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By Kathleen Merryman Polar bear. Check. Dinosaur. Ready, and set. Saturday, the mighty small philanthropists of Pierce County tripled their target and raised $70,000 for year-round Special Olympics programs serving athletes with developmental disabilities. Now they’re launching a Charlie’s Dinosaur campaign for

The Department of Ecology’s interim plan to clean up as much of Asarco’s soil contamination around Tacoma and Pierce County during its 100 years of operation on the waterfront is coming to a home near you. “We want to educate people about what is on their property,” said Ecology’s Soil Safety Program Coordinator Amy Hargrove. “That is where people spend most of their time, so we feel that is where they would be the most at risk.” Arsenic and lead exposure can increase cancer risks. The toxins are relatively bound to the soil itself, so only close contact through prolonged gardening or eating of the soil would be required for contamination. Pea patch gardeners, therefore, should use raised beds of clean soil and wash all vegetables grown in the affected areas. Dark green vegetables, such as spinach, are particularly prone to absorbing contamination and require special handling. The Tacoma Smelter Plume Yard Sampling and Cleanup Program

children going into foster care. They – oh, let’s just say you – are like that. You see a need and don’t wait until you get rich to fill it. You mine the couch cushions for change. You skip lunch or a latte. You work generosity into your budget. Sometimes, you invest in a big rubber horse mask and run into Puget Sound if you think it’ll make your friends fork $5 into a fund. It’s amazing how many people will pay up to see a X See DRIVE / page A4

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Public gives input on marijuana legalization By John Larson

Washington State Liquor Control Board heard public feedback on the legalization of marijuana at Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center on Feb. 21. A number of current growers and sellers wish to remain in the picture when retail sales, as authorized by passage of Initiative 502 last November, begin for recreational use of the substance. This was the sixth in a series of meetings being held around the state. Board member Ruthann Kurose said public safety and preventing youth access to marijuana are major priorities. The state wants to generate revenue from marijuana sales to spend on education, health care and other pressing needs. “We realize the gravity of our role,” Kurose said. “There will be three tiers of licenses, for producers, processors and retailers. The state does not plan to allow an individual to hold licenses in all three categories.” Dawn Darington drew loud applause when she urged the board not to restrict legal growing to a few major operations.


TAKIN’ THE PLUNGE. Once Pierce County Sheriff’s

Detective Ed Troyer and Fircrest Police Chief John Cheesman (at right, holding microphone) gave the green light, brave polar plungers dashed for the water, including the teams Charlie’s Dinosaur (top) and TacomaWeekly Strong (middle, above and right). Ironically, the polar bear in attendance (above, left) avoided the cold water.

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Three juveniles were arrested on Feb. 17, for breaking into a structure at Vassault Park, located in the 6100 block of North 37th Street. Metro Parks staff had reported several recent break-ins. Officers conducted surveillance and detained three suspects. They were booked into Remann Hall for investigation of second-degree burglary.


A man who frequently watches the television program â&#x20AC;&#x153;Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Wantedâ&#x20AC;? is responsible for apprehending two fugitives. Ryan Larson, who works as a detective for Lakewood Police Department, watched the show on Feb. 15. The following day, he stopped to buy gas at a station on South Hosmer Street. He recognized Joseph Williams and Eileen Dilbeck from the previous nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show. The pair was walking toward a motel. Larson, who was off duty at the time, called police and directed them to the motel room. Williams was sought for fleeing community custody while serving time for vehicular homicide, second-degree assault and failure to remain at the scene of an accident. Dilbeck, his girlfriend, is accused of interfering with a child-custody case in Wisconsin. She allegedly gave custody of her son to her grandfather, then took the child without permission.


A man was seriously wounded during a shooting on Feb. 15. The incident occurred at a gas station in the 8200 block of South Hosmer Street. Two women were fighting and a man stepped in to break it up. Another man drove up, got out of his vehicle and shot the first man.


A Tacoma man was arrested on Feb. 12, for allegedly breaking windows in a strip mall. Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputies arrived at the scene on East 72nd Street after witnesses reported seeing a man busting windows. One deputy remembered arresting a man for the same offense at the same location. Deputies were then called to a nearby apartment. A woman there told them her son had punched another man in the apartment. The suspect was booked in jail. Bail was set at $5,000. He is charged with first-degree malicious mischief.


An inmate at Pierce County Jail allegedly threatened a corrections officer on Feb. 11. Prosecutors claim the man became belligerent because he was refused a second lunch, then threatened to kill the officer. He was charged with felony harassment and ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail. He is already in jail on charges of first-degree attempted rape, first-degree robbery and indecent liberties.

State Representative Jan Angel (R-Port Orchard) has introduced a measure that would maintain the current price of tolls on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge until financing for the structure is completely re-paid. The bill would allow tolls to be maintained, but not increased, until such time as all loans and debt are paid on the bridge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been looking for ways to keep toll rates from rising and satisfy the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibility to repay the debt on the Narrows Bridge. The tolls were deferred early in the project, which later resulted in higher increases. And now, the state Transportation Commission received a recommendation from the bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Citizen Advisory Committee that it should raise tolls again by 25 cents in July. Under the current financing structure, tolls would likely go up every single year, and we do not know where the high end of this is going to be,â&#x20AC;? said Angel, a member of the House Transportation Committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our local commuters cannot afford future annual toll increases. My goal with this legislation would be to maintain the tolls we have and avoid yearly increases.â&#x20AC;? Tolls are currently $4 for electronic collection, $5 at the tollbooths and $6 for pay-by-mail. The bill would create a Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account in the motor vehicle fund of the state treasury to receive deposits of toll charges, investment interest, proceeds from the sale of surplus real property acquired for building the second bridge and any other revenues associated with the bridge. Money from the account could only be used to repay the financing of the bridge, as well as costs involved with the direct financing, operation, maintenance, management and necessary repairs of the structure. The measure would cap the yearly amount of debt service repayment from the toll bridge account to $60 million. Any additional debt service costs would be covered by a loan from the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motor vehicle excise account. Angel said the state would continue tolling on the bridge until the loan is paid in full, but toll charges would not increase. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is like extending a home mortgage. If you have a 15-year mortgage and you do not want that payment to go up because of different escrow costs, you could extend that mortgage out to 20 or 25 years, but keep the payment the same,â&#x20AC;? noted Angel, a former Realtor and banker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under this plan, the tolls remain unchanged, but continue until the costs of the second bridge are paid off.â&#x20AC;? The measure was submitted late Feb. 20, but had not yet been assigned a bill number. The 26th District lawmaker expects the legislation would likely be referred to the House Transportation Committee for consideration.


Tacoma residents who get their trash collected on Mondays are the first to shift from weekly to every-other-week collection starting this month. The change comes March 11 for those 5,700 households in the North End. Others will see the change through November. Refuse customers will get bigger bins, or two bins, to accommodate the change. Once they

arrive, customers can get smaller bins if they find they are not filling the cans. Smaller cans will mean lower bills since the change also comes with a rate hike of a few dollars a month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our customers can expect the same level of service as before,â&#x20AC;? said Mike Slevin, Environmental Services interim director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They will be able to dispose of the same amount of garbage as usual.â&#x20AC;? During the every-other-week garbage collection pilot program conducted in 2011, Solid Waste Management demonstrated that this approach will result in less garbage being disposed, increased recycling, reduced vehicle emissions and a smaller carbon footprint, and greater efficiency in collection.

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Superintendent Carla Santorno won praise for her work across-the-board in a just-completed, mid-year evaluation by the Tacoma School Board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carlaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership and the laser-like focus she brings to the academic achievement of all students are significant and commendable,â&#x20AC;? said Board President Debbie Winskill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very pleased. She has the full confidence of the board, and we are looking forward to extending her contract after the school year.â&#x20AC;? The board based its evaluation on a series of 20 performance indicators agreed to last summer in academic achievement, leadership, strategic plan performance, board support, finance, human resources, operations and partnerships â&#x20AC;&#x201C; major elements of the strategic plan the board members developed for Tacoma Public Schools. For example, under partnerships, the board set a performance indicator for Santorno to reach out and engage the greater Tacoma community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The board has heard great feedback from the community,â&#x20AC;? board members noted in their written comments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Superintendent Santorno listens actively to community concerns, building authentic relationships. Further she is receptive to feedback and responds to criticism with intentional discussions and plans for improvement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her work with the broader community and specifically labor groups has had a tremendous impact on inspiring and leading a cultural transformation that helps break down silos and ensure resources are directed and willingly leveraged towards the best outcomes for the students we serve.â&#x20AC;? Santorno, throughout her written notes about progress made on each performance indicator, credited many district team members by name for their work on the key initiatives for which she was graded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously,â&#x20AC;? Santorno said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the upbeat and positive comments from the board members reflect the many contributions being made on the front lines where important work is being done with our students and in our central office transformation toward a culture that better supports the work in our schools.â&#x20AC;? In the evaluation, the board mentioned the expansion of pre-schools, the latest data showing a two-year improvement in the graduation rate, the expansion of a robust data analysis system to track individual student progress and the growing culture of innovation as key contributors to the academic success of students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall the board is pleased with the direction of academic achievement, though all agree much

work needs to be done to ensure every student is successful,â&#x20AC;? the board noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, Superintendent Santorno has ensured the direction of work efforts aligned with the strategic plan towards improving outcomes.â&#x20AC;? The mid-year evaluation does not include any changes to the terms of Santornoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contract, which runs through the end of this school year.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;When culture meets passionâ&#x20AC;? is the best way to describe Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up-and-coming venue Cultura Event Center. It will be home to hundreds of local artists, dancers and musicians. In addition, it will also host private and corporate events. The goal of the owner, Marvin Gaviria, and his partners Globo Azul Events, is to further enhance Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beauty and help infuse culture and arts to the city as well as to its people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is already so much art and talent in the city of Tacoma,â&#x20AC;? exclaims Gaviria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want Cultura Event Center to be the place where you can fully express it.â&#x20AC;? The 11,000-square-foot building, site of the defunct Vanity nightclub, will offer a full state-of-the-art audio and lighting system, a full commercial kitchen available for rent to caterers and food trucks, two bars, open floor plan, exceptional service and will be centrally located at 5602 S. Washington St. Although there are several event spaces available for rent in the area, Cultura Event Center will rival the best. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Planning and booking an event for a private or corporate occasion can be very stressful,â&#x20AC;? continued Gaviria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will make your event as unforgettable and stress free as possible.â&#x20AC;? Everything can be done inhouse from the planning all the way to the execution. Cultura Event Center invites the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony with Deputy Mayor Marty Campbell and other officials on March 1 at 3 p.m.






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ffering views of the Tacoma waterfront and DQ HFOHFWLF DQG GHOLFLRXV  PHQX RI 3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F Northwest favorites, Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dock Restaurant & Marina has been a staple among area foodies since opening in 1953. Located at 1900 E. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St. along Thea Foss Waterway (directly across from Museum of Glass), local residents and visiting travelers alike continue to make Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their go-to place to indulge in Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PDULWLPH Ă DYRUV DQG WKH W\SH RI KRVSLWDOLW\ WKDW NHHSV hungry customers coming back for more. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re arriving by boat and mooring at Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marina or piling into the family car, Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ZLOO Ă&#x20AC;OO DQ\ GLQHU¡V KXQJU\ WXPP\ DW EUHDNIDVW OXQFK or dinner. Everything on the menu is prepared by expert chefs using the freshest local ingredients and recipes that have stood the test of time. Begin your dining experience with one or more starters and sides, such as Fried Calamari with Red Pepper Aioli ($7.95), Asian Spring Rolls ($8.95) or the savory/sticky/ sweet Barbecue Pork Char Siu ($7.95). The appetizers menu offers Salmon Nova with lox, cream cheese, capers and foccacio ($15), Dungeness Crab Dip ($12), Fresh Shucked Oyster Shooters from Hood Canal ($6), Steamed Manila Clams ($12) and Steamed Penn Cove Mussels ($12). )RU OXQFK \RX¡OO GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ ZDQW WR VDYRU -RKQQ\¡V popular all-you-can-eat clam chowder, with a crisp green salad and toasted sourdough bread ($11.95) or just

a bottomless bowl of chowder by itself ($8). Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salads are to die for: the Rainier Salad with Sizzling Garlic Prawns ($19), Dungeness Crab Louie ($24) and %DE\ 6SLQDFK ZLWK &KLOOHG 1RUWK 3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F 6KULPS   among others. When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for the big meal, it will be hard to choose just one from Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house favorites: Grilled Captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Platter ($29), Flame Seared Lamb Loin Chops ($29) and the Seafood Fettuccini with scallops, clams, mussels, prawns, shrimp and mushrooms in a garlic cream Alfredo sauce ($28). Those more into â&#x20AC;&#x153;turfâ&#x20AC;? than â&#x20AC;&#x153;surfâ&#x20AC;? can choose from among juicy, mouthwatering KDPEXUJHUV VLUORLQ VWHDNV Ă&#x20AC;OHW PLJQRQ VORZ URDVWHG SULPHULEFKDUEURLOHGFKLFNHQRUDKRVWRIĂ&#x20AC;QHO\SUHSDUHG sandwiches. -RKQQ\¡VPHQXRIIHUVGDLO\VSHFLDOVĂ&#x20AC;YHGD\VDZHHN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from classic sandwiches like the Monte Cristo on Mondays ($13.95) to the Reuben on Fridays ($14.95) and VHDIRRGIDUHOLNH*ULOOHG3DFLĂ&#x20AC;F5D]RU&ODPVRQ7XHVGD\V ($18.95) to Dungeness Crab Cakes on Thursdays ($16.95). Weeknight specials provide even more choices, like Crispy Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and country gravy on Sundays ($13), House Made Pepper Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf on Wednesdays ($18) and T-Bone Steak with Idaho baked potato on Saturdays ($28). Looking to chase the Northwest gloom with a cocktail or mixed drink? Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full bar is staffed with mixologists who can make any concoction your tastebuds

desire. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even a Bartenderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakfast special every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -RKQQ\¡VĂ DYRUVDUHVRSOHDVLQJWKDWVLQFH-RKQQ\¡V Fine Foods has reached out to area grocery stores to produce a full line of salad dressings and Chef-Blended seasonings, including Jamaica Mistake Salad Dressing, Salad Elegance and Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seasoning salt that are available in retail markets throughout the U.S., Canada and Worldwide. Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s can accommodate large groups, too. Its banquet URRP ZLWK Ă RRU WR FHLOLQJ ZLQGRZV FDQ KRVW SDUWLHV RI up to 50 guests. And at the marina for those who prefer to travel by sea rather than land, there is plenty of room for boats from 20 to 55 feet. Power, water and parking are included in the monthly charge for guests that plan to stay awhile. For security, a locked chain link fence separates the parking lot and restaurant from the marina. For information on availability, or for any questions concerning Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dock Restaurant & Marina, call (253) 627-3186. Also visit


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the leading player in the world economy. Instead, that nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy has faltered while China has emerged as a leader in international trade. He used North Korea and South Korea to make a point on the concept of prosperity through trade. Satellite images captured at night show South Korea lit up with electric lights, while its neighbor to the north is dark except for a few lights in its capital city. Hemsted noted South Korea is very engaged in trade, unlike its isolated neighbor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Countries need to engage internationally.â&#x20AC;? Students dispersed to four breakout sessions, where they heard from panels consisting of various educators, government officials and business people. The topics were: port, trade and the East Asian market; city, trade and citizen diplomacy; business, trade and city reputation; and education and cultural

partnerships. Tacoma School Board member Debbie Winskill was on the education panel. She encouraged students to study foreign languages. She discussed her daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience spending some of her time in high school and college studying and living in France. Winskill said all her children studied two foreign languages. She thinks students should have some input on which languages are offered in their schools, rather than having this decision made solely by an administrator. Minh-Anh Hodge, director of second language acquisition and early learning for Tacoma Public Schools, said about 150 students participated. They were selected by teachers who have been active in international education efforts or Sister City groups. They prepared by reading provided articles and doing other research.

With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.



â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are ambassadors for their schools. They are all very professional. I am very proud of them.â&#x20AC;?


Teenagers interacted with adults for discussions on Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role as an international city and how youth can better prepare for lives in a global economy on Feb. 26. Students from six public high schools â&#x20AC;&#x201C; School of the Arts, Foss, Lincoln, Mount Tahoma, Stadium and Wilson â&#x20AC;&#x201C; attended the first Tacoma Sister Cities Student Leadership Summit. It took place at Asia Pacific Cultural Center. The event began with welcoming statements by Tacoma Public Schools Superintendent Carla Santorno and Mayor Marilyn Strickland. Port of Tacoma Commissioner Connie Bacon shared statistics on the impact of trade through the Tideflats on the state economy. She discussed the Harbor Maintenance Tax, which the federal government levies on containers that arrive by ship in American ports, but not on containers that go to Canada and then are moved by truck or rail into the United States. Leaders in Washington ports consider this an unfair advantage for ports in British Columbia. She also mentioned that widening the Panama Canal will have an impact on shipping on West Coast ports. When trade in Pierce County is strong, it benefits everyone, according to Bacon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When our customers make money, we make money and you make money.â&#x20AC;? Anthony Hemsted, executive director of World Trade Center Tacoma, recalled how when he was in high school he expected Japan would become

â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are ambassadors for their schools,â&#x20AC;? Hodge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are all very professional. I am very proud of them.â&#x20AC;? The delegates will report what they learned to other students in selected classes, spreading the experience and sparking interest in future conferences among their peers. All participants went to the main room, where they enjoyed a lunch of traditional Asian dishes. After the meal a number of students shared ideas on how schools can make youth more connected with the world. Kamilla Cordero of SOTA suggested students should become pen pals with youth living in Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sister Cities. Marilyn Thai of Foss wants a club formed where foreign exchange students can share information with American kids. Debbie Bingham, a city employee who coordinates Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sister Cities program, mentioned a conference on the topic this summer in San Antonio. It will include a student track and there is financial assistance available for Tacoma youth who would like to attend.


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Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the city knows it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;pothole initiative,â&#x20AC;? and in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or return â&#x20AC;&#x201C; each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma.


lived. Only 19,134 of them were produced between 1968 and when the line was halted in 1970. It was a noted history even if it was short, however. Two specially-prepared AMX vehicles set 106 world speed records at a track in Texas


clocked 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds, and the quarter mile in just 15.2 seconds, making it a head turner. The 1969 model was powered by a 280-horsepower engine, harnessed by a fourspeed manual transmission. But its production run was short-

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Making cars is a bit more experimental than someone might first think, since focus groups and marketing speculation only bring theoretical success that does not always translate to higher sales. But each new feature or design provides knowledge on which to create the next grand design. Such is the case with American Motors Corp.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AMX, for American Motors eXperimental. Concepts became designs in 1965, with the first full concept car rolling off the line the following year. Packaged as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sportyâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;youthfulâ&#x20AC;? car that set it apart from AMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;economy carâ&#x20AC;? image, the AMX offered the first high-performance, steel-bodied, two-seat car since the 1957 Thunderbird. But the V8 still came in as a budget car since, at $3,245, it was more than $1,000 less than others in its model class, namely the Chevrolet Corvette. The car

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buddy wear a ridiculous costume, then freeze. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re canny enough to capitalize on that. For Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Polar Plunge at Point Defiance, the Owen Beach parking lot leaked cars onto Five Mile Drive. Among the 270 plungers, the 15 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disaster Divasâ&#x20AC;? from Pierce County Emergency Management in their red and black tulle tutus came bearing gifts: A warming tent each for men and women, plus $1,764 in donations. The 39 â&#x20AC;&#x153;WasteConnectionsâ&#x20AC;? jumpers, and event sponsors, hoped to raise $5,000. They brought in $19,296. Four brave newspaper types from Tacoma Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;TacomaWeekly Strongâ&#x20AC;? team brought in $565. It was like that with team after team milling around to rock music, sampling Taco Time chili, hooting for costume contest winners and listening to Pierce County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Detective Ed Troyer get in some righteous gloating. King County, with five years of Polar Plunging, made $125,000 the previous weekend. Pierce County backers looked at King Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s donation history and hoped to make $20,000. Instead, with one-third the population of King County, they made $70,000 on this first plunge. The morning was all about overachieving. Troyer promised to jump if he raised $1,000. He hit $1,400, which gave Fircrest Police Chief John Cheesman probable cause to push him off the Zodiac carrying the crew sent out to take the water temperature. It was 45 degrees, and Cheesman, at $1,005, was next to get a taste of it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When people like you step in and step up, this communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quality of life gets better,â&#x20AC;? Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor told the sun-wishing, water-fearing crowd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You start to have a psychology of abundance rather than a psychology of scarcity. That makes everybody better.â&#x20AC;? Notice that he said â&#x20AC;&#x153;everybody,â&#x20AC;? not â&#x20AC;&#x153;everything.â&#x20AC;? Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talking about the hope and power that come with being part of the rush of goodness. He might as well have been pointing at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dinosaurâ&#x20AC;? team as they splashed by for $2,785.

(above left) and Waste Managementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s WasteConnections team, which won an award for bringing in the most money - $19,296.

By Monday morning, they were on to their next act of abundance. Board members Kevin Johnson, Lynelle Anderson, Teresa Berg, Brian Lund and Gary Sanders were sipping coffee at Bates Technical Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cafĂŠ, planning the Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dinosaur Drive for Foster Kids. The five are Pierce County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s detectives assigned to crimes against children. They founded Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dinosaur after Josh Powell brought his sons, Charlie and Braden, back to Pierce County after their mother, Susan, disappeared in Utah. The boys were living with their maternal grandparents when, during a court-ordered visit, Josh Powell struck them with hatchets then blew up his rental house killing them and himself. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much you can do to heal a grief like the family, community and those detectives experienced, but there are ways to deal with it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to forge the pain into power. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to feel better and make the best of the worst,â&#x20AC;? Ander-

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ma in an effort to remove the arsenic and lead in the soil. The $64 million set aside for the work within the

son said. They wanted to make sure the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names lived on after their fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was forgotten. They saw the opportunity to help thousands of other abused and neglected children by collecting new clothing, toiletries, books, art supplies backpacks and rolling luggage. They found their logo as they were going through the boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; things during the investigation: Charlie had drawn a picture of a happy dinosaur. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You look at that dinosaur and smile,â&#x20AC;? Anderson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a symbol of the good they brought to this community, the happiness they brought to their family.â&#x20AC;? Already, the dinosaur has brought comfort to more than 150 children removed from unfit homes. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an awful time for a child. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We see us taking them away from abuse. They see us taking them away from the people they love,â&#x20AC;? Sanders said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pick your parents. Do you get a dad whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a doctor and a mom who stays home and bakes cookies? Or do you get a

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mom whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a crack whore and a dad whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who knows where?â&#x20AC;? Sanders has removed kids from homes where theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never slept on a mattress. Berg has rescued children who, in deep, wet winter, had no coats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was one girl who had never washed her hair with anything but hand soap,â&#x20AC;? said Anderson. There are a few bleak days of temporary care between leaving a bad home and getting into a longterm foster home. Most kids leave with the dirty, ill-fitting clothes theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re wearing, Anderson said. They go into homes where they get hand-me-downs if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll spend hours in court and social services offices. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what the future looks like, or if anyone will ever care about them. Enter the dinosaur. The detectives have stocked a corner of a downtown warehouse with emergency kits for these children. They have closets for toiletries, tables of books and art supplies, and a room for new socks,

mulched landscaping. Each yard is projected to cost about $50,000 in landscaping and disposal costs of the contaminated soil. Another $30 million will be used for other cleanup efforts, outlined in ASARCOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bankruptcy decree, and cleanup agreements that span 1,000 square miles around King, Pierce and Thurston counties. The cleanup is one of four programs ecology officials unveiled at a recent Tacoma City Council study session that also outlined continued soil testing, educational outreach efforts about the contaminated soil and efforts to promote soil removal during redevelopment of vacant or under-used parcels. It is that last effort that has caused a rub with city officials since the lack of cleanup of con-



taminated, yet developable, land will mean higher construction costs for key locations around Tacoma that are at the heart of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Growth Management Plan, which seeks higher density of current neighborhoods than new construction on vacant lots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While free technical assistance and guidance from Ecology is useful, the most expensive part of a cleanup is often the actual removal and disposal of the contaminated soil, and replacement with clean fill,â&#x20AC;? according to a city retort on Ecologyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had instances with smaller developments which, via SEPA mitigation, have faced extreme financial hardship and project delays due to cleanup efforts. Since the settlement funds are

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One speaker said a separate board with authority over cannabis should set guidelines, rather than leaving marijuana regulation up to the existing board that oversees alcohol. Priscilla Lisicich, executive director of Safe Streets, expressed concerns that youth will think marijuana use is acceptable because of its legalization for adults. She said she wants strict rules on revoking licenses for retailers caught selling to youth. Lisicich wants bans on advertising and product samples. She also wants labels about health risks, as is done on packs of cigarettes and bottles of liquor. Jason Gutz belongs to a Safe Streets group where he lives near the intersection of South 72nd Street and Pacific Avenue. He said he wants revenue from marijuana sales to fund local police. He also expressed concern that dealers may sell tax-free marijuana at lower prices than what is sold in stores on the streets near retail outlets. Michael Schaeff, a participant in the local medical marijuana market, expressed concern that people from out of state would

meant to respond to ASARCO contamination throughout the plume, use of some portion of the funds to assist property owners in actual soil removal or encapsulation should be considered. It would also be beneficial if ASARCO would expand the program to include support of new development, especially of infill lots.â&#x20AC;? Because of the lack of money for soil removal on developable lands so far, city officials are setting out to add those parcels into the umbrella of the cleanup program as a way to spare developers from additional construction costs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an issue we will be paying a lot more attention to for years to come,â&#x20AC;? said Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Acting Interim Director of Planning and Land Services Ian Munce.

try to secure many of the available licenses. Glen Davis of Renton pondered whether prices would be equal around the state, or if they would vary from urban to rural areas. Several speakers asked the board to establish a process to screen marijuana for pesticides and fungicides. Leslie Peoples said that at certain times of year, large amounts of California weed sent here meets market demand, forcing Washington growers to sell their crop in other states. She suggested a cap on producers of 1,000 plants per license. People with criminal records for growing marijuana should not be prohibited from obtaining licenses, she added. Peoples wants Washington to be known for high-quality marijuana, a product held in high regard along with the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wines and microbrews. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We in Washington must be visionaries to the future.â&#x20AC;? Jack Howell urged the board not to go too far on regulations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My concern is you are going to restrict this stuff out of existence.â&#x20AC;? The board plans to have draft rules for producers in April and to begin issuing licenses in August. Draft rules for processor and retailer licenses should be done in June.



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The Divorce: I could see them growing apart. Every day they would fight. Every day it would get worse. This was when I knew something bad was going to happen. My Mom told me she and my Father would not be together. That night I had a dream. My Mother left my brother and me with our Dad. We never saw her again. When I woke up crying she was the only one to comfort me. I knew then she would never leave me. Since the divorce I’ve been smiling on the outside but crying on the in. Anonymous, Stewart M.S., 2012, Teacher: Ms. Raike

Our Magic of the Moment theme set by the PTA continues this month with some wondrous writings by 2nd-6th graders:

The Magic of Speedy My cat Speedy liked it at my Grandma’s house. Speedy liked to hunt and be petted. He loved me a lot. One Sunday I went to my Grandma’s house and spent time with Speedy. He liked it when I held him like a baby. I did that because I didn’t know a lot about cats. He ran away. I still love him. Sakai Motonaga, gr. 4, Pt. Defiance Elem.

Joy A family playing Frisbee at the beach on a warm sunny summer day. Looking in the freezer and seeing your favorite kind of ice cream. Opening a present and finding the doll you’ve wanted forever. Laughing as your friend cracks a joke. Smiling after performing your best on your solo. And me, riding in a car on my way to Cannon Beach, Oregon. Raleigh Peregrine, gr. 6, Meeker M.S.

A Magical Moment Like the wind in the trees, or like a pretty blue flower, magical moments are everywhere. Like a busy honey bee, or a quiet cat, the magic of the moment is your decision. The magic of a moment goes by a little fast, but you can save it in, deep in your heart.

A fabulous abstract piece from Makala Nelson, gr. 7, Truman M.S., Teacher: Ms. Haddigan.

The Magic of a Moment — Finding my Dog It was the day we were getting our very first dog. When me, my Mom, and my Dad first entered the doors of the dog room at the shelter, my nose went bizerk with the aroma of dogs! We slowly walked to the first pen. Inside was a Bulldog/Beagle mix. It’s roommate was a German Shepherd puppy. Not our dog. We wandered past a few more pens. Then we saw glass walls surrounding a room. Inside the room were teenagers shaving very hairy dogs. After we looked through the glass a while, we decided to move on. In the next pen we saw an ugly, angry Poodle/Dalmatian mix. Definitely not our dog. The next pen held a perfect dog! She was an Australian Cattle dog and Basset mix. A nice employee said she had been abandoned as a puppy and that she hated being alone. We knew she was the right dog for us. When we took her to the visiting room, she just plopped on the ground, rolled over, and let me scratch her tummy. My Mom wanted to call her Gladys, because she was as calm as an old lady. As my Dad filled out the paperwork, and my Mom made a dog tag, I picked out a pretty leash and collar. The same employee said we could take her home in a week’s time. Gladys now lives a spoiled life with my family. This summer she won third place in a “Perfect Pooch” competition. She thoroughly enjoys when my grandparents visit, because they tend to her every need, just like they do to me. I have a friend who was scared of dogs until she met Gladys. The magic of the moment for me is when I saw my perfect dog!

The bane of humanity is a simple thing. It has been there as long as time. There is no way you can predict where it will strike next. This black beast feeds on fear and prowls at night, sending shivers down the spines of all around it. She devours the strong and weak alike. There is nothing that breathes, thinks, or feels that can withstand this menace. She leaves those who cannot fend for themselves to suffer. There is only one way to keep the beast at bay. There is only one way to survive. You must fight fire with water, to quench the thirsty mouth, to cough the deadly smoke, and soak the scarlet blisters. You must hang on to all that is important, and release your unreasonable thoughts, for that is what really matters. To understand this beast you must understand life itself, for life is the ability to make your own decisions, and death is the lack thereof. Death hangs in the world past the beast, the midnight black fur so pretty, yet deadly. The fiend casts it’s gloomy shadow across the earth, and all that we know. It’s flesh reeks of death and fear, for this is the bane of humanity, the everlasting wall that separates dreams from reality; the fear of the Dark.

Hannah Mills, gr. 7, Annie Wright School, Teacher: Mr. Price. Hannah’s poem is titled “The Dark,” but we thought it might ruin the surprise if it were up top.

Kayleigh Kawamoto, gr. 4, Grant Elem.

Hannah Carbajal, gr. 4, Pt. Defiance Elem.

The Magic of the Moment There is a lot of what seems magical, like leaves changing color, shiny beautiful snow, and other things. I have had three moments that seem magical to me. Let me tell you about them. Once when I was 3, I went to the San Diego Zoo with my parents and my little brother. There were a few rides there and I was allowed to ride some of them. The one I rode was pale, white, and beautiful. My Dad and I got on. It felt like I was airborne, levitating over everything. It was a very high way up, but there was a bar on the seat that kept me from slipping. Another place at the San Diego Zoo was a grassy area that had a purple and red stage in the middle of it. There were people on it doing an animal show. They showed many different types of animals: big, small, fat, thin, scaly, and furry animals. That was about my trip to the San Diego Zoo. Here is a more recent event. One day my teacher, Mrs. Rossi, told us student council elections were coming up. I tried to be as good as I could. After two weeks, it was time to elect the student council reps. I was one of the people who was nominated with some friends. When we voted, I voted for myself. The three people who passed on the first round were Kade, Aiden, and me. Then we did the final election. I became one of the student council reps. I was so jovial! I am still a rep for the student council. Now I will tell you about my last Magic of the Moment story. It was the last day of school. We were going to have an assembly. I couldn’t wait. My class and me went to the assembly. We had a lot of fun! Mrs. Lay, our principal, told us about what a great year she had had. Finally, she announced the top 10 people who had the most AR (Accelerated Reading) points in the school. I had the second most AR points in the school, at 1000. I got a medal and a certificate. I don’t think I could’ve been any happier. These were three stories that were each a magical moment for me.

Leo Bessler, gr. 3, Browns Pt. Elem.

Olivia Parker, gr. 4, Browns Pt. Elem.

Samuel Abraham, gr. 3, Pt. Defiance Elem., Teacher: Ms. Rossi

Abbe Martin, gr. K, Grant Elem. Eliot Berkley, gr. 2, Grant Elem.

We were amazed by Eliot’s philosophy that goes way beyond his years!

Midnight Lynx I slink through the trees on a magical night, my fur as soft as star silk. Lynx like me are always brave, prowling in the dark on midnight waves. I pounce on snowshoe hares at night. I shelter in the forest light. Willa McCormick, gr. 2, Browns Pt. Elem.


6IÀIGXMSRW MW ER annual contest in which students get the opportunity to express themselves in a variety of mediums; this year’s contest was about The Magic of the Moment. Catalina Benson, gr. 2, Browns Pt. Elem.

Avery Iverson, gr. 2, Grant Elem.

Zoey Lambert, gr. 4, Pt. Defiance Elem.

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DEFENSE FIRST. Curtis guard Dominic

Robinson (2) and the Vikings’ pestering defense will look to do some damage in the 4A tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

STATE TOURNAMENT PRIMER Here’s a brief look at the local squads that have advanced to the state tournaments. 4A BOYS

CURTIS VIKINGS Record: 24-2 overall, 14-2 in SPSL 4A South Regional Result: Beat Thomas Jefferson 61-48 State opener: Feb. 28 vs. Newport 9 a.m. – Tacoma Dome Leading scorers (season): Dom Robinson – 14.8 points per game (386 total points); Andre Lewis – 13.9 points per game (361 total points) Outlook: The Vikings got a decent draw, as they will hope to rely on their strong defense to shut down a Newport team that averages just 57 points per game. But the Knights have athletes, and the road only gets tougher if the Vikings win their first game as they will face the winner between Garfield and Bothell. They will need Robinson to continue hitting outside shots, and Lewis to create shots driving in the lane.


WILSON LADY RAMS Record: 21-2 overall, 12-0 in Narrows 3A

LINCOLN’S STRONG DEFENSE TOO MUCH FOR COLUMBIA RIVER Foss battles without Trent, falls to Mountlake Terrace


incoln head coach Aubrey Shelton has been through it all for the black and gold, both as a coach and as a player. League, district and state titles are nothing new to him. So when his Abes took the court for a shot to return to the state tournament, the same tried and true formula was put in place – good defense equals a Lincoln win. Tre’Shaun Fletcher poured in 14 points and Ahmaad Rorie added 12 points as the Abes cruised to a 55-35 win over Columbia River on Feb. 23 at Mount Tahoma in the 3A state regional. With it they earned a trip to the Tacoma Dome, where they will face Mountlake Terrace on Feb. 28 at 7:15 p.m. “We finally came out of our offensive funk and played some really good defense tonight,” Shelton said. “We’ll need to ramp up the defense against a really good Mountlake Terrace team on Thursday night.” Since being relegated to the bench at midseason, Ar’mond Davis has been looking to find his shooting touch from long range, taking a thousand shots a day before and after practice. Against the Chieftains, Davis took a giant step forward, going 2-for-3 from beyond the arc. “I’ve been waiting a long time for this,” Davis said, “and I hope that this is just the beginning of a long roll all the way through state.” Struggling to find their mark early, the Abes managed only nine first quarter points but held Columbia River to a mere four. Lincoln would take control, though, with a 17-point second quarter while the Chieftains could muster just four points again as Shelton was able to empty his X See BASKETBALL / page A9

Regional Result: Beat Bonney Lake 56-26 State opener: Feb. 28 vs. Mercer Island 10:30 a.m. – Tacoma Dome Leading scorers (season): Bethany Montgomery – 16.3 points per game (376 total points); Tia Briggs – 12.8 points per game (294 total points) Outlook: The Lady Rams are rolling behind veteran leaders Briggs and Montgomery, and the talented youth is also making a huge impact. If they can get past Mercer Island, which averages just 46 points per game, they will face either Seattle Prep or Kamiakin in the semifinals, with Cleveland – who beat the Rams earlier this season – as a possible matchup in the finals, should they get that far.


LINCOLN ABES Record: 21-3 overall, 11-1 in Narrows 3A Regional Result: Beat Columbia River 55-35 State opener: Feb. 28 vs. Mountlake Terrace 7:15 p.m. – Tacoma Dome Leading scorers (season): Ahmaad Rorie – 20.4 points per game (490 total points); Tre’Shaun Fletcher – 20.3 points per game (488 total points) Outlook: It’s a rematch between the Abes and Hawks in the first round after Lincoln came back to beat Mountlake Terrace 60-59 earlier this season. Rorie and Fletcher can each simply take over the game at times, and they will contend with a deep Hawks squad, with four players averaging in double figures. It wouldn’t get any easier for the Abes in the semis, as they would take on the winner between Lakeside of Seattle and University of Spokane.


CLOVER PARK WARRIORS Record: 20-6 overall, 12-2 in SPSL 2A Regional Result: Beat Olympic 62-38 State opener: Feb. 28 vs. Anacortes 2 p.m. – Yakima Valley SunDome Leading scorers (season): David Crisp – 22.8 points per game (571 total points); Phillip Winston – 14.5 points per game (349 total points)


HANDS UP. (Top) Lincoln guards Ar’Mond Davis (left) and

Latravion Satterwhite (2) give Columbia River guard Nathan Hawthorne no room to pass. (Bottom) The Abes’ Ahmaad Rorie gets up a shot over a Chieftain defender in the big win.

Outlook: The Warriors are peaking at the right time, led by the talented Crisp, who has the ability to score 30-plus points. The matchup against Anacortes should be interesting, and top-ranked Lynden most likely awaits in the semifinals should the Warriors advance. Big efforts from Winston, forward Xavier Means and Travis Parker will also be a must.


WILSON BLOWS BY BONNEY LAKE FOR STATE BERTH Bellarmine can’t overcome size disadvantage against Inglemoor


)0.76;,5;0(3 Wilson freshman Kiara Knox (left) and sophomore Violet Morrow (right) are continuing to produce for the Lady Rams, as each is seen putting

up tough shots in the win over Bonney Lake on Feb. 22.


t’s been a long and winding road for the Wilson Lady Ram seniors, who have been on the cusp of the state tournament but came up empty the previous three years. But on Feb. 22, at Mount Tahoma, they could finally begin to dream about state possibilities as they rolled past Bonney Lake 55-35 to claim their first trip to state since 1994. Bethany Montgomery celebrated her 18th birthday by leading all scorers with 16 points, and Tia Briggs chipped in with 12 points for the Rams. “This is something that I cannot describe right now,” said Lady Rams head coach Michelle Birge. “These girls have worked so hard all these years, and to get to the promised land is so incredible. I’m so happy for them.” They advanced to face Mercer Island in the quarterfinals at the Tacoma Dome on Feb. 28, at 10:30 a.m. The game started slowly, with the Lady Rams unable to get anything established on the offensive end despite their big

advantage in athleticism. But Montgomery and Briggs began to find their game in the second quarter along with talented sophomore Kapri Morrow, as Wilson would take a 26-16 lead at the half. The third quarter would be the deciding factor, with Briggs and Morrow dominating the paint and Montgomery finding her shot from long range. As Birge began to clear her bench late in the fourth quarter, emotions began to show on the veteran Rams, who have been in the program for the past four years. “I’m in such a state of both shock and euphoria,” Briggs said. “We’ve waited so long for this moment and it finally came. I hope we can do the ultimate and bring home the large trophy…we earned this and I’m so happy for my teammates.” When all the excitement had settled down after the postgame celebration, Montgomery reflected on the game and four years that was. “It’s so hard to put into words right now, the wait really makes it worth it

now and like Tia, I want the big trophy, too.” “This has been an incredible ride,” added Birge, “but let’s give credit also to the girls who in the last couple of years have helped lay a great foundation here at Wilson. The best is yet to come.” By Steve Mullen

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Rarely does Bellarmine Prep face a team that equals them in size. But they met their match, and then some, against Inglemoor on Feb. 22, as the Vikings rolled to a 68-42 win in the 4A girls state regionals at Jackson High School to end the Lions’ season. Sophomore forward Deja Strother – who stands at 6-foot-4 – and senior forward Kelly Conroy scored a game-high 20 points apiece, as the Vikings dominated in the paint and pestered the Lions with their length on defense. “They’re like a college team out there,” said Bellarmine Prep head coach Kevin Meines of

Inglemoor. “They just keep getting bigger, and (they are) talented bigs, too…they wear you down, and (Strother) is just strong in there. I thought our posts fought in there, but there’s only so much you can do.” Senior guard Ionna Price – who led Bellarmine Prep with 17 points and seven rebounds – kept the Lions in it early with two three-pointers and eight total points in the first quarter, but Conroy’s steal and layup with one second left in the period gave the Vikings a 19-12 lead. The Lions committed 10 turnovers in the first quarter alone, and totaled 30 in the game. “They put good pressure on us, but there were times where we made the mental errors,” Meines said. “We didn’t execute…and again, they’re really long. That takes a toll on you too. They’re getting their hand on a ball that most kids don’t.” Julia Haining’s steal and layup put Inglemoor up 30-15 midway through the second quarter, but the Lions hung tough for the remainder of the period. Jasmyne Holmes – who

had been sidelined a few weeks with a concussion – answered with a layup on the Lions’ next possession, and Kelsy McElroy followed by feeding Courtney Schwan for an easy layup. The Lions trailed just 37-27 at the break after freshman Jayana Ervin’s steal and layup to beat the buzzer. But Conroy hit two more threes in the third quarter as Inglemoor began to pull away, and Strother and 6-foot-1 wing Alex Hagen continued to dominate in the middle. Hagen’s jumper midway through the third completed an 11-0 run for the Vikings to make it 50-29, essentially sealing the win for Inglemoor. Ervin was impressive off the bench for the Lions, finishing with eight points, six rebounds and five steals, while Schwan and Holmes added six points apiece for Bellarmine. “Our kids battled,” Meines said. “I couldn’t be prouder of this group of kids, and the way they’ve fought to get here…as a coach, that’s all you can ask of your kids.” By Jeremy Helling

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LOGGERS SEARCHING FOR FIRST WIN The University of Puget Sound softball team is still looking for its first win of the new season after dropping two games at Lewis & Clark on Feb. 23 and two more at Pacific (Ore.) on Feb. 24. The Loggers fell 13-1 to the Pioneers in the opener on Feb. 23, as Chelsea Lindroth tripled to score Lisa Colombo in the first for their only run. Lindroth finished 3-for-3 and Colombo was 2-for-2 with a walk. The Loggers got the bats going in the second game, but fell 17-9 to the Pioneers. Brianna Huber nailed a three-run homer in the first and Lindroth added a two-run homer in the second as UPS jumped out to a 6-2 lead, but they surrendered eight runs in the bottom of the second. Marissa Jeffers was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Colombo finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored. The Loggers lost both games to Pacific by an 8-0 score, manag-


DEFENDING THE CROWN. Second baseman Glenelle Nitta and the defending national champion Pacific Lutheran softball team

started their new season by splitting a pair of doubleheaders. ing just four hits combined in the doubleheader. They return to the road for a couple of doubleheaders at George Fox on March 2-3, with both starting at noon.

TITANS CLOSE WITH BIG WIN The Tacoma Community College menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team closed the regular season with a 91-62 win at home over Green River on Feb. 23, and will head to the NWAACC Championship having won six of their last seven games. The Titans shot 55 percent from the field against the Gators, and took a 43-23 lead at the break after limiting Green River to just 22 percent shooting in the first half. Josh Lord led the way for TCC with 17 points, while Jibreel Stevens had 12 points and Damani Coley added 10 points. Julian Vaughn had nine points and team highs with six rebounds and five assists, while Darius Johnson-Wilson and Adrian Harper each also tallied nine points for the Titans. The Titans now travel to the conference championships, which take place from March 2-5 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. The win against Green River secured the second seed to the tournament for TCC, as they will take on Peninsula in their opener on March 2 at noon. Should they win, they would play the winner between Chemeketa and Walla Walla on March 3 at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals.

LADY TITANS ALSO TOURNEY BOUND After a 63-56 win over Green River to close out the regular season, the Tacoma Community College womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team also are heading to the conference tournament in Kennewick as the fourth seed from their division. Angie Sanchez put forth her typical dominant performance in leading the squad over the Gators, finishing with game highs of 19 points, 16 rebounds and seven steals. But three other Titans also scored in double figures, as Kaitlyn Sauders scored 14 points, Jayme Jacinto hit three three-pointers and tallied 11 points and Alexus Grant added 10 points and eight rebounds. The womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NWAACC tournament also takes place March 2-5 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. The Titans will face Bellevue in their opener on March 2 at 10 a.m. If they win, they will take on the winner between Centralia and Peninsula on March 3 at noon.

LUTES WIN THREE OF FOUR The Pacific Lutheran baseball team won three of its four games at the CCC-NWC Challenge on Feb. 22-24 in Oregon, upping its record to 7-3 on the season. The Lutes managed just four hits in a 3-1 loss at Linfield on Feb. 22, as Nicholas Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fielderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

choice plated the only run in the second inning. But PLU responded with a walk-off 5-4 win over Oregon Tech in 10 innings on Feb. 23, as Marcus McClurkin singled to score Jacob Olsufka to win it. McClurkin and Carson McCord finished with two RBIs apiece, while Dominick Courcy was 4-for-6 with a run scored and Collin Nilson was 3-for-5 with two runs scored. The Lutes cruised to an 8-1 win over Corban on Feb. 24, as catcher Curtis Wildung was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, homerun and three RBIs. Hall was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, and starter Trevor Lubking allowed one run on five hits in five innings, with three walks and eight strikeouts to pick up the win. PLU closed the weekend with a 3-0 win over Concordia, as starter Chris Bishop pitched seven shutout innings, allowing six hits and two walks with 14 strikeouts. Courcyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two-run single in the eighth inning helped the Lutes to the win. The Lutes now return home to begin conference play, as they host Willamette in a doubleheader on March 2 at 11 a.m. and in a single game on March 3 at 11 a.m.

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The defending national champion Pacific Lutheran softball team began their new season by splitting a pair of doubleheaders at Pacific (Ore.) and Lewis & Clark on Feb. 23-24. The Lutes fell 6-3 in their opener against Pacific on Feb. 23, surrendering a walk-off grand slam by the Boxersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ashley Mitchell in the bottom of the seventh inning. Lauren Watson doubled and had two runs batted in, while Glenelle Nitta was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI as the Lutes had taken a 3-1 lead. They responded in dominant fashion in the nightcap, winning 7-0 behind Leah Buttersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; completegame five-hitter. The Lutes broke a scoreless tie with six runs in the top of the fifth, as Kelsey Robinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two-run single capped the rally. PLU won 8-2 in the opener at Lewis & Clark on Feb. 24, as Robinson added two more RBIs and Butters pitched seven more strong innings. Kaaren Hatlen added a two-run homer in the fourth for the Lutes. But Lewis & Clark won 1-0 in the nightcap, breaking a streak of 49 consecutive losses to the Lutes. Pacific Lutheran managed just one hit against starter Madison Hollenbeck â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a first-inning single by Hatlen. The Pioneers scored the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only run on a sacrifice fly from Hannah Dal Pra in the bottom of the sixth. The Lutes continue their season-opening road trip with doubleheaders at Whitworth on March 2-3, with each starting at noon.

participating in Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Run Shadow Run on April 20 at 9 a.m. The Western Washington Shadow Run will begin in Tacoma at Theaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park, 405 Dock St., by the downtown waterfront. Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Run Shadow Runs are fun 4.2-mile runs symbolic of the number 42 Pat wore while attending Arizona State University. Proceeds from this Shadow Run directly support the Tillman Military Scholars program. To date, 230 Tillman Military Scholars representing 34 states and attending 71 academic institutions, including the University of Washington, have been awarded more than $3.2 million in scholarship money. To participate in the Shadow Run, you must register in advance online. To sign-up and for more information about the benefit run, visit the Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Run website at ASU Alumni Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seattle Club will hold a no-host event at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave. in Tacoma, after the race to celebrate Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy in the community during his time serving in the Army at Joint Base Lewis McChord. If you would like to sign up to volunteer at the race, or if your company would like to sponsor this community event, please contact Tara Boucher, Run Chair, at (805) 252-7120.

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last half of the season for us, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been seeing some signs lately of coming

out of our slump,â&#x20AC;? Shelton said. With his team beginning to find their stride at the right time of the year, Shelton is hoping that Davis can keep improving and

that Rorie and Fletcher can keep up their torrid scoring pace, as both average more than 20 points per game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know where we would be without them,â&#x20AC;? Shelton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to maintain our high level of play this weekend at the Dome.â&#x20AC;? By Steve Mullen



TOUGH TASK. Foss guard Tamariye Nelson, pictured earlier in the season

against Stadium, tried to help offset the loss of Dezmyn Trent by scoring a team-high 18 points against Mountlake Terrace.

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Despite being at a severe disadvantage before the game even started, Foss wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about to cave. With Narrows 3A MVP Dezmyn Trent sidelined with a knee injury, the Falcons rallied late from a 12-point deficit, but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite have enough to overcome Mountlake Terrace in a 63-53 loss to the Hawks on Feb. 23 in the 3A state regionals at Glacier Peak High School. Trent, who was injured in practice the day before, tried to give it a go but lasted barely over a minute into the game before having to sit out the remainder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the toughest kid Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever coached,â&#x20AC;? said Foss head coach Mike Cockeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For him to try and strap it on for his teammates, that shows me a lot.â&#x20AC;? The Falcons jumped out to a 10-2 lead midway through the first quarter without their star, as Tamariye Nelson hit a three-pointer and Olashawan Miller added a threepoint play to jumpstart the offense. Nelson helped carry the offensive load on the day, tying for a gamehigh with 18 points while Jericho Ballard tallied 16 points and Miller had 12 points for the Falcons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more than just Dez,â&#x20AC;? Cockeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We talked about that in the locker roomâ&#x20AC;Śthey gave it everything they had. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of their effort.â&#x20AC;? But Mountlake Terrace responded with their perimeter shooting in the second quarter, as Jesse Zerom hit three of the Hawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; five three-pointers in the period

â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the third of which put them up 25-18 with 3:55 until the break. Zerom scored 14 of his 15 total points in the period, as Mountlake Terrace led 33-24 at the break. Greg Bowman led the charge for the Hawks in the third quarter, scoring 10 points and giving Mountlake Terrace its largest lead at 44-32 with a put-back late in the period. But Jerricho Ballard hit two late three-pointers in the third, cutting the deficit to 47-40 heading into the fourth. The Falcons continued to claw back in the final period, as Nelson hit a three-pointer with 2:49 left and Ballard followed with two free throws to cut it to 56-52. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They rallied around one another, shared the basketball,â&#x20AC;? Cockeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All

these (other) teams are fantastic, and (our team) went out and had more heart than anybody weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve faced along the way for the most part. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be more proud of their effort and (how they were) just believing in each other.â&#x20AC;? Marquis Armstead â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who led Mountlake Terrace with 18 points â&#x20AC;&#x201C; helped salt away the game for the Hawks with two inside jumpers in the final two minutes. Bowman added 15 points for the Hawks while Blake Fernandez scored 11 points. Chris Reynolds came off the bench to score four points and collect a team-high eight rebounds for the Falcons. By Jeremy Helling


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

Support For Our Native Community With more than 4,400 Puyallup tribal members locally and across the country, and an Indian community of 22,000 in the tri-county area, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians takes great pride in continuing its ancestral ways by caring for all of its membership. The Tribe stays united and strong by ensuring every member has the opportunity for good health, a safe and clean home, educational advancement and financial security. When it comes to social services for its membership, the Puyallup Tribe stands as a model for all governments. During 2012, the Tribe spent more than $100 million on social service programs such as funeral assistance, energy and crisis assistance, small business start-up grants, assistance to members who are veterans, and per capita distributions. The majority of these funds are subsequently spent in the local economy. Caring for its elders is a top priority for the Tribe, with $3.6 million spent last year on elder care services. A major way the Puyallup’s treasure their elders is through the Elders Center House of Respect. The beautifully constructed center opened in 2009 to offer a variety of health and recreational options for Puyallup elders over 45 – a dining hall, state-of-the-art kitchen, relaxation areas, workout facility, spa, massage room, activity rooms for classes such as quilting and crafting, and a tranquil outdoor “Spirit Garden.” Youth are a top priority for the Tribe as well. The Tribe works in many ways to proactively instill positive values in its youth as early as possible, and a focal point of this effort is the Puyallup Tribal Community Center. During the past year, the Center underwent a $7 million renovation. This nearly completed facility is approximately 34,000 square feet, including a 15,000-square-foot gymnasium and other areas for youth activities. The facility will also accommodate gatherings for meetings, weddings, funerals, and cultural activities. The Tribe’s Chief Leschi School offers a Native-focused academic environment for children in pre-kindergarten through high school. In 2011, approximately 770 students were enrolled in grades K-12 and 130 in preschool classes. The school was founded in 1976 with the mission to “educate students in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect,” to promote a lifelong love of learning, and to inspire in them a commitment to being valuable, con-

tributing citizens of both their tribal and civic communities. The Tribe recently invested more than $8 million for athletic fields accommodating football, soccer, track and field events, with synthetic grass on the infield and natural grass on the outfield. The Puyallup Tribe also ensures that higher education funding is available for its membership. In 2011, the Tribe assisted more than 285 Tribal members with tuition assistance, books, and tutoring—many of these members attended local colleges and universities. Educational incentives are also available for members with good grades and attendance. Everyone deserves a comfortable home to live in, and the Puyallup Tribe and the Puyallup Nation Housing Authority strive to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for qualified low-income tribal members and other Indians. During 2011, the Housing Authority spent more than $7 million on providing housing assistance to 150 households, which included nearly $4 million in construction costs for the Northeast Gym/Commons building, which is part of the recently completed Phase 1 Longhouse project in Northeast Tacoma. This Longhouse project provided 10 new townhomes built in an energy efficient manner (LEED Platinum status) and culturally relevant to the community. This visionary project has received national and international recognition. Phase II is slated for completion in March 2013 to house another 10 families. The Tribe’s Grandview Early Learning Center provides quality and culturally appropriate early childhood care for Native children in the community and during 2011 served more than 100 families and 200 children. The Tribe’s Health Authority opened in 1974 and today offers a wide variety of services annually to a patient population of more than 9,000 from more than 200 tribes. Services provided include medical, dental, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, mental health and counseling, tobacco cessation programs, problem gambling programs, and alcohol and drug treatment programs, In a time of reduced federal, state, and local government spending, the Puyallup Tribe has created a self-sustaining model for its government, its people and the future of the larger community throughout the reservation and beyond.

Over the past year, the Puyallup Tribal Community Center underwent a $7 million renovation. This nearly completed facility is approximately 34,000 square feet, including a 15,000square-foot gymnasium and other areas for youth activities.


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MADE IN HAWAII. The Green includes (L to R) Ikaika Antone, Caleb Keolanui, Zion Thompson and JP Kennedy. By Ernest A. Jasmin

Sure, winter has been uncharacteristically dry and sunny around these parts. But for most of us, summer canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get here quickly enough. Fortunately, Hawaiian reggae band The Green is on the way with a temporary cure from Seasonal Affective Disorder. On Saturday, March 2, the sextet will lift Jazzbones with buoyant â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jawaiianâ&#x20AC;? jams from its second album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ways & Means,â&#x20AC;? a disc thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been camped at or near the top of Billboardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reggae albums chart since its release in 2011. And recently, singerguitarist Zion Thompson checked in from Aspen, Colo., one of several tour stops that are way snowier than heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used to. TW: In the Northwest weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re known for garagerock, grunge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nowadays, some alt-country. Not so much reggae. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the scene like that you came out of? Thompson: The reggae scene in Hawaii is big, actually. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been big for a long time. It went from traditional Hawaiian music to contemporary Hawaiian; and slowly the vibe of it just blended well to the reggae beat and to the offbeat skanks (a reggae strumming technique) on the guitar. TW: I guess the weather and island vibe help with that. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty drizzly and gloomy here. But we did just legalize pot. Maybe thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help start some reggae bands here. Thompson: Yeah, yeah, I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gonna help out everybody. Us, too. (Laughs) TW: How did you get started? Thompson: Two of (us) are cousins. One of the guys is brothers with our tour manager. The rest of us, the other singers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; myself and Ikaika (Antone) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been singing and playing music together since high school. We just kind of grew up together in this musical community in Hawaii. We actually kind of knew of each other before we started playing music together because we would see each other out performing live at shows. TW: The Green has gotten some notoriety in recent years. But are there other bands we would have heard of that you guys played in before?

Thompson: Our bass player played in a band called Ooklah the Moc, which is probably one of the biggest reggae bands to come out of Hawaii, and one of our influences, too. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure how far the reach of our music has gone outside of Hawaii in our previous bands. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely kind of a thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been happening back home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a little bit of a movement. It seems to be spreading, the whole Polynesian Island reggae movement. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m kind of stoked about that. TW: Within your sound, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got really traditional, rootsy elements, some dub and that kind of thing. But you also hear other bits and pieces, like some pop and those great vocal harmonies. Talk about your reference points. Thompson: Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re big fans of roots reggae, old school like â&#x20AC;Ś Aswad, Steel Pulse, Gladiators; all the old reggae bands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bob (Marley), of course, and Bunny (Wailer) and all that; but the new stuff, too, and dancehall. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re huge fans of pop music, too, and we listen to everything. ... Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always trying to get that sound, you know â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that real sound. We try to get it where we can, I guess. TW: Along those lines, do you all write collectively? Or do a couple of you write and bring songs to the group? Thompson: Everybody in the band writes music. Everybody adds and contributes any ideas they might have. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really lucky that way. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a decent sized group, but we really work well together in the studio and when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re writing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty easy, actually, for us. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harder to just pick what songs. TW: For newcomers, like myself, what should we expect from your live show? Thompson: A loud, fun, energizing, kind of rocking out show. I mean, we bring all the elements from all the different genres of music to the live show, even more than on the CDs. We like to change things around a little bit from the albums while still giving you the groove of the songs and the harmonies and all that stuff. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always trying to change and make our show better. The more we tour, and the more bands we see and places we go we learn a lot and try and incorporate new things into our set. TW: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ways & Meansâ&#x20AC;? was kind of a breakthrough


THE GREEN IN CONCERT, WITH NEW KINGSTON AND STAY GROUNDED UĂ&#x160; n\Ă&#x17D;äĂ&#x160;°Â&#x201C;°Ă&#x160;>Ă&#x20AC;VÂ&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C; UĂ&#x160; >ââLÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;]Ă&#x160;Ă&#x201C;näĂ&#x17D;Ă&#x160;-Â&#x2C6;Ă?Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x203A;i°] Ă&#x160; />VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;> UĂ&#x160;fÂŁÂ&#x2122;°Â&#x2122;Â&#x2122; UĂ&#x160;­Ă&#x201C;xĂ&#x17D;ÂŽĂ&#x160;Ă&#x17D;Â&#x2122;Ă&#x2C6;Â&#x2021;Â&#x2122;ÂŁĂ&#x2C6;Â&#x2122;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Ă&#x20AC; Ă&#x160; Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;°Â?>ââLÂ&#x153;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x192;°VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C; Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x152;iÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x153;Ă&#x160;/Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160;Ă&#x20AC;iiÂ&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Â?Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;iĂ&#x160;>Ă&#x152; Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;Ă&#x153;°Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;i}Ă&#x20AC;iiÂ&#x2DC;nän°VÂ&#x153;Â&#x201C;Ă&#x160; album for you guys, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been out for a minute. Do you have new cuts youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re throwing into the mix? Thompson: We just finished recording our third album in Costa Mesa, Calif., at the Hurley Studios, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got about 14 tracks. So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on all that right now and mixing. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hopefully release the CD, you know, summertime. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of waiting on bringing those songs out into the live show. We do one of them (a track called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Liarâ&#x20AC;?). By the next tour, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have at least another one or two. TW: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re touring with a band called New Kingston. Are they from Hawaii, too? Thompson: No, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Jamaican origin, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re from Brooklyn, N.Y. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re family; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re three brothers and a dad. It really comes out in the way they sing and how well their voices blend. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got their own album. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their second album, called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kingston University.â&#x20AC;? Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re amazing, man. No joke. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re one of our favorite bands for sure. TW: This is one of your last tour stops. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next? Straight into the studio? Thompson: Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably go back in the studio and do a couple of things to touch up, maybe some vocals or something. And then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going right back on the road, coming back out to the mainland. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been touring hard for the last couple years, since we started. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just kind of staying in that mode and spreading out the music as much as we can. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll definitely be coming back there. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the areas where we frequent the most.


3 at p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at or (253) 272-2281. The theater is located at 210 N. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;? St. Read the full review online at


Tacoma Little Theatre didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get all scholarly with its production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (AbridgedRevised),â&#x20AC;? but it got a whole mess of funny. This three-actor play, directed by Suzy Wilhoft and written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, parades through all the Bardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s works in 90-minutes thanks to splashes of skits that range from a cookie show to illustrate the dark tale of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Titus Andronicusâ&#x20AC;? to a football game to tackle Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Histories.â&#x20AC;? The short-run play takes to the stage March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and March

On March 9, Northwest Repertory Singers breaks free with a program at Mason United Methodist Church (2710 N. Madison St.) that is fun, electric and highlighted by selections from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Les MisĂŠrablesâ&#x20AC;? and the musicals â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wickedâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys and Dollsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; plus some special guests: the award winning national vocal group The Coats. Pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now from Brown Paper Tickets with no service fee at (253)

265-3042 or online at Tickets are $20 general admission, and $17 for senior/student/military. Children under 12 get in free.

THREE FIELDY OF KORN On March 8, Korn bassist Reginald â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fieldyâ&#x20AC;? Arvizu will meet fans and sign autographs at Backstage Bar & Grill, 6409 6th Ave. Headlining that night is Blacklist Union featuring LA Gunsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tony West. Admission is $10, and you have to be 21 or older to get in. Call (253) 5640149 or for further details.

FOUR SMOOTH GROOVES Smooth jazz guitar/vocal artist, and Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own, Ed Taylor will be play-

ing live March 1 at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Callahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, part of the pubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Smooth Groove Event. It happens 6-9 p.m. and no cover. The pub is located at 15610 92nd St. KPN ~ Lakebay, WA 98349

FIVE SPRING PHOTO CONTEST The 12th Annual Spring Fair Photo Contest, sponsored by Tacoma Photographic Society, is now accepting entries, deadline April 10. Entries will be exhibited at the Spring Fair at the Washington State Fair Grounds in Puyallup, April 18-21. Prizes are: Best of Show $100, Second place $80 and Third place $50, plus Awards of Merit. Entry fee: $10 per photo, with a limit of five photos per maker. All the details are on the entry form, available on the TPS website (just click on the pink tulips).


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Yes to play three classic albums live


YES WE CAN. Yes is (L-R): Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Alan White, Chris Squire. The band will perform classic prog-rock LPs â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Yes Album,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Close to the Edgeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going for the Oneâ&#x20AC;? in their entirety March 3 at Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paramount Theatre. By Ernest A. Jasmin


erforming a signature album in its entirety: It is a gimmick that everyone from Motley Crue to the Pixies has gone to for recent tours. But leave it to Yes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the kings of indulgent 1970s prog-rock â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to take a more grandiose approach. The chart-topping British supergroup built its following not by keeping it simple, but with complex, sitcomlength rock symphonies and over-thetop theatricality that set the bar for concert excess. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are people who think the film â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This Is Spinal Tapâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is simply a very funny â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;mockumentary,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? keyboard player Rick Wakeman wrote in the Daily Mail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, with Yes we lived it.â&#x20AC;? So, it should come as no surprise that the band will deliver not one, not two, but three of its classic albums on March 3, at Seattleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Moore Theatre. Those would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Yes Album,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Close to the Edgeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going for the One.â&#x20AC;? Tack on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roundaboutâ&#x20AC;? for the encore, fans should block out (letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see, carry the one) three hours for this one. Last week, we phoned drummer Alan White, who has lived near Seattle for 30 years. He took time out from rehearsals in Los Angeles to revisit the era during

which some of his bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most iconic Cocker in Europe, with the European cuts were recorded. version of Mad Dogs and the Englishâ&#x20AC;&#x153;The Yes Albumâ&#x20AC;? (1971) men. I was just about on the last gig of Trivia: This was the first album to the tour and, basically, I got a call from feature guitarist Steve Howe and the my business manager in England. He last with keyboardist Tony Kaye until was also the business manager for Yesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Owner of the Lonely Heartâ&#x20AC;? producer Eddie Offord. phase. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d already played with the band in White says: Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rehearsal (and) Bill a lot of very anthemâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so many dif- actually left to play in type songs that Yes Crimson. They ferent things happening King were known for in the asked me, so I flew at different times from early days. I mean, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back to England from very good to relive it. different instruments that Italy and, the next â&#x20AC;&#x153;Starship Trooperâ&#x20AC;? itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of hard to get it day, met with (foris, obviously, a really mer lead singer) Jon great song to play. all in. But it all seems to (Anderson) and (bassAnother one thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite end up in one big sound ist) Chris (Squire.) demanding onstage is Basically, I said weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll that people like.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perpetual Change.â&#x20AC;? give each other three â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Yes drummer Alan White months to see if you Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very intricate (with) a lot of really like me and I like fast playing. Basically, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very techniplaying with you guys. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still cal music around that time. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so here 40 years later. many different things happening at difI only had three days to learn all ferent times from different instruments the material, so it was kind of nerve that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of hard to get it all in. But wracking. They said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;OK, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s try this it all seems to end up in one big sound out. Oh, by the way, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a gig that people like.â&#x20AC;? on Monday.â&#x20AC;? I was, basically, non-stop â&#x20AC;&#x153;Close to the Edgeâ&#x20AC;? (1972) listening to the music. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe I Trivia: White joined Yes for the tour had one rehearsal with the band before for this album, which features drummer I went to the stage. I just did it all by Bill Bruford. memory. Anyhow, it seemed to kind to White says: I was playing with Joe come together, steadily, over the first

three or four gigs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going for the Oneâ&#x20AC;? (1977) Trivia: Wakeman had left Yes, unhappy with the direction of 1974â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tales from Topographic Oceans,â&#x20AC;? but returned for these recording sessions. In his absence, Patrick Moraz played keys. White says: Around â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;76 we all kind of just did our own solo projects. But really, we were all still in Yes at that time. We were in Switzerland and decided to make an album. Rick had gone off to do his solo thing. Then something happened where Rick really liked the music on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going for the Oneâ&#x20AC;? and had to come back in the band. Patrick wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy; it just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gelling like we thought it would. So thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when Rick took over again. Everybody was really enjoying living in Switzerland. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d all meet every day at one oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; clock at the studio, record all day and go and have dinner. It was kind of like that. It was a family affair, basically. The next classic (2011) Trivia: The bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last studio album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fly From Hereâ&#x20AC;? reached No. 36 on the Billboard 200 in 2011. White says: Everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got it in the back of their minds, recording another album down the line somewhere â&#x20AC;&#x201C; possibly the end of this year, possibly early next year. Who knows?


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Lakewood gets creepy with ‘Woman in Black’ By Steve Dunkelberger

The emotion loosely described as “scared” comes in two forms. There is the “scared” that is the sudden and surprising fright one gets from being startled by a quick movement or action, and then there is the slow-boil sort of scared that comes from a barrage of creepy sounds or movements or brief glimpses of something odd out of the corner of one’s eye. Modern slasher movies take on the first definition with splashes of blood and screams, while Lakewood Playhouse’s production of “Woman in Black” takes on the latter definition. This classic takes audiences into the eerie world of vengeful ghosts, empty mansions and isolated estates with few scene changes or much of a wardrobe shuffle. The play is told as a play-within-aplay as Arthur Kipps (played by Nathan Rice) hires an actor (Dylan Twiner) to coach him into the tricks of the thespian trade in an empty theater to better tell his tale of horror. And it is a tale to tell, indeed. “Woman in Black,” the second-longest running show in London’s West End, is a tale of overwhelming sadness, a desperate adoption of an illegitimate child, a tragic death and an elderly recluse

who slowly grew insane, all capped with a vengeful spirit that never stops taunting her target with sorrow and fright coming from the shadows and chills in the dark of night. What topped this show as just another “ghost drama” is the stellar acting by Rice and Twiner, who take on the roles of the full cast of characters within the tale, each with a nuanced accent shift and a slight costume change. With an overcoat and a Hackney accent, Rice shifts from an upper-crust Scotsman barrister to a coach driver, while Twiner takes the role of Kipps himself. This show features the Lakewood Playhouse debut of Seattle director Beau Prichard, who orchestrated the work to neither overplay nor under act each line. The play simply builds slowly and methodically to its final twist. There are no shocking scenes or blood-curdling shrieks in the night. It is not that sort of show. It is all about being creepy, slowly and ploddingly like a walk through the peat-covered moors of Northern England. “Woman in Black” runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays through March 17 at the Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. Tickets are e$18 to $24 and available at or by calling (253) 588-0042.


SEE HER? The “Actor” (played by Dylan Twiner) and Arthur Kipps (Nathan Rice) in Lakewood’s chiller “Woman in Black.”

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New York bluesman Bill Sims Jr. will headline the latest installment of Blues Vespers at 5 p.m. on March 3 at Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 North â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St. Sims â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a native of Marion, Ohio â&#x20AC;&#x201C; enjoyed modest success on the R&B circuit as a member of the Four Mints in the 1970s before splitting to form avant-garde jazz band the Lamorians in 1976. He released his debut blues album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blues Before Sunrise,â&#x20AC;? in 1992 followed by the critically acclaimed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bill Simsâ&#x20AC;? in 1999. More recently, Heritage Blues Orchestra â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his band with daughter Chaney Sims, Junior Mack, Bruno Wilhelm, Vincent Bucher and Kenny â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beedy Eyesâ&#x20AC;? Smith â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was nominated for best blues album at last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grammy Awards for their debut CD â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Still I Rise.â&#x20AC;?

Sims is also known for appearing in â&#x20AC;&#x153;An American Love Story,â&#x20AC;? a PBS documentary that focused on his interracial relationship with wife Karen Wilson in 1999. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bill is the real deal when it comes to blues music,â&#x20AC;? said Rev. Dave Brown, who organizes the Blues Vespers shows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He performs the whole range of blues, from field hollers all the way up to the electric, Chicago blues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in New York with Bill and you walk into the room, the room stops cold and says, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bill Sims.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? In Tacoma, Sims will be accompanied by Northwest heavyweights Paul Green on harmonica, and the Mark Riley Trio. Admission to Blues Vespers is always free but a donation will be taken for Immanuel Presbyterianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Habitat for Humanity Guatemala benefit. The church plans to send 22 people to Guatemala to build houses as part of that effort.


AUTHENTIC BLUES. Bill Sims Jr. will headline Blues Vespers on march 3.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Father of Smooth Jazzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom Grant to play Jazz LIVE at Marine View Admission free at March 10 concert By Matt Nagle

He may humbly chuckle when you call him â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Father of Smooth Jazz,â&#x20AC;? as he is known. But Tom Grant was making this enduring and beautiful music long before its name was officially coined. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was around when this kind of crossover music didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have a name,â&#x20AC;? he said in an interview this week from his hometown of Portland. In fact, this smooth jazz pioneer has been â&#x20AC;&#x153;aroundâ&#x20AC;? for more than 40 years, and in that time he has released 25 albums (four of which went to #1 on adult contemporary charts), his latest being 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Delicioso.â&#x20AC;? A series of his albums â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mango Tangoâ&#x20AC;? (1988), â&#x20AC;&#x153;In My Wildest Dreamâ&#x20AC;? (1992) and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The View from Hereâ&#x20AC;? (1993) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; topped smooth jazz charts for nearly 20 years. Along the way, he started his own label and toured Japan and Indonesia behind releases that include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life Is Goodâ&#x20AC;? (2008) and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Solo Pianoâ&#x20AC;? (2003). Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performed on the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonight Show with Jay Leno,â&#x20AC;? has composed extensively for TV shows and film, has played with jazz greats like drummer Tony Williams (Miles Davis), tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and the late Woody Shaw. The list goes on. On March 10, local music lovers will get a chance to experience this master pianistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magic when he headlines Jazz LIVE at Marine View with longtime collaborator David Captein on upright and electric bass, versatile drummer Jeff Frankel and special guest vocalist Shelly Rudolph. This 5 p.m. concert will be held at Marine View Church in Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Point, 8469 Eastside Dr. N.E., and admission is free to all ages. Grant says the playlist will be varied and include many genres of music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do some originals and then veer off into jazz standards and Great American Song-

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book type songsâ&#x20AC;Ś Then we might do some pop and R&B tunes. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all over the board actually,â&#x20AC;? he said. Grant said he is looking forward to performing with Rudolph, as he enjoys working with vocalists in general. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like accompanying singers, so I play with all the different ones coming out of Portland â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nancy King, Rebecca Kilgore â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but Shelly (Rudolph) Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked with the most. We had a regular gig four nights a week here in Portland, so we have a wide-ranging repertoire.â&#x20AC;? What wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be varied will be the level of pure happiness that audiences certainly feel from seeing Grant perform live at all of his shows. This man is in his element

onstage, his smiling face and buoyant playing revealing his pure joy while making music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The one thing I try to do in my piano playing is to go for beauty,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the beauty and sound of the piano. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go for shock and awe, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to disturb people or make them think. I like to approach music like everything should affect peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart and soul and be as beautiful as possible.â&#x20AC;? Grant said the first time he played Tacoma was about 25 years ago. He laughed as he recalled being booked to play the Tacoma Dome with its capacity of 25,000-plus. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true that Grant can fill a venue, but filling the Dome was another story. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was nobody there. It was incredible. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how they got such a booking â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was kind of bizarre,â&#x20AC;? he said. Organized by dedicated jazz fan Jim Foster, Jazz LIVE at Marine View has grown to be a most popular event, as it regularly features the best of the best in the genre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The master pianist, singer, songwriter has married his improvisational jazz fusion styles with the warm, melodic grooves to keep fans searching for the rare live appearance in the Puget Sound,â&#x20AC;? Foster wrote of Grant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eager to share his subtle, skillful music, both through his touch on piano and in his voice.â&#x20AC;? Grantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current projects include working with Portland jazz singer Toni Lincoln to produce a CD on his record label. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an authentic, old school jazz singer like Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and Ella,â&#x20AC;? Grant said. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also piecing together his own record. No word yet on its release date, but at this point in his career Grant has earned the luxury of releasing his music when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right for him. When all is said and done, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happy as long as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s making music. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel really lucky to do this. The only way Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever retire is when I physically canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it anymore.â&#x20AC;? To keep up with all that Grant is up to with his music, visit and â&#x20AC;&#x153;likeâ&#x20AC;? him on Facebook. The Jazz LIVE at Marine View series continues April 14 with Tuscon-based saxophonist Neamen Lyles; May 19 with vibraphonist Susan Pascal; and June 9 with Kareem Kandi Band and Northwest legends Bill Ramsay and Jay Thomas. Visit

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Digital Chemistry releases debut CD ‘Just Add Water’ RELEASE PARTY MARCH 9 AT LOUIE G.’S

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Chemistry is (left to right) Rob Fowler on guitars and lead vocals, Glenn Strom on drums and percussion and Cliff Peddicord on bass and backing vocals.

By Matt Nagle

After releasing a muchpraised EP, “Connections,” less than a year ago, South Sound power trio Digital Chemistry has release a debut CD “Just Add Water.” To celebrate, the band will be hosting a CD release party on March 9 at Louie G.’s with guests TuT, Black Stone River and Black Diamond. Containing 13 all-original songs, “Just Add Water” will satisfy anyone’s craving for progressive, melodic hard rock of the highest quality. With its emphasis on instrumentation and composition, this is music bereft of fancy digital effects and studio manipulations. Rather, Digital Chemistry is as real as it gets in content, emotion and intellectuality, for their musicianship is that of three seasoned players who have put a lot of thought and effort into crafting each and every song. There’s an obvious attention to detail on this CD, a vibe borne on music given a fine polish before sending it out to the QUARTET (98 MIN, PG-13) Fri 3/1: 1:45, 4:05, 6:25, 8:45 Sat 3/2-Sun 3/3: 11:30am, 1:45, 4:05, 6:25, 8:45 Mon 3/4-Thu 3/7: 1:45, 4:05, 6:25, 8:45

AMOUR (127 MIN, PG-13) Fri 3/1: 2:45, 5:30, 8:15 Sat 3/2-Sun 3/3: 12:00, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15 Mon 3/4-Thu 3/7: 2:45, 5:30, 8:15

SILVER LINING PLAYBOOK (122 MIN, R) Fri 3/1: 3:20, 6:10, 8:55 Sat 3/2-Sun 3/3: 12:40, 3:20, 6:10, 8:55 Mon 3/4: 3:20, 6:10, 8:55 Tue 3/5: 3:20, 8:55 Wed 3/6-Thu 3/7: 3:20, 6:10, 8:55

LINCOLN (150 MIN, PG-13) Fri 3/1-Mon 3/4: 1:30, 4:55, 8:05 Tue 3/5: 4:55, 8:05 Wed 3/6-Thu 3/7: 1:30, 4:55, 8:05

Holy Motors (115 MIN, NR) Tue 3/5: 2:00, 6:35

masses. Digital Chemistry is: Rob Fowler on guitars and lead vocals (and he wrote all the music and lyrics on “Just Add Water”), Cliff Peddicord on bass and backing vocals and Glenn Strom on drums and percussion. These guys are Tight (with a capital “T”) when they’re playing together, like one cohesive unit. Peddicord’s vocal harmonizing adds a lush layer of texture, and Strom’s drum work brings to mind the greats like Neil Peart (Rush) and Bill Bruford (Yes). All three are virtuoso musicians; put them all together and magic is made. Fowler’s singing voice is perfectly suited for Digital Chemistry’s brand of music. His vocals command attention and can certainly match the music’s hard rock punch when the occasion arises, but at the same time there’s a gentility to his voice that draws the listener in. Like chapters in a book, each song on “Just Add Water” is different than the other and each contributes to the impressive whole. This is because Fowler’s lyrics have something to say, and often the message is a positive view of life and building human unity, like on “Virtual Unreality” (“Woman and man/ hand in hand/ we’re all the same/ we must demand/ a better plan/ …we must agree despite our differences that we’re all the same family”…). Sometimes the music takes a slightly darker turn, as on “Nora,” which Fowler calls “our burning bed song.” Fowler sings: “Nora told us life was everything she’d dreamed of/ picture perfect like it ought to be/ but underneath her veil of bliss and contentment/

lay an anger soon to be revealed....” Fowler’s guitar work is just as compelling, with just enough bits of flourish and fancy fingerwork. The production values on “Just Add Water” are topnotch as well, no doubt due to Fowler being behind the recording console to mix and master the music himself. He knows what the sound should be like, so who better to make it so? In fact, Digital Chemistry was brought to life through visions Fowler had back in 2009 of organizing a band that embraces experimentation and out-of-thebox creativity. Already an accomplished guitarist with hundreds of original songs to his name, Fowler has since made his love for music into a living, breathing entity created in the laboratory of his mind and named Digital Chemistry. “Just Add Water” is bound to receive a lot of kudos. If you dig Queensryche, Rush, King’s X, Kansas and the like, you’ll love Digital Chemistry. When the band takes the stage at Louie G.’s on March 9, it will be with fellow hard rockin’ trio TuT, the Black Stone River duo playing their very first show, and straight-ahead rockers Black Diamond resurrecting the spirits of Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/ DC and more. There will be giveaways and the like, great food and lots of great music to experience in one of the most popular venues south of Seattle. To learn more about all the bands on the playbill, “Like” them on Facebook. Check out more on Digital Chemistry at

FRIDAY, MARCH 1 BACKSTAGE: Hairstorm (80s metal covers) 9 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 4 C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Rock ‘n Roll Magic (Classic rock) 9 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: Groove City (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: 4More (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Clem Rishad, William Jordan, Young Buss, Q Swift, Aye Bizz, Kurupt (Rap) 8 p.m., $12 LOUIE G’S: Hair Nation (80s metal covers) 8 p.m., NC, AA MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: The Dignitaries, FHoles, Milk, 8 p.m. PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock covers) 9 p.m. STONEGATE: Three Skinny White Samoans, 9 p.m. SWISS: Afrodisiacs (Disco covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Suburban Verman, Psychedelic Shadow Show (Rock) 8 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Gary Cook (Jazz guitarist) 5:30 p.m., NC, AA VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

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TUESDAY, MARCH 5 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m.

EMERALD QUEEN: Aaron Tippin (Country) 8 p.m., $20-50

C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Rock ‘n Roll Magic (Classic rock) 9 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: Groove City (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: 4More (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: The Green. New Kingston, Stay Grounded (Reggae) 8:30 p.m., $20 LOUIE G’S: Sweet Kiss Mama, Cody Beebe & the Crooks, Ayron Jones & the Way, 8 p.m., $10, AA NEW FRONTIER: Death By Stars, guest, 8 p.m. SPAR: TBA, 7 p.m. STONEGATE: Steve Cooley & the Dangerfields (Blues) 7 p.m. STONEGATE: Moss Brothers, 9 p.m. SWISS: Spazmatics (80s covers) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Groove House (Funk), 8 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

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

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ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 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. UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

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FRI., MARCH 1 ‘SPRING AWAKENING’ THEATER – Norton Clapp Theatre, University of Puget Sound: “What are you looking for?” “If only I knew.” “Then what is the use of looking?” This exchange between Ilse and Moritz, two young people in the rock musical “Spring Awakening: The Musical,” gently captures the longing and the angst that drives this powerful, modern play. As a coming-of-age story, “Spring Awakening” is uncompromising in portraying what it is to be alive and young, faced with the censure of adult silence. Set in the 19th century, “Spring Awakening” explores adolescence in a society dedicated to suppressing sexual matters. It ponders the cost of ignorance and denial – then and now. Holding little back, it deals with sensitive issues such as sex education, child abuse, homosexuality and the hierarchies of privilege. Admission is $12.50 for the general public; $8.50 for seniors (55+), military personnel, students, Puget Sound students, faculty and staff. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For tickets contact Wheelock Information Center, order by credit card by phoning (253) 879-6013, or order online at http://ups.

SAT., MARCH 2 NUCLEAR WEAPONS DISCUSSION ETC – Pacific Life Community and University of Puget Sound Committee for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice will hold a forum on a future without nuclear weapons. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Kilworth Chapel at UPS. Scheduled to speak are Michael Honey, an author and professor at the University of WashingtonTacoma; Felice Cohen-Joppa, a nuclear resistor from Tucson; Tom Rogers, a retired U.S. Navy captain; Elizabeth Murray, who retired from a position as analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency and Father William Bichsel, a retired Catholic priest with the group Disarm Now Plowshares. CAFFEINE AND GASOLINE ETC – A great start to the weekend! Where can you find super cars, street rods, tuners and race machines rubbing elbows in the same place? The first Saturday of every month, you will find that (and more) at Griot’s Garage. It is Caffeine & Gasoline! We get up early and brew the coffee, you cruise in with your favorite ride and hang out with fellow enthusiasts. Info: http://www. events/ Griot’s Garage is located at 3333 S. 38th St. FINANCIAL FITNESS FAIR ETC – The free, first annual Pierce County Financial Fitness Fair is hosted by Pierce County Asset Building Coalition.The event includes: workshops on budgeting, credit building, home-buying and many other financial topics; free tax help (for income eligible); free document shredding; chances to open bank accounts; kids’ zone (ages 511) and youth zone (ages 1218). Lunch and refreshments provided. Pre-registration required if you need childcare (ages 2-4), interpreter services, or special accommodations, or to schedule tax preparation. Contact Deena Giesen to pre-register, (253) 573-6679 or Info: http://


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INTUITIVE AND HEALING ARTS FAIR ETC – In addition to the intuitive readers, psychics and healing arts practitioners regularly scheduled at Crystal Voyage, new guest readers, practitioners and vendors will make an appearance on the third floor of the Crystal Voyage building. Have an angel card, aura, palm, face, tarot, tea leaf, numerology or past life reading, or have your astrological birth chart done and discover how the sun, moon and planetary forces are affecting your life. Energetically connect and communicate with your pet. Balance your chakras. Find out how to improve your life with a mini feng shui consultation. Experience hands on healing with reiki or theta healing, or enjoy a relaxing massage. Try something new. Come and meet one of the many talented intuitive readers, psychics and healing practitioners. Come in curious and leave feeling renewed and excited about your life. If you have been wondering what the universe has in store for you, stop in and find out. Intuitive reader charges vary. Admission is free.

MON., MARCH 4 CAMPBELL SPEAKS ETC – The 29th District Democrats will meet at Anahuac Restaurant, located at 9002 Pacific Ave. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Scheduled to address the group is Tacoma City Councilmember Marty Campbell, who will discuss the city budget. All are welcome to attend. For more information call James Wrenn at (253) 474-4527 or (253) 306-3176.

THURS., MARCH 7 TACOMA GREEN DRINKS ETC – Tacoma Green Drinks provides a social and networking opportunity for Tacoma/ Pierce County residents interested in sustainability, conservation and environmental issues. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at a location selected by that month’s sponsor. This March, grab a beer with the Community Gardens of the Pierce Conservation District at Top of Tacoma, 3529 McKinley Ave. E. Pierce County has embraced community gardening whole-heartedly over the

past several years. More than 54 such gardens currently exist in Pierce County, up from 26 two years ago, with an additional six in development. Community gardens are a unique form of ‘community-managed open space’ that can have a wide range of positive benefits. It is far more than simply growing food in urban areas; community gardening is an activity that has far-reaching consequences for the health and safety of our communities. Info: SISTER CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ETC – Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life. Tickets are $10 each or season tickets are $80 and available at the Blue Mouse Theatre, North 26th and North Proctor streets, at Pacific Northwest Shop, 2702 N. Proctor St. or online at http://www.


TEDDY BEAR PATROL HAPPENINGS – Bartell Drugs is helping to give “bear hugs” to children in stressful or traumatic situations as the Puget Sound area drugstore chain teams up again with Warm 106.9 FM in the annual “Teddy Bear Patrol” campaign, now through March 30. All 58 Bartell Drugs locations are designated locations for teddy bear donations. The annual drive puts teddy bears in the hands of community police departments, hospitals and emergency response teams so they may give bears to children involved in challenging situations. More than 74,000 bears have been collected over the past several years for this tremendous cause. Purchase an official “Bartell Bear” for $7 and Bartell Drugs will donate a second bear to the campaign, or donate a new or gently used bear, under 12 inches. Info: VALUE VILLAGE DONATION DRIVE 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, as well. Info: www. HAPPENINGS –

‘LA TRAVIATA’ One of the greatest operas of all time is coming to Tacoma March 15 and 17. Based on a semi-autobiographical novella by Alexandre Dumas, the opera tells the story of Violetta Valery, a beautiful and charming young courtesan who falls in love with an ardent young gentleman from a reputable family, only to be haunted by her socially questionable past. Verdi’s masterwork will move the audience to tears and touch many hearts. Purchase tickets soon for “La Traviata” which takes place at the Pantages March 15, at 8 p.m. and March 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets: HAPPENINGS

private funding sources has reached a new level, which RAGS hopes to help meet with this event. Info: www.

RAGS WEARABLE ART HAPPENINGS – The 19th annual RAGS wearable art sale and gallery competition will take place March 7-10 at the Larson’s Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma in Fife. In the last 18 years RAGS has raised $1,085,000 for the YWCA Pierce County’s domestic violence prevention programs. In the face of mounting state and federal budget cuts, the YWCA’s need for increased

‘THE WOMAN IN BLACK’ THEATER – The 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 through 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: TEDDIE BEAR MUSIC MUSIC – Teddie Bear Music is a child and parent musical adventure. Join instructor Janice Berntsen as she shows students how to share the gift of music and movement with their children, ages 1-4. Sessions are held Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. at Ted Brown Music, located at 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd. For more info, visit ‘MEMORIES AND MEDITATIONS’ ART – “Memories and Meditations: A Retrospective on Michael Kenna’s Photography” is on view at Tacoma Art Museum through March 24. Kenna has been capturing the ethereal essence of locations across the globe for more than 30 years. His unique point of view evokes a sense of calm that enhances 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 through March. HOT HULA FITNESS ETC – Every Monday through Wednesday, Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts hot hula fitness classes from 7-8 p.m. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific islands, hot hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance moves set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout. Hot hula fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout that isolates your larger muscle groups, quads and arms, providing a total body workout in 60 minutes. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy hot hula fitness. Admission: $6 (discount with APCC membership). APCC is located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. DRUM CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. You do not need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit CHARITY BOOT CAMP ETC – Jeff Jowers, owner and founder of Tacoma’s Ultimate Fitness Boot Camps, is hosting charity fitness boot camps every Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m., benefiting Campfire USA. These drop-in classes are $10 apiece, with all proceeds going to charity. Info: www.

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On the 19th day of February, 2013, the City Council of the City of Milton, WA, passed Ordinance No. 1816-13, amending petty cash fund section 3.24.040 of the Milton Municipal Code; and Ordinance No. 1817-13, amending Ordinance No. 1805-12 adopting the annual budget of the City of Milton for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013; providing for severability; and establishing an effective date.

TO: Kayla Royer In the Welfare of: H., K. DOB: 12/22/2004 Case Number: PUY-CW-02/12-006 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a Review 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 Review Hearing on April 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. NOTICE, PURSUANT TO TRIBAL CODE SECTION 7.04.720, THE COURT MAY FIND THE PARENT, GUARDIAN OR CUSTODIAN IN DEFAULT FOR FAILURE TO RESPOND OR APPEAR AT A COURT HEARING. THIS MAY RESULT IN YOUR CHILD(REN) BEING PLACED IN ANOTHER HOME AND THE PARENT ORDERED TO CORRECT CERTAIN PROBLEMS.

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 Fresh-

waters, 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,

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,

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Be a Big Brother! Becoming a Big is a fun and easy way to volunteer in your community and make a BIG difference in the life of a child. There are several program RSWLRQV WR Ă&#x20AC;W \RXU VFKHGXOH and interests, such as meeting your Little at school, going on an outing or attending an agency-planned activity. For more information, visit or call 253.396.9630. INTERVIEWEES FOR A NON-PROFIT PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x153;MEMORY COMMUNITYâ&#x20AC;? What It Is: We are Memory Community (a nonSURĂ&#x20AC;W FRUSRUDWLRQ  7KH Memory Community Project is a creative service to seniors. Our Goals & Objectives: To create an accessible resource that: â&#x20AC;˘ helps our senior citizens tell their stories â&#x20AC;˘ connects the young and the old â&#x20AC;˘ increases our understanding of those before us who help us be who we are â&#x20AC;˘ honors the generations before us and show our appreciation by preserving their memories â&#x20AC;˘ All seniors are welcome WR YROXQWHHU IRU Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ their story! â&#x20AC;˘ At most two days of work during daytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Day 1: pre-production meeting, and Release )RUPVLJQLQJ'D\Ă&#x20AC;OPing, ideally wrapped within half a day What weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like you to talk about in the Ă&#x20AC;OP8VHPLQXWHVRUVR to tell the most memorable story from your life, the lessons that were learned, and the wise words you want to pass along to your children/grandchildren. Compensation: a DVD in which you are the leading character, and a free upload to our website http://memorycommunity. org/ Contact: send your emails to Or call 'H\XQJ DW  for scheduling a meetLQJ 7KH Ă&#x20AC;OPLQJ LV IUHH but donations are appreciated to help the project continue. Donate time and receive free groceries. Volunteers needed with skills in management, organization, clerical, food handling,

VOLUNTEERS 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: Hospice is seeking compassionate, caring individuals to volunteer up to 4 hrs. per week with terminally ill patients. Comprehensive training and educa-


tion provided. We support your service goals and your spirit to give. Training Jan. 2010 call today! 253.301.6464

Franciscan Hospice and Palliative CareLife giving and Life changing If you have a few hours per week to sew, hold hands, listen to life stories, make phone calls, play cards or work puzzles, we have a need for your compassionate presence. Support patients/families in the home, nursing home, or Hospice House. Daytime volunteers especially needed.Comprehensive training and on-going support are provided. Call 253-5347050 or log onto www. to learn more Brighten the day of a senior with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! Volunteer an hour or two visiting with a resident at HearthVLGH 0DQRU LQ 8QLYHUVLW\ Place. Please contact Tashia Cress at 253-460-3330. EDGEWOOD COMMUNITY FOOD BANK Seeking volunteers to staff Thursdays from 3:30pm 6:30pm and/or Saturdays from 11am-2pm . Those interested contact Community Coordinator, Kate Wright at $GGUHVV 122nd Ave E Edgewood Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to help with special mailings. Call Janice Hutchins at 6272175. The Greater Federal Way Orchid Society invites you anyone who is interested in learning about growing orchids - to attend their monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month except July, August & December. We gather at 6:30pm, meeting starts at 7:00pm and ends before 9:00pm. Held at Kloshe Illahee Lodge at 2500 S. 370th. This is East of Enchanted Parkway in Federal :D\ 6RXWK RI WK For more information call 253-946-2300.

Tiny Bird Rescue Sandy

Need safe farms or barns for indoor/outdoor semi-feral cats. They DUHĂ&#x20AC;[HGYDFFLQDWHG and de-wormed. Ages 9 mo. & up. Leave message at  


Metro Animal Services Pets of the Week

1200 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98374 253-299-PETS


Henry is a super affectionate little boy with tons of love to give his future Forever Family! He is a laid back guy who will get along with pretty much anything.

ARGO Argo is a handsome little boy who loves to play! He is looking for an active Forever Family with lots of time to train a pup!

Currently available animals are featured on our website

Pet of the Week

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sarah & Teaganâ&#x20AC;? Meet Sarah & Teagan they are tortie females, 6 years-old and a bonded pair. If you are looking for double the love, double the fun, then these are the girls for you. They came to the shelter after their owner passed away and are now looking for a quieter home that has double the room for love! Please visit Sara & Teagan today, their reference numbers are A471965 & A471966.

Visit us at 2608 Center Street in Tacoma www.

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&ODVVLĂ&#x20AC;HGV Stephanie Lynch

Doug Arbogast (253) 307-4055 Over 20 Years Real Estate Experience


Call me todayâ&#x20AC;Ś I am happy to help you with your Real Estate needs.

4424 6th Ave Suite 1, Tacoma, WA 98406

Tired of renting? Jennifer Pacheco Monthly payments Mortgage Officer on a new home Loan NMLS #486264 could be less than 253-926-4131 your rent. Call me for details!

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We are now experiencing a sellers market which brings more money when selling your home. Call me today if you are thinking about selling for your free market analysis and learn how I will sell your home for the most dollar to you!


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

723 S. Tyler


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


Commercial Opportunity!


9640 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood

Manufactured Home in Park in Graham. $22,500. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. 11,084 Sq. Feet. 1994. Jacob J. Amy Real Estate Sales Broker. (206) 251-1801

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

Margo Hass Klein Coldwell Banker Bain

(253) 279-9949

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I act in your best interest, not mine. You deserve respect from the first time we shake hands to the last.â&#x20AC;?

Start your business here! Zoned for residential or commercial use, this 1,000+ square foot home is located on a large corner lot on Bridgeport with thousands of cars going by daily. Use your imagination to transform the fully fenced backyard into your retreat from a busy workday. The unfinished space in the basement has great potential â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or take advantage of all that storage space. The 2-car garage offers room for parking or even more storage. Just a short drive to shopping, dining and easy freeway access. $129,000

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 Timeless,Classic Beauty APPROVED SHORTSALE +LOOJURYH/DQH6:



Property Management Receiverships Condo/Home Owners Association Management Bank REO Acquisitions Commercial Sales/Leasing


For Sale

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

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

For Rent

Newly Remodeled $1,100

Professional Office Bldg. $690,000 4412 6th Ave Tacoma For Lease Also 253-752-9742

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



3br 1 bath 253-752-9742

Spanaway Duplex

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

Tacoma (253) 752-9742

702 S 53rd St

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


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

Office/Retail 3868 Center St For Sale or Lease 816 sq ft 253-752-9742

Puyallup Townhome

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

Gig Harbor (253) 514-6539

(253) 981-4098

For Lease


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

Downtown Tacoma Office 705 S 9th St #301 1180 sqft w/ view 253-752-9742

DuPont (253) 207-5871

Seattle South Lake Union (206) 319-5981

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



Owners say sell!!

43:  3504 N. Monroe 5VY[O,UK*SPURLY )YPJR-P_LY

43:    11321 148th Ave KPN IKIHZM .PN/HYIVY

43:  6423 47th St Ct W IKIHZM <UP]7SHJL

43:  15421 Rose RD SW IKIHZM 3HRL^VVK

Call Mark Hulen today! 253.761.8888 )L[[LY7YVWLY[PLZ57YVJ[VY

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