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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY APRIL 8, 2009 A5 Wilson FROM PAGE A4 Stones are both 65. Who would have thought during the tumultuous 1960s that Keitt Richards would outlive John De - ver? Perhaps it was only fitting tha the news conference was held a the Edgewater. The waterfront I LO- tel on a pier over Elliot Bay is fa mous for hosting The Beatles when they visited Seattle in 1964. George Harrison and Ringo Stal wanted to meet Wilson and mei - bets of The Ventures at the time, but concert promoters vetoed  at. The hotel even has a Beatles- themed suite. Other famous gue ts include Led Zeppelin and Aero- smith. In the und-1970s, my parents and my two sisters were visiting Seattle lom Spokane and stayed at the Edgewater at the same time as Aerosmith. They were taking the elevator down to the lobby, when who should get on the elevator at the next floor but band members Jc Perry and Joey Kramer, along with some young women who were dressed rather provocatiw y. My dad didn't know who the gu were, only to say they were a bunch of long-haired hippies." He did, however, remember the scantily clad women My sisters were gushing all the way back t Spokane, later telling classmate they saw Aerosmith at the hotel In 1959, Buck Ormsby, of the Fabulous Wailers, thought rock 'n' roll would be pass6 in a few months. Well, rock would not fa de away. Rock is still going strong Lf- ter all these years. Thank you, Don Wilson, for making this a better world ... and long live rock. Reach Reporter Jim Feehan at 392-6434, ext. 239, or ffeehan@isspress.com. Comment on this story at www.issaquah- press.com. PUBLIC MEETINGS April 9 Planning Policy Commission Agenda: land use code amendments, proposed Transportation Improvement Program 6:30-9 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall South 135 E. Sunset Way April 13 Arts Commission 6:30-8 p.m. Coho Room, City Hall 130 E. Sunset Way April 14 Council Transportation Committee 5-6 p.m. Pickering Room, City Hall Northwest 1775 12th Ave. N.W. Sister Cities Commission 6:30 p.m. Eagle Room, City Hall 130 E. Sunset Way PaWs Plan Workshop 7-9 p.m. Tibbetts Creek Manor 750 17th Ave. N.W. April 15 Development Commission 7-9 p.m. Council Chambers, City Ha 135 E. Sunset Way South Parks Plan Workshop 7-9 p.m. Eagle Room, City Hall 130 E. Sunset Way Need to find a preschool? Issaquah School District officials are hoping you'll turn to them. District officials are asking par- ents of typically developing pre- school-aged children to participate in a new program, which will inte- grate them with special needs chil- dren of the same age at Apollo, Discovery and Sunset elementary schools. Each classroom will have up to 12 children with special needs and at least three typically developing students. There is no cost for the program for parents with typically developing students. The program is built on research, which shows that com- bined classrooms are beneficial for both sets of students. To participate, students must be at least 3 years old by June 1. Parents who are interested in the program can pick up applications and information at the main office of each of the three schools. Applications are due by April 13. SSB 5136, which passed the House 62-35, provides that homeowner associations may not prohibit a solar energy panel on an owner's property as long as it meets applicable health and safety standards and require- ments imposed by state and local permitting authorities. It passed the Senate 45-0. 5th District - Rep. Glenn Anderson - R-Fall City - N 5th District- Rep. Jay Rodne - R-North Bend - N 41st District - Rep. Judy Clibborn - D-Mercer Island - Y 41st District - Rep. Marci Maxwell - D-Renton- Y EHB 1464, which previously passed the House 63-32, would allow local government's planning under the Growth Management Act to use rezon- ing and permit decisions, in addition to development regulations, to expand affordable housing incentive programs through residential, com- mercial, industrial or mixed-use types of development. It passed the Senate 26-19. 5th District - Sen. Cheryl Pflug - R-Maple Valley - N 41st District - Sen. Fred Jarrett - D- Mercer Island -Y SB 5976, which passed the Senate 36-11, removes the sunset provi- sion for the tire replacement fee making the fee permanent. It's in the House Transportation Committee. 5th District - Sen. Cheryl Pflug - R-Maple Valley - N 41st District - Sen. Fred Jarrett - D- Mercer Island -Y ESSB 5352 makes appropriations to the state's transportation agencies and programs for the 2009-11 fiscal biennium. It passed the Senate 41-6 and is in the House for further consid- eration. 5th District - Sen. Cheryl Pflug - R-Maple Valley - N 41st District - Sen. Fred Jarrett -, D- Mercer Island -Y SSB 5904, which passed the House 63-34, creates a test for determining when a person is or is not an inde- pendent contractor and therefore enti- tled to prevailing wage. It passed the Senate 27-15. 5th District - Rep. Glenn Anderson - R-Fall City- N 5th District - Rep. Jay Rodne - R-North Bend - N 41st District - Rep. Judy Clibbom - D-Mercer Island - Y 41st District - Rep. Marci Maxwell - D-Renton- Y Voting key - Y - Yes, N - No, E - Excused, NV = Not voting Source: WashingtonVotes.org, a free, non- partisan Web site to find pTain-English explanations of bills and a record of each legislator's votes. Learn more at www. WashingtonVotes.org. Annual math assessment graduation requirement amended Students who earn two math credits after 10th grade no longer have to take a state math exam each year prior to graduation. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed House Bill 1562 earlier this month. It eliminates the require- ment for students who don't pass the Washington Assessment of Student Learning math exam to retest until they graduate or pass the exam, whichever comes first. The bill is effective immediately and is retroactive to include the class of 2008. Students in the classes of 2009 through 2012 who don't pass the WASL on their first attempt can meet the state's graduation requirements by earning two math credits after 10th grade. However, all students are still required to take the math exam in the 10th grade. Beginning with the class of 2013, all students must pass a math assessment to be eligible for graduation. Those students will also need to earn three math cred- its to graduate, instead of two. The change was proposed by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, for two reasons, according to a press release. "This is a common sense change to the law," Dorn said. "And there's still plenty of incen- tive for students to pass a math exam by the 11th grade. We just want to ensure that students have the basic math skills before they take that next step in life, whether it's college or the work- force." Next year, the WASL will be replaced with a new High School Proficiency Exam. Fil00 5'our Orderyour Easter ham today! . Other holiday favor- ltes: Rib mast, crown pork mast, leg of lamb, steaks, masts Over 20 varieties of fresh & smoked sausage Our own beef jerky, turkey jerky, pepperoni & chicken pepperoni Home of the Cowboy Steak & Baseball Top Sirloin FISCItER MEATS 85 Front Street N - Issaquah 425.392.3131 Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Full Service Meat Market Since 1910 /s For f m I I IBBIIIB IIIIIIIB m m IIIIIIBIB m m m  m m Let, the Eaeter Bunny I BUYYOU an entree] ! When you buy one entree at regular price I with two drinks ! I I April 12, 2009 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Join us for East00 Branch! 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