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Out with the old, in with new housing and jobs By Kathleen Merryman


Pr p siti n 1 gets str ng supp rt fr m c mmunity By John Larson


t appears the bond measure for Tacoma Public Schools will be approved by voters. Proposition 1 would generate $500 million to pay for 14 new or remodeled schools and smaller projects at numerous schools throughout the district. It registered 69.6 percent approval in the first count of ballots by election officials. As of Tacoma Weekly presstime (Feb. 13) it had 24,013 yes votes to 10,473 no votes. It needed 60 percent approval to pass. It is slightly short of the total number of votes for validation, but is likely to surpass the minimum needed as more ballots are counted. Willie Stewart, who served on Tacoma School Board from 1999-2005, was one of three co-chairs for the campaign supporting Proposition 1. He attributes the success to three factors. The first was the overall strength of the campaign. He noted the efforts of Eric Wilson, a consultant brought in to lead the campaign. Stewart said phone calls were made to voters on 10 nights, with between 40 and 50 volunteers at the phone bank each evening. “Social media also made a contribution,” he observed. X See ELECTION / page A5

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Link routes reduced, set for final vote this spring


Gone is as good as it gets for Hillside Terrace, and gone begins this week for two worndown blocks of public housing. Tacoma Housing Authority is demolishing the 104 units between South Yakima Avenue and ‘G’ Street and South 25th and 27th streets. When they are good and gone and recycled, it will build 140 new units, plus 20 careers in construction. The old buildings were bad from the start, built on the cheap as private-sector apartments in 1969. Tacoma Housing Authority bought them in 1976. Rather than toss cash into the money pit they became, Tacoma Housing Authority has been trying to tear them down for a decade, said Executive Director Michael Mirra. They have an awkward shotgun design with cascades of stairs that make them inaccessible to anyone with mobility

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The selection of a “preferred option” and an alternative route for the expanded Link light rail line in Tacoma will likely have more to do with budgets than overall impact and potential ridership. It certainly won’t be a product of a city-wide master transportation plan. The city doesn’t have one of those, a fact that frustrates more than a few people. Tacoma City Councilmembers Ryan Mello and David Boe are among them. “I am beyond frustrated,” Mello said, noting that the city has a six-year transportation plan that he calls more of a roads plan than a long-range vision of the city’s transportation needs that should have been part of the discussions when the first Link system was built 10 years ago. But it wasn’t, and it hasn’t been developed since. That leaves the current discussions about the Link expansion occurring without answers to seemingly basic questions about how best to coordinate all forms of transportation in the coming

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By Steve Dunkelberger

21st and Commerce 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.

Most Chevrolet and Pontiac models received major facelifts in 1953, but the station wagons managed to keep their basic shape and taller designs to give them more cargo and passenger space. That would change the following year, when Pontiac offered several new options such as power steering and brakes and power windows. Air conditioning could also be installed, even though the “extra� came at 20 percent premium to the final price. The Pontiacs were built for comfort and reliability, not speed or performance, after all. So the addition was popular for buyers seeking a “family car� by eyeballing the Star Chief, Chieftain Deluxe and Chieftain Special. The Chieftain Deluxe station wagon was the top of the line for the year. The wagon weighed 3,716 pounds and sold for $2,579. The car in the LeMay collection was owned by Jack Keudell, the owner of a Pontiac dealership in St. Helens, Ore. from 1937 until his death in 1970. He started as a partner and became the sole owner in 1946. In 1954 his wife Muriel convinced him


that she needed a station wagon to transport their three sons. The family drove it to Yellowstone and Glacier Park on vacations. It was their family car until it was sold to a customer of the dealership. The eight-cylinder car came back in 1969, after 72,000 miles passed through its grill, when the owner wanted something with power steering. Keudell made a trade and gave the car to his son, who drove his family in the car as his father did during his childhood. It later went into storage. It was later restored and donated


in Keudell’s memory. It has 84,700 miles on the odometer. In the summer of 1969 Mrs. Holmes and her son returned to the dealership because she was 70 and needed a car with power steering. The car had 72,000 miles. Jack gave the 122-horsepower car to his son, David Keudell of Vancouver, Wash. After some cleaning and repairs, David used it as a family car until it was stored in 1972 with about 84,000 miles. In 2004, at 84,700 miles, David donated this car to the museum as a tribute to his late father.


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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More than 500 people voted online and through e-mail in Tacoma Weekly’s Cutest Couple Contest, and by a handful of votes babies edged out a picture of a soldier and his girlfriend. The babies will now receive a bouquet of roses from Fife Flowers and dinner for two at Fife City Bar and Grill (which

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Students from the Tacoma School of the Arts, (SOTA), and the Science and Math Institute, (SAMI), met together for 12 days in January in a Spirit of Art mini-term class which focused on Native American art, history, culture, and legends, with a heavy emphasis on our own Puyallup Native Americans. We were blessed to spend time with Shaun Peterson, a Puyallup artist of a great variety of mediums, one of his most recent being the Welcome Figure at Tollefson Plaza in Tacoma. His art became a solid example of the Salish style. 8LIWXYHIRXWFIKERF]¿VWXGST]MRK one of Mr. Peterson’s styles, then going on to draw something from their own

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life, or to illustrate a legend or poem that they had come up with, being sure to include many of the symbols that were common to Salish artists. For QER] WXYHIRXW XLMW [EW XLIMV ¿VWX time in a high school art class, and we think they did a marvelous job. We’ve included mostly art today, with a few legends or poems, due to a fabulous gift of a color page from the Tacoma Weekly staff. We’d like to thank them for being generous and agreeable to this idea. As you peruse the art, I think you’ll quickly see why we wanted to go with color. Outside of the classroom we were also honored to get to hear from Connie McCloud and Isador Tom at

the Puyallup Tribe’s new youth center on Levee Road. Connie shared her own life story, as well as her heart’s dream for the Puyallup youth, and how they would ¿RH LSTI XLVSYKL XLMW KVIEX FYMPHMRK Mr. Tom shared much about spirituality, and how it is a part of our lives. Further down the road, students were given a tour by Gabriel Landry of the Puyallup Tribe’s Clinic, Spirit House, and the outside of the Elders Building, as Shaun Peterson had done the artwork on the door. We felt so grateful to all of these people for giving our students their time and wisdom. ~ SAMI instructors for this class were: Mary Mann (Art), Amy Hawthorne (Humanities), and Shari Shelton (Creative Writing).

Caitlyn Patterson, SOTA

Julia Lockhart, SOTA

Elise Wolfer, SAMI

Anastazia Kidder, SAMI

Rachel Duke, SAMI

Tracy McGraw, SAMI Elise Wolfer, SAMI Chris Horyn, SAMI Megan Giles, SOTA

Maia Grudzien, SOTA Isaiah had us a bit worried, as he kept working on a piece at home. Two days before class ended, he finally brought this to school and wowed us all!

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Maddisyn Scott, SOTA

Sokyana Srey, SOTA

My grandfather speaks to the earth. His hands are calloused and cut, calloused and cut. Long ago, he learned to confer with the earth. He took the rock, and from broken pieces made tools. With copper chisels he coaxes the glass into snakes and bends Same as the water, same as the wind. Curves, incompliant, can be convinced. Peaks, persistent, can be appeased. My grandfather took from the earth the glass Gave it form, gave it form. My grandfather speaks to the earth. He is answered. Amaranth Perkins-Booker


There once lived a red eagle. It was the only eagle that is red that has ever lived. No one had ever seen this eagle, except when people were playing soccer. The people played only once every four years. The reason for this is that the people feared the red eagle. They feared him because every year when they played soccer, the red eagle appeared from thin air and soared right over them. As he soared over them, he just looked down and stared at them. Instead of watching the soccer game, the people would mostly only pay attention to the eagle’s eyes. When they stared at the eagle’s eyes you would see a

Bre Forrest, SOTA

reflection of the soccer ball that they were playing with. As the eagle disappeared into the mountains, the ball disappeared as well. And so it continues. Every four years the people play soccer to see if the red eagle will reappear from thin air again, and he does. Each year one red feather falls as the eagle leaves, and it is said to bring good luck to whoever catches it… I chose to include a soccer ball in my eagle’s eye, because soccer is a big part of my life, and a big part of my family members’ lives, too.

Aarjay Narayan

Ami Perkins-Brooker, SAMI

Teachers and students interested in submitting work may get guidelines or information from Shari Shelton, (253) 906-3769 (before 8 a.m. and after 3 p.m.) or at, or may contact Donna McCracken, (253) 475-8387 or


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Two employees of Hooters were forced into an industrial freezer by masked gunmen on Feb. 4. A janitor had briefly left a door unlocked early in the morning at the restaurant, located at 6812 Tacoma Mall Blvd. Two men with handguns entered and forced him into the freezer. Upon arrival, they sent the manager to the freezer. They stole money from the establishment and fled. The employees used their weight against the locked door and broke free. They were not injured.


A woman was stabbed in the 5000 block of South 58th Street on Feb. 1. She told police she was attacked by a group of four women. After a canine search and interviews, officers determined it was more likely she was stabbed by her female roommate. That woman was arrested and booked for domestic violence and aggravated assault. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment.


A transient wanted to ride a Pierce Transit bus for free on Feb. 1. The driver refused, so the transient yelled and swore at him. Later on the route, the transient again tried to board without paying. The driver refused to open the door. The transient shattered a bus window with his fist. Police located the man, who said he was angry due to issues with the state Department of Social and Health Services. On the ride to jail, he banged his head against the partition in the patrol car. He is charged with first-degree malicious mischief.


A young woman accused of forcing a teenage girl into prostitution was arrested on Jan. 31. Police found the teen at a motel in the 8700 block of South Hosmer Street. The girl, reported as a runaway, was taken home. The suspect, 21, allegedly advertised the services of two girls on the Internet. She was arrested on suspicion of promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor.


On Jan. 30, a man called 911 to report an explosion tore the roof off his car near State Route 16 and Jackson Avenue. Police reported an explosion, but it was in the 2100 block of North Shirley Street. Pieces of the same car model as the caller were strewn about. Earlier there were calls about shots being fired in that area. Police believe the reported shots were an explosion. The man and his passenger were taken to a hospital for treatment. Police impounded the car as part of their investigation.


A fire in a vacant house on Jan. 29 was caused by arson, according to Tacoma Fire Department. The blaze occurred in the 4800 block of South â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Street. No injuries were reported. Damages are estimated at $103,000.

Pierce County Library Board reports that county librariesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; e-book blockade campaign was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;strong success.â&#x20AC;? In November and December 2012, thousands of Pierce County residents participated in a campaign to urge major book publishers to sell e-books to libraries. In response to publishers either not selling e-books to libraries or doing so at inflated prices or with strict restrictions, Pierce County Library asked residents to send letters and e-mails to publishers. Managers timed the campaign with e-readers being hot holiday gifts and connected the lack of e-books to a timely holiday icon, Scrooge, played by publishers. The results are in and managers are calling the e-book Scrooge campaign a strong success. People picked up 10,400 postcards to send to publishers, which worked out to approximately 1,700 postcards sent to each of the six publishers, and people sent 595 e-mail messages. Since the launch of the campaign, Penguin announced it plans to sell to libraries in spring 2013 with limited checkouts per e-book and a six-month delay on buying some new books. Also, Macmillan Publishing announced it will offer libraries backlist (not new) e-books, for use of up to two years or 52 checkouts, whichever comes first, at the price of $25 each e-book.

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Members of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 are once again collecting peanut butter to help feed hungry people in Pierce County. The Pierce County Central Labor Council kicked off its annual peanut butter drive in January, with support from District 751 and other labor unions. Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive collected nearly two tons of peanut butter, which was donated to the Emergency Food Network and distributed throughout Pierce County. District 751 Machinists were the top contributors to the effort, collecting 552 jars of peanut butter, which was 27 percent of the total. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are an American staple, and peanut butter is an essential source of protein for many people â&#x20AC;&#x201C; children in particular, said David Henry, a District 751 officer who represents the union as a delegate to the Pierce Council Central Labor Council. Union stewards and members are being encouraged to bring jars of peanut butter to their local lodge meetings in February. Donations of peanut butter can be dropped off at District 751 union halls in Auburn, Everett, Renton and Seattle.


What is believing? What questions do you hear the people who live in the Pacific Northwest raise about belief? On Feb. 23, these questions and more will be explored at Associated Ministriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; second annual conference â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spiritual Climate Change: Toward a New Future for Faithâ&#x20AC;? being held at Pacific Lutheran University. The conference features author Diana Butler Bass. She observes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hints of a new spiritual awakening are all around us. This awakening,

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however, is rather different than those in the past. Not an evangelical event, not based in traditional revivalism, this Great Awakening can be discovered in all faith communities in a new quest for experiential faith.â&#x20AC;? A conversation/reception will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church near PLU on Feb. 22, the evening before the conference, to introduce Bass, a free opportunity to get a taste of what Saturday will be like. To learn more about the conference and to register, visit http://associatedministries. org/2013annualconference.

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University of Puget Sound President Ronald R. Thomas has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), joining his peers from across the nation to represent the voice of private, nonprofit institutions on a national level. Thomas was formally appointed to a threeyear term on Feb. 6 at NAICUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Members of the board set the associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agenda on federal higher education policy and oversee its financial administration. The 44-member board also encourages support of NAICU priorities and initiatives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;President Thomas was selected by his peers because of his expertise in the field, proven leadership and commitment to Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college students,â&#x20AC;? said NAICU President David L. Warren. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He assumes his responsibilities at a time of great challenge and transformation for American higher education.â&#x20AC;? Since assuming the role of president at Puget Sound 10 years ago, Thomas has served in numerous positions representing the higher education sector, including as a member of the board of directors for the American Council on Education, and as a member of the Education Cabinet of the Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Times. He is former chair of the board of Independent Colleges of Washington and served on the NCAA Division III Presidents Council. Thomas is a current member of the executive committee of the Annapolis Group, a consortium of about 130 leading, independent liberal arts colleges. NAICU serves as a national voice for independent higher education. Since 1976 it has addressed federal government policy issues such as student aid, taxation and government regulation. NAICUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than 1,000 member institutions and associations enroll nine out of every 10 students attending private institutions. Its members range widely, including traditional liberal arts colleges; major research universities; historically black colleges; art institutions; and schools of law, medicine, business and engineering.


The Heritage League of Pierce County presented their third annual Recognition Awards on Feb. 2 at the Washington State History Museum. Karen Hass, league president and master of ceremonies, gave the awards following recommendations from the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awards committee. The Lakewood Historical Society received the Heritage League 2012 Institutional Achieve-

ment Award for their acclaimed â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Future Rememberedâ&#x20AC;? program, which highlighted the 50th anniversary of the Seattle Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fair and related events in the Lakewood area. The program included a special 12-page edition of the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prairie Gazetteâ&#x20AC;? newsletter. Becky Huber, president of the Lakewood Historical Society, accepted the award. Lakewood resident Phil Raschke received the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Connections award for his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Historical Philâ&#x20AC;? radio series, which airs daily at 9:30 a.m. on KLAY 1180 AM. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Historical Philâ&#x20AC;? segment provides Pierce County listeners with a daily historical look at interesting people and events in Pierce County. Cited programs included â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Old Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gulch,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Cushman Indian School and Hospital,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spanaway, How a Unique City Got Its Unique Nameâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Early Steilacoom Pioneer Laura Belle Downey Bartlett.â&#x20AC;? Raschke is one of the original members of the Lakewood Arts Commission and a board member of Lakewood Playhouse. Tacoma Weekly journalist and local historian Steve Dunkelberger received the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heritage Advocate Award for his books, numerous feature writings, lectures and his untiring efforts to preserve the history of the area. Dunkelberger was one of the original founders of the Lakewood Historical Society and a former board member of the Historic Fort Steilacoom Association. He is currently chair of Lakewoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landmarks and Heritage Advisory Board. Dunkelberger, along with Walter Neary, co-authored the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Images of Americaâ&#x20AC;? book on the history of Lakewood. The book is currently on sale at the Lakewood History Museum. The Heritage League of Pierce County helps gives voice and exposure to more than 40 historical organizations located within Pierce County. Guest speaker for the event was Bennish Brown, president and CEO of the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.




This just in: Peanut butter cures library fines By Kathleen Merryman

Tacoma Public Library is about to redefine â&#x20AC;&#x153;fine food.â&#x20AC;? From Feb. 19 through March 2, it will offer a delectable deal to anyone who owes late fees on a book: Bring in any three non-perishable food items, and the library will erase $10 in overdue book fines. Repeat as needed. Imagine, a tin of tuna, a jar of peanut butter and a box of powdered eggs could erase the memory of the mystery hidden under the sofa cushions for two months. They would also make pretty good Mystery Basket contents on the Food Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chopped,â&#x20AC;? but that is another story. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope that this program will encourage people to return overdue items and clear their library records while having the opportunity to donate food to help people in their community rather than just pay fees,â&#x20AC;? said librarian Rhonda Kristoff. This program is her recipe, down to the details. s !LL EIGHT OF 4ACOMAS PUBLIC LIBRARIES


are participating. s !LL THE FOOD WILL GO TO FOOD BANKS IN the neighborhood where it was donated. s $ONATIONS MUST BE NON PERISHABLE

canned, boxed or sealed. No fresh veggies, fruits or meats. s .O HOME CANNED OR HOMEMADE ITEMS

no matter how tasty they are. s .O ALCOHOL OR MIXERS s .O RUSTY OR UNLABELED CANS NOR ANY that are within 30 days of the past due date. s 9OU DO NOT HAVE TO OWE FINES TO donate. s $ONATIONS CANNOT PAY FOR LOST OR damaged items. $ONATIONS CAN HOWEVER RESTOCK FOOD banks running low after the holidays. They can get the food banks on track to surpass the 6,313,944 pounds of food Emergency Food Network distributed in 2012. That food went home in 530,278 client visits. ! CLIENT VISIT COULD REPRESENT ONE PERSON

or a family of any size, said Emergency &OOD .ETWORK %XECUTIVE $IRECTOR (ELEN McGovern. She said that each month, 110,000 people seek help finding food. Nine-


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MONEY FOR SAMI. Students at Science and Math Institute

explore Point Defiance Park as part of a class project. When inside, students and teachers spend their time in portable structures. Bond money will be used to pay for permanent buildings for the campus.

The second is that parents and other residents recognized the need for the improvements. (E MENTIONED THE NEWEST HIGH school, Science and Math Institute. It is housed in portable BUILDINGS AT 0OINT $EFIANCE Park. The bond would fund construction of a campus of permanent buildings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When people think of that situation, they see a need,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The community as a whole believes in education.â&#x20AC;? The third is â&#x20AC;&#x153;the dynamic leadership of our new superintendent,â&#x20AC;? Carla Santorno. Stewart said she is committed to boosting test scores and graduation rates. Proposition 1 received endorsements from Tacoma/ Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, labor unions and COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS h!LL of those things enabled us to be successful.â&#x20AC;? Passage of the bond would

ty-nine percent of them fall below the national poverty line, and almost half are families with at least one adult working. Of those 110,000 people, 39 percent are younger than 18 and 14 percent are people older than 55. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The number one item area food banks are especially in need of is peanut butter,â&#x20AC;? McGovern noted. ! HUNGRY KID DOES NOT HAVE TO COOK peanut butter. McGovern rounded out the most wanted list: canned tuna, chicken, beef, chili, stew, ravioli, cannelloni, fruits and vegetables; hot cereals, powdered eggs and milk, juices, Ensure and other supplemental drinks, baby formula and diapers. She is delighted with the food drive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our libraries are the heart of the community, a place where people come together,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our neighbors are in need, and this is a way to show the generosity of the residents in Tacoma. This is a win-win. The fine is paid. Materials can be checked out, and families can have access to nutritious food at their local food bank.â&#x20AC;? Fine food, indeed.

result in a seven-year reduction in property taxes. This is because the district will eliminate approximately $70 million in taxes that voters approved in 2010 to pay for new schools and refinance the costs of two projects that were approved at THAT TIME n 7ASHINGTON (OYT %LEMENTARY 3CHOOL AND (UNT Middle School â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with longTERM DEBT FROM THE BOND $IStrict officials estimate the bond would cost the average homeowner $58 per year. Three schools listed on historic register designations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Washington and McCarver elementary schools and Stewart Middle Schools â&#x20AC;&#x201C; would be modernized, with efforts made to preserve their architectural CHARACTER 7ILSON (IGH 3CHOOL would get new wings for classrooms. Results of the election are not official until certification takes place on Feb. 26.

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decades. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to think 10 steps ahead,â&#x20AC;? Mello said. That could change with the Transportation )MPROVEMENT $ISTRICT FORMATION THAT NOW COLLECTS $20 from vehicle license tabs, since Mello plans to forward the idea of using some of the revenue from that fee to develop a city-wide plan that would cover roads, bike routes, walking paths and sidewalks, bus routing and future Link expansions when that day comes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without it, we have missed the boat time and time again,â&#x20AC;? Mello said. That plan, however, will come too late for the current Link discussions. Sound Transit is entering the final stages of the PROCESS TO SELECT A WAY TO EXPAND LIGHT RAIL SERVICE ! top choice and a fallback route are expected to face a Sound Transit Commission vote this spring after transit officials do further research of each of the six routes under initial consideration. The options have been studied for the last two years and once included 24 routes or variations. 4HE ROUTES ON THE SHORT LIST ARE TH !VENUE TO 5NION !VENUE WITH A ROUTE ALONG 3TADIUM 7AY AND $IVISION 3TREET ! VARIATION OF THAT ROUTE WOULD LOOP down Jefferson Street to connect back to downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MUSEUM DISTRICT STATION !NOTHER OPTION WOULD RUN ALONG 3TADIUM AND $IVISION BEFORE RUNNING TO TH Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Expanding THE CURRENT LINE FROM THE $OME $ISTRICT TO TH AND Portland is another idea, while another would run the LINE FROM THE $OME $ISTRICT STATION INTO &IFE ALONG 0ACIFIC (IGHWAY 4HE FINAL ROUTE UNDER REVIEW WOULD SEE TRACKS RUNNING ALONG 0ORTLAND !VENUE THEN TH Street to the Tacoma Mall along 48th Street. 4HE  MILE ROUTE ALONG TH !VENUE IS PROJECTED to cost $163 million. It has high potential ridership by providing transit service to downtown and THE 4ACOMA $OME ALTHOUGH THAT SERVICE IS ACTUALLY slower than current bus routes on the strip. It also has low potential of economic development spinoffs because the area is largely built out as well as could affect historic and park sites in the area. The downtown loop option would run 4.2 miles at a cost of $249 million. It touts a high potential OF RIDERSHIP WITH FAST SERVICE TO THE 4ACOMA $OME

particularly for disadvantaged and low-income riders. On top of its high price tag, it could create noise concerns and could affect park and historical sites. The Martin Luther King Jr. Way route would cost $133 million and span 2.3 miles if built. It would also have high ridership and serve minority communities but also run along a route that is largely built out, which limits economic development opportunities as well as could have noise and landmark effects. 4HE 0ORTLAND !VENUE ROUTE WOULD COST  MILlion and run 2.3 miles. It better connects the area to downtown, serves minority communities and has LITTLE IMPACT ON LANDMARKS !LTHOUGH IT HAS FEW CONnections to other transit options, it would run along a route that does not support higher density and would

have little potential for local funding through a tax district. 4HE 0ACIFIC (IGHWAY ROUTE WOULD IMPROVE TRANSIT time from the area to downtown Tacoma, and would be the first big infrastructure in the area in more than a decade. It also has a large amount of vacant land that could spark redevelopment and economic growth and has a low impact on landmarks. The route, however, would cost $164 million to run 3.3 miles and would serve the lowest number of regional destinations and transit connections. It also has the lowest potential ridership. The Tacoma Mall route would run 5.4 miles at a cost of $292 million along a route with few redevelopment sites, but has the largest number of regional destinations and community centers with little impact to landmarks. The route, however, is also not faster than current bus routes, lacks much economic development potential and is more expensive than other routes. Those facts make it unlikely to be among the routes forwarded for further review. /NCE A TOP CHOICE IS SELECTED IN !PRIL THE FUNDing dance begins. Sound Transit has projected about $150 million in funding for the route expansion, with about $50 million coming from the regional transportation agency, $50 million through federal grants and the remainder coming from partnerships and other sources, including options for a Local Improvement $ISTRICT AND PRIVATE INVESTMENTS THAT COULD INCLUDE talks with the Puyallup Tribe to contribute to the route heading into Fife if that route makes the cut this spring. The current 1.6-mile light rail line serves six staTIONS FROM THE 4HEATER $ISTRICT TO THE 4ACOMA $OME Station, with trains running every 12 minutes during the day. The 10-year-old service cost $77 million to construct. It served a million riders last year and marks its 10th anniversary this summer. Voters in 2008 approved an expansion of Tacoma Link as part of the Sound Transit 2 ballot measure. Routes have been talked about ever since, with formal study starting in 2010. !ND THEN THERE IS ALSO TALK OF ANOTHER 3OUND Transit ballot measure coming down the line as early as 2016. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those are very, very preliminary discussions,â&#x20AC;? Sound Transit spokesperson Kimberly Reason said.

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TCC men blow past Highline


CUTTING HARD. Kaitlyn Sauders drives to the hoop in the Lady Titans’ win over Highline. She contributed 10 points for TCC. By Jeremy Helling


Bellarmine wins in overtime, Mount Tahoma falls


he Lincoln Lady Abes rode the waves of momentum in their first district playoff game in six years. Unfortunately, it was Kelso that had the last laugh, as the Abes surrendered a 12-point lead with four minutes left in the game to fall 62-57 to the Highlanders on Feb. 12 at Clover Park High School. “Chalk it up to playoff inexperience, (being) defensively gassed, all the things that (you start conditioning) in the summer time to try to avoid,” said Lincoln head coach Cal-Jean Lloyd, adding that the experience will help down the road. “It’s all mental. There’s no coaching strategy, it’s just a mental game. (Kelso) had the final advantage in momentum.” Tamia Braggs – who led Lincoln with 25 points and added nine rebounds – put the Abes up 56-44 with a layup midway through the fourth quarter that completed a 16-3 run. But the Highlanders quickly responded, outscoring the Abes 18-1 down the stretch by applying tough pressure defense. Kelso tied it on Brianna Salberg’s layup with 1:20 remaining, and Kailynn Rae nailed a three-pointer less than a minute later to put the Highlanders ahead for good. Trailing 16-8 at the end of the first quarter, the Abes outscored Kelso 17-16 in the second quarter to trail 32-25 at the break. Braggs had seven points in the period, Precious Hunkin cut the deficit to 25-22 with a three-pointer with under two minutes left and Ki-Renee Armstrong added a three-point play with 13 seconds until the break. Hunkin helped the Abes keep pace early in the third quarter, and Armstrong fired a nice pass to Braggs for an easy layup midway through the quarter to X See BASKETBALL / page A9


GOOD LOOKS. (Top) Lincoln freshman Tamia Braggs (33) puts

up a shot in the second half against Kelso, as she finished with 25 points and nine rebounds. (Bottom) Senior guard Ki-Renee Armstrong, seen going up for a layup in the first half, finished with 13 points for Lincoln in the loss.

In a game that could only be classified as crucial, Tacoma Community College women’s coach Heidi Collier needed someone to step up and deliver to keep the team in the hunt for a NWAACC postseason playoff spot. Enter Angie Sanchez, who poured in 31 points to go along with five rebounds as TCC coasted to a 64-55 win at home over Highline on Feb. 11 to improve to 8-4 in league play. “Angie was huge tonight in this must-win game, and our role players really stepped up tonight,” said Collier, who has been really impressed with the tenacity of her young team in pressure-packed late-season games. “Our defense was big when we needed it to be, and we will have to maintain the same intensity for the rest of the season.” Struggling to find any kind of consistent offense early, the Lady Titans turned up the defensive pressure, marching out to a 40-24 lead early in the second half. In addition to Sanchez’s 31 points, Kaitlyn Sauders would pitch in with 10 points. Keana Magalei led the Lady Thunderbirds with 18 points. “It was a struggle early tonight, just like the early part of our season, but we kicked it into another gear and got a much-needed win tonight,” Sanchez said. Highline could find no way to contain Sanchez all night long with her array of silky smooth jumpers and quick drives to the hoop. “We have a special group of girls who really enjoy practices, which is rare for a really young team such as ours,” Collier said. “We hope we can ride this attitude to the NWAACC tournament.” Sanchez and Collier both acknowledged, however, that the Lady Titans have to get better at rebounding if they are to go far in the postseason. But if they find a way to control the glass and Sanchez continues her torrid scoring, the Lady Titans could make things interesting come the first week of March in Kennewick.


With a stinging loss earlier in the season to Highline weighing heavy on his mind, Titans head coach Carl Howell wondered which team would show up on Feb. 11 at home – the one that took the court in Burien that night, or the one that is now at full health with point guard Josh Lord back from a seven-game stint on the injured list. He got his answer early. Lord led the way with 13 points, nine assists and six rebounds as TCC ran away and hid from the Thunderbirds 90-51 to improve their record to 8-3 in league play, two games behind first-place Pierce College. “This was one of our best games of the year,” said Howell. “It definitely was our best defensive game of the year. We’ll need more games with this defensive mentality down the stretch.” While Lord did a masterful job of directing the offense, he was not alone in contributing to this dominating win, with Damani Coley leading the Titans with 17 points, including a 4-for-5 performance from beyond the arc. Ex-Wilson Ram Jibreel Stevens chipped in with 13 points on the night, and Curtis grad Julian Vaughn added 10 points for TCC. “Highline is a tough team, although you would not know it by the score tonight,” Lord said. “That first game was weighing heavily on our mind, but we went out and took care of business early.” The Titans got off to a quick start, with Coley hitting early treys and punctuating his performance with a soaring, driving dunk inside the last two minutes of the first half to help take a commanding 49-28 lead at the break. “We got to put our transition game on full display tonight,” Howell said. “It was a far cry from our worst game of the year, (which was) our loss to them in Burien.” With early-season worries about his team’s consistency behind him, Howell will now get his team to focus on the upcoming five games to close the season and the NWAACC tournament. “We’re going to need this effort on a nightly basis and with Josh’s return, that certainly will aid our cause, needless to say,” Howell said. Lord, whose play resembles his All-Narrows League days at Mount Tahoma, is looking forward to the rest of the season. “This league has such a wealth of talent on a night-in, night-out basis, but we feel we can play with anyone, and we’ll definitely have to maintain our consistency through the NWAACC tournament.”


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Veterans, youth get first shots at state

By Jeremy Helling

Patiole Pesefea found himself in a pivotal spot in his 285pound match in the 3A wrestling regionals. Tied 1-1 with Timberlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cole Stevens in the second round of the consolation bracket â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with a berth in the Mat Classic on the line â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Foss senior got a last-second takedown for the victory, becoming one of seven Tacoma wrestlers to advance at the regionals on Feb. 9 at Bonney Lake High School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to quit,â&#x20AC;? said Pesefea, who went on to beat Auburn-Mountainviewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dakota Weir to claim third place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked these past couple months really hard to get here. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to (go through all that) if Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to state, because I want to be there and I deserve to be there after all the hard work I put in at practice.â&#x20AC;? That was a common theme for several local wrestlers, as others punched their inaugural ticket to Tacoma Dome for this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mat Classic after falling short in recent years. After winning his first matchup over Decaturâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Justin Robinson, Mount Tahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joey Gillies found himself dropping to the consolation bracket after a loss to Timberlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defending state champ Stone Hart in the 220-pound semifinals. But the Thunderbirdsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; senior pinned


46=05.65 (Top left) Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Juan Vicente (right) battles Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Joseph Wurtz during his

win in the 126-pound consolation semifinals. (Top right) Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Keidrick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Bannon (left) and Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Neiman lock up in the 170-pound consolation semifinals, as Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Bannon emerged with the win to advance to state. (Bottom) Foss senior Patiole Pesefea (left) battles Decaturâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kyle Gleed in the 285-pound semifinals.

Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s B.J. Hawthorne 32 seconds into the third round to earn his trip to state, and later topped Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tanner Colburn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who beat Gillies the prior week at the league tournament â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to earn third place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels great, man,â&#x20AC;? said Gillies, who lost to senior teammate Jon Devine at the 4A regionals last year to fall just short of a state berth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That definitely helped me out for this year.

(Devine) was like a lot of these wrestlers out here. Big, strong and heavyâ&#x20AC;Śthatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to watch out for now.â&#x20AC;? Colburn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a freshman who has shown serious potential in the last few weeks for the Rams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; had outlasted Robinson 4-3 in the consolation semifinals to earn his first trip to state. Lincoln senior Juan Vicente â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who earned his first state trip after being an alternate last year

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â&#x20AC;&#x201C; headlined a trio of Abes that advanced to Tacoma Dome, outlasting Fossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Joseph Wurtz 12-8 in the semifinals of the 126pound consolation bracket on his way to taking fourth place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a tough match,â&#x20AC;? said Vicente, who fought through an ankle injury in his first match of the day and a bloody nose in the bout against Wurtz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be tough (at the state meet), but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to go hard.â&#x20AC;?

Lincoln junior teammate Keidrick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Bannon topped Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chris Neiman 7-3 in the consolation semifinals at 170 pounds to punch his state ticket, getting a key takedown midway through the third round to pull away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like I made a lot of people happy, including myself,â&#x20AC;? said Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Bannon, who had won 10-2 over Decaturâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christian Napper-Mercer before falling 3-1 to Enumclawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Falani Gill to drop to the consolation bracket. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t easy though. It took a lot of hard work.â&#x20AC;? Abes freshman Avery Meyer also earned a spot at the Mat Classic, ripping off a pair of 4-2 wins in the 120-pound consolation bracket over Enumclaw senior Garrett Jarosz and North Thurston senior Justin Savard to take third place. Wilson senior Jake Ferris â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the defending state 195-pound runner-up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; delivered the lone title for Tacoma wrestlers on the day by pinning Auburn-Mountainviewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kalvin Saxby in his first match, winning 14-4 over Timberlineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tanner Risk in the semifinals and topping Decaturâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rowland Gaydosh 5-3 in a tightknit final. The Mat Classic at Tacoma Dome begins on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It continues on Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., with the finals to take place at 5:15 p.m.

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STATE BOUND. Mount Tahoma’s Ian Pallisigui placed fourth in the 100-yard butterfly at the 3A boys swim districts on Feb. 9 and will advance to state, where

he will also swim in the 50-yard freestyle.

SPORTSWATCH 3A SWIMMERS STATE BOUND Wilson’s Kevin Frey headlined the local representation at the West Central District III Swim Meet on Feb. 9 at Hazen High School, winning the 200-yard freestyle to help the Rams to a seventh-place finish as a team. Frey beat Enumclaw’s William Cooper by just over six tenths of a second in the 200 free, finishing in one minute and 50.90 seconds to advance to the state meet. Frey will also join Tyler Brubaker, Jesse Gayvoronski and Austin Lawrence in swimming the 200-yard freestyle relay at state, and Brubaker, Lawrence, Cody Dodge and Conner Schell will represent the Rams in the 200-yard medley relay. Mount Tahoma senior Ian Pallisigui took fourth place in the 100-yard butterfly at districts – finishing in 56.26 seconds – and will also be swimming the 50-yard freestyle at state this weekend. The state swim meet takes place on Feb. 15-16 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The 3A preliminaries are on Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m., with the finals on Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. The 4A preliminaries are on Feb. 15 at 6:15 p.m., with the finals on Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

WRESTLING REGIONAL RESULTS Bellarmine Prep will be sending

two wrestlers to the Mat Classic after taking place in the 4A regionals at Snohomish High School on Feb. 9. Taylor Ladenburg led the way for the Lions, winning the 182-pound championship match 4-2 over Olympia’s Josh Newbill after earlier pinning Mason Beaver and South Kitsap’s Michael Beard. Lion 220-pounder Elliot Villars will also advance to the Dome after topping Cascade’s Blake Carrico 15-3 in the consolation bracket before falling to Lynnwood’s Manuel Vasquez to place fourth. The Lions’ Hunter Taylor qualified as a second alternate to state in the 170-pound bracket. Tacoma Baptist sophomore Matt Carroll qualified for state at the 2B regionals at Chief Leschi High School on Feb. 9, pinning Willapa Valley’s Nick Betrozoff in the 113-pound semifinals before falling to Winlock’s Marco Bautista to place second. Crusader teammate David Stone took third place in the 126-pound bracket to also advance to state, pinning Adna’s Nolan Balzer in the opening round and again in the consolation finals. The Mat Classic takes place at the Tacoma Dome, starting on Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. and continuing on Feb. 16 at 10 a.m.

LOGGERS START >0;/:>,,7 The University of Puget Sound baseball team began its season with a bang, sweeping three games

at Saint Martin’s on Feb. 9-10. Starter Matt Robinson shut down the Saints in a 12-0 win in the opener on Feb. 9, pitching seven innings and allowing five hits, with three walks and five strikeouts. The Loggers offense started quickly, scoring five runs in the second inning as Jeff Walton and Christian Carter both homered and combined to go 6-for-10 with nine runs batted in for the game. The Loggers escaped with a 5-4 win in the opener on Feb. 10, trailing 4-3 in the top of the ninth before Connor Savage and Kaulana Smith had back-to-back run-scoring hits to give UPS the win. Lucas Stone took the win in relief, pitching three innings and striking out six, while allowing a run on two hits. The offense carried the day again in the nightcap, as the Loggers won 16-9 to complete the successful series. Trailing 6-2 heading into the top of the fourth, the Loggers rattled off six runs to take the lead, and scored five runs in the final two innings to put the game away. Addison Melzer was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs, while Savage was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored and J.B. Eary added two RBIs for UPS. The Loggers now head to the Swing into Spring Classic in Pasco, where they will take on Corban on Feb. 15 at 10 a.m., Lewis & Clark on Feb. 16 at 10 a.m., Corban again on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. and Whitworth on Feb. 17 at 1 p.m.



Derek Frenzel and Tracy Wormwood each took two individual titles at the Northwest Conference Swim Championships on Feb. 8-10 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Frenzel took the NWC title in the 200-yard freestyle on Feb. 9, finishing with a time of one minute and 41.94 seconds. He bested that in his win in the 200-yard butterfly on Feb. 10, garnering an automatic qualifying time into the NCAA Championships in March with his preliminary swim and finishing in one minute and 49.95 seconds in the finals – his third career title in the event. Wormwood made it a clean career sweep in the 200-yard breaststroke on Feb. 10, winning her fourth consecutive title in the event after she finished in two minutes and 19.42 seconds. Wormwood led three Loggers in the championship final of the 100-yard breaststroke on Feb. 9, winning with a time of one minute and 4.43 seconds. Teale Kitson took another title in the 200-yard backstroke on Feb. 10 for the UPS men, while Melissa Norrish added a win in the 200-yard butterfly. The men’s team placed fourth with 454 points, while the women took second with 457 points.

For the second time this season, the UPS women’s basketball team fell just short of upsetting leagueleading and 11th-ranked Lewis & Clark, this time falling 76-74 to the Pioneers at home on Feb. 8. Kelsey McKinnis led the way for the Loggers with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Sarah Stewart had 15 points and Amanda Forshay added 10 points. The Loggers held an 18-13 lead midway through the first half, and a 52-48 lead midway through the second period, but each time the Pioneers were able to claw back and retake the lead. Kristina Williams led Lewis & Clark with 21 points. The Loggers bounced back with a convincing 79-57 win over Linfield on Feb. 9, pulling away in the second half after taking a 31-27 lead at the break. Forshay led four Loggers in double figures by scoring a season-high 21 points, going 7-for-10 from the field. Emily Sheldon added 15 points and a teamhigh five assists, while Stewart had 13 points and eight rebounds and McKinnis added 10 points. The Loggers were 23-for-25 from the free-throw line while Linfield was just 13-for-25. Sitting in sixth place at 6-8 in conference play and with the postseason out of the picture, the Loggers will finish the season by hosting Pacific (Ore.) on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. and George Fox on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.


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give Lincoln its first lead at 35-34. The lead changed hands a few more times, but Armstrong â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who finished with 13 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nailed a three with two seconds left to put Lincoln up 45-41 heading into the fourth. Armstrong added another three early in the final period to give the Abes a 54-44 lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just came out and really tried to play more our style of basketball, which would be tough on defense, contesting shots, (limiting Kelso to) one or two-shot opportunities,â&#x20AC;? Lloyd said. But turnovers began to spell trouble for the Abes, as Rae â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who tied Taylor Flick with a team-high 13 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and Salberg quickly brought Kelso back in the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really proud of where we are as a program, and hungry now to really get after it,â&#x20AC;? Lloyd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the way we wanted to end the season, but the future is bright. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of the girls. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a good night to be an Abe.â&#x20AC;? By Jeremy Helling

),33(9405,;67: ROGERS IN OVERTIME

Not a lot of things had gone right for Bellarmine Prep in the last two weeks. First, they lost starting point guard Jasmyne Holmes to injury, and then fell to Yelm at home in the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final game to settle for second in the Narrows 4A. As if that was not enough, they would have to face Rogers and their sharpshooting guard Leigha Stroh â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who broke Bellarmineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s district playoffs. But Bellarmine freshman Jayana Ervin would have nothing of it. She would go coast-to-coast for a layup with 0.5 seconds left in overtime to pull out a 41-39 win over the Rams at home on Feb. 12. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play very well tonight, but we found a way to win it in overtime,â&#x20AC;? said veteran Lady Lion head coach Kevin Meines, who was more than just a little relieved at gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really sloppy at times, but our kids got tough late in the game.â&#x20AC;? Both teams had trouble handling the rock in the first half, with Rogers clinging to a 20-15 lead at the break. But the second half took on a different look, with both teams having trouble finding the bottom of the net. With the Lady Lions struggling minus the ball handling abilities of Holmes, leading scorer Sydney Swofford could not find any offensive consistency, going 0-for-7 from the field. With the game tied 31-31 heading into overtime, Rogers got out of the gate fast, scoring the first five points for a 36-31 lead. The Lady Lions would come all the way back to tie it at 39-39 with under a minute left on Ionna Priceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s layup. After a Rogers miss on the offensive end, Ervin would perform her heroics to propel the Lions to the win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just got the ball and told myself that I had to make a play for the win,â&#x20AC;? Ervin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like (Minnesota Vikings running back) Adrian Peterson, I just got in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think, just do itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mode, and helped my team to the win.â&#x20AC;?

Price led the Lions with 14 points, while Stroh had 11 points for Rogers. The win set the Lions up to play top-ranked Mount Rainier in the district quarterfinals at Stadium High School on Feb. 15 at 7:45 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take our best effort against a great Mt. Rainier team,â&#x20AC;? Meines said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our girls should be pumped up for the opportunity.â&#x20AC;? By Steve Mullen


In a tightly-contested district playoff game, it was the charity stripe that killed Mount Tahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances for a late win. Trailing by no more than six points to Kennedy for the final six minutes, the Thunderbirds went just 6-for-17 from the free-throw line in the final quarter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and 10-for-26 for the game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as the Lancers topped Mount Tahoma 66-60 on Feb. 12 at Franklin Pierce High School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told them about (Duke University menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coach) Mike Krzyzewski and (former NBA coach) Phil Jackson,â&#x20AC;? said Thunderbirds head coach Calvin McHenry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The number one thing they say determines who wins playoff games is who makes the free throws and who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. And we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, so we lost.â&#x20AC;? Mount Tahoma took a 17-12 lead at the end of the first quarter, as Ashley Keys and Tanisha Lopez each hit two threepointers in the period. Lopez added two more three-pointers in the second quarter, the second of which broke a 22-22 tie with five minutes left. But Kennedy responded to take a 33-32 halftime lead, and then the Lancersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Celestina Ramirez took over. The junior guard scored 17 of her game-high 26 points in the second half, helping Kennedy build a lead while Lopez â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who tied Keys with a team-high 16 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was held scoreless after the break. After Leah Brooks had given the Thunderbirds a 44-42 lead with 2:40 left in the third, Ramirez responded with a three-pointer and followed up with a jumper in the lane to regain the lead for the Lancers. But Mount Tahomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rejie Wright came on strong in the final quarter, helping the Thunderbirds keep pace with an early three-point play and a driving layup that cut the deficit to 55-53 with 3:35 left. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as close as Mount Tahoma would get. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like they had no post players that could match up with Rejie,â&#x20AC;? McHenry said of his junior forward, who finished with 15 points and nine rebounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the second half, she finally started going to the hoop, something she should have done in the first half.â&#x20AC;? McHenry added that the game plan was for Wright to drive to the bucket early, and that Lopez needed to continue to take shots in the second half. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love these guys, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re unselfish,â&#x20AC;? McHenry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve told them all season, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to do what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asked to do. There are reasons for it.â&#x20AC;? Jeaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ohnna Lee added nine points and five rebounds for Mount Tahoma, while Nikki Miller had 16 points for Kennedy and Kelsey Abrejera added 14 points for the Lancers. By Jeremy Helling


BIG HALF. Mount Tahoma senior guard Tanisha Lopez hit four three-point-

ers and scored 16 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all in the first half â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough as the Thunderbirds fell to Kennedy.


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problems. The layout of the grounds provides excellent cover for bad guys, plus a no-fun playground that relocated former residents called â&#x20AC;&#x153;the baby cage.â&#x20AC;? THA recognizes that investing in shoddy buildings costs more than it saves over decades, and brings down the surrounding neighborhood. That is why it has been trying for 10 years to pull funding together to do better than those worn, depressing buildings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our job is to build against the market in ways that embolden other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money,â&#x20AC;? Mirra said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lovely and ugly are contagious.â&#x20AC;? That has meant setting high construction standards in Salishan and on Hilltop, and seeing them pay off in private development nearby. As Tacoma Housing Authority and Mercy Housing have redeveloped old complexes and built new ones, private investment has followed with trendy condos and a new private apartment building. Here is how you tell the private from the non-profit projects: The subsidized units have better handrails. THA also has learned that subsidized housing is not enough, and should not be forever for most people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try to help them prosper so their time with us is transforming and temporary,â&#x20AC;? Mirra said of residents. THA connects residents to the tools including education, counseling and job training. That is how those 20 living-wage careers fit into the redevelopment, compliments of WorkForce Central, Absher Construction and Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. Section 3 is a sensible provision that requires anyone building public housing to create jobs as well as homes by hiring low-income

people who live in the area. The point is to give them the training they need to become independent and successful. It starts with WorkForce Central recruiting applicants for 30 spots in Construction Academy, a free six-week pre-apprenticeship program covering the basics of the trade, said Jessica NealSmith, work force development manager. Graduates will be eligible for 20 jobs with the contractors and subcontractors working on the Hillside Terrace Revitalization Project. Those new jobs will fold into the 178 family-wage jobs Absher estimates the project will generate during the year and a half it will take to finish the first phase. Absher is an eager partner, said Small Business Program Manager Stephanie Caldwell and Superintendent John Amdal. The firm has built community housing projects since 1998, and

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New festival will showcase potent, local brews at Foss Waterway Seaport By Ernest A. Jasmin


ver the last four years, the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival has grown into one of the South Sound’s premier showcases for regional brewers. And this weekend organizers of that event will unveil its new, winter counterpart: The Big Beer Festival, which will be held in two 4-hour sessions, one starting at noon and the other at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., in Tacoma. Despite its name, the new festival will have a more intimate feel; only 1,500 tickets were made available compared to the 3,200 who attended Tacoma Craft Beer Fest last summer. “This is a new event, so we didn’t know how it would be,” said Bennett Thurmond who runs the festival with his fiance Roxi Lee. The “big” in Big Beer Fest refers primarily to the potency of concoctions that local brewmasters have whipped up for the inaugural event; 20 small breweries are participating, the likes of Tacoma’s Harmon Brewing Company 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. And all their beers will contain a minimum of 6 percent alcohol by volume. Beyond that, attendees can expect to sample a wide range of styles and flavors. “Big Beers are extremely popular as people’s appreciation, and tastebuds, have grown to accept those,” said Mike Runion, co-owner of Gig Harbor’s 7 Seas Brewing. “There is aging that goes along with those beers because of the higher

alcohol,” he explained. “You don’t want to taste alcohol and ethanol, and sometimes aging those beers actually settles them out. Sometimes they’re aged in kegs, stainless (steel). But sometimes they’re aged in whiskey barrels or wine barrels, again adding more flavors and complexity to the beer.” 7 Seas will be bringing its locally popular Ballz Deep Double India Pale Ale, which can be found in Tacoma at Stadium Thriftway, Tacoma Boys and Metropolitan Market. The brewery will also bring the last kegs of its winter seasonal beer Belgian Imperial Stout. “We bring in a different yeast strain that imparts a lot of banana, clove notes to it,” Runion said, describing the latter. “There’s a lot of roast notes in there. We also wanted to go a bit bigger with it, so it’s 9 percent (ABV.) It will definitely warm you up after a nice day.” Harmon Brewing will have several new beers on tap including its 11th Street IPA which was introduced at several Tacoma restaurants and taverns on Valentine’s Day to commemorate the recent reopening and 100th anniversary of the Murray Morgan Bridge on 11th Street. “I used 11 different varieties of hops and incorporated that into an IPA,” head brewer Jeff Carlson explained. “And then, for the 100 year anniversary, the hops will provide an IBU level of 100,” he added. IBU refers to the International Bitterness Units scale, which measures bitterness in beers. Harmon Brewing will also unveil a few collaborations with Dry Fly Distilling. Batches of Steep and Deep Winter Ale, Imperial Amber Harvest Ale and Striker Stout were aged in barrels from the Spokane distillery.

“It’s just like making wine or anything like that,” Carlson said. “You’ll pick up colors, aromas and flavors from that barrel. You’ll definitely get that whiskey aroma coming through. (Since) most of the barrels are made out of oak, usually that oak will tend to impart a little bit of a vanilla flavor to the beer.” Morgan Alexander is the new kid on the block. He’d been making his own home brews since high school. In 2010 he opened the Amocat Cafe at 625 St. Helens Ave. with the intention of dedicating half the space to coffee and the other half to beer. “But during the opening, the Health Department made me kind of shift my entire floor plan around, which precluded beer making from happening,” he said. Alexander finally got Tacoma Brewing Company up and running late last fall. Amocat hosts tastings on Friday nights; and Tacoma Brewing will have a few selections flowing through a light tap and dark tap this weekend. The light tap will be dedicated to IPAs, all of which will be a hefty 10 to 13 percent ABV. “The dark tap will be Bourbon Stout,” Alexander said. “We’ve been serving that and it’s been really popular. It’s very bourbon forward. This batch was made with molasses so it has kind of an added rich feel and flavor depth from the molasses.” Advance tickets to Big Beer Fest 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. Some proceeds will benefit YWCA Pierce County’s domestic violence prevention programs. The most up-to-date festival info is available at


DASH Center for the Arts will produce the eighth annual dance showcase KRUNK: “Str8 Beastin’ It” on Feb. 16, 7 p.m. at Theatre on the Square. Hosted by the teen members of Reality Check Dance Teams, KRUNK is a showcase instead of a competition that brings together dancers, dance companies and their audiences as a tribute to dance. KRUNK is a family-friendly event, showcasing all styles of dance. More than 50 dancers of all ages participate and the talent and showmanship are electrifying! See performances by Reality Check, Koncrete Movement, Kontagious, Audacity Cru, RCX, the Bosses, Dance Expressions and many more. Tickets $15 at DASH Center, 1504 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, at (253) 5079466 or


Seattle gets a taste of Tacoma’s musical goodness on Feb. 22, when the Hard Rock Café in Seattle (116 Pike St.) hosts live performances by headliner Champagne Sunday and guests Raymond Hayden and The Monsters In The Dark. This promises to be a night of honest, original music played by seasoned musicians who bring it every time they are on a stage. $8 advance tickets, $10 at the door, starts at 9 p.m.

ing the Oscars on the big screen and enjoy Farrelli’s Pizza and select desserts throughout the evening. Win free movies for a year by choosing the most correct Academy Awards, and come dressed as your favorite onscreen character to have the chance to win $100 from a local restaurant. Win great raffle prizes and amazing silent auction packages. All proceeds to go to the Grand Cinema’s Digital Conversion Campaign. Get tickets at (253) 593-4474 or



THREE ACADEMY AWARDS PARTY Make Feb. 24 your red carpet night by attending The Grand Cinema’s annual Academy Awards party at Theater on the Square. Enjoy the evening watch-

J.W. Sparrow of rural Pierce County fame and Gary Kanter, a New York-born songwriter/humorist with a passion for topical songs. Admission is free.

At 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, three highly entertaining Pacific Northwest songwriters will perform in a songwriter’s circle at King’s Books (218 St. Helens Ave.): Steve Nebel accompanied by wife Kristi Nebel,

ROCK OUT WITH SCIENCE! Seattle-Olympia rock duo Science! will play “Seattle Song,” “You and Rachel” and other cuts off last year’s self-titled debut album on Feb. 15, at Tacoma’s Harmon Tap Room, 204 St. Helens Ave. The show starts at 9 p.m., with a lineup that also includes Christine Salazar and Deborah Page. Cover is $5, and you have to be 21 or older to get in; call (253) 2122725 for more info.

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acobsen Junior has gone west! This winter University of Puget Soundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual concert for children will feature the world premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale of the Wild West.â&#x20AC;? Everyone is welcome to this narrated musical adventure performed by a student chamber orchestra and two actors. The performance will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 16 in Schneebeck Concert Hall. The Jacobsen Junior concert is the eighth organized by Grammy Award nominee Duane Hulbert, Puget Soundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair of piano. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have programmed â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Peter and the Wolfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the past few years,â&#x20AC;? said Hulbert. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year we wanted to create a fun new piece and feature an American folk hero. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Pecos Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has all the ingredients of a great tale. It has adventure, humor, and romance.â&#x20AC;? Other works will include Aaron Coplandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classical American delight â&#x20AC;&#x153;Billy the Kid,â&#x20AC;? Gioachino Rossiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;William Tell Overtureâ&#x20AC;? (the theme from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lone Rangerâ&#x20AC;?), William Grant Stillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Suite for Violin and Piano (3rd movement), and a brief excerpt from Ferde GrofĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grand Canyon Suiteâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale of the Wild Westâ&#x20AC;? was composed by Hulbert, with a narration written by his wife Judy Carlson Hulbert, a local theater director. Hulbert wrote the piece as part of an artist residency at the 15,000-acre Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming this past summer. A seven-minute, condensed version was performed in September 2012 at Puget Soundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Collage concert. According to American folklore, Pecos Bill was born in Texas in the 1830s. He fell out of his familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s covered wagon as a babe and was raised by coyotes. When he discovered he

was really a human, he decided to be the best rootinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tootinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cowboy in the country. He rode tornadoes, dug the Grand Canyon and Rio Grande, used a rattlesnake for a lasso and tamed wild horses. Then the beautiful redhead Slue-Foot Sue rode into his life on a catfish, and his life turned upside down. Just as in Sergei Prokofievâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peter and the Wolf â&#x20AC;? and Francis Poulencâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babar,â&#x20AC;? rhythm and musical motifs are used to portray the various characters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Pecos Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has a distinctly American sound,â&#x20AC;? Hulbert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As we drove to Wyoming for the artist residency, I listened to a lot of Copland. We also bought a CD of cowboy music and listened to Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. We wanted to give kids some fun classical music with a story that is lively and humorous.â&#x20AC;? The chamber orchestra will be conducted by Puget Sound Director of Bands Gerard Morris. Performers include Duane Hulbert, piano; Jinshil Yi, piano; Grace Youn, violin; a student brass ensemble and a chamber orchestra of Puget Sound students. Duane Hulbert will narrate Pecos Bill. Student actor Alex Adams will play Pecos Bill and Keenan Brogdon will narrate Billy the Kid. For tickets, order online at http://, or call Wheelock Information Center at (253) 879-6013 to purchase with a credit card. Admission is $5 for children and young adults ages 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18, $10 for adults and $25 for families of four and more. Children under 5 and University of Puget Sound students with identification enter free. Group ticket rates are available for parties of 10 or more by calling (253) 879-3555 in advance. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.


WORLD PREMIERE. Grammy nominated pianist and University of Puget Soundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chair of piano instruction, Duane Hulbert (left, seated), has written a new piece of music about the legendary Pecos Bill to create a concert for kids that includes actors, narrators and some fun modern classical music inspired in part by Western singers like Gene Autry.

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Train announces summer show, nine50nine plays Jazzbones Live Nation has announced Grammy Award-winning rock band Train will bring its “Mermaids of Alcatraz” tour to White River Amphitheatre on Aug. 14, and tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Feb. 16. Citi Card members will get first crack at tickets, with a special “presale” that began on Feb. 12. Prices will range from $25 to $89.70, according PHOTO COURTESY OF NINE50NINE to Ticketmaster. BUZZWORTHY. The band – New Seattle superknown for “Drops group nine50nine of Jupiter,” “Callwill headline ing All Angels” Jazzbones Saturday and other hits night, Feb. 16. – is touring in support of last year’s

“California 37” album. The Script and Gavin DeGraw will add support on the road this summer. New Seattle super-group nine50nine will headline a buzz-worthy show on Feb. 16, at Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave. The lineup includes singer-guitarist Ty Willman (of Green Apple Quickstep fame), drummer Dave Krusen (formerly of Pearl Jam), bassist Jeremy Lightfoot (Satchel, Buffaloes) and guitarists Cameron Brownfield and Alan Hunt. That outfit is out in support of its debut album “Hollow Bones,” which Triple Props records released in November. Local favorites Big Wheel Stunt Show and From the Sea will add support with music starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7; (253) 396-9169 or www.jazzbones. com for further details.

Have you wandered away from your New Years fitness resolution? IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET BACK ON TRACK By David B. Hardt

It is a new year, and it is already moving quickly. If you are like most Americans, there is a strong possibility you started 2013 trying to get off to a virtuous start with the time-tested making of fitness resolutions. Do not worry – you are not alone on this magical, life-changing roller coaster of epic challenge. According to Franklin Covey’s latest resolution survey, the number one resolution set for 2012 was to become more physically fit. This was nicely followed by improving one’s financial situation, improving one’s health and, of course, the classic losing the love handles. January through late February, like birds every year migrating north, gym memberships increase, and so does the waiting time to use the gym’s equipment. However, week by week the sights and sounds of highly motivated and fiercely dedicated members rapidly begin to dwindle. It is only a matter of time, sadly, before the once motivated are back to eating unhealthy foods and sitting comfortably on the couch, thus leaving only the true fitness enthusiasts to roam free in their briefly over-occupied pain palace. According to the Franklin Covey survey, an astounding 35 percent of New Year’s resolutions are broken by the end of January. Everyone has his or her own excuses for not following through, but there is always another day to jump back on the horse and start over. Nobody wants to fail, but sometimes failing teaches you, in a harsh way, how to succeed. If there is one person who can attest to seeing the ongoing battle of people keeping a resolution, it is STAR Center’s Marilyn Bechard, a National Strength and Condition Association certified personal trainer as well as a group exercise instructor. Before Bechard became a personal trainer, she was a competitive athlete also making healthy choices and reaching for new goals. Over time, things changed. She found herself working as a staff accountant and in doing so, the sedentary lifestyle took a toll on her health, which led to gaining weight. “My reintroduction of health and wellness came through a workrelated campaign; I began a path, a

“There’s no reason to jump into a highintensity class… There’s a chance you will come out sore and it may just make you hate it.” – Marilyn Bechard STAR Center group exercise leader

better lifestyle, that led to weight loss and the disappearance of physical and mental health issues. It was soon after that pursuing my degree and certifications was my goal,” said Bechard. Now Bechard is fit as a fiddle, educated and experienced. She has moved from boring accountant spreadsheets to leading her clients into the world of ongoing health and fitness. When it comes to resolutions Bechard knows that people fall off the wagon, but she makes it clear that everything takes time. Bechard teaches the simple rules: “set realistic goals,” “ease into exercise,” stay accountable” and “stick to your diet.” “The first thing is you must be realistic about your goals. It took some years to get you where you’re at, so it’s not going to take just 30 days to get you where you want to be. There’s no reason to jump into a high-intensity class when you may have never done it before. There’s a chance you will come out sore and can’t even walk, and it may just make you hate it.” Bechard’s advice is to find what you like to do and incorporate that into your workout routine. “Ideally, you want to start off doing two or three days of workouts a week. Doing cardio is important and so is strength training. It is important to have a good support group or a personal trainer to make you stay accountable. Diet is a key element in the process; if you are an emotional eater, always have apples, oranges, carrots or grapes on the ready. In the big picture, it takes roughly 21 days to break a habit.” Getting into shape and achieving goals is important for San Lord, a member and co-organizer of the


Half Nuts Running Club that meets regularly at the STAR Center. Her resolution for 2013 is to go big. “I am training to run my first half-marathon. My goal is to run it in 105 minutes (1:45:00). As for keeping my resolutions, it can be tough. I’ve yet to prove that I have the combination of endurance and speed to achieve that time goal,” said Lord. “I would call that a difficulty. However, running has made me such a well-rounded athlete. Having the Half Nuts training schedule also helps a lot.” It is not easy to run 13.1 miles, so Lord knows that commitment and family support are key elements. “In order to be well prepared, I need to run five days a week, so I needed to work out a deal with my husband. He has compromised and I can run with the group four days a week when in training season. When you have a family and job, a runner does have to sacrifice somewhat. Also, running with a half-marathon training group helps immensely. My running schedule works around my job schedule.” In every resolution getting off track can happen, so getting back on track comes with guidance. “My run coach told me that I needed to be more patient and disciplined. Having people who have the same goal as you helps. I am positive I can keep my resolution if I work hard and just trust that I can do it. Injury prevention is also important. Yoga and strength training keep me limber and strong,” said Lord. Lord sees the resolution in the big picture. “People fail simply because they have no plan, no support. Resolutions shouldn’t be life altering. Basically, is it within reach?” We only live once, and we might as well try to live a healthy lifestyle. If you are looking for help in getting back on resolution road, contact Bechard to set up a session at mbfitnessandtraining@ or drop by the STAR Center and inquire about fitness plans. Also visit to learn more. If you are a runner looking for support, contact Lord through or


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Saucy Yoda brings her blow-up doll, sock monkeys to the New Frontier By Ernest A. Jasmin


FUN, SHE IS. Melodie Langer, a.k.a. Saucy Yoda, will play new tunes at the New Frontier Lounge.

Portland musician Saucy Yoda can thank geriatric rapper Blowfly for getting her fired. The lead-up to that pivotal moment in her music career is captured in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Weird World of Blowfly,â&#x20AC;? a documentary that can be found on instant Netflix. Saucy Yoda â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whose real name is Melodie Langer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; shows up around the 22-minute mark during a scene filmed backstage at PDX rock club Danteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the pint-sized fan wearing a trucker hat and fake boobs as she hugs the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foul-mouthed namesake. Soon after, Langer is seen out in the crowd dancing to Blowflyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prurient cult hit, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rap Dirty.â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to miss with her blow-up sex doll, Shaqweeta, perched on her shoulders. Yes, Saucy Yoda has named her blowup doll, the mascot adorning the covers of her first two albums â&#x20AC;&#x153;Return of the Doucheâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dysfunctional Dingus.â&#x20AC;? And Yoda likes to party, she does â&#x20AC;&#x201C; much to the chagrin of her former employer. She was a receptionist five years ago when that fateful Blowfly concert took place. Secretly, she spent her workdays writing many of the quirky party jams sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll deliver Feb. 16, at Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New Frontier Lounge, 301 E. 25th St. But after a night of drunken debauchery at Danteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wake up the next day to go to work,â&#x20AC;? Langer recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was seven hours late and they fired me. It started my musical career, I guess you could say.â&#x20AC;? Thus freed from her day job, Langer has spent the last several years rocking Northwest nightclubs and hitting the road

as Saucy Yoda, a nickname sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had since high school. She chooses not to elaborate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if I can tell that story,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone can just come up with their own idea.â&#x20AC;? Some Tacoma music fans are familiar with her idiosyncratic style â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a hilarious, sometimes raunchy mashup of rap, punk, new wave and pop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from previous performances at Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Java Jive and Dirty Oscarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annex. Her older tunes skew heavier on the rap with crackup cuts about boozing, salacious hookups and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; well â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Shaqweeta. A few years ago, she rocked the Jiveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Maltoberfest accompanied by booming beats from her iPod. This time, though, Saucy will bring her full band to showcase her increasingly eclectic sound. Langer plays guitar and kazoo. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be joined by Kaitie Hereford, a.k.a. Bitchface Kaitie, on bass and Judd Harris, a.k.a. Buttcheeks Davis, who plays drums and â&#x20AC;&#x153;squawking chicken.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just like to make people laugh and have fun and dance. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I do,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll table top dance. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get on top of bars. I have life-sized sock monkeys in the audience or onstage as backup dancers. The shows are just really wild and fun.â&#x20AC;? Expect lots of new material since Langer plans to drop her as yet unnamed third album in the next month or so. Fans can preview demos for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bratitude,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grandmaâ&#x20AC;? and other new cuts online at Also on the bill are Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Speeding Kills Bears and Portlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Needles and Pizza, a band that Langer compares to the B-52s. Music starts at 9 p.m., and the cover is $5; (253) 572-4020 or www. for further details.

Grand Cinemaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grindhouse Theater a monumental success By Henry DeMarais

Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grand Cinema has long been the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sole purveyor of independent and foreign movies. Determined not to lose this exclusive establishment, a loyal and extensive following of cinephiles continues to fund the theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s costly and studio-mandated switch to digital projection. Grand Cinema management is certain that donations will cover the total cost of about $344,000, guaranteeing that digital copies of new cinema will be shown in Tacoma every week. One theater, though, will be equipped with both digital and film projection, so the Grand can continue a special film series that cannot be found anywhere else. Grindhouse Theater, the brainchild of Grand projectionist and programmer Justin Giallo, is a monthly series of horror, cult and exploitation films originally released from anywhere between the late 1950s and early 1990s. What makes it so special is Gialloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirement that all films must truly be films â&#x20AC;&#x201C; every showing uses 35-millimeter prints. In an age of digital cinema, these prints have been increasingly difficult to find, though Giallo has a knack for tracking down even the most rare of copies via a network of â&#x20AC;&#x153;connections.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can get the only print in the United States,â&#x20AC;? he said of an upcoming, unnamed film. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went on an Indiana Jones hunt to find it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It took eight years to get Grindhouse going,â&#x20AC;? Giallo claims, but fans have made sure his efforts pay off. Before the series began Giallo would occasionally screen cult films at midnight but attracted few viewers. Now films begin a little after 9 p.m. and


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many have seen full houses. Giallo also employs sly gimmicks to attract a larger audience. He screened â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cannibal Feroxâ&#x20AC;? in November to capitalize on Thanksgiving gluttony. In February he hoped to celebrate Black History Month with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Foxy Brownâ&#x20AC;? but settled for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blaculaâ&#x20AC;? when the formerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prints proved too elusive. Raffles, costume contests, marketing opportunities and special appearances sup-

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Sanction VIII “DIE FOR IT”

Tacoma heavy metal band Sanction VIII has a winner on their hands with their new album. The band consists of Justin Knight on lead vocals and guitar, A.J. Ortiz on guitar, Aaron Nelson on bass and Kenny Sprague on drums. Knight and Ortiz are original members, forming the band in 2005 while stationed at Fort Lewis. Both have done tours of duty in Iraq and that experience comes through in the band’s lyrics. The album is dedicated to the armed forces of the United States. The title track is a salute to the military personnel who have risked their lives in service to the nation. “Under our flag we won’t back down/ heroes’ hearts are forged from steel/ kill oppression with aggression/ others that refuse to kneel.” Knight and Ortiz are big fans of Pantera, arguably the greatest American metal band of the 1990s. Sanction VIII bears some resemblance in its mix of aggressive and melodic music and vocals that convey anger while allowing the lyrics to be understood. The guitar solo on this song is precise without being too flashy. “Ashes For Tomorrow” is a good example of their utilization of time changes. “Blood Hungry” has a bit of a punk rock feel to it. The lyrics are about someone pondering the dark places in his mind. “#@(%.Spit.Hate.” is very fast for the first 90 seconds. A time change slows the tempo considerably, with a guitar playing an arpeggio while Sprague taps cymbals. Knight delivers some vocals spokenword style: “Break down your walls, I live in pain/ I try to wash away, but the stain remains/ just look inside and you will see/ just what it’s like to be me.” The solo that follows has a tortured sound that fits the lyrics perfectly. QUARTET (98 MIN, PG-13) Fri 2/15: 1:50, 4:00, 6:25, 8:40 Sat 2/16-Mon 2/18: 11:35am, 1:50, 4:00, 6:25, 8:40 Tue 2/19-Thu 2/21: 1:50, 4:00, 6:25, 8:40

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“Make You Dead” is a menacing number. “I’ll slit your throat while you sleep/ my dreams come true to death you’ll bleed.” “H8 Train” begins slow and melodic, with guitar playing an arpeggio in a minor key. About 35 seconds in the tempo gets fairly fast. It appears the lyrics here were inspired by combat duty. “Wondering when I will die/ who will run and who will hide?/ you own my breath, my heart and soul/ this train of fire will take me home.” The songs were recorded at Grit City Studios and mastered by Geoff Ott at London Bridge Studios. The CD has strong production values; clearly Sanction VIII spent the time and money to do this right. The album artwork, done by Knight and Sarah White, is ideal for the lyrical themes of the songs. Sanction VIII plays Central Avenue Pub in Kent on March 2. Reviewed by John Larson


In a moment of futile resolve, Gregor Samsa, the unfortunate man-turnedinsect in Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” determines to cling at his last vestiges of humanity by keeping his room as it was before his transformation. “Had he really wanted to have his warm room, comfortably fitted with furniture that had always been in the family, changed into a cave, in which, of course, he would be able to crawl around unhampered in all directions but at the cost of simultaneously, rapidly, and totally forgetting his human past?” Samsa’s desperate attempt to reclaim his vanished life is one familiar in principle (though far more unusual) to many that long for years past, which seem preferable to the grey, careworn life they now must endure. Now, why do I mention this in a review of a Seattle band called The Hoot Hoots? I have two reasons: (1) the music featured in their newest EP “Feel the Cosmos” is saturated with the joy of youth and (2) I am sure these childlike souls would love to think of a guy turning into a huge bug. I have not yet begun to understand the attraction of childhood nostalgia. I am still a callow lad, but I remember my early years as a now-embarrassing time of incontinence, belief in Santa Claus and crippling shyness. The idea of wishing to return to this time is vaguely repellent, and I question the lucidity of those who possess it. I believe it is far better to carry your happy memories and attitudes forever – if they are never lost, they

will never be missed. I will hazard that The Hoot Hoots, with their love of aliens, ice cream and (probably) giant man-insects, would agree. The songs found on “Feel the Cosmos” are fine syntheses of buoyant exuberance and musical maturity. All instrumentals benefit the songs; the bass skips along rather than plunks, and the lyrics are free of undue pretension. Every track is lively, filled with catchy hooks, memorable vocals and fuzzy keyboards. The band’s enthusiasm is infectious and their outlook is sunny. I appreciate the rejection of angstfilled and angry themes – and this is coming from someone who was introduced to rock via Alice in Chains. When listening to “Feel the Cosmos,” expect no more sadness than that which comes after wasting a day playing video games, hilariously depicted in the opening track “Go For a Walk” (“Oh no/ it’s not day anymore!/ I don’t want to be alone anymore...”). The Hoot Hoots have achieved the commendable feat of drawing upon the best of their youthful sensibilities while never becoming obnoxious or boring. But, to my pleasant surprise, levity is leavened with something approaching wisdom. In the alienabduction tale “Friend or Enemy,” the darkly comic thought of the visitors judging humanity as “only suitable as pets” is strangely thought-provoking, especially when considered with “And we get accustomed to living in a cage/ passing the time with sex and video games….” In the final choruses of “Circles,” The Hoot Hoots seem to recognize their entrapment in their lives (“I am running in circles/ I am spinning my wheels/ and I will never find a way out of here….”) Thankfully, they do not seem at all sad about it. Accessible, entertaining musical and lyrical themes shaded by deeper musings make “Feel the Cosmos” a universally enjoyable album and earns my genuine respect for the songwriters. Albums like this one renew my faith in independent, little-known pop-rock. I am sure The Hoot Hoots would become beloved by many if more people had the chance to listen to them. They are certainly more talented than a lot of popular bands. Their fast, catchy songs are perfect respites from worry and stress, and their unabashedly optimistic tone is heartening. Rediscover your vitality and childhood with “Feel the Cosmos.” It will be better than faded nostalgia. Send a copy to Samsa – the album is bound to cheer up even an insect. “Let’s just expect the best with what we have,” The Hoot Hoots entreat. If you have “Feel the Cosmos,” expecting the best is absolutely reasonable. The Hoot Hoots play Comet Tavern in Seattle at 9 p.m. on Feb. 16. Reviewed by Henry DeMarais

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Live Music






FRIDAY, FEB. 15 EMERALD QUEEN: Nite Crew (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC

SPAR: Dana Lupinacci (Blues) 7 p.m. STONEGATE: Triggerhand, 8 p.m. SWISS: Puget Sound Music for Youth Association (Jam session) 2 p.m., AA UNCLE SAM’S: Remedy (Rock jam) 7 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 3 p.m.

MONDAY, FEB. 18 BACKSTAGE: Hookerfist (Tool tribute), Common Ground, 9 p.m. C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Still Got It, 9 p.m., NC DIRTY OSCAR’S ANNEX: Breaklites, Kung Foo Grip (Rap) 10 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Idol Eyez (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Fat Tones (Blues) 8 p.m., $8 LOUIE G’S: Jason Kertson, Klover Jane, 8 p.m., NC, AA MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Shotgun Kitchen, 8 p.m. STONEGATE: Chris Jones, 7 p.m. STONEGATE: Jerry Miller (Blues) 9 p.m. SWISS: Metal Shop, 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Gimp Bus, 8 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Gary Cook (Jazz guitarist) 5:30 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

SATURDAY, FEB. 16 LOUIE G’S: Randy Hansen (Jimi Hendrix tribute), Riot In Rhythm, 8 p.m., $10, AA

C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAVE’S IN MILTON: Cory Wildes Band EMERALD QUEEN: Nite Crew (Top 40) 9 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Idol Eyez (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Nine50Nine, Big Wheel Stunt Show, From The Sea, 8 p.m., $7 NEW FRONTIER: Speeding Kills Bears, 9 p.m. SPAR: Gabriel With Friends, the Blondes, 7 p.m. STONEGATE: Three Skinny White Samoans, 9 p.m. SWISS: Space Band, 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Full Blast, guest, 8 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

DAWSON’S: Tim Hall Band (Blues) 9 p.m., NC

STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino (Blues jam) SWISS: Palmer Junction (Blues) 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Bill Pease, Paul Buck, Chris Gartland (Blues) 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 19 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. LOUIE G’S: (Acoustic open mic) 6 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. STONEGATE: N.M.W.P. (Rock jam) 8:30 p.m., NC SWISS: NWRSL build a band, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 21 UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

SUNDAY, FEB. 17 STUDIO 6 BALLROOM: Maia Santell & House Blend (Blues/jazz) 7:30 p.m., $10, AA

ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m.

DAVE’S OF MILTON: Powercell (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Kry (Rock covers) 11 p.m., $7 PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock jam) 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Billy Stoops, 8 p.m. SWISS: Twang Junkies, 9 p.m.

GUIDE: NC = No cover, AA = All ages, 18+ = 18 and older

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FRI., FEB. 15 BROAD HORIZONS BOOK CLUB ETC – Join this futuristic book club reading feminist speculative fiction. February’s selection is “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer. Books are available for purchase at King’s Books. Broad Horizons meets the third Friday of every month at King’s Books at 7 p.m. Info:


“Krunk” is a dance showcase featuring dance teams and studios from across the Northwest. The show is planned and produced by Reality Check Dance Team, the youth outreach organization of the DASH Center for the Arts. More than 14 acts comprising diverse genres of dance styles give a beautiful elevated platform to the genre of hip-hop. See young people from age 8-38 express themselves through dance with all the love, life and energy they have. Come watch them “Beast It” and get krunk! Tickets: $15, available at HAPPENINGS –

bar and dancing while raising funds to support low-income 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 Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. For more information or to purchase tickets, e-mail

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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.

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 and Christopher Yost. Books are 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:

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 HAPPENINGS – or calling (253) 922-5317.

the intimate connections of history and geography. This is the first United States retrospective of this internationally acclaimed photographer’s work in nearly 20 years. The exhibition explores Kenna’s ongoing investigations of everything from the natural beauty of an island among eastern countries to the haunting shadows of abandoned buildings in the Midwest of the United States. Kenna is known to frequently return to certain locales in order to record them over the course of several years to capture the brilliance of time passing and memory. His wonder at the alchemy of printmaking translates into a wonderland of visual poetry. Info: www. NORTHWEST ART ART – “Best of the Northwest: Selected Paintings from the Collection” is on display at Tacoma Art Museum. The works on view are some of the best from its collection of paintings by Northwest artists. It runs until March.

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 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.

PROCTOR ART GALLERY RECEPTION ART – Proctor Art Gallery is hosting a special reception in honor of featured artists. Watercolorists Bonnie Cargol and Andrea Newell Greenfield will be in attendance. Enjoy refreshments, speak with the artists about their work and enjoy good conversation. Info:

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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.

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BULLETIN BOARD PRINCESSES IN PUYALLUP ETC – Princesses of the Daffodil Festival will participate in South Hill Mall Days on Feb. 23-24. Special sales at the mall will be available for those who purchase a $5 wristband to support the royalty. There will be activities and story reading for children and the unveiling of posters of the girls. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shopping center is located at 3500 S. Meridian Ave. in Puyallup. VALUE VILLAGE DONATION DRIVE HAPPENINGS – Visit the University Place Value Village (6802 19th St. W.) and proceeds from all donations of quality, reusable clothing will benefit The Arc of Washington. The organization helps to empower individuals with disabilities. There will be a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. Info: ‘THE WOMAN IN BLACK’ THEATER – Lakewood Playhouse 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 actors’ 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: 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. 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 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 MUSIC – Teddie

‘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 for more than 30 years. His unique point of view evokes a sense of calm that enhances

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 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 MUSIC –

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.tacomabootcamps. com. 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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NOTICES 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.

On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., Milton City Council will hold their Regularly Scheduled Monday meeting due to the Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day holiday. At the same meeting, they will hold a Public Hearing on proposed regulations regarding Medical and Recreational Marijuana. The meeting location is Milton City Council Chambers, /DXUHO6W0LOWRQ:$ On February 11, 2013, Milton City Council passed the following: Ordinance  FUHDWLQJ D &RPPXQLW\ (YHQWV Fund; creating Section 3.24.210 of the Milton Municipal Code; providing for severability; and establishing an effective GDWH 2UGLQDQFH  H[WHQGLQJ WKH PRUDWRULXPHQDFWHGE\2UGLQDQFH on the location, establishment, licensing, and permitting of medical marijuana or cannabis collective gardens for an additional VL[PRQWKVDGRSWLQJĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJVLQVXSSRUWRI the extension; providing for severability; and establishing an effective date; and 5HVROXWLRQUHTXHVWLQJSURGXFWLRQ and publication of, and participation in, the local voterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pamphlets in Pierce and King counties, for the April 23rd, 2013 special election, and to include therein information concerning the City of Miltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ballot proposition No. 1 on annexation to join Pierce County Fire Protection District No. 22, and appointing committee members to serve on the For and Against committees for the same.

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 Roosevelt and McCarver Elementary Schools and will soon start sessions at Mann and Manitou Park. &DOO0DUN5XGDW   3951 for more information. Literacy Tutor Tacoma Community House is

looking for volunteers to help adults improve their reading, writing, and basic math skills. Training is provided. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact Karen Thomas at (253)

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

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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 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:

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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

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

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  

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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.


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Lovingly maintained Victorian on a large fully fenced lot. The charm is evident the minute you step into the entry and see the high ceilings, 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 SOLQGJUHQ#EHWWHUSURSHUWLHVFRP253 691.0461



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


Always wanted waterfront?

12119 112th St KPN, Gig Harbor, WA 98329


4812 Sunset Dr W, University Place MLS #428057 $249,500

3 bedroom, 1.75 bathrooms 1,556 sq. ft. / .380 ac lot Features include granite counters, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, new carpet, white millwork & doors. Finished basement offers utility room, oversized bedroom & walk-in storage. Enjoy the backyard deck overlooking private 1/3+ acre lot. Large detached garage/shop. Jennica Hagberg Real Estate Broker John L. Scott | Tacoma North 253.315.5621

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Every day feels like a waterfront vacation in this secluded, woodsy location. Enjoy a water view from nearly every room of this 3 BR, 2.5 BA home. The galley kitchen opens to the huge great room with dining area. Relax or entertain on the multi-level deck, enjoying your 177 feet of waterfront. Sneak down to the beach to launch your canoe, or spend a lazy afternoon floating on a raft â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just steps from your front door. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll feel miles away, but a short drive will take you wherever you need to go! $495,000

Timeless, classic beauty w/ upgrades galore, sits on estate like lawn w/ lovely landscaping. : bedrooms & 3.5 baths, this gorgeous home beckons you ZFKDUP HDV\Ă RRUSODQ3LFN\RXUPDVWHU EHGURRPRQHRQWKHPDLQĂ RRURUWDNHWKH RQHXSVWDLUVWKHFKRLFHLV\RXUV+XJHFDU 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 6KDQQRQ$JHQW([WUDRUGLQDLUH 253-691-1800 or shannonsells #KRWPDLOFRP %HWWHU3URSHUWLHV 1RUWK3URFWRU





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For Sale

Mixed use REO $440,000 4141 6th Ave 1 Comm. unit; 8 res 253-752-9742

For Rent

Newly Remodeled $1,100

Professional Office Bldg. $690,000 4412 6th Ave Tacoma Plenty of Parking 253-752-9742

Owners say sell!!

For Lease

702 S 53rd St

3br 1 bath 253-752-9742

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

4412 6th Ave Suite 1-5

6th Ave Office/Retail Space

Downtown Tacoma Office 3,000 to 16,200 Sq Ft. With Parking 253-752-9742

3500 sq ft 253-752-9742

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

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

Spanaway Duplex

$1,025 1518 148th St Ct S 2br 1.5 bath 1300 sf 253.752.9742

Tacoma (253) 752-9742 Kent


$775 15306 74th Ave E #A 2br 1.5 bath 1,100 sqft. 253-752-9742

Office/Warehouse From 1500 sq ft 3875 Steilacoom Blvd, Tacoma 253-752-9742

Office/Retail 7609 Steilacoom Blvd SW Lakewood 1340 sq ft. $12.95 253-752-9742

Puyallup Townhome

Gig Harbor (253) 514-6539

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DuPont (253) 207-5871

Seattle South Lake Union (206) 319-5981


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

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