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TACOMAWEEKLY 24 YE A R S O F SE R V I C E BE C A U S E CO M M U N I T Y MAT T E R S
FEW ARE WHISTLING WHILE THEY WORK THESE DAYS Tacoma’s proposed budget cuts 217 workers next year to the roster of 109 layoffs already approved
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Shellia Bartyzel at the Main Branch in downtown Tacoma. Proposed cuts to the library’s budget of about $3 million during the next two years will mean more than a dozen fewer workers as well as cutting six-day operations down to five days at the downtown branch.
times 248.7143 days in a year times eight hours in a work day, equals 7,054,930 hours, 20 minutes and 52 seconds, give or take a few moments here and there. Now, of course we have to figure in vacation and sick leave, which generally starts at 21 days of combined “paid time off.” Calculating the actual loss of “work done by city employees” under the budget comes to: 326.3 proposed cuts times (248.7143 days in a year minus 21 paid leave days) times eight hours in a day equals 594,425.40872 or 594,425 hours, 25 minutes and 52 seconds. Let the debate on my methodology begin. The 217 proposed budget cuts would mean $48 million over all city departments during the two- year budget cycle. The 109 positions remaining have already been calculated into the budget and therefore create no new “savings.” The service impacts will vary by department and will be addressed in detail during the work sessions between now and the budget adoption slated for Dec. 4.
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rtists, activists and musicians enjoyed a decidedly progressive and liberal landscape in Berlin during the waning days of the Weimar Republic. Then the music stopped. Flash forward to Tacoma last week, when city leaders announcement that the looming $63 million projected deficit would require more cuts to programs and layoffs of hundreds of city workers. The projected deficit is double what it was a year ago since it covers the full biennial budget. The music stopped for city workers during the “black Tuesday” presentation to Tacoma City Council. The music was more of a funeral dirge than a waltz, after all. The budget troubles had been building for years. More than 200 city workers are set to be cut just to cover the current shortfall, while many budget watchers forecast further cuts for years to come as the city struggles to right
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So what does the impacts mean for Tacomans? Each department is drafting presentations of those impacts between now and when the budget is passed in early December. But with 326.3 positions set to be eliminated under the budget as proposed, that means 649,243 hours and 48 minutes less staff hours working on city business than under the current budget or for paid time off for vacations and sick leave based on the standard municipal three-week vacation package. More of that later. That is, of course, assuming the standard 248-day work year in America, based on a year of 365 days, with 12 legal, nonworking holidays and two-day weekends. So, 326.3 times 248.7143 (calculation that includes leap years) equals 81,155.47609 fewer city work days. Multiply that by eight to get 649,243.80872 fewer hours. Eight-tenths of an hour is 48 minutes. The total hours worked for the city under the budget (based on a 40-hour work week) comes to 3,545.7 positions
Project Homeless Connect grows to meet the needs Shirley McLaughlin was unemployed and living in her Chevy Trailblazer when she got glasses, a haircut and a year’s worth of heart medication at last year’s Project Homeless Connect at Tacoma Dome. This year, she is settling into a studio apartment, and she has a job – helping to coordinate a reorganized Project Homeless Connect. The big news is that it will switch from a one-day event at Tacoma Dome to four events throughout Pierce County – at Stewart Middle School in Tacoma Oct. 20, and sites in Lakewood in January, Puyallup in May and Spanaway in July. The program will still serve people who have a long history of living on the streets, but it will reach out to people who are new to being homeless and have no idea what help is out there and how to get it. It will go to people in outlying districts because, thanks to public transportation cuts and the wild price of gas, they cannot get to it. “A lot of the working poor are getting laid off,” said program coordinator Valerie Pettit. “We are focusing more on individuals who are immediately homeless. We’re having all the services under one roof.” This pleases McLaughlin, 54, who had no idea how to get help when she was laid off and losing her home. She was scared, humiliated and sick. The kindness – and blood pressure medication – she found at Project Homeless Connect last year, she said, may well have saved her life. It certainly prompted her to work on the event this year. “It’s a different perspective when you come at it from that side of the fence,” she said. “It makes that side of the fence even more important, making a difference.” In 2011 McLaughlin was one of 1,583 people who came for services provided by 50 Pierce County agencies and volunteer groups. They came for glasses, socks, prescriptions, checkups and referrals. They needed vaccinations, replacement identifications, mental health and veterans’ services, and help with their taxes. “They had all the things that make you feel like a million bucks, like a haircut or a coat,” she said. But you need to have a strategy, she warned. “Last year I got glasses. You have to get there and set your priorities and go where you need to go first.” And, if you have paperwork and documents you think would be useful, you should bring them. McLaughlin had lost everything after she
LIBRARY LOSSES. Tacoma resident Ginger Meta checks out another round of books and movies from librarian
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Residents of a narrow sliver of land along Marine View Drive are less than enthusiastic about a lease proposal from their landlord, the Port of Tacoma. Their small homes have existed for decades. Many were originally used as crab shacks but were later turned into homes. The 17-acre parcel is located north of East 11th Street. The port purchased it from Foss Maritime for $2.75 million in 2005. Prior to this purchase, residents were on month-to-month leases with Foss Maritime. The port was awarded a $1.45 million grant from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2006 to offset the cost of land acquisition. There are nine tenants at this location. An additional tenant lives in a port-owned
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Police Blotter HAMMER TO THE HEAD
Two transients, ages 62 and 41, got into an argument on Oct. 1. The younger man allegedly hit the older man in the head with a hammer. The incident occurred in the 1800 block of Dock Street. Officers arrived and arrested the suspect. The victim had serious head wounds.
EAST SIDE DRIVE-BY
A drive-by shooting occurred in the 6400 block of East ‘M’ Street on Sept. 28. The victim was driving when a sport utility vehicle pulled up along his vehicle and someone fired a shot. It went through the car and hit the driver in the foot. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
FUGITIVE ROOMMATE ARRESTED
A man suspected of attacking his roommate was arrested on Sept. 27. Police responded to a report of a man breaking into a pay box. Officers saw the man nearby. A week earlier he allegedly hit his roommate with a sledgehammer and fled in his car. Police found that victim’s car keys and other personal belongings on the suspect. The stolen car was recovered.
FATHER AND SON FIGHT
A Tacoma man was arrested on Sept. 26 after he allegedly attacked his 17-year-old son. Officers were called to a home in the 3600 block of South Park Avenue. According to police, the man was angry with his son for coming home late so he hit him numerous times with an electrical power cord and punched him in the face. The son grabbed the cord and choked his father with it, causing him to go unconscious. The son called police. The father was arrested on suspicion of second-degree domestic assault.
A state trooper pleaded not guilty to charges of failure to remain at the scene of an injury accident and attempting to elude police on Sept. 24. The charges stem from an incident the previous day. David Lambert Bertholf was off duty and driving his personal vehicle on State Route 16 near Union Avenue. He allegedly hit another vehicle and fled. Bertholf continued to northbound Interstate 5, followed by a witness who was on the phone with troopers. According to court records, another off-duty trooper followed Bertholf to Portland Avenue and attempted to stop his vehicle. Bertholf ’s vehicle sped up, weaved through traffic, crossed the centerline and almost hit a center median. He stopped near East 34th Street. The two men recognized each other. Bertholf was arrested and booked into jail. The arresting officer reported that Bertholf smelled of alcohol and was uneasy on his feet. Bertholf has worked for Washington State Patrol for 20 years. He is currently a K-9 handler assigned to homeland security duties on Bainbridge Island.
City Briefs VOICE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE BUDGET
An integral part of Tacoma’s current budget development strategy includes community budget input meetings that are designed to engage residents and community stakeholders, and give them an opportunity to learn more about the service and program changes for the next biennium. A public hearing on the entire budget after the community forums is set for Nov. 13; that will be followed by a first reading Nov. 27, and a final reading and adoption by the City Council Dec. 4. The community budget input meetings will be held as follows: Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m., District 5 with Deputy Mayor Joe Lonergan, Gray Middle School Cafeteria, 6229 S. Tyler St. Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m., District 1 with Council Member Anders Ibsen, Wheelock Library, 3722 N. 26th St. Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m., District 3 with Council Member Lauren Walker, Main Library (Olympic Room), 1102 Tacoma Ave. Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m., District 4 with Council Member Marty Campbell, Lincoln High School, 701 S. 37th St. Nov. 5, 6-8 p.m., District 2 with Council Member Jake Fey, Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. N.E. More information about Tacoma’s proposed budget is available at cityoftacoma.org. City Hall is also collecting comments through its online community budget input box until Nov. 30.
BOYFRIEND CHARGED WITH MURDER
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged William Selley, 41, with murder in the second degree for causing the death of his girlfriend, 29-year-old Kathryn Southward. On Sept. 28 the defendant was charged with assault and arraigned. The charge was amended Oct. 8 after the victim died due to injuries suffered in the assault. “October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and this murderous assault unfortunately highlights the need to continue our efforts to hold abusers accountable and to prevent domestic violence,” said Lindquist. On Sept. 26 the defendant called his mother after the victim vomited a dark substance and was incoherent. His mother came to the home, saw that the victim was seriously injured, and told the defendant to call 911. Once at the hospital, medical staff determined that the victim had three broken ribs, a collapsed lung, a broken bone in her neck, a possible broken wrist and other internal organ damage. She had bruises all over her body in various stages of healing. The victim’s family members told police there was a history of the defendant abusing the victim. A sheriff’s detective who met with the victim in the intensive care unit noted that he had never seen a victim this severely assaulted and still alive. After initially saying she couldn’t remember what happened, the victim said the defendant had beaten her. The defendant claimed that the victim fell
backwards and hit her head on the television console when he tried to place her on the couch. The victim stayed on the couch for three days due to her injuries. The defendant did not take her for treatment because they had no medical insurance. On Oct. 5 the victim died. An autopsy determined that the cause of death were injuries due to blunt force trauma to the chest and abdomen.
DUGGAN NEW FIRE CHIEF
City Manager T.C. Broadnax has appointed James Duggan to the permanent position of fire chief. Duggan has been serving on an interim basis for the past six months. “Fire services remain a top priority in city core services. I am confident Chief Duggan’s experience and leadership will help Tacoma Fire Department continue to provide the highest level of fire and emergency services to the citizens of Tacoma,” said Broadnax. As the chief administrator of the department, Duggan will plan, direct, manage and oversee daily operations and all aspects of emergency services including implementing strategic plans and procedures, establishing efficient service delivery methods and response time mechanisms, and tracking the department’s budget. “I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve the community as fire chief. I look forward to leading this great department through these challenging times,” said Duggan. During his tenure as interim chief, Duggan worked to launch department-wide initiatives focused on identifying and implementing fire service industry best practices; restructured the roles and responsibilities of the operations bureaus; and adopted the FD Cares Program as an alternative resource for 9-1-1 callers. Prior to his interim position, Duggan served as assistant fire chief for six years managing the Emergency Medical Services Division. Over his 29-year career with Tacoma Fire Department, Duggan was the first medical services officer and has also served as paramedic supervisor, fireboat pilot and firefighter. A native of Tacoma, Duggan holds a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Washington, a bachelor of arts from the University of Puget Sound and attended graduate school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Duggan is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Washington State Fire Chiefs.
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Residents can learn how to reduce the amount of waste they produce by attending Pierce County’s free composting classes this October and November. One class will focus on yard waste, and the second will focus on food waste. “These classes are a great way to learn about the two kinds of composting,” said Mary Coleman, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities environmental educator. “Each class teaches tips and techniques to help you get started. You’ll learn from our experience,
too. We’ll explain why you might want to keep pumpkin seeds out of your compost—I accidentally grew pumpkins in all of my raised beds this year!” In the yard waste class, students will learn how to choose a bin, where to put it and how to maintain a healthy compost pile. “By adding compost to your garden and landscaping, you can improve soil quality and eliminate the need for costly chemical fertilizers,” Coleman said. In food waste composting class, students will learn how composting with red worms reduces the amount of kitchen waste a family produces. Food waste composting is a great solution for people who live in apartments or have small yards. The compost produced by the worms works well in potted plants and small landscaped areas. “Food makes up a third of the waste going to the landfill,” said Coleman. “One of the easiest and most economical ways to reduce our overall waste is for residents to compost their food waste at home.” Food waste class attendees also have the option of purchasing a starter bin and worms for $30. Yard waste classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at the Bonney Lake Fire Station, 18421 Old Buckley Hwy. in Bonney Lake and Nov. 3 at the Environmental Services Building, 9850 64th St. W. in University Place. Food waste classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 23 at WSU Puyallup, Victoria Room; Nov. 7: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sehmel Homestead Park Pavilion, 10123 78th Ave. N.W., Gig Harbor; and Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bonney Lake Fire Station. Pre-registration is required. To register for a workshop, visit www.piercecountywa.org/compost or call (253) 798-2179. The classes are taught by environmental educators from Pierce County Public Works and Utilities.
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In this day and age when horsepower and speed are the rules of the day for performance vehicles, enthusiasts often forget how the whole gas-powered transportation industry found its foothold. Cars and motorcycles were mostly small and slow well into the 20th century. Such is the case with the 1924 BSA motorcycle, restored by LeMay volunteers and Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiast members Pat Barnes and Dick Casey. The Birmingham Small Arms Co. motorcycle has just a single cylinder that delivers 3.5 horsepower from a 175 cc engine that requires the use of a three-speed gear box mounted to the side of the gas tank. By todayâ€™s standards the vehicle is more bicycle than motorcycle. As the name suggests, BSA started out making guns. The company formed in 1854 when 14 gunsmiths banded together in a converted bicycle factory to make firearms for English
WHomeless was laid off from her job as a Pierce County Council receptionist. She was taking classes at University of Phoenix by day, sleeping in her truck near Wright Park at night and asking no one for help. â€œOne of the hardest things about being homeless is feeling useless,â€? she said. â€œI didnâ€™t tell my kids. I didnâ€™t tell anyone.â€? Project Homeless Connect took that shame away. The volunteers, more than 125 last year, respect the guests, and temper efficiency with kindness. They ask guests what worked, and what did not. They gather data on who came, what they needed and what they did not get. When organizers sorted through that information,
WBudget itself after years of â€œstructural deficitâ€? budgets that routinely used one-time revenues from new construction project taxes to pay for ongoing expenses. The current budget proposal calls for the elimination of 217 full-timeequivalent positions. The cuts come because current
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soldiers heading to the Crimean War effort. Bicycles and bike components then started flowing out of the plant in the 1880s, with the first motorized bicycle production beginning in 1903. The first real motorcycle was created by BSA in 1910 â€“ a 499 cc side-valve.
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they realized Project Homeless Connect has outgrown Tacoma Dome and can no longer fit into a single day. The number of people who need its services has grown and become more diverse, including families who, thanks to layoffs and foreclosures, are homeless for the first time and do not know how to navigate the systems built to help them. Although there is not enough of it, that help is more effective than ever. The people who provide shelter, from dormitories to long-term homes for people on very low incomes are developing and expanding the counseling and support that are getting even the most damaged among us into safe housing, and out of jails and
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revenue projections forecast $382 million in taxes and fees flowing into the city coffers and $445 million in expected expenses if no changes were made. Since the projections of money flowing out is $63 million more than what the city is expecting to take in, cuts and higher taxes are in the
Production of bikes shifted back to guns during World War I only to swing back to bicycles and motorcycles when the Armistice was signed. Reliable rather than innovative, BSA became the largest motorcycle company in the world between the wars. But it was not to last. The last bikes left the factory in 1973.
emergency rooms. Innovators have won funding to turn empty foreclosed houses into affordable homes. They are running sustainable clinics that keep people with chronic illnesses stable. Project Homeless Connect has been part of that trend. Founded in 2007, it was the first such program in the state, and proved to be worth copying from Bellingham to Vancouver. In 2011, the National Association of Free Clinics, impressed by PHCâ€™s collaboration and
Tacoma Ave and Ernest Brazil 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 is continuing those efforts well in to 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.
accountability, chose Tacoma for its 10th free clinic nationwide. They served about 1,200 people at Tacoma Dome that April. The people who have accomplished all this, often on their own time, their own dime, have days when they falter. When they do, I hope they look at the people pulling all of this communityâ€™s strengths into the fight, and know they are in the right army â€“ and that Shirley McLaughlin is grateful to be marching with them.
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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works. But those issues are up for debate within the council. â€œI donâ€™t expect them to approve the budget as is,â€? City Manager T.C. Broadnax said. â€œThe only expectation I have is the delivery of the budget.â€? The budget he proposed, Broadnax said, is based on community input, departmental meetings and revenue projections to halt the â€œstructural deficitâ€? spend-
ing that caused the shortfall so the city can operate within its means when it comes to services. That is a sentiment echoed by Mayor Marilyn Strickland. â€œ(The proposed budget) is not just a reset of government but also a reset of expectations as well,â€? she said. â€œCuts are always hard because you are dealing with people, but we will X See BUDGET / page A4
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This is the first in a series of interviews with candidates on the ballot for the general election in November.
Democrat Pat McCarthy is wrapping up her first term as Pierce County executive. A veteran politician, she has also served as county auditor and on Tacoma School Board. Challenging her is Bruce Minker, who lists no party preference. He was elected president of Pierce County Corrections Deputy Guild and executive board member of Washington State Jail Association.
Q) Why are you the best choice for voters in this race?
MCCARTHY: I have proven success in making Pierce County an even better place to live, work and play. Under my leadership, we improved operating efficiencies and customer service, even as we reduced our staffing by nearly 15 percent to match revenues with expenses. I protected core spending on public safety while conserving farmland and open space, opening new parks and retaining and recruiting businesses. I led a broad coalition that preserved state funding for transportation projects in Pierce County so we can keep people and freight moving. The countyâ€™s budget is balanced, stable and sustainable â€“ as evidenced by S&Pâ€™s recent decision to upgrade the countyâ€™s bond rating. I have been a stay-at-home mom, a member of the Tacoma School Board, a university administrator, Pierce County auditor and county executive. I have a true passion for public service and leadership and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to continue leading this great county. MINKER: Being a county employee for the last 29 years, I have seen millions of dollars wasted on various projects with no one held accountable. That will not happen any longer. Not only will I stretch your dollar, but also empower employees to have a say in how this company (county government) will run most efficiently. Over the last 12 years I have been speaking at Pierce County Council meetings on how to save money and run more productively. I have earned employee recognition awards for those ideas that have made millions in revenue for the county. I attended the Charter Review Commission hearings in 2005 and 2006 to push to get an elected sheriff back on the ballot. From 1980 until 2008 Pierce County was
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survive. Oddly enough, through all of this, I feel optimistic.â€? The budget is what it is, and Tacomans are well aware of that. While the shortfall looks ugly, Strickland hopes that they also feel the very public process, department by department, will help soften the sting of cuts as the city rights itself. â€œIt will be a tough road,â€? she said, noting that the budget picture gets brighter in 2014. â€œBut we will get there. We are going to have a lot of public input and 98 percent of it will be donâ€™t cut, donâ€™t cut, donâ€™t cut. I understand that. Itâ€™s human nature. But if you preserve something, you have to cut something else.â€? A quarter of those staff cuts are already vacant and will simply go unfilled, but some 150 filled positions are set to end in the coming months alongside a handful of merging of departments to save city dollars through increased efficiencies. A $20 vehicle licensing charge and other taxes will add to the cityâ€™s revenue in hopes of filling the gap from that end of the ledger. The $20 annual tab charge is projected to bring in $3.7 million during the next two years; while an outright elimination of the business tax exemption to nonprofit health care operations would raise another $5.5 million through 2015. The cityâ€™s police and fire departments, which largely ducked previous budget ax swings, are set to bleed the most this time, with a third of the projected cuts coming from public safetyâ€™s ranks. The 29 police cuts would save some $7 million, while the same number of cuts to fire would save $7.3 million. The cuts represent about 10 percent of both departmentsâ€™ budgets. But union concessions could change those numbers. Concessions and federal grants saved 100 public safety jobs that faced cuts last year. The police department has 381 commissioned officers and 39 civilians to enforce the law within the city limits, while Tacoma Fire Department has roughly 400 firefighters and 35 civilian staffers. The level of cuts to public safety means â€œminimal staffingâ€? in police patrols that will mean slower response times. Specifics are being worked out on spreadsheets now. Library officials already know their fate. Cuts of about $3 million during the next two years will mean more than a dozen fewer workers as well as cut six-day operations down to five days at the downtown branch. The libraryâ€™s budget for new materials and subscriptions will take a $1 million hit, about a third of that line item, after four years of previous cuts. â€œWe have already downsized quite a bit,â€? Tacoma Public Library Director Susan Odencrantz said. â€œOur subscriptions are really a shadow of what it was.â€?
the only county in the state that had an appointed sheriff instead of allowing you to elect one. I fought for your right to have that back. This is the kind of effort and passion I have shown, and I will continue to do the best that I can for all of the people of Pierce County. I will talk with and listen to employees, business owners and taxpayers to hear your concerns and ideas. I will not support raising taxes, but work with you and for you, to create long-term economic growth for the county.
it, we should lower the costs and provide better service in order for Pierce County to be more attractive to businesses. We can cut waste in other departments to make up for the difference in income. When business is down, you do not raise prices and cut employees, you lower prices to bring more business in.
Q) As you have been interacting
MCCARTHY: I am proud that Pierce County voters approved the effort I led to make first responders and the public safer by consolidating 911 dispatch services and radio systems so that police, fire and EMS are on the same network. I am working with Tacoma, Lakewood, West Pierce Fire & Rescue, Fife and other jurisdictions to implement the South Sound 911 system. I worked with the city of Tacoma and our legislative delegation in Olympia to change a state regulation that had a major business on the verge of leaving the city. Thanks to our efforts, the business stayed. I invite the leaders of our 23 cities and towns to attend my monthly meeting of county department directors to share ideas and concerns and make sure we are doing what we can to help them grow. I serve on various boards and commissions throughout the region to ensure Pierce County has a strong voice and receives its fair share. I am chair of the
with voters during this campaign, what is the top concern they raise in regards to county government?
MCCARTHY: The top concern, of course, is the economy. That is why I partnered with the Economic Development Board to cohost Pierce Countyâ€™s first Aerospace Summit, and I am already working on plans for next year. There are more than 80 aerospace suppliers in Pierce County, and we need to make sure our workforce is ready to help them capitalize on the tremendous growth that Boeing projects over the next 20 years. Economic growth cannot occur without reliable transportation systems, which is why I am strongly advocating for a combination of transit improvements and highway projects that keep people and freight moving throughout our region. I am working with industry leaders to support health care, agriculture (we just saved another 120-acre farm in September), tourism and more. And, finally, we are preparing to conduct the first U.S. Open ever held in the Pacific Northwest â€“ an event that will produce a $150 million jolt to our regionâ€™s economy. MINKER: Jobs are the biggest concern that I have heard about. People want to know what government can and will do to create jobs and build the business and economy. To create jobs, you have to help create business. One of the first things I want to do is look to see how to make the permit process more efficient. My opponent states that she has improved the process but it is still completely inefficient compared to other cities and counties. My opponent also wants to raise the cost on building permits. As I see Even with the projected cut of 12 percent of its funding, the library had been preparing for deeper cuts, since Broadnax had asked every department to plan for 15 percent cuts. â€œWe took a bigger hit earlier,â€? Odencrantz said, noting that the cuts will still be tough. â€œIt will be difficult, but these are difficult times. It will be hard conversations to have.â€? While library staffers are working out the systemâ€™s budget based on the cuts as proposed in the current city budget, the formal library budget will not be adopted until late December since it is dependent on the final budget from the city. The layoffs now come after deep cuts last year and gutting of many reserve accounts and even dipping into retirement pools and liability accounts in efforts to weather out the revenue drops brought by the â€œGreat Recessionâ€? that started in 2008. The brains behind that plan was then-City Manager Eric Anderson, who was hired for his budget experience only to be fired a year ago when council members lost faith in his projections. Bill Baarsma served as Tacomaâ€™s mayor in the early months of the recession and raised a red flag about Andersonâ€™s budgeting practices shortly after receiving a grim economics forecast in 2009 by Pierce Transit staffers and optimistic projections from Anderson. â€œI was getting a completely different story from them than I was from Eric,â€? Baarsma said, noting that he saw expenses outpacing revenues that were explained away as â€œrevenue shortfalls,â€? not deficits. â€œWe were just led down a primrose path so to speak. I donâ€™t know if he was being devious. I just know that he didnâ€™t have a true lay of the land. I think he was delusional. I will say that, he was delusional.â€? At least some of the blame for the current budget struggles, Baarsma argues, lies in the root of Tacomaâ€™s politics. Tacomaâ€™s charter calls for a city manager form of government that works well for suburban cities, but lacks the strong-mayor oversight needed for more complex municipalities. â€œTacoma is an aberration,â€? he said. â€œThe city council doesnâ€™t have its own staff, nor can it even hire people. The only information they get comes through the city manager. If we had some real money crunchers, it would have been a much different story.â€? As the recession dawned in late 2007, the city was sitting on a reserve account of about $50 million, said Steve Marcotte, Tacomaâ€™s finance director at the time. â€œThe truth is that it was in a better position to manage the recession than many other cities,â€? he said. â€œIt never should have gotten this bad.â€? Most cities have about 10 percent of their general fund in savings for downturns and unexpected expenses. Tacoma had 17 percent, which has largely evaporated to avoid deep layoffs in 2008 and 2009.
Sound Transit board, which just delivered Sounder commuter service to South Tacoma and Lakewood. I am chair of the South Sound 911 Policy Board, and I hold leadership positions with the Puget Sound Regional Council, which manages federal transportation spending in the four-county metro area. All of this makes our county stronger. MINKER: We can certainly do more to interact and foster relationships with other local governments. For example, back in 1996, the city of Lakewood decided that they wanted their police department to be independent from the county. After that happened, Pierce County stopped contracting that allowed them to use county facilities, which in turn caused the county to lose revenue. Also the county charges more to house inmates than other nearby cities and counties, which then forces smaller cities to take their inmates out to those facilities, again creating lost revenue. We need to be competitive with pricing to get that business. Another example would be the Chambers Creek Golf Course. It is owned by the county but since it is in University Place, the county could work better with the city of U.P. in order to help establish a hotel, and transportation system to and from the course to help generate revenue.
Q) Do you feel the county government does enough to interact with other local governments on issues of common interest?
CITY JOBS BY THE NUMBERS
The City of Tacomaâ€™s proposed budget for 2013/14 has 3,545.7 authorized positions in all the funds within the cityâ€™s financial structure. The list below shows the number of positions that exist in the current 2012 budget (first number), followed by the number of job positions in the proposed budget for the next two-year cycle. The proposed 2013-14 budget would eliminate 217 positions, while the remainder is a total number of positions that were already slated for eliminations in the cityâ€™s first phase of reductions. The total number of staff reductions from both budget reviews is a net loss of 326.3 positions. Factional positions are created when a position is funded through several different accounts because of the multiple duties under one job title. Shifting a position from full time to part time also creates a fractional position. CURRENT NUMBER
City Attorneyâ€™s Office
Community and Economic Development
Human Rights/Human Services
1,225.8 1,021.7 (loss of 204.1 positions)
SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS Courts Special Revenue
Public Works Streets
Local Improvement Guaranty
Public Works/Paths and Trails
Fire/Emergency Medical Services
Neighborhood and Community Services
Community and Economic Development
Traffic Enforcement, Engineering and Education Total:
321.5 277.7 (loss of 43.7 positions)
(loss of 16.6 positions)
CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDS Capital Projects
ENTERPRISE FUNDS Permit Services
Tacoma Rail Mountain Division
2,039.9 2,018.3 (loss of 21.5 positions)
INTERNAL SERVICE FUNDS Budget and Research
TPU Fleet Services
PW Equipment Rental Service
Facilities Operations and Telecommunications
Information Systems Total:
254.2 216.7 (loss of 37.5 positions)
TRUST AND AGENCY FUNDS Tacoma Employees Retirement System
11 Total: TOTAL JOBS:
14 10.9 (loss of 3.1 positions) 3,871.9 3,545.7 (loss of 326.3 positions)
Vote yes on Proposition 1
Charter school initiative has fundamental flaws By Kim Golding Initiative 1240 is being marketed and promoted using millions of influential dollars. Corporate education reform is surely planning to bury us with ads to convince us that Washington needs 1240 to pass. Consumers/taxpayers will not be encouraged to read the fine print of the initiative or to learn whom the many organizations and individuals are who oppose the initiative (and there are many!). Instead, the bigmoney ads will tell you how poorly schools are doing and how badly Washington needs more options. Last year, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in McCleary vs. Washington that our state has failed to fully fund its schools over the past 30 years. Initiative 1240 brings in no new money to pay for new schools. It would introduce 40 new charter schools in Washington with no plan as to how to support them. This will certainly mean dollars going to our existing neighborhood public schools will be diverted away from them. In other states, private school students have opted to attend charter schools. If this happens here, it means new students entering an already underfunded educational system, money that the state would otherwise not have to spend. Initiative
1240 also drives the creation of a new bureaucratic agency that should cost about $3 million over the first five years. I am also troubled by the initiative giving charter schools access to school facilities (for â€œat costâ€? or below market value) and levy money. It is a loss to taxpayers. Imagine all the work put into getting levies and bonds passed, only to hand over schools and school funding to private organizations that do not have to answer to the taxpayers. Over 20 years and in 41 states, charter schools have not created better outcomes, more innovation or better accountability on a large scale. Not a single district in the United States that has charter schools can say they have closed the achievement gap. Charter schools claim to be serving all students, but not only have they underserved them, they often push high-need students and students who speak English as a second language right back to the schools where they came from because they are unwilling and unable to provide the level of services they require. Those students still have to go to school, and we still have to pay for it. If you wonder what bringing charters into Washington might look like, look no farther than University Place School District. That is where
involved parents of some Tacoma children have sent their kids to school. The difference? Charter schools will use a lottery to determine which tiny fraction of students will get to attend. If this trend continues, there will be a very obvious division in public school services. The schools for the lucky children and then the schools for all the rest. Public schools should be for all children. We should be adequately funding them and focusing efforts on improving them for all children and all neighborhoods. Self-appointed experts on education have told us that education in our state deserves a bad grade. Not only is it a masquerade, but they are ignoring the fact that schools have been underfunded for 30 years. We need to fix that (and not replace teachers and not replace schools). As the campaigning ramps up before Election Day, it will be important to ask a lot of questions. Does it matter whether or not you like charter schools if we do not have the money to pay for them? Do we want to hand over the stateâ€™s paramount duty to an appointed charter school commission? Why are charter schools on the ballot for a fourth time? Here is my answer: We should not have them here. We do not need them. Kim Golding is a Tacoma resident.
Letters to the Editor Dear Editor,
Jack Connellyâ€™s unprecedented spending of more than $420,000 in the primary did not sway voters in the 27th District. Now he has resorted to relentless television and Internet attacks on Jeannie Darneille, using innuendo, distortions and manipulations of the facts to imply Darneille is not concerned about public safety. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Throughout her 12 years of service representing the 27th District in the House of Representatives, Darneille has worked to ensure public safety not just for the 27th District but throughout the state. You need not take my word for that. Read her list of endorsements from those on the front line: Tacoma Police Union #6, Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs, Washington State Troopers Association and Washington Fire Chiefs. She also has the support of those who represent corrections officers and a long list of community members for whom public safety is a priority. The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs named her 2012 Legislator of the Year in recognition of her record of combating sexual assault and her support for victims of the crime. It is truly disappointing that someone who has established a lucrative legal career presenting â€œfactsâ€? in the courtroom would attempt to build a political career based on distortions of the truth. Darneilleâ€™s long record of commitment to this community both in and out of the Legislature demonstrates she is the one candidate qualified to be the next senator from the 27th District.
Debbie Regala Tacoma
(Editorâ€™s note: Regala is the current state senator in the 27th District. She is stepping down from the position and Darneille and Connelly are running for her seat.)
I applaud Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland for breaking ranks with Tacoma School Board for a change and endorsing I-1240, the charter school initiative. Here are a few facts that cause me to agree with Mayor Strickland. There are 50 states in America. Citizens in 41 states have the right to choose the option of sending their kids to a charter school if they wish. Citizens in nine states do not have that option. Washington is one of those states in America where parents do not have that choice. Why? The single biggest reason Washington parents cannot consider sending their kids to a charter school is the teachers union. In 1996, the Washington Educators Association (WEA) was nailed by the Washington Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) with one of the biggest fines the PDC ever handed out due to WEAâ€™s illegal campaign tactics used to defeat the charter school initiative on the ballot that year. In the last 12 months, the press has reported that the WEA president has said that any legislator who voted in support of charter schools would be targeted by the WEA when they run for reelection. Specifically, the WEA president stated that their opponent would receive a $25,000 campaign donation from the WEA. I do not necessarily believe that charter schools are a magic silver bullet that will instantly solve everything, up to and including the common cold. However, I do not see why people in Washington should not have the same educational choices
that people in 41 states already have. And I am appalled by the corruption in the teachers union. That is why I am going to vote yes on I-1240.
Will Baker Tacoma
Pierce Transit is at a pivotal point in its history. Voters in Tacoma and elsewhere in Pierce County will soon decide whether it heads into the future as an agency able to offer a viable form of public transportation or ends up offering a lower level of service than when it was established in 1979. The agency has placed Proposition 1 on the ballot. If approved, it would increase Pierce Transitâ€™s sales tax collection from .6 percent to .9 percent. The latter figure is the most allowed by law and is what most large transit agencies in Washington collect. If approved, this would add another three cents to the cost of a $10 item subject to sales tax. Sales tax revenues make up 71 percent of Pierce Transitâ€™s budget. Due to the recession, many consumers have held off making some purchases, especially nonessential items like new furniture or television sets. As a result, the agency has experienced four years of declining sales tax. Pierce Transit has made cuts in management, imposed three rounds of layoffs and increased fares twice. Service to special events such as the Puyallup Fair and Freedom Fair have been eliminated to save money. A wide range of people use Pierce Transit to get to a variety of places â€“ workplaces, schools, medical offices and stores. Some have other transportation options, namely a car. Many of these people choose to ride the bus to avoid the hassles of parking. When gasoline prices began spiking several years ago, bus ridership went up as many commuters found it is much cheaper to pay the monthly fee for a One Regional Card for All (ORCA card) than the cost of driving to work. If bus service undergoes more drastic cuts, some of these riders may go back to driving to school or work. But for some riders, bus service is their only option. According to the data provided by Pierce Transit, 45 percent of riders do not have a working vehicle and 56 percent of them live in households with annual incomes of under $20,000. Shuttle buses provide transportation to those with disabilities who are unable to board regular buses. Federal law requires shuttle service along existing bus routes. As routes have been eliminated, shuttle service has undergone a corresponding reduction. Approving Proposition 1 will increase service by 23 percent over the next six years. It will result in service earlier in the morning and later in the evening than what is currently offered. And it will restore service to special events. Proposition 1 failing will reduce service by an additional 53 percent. There will no longer be bus routes and shuttle service on weekends. There will be no service on holidays, no service past 7 p.m. and no service to special events. There will be longer waiting times for existing routes. A major reason this same measure failed in 2011 is the percentage of no votes cast in the outer suburban areas. It received strong support in Tacoma and adjacent cities such as Lakewood. Pierce Transit created a process where elected officials from all parts of the district met to discuss whether they are in or out. A number of cities chose the latter. For the most part they had been getting infrequent, inadequate service previously. Reducing the district size was a wise move. This ballot measure will go before voters in areas that are more pro-transit and thus has a stronger shot at passage. Opponents of Proposition 1 point out it would put the sales tax in Tacoma at or near the highest in the state. Reaching that level is not an ideal situation, but it is important to note that sales taxes are spread among a number of government entities. Pierce Transit simply wants the amount it is entitled to, the same amount Sound Transit collects. Failure of Proposition 1 would reduce public transportation to a point it would hardly be feasible. The extra few pennies are a small price to pay to avoid that.
In response to â€œAlaska Street is the way to go for bicyclistsâ€? by Rob Gramenz (guest editorial, TW 9/21): What appreciative and positive observations! This route will soon connect north as well. In fact, the city is seeing to it that this area be made into a 13-mile bike route. Expect a cutout at Wright Park and a continuation on North 24th Street by North Proctor Street and past the new wave pool all the way to Pearl Street. Logically, the route you like will soon connect to current bike lanes that lead to Tacoma Narrows and Vassault Park. Rob, have you ridden the other direction (south and east) across the freeway to Park Avenue from Fawcett Street? This connects cyclists to the East Side from Yakima Avenue. Park, like Alaska, offers a pleasant route that we active transportation folks can enjoy. It is cool that you mention kids. To Tacoma, in particular, Tacoma City Council and Diane Wiatr, the cityâ€™s mobility coordinator, I join Rob in thanking you! Of course, I am aware of Dianeâ€™s success in securing more than $1 million in grants and making Tacoma a more bicyclist/ pedestrian-friendly place (Tacoma earned bronze star status from the League of American Cyclists last spring). Please, Tacoma, continue your fine work of creating safe routes for children to walk and pedal to their neighborhood schools and parks
Janet Higbee Tacoma Dear Editor,
Approving Referendum 74 will lead to the deconstruction of marriage. An example of how redefining marriage contributes to the deconstruction of marriage is its provision decreeing that husbands can be women and wives can be men. Any person with an ounce of common sense knows this is not true! When marriage ceases to have its historic meaning and understanding, over time fewer and fewer people will marry. We will have an inevitable increase in children born out of wedlock, an increase in fatherlessness, a resulting increase in female and child poverty and a higher incidence of all the documented social ills associated with children being raised in a home without their natural parents. Ultimately, we as a society all suffer when we fail to nourish a free, thriving marriage culture founded on the truth experienced by virtually every civilization in every nation since the dawn of time. Marriage is the union of one man and one woman
Joshua Duran Bonney Lake Dear Editor,
Thanks for the terrific article on the groundbreaking for the Harned Center for Health Careers (â€œTCC holds groundbreaking for Harned Center,â€? TW 9/14). The focus on Joe was great, and having the photos was a very nice touch as well. I have heard a number of comments on the article from community members â€“ all positive.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
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irst-year coach Jon Kitna has Lincoln playing at a high level right now, but mistakes at key times have proven to be costly and resulted in a 1-3 league record so far. And mistakes reared their ugly head again on Oct. 5, as Lincoln came up short against unbeaten Shelton by a score of 34-28 on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Shelton backup quarterback Chase Salisbury to David Ajamu with five seconds left in the game. “We’re really hurting ourselves at key times with mistakes, but we’ll get better as our team matures,” said Kitna. The focal point for Lincoln would be the state’s leading rusher, Shelton senior Ralph Kinne. With Kinne racking up 167 yards in the first half and Lincoln trailing 28-7, Kitna and his defensive coaches changed a few things up at halftime. “We put a couple of more kids in the box and it made a big difference (in us) getting back into the game,” Kitna said. The Abes held Kinne to 88 yards in the second half. “We did not get panicky at halftime,” said Kitna. “The character on this team is amazing. I’m proud of their effort.” The tide began to turn early in the second half. Quarterback J’Maka Love hit Kashawn Johnson with an 11-yard touchdown pass to trim the lead to 28-14, and before the fans could find their seats after the score, Dehonta Hayes picked off a Jared Welander pass and raced 70 yards to the house to trim the lead to 28-21 midway through the third quarter. With a little over five minutes left in the game, the Abes took over on their own 47-yard line and marched 53 yards to the end zone, as Love hit Joshua Eckwood on a oneyard pass with 2:49 left to tie it at 28. Love would finish with 204 yards passing with three touchdowns, completing 17 out of 32 passes. Following a Shelton punt, the Abes took over on their own 38-yard line with 45 seconds left, but an interception set the High Climbers up for the late dramatics. “We battled, but also hurt ourselves in the end,” said Kitna. The Abes now turn their attention to 4A South Kitsap – who will provide a stern test for the black and gold – then it is back to league play on Oct. 19 when Lincoln plays at Wilson at Stadium Bowl. The Abes, Rams and Foss Falcons all stand at 1-3, tied for third in the Narrows 3A with a playoff berth at stake. “We’ll have to get back to basics this week and eliminate the penalties and turnovers and concentrate on X See FOOTBALL / page A9
Slater (right) spikes the ball as North Thurston’s Brittany Sebesta (left) tries for a block. (Bottom) Wilson’s Tia Briggs (left) and Carsen Stanley (right) go up for a block against North Thurston’s Jessica Malchow. By Jeremy Helling firstname.lastname@example.org
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The first time Wilson met North Thurston on the volleyball court this season, they lost in three sets. It looked as if the same would happen on their home court on Oct. 8, but the Rams refused to give in. Despite battling back from a two-set deficit to tie it, Wilson ultimately fell 15-8 in the final set, but had proven that they can compete with one of the top teams in their league. “It was huge for us to be able to come back from (being) down 0-2,” said Wilson head coach Jenna Elliott Chantler. “Volleyball is a game of momentum. Gaining the momentum and keeping with it is huge in this sport. For this team (the key) is definitely confidence. We haven’t really had that. Our record is really good, but we haven’t had the confidence to beat teams like this yet.” Wilson dropped the first two sets 25-21, as Sojournah Channel, Alexis Slater and Tia Briggs battled up front to keep the Rams in the game. But North Thurston pulled away in each set thanks to the play of Brittany Rutherford up front, who seemed to steal back the momentum every time Wilson took it. Facing a 20-16 deficit in the third set, the Rams battled back to tie it 22-22 on a block by Briggs, who tied it again two points later with a tip over. Rutherford then hit a spike into the net to give the Rams a 25-23 win in the set, and with it a bit of confidence. Wilson charged out to a 14-5 lead in the fourth set – with Briggs coming up with a couple of early kills and Channel dominating late – on the way to a dominant 25-16 win, leading to the final period. Despite running out of gas in the fifth set, the Rams had shown they are continuing to improve. Channel led the way for Wilson with 15 kills and 17 digs, while Briggs had seven kills and six blocks and Slater had nine kills and three blocks. “They never backed down, they were always up there swinging big, and that’s what we need,” Chantler said. “They really carried us tonight.” Libero Katie Ecklund finished with a team-high 17 digs for Wilson, continuing to show her versatility and defensive prowess. “She really improved a lot defensively against these big hitters,” said Chantler. “She was a lot quicker tonight, which is what we’ve been asking her to do.” Despite the loss, Chantler noted that the performance should prove beneficial to the Rams as they prepare for the postseason. “I’ve been waiting for a turn like today,” Chantler said. “We’ve just needed the turn to see what we’re capable of. Now that we know, I think it’s going to be a much different end of the season for us.”
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ELITE TALENTS. (Left) Life Christian student Yana Kuloff, who swims for Foss, won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly for the Falcons. (Right)
Stadiumâ€™s Amanda Marr, pictured during a second-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley, also took second in the 100-yard breaststroke and swam a leg in the Tigersâ€™ win in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
STADIUM, FOSS SHINE AT ALL-CITY SWIM MEET Local swimmers look to leave mark at district, state
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Foss displayed its star power by winning eight of 11 events, while Stadium showed its depth in sweeping its four dual meets as the five Tacoma public schools converged for the All-City Swim Meet at Mount Tahoma High School on Oct. 6. The Falcons began the day with five straight wins, starting with the team of Sarah Sachs, Emma Chard, Yana Kuloff and Megan Ripley winning the 200yard medley relay in one minute and 59.27 seconds. Sachs followed with a win in the 200yard freestyle, Chard followed with a state time in the 200-yard individual medley and Kuloff edged Stadiumâ€™s Amber Longrie
in the 50-yard freestyle and also took the 100-yard butterfly. â€œWeâ€™re swimming really tired, and trying to change up events every meet,â€? said Foss head coach Matt Wood, noting that the Falcons are in the midst of a busy stretch of meets. â€œBut weâ€™re putting up solid times. The girls have been working hard.â€? Sachs later put up another state-qualifying time in the 100yard backstroke, while Chard won the 100-yard breastroke in one minute and 7.95 seconds and is currently ranked first in the state in all classifications in the 100-yard freestyle. â€œItâ€™s pretty exciting to see how well the girls have been doing, and how their hard work is paying off,â€? Wood said. â€œWeâ€™re not done yet, weâ€™ve still got
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(times),â€? said Stadium head coach David Baughman. Cann, who missed the meet to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test, is already qualified for eight individual events at state, and earlier this season set the school record in the 100-yard butterfly along with qualifying for the 50-, 100-, 200- and 500yard freestyle in the same meet. â€œFor her, thatâ€™s huge because these are all improvements,â€? Baughman said, â€œand when you get to a certain level in high schoolâ€Śhow do you improve? What more do you have to accomplish? Qualifying faster, qualifying in more events, qualifying at faster times and setting school records.â€? Mount Tahoma senior Miranda Benson won the 100-yard
another month to go here.â€? Stadium, swimming without star senior Felicity Cann, was led by Longrie, seniors Amanda Marr and Hailey Stringham and freshman Emma Lavold. Lavold won the 500-yard freestyle in just over six minutes and placed second in the 200yard freestyle, while also teaming with Marr, junior Nicole Soriano and freshman Melanie Muller to win the 400-yard freestyle relay. Marr placed second in the 200-yard IM and the 100-yard breaststroke, Longrie was second in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle and Stringham was second in the 100-yard backstroke. â€œWe have some really great district-level swimmers who are looking to make their state
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ellarmine Prepâ€™s defense was out to prove something against Gig Harbor on Oct. 4. After being exposed in a 3-0 loss to Olympia two days earlier, the Lions stood strong against the first-place Tides, forcing a 0-0 draw to remain in the hunt near the top of the Narrows 4A standings. â€œThe result is very satisfying, but the performance is more satisfying,â€? said Lions head coach Joe Waters. â€œThe girls played really hard. They came with a completely different attitude than they had in the last two games. And thatâ€™s what we needed, quite frankly, to get the job done.â€? The Tides had several early chances, starting in the fourth minute with Rachel Rossâ€™ header off of a cross that was stopped by the Lionsâ€™ defense and cleared. Celia Vaughn had a good look when she outraced Bellarmineâ€™s defense down the field in the 16th minute, but Lionsâ€™ sweeper Rachel Oâ€™Connell slid at the last moment to kick the ball out of bounds before Vaughn could get a shot off. â€œEveryone just came together as a team,â€? said Bellarmine senior defender Lauren Fricke. â€œWe had a good talk yesterday about how we played in the Olympia game. We just had that positive attitude and I think it really helped out today.â€? The Lions got their
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first good look in the 18th minute when a cross was deflected to the foot of midfielder Julia Rogers, but her shot sailed just over the bar. Bellarmine almost struck just before halftime as Hope Fleckner sent a threatening cross to the middle, but the Lionsâ€™ shot hit the post and the Tides cleared it out. The Lions were the aggressor early in the second half, getting good chances on a free kick by Fleckner in the 42nd minute and a shot that sailed just over by Chanelle Pederson in the 51st minute. Bellarmineâ€™s defensive effort was once again emphasized
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in the 73rd minute, as the Tidesâ€™ Kate Frame got free on the right side and drove a shot toward goal, but keeper Kiley Adams dove to deflect the ball off target. â€œWe didnâ€™t defend well in the game against Olympia, and we were upset by that,â€? Waters said. â€œWeâ€™ve turned it around and weâ€™ve shown that we can defend against a good team.â€? The draw kept the Lions in third place behind Olympia and Gig Harbor, but Bellarmine will get another crack at each when they travel to Olympia on Oct. 25 and to Gig Harbor on Oct. 30, the final game of the regular season. By Jeremy Helling
CURTIS OUTLASTS EMERALD RIDGE
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Hankel has a real dilemma on occasions â€“ his team is loaded with good, young talent that shows flashes of brilliance at times, but can also make young mistakes. This was on display on Oct. 9 at Vikings Stadium, as Curtis would explode to an early 4-1 lead in the first half, only to see it all but disappear in the second half. In the end the Lady Vikes would hold on for a 4-3 win to stay on the heels of the Puyallup Vikings at 8-1-2 overall. â€œThere were so many ebbs and flows to this game, a lot more than I would have liked to see, but it was good to hang on and win in the end,â€? said Hankel. Curtis started fast, scoring the gameâ€™s first three goals. Amanda Ellinghaus opened the scoring in the 15th minute on a goal in
front of the net, assisted by Lanie Vinson. Four minutes later L.A. Lambert scored off of an assist from Vinson again for a 2-0 lead. Then Maddie Lockwood made it a three-goal lead in the 30th minute, and everything was great for the Lady Vikes. Just before halftime and nursing a 3-1 lead, Vinson added a goal to her two assists in the 38th minute. â€œOur offense got off to a great start, we were able to spread the field and get a lot of through balls to open players for our four goals in the first half,â€? said Vinson. The second half was a different story. Emerald Ridge reacted fast, with two goals in the first eight minutes of the half and with 32 minutes left, the lead was cut to 4-3. â€œEmerald Ridge is a well-coached team, but
once we got over our mental lapses on defense our side played some pretty good soccer after we took some of their best punches,â€? said Hankel. Neither team threatened much after the Jaguars cut the lead to one, and in the end Curtisâ€™ thoughts turned to the rest of the season. â€œWe canâ€™t afford to get content in spurts and give up easy goals, and we canâ€™t do that against the good teams late in the season,â€? said Vinson. â€œWe sometimes forget how young we are with all of our talent, because mistakes can be made as easy as goals are scored,â€? said Hankel. â€œI canâ€™t say enough about the club soccer here in University Place. It has been big in our teamâ€™s development too.â€? By Steve Mullen
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CHARLES WRIGHT CRUISES TO 5-0
Coming off a huge win the week before against Cedar Park Christian, Charles Wright quickly eliminated any thought of a letdown against Vashon Island, scoring 28 firstquarter points on the way to a 44-20 win over the Pirates at home on Oct. 5. The Tarriers recovered an onside kick on the opening kickoff at the Piratesâ€™ 36-yard line, and running back Alexander Moore scored on a 10-yard run six plays later to make it 7-0. After a three-and-out defensively, Moore â€“ the 1A state champ in the 100-meter dash last spring â€“ raced 65 yards almost untouched on a sweep to make it 14-0 with less than five minutes gone. â€œOur coaches told us we had to come out hard and fast, and play physical,â€? said Moore, who finished with five carries for 129 yards. â€œI think we accomplished that. Iâ€™ve got to give the credit to the line. They opened up huge holes and really helped me out.â€? The Tarriers then recovered a fumble on the first play of the next drive, and Raheem Hughey made it 21-0 on a three-yard plunge two plays later. The defense forced another three-andout, and the offense mounted an 11-play, 75-yard drive capped by Mooreâ€™s eightyard touchdown catch to make it 28-0 at the end of the first quarter. â€œI thought we fired on all cylinders,â€? said Charles Wright head coach Mike Finch, who also noted the play of the offensive line. â€œWeâ€™re big, we move people. Thatâ€™s what they like to do, too. Itâ€™s cool.â€? The first-half dominance was emphasized just before halftime, as Nick Ho intercepted a pass and raced 60 yards for a score with five seconds to go to make it 38-0. â€œI didnâ€™t really expect that,â€? said Moore, who also serves as a linebacker. â€œIt was kind of like the cherry on top of the ice cream sundaeâ€Śit was a good first half.â€? The Pirates were able to creep back into the game facing mainly backups in the second half, and Vashon cut it to 38-20 when Sam Schoenberg hit Peter Evans for a 27-yard score early in the fourth quarter. But the Tarriers responded when Hughey capped a 10-play, 66-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown to put the game away for Charles Wright. Teaming with Moore to carry the offensive load with fellow running back Colin Reynolds sidelined, Hughey fin-
ished with 15 carries for 103 yards. The Tarriers improved to 5-0 for the third time in program history, and the first time since 1989. Combined with the 27-20 victory at Cedar Park Christian on Sept. 28, the Tarriers have the inside track to the division title. With a win at Chimacum on Oct. 12, Charles Wright would host the Nisqually League championship game on Oct. 26. â€œTwo years ago I think we got the program started,â€? said Finch. â€œLast year we really pounded that foundation into the ground. I think that foundation is builtâ€Ś those are big program wins like last week, but I think weâ€™re just going to continue to see more of those.â€? By Jeremy Helling For blog updates on this weekendâ€™s featured games visit The Daily Mash-Up at www.tacomaweekly.com/ dailymashup.
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structure. Port staff met with residents in May 2008 to explain the port’s plans for habitat restoration and public access. There was discussion of continuing monthto-month leases, replacing them with life estate leases and other options. Some residents expressed interest in purchasing the port-owned land underneath their homes. Staff made no recommendations to Port of Tacoma Commission.
In June 2009 staff and residents met to discuss port plans to demolish an unoccupied structure as well as habitat and public access. Both sides agreed to start meeting quarterly. In spring 2011 the port finished the Dick Gilmur Shoreline Restoration and Kayak Launch project. In March 2012 port staff presented a draft lease agreement to tenants, in hopes of completing the leases in May. Tenants presented to the commission a letter requesting a delay until Sept. 1 so the residents could have more meetings with staff on
deeds as of Dec. 31, 2008. for such a mitigation site. would be able to live in these Tenants would pay leasehold He showed several render- homes through their retiretax and be responsible for ings that show what the area ment. Under the proposed might look like as such a lease, his daughter would maintenance. The port could terminate site, depicting people bird not be able to acquire his the lease at its discretion. watching on the beach or on home. Shelton renovated his The port would need to give the water in kayaks. Jordan tenants six months notice if stressed these are conceptual home. He said he would not have spent the money to do this occurs and they need to designs. A number of residents so had he known the port move. Tenants would have the testified. Steve Shelton said would eventually take over opportunity to sell their his family has had a home at his home. He said the port has not homes within the first 12 this location for 32 years. He months of the lease. After said residents are stewards been clear with its plans. He that date, the port would not of the land and remove litter said staff turnover during the buy their homes, even if the on the beach on a regular past five years has contribport terminated the lease and basis. Shelton said he does uted to the frustration he and so weekly. He said at one other tenants feel. instructed tenants to move. Clyde Anderson said he Environmental regu- point the U.S. Environmental lations require the port to Protection Agency wanted to does not want to be held create environmental mitiga- place contaminated sludge liable if a beachcomber is tion sites in compensation near this area and place a injured on the land adjacent for various projects built on cap on it. “Our neighbor- to his house. Seattle Seahawk ǣ The 9th Annual Marcus Trufant “The lease proposal is hood banded together to stop the Join Tideflats. Jordan saidCharity Bowling and Billiards Classic Marcus Trufant, ACME Bowl simply unacceptable,” said this.” the port has no immediateǣ his family and fellow Sondra Purcell. She requestShelton Parkway West said most resiplans for this parcel, but it 100 Andover Tukwila, WA 98188 ed the 12-month limit be dents are in their 50s, is likely teammates at some point thatǣ Monday, November 12, 2012 60s As they take to the lanes Time: 70s.10:00pm They assumed they removed for the buyout these homes would be razed or 5:30-‐ for charity! ǣ A long running Seahawk option. “We thought the tradition, the Bowling and Billiards port would be a much better Classic raises money for youth programs in the Greater Tacoma and landlord than Foss.” ǣ The 9th Annual Marcus Trufant Seattle Area. Such as; Boys & Girls Clubs, NW Sickle Cell Camp, American Diabetes Association and the Marcus Trufant Inspirational Barbara Birntson said Scholarship Program and local food banks. Charity Bowling and Billiards Classic she is 67 and has lived in her
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the proposed terms. The commission examined the lease, and heard testimony from residents, during its Sept. 20 meeting. Jason Jordan, senior environmental project manager with the port, discussed details of the lease. The port proposes charging 9.2 cents per square foot per month. Jordan said for a home of 1,800 square feet, this would cost $166 per month. It has an annual escalator clause pegged to the consumer price index, for a minimum of 2.5 percent. Leases would be limited to residents named on
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Hip-hop meets Appalachia in the music of
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THE BAND. Gangstagrass featuring (L-R) Rench, Doug Goldstein, R-Son, David Yanuzzi and Jon West will headline Jazzbones on Saturday, Oct. 13. By Ernest A. Jasmin firstname.lastname@example.org
reakbeats and banjos. B-boys and good ol’ boys. These things have a lot more in common than you might expect. Just ask genre-blurring collective Gangstagrass, the main attraction on Oct. 13 at Tacoma’s Jazzbones. Since 2006 the New Yorkbased band has gained notoriety by mashing up the
block-rockin’ braggadocio of hip-hop and the banjo-powered arrangements of Appalachia. It’s Def Jam meets dobro; a provocative gimmick, for sure, but also a logical progression for group guitarist and founder Rench, who checked in from rehearsal last week to break down his influences. “I grew up in Southern California in the ‘80s, and in third grade it was all about taking your cardboard out during recess to put down and do backspins and listen to Run DMC and the Beastie Boys,” he recalled. “But … my dad’s
from Oklahoma, so I got home and Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash were on the stereo. So those were just the two sounds that influenced my musical thinking.” Years later he moved to the Big Apple and opened a studio, Rench Audio, where he chopped beats and produced for local hiphop groups. “I couldn’t resist sampling a couple of steel guitars here and there,” he said. “I thought it would be great for adding beats to because bluegrass generally doesn’t have drums. It’s a really rhythm music that’s really tight and, I would say, funky. So I thought there was a natural fit there even though nobody else would really see that. I tried it out and ... it turned out pretty well.”
Rench boosted his band’s following by posting several tunes online for free download. It is a gamble that especially paid off when they drew the attention of FX Network, which was looking for music to promote its new series “Justified.” Gangstagrass cut “Long, Hard Times to Come,” which opens each episode and was nominated for an Emmy in 2010. That year, Gangstagrass released its debut album “Lightning on the Strings, Thunder on the Mic” which was followed up this year with “Rappalachia.” The new disc delves deeper into the band’s hick-hop aesthetic with collaborations that feature popular rap acts Kool Keith and Dead Prez, among others.
The touring band consists of Rench, rapper R-Son, banjo player Doug Goldstein, dobro player David Yanuzzi and fiddler Jon West. “R-Son is a phenomenal freestyler,” Rench said. “We start going and he’ll have some verses, but there are also times when he just jumps off. If you come to the show that night, what you’re wearing might end up being lyrics in a song.” Local favorites Sweet Kiss Mama and the Breaklites will open the show on Oct. 13, further bridging the gap between urban and rural sounds. Start time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $8.50 in advance, $13 day of show; (253) 396-9169 or www.jazzbones.com for further details.
THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE ORTING PUMPKIN FEST Celebrate the great pumpkin and the salmon homecoming Oct. 13 at Orting City Park, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The whole family can enjoy food and beverage booths with pumpkin specialties, live entertainment for all ages on two stages, rod and custom car show, salmon BBQ, salmon and environmental exhibitors, games, bounce house and amusements for kids, arts and crafts vendors, a miniature horse parade and a Little Pumpkin Pals Parade at noon open to kids in pumpkin-themed costumes. Prizes awarded by age group. Bring a carved or peculiar pumpkin for display. Check in for judging and entries at the information booth by the bell tower. For more information visit www.TacomaEvents.com.
TWO TRIPOD Organized by ultra-talented Tacoma artist Lynn Di Nino, Tripod slide shows are held every third Friday of the month from 78:30 p.m. at Madera Furniture Company (2210 Court ‘A’). Each show features three guest photographers presenting a 15-minute show within a theme. The idea stems from a wish to involve the Tacoma community by sharing experiences, visions and fun, and to expose each audience to the Madera showroom, where custom furniture and architectural elements are crafted. Entry is by $5 donation. Next up on Oct. 19: “Presenting Turkey, The Country.” Jill Nordfors-Clark shares “A Visit to Turkey,” Rick Mahaffey celebrates “ Tu r k i s h Ceramics: Old and New” and John Carlton and Claudia Riedener will introduce “Istanbul.” ISTANBUL, JOHN CARLTON 2012
THREE GRAND DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA The ninth annual Metro Parks and USA Dance Tacoma chapter’s grand dance extravaganza happens Oct. 13 at STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St. The day includes 11 ballroom dance workshops from 25:45 p.m.; catered dinner (included in allday registrations) and Metro Arts Youth Entertainment 6-7 p.m.; cha-cha dance lesson with Christine Luders 7-8 p.m.; live music by Cassanova 8-11 p.m.; and social dance, Pacific Ballroom Dance youth performances, competition and fundraiser for Metro Parks youth programs, and dance with a pro and dance mixes. For rates and further information visit www.metroparkstacoma.org/arts. Register by phone at (253) 404-3939.
FOUR THIRD THURSDAY ART WALK Third Thursday is coming up on Oct. 18, the perfect time to put on your walking shoes, grab a buddy and head out to Tacoma’s many downtown art galleries and museums. Beginning at 5 p.m. and
going until 8 p.m., admission is free so that everyone can experience T-Town’s artistic and cultural offerings. Visit www.artwalktacoma.com.
FIVE FIREWORKS ENSEMBLE In a uniquely American vision of chamber music, you will hear great works by Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein and others. Fireworks Ensemble has led the charge to bring a fresh perspective on chamber music and is known as “the bridge between the contemporary classical ensemble and the mainstream popular audience.” They will be at Rialto Theater on Oct. 13. Free pre-show lecture at 6:30 p.m. will have a discussion of the historical background, salient stylistic features and cultural context of the different styles that will be performed in the evening’s performance. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $29, $39, $49.
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The memories and meditations of Michael Kenna Tacoma Art Museum showcases artistâ€™s first retrospective in nearly 20 years
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND G. GIBSON GALLERY, SEATTLE
MOAI. Kenna photographs the wonders of the world in portraiture and landscapes.
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Tacoma Art Museum has just opened a new exhibit of world renowned photographer Michael Kennaâ€™s first United States retrospective in nearly 20 years. â€œMemories and Meditationsâ€? features approximately 100 of Kennaâ€™s masterful black and white photographs taken at locations across the globe, ranging from historic places like Stonehenge and Easter Island to more simple subjects such as a lone tree on the banks of a lake in Japan. In all, Kenna takes viewers on a trip around the world to 15 countries and three American states. â€œI like the idea that we can take a solitary walk and allow our minds to wander,â€? Kenna said of his works in the collection that spans 30 years. In Kennaâ€™s hands, the
simple becomes sublime and it is his gift of communicating this through photography that has made him an internationally acclaimed artist. His works are moody, dream-like and sometimes solemn but in a way that ignites the imagination. A sense of peace seems to reach out and embrace those who pause to meditate for a moment on the image before them. Kennaâ€™s point of view through the lens invites viewers to walk right up and become part of the picture â€“ all of his works in this exhibit are the same size and hung at eye level to facilitate the interplay between viewer and art. An intriguing aspect of Kennaâ€™s work is his medium of choice in which he eschews modern digital photography for traditional, handcrafted black and white prints. This allows him to
play with things like shutter speed and exposure times â€“ sometimes up to
10 hours or more â€“ so that the end result offers an element of surprise. Another interesting fact is that the artist frequently returns to certain locales and records their natural beauty over the course of several years in order to capture the brilliance of time passing. Kenna has an eye for moments in which â€œyou had to be there to get the shot,â€? and this is evidenced clearly â€“ an ocean wave at its peak crashing against a seawall, an untrimmed bush standing like a black sheep among its clipped and preened neighbors, or a frozen mountain of ice created by a fountain during a Detroit winter. His â€œReflected Treeâ€? on a body of waterâ€™s glassy surface captures every miniscule branch much like the capillaries of the human heart. Some of his photos explore the juxtaposition of geometric figures with landscapes. â€œFifty Fencesâ€? shows rows of post-and-rail fences against a snowy Japanese hillside much like horizontal staff lines on sheet music, which makes for an interesting pairing consid-
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ering the silence of a rural snowfall. In his image â€œTwo Piers,â€? also taken in Japan, two wooden piers jut out onto a body of water, offering solid footing amid the liquid depths around them. Kenna was born in Widnes, Lancashire, England in 1953 to a workingclass family without much money. He trained to be a Catholic priest in his youth, as he was attracted to the beauty and mystery of the church and its icons. He also recognized his own artistic talents. â€œI was quite good at art â€“ painting and drawing â€“ so I went to art school almost by default because there was no career guidance. Photography seemed to be a natural for me.â€? To date, his prints have been shown in more than 600 exhibitions in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Australia, and more than 500 books and catalogues have
been published about his photography work. â€œMemories and Meditations: A Retrospective of Michael Kennaâ€™s Photographyâ€? is a two-part exhibit. Part one is on view until Jan. 6, then part two opens on Jan. 11 and will feature European scenes and architecture along with a series of images from his work documenting the European concentration camps of World War II. On Jan. 12 Kenna will be at Tacoma Art Museum for a reception and book signing at 2 p.m. He will give an overview of his work to date and discuss his aesthetic approach to the photographic medium. On Nov. 9 the public is invited to come and â€œhearâ€? Kennaâ€™s photography expressed in music as Tacomaâ€™s Second City Chamber Orchestra presents â€œZen Pathwaysâ€? at 7:30 p.m. A private tour of the exhibit will be included. Get tickets at www. tacomaartmuseum.org.
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Broken Spoke â€“ Another kind of biker bar opens in Tacoma By Ernest Jasmin firstname.lastname@example.org
Tacoma bikers have a new place to hang out on Hilltop. No, not â€œSons of Anarchyâ€? bikers. Owner Ben Davis envisions Broken Spoke as ground zero for Tacomaâ€™s burgeoning community of bicycle enthusiasts; the type of â€œbikersâ€? that play polo by Harmon Tap Room and go on pedal-powered pub crawls with local clubs the Skid Kings and Tacoma Mob Riders. The new custom bike shop/bar, located at 1014 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, is a cozy 2,000 square feet with his studio in back and a bar for serving canned, craft beer and gourmet coffee out front. â€œThis is something Iâ€™m trying to do to give cyclists a place to go and hang out,â€? Davis says. â€œFor all the guys who work at bike shops all day, (this is) a place to come and kick back, toss down a couple of beers and talk.â€? Davis learned to build custom bikes at the United Bicycle Institute in Ashland, Ore., and ran Bicycles West in Burien for
four years before opening a home studio in Tacoma. He plans to invite other local builders to use his new, public space on weekends, the type of cooperation he found uncommon in cutthroat Seattle. â€œItâ€™s a night and day difference,â€? he says. â€œItâ€™s an extremely tight knit community. I think itâ€™s because Tacomaâ€™s not so big that it enables everyone to work together instead of being each otherâ€™s competition.â€? Davis will also invite guest baristas to serve gourmet coffee blends from around the Northwest on weekends. But when it comes to beer the policy is no bottles allowed. Broken Spoke will start out with 20 brands of canned brew. â€œThe original reason why I was into cans was I rode BMX for a long time,â€? Davis explains. â€œAnd when we would go build trails you would pack your cans in and you would pack your cans out. Packinâ€™ bottles doesnâ€™t get you anywhere; you get broken bottles and wet backpacks.â€? Davis hasnâ€™t established opening hours but says the venue will close daily at 11 p.m. Its website will be at BrokenSpokeTacoma.com.
India Mahal By Matt Nagle
As other businesses have come and gone in Tacoma over the years, India Mahal remains a bedrock business in the downtown core. For more than 15 years this family owned and operated restaurant has been serving the cityâ€™s best authentic Indian cuisine. In fact, Tacoma Weekly readers voted India Mahal â€œBest Indian Restaurantâ€? in this yearâ€™s â€œBest of Tacomaâ€? readersâ€™ poll. Even its blue and red sign at 823 Pacific Ave. has become a local landmark, offering a familiar sight for Tacomans all these years. Open seven days a week, India Mahal caters to both lunch and dinner crowds. Its spacious dining room neatly decorated with exotic Indian art and wall hangings provides a most pleasant atmosphere where individual diners or couples, families and groups will feel comfortable. Reservations and walk-ins are welcome, and India Mahal accepts take-out orders and offers delivery as well. Above all, it is the food that keeps customers coming back for more. Whether you are a meat eater, vegetarian or vegan, India Mahal has got you covered. The restaurant is perhaps best known for its lunch buffet â€“ 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For a mere $8.95 the buffet offers up to eight entrees to choose from, along with rice, homemade Indian breads, mixed salad greens and chai tea to drink. If the buffet does not suit your fancy the India Mahal menu is packed with mouth-watering cuisine created
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Tacomaâ€™s â€˜Best Indian Restaurantâ€™ is a keystone downtown business from traditional recipes of Northern India along with influences from traditional Punjabi dishes. Appetizers with either meat or vegetables are offered to start your meal. Popular choices are the Vegetable Pakore (mixed vegetable fritters, $3.95) and the Meat Samosa (pastry stuffed with meat, deep fried and served with chutney, $3.95) or order the combo plate to try some of every appetizer ($7.95). The soup selections include a delicious and traditional Mulligatawny made with lentils, fresh coconut and delicate herbs and spices ($4.95). Pair a bowl with any of the nine varieties of fresh baked breads. The Garlic Nann is a big seller, made with fresh garlic and cilantro ($2.95) or have a traditional taste of India with Tandoori Roti bread made with whole-wheat flour ($2). Entrees include vegetarian specialties like Mater Panir (fresh, homemade cheese cooked with tender garden peas and spices, $10.95), Palak Panir (homemade cheese with spinach and spices, $10.95), and Channa Masala, made with garbanzo beans and potatoes cooked in a gravy of spices ($9.95). Seafood options like Goa Halibut Curry is made with fresh coconut and an array of spices, and the Shrimp Curry is submerged in a puree of fresh green herbs blended with spices. Chicken dishes feature Butter Chicken â€“ tender pieces of chicken cooked in mild sauce enriched with tomatoes and green spices ($12.95) â€“ and Chicken Tikka Masala made with oriental spices and sautĂŠed with tomatoes, onions and bell peppers ($12.95).
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Pickleball, anyone? Game enjoyed by seniors attracting younger crowd By David B. Hardt Correspondent
When Ryan Grasley was 15 years old, traditional sports such as baseball, basketball and football didnâ€™t really appeal to him. One day while his brother was outside playing with his friends, Grasley observed that the game they were playing appeared to be fun as well as entertaining. He made his way outside and asked if he could join. From there on out his love for pickleball flourished. When people ask Grasley about pickleball, he simply describes the game as a mix of ping-pong, tennis and badminton. The game over the past years has been a popular exercise outlet for senior citizens, but in the past year younger players have picked up the pickleball paddle. â€œThis game is really fun and really becomes addictive in a way. This game is almost like tennis, but it has different unique rules. What it really comes down to is that this game is really about strategy. Itâ€™s not about how powerfully you can hit the ball, but rather ball placement,â€? said Grasley Gaining Popularity The game of pickleball was invented in the Northwest on Bainbridge Island in the summer of 1965 by Joel Pritchard, a congressman from Washington, and Bill Bell, a successful businessman. Pickleball now stands as the fastest growing
sports activity in the nation, according the U.S.A. Pickleball Association. There are more than 100,00 players registered in the United States and roughly 10,000 players in Canada. Now granted you wonâ€™t see this sport featured on ESPN, and thereâ€™s probably no chance of a super pickleball player gracing a Wheaties box, but with the recent explosion of popularity who knows what the future holds? Pickleball can be played with two to four people (singles or doubles) using wood or composite paddle rackets and a plastic ball with holes in it, similar to a wiffle ball. The game of pickleball is played only to 11 points making it a quick game, which gets more people playing. The court is the size of a doubles badminton court, 20 feet by 44 feet, and the net hangs at 36 inches on each side of the court and 34 inches in the middle. Future Progress For the newly formed Tacoma pickleball club the membership has slowly been growing steadily, but as the leaves fall and the weather changes, Grasley is already getting ready to take his club indoors to keep things going. â€œWe meet every other Saturday morning around 10 at Sprinker, but as the weather changes we will be looking at other indoor venues,â€? said Grasley. Players meet for friendly competition from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every other Saturday. The club currently is meeting at Sprinker Recreation Park. To sign up for the Pickleball Club go to www.meetup.com/Tacoma-Pickleball-Club. â€œOur overall goal is to foster a great environment for people to come and enjoy themselves and learn this exciting sport,â€? said Grasley. (See a video report on this story in David Hardtâ€™s new episode of â€œEye on Tacomaâ€? at www.TacomaWeekly.com.)
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The Plastards are one of Tacoma’s rowdiest, most bombastic punk bands. They’re also hopeless slackers, which explains the ridiculous wait for “A Trainwreck of Happy Accidents,” the quartet’s decade-in-themaking debut CD. The 20-track collection started trickling into local businesses this summer: Rocket Records, Hi-Voltage, the vending machine at Top of Tacoma and various jukeboxes. And earlier this week we met singer-bassist Bill Schlanbusch at Magoo’s Annex to ask, “What’s up with all the procrastination?” TW: So what are we looking at here? The new Plastards CD, which isn’t new, per se. BS: It’s old stuff. The first recording was done in the Plastards’ lair in 2002 – seven or eight tracks and we sat on it, got lazy and then didn’t do anything.
Then we thought, ‘That’s stupid.’ So, in ‘08 we recorded five or six more and did that same thing. (We) got stupid and lazy and then decided (forget it), we’re never gonna put a record out, ‘cause that’s our dogma. Then we did some more in 2010. We did, like, six or seven more songs. Then that was gonna be the one we put out like an e.p. or a demo to get some more gigs out of town. TW: But technically it’s the debut. BS: Yes, it’s the debut album by the Plastards. It would be a “best of ” if we’d released anything before. We almost wanted to go vinyl and do a double LP, but that is so much money that there was no way to do it. So we just swallowed it and said, “This is it.” That being said, we’re still gonna record some more. I think that the moratorium on releases is off. TW: You just had to break the seal. BS: Yeah, that’s exact-
ly it. We want to do a single. We want to do a seven-inch vinyl. None of us have ever had anything put out on vinyl, except our drummer who was in Poppa Wheelie. And we’ll see what happens here. There were a few songs we recorded in these sessions that didn’t make it. And maybe they’ll be included on a future release. It’s been 11, 12, 13 years. TW: So you’re kind of the opposite of those hipster bands that get a lot of buzz the month after they form and have a record out right away. BS: That’s kind of it. We started thinking that it all happens at practice. We all show up on Tuesday night to have our three to four hours of drinkin’ a couple of extra beers and makin’ some noise. That really is why we do it. And after a while of having these aborted attempts at making a record we decided that was gonna be good enough. And then we got over it.
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TUESDAY, OCT. 16 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m., NC
SATURDAY, OCT. 13 SPAR: Maia Santell & House Blend (Jazz/blues) 8 p.m., NC
C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz (Jazz) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: High Rollers (Classic rock) 9 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: Harmonious Funk (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Chapter 5 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Gangstagrass, Breaklites, Sweetkiss Momma, 8 p.m., $8.50-$13 LOCH’S: Platinum Spandex (80s metal covers) 9 p.m. LOUIE G’S: Fall From Grace, True Holland, Radmus, Kyong Kim, 7 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: Kramer, Chosen Enemies, Overboard, Rory O.K., Worst Band Ever, 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Kari Ehli Band (Top 40) 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Push, 8 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC
SUNDAY, OCT. 14 IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Chad & Jeremy, 8 p.m.
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EMERALD QUEEN: Harmonious Funk (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC
ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Too Short, guest (Rap) 8 p.m., $20 JOHNNY’S DOCK: May Palmer (Soul) 5 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. STONEGATE: Stonegaters (Classic rock jam), 8 p.m., NC UNCLE SAM’S: Shelly Ely (Blues jam) 7 p.m.
ANTIQUE SANDWICH SHOP: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 DAVE’S OF MILTON: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Jho Blenis, Shelly Ely (Blues jam) 8 p.m. LOUIE G’S PIZZA: Acoustic open mic, 6 p.m. RED TUNA: Afrodasia (Jazz) 6:30 p.m., AA
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 STONEGATE: Tatoosh (Classic rock) 8:30 p.m., NC
DAVE’S OF MILTON: Bill Pease (Blues jam) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Jam session) 8 p.m. JAZZBONES: Voodoo Organist, Cottonwood Cutups, 8 p.m., NC RED TUNA: Afrodasia (Jazz) 6:30 p.m., AA
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Harvey Girls, Not From Brooklyn, Humble Cub, 9 p.m. PARADISE BOWL: (Rock jam) 9 p.m. ROCK THE DOCK: Dustin Lafferty (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Billy Roy Danger & the Rectifiers, 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.
Tacoma Weekly’s Music Calendar is always available online at www.TacomaWeekly.com GUIDE: NC = No cover, AA = All ages, 18+ = 18 and older
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FRI., OCT. 12 BENEFIT CONCERT MUSIC – Tacoma Friends Meeting House is holding a benefit concert featuring folksinger and storyteller Tom Rawson at 7:30 p.m. at its location at 2508 S. 39th St. For directions, visit tacoma.quaker.org. Admission is by free will donation, and no one will be turned away. Support the work of Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation, and join Rawson for an evening of humorous stories, user-friendly songs and acoustic folk philosophy that is guaranteed to leave listeners smiling. Armed with longneck banjo and other weapons of mass delight, Rawson will have you singing along in no time. Tune up your vocal chords: you will need them! Info: (253) 536-9185.
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DO NOT MISS THE ONLY NORDIC/SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL THIS FALL IN THE SOUTH SOUND. THIS NORDIC FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE OCT. 13, AND WILL FEATURE MANY VENDORS OF TRADITIONAL NORDIC ARTS, CRAFTS, BAKED GOODS, MUSIC, ANTIQUES AND ARTIFACTS. MEATBALL DINNERS/PEA SOUP/BREADS/COOKIES/BEVERAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. ADMISSION IS $1 AND INCLUDES ONE DRAWING TICKET FOR ITEMS DONATED BY VENDORS. THE EVENT TAKES PLACE FROM 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. AT EDGEMONT JUNIOR HIGH, LOCATED AT 2300 110TH AVE. E. IN EDGEWOOD.
CHARITY BOOT CAMP ETC – Jeff Jowers, owner and founder of Tacoma’s Ultimate Fitness Boot Camps, is hosting charity fitness boot camps every Saturday benefiting Mary Bridge Tree House. People who sign up for Ultimate Fitness Boot Camp can now donate pieces of clothing, which earns them a spot in a fast-paced, interval-style class free of charge. Info: www.tacomabootcamps.com.
SUN., OCT. 14 OKTOBERFEST DINNER ETC – The Knights of Columbus Tacoma Council 809 will be serving German sausage, schnitzel, rot kraut, German potato salad, bread, apple strudel and beverages at St. Patrick’s Church Hall. The church is located at North 11th and ‘I’ streets. Pre-sale price is $11.50 or $15 at the door.
MON., OCT. 15 AN EVENING WITH ROSEMARY WELLS ETC – Rosemary Wells’ career as an author and illustrator spans more than 30 years and 60 books. She has won numerous awards, and has given readers such unforgettable characters as Max and Ruby, Noisy Nora and Yoko. She has also given Mother Goose new life in two enormous, definitive editions, published by Candlewick. This event is for her grown-up fans, for the teachers, educators and everyone else who has grown up and taught with and from her books for years. Wells will talk about incorporating her work into curriculum and the importance of teaching children’s literature. This is not a story time! A book signing will follow, with books available for purchase. The event takes place at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s Olympic Room. The Main Library is located at 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. Info: www. tpl.lib.wa.us.
WED., OCT. 31 ‘FRIGHTHOUSE’ SQUARE ETC – Halloween is just around the corner and already Tacoma’s historic Freighthouse Square is making big plans to celebrate the holiday with contests, prizes, live entertainment and trick-or-treating throughout the Square for the community. Visit on Halloween Day from 4-7 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating, a magic show and balloon artist from 6-7 p.m., and through Oct. 26, children ages 6 and under and 7 to 12 can visit www.freighthousesquare.com and download a special Halloween coloring contest drawing. Once completed, artwork can be dropped off at Freighthouse Square (2501 E.
group, which meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at the Tacoma Area Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities building, located at 6315 S. 19th St. The group’s mission is to improve the morale of people coping with these challenges. Its activities include face-to-face encouragement, networking, sharing of resources as well as individual discoveries.
FREE FIRST WEEKENDS ETC – Bank of America bankcard holders and employees receive free admission to the Tacoma Art Museum the first weekend of every month as part of Bank of America’s national Museums on Us program. Info: museums.bankofamerica.com. ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA Organizing For America is a grassroots movement with the goal of re-electing President Barack Obama in 2012. It is an organization of volunteers hoping to educate, recruit and build a strong network all across the United States. The group welcomes all interested parties to attend their monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at Native Quest, located at 2354 Jefferson Ave. in Tacoma. ETC –
‘D’ St.,) at any store or restaurant. Prizewinners will be announced Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. in the Freighthouse Square Art Gallery. Info: www. freighthousesquare.com.
tion” is on display at Tacoma Art Museum. The works on view are some of the best from its collection of paintings by Northwest artists. It runs until March.
‘ORIGINS’ ART – “Origins: Early Works by Dale Chihuly” runs through Oct. 21 at the Museum of Glass. The exhibit showcases works made by Chihuly in his early career, from 1968 through the 1980s. The artwork displayed includes 30 transitional pieces from prominent local collections and the museum’s permanent collection, along with historic exhibit posters from the Mary Hale Cockran Library. Collectively, the works chronicle Chihuly’s influence as an artist, a visionary and a pioneer of the American studio glass movement. Info: www.museumofglass.org.
HARVEST FESTIVAL HAPPENINGS – Metro Parks is holding a series of events to celebrate fall, with Harvest Festivals taking place Oct. 12 at Portland Avenue Community Center (3513 Portland Ave.), Oct. 19 at Center at Norpoint (4818 Nassau Ave. N.E.) and Oct. 26 at People’s Community Center (1602 MLK Jr. Way). The festival will feature bounce houses, arts and crafts activities, movie nights, family-friendly games and more. Games and activities will take place from 5-7 p.m., and the movie will begin at 7 p.m. Info: www.metroparkstacoma.org. ‘SCAPES’ ART – Venetian artists Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana have joined forces to create “Scapes,” a dynamic and entirely new body of work at Museum of Glass. The exhibition comprises four rooms based on the Hindu belief that the universe is divided into separate spheres of existence: Earth, Space, Sun, and Moon and Constellations. The de Santillanas have interpreted elements of the Hindu cosmology in glass, creating spaces in which forms and colors correspond to physical phenomena, or the visible universe, and evoke an atmosphere of cosmic vibration. Each installation is composed of a limited, but strikingly vibrant, color palette. The exhibit runs until January. NORTHWEST ART ART – “Best of the Northwest: Selected Paintings from the Collec-
GLASS ART MASTER ART – Museum of Glass is showcasing items created by a glass art master over the past 10 years in “Maestro: Recent Works by Lino Tagliapietra.” The Italian artist has invented numerous techniques and designs that are technically flawless and visually breathtaking, yet filled with complexity and difficulty. He is recognized around the world as the maestro of contemporary glass. The exhibition shows his evolution to larger works, bolder colors and patterns over his nearly 50 years as an artist. It runs through Jan. 6, 2013. ‘HOPE IN HARD TIMES’ ART – Washington State History Museum’s “Hope in Hard Times” exhibit showcases the 1929 Wall Street collapse as it plunged Americans into a period of great uncertainty as unemployment skyrocketed, banks failed and housing foreclosures hit record highs. President Herbert Hoover put it succinctly: “About the time we think we can
make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.” “Hope in Hard Times” shares how ordinary people worked for change in their communities, pulling together to find ways to deal with the crisis. A billy club used during the 1934 “Battle of Smith Cove,” Works Progress Administration artifacts and everyday items are among some of the objects showcased in this exhibition. The paintings and sketches of Ronald Debs Ginther, also featured in the exhibition, comprise one of the more complete visual records of the Great Depression. The exhibit runs through Nov. 4. Info: www.washingtonhistory.org. HOT HULA FITNESS ETC – Every Monday through Wednesday, Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts hot hula fitness classes from 7-8 p.m. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific islands, hot hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance moves set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout. Hot hula fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout that isolates your larger muscle groups, quads and arms, providing a total body workout in 60 minutes. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy hot hula fitness. Admission: $6 (discount with APCC membership). APCC is located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. DRUM CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. You do not need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 2723211 or visit www.tedbrownmusic. com. SUPPORT GROUP ETC – Suffering from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue? Attend this support
THE VALLEY CHORALE ETC – The Valley Chorale, a soprano-alto-tenor-bass singing group, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Aylen Junior High School, located at 101 15th St. S.W. in Puyallup. If you like singing, contact Joy Heidal at (253) 848-1134 or Dixie Byrne at (253) 677-5291 for more information and a personal invitation to join the group. MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT ETC – Caring for someone with memory loss? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with dementia. A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be held the second Monday of each month from 6:308:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7410 S. 12th St. Contact group facilitator Chuck Benefiel at (253) 584-3267. UKULELE CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit www.tedbrownmusic.com.
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TO: Candace Baldeagle In the Welfare of: Y., E. DOB: 09/19/2011 Case Number: PUY-CW-09/12-030
DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE
YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a Review Hearing in the Childrenâ€™s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404.
Description of proposal: The proposal is to annex the City of Milton into the East Pierce Fire and Rescue District. East Pierce Fire and Rescue currently provide fire and EMS services to the City on a contract basis.
You are summoned to appear for a Review Hearing on December 6, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
Proponent: City of Milton City Council, 1000 Laurel St, Milton WA 98354
If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585.
Location of proposal, including street address, if any: The proposal will apply City-wide
NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.720, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS.
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TO: Joshua Youell In the Welfare of: Y., E. DOB: 09/19/2011 Case Number: PUY-CW-09/12-030 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a Review Hearing in the Childrenâ€™s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for a Review Hearing on December 6, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.720, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. TO: Courtney Simchen Bullplume In the Welfare of: B. JR., D. DOB: 08/12/2001 Case Number: PUY-CW-04/12-015 In the Welfare of: B., P. DOB: 09/05/2002 Case Number: PUY-CW-04/12-016 In the Welfare of: B., D DOB: 05/14/2004 Case Number: PUY-CW-04/12-017 In the Welfare of: B., J. DOB: 08/23/2005 Case Number: PUY-CW-04/12-018 In the Welfare of: B., S. DOB: 06/15/2006 Case Number: PUY-CW-04/12-019 In the Welfare of: B., L. DOB: 12/27/2010 Case Number: PUY-CW-04/12-020 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a Show Cause Hearing in the Childrenâ€™s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for a Continued Show Cause Hearing on November 26, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.720, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS. TO: Marjorie Marie Loween (AKA Marjorie Smock) FOR THE MATTER OF: GEBHARDT, Sharon and LAHR, Rebecca vs. LOWEEN (SMOCK), Marjorie Marie CASE NUMBER: PUY-PO-09/12-036 DV The Petitioner has filed a Civil Petition against the Respondent in this Court. Both the Petitioner and Respondent have the right to legal representation in this case. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. The Respondent must respond to this Civil Petition within twenty (20) days after being served. The Respondent must respond by serving a copy of a written answer on the Petitioner and by filing this written answer with this Court along with an affidavit of service. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear in the Puyallup Tribal Court on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, in the matter of which is located at 1638 East 29th Street, Tacoma, Washington, and you are to stay until this Court may hear this matter. YOU ARE SUMMONED to appear on December 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER RECEIVING NOTICE MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT.
The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. This DNS is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from the date below. Comments must be submitted by 10/18/12 Responsible official: David Osaki Position/title: Contract Community Development Director. Phone 253-517-2715 Address: 1000 Laurel St., Milton, WA 98354 You may appeal this determination to: Chris Larson at Milton City Hall, 1000 Laurel St., Milton, WA 98354 no later than 11/1/12 by written statement
VOLUNTEERS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Come be a part of Gig Harborâ€™s 13th Annual Haunted House! We are now recruiting volunteers to help set up and work our Annual Haunted House! Needed are Teens & Adults who can build scenes,decorate, paint,sell tickets,work security,work the parking lot,put up posters,be an actor and special f/x. If you are interested in being a part of our Haunt, please call WKHRIĂ€FHDQGVLJQXS:H are looking for approx. 60 volunteers of all ages who enjoy Haunted Houses. No experience necessary. Kids 12 & under need to have a parent work the event with them. Come be a part of our Haunt & scare our guests in a safe environment! Contact: vrichards@ paradisetheatre.org or 253-851-PLAY (7529) Like us on FACEBOOK! Portland Ave Community Center needs volunteer to drive 15 passenger van and assist with trips on Fridays starting ASAP. Call Bonnie @ 253-591-5391 253-404-3939 Help a Child Improve Reading One-on-one support makes a huge difference in an elementary studentâ€™s ability to overcome reading challenges. As a Read2Me Tutor, you can be that person who makes a difference. The Read2Me program at Tacoma Community House is looking for committed volunteer tutors for grades 1-3. Starting in October, we will have sessions at Roosevelt and McCarver Elementary Schools. Call Karen Thomas at (253) 3833951 or email kthomas@ tacomacommunityhouse. org for more information. Literacy Tutor Tacoma Community House is looking for volunteers to help adults improve their reading, writing, and basic math skills. Training is provided. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact Karen Thomas at (253) 383-3951 or at kthomas@
tacomacommunityhouse.org. We need a Spanish speaking volunteer Tuesday & Thursdayâ€™s 10:30-11:30 AM. Volunteer to help translate for our Latino senior population. Call Portland Ave Community Center 253-591-5391 Ask for Bonnie. Leave a message if she isnâ€™t in she will call you back. Volunteer needed to teach beginning basic computers skills for seniors. One day a week for 1 hour class 7XHVGD\ RU 7KXUVGD\ Ă H[LEOH IRU class any time between 10-2 pm. Class will start in mid-September. Volunteers will need to pass background check. Please call Portland Ave Community Center@ 253-591-5391. Ask for Bonnie or leave a message and she will call you back.
Volunteer needed to get seniors up and walking. We need an avid walker that will get seniors walking for a healthier lifestyle. Tuesday or Thursday 10-11. Volunteers will need to pass background check. Please call Portland Ave Community Center @ 253-5915391. Ask for Bonnie or leave a message and she will call you back. Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies, D QRQSURĂ€W RIIHUV HTXLQH assisted services to differentlyabled individuals. Currently the program offers several volunteer opportunities. Our primary need at present is for program volunteers who work with our horses and support our riders in therapeutic and adaptive lessons. Other volunteer opportunities include: grounds maintenance and administrative/clerical work. Must be at least 14 years old to participate. Horse experience helpful, but not necessary. Training provided. For more information contact: Jacki Berreth at 253-961-7277 or volunteer@changingrein. org. The Tacoma Maritime Institute meets every 4th Monday at the Midland Community Center 1614 99th Street East Tacoma WA Potluck at 6:00, all are welcome. Meeting Starts at 7:00
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you enjoy helping toddlers learn, you can help us! Seeking retired or experienced volunteers to assist in expanding our capacity and provide quality learning for busy little people. (No diaper changing!) Background check required. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy 253-571-1887
Meals on Wheels at Federal Way Senior Center seeks morning volunteers: One Cocoordinator, Friday and Monday; two Callers, Monday; three Packers, Wednesday; two Drivers, Thursday. To learn more, call 206-727-6250. Be a Big Brother! Becoming a Big is a fun and easy way to volunteer in your community and make a BIG difference in the life of a child. There are several program options WR Ă€W \RXU VFKHGXOH DQG interests, such as meeting your Little at school, going on an outing or attending an agency-planned activity. For more information, visit www.bbbsps.org or call 253.396.9630. INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT â€œMEMORY COMMUNITYâ€? What It Is: We are Memory &RPPXQLW\ D QRQSURĂ€W corporation). The Memory Community Project is a creative service to seniors. Our Goals & Objectives: To create an accessible resource that: â€˘ helps our senior citizens tell their stories â€˘ connects the young and the old â€˘ increases our understanding of those before us who help us be who we are â€˘ honors the generations before us and show our appreciation by preserving their memories â€˘ All seniors are welcome WRYROXQWHHUIRUĂ€OPLQJWKHLU story! â€˘ At most two days of work during daytime â€“ Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release Form signing 'D\ Ă€OPLQJ LGHDOO\ wrapped within half a day What weâ€™d like you to talk DERXW LQ WKH Ă€OP 8VH minutes or so to tell the most memorable story from your life, the lessons that were learned, and the wise words you want to pass along to your children/grandchildren. Compensation: a DVD in which you are the leading character, and a free upload to our website http://memorycommunity. org/ Contact: send your emails to deyung@ memorycommunity.org Or call Deyung at 253858-2445 for scheduling D PHHWLQJ 7KH Ă€OPLQJ is free, but donations are appreciated to help the project continue.*
Donate time and receive free groceries. Volunteers needed with skills in management, organization, clerical, food handling, warehousing, maintenance etc. and receive free groceries IURP D 1RQ3URĂ€W )RRG Distribution Program. Older teens are welcomed to volunteer and gain valuable work experience. Contact Ms. Lee at (253) 677-7740 for further information. Knitters and Crocheters &RPH-RLQ8V/RYLQJ+HDUWV is a group of volunteers
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Donate Your Car, RV or Boat. Tax Reduction. All Proceeds Go to Locale Food Bank. )UHH3LFN8S&DOO7HG 475-5774 The Backpack Program of the St. Leo Food Connection is looking for a volunteer to pick up backpacks full of food for the weekend for students at McKinley Elementary and Sheridan Elementary from the Food Connection and deliver them to both schools the 2nd and 4th Thursday or Friday of each month for the duration of the school year. Volunteers must have their own vehicle and be able to commit to volunteering for the rest of the school year. This is a low time commitment way to make a big difference to kids! If interested, please contact Britani Hollis: jv@ foodconnection.org Hospice is seeking compassionate, caring individuals to volunteer up to 4 hrs. per week with terminally ill patients. Comprehensive training and education provided. We support your service goals and your spirit to give. Training Jan. 2010 call today! 253.301.6464 Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care-Life giving and Life changing If you have a few hours per week to sew, hold hands, listen to life stories, make phone calls, play cards or work puzzles, we have a need for your compassionate presence. Support patients/families in the home, nursing home, or Hospice House. Daytime volunteers especially needed.Comprehensive training and on-going support are provided. Call 253-534-7050 or log onto www.fhshealth.org to learn more
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Brighten the day of a senior with Alzheimerâ€™s! Volunteer an hour or two visiting with a resident at Hearthside Manor in 8QLYHUVLW\ 3ODFH 3OHDVH contact Tashia Cress at 253460-3330. EDGEWOOD COMMUNITY FOOD BANK Seeking volunteers to staff Thursdays from 3:30pm - 6:30pm and/or Saturdays from 11am-2pm . Those interested contact Community Coordinator, Kate Wright at 253-826-4654 Address: 3505 122nd Ave E Edgewood Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to help with special mailings. Call Janice Hutchins at 6272175.
â€œEstherâ€? Domestic Shorthair tabby, one year old. #465006. If you adopt our Featured Pet, youâ€™ll be getting two cats in one! Esther can be calm and quiet, but most of the time sheâ€™s a bundle of wild, energetic fun. Sheâ€™s only a year old, and needs a house where she can dash about and entertain an audience or sit and gaze out the window. If you want to add some sparkle to your life, come visit Esther â€“ look past her shredded cage card and upturned bed and give her a chance to show her contemplative side. Her number is 465006, and you can name your own adoption fee.
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