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THE I SSAQUAH PRESS Twenty-five cents per copy SERVING ISSAQUAH SINCE 1900 Vol. 83, No. 24, June 15, 1983 Grossonbachar Bros. 614 N,;V, 6th Ave. Portland, Orogon 97209 TLC program expands to another classroom at Issaquah Valley Long, lean and luminescent Miss Issaquah DanJela Erhard hopes to trad(00, in her title for Miss Washington :7 Ludlum is Dani, the athlete who ran ,r Liberty High, 225 pounds a stage in a of leaps and cartwheels. The Is Daniela, the the elegant, blonde witfi ture who seems as in an evening intrack shorts. good thing, too, Erhard will on all facets of when she the title of Miss next Week. This she and her Bey White begin reparation se winner in Atlantic City of Miss America. it will be the of her year as Y, she entered the Pageant hop- larship money le $1,200 has er studies at Univer- al design, but leave dur- quarter to make I Danlela Erhard appearances as Miss Issa- quah and get ready for the state pageant. Preparation has included a regimen of ex- ercise in preparation for the swimsuit competition, hours of practice on her gymnastic dance routine and steady diets of TV news to keep up with current events. No tell- ing what those interviewers are going to ask. Whatever it is, Daniela is likely to have a round and ready answer. Observers describe her per- sonality as sparkling, effer- vescent. "Everybody likes Dani," remarked a former classmate, and former Miss Issaquah, Patrea Knudsen. She is perfectly composed, even sitting hot and sweaty on an auditorium floor, dis- cussing everything from the death penalty to backless evening gowns. It doesn't faze her to walk around her old school wearing a black leotard with orange sequins and black net stockings. That's what they mean by "poise." She's had to adjust to the hard floors and small stages where she's performed over the past year. Today she's tried the net stockings for the first time and they're not go- ing to work. Her ankle is taped from a previous injury. But if she's worried about how she'll rate next to others in the competition, it doesn't show. "You can't worry about other people," she shrugs. "You just have to worry about yourself. When I think about the pageant, it just makes me want to work harder." She says her year as Miss Issaquah has taught her what years of sports did not -- that she must train herself mentally as well as physically for competition. Daniela is one of three girls in a family that believes in preserving its heritage -- her parents speak German at home and Daniela is so bilin- gual, she catches herself thinking in German when asked a question in English. She's taken several trips to Germany, most recently a five-week tour as her gradua- tion present when she left school. For now, she's got a dif- ferent trip on her mind -- maybe a long walk down a runway, preferably with roses in her arms and a crown on her head. r agencies study leaky pumping stations :an cause a forceain should reduce po- flow is surface water that meter, supplied by Metro, is corporated into ongoing pro- for local tential overflows, but flow enters the wastewater system placed behind the weir to grams of sanitary sewer in- Own and projections indicate Metro from moredirect sources, measure how much water is spectionand maintenance. and will need to expand its pump- Metro, Brown and Cald- flowing through the system. "Mutual benefits are collects and ing stations in the drainage well consulting engineers of Then the data is analyzed to derived from successful cor- eWater at its basin in the near future to Seattle, the Issaquah, East- find out where the problem rection of I/I problems," plants, meet increasing flows, gate and Bellevue sewer areas are occurring. Rosiesaid. "Bothlocalsewer Some expansion can be de- districts and King County districts and Metro would tn the south layed, however, if infiltration Water District 82 teamed up In Issaquah researchers benefit by delaying expan- drainage and inflow of water, com- in a pilot program to study narrowed down the trouble sion of the system and avoid- heavy monly called "l/I," is con- the I/l problem in the south spots to twolocations, ingpumping the I/I flow." to a trolled. Infiltration is Lake Sammamish service "We found an old man- occurring groundwater that seeps area. hole cover that had a lot of through leaking pipes into First Brown and Caldwell holes as one suspected large Lake Kothleen man 24-inch the wastewater system. In- reviewed all previous I/I contributor of l/l," Rosie studies completed in the area said. "We'll measure the and then developed a holes and calculate the management strategy to amount of inflow to deter- implement a successful I/I mine if our suspicions are program, confirmed." ,'There was a lot of valid In Bellevue, researchers information but no stan- concentrated on finding the dardized procedures or source that is adding large measurements," said Ron "spikes" of wastewater Rosie, Metro's project con- periodically to the system. trol program administrator. "Some agencies used smoke The Eastgate study is now testing, while others used TV under way. Four weirs are monitoring to inspect the being installed to monitor lines. It was like comparing I/I. In small Water District oranges and apples." No. 82, one section will be On the consultant's recom- monitored. mendation, Metro selected "There's been great en- flow monitoring and hourly thusiasm and high coopera- rainfall measuring as the tion among the local agen- methods for the I/1 pilot pro- ties, Metro and the consul- gram. tant," Rose said. "All know After local agencies were their roles and are working trained on the chosen tech- well together." niques, the Issaquah sewer Once the field work is district began 1/1 testing in its complete, program par- service area. The crew install- ticipants must examine which ed wooden weirs in seven sources of I/I are most cost- manholes, effective to eliminate. Then Here's how the system control strategies can be works: Wastewater pools developed. behind the weir and spills Next, participating agen- through a notch cut in the ties must determine whether center of the device. A flow I/I control should be in- ery Thursday is achelor's Night 5to7p.m in the Loun00te I00rice well drinks and complimentary hot hers d'oeuvres ISSAQUAH lt I.g 0 392-6421 by Rodi Shemeta Ludlum The Learning Community (TLC) program will get some extra room at Issaquah Valley Elementary next year. The School Board decided June 8 that the program could add a sixth classroom to help accomodate the large number of first graders sign- ed up. Two classrooms will serve 56 first graders next year. About 140 students are in the individualized learning program this year at May Valley Elementary. Another 93 signed up for the program next year, many because Issa- quah Valley is in a more cen- tral location than the remote May Valley. With five classrooms at ls- saquah Valley, the program could have accomodated 177 students. Adding the sixth classroom means 202 stu- dents will be in the program, but 29 will still be on the waiting list. Superintendent Cliff Johnson asked the board to approve the extra classroom right away because many of the parents had to make a choice last week between TLC or private school. Several board members were irritated at being put on the spot. Tom McLaughlin called the request "ill-conceived," complaining "this is the wrong way to make a deci- sion -- to decide right now. It's always off the wall with TLC." Gary Raid said, "If we commit to two first grades this year, we will have two second grades next year. Someday that whole complex may be TLC. We don't have any kind of strategic plan for that program." Curriculum Director Kateri Brow said the pro- gram will still be able to grow in lssaquah Valley for a few years. In 1984, more room will be available when the sixth graders are transferred to middle schools. In the long run, she said she envisions a TLC program in the north and south end of the district. Students in the program get more individual attention because parent volunteers work with them in the class- room. Parents are required to contribute an hour and a half of their time per week either in the classroom or helping the teacher in other ways. The program began at Sunset Elementary six years ago and has been criticized by parents in the south end, who say TLC students get preferential treatment. Sunny Hills exchanges road access for greenbelt A sixty-foot strip of land on the eastern border of Sun- ny Hills Elementary will be traded to adjacent property owners in exchange for a 40- foot "greenbelt" on the school's northern border. The land east of Sunny HiUs will be used by property owner Marion O'Brien to build a road connecting her land to S.E. 32nd Street. She has agreed to build a five- foot chain link fence between the road and the school grounds. In return, O'Brien will agree never to build anything on the northern border of Sunny Hills. At least one school building is only 30 feet from the northern property line. The district does not want a road put in there. The School Board voted 4- 1 to approve the land agree- ment. Karen Taylor Sherman voted against the plan, saying she did no think the district would be able to control the City verdict on old library: move it, buy it or burn it The Issaquah Fire Depart- ment is going to get some practice soon unless someone comes up with enough cash to move the old Issaquah Li- brary before August 1. Burning the building down for a mock fire emergency is one of the options open to the city after it rejected a bid from two churches to move it. Our Savior Lutheran and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal had hoped to trade the city a piece of church- owned land for the cost of moving the building. The Ci- ty Council turned the offer down and no one has come up with another. "We're still looking at the possibility of a compromise here," said City Administra- dies in house fire his neck and his arm and then suffered a major loss of blood. The King County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be acci- dental, stating that Yust had died of smoke inhalation with blood loss as a major contributor. Widmer said that the fire was probably started when a cigarette was left smoldering on a couch. The fire spread, filling much of the house with smoke and Causing about twenty thousand dollars worth of damage. Robert Bainton, the owner of the house, was not there at the time of the accident. A 35-year-old man died Saturday from smoke inhala- tion and loss of blood while trying to escape a burning house near Lake Kathleen. Robert Yust of 12848 Lake Kathleen Road was pro- nounced dead on arrival at 7:20 a.m. just after fire and medical teams reached the scene, according to Captain Bobby Widmer of King County Fire District 25. "There was nothing we could do," Widmer said. "He was obviously trying to get out and cut himself on the broken window." Widmer said that Yust had sliced open major arteries in both gteen0elt area once the land was subdivided. Individual homeowners may ignore the greenbelt and install fence right to the district property line, she argued. They may also come in and cut down trees, destroying the "buffer zone" between the school and future development. The property owners will be required to install perma- nent "monuments" showing where the school district's greenbelt is located. Ugly bartenders compete The ten ugliest bartenders in King County will compete for the coveted title. Besides Fasano's, one of the other top 10 bars in the county is Foothills Restaurant. Fasano's Restaurant will be the site of the Multiple Sclerosis Society's annual Ugly Bartender Contest Thursday, June 16 from 2 to 4p.m. tot Leon Kos. "Whatever we do, it won't be until around the first of August." Kos said that the city plans to either hire a salvage company to dismantle the building or burn it down. The old library has to be moved to make way for a jail expansion, due sometime this summer. But according to Kos, plans for the expansion have been delayed by the State Jail Commission. "This delay will either give the salvagers more time to work or it'll give someone more time to come up with the money to move it." Tommie Troutman, coor- dinator at the food bank, was also hoping that the deal be- tween the churches and the city would go through. "We were planning on moving the food bank into the library," she said. The food bank is located in two trailers on southeast Andrews Street. According to Troutman, all the money received from the community by the food bank is used for food -- and none can be spared for pro- jects like library moving. "1 can see why the city didn't go for it," she said, "they've got to be accountable and re- sponsible, but this leaves us sort of dead in the water." Kos said a decision on the old library's fate will be reached sometime by the end of this week. South end board repre- sentative Tom McLaughlin complained that giving another classroom and committing another teacher to TLC is going to attract more criticism from his area. "The board has always rallied around to the defense of TLC and I can't help thinking we're going to start defending it again this fall. This is really a political deci- sion -- are we just inviting flack ?" Board member Mary Scott pointed out that when TLC parents decided to move to Issaquah Valley they were promised a minimum of five classrooms. "We never said we wouldn't give them any more than that," she added. Despite complaints from board members, the motion to add the classroom passed unanimously. Sunset to start earlier next year All schools but Sunset Ele- mentary will start at the same time next fall as they have this year. Next fall Sunset will open at 9 a.m., a half hour earlier than this year. Last year the school district changed the hours of all schools to a schedule of "staggered starts." The plan was designed to reduce the number of buses it takes to transport students to school. School hours were changed as little as 15 minutes and as much as an hour. The stag- gered schedule will now re- main in effect, following School Board approval June 8. Last year, Sunset parents protested the school hour changes because their school was dismissed 45 minutes later than the other north end schools: Clark, Issaquah Valley and Sunny Hills. Parents said the difference in hours made it almost im- possible for their children to participate in after-school ac- tivities with kids from the surrounding schools. Opening the school earlier means the tranr )ortation de- partment will have to make a separate run to Sunset, which will cost an estimated $4,000 next year, according to Operations Director Larry Galloway. Twin breaks L Carter and Suzanne Herrlngton display twin casts they received the same night playing soccer miles from each other. On the evening of May 25, sometime between 7:40 and 7:45 p.m. they both severely Injured their legs. Carter broke his leg playing In Redmond for the Gaslamp Tavern and Suzanne tore ligaments playing In Seattle. Now, walking around with twin casts, they blame the mysterious coincidence on a full moon that Wednesday night.