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Gr oS offoohe'j roa. THE ISSAQUAH PREB00 Twenty-five cents per copy SERVING ISSAQUAH SINCE 1900 Vol. 83, No. 21, May 25, 1983 x ::) i  ' ili ll x/= from left: Debbie Berto, John and Mary Whittaker, Karen Bloomquist, Dennis Doherty and Boyce Heidenreich. Front, from left: Erln Chllds, Lillian Brouk, Lorna Wilturner and Bob Nissley. 's best honored for service i's "best of the served as the group's presi- awards to the outstanding honored last dent, secretary and building students of the year: one each Chamber of representative. He is also a from Issaquah and Liberty s annual corn- member of the Assignment High Schools. banquet, and Transfer Committee. The winner from Liberty :lubs and Issa- Heindenreich, who earned was Jan Jarvis, who was union chose his doctorate last December, selected a student of the has also served on the school month in the field of music :h, a district's Instructional earlier this year. Jarvis is a at Clark Materials Selection Commit- student director in the music ry, was voted tee, Program Planning department, president of the of the Year" by Council and as a member of band and the drum ma- lush Education the Issaquah Juvenile Court jorette. She plays first He has been Conference Committee. clarinet in the band and sings the lEA, and The Rotary Club gave soprano in the choir. She is also president of the Signets, the girl's service club and was voted "most spirited" on the girl's softball team. She has also been involved in many drama productions and has kept up a 3.7 grade point average. From Issaquah High, the student of the year is Erin Childs, who is also the school's co-valedictorian this year. She has a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Childs won the student of the month award in the field of publica- tions and COmmuncations. She is this year's yearbook editor and is president of the Honor Society. She is very active in cross country and track for the high school and the lssaquah Gliders Youth Track Club. She was voted "most inspirational" on this year's cross country team. The lssaquah Kiwanis Club awarded its Firefighter of the Year to Dennis Doher- Continued on Page 7 II,Klein leaves a music legacy behind um Plaque on Bill door reads, The power and title evokes is for the uch more than teacher. Bill Klein IOn. 36 years, he of so-so Worked with voices meld He has finest voices ted them in groups of introduced ies of whose ears by the rock and roll. he has relished of turning ;tudents into unit. He his special Would sons He watches Students learn ame music he What has kept the past 36 end of the maestro will to be strange after all said Klein, at his room photos of and at trophies Past triumphs. go flying by like I've than, oh... he adds alan of curious Colleagues as both simple imple in his what his and methods he their skills. over listens to catalogs res out how sound in a en chooses the hide the of great per- Yet he Is also very private and reserved. Students hang out in the music room long after class is dismissed, and he sits with them around the piano, try- ing out new melodies, prac- ticing an old song. Yet he is clearly in command. This is one teacher students would never call by the first name -- even when they're all grown up. Even his looks are a study in contrasts -- he is at once a very small and very big man. In height, he may barely reach the shoulder of many students. Yet his barrel chest houses-a pair of lungs that breathe power and resonance into his deep bass singing voice. His arms are extra- ordinarily long and seemed to have stretched from so many years of graceful direc- ting. His face is the angular, heroic sort that should be chiseled into a granite mountainside. He would 'have been a dashing opera singer, had he decided to do that instead of settle down with his family and teach. He played all kinds of music as he was growing up. In college, he was a guitar player and singer for a country-western band called the K-6 Wranglers, playing at various hotspots around Seattle. Radio an- nouncer Buck Ritchie of KVI used to call Klein "the half- pint cowboy with the 10- gallon voice." Klein figures a person is born, with the gift of music but must work hard to cultivate it. He can tell which students will become great singers by the richness of their gift and their zeal for perfection. The truly gifted student will not be hapPY with mediocrity, he says. "Discipline is so impor- tant," he signs. "The thing that hurts a teacher or con- ductor most is seeing a stu- dent who has the potential and yet will never make it because they don't have the discipline. It's such a big disappointment." But there have been more than enough successes to keep him hapPY. Dozens of his former students perform in clubs or in the theatre. One time he was vacationing in Always in motion, Bill Klein leads the choir through "Surrey with a Fringe on Top." Hawaii and saw a former stu- dent would be singing at one of the hotels. He promptly got a front row seat and settl- ed down to watch. The stu- dent was halfway through a song when he noticed who was sitting in the front row. He stopped cold and ex- claimed, "Mr Klein!" On tours with the jazz ensemble, former students find out he's coming to town and make sure to go catch his act. "You don't dare do any- thing no matter where you are," he confessed. "You have to figure there'll always be a student there." And that legacy of students will be around for a long, long time after the maestro says goodbye to Issaquah High. Klein's final concert June 1 The Issaquah High Music Department will present its annual Spring Concert Wednesday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Per- forming groups will bd the Concert Chorale, the Beginning Choir and the girl's Hi-Tones, all under the direction of William Klein. The instrumental groups will be the Concert Band and the Symphonic Band, directed by Glen Lutzenhiser. They will also be combined in the performance of Mendelssohn's "Overture For Winds." This will be the final concert for the graduating seniors of the music department and for their director, Bill Klein, who is retiring after 36 years of teaching in the Issaquah School District. The cost of admission will be $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for students. Proceeds from the concert will be used for the purchase of music and equipment, All graduates of the music program who bring evidence of their par- ticipation either through a picture, yearbook or report card will be admit- ted at student prices for the concert, Pickering Farm to develop Council's final vote due June 6 By Rhoda Donkin A last minute barrage of opinion, a show of hands, and then a definitive thud of the gavel. After months of inching toward a decision, the City Council took the big step on May 17, dictating that the Pickering Farm pro- perty be put in a development district in the city's new comprehensive plan. Ironically, the issue, which has drawn intense public debate over recent months, was decided on in an almost empty room. The council ex- tended its Monday night meeting to Tuesday, an un- publicized meeting and sparsely attended. The vote was 4-3, the now familiar split which has characerized council votes on land use issues over the past two years. Councilman Dave Clark called the vote, "a vast over- commitment on the part of the city." He argued that overwhelming public support for saving the airport was totally ignored. "The one thing that people who don't know anything about lssaquah talk about is the airport and we're, in ef- fect, eliminating it without a whimper. That's really in- credible!" Council member Darlene McHenry fired back at Clark, supporting the plan. "I really have a problem, Mr. Clark, when you start taking sides between a business operator and a pro- perty owner. The plan should stand on its own merits. It is not the role of the council to interfere in the private affairs of others." She said she thought it was unfortunate the public had to get dragged into a dispute over the air- port. The council vote directed the city administration to draft an ordinance adopting the city's new comprehensive plan on June 6. That plan puts 614 acres along 1-90 in a development district, 206 in a redevelopment district, and 64 in an established district. Overall, seven percent of the 885 acres covered in the new plan will be retained in its present state. The rest will be allowed to develop, regulated mostly by the plan's per- formance standards. These standards, and other aspects of the plan, were mulled over page by page by the Council, but nothing in the months of review stymied them as did the question of how to designate the Picker- ing Farm property. After the Tuesday night decision, Councilman Peter- son said the Council gave up all land use control. "The plan is a blueprint for development, lt's not a growth management plan 2' Councilman Pergakis said he voted to preserve the Pickering Farm property be- cause 90 percent of the (local) people he heard from supported protecting open space and the airport. "I get very emotional about this," said Pergakis. "A great, great many people would like to keep amenities and we're letting them go right down the tubes and I can't do anything about it." Councilman Ernie Smith, who serves on the city's tourism committee, said he saw a value to the airport, but added the city should not be protecting a private business. "I'm willing to ac- cept quality development and hopefully that would include the airport, but not necessari- ly." The council is still con- sidering a couple of additions to the comprehensive plan which they believe could temper the rate and pressure of development in the city. The city's planning staff is drafting provisions for a master plan ordinance to be imposed on all undeveloped land over 15 acres in develop- ment districts. The master plan would require that before large pieces of proper- ty are subdivided and sold off, overall design plans for roads and utilities must be approved by the City Coun- cil. Further requirements in the master plans are being written by City Planning Director Dwight Hartman, who says they will control "piecemeal" development. Another idea being cir- culated by Council President Rowan Hinds, is rewording the comprehensive plan to in- clude protecting manmade, as well as natural, assets of Issaquah. It is an effort, says Hinds, to "encourage protec- tion of the airport." In a letter addressed to the council following Tuesday nights vote, Hinds wrote, "I ask your indulgence on this one last attempt to capture that which has eluded us so far." On June 6 the council is scheduled to vote on the final ordinance adopting the city's new comprehensive plan. Any additions might be in- cluded that night or added later in the amendment pro- cess. Three councilmen will not run again This week councilman Nick Pergakis announced he is not a candidate .for re- election in November. Perga- kis was appointed to the City Council in 1981, following the resignation of Mony Moncrief. He serves as chair- man of the Public Safety Committee. Pergakis joins Councilmen Joe Paterson and Dave Clark, who have both said they too will finish up their present terms, ending December 1983, and won't run again. The three council members have consistently voted together on land use issues in the city. Recently they were in the minority rejecting development on the Picker- ing Farm property. Pergakis says after two years on the council, he is "burned out." He says the members have been split be- tween progrowth and slow growth for the city and he is stepping down because, "I couldn't change the complex- ion of what's going on right now." He says he will con- sider running in 1985, when the four other seats are open. Nick Pergakls Dave Clark Joe Peterson ,, views that existed before we came. I've become good friends with council members who came in on a pro.growth ticket." Clark serves as chairman of the city's land use commit- tee. Joe Peterson is leaving the council in December after a four-year term, and two years before that as a citizen activist opposing the Forest Rim development on Squak Mountain. He says he is not . Councilman Dave Clark, who was also appointed in 1981, is leaving the council for personal reasons at the end of his term this December. He says he wants to spend more time with his family and less time out at ci- ty meetings. Clark says he has helped promote compromise be- tween council members of opposite views regarding land use issues. "I think I've been somewhat successful drawing together polarized County continues to ponder adding Snohomish garbage to Cedar Hills The Cedar Hills Landfill could be getting 120,000 tons of extra garbage from Sno- homish County this year if the King County Council votes to accept it sometime this summer. This month" King County Executive Randy Revelle gave the council his version of a contract worked out with Snohomish officials for accepting garbage at Cedar Hills, from Cathcart Land- fill, over an 18-month period. In Revelle's proposal, already approved by the Sno- homish County Council, the garbage would be trucked to Cedar Hills down Interstate 405, over the Maple Valley Highway and up the Cedar Grove Road. It would be dumped at a rate of about 6,000 tons a month, and ter- minated if the extra garbage couldn't be covered fast enough. will receive $1 million over the 18-month period to take the garbage. County officials say the money will partly be used to pay for studying ways to dispose of garbage without using landfills. Local residents of Cedar Hills have sued the county to close the landfill. They say increased garbage will only make the already poor condi- tions worse. It is estimated the county Maple Hills boy shot with BB at school cent in Bellevue, who said the boy suffered only a bruised eyeball and minor cuts around the eyelid from the incident. The doctor iden- tified the flying object as a BB from the size of the bruise, but nothing was recovered on the ballfield. The boy's mother, Roberts Yamamoto is offering a $50 reward to anyone who finds her son's assailant. Anyone with information on the inci- dent should contact King County police at 344-4080. Michael Yamamoto, I 1, narrowly escaped losing his eye Friday, May 20. Some- one shot a BB at the sixth grader, who was playing baseball at Maple Hills Ele- mentary School during physi- cal education class. The shot came from an unknown assailant in the woods near the playfield. It struck Yamamoto in the eyelid, breaking his shatterproof eye glasses. Yamamoto was taken by paramIcs to Dr. Lee Vin- leaving city politics because of frustration over land use decisions by the City Coun- cil, in which he has been in the minority. "I don't think I'm terribly effective right now on land use, which is really the major issue facing this town." Paterson, a social studies teacher at Issaquah High, says he needs perspective on his work in city government, but does not rule out the possibility of running some time in the future. Food bank closed Memorial Day The lssaquah Valley Com- munity Services food bank will be closed Monday, May 30, and when the weather gets too hot for the volunteers to stay in the trailers. There will be a very impor- tant open Board Meeting of IVCS Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. It will be held in the Is- saquah Valley Senior Center located at 105 2nd Ave. NE. Food Bank volunteers are urged to attend. The public is welcome. Early deadline The Issaquah Press office will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. The early deadline this week for news and ads Is Friday. May 27 at 5 p.m.