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City considers Fife as option to house convicts

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"The Federal Way City Council last month approved sending long-term prisoners to a third Eastern Washington jail, this one in Yakima County, but the ultimate solution to curbing jail costs might be closer to home.In the next few months, Federal Way and Fife expect to sign a contract that would commit half of the 24 beds in Fife's soon-to-be-reopened jail for Federal Way prisoners. That facility will take Federal Way's misdemeanor offenders for up to 30 days... "

Council candidates offer views

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"Candidates for Phil Watkins' Federal Way City Council seat say minimizing traffic congestion, increasing public safety and controlling growth likely will top the council's list of priorities this year.Eleven people applied for the seat Watkins resigned from in mid-December to spend more time with his family and working in Olympia as a lobbyist . Watkins, 51, had served as chairman of the council's Land Use and Transportation Committee since 1996... "

Joey Levick bill headed back to state Legislature

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

"As Rep. Mark Miloscia (D-Federal Way) began the legislative session Monday, he predicted he could convince a committee to hear the Joey Levick Bill but doubted the bill would gain enough support to become law.With an evenly split House of Representatives, Republicans and Democrats will likely deadlock on issues. Most challenging will be reaching an accord on any bill that's the slightest bit controversial, like the Joey Levick Bill, said Miloscia, who is sponsoring it... "

Changes to bus schedules planned

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:15AM

In the coming months commuting might get a little easier for mass transit commuters traveling in and out of Federal Way. The King County Department of Transportation wants area residents to voice their opinion as it considers changing its bus schedules and adding routes to serve a new park and ride lot in the Twin Lakes area. The Twin Lakes lot is scheduled to open next month at 21st Avenue Southwest and Southwest 344th Street...

Aiming for the corner pocket; local billiards players part of a growing industry

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"As she lines up her shot, Jessi Krauser looks for ways to put her opponent on the defensive.You have to play defense to win, she says. That means sizing things up as she approaches the green felt expanse and examining the way its billiard balls lay.Krauser, of Federal Way, is one of 1,000 people who belong to about 200 teams in King and Snohomish counties that play in the American Poolplayers Association league... "

The Compleat Home Gardener

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"New Year's resolutions are made to be broken in the garden, but perhaps learning from the failures of others will help beginning gardeners avoid the mistakes of their horticultural buds. As the garden sleeps in early January, make a few notes to carry you through the spring and summer. Compiling the most common garden goofs into a general list wasn't easy, but try to avoid these bloopers: 1. No pruning before blooming... "

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Sacajawea principal placed on paid administrative leave

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"Federal Way school officials placed Fannie Kelley, principal at Sacajawea Junior High School, on administrative leave Wednesday while she faces charges of failure to report child abuse.Kelley, who allegedly withheld information from police investigators about an illegal sexual relationship between a Sacajawea teacher's aide and student, faces a $5,000 fine and a year in jail if convicted... "

Dreams of flight took persistence to acheive for local man

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"Defford Taylor remembers showing a co-worker a photo of his beloved grandmother and watching the man's forehead wrinkle in confusion.The co-worker's eyes bounced between Taylor's chocolate brown face and the older woman's much lighter face - the color of coffee liberally filled with cream - before stopping on him. But she's white, the man said.  The comment annoyed Taylor but he understood the confusion. As a boy, he never doubted his relation to the loving, impish woman whose frequent giggle seemed to emerge deep from her gut and who taught him how to grow vegetables... "

Business owners unsure about city's plans for Business Improvement District

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"Stan Parente suspects it will take sales skills that rival those of millionaire Veg-O-Matic king Ron Popeil to convince small-business owners in Federal Way to form a Business Improvement District downtown. Parente, who owns Salon Parente at Gateway Center, said he believes the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce will have a hard time persuading enough downtown business owners to form a district. To gain the proposed BID, property owners representing at least 50 percent of the calculated value of any designated area would have to support the formation by voicing that support in front of the City Council during a public hearing... "

Schools consider widening scope of partnerships

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"By the end of this decade, officials at the Federal Way school district want all children to be able to read at their grade level. And Communities in Schools, an education-based non-profit group, wants to help them do just that and much more.That's why the district will host an informational meeting Thursday in hopes of pitching the CIS strategy to individuals, businesses, civic and education groups... "

Eight vie for City Council seat

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"A former Federal Way City Council member and a past candidate are among the eight people who have applied for a vacant seat as of Friday morning.Council member Phil Watkins resigned in mid-December, saying he expected his workload as a lobbyist to increase with an equally divided state Legislature. He also said he wanted to spend more time with his wife, Nancy, and their 9-year-old son, Michael. His resignation took effect Dec. 31... "

Cafe Arizona manager won't be charged with witness tampering

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

The King County Prosecutor's Office has decided not to file witness tampering charges against a Café Arizona manager.Café Arizona general manager Jay Song allegedly contacted a Denny's regional manager and said that if another manager testified at the hearing Denny's would be picketed...

City manager announces finalists for community development director

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

"Federal Way's new Community Development Services director will be charged with fulfilling the City Council's vision of a thriving downtown.On Thursday, City Manager David Moseley announced the position's five finalists. They will be in Federal Way Jan. 11-12 for interviews with City Council members, city department directors, Community Development Services and Public Works employees, Planning Commission members and residents... "

The finalists

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:14AM

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Wired for Weather; Kilo Junior High students study the elements with new weather computer

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:13AM

"When rolling gray clouds appear and cold, wet droplets of rain pelt the ground, eighth-grade students at Kilo Junior High School couldn't be happier.Thanks to a new weather tracking system, eighth-grade science students of Michelle Cole have a new, high tech way to learn about the rain, wind, clouds and sun they see in their own backyard. Through a lighted display and an attached computer monitor, the students can track wind speed, barometric pressure, rainfall and temperature... "

School View

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:13AM

"Following two years of study, the Washington State Board of Education adopted revised state minimum high school graduation requirements at its meeting held Oct. 27, 2000. The focus in the development of the revised requirements was to create a framework that respected state interests and allowed for flexibility and local control by school districts... "

Ex-police officer pleads guilty to extortion

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:13AM

"An ex-Federal Way police officer who offered to drop a theft citation against a woman if she had sex with him has pleaded guilty to second-degree extortion.Kenneth F. Erbar, 44, will be sentenced Feb. 16. Prosecutors will recommend that Erbar not be required to serve jail time but instead perform 240 hours of community service, have no contact with the victim and no longer work in law enforcement, said King County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Dan Donahoe. Erbar faced one to three months in jail for the felony charge... "

A new 'Born' enters the world as Federal Way's Colleen Born gives birth to the city's first baby of 2001

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:13AM

"Colleen and Hans Born's friends and relatives can never claim to forget their anniversary date or their son's birthday.The Borns, who met at Seattle Packaging, where Colleen works in art design and Hans works in shipping, were married last April Fools' Day in Las Vegas. An Elvis impersonator performed the ceremony and serenaded them with Viva Las Vegas and Love Me Tender.Now they have another easy-to-remember date - the birth of their first child, a boy, on New Year's Day. Their son, whom they named Von, was born at 3:41 p.m. on Monday, becoming St. Francis Hospital's first baby of 2001... "

Sacajawea principal charged with failing to report abuse

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:13AM

"Failure to report child abuse is the charge filed against the principal of Sacajawea Junior High School. It is the latest in the case that involved a teacher's aide having sex with a 15-year-old student.Federal Way city prosecutors charged Fannie Kelley, the school's principal, for failing to report to officials about the illegal relationship. Last week school district officials also censured Kelley for dismissing an anonymous phone call that alleged sexual misconduct by Nancy Alexander-Anderson, a 49-year-old para-educator employed by the district... "

Former Humanitarian of the Year dies

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:13AM

"Federal Way's 1998 Humanitarian of the Year, Ted Ulmer, has died. He was 93. Ulmer, who was known around his neighborhood as a kind soul who looked out for the downtrodden by providing food and conversation, succumbed to stomach cancer on Dec. 20. It was his third time fighting the disease. He had beaten it twice before. He was such an incredible man, said Ulmer's neighbor Linda Smith.Smith nominated Ulmer for the Humanitarian of the Year award after watching his years of anonymous service to the community, which he did until he could no longer walk... "

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