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turnout was much greater than expected. By Steve Dunkelberger

Community members, environment watchers and union workers filled the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center last Thursday during the first public meeting concerning the proposed methanol plant in the works for the former Kaiser Aluminum plant site on the Tacoma Tideflats. The 400-seat convention hall was filled about an hour before the meeting even started, prompting meeting organizers to open a second room nearby for people who were turned away from the primary room after Tacoma Fire Department officials determined it was at capacity. That room then quickly filled as well, sending more people into

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loCal. (Top) Along with the Feed4more program, Whole Foods also gave 5 percent of their total sales from Jan. 13 to

the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Education Program. (Bottom) Whole Foodsʼ philosophy involves connecting with the community to see what their needs are, and tailoring their donation efforts to suit them. By Derek Shuck


his past holiday season, Chambers Bay Whole Foods Market partnered with the community to donate nearly $8,000 to the Emergency Food Network. The funds support EFN’s hunger relief initiatives in Pierce County by providing greater access to nutritious food and healthy eating education. EFN has been serving Pierce County since 1982. In 2014, the organization distributed more than 15.2 million pounds of food to the programs it serves. “Our partnership with [Whole Foods] is so impor-

“Our success comes from the people of Pierce County. It’s a friendly area, a friendly town, and our customer service team is great with connecting with them. Every dollar comes from the community team members here, our customers” – kimberly halinen, Whole Foods market, Chambers bay

tant. Since 2008 the need has gone up 71 percent in Pierce County. We’re not seeing a significant increase in numbers going to the food bank, but there was an increase in how often people went there. More and more people are underemployed and they can’t just make it all month and so are relying on partner pro-



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grams to make it through the month. Over 50 percent of visitors are working families with children and senior citizens,” said EFN Executive Director Helen McGovern-Pilant. Whole Foods raised the money through the Feed4more campaign that encourages customers to donate to a local organization.


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“Feed4more is our annual holiday fundraising campaign. We ask customers for two weeks to donate to a chosen organization. Every year we have a food access partner and we understand the importance of a meal, a healthy meal. Families are one of our core priorities and we were able to give the Pierce County Emergency Food Network almost $8,000 this holiday season,” said Whole Foods Marketing Associate Coordinator Leah Abell. Whole Foods employee Kimberly Halinen believes it’s the people of Pierce County and University Place that allows Whole Foods to be successful in its fund raising efforts. “Our success comes from

determination. Step by Step

Executive Director Krista Linden worked tirelessly over the past year to raise funds to purchase part of the Van Lierop Bulb Farm in East Puyallup. By Derek Shuck

For nearly a century, the Van Lierop Bulb Farm in east Puyallup has brought light to people’s lives through the sale of various bulbs, everything from daffodils to tulips. Now, the farm will foster a different sort of brightness in people’s lives thanks to a partnership between the City of Puyallup and non-profit organization Step by Step. For the past year, Step by Step has been trying to raise $1.6 million to acquire the farm. The City of Puyallup stepped in to partner and purchase the 24 acres of land. Puyallup will develop most of the land into a future park, while selling six acres to Step by Step for $1.25 million.

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N 5th and Sheridan Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the residents know it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the council’s “pothole initiative.” In 2010, routine maintenance by Tacoma’s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of roads riddled with holes, and continue those efforts. While that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up – or return – each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the city’s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Town’s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.

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Bulletin Board RECORD-BREAKING YEAR AT SPRINKER RECREATION CENTER The Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department announced that the Sprinker Recreation Center experienced record-breaking attendance and revenue in 2015. Parks and Recreation has worked diligently to improve Sprinker and the facility has experienced growth across the board since 2010. All revenue from ice skating increased by 30 percent and public skating attendance rose by 29 percent. Youth and adult ice hockey participation grew by a noteworthy 68 percent and figure skating attendance increased by 31 percent. The facility earned a total of $944,369 in 2015, a 13 percent increase since 2010. “The success we experienced in 2015 is directly related to the newly renovated ice rink,” said Pierce County Parks and Recreation Director Tony Tipton. “Thanks to the county-funded improvements, we can now offer more quality programs to meet the needs of our community.” The Parks and Recreation Department continues to expand classes and activities offered at Sprinker. To find out more about the facility’s growth, contact Kyle Wintermute at or Tony Tipton at DESTINY CITY FILM FESTIVAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS The third annual Destiny City Film Festival is scheduled to take place Aug. 26-27 at the historic Blue Mouse Theater in Tacoma and we’re turning to our community to find film reviewers and script readers to help us find the best independent works to celebrate at the 2016 fest. DCFF is a homegrown, true-Tacoma event, inspired by our city’s nickname – The City of Destiny – and built to showcase the best independent films and stories from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Film reviewers will receive submissions via secure online screener, and script readers will receive PDF submissions via email. The amount of submissions you review is up to you. All reviewers will receive shout outs on the festival website, in the official program, and on-screen during the pre-film slideshow; plus – you’ll receive tickets to the festival, which is an opportunity to watch great films, network and connect with our community. Please contact us if you are interested in participating. Visit to learn more about the festival. Connect with us at and on Twitter @DestinyCityFF. HERITAGE ORGANIZATION PROFESSIONALS INVITED TO MIXER The City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office invites professionals and volunteers in heritage-related fields and organizations to a no-host lunch mixer on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 12:30 p.m. at Elemental Pizza (1702 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma). This mixer will follow the Heritage League of Pierce County’s annual meeting, and is being used to encourage networking and collaboration between local heritage organizations and the Historic Preservation Office. It will also provide an opportunity for attendees to share their 2016 programming. “We’ve been seeing a stronger relationship between the local heritage and arts organizations,” said Historic Preservation Coordinator Lauren Hoogkamer. “We really want those relationships to grow so we can work together to raise awareness for Tacoma’s history and culture.” To RSVP or for more information about this free event contact Lauren Hoogkamer at lhoogkamer@cityoftacoma. org or call (253) 591-5254. ISIS, TERRORISM, REFUGEES: WHAT ARE WE TO DO? Phyllis Bennis is one of those people you see on CNN when hell has broken loose somewhere in the Middle East, or on the Sunday morning news shows, or on the PBS Newshour when they want to spend a few minutes digging into the background – and the why’s and wherefores and relationships – of this or that situation or event. Bennis will be in Western Washington the first week of February, speaking at the University Place Library on Thursday night, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. on the subject “ISIS, Terrorism, Refugees: What Are We To Do?” Also a writer (NY Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and others), her most recent book is “Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer.” Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton and former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, writes: “Bennis provides an authoritative introduction to all that is now known about ISIS. It is more than a ‘primer,’ offering an indispensable account of the complex turmoil afflicting the Middle East.” In her current talks, she goes through the intersecting crises of terrorism, war, and refugees, and then looks at the failure of the current U.S. military strategy, the reasons for Obama’s edition of the ‘global war on terror,’ the origins of ISIS and links to the Iraq war, the refugee/racism crises, and additional options for US policy on Syria and ISIS. The University Place Library is located at 3609 Market Pl. W #100, University Place, 98466. (on Bridgeport between South 35th and South 37th, close to Whole Foods). This event is sponsored by the Tacoma chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace. For more information, write to CITY OF DESTINY AWARDS NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED Nominations for the City of Tacoma’s annual City of Destiny Awards, which spotlights exceptional volunteers who have worked to drive Tacoma forward, are being accepted now through Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Eligibility requirements for each of the award categories are available on the current nomination form, which is available in hard copy at the various Tacoma Public Library branches and the TacomaFIRST 311 Customer Support Center (Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., 2nd Floor). The current nomination form, and additional details about the City of Destiny Awards, is also available at AUTHOR OF ‘THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN’ TO SPEAK IN TACOMA “I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It’s not as easy as it looks.” So begins Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Medal winning story of a gorilla who spent 27 years of his life in a cage at a circus-themed mall in Washington state. Applegate will be speaking about her book at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the downtown Main Library’s Olympic

Room (1102 Tacoma Ave. S.). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the free event. Based on the true story of the B & I Circus Store’s gorilla, “The One and Only Ivan” is not the tragic tale of despair that is could have been. Rather, it is about love and the power of one individual to make monumental changes. Resigned to his fate, Ivan spends his days thinking about art and painting pictures. Everything changes however, when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives. Ivan resolves to save the baby elephant from a lifetime in captivity. Using art as his only tool, he creates a new and better reality for her, and unwittingly for himself too. “Ivan and Kinyani were real gorillas – and so, by the way, was Jambo, whose story is recounted in the book,” explained Applegate “But all other characters and situations in the novel are entirely the product of my imagination. When I started to write about the grim facts of Ivan’s solitary existence, a new tale slowly began to take shape. At least on the page, where anything is possible, I wanted to give Ivan (even while captive behind the walls of his tiny cage) a voice of his own and a story to tell. I wanted to give him someone to protect, and the chance to be the mighty silverback he was always meant to be.” The author’s research for the book brought her into contact with the Tacoma Public Library’s photography archives. “We exchanged email with the author as she searched her way through our online photography database,” explained Jean Fisher of the Library’s Northwest Room staff. Eventually, said Fisher, she made a trip to Tacoma and spent time going through the library’s clippings file – reading news stories about Ivan and the B & I Circus Store. Katherine Applegate’s many books include the Roscoe Riley Rules chapter book series, the picture book “The Buffalo Storm,” and the award-winning novel “Home of the Brave.” With her husband, Michael Grant, she wrote the hugely popular series “Animorphs,” which has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Note: How Applegate ended up speaking in Tacoma is a story of itself. Last year’s 90 Second Newbery Film Festival featured a Minecraft retelling of “The One and Only Ivan.” The film, made by Duncan, Zavier, and Sebastian Killon and Louise and Jaek Andersen (spelling is correct on Jaek) came to Katherine Applegate’s attention. She liked it so much she tweeted about it. Seeing the Twitter message, the library tweeted her back and invited her to come to Tacoma, meet the young filmmakers and talk about her book. She happily accepted.

QUINLAN SEEKS SUPERIOR COURT POSITION Thomas P. Quinlan, who recently served as president of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, has declared his candidacy for Pierce County Superior Court Judge. In his announcement, Quinlan discussed his ethic of service as his motivation to run. Said Quinlan: “In both my personal and professional life, I strive to give back to and serve the community-to make a difference in people’s lives. That’s what drove me to be commissioned in the Army and serve as a Judge Advocate; and, it is why I enjoy my pro bono legal work with a non-profit charity that protects child victims of trafficking and abandonment. A Judge with diverse experience that is fair and transparent is critical to the Superior Court and our community. That is why I’m running.” Quinlan has practiced law in Pierce County for nearly 25 years, and has experience in all matters heard by a Superior Court judges. He is widely acclaimed by his colleagues for his integrity, professionalism and knowledge of the law. In fact, when attorneys and judges need legal representation, Tom Quinlan is regularly the person they trust. Quinlan’s judicial temperament has already earned him appointment as a Commissioner pro tem on the Pierce County Superior Court, as well as pro tem in municipal court judgeships in Pierce County. He brings diversity of experience and balance to the position, having worked on both criminal and civil matters, including prosecuting crimes in the military. Along with his announcement, Quinlan released a list of Judges, community leaders and attorneys who have already endorsed his campaign. Endorsing Quinlan, Washington Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Charles W. Johnson wrote: “Tom has the distinction of having had a diverse law practice, with exceptional practical experience in all matters that are routinely addressed by the Superior Court. He has a broad base of knowledge of the law and rules of evidence and procedure. These experiences make him uniquely qualified to serve the community as a Superior Court Judge.” Some of his supporters include: County Councilmembers Derek Young, Rick Talbert, and Doug Richardson, State Representative David Sawyer and former Councilmember Stan Flemming, among many others. Tom has three adult children; he and his wife Susan live in Gig Harbor. They are both active in the community through environmental stewardship programs and charitable organizations, such as South Sound CARE, which helps fund research to cure cancer. APPLICANTS NEEDED FOR CITIZEN POLICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE Tacoma City Council is looking to fill two at-large positions on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee. The committee is an advisory panel to the City Council as it pertains to Tacoma Police Department policy. The committee is responsible for conducting policy review; reviewing trends in complaint investigation and statistical reports; and engaging in community outreach. Members of the committee are recommended by the Public Safety, Human Services & Education Committee and appointed by the City Council. The committee consists of 11 members, one member from each City Council district, five members from the general community and one youth member. No less than 40 percent of its members will be individuals representing traditionally underrepresented communities. Qualified applicants will be residents of Tacoma, not hold any other elected public office, not currently serve as a member of the Tacoma Police Department, or be an immediate family member of a department employee. Women, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, persons of color and immigrants are encouraged to apply. For information on the Citizen Police Advisory Committee, please visit police_advisory_committee or contact India Adams in the City Manager’s Office at (253) 591-5142. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, Feb. 12. Application information is available at or by contacting Amanda Punsalan at (253) 591-5178, servetacoma@, or in the City Clerk's Office, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Room 11 in Tacoma.

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suspecTs wanTed in puyallup robbery and assaulT

A man decided to party a little too hard at a local movie theater with a Four Loko and caused an accident on Jan. 10. After sneaking in the alcoholic drink to a film, the movie wrapped up a little quicker then the man wanted and he decided to chug the rest of the drink before driving home to Renton. Unfortunately, the man’s reflexes weren’t exactly in top shape and he caused a three-car collision at South Hosmer Street. No one was harmed and the man was transferred to Pierce County Jail where he was tested and booked for driving under the influence.

By David Rose Correspondent

Pierce County detectives are trying to identify four theft suspects at a Walmart in Puyallup. One of them bit and strangled employees during his escape. It happened just a few days before DAVID ROSE Christmas. Detectives say there were four crooks in all, but only three of them were caught on camera. “Four people went in. Two stole video games and two stole drones. They all left the store with the stolen electronics. One of the suspects was so brazen that he took the stolen property that he’d already left the store with, went back in the store with it, stole some more items and then tried to return the items that he’d previously stolen at the return counter for cash. That’s when security people recognized him, went and confronted him.

He bit and kicked and fought his way out of the store and was able to get away. That’s why we want to catch these guys because he physically assaulted multiple employees and he’s working with a group of people and so they’re probably out doing some type of thievery on a daily basis,” said Det. Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office. Detectives think the assault suspect is

in his 20s, about 6’0” and weighs around 200 pounds. The second suspect in white was seen on camera twice wearing different clothes. The third suspect had on a colorful hoodie. If you can tell detectives any of these theft suspects’ names, call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1 (800) 222TIPS (8477). There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading their arrest.

Tacoma serial home burglar pleads guilTy

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Michael Leair pleaded guilty to six counts of residential burglary in Pierce County Superior Court Monday morning. He was sentenced to 84 months in prison. Tips to Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County from a “Washington's Most Wanted” viewer helped police catch him after Leair was seen leaving a pawn shop last October. Tacoma police say Leair forced his way into houses between July 23 and Sept. 22 last year. “We do know that he is considered violent. In one of the burglaries, he was able to steal many guns,” said Tacoma police spokesperson Loretta Cool. Surveillance video showed him breaking into an elderly East Tacoma couple's home on Sept. 19 where he stole jewelry. “I had a pearl necklace and bracelet and earrings that my husband gave me when

Ever thought about speaking at City Council but not sure where to start? Or have something to say but not sure which elected body to say it to? Join Downtown On the Go for a casual conversation about the basics on Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. Share stories, hear tips & tricks, and then Councilmember Ryan Mello will join for the second half to hear from the other side of the process. There will be an opportunity to attend a City Council meeting after the event at 5 p.m. There are many upcoming opportunities throughout the region to share your ideas and opinions. Whether you’re interested in advocating for buses, bikes, or a more walkable city, you’ll learn something at this workshop. This will also be an opportunity to meet other civically engaged people in Tacoma and potentially collaborate and connect on issues that are important to you! The workshop is free and

we got married, and then a lot of sentimental things that I’ve received over the years from my children and things like that,” said the woman who lives there, but asked not to be named. “We are working hard with law enforcement to stop repeat burglars. He is part of the 10 percent who are causing 90 percent of the thefts,” said Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

open to the public. The conversation will take place at Tully’s Downtown, 764 Broadway, and is accessible by Pierce Transit routes 1, 3, 11, 13, 14, 16, 45 and 57 and the Free Tacoma Link. On-street bike parking is available. For details and to RSVP visit the Facebook event. Downtown On the Go is the transportation advocate and resource for anyone whose daily life is downtown. Part of our mission is to advocate for transportation choices and land use policies that promote a vibrant and integrated downtown. This is the first event in a reoccurring series in collaboration with Forever Green Trails. Thanks to the Puyallup Watershed Initiative for sponsoring the 2016 Advocacy series. Find Downtown On the Go at or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you’re going to loiter with your lady for a while, be sure both of you have clear warrants. A couple just kind of hanging out at an MLK Jr. Way convenience store on Jan. 13 got the cops called on them when the owners noticed the fogged-up car and didn’t like the implication. The officer approached the car to tell them to move along and made contact with the couple inside, who had no explanation as to why they were at the location. The officer then chose to perform a routine records check and found that the female passenger in the car had a warrant out for her arrest; she was then transferred to Pierce County Jail. Compiled by Derek Shuck

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SucceSS bringS AccolAdeS in retooled School diStrict Tacoma schools are on a roll. One of its teachers is on the short list for this year’s title of the nation’s Educator of the Year. Superintendent Carla Santorno is on even a shorter list for the nation’s Women in School Leadership award. Graduation rates are at a all-time high and school buildings around the district are being renovated thanks to levy and bond voters who like what they see in their public schools. The district is currently undergoing the largest construction boom in its history thanks to voter support. Ponder for a minute how much the district has transformed in recent years. Just five years ago, the district had a high school graduation rate of just about 55 percent. The eighth graders in that year are now set to get their diplomas at a rate of more than 80 percent, not only the highest graduation rate in the district since rates were tracked but one that is higher than the state average by a full 5 percentage points. Even beyond those numbers are the success stories at each grade level leading up to graduation and even the rate of post-graduation entrances into college or trade school programs. The “education gap� between students of low-income families and minorities and students from more affluent families is either narrowing or absent altogether. And there is more success to come, since the goal is to have a graduation rate of 85 percent by 2020. But the successes go beyond statistics on a spreadsheet. Lincoln High School Advanced Placement government teacher Nathan Gibbs-Bowling was named as Washington State Educator of the year and is now one of four finalists around the nation for America’s top teacher honors that will be announced in April at a ceremony at the White House. He is not alone in gaining national attention. Just this month Santorno was named as one of two finalists for the Women in School Leadership awarded by the American Association of School Administrators for her efforts to draw together partnerships to improve education and find innovative ways to increase student learning. The district, for example, started a program called the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative in collaboration with the University of Washington Tacoma’s Center for Strong Schools to use data and student to celebrate good student behavior and find solutions to the root causes of disruptive behavior. Student discipline cases have since dropped. None of these changes happen without work from everyone in the community driven to educating our children. Let’s keep the successes coming by continuing that involvement.

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By Winslow Myers

The shock of President John Kennedy’s assassination back in 1963 on my impressionable 21-year-old mind led me to the usual articles, fictional films, and documentaries about who did it and why. Did Oswald act alone? Was there something on the grassy knoll? More than 50 years later, definitive answers are as elusive as ever. Then in 1968 we lost both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. Again, conspiracy theories became legion, but nothing has ever been nailed down. John Kennedy’s mysterious death began decades of mistrust between citizens and government, intensified by evasions and outright lies on the part of many subsequent U.S. administrations – Johnson with the Gulf of Tonkin fabrication, Nixon with Watergate lies, the Pentagon Papers, the lies that led us to invade Iraq in 2003, to the realization that a gigantic secret bureaucracy is trawling who we email and telephone. Our leaders often urge us to become civically engaged beyond mere voting, as Obama did in his latest State of the Union address. But there has been a divisive tension between a presumed need for secrecy and an informed citizenry – a tension that encourages conspiracy theory at its most paranoid. A further grave wound to our civil cohesion came on September 11, 2001. The dust had barely settled before the conspiracy theorists were once again hard at work. Such theories, considered far-fetched by most Americans, gained some traction by way of the Bush administration’s perverse response to 9/11. While 15 of the conspirators who brought down the twin towers were Saudi, George W. Bush and colleagues began to beat the drums for an invasion of – Iraq. Like millions around the world, I

could see no connection to 9/11 and no good reasons for war. Aluminum tubes? Uranium in Niger? Weapons of mass destruction? Saddam was bin Laden’s buddy? The evidence seemed flimsy. But the U.S. attacked anyway, cobbling together a “coalition of the willing� to employ “shock and awe.� The result was the greatest foreign policy disaster in our country’s history. The Iraqis didn’t greet us as liberators. There were no weapons of mass destruction. Every rationale the cocksure Bush administration gave for the invasion has been proven bogus. And the blowback, all the way forward to the contemporary rise of ISIS, is still unfolding. Though it was obvious that what Bush and Cheney told us about Iraq wasn’t true, when the 9/11 Commission Report was published in 2004, I registered the gravitas of the Commission members and accepted their findings. However, at the urging of a friend in the construction business, I recently watched the 15 minute film narrated by Ed Asner, about one huge loose end in the events of 9/11: the collapse of World Trade Center Building No. 7. Leaving conspiracy aside, the hard facts are very troubling. Everyone remembers the horror of the twin towers collapsing on the morning of 9/11 shortly after being struck by two hijacked planes. But a third skyscraper, Building 7, collapsed at 5:20 that afternoon. The impact of the two jet airplanes and the large quantities of burning fuel were given as the reason for the fall of the twin towers, but there was no airplane or jet fuel involved in Building 7’s collapse. Strangely enough, the 9/11 Commission Report published in 2004 didn’t even mention Building 7. A 47-story building collapsed straight down into its own footprint for no apparent reason, and there wasn’t a word about it

in the initial 9/11 official story. Finally, after loud protests, the government produced a lengthy report in 2008 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that claimed office fires were responsible for the collapse of Building 7. The 2,000 architects and engineers of AE9/11Truth, however, don’t buy the NIST explanation. In the Asner film, some of these experts in their respective fields present credible explanations in the areas of structural steel, demolition, fire fighting, fire protection, metallurgy and explosives. Their evidence is overwhelming that the building came down in a controlled demolition. As someone who would prefer to avoid conspiracy theory, I find it congenial to stay with the established scientific facts. I’d like to see experts on opposing sides of the issue go toe-to-toe and argue openly about who is right. The issues are based in established principles of science and engineering. It shouldn’t be that hard to determine the truth. Pondering the implications of the collapse of Building 7 ought to remain a separate step altogether, avoiding the temptation to wonder about inside jobs, Al Qaeda, and all the other suspicions native to our experience of deception from whatever quarter. But if a further step leads downward into that darkness, it will be easier to face it armed with the truth about how the collapse actually occurred. Kudos to those persistent architects and engineers calling for a new independent investigation of what happened to World Trade Center Building No. 7. Winslow Myers, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is the author of “Living Beyond War: A Citizen’s Guide.� He also serves on the Advisory Board of the War Preventive Initiative.

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By Don C. Brunell

In 2001, Boeing shocked state and local leaders announcing it was relocating its headquarters to Chicago. Suddenly, the company with its deep roots in our Puget Sound region was housed on the shores of Lake Michigan. That move coupled with Boeing’s worldwide search for sites to build its next generation of commercial airplanes prompted then Gov. Gary Locke (D) to form a competitiveness council. Its mission was to recommend ways to improve our state’s competitiveness primarily so Boeing’s production and jobs would remain here. Some legislative and regulatory changes prompted by council landed the majority of the 787 production here. However, Boeing now has a second “Dreamliner� assembly line in South Carolina signaling that Washington is in stiff competition with the rest of the world for lucrative aerospace jobs and production. Fast forward to 2016 and you can imagine the tremors shaking Connecticut these days with General Electric’s announced headquarters relocation to Boston. GE moved to Fairfield in 1974. Joe Brennan, president of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), said “if there’s one single takeaway from General Electric’s decision to relocate its headquarters, it’s that Connecticut’s policymakers cannot view it as an isolated case. The conditions that led to this decision exist for many companies in Connecticut.� Since 2011, Connecticut’s legislature,

which has large Democrat majorities, approved the largest and second largest tax increases in the state’s history, along with a slew of costly mandates directed at businesses. Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) has done little to put the brakes on tax increases and mounting business costs. A CBIA survey of Connecticut businesses last year found broad misgiving about state government fiscal responsibility and the state’s competitiveness. “That constant cycle of budget deficits followed by tax hikes, coupled with growing costs, continue to undermine business confidence,� Brennan concluded. In 2015, lawmakers hiked taxes by $1.3 billion. It was the fifth tax increase in five years. Unfortunately, Connecticut business leaders see no impending relief. Over the next two years, state spending is projected to rise by another $1.5 billion of which $700 million goes to higher personnel costs. Connecticut’s bloated government payroll and woefully underfunded pension accounts resulted in state budgets doused in red ink---and it is getting worse. That’s especially bad for Connecticut, which has recorded zero GDP growth since 2010. Meanwhile neighboring Massachusetts, which was dubbed “Taxachusetts� in the 1970s because of the high amount of personal income going to pay state and local taxes, learned its lesson. Taxing your way to prosperity doesn’t work. State officials want business. In fact, Boston offered GE $145 million in incentives to move there. Massachusetts has steadily lowered

taxes. Lawmakers cut the corporate rate from 9.5% to 8% while Connecticut hiked its corporate rate to 9%. They also lowered the state’s top income tax rate to 5% while Connecticut raised its rate to 6.99%. The strategy is working and Massachusetts is now the most attractive place for business in the Northeast. What is happening in Connecticut should be a lesson for Washington elected officials. According to the Washington Research Council (WRC), our state has the sixth highest percentage of business taxation in the U.S. In Washington businesses are the source of 62 percent of all state tax revenues, and 52 percent of local taxes. Gov. Jay Inslee (D) and lawmakers currently meeting in Olympia must remember that taxes, fees and regulatory costs determine whether all business, not just Boeing, stay in Washington. Replicating what is happening in Connecticut would be another bad trip down memory lane. We would not want to see a Wall Street Journal editorial conclude: “The last business to leave, please turn out the lights!� That’s Connecticut leaders read on Jan. 14. Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at

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VETERANS INCUBATOR FOR BETTER ENTREPRENEURSHIP University of Washington-Tacoma program teaches entrepreneurship from a holistic standpoint


bright future. VIBE’s Thomas Kuljam addresses the 51st Battalion group in Tioga Library Building Research Commons at UWT. By William Manzanares


s director of Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) at the University of WashingtonTacoma, Thomas Kuljam leads the charge in helping veterans transition out of the military and figure out what they want to do with their lives. With a staff of nine (10 including Kuljam) made up of professors, nationally renowned executives, entrepreneurs both seasoned and new, and peer mentors, VIBE provides an applied training environment that supports military veterans’ entrepreneurial aspirations by promoting understanding of the modern startup lifecycle to help veterans create their own economy. “What we do is tap into their strengths and weaknesses and really determine if they want to be an entrepreneur,� Kuljam said. “Not everybody can be an entre-

preneur or wants to be an entrepreneur. We also want to have a niche in the nonprofit or social entrepreneurship because I truly believe that if you can change the world through changing what people think about child hunger, transportation or veteran homelessness, that’s a lot better than trying to make a million dollars.� VIBE is open to enrolled UW students who are military veterans, active duty service members, or military spouses or if they’re participating in the certificate program at the Key Bank Professional Development Center. Kuljam is himself a veteran with 20 years of military experience in Air Force active duty including being an aircraft mechanic. He retired out of the Air Force reserves in 2009. “I know exactly what these men and women are going through because once you leave (the military), you’re in a different world,� he said “The military tells

you what to wear, when to eat, where to go‌it’s a very difficult transition.â€? Upon first meeting with prospective veteran students, “we just chat,â€? Kuljam explained. “We have a very candid and relaxed conversation. I have 25 years of banking experience so I know what kind of questions to ask.â€? From there, participants spend two to four weeks orienting and socializing to meet and learn from each other and more experienced VIBE students and mentors. Then training workshops and social activities are held combined with online learning materials and resources. VIBE is not an academic unit and does not require that its participants take specific coursework, but does recommend taking particular classes based on students’ needs and backgrounds. Next, students take on mentors as they progress on their business concepts, round out their founding

team and prepare for showcase events and business plan competitions. As VIBE is designed for pre-launch startup founders, students don’t need to already have a business idea, just the motivation and genuine desire to learn about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Ultimately, the students will gain the ability – and confidence – to launch their own startup with a greater chance of success. “The biggest challenge right now is that confidence,� Kuljam said. “They really have to understand that the skill sets they developed in the military can translate into the business world – the focus and the hard work is what you need, and the goaldriven mission that you have to finish and accomplish.� VIBE students are provided physical space, learning tools, online resources, workshops, mentorship, networking opportunities, an environment full of likeminded veterans and various training experiences geared toward preparing students to launch startups should they ultimately choose that as their career path. As Kuljam said, “At VIBE, we don’t just teach about just making money. We teach about entrepreneurship from a holistic standpoint. We teach it from the point where we learn about the numbers, we learn about what’s good for the environment, the city, for you and your family.� To learn more about VIBE, visit www.tacoma. vibe-home.

MICHAEL’S MARKETING MINUTE By Michael Harris Email. Ugh! Right?! The steady stream (or rushing river in many of our cases) of emails seems to never end. There are a few possible explanations – maybe you signed up for a few too many free coupon emails from your favorite retail stores, maybe MICHAEL HARRIS it's time to hire a secretary to field all the incoming messages of people interested in your business, or maybe you're just a super popular person! Whatever the case, email is part of all of our lives and so we all have to deal with it. And since everyone has to check their email, it's one of the best mediums for getting the word out about your company. I highly recommend every company, no matter how small, to start building an email list and sending out regular email newsletters. There are many email marketing services that work great and are usually free up until you are sending a hefty amount of emails each month. Personally, I use Mail Chimp ( www., but there are many others for you to choose from. Next, offer an incentive on your website for people to sign up for the email list – maybe a coupon, maybe a free hug – whatever works for your business. Then it's all about sending out newsletters at the right frequency (every day is probably too much and once a year is definitely not enough) and making sure each one you send out has something that catches the recipients eye and then follows up with valuable content – quality over quantity. Happy list building y'all!

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UWT ploTs fUTUre afTer TUrning 25 UW TACOMA 2015-16 FACTS Enrollment s 4,629 total headcount s 11% First-year s 14% Sophomores s 60% Juniors, Seniors, 5th year and nonmatricuated s 15% Graduate students Faculty s 302 Faculty headcount s 18:1 Faculty-student ratio Top high schools for entering first-year students s Todd Beamer High School s Federal Way High School s Lincoln High School s Foss High School s J.R. Rogers High School Top transfer institutions s Tacoma Community College s Pierce College s Highline College s Green River College s South Puget Sound Community College


UWT. The University of Washington Tacoma is setting out on a project to define its role as an urban university. By Steve Dunkelberger

University of Washington Tacoma turned 25 last year and is preparing to build on that history to plan its future as an urban-serving university. The “Big Question” people are being asked is “As an Urban-Serving University, what positive role can University of Washington Tacoma play in achieving your aspirations?” The downtown Tacoma campus has gathered a 30-person strategic planning steering committee of faculty, staff, students and community members to drive the planning process that has since gathered more than 1,100 comments from people during 36 presentations and an online survey asking for thoughts about what UWT should be in the years to come. “It’s a long process,” JayRay President Kathleen Deakins, who is serving as the steering committee’s consultant. “This is a very inclusive, intentional process.” The committee is the vision now, and is set to develop strategies through the spring toward reaching those goals. A draft of the strategic plan is slated to be out in April and May with a launch of the plan set for the fall.

“There are choices to be made, and we need to be focused so we can move forward intentionally,” said Deakins. The strategic plan is being based on the “four pillars of urban campus universities” of: promoting student access to higher learning and offering ways for them to be successful, conducting use-inspired research that provides assistance to others, serving as a catalyst for economic vitality by promoting small business startups innovation and partnering with other agencies and groups to benefit the community at large. The strategic planning process is coming as the campus is marking a milestone of sorts by preparing to hold a groundbreaking ceremony of the renovations of the former Tacoma Paper and Stationery Building that is the last historical building on its campus. The four-story building was built in 1904 and had served as the home for a host of business through its career as a warehouse. Besides the headquarters for Tacoma Paper, it had housed Tacoma Biscuit & Candy Co., Union Pacific Railroad, and most recently, the Old Spaghetti Factory, which has since moved to a Pacific Avenue site. The groundbreaking ceremony for the renovations will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, on the University of Washington Tacoma campus.

Demographics s Gender - 54% Female - 46% Male s Ethnicity - 44% Caucasian - 20% Asian American - 11% Hispanic/Latino - 10% African American - 7% International students - 2% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander - 2% American Indian - 4% Not indicated s 91% in-state residents s 83% of students attend full time s 64% first-year students whose parents do not have college degrees s 68% of students receive financial aid s 10% of student receive veterans benefits Miscellaneous s The University of Washington Tacoma is accredited as a unit of the University of Washington by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. s UW Tacoma awarded $69.1 million in financial aid in the 2014-15 academic year. s UW Tacoma is designated a "vet-friendly campus" by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. It is also rated a "military-friendly school" by s The campus consists of 21 buildings on 46 acres with a total of 627,664 square feet of active campus space. s UW Tacoma offers on-campus housing at the Court 17 Apartments. s There are 26 retail stores and restaurants lease almost 70,000 square feet of retail space on campus, generating more than $15 million in annual sales.

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New look for thrift store retail uNveiled at 38th street Goodwill


NOW OPEN. (left to right) Store manager Patty Thomas, Goodwill custodial skills (job training) graduate Kahalid Shephard, custodial instructor Daniel Brown, Tacoma City Council Member Victoria Woodards, and Goodwill President and CEO Terry Hayes cut the ribbon to formally open the 38th Street Goodwill, with its snazzy new makeover.


A Jan. 21 ribbon cutting ceremony officially launched a new look for Goodwill thrift stores in southwest Washington. The re-opening of the 32,800 square foot Goodwill store at 3121 S. 38th St. provides a first glimpse at a new store design that will expand across 15 counties in southwest Washington and the Olympic Peninsula over the next four years. The new store design will appeal to a broader customer base, including a younger audience; help people shop for more treasures, creating more revenue for Goodwill’s job training programs in a variety of career fields; and provide for a better overall customer experience. Similar renovations are nearly completed at the Federal Way and Auburn Goodwill stores. In all, seven locations are planned for renovation this year. Goodwill’s new retail venue will improve the customer shopping experience by making difficult to display merchandise – one of a kind and unique donations – easier to shop for. Layout features more organization and visible non-stacked merchandise. An electronic testing station, easy to read signage, an airy lit atmosphere, and central, spacious fitting rooms complement the effort. Converting cashier locations from multi-line supermarket style checkout to a single serpentine line ensures you don’t end up in the slow lane and entices shoppers to consider additional merchandise. And store pricing will not go up to accommodate store design. The 38th Street store has a history of launching innovation for Goodwill: Innovation in size: When it opened in 1993, it was the largest Goodwill in the country. Innovation in raising funds for job training: In late 2002 Hugh S. Ferguson became the first to donate a store and land to our Goodwill, creating a perpetual source of funding for job training



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the people of Pierce County. It’s a friendly area, a friendly town and our customer service team is great with connecting with them. Every dollar comes from the community team members here, our customers,� Halinen said. The Feed4More program isn’t the only work Whole Foods does in the community. Every quarter, Whole Foods takes one day to donate 5 percent of their earnings to a local cause. On Jan. 13, the Chambers Bay store was able to raise $2,188.68 for the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Education Program. “We have had this philosophy since we opened in the 1980’s. We serve and support our local and global community, and we know that every community is different. When we open in a local community, we go in beforehand and get to know the players, organization, causes and nonprofits. We find out what are important issues to business owners and we like to be seen as part of that community. Things like our giving program, this is a way that we can align with our mission of food access and happy families,� Abell said. The $8,000 will transfer to a huge amount for EFN, as the nonprofit understands the value in stretching their dollar. “For every dollar we receive we’re able to distribute $12 worth of food. We find really great ways to stretch the dollar.� McGovern-Pilant said. For more information on the Emergency Food Network, visit www., and for more information on Whole Foods, visit www.

Step By Step is an organization that assists expectant young mothers by not only preparing them for motherhood mentally, but also by helping them find a steady home and establishing the resources they need to be

a team of 27 trained professional nurses, dietitians and counselors. On Jan. 22, supporters of Step by Step and the city got together to celebrate the next stage of the Van Lierop Farm legacy with a ribbon cutting in the wake of making the deal official on Jan. 1. “Thank you for bringing something of such vital

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chAnge. Step by Step and the City of Puyallup held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 22 to celebrate the new chapter of the Van Lierop Bulb Farm.

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importance, such a vital program and preserving part of history,� Puyallup Mayor John Hopkins said. The deal will provide a home for Step by Step and a new area where citizens of Puyallup can relax, as well as preserve the history of the farm. “We call this a triple win, a win for so many people,� Deputy Mayor John Palmer said. The project could not have been completed and brought to life without the efforts of Linden. “Things like this don’t happen because the seven smartest people are sitting in a room coming up with it. Things like this happen because of people in the community who have a vision, who work through the process to make things happen,� Puyallup City Councilmember Tom Swanson said. Step by Step will turn their part of the property into the Germaine Korum Center for Women and Children, named after the wife of local car dealer Jerry Korum who contributed greatly to the cause. At the Center, expectant mothers will learn valuable job skills as well as receive other resources that will prepare them for motherhood. The city’s park will be named after Neil Van Lierop, who was more than happy to see the farm’s legacy of happiness continue. “I am incredibly grateful that he took a risk on me, because it was a big risk to take,� Linden said. “The tangibles are important, the buildings, the people, the flowers, but more important to me are the intangibles, the sense of hard work, perseverance, overcoming hardships, a sense of belonging, a sense of place and community.� For more information on Step by Step, visit To make a contribution or to learn more about Step by Step’s fundraising efforts, visit www. Step by Step’s mission it to help every pregnant woman see her pregnancy as a catalyst for positive change. By building on her strengths, she will: choose health, see hope for her future, and give back to her family and community.


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mAx cAPAcity. Hundreds of people crowded into the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center last Thursday for the first public hearing on the proposed methanol-conversion plant. Another few hundred filled a spill-over hall when the primary room exceeded capacity. Still more filled the hallway just outside the rooms.

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facility is being built and about 260 jobs when it is operational. “We in the construction trade know safety all too well,” construction union representative Mark Martinez said, noting that an environmental review should be based on facts rather than hysteria of any feared mishaps. Tacoma resident Ingrid Walker countered that argument by saying the nuclear reactor at Fukushima, Japan was built to handle disasters, only to become a disaster site when an earthquake created a tsunami that overwhelmed the facility in 2011. “They thought they were prepared for that earthquake,” she said. Critics voiced fear about the environmental and safety impacts of a potential explosion at the facility as well as the high demand for water and electricity the facility would require to operate just to create plastics. “On the long and short list of what Tacoma needs, this isn’t it,” concerned citizen John Bronson said. He brought his son, John Crow Bronson, to the public meeting while on their way to a Boy Scout meeting so his son could get a first-hand view of public participation in the community. Bronson worries about how the planned plant would affect property values, especially since he was considering buying a house in Tacoma. He fears the plant would perpetuate the “Aroma of Tacoma” image the city has shed in recent decades by focusing on environmental cleanup efforts on the tideflats just to provide a pipeline for Chinese companies to make more plastics. “How much more plastic do we need?

China has everything we have. They have everything they need.” NWIW estimates the $3.4 billion, 125acre facility would use 10.4 million gallons of water each day, a 28 percent reduction of water use from first estimates of 14.4 million gallons a day. The drop would come from the reuse of water to cool the plant during the conversion process. The plant would use up to 450 megawatts of power, which is about the electrical use of 450,000 homes. It would almost double the power managed by Tacoma Public Utilities and require the public utility to buy power on the open market for resale to the facility. An effort to land an advisory vote opposing the plant on the fall ballot is in the works. The RedLine Tacoma Coalition is currently gathering signatures in hope of swaying the Tacoma City Council into opposing the project. The effort needs 3,190 signatures to place the advisory vote on the Nov. 8 ballot. Both critics and supporters used environmental impact to state their cases concerning the project. Critics worried the site could be dangerous since it sits on an earthquake fault line as well as in the lahar zone, while supporters say the plant would allow for the cleaner making of plastics by helping China shift from the use of coal plants to cleaner-burning natural gas. The facility has one high-profile supporter. Gov. Jay Inslee said the plant would provide economic opportunities for the region as well as serve as a model toward a “greener economy” by shifting away from coal-powered plants.

the hallway between the rooms. The meeting was held to gather public comment about what issues should be addressed in the upcoming environmental review of the project, which involved the construction of what would be the world’s largest methanol-conversion plant. The environmental review will take about a year, but a draft of the list of areas to be studied during the process is expected to be available on Feb. 5. A newly added public comment meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Another meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Meeker Middle School, 4402 Nassau Ave. NE. Written comments will be collected until March 4. “This process is going to be very transparent,” Tacoma Planning and Development Services Director Peter Huffman said. Northwest Innovation Works is proposing a methanol plant on land it currently leases from the Port of Tacoma. The plant would convert up to 20,000 metric tons of liquefied natural gas piped into the facility each day into methanol that would then be shipped to China and made into olefins, which is a key component of plastics and electrical components. The facility could be in full operation by 2021. “We took this action with the understanding it would create jobs,” Port of Tacoma Commissioner Connie Bacon said about the decision two years ago to lease the former Kaiser site to NWIW for the plant. The Tacoma plant is one of three plants being proposed in the Pacific Northwest. The other two are being planned for the Port of Kalama and the Port of St. Helens. The company is a joint venture partly backed by the Chinese government, which announced the Tacoma plant would be double the size – from two lines to four – than what was originally planned after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the city last year. The City of Tacoma is the official lead agency on the environmental review process. The environmental review will address potential impacts on everything from transportation, fire, health and safety that will then be used by an alphabet soup of local, state and federal agencies during their permitting processes. Those permits include a City of Tacoma Shoreline Substantial Development Permit, Introducing Franciscan Prompt Care at St. Joseph, Department of Ecology where we treat minor illnesses and injuries, no Water Quality Certification, the Department of Fish and appointment necessary. With digital X-ray and lab Wildlife’s Hydraulic Project Approval, the U.S. Army services onsite, you can see us for everything from Corps of Engineers' permits, cold and flu symptoms to bladder infections to and a Notice of Construction air contaminant permit allergic reactions to sprains or strains. Need a flu from Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. The federal permits shot? A sports physical? We’re here for that, too. involve a review of waterWalk in anytime. way operations by the U.S. Coast Guard as well. The crowd at the public comment meeting generally split into two camps. Supporters, who were represented mostly by construction and trade union officials, said the new facility would bring well-paying, and desperately needed jobs to the region and bring a former industrial site back into commercial use. The project would bring 1,000 construction jobs while the

“Washington state is working to turn the global challenge of carbon pollution into new jobs and strong communities,” Inslee said in a news release. “This project at the former Kaiser site will boost our regional economy while eventually providing a needed supply of clean methanol fuel to Asia.” NEXT STEPS The draft guidelines for the environmental study are scheduled to be released by Feb. 5. A newly added public comment meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. The Center for Urban Waters will be hosting a four-part discussion series about the methanol plant in the coming months. Speakers will lead the series that is intended to provide a common understanding of the technical and scientific aspects of this complex project. Those meetings are set for 6 p.m. on Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 3 and March 10 at University of Washington Tacoma’s Joy Building. These events will be recorded so the video from each of the meetings will be available after each session. Information about the series can be found at: Reservations are free but required. Public comment meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Meeker Middle School, 4402 Nassau Ave. NE. Written comments about the scope of the environmental study will be accepted through March 4. Written comments can be emailed to Tacoma.methanol.sepa@


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SUPERNOVA. (top) Tacoma forward Dan

Antoniuk netted two goals and an assist, but this incredible header was stopped by the goalkeeper. (middle) Stars goalkeeper Danny Waltman mixes it up with the fans. (bottom) Tacoma's Mike Ramos gives thanks after one of his two goals.


By Chance Pittenger Tacoma Weekly Correspondent


oxing should be held in a fieldhouse. Boxers should have nicknames like “Iron Mike,” “Raging Bull” or “Hitman.” Many sports embrace technology and use it to supposedly improve the product we see on the field or the court or the pitch, but boxing is old school. Two fighters enter the ring and test their strength, skill and willpower, and one leaves victorious. It was very fitting that the 68th Annual Golden Gloves finals were held last Saturday at the University of Puget Sound’s Memorial Fieldhouse. Although these were amateur fighters, mostly teenagers and not at the point of their careers where a nickname might be appropriate, they lived up to the timeless nature of the sport. Leading off the evening was a 112pound bout between two female fighters, Jocelyn Robles and Savannah Riggles. Robles controlled the action from the start and was pretty dominant through the first two rounds. Riggles seemed to find her rhythm over the last two rounds, but ultimately not enough to pull out a victory, as Robles got the unanimous decision. Up next was a 114-pound match-up between Jeremy Morales and Salvador Jimenez. Morales completely outclassed his opponent, landing at ease and causing a standing eight count for Jimenez about halfway through the first round. It is rare in amateur fights that you see an actual knockdown but Morales accomplished that, sending Jimenez to the floor and leading the referee to stop that fight at 2:51 of the second round. Morales gained a TKO victory. The third fight of the evening saw Jose Valenzuela take on Devin Bell. As in the two previous fights, there was a definite aggressor and his name was Valenzuela. He landed more punches, he landed the harder punches and they took a toll on Bell. Bell was given a standing eight count in each round, and he did not make it out of the third round, as

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By Justin Gimse


JAb! (top) Devin Bell versus Jose Valenzuela. (second row left

to right) Kelsie Pence versus Lindsey Hanson. Jocelyn Robles versus Savannah Riggles. (third row) Kenny Guzman versus Luis Alvarado. (fourth row) Jeremy Morales versus Salvador Jimenez.

When the hometown team is hanging in there in the midst of the most competitive playoff race in all of the Major Arena Soccer League, it’s pretty much milk and honey for the fans. All of the matches are important and it’s nice to see the team playing at a winning level. However, when that team is sitting all alone in second place, with just three playoff spots available come season’s end, it is enough to send the local fan base into a bit of a tizzy. In their first full season in the MASL, the Tacoma Stars are playing at a level that is somewhat of a surprise for a new professional team. Throw in the fact that the Pacific Division is possibly the toughest in the 20-team league, and it’s even more surprising that with six games left on the regular season schedule, the Stars sit at 9-5 and all alone in second place. The Stars faced a hot team when they hosted the Cedar Rapids Rampage on Friday, Jan. 22 at the ShoWare Center in Kent. While the Rampage have been near the bottom of the Central Division standings throughout the season, they recently beefed up their roster with Gordy Gurson, last season’s MASL Rookie of the Year winner. Since arriving with the team, the Rampage had tallied two wins in as many games, while Gurson recorded a hat trick in both matches. In what was easily the most exciting win of the season, the Stars traded goals with Cedar Rapids throughout the match and never built more than a one-goal lead until there was quite literally less than one second remaining in the contest. Tacoma’s 7-5 victory against a Rampage squad hell-bent on building a degree of respect and relevancy was something special considering that the Stars have had most of their success on the road this season. Entering the match, Tacoma was just 2-3 at their new home in Kent, while posting an impressive 6-2 mark on the road. With Soles de Sonora leading the Pacific at 11-2, it appears that they may very well have a

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SPORTSWATCH PIErCE COUNTrY YOUTH SOCCEr OPEN FOr NEW TEAMS AND EXPANDED BOUNDArIES One thing you can count on in youth sports is they are constantly changing. It could be a simple change to the rules of play, a new league or it could be a vacated geographic region because a club chose to affiliate with a different parent organization. Another thing for certain: change equals an opportunity for the right club or person. Such an opportunity is available right now in the Pierce County Soccer Association. We have had a couple of soccer clubs decide to affiliate with a different parent organization leaving key geographic areas not being serviced for Pierce County. If you are a current US Youth\Washington Youth Soccer affiliated entity and you would like to expand your boundaries or if you want to start a new soccer club from scratch, please contact Henry Robicheau – President of Pierce County Soccer Association to find out how at Areas available are Franklin Pierce\Parkland, Puyallup\South Hill and Spanaway\Graham\Eatonville. Initial contact must be made by February 15th, 2016 in order to be ready for the fall 2016 season. TACOMA STArS TO HOST YOUTH SSUL AWArDS DUrING SAN DIEGO SOCKErS MATCH Pierce County Soccer is excited to announce that Lane Smith (Owner Tacoma Stars) and Todd Lincoln (SSUL Director) have come together to have the SSUL awards night at an upcoming Tacoma Stars game. This will be for all the SSUL teams from all the participating Associations. Players will get in for free and get an announcement along with their awards. This truly separates this league from other leagues in the area making this truly about the players. Come out for a fun filled night of soccer, team bonding and award presentations, all while watching a great soccer match. Tacoma Stars host the San Diego Sockers on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the ShoWare Center in Kent. First kick is at 6:05 p.m. Call 1-800-STARS-TIME for more details. WIAA ANNOUNCES rENEWAL OF GrIDIrON CLASSIC WITH TACOMA DOME During its January meeting, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Executive Board voted to remain in the Tacoma Dome for the Gridiron Classic finals. The agreement with the Tacoma Dome will ensure that the State Football Finals will be played in the State’s largest Dome facility. During its previous Board Meeting, the Executive Board voted to move its west side semifinal contests from the Tacoma Dome to regional sites, similar to the existing format for the eastside semifinals. The agreement with the Tacoma Dome is valid through the fall of 2018. “The Tacoma Dome is synonymous with State Football and the Board felt it was important to continue that legacy and tradition,” WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said. The Board also voted to keep State Baseball in Pasco, Wash., at Gesa Stadium. The site will remain the first option whenever Safeco Field is not available. The State Basketball Tournament Committee (school board members, superintendents, principals, athletic directors, coaches and WIAA Executive Board and staff members) presented to the WIAA Executive Board their findings from surveying state superintendents and school leaders. The committee’s survey asked school administrators about additional revenue options to support the return of the 16-team basketball tournament. The Board agreed to continue the conversation and created a sub-committee to develop discussion points which will be placed on the March Board agenda. PLU’S SULLENBErGEr EArNS FIFTH CArEEr NWC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONOr Shanell Sullenberger swept all six of her events over the weekend to help lead the Pacific Lutheran women’s swim team to a pair of road wins, and her performance earned the senior her second Northwest Conference Women’s Swimming Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season. Sullenberger won three individual events and swam on three first-place relay teams last weekend. In Friday’s team win over Whitman, she placed first in the 200 medley relay (1:49.17), 100 freestyle (54.27) and 200 freestyle relay (1:41.04). She followed that Satuday with wins in the 400 medley relay (4:04.66), 50 freestyle (24.53) and 200 breaststroke (2:29.72) as the Lutes downed Whitworth for the second consecutive season. The PLU women’s swimming team is the lone undefeated squad in the Northwest Conference this season (6-0), and the Lute women have won 14 consecutive NWC meets dating back to the 2013-14 season. In her two years at PLU, Sullenberger has now claimed five NWC Student-Athlete of the Week honors. The Lutes will cap the 2015-16 dual season this weekend as they visit Puget Sound Saturday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. PLU MEN FALL SHOrT OF SEASON SWEEP OVEr CrOSSTOWN rIVAL UPS LOGGErS A 14-0 run midway to close the first half pulled Pacific Lutheran within three points at halftime, but a cold streak from the 3-point line and a season-high 21 turnovers cost the Lutes as Puget Sound defeated PLU 73-58 Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Memorial Fieldhouse. After a 17-4 run midway through the first half, UPS led PLU 37-20 with 5:07 to play before halftime. In the final five minutes of the half, Brandon Lester, Dylan Foreman and Bryce Miller combined for 14 straight points to cut the deficit to 37-34 heading into halftime. Coming out of the break, however, the Loggers could not miss, as they stretched the lead to 19 points with 11:24 left in the game. The 22-6 run proved to be too much for the Lutes to overcome. “UPS played harder than we did,” PLU head coach Steve Dickerson said. “They made shots, and we didn’t.” Lester and Foreman tied to lead PLU with 16 points. Meanwhile Miller scored 14 points on only four on an efficient 3-of-4 performance from the field. Miller took 12 shots from the free throw line, converting eight of them. He also grabbed seven rebounds, while Jared Christy finished with a game-high 10 rebounds as PLU out-rebounded UPS 35-to-31. After coming into the game shooting a Northwest Conference-best 40.3 percent from 3-point range, PLU’s

19.2 shooting mark from long-range (5-of-26) was the Lutes’ second-lowest of the season. Overall, the Lutes made 38 percent (19-of-50) from the field. PLU’s 21 turnovers were also the most this season, and UPS took advantage of PLU’s mistakes with 21 points off turnovers. “We live by the 3, and tonight we died by the 3,” Dickerson said. “We also turned the ball over 21 times, which is unlike us.” Despite the loss, PLU sits fourth in the Northwest Conference standings with a 4-5 record and 11-7 overall, as the Lutes head into a home game against Willamette on Friday, Jan. 29. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. UPS moved into third place in the NWC at 5-4 and 10-8 overall. – by Christian Bond, PLU Sports. LUTES KNOCK OFF NATIONALLY rANKED WHITMAN WITH 79-74 rOAD WIN Brandon Lester made six 3-pointers – including the go-ahead 3 in the final minute – and scored 27 points to lead Pacific Lutheran to a 79-74 Northwest Conference men’s basketball upset of 16th-ranked Whitman Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Sherwood Center win Walla Walla. The No. 2 scorer in the NWC got it done from downtown against Whitman, shooting 6-of-8 from long-range to finish 8-of-17 overall while adding five free throws in six attempts. PLU scored the final nine points of the game, with Lester tallying the last six on a 3 and a trio of free throws. Lester received plenty of help from a Lute team that finished the night with four double-digit scorers. Sophomore guard Dylan Foreman shot 5-of-10 from the field, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range, and made all five of his free throw attempts to finish with 17 points, five rebounds and four assists. Meanwhile Jared Christy led the Lute big men with a double-double, pouring in 14 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Christy made a key 3-pointer with a minuteand-a-half to play to shrink a four-point deficit to one and set the stage for Lester’s final-minute heroics. Bryce Miller shot 5-of-9 from the field, scoring 10 points and gathering eight rebounds to go with four assists. PLU held Whitman to nearly 20 points below its season scoring average, and both teams shot a near identical percentage from the field. PLU shot 43.9 percent (29-of-66), while Whitman finished the night 43.5 percent (27-of-62). Both teams shot 83.3 percent from the free throw line, as PLU made 10 of its 12 attempts and Whitman made 15 of its 18 attempts. The Lutes’ big shooting advantage came beyond the 3-point line, as they shot 52.4 percent (11-of-21) from long-range while holding the Missionaries to 26.3 percent (5-of-19). The Lutes gained another advantage on the glass with 45 total rebounds, 13 more than Whitman. – by Christian Bond, PLU Sports. UPS’ SHELDON EArNS FOUrTH NWC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONOr THIS SEASON Emily Sheldon has been named the Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for the fourth time this season, the NWC announced on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Sheldon, a Portland native, helped lead the Loggers to a pair of road wins last weekend. Puget Sound defeated No. 21 Whitman on Friday, before downing Whitworth on Saturday, in the first road sweep of the “Whits” for the Loggers since the 2009-10 season. The senior scored 21 points in the Loggers’ 68-60 upset win over the Missionaries on Friday night. She then dropped 24 points in the 87-69 victory over Whitworth. In the two games, Sheldon shot 13-for-27 (48.0 percent), from the field, while also recording 10 rebounds, nine assists, and three steals. Over the weekend, Sheldon also became the Loggers’ No. 9 all-time leading scorer with 1,252 points. She is now averaging 20.5 points per game to lead the Northwest Conference. Sheldon was previously named the NWC StudentAthlete of the Week on Nov. 23, Nov. 30, and Jan. 11. LOGGEr WOMEN COMPLETE SEASON SWEEP OVEr rIVAL PACIFIC LUTHErAN Freshman Samone Jackson scored a game-high 17 points and the Puget Sound women’s basketball team completed its seventh consecutive season sweep over crosstown rival Pacific Lutheran with a 70-48 triumph against the Lutes in Memorial Fieldhouse on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Puget Sound (12-6, 7-2) moves into sole possession of second place in the Northwest Conference, trailing only No. 2 George Fox (17-0, 8-0). Jackson was one of four Loggers to score in double figures. Alexis Noren netted 12 point, while Emily Sheldon and Elizabeth Prewitt both chipped in with 10. The Logger defense answered the call early and often, forcing the Lutes (6-12, 2-7 NWC) into 30 turnovers, including 17 in the first half. Jackson locked down PLU senior guard Megan Abdo to the tune of two points on 0-for-6 shooting from the floor. Abdo entered the game as the Lutes’ leading scorer, averaging nearly 11 points per game. The Loggers have a tall task on Saturday, Jan. 30, when they host No. 2 George Fox for a 4 p.m. tipoff. The Loggers and Bruins met twice in the postseason last year, as the Bruins won both contests. SEVErAL LOGGErS BrEAK INTO TrACK AND FIELD rECOrD BOOKS Logan Bays led several Loggers into the Puget Sound records books as the Logger track & field teams completed the two-day Washington State Open Indoor Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 23. Bays became the third-fastest 60-meter sprinter in Puget Sound women’s history by crossing the finishing line in 8.46 seconds. Anna Joseph finished the same event in 8.51 seconds, good for fourth all-time. Bays also broke into the long jump record books with a distance of 15’06”, good for fifth all-time. Mara Cummings finished the 200-m dash in 29.13 seconds, making her ninth-best runner for the event in the Puget Sound record books. On the men’s side, Geremia Lizier-Zmudzinski became the Loggers’ fifth-best all-time runner in the 800-m with a time of 2:00.23. Two-sport student-athlete Chris Branham (football) became Puget Sound’s eighth-best all-time long jumper with a distance of 19’8.75”. Tyler Thompson’s shot put distance of 35’02” is also good for eighth in the Puget Sound record books.


FrIDAY, JAN. 29 – BASKETBALL Women – Willamette vs. PLU Pacific Lutheran – 6 p.m.

FrIDAY, JAN. 29 – BASKETBALL Boys – Foss vs. Wilson Wilson HS – 7 p.m.

FrIDAY, JAN. 29 – BASKETBALL Boys – No. Thurston vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma HS – 7 p.m.

FrIDAY, JAN. 29 – BASKETBALL Girls – Shelton vs. Lincoln Lincoln HS – 7 p.m.

FrIDAY, JAN. 29 – BASKETBALL Girls – Olympia vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine HS – 7 p.m.

FrIDAY, JAN. 29 – BASKETBALL Girls – Yelm vs. Stadium Stadium HS – 7 p.m.

FrIDAY, JAN. 29 – INDOOr SOCCEr Turlock Express vs. Tacoma Stars ShoWare Center, Kent – 7:35 p.m.

FrIDAY, JAN. 29 – BASKETBALL Men – Willamette vs. PLU Pacific Lutheran – 8 p.m.

SATUrDAY, JAN. 30 – BASKETBALL Women – George Fox vs. UPS Puget Sound Fieldhouse – 4 p.m.

SATUrDAY, JAN. 30 – BASKETBALL Men – George Fox vs. UPS Puget Sound Fieldhouse – 6 p.m.

SATUrDAY, JAN. 30 – INDOOr SOCCEr Sporting Everett vs. Tacoma Stars Rsv. Tacoma Soccer Center – 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 – BASKETBALL Girls – Rainier vs. Tacoma Baptist Tacoma Baptist HS – 5:45 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 – BASKETBALL Girls – NW Christian vs. Life Christian Life Christian HS – 5:45 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 – BASKETBALL Girls – Capital vs. Foss Henry Foss HS – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 – BASKETBALL Girls – Lincoln vs. Wilson Wilson HS – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 – BASKETBALL Boys – Cent. Kitsap vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma HS – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 – BASKETBALL Boys – Wilson vs. Lincoln Lincoln HS – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 – BASKETBALL Boys – Yelm vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine HS – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 – BASKETBALL Boys – Timberline vs. Stadium Stadium HS – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 – BASKETBALL Boys – NW Christian vs. Life Christian Life Christian HS – 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 – BASKETBALL Boys – Rainier vs. Tacoma Baptist Tacoma Baptist HS – 7 p.m.

THUrSDAY, FEB. 4 – BASKETBALL Girls – Capital vs. Wilson Wilson HS – 7 p.m.

THUrSDAY, FEB. 4 – BASKETBALL Girls – Lincoln vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma HS – 7 p.m.

THUrSDAY, FEB. 4 – BASKETBALL Boys – Shelton vs. Foss Henry Foss HS – 7 p.m.

THUrSDAY, FEB. 4 – BASKETBALL Boys – Mt. Tahoma vs. Lincoln Lincoln HS – 7 p.m.

THUrSDAY, FEB. 4 – BASKETBALL Boys – So. Kitsap vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine HS – 7 p.m.

THUrSDAY, FEB. 4 – BASKETBALL Boys – Gig Harbor vs. Stadium Stadium HS – 7 p.m.

THUrSDAY, FEB. 4 – BASKETBALL Boys – Curtis vs. Federal Way ShoWare Center – 7 p.m.

THUrSDAY, FEB. 4 – BASKETBALL Girls – Curtis vs. Todd Beamer ShoWare Center – 8:30 p.m.

FrIDAY, FEB. 5 – INDOOr SOCCEr St. Louis Ambush vs. Tacoma Stars ShoWare Center – 7:35 p.m.

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Tacoma grapplers Take To The maTs for ciTy TournamenT


HEADLOCK. (top) Foss Falcon Chase Galvin versus Bellarmine Prep's Dario Titus. (second row) Lincoln Abe Xavier Williams versus Wilson Rams' Cole

Hansen (left). Bellarmine Prep's Josiah Mayo versus Wilson Rams' Quest Young (right). (third row) Lincoln Abe Zach Pua versus Wilson Rams' Josiah Vaiolo (left). Wilson Rams' Cody Stenger versus Lincoln Abes' Isaac Barnett (right). Due to incorrect tabulations by officials, the winners and placers of the tournament will be printed in the next issue of the Tacoma Weekly.

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t Boxing From page A10

the referee stopped the fight at the 2:51 mark of the round, making Valenzuela the winner by TKO. Kenny Guzman and Luis Alvarado were up next at 132 pounds and put on a more competitive fight. Both fighters got their shots in during the first round, with Alvarado landing a bit more consistently. That theme was to continue through all three rounds and the final result was a win by unanimous decision for Alvarado. The fifth fight featured Niko McFarland and Nino Delgado, who came from Alaska to be a part of the tournament. The first round was very close and the fighters were well matched. Delgado came out for the second round and seemingly found another gear, as he began landing punches as he wanted and controlled the round. The fighters engaged in a nice flurry of activity at the start of the third, and Delgado kept at it a little more consistently. He was rewarded with a split decision win. What turned out to be the best fight of the evening was up next, as Kevin Torres and James Porter squared off at 152 pounds. It was a high action fight from the start with both fighters trading punches. They both seemed to understand that sometimes you have to take some damage in order to give some damage. Torres was always just a bit ahead of the action and did all the little things right, which is why he was rewarded with the victory by unanimous decision at the end of three rounds. After a brief intermission we were right back at it, with Nick Vasquez taking on Steven Villalobos. The fight started with Villalobos throwing wicked punches with bad intentions. He was certainly out

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good lock on the division title. After Sonora, there are just two wins separating second-place Tacoma and the last place, but resurgent Dallas Sidekicks (7-7), with the potent Ontario Storm (8-5) just a half game behind in third place, followed by the ever-dangerous San Diego Sockers (8-6). If the Stars were going to start some home cooking, it was going to have to happen soon with five of their remaining seven games at home. Tacoma got on the scoreboard first just under three minutes into the match when former Franklin Pierce star Derek Johnson slipped a pass to Mike Ramos, who deposited into the back of the net. One shaky habit the Stars have had this season is giving up goals quickly after their own score. It happened again as Gurson found himself with a one-on-one opportunity against Stars’ goalkeeper Danny Waltman. Gurson slapped a left footer underneath a charging Walt-


GOLDEN BOY. Kevin Torres delivers a shot to the head of James Porter. Many

considered the fight to be the best of the night and the win earned Torres the coveted Golden Boy award as the best boxer of the tournament. The Tacoma Boxing Club also won the team award, while Porter was voted the most inspirational fighter.

to prove that he was a hard puncher. At one point he hit Vasquez so hard that he knocked out a contact lens. Vasquez got busy in the second round and evened up the fight, but Villalobos was simply too much as the fight went on and took the split decision. This was a semi-final bout with Villalobos moving on to fight in the

man just 21 seconds following the Stars opening goal and it was now 1-1 with 12 minutes remaining in the first quarter. The score stayed at 1-1 until late in the second quarter when Joseph Cairel took a pass from former Stadium Tiger Raphael Cox and pounded the ball past Rampage goalkeeper Joe Kapinos for a 2-1 lead. Tacoma’s defense looked like it would take the lead into the half until a free kick with 2.5 seconds remaining turned into a magnificent shot by Gurson, just tucking the ball inside the right post, and the teams were deadlocked at 2-2 going into the locker rooms. In the third quarter, the Stars would retake the lead when Adam West chipped in a pass from Elliot Fauske and Tacoma was up 3-2 with just under 10 minutes remaining in the stanza. The score held for nearly six minutes until Cedar Rapids’ Hewerton Moreira put a solo blast past Waltman and the game was knotted again. Ramos would notch his second goal of the match on a feed from Dan Antoniuk just 17 seconds later for a 4-3 Stars advantage,

but it wouldn’t last long. Cedar Rapids tied the game up again barely a minute later as Elmo Neto took a pass from Patrick Kelly and found the back of the net. Tacoma would strike one more time before end of the third quarter when Antoniuk put a pass from Johnson into the goal with 48 seconds left in the period and Tacoma clung to a 5-4 lead. Cedar Rapids’ Neto would answer early in the fourth quarter on a feed from Carlos Farias and the physical, tense game was again knotted up at 5-5, and it would stay there for the next seven and a half minutes. With 5:28 remaining in the game, West hit Johnson for what would amount to be the game winner as the Stars went up 6-5. The Rampage pulled their goalkeeper late to try and tie the game, but failed to get a good look at the goal through the Stars defense. Antoniuk would net his second goal of the night on an empty-netter that bounced off the sideboards and dribbled all the way past the goal-line, with just .2 seconds left on the clock for the 7-5 victory. Tacoma has two home


final, which took place on Sunday. Bout number eight featured more female fighters, with Kelsie Pence facing Lindsey Hanson. This was a case of one fighter simply taking control of the fight and having things her way, and Hanson was that fighter. She dominated the fight, which provided a little comic relief when

the ring announcer managed to read the scores backward and announced that Pence was the winner. Many at ringside shouted out that we had a new Steve Harvey in the house. Order was restored quickly and Hanson was rightly awarded the win by unanimous decision. The next fight was also a bit of a mismatch. Jesus Acosta took on Richard Vansiclen and it was all Vansiclen. Around the halfway point of the first round, he took over the fight and kept it firmly in his grasp. Acosta was given two standing eight counts in the second round and the fight was stopped at 2:06 of the round, with Vansiclen your winner by TKO. The most contentious fight of the night was the next one between Matthew Mollet and Aaron Rocha-Urrea. Either there was bad blood between these two prior to the fight or they simply took an intense dislike for each other very quickly. Mollet wanted to box and Rocha-Urrea wanted to brawl. Mollet showed off his skills, causing a standing eight count for Rocha-Urrea in the second and leading the doctor to stop the fight at 1:21 of the third with yet another TKO, and a win for Mollet. The 201-pound heavyweights closed the show. Thomas Turner and Matthew Leonetti met in a very even, close fight and at times it was hard to tell who held the advantage. Each man took turns controlling the action and there were several serious punches landed by both fighters. In the end, Turner did more and was more accurate, and he walked away with a unanimous decision. After the fights the awards were handed out. The Tacoma Boxing Club won the team award, James Porter was tabbed as the most inspirational fighter, and the Golden Boy winner was Kevin Torres. If you have an opportunity to take in next year’s Tacoma Golden Gloves don’t hesitate for a moment. You won’t regret it.


CELEBRATION. Tacoma's Adam West (left), Derek Johnson (middle) and Mike

Ramos (right) came up big for the Stars in their 7-5 win. West had a goal and an assist. Johnson notched two assists and a goal and Ramos scored twice. Johnson leads Tacoma with 17 points, with West coming in at third with 14 points. Ramos is tied with Ty Hall for sixth with eight points.

matches coming up at the ShoWare Center in Kent, and both contests look like the Stars will enter the game as the favorite. The Stars host the Turlock Express (2-9) on Friday, Jan. 29 and a week later they will host the St. Louis Ambush (2-10) on Fri-

day, Feb. 5. Both matches start at 7:35 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit or call 1-800-STARS-TIME. The Tacoma Stars Reserves of the Western Indoor Soccer League will host third-place Sporting

Everett (4-3-0) on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Tacoma Soccer Center. The defending WISL champion Stars (3-3-1) are currently in fourth place in the WISL standings, which would qualify them for the playoffs if the season were to end today.

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PUYALLUP TRIBAL IMPACT Supporting the Economic Growth of Our Community

State, local and Puyallup tribal officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 18, 2015 for the next Interstate 5 project in Tacoma that will create a new bridge over the Puyallup River and reconstruct the I-5/State Route-167 interchange, commuter lanes and increase access to tribal properties. Pictured here are (left to right): Puyallup tribal member David Duenas; State Representative Hans Zeiger (R-25); Tacoma Deputy Mayor David Boe; Puyallup Tribal Chairman Bill Sterud; State Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson; Hamilton Construction President Scott Williams; WSDOT Olympic Region Administrator Kevin Dayton; and Kierra Phifer with U.S. Senator Patty Murray’s office.

Considered among the most urban of Native American tribes, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has grown to be a critical component of the South Sound economy. As Pierce County’s sixth largest employer, a donor to a broad range of charitable organizations and a major funder of housing, roads, education and environmental projects, the Puyallup Tribe stands as a model for taking care

of not only its own membership but sharing its wealth among the broader community as well. The Puyallup Tribe is one of the largest employers in Pierce County. With a payroll of more than 3,200 people that work in the Tribe’s businesses, government, economic development corporation, school, and health and housing authorities — approximately 70 percent

of whom are non-Native — employees enjoy competitive wages and benefits. In 2013, the Tribe spent more than $461 million. This spending supports communities by providing good wages and generous benefits to individuals, and through purchases of goods and services from local suppliers, vendors, contractors, construction companies and more. From sponsoring countless local

charities, non-profit organizations, social welfare projects and events that may otherwise suffer or cease to exist, to protecting the environment, funding crime prevention, city improvement projects and healthcare, the Tribe maintains its commitment to honoring its welldeserved reputation as “the generous people,” a reflection of the meaning of the Tribe’s very name “Puyallup.”

IMPROVING TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY FOR EVERYONE Tribe, WSDOT work together to upgrade roads, protect resources The Puyallup Tribe and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reached an agreement in 2014 concerning the agency’s HOV Project on Interstate 5 on the Puyallup Indian Reservation. The agreement focuses particularly on one portion of the project: replacement of the freeway’s bridges across the Puyallup River. Replacement of the bridges is vital. They are more than 50 years old and would not withI-5 crossing the Puyallup River as it exists now. (Right) A computer-enhanced image of what I-5 will look like after the new northbound bridge is complete. Note that stand the impact of a serious (Left) both northbound and southbound I-5 traffic will temporarily be shifted onto the new northbound bridge while crews demolish and rebuild the southbound bridge. HOV lanes earthquake. The new bridges will only open after both the new northbound and southbound bridges are complete. will provide a much greater degree of safety in such an event and with the fish migration periods. The work will use conthe Emerald Queen Casino in East Tacoma. HOV lanes will improve transportation in the area. struction methods that minimize impacts on the The agreement provides that work will be conThe agreement allows the project to continue resource. ducted in a manner respectful of the Tribe’s culforward and at the same time protects the fishThe project will meet water quality standards tural resources. The agreement further conveys ery habitat and resource and preserves Tribal for the river established by the Tribe and by the several parcels of land to the Tribe to offset the members’ opportunity to fish, a right guaranteed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. WSDOT lost use of lands on which the Tribe has given by the Treaty of Medicine Creek. To accomplish will construct an upstream fishery habitat mitigaWSDOT easements for the project. A right of first those goals, WSDOT agrees to focus its work in tion project. In addition, the overall project will refusal gives the Tribe an opportunity to purchase the river at times other than fishing season and improve transportation for the public in the area of additional lands.

PARTNERING TO ENHANCE LOCAL TRANSPORTATION Partnering with local jurisdictions to improve local transportation, in the past seven years the Tribe has spent more than $40 million on transportation projects and traffic safety services in neighboring areas. These are largely done in collaboration with state and local governments to benefit the region’s growing traffic infrastructure, which helps everyone. Projects range from lighting and safety improvements, to bridges and reconstruction projects, providing hundreds of jobs to local engineers, tradesmen, environmental and cultural resource consultants, construction contractors, and the like. Examples of the Tribe’s expenditures over the past seven years to completed and ongoing projects include: 30th Street Safety Project, Tacoma Paving, lighting, ADA access, replacement of sidewalks on both sides of 30th Avenue from Portland Avenue to R Street, and one side of 31st Avenue, including relocation of public utilities. Permitted through the City of Tacoma. The project was completed spring of 2013.

31st Street Rehabilitation Project, Tacoma 31st Street is a failed road that will be repaved, establish curb and stormwater facilities, street trees, and relocation of public utilities. Permitted through the City of Tacoma. The project is in the design and engineering phase and is slated to begin in Spring 2015. Wilkeson Hatchery Access Roads Project This project included rehabilitation and stabilization of an unpaved road critical for fisheries access. Amenities include paving the road, building retaining walls, fencing, and lighting. The project was completed in the fall of 2013. Grandview Avenue/East R Street Construction Project, Tacoma The project involved construction of an access road off of Grandview Avenue for the Grandview Learning Center due to safety concerns related to increased traffic projections, and includes installation of a storm water conveyance system from Grandview Avenue to 32nd Street. In 2009, activities related to this project included preliminary engineering, design, NEPA, right of way and completion of plans for the access road. The

stormwater conveyance has been installed, and the project was completed in September 2012. Transportation Planning and Collaboration with State and Local Governments s East Side Community Projects: Tribal staff is working with the City of Tacoma with respect to long-range transportation planning involving several city streets. s Additional Transportation Planning and Administration: Tribal staff works in collaboration with a number of federal, state and local government agencies to plan and administer transportation projects in the region. s Inspection Services: The Puyallup Tribe pays for City of Tacoma inspectors for both the R Street and Grandview projects, fees to exceed $100,000. s Port of Tacoma Emergency Response ITS Study: The Puyallup Tribe has committed $75,000 to partner with the City of Tacoma, Port of Tacoma, and local port businesses to study emergency vehicle response in the Port of Tacoma tide flats area to address safety concerns and increase local police & fire response.

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SOUTHERN COMFORT. (upper left) Aaron Mohs-Hale portrays B Flat, narrator and go-between in the TLT's production of Pamela Parker's play

"Second Samuel." (upper right) US (Jimmy Shields) has a moment with B Flat. (lower left) The ladies of the beauty shop are (l to r) Ruby (Ellen Peters), Marcela (Neicie Packer), Omaha ( Diana George), and Jimmy Deeanne (Jill Heinecke). (lower right) The men folk at the "Bait n' Brew:" (l to r) Mansel (Bob Yount), Frisky (Kerry Bringman), US (Jimmy Shields), Mr. Mozel (Tom Birkeland), and B Flat (Aaron Mohs-Hale).

By Dave R. Davison


econd Samuel” is not the most exciting title for a play. A production by that name, however, is currently running at Tacoma Little Theater. Penned by playwright Pamela Parker and directed by Chris Serface, “Second Samuel” has nothing to do with the biblical text that tells of the reign of King David. Here, Second Samuel is the name of a fictitious town in Georgia. (Early on, the narrator explains that General Sherman burned down the first town of Samuel during the Civil War and a second town had to be built from the ground up.) If the title does not inspire confidence, neither does the setting: the Deep South in the late 1940s. Are we going to have to endure another sour, sun-scorched tale in the vein of Flannery O’Connor? Hopes were not high for this one.

That is why we just have to learn to trust in the people who pick through all the available plays and let them come up with something for their audiences to enjoy. More often than not, they come through. And TLT delivers the goods with their production of “Second Samuel.” All decked out in checkered dresses, overalls and suspenders, the characters populate a stage, the centerpiece of which, is an old screen door leading out to a big, Southernstyle front porch. After an introduction by the narrator, the town “simpleton,” who goes by the name B Flat, the play very quickly begins to simmer along. The engaging, goodhumored characters soon have the audience hooked. The story progresses via a rather unique device of presenting a series of rolling vignettes that bounce back and fourth between the beauty shop (the female realm) and a bar called “The Bait n’ Brew” (they sell both earthworms and whiskey) where the men hang out. These vignettes are humorous, often ending in a pithy punch line.

While action takes place in one realm, the actors in the other realm hold position as if frozen in time. Through this series of vignettes that keep the audience burbling along with laughter, there unfolds a story of the death of one Miss Gertrude. Miss Gertrude, it turns out, had been a force for good in the town. Through the reminiscing of the characters, it is apparent that Miss Gertrude’s friendship extended beyond social boundaries such as race, class and age. Her fidelity to friends and her general state of happiness seems to have radiated out though the town, beneficially impacting the lives of those around her. The townsfolk, however, discover that the departed Miss Gertrude had been keeping a secret and the characters are forced to reassess the place that she had among them. The play deals with issues of identity and of relationships between people as unique individuals (as opposed to relationships between people as members of a race, class or gender.) q See SECOND SAMUEL/ page B2

THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE CELLO DEBUT Alistair MacRae takes his beloved cello to some unlikely places. In days past you might have found University of Puget Sound’s new cello professor sweeping his bow alongside German rock band The Scorpions or performing beside American tap dancer Savion Glover. More often, though, MacRae is devoted to the sheer beauty of music from the classical genre, and it is with this passion in mind that he instructs students in Puget Sound’s School of Music. He will give his debut solo performance, “Songs and Dances for Cello,” on Friday, Feb. 5, starting at 7:30 p.m., in Schneebeck Concert Hall. He will be accompanied by the university’s chair of piano, Duane Hulbert. Tickets: tickets. or (253) 879.3100.

TWO YOUTH CHOIR South Sound Youth Choir is looking for singers in 3rd through 8th grades who want to have a great time making music with friends and learning about music. Megan Oberfield teaches healthy vocal technique, music reading, and singing games as we prepare unison to four-part choral music for the concert stage and festivals. Weekly rehearsals are Mondays from 4:30-6 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church beginning Feb. 1. Tuition is $75/month. 15 singers needed to begin. Visit to learn more.

THREE VALENTINES’ DAY Do something special for your sweetie and don’t worry about last minute shopping, because you’ll find the perfect Valentine’s

Day gift during Hilltop Artists Valentine’s sale. From 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 10, the Jason Lee Middle School gallery, 602 N. Sprague Ave., will be open for glass sales. Students have been working hard to create special Valentine’s Day themed glass art, so shoppers are sure to find something to fall in love with and take home.

FOUR ‘RING OF FIRE’ From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes “Ring of Fire” at Centerstage Theatre, a unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and the title tune – paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black…a salute to a uniquely American

legend. Though he is never impersonated, Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music. 3200 SW Dash Point Rd., Federal Way. Info: or (253) 661-1444.

FIVE CULTURAL HERITAGE CHOIR With ears and tears, eyes and hearts, Tacomans will experience the rich musical traditions of African American roots music, when Grammynominated Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir take the stage on Friday, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. at Kilworth Chapel, University of Puget Sound. The ensemble delves deeply into the diverse resources of African-American roots music and presents the traditions of call and response and the rhythms that drive the music, including Work Songs, Spirituals, Children’s Play Songs, Field Hollers, Moans, Ring Shouts and Plantation Dances. Tickets are available at the UPS Information Center and at the door, $6, general admission.

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SAGES IN OVERALLS. Doc (Michael Dresdner) (left) has a moment with B Flat in TLT's "Second Samuel."

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Because the drama unfolds through rolling, humorous vignettes, the audience is moved to laughter while simultaneously caught up in the pathos of the human condition. This strong doubling of emotions is a masterful design on the part of the playwright. TLT’s cast and crew very successfully elicit this complex emotional response in the audience. The cast is strong throughout the performance, which bubbles along and is over before you know it. Aaron Mohs-Hale is great as B Flat, the special needs person that is caught in a kind of perpetual childhood. B Flat, the archtypal “wise fool,� is able to navigate between the realm of the women and the realm of the men. His two best friends are the late Miss Gertrude and US, the sole African American character in the play. As narrator, B Flat also functions as the medium between the audience and the characters in the play. Kerry Bringman plays the amiable and independent thinking Frisky, who refuses to let racial proprieties affect his friendship with US. US, played by Jimmy Shields, is a man so good that he borders on saintliness. Bob Yount plays the somewhat sneaky Mansel who is married to belligerent, fiery, quick-witted Marcela, played by Neicie Packer. Veteran actor Tom Birkeland tackles the role of cantankerous old Mr. Mozel, the one character that echoes the racist tendencies that are commonly associated with the Deep South. Diana George portrays sometimes

bubbly, sometimes snide Omaha, wife of Frisky. Omaha runs the beauty shop and is assisted by mousey Ruby, played by Ellen Peters. The self-important, snooty yet gullible Jimmy Deeanne is acted by Jill Heinecke. Doc, the majestic and wise man who is both the town doctor and feed store proprietor is played by Michael Dresdner. And June, the somewhat slippery dude that runs the mortuary, is well played by Marc Carvajal. There is not a weak link in the cast. The set, designed by Lex Gernon and built by Blake R. York, as well as Niclas R. Olson’s subtle lighting and Michele Graves’ costumes all serve to conjure up the time and place of the story. The characters in Second Samuel are all so good, that one begins to question whether this is not a sugarcoated, Norman Rockwell version of life in the Deep South. Parker, the playwright, however, was raised by her grandparents in a small town in Georgia and should therefore have a good idea of what she’s talking about. It is just as likely that the conventional, contemporary view of small town life in the Deep South is overly cynical and dark: a place of grinding poverty and relentless racial prejudice. Probably the truth is variable depending on the unique circumstance of each situation. Entertaining and uplifting, TLT’s production of “Second Samuel� turns out to be quite a pleasant surprise. The play runs through Feb. 7. For further information, call (253) 272-2281 or visit

Many of you out there are no doubt familiar with Tacoma artist Teddy Haggarty. The quintessential eccentric painter, Haggarty was once upon a time encountered frequently at his favorite watering holes (Bob’s Java Jive, Dawson’s Tavern, the now defunct Tempest Lounge to name a few). He was always there with his sketchpad and a motley assortment of pens, markers, crayons and color pencils. Throughout the evening, he would draw stylized portraits of the people that he saw. If you were lucky enough to be one of his subjects, he would rip the portrait out of his pad and give it to you when it was done. There must be hundreds if not thousands of these Haggarty originals in homes all over town – treasures given away by an artistically rich man. I’ve heard it said, however, that Haggarty does not do these free, impromptu portraits as much as he used to. It also seems as if he is much less frequently encountered around town; or perhaps I just don’t get out enough or go to the right establishments. It was a delight to recently stumble across a show of a couple hundred of Haggarty’s works at a new bar in the Oakland neighborhood. Delia’s Oakland Lounge (formerly the Seafarer’s Bar) at 3878 Center St. has a vast array of Haggarty’s pictures hung salon style in the back two rooms of the bustling establishment. Haggarty is the artist that decorated the interiors of such places as Jazzbones and Bob’s Java Jive. (Rumor has it that he’s a favorite of Alec Baldwin too.) Now here it is again, all new stuff by one of Tacoma’s most memorable artists. The show at Delia’s is called “Double or Nothing.� There are many of Haggarty’s iconic mermaids and amorphous unicorns. There are flowers and free-floating eyeballs and long-legged birds. Many of the canvases have nothing but line drawings. Others are fleshed out with brilliant color. There are several four-panel pictures of the happy unicorns. Some of Haggarty’s idiosyncratic portraits are present in the show as well. There is also a selection of things in a new direction: abstract scribblings and free-form compositions. Often the works are on sheets torn out of the sketchpad,



Haggarty's barroom portraits of random people are what the artist is perhaps known for. A large show of new work is on display at Delia's Lounge.

pasted to the canvas and slathered with varnish. Despite being under new management, Delia’s has maintained its neighborhood bar look and feel. It is, however, friendly and inviting inside. Delia was the strong-willed matriarch of the family that now runs the place. The beverage selection is wide and the bar food is both unique and delicious. Pizza is the house specialty. The dough is hand tossed and the sauce is homemade. There are some culinary concoctions that sound crazy but reportedly taste delicious. Ever heard of pizza with raspberries, mandarin oranges, goat cheese, and Sriracha sauce? I had delicious fry bread smothered in melted cheese. Great art and great food are to be had. Haggarty’s art at Delia’s is a reprise to a little golden age of Tacoma, from not that long ago, that seemed to vanish like the morning dew.


One of the things everyone is searching for in life is a neighborhood bar where everybody knows your name. Billy B’s Pub and Grub, located at 1213 S. 56th St., is looking to be that place under the leadership of owner Dave Peluso. “I grew up in South Tacoma. I stayed in South Tacoma and I felt there was a need for a good neighborhood bar in the area, some place where people could come and feel comfortable, have an honest drink and good food. Basically, I think I’ve accomplished that,� Peluso said. “We’re that kind of neighborhood bar that aspires to be a comfortable place for people to come.� Along with a friendly atmosphere, Billy B’s offers 10 different beers on tap, both craft and domestic. The bar is named after one of Peluso’s college friends who passed

away. His friendly demeanor is something Peluso wanted his bar to exude. Billy B’s has been open since July 2010, and for the past six years the team has been developing a rapport with South Tacoma. The bar has begun to serve as a meeting place for Tacomans interested in the goings-on of their city. “I think Tacoma needs places like Billy B’s. It’s a great place for people to get together and talk about what’s going on in the city. It’s a gathering place and it’s a good meeting place,� Peluso said. Along with their drinks and social gatherings, Billy B’s tries to put on dinner events every Thursday. Last week featured meatloaf and mashed potatoes, just like your mom used to make. Peluso believes his bar is a place for everyone and as long as you respect others, Peluso and his team will make a home for you. “Respect yourself and other people and we wel-

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Museums of the Week: 1701 Pacific Ave. Tues.–Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free Third Thursday 5-8 p.m. Mission: Connecting people through art. Tacoma Art Museum serves the diverse communities of the Northwest through its collection, exhibitions, and learning programs, emphasizing art and artists of the Northwest and the broader western region. Vision: To be a national model for regional museums by creating a dynamic museum that engages, inspires, and builds community through art. JAN


This week at TAM:

Opening Jan. 30 Painted Journeys: The Art of John Mix Stanley Reviving the work of John Mix Stanley as a leading 19th Century American artist, this exhibition brings together, for the first time, works representing every aspect of his remarkable artistic career. Show runs through May 1.

1801 Dock St. Mon. through Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Third Thursday of each month: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Free admission: 5-8 p.m. Info:


GNARLY. Ric Hall's painted clumps of wood pruned from apple trees are one of many eye-catching delights at B2 Fine Art's "Winter Pop-up Exhibition." By Dave R. Davison

Beginning its sixth year in existence, B2 (“bee-squared”) Fine Art Gallery is still going strong, putting together great shows by some of the region’s best artists. The gallery is currently running its “Winter Pop-up Exhibition,” featuring three-dimensional works by Ric Hall, Shannon Weber, Steve Sauer, Sharon Feeney, Mary Hosick and Patty McPhee. The show, which runs through Feb. 13, has a great array of very organic, sculptural work that can cause a viewer to lose all track of time. Ric Hall is generally known for the collaborative pastel paintings that he does with partner in crime Ron Schmitt. Together they do a kind of cubist surrealism. In the Winter Pop-up, however, Hall contributes his own solo work: a series of wild sculptures that consist of the knots and twigs collected from the prunings of apple trees. These gnarled coagulations of woody material are painted in fantastic patterns of muted colors. Some emerge as weird little gnome-like critters that cringe and crouch and stand on their heads. Hall mentions the use of a phenomenon called pareidolia, the habit of the human mind that causes us to see faces in clouds, wood grains, water stains and the like. Here, Hall brings out the little faces that appear out of the crumpled lumps of apple wood. It is worth a trip to B2 just to witness these mystical, magical clumps mounted of their pedestals. There is a whole lot more to see, however. Shannon Weber is a weaver of

non-traditional materials. She makes baskets and balls and boat-like constructions using materials like kelp, charred wood, sea grass, waxed thread and found washers. She achieves compositions of color and texture that are the perfect blend of the human hand and the natural material. Steve Sauer, the great Port Angeles potter, has a batch of his wood fired vessels in the show. Most impressive are his jagged-rimmed “fertility vessels.” The female vessel is spacious and full. Several upright male vessels stand nearby in a stately row. Sauer’s tea bowls are a study in the texture and organic color that emerges as part of the gestational magic of the wood fired kiln. Stone carver Sharon Feeney explores the properties of a wide variety of minerals in her sculptures. Her “Stone Spirit,” a face carved in black stone, is a powerful presence. Sculptor Patty McPhee works in a similar vein to that of Feeney, using a variety of materials from which to carve her rounded faces and blossoms. Mary Hosick is successful in combining pottery with fiber art. Slots are cut into the flanks of her wheel-thrown vessels. Lengths of felted wool are woven into the sides of the pots to create vessels that are a musical blend of color and texture. B2 Gallery also deals in African and Asian antiques. The gallery will be hosting an antique sale in their exhibition area on Jan. 30 and 31. The Winter Pop-up Exhibition is a chance to see some truly unique work that really attracts and holds one’s attention. For further information visit

The Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions. JAN


This week at MOG:

Jan. 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jan. 31 noon to 5 p.m. Make You Own Glass Heart Workshops

Hilltop Artists will be in the Hot Shop ready to help participants create their own heart paperweight for Valentine’s Day. Workshop participants will be selecting color and shaping their heart. Must be 12+ to participate. Limited number of 30-minute appointments can be reserved with pre-payment. Make your reservation by calling (253) 284-4719 or sign up at the Museum admissions desk. Shipping available for an additional fee. No refunds. $50 per person/$35 MOG members.

Feb. 3rd through 14th Valentine’s Store Sale

The Museum of Glass Store will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special jewelry sale from Feb. 3-14. Visitors can enjoy 20 percent off select jewelry (30 percent for Museum members). Choose from necklaces, bracelets, and earrings from jewelry artists such as Alicia Niles and Ayala Bar. Niles’ colorful beaded pieces (left) are inspired by the natural world, her passion for gardening, and her love of the sea – a perfect gift for any Pacific Northwest nature lover! Bar’s jewelry also uses beads, often combined with tassels and metals – another option for a colorful gift that will delight loved ones.



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LIL RIPP HAS BIG PLANS FOR TACOMA By Josh Rizeberg Tacoma Weekly

Terrell Lewis a.k.a. Lil Ripp is a 21-year-old Renaissance Man. He is a talented young leader who excels in business, fashion, music, graphic design, event planning, promotion and even basketball. There could be even more things he is good at, but he is pretty humble and practically blushes and clams up when asked to talk about his talents. In 2012, the 18 year-old kid released “Tac City� and catapulted himself to the top of the Tacoma rap scene. Since then he has had a clothing store, became one of the biggest Hip-Hop artists in the region and even played basketball on the collegiate level. Recently in the last part of 2015 and now into 2016 he has been on fire, selling out shows with crowds reaching 400 plus. This current monster-run is to promote his latest album “Pre-Funk,� released in 2015, available for free on his soundcloud. Ripp’s next show is at The Town, Sunday Jan 31, 8 p.m., $10/cover, and is an all-ages event. I sat down and talked to Lil Ripp about his latest surge of creative activity. One thing that sets Lil Ripp apart from other artists his age is that he has some big cosigns. Lil Ripp has a close relationship with Chris Crayzie, Pepe Loco, King Leez, Nipsey Hustle, Mr. Network and Peter James (Rest in Peace). It is not that he is next in line; artistically, they are peers. Ripp is just the youngest artist in the current crop of popular Hip-Hop artists in our Northwest Region. Lil Ripp credits these connections to his neighborhood, Hilltop, and him being a real guy from Tacoma. Ripp says, “I knew all those people from the Neighborhood and the streets. I’m really from here. Those people had my back before I even started to do music.� It is evident Lil Ripp is more than just a Hip-Hop artist. He has love for his community and culture. When I asked

him what was next for his career, instead of talking about his next album or some feature with a national artist, Ripp explained, “I want to plan and throw monthly showcases and shows for other hungry, young, talented, up and coming artists who need quality exposure. I really want to have big all-ages shows.� More proof of the commitment Lil Ripp has to his people and our community is how he has stepped-up to help his cousin, Leon Mitchell, in his recent bout with internet memes and cyber-bullying. For those not in the K.N.O.E. (know), Leon is a young cancer survivor, father, motivational speaker and creator of the popular clothing baring the acronym K.N.O.E. (Knot Now Or Ever). Knot Now Or Ever is Leon Mitchell’s mantra that he and his family have used to overcome and beat cancer. He turned this tag-line into a way of life that he teaches others. Someone on the internet uploaded a picture of Steph Curry the basketball player and Leon Mitchell with the name “Meth Curry.� This was in reference to Leon’s physical appearance in which his cancer treatment has affected his appearance. Lil Ripp rallied Tacoma and the Hip-Hop community in support of Leon Mitchell. Ripp created his own meme, which showed the inspirational truth behind Mr. Mitchell’s survival and life. Within a day, the courageous action of Lil Ripp had nearly all of the local news, and even some national news outlets interviewing Mitchell and spreading the powerful message of Mitchell’s life. Lil Ripp told me, “I always knew I wanted to be more than just an artist. What is most important to me is going to school and getting my business degree, being a successful business man and helping my friends and family.� With his recent crusade to help his friend and his commitment to Tacoma Hip-Hop, Lil Ripp is already more than just an artist, he is a leader and a positive role model for the even younger artists trying to come up and be the next Lil Ripp.



MARK YOUR CALENDARS: ROCK HALL THREE FOR ALL Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick are hitting the road together this summer, and their forthcoming tour includes a stop at Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre on Aug. 26. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. that day, and tickets went on sale last week with prices $26.50 to $101; for further details on that and these other hot tickets, except where otherwise indicated.

• Peter Frampton: 7 p.m. March 26, Pantages Theater, $55 to $129;

• Brad Paisley with Eric Paslay: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Tacoma Dome, $29.75 to $65.

• Aimee Mann with Billy Collins: 7:30 p.m. April 22, Pantages Theater, $29 to $79; www.

• Air Supply: 8 p.m. Feb. 13, Emerald Queen Casino, $30 to $75. • Metal Church with Sin Circus, No Avail, Boneshaker and Chasing the Bullet: 5 p.m. Feb. 20, Louie G’s Pizza, Fife, $25; • Marvel Universe Live: 7 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 27, 1 and 5 p.m. Feb. 28, Tacoma Dome, $28 to $80. • Black Violin: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Pantages Theater, $19 to $39; • Blue Oyster Cult: 8 p.m. Feb. 27, Emerald Queen Casino, $25 to $55. • Jennifer Nettles: 8 p.m. March 3, Emerald Queen Casino, $40 to $110. • Kimya Dawson with Lobsana and Pig Snout: 8 p.m. March 12, Real Art Tacoma, $9; www.etix. com. • Lyle Lovett with Robert Earl Keen: 7:30 p.m. March 22, Pantages Theater, $39 to $110; www.

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• Jeff Dunham: 3 p.m. April 10, Tacoma Dome, $27. • Iron Maiden with The Raven Age: 7:50 p.m. April 11, Tacoma Dome, $36.95 to $86.95.

• Buddy Guy: 7:30 p.m. May 25, Pantages Theater, $34 to $110; • Ladies Night Out, vol. 7 featuring Tevin Campbell, El Debarge, Silk and more: 7:30 p.m. May 28, Showare Center, Kent, $32; tickets. • Arsenio Hall: 7:30 p.m. June 4, Pantages Theater, $19 to $69; • Micro Wrestling Federation: 6 p.m. June 5, Jazzbones, $15; • Dixie Chicks: 7 p.m. July 8, White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, $76 to $136.


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Local jazz favorite Ed Taylor has started a new residency at G. Donnalson’s wine bar with his next performances scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29 and 30. Taylor described his new gig as being “kind of like ‘Saturday Night Live.’ It’s the same show, but they might get a different host every week. So it’ll be the same thing, but we’ll learn how to read other people’s charts. Like maybe I can get a Kareem Kandi to come play with my band, or maybe I can get, I don’t know, Jerry Miller – just a local, known artist and some Seattle artists to come down. But they would be more like smooth jazz artists type stuff.” G. Donnalson’s is located at 3814 N. 26th St., in Proctor. There is no cover charge for live music events, which also include jazz piano with Al Gord at 7 p.m. Thursday nights. To learn more, call (253) 761-8015 or visit – Ernest A. Jasmin, Tacoma Weekly






MONDAY, FEB. 1 JAZZBONES: Polyrhythmics (Afrobeat, funk, Latin) 8 p.m., $8-$12

B SHARP COFFEE: McTuff (jazz) 8 p.m., NC-$10, AA DAWSON’S: Junkyard Jane (“Swampabilly” blues, Americana) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: Ed Taylor (smooth jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC REAL ART TACOMA: Oblivion, Wreck, Of Feather and Bone, Gate Creeper, Lower Species (metal, rock) 6:30 p.m., $9-$12, AA THE SWISS: Bam (rock) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: Tommy Johnagin (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $16-$20, 18+ early show THE VALLEY: The Purrs, Battersea and guests (alternative, power-pop) 9 p.m., NC

SATURDAY, JAN. 30 REAL ART TACOMA: The Purrs, Wheelies, The Pronouns, Valley Queen (indie-rock, power-pop) 8 p.m., AA


NAILED IT. Soul/rock singer, songwriter and

recording artist Amber Sweeney wowed audiences with her rendition of the National Anthem.

Semi-finalists will receive four gate tickets to the Spring Fair, plus six gate tickets to the Washington State Fair. Judges will select the top 20 entries from the second round, as well as one wild card entry selected by the public. Three alternates will also be selected. Each winner will perform the national anthem at one of the 2016 Washington State Fair concerts and rodeo events. The 21 grand prize winners will receive onenight double occupancy standard hotel accommodations for winners who live outside a 100-mile radius of the Washington State Fair Event Center, six tickets to the concert or rodeo performance for which they are performing the national anthem, $200 cash and a Fair gift bag.









For more info about the Sept. 2-25, Washington State Fair (closed Tuesdays), visit www.thefair. com. – Tacoma Weekly staff

B SHARP COFFEE: The 322 Jazz Collective (jazz jam) 8 p.m., $7, AA DAWSON’S: Junkyard Jane (“Swampabilly” blues, Americana) 8 p.m., NC G. DONNALSON’S: Ed Taylor (smooth jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: ILLFIGHTYOU, Da$h, Binge, Jaixjrm (hip-hop) 9 p.m., $10-$15 THE SPAR: Silver Ships (Americana) 8 p.m., NC THE SWISS: DJ Switch (DJ dance) 9 p.m., $5-$10 TACOMA COMEDY: Tommy Johnagin (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $16-$20, 18+ early show THE VALLEY: Cloud Person, Jakob Jess Band (indie-rock) 9 p.m., NC

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DAWSON’S: Heather Jones and the Groove Masters (R&B, soul) 8 p.m., NC

JAZZBONES: Rockaroke (live band karaoke) 9 p.m., NC THE VALLEY: Aquifer and guests (hip-hop) 8 p.m., NC

TUESDAY, FEB. 2 NORTHERN PACIFIC: Stingy Brim Slim (blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA

ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3, AA DAVE’S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (blues, rock) 7 p.m., NC DAWSON’S: Brian Feist and Doug Skoog (blues) 8 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Ha Ha Tuesday (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $5 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (open mic) 8 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Graduation Show with Adam Norwest and Cory Michaelis (comedy) 7:30 p.m., $10-$14, 18+ TACOMA DOME: AC/DC (classic rock) 8 p.m., $99-$140, AA THE VALLEY: Grit City Podcast presents First Tuesday Comedy Showcase, 8:30 p.m., NC

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3 JAZZBONES: John Wayne and the Pain (reggae, rock) 8 p.m., $7

DAWSON’S: Linda Myers Band (R&B, blues, jazz) 8 p.m., NC HARMON TAPROOM: Open mic with Steve Stefanowicz, 7 p.m., NC NORTHERN PACIFIC: Open mic, 7:30 p.m., NC, AA STONEGATE: Dave Nichols’ Hump Day Jam, 8:30 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+ TOWER BAR & GRILL: Michelle Beaudry (jazz guitar) 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 4 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC NORTHERN PACIFIC: Geriatric Jazz (jazz) 11 a.m., NC, AA O’MALLEY’S: Comedy open mic, 8:30 p.m., NC THE SPAR: Paul Green and Straight Shot (blues) 7 p.m., NC TACOMA COMEDY: Jose’s Ha Ha Ha Show (comedy) 8 p.m., $10-$14, 18+

G. DONNALSON’S: Al Jord (jazz) 7 p.m., NC, AA TACOMA COMEDY: Kyle Kinane (comedy) 8 p.m., $12-$16, 18+

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SINGERS NEEDED TO TRY OUT FOR ‘O SAY CAN YOU SING?’ COMPETITION Can you hold a note better than Carl Lewis? Can you remember the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” better than Christina Aguilera? Then you may already be on the road to becoming the next Jacqueline Pearson. Pearson got concerts at the Washington State Fair grandstand started on a patriotic note for years, followed by Jennifer Lauer until 2014. Now, Fair organizers are looking for more fresh faces to do the honors at this year’s Fair, which will be held from Sept. 2-25 at the Washington State Fair & Events Center in Puyallup. Organizers are accepting submissions for their second annual “O Say Can You Sing?” competition, which will give 21 performers a shot in the spotlight. “They would get to perform the National Anthem before our big events, like our concerts and rodeos,” said Symone Littlefield, the Fair’s public relations coordinator. Both vocal groups, individuals and instrumental entries will be accepted in the contest. Video entries can be uploaded on YouTube or submitted by mail. An outline of the official contest rules and procedures, plus complete lyrics of the first verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner” are found at: No entry fee is required. After the Feb. 19 deadline, the first round will be screened by a panel of judges, which will be looking for overall appeal of the vocal or instrumental performance, and lyrical accuracy. The top 40 entries will move on to the semi-final round, where they will perform live at the grandstand during the Washington State Spring Fair, which will be held from April 14-17 this year.

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TW PICK: ROBIN SPIELBERG Fri., Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway

Robin Spielberg is among the most beloved pianists and composers touring today. Well known for her expressive, lyrical performances, she thrills audiences as she brings traditional, classic, original and popular music to life. Her talents create a visceral musical experience. With an impressive hundreds of thousands of recordings sold, she’s a Steinway Artist that has won the hearts of listeners from around the world with her compelling melodies and sensitive piano techniques. A prolific composer, Spielberg has 16 recordings to her credit and appears on over 40 compilations around the world. Her discography includes albums of original piano solos, arrangements of American standards, original pieces for piano/ensemble, recordings for the holidays, a CD of American melodies and a CD of lullabies. Presented with support from the Tacoma Philharmonic Endowment. Tickets: $19, $36, $49. Info: OUT OF THE COLD, INTO THE ART Fri., Jan. 29, 8 a.m. Catholic Community Services, 1323 S. Yakima Ave. Rainier League of Arts Show, “Out of the Cold, Into the Art,” in now on view at Catholic Community Services’ Tahoma Center Gallery. Price: Free. Info: (253) 9260329 TACOMA HOME & GARDEN SHOW Fri., Jan. 29, 11 a.m. Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St. The 33rd annual Tacoma Home & Garden Show features more than 500 exhibitors, the popular Vintage Market, around-the-clock how-to seminars and more. Price: $12; children free. Info: (253) 272-3663

‘SECOND SAMUEL’ Fri., Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 North I St. It was a simpler time in the late 1940s, especially in South Georgia in a sleepy little town called Second Samuel. The Great Depression was quickly fading into memory, the war had been won and “Give ‘em Hell Harry” was still president. Life is tranquil in Second Samuel until the death of a beloved resident turns everything upside down and wrongside out. Price: $20-$24. Info: Info: (253) 272-2281 BINGO & KARAOKE Sat., Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. Allenmore Golf and Event Center, 2013 S. Cedar St. Every Saturday, Tacoma Elks host bingo at 6:30 p.m., and

karaoke at 8 p.m. in the sports bar. Come on down and have a great evening out with great people. Price: Free. Info:

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS Sat., Jan. 30, 8-9:30 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave. S. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of the way we used to eat. Through shared experience and mutual support, we help each other to recover from the disease of food addiction. Our program of recovery is based on the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Price: Free. Info: (206) 979-0866 KID’S CLOTHNG/TOY SWAP Sat. Jan. 30, 12p.m. King’s Books, 218 St. Hellens Ave. Join us for our January Swap. Items include kid’s clothes, toys, books, gear (carriers, seats, mats, high chairs, etc.). Ages 0-16. This swap is to help all families receive what they need for their kids while also reducing waste. It’s not for resale. You do not need to contribute items to attend. Price: Free. Info: (253) 272-8801 ARGENTINE TANGO INTERMEDIATE CLASSES Sun., Jan. 31, 2 p.m. Backstreet Tango, 3505 S. 14th St. Come learn at the only studio in town build specifically for the purpose of providing authentic social Argentine Tango instruction. Instruction is provided by only professional certified instructors. Increase your abilities

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age. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304 DISCOVER ART Tues., Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. Enjoy a story about a great artist. Be inspired and create your own artwork in that style. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304

BEHIND THE CURTAIN Sun., Jan. 31, 7 p.m. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave. This entertaining and informative presentation has been designed to enhance the theater going experience. In about 90 minutes, the cast and crew will present an informal, educational and enlightening introduction to the upcoming mainstage performance. Ages: All Ages. Price: Free. Info: (253) 565-6867

MINIMUM WAGE + BERNIE SANDERS Wed., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave. Join the Democratic Socialists as they welcome both Sarah Morken discussing the efforts to increase the minimum wage and John Adams reporting on the efforts to elect Bernie Sanders. Democratic Socialists organize for workers’ rights, living wages, healthcare for all. Price: Free. Info: (253) 272-8812

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION Mon., Feb. 1, 7-8 p.m. Tacoma Buddhist Temple, 1717 S. Fawcett Ave. Meditation every Monday evening from 7-8 p.m. at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple. Price: Free. Info: (253) 627-1417

UNRAVELING SICILY’S MYSTERIES Wed., Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Garfield Book Company, 208 Garfield St. S. Sarah Murdoch will give a presentation on the history of the Mediterranean island of Sicily. Focusing on the influences of the many conquering people groups, all of which formed the unique culture and cuisine of Sicily. Ages: Adults. Price: $15 walk-ins welcomed. Info: (253) 535-7665

SAVE MONEY, SAVE TIME, STOCK UP Mon., Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. Save money, save time, stock up. Make the most of your food budget with smart shopping and planning tips from Beverly Pogue, “The Homemaker’s Coach.” Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304 GET HELP WITH HEALTH INSURANCE Mon., Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. You can still apply for medical insurance. Talk to in-person assisters from Sea Mar Community Health Centers to find out if you are eligible for health insurance cover-

PLAYBLOCKS STORYTIME Thurs., Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m. Tacoma Public Library – Fern Hill, 765 S. 84th St. Kids up to 5 years old with an adult caregiver can enjoy storytime followed by playtime with mega blocks. Price: Free. Info: (253) 341-4724

For more details on these events and many more, visit and click on the “Calendar” link.

Christina Wheeler has been studying astrology for the past 22 years. She writes, creates, laughs too loud, and owns a store called The Nearsighted Narwhal in Tacoma, WA. If you ever want to chew the fat about astrology, contact her at

ARIES (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19) Diplomacy is the name of the game right now. You will need to be able to compromise but also stand up for yourself to a partner. Both sides of this coin are important, as they ensure that no one is being overlooked. Downplay your hair trigger temper and realize that we all just want to be happy. Find the middle ground.

LIBRA (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22) You define yourself by looking at how others mirror back your actions and attitudes. Partnerships have always been your thing, but it’s time that you start looking out for you first. It’s not selfish to take care of yourself and make sure your needs are met while you’re bending over backward. Let yourself be heard.

TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20) Emotional fulfillment can be easily found through charitable deeds and tasks done for others. Your empathy may be off the scales lately and all you want is to find ways to help others in need. You can best put these efforts in with someone you work with or someone you’re dating. Smile while you work for the greater good.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Positive transformations can happen regarding partnerships. Whatever you have put into a relationship is what will come back to you. If there are secrets being kept on either side, these will come to light. Though your freedom may be stifled, you may choose to stay committed. Recommit or seek closure.

GEMINI (May 21 – Jun. 20) You’ll be feeling all types of gentle toward someone you have a crush on or are dating. Someone has caught your eye and you feel a great upsurge of emotions toward them. Creative partnerships are highly likely during this period. You are inspired. You have found your muse. Now, go create something amazing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Business partnerships that are based on a sense of community and altruism take the lead in your life. You feel most happy when you are able to give back selflessly to your community. Though contributions may be small, they are still worth a lot. Continue to give and to know that you make a difference.

CANCER (Jun. 21 – Jul. 22) Mother figures and home and family may require a bit of compromise during this time. You may be overly accommodating just so you don’t rock the boat. While it’s fine to compromise and to please other people, make sure that you’re not going to lose yourself on the way. Your happiness comes first.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Career comes into sharper focus as you learn the delicate balance of compromise with a client, coworker or boss. A happy work environment is one where everyone is heard and the lines of communication are open. Make sure you are doing your part to keep the work flow going smoothly. Work smart, not hard.

LEO (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22) Communications with a loved one play an important role in your life at this time. Perhaps there are some issues that need to be hashed out and resolved with a partner that you’ve been putting off. There’s no time like the present to actively listen to find out exactly what they need from you. Listen with your heart.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Traveling to an exciting new place with a partner is highly likely. Sometimes there’s no greater joy in life than grabbing someone by the hand and taking them on an adventure. Not just for sightseeing and new experiences, but learning something about yourself on the way. Keep an open mind about yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22) You may be ready to luxuriate in the finer and aesthetically pleasing things life has to offer right now. A windfall may be coming your way through a partnership or marriage. Beautifying your home and making sure it functions to its greatest capacity is what will make you happy. Shop for all the bargains.

PISCES (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20) Sudden infatuations and obsessions may color your week. You may surprise yourself with how hard and fast you fall for some new, mysterious stranger. Or perhaps the feelings have reignited with someone from your past. Whomever it is, keep it a secret until you’re able to sort it all out.




















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TO: LUCY TOM In the Welfare of: H.,C DOB: 05/07/1998 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2016-0001 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an INITIAL Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404.

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IN COURT OF THE PUYALLUP TRIBE OF INDIANS BENITA OCHOA, Petitioner, Vs EARL YOUELL, JR., Respondent NO: PUY-CV-PO-2015-0165DV SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION The COURT OF THE OUYALLUP TRIBE OF INDIANS to: EARL YOUELL, JR. (respondent) YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMOND to appear on Tuesday February 09, 2016 at 11:00a.m., At the Court of the Puyallup Tribe on Indians, 1638 E. 29th Street, Tacoma, WA 98404 and respond to the petition filed against you pursuant to the provisions of the Domestic Violence Protection and Anti-Harassment Civil Code )PTC ch. 7.19). If you fail to respond, an order of protection will be issued against you for one (1) year from the date you are required to appear. A temporary order of protection has been issued against you, restraining you from the following: (contact the court for a complete copy of the Temporary Order) You are restrained from causing petitioner or any of the minor children residing with petitioner any physical harm, bodily injury, assault including sexual assault, and from molesting, harassing, threatening, or stalking the same. You are restrained from coming near or having any contact whatsoever with the parties, in person or through others, direct or indirectly. You are further restrained from entering the petitioner’s residence, school or place of employment. A copy of the petition, notice of hearing, and ex parte order for protection has been filed with the clerk of this court. DATED 01/07/16 Brandon Young, court Clerk TO: EARL YOUELL JR Case Style: CUSTODY Case Number: PUY-CV-CUST-2015-0164 Nature of Case: PARENTING PLAN YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to appear and respond to the Civil Complaint/Petition filed by the above named Petitioner in the Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, located at 1451 E 31st Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. A(n) Initial Hearing is scheduled at the above-named Court on March 3, 2016 at 1:30p.m. You must respond in writing to the civil complaint/ petition within twenty (20) days after the date of the first publication of this summons. You must serve a copy of your written answer on the Petitioner and file with this Court an affidavit of service. Failure to file a written response may result in a default judgment entered against you. The parties have the right to legal representation at their own expense and effort. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. Copies of the Civil Complaint/Petition and this Summons are available at the Court Clerk’s Office located at 1451 E. 31st St., Tacoma, WA 98404. If you have any questions, please contact the Court Clerk’s Office at (253) 680-5585. TO: SHELLYNE J. SQUALLY & RUSSELL C. JOHNS Sr. In the Welfare of: S-J., L DOB: 07/28/2007 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2015-0134 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Adjudication Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Adjudication Hearing on the 29th day of February, 2016 at 2:00 PM If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

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ABANDONED VEHICLE SALE Northwest Towing, at 2025 S 341st Pl, Federal Way on 2/1/2016. In compliance with the RCW46.55.130. at 2:00 p.m. Viewing of cars from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Registered Tow Number 5695. Cash Auction Only

TO: ROWENA LESSARD and KEVIN GEORGE Sr. In the Welfare of: G Sr., K DOB: 07/09/2007 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2015-0061 In the Welfare of: G, K. DOB: 08/29/2011 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2015-0060 In the Welfare of: G, L. DOB: 11/05/2009 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2015-0059 In the Welfare of: G, T. DOB: 05/30/2001 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2015-0058 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a REVIEW Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for a REVIEW Hearing on the 24TH day of MARCH, 2016 at 11:00 AM.

NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

In the Welfare of: C, M. DOB: 07/29/2014 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2015-0054

You are summoned to appear for a REVIEW Hearing on the 2ND day of JUNE, 2016 at 9:30AM If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.


In the Welfare of: D-E, L DOB: 03/20/2009 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2015-0041

You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 7th day of March, 2016 at 2:30 PM If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

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YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404.


You are summoned to appear for an INITIAL Hearing on the 22ND day of FEBRUARY, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an REVIEW Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404.

If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585.

Need safe farms or barns for indoor/ outdoor semiferal cats. They are fixed, vaccinated and de-wormed. Ages 9 mo. & up. Leave message at (253) 203-4608

Tiny Bird Rescue Sandy

New Year’s Resolution: Volunteer for Hospice You decided you want to volunteer your time, connect with others, and make a difference. All of that is possible volunteering with Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care. You can help us in many ways. Make a phone call, hold a hand, arrange some flowers, run an errand, or listen to life stories. Our comprehensive training includes access from your computer or portable device for your convenience. Our next training begins March 12th. To learn more or reserve your spot call 253-5347050.

Great Volunteer Opportunity

Make friends, have fun and help seniors with simple tasks. You’ll make a big difference by helping people maintain their independence. This is volunteering, not caregiving. Volunteers must be 55 or older, low income, serve 15 hrs/ wk and live in Pierce or Kitsap Counties. Drivers are especially needed. Benefits include hourly tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement. For information call Julie at Lutheran Community Services, Senior Companion Volunteer Program, (253) 722-5686.

COMET SURE IS A CUTIE! Featured Pet Comet is out of this world cute. The color of a nighttime sky with a starburst of white on his chest, this 4-year-old is making quite the impact at the shelter. A few barriers have stood in the way of Comet rocketing out of the Humane Society, however — namely a fractured canine tooth and the fact that the medium domestic shorthair is cage shy. Comet is also FIV positive (similar to human HIV/AIDS), meaning he’ll have to remain inside and be the only cat of the house. When afforded the time and space to come around, Comet enjoys attention and being petted. Make Comet the center of your universe today — #A495909.

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VOLUNTEERS Smile Looking for volunteers who want to share the passion of reading with a struggling reader! All-Star Readers is held Monday and Wednesdays 3:455:00 at Arlington Elementary School now through midJune. Contact Lori Ann Reeder, Program Manager at lreeder@tacoma. or 253571-1139 for specifics and to get started.

Build Success Many middle school students need your help with math homework and preparing for tests and quizzes in our after school program on Tuesdays at Baker Middle School. Be a part of their successful transition to high school by helping them with math now. Please contact Jenna Aynes at jaynes@tacoma. or 253571-5053 or Lori Ann Reeder lreeder@tacoma.k12. or 253-5711139 for specifics.

Build a Brighter Future. Help a Student Read Dedication and tireless efforts are making a difference in our community. Communities In Schools is looking for dedicated volunteers with an interest in tutoring 2nd grade readers or to assist in the Homework Club at Fern Hill Elementary School on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM. Please contact Judy Merritt @ 571-3873 or jmerrit@tacoma.k12. for specific information. Help Students Graduate.

The process of grooming kids for success can act as a powerful deterrent to dropping out of high school. Communities In Schools is looking for dedicated volunteers with an interest in tutoring 9-12 grade at Oakland High School. Students need assistance in Algebra, Basic Math and English Monday - Friday. Volunteers must be consistent, reliable and willing to share their knowledge in one of the above areas weekly. Please contact Leigh Butler @ 571-5136 or lbutler@tacoma. for more information.

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YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 23rd day of February, 2016 at 9:30 AM. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.750, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. Notice, pursuant to §7.04.740, If the parent(s), guardian or custodian fails to respond or appear for the formal adjudicatory hearing, the Court may find the parent(s), guardian or custodian in default, and enter a default order of child/family protection and order necessary intervention and appropriate steps the parent(s), guardian or custodian must follow to correct the underlying problem(s). Notice, pursuant to § 4.08.250, when a party against whom a judgment is sought fails to appear, plead, or otherwise defend within the time allowed, and that is shown to the Court by a motion and affidavit or testimony, the Court may enter an order of default and, without further notice to the party in default, enter a judgment granting the relief sought in the complaint.

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SERGIO HERNANDEZ Serving the Community Since 1991 Better Properties University Place/Fircrest (253) 431-2308


Completely remodeled w/over 200k in high end upgrades. 5 offices, private exits, shared executive conference room, kitchen w/dining area, lots of storage, and 15 parking stalls. One office could be used as apartment for out of state clients. ADA Accessible. Mall & 38th Street Exit. HOMES


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NOW LEASING 4008 S. Pine, Tacoma


Realtor, Windermere Professional Partners

MLS#: 857864 Area: Central Tacoma Beds: 8 Baths: 3 Heating & Cooling: Forced Air Water Heater: Gas/Basement Appliances: Dishwasher, Range/Oven, Refrigerator Interior Features: Double Pane/Storm Window, Dining Room, French Doors, High Tech Cabling, Walk-In Pantry Property Features: Cable TV, Deck, Gas Available

Unimproved land 2.20 acres, 2 parcels each is 1.10 acres, 4053 & 4054, slopping has not been logged and there is a non-exclusive easement for ingress and egress. Property has been incorporated by Milton all building and land use fall under the Milton Municipal Code.

This is a commercial raw land the seller will lease or sale the property can be fenced completely for someone to store equipment or ??. 6000 Sq/Ft, .14 Acres commercial property tucked away between commercial vacant land. Abutting the Sound Transit RR. Pacific Hwy has a high traffic count. Close to all services and freeway. Seller will look at leasing the land and possibly fencing the perimeter. Owner contract terms available.

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Solid Financial LLC, Industrial (land) 5th Ave Ct NE & 66th Ave, Tacoma WA $330,000

12706 Pacific Hwy SW. Lakewood WA 98499 $120,000


3 Beds, 1 Bath, 1250 SF. Wonderful Victorian home that has easy commute to UPS & is close to Franklin elementary!!! Large covered front porch. Main floor bedroom. Both a living room & family room Large bedrooms. Breakfast bar & loads of storage in kitchen. Newer roof, storm windows, newer hot water tank & furnace. Great Value Fully fenced backyard and paved driveway. Fresh paint inside and out, new flooring, updated plumbing & electrical, and fully insulated! Plenty of room for your own touches! Super close to 6th Ave! MLS# 832899 $150,000

Carmen Neal Blue Emerald Real Estate 253-632-2920

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If I wouldn’t buy it, I won’t sell it to you and if I wouldn’t live in it, I won’t list it.

Shannon Agent Extraordinaire Ph: 253.691.1800 F: 253.761.1150

Advertise Your Real Estate Listing in the Pierce County Community Classifieds CALL


BUSINESSES OPPORTUNITIES COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS FOR SALE/LEASE POPULAR, WELL ESTABLISHED, VERY PROFITABLE EATERY, with Beer, Growlers, Wine & Liquor. Asking price $375,000. HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL LAKEWOOD CAFE, price, $199,000 with $100,000 down, owner will carry a contract, terms, negotiable. MEXICAN FAST FOOD Successful Franchise in Pierce County, 15 yrs. same location. $350k annual gross sales, excellent net. Asking $129,000, terms avail., Owner retiring. NON-FRANCHISE, VERY SUCCESSFUL & VERY PROFITABLE COFFEE SHOP CAFE FOR SALE. $125,000 with $75,000 down, owner’s contract.


OFFICE BUILDING WITH 6 SUITES, Close to Wright’s Park, ideal for Attorneys or Professional use. Asking Price $510,000, Terms. Suites are also available for Lease. p r i c e reduction

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LONGTIME ESTABLISHED POPULAR RESTR./LOUNGE Business for sale. $149,000 & size, 4,100 sq. ft. Huge reduction

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Lisa Taylor 253-232-5626

MLS#: 861135 Area: SE Tacoma Beds: 3 Baths: 1 Heating & Cooling: Forced Air Water Heater: Gas/Mudroom Appliances: Dishwasher, Range/Oven Interior Features: Double Pane/Storm Window, Dining Room Property Features: Cable TV, Deck, Fenced-Partially, Gas Available, High Speed Internet, Outbuildings, Patio

SAME OWNER: BARTENDING ACADEMY OF TACOMA, Since 1959, Very profitable, Training provided.

Michelle Anguiano 253-720-6525

RICHARD PICTON 253-581-6463 or ED PUNCHAK 253-224-7109

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