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The Tacoma Weekly’s famed Perceval the Pothole Pig might have to outsource some of its work to other members of its drift in the coming years. The demand for spotlighting potholes around

Tacoma will certainly outpace the workload of a single swine. “It has taken a lot of time to get this bad; it’s not going to get fixed all at once,” Public Works Director Dick McKinley said. “The key for us is to just do what we can.” Tacoma’s Public Works spending will be cut


That Tacoma Weekly’s famed Pothole Pig now has a name, Perceval. Perceval is one of King Arthur’s legendary Knights of the Round Table. Perceval is the earliest recorded account of what has gone down in legend as the “Quest for the Holy Grail,” a mythical chalice used by Jesus during Last Supper that is believed to have special powers. Our Perceval Pig, however, is on an endless quest for the “perfect pothole” and runs into many along his adventures through Tacoma.

by 45 percent under the proposed budget plan for 2013-14, from $231 million under the current budget to about $104 million. The cuts translate to the loss of about 80 positions from the department that once had a payroll of some 250 people. About 71 of those job losses will come in the Public Works division, which is tasked with maintaining streets, and from an across-the-board cut of every city department to cover Tacoma’s projected $63 million shortfall as well as a “structural deficit” of another $16 million in the street repair fund that had been created through the use of onetime funds for ongoing work under former city X See POTHOLES / page A2


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SHOULDERS OF GIANTS’ PCAF commemorates 25 years by honoring its founders By Matt Nagle

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, to show their support for people living with HIV/AIDS and to remember those who have succumbed to the disease. Here in Tacoma, it will be a special day in that Pierce County AIDS Foundation (PCAF) will commemorate its 25th year of service to people with HIV/AIDS with an event at Tacoma Art Museum to which the public is invited. “PCAF: 25 Years of Service” will include museum admission and gallery tours, refreshments, an observation of World AIDS Day, opportunities to learn more about PCAF’s current client services and prevention programs, performances by Oasis Youth Center, and an awards presentation with State Senator Elect Jeannie Darneille as guest of honor. State Representative Laurie Jinkins and former Tacoma Mayor Bill Baarsma will present Darneille with the first-ever PCAF Achievement Award for her pioneering work as PCAF executive director from its beginnings in 1989 to her departure from the Foundation in 2007. “You can’t have a 25th anniversary event without honoring the leader for 18 of those 25 years,” said PCAF Executive Director Duane Wilkerson. “Her years of dedication and hard work is something I’m aware of every day in this job. She set a high bar that I strive to maintain, so I’m very pleased to have followed in those footsteps. “There’s that old cliché about standing on the X See PCAF / page A8

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STAR ART: New public art installation in South Tacoma. PAGE B4


GIVING. Wes Wesley of Hospitality

Kitchen takes the first 25 pairs of the Tacoma Weekly’s Sock Drive donations into the day shelter’s resource room, which has been out of socks for a while.

Do the right thing and ‘put a sock in it’ this holiday season By Kathleen Merryman


PIONEER. (Top) Always a fighter for equal rights, State Senator

Elect Jeannie Darneille (front, far right) is seen here sharing in the election night joy of winning marriage equality for same-sex couples upon the passage of Referendum 74. (Above) This portrait of the late dancer Rudolph Nureyev as an angel was painted by artist Patrushka for PCAF’s “ART FOR AIDS: Ribbons of Remembrance” fundraising project.

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Wes Wesley has, for a decade, inspired and managed Tacoma’s biggest holiday sock drive. The security chief at Hospitality Kitchen at 1323 S. Yakima Ave., Wesley knows who is spending days, and sometimes nights, out in the weather. He sees who is limping, hears who is coughing. He is among the first to know when one of the Kitchen’s regulars lands in the hospital with pneumonia, or with feet damaged by cold and damp. He knows who has died, and who has had a foot amputated for lack of a good pair of socks. Wesley has a mantra: “Socks are like gold.” They are gold for the recipient, and for the giver. Let him explain: “The people who need socks are the people who walk the streets with the backpack on. It’s desperately cold outside. You want to reach out to that person, but you don’t know what to give him, and you set your mind to wonder. “It’s as simple as a pair of socks. His feet will be warm. He will be better. He will be comfortable. People like to give if it is unobtrusive and they can just do it. It’s just something to grab and give it out.” Tacomans have made that kind of giving a tradition with the sock drive.

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 #12 By Steve Dunkelberger

76th and L street Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the city knows it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the council’s “pothole initiative,� and in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacoma’s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of road riddled with holiness, and is continuing those efforts well in to 2012. And while that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up – or return – each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the city’s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Town’s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.

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The Indianapolis Speedway museum loaned six racers to LeMay: America’s Car Museum for the Tacoma car museum’s grand unveiling this summer. One of those gems among gems was the rear-engine 1938 Gulf Miller, the last car designed by the legendary Harry Miller. Following the first appearance by a rear-engine car at Indianapolis in 1937, the Gulf Oil Co. commissioned Miller to build three cars to include the latest innovations. And he delivered. His cars not only looked futuristic, they were generations beyond other cars of the day. The racers featured four-wheel drive and a six-cylinder supercharged Miller engine that was tilted at an angle. Delivered too late for the 1938 season, the cars took to the track the following year. Only driver George Bailey managed to qualify in sixth place, making it the first rear-engine

WPotholes manager Eric Anderson. Had the internal street deficit been rolled into the city’s total general fund budget shortfall, the across-the-board cuts would have been closer to 18 percent. The proposed streets fund budget totals $47.6 million of which about $18 million will come from the general fund. That level of spending is about $30 million less than current levels of street work spending that is already falling well behind the need. “We really are one of the worst in Washington,� McKinley said. Roads are graded on a scale of one-to-100 points, with 100 being the top tier of a brand new roadway. The municipal average in Washington is a rating of about 70. Tacoma’s stock of roadway has a collective rating of 42, falling into the poor-tofair range. Roads have been getting worse in the City of Destiny for more than a generation. “There are roads that we just don’t patch because there really isn’t much of the pavement left,� McKinley said. The decaying streets around Tacoma are well known to drivers, and they might just become legendary. City estimates figure Tacoma streets need $800 million in repairs that don’t include sidewalk and utility repair needs. Crews have spent close to $4 million a year in recent years on roadwork. Crews had been chip sealing about 125 blocks of street, but that will do just 80 blocks under the budget proposal. The 67,000 potholes repaired in just the last year will drop to about 3,000 as the city shifts strategies. Even those holes will largely

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car ever in the Indy 500 race-day lineup. But the day would not end well. The car dropped out after 47 laps due to engine troubles. Originally intended to run on pumped gasoline, the car featured side-mounted pontoon tanks, which

proved to be very dangerous and prone to fires. Bailey would later die when his car’s side-mounted fuel tanks caught fire following a crash the following year. The tanks were refitted into the main frame of the car in 1941.

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be repaired only after citizen complaints rather than proactive patching. Instead of continuing the practice of coldpatching potholes found on Tacoma’s network of 800 lane miles of arterial road within five days of being reported, McKinley wants to hot patch them instead as a way to avoid return visits. “Cold patching is very frustrating because it is very expensive as well as it doesn’t often work,� he said. The rub is that hot patching might fix the holes but can only be done in warm and dry weather. That means potholes created in the fall and winter would have to wait until the spring to be fixed. It also means a community relations blitz to get drivers to steer well clear of potholes so that the potholes don’t get worse before crews can get to them. And there will be fewer city workers patching what potholes nature creates under the proposed cuts. The Public Works Department currently has 10 street maintenance crew leaders, 25 street maintenance workers, seven street equipment operators and three heavy equipment operators. The proposed budget will strip that down to four street maintenance crew leaders, 13 street maintenance workers, five street equipment operators and one heavy equipment operator. So more potholes are likely as the department shifts tactics as well as cuts crews. Anyone thinking about cashing in on the rise of potholes by filing claims against the city under RCW 4.96 has a tough road ahead on that journey. The math just doesn’t work out. City records show that during the last five years, almost 700 people filed claims against the city for damage to their vehicles or personal injuries linked to allegations of poor road conditions. Of the $2.8 million in road-related claims by 696 people filed against the city during that time, Tacoma has only paid out $102,264.81, according to records. That’s only 3.6 percent of the total claims filed. Drivers who damage their car’s tires, rims or alignment by hitting a pothole can file claims against the city for the cost of the repairs since the city has a legal obligation to repair the streets. Claimants, however, bear the burden of proof that the city is at fault for the damages.


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Johnson have been working in sectors of Tacoma to proactively fix potholes they spot along their drives. They will shift to response-only calls under the proposed budget since the department will be about half the size it is now.

That means that the person filing the claim has to prove the city knew about the pothole and did nothing to fix it. The “prior knowledge� policy means the first few drivers to damage their cars after hitting a pothole might be out of luck when it comes to claims for damages against the city since crews might not have known about the pothole. Only after crews are alerted of the pothole does the liability come into play, and only after an investigation into each claim since it involves taxpayer dollars. “We take that responsibility very seriously,� Tacoma’s claims manager Jean Homan said. Even if there is a legitimate claim, many factors go into the amount drivers actually receive for the damage. The age and wear of the tires, the age of the car and rims lower the amount. Payouts for damage to expensive sport or

performance rims don’t factor much into the final check amount because the owner assumes more risk of damage by installing after-market rims. “All of those factors are calculated into it as well,� Homan said. Awful road conditions cost U.S. motorists $67 billion per year in additional repairs and operating costs – an average of $335 per motorist nationally according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The group’s report, “Rough Roads Ahead: Fix Them Now or Pay for It Later� also states that a third of the nation’s highways – interstates, freeways and major roads – are in poor or fair condition. It also states that every $1 spent in keeping a road in good condition saves $6 to $14 that would be required to rebuild the road that has deteriorated beyond repair.







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A man who was robbed at gunpoint on Nov. 7, helped police catch a suspect in the crime. The incident happened in the 8800 block of Pacific Avenue. The victim was robbed by several men who fled in a vehicle. He saw part of the license plate number and provided it to officers. They spotted the car and tried to stop it. The driver got out and fled. Officers used a police dog to track the suspect, who was arrested. They detained several other men. The victim was unable to identify them so they were released. The suspect was booked on suspicion of first-degree armed robbery. His vehicle was impounded. Officers were unable to find the handgun used in the robbery.


A man was arrested on Nov. 6, after he crashed a stolen car. An officer noticed the vehicle at about 8:30 p.m. in a park near the intersection of 49th Avenue Northeast and Norpoint Way Northeast. As the officer drove up to inform the motorist it is illegal to be in the park that late at night, the driver sped off. The officer did not give pursuit. The car crashed while speeding down a hill. The driver was arrested and a female passenger detained. The vehicle had been reported stolen from Federal Way.


On Nov. 6, a United Parcel Service driver went to a home in the 6500 block of 25th Street Northeast. The woman signed for the package, which contained the ashes of her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father. He became angry with her for signing for the parcel. He pulled a loaded handgun and held it to her head. The wife broke way, left the house and called for help. Officers arrived and spent several minutes talking to the man before he came outside and surrendered. He was booked on suspicion of first-degree domestic violence assault. The handgun and other weapons were seized from the home.


Police are requesting the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help in finding suspects in a series of armed robberies of convenience stores. The crimes occurred at these locations and days: Oct. 25 at the Jubilee restaurant on South 38th Street; Oct. 28 and Nov. 2, at The Little Store on South Ainsworth Street and Oct. 31, at Big Willyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market on South â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Street. In each incident one or two men with a handgun demanded cash from a clerk. The suspects are described as white or Hispanic males with thin builds, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches in their early 20s. Anyone with information is asked to call Tacoma/ Pierce County Crime Stoppers at (253) 591-5959. Callers can receive up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and charges filed.


Head Start families joined Leslie Meisner, director of Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, on Nov. 15 at the Lakewood Burlington Coat Factory to accept 400 new winter coats from One Warm Coat, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a warm coat to those who need one. One Warm Coat and the Burlington Coat Factory, a national off-price retailer, partnered with the national Head Start Association to provide 400 local children in the Head Start program with a new winter coat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have more than 400 students enrolled in our Head Start program,â&#x20AC;? Meisner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So we will give coats to those who need them the most.â&#x20AC;? With cold weather settling in, the coat donation could not come at a better time. Children enrolled in Head Start and their siblings in the selected families will receive a coat. The local event is part of One Warm Coatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national donation of 15,000 new childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coats to families associated with the national Head Start Association. The new coat donation was made possible by funds raised during last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive, a national program in its sixth year, and corporate partners including Zynga, developers of Angry Birds and Words With Friends. With the funds from Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive, One Warm Coat purchased the 15,000 new childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coats and is giving them away in select cities across the country with help of the Burlington Coat Factory. Burlington accepts the coat shipments from the manufacturers and holds them until the coat giveaway dates.

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Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools (PFTPS), a community group dedicated to strengthening our public education system, will be meeting on Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave. The meetingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agenda will include a review of election results and how they may impact education, explore areas of interest to form work groups (committees) and learn more about the Tacoma Public Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bond campaign. PFTPS is a grassroots group. The membership is comprised of parents, 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 http:// or on Facebook.

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Join Arts Leadership Lab on Nov. 28 for a panel discussion and question and answer time exploring what live/work space is, some of the issues and benefits related to artist live/work spaces, how it can be done sustainably and affordably, ways to use/reuse Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current architectural assets and other related topics. Who should attend: artists, advocates, developers and anyone interested in continuing a conversation about artist live/work space and the reuse of historic buildings in Tacoma.



The panel of experts includes Rebecca Morton, ArtSpace; Ben Ferguson, BLRB Architects; Deanne Belinoff, artist and resident at Tashiro Kaplan live/work space; Sharon Winters, Historic Tacoma. An introduction will be given by Amy McBride, arts administrator for the City of Tacoma. The event will be moderated by Traci Kelly, Tacoma Arts Commission and Arts Leadership Lab. The meeting, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m., will take place at the New Frontier Lounge, 301 E. 25th St.


With New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve just six weeks away, organizers of First Night Tacoma are looking to build its list of volunteers for the event on Dec. 31. This year volunteer management will be organized by The Warehouse, a production company with several years of experience creating events throughout Tacoma. On Dec. 31, thousands of people from all around the area will gather together for a night of arts, music and entertainment throughout the theater district in downtown Tacoma. If you are interested in helping with the event, visit www., click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteersâ&#x20AC;? and fill out the form. Filling out the form does not mean that you are expected to volunteer; event organizers will use your submissions to keep you in the loop of trainings and other upcoming volunteer events. At any point you are welcome to request your removal from the list. Volunteers, and their families, are provided with free access to all events on Dec. 31 and access to the First Night volunteer only party in February.

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A retired Machinists Union member from Puyallup has been honored by Tacoma Rescue Mission as one of its Volunteers of the Year. Vennie Murphy was presented with the award at a Rescue Mission luncheon in Puyallup on Nov. 2. Mission CEO David Curry praised Murphy, who has volunteered in the missionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tacoma kitchen since the 1990s, and presented him with a plaque honoring his service. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do not know of anybody who has had as much faithfulness about serving and has been so influential in bringing in other people to serve,â&#x20AC;? Curry said. Curry said Murphy has forged a strong link between the mission and the Machinists Volunteer Program, which is the community service arm of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 in Seattle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vennie has invited us to be part of their organization, and they are part of ours,â&#x20AC;? Curry added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need lots of Vennies.â&#x20AC;? Volunteers from the union now prepare and serve breakfast to the missionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homeless clients two weekends each month, and they periodically throw Sunday dinners there as well. The mission serves about 1,000 meals a day to homeless people, and provides shelter to about 160 homeless children, as well as their parents, each night, Curry said. It was not hard to find Machinists willing to help, Murphy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once they came down and did it, you did not have to invite them back,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once they saw what the need was, and how they could make a difference.â&#x20AC;? Now retired from Boeing, the Puyallup native said he plans to continue his volunteer work at the mission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really do enjoy it,â&#x20AC;? Murphy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is part

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On Nov. 8 the Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce presented its 34th annual John H. Anderson Military Citizen of the Year Award to Sergeant Robert Pangaro. Sgt. Pangaro is currently an active duty service member assigned to Rear Detachment, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment at Joint Base Lewis/McChord.

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Three Clover Park Technical College students took home the top prizes at the 2012 National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Puget Sound Chapter Student Design Competition. Brandon Riem won the prize for Best Kitchen or Bathroom Design, which came with a $500 scholarship. The prize was awarded to Riem, who had the best score from three certified kitchen and bathroom designers. His concept was judged on visual appeal, creativity and adhering to required guidelines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always liked art and design, but what drives me to design is expression,â&#x20AC;? said Riem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of my design work is personal and relates to my life.â&#x20AC;? Shara Eppert won an honorable mention award for going above and beyond on her design, which came with a $250 scholarship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was worth it. All the hard work was worth it,â&#x20AC;? said Eppert. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would say, if others have the chance, to at least try. I feel like winning showed that I am doing something and I might actually be good at it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This showed that what we are being taught is up to par,â&#x20AC;? said Riem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact that all three of us won from the same school says something about our school, our teachers and program.â&#x20AC;? Finally, Lara Sisco won the Most Inspirational award, which came with an iPad. Her award was given based on receiving the most votes from the NKBA. The students were awarded and recognized in front of peers and professionals in the industry at the NKBA Puget Sound Chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 35th anniversary celebration at the Seattle Design Center.







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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Doer,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tamara Clammer organized the Interactive Community Arts Network (I-CAN) event in Freighthouse Square, designed to bring the community together and renew interest in this historic space.

goal to simply make a difference in the community. The company pays six full-time doers to perform work â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for free â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to advance their cause. Doers today operate in a variety of industries, ranging from alternative sports, comedy, music, radio/new media, maker-advocate, and an overall do-gooder, with the goal to make an impact on the everyday world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really believe as a company that it is important to give back to the community,â&#x20AC;? said Doer Manager Kelly Allen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They ask nothing in return, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re there to help people and, as a company, we like to think that those who are helped will use us in the future.â&#x20AC;? Doers were chosen because they are experts in their given fields, and simply want to continue making an impact that they may not be able to make without another source of income. Tamara Clammer, doer, makeradvocate, has already made an impact here in Tacoma, with her Freighthouse Square revitalization efforts through the first annual Interactive Community Arts Network (I CAN) event last March. The goal behind

the event was to bring new life and energy to the building by holding a unique arts and crafts fair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was by far my favorite project,â&#x20AC;? Clammer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freighthouse Square is such a special place to me anyway, and now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re planning the second I CAN event with a strong core of people in Tacoma. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t explain how grateful I am to have the ability to help so many people.â&#x20AC;? Although it may not be possible to every business to pay employees to perform volunteer work on a fulltime basis, Butcher has no doubt these efforts will pay off in the end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our job here is to make the doers into super citizens, and reflect light on them so people have access to them,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the benefit to the business.â&#x20AC;? Butcher hopes other businesses catch on to the not-just-for-profit model, and stress the importance of good citizenship in their own way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to get other companies involved in the program,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Imagine what it would be like if we had an army of doers out there who are acting as corporate citizen-soldiers out there working for their own cause.â&#x20AC;?



acoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kathleen Merryman took to the streets this week asking people their thoughts on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget dilemmas. Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaders have been bringing the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget crisis home in community meetings where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve asked residents to state and rate their priorities. While governments carve up their areas of responsibility, their share of our tax dollars, ordinary people see governmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; effects on their lives as a whole. Schools, parks, social services, transit, roads, law enforcement, fire protection all matter to them, and they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily track which pile of money pays for them. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see that, along with some innovative suggestions and touches of irritation in their comments on Merrymanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three questions: Where should the City of Tacoma cut its budget? What should it not cut? Do you see ways to cut dollars without cutting services? Holly Appleton-Edwards of North Tacoma works for Catholic Community Services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they should put a cap on salaries. If everything else is so bad, and no one else is getting raises, then no raises for city employees. No increases. No cost of living. Nothing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want more accountability with spending. Lunches, travel, ordering furniture, trainingâ&#x20AC;Ś all that needs to be monitored. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel very strongly about crisis services for the mentally ill. No housing cuts. No cuts to back-towork programs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see drug and alcohol services cut. I would love to see them start drug testing for people getting benefits.â&#x20AC;? Chris Caillier of North Tacoma works at the South Tacoma Grocery Outlet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city should not cut public safety, first responders and police. I would be against any new proposed taxes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know Pothole Pig?â&#x20AC;? (Reporterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s note: Yes, Chris, I do, but we are just good friends.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one knows exactly how big Pothole Pig is, but everyone knows how big a grande latte is. You should show him with a latte from a local coffee X See OPINION / page A6

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Kalakala saga continues The long journey of Kalakala shifted direction slightly on Nov. 8, when Karl Anderson took possession of the dilapidated vessel from Steve Rodrigues. For the past eight years it has been moored on Hylebos Waterway at a dock Anderson owns. He obtained the ship in exchange for $4,000 that Rodrigues owed him for rent. Regardless of who owns it, the former ferry, which sailed the waters of Puget Sound from 1935 to 1967, remains a hazard to navigation. Coast Guard officials fear it will break loose from its moorings and sink. But it became obvious nothing useful would occur while Kalakala was owned by Rodrigues, a man with grandiose plans who went broke trying to restore it to its former glory. His saga could be compared to the title character in Samuel Taylor Coleridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s epic poem â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.â&#x20AC;? Both have had their lives changed drastically by ill fortune at sea related to a ship. Anderson is a reputable businessman and a leader in the community. He certainly will not sell it to someone who wants to restore it but has no legitimate plan to do so. He may have to cover the cost of scrapping the vessel. The dead albatross that Rodrigues had worn about his neck now adorns Anderson.


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American ingenuity will create jobs and economic growth By Don Brunell Before the campaign promises of more jobs and renewed prosperity fade away, elected officials need to understand that those promises must be kept. Our nation needs jobs and new revenue, but the critical question is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How?â&#x20AC;? Make no mistake; President Barack Obama and Congress have a daunting task ahead. First, they must understand that our problems will not be solved by just heaping more taxes on families and small businesses making more than $250,000 a year. Families need to be able to save for their retirement or their kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; college tuition; small businesses need money to expand and create jobs. If those heavy taxes kick in, our economic woes will go from bad to worse in a hurry. We heard a lot during the campaign about taxing the rich. But the rich do not have enough money to solve our problems. Even if you taxed all of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s millionaires and billionaires at 100 percent of their income â&#x20AC;&#x201D; something no one has suggested as yet â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you would only collect enough to run the government for 10 weeks. The reality is, hiking taxes is counterproductive; it slows economic growth. The key to creating more jobs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and generating more tax revenue

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is economic growth. The size of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy is not finite; it is not an issue of slicing the pie into ever-smaller pieces or taking slices from some to give to others. We need to grow the size of the pie so everyone has more. More privatesector business activity will create more jobs and produce more tax revenues for government programs. One of the better ways to grow the economy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and enhance our national security â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is domestic energy production. The American Petroleum Institute says that, with the right government policies, we could increase American oil and natural gas production 76 percent by 2030, generate more than 1.4 million new jobs and produce $800 billion in additional tax revenue. Another part of the solution is to stop spending more than we take in. According to The Wall Street Journal, the federal government borrowed 36 percent of what it spent last year. Imagine a family with a $40,000 annual income spending $54,400 a year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; year after year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; blithely letting the credit card debt pile up. Obviously, that would be irresponsible and irrational. But that is precisely what we are doing as a nation. So, part of the solution must be to cut our spending and start reducing our debt. Because of that reckless spending,

Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit rating was downgraded in 2011 for the first time in history. Ratings firms are warning that it could drop again, depending on what Congress and the president do about the â&#x20AC;&#x153;fiscal cliff.â&#x20AC;? The fiscal cliff is the popular shorthand term for the crisis we will face when the terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011 go into effect. On Dec. 31, 2012, last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s temporary payroll tax cuts will end, resulting in a 2 percent tax increase for workers. Certain business tax incentives will end, income taxes will rise because of changes in the alternative minimum tax, the Bush tax cuts will end and the new taxes in Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care law will hit. Before the election, politicians avoided confronting the fiscal cliff. Neither side would budge. Now, it is time to act. Many people said this was the most important election in our lifetimes. They may be correct. What we do now will have consequences for generations. Americans are at their best when the chips are down. Throughout our history, we have shown that, if we work together, we have the creativity, ingenuity and strength to succeed. No more rhetoric. Just do it! Don Brunell is president of Association of Washington Business.

Innovative policies help children with gender identity By Kathyrn Chociej I am writing to Tacoma Weekly about Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s antidiscrimination law Substitute House Bill 2801, codified as Revised Code of Washington 28A.300.285; and House Bill 3026 codified as RCW 28A.642. It was initially passed in 2010 but school districts are slow to respond to the mandates to develop policies and procedures to protect all students. I am not writing to advocate for any specific child. I am writing as a master in social work student at the University of Washington-Tacoma, as a parent, a domestic violence advocate, as a citizen of the greater Seattle/Tacoma area who is dedicated to protect and support all children and ensure the infrastructure is in place to provide all our children with a quality, supportive education. It is not news to any of us that children are teased and bullied on a daily basis because of their outward appearance. It is irrelevant whether a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sexual orientation or gender identity is different from the majority of their classmates. Brain research indicates a child can have a brain gender identity that does not match with their anatomical sex. For many children, their body may be very different from the identity they carry in their mind and heart. We are also aware that children love to talk about gender expression and what they can and cannot do, based on their assigned gender â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how they have to make compromises so they are not targeted, so they do not stick out, so they will not be harmed. These compromises include the clothing they wear, activities they are involved in and the types of friends they keep. Clothing, activities, interests and friends â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all non-gendered things, which our society genders at a young age. Those who do not conform to these gender norms become at risk for

bullying or worse. The good news is that a societal shift is in motion regarding this issue. The former societal, medical and mental health approach was that if the child does not fit, we need to change the child. Research now shows us that this approach was both harmful to the child and to their communities. We know it is at the root of mental health issues, homelessness, chemical dependency and high-risk, self-harm behaviors. The current accepted approach is to support the child in who they are. There are a number of programs that have been successful in this approach, including the Family Acceptance Project. What researchers have discovered is that if a child has had one supportive adult in their life, which could be a teacher or school counselor, the risk factors I mentioned decrease considerably. So, what does this support look like? Families accepting their child as a full human being. And what does this support look like outside of that relationship? Most people do not know. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) guidelines as of February 2012 provide guidance for schools with regard to challenges such as bathroom usage, changing areas, use of preferred name and gender pronouns and confidentiality of school records. Policies and procedures that affirm the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gender identity, such as bathroom usage, may make people nervous. They may see a boy using a girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bathroom. However, with education around these issues, they learn to see a transgender girl who wants to socialize in the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bathroom with other girls. Without basic knowledge of this, and other issues, teachers and administrators do not know how to implement the policies and procedures outlined in the OSPI guidelines. They do not understand why this is important

and are therefore unable to explain why it is important to other students, staff or parents. They are unable to keep these children safe and this lack of training and preparedness puts the schools at a disadvantage. There are simple answers to all of these questions, and teachers are asking them in higher numbers each year. Seattle Public Schools, for example, is developing a model training on this very topic. Procedures are being drafted on a school district level that have been vetted by attorneys; to not only protect the rights of children in our schools, but also with the intention of preventing future discrimination lawsuits. School climates change when it clicks for everyone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when there is parent education, classroom education at all grade levels and education of school administrators, teachers and faculty. And to do this requires funding â&#x20AC;&#x201C; statewide funding, to contract with providers who have training and expertise in this area. Teachers have plenty on their plates already and we should not expect them to become experts on every topic. There are curriculum changes that are not difficult to implement. Our children are already learning about diversity and about other families different than their own, whether it is in relation to religion, race or ethnicity. Adding gender to the discussion takes but a few small steps to incorporate into an already existing framework. I am asking for the support of a commitment of statewide funding to provide training in schools that supports and nurtures all our children. Our children are looking to us on how to respond. Our state is a leader in so many ways already. This is the next natural step in our progression towards equality. Kathyrn Chociej is an Auburn resident.

Restore former system for judicial vacancies The criminal justice system, to be legitimate, must be viewed by the public as impartial and fair. That is why we oppose a decision made this week by Pierce County Council to change the system for filling District Court vacancies. These positions are usually decided by voters. The council finds itself in a rare situation of making such a decision with Judge Jack Nevin moving on to the Superior Court. This was last done in 2003. At that time, the council made its selection from a list of individuals provided by a six-member committee. That committee consists of two members of Tacoma/ Pierce County Bar Association, one representative of the Minority Bar Association, a representative of the state court administrator, the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyer and the District Court presiding judge. The council has reduced the Bar Association from two people to one. The most concerning addition is a spot for the county prosecutor, a position currently held by Mark Lindquist. The proposed new panel raises many concerns. For one, we feel the prosecutor, regardless of who holds the position now or in the future, has an obvious conflict of interest. While this person may have the utmost in integrity, it still creates an appearance of a party with a stake in judicial decisions having influence over who will be making those decisions. When seats on the court are up for election, Lindquist already has the ability to make endorsements, which carry weight with voters. He does not need to have this additional amount of influence. Another concern is the division of power within branches of government. Judges are part of the judicial branch. The prosecutor is part of the executive branch. Many of the problems with our federal government can be traced to a blurring of divisions and responsibilities among the three branches. We should be able to maintain proper divisions with our local government. The councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action creates an inappropriate crossover between the judicial and executive branches. Margaret Vail Ross, a judge on the District Court, was among those who testified prior to the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vote on Nov. 13. She said that the amendment, which they approved, â&#x20AC;&#x153;does not appear fair.â&#x20AC;? Letters to the council opposing the proposed changes were submitted by 36 prominent attorneys and all eight judges on the District Court. We commend Councilmembers Rick Talbert and Joyce McDonald for casting votes against the ordinance. The system was not broken. There was no reason for the council to fix it.

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On Nov. 13, Pierce County Council approved a budget for 2013 that will reduce general government spending. The general fund, which pays for a majority of government services, will drop from $275.6 million to $274.8 million. Total spending will be $894 million, an increase of more than $50 MCDONALD million. Much of this is due to the expansion of the Chambers Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The budget was approved by a 7-0 vote. It does not include a cost-of-living adjustment for employees. Instead, some of that savings will be directed to the Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department. The council decided to restore four vacant positions in the Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department, at a cost of $400,000. County Executive Pat McCarthy had proposed cutting these positions. It will also increase funding for parks maintenance by $180,000, reduce overall county employment by 42 positions and place an additional $826,000 in reserves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Above all, this budget demonstrates our commitment to public safety,â&#x20AC;? said Council Chair Joyce McDonald of Puyallup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a responsible and fiscally sound budget. We must remain mindful of the ongoing uncertainty about the economy, which is why we cannot in good faith include a cost-of-living adjustment for employees or elected officials.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This budget keeps Pierce County on the path of steady fiscal management that maintains stability and security for our communities,â&#x20AC;? said Councilmember Rick Talbert of Tacoma. The budget will reduce surface water management fees by $5 per residence to offset a new tax for the Flood Control Zone District. The board for this new district approved a countywide property tax of 10 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. The tax will be collected starting next year and will cost the average homeowner about $25 per year. Last April Pierce County Council created the new taxing district to generate revenue for flood-control measures. Under state law, it could collect up to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. The tax will generate about $6.9 million per year for rebuilding levees, purchasing flood-prone land and other measures. Officials in some cities not affected by flooding, such as Milton, have voiced objections to being subjected to the new tax. The board consists of the seven council members. The vote for the tax was 5-2. The no votes were cast by Republicans Dan Roach of Bonney Lake and Dick Muri of Steilacoom. Brian Ziegler, public works and utilities director for the county, said some of the money generated by the flood-control tax will fund efforts that, up to now, have been funded through the surface water management fee. Ziegler told the council that officials in some cities feel the county is inappropriately shifting some obligations to the new flood-control district. The budget now goes to McCarthy, who has 10 days from its arrival to sign it or veto it.


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shop that would sponsor the photo for $50 toward the repair of the pothole. A pig with a latte. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a friend who wanted to sell jewelry on Ruston Way, but when she checked into it, she had to buy vendor and business licenses for about $180. Wow, that is prohibitive for very small businesses like hers. What if we made little stalls along the Tacoma waterfront that you could rent for $25 or $50 a day to sell locally made goods? It would be beachy and local. The artisan makes money. It enhances the image of the city, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all local stuff.â&#x20AC;?


The big news out of the decathlon that is City Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budgeting workshops is the proposed change of who will run the marketing of the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. The city-owned facility currently has its own marketing department that is tasked with booking the 8-year-old venue. That is set to shift to a $450,000 contract with the Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau to do that work instead. The move will mean a city staff reduction of 17 city positions out of 34 operation positions and 27 support workers under the current structure to a core of 14 operational people and occasional hires for event work during conventions. The reductions will mean a savings of $40,000. For comparison, the convention center had a high of 66 workers in 2009 as it worked to boost its convention center bookings. Refinancing of the $45 million in bond debt will draw out that loan but lower the interest rate and lower the annual payment. Details on that are in the works for a December vote. About a dozen custodial and maintenance positions will be cut for an additional savings of $1.7 million. Another six custodial positions at the Tacoma Dome will be cut for $1 million in savings. The overall budget, however, will actually go up, from $44.5 million to $46.2 million. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We ramped up staffing right before the market crashed,â&#x20AC;? Interim Public Assembly Facilities Director Ron Hanson said. X See BUDGET / page A8


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the city-owned and managed Tacoma Dome earlier this year. (Bottom) The city-owned Pantages is operated by the Broadway Center.


A boost in cargo container shipping has the Port of Tacoma meeting or exceeding the majority of its budget goals. International container business in the third quarter is up 20.2 percent compared to original projections. This summer the shipping consortium Grand Alliance moved from Seattle to Tacoma. Auto imports are up 16.3 percent over original forecasts. Construction and mining activity in China and Australia is boosting exports of machinery. Those items were among the good news delivered by staff on Nov. 8 to Port of Tacoma Commission as they deliberate on the 2013

Kim DePaul, 38, of East Tacoma is a full-time caregiver for a senior relative. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cut City Council salaries. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re public servants. They make too much money. They are supposed to be serving the public, not fleecing the public. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good place to start, especially since a lot of them have other jobs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to invest a little more in children. I see them wandering in packs, being obnoxious. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They would shut down emergency services near my home. They would respond with a pickup truck instead of a fire truck. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to affect me, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to affect me negatively. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything that cuts emergency services, especially police, should be important to everybody.

budget. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had a really strong year,â&#x20AC;? said CEO John Wolfe. He said the port is outperforming its plan, in part because it has done a good job of managing expenses. Wolfe said a major challenge in the future will be deciding where to invest limited resources. Grain exports are looking to exceed their target amounts by 11.1 percent, while breakbulk cargo is likely to exceed goals by 30.8 percent. David Morrison, director of financial planning and treasury, discussed budget projections. He told commissioners the port expects to exceed the 2012 projection by $5.7 million. He noted the port received some insurance payments this year that it

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I grew up in the county, and Tacoma streets are worse than in the county, but you have more of them. If you want to see potholes, go to Seattle. Most of the roads I use donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have them, but, then, I know where they are and avoid them.â&#x20AC;? Christina Spencer, her husband, Felton, and their children, Victoria, 6, and Felton Jr., 5, live on the East Side. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a very low-income family, and our priorities are medical. Medical care is a really big thing for us.

will not receive in 2013. Morrison said the port has a staff of 231. It is recruiting people to fill some positions to reach its goal of 237. Staff is recommending the port maintain the current property tax rates next year. This amount is $18.36 per $1,000 of assessed value. There has been a decline in appraised value of real estate in Pierce County of $4 billion. This means that the average homeowner will see their tax payment to the port decline from $47.47 a year ago to $39.35 next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The future of the port is very bright,â&#x20AC;? Commissioner Don Johnson remarked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been a tremendous year,â&#x20AC;? Wolfe said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is not over yet and we will finish strong.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think city buses are very important to a lot of people without cars.â&#x20AC;? Bill Greaver of North Tacoma works for Franciscan Health Systems. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are two ways to increase revenue: Get more business, or find taxes that are not being received. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should be efficient about getting the money people should be giving us already. If you should be paying $10 in taxes but are only paying $5, or nothing, the city should collect that.â&#x20AC;?


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South Tacoma might get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; community center, of sorts By Steve Dunkelberger

It looks like the halls of the South Neighborhood Center could hear the chatting of children again. Tacoma Cambodian Evangelical Church submitted the only bid for the 9,500-square-foot facility by the deadline late last month. The bid has received an endorsement from the citizen review panel tasked with vetting proposals, meaning the sale is likely to get a nod from the City Council later this year. The church plans to renovate the largely mouth-balled facility at 7802 S. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St. for use as a teen center and for community programs as well as some religious services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they want to make it more of a community center and not just a center for the Cambodian community,â&#x20AC;? said Assistant Facilities Division Manager Conor McCarthy. The center was originally built in 1978 with the federal Community Development Block Grant and was used by Metro Parks Tacoma as a community center, which was relocated to other facilities in 2011 because of the growing costs to repair the facility. Estimates in 2008 put the total bill for deferred maintenance at $1.8 million. The minimum bid for the property was set at the price-to-sell bar of $430,000. The 51,876-square-foot site was appraised at $500,000. Any new buyer would also have to agree to use the property in a way that benefits the surrounding neighborhood as determined by an advisory committee of city officials, concerned neighbors and the South End Neighborhood Council. On the committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 500point scale, the Tacoma Cambodian Evangelical Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal scored 466. The center is home to Kid Power Day Care Center, a Clear Wire wireless communication antenna; and an air monitoring station for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. Honoring those lease agreements with those tenants are part of the purchase-and-sale agreement. If the sale is approved, the proceeds would not go into Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pocket, however. Any proceeds would have to be folded back into the Community Development Block Grant system because those


COMMUNITY CENTER. Tacoma Cambodian Evangelical Church is

the lone bidder to buy the South End Neighborhood Center. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to use the facility as a teen and community center now faces a decision from the Tacoma City Council in December.

federal grants were used to build the center originally. Another city property up for sale is experiencing less success in finding new owners. The former Swan Creek library, at 3828 East Portland Ave., has been up for sale for about a year. Two requests for proposals, two open houses and the hiring of a real estate broker have yet to gain a single offer, although several buyers have submitted â&#x20AC;&#x153;low ballâ&#x20AC;? bids. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city is willing to work with potential new owners, but we have to have something to work with,â&#x20AC;? Western First Properties broker Kyle Prosser said of the handful of offers that have so far been rejected because they fall below the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minimum bid of $300,000, which is $100,000 less than what was first asked when it was first put on the market. By comparison, the former Martin Luther King Jr. library branch at Cedar and 19th Street was sold for $700,000 and is almost identical to the Swan Creek facility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That tells you how much location means to a property,â&#x20AC;? Prosser said. The roster of current bidders include: a restaurateur, a day care operator, a property investor and a developer. Interested buyers earlier this year included the Puyal-

lup Tribe, which was looking to expand its governmental operations and house its historical department and museum at the facility, and the Fellowship Bible Church, which originally owned the site and had wanted to buy back the property and use it for religious services. Those potential buyers might inch up their bids for the property over time in hopes of getting the facility as inexpensively as possible or a new bidder would make an offer that fits the minimum bid price that would trigger a formal review. Whatever the scenario, nothing is going to happen quickly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It could take a month, or it could take six months,â&#x20AC;? Prosser said. Unlike the proceeds from the South End Neighborhood Center sale, most of the money from the sale of the 4,420-square-foot Swan Creek facility will go to Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s General Fund. The Library Board of Trustees has requested that the money be allocated for the maintenance of library facilities. Tacoma bought the property for $37,500 in 1984 and spent $743,000 building the library branch, which opened in 1989. The site had an assessed value of $723,400 earlier this year but has since been determined to need some $450,000 in repairs, namely to the roof and ventilation system.


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On Thanksgiving, thousands of them make up their Black Friday holiday shopping lists. They will decide whether they want to buy new socks for school children, toddlers, teens or adults served by the agencies that will accept donations. When they hit the stores, generous shoppers run into folks they have seen so often over the years, they feel like friends. At Fred Meyer, with its legendary half-price sock door-buster, they point each other to the best deals. For children, these shoppers want warm and cute together. If you are a needy kid, Tinkerbell and Thomas add fun to warmth. For adults who are working their way back from transitional to independent housing, donors look for footwear to fit the world of work. For kids who get their socks from a school clothing bank, they look for deals on what their own children would wear. But for Wesleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clients, donors demand the best. They look for socks made of a warm mix of wool and acrylic, a fabric that will wick moisture away from the foot. These socks cost more than those made of cotton or nylon, but they save lives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are in danger of death,â&#x20AC;? Wesley said of his people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People get very sick if they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get their feet dry. They can develop colds, and eventually pneumonia, which is a devastating disease in this community.â&#x20AC;? Tacomans are wise that way. They know prevention works. They would rather spend money on socks than on hospital stays. That is one of the reasons agencies, including Metropolitan Development Council and Tahoma Indian Center, have washers and dryers where their guests can wash their clothing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and make their socks last. Wesley has storage space at the Hospitality Kitchen, and will share donations with nearby agencies including Tahoma Indian Center, Nativity House, Metropolitan Development Council and Michael Sterbick of Keep â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Em Warm & Fed. The overall drive will collect socks for Phoenix Housing Network, Project Homeless Connect and Communities in Schools. We have listed the donation sites in the box next to this story, and they will be on our website at www.tacomaweekly. com through December. But we are always thinking up ways to make doing good convenient. That is why we are inviting you to join the drive as a donation site for new socks. We will supply the (extremely festive) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Put A Sock In Itâ&#x20AC;? poster. You supply the basket, tub, tote, whatever, where people can give new â&#x20AC;&#x201C; repeat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; new socks. We will collect the socks as needed. Just call me at (253) 922-5317, ext. 23. It can work both ways. If someone needs a pair of socks and asks for them, the official policy of the drive is to say yes. Do not sweat security. Someone may need socks, but be too embarrassed to ask. More young people than you might wish fall into that category. Through the holidays, we will run stories each week featuring a sock recipient and a donor, telling why this matters to them. You will be surprised by the impact a humble pair of socks can have.

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The Public Assembly Facilities Department oversees operations of the 30-year-old Tacoma Dome, which is one of the largest wood-domed structures in the world with seating configurations that can accommodate 5,000 to 23,000; the recently renovated Cheney Stadium, the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, which offers more than 119,000 square feet of flexible event space; the 37,000square-foot Bicentennial Pavilion; the historic Pantages Theater and Rialto Theater; as well as the 302-seat Theater on the Square. Contracts with the Rainiers baseball team covers Cheney Stadium bookings, while Broadway Center for the Performing Arts covers the theater, which leaves the convention spaces and the Dome under city booking authority, and that effort has been lagging. The convention center’s main ballroom was only used 56 percent of the time, with 206 days in use, while its exhibition hall was used even less, at 44 percent or 159 days, this year. The industry benchmark is between 50 and 70 percent. The Dome averages about 85 events a year. Competition from Key Arena and other venues in the region have cut into Tacoma bookings. To battle that trend, the city has commissioned a report on tourism spending and strategies that will be presented in December. Moving forward, Hanson noted that the core staff can handle the cuts internally since a review of the events calendar showed that no additional workers are needed for 309 days out of the calendar year. The remaining 15 percent, or 56 days, when the convention center has an event can be handled through outside vendors rather than full-time city workers. “It’s the scheduling that creates the demand,” he said. “It’s not the number of events; it’s how they fall.” The lack of events at the convention center has led to a need for $1.2 million from the General Fund this year to shore up the department’s bottom line and a projected $895,000 next year, according to city documents. Shifting the marketing efforts away from city staff and to the Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau will enable the convention center to have three regional sales

people, one national sales person and one sales representative in Washington, D.C., which is seen as a key feeder location for landing conventions for national associations. The change, which is more in line with trade standards, will allow for flexibility in trade shows and familiarization tours of the facility as well. Hanson pointed out during his presentation that the same marketing efforts would have cost the city about $700,000 a year if they were done inhouse by city workers. The details of the contract are being worked out after about two years of informal discussions prompted by the recessionary cuts to city funding that have intensified with the current budget shortfall of $63 million facing the city. The presentation to the City Council marked the first green light to move forward. “Now we will begin to really iron out those details,” TRCVB President and CEO Bennish Brown. The notion of having the TRCVB market the convention center was first floated as the facility was under construction eight years ago. The lagging performance and the budget crisis sped up those talks. “I think it really never left the table,” Brown said. But now the days of having the city market the facility seem numbered. The change comes on the heels of a shift in leadership at the city’s Public Assembly Facilities Department. City Manager T.C. Broadnax appointed Kim Bedier to the director’s post earlier this fall. Bedier has more than 20 years of experience in venue management. She was formerly the general manager of the Comcast Arena in Everett, where she oversaw a $9 million operational budget. Her first day was yesterday. “I’m extremely excited to join the City of Tacoma,” said Bedier. “I look forward to collaborating with the community and its leadership to enhance the great things already happening with the public venues. I welcome the opportunity to work with the existing team to explore the potential that exists here.” As the new public assembly facilities director, Bedier will oversee the Tacoma Dome; Cheney Stadium; Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center; Bicentennial Pavilion; Pantages Theater, Rialto Theater and Theater on the Square.


EARLY YEARS. Fifteen years ago, ca. 1997, Jeannie Darneille was a visionary and

compassionate leader of Pierce County AIDS Foundation, a woman whose dedication to the sick and dying earned her much love and respect.

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shoulders of giants, but that’s what we’re all doing in this field – we all are standing on the shoulders of the folks who started these missions years ago. This is the time to think back and remember those who have died, but also to remember those who have been fighting for a long time and use that to motivate us in going forward.” In conjunction with the “PCAF: 25 Years of Service” event, the Foundation asked local artists to create works of art around the image of the iconic red ribbon, the symbol of solidarity in the fight against AIDS for the past three decades. Ten artists answered the call and created thoughtful and moving artworks that will be sold at a silent auction during the Dec. 1 commemoration. For those wishing to get a preview of “ART FOR AIDS: Ribbons of Remembrance,” stop by Corina Bakery (604 Fawcett Ave.) to view the pieces up close and pick your favorite. At the Dec. 1 commemorative gala, welcoming remarks will be given by Benjii Biddle, deputy executive director at Broadway Center. Other speakers will include Wilkerson, PCAF board president Judith Billings and board member Rev. Spencer Barrett who will speak on the topic of World AIDS Day. Wilkerson, who took the helm at PCAF in 2007 upon Darneille’s leaving, said Darneille was the first person he met here in the field of HIV/AIDS. The two felt a common bond right from the start. “When this position opened, she was one of the reasons I was interested in PCAF

because it had such a good reputation,” Wilkerson said. “On my second day on the job she sent me a bouquet of flowers, saying I’m so glad they chose you.” He said Darneille remains the staunchest advocate in the legislature for people with HIV/AIDS. “In her service as a state representative, she has been the leader in saving and keeping AIDS prevention and care dollars. She has been a major drive and force, whether as executive director or in the legislature.” Darneille’s work to keep PCAF strong has also contributed to the Foundation being able to reach affected populations outside of Pierce County. Last month PCAF officially completed its merger with United Communities AIDS Network (UCAN) to provide HIV/ AIDS care and prevention services for Thurston and Lewis counties. PCAF has retained UCAN’s Olympia office as well so that clients in that area won’t have to travel far to receive services. To celebrate the merger, on Nov. 28 PCAF will hold a public open house at the Olympia office (317 4th Ave. E.) from 4-5:30 p.m. RSVP to or call (360) 352-2375. “UCAN is really an example of what’s happening across the country with non-profits. With limited resources, agencies are starting to merge to reduce administrative costs,” Wilkerson said. “Our challenge right now is to work with Thurston and Lewis counties and find out what it means to be an agency that now serves three counties and not just Pierce County.” Tickets to “PCAF: 25 Years of Service” must be ordered in advance at For more information, call (253) 383-2565.

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emories of 2010 were fresh on the mind of Bothell coach Tom Bainter, whose team surrendered a 21-0 lead in the state quarterfinals that year to lose 28-21 to Bellarmine Prep in the final seconds. Feeling confident, Bainter predicted a win in the pages of the Seattle Times leading up to the matchup on Nov. 10. It would be a story Bellarmine would refuse to read. Led by Lou Millie’s 191 rushing yards, the Lions held on to defeat Bothell by a score of 35-30 to advance to the state quarterfinals on Nov. 17 against the Gonzaga Bullpups in Spokane. “Our kids came ready to play, and they came well prepared against a great team in Bothell,” said Bellarmine head coach Tom Larsen, whose team advances to the state quarterfinals for the third consecutive year. Before the fans found their seats in the first quarter, Bellarmine’s Drew Griffin got them up again, returning the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown to give the Lions a 7-0 lead. But running back Danny Wilson would equalize for the Cougars late in the first, scoring from two yards out. Bothell would then assume the lead after a fumble recovery deep in Lions territory, and quarterback Ross Bowers hit Jared Berry with a 14-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter to go up 14-7. “I was proud of the way our kids responded to adversity,” said Larsen. Bellarmine answered with three secondquarter touchdowns for a 28-17 lead at the half. The key point in the game came late in the third quarter, when Sefo Liufau engineered a 15-play, 86-yard drive that culmi-

nated with a 29-yard pass to Logan Hickman on 4th-and-2 to give the Lions a 35-17 lead. Millie did his part by running for 46 yards on 10 carries on the drive to put the Lions in a great position to win. And they would need every one of those points. Bothell stormed back to cut the lead to 35-30 with 2:26 to go in the game, but the Lions then recovered an onside kick to salt away the hard-earned win. “We had them pinpointed early,” said Liufau, who threw for 185 and two touchdowns on the afternoon. “Our coaches did a great job of putting together our game plan…I’m so proud of our big guys up front, especially on the 86-yard drive. They’ve been big all year long.” “Gonzaga Prep is a lot like Bothell, they’re a big and physical team,” said Larsen of the Lions’ next opponent. “We’ll have to bring our ‘A’ game next Saturday afternoon.” “I can’t say enough about my teammates these last four years,” said Liufau. “It’s been a real blessing to play with them. “We are not going to be satisfied with this win. We need to get back to the Dome for the semis like we did two years ago.” By Steve Mullen

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Early missed opportunities and miscues put Charles Wright in a hole against Montesano early, proving to be the undoing in a 31-21 loss to the Bulldogs in the opening round of the state playoffs on Nov. 9 at Harry Lang Stadium. Raheem Hughey and Collin Reynolds helped the Tarriers march inside the BullX See FOOTBALL / page A12


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kickoff back for a touchdown in the Lions’ 35-30 win over Bothell on Nov. 10. (Bottom) Lions running back Lou Millie breaks the tackle of Bothell’s Kizhan Proctor for a touchdown.


Young squad shows promise for future By Steve Mullen Correspondent

In a season that saw the maturity of a very young Curtis side, the Lady Vikings gave the nationally ranked Tahoma Bears all they could handle and then some, falling 2-1 in a very physical affair in the 4A state quarterfinals on Nov. 10 at Tahoma. “I was proud of our girls tonight and all season long,” said Lady Vikings head coach Frank Hankel, who had much to be proud of with the great effort of his young team. Tahoma struck first when Kaysha Darcy scored off of a set piece in front of the net for a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute. But freshman phenom Morgan Weaver would equalize for Curtis in

the 15th minute with a laser, curling a shot from the right flank from 20 yards out to tie the match at 1-1. Tahoma would own much of the play in the first half, but the defensive prowess and tenacity of the young Lady Vikings kept it tied going into the locker room. The second half saw more of the same, with Tahoma controlling much of the play in the midfield and in the Curtis end of the pitch. The Bears got the go-ahead goal in the 59th minute when Taylor Clarin scored off a corner kick in front of the net, putting Tahoma ahead for good. From that point on, Hankel would bring up his back line to overlap into attacking mode to try to get the equalizer, with a couple of good chances that just missed.

But the clock ran out, and a great season came to an end for a Lady Viking squad that has nothing but great years ahead. “(I was) really frustrated by the lack of game control at the final whistle,” Hankel added to the muchdeserved praise of his side. “We’ll regroup and have the great majority of this side back for the next three years. I’m looking forward to them.” Losing only four seniors off of this year’s club, the future is indeed bight for the Lady Vikings for several years to come as Curtis prepares to make their mark in 2013. With the win, Tahoma will play at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup in the semifinals against Skyline on Nov. 16.


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After getting a taste of the state tournament the past two years and suffering the disappointment of an opening-round loss last year, Bellarmine Prep returned this season with a wellbalanced and focused squad poised to do something special. Their ultimate goal was achieved on Nov. 10 in Lacey, as the Lions hoisted the 4A state title trophy after beating Mead in five sets, 25-27, 25-14, 25-20, 16-25, 15-13. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They just had so much more experience and knowledge about what was expected of them and what they would need to accomplish to win it,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Jody DeGroot. The Lions had defeated Lake Stevens and Puyallup in the first two rounds on Nov. 9, then tossed aside Jackson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who had beaten the Lions earlier in the season â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the semifinals to reach the title game. But after taking a 2-1 lead against the Panthers, the Lions quickly fell behind in the fourth set. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience and resiliency came into play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They maintained their composure, knowing they would probably go into set five,â&#x20AC;? DeGroot said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t panic. The look on their faces was never like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;what are we going to do.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; It was like they were prepared for those moments.â&#x20AC;? Headlining the weekend for the Lions was two-time league MVP Courtney Schwan, who had 82 kills and 42 digs in the tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen her play at that (high) level, but to consistently play at that level the entire weekend was what was amazing,â&#x20AC;? said DeGroot. The Lions coach also praised the depth of the squad, noting that Julia Wright, Kelsie May and Natalie Jensen were key to the defensive effort while senior


*,3,)9(;065 (Top) Bellarmine Prepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Courtney Schwan (16), Julia Wright (4), Natalie Jensen (9) and Katy DeGroot (13) celebrate a point during the Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; title run on Nov. 9-10. (Bottom) Annie Wright players pose with the seventh place trophy at the 1A state tournament in Yakima on Nov. 10.

setter Katy DeGroot kept the offense in rhythm. With senior Katherine Joyce and sophomore Reghan Pukis adding 34 and 42 kills, respectively, in the tournament, the balanced Lions were able to use their depth to wear

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After dropping their tournament opener, Annie Wright rattled off three straight victories in the consolation bracket to claim seventh place at the 1A state tournament at the Yakima Valley SunDome on Nov. 9-10. The Gators fell 18-25, 25-12, 15-25, 20-25 to Zillah in the opener on Nov. 9, as senior Lani Kalalau led the way for Annie Wright with 21 kills and 20 digs and Margaux Arnston had 13 kills and four blocks. But head coach Rodney Kalalau said the passing wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t efficient throughout the match, and that a relatively young team may not have been quite ready yet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you go to the big dance, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to show up and play like you did to get there,â&#x20AC;? Kalalau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think nerves got to us early, and we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recover in the first game.â&#x20AC;? But the Gators responded with a 25-13, 25-20, 25-16 win over Nooksack Valley in their second game, as Arnston and Lexi LeClech each had 12 kills, Maria Vipond had 20 assists and Lani Kalalau added 20 digs. They continued the momentum with a 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-19 win over Kalama on Nov. 10 to advance to the consolation finals. After dropping their first set to Freeman 21-25, the Gators came back to win the final three 25-17, 25-23, 25-19 to claim seventh place â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the best they could get after the openinground loss. Lani Kalalau again led the way in the final match with 16 kills, 28 digs and three aces for the Gators. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody got their heads together and played as a team,â&#x20AC;? Rodney Kalalau said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody did their job, like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done all seasonâ&#x20AC;Ś(there were) some bumps along the way, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad we were able to recover.â&#x20AC;?


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SPORTSWATCH STADIUM, FOSS :>044,9:0479,:: Stadium senior Felicity Cann won two individual titles at the 4A swim meet on Nov. 10 at the King County Aquatic Center, helping the Tigers place 16th as a team. Cann started off with a win by almost four seconds in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in one minute and 49.72 seconds, which was good for All-American consideration. She notched another All-American consideration time in later winning the 500-yard freestyle, finishing in four minutes and 57.78 seconds. Cann also teamed with Amber Longrie, Nichelle Soriano and Melanie Muller to place 14th in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Foss, meanwhile, placed 13th at the 3A meet, led by juniors Emma Chard and Sara Sachs. Chard placed second in the 100yard breaststroke, finishing in one minute and 5.68 seconds, while also placing third in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.14 seconds. Sachs added a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, finishing in just over one minute, while also placing 13th in the 200-yard freestyle. The duo also teamed with Yana Kuloff and Meghan Ripley to place 11th in the 200-yard freestyle relay and 15th in the 200-yard medley relay. Wilson’s Hailey Viehmann got 6.5 points for the Rams after tying for 10th place in the diving competition, while freshman Madeleine Dodge also swam in the prelims of the 200-yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle. Dodge, Seanna Collins, Rachel Duke and Karli Stevenson also swam in the prelims of the 200-yard freestyle relay.

;(*64()(7;0:; FALLS AT STATE After advancing to the state tournament for the fifth straight year, Tacoma Baptist fell 5-1 at top-ranked St. George’s in Spokane on Nov. 10 in the first round of the 2B state boys soccer tournament. The Crusaders traveled across the state and not only were forced


SOLID CAREER. Stadium senior Felicity Cann finished off her high school career with two individual titles at the 4A state swim meet on Nov. 10 in Federal Way. to play in a snow-covered field, but had to deal with star Dragons junior forward Erik Muelheims, who Tacoma Baptist head coach Josh Narayan called an “extraordinary player.” “It was very hard to contain him,” said Narayan of Muelheims, who scored three goals and added two assists. “He’s very fast and can control the ball. The whole offense went through him.” After falling behind 2-0, the Crusaders got on the board in the 22nd minute when Austin Lutterloh finished a corner kick from Tiago Rodrigues. But Muelheims answered with two goals before the half to give St. George’s a commanding lead. “We played them well in the second half…we had opportunities we missed,” Narayan said. “I don’t see anybody stopping St. George’s this year.” It was a much different outcome from the last time the teams met, a 2-0 win for the Crusaders in the 2008 state finals. The loss leaves the Crusaders with 15 wins, three losses and two draws this season, as they advanced to the state quarterfinals for the second

straight year. “They did rather well,” Narayan said. “I’m proud of them.” By Jeremy Helling

LOGGERS WIN REGIONAL, LUTES FALL By rattling off three wins in three days, the Puget Sound volleyball team won the Division III West Regionals in Thousand Oaks, Calif. last weekend to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Tigers started off their weekend with a 27-25, 25-13, 14-25, 25-22 win over Colorado College on Nov. 9, as Melissa Florant helped lead the way with 14 kills and 13 digs, Jenni Brehove had 38 assists and Christina Chun led a solid defensive effort with 19 digs. Northwest Conference MVP Jackie Harvey added 12 kills and 16 digs, as the Loggers notched a 20-win season for the first time since 2007, which was also the last time they advanced in the NCAA tournament. The Loggers topped Chapman 25-18, 28-26, 25-22 on Nov. 10 behind Harvey’s 14 kills and 16 digs, while Brehove had 40 assists. They finished the weekend with

a 14-25, 26-24, 25-21, 27-25 win over Cal Lutheran, as Harvey again led the way with 16 kills while Chun had 21 digs. Harvey was named the tournament MVP, while Chun and freshman Emily Convery also made the AllTournament Team. Puget Sound advances to face top-ranked Calvin on Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. (ET) in Holland, Mich. The semifinals are on Nov. 16, with the finals to take place on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. (ET). Pacific Lutheran, meanwhile, was topped by Chapman 13-25, 15-25, 22-25 in its tournament opener on Nov. 9, as Amy Wooten had a team-high 10 kills, Brianne Vincent had 21 assists and Blair Bjorkman added 20 digs. The Lutes won the regular season conference title this year, finishing with a 20-6 overall record and a 14-2 mark in league play.

LUTES WIN FINALE, EARN TOURNEY INVITE Pacific Lutheran earned its first selection to the Division III Football Tournament since 2001 after placing second in the Northwest Conference and finishing the season with a 38-21 win at Menlo

on Nov. 10. Quarterback Dalton Richey was 16-for-30 for 373 yards and four touchdowns against the Oaks, while also getting the Lutes on the board with a two-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Richey connected with Kyle Warner on a 41-yard touchdown pass to give the Lutes a 17-7 lead at the half, while he also hit Kellen Westering, Lucas Sontra and Daniel Herr for short touchdown passes in the second half. Herr led PLU with seven catches for 165 yards, while Warner finished with five catches for 148 yards. Despite some sloppiness – the Lutes fumbled five times and lost three – the defense was solid, as Sean McFadden led the way with 13 tackles while Jordan Patterson had 4.5 tackles for loss among his 11 total tackles. The Lutes offense seems to be clicking at the season’s end, as they have accounted for more than 950 yards in the last two games. Pacific Lutheran travels to take on Linfield – who beat the Lutes 31-24 in a conference showdown earlier this season – on Nov. 17 at noon in the NCAA tournament opener.

LOGGERS SOCCER FALLS IN FIRST ROUND The Puget Sound women’s soccer team fell 1-0 to Trinity on Nov. 10 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in San Antonio to end their season. The Loggers fell behind in the 26th minute on a goal by Trinity’s Kelsey Falcone, and Puget Sound was never able to consistently threaten to equalize. Two of the Loggers’ three shots on goal in the match came in the final five minutes, as Haley Rosenberg and Amalia Acorda-Fey each tested trinity keeper Katie Garrett but their shots were saved. Logger keeper Casey Thayer made four saves to keep Puget Sound in the game, as Trinity held a 13-3 shot advantage in the match. The loss ends a season that saw the Loggers win their 11th straight Northwest Conference title, and they will lose only senior Theresa Henle off of this year’s squad as they look toward next fall.


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THREE LALO & BEETHOVEN Maestro Harvey Felder conducts theTacoma Symphony Orchestra Nov. 18 at Rialto Theater, featuring violin virtuoso Janet Sung. As part of the evening’s program, she will join the orchestra for “Symphonie Espagnol.” Full of Spanish themes and flavor, it is regarded by most violinists today as one of the great concertos for the instrument. Get tickets and more info at www. broadwaycenter. org. SUNG

Tacoma Youth Symphony presents “A Shakespearean Tale” on Nov. 17, 7 p.m., at Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St. The program includes Otto Niccolai’s “Merry Wives of Windsor Overture,” Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” and Richard Wagner’s “Kaisermarsch.” Tickets are $6 in advance or $7 at the door. Reserved balcony tickets are $16. There are 100 free main floor tickets for students high school age and younger, available at the door on the day of the performance. Visit


“Dreamgirls,” the latest incarnation of the 1981 Tony Award-winning musical turned 2006 Academy Award-winning film, will be the opening production of DASH Center’s 2012-13 season. “Dreamgirls” tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960’s girls singing group The Dreams and their exciting journey through the music industry, complete with trials and tribulations. DASH Center’s production features an amazing cast of phenomenal singers, dancers, actors, and actresses. It will be staged at Charles Wright Academy’s LAPAC Theatre, 7723 Chambers Creek Rd. W. on Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets: $15 if purchased online before Nov. 17, $20/adults, $15/under 21 if purchased after Nov. 17 or at the door day of show. Info: SEE STORY ON PG. B2

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Special fundraising performance to be held Dec. 1 By Matt Nagle

Things are right on schedule for DASH Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dreamgirlsâ&#x20AC;? to open on Nov. 23. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are about a week away and all weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing is adding costumes and putting a few tweaks here and thereâ&#x20AC;Śweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in a good space,â&#x20AC;? said director and choreographer Jimmy Shields, who also has an acting role in a couple of the performances. Isaiah Anderson, Jr. is also assisting with choreography. While the majority of DASH Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s productions showcase the youth who are enrolled in the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performing arts classes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dreamgirlsâ&#x20AC;? is the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first full adult cast production. This is a perfect chance to witness the top tier of talent among adults at DASH, particularly its co-founder and Executive Director Candi Hall who plays the role of Deena Jones, the part BeyoncĂŠ Knowles played in the film version (Hall has a voice that can raise the roof singing Whitney Houston songs, so be prepared to be wowed). The whole cast includes phenomenal singers, dancers, actors, and actresses: current Ms. Pierce County Alexandria Henderson as Lorrell Robinson, Carmen Brantley-Payne as Effie White and Angelica Barksdale as Michelle Morris, with DASH Dance Director Charles Simmons as Curtis Taylor Jr. The character Michelle, who replaces Effie in the latter part of the play, is played by Angelica Barksdale. Shields will step in and play the role of Effieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother C.C. a couple of times during the run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my dream role,â&#x20AC;? Sheilds said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been infatuated with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dreamgirlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for a really long time. This is probably my most adventurous production yet.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dreamgirlsâ&#x20AC;? originated as a Broadway musical in the early 1980s, nominated for 13 Tony Awards and winning six. The 2006 film adaptation made an overnight sensation of Jennifer Hudson, who won numerous accolades including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an NAACP Image Award, among others. The story revolves mainly around a fledgling girl group called The Dreams and their rise to superstardom during the 1960s and 70s. With nods toward Diana Ross and the Supremes and other Motown acts of that era, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dreamgirlsâ&#x20AC;? explores the trials and tribulations faced by young hopefuls during the Motown heyday. Many memorable hit songs came from the stage production, such as the thrilling â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Am Changing,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I am Telling Youâ&#x20AC;? and, from the film, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Listenâ&#x20AC;? as performed by Knowles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each number is like a concert,â&#x20AC;? Sheilds said of the DASH production, and the music starts from the moment the curtain rises. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right off the bat it starts off with a performance. You are at the Apollo.â&#x20AC;? DASH Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production stays more true to the Broadway play than the film version, which took certain liberties with the original.


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TCC art faculty displays versatility in new works By Dave R. Davison

The Gallery at Tacoma Community College is currently hosting a show of works by Marit Berg, Melinda Cox and Frank Dippolito â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all members of the TCC art faculty (or retired faculty in Dippolitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case). The three were given free reign to do what they wanted and the result is a display of versatility. Each of the artists demonstrates a mastery of more than one art medium. More by coincidence than design, birds appear in the work of each

to provide the show with an accidental theme. Berg is an expert paint handler as is evidenced in her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Biomesâ&#x20AC;? series. A biome is a regional climactic zone characterized by the plants and animals that live there. She stretched a quarto of house-shaped canvases upon which she laid out some of North Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biomes: grassland, desert, deciduous forest and tundra. The colors chosen convey the visual â&#x20AC;&#x153;flavorâ&#x20AC;? of each particular environment. A lacework of gray-white lines delineates the birds and animals that reside in each of

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explorer forever pushing the boundaries. In his twodimensional works (which he sometimes folds and rolls to make them 3-D) he seeks to get beyond the traditional manner of presenting a painting or drawing as a framed, bounded object that is hung on the gallery wall. He has done paintings and chalk drawings that are not content to lay flat. Instead they project from the walls or they climb up a corner of the space. The back wall of the gallery is dominated by a gigantic, triangular arrangement of chalk drawings called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Supper Settingâ&#x20AC;? which looks like a sacramental table setting viewed from above. Big and bold as the concept is, the chalky drawings feel hasty and ephemeral. More fascinating than the drawings and paintings are Dippolitoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excursions into the ceramic medium. Dippolito is quite adept

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When Lisa Kinoshita was commissioned to complete the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest public art installation in South Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s STAR Center, she knew she had to create something that reflects the natural environment and history of the area. Her piece, titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sempervivumâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Latin for ever-living â&#x20AC;&#x201C; certainly reflects the former wetlands that existed where the STAR Center currently stands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to create an art piece that brought the fascinating natural history of South Tacoma to light, and I was excited that STARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wetlands-inspired landscaping â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including reed-filled holding ponds

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Lakewood Playhouse presents The Sonics schedule a ribald holiday classic February show with Mudhoney By Ernest A. Jasmin


GET THE POINT. Antonia (Katherine Amanda Mahoney) holds a knife to the throat of Sir Andrew

It took them four decades to come out of hiding. But this time fans will only have to wait until February for Tacoma garage-rock heroes, the Sonics, to return. The Sonics played their first hometown show since the Johnson administration on July 27 at Pantages Theater, a criminally under-attended event that included rockin’ renditions of “Cinderella,” “The Witch,” “Have Love Will Travel” and other cult hits from the band’s 1960s heyday. Singer-keyboardist Jerry Roslie, sax player Rob Lind and guitarist Larry Parypa remain from the classic lineup, joined by local rock vets Freddie Dennis on bass and Ricky Lynn Johnson on drums. And now one of Tacoma’s most enduring and influential rock bands has recruited one of the groups it influenced, seminal grunge band Mudhoney, for a Feb. 2 date at Seattle’s Showbox at the Market. Doors will open at 7 p.m. that day, and you will have to be 21 and older to get in, unlike the Tacoma show. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 day of show, and you can score some by calling 1 (888) 929-7849 or visiting

(Russ Coffey), while Sir Toby Belch (Cliff Peddicord) holds his ground. By John Larson

Just in time for the holidays, Lakewood Playhouse presents “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare. Like other romantic comedies penned by the bard, this one centers on mistaken identity. Viola (Maggie Lofquist) is shipwrecked and loses contact with her brother Sebastian (Alex Smith), who she believes to be deceased. Much gender switching and ribald humor marks this Christmas classic. The play begins with a scene that could be a modern American household. A couple is preparing for guests for the holidays. A Christmas tree sits on the stage. The lights above are green and red, bathing the floor with the colors of the season. Clifford Peddicord does a good job as Sir Toby Belch, in all his drunken debauchery. He is over the top, as this character demands. He and Sir Andrew (Russ Coffey) get some audience participation going when they ask ladies to dance during one scene. So, any female customers in the front row, be prepared for a brief time on the dance floor. Kait Mahoney does a fine job in the role of Antonia. The play starts with her as a gracious hostess, eagerly welcoming people to her home. Later she brings the bold, aggressive nature of the character to life. Her sword fighting scenes add a useful element of action to the play. Ian Lamberton steals the show as Malvolio, the uptight, straitlaced head servant in the household of Lady

Olivia (Angelica Duncan). His prim and proper approach has made him a target of the cruel humor of Sir Toby, Sir Andrew and Maria (Deya Ozborn), who play a cruel trick to make him think Olivia is secretly in love with him. Lamberton does some fine character development, transforming Malvolio from the lower-class servant into an ambitious dandy who thinks he is refined enough to marry into the upper crust. The props are brought on and off stage throughout the play by the cast. Dixon King, the prop master, has prepared them well for the task. Kudos to costume designer Marcie Hagerman. All of the characters looked very good in their outfits. The best of all was Malvolio when he appeared in his yellow tights with the black straps. Antonia looked great in her mostly black outfit. The play has some brief scenes of men placing their hands upon women. It may be a bit too risqué for young children, although much of the more adult nature of the dialogue would likely go over their heads. “Twelfth Night” runs through Dec. 2. For more information on tickets and show times, visit or call (253) 588-0042

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Orianthi on guitar does Jimi Hendrix like Jimi Hendrix, so we just let her go. It’s really fun to do, and it’s a tribute to these guys. TW: How did you guys all start hanging out? Alice: It was one of those things where we’d show up at the Rainbow every night, on the Sunset Strip. We all lived in that area. John would only come in when he would fight with Yoko. Part of his Lost Weekend (18 months during which Lennon and Yoko Ono were separated, in 1973 and 1974) was Hollywood Vampires. Keith Moon was there every night, of course. I’ve always said that 30 percent of what you heard about me or Iggy or Michael Jackson, even, is true. Everything you’ve ever heard about Keith Moon is true, and you’ve only heard about a 10th of it. We would sit there and wait to see if he was gonna be Adolf Hitler that night or if he was gonna be the Queen of England or if he was gonna be a French maid. Keith would show up, and the party started right then. It was just sort of a clubhouse. Jim Morrison dies at 27 and everybody’s shocked. And I’m sitting there going, “I can’t believe he made it to 27.” Anybody that knew Jim Morrison, it’s amazing that he got to 27 years old. The guy was

the most self-destructive human being on the planet. But we loved him. TW: I remember someone being interviewed saying people would throw drugs onstage back then. And while most musicians would keep them for later, Jim would do them all right then. Alice: Yeah, he didn’t have any boundaries, really. Once again, that killed him. That was something I learned from those guys; that is the fact that you can’t live your character. Jim Morrison was trying to be Jim Morrison all the time, and Jimi Hendrix was trying to be Jimi Hendrix all the time, and Keith Moon was trying to be Keith Moon. It killed ‘em. I had to learn that Alice Cooper is a character I play. … As soon as that show is over, Alice is gone. I don’t play him again for another 24 hours. TW: Was that something you had to learn the hard way? Alice: Once you get up in the morning and have a couple of beers, and you throw up, and it’s blood ... that’s when God’s telling you, “That’s it! Party’s over. Either you’re gonna live or die. It’s your choice right now.” Basically, a doctor said the same thing. He says, “Look, you can keep drinking. I give you another month. Or you can stop drinking and do 20 more albums.” And really that was no choice for me. TW: What is it like on

the road for you now versus then? Alice: I never smoked cigarettes, and I haven’t had a drink in 30 years, and I’m happily married. You know, I don’t have any stress in my life at all, so that probably has a lot to do with the fact that I can get up and do 28 songs and feel great. I’m very fortunate to be physically in good shape. TW: But your one addiction is, apparently, golf. Alice: Luckily, I don’t think that can kill you – unless you’re playing behind some of my guitar players, who hit the ball everywhere. I can play every day. TW: On tour do you make a point to stop at all the local places? Alice: On the last tour, we did 100 cities around the world. I played 75 times. When I get into town, the guys from Callaway (Golf Company) pick me up, and we go to the golf course. We’re done by noon. I get back to the hotel, then the rest of the day is just gettin’ ready for the show. TW: What inspired you to do “Welcome 2 My Nightmare,” a sequel to one of your most iconic albums? Alice: I was gonna work with (producer) Bob Ezrin … and he mentioned to me that it was the 35th anniversary. I said, “Let’s not do a sequel. Let’s just give Alice another nightmare.” TW: Were you apprehensive? Alice: If we didn’t write 12 or 13 great songs, I wouldn’t have wanted to do it. But when I’m working with Bob Ezrin, we kind of bring out the worst in each other, and I loved every song on the album. We used people we shouldn’t have used at all. Every time somebody said, “You can’t use Ke$ha.” Well, that makes me go, of course I’m gonna use Ke$ha. I told Ke$ha, “‘Tik Tok’ and all


EDDIE HASKELL? Cooper said that one of the weirdest rumors he’s heard about himself was that he played Eddie Haskell on “Leave It To Beaver.”

the dance stuff, forget that.” You’re the devil now. TW: Of course, you hooked up with some of the guys from the original band. What was it like working with them again? Alice: We got together for the Hall of Fame show. And, of course, Glen (guitarist Buxton) was passed away, Steve Hunter came up and played for him. It was like we hadn’t missed a beat in 25, 30 years. So when we got ready to do that album I said I want each one of the guys remaining in the band to write a song with me. (Lead single) “I’ll Bite Your Face Off ” – (drummer) Neal Smith and I wrote that together with Bob – ended up being one of the better songs on

the album. TW: There’s a lot of apocryphal stories and legends about you. Of course, everyone knows about the supposed chicken sacrificing and all that stuff. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve heard about yourself over the years? Alice: Somebody thought I was Eddie Haskell from “Leave It to Beaver.” (Editor’s note: Google it.) And I’m going, “Does anybody remember what Eddie Haskell looked like, with red hear and freckles? We don’t look anything alike. Yet, that would not die. Where it came from was somebody said, “What were you like as a kid?” And I said, “I was a regular Eddie Haskell.”

Every city I went into there was a new rumor. I’d go into a city, and the ASPCA was there and they’d go, “You’re not allowed to set fire to any German shepherds tonight.” And I’d go, “What are you talking about?” Back then there was no Internet, so everything was urban legend. An eightfoot snake would become a 30-foot snake, and I didn’t just have it onstage. It ate somebody in the audience. And people were more than willing to believe anything about Alice Cooper because of the way Alice looked. Believe me, I nurtured that. TW: Then the Internet ruined it. Alice: Yeah, now you actually have to do it.

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Friday, November 16, 2012 • • Section B • Page 7




THE BAND. Big Wheel Stunt Show is: Evan Nagle on guitar and Justin Gimse on drums, bassist Jake Melius out of frame. By Ernest A. Jasmin

A lot of great Northwest rock bands have Christmas songs. Pearl Jam has “Let Me Sleep (It’s Christmas Time).” Harvey Danger has “Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas.” Tacoma’s Sonics and Fabulous Wailers put their cynical spin on the holidays with “Don’t Believe in Christmas” and the Dylan-esque “Christmas Spirit,” respectively. To that tradition we can now add the rising stars of Big Wheel Stunt Show. The Tacoma power trio – singerguitarist Evan Nagle, singerdrummer Justin Gimse and bassist Jake Melius – will play Jazzbones Saturday in support of Seattle’s allfemale AC/DC tribute band, Hell’s Belles. Then, soon after, they’ll release a downloadable holiday cut called “Fireball.” You know – Fireball? Rudolph’s homie-turnedhater from the classic 1964 TV special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?” Hey, do yourselves a favor and YouTube it, Scrooges! “Fireball grew up a little rougher after that,” Gimse says, “to the point where he leaves Christmas Town to go find out what else he can do.” “LINCOLN”

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He outlines a musical “Rudolph” sequel in which Fireball shacks up with a reindeer hottie named Suzy. “They’re both kind of rejects,” he explains. But that doesn’t stop Santa from enlisting their help when he’s suddenly down a couple of sleigh pullers one Christmas Eve.



But, in a twist that would make the Teamster proud, Fireball initially declines, negotiating terms that get all his underemployed reindeer brethren into the holiday rotation. “He saves Christmas in a different way,” Gimse explains. “Not for personal glory, but to get these other reindeer a shot at it every year. It’s just a quick kind of poppy Beach Boys and Grand Funk (Railroad) type tune.” The band will debut “Fireball” during a Christmas-themed gig at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern on Dec. 22. But fans will be able to download the new cut on iTunes earlier, after Dec. 1. This weekend, the trio will showcase the infectious rock fury of “Wonderful Life,” its newest album. It was recorded at Conrad Uno’s Egg Studios, a place that produced some of the seminal recordings of Mudhoney, the Posies and Presidents of the United States of America. It was released in July. And though it’s not a live album, it’s the first of Big Wheel’s three discs to capture the manic energy of their live shows. Some credit goes to producer Kurt Bloch, a veteran of Seattle rock bands the Fastbacks and Young Fresh Fellows. “I don’t know how the energy got captured,” Nagle says. “I don’t know if we can explain it. But the sessions


were just so chill. Kurt and us, we were really in tune with everything. He was all about trying different stuff that he’s never done before (with) mic-ing and stuff like that.” Big Wheel’s sound is raucous and old-school, informed by such titans as The Who and Led Zeppelin. And like their idols they’ve now tackled a staple of classic-rockdom: The concept album. “Wonderful Life” follows its main character from birth to death, with a possible alien abduction along the way. “The middle is where the trippy part comes in,” says Nagle, alluding to “The Landing/The Lights,” a cut that features Darrell Fortune – founder of online radio show Northwest Convergence Zone – as a freaky, otherworldly being. “The question we didn’t answer (is) does this guy get abducted by aliens?” Gimse said. “Is it angels? Is it demons? What is it?” He adds, “There’s nothing about anal probes or anything like that. It is true. You can overuse the anal probe.” Big Wheel Stunt Show will play the 9 p.m. show on Saturday, not Hell’s Belles earlier all-ages show. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of show; 253-396-9169 or for further details. After Jazzbones, fans can next see Big Wheel Stunt Show putting its unique stamp on Prince as the band takes part in the 10th annual double album Christmas Benefit Show, held by Seattle’s Tractor Tavern on Dec. 15. The event will also feature Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Kim Virant and others doing cuts from Prince’s 1987 classic, “Sign O’ the Times.” Big Wheel will tackle track No. 2, “Play in the Sunshine.” Proceeds from the $10 ticket price will benefit musicians’ safety net organization, MusiCares. The trio will be back in Tacoma for the city’s alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration First Night.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16 SWISS: Notorious 253 (Top 40) 9 p.m.

NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. SPAR: Bonnie McCoy (Blues) 7 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Stonegaters (Classic rock jam), 8 p.m., NC UNCLE SAM’S: Shandee Jam Band, 8 p.m.

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SWISS: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino Band (Classic rock/blues) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke, 9 p.m. OPAL: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Acoustic couch jam, 8:30 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Billy Pease & Friends (Blues) 8 p.m.

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FORZA COFFEE DUPONT: John Leonard (Singer/songwriter) 7 p.m.

C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz (Jazz) 8 p.m. EMERALD QUEEN: Chapter 5 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC FLOTATION DEVICE: Spin Cycle (Classic rock) 9 p.m. HUNGRY GOOSE BISTRO: Andy Shofner Band, 8 p.m. JAZZBONES: Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute) 5 p.m., $10, AA JAZZBONES: Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute) 9 p.m., $12-15 LOUIE G’S: Love And A .38, Mechanism, Riot In Rhythm, Above Ground, 8 p.m., $10, AA SPAR: Chasing Mona, 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Ghost 211 (Top 40) 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Michael Palhamus Band, Lee Franklin Express, 8 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

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ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN: Paul Green, Stacey Jones, Steve Bailey, Tom Boyle, T-Town Aces (Blues) 5 p.m. JAZZBONES: Off With Their Heads, Phasers On Kill, Neutral Boy, The French Exit, 5 p.m., $10

ANTIQUE SANDWICH SHOP: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 DAVE’S OF MILTON: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Jho Blenis, Shelly Ely (Blues jam) 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21 STONEGATE: Tatoosh (Classic rock) 8:30 p.m., NC

DAVE’S OF MILTON: Jerry Miller (Blues jam) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Jam session) 8 p.m. GIBSON’S (STADIUM DISTRICT): Ephraim Richardson (Open mic) 7 p.m. JAZZBONES: Afrodisiacs (Disco covers) 9 p.m, $7 SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Michael Palhamus Band, 8 p.m.


DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC ROCK THE DOCK: Dustin Lafferty (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Billy Roy Danger & the Rectifiers, 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

Tacoma Weekly’s Music Calendar is always available online at GUIDE: NC = No cover, AA = All ages, 18+ = 18 and older

Do you have a live show or music event coming up? Email for a free listing in the Live Music calendar!


Section B • Page 8 • • Friday, November 16, 2012

FRI., NOV. 16 ‘VESSELS’ ART – This event is an evening featuring local artists, wine and hors d’oeuvres at Vessels 3D Juried Art Show and Silent Auction. All proceeds from the auction of juried pieces benefit Emergency Food Network “…so that no person goes hungry.” The event is located at Charles Wright Academy at the Language and Performing Arts Center, located at 7723 Chambers Creek Rd. W. in University Place. Info: www.


FANTASY LIGHTS PREVIEW HAPPENINGS – The one time only, sneak preview, walk through Fantasy Lights will be held on Nov. 18 between 5-7 p.m. at Spanaway Park, starting and finishing at the Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot, 14824 S. ‘C’ St. in Spanaway. The fee for the walk is $4 per person or $12 for a family of four – ages 3 and younger are free. This is the only time to walk, prior to the start of the drive through event that begins on Thanksgiving. Info:

SAT., NOV. 24 CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING IN TACOMA HAPPENINGS – The holidays are the perfect time to join together in song. See the original 1965 movie, “The Sound of Music” on the big screen and sing to your heart’s delight with the Von Trapp family. Every ticket purchase includes a complimentary participation pack. Costumes are encouraged, but not required! Costume contestants will be guided across the stage by the show host while the audience votes for the winners. Special prizes will be awarded to the winners. Tickets: $24. The film starts at 2 p.m., and the 67th annual Holiday Tree Lighting (free to the public) takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the Pantages Theater lobby.

SAT., DEC. 1 DASH CENTER FUNDRAISER HAPPENINGS – For all who desire to help DASH Center grow and continue serving youth in the Tacoma/Pierce County community, mark

production by e-mailing or calling (253) 922-5317.


form dance moves set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout. Hot hula fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout that isolates your larger muscle groups, quads and arms, providing a total body workout in 60 minutes. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy hot hula fitness. Admission: $6 (discount with APCC membership). APCC is located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. DRUM CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. You do not need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit

MEEKER HOLIDAY BAZAAR ETC – Visit Meeker Middle School for its annual holiday bazaar, featuring an array of year-round gifts and holiday decorations created by many unique crafters and artisans. Find a fabulous selection of crafts, jewelry, holiday decorations and much more. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, located at 4402 Nassau Ave. N.E. in Browns Point.

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HOLLY DAY BAZAAR ETC – St. Joseph-St. John Episcopal Church, Lakewood, holds its annual Holly Day Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come shop for gift baskets, hand-made crafts, ornaments, home-baked items and much, much more. This year there will be warm pie and ice cream for sale in addition to many vendors that will also be on hand. The church is located at 11111 Military Rd. S.W. (corner of Military Road S.W., FarWest Drive S.W. and 112th Street S.W., near Pierce College). Call (253) 584-6143 or send e-mail to StJoseph-St.John@hotmail. com for more information and driving directions.

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

your calendars and get your tickets to attend the “Dreamgirls Gala and Fundraiser” show at 8 p.m. Gala begins at 6:30 p.m. During the catered reception, you will be entertained by some fine talent from the Tacoma area, enjoy a meet and greet with the cast, participate in a silent auction, and take home a gala gift bag. Tickets for this event are $40 and proceeds go directly to the Inspiring Artists Scholarship fund and the DASH Center Theatre Capital Fund. Info:

SAT., DEC. 8 WINTER FAIRE ETC – Come enjoy a family day of fun at Tacoma Waldorf School. Puppet play, face painting, Snow Angel Cafe, holiday crafts, live music and local vendors. Free and open to the community; some activities cost $1-$4. Canned food donations for FISH Food Bank welcome. Tacoma Waldorf School is located at 2710 N. Madison St. in Tacoma.

BULLETIN BOARD FLOWERS FOR TACOMA ART – “Andy Warhol’s Flowers for Tacoma” explores the context and development of flower imagery in Warhol’s career, focusing on his 1982 proposal for Tacoma Dome. Warhol’s extensive use of flowers throughout his career will be represented by early illustrations from the 1950s, series of flower prints, and numerous photographs made by Warhol and his circle that illustrate the artist’s fascination with the fragility and beauty of flowers. The exhibit runs through Feb. 10. Info: FRANCISCAN POLAR PLAZA HAPPENINGS – Visit downtown Tacoma for art, ice, and everything nice this winter when the Franciscan Polar Plaza returns for its second year of holiday ice skating. Polar Plaza is a special place

for the community to come together and make memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy music, special events, and more in partnership with Tacoma Art Museum. Nov. 23 to Jan. 6. FAIR TRADE HOLIDAY MARKET HAPPENINGS – St. Leo Parish and Urban Grace will hold their annual Fair Trade Holiday Market on the weekend of Nov. 16-18 in the Great Room at Catholic Community Services, located at 1323 S. Yakima Ave. in Tacoma. The market hours are Nov. 16 from 4-7 p.m.; Nov. 17 from 2-7 p.m.; and Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will feature fair trade and locally sourced items. Vendors include Ten Thousand Villages, Fair Trade Winds, Theo Chocolate, Mad Hat Tea Co., Laughing Lotus, King’s Books, L’Arche and more. Do your holiday shopping in a way that promotes justice for people locally and globally. ‘DREAMGIRLS’ “Dreamgirls,” the latest incarnation of the 1981 Tony Award-winning musical turned 2006 Academy Award-winning film, will be the opening production of DASH Center’s 2012-13 season. “Dreamgirls” tells the story of up-and-coming 1960s girls singing group The Dreams and their exciting journey through the music industry, complete with trials and tribulations. DASH Center’s production of “Dreamgirls,” directed and choreographed by Jimmy Shields with assistance from Isiah Anderson Jr., features an amazing cast of phenomenal singers, dancers, actors, and actresses. It will be staged at Charles Wright Academy’s LAPAC Theatre, 7723 Chambers Creek Rd. W. on Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets: $15 if purchased online before Nov. 17, $20/adults, $15/under 21 if purchased after Nov. 17 or at the door day of show. Info: THEATER –

‘SCAPES’ ART – Venetian artists Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana have joined forces to create “Scapes,” a dynamic and entirely new body of work at Museum of Glass. The exhibition comprises four rooms based on the Hindu belief that the universe is divided into separate spheres of existence: Earth, Space, Sun, and Moon and Constellations. The de Santillanas have interpreted elements of the Hindu cosmology in glass, creating spaces in which forms and colors correspond to physical phenomena, or the visible universe, and evoke an atmosphere of cosmic vibration. Each installation is composed of a limited, but strikingly vibrant, color palette. The exhibit runs until January. NORTHWEST ART ART – “Best of the Northwest: Selected Paintings from the Collection” is on display at Tacoma Art Museum. The works on view are some of the best from its collection of paintings by Northwest artists. It runs until March.

CHARITY BOOT CAMP ETC – Jeff Jowers, owner and founder of Tacoma’s Ultimate Fitness Boot Camps, is hosting charity fitness boot camps every Saturday benefiting Mary Bridge Tree House. People who sign up for Ultimate Fitness Boot Camp can now donate pieces of clothing, which earns them a spot in a fast-paced, interval-style class free of charge. Info: FREE FIRST WEEKENDS ETC – Bank of America bankcard holders and employees receive free admission to the Tacoma Art Museum the first weekend of every month as part of Bank of America’s national Museums on Us program. Info: THE VALLEY CHORALE ETC – The Valley Chorale, a soprano-alto-tenor-bass singing group, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Christ the King, located at 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.

GLASS ART MASTER ART – Museum of Glass is showcasing items created by a glass art master over the past 10 years in “Maestro: Recent Works by Lino Tagliapietra.” The Italian artist has invented numerous techniques and designs that are technically flawless and visually breathtaking, yet filled with complexity and difficulty. He is recognized around the world as the maestro of contemporary glass. The exhibition shows his evolution to larger works, bolder colors and patterns over his nearly 50 years as an artist. It runs through Jan. 6, 2013.

MEMORY LOSS SUPPORT ETC – Caring for someone with memory loss? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with dementia. A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be held the second Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7410 S. 12th St. Contact group facilitator Chuck Benefiel at (253) 584-3267.

HOT HULA FITNESS ETC – Every Monday through Wednesday, Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts hot hula fitness classes from 7-8 p.m. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific islands, hot hula fitness incorporates easy to per-

UKULELE CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit

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TO: Victor Bolanos Acosta In the Welfare of: B., A. M. DOB: 10/03/2005 Case Number: PUY-TPR-06/12-005 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an 0UP[PHS/LHYPUNPU[OL*OPSKYLUÂťZ*V\Y[VM[OL Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th :[YLL[;HJVTH>HZOPUN[VU  You are summoned to appear for an Initial /LHYPUNVU1HU\HY`H[ !HT If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE :,*;065;/,*6<9;4(@-05+ THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS BEING TERMINATED. TO: Wenona Thomas In the Welfare of: B., A. M. DOB: 10/03/2005 Case Number: PUY-TPR-06/12-005 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an 0UP[PHS/LHYPUNPU[OL*OPSKYLUÂťZ*V\Y[VM[OL Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th :[YLL[;HJVTH>HZOPUN[VU  @V\HYLZ\TTVULK[VHWWLHYMVYHU0UP[PHS/LHYPUN on January 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION ;/,*6<9;4(@-05+;/,7(9,5; GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS BEING TERMINATED. TO: Wenona Thomas In the Welfare of: V. B. JR., V. H. DOB: 10/20/2006 Case Number: PUY-TPR-06/12-006 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an 0UP[PHS/LHYPUNPU[OL*OPSKYLUÂťZ*V\Y[VM[OL Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th :[YLL[;HJVTH>HZOPUN[VU  @V\HYLZ\TTVULK[VHWWLHYMVYHU0UP[PHS/LHYPUN on January 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE :,*;065;/,*6<9;4(@-05+ THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS BEING TERMINATED. TO: Moon Whitecloud Martin Jr. CASE NAME: GUTIERREZ, Kasandra Linda vs. MARTIN JR., Moon Whitecloud CASE NUMBER: PUY-CV-12/11-170 ;OL7L[P[PVULYOHZĂ&#x201E;SLKH*P]PS7L[P[PVUHNHPUZ[[OL Respondent in this Court. )V[O[OL7L[P[PVULYHUK9LZWVUKLU[OH]L[OLYPNO[ [VSLNHSYLWYLZLU[H[PVUPU[OPZJHZL;OPZ*V\Y[OHZ a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. The Respondent must respond to this Civil 7L[P[PVU^P[OPU[^LU[`KH`ZHM[LYILPUNZLY]LK ;OL9LZWVUKLU[T\Z[YLZWVUKI`ZLY]PUNHJVW` VMH^YP[[LUHUZ^LYVU[OL7L[P[PVULYHUKI`Ă&#x201E;SPUN [OPZ^YP[[LUHUZ^LY^P[O[OPZ*V\Y[HSVUN^P[OHU HMĂ&#x201E;KH]P[VMZLY]PJL YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear in the Puyallup Tribal Court on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, in the matter of which is located H[,HZ[ [O:[YLL[;HJVTH>HZOPUN[VU and you are to stay until this Court may hear this matter. YOU ARE SUMMONED to appear on December 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER RECEIVING NOTICE MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT. TO: Victor Bolanos Acosta In the Welfare of: V. B. JR., V. H. DOB: 10/20/2006 Case Number: PUY-TPR-06/12-006 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an 0UP[PHS/LHYPUNPU[OL*OPSKYLUÂťZ*V\Y[VM[OL Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th :[YLL[;HJVTH>HZOPUN[VU  @V\HYLZ\TTVULK[VHWWLHYMVYHU0UP[PHS/LHYPUN on January 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION ;/,*6<9;4(@-05+;/,7(9,5; GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS BEING TERMINATED. ;6!(UKYH`H(ZOPUN 0U[OL4H[[LYVM!)VII`-Y`ILYNVU)LOHSMVM)1 -00]Z(UKYH`H(ZOPUN *HZL5\TILY!7<@76+= YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial /LHYPUNPU[OL;YPIHS*V\Y[VM[OL7\`HSS\W;YPIL of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, >HZOPUN[VU  @V\HYLZ\TTVULK[VHWWLHYMVYHU0UP[PHS/LHYPUN on the 20th day of December, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT. TO: Teresa Harvey 0U[OL>LSMHYLVM!/2*+6)! Case Number: PUY-G-03/07-180 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a 9L]PL^/LHYPUNPU[OL*OPSKYLUÂťZ*V\Y[VM[OL Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th :[YLL[;HJVTH>HZOPUN[VU  You are summoned to appear for a Review /LHYPUNVU+LJLTILYH[!WT If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT.

DETERMINATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE Description of proposal: Construction of a 116 \UP[ZLUPVYHWHY[TLU[JVTWSL_PUJS\KPUNWHYRPUN SHUKZJHWPUNZ[VYT^H[LYJVU[YVSMYVU[HNL PTWYV]LTLU[ZKLKPJH[PVUVMYPNO[VM^H`(SKLY St) and utility connections in accordance with the applicable Milton Municipal Code sections. ;OLHWWSPJHU[OHZHNYLLK[VJYLH[LHĂ&#x201E;]LMVV[ ^PKLWH]LKWH[OJVUULJ[PUN[O(]LU\L:V\[O to SR 161 to be used as a City trail, and provide an easement to the City for use of said path (trail). The applicant and the City have come to an HNYLLTLU[YLNHYKPUNMYVU[HNLPTWYV]LTLU[ZMVY HSVUN(SKLY:[YLL[0UZ[LHKVMWYV]PKPUNOHSMZ[YLL[ PTWYV]LTLU[ZHJYVZZ[OLWYVWLY[`ÂťZLU[PYL(SKLY :[YLL[MYVU[HNL[OLHWWSPJHU[^PSSJVUZ[Y\J[HM\SS street improvement from 28th Avenue easterly to, approximately, the access into the site and then leave the balance of Alder Street unimproved. ;OLHWWSPJHU[OHZHSZVHNYLLK[VPUZ[HSSJLY[HPU off-site improvements on the south side of the proposed development. This includes a fence HUKSHUKZJHWPUN[VIL[[LYI\MMLY[OLWYVWLY[`[V the south from the newly created Alder Street. ;OLWYVWVZHSYLX\PYLZ/LHYPUN,_HTPULYZP[LWSHU approval. 7YVWVULU[!=PSSHNL*VYL/VSKPUNZ?*0?33* 3VJH[PVUVMWYVWVZHS! [O(]L,2PUN*V\U[` 7HYJLS ÂťZ    3LHKHNLUJ`!*P[`VM4PS[VU ;OLSLHKHNLUJ`MVY[OPZWYVWVZHSOHZKL[LYTPULK [OH[P[KVLZUV[OH]LHWYVIHISLZPNUPĂ&#x201E;JHU[ adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not YLX\PYLK\UKLY9*>*J;OPZ decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information VUĂ&#x201E;SL^P[O[OLSLHKHNLUJ`;OPZPUMVYTH[PVUPZ available to the public on request. ;OPZ+5:PZPZZ\LK\UKLY>(* "[OL SLHKHNLUJ`^PSSUV[HJ[VU[OPZWYVWVZHSMVY days from the date below. Comments must be submitted by 11/15/12 You may appeal this determination to (name)to Dave Osaki no later than (date): 11/29/12 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City Council of the City of Milton will hold [OL-PUHS7\ISPJ/LHYPUNMVY[OL)\KNL[ Ordinance on Monday, November 19, 2012, at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA, to receive public JVTTLU[;OL)\KNL[+VJ\TLU[HUK+YHM[ Ordinance are available to view online at www. JP[`VMTPS[VUUL[;OLW\ISPJPZPU]P[LKHUK\YNLK [VWHY[PJPWH[LPU[OLW\ISPJOLHYPUNZ(SSWLYZVUZ will have an opportunity to present their oral JVTTLU[ZH[[OLTLL[PUN;OVZL^PZOPUN[V submit written comments may do so at the public OLHYPUNVYI`Z\ITP[[PUN[OLT[V[OL*P[`*SLYRÂťZ 6MĂ&#x201E;JL4PS[VU*P[`/HSS3H\YLS:[YLL[4PS[VU >( VYI`LTHPS[VRIVSHT'JP[`VMTPS[VU net. For questions or further information, please contact City Administrator Subir Mukerjee at 253517-2706. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 5V[PJLPZOLYLI`NP]LU[OH[[OL*P[`VM4PS[VU^PSS OVSKHW\ISPJOLHYPUNVU+LJLTILYYKH[ WT;OL7\ISPJ/LHYPUN^PSSILOLSKPU[OL*P[` Council Chambers located at 1000 Laurel St, Milton WA. ;OLW\ISPJOLHYPUN^PSSTHRLHKLJPZPVUVU[OL ¸4HQVY:P[L7SHU(WWYV]HSšMVY[OL(SKLY9PKNL Senior Apartments. The proposal includes: Construction of a 116 unit senior apartment JVTWSL_PUJS\KPUNWHYRPUNSHUKZJHWPUN Z[VYT^H[LYJVU[YVSMYVU[HNLPTWYV]LTLU[Z KLKPJH[PVUVMYPNO[VM^H`(SKLY:[HUK\[PSP[` connections in accordance with the applicable Milton Municipal Code sections. The applicant OHZHNYLLK[VJYLH[LHĂ&#x201E;]LMVV[^PKLWH]LK WH[OJVUULJ[PUN[O(]LU\L:V\[O[V:9 161 to be used as a City trail, and provide an easement to the City for use of said path (trail). The applicant and the City have come to an HNYLLTLU[YLNHYKPUNMYVU[HNLPTWYV]LTLU[ZMVY HSVUN(SKLY:[YLL[0UZ[LHKVMWYV]PKPUNOHSMZ[YLL[ PTWYV]LTLU[ZHJYVZZ[OLWYVWLY[`ÂťZLU[PYL(SKLY :[YLL[MYVU[HNL[OLHWWSPJHU[^PSSJVUZ[Y\J[HM\SS street improvement from 28th Avenue easterly to, approximately, the access into the site and then leave the balance of Alder Street unimproved. ;OLHWWSPJHU[OHZHSZVHNYLLK[VPUZ[HSSJLY[HPU off-site improvements on the south side of the proposed development. This includes a fence HUKSHUKZJHWPUN[VIL[[LYI\MMLY[OLWYVWLY[`[V the south from the newly created Alder Street. All interested parties are invited to attend the OLHYPUNHUKLU[LY^YP[[LUVYVYHS[LZ[PTVU`0M you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Chris Larson, Planner JSHYZVU'JP[`VMTPS[VUUL[

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056;0*,0:/,9,)@.0=,5[OH[[OL\UKLYZPNULK;Y\Z[LL^PSSVU[OL 7th day of December, 2012, at the hour of 10:00 A.M., inside the front entrance of the Pierce County Courthouse, 930 Tacoma Avenue South, PU[OL*P[`VM;HJVTH:[H[LVM>HZOPUN[VUZLSSH[W\ISPJH\J[PVU[V[OL OPNOLZ[HUKILZ[IPKKLYWH`HISLH[[OL[PTLVMZHSL[OLMVSSV^PUN described real property, situated in the County of Pierce, State of >HZOPUN[VU[V^P[! <UP[)YVHK^H`H*VUKVTPUP\THJJVYKPUN[VKLJSHYH[PVU YLJVYKLK\UKLY(\KP[VYÂťZĂ&#x201E;SL5VHUKHTLUKTLU[ [OLYL[VHUKZ\Y]L`THWHUKWSHUZYLJVYKLK\UKLYH\KP[VYÂťZĂ&#x201E;SL No. 200610305002 and amendments thereto, in Pierce County, >HZOPUN[VU (ZZLZZVYÂťZ;H_7HYJLS5V ^OPJOPZZ\IQLJ[[V[OH[ certain Deed of Trust dated December 27, 2007, and recorded VU+LJLTILY(\KP[VYÂťZ-PSL5V7PLYJL >HZOPUN[VUMYVT32)YVHK^H`33*HZ.YHU[VY[V;PJVY;P[SL *VTWHU`HZ;Y\Z[LL[VZLJ\YLHUVISPNH[PVUPUMH]VYVM(TLYPJHU>LZ[ )HURHZ)LULĂ&#x201E;JPHY`HUKHZZ\JJLZZVYPUPU[LYLZ[[V)HURVM;HJVTH 005VHJ[PVUJVTTLUJLKI`[OL)LULĂ&#x201E;JPHY`VM[OL+LLKVM;Y\Z[PZUV^ WLUKPUN[VZLLRZH[PZMHJ[PVUVM[OLVISPNH[PVUZPUHU`*V\Y[I`YLHZVU VM[OL)VYYV^LYÂťZVY.YHU[VYÂťZKLMH\S[VU[OLVISPNH[PVUZZLJ\YLKI`[OL Deed of Trust. III. The defaults for which this foreclosure is made are as follows: -HPS\YL[VWH`^OLUK\L[OLMVSSV^PUNHTV\U[Z^OPJOHYLUV^PU arrears: DELINQUENT PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON MATURITY: +LSPUX\LU[\UWHPKWH`TLU[Z!+LJLTILYYLTHPUPUN\UWHPK WHY[PHSWH`TLU[VM  WS\ZWH`TLU[ZVMWYPUJPWHSHUKPU[LYLZ[ 1HU\HY`[OYV\NO:LW[LTILYH[ LHJO    05;,9,:;+<,!0U[LYLZ[+\LVU7HZ[+\L7H`TLU[Z!   3(;,*/(9.,:!(JJY\LK3H[L*OHYNLZ  9,(37967,9;@;(?,:!+LSPUX\LU[9LHS7YVWLY[`;H_LZMVY[OL `LHYHUKĂ&#x201E;YZ[OHSMVMPUJS\KPUNPU[LYLZ[HUKWLUHS[PLZ [OLYLVU  ;6;(3!   ;VNL[OLY^P[OPU[LYLZ[HUKWLUHS[PLZHJJY\LKVU[OLKLSPUX\LU[YLHS property taxes from and after the date of this Notice. 0=;OLZ\TV^PUNVU[OLVISPNH[PVUZLJ\YLKI`[OL+LLKVM;Y\Z[PZ! 7YPUJPWHSVM [VNL[OLY^P[OPU[LYLZ[HZWYV]PKLKPU[OL5V[L from the 27th day of December 2010, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the L_WLUZLVMZHSLHUK[OLVISPNH[PVUZLJ\YLKI`[OL+LLKVM;Y\Z[HZ

VOLUNTEERS www.metroparkstacoma. org/volunteer and signup to EHQRWLĂ&#x20AC;HGRIVSHFLDOHYHQW service opportunities. To learn more, contact Roxanne Miles, Volunteer Manager, at 253.305.1068. Roxannem@tacomaparks. com.

Make a difference in the life of a child! The Northwest Youth Sports Alliance is looking for coaches for our developmental youth sports program. Sports vary by season. Coaches are provided general training and go through a national background check clearance process. For more information, visit www.metroparkstacoma. org/nysa or contact Roy Fletcher, Youth Sports Coordinator, royf@ or 253.305.1025. Help a Child Improve Reading One-on-one support makes a huge difference in an elementary studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to overcome reading challenges. As a Read2Me Tutor, you can be that person who makes a difference. The Read2Me program at Tacoma Community House is looking for committed volunteer tutors for grades 1-3. Starting in October, we will have sessions at Roosevelt and McCarver Elementary Schools. Call Karen Thomas at (253) 3833951 or email kthomas@ tacomacommunityhouse. org for more information. Literacy Tutor Tacoma Community House is looking for volunteers to help adults improve their reading, writing, and basic math skills. Training is provided. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact Karen Thomas at (253) 383-3951 or at kthomas@ We need a Spanish speaking volunteer Tuesday & Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10:30-11:30 AM. Volunteer to help translate for our Latino senior population. Call Portland Ave Community Center 253-591-5391 Ask for Bonnie. Leave a message if she isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in she will call you back. Volunteer needed to teach beginning basic computers skills for seniors. One day a week for 1 hour class 7XHVGD\RU7KXUVGD\Ă H[LEOHIRU class any time between 10-2 pm. Class will start in mid-September. Volunteers will need to pass background check. Please



call Portland Ave Community Center@ 253-591-5391. Ask for Bonnie or leave a message and she will call you back.

Monday; three Packers, Wednesday; two Drivers, Thursday. To learn more, call 206-727-6250.

volunteer and gain valuable work experience. Contact Ms. Lee at (253) 677-7740 for further information.

Volunteer needed to get seniors up and walking. We need an avid walker that will get seniors walking for a healthier lifestyle. Tuesday or Thursday 10-11. Volunteers will need to pass background check. Please call Portland Ave Community Center @ 253-591-5391. Ask for Bonnie or leave a message and she will call you back.

Be a Big Brother! Becoming a Big is a fun and easy way to volunteer in your community and make a BIG difference in the life of a child. There are several SURJUDP RSWLRQV WR Ă&#x20AC;W \RXU schedule and interests, such as meeting your Little at school, going on an outing or attending an agency-planned activity. For more information, visit or call 253.396.9630.

Knitters and Crocheters &RPH-RLQ8V/RYLQJ+HDUWV is a group of volunteers who crochet or knit: hats for chemo, baby items, and blankets for different QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RUJDQL]DWLRQV with in the community. We meet twice a month. Once on the second Tuesday, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and again on the fourth Thursday, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Please join us at the WayPoint Church, 12719 134th Ave KP N, Gig Harbor. We are also in need of donations of yarn. For more information please email: lovingheartsonkp@aol. com or call Virginia at 253884â&#x20AC;&#x201D;9619 Loving Hearts also meets 1pm to 3pm 3rd Thur. at Clubhouse Mobile Park Ardena Gale 4821 70th Ave. E., Fife 98424

Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies, D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RIIHUV HTXLQH assisted services to differentlyabled individuals. Currently the program offers several volunteer opportunities. Our primary need at present is for program volunteers who work with our horses and support our riders in therapeutic and adaptive lessons. Other volunteer opportunities include: grounds maintenance and administrative/clerical work. Must be at least 14 years old to participate. Horse experience helpful, but not necessary. Training provided. For more information contact: Jacki Berreth at 253-961-7277 or The Tacoma Maritime Institute meets every 4th Monday at the Midland Community Center 1614 99th Street East Tacoma WA Potluck at 6:00, all are welcome. Meeting Starts at 7:00 CONVERSATION PARTNERS NEEDED Help adults learn to speak English! Mornings, no experience or foreign language skills needed. South Tacoma. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy, 253-571-1887. EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED If you enjoy helping toddlers learn, you can help us! Seeking retired or experienced volunteers to assist in expanding our capacity and provide quality learning for busy little people. (No diaper changing!) Background check required. Contact Lee Sledd, Madison Family Literacy 253-571-1887

Meals on Wheels at Federal Way Senior Center seeks morning volunteers: One Co-coordinator, Friday and Monday; two Callers,

INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x153;MEMORY COMMUNITYâ&#x20AC;? What It Is: We are Memory &RPPXQLW\ D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W corporation). The Memory Community Project is a creative service to seniors. Our Goals & Objectives: To create an accessible resource that: â&#x20AC;˘ helps our senior citizens tell their stories â&#x20AC;˘ connects the young and the old â&#x20AC;˘ increases our understanding of those before us who help us be who we are â&#x20AC;˘ honors the generations before us and show our appreciation by preserving their memories â&#x20AC;˘ All seniors are welcome WR YROXQWHHU IRU Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ WKHLU story! â&#x20AC;˘ At most two days of work during daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release Form signing Day  Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LGHDOO\ ZUDSSHG within half a day What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you to talk about in the Ă&#x20AC;OP 8VH  PLQXWHV RU VR to tell the most memorable story from your life, the lessons that were learned, and the wise words you want to pass along to your children/grandchildren. Compensation: a DVD in which you are the leading character, and a free upload to our website http://memorycommunity. org/ Contact: send your emails to deyung@ Or call Deyung at 253-858-2445 for scheduling a meeting. 7KH Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LV IUHH EXW donations are appreciated to help the project continue.*

Donate time and receive free groceries. Volunteers needed with skills in management, organization, clerical, food handling, warehousing, maintenance etc. and receive free JURFHULHV IURP D 1RQ3URĂ&#x20AC;W Food Distribution Program. Older teens are welcomed to

Donate Your Car, RV or Boat. Tax Reduction. All Proceeds Go to Locale Food Bank. )UHH3LFN8S&DOO7HG   475-5774 The Backpack Program of the St. Leo Food Connection is looking for a volunteer to pick up backpacks full of food for the weekend for students at McKinley Elementary and Sheridan Elementary from the Food Connection and deliver them to both schools the 2nd and 4th Thursday or Friday of each month for the duration of the school year. Volunteers must have their own vehicle and be able to commit to volunteering for the rest of the school year. This is a low time commitment way to make a big difference to kids! If interested, please contact Britani Hollis: jv@ Hospice is seeking compassionate, caring individuals to volunteer up to 4 hrs. per week with terminally ill patients. Comprehensive training and education provided. We support your service goals and your spirit to give. Training Jan. 2010 call today! 253.301.6464

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

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


S&S Retail Center & Business Park $1,199,900 14113-14125 Pacific Ave Building SqFt: 22,578 253-752-9742

Discovery Place 6409 6th Ave,Tacoma $2,499,000 28,989 sq ft Mall. Majority Leased 253-752-9742

Chamber Bay Condo $900 4501 Grand Vie Dr W #107 2br 2 bath 253-752-9742

University Place Stratford Heights Apt with garage. 1, 2 or 3 bd Call 253-565-0343

6th Ave Office/Retail Space 4412 6th Ave Suite 5 600 sq ft 253-752-9742

Downtown Tacoma Office 3000 to 16,200 Sq Ft. With Parking 253-752-9742

$640,000 4417 6th Ave, Tacoma 253-752-9742

Broadway Center 206 Broadway Ave E,Seattle $1,450,000 Small Center 199,881 NOI On Land lease 253 228 0444

Olalla Farm House

$1395 14637 Starr Rd SE 3br 3 bath 253-752-9742

Tacoma (253) 752-9742 Kent


2br 1 3/4 bath 1100 sqft. 253-752-9742

Lakewood Office Gross Leases. 1290 to 1550 Sq Ft. Good Parking. Prestigious Gravelly Lake Dr. 253-752-9742

Office/Retail Space 3868 Center St 816 sq ft 253-752-9742

3725 S Orchard St. #2


Gig Harbor (253) 514-6539

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DuPont (253) 207-5871

Seattle South Lake Union (206) 319-5981




3228 S UNION AVE #310



6th Ave Commercial Space


4420 40th Ave NE $349,000



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Classic Brick home in amazing condition with 3 bedrooms and 1.75 baths. Living rm. with newer pellet stove to keep you warm in the winter months! Retro kitchen w/newer appliances and eating nook, separate dining rm. and beautiful hardwoods!  PDLQ Ă RRU EHGURRPV DQG a full bath. Basement has 1 bedroom and 3/4 bath




6601 S TYLER ST #14

6450 S MASON AVE #1







760 COMMERCE ST #505

505 BROADWAY S #604


$1795 1 BED, 1.5 BATH 1360 SF. LUXURY CONDO HAS AN AMAZING KITCHEN, HARDWOODS, BALCONY, DEN AND TONS OF AMENITIES. ¡ 253-473-5200 View pictures, discounts & more properties online.

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