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HORROR ON HILLTOP In a zombie Zagat guide, Hell’s Gateway Haunted House would rate five stars By Kathleen Merryman Kip Clinton is tickled to death to be in the piano and antiques business just up the hill from the gates of hell. The killer clown, mad butcher, werewolf and disturbing children are some of the best neighbors she has had in decades. That is not to dismiss the ladies who bake Bite Me cookies on the first floor of the building that houses Hell’s Gateway Haunted House. By day, they make the Hilltop neighborhood smell better than it ever has. But by night, it is the electric chair that is generating the buzz. It is the staged mayhem that is building a gritster destination over bloody ground. In the 1990s, it was a gangster destination. Drive-by victims died by the light of the red neon piano, the landmark on the roof of Clinton’s Music House. U.S. Army Rangers shot it out with gangsters a few blocks away on South ‘M’ and 25th streets. Then the city of Tacoma bought two blocks of houses and apartments to build police headquarters across the alley from Clinton’s. It was a nightmare. City officials switched the TPD HQ’s location to the old Costco store on Pine Street near South 38th Street. They left their vacant houses for the crooks and hookers to whisk into a maelstrom of crime. Citizens pressured the city to obey its own codes, and failed and failed. Squatters’ fires burned the buildings an indoor campfire at a time, upping the danger to firefighters with every call. Dealers set up outdoor parlors with junked sofas and chairs. It was hell, with the occasional inferno. Clinton’s allies won in the end, and the city razed the zombie buildings. The scrubby hillside, while unlovely, offers no cover, and the neighbors have cops’ contact numbers on speed dial. Then crime spiked again when a shady outfit rented the top floor of the metal building at 2302 Fawcett Ave. They held illegal after-hours parties until one of their guests shot another, who died in the alley behind Clinton’s warehouse. That real blood, that real horror, was the

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27TH DISTRICT CANDIDATES SPAR OVER CAMPAIGN SPENDING By Steve Dunkelberger & John Larson news@tacomaweekly.com

HELL’S GATEWAY HAUNTED HOUSE PHOTOS BY CEDRIC LEGGIN

FRIGHT FEST. Hell’s

Gateway is a maze of spectacular misery, a techno-rich home for all the gory details that screamologists Ian and Sandy Johnsons once displayed at their home in Federal Way.

WHEN:

Oct. 28 7-10 p.m. Oct. 26, 27 and Nov. 3 7 p.m. to midnight

WHERE:

2302 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, 98402

HOW MUCH:

$15 general admission, $30 VIP express pass, $40 with photo

INFO:

www.hellsgateway.com

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The 2013 budget proposed by Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, now facing council discussion, calls for a collection of cuts that total about $1.6 million next year from its $275 million General MCCARTHY Fund. Those cuts are largely seen as rounding errors when compared to Tacoma’s $63 million in reductions from its $396 million biennial General Fund of its $2.77 billion in spending across all accounts. MURI “Things are tight, but they are manageably tight,” said Councilmember Dick Muri, who is the chair of the council’s Audit Committee. “Everyone is going to have to take a little bit of a hit. It doesn’t even compare to Tacoma.” McCarthy’s total 2013 budget plan, $884 million over all county accounts, is $44 million more than the 2012 budget. But those dollars are largely dedicated funds such as roads and construction projects. The General Fund portion keeps the county’s current spending on public X See BUDGET / page A2

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Pothole Pig ...............A2 City Briefs ................A3

Tacoma trial lawyer turned 27th Legislative District Senatorial candidate Jack Connelly has become the million-dollar man in his effort to unseat six-term state Rep. Jeannie Darneille, who is seeking to shift from the CONNELLY House of Representatives to the Senate. Both candidates are Democrats and moved on to the general election under the state’s “top two” primary system. Connelly has spent more than $1 million DARNEILLE on his campaign, which is largely self-financed, making it the most expensive legislative race in state history. Only about a quarter of the Connelly campaign is being financed through donations, with the rest coming from his own pocket. While critics claim he is “buying the election” by spending his own money, he defends not only the practice but the amount. “I don’t think that is what I am doing, and I don’t think that’s possible,” he said, noting that voters are smarter than simply being able to be “bought” with campaign ads. “We went into this knowing that we were going to have to spend a lot of money. Also, I don’t want to be beholden to special interests. That was very important to me. I believe that happens, and I don’t have to because I self financed.” Although Darneille isn’t technically an incumbent in the position since this is her first Senate race, she has served the district of North Tacoma for 12 years as a representative, so the ballpark of six times is largely valid. X See SPENDING / page A6

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POTHOLE OF THE WEEK

76th and Wilkeson Street Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the city knows it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the council’s “pothole initiative,� and in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacoma’s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of 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 – or return – each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the city’s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Town’s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to 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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Pierce-Arrow was among the last of the luxury car marquee’s to switch to a larger engine. The company had a standard, six-cylinder engine when most of the other top-of-the-line makers were using 12 cylinders. But that ended for Pierce Arrow in 1927. The next year, the automaker introduced its Series 80 cars. It sold well, at about 5,000 cars, but it was not enough to bring up the bottom line, so a deal with Studebaker took form. A new engine came to life. It featured an L-head design that was much lighter than the big T-head six it was replacing and rated at 12 brake horsepower and had 25 more power, from 12 percent less displacement than the outgoing engine. The new model, dubbed the Model 133 for its wheelbase, started at $2,775, far less than the Model 36 – the cheapest model in 1928 – which sold for $5,800. The new engine served the company well, with 8,000 cars sold.

 

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Metro Parks could boost revenue from sponsorships with a more comprehensive strategy and by reaching out to Seattle-area businesses to add to its mix of Pierce County sponsors. That is among the advice of IEG, a Chicago-based consulting firm hired to assist Metro Parks with its sponsorship efforts. The firm was asked to do a comprehensive analysis of the park district’s assets so Metro Parks staff would better understand the breadth and depth of facilities, programming and events. The firm identified the most valuable assets, determined fees for different sponsorship packages and provided revenue projections. Metro Parks Commission recently heard a presentation from Jennifer Wolbrecht of the district’s staff. She said IEG employees spent two days visiting sites within the park district and speaking with current sponsors. Their visit identified strengths. The consultants found Metro Parks

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Then the Great Depression arrived. Luxury cars took a hit. The company played the bankruptcy card and found itself with new owners as the economy began to improve. A large, 462-cubic-inch, 175 horsepower engine rolled off the line in 1933. The Pierce-Arrow 12 Con-

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safety, which represents almost 80 percent of the General Fund with spending at the Sheriff ’s Department, Correctional Operations, judicial services, emergency management and county attorneys. But nearly 20 percent of that Sheriff ’s Department spending is covered through grants and inter-agency contracts, not from the general fund itself. “Given the slow pace of the economic recovery, we expect that revenues will

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to have a good reputation and it is highly appreciated by residents. The zoo has a high attendance relative to the population of the Tacoma area. Metro Parks is more data driven than most agencies. And it provides an audience that sponsors want to reach, with many families, cultural diversity and a range of age groups. They also pointed out challenges. These include a decrease in tax revenue, a lack of a comprehensive understanding of everything Metro Parks does, sponsorships treated more like transactions than building long-term relationships and a tendency toward selling one-off sponsorships for individual programs, events or attractions. IEG wants Metro Parks to focus on the marketing and business objectives of current and potential sponsors. A sponsorship strategy should provide structure while leaving room for customization. It should also protect the integrity of the Metro Parks’ brand and align partners with its vision. The consultants predict that sponsorship revenue could increase each

continue to be limited in 2013,� McCarthy wrote in her budget summary. “That means our General Fund must continue to live within its means just like the families and businesses we serve.� Some 33 full-time equivalent positions are set to be cut around the workforce that draws salaries from the General Fund. About half of those are expected to come from unfilled vacancies or retirements. Negotiations are underway with the county’s 23 labor units regarding salaries and benefits that may further change that number. While there may be lay-

year, accounting for $870,000 in 2015, $1.2 million in 2016 and $1.53 million in 2017. Current and potential sponsors should be placed in different categories based on their level of support. At the top are mission partners, with four to six. These are organizations who strongly support Metro Parks’ mission while also feeling they can boost sales through their association. The next level is community partners, with six to eight. They would not be involved in sponsorships on a year-round basis. Attraction partners would be six to eight organizations. They would sponsor some aspect of a major attraction, such as the zoo or Northwest Trek. Last are event sponsors, with no limit placed on the number. Wolbrecht told commissioners that staff has established a committee to implement the recommendations. There will be employees designated to be liaisons with the various foundations that partner with Metro Parks to work on future sponsorship deals.

offs, the county operates largely at the departmental level, she said. Each department is allocated a budget and tasked with making the numbers work, so staff reductions could be avoided by finding savings in other areas of the department’s spending. Since 2008, the county government has cut 14 percent of its workforce and approximately $90 million in total spending per year. Cumulatively speaking, the latest round of cuts will mean a total reduction of some 514 positions since 2008. But about half of those were caused with the shift in Regional Support

Services that are now handled by the state. “We are not relying on grants or bailouts or wishes for better times. This is a stable and sustainable budget,� McCarthy said. “It relies on realistic revenue assumptions, builds on our goal of enhancing customer service, and continues investments in key areas that help our economy and communities grow and prosper.� Planning and Land Services Department, for example, has seen a 10 percent increase in permits issued despite a 25 percent decrease in walk-ins to the Development Center and losing more than half its staff in the past three years. The department has shrunk from 187 positions to 87 currently. The workforce gap has been filled with a rise of permits being filed online instead of in person. “We took the car apart; we took the department apart to see how it worked and then we reconstituted it and made it better,� McCarthy said. “Is it perfect? No, just we are certainly on the right track.� Final approval of a 2013 budget is expected to face a vote on either Nov. 6 or Nov. 13.

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After a standoff of about six hours, a man was arrested at La Quinta Inn on Oct.  &IFE OFFICERS WENT TO THE HOTEL LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF %AST TH 3TREET AND Portland Avenue, in the afternoon to serve a warrant on the man issued by the state Department of Corrections for failing to check in with his community custody officer. They had gotten a tip he was at the hotel. They heard what sounded like a shotgun being chambered and the man made threats against the officers. Tacoma Police Department sent an explosive team and a SWAT team to assist. Negotiators began a conversation with the suspect. A robot was used to the open the door and the man surrendered. No weapons were found in the room. A woman in the room was detained for questioning.

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A drunken merchant marine sailor was ARRESTED ON /CT  FOR ALLEGEDLY STRIKing a Tacoma police officer. Police were CALLED TO THE  BLOCK OF -ARINE 6IEW Drive due to two men arguing. The sailor bumped the officer and became combative. The officer used a Taser to subdue him. The man smashed his head into the pavement several times after being handcuffed. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of cuts on his head.

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A Tacoma man decided to surrender to police rather than be Tasered. The incident HAPPENED ON /CT  JUST SOUTH OF THE CITY limits. The suspect, Ryan Young, refused to pull over for sheriff’s deputies. He ran several red lights before losing control of his vehicle just south of the city limits at THE INTERSECTION OF 3OUTH TH AND 3TEELE streets. He tried to flee on foot but stopped when he heard a Taser gun being deployed. A bag with 4.6 grams of marijuana was found on him. He pleaded not guilty to attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, driving on a suspended license, obstructing a public servant and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He had an active escape warrant from the state Department of Corrections. He was ORDERED HELD IN LIEU OF   BAIL

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Visitors to Point Defiance Park on Oct. 27 should be aware that the Pearl Street entrance to the park will close at 4 p.m. Two events will take place at the park that evening. The Black Cat Fun Run begins at 6 p.m. near the main entrance of the park and Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen, a Halloween storytelling event, takes place at 7 p.m. at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Parking will be available in the Fun Land parking lot for runners and walkers participating in the Black Cat Fun Run. Fun Land is located east of the Ferry road, near the Pearl Street entrance. Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen participants can enter the park from Mildred Street and follow signs to the parking area near Fort Nisqually. The Black Cat Fun Run will share a halfmile stretch of Five Mile Drive with vehicles driving to Fort Nisqually. Traffic, which is not expected to be heavy due to the staggered start times of the events, will be controlled at all times by staff, orange traffic cones and extra lighting to ensure pedestrian safety. Detailed maps are available at www. MetroParksTacoma.org/Alert.

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Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) Finance Department won three high honors recently for its diligent financial reporting and responsible accounting for how the district spends taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; funds. The districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to high standards earned: s 4HE TH ANNUAL !CHIEVEMENT OF %XCELLENCE IN 0ROCUREMENT !%0 !WARD FOR  This district is the only agency in Washington, AND ONE OF ONLY  SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE 5NITED 3TATES TO RECEIVE THIS !%0 AWARD n WHICH IT HAS RECEIVED FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS 4HE !%0 Award recognizes organizational excellence in procurement through innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes of the procurement function. s 4HE 'OVERNMENT &INANCE /FFICERS !SSOCIATION OF THE 5NITED 3TATES AND #ANADA '&/! #ERTIFICATE OF !CHIEVEMENT FOR %XCELLENCE IN Financial Reporting for the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED !UG   4HE '&/! presents the Certificate of Achievement for %XCELLENCE IN &INANCIAL 2EPORTING WHICH IS THE highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. Its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. s &OR THE TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR THE !SSOCIAtion of School Business Officials International (ASBO) honored the district with a Certificate OF %XCELLENCE IN &INANCIAL 2EPORTING FOR THE #!&2 n THIS TIME FOR THE FISCAL YEAR THAT ENDED !UG   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just come through three years of

difficult financial pressures from the economic recession that forced us to streamline operations and reduce services across the district,â&#x20AC;? said Chief Financial Officer Ron Hack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To still be able to maintain a high level of academic service to students in the classroom and not lay off teachers, truly reflects the dedication and the expertise of the financial staff throughout the organization to doing exemplary work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rewarding when outside agencies recognize our districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longstanding commitment to transparency and effectively managing taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; funds for the academic success of our students,â&#x20AC;? he said. In August, Tacoma School Board adopted a balanced budget that involved an unprecedented public outreach around the budget process. Citizens had a chance to use an online â&#x20AC;&#x153;budget calculatorâ&#x20AC;? to add or cut educational services most important to them and balance the district budget. At a series of public meetings, citizens used electronic voting devices TO PRIORITIZE DISTRICT SERVICES -ORE THAN   people participated in this public outreach and experienced what the Finance Department goes through to balance the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s multi-million dollar budget each year. This week Tacoma Public Schools took advantage of historically low interest rates and completed the refinancing of old bonds sold IN  AND  TO FUND SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS APPROVED BY VOTERS IN A  BOND package. The refinancing dropped the interest rate FROM  PERCENT TO  PERCENT AND WILL SAVE TAXPAYERS MORE THAN  MILLION In preparation for bond refinancing, Moodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Investors Service and Standard and Poors Ratings Service reviewed the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial condition and affirmed ratings of Aa2 and AA- respectively. The rating services noted the district strengths as strong management practices, moderate debt burden and historically strong voter support for maintenance and operations levies.

Following the complaint, the WSLCB contacted the Pierce County Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $EPARTMENT /N /CT  THE DEPARTMENT conducted an undercover buy at The Hashford Compassion Club. The minor confidential informant purchased three bottles of beer. %VIDENCE FROM THE SEIZURE WILL BE turned over to the Pierce County Prosecutorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office.

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With the fall and winter flood season nearing, Pierce County residents should prepare now to keep their family and property safe. h%VERYONE SHOULD HAVE A FAMILY PLAN in place and an emergency kit on hand in case of extreme weather conditions,â&#x20AC;? said 0IERCE #OUNTY %XECUTIVE 0AT -C#ARTHY â&#x20AC;&#x153;Other steps to help you get ready for flood season include purchasing flood insurance, keeping storm drains near your home and business clear of debris and storing valuables and household chemicals above flood levels.â&#x20AC;? To create a family plan, residents should identify a safe route from their home, school and workplace to high ground, set a meeting place for family members in case of separation and designate an out-of-state contact to call if local lines are busy or down. An emergency kit should include at least a seven-day supply of food and water, first aid supplies, extra clothing and blankets, prescription medicine and hygiene and sanitation supplies. Additional information can be found at www.piercecountywa.org/prepare.

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In a cooperative operation with the Pierce County Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) served a SEARCH WARRANT /CT  AT 4HE (ASHFORD #OMPASSION #LUB LOCATED AT  0ACIFIC !VE 3 in Tacoma, for alleged sales of alcohol without a license and sales of alcohol to a minor. The Hashford Compassion Club is a medicinal marijuana outlet and does not have a liquor license. The WSLCB seized an indeterminate number of cases of beer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a public safety concern,â&#x20AC;? said Chief OF 73,#" %NFORCEMENT AND %DUCATION *USTIN Nordhorn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selling alcohol to minors without a license is the equivalent of selling alcohol out of the trunk of a car.â&#x20AC;? The WSLCB acted on a complaint that a minor was sold alcohol. The beer was in a re-purposed Corona Light bottle with a label that read â&#x20AC;&#x153;Northern Light,â&#x20AC;? and advertised as h#ANNABIS %NRICHED (ONEY "EERv 7HILE THE beer is apparently enriched with marijuana, the WSLCB is acting on the liquor sales violation only.

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Grabbing a beer at the Swiss Pub is generally a pretty casual affair, but visitors on Oct. 22 got a little more than they bargained for during United Wayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pints for Pierce County celebrity bartending event. In bringing its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live Unitedâ&#x20AC;? motto to life, the organization brought together high profile local celebs from the City of Tacoma, Pierce County government, Tacoma Public Utilities and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Celebrity bartenders included Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist; Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson; Mayor Marilyn Strickland; City Councilmembers Ryan Mello and Victoria Woodards; Tom Pierson, president and CEO of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce along with staff member Savannah Kimball; Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Director Dr. Anthony Chen, Deputy Director Nancy Sutton and Technology Manager Brian Moore; and Tacoma Public Utilities Division Manager Tony Lindgren. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This fundraiser is to highlight the spirit of col-

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*/,,9: Local celebrities such as Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist took time out of their busy schedules on Oct. 22 to pour some pints at the Swiss during a fundraiser for the United Way.

laboration between these organizations,â&#x20AC;? said Sean Armentrout, United Wayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice president of community education and resource development. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To have individuals with such busy schedules here to support the United Way means a lot to us, because we know that when we rally as a community there Advertisement

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is nothing we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do.â&#x20AC;? Cash tips and donations from the night benefit the United Wayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Solutions Fund, which supports 117 local nonprofits that strengthen the safety net of programs that help those who need it most. Chen took time out of his schedule to support these efforts because he calls the United Way a fitting partner for Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for us to support United Way because they support the community,â&#x20AC;? he said. Drawing from his own personal experience working with the United Way, Lindgren knows firsthand the hard work performed by the organization after participating in its Loaned Executive program. For

three months, Lindgren worked at the United Way as a volunteer while maintaining employment at Tacoma Public Utilities and was able to experience the inner workings of the organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During that time, I realized how much effort the staff puts into this work,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really goes a long way in the community.â&#x20AC;? Some celebrity bartenders were not only happy to support the United Way, but were also happy to participate forâ&#x20AC;Śother reasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderful to support the United Way, of course,â&#x20AC;? Lindquist said before his sense of humor led him to finish his thought. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But also, I wanted to gain some bartending experience because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always good to have a backup plan.â&#x20AC;?

Potholes are about to get a marketing makeover, because they certainly are not going away, and they are actually going to have new neighbors as the city enacts cuts in Public Works Department. Every department in the city was directed by City Manager T.C. Broadnax to submit biennial budgets that included 15 percent cuts as a way to establish a baseline to begin to manage the $63 million projected budget shortfall expected to slam the city in the next two years. That shortfall is the amount of money the city would overspend if it kept services and staffing at its current level because of higher health care costs and expenses as well as lower tax revenues. But numbers are hard to conceptualize. The budget â&#x20AC;&#x153;rubberâ&#x20AC;? will hit the â&#x20AC;&#x153;roadâ&#x20AC;? for most residents when it comes to the streets in front of their houses or apartments that have potholes and dips that go unrepaired. The decaying streets around Tacoma are well known to drivers, and they might just become legendary. City estimates figure Tacoma streets need $800 million in repairs. Crews have spent close to $4 million a year in recent years to chip away at that roster of sunken roads and cracked concrete. That is going to change. But the â&#x20AC;&#x153;good newsâ&#x20AC;? is that the rising costs for roadwork will not change much with yet another two years of neglect. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In all likelihood it will get worse, but it has taken a long time to get this bad,â&#x20AC;? Public Works Director Dick McKinley said. He will see his Streets crew shrink from 161 to 93.6 people. The city had been chip sealing about 125 blocks of street, but will do just 80 blocks under the budget proposal. The 67,000 potholes repaired in the last year will drop to about 3,000 as the city shifts strategies.

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A plea to the Pothole Pig By Anonymous I am not sure how to start this because I have so many mixed emotions. I am proud, yet ashamed; I want to do more, but I do not have the time nor am I provided the resources. You can call me the shovelâ&#x20AC;Ś because I am the one that can fill in the holes. I chase the Pothole Pig. I hate him because he draws me away from bigger projects, but I love him because he gets people involved and focused on the big picture. Now, I turn to the Pothole Pig and ask him, as a friend, Tacoman to Tacoman, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will you help me, please?â&#x20AC;? Help me, help you. People listen to you, Pothole Pig;

you are a big shot in this town. So, I am coming to you with the hope that you can bring us all together in order to persuade the powers that be to not cut the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Street Operations Division in half. Oh, you had not heard that we are cutting funding to something that you obviously care so much about? Well, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it is hard to see these cuts through the smoke, and the mirrors kind of distract us, too. So, allow me to clear the fog a bit, if I may. If the council adopts the city managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed budget, then about half of the people who follow you around, making our roadways more drivable, will be laid off. I know,

you had not heard that. It is all right, I missed it, too; or maybe nobody told usâ&#x20AC;ŚI am not sure which. Either way, I am not going to be there for you anymore. I am sorry, but I just do not have enough influence. That is right, the good times we had fixing potholes on South â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Street and South Fawcett Street will not be able to happen anymore, but I am sure the city manager and the council have a plan, right? They must; they would not cut funding to something so important to the citizens and businesses that call Tacoma home without a plan, would they? Maybe we should ask them. The writer is a Tacoma resident who has asked to remain anonymous.

Proposition 1 would burden the poor and harm local economy By Erik Bjornson Tacomans have been extremely generous in the last few years, paying an ever-increasing sales tax rate for new, or increased, government services. For the first time in our cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales tax rate has recently matched the stratospheric tax rate of Seattle itself, of 9.5 percent. Yet in November, with Proposition 1, Pierce Transit will ask Tacoma-area residents to pay a record combined sales tax rate of 9.8 percent, an increase of .3 percent. If Proposition 1 passes, Tacomans would be forced to pay the highest sales tax rate of any of the 200-plus cities in Washington for the first time in Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. Rather than proposing an increase with a sunset provision, Pierce Transit is seeking a permanent increase, even if and when the economy improves. Collecting revenue through high sales taxes is widely considered unjust as it places the tax burden disproportionately on lower income individuals. A study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; affiliated with the liberal-leaning Citizens for Tax Justice â&#x20AC;&#x201C; found that the lower 20 percent of Washingtonian earners pay 17.5 percent of their income in taxes each year, while the wealthiest 1 percent pay a mere 3.3 percent. A 2010 Stranger article concluded that

Washington has the most regressive tax system in the country. Thus, if Tacoma adopts a 9.8 sales tax rate, our city will arguably become the most regressive and unfairly taxed city in the United States. Attempting to force Tacoma merchants to impose the highest sales tax rate in Washington could also have extremely harmful effects on Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy, on ability of small businesses to survive and exasperate the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget shortfall. A 2009 study by DePaul Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development found that communities near a border, where higher sales tax rates existed, suffered significant losses in retail that could be attributed partially to a shift in consumer buying because of varying sales tax rates. Given that Tacoma is surrounded by lower-taxed regions, consumers could easily avoid paying Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record sales tax by shifting their spending habits by just a few miles away from Tacoma, especially for higher-ticket items such as cars and appliances. Alarmingly, Proposition 1 is being proposed before any study or analysis has been conducted to analyze the potential harm to Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy from spiking the sales tax rate. Tacoma cannot simply ignore other cities; we must compete with

them. Should there be any significant shift in consumer spending out of Tacoma through imposing the highest tax rate in the state, the city of Tacoma could experience an even larger future budget shortfall requiring an even larger layoff of fire and police personnel than is currently anticipated. The city of Tacoma wisely recognized that the business and occupation tax was driving businesses outside of the city and lowered the rate for small businesses. It would be shortsighted to make the same mistake with the sales tax rate. Furthermore, Tacoma would shortly be known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;most highly taxed city in Washingtonâ&#x20AC;? should the record sales tax rate be imposed. Thus, consumers may likely be dissuaded from shopping and doing business in Tacoma for the reputation alone, in addition to the actual real effects. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past failure to take into consideration how it is perceived has been devastating for the city. Although well intentioned, Proposition 1 unfairly targets those it purports to help and threatens Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy and the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. Erik Bjornson is an attorney in downtown Tacoma and often writes on urban issues.

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, Initiative 1240 is a bad idea for Washington. It would siphon tax dollars from our current schools to create and support privately operated charter schools. Washington currently ranks 42nd nationally in per-pupil funding. Last January, the State Supreme Court issued the McCleary decision, ordering the Legislature to fulfill its paramount duty and begin taking measurable steps toward fully funding basic education. Adding new, unregulated schools to our financially struggling system is a risky idea we cannot afford. Promoters claim charter schools will help reform education. However, actual studies show charter results do not match the hype. The Credo study, a recent longitudinal look at the effectiveness of American charter schools done at Stanford University, revealed 37 percent of charter students actually did worse than those in the schools they left; 46 percent did about the same and only 17 percent did better. I-1240 lacks accountability. The initiative actually prohibits charter oversight by our elected school boards and local districts, even though charters would be supported by state and local taxes. Instead, it places charter school oversight entirely in the hands of the private companies who run them and a new commission to be appointed by politicians. It also provides no requirement for parent involvement. And while promoters promise charters would serve poor and disabled students, this is not guaranteed either. For these reasons, I urge readers to join me, the Parent Teacher Association, League of Women Voters, Tacoma Black Collective and many other organizations in opposing Initiative 1240. It is a bad idea for our kids. Diane Schmidtke Tacoma

Dear Editor, I have had the honor and pleasure of working with Mike Lonergan while we both served on the Tacoma City Council. I found Mike to be smart, hard working and honest. Unlike his opponent, Mike has no ties to Pierce County politics or to the employees who currently work in the Assessor/Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Mike will ask the tough questions. He has the ability to identify the problems and find the solutions. And Mike has the proven leadership skills to ensure the Assessor/Treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office is made accountable to the citizens of Pierce County. Spiro Manthou Tacoma Dear Editor, Washington state has lost two of its most dedicated and respected leaders. The passing of former Senators Sid Snyder and R. Lorraine Wojahn is a great blow to our state. In their time in the state Legislature, they were as hard working a pair of lawmakers as the people of Washington could have ever hoped for. Senator Wojahn was a tireless advocate for Pierce County, the City of Tacoma and the 27th Legislative District. Her work for the community set a high standard for all who have and will follow in her footsteps. I had great respect for Senator Snyder. His dedication to serving all the people of the state of Washington and his steady guidance for our caucus was truly inspiring. The memory of the great work done by these brilliant public servants will not soon be forgotten and while they may be gone, their legacy will serve as a model for all. State Senator Debbie Regala Tacoma

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize members of our staff who were winners in Washington Newspaper Publisher Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented during the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent annual convention in Yakima. The contest period was April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012. There were 2,229 entries this year. They were submitted in a range of categories for reporting, photography, websites and page and advertising design. Newspapers are divided into four categories, based on their circulation. We are in the highest of these, group IV, for papers with circulations of 12,751 and above. Judging was conducted by New York Press Association. Staff writer Steve Dunkelberger took first place for best business story for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Focus on Wal-Mart,â&#x20AC;? a piece that examined the controversy over plans for a Wal-Mart store on the Tacoma Elks property on Union Avenue. He took third place for best government reporting for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Road to city budget troubles proves winding,â&#x20AC;? which explored the city of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget deficit. Former staff writer Clare Jensen took third place in the category for health or medical story for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Economy hits hard for oral health care.â&#x20AC;? The article covered a familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience with skipping regular dental care due to economic factors. Managing Editor Matt Nagle took second place for best story on the arts for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Art of Hip Hop.â&#x20AC;? It was about Darren â&#x20AC;&#x153;Scooterâ&#x20AC;? Spencer and the young students who take his class at D.A.S.H. Center for the Performing Arts. Production Manager Tim Meikle took third place in the best front-page design, in a category that combined group III and IV. It was for the March 23, 2012 issue.

Four more years for McCarthy We feel confident supporting another four-year term for Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. The Tacoma Democrat has ably served her constituents during her first term. The Republicans offered no opponent for McCarthy. Her only challenger is Bruce Minker, a corrections officer in Pierce County Jail. He has not held an elective office. It is worth recalling that her campaign for this office in 2008 was a much different affair. It was an open seat with four candidates â&#x20AC;&#x201C; two Democrats, one Republican and one independent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the general election. That was when our county was trying out ranked choice voting, a system that had never been used here before. Overall, Republican Shawn Bunney, at the time a Pierce County Council member, was the first choice of thousands and thousands of more county residents than McCarthy. She prevailed after the process of tabulating second and third-place votes. Ranked choice voting has since been discarded. Given the experience of four years ago, we might have expected the GOP to run a strong candidate with name recognition across the county. But that is not the case. This could be interpreted as widespread support for McCarthy. She has overseen adequate and logical reductions in the size of county government. McCarthy has made core services a priority and has consolidated programs and found operational savings. She played a leading role in the establishment of South Sound 911, a new agency for emergency communications in the county that was approved by voters last fall. Her background â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including prior elected offices as a member of Tacoma School Board and Pierce County auditor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; give her a strong base of knowledge of a variety of topics. It has also helped her forge good working relationships with elected officials around the county. She has good ideas about improving the local economy, as seen with the recent aerospace summit she convened to boost opportunities for the more than 80 companies in this industry in Pierce County.

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This is the 3rd in a series of interviews with candidates on the ballot for the general election in November.

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Senator Debbie Regala is stepping down from her position in the 27th District. John R. (Jack) Connelly, an attorney with his own law firm, is running for the seat. The other candidate is State Representative Jeannie Darneille, who has represented this district since 2001. Both are Democrats.

Q) Why did you decide to run for this position? CONNELLY: I am running to serve. It is so important to remember that this election is not about Jack Connelly, it is about the people of this district, and it is about representation in the Legislature. We need change. Our legislative delegation must do a stronger job in Olympia. Historically this district had one of the strongest delegations. Its influence has dropped markedly over recent years, and it is no longer able to effectively work with both sides of the aisle for the common good. We need representation recognizing that education, and our schools, represent our future. Over the past 12 years we have not prioritized education and have allowed slippage to the bottom tier nationally. Dropout rates have soared and test scores have dropped. Our children deserve better. The Washington Supreme Court in McCleary correctly stated the Legislature’s paramount obligation under our Constitution is education. Additionally, we must create familywage jobs, to build Tacoma and to attract people to this area. Tacoma is an outstanding city with great, proactive, innovative people, many natural amenities and affordable family neighborhoods. Businesses should not be leaving Tacoma. We must pay attention to Tacoma’s small business community – including the businesses of minority and immigrant citizens. We must focus on building Tacoma and welcoming small businesses. We need to bring infrastructure (State Route 167) to the Port of Tacoma, which will allow it to bring business and jobs to Tacoma. Our port must remain nationally and internationally competitive. We must build infrastructure and jobs on Tacoma’s Hilltop, in East Tacoma, on Pacific Avenue and throughout the 27th District. Our legislative focus has to change to these areas. We can do this while maintaining a safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. DARNEILLE: I have a passion for making Tacoma a great place to live. It has been a joy to represent the 27th District over the last 12 years as one of your State Representatives because I have found that the values of this district overlap my personal values so closely. Whether it is making sure we are

securing a woman’s right to choose, assuring marriage equality, supporting vibrant pre-K to 12 and higher education opportunities, sustaining small business opportunities, maintaining our safety net, or keeping our neighborhoods safe, I have worked hard on all these issues and will continue to do so as your senator. Senator Debbie Regala’s retirement leaves big shoes to fill, but my expertise in health and human service issues and budget negotiations will fill an important niche in the Senate. I am proud to have Senator Regala’s endorsement and am committed to continuing to work for the betterment of the people, organizations, and businesses in Tacoma and Pierce County as a member of the Senate.

leges. As a volunteer, I have served throughout the community, including the Tacoma Human Rights Commission, City Club of Tacoma, Planned Parenthood, Band and Odyssey of the Mind booster clubs for Lowell, Mason, and Stadium, and Tacoma Sunrise Rotary.

Q) What have you done in your career outside of politics that makes you a good choice to serve in Washington State Senate?

CONNELLY: We need legislators who are leaders, who have experience working with others who disagree, who are not ideologues, not controlled by stronger legislators, not bound by special interests, and who are able to stand up for their constituents and their beliefs. We also must embrace diversity of thought, be willing to listen, and be willing to reach across the aisle and work with members of the opposing party. We must understand that “progressive” means working to build Tacoma, our schools and a better future for our children – not requiring rigid adherence to one system of beliefs. I am a moderate Democrat who is supported by people from both sides of the aisle, by six Supreme Court justices who know and understand my ability to work fairly with others who may disagree, by politicians, business leaders, pastors and citizens who understand that I have the experience and ability to work with people of all ideologies, races, creeds, genders and orientations to reach solutions for the common good.

CONNELLY: Past president, Washington Association of Justice working on legislative issues for the past 15 years. Civil rights attorney, successfully advocating for justice throughout this state on behalf of victims of discrimination, the elderly, abused children, domestic violence victims, women who have been harassed or victimized in the workplace, firefighters, Lakewood Police Department families and victims of racial discrimination. Community service: ownership group Tacoma Rainiers; trustee, Tacoma Public Library; active supporter, Nativity House, Point Defiance Zoo, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital; Tacoma General Hospital, Children’s Museum, Violent Crime Victims Services and others. My wife Angela and I live, work and raise our nine children in the district. DARNEILLE: I have spent my professional career primarily working in leadership positions in nonprofit social service agencies, including the Pierce County AIDS Foundation (18 years), the YWCA, the Emergency Food Network, and as interim director in recent years for the Korean Women’s Association, Hospitality House shelter for homeless women, United Cerebral Palsy of South Sound and Tacoma Community House. During the mid-1980s, I worked for three years at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, when we launched ZooLights as part of an economic development strategy. My first career work was in higher education administration, giving me a breadth of knowledge about community and technical colleges as well as four-year public col-

Sam Reed predicts voter turnout of 81 percent Secretary of State Sam Reed, Washington’s chief elections official, is predicting a robust voter turnout of 81 percent in the general election. Reed figures that Washington voters will be attracted by highly competitive races for president and governor, hot races for Legislature and Congress, and some of the most compelling ballot measures in the country. Washington has nearly 3.9 million registered voters – an all-time high – and more are expected to be added, since new registrations are still being accepted in-person at county elections offices. About 150,000 new or reactivated registrations have been added since the August primary. Washington’s historic average for presidential/gubernatorial year turnout since 1952 is 79.2 percent. Reed, making his final turnout prediction before leaving office in January, said he expects a somewhat better-than-average participation due to the quality of the races and the ballot measures. Also, this is the first presidential/gubernatorial election conducted entirely by mail. “It is true that there have been an avalanche of TV and radio commercials for months, blanket news coverage for the past year, and heavy spending by the campaigns,” he said. “But the thing that drives turnout is whether you have compelling races and ballot measures that people care about. We have that this year, big time.” “The presidential race has been front and center, and our open governor’s race has been highly competitive from the very opening bell,” Reed continued. “Unusually, we have four wide-open statewide offices (governor, attorney general, secretary of state and auditor) and three open congressional seats (1st, 6th and new 10th). The two parties are fighting a ferocious battle for control of the Legislature. Local communities have

some terrific races and measures, and we are electing our judges. And our ballot measures seem custommade for driving up turnout this year. REED We are voting on same-sex marriage, decriminalizing marijuana, authorizing charter schools and deciding whether to require two-thirds supermajorities to pass taxes in Olympia.” Reed said he does not expect the turnout – ballot return, really – to match or exceed the record levels set in 2008, 84.6 percent. The state and nation were “really revved up” that year, with the open presidential race generating the most excitement in a generation, he said. This year, despite a long list of attractive races and issues, the state is coming off a weaker-than expected primary turnout (38.5 percent) and there has been talk of an “enthusiasm gap” in some quarters, he said. Balancing those factors with all of the incentives for a great turnout, Reed said he is still thinking turnout will be better than usual.

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Q) While the House of Representatives and the Senate have both been controlled by Democrats for quite a while, at times it seems these two legislative bodies disagree on various issues. What can be done for the two bodies to better collaborate on legislation?

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Darneille’s campaign records show costs of $233,375. She did not contribute any of that herself. Advisors generally give the figure of a political newcomer, like Connelly, having to spend about six times what an incumbent does to battle the name recognition of a sitting lawmaker. “Fortunately, that has not been the case,” Connelly said. “When we started this campaign, we said we were ‘all in.’ We are committed to this race. We are still ‘all in.’ In my job (as a trial attorney), it is my job to win. My job now is to offer voters a choice. We need change in Olympia, and we need change in the district.” The position has been held for many years by Senator Debbie Regala. When she announced she would not seek another term, Connelly threw his hat in the ring. Then Darneille announced she would run. There were no Republican or independent candidates in the primary race. In her prior campaigns for the House of Representatives, Darneille has typically spent about $27,000. She knew she would need much more to run against a wealthy opponent such as Connelly. She initially expected she would need to raise between $200,000 and $250,000 and that Connelly would spend about $500,000. “At that time, nothing in the world indicated anyone would spend $1 million in the race,” she remarked. Public Disclosure Commission records show that the previous top spender on a state race was the unsuccessful bid by Republican Gregg Bennett for the 48th District Senate seat against Democrat Rodney Tom. That tab was $579,055 in 2010. Bennett spent $100,000 of his own money then. Connelly has personally spent almost 10 times that. This level of spending has attracted attention. Darneille has heard feedback while interacting with voters. Some have told her they wish they had that amount of money to send their children to college. A social worker told her 50 homeless families could be housed for a year for $500,000. Connelly spent some of his money on yard signs and mailing campaign material to voters. Some have been positive, with information about his family and involvement in the community. Others have portrayed Darneille as

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when they still served in the House, and will continue to develop these relationships in order to advance policies and budget decisions that positively impact the 27th District and the state as a whole.

Q) Public safety is an issue that has been raised during this campaign. What role do you think state government should play in addressing crime?

DARNEILLE: Making good policy decisions in Olympia is dependent on building personal and professional relationships between members of both parties in both the Senate and the House. My goal as a legislator is to be someone that others can trust, to demonstrate a good work ethic, and to focus on problem solving, not politics. In my 12 years of service, I have focused on building relationships that improve communications and information sharing. As a member of the Pierce County delegation, I have worked alongside my Senate and House colleagues of both parties to establish a solid, consistent voice on priority bills and budget issues to benefit Pierce County. I have worked with nearly half of the members of the Senate

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CONNELLY: Support of public safety entities: ensure the Department of Corrections is adhering to its mission and accountable for the taxpayer dollars we give to the agency. One of government’s core functions is to ensure the safety and well being of its citizenry. This includes steps to protect against crime and steps to prevent crime from occurring. We have many areas where a dollar of prevention and assistance avoids many later dollars spent on incarceration. We can prevent young citizens from being forced to enter a life of crime by providing good schools, jobs and meaningful alternatives. DARNEILLE: Improving safety in our community is a goal common to every legislator in Olympia, regardless of party affiliation. It is important for there to be consistency in the laws across the state in order to assure equal and fair access to justice. The Legislature develops policy about everything from maintaining evidence from crime scenes to implementing community supervision of offenders returning to the community. We benefit from the renowned research work conducted by the Washington Institute for Public Policy to apply science in our decision-making; this often results in concurrence between parties about how to implement policy that works to improve public safety. I have been honored for my work on public safety issues, which has included four years as vice-chair of the House Criminal Justice and Corrections Committee. I am endorsed by every level of law enforcement, including the Tacoma Police Union Local #6, the Washington Troopers Association and the Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs. I received the Legislator of the Year Award from the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs for my work on reducing crimes against women and children.

being soft on crime, accusing her of supporting reductions in sentencing and supervision of violent felons and sex offenders. He has also run television commercials with family members of violent crime victims with a similar theme. Darneille did a talk radio interview to counter the accusations and sent out mailers touting her accomplishments, including one with information from a KING 5 Television report from June about how she helped police catch two men who burglarized a neighbor’s home. She has also sent out “robo calls” to voters in response to Connelly’s accusations. Television ads for races in this district are not common, although Darneille said State Representative Laurie Jinkins ran one in 2010. Darneille decided to run TV ads for this race. Darneille expected the race might be rough and tumble. “Mister Connelly is an accomplished attorney. He is a forceful speaker in the courtroom. I expected this would test my skills,” she remarked. Darneille said her opponent has resorted to “inflammatory and misleading” rhetoric that she considers to be attacks on her personally and professionally. “It is a much darker campaign that what I have ever experienced.” While many politicos consider the 27th district one of the most liberal districts in the state, Connelly contends that more people define themselves as “independent” than members of either major political party. “I think he is focusing his attention on undecided voters,” Darneille said. “Or Republican voters who do not have an obvious choice in this race.” She does not consider Connelly to be an active member of the Democratic Party, although she noted he has donated money to campaigns of many local Democrats over the years. He also ran as a Democrat against Republican Mike Carrell for a house race in the 28th District. In contrast, Darneille said she spent 14 years as a Democratic precinct officer. During a meeting of 27th District precinct officers earlier this year, a choice was made on which candidate to endorse. Darneille said Connelly did not get a single nomination. Darneille said her biggest concern about the amount of money Connelly is spending is that he is not offering any ideas of his own. “All of these ads are really a smokescreen. With a million dollars, you can buy a lot of smoke.”

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Election 2012

Four vie for House seats in 25th Legislative District Democrat Dawn Morrell and Republican Shelly Schlumpf are running for the House seat of Republican Bruce Dammeier, who is running for the Senate. Morrell has worked as a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital since 1984. She previously represented the 25th District in the House from 2003-10. Schlumpf is president and CEO of Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce. She is also chair of Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau. Republican Hans Zeiger holds position 2 in the House. He was elected in 2010. Challenging him is Democrat Bill Hilton, a captain in 7ASHINGTON 3TATE 0ATROL

Q) Why are you the best choice for voters in this race? HILTON: As a member of the 7ASHINGTON 3TATE 0ATROL FOR MORE than 30 years, I understand the needs of our community. My understanding, coupled with my values, makes me the best choice to represent the 25th District. I will work tirelessly to fully fund K-12 education, balance our budget, create comprehensive transportation solutions and make sure public safety officials have the tools they need to keep our communities safe. MORRELL: I believe The News Tribune endorsement said it best: â&#x20AC;&#x153;we prefer Morrell, a critical care nurse. Her eight years in the House were impressive, she broke into leadership and demonstrated valuable expertise on health care issues. She ought to go back there.â&#x20AC;? My voters deserve to be represented by someone who is independent and works for them, Big oil, drug and insurance companies and big banks and even the tobacco companies are funding my opponent. I know that working nurses make a difference in Olympia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I love a David and Goliath fight and am ready and able to stand up for working families and small businesses. My record on seniors and veterans speaks for itself and I will do what is needed to fund quality education for our children. :*/3<47-! I am fourth generation Pierce County resident and have always been involved in the community. From schools to local events, council meetings to commissions and boards, I was taught to get involved, give back and encourage others to join the fun. I am passionate about local downtowns and quality of life for residents. That includes everything from employment opportunities to education for our children to fiscal responsibility. My husband and I owned a small business for more than 20 years so I understand the responsibility and challenges of creating jobs and providing local employment opportunities. As a chamber president and advocate for small business, I hear firsthand what issues are impacting our local employers and jobs. I continuously hear from employers, educators, community leaders and residents what our current issues are and I want to carry that message to Olympia. I have raised my children and my husband passed away four years ago from cancer, so I have the time to commit to representing the 25th District. My experience with small business, ongoing involvement with our communities and schools and a fresh perspective in Olympia makes ME THE BEST CHOICE FOR THIS RACE 7E cannot continue to vote to raise taxes. Raising property, business and sales tax impacts our families, our seniors on fixed incomes and our employERS 7E NEED TO GROW OUR WAY OUT of the existing economic situation. I will bring common sense with me

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to Olympia and will work with others to build relationships necessary to effect change at the state level. It works at a local level and I believe it can work in Olympia as well.

basics: cutting discretionary spending, creating jobs and maintaining public safety. I bring a willingness and strong ability to work with others to solve the challenges we face.

ZEIGER: I have spent the past two years building relationships in our community and in the Legislature. In my first term, I worked to reform government and make it more accountable while standing up for education, public safety and care for the most vulnerable. I have passed bills to give more flexibility to local governments, make higher education more efficient and honor our veterans.

MORRELL: 7E NEED TO CURB THE cost of health care, save the billion dollars spent on uncompensated care and use the money for schools. Taking advantage of the Affordable Care Act will insure more than 800,000 people in our state â&#x20AC;&#x201C; secure families are then able to shop in our businesses, improving the economy. Small business and entrepreneurs needs to stop worrying about the escalating cost of health insurance and get back to what business does best â&#x20AC;&#x201C; jobs and improvING THE ECONOMY 7E SHOULD SUPPORT our elderly, our children, individuals with disabilities and make sure everyone else has a job so they can take care of themselves.

Q) As you are interacting with voters, what is the top concern they have with state government they express to you? HILTON: I have knocked more than 18,000 doors this campaign, and there are a lot of issues that are currently concerning voters. I have found that one of the primary concerns for families is education. People are watching our public schools struggle. 7E NEED TO PROVIDE MORE FUNDING TO our public schools, and help teachers give their students the resources they need to succeed. Another main issue AT THE DOORS IS OUR ECONOMY 7E NEED to help folks get back to work by creating a business-friendly environment, which attracts businesses to our area. MORRELL: Losing their homes to medical bankruptcy and jobs. They are tired of the fighting and want their legislators to work for them. 7OMEN ESPECIALLY ARE TIRED OF THE government interfering in their perSONAL LIVES 7OMEN ARE SMART AND strong and are perfectly capable of making their own decisions about the number of children they want and their health care. Seniors worry about earned benefits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Medicare, Tricare and Social Security â&#x20AC;&#x201C; being jeopardized. :*/3<47-! Lack of trust. They are willing to pay a portion of their hard-earned wages for services like education, safety, transportation, utilities, etc., but do not believe the government is accountable for spending our tax dollars. They believe that government spends beyond their means while expecting taxpayers to tighten their belts and pay more. ZEIGER: Voters are concerned that state government is in the way of the jobs we need. Our state taxes and regulates small businesses too much, and we have a lot to do to make a friendlier climate for employers to create jobs.

Q) What will the Legislature need to do in the near future in regards to the state budget? HILTON: In the past two years, the Legislature has convened five special sessions in order to resolve THE BUDGET 7E NEED TO FOCUS ON BI partisan solutions that will save time and resources. I think we need to have a balanced approach to budgeting in our state, which means working across the aisle to focus on the

:*/3<47-! There are some hard decisions ahead for the next legislative body. Prior legislation has â&#x20AC;&#x153;kicked the can down the roadâ&#x20AC;? with gimmicks and harmful cuts to backFILL DEFICITS 7E NEED TO WORK FOR an honest state budget that protects education and that lives within our means. It also means looking at a possible new revenue package for our transportation corridors, i.e., State Route 167, which translates into economic development and local jobs. ZEIGER: The Legislature needs to prioritize education, public safety and care for the most vulnerable.

Q) What can be done to increase collaboration between Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature? HILTON: In order to increase collaboration between Republicans and Democrats, we need to elect more leaders that are willing to compromise and listen. By having more open leadership, we can reach across party lines and create legislation that benefits our community as a whole. I intend to work to find common ground in Olympia. MORRELL: 7HEN ) SPONSOR A BILL I always look for Republicans to cosponsor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if it is good policy it can be done. I believe that cancer does not care if you are a Republican or Democrat. Both parties get stuck in traffic and everyone needs a job and SAFE COMMUNITIES 7E ALL WANT THE peace of mind to know that if our children get very sick or we have a catastrophic illness, our lives, futures and homes will not be jeopardized. Tell your legislators to start working for you and not their party or special interests.

Many anxious voters have been calling the Pierce County Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office because Pierce Transit Proposition 1 does not appear on their ballots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some voters think they have been issued the wrong ballot, but they have forgotten that Pierce Transitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boundary changed substantially earlier this year,â&#x20AC;? said Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people who voted on a Pierce Transit measure in 2011 are no longer eligible to vote on the matter in 2012.â&#x20AC;? In May, the cities of Bonney Lake, Buckley, DuPont, Orting, Sumner and large portions of unincorporated Pierce County were removed from the Pierce Transit taxing district/service area. As a result, there are 105,450 fewer voters in the Pierce Transit district this election. And that is generating a lot of phone calls Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. The boundary change occurred after a Public Transportation Improvement Conference approved the removal of the jurisdictions mention above. The conference membership was comprised of one elected official from each jurisdiction within Pierce County and Pierce County Council. There were three public meetings and one public hearing by the conference from December 2011 to March 2012. The boundary changes became official on May 8, 2012. A map of the new Pierce Transit boundary is available at https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#all/13a 8abb840638760

Voters to receive corrected ballot Pierce County is mailing corrected ballots to 1,422 voters in the new 10th Congressional District who received a faulty ballot due to a printing error. Those voters originally received a misprinted ballot containing candidates for the 6th Congressional District. The printing vendor confirmed the error and indicated it was isolated to two precincts in South Tacoma, Parkland and Spanaway. During the printing, the back plate was not changed, so two precincts were printed with the wrong back. Pierce County printed more than 504,000 ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election. Along with the new ballot, the 1,422 voters will receive a letter alerting them to the error and instructing them to return the correct ballot. The Pierce County Elections Division has put in controls to prevent the counting of the incorrect ballot as well as steps to ensure the correct ballot will be tabulated. How this happened: s 0IERCE #OUNTYS 'ENERAL %LECTION BALLOTS ARE two-sided. There are 521 fronts that contain the same issues (state and county measures and president). The only difference is the precinct number. There are 49 different back styles that are printed on those fronts. Offices that change on the back side of the ballot include congressional districts (four), state legislative districts (eight), County Council districts and other local ballot measures. s 4HE PRINTER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PRINTING THE RIGHT front with the correct back. s 7HEN 0IERCE #OUNTY RECEIVES THE BALLOTS FROM the printer, the quantity of each ballot style is CHECKED 7ORKERS ALSO CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE BALLOTS are printed correctly, but that process failed for these two precincts. s !FTER THIS PROBLEM WAS BROUGHT TO THEIR ATTENtion, they immediately re-checked each ballot type to ensure it was printed correctly. Voters still have plenty of time to vote for their 10th Congressional District choice and have their vote counted. Voters with questions can contact the Elections Division at 253-798-VOTE (8683).

:*/3<47-! More communication and work on issues that affect and benefit both parties. ZEIGER: 7E ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER FOR A BETTER 7ASHINGTON ) BELIEVE THE best policy is made when we think about the public instead of partisanSHIP 7E CAN ADVANCE THE PUBLIC GOOD when Republicans and Democrats look for every opportunity to cross party lines, build relationships and collaborate on legislation.

WHO IS ON YOUR LIST? We have included the most relevant federal, statewide, and local races for Tacoma. Our ballot also includes state measures from I-502 (medical marijuana) to I-1240 (the creation of a public charter school system).

Write-ins Think twice.

A write-in line is provided on your ballot for each race regardless of the number of candidates. You have the option to write in the name of a candidate not on the ballot. Frivolous write-ins, such as Mickey Mouse, result in additional work and expenses to process.

Auditor reminds voters of changes to transit district

You do not need to make a selection in every race for your votes to count, and write-in votes are not tallied by name unless the total number of write-in votes could make a difference in the results of the election.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Puyallup Tribe leads the way to cleaner neighborhoods By Kathleen Merryman kathleen@tacomaweekly.com

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acomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official spiffing season ends Oct. 27 with a free Puyallup Tribal community clean-up. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on that day, members of the Native American community of the Puyallup Reservation are welcome to toss as much stuff as they please into rubbish containers in the parking lot behind the tribal administration building at 3009 E. Portland Ave. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Please bring your Tribal ID,â&#x20AC;? said David Whited, a planner with Puyallup Tribe, who added a warning.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have only a limited number of containers. When they are full, we will not accept any more stuff. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to bring it to the next one!â&#x20AC;? Whited does, indeed, communicate with exclamation points when he talks clean-ups. He is part of the team that, with the City of Tacoma, cleared landslides of garbage out of the old â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Street Gulch. Cleaned, and on its way to restoration, the gulch goes by First Creek now, a translation of its original Puyallup name. He and the tribe have built a partnership with First Creek Neighbors, who are on the long journey to restore the watershed. They have worked with tribal and Tacoma police to cut crime and boost pride in the area. They have built gardens together, and they celebrate their successes with potlucks and picnics. Saturday, they will follow the City of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s model for rooting out blight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tires, electronics, refrigerators, appli-

ances, furniture and junk are all okay!â&#x20AC;? Whited said. Note the exclamation mark and imagine, as Whited does, a city where none of that stuff hides out under blackberries, in alleys or, worse, yards. There are limits. The clean-up cannot take paint, business items, dead animals, riding mowers, vehicles or their parts. It is not the place for riding mowers, household garbage or roofing. It will not make room for the vegetation or hazardous waste that Tacoma utilities customers can drop at the landfill for free. Citywide, the Safe and Clean program through Community Based Services has made a difference best illustrated in elephants. The 14 neighborhood clean-ups in 2011 and the 18 in 2012 have rid Tacoma of 925 tons of trash, including 7,387 tires and 73 tons of metal that was recycled. Imagine 310 elephants marching out of neighborhoods, and you have the weight of the waste. Imagine 5,064 people pitching in, literally, and you have the scope of the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popularity, and the reason that, though the city is cutting budgets, it is still planning 16 clean-ups for 2013. We will mark their progress with Pothole Pigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new colleagues, The Outta Here Elephants. From Chitwan Royal National Park in Nepal, Enid and Eleanor are Asian females, which weigh an average of 6,000 pounds. Enid is the one who is into bling. Together, they will track the success of each community cleanup in 2013. For each elephant running with our stories about the events, you will know Tacomans sent three tons of junk outta here. Busy as they will be, Enid and Eleanor have volunteered for another mission. They intend to encourage Pothole Pig to get a first name.

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Puyallup Tribal Administration Building parking lot: 3009 E. Portland Ave. Nadine Dillon at (253) 573-7892

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Instead of cold-patching potholes within five days of being reported, McKinley wants to hot patch them instead. Cold patching is immediate but often requires crews to return several times, while hot patching is more permanent but requires warm weather. That means a pothole could sit a while, especially during the winter months. But it solves the problem rather than provides a quick fix that will likely need repairs as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will be a long-term conversation

with the community to make this work,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting that residents will be advised to drive around the potholes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for several months â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to avoid them from growing until hot-patchers can fill the hole. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really want to redo how we think about residential streets.â&#x20AC;? As winter nears, the public works topic of the day was snow plowing under the next two-year budget. That is an easy answer. It will be half of what it has been in recent years. Snow removal will drop from 19 to nine trucks and emergency snow removal hours will be cut from operating around the clock until the snow is cleared to around the clock for four days as a way to control overtime costs.

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LINCOLN COMES BACK TO TOP WILSON N Bellarmine gets second straight title

ursing a slim lead and trusting his solid defense late in a key game against Wilson, Lincoln head coach Jon Kitna took a big gamble. After three unsuccessful fourth down tries earlier in the game and the Abes up just 21-18 with just over three minutes remaining, Kitna went for it again on fourth-and-12 from his own 34-yard line. This time the move paid off. Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Maka Love hit Dionte Simon for a 22-yard gain, and the junior quarterback hit Joshua Eckwood for a 44-yard touchdown on the next play to seal a 28-18 win over Wilson on Oct. 19, moving the Abes one win away from a playoff berth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play well when we try to play it safe,â&#x20AC;? Kitna said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we have to do to win football games, is play on the edge.â&#x20AC;? The Rams got on the board first, as Kevin Shin picked off Love on Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first drive at the Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; five-yard line, and Devon Phillips raced around the right side from six yards out on the next play and added the two-point conversion to make it 8-0. The Abes answered right back, as Love hit Kashawn Johnson from 39 yards out to cap a nine-play, 77-yard drive to make it 8-7. After Wilson regained the lead with a field goal at the beginning of the second quarter, the Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Anthony Fellows returned the following kickoff 86 yards for a score to give Lincoln a 14-11 lead. Phillips regained the lead for Wilson with a nifty 21-yard scamper midway through the second quarter, and the Rams led 18-14 at the half. But Wilson quarterback Moses Lewis fumbled on the opening drive of the second half, and Love converted it into a 26-yard scoring scamper to give the Abes a 21-18 lead. The Rams threatened to take the lead early in the fourth, driving deep into Lincoln territory, but the Abes forced a Lewis incompletion on fourth down to take over. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our defense got after it,â&#x20AC;? Kitna said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were super impressive. We had some guys make some serious plays.â&#x20AC;? After the Abes stopped Wilson at midfield later in the fourth, it looked as if Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offense was stalled again and the Rams would get another shot. But that is when Love finally connected

on fourth down, and then put the game away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Josh (Eckwood) had a great catch,â&#x20AC;? Love said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I threw a bad ball, but he made the play. Our line did a great job on that drive.â&#x20AC;? The Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; final comeback effort was snuffed when safety Dehonta Hayes came down with his second interception of the game on the Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; five-yard line, and the offense ran out the clock. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had our opportunities, we just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finish is what it comes down to,â&#x20AC;? said Wilson head coach Don Clegg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of the guys though, they battled all the way to the end.â&#x20AC;? Phillips led Wilson with 20 carries for 84 yards and the two scores, while adding two catches for 26 yards. Love was 9-for-18 for 162 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for Lincoln, while adding 18 carries for 120 yards and a score. While Wilson has been eliminated from a postseason berth, the Abes host Foss on Oct. 26 with a playoff spot on the line. By Jeremy Helling

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With a great week of practice behind them, the Bellarmine Lions headed south to the capital city with their second consecutive Narrows League title clearly in their sight. The only problem was dealing with a hostile Olympia crowd and a tough Bear defense. But Lou Millie ran for 166 yards and a touchdown, and the Lions shut down the vaunted Olympia offense to claim the league title with a convincing 21-0 win on Oct. 19 at Ingersoll Stadium. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids really responded tonight against a great opponent, and to dominate all four quarters was just fantastic,â&#x20AC;? said Lions head coach Tom Larsen, whose squad was dealing with injuries to five key starters. After a sloppy first quarter the Lions began to kick it into high gear, with Sefo Liufau capping a short 21-yard drive in five plays, sneaking it in from three yards out for a 7-0 lead. They wasted little time in extending the lead, as Millie found the end zone from 26 yards out on their next drive to make it 14-0.

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PHOTOS BY ROCKY ROSS

9<5(5+*(;*/ (Top) The Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Anthony Fellows (right) catches a screen pass

as Quinn Bell (60) looks to set a block. (Bottom) Lincoln running back Jonathan Hardnett (left) carries the ball as Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carter Luvaas (right) tugs at his jersey.

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Charles Wright has had a strong history of having individual runners place well at the state cross country meet, which has enabled them to consistently place in the top five as a team. But this year, with a huge crop of talented runners, the Tarriers are aiming for even higher goals after finishing fourth at the state meet last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been this deep before,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Ryan Johnson, noting the veteran leadership along with the growth of some young runners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a team sportâ&#x20AC;Śand weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re deep back through 10, 11 or 12 (runners), which for 1A is pretty impressive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just really hoping this is the year that we can get first (at state).â&#x20AC;? The Tarriers, ranked first in the state in 1A, continued their solid season by placing five runners in the top 10 in coasting to the title at the Nisqually League Championships at Fort Steilacoom Park on Oct. 18. Led by the senior trio of Travis Hensley, Ruben Riordan and David Goldstone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished first

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Hensley (2394) run side by side midway through the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; race at the Nisqually League Championships at Fort Steilacoom Park on Oct. 18.

through third, respectively â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Charles Wright easily topped second-place finisher Bellevue Christian. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really good that we know the Course very well,â&#x20AC;? said Hensley, who clocked in at 16 minutes and 12.52 seconds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m lucky to have (David and Ruben) because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been running a long time and have a lot of experience they can share as far as evaluating a course, when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to go hard up a hill and what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re

going to do out there.â&#x20AC;? Riordan finished just under six seconds behind Hensley, while Goldstone finished in a season-best 16 minutes and 22.98 seconds. Sophomore Adam Emerick placed sixth, junior Rory Reschovsky was eighth and senior Dylan Harper was 12th, while Jack Dimmer, Kaden Hurst and Drake Burnbaum all finished in the top 20 for the Tarriers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love how great weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working together this year,â&#x20AC;? said Rior-

dan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always motivating each other. We have just the right balance of team competition and cohesiveness.â&#x20AC;? While Riordan and Goldstone have been elite talents for years, as they finished second and third respectively at the state meet last year, the gap between them and the next-best Tarrier runners has narrowed considerably. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had the opportunity to win state for several years now, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just never had

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quite the team to do it,â&#x20AC;? Goldstone said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year the guys have really stepped up. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been injury free, and the guys have really been motivated to go out and clinch that championship.â&#x20AC;? Of course, the opportunity for greatness did not come without sacrifice, including vigorous spring and summer training and camp attendance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken a ton of hard work,â&#x20AC;? said Harper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part of it has been easy, because on those really rainy days knowing that my teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out there training, I know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all in it together.â&#x20AC;? But with the talented competitors out there this year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including perennial power and defending state champ Lakeside of Spokane â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Tarriers do not want to jump ahead of themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of great competition out there,â&#x20AC;? said Johnson, spouting off several other squads in addition to Lakeside, who has been a thorn in the Tarriersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; side for several seasons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to face off with these eastside teams.â&#x20AC;? The state cross country meets are set for Nov. 3 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

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*96::;6>5)(;;3, (Left) Despite the loss to Wilson, Foss goalkeeper Pawarisa Onmun has posted four shutouts this season as the Falcons are looking to clinch a playoff spot. (Right) Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alexa Blackman (left) tries to corral a ball as Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Maria Fiorina (19) applies pressure.

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP >03:65;67:<7:;(9;-6:: In hot pursuit of a league title, Wilson endured a 30-minute thunder delay in the middle of their match against Foss to earn a 4-1 win on Oct. 18 over the Falcons, who have become a remarkable story this season as they are in line for a playoff berth. The Rams got on the board in the 11th minute when Kailey Norlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross found Avery Smalls, who headed it in for a 1-0 lead. Megan Chambers then made it 2-0 two minutes later when she corralled a cross at the top of the box and drove it in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really proud of my girls tonight,â&#x20AC;? said Wilson head coach Angie Karabaich. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve changed our formation. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re utilizing our center midfielders a little more, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really strong in the back.â&#x20AC;? But the Falcons did not fold, getting on the board in the 26th minute when Tyfanni Chin outraced the defense on the right side and crossed a ball to Jennifer Dittell, who drove it in the right side. Foss, which had not won a game since 2008 before this season, is in line to get the third seed to the district playoffs after recording five wins on the year to that point. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done a phenomenal job this year,â&#x20AC;? said Falcons head coach Mark Kramer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to just concentrate on one game at a time and just enjoy the yearâ&#x20AC;ŚWe

were hoping to pull something out (against Wilson) to get better seeding, but just making the tournament for us is gravy.â&#x20AC;? Senior forward Brittainy Canonica put the game away for Wilson shortly after halftime, driving a shot just inside the left bar in the 42nd minute and later outracing the defense to score again for the final tally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s becoming more of an accurate shooter,â&#x20AC;? said Karabaich. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing a great job, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really capitalizing on what we need to finish and she did today. I hope that happens for the next couple games.â&#x20AC;? The regular season closes out on Oct. 30, with the Falcons traveling to take on Lincoln while the Rams host Timberline at Stadium Bowl, with the league title likely on the line. By Jeremy Helling

(550,>90./;:;(@:<5+,-,(;,+ With a league championship in hand, and having been untested to that point, Annie Wright is showing even more experience and potential than their state-tournament volleyball squad last year. The Gators cruised to another three-set win â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they have not lost a set this season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in a 25-17, 25-12, 25-17 victory over second place Forest Ridge on Oct. 22 to move to 13-0 on the year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re like a family,â&#x20AC;? said senior Lani Kalalau, who finished with 13 kills, 10 digs and four aces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all mesh together, which is really nice. We all communicate pretty well on the court, which helps us with

offense and defense.â&#x20AC;? The Gators used a 14-8 run to close out the first set, as junior Margaux Arnston dominated up front and Tori Smith contributed three early aces. The Gators closed out the second set with much of the same, launching a 14-3 run as Kalalau and Maria Vipond had two aces apiece and Lexi LeClech added some imposing front-court play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The whole team plays club (volleyball),â&#x20AC;? said head coach Rodney Kalalau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That helps me and makes my job a lot easierâ&#x20AC;Śfor us itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the experience level that helps. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get too rattled. We just stay under control and you see the result.â&#x20AC;? Vipond finished with 10 assists, six aces and six digs, Smith had five kills, five aces and 15 digs for the Gators. Arnston had seven kills while Kaley Turner chipped in with a team-high 19 assists. The Gators were set to finish up the regular season at home against The Northwest School on Oct. 26, then set their sights on the postseason. Despite advancing to the 1A state tournament last year, the Gators were eliminated after two matches â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including a first-round loss to eventual state champ Colville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so the ultimate goal is to advance even farther this season. Despite a roster of only nine players, the talent and experience level have them believing it is more than possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really exciting for us, because this is our year to win state or come as close as

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ELECTORAL LAUGHS. Bipartisan political satire group heads to Broadway Center on Oct. 28. With song, dance and comedic skits, the group lampoons beltway political culture of Washington D.C. in this political season.

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THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE SCARY STORIES Celebrate Halloween in the style of centuries past with ghost stories told around a roaring bonfire at Fort Nisqually’s “Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen” Oct. 26 and 27 inside Point Defiance Park, 7-9 p.m. Come find out what scared people in 1855 as you listen to ghost stories the way they are supposed to be told – outside and in the dark. Tickets at the gate are $6 adults, $4 for children 12 and under. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots toy drive. Visit www.tacomaculture.org.

TWO MAIA’S MONSTER MASH Happening at Studio 6 Ballroom on Halloween night – Maia Santell & House Blend’s Monster Mash, 7:30-10 p.m. A DJ will take requests during breaks and after the band plays, and mini dance lessons will be given during the band break. Admission is $10 at the door! 2608 6th Ave. Info: www.studio6ballroom.com.

THREE DINNER WITH ZOMBIES The place to be on Halloween night is 6th Avenue for the Zombie Flash Mob Crawl Dinner Tour with adult trick-ortreating and live music dance. Tours start at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets purchased by Oct. 27 are $35, and $50 afterward. Choose your start time and meat or veggie dishes. Price includes all your food and fun at Six Olives, El Guadalajara, Studio 6 Ballroom and Legendary Donuts, plus surprises (drinks and tipping not included). Info at www.studio6ballroom.com.

FOUR ART AT WORK MONTH Tacoma Arts Commission invites one and all to a free community celebration of the arts to kick off Tacoma’s 11th annual Art at Work Month (Nov. 1-30). Help honor the 2012 AMOCAT Award recipients – KeyBank, The Grand Cinema and Katy Evans – and recognize the 2012 Tacoma Arts Commission funding recipients. Enjoy stunning exhibits in the Tacoma

Art Museum galleries, music by Tacoma Youth Symphony, appetizers, dessert and no-host bar. 6-8:30 p.m. at Tacoma Art Museum. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

FIVE ‘ROCKABYE DEAD MAN’ See the premiere of Tacoma filmmaker Joseph Kephart’s film noir rock opera “Rockabye Dead Man” at Washington State History Museum, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Find out why this short film (26 minutes) is getting lots of buzz. Admission $3, and the cast and crew will be there.

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So you are hitting up a few Halloween pre-funk parties this weekend but cannot think of a good getup. And you do not want to be lame and just pick something at the costume megastore. No worries. Here are five topical, last minute costume ideas, along with tips on standing out among likeminded trick-or-treaters. Psy Don’t pretend you are not obsessed with South Korea’s No. 1 rap export. “Gangnam Style” and scenes from that crazy viral video are now hopelessly stuck in your head. You are welcome. Especially good if you are: a stocky Asian dude with swagger to spare. How to pull it off: Psy can easily be done with a thrift store tux, preferably with black or powder blue jacket. But you can stand out from a dozen other guys with the same idea by going with the alternate frilly shirt and khaki shorts look from the video. Either way, practice that so-bad-it-is-good horsey dance so you can annoy people with it all night long. Key accessory: Don’t forget your “stunna” shades. Honey Boo Boo Because we need more reminders of the impending demise of Western Civilization. Especially good if you are: a white female, blonde and a little on the zaftig side. How to pull it off: Nothing highlights the creepiness of kid pageants and the utter wrongness of TLC’s hit series than that way too sexy for a 6-year-old cowgirl look little

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Ms. Boo Boo sported in one episode. Get your hat, boots and daisy dukes. Then cut a checkered blouse in half to expose your midriff, which you will poke and jiggle all evening. Practice pageant poses, a Southern accent and drink, like, 47 Red Bulls before you go out. Key accessory: Melt down two ice cream scoops of butter, blend with ketchup and pour into a Mason jar labeled “sketti sauce.” Sip occasionally for shock value. Warning: side effect may include vomiting and instantly developing Type 2 diabetes. Barack Ozomba Any chump can buy a rubber Obama or Romney mask. Try this or the next idea to a put fresh twist on a stale election year idea. Especially good if you are: A skinny black guy with big ears. How to pull it off: Go

thrifting for a dark suit you can rip up a bit. You know, since Air Force One went down in the Zombie Apocalypse. Apply undead makeup and zombify Obama catch phrases, i.e. “Let me be clear – braaaaaaaiins.” Key accessory: A Portuguese water dog with a “Zom-Bo” sign taped to it. (Bet you thought we were going to say birth certificate. But we do not want to encourage Donald Trump.) Mitt R-Money ‘Cause nobody stacks paper like the Rominator, son! Especially good if you are: A middle-aged to elderly white guy who resembles Jon Hamm’s uptight uncle. How to pull it off: This Mitt Romney riff is inspired by a meme we have seen on the ol’ Internet machine of late. The concept: Romney as rapper, which basically involves a dark suit with a

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BLUES REDEMPTION South Sound Blues Association is holding a fundraiser, concert and dance to help send Blues Redemption (band winner) and House of Bourbon (solo/duo act) to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this January. “Back to Beale Street Blues 2013” will be held on Nov. 4, 4-10 p.m. at Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave. Six top regional acts will be featured. Performing in order of appearance are: The Muddy Sons, The Bill Mattocks Band, House of Bourbon, Blues Redemption, Stacy Jones Band and The Red Hot Blues Sisters. Young gui-

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We can enhance the aesthetic value of your property by trimming or pruning trees, bushes, fruit trees, etc. Limbs or foliage over houses, other structures, or wires can be removed or cut back to protect your roof, utility lines, or to allow more light in the yard.

Topping can be a viable option when windsail reduction is not desired or a view is in jeopardy. The fact remains that topped trees do not blow over (at least until large new tops grow up—generally 1520 years), unless there is a systemic problem (root rot, disease, etc). Topping, however, will promote rot at the top of the tree over a period of time, can reduce the life span of a tree, cause the limbs to grow oversized, and upper limbs may grow upward to form new tops which will not be well attached. This process takes a long time and the trees will be safe for at least 15-20 years. They can be trimmed back or re-topped when they become a problem. We are not rabid “anti-toppers” as some are—but we will give you honest advice if we feel another option may be better.

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‘Night Watch’ thrills despite pacing challenges By Steve Dunkelberger stevedunkel@tacomaweekly.com

Plays live or die by the pacing of the story and the actors that add flesh to the bones of a printed page. Performance anxiety by thespians new and veteran can lead to rushed lines that can bleed the energy out of a monologue as viewers battle to keep up with the barrage of words at the cost of meaning and purpose. Silence is not always bad on stage. A strategically placed pause or a longing gaze out the window during a play can add more than any words could. Such is the case with Tacoma Little Theatre’s current production of “Night Watch” by Lucille Fletcher and directed by Randy Clark. Since there are no sword fights, drawn-out brawls, car chases or even a dead body to distract viewers, the play relies only on the words spoken by the nine actors who walk on and off the stage as the play unfolds. Weighing in at two hours long, the pacing of the show requires a delicate dance. If the actors are too slow at delivering their lines, modern audiences will get antsy and shift under the tonnage of words trickling down upon them. But if actors rush the lines in efforts to dash through the pages and pages and pages and pages of words,

the clock is happy but their performances suffer. “Night Watch” falls into the latter camp. It tells the story of Elaine Wheeler (played by Nicole Locket), who starts the show with a scream after seeing a dead body across the street. Her husband John (Gabriel McClelland) calls the police, who find nothing. Thus begins a parade of Elaine seeing things no one else can as she teeters on the edge of a breakdown. Toss in some side stories that will not be mentioned in an effort to preserve the suspense of this story, think “Gaslight” and “Beauty Queen of Leenane” for you thriller lovers, and you get the idea of the show. While cutting lines here and there to buy time for more dramatic pacing would have caused some trickle-down issues for the story and stretching out the play to almost three hours would have made it an epic for many attention deficit disorder-afflicted theatergoers, something more should have been done to save the actors from speed reciting their lines. Proof of this came from Jenifer Rifenbery’s performance as Elaine’s best friend. She has an otherwise small role in terms of on the matrix of lines-delivered-on-stage compared to the leads, but each word was delivered with the right dash of personality.

Rounding out the cast was John Pfaffe as the stereotypical homicide detective, Joe Grant as the nosey neighbor, Susan Mayeno as the psychiatrist, Robert Osborn as the butcher, Charles Reccardo as the patrol officer and Ziggy Devan as the maid. There are a lot of subtle twists and turns along the route so the actors have plenty of material to work through, but much of the play is lost with the machine-gun delivery of many of the lines. Everything else in the show was top drawer. The set, designed by Burton Yuen and dressed by Becca Heines, was amazing in its efforts to recreate an upscale New York apartment straight from the early 1970s. The checkerboard floor and partially translucent back wall create a space that looks deeper than the otherwise shallow stage. Overall, the show was well acted, superbly staged and effectively lighted. Just the pacing needed work to carry the play to the next level of entertainment. It is well worth a look. “Night Watch” runs at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays through Nov. 11. More information is available at www.tacomalittletheatre.com or by calling (253) 272-2281. The theater is located at 210 N. ‘I’ St. Tickets are $12.50 to $24.50.

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THRILLER. While the twists and turns

of Tacoma Little Theatre’s “Night Watch” make for a good time, pacing caused many of the lines to lose their punch.

Chose how you die in ‘Chooseomatic’ novels by local writer By Steve Dunkelberger stevedunkel@tacomaweekly.com

The natural progression for readers back in the day was to stumble through “Dick and Jane” and maybe “Cat in the Hat” before going into “Where the Wild Things Are” and other early reading books. The next rung on the reading ladder was often the choseyour-own-adventure genre of books that had readers flipping through pages while they let their own story unfold with each turn. Books in that genre were great because they could be read and reread dozens of times, providing different endings each time depending on what direction the reader wanted the story to take. Then video games took over and the genre was largely forgotten. But the multi-ending books are making a comeback in the digital age. Former editor of the now-defunct Tacoma Reporter Matt Youngmark, for example, wrote two such full-length, chooseyour-own-ending novels that make for solid reads in this season of kitschy gore, zombies and superheroes in tights. “Zombocalypse Now” came out in 2009, while Youngmark’s recent work, “Thrusts of Justice,” rolled out earlier this year from Chooseomatic Books. He is currently working on the third in the series, “Time Travel Dinosaur.” In “Zombocalypse Now,” readers take on the form of a fluffy bunny that faces the End of Days as zombies take over the world. Readers can take two basic routes to safety by either disguising themselves as one of the undead masses in an effort to sneak through the rows of brain-munching corpses, or declare “game on” and start hacking and slashing. The campy comedy-horror story follows different paths from there to create a web of bunny-zombie goodness that can be read and read for days since the single book had 112 possible endings, most of which the bunny becomes food but survival is an option a few times. The latest work, “Thrusts of Justice,” tells a completely different tale but has the same multi-ending format. This tome allows the reader to take on the character of an unemployed

BOOK NOOK. “Zombocalypse Now” and “Thrusts of Justice,” from Matt Youngmark’s Chooseomatic Books publisher, make e-book reading worthy of the technology.

reporter with dreams of grandeur only to be faced with a series of decisions after an explosion booms outside a favorite bar. Yada, yada yada. Should you play it straight, become a superhero or seek world domination as a villain? There are 90 possible endings, 81 of which result in humiliating death, but all of them are fun reads. Reading the Kindle version of these books proved the rising popularity of e-book formats since readers are faced with decisions after just a few flips of their fingers. Tap a hotlink

and the story continues without the need to find page numbers and stumble across alternative endings. The e-books were just so freaking fun to read and explore with Youngmark’s comicbook style illustrations and legendary writing wit. Try before you buy: You can read 70 pages of “Zombocalypse Now” free online at www.chooseomatic.com. The ebooks are available for $3.99 directly from the site or through other online booksellers. Paperback versions are available through Amazon.com as well.

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D.O.A. dinner parties feature Author tells of one manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun, high-end cuisine quest to photograph the

Native American nation

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FOODIE HEAVEN. Executive Chef Aaron Grissom, left, developed a

unique menu for his latest dinner party, and paired each course with one of the Elysian Breweryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seasonal beers.

Menu features four courses deftly paired with Elysian Breweryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest beers By Kate Burrows kburrows@tacomaweekly.com

Some of the words guests threw around at Dirty Oscarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annexâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fall Dinner Party on Oct. 10 included â&#x20AC;&#x153;magnificent,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;incredibleâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;complexâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not exactly words you would normally hear to describe most bar food in Tacoma. But Executive Chef Aaron Grissom is determined to push the boundaries, and his new dinner parties provide a way for him to not only learn new techniques he is not able to use on the regular menu, but it also allows him a chance to bring something new to foodies in Tacoma. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are so many cool techniques in food going on outside of Tacoma, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always wanted to do something similar to bigger named chefs Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve grown to emulate,â&#x20AC;? he said. He created a menu featuring four courses deftly paired with Elysian Breweryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest beers. Grissomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first course was a take on fondue featuring a confit of baby beets and rainbow carrot, duck prosciutto and goat cheese fondue, along with Bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Blood Microgreen, Chioggia beet chips, duck cracklings and rainbow beet gelee.

Course two features an unconventional take on pho, featuring a red snapper noodle nest in pho demi, and complemented by Fresno and black basil â&#x20AC;&#x153;caviarâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which packed a surprisingly intense explosion of flavor. Paired with the Maestrom Blood Orange Ale, the flavors played off each other in a big way. The duo of barbecued pork in the third course may have pushed the limits for some people who might have a problem coming to terms with eating â&#x20AC;&#x153;pig face,â&#x20AC;? but this is one of Grissomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal favorites. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the challenge of bringing new things to people, and this course was much different than anything weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever done,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the food I want to cook.â&#x20AC;? The last course â&#x20AC;&#x201C; before a four-course dessert flight, of course â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was roast of lamb featuring balsamic macerated figs, parsnip, lotus root puree, pistachio dust and carbonated grape. The dessert flight featured an array of fall flavors ranging from spiced pumpkin to orange and ginger. Grissomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salted caramel bacon powder, inspired by a recipe from renowned Chicago Chef Grant Achatz, topped off the last course featuring an allspice cookie crumble with coffee ice cream quenelle and vanilla marshmallowdipped chocolate tuile. Grissom is already hard at work on the menu for the next dinner party, taking place Nov. 13-14, where he plans to pair each course with a different bourbon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The next dinner party will definitely have fun, whimsical food once again, paired with different types of bourbon you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t regularly see on the shelf,â&#x20AC;? he said. For more information about D.O.A., visit www.dirtyoscarsannex.com.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Short Nights of the Shadow Dancer: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Timothy Egan, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Short Nights of the Shadow Dancer: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis,â&#x20AC;? will give a free book talk and signing Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., in the Olympic Room at Tacoma Public Library. Prizewinning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American history â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the one lone, brilliant man whose epic obsession led to one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest cultural treasures. Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Annie Leibovitz of his time. And he was 32 years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great idea: to try to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Eganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book tells the remarkable untold story behind Cur-

tisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than 80 tribes. Even with the backing of Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan, it took tremendous perseverance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; six years alone to convince the Hopi to allow him into their Snake Dance ceremony. The undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. He would die penniless and unknown in Hollywood just a few years after publishing the last of his 20 volumes. But the charming rogue with the gradeschool education had fulfilled his promise â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his great adventure succeeded in creating one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most stunning cultural achievements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to make them live forever,â&#x20AC;? Curtis said

in the early days of his decades-long mission. As Eganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thrilling story attests, he succeeded. Egan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of six books, most recently â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America,â&#x20AC;? a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Washington State Book Award. His previous books include â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Worst Hard Time,â&#x20AC;? which won a National Book Award and was named a New York Times Editorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Choice. He is an online op-ed columnist for the New York Times, writing his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opinionatorâ&#x20AC;? feature once a week. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. For information visit www.tacomapubliclibrary.org or call (243) 292-2001.

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THE PROPHETS OF ADDICTION kick out the jams like glam-punk gods By Matt Nagle matt@tacomaweekly.com

Every once in a great â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and blessed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while, a band comes along that encapsulates everything thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great about rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n roll. The Prophets of Addiction is that band. These guys are so authentic and such masters at what they do that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like some mad scientist extracted the pure essence from their genre â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MĂśtley CrĂźe, Guns Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roses, The Ramones, Hanoi Rocks, LA Guns, Lords of the New Church and all the best glam/ punk bands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and gave rise to The Prophets of Addiction. With songs that will play in your head long after the CD stops and looks that kill, The Prophets of Addiction are the total package. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been way too long for a band like POA to come to us lovers of metal, mascara and musical mayhem. Their debut album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babylon Boulevardâ&#x20AC;? brings back those freewheeling, whisky soaked, halcyon days (nights, really) when the Sunset Strip hosted countless punk/metal mash-up bands looking to hit the big time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and, of course, all the girls, girls, girls they could get. Unabashedly going against the grain of all the things your parents warned you about, the musicians were like pied pipers leading us into a blissfully sordid candy land where debauchery ruled, the hair was big and the music was fast and loud. Fast forward to 2010, when POA formed, and this era lives on in the new millennium. The Prophets of Addiction are: lead singer and bass player Lesli Sanders, Jimmy Mess on drums and Shawn Smash and Tchad Drats on guitar (Drats replaced guitarist Amit Lee Ron, who played on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babylon Babylonâ&#x20AC;?). They pulled in some big names for their first album and the production value of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babylon Boulevardâ&#x20AC;? is top-notch. Phil Soussan did the mixing; his long resume includes playing bass with Ozzy Osbourne and co-writing Ozzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shot In the Dark.â&#x20AC;? The CD was mastered by Dave Hillis, whose work can be heard in albums ranging from Pearl Jam to Queensryche. Sanders produced the CD. Made for what he does, Sanders seems to have been birthed

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WITH A BULLET. The Prophets of Addiction are (from left): Shawn Smash, guitar; Jimmy Mess, drums; Lesli Sanders, bass/vocals; and Tchad Drats, guitar. Check out their debut CD â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babylon Boulevardâ&#x20AC;? and see them play live Nov. 2 at The Backstage.

from the very womb of the LA scene, even though he was born and raised in Puyallup. He attracted many new fans while playing in Pretty Boy Floyd (who Drats also played with) and the touring bassist for Marky Ramone (The Ramones) and Phil Lewis (LA Guns), among his pedigree. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before Dee Dee (Ramone) died, I played the last 15 or 20 shows he ever played,â&#x20AC;? Sanders said. Prior to heading off to Hollywood, Sanders played in local bands Tramp Alley and Talks Cheap. In LA, he kept playing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Queeny Blast Pop, City Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Boys â&#x20AC;&#x201C;and partying as hard as he jammed onstage. After a while, the drugs and booze got to be too much and he returned to his hometown. Now in his fifth year of being free of those addictions, Sanders puts his all into his music and it shows. The primary songwriter of the Proph-

ets, he starts with a riff or tune and the whole band jumps in to craft the song. Sanders writes the lyrics, and through his writing he tells his stories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babylon Boulevardâ&#x20AC;? shows this in myriad ways. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kick It In,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hang Me Upâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rejectionâ&#x20AC;? is raw and fun punk energy, while â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mistress Addictionâ&#x20AC;? opens with just a hint of what sounds like a pedal steel guitar as Sanders sings of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;mistressâ&#x20AC;? he used to sneak off to see to feed his head. Musically, every track is markedly different from the next but with a common thread of swagger and strut. The Prophetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; drummer has his own past heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thankful he lived through. In 2007 Mess, who lives in Tacoma, was in the Army, stationed at Fort Lewis, and serving in Iraq. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A roadside bomb hit our truck. I had a whole bunch of nerve damage in my right arm,â&#x20AC;? he said,

showing the scars that remain. It was unclear whether he would ever drum again, but his doctors said it would be good for him to try. The unconventional physical therapy worked, and it ultimately led to Mess hooking up with Sanders and becoming a â&#x20AC;&#x153;prophet.â&#x20AC;? The guitar work showcased on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babylon Boulevardâ&#x20AC;? gives the Prophets a sound steeped in hard rock history at times echoing back to the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s glam era of the New York Dolls and Iggy Pop. As a whole, the band is poised for greatness given the huge talent each member brings to the table. In addition to their constant touring schedule, the band played 23 dates in Europe last year and seven in Australia. Sanders said the reception has been phenomenal. Audiences knew the lyrics before â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babylon Boulevardâ&#x20AC;? even came out in Europe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we

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Meet Capt. Big Bones this Halloween at Proctor Treats

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AHOY! Little tykes love the captain. By Matt Nagle matt@tacomaweekly.com

Trick-or-treaters of all ages are expected to converge on Proctor District again this Halloween for the annual Proctor Treats, 4-6 p.m. Offering a “safe and sane” Halloween experience for the little ones, and plenty of photo ops for parents, this All Hallows Eve tradition has been part of the district since 1929. A favorite attraction at Proctor Treats for the past decade is Tacoma’s very own Captain Big Bones (a.k.a. Dennis Robinson, a longshoreman with International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23). This year he’ll be in front of Europa Italian Bistro at 2515 N. Proctor

St. Look for a big crowd of kids and the good Captain will most likely be in the middle of them, along with his pet rats Whiskers and Wrinkles and talking parrot Rummy on his shoulder. Every year Capt. Big Bones hands out more than 1,000 strands of high quality, glittery Mardi Gras beads he pulls from an old rum barrel, and children grab them up left and right. “I’ve got something like 12 different colors in my rum barrel,” Robinson said. Oct. 31 also happens to be Robinson’s birthday. “I’m turning 66 this year.” Bring a camera for photos with the Captain and be sure to wish him a happy birthday.

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COMIC RELIEF. The Capitol Steps’ Evan Casey as Mitt Romney and Matt Pearson as Barack Obama. The group will bring their political satire to the Rialto Theater on Oct. 28.

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Wanted: Talented local indie musicians for our new Weekly Mix Tape By Ernest Jasmin ejasmin@tacomaweekly.com

Big changes are headed your way with Tacoma Weekly’s online music coverage. Since I came on board at the beginning of this month, I have been working with Tacoma Weekly’s resident web guru, Cedric Leggin, to come up with new ways we can expose this region’s rich and diverse music scene. The first idea we are unveiling is something we call the Weekly Mix Tape. The idea is that, once a week, we will showcase a dozen tracks from independent artists from around the Northwest, but mostly from the greater Tacoma area. You can give ‘em a listen or two, click on links to bands’ Bandcamp.com pages; and, if you like, maybe spend a few ducats at Rocket Records, Hi-Voltage and other fine establishments that carry local music. Our inaugural mix is up and ready for your listening pleasure at www. tacomaweekly.com/mixtape. But, before you aim your browsers that way, here is what a couple of this week’s “mixees” had to say about their work. “Walking Away” by Bandolier Seattle and Covingtonbased Bandolier is Lino Fernandez on guitar and vocals, Kyle Hill on keys and vocals, Joel Sayson on bass, Samir Baillie on drums and new singer, Sadie Adams. And this dreamy ballad from their “Yellow EP” is a good intro to the band’s sound, which straddles twee-pop and old school soul. “Our former singer Whitney Carlaw wrote the lyrics and I wrote the music,” says Fernandez (whose brother, coincidentally, can be seen on pg. B2 in this edition of Tacoma Weekly). “You can say that she’s hunkered

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down with a new dreampop band that’s being built from the ground up.” Your next chance to catch members of Bandolier in action is at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern on Nov. 1. Granted, they will not be playing their own tunes. It is the Cure vs. the Smiths cover night, a fundraiser for Fernandez, who busted his ankle in a scooter wreck. Meanwhile, you can sample more Bandolier at bandolier.bandcamp.com. “Dandylions Gold” by Fun Police The normally rowdy “Bullies in Blue” showcase a more introspective sound on this cut from last year’s “Clown Control” album. Front man Kevin Schulz (a.k.a. Ranger Ruffhousen) wrote it one summer as he and singer Holley Van Wagoner (Veteran V-Dub) were train hopping their way to Pasco. The pensive refrain: “The hardest thing in life is not getting what you want, it’s deciding what you want.” “I’m such a generalist that I’ve never been able to pick exactly where I want

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to go,” Schulz says. “I’ve never been able to specialize in one area. And most of the people around me are the same.” Point of disclosure: I have been known to dress up as Seattle super-hero Phoenix Jones and join this band onstage for the song they wrote about him. There is even video evidence of the YouTube variety. But for more on the Fun Police head to www. reverbnation.com/thefunpolice1. Also in this week’s mix: The Plastards, Ben Union, Big Wheel Stunt Show, Argonaut, Phasers on Kill, Jeanlizabeth, China Davis, Full Moon Radio, Jori and the Push and Bodybox. So how do I get in on that action, you ask? If your Northwest-based band has fresh cuts that you want to be considered for the Weekly Mix Tape, e-mail download links to music@tacomaweekly. com or, hey, send us a bona fide CD. We like checking out your cover art. Send those to Ernest Jasmin, c/o Tacoma Weekly, 2588 Pacific Highway, Tacoma, WA 98424.

“The Master” 137 min., R 10/26: 2:50, 5:55, 8:50 10/27-10/28: 11:55 am, 2:50, 5:55, 8:50 10/29-11/1: 2:50, 5:55, 8:50 “Little White Lies” 154 min., NR 10/26: 3:00, 10/27: 11:40 am, 3:00 10/28: 11:40 am, 3:00, 8:05 10/29: 3:00, 8:05, 10/30: 3:00 10/31-11/1: 3:00, 8:05 “Somewhere Between” 88 min., NR 10/26-10/29: 6:05, 10/30: 5:50 10/31-11/1: 6:05 “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” 103 min., PG-13 10/26: 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:05 10/27-10/28: 11:50 am, 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:05 10/29-11/1: 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:05 “Samsara” 102 min., PG-13 10/26: 2:00, 8:35 10/27-10/28: 11:35 am, 2:00, 8:35 10/29: 2:00, 10/30: 8:35 10/31-11/1: 2:00, 8:35 “Searching for Sugarman” 85 min., PG-13 10/26-10/28: 4:15, 6:35 10/29-10/30: 4:15 10/31-11/1: 4:15, 6:35 “2 Days in New York” 96 min., R 10/30 only: 2:00, 6:35

FRIDAY, OCT. 26 UNCLE THURM’S: Kareem Kandi (Jazz) 8 p.m., NC

AMOCAT CAFÉ: (Singer/songwriters) C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz (Jazz) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: No Left Turn, 9 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: Loretta Lynn, Chuck Mead (Country) 8:30 p.m., $30-65 EMERALD QUEEN: Notorious 253 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Red Hot Blues Sisters (Blues) 8 p.m., $6-10 LOUIE G’S: Yuck Fou, Coven, Potbelly, Sledgeback, Demon, Porn Stars of Horror, 5:30 p.m., $10, AA MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC NATIVE QUEST: Open mic night, 5 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Jerry Miller (Classic rock jam) 9 p.m., NC SWISS: Radio Active, 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Michael Palhamus Band, 8 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Gary Cook (Jazz guitarist) 5:30 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

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STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino Band (Classic rock/blues) 9 p.m., NC

JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke, 9 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: Miss Shevaugn, Yuma Wray, Shotgun Kitchen, Rusty Cleavers, 9 p.m. OPAL: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Acoustic couch jam, 8:30 p.m. SWISS: Dean Reickard (Blues) 7 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Billy Pease & Friends (Blues) 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCT. 30 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m., NC

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.

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DAVE’S OF MILTON: Bill Pease (Blues jam) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Jam session) 8 p.m. GIBSON’S (STADIUM DISTRICT): Ephraim Richardson (Open mic) 7 p.m. STONEGATE: Tatoosh (Classic rock) 8:30 p.m., NC STUDIO 6 BALLROOM: Maia Santell & House Blend (Jazz/ blues) 7:30 p.m., $10

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“Much Ado About Nothing” 167 min., PG 10/29 only: 7:00 “Phantasm” 88 min., R 10/26-10/27: 9:09

MONDAY, OCT. 29

DAWSON’S: No Left Turn, 9 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Mycle Wastman, Matt Brown, 8 p.m., $20 LOUIE G’S: American Wrecking Company, Riot In Rhythm, Leona X, Ranchero, Three Quarter Minus (Heavy metal) 7 p.m., $10 ROCK THE DOCK: Zero Down Blues Band, 6 p.m., NC SPAR: Ron Rustad’s Review (Traditional jazz) 8 p.m. STONEGATE: (Weezer tribute) 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. THREE CHICKS CATERING: Rock ‘n Roll Magic (Classic rock) 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Helles, Dumbass Jones, Kill Closet, Kraniul Saw, Thou Shalt Kill, 8 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC WESTGATE: Spin Cycle (Classic rock) 9 p.m.

DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC

“Halloween” 91 min., R 10/30 only: 7:30

SWISS: Nolan Garrett, Dip from the Nuggz. Shyan Selah & the Republic of Sound, Two Story Zori, Rocky Sandoval, Kawelo Panui & Kimo Kaheki-Combs of Island Bound, 2 p.m., $20, AA UNCLE SAM’S: Shelly Ely (Blues jam) 7 p.m.

ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. SPAR: Gin Creek (Blues) 7 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Stonegaters (Classic rock jam), 8 p.m., NC

JAZZBONES: Spazmatics (‘80s covers) 7 p.m, $7

JAZZBONES: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m., NC

DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC 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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SAT., OCT. 27 SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB ETC – Visit King’s Books at 11 a.m. for its Spanish Language Book Club! The featured book, plus most of the discussion, will be in Spanish. The book for October is “Amado amo” by Rosa Montero. Books available at King’s Books. The group meets the last Saturday of every month at the bookstore. Info: www. kingsbookstore.com.

COMING EVENTS

‘ROCKABYE DEAD MAN’ FILM – Rockabye Dead Man is a rock opera about a detective and a police officer who are summoned to an old dark house to investigate the murder of their boss, the commissioner. Soon after, they become entangled in a web of deceit among the house guests, and are forced to confront the supernatural presence within the manor. Set entirely to original rock music, and complemented with beautiful black and white cinemaphotography. The short film premieres Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. at Washington State History Museum. Suggested donation is $3. Info: www.rockabyedeadman.com.

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 trickor-treating throughout the Square for the community. Visit on Halloween Day from 4-7 p.m. There will be trickor-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. ‘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.

THURS., NOV. 1 BOOK AND WINE AUCTION HAPPENINGS – King’s Books is hosting its third

production by e-mailing calendar@tacomaweekly.com or calling (253) 759-5773.

GOBLINS, GHOULS AND HUMANS WITH A DESIRE FOR DEVILISH FUN ARE TAKING PART IN METRO PARKS’ BLACK CAT RUN OCT. 27 AT 6 P.M. RUNNERS CAN CHOOSE FROM TWO COURSES OF EITHER 5 OR 2.5 MILES. BOTH COURSES BEGIN AND END NEAR THE KIOSK AT PEARL STREET ENTRANCE TO POINT DEFIANCE PARK AND BOTH ARE CHIP-TIMED. THE ENTRY FEE IS $35 IN ADVANCE, OR $40 ON THE DAY OF THE RACE. THE FEE INCLUDES A LONG-SLEEVED TECH TEE AND GLOW STICKS. WALKERS, KIDS AND STROLLERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE MOONLIT MERRIMENT. THE FIVE-MILE RACE STARTS AT 6:05 P.M., AND THE 2.5-MILE RUN STARTS AT 6:10 P.M. THE BEST-DRESSED RUNNER WILL WIN A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SOUTH SOUND RUNNING, AND OTHER PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR BEST COSTUMES IN THE CATEGORIES OF BEST DOG COSTUME, BEST KIDS COSTUME AND WORST COSTUME. POST-RACE FESTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE LIVE MUSIC, HAY BALES, SNACKS, BEVERAGES, DOOR PRIZES AND MORE. INFO: WWW.METROPARKSTACOMA.ORG.

CHOIR CONCERT MUSIC – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church will hold its 22nd annual Reformation Sunday Hymn Festival. It will have performances by the choir from Trinity Lutheran Church in Parkland, Evergreen Brass Quintet, the acappela group PLUtonics, bagpipers and guest soloists. There is no charge to attend. It will start at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow at 5 p.m. The church is located at 3315 S. 19th St.

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‘THE CAPITOL STEPS’ THEATER – “We didn’t start satire; it was always burning since the world was turning ...” The Capitol Steps will bring down the house . . . and Senate with their unique blend of music and political comedy. Not for the faint of heart nor for those considering a run for office. The show puts the “mock” in Democracy! Coming just in time to rebalance your political nervous system ahead of the fall election. The performance will take place Oct. 28 at the Rialto Theater at 3 p.m. Tickets: $35-$68, available at www.broadwaycenter.org.

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FRI. & SAT., NOV. 2, 3 FALL FESTIVAL AND BAZAAR HAPPENINGS – Summit United Methodist Women are organizing a Fall Festival and Bazaar for Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to enjoy crafts, vendors, garden art, apple dumplings and more! The bazaar supports the church’s Tacoma/Pierce County community outreach programs to help feed the hungry, care for the homeless and more. 5316 104th St. E. (104th Street and Canyon Road). Info: (253) 537-6560.

FRI., NOV. 9 VIDEO GAMES LIVE! HAPPNEINGS – This immersive concert event features music from the most popular video games of all time. Taking place at the Pantages Theater at 7:30 p.m., the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra will perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience! It is not just a concert, but a celebration of the entire video game phenomenon that people of all ages will adore. Tickets: $39-$94, available at www.broadwaycenter.org.

BULLETIN BOARD ‘BONFIRES, BEAVER PELTS AND BOGEYMEN’ HAPPENINGS – Celebrate Halloween in the style of past centuries by listening to ghost stories told around a roaring bonfire. The Fort Nisqually

Foundation presents “Bonfires, Beaver Pelts & Bogeymen” from 7-9 p.m. on Oct. 26-27. Follow a trail of glowing jack-o-lanterns to a blazing bonfire in the meadow beyond the fort’s walls. Storytellers from the past will send shivers down your spine as their words bring forth the spirits of the fur trade. The evening begins with “gentler” tales appropriate for all ages. After a break for complimentary cider and cookies, the stories get increasingly scarier. October nights can be as chilling as the stories so dress accordingly. Chairs or blankets to sit on are welcome. Please do not bring umbrellas. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m., stories begin at 7 p.m. Tickets: $5 for adults/$3 for children if purchased in advance and $6 for adults/$4 for children at the event. Tickets are available online at www.FortNisquallyFoundation.org. ‘A CHORUS LINE’ THEATER – The national tour of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical “A Chorus Line” is making a stop in Tacoma Oct. 26-27. The production will take place at the Pantages Theater at 7:30 p.m. Known as one of the longer-running shows in Broadway history, Michael Bennett’s “A Chorus Line” is a marvel. In the starkness of a naked theater, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It is the one opportunity to do what they have always dreamed – to have the chance to dance. This is the story for everyone who has ever had a dream that required “you to put it all on the line.” Tickets: $49-$84, available at www. broadwaycenter.org. ‘NIGHT WATCH’ – Tacoma Little Theatre presents “Night Watch” by Lucille Fletcher and directed by Randy Clark. Elaine Wheeler screams as she sees (or believe she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police find nothing. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a lady psychiatrist who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. The plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved – Elaine’s old friend and house guest THEATER

Blanch; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid, Helga – all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax. Performances take place through Nov. 11 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. A pay-what-you-can performance takes place Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. FLOWERS FOR TACOMA ART – Andy Warhol’s Flowers for Tacoma explores the context and development of flower imagery in Warhol’s career, focusing on his 1982 proposal for Tacoma Dome. Warhol’s extensive use of flowers throughout his career will be represented by early illustrations from the 1950s, series of flower prints and numerous photographs made by Warhol and his circle that illustrate the artist’s fascination with the fragility and beauty of flowers. The exhibit opens Nov. 3 and runs through Feb. 10. Info: tacomaartmuseum.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 Collection” is on display at Tacoma Art Museum. The works on view are some of the best from its collection of paintings by Northwest artists. It runs until March. 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 invent-

ed 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) 272-3211 or visit www.tedbrownmusic.com. SUPPORT GROUP ETC – Suffering from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue? Attend this support group, which meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at the Tacoma Area Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities building, located at 6315 S. 19th St. The group’s mission is to improve the morale of people coping with these challenges. Its activities include face-to-face encouragement, networking, sharing of resources as well as individual discoveries. 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.

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1978 Statler Doublewide. Approximately 24 feet by 52 feet. Two bedroom, 1-3/4 baths, living room, breakfast bar between kitchen and TV room and dining room with built-in buffet. Includes washer/ dryer, refrigerator, range, oven and dishwasher. Currently located on a leased site in 55 and over park of approximately 14 similar units conveniently located between Tacoma and Puyallup. Location has covered carport with shop/storage shed of 8 feet by 18 feet. Fenced backyard. $14,500 OBO. Please call 360584-4165 or 360-7051739 to arrange an appointment to view.

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HOMES FOR SALE

Mobile Home For Sale. 1 Bedroom Senior Park $7900. (253) 219-6523

Timeless,Classic Beauty APPROVED SHORTSALE 6925 Hillgrove Lane SW $335,000 Timeless, classic beauty w/ upgrades galore, sits on estate like lawn w/ lovely landscaping. W/ 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths, this gorgeous home beckons you w/ charm & easy Ă RRUSODQ3LFN\RXU master bedroomone on the main Ă RRURUWDNHWKHRQH upstairs- the choice is yours. Huge 2 car garage w/ additional shop area- very appealing to some; spacious living room, dining room & sweet kitchen appeal to all. Newer windows, heat pump & A/C. Rumored to have once been owned by the Rockefellers... MLS# 224641 Shannon Agent Extraordinaire 253-691-1800 or shannonsells @hotmail.com Better Properties North Proctor

Sweet Victorian! 1245 S. Adams $195,000. MLS#403341

CHARMING, TURNKEY HOME ON THE

18TH HOLE

4420 40th Ave NE $349,000

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OAKBROOK 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on

beautiful, large lot. 2165 SQ ft. Grand entry, huge master, One owner home. $234,950.00 NWMLS # 410774

FABULOUS FIRCREST COFFEE SHOP,

RENT

three years young. A must see. Priced to sell at $50,000.00 nwmls # 407461 Call for details.

Jean Bonter 253-312-2747

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Food & Beverage Businesses 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath. Charming, turnkey home on the 18th hole in super quiet community- feels secluded, yet minutes from I-5. Enchanting details & warm, Tuscany colors throughout- this home is a gem. Move in & start relaxing- the work has already been done. Enjoy morning coffee on covered front porch, dine al fresco & listen to nature from your back deck. Granite slab counters, master on main, a den which could easily double as 4th bedroom, yummy media nook upstairsthis house has it all. Welcome home. Shannon Agent Extraordinaire 253-691-1800 or shannonsells @hotmail.com Better Properties North Proctor

4 Sale with Owner Contract VERY SUCCESSFUL/PROFITABLE SPORTS BAR Business is For Sale for $390,000 Terms are avail. LAUNDROMAT W/ DROP SHOP. Same location 15 years in Lakewood. Excellent lease with contract terms. $51,000 LANDMARK â&#x20AC;&#x153;BBQ INNâ&#x20AC;? Restaurant/ Lounge For Sale for $700,000 (R.E. $600K, Bus. $100K). Bldg. has been completely remodeled for a sports bar and grill. DOWNTOWN TACOMA COFFEE SHOP CAFE 1,200 SF with excellent lease, $46,000, terms available. RURAL LIVING: ASHFORD, WA- Restr./Lounge, $125,000 with $50K Down, Real E. Avail: 3.4 Commercial Acres for Future Devel., 3 BR Remodeled Home, price laundromat. reduced

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Full or Twin Mattress Set New Factory Sealed. Delivery Available. $120 Will Take. (253) 539-1600

NEW!!! 7 Piece Cherry Bedroom Set Includes Dresser, Mirror, 1 Nightstand, Headboard, Rails. Plus New Mattress Set still in plastic $499 (253) 539-1600 5 Piece Pub Set Table & 4 Chairs New in Box List $1,000 Sell $350 253-5373056 3 Piece Living Room Set New in plastic. Lifetime Warranty On Frame. $495 (253) 537-3056 Free Mattress Set with Cherry Wood Sleigh Bed Never Used. In Plastic. $380 (253) 537-3056 All New Pillow Top Mattress Set! Queen Size w/Warranty, Still in Original Plastic. &DQ 'HOLYHU 6DFULĂ&#x20AC;FH $149 (253) 539-1600

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Lovingly maintained Victorian on a large fully fenced lot. The charm is evident the minute you step into the entry and see the high ceilings, open staircase and EHDXWLIXO Ă&#x20AC;U Ă RRUV 0DLQ Ă RRU KDV OLYLQJ rm., dining rm., bedroom, full bath, kitchen and utility rm. Upstairs with 2 bedrooms, and a 3/4 bath. Large windows throughout the home provide tons of light! A great location...walk to 6th Ave. and enjoy all it has to offer! Call Pam @253 691-0461 for more details or for a private showing. Better Properties North Proctor PAM LINDGREN BETTER PROPERTIES NORTH PROCTOR plindgren@ betterproperties.com 253 691.0461

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NOTICES 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&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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Get involved with Metro Parks Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Citizen Advisory Councils! The Business & Responsive Agency Council helps district leadership with business SODQQLQJ Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO sustainability decisions, revenue development and quality assurance. Monthly meetings focus on issues that affect the future of our park system. Visit www.metroparkstacoma. org/business-volunteer to learn more or call Brett Freshwaters, Chief )LQDQFLDO 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHU DW 253.305.1081. Brettf@ tacomaparks.com.

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.

Meals on Wheels at Federal Way Senior Center seeks morning volunteers: One Co-coordinator, Friday and Monday; two Callers, Monday; three Packers, Wednesday; two Drivers, Thursday. To learn more, call 206-727-6250.

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.

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We need a Spanish speaking volunteer Tuesday & Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in she will call you back.

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 SURJUDP RSWLRQV WR Ă&#x20AC;W \RXU schedule and 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.

Special events bring the community together and provide families with affordable fun. Metro Parks Tacoma needs volunteers to help produce memorable events. Visit www. m e t ro p a r k s t a c o m a . org/volunteer and ZPNU\W[VILUV[PĂ&#x201E;LKVM special event service opportunities. To learn more, contact Roxanne Miles, Volunteer Manager, at 253.305.1068. R o x a n n e m @ tacomaparks.com.

Make a difference in the life of a child! The Northwest Youth Sports Alliance is looking for coaches for our developmental youth sports program. Sports vary by season. Coaches are provided general training and go through a national background check clearance process. For more information, visit www. metroparkstacoma.org/ nysa or contact Roy Fletcher, Youth Sports Coordinator, royf@ tacomaparks.com or 253.305.1025. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Come be a part of Gig Harborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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, SOHDVH FDOO WKH RIĂ&#x20AC;FH DQG sign up. We 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! Help a Child Improve Reading One-on-one support makes a huge difference in an elementary studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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&#x20AC;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 CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED Help adults learn to speak English! Mornings, no experience or foreign language skills needed. South Tacoma. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy, 253-5711887. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you enjoy helping toddlers learn, you can help us! Seeking retired or experienced volunteers to assist in expanding our capacity and provide quality learning for busy little people. (No diaper changing!) Background check required. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy 253571-1887

INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x153;MEMORY COMMUNITYâ&#x20AC;? What It Is: We are Memory &RPPXQLW\ D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W corporation). The Memory Community Project is a creative service to seniors. Our Goals & Objectives: To create an accessible resource that: â&#x20AC;˘ helps our senior citizens tell their stories â&#x20AC;˘ connects the young and the old â&#x20AC;˘ increases our understanding of those before us who help us be who we are â&#x20AC;˘ honors the generations before us and show our appreciation by preserving their memories â&#x20AC;˘ All seniors are ZHOFRPHWRYROXQWHHUIRUĂ&#x20AC;OPLQJ their story! â&#x20AC;˘ At most two days of work during daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release Form signing Day 2: Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LGHDOO\ ZUDSSHG ZLWKLQ half a day What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you WRWDONDERXWLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;OP8VH 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 a PHHWLQJ 7KH Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LV IUHH 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&#x20AC;W )RRG Distribution Program. Older teens are welcomed to volunteer and gain valuable work experience. Contact Ms. Lee at (253) 677-7740 for further information. Knitters and Crocheters &RPH-RLQ8V/RYLQJ+HDUWV is a group of volunteers who crochet or knit: hats for chemo, baby items, and blankets for different QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RUJDQL]DWLRQV with in the community. We meet twice a month. Once on the second Tuesday, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and again on the fourth Thursday, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Please join us at the WayPoint Church, 12719 134th Ave KP N, Gig Harbor. We are also in need of donations of yarn. For more information please email: lovingheartsonkp@aol. com or call Virginia at 253884â&#x20AC;&#x201D;9619 Loving Hearts also meets 1pm to 3pm 3rd

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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. Day-time volunteers especially needed. Comprehensive training and on-going support are provided. Call 253-534-7050 or log onto www.fhshealth. org to learn more Brighten the day of a senior with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

VOLUNTEERS 7:00pm and ends before 9:00pm. Held at Kloshe Illahee Lodge at 2500 S. 370th. This is East of Enchanted Parkway in Federal Way, South of 348th. For more information call 253-946-2300.

Tacoma Bible College Requests anyone interested in making friends with international students to call S. Robinson at (253)-3960467

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

PETS Need safe farms or barns

Tiny Bird Rescue Sandy 253-770-8552

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Waffles is a big puff ball of love! Shilah is a He is a sweet boy beautiful older who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like girl with lots of to be picked up love to give! She but would love to snuggle on any lap loves to play and is looking for a and is great with everyone - people Forever Family to complete! and animals alike! Currently available animals are featured on our website www.MetroAnimalServices.org

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Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to help with special mailings. Call Janice Hutchins at 6272175. The Greater Federal Way Orchid Society invites you anyone who is interested in learning about growing orchids - to attend their monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month except July, August & December. We gather at 6:30pm, meeting starts at

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