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LINK ROUTE UNDECIDED Open houses to examine options By Steve Dunkelberger

PAYING IT FORWARD Student from Tacoma spends spring break on Hurricane Sandy relief


By John Larson


hile some college students spend their spring break socializing with friends, a young man from Tacoma spent his helping people recover from a major natural disaster. Luan Nguyen-Tran grew up in Tacoma and graduated from Foss High School in 2011. He is a student at the University of Redlands in Southern California. The school requires students to perform a certain number of hours in community service. Nguyen-Tran met this requirement during his freshman year, but continues to volunteer his time. Redlands students have traveled to various places to lend a hand, including the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast in late October, school officials saw another chance to help. Plans were made to send students to assist Habitat for Humanity during spring break. Nguyen-Tran saw this as a more appealing option than hitting the beach in Mexico with other college students. “For spring break I wanted to do something with meaning,” he remarked. His birthday was in March. His parents offered to pay for his travel expenses to go back east as a birthday present. Nguyen-Tran and about 20 other Redlands students, along with a few professors, traveled to Breezy Point, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. They slept on cots at Christ Community Church. Like many structures in the region, the church suffered damage during the storm. It still does not have running water, so the students used portable toilets and brushed their teeth with bottled water. The line on the walls marking how high the floodwaters went

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Downtown On the Go and Transportation Choices Coalition held a forum last week to discuss the ins and outs of transit-oriented development as Tacoma ponders which route to support for an expansion of its Link light rail system. Then Sound Transit held an open house about the “hybrid routes,” while a citizens’ group met as well to coordinate their support for their routes of choice. Still, no route choice has gained overwhelming support as a decision date looms. In the hot seat at Downtown On the Go during the University of Washington-Tacoma gathering were: Puget Sound Regional Council/Growing Transit Communities Program Manager Ben Bakkenta, Sound Transit Government and Community Relations Officer Chelsea Levy and Tacoma City Councilmember David Boe, who pointed out that he was speaking as an architect and urban planner and not as a member of the council. While much of the discussion was about the impact transit hubs and routes could bring to a community, Boe used numbers to suggest that, although 6th Avenue has some developable land, parcels would have to be cobbled together to make any larger developments financially viable. The most obvious “developable” site X See LIGHT RAIL / page A5

Process creates LGBT-friendly religious complex By Steve Dunkelberger


CLEAN UP. (Top photo) University of Redlands students Luan Nguyen-Tran

and Tom O’Toole clear debris outside a damaged house. The students recovered photo albums and other personal belongings, which were cleaned and returned to their owners.

was between four and five feet high. There were many damaged houses, especially along the waterfront. Some were lying on their sides, testimony to the intensity of the hurricane winds. “It was crazy,” Nguyen-Tran said. The students cleaned out homes that could be saved, in some cases removing flooring that became moldy and ruined. They cleared alleys of sand and delivered sheetrock to houses that were being renovated by Habitat for Humanity. “It was a smaller piece to the bigger picture,” he said of their efforts. “There is still a lot of work to be done.” One student answered phones in the church office. “That may not seem like a lot, but we all did our part to make Breezy Point a better place.” In one back yard they cleared, they found personal belongings such as a teddy bear, wedding dress and photo albums

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with pictures from weddings and other special occasions. The students packed these up so they could be returned to their owners. “Those things were meaningful,” Nguyen-Tran observed. “After a hurricane, for some people that is all they have left.” It made him think of the scrapbooks his mother compiled of photos from his childhood. “I could not imagine having to dig for those in the dirt.” Nguyen-Tran looks forward to doing similar volunteer work in the future. “The experience was unforgettable,” he said. “It is something I would like to do again.” Nguyen-Tran recently decided to major in sociology, with a minor in business. After finishing college he would like to land a job as a high school teacher, preferably in Washington. Eventually he would like to become a school administrator or student government advisor.

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A Pierce County religious complex that is outwardly welcoming to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members is closer to becoming a reality. With the struggling First Congregational Church having sold its downtown church at 918 Division Ave. to mega-church Mars Hill last summer, the next step comes later this month when the sale proceeds fund the purchase of Hope Lutheran Church at South 72nd and Puget Sound streets in South Tacoma. The historic Division church sold for $1.9 million last year, while Hope Lutheran’s sanctuary cost $650,000, providing funding to support the Congregationalists’ plans of inclusiveness, charity and social activism. “We are certainly a church in transition,” Congregational Trustee Chairman Phil Blackledge said. “A lot of smaller churches are struggling to reinvent themselves and grow. We are starting a new church, but one with a long history of social activism. We are just doing it with a million dollar bankroll to make it happen.” Church members opted to sell the 106-year-old church on Division rather

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aula Henry thought her nightmare was over when her husband’s killer was convicted of the murder, six years after the man shot her husband in the face with a shotgun. She was wrong. Now the killer is suing her and she’s determined to change state law to defend grieving families against convicts seeking to sue their victims. Her nightmare started on Sept. 11, 1995, when a masked man approached Henry’s husband Robert in the parking lot of the North Coast Electric Company and shot his car window before executing him with a shotgun blast to his head. Robert Henry was just 33. Witnesses in the parking lot saw the killing but could not identify the shooter, who fled on foot

through a fence, and then drove away on a black motorcycle. Paula Henry immediately fingered Larry Shandola as the likely killer. Shandola had been her husband’s business partner. Tacoma Police detectives spent five years gathering enough evidence for an arrest. Shandola and Henry worked at Tacoma Public Utilities during the span of the investigation, where Shandola, the prime suspect from the beginning, reportedly harassed Paula Henry with details of the murder of her husband. The investigation included parts of Canada, the Caribbean and surrounding Pacific Northwest states. Shandola was eventually convicted, six years to the day of the murder. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison. Paula Henry’s nightmare returned recently after Shandola was convicted when she heard a knock on her door. She was

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On April 13, the Daffodil Parade will be making its way through the South Sound in celebration of its 80th year. Be sure to claim your spot early along the parade route to get a good view of the more than 150 colorfully decorated floats, the marching bands, mounted units and everything else this family-friendly event has to offer. The parade kicks off from South 11th Street and Pacific Avenue in Tacoma at 10:15 a.m. then continues to Puyallup, where it will arrive at approximately 12:45 p.m., then to Sumner (2:30 p.m.) and Orting (5 p.m.). Find the complete parade route and all things going on over the Daffodil weekend at

being served with legal papers that stated Shandola was suing her for violating his right to privacy and for causing him emotional distress for fighting to keep him from serving out his sentence in his native Canada rather than in Washington. He seeks $50,000 in damages from Henry and $50,000 from four other defendants. Since the lawsuit filing a month and a half ago, Paula Henry has moved from her home out of fear that her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s killer knows where she lives and has contacted her. She is also fighting the lawsuit through John W. Ladenburg Sr., former Pierce County prosecutor and executive now in private practice. She is also seeking a legislative change that would make it illegal for convicts to sue their victims or their families. The proposed legal change would require court permission


Drivers on southbound Interstate 5 heading to Tacoma Mall and surrounding businesses in Tacoma will find the South 38th Street exit (#132A) closed starting at 12:01 a.m. on April 20. The exit will remain closed through July. Preparatory work for the lengthy closure requires full closures of eastbound SR 16 and some area ramps. The closures are scheduled as follows: s 11 p.m. on April 15 to 4 a.m. on April 16: Closing all eastbound SR 16 lanes at Union Avenue and closing Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16. s 11 p.m. on April 16 to 4 a.m. on April 17: Closing all eastbound SR 16 lanes at Union Avenue and closing Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16. s 10 p.m. on April 19 to 7:30 a.m. on April 20: Closing one southbound lane of I-5 between I-705 and SR 16. The southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16 will remain open. s 12:01 a.m. on April 20: Closing southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street (Exit #132A). The closure will remain in effect through July. s 12:01 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. on April 20: Also closing southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16 (Exit #132B). Motorists will be detoured via the South 56th Street interchange. s 10 p.m. on April 20 to 9 a.m. on April 21: Closing all eastbound SR 16 lanes at Union Avenue and closing Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16. WSDOT will provide a signed detour directing motorists to exit I-5 at South 56th Street, re-enter northbound I-5 and to access South 38th Street from northbound I-5. With the exception of six hours early in the morning of April 20, the southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16 (#132B) will remain open.

before convicts could file claims against their victims. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to kill someone and go to prison and then sue the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow and her friends for damages because they exercised their rights,â&#x20AC;? Ladenburg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has cost thousands of dollars in attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees. There is a lot that goes into fighting one of these things.â&#x20AC;? The lead investigator was Det. Robert Yerbury, who followed the leads wherever they went in what remains the most extensive investigation in the history of Tacoma law enforcement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tacoma Police did a fantastic job,â&#x20AC;? Ladenburg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This guy was just really good at covering his tracks and it took a while to pull the investigation together.â&#x20AC;? A judge is set to hear the case this week.


The Washington State Liquor Control Board opened a rule-making talk on April 3, to address consumption of marijuana in liquor-licensed establishments, like the Stonegate in South Tacoma. Section 21 of Initiative 502 states: It is unlawful to open a package containing marijuana, useable marijuana or a marijuana-infused product, or consume marijuana, useable marijuana or a marijuanainfused product, in view of the general public. A person who violates this section is guilty of a Class 3 civil infraction with a $103 fine that would be imposed on the customer. However, the law does not address enforcement penalties for the licensee for allowing a prohibited practice, such as they do under state liquor laws. The Stonegate and Frankieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar in Olympia are allowing patrons to either smoke, vaporize or otherwise ingest marijuana on the premises after paying a nominal membership fee that does not, they argue, make the premise a â&#x20AC;&#x153;public place.â&#x20AC;? Stonegate owner Jeff Call said he has yet to be contacted about his establishmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vape Club. For the last two months, Stonegate patrons have been allowed to buy memberships, for as little as $1, that allow them to enter the upstairs lounge and inhale the vapor from marijuana-infused oil. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re breaking any laws,â&#x20AC;? Call said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing it in private, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no smoke.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important that the board clarify now that consuming marijuana in a state liquor-licensed establishment is not acceptable,â&#x20AC;? said Board Chair Sharon Foster. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Public consumption of marijuana is clearly illegal under Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new law.â&#x20AC;? Filing a CR 101, which formally opens the rulemaking process, the board will begin taking public input on the topic of consumption of marijuana at licensed locations.


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A burglar broke into a Freighthouse Square business on April 7. He used a rope to descend into American Rare Coins & Collectibles in the early morning hours. He stole thousands of dollars worth of rare coins. Some of the coins were found on the roof. Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect.


On April 5 Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Daniel Michael Davis, Marcus Anthony Reed, Damien Raphael Davis and Ariel Ashley Abrejera with firstdegree murder, first-degree robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the death of Donald Phily at Morgan Motel on March 29. Detectives learned that Damien Davis had visited the mother of his child at the motel the previous day. He met the victim and saw electronics and drugs. He left, met with Daniel Davis and Reed and allegedly discussed robbing Phily. The group went to Daniel Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; house to pick up his gun, then went to Abrejeraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. She drove the group to the motel. According to court documents, Reed and Daniel Davis forced their way inside and Reed shot the victim. Daniel Davis and Reed took property from several people who were present. The defendants were arrested between April 1 and 4. The three male suspects have several felony convictions. All four pleaded not guilty. Bail was set at $2 million for Reed, $1.5 million for Damien and Daniel Davis and $1 million for Abrejera.

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Few vehicles are as symbolic of a country the way a Bristol is for Britain. The iconic double-decker buses scream of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;British invasionâ&#x20AC;? of legendary bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones because of the busesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; popularity around England during the 1960s. The reliability of the Bristol FLF Lodekka Bus, however, also made it popular around the world. The name Bristol comes from the Bristol Commercial Vehicles manufacturer. The FLF stands for Flat-floor, Long, Forward entrance. Lodekka, by the way, sounds like â&#x20AC;&#x153;low decker,â&#x20AC;? which describes the design. Clever Brits. The Lodekka was an innovation of its day, taking the basic doubledecker design from passenger rail cars that are still in use. While twofloor buses had been used at the turn of the 20th century, Lodekka crafted technically sophisticated buses that offered more comfort and head room

from service.â&#x20AC;? The bus in the LeMay collection was built in October 1965, specifically for Western National Omnibus Co. that served between Cheltenham and Penzance in Southwest England. It was then sold in 1978 and exported to Mobile, Ala. before being brought to Tacoma by the late Harold LeMay. His widow donated the bus to the namesake museum in 2005.

By Kathleen Merryman


IRRESISTIBLE. Melissa Root and Gia Casto are

campaigning for donations in their office building.

Pacific Avenue Business District, she was not much interested in the lessons of the past. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were too dumb to know we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t succeed, so we succeeded,â&#x20AC;? she said of the transformation that included planters (the tulips are up), ban-

ners, a street fair and car shows. Everybody gives a little and, together, they make life better, she said of her system. It works the same way with children, especially foster children. Everybody has a helpful word. Everybody buys a






than other models by keeping the running gears lower to the chassis, which created space for passengers. The bus had 38 seats on the upper deck and 32 seats on the lower deck. The Lodekka was never sold to the public and sold only to transit companies around the world, but their popularity has led to many either still in use around the world or in collections after they are â&#x20AC;&#x153;retired

Workplace colleagues wrangle gifts for foster children Gia Casto jokes that she can nag a full Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dinosaur backpack out of colleagues in the Blackwell Building. She has her collection backpack up, and she is directing attention to it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a builder who has clients coming in. We have a financial advisor who has clients coming in,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We kind of boss everyone around.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to do it,â&#x20AC;? said Melissa Root, her colleague at Arrow Worldwide International Relocations. They can move anyone anywhere. They have no respect for obstacles. That is why, when Casto moved to Tacoma and joined the

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pair of jeans on sale. Even a 6-year-old knows that. Casto and a few friends buy new bikes for children each Christmas, and last year her great-granddaughter, Mia, 6, asked her to hold one aside. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know someone who needs one,â&#x20AC;? Mia said. She brings a quarter for that friend on popcorn day at school, and she feels sad when she has a bike to ride, and her friend does not. Casto will take care of the bike issue for that child this summer, she said. In the meantime, she is collecting necessities for kids going into foster care. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal when I retire is to work with foster kids,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mom was an orphan. She came out on an orphan train to Nebraska. No matter how poor we were, growing up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, my mom always had a dollar to send to the orphanages at Christmas.â&#x20AC;? It is a story she can share with folks in the building, for the good of foster kids today.

N. 2nd and N. G 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 councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;pothole initiative,â&#x20AC;? and in 2010, routine maintenance by Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grounds and Maintenance Division completed street repairs on 229,638 square feet of road. In 2011, the city repaired about 150,000 more square feet of road riddled with holiness, and continued those efforts in 2012. And while that may sound like a lot of ground, new holes pop up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or return â&#x20AC;&#x201C; each and every day, which means a pothole-free road might never exist in Tacoma. With the help of our readers and our dedicated Pothole Pig, we will continue to showcase some of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest and best potholes through our weekly homage to one of T-Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most unnerving attributes. Help the Pothole Pig by e-mailing your worst pothole suggestions to Potholes in need of repair can be reported to the City of Tacoma by calling (253) 591-5495.


Local Restaurants Dining Out for Life

Dining Out for Life Participating Restaurants 1022 South: D 1022 S. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; St., Tacoma 253-627-8588 7 Seas Brewing Tap Room & Jonz Catering: D 3006 Judson St #110, Gig Harbor 253-514-8129 Adriatic Grill: D, L 4201 S. Steele St., Tacoma 253-475-6000


For 19 years, Pierce County AIDS Foundation (PCAF) has held a major annual fundraiser where giving is as easy as pie. In fact, you get to eat pie! How hard is that? It is called Dining Out for Life, and all you have to do to participate is go out to eat. Across three counties â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pierce, Thurston and Kitsap â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nearly 70 restaurants on April 25 will donate 25 percent of your food bill (minus alcoholic beverages) to support PCAFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy services. This is a great opportunity to plan a breakfast outing, or to gather up your work mates for lunch hour, or to invite family and friends for a nice dinner out together, while at the same time doing a kindness for people who really need it. According to statistics from Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department, Washington State Department of Health and PCAF, not only does Pierce County have the second highest incidence of AIDS in the state, AIDS in Pierce County is distinguished from the state as a whole by a constituency that is poorer, has a lower average educational level and contains a higher percentage of women, people of color, injection drug users, teenagers and children. PCAF Executive Director Duane Wilkerson said that between PCAFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tacoma and Olympia offices, the foundation served a total of 688 clients in case management in 2012 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 552 in Tacoma and 136 in Olympia. This amounts to somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,900 faceto-face contacts, he said, or about 257 such contacts each month. Last year alone PCAF took on 74 new clients, illustrating that needs are increasing and particularly during these difficult financial times for so many people. Among its services, PCAF offers its clients transportation, rental and housing assistance, vouchers for medical and mental health services, emergency grants, chemical dependency and counseling services, support groups and an essential needs bank for toiletries, cleaning and household supplies that food stamps do not cover. Like PCAFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual AIDS Walk, Dining Out for Life not only brings in vital dollars to help people with HIV/AIDS in the South Sound, it offers PCAF an avenue to spread word of what the foundation does and why the fight against HIV/AIDS continues to be of great importance. Spread among each participating restaurant on the day of the event, 100-150 volunteer ambassadors

Alfredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ: B, L, D 402 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma 253-627-5491 Antique Sandwich Company: B, L, D 5102 N. Pearl St. Tacoma | 253-752-4069 Art House CafĂŠ: B, L, D 111 N. Tacoma Ave., Tacoma 253-212-2011 Asado: L, D 2810 6th Ave., Tacoma 253-272-7770 Boathouse 19: L, D 9001 S. 19th St., Tacoma 253-565-1919 Carrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant & Catering: B, L, D 11006 Bridgeport Way S.W., Lakewood 253-584-4622 Chambers Bay Grill: B, L, D 6320 Grandview Dr. W. University Place | 253-552-4868 Corina Bakery: L, D 510 6th Ave., Tacoma 253-627-5070


/(77@+05,9: Expect to see a lot of this at area restaurants

on April 25 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; smiling, happy people having a bite together and knowing itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all in support of people with HIV/AIDS in the South Sound.

for PCAF welcome customers and engage in discussions about what PCAF is all about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge event each year to educate the community on who we are and what we do,â&#x20AC;? said Wilkerson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are definitely people whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been contributing to Dining Out for many years but who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily attend the AIDS Walk, so this is one of the geniuses about his event â&#x20AC;&#x201C; people like to go do dinner.â&#x20AC;? Wilkerson said PCAFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work is tantamount to keeping communities safe by advancing public health. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we really do is help keep our communities healthy by providing medical and prevention education. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re helping people learn how to not infect other people when we provide services, help them stay on their meds and keep their viral load down. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really a public health service we provide.â&#x20AC;? The complete list of participating Dining Out for Life restaurants accompanies this article. Many of them have been steadfast participants for a lot of years, and three in Tacoma have been so since 1996: Antique Sandwich Company, La Fondita Mexican Restaurant and Marzanoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant. New this year to participate are Art House CafĂŠ, Boathouse 19, Carrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant and Catering, The Eleven Eleven, Maxwellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant and Lounge, Tides Tavern, Oly Rockfish Grill, Jonz Catering and 7 Seas Brewing, which is also a sponsor for Dining Out. As an especially enticing treat, 7 Seas is teaming up with Jonz Catering for a Dining Out for Life special: Reserve your spot at the 7 Seas Brewing Tap Room for dinner on April 25 and enjoy a customized four-course beer pairing menu. This exclusive event goes from 7-9 p.m., with a cost of $50 per-person

plus tax. They are serving up the perfect Ultimate Proper Pint paired with a great taste experience. This is a reservation only dinner, with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated back to Dining Out for Life. Space is limited. Reservations are to be made in-person, at 7 Seas Tap Room (3006 Judson St. in Gig Harbor), and paid in advance. Call (253) 514-8129 for more information. No matter which participating restaurant diners choose, those who contribute $25 or more to Dining Out for Life will receive a â&#x20AC;&#x153;20% Off Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;? card in the mail as PCAFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way of saying thank you. The card will be good for 20 percent off your tableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food bill at 13 participating restaurants on Tuesday evenings throughout the coming year (excluding holidays and other promotions). Wilkerson expressed much gratitude for restaurants that give to help people, and for the broader community as well for sustaining PCAF ever since its establishment in 1987. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want them to know that we are aware that PCAFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success for these 26 years has been dependent all this time on community support in terms of volunteers and finances that have allowed us to do the work we do. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never taken for granted. We appreciate very much the community support weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had and our intention is to honor that and use the funds wisely.â&#x20AC;? To learn more about PCAF and Dining Out for Life, visit www. Next week: Tacoma Weekly talks with two Dining Out for Life celebrity spokespersons â&#x20AC;&#x201C; film and TV star Pam Grier and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Project Runwayâ&#x20AC;? alum Mondo Guerra.

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Whirlwind tour left no time for blogging, but the best is yet to come By Kathleen Merryman

Now would be a fine time to visit Biot, Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister city on the Riviera. On our first official visit, members of Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delegation charmed, and were charmed by, our hosts. Sarah Gilbert and Ben Cobb blew glass all over town. Deputy Mayor Lauren Walker and Mayor Emeritus Bill Baarsma and his wife, Carol, talked urban policy with Biotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mayor Jean-Pierre Dermit. Agnes Jensen found her inner Knight Templar and joined nobles Cathy Sarnat and Chris and Gwen Porter in the annual Biot et les Templiers torchlight parade. Twice. Before we left for France, I promised to keep you abreast of the fun on Glasssisters. Unlike the delegates, who met all their responsibilities, I failed in that duty. I had a good excuse, better even than

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would mean buying five parcels from four owners to get 12,000 square feet of frontage. That would mean, with Boeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calculations, about $12 million to buy the land, displace the businesses and make a building large enough to even come close to financially penciling. Calculating 32 housing units on the site, the condos would have to be about $383,000 each and mean only 52 units per acre because of the surface parking and storm water requirements. Any potential retail income on the lower level, Boe argued, would not factor into the financing since banks want hard numbers and not speculation of the current retail market rates. The construction costs would equate to a minimum of $32 per square foot while the existing 6th Avenue market is currently a nominal $15 per square foot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have expectations and

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than struggle to fund the $1.5 million in deferred repairs that the 40,000square-foot building needs. It has met in space at the Knights of Pythias building at 924 Broadway since the building sold and has plans to move into the Hope Lutheran site next month. The Pythias fraternal organization, in turn, is looking for a new church tenant to take over the â&#x20AC;&#x153;church incubatorâ&#x20AC;? space. Once the congregational shuffle ends, the South 72nd and Puget Sound location will be home to First Congregational and Hope Lutheran, which have pledged to be welcoming to all members, regardless of sexual orientation, as a way to reach Christians who have been turned off by the more conservative teachings found at pulpits in other churches. First Congregational, with its 70 members, will own the building with Hope Lutheran holding services in the shared sanctuary under 50-year lease terms and partnering with each other for ministry and community service efforts. The facility will also be the home to a Korean congregation that previously leased space at the site and two other small congregations that are in talks to lease space under a concept that would create a religious complex called the First Congregational Spiritual Center. While the churches

jet lag and lousy blogging skills. We were all having too much fun. We were nearly drowning in it. The people of Biot love their town for its history, art, glass, food, sport, schools, technology, fashion and its place on the planet. They wanted to show it all to us, and who could blame them? They drew up a schedule that, in four long days, showcased the best of Biot. It looked fabulous on paper, until they checked into the realities of road time and herding guests fascinated by everything they saw. The organizers cut the original schedule in half before we got there. Even with that, we were booked from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. or later, every day. It was wonderful, too wonderful to miss while peering at a screen instead of a person, or a sword fight, or 100-plus teens eager to show off their English skills. We chose good manners, attentive reporting and, yep, fun, over feeding the

aspirations, but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the market,â&#x20AC;? Boe said. He referred to the notion that Link stations would automatically bring economic development as â&#x20AC;&#x153;pixie dustâ&#x20AC;? that will not work if done without urban design in mind. He used the current route as an example of his thoughts. No urban designer would recommend the current Theater District station would end at South Ninth and Commerce streets since that strip is just an â&#x20AC;&#x153;access alleyâ&#x20AC;? to the landmark buildings that face either Broadway on one side or Pacific Avenue on the other. The station sits between a garage entrance and a collection of garbage cans, while a much more attractive location for a stop sits less than 100 yards away at the Spanish Steps and Old City Hall. The lack of a citywide Transportation Master Plan or much discussion about comprehensive urban design, some argue, has created an environment that has created two 11th hour â&#x20AC;&#x153;hybridâ&#x20AC;? routes about a month before Sound Transit is set to decide on which routes should be detailed. Boe has his

might differ on their theology, all will follow an understanding of mutual respect of each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beliefs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jesus embraced every disenfranchised person out there,â&#x20AC;? Blackledge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our mission to tell the lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgender communities that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t teach tolerance. We teach acceptance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to welcome everyone,â&#x20AC;? Blackledge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look at any heterosexual couple in church and they are holding hands. Gay couples should have the same opportunity.â&#x20AC;? First Congregational Pastor Bill Greaver said the difference between â&#x20AC;&#x153;toleranceâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;acceptanceâ&#x20AC;? of

blog a diet of refined reporting and photography. Instead, the Porters stepped up to postcard duty. They showed you what we were seeing and doing, and dropped quick lines with their photos. Admit it. You like pictures better than words anyway. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the secret of blogs: Lots of pix. Our hotel, Les Arcades, dates back to the 15th century and has Internet access in the public areas, which happened to be full of paying customers when we were around. On one of the busiest weekends of the year, it would have been gauche to hog a table for typing. I could write a better, but later, story at 3 a.m., sitting on my roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s balcony overlooking the square where the Templiers had set up their tents. (I was on the fifth floor, high enough to see the town cats duck under and out of the tent flaps, but too high to hear knights snoring.)

hybrid route that would include parts of the Portland Avenue route and the Martin Luther King Jr. Way route by running light rail trains along East 25th Street to Portland Avenue and head south to East 29th Street for a total span of about 1.7 new miles of track. Another strand of this expansion would run from the Dome station and cross Pacific Avenue to Jefferson Avenue and Center Street, and then take a right onto MLK to 6th Avenue. Sound Transitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stakeholders group of business owners, the Puyallup Tribe and other interested parties also recently endorsed a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hybridâ&#x20AC;? idea that would route tracks to Portland Avenue from the East 25th Street station and to Stadium District from the Theater District station. Tacoma City Council members want Sound Transit to evaluate both â&#x20AC;&#x153;hybridâ&#x20AC;? routes before they decide which plans get their endorsement before the Sound Transit Commission makes a decision about the $150 million project that will still take years to review before construction starts in 2016. All totaled, Sound Transit offi-

LGBT people might seem nuanced, but is actually fundamental. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tolerate cough syrup when I have a cold,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it to be part of me or my daily life. We want to go beyond tolerance. We want to embrace people and have them part of our family.â&#x20AC;? Seattle-based Mars Hill will begin holding services at the Tacoma location this fall, making it the 15th location for the congregation. First Congregational Church will hold its first services at the new location following a church parade from the Division church to South 72nd and Puget Sound in May.

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had an ocean and a continent between our happy days in Biot. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had time to sleep, and to think before we write. That will make for better reading for you. Ben and Sarah will write about maintaining collegiality and inspiration in the world of glass across time zones. Lauren and the Baarsmas will share their insights on how national policy affects local governments. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll collect the most luscious of our food pictures, and tell you how to make some of the dishes at home, or in a hot shop. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get the facts on the Knights Templar, including the hot guy in the poster and video in an earlier post. We will navigate the wildest staircase this side of Hogwarts, and Gwen will tell you the story behind Les Arcadesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hidden art gallery. is getting hot.

cials have reviewed some 24 route ideas and have pared the list down to three top choices and the two new alternatives. The other routes on the short list are: one that would run from the Theater District station to Stadium District and up to 6th Avenue and end at Union Avenue; one that would run from East 25th Street to Portland Avenue; and one that would loop up Stadium from the Theater District and down MLK to South 19th Street. The 6th Avenue route would run along a commercial strip of bars and shops with dense housing nearby. The Portland route would largely serve the Salishan development as well as tie the Emerald Queen Casino to downtown by providing parking options for Tacoma Dome events and access to hotel rooms, an issue that has hampered success of the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. The MLK route would tie in downtown to the Hilltopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospital complexes in what has been called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;medical mileâ&#x20AC;? between MultiCareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facilities at one end and Franciscan Healthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

operations on the others. Tacoma Tomorrow blogger and supporter of the 6th Avenue route Chris Karnes hosted his own Link forum at Amocat last week that walked attendees through Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decades of transit projects and discussions. He contends the projected 3 million riders a year of the route would raise property values and potential rents to make new, albeit smaller, developments financially possible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ridership is there to make it work,â&#x20AC;? he said. Next stops in the Link routing: Tacoma City Council will hold a presentation on the routes on April 16, with a council endorsement likely in the works for April 23 or April 30. Sound Transitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Capital Committee will review the routes at Sound Transitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headquarters at 1:30 p.m. on May 9. The Sound Transit Board of Directors could make a decision or take other action at its next regular meeting on May 23. More information can be found at

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TACOMA RAINIERS ARE READY FOR HOME OPENER Team fields great mix of prospects and veterans

LATE RALLY NOT ENOUGH FOR RAMS Wilson falls to Timberline in battle for first By Steve Mullen

Franklin is one of a number of promising young players on the squad this season.



he much anticipated softball matchup between Narrows 3A preseason favorites Wilson and Timberline had everything that a fan could want to see. Despite a furious comeback by Wilson, the Blazers edged the Rams 7-6 on April 8 behind home runs from Ellie Jones and Aundrea Temple. “We did not put the ball in play when we had to and it cost us in the end,” said Wilson head coach Ron Balmer, who saw his team fall to 3-1 in Narrows 3A play. The Lady Blazers got on the board first in the first inning when Megan Porche singled in Jones with two outs to take a 1-0 lead. Wilson, meanwhile, would have a difficult time figuring out Timberline pitcher Becka Nelson. She tied the Lady Rams up with her assortment of breaking balls and fastballs for six innings, allowing only a bunt single by Maddisyn Scott in the second inning. The Lady Blazers would extend their lead in the middle innings. With one on and one out in the fourth inning, Temple stroked a two-run home run over the right center field wall for a 3-0 Blazer lead. Jones would add to the Timberline lead in the fifth against Wilson starter Stephanie Granger with a two-run homer of her own to up the Blazers’ lead to 5-0. Just when the Lady Rams thought it could not get any worse, Madison Bernard singled in both Porche and Temple to make it 7-0. The Rams finally began to solve Nelson in their half of the sixth when Alex Flynn singled in Kaysha Fox to cut the lead to 7-1. The Rams then began to furiously trim the deficit in the final inning. Kenzie Baynes got it started with a two-run home run to trim the lead to 7-3. With the score at 7-4 with one on, Darian Grimm drilled a two-run home run to right center field to cut the lead to 7-6. James would retire the last two hitters to preserve the win, but the late rally created a ray of hope for the Lady Rams. “We are beginning to build our confidence gradually,” said Fox. “We’re getting more energy gamein and game-out, and my game is beginning to come together each and every game.”


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LEAGUE SHOWDOWN. (Top) Wilson’s Julie Davis makes contact with a

pitch during the close loss to Timberline on April 8. (Middle) The Blazers’ Aundrea Temple (11) slides into home plate safely as Wilson catcher Carsen Stanley tries to apply the tag. (Bottom) Wilson starting pitcher Stephanie Granger comes off the mound to field a grounder.

acoma baseball fans, meet the future. When the Rainiers play their opening series at Cheney Stadium April 12-19, the roster will include four of the Mariners organization’s top prospects as ranked by Baseball America, along with some old favorites and many new players added to the team over the offseason. Catcher Mike Zunino (No. 1 prospect,) pitchers Danny Hultzen (No. 3) and James Paxton (No. 4) and infielder Nick Franklin (No. 5) all began the season with Tacoma. Zunino, who was drafted in 2011, spent most of 2012 at Double A Jackson as did Paxton, drafted in 2010. Paxton’s record at Double A was 9-4 with a 3.05 ERA through 21 starts. Hultzen made 12 starts for Tacoma in 2012 and Franklin played 64 games here as well. Hultzen was the winning pitcher of the Rainiers’ first game of the 2013 season in Fresno on April 4, striking out eight while giving up three hits and one run and walking two in six innings. Zunino hit his first home run, which travelled approximately 425 feet, in the 9-1 trouncing of Fresno. Lefties Hultzen and Paxton are part of the team’s starting rotation, along with right handers Andrew Carraway and D.J. Mitchell and Major League veteran Jeremy Bonderman, who signed a minor league contract with the Mariners this offseason. The Pasco native has appeared in more than 200 MLB games over eight seasons with the Detroit Tigers, but has not pitched since the end of the 2010 season while recovering from elbow surgery. Members of the bullpen who were in Tacoma last year include Danny Farquhar, Steven Hensley, Bobby LaFromboise, Yoervis Medina, Brian Moran and Brian Sweeney. Logan Bawcom and Jhonny Nunez were added over the winter. Alex Liddi, Scott Savastano and Carlos Triunfel will be rejoining the Rainiers’ infield. They will play alongside newcomers Rich Poythress and Nate Tenbrink. Veteran Carlos Peguero returns to the outfield, along with first-time Rainiers Denny Almonte, Endy Chavez and Eric Thames. Jesus Sucre, who was with Jackson in 2012, will back up Zunino behind the plate. Daren Brown starts his seventh season as manager of the Rainiers, and his 13th overall in the Mariners’ minor league system. Brown’s regular-season record with the club is 416-419 plus one post-season victory from 2009. He became the Rainiers’ winningest manager on May 28, 2012, with 376 wins, surpassing Dan Rohn. Brown also served as the Mariners’ interim manager for 50 games in 2010. His record in Seattle was 19-31. Pitching coach Dwight Bernard also is back for his seventh season with the Rainiers. After being with the Rainiers from 2006-2009, Bernard X See RAINIERS / page A9


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Christian center fielder Gage Roth holds up his glove after making an outstanding sliding catch in the third inning. By Jeremy Helling

The Life Christian baseball team was eager to get back to work after spring break. Using a five-run second inning and scoring at least a run in each frame, the Eagles took a 12-2 nonleague win over Tacoma Baptist in a five-inning contest on April 9 at Cirque Park in University Place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had 12 days off,â&#x20AC;? said Life Christian head coach Gregg Leach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really thankful to get back because we have a really tough league, and it starts again tomorrow.â&#x20AC;? Tacoma Baptist struck first in the top of the first inning when Tommie Brazile scored on a wild pitch after an earlier single, but Life Christian tied it in the bottom

half on Sam Abstenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s groundout to score Drex Davis. Matt Hallstrom gave the Crusaders a momentary 2-1 lead in the second with a double to score Isaiah Kazarovich, but the floodgates then opened for the Eagles. Hunter Haley led off with a walk and tied it by scoring on a wild pitch, and Davis gave the Crusaders the lead for good with a run-scoring double to plate Connor Kuykendall. Davis and Absten later scored on throwing errors, while Taylor Roeloffs scored on a wild pitch as the Eagles quickly held a 6-2 lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re young and inexperienced,â&#x20AC;? said Tacoma Baptist head coach Kraig Gillman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve struggled playing defense. Our pitching has been decent, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve struggled making the routine plays.â&#x20AC;? Sam Veliz took the mound for Life Christian in the third and pitched three

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scoreless innings to pick up the win, including striking out the side in the fourth and tallying five total strikeouts. The Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offense then added two runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings, as Kevin Breen forced the mercy rule in the fifth with a single to score Davis. Haley and Gage Roth had run-scoring singles in the third, and Jeremy Pallwitz added a booming run-scoring double in the fourth. The Eagles used just eight hits to tally their 12 runs, but drew five walks, were hit by a pitch three times and tallied 13 stolen bases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the big boppers that come up with the huge hits all the time, so we need to do the little things to move the runners alongâ&#x20AC;Śplaying little ball and being fundamentally sound,â&#x20AC;? Leach said.

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The win puts the Eagles at 5-4 overall, with a 3-3 mark in the Nisqually 1A league, while Tacoma Baptist dropped to 4-6 overall with a 1-2 mark in the Sea-Tac 2B league. The Crusaders were set for another nonleague affair at Charles Wright on April 11 before traveling to take on league foe Seattle Lutheran on April 17. The Eagles were scheduled to take on leagueleading Cedar Park Christian on April 10, and will travel to Seattle Christian on April 12 at 4 p.m. They sat in sixth place in the league but were just one game out of a playoff spot with 10 league contests remaining. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The boys are buying into the program,â&#x20AC;? Leach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have options this year. We have a good nucleus of players. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a real blessing.â&#x20AC;?




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The Puget Sound softball team was looking for any sort of break to get them into the win column as they faced their crosstown rival and defending national champion Pacific Lutheran in the second half of two straight doubleheaders against the Lutes on April 2-3. But the end results would be more of the same for the Loggers at home on April 3, as they were shut out twice by PLU to remain winless this season. The Lutesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Leah Butters scattered five hits in a complete-game win in game one, and Kaaren Hatlen and Kelsey Robinson duplicated that feat in game two as PLU completed the four-game, two-day sweep by scores of 7-0 and 8-0. The Lutes improved to 12-6 in Northwest Conference play, but sat four games behind league-leading Linfield. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been pretty inconsistent for most of the year and today was no exception,â&#x20AC;? said PLU coach Erin Van Nostrand, who was still looking for some consistency in her defending champsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to play better than we did today if we hope to advance far in the playoffs this year.â&#x20AC;? The Lutes would get all the runs they would need in the first inning of game one, as Hatlen drove in Melissa Harrelson with a sacrifice fly for a 1-0 lead. Glenelle Nitta would punctuate the opening-game win for the Lutes with a solo home run to right center field in the second inning. Hatlen later helped make it 5-0 with a two-run triple in the third to put the icing on the cake in game one. Struggling to find any kind of consistent offense all day, the Loggers would manage to get only one runner â&#x20AC;&#x201C; first baseman Shannon Reed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as far as second base. The Lutes would coast in the nightcap, with Hatlen throwing five shutout innings and adding a first-inning solo home run to right field, as she finished with two runs batted in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I made up my mind to go after the hitters early, and I hit my spots for most of the five innings that I threw,â&#x20AC;? Haatlen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been swinging the bat really


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well too.â&#x20AC;? Despite all the of the trials and tribulations they have experienced this year, the Loggers are not without bright spots. Third baseman Amy Schmeckpeper has been a real sparkplug for first-year coach Kellyn Tate. She provided much of the offense for UPS in game two, going 2-for-3 while getting little support from her teammates.

While she hopes for better results in all facets of the game, Van Nostrand is hoping her squad can close with a rush and possibly repeat as Division III champs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Linfield is really playing well right now, but if we can get some semblance of consistency we could make things interesting in the (league) tournament and beyond. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see what happens.â&#x20AC;?

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was the pitching coach with the Mariners’ Class A team in Clinton, Iowa in 2010, before returning to Tacoma last year. He’s starting his 10th season as a coach in the Mariners’ minor league system. Howard Johnson replaces Jeff Pentland as the team’s hitting coach. Known as “Ho Jo,” Johnson spent 14 Major League seasons playing third base with the Tigers, Mets, Rockies and Cubs. He also has 11 years of experience coaching and managing. Other members of the coaching staff include trainer Tom Newberg, athletic trainer B.J. Downie, performance coach Rob Fumagelli and first base coach Brent Johnson. The Rainiers open their home slate against the Salt Lake City Bees April 12-15. Opening night has a 7:05 p.m. start time, followed by games starting at 5:05 p.m. (April 13), 1:30 p.m. (April 14) and 6 p.m. (April 15.) Fresno comes in April 16-19. In this series all games start at 7:05 p.m. except for April 16, which starts at 6:05 p.m. There will be fireworks following the games on April 12 and April 19. Tickets range from $7 (grass berm seats) to $25 (box seats). Reserved seat prices are $13 for adults and $12 for children 14 years old and younger, seniors 60 years old and older and military. All general admission seating is on the grass berm located at the end of the right field line. Fans sitting there can bring blankets to sit on but are not allowed to bring in folding chairs or other seating. All Rainier games can be heard on KHHO 850 AM radio. Mike Curto begins his 15th year as the team’s play-by-play announcer. Once again legendary sportscaster Bob Robertson will join Curto on the air for every Monday home game. Robertson was the radio voice of Tacoma baseball from 1984 to 1998, and has broadcast Washington State University football games since 1964. He has been named Washington State sports broadcaster of the year 12 times. So get out the Sharpies and oil the gloves. The 54th season of Triple A baseball in Tacoma is about to begin. With a great mix of outstanding prospects and seasoned performers it should be an amazing one for all involved. Even the Canadian geese will likely do an opening night fly-over to celebrate the occasion. Contact the writer at


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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.

Millions in Funding for Local Governments Each year the Puyallup Tribe distributes 2 percent of its gaming revenue from its two Emerald Queen Casino locations to local governments. Over the years the Tribe has provided millions of dollars to fund vital projects and services, and in these current times of economic uncertainty and struggle, funding from the Tribe is most welcome as state and municipal governments slash their budgets and lay off workers to help make ends meet. Decisions on how to distribute this money is made by the Community Contribution Committee, which consists of representatives of the Puyallup Tribe, the Cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, and Fife, Pierce County, and the Washington State Gambling Commission. This year’s approved distribution was for $1.9 million and was awarded as follows: The City of Fife was approved to receive $850,000, an amount determined by an interlocal agreement between the City and the Tribe. These funds go toward a host of community improvement projects that have ranged from police and fire protection to road improvements such as implementing high-occupancy vehicle lanes along Fife’s stretch of Interstate 5. The City of Puyallup was approved to receive $38,500 for automatic vehicle locators for Puyallup Police Department. Beginning in January, these will be installed in all of the City’s

police cars, which will allow officers to have a moving map on their computers and transmit their locations to the dispatch center. When dispatchers receive 911 calls, they will be able to send the patrol car that is closest to the location of the emergency. The City of Tacoma was approved to receive $798,237. Of this amount, $188,454 will go to law enforcement costs related to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Another $541,783 goes to Tacoma Fire Department, which in 2011 provided fire and medical response 525 times to the casinos. And $68,000 goes to the City Attorney’s Office to pay for prosecuting crimes related to casino operations. Pierce County was approved to receive $85,431 for emergency management services. This covers the cost of assigning county employees to assist the Tribe in preparing to deal with natural disasters. The Tribe agreed to fully fund the County’s $148,051 request as there were not enough 2% funds available. An additional $62,620 will thus be paid from the Tribe’s general fund. Washington State Patrol was approved to receive $150,000 for costs associated with mitigating traffic safety issues on state highways impacted by casino patrons.

Tacoma Fire Department received $541,783 from the Tribe.

Partnering to Improve Local Transportation The Tribe has recognized the need to partner with local jurisdictions to improve local transportation. In the past five years, the Tribe has spent more than $27 million on transportation projects and traffic safety services in neighboring areas. These are largely done in collaboration with state and local governments to benefit the region’s growing traffic infrastructure, which helps everyone. Projects range from lighting & safety improvements, bridges, to reconstruction projects. These projects provide hundreds of jobs to local engineers, tradesmen, environmental and cultural resource consultants, construction contractors, and the like.

Tribal funding allowed for the replacement of the Huckleberry Bridge in Greenwater (Pierce County).

RECENT PROJECTS INCLUDE: Huckleberry Bridge: Replacement of a 90ft span bridge, including an access road to the bridge. The project was done under agreement with the Forest Service; the Tribe met the requirements of federal environmental law (NEPA) and will be responsible for bridge maintenance after the project is completed. The project went out to bid in 2011 and construction began

in August 2011. The project is now finished and operational. The Tribe recently received a best project management award for this project by the Regional Bureau of Indian Affairs for completing the project under budget and coordinating with non-tribal jurisdictions for fish restoration. Grandview Avenue & R Street: Reconstruction projects that include adding sidewalk, curbs, gutters, lighting, and stormwater drainage. Permitted through the City of Tacoma. Paving was completed in September 2012. Pacific Highway, Fife: Development of civil engineering, right of way identification and planning for the installation of storm water and utilities in a three lane road between Pacific Highway South and 12th Avenue. The development of the roadway and utilities is to enhance traffic circulation and thus traffic safety of the general public and to provide an alternative access point for ingress/egress to the 54th Street interchange with I-5 where the service level is below standard. Project design began in 2009. The first phase of the project was completed and opened to traffic in March 2012.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013


National Bike Month Tacoma offers lots of ways to celebrate the joy of cycling

By Ernest Jasmin

We love our bikes in the Pacific Northwest like nowhere else in the country. Just ask the staff of Bicycling magazine, which last year declared Portland America’s most bike friendly city. Seattle isn’t far behind with the second most pedal powered commuters. And, as National Bike Month approaches, local cycling enthusiasts contemplate a time, in the not too distant future, when Tacoma could be part of the discussion. “The city of Portland is certainly a leader in bikeways and the number of people who utilize them,” said Diane Waitr, the city’s active transportation coordinator. “Seattle is also a leader, and then we have these sort of small, shining examples, like Olympia and Bellingham. These jurisdictions really started implementing their bikeways 20 years ago or more.” Wiatr points to 2010 as the year that Tacoma really got serious about cycling with its Master Mobility Plan. It’s a blueprint for developing a comprehensive network of bikeways and pedestrian walkways to make it safer and easier to get across town without a car. Related progress reports and construction maps can be found online at Among the priorities outlined there are the Stadium Way Arterial Project, which will include the addition of bike lanes; design of the Prairie Line Trail, which will connect downtown Tacoma with Thea Foss Waterway; and improving the Water Ditch Trail, a 110-year-old trail system that once crossed the city and extended all the way to Mount Rainier. “There’s a great deal of momentum,” Wiatr said. “This year is going to be really big for us putting down a lot of new bikeways.” Along with the big projects, the city has secured grant money for some of the little things that make Tacoma more bike friendly. For example, local business owners can request a bike rack installation by calling Wiatr’s office at (253) 591-5380 or by e-mailing “We’ve put well over a hundred bike racks out there,” Wiatr said, “and we want there to be bike racks wherever they are needed.” It’s all much needed infrastructure as more and more cyclists flood Tacoma’s streets, their pastime popularized locally by a growing number of bike shops and co-ops and clubs like the Skid Kings, Tacoma Mob Riders and the Tacoma Wheelmen’s Bicycle Club. The Wheelmen is Tacoma’s oldest cycling club; its earliest incarnation dates back to 1888. Bob Myrick has been a member since 1985, and he’s noticed a slow, steady climb in biking popularity locally, followed by a more pronounced spike in recent years. “Now it seems to be coming out a little more than it was in the past, just from watching the streets and seeing what people are doing,” he said. Twenty-six cyclists embarked on Tacoma’s inaugural “booze cruise” in 2009. That’s what Tacoma Mob Riders call their monthly, pedal-powered pub crawls. And these days, it’s more common to see 50 to 100 Mob Riders taking over the Red Hot or the Parkway Tavern, according to Ranell Nystrom, who founded the club with her husband Kris. “In Tacoma, biking is on the rise, and our group definitely has a lot to do with it as well as the visibility of


PEDAL POWER! City of Tacoma and area cycling groups have several family-friendly events planned for National Bike Month, in May.

Second Cycle,” Nystrom said, referring to a biking co-op that offers work space, maintenance classes and other activities at 1312 Martin Luther King Way. “People see people bicycling, and they’re more apt to get out and do it,” she said. Cyclist are sure to be out in full force with loads of local activities lined up for National Bike Month and the two weeks leading up to it. Below are a few highlights. Check our events calendar at for a more comprehensive list: The 38th annual Daffodil Classic (registration 7 a.m. to noon April 14, Orting Middle School, 111 Whitehawk Blvd. NW, Orting): This ride, organized by the Tacoma Wheelmen, winds through the scenic Orting Valley and surrounding hills, with a well marked course, fully stocked rest stops and strawberry shortcake at the finish line. There are paved, family-friendly routes or 40-, 60and 100-mile loops for the hardcore roadies. Registration is $30 to $35 for other adults the day of the event; www. for further details. Tacoma Mob Riders’ Cabin Fever Grind Out (starts at 7 p.m. April 19 at Broken Spoke, 1014 S. Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma): If you’re 21 or older, you can drink beer and work it off at the same time. Typically, Mob Riders booze cruises cover 10 to 15 miles in an evening taking the flattest routes possible, of course – with stops at four or five Tacoma dives.“We change our locations every time, and we try to make it fun and exciting to get around to a lot of different neighborhoods,” Nystrom said. It’s follow the leader, and destinations are secret until you get there. E-mail or follow Tacoma Mob Riders on Facebook to learn more. Fifth annual Tacoma Bike Swap (10 a.m. April 27, University of Puget Sound Memorial Fieldhouse, N. 11th

and Union avenues, Tacoma): This massive meet-up is for locals who want to buy, sell or trade used bikes. Sellers can register and lock up their cycles in the free bike corral. “It’s Craig’s List, but four hours and in public space,” explains organizer Hannah Miner. “Nobody comes to your house. You don’t have to go anywhere.” For more info or to register as a vendor, visit http://tacomabikeswap2013. or email Bike Month Commuter Challenge (May 1-31): Log your biking trips all month for a chance to win prizes, which include an overnight getaway to Portland and a team pizza party. Sign up as a team or individual at www. Kidical Mass (2 p.m. May 4, Proctor Farmers Market, 2702 N. Proctor St., Tacoma): The kid-friendly family ride kicks off a monthly summer series with a short loop from the Proctor Farmers Market to Jefferson Park. Helmets are required. TRH Pint Pedaler party (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 18, The Red Hot, 2914 Sixth Ave., Tacoma): This new map, designed by Mob Rider Kris Nystrom, reveals the best bike routes to Tacoma’s craft brew houses. The launch party will feature raffles, limited edition spoke cards, bike tuneup help and more. You must be 21 or older to attend. Bike to a Better Tacoma (6 p.m. May 22, The Hub Event Space, 203 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma): Join with fellow bicyclists and City staff members to learn more about hopes, visions and plans for a more bike-able Tacoma. Tacoma’s only valet bike parking will be staffed by 2nd Cycle. Bridge to Beer ride (noon May 27, Defiance Bicycles, 411 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma): This ride is open to all ages, and will cross the majestic Tacoma Narrows Bridge en route to Gig Harbor’s 7 Seas Brewery.


Click! presents free family films on selected Saturdays at The Grand Cinema. Next up is “Despicable Me” on April 20. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., movie starts at 10. This film is being presented in partnership with the Washington State History Museum and their “Let it Ride” motorcycle exhibit going on now through June 23. Next up: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on May 18. The Grand is located at 606 S. Fawcett. Info: (253) 5934474 and

TWO TRIPOD SLIDE SHOWS The popular Tripod Slide Show series is

back April 19 with three short presentations called “Mosaic Art: Whole Stories from Hard Fragments,” 7-8:30 p.m. Kim SparksWilmer shares Jennifer Albright’s photos of the New Zealand Josie Martin’s “Giant’s House,” Kelley Knickerbocker presents “Reconciling Precision and Passion” and Lynn Di Nino explores “Nek Chand’s Rock Garden in India” and a bonus: the work of Anna Fornachon at Pt. Ruston. $5 donation at the door. Madera Furniture Company, 2210 Court A, right off Pacific and S. 24th in downtown Tacoma, within a couple of blocks from El Gaucho.

THREE LIVE JAZZ The Jazz LIVE at Marine View series continues this month with the Northwest debut

of Tucson-based saxophonis t Neamen Lyles. Get ready for a kickin’ evening of smooth jazz with this hot, young player. Lyles’ debut CD “So Free” has made him a nationwide hit. He’ll be joined onstage by Osama Afifi on bass, Eugene Bien on keyboards, Frank Seeberger on guitar and Dave Austin on drums. Admission is free to all ages. Donations gratefully accepted for the church’s mission team that’s working to improve the air quality for villagers in Guatemala. April 14, 5 p.m. at Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Dr. N.E. Info: www. or (253) 229-9206.

FOUR JERRY LEWIS Legendary comedian, actor and singer Jerry Lewis is headed to Tacoma. The 87-year-old icon will headline a concert that’s scheduled for an 8:30 p.m. start on Saturday, April 13, at the Emerald Queen Casino’s I-5 show-

room, 2024 E. 29th St., in Tacoma. Lewis will have support from popular Tacoma jazz band Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Jazz Orchestra. Tickets are $30 to $65, plus applicable service charges; for further details.

FIVE PAUL MCARTNEY Paul McCartney will rock Seattle this summer. On Monday, Sir Paul announced a July 19 stop at Safeco Field to his highly anticipated Out There tour. It will be the first major rock show to take over the Mariners’ home field and the ex-Beatle’s first visit to Jet City since 2005. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 12. Prices will range from $39.50 to $253, plus service charges, according to Ticketmaster.

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You have been served! â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Legally Blondeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; holds court at TMP

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Georgina Asfour is his wife, Coretta, in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine.â&#x20AC;?


COURTING. Bringing its own flavor and style to the stage, TMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legally Blondeâ&#x20AC;? follows the adventures of Elle Woods (played brilliantly by Leah Wickstrom) who audiences fell in love with in the hit film. By Steve Dunkelberger

Remakes, particularly musical remakes, are often dicey gambles. People always compare the retooled version with the successful original under the concept that the lightning bolt of success canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t strike twice. It often doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legally Blondeâ&#x20AC;? bucks that trend with this musical retelling of the MGM film of the same name. It is true to the tale but adds a stock of high-energy, albeit largely forgettable, musical numbers and some tight choreography. As the movie, the musical version has Elle Woods heading to Harvard Law to win back her man, who has dumped her because, although she was a fun â&#x20AC;&#x153;college girlfriend,â&#x20AC;? he needed to find a â&#x20AC;&#x153;societyâ&#x20AC;? girlfriend as he climbed the ladder of his political career. He had fun with his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marilyn Monroeâ&#x20AC;? and now needed a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackie Kennedyâ&#x20AC;? type. Woods, played by Leah Wickstrom, seeks to prove him wrong by following him to law school and schooling him in the art of the makeover. Toss in the side stories of a murder trial of a fitness hottie, Brooke Wyndham played by Julia Stockton, charged with offing her aged husband and a love interest found in a down-to-earth teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant, and the story has a serving of interesting touches. But what makes this show fun was Wickstromâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance. Not only is she a dead ringer for movie star Reese Witherspoon, who played the role in the movie, but her power pipes and energy drive the show. Much like the sto-

ryline of the play where her role is the center of attention, Wickstromâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance holds court even if she is just standing around while other actors forward the story. And Wickstromâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance seemingly draws from her own life, where she finds herself quickly dismissed as another pretty face. But she is, actually, a bit of a brainiac as a project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where she uses her Industrial Systems Engineering degree. But that is a story for another time. The supporting cast held its own to lift Wickstrom to excellence with standout performances by Steve Barnett as Warner Huntington III and from Bruce Haasl as Emmett. Of course, the appearances of two dogs, Baby as Bruiser and Chopper as Rufus, got their share of claps and aahs. What failed in this show could easily be fixed. The microphone quality and balance was simply off. Barnett often sounded like he was singing through a tin can, which made his tricky lyrics all the more distracting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Legally Blondeâ&#x20AC;? runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays through April 28, with extra Saturday matinee performances at 2 p.m. on April 20 and 27. Performances take place at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Avenue in Tacoma. Ticket prices are $29 for adults; $27 for seniors, students and military; and $20 for children 12 and under. Due to mature content, parental guidance is suggested for those considering bringing children to this show. For tickets or more information, please visit or call the TMP Box Office at (253) 565-6867.

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story of reconciliation and the power of art and Love. The filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director, Connie Fields, has been nominated twice for an Oscar for Best Feature Documentary and she is a Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner among her other many awards including Best Documentary Feature, Canadian Film Board; and Best Documentary Feature, Pan-African Film Festival. This film is not yet released, as the music rights still need to be purchased, and the producers need funds to make 1,000 copies. It is being shown in Tacoma with the hope of raising the funds that are needed to finish and distribute it. Andrea Shapiro of Jewish Voice for Peace says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen it, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good chance that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to be a part of this effort.â&#x20AC;? This special preview is sponsored by the Tacoma Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace. For further information, write Tacoma@ or visit

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A TRIP UP THE RAMP Lewis Carroll meets David Lynch at Rampizi on Antique Row By Sean Contris Special to Tacoma Weekly


arading down Antique Row on the weekends with a group of friends in tow has become a bit of a hobby of mine. Though I rarely buy anything, and scarcely have enough money to spend, the simple joy of looking through the various antique stores that line the street is one that can hardly be put into words. This weekend I found myself in the company of two close friends and a classic case of Saturday evening boredom. After a quick meal at The Harmon we found ourselves weaving in and out of the shops, eyeing various pieces of literature and old clothes that caught our attention, before quickly moving onto the next store. Nearing the end of the street we were on the verge of turning back and finding something else to do when we came face to face with a long stretch of various pieces of old furniture that beckoned us to see how long the trail they created ran for. Curious, we found that the long line of furniture was actually in an ascending angle that led straight up into a mysterious and alien store that I had never seen before. I hardly needed to consult my companions on the idea of venturing forward and in the silence; the three of us began our trip up the ramp. The store, Rampizi, was a head spin just to be in. To picture its atmosphere and its surroundings, one would need to imagine a delusional dream-like state that could be conjured up by both Lewis Carroll and David Lynch in an improbably shared acid trip, or as my photographer said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is kind of like Salvador Dali walked in here and then exploded.â&#x20AC;? Spread across its 6,000 square feet, decapitated mannequin body pieces line the walls and are scattered amongst the large pieces of furniture that stand stacked on top


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of one another. The extreme amount of exotic furniture towered over us, and overwhelmed us. They create walkways and transform the massive space into a maze-like layout that stretches outward in every which way for what seems like miles. My friends and I took a left turn as soon as we entered, and found ourselves among other amazed shoppers, who were in awe of such a lucid, dreamlike place. From the ceilings other pieces of furniture are hung by carefully tied rope. Looking up, one can see everything from the likes of chairs of Asian design, to old Russian baby carriages, to enough dangling blazers and jackets to fit an entire army. In another nook of the store, the walls of a small, cluttered room are hung high with various, and at times conflicting, works of art. Above where I sat, a Pacific Northwestern depiction of a bald Eagle hangs next to a shaded drawing of a golden lamp. An ornate mirror that would feel at home in a haunted house created by Edgar Allen Poe stood out among the objects. A handstitched blanket displaying a smiling John F. Kennedy lay across the back of a leather chair. In my hand I held the mutilated arm of a mannequin with a missing hand and an inverted cross etched across its forearm. To top it all off, to my right stood a towering fake palm tree covered in Christmas lights. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like every time you look around, you find something new, something you



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didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see before,â&#x20AC;? said one of my fellow ramp adventurers. Entranced, the three of us continued our journey, realizing that we had only seen about half of the store. Amongst the sights we saw while making our way through the remaining areas of Rampizi were: a massive afghan created in the image of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gone With The Wind,â&#x20AC;? pieces of mismatched furniture (some dating back to the late 1800s), dismembered, pale mannequin arms reaching from open boxes and descending from the ceilings, clocks warped and bent to fit the very same image that Dali is known for, and dangling portraits of distant landscapes. The landscapes by themselves might capture oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye, but they all seem so uninteresting when compared to the rest of the store. An interesting store calls for an interesting owner, and few are more interesting than David Norton. Our final stop on this tour led us to the door of his office. There he stood, in a doorframe, banging away at drums that dangled in the air strung up by rope and delicately placed to form a flying makeshift drum set. To antique store frequenters, the name David Norton may ring a bell. Norton has made a name for himself moving from shop to shop since the 90s, and though his primary home seems to be antique row or various warehouses downtown, he has worked on Sixth Avenue and other areas

around Tacoma and Washington. Up The Ramp is his latest creation, and according to Nortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous customers, it bears its ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wild and creative style. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very pleased when people say that this store is nothing like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever been in before,â&#x20AC;? said Norton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like being compared to someone or something, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like when someone walks in and is like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, this is like so and soâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s store.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I enjoy being one of kindâ&#x20AC;Ślike you,â&#x20AC;? he said breaking conversation and pointing at me. At this point in the conversation I was sitting on the ramp in a chair from a tea table, slanted and looking up at David who sat in an old English couch that looked to be from the early 30s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In your journalism, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you want to have an identifying style of writing? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you want someone to read your work and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is a Sean Contris piece.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? He shrugged and continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You see, I enjoy this store because it gives me so much freedom to explore. I enjoy looking at things that look like someone put a lot of time into them. Look above you. Nearly everything in this store tells a story, or at least I think it does, and I try to make it seem that way. Do you see the dangling mannequin above you, dressed in boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothes? Next to the picture of the older man? Or do you see this man in a large hand basket carrying a camera from the 1800s? I spend a lot of time on this stuff, you see. Sometimes Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m up until 2 in the morning just designing and making this store what you see. I like to imagine myself as a painter, and this store as my canvas, with each piece of furniture or each piece of clothing being the colors with which I paint. I want to make sure that for everyone who comes into my store, it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the same or itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a different experience.â&#x20AC;? As I returned to the store just a few days prior to the writing of this article, I brought my photographer along, and I expressed my concern that I could not possibly describe the store through my writing to which he replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even think my pictures can. Like you said, it truly is an experience to be in here.â&#x20AC;? Rampizi is a landmark, an extraordinary store and place, and it seems that Norton has achieved what he has always wanted to be: truly, 100 percent original. Rampizi is open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and is located on Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous Antique Row. Sean Curtis is a student at Wilson High School.





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he April 13 bill at Bob’s Java Jive seemed promising at first. You have surf-punk trio Kramer, the boys behind raucous Tacoma anthem “Pac Ave.” (Google it). The Deceptives are headed up from Olympia, and the Rusty Cleavers will provide a rootsy contrast to all that loud, three-chord mayhem. Then there is a name that tweaks our South Sound sensibilities: The Tacomaphobes. You can almost picture them, some Seattle jerks ranting about the “Tacoma aroma” (gone) car theft (getting better) and our supposed penchant for getting “stabby” around these parts (no comment.) What? It is 2013, and those stereotypes are tired, man! And have you learned nothing from our reaction to Justin Bieber’s lame laptop stunt? We decided to confront Avery De Rooy, the half of the band that sings and plays guitar. Drummer Mo Greer was 42 (128 MIN, PG-13) Fri 4/12: 2:45, 5:30, 8:15 Sat 4/13-Sun 4/14: 12:00, 2:45, 5:30, 8:15 Mon 4/15-Thu 4/18: 2:45, 5:30, 8:15 THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (140 MIN, R) Fri 4/12: 2:30, 5:40, 8:35 Sat 4/13-Sun 4/14: 11:35am, 2:30, 5:40, 8:35 Mon 4/15-Thu 4/18: 2:30, 5:40, 8:35 TRANCE (101 MIN, R) Fri 4/12: 1:55, 4:20, 6:40, 8:55 Sat 4/13-Sun 4/14: 11:40am, 1:55, 4:20, 6:40, 8:55 Mon 4/15-Thu 4/18: 1:55, 4:20, 6:40, 8:55 THE GATEKEEPERS (101 MIN, PG-13) Fri 4/12- Sat 4/13: 1:45, 8:45 Sun 4/14: 8:45, Mon 4/15: 1:45, 8:45 Tue 4/16: 8:45, Wed 4/17: 1:45, 8:45 Thu 4/18: 8:45 QUARTET (98 MIN, PG-13) Fri 4/12: 4:00, 6:25 Sat 4/13-Sun 4/14: 11:30am, 4:00, 6:25 Mon 4/15: 4:00, 6:25 Tue 4/16: 4:00, Wed 4/17: 4:00, 6:25 Thu 4/18: 4:00 MOSQUITA Y MARI (85 MIN, NR) Tue 4/16: 2:00, 6:00 WASTE LAND (99 MIN, NR) Thu 4/18: 2:00, 6:00 THE FIRST GRADER (103 MIN, PG-13) Sun 4/14: 2:00

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TW: You know the reason I asked for this interview, right? I had to confront you on your intolerance of Tacoma. De Rooy: Oh God, I know, I know. I’m trying to cope. I’m trying to deal in this day and age when everybody is just supposed to get along so copacetically. (But) every time I start goin’ down south, and I go around the twists and turns of the I-5 intestine and I get closer to the anus, I start to smell it. This smell starts to confront my nostrils, like wood pulp or something coming out of the Nalley Valley. I just immediately turn my car around and go back to Bellevue in most cases. (Switches gears) That’s a joke. I actually don’t really like Bellevue much, as far as biases go. But Tacoma is just fine with me. TW: I was gonna ask you if there was gonna be trouble since you have to come down and play a show. De Rooy: (Laughs) There might be, man. I think I’m gonna take some sedatives or something before I show up. I’ll drink some kava kava in my tea. TW: You are based in West Seattle, I think you said. De Rooy: Yeah, as a matter of fact we do hang out here. We rent a basement under a coffee shop out here, which is absolutely extraordinary. TW: How did this band start? De Rooy: I was in



TW: And when was that? Because it seems like you are a fairly new band, right. De Rooy: Yeah, it was almost one year ago. It was about springtime last year. February, I think. TW: I have heard one song, so far, that I really dug – “The Corndog Man.” De Rooy: I wish we had more to show you. Just me, myself, I’ve recorded hundreds of songs the last few years. I’ve had that art studio going that we jam in. It’s just been D.I.Y. some recordings. But, gosh, we only have that one song (online) so far. TW: Would you say that song is indicative of your overall style? De Rooy: If we had to be summed up, summarized, streamlined and compressed into one zip file, you’d have to say it’s like a can of mixed nuts. You’re gonna get some Filberts, you’re gonna get some almonds. And every once in a while, you’re gonna get a macadamia. I like to sing like Tom Jones on some of the songs. I like blues music. Punk rock is my favorite, but it just goes everywhere. TW: But you have this kinship toward rock from the early ‘90s. De Rooy: It was like a renaissance, you know. We were getting out of the ‘80s and everything having California in the name and neon DayGlo colors on everything, and the Pee Chee folder with the iguana slammin’ the beach ball and all that stupid (stuff.) We were kind of coming into this rock ‘n roll thing; wear what you will, be who you will, come as you are. So I think we hearken back to that. I certainly do. That was my childhood. If I had to pick one era of music in my life that influenced me – and movies – it was definitely the early to mid ‘90s.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 12 EMERALD QUEEN: Nite Crew (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC

C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: High Rollers (Classic rock) 9 p.m., NC EAGLES LOUNGE: Darrell Data (Vocals/guitar) 6 p.m. GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Notorious 253 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Tin Man Band, Hitch Kick, 8 p.m. MAXWELL’S: Lance Buller Trio (Jazz) 7 p.m., NC NEW FRONTIER: Cottonwood Cutups, Buffalo Stagecoach, Vito and the One-Eyed Jacks, 8 p.m. PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock covers) 9:30 p.m. STONEGATE: Three Skinny White Samoans, 9 p.m. SWISS: The Hipsters, 9 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

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 EMERALD QUEEN: Jerry Lewis, 8:30 p.m., $30-65

C.I. SHENANIGAN’S: Collaborative Works Jazz, 8 p.m. CUTTER’S POINT COFFEE: Malcolm Clark, Alyx Phippen (Blues) 12:30 p.m., NC, AA DAWSON’S: High Rollers (Classic rock) 9 p.m., NC EMERALD QUEEN: Nite Crew (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Notorious 253 (Top 40) 9 p.m., NC HARMON: Mary McPage and the Assassins, Chase Walker Band, Crazy Texas Gypsies, Alice Stuart & the Formerlys (Blues) Noon, NC JAZZBONES: Anuhea, Justin Young, guest, 8 p.m., $16 SIX OLIVES: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 9 p.m. SPAR: Payday Daddies, 8 p.m., NC STONEGATE: Blues Redemption, 8:30 p.m. STONEGATE: Jumpin’ Josh Violette (Blues jam) 8:30 p.m., AA SWISS: Paul Green & Straight Shot, Maia Santell & House Blend, Nolan Garrett, Franco Paletta & the Stingers (Blues) 1 p.m. SWISS: Space Band (Top 40) 9 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Negative Inside, 8 p.m. VARSITY GRILL: Rock-Bot live band karaoke, 8 p.m., NC

ANTHEM: Taxi Driver (Jazz) 7 p.m. CLIFF HOUSE: Chris Hyde, Leah Tussing (Jazz) 6:30 p.m. IMMANUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Leanne Trevalyan, Phil Madeira (Blues) 5 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: (Bluegrass jam) 3 p.m. STONEGATE: Bobby Hoffman & All-Star Band, 8 p.m. SPAR: Little Bill & Blue Notes (Blues) 7 p.m. SWISS: Puget Sound Music For Youth Association, 2 p.m., AA UNCLE SAM’S: Remedy (Rock jam) 7 p.m. UNCLE THURM’S: Kareem Kandi Band (Jazz) 3 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 15 STONEGATE: Rafael Tranquilino (Blues jam) JAZZBONES: Rockaraoke, 9 p.m. SWISS: Crazy Texas Gypsies (Blues) 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Bill Pease, Paul Buck, Chris Gartland (Blues) 8 p.m.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 STONEGATE: Leanne Trevalyan (Acoustic open mic) 8 p.m. ANTIQUE SANDWICH SHOP: Open mic, 6:30 p.m., $3 DAWSONS: Jho Blenis, Shelly Ely (Blues jam) 8 p.m. LOUIE G’S: (Acoustic open mic) 6 p.m. NEW FRONTIER: (Open jam), 9 p.m., NC


BACKSTAGE: (Rock jam) 9 p.m. CLIFF HOUSE: Nikko Olajoyegbe & 2+2 (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. STONEGATE: N.M.W.P. (Rock jam) 8:30 p.m., NC SWISS: NWRSL, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 OLIVE BRANCH CAFÉ: Michelle Beaudry (Jazz guitarist) 4 p.m., NC, AA

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 DAWSONS: Tim Hall Band (Blues jam) 8 p.m., NC

DAVE’S OF MILTON: Powercell (Jam session) 8 p.m. DAWSON’S: Billy Shew Band (Jam session) 8 p.m., NC EAGLES LOUNGE: Biff Moss (Ukelele/guitar) 6 p.m. JAZZBONES: Kry (Rock covers) 11 p.m., $7 PARADISE BOWL: Just Dirt (Rock jam) 9:30 p.m. STONEGATE: Billy Stoops (Jam) 9 p.m. SWISS: Twang Junkies, 8 p.m. UNCLE SAM’S: Jerry Miller (Blues) 7 p.m.

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FRI., APRIL 12 DISTINGUISHED WRITER SERIES HAPPENINGS – The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry Connection present the Distinguished Writer Series featuring Elizabeth Austin. She is the author of “Every Dress a Decision” (Blue Begonia Press, 2011) and two chapbooks, “The Girl Who Goes Alone” (Floating Bridge Press, 2010) and “Where Currents Meet” (one of four winners of the 2010 Toadlily Press chapbook award and part of the quartet Sightline). In 2006 she produced “skin prayers,” an audio CD of her poems. Austin spent her teens and 20s working in the theater and writing poems. A six-month solo walkabout in the Andes region of South America led her to focus exclusively on poetry. She produces poetry-related programming for KUOW 94.9 and makes her living as a writer at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she also offers retreats and journaling workshops for the staff. The event takes place at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. at 7 p.m. Info:


JOIN THE PARADE HAPPENINGS – Have you ever wanted to be in a parade? You can wave to the crowds and the cameras and roll through the parade ranks in the Tacoma Art Bus! Tickets are $10 regular and $20 VIP (with swag bag). VIPs get window seats and daffodils to take home. Your ticket will help cover the costs of being in the parade. It will be super fun, with snacks, games and silliness. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets. com/event/358704. BOOK READING ON MENTAL ILLNESS – Author Evonne Agnello will talk about her memoir “Shaking Shame from Mental Illness.” The suicide of her father hit Agnello hard. When her brother followed suit four years later, she wondered if fate would send her along the same path. With sensitivity, Agnello explores mental illness from both sides – within the mind of the sufferer and of those watching the one suffering – and sends hope for all. She shows that depression is highly treatable and manageable and need not poison your life. One can emerge from the depths of despair and find reasons to dance in the sun. Agnello grew up in Seward, Neb. where her family owned a weekly newspaper. She worked in newspapers for more than 30 years, in the Pacific Northwest in Bend, Ore. and Vancouver, Wash. The last 15 years of her newspaper career were with Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association, a nonprofit trade association of daily newspapers, which she was executive director of for eight years. As an advocate of mental illness awareness, she is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The event takes place at 2 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave. Info: HAPPENINGS

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BULLETIN BOARD 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: www.

SAT., APRIL 13 5K RUN/WALK FOR AUTISM ETC – The 5K Run/Walk for Autism is taking place at 9 a.m. at Point Defiance Park, with all proceeds benefiting children and families affected by autism. It is sponsored by It Takes A Village Foundation, which was founded by Robert and Dana Napoleon in honor of their son, Keanu, who was diagnosed with autism at age 3. The goal of the organization is to create a structure and resource that enhances the quality of life of families impacted by autism and to promote the understanding, aid, education and treatment of autism. The 5K run starts at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. The 1K kids’ dash will start at 10:15 a.m. For more information, visit www.

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ported to the Emerald City and through the wonderful world of Oz. Just “follow the yellow brick road” to the best dinner party in town! Put on your ruby slippers and prepare to find your heart to raise funds for arts education. Tickets include exquisite food, beverage, entertainment and a grand live auction. Start the Star Chefs on Broadway party early with the Premier Online Oz Auction. Online auctions with spectacular items: There’s No Place Like Home - March 25 to April 14. Visit for more information and to bid on fantastic arts, dining and travel packages, custom jewelry, unique gifts and more. Tickets: $200. RHYTHMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD MUSIC – The Tacoma Symphony Orchestra Percussion Quartet invites the public to join them on a whirlwind tour around the world to explore the elements of rhythm. Listeners will be introduced to an assortment of instruments from around the world and get an inside look into the world of percussion instruments. Be prepared for the TSO Percussion Quartet to entertain you and to wow you with their world tour. Come an hour early for a musical instrument petting zoo, where your children can touch, hold and try out real instruments. The event starts at 2:30 p.m. in University of Puget Sound’s Schneebeck Hall. Tickets: $5 for children, $7 for adults. Info:

WED., APRIL 17 BOOK TALK WITH MAYOR STRICKLAND HAPPENINGS – Join Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Tacoma Reads Together Chair Erik Hanberg as they discuss “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio. “Wonder” was chosen by the mayor as the book all of Tacoma will read this spring. This acclaimed debut young adult novel deals with issues of bullying and difference and urges people to “choose kind.” Tacoma Reads Together is a community discussion on a chosen book and has happened every year since 2002. The discussion on “Wonder” begins at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave.

THURS., APRIL 18 BATES SIZZLES! HAPPENINGS – Spice up your spring with one of the city’s hottest

events. The 11th annual Bates Sizzles event features live entertainment by Michael Powers, Pacific Grill’s signature hors d’oeuvres, tantalizing libations and a silent auction and raffle with items and packages guaranteed to turn up the heat. Students and programs at Bates Technical College benefit from the proceeds raised at Bates Sizzles. Do not miss this opportunity to support higher education in Pierce County and be a part of a mission to inspire, challenge and educate. Tickets: $60 or $100 for two. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Info: POETRY READING HAPPENINGS – King’s Books is hosting a special night of poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month, featuring local author Susan Rich and poet and editor Annette Spaulding-Convy. The award-winning poets will begin the program at 7 p.m. at King’s Books, located at 218 St. Helens Ave.

FRI., APRIL 19 BROAD HORIZONS BOOK CLUB ETC – Join this futuristic book club reading feminist speculative fiction! April’s selection is “Her Smoke Rose Up Forever,” a short story collection from the mother of feminist science fiction James Tiptree, Jr. Books are available for purchase at King’s Books. The discussion will center around her five Hugo and Nebulawinning stories: “The Screwfly Solution,” “The Girl Who Was Plugged In,” “The Women Men Don’t See,” “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?” and “Love is the Plan the Plan is Death,” although any story can be discussed. Broad Horizons meets the third Friday of every month at King’s Books at 7 p.m. King’s Books is located at 218 St. Helens Ave.

SAT., APRIL 20 WINGMAN ANNIVERSARY PARTY HAPPENINGS – The Wingman Brewers second anniversary party takes place from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the taproom, located at 509 1/2 Puyallup Ave. Tacoma’s own Red Hot will be onsite serving up their delicious dogs, and Wingman will have 10+ taps running with Ace IPA, Pocket Aces 2xIPA, P-51 Porter, Coconut P-51 Porter, Stratofortress, Miss-B-Haven Tripel, Cherry Sour Stout, Tacoma Common Ale and a

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FRI., APRIL 26 SIMON SHAHEEN MUSIC – Simon Shaheen dazzles his listeners as he deftly leaps from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and Western classical styles. His soaring technique, melodic ingenuity and unparalleled grace have earned him international acclaim as a virtuoso on the oud and violin. Shaheen is one of the more significant Arab musicians, performers and composers of his generation. His work incorporates and reflects a legacy of Arabic music, while it forges ahead to new frontiers, embracing many different styles in the process. The event takes place at Theatre on the Square at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$49.

SAT., APRIL 27 AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS HAPPENINGS – Just in time for his new book release on April 23, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” you do not want to miss this best-selling author and master of satire in an evening of sardonic quips and incisive social critiques. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that he is among the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. The appearance takes place at the Pantages Theater at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $34-$79.

SUN., APRIL 28 GET WEIRD The time has come. “Weird Al” Yankovic, the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time, has returned to demolish the pop landscape with “Alpocalypse,” his first full-length studio album in nearly five years. Few would HAPPENINGS –

HOT HULA FITNESS ETC – Every Monday through Wednesday, Asia Pacific Cultural Center hosts hot hula fitness classes from 7-8 p.m. Inspired by the dances of the Pacific islands, hot hula fitness incorporates easy to perform dance moves set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout. Hot hula fitness is a fun, new and exciting dance workout that isolates your larger muscle groups, quads and arms, providing a total body workout in 60 minutes. All ages and fitness levels will enjoy hot hula fitness. Admission: $6 (discount with APCC membership). APCC is located at 4851 South Tacoma Way. DRUM CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages drum circle every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. You do not need to have a drum to participate. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit CHARITY BOOT CAMP ETC – Jeff Jowers, owner and founder of Tacoma’s Ultimate Fitness Boot Camps, is hosting charity fitness boot camps every Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m., benefiting Campfire USA. These drop-in classes are $10 apiece, with all proceeds going to charity. Info: FREE FIRST WEEKENDS ETC – Bank of America bankcard holders and employees receive free admission to the Tacoma Art Museum the first weekend of every month as part of Bank of America’s national Museums on Us program. Info: THE VALLEY CHORALE ETC – The Valley Chorale, a soprano-alto-tenor-bass singing group, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church of Christ the King, located at 1710 E. 85th St. in Tacoma. If you like singing, contact Joy Heidal at (253) 848-1134, or Dixie Byrne at (253) 677-5291 for more information and a personal invitation to join the group. UKULELE CIRCLE MUSIC – Ted Brown Music Tacoma hosts a free, all-ages ukulele circle every Wednesday from 6:308 p.m. For more info contact Ted Brown Music at (253) 272-3211 or visit

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LOCAL HIGH GROSSING POPULAR BAR & GRILL $220,000, terms negotiable, seating cap. 74, great kit. PORT OF TACOMA DINER Breakfast & Lunch, M-F, Price $70,000. Long-time established & great location. 6th Ave., â&#x20AC;&#x153;Backstage Bar & Grill/Night Clubâ&#x20AC;? Business is For Sale $175,000 with $75,000 down, Approx. 7,000 SF, Monthly rent is $5,500. VERY SUCCESSFUL/PROFITABLE SPORTS BAR Business is For Sale for $320,000 PRICE Terms are avail. REDUCED LAUNDROMAT W/ DROP SHOP. Same location 15 years in Lakewood. Excellent PRICE lease with contract terms. $36,000 REDUCED LANDMARK â&#x20AC;&#x153;BBQ INNâ&#x20AC;? Restaurant/Lounge Huge Price Reduction - For Sale For $565,000 (R.E. $525K) Bus. $40K. Bldg. has been completely remodeled for a sports bar and grill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;UNDISCLOSEDâ&#x20AC;? BEAUTY SALON In Puyallup, Great Location, $36,000 Cash. Call PRICE Angelo, (253) 376-5384. REDUCED RURAL LIVING: ASHFORD, WA- Restr./Lounge, $125,000 with $50K Down, RealEE. Avail: PRIC 3.4 Commercial Acres for Future Devel., 3 BR Remodeled Home, laundromat. REDUCED

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City of Milton Small Works Roster Submittal Date: Open Title: City of Milton, Small Works Roster Submittals due: Continuous Owner: City of Milton, Public Works, 1000 Laurel Street, Milton, WA 98354, contact Pamela Battersby. Applications to: Owner Scope: Perform construction, alteration, repair, or improvement other than ordinary maintenance. Possible projects could include water main repair or replacement, storm system upgrades, concrete work, electrical/telemetry work, and other miscellaneous trades or services. Notes: Contact the Owner for an application by mail, e-mail (, phone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 253.517.2716, or fax - 253.517.2709.

TO: Thomas Bean Jr. In the Matter of: Puyallup Nation Housing Authority vs. Thomas Bean Jr. Case Number: PUY-CV-EVT-2013-0048 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing in the Tribal Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for an Initial Hearing on the 14th day of May, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. FAILURE TO APPEAR, PLEAD OR OTHERWISE DEFEND MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT JUDGEMENT. TO: Santana LaPointe


Civil No. 12-5901

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. THOMAS C. TOMMANEY; ELOISE H. TOMMANEY; ELIZABETH A. TOMMANEY; CATHERINE E. TOMMANEY; BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP; and LANDSAFE TITLE OF WASHINGTON, Defendants. In the United States district court for the Western District of Washington at Tacoma to the Elizabeth A. Tommaney: You are hereby summoned to appear ^P[OPUZP_[`KH`ZHM[LY[OLKH[LVM[OLĂ&#x201E;YZ[ publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 22nd day of March 2013, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, the United States of America, and serve a copy of the answer upon the undersigned attorney for plaintiff, the United States of America, at his VMĂ&#x201E;JLILSV^Z[H[LK"HUKPU[OLJHZLVM`V\Y failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the JVTWSHPU[^OPJOOHZILLUĂ&#x201E;SLK^P[O[OL clerk of said court. The object of this action is to reduce to judgment outstanding unpaid assessments against Thomas C. Tommaney and Eloise H. Tommaney and to foreclose the federal tax liens against two parcels of real property. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY The property that is the subject of this action consists of two parcels of real property, PKLU[PĂ&#x201E;LKHZ*SHYR*V\U[`;H_7HYJLS #213780000 and Clark County Tax Parcel #213749000, and with a legal description as follows: PARCEL I That portion of the North half of the northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 20, Township 4 North, Range 1 East of the Willamette Meridian, Clark County, Washington as follows: BEGINNING at the Northeast corner of said Section 20; thence South along the East line thereof a distance of 194 feet to the Northeast corner of the Harold F. Kelm Tract as described in that certain instrument recorded under Auditorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s File No. G 462969; thence West, along the North line of said Kelm tract, a distance of 1320 feet, more or less, to the West line of the North half of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of said Section 20; thence North along said West line a distance of 194 feet to the North line of said Section 20; thence East along said North line 1320 feet, more or less, to the point of the beginning. EXCEPT the North 30 feet and the West 30 feet thereof reserved for road purposes. EXCEPT public roads. PARCEL II That portion of the North half of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 20, Township 4 North, Range 1 East of the Willamette Meridian, Clark County, Washington, as follows: BEGINNING at the Northeast corner of the Northwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of said Section 20; thence West 142 feet; thence South 150 feet; thence East 142 feet; thence North 150 feet to the point of the beginning. EXCEPT public roads. Plaintiff Attorney: RICHARD A. SCHWARTZ Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Justice 7VZ[6MĂ&#x201E;JL)V_ Washington, D.C. 20044-0683

In the Welfare of: L., E. DOB: 08/23/2000 Case Number: PUY-CW-06/11-036 In the Welfare of: L., S. DOB: 04/18/2005 Case Number: PUY-CW-06/11-037 YOU are hereby summoned to appear for a Show Cause Hearing in the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, which is located at 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404. You are summoned to appear for a Show Cause Hearing on June 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the court clerks at (253) 680-5585. You have the following rights at the Show Cause Hearing: 1) the right to legal representation at you own expense and effort; 2) the right to present evidence; 3) the right to cross-examination; and 4) the right to make statements or remain silent. 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. NO. PUY-CS-FC-2013-0005 Summons in a civil action And notice of hearing IN THE PUYALLUP TRIBAL COURT PUYALLUP INDIAN RESERVATION TACOMA, WASHINGTON WASHINGTON STATE FOSTER CARE Petitioner, v. SATIACUM, Peter Lee and THOMAS, Rosette L. Respondent, ;OLWL[P[PVULYĂ&#x201E;SLKH7H[LYUP[`JP]PSHJ[PVU against you in the above named court. 0UVYKLY[VKLMLUK`V\YZLSM`V\T\Z[Ă&#x201E;SLHU answer by stating your defense in writing and Ă&#x201E;SPUNP[^P[O[OLJV\Y[HUKZLY]PUNHJVW`VU[OL petitioner within twenty (20) days after the day you received notice of this hearing. If you fail to respond, a DEFAULT JUDGMENT may be entered against you without further notice to you. A default judgment is a judgment granted the Petitioner for what has been asked in the Petition.

PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON, CHAPTER 61.24 RCW I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on the 10th day of May, 2013, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at the main entrance to the Superior Courthouse, 930 Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma, WA, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County(ies) of Pierce, State of Washington, to-wit: THE EAST 185 FEET OF THE SOUTH 66 FEET OF THE NORTH 264 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 20 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE WILLAMETTE MERIDIAN. EXCEPT THE EAST 15 FEET FOR ROAD. SITUATE IN THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, COUNTY OF PIERCE, STATE OF WASHINGTON. which is subject to that certain deed of trust (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?) executed by John and Julie Ernst, LLC (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grantorâ&#x20AC;?), dated December 28, 2007, recorded December 31, 2007 in Pierce County, Washington under auditor number 200712310289, amended by the Amendment to Deed of Trust, and rerecorded on November 20, 2012 in Pierce County, Washington under auditor number 201211200352, ^P[O)HUJV7VW\SHY5VY[O(TLYPJHHZ[OLILULĂ&#x201E;JPHY` ¸)LULĂ&#x201E;JPHY`š9H`TVUK-*OPHT\SLYH=7)HUJV Popular North America as trustee, Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC as successor trustee (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trusteeâ&#x20AC;?), which Deed of Trust secures the SBA NOTE, PLP 3086526005 in the principal amount of $488,100 dated December 28, 2007 (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noteâ&#x20AC;?) executed by Grantor and â&#x20AC;&#x153;In His Handsâ&#x20AC;? Learning Center #1, Inc., a Washington corporation (collectively, ¸)VYYV^LYšHUKOLSKI`)LULĂ&#x201E;JPHY` II.5VHJ[PVUJVTTLUJLKI`[OL)LULĂ&#x201E;JPHY`VM[OL Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or Grantorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: )LULĂ&#x201E;JPHY`OHZWHPKYLHSWYVWLY[`[H_LZPUJS\KPUN interest and penalties thereon) for the property secured by the Deed of Trust in the amount of $11,555.84. This amount is included in the amount now in arrears below. Additional property taxes for the property secured by the Deed of Trust will become due on April 30, 2013 and, if not paid, are an additional source of default. Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears as of January 23, 2013:

IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $419,114.39 on the Note, together with interest and fees as provided in the Note or other instrument secured from the 28th day of December, 2007, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on the 10th day of May, 2013. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by the 29th day of April, 2013 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before the 29th day of April, 2013, (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III is/are cured and the Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after the 29th day of April, 2013 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the )LULĂ&#x201E;JPHY`VY;Y\Z[LL[V[OL)VYYV^LY.YHU[VYHUK any Guarantors at the following addresses: John and Julie Ernst, LLC 6216 57th Avenue West University Place, WA 98467 John and Julie Ernst, LLC/ â&#x20AC;&#x153;In His Handsâ&#x20AC;? Learning Center #1, Inc. 5211 141st St Ct NW Gig Harbor, WA 98332

NOTICE OF HEARING: A hearing on the petition is set for May 22, 2013 At 9:00 a.m. at the Puyallup Tribal Court.

Occupants 6216 57th Avenue West University Place, WA 98467

Dated April 8, 2013 /s/ Lou Hammond Clerk of the Court Puyallup Tribal Court 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404 (253) 680-5585

I`IV[OĂ&#x201E;YZ[JSHZZHUKJLY[PĂ&#x201E;LKTHPSVU[OLZ[KH`VM December, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale. X. The purchaser at the trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060.

IN THE PUYALLUP TRIBAL COURT PUYALLUP INDIAN RESERVATION TACOMA, WASHINGTON WASHINGTON STATE FOSTER CARE Petitioner, v. THOMAS, Rosette L. Respondent, ;OLWL[P[PVULYĂ&#x201E;SLKH*OPSK:\WWVY[JP]PSHJ[PVU against you in the above named court. 0UVYKLY[VKLMLUK`V\YZLSM`V\T\Z[Ă&#x201E;SLHU answer by stating your defense in writing and Ă&#x201E;SPUNP[^P[O[OLJV\Y[HUKZLY]PUNHJVW`VU[OL petitioner within twenty (20) days after the day you received notice of this hearing. If you fail to respond, a DEFAULT JUDGMENT may be entered against you without further notice to you. A default judgment is a judgment granted the Petitioner for what has been asked in the Petition. This Summons in issued pursuant to Section 7.24.090(4.08.100) of the Puyallup Parental Responsibility Act. NOTICE OF HEARING: A hearing on the petition is set for May 22, 2013 At 9:00 a.m. at the Puyallup Tribal Court. Dated April 8, 2013 /s/ Lou Hammond Clerk of the Court Puyallup Tribal Court 1638 East 29th Street Tacoma, Washington 98404 (253) 680-5585


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Delinquent payments from October 1, 2011 $58,624.00 Late Fees $2,931.04 Property Taxes $11,555.84 Title Report (Est.) $1,209.98 Recording Fees (Est.) $45.00 Posting of Notice of Default (Est.) $100.00 Postage/Copying (Est.) $10.00 Attorney Fees (Est.) $2,500.00 Total $76,925.86

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Dated this 23nd day of January, 2013. Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC, Successor Trustee By: Michael E. Gossler 5500 Columbia Center 701 Fifth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104-7096 Phone: (206) 682-7090 STATE OF WASHINGTON ) ) ss. COUNTY OF KING ) On this day personally appeared before me Michael E. Gossler, to me known to be a representative of Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC, the professional limited liability company that executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged the said instrument to be the free and voluntary act and deed of said corporation, for uses and purposes therein mentioned, and on oath stated that he was authorized to execute the said instrument. Dated April 5, 2013.

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VOLUNTEERS Help teach English to Spanish Speaking Seniors We need a volunteer to teach ESL to a group of Spanish speaking seniors Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10:3011:30am weekly. Maybe also stay to help translate during the other programs until 2:30 pm. The class is at Portland Ave Community Center 3513 Portland Ave E Tacoma, Contact Bonnie Elliser at 253-5915391. Changing Rein Volunteer Orientation & Training Saturday, April 13, 2013 10am - 4pm Changing Reinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Covered Arena 6204 288th St E. Graham, WA 98338 253370-1429 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 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. Get involved with Metro Parks Tacomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Citizen Advisory Councils! The Business & Responsive Agency Council helps district leadership with business planning, Ă&#x20AC;QDQFLDOVXVWDLQDELOLW\GHcisions, revenue development and quality assurance. Monthly meetings focus on issues that affect the future of our park system. Visit to learn more or call Brett Freshwaters, Chief Financial 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHU DW  Brettf@tacomaparks. com. Metro Parks Tacoma Special events bring the community together and provide families with affordable fun. Metro Parks Tacoma needs volunteers to help produce memorable events. Visit www. volunteer and signup WREHQRWLĂ&#x20AC;HGRIVSHFLDO event service opportunities. To learn more, contact Roxanne Miles, Volunteer Manager, at 253.305.1068. Roxannem@tacomaparks. com.


Tacoma Weekly Community Newspaper


Tacoma Weekly Community Newspaper