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  Recycle your food scraps and food-soiled
        paper in the yard waste cart

  Grass clippings & leaves                     Weeds

  Houseplants (no pots)                        Twigs, branches &
                                               roots from pruning
                                                Twigs, branches &
  Tree branches
  (under 4' long, 4" in                        Holiday trees & greens
  diameter bundled)                            (4’ long & bundled)
                                               (no flocking or decorations)            Mrs. Louise Strander sometime in the 1950s on Puget Sound -- Photo courtesy the Strander
           !                                                                           family.
               Meat, fish, poultry & bones
                                               Shredded paper (layered & no

                                                                                       The life and times of
  NE           Fruit & vegetable scraps;       plastic)
                                               Paper grocery bags containing


               Bread, pasta & grains           food scraps
                                                                                       Mrs. Louise Strander
               Eggshells & nutshells           Paper egg cartons
                                                                                       BY DENNIS BOX                                  ner formed the Tukwila Action Commit-
                                                                                       DBOX@TUKWILAREPORTER.COM                       tee. The trio would send out information
  NE           Coffee filters & grounds        Paper berry cartons                                                                    around the community about politics and
                                                                                          Mrs. Louise Murray Strander - Feb. 5,       issues of interest.
                                                                                       1928 – Oct. 21, 2011.                             “We had a lot of fun,” Harris said. “Lot
           !                                                                              If there is single name that embodies all   of laughs.”
  NE           Teabags & tea leaves            Uncoated paper plates & cups*           of the best Tukwila was and is today, it is       Harris said they ruffled feathers a few
                                                                                       Mrs. Louise Strander.                          times and enjoyed every moment.
                                                                                          The history of this community over the         Charles Tyson, a retired school teacher,
  Greasy pizza delivery boxes                  Uncoated paper food wrap*
                                                                                       past six decades can only be written with      grew up in Tukwila with the Strander fam-
                                                                                       the Strander name at the top.                  ily. Tyson said his parents and the Strand-
                                                                                          Louise Strander and her husband John        ers were very close friends.
  Food-soiled paper towels                     Uncoated paper food bags*
                                                                                       were not only dedicated to the town, they                       He described Mrs. Strander
  & napkins                                                                            became the essence of com-                                     as “my adviser, like a moth-
                                               * Tip: Uncoated paper does not          munity, and that is most                                       er and a mentor. She did so
                                               have a shiny surface. When in           clearly seen in the life and                                   much for so many.”
                                               doubt throw it out.                     times of Mrs. Strander.                                           Tyson said after he gradu-
                                                                                          The photograph on the                                       ated from college he ran for
                                                                                       cover of this edition shows                                    a Tukwila City Council seat
                  Recycle food. It’s easy to do.                                       a young woman, very beau-
                                                                                       tiful, with bright, intelligent
                                                                                                                                                      and “lost by three votes.”
                                                                                                                                                         He said his friendship
                                                                                       eyes. In those eyes is the
       To Get Started                                                                  story of a life of love, giving
                                                                                                                                                      with Mrs. Strander flour-
                                                                                                                                                      ished from that time on.
                                                                                       to others and always be-                                          “It never ceased to amaze
       1. Sign up for curbside yard waste service. Call Allied Waste at                ing there when there was a                                     me how many things she
          206-682-9735 for fee and service information.                                need.                                                         could get done,” Tyson said.
                                                                                          Her daughter, also named Louise Strand-     “One day she came down and said she was
                                                                                       er, the youngest of the couple’s three chil-
       2. Place your yard trimmings, food scraps and food-soiled                                                                      starting a bank. She started the National
                                                                                       dren, summed up much of the meaning            Bank of Tukwila.”
          paper in your new cart.                                                      of her mother’s life when asked about her         She told Tyson she would have started
                                                                                       clearest memory.                               the bank earlier but she wanted to get a na-
       3. We'll send you a collection schedule and you can start                          “It was her love of her family,” Louise     tional charter.
          recycling this valuable resource on collection day.                          Strander said. “Her dedication to us; and         Tyson said some of his fondest memories
                                                                                       she was a true and loyal friend to people.”    are stuffing and licking political envelopes
                       For a free compostable bag sample, visit                           Over and over people who knew her           with Mrs. Strander, and the holiday meals
                                                                                       spoke of the friendship she freely gave to
                                                                                                                                      at the Strander home.
                                                                                                                                         The home was a gathering place for
                                                                                          Catherine Harris, a former Tukwila City     friends and community, and food was
                                                                                       Council member in the 1970s and friend
                                                                    206-682-9735       for decades of Mrs. Strander, said “She
                                                                                                                                      always an essential ingredient for Mrs.
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                                                                                       taught me a lot of things. She was a reser-    more.
                                                                    M-F 8am-5pm        voir of information. I am going to miss her       George Strander, the middle son of the
                                                 an awful lot… I really am.”
                                                                              543856      Harris, Mrs. Strander and Marie Gard-                             [ more STRANDER page 3 ]
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[STRANDER from page 3]
three children, spoke of the home his mother and father
made for their children.
   “It was always a home filled with ideas, discussion and
reading,” George Strander said.
   He said his mother and father showed them the path to
living a life of meaning.
   “They set high standards,” he said. “That’s a good thing.
Many times that is all people need.”
   He remembered the intellectual curiosity of his mother.
He talked about her participation for more than 50 years
in the Foster Study Club. It was a group of women who
gathered about once a month and talked about issues they
had been researching.
   “She was very curious and very well informed,” George                                Mrs. Louise Strander, above center, with her three children George,
Strander said.                                                                          Louise and John. Photo courtesy the Strander family.
   Mrs. Strander met her husband John at Cornell Univer-
sity in Ithaca, N.Y.                                                                      They owned and operated the Strander Nursery, which
   They met in a class when the professor had all the left-                             was known throughout the region. John was elected Tuk-
handed students sit on one side of the room. They were                                  wila mayor and served from 1962-67. He was instrumental                Louise Strander with her husband John, who served as mayor of
both left handed, and a romance was born.                                               in bringing Southcenter Mall to the city.                              Tukwila from 1962-67. Photo courtesy the Strander family.
   The couple married in 1948. John’s family homesteaded                                  Mrs. Strander became a community icon. For more than
in the Tukwila area. Mrs. Strander was raised in New York.                              60 years she helped build this community.                              er built a home, a community, a place of meaning.
At age 20, she followed her young husband across the                                      “Tukwila really grew up with them,” George Strander                     “It’s not too often you lose a life friend,” Tyson said. “She
country and they began their life together in Foster, which                             said.                                                                  will be missed. She did so much. She was truly an amazing
later became part of Tukwila.                                                             The town and the family matured together. Mrs. Strand-               person.”

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Mrs. Louise Strander with
                                          4      electionresults
                                          Casinos received thumbs
                                                                                        7    coffeewith
                                                                                        New City Administrator
                                                                                                                            10       fallsports
                                                                                                                            Sports writer Adam
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                                                                                                                                                               King County Housing
her husband John helped                   up from Tukwila voters                        David Cline has found a             McFadden wraps up Foster           Authority Director Pat
build the community of                    and incumbents will be                        home in City Hall.                  High’s fall sports season          Porter reveals the magic of
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Tukwila voters say yes to casino, incumbents
                                                                                     not require a recount.                                                          to keep the police and fire departments fully funded. Ca-
BY STEVE HUNTER                                                                         As far as the casino vote, Advisory Measure No. 1 asked                      sino employees would lose their jobs if the businesses are
SHUNTER@TUKWILAREPORTER.COM                                                          voters if social card rooms or mini-casino should be al-                        forced to close.
                                                                                     lowed in the city. The yes votes had 1,324 (60.15 percent)                         After receiving the petitions, the council decided to
   Tukwila voters want mini-casinos to stay in the city and                          to 877 no votes (39.85 percent).                                                place the advisory vote on the ballot.
re-elected Mayor Jim Haggerton as well as council mem-                                  “I was a little surprised,” said Robertson, one of the coun-                    Now Robertson said he expects the council later this
bers Dennis Robertson and Kathy Hougardy.                                            cil members who pushed for an advisory vote. “I thought                         year to repeal Ordinance 2323.
   But, voters in the Nov. 8 election had a tough time pick-                         it would be closer to 50-50. The 60-40 is a pretty strong                          “I would be highly surprised if it were not a 7-0 vote in
ing between council candidates Louise Strander and Kate                              statement. It shows how concerned people are about jobs,                        favor of repealing,” Robertson said. “We’re pretty good at
Kruller, who are locked in a close fight as ballots continue                         money and public safety support.”                                               listening to our citizens.”
to be counted.                                                                          The council passed Ordinance 2323 in February requir-                           In the mayor’s race, Haggerton will return for a second,
   Through Nov. 10, Kruller had a 31-vote lead with 1,037                            ing the three casinos operating in the city to close by Jan.                    four-year term. He received about 62 percent of the vote
votes (50.61 percent). Strander had 1,006 votes (49.10 per-                          1, 2016. All of the casinos are on Interurban Avenue. An-                       while challenger Pam Linder had 38 percent.
cent). Strander held slim leads of fewer than 10 votes after                         other casino has applied for a permit at the former Denny’s                        Voters reelected Robertson to the council with about 82
the first two days of results were released. King County                             restaurant on Southcenter Boulevard.                                            percent of the vote. Challenger Abshir Mahamed received
Elections will certify the vote Nov. 29.                                                The council received a petition last summer with 367                         17 percent. Hougardy received about 77 percent of the vote
   State law mandates a recount if the difference in a race                          signatures asking them to replace Ordinance 2323 with an                        while challenger Mackenzie Weitzeil had 23 percent.
is less than 2,000 votes and less than one-half of 1 percent                         ordinance allowing the casinos to remain open. The city                            There were no contested races for the Tukwila School
of the votes cast for the two candidates, according to King                          would lose an estimated $2 million annually in gambling                         Board. Steven Mullet, Mark Wahlstrom and Dave Larson
County Election officials. The 31-vote difference would                              tax revenue if the casinos close, money that could be used                      each ran unopposed.

                                                                                       Jerry Henry Thomas III, 25, who had pleaded guilty to                         firearm enhancement and conspiracy to commit leading
Gang dispute                                                                         second-degree murder with a firearm enhancement, was
                                                                                     sentenced to 23 years, four months in prison, according to
                                                                                     the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
                                                                                                                                                                     organized crime. He faces a sentencing range of up to 25
                                                                                                                                                                     years, four months.
                                                                                                                                                                        According to charging papers, Hogan Nguyen was shot

prison sentences                                                                       Le Nhu Le, 42, who had pleaded guilty to conspiracy
                                                                                     to commit leading organized crime, was sentenced to five
                                                                                     years in prison.
                                                                                                                                                                     once in the back of the head by Thomas at about 12:30
                                                                                                                                                                     a.m. Jan. 8, 2007 in the parking lot of the Riverton View
                                                                                                                                                                     Apartments in Tukwila. Seattle Police and Tukwila Police
                                                                                       King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector sen-                           investigated the case.
BY STEVE HUNTER                                                                      tenced the two at the King County Courthouse in Seattle.                           Quy Nguyen was involved in marijuana grow opera-
SHUNTER@TUKWILAREPORTER.COM                                                            The sentencing for co-defendant Quy D. Nguyen, 44, was                        tions, money laundering and illegal gambling from May
                                                                                     continued until Dec. 16. Quy Nguyen, a Seattle-area street                      2000 to March 2009. The gambling operations included
   Two men were sentenced Nov. 4 in Seattle in connec-
                                                                                     gang leader who ordered the shooting of Hoang Nguyen,                           sports books where he took bets on football and basketball
tion with the January 2007 Tukwila murder of Hoang Van
                                                                                     pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder with a                                                                      [ more DISPUTE page 13 ]
Nguyen in a dispute among gang members.

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The Aviation High School takes flight                relocated a few years ago to what was
BY SARAH KEHOE                                       originally Olympic Middle School in Des
                                                     Moines because of student growth.
                                                        “The school is now at capacity of 400
   Aviation High School junior Jacob Wag-            students in grades 9-12,” Gilman said. “The
ner already had a dream come true.                   demand for this school is increasing each
   He got to fly an airplane solo for the first      year.”
time.                                                   Students must apply to get into the
   “It was the best experience I’ve ever had,”       school. Gilman said this year, about 50
Wagner said, beaming. “I was just giggling           percent were local students and the rest
the whole time. It felt so good to be up in          commuted from surrounding districts,
the air; I felt so free.”                            some as far away as Olympia, Everett and
   This experience was possible because of           Bremerton.
a discount Wagner received through his                  “I came here for the college prep aspect
enrollment at Aviation High School. The              and because I knew it’d be an environment
school, which opened in 2004, focuses on             where the students were career oriented,”
preparing students for college and a high-           said senior Jenny Gao.
technological workplace.                                Gao was able to participate in several job
   “It is our goal to become the premier             shadow and internship programs through-
school of choice for science, technology,            out her four years at the school. The places
engineering and math in the Pacific North-           included Sea-Tac Airport, Port of Seattle,
west,” said principal Reba Gilman.                   and a business in London when Gao spent
   Plans are under way to construct a per-           a summer abroad.                                    Aviation High School students Jacob Wagner, left, Jenny Gao, center, and Emory Eng, right, examine a
manent school on property offered in Tuk-               “I’ve had a great multitude of experience        plane built by their peers during class. CHARLES CORTES, Tukwila Reporter
wila by The Museum of Flight, adjacent               here and feel really ready for my future,”
to its Airpark. The facility is scheduled to         she said.                                           search.”                                             ing classroom libraries with resources per-
open in the fall of 2013.                               Gao hopes to get a degree in engineer-             The new building’s design is reminiscent           taining to each subject and each student
   “We are project-based learning so we              ing, chemical and aerospace systems. She            of a plane’s fuselage with areas to display          will have his/her own computer.
believe the move to the new facility will            has already received several scholarships.          aviation-themed projects and artifacts.                 The three-story building will accommo-
help us better reach our mission,” Gilman               Freshman Emory Eng said it is great to           The building will feature sustainable strate-        date up to 400 students. Construction and
said. “The work of school can be like the            be at a school with people sharing similar          gies qualifying the school for Washington            design are expected to cost around $43.5
work outside the classroom and still be              interests.                                          Sustainable Schools Protocol certification,          million.
academically rigorous, and that with the                “We are all interested in technology, sci-       which includes energy-use reduction, air                “This new building means our school
right instructional approach it is possible          ence and math and like to talk about it,”           quality maintenance, water conservation              will finally have a permanent home with
for all students to be prepared for higher           Eng said. “We all fit in together.”                 and heat exchangers that recover 90 per-             learning spaces that accommodate project-
education and work in a knowledge-based,                Eng said most students can’t wait for the        cent of the building’s energy.                       based learning and are easily accessible by
global economy.”                                     new facility.                                         “This is not going to be your traditional          public transportation,” Gilman said. “I be-
   For the first three years, the school was            “There is such an excitement for it,” he         high school,” Gilman said.                           lieve this will help us inspire young people
located on the Duwamish campus of South              said. “We will be so close to the airplanes           Instead of having a gymnasium, the                 and provide a pipeline of future employees
Seattle Community College, close to Boe-             we will be able to see them right outside           school will feature project labs to display          to fill the gaps within the STEM (science,
ing Field, The Museum of Flight and other            our classes. We will also be able to go to          robots, rockets, model and real airplanes.           technology, engineering and math) work-
aviation-related enterprises. The school             the Museum of Flight’s large library to re-         Rather than a library, the school is provid-         force.”

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       viewpoint                    EDITOR'SNOTE                                                               My source, who I must keep unidentified
                                                                                                            because of fears for safety, described a much
                                                                                                            different story from connections in Nicara-
                                                                                                                                                                  plex issues involved. I am not familiar with
                                                                                                                                                                  many of the inside details.
                                                                                                                                                                     I am not in a position to go to Nicaragua
                                    Elections and the                                                       gua.                                                  and work on a story like I would do in this

                                    right to vote                                                           Dennis
                                                                                                                             I was shown pictures of ballots
                                                                                                                          being destroyed.
                                                                                                                                                                     But I believe all of us as Americans should

                                                                                                                             My source, who has connec-           be concerned about a story like this. It is criti-
                                      America once again went to the                                                      tions to the Puget Sound region,        cally important because potential for tyranny
                                    polls Nov. 8 and participated in one                                                  brought forward detailed infor-         exists everywhere. It is within us all.
                                    of the most sacred rights of a de-                                                    mation of election fraud by the            From what I can tell, the U.S. government
                                    mocracy. Voting for the candidates                                                    Sandinistas.                            is not looking closely at the allegations of
                                    without fear of threats or violence                                                      That was just the beginning.         election fraud in Nicaragua. I understand
                                    from those in power.                                                                  There have been threats sent to         the federal government has many hotspots to
                                      The last few days I learned about                                                   my source. The source has re-           deal with in the world.
                                    a different election story.                                                           ported pro-democracy Nicara-               I plan to try and look into allegations of
                                      Daniel Ortega was re-elected Sunday, Nov.                             guans have been killed.                               election fraud and the threats to the best of
                                    6, as president of Nicaragua. According to                                 This is serious stuff and it is only the surface   my ability.
                                    the news reports he won by more than 60                                 of the information presented to me about the             It may not seem to matter to our region.
                                    percent for his second term.                                            election fraud and persecution of opposition          Nicaragua is a far away country, but consti-
                                      Nicaraguan government sources reported                                forces in Nicaragua.                                  tutional freedom is hard to win and very easy
     ›write                         the election was transparent and free from
                                                                                                               This is a difficult story for me. Corrobora-
                                                                                                            tion is very challenging and there are com-
                                                                                                                                                                  to lose. It only takes inattention and a will-
                                                                                                                                                                  ingness to accept the easy way.
   regional publisher
     polly shepherd                                                                   happen year around. We need to eat 365 days                                 parent this time of year, when the call goes
                                   A community                                        a year, not just on Thanksgiving and Christ-
                                                                                      mas Day. We need clothes to keep warm and
                                                                                                                                                                  out for donations from Tukwila’s Holiday Giv-
                                                                                                                                                                  ing Program for Tukwila’s families. Food and
     ellen morrison                that gives all the                                 heat to keep us comfortable in our homes.                                   clothes go to Tukwila Pantry and the clothing

     regional editor
       dennis box
                                   year around                                           There’s no way to stockpile enough food,
                                                                                      clothes or cash to pay for utilities in just a
                                                                                                                                                                  bank, thanks to the efforts of local businesses,
                                                                                                                                                                  organizations and families.
                                                                                      month-long period for an entire year. Giving                                   It takes volunteers to make the program
                                                                                      is a serious pastime, not just a holiday tradi-                             work logistically, including the joyous part of
         editor                      The world just seems to come to                               tion.                                                          helping families pick out the perfect gift. For
      dean radford                                                                                    Please, consider holding food                               more about the program, please go to page 14

                                   Tukwila. You would almost think the               Radford
        staff writers              Statue of Liberty has been plunked                              drives year around. Maybe your                                 of today’s Tukwila Reporter.
  steve hunter › reporter          down in the Duwamish next to the                                business or your school or your                                   But don’t just take my word about the need.
tracey compton › reporter          community center.                                               family could commit months in                                  Listen to Joe Tice, director of the Tukwila
   sarah kehoe › reporter
                                     Those immigrants add to the ranks                             advance to help the Tukwila Pan-                               Pantry. He’s on the frontlines, along with 12
adam mcfadden › sports
                                   of those who have always – or for a                             try keep its shelves filled with                               other food banks in South King County, of the
      photographer                                                                                 food.                                                          daily struggle to keep bellies full with nutri-
       charles cortes              shorter time – called Tukwila home
                                   who simply need help putting food                                  Or watch for the next CARE                                  tious food.
      circulation                                                                                  night by the Kids Without Bor-                                    The food bank supplements the nutritional
   james kostoroski                on their table and clothes on their
     253.872.6610                  back.                                                           ders Clothing Bank in Tukwila.                                 needs of about a quarter of Tukwila’s resident,
                                     This is the season of giving, the holidays, the  Hundreds of kids and their families get to                                  he says
   The Tukwila Reporter
                                   one that involves a trip to the mall. But I want pick out their clothes at no cost.                                               “It’s not just as holiday need,” he says. “It’s
    encourages reader
   participation in this           to talk about the kind of giving that needs to        That Tukwila is a giving community is ap-                                an all-year-around need.”
community newspaper.
Share your thoughts in a
 letter to the editor (400
words or less) including
 your full name, address
   and phone number.
       HERE’S HOW                          ›› INBRIEF                                                        sponsors of the event. You must be in line
                                                                                                             no later than 2:30 p.m. to drop off items.
                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, Nov. 17 at Cascade View
                                                                                                                                                                    Elementary School 13601 32nd Ave. S
     To submit a letter                                                                                      Participants must bring identification and
       to the editor,                                                                                        proof of city residency.
          EMAIL:                    Tukwila recycling event                                                  For more information about items that can
                                                                                                                                                                    The purpose of this community meeting
      submissions@                  Nov. 19                                                                  be brought to the event, go to the city of
                                                                                                                                                                    is to generate ideas about how our                                                                                                                                               community would like to use the outdoor
                                    Tukwila residents can bring stoves,                                      Tukwila website at
            FAX:                                                                                                                                                    plaza and indoor meeting space that will
                                    mattresses, furniture, electronic                              
      253.437.6016                                                                                                                                                  be incorporated into the new Tukwila
                                    equipment and other items to the annual                                                                                         Village development.
           MAIL:                    Fall Collection and Recycling Event from
19426 68th Ave S, Ste. A            9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the                                Tukwila Village Plaza
                                                                                                                                                                    If you would like a language interpreter
     Kent, WA 98032                 Tukwila Village site, corner of South 144th                              community meeting                                      or other assistance, please contact Joyce
  CALENDAR/EVENTS:                  Street and 41st Avenue South.
        calendar@                                                                                            Help Plan the Tukwila Village Plaza and                Trantina at 206-433-1850 or Joyce.
                                    The city of Tukwila and Allied Waste are                                 Community Commons from 7-8:30 p.m.           
                                                                                                                    » NOVEMBER 2011                      ›7

A match made in Tukwila


   If there is a perfect match it may
have been formed when Tukwila
hired David Cline as the new city
   “This is great,” Cline said dur-
ing a phone interview. “I really
feel like this is a good fit.”
   Cline took over the reins as city
administrator in October, follow-
ing the retirement of Steve Lan-
   After an extensive search, Cline                                                                                                                           Ashley Furniture HomeStore is
                                                                                                                                                              currently hiring Full-time Sales
was chosen from among many
                                                                                                                                                               Associates to join our award-
worthy candidates.                                                                                                                                               winning team in Tukwila,
   The 45-year-old Cline has spent                                                                                                                              Burlington and Silverdale.
20 years working in local govern-                                                                                                                             Store Manager and Café
ment.                                                                                                                                                         Manager opportunities
   Raised in Bellevue, he attended                                                                                                                               also available at:
Stanford University .                                                                                                                                              Tukwila Ashley
   “I’ve always wanted to be in-         Historical Society director Louise Jones-Brown, left, talks with new Tukwila City Administrator David Cline at the     Furniture HomeStore
volved in the public sector,” Cline      re-opening celebration last month of the Southcenter Access Project. CHARLES CORTES, Tukwila Reporter                What can Ashley do for YOU?
said. “When I went to Stanford,
I majored in public policy. I was       he set his sights on becoming a        limited revenues, a problem that       18,000, the commercial base pro-
one of the few who never changed        city administrator.                    all cities are facing today.           vides a revenue stream for the
my major.”                                 He has been employed in a va-          Cline said he sees many bright      community.                                To apply eMail resumé to:
                                        riety of local government settings,    spots ahead for Tukwila, including       Since starting in City Hall,  
   It was at Stanford where he got                                                                                                                               or go directly to one of our
his first taste of the complexity of    including working in the budget        the Tukwila Village project that is    Cline said the “staff and elected        Ashley Furniture HomeStores
government policy. He did an in-        office for King County, finance        getting under way. The project is      officials have been very welcom-          to complete an application.
                                        director for the district court, as-   at the corner of Tukwila Interna-      ing... Next is how do we keep do-         HomeStores are independently
ternship with undercover officers
working drug crimes and wrote           sistant and interim city adminis-      tional Boulevard and South 144th       ing more.”
a thesis on the effects of Propo-       trator for Burien and city admin-      Street. The city owns 6 acres and        Cline is married to Siri Bliesner.
sition 13 on the California state       istrator for Lake Forest Park.         the plan is for a mixed-use neigh-     They have two teenage children.
                                           He has worked in many settings      borhood center.                                                                    Local business
budget, which restricted increas-
es in property tax values.              with similar issues that he will be       The expansive commercial sec-                                                    every month
                                                                                                                      Reach Dennis Box at dbox@tuk-
   Following Stanford he taught         wrestling with in Tukwila. One of      tor in Tukwila is also an oppor-                                                 in print & online
                                                                                                             or 253-872-6600
                                        his projects in Burien was Town        tunity, Cline said. With a daytime                                   

English for a time overseas with                                                                                      ext. 5050.
“Volunteers in Asia.” When he re-       Square. In Lake Forest Park, he        population of nearly 150,000 and
                                                                                                                      To comment on this story go to
turned to the Puget Sound region        dealt with providing services with     an evening population of about
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                                                                                                                                                                                               COUNCIL PRESIDENT: Allan Ekberg                                                                                            V

                                                TUKWILA CITY PAGES
                                                                                                                    Tukwila’s Crime Prevention Resource Team                                                                                                                                      Tukwila Parks and Recreation presents:
                                                                           City offices will be closed               provides some great ideas for Safe Shopping                                Southcenter Parkway Extension
                                                                           on Thursday & Friday,                    As we enter the holiday season, retailers, malls and grocery stores are
                                                                                                                                                                                               The first layer of asphalt paving has been completed for the north two-       Tukwila                                         Saturday, December 3 – 9:00am to 11:30am
                                                                            November 25 & 26,                       much busier than usual. If you are going to be part of this shopping                                                                                                                                         at the Tukwila Community Center
                                                                                                                                                                                               thirds of the project (or approximately 4,000 feet south of South 180th     Community
                                                                              in observance of the                  crowd, keep these hints in mind when going out to shop (good for any                                                                                                                                   Breakfast is $5.00 at the door
                                                                                                                                                                                               Street). This base layer of asphalt will assist with ongoing construction
                                                                                Thanksgiving holiday.               time, too). Common-sense measures are the key to thwarting thieves.                                                                                      Center
                                                          am to                                                                                                                                during the winter season. Water, sewer, storm, gas, power, and com-
                                                                                                                    Some of the easiest things are the most effective:
             pm,                                                                                                                                                                               munications infrastructure is being installed along with concrete curbs.    206-768-2822                         Santa Claus is coming to Tukwila! Come have breakfast with family,
                                                                                                                       Do not leave your portable devices such as GPS, laptop computer,        As we head into winter, more work will continue at South 200th Street,                                           friends and SANTA! A pancake breakfast will be served up, as well as
                                                                                                                       purse or any other items in the vehicle. Leaving the cords visible or   and a new sanitary sewer pump station will be constructed.                                                       some jolly holiday entertainment from our local elementary schools.
                                                                                                                       in the power port just tells a potential thief that there’s something                                                                                                                    Children can enjoy a visit with Santa and have a professional photo
                   Community Spirit                                                                                    worth stealing in the car.                                              Tukwila Urban Center Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                taken (for an additional fee).
         ONE-DAY HOLIDAY GIFT AND FOOD DRIVE                                                                                                                                                   (Klickitat & Southcenter Parkway)
                                                                                                                       If you’ve made several purchases and plan to place them in your car
                   Saturday, December 3 – 7:00AM to 4:00PM                                                             and go back to do more shopping, lock your packages in your trunk       With the reopening of Southcenter Parkway, the contractor continues to
                                                                                                                       and then move your car to another parking location, perhaps on the      wrap up some of the final construction elements. Temporary lane clo-                                                                       Each holiday season Tukwila Parks and Recre-
                                      in the north parking lot at                                                                                                                              sures within the project limits will continue as construction is complet-                                                                 ation organizes a holiday giving program with
                                                                                                                       other side of the mall. You don’t know if someone is watching you;
                          WESTFIELD SOUTHCENTER MALL                                                                   thieves often wait for people to stash bags and leave the car.          ed. Ongoing work includes the new traffic signal just south of Strander                                                                    names of local children and families in need.
        The Tukwila Police Department proudly hosts this opportunity to make the holi-                                                                                                         Boulevard, installation of a large sign structure across southbound                                                                       This program relies on generous citizens who
                                                                                                                       If you buy a large item – such as a TV – which can’t be hidden away     Southcenter Parkway near the new tunnel, and continued sidewalks
        days special for our neighbors in need. Come by our booth to drop off your food,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 are interested in donating new gift items to
                                                                                                                       in the trunk, take a break from shopping and transport it directly      and landscaping. Permanent roadway striping is weather dependent,
        gift or monetary donations. The new Police Incident Command Vehicle will be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      make a difference in the life of a local family.
                                                                                                                       home. Don’t risk having it stolen while you continue to shop or dine.   and traffic signal timing could continue into next year in order to syn-
        there, and Police Explorers will be fingerprinting safe kids.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     If you or your business would like to share
                                                                                                                       Park in well-lit areas.                                                 chronize the traffic signals. We reopened the road earlier than expected                                                                   in the spirit of giving, please contact Shannon
        Gift donations will support the                                                                                                                                                        and the project is expected to be under budget!                                                                                           Fisher at 206-768-2822, or send an email to
                                                                                                                       Lock the doors and take the keys.
        HOLIDAY GIVING PROGRAM                                                                                                                                                                 Interurban Avenue South Gravity Sewer                                                                                           
        at the Tukwila Community Center                                                                                Have your keys in your hand as you are walking to your car.
                                                      Food donations support the                                                                                                               and 2011 Overlay and Repair Program

                                                          TUKWILA PANTRY                                               Keep a secure hold on your purse and parcels while shopping.
                                                                                                                                                                                               All of the work on Interurban Avenue South is related to our sewer                                               Metropolitan Park District approved; what’s next?
                                                            community food bank
                                          Please drop by... a quick stop
                                              by one can result in a
                                                                                                                       Do not put items down or on your car to open the door.
                                                                                                                       Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
                                                                                                                                                                                               project and/or the 2011 Overlay and Repair project. The sewer im-
                                                                                                                                                                                               provements from South 144th Street to South 149th Street will connect
                                                                                                                                                                                               current customers to a new gravity fed sewer. After connection to the
                                           happier holiday for many!                                                   If there are suspicious people in the area, call 911.                                                                                                The Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District (MPD)     provide administrative services, information and
                                                                                                                                                                                               new sewer, we will then abandon a sewer lift station at a significant cost
                                            (Plan on coming early to                                                                                                                                                                                                        was approved by voters on August 16, 2011. The        technology services, human resource support,
                                                                                                                       Tell a security guard or store employee if you see an unattended bag    savings to the City. The Overlay and Repair Project included a section
                                            avoid much of the traffic)                                                                                                                                                                                                       purpose of the District is to ensure funding for      and pool-related functions (staff, management,
                                                                                                                       or package. The same applies when taking mass transit: report any       of Interurban Avenue South from 56th Avenue South to South 143rd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Tukwila pool, located between Tukwila junior      janitorial services, pool grounds/landscaping, etc.)
                                                                                                                       unattended packages to security or staff.                               Street (as well as sections of East Marginal Way South and Andover Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and senior high schools on South 144th Street.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       West). These projects should be completed during November,                                                                 The taxing revenue that came with the passage
                                                                                                                       Each time you make a purchase, make sure you have your check-                                                                                        Without a new source of funding for the pool, it
                                                                                                                                                                                                       with property restoration by year end.                                                                                     of the MPD will not result in significant property
                                                                      The Benefits of Partnerships                      book, credit cards, cell phone and wallet before you leave.                                                                                          was slated for closure. Since the MPD has passed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tax receipts until May 2013; because of this, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Tukwila City Council, acting in the capacity as
On October 13, the City was very happy to host the         counterparts in other Cities to address needs and is-    If you go shopping with children over the next several weeks, keep the                                                                                                                                        MPD Board authorized signing a loan agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the MPD Board’s elected officials, passed several
Southcenter Parkway Re-Opening Kick-off ribbon             sues that do not stop at City borders.                   following advice in mind for everyone’s safety:                                                                                                                                                               with the City to fund the pool and allow for its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            resolutions formally creating the MPD and mak-
cutting. Within a few hours the roadway was re-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   continued operation. Other administrative func-
                                                           The City receives significant benefits – financially and       Ensure that any child with you knows your cell phone number. Pro-                                                                                    ing various administrative decisions.
opened, to the delight of businesses, residents and                                                                    vide a card with your contact information to any child who doesn’t.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Special December                            FOR TEENS                                                                         tions taken up by the MPD Board included the
                                                           in other ways – as a result of our active participa-                                                                                                                                                             By statute the MPD Board elected a President and      establishment of liability, property and equipment
shoppers. This project – completed ahead of sched-                                                                                                                                                  Library Programs                       Sock Creatures
                                                           tion with the Association of Washington Cities, the         Before you even leave home, review McGruff’s advice on shopping                                                                                      Clerk of the Board. As this year’s Council Presi-     insurance and the identification of legal counsel.
ule and well below budget – would not have been                                                                                                                                                       Foster Library                 Wednesday, December 7 – 3:00pm
                                                           Cascade Water Alliance, the Southwest King County           safety with your children:                                                                                                                           dent, I was selected to be President of the MPD,
possible without the nearly $8 million in Federal                                                                                                                                              4060 S 144th Street, Tukwila                                                                                                       There are several items the Tukwila Pool Metro-
                                                           Chamber of Commerce, King County Emergency                                                                                                                                What can you do with all those         whereas next year’s incoming City Council Presi-
funds, which helped to leverage the remainder of                                                                          Be careful of strangers. If someone you don’t know offers any-              206-242-1640                                                                                                                politan Park District needs to begin working on,
                                                           Management, Valley Cities, Suburban Cities, Seattle                                                                                                                       lonely socks that have lost their      dent – Verna Seal – is the Clerk of the Board. The
the funding needed for the project. Projects like this                                                                    thing to you or asks you to go somewhere with him or her,                                                                                                                                               including documents unique to the MPD, such
                                                           Southside and more. These partnerships help re-                                                                                     FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES             mates? Use them to make mon-           roles of the City Council President and President
can only be completed through the partnership of                                                                          run away and tell your parents or a trusted adult immediately.                                                                                                                                          as a budget, resource plan, roles/responsibilities,
                                                           duce or eliminate redundancies, improve commu-                                                                                                                            sters and other stuffed toys! We’ll    of the MPD share similar duties, and having next
Federal, State and local entities, and we have been                                                                                                                                                A Season for Singing                                                                                                           pool rehabilitation plans, and the formation of a
                                                           nication and understanding with our neighbors, and          Identify who they can turn to for help should they find themselves                                             cut them up and re-sew them            year’s Council president-elect as the Clerk adds
very fortunate to have excellent support from all of                                                                                                                                           Tuesday, December 13 – 7:00pm                                                                                                      citizen committee to provide advisory guidance
                                                           ultimately save time and money for all involved.            alone; review the “dangers of strangers” so they know who not to                                              into all manner of strange crea-       continuity to MPD’s administrative oversight.
our many partners.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to the MPD.
                                                                                                                       talk to or follow.                                                        Presented by Nancy Stewart          tures. Bring socks if you’ve got
                                                           It is apparent that the challenges facing our current                                                                                                                                                            The MPD Board will need to appoint an MPD
Much of our success depends on the relationships                                                                                                                                                 Ages 2 and older with adult         them (the funkier the better).                                                               By policy, the MPD Board meets on the second
                                                           economy are not going to disappear anytime soon.            Make a plan with children for reconnecting in the event you get                                                                                      Executive Director. The Executive Director reports
and collaborative efforts across a broad range of                                                                                                                                                                                    Other supplies will be provided.                                                             Monday of each month at 6:00pm in Tukwila City
                                                           We need to continue to build and strengthen our cur-        separated. Establish a central meeting place.                           Join this favorite Northwest chil-                                           to the MPD Board, and executes and administers
groups and individuals. The saying ”There is power                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hall. (If that Monday is a holiday, the Board will
                                                           rent partnerships, and seek out opportunities to forge   Shopping means money, requiring you to be on the lookout for fraud         dren’s performer for a joyful sing-         Movie Wednesdays                 policy established by the Board. This position rep-
in numbers” has never been more true. The abil-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   meet the next day.) I hope to see you at a meet-
                                                           new relationships in the months and years ahead.         and identity theft. And – as always – keep your personal safety in mind.   along celebration of the many          Wed, December 21 & 28, 2:00pm         resents the voice of the MPD Board to the City of
ity to leverage the resources of multiple jurisdictions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing. I’ve said it publicly and I will say it here: I am
                                                           Wishing everyone health and happiness as we move         Following Tukwila’s crime prevention advice can help reduce the stress     wonderful winter holidays!                   Ages 8 and older                Tukwila. The MPD Board will also need to appoint
has helped Tukwila in many ways. We now have a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    very proud of our City for saving Tukwila pool, so
new jail facility (SCORE) for misdemeanant offend-         into the holiday season!                                 of shopping during this particularly busy season.                                                                Come enjoy a free movie. Please        an MPD Treasurer. For other pool district-related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  future generations of residents will have access to
ers, saving the City a significant amount of money                                                                                                                                                                                    call 206-242-1640 for movie titles     support functions, the Board agreed to interlocal
                                                                                                                    For more information about keeping your home and family safe, or                                                                                                                                              such a facility.
and helping us build capacity for the future. Our                                                                                                                                                                                    and information.                       agreements with the City of Tukwila for the City to
                                                                                                                    to learn about the Tukwila Police Department’s crime prevention pro-
Police, Fire, Human Services and other City depart-                                                                 grams, please contact Community Policing Coordinator Chris Partman
ments work diligently, on a daily basis, with their                           Jim Haggerton, Mayor                  at 206 431-2197, or email                          Meeting agendas, City programs, recreation activities, publications and more… the most current information is always available at!
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        tukwilasports                                                                                      FALL SPORTS 2011

                                           A season of action for the Bulldogs
                                           BY ADAM MCFADDEN
                                           A M C FA D D E N @

                                             Fall sports have finally
                                           come to a close for Foster.
                                           From the swimmers start-
                                           ing a program, to junior
                                           Yohana Salzano making
                                           the state meet, it was a great
                                             Football, soccer and vol-
                                           leyball teams played post-
                                           season games. Athletes in
                                           swim and cross country also
                                           made postseason meets.
                                             Read on for a sport-by-
                                           sport breakdown of how
                                           the 2011 fall season went
                                           for each team.

                                              The Bulldogs finished the
                                           season with the Seamount’s           Foster’s Sahara Hill spikes it past Lindbergh’s Tianna Banfro, left, and Danielle Danao during a fall match. Below, Marquis
                                                                                Jackson throws to Gabe Gutierrez for a touchdown during the Bulldogs homecoming game against Evergreen at Foster’s Neudorf
                                           top overall 2A seed and ad-
                                                                                Memorial Field. CHARLES CORTES, Tukwila Reporter.
                                           vanced to the district tour-
                                           nament.                              best of the season.
                                              There Foster (9-8 overall,           At the Westside Classic
                                           9-5 Seamount) fell to Se-            district meet Oct. 29, Sal-
                                           quim in the first round. In          zano placed eighth. Michel
                                           the second round, Olympic            Banos finished in 40th in
                                           beat Foster 3-0 (25-17, 25-          the girls race. On the boys
                                           9, 25-21) to end the Bull-           side, freshman Yohanes
                                           dogs’ season.                        Beyene came in 70th, while
                                              Foster finished league            junior Aven Zemo took
   SPORTS ON TAP                           play 7-2 after a 2-3 start. In
BOYS BASKETBALL: Klahowya                                                       73rd.
                                           the Bulldogs’ regular sea-              Salzano and Beyene also
      at Foster, 7 p.m. Nov. 30;           son finale, a 3-1 win against
    Ingraham at Foster, 7 p.m.                                                  led the way at the sub-dis-
                                           Renton, Sahara Hill had 16           trict meet Oct. 22. Salzano
                         Dec. 2.           kills and 16 digs. Lesieli Ta-       took fourth, while Beyene
                                           pealava had 10 kills and 31          placed 33rd. Salzano earned
                                           assists. Veronica Sun had            first team all-Seamount
 Foster, 7 p.m., Dec. 7; Highline
     at Foster, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 9.          four aces. Aba Monkah had            honors for her strong sea-
                                           11 kills and Enuica Serafica         son.
     WRESTLING: Jamboree at                had 12.
                                                                                                                                 Against Fife, Foster         two rushing touchdowns,             a team like Kennedy or Ha-
        Foster, 6 p.m. Nov. 29.
                                                                                                                              trailed 7-6 after the first     from 65 and six yards out.          zen, before the girls even
                                           Cross country                        Football                                      quarter, but exploded for                                           took the field they knew
                                                                                   Foster finished the sea-                   22 points in the second.                                            they were losing,” Tura
                                             Junior Yohana Salzano
                                           led the way for the Foster
                                                                                son with a 52-45 win over                        Gabe Gutierrez threw         Soccer                              said. “We have this culture
                                                                                Fife in a South Puget Sound                   two touchdowns, both to                                             of losing. We’ve worked
                                           cross-country team this                                                                                               The biggest challenge for
                                                                                League/Seamount cross-                        Anthony Manago (from 30                                             on changing it and we’ve
                                           season. Salzano made it all                                                                                        first-year Foster girls soc-
                                                                                over playoff game Nov. 4.                     and 34 yards out), as well as                                       grown, but we’re not quite
                                           the way to the 2A state meet                                                                                       cer coach Nasir Tura was
                                                                                   The Bulldogs (4-6 over-                    scored on a one-yard rush.                                          there yet.”
                                           Nov. 5, where she placed                                                                                           changing the team’s atti-
  Contact and submissions: Dennis Box                                           all, 2-4 Seamount) finish                     Devin Brown scored on a           ninth. Salzano ran a time of                                                                                       tude.
                                                                                the season in fifth place in                  pair of five-yard runs. Ki-
          or 253-872-6600, ext. 5050       18 minutes, 53 seconds, her                                                                                           “When we were playing
                                                                                the Seamount.                                 ernon Williams also scored                                                    [ more SEASON page 11 ]

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   Tura tried to get the team
to build confidence and not
go into the games already
   “The will to win, the de-
sire to win is important,” he
   The Bulldogs finished
fourth in the Seamount,
second among 2A teams,
at 5-7 overall (5-6 in league
play). That earned the team
a berth into the sub-district
playoffs, where it ran into
a tough Olympic team and
lost 11-0 to end its season
Nov. 2.
   Tura, a 2006 Foster grad-
uate, had to go out and talk
to prospective players’ par-
ents before the season to
try and get more girls on
the field.
   “Some parents said girls
can’t play because of a cul-
tural clash,” he said. “They
cannot be outside. So we
had to work with them,
talk to the parents, talk to
teachers and find out a way
to get them on the field. It      Foster’s Ciin Nuam, front, and Jenny Lian, compete in the 50-yard freestyle Oct. 6 against Hazen, and Kennedy at the Hazen High School pool. It was the first
was very challenging, but         season for the swim and dive team. CHARLES CORTES, Tukwila Reporter
successful too.”
   Once Tura had them on          together and not just talk      offense with eight goals and     Coach of the Year award,        and dive league meet. The       finished in 40th in the
the field, his work wasn’t        about soccer, but each oth-     six assists. Senior midfielder   while Lizbeth Hernandez         Bulldogs scored 22 points,      event. Watts placed 11th in
done. Through gatherings          er’s cultures.”                 Lizbeth Hernandez scored         made the all-league first       just 10 behind sixth-place      the 100 back.
and team bonding activi-             Foster did get better as     four goals and two assists.      team.                           Evergreen.                         The Bulldogs 400-free re-
ties he strove to get the girls   the season went on. The         Junior Rigan Rai came up            Rai Parsons and Mar-           Junior Makayla Ander-         lay team of Timm, Griffin,
to know each other beyond         team totaled two goals in       with three goals, while ju-      ily Hernandez all made the      son finished 27th in the        Anderson and Watts placed
soccer.                           four games before October.      nior Marily Hernandez and        second team.                    50-yard freestyle, while se-    fifth.
   “Foster is a very diverse      Once the calendar flipped,      senior Bianca Benavides                                          nior Jessica Watts was just
school, but we are not            Foster scored 15 goals in       also added goals.                                                behind in 29th. Sophomore
learning from one anoth-          six more regular season            The Bulldogs were also
                                                                                                   Swim and dive                   Jacque Griffin took 53rd in                2011
er,” he said. “We just go to
the same school and that’s
                                     Sophomore forward Si-
                                                                  well represented on the
                                                                  Seamount all-league teams.
                                                                                                     In the program’s first
                                                                                                   season, Foster finished sev-
                                                                                                                                   the event.
                                                                                                                                     Anderson took 28th in
it. They need to learn, get       erra Parsons led the way on        Tura won the Seamount         enth at the Seamount swim       the 100 free. Regan Timm

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The magic of the best bread pudding
                               quite as heavy.                    Members serve for 10 1/2
BY TRACEY COMPTON                Porter makes the reci-           months.

TCOMPTON@                      pe because it makes her               KCHA is a partner of
TUKWILAREPORTER.COM            house smell good.                  the Washington Service
                                 She also makes it be-            Corps, the umbrella or-
  Before it’s even visible,    cause “my AmeriCorps               ganization under which
the scent of cinnamon          members are always hun-            AmeriCorps serves in the
and butter wafts through       gry, so bread pudding              state.
a King County Housing          is one of the things I’ll             Porter has members at
Authority       conference     make for a team meeting            food banks, as interpre-
room in Tukwila. Evok-         or something.”                     tive specialists, at schools,
ing the feeling of autumn        Porter has 14 Ameri-             at an infant clothing recy-
and warm yummy good-           Corps members who go               cling agency, at communi-
ness, this is the aroma of     out and work in housing            ty centers and apartment
Pat Porter’s bread pud-        authority sites all over           complexes.
ding.                          the county. In Tukwila,               She just received word
  Porter, director of          members are working                that AmeriCorps will be
KCHA’s        AmeriCorps       in classrooms and after            continuing with the hous-
program, has graciously        school programs through            ing authority for another
shared her family recipe,      Communities In Schools,            three years and they will
which she calls a Mid-         another community or-              divide the program into
west comfort food.             ganization.                        childhood nutrition and
  Born in Iowa, but half-        Porter has been work-            environmental steward-
Irish and half-Italian,        ing with KCHA for 15               ship. They will provide
Porter said the Irish side     years on the AmeriCorps            the link between those
of her goes for the bread      program.                           two programs mostly
pudding.                         It is a program designed         with community gardens,
  “It’s not for the faint      to allow people from all           which Porter said they
of heart as far as calories    across the country to vol-         will involve kids.
are concerned,” she said       unteer for community                  “The primary function
laughing.                      service work in exchange           of AmeriCorps is to en-
  The bread pudding            for a small monthly sti-           hance programs,” Porter
is decadent, yet buoyed        pend and eligibility for an        said.
by the addition of fruit,      education award to pay off            This has become even
some      dried,     which     student loans or for col-          more crucial with the           King County Housing Authority Director Pat Porter’s aromatic bread pudding is per-
doesn’t make it seem           lege tuition and expenses.         economy the way that it         fect for the holiday season. TRACEY COMPTON, Tukwila Reporter
                                                                  is, she said, with so many
                                                                  cut backs in services.          that just simply would not   are teachers, nine doctors,    Reach Tracey Compton at
   The Weatherly Inn                                                 “So AmeriCorps mem-
                                                                  bers are able to provide
                                                                                                  be there.”
                                                                                                    In the time that she has
                                                                                                                               one a federal prosecutor,
                                                                                                                               14 architects, four volun-
                                                                                                                                                              com or 425-255-3484 ext.
          at Lake Meridian                                        that little extra,” Porter      been working with Ame-       teer coordinators, three       5052.

       Premier Dementia & Alzheimer’s Community                   said. “And I don’t like the
                                                                  word ‘extra’ because we’re
                                                                  providing basic services
                                                                                                  riCorps, Porter said that
                                                                                                  of the graduates of her
                                                                                                  program, more than 40
                                                                                                                               that are currently in medi-
                                                                                                                               cal school and the list goes
                                                                                                                                                              To comment on this story
                                                                                                                                                              go to www.tukwilareporter.

                                                                   ›› theRECIPE                                                 large bowl.

                                                                                                                                  Mix in cranberries, apricots and nuts.
                                                                   Pat Porter’s Bread Pudding
                                                                                                                                  In a separate bowl, mix milk, eggs, egg whites,
                                                                                                                                melted butter, sugar and cinnamon until well blend-
 The Weatherly Inn at Lake Meridian is a unique residence             This is a great way to use up leftover bread, rolls,      ed and the mixture is slightly frothy.
 specially designed to help those with Alzheimer’s Disease         etc., from Thanksgiving dinner. I use fat free half and
      or similar dementias to live a dignified lifestyle           half and one percent milk because it cuts some of the          Add the milk and egg mixture to the bread and
             within a supportive environment.                      fat from the recipe but it’s OK to use the regular if        mix well…you may have to use your hands to make

            The assistance you need
                                                                   you prefer. The bread pudding takes close to an hour         sure that it is well absorbed and the fruit and nuts
                                                                   to bake and you can make it the night before and             are mixed in.
                                                                   bake it in the morning; but because it has dairy in it,

          The independence you want
                                                                   you should refrigerate it if you’re not going to bake          Pour into a large buttered cooking pan, dot the top
                                                                   it right away.                                               with pieces of the half stick of butter that was not
                                                                      8 cups of dried bread – sourdough, Italian or some        melted and sprinkle some more raw sugar on top of

             The dignity you deserve
                                                                   kind of rustic bread works best (Never use plain             the pudding.
                                                                   white bread, it’s too soft).

                                                                      1-1/2 cups of fat-free half and half (12 ounces)             Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. If your pan
                                                                                                                                is deep, it may take a bit longer; if it’s shallow a bit
                                                                      1 stick of butter (cut in half and melt one portion)      less time will be necessary. A knife inserted in the
                                                                                                                                middle should come out clean when it is done.
                                                                      1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
                                                                                                                                  The bread pudding will be very dense and can be
        15101 SE 272    nd                                            1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts                           served either warm or cold. It should feed between 8

                                                                      Slice or tear bread into small pieces and place in a      and 12 people.
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                                                                                                                                                 Ho, ho, ho breakfast

Safety tips to reduce the

                                                                                                                                                 Santa is coming to the Tukwila Community
                                                                                                                                                 Center Dec. 3 for a pancake breakfast.
                                                                                                                                                 Elementary-aged students will entertain

chances of home fires                                                                                                                            and for an additional fee, children can have
                                                                                                                                                 their photo taken with Santa. The breakfast
                                                                                                                                                 is 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the community
                                                                                                                                                 center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila. Cost is
  Now that fall is officially   inspected regularly. Flues/    Charcoal emits high levels    of time.                                            $5 at the door. Seating is limited.
here it is time to start con-   chimneys can become            of carbon monoxide. Also,        For information on in-
sidering the health and         clogged with creosote and      use dry, well-seasoned        door/outdoor        burning                         Winter break
safety of your family when      need to be cleaned peri-       wood when burning. Wet        as well as any burn bans                            No surprise, kids go on winter break. And,
using furnaces or other         odically.                      or green wood will not        which might be in ef-                               no surprise, the Tukwila Community Center
types of indoor heating.                                       burn easily and will pro-     fect, contact Puget Sound                           is once again offering Winter Break Camp,
  The Kent Fire Depart-                                        duce more smoke.              Clean Air Agency: 1-800-                            with games, crafts and all sorts of fun. There
ment offers the following       at least 3 feet away from                                    552-3565 or www.psclea-                             are three sets of dates for the camps in
basic safety tips to help re-   baseboard heaters, radi-       liquids to start a fire in                                           December, but the times are all the same,
duce the chance of a fire in    ant heater, and any kind       your fireplace.                  Also, if any of your                             6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. For information contact the
your home being caused          of free-standing wood                                        household appliances (in-                           Tukwila Community Center, 206-768-2822.
by a furnace, fireplace,        or pellet stove. This in-                                    cluding your hot water                              Information is also available in the city’s fall
woodstove,        baseboard     cludes bedding materi-         ing smoke alarms in your      tank and clothes dryer)                             recreation guide.
heater, or other home           als, curtains, and cloth-      home. Change the bat-         is fueled by natural gas or
heating device.                 ing that may have moved        teries and vacuum them        propane, consider install-
                                                                                                                             City Council coffee chat
                                closer during the summer       annually. Smoke alarms        ing a carbon monoxide           A member of the Tukwila City Council is available 10
                                months.                        have a life-expectancy of     alarm. Carbon monoxide          a.m.-noon Dec. 10 to talk about whatever is on your
professionally inspected                                       approximately 10 years. If    (CO) is a colorless, odor-      mind about Tukwila. The chat is at Friendz Cafe, 12930
annually to ensure that it                                     yours are older than that,    less gas which is a by-         East Marginal Way S.
is working properly. De-        or glass doors in front of     or you are not sure – re-     product of burning. When
                                                                                                                             Holiday closures
bris, birds, or rodents can     your fireplace to reduce       place them.                   it gets into the air in your
block furnace exhausts          the chances of any stray                                     home due to a malfunc-          The City of Tukwila offices will be closed Thanksgiving
and ducting can become          sparks or logs from escap-                                   tioning appliance, it can       Day, the day after Thanksgiving and Dec. 26, the day
clogged over time.              ing.                           er handy. A 2A-10BC ex-       cause headaches, nausea,        after Christmas to observe the holiday.
                                                               tinguisher is perfect for a   dizziness, and in extreme       Chamber celebration
                                                               typical home. Read the in-    cases,     unconsciousness
                                                                                                                             The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce
and woodstoves are also         a fireplace or wood stove.     structions on its use ahead   and death.
                                                                                                                             holiday celebration starts at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9. For
                                                                                                                             information call 206-575-1633 or visit

New train station coming
   A new train station is coming to Tukwila.                 Amtrak Cascades and ST Sounder services with dedicated                 FOSTER-TUKWILA
                                                                                                                                  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
                                                                                                                                                                             SKY CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
   U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced long-term parking, improved pedestrian and bus connec-                                                                 879 Rainier Ave N. A-100 (PS Business Park)
                                                                                                                                          14401 56th Ave S
Nov. 3 that he had awarded $7.9 million for the Washing- tions and passenger amenities including platforms and                                  Join us for                              Renton, WA 98057
ton Department of Transportation to construct a new sta- shelters.                                                                   THANKSGIVING COMMUNION                       Sunday Worship Service: 10:00am
                                                                                                                                       Wednesday, Nov 23, 7:30 pm
tion in Tukwila, replacing the current, temporary wooden        No timeline was announced for construction of the              Fall Sunday Schedule:
                                                                                                                                                                             9:00am - Adult & Youth Empowerment studies

                                                                                                                               CE 9 am; Worship 10:30 am                     425-221-1504
structure and creating enhanced intermodal and parking project.                                                                206-243-4455 •                      Rev. Dr. Linda M. Smith, Pastor 537748
facilities, according to an U.S. Department of Trans-               Amtrak’s Cascades Service, which operates be-                                                                                                 516040

portation media release.                                            tween Eugene, Ore. to Vancouver, British Co-
   The station, which serves Amtrak and Sounder,         TUKWILA      lumbia, is one of the railroad’s fastest growing
is at 7301 Longacres Way.                                             routes.
   LaHood has encouraged Congress to pass the            NEWS            Thirty-two states across the U.S. and the Dis-
transportation piece of the American Jobs Act,                       trict of Columbia are currently laying the founda-
which would fund badly needed projects in Wash-                   tion for high-speed rail corridors to link Americans
ington State and around the country, putting thousands of with faster and more energy-efficient travel options, ac-
Americans back to work.                                      cording to the U.S. DOT.
   “Station improvements like these will help to strengthen     The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and
the rail system and economy in the Northwest,” LaHood annual appropriations have provided $10.1 billion to
said. “These projects will create good jobs, and continue to put America on track towards providing new and ex-
support the growth of passenger rail in the region.”         panded rail access to communities and improving the
   The improvements will provide enhanced access to the reliability, speed and frequency of existing service.                      If you are caring for a loved one,
                                                                                                                                         you deserve a break.
[ DISPUTE from page 4]                     ang Nguyen and others struck back          In response, Quy Nguyen, Le and              Schedule time away for yourself,
                                           at Quy Nguyen by targeting his mari-    Thomas retaliated with acts of vio-
games and placing illegal slot ma-
                                           juana and gambling businesses in an     lence, including the murder of Hoang
                                                                                                                                       we will provide them with
chines at Vietnamese restaurants in
the Rainier Valley area of South Se-       effort to cause him economic harm,      Nguyen.                                                  RESPITE CARE.
attle, according to court documents.       according to charging papers. Hoang        Quy Nguyen and Le were arrested
   Hoang Nguyen worked for Quy             Nguyen and others removed gam-          in March 2009. Thomas was arrested              Contact us for more information.
Nguyen for several years before Ho-        bling machines at a Seattle cafe that   in October 2009.
ang Nguyen and a few other former          generated up to $10,000 to $15,000         According to charging papers, Quy         16625 First Ave. South
associates of Quy Nguyen left to form      per month.                              Nguyen and Le also had arranged              Normandy Park, WA 98148
a dissenting group. Hoang Nguyen              Hoang Nguyen also located mari-      for Thomas to attempt to kill Hoang          206-241-0821
was upset over a July 2006 shooting        juana grow houses operated by Quy       Nguyen in December 2006 at a Se-   

by Quy Nguyen’s younger brother            Nguyen and then tipped off law en-      attle nightclub, but the gun jammed
that injured another gang member.          forcement officials where to find the   when Thomas tried to pull the trigger
   In retaliation for that shooting, Ho-   homes.                                  and Thomas then fled the scene.
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‘Tis the season to give                                                                           ›› WHERE                  Tukwila City Hall
                                                                                                                            6200 Southcenter Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                                   Tukwila Fire Station #54
                                                                                                                                                                   4237 S. 144th St.
                                                                                                                            Tukwila, WA 98188                      Tukwila, WA 98168
                                                                                                   TO GIVE
to those in need in city                                                                            TOYS                    Tukwila Fire Headquarters
                                                                                                                            Station #51
                                                                                                                                                                   Tukwila Pool
                                                                                                                                                                   4414 S. 144th St.
BY DEAN A. RADFORD                                                                                                          444 Andover Park East                  Tukwila, WA 98168
DRADFORD@TUKWILAREPORTER.COM                                                                                                Tukwila, WA 98188
   Tukwila is rallying around                                                                    Here’s where to drop off                                          Tukwila Historical Society
those in need this holiday sea-                                                                  new unwrapped toys for     Tukwila Fire Station #52               14475 – 59th Avenue S
son.                                                                                             Tukwila’s Holiday Giving   5900 S. 147th St.                      Tukwila, WA 98188
   Service clubs are collecting                                                                  Program by Monday, Dec.    Tukwila, WA 98188
food for Tukwila Pantry, Tukwila                                                                 5.
Police is collecting food and toys
                                                                                                                                                                   Seattle Southside Visitor
at Westfield Southcenter and the
                                                                                                 Tukwila Community Center   Tukwila Fire Station #53               Information Center
City of Tukwila is spearheading                                                                  12424 42nd Ave S           4202 S. 115th St.                      3100 S. 176th St.
Tukwila’s Holiday Giving Pro-                                                                    Tukwila, WA 98168          Tukwila, WA 98168                      Seattle, WA 98188
gram to gather toys and cloth-
   Even with these efforts, the
need is never fully met and it
continues to grow, say those
                                                                                                  Recycle Your Electronics
closest to the efforts.                                                                           Free for Residents and Small Businesses

   Tukwila Pantry would ben-                                                                                                 EWC Group
efit from the food collections.                                                                                 206.767.9950 |
It regularly serves about 2,500
households a month or about
8,400 people in Tukwila, Seatac,                                                                                                                                             253.872.0449
Burien and Boulevard Park.                                                                                                                                                      8605 South 212th St
   As director Joe Tice explained,                                                                                                                                                  Kent, WA 98031
the food bank supplements the                                                                                                                                     
nutritional needs of about a
quarter of Tukwila’s residents.                                                                                             Your Neighborhood Tile & Stone Store!

   “That’s a phenomenal need,”
he said.
   The needs continue to grow as
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new residents, including many Toys, clothes and gift cards are needed by Tukwila’s                                           INCLUDES GRANITE AND MANY QUARTZ BRANDS.
immigrants, move to Tukwila Holiday Giving Program.
and nearby cities, at a time when                                                                                            $500 Maximum Discount. Not Valid With Other Offers. Expires 12/31/11.
government support is eroding.
                                                     Tukwila’s Holiday Giving Program is
   “They are at the highest level

                                                   organized by the Tukwila Parks
of need, with the lowest level of
                                                   and Recreation Department, with
income,” he said.
                                                   the names of local children and
   About 90 percent of the food
                                                   families in need who are referred
distributed to families is donated,
                                                   by a school counselor. Donations
Tice said, with donated cash pay-
                                                   of food, clothing and toys come
ing for much of the rest. The food
                                                   from the local community and
bank lost a $10,000 federal grant
                                                   businesses. To participate as a donor
to buy food, which is a “pretty big
                                                   or as a volunteer, contact Shannon
hit for a community like ours,” he
                                                   Fisher at 206-768-2822 or by e-mail
   Throughout the year, smaller
                                                   interested in receiving help should
                                                                                                         CLEAN IS:
food drives and donations help
keep the shelves stocked, al-
though right now there is a short-
                                                   contact a school counselor.
                                                                               food collection
age of such staples as canned                      at Safeway, 4011 S. 164th St., Seatac,                on-board GPS tracking technology
vegetables and canned soup. But
such drives cannot sustain the                     station.                                              and professional, friendly crews
food bank, Tice said.
   The need increases during the                   Southcenter collecting food and toys,
holiday season, Tice said.                         sponsored by the Tukwila Police
   Tukwila’s Holiday Giving Pro-                   Department
gram will help ensure that fami-
lies will have new toys and gifts
to put under the Christmas tree.
The recipients are recommended
by the city’s Human Services Department, Tukwila School District employees and the
staff from the Community Schools Collaboration.
   Last year more than 200 children were helped and it’s expected the need will be greater
this year.
   “These are the most needy families in Tukwila,” said Tracy Gallaway, the volunteer and
events superintendent for the city. “They don’t have a lot of places to turn.”
   Besides toys, needed are blankets, gloves, mittens and warm hats in all sizes. Organizers
also will buy gift cards with donated cash. Or donors can guy a gift card where teens like                                                     (206) 859-6700
to shop, Gallaway said.
   During the distribution, parents can pick the gifts they want to give their children – and                                        

even get help with the wrapping.
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                                                                                                          Make it an                                                                     day.

        17555 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila, WA 98188
                            (206) 575-0990

                                    UP TO $5 OFF LUNCH
                                    OR $10 OFF DINNER
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                                    (One (1) coupon per table. Valid Monday through
                                    Friday. Can not be used on any Happy Hour, Party
                                             Platters, or limited time offers.)                                   Check out these two local restaurants.
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                                                                                            Pepperoni       Cheddar Cheese                          Alfredo                                            2-liter of Soda
                                                                                            Mushrooms       Italian Sausage                                                                            Salad
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