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COURTESY OF POINT DEFIANCE ZOO AND AQUARIUM
FISH. Metro Parks of Tacoma officials have unveiled a rendering of the new aquarium at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, which will be funded by the $198 million bond package voters approved in 2014.
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CONCEPT FOR NEW AQUARIUM NEW $48.5 MILLION AQUARIUM TO REPLACE CURRENT FACILITY BUILT IN 1963 CONSTRUCTION TO BE COVERED BY $198 MILLION PARKS BOND MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT: WWW.METROPARKSTACOMA.ORG/DESTINATIONPOINTDEFIANCE By Steve Dunkelberger firstname.lastname@example.org
embers of the public got a glimpse at Point Defiance’s much-anticipated redesign this week, and it promises to bring water-watching to
a new level. “We see it as a moderately-sized replacement, but it will feature technological advancements and enhanced visitor experiences that will make it ‘feel’ even larger and more impressive to our guests,” said Gary Geddes, Director of Zoological and Environmental Education for
Metro Parks Tacoma. The anchoring feature of the planned exhibit space is a clear tunnel visitors can walk through to see aquatic life swim around a 250,000-gallon exhibit tank without the need of a wet suit. The new, three-story facility will begin construction next summer with a planned opening in 2018. The $48.5 million aquarium will be built between the Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater and the Rocky Shores exhibit and span 34,000 square feet. Park officials unveiled the design concepts by the California-based engineering firm EHDD at public meetings on Sept. 28 and
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IN SESSION. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says defendant William Grisso’s complicated love life led to him killing his fiancé.
MURDER TRIAL OPENS FOR MAN CHARGED IN SHOOTING DEATH OF FIANCÉ By Heather Songer Special to the Tacoma Weekly
The murder trial for William Grisso convened on Sept. 22 with Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist delivering the opening statement. Grisso, 42, is charged with the 2014 shooting death of his fiancé Nancy Gardner, 45, whom he had reported missing. Gardner’s cell phone led detectives to her body in Belfair. “On the day of the murder, the defendant had a wife, a fiancé and a girlfriend,” Lindquist began. “He was separated from his wife, he was tired of his fiancé, and he wanted to be with his
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girlfriend.” According to Lindquist, the defendant’s complicated love life was simplified when he had his wife served with divorce papers and killed his fiancé – on the same day. “This may not sound like a good plan to us,” Lindquist said, “but that’s what the evidence will show.” According to testimony from officers, Grisso called police on June 30, 2014, and reported Gardner missing. Grisso said he saw Gardner that morning, but when he returned home from running errands, she was gone. Gardner’s keys, phone and wallet were still in the home. u See TRIAL / page A3
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WELCOME. When Chinese
President Xi Jinping visited Lincoln High School, members of the Abes football team presented him with a football and jersey as tokens of gratitude for his visit.
Twenty one years after he personally witnessed the establishment of Tacoma's Sister Cities relationship with Fuzhou as Chairman of the Standing Committee of Fuzhou Municipal People's Congress, Xi Jinping visited Tacoma, Wash. on Sept. 23 as president of China. "Since his visit in 1993, Tacoma has evolved into an u See VISIT / page A8
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RAIL. Increasing traffic at shipping terminals on the Tacoma Tideflats means Tacoma Rail operations are picking up.
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The slow times at Tacoma Rail, caused by the economic downturn of years passed, are gone as national and international shipping operations on the tideflats increase. That rise in traffic means the Tacoma Rail operations are chugging along at an increased pace. “We are slowly coming out of the Great Recessionary period,” Tacoma Rail Superintendent Dale King said.
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POTHOLE OF THE WEEK
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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 councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;pothole initiative.â&#x20AC;? In 2010, routine maintenance by Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of roads riddled with holes, and continue those efforts. While that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or return â&#x20AC;&#x201C; each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to SaveOurStreets@tacomaweekly.com. Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495. .+ ,
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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR GLENN ASH FOUNDER OF PIERCE COUNTY PRAYER BREAKFAST
Glenn Ash is remembered for bringing to Tacoma the largest religious event in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, the 1983 Billy Graham Crusade in the Tacoma Dome. Ash, who was crusade chairman, died Sept. 6 in Prescott, AZ, his home for the past eight years. He was 92. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Lemay Family Collection Foundation Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Spanaway. Tom Phillips of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will speak. Phillips directed the 1983 crusade. Ash considered his crusade role as his lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highlight. The crusade was sponsored by the Greater Tacoma Christian Laymenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outreach, of which Ash was the founding president. Ash and his associates in 1979 launched the Pierce County Prayer Breakfast in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. That event brought to Tacoma and Pierce County such speakers as author Josh McDowell, U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield of Oregon, author Charles Colson, astronaut Col. James Irwin, Army Chief of Staff Gen. John
Vessey Jr., NFL star Bill Glass of the 1964 champion Cleveland Browns, USAF Reserve Gen. author Jerry White, New York Yankees all-star 2nd baseman Bobby Richardson, NFL quarterback Jon Kitna and Dr. Billy Graham. Held each May for the past 37 years, the prayer breakfast draws more than 1,500 participants annually and is considered the second largest in the U.S. behind the National Prayer Breakfast. Ash and his wife, Mary, who died in May, moved to Arizona in the 1993 and resided in Yuma, Tucson and Prescott. He founded the Yuma County Prayer Breakfast, which continues after 22 years. In Pierce County, Ash was a successful businessman, community leader and youth sports sponsor. He was a founding member and president of the Bethel High School Booster Club, chairman of the Pierce County Library Board, Tacoma Bible Institute board member, Immanuel Baptist Church Sunday School teacher and superintendent and Life Center Assembly of God school board member. He was a Rotary Club of Tacoma Community Service Award recipient. For many years Ash sponsored youth sports teams and also sponsored, coached and played adult fastpitch.
Bulletin Board PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD ON HOW OIL TRAINS PUT TACOMA AT RISK On Oct. 13, Eric de Place will head to Tacoma to discuss how oil trains and other dirty energy proposals put Tacoma residents, and their wallets, at risk. Tacoma is now the Northwest city most threatened by oil trains. New Sightline research (daily.sightline.org) reveals that 80,000 barrels of crude oil per day are permitted to travel on a publicly owned railway into the heart of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s industrial area. In addition, another 15 loaded trains bound for north Puget Sound refineries can also pass through the city each week. No other urban center in the region plays host to so much oil train capacity inside city limits. In addition, a new proposal for a methanol refinery in Tacoma has recently gained media attention. Eric de Place will also explore the fundamentals of methanol facilities and what they mean for Tacoma and beyond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Thin Green Line: How Oil Trains Put Tacoma At Risk,â&#x20AC;? a presentation and Q&A with Sightline Institute policy director Eric de Place, will take place at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Milgard Assembly Room in William W. Philip Hall (WPH) at UW Tacoma, 1918 Pacific Ave. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is free and open to the public, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive early. Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. TACOMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY The Data Quality Campaign has announced Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) is a finalist for the 2015 Data Flashlight Awards. The district is recognized for its use of data to help boost graduation rates, as well as college level course participation rates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are excited to celebrate Tacoma Public Schools for empowering educators, parents, and the community with better information,â&#x20AC;? said Aimee Rogstad Guidera, president and CEO of the Data Quality Campaign. In 2010, the Tacoma Public Schools district was facing a graduation rate of 55 percent and every high school within its borders was declared a dropout factory. In 2012, TPS created a safe space for community members and school leaders to dig into less-than-perfect results and data. This paved the way for collaboration between school leaders and community partners to develop the Tacoma Whole Child Accountability System. It defines student success with multiple measures, creates a plan of action with key benchmarks, and provides a data system to support and report progress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since our districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adoption of the multiple measures accountability system, graduation rates have climbed 23 percent since 2010,â&#x20AC;? said Tacoma Public Schools Superintendent Carla Santorno. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Additionally, participation in college level courses has increased more than 20 percent in two years.â&#x20AC;?
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CHAMBER ANNOUNCES 2015 AWARD RECIPIENTS The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber recognized members who have set the standard for exemplary business practices. The selection committee, made up of volunteers, based their choices by following five criteria: staying power, growth in employees, evidence of contributions to community-oriented projects, innovativeness of product or service, and response to adversity. Nominees and recipients were honored at the SpotLight! on Business Awards on Sept. 23 at PJ Hummel & Co.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tin Can Alley. 2015 SpotLight! on Business Award Recipients: Small Business Award: Tacoma Musical Playhouse Medium Business Award: Feed Commodities, LLC Large Business Award: Point Ruston Non-Profit Organization Award: USO Northwest Minority Owned Business Award: Visiting Angels Veteran-Owned Business Award: Odd Otter Brewing Company Business Supporter of the Military Award presented by Harborstone Credit Union: The Geneva Foundation The Chamber applauds the award recipients and finalists for their contributions to the community and Pierce Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy. The Chamber extends its gratitude to Spotlight! on Business Awards Sponsors: Presenting Sponsors: CenturyLink and Business Health Trust Media Sponsor: ClearChannel Outdoor
After World War II service with the 43rd Infantry Division in Northern Luzon, The Philippines, he entered the auto sales business with co-ownership of Tacoma Auto Exchange. The company became active in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;War Assetsâ&#x20AC;? program aimed at selling surplus military heavy equipment and other vehicles to the public, and the business grew rapidly. In 1949 he formed Ash Motor Co. in Parkland and mounted a surplus Lockheed Ventura bomber on the office building roof, creating a local landmark. Ash Motors became Ash GMC in 1966; Ash retired and sold the dealership in 1975. The Ash family resided in Elk Plain near 260th and Mountain Highway on a 60-acre ranch. Breeding, raising and showing Arabian horses was a family focus during the 60s, 70s and 80s. Ash Arabians became known nationally. Ash was born in Wisconsin and moved with his family to Tenino in 1936. He graduated from Tenino High School and moved a short time later to Tacoma, where he secured a â&#x20AC;&#x153;lot boyâ&#x20AC;? job at a South Tacoma Way used car lot. After World War II commenced, he worked at Tacoma Shipyards and then enlisted in the Army. He is survived by four daughters, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
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BUFFALO SOLDIERS MUSEUM TO HOST CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNEY Come out and play golf Oct. 9 at one of the best courses in Western Washington with Seattle Sonics legend Slick Watts, Seattle Seahawks alumni Nesby Glasgow, Edwin Bailey, Charles Young and Super Bowl champion Oakland Raider Otis Sistrunk. The tournament is being sponsored by the Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum to help raise funds for educational development programs, museum improvements and community outreach. The tournament will take place at JBLM Eagles Pride Golf Course and is open to the general public. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The $80 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, hosted beverages, lunch, prizes and a 4:30 p.m. banquet with Grammy nominated bassist Charles Mack. Eagles Pride is open to the public and is located just west of I-5 off of Exit 116. Registration is located in Building 1529 and parking is free. Online sign-up is available at buffalosoldierstacoma. org or by calling (253) 272-4257. Sponsorships are also available. BUFFALO SOLDIERS ASSOCIATION HOLDS SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET The Greater Puget Sound Chapter of the Ninth and Tenth (Horse) Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers Association is commemorating Cathay Williams Day with a Scholarship Banquet on Oct. 10 from 6-10 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Masons Hall located at 817 S. Vassault St. Tacoma, WA 98465. Pastor Anthony Steele of Allen AME Church in Tacoma is the guest speaker. We celebrate "Cathay Williams" as the first woman to actually serve in the 38th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army. She hid her identity as a woman and enlisted in the Army and eventually was discovered to be a woman during a medical examination. Trooper Williams would eventually be honorably discharged after her term of service ended. African Americans have served proudly in every great American War. In 1866, through an act of congress, legislation was adopted to create six African American units. The units were identified as the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th and 41st Infantry Regiments. The four Regiments were later reorganized to form the 24th and the 25th Infantry Regiments. These fighting men represented the first Black professional soldiers in a peace time army. The nickname â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buffalo Soldiersâ&#x20AC;? began with the Cheyenne warriors in 1867. The actual Cheyenne translation was Wild Buffalo. This name was given out of respect for the fierce fighting ability of the 10th Calvary. Overtime, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buffalo Soldiersâ&#x20AC;? became a generic term for all African American soldiers. Please contact Trooper James Manning Association Historian at firstname.lastname@example.org or Trooper Sandra Turner Association Secretary at email@example.com to attend the banquet, to obtain a scholarship application, or donate WORKSHOP OFFERED ON CARING FOR NEIGHBORHOOD STORMWATER SYSTEMS Pierce County homeowners and homeowner association members are invited to a free workshop Oct. 7 to learn how to prepare neighborhood stormwater systems for the rainy season. The 2015 Community Stormwater Event runs from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Allmendinger building on the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, located at 2606 W. Pioneer Ave. in Puyallup. Homeowners will learn simple steps to maintain storm drains, swales and stormwater ponds located within their neighborhood. People can also win items in a drawing, including a line trimmer, catch basin, and storm drain maintenance service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By keeping neighborhood stormwater systems functioning properly, homeowners can reduce flooding and protect water quality.â&#x20AC;? said Dan Wrye, Pierce County Public Works water quality manager. Homeowners can register by calling (253) 798-2725,
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APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR CITY EVENTS AND RECOGNITIONS COMMITTEE Tacoma City Council is looking for applicants to fill one At-Large position, one position representing District 1, and one position representing District 2 on the City Events and Recognitions Committee (CERC). The nine-member committee consists of Tacoma residents, with representatives from each of Tacoma's five council districts, who bring a range of perspectives and expertise that focus on the City’s commitment to celebrate civic engagement and special observations. Committee members are recommended by the Economic Development Committee and appointed by the City Council. The CERC serves as an advisory and action committee on matters pertaining to City-hosted events and special recognition programs. The committee is responsible for planning, reviewing and evaluating events, engaging the community in its fundraising efforts, and soliciting corporate and private sponsorships to leverage funds for Cityhosted events such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and the City of Destiny Awards. For additional information on the CERC, please contact Kala Dralle at (253) 5732523 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Oct. 4, 2015. To apply, please visit cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Amanda Punsalan at (253) 591-5178, email@example.com, or the City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402. PHILANTHROPY SUMMIT FEATURES WORLD-RENOWNED SPEAKERS Association of Fundraising Professionals South Sound Chapter and the South Sound Planned Giving Council are thrilled to announce the 3rd annual South Sound Philanthropy Summit on Friday, Oct. 9. Development and planned giving professionals, financial planners and philanthropists from across the region will convene at Allenmore Elks Events Center, located at 2013 S. Cedar St. in Tacoma, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to “Unite to Unleash the Power of Philanthropy.” World-renowned keynote speakers include Dr. Russell James of Texas Tech University, presenting innovative research on how to utilize neurocognitive methods to encourage generosity, and Dr. Eddie Thompson of Thompson & Associates, sharing proven ways to convert prospective supporters into legacy donors. Kathi Littman, new
President and CEO of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation will address the role of community foundations in being catalysts for change. The Philanthropy Summit includes panels and round-table discussions hosted by local experts on topics such as planned and endowment giving, donor advised funds, social media, marketing and policy. Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. Cost is $135, and participants qualify for five CFRE credits. Register online at http:// bit.ly/1JQjMI5. The South Sound Philanthropy Summit is brought to you by the South Sound Planned Giving Council and the Association of Fundraising Professionals South Sound Chapter. This collaboration has created THE annual gathering of development and financial planning professionals in the South Puget Sound region. Learning from the foremost leaders in the industry and from each other, participants gain inspiration and insight into how to motivate and inspire donors to fulfill their philanthropic dreams and desires. Participants also can network with colleagues, share challenges and concerns and learn about the in latest techniques in both the development and financial planning fields. Generous event sponsors make the Summit possible. Presenting Sponsors: The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, CHI Franciscan Health. Corporate Sponsors: Collins Group, The Alford Group, BNY Mellon. Supporting Sponsors: Johnson Stone & Pagano P.S., Community Health Care.
APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION The Tacoma City Council is looking to fill three positions on the Human Services Commission. The Human Services Commission consists of fifteen members who are interviewed and recommended by the Public Safety, Human Services, and Education Committee and appointed by the City Council. Membership must reflect the diversity of our community as to race/culture, gender, age, socioeconomics, geography, and interest in Commission membership. Youth between the ages of 16 and 18 are encouraged to apply. The Human Services Commission conducts public hearings, accepts and reviews funding applications rates project applications and makes human services funding recommendations to the City Council. The Commission also serves as a resource to the City Council and City Staff for implementation of the City's Human Services Strategic Plan. To find out additional information on the Human Services Commission, please visit their website or contact Shelley Koeppen, Neighborhood and Community Services, at (253) 591-5058.
Applications must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by Monday, October 5, 2015. To apply, please visit the Committees, Boards and Commissions webpage or contact Amanda Punsalan at (253) 591-5178, City Clerk’s Office, Room 11, Tacoma Municipal Building North, 733 Market St., Tacoma, WA 98402.
CURRENT, FUTURE BENEFICIARIES INVITED TO ‘YOUR MEDICARE CHOICES’ Medicare is complex. Beneficiaries are faced with a wide range of options, many of which are very confusing. Medicare now offers beneficiaries two basic options – Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage – and dozens of additional choices within each path. Knowing the differences and how to choose can save people hundreds or thousands of dollars each year. “Your Medicare Choices” is an impartial, information-only event for current and future beneficiaries. It is offered by Pierce County Community Connections Aging & Disability Resource Center and SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors). The presentation offers a close look at the two basic options beneficiaries have and how to make the best choice. The presentation will be held eight times in October: Oct. 12, 7 p.m. (Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW, Gig Harbor) Oct. 13, 12:10 p.m. (County-City Building, 930 Tacoma Ave. S., 7th floor, Tacoma) Oct. 14, 7 p.m. (Sumner Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner) Oct. 15, 7 p.m. (Graham Library, 9202 224th St. E, Graham) Oct. 19, 12:10 p.m. (Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma) Oct. 19, 7 p.m. (Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd. SW, Lakewood) Oct. 21, 7 p.m. (Sound View Building, 3602 Pacific Ave., Tacoma) Oct. 22, 7 p.m. (Summit Library, 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma) “Medicare is 50 years old,” said Aaron Van Valkenburg, manager of Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources. “In that time Medicare has changed to meet the changing healthcare landscape. And it continues to change today. That means that beneficiaries have to take a close look at which options best suit their needs. What worked last year may well not work this year. It’s important that Medicare beneficiaries keep up to date with changes to Medicare.” “Your Medicare Choices” will be presented by the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center and community partners. This is event is intended for current and soon-to-be Medicare beneficiaries as well as adult children and other family members attending to another’s health care. The event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. For more information call (253) 798-4600.
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Grisso told the officers the only item missing from the home was Gardner’s handgun. As the officers spoke with Grisso, they noticed he had blood stains on his shoes. He claimed the blood was from kicking a cat. Officers collected the shoes, and a forensics expert is expected to testify that the blood on Grisso’s shoes was Gardner’s. A detective testified that in Grisso’s girlfriend’s residence, he located the pistol that Grisso said Gardner had taken with her when she went missing. Information gathered from the victim’s and defendant’s cell phones is critical to the case. Later this week, a sheriff’s detective is expected to testify that a forensic analysis of Gardner’s cell phone revealed three photos of flowers that were taken the day she went missing. Data from the photos provided detectives with the coordinates where they were taken. Detectives traveled to that location and discovered Gardner’s body. The defendant’s phone showed that he called his girlfriend shortly after the murder. Grisso’s neighbors are expected to testify that they heard Grisso and his fiancée Gardner arguing the day Gardner went missing. Grisso told Gardner to get out of the house, but Gardner refused to leave. Charges are only allegations and a person is presumed innocent unless he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Heather Songer is the Communications & Public Information Coordinator for the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
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MISSING CHILD Puyallup Police detectives need your help to locate a missing child, feared to be the victim of foul play. Misty Copsey has been missing under suspicious circumstances since September of 1992. On September 17th, 1992, then 14-year-old Misty Copsey and a friend attended the Puyallup Fair at the fairgrounds in the City of Puyallup. After the fair, Copsey called her mother and said she had missed the 8:40 p.m. bus and she needed
a ride back to their house in Spanaway. Investigators believe Copsey may have attempted to walk home from the fairgrounds; a witness possibly saw her at approximately 10:00 p.m. walking along Meridian Ave. toward the onramp to Highway 512 in Puyallup. At the time of her disappearance Misty Donna Copsey was a white female, 14 years old, 5’9” tall, 120 lbs., with blonde hair and green eyes. She
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Tacoma City Council John Hines Âˇ POS 1
Tacoma Weekly queries the candidates on the ballot for the general election on Nov. 3.
visions)? JH: My list of endorsements spans the political spectrum including six current city councilmembers, five former Tacoma mayors, community leaders, the businesses and labor. I believe my greatest strength is in building diverse coalitions to move forward policy that will serve all citizens.
TW: What are three top issues that you plan to address or that form your election platform? JH: As a future leader in Tacoma, the three issues I see in this race are: 1. the critical importance of bringing living wage jobs to Tacoma; 2. developing a plan to invest in infrastructure, services and opportunities that balances needs of citizens, business, and growth, and; 3. building coalitions of community stakeholders in Tacoma to create a future vision of the city and enact policy to achieve it. I believe that a proactive city councilmember that works well with diverse groups in our city will lead Tacoma to become the vibrant and successful city we all know it can be. A place of good jobs, good homes, and a great place to raise a family.
TW: Where can voters learn more about you? JH: My website is johnhines.org and I have a Facebook page â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends of John Hines.â&#x20AC;?
Anders Ibsen Âˇ POS 1 (Incumbent)
TW: What are three top issues that you plan to address or that form your election platform? AI: s 2OAD REPAIR 3INCE BEING ELECTED FOUR years ago, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve fought to dedicate more funding to fix our roads, but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t nearly enough to catch up. Many of our streets look like what you see in developing countries. I support the two ballot measures to increase funding for street repair, but I also know that residents expect us to spend tax dollars responsibly. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continue to fight for more money to be dedicated to our roads so that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to keep going back to the voters. s 0UBLIC SAFETY $URING THE RECESSION and budget cuts, I led the effort to repeal wasteful tax loopholes and saved $13 million from pending cuts â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which went in large part to prevent catastrophic cuts to our police and fire departments. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to begin bringing service levels back to pre-recession levels. That starts with police and firefighters. Public safety is the core responsibility of local government. s .EIGHBORHOOD QUALITY OF LIFE ) WAS born and raised in Tacoma. This is where I met my wife Beverly, and this is where we plan to raise our family. My favorite part of working as your council member is helping resolve local neighborhood issues such as the West End Alcohol Impact Area and infrastructure improvements on South Mildred Street. I believe that a responsive city should champion local issues like these, and I look forward to continuing to serve you.
TW: How are you qualified to champion those issues? JH: I have a track record of leadership success in my work as a teacher, a football coach and in my work in many volunteer roles. I think my work has given me a unique perspective that is missing on the city council. I will be able to step away from the politics and honestly assess the situations facing our city and its residents. Working with young people and their families has given me the unique perspective of the needs of our citizens and where the city can provide support, guidance and relief. TW: How do you see yourself working, or at odds, with the other members of the council? JH: I think that I have already shown that I will be able to work with other members of the council through my work with them in the campaign. I will be able to build the coalitions needed to move our city forward and to craft the greater vision for our future. While I may not always agree with my colleagues, I will be able to develop compromise and not lose sight of the goal of improving our community. TW: What else should voters know about you (endorsements, opinions or
TW: How are HINES you qualified to champion those issues? AI: The most important qualification for a city council member is to be accountable to the citizens. When I ran four years ago, I pledged to be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;leader who listens.â&#x20AC;? My top priority has been to remain accessible and to aggressively advocate for your concerns. My job is to represent you â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not special interests â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even when doing so clashes with the political establishment. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of the work that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to accomplish together, including increasing support for mental health services, attracting new businesses like State Farm and Bass Pro, and establishing a paid sick leave policy in Tacoma. TW: How do you see yourself working, or at odds, with the other members of the council? AI: My opponent has tried to make this the most important issue in the campaign, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really simple. I have a strong record working with my council colleagues to advance issues that you care about. Repealing wasteful tax loopholes for billion-dollar organizations and crafting a reasonable paid sick leave policy both faced significant initial opposition from other council members. But by partnering with members of the community, we were able to pass both measures near-unanimously. I believe this shows my approach: I will work with my colleagues, but I will never work for them â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I will continue to represent you. TW: What else should voters know about you (endorsements, opinions or visions)? AI: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud to have earned the trust and support of so many people who live and work in District 1 including Tacoma teachers, police, firefighters, and 16 other labor organizations; dozens of local businesses including Paoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donuts, McClendonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hardware, and five Business District Presidents; elected officials including Congressman Derek Kilmer, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, State Representatives Laurie Jinkins, Jake Fey, and Christine Kilduff, Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, County Councilmember Derek Young, City Councilman Ryan Mello, and Former Mayors Bill Baarsma and Brian Ebersole. Most importantly, I want to thank you for your overwhelming support and first place finish in the Primary. TW: Where can they learn more about you? AI: You can always call me on my personal cell phone at (253) 370-0201. For more information, please visit my website at www.andersibsen.com.
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Keith Blocker Âˇ POS 3
TW: What are three top issues that you plan to address or that form your election platform? KB: Creating Jobs: We have watched too many businesses leave Tacoma. We simply need to do more to recruit and retain businesses that can provide family wage jobs with good benefits. As a council member, I will bring business, government and labor leaders together to strengthen Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to bring innovative companies to our city. Ensuring Public Safety: We have the same number of police officers that we had in the 1980s. We can do better. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to reprioritize our police to ensure our neighborhoods are safe. I will work to see more on-street patrols in our neighborhoods to keep the relationship between our neighborhoods and our police as strong as possible. Fixing Our Roads And Bridges: The City of Tacoma is not keeping up on basic repair on roads and bridges. We need to look at a dedicated source of funding to ensure our streets, curbs and sidewalks are repaired quickly. TW: How are you qualified to champion those issues? KB: My limitless devotion to improving our community has earned me the City Club of Tacoma's Dennis Seinfeldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emerging Leadership Award and the Business Masters Exchange Club of Pierce County Golden Deeds Award. My leadership skills have also been recognized and refined through the American Leadership Forum as a member of Class 19. I currently sit on the executive board for FISH Food Banks in Pierce County and I am the Director of Middle School Programs for the non-profit Peace Community Center. I will continue to be a voice for all of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s citizens bringing leadership, enthusiasm and compassion. TW: How do you see yourself working, or at odds, with the other members of the council? KB: I understand that being a member of the city council is about prioritizing people and relationships. With hard work, dedication, collaboration and effectively utilizing limited resources, there is no problem too small or too large that we cannot resolve. My vision for District 3 is one that is all-inclusive, and considers the needs of our community as a whole. TW: What else should voters know about you (endorsements, opinions or u Continued on page A5
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Tacoma Weekly queries the candidates on the ballot for the general election on Nov. 3. T. MCCARTHY
TM: Having created a major community event in Tacoma, you can be confident that I have the skills to work professionally at the city council level. But we all know that our city is not reaching its potential, and we need effective leadership and experience. Why accept a candidate who will go along with the business-as-usual crowd when you have a proven community leader that will both work with colleagues…and take tough stands when necessary.
u Continued from page A4 visions)? KB: Endorsed by: Incumbent, Tacoma City Councilmember, District 3, Lauren Walker; Mayor of Tacoma Marilyn Strickland; Tacoma City Councilmember Victoria Woodards; Tacoma City Councilmember Robert Thoms; Tacoma City Councilmember Joe Lonergan; Pierce County Councilmember, Position #5, Rick Talbert; Pierce County Councilmember, Position #4, Connie Ladenburg; State Senator, 27th Legislative District, Jeannie Darnielle; State Representative, 27th Legislative District, Laurie Jinkins; State Representative, 29th Legislative District, David Sawyer; Former Tacoma Mayor & Current Tacoma School Board Member Karen Vialle; Pierce County Democrats Washington 29th Legislative District Democrats; SEIU Healthcare 1199NW; UFCW 367; Washington Education Association; Tacoma Pierce County Business Alliance. TW: Where can they learn more about you? KB: http://electkeithblocker.com
Tom McCarthy · POS 3
TW: What are three top issues that you plan to address or that form your election platform? TM: Tacoma needs to start building family jobs again. After decades of a stagnant economy, losing good jobs like at Kaiser Aluminum, Nalley Valley and most recently at the Simpson Mill on the tide-flats, it is high time! Unfortunately, the main strategy of the business-as-usual crowd has been to build housing for people who work in Seattle. That is fine, but we need leadership with greater vision. One way is to veto irresponsible privatization of our publicly owned Click Network, and instead invest in leading edge Internet speeds that will bring in dynamic companies and start finally building good jobs in Tacoma again! Having been a block-leader for eight years in the Bryant Neighborhood, I am keenly aware that we have lost around 70 police officers in Tacoma from the recession budget cuts. We are seeing a spike in the neighborhoods of car break-ins and burglaries as a result. Furthermore, we need to stand up to absentee landlords leaving houses vacant in our community for years causing problems. We are proud to live in Tacoma, but we all know that our city is not realizing its full potential. Part of the problem is a negative image that outsiders have of us. The truth is Tacoma is a fantastic town, but we are not effectively promoting ourselves, and there is a real economic cost in terms of employers and jobs that should be coming here, but aren’t. I co-founded an event on “scary” Hilltop that has transformed our business district and with your support, I want to bring the same fresh blood and vision to the Tacoma City Council. TW: How are you qualified to champion those issues? TM: I have demonstrated genuine community leadership in creating dozens of civic events, including a UWT forum on recent Tacoma Charter Amendments and co-founding the street fair that drew over 10,000 to “scary” Hilltop in August. Building civic events like this requires not only a strong work ethic, but good relationship and team-building skills…which I will bring to the council. TW: How do you see yourself working, or at odds, with the other members of the council?
TW: What else should voters know about you (endorsements, opinions or visions)? TM: Proud of my endorsements, I don’t feel the need to hide behind them. Born to a career military officer on Fort Lewis, a Bellarmine High School grad, and having a daughter now in first grade at Delong Elementary, I am a native. My daughter is six but when she graduates, I want her to not only love Tacoma, but that she can find a job to keep her here. TW: Where can they learn more about you? TM: For endorsements and more, see mccarthy4council.com; www.facebook. com/mccarthy4council; web: mccarthy4council.com; phone: (253) 250-9290
Conor McCarthy · POS 7
TW: What are three top issues that you plan to address or that form your election platform? CM: Fix our roads. Improving our infrastructure is critical to the safety and vitality of our neighborhoods, business districts, and transit network. The City must continue to improve its operational efficiencies and best practices to ensure every road dollar is spent prudently. With a $5 million annual road maintenance budget, there is insufficient funding for a $500 million problem. The City can leverage federal and state grants to improve arterials, but not residential streets. We need to raise money to fix our streets with a voter-approved investment drawing upon a variety of funding sources for improvements throughout the City. Improve Public Safety & Help the most Vulnerable. Police protection and fire safety make up around 60 percent of the City’s general fund budget. However, essential public safety staffing has been cut in recent years. We must have adequate resources and personnel for our emergency responders, while we endeavor to increase operational efficiencies and community engagement. Nearly one-fifth of the people living in Tacoma are living below the poverty level, including 64 percent of our students. Affordable housing is lacking for 20,000 households in our community. Poverty, mental illness, unemployment and homelessness are significant in Tacoma. We need to support programs and organizations that help families and children in need. Help local business thrive and grow jobs. We need to retain and recruit good employers who provide living wage jobs. We need to enact policies and programs that make it easier for local business to succeed and we need to target and market to employers we want to attract to our City. We need a focused strategy that is implemented amongst the many governmental entities and organizations working to increase economic development in our City. We need to promote good government customer service and private entrepreneurship. More good employers mean more jobs, which means more prosperity for everyone. TW: How are you qualified to champion those issues?
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CM: I served Tacoma for over seven years as an attorney and as a manager, and I have worked for both the general government and Tacoma Public Utilities. My experience puts me in a great position to improve the way the City serves our community. I work as an attorney in private practice helping people solve complex problems. I also proudly serve our community on the boards of the Tacoma Community House and American Red Cross. I will bring the same work ethic, skills, and commitment to our community and good government to the council. We have ambitious goals and I have the professional experience, dedication and courage to help achieve those goals. TW: How do you see yourself working, or at odds, with the other members of the council? CM: During my service at the city, I worked with the council on a variety of projects, from helping to connect Sound Transit from Tacoma to Lakewood, to establishing community gardens throughout the City, to helping to transform a closed city facility into a place where veterans can obtain prosthetic limbs. I am proud to have the endorsement of Mayor Strickland and Council Members Thoms, Woodards, Campbell, Walker and Mello. While each council member brings his or her own distinct background, perspective, and interests, I believe the council is only effective when it is working together in collaboration with its members and our community. I look forward to be part of the team that is making our City better. TW: What else should voters know about you (endorsements, opinions or visions)? CM: I grew up in Tacoma. My wife and I are raising our children here and I am building my law practice here. My roots and my future are in Tacoma. My combination of private sector and city government experience – along with my passion for community service – makes me uniquely qualified to be your Council Member. I am proudly endorsed by Tacoma Firefighters #31, Tacoma Police #6, Pierce County Central Labor Council, Tacoma Pierce County Black Collective, Master Builders of Pierce County, Congressman Derek Kilmer, Congressman Denny Heck, Congressman Norm Dicks (Ret.), and so many more fantastic organizations, elected officials, and community members. I would be honored to serve you. TW: Where can voters learn more about you? CM: Friends for Conor McCarthy 2522 N. Proctor #340 Tacoma, WA 98406 (253) 363-1163 firstname.lastname@example.org www.conormccarthy.org
Suzanne Skaar · POS 7
TW: What are three top issues that you plan to address or that form your election platform?
SS: My priority is removing barriers to full participation in our community due to income disparity, discrimination and unequal distribution of resources. These issues manifest in various ways, including the wage gap, the struggle for a living wage and the extreme differences in quality of life across the city limits. TW: How are you qualified to champion those issues? SS: I worked in public higher education for a decade and have volunteered for a variety of social justice causes for just as long. I earned my Master of Arts from the UW Jackson School of International Studies in 2013 (Major: Political Science, Minor: Cultural Anthropology; Thesis: "Guerrilla Art and Protest in Modern Russia") and my Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College (Olympia) in 2000. I currently serve as Operations Manager for a Tacomabased non-profit that sets up self-sustaining schools for orphans in Tanzania. I was appointed to the City of Tacoma Human Rights Commission in December 2014. TW: How do you see yourself working, or at odds, with the other members of the council? SS: I wish to make city council more receptive to the needs of all citizens in our community. As a South Tacoma resident, I want to see resources more equitably spread throughout the city. While my stance on certain issues may differ from members on the council, I am skilled at collaborating with diverse populations to accomplish complex goals. It is important to have a wide range of views, experience, and skill sets in order to make meaningful change. TW: What else should voters know about you (endorsements, opinions or visions)? SS: I'm a mother, the sole endorsed candidate by both NARAL Pro-Choice Washington and Equal Rights Washington, and dual-endorsed by Pierce County Democrats and the 28th LD Democrats. I believe we can do more to eliminate inequality in our community. The wage gap (as impacted by gender and race) can be lessened through initiatives such as Proposition 1 (approving the minimum wage increase to $15 now), improving public transit in terms of route frequency and hours, providing universal child care, and ensuring paid maternity leave is protected for workers of all incomes. TW: Where can voters learn more about you? SS: www.facebook.com/skaarfortacomacitycouncil; (253) 948-7993; email@example.com (I will have limited access to phone and email from now to Oct. 13, as I will be working in Tanzania in my role as Operations Manager for Orphans Africa. During this time, you may also contact Campaign Manager Quincy Henry at quincy_henry@ live.com or Tim Kapler at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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TACOMA ARTS MONTH OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Arts Month is now upon this fair city, with a roster of activities and showings at galleries and museums in the City of Destiny as a way to highlight local art and the people who create it. Hundreds of free or low-cost dance recitals, performances, gallery exhibits, studio tours, author readings and film screenings fill the calendar making it certain that everyone will find something entertaining, enlightening and thought provoking. Think of it as a city-wide buffet line of artistic dishes that runs for 31 days to provide residents with a full plate of art during the month that they could then revisit the rest of the year. A city, after all, is not just a collection of buildings and streets and public officials behind microphones and residents mowing their lawns. A city includes everything â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the good, the bad and the artsy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which should arguably be at the top of the list of things that define a city. Few tourists visit a city to see City Hall or to watch residents prune hedges. They visit a city to stroll through its museums and walk along its sidewalks to snap selfies in front of works of public art or historical markers. And Tacoma has more than its fair share of sights worth seeing, many of which are more well known outside of the 253 than within it. Tacoma has a lot to offer. Arts Month lets locals celebrate the greatness found in the city that their day-to-day schedules might cause them to overlook. There is a lot that shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be overlooked. Certainly there are the biggies: Tacoma Art Museum and its addition of Western American art, the colorful and intricate offerings at Museum of Glass, the stocked schedule of shows at Broadway Center and the rows of mirrored chrome vehicles found at Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Car Museum. But there are also emerging dance troupes, historic theater companies, innovative storefront galleries and craft-filled cultural centers that add to the tapestry of Tacoma. Tacoma Arts Commission invites attendees of any of the arts offerings this month to snap a selfie using the hashtag #TacomaArts not only as a way to collectively chronicle the month-long celebration but to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize. The Arts Month website, tacomaartsmonth. com, lists all the happenings. Give it a look and get out there to see what our city has to offer.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CITY OF TACOMA, THE PORT OF TACOMA AND WASHINGTON STATE REPRESENTATIVES: The Port of Tacoma is about to announce they will approve the building of a Chinese government methanol plant in the heart of Tacoma. This announcement is carefully synced to the visit of General Secretary of the Communist Party and President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping. The methanol plant will use our fresh water and fracked natural gas to make olefin to ship to one single Chinese government run plant, which in turn will create plastics to sell and ship back to us. In the meanwhile, our recycling facilities are drowning in plastics. Methanol is extremely explosive. Should there be an accident, it will put the facilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighbors in Northeast Tacoma at dire risk. Yet the Chinese facility is only required a 50 million dollar comprehensive general liability insurance, plus 25 million for environmental clean-up. Imagine what a major explosion in the heart of Tacoma would cost. And take a guess who would pay for it. Please answer the following questions: s 4ACOMA AND THE ENTIRE WEST ARE IN AN UNPRECEDENTED drought. How can you propose the use of massive amounts of fresh water (2,500 gallons water/minute) to make plastics while our own recycling facilities are drowning in plastic? s 7HAT ARE THE COSTS FOR FRESH WATER CHARGED TO THE Chinese government facility compared to the costs to rate paying residents? s 7HAT ARE THE COSTS FOR NATURAL GAS CHARGED TO THE Chinese government facility compared to the costs to rate paying residents? s 7HO WILL CARRY THE COSTS OF BUILDING WATER AND gas pipelines to this methanol plant? s 4HE GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE CARRIED BY THE Chinese government facility is 50 million dollars, plus 25 million for environmental clean-up. Methanol is highly explosive. How do you assure residents of Tacoma they will not be the ones paying the costs above 50 million? s 7ILL YOU CREATE AN ESCROW ACCOUNT TO DEAL WITH unexpected costs to residents in case of explosion damages to life, property and our environment? s (OW WILL THE METHANOL PLANT PAY FOR INCREASES in fire, police, first responders and safety personnel? Will this cost be simply rolled over to tax payers? s 7HAT PRECAUTIONS WILL BE TAKEN TO SAFELY PROTECT residents living in or near a potential blast zone? s (OW CAN WE THE RESIDENTS OF 4ACOMA AND THE state of Washington), be sure we will not be the ones paying for future pollution clean-up once this Chinese built factory becomes obsolete? s 7HAT TOXINS WILL BE IN THE RUN OFF WATER AND HOW will it be cleaned and disposed of? s 4HE 0ORT OF 4ACOMA IS ROUTINELY IN VIOLATION OF the Pierce County clean air regulations. How will this plant impact our air? s (OW MUCH OF THE PROPOSED BUILDING COSTS WILL actually benefit Tacoma, or will the plant components be imported from China? s $URING A -AY ST MEETING IN THE PORT announced the decision would take 18 months. How do you explain moving up the decision and keeping the public out of the loop? s $URING THAT SAME MEETING WE WERE TOLD THE PLANT WOULD NEED STAFF TO RUN THE FACILITY 7HAT IS THE actual number of full time jobs? s 2IGHT NOW NATURAL GAS PRICES ARE AT HISTORIC LOWS What will happen to the facility should gas and water prices rise sharply? I hope you take the time to answer these questions. #LAUDIA 2IEDENER s 4ACOMA
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A TALE OF TWO VISITORS
By Mel Gurtov
What a strange week it was: Pope Francis arriving in the east and President Xi Jinping arriving in the west. One had just come from preaching in Cuba in the wake of U.S.-Cuba normalization of relations, which the Vatican was instrumental in arranging; the other had come from preaching order in China â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the markets, in the streets, and in the Communist Party â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the wake of mounting U.S. criticism of Chinese cyberattacks and human-rights violations. The pope offered a moral message linked to preservation of freedom, support for immigrants, and hopes to save the earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environment, while Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president reassured the titans of U.S. technology and other businesses of his countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic strength. Profit or morality, obligations to growth versus obligations to people and the future â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a quick description of the crossroads at which the world stands. Francis is often praised for being humble, modest, and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as President Obama put it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for having â&#x20AC;&#x153;generosity of spirit.â&#x20AC;? While the Vatican can be as opaque as Zhongnanhai (Chinese Communist Party headquarters in Beijing), Francis clearly enjoys being with ordinary people and speaking on their behalf. Since being anointed pope, he has constantly spoken of the need to fight poverty, the links between poverty and environmental destruction, and the excesses of capitalism. Xi, a mysterious and secretive figure who struggles to present himself as a man of the people, is busy cracking down on lawyers, protesters, journalists and other actual or potential troublemakers. To me this repression suggests an insecure leader determined above all to protect the party-stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power. (The contrast may also reflect their different backgrounds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Francis, whose father emigrated from
Italy to escape Mussolini; Xi, from a family within the Communist Party elite that was victimized by the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution.) Both men head a huge bureaucracy and seem determined to clean houses marked by major scandals. But Xiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anti-corruption campaign has been accompanied by protection and promotion of the financial interests of his circle of family and friends. He punishes rivals and wields extraordinary control over all major policy levers. It may seem silly to compare these two visitors, who come with such different leadership responsibilities and represent vastly different constituencies. Still, it is noteworthy that the pope received lavish attention everywhere he went, with enormous crowds and extraordinary media coverage. Xi Jinping, no match for Francis, was practically invisible while Francis was around; and when he did appear in public, protesters had to be kept at a distance from him. As Howard French observes, Chinese leaders have yet to master so-called soft power. Unlike the pope, who always comes across as a real person, with Xi â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;Ś everything is scripted. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little giveand-take. Speeches are full of stock phrases.â&#x20AC;? Instead of getting hugs, Xi got considerable criticism for acts that at the least raise questions about Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s respect for basic human rights at home and uncompromising actions abroad (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thinking especially of repression in Tibet and unilateral moves â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Wall Street Journal called them instances of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chinese aggressionâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to assert Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claims in the disputed South China Sea islands). What did these two visitors accomplish? The pope, as expected, pushed a mostly progressive agenda that no doubt left Republican leaders gnashing their teeth. After all, as one close observer, Wen Stephenson, has
written, Pope Francis â&#x20AC;&#x153;has embraced liberation theology, and its deep critique of structural economic injustice and oppression, with open arms.â&#x20AC;? Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leader probably paved the way for new high-tech deals and may for the time being have placated Obama by calling for a cooperative approach to cyber security. More significantly, Xi indicated that China, starting in 2017, would implement a cap-and-trade system to deal with carbon emissions from industry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the same idea Obama tried and failed to get Congressional agreement on in 2010. And at the U.N., Xi pledged $2 billion to aid the poorest countries, though it is unclear if the money will be in loans, grants, or debt relief. Did either visitor leave an indelible mark on this country? Doubtful; but at least we may say of Francis that he impacted the lives of many individuals who were fortunate enough to see or hear him. His call for action on climate change, global poverty and immigration was insistent and eloquent; it advanced the cause of environmental rights (which he identified as such in his speech at the U.N.) and social justice. President Xi did not bring a hopeful message; he came mainly to do business and vigorously defend Chinese policies. If the capand-trade plan on carbon emissions is faithfully implemented nationwide, it would be a worthy accomplishment. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big â&#x20AC;&#x153;if.â&#x20AC;? He and certain people along the Beltway would do well to heed the popeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message in his speech to the U.S. Congress: â&#x20AC;&#x153;If politics must truly be at the service of the human person, it follows that it cannot be a slave to the economy and finance.â&#x20AC;? Mel Gurtov, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University, Editor-inChief of Asian Perspective, and blogs at In the Human Interest.
â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do Unto otherSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PoPe FrAnciSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cAll to Action
By Rev. John Dear
Pope Francis called us to â&#x20AC;&#x153;hope and healing, peace and justiceâ&#x20AC;? as he addressed Congress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summon the courage and the intelligence to resolve todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many geopolitical and economic crises,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our efforts must aim at restoring hope, righting wrongs, maintaining commitments, and thus promoting the well-being of individuals and of peoples. We must move forward together, as one, in a renewed spirit of fraternity and solidarity, cooperating generously for the common good.â&#x20AC;? With his address to Congress, Pope Francis gave a call to action with a specific â&#x20AC;&#x153;to doâ&#x20AC;? list: End the death penalty, poverty, hunger, rampant capitalism, the exclusion of immigrants, war, the arms trade, environmental destruction. He offered his call to action by invoking four great Americans: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton. With Lincoln, he invoked the great liberator who ended slavery. With King, he invoked the great dreamer who imagined what we could be â&#x20AC;&#x201C; more just, respectful, equitable and nonviolent. With Dorothy Day, he called us to end poverty and hunger and pursue social justice and peace. With Thomas Merton, the monk and author, he invited us to the life of contemplative peace, oneness with creation, and the search for God. In a gentle way, he asked us to use the Golden Rule as our guide. The Golden Rule is mentioned in every religion and cited by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated,â&#x20AC;? Pope Francis
said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let us seek for others the same possibilities which we seek for ourselves. Let us help others to grow, as we would like to be helped ourselves. In a word, if we want security, let us give security; if we want life, let us give life; if we want opportunities, let us provide opportunities. The yardstick we use for others will be the yardstick which time will use for us. The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.â&#x20AC;? Then he got down to business. End the death penalty, he said emphatically. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity, and society can only benefit from the rehabilitation of those convicted of crimes.â&#x20AC;? Invoking Dorothy Day of New York, he said we need to continue the fight to end poverty and hunger. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would encourage you to keep in mind all those people around us who are trapped in a cycle of poverty. The fight against poverty and hunger must be fought constantly and on many fronts, especially in its causes.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I call for a courageous and responsible effort to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;redirect our steps,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity,â&#x20AC;? he said urging us to end environmental destruction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am convinced that we can make a difference.â&#x20AC;? Then Pope Francis invoked Thomas Merton. Merton calls us all to be peacemakers, to make peace with ourselves and with one another. Merton spoke against racism, nuclear weapons, the Vietnam War, and all forms of violence, and he often did this by dialoguing with others. Invoking Mertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of dialogue
and peace, the Pope invited world leaders to end war. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer is simply for money. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place,â&#x20AC;? he said. Francis wants us to refuse the money made from war and become peacemakers. Pope Francis calls each one of us to rise above ourselves and get to work with the task at hand. He urges us to do what we can to end the death penalty, poverty, hunger, exclusion of immigrants, war, greed, the arms trade, and environmental destruction. He calls us to be like Jesus and St. Francis, people of the Golden Rule. We need a new national and global grassroots movement for peace, justice and nonviolence and that means we all need to get involved. We must rise to the occasion as he has, to take a stand, speak out, take to the streets, and keep moving forward toward a more nonviolent world. My hope and prayer is that all Americans, religious and secular, heed the call and do our part for â&#x20AC;&#x153;hope and healing, peace and justice.â&#x20AC;? John Dear, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is an American Catholic priest nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He has been arrested more than 75 times in acts of nonviolent civil disobedience against war, injustice, and nuclear weapons.
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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to remember a time when Tacoma pride was at the fever pitch it is now. You can hardly cruise down 705 without seeing car bumper stickers repping the City of Destiny. Before flashing your T-Town pride was in fashion, residents Pat and Gail Ringrose were producing plenty of swag at T-Town Apparel, located at 1934 Market St. â&#x20AC;&#x153;T-town pride is alive and well, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we exemplify here,â&#x20AC;? Pat said. T-Town Apparel offers services in screen-printing, embroidery, promotional products, graphic design, banners and signs, and full sublimation. However, since the Ringroses have taken over, they have expanded their retail section with their own â&#x20AC;&#x153;T-Townâ&#x20AC;? clothing line. Everything from baby clothes to hats to sweatshirts and shirts are branded with the T-Town logo, allowing you to showcase your Tacoma pride while looking stylish. And, in traditional Northwest fashion, many items can be purchased with a mix of blue and lime green to support your favorite football team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Primarily, we do screen printing and embroidery for businesses. But we also have our T-Town line of clothing that Tacoma seems to really embrace and love,â&#x20AC;? Pat said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was born and raised in Tacoma and I just have a lot of pride in the city.â&#x20AC;? Gail is not originally from Tacoma but is proud to call it her adoptive home, and has now lived here longer than her home
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Its peak operations hit 14,000 cars a month in 2005 but that dropped to about, 5,100 a month in 2009. Its business is driving up again alongside the improving economy, averaging about 13,000 cars a month, or about 10 percent off the peak. The municipal web of 204 miles of tracks in Pierce and Thurston counties focuses on what is called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;first and last milesâ&#x20AC;? of the transportation chain, linking the shipping terminals to long-haul cargo trains, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific by shuttling containers, from the shipping terminals after longshoreman build the train, to the rail yards for tranport around the nation or from the rail yards to the awaiting cargo ships. The division of Tacoma Public Utilities has 74 customers and an annual revenue of about $26 million from rail services and about $4 million in real estate leases. The improving bottomline, however, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean Tacoma Rail has a clear and bright future. The expan-
sion of the Panama Canal, for example, could divert as much as 15 percent of the cargo traffic through Tacoma as international shipping traffic opts for an all-water route for their increasingly larger cargo vessels rather than offload on the West Coast only to shuttle the cars and products eastward on trains. Unfunded mandates and tighter regulations could also cut into the slim margins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking at regulations coming down now,â&#x20AC;? King said. One proposal would require Tacoma Rail to carry $500 million in insurance to cover damages and cleanup expenses associated with a massive accident involving oil trankers, born from the rise of oil tanker traffic around the nation and the fear of tanker explosions. The higher insurance requirement comes from cost projections based on an accident of an oil tanker derailing or crashing at speeds of 45 miles per hour. Tacoma Rail carries $100 million in insurance because its trains travel
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put the people of Tacoma directly in harmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of a fiery derailment, the likes of which have become alltoo-common in the news. Uncommonly, though, Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local rail system is publicly owned, so unlike other places that see oil trains, the City of Destiny also bears the risk of financial catastrophe from an oil train derailment. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a risk so severe that even a single accident might bankrupt the city.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a scenario, King said, that is more based on science fiction than fact, since the slower speeds of trains chugging around the tideflats canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cause the doomsday scenario of massive explosure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The chances of that happening are slim to none, and slim left town,â&#x20AC;? King said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simply a matter of physics, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cars going that slow just lean over,â&#x20AC;? King said, noting that U.S. Oil, the larger of the two refineries on the tideflats also has all new cars and is set to receive the next-generation cars. The most costly accident in Tacoma Railâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history occurred last summer and was an act of vandalism rath-
er than error. People apparently put a large rock onto tracks in Thurston County. The train engineer began to slow down but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop in time to miss the rock, which tapped out puncture holes in the engineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diesel tank as it morse-coded along the bottom of the tank before the train could stop. Some 2,000 gallons of diesel leaked onto the tracks, which meant Tacoma Rail had to remove about 1,300 cubic yards of then-contaminated soil at a cost of $400,000. The crime has yet to be solved despite investigations by the FBI and local law enforcement agencies. The larger worry for King is the ever-competitive and changing industry of international trade and one-size-fits-all regulations that affect it. But that competition could bring opportunties to fuel growth since the tideflats are generally already fully webbed with rail tracks. One not-open-for-discussion idea that bubbled up from time to time is for
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SUPER FIGHT LEAGUE AMERICA 44
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FIGHT! (top) Defending lightweight champion Justin Harrington survived some early blows by challenger Bobby McIntyre. (2nd row, left to right) Jeremie Montgomery nails Jadon Johnson with a combination that drops Johnson for a TKO. Heather Denny taps out as Jenny Liou applies the arm bar. Alfonso Gonzales tees off on Thomas Hoeper. (bottom row, left to right) A championship moment as Harrington submits McIntyre. Lyndon Hirai feeds Allan Nicholauson knees to the body, ending the fight. The referee decided a bloodied Hoeper was finished. By Justin Gimse email@example.com
ou never know what you’re going to get from a night of fights at the Emerald Queen Casino, or any other establishment offering up mixed martial arts or boxing events. It truly is like a box of chocolates as a man once said in a movie on a park bench. Occasionally, you open the box of chocolates and all your candy dreams come true for that brief moment. This is pretty much what happened at Super Fight League America 44 at the EQC on Sept. 26. Every piece in that box was tasty and exactly what I wanted. When all eight fights on the bill finish with either a submission or a knockout, you know you’ve been served up nothing but treats. A packed EQC Showroom came to root on several local favorites, and at times, it was as loud, if not louder, than I had ever witnessed at a prior SFL or CageSports event. While a few local boys took it on the chin and came away with a loss, it was the two title fight victories that closed the night by a couple of Tacoma boys that brought the biggest roars, the fans to their feet and sent the crowd home fully satisfied. The first bout of the night was a 175-
pound matchup between John Aparicio of Lakewood and Dylan Potter of Olympia. It was Potter’s debut fight, while Aparicio was looking for his first win in his fourth try. Aparicio came out with some quick shots and then looked to take the match to the ground. Potter weathered the short storm, blocked Aparicio’s attempt for a body slam takedown and wound up wrapping Aparicio’s head and arm in a scissor lock. Once Potter (1-0-0) grabbed hold of Aparicio’s arm, he wouldn’t let go and began rolling his opponent over and over until he finally put Aparicio (0-4-0) in the wrong position and wrenched his arm back, causing his opponent to tap out 1:34 into the first round. Next up was a 155-pound match between Jesse Hardenbrook of Spokane and Thomas “The Viper” Pierce out of Buckley. From the first bell, Pierce began working on Hardenbrook, trying to take him to the mat. After taking his opponent down, Pierce attempted to slap a chokehold several times, but couldn’t quite get his arms in the right position. Hardenbrook would weather the storm to the end of the first round. The second round was much like the first. However, Pierce (1-1-0) was finally able to get a proper position behind Hardenbrook and applied a rear-naked choke hold and held on. Hardenbrook attempted to move around and break the
hold, but it wasn’t happening. At one point, Hardenbrook’s arm fell limp to the mat floor and looked out cold and the ref immediately stopped the fight. Hardenbrook snapped back, eyes wide-open and protested the ref’s stoppage at 2:21 of the second round. From ringside, it looked like Hardenbrook (1-1-0) was lights out and the referee’s call was correct. The third match of the night was a 145-pound affair between Jeremie “The Darkness” Montgomery out of Seattle against Jadon “Gator” Johnson out of University Place, making his professional debut. It was the one fight of the night that I wish had lasted longer, because these two came to duke it out. The main problem for Johnson was that Montgomery (1-1) was lightning quick and his shots were hitting like thunder. At the 1:26 mark in the first round, a five-shot combo to the head of Johnson sent him to the canvas like a sack of potatoes, just a few feet right in front of me. The referee stopped the fight and Johnson remained down. When his corner man entered the ring, Johnson began asking him “What happened?” After sitting Johnson (0-1) upward, his corner man replied “You got hit in the head 10 times man.” I looked down at my notebook and noticed that for the first time at one of u See MARTIAL ARTS / page A15
Two Tacoma teams looking for their first win squared off against each other on Friday, Sept. 25 at Mt. Tahoma Stadium and something was going to have to give. After a successful playoff run in 2014, the Wilson Rams had dropped their first three games and were in dire need of finding anything that could turn their season around. On the other side of the field stood the Mt. Tahoma T-Birds, also looking for their first bit of sunshine. On paper, it looked as though it might be a good matchup, and for the first quarter or so, it was. But soon the Rams turn up the pressure on the T-Birds and run away with a 49-8 blowout victory and finally get a mark in the win column. The T-Birds came out firing on the first possession of the game driving nearly 80 yards down the field. The problem was they need about one half of a yard to get into the end-zone and Wilson’s defense stopped them cold. After being pushed back to the two-yard line, the T-Birds went for the touchdown, but sophomore quarterback Julian alcantara’s pass to senior Adrian Allen in the corner of the endzone went to high and the T-Birds were forced to turn the ball over on downs. Wilson was able to push the ball out nine yards on their possession and punted the ball away. Mt. Tahoma would take over at midfield and two plays later saw Alcantara intercepted by Ram senior Montre’ Brown. Wilson would drive all the way to the T-Bird six-yard line before running out of downs and attempting a field goal. Wilson kicker Alek Greenleaf picked up a muffed Wilson snap and then fumbled the ball at the 10-yard line, turning the ball back over to the T-Birds. It would be a short celebration for the T-Birds as Brown pulled down another interception on the next play from scrimmage and Wilson was back in control. During Brown’s
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TACOMA STARS CONTINUE TO MINE TOP TALENT FOR UPCOMING MASL SEASON The Tacoma Stars have added defender Elliot Fauske and midfielder Michael Ramos to their 2015-16 roster, expanding the current total to 13 players. The duo of Fauske and Ramos join the Stars in advance of the club’s first full season in the Major Arena Soccer League. The Stars season begins on Oct. 24 with a road contest against the Dallas Sidekicks and will feature 10 home games played at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Fauske, 34, spent the last four years playing in the MASL with the Rochester Lancers and has also logged time with the Kitsap Pumas in the Premier Development League. Fauske played collegiately at Seattle University, where he helped the Redhawks advance to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight as a senior. “Elliot is a veteran indoor soccer player that I have known since his days with the Kitsap Pumas,” Stars Head Coach and General Manager Darren Sawatzky said. “He has a great resume as a player and he fits with our philosophy of winning games and winning in the community. I look forward to his arrival and leadership on this team.” While with Rochester, the Spokane native earned the club’s Community Dedication Award three times for his volunteer work in the community. “I couldn’t be happier to be back home in the Northwest playing for the Stars,” Fauske said. “Growing up, I would watch Tacoma Stars games, and our training facility is the first place I ever played indoor soccer as a kid. I’m looking forward to being part of this club’s continued legacy under the leadership of coach Darren Sawatzky.” Ramos, 24, comes to the Stars after spending last season with the Kitsap Pumas of the PDL. Born in Spokane, Ramos went on to play collegiately at Walla Walla Community College, Seattle University, and Whitworth University. Coming out of college, he was drafted in the third round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC, but did not sign. “We faced the Kitsap Pumas twice this past year with the Sounders U-23 team and Mike was a handful,” Sawatzky said. “You can see his quality on the ball and his ability to score in each competition. The future is bright for him, and we are glad he will be scoring goals for us indoors this winter.” “This is a good opportunity to continue playing professionally,” Ramos said. “I have high expectations for the season and will do everything in my power to go win a championship.” Season ticket packages, group outings, and suite offerings for the Tacoma Stars 2015 season are available now. To purchase, call 1-844-STARS-TIME or visit the Stars online at www.tacomastars.com. The most up-to-date news and notes about the Stars leading up to the start of the 2015 season can be found by following the Stars on Twitter (@TacomaStarsSC) or liking the team on Facebook. 2015-16 TACOMA STARS MASL HOME SCHEDULE All games at the ShoWare Center in Kent. Nov. 06, SACRAMENTO, 7:35 p.m. Nov. 20, SONORA, 7:35 p.m. Dec. 04, DALLAS, 7:35 p.m. Dec. 06, DALLAS, 3:05 p.m. Jan. 03, SAN DIEGO, 5:05 p.m. Jan. 22, CEDAR RAPIDS, 7:35 p.m. Jan. 29, TURLOCK, 7:35 p.m. Feb. 05, ST. LOUIS, 7:35 p.m. Feb. 20, SAN DIEGO, 6:05 p.m. Feb. 26, ONTARIO, 7:35 p.m. PLU MAKES YORKE WINNINGEST COACH IN PROGRAM HISTORY WITH WIN OVER TLC The Pacific Lutheran men's soccer team started off a three-match home stand Sept. 29 with a milestone 2-0 win over non-conference opponent Trinity Lutheran. The win brought more sentiment than usual for a midweek non-conference match, as not only did it improve the team's overall record to 7-3, but it also gave head coach John Yorke 150 wins for his career to surpass longtime coach Jimmy Dunn for the most by a men's soccer coach in PLU history. "It's a cool milestone to reach," Yorke said. "All of those players that got those wins were really special guys." To help the team prepare more for conference play this weekend, Yorke rested some of his starters. The impromptu starting lineup provided an early boost for the Lutes, as senior Jordan Downing scored off a Bennett Bugbee assist in the third minute to put the Lutes up 1-0. "Our reserves were anxious, but I'm happy with how they played," Yorke said. "They kept it going in our direction. The Lutes didn't slow down there, though. The team outshot Trinity Lutheran 27-4 for the game, refusing to let its opponent establish any rhythm. Still, the Lutes repeatedly tried adding to their lead with corner kicks and near misses. Finally, in the 75th minute, Joe Sammartino found the back of the net off a pass from Holton Halfaker to boost the lead to 2-0. Halfaker nearly added to their lead two minutes later, but Sammartino's goal proved to be more than enough. "I was just happy that Holton made it work," Sammartino said. "He played a heck of a ball, and I was just in the right place at the right time." Sammartino and the rest of the Lute defense kept up the pressure from start to finish, and the victory provided some momentum heading into the weekend. "There are no starters or reserves on this team," Sammartino said. "We are all just one team." The Lutes will be back to Northwest Conference action at home Saturday, Oct. 3, as they'll take on Linfield at 2:30 p.m. and follow it up with a match against Willamette Sunday at 2:30p.m. DRUGGE’S PERFORMANCE EARNS NWC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS FOR LUTE Kyle Drugge earned medalist honors and led the Pacific Lutheran men's golf team to the tournament title at the PLU Invitational Sept. 27, and his play garnered the PLU junior Northwest Conference recognition as Drugge was named Men's Golf Student-Athlete of the Week. Playing in only his second tournament with the Lutes, the transfer from Green River finished the weekend at 1-under-par 143 after carding a first-round 71 and a secondround 72. He claimed medalist honors by one stroke over
Lewis & Clark's Drew Groshong. Drugge's performance helped the Lutes rally from seven strokes back on the second day to force a one-hole playoff against Willamette. The Lutes won that playoff to earn the tournament title with a two-round team score of 697. PLU TO INDUCT SIX FORMER STARS INTO LUTES HALL OF FAME OCT. 9 The Pacific Lutheran Department of Athletics will host its 26th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony to welcome six former Lute standouts representing seven athletics programs during Homecoming Week. Mandy Flores-Handley helped spark the PLU volleyball team's dominant run under head coach Kevin Aoki, as she set a program record with 77 aces in 1997 and was one of the team leaders on the 1999 squad that won the program's first Northwest Conference championship. She played volleyball for the Lutes from 1996 tp 1999 and spent the springs of 1997-2000 starring on the softball diamond, where she was a three-time first-team all-conference performer and a second-team All-American in 1998. Craig Hamilton starred on the PLU men's tennis team from 1979 to 1982 and served as a head coach from 2000 tp 2011, helping lead the Lutes to a 183-100 record, four Northwest Conference titles and six runner-up finishes. During his playing career he won 84 singles matches to rank fourth on the all-time PLU list, won four conference titles and received the NAIA's prestigious Arthur Ashe Award – given for athletic and academic achievements, community involvement and sportsmanship – as a senior. Luke Jacobson earned six All-America honors and two national championships in track & field from 1996 to 1999. After finishing third in the discus at the NAIA Championships in 1997, he won the title the next two years while also twice earning All-America recognition in the hammer and once in the shot put. During the fall season, Jacobson played defense for the PLU football team and was an all-conference defensive end on the 1999 team that won the NCAA Div. III national championship. Helen (Toppy) Ramstad Kyllo was a true pioneer and legacy Lute, as she grew up around PLU as the daughter of science teacher and women's basketball coach Anders Ramstad. After growing up attending all of PLU's athletic events, she was a sharpshooter on the basketball court from 1947 until her graduation in 1950. She married future PLU Athletics Hall of Famer Eldon Kyllo and continues her athletic legacy on the golf course. Elise Lindborg helped elevate the PLU women's rowing program to greater heights in the mid-1980s. She earned gold medals in the regionals light pair and light 4, finished fourth in the light pair at nationals and also claimed a gold medal at West Coast. Her association with rowing excellence extended beyond her graduation in 1985, as she coached for several years and worked for the United States Rowing Association and served as a team manager for the 1996 US Olympic Rowing Team. Gavin D. Stanley was a two-time All-American on the football field during his career from 1992 to 1995, and he still holds PLU program records for pass receptions in a game and season. He earned three first-team all-conference honors and a 1995 NAIA Academic All-American. His best season came in 1993, when he helped lead the Lutes to the national championship while establishing career-bests in every receiving category. He ranks third in PLU history in career receptions. The 2015 Hall of Fame Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, at 11:30 a.m. A reception will be held at 11 a.m. prior to the luncheon in the Anderson University Center in Chris Knutzen Hall. Reservations are required, and guests can register at golutes.com.
TACOMA’S HOT TICKETS OCT. 2-10
FRIDAY, OCT. 2 – FOOTBALL Timberline vs. Bellarmine Bellarmine HS – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 2 – FOOTBALL North Thurston vs. Foss Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 2 – FOOTBALL Mt. Tahoma vs. Lincoln Lincoln Bowl – 7 p.m.
PHOTO BY ROCKY ROSS
FRIDAY, OCT. 2 – FOOTBALL Shelton vs. Wilson Stadium Bowl – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 2 – FOOTBALL Steilacoom vs. Clover Park Harry Lang Stadium – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 2 – FOOTBALL Washington vs. Fife Fife Stadium – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 2 – FOOTBALL Orting vs. Franklin Pierce Franklin Pierce Stadium – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 2 – FOOTBALL Raymond vs. Tacoma Baptist Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 3 – SOCCER Men – Willamette vs. UPS Puget Sound – 12 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 3 – SOCCER Men – Linfield vs. PLU Pacific Lutheran – 2:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 3 – FOOTBALL Chief Leschi vs. Life Christian Harry Lang Stadium – 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCT. 4 – SOCCER Men – Linfield vs. UPS Puget Sound – 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCT. 4 – SOCCER Men – Willamette vs. PLU Pacific Lutheran – 2:30 p.m.
MONDAY, OCT. 5 – VOLLEYBALL LOGGER WOMEN MOVE UP TO 19TH IN NATIONAL SOCCER RANKINGS The University of Puget Sound women's soccer team is ranked 19th in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division III Women's National Poll. The Loggers are 5-0-3 (1-0-3 NWC) in 2015, including a victory over Wheaton College (Ill.), who is ranked 24th in the most recent poll. Puget Sound fell 11 spots this week despite not allowing a shot on goal in their lone match, which ended in a scoreless draw. The Puget Sound defense has only allowed two goals in the first eight matches of the season, while the Loggers have scored 10 goals of their own. Goalkeeper Lauren Thomas ranks 10th in the nation in goals-against average. Puget Sound is the only Northwest Conference team to earn a ranking. Messiah College remains the top-ranked team in the country with a 7-0-1 record. The Loggers next game will be at Whitworth, Saturday, October 3. UPS MEN KEEP PACE IN NWC SOCCER WITH 3-2 THRILLER OVER WHITMAN The University of Puget Sound men's soccer team earned a 3-2 double overtime victory over Whitman College on Sept. 27. The Loggers fell behind 2-0, before scoring three unanswered goals to win the match. The Missionaries (1-6, 1-3 NWC) took the early 1-0 lead in the 6th minute, when Daniel Kim converted a penalty kick for the home team. Whitman extended its lead to 2-0 in the 17th minute when a Puget Sound clearance was deflected into the team's own goal. Puget Sound (5-4, 3-1 NWC) settled down after allowing the two goals. The Loggers pulled within one in the 40th minute on Sam Zisette's third goal of the year. Ezra Kraus tied the game at 2-2 in the 72nd minute on a goal assisted by Ari Taublieb and Josh Sonico. The two teams then played out the rest of regulation without a further goal. Puget Sound took the momentum in the overtime periods, outshooting Whitman in the first ten minutes 3-0. In the 103rd minute, the Loggers were finally able to break through, as Ari Taublieb scored off a Sam Zisette assist to give Puget Sound the 3-2 victory. This was the second overtime victory for the Loggers in 2015. The Loggers and Missionaries each took 16 shots, while Puget Sound took more corner kicks that Whitman (13-4). Zisette and Sonico led the Loggers with four shots. Goalkeeper Daniel Kirsch (5-4) earned the victory, making 10 saves in the match. Puget Sound will next host Willamette on Saturday, October 3. Kickoff is at 12 p.m..
Capital vs. Wilson Wilson HS – 4:45 p.m.
MONDAY, OCT. 5 – VOLLEYBALL Shelton vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma HS – 4:45 p.m.
MONDAY, OCT. 5 – VOLLEYBALL Central Kitsap vs. Lincoln Lincoln HS – 4:45 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7 – VOLLEYBALL Mt. Tahoma vs. Foss Foss HS – 4:45 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7 – VOLLEYBALL Wilson vs. Lincoln Lincoln HS – 4:45 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCT. 8 – FOOTBALL North Beach vs. Chief Leschi Chief Leschi Stadium – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 9 – FOOTBALL Foss vs. Mt. Tahoma Mt. Tahoma Stadium – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 9 – FOOTBALL Franklin Pierce vs. Fife Fife Stadium – 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCT. 9 – FOOTBALL River Ridge vs. Washington Franklin Pierce HS – 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 10 – FOOTBALL Willamette vs. PLU Sparks Stadium – 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 10 – FOOTBALL Whitworth vs. UPS UPS Baker Field – 1 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 10 – FOOTBALL Rainier vs. Tacoma Baptist Curtis Viking Stadium – 7 p.m.
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ROUND ONE GOES TO THE TIDES IN SHOWDOWN WITH LIONS
PHOTOS BY ROCKY ROSS
ROUGH. (left to right) Bellarmine sophomore Haley Lepkowski battles for the ball. Lions' sophomore gets her head into the game. Bellarmine sophomore Emily Walsh was a force from beginning to end. Lions' junior Taylor Crawford winds up to send the ball down field. By Justin Gimse
wanted this victory, and the fact that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re two of the biggest rivals in the Puget Sound just added to the intensity. The first 10 minutes of play were all Bellarmine, as they controlled the ball near the Tidesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goal and drove several shots either directly at the keeper or just over the crossbar. Gig Harbor got into the swing of things over the course of the next 10 minutes, getting a few looks on the Bellarmine side of the field, but never really posed a threat. The next 10 minutes would see four excellent chances for Bellarmine to come away with no goals, as the Lions came up with close shots, but unable to finish. Gig Harbor star Heahi Manthei would see two chances with the ball at her feet, inside the Bellarmine penalty box, snuffed out by the Lion defense. It looked like the two teams would take the 0-0 tie into halftime, but a foul and free kick gave the Tides a shot from 30-yards
The Bellarmine Lions and Gig Harbor Tides faced off on Tuesday, Sept. 29 for the first of two tests between the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; powerhouse soccer teams. The winner would take the lead in the 4A Narrows league standings. The game that occurred was 80-plus minutes of some of the roughest soccer seen around these parts in quite some time. In the end, Gig Harbor would hit pay dirt with just a few moments left on the clock to break a 1-1 deadlock and capture the three standings points with a 2-1 victory. There was definitely a playoff atmosphere at Memorial Field at Bellarmine when the two teams took to the pitch. While the game was very physical, not at one point did it ever appear to be the result of dirty play by either team. The bottom line about this game was that both teams really
out and just a few seconds of injury time remaining in the half. Junior Kaysie Bruce took her time setting up her shot and she made it count, lofting a strong shot that sailed over the fingers of leaping Bellarmine goalkeeper Isabelle Davis, and into the back of the net for a 1-0 Gig Harbor lead going into halftime. The rough play continued, as earlier on the Bellarmine training staff had to attend to a player on the field for the third time in the early goings of the second half. The match looked even for the first 10 minutes of the second half, but Bellarmine began pouring it on in the second 10. Finally the chances paid off for Bellarmine, as sophomore Emily Walsh broke past the Gig Harbor defense and faced a one-on-one with Gig Harbor goalkeeper Jordan Bertrum. As Walsh passed into the penalty box, Bertrum rushed out to challenge for the ball. Just as the keeper got close, Walsh punched the ball low and
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t Martial Arts these events, blood had spattered upon it. Instead of a feeling of revulsion, I thought it was pretty much awesome. “When in Rome,” as they say. The 135-pound fourth fight was the second longest of the night, and one of the most brutal. Lyndon Hirai out of Bellingham was making his professional debut, and he came to take care of business against newcomer Allan Nickolauson out of Spokane. The first round saw Hirai land several fists, elbows and knees to various spots all over Nickolauson, and had him on the defense all the way to the end of the first round. The fight ended in a flurry in the second round, as Hirai landed shots in rapid succession to the head, mixed with knees to the body. It was the body shots that finally crumpled Nickolauson (0-1-0) to the floor and the referee stepped in, stopping the fight at the 2:41 mark of the second. I’m looking forward to seeing Hirai (1-0-0) in action again. He went to work like a hungry tiger. The fifth fight of the evening was a 120-pound women’s bout between Heather Denny out of Parker, CO and Jenny Liou from Lewiston, ID. Denny stood much taller than Liou, but it didn’t matter after some early stand-up grappling in the first round. Soon, the two both went to the mat and Denny attempted an arm bar on Liou, but couldn’t muster enough strength to get control. It wouldn’t take long for Liou to turn it her own way, as she worked Denny into position for her own arm bar attempt. Liou (3-3-0) showed her strength by wrenching the arm back and after a short struggle, Denny (1-1-0) tapped out at the 4:01 mark of the first round. The sixth fight was the featured undercard bout of the evening. Tacoma’s own Drew “The Eternal Fire” Brokenshire would face Daniel “Agent Orange” Swain out of Spokane in a 145-pound match. Both fighters came in with extensive experience and the house was buzzing in anticipation of a brawl. Swain came out strong and active, at one point even picking up Brokenshire and dropping him on his head and shoulder. At this point, it looked like Brokenshire might be in for a rough contest. The first round would see Swain score repeated takedowns and hold the upper hand on top of
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Brokenshire, while raining blows down upon him. The second round would be a little better for Brokenshire, but not by much. Swain appeared to be on a mission in this fight and his game plan was to stay in control of the action, and he pulled it off. Whenever Brokenshire saw a little daylight in the second round, Swain would close things up and end up back on top of Brokenshire, scoring points and landing shots. Going into the third round, it appeared that Brokenshire was going to need a knockout or a submission to win the fight that he was obviously trailing on the score cards. It wasn’t going to happen for the local boy. Swain slipped out of the first real commanding position that Brokenshire had in the fight and remained on his back. As Brokenshire worked on getting back at Swain and finding an angle, he dove under his legs, only to find his head and arm suddenly trapped. Swain (12-5-1) applied the pressure and Brokenshire (11-3-0) tapped out at the 2:04 mark of the third round from a triangle choke hold. The sixth fight of the night was for the SFL America 205-pound light heavyweight title. Tacoma’s Alfonso “Big Smooth” Gonzales would face Thomas “Tiny” Hoeper out of Marysville. At 6-7, Hoeper would stand eight inches taller than the broader Gonzales, and at first blush, it looked like Gonzales would rip Hoeper apart. However, Hoeper felt otherwise as he came out kicking, jabbing and swinging away at Gonzales. It wouldn’t take long for Gonzales to grab Hoeper and slam him to the ground, narrowly missing what might have been a bout-ending blow that Hoeper slipped. The two went back to a stand up fight, and Hoeper landed a knee that slowed Gonzales for a moment. It wouldn’t last as Gonzales threw Hoeper to the mat and rained several blows on his “wild man” bearded opponent. The round ended with a takedown by Hoeper, just when you though Gonzalez had put the exclamation point on the first five minutes. The second round was trouble for Hoeper as Gonzales came out and landed three big shots to the head and followed them up with a takedown. At this point Gonzales began wailing away on Hoeper, who did his best to move his head out of
the way, but enough shots were making it through. Finally, after being thoroughly bloodied up, the referee stepped in and saved Hoeper (1-2-0) any further damage at the 1:29 mark and Gonzales (8-1-0) would hoist the SFL championship belt over his head in victory. The final fight of the night was probably the most amazing turnaround that I have witnessed in person at an MMA or boxing match. Defending champion Justin “Ruckus” Harrington of Tacoma would face Bobby McIntyre of Spanaway for Harrington’s SFL America 155pound lightweight belt. From across the ring, Harrington glared at McIntyre with the kind of look that sends people running for their mothers. I was just there as a spectator and was shaken. As the fight began, elements of the crowd were chanting both fighters’ names. It was hair-raising electric. Right out of the gates, McIntyre picked up Harrington and slammed him to the mat. It then wouldn’t take long before McIntyre had one of Harrinton’s arms locked between his legs and the other locked beneath his arm and body. At this point McIntyre began pounding a trapped and prone Harrington with repeated elbows to the head. It all happened so quickly, I failed to begin counting the number of elbows. Let’s just say it was 15. It might have been a few more, but I’m doubtful that it was any less. All the while, Harrington’s face was bunched up with a look of rage that was chilling. It looked as though he was willing himself through the savagery and looking for any ray of daylight. The daylight came as Harrington worked one of his arms free and re-engaged McIntyre on the ground, but this time in the dominant position. With the ferocity of the cascade of elbows still fresh in the minds of the entire crowd, Harrington (8-2-0) worked McIntyre into the position he wanted and sprung the trap, with a triangle choke that forced McIntyre (3-2-0) to tap out at the 2:25 mark of the first round. The crowd erupted. It really didn’t seem possible. Just moments before, the defending champ seemed to be mere seconds or blows away from losing the fight and possibly consciousness. Seconds later he had his hands on the SFL championship belt again. Super Fight League returns to the EQC on Dec. 12 for SFL 45. I highly advise making plans now.
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return, Mt. Tahoma’s Shayne Carpenter was knocked out of the game on a crack-back block and never returned, further hampering the T-Birds’ hopes. Wilson would take over on the T-Bird 47-yard line and rolled together an 11-play drive culminating in an 11-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Alex Motonaga to senior receiver Malic Cox. Following a successful point after kick, Wilson led 7-0 with 8:20 remaining in the second quarter. Following a three and out by the T-Birds, Wilson would only need four plays as junior Elijah Jones took the handoff, cut to the outside, and outraced the defense, diving with the football extended to knock over the end-zone pile on. Wilson now led 14-0 with 5:52 remaining in the second quarter. On the next possession, Mt. Tahoma put another good looking drive together, moving the ball down to the Wilson 29-yard line. Wilson’s defensive firmed-up again, and stopped the T-Bird threat on the next three plays, forcing Mt. Tahoma to turn the ball back over on downs. Wilson would end the first half with a 48-yard field goal attempt by Greenleaf, but the ball sailed to the left and a little short. After punting the ball away on the first possession of the second half, Wilson had the T-Birds backed up in the shadow of their own end-zone. After three plays the T-Birds were forced to punt, but the snap was bobbled and punter Zion Harris tried to make a break for it out of the end-zone, and was swarmed under by Wilson defenders. Before he went down, the ball came loose and senior Isaiah Clark fell on the ball for a defensive touchdown. Wilson now led 21-0 with 8:07 remaining in the third quarter. Montre’ Brown would get into the scoring act before the quarter was up when he gathered in a punt at his own 49-yard line and shot toward the open sideline. After following several Wilson blocks, Brown cut back to the middle and crossed the goal-line for a dazzling touchdown. Wilson now led 28-0 with 3:13 remaining in the third quarter. Wilson would make it 35-0 on a 14-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Ezra Adams with 10:32 left in the fourth quarter. Lightning finally struck for the T-Birds on the following kickoff. Mt. Tahoma senior Anthony Jones would take the kick at the three-yard line and bolt up the field, breaking through the first wave of defenders and outracing the any would-be tacklers for an electrifying 97-yard kickoff return. Following a successful two point conversion, Wilson’s lead was cut to 35-8. Wilson would tack on another two scores before time expired with touchdowns by senior A.J. Ruffin and freshman Stephan Turner, Jr. Up next for Wilson (1-3) is a home game at Stadium Bowl against Shelton on Oct. 2. Mt. Tahoma (0-4)will travel to Lincoln Bowl to face the undefeated Abes (4-0)the same night. Both games are set for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
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TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL
when i live my life over again By Ernest A. Jasmin
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Actor Ratzenberger talks “Cheers,” Pixar and local ties By Ernest A. Jasmin email@example.com
ohn Ratzenberger may not have high-profile leading roles on par with, say, George Clooney; but he's still easily one of the most recognizable stars of TV and film. What fans stop him for, though, depends greatly on their age bracket. “It's right across the board now,” said the Emmy-nominated actor, who became a household name in the '80s playing know-it-all mailman Cliff Clavin in NBC-TV's “Cheers.” “It's equally 'Cheers,' 'Made in America' and my Pixar work,” he said. “On the DVDs they show the actors recording, so I get recognized by really young children now. It's a treat. I really enjoy talking to people and seeing what they're about, so it's not an invasion at all.” Ratzenberger will be in town next week as the keynote speaker at this year's Tacoma Film Festival, which will run from Oct. 8 to 15 at the Grand Cinema, the Blue Mouse Theatre, Tacoma Art Museum and other locations. He will share memories, sign autographs and take photos with fans during “An Evening with John Ratzenberger,” which is scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Annie Wright School, 827 N. Tacoma Ave. Many are familiar with the broad strokes of Ratzenberger's career; but during our chat we dug a little deeper to cover a few things that you might not know about the actor. He has local roots: Ratzenberger and his family lived on Vashon Island as his career was taking off. “I raised my children on Vashon (in) the late '80s into the '90s,” he recalled. How dialed in was he to local culture? “I even took Dale Chihuly sailing one day,” he recalled. “I loved it up there,” he said. “It's a feast for the eyes. You can't take a bad picture in that part of the world. Catching up with friends, I think that's what I'm looking forward to. (Also) I'd like to go fishin' when I'm there, so if anyone's got a boat and fishing gear, come up to the stage afterward, and we'll figure it out.” He's appeared in every Pixar film: Ratzenberger's tenure with the company began when he was asked to
play the role of Hamm the talking piggy bank in the 1995 blockbuster, “Toy Story.” Since then, he's voiced Mack the Truck in “Cars,” Mustafa in “Ratatouille” and the Abominable Snowman from “Monsters Inc.,” just to name a few. “My favorite is P.T. Flea in 'A Bug's Life,'” he said. “It just makes me laugh – simple as that. He's so avaricious. Nothin' will get in his way to make a buck.” He expects to start working on “Toy Story 4” and “Finding Nemo” sequel, “Finding Dory,” in November. Initially, he was just “guy at bar” on “Cheers”: He and co-star George Wendt weren't immediately cast as the dynamic duo of Cliff and Norm. He initially read for an untitled role as a bar regular. “They were just looking for different guys to hang around the bar,” he said. But the rest, as they say, is history. “It was a nice run. I got paid a lot of money to sit at a bar and crack jokes for 11 years. Not many people on the planet can say that. Actually, there is only one other, and that's George Wendt. That's catching a brass ring every day.” He's in some huge films you may not remember him for: Keep your eyes peeled, and you'll spot him as Rebel Force Major Derlin in “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back,” as a controller in the iconic 1978 version of “Superman,” or as an American G.I. in the award-winning 1982 biopic, “Ghandi.” He's passionate about American manufacturing and hands-on work: Ratzenber speaks regularly on the decline of manufacturing jobs and the lack of trade education in U.S. Schools. “The average age of people who know how to make things is 58 years old (so) companies are running out of people who know how to make things,” he said. “It's very hard to find welders, for instance. As a young welder - a 21-year-old kid - you can step into an $80,000 a year job, day one. “I was a carpenter before I became an actor, so I understand very clearly why it's important to have a skill that nobody can take away from you, and also have a skill (where) I can get a job anywhere in the world. I can land, and the next day I can find work. I always liked that, and it was because of the way I was brought up.”
The 10th annual Tacoma Film Festival kicks off with a screening of “When I Live My Life Over Again” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Grand Cinema, and here are some of the biggest deals related to this year's event. 25 New Faces of Film: The Grand's annual showcase of up-andcoming filmmakers has been rolled into TFF festivities for 2015. “Film Maker magazine creates this list of emerging filmmakers to be on the watch for each year,” Grand Cinema spokeswoman Darcy Nelson explained. “We're allowing the opportunity for people to watch films created by this year's nominees, and then also to meet them and connect with them at the film screenings and at special events.” Movie buffs can catch “Killing Them Safely” – written and directed by honoree Nick Berardini – at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Grand, followed at 10 p.m. by a free after party at the new Zodiac Supper Club, down the hill at 745 St. Helens Ave. At noon the following day there will be a Q & A session with several of this year's honorees in the Grand's lower lobby. This event is free, but space is limited, so you'll want to arrive early.
tumbledown The West Coast debut of “Tumbledown”: The Blue Mouse Theatre, 2611 N. Proctor St., will host the premiere for this “dramedy” about a young woman named Hannah (Rebecca Hall) who must come to terms with life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer. The film also stars Jason Sudeikis and Blythe Danner. Movie tickets are $10, and a premiere party will follow at nearby Europa Bistro, 2515 N. Proctor St. Closing night with “Lamb”: The festival will wind down with a closing night dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Grand and a screening of “Lamb,” based on the novel by Bonnie Ladzam. The event will include appetizers, desert and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 to the general public, $20 for grand members. Tickets for most films are $8 to $10 general admission, $5.50 to $7.50 for Grand members. Punch cards are also available, allowing admission to 10 films. Purchase tickets and find a full schedule of events online at www.tacomafilmfestival.com.
THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE AFRO LATINO RHYTHMS Seattle percussionist, DJ and drum instructor Arturo Rene Rodriguez is offering an Afro Latino drum and rhythm circle/class, and no experience is necessary. All levels welcomed. Saturdays beginning Oct. 10, 10-11 a.m. at Ted Brown Music, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd. Info: http:// arturorodriguez.com or (206) 276-6401.
TWO ‘FANTASIA’ Tacoma Concert Band presents the first concert of its 35th Anniversary Season with “Fantasia,” an exciting program that includes “Andromeda,” the new work by Spanish composer Saul Gomez Soler that
the band performed at an international band competition in Valencia, Spain this past summer. In addition, there will be several takes on the theme of 'Fantasia,' from Disney's famous movie music to J.S. Bach's powerful Fantasia in G Minor, plus other works with a Spanish flair from the band's tour of Spain. Featured soloist will be Natalie Dungey, a phenomenal 16-year-old trumpet virtuoso from Issaquah. Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Rialto Theater. Tickets/info: (253) 591-5894 or www.broadwaycenter.org.
THREE GARDEN FESTIVAL Learn how gardening can continue into the colder months at the Fall Family Garden Festival and Tree Sale, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington State University Master Gardener’s Demonstration Garden, 2607 W. Pioneer Way in Puyallup. Get fall gardening tips from WSU Master Gardeners, take part in a tree-planting workshop and enjoy free, healthy snacks. Children can enjoy kid-friendly games, music and art
projects. The sale will feature discounted pricing on a selection of deciduous, conifers and fruit-bearing trees. If you are in the market for large plants, you can bring your own truck and plan to load what you purchase, or free tree delivery is available for buyers who live in Pierce County.
FOUR APPLE SQUEEZE FESTIVAL Tacoma duo and internationally touring recording artists Steve and Kristi Nebel will be performing at the Apple Squeeze Festival on Lafayette Street in downtown Steilacoom Oct. 4. They will be performing their wonderful Americana music from noon to 2 p.m., their sixth return to the Apple Squeeze Festival. The venue is open to the general public, and all ages are welcome. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Quality handcraft booths and a variety of food booths will line Lafayette Street. Crafts will include woodworking, fabric art, jewelry, basketry, and more. Many of the
food booths relate to the apple such as apple pie, apple butter on bread, apple fritters, caramel apples, hot spiced cider, and cider floats. Activities for children will include games and face painting. Pony rides begin at noon. Learn more at www.Steilacoom.org.
FIVE TINY CONCERT SERIES Head out to the Nearsighted Narwhal, 2610 6th Ave., on Oct. 3, 8 p.m., for a one night only Tiny Concert Series featuring poet Michael Haeflinger with Micaela Cooley and her magic cello. Hear the harrowing tales of how poems are made! See the spectacle of Cooley and Haeflinger trying to figure out where to end tracks! Witness innumerable clowns of poems climbing out of tiny metaphoric cars! Stage banter! Improvisation! Floating lanterns and cool zines! It’s the monster truck rally-circushybrid of poetry and cello! $5 suggested donation, all ages welcome. Learn more at www. thenearsightednarwhal.com.
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TCC’S 13th ANNUAL JURIED LOCAL ART SHOW By Dave R. Davison
A GUIDE TO THE MUSEUMS OF TACOMA
Museum of the Week: Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
The Gallery at Tacoma Community College is currently hosting its 13th annual Juried Local Art Exhibition. The event is always a magical mingling of work by a cast of local artists, many of whom are perennial favorites. Former UPS art instructor Bill Colby has contributed collages made with papers decorated with woodblock printing. One of Lavonne Hoivik’s funky, ceramic animals, a horse, is standing on a pedestal wrapped in spaghetti-like something that spells out “hold your horses.” A pair of David Murdach’s finely crafted contraptions – made PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GALLERY AT TCC with elegant old BAD BUNNY. Jason Sobottka's "Don't Mess with the lamp fixtures and Pink Rabbit" is one of the highlights of TCC's Annual turned furniture legs Juried Local Art Exhibition that runs through Oct. 23. – livens things up in the gallery space. Gerry Sperry’s “Nude” (oil on The great painter Bill Turner is divergmasonite) depicts a nude figure laid face ing from jazzy abstraction and moving down on a narrow bed. The figure is into a more figurative vein. In a trio of shown at an interesting and technically paintings, Turner visits a world of sidecomplicated angle to the viewer. The walk cafes and tree-lined avenues using a bright colors possess a velvety glow. style that balances large chunks of color I have become a big fan of the coland generalized forms with just the right laborative duo Ric Hall and Ron Schmitt. amount of detail. The pair work in pastel and create comOther painters include Barlow Palpelling scenes and figures that blend cubminteri whose oil painting, “Index for the ism with a sense of the strange and macaTwins,” has the luminous, electric colors bre. Melodramatic atmospheric effects of a black velvet painting. Karin Williams’ punctuate works like “Sunset Rendez“Bones,” a series of vertical panels done vous.” Here, the headlights of cars penwith close-ups of bone structures, won etrate a murky twilight as a mysterious a Juror’s Choice Award. Jason Sobottka, gathering takes place at a seaside house. who is scheduled to have a one-man show The image has the vibe of a 40s or 50s at the gallery next year, is represented by film noir involving tommy gun-wielding a masterpiece called “Don’t Mess with gangsters. the Pink Rabbit.” Sobottka is able to blend With more than two dozen artists styles and media to create fantastical, surrepresented, there is plenty to see at the realist scenes that have pop-art elements, Juried Local Art Exhibition. This year’s like a big area of orange glitter. Sobottka installment runs through Oct. 23. Go see is an emerging master. He also won a it while you can. For further information Juror’s Choice Award for this contribution visit www.tacomacc.edu/campuslife/theto the show. gallery.
Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St. Wed. – Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: FortNisqually.org
Explore, discover and connect with history. Experience life in Washington Territory during the fur trade era. Fort Nisqually, the first European settlement on Puget Sound, was a bustling center of trade that expanded into a large-scale agricultural enterprise.
This week’s events:
Oct. 2 & 3, 7-9:30 p.m. Candlelight Tour 2015
Campfires and candlelight provide illumination for this magical evening walking tour of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Guests may eavesdrop as more than a hundred re-enactors bring to life the men and women of the Hudson’s Bay Company. The people from the past won’t be aware of their 21st century visitors. This year, guests will arrive during October of 1857. Many of the Fort’s residents will be celebrating the wedding of the Fort’s clerk Edward Huggins to Letitia Work. Letitia’s sister was Jane Work Tolmie, wife of the Fort’s boss William Tolmie. Throughout the Fort, visitors will encounter gentlemen managers and their wives, American settler families, experienced trappers, Scottish and French-Canadian laborers and their families, young people at a dance, blacksmiths working at the forge, clerks in the sale shop, and cooks in the kitchen. Tickets are $12 for adults (age 13 and up) and $8 for youth (age 4-12). Tours start every 15 minutes. For more information call (253) 591-5339 or visit www. metroparkstacoma.org/fort-nisqually-living-history-museum.
Current Exhibits: Temporary exhibits in the Great Room showcase objects from the Fort’s permanent collection. They provide insights into the daily lives of the Fort’s historical residents and into the workings of the Hudson’s Bay Company, of which the Fort was part. All exhibits include hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.
Graced in Glass: Trade Beads and Native American Beadwork Through Nov. 15 Hudson’s Bay Company traders and outposts throughout North America stocked beads among their wares. The beads were traded to Native American people in exchange for furs. Indians used them to create jewelry and intricate decoration on clothing and personal belongings. This exhibit includes examples of the types of beads that were carried at HBC outposts in the Pacific Northwest, along with information about where and how they were made. The highlight of the show is a selection of beautiful historical beadwork.
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‘OLIVER’ OPENS WASHINGTON TMP SEASON STATE FAIR FINALE
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OLIVER. Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s season opener sets the bar high for the season to come.
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Tacoma Musical Playhouse is set for a must-see season if their opener, “Oliver” – a musical retelling of the classic Charles Dickens tale “Oliver Twist” – is any indication. What stood out overall in the production was the polish in the set and light design that amplified the already stellar voices up and down the playbill. Bruce Haasl’s set and John Chenault’s lighting were some of the best work seen around the stage in a while, particularly considering the fact that TMP has little to no backstage to store sets between scenes. The use of a base set with a collection of changing accents – like a faux balcony tapestry in one set to denote above ground and a string of handkerchiefs to denote an underground hideaway – was simple, brilliant and effective. Toss in subtle light changes and the scene was set for brilliance, especially with the tight choreography from Jon Douglas Rake and top notch music under musical director Jeff Strvtecky. And the cast delivered that. Liam Loughridge anchored the show in the title role of the smart but shy Oliver. A product of TMP’s summer theater camps, the seventh grader not only made
the iconic role his own with a few nuances here and there, but also served as a commercial for theater programs everywhere. His portrayal was solid acting 101, but also personable that could have been overshadowed by the 48-member cast that each added their own layer of awesomeness to create multi-tiered cake of fun. OK, maybe I shouldn’t write a review this close to lunch, but you get the idea. But really, put a few dozen children on a stage and tell them to play Victorian-era orphans and street urchins and then a few dozen adults getting their waistcoats and petticoats all pressed, and you are going to have a good time when you hand the gaggle of thespian misfits a script based on a Dickens tale. You just are. Lionel Bart’s retelling of the story gave the world the memorable songs “I’d Do Anything,” “Consider Yourself,” “Food, Glorious Food,” “You’ve Got To Pick-A-Pocket Or Two,” and “Oom-PahPah,” after all. “Oliver” runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays through Oct. 11, with special Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 and 10 at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, located at 7116 Sixth Ave. Tickets are $22 to $31 and available at TMP’s Box Office, by phone at (253) 565-6867, and online at www.tmp.org.
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The Washington State Fair drew to a close on Sept. 27, taking with it any illusion that it might still be summer. Sigh. Tacoma Weekly photographer Bill Bungard was there, capturing Puyallup's last great escape before the realities of homework and blustery showers set in. Visit www.tacomaweekly.com to relive the magic.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: DECK THE HALL BALL 2015 Seattle rock station KNDD-FM (107.7, “The End”) has announced the lineup for its holiday music gala, Deck the Hall Ball, which will be headlined by the ever-popular Death Cab for Cutie this year. Also on the bill for Dec. 8 at KeyArena are Cage the Elephant, Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon, Alabama Shakes, Nathaniel Rateliff and X Ambassadors with a scheduled 3 p.m. kickoff. Tickets are on sale now with most going for $40 to $95. Visit www.ticketmaster.com to learn more about these other upcoming shows except where otherwise indicated. • Russian Grand Ballet presents “Swan Lake”: 7 p.m. Oct. 15, Pantages Theater, $29 to $85; www. broadwaycenter.org. • Alt-J with San Fermin: 8 p.m. Oct. 18, KeyArena, Seattle, $25.50 to $42.50. • Audra McDonald: 3 p.m. Oct. 25, Pantages Theater, $26 to $99; www.broadwaycenter.org. • Florence and the Machine with Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger: 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Key Arena, Seattle, $26.50 to $66.50. • Gritty City Sirens’ Halloween Costume Ball: 9 p.m. Oct. 31, Temple Theater, $20. • Godsmack with Red Sun Rising: 8 p.m. Nov. 3, Showare Center, Kent, $27.50 to $55; www. showarecenter.com. Magazines, DVDs, Novelties, Gifts for Lovers
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• Iliza Shlesinger: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-5, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5, Tacoma Comedy Club, $15 to $25; www.tacomacomedyclub.com. • Leann Rimes: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Emerald Queen Casino, $35 to $80. • Janet Jackson: 8 p.m. Jan. 13, KeyArena, Seattle, $45.50 to $131. • Pink Martini: 8 p.m. Jan. 15, Pantages Theater, $34 to $110; www.broadwaycenter.org.
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COMEDIAN MOHR PROMISES TO ‘WRECK HOUSE’ IN TACOMA TW: Maybe that’s the secret to longevity then. Mohr: We don’t do well apart. It gets depressing. But I know I’m very lucky that I married my best friend who will also have sex with me.
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Nightlife TW PICK OF THE WEEK: PORTLAND'S MATT BRAUNGER WILL
HEADLINE TACOMA COMEDY CLUB THIS WEEKEND, HOT ON THE HEELS OF HIS NEW COMEDY SPECIAL “BIG DUMB ANIMAL” HITTING NETFLIX. SHOWS ARE AT 8 AND 10:30 P.M. ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, WITH TICKETS GOING FOR $16 TO $20; WWW.TACOMACOMEDYCLUB.COM.
TW: So what kind of stuff are you riffing on in your act? Mohr: I have a 4-year-old son who is the world’s largest 4-year-old child.
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STAND UP. Jay Mohr performs at Tacoma Comedy Club Oct. 10. By Ernest A. Jasmin email@example.com
In no time, Jay Mohr shifts into his go-to Tracy Morgan impression, familiar to fans of the popular comedian’s stand-up and his sports talk program, “The Jay Mohr Show,” which airs from noon to 3 p.m. locally, weekdays on KHHO-AM (850). “You sound fiiiiiiine,” he says, speaking in Morgan’s thick Bronx drawl on his end of the phone line. He apologizes for missing an appointment, then recalls the fiasco that was a previous appearance in Washington. “So, Tacoma. I have never been to Tacoma,” he says, speaking normally now. “I’ve been to Spokane, and at a 1,500 seat theater I sold 500 tickets when I was doing (my TV show) ‘Gary Unmarried.’ On the drive from the hotel to the theater, when told the numbers, I asked the promoter, ‘Well, I guess I’m never comin’ back, am I?’ And he said, ‘Oh, heeeell no!’ Mohr lays down the challenge for Tacomans to fill his two sets at Tacoma Comedy Club, at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 10, adding this bold incentive: A money back guarantee. We cover a wide range of topics during the rest of our chat, everything from his breakout role alongside Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to his ginormous preschooler. Read some outtakes below and then visit www.tacomaweekly. com to hear it from the man himself. Tacoma Weekly: Tell me about your process. I read an article that said you get a lot of feedback from your wife. Jay Mohr: My wife (Nikki Cox) wrote my last standup special, verbatim. She wrote every word of it. She’s brilliant. She’s a horrible insomniac – 72 hours straight, she’s been awake. It makes her feel like she’s going insane, but then she’ll hand me a notebook filled with jokes (and) situational things that are completely ready to go. I don’t have to change a word of it, and I don’t want to. Once I’m up there with her material, I can add and tag and strip and modify it. It’s like tricking out a car. TW: Does she come on the road with you? Mohr: Always. We’ve been apart 20 days in 12 years.
TW: Like how big? Mohr: He wears 8-year-old clothing, and we call him Trash Truck. I talk a lot about him. I explain why his name is Meredith. I explain why his nickname is Trash Truck. (There are) a lot of impressions, obviously, and stories that have happened to me: Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, Clint Eastwood, Tracy Morgan, Norman McDonald. They’re people that I’ve actually had experience with, so I’m not just saying, “What if Al Pacino worked at a used car lot? It might go a little something like this.” No, this is what he actually said to me, and every story is more bizarre than the next. TW: When did you meet Pacino? Mohr: The movie “Simone” (2002). Not including Tom Cruise – ‘cause that was an enormous hit – I’ve worked with the biggest stars on earth on the absolute biggest bombs of their careers. Eddie Murphy, “Pluto Nash.” Al Pacino in “Simone.” Clint Eastwood, “The Hereafter” made no money. Then I realized the common denominator is me. I am the white Ernie Hudson. TW: Hey, he had good luck with “Ghostusters,” though. Mohr: Yeah, and then name somethin’ else. TW: Hmmm, I can’t. Mohr: But I did mine some good stories from these gentlemen, and I bring ‘em to life in my standup. I like to share them with the crew that shows up. I hate to say my fans. It literally turns my stomach when somebody says, “Well, it’s my fans.” Eck! How ‘bout this? For the people that bust their ass and work way harder for a living than I’ve known that are going to spend money to come see me do standup comedy – one night only – I promise it’ll be the greatest show they’ve seen. If they can look me in the eye and tell me that was not the greatest standup comedy show I’ve ever seen, I will hand them their money back on the spot. And that’s my word – capital W. TW: Is that something you’ve put out there before? Mohr: I put my name on it. It’s pandemonium. I wreck house. (He laughs.) I love it so much. … There’s 20 minutes every show where I am hearing it the first time at the same time as the audience – just complete free-flowing. It’s great. That’s what keeps me focused; every night, just 20 minutes of I don’t know what’s coming next. It’s kind of like a high-speed train blowing railroad ties out just a quarter of an inch before it gets there, but it hasn’t crashed yet. Hear outtakes from Tacoma Weekly’s Jay Mohr interview online at www.tacomaweekly. com.
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MONDAY, OCT. 5 JAZZBONES: Gilby Clark, Sin Circus (rock) 8 p.m., $15
B SHARP COFFEE: Gary Shutes Quartet (jazz) 8 p.m., $5$10, AA DAWSON'S: Rock N' Roll Magic (rock) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: The Sanction (dance) 9 p.m., NC KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G'S: Lo There Do I See My Brother (rock) 7 p.m., $10, AA METRONOME: Three For Silver (acoustic) 8 p.m., NC, AA REAL ART TACOMA: Helms Alee, Red Hex, Pig Snout, Explorers Club (rock, alternative) 8 p.m., $8, AA THE SWISS: DJ Switch (DJ dance) 9 p.m., $5, NC ladies TACOMA COMEDY: Matt Braunger (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $16-$20, 18+ early show
SATURDAY, OCT. 3 B SHARP COFFEE: Kareem Kandi Band (jazz) 8 p.m., $5, AA
CULTURA EVENT CENTER: Saulo García, Orquestra la Solución (comedy, salsa) 7 p.m., $30-$35 DAWSON'S: Rock N' Roll Magic (rock) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Jonathan Harris (country) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Positive Rising, High Ceiling, Tribal Order (reggae) 8 p.m., $10 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G'S: Second Sting, Hysteria (rock) 8 p.m., $10, AA REAL ART TACOMA: Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Tacos!, Manson's Girls (metal, alternative, rock) 8 p.m., $8, AA THE SPAR: Red Heart Alarm (alt-country, rock) 8 p.m., NC THE SWISS: Kry (rock covers) 9 p.m., $5-$10 TACOMA COMEDY: Matt Braunger (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $16-$20, 18+ early show
DAWSON'S: Heather Jones and the Groove Masters (R&B, soul) 8 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Rockaroke (live band karaoke) 9 p.m., NC REAL ART TACOMA: Deathbed Confessions, Heiress, Age of Collapse, Ruins (metal, rock) 8 p.m., $8, AA
TUESDAY, OCT. 6 REAL ART TACOMA: Qui, Hammerhead, ExGods, Big Trughk (noiserock, metal) 8 p.m., $8, AA ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3, AA B SHARP COFFEE: Peeled Bananas (comedy open mic) 7:30 p.m., NC, 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 with Jim Gaither (comedy) 8:30 p.m. NORTHERN PACIFIC: Stingy Brim Slim (blues) 7 p.m., NC, AA
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7 B SHARP COFFEE: Creative Colloquy Crawl finale (spoken word) 9 p.m., NC, AA
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.
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TW PICK: SOUTH SOUND HEART AND STROKE WALK
Saturday, Oct. 3 8:30 a.m. Registration, 9 a.m. Opening Ceremonies, 9:30 a.m. 5K Walk/Run Begins NEW LOCATION: LeMay Car Museum, 2702 E. D St. Take the first step to a healthier, longer life with the local American Heart Association. Participate in the South Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, a family-friendly 5K event open to walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. Every step you take contributes to a healthier heart, and every dollar raised helps people in our community live longer, healthier lives. In addition to heart-pumping exercise, the event features music, booths with fun activities, a kids’ zone, and healthy snacks. Survivors of heart disease and stroke get honorary red caps; child survivors get Heart Hero capes. The American Heart Association and its division, the American Stroke Association, are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in Washington state. The association funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases. Info: Registration is free at SouthSoundHeartWalk.org or call (253) 5724945. All donations benefit the American Heart Association. FALL BOOK SALE Fri., Oct. 2, 10 a.m. Parkland/Spanaway Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S. The fall book sale at Parkland/Spanaway library, where proceeds will be going toward future library events. Price: Free. Info: (253) 548-3304 KOREAN AMERICAN ARTISTS OF WASHINGTON STATE Fri., Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. The Korean-American Artists Association of Washington State is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 by local Korean immigrants. The mission of KAAW is
to encourage and support Korean American Artists in the region in the pursuit of artistic endeavor in order to enrich both personal and community life. Price: Free. Info: (253) 292-2001 FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS Sat., Oct. 3, 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
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SPANNING TACOMA Sat., Oct. 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tacoma Historical Society Museum, 919 Pacific Ave. In the late 19th and early 20th century, Tacoma’s waterways and deep gulches presented challenges to an expanding city.Tacoma’s bridges designed for trains, trolleys, pedestrians, autos and bicycles linked industry to city and neighborhood to neighborhood. Price: Free. Info: (253) 472-3738 PEOPLE OF THE ADZE: SHOALWATER BAY TRIBE Sun., Oct, 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave. The highly decorative, yet utilitarian carvings created by the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe and members of its Carving Apprenticeship Program are on display at the Washington State History Museum. Sponsored in part by Keybank. Price: $11 for adults, $8 for seniors, students, and military, children 5 and under free. Info: (253) 272-9747 SWORD AND LASER BOOK DISCUSSION Sun., Oct. 4, 1 p.m. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave. This new Tacoma group is a locally-organized, real-life offshoot of the online Sword & Laser community. Each month, Sword & Laser picks either a fantasy or a science fiction book to read and discuss. Price: Free. Info: (253) 272-8801
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MEDITATION & MODERN BUDDHISM: WEEKLY CLASS Mon., Oct. 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center, 1501 Pacific Ave. S. Meditation is becoming more popular, but many people have many questions. How do we get a qualified practice started? How do we make use of our practice? What can meditation do for me? These are some of the most common questions. In our weekly class learn about meditation as explained in Buddhism, but presented in a way that fits our modern busy world. Price: $10. Info: (360) 754-7787
LINE DANCING FOR BEGINNERS Tues., Oct. 6, 6 p.m. Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way Come and learn what line dancing is all about. Dance to all styles of music while getting a great workout. Ages: All ages. Price: $45 for 7 weeks. Info: (253) 383-3900 JOHNNY MATHIS Thurs., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Johnny Mathis performs your favorites in his trademark velvety voice. Known for his smooth vocal skills, celebrated ballads and hits, Mathis has sold millions of records worldwide and is one of only five recording artists to have Top 40 hits spanning every decade since 1955. Mathis has been twice inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and also has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. This will be a benefit concert in support of arts education. Price: Tickets: $89, $109, $149, $169. Info: www.BroadwayCenter.org
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BABY STORYTIME Tues., Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m. Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. This event is a fun, educational time for babies up to 1-year-old and their caregivers. Baby Storytime features reading aloud, singing, movement and rhymes that prepare young minds to learn to read. Ages: Birth to 2. Price: Free. Info: (253) 292-2001
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LIBRA (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22) Tapping into the emotional needs of others through work might be on the itinerary this week. Though you may be struggling yourself with your own issues, sometimes it helps to take the focus off ourselves to help another in need. Your own range of emotions is playing out behind closed doors and you both yearn for help and detest the thought of reaching out. Allow life to happen for the moment.
TAURUS (Apr. 20 - May 20) Reach out to others with a heart full of love and your mouth overflowing with roses that bloom only when nice, soft words are spoken. Your lesson this week will be to learn to reach out to those that need that tenderness from you, regardless of your circumstance. Tear down a few bricks at a time from your walls. Let the sunlight in. You are a tender, emotional being. So is everyone else.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) You’re searching for the truth, the major outlying theme to your emotions at this time. You need to get your shovel and start digging up everything you’ve thrown on top of this core issue if you ever have any hope of healing. Balance out your emotions with your truths and try to keep from random outbursts of negative emotions. Pull others closer to you rather than pushing them away in your time of need.
GEMINI (May 21 – Jun. 20) You have a need to be fully connected on all levels to the people that you share a threshold with. Your home is your sanctuary this week. You know who belongs in it and who doesn’t, based on memories of your future and deep-seated gut feelings. Surround yourself with the people you love and who love you on all levels. Let them watch you bloom in private, behind closed doors.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Intuitive responses to others’ crises may come naturally to you at this time. A general underlying moodiness might be your signal that you are feeling insecure with your own personal status quo. What can be done differently? Are you living the life that you feel the most passionate about? Identify whatever is making you feel less-than and nip it in the bud. Unbottle the emotions in private.
CANCER (Jun. 21 – Jul. 22) You’re no stranger to flinging open the floodgates of emotions and letting the waters consume you. But did you know that you are fully capable of building a raft? That two heads can deal with emotional fallout better than one? The waters from your floodgate will eventually stop raging, slow down, and recede. Contemplate what you can pick up and make work when this happens. LEO (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22) There’s something lurking in the dark of your subconscious. Some emotion, some moodiness that you’re trying your best to keep well hidden. Maybe it’s that you’re just not as happy with life as you’d like people to believe. Whatever the case, let these hidden things out to play in your alone time. Entertain the ideas, allow them to make their presence known, and then be done with them once and for all. VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22) There is much to be felt through and learned within your friend group. When emotions and issues are laid out on that round table, each friend can take their turn picking at it until it is dissected fully. Your wellbeing is fully counting on this give and take. Remember to help others with their problems, too. Once everything is laid on the table, your moods will lift and the wellbeing will flow freely in all directions.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Relationships and partnerships will take on an emotionally heady direction right now. There is something to be said about being able to tune in to your partner’s innermost needs and desires, et vis-à-vis. If you find the one you love to be cranky, you know just the thing to snap them out of it. Nurture them like you are their mother and the favor will be returned by pure love shining back at you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) There is work to be done in the care of another and there is no one but you who is better qualified for this job.Taking care of the daily chores for someone else may be on your plate, but you can do so with gusto and great verve if you so choose. Because sometimes there’s no better way of showing someone that you love them than by separating darks from whites, ironing, and scrubbing floors. PISCES (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20) Paint yourself into a corner and stay there a while until you are able to let out all of the emotions that have been bubbling right under the surface. You need to tap into your creative outlets at this time to fully embrace the spectrum that threatens to overtake your world. By creating, you allow yourself the capacity to process the bad and the good in that much quicker. Take a trip to the craft store.
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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PIERCE
TO: MARJORIE BASBALLE
NO: 15 3 01763 1
In the Welfare of: B, T. DOB: 06/12/1998 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2015-0014
In re the Marriage of: David C. Wood Petitioner, And Catherine J Wood Respondent. To the Respondent: The petitioner has started an action in the above court requesting: That your marriage be dissolved You must respond to this summons and petition by serving a copy of your written response on the person signing this summons and by filing the original with the clerk of the court. If you do not serve your written response within 20 days (or 60 days if you are served outside of the state of Washington) after the date this summons was served on you, exclusive of the day of service, the court may enter an order of default against you, and the court may, without further notice to you, enter a decree and approve or provide for the relief requested in the petition. In the cast of a dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership, the court will not enter the final decree until at least 90 days after filling and service. If you serve a notice of appearance on the undersigned person, you are entitled to notice before an order of default or a decree may be entered. Your written response to the summons and petition must be on form: WPF DR 01.0300, Response to Petition (Marriage) This form may be obtained by contacting the clerk of the court at the address below, by contacting the Administrative Office of the Courts at (360) 705-5328, or from the Internet at the Washington State Courts homepage: http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms If this action has not been filed with the court, you may demand that the petitioner file this action with the court. If you do so, the demand must be in writing and must be served upon the person signing this summons. Within 14 days ager you serve the demand, the petitioner must file this action with the court, or the service on you of this summons and petition will be void. If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your written response, if any, may be served on time. One method of serving a copy of your response on the petitioner is to send it by certified mail with return receipt requested. This summons is sued pursuant to RCW 4.28.100 and Superior Court Rule 4.1 of the sate of Washington. Dated 05-07-2015 Kevin Stock-Pierce County Clerk930 Tacoma Avenue South #110 Tacoma WA 98402 TO: Lalaina Ancheta TO: William Comenout In the Welfare of: A-C, L DOB: 6/18/2012 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2015-0036 In the Welfare of: A-C, O DOB: 11/01/2014 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2015-0037 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Continued 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 a Continued Initial Hearing on the 30th day of November, 2015 at 11:00 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. TO: ZELDA IKE-JOE In the Welfare of: W., N DOB: 09/01/2005 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2015-0028 In the Welfare of: I., N DOB: 03/02/2003 Case Number: PUY-G-JV-2015-0029 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Continued 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 hereby summoned to appear for an Continued 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 a Continued Initial Hearing on the 30th day of November, 2015 at 9:00 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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Case Number(s): PUY-CV-PO-2015-0130 DV YOU are hereby summoned to appear in the 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 Friday October 23, 2015 at 1:30pm If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT. TO: MELODY BROWN In the Welfare of: C., M DOB: 10/03/2014 Case Number: PUY-CW-CW-2014-0065 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an 2nd 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 2nd Review Hearing on the 25th 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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2 BED 2.25 BATH 1340 SF. 2 BED HOME HAS FAMILY ROOM, LOFT SPACE, WASHER/DRYER, FENCED YARD AND PETS WELCOME.
2 BED, 1 BATH 950 SF. LARGE 2 BED APT HAS NEW CARPET, WASHER/DRYER, $25/MO FOR W/S/G AND CARPORT PARKING.
6126 S G ST.
7425 RUBY DR SW D2
$895 2 BED,1 BATH 1163 SF. LARGE 2 BED CONDO HAS ALL APPLIANCES, EAT IN KITCHEN, GREAT AMENITIES AND SMALL PETS OK.
3 BED, 2.5 BATH 1631 SF. PERFECT HOME INCLUDES OPEN KITCHEN, LARGE MASTERS, GARAGE SPACE AND EXTRA STORAGE.
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6027 S. Lawrence
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3 Beds, 1¾ Bath, 1855 SqFt. Beautiful turn of the century Dutch Colonial home completely updated with character galore. Hardwood floors, foyer, banister staircase, large living & dining rooms, high ceilings, large remodeled kitchen, separate utility rm, 3 bedrooms up w/loft for possible 4th bedroom. Updated electrical & plumbing, new windows, tank less water heater, heat pump, insulated floors, oversized bathtub, security system. Fully fenced back yard w/large deck, sprinkler system, 2 car garage w/ upgraded electrical. MLS # 730787 $179,000
Sergio Hernandez (253) 431-2308 Sergio@betterproperties.com
2501 S Ainsworth, Tacoma
15905 124th Ave E, Puyallup 98374
e ic ion r p ct du re With an incredible layout & a light, bright, open floor plan this 2 story beauty, located in a quiet neighborhood & backing to a greenbelt, is the home for you. Arched doorways, coved ceilings, & French doors are just some of the charming features- add in a large kitchen w/ great work spaces & walk in pantry, & we see character & efficiency working hand in hand. The awesome family room PLUS a den in addition to 4 bedrooms make this home so easy to live in. Come view, you won’t want to leave.
MLS#: 836807 $310,000 Shannon• Better Properties (253) 691-1800
2240 S 17th St, Tacoma
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3 bed, 1.75 bath. Super charming Craftsman style home with mature landscaping, French doors, fun detailing, a pretty kitchen with a sweet breakfast nook, lovely hardwoods, newer bathrooms, and a central location for easy commuting make this a wonderful home ... Partially finished basement waiting for new owner(s) to make a media room, rec room, extra bedroom or just have tons of extra storage. MLS# 82403 $171,000
Shannon• Better Properties (253) 691-1800
Cash flow now with this beautiful Victorian trie ic ion plex with tons pr ct of character in good du location! Walk re to hospitals, downtown, parks. Main floor has one lg bedroom plus attached small bonus room, dining, lkitchen with nook, new carpet, bay windows. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms, bath, lg living room, kitchen & balcony. Lower level has 2 studio apts & bath, could be turned into a 2 bedroom. Sep. utilities for main and upper units. Great investment with lots of character. Live in 1, rent the others!
Incredible opportunity to own a well maintained duplex plus an 1800+ sf shop/office! Just a few blocks from Pierce College and near shopping. 3 bedroom, 2 bath units with over 1200 sf each. Ideal for an owner/user, hobbyist, mechanic or a great place to store your cars, boats, equipment or? in the detached shop. Plenty of room to park your RV also. GSI does not include the full shop potential income, only the office portion. Only a short distance from historical Steilacoom and the waterfront! $439,000
Mark Hulen 253.761.8888 Better Properties North Proctor email@example.com
Heather Redal (253) 363-5920 Heatherredal@gmail.com
6711 36th St Ct NW, Gig Harbor
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Gleaming hardwoods, coves, arches, characterall sweetly wrapped in this North End Bungalow with private fenced yard, a large living room, separate dining area and a cute kitchen with space for informal dining... A large mudroom, nice sized bedrooms, updated bath and garden space welcome you. Extra offstreet parking, natural gas heat and fireplace- Welcome to the U.P.S/Proctor district.
MLS#: 838040 $229,900 Shannon• Better Properties (253) 691-1800
14624 51st Av Ct NW, Gig Harbor
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1,648 SF W/ side by side units- 2 bed, 1 bath each, both w/ separate decks, laundry facilities, & individual garages this is the rental for you. HUGE lot- 3.81 acres with a pond, a creek and possible marketable timber-enjoy the private, secluded feel while being super close to civilization. Rent rates are lower than market value, so financial info is low. Rents could/should be closer to $900, currently rented for $675 per side, seller has lowered the rents as a perk for his tenants staying so long. MLS# 780554 $234,950
Shannon• Better Properties (253) 691-1800
Solid Financial LLC, Industrial (land) 5th Ave Ct NE & 66th Ave, Tacoma WA $475,000
3 Bed, 1 3/4 Bath. 1,356 sq ft. Open floor plan & vaulted ceilings highlight this handsome rambler on a parklike corner lot in Artondale. Kitchen features an island, new smooth-top stove & convection oven, tile countertops & bay windows. Family room with fireplace is perfect for entertaining as is the large deck & fenced backyard. The master suite, one of three newly carpeted bedrooms, has French doors to the deck and a remodeled ¾ bathroom. 30-yr roof installed in 2005. 10 mins to schools, shopping, recreation & SR-16 MLS# 573155 $257,500
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.
Debbie Houtz Better Properties 253-376-2280
35412 88th Ave S, Roy, WA 98580 11.15 AC Land $500.000
Remodeled 4 bdr Craftsmen 2711 S. Melrose St. Tacoma
11.3 acres located on SR706 off of 506 high traffic count, across from Strip Mall, and a variety of services and businesses. Zoned RAC commercial and industrial businesses that provide goods, services, employment, group homes, and senior housing. Corner of SR 702 and 88th Ave.
4 Bed, 1 3/4 Bath, 2,366 SF. Cute & remodeled 1916 Craftsmen Charmer with open floor plan in a great location for walking & biking to everything! Large covered porch, classic entryway, new kitchen opens to large dining & living area, high ceilings, crown molding, large master suite w/bath plus 2 additional rooms & bath on main & lg. basement w/bonus room, mud room walks out to patio, garden space & low maintenance yard. Dbl car garage w/work area, covered RV parking. Newer roof & windows, this home is truly move-in ready! MLS#: 851997 $249,000
Sergio Hernandez (253) 431-2308 Sergio@betterproperties.com COMMERCIAL
NOW LEASING/FOR SALE
Heather Redal (253) 363-5920 Heatherredal@gmail.com
4008 S. Pine 2700 SQ. FT. Completely remodeled w/over 200k in high end upgrades. 7 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.
3008 S. 12th St., Tacoma
Sergio Hernandez (253) 431-2308
MLS#: 838135 $99,950 Shannon• Better Properties (253) 691-1800
4418 N 19th St, Tacoma
10519/10521 Mt. Tacoma DR SW, Lakewood
Cute little home on a HUGE lot. Wood floors, character, an oversized tandem garage, and central location with a super low price tag- why rent when you can have this cutie for your own.
Tacoma Tri-Plex 936 S. Sheridan
We are now experiencing a sellers market which brings more money when selling your home. Call me today if you are thinking about selling for your free market analysis and learn how I will sell your home for the most dollar to you!
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 $154,900
Carmen Neal Blue Emerald Real Estate 253-632-2920
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.
Sergio Hernandez (253) 431-2308
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS FOR SALE/LEASE 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. price reduction
LONGTIME ESTABLISHED POPULAR RESTR./LOUNGE Business for sale. $149,000 & size, 4,100 sq. ft. Huge reduction PORT ORCHARD, DOWNTOWN Food & Beverage, annual gross sales, approx. $1,300,000, excellent net. Owner selling the business for $250,000. Estate Sale, Price Negotiable. price reduction SAME OWNER: BARTENDING ACADEMY OF TACOMA, Since 1959, Very profitable, Training provided. VERY PROFITABLE GROCERY STORE/DELI/BAKERY/MEAT MARKET. La Huerta International Market #2 at 5605A Pacific Ave.Business For Sale, $259,950, Annual Gross Sales $1,400,000, Seller Financing. price reduction
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