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The results of a statewide test of public school students on math and reading skills suggests a learning gap between ethnic groups in local schools. The aggregate results of the Annual


Measurable Objectives tests shows that Tacoma and Fife students are largely below the state targets for math and reading proficiencies. But they are not alone. Students in Bethel, Clover Park, Eatonville, Franklin Pierce, Peninsula, Puyallup and Sumner are also below the state standard, although this test was administered



last year for the first time, so trends are not available. The statewide tests of reading and math skills are meant to chart “proficiency gaps” between students in 10 racial groups as well as income and special needs groups. The gap is determined by comparing the difference between the

group’s scores with the statewide scores of all students. The goal is to identify the racial gaps in scores and cut their differences in half by 2017 or face federal funding penalties, although those penalties have not been determined. “The 2017 targets are realistic X See SCHOOLS / page A10



Trial road closure proving popular, so far VOICE YOUR THOUGHTS BY FILLING OUT A SURVEY AT METROPARKSTACOMA.ORG. By Steve Dunkelberger


WHERE THEY MET. Nancy and Pastor Ron Vignec visited Holden Village, and posed for a photo at the spot where they first met.

PASTOR RON PIERRE VIGNEC BROUGHT PEACE AND THE POETRY OF SERVICE TO SALISHAN By Kathleen Merryman Pastor Ron Pierre Vignec, Poet of the Eastside, Bringer of Peace to the troubled, Forager of Food for the hungry, Speaker of Truth to power, Sharer of Burdens with the hopeless, and Santa Claus to those who choose to believe, has died. Thursday afternoon, Nov. 7, he suffered internal bleeding. Over the next days his wife Nancy, his son Lauren, his daughter Nicole, and his sister Christina Winch told him everything they needed to say and he needed to hear. Sunday, he died, surrounded by love – and the understanding that grace comes at a price. Nancy kissed him as he left, and word of the loss spread to all the souls who had worked with the Vignecs to transform Tacoma’s desolate places into gardens of possibility. She was 16 when she met him at Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center by Lake Chelan. He was 22, the child of a broken Russian Orthodox family in Brooklyn. “His mother was working in some factory with a Norwegian woman,” Nancy said. Ron’s mother did not feel welcome in the neighborhood’s

“Ron attended many, many, many moments of blessing. Often he was the only person there. That ministry was extremely important to him. He thought it was very, very valuable. It is a perfect example of the kind of minister he was – always in the community.” – Nancy Vignec

Catholic church. “Well, send him to the Lutheran Church,” her friend said. “They’ll take anybody.” Ron Vignec spent the rest of his life proving that. He already had dropped out of college twice when Nancy spotted him working at Holden Village. “I came there with my youth group,” Nancy said. “He was very handsome, with beautiful dark hair and distinctive features. I liked him. So I sent him a little note, ‘I have a crush on you, but don’t worry.’ I was there for one week. At the end of that week I told him, ‘In five years, you will finish college, and you and I will marry.’ We wrote letters for the whole first year. I have all

of those letters, and they are all poems, just beautiful.” They married in 1970. They taught in a grade school on Staten Island for four years. Ron became a Lutheran pastor, and they were called to a church in Stone Mountain, Ga. Ron threw himself into the community, immersing himself into meeting its needs over his own and his family’s. Two years later, when he was called to become campus minister at Pacific Lutheran University, they were thrilled. “It was a wonderful opportunity,” Nancy said. “Working with people that age is just so thrilling. Exploring ideas, choosing life goals. A lot of Ron’s work X See SALISHAN / page A4

Pastor Ron Vignec earned the love and respect of Tacoma’s Southeast Asian community By Darren Pen When my family moved from Chicago to Tacoma in 1992, we heard many refugees, kids, youths and elders from Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos talking about Pastor Ron not less than a million times, no matter where I went. That made me wonder who he was, and I wanted to meet him. Later on we met, and we became close friends. As a Khmer community activist, president of Khmer Community of Tacoma, a Safe Streets Community Mobilization Specialist and commissioner with the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, I know why many South East Asian kids, youths and elders knew Pastor Ron. If they got into trouble with the systems or needed help, Pastor Ron was always there with them and for them. Three decades ago, many refugees from Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos found homes in Tacoma. Many of them resided in the East Side Salishan Housing area and a Hilltop neighborhood. The majority of them were having a very difficult time due to new a culture, system, language, and a new way of life. Then there was a man many Americans called Pastor Ron Vignec. But those refugees called him a “white American church-man” because they did not speak English and it was too difficult for them to

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An online survey shows strong support for closing parts of Point Defiance Park’s Five Mile Drive to motorized vehicles in the morning. About 70 percent of the 140 people who have taken the survey like the idea of closing the road to cars, leaving it for only walkers, runners and bike riders Since the beginning of the month, the outer loop of Five Mile Drive has been closed to motorized vehicles until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. The roadway had been closed to cars on weekends until 1 p.m. for several years. The weekday extension of the road closure is a six-month trial as parks officials gather information with park users. Metro Parks Tacoma’s board will decide the issue next spring. “We still consider it very early in the process,” Metro Parks spokeswoman Nancy Johnson said. The road closure does not affect access to Point Defiance’s Fort Nisqually or Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, as those attractions are on the lower half of the drive through the 700-acre park. The idea behind closing the one-way road in the mornings is to allow pedestrians, joggers and cyclists safer access to the park without fear of vehicle traffic. The roadway often winds and curves, making it difficult for people to see oncoming cars, especially those that are speeding. The road is too narrow to paint on a bike lane, Johnson said. Some of the turns are too tight to allow speed tables, – wider-than-usual speed bumps – since drivers might not see them in time to slow down enough to avoid damaging their cars. The fear of pedestrian accidents along Five Mile Drive is not based on data. The Tacoma Fire Department can only find one accident along the route among the 80 calls for medical service to Point Defiance during the last two years. That one accident involved a group of drunken teens crashing a car during an afternoon drive in April. One of the four teens in the car was thrown from the car and died at the scene. X See CLOSURE / page A10

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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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Commissioned by the American Mercedes Co. of New York, the 28/95 Targa Florio chassis is a three-seater sportster. The 28/95 Mercedes was one of the last models produced by Mercedes before the 1926 merger with Daimler and Benz. The car was powered by a sixcylinder engine that was a variation of Daimler’s DF80 aircraft engine used in biplanes during World War I. The engine had a fully enclosed shaft and bevel gear driven camshaft and valves. These were then enclosed in aluminum for each of the three pairs of cylinder castings and bolted to an aluminum crankcase. The rear-wheel drive weighed in at two tons and had a top speed of 141 miles per hour. The steel chassis was constructed so that several custom bodies could fit onto the frame, making it one of the most versatile models on the Mercedes line. It was used for everything from racing to sport and show competitions,


largely because of its reliability and high performance construction. But it could also be fitted with luxury leather appointments for well-to-do buyers in search of a status symbol to drive around town. The Mercedes “Targa Florio� took its name as a result of the successes of the class-winning chassis in the famed race event in 1921 and 1922. Driver Max Sailer completed the 67-mile “Targa

City News ;(*64(4<:0*0(5:7,9-694 05:;69,65)3(*2-90+(@ This Black Friday (Nov. 29) five of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite local musicians will be performing at five different local retail shops throughout downtown Tacoma. Performances will be 15 minutes each and will be every hour on the hour beginning at 1 p.m. and ending after 5 p.m. The musicians participating: Olivia Joy Hustoft and Jenny Snipstead (singers/songwriters) at Learning Sprout Toys (809 Pacific Ave.), 1 p.m.; Rockwell Powers (emcee) at UrbanXchange (1932 Pacific Ave.), 2 p.m.; Goldfinch (band) at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Books (218 St. Helens Ave.), 3 p.m.; Apartment Lights at Millesime Designs (743 Broadway), 4 p.m.; and Q Dot (emcee) at Feather & Oar (759 Market St.), 5 p.m. The first-time event is being coordinated by organizer and emcee Zach â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rockwellâ&#x20AC;? Powers who says both the local musicians and retail shops were eager and excited to participate in the concert series. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All parties are involved are really fired up about the event,â&#x20AC;? says Powers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The musicians are excited about the opportunity to point supporters of local music towards local business and the local businesses were grateful for the musicians wanting to step up and support them on the biggest retail day of the year.â&#x20AC;? Powers says that if the concerts are positively received by the community, he hopes that the series will become an annual event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think this could become something that fans of local music and shopping come to look forward to every year,â&#x20AC;? he said. The event is sponsored by Embellish Multispace Salon. More information can be found at and the facebook event page. /6>4<*/;,:;05.05:*/663:0:;664<*/& Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools (PFTPS), a community group dedicated to strengthening our public education system, will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Olympic Room at the Main Library, Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S.

Florioâ&#x20AC;? in his Mercedes 28/95 in seven hours, 12 minutes, and eight seconds on a course where only 24 of the 42 starters completed the race. The winning vehicle was driven by Giulio Masetti in a Mercedes GP/14 who completed the course in six hours and 50-minutes. The 28/95 was about 22 minutes off the leader. The 7.2 liter aircraft-type six-cylinder engine was one of the most powerful of the day.

Many people believe our schools spend far too much time testing students. How much is too much? What impact does excessive testing have on children? Tacoma parent Breeayn Douthit said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When a seven-year-old child is feeling frustrated and disappointed due to the constant testing, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect the test results to be accurate. And evaluating a teacher based on inaccurate results is not only unfair to the teacher, but puts even more stress on the child.â&#x20AC;? How has Race to the Top and the Common Core State Standards changed the classroom environment? Is Kindergarten too soon to begin testing students? Please join us as we try to answer these questions and begin this important conversation. PFTPS is a grassroots group. The membership is comprised of parents, community members, past and present education employees, grandparents, community activists and more. PFTPS also welcomes high school and college students, civic leaders, retired school district employees and neighborhood leaders who are interested in joining. Members are expected to support the mission and attend at least two meetings per year. For more information about Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools, visit or on Facebook at Contact: Kim Golding, (253) 906-8827, email

*36=,97(92/0./:*/6637905*07(3(>(9+,+ Clover Park High School (CPHS) principal John Seaton was named the South Puget Sound Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (SPSL) High School Principal of the Year during the Washington Educatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Conference in October. Principals from SPSL schools vote and select the award winner. This is first time Seaton has been nominated for the honor. Seaton has been principal at CPHS since 2005. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very honored to receive this award,â&#x20AC;? said Seaton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Clover Park High School staff works very hard to motivate and encourage our students to do their best.â&#x20AC;? All nominated principals from leagues across the state were candidates for the state high school Principal of the Year. Mariner High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brent Kline received the state high school Principal of the Year honors. -05+469,*0;@5,>:(;;(*64(>,,23@*64

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The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded FISH Food Banks its 2014 Neighborhood Builders award, which comes with $200,000 and leadership training. Bank of America chooses Neighborhood Builders from high-performing non-profits that have made a significant impact on meeting community needs. Established in 1973, FISH has seven food banks throughout Pierce County, plus a Mobile Food Bank that delivers food to areas without a food bank. A specially outfitted semi-trailer, the Mobile Food Bank came online in 2011, and in 2012 served 30,000 people. FISH as a whole distributed 6 million pounds of food to 556,298 people in 2012. The grant is unrestricted, which means that FISH can choose how to use it in its mission to improve food security for Pierce County residents. It plans to use the gift to double the Mobile Food Bank’s distribution, bringing it to 10 sites per week in 2014. “In assessing our operations and our ability to serve families in need, we recognized that the combination of drastic cutbacks in public transportation and continued high gas prices have created real obstacles for many low-income families,” said FISH Executive Director Beth Elliott. “There are large pockets of poverty in Pierce County where there is little or no access to a food bank. To alleviate hunger in these areas with high poverty, limit-


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Mike Mowat joined, left to right, FISH Development Director Emily Happy, Executive Director Beth Elliott, Bank of America Foundation’s Christi Gordon, Bank of America Senior Vice President Steve Harlow and FISH director of Operations Jim Beaudoin for the giant check ceremony.

ed access to transportation and limited access to nutritious food, we decided to launch a Mobile Food Bank. This grant from Bank of America will make a huge difference in the amount of food we’re able to distribute and the amount of people we’re able to serve.” Christi Gordon, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Bank of America, Puget Sound, explained the bank’s choice of FISH: “With one in six Americans at risk for hunger in the United States, we recognize the important role FISH Food Bank plays in

serving our most vulnerable residents and ensuring better lives for many individuals and families in Pierce County communities by providing critical needs to those who are hungry. It’s our hope that this leadership training and funding will not only deepen their impact today but sustain their mission and services over time.” Bank of America made the announcement, complete with a giant check, at the Tacoma Rotary lunch meeting

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If you are like me, you really hate home burglars. They violate your sense of security and it’s creepy DAVID ROSE knowing someone was in your house. That’s why it’s great news that two burglary suspects accused of breaking into a house on Vickery Avenue East and stealing a large television on Oct. 14 have been identified and charged in the crime. After surveillance photos from the victim’s home were

featured on Washington’s Most Wanted and shared from the Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers Facebook page, detectives received more than 25 tips naming the suspects as Eric Weller and Brian Beckett. Pierce County Det. Ed Troyer says, “Eric Weller was named as the suspect in the Seahawks shirt, Brian Beckett was named as the suspect wearing the black sweatshirt with the stars on the chest.” Beckett was arrested shortly after the burglary by the Puyallup Police Department for a probation violation, reckless driving, obstructing law enforcement and failure to remain at an accident. When

he was booked into jail, deputies learned he was wearing what appears to be the same sweatshirt seen in the burglary video. He has been charged with Residential Burglary and is currently in the Pierce County Jail. Troyer says forensics investigators have matched a fingerprint from the crime scene to Weller. He is not in custody but has been charged with the burglary as well. A summons has been issued for him to appear in court on Nov. 22. If he does not appear, a warrant will be issued for his arrest and he will be featured as a fugitive on Washington’s Most Wanted.

Drugs make people do stupid things. One such story of drug-tainted decision-making includes a police report from Nov. 7, when an officer responded to a call about an unconscious man behind the wheel of his car parked at a gas station along the 2500 block of Pacific Avenue. The officer found a man slumped at the wheel with a syringe containing heroin in the passenger’s seat. He was questioned and released with an order not to trespass on the property. But that didn’t happen. He returned an hour later and began arguing with the station clerk about where his car had been towed. The officer returned and arrested him for tresspassing, no mention about the drugs in the car, however. A clerk received a call from a bank a few hours after a woman used a debit card for an alcohol purchase. The card had been stolen. That prompted a call to police, who tracked the stolen card user down and found her at her house. She immediately started crying when cops began to question her. She said a friend named “Emily” had hurt her leg and wanted her to use her debit card to buy alcohol for a party. The woman admitted that she used “Emily’s” card, but returned it to her friend, then gave her the alcohol at a nearby church. “Emily” wasn’t there when police arrived. The alleged forger was placed under arrest. Compiled by Steve Dunkelberger

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fraudulently used by the pictured suspect at a Timberland Savings Bank and at a nearby Safeway gas station located on Meridian Ave. E. Sometime between 8:05 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., the victim’s stolen keys were used by an unidentified suspect to burglarize the victim’s residence on 14th Ave. S. in Tacoma. Stolen items included a black and silver Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun.



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ing around them. They called it Asset-Based Community Development, rebuilding communities from within. The Vignecs, who are friends of Kretzmann and McKnight, brought the concept to Salishan. They started by learning the community, identifying its natural leaders. They got training for those leaders, and invited them to serve in associations and on councils. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A main source was the parents who were part of the Head Start policy council at Lister Elementary School,â&#x20AC;? Nancy said. Those parents were fighting to keep the school in Salishan when the school district replaced it. When they won that, they worked to make the school responsive, with resources open to the neighbors. Children going to the new school said it felt like it was reaching out to welcome them with a hug. Salishan Lutheran Mission met first in the ragged East Side Neighborhood Center, with Sunday services at 4 p.m., followed by a meal. In the neighborhood of poor families, food was the magic lure that drew people, especially kids, to participate in healthy programs. Pastor Ron, as everyone called him, took to keeping a stash of non-perishable staples in the mission van so that he could offer hungry families immediate help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We focused a lot of work on three things,â&#x20AC;? Nancy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Responding to basic needs, identifying gifts and aspirations and having people share those gifts with the whole community.â&#x20AC;? The Mission had a weekly Sing & Snack evening. It had an annual Christmas pageant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We always had a live baby Jesus every single year,â&#x20AC;? Nancy said. And Pastor Ron was always Santa Claus, who may have been his long-lost twin. The leaders blossomed. Kids went to college. Families learned the skills to support

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was focused on peace and justice.â&#x20AC;? Plus, he had a day off each week, and vacations. In 1985, he had the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua and El Salvador. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know this trip will change your life,â&#x20AC;? Nancy told him. It did. Just as El Salvador was rife with political brutality, Salishan was awash in criminal violence. When his church established the Salishan Lutheran mission, he accepted their call to serve it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d had those wonderful years at PLU working on peace and justice in an academic way,â&#x20AC;? Nancy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here was a chance for the two of us to do it together. It was a totally new mission started by the national Church and the local synod. He had to start absolutely from scratch.â&#x20AC;? Ron founded the mission, and Nancy worked for Lutheran Social Services. In those days, social work revolved around the idea that good people with enough money and authority could parachute into troubled communities and fix everything from the top down. Funders allocated money on the basis of needs, not accountability for results. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work, and Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s troubled public housing high-rises became the national symbol of its failure. Salishan was the local example. Two University of Chicago social scientists were proposing a truer vision. John P. Kretzmann and John McKnight identified strengths in troubled neighborhoods, mapped those assets and built fund-

themselves and moved out of Salishan. Nancy was an ally for Tacoma Housing Authority, which owned all of the old Salishan, built during World War II. In 1991, THA recruited her. Salishan Lutheran Mission was already inviting other players to collaborate. PLU students volunteered there, and some lived there during the summer, staffing community programs. Tacoma Schools and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department partnered to put Family Resource Centers at the schools. The Health Department stationed a public health nurse there to address everything from parenting, cooking and budgeting to domestic abuse. Tacoma Police worked with residents in multiple languages to set up phone trees and report crime. The Girl Scouts adapted their programs for immigrant families. The Mission started anti-gang programs. The 4-H and Washington State University backed gardens and sewing classes. Community heroes rose to the challenge. Darachan Ros. Norma Levingston. Gloria Morehouse. Joyce Miles. Justine Archer. Sue Bernstein. Lisa Miller. Dozens, hundreds more. The Vignecs were in the thick of it, introducing potential collaborators to the wonders of a community healing itself. Metro Parks joined, and kids ate during the summer and danced and played all year long. Pastor Ron invited everyone, everyone, to pile into his van for a tour of the hidden riches of the East Side, from the taqueria with the Vietnamese owner to the Gathering Place, the community garden, the Puyallup Tribeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cemetery, the African Drum and Dance Team practice and the Cambodian language and dance classes, the Buddhist temples, Holy Family of Jesus Cambodian Episcopal Church and HFJ Community Services with its Asian food bank.

He gave hundreds of tours, and drew in scores of collaborators. When Tacoma Housing Authority gathered the money to tear down the old Salishan and rebuild it as a community that includes privately owned homes, the Vignecs had dozens of supporters waiting to help with, and invest in, that rebirth. But Pastor Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tours acknowledged the East Sideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grief, too. He pointed out where a mother and her children were beaten, their house torched. He showed where school children had fallen to drive-by shooters and the Beltway Sniper had practiced on a young woman in Salishan. When Associated Ministries started its Moments of Blessing to reclaim the places where murder victims fell, Pastor Ron was among the first clerics to join. Since then, the program has filled pole after pole with ribbons bearing the names of victims throughout Pierce County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ron attended many, many, many moments of blessing,â&#x20AC;? Nancy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Often he was the only person there. He often had some of those poles in the car. That ministry was extremely important to him. He thought it was very, very valuable. It is a perfect example of the kind of minister he was â&#x20AC;&#x201C; always in the community.â&#x20AC;? Not only was he always in the community, he was always feeling the community. He carried with him the grief of fathers whose sons were heading to prison, the helplessness of moms who could not rescue children from drugs. He shared that heavy understanding in his advocacy. He stood in meetings, and in his sermons, speaking in what was the poetry of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love. In 2007 he was awarded the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize for his lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work as a peacemaker. In 2009, he retired from his ministry. He never retired from his mission.

Local Restaurants Enjoy Thanksgiving with Uncle Thurm By Kate Burrows

With husband-and-wife team Thurmond and Linda Brokenbrough behind the delicious soul food at Uncle Thurmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FingerLickinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ribs and Chicken, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no wonder the restaurant has developed a strong, loyal following of regular customers. They each bring extensive training and experience in the culinary world, but it is the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friendly, welcoming atmosphere that truly sets it apart from other establishments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I make sure I get out and bug everyone who comes in here,â&#x20AC;? Thurmond laughed. As a former cook in the military, he knows what it takes to feed large quantities of hungry mouths. And with Lindaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talent with pastries and desserts, Uncle Thurmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offers a little something for everyone. And this Thanksgiving, Uncle Thurmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is more than ready to help customers present a holiday



Brokenbrough of Uncle Thurmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finger-Lickinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ribs and Chicken is ready to help out with Thanksgiving dinner, offering an array of sides, dessert and turkey preparation for customers looking to spend a little less time in the kitchen and a lot more time with the family this Thanksgiving.

dinner to be remembered for years to come. Customers can bring in their own turkey (20 pounds or less) and Uncle Thurm himself will prepare it to perfection using his own classic flavor profile. A full roster of sides is available, served in portions to serve 10 peo-

ple: candied yams, collard/mustard greens, green beans, macaroni and cheese, savory bread dressing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, dinner rolls (each side is $20 apiece), and sweet potato pie for $10. The turkey will cost $20 to prepare, and all orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 25. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I make the best giblet gravy around,â&#x20AC;? Thurmond said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about cooking with tender, loving care and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what we do here.â&#x20AC;? Ordering Thanksgiving dinner from Uncle Thurmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s would not only guarantee a delicious, memorable meal, but it will also take some stress out of the day and allow families to spend quality time together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thanksgiving is a holiday for people to spend time together, and ordering from us helps keep everyone out of the kitchen,â&#x20AC;? he said. Uncle Thurmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is located at 3709 S. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St. For more information or to place a Thanksgiving order, please call (253) 475-1881.



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Hire our vets By Don C. Brunell The good news is America is bringing its troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. However, that presents a challenge because a large number of those troops will leave the military upon their return. That shift, along with significant cuts in military spending, means tens of thousands of veterans will be looking for work. Unfortunately, those veterans have a higher rate of unemployment than the general population â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 10.1 percent, compared to 7.2 percent for the general population. Many of these brave citizens, who put their lives on the line for us, are returning with wounds, both physical and emotional. They must make a difficult transition from the military to civilian life, and the need to find a job in our slow economy makes that transition more difficult. They need our help and understanding. Many organizations, including the Association of Washington Business and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have launched programs to encourage employers to hire veterans. Nationally, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spearheading an effort to hire 500,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. Last Memorial Day, Walmart announced it will hire more than 100,000 veterans over the next five years. In addition, Walmartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Military Family Promise program guarantees a

By Lee Mun Wah

job at the nearest store when military personnel and spouses employed by Walmart and Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club are transferred to a different part of the country. The program also guarantees that, if employees called to active duty earn less in military pay, the company will make up the difference. Just this past week, two Washington state companies announced plans to hire veterans and active-duty spouses. Microsoft has launched a new pilot program at Saint Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joint Base Lewis-McChord campus to train active-duty service members transitioning out of service. The company will then place them in entry-level jobs as software testers. And Starbucks announced it will hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years. CEO Howard Schultz says his company also plans to open five stores on or near military bases that will share their profits with the local communities. These efforts will be needed because the downsizing of our military forces will be felt heavily in our state. JBLM is currently home to 33,645 active duty soldiers. Including Air Force and reservists, the total military population is close to 40,000. An Army study released early this year suggested that a reduction of 8,000 soldiers from JBLM would cause more than 20,100 military family members to leave the area. The News Tribune reported that a major

downsizing like that could also mean the loss of more than 10,000 military contract and private sector jobs. While cuts of that magnitude may not happen, the Army announced last summer that it will deactivate the 4th Stryker Brigade at JBLM, which has about 4,000 soldiers. JBLM is one of 10 bases in the United States losing brigades in a reorganization that will reduce troop strength in the Army from 570,000 to 490,000 by 2017. The military downsizing will have a significant impact on our economy, but for the soldiers and their families transitioning out of the service, the impact is immediate: They need jobs. The good thing about this deactivation compared to the Vietnam era is that Americans are more appreciative of our military and willing to support our troops and their families. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employers recognize the qualities veterans bring to the workplace. They are trained to show up early, leave late, know how to work in teams, how to manage people and materials, and they can adapt to ever-changing environments under demanding pressures. Hiring veterans and military spouses isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just the right thing to do â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the smart thing to do. Don Brunell is president of the Association of Washington Business. For more about AWB, visit www.awb. org.

Embracing our differences

Recently, at a training I was facilitating, a young white man adamantly shared that he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see differences in people and thought that my talking about our differences only added to our feelings of separation. He then asked me if I hated white people because I continually brought up the issue of racism. For a moment, I was stunned, not just because of his question, but rather what was beneath his inquiry: a questioning of my motives. Ah, how familiar this all seemed. I have had this scenario play out a hundred times in almost every imaginable setting, be it at a university, corporation, government or social agency or place of worship. I remember once a reporter asked me to speak about inclusion and I replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not unless you are willing to also have me talk about exclusion.â&#x20AC;? In many ways, the reporterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s question was a microcosm of a much larger argument facing this country â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a continual need to move on and a deep desire to always appear â&#x20AC;&#x153;togetherâ&#x20AC;?

and as â&#x20AC;&#x153;one.â&#x20AC;? The underlying fear is that somehow any discussion of how divided and unequal we are will only serve to divide us. It is my feeling that it is our silence and our indifference that divides us and makes our relationships unsafe. It is our continuous need to avoid the â&#x20AC;&#x153;hard discussionsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;staying in the processâ&#x20AC;? that makes us always searching for quick solutions with once-a-year diversity trainings and celebrations. It has been my experience of over 20 years as a diversity trainer that we are afraid to talk about our differences because we continually see it as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;negativeâ&#x20AC;? experience. That somehow if we were to talk about our differences we would leave wounded and even further divided. The truth be told: We are already divided. Not because of our differences, but because of our indifference to truly â&#x20AC;&#x153;seeing and appreciating each other.â&#x20AC;? We are divided because we blindly see â&#x20AC;&#x153;the otherâ&#x20AC;? through our own lens, instead of being curious about anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experiences and perspectives. Anais

Nin once wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see things as they are, we see them as we are.â&#x20AC;? And so, what if we did see â&#x20AC;&#x153;color?â&#x20AC;? What would that mean? Who taught us that not seeing color was what people of color wanted or needed? And if we â&#x20AC;&#x153;didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see colorâ&#x20AC;? then why are we so divided by color? Unless, of course, someone is peekingâ&#x20AC;Ś So here is an exercise I created, entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Differences Exercise.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;When did you first notice you were â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;different?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; How did that affect you and how does it affect you today?â&#x20AC;? As Virginia Wolfe once said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are all different. What divides us is the value we place on those differences.â&#x20AC;? Lee Mun Wah is an internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker (â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Color of Fearâ&#x20AC;?), author, poet, Asian folkteller, educator, community therapist and master diversity trainer at Stir Fry Seminars & Consulting, Phone (510) 204-8840.

It seems that the pilot program to close the outer reaches of Point Defiance Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Five-Mile Drive to cars and trucks during morning hours has strong support. MetroParksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; online survey is trending about three to one in favor of barring motorized vehicles from the roadway until 11 a.m. on weekdays. The road has been closed on Saturdays and Sundays during that time for years now. The survey will be collecting comments and votes through the winter, but the trend isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t likely to change dramatically enough to swing the results. The parks board will then decide about the issue next spring. Maybe the weekday closure of the roadway is the best solution. It is manageable by park staff. It has strong support with walkers, joggers and cyclists who would like to loop around the scenic roadway without fear of being hit by speeding cars zipping around blind corners. But the closure of a public roadway out of fear of potential pedestrian-versus-car accidents doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold up. It is a solution in search of a problem. There has not been a rash of accidents or even nearaccidents on the roadway. In fact, the opposite is apparently true. Of the 80 calls for service in Point Defiance during the last two years, Tacoma Fire Department officials found only one accident of note. Even that was a single-car crash involving a group of drunken teens that wrecked a car during an afternoon drive in April. It left one passenger dead and the driver in handcuffs, but no pedestrians were involved. So, statistically speaking, closing the roadway to avoid pedestrian accidents is a non-starter. Five Mile Drive is already one of the safest roadways for pedestrians in the city. Banning cars from the would avoid the potential for pedestrian accidents, but doing that would be like preventing drowning deaths by banning swimming. The expanded closure plan for vehicles also cuts off the use of a section of the park to people who perhaps canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get there any other way â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the elderly and the disabled. While many people can venture on foot or peddle to the outer reaches of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roadway to see Puget Sound in the early morning hours or to set up picnic activities before outdoor parties start, some people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have that luxury. Motorized vehicles are their lifeline to nature and the outside world. The closure means they will never see the morning colors of Puget Sound from the Dalco Passage Viewpoint, for example, because walkers and cyclists are more organized with their survey efforts. Sure, everyone would like to have a park just for themselves. Just ask the off-leash dog park users. But Point Defiance is something special. Its 700 acres include some of the last old growth forests in Western Washington, and offer wonderful views of Puget Sound. It is bad policy to restrict access for one group of users to benefit another group, all based on some irrational fear of accidents that reports show donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really happen. Even with the road closure limited to the outer reach of the Five-Mile Drive loop, and therefore, not affecting cars driving to Fort Nisqually or the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, the closure will deter people from enjoying the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other offerings without any reason other than survey results and beliefs that run counter to reality. Voice your thoughts by filling out a survey at The above opinion represents the view of Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s editorial board.


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MOUNT TAHOMA FALLS IN RETURN TO DISTRICT PLAYOFFS Bellarmine wins 4A title, Curtis state-bound

BELLARMINE CRUISES PAST KAMIAK TO PUNCH STATE TICKET Lincoln can’t capitalize against Eastside Catholic


fter erasing self-doubts about another deep postseason run, Bellarmine Prep’s focus was squarely on Kamiak, the No. 5 seed from the Wesco 4A. In front of a packed house at Mount Tahoma Stadium, the Lions amassed 443 yards of total offense – 332 yards on the ground – to cruise to a 63-21 win on Nov. 9 and advance to face Newport in the opening round of the 4A state playoffs. “I was proud of the way we both started and finished,” said Lions head coach Tom Larsen. “Give a lot of credit to our offensive line as they were a big reason for our success on the ground tonight.” The main cog in the offensive engine was junior running back Nate Goltermann, who ran for 234 yards and five touchdowns on the night. “We kept it pretty simple tonight, and that’s the way we got it done,” said Goltermann. “We’ll have to keep it rolling next week too.” Quarterback Lou Millie got the Lions on the board early, bootlegging around right end untouched to the end zone from 23 yards out to cap a 67-yard drive in just five plays for a 7-0 lead just two minutes into the game. Following a Kamiak fumble, Goltermann found the end zone from seven yards out for a 14-0 lead just 12 seconds later. The Knights responded by marching 90 yards in nine plays, cutting into the deficit on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Becker to Henderson Belk. The Lions regained their two-touchdown lead at 21-7 on a 3-yard Goltermann touchdown run late in the first quarter. Leading 28-14 at the end of the first quarter, the Lions would find the end zone on three consecutive possessions – including two touchdown passes from Millie to Garrett McKay – to take a 49-14 lead at the half. “Our running game worked really well and it led us to the big win tonight,” McKay said. “Our O-line was fantastic tonight.” Kamiak was able to move the ball offensively – finishing with over 300 yards of offense – but the Lions’ defense stepped up when it counted, recovering two fumbles and snagging three interceptions in the game. “We played really disciplined tonight after we gave up those two early scores and we came together really well as a unit,” said Lions senior defensive lineman Matt White. After cruising in the second half, the Lions began preparing for the game at Newport on Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. The winner moves on to face either Bothell or Graham-Kapowsin in the quarterfinals. “They are a really good team from a great conference,” said Larsen of Newport. “Our work will be cut out for us.” By Steve Mullen


A year after travelling to face eventual state champ Bellevue in the opening round of

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TOUGH DEFENSE. (Top) Mount Tahoma’s

Rejie Wright (5) tries to tip a ball over the net as Prairie’s Kaylee Warren (left), Huong Nguyen (middle) and Jamie Ripley (right) go up to block. (Bottom) The Thunderbirds’ Asalei Sokimi (6) tries to spike a ball as Jamie Ripley defends. By Jeremy Helling

Facing a defending state champ is a tall task for any squad. But for a squad reintroducing itself to the playoff scene for the first time in over two decades, Mount Tahoma managed to show some promising flashes against Prairie. The Thunderbirds couldn’t maintain momentum, however, falling 25-17, 25-19, 25-13 to the Falcons in their opener at the 3A Bi-District tournament on Nov. 8 at Auburn Mountainview High School. The Thunderbirds, making their first trip to districts since 1989, fell in five sets to Shelton on Nov. 9 to be eliminated, but took pride in what they had accomplished. “We’re pleased,” said Mount Tahoma head coach Terry Lynn Thayer. “It’s been a long time and we’re due. It’s our time now.” Prairie controlled much of the first game, shooting out to a 23-12 lead on Jessica Ripley’s ace that dropped in the middle of the Thunderbirds’ defense. But Alanna Bates-Carector responded with a kill and Asalei Sokimi added two straight aces to spur a 5-0 run before the Falcons finally closed it out. “They don’t give up,” Thayer said. “That’s the best part about these girls.” The Thunderbirds fell behind 11-7 in the second game before launching an 8-3 run to take the lead, with Sokimi earning three kills and senior Jessica Evans adding two others during the stretch. But Prairie again responded with a 7-0 run to take a 23-16 lead, and put the game away after Sokimi’s ace had cut it to 23-19. After falling behind 9-5 in the final game, Prairie went on a 20-4 run to close out the match, forcing the Thunderbirds into service errors and mis-hits. Sokimi led Mount Tahoma with eight kills and added 20 digs, while Bates-Carector had six kills and a team-high 30 digs for the Thunderbirds. Aliyah Carector had a team-high 17 assists, Evans added eight assists and Sacha Ausage had 29 digs for Mount Tahoma. The Thunderbirds fell in five sets to Shelton on Nov. 9 to be eliminated, as the Highclimbers won 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 26-28, 15-12 in a back-andforth affair. Sokimi finished with 18 kills and 34 digs, Carector had 23 assists and Bates-Carector had 11 kills and a team-high 37 digs against the Highclimbers.



STATE-BOUND. (Top) Bellarmine Prep wide receiver Drew Griffin

(10) breaks loose as Zach Ota (72) and Matthew Hallis (65) provide blocks. (Middle) The Lions’ Daniel Joyce (bottom) brings down Kamiak’s Joseph Binda with help from Tyler Lee, Eric Glueck, Nick Dionas (50) and Elijah Klein (62). (Bottom) Lou Millie hauls in one of the Lions’ three interceptions in the game.

Maintaining their top ranking in 4A and with eyes on a repeat state title, Bellarmine Prep swept through the field in the 4A Bi-District tournament – including a three-set victory in the championship over Kentwood – on Nov. 8-9 at Kentwood High School. The Lions swept both Spanaway Lake and Curtis in their first two matches, and topped Emerald Ridge 25-20, 25-11, 20-25, 25-19 in the semifinals to advance to the finals. They topped Kentwood 25-15, 25-21, 25-17 to maintain their perfect season record. They will face Rogers of Puyallup in their state opener on Nov. 15 at 11:45 a.m. at Saint Martin’s University. Should they win they would play in the quarterfinals at 6:45 p.m. After falling to Bellarmine Prep, Curtis topped Skyview in five sets and swept Rogers of Puyallup to claim a berth at the state tournament. The Vikings will begin against Eisenhower on Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. at Saint Martin’s University.


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furious late-season surge led Foss to the 3A Bi-District Girls Soccer playoffs for the second straight year, after making their first-ever appearance in the postseason last year. But the Falcons again ran into some tough competition from the SPSL 3A, as Enumclaw struck for three goals in three minutes late in the first half on their way to a 6-0 win over Foss on Nov. 7 at Sunset Chevy Stadium in Sumner. Still, the Falcons – who were 5-2 in the previous seven games to edge Shelton for the final playoff spot – were satisfied with what they accomplished. “We were happy to be here after going 0-4 to start the season,” said Foss head coach Mark

Kramer. “When the seniors here were freshman, we didn’t win a game. We finally tied a game their sophomore year, and made it to the playoffs their junior and senior years. It was like they just burst onto the scene. All of a sudden they just gelled. The girls stuck with it, they didn’t give up.” The Hornets maintained possession in the Falcons’ half of the field for most of the match, and Foss’ best opportunity to score came on a free kick in the sixth minute. But defender Tyfanni Chin’s shot from 40 yards out sailed right of the goal. Hannah Dahlquist got Enumclaw on the board in the 10th minute, outracing the defense on the left side and driving a shot over freshman keeper Meagan

Kamberger from 25 yards out. Kamberger, though, was solid in making eight saves for the Falcons in the game. Foss withheld any more damage until the 27th minute, when Mia Fornelius crossed up a Falcons defender in the top of the box and sent a low shot under Kamberger to make it 2-0. Dahlquist drove a low shot into the left of goal two minutes later, and Fornelius stole a ball moments after the resulting kickoff and added her second goal to give the Hornets a commanding 4-0 lead at the break. “The depth on the bench just wasn’t there,” said Kramer of his squad, which was missing defenders Chiyoko Ivery and Emma RueJohns to injuries. “We were going to get tired by 40 minutes. We did better in the second half. I think the leadership of the team in (senior defender) Jessica (Orozco) and Tyfanni made a big difference.” Amber Dunlap and Haley Johnson added goals for the Hor-

nets in the second half to account for the rest of the scoring. By Jeremy Helling

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Bitter cold winds and a slippery field made for an adventurous night at Stadium Bowl between Peninsula and Wilson in the 3A Bi-District playoffs on Nov. 7. But the Seahawks owned most of the play throughout the night, getting a 2-0 shutout win to eliminate the Lady Rams. Both teams had trouble establishing any kind of offensive consistency early, as the 40 mileper-hour winds played havoc on the pace of play. Peninsula began to apply pressure in the Wilson end in the latter part of the first half, but Rams keeper Rebecca Simansky made two crucial stops at point-blank range to keep it a scoreless tie at the half. The second half brought more of the same for Wilson, as Seahawks continued to bring pressure

in the Wilson end and the Lady Rams could not muster any kind of offense at all. In all, Wilson mustered four shots on goal for the night. Peninsula’s pressure began to pay off in the middle part of the half when Jolene Kvinsland had a tap-in goal in front of the net in the 64th minute to make it 1-0. They added to it five minutes later when Kaiti Dewhurst scored on a header from the far post for a controlling 2-0 lead. The Rams applied some pressure in the 73rd minute as a crossing pass in front of the net just missed the sprawling header attempt by Hannah Kunkel. Perry Henricksen launched a laser shot from 25 yards out four minutes later that was just wide right. That was the final good look at goal for the Rams. Wilson ends the season having placed second in the Narrows 3A with a 9-1-2 record in league play. By Steve Mullen


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Placing four runners in the top 20 finishers, Bellarmine Prep edged Camas for the team title at the 4A cross country state meet on Nov. 9 in Pasco. Sophomore Emily Thomas led the way for the Lions by placing 14th individually in a personal-best time of 18 minutes and 35.33 seconds, with junior Laura Staeheli just five seconds behind in placing 16th. Junior Miranda Ross placed 18th and senior Jordan Thurston took 20th, just under 17 seconds behind Thomas. The Lions had a team score of 92, while Camas placed second with 105 points. Camasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Alexa Efraimson won the individual title by finishing in 17 minutes and 1.10 seconds, over 55 seconds better than second-place finisher Lindsey Bradley of Richland. The Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boys were paced by senior Quentin Purtzer, who finished 19th in a time of 15 minutes and 51.21 seconds. Sophomore Jack Yearian took 27th place, while junior Will Sherman placed 37th for the Lions. Stadium junior Shay Glackin-Coley placed 57th individually, finishing in 16 minutes and 19.62 seconds. As expected, Gig Harbor PHOTO BY JEREMY HELLING ran away with the team title, having ;67-050:/,9 Bellarmine Prep sophomore Emily Thomas the top three finishers and placing helped lead the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; girls to the 4A state cross country title four runners in the top ten. by finishing 14th individually. By Jeremy Helling The Spartans brought most of Lexsi Manning created a couple CURTIS FALLS TO SKYLINE the pressure early, getting good looks more chances midway through the on a couple of set pieces taken by period on a couple corner kicks, but 05:;(;,67,5,9 After stumbling in their two senior defender Abbie Litka. The the Vikings were still unable to capidistrict matches, Curtis faced an Vikings got their first good look on talize. Skyline finally put the game unfriendly foe in perennial power a counterattack in the 22nd minute, away in the 76th minute, as Amanda and defending state champ Sky- as forward Morgan Weaver corralled Johnston outraced the defense on line - regarded by many as the a long chip forward, crossed up a the left side and sent a low pass in top-ranked team in the state - in defender, and unleashed a low shot to Jordan Branch, who drove it off their 4A state tournament opener. that was saved by Skyline keeper keeper Sierra Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hands and into And despite withstanding much of Emily Baril. Skyline struck seven the goal. The Spartans outshot the Vikings the Spartansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; advances, the Vikings minutes later, as Litkaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corner was couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite keep up, falling 2-0 on deflected out, but midfielder Bianca 17-9 in the match â&#x20AC;&#x201C; putting seven Nov. 12 at Skyline High School to be Saint was there to send in a follow- shots on target â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but Miller came up up shot to make it 1-0. with five saves to keep Curtis in it. eliminated. The Vikings came out aggressive The Vikings finish with a 13-5-1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;After winning our league, if we could have won one of those two in the second half, as Weaver cre- overall record, having advanced to games (at districts) it would have ated a couple of opportunities and the state tournament for the second made our path a lot easier,â&#x20AC;? said Amanda Ellinghausâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; long throw into straight year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any time you make it to state, Curtis head coach Frank Hankel. the box in the 43rd minute nearly thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an achievement itself,â&#x20AC;? Hanâ&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the game we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want. rattled into the goal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were all over them,â&#x20AC;? Han- kel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only 16 teams make it. To Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won four out of (the past) five (state titles). When you think kel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you ask, is make it two years in a row, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school soccer this is the Mecca that your girls respond. The girls something to be proud of.â&#x20AC;? responded well.â&#x20AC;? By Jeremy Helling right here.â&#x20AC;?





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Foss senior Emma Chard set the meet record in the 100-yard freestyle and added a win in the 100-yard breaststroke at the 3A BiDistrict swim meet on Nov. 8-9 at Hazen High School. Chard won the 100-yard freestyle in 51.66 seconds in the finals on Nov. 9, breaking her own record she had set in the prelims the day before. She later won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:05.20, and will now set her sights on the state meet. After a solid showing at districts, fellow Foss senior Sarah Sachs will gear up for the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke at the state meet. Sachs and Chard will join Yana Kuloff and Nicole Ripley in swimming the 200-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relays at state. Wilson will have a solid contingent at state as well, with sophomore Madeleine Dodge swimming the 200- and 500-yard freestyles, Karli Stevenson swimming the 200-yard individual medley and senior Hailey Viehmann taking part in the diving competition. Dodge, Stevenson, Kelly Tran and Rachel Duke will also swim in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The 3A swim meet takes place at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, with prelims on Nov. 15 at 6:15 p.m. and finals on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. By Jeremy Helling

;(*64()(7;0:; VOLLEYBALL HEADS TO STATE After dropping their first match, Tacoma Baptist responded with two straight wins at the 2B Bi-District volleyball tournament on Nov. 9 at Stanwood High School to advance to the state tournament as the No. 3 seed. The Crusaders fell in three sets to Darrington in their opener, as senior Natalie Snyder still managed to tally nine kills while setter McKenna Neufeld had 10 assists. That duo was key again in a three-set sweep over Orcas Island, as Snyder had a team-high 12 kills while Neufeld notched 25 assists. Ashley Brooks had six kills and Jane Cooksley added four kills for the Crusaders. They topped SeaTac 2B foe Bear Creek for the third time this season,

GATORS ADVANCE TO STATE, EAGLES ELIMINATED Annie Wright won its first match, but fell in the championships at the 1A Tri-District volleyball tournament on Nov. 7-9 at Kings High School to take the No. 2 seed to the state tournament. The Gators topped Cedar Park Christian in three sets â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 26-24, 25-19, 25-23 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in their opener on Nov. 9, but were swept 27-25, 25-19, 25-14 by Kings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Annie Wrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first loss of the season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; later in the day. The Gators were set to open the state tournament against Zillah on Nov. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Yakima Valley SunDome. They will look for revenge after Zillah topped them in four sets in the state opener last year. Life Christian, meanwhile, was topped in five sets by Nooksack Valley on Nov. 7 in their district opener to be eliminated. The Eagles finished third in the Nisqually 1A this year with an 11-3 mark in league play. By Jeremy Helling

CRUSADERS STATE-BOUND IN 2B BOYS SOCCER The Tacoma Baptist boys soccer team rattled off two straight victories in the consolation bracket in the 2B Bi-District tournament to earn the fifth seed to the state tournament on Nov. 9. The Crusaders fell 2-1 to Providence Classical Christian on Nov. 2, but responded with a dominant 9-3 win over La Conner on Nov. 7 in a loser-out match. They then topped Shoreline Christian 3-2 on Nov. 9 in a loser-out, winner-to-state contest. The Crusaders will travel to Spokane to face St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which topped Tacoma Baptist in the state opener last year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on Nov. 16 at noon at Whitworth College. By Jeremy Helling

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Rayshaun Miller led Lincoln with 25 carries for 123 yards, and added three catches for 93 yards and a touchdown in his final high school game.

the playoffs, Lincoln faced another tough road matchup in reigning 3A state runnerup Eastside Catholic. A pair of first-half turnovers contributed to a 21-point deficit, and the Abes couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t claw back in an eventual 41-21 loss to the Crusaders on Nov. 8 in the 3A BiDistrict playoffs. With Crusaders starting running back Henry Jarvis injured early, backup Brandon Wellington â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished with 20 carries for a game-high 148 yards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; put Eastside Catholic up with a 4-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter to cap a 14-play, 87-yard drive. Lincoln looked like it would answer right back, driving 70 yards in 11 plays to the Crusadersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1-yard line, but Marcus Johnson fumbled on 3rd-and-goal, and Eastside Catholic recovered. Wellington led them back downfield, and quarterback Harley Kirsch connected with Colin MacIlvennie for

a 20-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-0. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing against a good football team like that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss opportunities,â&#x20AC;? said Lincoln head coach Jon Kitna. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playoff football. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new for our kids. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re continuing to try to build our football program. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud of what we did this year, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to keep getting better. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to develop a different attitude and mindset as a football program. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting closer.â&#x20AC;? Linebacker Moni Ioane intercepted Lincoln quarterback Jordan Kitna on the fifth play of the next drive, and Elisha Paâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;aga scored from a yard out with four minutes to go in the first half to make it 21-0. But the Abes then found success with an up-tempo attack, moving 80 yards in 12 plays, as Kitna capped the

drive with a 3-yard touchdown run with less than a minute to go in the first half. Kitna was 6-for-7 for 51 yards on the drive, and finished 15-for-23 for 185 yards in the game. Eastside Cathlolic stole momentum right back, as MacIlvennieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 58-yard kickoff return set up the Crusaders at Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 36-yard line, and Kirsch connected with Devon Arbis-Jackson for a 15-yard touchdown to make it 28-7 at the break. Lincoln struck quickly in the second half to cut into the lead, as Kitna connected with running back Rayshaun Miller for an 80-yard touchdown on a screen pass to cut it to 28-14 on the Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; third play from scrimmage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach called the play, we executed it well and I got in the open field,â&#x20AC;? said Miller, who led the Abes with 25 carries for 123

yards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we had momentum, but (Eastside Catholic) is a really good football team.â&#x20AC;? Wellington capped another long drive with a 2-yard touchdown run, and Kirsch later connected with Colin Boit on a 22-yard touchdown pass to make it 41-14 late in the third quarter. The Abes got some late life when linebacker B.J. Hawthorne scooped up a fumble from running back Fesili Wynn and scampered 80 yards for a touchdown to complete the scoring. Lincoln finishes with an 8-2 overall record, having advanced to the playoffs for the third straight season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very proud,â&#x20AC;? said Miller. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To have an 8-2 season, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all I can really ask for. It sucks to go out like this, but I did what I can and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited to see these guys in the future.â&#x20AC;? By Jeremy Helling




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expectations for schools and subgroups, but they aren’t the end goals,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn. “It’s important that all students reach their full potential, and we will not stop working to ensure that happens.” Hispanic, Native American and AfricanAmerican students in Fife are already meeting the state benchmarks or are at least

within a few percentage points of doing so. All other groups are largely close to the targets as well. Fife Superintendent John McCrossin said that one of the limitations of this statewide testing is that it only provides a snapshot and addresses different students each year to chart changes. “You aren’t measuring apples to apples, so we don’t get overly excited about it,” he said. “(The state) is trying to simplify this when it is a complex situation. Test scores don’t drive what we do for kids. Our focal point is the kids.” Only Asian students in Tacoma scored

on or above the state targets, even scoring markedly higher than all students in the district. The lowest scoring group of Tacoma students was the Special Education group, with 25 percent showing proficiency in reading with a target of 37 percent and only 19 percent showing proficiency in math when the target is 33 percent. “Obviously we aren’t happy with the scores, but we are happy with the trend,” Tacoma Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Josh Garcia said. Tacoma school officials are taking the data from this state test and comparing

them to other standardized test results to develop methods to lessen the racial gaps. One shortcoming of the results of a first-time test is that the single test doesn’t record changes over time. Other tests, however, show that Tacoma schools are boosting student learning across all racial groups. And while Tacoma scores are largely below the state targets, students around the state are below the target scores as well. “Tacoma and the state are mirror images in terms of who met the target and who didn’t meet the target,” Garcia said.

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The driver was charged with vehicular homicide. None of the calls involved cars hitting pedestrians, cyclists or joggers. That said, people have complained about near misses or having to dash across the roadway to avoid cars. “People drive really fast through there,” Johnson said. Widening the road to create bike or pedestrian lanes would be expensive, and would mean cutting down some of the last old-growth trees in the county. “That forest has never been logged, ever,” Parks Commissioner Erik Hanberg said. “You don’t want to cut down the trees to widen the road to do that.”




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remember, and it was very easy for them to share the good deeds that a “white American church-man” had been doing among their ethnic groups there. Because a white American church-man had been involved, assisted, helped, mentored, represented them hundreds and thousands of times, they became close friends. They trusted the white American church-man and they met him more often, and called him “Pastor Ron.” The humble white American church-man/Pastor Ron’s legacy will be in our Cambodian community of Tacoma for generations to come! What were a white American church-man/Pastor Ron’s legacies among refugees from Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos here in Tacoma? 1. Supporting those who were hungry and underserved. 2. Defending those who were victimized by unfair treatment or abandoned by society. 3. Grieving with those who lost their loved ones in gangviolence, by accidents or natural death. 4. Building bridges for those who needed a better life and education. 5. Advocating on behalf of those who could not speak for themselves. 6. Listening to those who needed to share their problems. 7. Giving to those who were in need. 8. Not looking to enhance his reputation when he had a task to do among those refugees; he just started his work with compassion. 9. Encouraging those who were weak. 10. Celebrating with appreciation for those who had different beliefs and cultures.

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f you possess a drum kit and even a trace of rhythm, the organizers of Woodstick Big Beat 2013 want you. The 11th annual charity event, organized by Donn Bennett Drum Studios, begins at 10 a.m. on Nov. 24, when local drummers will set up their gear in the Emerald Queen Casino showroom for Woodstick’s latest attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest full drum kit ensemble. It’s a mark the Woodstick folks notably reached in 2005 when 533 drummers played in unison at Qwest Field, before it became Century Link Field. But Woodstick’s pesky rivals, the British charity Stick It to MS,

have since eclipsed the Yank record, having assembled 798 drummers last year at EventCity in Manchester, England. “These guys in England beat it, and they beat it by a lot. So now we’re trying really hard to get it back,” said event organizer Donn Bennett, the former owner of Donn Bennett studios. Granted, it’s a friendly rivalry, with both groups battling their way into the record books in the name of charity. The Brits were raising money to fight multiple sclerosis. Here stateside, proceeds from Woodstick will go toward Groove Music For Youth, a Crime Stoppers-affiliated program that provides musical instruments to underfunded schools. “We’ve already bought three drum lines for schools throughout

Pierce County, full-on Blue Thunderstyle drum lines, at $15,000 a pop,” explained Pierce Country Sheriff ’s spokesman Ed Troyer. “That’s from different fundraisers we’ve done, and all the money from Woodstick goes to that program.” A number of celebrity drummers have signed on to help out the cause, including Kenny Aronoff, who has played in the rhythm sections of John Cougar Mellencamp and John Fogerty’s bands, among others; Michael Derosier (Heart); Todd Sucherman (STYX); Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean); Jeff Kathan (Paul Rodgers, Spike and the Impalers, Sir Mix-A-Lot); Jonn Bolton (the Beatniks, Apple Jam); Russ Miller and Mike Johnston. “If you could picture a band playing live onstage with 10 drummers

and several hundred drummers in the audience, that’s what happens at Woodstick,” Bennett said. “We’re playing songs, usually classic rock songs; and we try and feature a song from as many of the artists that are there as we can. With Mike Derosier we’ll be playing ‘Straight On’ from Heart. Steve Fossen, from the original Heart band, will also be there to play that song with us.” The record attempt will take place at 3 p.m. Celebrity drummers will lead a variety of clinics in the hours leading up to the main event. Woodstick costs $15 to enter, $10 if you just want to watch. Gold and platinum packages are available, and contributions are tax deductible. To learn more or register, call (425) 747-6145 or visit

THE THINGS WE LIKE ONE TUBA VIRTUOSO Tacoma Concert Band will present a rare opportunity to see and hear Pat Sheridan,America’s finest tuba virtuoso, at the Pantages Theater, Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m. He not only plays his instrument brilliantly, but he entertains his audience with humor and musical hi-jinx. (His dazzling “Flight of the Tuba Bee” is not to be missed.) In addition, the band will play a full program of popular and classical works. Tickets start at $16, with substantial discounts for seniors, students, and military personnel. Group ticket rates are also available. Visit

TWO FANTASY LIGHTS WALK The one time only, sneak preview walk-through Fantasy Lights will be held on Nov. 24 between 5-7 p.m. at Spanaway Park, starting and finishing at the Sprinker Recreation Center park-

ing lot, 14824 S. ‘C’ St. in Parkland. The fee for the walk is $4 per person or $12 for a family of 4 – ages 3 and younger are free. This is the only time to walk, prior to the start of the drive-through event, which begins on Thanksgiving. For more information, go to


Fubuki Daiko has catapulted Japanese Taiko drumming into the 21st century with an eclectic experience that is part martial arts athleticism, part dance and all rhythm. Their University of Puget Sound performance Nov. 19 is their exclusive West Coast stop, 7:30 p.m. at Schneebeck Concert Hall. Advance tickets $12 at the UPS Information Center or order online at


FUBUKI DAIKO Win ni p e g based Fubuki Daiko (fooboo-key dieko) reinvents t ra di t io n a l Japanese drumming. In ancient Japan, Taiko drums were used to frighten invaders, inspire troops in battle and call the gods. For the past 18 years,

Tacoma’s Franciscan Polar Plaza ice skating rink opens on Nov. 22 for its third year at 17th and Pacific Ave. There will be live music every Saturday night from 7-9 p.m.,

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FIVE LADIES OF SONG Erin Guinup presents her new one-woman show, “The Ladies of Lyric and Song,” on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at PHOTO BY KAT HENNESSEY the University of Puget Sound’s Schneebeck Concert Hall. This performance is free to the public. “The Ladies of Lyric and Song” is a musical reflection on the ground-breaking female composers and lyricists of the American Musical Theater; a unique concert experience incorporating theatrical elements, fascinating stories and a wide variety of songs. The history of 100 years of musical theater is traced through the words and music of the women who helped shape it.


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PUT A LOCK ON IT! New public art installation holds dedication celebration Nov. 21

ART AT WORK MONTH CONTINUES Other highlights coming up during Art at Work Month include: THE BAREFOOT COLLECTIVE The group will be performing a contemporary dance program called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Autumn Dancesâ&#x20AC;? throughout November. What is unique about the program is that, instead of performing in a theater, they are taking dance out into the community and doing it for free. They will be performing at the Tacoma Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main branch, located at 1102 Tacoma Ave. on Nov. 16; The Mix (635 St. Helens Ave.) on Nov. 19; and N. Dybevik Piano Co. (located near 13th and MLK Way) on Nov. 21. All events are free, but donations are appreciated. MT. TAHOMA STORYTELLING GUILD The group is celebrating â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tellabration!â&#x20AC;? a night of storytelling celebrated worldwide. The program will feature an eclectic concert of stories that will appeal to storytelling fans ages 10 years and older. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Antique Sandwich Company, located at 5102 N. Pearl St. Admission is $5. PHOTO BY TERRY RISHEL

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ocal artist Diane Hansen is bringing home a beloved tradition made famous in Paris thanks to her new public art installation titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Locks.â&#x20AC;? The concept is inspired by her travels through Paris and the magical Pont des Arts bridge near the Louvre, where couples write their names on a padlock, secure it to the bridge and throw the key into the Seine River in a showing of love and loyalty to each other. The tradition has since spread throughout the world and finally made its way from the City of Light to the City of Destiny. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Locksâ&#x20AC;? is located on the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Street Passageway, a pedestrian walkway between South 25th and 26th. Hansen invites the community to get involved in the project by securing their own padlocks to the projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two largescale columns. The padlock can represent a bond of love, a special wish or a variety of other intentions. Legend has it that when passenger trains travel near the padlocks, it


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PUGET SOUND BOOK ARTISTS The group is holding a Membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Exhibit and Orientation to PSBA on Nov. 16 at University of Puget Soundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Collins Memorial Library. Meet with members of the Puget Sound Book Artists organization and learn about activities and workshops. Visitors can also browse through the â&#x20AC;&#x153;miniâ&#x20AC;? exhibit of unique artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; books and enjoy a short paper-folding activity. A Jennifer Kennard exhibit will also be on display in Collins Library. A book arts lecture will follow the event, which takes place from 12:30-2 p.m. Admission is free. WORKING CLASS THEATRE NW (A SPACEWORKS TACOMA PROJECT) Working Class Theatre NW will be holding a series of show readings at the Old Post Office on Nov. 15, 16, 22, and 23. The events will feature readings from the theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming season including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Zoo Story,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;ENRON,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life in the Theatre,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunset Limited,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;School for Lies,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tracers.â&#x20AC;? Each evening features a reading of a different play. The Old Post Office is located at 1102 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St. All events take place at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.


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“Doctor Who” will celebrate its 50th anniversary of adventures through time and space Nov. 23 with “The Day of the Doctor” on BBC America – and at 3-D theater events and a festival at Seattle’s EMP. It will be an intergalactic mash-up of Daleks, Companions, the Tardis, fezzes, Weeping Angels and Sonic Screwdrivers, plus the impossible appearance of three doctors at the same time. And Everybody Lives. If you understood any of the above paragraph, you’re a Whovian and we have a treat for you. Tacoma Weekly’s owleyed journalists spotted the Tardis at Metro Parks Tacoma’s Ferry Park. It’s disguised as an informational kiosk, and it’s black instead of police box-blue. But it got us digging into the history of the park, Tacoma’s first, donated by Col. Clinton P. Ferry. Ferry and his too-lovely wife, Evelyn, also donated Tacoma’s first international love scandal. On top of that, their story has been passed down incorrectly, starring a mysterious woman named Cynthia. It’s all a mystery, a ripping tale begging for the space-time intrusions of The Doctor. So we combined that historic tale with a pop-culture story, and we are inviting you to help us tell it. We will be photographing the story at Bellarmine Preparatory School, 2300 S. Washington, on Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at 10 p.m. We hope to be done by noon. More than that, we hope you will join us dressed as your favorite “Doctor Who” character. You’ll also be wel-


IN THE SPIRIT. Karolyn Grimes, best known as “Zuzu” from the

Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” will speak of her experiences on set before introducing a screening of the film during the day-long annual holiday gift show. By Kate Burrows


come if you would prefer to dress in the style of the 1880s. If you bring any “Doctor Who” gear – a personal Tardis in any form, a gas mask, a Dalek, Christopher Eccleston – we will give you an extra serving of fish fingers and custard at the wrap party after the shoot at the Knights of Pythias Temple. (If you can bring any of those items, please let Kathleen Merryman know in advance at If it looks like rain, please being an umbrella. If it looks like a volcano might erupt, please leave the area.


As The Eleventh Doctor might say: “Newspapers are cool.” Yes. Newspapers are cool. Allons-y!

ew holiday events bring together a little bit of something for everyone in the family. But thanks to the upcoming “It’s a Wonderful Life in Fife” event, visitors to Louie G’s Pizza on Dec. 1 will enjoy the best the Christmas season has to offer. The main highlight will be an opportunity to meet Karolyn Grimes, best known as “Zuzu,” the youngest daughter of George Bailey from the iconic Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Grimes will not only speak about her experiences on the movie set along with inside info about the film, but she will also be displaying unique memorabilia, from film stills and call sheets to letters written by legendary director Frank Capra. A number of retail vendors will be on hand throughout the day, providing countless unique gift items for visitors looking to get a jump start on their shopping. Grimes is supporting a number of charities during the event, such as Toys for Tots, Northwest Harvest and Seattle Pug Rescue. Louie G’s will be offering an all-youcan-eat $7 pizza and salad special throughout the day, and a special screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Grimes will share her own experiences during the filming starting at 5:30 p.m. She has kept busy throughout the holidays for many years, using her celebrity to raise awareness for important causes while

advocating for the film, as well. “This is the type of film that reminds people that they do make a difference,” Grimes said. “You end up feeling good about yourself and humanity after watching this film.” Grimes, who lives in Port Orchard, is especially looking forward to the event in Fife, because it has become her signature, home-town event. “This event has become such a community effort,” Grimes said. “It reminds me so much of the feeling of community that’s so important to the film.” A number of local organizations have jumped on board with the event as sponsors, including the Emerald Queen Casino, Harley Davidson, Rockstar Energy Drink, Farmers Insurance, Fife Flowers, Travelodge and Johnny’s at Fife. The City of Fife has been especially supportive as well. Mayor Rob Cerqui presented Grimes with a special pin in appreciation for her efforts. “Not many holiday events have the potential to really bring people together in this way,” Cerqui said. “Karolyn Grimes has such a far reach, and it’ll be exciting to have her here.” The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Louie G’s, located at 5219 Pacific Highway E. in Fife. Toys for Tots will have donation boxes available for anyone interested in donating new, unwrapped toys or donations to make the holidays a little bit brighter for children in need. Admission to the event is $5, or $3 with two cans of food for Northwest Harvest.

Help the Homeless For the Holidays

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Help The Homeless Drive

IT’S GOING TO BE A COLD & WET WINTER The Homeless Need Your: tJackets tBlankets tWarm clothes tGloves tHats, shoes, and more! CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET AND BRING YOUR DONATIONS TO:

Puyallup Tribal Administration Building 3009 E. Portland, Tacoma, WA.

Please bring clean and useable items. Your gift will be passed out to those who need it most. Thank you for your help!

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NICK MOSS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE BLUES BAND Find out for yourself Nov. 22 at Jazzbones


GATHERING MOSS. The Chicago blues man will play songs from his next record, “Time Ain’t Free,” at Jazzbones. By Ernest A. Jasmin


hicago blues phenom Nick Moss will return to Tacoma to headline Jazzbones on Nov. 22, and recently we gave him a call as he was cruising our way, somewhere near the Mexican border. Among other topics, we discussed the role stereotypes played in pushing his band deeper into the genre-blurring brand of blues they’ll put on display next week. Here are outtakes from that chat. Tacoma Weekly: For those who missed you last time, who is in your band, and what should we expect from your live show? Moss: We’ve got my drummer Patrick Seals. From Chicago, my keyboard player is Taylor Streiff. On bass, I have Ronnie James, who is a former member of Jimmie Vaughan’s band and also the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and played with Booker T and countless great names. And, on vocals and guitar, I have a young man named Michael Ledbetter. Michael is a great vocalist. In fact, he has some bloodlines back to Leadbelly. TW: Okay, that’s a good pedigree. Moss: That is a very cool pedigree. We’re not your average blues band. I started out playing with a lot of the old timers in Chicago. My history is more traditional, Chicago blues. But that’s not what this band is. This band is kind of an amalgam of all the stuff that I learned; and then having these young guys around me, playing soul, funk and even some rock elements in there. We kind of mix it up. It’s almost on the jam band side, but with a heavier blues influence. TW: Your sound is very eclectic, especially on your last CD (“I’m Here”). Tell me about the evolution of your style and what pushed you in the direction you’ve gone in. Moss: In my late teens, early 20s – almost up into my 30s – there was a point where I rarely listened to any kind of modern music. I was pretty adamant about learning Chicago blues the right way. And for me it was diving head-first into learning everything about it, and learning the guys who came before me and the guys who came before them and the guys who came before them; all the nuances, the timing and

the feeling. It just kind of occurred to me that there was so much great music from my childhood and stuff that really, actually, influenced my choice to play blues. … There was a lot of music, especially the early rock bands in the ‘60s and ‘70s, that were strictly influenced by American blues. They just took it their way. I guess you could say I went back to my roots ass backwards. So later in my blues career I kind of went back to the early rock stuff that kind of led me to the blues. TW: Can you point to a time, later in your career, that kind of took you back to your roots? Moss: A lot of it was just the experience of being out on the road so long and playing the type of music that I was playing, and finally coming to the sad realization that I wasn’t being taken serious as a blues musician because of the color of my skin. I think your core audience (doesn’t) perceive the music being played the same way when a white guy plays it as when an African-American plays it. I really saw first hand when I took Larry Bell out on the road with me. He’s a great Chicago blues man. We would do a bunch of numbers before we brought him out, and a lot of shuffles and slow blues. We would get over. The audience liked it. Then we would bring Larry out, and Larry would basically do the same tunes we were doing - more shuffles, more slow blues - and just completely get over in a way that I couldn’t get over. And right around that time I had some songs that I was working on that were not strictly straight blues. They were more (like) rock-blues. I was already toying with the idea of making the album “Privileged” (released in 2010.) I was just a little leery about trying to do that. So one night I decided to try a couple of tunes out. ... It was amazing to see the audience reaction because they were going as wild for these tunes as they were for Larry when Larry was doing his blues tunes. It was almost like they were telling me, ‘Yeah, that’s what you’re supposed to be doing.’ TW: It sounds like you felt the push to be more of a Stevie Ray Vaughan type.

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Moss: Yeah, I think it’s kind of that. A lot of it has to do with the fact, too, that the blues generation is 50s, 60s. Between 40s and 60s, that’s your demographic for blues. And a lot of those people grew up in an era where white rock bands were playing blues-influenced music. So I think they can relate to the more Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Zeppelinish type of tunes when a white band does it before they’ll relate to me playing Muddy Waters. ... But they also understand, when an African-American plays it, they get it; which, I guess, sometimes confuses me, too, because Jimi Hendrix was black. (chuckles) TW: Did that inspire you to try to break down the barriers? Moss: No, it didn’t. I don’t sit and constantly think about this every day. It was just like a thing that came to me and amused me. (I thought) All right, well, let me try this. I recorded that album and it was like, oh, hey, people like this. It was more amusing than anything. Okay, if that’s what they want, I’ve got no problems. I grew up on this stuff, and I’ve never really showed this side of myself. So why not give this a shot? I did, and it was amazing to find out how many people really enjoyed it. I kept most of my hardcore blues fans, then I gained a (lot) more people that would have never bought one of my records before or never come to one of my shows because they saw that tag “traditional blues.” One of those things that’s great about my band is we can go from a straight up gut bucket alley blues to some of the funkiest stuff you ever heard, and then play some crazy ass rock and soul (stuff) and then right come back to a B.B. King shuffle, and seamlessly make it work. 12 YEARS A SLAVE (134 MIN, R) Fri 11/15: (2:40), (5:40), 8:35 Sat 11/16-Sun 11/17: (11:50am), 2:40, 5:40, 8:35 Mon 11/18-Thu 11/21: (2:40), (5:40), 8:35 ALL IS LOST (106 MIN, PG-13) Fri 11/15: (2:00), (4:20), 6:50, 9:10 Sat 11/16-Sun 11/17: (11:35am), 2:00, 4:20, 6:50, 9:10 Mon 11/18-Thu 11/21: (2:00), (4:20), 6:50, 9:10 ABOUT TIME (123 MIN, R) Fri 11/15: 3:00, 6:20, 9:00 Sat 11/16-Sun 11/17: (12:15), 3:00, 6:20, 9:00 Mon 11/18-Thu 11/21: 3:00, 6:20, 9:00 ENOUGH SAID (93 MIN, PG-13) Fri 11/15: (1:50), (4:05), 6:30, 8:50 Sat 11/16-Sun 11/17: (11:40am), (1:50), 4:05, 6:30, 8:50 Mon 11/18: (1:50), (4:05), 8:50 Tue 11/19: (4:05), 8:50 Wed 11/20-Thu 11/21: (1:50), (4:05), 6:30, 8:50 OUR NIXON (84 MIN, NR) Tue 11/19: 2:00, 6:30 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (97 MIN, PG) Sat 11/18: 10:00am

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EMERALD QUEEN: Alice Cooper (rock) 8:30 p.m., $35-$75

502 MARTINI: DJ Brand Nu (DJ dance) 9 p.m., NC EL GAUCHO: Sandy Harvey (piano lounge) 6 p.m. ENCORE: Ladies night (hip-hop, top 40 DJs) 10 p.m., $1-$7 GRIT CITY COMEDY: Derek Sheen (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $15 JAZZBONES: True Holland, Sleepy Pilot, Steven Roth (rock) 8 p.m., $6 MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (jazz) 7 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Scorpio Party (karaoke) 9 p.m., $5 SWISS: Chrome Molly (rock covers) 9 p.m., $5-$10 TACOMA COMEDY: Chad Daniels (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $15 UNCLE SAM’S: Carnitaurus, Countless the Dead (metal) 8 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Delvon Lamarr Trio (funk) 7:30 p.m., NC

SATURDAY, NOV. 16 NEW FRONTIER: Furry Buddies, Argonaut, Dogs of War, Skies Below (hard rock) 9 p.m., $5 EL GAUCHO: Sandy Harvey (piano lounge) 6 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Ngo Nhu Thuy, Truong Vu, Andy Quach, etc. (Vietnamese pop) 9 p.m., NC GRIT CITY COMEDY: Derek Sheen (comedy) 8:30, 10:30 p.m., $15 JAZZBONES: The Approach CD release (rock) 8 p.m., $8 O’MALLEY’S: Mahnhammer, Cleric, Czar, Barefoot Barnacle (hard rock) 9 p.m., NC SPAR: The Rockodiles (classic rock) 8 p.m., NC SWISS: Kry (rock covers) 9 p.m., $5-$10 TACOMA COMEDY: Chad Daniels (comedy) 8, 10:30 p.m., $15 UNCLE SAM’S: Midnight Ride (classic rock) 8 p.m.

SWISS: Jerry Miller (blues) 9 p.m., NC

CHUPACABRA CAFE: Southend Cyphers (hip-hop) 5 p.m., AA JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke (karaoke band) 11 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Jazz & beyond (live jam) 7 p.m., NC UNCLE SAM’S: Blues jam, 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOV. 19 UPS – SCHNEEBECK: Fubuki Daiko (Taiko drumming) 7:30 p.m., $12, AA

ANTIQUE SANDWICH CO.: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 DAVE’S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Host Ralph Porter, Tobe Hixx (comedy) 8:30 p.m., $5 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (acoustic open mic) 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Subvinyl Jukebox (rock covers) 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20 PANTAGES: Green Day’s American Idiot (rock musical) 7:30 p.m., $55$149, AA DAVE’S OF MILTON: The Rubber Band (jam night) 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Dave Nichols’ Hump Day Jam, $8:30 p.m., NC SWISS: Barley Wine Revue (country) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8 p.m., NC, 18+

THURSDAY, NOV. 21 STONEGATE: Billy Stoops (open jam) 8 p.m., NC

SUNDAY, NOV. 17 RIALTO: Roman Carnival featuring Tacoma Youth Symphony (classical) 3 p.m., $7-$18, AA

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (blues) 8 p.m., NC IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN: Candye Kane (blues) 5 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Bluegrass jam, 3 p.m., NC PANTAGES: Tacoma Symphony (Beethoven, Tchaikovsky) 2:30 p.m., $19-$77, AA RIALTO: Roman Carnival featuring Tacoma Youth Symphony (classical) 3 p.m., $7-$18, AA SWISS: Music For Youth (jam) 3 p.m., NC, AA TACOMA COMEDY: Tacomedy Contest, 8 p.m., $10, 18+

502 MARTINI: Kim Archer (singer-songwriter) 5:30 p.m., NC DAVE’S OF MILTON: Open jam, 8 p.m., NC DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (open jam) 8 p.m., NC GRIT CITY COMEDY: Comedy open mic, 8:30 p.m., NC, $10 JAZZBONES: Kry (rock covers) 11 p.m., $7, NC ladies SWISS: Olson Brothers Band (rock) 9 p.m. TACOMA COMEDY: Adam Ray (comedy) 8 p.m., $10, 18+ TRIPLE PLAY: Comedy open mic, 9 p.m., NC UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (rock, blues) 7 p.m., NC

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SAT., NOV. 16 HOLLY DAY BAZAAR St. Joseph-St. John Episcopal Church invites you to their annual Holly Day Bazaar, on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature a large variety of vendors, along with gorgeous gift baskets, themed Christmas trees, books, crafts, a baked goods sale and chances to win fabulous door prizes. Come find all those special things for the holidays while enjoying an old-fashioned church bazaar. The church is located in Lakewood at 11111 Military Road S.W., at the corner of Military Road S.W., 112th St. S.W. and FarWest Drive S.W. Call (253) 584-6143 or email for more information.


GREEN DAY’S ‘AMERICAN IDIOT’ A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical “American Idiot” tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, “American Idiot” dares to take the American musical where it’s never gone before. With direction by Michael Mayer (“Spring Awakening”), choreography by Steven Hoggett (“Once”) and orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”), the result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year.” The performance takes place at the Pantages at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $55-$149. Info: www.

SAT., NOV. 30 TREE LIGHTING/ SING-ALONG Ever want to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady, but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those poodle skirts, grease back those pompadours, and let your inhibitions go for an afternoon where you are the star! And remember – grease is the word. From the producers of the smash hit “Sing-a-long Sound of Music,” this fully interactive screening of the favorite film Grease is “the one that you want!”

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THE BRITISH ARE COMING! A spectacular homage to the great Benjamin Britten whose worldwide centenary will be the most widely celebrated anniversary of a British composer. To keep it stylish, the Northwest Sinfonietta added two magnificent works by two other great Englishmen: Purcell and Elgar. Don’t miss this momentous all-English party! The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Rialto Theater. Tickets: $27.50-$60.

BLIZZARD DRUMS In ancient Japan, Taiko drums were used to frighten invaders, inspire troops in battle, and call the gods. For the past 18 years, Fubuki Daiko has catapulted Japanese Taiko drumming into the 21st century with an eclectic experience that is part martial arts athleticism, part dance, and all rhythm. Winnipeg-based Fubuki Daiko (foo-boo-key die-ko) reinvents traditional Japanese drumming. They have performed at concert halls and festivals across North America, and their University of Puget Sound date is their exclusive West Coast stop. Their self -titled CD received a Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Instrumental Recording, and their follow up CD, “Zanshin,” received a Western Canadian Music Award Nomination. Don’t miss this performance, taking place at 7:30 p.m. at Puget Sound’s Scheebeck Concert Hall. Advance tickets are $12, available at

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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) 9272536. 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: www. or (253) 404-3939.

The show host will lead a vocal warm up, judge a costume competition and show you how to use your free goody bag. Then it’s up to you - sit back and sing along with John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the gang! It couldn’t be easier... or more fun! Dressing up is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential. Immediately following the ticketed film, join the festivities for the 68th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Pantages Lobby. Kick off the holidays by gathering for carols and photos with Santa. The Tree Lighting is a free community event, open to the public. Tickets to the film screening at the Pantages Theater: $18 and $26. Info:

SUN., DEC. 1 FAIR TRADE CHRISTMAS MARKET Shop for the gifts that give twice at this annual fair trade market sponsored by Bethany Presbyterian Church, at 4420 N. 41st St. in Tacoma. Vendors will have items hand made in Cambodia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Guatemala, Nepal, etc. All vendors pay a fair living wage to the artisans who make these unique crafts. All proceeds go to the participating vendors. Activities are available for children while you shop. Cash, checks and most vendors accept credit cards. Visit www. for details and complete list of vendors. Info: (253) 752-1123

BULLETIN BOARD ‘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 through Nov. 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: www.dukesbay. org. 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. Registration 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.

TEDDIE BEAR MUSIC Teddie Bear Music is a child and parent musical adventure. Join instructor Janice Berntsen as she shows students how to share the gift of music and movement with their children, ages 1-4. Sessions are held Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Ted Brown Music, located at 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd. Info: www. 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. THE VALLEY CHORALE The Valley Chorale, a soprano-altotenor-bass singing group, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Christ the King, 1710 E. 85th St. in Tacoma. If you like singing, contact Joy Heidal at (253) 848-1134, or Dixie Byrne at (253) 677-5291 for more information and a personal invitation to join the group. 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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NOTICES Blankets for the Homeless. Need Blankets, Gloves, Socks, Tarps, Underwear, Coats: Anything the Homeless Need. Donations can be dropped off at 4707 S. Junett St., Tacoma. We will deliver to the Homeless Sat. Nov. 30th 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteer to help by calling (253) 468-5985. Notice of Application & Notice of Neighborhood meeting: The City of Milton has received a Major Site Plan and 6KRUW3ODWIRUWKHSURSHUW\ORFDWHGDW3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F Hwy E. The proposal is to short plat the property into 2 lots. One of the lots will be used to relocate /LQZRRG+RPHVFRUSRUDWHRIĂ&#x20AC;FH7KHRWKHUORWZLOOEH left vacant for future development, which will require additional project review prior to construction. The proposal also includes Major Site Plan approval in order to develop the site by relocating the model home and installing parking, landscaping, stormwater system, and other improvements required by code. The project is SEPA exempt. A full copy of the plans and application are available upon request at the Planning and Community Development Department located at 1000 Laurel St Milton, WA 98354. Notice is also hereby given that the City of Milton will be holding a neighborhood meeting on this project as required by Milton Municipal Code. Said neighborhood meeting will be held on December 12th, 2013 at 5:30pm in the City Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel St, Milton, WA 98354 Comments on the above application must be submitted in writing to Chris Larson, Contract Planner, Planning and Community Development Department, 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354, by 5:00 PM on December 13th, 2013. If you have questions about this proposal, or wish to be made a party of record and receive additional information by mail, please contact Chris Larson, at 253-517-2715 or clarson@ Anyone who submits written comments will automatically become a party of record DQGZLOOEHQRWLĂ&#x20AC;HGRIDQ\GHFLVLRQRQWKLVSURMHFW

TO: Shellyne Squally In the Welfare of: S.-J., A. V. Case Number: PUY-CW-TPR-2013-0037 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 20th day of March, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT. NO. PUY-CS-FC-2013-0058 Summons in a civil action And notice of hearing IN THE PUYALLUP TRIBAL COURT PUYALLUP INDIAN RESERCATION TACOMA , WASHINGTON Washington State Foster Care Petitioner, V. SATIACUM, Velma Respondent, 7KHSHWLWLRQHUĂ&#x20AC;OHGDFKLOGVXSSRUW FLYLO DFWLRQ against you in the above named court. ,QRUGHUWRGHIHQG\RXUVHOI\RXPXVWĂ&#x20AC;OHDQDQVZHU E\VWDWLQJ\RXUGHIHQVHLQZULWLQJDQGĂ&#x20AC;OLQJLWZLWK the court and serving a copy on the petitioner within twenty (20) days after the day you receive notice of this hearing. If you fail to respond, a DEFAULT JUDGMENT may be entered against you without further notice to you. A default judgment is a judgment granted the Petitioner for what has been asked in the Petition. This Summons is issued pursuant to Section 7.24.090(4.08.100) of the Puyallup Parental Responsibility Act. NOTICE OF HEARING: A hearing on the petition is set for December, 4th 2013 @ 9:00 AM at the Puyallup Tribal Court. Dated: October, 30th 2013;Tedehop Ancheta Clerk of the Court Puyallup Tribal Court 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404 (253) 680-5585 TO: MILLS, Powhatten In the Matter of: Puyallup Tribe vs MILLS, Powhatten Case Number: PUY-FH-SHELL-2013-0039 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 10:30am If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT.


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MT. RAINIER VIEW $125,000 Beautiful Level Buildable Site! Located off of Ray Nash Drive NW, this 1.25 Acres of natural setting and mature Evergreen trees is perfect to build your dream home and enjoy the Country Lifestyle! Peek-a-Boo View of Mt. Rainier. Just minutes away from sought after Schools, Uptown Gig Harbor Amenities, Restaurants, WA-Hwy 16, Hospitals, Boat launch/water activities, tennis courts & Kopachuck State Park! Electricity is available at corner.

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Beautiful home crafted by Steve Jensen and meticulously cared for. All the Jensen signature touches - soaring spaces, coffered ceilings, crown molding, wainscoting, 6â&#x20AC;? base trim, tile, granite, and expansive windows. Sited on an elevated lot that adjoins natural area to the rear. Listen to the birds and your private waterfall from your patio. Wonderful landscaping designed for beauty and easy care. Sensational island kitchen opens to stunning family room. Huge master suite with fireplace. MLS #479207


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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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HIGH GROSSING, VERY PROFITABLE COFFEE SHOP CAFE FOR SALE $110,000 High trafic Count location. VINOTIQUE WINE SHOP/BAR/DELI IN LAKEWOOD Business is for sale for $85,000. Cash/terms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;UNDISCLOSEDâ&#x20AC;? BEAUTY SALON In Puyallup, Great Location, $20,000 Cash. price


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FIFE HEIGHTS OPEN HOUSE Fri-Sat-Sun 10am-4pm - 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bath Tudor rambler with daylight basement on shy half acre, 3068 sf., office, rec room with wet bar, 2 fireplaces, new stainless steel in kitchen, new forced air furnace with a/c, 2 car garage with extra covered parking. $349,500. 253-922-2599

1232 S Adams St.

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Fantastic mid century modern centrally located near stores, schools, parks and easy commuting to freeways, yet house feels secluded and private due to professionally landscaped, lovely yard with zen paths and sustainable design. Fantastic kitchen, hardwood Ă RRUVPDVWHURQPDLQJUHDWSDWLRIRU entertaining- this is a wonderful home with lots of space. Move in ready and awaiting new owners. $282,000 Shannonâ&#x20AC;˘ Better Properties (253) 691-1800

Super charming home w/ the ease of newer amenities... Box beam ceilings, hardwood Ă RRUVPDUEOHHQWU\SLFWXUHSODWHUDLOV SHULRGVW\OHOLJKWĂ&#x20AC;[WXUHVDGGWRWKH ambience, while newer roof, furnace/heat pump, indoor/outdoor speakers, newer ZLULQJSOXPELQJ JDVĂ&#x20AC;UHSODFHDGGWRWKH ahhhh factor. Spacious living room, large kitchen, HUGE dining room, a bedroom and FXWHUHPRGHOHGEDWKURRPJUDFHWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW Ă RRU*LJDQWLFGHFNZVHDWLQJZHOFRPH home. Move in and make it yours. $219,950

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