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ocal politicos did some party hopping Tuesday night, with a roster of election night parties dotted around Tacoma to watch the vote counts roll in over beers and mixed libations of every sort.

The ground zeros for elected officials included three spots downtown. State Representative Jake Fey and district Senator Jeannie Darneille hosted a gig at B Sharp Coffee House along Opera Alley Court C to mark Election Day with Patricia Lecy-Davis and her supporters. Deputy Mayor Marty Campbell hosted a re-election party at the nearby Tacoma Cabana X See ELECTION / page A10



ROAD RASH. Even though Mayor

Marilyn Strickland retained her seat in a challenger-less race, she and other supporters of Proposition 1 were disappointed as the votes were counted on election night. Tacoma Weekly’s Pothole Pig, who lost his leg in one of Tacoma’s moon crater potholes, stopped by to share his condolences.

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GIVING THANKS BY GIVING. Planting Seeds organizers Stephanie, Timothy Dillon, Stella Maris Vera, Marlene Carrillo, Tasha-feisty Decottle, Shantee Moorehead and Nick Fediay planned the food drive at Soul in Proctor.


By Kathleen Merryman Tacoma is throwing a new kind of food drive for Thanksgiving. It’s a city-wide collaboration aimed at feeding hungry school kids and their families, and, in doing so, letting them know that this whole city cares for them. It started with barbers. At the beginning of the past eight school years, Hasani Fredericks of Legends has corralled his pals in the hair business to fill backpacks and food baskets for Lincoln High School’s “Rock The Rim” back-to-school festival. Each year, more than 50 barbers participate. This September, the drive brought a basketball tournament to Lincoln High School, plus 1,000 stuffed backpacks. Now they’re out to stuff turkeys.



To do that, Timothy Dillon, owner of Tacoma’s Finest Clippers, founded Planting Seeds. “I wanted to find a way to continually give back to the community,” Dillon said. “Yes, there are resources available for people to take advantage of, but the ultimate goal of Planting Seed is to give education outside of the classroom such as mentoring programs, summer lunch programs, food drives, toy drives, clothes drives, job fairs, and apprenticeships. Why? Because we perish from the lack of knowledge and the seeds we sow today are the fruit we bear tomorrow.” It may seem odd that business competitors would work so closely together but, on Tacoma’s East Side, it’s as natural as growing up, said community activist Marlene Carrillo. A proud Eastsider, a lifelong volunteer and one of Tacoma X See DRIVE / page A10

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With the anchor STAR Center up and running in South Tacoma, Metro Parks officials are gathering ideas about what attractions and activities the rest of the 75-acre parks campus will have in the years to come. Changes there are in the works as at another community center elsewhere in Tacoma. The SERA Campus Master Plan update will be outlined at 6 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St. to show what a 2009 plan suggested for the site as well as to gain thoughts about what other sports or activities the area could offer even as features are being added, including an outdoor playground, outdoor event spaces and a spray ground. “That master plan could change based on what information we get,” said project manager Kristi Evans. “There could be some updates. We certainly want to hear from people.” Some suggestions already under discussion concern thoughts of keeping the park as natural as possible rather than developing the campus for sports fields, and having an indoor sports field for winter activities. Comments and suggestions from the meeting will be presented to the Metro Parks board in February, which will then select projects to submit for grant funding during the next twoyear budgeting cycle. “Generally, we don’t design things unless they are funded,” Evans said. While the SERA site discussions work their way to planning boards, so too does talk about a community center on Tacoma’s Eastside. The City of Tacoma, Metro Parks, Tacoma Housing Authority and Tacoma School District are developing a feasibility study for what could be a destination community hub in the underserved neighborhood. A community meeting was held in October that began formal discussions of the project that would provide community gathering and recreational spaces that have been absent since the Boys and Girls Club sold, the neighborhood library closed and a neighborhood elementary school and a middle school were mothballed. “We need to create some gathering points that create community,” Deputy Mayor and Eastside Councilmember Marty Campbell said. The draft feasibility study should be done by late November and provide a framework of what the community needs and how the partners could develop plans to offer programs.

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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 continued those efforts in 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 Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.






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Kaiser was one of the many small, upstart car companies to emerge immediately after World War II. And like many, it was short lived. The company only made cars from 1947 to 1955 and struggled most of that time at finding a foothold in the car market with a roster of economical, light-weight and innovative cars. One of its last-ditch efforts to tap into the market came in 1953, when Kaiser slimmed down the model and updated its styling with the addition of chrome and a tailfin. Henry J. Kaiser and Joe Frazer had formed the Kaiser-Frazer Corp. in 1945 with the first cars being produced two years later as Frazers. They didn’t take on the Kaiser name until the partnership split in 1951. The cars offered a six-cylinder engine, while its competitors all had eight-cylinder options. In 1953, a highend version of the Kaiser rolled out


and was named the Kaiser Dragon. The exterior was given a reptilian theme trim package complete with “dragonskin” vinyl room. Designer Carleton Spencer retooled the interior by continuing this theme in its upholstery. It featured a 14-carat gold-plated hood ornament, exterior emblem, fender script and glovebox nameplate. While it is seen as landmark car, the end of the road was

City News *0;@(**,7;05.*644<50;@*3,(5<7(7730*(;065: Residents in Tacoma can print, fill out and turn in their applications to participate in the City of Tacoma’s 2014 Community Cleanup Program starting now. The program offers each neighborhood area one cleanup day per calendar year up to 16 cleanup days throughout the city. The City provides dumpsters for residential customers who live in single-family homes or duplexes on their neighborhood’s day to spruce up their properties and save a trip to the Tacoma Landfill. Residents interested in applying for their neighborhood can print the form at Completed forms need to be returned by Feb. 10 to Community Based Services Community Cleanup (747 Market St., Room 208, Tacoma, WA 98402). Applications also can be faxed to (253) 573-2585 or scanned and emailed to “The community cleanup program is an amazing partnership between neighborhood groups and the city to work together to clean up our neighborhoods,” said Tansy Hayward, director of Neighborhood and Community Services. “The goal is to provide clean and safe neighborhoods where people want to live, play and work.” For more information contact Neighborhood and Community Services at (253) 591-5026 or cdegrosse@cityoftacoma. org. 057<;5,,+,+655,> ,(:;:0+,*644<50;@*,5;,9 Metro Parks will hold its next public open house on Nov. 14 for area residents to give their input on building a new state-of-the-art community center on the eastside of Tacoma. The open house will be held in the Stewart Heights Pool Splash Room, 402 E. 56th St. For more information, contact Shon Sylvia at (253) 305-1072 or 7<)30*057<;05=0;,+-69 9,5(405.4*2053,@73(@-0,3+ Metro Parks is facilitating a process to rename McKinley Playfield on Tacoma’s east side. Those interested in providing names for consideration are encouraged to attend the Nov. 18 Eastside Neighborhood Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Stewart Heights Pool meeting room. 402 E. 56th St. Nominations must reflect one or more of the following criteria: s The site’s unique geography or geology s Historical events, persons or actions related to establishing the site s Influential persons who have made a substantial and lasting contribution related to the park or community s The site’s unique and sentimental appeal to its users s The site’s commonly used name based on its unique attributes. Nominations from this meeting will be added to five suggestions provided earlier in the year through a process involving east side school children. If you have questions or would like to make an absentee nomination prior to the meeting, contact Community Engagement Manager Roxanne Miles at (253) 305-1068 or 769;6-;(*64(4(92: @,(9: The Port of Tacoma celebrated its 95th anniversary Nov. 5. Pierce County citizens voted in 1918 to create the port district


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Janie Morris was fairly skipping with delight as she loaded 35 canvas bags with produce and gifts then toted them to the Broadway Farmers Market’s wagons. On the last day of the season, vendors were shining with Tacoma spirit, sending some of their best wares to the people who need it most – the clients of Tacoma Adventist Community Services Special Dietary Needs Food Bank at 3108 E. Portland Ave. That’s a mouthful, and the contents of the bag added up to a meal-full. “It’s a lovely little dinner on us,” said Morris, Tacoma Farmers Markets’ executive director, as she sorted the contents of one Get Fresh With A Local tote. She found honey, soap, sippy cups, toothpaste and hand-knit hats, and vegetables fresher than in any store. “Look, dried beans in a jar for bean soup, with a recipe,” she said. “Kale, onions, garlic, apples and carrots. We had a group get up this morning and harvest 35 bunches of carrots.” Those beta carotene delivery systems came straight from two East Side community gardens: Green Thumb, just across Portland Avenue from the food bank, and Rogers Park, up the high hill behind it. Both gardens share with food banks during the growing season, but the fresh produce is especially important to the Seventh Day Adventist bank according to director Ron Ringering and 15-year volunteer Lori Thorne. “We serve diabetics, cancer patients, people with AIDS, heart patients and the terminally ill, anyone with special dietary needs,” Thorne said. “We started 25 years ago and served 50


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families that first year,” said Ringering. He’s a numbers guy, and rattled off the stats: “In September we gave 83,787 pounds of food to 4,551 people. Last fiscal year we served 44,722 people 802,681 pounds of food. The in-kind value of our volunteers was $191,478, and the food value was $1,332,450.46.” That food comes in from Emergency Food Network, Food Lifeline, The Gleaning Project, food drives, stores with surplus, and the neighbors’ gardens. The money, including grants from The Puyallup Tribe and, lately, the $450 Thorne made at a yard sale, helps pay expenses, including the $1,000 a month it costs to run the refrigeration system. The labor comes from volunteers, including tribal members and Pastor Ed Wren’s

Biker Tabernacle Church. “It’s community,” Ringering said. “We’re trying to focus on healthy food, but it’s a burden for anybody in that area to get good, healthy food. We’ve had an increase in diabetics, and a decrease in donations.” That is why he beamed as he wheeled the market’s wagons toward his van. “Well look at the fresh produce. It looks like 35 families will get fresh food. How often do they get something like this? They couldn’t afford to shop at this farmer’s market. We’re going to take it back and give it away right away.” That’s what he did, and, thanks to their neighbors at the gardens and their friends at the market, those 35 families enjoyed a main dish of Tacoma spirit.

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If you’re a parent, the next time your kids ask if they can “go to a friend’s house,” remember the face of missing child predator Sou- DAVID ROSE rideth Ramangkoun. Ramangkoun was busted in Tacoma for preying on a teen girl. She was the friend of his girlfriend’s daughter who came

over to see her. His daughter wasn’t there but he was. The girl started doing some homework while she waited. That’s when he sexually assaulted her. “He’s been convicted of child molestation,” says Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer. “He’s wanted for DUI and Failure to Register, so we have somebody who’s a known sex offender and a drinker. That’s someone who can be dangerous around children. He hasn’t reported in. We don’t know where he’s at. We want

to find out and make sure that there’s nobody else out there in danger, and he’s held accountable for his location, so people know he’s in the area.” Ramangkoun was also convicted of preying on a second young victim, a girl just 11 years old. If you know where deputies can find him, call Tacoma\ Pierce County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips. There is a cash reward for information leading to his capture and all calls are anonymous.


It seems the adage “good fences make good neighbors” doesn’t apply to Tacoma. A man along the 500 block of South 61st Street called police after he watched his neighbor drive into his fence – twice. The incident came after the resident filed a restraining order against the neighbor following a previous dispute regarding the fence line. The most recent incidents were videotaped on Nov. 4, with copies filed into police evidence. Officers watched the videos that showed the suspect knocking over the fence and throwing the boards onto the neighbor’s property before driving off. The officers then contacted the suspect, who was confrontational and refused to answer questions regarding the incidents. He was placed under arrest and struggled with officers as they handcuffed him. He then said, “I can do much worse to you. Just take these cuffs off.” He was taken to Fife jail, where he said that the fence “shouldn’t have been there in the first place” and that “the next time I’m just going to kick his f---ing a-- instead of pushing over his fence.” s



A self-proclaimed meth head got into a bit of trouble Nov. 4, when he found his way into an abandoned house along the 1400 block of South Eighth Street. He was spotted by a neighborhood watch volunteer, who was keeping a close eye on the house since people had been seen walking in and out of it for some time despite the house being vacant and void of furniture and utilities. Officers arrived to find the drug user upstairs. The man had several keys and locks as well as a residential security camera that had been cut from an installed system. Officers also found a metal finish bb gun. The man denied ownership of the bb gun but admitted that the locks were his, although he didn’t say why he had a collection of keys and locks other than to say, “Meth users do stupid stuff.” He was taken to jail. Written by Steve Dunkelberger

4(%&4 !.$ #(%#+ &2!5$ Gig Harbor Police detectives need your help to identify the suspects responsible for a vehicle prowl and check fraud. Sometime between 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. on September 23rd, 2013, unidentified suspect(s) prowled a vehicle in the parking lot of the Gig Harbor YMCA. The suspect(s) stole credit cards and checks from the vehicle, and then used the stolen checks to deposit and withdraw over Fridays at 10:30pm on

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When Trish Hensley-Kohl made a split-second decision to swerve off the road as an out-of-control vehicle sped down the highway toward her, she ultimately saved her life and the lives of her three passengers, including her 5-yearold son. But in doing so, she took the majority of the impact of a drunk driver who careened into the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side door. She broke nearly every bone in her body, racked up more than $800,000 in medical bills, and was deemed unable to work or even adequately care for her young son. The accident occurred July 15, 2012 and, more than a year later, Hensley-Kohl is still hardly able to walk or go through the daily mundane tasks many take for granted. But thanks to the love and support of her friends, a local business and a few rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bands, the future is looking brighter. Several of her friends have come together to hold a benefit in her honor, in the hopes of raising enough money to help purchase a wheelchair-accessible van to provide her with some form of transportation. On Friday, Nov. 15, Louie Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizzeria will host a fundraiser featuring several local bands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Klover Jane, Garrett Whitney and Amadon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just want to do something to help her feel hopeful again,â&#x20AC;? said organizer Boston Mauritsen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want her to know the community is here for her.â&#x20AC;? Mauritsen and her own family have already donated a Hoveround to help Hensley-Kohl move around her home, but she still has trouble getting to the many doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointments and running errands outside the home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She would do anything


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for her friends, so we want to do what we can to help her,â&#x20AC;? Mauritsen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also want to bring attention to the repercussions of drinking and driving. There were children involved in this accident, and through no fault of her own, Trish is now unable to work. All she can do right now is focus on getting better.â&#x20AC;? Mauritsen hopes to raise about $5,000 during the event â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just enough to purchase a van, and help Hensley-Kohl regain a sense of independence. Although there is no cover for the event, donations will be happily accepted, and organizers also hope to raise money through a donation raffle for a variety items, ranging from a basket full of high quality salon hair products, to gift cards to local restaurants, and even boot camp classes with local personal trainer Shawn Bell. Many items are currently available on the online auction site, www.32auctions. com/organizations/10502/ auctions/11634/show_info. Louie Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is located at 5219 Pacific Highway E. in Fife. This all-ages, family friendly event takes place from 5:30-10 p.m.

Mount Tahoma High School students talk politics with U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer By Kathleen Merryman

Tuesday, U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer experienced something rare and wonderful in the life of a member of Congress: He met with a group of diverse and thoughtful constituents who asked tough questions, listened with care and, occasionally, challenged him. Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s U.S. Representative from the 6th District was visiting Mount Tahoma High School when this miracle of civil civics occurred in a government class. High school administrators had invited him to see the school, meet with Communities in Schools (CIS) reps, elected officials and students. In the CIS equation, Kilmer represented community members investing their time in studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; future. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had practice with that, serving on the CIS board in Gig Harbor, but he wanted to hear how the program was working at Mount Tahoma. Very well, principal Kevin Kannier told him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our test scores are improving dramatically,â&#x20AC;? Kannier told Kilmer, Tacoma School Board member Karen Vialle and Pierce County Councilmember Connie Ladenburg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are the only Tacoma school in which the numbers are improving in all four sets.â&#x20AC;? CIS is a big factor in the progress at multiple levels, Kannier said. Friday afternoons, it offers students backpacks filled with a weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of food. It helps students make up course credits with Apex computer learning classes. It connects students to volunteer opportunities that teach them that they are valuable, and valued, members of the community. It encourages mentors so students can develop a connection with at least one caring adult. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every child needs to know at least one person who cares about them,â&#x20AC;? Kannier said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are wrap-around services that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist at Wilson or Stadium.â&#x20AC;? CIS and Mount Tahoma also collaborate in bringing speakers and incentives to the school. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not necessarily,â&#x20AC;? Kilmer responded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But more and more jobs demand some college. The more education you get, the less likely you will be to be unemployed.â&#x20AC;? High school drop-outs are more likely than grads to land in prison., he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like the community to invest more in education on the front end and less in prisons on the back end.â&#x20AC;? Programs like College Bound, College Success Foundation, Head Start, Communities in Schools, and adequate funding from the national to the local level push that. The students asked on: What about the budget? Look for results. Cut or fix programs that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work, and fund those that do. Build tax policy that benefits middle-income workers and does not give breaks to the super-wealthy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you look at budgets as a reflection of our values, we are not living up to our values,â&#x20AC;? Kilmer said. Was that partial government shut down worth it? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really stupid,â&#x20AC;? Kilmer responded. It hurt people, and it hurt the economy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is it true you did not take your salary during it?â&#x20AC;? a young woman asked. Yes, Kilmer replied. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said that if Congress is not going to do its job, I am not going to get paid.â&#x20AC;? That is how it works in the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; world. That is what his constituents should expect of him, no matter where they stand on the political map. And that is where he and all the students agreed.

how Kilmer came to that government classroom. The room itself should be an inspiration to those who think that a government is a simple organism. Assignments on the whiteboard and discussion topics on the bulletin boards challenge students to look at issues from every angle, discern the facts clouded by rhetoric and appreciate that civil debate can result in better policy. Kilmer nodded to that last point when he introduced himself to the students as a rookie congressman with an interest in economics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is way too much focus on partisanship,â&#x20AC;? he said of his new workplace. Then he bowed to questions. What, the students wanted to know, will fix the economy? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are no silver bullets to get this economy cooking. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more like silver buckshot,â&#x20AC;? Kilmer answered. Invest in great training for the workforce. Build and repair the infrastructure. Fight for the projects that reflect the values of the constituents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most frustrating part of the job,â&#x20AC;? asked another student. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of time and energy is focused on partisan bull,â&#x20AC;? Kilmer answered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot more productive to not get frustrated but to get motivated. Over eight years I knocked on 52,000 doors, and I heard that people just want us to stop moving backward and start moving forward.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you believe college is a make-or-break in impacting the community?â&#x20AC;? a student asked.

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Domestic violence is preventable violence By Laura Finley, Ph.D. In the last two weeks over a four-day period, 14 adults and seven children from four different states were killed in domestic violence-related murders. In Texas, police said a man with a long criminal history and a substance abuse problem went on a murder spree on October 26, killing his mother in the home he shared with her, then an aunt and three others. On Oct. 28, police officer Christopher Robinson shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her firefighter boyfriend near Baltimore, Maryland. Robinson then committed suicide. In New York City, a relative hacked to pieces a mother and her four young children. Bryan Sweatt, who called 911 and told the operator he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;stressed out,â&#x20AC;? broke into his girlfriendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home in Greenwood, South Carolina, where he duct-taped her then shot and killed her and four others, including two children, before killing himself. In the U.S, an estimated 1,300 people are killed each year from domestic violence. This is nine women each week. According to Futures Without Violence, in 2011, 1,707 women were murdered by men, and, of them, 1,509 were by people they knew. Over half of the homicides involved guns. These fatalities are preventable.

Experts are clear that the best predictor of a domestic violence murder is a past history of domestic violence. Weapons in the home increase the risk of a fatality by a factor of 12. Guns are used in 92 percent of murder-suicides involving intimate partners. A history of domestic violence coupled with a difficult economic situation combine to dramatically increase the risk as well. Substance abuse also escalates the situation and is a factor in 40 percent of murder-suicides. What this tells me is that the U.S. needs to do far more to help families who are struggling. Rather than presume domestic violence to be a law enforcement problem, we need to think of it as a community problem, one that is integrally tied to supporting families. The U.S. currently ranks second to last among developed nations in terms of child poverty, according to a UNICEF report. A 2012 report called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The State of Working America, 12th Editionâ&#x20AC;? found the U.S. to have higher poverty rates and weaker safety nets than peer countries. We are also the world leader in illegal drug abuse, and there are more guns in the country, and gun-related violence, than anywhere else. More mentally ill people in the U.S. are in jails and prisons than in hospitals. Yet the U.S. leads the world in terms of the size, scope and

expenditures on military and warfare. Had there been more help for these families, perhaps these atrocities would have been averted. Perhaps if these perpetrators had received more community-based support for their economic, substance abuse and mental health issues, 13 lives would have been saved. Should just some of the funds devoted to the military instead be devoted to family support services, who knows how many other lives could be saved? While there are services for victims, many times such services are at capacity. A 2012 report by the National Network to End Domestic Violence found 10,471 unmet requests for services. Sometimes victims are treated in cold or demeaning ways by over-burdened and hyper-bureaucratic service providers, or they are told that they need to wait in long lines and jump a laundry list of hoops to get the services they are seeking. Instead of relying on social service agencies, victim services, too, should be seen as a community affair, one in which we all take responsibility for helping those in need. Laura Finley, Ph.D., teaches in the Barry University Department of Sociology & Criminology and is syndicated by PeaceVoice.

Time to repeal the medical device tax By Sally C. Pipes Congress has struck a deal to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at least temporarily. Yet for some reason, lawmakers have excluded from the final agreement a policy prescription supported by Democrats and Republicans alike that was part of an earlier version of the deal â&#x20AC;&#x201C; repeal of Obamacareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medicaldevice tax. Scrapping this tax should be Congressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next priority. Not only will the levy raise the health costs borne by patients â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it will also put tens of thousands of Americans out of work. As of this year, medical-device manufacturers must pay a 2.3-percent tax on their sales. The tax is supposed to raise about $30 billion to help offset the trillion-dollar cost of the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health reform law. The levy will effectively double the total tax bill paid by device firms. And because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assessed on a firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revenues â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not its profits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; companies will have to pay regardless of whether they actually make money. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s especially bad news for companies in their infancy. It takes $31 million to shepherd a low-risk medical device through the federal Food and Drug Administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regulatory process and into the marketplace. For higher-risk devices, the cost of approval more than triples. Add the tax onto those substantial outlays, and start-ups will have a whole lot more trouble recouping their initial investments. Start-ups are the lifeblood of the

industry. Eighty percent of medicaldevice firms have fewer than 50 employees. Ninety-five percent post revenues of less than $100 million. Firms are responding to the tax not by swallowing it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but by raising prices for patients. According to a survey conducted by Silicon Valley Bank, nearly one-third of start-up firms say that they will try to pass some or all of their new tax burden onto consumers. Device companies are also putting off plans for growth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or worse, actively shrinking. The Silicon Valley Bank survey found that one-quarter of companies â&#x20AC;&#x153;will focus on expanding overseas instead of domesticallyâ&#x20AC;? as a result of the tax. Others are planning on â&#x20AC;&#x153;reducing their workforce or foregoing new hiresâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;shifting resources away from growing their business.â&#x20AC;? Thanks to the tax, the industry could see as many as 45,000 job losses nationwide â&#x20AC;&#x201C; over 10 percent of the sectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current workforce. That translates to more than $3.7 billion in lost employee compensation. Fourteen states â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; could lose more than 1,000 jobs each. And those are just the direct casualties of the tax. The device industry supports another two million positions in other industries. Many of those could disappear if employment at device firms plummets. Many of the job cuts could come from firmsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; research divisions. The

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Silicon Valley Bank report finds that a number of companies are planning on â&#x20AC;&#x153;investing less in R&D for existing and new devices.â&#x20AC;? My colleague at the Pacific Research Institute, economist Benjamin Zycher, estimates that the tax will cause the medical-device industry to cut investment in new products by 10 percent through the end of the decade. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equivalent to $2 billion less in investment per year. The United States is â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at least currently â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the world leader in medical device technology. According to the federal Commerce Department, the U.S. medical technology sectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s value â&#x20AC;&#x153;exceeded $110 billionâ&#x20AC;? last year and represented â&#x20AC;&#x153;about 38 percent of the totalâ&#x20AC;? worldwide. But the device tax puts Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perch at the top in jeopardy. Given all the collateral damage exacted by the tax, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder that both Republicans and Democrats have come out against it. Some 266 members of the House â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including 40 Democrats â&#x20AC;&#x201C; have signed onto legislation that would repeal the device levy. And earlier this year, 79 Senators â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 34 of whom were Democrats â&#x20AC;&#x201C; approved a non-binding resolution to scrap it. Congress should repeal the medical-device tax before it does any more damage. Sally Pipes is president, CEO and Taube Fellow in Health Care Studies at the Pacific Research Institute. Her latest book is â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cure for Obamacareâ&#x20AC;? (Encounter 2013).

Sound Transit, the folks who thought the Martin Luther King Jr. Way route for the Link light rail expansion was the â&#x20AC;&#x153;best route for Tacoma,â&#x20AC;? need your help. Obviously. But that decision is final. This time the regional transit provider wants your thoughts not on that yet-to-be-funded, future debacle but on other future services once the current roster of projects is completed in 2023. Sound Transit is working on a long-range plan that will include high-capacity transportation projects around the Puget Sound, where about 40 percent of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents live, and wants public input on how the system should grow in future decades. The next meeting will be held Nov. 18, 5:30-8 p.m. at Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Broadway. Sound Transit will also gather thoughts through an online survey at Voice your thoughts now rather than later, since transportation systems are a growing concern in the region and future projects will most certainly translate into millions and millions of taxpayer dollars. Also not to be missed, Metro Parks is holding a South End Recreation and Adventure (SERA) Campus Master Plan update at 6 p.m. on Nov. 13 at STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St. It will show what a 2009 plan suggested for the SERA campus that is already home to Gray Middle School, the Boys & Girls Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Topping Hope Center and Metro Parksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; destination sports complex known as South Tacoma Activity and Recreation (STAR) Center. This is an emerging destination recreation hub that will provide a template for other centers to come in future years. This is the time to aid its formation. While seeing the SERA campus take shape is inspirational, it also shows the disparity in Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighborhoods, since the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s EastSide continues to suffer from the lack of community services and attention even with the championing of Deputy Mayor Marty Campbell. The EastSide is tops on Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list of potential growth areas, but has few services to boost the quality of life in the neighborhood, which has large patches of under-developed land, high level of need with disenfranchised and low-income residents and high volumes of home sales when compared to the rest of the city. It is a neighborhood on the move without much city support. Imagine what would happen if the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movers and shakers actually cared about its residents east of Interstate 5. But alas the opposite seems true. The multi-million dollar library in the neighborhood was closed and sold for pennies on the dollar because it fell into disrepair even while it was open. Ponder that for a minute. Not only did the library go without needed repairs, those deferred maintenance costs were used as justification for closing it as a vital community resource â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially with the closure of the Boys and Girls Club, which had similar issues. Neighborhood schools likewise have been vacated, leaving empty hulks of buildings instead of community assets on Eastside streets. A feasibility study for a replacement community hub through a partnership among the City of Tacoma, Metro Parks, Tacoma Housing Authority and Tacoma School District is being drafted to provide community gathering and recreational spaces that have been absent for years. The study should be out later this fall, which would be a great time to support the effort to bring â&#x20AC;&#x153;community hubsâ&#x20AC;? to a large group of Tacoma residents. The above opinion represents the view of Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editorial board.

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, The Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma announced a pilot program to close the outer loop of 5-Mile Drive at Point Defiance to vehicular traffic on weekdays until 11 a.m. beginning Nov. 1 through April 15. The outer loop is the area with the viewpoints, most of the picnic facilities, shade in the summer, and benches. Ms. Becker of the Park District stated on the phone to me that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had many requests for additional closures of the outer loop for the convenience of bicyclists and walkers. This, arguably, most beautiful area of the park is now closed to picnickers, the disabled and others with low athletic ability on weekends until 1pm. It is also now closed on weekdays until 11 a.m. The Park District website has a survey about the pilot program with several questions about your usage of 5-Mile Drive. One question asks if you would be in favor of having the outer loop of 5-Mile Drive closed to vehicles permanently. In my view, it would be a huge mistake to exclude the majority of users of the Drive for the convenience of a minority â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the bicyclists and walkers. Mary Ann Leskie Tacoma


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n pursuit of their first playoff appearance since 1979, Foss stormed out of the gates against Lincoln, scoring on their first two possessions. But emotions began to take their toll on the Falcons in the second half, and the Abes’ offense got in gear as Lincoln emerged with a 30-24 win over Foss in a penalty-filled affair on Nov. 1 at Mount Tahoma Stadium. The Falcons held a 21-10 lead with 4:39 left in the third quarter after quarterback John Moore sprinted into the end zone from two yards out – his third touchdown of the game. But Foss was called for unsportsmanlike conduct, which was enforced on the kickoff. It would be one of several penalties that doomed the Falcons on the night, as the Abes returned the kick to Foss’ 38-yard line, and Rayshaun Miller scored on a 12-yard run five plays later – with Jordan Kitna rushing in for the two-point conversion – to cut it to 21-18. “Our kids knew what was at stake,” said Foss head coach Pat Johnson. “They played hard. I’m not too happy with their performance as far as the discipline part of it goes. As far as effort, I’m happy with what they did.” The Abes then recovered an onside kick, and Kitna hit Dehonta Hayes for a 47-yard touchdown pass to give Lincoln its first lead at 24-21 with 2:18 left in the third quarter. Moore then botched a snap six plays into the Falcons’ next drive, and the Abes recovered at the Foss’ 48-yard line. Hayes bolted 36 yards on a reverse to Foss’ 3-yard line, setting up Kitna’s one-yard plunge to suddenly give Lincoln a 30-21 lead. “We had big-time players make big-time plays,” said Lincoln head coach Jon Kitna. “Our offensive line, they continue to get downhill in the run game, which is what we stress.” Foss then drove to Lincoln’s 21-yard line in 12 plays, but a personal foul forced them into a long third-down situation, and they settled for a 34-yard field goal by Bahaa Rabaia to cut it to 30-24. They forced an incompletion by Jordan Kitna on fourth down at midfield on the Abes’ next possession, and moved the ball to the Abes’ 23-yard line, in part due to a pass interference call on fourth down. But the Abes recovered another botched snap to end the Falcons’ hopes, as Lincoln ran out the clock. Moore had come up big for the Falcons early in the first quarter, recovering a fumble by Foss running back Devon Clark at the Abes’ 1-yard line and taking it across for a touchdown to make it 7-0. Miller and Jordan Kitna led the Abes back downfield, as Kitna dove in from a yard out to level the score midway through the quarter. But Foss answered right back with a 10-play, 74-yard drive – with fullback Patiole Pesefea and running back Parshay Small breaking loose for long runs – capped by Moore’s 2-yard touchdown on a rollout to the right.

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HARD HITS. (Top) Panthers

seventh-grade quarterback Kaleb Arthur is stopped short on fourth down near the goal line in the narrow loss to the Lions. (Bottom) Lions eighthgraders Dylan Atterberry (6) and Dalton Vasquez (7) take out the Panthers’ Camrom Rogers (5) in the title win, as Panthers receiver Izaah Williams (83) supports. By Jeremy Helling

The Greater Puget Sound Youth Football League wrapped up another season with its championship games on Nov. 2 at Mount Tahoma High School. Here are the scores and a quick recap of all the contests.


High morning winds created a challenge for the fourth grade squads, and two long rushing touchdowns by the Tacoma Panthers were the difference in the title victory. Lene Nofoa-Masoe broke free for an 80-yard touchdown on the Panthers’ first drive of the game, and Trevell Smith scored on a 40-yard run on the first drive of the second half to cap the scoring. The Panthers’ Jayden Mimms sealed the game with a late interception on a halfback pass. Still, it was a successful season for the Tigers, as they were the first team from the Upper Tacoma Youth Association to make it to the league finals.


The Panthers jumped out to a quick lead and never let off the gas, as Julien Simon scored on a 55-yard run and Quincy Wilson broke free for an 80-yard punt return to make it 13-0 midway through the first quarter. Joshua Henry and Brandon McCray added touchdown runs in the first half to make it 25-0 at the break, and Simon and Henry added touchdown runs in the second half. The Tigers, who were making their first ever appearance in a title game, scored on a 70-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, marking the first points the Panthers had allowed all season.



MAKING PLAYS. (Top) Lincoln’s Tavon Murray tries to get past Foss’ Chris

Reynolds (9) in the Abes’ win over the Falcons. (Middle) Foss running back Devon Clark (21) tries to leap over Lincoln’s Zantease Maddox (44) near the goal line. (Bottom) Lincoln quarterback Jordan Kitna dives into the end zone for the first of his two rushing touchdowns.

The Lions shot out to a 25-6 lead at halftime, as tailback Kelee Ringo scored on runs of 10 and 53 yards in the first half and Darian Summers added a 3-yard touchdown run. But Spanaway’s Dustin White got the Spartans on the board with a 75-yard kickoff return. Summers added a 45-yard

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*96::;6>5)(;;3,. (Left) University of Puget Sound running back Kupono Park plows in for a one-yard touchdown that gave the Loggers the lead early in

the third quarter. (Right) Pacific Lutheran linebacker Jordan Patterson (48) wraps up Loggers quarterback Braden Foley for a sack, as Patterson had a teamhigh 10 tackles for the Lutes.

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uarding against overconf idence can be a tricky proposition, even in a crosstown rivalry that has spanned over eight decades. That thought had crossed the mind of Pacific Lutheran coach Scott Westering as his 16th-ranked Lutes prepared to face the University of Puget Sound – which has managed to win only one game in the past three years. But PLU found their niche in the second half, and cruised to a 41-21 win on Nov.

2 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. The game was tied 7-7 at the half, and the Loggers took a 14-7 lead on Kupono Park’s one-yard touchdown run after the Lutes fumbled a punt attempt at their own 15-yard line two plays earlier. But Pacific Lutheran quarterback Dalton Ritchey engineered three consecutive scoring drives to respond, and the Lutes would coast from there in the 88th renewal of the Tacoma rivalry. “(Puget Sound) always does a few different things, but give our defense a lot of credit for the win

in this one,” said Lutes head coach Scott Westering, whose squad won its fourth consecutive Northwest Conference game to up their league record to 4-1 (7-1 overall). Ritchey began to find his rhythm in the second half, tying the game 14-14 midway through the third quarter when he hit Kyle Warner with a 19-yard touchdown pass to cap a 69-yard drive in just five plays. PLU would take the lead for good when Jordan Patterson recovered Logger quarterback Braden Foley’s fumble at the UPS 25-yard line, and Niko Madison scored from three yards out five plays later. “Our staff made some good adjustments at the half and it was crucial in the final outcome,” Wes-

tering said. “I’m happy with the way that we finished offensively.” The Lutes would then kick it into another gear, as Ritchey scored on a seven-yard run on the next drive, and added touchdown runs of five and two yards in the fourth quarter. Foley connected with Peter Bell on a 45-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter for the Loggers. Ritchey f inished 16-for-28 for 196 yards and two touchdowns, with an interception, and added 18 carries for 70 yards and three scores. Patterson led the defensive effort for the Lutes with 10 total tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss. “We did a lot better job of controlling the tempo of the game, and the foot-

ball, too, in the second half,” said Westering, who is hoping for an invitation to the Division III playoffs. “You never know what they are thinking at D-3 headquarters, but let’s hope they are thinking of us when hopefully we take

care of business against Whitworth next weekend.” The Lutes will travel to face Whitworth on Nov. 9 at 1 p.m., while the Loggers will travel to conference-leading Linfield on Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.



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6-1 in his opener at the Capitol City Tennis Club in Olympia, but fell to Thomas Jeffersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alex Chan in the quarterfinals. He beat Bellarmine Prepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Henry Wurst, Graham-Kapowsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Niko Convento and Olympiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ryan Adams in the consolation bracket to claim fifth place. Meanwhile, the Bellarmine Prep duo of Elliot Gardner and Chris Wood earned the second seed to the 4A doubles state tournament, winning three straight matches in straight sets to advance to the finals. The 3A and 4A state tennis tournaments will take place on May 30-31, 2014.

MOUNT TAHOMA EARNS DISTRICT BERTH After falling to Lincoln in five sets twice earlier this season, Mount Tahoma responded in their opener of the Narrows League 3A tournament. The Thunderbirds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; playing in their home gym as hosts of the tournament â&#x20AC;&#x201C; swept the Abes 25-23, 25-13, 25-17 on Nov. 2 to earn their first trip to the district playoffs since 1989. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It means a lot,â&#x20AC;? said junior outside hitter Asalei Sokimi, who led Mount Tahoma with 13 kills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This program really turned around this season. Our girls just have a lot of heart this season, and we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had that in a long time.â&#x20AC;? Trailing 20-15 in the first game, the Thunderbirds rattled off a 10-3 run to close it out, as sophomore Anjelysia Ramirezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two late aces provided the difference. After trailing 8-3 early in the second game, Sokimi helped start a 21-5 run with an ace, and junior libero Sacha Ausage had a brilliant hit from deep in the backcourt that dropped in the middle of the Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; court for a kill. Sophomore Alanna Bates-Carector had two kills and an ace during the run. Sokimi then had three early kills in the third game, and with the game tied 8-8, her ace started a 12-3 run to help the Thunderbirds put the match away. Aliyah Carector finished with 18 assists and Jessica Evans added 10 assists for Mount Tahoma, while Rejie Wright had five blocks and Bates-Carector had five aces. Senior Lyric Jones led Lincoln with six kills, while Iryss Fua had eight assists and freshman all-league libero Leaa Jones finished with 12 digs. Mount Tahoma later fell in three sets to North Thurston to settle for the fourth seed to the 3A Bi-District Tournament. They were set to open against the No. 2 seed from the Greater Saint Helenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s League on Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at Auburn Mountainview High School. With a win, they would face Kennedy Catholic in the quar-


play to also be eliminated. Bellarmine Prep topped Gig Harbor in three sets in the 4A finals to take the top seed to district play. For 3A or 4A bi-district bracket updates go to php?district=3&league=0&page_name=sport_ home&sport=10. By Jeremy Helling

Placing their top five runners within the top 20 overall finishers, the Bellarmine Prep girls cross country team edged out Camas for the 4A team title at the Westside Classic bi-district meet on Nov. 2 at American Lake Golf Course in Lakewood. Senior Hannah Derby took 10th place individually to lead the Lions, finishing in a time of 19:15.4. But Emily Thomas, Jordan Thurston and Miranda Ross placed 11th through 13th, respectively, with Ross finishing just over 11 seconds behind Derby. Junior Laura Staehali rounded out the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top five by finishing 18th. Stadium freshman Anna Geffen earned a bid to the state meet after finishing 17th in a time of 19:41.9. The Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boys took third, as senior Quentin Purtzer led the way with a 10th-place finish in a time of 16:26.7, while Will Sherman placed 11th. Stadium junior Shay GlackinColey placed 28th individually to also advance to the state meet. Charles Wrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boys took second as a team at the 1A meet to advance to state, as senior Zach Hinz finished 10th in a time of 17:27.7 to lead the way. The state cross country meets take place on Nov. 9 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. The 1A boys race at noon, the 4A girls race at 1 p.m. and the 4A boys race at 2:30 p.m.

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Stadium freshman Kaycee Simpson took fifth in the 200-yard individual medley at the 4A bi-district swim meet on Nov. 2 at Curtis High School to lead the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; participants. Simpson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:13.18 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will advance to the 4A state meet along with the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 200-yard freestyle relay team, which took sixth place in a time of 1:44.92 to advance. The 2A, 3A and 4A state swim meets take place on Nov. 15-16 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The 3A bi-district meet was set for Nov. 8-9 at Hazen High School, with the prelims on Nov. 8 at 4:30 p.m. and the finals on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.

Mount Tahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Janrick Peros earned the fourth seed to the 3A state tennis tournament, while Stadiumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Callan Peterson earned the fifth seed to the 4A state tournament as both advanced to the singles consolation finals in their respective bi-district tournaments on Nov. 1-2. Peros topped Columbia Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dylan Koester in the quarterfinals at Sprinker Rec Center, winning the first set 6-2 before Koester retired in the second set. He fell to Highlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wyatt DeMulling in the semifinals, and was topped 6-1, 6-1 by Auburn Mountainviewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Colton Weeldryer in the consolation finals to settle for fourth. Peterson topped Curtisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dane Anderson 6-1,

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There was a lot of soulsearching in the Bellarmine locker room following the gut-wrenching loss to the Olympia Bears on Oct. 25. The most pertinent question was how would the team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both young and old â&#x20AC;&#x201C; respond against Gig Harbor. That question was answered early as the Lions recovered a botched punt on the Tidesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1-yard line early in the game, and Lou Millie scored from a yard out to give the Lions an early 7-0 lead. The Lions would go on to score 52 unanswered first-half points, and steamrolled Gig Harbor 59-14 to claim their third consecutive Narrows League 4A championship on Nov. 1 at Roy Anderson Field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of the way my coaches prepared this week and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say enough of the way our kids prepared too,â&#x20AC;? said Bellarmine Prep head coach Tom Lar-


In a matchup between two undefeated squads, Lions quarterback Jordan Parker connected with Daeshawn White on a 58-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining to earn a dramatic victory, and deal the Panthers their first loss in over three seasons. Panthers quarterback Kaleb Arthur had scored on a 9-yard touchdown run moments earlier, with Maliq Brown nailing the extra point to tie it 8-8. The Lions stopped the Panthers four times on fourth down in the game, including a clutch stop on the 1-yard line earlier late in the first half. Parker gave the Lions an 8-0 lead with a 44-yard touchdown run with 5:20 left in the second quarter. Jasiah Marcus rushed for over 100 yards for the Panthers.



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sen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We beat a very good Gig Harbor team with a tremendous effort tonight.â&#x20AC;? Running up 511 total yards of offense in the game, the Lions were impressive throughout the first half, as Millie found the end zone again from a yard out to give the Lions a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter. The Lions dominated on defense as well, holding the Tides to just three first-half first downs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We practiced really hard during the week and came out clicking on all cylinders to continue this great four-year ride weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been on,â&#x20AC;? said senior linebacker Nick Dionas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say enough about our coachesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; preparation for this game.â&#x20AC;? Following Millieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backto-back scores, Nate Goltermann added touchdown runs of 77 and 80 yards score for a commanding 31-0 lead. Goltermann finished with 169 rushing yards in the game. Jamal Ervin added to the rout with touchdown runs of 2, 6, 68 and 88 yards as part of his 190-yard rushing effort. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our offensive line was unbelievable tonight, and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say enough about our coaches who put us in the right positions tonight,â&#x20AC;?

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touchdown run in the third quarter, and the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Billy Staab scored from three yards out midway through the fourth to make it 37-6. The Spartans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; another team making their first ever appearance in a championship game at any level â&#x20AC;&#x201C; got some late life when J.J. Niuamoa connected with Malachi Roberson for a 15-yard touchdown pass.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We moved the ball,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our offense did a great job. Unfortunately in the second half the defense just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do what we were supposed to do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t doubt that our team is as good as anybody around here. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to keep building on it. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some things to clean up.â&#x20AC;? Moore connected with Mike CockĂŠ on what looked to be a 61-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter, but CockĂŠ was flagged for offensive pass interference. Flags became a focal point early in the second half, as Foss was called for two personal fouls on Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first drive to set up Travis Nguyenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 28-yard field goal, cutting the Falconsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lead to 14-10 at the time. But Lincoln was flagged for four personal fouls on the resulting possession, helping set up Mooreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third touchdown. Pesefea led Foss with 15 carries for 111 yards, while Miller led Lincoln with 17 carries for 104 yards. The win gives Lincoln the second seed to district play, as they were set to play at Eastside Catholic on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. By Jeremy Helling

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Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advertising sales people, Carrillo explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The barbershops are a community within themselves,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are like family. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see barriers or competitiveness. They see brotherhood and family. No wonder we love them all. Some are so goodhearted by their religious beliefs, some by love of community and incredible fun. Some are past gangsters who have awakened to the enlightenment of all of the above. They are admired and loved no matter what their inspiration or drive.â&#x20AC;? They are the right guys to unite a city in this new drive. Shontee Moorehead was an early recruit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I heard the compassion of Timothy Dillonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice to help out the families in need in Tacoma. I wanted to lend a helping hand any way I could with his dream to reach out and touch as many Tacomans as he could,â&#x20AC;? Moorehead said. Food is the practical commonality, and the metaphor that brings everyone

to the table. Planting Seeds will fill baskets with the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner. It has collection sites (listed with this story) where it will gather non-perishables. It also welcomes money and gift cards to buy turkeys. Planting Seeds founders are working with Tacoma Schools to get the baskets to some of the neediest families. School administrators will choose the recipients. With a first-time drive, Planting Seeds is thinking big but planning realistically. They would like to have five baskets for each school, which works out to about 250. On the low side, they have set a 50-basket minimum goal. To aim for the 250, they are inviting people outside the community of barbers. ConStellation Art Gallery owners Nick Fediay and Stella Maris Vera were among the first, and the most eager, to join. They are loaning the space for the storage and staging. Fediay also is the Sixth Avenue Business District president, and they are using the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s communications to invite merchants to join the drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to see businesses embracing this event,

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putting their efforts in making this happen and putting all other issues aside,â&#x20AC;? Vera said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I strongly feel that we all have the power to make a difference in this world no matter what our past experiences were. Our actions can impact someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life in a very positive way and from there create a movement of compassion and caring for those that for whatever reason have fallen into hard times and need our help.â&#x20AC;? Organizers have set up a Planting Seeds Facebook page and an account at Wells Fargo banks. They are working with grocers to get good deals on turkeys. They also have invited major employers to join the drive. MetroParks Tacoma accepted. Roxanne Miles explained: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Metro Parks staff do employee-driven campaigns throughout the year. We contribute to the Communities In Schools city-wide back-to-school supply drive and collect shoes for Goodwill. When we received the invite to get involved, it provided staff with a new opportunity to support our community and it seemed like a natural fit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a way for us to do our part with others in order to make the biggest possible difference. We are doing an employee drive for food in order to add to that collected by Planting Seed members so the greatest number of baskets can be filled and distributed this year as possible.â&#x20AC;? Jennifer Zaskorski, owner of Proctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Soul restaurant, also was delighted to join early, hosting planning meetings and watching the effort evolve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a social worker by trade, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very familiar with the youth and how the holidays can affect oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emotions and stability. It can be life-ruining,â&#x20AC;? she said. Now, with the direction of volunteer groups like Planting Seeds, Tacomans can be life-saving. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tacoma is a powerful city. The support level is awesome,â&#x20AC;? Zaskorski said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a large diverse family.â&#x20AC;? In this case, it is a city led by a large, diverse family of barbers, cutting away at despair and hunger. For more information visit planting.seeds.50 and www.

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rt at Work Month is off to great start this year, with a host of arts activities to choose from every day of the week. There are more than 400 events happening, including studio tours and demonstrations, workshops, classes, film screenings, performances, dance, music, lectures, literary readings and more to choose from. See the full schedule at One of the highlights of the month will be “TAC/TAC: Tacoma Arts and Culture Conference” happening Nov. 16 at University of Puget Sound. Presented by Arts Leadership Lab, the conference is aimed at working artists, creative entrepreneurs and arts professionals who are or would like to make a living as a part of the cultural sector and help forward the growth of Tacoma’s creative economy. This all-day event features sessions and forums covering the nuts-and-bolts of topics such as arts education, funding, online engagement, public art, creative small businesses and arts careers. Presenting will be more than 40 local arts and business leaders, both established and emerging, who will share what they know in informal dialogues to encourage conversation and learning. Rebecca Solverson (formerly of Spaceworks) is a project manager for the Washington State Arts Commission’s Art and Public Places Program. A member of Arts Leadership Lab, she is helping to produce TAC/TAC and has organized two sessions. The first is “Going Public: Transitioning from Studio Art to Public Work” (with Elizabeth Gahan, Diane Hansen, Bret Lyon, Yuki Nakamura and Claudia Riedener). “I’m really excited about this panel because we’ll be mounting a temporary art show while the panel going on,” Solverson said, including molds and examples, planning documents and other

visual aids to open the process for attendees to learn how to make their art public. “Artists will be presenting their works and will have physical examples in the room that people don’t usually get to see, like what a panel might see when working with the artist and behind the scenes. It’s a visual field, so we wanted to give more visual fodder to work with.” The other session she helped assemble is a rapid-fire presentation that is sure to end the conference on an energizing note, “Places for Art: How Space Helps Define Arts Programming.” A dozen panelists from Tacoma, Seattle and Portland will be given five minutes each to share how their organization uses, interacts with, and is shaped by their space, or lack of it. “It will be a fun and powerful way to end the day,” Solverson said. (See sidebar for descriptions of all the scheduled sessions and forums) Throughout the conference, attendees can sign up for a 15-minute, one-on-one portfolio review with an arts professional and receive critical feedback on how to best present their work. To schedule a session, call (253) 591-5191. Pre-registration for the Tacoma Arts and Culture Conference is strongly encouraged as space is limited, $15 for the full day or $8 for a single session. Register online at Day-of registration will be in Wyatt Hall, Room 107, $20 for the full day or $10 for a single session. The conference is free for current University of Puget Sound students with ID. Scholarships are available – call Naomi Strom-Avila at (253) 591-5191 or email nstrom-avila@

TAC/TAC Sessions and Forums ONLINE ENGAGEMENT: A BEGINNERS GUIDE The Internet: there’s truly no escape from it so now is the time to embrace it. Successful creatives share their online tools of the trade including some essential basics like establishing a website and social media presence. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: MODELS FOR ALTERNATIVE ARTS EDUCATION A panel of students and the mentors who work with them will shed light on some of the goals, challenges, and true impact of alternative arts education in the lives of Tacoma’s young people. JOINING TACOMA’S NEW CREATIVE ECONOMY The world isn’t as it used to be: now entrepreneurship and commercial acumen can come in any shape and size, from artists, writers, thinkers, and makers. Embrace the new alternative business community and learn how to become both a creative and economic force. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: THE FUNDING PANEL You crafted and submitted your funding application and now you are waiting for a reply. What happens to your submission in the mean time? This mock panel will give you an inside view into how funding applications and work samples are typically reviewed, scored and selected by a panel. Applicable for individuals and organizations. ONLINE ENGAGEMENT: NEXT STEPS FOR POWER USERS Successful creatives share their keys to online success. This panel will be very interactive with lots of questions answered, brainstorming, and networking. This course is for users who are very comfortable with social

media, content management, and connectivity. For beginner tips, check out “Online Engagement: A Beginners Guide.” AN ARTIST’S CAREER: ESTABLISHING YOUR PRACTICE, BUILDING DEMAND Interested in avoiding the stereotype (or reality) of the starving artist? This panel explores how several local artists have creatively developed careers without sacrificing their vision or victuals. Gather information and get to know Tacomans who are making art work and have active, sustainable practices. PLACES FOR ART: HOW SPACE HELPS DEFINE ARTS PROGRAMMING In this fast-paced keynote presentation, leaders from a range of arts experiences will answer the question: “How does the space you use impact your work?” Each presenter will have exactly five minutes to share how their organization uses, interacts with, and is shaped by their space (or lack of it), with plenty of time for questions at the end. GOING PUBLIC: TRANSITIONING FROM STUDIO ART TO PUBLIC WORK Studio art and public art are different animals. This panel discussion will explore the differences between the two practices from the perspective of artists who have made the transition from the personal space of the studio to the collaborative realm of public art. The panel will be accompanied by a temporary exhibit of the speakers’ work, including examples of studio and public art projects that illustrate the shift from studio to public art practices as well as unique approaches to creating public art.


Mental Itch Music Group has announced that The Approach will release their selftitled CD on Nov.16 at Jazzbones. The band’s self-proclaimed influences of hip hop, reggae, metal and ska make up their reggae sound. Currently ranked #3 on Reverbnation for Tacoma, The Approach is made up of brothers Joseph and Jeremy Abarca, Brett Bailie and Sam Morrow. They’ll bring in great Tacoma bands Vividal and Mighty High as support to build this out as one monster show. 8 p.m., $10 at the door.

TWO PROCTOR ART GALLERY In conjunction with Art at Work Month, Proctor Art Gallery (3811 N. 26th St.) is hosting a showcase exhibition by the Stadium High School Young Creative, a collective of vibrant, imaginative and productive young artists. Their works include both 2D and 3D work with drawing, printmaking, painting, graphic design, photography, ceramics and glass. They are offering the work for sale and introducing the opportunity to purchase affordable, accessible art. A special reception will be held in conjunction with Art Mingle on Nov. 21, 5:30-8 p.m.

THREE EMPTY BOWLS Pacific Lutheran University will host Empty Bowls on Nov. 13, 4-6 p.m. Purchase a bowl of soup and help fill all the empty bowls in the world. Your con-

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FOUR PAUL SIMON & STING Paul Simon and Sting will headline Seattle’s KeyArena on Feb. 19, and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18, Live Nation announced. Simon and Sting - who have been friends for years – will perform together onstage, but also play separate sets that include some of their biggest hits. The listed price range is $40 to $250, plus applicable service charges. A special Live Nation “presale” event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 15, with details available at

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s classic romance “Pride & Prejudice” at Lakewood Playhouse. Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich and proud Mr. Darcy, but Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can they overcome their own pride and prejudice? Plays through Dec. 1, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Get tickets at (253) 588-0042 or online at


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Over the years, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has transformed itself and its role in the community. The Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s determined protection of its natural resources, its pivotal role in development of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s port area, the Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s major donations to other governments and to charitable organizations, the new-concept Tahoma Market gas station and convenience store, and the development and expansion of the Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emerald Queen Casinos are examples of the Puyallup Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic progress. Through its two Emerald Queen Casino locations, Administration, Health Authority, Housing Authority, economic development corporation and school, the Puyallup Tribe is one of the largest employers in Pierce County with a payroll of more than 3,500 people â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 74 percent of whom are non-Native â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and total spending in 2011 of nearly $430 million. This spending supports the community by paying good wages and generous benefits to individuals, and by purchasing goods and services from local suppliers, vendors, contractors and construction companies. Assistance provided to the broader Native American community and the Puyallup Tribal membership also has a far-reaching impact in the community as most of these dollars are in turn spent in the local economy. The Puyallup Tribe is continuously living up to its name, which means, â&#x20AC;&#x153;generous and welcoming behavior to all people.â&#x20AC;? As such, the Tribe is a key sponsor of countless local charities, non-profit organizations, social welfare projects and events that may otherwise suffer in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tight economy. Despite economic uncertainties across the country, the South Sound is doing well, and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians plays a key role in keeping that a reality. From funding education, jobs, healthcare, city improvement projects, crime prevention and environmental efforts, the Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tradition as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;generous peopleâ&#x20AC;? is as strong today as it ever was.

Millions in Funding for Local Governments Each year the Puyallup Tribe distributes 2 percent of its gaming revenue from its two Emerald Queen Casino locations to local governments. Over the years the Tribe has provided millions of dollars to fund vital projects and services, and in these current times of economic uncertainty and struggle, funding from the Tribe is most welcome as state and municipal governments slash their budgets and lay off workers to help make ends meet. Decisions on how to distribute this money is made by the Community Contribution Committee, which consists of representatives of the Puyallup Tribe, the Cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, and Fife, Pierce County, and the Washington State Gambling Commission. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approved distribution was for $1.9 million and was awarded as follows: The City of Fife was approved to receive $850,000, an amount determined by an interlocal agreement between the City and the Tribe. These funds go toward a host of community improvement projects that have ranged from police and fire protection to road improvements such as implementing high-occupancy vehicle lanes along Fifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stretch of Interstate 5. The City of Puyallup was approved to receive $38,500 for automatic vehicle locators for Puyallup Police Department. Beginning in January, these will be installed in all of the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

police cars, which will allow officers to have a moving map on their computers and transmit their locations to the dispatch center. When dispatchers receive 911 calls, they will be able to send the patrol car that is closest to the location of the emergency. The City of Tacoma was approved to receive $798,237. Of this amount, $188,454 will go to law enforcement costs related to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Another $541,783 goes to Tacoma Fire Department, which in 2011 provided fire and medical response 525 times to the casinos. And $68,000 goes to the City Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office to pay for prosecuting crimes related to casino operations. Pierce County was approved to receive $85,431 for emergency management services. This covers the cost of assigning county employees to assist the Tribe in preparing to deal with natural disasters. The Tribe agreed to fully fund the Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $148,051 request as there were not enough 2% funds available. An additional $62,620 will thus be paid from the Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund. Washington State Patrol was approved to receive $150,000 for costs associated with mitigating traffic safety issues on state highways impacted by casino patrons.


Partnering to Improve Local Transportation The Tribe has recognized the need to partner with local jurisdictions to improve local transportation. In the past five years, the Tribe has spent more than $27 million on transportation projects and traffic safety services in neighboring areas. These are largely done in collaboration with state and local governments to benefit the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing traffic infrastructure, which helps everyone. Projects range from lighting & safety improvements, bridges, to reconstruction projects. These projects provide hundreds of jobs to local engineers, tradesmen, environmental and cultural resource consultants, construction contractors, and the like.


RECENT PROJECTS INCLUDE: Huckleberry Bridge: Replacement of a 90ft span bridge, including an access road to the bridge. The project was done under agreement with the Forest Service; the Tribe met the requirements of federal environmental law (NEPA) and will be responsible for bridge maintenance after the project is completed. The project went out to bid in 2011 and construction began

in August 2011. The project is now finished and operational. The Tribe recently received a best project management award for this project by the Regional Bureau of Indian Affairs for completing the project under budget and coordinating with non-tribal jurisdictions for fish restoration. Grandview Avenue & R Street: Reconstruction projects that include adding sidewalk, curbs, gutters, lighting, and stormwater drainage. Permitted through the City of Tacoma. Paving was completed in September 2012. Pacific Highway, Fife: Development of civil engineering, right of way identification and planning for the installation of storm water and utilities in a three lane road between Pacific Highway South and 12th Avenue. The development of the roadway and utilities is to enhance traffic circulation and thus traffic safety of the general public and to provide an alternative access point for ingress/egress to the 54th Street interchange with I-5 where the service level is below standard. Project design began in 2009. The first phase of the project was completed and opened to traffic in March 2012.

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ORGANIC ART. (left) “Staghorn Fern” by Regina Chang is one of the works by local artists currently on display at the newly opened Moss+Mineral. (right) One of Jennifer Adams’ charming horses, made of tea-stained paper, stands in the gallery window.

Moss+Mineral joins designer revival in Theater District By Dave R. Davison


t was not long ago that the Dome District was in the midst of what amounted to a mini renaissance of culture. The Winged Lion Studio was in the area along Puyallup Avenue. There were the BareFoot Dance Studio, Gallery 301 and the little gallery simply called Mineral. The latter was the brainchild of Lisa Kinoshita, award winning installation artist and jewelry designer. Over a year ago, Kinoshita closed the doors of Mineral in order to pursue other projects. Now, however, Kinoshita is back in business with a new space called Moss+Mineral, located in the Theater District (305 S. 9th, across from the Rialto Theater). The small, well-lit space is more like a living room than an art gallery. “The emphasis is on design more than art this time,” said Kinoshita. “It’s evolving as I go along.” Kinoshita has created an interior with a midcentury modern vibe using furnishings and objects found at estate sales: ceramic vases, interesting lamps, funky end tables, streamlined chairs. There is a rather elaborate little lamp made of popsicle sticks – a masterpiece of that peculiar craft-hobby that was popular in the 1960s and 70s. Alongside all of this there are works of art by a handful

of local artists. The works are arranged on the walls and set amidst the furnishings in much the way that they’d be encountered in an art collector’s home. “Showing art this way makes it more accessible,” noted Kinoshita. Examples of Kinoshita’s jewelry can be found in a glass-topped case along one wall. Her neo-barbarian sheik necklaces are made with polished pebbles and shards of crystal that are radiant with an attractive presence that cannot fail to draw the eye. The space is also enlivened by Kinoshita’s botanical art: terrariums and arrangements of plants that give a verdant accent to the overall scheme. Kinoshita noted that she had never done much work with plants but found that she enjoyed doing so during the completion of “Sempervivum,” her environmental installation done on the grounds of Metro Park’s STAR Center. Amongst the treasures in Moss+Mineral are several of Jennifer Adams’ long-legged, paper horses. Formerly on display in a Woolworth Windows installation, the horses are made of paper stained with tea. Adams is a former nominee for the Foundation of Art Award. She often works with paper that has an aged, rustic, antique feel to it. Another Moss+Mineral artist whose work has previously appeared in the Woolworth Windows is photographer Janette Ryan. Several of her moody-broody waterfront scenes hang on the gallery walls.

Kristin Giordano’s photographs have a haunting vibe a little darker than that of Ryan. In the current display are two enlarged shots of an upturned boat that she encountered on a Washington beach. The barnacle encrusted vessel, surrounded by a nimbus of seaweed, is part of the flotsam from the Japanese tsunami washing up on our shores. One of Malcolm McLaren’s quirky, elongated bronze figures is present in the mix. There is also at least one example of his gestural watercolors of a male figure. Up on one wall is a large, enigmatic sculpture by jewelry designer Regina Chang. Called “Staghorn Fern,” it consists of a contorted piece of driftwood to which the artist has added a crazed maze of wires that form threedimensional scribbles around it. A fabric bundle is tied to the head of the driftwood. The thing casts dynamic, zigzag shadows on the wall. Moss+Mineral is part of a small cluster of shops and galleries that feel distinct from the establishments of nearby Antique Row. Kinoshita noted that “Feather and Oar,” an outdoorsy yet urban menswear shop, is right around the corner. Another men’s vintage clothing store is soon to open in the area. We may be witnessing the genesis of Tacoma’s own hipster district. For further information on Moss+Mineral, visit www.

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Sunday mourning: A Tribute to Lou Reed By Sean Contris

Special to Tacoma Weekly


n Oct. 27, rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll lost one of its most important and beloved figures â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lou Reed. Reed, who was 72 at the time of his passing, was primarily known as the front man and songwriter for legendary and extremely influential art-rock group The Velvet Underground; but he also had a long, oddly uneven 40-year career as a solo artist. Measuring the importance of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground is a difficult task even to the most jaded or educated music journalist. Through the course of the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four-year run in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Reed and The Velvet Underground ushered in the new era of modern rock music. They helped make rock dirty; they spoke from the heart on taboo subjects that many of their contemporaries would not touch with a 10-foot pole. They established the nihilistic aesthetic of punk, and their forays into experimental sonic textures led to the creation of multiple genres; genres we know and love, take for granted, that changed our lives, gave us new ways of looking at music, and genres that many of us have yet to explore. In the span of four years, Reed and the other Velvets, (avant-garde musician John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, relatively untrained drummer Maureen Tucker, and on again/off again multi instrumentalist Doug Youle), crafted four masterful albums all of which warped the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sounds and talents into different shapes and styles with nearly every song. On their debut album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Velvet Underground & Nico,â&#x20AC;? the group constructed one of the most influential rock albums of all time, called the most prophetic album in rock history by Rolling Stone magazine. It was here that numerous genres were ushered into the world, and many soon to be legendary artists would get their start. The follow-up LP, â&#x20AC;&#x153;White Light/White Heat,â&#x20AC;? was a monstrous effort that focused on the harsher sound of the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut, and founded the attitude that many punk artists would take as influence.


Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solo career was a mixed bag of bizarre experiments and occasional masterpieces. His most successful album to date, of course, being the David Bowie produced â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transformer,â&#x20AC;? an LP that yielded such classics as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walk On The Wild Side,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perfect Dayâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Satellite of Love.â&#x20AC;? With his legacy cemented by the influence of The Velvet Underground, Reed was able to create music in any direction his heart desired, and still would have no damage to his reputation. Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s numerous experiments led to the infa-

mous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Metal Machine Music,â&#x20AC;? an album made entirely by guitar feedback and harsh industrial noises that would later come to be the grandfather of harsh noise music, a genre that is currently enjoying a beloved scene in Portland. There was the heady concept album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Berlin,â&#x20AC;? the Kerouac-ian poetry of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Street Hassel,â&#x20AC;? the tragic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coney Island Babyâ&#x20AC;? and finally the absolutely baffling collaboration with Metallica, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lulu,â&#x20AC;? which now serves as his final work. The Velvet Underground is one of my favorite bands. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

there, I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in the scene, but at this point in my life I can point to few other artists who have had such an impact on my musical identity. The other night I found myself in a living room, lit by candles and surrounded by some of my closest friends. We had gathered around the record player to pay our respects to a man who had somehow managed to inspire us all, and had somehow managed to have an impact on all of our individual lives. We listened to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Morningâ&#x20AC;? in total silence, and when the final notes of Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voices faded into the

pounding drums of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Waiting for The Man,â&#x20AC;? we looked at one and other. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Did you want to cry?â&#x20AC;? someone asked, and the response was unanimous, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes.â&#x20AC;? Yes, we did. I had never wanted to cry to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Morningâ&#x20AC;? before, and I doubt I ever will again. But in that moment, mourning Mr. Reed, it seemed like something that needed to happen. Over the sounds of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Velvet Underground & Nicoâ&#x20AC;? we discussed our memories of the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music. Some of us could distinctly recall the first time we had heard it, and were able to describe exactly what that had felt like. For most of us, The Velvet Underground was the first piece of truly challenging music that we had heard. I reflected on the bands I had listened to before discovering The Velvet Underground, and came up with a handful of acts that I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but smile about now. I doubt I was ready, at 15 years old and listening almost exclusively to Blink-182, to hear the sounds of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Venus in Fursâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heroinâ&#x20AC;? for the first time, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if anyone really is. Some of us described having certain â&#x20AC;&#x153;awakeningsâ&#x20AC;? while listening to bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music, be it sexual epiphanies, a greater understanding of self, or others, or just a sudden greater understanding of the world. How many artists can you say have done this? For me, buddy, that list is small. Reed was a poet, an honest songwriter, and one of the titanic figures in rock history. But, as many fans will tell you, he was so much more. Reed left us with a legacy not only of some the greatest rock music ever put to record, but as one of the few artists to have influenced our dayto-day lives. I never met Lou, I never knew him. It pains me that I will not meet him, but I hope that my little scribbling will serve as a sort of â&#x20AC;&#x153;thank youâ&#x20AC;? card for our dearly departed poet from New York. Rest in peace, you beautiful bastard. And thank you. Lewis Allan â&#x20AC;&#x153;Louâ&#x20AC;? Reed (March 2, 1942 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October 27, 2013) Read Sean Contrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; extended tribute to Lou Reed at www.


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FRIDAY, NOV. 8 CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL: Tacoma Concert Band (classical) 6 p.m.


NEW ROCK. Lonnie Reed (right) will

open the Chupacabra Café this weekend in South Tacoma.

By Ernest A. Jasmin


acoma’s newest all-ages music venue will make its debut this weekend. The Chupacabra Café will open its doors on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 5205 South Tacoma Way. Its grand opening show will feature local rock bands Navigator, Creatures of the Deep, Projections, Prestige, Vessels, Believer and Taker, with a 7 p.m. start time and admission starting at $10. “I want it to be kind of a Mecca for Tacoma music,” owner Lonnie Reed said. Reed is best known for booking bands during the final months at Hell’s Kitchen, a nightclub that served as ground zero for Tacoma’s rock scene for a decade. That club went dark in 2012, and Reed opened the Loch’s in a downtown space a few weeks later. But he said he sold his stake in the business, as he grew frustrated with structural problems with the building. “The last place had way too many issues and really wasn’t conducive to what I wanted to do. So I had to let it go,” he said. Since June, Reed has run a medical marijuana dispensary, called Royal Green, in the South Tacoma space where he will open the Chupacabra Café.

The dispensary is less than 1,000 feet from South Park; and the transition to rock club was motivated partly by stricter zoning laws Reed anticipates going into effect as the rules for legal marijuana sales are finalized, following the passage of Initiative 502 last year. “I’m getting rid of the collective and gutting the building out and redoing it all,” Reed said earlier this week. “Rather than ride it all the way out, I’d rather switch it over to something I planned on doing anyway.” Reed said the Chupacabra will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. most days and later on nights when there are rock shows. It will be a cross between a boutique and coffee shop during the day, with snacks, beverages and local band memorabilia for sale. “What we have is a consignment deal with local bands,” he said. “If they have T-shirts, hats, beanies, stickers or whatever, they can drop them off here, fill out a consignment card, and we’ll market their merch for them.” The planned décor is a local take on the Hard Rock Café. “You’ll probably come in here at one point and you’ll see an IDefy shirt or flier on the wall and see 3 Inches of Blood or Mos Generator or Botch,” Reed said. “You’ll

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FRI., NOV. 8 ‘PRIDE & PREJUDICE’ Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s classic romance “Pride & Prejudice” at Lakewood Playhouse. Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich and proud Mr. Darcy, but Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can they overcome their own pride and prejudice? Plays through Dec. 1, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Get tickets at (253) 588-0042 or online at www.


SAT., NOV. 9 NEIGHBORHOOD TOY STORE DAY Celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day with local toy stores as they host free, child-friendly events. At Teaching Toys and Books (2624 N. Proctor St.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., local toy manufacturer Eye Can Art will be hosting art activities, and all children in attendance will receive a free toy and gift certificate for any purchase made. At Teaching Toys, Too (4635 Point Fosdick Dr. N.W. in Gig Harbor) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a local ice cream shop will be making ice cream with science presentations, and local artists will create silhouettes of children, plus each child will receive a free toy and gift card with purchase.

MON., NOV. 11 FREE CAR WASHES FOR VETS Brown Bear Car Wash offers free “Bear Essential” tunnel washes to current or former members of the military on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. See for a list of participating tunnel wash locations and hours. The event is the company’s way of demonstrating appreciation for those who currently serve our country and have made sacrifices on behalf of all of us. TRAUMA SENSITIVE YOGA Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) is a therapeutic and spiritually neutral approach to teaching yoga postures, breathing and attention techniques as an adjunct to traditional psychotherapy. It is taught in a way that fully honors the PTSD experience by:

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‘DRIVING MISS DAISY’ After demolishing her brand new car, Daisy Werthen, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow from Atlanta, reluctantly surrenders the driver’s seat to Hoke Coleburn, a proud, soft-spoken black man. At first, Hoke’s presence in her life is met with disdain. But over the course of 25 years, Hoke becomes not only her chauffeur, but against all odds, her best friend. The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. “Driving Miss Daisy” tells the tale of an unlikely friendship between two persons who come to realize they have more in common they ever believed possible - and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit. The production runs Nov. 8-23 at The Dukesbay Theater, located inside the historic Merlino Art Center at 508 S. 6th Ave. All tickets are $15, and include coffee and an assortment of baked goods. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., and Thurs., Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Info: DISTINGUISHED WRITER SERIES This monthly event features a distinguished writer followed by an open mic for all poets. Sign-up is at 6:45 pm. This month features poet Peter Ludwin, the recipient of a Literary Fellowship from Artist Trust, and the W.D. Snodgrass Award for Endeavor and Excellence in Poetry. His latest book, “Rumors of Fallible Gods,” was twice a finalist for the Gival Press Poetry Award. A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, he lives in Kent. Admission is free. The event occurs monthly the second Friday of every month at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens. Sponsored by the Puget Sound Poetry Connection and the Tacoma Arts Commission. The event takes place at 7 p.m. Info:

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creating a safe predictable environment, eliminating physical adjustments, offering the participants multiple modifications and the ability to choose their level of participation at any moment, mindfully introducing potentially triggering postures. TSY offers the opportunity for trauma survivors to learn to self-regulate and reorganize the base brain’s and body’s integral contribution to PTSD symptoms and subsequent recovery. To register, email, or call (253) 2546157. Samdhana-Karana Yoga is located at 3014 6th Ave.

TUES., NOV. 12 BROAD HORIZONS BOOK CLUB Join this futuristic book club reading feminist speculative fiction. November’s selection is “Ammonite,” by Nicola Griffith. Books are available for purchase at King’s Books. Broad Horizons meets the second Tuesday of every month at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. The event starts at 7 p.m.

THURS., NOV. 14 FIRST FASHION NIGHT This will be a night to meet and mingle with some of Seattle and Tacoma’s most influential fashion designers, stylists, editors and of course fashion lovers at London Couture, located at 746 Broadway Ave. Red carpet entrance followed by reception, with the chance to be professionally styled in some of the worlds most luxurious designer labels from London Couture, enjoy a complementary Butter London manicure, be seen and photographed among the best of the best in the industry, all while enjoying an evening of glitz and glam. At 9 p.m., help celebrate Mode Magazine’s release of their November issue with a champagne toast! This night offers an opportunity to celebrate and build fashion in The Great Western Washington area. Info: The event starts at 7 p.m. ‘SMALL FEET, BIG LAND’ BOOK EVENT “Small Feet, Big Land: Adventure, Home, and Family on the Edge of Alaska” follows the challenging expeditions and intimate daily life of adventure trekker Erin McKittrick and her husband Hig as they set out to explore the vast and remote corners of Alaska with their two young children in tow. The family of

four visits remote Arctic villages, investigates existing and prospective zinc and coal mines, and lives for two months atop one of the world’s largest glaciers. Throughout, Erin observes the dramatic effects of climate change on the landscape around her and reflects on the very different world in which her children will live when they are grown. Whether facing down a curious grizzly bear, eating whale blubber with new friends, picking berries on the sunny tundra, huddling in a tent during pelting rain, or catching fish for the freezer, their unconventional life and adventures draw Erin’s family – and readers – closer together. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave.

BULLETIN BOARD IRISH CYLINDERS BY DALE CHIHULY Created almost 40 years ago, the legendary “Irish Cylinders” by Dale Chihuly are now on exhibition at Museum of Glass. Among the earliest series of Chihuly’s oeuvre are the little-known, legendary Irish Cylinders, created in 1975 at the Rhode Island School of Design, begun on St. Patrick’s Day and completed over Thanksgiving weekend. The 44 vessels, loosely categorized as St. Patrick’s Day Cylinders, Irish Cylinders and the Ulysses Cylinders, which were inspired by James Joyce’s masterpiece “Ulysses.” Minty and milky, the Irish Cylinders feature glassdrawing pick-up techniques similar to Chihuly’s more abstract Blanket Cylinders. The series was briefly exhibited at the Benson Gallery in Bridehampton, NY in the summer of 1976, but then placed in storage. The complete series of Irish Cylinders has been previously exhibited at the Portland Art Museum in 1997. The Stromple Collection now numbers more than five hundred objects and is the largest single holding of Chihuly’s work. The Museum of Glass is located at 1801 Dock St. Info: www. ‘DAVID DOUGLAS: A NATURALIST AT WORK’ Discover the history and intrigue of nature in the Northwest. After the age of exploration, the discovery and identification of new species continued to generate great excitement among nations. “David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work” studies the intersection of geography, science

and cultural history through the work of the famed Scottish naturalist and his discovery of more than 200 species in the Northwest. Guest curated by Jack and Claire Nisbet, the exhibit displays Douglas’ journals and observations of Native tribes, rare 19th century botanical books and his original pressed specimens, bird mounts, pelts and skins. In addition, the exhibit traces the origins of the eponymous Douglas fir tree. David Douglas: “A Naturalist at Work” will be on display through Feb. 23, 2014. The Washington State History Museum is located at 1911 Pacific Ave. Info: HANDS AT WORK EXHIBIT An exhibit of 24 stunning photographs showing human hands and the work they do. From gardener to midwife, fisherman to puppeteer, “Hands at Work” chronicles Washingtonians and their extraordinary range of work. Developed by photographer Summer Moon Scriver and writer Iris Graville. The show runs through May 2014 at the Washington State History Museum. Info: COMEDY OPEN MIC The Happy Thursday Comedy Open Mic is a weekly stand-up comedy open mic hosted by comedian Kareem Walters, featuring some of the best rising comics and established headliners. Each week professional and amateur comedians test new material to develop their acts. It is an opportunity to test your new material in a non-comedy club atmosphere. You can catch the action at Triple Play – the newest sports bar on 6th Avenue – every Thursday. Happy Thursday Comedy Open Mic offers a fun, unpredictable show experience you won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy rare and exciting burgers while watching some of the funniest comics in the Northwest. Every Thursday at 9 p.m. Info: www. PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT Each month, on the first and third Friday from 6-9 p.m., is parents’ night out! Bring the kids to the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, where organizers will entertain the kids in a safe and fun environment. Cost is $25 per child, $10 each additional sibling. Members receive a 10 percent discount. Parents’ Night Out is most appropriate for children 3-10 years old. All children must be able to use the toilet independently. Reg-

istration is required. Register early, spots fill up quickly! Info: www. T-TOWN SWING Get your Tacoma swing dance fix every Thursday at Urban Grace Church, located in downtown. Intro to swing dance: 8:30-9 p.m., free with dance admission. Social dancing, 911:30 p.m., is $5. The atmosphere is super laid-back and fun, and features great guest instructors and DJs playing swing music from the 1930s and 1940s to keep dancers hopping all night long. In addition, blues will be played every second and fourth Friday of the month and kizomba every fourth Sunday. BROWNS POINT LIGHTKEEPERS COTTAGE The Browns Point Lightkeepers Cottage, Gardens and Museums open every Saturday 1-4 p.m. through November. Tour the 1903 cottage and view the new exhibit in the basement museum called “Dash Point Since 1906” – a collection of old and new photos and fun artifacts celebrating the Dash Point community. Visit the historical vignettes in the basement, including kitchen, sewing room and old-fashioned school. Also on the grounds, the Boathouse museum houses a replica Coast Guard surfboat, information on its construction and a collection of antique tools. View the original lighthouse bell and visit the recently restored Jerry Meeker Real Estate office on the grounds. This is the original 1906 office from which Meeker sold Hyada Park building lots. The park is a great place to picnic, fly a kite, beachcomb and more. Admission is free. Great for all ages. Limited entrance to people with disabilities (stairs). Group or school tours may be arranged by calling (253) 927-2536. Browns Point Lighthouse Park is at 201 Tulalip St. N.E., with limited parking or access the park through the adjacent Browns Point Improvement Club parking lot. Info: or (253) 927-2536. BALLROOM DANCING The STAR Center hosts ballroom dancing on the first Sunday of every month and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. There is live music. Admission is $5. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at South Park Community Center. Info: or (253) 404-3939. HOT HULA FITNESS Every Monday through Wednesday, Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts hot hula fitness classes from 78 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 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 FREE FIRST WEEKENDS Bank of America bankcard holders and employees receive free admission to the Tacoma Art Museum the first weekend of every month as part of Bank of America’s national Museums on Us program. Info: museums. UKULELE CIRCLE Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit www.

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GIG HARBOR CHINESE RESTR., same owner 25 years. $175,000 w/terms. NORTH END GAS STATION/MINI MART High gross sales, excellent profit, positive cash flow, Price is $1,100,000 (Bus. & Prop.), possible terms LANDMARK â&#x20AC;&#x153;BBQ INNâ&#x20AC;? Restaurant/ Lounge Huge Price Reduction - For Sale For $510,000 (R.E. $485K) Bus. $25K. Bldg. has been completely remodeled for a sports bar and price grill. reduced RURAL LIVING: ASHFORD, WA- Price for business, $105,000 with $25,000 down. Price for the real estate, $390,000 with $75,000 down. Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract includes a 3 B/R house, laundromat, restr./lounge bldg. on 3.4 acre, e commercial zoned parcel. pric duced re

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