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Magical night R FO Kenna Erhardt Rogers High School girl is new Daffodil Queen By John Larson

TOOT-TOOT. Amtrak trains are set to shift from Point Defiance route to Sounder tracks down South Tacoma Way now that an environmental study finds the shift will not impact traffic, safety or nature.



A three-year environmental study that researched expected impacts of the proposed rerouting of Amtrak trains from the current Point Defiance tracks to the Sounder rails through South Tacoma has determined See AMTRAK / page A5


enna Erhardt of Rogers High School on South Hill is the new Daffodil Queen. Erhardt and girls from schools around Pierce County competed for the title during the Queen’s Coronation, held at Life Center in Tacoma on March 8. Kayla Prewitt of Curtis High School in University Place was selected as Miss Congeniality. With that title comes a $500 scholarship from Tacoma Yacht Club. Grace Collins of Fife High School came in third place, with Prewitt taking second place. The event began with welcome and introductions from emcees Chris Egan and Tracy Taylor, reporters from KING 5 television. Sarah Karamoko, the outgoing queen, came onstage. She was escorted by Clan Gordon Pipe Band, which performed “God Bless America.” Next was the introduction of the 2013 court. Each girl was escorted by a boy from her school, who introduced her to the audience. Each princess gave a oneminute speech, then answered a question about what she thinks is magical about Daffodil Festival. Several touched on this year’s theme, “The Magic of Music,” in their responses. “Music reminds me that I am a winner,” said Shelondra Harris of Foss High School. She mentioned playing basketball and volleyball for the Foss Falcons. Through the values she has learned in school and through participating in Daffodil Festival, she has learned she is “always a champion regardless of the outcome.” The 24 girls are building up their self-confidence, Harris observed. “I am a force to be reckoned with.” Tara Harris of Lincoln High School recalled being bullied in seventh grade. A music teacher at school


MARCH MAGIC. (Top) The 2013 court onstage at Life Center. (Middle) Kenna Erhardt of Rogers High School reacts to the announcement that she is the new Daffodil Queen. (Bottom) Carly Knox of Stadium High School, escorted by school-mate Tommy Hawthorne.

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Police Blotter

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On March 7 Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Tacoma resident Tyler Elkins with promoting sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree child rape for having sex with, then prostituting, a 15-yearold girl. Last November the victim was kidnapped by an acquaintance named “Hollywood” and an unknown man in California. She was escorted at gunpoint to a house, where she was forced to have sex with several men. Hollywood threatened to kill her if she attempted to escape. Hollywood forced the girl to walk the streets looking for customers and took numerous nude photographs of her that he used on websites to solicit dates. The victim gave the money she earned to another prostitute, who would give a portion to Hollywood. On March 2 Hollywood arranged for the victim to begin prostituting in Tacoma. He drove her to meet a friend, the defendant. The three drove to a hotel, where the victim was left with the defendant. There he allegedly threatened the girl and forced her to have sex with him. He arranged encounters with her, collected between $600 and $1,000 from men, then forced the victim to have sex with them. This occurred three times. On March 5 Elkins is accused of taking the girl to a fast-food restaurant. She went to the restroom and escaped. She then called police. On March 6 Elkins was arrested at his home. He has pleaded not guilty and bail was set at $75,000. His next court appearance is scheduled for March 22.


A man with a medical condition lost control of his pickup truck on March 6 and hit a Tacoma Link light rail train. The incident occurred in the 100 block of South 25th Street. Police believe the driver had a seizure. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. No one on the train was hurt. Damage to the train was minimal.


A man jumped to his death from the Narrows Bridge on March 5. Police and medical crews responded. The man, 62, was a University Place resident. His car was parked along the eastbound shoulder of the bridge. His body was recovered.


Firefighters responded to a fire in a commercial building on Feb. 28. Heavy smoke was coming from PetSmart, located at 3326 S. 23rd St. The sprinkler system in the building was activated and fire crews extinguished the remaining hot spots. Employees, customers and pets were evacuated. No animals appear to have been injured. Damage is estimated at $35,000. The cause of the fire was determined to be suspicious and the case was handed over to Tacoma Police Department.

As everyone already knows, March 3 was declared national “If Pets Had Thumbs Day.” So that seems as good a reason as any to have a petthemed photo contest. The rules are simple. Readers e-mailed photos of their pets to Tacoma Weekly with a caption of what they thought their pet was thinking at the time. Now it is your turn to vote on the best photo and caption. The photos have been posted online and on Facebook. The photo with the most votes, either through “likes” or comments, by March 15 will be the winner. The winners will be announced March 18. The top winner will receive four tickets to the Andre Rieu concert at KeyArena on March 19. The second and third-place winners will receive two tickets. Admission is regularly $72 each. Rieu, one of the best-selling live acts in the world, is a master of the violin and his international “And The Waltz Goes On Tour” is an ode to the waltz and named after his successful album, for which he collaborated with Sir Anthony Hopkins.


The Wilson High School Scintillation Show Choir will host its annual dinner and auction starting at 5 p.m. on March 23, at the Charles Wright Academy Dome, 7723 Chambers Creek Road in University Place. Guests must be 21 or older to attend this event. The $20 tickets include an Italian dinner, a Show Choir performance and silent and live auctions. Attendees can bid on more than 400 silent auction items and 25 live auction items. For ticket information, call Scintillation Booster President Samantha Logar at (253) 223-9721 or Scintillation Director Wendy Shepherd after 2:30 p.m. at (253) 571-6156.


Machinists Union members are joining with The Rescue Mission in Tacoma for a walkathon to benefit the mission’s community service work. Along with raising money, the first Vennie Murphy Walkathon also will honor a member of Machinists Union District Lodge 751 who has been an outstanding volunteer at the mission since the 1990s. The five-kilometer walk will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 at Federal Way High School. Registration is $15 for adults and $5 for youth under 16. Murphy, a retired Boeing Co. worker from Puyallup, was honored as one of the mission’s volunteers of the year for 2012. “I don’t know of anybody who’s had as much faithfulness about serving, and has been so influential in bringing in other people to serve,” said David Curry, The Rescue Mission’s chief executive officer. “We need lots of Vennies.” In particular, Curry credited Murphy with creating the partnership between the mission and the Machinists Volunteer Program, which is the community service arm of District 751. Union “MVPs” help prepare and serve Saturday and Sunday breakfasts two weekends each month, while also throwing periodic Sunday dinners for the mission’s clients.

Murphy is one of the union’s top volunteers. In 2012, he received a gold-level President’s Volunteer Service Award from the White House, which is the top award given by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. It goes only to volunteers who have given more than 500 hours of their time in a year to community service, which Murphy accomplished in 2011. “Vennie’s been an example and an inspiration for a lot of us at the union,” said Robley Evans, who is chairman of District 751’s MVP Committee. “He’s also a great friend. We couldn’t think of a better way to honor him for all he’s done in the community than to have a fundraising event in his name.” For details, go online at www.rescue-mission. org/walk-a-thon.


The popular flea market run by the Women’s League of University of Puget Sound will be held this year on March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 60 booths will offer antiques and collectibles, artwork, handcrafts, artisan and vintage jewelry, home and garden items, furniture, clothing, glassworks, locally-sourced foods and more at Memorial Fieldhouse, near the corner of Union Avenue and North 11th Street in Tacoma. Admission is $3. Parking is free. The flea market, now in its 45th year, has become a much-anticipated tradition in the South Sound. Its attractions include the “Grandma’s Attic” booth, a silent auction, and coffee, pies, and cakes at the cafe. Proceeds from the event support University of Puget Sound scholarships for students. Last year the flea market raised $13,000, all of which went toward scholarships. In total last year Women’s League endowed scholarships provided $28,950 in financial aid to 13 talented Puget Sound students. To make donations of goods to be sold at the market, please contact Carla Moschetti at (253) 777-4385 or send an e-mail to ccmosh@yahoo. com. The flea market is the largest event organized by members of the Women’s League of University of Puget Sound each year. It has been held since 1968, after a member of the league traveled to Paris, France, and was inspired by a visit to a flea market there. The league was founded in 1900 and has been supporting the university and its students since that time by selling tickets to concerts, publishing cookbooks, collecting donations and hosting events. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information about the flea market contact Lynn Raisl at (253) 759-0725 or send an e-mail message to For daily updates, visit the Women’s League Facebook page at www.


On Feb. 27, Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, spoke to the Legislature in Olympia about youth and gang violence in the Puget Sound. Carroll spoke to representatives and senators about the value of public/private partnerships and the importance of continued investment in youth and gang violence intervention and prevention programs.

Carroll spoke on behalf of his A Better Seattle organization, the YMCA of Greater Seattle’s Alive and Free program and Tacoma’s Northwest Leadership Foundation (NLF), whose efforts are reducing gang violence and building ladders of opportunities for youth in the Puget Sound. His primary purpose at the Capitol was to draw support for funding and cooperation from state officials. Carroll stated, “Creating partnerships across our region and increasing private funds to support the flow of public dollars has allowed us to build a model that we believe is sustainable, managed at the local community level and is results-driven.” He stressed that Washington has an opportunity to be an example of social innovation for the rest of the country. He feels this program should be in every major city in the United States to reduce youth violence, incarceration and the number of victims of violence. Carroll chose the Northwest Leadership Foundation to work alongside A Better Seattle because of their dedication to urban youth and the revitalization of the city. NLF was the Seahawks Charity of the Month for December 2012 and continues their relationship with the NFL team to advocate for youth in the Puget Sound. With a heart for the city, NLF runs programs designed to lift youth up and out of self-destructive cycles and provide safe places for them to excel. Applying straightforward, practical solutions to advance the faith of their beloved city, they operate in accessible, culturally sensitive and powerful ways. The Proteen initiative is NLF’s one-stop-shop for youth ages 10-22 involved in or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system. The program helps these youth recognize their gifts, find their distinctive voice to set goals and take action for change. They provide a non-threatening environment, working intensely with adult mentors, the faith community and service providers to assist them in developing and achieving their goals. MORE CITY BRIEFS AT TACOMAWEEKLY.COM


Local Restaurants Flipping Out Famous Burgers and Fries Judging from the prices on the menu at Flipping Out Burgers ($3.79 for a cheeseburger!), most people may not automatically assume that only the most high-quality, premium ingredients are used. But owners Tom and Marina Lomis refuse to cut any corners when it comes to their burgers, fries, corndogs – or anything else on the menu, for that matter. In fact, each morning, workers hand grind the beef, and the buns are baked fresh the night before using a special recipe created for the restaurant. Only the freshest condiments are used, including hand pulled lettuce, and French fries are freshly cut in-store. Customers can build their own burgers, choosing whichever ingredients and condiments they would like – and for no extra charge. “We’re a small company with friendly employees creating a great clientele,” Tom Lomis said. While typical burger restaurants tend to add fillers to create that “juicy” look to a burger, Flipping Out’s beef contains only 9 percent fat or less – the closest thing any of us will ever get to a low-fat hamburger. Each burger also includes a special – secret -- seasoning from Chicago. “People can actually enjoy a burger here and not feel guilty about clogging their arteries,” Lomis laughed. Corn dogs are also made using only Hebrew National Kosher hotdogs, hand battered in a recipe made inhouse. Marina Lomis also recently opened up Sipping Out, a coffee stand connected to the restaurant, featuring high-

quality coffee from Olympia-based roaster Batdorf and Bronson. Sipping Out also serves breakfast sandwiches in the mornings, and its delicious caffeinated beverages are offered all day long during the restaurant’s normal business hours (Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fri.-Sat. from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Flipping Out also offers senior discounts, and some lucky toddlers out there – if they’re good for their parents – may receive mini ice cream cones for free, as well. In addition to ice cream, the restaurant offers a full menu of milkshakes, malts and even deep-friend cheesecake. Flipping Out Burgers is located at 4008 S. 12th St. in Tacoma.

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500 motor race. The Wasp featured the world’s first rear-view mirror and also pioneered the use of aluminum in its engine, body and chassis. The 1926 Marmon D-74 roadster featured an in-line six. Nearly 4,500 of were sold in 1926 at a cost of $3,000. But the car maker’s fate was sealed with the global downturn of the 1930s. Production ended in 1933.

The 84-horsepower car in the LeMay collection is Marmon’s twopassenger, three-speed roadster that successfully completed the 2011 Pebble Beach Motoring Classic. Only 350 of the 250,000 Marmon cars ever produced are known to exist today. D-74 models run upward of $90,000 when they are auctioned in car collecting circles.

Associated Ministries adopts the Dinosaur



BLESSING THE DINOSAUR. Associated Ministries colleagues will fill their rolling suitcase with all the things a child going into foster care will need. Team members are (from left, back row), Bria Zimmerman, Jovan Dumas-Orange, Kiet Do, Jeannine Mott, Marcy Stahl. Sandy Windley, Valorie Crout, Greta Brackman, Megan Shea, Adam Ydtsie, and Michelle Cotton. In the front row are Sam Samoeun and Amy Allison. By Kathleen Merryman


ive Megan Shea and Amy Allison credit for the best idea of the Charlie’s Dinosaur Drive for Foster Kids. They work at Associated Ministries, where they’re true to the mission of uniting people of faith to build stronger communities. They embraced the drive as a chance to add a little personal oomph to that mission by collecting supplies for kids going into foster care. Most collection sites so far are gathering random items from the most wanted list of clothing and toiletries. Shea and Allison saw another way. “Can we fill a backpack for one child?� Allison asked, just as Shea was about to pose the same question. These women are brilliant. They’re going beyond buying hair dryers and jeans for a cause. They and their colleagues will be sending one child on his or her way with a rolling bag packed with love and hope. Associated Ministries’ staff will decide together whether they would like to help a boy or a girl. They will pick an age range, and they will plan together who will bring what for the suitcase. It’s a perfect model. Any office, church, classroom or club can do it. The next best question of the drive came up when the staff got a briefing on it: “Can we fill more than one?� You know the answer.


Child abuse and neglect cases are some of the hardest on Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies. Though they are all awful, the death of Charlie and Braden Powell



By Steve Dunkelberger

The Nordyke and Marmon Co. was an early maker of gas-powered vehicles with its first production model of an air-cooled V-twin automobile in 1902 at a factory in Indianapolis. That car came a full six years before Henry Ford released its landmark “Tin Lizzie� Model T in Detroit, which would go down in history as the first affordable automobile. The Marmon cars had a price tag of about $2,500, while the Model T cost just $850. That price difference made one only reachable to the upper crust, while the Ford model was clearly marketed to the masses. The V-2 Marmon, and its sibling V-4 model, soon gained a reputation as a sporty and speedy upscale automobile that was also reliable and easy to maintain. America’s driving culture proved large enough to allow both markets to prosper, until money was harder to come by, that is. But the market could not foresee the Great Depression to come. The Model 32 of 1909 led to the Wasp, winner of the first Indianapolis

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at their father’s hand was one of the worst. Who could make sense of a parent murdering his own boys? After they found a picture Charlie made of a happy dinosaur, five detectives saw it as the mascot of an effort to help the kids they still can. They founded Charlie’s Dinosaur as a non-profit to help children moving out of abuse and into foster care. There’s an awkward time in that process, said Det. Sgt. Theresa Berg. The children rarely have clean clothes, toiletries or anything to pass the time in the few days when they are in

meetings, hearings and temporary care. Charlie’s Dinosaur fills in that blank with a backpack or rolling suitcase filled with new necessities. The detectives are allowing us to help fill those bags during Tacoma Weekly’s Charlie’s Dinosaur Drive for Foster Kids. The list of things the children need, and the places to bring them are next to this story.



3rd and ‘J’ Street Tacoma has a tremendous pothole problem, and the city knows it. During the past couple of years, the city has acknowledged this issue by spending millions of dollars in major arterial repairs with the council’s “pothole initiative,� and in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacoma’s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of road riddled with holiness, and continued those efforts in 2012. And while that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up – or return – each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the city’s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Town’s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.


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Kettle Corn for Kenya sets up shop Saturday By Kathleen Merryman

It was such a success, Caillier said, that he is going back in April. Caillier is not rich. He works at the South Tacoma Grocery Outlet off of South 56th Street and South Tacoma Way. But he is ingenious, and he has a way of getting people to jump into his plans. This weekend, that could include you. He and a corn-popping friend will host Kettle Corn for Kenya outside the store on March 16. The plan is simple. You make a donation. They give you saltysweet-sinful kettle corn. The store owners, David and Jessalynn Greenblatt, match the take. Caillier sees the potential for raising $2,000, enough to change dozens of lives for the better in one of the worst places in Kenya when he heads back April 10. To read more about Caillier’s work, click onto


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Arts community mourns loss of Paula Tutmarc-Johnson AUG. 5, 1950 – MARCH 5, 2013 By Matt Nagle

The Tacoma arts community lost a vibrant and loving advocate on March 5, when Paula Tutmarc-Johnson, former owner of Two Vaults Gallery downtown, passed away. Her death came as a surprise to many, for to know Johnson was to know a woman whose energies seemed endless when it came to anything having to do with the arts and all things artistic. This – coupled with her genuine warmth, sharp sense of humor and deep compassion for all people – made Johnson a lady whom her friends, family and colleagues feel blessed to have known. Johnson’s inquisitive and open mind was one of her best qualities. She craved new ideas, new perspectives and boundless beauty as evidenced by the art that hung on the walls at Two Vaults, her home away from home. From realist to impressionist paintings, from jewelry to foundobject sculptures, and everything in between, Johnson’s tastes embraced all genres and mediums as long as high creativity was evident. Her Two Vaults Gallery was a fun gathering hub for those embarking on Tacoma’s monthly third-Thursday Art Walk (now called Art Mingle), and she was in her element inviting people into her gallery to show off the newest artist whose works she was featuring. Even after she sold the gallery, Johnson remained active in the downtown arts scene by hooking gallery owners up with artists she knew had to be seen by the public. In addition to being an arts advocate and curator, Johnson possessed great musical talents as well. Upon learning of her passing, author, historian and musician Pete Blecha wrote the following about her at “Freedom’s Child has found her freedom. “Just got word that my friend, Paula Johnson, after months of struggling with a surprise cancer diagnosis last summer, passed away peacefully this morning in the arms of her loving husband Jerry. Sweet Paula was the daughter of Seattle music royalty: 1950s country/pop music star Bonnie Guitar and 1930’s electric guitar pioneer Paul Tutmarc. “Longtime West Coast music fans will recall the 1966 regional Top-10 folk-rock hit, “Freedom’s Child,” that Paula recorded under her stage-name of Alexys. Backed by the Puyallup band Third Generation, Alexys enjoyed her moments in the sun – playing big gigs at the Seattle Center Coliseum on the same bills as the Yardbirds, Beach Boys, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Sly & the Family Stone, and other touring stars. Her band cut demo sessions downtown at Kearney Barton’s (RIP) Audio Recording studios, and then she and her mother (as producer) finished the “Alexys” LP [Dot Records #16994] with session heavies down in Hollywood. Paula also recorded for Jerden Records, Paramount Records, and 4-Star Records. “In the late-‘60s she resurfaced with the Maple Valleybased band Peece, and then gigged around further under the stage-names of Iris Hill and Irene Cookie. In more recent times Paula toured through Europe singing R&B, and ran her own Two Vaults Art Gallery in Tacoma. Freedom’s Child will be missed by many…” Delightful in every way and a true renaissance woman, Johnson’s influence will live on through the works of all the artists she encouraged and in whom she believed. Plans are still in the works for a celebration of her life in April. Those who wish to be part of the event are invited to contact Johnson’s daughter, Amy Carpenter, at aljc911@ or (360) 229-0915; and Jerry Johnson at

Chris Caillier is a oneman foreign aid program. He had read and heard about the slums of Dadaab, Kenya, and felt called to help the people there. The question was how to do it with a personal impact and sidestep corruption. Last July he connected with friends in Tacoma and on the Internet and set out to Dadaab to help one resident, one school, one enterprise at a time. He posted films about what he saw, and what the people needed, and followers back home donated on-line to meet that need. They grubstaked a business for the Salat family, paid for supplies for the Amri School and formed the plan that, for $20 a month, got a teenage boy out of his glue-sniffing life on the streets and back into his family and school.

From page A1 numbers and made an offer then, this week, backed out on the $1 million building. There is still time to dream about its next role in Tacoma’s history. It would make a great brewery, said Amocat Café owner Morgan Alexander. It would be a great space for law offices, say most of the attorneys who practice in the County/City Building just down the hill. “I’d think a nice little theater, or a casual night club, a jazzy, casual nightclub,” said Cristine Gunderson, who works at the parking lot kiosk next to it. “This little neighborhood could use something like that. It’s such a beautiful building. I hope someone good buys it.” So does Washington National Guard Captain Keith Kosik, who, with Robert Wren, led a fourfloor tour of the building that once housed cavalry horses, welcomed presidents and sent high school graduates off to their futures and guardsmen and women off to war. “I wish you guys could have seen it a couple of years ago,” Kosik said, standing on the 20,000-square-foot drill floor and looking up at the balconies and arched wooden ceiling. “This was magnificent for over 100 years.” Before the Guard decommissioned the building in 2011, the flags of every state hung from the balconies, with the United States flag at one end of the building and Washington’s at the other. The floor, dusty as it is, still gleams in the sunlight more than a year after the power and water were turned off. It is made, Kosik said,


INSIDE. The Armory’s 20,000-square-foot interior is crowned with balconies and an arched wooden ceiling. The flooring is made of old-growth pine two-by-sixes standing on their narrow edge. Even horses have galloped on these floors and left them unscarred.

of old-growth pine two-bysixes standing on their narrow edge. Horses, including those of three costumed cavalry officers at the decommissioning ceremony, have galloped on these floors and left them unscarred. The Armory, said Kosik, was the jewel of Tacoma in 1908, when it was built for $95,000. The city celebrated its completion with a New Year’s Eve ball, followed by the dedication on New Year’s Day, 1909. Even before the Guard commenced the building’s service as an armory, it shared it with the community. Still, it was primarily a military installation. Infantry trained and drilled there during World War I. A few years later, Guardsmen responding to labor riots to the south and west came through the Armory. Nearly a century after that, The Guard deployed from there to the World Trade Organization riots in Seattle. “In 1916, when we sent troops down with General Pershing to chase Pancho Villa on the original southwest border mission” Tacoma’s soldiers mustered at the Armory, Kosik said. “There were stables,”


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Kosik said, for Cavalry Troop B. “And there was a horse swimming pool,” said Wren, who tended the building for 38 years and is a maintenance mechanic at Camp Murray. The streets of Tacoma were a poor place for warhorses to get exercise, so the Armory had a pool where they could work out. It is the boiler room now, on the lowest and darkest level, not far from the gun range, arms vault, small parking garage and the sunless quarters where the caretaker lived. “When my unit was here, we used to do urban battle drills in these rooms,” Kosik said of the warren of small, low-ceilinged rooms. He will take that training with him when he deploys to Afghanistan this spring. The airier ground floor is short on history and long on practicality. It is divided into rooms large enough to house a small business or law practice, maybe even a shop or a bail bondsman, convenient as they are to the jail. It was that convenience that put prisoners in the Armory in the 1990, when Pierce County Jail was chronically overcrowded. With the crowding leading to lawsuits, Pierce County set up chain link fences on the drill floor, set out beds and transferred lowrisk prisoners there. “That’s when they installed the sprinkler system,” Kosik said. “In the 1970s and ‘80s, the lawyers would come in every day and play basketball,” Wren recalled. The hoops are still there, but the stage and podium from political rallies are gone. When presidents came to Tacoma, it was most often to the Armory to give speeches. “Three sitting presidents have come here,” Kosik said of William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman. During World War II, the Armory saw troops off, and the community in. It hosted dances, Christmas celebrations and dances for troops on leave. It was an ideal venue for high school graduations and

weddings, Wren said. “My brother and I went to dances here, and boxing and wrestling.” And, oh, the concerts. “Giant Band Battle Dance,” “Battle of the Bands,” “Big Five-Hour Dance and Show” the ads and handbills read during the 1960s. Teens by the thousands rocked out to The Wailers, Viceroys, Sonics, Solitudes, Intruders, ElCaminos, Dynamics, Furies, Galaxies, Marshans, Noblemen and Paul Revere and the Raiders. That was the rocking. The Dockside Derby Dames brought the rolling. The roller derby team practiced on that drill floor, and also failed to damage it. That all ended when the National Guard ruled that the building no longer met its needs. There was not enough parking. There are other, more practical spots. It dismantled what it could, removing every piece of furniture, every appliance. Wren helped pulled four pallets of carpet tiles and shipped them east to other armories, where they matched the flooring. When they were done, they turned off the lights and water. Decommissioned, the building reverted to the state. When local governments did not want it, the state put it on the market. “Our phone has been ringing,” said Stefanie Fuller, acquisition and disposal manager for real estate services with the state’s Enterprise Services. “One interested party talked about redeveloping it and making it into housing units. People from Bates toured it. I have a spoken offer of $475,000, but, no, we’ve got time. This is not going to be a fire sale.” After 105 years, the Armory has earned better than a bargain price. It merits a quality future in the city it has served so well, and in so many ways. “I was a soldier here,” Kosik said. “As somebody who appreciates the Washington National Guard and Tacoma, the Armory connects our combined history. When I look at it, I hear the voices of many generations.”

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helped her get through that difficult time. “Without music I would not be here today.” Harris said the girls have learned much from their interaction with festival volunteers such as float designers, advisors and chaperones. “They are what makes this magical.” Carly Knox of Stadium High School noted that music evokes emotion. She discussed a study of an elderly man with dementia. While his condition often made him withdrawn, when music was played it brought him back to the world around him. Angelica Marie of Mount Tahoma High School discussed how music helped her deal with her parents splitting up. Proving that music is a form of international language that knows no barriers such as ethnicity or culture, she sang a few verses from “We Are The World,” alternating between Spanish and English. “Music inspires me to live my life to the fullest,” said Brianna Pedicone of Puyallup High School. Mikayla Flores of Chief Leschi High School said she has wanted to be a prin-

cess ever since she was a little girl. Being involved with the festival has inspired her to pursue her dreams. Zoe Mix of Wilson High School said this year’s theme inspired her to become a princess. Mix, who wants to study vocal performance at the University of British Columbia and become an opera singer, sang a short song she wrote for the occasion. Next came the introduction of the judges. They are Pierce County Councilmember Stan Flemming, Kate Simonson, Stephanie Stennes, Katie Skelton and Paul Davis, a commodore with Seafair. Stennes is a member of the Sea Gals, the Seattle Seahawks cheerleading squad. “Thank you for all the lives you are touching,” she said to the girls. Steve James, executive director of the Daffodil Festival, announced that KING 5 has agreed to televise the Grand Floral Daffodil Parade this year, with Emerald Queen Casino as the presenting sponsor. Karamoko discussed her experience as Daffodil Queen over the past 12 months. She acknowledged the 2012 court and chaperones. She told members of the 2013 court to savor their time involved with the festival. “Don’t stop believing and indulge yourself in the magic of music.”


GROUP HUG. Kenna Erhardt is congratulated by well-wishers after being crowned.

▼ Amtrak From page A1 the shift would bring no significant impacts to traffic or safety in the area. The Federal Railroad Administration determination earlier this month means design and construction of connecting tracks can move forward. Construction is set to begin in 2015, and the new route service could begin in 2017. “This is a major milestone for not only this project but for customers and our entire passenger rail program,” said then-Washington State Department of Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond. “This new section of track allows us to add more daily round trips between Seattle and Portland, making rail travel reliable and more convenient for our passengers.” The federally funded change would allow two more Amtrak runs from Tacoma to Portland with more reliable service and shave 10 minutes off travel times as well as free up the Point Defiance tracks for freight-only traffic. Each Amtrak Cascades train typically consists of 12 cars and seats 250 passengers. More than 838,000 riders take that trip each year, and the ridership has grown at about 10 percent annually in recent years. The service started in 1994 with a traveler count of just 180,000 passengers. “This tremendous growth in ridership confirms the demand for Amtrak Cascades and the need to continue improving the service and reliability,” Hammond said. “The next steps in our long-term plan will improve rail infrastructure, reduce freight- and passenger-train congestion and expand Amtrak Cascades service.” The Point Defiance bypass is just part of the $782 million in federal funds set to improve Amtrak routes in the state meant to boost passenger travel reliability and travel times. Passenger trains, including Amtrak Cascades, currently must slow down due to curves and single-track tunnels on the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railway tracks near Point Defiance and along southern Puget Sound, through University Place, Steilacoom and DuPont. “This is an important step in alleviating rail congestion and reducing travel time for passenger rail service between Seattle and Portland,” said Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo. “Incremental successes, like this one, are critical to helping states and regions achieve their longterm vision for higher performing passenger rail service.” The $89 million proposed rerouting of the passenger trains would bypass Point Defiance by running down the largely existing rail line located west of South Tacoma Way and


TRACKING TRAFFIC. The rerouting of passenger rail from Point Definance tracks to those used by

Sounder trains has received a greenlight, despite fears by some train watchers that the added trains will cause traffic congestions as the trains cross the at-grade intersections on their way to and from Tacoma and Portland.

Pacific Avenue, from South Tacoma through Lakewood and DuPont. The tracks run would then reconnect back to the BNSF Railway main line near the Nisqually Delta on its route south to Olympia and Portland. Freight train traffic patterns will not change, with the some 50 freight trains a day continuing to use the existing BNSF line around Point Defiance and along the Puget Sound coast. The few freight trains that currently use the bypass route will continue to use it during and after the project. When completed, the Point Defiance Rail Bypass project will bring a total of seven daily round trip passenger trains through Tacoma, Lakewood and DuPont intersections, with an average crossing time of 45 seconds per intersection at a maximum speed of 79 mph. The current Sounder trains travel slower and take more time than the Amtrak trains would once service starts. And that’s the rub for some folks, since the idea of trains crossing main streets on at-grade intersections the length of South Tacoma Way brings images of traffic jams and cars stuck on tracks. City of Lakewood officials are pondering legal action, in fact, because they fear the added train traffic will hamper economic development along the 18-mile route. Reconfiguring the road crossings at South 56th Street, South 74th Street, Bridgeport Way Southwest and Berkeley Street Southwest to elevated crossings, however, might be worse than at-grade intersections. Those intersections are trafficked by upwards of 90,000

cars a day. City Council member Joe Lonergran’s district spans the South Tacoma bypass route Amtrak will use. His neighbors raised safety and traffic concerns when the South Tacoma Sounder station opened nearby and is revisiting their concerns now that the Sounder trains run the route and is fielding those concerns again with the bypass discussions underway that would mean a total of about a dozen trains a day would pass along the tracks. The claim that the Amtrak trains will only be in the intersection for about 45 seconds doesn’t, for example, give him an idea of how traffic will be impacted. The

lights and guard arms at the intersections, after all, will stop traffic before the train approaches as well as after the train leaves. “That is the real time we are talking about,” he said. “There is a lot more discussion that we have to have. We are really short on details about the Amtrak proposal even though we have been talking about it for years.” WSDOT officials say the trains will actually only take about seven seconds to zip through the intersections, so the full time between guard rails going down with flashing lights and when they go back up after the train passes will be less than a minute. Grade separations would

certainly be expensive, adding as much as $292 million, according to the study, while not affecting traffic safety but would have significant environmental and business impacts by blocking vehicle access at the intersections and swallowing commercial property for right of ways. Another concern is that opening the tracks to passenger trains will lead to freight traffic using the rails as well. Those trains are often one or two miles long and lumber along at much slower speeds. Shifting more cargo trains to the tracks with at-grade crossings could lead to large backups. Grade separations would, in a “catch 22” aspect of the issue, make the inter-

sections safer but also make freight traffic easier to shift to the South Tacoma route. Either way, more trains are set to come through South Tacoma. Despite those concerns, city officials have given their collective thumbs up to the move. “Tacoma supports the Point Defiance Bypass Project consisting of re-routing Amtrak Cascades passenger rail service to an inland route and relocating the existing Amtrak Station from Puyallup Avenue to Freighthouse Square,” said Kurtis Kingsolver, interim Public Works director. “We are excited the project is moving forward but continue to have concerns relative to the potential blockage of East ‘C’ and East ‘D’ Streets during boarding, and how it will impact both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. We also have some concerns pertaining to surface parking. We look forward to working with WSDOT over the next few months to develop a design that promotes multimodal transportation, mixed use development and mitigates potential negative impacts.” WSDOT officials say the shift of passenger rail to the former Prairie Line route won’t lead to freight using the tracks since such a move would hamper the whole point of the project – making passenger rail more reliable and faster. The current trains have a reliability rating of about 70 percent on the 3:30-hour trip from Seattle to Portland. The target of the track shift is to boost that to 88 percent reliability and cut the travel time to 3:20 hours. “It’s really being designed for passenger rail,” said WSDOT’s Cascades High Speed Rail Program Communications Manager Melanie Coon. “There really are no plans to run freight on that line. We are basically trying to get freight out of our way.”



FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013


2013 High School Baseball Preview



POWER PRESENCE. Stadium junior Jake Vieth will take on a leading role for the Tigers this spring, carrying a powerful bat and a powerful arm on the mound.


he annual battle as to when the weather will allow for outdoor sports is on once again. But local baseball squads are hard at work, with some having already begun their seasons. We take an early look at the Tacoma schools in our high school baseball preview.

SPRING FOOTBALL RETURNS TO MIDDLE SCHOOLS Local squads embark on first season in 26 years By Jeremy Helling


or the first time in 26 years, the pads are popping on local middle school football fields this spring. After Tacoma Public Schools announced late last summer that football would again be offered in the spring – among several other changes in an ongoing effort to strengthen middle school programs – nine local schools hit the field on March 4 to prepare for the upcoming season. “I think this is a great opportunity for middle school kids to feel special,” said Jamila Jones, the recently named head coach at First Creek Middle School. “The best part of it is (kids) are buying in to everything that’s not football – how they should walk, how they should talk and what kind of example they should be. It’s been awesome.” Baker, Giaudrone, Gray, Jason Lee, Mason, Meeker, Stewart and Truman middle schools will join First Creek in the new season, which will begin with a jamboree between all the teams at Mount Tahoma Stadium on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first slate of regular season games is set for March 28. After going through a few years of budget issues, the return of football – along with offering of girls cross country in the fall – was made possible in part by Tacoma Public School’s collaboration with a number of advertising sponsors. “All of those people have really helped us get back and allow these programs,” said Jennifer Kubista, Tacoma Public Schools director of student life. Kubista added that since she was hired in 2003, it has been an ongoing effort with district and school officials to continue to strengthen and expand athletic programs. But she noted that bringing back football is somewhat of a landmark because of its unique importance among student


A new era has begun for the Tigers, as eight-year coach Chuck Peterson decided to retire during the offseason and new coach Barry Fretwell takes over the reins. Fretwell will assume his first varsity head coaching job after stops at both O’Dea High School and Pacific Lutheran University. When the Tigers take the field, the cupboard will not be bare. Fretwell can expect good production from senior first baseman and pitcher Jake Vieth, who will provide much of the power for the Tigers. Other contributors should include junior second baseman Brannon Ronia and catcher Matt Gunn. Right-hander Ryder Destunder will join Vieth in the rotation, as Destunder’s offspeed pitches should complement Veith’s hard fastball nicely. By Steve Mullen


Bellarmine coach Rick Barnhart has seen it all before in his 29 years as the Lions’ coach, and has a nice balance of both pitching and offense this year. The Lions are led by junior center fielder and leadoff hitter Brandon Thompson, who sported a .388 batting average last year. Senior third baseman George Foley, who hit .383 last season, combines with right fielder and pitcher Harry Stenberg and catcher Michael Ota to give Bellarmine plenty of offense. The Lions will not be without quality pitching either, as Stenberg and senior left-hander Marcus Lane will give the Lions two good front-line starters. Another name to keep an early eye on is senior shortstop Andrew Patubo, who has given up his final year of soccer eligibility and has turned heads early both at the plate and in the field. By Steve Mullen



HITTING THE FIELD. (Top) First Creek Middle School student Julius Nichols prepares to catch a pass at football practice on March 11. (Bottom) Lonyea Adams dons full pads while doing jumping jacks during stretches at First Creek’s practice. athletes. “It was probably one of the best moments I’ve ever had in my career,” she said, “because I knew we were going to be bringing back something that was pretty special.” In addition to the two new sports offered this year, the district announced that all middle school sports would be moving to the high school model – with a varsity, junior varsity and ‘C’ team. All sports will also be allowed to practice five days per week instead of four. With a contact sport like football again being offered at a younger age, both Kubista and Jones noted that the impact will also be felt at the high school level. “I’m amazed at how many kids come to high school with the lack of fundamentally sound football,” Jones said. “I think this middle school component will help high school programs get that boost…overall I

think that will make programs better.” Not only that, but the impact that the sport should have, and the lessons learned, should have an impact in the classroom. “The academics is first and foremost,” Kubista said. And Jones agreed, noting that he is already seeing the impact after one week of practice. “I got an email from a teacher the other day – football players are teaching class,” he said. “A football player broke up a fight. (These are) things that I hadn’t been hearing.” And while he hopes to see positive results on the field this spring, Jones hopes even more positive results will be seen down the road. “I want to win football games, but ultimately I want to send high schools kids who understand what it means to be a high school student athlete.”

Entering the upcoming season, second-year Rams head coach Doug Rupe has much to look forward to. “If we play defense, we should be able to compete,” he said. The Rams will have one of the best pitching rotations around with junior right-handers Brady O’Keefe, Jared Horner, and Evan Stout. Offensively, Wilson should get production from promising freshman first baseman Noah Hill. “He should give us great production in the middle of the lineup,” Rupe said. “That’s great for a ninth grader.” Other major cogs will be the catcher Nate Sandoval – the Rams’ lone senior – and speedy center fielder Robbie Rhoads, who is strong defensively. By Steve Mullen


The Falcons enter the 2013 season wondering who will fill the large shoes of pitcher Jayce Guild and catcher Billy Barker. Early candidates on the mound include juniors Omar Morris, Marcus Ransom, and Ryan Phillips – all right-handers who coach Roy Young hopes will carry the load for the Falcons. “It will be tough to replace Jayce,” Young said, “but this should be a good group who can keep us in ball games throughout the season.” The Falcons should be in pretty good shape offensively with Morris, Phillips and shortstop Mike McCoy hitting in the middle of the order. If all the pieces come together for the Falcons, they could be an interesting team to watch in the 3A ranks. By Steve Mullen


The Thunderbirds have a good number of key players returning, and will be boosted by the addition of senior infielder Drake Jones, a talented transfer from Chicago with a good bat. A solid junior class is led by shortstop Kasey Kenyon and third baseman Kyle Couture, while second baseman Garret Granvold and outfielder Kyle Bailey will also be See BASEBALL / page A9

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2013 High School Girls Softball Preview


Several softball teams took big hits due to graduation last year, and it is time for some promising newcomers to shine. We take a look at some of the local squads as the season begins. Note: Life Christian will not be fielding a team this year due to low numbers, and the Stadium and Tacoma Baptist coaches could not be reached for comment.


After reaching the state tournament last year, the Lions return a good number of experienced players, including Narrows 4A MVP pitcher Courtney Schwan. The junior is dominant on the mound, and should continue to contribute offensively as well. Schwan is surrounded by a solid core of seniors, including four-year starting first baseman Alex DeStephano and shortstop Alexa Ostrander. Senior utility player Rachel Barcena will be a very important piece offensively and on the mound, and sophomore Rebecca Sorenson brings a solid bat as she takes over at second base. “Last year we had a really nice run and fell flat when we were there,� said head coach Craig Coovert. “This group that comes back wants to see it through even farther. So far the work ethic and drive is very impressive.� Coovert added that freshman pitcher Erica Grenlund should also contribute on the mound, and fellow freshman Alyssa McKiernan will contribute in the infield and outfield.


The Rams lost star pitcher Janessa Flynn and power hitters Alexa Olague and Taylor Clark – among others – but will still look to quickly rebound with a promising group. Senior pitcher Alex Flynn should take over as the ace, and brings a solid bat as well. Senior outfielder Kaysha Fox should continue to make noise at the top of the lineup, and senior infielder Darian Grimm and infielder/outfielder Julie Davis will be counted on as well. Junior infielder Stephanie Granger will help Flynn form a solid pitching staff and should also contribute in the infield, while senior Carsen Stanley will take over for Olague at catcher. “We may have to try to score different ways than just trying to get up and smash it,� head coach


TAKING THE FIELD. (Top left) Wilson senior Alex Flynn looks to lead the Rams on the pitching mound and at the plate this

year. (Right) The Rams’ Kaysha Fox will look to spark the offense at the top of the lineup. (Bottom left) Bellarmine Prep senior shortstop Alexa Ostrander is one of several key leaders for the Lions this year.

Ron Balmer noted. “We’ll still be okay just because we have decent pitching.� Balmer added that sophomore Maddisyn Scott and freshmen Syntera Garnes and Kenzie Baynes should see time as well.


The Thunderbirds have eight seniors on the squad this season, led by first-team all-league catcher Bailee Larson. Larson will be counted on to lead the offense, as her powerful bat should make noise in Mount Tahoma’s first season in the 3A ranks. Also returning is senior center fielder Lupe Hernandez, while sophomore shortstop Zanaa Holt adds more experi-

ence to the lineup. Sophomore Nancy LaPointe-McCloud will look to lead the Thunderbirds on the mound after getting significant experience there last year. Head coach Rachel Reed noted that the team is strong on leadership and sports a desire to improve, something that should help their development. She added that senior outfielder Caylie Neziri and freshman infielder Elizabeth Box are a couple of newcomers to keep an eye on.


The Abes will look to build the program under first-year coach Ron Aguirre, who is in his 23rd year of coaching softball. Lincoln’s hopes will be cen-

tered on senior infielder Maryssa Tippett, who has an extremely powerful bat and will surely lead the offensive effort. Tippett, though, will also be relied upon heavily as the team’s ace on the mound. Also returning is junior shortstop Heidi Leeper, who will bring leadership and experience in the lineup. Aguirre noted that junior infielder Yozelin Maldenado also should make an impact, and that the Abes will work to steadily improve for future seasons as well. “I noticed a strong desire to listen and to work to be better,� he said of his early impressions of the squad. “They want to be a contender someday.�


The Falcons are another team looking to rebound from a tough season, and feature a good combination of experience and youth. Senior Pawarisa Onmun – a two-time second team all-leaguer – will switch from the outfield to solidify the catcher spot, and senior Kapua Lane will look to lead Foss on the mound. Junior Kylie Thornton also returns to the infield for the Falcons. Head coach Carlena Stroud noted that freshman infielders Michaela Phillips, Hallie Bader and Breanne Hayes should make an immediate impact, while fellow freshman Tyra Goshay will see time in the outfield.

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junior Ahmaad Rorie (left) helped lead the Abes to a third-place finish at state by averaging over 20 points per game, while Foss’ Dezmyn Trent (right) averaged almost 27 points per game and was crowned the Narrows 3A most valuable player.

By Jeremy Helling


he 2013 high school basketball season certainly had its fair share of dramatic finishes and unbelievable individual performances. With the amount of talent within the city limits, that’s no surprise. We look back at the season that was in boys basketball with our annual edition of the All-City Team. No group epitomizes the best of the best more than this year’s first team, as the four Division I college recruits put forth some of their best efforts this season. Foss senior guard Dezmyn Trent, the Narrows 3A MVP, simply dominated all year long. The recent Boise State commit lit it up from anywhere on the court, tallying 40-plus points four times and averaging 27 points and eight rebounds while adding three assists per game. Lincoln’s duo of Tre’Shaun Fletcher

and Ahmaad Rorie was just as unstoppable, leading to the Abes’ third-place finish at state. Fletcher – a University of Colorado commit – averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game, emphasizing his season with some highlight-reel dunks in the playoffs. Rorie – a junior bound for the University of California – could hit from anywhere on the court, averaging 21 points and dishing out five assists per contest. Bellarmine Prep senior forward Lucas Meikle again led his squad deep in the playoffs, as the Gonzaga-bound Lion averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game. Mount Tahoma senior guard Brian Neal rounds out the first team, as he led the Thunderbirds back to the district playoffs – where he scored a game-high 31 points in their loss to Mountain View – by averaging 17 points and over five assists and four rebounds per contest. The second team is led by Bellarmine

Prep senior Isaiah Flynn, the lightning quick point guard who averaged 11 points per game and had a knack for hitting clutch shots down the stretch. Foss senior guard Jericho Ballard was a great complement to Trent, averaging 12 points and four rebounds per game and helping lead the way in the state regionals. Stadium senior guard Eric Anderson-Connolly helped guide the Tigers’ attack this year, averaging nine points per game and leading his squad to the state regionals. Wilson freshman Alphonso Anderson burst onto the scene this year, averaging over 12 points and eight rebounds per game for the young and dangerous Rams. Mount Tahoma senior forward Andre Wiley dominated up front as well for the Thunderbirds, averaging just under 14 points per game and adding over eight rebounds per contest. Tacoma Baptist guard Brandon Stoehr headlines the third team, as the unselfish

sophomore loved getting his teammates involved, and still found enough shots to average over 16 points per game. Lincoln junior guard Ar’Mond Davis was a dangerous outside threat for the Abes, sporting a silky smooth outside shot and averaging 11 points while pulling down four rebounds per contest. Stadium senior Jordan Powers combined with Anderson-Connolly to form a strong backcourt for the Tigers, as he added 8.7 points per game and made some big plays. Bellarmine Prep forward Sefo Liufau – despite missing a good portion of the season after recovering from the football playoffs – still managed to average double digits in scoring, and used his overall athleticism to be a big factor for the Lions. Foss junior forward Olashawan Miller also earned a nod, becoming a main target on the interior for the Falcons and putting up 7.5 points and five rebounds per game.

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ACES. Wilson pitcher Brady O’Keefe (above) and Bellarmine Prep pitcher Marcus Lane (right) will look to lead their respective squads on the mound this season.

â–ź Baseball counted on. Granvold and Couture will lead the Thunderbirds’ pitching staff, while Bailey and Jones will also see time on the mound. Head coach Victor Rodriguez hopes a maturing roster continues to help the team improve, even if a low number of players presents a challenge. “There’s not much depth, but we’ve got some talent,â€? he said. “It’s not an excuse. We’re just going to go out and play hard.â€? By Jeremy Helling


Looking to continue to rebuild his program, secondyear head coach Ron Gee is optimistic about his roster that features 10 returning players. Leading the way is fouryear starter Austin Pizarro, who should contribute at third and first base while also seeing time on the mound. Junior outfielders Aiden Covington and Zach Bennett also return to boost the offense. Gee is also excited about sophomore second baseman Collin Ford – a Puyallup transfer – and freshman catcher Xavier Baines and freshman short-

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stop Mark Jones. Interest is quickly growing in the Abes’ program, as they will field a JV team for the first time in a number of years. “The attitude has been outstanding, guys are playing hard,� Gee said. “They’re buying into what we’re trying to do here to get it turned around.� By Jeremy Helling


The Crusaders will feature a solid core of seniors off a squad that advanced to the district playoffs last year. Leading the offense will be power-hitting senior first baseman Dalton Wintersole, who can simply crush the ball. Senior shortstop Matt Hallstrom and senior outfielder Brandon Turner also return, while senior third

baseman Taylor Martindale returns to add some pop to the lineup after taking last year off. Junior infielder Tommie Brazile and sophomore outfielder B.J. Peterson will also fill key roles, and all of the listed players should contribute on the pitching staff. “Kids are working really hard and want to do well,� said head coach Kraig Gillman. “They’ve got a little experience in the playoffs and they’re looking to take it further.� By Jeremy Helling


The Eagles have a relatively young squad with no seniors, but do have a talent-

ed, experienced junior class that will lead the way. Junior all-league outfielder Kevin Breen should pace the offense, while junior Sam Veliz will head up the infield. Fellow juniors Taylor Roeloffs and Tyler Bogue will combine to man the catcher spot. Veliz, Bogue and Roeloffs will also lead the pitching staff, something head coach Gregg Leach noted should be a strength. “As long as pitchers throw strikes, pitch to contact, I think we’re going to be fine,� Leach said. “Our offense, we need to come around with that. We’re going to be playing small ball.� 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.

Tribe donates to help local people and charities Donations to Northwest Harvest, Food Lifeline, Toys for Tots and more helps families and communities in need

Puyallup Tribal Vice Chairman Bill Sterud (holding left side of check), along with Council Members David Bean, left, and Sylvia Miller, far right, presented Northwest Harvest Board Member Mike Hargreaves with a $250,000 check that will benefit 350 food banks throughout the state. During the 2012 fiscal year, the Puyallup Tribe pumped more than $3 million from its charity and general funds into the local community with donations to various charitable organizations, churches, and schools that support food banks, literacy programs, medical research, education and job training, and other programs. Staying true to its tradition as the “generous people,” the Puyallups donated $250,000 each to two key area food distributors in both December 2011 and 2012 – Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest – which feed thousands of families in need during the holidays. As Washington’s largest hunger relief agency, Food Lifeline distributes more than 35 million pounds of food annually – the equivalent of more than 27 million meals – to feed hungry people throughout Western Washington. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide with a network of more than 325 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. It provides more than 1.7 million meals every month through this network. Northwest Harvest distributed more than 26 million pounds of food last year. All food and operating funds come from individuals, businesses and foundations, with 92 percent of the total budget going to food distribution. Yearly in December, Northwest Harvest hosts its largest oneday event of the year: the KING 5 Home Team Harvest. Northwest Harvest volunteers and staff spend the day collecting food and funds at numerous sites throughout the Seattle/Tacoma area. Throughout the day, members of the community drove carloads full of food donations to help Northwest Harvest reach its goal for the event. “We were taught as children that the biggest thing a person will be remembered by is what they do for their people – not what they do for themselves,” said Council Member David Bean. “We recognize that the economy is still recovering, and the need for help is still there.” Puyallup Tribal Council Vice Chairman Bill Sterud presented the check to Northwest Harvest Volunteers at the event. “It is an honor and a privilege to be in a position to help people, especially during the holidays,” Sterud said. “We are deeply grateful to the Puyallup Tribe for their generosity and spirit of potlatch giving, at a time when revenue is down and need is up,” said Northwest Harvest Executive Director Shelley Rotondo. The half-million dollars the Tribe donated to

Northwest Harvest over the past two years will provide approximately 2,174,000 meals. “This donation means so much to us, because the need is growing in the community,” said Mike Hargreaves, board member of Northwest Harvest. “Our overhead is so incredibly low, and it’s amazing what we can do with a dollar. This donation makes a huge impact on the organization.” The Tribe’s contributions to Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline combined equals more than 3.5 million meals to individuals and families in Washington. “A lot of these food banks are down 80 percent in donations. We were sure some families were going to go without,” said Puyallup Tribal Council Member Marguerite Edwards. “Our donation makes a big difference.” Also in December 2011 and 2012, Tribal representatives presented Toys For Tots organizers with checks for $250,000, for a total contribution of $500,000, during the annual KIRO Day toy drive at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in South Tacoma. They also brought with them truckloads of toys, accounting for $10,000 in additional donations to support local families who do not have the means to purchase Christmas gifts for their own children. “Christmas is just not the same for a child without presents. We had the capacity to provide these toys to children who need them, and it’s really exciting,” said Edwards. In 2012, the total monetary donation to the drive equaled 50 times more toys for tots. “That’s 50 more vans full of toys.” Tribal Council Member Sylvia Miller said the Tribe’s contributions in food and toys are just a small way to help countless local families. She said the Tribe is proud to play an important role in helping those in the community who need it most. “It is such a good thing that the Tribe can share its wealth with the people in need in the community.” In September 2012 the Puyallup Tribe of Indians gifted a third food bank with a $50,000 grant to FISH Food Banks of Pierce County to be used for food purchases by the Southeast FISH Food Bank. The award is the largest the food bank has ever received from the Puyallup Tribe. “Any time we make a donation to a food bank, it’s a very positive thing,” said Miller. “Many of us come from poor families, so it is a good thing to help another person feed a family no matter who they are.”

Southeast FISH, located at 1704 E. 85th St., is the largest and busiest of FISH Food Banks’ seven fixed locations, serving about 17,000 people each month. “This incredibly generous donation will go a long way toward serving clients in our busiest food bank,” FISH Food Banks Executive Director Beth Elliott said. “We deeply appreciate the Puyallup Tribe’s compassion for our neighbors in need.” Founded in the late 1970s and incorporated in 1983, FISH Food Banks of Pierce County is the county’s oldest and largest food bank organization, now serving 40 percent of the county’s food bank clients. In 2011 FISH served more than 446,000 individuals through its seven food bank sites and its mobile food bank. Through careful stewardship and bulk purchasing, FISH is able to distribute $7 worth of food for every $1 donated. In other areas of charitable giving, the Puyallup Tribe made a $125,000 contribution to Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling for the launch of a therapeutic justice program for problem gamblers in Pierce County. In addition, $400,000 went to fund problem gambling programs at the Puyallup Nation Health Authority. A few years ago, MultiCare Health System embarked on a capital campaign to make much needed improvements to the emergency departments of Tacoma General and the adjoining Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, which had been facing similar challenges with its 32,000 patients per year. This significant expansion to both emergency departments was a massive undertaking, made possible in large part due to a $1 million donation from the Puyallup Tribe. Thanks to this contribution, the adjoining emergency departments of Tacoma General and Mary Bridge expanded from a small footprint to spanning the length of an entire football field – including both end zones. The Tribe has already seen benefits that extend far beyond improved care, as MultiCare has made significant efforts to not only understand tribal culture, but to make adjustments and policy changes to accommodate these practices. In April 2012 Metro Parks Tacoma Youth Sports received $35,000 from the Puyallup Tribe Charity Trust Board, thanks to a grant submitted by the Greater Metro Parks Foundation. The funding will provide much needed sports equipment and financial aid scholarships, sustaining Metro Parks’ services that may have otherwise been scaled back.

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Wild (but tasteful) women take over at B2 Gallery By Matt Nagle


t really takes just two words to describe painter Jill Haney-Neal’s current exhibit at B2 Gallery – “pure joy.� That’s the feeling a lot of people experience when viewing her “wild (but tasteful) women,� as she describes them, which were unveiled, appropriately enough, at the show’s opening on International Women’s Day (March 8). Collectively titled “I’m Every Woman,� this exhibit is as much about the things women love as it is about the variety of women who enjoy them. Haney-Neal’s works show that women find great delight imbibing in life’s simple pleasures – the serenity of a hot bubble bath by candlelight or a rowdy wine party with gal pals – and bringing love, laughter and color to everything they do. The artist draws her female figures to look like real women too, with curves, shape and mucho sex appeal. Whether her women are white or African-American, Asian or Hispanic or anything in between, Haney-Neal paints “the every woman� to convey the goddess within that can manifest herself as a gentle, loving mother and wild warrior woman as well, all topped off with a beaming, white smile framed with full, glossy lips painted red. An award-winning Northwest illustration artist, Haney-Neal states on her website: “Having a degree in sculpture, and having spent hours of life drawing and sculpting, I want to use my formal training to emphasize the female form, exaggerating the feminine with the use of shape, color, and body language, capturing the spirit and humor of women, from a woman’s perspective. “Using watercolor, acrylic, inks and gouache as tools, I want to achieve a piece that can be observed as well as experienced.� She does this exquisitely. It’s impossible not to feel the happiness shown on the faces of Haney-Neal’s women, not to mention their unabashed exuberance. In her “Uncorked� series, for example, the artist shows women bursting out of wine bottles like glamorous corks to let the intoxicating goodness inside the bottle – and, metaphorically, inside of the women themselves – flow freely. In “Boot Camp� and “Booty II,� the booty in this case is fancy cowboy boots, drawn extra large to perhaps make the point that a woman is made up of more than body parts; her boots are made for walkin’, and that’s just what they’ll do. The boot theme also allows the artist to bring additional color and design elements into her works. Women enjoying the company of other women is seen throughout the exhibit. In “Moonlight March,� five smiling, dancing women make the trek outdoors in the moonlight to find that perfect spot where they can crack open the wine bottles shown in their backpacks along with glasses and a corkscrew. “Book Club� is a quite humorous piece showing


SISTERHOOD. Jill Haney-Neal’s artwork spans the breadth of women’s lives, from supporting one another through cancer (top left in “Chemo Queens�), indulging in well-deserved coffee breaks (top right in “Caffeine Queen�), competing in sports (“Team Wild Woman,� bottom left) and celebrating life itself with gleeful abandon (“Taking the Plunge�).

seven women drinking wine and carrying on while one of them sits looking annoyed with an open book in her lap, the book they should be discussing were it not for all the folderol. Haney-Neal’s art translates wonderfully to useable

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An apt comparison can be drawn between the nature of Tinkertopia and the projects it hopes to foster. The business is fueled by the accumulation of non-specific trinkets and trappings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; objects that might be considered useless by the mundane observer. The inventory, in its motley glory, will soon be sold to anyone who requires the unique benefits an all-inclusive font of miscellany brings. The explorative artist, the budding inventor and the inspired educator will discover the disparate components of new projects at Tinkertopia. The enterprise will take in anything, and then sell it to anyone with a creative bent. R.R. and Darcy Anderson, a husband-and-wife team of Tacoma artists, founded Tinkertopia. R.R., an ex-web designer, cartoonist and founder of the donation-driven library known as the Free Radical Media Exchange as well as Darcy, a preschool teacher, wanted a business that would simultaneously encourage artistic creativity and conserve resources that would otherwise be wasted. Citing Portlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative reuse center SCRAP USA as an inspiration, R.R. Anderson said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to make a place where weird donated materials can intermingle and mutate.â&#x20AC;? The list

of accepted supplies spans the alphabet from animals (stuffed or plastic, please) to zippers and represents only a fraction of possible items. Recent acquisitions have included piano parts and a collection of vintage tennis rackets. Assembling the inventory is far from passive. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tinkermobileâ&#x20AC;? hit the road in February. The van, adorned with the Tinkertopia logo, was created to facilitate donations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want people to call us and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I have stuff for you; come get it,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? explained Anderson. One such person is Jessica Smeall of Key Peninsula Parks. The organization recently obtained a piano too damaged to repair. Not

wanting to consign it to the dump, Smeall contacted the Andersons, who immediately agreed to pick it up. Smeall believes the material from the material will be put to good use. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Key Peninsula Parks will be hosting some recycled arts programs for our youth,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The piano may come full circle, with local kids making artistic creations from it.â&#x20AC;? Tinkertopia has a van, but it still needs a storefront. Though the Andersons initially searched for a North Tacoma and 6th Avenue location, they recently toured a space on Pacific Avenue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a strong chance that this will be our storefront thanks to Spaceworks Tacoma program,â&#x20AC;?

they said. The University of Washington-Tacoma owns the location. UWT hopes Tinkertopia will be a valuable resource to its students. A Pacific Avenue store is also a draw for high school students from the Tacoma School of the Arts. Preparing the space will take about a month. The Andersons plan on covering the walls with murals and signs. And, of course, every little knickknack will have to be transferred from storage. Once the store is established, its owners will inspire customer projects by example. They plan on filling shop windows with donated lights and statues of their own creation. The interior will feature other exemplary models made of reused material. Ultimately, Tinkertopia will be a source of material and inspiration for local artists young and old. R.R. and Darcy Anderson eagerly await the moment when their shop opens. They plan to make it available for birthday/craft parties and field trips. Tinkertopia will provide an endlessly varied assortment of supplies to anyone in need of an obscure or unusual component. When visiting Tinkertopia, R.R. Anderson says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;People can be along for an adventure.â&#x20AC;? To contact Tinkertopia, e-mail rerun@tinkertopia. com or visit


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Thanks to a generous last-minute offer from Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, and to Slavonian Hall for the use of their top-notch performance space, the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town series has added a bonus concert on March 19. Virtuoso violinist and oud player Simon Shaheen will take the stage at 7 p.m. Praised for his abilities to move from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and Western classical styles, Shaheenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soaring technique, melodic ingenuity and unparalleled grace have earned him international acclaim. His work incorporates and reflects a legacy of Arabic music, while it forges ahead to new frontiers, embracing many different styles in the process. On the oud, a pear shaped, lute-like string instrument common in the Middle East as well as Greece and North Africa, Shaheen is mesmerizing as he invokes the mystery and allure of his homeland, then seamlessly incorporates a classical guitar movement linking Western music to that of the East. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s through his talent such as this that has raised Shaheen to the honor of being one of the most significant Arab musicians,


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‘An Evening of Keys’ to showcase the power of piano




By Matt Nagle

It isn’t often that the mighty keyboard gets to be front-and-center for a musical showcase dedicated to its versatility and charm, but that’s exactly what will happen at Louie G.’s on March 21 for “An Evening of Keys,” featuring six Northwest musicians usually seen performing with the rest of their bands but will have the stage all to themselves at this show. “An Evening of Keys” was started by Maurice the Fish Records CEO Raymond Hayden. “This show is unique in that you’ll get to see six veteran players who each bring a different genre of music to the stage,” he said. “Many people have seen each of us in our respective bands, but this will shed some light onto what makes us all tick on an individual level.” Slated to play at “An Evening of Keys” are:





• Raymond Hayden with guests Liz and Dan Teisan of Late September Dogs. Hayden is songwriter and keyboardist for Raymond Hayden and the Monsters in the Dark, and his long musical resume includes opening for Blue Oyster Cult, Nazareth, April Wine and Berlin. • Doug Skoog, keyboardist for Blues Redemption and The Crazy Texas Gypsies; Skoog has also performed with Chuck Berry and John Lee Hooker, among other notables. • Mark Bittler, funky keyboardist and composer for Bump Kitchen. • Anthony Ciarochi, keyboardist for Tin Man, The Aury Moore Band and Stone Age Thriller, with guest Laurie Johnson. • Derek Whitaker and guest vocalist Brenda Kashmir; Whitaker is keyboardist with Heartless and has performed with Heart, Heart to Heart and Alan White of Yes. Headlining the show




will be Brooke Lizotte, most recently of the newly formed band DreamWreck that Lizotte formed “with a bunch of old characters I’ve known forever and day,” as he described them – two members of Heart (Ben Smith on drums/vocals and Jon Bayless on bass/vocals) and Rod Cook on guitars/ vocals (Vicci Martinez, Little Bill). For “Evening of Keys” Lizotte will be without these bandmates but he will have a special guest – recording artist Pamela Moore, who’s about to release her album “Resurrect Me” for which she and Lizotte co-wrote together. A backup singer for Queensryche, among her other accomplishments, Moore’s powerhouse voice and dropdead gorgeousness are sure to blend beautifully with Lizotte’s masterful playing, as he describes their chemistry as “a lot of love and heart.” Lizotte has worked with lots of big names in



the business such as Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse and producer Salaam Remi. For Jennifer Hudson and Leona Lewis he played piano, keys and string arrangements for their single “Love Is Your Color” on the soundtrack “Sex and the City 2.” He’s written and recorded with Randy Meisner from the Eagles and Dan Reed of Dan Reed Network; Lizotte co-wrote a song that will be on Reed’s new album “Signal Fire.” Other films Lizotte has worked on include “Burlesque,” “Happily N’Ever After” and “Last Night,” among others. With more than 56 years of making music behind him (he just turned 61), Lizotte has a wealth of material to pull from. Without giving too much away about his “Evening WEST OF MEMPHIS (147 MIN, R) Fri 3/15-Thu 3/21: 2:00, 5:00, 8:00 CHASING ICE (75 MIN, PG-13) Fri 3/15: 2:30, 6:35, 8:30 Sat 3/16-Sun 3/17: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 6:35, 8:30 Mon 3/18: 2:30, 4:45, 6:35, 8:30 Tue 3/19: 4:45, 8:30 Wed 3/20: 2:30, 4:45, 6:35, 8:30 Thu 3/21: 2:30, 4:45, 8:40 EMPEROR (98 MIN, PG-13) Fri 3/15: 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:05 Sat 3/16-Sun 3/17: 12:00, 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:05 Mon 3/18-Thu 3/21: 2:15, 4:30, 6:50, 9:05 QUARTET (98 MIN, PG-13) Fri 3/15: 1:45, 4:05, 6:25, 8:45 Sat 3/16-Sun 3/17: 11:30am, 1:45, 4:05, 6:25, 8:45 Mon 3/18-Thu 3/21: 1:45, 4:05, 6:25, 8:45 WAGNER & ME (89 MIN, NR) Tue 3/19: 2:30, 6:35 NAIROBI HALF LIFE (96 MIN, NR) Thu 3/21: 6:45 THE MOUSE AND THE MOTORCYCLE (47 MIN, NR) Sat 3/16: 10:00am

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temporary blues-rock guitar. Lizotte said he’s also working on a project for HBO in addition to his usual session artist work. Lizotte says he really didn’t miss a beat between relocating from L.A. back up to the great Northwest. In fact, having been born and raised on Queen Anne Hill, Lizotte says being back home in Seattle has opened for him “a magical era in my life. My mom is quite elderly so it’s nice to be near her, and I’m plugging in to friends and family I’ve known forever,” he said. And he’s really looking forward to entertaining the audience at “An Evening of Keys.” “It’s gonna be a kick.” The show starts at 8 p.m., March 21 at Louie G.’s Pizzeria, 5219 Pacific Hwy. E. in Fife. Admission is $7.

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Britain’s Wishbone Ash did not become a household name in the United States like some of their early ‘70s rock peers. But the band left its mark on a generation of hard rockers that followed, thanks greatly to the melodic, dueling riffs of co-lead guitarists Andy Powell and Ted Turner. Powell leads the band’s latest incarnation, which also has guitarist Muddy Manninen, bassist Bob Skeat and drummer Joseph Crabtree. That lineup will deliver “Warrior,” “Throw Down the Sword” and other cult classics on March 20, at Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., in Tacoma. But, during a recent phone interview, Powell made one thing clear: This is no mere nostalgia act. TW: According to your tour itinerary you are in New York today. Are you doing anything fun before the show? Powell: Well, we’re doing a couple of sets there at the Iridium, the venue made famous by Les Paul, if you know that place. He played every Monday night. I actually saw him there, so I’m kind of happy to be playing at this venue just for that, being a guitarist. We’re actually doing these shows where we play the “Argus” album (the band’s third, from 1972.) So we’ll play some classic material, and then, obviously, material from the new CD, “Elegant Stealth.” And we’ll also cover all points in between. TW: You are playing “Argus,” are you? Powell: Yeah, we’ve been doing that for all the shows. For the first half of the set, we play the entire album. We figure enough water’s gone under the bridge where we can actually do that, and people want to hear it. TW: What do you remember about making that album? Powell: We were being exposed to the world at large at that point. We were traveling all over the place. We were reading; we were philosophizing. We were thinking about where we were and what our place in the world was, and that album just reflects all of that. It’s one of the most pleasurable albums I think I’ve ever made. TW: What is it about that record that stands the test of time? Powell: I think, like with a lot of great records, the song structures. There’s no wastage there. Everything has a reason for being on the record. ...

We’re not papering over any cracks in the material. It’s sturdy stuff, as were other classic albums at the time. If you look at Pink Floyd ... Jethro Tull “Thick as a Brick,” for us “Argus” – they’re all very solid works, you know; simple production, great engineering. TW: You are into your fifth decade with Wishbone Ash. What is it about this band that keeps you excited? Powell: The normal state of affairs for an “artiste,” if you want to say that, is ... being slightly dissatisfied and saying, “I want to do better.” And that’s still with me, that feeling of unfinished work to do. It’s a passion, you know. I just enjoy playing onstage. I enjoy creating in the studio. I enjoy the life. TW: Can you recall when your sound first gelled, with the dual guitars and everything? Powell: When we formed the band ... it was suggested the two prospective guitar players, myself and Ted Turner, get together and jam. I think the moment I really felt that was when we wrote the song “Blind Eye.” It was really almost an attempt to replicate the sound of horns, riffing with guitars. It was like, “Whoah! That is an arresting sound right there.” I’d heard other bands dabbling with this stuff, but I thought we really had something. … We realized, without resorting to keyboards, it gave us this amazing palette of melody, really. That’s always been the stock and trade of the band, this melodic content. TW: You and Ted together are considered among the most influential guitarists in rock. Do you hear your stamp on many of today’s bands? Powell: I think a lot of those metal acts, like Iron Maiden and so forth, were younger than us and probably were in our audiences and watching us and checking us out. ... Thin Lizzy’s a band that totally was influenced by us. The guitars in Steely Dan’s music, you can hear the direct cops. Lynyrd Skynyrd ... came onto the label after we were already signed, and I know for a fact they were influenced by us. So, you know, that’s gratifying. TW: And who influenced you when you were developing your own style? Powell: I cut my teeth as a teenager playing in soul bands – all this R&B and soul – which gave me my rhythmic foundation.

But when guitar players started coming to the fore in the mid-60s, I was listening to Roy Buchanan; I was listening to Django Reinhardt, Jeff Beck. Of course, there was this great wave of fantastic British players that were a bit older than me. You know, Clapton, he led me onto the blues. And then I discovered Albert King who really, for me, was a great sort of mentor. But when I was 11 or 12, the guy that really caught my ear in the UK was a guy named Hank Marvin, who played with the Shadows, which was Cliff Richards’ backing band. He just had the cleanest, sweet sound. I guess the equivalent band over here (in America) would have been the Ventures, really. Hank is the roots of most British guitar players, whether they admit it or not. There’s always a bit of Hank in every one of us. TW: If we can totally switch gears, a few years ago Martin Turner formed his own version of Wishbone Ash. What led up to that? Powell: Martin left the band on two separate occasions. He was in the band for a total of 15 years. I can’t comment on what led up to him deciding after the 15-year hiatus to come back on the road, and I can’t really comment on what he’s doing. But I can tell you he was a very important part of the band in the early days, obviously. But there’s a very – how can I put it? – bad taste about it. … I can tell you it’s a dumb move to call your band Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash and give the idea there’s another version of this band out there, ‘cause there’s not. This band is vigorous; it’s producing new music on a regular basis, DVDs. Just in the last 10 years, we’ve done five, six studio albums. We’re not a tribute to ourselves. We’re very vigorous about what we’re currently doing. The question you started asking is, “What keeps me passionate?” Well, what keeps me passionate is that we’re current. My main focus is keeping the legacy intact and pushing the band’s creativity in this 21st century.

Wishbone Ash in concert 8 p.m. Wed., March 20 Jazzbones, 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma $25 (253) 396-9169 or

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15 EMERALD QUEEN: 4More (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC

BACKSTAGE: Prophets of Addiction, In The Between, 9 p.m., $5 C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Joe Blenis, Shelly Ely (Blues) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nhu Loan, Thu Thao, Dang Quang Vinh, Lam Mai Huong, Do Quang Binh (Asian pop) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Randy Oxford Band (Blues) 7 p.m., $7 LOUIE G’S: Leona X, American Wrecking Company, Mechanism, Step Daddy (Rock) 8 p.m., AA MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC PADDY COYNE’S: Loch Dhu STONEGATE: Billy Roy Danger & The Rectifiers (Blues) 9 p.m. SWISS: Kry (Rock covers), 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Kill Closet, Blood and Thunder (Metal) 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

JOHNNY’S DOCK: Steve Cooley and the Dangerfields (Blues) NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. PADDY COYNES: Fire Inside, George Grissom, Tacoma Firefighters Pipes and Drums SPAR: Mooncoyne (Irish music) 3 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Bobby Hoffman & All-Star Band, 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Remedy (Rock jam) 7 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 18 STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino (Blues jam)

BACKSTAGE: Tribute to fallen Seattle rock stars, 6 p.m. JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke, 9 p.m. SWISS: Matison Avenue (Blues) 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Bill Pease, Paul Buck, Chris Gartland (Blues) 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 EMERALD QUEEN: Gordon Lightfoot (Singer/songwriter) 8:30 p.m., $20-60

C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAVE’S OF MILTON: Hayes Band EMERALD QUEEN: 4More (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC FORZA (University Place): Nolan Garrett (Rock/blues) 7 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Notorious 253 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: E. Pruitt Band, Klyntel, Brandon Willis, 8 p.m., $10 NEW FRONTIER: Wheelies, 8 p.m. PADDY COYNE’S: George Grissom ROCKET RECORDS: Before Cars, 3 p.m., NC, AA SPAR: Too Many Cooks featuring Steve Stefanowicz, 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Ghost 211, 9 p.m. SWISS: Space Band, 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Hot and Bothered, Bleed Together, Seventh Silence (Original rock) 8 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC WESTGATE: Jerry Miller (Blues/rock) 9 p.m., $5


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. NEW FRONTIER: (Jam session) 9 p.m., NC


BACKSTAGE: (Rock jam) 9 p.m. CLIFF HOUSE: Megan Biegalski (Jazz) 6:30 p.m. DAVE’S OF MILTON: Rubber Band (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSONS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Jam session) 8 p.m. GIBSON’S (STADIUM DISTRICT): Ephraim Richardson (Open mic) 7 p.m. JAZZBONES: Wishbone Ash (Rock) 8 p.m., $25 STONEGATE: N.M.W.P. (Rock jam) 8:30 p.m., NC SWISS: NWRSL, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 OLIVE BRANCH CAFÉ: Michelle Beaudry (Jazz guitarist) 4 p.m., NC, AA

DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC

ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. CLIFF HOUSE: Nikko Olajoyegbe & 2+2 (Jazz) 6:30 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: TBA (Asian pop) 9 p.m., NC IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Billy Stoops, Doug McLeod (Blues) 5 p.m., AA JAZZBONES: Vicci Martinez (Rock/pop) 6 p.m., $15

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 LOUIE G’S: Raymond Hayden, guests (Keyboardists) 8 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: Lozen, Occultation, Borrowed Time, 9 p.m., $5 PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock jam) 9 p.m. SWISS: Twang Junkies UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

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

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FRI., MARCH 15 KOREAN PAPERMAKING WORKSHOP ETC – The Asia Pacific Cultural Center is proud to introduce Korean papermaking craft to the larger public who are in the papermaking, printing and bookbinding arts to understand the art of Korean papermaking and its use. Aimee Lee has communicated her valuable perspectives as artist, papermaker and bilingual ambassador for Korean paper arts. The outcome of this workshop will lead more people to understand the Korean papermaking arts, and to promote her book, which will help many people to understand the process of the traditional Korean papermaking. Lee, who wrote the first English-language book about hanji (Korean handmade paper), recounts stories of meeting papermakers, scholars and artists from Korean cities, villages, Buddhist temples and island outposts. Interwoven with personal anecdotes from her yearlong Fulbright Fellowship, Lee describes the process of making and using hanji, from harvesting trees to carefully weaving the finished paper into a sculptural vessel. Book reading (open to public): March 15, 10 a.m. to noon. Workshops: Day 1 – March 15, 1-4 p.m. Day 2 – March 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $80 plus materials for two days (bring your own lunch). Info:



Magazine is hosting an author reading and poetry slam open mic night. Bluebeard Coffee on 6th Avenue will stay open late so patrons can hear readers featured in Wrist Magazine and then poets from around Tacoma for the poetry slam. Come out and participate or just come to watch the amazing talent! For more info about Wrist Magazine visit www.wristmag. com. Bluebeard Coffee is located at 2201 6th Ave. SALISH SEA EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL MUSIC – The third annual Salish Sea Early Music Festival in Tacoma continues with a performance of “The Broken Consort in Milan, London and Paris” at Trinity Lutheran Church with renaissance flutist Jeffrey Cohan, violinist Courtney Kuroda, violist Steven Creswell and harpsichordist Kyobi Hinami. The program will explore late renaissance and early baroque works between 1570 and 1630 on period instruments. “Broken Consort” is the second of four 2013 Salish Sea Early Music Festival performances in Tacoma from January through June with some of the world’s most accomplished performers on period instruments from Germany, Montreal, Eugene, Los Angeles and elsewhere. Suggested donation $15 or $20; 18 and under free; other/students $5. Info: Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 12115 Park Ave. S. in Parkland.

SAT., MARCH 16 FUN RUN Visitors will likely be green with envy when they see the special St. Patrick’s Day celebration treats and toys for animals at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. Sharks will eat “chumsicles;” polar bears and sea otters will receive green toys and ice treats; tigers will thrill to clover-shaped meatsicles; elephants will receive watermelon; and other animals around the zoo will enjoy similarly tasty fun. Herald the Wonder Dog will make appearances in his special St. Patrick’s Day costume. It is all a fun day-before-St. Paddy’s Day celebration that will be exciting for animals and humans alike. The enrichments stimulate the animals’ natural behaviors and provide them with different ways to HAPPENINGS –

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is the second-longest running show in London’s West End behind Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.” The play will be performed on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Performances will be through March 17. 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: www.lakewoodplayhouse. org. 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

TRIPOD SLIDESHOWS ETC – Come to this on-going slide show series, as David Warner explores Palm Desert, Wendy Gilson shares Iceland and Theresa Tavenero discovers India. Hosted by Lynn Di Nino. $5 donation at the door. It will take place at Madera Fine Decorative Furnishings, located at 2210 Court ‘A’ in Tacoma. POETRY SLAM

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interact with their environment. At the same time, they provide a lot of entertaining animal exhibit viewing for human visitors. It is like finding a pot ‘o leprechaun gold at the end of the rainbow! All activities are free with zoo admission. Info: www. NW FAMILY EXPO HAPPENINGS – Mark your calendars for the first annual Northwest Family Expo. You can experience live family entertainment and hear tips from the experts on raising your family in the Northwest, plus, check out the many booths offering great deals for your entire family. Discover local family-friendly attractions, dream up your next vacation, shop many local and top rated companies, visit with Northwest top professionals, find something new and enjoy many entertainers at the Northwest Family Expo stage. Info:

SUN., MARCH 17 CONVERSATION WITH PATTI WARASHINA ART – During Patti Warashina’s long and celebrated career, her ceramic figures and objects have blended realism with wit and satire. The body is almost always at the center of these narratives of the absurd, serving as a marker of the physical and psychological, of events both political and personal. Though her medium is ceramics, Warashina brings an incredible artistic voice to the medium of glass. She will speak at Museum of Glass, located at 1801 Dock St. Info: http://museumofglass. org/event-calendar. AUGUST WILSON’S PITTSBURGH CYCLE ETC – Broadway Center and Northwest Playwrights Alliance in partnership with the Washington State Historical Society present a staged reading of August Wilson’s most contemporary work and the final play in the 10-play cycle, set in the late 1990s. This fast-paced story is about the world today and the dreams we have for the future. It is the story of a successful entrepreneur who aspires to become the city’s first black mayor. But when the past begins to catch up with him, secrets are revealed that could be his undoing. Tickets: $28 general admis-

sion (includes one ticket to each show – “King Hedley II” and “Radio Golf”). Info: www.broadwaycenter. org.

TUES., MARCH 19 BANNED BOOK CLUB ETC – Join this garbage book club reading books that have been banned or challenged. March’s selection is “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut. Books available for purchase at King’s Books. Come join the discussion, which begins at 7 p.m. Info:

WED., MARCH 20 REVELS’ SPRING SING MUSIC – The Puget Sound Revels host their annual Spring Sing at King’s Books at 7 p.m. The event is free, interactive and open to everyone. Bring your voice, fiddle, penny whistle, etcetera and enjoy an evening of music, where participants will sing rounds, springs songs, sea songs, drinking songs and more. Song sheets and snacks will also be available. Info: www.kingsbookstore. com.

TUES., MARCH 26 CAPES AND COWLS BOOK CLUB ETC – Join this book club adapted to mutants, aliens, technogeeks and puny humans who like to read superhero comics. March’s book is “Planetary, Vol. I: All Over the World and Other Stories” by Warren Ellis. Books available at King’s Books. Note: The bookstore will be closed from 7-7:45 p.m. and will re-open for Book Club at 8 p.m. Info: www.


est operas of all time, “La Traviata” is coming to Tacoma. 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. Guiseppe Verdi’s masterwork will move the audience to tears and touch many hearts. Pur-

chase tickets soon for “La Traviata,” which takes place at the Pantages Theater March 15 at 8 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets: www. JOESEPPI’S TAKEOVERS HAPPENINGS – Enjoy some delicious food for a good cause at Joeseppi’s this month during the restaurant’s famous takeover days, where it will donate a percentage of its sales to various causes. Takeovers will take place March 17 (to benefit Stadium High School’s Reserve Officers Training Corps), March 18 (to benefit Dance Alley), March 24 (to benefit Team in Training) and March 27 (to benefit GDRF). Joeseppi’s is located at 2207 N. Pearl St. Info: (253) 761-5555. 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 police officers, hospital employees 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 HAPPENINGS – Visit the University Place Value Village, 6802 19th St. W. and proceeds from all donations of quality, reusable clothing will benefit The Arc of Washington. The organization helps to empower individuals with disabilities. There will be a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, as well. Info: ‘THE WOMAN IN BLACK’ THEATER – Lakewood Playhouse presents the fourth of its 74th season of plays. Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s terrifying ghost story “The Woman in Black”

‘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 UKULELE CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit FREE FIRST WEEKENDS ETC – Bank of America bankcard holders and employees receive free admission to the Tacoma Art Museum the first weekend of every month as part of Bank of America’s national Museums on Us program. Info:

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NOTICES 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 Children’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. TO: Wenona Thomas and Victor BolanosAcosta In the Welfare of: B., A. M. DOB: 10/03/2005 Case Number: PUY-TPR-06/12-005 In the Welfare of: B.-A. JR., V. H. DOB: 10/20/2006 Case Number: PUY-TPR-06/12-006 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Adjudication Hearing in the Children’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 an Adjudication Hearing on April 17, 2013 at 10:00 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.

TO: Wenona Thomas and Victor BolanosAcosta In the Welfare of: B., A. M. DOB: 10/03/2005 Case Number: PUY-AD-06/12-007 In the Welfare of: B.-A. JR., V. H. DOB: 10/20/2006 Case Number: PUY-AD-06/12008

NOTICES FOR THE MATTER OF: Lisa Melendez vs. Margarito Vazquez-Gonzalez CASE NUMBER: PUY-CV-DISS-2013-0024 The Petitioner has filed a Civil Petition against the Respondent in this Court. Both the Petitioner and Respondent have the right to legal representation in this case. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. The Respondent must respond to this Civil Petition within twenty (20) days after being served. The Respondent must respond by serving a copy of a written answer on the Petitioner and by filing this written answer with this Court along with an affidavit of service. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear in the Puyallup Tribal Court on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, in the matter of which is located at 1638 East 29th Street, Tacoma, Washington, and you are to stay until this Court may hear this matter. YOU ARE SUMMONED to appear on Tuesday the 16th day of April,2013 at 9:00 a.m. for an Initial Hearing. FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER RECEIVING NOTICE MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT. DATE: this 4th day of March, 2013. Puyallup Tribal Court Clerk TO: Tammy Lee Sasticum In the Welfare of: J., J. B. DOB: 05/16/2005 Case Number: PUY-CW-TPR-2013-0005 In the Welfare of: J., J. M. DOB: 05/28/2009 Case Number: PUY-CW-TPR-2013-0006 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Children’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 an Initial Hearing on April 15, 2013 at 1:30 p.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. TO: Tammy Lee Sasticum In the Welfare of: J., J. M. DOB: 05/28/2009 Case Number: PUY-CW-AD-2013-0007 In the Welfare of: J., J. B. DOB: 05/16/2005 Case Number: PUY-CW-AD-2013-0008

You are summoned to appear for an Adoption Hearing on April 17, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.

YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404.

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. TO: Teresa Harvey In the Welfare of: H., K. C. DOB: 04/07/2006 Case Number: PUY-G-03/07-180 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a Status Hearing in the Children’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 Status Hearing on April 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT. TO: Curtis Nix FOR THE MATTER OF: Julius Sanchez vs. Curtis Nix CASE NUMBER: PUY-CV-PO-2013-0019 DV The Petitioner has filed a Civil Petition against the Respondent in this Court. Both the Petitioner and Respondent have the right to legal representation in this case. This Court has a list of attorneys and spokespersons who are admitted to practice in this Court. The Respondent must respond to this Civil Petition within twenty (20) days after being served. The Respondent must respond by serving a copy of a written answer on the Petitioner and by filing this written answer with this Court along with an affidavit of service. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear in the Puyallup Tribal Court on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, in the matter of which is located at 1638 East 29th Street, Tacoma, Washington, and you are to stay until this Court may hear this matter. YOU ARE SUMMONED to appear on Tuesday the 16th day of April, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for an Initial Hearing. FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER RECEIVING NOTICE MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGMENT. DATE: this 5th day of March, 2013. Puyallup Tribal Court Clerk

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TO: Margarito Vazquez-Gonzalez

YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Adoption Hearing in the Children’s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404.

If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585.



At its March 11, 2013 meeting, the City of Milton City Council passed Ordinance 181913, adopting zoning regulations pursuant to RCW 35A.63220 and RCW 36.70A.390; adopting regulations on marijuana related uses, prohibiting medical cannabis collective gardens in all zoning districts of the city; permitting the production, processing and/or retailing of marijuana as regulated pursuant to Washington State Initiative No. 502 zoning districts, and only at facilities that have obtained a valid license issued by the Washington state liquor control board; repealing Ordinance No. 178712; entering legislative findings; providing for severability and an effective date. The City of Milton has received a Minor Site Plan application (Project #03-2013) for upgrading the Sprint Wireless Antennas located at 220 Meridian St E. The applicant is proposing to upgrade the wireless communication facility by removing the following; (6) Existing Panel Antennas, (1) power/battery cabinet, (1) modcell cabinet, and all existing sprint coaxial cables, and will be installing the following; (3) new panel antennas, (1) new MMBS cabinet, (1) new BBU cabinet, (1) new fiber junction box, (3) new hybriflex fiber optic cables, & (3) new RRU boxes. The project is SEPA exempt. A full copy of the plans and application are available upon request at the Planning and Community Development Department located at 1000 Laurel St Milton, WA 98354. Comments on the above application must be submitted in writing to Chris Larson, Contract Planner, Planning and Community Development Department, 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354, by 5:00 PM on March 29th, 2013. If you have questions about this proposal, or wish to be made a party of record and receive additional information by mail, please contact Chris Larson, at 253-517-2715 or clarson@ Anyone who submits written comments will automatically become a party of record and will be notified of any decision on this project.

VOLUNTEERS Apply now for Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful! This summer, volunteers will paint the homes of low-income homeowners in Tacoma and Lakewood free of charge. Applicants can include any low-income owner-occupied household, not only seniors or individuals with disabilities. Learn more and download applications at www.paintbeautiful. org. Applications DUE BY APRIL 30. Contact Info: Megan Shea at 253-383-3056*142 or Volunteer with Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful! Make your neighborhood more beautiful and help your neighbors in need! Volunteer with Paint TacomaPierce Beautiful! Apply now as an individual or crew to paint houses of low-income homeowners during the summer of 2013. Learn more at: paint-tacoma-piercebeautiful/volunteer/

Contact Info: Megan Shea at 253-3833056*142 or megans@ associatedministries. org

Volunteer needed to teach exercise class for seniors Tai Chi, sails class or yoga. Tuesday & Thursday mornings 10 or 11 AM. Portland Ave Community Center, 3513 Portland Ave E Tacoma, WA 98404. Call and speak with Bonnie @ 253-591-5391

Tiny Bird Rescue Sandy


Help animals find their forever homes. Avon Rep Carol Helgenson is holding a fundraiser to benefit Metro Animal Shelter & ASPCA. April 2nd 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. JR’s Whistle Stop, 22225 Mt. Highway East, Spanaway. (253) 847-0111.

Metro Animal Services Pets of the Week

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


Leroy is a very smart and handsome man who is waiting for a Forever Family to challenge him! He would do great in a home that gives him a job to do and includes him in all of their physical activities.


Pearl is a gorgeous diluted tortie who is a bit shy but is coming around very quickly. She is declawed so needs to be an inside only kitty and she also would prefer to be the only kitty in the house. She is patiently waiting for her Forever Family to take her home.

Currently available animals are featured on our website

Pet of the Week

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 in Sumner, WA on Friday, May 17th. For more information visit or call 253.593.2111.

“Sadie” Are you looking for a sweet, loving dog who wants to be your faithful companion? Then meet Sadie our Featured Pet. She is 4 year-old Blood Hound Mix, who came to us as a stray. Sadie needs a home where she will get lots of exercise; she needs to lose a few pounds to help keep her looking and feeling her best. She is ready to cover you in kisses. Please visit Sadie today, her reference number is A472181.

Visit us at 2608 Center Street in Tacoma www.

Friday, March 15, 2013 • • Section B • Page 9

Classifieds Stephanie Lynch

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


Call me today… I am happy to help you with your Real Estate needs.

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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, open staircase and beautiful fir floors! Main floor has living rm., dining 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 Pam @253 691-0461 for more details or for a private showing. PAM LINDGREN BETTER PROPERTIES NORTH PROCTOR 253 691.0461



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, separate dining rm. and beautiful hardwoods! 2 main floor bedrooms and a full bath. Basement has 1 bedroom and 3/4 bath with space for finishing an additional rec/family room! Private, fully fenced back yard with mature landscaping and a sprinkler system! Really great house. Come see! MLS# 391728 Call Pam Lindgren 253 691-0461 for more info or for a private showing! Better Properties N. Proctor


Incredible VIEW!


3416 N 36th St, Tacoma, WA 98407

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

“I act in your best interest, not mine. You deserve respect from the first time we shake hands to the last.”

Expansive windows capture the view from every angle on both levels! 4 BR, 2.5 BA, Approx. 2,615 sq ft Open, bright living room with cozy fireplace

Call Margo today to schedule a private showing.

Formal dining room perfect for entertaining Daylight level bonus room (or master suite?) is giant-sized Peaceful sitting room Garage, workshop and carports plus alley access Two huge decks with unbeatable 180 degree views


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 6925 Hillgrove Lane SW, $335,000



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

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

Spanaway Duplex

$995 1518 148th St Ct S 2br 1.5 bath 1300 sf 253.752.9742

Tacoma (253) 752-9742

702 S 53rd St


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. W/ 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths, this gorgeous home beckons you w/ charm & easy floor plan. Pick your master bedroom- one on the main floor or take the one upstairs- the choice is yours. Huge 2 car garage w/ additional shop area- very appealing to some; spacious living room, dining room & sweet kitchen appeal to all. Newer windows, heat pump & A/C. Rumored to have once been owned by the Rockefellers... MLS# 224641 Shannon Agent Extraordinaire 253-691-1800 or shannonsells Better Properties North Proctor


Owners say sell!!

MLS #275343 3504 N. Monroe North End Clinker Brick Fixer

MLS #398549 11321 148th Ave KPN 3 bd, 1 ba 1,128sf Gig Harbor

MLS #417320 6423 47th St Ct W 4 bd, 2.5 ba, 2,100+sf Univ. Place

MLS #404431 15421 Rose RD SW 3 bd, 1.75 ba, 2,420sf Lakewood

Call Mark Hulen today! 253.761.8888 Better Properties N. Proctor

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