on site so you can learn about joining their membership. Presented in partnership with the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. Family Fun Starts in the Dirt April 13, 1 p.m. Why start in the dirt? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the place the whole family can learn to ride together (starting at 6 years old). No experience is necessary and all you need is to be able to balance a pedal bike. Everything you need including a dirt bike, basic safety gear and training is included. Perfect for families and groups with small children. Courses cover responsible riding strategies and good decision making, which combine to prevent injuries. Oh! By the way; plan on getting dirty. Presented by Washington Motorcycle Safety Program. Motorcycle Rally May 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A gathering of local motorcycle clubs at the Washington State History Museum to display their machines and share their motorcycling adventures. Look for a large gathering of clubs from around the region. Presented in partnership with the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Motorcycling: Is it for you?â&#x20AC;? May 11, 1 p.m. Riding a motorcycle is a one-of-akind experience. It is invigorating with a sense of freedom that only a motorcyclist understands. Yet the skills needed for safe riding, combined with the lack of car crash protection and increased risk of injury, can cast doubts on whether you should ride a motorcycle. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re considering joining the group of two-wheel enthusiasts, come get an understanding of the choices and consequences in motorcycling and then decide if riding is for you. Presented by Washington Motorcycle Safety Program. Poker Run Benefit June 1, 10 a.m. Join area riders for a hand of poker and a fun tour of the South Sound for a good cause. Beginning at 10 a.m. at WSHM draw your first card and head out toward Olympia with stops in between and a refreshment break at the historical societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State Capital Museum in Olympia, before you finish up at the Swiss Tavern for your final card. Cost is $10 per rider and $15 for rider and passenger. The rider with the high poker hand will split the proceeds with the history museum. The history museum gift will go toward helping schools pay for field trip buses to the museum during the 2013-14 school year. Supported and organized by the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club in partnership with the WSHS. Special event to benefit the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Field Trip Fund. North American Martyrs Parish


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FRIDAY, JAN. 25 EMERALD QUEEN: 4More (Top 40) 9 p.m.


SCIENTIFIC METHOD. I Like Science features Peter Tietjan on drums, vocals and key bass. Paul Eddy (background) played bass when the band debuted last summer. By Ernest A. Jasmin

Drummers who sing lead vocals are a rare breed. Even rarer are drummers who sing and keep the beat with one hand while playing key bass with the other, a la I Like Science’s Peter Teitjan. But he insists he’s not just showing off. Tietjan first adopted this two-instrument approach – which he’ll put on display when his buzzworthy duo plays Tacoma’s New Frontier Lounge on Jan. 25 – when bassist Paul Eddy couldn’t make it to practice one day. “I plugged in the bass amp, and the key bass sounded great,” Tietjan explained shortly before his shift running the boards at the New Frontier RUST AND BONE (120 MIN R) Fri 1/25: 3:00, 5:45, 8:20 Sat 1/26-Sun 1/27: 12:15, 3, 5:45, 8:20 Mon 1/28: 3:00, 5:45, 8:20 Tue 1/29: 5:45 Wed 1/30-Thu 1/31: 3:00, 5:45, 8:20 HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (94 MIN, R) Fri 1/25: 2:05, 4:15, 6:50 Sat 1/26: 11:45am, 2:05, 4:15, 6:50 Sun 1/27: 11:45am, 2:05, 4:15, 6:50, 9:00 Mon 1/28-Thu 1/31: 2:05, 4:15, 6:50, 9:00

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last week. He and guitarist Doug Morse were hooked and even contemplated adding more keys to the mix, despite their lack of personnel. “I’ve done it at practice a little bit, have some bass goin’ and top keys and kick drum,” he said. “But it’s so showboaty, I just don’t wanna do it. It looks a little ridiculous.” Laughing, Morse agreed. “It does look a little ridiculous – singing and playing two keyboards.” (Hey, tell that to Tori Amos.) Tietjan is best known as the singer, drummer and primary songwriter for Umber Sleeping, the popular Tacoma synth-pop band he started a decade ago. Morse played with that band for roughly half its run. And I Like Science is Umber’s latest permutation, following a brief period when the group was renamed Follow the Kites, to reflect a new lineup and a change in musical direction, in 2010. Tietjan and Morse started playing as I Like Science, initially with Eddy, last summer. Like Umber Sleeping, the new band’s reverb-drenched jams compellingly bridge the gap between space rock and new wave. But stripping down to a lean two-piece has forced Tietjan and Morse to collaborate in inventive new ways.

“It’s an instrumentation change and an era change and a quality change,” Tietjan explained. “Having to play with one arm has affected the style of drumming a little bit,” he said. “I still have a looping pedal where I’ll pull up a couple of things, and then I’ll be able to have some fun for a minute. But, for the most part, it’s a little more four on the floor, a little straighter beats.” “And in the past couple years, I’ve gotten attached to my whammy bar and just delved into surf music. So that’s come out more recently,” Morse said. “The necessity of two people having to fill up the sound has kind of forced us out of our comfort zone to create some cool music.” The duo plans to head into the studio soon and hit the road this spring. “We’re going to start recording an album now, basically – like a full-length,” Tiejen said. “And then maybe a bunch of tape EPs,” he added, citing the recent hipster revival of cassette collecting. Joining I Like Science on Friday night’s bill are Battersea, Oh Dear and the Glass Elevators. Music will start after 8 p.m., and cover is $8. The New Frontier is located at 301 E. 25th St., in Tacoma. (253) 572-4020 or www. for further details.

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ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. BACKSTAGE: Blink 182 and Soundgarden tribute NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. SPAR: Rod Cook & Toast (Blues) 7 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Triggerhand, 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Remedy (Rock jam) 7 p.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 28 BACKSTAGE: Stript, Common Ground, Letzter Geist, Audentia (Rock) 9 p.m. C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz (Jazz) 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Tumbling Dice (Rolling Stones tribute) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Junkyard Jane (Blues) 8 p.m., $8 LOUIE G’S: Fail Safe Project, December In Red, Amadon (Rock) 8 p.m., $5, AA MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Glass Elevator, I Like Science, Oh Dear, 8 p.m. PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt, Sleepy Pilot (Rock) 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Rumble Underground, 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Digital Chemistry, Far From Genuine, 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

STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino (Blues jam)

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (Blues) 9 p.m., NC SWISS: Jerry Miller (Blues) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Bill Pease, Paul Buck, Chris Gartland (Blues) 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 29 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m.


C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz (Jazz) 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Tumbling Dice (Rolling Stones tribute) 9 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: 4More (Top 40) 9 p.m. JAZZBONES: Randy Hansen (Jimi Hendrix tribute) Ape Machine, 8 p.m., $10 NEW FRONTIER: Not From Brooklyn, 8 p.m. SPAR: Red, Just Plain, 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Blues Cousins (Blues) 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Jack On, 9 p.m. SWISS: Space Band, 9 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

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


BACKSTAGE: (Rock jam) 9 p.m. DAVE’S OF MILTON: Rubber Band (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Jam session) 8 p.m. GIBSON’S (STADIUM DISTRICT): Ephraim Richardson (Open mic) 7 p.m. STONEGATE: N.M.W.P. (Rock jam) 8:30 p.m., NC

THURSDAY, JAN. 31 STONEGATE: Billy Stoops, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY, JAN. 27 DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC BACKSTAGE: Common Ground (Classic rock) DAVE’S OF MILTON: Powercell (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock jam) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

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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.


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. S.E. in Orting. Sponsored by the Opportunity Center of Orting, meal served by the Espresso Drama Youth Theatre. Cost is by donation only. The meal consists of pancakes, eggs, hash browns, coffee, juice, and of course groundhog (either road kill or hibernating)! Info: (360) 893-2740 or espressodra- or calling (253) 922-5317.

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.

TUES., JAN. 29

CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH DAY HAPPENINGS – The Pierce County Dental Society is proud to sponsor its 22nd annual children’s dental health day to celebrate national Dental Health Month. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the JC Penney court in Tacoma Mall, located at 4502 S. Steele St. All children are welcome, from infants to 18 years old, and each will receive free dental screenings, fluoride varnish applications, mouth guards, free gifts and more. Info: (253) 274-9722.

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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. 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.

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AUTHOR BOOK READING ETC – Author/climber Nicholas O’Connell will speak at Tacoma’s Main Library at 7 p.m., about his latest adventure novel. In “The Storms of Denali,” a novel of adventure, adversity and ambition by this renowned mountaineer and writer, four men set out to conquer Denali’s peak. Among the sharply drawn team members is narrator John Walker, a family man trying to choose between domestic stability and mountaineering’s uncertain glory. In the course of their ascent the group battles avalanches, fierce winds and mind-numbing cold before it splinters, leading inexorably to tragedy. O’Connell, an avid climber, will be at Tacoma’s downtown Main Library, located at 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., for a free book talk and signing. Books will be available for purchase and signing. More information is available at www.tacomapubliclibrary. org.

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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.tacomabootcamps. com. Here is to an early spring!

WED., FEB. 13 PUYALLUP RIVER WATERSHED CLEANUP EFFORTS ETC – University of Washington-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 Bou-

levard. 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

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

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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

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

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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 10-11. 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. Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies, a QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RIIHUV HTXLQH DVsisted services to differentlyabled 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 253-9617277 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, 253-5711887. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you enjoy helping toddlers learn, you can help us! Seeking retired or experienced volunteers to assist in expanding our capacity and

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Meals on Wheels at Federal Way Senior Center seeks morning volunteers: One Co-coordinator, Friday and Monday; two Callers, Monday; three Packers, Wednesday; two Drivers, Thursday. To learn more, call 206-727-6250. Be a Big Brother! Becoming a Big is a fun and easy way to volunteer in your community and make a BIG difference in the life of a child. There are several program 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. INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x153;MEMORY COMMUNITYâ&#x20AC;? What It Is: We are MemoU\ &RPPXQLW\ D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W corporation). 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 WR YROXQWHHU IRU Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ WKHLU story! â&#x20AC;˘ At most two days of work during daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release Form signing Day  Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LGHDOO\ ZUDSSHG within half a day What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you to talk about in the Ă&#x20AC;OP 8VH  PLQXWHV RU VR 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 Or call Deyung at 253-858-2445 for schedulLQJ D PHHWLQJ 7KH Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ is free, but donations are appreciated to help the project continue.* Donate time and receive free groceries. Volunteers needed with skills in management, organization, clerical, food handling, warehousing, maintenance etc. and receive free 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

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VOLUNTEERS Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to help with special mailings. Call Janice Hutchins at 6272175. The Greater Federal Way Orchid Society invites you anyone who is interested in learning about growing orchids - to attend their monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month except July, August & December. We gather at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm and ends before 9:00pm. Held at Kloshe Illahee Lodge at 2500 S. 370th. This is East of Enchanted Parkway in Federal Way,

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u2 Master suites each w/unobstructed VIEW, personal deck, private bath, walk-in closet & adjoining office uHome theater with 109â&#x20AC;? screen, overhead projector, surround sound & wet bar uBeautifully landscaped grounds, separate play area and easy-care exterior



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Discovery Place 6409 6th Ave,Tacoma $2,499,000 28,989 sq ft Mall. Majority Leased 253-752-9742

Awesome Condo W/View $2600

1515 Dock St #612

2br 2 bath 1,890 sf 253-752-9742

Broadway Center 206 Broadway Ave E,Seattle $1,450,000 Small Center 199,881 NOI On Land lease 253 228 0444

Spanaway Duplex

$1025 1518 148th St Ct S 2br 1.5 bath 1300 sf 253.752.9742

Tacoma (253) 752-9742 Kent



$1,700,000 We look forward to seeing you at the open house this weekend. Or call Margo to schedule a private viewing.

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6925 Hillgrove Lane SW, $335,000

Coldwell Banker Bain

6th Ave Commercial Space


ZLWK VSDFH IRU Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJ DQ additional rec/family room! Private, fully fenced back yard with mature landscaping and a sprinkler system! Really great house. Come see! MLS# 391728 Call Pam Lindgren 253 691-0461 for more info or for a private showing! Better Properties N. Proctor

Timeless, classic beauty w/ upgrades galore, sits on estate like lawn w/ lovely landscaping. W/ 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths, this gorgeous home beckons you ZFKDUP HDV\Ă RRUSODQ3LFN\RXUPDVWHU EHGURRPRQHRQWKHPDLQĂ RRURUWDNHWKH one upstairs- the choice is yours. Huge 2 car garage w/ additional shop area- very appealing to some; spacious living room, dining room & sweet kitchen appeal to all. Newer windows, heat pump & A/C. Rumored to have once been owned by the Rockefellers... MLS# 224641 Shannon Agent Extraordinaire 253-691-1800 or shannonsells Better Properties North Proctor

Margo Hass Klein

S&S Retail Center & Business Park $1,199,900 14113-14125 Pacific Ave Building SqFt: 22,578 253-752-9742


Classic Brick home in amazing condition with 3 bedrooms and 1.75 baths. Living rm. with newer pellet stove to keep you warm in the winter months! Retro kitchen w/newer appliances and eating nook, separate dining rm. and beautiful hardwoods!  PDLQ Ă RRU EHGURRPV DQG a full bath. Basement has 1 bedroom and 3/4 bath

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Lakewood Office Gross Leases. 1290 to 1550 Sq Ft. Good Parking. Prestigious Gravelly Lake Dr. 253-752-9742

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Lakewood. $495/month 1 Bedroom Apts.. Laundry on site. Quiet Area. Good Parking. Most units, no stairs. Water, Sewer & Garbage included. Call Manager (253) 983-9383 HOME FOR RENT in Spanaway. Tri Level, 3 bedroom, family room, lg. living, lg. deck, double car garage, lg. fenced yard. $1150/month. 253.219.6749

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