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Ruby Washington has eaten at only one spot and had only one food in all her life. There she has found everything her body needs, and even more for her brain. Ruby is 10 months old, and that spot is her mother’s breast. This week, she and her mom, Jamila Kinnay-Jones, 20, volunteered to encourage moms in the AfricanAmerican community to breastfeed
their babies. Lea Johnson is one of Ruby’s favorite people and one of KinnayJones’ most valuable supporters. She’s a Nurse-Family Partnership visiting nurse with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, and her aim is to help new moms understand the health, emotional and economic benefits of choosing to breastfeed rather than defaulting to formula. In particular, she works with African-American moms and babies in X See HEALTH / page A10
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GO RUBY! Jamila Kinnay-Jones breastfeeds her daughter, Ruby Washington, and encourages other moms to do the same.
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WE DAY. (Top) Participants at Tacoma Public Schools’ We Day Tacoma cheer during a day of inspiration and action
Thursday, Oct. 3, at Life Center. (Left) Lincoln High School head football coach, grad, and former NFL player Jon Kitna, talks to students. (Middle) Tacoma high school student volunteers react during crowd warm-ups. (Right) Singer-songwriter Vicci Martinez warms up backstage before her performance.
STUDENTS CHALLENGED TO BE COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS 7TH GRADERS RALLY By Steve Dunkelberger email@example.com
ll the cell phones and iPads waving in the air weren’t there because they were charging their batteries. But they might as well have been since the energy at Tacoma Public Schools rally at Life Center last week certainly sparked with electricity in the air. Some 2,000 seventh graders from around the district gathered Oct. 3 for “We Day,” a high-energy, focused program meant to promote the power young people have to create positive social change in their local and global communities. The event was modeled after the international “We Day” program to inspire teens to be active in their communities. The “We Day-Tacoma” rally was the kickoff to a year-long program that offers curricular resources to help turn the event’s inspiration into sustained activation with practical tools. Students, for example,
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chose a local or global cause to support and develop associated community service goals to be completed by the end of the school year. The event included a barrage of energy from student acts and local community performers as well as a roster of inspirational speakers that included Lincoln High School football coach and former Seahawk Jon Kitna; singer/song writer, 2011 finalist on “The Voice” and Stadium High School graduate Vicci Martinez; Ms. Wheelchair America Jennifer Adams of Tacoma; current “The Voice” contestant and Stadium grad Stephanie Johnson; and rapper Rockwell Powers. All the effort and all the words of inspiration targeted students like Meeker Middle School student Daniel Tauas. He doesn’t volunteer much, but wants to get more involved in his community. “I’m just too busy right now,” he said, noting that he plays football and basketball. “I just don’t have the time with sports and everything.”
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But the message of the event is that there is always time to spark change through community service. “It starts with a decision every day to be a positive person,” Adams said, saying that everyone has a talent that should be shared. “You have something to offer the world.” “We Day” is part of a family of organizations, including “Free The Children” and “Me to We,” that has a shared goal: to empower a generation to shift the world from “me” to “we” – through how people act, how people give, the choices people make on what to buy and what to wear, the media they consume. The effort has involved 1.7 million students from 5,700 schools in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, which raised $26 million for 900 causes and donated 5.1 million hours of volunteer hours. Photos by Stadium High School students Emma Joy Miller, Brannon Ronia and Lauren Schultz at the event can be found at www.tacoma.k12.wa.us/photos/ Pages/we-day.aspx.
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Resources for young people began to drain out of the East Side in 2010. That’s when the Boys & Girls Club closed its center at 614 E. 64th St. and sold the building East Side families had built to bring valuable club programs to the neighborhood. Did that youth center work? Ask Jon Kitna. He went there. Following up on the values emphasized at the club, he set high goals, worked hard to achieve them, and has come back to serve his community. Next to go was the Swan Creek Library in 2011. The building was bad, and worse because of deferred maintenance. When the time came to choose which libraries to close, Swan Creek’s strengths worked against it. It won national awards as a literacy center. Collaborating with Tacoma Community House, the library was a place where newcomers to this nation could learn the language and computer skills to become productive citizens. But low circulation of books, rather than high use of on-site resources, plus the neglect of the poorly-designed building counted against it. And then there was the loss, for lack of money, of a summer camp that Northwest Leadership Foundation and Tacoma Housing Authority offered for free to lowincome children. It combined fun with learning and taught responsibility, offering summer jobs as counselors to young people as they aged up. The irony now is that the part of Tacoma that needs these resources most has the least of them. The East Side is home to Salishan, a mixed-income community that includes subsidized housing. Low-income residents who can work come there to become stable while they learn the skills they need to become independent. Then they move on. By definition, that element of the community has high turnover. That’s a good thing for the families who move up and out, but it means that there is always an above-normal percentage of families with low incomes and poor skills. Turnover in the subsidized housing is close to 30 percent a year. For the most part, that reflects the good news that, through hard work and solid support services, families are succeeding. There are, of course, anomalies. Families get evicted if they are involved in crime or illegal drug use. That’s good policy, protecting taxpayer dollars and the safety of the lawabiding residents. But both kinds of turnover can be tough on kids. Solid resources and organized activities that give young people a sense of belonging can help. X See EAST SIDE / page A10
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2nd and â€˜Iâ€™ Street Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the city knows it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the councilâ€™s â€œpothole initiative.â€? And in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacomaâ€™s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of road riddled with holiness, and continued those efforts in 2012. And while that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up â€“ or return â€“ 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€™s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Townâ€™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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Corvette enthusiasts generally hold that the 1967 Corvette is the best looking and best performing car in the Sting Ray line. It was stylish, powerful and reliable. It was also the end of an era, of sorts. The Corvette line was born in 1953, tapping into the post-war boom of muscle cars that mirrored the rise of rock and roll and road trips down Route 66. Sales were sluggish, however, but soon picked up as the Corvette gained a following. That changed in 1967, when a complete redesign was expected but failed to deliver until the following year because of aerodynamic troubles and tighter regulations on fuel emissions. Safety and smog requirements would become the law starting in 1968 and the new regulations would affect performance cars profoundly, marking the beginning of the end
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for muscle cars with big engines and thunderous exhaust systems. But those rules were a year away, when the 1967 model rolled out. It offered five engine options available that paired with multiple carburetors to produce between 400 and 435 horsepower. The 1968 Corvette finally brought the redesign that was five years in
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Now well into its second decade of serving Hilltop-area youth, the Computer Clubhouse of Tacoma is set this week to host a public event aimed at raising awareness about gender roles, celebrating inspirational women from around the world, and drawing attention to the importance of womenâ€™s education. The event, held in honor of the United Nationâ€™s â€œInternational Day of the Girl,â€? will include performances and presentations by current Computer Clubhouse members as well as alumni. The celebration â€œis unique because the community will get to meet the girls and see what theyâ€™re doing here,â€? said Clubhouse coordinator Jaleesa Trapp. â€œIt will be nice to know that there are community members out there that support them.â€? First established in 2001, the Computer Clubhouse of Tacoma is part of an international network created
through donations by Intel, the global computer chip manufacturer. Operated by the Allen AME Church, Tacomaâ€™s Clubhouse is a free, after-school program designed to educate and mentor youth ages 10 to 18, especially about technology. Historically, the Computer Clubhouse of Tacoma has offered students opportunities to further their skills in areas such as video production, music, and software designs and applications. The Clubhouseâ€™s â€œInternational Day of the Girl,â€? which will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, will showcase projects created by Clubhouse members. Trapp, a recent graduate of the University of Washington who holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in Human Centered Design and Engineering with a concentration in Human-Computer Interactions, quit her job earlier this year to become volunteer coordinator at the Clubhouse. Trapp was a Clubhouse member herself from middle school until she entered college. Now, as the Clubhouse
City News @>*(70,9*,*6<5;@79,:,5;:Âş:05)@:03,5*,Âť YWCA Pierce County will be screening â€œSin by Silenceâ€? at The Grand Cinema on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. â€œSin by Silenceâ€? is being presented as part of the YWCA Pierce Countyâ€™s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This powerful 50-minute documentary follows members of Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA) as they work to end domestic violence from behind prison walls. For more information about the dynamics of domestic violence and other events taking place this month, visit https:// ywcapiercecounty.org/domestic-violence-awareness-month. 5,>;=;(*64(:,90,::76;30./;:(9; The City of Tacomaâ€™s Media and Communications Office â€“ in partnership with its Community and Economic Development Departmentâ€™s Arts Program â€“ announces the launch of â€œartTown,â€? a cultural documentary-style TV initiative exploring Tacomaâ€™s emergence as a major creative hub in the Pacific Northwest. Launching on Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., the quarterly series offers segments featuring diverse perspectives on a variety of creative disciplines. The inaugural episode features music composed by local artist Isaac Solverson. It also includes viewpoints from J.D. Elquist and Travis Pranger at vintage menswear boutique Feather and Oar; Pacific Avenue Streetscape artists Elizabeth Conner and Daniel Martin; graphic designer Art Chantry whose work has been exhibited in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian and the Louvre; letterpress artist Lance Kagey of Beautiful Angle; Metro Parks historian Melissa McGinnis; Tacoma School of the Arts instructors Robin Jaecklein and Kareem Kandi; Arts EnviroChallenger teaching artist Meredith Essex; and many
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others. The short and long-form segments in â€œartTownâ€? will air on TV Tacoma Mondays at noon, Tuesdays at 1 a.m., Wednesdays at 8 a.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 5 a.m. It will also be available through Click! ON Demandâ€™s TV Tacoma and TacomaArt & Culture menu listings, and on the City of Tacomaâ€™s website and social media channels. The showâ€™s audiences will have the opportunity to share, discuss and comment on these segments. And, shortly thereafter, future episodes will be produced in part based on some of the audience feedback culled via social media, email at email@example.com or phone at (253) 591-5152.
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coordinator, she stresses the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to all Clubhouse attendees, especially the girls. Trapp says she hopes that the â€œInternational Day of the Girlâ€? will result in heightened awareness and openness about womenâ€™s issues, both globally and locally. â€œThe easiest way to start that is right here in Tacoma,â€? Trapp said of the girls she mentors, and â€œfor people to see that weâ€™re educating them and empowering them here.â€? The Computer Clubhouse of Tacomaâ€™s â€œInternational Day of the Girlâ€? Celebration will occur from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Allen Russell Building, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. The event is free and open to the public.
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KATHLEEN MERRYMAN RECEIVES HONOR FROM FRED OLDFIELD WESTERN HERITAGE CENTER ‘Patron’s Award’ given for staunch support
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acoma Weekly’s own Kathleen Merryman and her husband Mike Archbold received a well-deserved honor Oct. 5, when they were presented with the “Patron’s Award” at the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage Center’s Celebration of Western and Wildlife Art show and sale. Granted to those arts patrons who have shown consistent support of the center’s array of artists and their works, each year a different collector receives the award not just for buying art, but also for supporting individual artists along their creative journey by listening to them and learning how and why they paint. Merryman and Archbold received a large, framed and matted (and valuable) collection of miniature paintings done by Oldfield Center artists. “Mike and I have seen who has won in the past, and we’re so out of their league – we don’t even come close,” the humble Merryman said. “We never thought that something that has brought us so much joy would bring us an award for having all that great art – and we still have wall space!”
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ART LOVERS. Merryman and husband Mike Archbold
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Merryman and Archbold have been patrons of the Oldfield center for years and have purchased many works of art from the center. Like others who attended the Celebration of Western and Wildlife Art show and sale, Merryman said she and Archbold find that the art makes their home more welcoming and creates a nice
atmosphere, despite the sometimes challenge to fit all the artworks on the walls. During the holidays the two know where to go for one-size-fitsall gifts and stocking stuffers. “We do our Christmas shopping there. It always fits,” Merryman said. Tracking artists’ development is something that “Patron’s
Award” recipients have in common, as do others who regularly purchase art from the Oldfield Center. “Ryan Perry, for example, began drawing wildlife as a teenager. He exhibited at the show while still a teenager and he is now an internationally known artist with works in every state and on display at the Smithsonian,” Merryman said, adding that patrons also grow sad when they learn of their favorite artist’s passing, like Bill McCusker, who died shortly after the 2012 show. “He was a terrific watercolorist,” as Merryman described him. “His family made sure he had a watercolor at this year’s show.” Fred Oldfield, at 95 years old, is – as his daughter Joelle says – “The Granddaddy of Western art.” The family founded the Fred Oldfield Western Art Center at the Puyallup fairgrounds with Oldfield and fellow artists Aletha Deuel and Peggi Rowe. They also teach young, budding artists at the center and show their works at the show and sale event. “All the artists donate paintings to fund scholarships at the center, and the patrons are delighted to know that their money is part of that equation,” Merryman said.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to support victims and get justice for their abusers. Each week on “Washington’s Most Wanted,” we are featuring domestic violence fugitives like Jonathan Rhodes. DAVID ROSE Pierce County deputies say Rhodes is wanted for multiple counts of a violation of a domestic violence no-contact order and for two counts of burglary. “Mr. Rhodes just can’t learn his lesson,” says Pierce County Detective Ed Troyer. “When his
victim was attacked, he not only choked her out, he punched her in the mouth so hard she needed stitches. And then when he was in prison, he continued to call and harass our victim. Since then he’s wanted for more DV crimes, burglary, has a criminal history, and is somebody who’s not going to stop until we get him caught and taken off the streets.” Jonathan Rhodes has three felony convictions for theft as well as forgery and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He is 33 years old, and has a heart and cross tattooed on this right hand, and a pot leaf inked on his left shoulder. If you know where deputies can find him, call an anonymous tip into Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County at 1 (800) 222-TIPS.
People find themselves homeless for myriad reasons, some of which are out of their control, and some of which are not. Maybe one transient can take his time in jail to ponder the reason for his homelessness. The answer might be found in the drugs in his bag that police found during a search of a garage along the 700 block of Commerce Street on Oct. 4. Or it could also be the weapons the officer found. The responding officer was patrolling the area after receiving complaints of transients camping out in a garage at Commerce and Seventh Street and found three people at the garage door. Two of the people said they didn’t know the garage was private property. One of the transients had a warrant for his arrest for an escape charge. He was arrested. During the routine search of the man after he was handcuffed, he admitted to having “a little crystal” and asked the officer if he could get rid of it before being taken to jail. The officer declined. A further search found some black tar heroin as well. The man also had a policestyle baton that he said he found elsewhere in the city. Oh yeah, and then there was that five-inch, fixed blade knife in his backpack that was specifically rigged for easy access. Compiled by Steve Dunkelberger
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The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to locate suspect Johan Molina. There are multiple warrants for Molina’s arrest including Escape from Community Custody, Retail Theft with Extenuating Circumstance in the 2nd degree, Driving with License Suspended in the 2nd degree, Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer, Violation of a Domestic Violence Protection Order, and Domestic Violence Assault in the 4th degree. Johan Molina is suspected
of punching his ex-girlfriend in the face and kicking dents in the victim’s car; both incidents occurred while Molina was ordered by the court to have no contact with the victim. Molina is also being investigated for felony shoplifting, violating his probation, and for fleeing a traffic stop. Johan A.F. Molina is a hispanic male, 24 years old, 5’9” tall, 180 his left forearm, “Friends” on his lbs., with black hair and brown right wrist, and “Family” on his eyes. Molina has “Johan” tattooed left wrist. on his right forearm, “Molina” on Fridays at 10:30pm on
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Tacoma Weekly queries the candidates on the ballot for the general election in November.
ith elections coming up on Nov. 6, Tacoma Weekly is getting a jump on it all with a brief questionand-answer among local candidates. Debbie Winskill and Dexter Gordon are vying for a seat on the Tacoma School Board. Here they answer questions about their views on local school issues.
Debbie Winskill (incumbent)
Tacoma Weekly: What neighborhood school issues do you see as your top concerns for your district and what plans do you have to champion them? Debbie Winskill: The strength of Tacoma schools is the open enrollment policy. The weakness of this policy is that sometimes too many students want to go to the same school. Building leadership is the key to a successful school. A strong principal hires good staff members and inspires them to do the work necessary for success.
TW: What do you see as district-wide issues? DW: The achievement gap is an important issue being dealt with by all of the schools and all of the students. Another issue is the graduation rates. Efforts are being made at all of the schools to increase the numbers of students graduating. We recognize that early childhood education is necessary for a studentâ€™s success. We are increasing these opportunities yearly. TW: What do you see as your role as a district council member in regard to district-wide issues, particularly if they are at odds with your neighborhood school? DW: Tacoma school board members are elected at-large. Every year the board rotates school assignments. Each member is assigned a high school and all the feeder schools, which keeps us informed on all the district wide issues. It is our responsibility to make decisions that are in the best interests of the entire district. TW: What experience and perspectives do you bring to the board and how do they match (or clash) with other members of the board? DW: All of the members bring a different perspective and interest. My particular interests are curriculum and teaching issues. We all look to one another for different points of view. TW: What lessons do you think Tacoma Schools have learned from the recent budget struggles and how are those lessons going to benefit the district in the future? DW: For most of my years on the board, the budget has been severely cut. The recent court decision has increased state funding and will continue to do so in the next few years. It is important to restore the arts and other programs, which have been cut over the years. TW: What else should voters know
about you? How can voters learn more about you and your political platform? DW: I spend most of my time on this job as a school board member. My phone number is listed and I gladly accept calls from everyone concerning school issues and problems. I visit the schools regularly and attend community meetings to be better informed on all issues that could affect Tacoma schools. Campaign site is: http://www.debbiewinskill.com
that support principals and teachers at the neighborhood school level in their efforts to engage parents/guardian and students in a manner that invites them to participate in addressing challenges. Create a fair, transparent process for teacher evaluation with the best professional practices and mentoring. Agree on what constitutes â€œample fundingâ€? in the McLeary Decision and based that measure on clearly defined outcomes for our children.
TW: What do you see as your role as a district council member in regard to district-wide issues, particularly if they are at odds with your neighborhood school? DG: The School Board is responsible for hiring, evaluating, and when necessary terminating the superintendent and for setting broad policy. The School Boardâ€™s role is to provide leadership for the district as a whole. Against this backdrop, I am in favor of considering each issue on its own merit, but always with the awareness of the need to enhance the system as a whole for the benefit of all our children. I would work to create an atmosphere of constructive debate on any given matter based on data and meaningful input from the neighborhood school and community in question.
Tacoma Weekly: What neighborhood school issues do you see as your top concerns for your district and what plans do you have to champion them? Dexter Gordon: I want to work to establish our schools as places where strong teacher-student relationships are fostered; all students and their families are welcome; and school and community partnerships are the order of the day. We need partnership models and experiments that bring families, parents and guardians together. They are the first teachers of their children and as partners with public schools can ensure the quality education that their children deserve. We have examples that bridge the gap between formal, school-based knowledge and knowledge located in different community publics. Different partnerships may be required in different neighborhoods (e.g. the way in which Tacoma Housing Authority partnered with McCarver Elementary School to address the critical unmet needs of children and their families). The School Board must set policy that supports such partnerships. I will work with other board members to set the kinds of policies that will support such partnerships. I will work to mobilize community support at all levels through collaboration with the city council and other civic, social, and business organizations across our community. TW: What do you see as district-wide issues? DG: We must: Improve graduation rates. Prepare students for 21st Century jobs, challenges, and opportunities, including post high school learning. Find creative ways to invite families to be full partners in the education of their children. Support and scale up our best programs to improve the quality of our education district-wide. Make sure that our approach to student discipline is fair and that it enhances their education as against moving them away from the learning environment. Address the technology divide, issues of disparate discipline, and graduation rates, and creating multiple pathways for students to be successful. Set clear policies at the district level
TW: What experience and perspectives do you bring to the board and how do they match (or clash) with other members of the board? DG: I lead a national initiative in Tacoma exploring quality and equity in education. Appointed to the state Legislative Advisory Committee (HB 2722), examining the Achievement Gap. I have extensive experience in policy, staffing, and training. I am a teacher with more than 30 years of experience. As a senior faculty member I work collaboratively with faculty and administration. Alongside this I work with leaders across the Tacoma in my various community endeavors. I am an experienced administrator. I have worked extensively in education across the region including with the school district and my work complements that of sitting board members. TW: What lessons do you think Tacoma Schools have learned from the recent budget struggles and how are those lessons going to benefit the district in the future? DG: The State Supreme Court decision (McLeary) reaffirmed the stateâ€™s constitutional responsibility â€œto make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.â€? That it took a court order to force the state legislature to provide additional, if still insufficient, funding should teach us that we have to remain vigilant otherwise even constitutionally required state funding will be redirected to serve other priorities. We must also be astute managers
of our districtâ€™s financial resources with carefully developed plans for the future. Such plans must be guided by sound fiscal analysis and data driven decisions. We must establish and execute effective policies for our childrenâ€™s education with an awareness that budget struggles will be with us for the foreseeable future. Clear priorities that must be carried out. We must mobilize our entire system to support goals that include: 1) Strong early childhood education programs, particularly robust reading programs for K-4; 2) Increasing access for all students to the necessary science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) courses for all 28,000+ students in our district; 3) Increasing access to and completion of rigorous academic programs and creating 21st-century vocational education program; and 4) Keeping class sizes small. TW: What else should voters know about you? DG: I will spare no effort to make our school district the best. I strongly endorse Washington Stateâ€™s requirement of education as a constitutional right for all children. Public education is pivotal to the preparation of an informed citizenry and thus a better society. Along with my seven brothers and six sisters I attended public school. Todayâ€™s statistics would label us as â€œat risk students.â€? Our parents labeled us â€œpossibilities.â€? I am a lifelong educator because of public education. My four children all went to public schools. Our last child is a junior at Wilson. I worked my way through college and graduate school. I will work for Tacomaâ€™s children. TW: How can voters learn more about you and your political platform? DG: Visit website at electdextergordon.com. Send specific questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Get involved in the campaign. Attend public forums where issues and concerns are discussed in more depth.
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!247/2+ 0/%429 !.$ 72)4).' &2/- 4!#/-! 345$%.43 All the teachers that we meet as we gather up their students’ art and writing are marvelous, but every once in a while, there is one that clearly stands out, and is a true super star of a teacher. Such was the case when I went to see the weavings that Ms. Veach’s 2nd grade Spanish immersion class had done at Blix Elementary. Students work in Spanish 70% of the day, and English 30%. Students were eager to learn, happy to be there, and were asking questions left and right, all in Spanish. Amazing! Ms. Veach had many in-depth and exciting plans for the year. They had just completed a math unit on odds and evens, in and out, and up and down, all in Spanish, and had done some beautiful weavings using what they had learned. They were glorious in color, but good in black and white, too. We hope you enjoy them!
I Am Poems from students in the 4/5th grade split classes at Bryant Montessori PK-8 I am a genius Smart, awesome, amazing, cool Brother of Crystal, Eric, and Fairah Lover of dragons, mythology, the fair, and videogames Who feels love for reading, excited about flag football, and likes math Who needs an ipad, education, food Who gives candy, fudge, and blackberries Who fears nothing Who would like to play W.O.W., make friends, and get a Perfect track score in safety patrol
I am Sairah Fun, active, strongminded, and goodhearted Only child Lover of family, movies, animals, games Who feels mad when being ignored Who needs comfort, shelter, water, family Who gives help, hugs, and comfort Who fears spiders, the dark, and scary people Who would like to go to Harvard University Who will be someone remembered By Sairah Gaur, Teacher: Ms. Poole
Teacher: Ms. Taylor I am wondering Strange, friendly, unusual, genuine Brother of Wyatt Lover of videogames, stories, mad libs, family Who feels questioning when working, Who feels happy when playing, Who feels sad when unhappy. Who needs food, family, friends, Who gives money, gifts, friendship Who fears spiders, snakes, bullying Who would like to have dogs, sisters, twins
a party Who needs family, food, water, technology Who gives love, care, forgiveness Who would like to play pro-soccer, Go to Australia, and go bungee jumping By Gaby Lopez, Teacher: Ms. Poole
In the book, Elmer, by David McKee, we learn about Elmer, a multicolored elephant who is different than all the other elephants. He finds out that it is okay and good to be different. After reading this story, Downing Elementary kindergarten students were asked to tell how they too are one of a kind:
I am one of a kind because… s I play nicely and don’t hurt anybody. ~ Ryan s I am a funny boy. ~ Gage s I am happy. ~ Chabrier s I am a boy and my sister is a girl. ~ Kaden s I have different colored skin. ~ Skylar s I play tag at home. ~ Solea s I know the sun always follows me wherever I go. ~ Sophia
Teacher: Jody Engle
From Ms. Placentia’s art students at SOTA:
I am Gaby Friendly, happy, talented, smart Sister of Katrina and Anthony Lover of food, turtles, dogs, and people Who feels happy at
It’s the beginning of the school year, and Blix Elementary librarian, Dr. Howells, thought it would be fun to have some of her students share about and do an illustration of some of their favorite books: 1. Cat and Mouse in a Haunted House, by Geronimo Stilton, recommended by Isabella Huebner. When one reads just the beginning of Isabella’s report, “It was a foggy night, and a mouse was wishing he was home in his cozy mouse hole,” how could one not want to read more? 2. Mighty Robot, by Ricky Ricotta. In this example, we think Caleb Strong’s illustration says it all and draws the reader in! 3. Rain School, written and illustrated by James Romford. Michael Ackley tells us of a group of students from Chad, Africa, who learn to work together and build a school, whose story is told in this book. His teacher is Mrs. Neary.
1 - By Isabella Huebner
4. Bridget’s Beret, by Tom Lichtentleld, reported on by Makayla Cornell from Ms. Crotto’s class. At first Bridget is convinced that she can’t draw without her beret, but then learns that she can.
Xuri Dively, ink wash on paper. 2 - By Caleb Strong
5. The Sunflower Sword, written and illustrated by Miriam Latimer. Set in a land where knights fought dragons, and dragons fought knights, is a young boy who wants to be a knight, writes Ashleigh Davis, taught by Ms. Prewitt. 6. Pete the Cat, by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean. This book is good because it is about a cat, and is funny! claims Chris Andrews, taught by Ms. Crotto.
3 - By Michael Ackley Natalie Milsap, acrylic on paper.
7. The Runaway Wok, written by Ying Chang Compestine, and illustrated by Sebastia Serra. This is a book that is funny and good for everyone, writes Jayden Fett, Ms. Crotto’s student. A wok that was magical sings and takes from the rich and returns back home with a feast!
4 - By Makayla Cornell
Haley Griswell, ink wash on paper. Kindergarten classes at Downing Elem. Art, reading, math, and many other things can go together well, and wise is the teacher that knows and practices this. Kindergarten 5 - By Ashleigh Davis teachers Mrs. Kroll and Ms. Zartner wowed us with all that their dear students had accomplished and learned so far this year, with only 3 weeks of class time. Students were asked to create a face with the colors that matched their hair and skin tone. Even in black and white, we think you’ll get the picture! These samples are from Ms. Zartner’s class. A: Joey
6 - By Chris Andrews
7 - By Jayden Fett
Kindergarten students at Downing Elementary read a book by Audrey Penn, The Kissing Hand, in which a little raccoon, with some trepidation, leaves his Mom for the day, with her kissing his hand so that he can remember that she is with him all day long. Then with a raccoon puppet in hand, the students took a picture, and wrote about how they felt EFSYXXLIMV¿VWXHE]SJWGLSSPERHXLIEHYPXWXLEXLIPTIHXLIQXLVSYKLMX3YVLIEVXW[IVI touched, and we are sure yours will be, too.
Dear Mom & Dad: Thank you for helping me be brave on my first day of school. I was brave because you were by my side, and because you helped show me around the classroom. I love you. Dimitri
Dear Mom: It made me feel happy when you packed my backpack on the first day of school. I really love you. You help me on a lot of days. Love, Sukhman Preet
Dear Grandma: Thank you for driving me to school on my very first day. It made me feel happy. I love you with all my heart. You are the best grandma ever. Love, Chase
Dear Mom: Thank you for telling me that you love me. It makes me feel really really happy. I have a lot of fun days at school. Love, Nevaeh
Dear Mom: Thank you for packing my lunch for me. I liked the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I also want to thank you for my school supplies. Love, Skyler
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STADIUM REIGNS SUPREME AT ALL-CITY MEET Tiger freshmen, Falcon senior swimmers stand out
LINCOLN COMES UP JUST SHORT AGAINST TIMBERLINE Charles Wright falls, Wilson and Foss dominate
iding high after a big win in Lacey against North Thurston, the Lincoln Abes had quickly become the favorite in the Narrows 3A. But struggling preseason favorite Timberline wasn’t ready to give in just yet, as the Blazers regained their contender status with a punishing ground game and held on late for a 26-20 win at Lincoln Bowl on Oct. 4. “We had more than enough opportunities to win this game but could not find a way to do it,” said second-year Lincoln head coach Jon Kitna. The Abes got off to a sluggish start in the first half offensively, as they could manage only 10 yards rushing on 11 carries and 50 yards passing. That led to a 21-7 deficit at the half. Lincoln would finally jumpstart the offense on the first series of the fourth quarter when Jordan Kitna hit Kashawn Johnson with a 63-yard bomb down the right sideline, but the point after was missed and the Abes trailed 21-13. Following an interception return for a touchdown for the Blazers, the Abes cut the margin to one score again as Kitna hit J’Maka Love with a 35-yard strike to cut it to 26-20. The Blazers mounted a drive late in the quarter to possibly run out the game clock, but Lincoln’s Marcus Johnson stripped the ball and recovered at the Abes’ 49-yard line with 2:42 left. The Abes began marching downfield as Kitna hit Johnson for a 22-yard gain to the Blazers 29-yard line. But two plays later, sitting on the Timberline 9-yard line, Kitna’s pass in the right flat was underthrown and intercepted by Gabe Gutierrez to seal the win for Timberline. Lincoln turned the ball over five times on the night, including three interceptions from Kitna. The Abes now sit in a second place tie in the Narrows 3A with Foss at 2-1, one game behind first-place Wilson. “We’ll just have to regroup and get ready for Shelton next week and put this one behind us,” Kitna said. “We left our A-game in Lacey the week before, which is very disappointing, but we’ll have a chance for redemption next week.” By Steve Mullen
CHARLES WRIGHT FALLS TO CEDAR PARK CHRISTIAN
Halftime couldn’t have come at a worse time for Charles Wright. Trailing by two touchdowns in the first quarter, the
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FULL STRIDE. (Top) Stadium
freshman Kaycee Simpson swims during her win in the 200yard freestyle. (Middle) Wilson’s Karli Stevenson, who later won the 100-yard butterfly, swims during her second-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley. (Bottom) Mount Tahoma sophomore Treasure Chinneth swims during her seventh-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. By Jeremy Helling firstname.lastname@example.org
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BREAKING FREE. (Top) Lincoln wide receiver J’Maka Love finds open space
as Timberline’s Chris Jones (58) trails behind. (Middle) Abes linebacker Ike Castro (56) forces Blazers receiver Jonathan Dowell (2) to fumble. (Bottom) Abes quarterback Jordan Kitna fires a pass as Blazers linebacker Brendan Kaleiwahea approaches.
Netting a first- or second-place finish in eight of 12 events, Stadium swept its four dual meets at the All-City Swim Meet on Oct. 4 at Mount Tahoma High School. The Tigers – who finished 16th at the 4A state meet last year – have had to replace some key seniors off last year’s squad, but freshmen Kaycee Simpson and Kailey Allen are already showing they could be among the next wave of successful Stadium swimmers. Simpson won the 200-yard freestyle by more than 10 seconds, finishing with a time of 2:07.34, while Allen cruised to a win in the 500-yard freestyle by nearly 35 seconds. Simpson later added a second-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, and teamed with senior Amber Longrie, sophomore Mellanie Muller and freshman Cameron Thurston to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:48.04 – barely edging out Foss. Longrie, Thurston, Katelyn Michael and Emma Lavold capped the meet by winning the 400-yard freestyle relay. Foss, meanwhile, was once again led by star seniors Emma Chard – who recently committed to swim at Boise State University – and Sarah Sachs. Chard again swam state-qualifying times in cruising to victories in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke, and Sachs added a state time in the 100-yard backstroke while also winning the 50-yard freestyle. The duo also teamed with Yana Kuloff and Nicole Ripley to win the 200-yard medley relay in 2:01.14. Wilson also saw its share of success, getting dual-meet wins over Foss, Lincoln and Mount Tahoma behind Madeline Dodge and Karli Stevenson. Dodge won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:25.10 – beating Stevenson by four seconds – and added a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, while Stevenson won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:08.75. Dodge, Stevenson, Rachel Duke and Lilly Tran finished second to Stadium in the 400yard freestyle relay, and Duke took second in the 100-yard breaststroke.
WILSON OUTLASTS LINCOLN IN FIVE SETS FOR KEY WIN Rams and Abes trade momentum swings
PHOTOS BY ROCKY ROSS
SKY HIGH. (Left) Lincoln’s Tamia Braggs leaps for an overhead smash in the close loss to Wilson. (Middle) Wilson’s Tyra Foster sets a ball back across the net. (Right) The Rams’ Kiara Knox (13) battles Lincoln’s Parhis Tippett for a ball at the net. By Jeremy Helling email@example.com
Wilson was thinking about more than revenge after falling to Lincoln in the Rams’ home gym earlier this season. They simply needed the win in the rematch to stay in the district playoff chase. The Abes provided a stiff challenge again, but the Rams outlasted Lincoln in five sets on Oct. 8, coming away with a 25-20, 8-25, 25-15, 12-25, 15-12 win. “This is such a big win for them,” said Wilson first-year head coach Jackie Mullen. “We talked about it a lot leading up (to today). I really just want to build on this and keep winning in the
second round of league play.” The Rams charged out to a 7-2 lead in the decisive fifth game, as Kiara Knox collected two of her team-high nine kills during the stretch and Nia Hudson added two kills as well. Lincoln climbed back to take a 9-8 lead on a tip over by Tamia Braggs, but Rams captain Savana Smith responded with two kills in the span of four points to give the Rams the led for good at 12-10. They finally claimed the match when a Lincoln return fell just out of bounds with Wilson up 14-12. Momentum swings were a common theme, as the Rams charged out to a
12-4 lead in the first game before seeing the Abes claw back to within 17-15 on senior captain Lyric Jones’ brilliant return. The Abes responded in the second game, using a 14-0 run to take a commanding 22-6 lead. Lincoln libero Leea Jones dominated from the serving stripe in the set, collecting five of her team-high seven aces in a stretch of seven points. The freshman was flying all over the backcourt all night, constantly saving points for the Abes and putting up a game-high 22 digs. “That girl is the best libero I’ve seen in our league in eight years, at least,” said Lincoln head coach Steve Johnson.
“She is without question the best libero I’ve ever coached.” But Wilson answered right back with a 17-5 stretch in the third game to establish a 20-11 lead, as Knox had three kills and Sarah Schroeder had two of the Rams’ four aces in the period. “We worked on finding the holes in their defense and really capitalizing on that,” Mullen said. Lincoln took an early 6-1 lead in the fourth set and never looked back after two aces by junior Viane Tran. Braggs’ kill later gave the Abes an insurmountable 18-7 lead, and Lyric Jones – who who finished with nine kills and nine digs – closed the game with an ace.
But the back-and-forth theme continued, as the Rams grabbed the quick lead in the final game and held off the Abes’ charge. Smith finished with six kills for the Rams, while Natalie Millsap had four aces and Schroeder tallied 23 assists and eight digs. Braggs had six kills for the Abes, while Bedanys
Rivera had nine assists and seven digs. The Rams improved to 2-5 in league play with the win, while the Abes still maintained playoff positioning at 3-4, with five more matches to play. “As long as we learn from the loss, and get better from that, than I’m good with that,” Johnson said.
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and eight yards from quarterback Jordan McCray, and added a 45-yard touchdown run on a fly sweep in the second quarter to give the Panthers a commanding 20-0 lead. Simon had several bruising runs on the day, including a 16-yard touchdown run on a sweep to the right that put the Panthers on the board late in the first quarter. Henry had a 35-yard run early in the contest, scored on a six-yard run for a 14-0 lead and later added a one-yard touchdown run after his 24-yard reception. The Panthers didnâ€™t surrender a first down until the fourth quarter, when they were flagged for a penalty. They stayed undefeated at 6-0 and havenâ€™t surrendered a point all season.
Already one of the strongest programs top to bottom in the Greater Puget Sound Youth Football League, the Tacoma Panthers continued their strong season across the board by sweeping the Northeast Tacoma Tigers on Oct. 5 at Decatur High School. Hereâ€™s a look at the dayâ€™s action.
;/.9(+,!7(5;/,9:;0.,9: The Panthers dominated from the outset, led by the steady play of quarterback Tyrell Johnson, who emphasized the win with a 60-yard touchdown run on the last play of the game. Running back Lene Nofoa-Mosoe had scored the previous possession on a two-yard run to cap a long drive and give the Panthers a commanding lead. The win continued a dominant season for the Panthers, who improved to 6-0 and have surrendered just 18 points on the year.
;/.9(+,!7(5;/,9: ;0.,9: In a back-and-forth affair, the Panthersâ€™ Cartier Hill scored on a one-yard touchdown run in double overtime to provide the eventual game-winner. The Panthersâ€™ Isaiah Johnson-Dickerson scored on runs of 12, 65 and 63 yards in regulation, the latter giving the Panthers a 19-14 late in the third quarter. Not to be outdone, the Tigersâ€™ Xavier Watson tallied three touchdowns for the Tigers, the first coming on a 45-yard run after breaking four tackles.
;/.9(+,!7(5;/,9:;0.,9: The Panthers relied on the big-play ability of running backs Julien Simon and Joshua Henry and wide receiver Quincy Wilson to overwhelm the Tigers. Wilson caught touchdown passes of 21
He added an 80-yard kickoff return and a 38-yard run for scores in the third quarter. The Panthersâ€™ Musa Haji answered with a 60-yard kick return for a 26-20 lead, but the Tigersâ€™ Jaylen Koerber scored on a 12-yard run later to cap a long drive and tie the game again. Quarterback Joey Eyre gave the Tigers a 33-26 lead with a four-yard touchdown run in the first overtime, and Haji hauled in a 17-yard touchdown pass from Mykell Woods to send it into the second overtime. After Hillâ€™s one-yard score, the Panthers stuffed Watson on fourth down to end it.
;/.9(+,!7(5;/,9:;0.,9: Nicknamed â€œThe Show,â€? the Panthers seventh graders didnâ€™t disappoint, as five different players scored in the wipeout of the Tigers. Jasiah Marcus got the Panthers started with a one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and quarterback Kaleb Arthur hit Thomas Washington for a six-yard touchdown run â€“ with Maliq Brown tallying the two-point kick â€“ to make it 14-0 with five minutes left in the first half. Marcus added a 30-yard touchdown run later in the second, and Arthur hit Adrian Kruy for a 13-yard score to make it 28-0 with five seconds left
in the first half. Arthur added an 18-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and Stephan Turner later hauled in a five-yard touchdown pass from Arthur moments after recording a onehanded reception for 50 yards. Khalil Lewis had earlier come up with an interception for the Panthers to snuff out one of the Tigersâ€™ only threats on the day. Unbeaten league champions its previous three seasons, this group has started out 5-0 and is aiming for the title once again.
;/.9(+,!7(5;/,9:;0.,9: The Panthers registered their fifth straight shutout, getting off to a 7-0 lead when Zion Harris returned a fumble 15 yards for a score on the opening kickoff. It got worse from there for the Tigers, as a botched snap led to a safety on their next possession, and Devante Williams-Byrd returned the resulting kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown to make it 15-0. The Panthers then forced a quick three-and-out, and Camrom Rogers made it 21-0 when he hauled in a six-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Edward Walker. Izaah Williams and Marquis Montgomery later added touchdown catches for the Panthers, and Tristian Kwon had a touchdown run as well.
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During his 17 years working as district manager for the popular Midwestern restaurant chain Steak & Shake, Pedro Guzman always dreamed of opening up his own operation. Although he learned the ropes of running a successful restaurant operation through this experience, his dream was always to use his talent and know-how to create a truly authentic Mexican restaurant. His dream became a reality when he moved to Washington about seven years ago and entered into a partnership with sister-in-law Cecilia Naranjo Leal, who started out modestly with a taco truck in Kent. As the business picked up, she moved the operation to a small permanent location that could seat about 8 to 10 people. The restaurant grew to open another location in Shoreline and, two and a half years ago, a Tacoma
location opened up at 1636 S. Mildred St. near Tacoma Community College, seating more than 30 people. The brightly colored, cheerful restaurant features truly authentic Mexican cuisine that Guzman himself ensures meets high standards for freshness and quality. â€œThis is the food I cook at home,â€? he said, adding that all sauces, salsas and other ingredients are hand prepared in-store. The extensive menu features soups, salads, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and much more, for a reasonable price. Daily lunch specials feature menu items for $6 or less, and the restaurant also offers happy hour from 2-6 p.m. with $.59 tacos and other specials. Many dishes at Taqueria El Sabor are developed straight from authentic Mexican recipes, but before appearing on the official menu, Guzman says it takes about a month to perfect each dish. In the Kent location, many
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Tarriers stormed back to take the lead when Desmond Jones scored on a one-yard run as time expired in the first half. But they couldnâ€™t sustain momentum after the break, as Cedar Park Christian dominated the second half for a 42-17 win on Oct. 4 at Haertl Field in University Place. â€œAll season we have not started well,â€? said Charles Wright head coach Mike Finch. â€œOnce we have gotten things going weâ€™ve just kind of rolled. Thatâ€™s what we just expected, and maybe we were overconfident coming out of the locker room (after halftime).â€? Connor Johnson got Cedar Park Christian on the board with a 39-yard touchdown run after Ben Anderson intercepted Charles Wright quarterback Henry Cheney on the Tarriersâ€™ second play from scrimmage. Andrew Rickman then scored the first of his three rushing touchdowns from two yards out late in the first quarter, after he had picked off Cheney on the previous play. â€œTurnovers and penalties, you just canâ€™t have them in high school football,â€? Finch said. â€œIf you lose the turnover battle youâ€™re going to lose the game.â€? But Charles Wright quickly responded, as Cheney hit Alexander Moore for a 44-yard completion on the next drive, and Jones capped it off two plays later with a one-yard touchdown. Jones ripped off a 30-yard run on the Tarriersâ€™ next drive, and Travis Sowell later hit a 34-yard field goal to cut it to 12-10 midway through the second quarter. With time winding down in the first half, Cheney hit Andrew Williams â€“ who finished with eight catches for 128 yards â€“ for a
35-yard strike down the right sideline to the Eaglesâ€™ one-yard line, setting up Jonesâ€™ one-yard plunge to take a 17-12 lead. But the second half was all Eagles, as Rickman ripped off a 43-yard touchdown run on Cedar Parkâ€™s second drive, and Ben Anderson cut through the Tarriersâ€™ defense for a 54-yard touchdown late in the third to make it 26-17. The Eagles poured it on in the fourth, as they sacked Cheney in the end zone for a safety, and Johnson took the resulting kickoff back 70 yards for a score to make it 35-17 with 9:20 left. Rickman capped the scoring with a 37-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Jones led the Tarriers with 12 carries for 72 yards, while Moore was a standout on defense with four tackles for loss. By Jeremy Helling
WILSON SITS IN FIRST ALONE
Riding a three-touchdown performance from running back Isaiah Simpson, Wilson posted its second straight impressive win by topping North Thurston 29-9 at Stadium Bowl on Oct. 4. Simpson caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Julius Yates-Brown in the second quarter to get the Rams on the board, and later added a 10-yard touchdown run for a 15-3 lead at
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halftime. He caught a fiveyard touchdown pass from Yates-Brown in the third quarter to give the Rams a commanding 29-3 lead, and led the Rams with 19 carries for 72 yards. YatesBrown scored on an 11-yard touchdown run earlier in the third and had 12 carries for 66 yards while going 7-for-14 for 129 yards. Brandon Montgomery had three catches for 90 yards for Wilson, and A.J. Ruf-
fin led the Rams with nine tackles and two sacks. The win moves the Rams to 5-0 overall on the year, with a 3-0 record in the Narrows 3A to sit alone in first place. By Jeremy Helling
FOSS BLANKS SHELTON
Posting their second straight shutout â€“ and third total on the season â€“ Foss cruised to a 28-0 win over Shelton on Oct. 4 at Mount
Tahoma Stadium to stay in the race in the Narrows 3A. The Falconsâ€™ Chris Reynolds caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Isaiah Littlejohn to get Foss on the board in the first quarter and also intercepted two passes â€“ returning one 62 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. John Moore connected with Nick Burton for a 50-yard score in the third quarter, and
Littlejohn hit Alonzo Jones for a 14-yard touchdown before halftime. The Falcons ran for 217 yards, as Malik Smith led the way with six carries for 67 yards, Littlejohn had seven carries for 62 yards and Devon Clark had 12 carries for 56 yards. Foss sits at 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the Narrows 3A, a game behind first-place Wilson. By Jeremy Helling
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WEast Side From page A1 Community members and players have done what they can after the loss of the club, the library and the camp. Metro Parks Tacoma has put extra energy, and scholarships, and director Laura Rodriguezâ€™ passion for service into activities for kids at Portland Avenue Community Center, but the building does not have a gym, and itâ€™s right at the Interstate 5 edge of the East Side. Bethlehem Baptist Church welcomed Boys & Girls Club to offer an after-school program, but its hours and days are limited. Tacoma Housing Authority hires resident parents to run the summer lunch program, and enhances it with books and activities. But these are stop-gap, and they donâ€™t measure up to the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, Tacoma Public Library resources in more affluent parts of town. Now the community is discussing a solid solution in the right way. It took the death of Billy Ray Shirley to punch the talks into gear. Billy Ray was a great kid, the kind who took opportunities to make himself a better citizen. Heâ€™d volunteered because his grandmother made him, then discovered it made him feel good. When he looked at a playground heâ€™d helped build, he realized the kind of power one person has to do good. He joined Peace Out, a club where kids of all incomes learn to become philanthropists, and he sparkled. One night he was called to pick up a person at a party that was going bad. He responded, and was shot dead. His mother and friends rallied for what looked like an impossible tribute: They wanted to build a youth center in his honor. They started with traditional community fundraisers, and made into the thousands of dollars. Their effort attracted the logical partners, and set the project on that path of accountability. â€œBill Rayâ€™s mother has been exceptional at really bringing the focus from tragedy to triumph,â€? said Tacoma City Councilman Marty Campbell. The City of Tacoma, rallied by Campbell, invited Metro Parks Tacoma, Tacoma Housing Authority and Tacoma Public Schools to work on the issue. Each entity has put money into a fund to pay for a feasibility study. The study, which Metro Parksâ€™ Shon Sylvia is supervising, will likely cost less than $80,000, said Nancy Davis, Metro Parksâ€™ governmental relations officer. Sylvia is the man who coordinated the research, planning and construction for Metro Parksâ€™ S.T.A.R. Center, South Tacomaâ€™s gem of a community center with programs for
people of all ages and abilities. Metro Parks set up a steering committee and held meetings to gather ideas for the project. East Siders said they want more than a youth center: They want a community center. â€œWhat Iâ€™m hearing is a vision for much more than just a place for sports and activities, but a true community center that also provides access to technology and lifetime learning opportunities for all,â€? Campbell said. â€œI can envision programs around music and video production, like what is offered in libraries in other parts of the city. I can also see the need for an access point for immigrant integration and connection for Tacoma.â€? Partnerships can make a $17- to-$20 million project like that possible. They have collected site suggestions including the Boze, McKinley, Stewart, Gault and First Creek school sites, the Lt. Victor L. Kandle Army Reserve site, Portland Avenue Community Center and property in Salishan. Nothing is settled. â€œThe thing that made us so successful with S.T.A.R. Center is we were leveraging resources, the school, the Boys & Girls Club and the community center,â€? Davis said. â€œItâ€™s a wise use of taxpayer money.â€? And itâ€™s a money magnet. The schools, housing authority, parks and city can combine their fundraising power, and demonstrate the value of the plan to other sources. Already, their work has made it possible for State Representatives Steve Conway and Jake Fey to win $400,000 for development and plans. Now the feasibility study is crucial. It will identify needs and resources. It will look for logical partners, and it will steer away from duplication. Swan Creek Park, with its gardens, mountain bike course, walking paths and, coming soon, its food forest, is a singular asset for people working on a healthy lifestyle. The Kimi And Dr. George Tanbara Community Health Clinic in Salishan covers medical assets. First Creek Middle School has sports fields and Stewart Heights Park has a pool. A community center would not have to include those things. It might, however, include a computer lab or a library branch. It could invite a nonprofit partner to set up a facility to address a need â€“ veteransâ€™ services, perhaps, or mental health programs. This is the time to be heard. Metro Parks will host its next public meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Stewart Heights Park meeting room. Itâ€™s the biggest they could get, and it will likely be a tight squeeze, Davis said, because of all the interest the community center, and the process to get it right, is generating. Thatâ€™s whatâ€™s right with Tacoma.
From page A1 Pierce County Council District 4, which includes Hilltop and North Tacoma. Data show that district has the highest percentage of African-American moms in the state and the highest risk scores for lack of prenatal care, pre-term deliveries, low birth weight and infant mortality. Her job is to help moms beat the risk factors and give babies the best start possible. Breastfeeding is one of the simplest, most natural, cheapest and most effective ways to do that. But breastfeeding is the exception among AfricanAmerican moms, Johnson told Evergreen State College students this week on a panel that addressed race, community activism and communications. The healthy practice has an image problem, literally, she said. When the media run pictures of breastfeeding moms and babies, they usually are white. Sheâ€™d like to change that, she said. I was on the same panel, and when one of the students asked if the Tacoma Weekly had written about the program, Johnson and I looked at each other. â€œLetâ€™s do it,â€? we agreed. The next afternoon we were listening to KinnayJones talk about the benefits of and barriers to breastfeeding, and how Johnsonâ€™s support has helped her maintain it. â€œI think it makes a big difference in how Ruby and I bond,â€? Kinnay-Jones began. â€œBecause I breastfeed her, she gets that exclusive attention, and all the nutrients she needs, naturally from my breast milk. The milk itself is really important. The immunities that come to her with the breast milk are totally different than what she would get with formula.â€? Johnson noted that breastfed babies have fewer doctorâ€™s visits, cavities, skin problems,
urinary tract infections, eye infections and obesity. They are less likely to die before their third birthday. â€œBut the moms donâ€™t have a lot of support,â€? KinnayJones said. People tell her that formula is easy and modern. â€œI couldnâ€™t imagine having a budget for formula, or what I would do if I ran out in the middle of the night,â€? she said. Formula can cost $1,000 a year. Breastfeeding is free, and always available. People tell her that it stands in the way of getting a job. She has a job, and if she has to, she can pump breast milk for Ruby. People, and some of them are in Rubyâ€™s family, insist that the baby needs more nourishment. She replies that Ruby meets and exceeds all developmental milestones and that science shows that she is getting everything she needs. She started walking at nine months. Sheâ€™s all over the house, smiling and playing and learning to talk. â€œGo Ruby!â€? her mom tells her. â€œGo Ruby!â€? â€œThereâ€™s a lot of insecurity about breastfeeding in public,â€? Kinnay-Jones said.
â€œAt the mall I was breastfeeding Ruby. She was completely covered with a blanket, and three people stood up and looked at us like â€˜What is she doing?â€™ If they have a problem, itâ€™s their thing. Iâ€™m feeding my baby. Iâ€™m taking care of my baby.â€? Kinnay-Jones said breastfeeding is better for moms, too. â€œIt made me more conscious of my diet,â€? the slim, fit 20-year-old said. And it makes her a better, more patient mom. â€œThe oxytocin â€“ the love hormone â€“ that is released relaxes the nursing mother, reminds mommy that it feels good to be a mother, that her child alone can give her a calming sensation that releases stress,â€? she said. That calm helps her refrain from snapping at people who think she ought to raise Ruby their way, instead of the best way. â€œI feel so much pressure from the outside to bottle-feed Ruby,â€? she said. â€œBut breastfeeding develops a different kind of character, being more loving and nurturing and connecting to people in a different way. We are more attentive. I can see Ruby problemsolving. It amazes me how much she can absorb.â€? Go Ruby. Go Jamila.
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PROG CLASSIC. Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson (holding flute) will perform “Thick As A Brick” and “Thick As A Brick 2” Oct. 27 at the Pantages Theater.
Whatever happened to Gerald Bostock? Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson gives the answer Oct. 27 at Pantages Theater By Ernest A. Jasmin firstname.lastname@example.org
n 1972, English progressive rock band Jethro Tull released its magnum opus, “Thick As A Brick,” a satirical concept album featuring one epic track, split into two parts, about 8-year-old outcast Gerald Bostock. Four decades later, we have some idea how the kid is faring at middle age, thanks to band leader Ian Anderson’s sequel, “Thick As A Brick 2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock?” On Oct. 27 at Pantages Theater, local fans will get to see Anderson perform both those albums in their entirety; and we caught up with rock’s most famous flautist to talk about why he decided to revisit his band’s biggest album. Tacoma Weekly: What do you remember about recording the original “Thick As a Brick” album? Anderson: It was something that was written, rehearsed and recorded in a very short space of time. So it was an intense and accelerated period of coming up with something and bringing it to fruition in quite a creative rush. It was quite a carefully considered album, and there were a lot of technical challenges for all the members of the group since some of the music was quite difficult to play. Indeed, the original album does contain some wrong notes, but we correct those when we play it today. It’s an interesting piece to have done. We tried to rehearse it as a live album so that we could play it in the studio fairly continuously and minimize the amount of overdubs. But a lot of the vocals and some of the flute parts were not included in the rehearsal period. So the guys in the band probably never heard a completed work until they got a copy of the record. TW: What about the record do you think allows it to stand the test of time? Anderson: I wouldn’t say it’s stood the test of times in terms of there being a large number of memorable songs that you can hum and sing along to. But, of its sort it’s
an unusual album to have graced the top of the Billboard charts, being a continuous piece of music, certainly not a collection of catchy tunes; but a challenging piece of music which, whilst wearing the comedic mask of parody, has some quite downbeat and serious stuff about the passage from childhood through puberty to manhood. TW: What first inspired the character Gerald Bostock? Anderson: Gerald Bostock, as a name, was an amalgam of names of childhood peers at school. The character ... is a feature of almost every class at school. There’s always one of those kids who’s pretty clever and is unlikely be the favorite. He’s unlikely to meet with peer group approval because he’s lousy at sports and actually enjoys being at school, enjoys learning, enjoys exhibiting his ability through passing exams. Those kids are never very popular. TW: What sorts of things informed you as you wrote “Thick As A Brick 2”...? Anderson: I wanted to look at a few parallel options that I had in front of me as to how the young, fictitious Gerald Bostock might have turned out as a middle-aged man. Life presents possibilities along the way. ... We are creatures of enough intellect and enough choice to be able to, largely, direct where we go in life. So I wanted to write about some of the “what ifs,” “maybes” and “might have beens” in somebody’s life and set them in today’s world. So it’s not a nostalgic return to 1972. It’s very much ... about today. TW: Given the stature of the original album, was it
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daunting at all to approach it again? Anderson: When I sit down to write something like that, I need to have it, basically, plotted out. And then it’s working both ends toward the middle, in a way. I’m trying to achieve a result, and it’s a mixture of whimsy and the very practical deliberation and experience of being a songwriter. You know, you try to bring together the best of the heart and the head when you’re working. But you’ve got to do it quickly. I haven’t got time to piss about; I get on with it. I wrote “TAB 2” in about two weeks of concentrated effort. It was recorded in a couple of weeks. It was rehearsed in 10 days. When I sat down on Jan. 1 at 9 a.m. this year to write another album, I worked on the same plan – deliberately to complete something by the end of the month. I like to work under that kind of pressure. It’s good to really focus the mind. … In December when we start rehearsing and recording it, it’s something to look forward to. It’s exciting; and, as a 66-year-old, a little excitement doesn’t go amiss. TW: So you’re about to do the next project. What can you tell me about that? Anderson: I can’t really tell you anything at all about it because it’s not to be released until Easter of 2014. The tours are already being booked now for the 2014-15 periods when we’ll go out and play that album along with some other well-known Jethro Tull music. You’ll hear about it first on our website, of course (www.jethrotull.com), where there’ll be a few samples to stream and listen to and all that sort of thing. ... It is another conceptual, lengthy piece of music which is not “Thick as a Brick 3,” but has, in its back story, a little bit of a reference to some elements of the “Thick As a Brick” material. But it’s a new album, a stand-alone piece that doesn’t musically or lyrically have anything to do with “Thick As a Brick.” But yes, Gerald Bostock has been at work, scribbling on pieces of paper and coming up with some lyrics again.
THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA
The 10th Annual Metro Arts Tacoma and USA Dance “Grand Dance Extravaganza” happens Oct. 13, 1-9:30 p.m., at STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St. There will be dance workshops and lessons, a catered dinner and performances by Metro Arts’ Dance Driven youth team, social dance, competitions and fundraisers. Dress dance attire suggested. Get info and tickets at www.DanceTacoma.org.
TWO TASTE OF CUBA
The Tacoma-Cienfuegos Sister City invites one and all to the famous yearly Taste of Cuba. The amazing evening provides a full elegant meal (includes a whole pig roasted on the ground), live music with trio Sin Embargo, salsa dancing and instruction and a silent/live auction of interesting items from Cuba. Oct. 12, 5 p.m. at Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 S. Tacoma Way. $30/person. For tickets contact: Marisela Fleites or email: email@example.com.
THREE TREE FESTIVAL Kids can climb a tree, create leaf art projects and participate in other activi-
ties from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 12 in Wright Park. The kids’ tree climbing will be supervised by certified arborists who bring ropes, harnesses and helmets. Arborists and Metro Parks Tacoma’s Urban Forester will also be on hand to answer tree care questions. Families can stroll the paths, jump in fallen leaves, play on the new playground, relax beside the pond or check out the information and activities provided at vendor and information booths. Visit. www. ChipInForParks.com.
FOUR BURNING MAN Ta c o m a ’ s own Lynn Di Nino and some of her friends were at Burning Man this year, and the next TRIPOD PHOTO BY DIANE HANSEN Show will be all about her trip. Steve LaBerge shares “A Gondola Goes To Burning Man,” Lisa Fruichantie presents “Veteran’s Exposé of Burning Man” and a mystery guest explores
“How Burning Man Could Contribute to Local Government.” Friday, Oct. 18, 78:30 p.m. at Madera Furniture Company, 2210 Court ‘A’ (right off Pacific Avenue and South 24th in downtown Tacoma, within a couple of blocks from El Gaucho). $5 donation at the door.
FIVE FAREWELL, AMOCAT S e e i n g Amocat Café close its doors isn’t really a “Thing We Like,” but the good news is that owner M o r g a n A l ex a n d er will be moving on to make beer at Tacoma Brewing Co. He’s holding a Grand Closing Event at the café (625 St. Helens Ave.) on Oct. 11, 5-9 p.m. There will be cheese, crackers and, of course, beer including a special new beer created just for this event called “Backwards Tacoma Ale.”
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Tacoma Film Festival selection gets national release Filmmaker and Tacoma native Linda Palmer releases her romantic comedy party movie in â€œRocky Horror Picture Showâ€? style through TUGG.com
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fter becoming an Oscar contender this year for Best Original Song for their opening tune â€œVoodoo,â€? and winning Best Soundtrack at the Laughlin International Film Festival in 2012, filmmakers Linda Palmer and Mark Cardone are releasing their picture across the country Halloween week via the online platform, Tugg.com. (www.tugg.com/titles/halloween-party) Tugg.com gives movie-goers a chance to bring films they want to see to their town through exhibitors including, AMC, Regal, Rave, Cinemark, Carmike, Alamo Draft House, Landmark and many others. As of Oct. 1, â€œHalloween Partyâ€? will be seen in New York City, Long Beach, Pasadena, Nashville, Raleigh, Pensacola, Seattle, Yelm, Portland and Tucson. The Northwest shows are being hosted in Tukwila at AMC Southcenter 16 (3600 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila) on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. There are also shows in Yelm at the Triad Theater Friday, Oct. 25, and Portland on Monday, Oct. 28 at the Century 16 Eastport Plaza. Each of the shows is being hosted by friends of the filmmakers who are long time residents of Seattle, Yelm and the Portland areas. The movie originally premiered at the 2012 Tacoma Film Festival prior to its Los Angeles award-qualifying release. Some may wonder, why see the film in a theater when you can rent or stream it now? Palmer explains, â€œWe believe the theatrical experience will grow every year. Halloween is the third largest buying holiday, primarily due to costumes, which people want to wear as often as possible. These fans will love this film with its voyeur point of view. It has the unique ability to become the next â€˜Rocky Horror Picture Showâ€™ event.â€? At venues allowing costumes, prizes will be given out. Many shows will also have Q & Aâ€™s with cast, creatives, or the musicians of the 28 original songs that fill the movie. All of the Northwest screenings will have a special Q & A with the filmâ€™s creator Linda Palmer. To purchase tickets to this event, go to: www.tugg.com/events/5413. For more information about the movie and more shows across the country see: www.HalloweenPartyMovie.com or www.tugg.com/titles/halloween-party.
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nown as the â€œFirst Lady of Country Music,â€? Loretta Lynn has entertained audiences for decades thanks to her songs inspired by life as a coal minerâ€™s daughter, and experiences as a wife and mother by the age of 15. Throughout her 50-plus year career, Lynn has released 60 albums, selling 45 million records worldwide. Ten albums have reached No. 1 with 16 No. 1 singles on the country charts. Her many awards and accolades include four Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, eight Country Music Association awards, among many more. To date, she remains the most-awarded woman in all of country music. With many songs focused on womenâ€™s issues and feminism, she often took on philandering husbands, mistresses, and a variety of controversial issues in her lyrics that forced many radio stations to ban her music. Nine of her songs were banned from some country stations, but her relatable stories and lyrics hit home with many fans. Her New York Times bestselling 1976 autobiography, â€œCoal Minerâ€™s Daughter,â€? was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.
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After marrying Oliver Vanetta Lynn, Jr., at the age of 15, the couple moved to Custer, Wash., to start their family and escape the coal mining industry of her hometown of Butcher Hollow, KY. By the age of 20, she had four children, with two more to come. Lynn was a grandmother before she hit the ripe old age of 30. Although the Lynns were married for more than 50 years, up until her husbandâ€™s death in 1996 it was a rocky relationship chronicled in songs throughout her career. Throughout the course of her career, she has worked with some of country musicâ€™s biggest stars, from Conway Twitty and Tammy Wynette to Dolly Parton. But her appeal extended beyond the boundaries of country music alone. Her 2004 album, â€œVan Lear Rose,â€? was produced by rocker Jack White of the White Stripes, who also performed as a musician and vocalist on certain tracks. â€œRolling Stoneâ€? named the collaboration the second-best album of the year in 2004. She is reportedly working on a follow-up to â€œVan Lear Roseâ€? as well as a new CD of re-recorded versions of some of her biggest hits from throughout the decades. Loretta Lynn plays the Emerald Queen Casinoâ€™s I-5 Showroom on Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30-$65, available at ticketmaster.com.
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Find Mouse Queen VIII beginning October 15th for your chance to win tickets to Tacoma City Balletâ€™s World Premiere The Nutcracker or a grand prize package! Visit tacomacityballet.com for contest details.
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Oasis and Rainbow Center hold grand opening event By Matt Nagle email@example.com
fter months of preparation and flat-out hard work, the staff and volunteers at the new Oasis and Rainbow Center are ready to open the doors for the grand opening on Oct. 11. Arriving on a most auspicious day – National Coming Out Day, observed internationally to celebrate being out and open as LGBT people – the event will showcase the big, bright center at 2215 Pacific Ave. and reveal some exciting things in the works for the South Sound’s LGBT community and friends. The casual, come-asyou-are grand opening runs from 3-7 p.m. There will be door prizes every hour, snacks to munch on, entertainment, and speakers including Mayor Marilyn Strickland. Drag diva extraordinaire Jenuwine Beauté will be the emcee. Tours will be given, and guests will hear about what’s in the works as the center continues to develop and meet its potential. The Rainbow Center will also unveil its new logo at the event. For a sneak peek, “like” the Rainbow Center’s Facebook page, where the design will be posted the morning of Oct. 11. The center already opened to the public on Aug. 1, but that was before all kinds of improvements were made to the 6,000 square-foot space. Now there are comfy couches to sit on, room dividers are in place, the computer lab is up and running as is the lending library, shiny wood floors have been installed, and more progress is being made daily. People are taking notice too, as evidenced by the flow of foot traffic. “Our numbers are up and people are coming in and staying for a long time,” said Rainbow
Center Executive Director Michelle Douglas. This is a nationwide first for Oasis, a drop-in, support and resource center for LGBT youth ages 1424, to have a home base, and it appears that area youth are responding to it. “It’s been busy,” said Oasis Director Seth Kirby. “For Oasis, we’ve doubled the number of youth on a given night and that’s amazing. They are very much enjoying having a public location, and that’s been really exciting to see.” Douglas said the response from the broader community, and the center’s new neighbors, has been very positive. From the City of Tacoma and Pierce County AIDS Foundation, to local businesses and individuals providing in-kind donations and services, the support has been affirming and encouraging, according to Douglas. “The thing I appreciate the most is that a tremendous number of people have come together to make this possible, and they’ve given generously of their money, time, thoughts… I don’t know that it could be more supportive than it has been.” It’s also showing to be a smart move to locate the new center so centrally to bus lines. “We did an analysis and we got the best transit access we could get. We’re definitely seeing the impact of that,” Douglas said. The new center has received praise from those who have stopped by to check it out, especially those who have been long active in working for equal rights for LGBT people. “We’ve seen a lot of tears, disbelief and incredible joy,” Douglas said. “What is so important not to forget is that we started from an incredibly strong foundation. We have people who have been working for LGBT rights in this community for 40, 50plus years and this center is
HAMMER TIME. Rainbow Center Executive
Director Michelle Douglas rolled up her sleeves and got to work on making the new center a beautiful place for the South Sound’s LGBT community.
built because of their hard work. This came because of their legacy. To have one of those pioneers and leaders walk through here and see what they’ve built, it’s a very emotional thing.” The center’s capital campaign continues to move full-steam ahead. Visit www.orctacoma.com for the latest in how the fundraising is going and to make a donation. In a nutshell, “milestone #1” to get the walls, floors and interior space finished is just about complete. “Milestone #2” is designated to provide funds for furniture and needed kitchen appliances and to complete ADA and security enhancements. “Milestone #3” is about preparing for the long-term future, such as rent differential and a maintenance/repair fund. Those attending the Oct. 11 grand opening will hear more about the capital campaign and about some-
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thing special being planned as the holidays approach. Called Home for the Holidays, the center will become a haven for LGBT people who want to be with their community during the holidays, especially those whose birth families don’t accept them. “We’ll be hosting an allOasis and Rainbow Center Thanksgiving dinner for the first time,” Kirby said. “That’s something that Oasis has traditionally done, but now we get to do it with the Rainbow Center too.” He said that at the grand opening, guests will hear about how they can help make the center nice for people to be there during the holiday season. The center is helping make life better for homeless LGBT people as well,
youth in particular. “When we shut down last night, the last six people out the door were homeless,” Douglas said. She and Kirby want to change that. “Nationally, about 40 percent of homeless youth identify as LGBT, and I would say that’s probably pretty close to accurate here in Pierce County as well,” Kirby said. The center has partnered with Tacoma’s REACH Center and its Housing 4 Success program for youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness. H4S works to put these youth in housing first then works with them to provide relevant, intensive, life skills to help them get back on track to achieve stable housing and a personal path to self-sufficiency. Kirby expressed gratitude in how REACH invited Oasis to be part of H4S from the beginning. “The result is that we now have somebody on site to provide housing intakes for youth, and that’s just something we’ve never had before,” he said. “For so long we’ve told (homeless youth) to just go to Seattle.
There’s still not a youth shelter in this community or a safe place we can send people that we know of immediately that evening, but there are now options for more transitional housing.” Douglas said some of the youth have been fortunate to secure housing with friends of the Rainbow/ Oasis center. “It’s great for them to go into a living situation where the LGBT piece is not an issue,” she said. “We are in very big need of more families. We have people ready to go into housing and we don’t have enough supportive LGBT families to put them in.” A community forum will be announced in the coming months to provide information on what it’s like to be a host home and all that it entails. Keep watching for this and more as the Oasis and Rainbow Center continues to develop. “It’s an excellent time to stay tuned,” as Douglas put it. “We have a lot coming up. We’re just beginning to understand what this space offers us.”
On Nov. 2, the Rainbow Center will hold its annual major fundraiser, the Black & White Gayla, in a new location at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Bigger and better than ever before, this black-tie event will include dinner and dancing, a live and silent auction, the Rainbow City Band’s jazz ensemble Purple Passion, and much more. The event provides the center with 40 percent of its operating budget, so help the center out by purchasing tickets at www.rainbowcntr.org.
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Bon Jovi shows they’ve still got it!
PHOTOS BY BILL BUNGARD
Bon Jovi – led by still hunky front man Jon Bon Jovi – took over the Tacoma Dome on Oct. 5 for an evening of karaoke classics. A little “Shot Through the Heart” and “Living on a Prayer,” anyone? Tacoma Weekly freelance photographer Bill Bungard was there, and here is some of what he saw. Visit www.tacomaweekly.com/beyondwords and www. billbungard.com to see more of his photos.
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he Modern Lovers’ 1976 cult classic “Roadrunner” epitomizes the spirit of Radio On, a new Tacoma rock band that will make its public debut on Saturday, Oct. 12, at O’Malley’s Irish Pub. For starters, the quartet’s name is plucked straight from that song’s opening stanza. “Going faster miles an hour,” Modern Lovers front man Jonathan Richman sings. “Gonna drive past the Stop n’ Shop with the radio on.” More importantly, though, “Roadrunner” takes Radio On guitarists Stu Miller and John Carey back to some of their formative musical experiences. The simple, two-chord anthem was among the first cuts Miller learned when he started jamming with local bands in Olympia in the ‘90s. Carey is from The Modern Lovers’ hometown Boston; and the song harkens back to the thrill of catching his favorite tunes on the radio as a kid in the ‘70s. “I listened to AM radio on my bed, sneaking it in, lights out,” Carey recalled, gathered with his band mates outside of their Sixth Avenue practice space. “So I would hear this song on the radio all the time, and it would be late at night; and I would always wonder, ‘Where is this guy from? He has a Stop n’ Shop just like I have. They’ve got a Route 9.’” Last year, Miller and Carey were at an impasse when it came to naming their new musical project. Then the Modern Lovers song came on Seattle station KEXP-FM (90.3).
“I listened to AM radio on my bed, sneaking it in, lights out. So I would hear this song on the radio all the time, and it would be late at night; and I would always wonder, ‘Where is this guy from? He has a Stop n’ Shop just like I have. They’ve got a Route 9.’” – John Carey of Radio On The lifted lyric felt right for the raucous, no-frills party jams they’d been coming up with writing in Miller’s North Slope living room. “Even if you owned the record, to hear your favorite song on the radio was better than just putting your record on,” Carey said. “When I was a kid I would just call up my neighbor and be like, ‘Hey man! ‘We’re An American Band’ is on right now! It’s on RKO!’ (We’d) hang up, run over, tune it in halfway and listen to it loud.” Radio On may be new,
but its roster will be familiar from several other Tacoma rock outfits. Miller is an owner of local beer and hotdog haven, the Red Hot, and has played in the Coloffs and Gold Teeth in recent years. Drummer John Ledington also keeps the beat for Blanco Bronco and the recently reloaded Pioneers West. And bassist Andy Childs has played keyboards for Brotherhood of the Black Squirrel and Legend of Bigfoot. Together, their sound is brash and hooky, a mishmash of classic garage, punk and college rock from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. “It’s one, two, three, four and hold on for 2 ½ minutes. It’s gonna be loud and fast,” Childs said. “There’s not a lot of hidden agenda. It’s power rock n’ roll, right down the middle.” “There’s not a lot of clever vocabulary,” Carey joked. “You’re not going to get the Decemberists.” Visit our Daily Mashup blog, at www.tacomaweekly.com/dailymashup, for bootleg video of “Electric No No.” The song is inspired by the late Dock Ellis, a Major Leaguer best known for pitching a no-hitter in 1970 while under the influence of L.S.D. Saturday’s show also features Planet of Giants and Vamanos. Music starts after 9 p.m., and there is no cover charge. O’Malley’s is located at 2403 Sixth Ave., in Tacoma; (253) 627-9403 for further details.
FRIDAY, OCT. 11 JAZZBONES: Curtis Salgado (blues, soul) 8 p.m., $15
MONDAY, OCT. 14 ENCORE: Ladies night (hip-hop, top 40 DJs) 10 p.m., $1-$7 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Chapter 5 (top 40) 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G’S: Lo There Do I See My Brother (post-rock) 8 p.m., $8, AA MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (jazz) 7 p.m., NC SWISS: Afrodisiacs (dance) 9 p.m., $8 TACOMA COMEDY: Steve-O (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $20 UNCLE THURM’S: Urban Rhapsody (funk, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
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BOB’S JAVA JIVE: Breag Naofa, Fang Chia, Moraine, God Hates Fads (experimental) 8 p.m., $5 DOYLE’S: Stagecoach Nettie and the Wolftones (blues) 9:30 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Chapter 5 (top 40) 9 p.m., NC GRIT CITY COMEDY: Justin Hayes (comedy) 10:30 p.m., $15 GRIT CITY GRINDHOUSE: Rockwell Powers, Ra Scion, Breaklites (hip-hop) 9 p.m, $7, AA JAZZBONES: Heartless (Heart tribute) 8 p.m., $8 NEW FRONTIER: Future Bass Dance Party (DJs) 9 p.m., $5 O’MALLEY’S: Radio On, Vamanos, Planet of Giants (rock) 9 p.m., NC SPAR: Still Got It (pop, rock) 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Crosswalk (rock) 9 p.m., NC SWISS: Spazmatics (‘80s dance) 9 p.m., $8 TACOMA COMEDY: Steve-O (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $20 TRIPLE PLAY: Ghost 211 (rock) 8 p.m., NC UPS – SCHNEEBECK HALL: Frank Huang (classical violin) 7:30 p.m., $8.50-$12.50, free to UPS students, AA
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SUN., OCT. 13 FREE CPR CLASSES Members of the Tacoma Fire Department invite the community to attend CPR Sunday at Henry Foss High School, located at 2112 S. Tyler St. Participants will practice adult, child and infant CPR, and will also receive defibrillator practice. The course will consist of 1.5 hours of classroom work, and an hour of hands-on training. Four class options will take place at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive an official Tacoma Fire Department certified CPR card. Info: www.cprsunday.net.
TUES., OCT. 15 ‘THE LEAD CLOAK’ BOOK LAUNCH King’s Books is celebrating the release of Erik Hanberg’s latest book, “The Lead Cloak,” a science fiction adventure novel. Byron Shaw can track and find anyone on Earth. Except the people who tried to kill him. By 2081, privacy no longer exists. The Lattice enables anyone to re-live any moment of your life. People can experience past and present events—or see into the mind of anyone, living or dead. Most people love it. Some want to destroy it. Colonel Byron Shaw has just saved the Lattice from the most dangerous attack in its history. Now he must find those responsible. But there’s a question nobody’s asking: does the Lattice deserve to be saved? The answer may cost him his life. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info: www. kingsbookstore.com.
WED., OCT. 16 HOPTOBERFEST The annual Hoptoberfest is back, featuring robust and award winning brews from Harmon Brewing Co., expertly paired with mouth-watering cuisine from Bates Technical College’s Culinary Arts program. This casual dining experience is perfect for beer enthusiasts or anyone who enjoys good food and a good party. Proceeds from the event support higher education in your community through scholarships and programmatic support at Bates Technical College. Must be 21 or older to attend, and seating is limited to 150 guests. Purchase tickets early. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. at Bates Technical College’s downtown campus, located at 1101 S. Yakima Ave.
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MON., OCT. 14 TALK ON THE DEATH PENALTY Join the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty as we welcome death row exoneree Delbert Tibbs. We will screen part of the documentary series “One For Ten,” which features Delbert’s story. Following the screening, Delbert will speak about his experiences and in support of death penalty repeal. Tibbs, a former seminary student from Chicago, was traveling in Florida February 1974 when he was stopped by the state police and questioned about the rape of a 16-year-old girl and the murder of her traveling companion. Despite his difference in appearance, the girl claimed Tibbs was the killer. An all-white jury returned a guilty verdict against Tibbs in less than two days and he was given a death sentence. Celebrities such as Joan Baez and Pete Seeger got involved and raised money for the Delbert Tibbs Defense Committee. The Florida State Supreme Court finally overturned his conviction by a 4-3 vote and the District Attorney dropped the case in 1982. Delbert lives in Chicago, writes poetry, and travels around the country telling his story and reciting his poetry. He is an assistant director of Membership and Training for Witness to Innocence. The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info: www. kingsbookstore.com.
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FRI., OCT. 18 CONFESSIONS OF A LATTER-DAY VIRGIN King’s Books is celebrating the release of Nicole Hardy’s new memoir, “Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin.” In her funny, intimate, and thoughtful memoir, Hardy explores how she came, at the age of 35, to a crossroads regarding her faith and her identity. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she held an absolute conviction in her Mormon faith during her childhood and throughout her 20s. But as she aged out of the Church’s “singles ward” and entered her 30s, she struggled to merge the adventurous life she envisioned for herself with the one the church prescribed, where all women are called to be mothers and the role of homemaker is the emphatic ideal. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info: www.kingsbookstore.com.
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BULLETIN BOARD ‘INTO THE WOODS’ Sumner’s ManeStage Theatre Company is thrilled to debut its seventh season with “Into The Woods.” Inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales, this Tony Award winning Broadway musical will be performed by a talented group of over 20 experienced, local storytellers. “Into The Woods” will run through Oct. 13 at the Sumner Performing Arts Center, located at 1707 Main St. in Sumner. Performances are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and closes Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Info: http://www. manestagetheatre.com. Tickets: $11$20. Info: www.manestagetheatre. com.
PAPER TRAILS BOOK ARTS FEST The second annual Paper Trails Book Arts Festival is taking place at King’s Books from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On view will be hand-made and handembellished papers, fine calligraphy, hand-made art books, letterpress items, origami, unique cards and gifts, and imaginative paper designs and fabrications! Meet local artists and view their wares! Two makeand-take tables offer hands-on projects for adults and kids! Paper Trails is a collaboration among King’s Books, Tacoma Calligraphy Guild, Tacoma Book Artists, and Puget Sound Book Artists. PSBA will soon receive the 2013 AMOCAT Arts Award for Community Outreach by an Organization due, in part, to its support of events such as Paper Trails. King’s Books is located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info: www. kingsbookstore.com.
‘ARSENIC AND OLD LACE’ Lakewood Playhouse presents the first show of its 75th anniversary season – Joseph Kesserling’s wonderful black comedy with a little extra kick: “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Play times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The show runs through Oct. 13. This show marks the playhouse’s first presentation with its auditorium’s new chairs. They are built for comfort and include lower back support as well as cup holders for your soft drinks and popcorn. Presented with views from all sides, in the Lakewood Playhouse’s unique “in the round” seating, this production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” will help you feel as if you are inside the show. About the show: A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family… along with a fondness for serving arsenic-spiked elderberry wine. The show returns to the Lakewood Playhouse stage for the first time since 1997. Info: www. lakewoodplayhouse.org.
TRUCK AND TRACTOR DAY This fun, family friendly event is for kids of all ages. Climb through giant trucks, decorate a pumpkin and take a hayride – all for free! Truck and Tractor Day
AL-MUTANABBI STREET STARTS HERE The traveling exhibit of artist books, created to defy an Iraqi bomb, runs now through Oct. 31 in the Collins Memorial Library of the University of Puget Sound. On March 5, 2007,
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in the middle of the Iraq War, a car bomb devastated the literary and intellectual heart of Baghdad, ripping through booksellers, cafes, and tea shops, killing 30 people and wounding more than 100. San Francisco poet and artist Beau Beausoleil and British scholar Sarah Bodman responded to the devastation by asking artists and poets from around the world to create artists’ books as a show of solidarity with those slain and injured. The result is a remarkable exhibition of some 200 handmade artists’ books and single-sheet broadsides. The co-curators say the display aims to “pay homage to the truth that can rest between any two covers,” and to reflect “the ultimate futility of those who try to erase thought.” Collins Memorial Library at University of Puget Sound is proud to be hosting the national traveling exhibit Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here this fall. (Al-Mutanabbi, the bombed street, was named after Iraqi poet al-Mutanabbi, the Arab world’s equivalent of Shakespeare). The show includes more than 50 works from the original collection. Info: blogs.pugetsound.edu/pugetsoundbookartists. COMEDY OPEN MIC The Happy Thursday Comedy Open Mic is a weekly stand-up comedy open mic hosted by comedian Kareem Walters, featuring some of the best rising comics and established headliners. Each week professional and amateur comedians test new material to develop their acts. It is an opportunity to test your new material in a non-comedy club atmosphere. You can catch the action at Triple Play – the newest sports bar on 6th Avenue – every Thursday. Happy Thursday Comedy Open Mic offers a fun, unpredictable show experience you won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy rare and exciting burgers while watching some of the funniest comics in the Northwest. Every Thursday at 9 p.m. Info: www. tripleplaytacoma.com. PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT Each month, on the first and third Friday from 6-9 p.m., is parents’ night out! Bring the kids to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, where organizers will entertain the kids in a safe and fun environment. Cost is $25 per child, $10 each additional
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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PIERCE NO: 13-4-014656 NOTICE TO CREDITORS In re the Estate of: ROBERT JEROME HARDCASTLE Deceased The Personal Representative named below KDVEHHQDSSRLQWHGDQGKDVTXDOLĂ€HGDV personal representative of the above estate. Persons having claims against the deceased must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, serve their claims on the personal representative or The attorney of record in the address stated EHORZDQGĂ€OHDQH[HFXWHGFRS\RIWKHFODLP with the Clerk of this Court within four (4) PRQWKVDIWHUWKHGDWHRIWKHĂ€OLQJRIWKH copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court ZKLFKHYHULVODWHURUH[FHSWXQGHUWKRVH provisions included in RCW 11.40.011 or 11.40.013, the claim will be forever barred. This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and the non-probate assets of the decedent. DATED OF FILING VOPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITIORS with the Clerk of Court: September 26,2013 Date of First Publication 10/4/2013 Donald N Powell, WSBA #120555 Attorney for Jean Hardcastle, Personal Representative Donald N Powell Attorney and Counselor at Law 818 S. Yakima, 1st Floor Tacoma WA 98405-4865 )D[
TO: Johnson, Roseanna Case Name: Puyallup Tribe vs Johnson, Roseanna Case Number: PUY-FH-FISH-2013-0049 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing onTuesday the 14th day of January, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT. NO. PUY-CS-FCâ€“2013-0055 Summons in a civil action And notice of hearing IN THE PUYALLUP TRIBAL COURT PUYALLUP INDIAN RESERVATION TACOMA, WASHINGTON Washington State Foster Care, Petitioner, v. HALL, Joanna K. C., Respondent, 7KHSHWLWLRQHUĂ€OHGDFKLOGVXSSRUWFLYLO DFWLRQ against you in the above named court. ,QRUGHUWRGHIHQG\RXUVHOI\RXPXVWĂ€OHDQ answer by stating your defense in writing and Ă€OLQJLWZLWKWKHFRXUWDQGVHUYLQJDFRS\RQWKH petitioner within twenty (20) days after the day you received notice of this hearing.
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Sound Views! Fabulous location close to Proctor, UPS, the waterfront and freeways. 4beds/1.5 baths...hardwood Ă RRUVDQGFRYHGFHLOLQJV2QHFDUJDUDJH + oversized two car garage with heated shop (a mechanic, wood worker, or artists dream!) Exceptional 9000 sq. ft. lot possible sub-divide (buyer to verify). Newer roof, windows and furnace. 7HUULĂ€FKRPH7HUULĂ€FORFDWLRQIDEXORXV opportunity!! Call Pam (253) 691-0461 for more details or a private showing! MLS# 482872 Better Properties North Proctor
Nicest Spot At Salmon Beach! 62ft Of SW Exposure Salt Waterfront. This compound features 19â€™x23â€™ separate shop, hot tub w/covered gazebo, covered boat storage, 6-ton hydraulic ERDW/LIWEULFNZRRGEXUQLQJĂ€UHSODFH with insert, expansive decking on all sides of home, drop-dead gorgeous 180 degree panorama! Extensive remodel and rebuild throughout the last 9 years, LQFOXGLQJURRIVLGLQJVRIĂ€WVZLQGRZV doors, decking, boat hoist, water system, heaters, kitchen, master suite, stairway, and more. $450,000 Dave Peterson â€˘ Better Properties (253) 222-8480
6414 7th St East
FIFE HEIGHTS OPEN HOUSE
Sat-Sun 10-4. Tudor style rambler with daylight basement on shy half acre, 3068 sf. 4 bedroom, 2-1/2 baths, office, rec room with wet bar, 2 fireplaces, new stainless steel in kitchen, new forced air furnace with a/c, 2 car garage with extra covered parking, private street. $379,500. Including attached buildable lot $409,500. MLS#548113
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