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Puyallup Tribe mourns the loss of revered elder

Princess Promenade puts Daffodil Festival 2013 into full swing

By Matt Nagle & Kate Burrows

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is mourning the loss of tribal elder Frances “Judy” Wright, who passed away quietly on Feb. 1. A wake was held Feb. 5, and her funeral on Feb. 6 at the Puyallup Tribal Youth Center. Wright was laid to rest at Willard Cemetery. Active in the tribe for much of her adult life, Wright met and made friends with countless people across Western Washington and beyond. From her time on the Puyallup Tribal Council to her years as Puyallup Tribal historian, Wright seemed to make a warm and lasting impression on everyone she met. Puyallup Tribal Councilmember Bill Sterud knew Wright his whole life. “She was a super, class act lady,” he said, “a courageous, moral Native woman who took her values and convictions to another level. Judy was a true warrior woman.” Born July 7, 1939, to Alice and Frank Conway, Wright spent her childhood surrounded by her family X See WRIGHT / page A10

By John Larson


he Princess Promenade on Feb. 2 marked the start of activities for the 80th annual Daffodil Festival. Girls from 24 high schools around Pierce County gathered at the Sharon McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College for the event. The girls, all high school seniors, were selected through a process at each of their schools. Each princess was led into the ballroom by a representative of the Daffodil Festival and a teacher of their choosing from their respective high schools. Every princess was presented with a sash, tiara and Golden Daffodil necklace. The tapping ceremony was done, with each girl tapped on the shoulders with a ceremonial sword and proclaimed an official Daffodil Princess. The selection of the Daffodil Queen will come at a ceremony on March 8 at Tacoma’s Life Center. The Princess Promenade marks the start of 10 months of the princesses serving county residents in many capacities, including participating in parades around the Northwest. They will appear at more than 220 public events in Pierce County during their reign. The theme for this year’s activities is “The Magic of Music.” Tara Harris is the princess from Lincoln High School. She is the daughter of Trace and Andrea White. Harris has a grade point average of 3.22, takes advanced placement classes and is on the tennis team. She is enrolled in Lincoln Center, a program that has students spend extra time on academics at school evenings and Saturdays. She is involved in Pro Start, a culinary training program. She has completed more than 250 hours of volunteer work, is a lifeguard at a YMCA and a group leader for Kids Night Out. Competing for the title of Daffodil Queen is getting Harris out meeting new people. “I am really stepping out of my comfort zone,” she said. “I am glad I am doing this.”


Tacoma law enforcement has new tool to catch crooks By Kathleen Merryman The jerk who prowled your car last year probably couldn’t tell an algorithm from an avocado. Have algorithms got a surprise for him! They’re Tacoma Police Department’s hottest new crime-fighting partners, and they are as heartless as they are relentless. TPD is rolling with the PredPol predictive policing program. The software feeds crime data into a computer program seething with hungry algorithms. They chew that data, extracting every bit of time, place, method and offense out of it. When they are done, they spit all that info onto a Google map of hot spots of illegal activity. They divide the map into 500-foot-by500-foot squares and label each with a letter. “A” designates the hottest hot spots. “Z” is crime-pristine. At turnout for each shift, police share that map with officers heading X See CRIME TOOL / page A10


ROYALTY. (From top) The princesses pose

for a group photo. Each girl received a tiara during Princess Promenade. Shelondra Harns of Foss High School is tapped by Brad Stevens of the Daffodil Festival Board. Zoe Mix is led into the banquet room.

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


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The name Lambretta is legendary in scooter circles, with its heritage of innovation and style dating back to 1922. That is when Ferdinando Innocenti moved to Rome from his native Pescia to make the motorized two-wheelers he named Lambrettas, after the small river Lambro. Innocenti revolutionized the industry with a new feature: steel tubing rather than solid bars as a way to create stronger and lighter frames. That has since become standard in the industry. Innocenti moved his operation to Milan, which had become the industrial center of Italy, to expand his operation. The Milan operation employed about 6,000 workers during the 1930s. When war came to Europe, the factory switched to producing military vehicles. With the coming of peace in 1945, the factory resumed production of what would become known as motor scooters, low-cost, no-frills motorized transportation for the working class. Production boomed. Factories producing Lambretta designs sprung up in Spain,


India, Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Lambretta battled with Vespa for the title of “the iconic scooter� in the 1950s and 1960s, when both models became the vehicles of choice for English hipsters. The character Jimmy from the influential scooter movie “Quadrophenia (The Who)� rode a Lambretta Li 150 Series III. But success was not to last. Compact cars were flooding the market and cutting into the sale of scooters. Innocenti began making cars for BMC and eventually sold the compa-


The first licensed marijuana retail outlets aren’t expected to be up and running until December. But one Tacoma business is already capitalizing on the legalization of recreational pot use in Washington, as allowed by the passage of Initiative 502 in November. Stonegate Pizza & Rum Bar, which is located at 5419 South Tacoma Way, launched its new Vape Club on Jan. 29. It’s run in conjunction with Green Light Expo, a collective medical marijuana garden located across the street. Potential club members fill out an application and pay a nominal fee: $1 for a one-day membership, $5 for a week and $20 for a year. Then they’re allowed into the Stonegate’s upstairs lounge, where they can puff on vapor pens loaded with cannabis-infused oil. Stonegate owner Jeff Call said the Vape Club had about 80 members as of

Feb. 4. He and local pot activist Michael Schaef, who runs Green Light Expo, cited the stagnant economy as motivation to try a bold, new idea that had yet to be legally tested. “To be quite frank with you, we’re really struggling,� Schaef said, suggesting the club would boost business and create jobs. “We’re just going for it. If this doesn’t work or seem to make the city happy, we’ll try something different.� Schaef went on to explain how he and Call had navigated various loopholes in I-502, which regulates marijuana production, distribution and possession; Senate Bill 5073, which established rules for medical marijuana; and Washington’s 2005 ban on smoking in public establishments. “We don’t allow smoking of cannabis,� he said. “You can’t smoke a joint, a blunt or a pipe because of the smoke. What we do allow is vaporizing the oil.�

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But customers can’t buy oil at the venue. I-502 allows for the possession of an ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana infused product in solid form or 72 ounces of marijuana infused liquid. But the Washington State Liquor Control Board has yet to license any retailers. “So you can only bring your own medicine in,� Schaef said. “Or you can come over to the Green Light – if you’re a patient, of course – and acquire your meds and bring those over there with you. “You come over here, meet with your caregiver. He gives you a token. That token will give you a hit of their oil at the bar, because you can’t purchase it.� The Stonegate is not the only South Sound establishment that has set up a private club to allow customers to use marijuana there. In December, the Olympian reported that owner Frank Schnarr was inviting pot smokers to come to Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill in Olympia where they can join Friends of Frankie’s; after paying $10 in annual dues, members are allowed to toke on premises. Alison Holcomb, the drug policy director for ACLU Washington, addressed potential legal snags the pot clubs could face. For example, I-502 prohibits the use of marijuana in public. “Private establishments that are generally open to the public, like restaurants and nightclubs and things like that, are considered to be in view of

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ny to the carmaker. The scooter plant closed in 1972 and was sold to Scooters India Ltd., which began production of its own line of two-wheelers two years later. That brand no longer makes scooters and now only makes Lambro three-wheelers. The Innocenti brand name is owned by the Fiat arm of Chrysler, which showcased its scooters in 2010 at the 125 Grand Prix. These singlecylinder, “twist and go� scooters are assembled in Taiwan, but their frame and side panels are crafted in Italy.



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the general public,� Holcomb said. “so the question becomes whether or not it’s sufficiently a private event where not just any member of the public may attend.� Related to that issue is the amount being charged for club membership. Holcomb said that if a judge were to determine that dues were so cheap they essentially served as a cover charge the local marijuana clubs could be forced to shut down. The Washington State Liquor Control Board has until Dec. 1 to hash out criteria for being licensed to grow, distribute and sell marijuana. Eventually, there will be pot shops that are regulated much like the old state-run liquor stores. Pot outlets will only be able to sell marijuana products, so you won’t see pot brownies at your local grocery store. They won’t be able to sell to anyone under 21, and they won’t be able to operate within 1,000 yards of a school. Since the passage of SB 5703 in 2011, local jurisdictions have varied in their tolerance of medical marijuana dispensaries. Those and collective gardens were “intended to, essentially, be a closed system that didn’t involve commercial transactions,� Holcomb said. “What you’re seeing with some of these safe access points is a creative pushing of the envelope to fit commercial transactions into the definition of a collective garden.� Holcomb speculated that the dispensaries could be greatly impacted as the rules for pot commerce solidify. “Once the 502 retail outlets are up and running and patients have access to licensed, regulated, quality controlled marijuana in the state, will the local jurisdictions have the same tolerance toward the medical marijuana safe access points?� she wondered. A series of public forums have been held around the state to educate the public on the implementation of I-502. The next one scheduled for the South Sound will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Washington State Liquor Control Board Headquarters, 3000 Pacific Ave. S.E., in Olympia. Find a full schedule at www.liq. Learn more about Initiative 502 and its implementation on the Washington State Liquor Control Board’s website, www.liq.


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Harris wants to attend Washington State University to study criminal justice. Her career goal is to be an air marshal. Shelondra Harris is this year’s representative of Foss High School. She is the daughter of Gary Jackson and Shelon Harris. She holds a 3.69 GPA. She is in the International Baccalaureate Program, National Honor Society, Christian Students United and the Trio College Bound program. She plays volleyball, basketball and fastpitch for the Falcons. She also volunteers her time to work with children with special needs. Harris is involved with ACT 6, a program of Northwest Leadership Foundation for youth who want to attend college. It will pay her tuition at Pacific Lutheran University, where she wants to take classes to prepare for a career in public relations or communications. She is excited about the activities that will bring herself, the other girls and the community closer together. “I am looking forward to meeting people. This is so exciting.” Tacoma resident Mikayla Flores is the princess from Chief Leschi High School. She is the daughter of Michael Flores and Misty Stafford. She has a 3.35 GPA. She is a cheerleader and is a representative on the school’s student government. A member of Puyallup Tribe, she enjoys participating in pow wows and other activities that celebrate her tribal culture. Her interests include fastpitch, lacrosse and writing. Flores hopes to attend the University of Washington to study communications. She is interested in a career in journalism at a television station. Other members of her family have been active participants in Daffodil Festival. Flores has a brother, sister and large extended family. She had a number of relatives at the Princess Promenade. Angelica Maria is the princess from Mount Tahoma High School. She is the daughter of Ulises Martinez and Veronica Estrada. She has a 3.28 GPA. She is involved in Proyecto Mole, National Honor Society and YPB. She enjoys attending Nurse Camp, and is a mentor to students at First Creek Middle School. Her hobbies are hiking and dancing, and she loves music. She will graduate from Tacoma Community College in June with her associate’s degree. She will transfer to Pacific Lutheran University, where she plans to major in nursing and sociology. Zoe Mix is the princess from Wilson High School. She is the daughter of Brad and Susan Mix. She has a 3.5 GPA. She is a Youth Leading Change recruitment officer and received a Certificate of Completion of the University of British Columbia Summer Vocal Workshop. Her interests are staging, cross-country, drawing and writing poetry. She plans to attend UBC and obtain a doctorate degree in opera performance and opera history. She would like to perform in operas and become a professor teaching vocal performance. Carly Knox is the princess from Stadium High School. She is the daughter of Matt Knox and Julie Blackson and has a GPA of 3.91. She is the president of her Choir Club and the treasurer of National Honor Society. She loves singing and is a member of ARS Nova Show Choir. She likes working with children and is an elementary school tutor. Knox plans to attend the University of Washington and major in business and marketing to become a buyer for Nordstrom. Other princesses and their schools are: Amy Bernstein of Graham-Kapowsin; Bri Pedicone of Puyallup; Kayla Williams of Orting; Grace Collins of Fife; Helena Laubach of Lakes; Suga Iopu of Clover Park; Alexus Reyes of Washington; Anna Kessner of Spanaway Lake; Taylor Friend of Bonney Lake; Annie Litzenberger of Eatonville; Kayla Prewitt of Curtis; McKenna Erhardt of Rogers; Jessie Gamble of White River; Cierra McMahon of Emerald Ridge; Bobbi McGinnis of Franklin Pierce; Noelle Kaku of Bethel; Marissa Gregg of Sumner and Kabrina Kidd of Cascade Christian.


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ed during the event. Tara Harris of Lincoln High School gets tapped. Brad Stevens with Carly Knox of Stadium High School. Mikayla Flores of Chief Leschi High School is escorted into the ceremony. Angelica Maria of Mount Tahoma High School receives her tiara.


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A man was arrested Jan. 29 after allegedly choking his children because he was upset that they stayed up too late. Police responded to a home in the 300 block of East Wright Avenue after a neighbor called to report fighting. An officer observed two men trying to stop a third man from entering a bedroom. The third man did not comply with the officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s orders. The officer subdued him with a taser and handcuffed him. The father is accused of choking two of his sons, ages 9 and 10, until their uncle intervened. The boys and two young girls were taken to a hospital, where staff reported possible signs of prior abuse. An infant son was removed from the home and placed with Child Protective Services. The suspect was booked on suspicion of assault of a child and resisting arrest.


William Zesbaugh has been charged with second-degree assault and malicious harassment in connection with a Jan. 28 road rage incident. The female victim and a female passenger were driving north on Pearl Street toward the ferry terminal when they allegedly cut the man off in traffic, and he followed her. The victim stopped at a stop sign and the defendantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car rear-ended her vehicle. When she asked for his insurance information, he grabbed a steering wheel locking device. Realizing he was about to strike her, the victim held up her arm to block him. He struck her more than once before a ferry employee intervened. The defendant put the weapon back in his truck. He allegedly said to the women â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can tell you are lesbians. I should beat the crap out of you.â&#x20AC;? He fled the scene, saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am going to get you for thisâ&#x20AC;? as he passed the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle. Tacoma and Ruston officers saw the defendant, who was stopped at a red light, and blocked his vehicle. As he was led to a patrol car, he told an officer â&#x20AC;&#x153;I should have hit her a lot harder if I am going to get in trouble for it.â&#x20AC;? The victim went to a hospital for treatment of a deep gash several inches long on her arm. Bail for Zesbaugh was set at $10,000.


A Tacoma man has been charged with two counts of commercial sexual abuse of a minor. Alfred Anthony Clark is accused of pimping two girls, ages 16 and 17. On Jan. 23 a detective assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Innocence Lost Task Force responded to an escort ad on the Internet promoting a â&#x20AC;&#x153;two-girl special.â&#x20AC;? He arranged a meeting with the girls in a Lakewood motel. Surveillance cameras were set up. The girls arrived and agreed to have sex with the man for $210 each. Uniformed officers detained the girls. Clark was arrested in the parking lot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We vigorously prosecute those who exploit underage girls as prostitutes,â&#x20AC;? Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Linduist said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;National and local law enforcement collaborated effectively to put together this case.â&#x20AC;?

South Tacomans can relax. They are not getting a homeless shelter. The people of South Tacoma have every reason to be wary of outfits trying to sneak homeless shelters into their neighborhood. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been tried by groups with no experience and no accountability. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why, when Catholic Community Servicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Phoenix Housing Network bought a building at 5050 South Tacoma Way, word spread like a game of telephone. People thought something called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Phoenix Houseâ&#x20AC;? had bought the place to use as an overnight shelter. That is not the case. Phoenix Housing Network will operate as it has for a decade at St. Ann Catholic Church at South â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and 72nd streets in the South End, with no adverse effects on that neighborhood. It was so well-run that, when there was enough room, a kindergarten operated in the same building. The South Tacoma Way building will house offices for administrators and counselors. It will have a day room for families using its services, including laundry, kitchen and shower facilities and a clothing bank for its clients. It has strict rules for the five families in its eight-week transitional housing program. Kids must go to school. Parents must go to work, job training, classes or counseling. Those families stay at churches and schools throughout the county for a week at a time, moving from one to another. They are chaperoned at the churches, and never stay overnight at the headquarters. South Tacoma churches, including Visitation Catholic Church, have for years hosted Phoenix Housing families for that week, with no adverse effects. The people of South Tacoma are active stewards of their historic neighborhood, and they are right to defend against an ill-placed shelter planned by a group with no experience. Phoenix Housing Network is not a shelter, and it has a solid record of getting families housed without impacting its neighbors.

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The graduation rate for the class of 2012 rose to 67.6 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a 6 percent increase over 2011 and a 9.4 percent increase over 2010, according to preliminary data released last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although we are celebrating our initial successes and the positive trend, we are not at all satisfied with our current results,â&#x20AC;? said Tacoma Public Schools Superintendent Carla Santorno. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our work is clear â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we must relentlessly pursue a more comprehensive and aligned system to get more of our students to the finish line. And we will.â&#x20AC;? The preliminary data analysis also showed students who began and ended high school in Tacoma Public Schools graduated at a far higher rate (79 percent) than students who transferred into the school district at some

point later during their high school years (50 percent). In addition, the data showed: About two-thirds of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high-school students receive free or reduced-price lunch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an indicator of poverty. Students of poverty graduated on time at a rate of 59 percent, while students not in poverty graduated at a rate of 80 percent, a significant 21-point difference. A gender gap was also apparent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 73 percent of females graduated on time compared to 62 percent of males. Differences in graduation rate by ethnic groups varied considerably: white (74 percent), Asian (72 percent), multiracial (63 percent), black, (59 percent), Hispanic (57 percent), Pacific islander (52 percent) and Native American (49 percent). Building differences ranged from 98 percent at Tacoma School of the Arts and 84 percent at Wilson High School to 13 percent at the Tacoma Community College Fresh Start program and 7 percent at Oakland High School, the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alternative school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are taking immediate steps to continue to accelerate the upward trend,â&#x20AC;? Santorno said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be reorganizing departments and consolidating positions as part of our ongoing central office transformation to support the strategic plan goals around academic excellence, graduation and preparing students for life after school.â&#x20AC;? Current Middle School Director Krestin Bahr will lead a new â&#x20AC;&#x153;Center for K-12 Student Reengagement and Graduation Supportâ&#x20AC;? and transitions will begin immediately, Santorno said. When the Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction releases its final 2012 report cards on all school districts across the state later this year, the data on Tacoma Public Schools will show a 2012 graduation rate of 74 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; significantly higher than the current data analysis shows. Last week, Pat Cummings, Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of research and evaluation, discovered a technical glitch that occurred when the 2012 data was uploaded and translated into the OSPI data system. Typically, Cummings said, about 200 students each year do not graduate on time and continue on another year to earn enough credits. But the data on Tacoma in OSPIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s system listed just 11 students as continuing. After working closely with the OSPI staff conducting a student-by-student review, it was discovered about 200 students coded by Tacoma as continuing were listed in the state database as students who had transferred out to other school districts. Unfortunately, Tacoma Public Schools did not identify the error in time to have OSPI correct the official record. The district has committed to work with OSPI to review how Tacoma Public Schools codes future reports to ensure the data gets accurately recorded in the state system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is just an unfortunate coding issue,â&#x20AC;? Cummings said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a very complicated database and sometimes students are mislabeled. The bottom line is we caught the error, and we can report the true rate to the public.â&#x20AC;?

Information on graduation rates for the 2011/12 school year will soon be posted on the district website,, and the state website at If you have questions, please contact the Tacoma Public Schools Public Information Office at (253) 5711015.

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Parents and Friends for Tacoma Public Schools (PFTPS), a group dedicated to strengthening the public education system, will be meeting on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave. Why Tacoma changed from junior highs to middle schools and how the change has impacted education in Tacoma will be discussed. Outlining the programs currently being offered in Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s middle schools and which grades the middle schools serve are also on the agenda. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why are the grades separated the way they are?â&#x20AC;? said PFTPS founding member Sandi Strong. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would like to know the benefit of each model.â&#x20AC;? Is there a future for one or more junior high schools in Tacoma? What about a K-8 school or a K-2? The group plans to explore how middle schools and junior highs are the same as well as how they are different. Everyone is welcome to attend. 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 PFTPS, go to or on Facebook. Contact Kim Golding at (253) 906-8827 or e-mail pftpscommunciations@gmail. com.




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Julie Kropf knows cakes. Her 33 years as a geriatric nurse proves she also knows more than a little about health. Her basket of knowledge in those two fields provides the core of Julieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gluten-Free Bakery in Puyallup. Julieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gluten-Free Bakery offers scrumptious and nutritious desserts and other baked items created from local, organic and sustainable ingredients to fit a gluten-free diet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our most popular are Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mores, Death by Chocolate, and School Daze. School Daze has been incredibly popular and by day three, customers were asking for it by name. It is my signature cupcake and is chocolate, peanut butter and jam.â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a must try. Chocolate Almond Coconut, Peanut Butter Cup, and Red Velvet have also been wildly successful.â&#x20AC;? The ever-changing menu includes

gluten-free cupcakes, cookies, cakes, breads and seasonal baked goods as well as gluten-free gelato from Bottega Italianna in Green Lake. Vegans have their options too, with a full line of vegan-friendly items. A sugar-free line is in the works as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had many requests for sugar-free options, and while weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been working on the recipes, we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t perfected them yet,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some think baking sugarfree, or gluten-free for that matter, is just swapping out ingredients, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really much more than that. Many things change with a simple

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LOCAL BOWLERS REPRESENT WELL AT STATE Wilson takes sixth in 3A, Curtis fifth in 4A


RISING STAR. Wilson sophomore Hunter

Freuhling-Thomas placed fifth in the individual competition on Feb. 1, tallying 1,177 pins in six games.

“It makes me feel really good. I learned a lot from the seniors, so I’m kind of bringing (forward) the legacy.” – Wilson sophomore Hunter Freuhling-Thomas

By Jeremy Helling

WILSON RAMS PULL OFF BACK-TO-BACK UPSETS Bellarmine clinches second straight title


fter beating first-place Lincoln on Feb. 1, the Wilson Rams did not have long to celebrate if they wanted to cling to hope for a postseason berth. The Foss Falcons rolled in to Wilson’s gym on Feb. 4 in a familiar must-win scenario for the Rams. But the Rams responded again with a 63-56 win, as Ivy Smith scored a team-high 16 points and Alphonso Anderson added 13 points and 11 rebounds to keep their playoff chance alive. “I knew this group would struggle the first 10 games of the season, but they have embraced and learned our system the last month of the year, and I could not be more proud of their effort the last two games,” said Rams coach Dave Alwert. The focal point for the Rams was Foss all-everything guard Dezmyn Trent, who averages 28 points per game and can score from anywhere on the court. But Noah Hunthausen ignited the Falcons early, scoring 10 first-quarter points en route to 13 points on the night. Smith would keep Wilson close with seven points in the opening quarter – a sign of things to come late in the game. Trent – who was held to five first-half points – began to find his mark in the third quarter, scoring seven points to help give Foss a 50-40 lead. But Alwert called a timeout to calm down his squad, and it worked. “Our assistant coaches came up with a plan to speed up the game on both ends of the court and it got us back in the game,” Alwert said. “Give my assistants credit.” Trent picked up his fourth foul at the 2:35 mark of the third quarter, allowing Wilson to gain more confidence and quickly get back into the game. Just like he did in the opening quarter,

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HANDS UP. (Top) Wilson’s Ivy Smith, Jr., who led the Rams with

16 points against Foss, gets up a layup as the Falcons’ Noah Hunthausen tries to contest the shot. (Bottom) The Falcons’ Olashawan Miller looks to get a shot up against the defense of Keun Thompson (5) and Robert Knox.

While they had higher goals in mind as a team, the Wilson Rams got a good glimpse of the future as they took sixth place at the state bowling tournament on Feb. 1-2 at Narrows Plaza Lanes. Sophomore Hunter Freuhling-Thomas paced Wilson’s effort by placing fifth individually with 1,177 pins, including a high score of 213 in her fourth game. “It makes me feel really good,” said FreuhlingThomas of the effort. “I learned a lot from the seniors, so I’m kind of bringing (forward) the legacy.” Freuhling-Thomas closed out the first nine frames in her fourth game, and followed that up with a score of 180 in game five – including three strikes in the 10th frame. She also tallied scores of 203 in the second game and 204 in the sixth game, finishing with an average of 196 for the day that was 30 pins higher than her season average. “She was just throwing a really consistent ball all day long,” said Wilson head coach Ken Richardson. “She really kept us in the whole thing.” Wilson senior Kayla Verone notched a score of 202 in her final individual game to help her place 25th with 1,019 pins, while fellow senior Sam Dusek had two games with a score of 188 to place 27th with 987 pins. The Rams struggled throughout the 14-game Baker format on Feb. 2, averaging a score of 152 as a team. “Usually at state things pick up, and in the past we’ve peaked at state,” said Richardson of the Rams, who were making their 10th appearance at the state meet. “For whatever reason we didn’t do that.” The Rams finished with a team score of 7,085, as Mark Morris outlasted Timberline for the title with a score of 7,694. Lincoln sophomore Miriam Cabrera – the Abes’ lone representative – put up a score of 835 in the individual competition on Feb. 1, including a high score of 181 in her final game. “It was the very last game, you just want to do good at it,” said Cabrera, who was in her first appearance at state after picking up the sport last year. “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” Stadium senior Nicole Van Orden – the Tigers’ lone representative – was impressive in placing 20th in the 4A meet, notching a high of 209 in her opening round and closing out eight of 10 frames in her final round for a 180. “As the captain, you want to try to be the best on the team,” said Van Orden, who made it to state her sophomore year but struggled after injuring her thumb. “I miss my girls, but if I can (represent) them then I’m (representing) the school alright.” Curtis, meanwhile, placed fifth as a team at the 4A meet, as senior Kate Schmidt tallied a 201 in her sixth game on Feb. 1 and placed 12th individually with 1,048 pins. Junior Sheri Hill placed 27th for the Vikings with 964 pins, while sophomore Alyssa Fraker took 34th with a score of 923. The Vikings got a high score of 203 in the 12th game of the Baker competition on Feb. 2, but settled for an average of 158 as a team on the day.


(ILZ[HRL[LHT[P[SLH[ 5HYYV^Z*OHTWPVUZOPWZ Plenty of local wrestlers advance to regionals By Jeremy Helling

Lincoln sent six wrestlers to the finals, with 126-pounder Juan Vicente and 170-pounder Keidrick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Bannon claiming individual titles as the Abes put up 307.5 points to claim the team title at the Narrows League Championships at Foss High School on Feb. 1-2. Vicente pinned Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Joseph Wurtz early in the finals, while Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Bannon outlasted Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Neiman 4-2 after pinning North Thurstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anthony White in the semifinals. But it was the Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; overall depth that was most impressive, as with the top four wrestlers in each bracket advancing to the regional meet, Lincoln had 14 wrestlers qualify. Senior captain Austin Pizarro also advanced in the 170pound bracket, pinning White in the consolation finals, while Muhammed Badji fell to Timberlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nico Laiuppa in the 113-pound finals and Ike Castro took runner-up at 160 pounds after being pinned by Mount Tahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Austin Colburn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All the practice has worked up to now,â&#x20AC;? said Castro of advancing to regionals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about just staying focused during practice and during warm-ups.â&#x20AC;? The Abesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Aliyas Fletcher later lost a tight-knit match to Timberlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ethan Metzger in the 182-pound bracket to claim second place. Along with Neiman, Wilson had four other wrestlers advance to regionals, headlined by 195-


46=05.65 (Left) Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aliyas Fletcher looks to escape the grasp of Sheltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Betsaid Garcia during Fletcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win in the

182-pound semifinals. (Right) Reigning state champ Jake Ferris of Wilson pins Timberlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jacob Lancaster in the 195-pound semifinals.

pound champ and defending state runner-up Jake Ferris, who pinned North Thurstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jake Grantham in the second round of the finals. The Ramsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Blake Irish fell to North Thurstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marcus Ulloth to claim runner-up at 152 pounds, while up-and-coming Wilson freshman Tanner Colburn was topped by defending state champ Stone Hart of Timberline in the 220-pound finals after earlier outlasting Mount Tahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joey Gillies 7-3 in the semifinals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I owe that to my coaches and my teammates,â&#x20AC;? said Colburn of his semifinal win. He added that Ferris is â&#x20AC;&#x153;always pushing me at practice, making sure Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m always

Wurtz, 106-pounder Wascar Carpio and 285-pounder Patiole Pesefea claimed second place in their respective brackets, while Jonathan Cabrera placed third at 145 pounds to also advance for the Falcons. Bellarmine Prepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taylor Ladenburg â&#x20AC;&#x201C; having recently dealt with a lower-back injury â&#x20AC;&#x201C; breezed through the 182-pound bracket in the 4A tournament, topping Olympiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Josh Newbill 5-1 in the finals to run his season record to 25-0. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting back into pretty good form,â&#x20AC;? said Bellarmine head coach Dave Grisaffi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hopefully going to just keep surprising peopleâ&#x20AC;��Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the quietest

going 100 percent, so that when I have matches like these Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m able to wrestle my match and outlast my opponent.â&#x20AC;? Along with Gillies and Austin Colburn, Mount Tahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gerardo Cuevas placed third at 152 pounds and Jakob Kinsley place fourth at 285 pounds to advance to regionals. Foss junior Jonathan Thomas headlined the Falconsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; day with an impressive 13-4 win over Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Robert Matthews in the 138-pound finals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of his hard work and commitment is starting to pay off,â&#x20AC;? said Foss head coach Ron Ellis of Thomas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s starting to get into a really good flow.â&#x20AC;?

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25-0 (record) in the state.â&#x20AC;? The Lionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Hunter Taylor advanced to the 170-pound finals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; falling to South Kitsapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bryce Broome â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while sophomore Elliot Villars was the runner-up at 220 pounds. Stadium freshman Diante Wise will be the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lone representative at regionals after he topped Bellarmineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Andrew Turner 12-1 in the 106-pound consolation finals. The 4A regional tournament takes place at Snohomish High School on Feb. 9 at 10 a.m., while the 3A tournament takes place at Bonney Lake High School on Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.


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SPORTSWATCH GATOR SKATER IS 1<50695(;065(3*/(47 Annie Wright junior Clare Jeong won the 1,500-meter title at the U.S. Junior Long Track Speedskating Championships on Feb. 1-3 in Roseville, Minn. She also placed second in the 1,000and 3,000-meter races, and second in the 500-meter Junior â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Finals to be declared the overall Junior (18-and-younger) National Champion at the event. As an allaround champion, she will lead the U.S. Junior National Team to compete at the Junior Long Track World Championships on Feb. 22-24 in Collabo, Italy. Jeong will compete in all four events (500meter, 1,000-meter, 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter) plus the Team Pursuit and Mass Start. Jeong had earlier placed first in the 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter at the American Cup on Jan. 19-20 in Roseville, and placed second in both events the same weekend at the Junior World Cup. She is currently the fastest skater in the entire U.S. Junior age group.

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Curtis placed third and Stadium placed fifth at the 4A bi-district swim meet on Feb. 2 at Curtis High School. The Tigers were boosted by freshman Josh Maclurgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win in the 100-yard breaststroke in a state-qualifying time of one minute and 2.71 seconds. Maclurg also teamed with Noah Willers, Logan Rysemus and Andrew Lackman to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in three minutes and 16.06 seconds, another state time. Rysemus swam another state-qualifying time in placing second in the 200-yard individual medley, and Lackman took second in the 50-yard freestyle in a state-qualifying 22 seconds. Willers notched state times in taking fourth in both the 200and 500-yard freestyle, and Nick Riggio took sixth in the 100-yard butterfly. The Vikings were led by Brian Woodbury, who tallied a state time in winning the 100-yard butterfly and an All-American Consideration time of 51.35 seconds in winning

WORLD CLASS. Annie Wright junior Clare Jeong was declared the Junior National Champion

at the U.S. Junior Long Track Speedskating Championships on Feb. 1-3. the 100-yard backstroke. Woodbury also teamed with Eddie Na, Sam Melin and Riley Hess to swim a state time in their third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Na, Hess, Jason Mukai and Yongwoon Kim placed second in the 200-yard medley relay in a state time of one minute and 43.35 seconds. Gig Harbor placed first with 294 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 32 points ahead of the Vikings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while Stadium tallied 209 team points. The 4A state swim meet is set for Feb. 15-16 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Preliminaries are on Feb. 15 at 6:15 p.m., with the finals on Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

<7:;9(*2:;(9;: INDOOR SEASON The Puget Sound track and field teams started their indoor season on Feb. 2 at the University of Idahoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vandal Collegiate in Moscow, Idaho.

Freshman Stadium High grad Jon Lee highlighted the day, winning the triple jump in his Logger debut while fellow freshman Stadium grad Chris Lee finished second. Jon Lee leaped 13.56 meters for the win, while Chris Lee posted a mark of 13.37 meters. Freshman Cameron Braithwaite took third in the long jump with a jump of 6.53 meters. Senior Matt Klein, the reigning 5k NWC champion, placed ninth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of eight minutes and 59.33 seconds. The Logger women also had some newcomers highlight the day. Allanah Whitehall was the Loggersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top finisher on the track in her Logger debut, as she came in 10th in the 60-meter dash. Elizabeth King had an impressive debut on the pole vault as she took eighth with a three-meter vault. Maggie Rowe was the top finisher for the Logger women, placing seventh in the high jump, clearing the bar at

1.5 meters. The Loggers will head up to the University of Washington on Feb. 9-10 to continue their indoor season at the Husky Classic.

73<)(:,)(33 :;(9;:>0;/:730; Getting an early start to the spring season, Pacific Lutheran won the opener and dropped the second game of a doubleheader at home against Concordia on Feb. 4. The Lutes won 4-0 in the opener, as Max Beatty, Trevor Lubking and Chris Bishop combined on a two-hitter. Beatty left after just two innings, and Lubking relieved him with six solid innings, allowing just one hit and no walks with five strikeouts. The Lutes wasted no time in getting on the board, as Curtis Wildung grounded out to score Drew Oord in the bottom of the first and Chris Bishop followed with a single to score Dominick Courcy. Bishop added a sacrifice

The Tacoma Community College womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team outlasted Pierce College for the second time this season, while the Raidersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; men got revenge for an earlier loss against the Titans on Feb. 2. The TCC women topped the Raiders 57-49, led once again by a stellar game from Angie Sanchez, who scored a game-high 26 points. The Titans were extremely efficient in the first half, shooting 61 percent from the field as they built a 31-23 lead. Patrice Polk added 15 points for the Titans on 7-for10 shooting, while Diana Ramirez had eight points and a game-high 13 rebounds for TCC. Mackenzie Lancaster had 11 points for Pierce, while Kawehi Hagi and Carli Elwin added 10 points apiece for the Raiders. The win puts the Titans in fourth place in their division with a 6-3 record, as they were set to host Grays Harbor on Feb. 6 before traveling to play Centralia on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. The Raiders men topped TCC 78-72, as Tyrell Lewis was dominant in putting up a game-high 29 points and 17 rebounds for Pierce. Jibreel Stevens came off the bench to lead the Titans with 16 points, going 4-for-4 from three-point range. Darius Johnson-Wilson had 15 points for the Titans and Demetrius Smith added 12 points. Braydon Kuiper added 15 points off the bench for the Raiders. The Titans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who sit in third place in their division with a 6-3 record â&#x20AC;&#x201C; were to host Grays Harbor on Feb. 6, and then faced a road game at Centralia on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.


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WBasketball Smith took over for the Rams, pouring in seven fourth-quarter points to give Wilson the lead for good. Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-pointer with 2:48 to go sealed it for the Rams â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our guards have been great lately,â&#x20AC;? Alwert said, singling out the exploits of Montre Brown, David Jenkins and Smith. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach told us not to panic when we got down by double digits,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just have a lot of confidence right now that we did not have earlier in the season, and we hope we still have some basketball left to play.â&#x20AC;? The Rams had pulled off an even greater upset against the Abes on Feb. 1 behind Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15 points and Jenkinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 11 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These kids went from boys to men tonight,â&#x20AC;? Alwert said after the win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really needed to pick my team up in the second half and put that sub-par first half behind me,â&#x20AC;? said Anderson, whose 10 thirdquarter points went a long way in contributing to the Wilson win. Treâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shaun Fletcher, who led the Abes with 17 points on the night, picked up his fourth foul midway through the third quarter, and Wilson took full advantage of it. By virtue of the loss, Lincoln had to wait until Feb. 4 at Shelton to clinch the Narrows 3A, which they did with a 62-37 win. By Steve Mullen


After doing all of his damage inside the paint against Olympia, Bellarmine Prep center Lucas Meikle hit his biggest shot of the game from beyond the arc. Trailing 48-45 with three seconds left, Meikle drained a threepointer to send the game to overtime, and the Lions

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topped the Bears 59-54 in the extra period on Feb. 4 to win their first back-to-back league titles in 45 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This time of year you just find ways to win,â&#x20AC;? said Bellarmine Prep head coach Bernie Salazar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this way, sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that way. You just have to find a way.â&#x20AC;? Down 45-39 with just over a minute remaining, Isaiah Flynn nailed two three-pointers in 20 seconds to pull the Lions within 47-45 with 53 seconds left. Meikleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game-tying trey then came after Flynn and Carson Hollyoakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s threepointers were off target earlier in the possession. But Sefo Liufau corralled Hollyoakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s miss and dished it to Meikle in the corner in front of the Lions bench, and the senior drilled it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and was fouled. Despite missing the potential game-winning free throw, the Lions had stolen the momentum heading into overtime. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt the release was awesome,â&#x20AC;? said Meikle, who finished with a game-high 23 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just went in. That guy fell on top of me, and I made it. It was awesome. I was excited.â&#x20AC;? Hollyoak came up big for the Lions in overtime, hitting a three-pointer to make it 51-48 with three minutes left, dishing to Flynn for an easy layup on the next possession and then collecting a steal on Olympiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ensuing possession. Meikle added two free throws to make it 55-48 with 47 seconds left, essentially sealing it for the Lions. Olympia had gotten off to a hot start in the game, jumping out to an 18-10 lead midway through the second quarter. But Marâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;kese Jackson provided a spark off the bench for the Lions, getting a steal and a layup and later nailing a three-pointer to help cut it to 22-19 at the

half. The third quarter was back and forth, as Flynnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three-pointer gave the Lions a 30-28 lead with two minutes left in the period before Olympia tied it 32-32 on a goaltend heading into the fourth. The Bears shot out to a six-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, but Meikle answered with a driving jumper after being fouled. He converted the resulting free throw to cut it to 42-39, but the Lions were then held scoreless for three minutes as the Bears again took a six-point advantage. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when Flynn hit the first of his clutch threes, leading to the late heroics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are mainly a senior team,â&#x20AC;? Meikle said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of experience, so we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let that (deficit) rattle us. We knew what the stakes were, so we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to give up on anything. We just kept on fighting and played until the last buzzer.â&#x20AC;? Flynn added 18 points and Jackson had nine points and four steals for the Lions. Michael Naipo had 11 points for Olympia, while Brendan Leonard added 10 points for the Bears. By Jeremy Helling


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in Firwood, Wash. “It was such a nice time,” she said in a recent interview. Much of her extended family lived on a 40-acre tribal allotment of land belonging to her greatgrandfather. Her uncles spent time farming, along with her mother, who also picked berries. In the evenings, Wright and her family spent time canning on wood stoves. “This is how we got through our winters,” Wright said in that interview. “My grandmother had a smokehouse and was always smoking salmon. People would often knock on the door and say, ‘I think your outhouse is on fire!’” Wright attended Firwood School before moving to Tacoma and attending McCarver Elementary School, Jason Lee Middle School and Stadium High School. After graduating she continued on with her schooling and became a licensed practical nurse. She went back to school to become a legal secretary, and worked in the Puyallup Tribe’s legal department, then moved on to work in the tribe’s planning office. After attending business school, she took positions at Pierce County, the gambling control board, and ultimately worked in several capacities for the tribe for the next 30 years. Wright served on the Puyallup Tribal Council from 1991-1996. She once said that while it was a great honor to serve on the council, it really was not a good fit for her because it meant she had to say “no” to people. Sterud said that

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out on patrol. Because, like crime, algorithms never sleep, crime analysts update the map every three hours for the computers in every police patrol vehicle. That info, cops agree, is a good partner at a time of reduced staff. “We have taken quite a bit of reduction in line staff,” said TPD Assistant Chief Pete Cribbin. At the same time, police have cut crime. “Our goal is another 10 percent reduction in property crimes,” Cribbin said of this algorithm-enriched partnership. “When we have fewer bodies, we can use a computer formula and a best guess. It allows us to do a lot more with fewer people,” TPD Public Information Officer Loretta Cool added. Though staff cuts have been recent, Tacoma police have been working for years with data-sifting programs, like ComStat, that gather information on high-crime areas. Community liaison officers have educated neighbors and business owners on how environmental design can discourage criminals. Lose the hedge, fence off escape trails, add motion-activated lighting and you create a hostile environment for bad guys. CLOs and patrol officers have acted on studies that show that if you saturate a neighborhood with police for 20 days, the criminals, tired of cop cars showing up when they least expect them, go away. “When we have done hot-spot patrols, the crime just goes away. It doesn’t come back,” Cool said. “In my 90-block Community Based Services area, we saw a reduction in calls by 67 percent. We’ve not seen the spike come back. It has to do with how many times a criminal comes back to the same place with no luck.” The combined efforts have produced a big success. They’ve busted serial burglars, caught copper thieves and nailed car prowlers, thanks to computer leads. From 2005 through 2011, police, with a lot of citizen help, have cut property crimes by 35.6 percent and violent crimes by 23.1 percent.


TRADITION. Dedicated to celebrating tribal culture, Judy Wright loved the

Puyallup Tribe’s annual pow wow, and her joy was evident while she danced in traditional regalia.

soon after her term on council, he met up with her one day and asked what she had been doing since then. “She said, ‘Whether I’m getting paid or not, I’m still working for the tribe,’” Sterud said. That was the level of her commitment to her people. It was heading up the tribe’s Historic Preservation Department that led Wright to her true calling as tribal historian. She became a woman of vast intelligence about her tribe; her knowledge of Puyallup tribal history unparalleled among her people. Her office was filled wall-to-wall with rows of filing cabinets, stacks of books, old papers and photographs, audio and video recordings, and she knew where everything was at any time on any given tribal history subject.

Wright’s passion for her work was undeniable. She was personally determined to not let the tribe’s ancestors, its struggles and victories be forgotten, which made her work much more than just a job. “She was the backbone of the Historic Preservation Department…a very culturally significant person,” Sterud said. “She helped keep the culture alive during the tough times when she was growing up. Her hands were always in the clinic [due to her nursing background] and tribal economic development.” One of her proudest achievements was forming the Puget Sound Indian Dance Club with her mother, uncle and longtime friend Ramona Bennett. Together, they would teach

children traditional dance to help preserve and honor Puyallup tribal culture through the generations. “I don’t think anything is more important than teaching your children these things while they’re young,” Wright once said. Wright loved the tribe’s annual pow wow, and her joy was evident while she danced in traditional regalia. Another of Wright’s proud moments was her involvement in the tribe’s historic land claims settlement of 1988. This was when Wright’s research skills became invaluable to the tribe in winning its biggest land claim to date. Continuing the work her uncle Silas Cross began with former Tribal Council Chairman Frank Wright, Jr., she, along with Sterud, non-Indian historian Bob Waller and other experts provided the key evidence for the tribe to win the land claim. “She did a lot of research on what took place concerning the theft of our land,” Sterud said. Upon winning their land claim, this cleared the path for the tribe to open the Emerald Queen Casino on I-5 and to develop economically into one of the more influential and powerful Indian tribes in the nation. Sterud said Wright was an integral part of this battle and many others, “and all while she was raising her family.” Above all else and through everything in her life, for Wright it was her tribe that she held most dear and that she had so much faith in becoming all it is destined to be. She mentioned this in her final interview several months ago when she said, “The tribe has made it possible for us to have a remarkably good life, and I will always be grateful.”

“We’re getting more used to it,” Cribbin said. “It’s becoming more mainstream.” Other cities have been doing the same things, all the while looking for better software. In the Nerds & Cops section of its predpol. com website, PredPol’s software developers explained how they got into predicting criminals’ futures. “In 2005, the Los Angeles Police Department wanted to try it for themselves and engaged a group of PhD scientists – two mathematicians, an anthropologist and a criminologist – to figure out what criminals are going to do before they get started.” The scientists used software designed to predict earthquake aftershocks as the base, then added all manner of crime data. During a test of the software in Los Angeles’ Foothills Division, crimes dropped 13 percent, while they went up .4 percent in the rest of the city. In Santa Cruz, burglaries dropped 27 percent in July, 2011, compared to July 2010. Tacoma police are using the algorithms first on vehicle theft, car prowls and residential and commercial burglary. That’s where residents step up. Crime analysts Megan Yerxa and Jacqueline Shelton want residents to let them know when we get burgled or prowled. They need everyone to file a report even if the jerks get nothing but a pair of gloves. That stuff, small or large, is the information they feed to the algorithms. “The better the data is coming in, the better it is coming out,” Yerxa said. Plus, if you tell the police what the creeps took, there’s a chance you’ll get it back, especially if you have its serial numbers, Yerxa said. On patrol, officers click onto the hot boxes to find out what kind of crimes are going on, and where. With that information, they know what to look for and to up their patrols of the hot box. The ideal is to catch the criminals. Next best is to discourage them so thoroughly they scram. Who knows? On a nice afternoon, while you’re sitting on your front porch, eating an avocado salad, you might even see the crooks leaving – hounded off your street by a pack of vicious algorithms on their tail.

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opens up about his childhood, career and breaking stereotypes

By Ernest A. Jasmin

From the beginning of an interview with legendary comedian, actor, author and Jello-O pitchman Bill Cosby, it’s clear he’ll be steering the conversation. The 74-year-old icon starts in Cliff Huxtable mode, hamming it up as he answers the phone. “Hellooooooooo! Helloooooooo!” He’s in frigid Cleveland and wants to talk about the weather for a few minutes before the interview gets properly started (a funnier topic than usual since it’s the Cos.) Only a few questions get asked during an engaging, hour-long chat that covers roughly seven decades of his life. Occasionally he interrupts tangents he suspects won’t move tickets to his upcoming Feb. 10 appearance at the University of Puget Sound’s Memorial Fieldhouse in a way that recalls Hilton Lucas, the curmudgeonly protagonist from his late ‘90s sitcom “Cosby.” “Go ahead,” he interjects, gruffly. “But you better make this funny so people say, ‘Gee whiz! I wanna see him.’’” Between characteristic flashes of quirkiness he provides insight into his early career, his role as an AfricanAmerican trailblazer and how his lack of a paternal role model may have helped mold him into America’s Dad. TW: I grew up watching “The Cosby Show” and “Fat

Albert.” Loved all that stuff, but I’ve got a bone to pick. You gave my dad some of his favorite catch phrases, starting with “I brought you into this world, I’ll take you out.” BC: But I didn’t give him the one that really made me feel bad. TW: What’s that? BC: As my father said, “I brought you into this world, I’ll take you out.” Now, that I could deal with. … But then he added, “I’ll make another one that looks just like you.” Now, that got me. That got rid of anything that I thought I was worthy of. TW: Well, at least my dad didn’t use that half of it. BC: No, because I didn’t give it to him. So you should put the meat back on that bone for that part. TW: So, during your career you’ve done a number of kid-oriented projects, everything from “Electric Company” to “Fat Albert” and “Little Bill.” Why was that important to you? BC: The reason, mon frère, is my life. … My mother struggled because (his father) was there but in and out, and she loved him. And it wasn’t good. Many times people who have never met their father ... take this in a very hard way, and low self-esteem is one of the things that is a reaction because they continue to wonder if there is something really wrong with them or why they had a person that just rejected them. … In my

Check Tacoma Weekly’s Daily Mashup blog,, for outtakes from our Bill Cosby interview.

case, the man’s behavior was so poor … that eventually I came to believe that it was better if he did not show up at all. TW: I think I’ve seen in interviews where you mention that you and your brother ran him off at some point. BC: Oh yes! Oh yes. So, anyway, I didn’t wake up (until) I had a sixth-grade teacher – a white woman, orthodox Russian – who went to the same school as my mother. I didn’t find out until I was 42 years old that the two of them talked at this elementary school. And my mother told her to make sure to “get him” – him being me. And she did. And for the first time since, maybe, second grade I had to do my work. I had to turn things in. And I was told this is not good enough, and I began to soar. (Years later) I left Temple University, went into show business. But I still had the idea of the kind of image I wanted to present and give to kids and boys to (help them) become fathers to raise their families properly –

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Asia Pacific Cultural Center is hosting their 15th annual New Year celebration on Feb. 9 at Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. Under the theme “ho ta lah” (meaning cheers and good health), this year the festivities feature the color and beauty of Taiwan, along with other Asian cultures. With its many cultural activities, fantastic entertainment, lots of delicious foods and vendors galore, this event is always a hit. Opening ceremony is at 11 a.m. and Taiwan program is at noon. Admission is free.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park. There will be champagne, wine and non-alcoholic refreshments, French Hen Bistro’s chocolate covered strawberries and handmade chocolates, hammered dulcimer music by Andy Carlson a drawing for a glass art piece by Hilltop Artists and an early glimpse of the conservatory’s spring floral display. 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets $20, available at the conservatory.

THREE TACOMA MOB RIDERS Tacoma Mob Riders will rule the streets again this weekend! T-town’s most enthusiastic pack of pedal-powered pub crawlers will meet up at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9, at Broken

Spoke, 1014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, for the launch of their latest monthly booze cruise. If you have got a bike, like beer and are at least 21, you can follow ringleaders Kris and Ranell Nystrom to pubs unknown, usually four or five stops each pub crawl. Follow Tacoma Mob Riders on Facebook for updated info.

1 (800) 291-7593. Student rush tickets will be made available 90-minutes prior to each concert. Students may purchase $10 rush tickets with student identification.


FIVE FOUR NORTHWEST SINFONIETTA On Feb. 16 at the Rialto Theater, Northwest Sinfonietta will give the United States premiere of a newly discovered string orchestra version of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 4” with German pianist Andreas Klein as soloist, 7:30 p.m. For tickets visit or call

URBAN LECTURE SERIES The Urban Lecture Series, Walter Lowrie Speaker Series and University of Puget Sound will present Miroslav Volf speaking from his book “A Public Faith: How Followers Should Serve the Common Good” on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N. ‘J’ St. Admission is free and no RSVP is required. Book signing and reception will follow.


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Roberta Flack continues the Valentine’s Day love in Tacoma with Feb. 15 show Roberta Flack in Concert 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma $49 to $109 By Ernest A. Jasmin

Valentine’s Day is this Thursday (Feb. 14). Consider Roberta Flack’s Feb. 15 concert at Tacoma’s Pantages Theater the afterparty filled with romantic vibes sure to linger as one of soul’s most affecting voices delivers “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and other classics. And as if her own iconic repertoire were not enough, she’ll be putting her distinctive spin on a few Beatles classics, too, as featured on last year’s “Let It Be Roberta” album. Tacoma Weekly caught up with the Grammy Award-winning diva to get a better idea of what to expect next week. A bossa nova-infused cover of “In My Life,” perhaps? TW: So what made you decide to tackle the music of the Beatles? RF: When I was trying to get my chops together – my performance chops – the Beatles were all over the radio; and not just (mainstream) radio, they were all over black radio in my community, which was quite unusual. You had Elvis and then you had the Beatles, you know. And then you had all of the doo-wop, black groups and people like Clyde McPhatter and Marvin Gaye ... and early Motown started. The Beatles just stood out. The music still stands out. I don’t think there’s a better songwriter in the entire universe than Paul McCartney. And I love John Lennon. I love what John did after he left the Beatles. But I looove the stuff that Paul has done with his wife (Linda, in Wings). TW: I read that you were a neighbor of John and Yoko (at New York’s historic apartment complex, the Dakota). RF: Yeah, right across the hall. TW: What do you remember about that time? RF: Yoko still lives there. I’m still her neighbor. I still live where I lived, which is right across the hall. We share a service elevator. TW: Did you ever talk about collaborating?



RF: I did some on (John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s) “Double Fantasy” album, but just very secretly. I just did some backgrounds. He invited me down; I went to the studio and just did a little singing. It was nothing, nothing worth mentioning. We only did one concert, and that one was at Madison Square Garden ... I sang something toward the end. I’ve forgotten what it was, a rousing John Lennon song. But I just loved him as a person and still love Yoko. I loved their work together, loved their life together as we all got a glimpse of it. I didn’t get any more of an intimate glimpse than you did, but it was interesting to me, and probably more so because I was so close. TW: Is the Beatles material you recorded a big part of your set? RF: No, I wish it was ... but I will do


“Hey Jude.” I will do “Here Comes the Sun.” I will do “Isn’t It a Pity.” And I do something I didn’t include on the album, which is a medley. It didn’t start out as a medley, but for live performances it wound up being a medley of “Golden Slumbers” ... and (she sings) “you never give me your mooooney,” that one; and “in the end the love you maaaaake.” We do that one and have a good time. There’s so much music that I would like to do. I will be doing a lot of things people have not heard me do because I haven’t recorded them. TW: Then there are your iconic hits. People point to your version of “Killing Me Softly” as the definitive version of that song. But other people have tackled it over the years. What’s your favorite version besides maybe your version?

RF: I’ve heard it in at least nine different languages, before the Fugees. I heard it in Portuguese. I heard it in Japanese ... in some Indian dialect. I think when you get a song like “Amazing Grace,” which I’ve heard sung all over the world ... everybody recognizes that (hums melody) whether it’s sung in Chinese or not. And I think the same thing is true about (singing) “strumming his pain with my fingerrrrrs.” Everybody recognizes that melody. That’s how I got to the song. I didn’t record it first. (Note: Listen to her tell the story of how she came to record her version of the song online at TW: Something I didn’t realize until recently was that in your early career you got a boost from Clint Eastwood. (He included “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” in his 1971 directorial debut, “Play Misty For Me.”) RF: That was the ultimate boost. I mean, Clint Eastwood doing anything, but especially something that says I like it – listen to it – is a wonderful kind of support. He had been driving down the highway, he said, and almost went into the ditch when he heard “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” which he absolutely loved, and still loves. He was so moved by that that the movie “Sudden Impact,” where he says (in a gravelly voice) “make my day,” he wrote a song for me to sing … called “This Side of Forever.” He wrote it, and Lalo Schifrin produced it. TW: I’m gonna have to go back and watch that one again for that scene. RF: It’s not a great song, I don’t think – especially the way Lalo produced it. I think it deserved to be a little slower, a little more sentimental. But I was just like a studio singer at that point. I had to try to let myself get to that so they could tell me what they wanted me to do. TW: I kind of wondered what your take is on how a lot of the R&B singers nowadays are using Auto-Tune, and how they’re touched up in the studio to the point that you can’t really tell whether they can sing. RF: Well, I don’t think it matters. I used to, when Akon came out with it ... but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. I think it’s all a part of the hip-hop evolution. I think there are some people who are so clever with it that you wouldn’t even know that they use Auto-Tune. It doesn’t matter. Auto-Tune is not something that I would use to tune. But for the sound, why not?

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Sister Cities set to host 11th annual film festival MOVIES IN THE SISTER CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

By Steve Dunkelberger

It is film flam time in the 253 with the 11th annual Sister Cities International Film Festival set to run weekly until April 4 at Proctor Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landmark Blue Mouse Theatre. It will showcase films from Kitakyushu, Japan; Kiryat-Motzkin, Israel; Cienfuegos, Cuba; Fuzhou, China; Gunsan, South Korea; Alesund, Norway; Taichung, Taiwan; Biot, France and El Jadida, Morocco. Every week will bring a new film from a country where Tacoma has a sister city relationship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This annual film festival helps promote Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s global connections,â&#x20AC;? said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It also provides us great opportunities to get out and enjoy one of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique neighborhood business districts. We are pleased that Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Blue Mouse Theatre will continue to host this important educational and cultural event that celebrates our sister cities.â&#x20AC;? After its inaugural year in 2004, Sister Cities International gave Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film festival the Sister Cities International Culture and Innovation Award. Since then, more than 1,200 people have attended the festival each year. Tacoma currently has 12 sister cities, the newest of which is Biot, France. Each has supporters in this area on a volunteer sister city committee that selects a film for the festival. Some committees work with consulates to select a film from the region, while others screen several films and select the entry themselves. Since some countries and committees are more active in the festival than others, not every sister city is screening a film. Vladivostok, Russia; Davao City, Philippines and George, South Africa do not have films in the festival this year but the ones that are being screened promise to be top notch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are all really big movies in their home countries,â&#x20AC;? said Debbie Bingham, coordinator of the festival. The movie from Taiwan this year, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cape No. 7,â&#x20AC;? for example, is the third best-selling movie in Taiwan. The movie from Morocco, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boiling Dreams,â&#x20AC;? is a documentary and the filmmaker will be in attendance. The Japanese movie, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What the Snow Brings,â&#x20AC;? has won many awards, including acceptance into the 18th Tokyo International Film Festival as well as being the winner of the audience choice, best actor and best director honors at Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix. The Tacoma Sister Cities program seeks to promote cultural and political diversity, and encourage international exchanges between business, governments, health, arts, cultural and educational organizations. The film festival is extremely popular to local filmgoers and tickets for the 200-seat movie screenings often sell out well in advance, so advanced purchases are recommended. Tickets are $10 each or season tickets are $80 and available at the Blue Mouse Theatre, North 26th and North Proctor streets, at Pacific Northwest Shop, 2702 N. Proctor St. or online at

â&#x20AC;&#x153;WHAT THE SNOW BRINGSâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; JAPAN THURSDAY, FEB. 7

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Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;HORTENâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NORWAY THURSDAY, MARCH 14

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land after she announced the choice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have people who volunteer for us and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up on us, and we have a lot of kind and compassionate people in this city. Some of us who are blessed often take what we have for granted. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wonderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gives you a sense of gratitude but also reminds you that a very simple act of kindness can go a long way.â&#x20AC;? Book lover Erik Hanberg, Tacoma Public Library Director Susan Odencrantz and library Community Relations Manager David Domkoski suggested â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wonderâ&#x20AC;? to Strickland, who fell for it on her fast first read. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a young adult book, which is good,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to try to engage young people in Tacoma Reads.â&#x20AC;? In a city as ethnically and economically diverse as Tacoma, the storyline about differences, and about the power of being kinder than you have to be, should resonate with students, especially those going through the tough middle school


but mostly to have a choice about oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life in a job or a career. From page B1 TW: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve mentioned early on, when you were first getting started, you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have African-American role models to look at for what you did. BC: In those days â&#x20AC;Ś coming into the Civil Right Movement, it was still media and people looking at us and asking what we wanted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is it you people want?â&#x20AC;? We were not people who were looked at as similar. â&#x20AC;Ś The way to racism is to take away the similarity; the fact that we are human beings, and we may be different in terms of this word that is so misused now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; culture. (In 1962) Dick Gregory is funny, so Dick is making big headlines. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re writing (about) me because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the second one coming. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very odd. In the whole of the New York Times and (Northeastern papers) I am the second one of all the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Negro male comedians.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what show biz is looking like. I have decided I am not going to work like Dick; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to do â&#x20AC;&#x153;back of the busâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;get out of the cotton field,â&#x20AC;? that kind of thing, although Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d written some powerful pieces that were absolutely wonderful.


years. Not that they are the only people facing those issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all want to be loved,â&#x20AC;? Strickland said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to fit in, and we want to be respected.â&#x20AC;? Auggieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story shows us both sides of that struggle. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s told not only from his perspective but also from his friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. When Auggie tells it, he notices â&#x20AC;&#x153;the lookâ&#x20AC;? of people shocked on their first sight of him. He winces at the quick lowering of the eyes followed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;the shiny smile.â&#x20AC;? When his friends tell it, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to figure out how to respond to a person who seems so unlike anyone they have met before. The story covers a long school year, and Strickland is betting that when it is over, she wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be the only Tacoman who cried. In its 11th year, Tacoma Reads has brought the community together to discuss books including Ray Bradburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fahrenheit 451,â&#x20AC;? Harper Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Kill A Mockingbird,â&#x20AC;? Julia Alvarezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accentâ&#x20AC;? and Tim Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Things They Carried.â&#x20AC;?


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Maurice the Fish Records brings first ever showcase to Seattle

Friday, February 8, 2013 • • Section B • Page 5

Live Music





SEATTLE BOUND. Rikk Beatty (top) and Sevens Revenge will travel

north to Seattle on Feb. 23 to perform at the Skylark with other Maurice the Fish bands. By Matt Nagle

Tacoma’s Maurice the Fish Records (MTF) is taking its show on the road for its very first showcase in Seattle. Happening Feb. 23 at the Skylark in West Seattle, 3803 Delridge Way S.W., the line-up features five of the label’s most popular musicians/bands: The Rikk Beatty Band, The North Oakes Project, Amadon, Sevens Revenge and The Lush Tones (who are also organizing this showcase). Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. Cover is $7 and you must be over 21 to enter. “You gotta share your music with people,” said Maurice the Fish co-owner Raymond Hayden. “It’s not that we’re going to stop focusing on Tacoma – we just want to branch out and share our music with other communities.” Hayden said there’s also a sort of higher calling to why MTF is eyeing Seattle’s music scene. “This is not just my opinion, but there seems to be a real sense of community among bands in Tacoma but not so much in Seattle. In the ’90s when there were bands ZERO DARK THIRTY (157 MIN, R) Fri 2/8-Mon 2/11: 2:00, 5:10, 8:15 Tue 2/12: 5:10, 8:15 Wed 2/13-Thu 2/14: 2:00, 5:10, 8:15 SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (122 MIN, R) Fri 2/8: 3:20, 6:15, 8:50 Sat 2/9-Sun 2/10: 12:45, 3:20, 6:15, 8:50 Mon 2/11-Thu 2/14: 3:20, 6:15, 8:50

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like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden playing, there was a big community around it, but now that seems to have gone by the wayside. We want to help the music community in Seattle by giving a taste of what’s going on in Tacoma so we can work together more. As altruistic as that may sound, it’s the God’s honest truth. The competitiveness doesn’t have to be there; we can help each other.” Bringing people out to music venues is another plus, and Hayden says this would be perhaps less of a challenge were there more of a solid music community between Seattle and Tacoma. He cited the recent closure of the Tempest Lounge and Mandolin Café as examples of popular music spots that couldn’t keep their doors open, and he doesn’t want to see this continuing to happen. “Essentially, we want to help keep clubs from shutting their doors. By doing what we’re doing it is feeding into the foundation to breathe life into a music industry that’s at best on life support.” The Seattle showcase line-up was selected to show a range of diversity among the bands associated with MTF and among the bands that draw crowds in Tacoma. The Rikk Beatty Band – Playing a healthy dose of rock, blues, jazz, Latin, acoustic/ambient, metal and techno, Beatty and company can basically blend into just about any venue and listeners of all ages and types. One of the Northwest’s most technically proficient and inspiring guitarists, Beatty is a wonder to behold onstage. He and his band mates are in the process of rebranding themselves to take the band to the next level and

are working on a compilation album for which they just shot a promo video. The North Oakes Project – One of MTF’s newer bands, The North Oakes Project is a collection of five acoustic musicians including former solo artist Heidi Vladyka on vocals. These are truly creative souls who like their music real, raw and in the moment. “When a group of people get together and just play, it creates this feeling and a story,” Vladyka said. “‘Raw’ is the only way I can describe what we play.” The band is currently in the process of rebuilding and recording. Amadon – Having just released their new, and third, EP “Step into the Light,” singer/guitarist Calen Tackett and his Amadon band mates are in the process of preparing for a string of spring/summer tour dates. They’re working very hard on developing cool new merchandise as well as a weekly band podcast. Give Amadon a listen and your hard rock itch will be thoroughly scratched! Sevens Revenge – This outstanding group of rockers continue to receive accolades for their new album “Distortion of Reality” and recently signed with Tin Star Records to take things up a notch. The band is busy writing tons of new material for their next album and are getting ready to shoot a music video with fellow MTF artist Danielle Egnew. The Lush Tones – Recent MTF signees, The Lush Tones give a rowdy stage performance to match their funky, rockin’ songwriting. This three-piece outfit is currently finished mixing their new EP and are in the process of setting tours with a possible gig at Sturgis.

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C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAVE’S IN MILTON: Southside Popes DAWSON’S: Highrollers, 9 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: Nite Crew (Top 40) 9 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Notorious 253 (Top 40) JAZZBONES: Heartless (Heart tribute) 8 p.m., $8 NEW FRONTIER: Pat Doherty, 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Crosswalk, 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Sons of Palmer, 9 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC


NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. STONEGATE: Triggerhand, 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Remedy (Rock jam), 7 p.m.

MONDAY, FEB. 11 SWISS: Jerry Miller (Blues) 9 p.m.

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (Blues) 9 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino (Blues jam) UNCLE SAM’S: Bill Pease, Paul Buck, Chris Gartland (Blues) 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m.

ANTIQUE SANDWICH SHOP: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 DAWSONS: Jho Blenis, Shelly Ely (Blues jam) 8 p.m. JAZZBONES: Spazmatics, Mr. Pink, 10:30 p.m., $7 LOUIE G’S: (Acoustic open mic) 6 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: Night Beats, Milk, People Under the Sun, 8 p.m.


BACKSTAGE: (Rock jam) 9 p.m. DAVE’S OF MILTON: Rubber Band (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Jam session) 8 p.m. GIBSON’S (STADIUM DISTRICT): Ephraim Richardson (Open mic) 7 p.m. JAZZBONES: C-Money and the Player Inc., Mighty High, Agent 22, the Syndicate, 8 p.m., $7 STONEGATE: N.M.W.P. (Rock jam) 8:30 p.m., NC SWISS: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 7 p.m., $5, AA

THURSDAY, FEB. 14 STONEGATE: Billy Stoops, 8 p.m.

UNCLE THURM’S: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 3 p.m.

ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: Cat Ly, Kieu Oahn, Nhu Loan, Huong Thuy, Manh Quynh, Tuan Anh, Cong Thanh, Lynn, Mai Tien Dung, Toc Tien, Anh Minh, Liberty Band (Asian pop) 7 p.m., NC

DAVE’S OF MILTON: Powercell (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock jam) 9 p.m. SWISS: VIP Club (Top 40) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

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FRI., FEB. 8 DISTINGUISHED WRITER SERIES HAPPENINGS – This monthly event features a distinguished writer followed by an open mic. This month features poet Kelli Russell Agodon, the author of “Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room,” winner of the White Pine Poetry Prize, winner of ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Prize in Poetry, and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. She is also the author of “Small Knots” (2004) and “Geography” (2003), and currently works as the editor of Seattle’s Crab Creek Review. She is also the cofounder of Two Sylvias Press. Following her discussion is an open mic, open to all poets. Sign-up is at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free, and the event begins at 7 p.m. The event occurs monthly the second Friday of every month at King’s Books. Sponsored by Puget Sound Poetry Connection and Tacoma Arts Commission.


WED., FEB. 13 PUYALLUP RIVER WATERSHED CLEANUP EFFORTS ETC – University of Washington-Tacoma Assistant Professor Jim Gawel will introduce his documentary film “Water Undone: The Effort to Save the Puyallup River Watershed” and be available for questions following the screening. Presented by Washington Native Plant Society South Sound. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Tacoma Nature Center, located at 1919 S. Tyler St. CLASSICS BOOK CLUB ETC – The Classics Book Club has been meeting in Tacoma since 1994. The group reads a variety of classic works, from the ancient to modern. February’s discussion is on “Snow White,” by Donald Barthelme, books available at King’s Books. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month at King’s Books at 7 p.m. Info:

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SAT., FEB. 16 BIG BEER FESTIVAL HAPPENINGS – The Big Beer Festival will take place at Foss Waterway Seaport, located at 705 Dock St. It will have two sessions, at noon and 4:30 p.m. It features beers that are big in flavor and character, with a minimum alcohol content

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MON., FEB. 11 GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB ETC – Join this book club, designed for people just starting to read graphic novels or confirmed geeks. February’s book is “MW,” by Osamu Tezuka, books available for purchase at King’s Books. The group meets the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at 1022 South, Hilltop’s book-themed cocktail lounge. Note: Must be 21 to enter 1022 South. Info: www.

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of 6 percent. Participating brewers include Tacoma’s Harmon Brewing Co. and Engine House No. 9; Bremerton’s Silver City Brewery; Graham’s M.T. Head Brewing Company; Seattle’s Full Sail Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery from Portland. Advance tickets are $20 and include a 5.5 oz. commemorative taster glass and six tasting tokens. Additional pours will cost $1.50 each. Admission will go up to $25 the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit YWCA.

TUES., FEB. 19 BANNED BOOK CLUB ETC – Join this degrading book club and discuss books that have been banned or challenged. February’s selection is “Go Tell It on the Mountain,” by James Baldwin. Books are available for purchase at King’s Books. The group meets at King’s Books at 7 p.m. Info: www.

FRI., FEB. 21 AUTHOR MARISSA MEYER ETC – Marissa Meyer, author of “Cinder,” will be at King’s Books at 6 p.m. She will celebrate the release of her new book, “Scarlet.” Books are available for purchase at King’s Books. Info: www.

SAT., FEB. 23 GIVE A HEART A HOME GALA The fifth annual Give a Heart a Home Gala will be an amazing night at the beautiful Chambers Bay. Enjoy a full dinner, open bar and dancing while raising funds to support lowincome homeowners stay safe in their homes. Admission is $125, with all proceeds benefiting Rebuilding Together South Sound. The gala’s auction items include Seattle Mariners tickets, admission to the University of Washington football home opener and tickets to each ZooTunes concert held at the Seattle Woodland Park Zoo. For more information or to purchase tickets, e-mail rsvp@


MON., FEB. 25 CAPES AND COWLS BOOK CLUB ETC – Join this book club adapted to mutants, aliens, technogeeks and puny humans who like to read superhero comics. February’s book is “X-Force: Sex and Violence,” by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost, books available at King’s Books. The group meets the fourth Monday of every month at King’s Books. Note: The bookstore will be closed from 7-7:45 p.m. and will re-open for the club. Info:

BULLETIN BOARD ARTIST CRAFT FAIR HAPPENINGS – Tacoma Is For Lovers and King’s Books present a special two-day Valentine-themed Artist Craft Fair Feb. 9-10, with different artists featured each day. A multitude of artists will have tables featuring arts, crafts, jewelry, caramels, letterpress prints and more. Your purchases help support artists in Tacoma. New artists will be added as they are confirmed. Info: www.kingsbookstore. com. ‘THE WOMAN IN BLACK’ THEATER – The Lakewood Playhouse is presents the fourth of its 74th season of plays. Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s terrifying ghost story “The Woman in Black” is the second-longest running show in London’s West End behind Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” The play will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Performances will be Feb. 22 to March 17, with special showings at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 (Pay What You Can Night) and 8 p.m. on March 7 (Pay What You Can Actor’s Benefit). General admission tickets are $24, $21 (senior/military) and $18 (students/educators). This is a ghost story that will have you checking the shadows when you return home and a chilling tale that will have you telling yourself over and over: It is only a play…it is only a play. Info:

MUSICAL AT TMP THEATER – “The Musical of Musicals, The Musical” has charmed theatergoers across three continents. Five musicals in one, each with the same plot but done in the style of a different Broadway composer or composing team. It is being staged at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, located at 7116 6th Ave. This show is not recommended for those under the age of 13. Show times are 8 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 10. Tickets are $27 and $29. Info: www.tmp. org or (253) 565-6867. SPIRITUAL CLIMATE CHANGE ETC – Associated Ministries’ second annual conference, Spiritual Climate Change: Toward a Future for Faith, takes place Feb. 22-23 at Pacific Lutheran University. The keynote speaker is Diana Butler Bass, the author of eight books. The conference invites dialog and conversation among people who are interested in exploring how spirituality is being revealed and expressed. Visit www.associatedministries. org to register. BILL COLBY EXHIBIT ART – New work, and a few favorites, by Tacoma artist Bill Colby is on exhibit in the Handforth Gallery in the main branch of Tacoma Public Library. He works in the medium of woodcut prints. The art will be on display through Feb. 28. Info: www. TEDDIE BEAR MUSIC MUSIC – Teddie Bear Music is a child and parent musical adventure. Join instructor Janice Berntsen as she shows students how to share the gift of music and movement with their children, ages 1-4. Sessions are held Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Ted Brown Music, located at 6228 Tacoma Mall Boulevard. For more info visit ‘MEMORIES AND MEDITATIONS’ ART – “Memories and Meditations: A Retrospective on Michael Kenna’s Photography” is on view at Tacoma Art Museum through March 24. Kenna has been capturing the ethereal essence of locations across the globe

HOT HULA FITNESS ETC – Every Monday through Wednesday, Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts hot hula fitness classes from 7-8 p.m. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific islands, hot hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance moves set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout. Hot hula fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout that isolates your larger muscle groups, quads and arms, providing a total body workout in 60 minutes. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy hot hula fitness. Admission: $6 (discount with APCC membership). APCC is located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. DRUM CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. You do not need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit CHARITY BOOT CAMP ETC – Jeff Jowers, owner and founder of Tacoma’s Ultimate Fitness Boot Camps, is hosting charity fitness boot camps every Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m., benefiting Campfire USA. These drop-in classes are $10 apiece, with all proceeds going to charity. Info: www. 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. UKULELE CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit www.tedbrownmusic. com.

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VOLUNTEERS Roosevelt and McCarver Elementary Schools and will soon start sessions at Mann and Manitou Park. &DOO0DUN5XGDW   3951 for more information.

TO: Teresa Harvey In the Welfare of: H., K. C. DOB: 04/07/2006 Case Number: PUY-G-03/07-180 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a Show Cause Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for a Show Cause Hearing on March 11, 2013 at 10:00 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 JUDGMENT. TO: Michael Wayne Hall In the Matter of: Morningstar Marcellay Hall vs. Michael Wayne Hall Case Number: PUY-CV-11/12-092 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 7th day of March, 2013 at 10:00 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.

VOLUNTEERS South Sound Outreach is offering free tax preparation for those who make $50,000 or less. To schedule an appointment call 253.593.2111 or visit our website at Project Homeless Connect is an annual event where homeless individuals can receive free services. The next event will be held at Spanaway Elementary on Friday, January 26th. For more information visit www.pchomelessconnect. com or call 253.593.2111. Get involved with Metro Parks Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Citizen Advisory Councils! The Business & Responsive Agency Council helps district leadership with business planning, Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDO VXVWDLQDELOLW\ decisions, revenue development and quality assurance. Monthly meetings focus on issues that affect the future of our park system. Visit to learn more or call Brett Freshwaters, Chief Financial 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHU DW Metro Parks Tacoma Special events bring the community together and provide families with affordable fun. Metro Parks

Tacoma needs volunteers to help produce memorable events. Visit www.metroparkstacoma. org/volunteer and signXS WR EH QRWLĂ&#x20AC;HG RI VSHcial event service opportunities. To learn more, contact Roxanne Miles, Volunteer Manager, at   5R[

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 or contact Roy Fletcher, Youth Sports Coordinator, 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. The Tacoma School District and the Tacoma Community House are partners in this endeavor, and we are on the lookout for committed tutors for grades 1-3. As a Read2Me Tutor, you can be that person who makes a difference. Currently we have sessions at

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)

Join us in changing lives! Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and TherDSLHV D QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RIIHUV equine assisted services to differently-abled 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: Volunteer Coordinator at 253-370-1429 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 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 LiterDF\ Meals on Wheels at Federal Way Senior Center seeks morning volunteers: One Co-coordinator, Friday and Monday; two Callers, Monday; three Packers, Wednesday; two Drivers, Thursday. To learn more, call 206-727-6250. Be a Big Brother! Becoming a Big is a fun and easy way to volunteer in your community and make a BIG difference in the life of a child. There are several program RSWLRQV WR Ă&#x20AC;W \RXU VFKHGXOH 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.

INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x153;MEMORY COMMUNITYâ&#x20AC;? What It Is: We are Memory Community (a nonSURĂ&#x20AC;W FRUSRUDWLRQ  7KH 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 their story! â&#x20AC;˘ At most two days of work during daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release )RUPVLJQLQJ'D\Ă&#x20AC;OPing, ideally wrapped within half a day What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you to talk about in the Ă&#x20AC;OP8VHPLQXWHVRUVR 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 Or call 'H\XQJ DW  for scheduling a meetLQJ 7KH Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LV IUHH but donations are appreciated to help the project continue. Donate time and receive free groceries. Volunteers needed with skills in management, organization, clerical, food handling, warehousing, maintenance etc. and receive free grocerLHV IURP D 1RQ3URĂ&#x20AC;W )RRG Distribution Program. Older teens are welcomed to volunteer and gain valuable work experience. Contact Ms. Lee at (253) 677-7740 for further information. Knitters and Crocheters &RPH -RLQ 8V /RYLQJ Hearts is a group of volunteers who crochet or knit: hats for chemo, baby items, and blankets for difIHUHQWQRQSURĂ&#x20AC;WRUJDQL]Dtions 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: or FDOO 9LUJLQLD DW Âł 9619 Loving Hearts also meets 1pm to 3pm 3rd Thur. at Clubhouse Mobile 3DUN $UGHQD *DOH  WK$YH()LIH Donate Your Car, RV or Boat. Tax Reduction. All Proceeds Go to Locale Food %DQN )UHH 3LFN 8S &DOO Ted (253) 475-5774

VOLUNTEERS 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:

at 2500 S. 370th. This is East of Enchanted Parkway in Federal :D\ 6RXWK RI WK For more information call 253-946-2300.

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

The Tacoma Food Co-op is growing and looking to bolster its outreach committee. There is need for people to be present at community events and meetings, as well as farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s markets. Please contact John Toler if you are interested in joining the committee jtoler@

Franciscan Hospice and Palliative CareLife giving and Life changing If you have a few hours per week to sew, hold hands, listen to life stories, make phone calls, play cards or work puzzles, we have a need for your compassionate presence. Support patients/families in the home, nursing home, or Hospice House. Daytime volunteers especially needed.Comprehensive training and on-going support are provided. Call 253-5347050 or log onto www. to learn more Brighten the day of a senior with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! Volunteer an hour or two visiting with a resident at HearthVLGH 0DQRU LQ 8QLYHUVLW\ Place. Please contact Tashia Cress at 253-460-3330. EDGEWOOD COMMUNITY FOOD BANK Seeking volunteers to staff Thursdays from 3:30pm 6:30pm and/or Saturdays from 11am-2pm . Those interested contact Community Coordinator, Kate Wright at $GGUHVV 122nd Ave E Edgewood Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to help with special mailings. Call Janice Hutchins at 6272175. The Greater Federal Way Orchid Society invites you anyone who is interested in learning about growing orchids - to attend their monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month except July, August & December. We gather at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm and ends before 9:00pm. Held at Kloshe Illahee Lodge

Tacoma Bible College Requests anyone interested in making friends with international students to call S. Robinson at (253)-396-0467 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  

Coalition: HUMANE, a spay and neuter clinic, seeks volunteers. For details visit: or call 253.627.SPAY Big Brothers/Big Sisters: Make a difference in the life of a child. Offer one hour a week to be a mentor with an elementary school aged student during the school day at various schools in Tacoma and local area. Training provided. Call 253-3969630. Mentor a prisonerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s child )XQ Ă H[LEOH OLIH FKDQJLQJ volunteer opportunity. 6hr/mo IRU RQH \HDU PXVW EH \U pass a background check, and have a car. See www. http://www. for more info or call Amber at 253-273 HOST AN EXCHANGE STUDENT/HOST FAMILIES NEEDED Make international friendships and create memories to last a lifetime. Host a high school foreign exchange student with EF Foundation, a QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W RUJDQL]DWLRQ  6WXdents are fully insured and bring their own spending money: host families (single, married, retired, etc.) provide room, board, and a caring environment. For more information call: PAT HALCEY 253-335-0446 or toll-free: 16+$5(())281'$7,21)25)25(,*1678'< Meal site volunteers: Assist in the kitchen, be a host or hostess, set tables, be a server or help us clean up. Opportunities available in Fife, Puyallup, Parkland and Tillicum lunch sites. Times DQG GD\V DUH Ă H[LEOH 0HDO sites operate 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Fife meal site: VolXQWHHUV QHHGHG WR Ă&#x20AC;OO WKH IROlowing positions: Kitchen prep and cleanup: Mon. and Fri., 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; front desk:

VOLUNTEERS Mon.-Fri. Puyallup meal site: Volunteers needed for kitchen prep, Monday, Thurs-Fri., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; table setter, Mon., Thurs. and Fri., 9-10 a.m.; cleanup, Tues., 12:301:30 p.m. Parkland meal site: volunteers needed for front desk, Tues., Thurs. and ÂŹFriday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; kitchen assistant, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost of food handlers card is reimbursable. Call 474-1200.

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

723 S. Tyler


Lovingly maintained Victorian on a large fully fenced lot. The charm is evident the minute you step into the entry and see the high ceilings, RSHQVWDLUFDVHDQGEHDXWLIXOĂ&#x20AC;UĂ RRUV0DLQĂ RRUKDVOLYLQJUPGLQLQJ rm., bedroom, full bath, kitchen and utility rm. Upstairs with 2 bedrooms, and a 3/4 bath. Large windows throughout the home provide tons of light! A great location...walk to 6th Ave. and enjoy all it has to offer! Call 3DP#IRUPRUHGHWDLOVRUIRUDSULYDWHVKRZLQJ 3$0/,1'*5(1 %(77(53523(57,(61257+352&725 253 691.0461

6121 44th Ave E, Tacoma uApprox. 3,662 sq ft custom-built 3 BR, 3.5 BA home on 2 acres uHigh ceilings, hardwood floors, lots of windows uGranite & stainless kitchen with double ovens, island bar & built-in seating with granite table uSunken formal living room with marble fireplace & lighted built-ins uFormal dining room with vaulted ceiling & door to the balcony uMaster on main with 6-piece bath, walkin closet & balcony access uLarge deck off kitchen with 10-person hot tub & built-in benches uDaylight basement features 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, game room with pool table, shuffleboard & ping pong table, large exercise room plus rec room with brick fireplace, wet bar, built-in bookcases & opens to private patio overlooking backyard uProfessionally landscaped grounds include full-size, lighted sports court, waterfall, fire pit, raised vegetable garden, flower gardens & mature orchard

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$575,000 We look forward to seeing you at the open house. Or call Margo to schedule a private showing.



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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, VHSDUDWHGLQLQJUPDQGEHDXWLIXOKDUGZRRGVPDLQĂ RRUEHGURRPV and a full bath. Basement has 1 bedroom and 3/4 bath with space for Ă&#x20AC;QLVKLQJDQDGGLWLRQDOUHFIDPLO\URRP3ULYDWHIXOO\IHQFHGEDFN\DUG with mature landscaping and a sprinkler system! Really great house. Come see! MLS# 391728 &DOO3DP/LQGJUHQ 253 691-0461 for more info or for a private showing! %HWWHU3URSHUWLHV13URFWRU

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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 & VZHHWNLWFKHQDSSHDOWRDOO1HZHUZLQGRZV heat pump & A/C. Rumored to have once been owned by the Rockefellers... MLS# 224641 Shannon Agent Extraordinaire 253-691-1800 or shannonsells %HWWHU3URSHUWLHV 1RUWK3URFWRU



Owners say sell!!

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WATERFRONT North Salmon Beach Community on Tacoma Narrows, 35-feet overwater frontage leasehold property. Deck, davit & parking lot rights. $40,000. Contact Salmon Beach North: Marilyn Jorgenson 253-219-0883

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Former Chiropractic Office $499,000 3837 S 12th RIĂ&#x20AC;FHVSULYDWH For Sale or Lease 253-752-9742

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Broadway Center 206 Broadway Ave E,Seattle $1,450,000 6PDOO&HQWHU12, 2Q/DQGOHDVH 253 228 0444

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