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Flying Free: Centerstage Theatre examines responsibility and independence in the comedy 'Butterflies Are Free'

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"Brynne Garman understands the sometimes tenuous balance between letting go and holding on.Off stage, the 39-year-old Federal Way resident struggles to achieve that balance in raising her 16-year-old son, Ben, who started high school this year.In Centerstage Theatre's production of Butterflies Are Free, Garman plays Mrs. Baker, the ultraprotective mother of a young, blind bachelor who has just moved into his first apartment... "

Brown's Point Life

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"To many people January and February are fairly dead months, but to a dedicated golfer those months hold the promise of some great new games just around the corner. Golf, although it is carefully regulated by unbreakable rules, nevertheless allows for personality traits to evidence themselves clearly... "

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  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

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Graduation elusive for some seniors

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"It's senior year for some 1,367 Federal Way students. In five months many students hope to walk across a stage to receive their passport to a new life. While many students are busy narrowing down which colleges to attend or contemplating work or military service, about 360 of them won't see a diploma this spring.Each of the area's three high schools - Decatur, Federal Way and Thomas Jefferson - recently released data on students not on track to graduate... "

McClung named development director

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"Kathy McClung, one of the city's first employees, remembers when city officials set a goal of creating a downtown that would make people linger.That was shortly after incorporating in February, 1990. Now, as the city's new Community Development Services director, McClung said she's prepared to set in motion policies to attract the mix of office, retail and residential uses officials crave... "

Teens busted for making threats

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"Two Federal Way boys were arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly making threats to shoot students and teachers at Sacajawea Junior High School. Police detained the teens near the school at about 3:10 p.m., just as other students were making their way home. The incident was reported by a 14-year-old Sacajawea student who heard the two boys talking about getting guns and then coming back to shoot 'em all, said Federal Way police spokesman Kurt Schwan... "

Fostering Family: One local woman brings joy to several children

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"One minute, Ariana would calmly let foster mom Donna Rogers fasten her into her carseat. The next, the pint-sized little girl would howl her outrage and thrash against the straps.It was as if she was struggling to control her environment, Rogers said.When the girl shrieked, Rogers murmured soothingly to her and gently stroked her hands, and the girl quieted. Rogers couldn't change the girl's history as a drug-addicted baby anymore than Ariana could. But Rogers could offer her the love and stability she likely wouldn't have experienced with her biological parents... "

Get the scoop on foster care

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"* Foster care is the temporary placement of children with families or individuals outside of their own homes into licensed homes due to neglect and/or abuse.* In Washington, approximately 7,000 children are in foster care, including about 370 in South King County... "

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  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

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School bus shortcutting irritates neighborhood

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

It's been five months and Ted Carlson said he's had enough of the school buses that use his neighborhood as a shortcut.The longtime Federal Way resident says he wants the buses to stop driving through an emergency gate that connects his street to the northeast section of the Federal Way school district's school bus depot...

Federal Way pedestrians must beat feet to stay safe on streets

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"Sometimes Karen Hedwig Backman feels like an endangered species.As a pedestrian in an automobile-focused society, she must deal with drivers' frustrations and impatience without the benefit of being behind the wheel of a several-thousand-pound vehicle herself.When she crosses Pacific Highway at South 312th Street to do her grocery shopping, Hedwig Backman gets an acknowledging smile from some drivers. Others ignore her or scowl at her as she walks around the crosswalk they've blocked... "

Young actor to appear with Seattle Opera in Billy Budd

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:17AM

"For Jordan Rosin, acting is a family endeavor and a way of life.The 10-year-old Federal Way resident said it's through his family's support that he's acting in the Seattle Opera's latest production of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd. Based on a Herman Melville novel, a young, likeable sailor is the hit of the British Navy. But a devious master-at-arms plots against the sailor ultimately ending in tragedy... "

Citizens seek high flying way to expand playground

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

"A group of former Parks and Recreation Commission members believe brilliantly colored banners will add verve to Celebration Park while providing the means to create a larger, more traditional playground there.Ex-commission members Dave Kaplan, Bob Kellogg Sr. and Barbara Reid, who have formed the group Friends of Federal Way, hope to convince businesses and community groups to chip in the $3,000 apiece needed to hang a banner in the park for three years... "

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  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

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The ruin of a Redondo landmark

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

"Dottie Shores could barely stand to look at the blackened remains of the Redondo Skating Arena the day after a fire leveled it.Like other people who regularly skated there, Shores wept at the destruction caused by the fire, which occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 20, 1951.The penny arcade machines, pool tables and bowling lanes on the first floor ignited... "

Inner Visions

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

"I have always had heroes. As it is with children, my earliest ones were my parents, who were the giants in my small universe. My older siblings were only slightly less powerful in my eyes and I looked up to them.School enlarged my world and my heroes came to include my teachers. Later, I found my heroes in the children's section of the small one-room library in my hometown. My imagination was stirred when I read the biographies of historical figures like Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Mead and Madame Curie... "

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  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

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Police continue search for boy's attacker

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

"Police continued to search today for the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy in the bathroom of the Federal Way 320th Library Thursday afternoon.It's the first sexual assault committed by a stranger against a child in the last year, said police spokesman Mark Harreus.The boy was with his father at the library, located at 848 S. 320th St. He went alone into the bathroom, where the suspect sexually assaulted him... "

Faison will bring open mind to City Council

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

"Growing up, Eric Faison was equal parts clown and scholar.Faison earned mostly As and a few Bs in junior high and high school. But his propensity for joking about teachers, classes and life in general gained him a reputation as a comedian. Some fellow students struggled to reconcile the brainy and goofy aspects of his personality. Faison remembers a student asking why he was there when he attended an Honor Society meeting in the sixth grade... "

"Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration brings message of peace, unity to hundreds"

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

"Through song, dance, speech and even a visit from a former United States president, the past came to life Monday as hundreds of residents celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day.The celebration held at Decatur High School projected the message of community unity and peace. The two-hour event featured several speakers including Federal Way Mayor Michael Park and Mike Mcintosh, pastor at Grace Church in Federal Way who was also the master of ceremonies... "

Federal Way school district considers upgrading computers

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

"Upgrading or replacing old computers nearing the end of their life cycles can be an uphill battle. But the Federal Way school district is attempting to replace or bring about 2,600 computers up to speed as soon as it can.We're running into a six to nine year range with these computers just by regular wear and tear, said Kenneth Cole, the district's manager of information technology services... "

Police still seeking information about shooting incident

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

"About 50 people witnessed a shooting that happened on Sept. 25 just north of Federal Way High School, but they aren't saying who was in the white Ford Mustang that deliberately rear-ended a Cadillac El Dorado involved in the incident. The suspect later shot at the El Dorado three to five times. The passenger in the El Dorado, a 16-year-old Thomas Jefferson High School student, wasn't shot but suffered a compound fracture to his ankle, probably when he got out of the car... "

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Midlife Moms: More women choosing to have children in late 30s early 40s

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:16AM

"When Suzi Williams, then 42, showed her husband and close friends the pink strip from an in-home pregnancy test, they all incorrectly guessed the mom-to-be.They said, 'Oh my God, didn't you talk to Angie?' she says, referring to her then 16-year-old daughter. I said, 'No, it's me.' They're looking at me like yeah sure, oh poor thing. Even my husband for the longest time didn't believe it... "

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