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Gross onbachar Bros. 614 N,W. 6th Ave, Inside: Back-to-School issue, bus s ched0000 THE I S SAQUAH P RES S Twenty-five cents per copy SERVING ISSAQUAH SINCE 1900 Vol. 83, No. 34, August 24, 1983 ii i i uah s kydivers survive ish airplane crash son to get out of the plane ing and the others were intern and live. He said Mark pinned to the wall opposite 33, of Issa- Leverenz of Bellevue, who the door by the centripetal the 15 was fatally injured when he force. managed to jumped, was right behind "I was only three or four before a twin- him. feet from the door," Boling crashed in According to Boling, the said, "and it was almost im- Sunday, plane was at 12,500 feet, go- possible to reach out." in Washing- ing into its jump run. The The plane seemed to airplane crash in parachutists were lined up at change direction, Boling the door, preparing to jump. said, and he was tossed out Everything was normal, he the door. As he fell, the tail other Issaquah said. Then the plane seemed of the plane hit him on both the crash: to stall, and the tail section legs, behind the knee. He lost Doug Scofield jumped up and down. Boiing consciousness a couple of said several people were times as he fell but managed received severe flippedout the door. to land without further in- his left leg. He After that, the plafie went jury. Was the last per- into a deep diving spin. Bol- Boling said almost all of the jumpers were from the Eastside area, and had jumped from the Issaquah Parachute Center many times. Boling himself teaches first jump lessons at the center. He has been a sky diver for four years and has jumped about 900 times. The accident hasn't chang- ed his feelings about sky- diving. He compared it to having a friend die in a car accident and then driving a car again. "I'11 just have to get out there and do it again, and conquer any fears I may have," he said. ny Hills project may still be plete when school starts Ludlum changes in the for Sunny may mean 10 the district an according as Director Larry to the School will be dis- 27 meet- Said both the Fire. Marshal's King County had impos- requirements marshal has re- Installation of a for the en- and the water the school must type of emer- equipment on architect Vince Nordfors wrote in a letter to Galloway that architects had met with the two agencies several times during the design phase of the project. He expected that any changes would be made by the agen- cies during this time,, instead of now. The Fire Marshal's office reviewed the school's fire alarm system drawings at the end of July and approved them in the first week of August, with 21 new require- ments. Architects met with fire marshals later and got the requirements reduced to 14, but they are still expected to cost the district $5,600. Water District 82 reviewed the sewer designs in June and approved them, with more requirements, on June 13. Staff at both the Fire Mar- shal's office and Water District 82 say the require- ments could have been made earlier if they had seen specific plans at an earlier time. Water district manager Mark Spahr pointed out that the school district had signed an agreement allowing the contractors engineersto design the sewer pump system instead of the water district. A condition of that agreement, said Spahr, is that the water district review the plans before they go oat to bid. "We didn't see the plans before they went out to bid," said water district staff en- gineer Ron Little. "In fact, we didn't even know they'd gone out to bid until we got calls from contractors asking about hookup fees and other things." Steve Phelps, a fire protec- tion engineer for the Fire Marshal's office, said that the fire alarm system in the new gym had to be compati- ble with the old system in the main school building. The only way to do this and meet the fire code is to replace the system in the entire school, at a cosf of about $5,600. He said h had discussed many fire requirements with the Sunny Hills architects, in- cluding fire lanes, access roads, and fire exits, but meeting the code on the alarm system was not among the items of discussion. "We had the 'impression the electrical designer would design a system that would meet the code," he said. Mike Yates, an architect with Mahlum Mahlum and Nordfors, which is oversee- ing the project, said he would explain the architect's point of view at the August 24 School Board meeting. Waiting in the mist Hundreds of athletes stood on the shore of Lake Sammamlsh at 7 a.m. last Sunday, waiting for the starting gun of the first Bellevue Trlathlon. The water Was a tepid 75 degrees, while the air temperature was a chilly 53 degrees. For more trlathlon photos, turn to page 6. Photo by Debble Bruslus. I I I Cut funds restored to upcoming school budget and Learning Disability Pro- gram and several other items. In addition, a six percent pay raise for teachers is in- cluded. The budget is based on an enrollment of 6753 students, nearly 200 fewer than last year. The district will be in good shape if enrollment drops no lower than that, this year, according to Skew. Last year, about a half Skew. About a half million dollars that were frozen dur- ing state budget cutbacks last year will be added to next year's budget. C2B': money is for projects in individual schools paid for by school levies. Another $583,000 will be added to the budget to pay for teacher aides for large classes, a shuttle bus between Liberty and Issaquah High, two teachers in the Language by Ro&" She,,,a Ludium The Issaquah School Dis- tict is planning for fewer students and fewer teachers in the coming year, but its budget will increase $1.8 million compared to the '82- 83 school year. The increase is partly due to the restoration of funds from the Community Centered Budget Building (C2B2) process, according to Business Director Harold River Bowmen could lose lease on their archery range land L. Romano five-year leases since 1960. few weeks. The amount of approved Hestnes develop- by the Its late, it lease, for 10 years, rent leasees pay is 10 percent ment is to the west. Lots r Bowmen, was signed in 1978, with a of the fair market value, around Beaver Lake are Pine Lake standard revaluation clause Vogt estimatedthe land becoming more valuable as ng reappraised at the five-year mark. The could be worth as much as more development takes the Depart- Bowmen also have right-of- $500,000. The rent on such place. Resources way leases with two property land could be $50,000 a year. The Bowmen are worried rises owners between the DNR "Obviously, they couldn't that the revaluation of the ,the Bowmen land and Southeast Duthie afford thati" hesaid, land may lead to a rent they looking Hill Road. There is no doubt the land could not afford. Recently The propertyis being reap- value will go up, Vest said. they have started some pre- rents 120 praised now. Don Vogt, the. The Boeing family owns land cautionary measures of their from the DNR Metro District Manager of to the south, and has big own- a letter campaign to per year. the DNR, said the results plans for an expensive sub- the neighbors around the the land on could be in during the next division there. The recently- range. us," Vest said. He has considered some options. One may be to reduce the amount of land the club leases. Though the Bowmen rent 120 acres, they actually only use about 64 acres, said West. Another may be to exercise the 60-day cancellation clause in the lease and put the land up for public bidding. Then, if no one else wanted the land, the Bowmen could set up another lease, at a rate they could afford. "That's just an idea," Vogt said. "I'm not even sure if we could do that yet." Vest has talked to members of the club, in- "The people around the range like us," said Nancy West, a member of the Bowmen and coordinator of the recent Bownanza. "We're quiet and the place is kept very clean. It's very much a wholesome recrea- tional atmosphere," she said. The DNR is also pleased with the way the Bowmen have managed the land, Vogt said. The department is going to try and work out a solu- tion to the problem. "Legally, we can't just say, 'Hey you're nice guys so we won't charge you as much rent.' It wouldn't be fair to others that lease land from eluding club president Jerry Dawkins, and committee chair Harold Morrison, but until the appraisal is finished, neither the Bowmen nor the DNR can do anything definite. Whatever the solution, the Bowmen would prefer not to move. The club makes about $4,000 a year from dues and fund-raisers. Out of this, it pays for the various leases and many club activ- ities, such as picnics, for its members. If the rent rises too much, they may have no choice. "I don't know where we'd go, though," said West. Little miss out misc. "7 .......... I Public relations important to new hatchery manager Two-year-old Katie Tong of Issaquah checks out the type- writers on display at the Issaquah School District auction last weekend. Keep practicing, Katie, and there'll soon be a Job for you In school administration. Photo. by Rodl Shemeta Ludlum. Rod Henderson According to Will Ash- croft, director of the state hatchery program and a former Issaquah facility manager, the next state fisheries budget proposal is expected to include funds for renovation of the Issaquah plant. Those renovations would be aimed at improving the egg gathering and adult fish return areas, and would in- elude making those areas more congenial for visitors to the hatchery, Ashcroft says. Henderson's principal task, however, remains fish production, and the hatchery is expected to generate three million fall chinook and one Continued on Page 3 A 32-year-old Olympia native with 12 years exper- ience in the fish-raising business has been named to take over as manager of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Rod Henderson is already on the job at the downtown facility, although he does not formally assume the post un- til September 1. Former manager Ed Moore has been transferred to Washington Department of Fisheries' Dungeness Hatchery at Port Angeles. After taking an oppor- tunity to ground himself in the mechanics of this station, and the personality of the Issaquah Creek water supply Upon which it, depends, Henderson anticipates put- ting at least 50 percent of his time in public relations and public education. million dollars had to De cat at the beginning of the school year when 200 fewer students than expected showed up. Skow feels the current pro- jection is conservative and that the district should not he surprised at the last minute this year. The School Board will hold a public hearing on the budget at its regular meeting Wednesday, Aug. 24. Unless there are unforseen questions from the public, the budget is scheduled to be passed that same night. The board will also con- sider whether or not to transfer $150,000 from the general fund into the trans- portation fund to start buy- ing new school buses. Unless the transfer is approved, "we're going to run ourselves out of the bus business," said Operations Director Larry Galloway at a budget work session last week. Although the proposed budget includes $60,000 for two full-time Language and Learning Disabilities teachers, that still won't be enough to fill two empty positions in the program: a fourth grade teacher at Maple Hills and sixth grade teacher at Apollo. Assistant Superintendent Kateri Brow said she needed specially trained teachers in those positions and that "it is very difficult to fill those from within the district." Because the district has more teachers than it planned on last spring, teachers can- not be hired from outside. Brow said she would be look- ing for "very good', teachers in the district who would be willing to undergo intensive training on short notice. Her only other choice would be to drop classes -- "and as soon as we drop classes, this room will be filled with parents." The budget includes $150,000 extra to fund trans- portation, $50,000 for extra teacher aides, and $50,000 for improvements to Issa- quah High playing fields. Most of that money will be used to improve the drainage on the baseball field. The high jump area of the track will also be imporved, ac- cording to Galloway. If you're not eating at the Holiday Inn, you' re missing the best food and service in town. of Issaquah Exit 15 off 1-90 - 392-6421