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Students play state Stock Market Game , See Page C# Issaquah lacrosse defends state title with 10-9 win , Sports, Page Cl Beaver Lake man revives Snoqualmie carving tradition , Conunutdly, Page B1 out to , See Page B6 LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1900 75 CENTS ..... | BY CHANTELLE LUSEBRINK Gory Moore When stu- dents at Issaquah High School start the 2010 foot- ball season, they'll play at Gary Moore Stadium. T h e Issaquah School Board unanimously voted to approve a proposal to rename the stadium at their regu- lar May 27 meeting. "It is an honor," said Board Member Jan Woldseth. "Anytime we have an opportunity to pay tribute to anyone that has given so much to the community, it is an honor." Moore was a coach and teacher at Issaquah Junior High School and Issaquah High School for 39 .years. During his 28-year tenure at Issaquah High as its football coach, the team won 137 games, lost 76 and tied four. During that time, Moore led the team to three King County championships and was named Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association in 1984. Moore died of a stroke Sept. 11. He was 68. Mardi Nystrom, a longtime Issaquah resident and school dis- trict employee, made the proposal at the May 14 school board meet- ing to honor Moore "Since the words pride and tra- dition already represent the high school, the timing is perfect to See STADIUM, Page A6 S Issaquah residents should watch their mailbox for the annual dye strip mailer from Cascade Water Alliance. Dye strips are an easy way to see if toilets are leaking water. When you receive your dye kit: Remove and set aside the toilet tank lid carehdly. Drop one dye strip in the toilet tank. If you have more than two toilets, you may cut a strip in half. The dye strips are nontoxic, but can stain fabrics Be sure and wash your hands after use. Wait 15 minutes and do not flush If dye appears in the toilet bowl, the flapper valve in your toilet is leaking and should be replaced. Leaking toilets waste valuable water, and raise water and waste- water bills. A toilet with a worn out and leaking flapper valve can waste more than 10,000 gallons of water per year. Even simple actions can add up to big water savings. Cascade members reported saving more than 425,000 gallons of water per day last year due to conservation measures. Find more water savings tips and to learn how to replace a leak- ing flapper valve at www.cascade- water.org. PHOTOS BY ADAM ESCHBACH CONTEMPLATING LIFE The 25th annual Issaquah Relay for Life raised more than $191,000 for cancer education and research at Skyline High School May 30-31. Above, Sara Akre sits by a luminaria she made in honor of her grandparents, Charlie and Mary Modica, who died from cancer. This is Sara's third year putting up a luminaria, one of hun- dreds that lighted the way for walkers throughout the night. Below, left, members of the Cancer Ambush team cheer on a cancer survivor during the survivor lap. At right, Grace Johnson texts while having her hair cut by Cindy Smith at,the 'cut -thon' tent. This was Johnson's first time donating to go toward wigs and Smith's first time cutting hair for the cause. Fundraising is still continuing and could reach the goal of $242,000 set by the American Cancer Society. See a photo gallery of scenes from the evening at www.issaquahpress, com. BY WARREN KAGARISE Affordable houses for 10 fami- lies will begin to rise in the Issaquah Highlands in the next several months, local Habitat for Humanity officials said last week. Habitat officials and volunteers will hold a ceremonial ground- breaking June 11 to kick off con- strnction of five duplexes near the intersection of Northeast Magnolia Street and Northeast Logan Street. Habitat for Humanity of East King County volunteers will build the houses on nearly an acre of land, which Habitat purchased with help from the city, highlands developer Port Blakely Communities and A Regional Coalition for Housing, an organi- zation of Eastside cities and King County that works to increase the supply of affordable housing. Jodi Bridges, special events and communications officer for the local Habitat branch, described the highlands effort as the first Habitat project in Issaquah in 15 years, and the first new project for the Redmond-based affiliate since 2004. The homes will range from 1,000 to 1,400 square feet, and from two to four bedrooms. Construction is scheduled for com- pletion by 2012. Volunteers will complete 90 percent of the labor. Families in the Habitat program are required to contribute 500 hours of sweat equity toward their WEDNESDAY~ JUNE 3, 2009 VOL. ] m~o ~< ~ BY WARREN KAGARISE Police cited 34 underage drinkers when they broke up a party at a Talus house last week. the occasion that r ..... r,, u me , house belonged to the father of a male partygoer. Behrbaum said the homeowner was out of town when the incident occurred. The hangover for partygoers: They After officers broke up the party, face hearings in King Countythey cited underage drinkers Juvenile Court or Issaquah Parents were notified for offenders Municipal Court. Officers responded to a corn- plaint about a loud party in the 100 block of Cougar Ridge Road Northwest just after midnight May 25. Officers arrived at the house and were allowed to enter the res- idence. Inside, they observed beer, liquor and intoxicated, underage partygoers. Police Cmdr. Scott Behrbaum said the party was comprised of Issaquah and Eastside residents. Behrbaum and Chief Paul Ayers said they did not know where the minors obtained alcohol for the party. None of the partygoers were 21 or older, police said. Behrbaum said officers were uncertain about under 18; police are required to release the teenagers to an adult. Offenders 18 and older were released on their own recogni- zance. A 19-year-old man was booked into the Issaquah Jail after he refused to tell officers his name. Behrbaum said officers finger- printed the man in order to con- firm his identity. He was later released on bail. Offenders under 18 will be referred to King County Juvenile Court. Adult offenders will appear in Issaquah Municipal Court. See MINORS, PageA5 Issaquah Salmon Days Festival will not produce a limited-edition print this year. Instead, it will cre- ate a special artist edition retail item for this year's festival, cele- brating its 40th year. Artists are invited to submit art- work for this special project. Artwork should reflect the festival and the salmon (returning, spawn- ing, life cycle, etc.) and can be done in any medium that can be repro- ducedfor print, screen printing or perhaps embroidery. cm.~nsArm~tO re.4~ o~ c, eacr~qm~s / THE |lOS ISSA AH Submissions must be original should be minimum 300 dpi. artwork not previously used in any Lower-resolution pdfs for review commercial reproduction. The are allowed, but must be available selected artist will be compensated in higher resolution if selected. for artwork based on final usage, All artwork must be received at i.e., public recognition, monetary, the Festivals Office, 155 N.W. final item samples. Gilman Blvd., or sent to vendorin- Artwork may be submitted by fo@salmondays.org no later than 5 mail, on disk, electronically or in p.m. June 5. All original artwork person. Electronic submissions will be returned to artists. new homes. Tom Granger, executive director of the local Habitat branch, said he looked forward to the day when families would occupy the planned homes. "It's just a beautiful location, and I'm very happy our families will be able to live in such a ' place," he said. Granger said site work at the highlands site would likely begin in July. The first volunteer build day is scheduled in July as well. Bridges said Habitat had not decided which families would occupy the highlands homes Habitat families earn $20,400 to $40,700 -- less than half of the 2008 King County median income for a family of four. To earn their homes, they must contribute the volunteer hours by working on their house or another Habitat property. Homeowners are See HABITAT, Page A5 Habitat for Humanity of East King County will build five duplex- es in the Issaquah Highlands. ARCHITECT S RENDERING BY 1102 DESIGN STUDIO INIIlDE THE PRESS GAS GAUGE YOU SHOULD KNOW RAIN GAIN l Ill!!!!!!ll!UIU!ltll A&E ........B6 Classifieds ... C4-5 Community ... B1 Obituaries .... B3 Opinion ...... A4 Police & Fire .. C5 Schools ...... C6 Sports ..... C1-3 King County officials have extended a fee amnesty program for unpermitted construction, clearing or grading activity. Property owners can file a permit application with the Department of Development and Environmental Services and go through the review process for the standard fee instead of the double rate for violators An application must be filed by June 30 for unpermitted activity that occurred prior to Oct. 1. Call 206-296-6713. (through Monday) i i Ji li ~i I o,no,,es ,iI~. ~J~ I Tot, I ! f,I '\ (through June 1) :.!~lI ~ I 27.97 inches :~"7-' '~ J BF~ LOCAL PRI{:ES" ~' $2.55 - Costco ~, .$2.56 - Arco 1403 N.W. Sammamish HIGHESI LOCAl PIH~ * I, $2.73 - Chevron To report gas prices 25 N.W. Gilman Blvd. in ~our area, goto mv,~.sea~gas/~=s.com. I'1 "111'11'1711:11117111'1' "I!I[L ..... I Y -~'