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Page 2 - The Issaquah Press, Wednesday, October 5, 1983 Opinion Editorial Salmon Days a success By Monday, it was hard to tell thous- ands of people had been milling around the streets just the day before. Except for one booth looking forlorn with crepe paper still flapping, the town looked back to normal again after Salmon Days weekend. There were, of course, a few last- minute emergencies. A dozen or so health permits almost didn't get per- mitted, but that problem was fixed and visitors went on to enjoy a huge variety of food. The parade was a delight this year, well paced until the very end, minus too many big commercial floats and super- flous politicians. Volunteer firefighters were a tad more insistent this year as they patrolled the crowd fringes to keep people off the street. And it worked. It was sad to see thatat least one local club didn't have a booth because of the high cost and strict rules. This is sup- posed to be a local celebration, after all. In the future, perhaps the Chamber of Commerce would consider giving a break in the booth price to local non- profit groups. Let the outsiders pay more for the privilege of coming to town. We're delighted to report no serious incidents in the way or police and fire news related to Salmon Days. We hope this pattern will continue in the years to come. Meeting follow-up School Board, September 28. The board .... accepted the PTSA Ski School's proposal to become a co;curricular activity and-approv: .... ed the use of district buses for transp0rta- tion, provided the school paid all costs... Ken and Sophie McNair donated $40 to The Learning Community in memory of Victor Euchner and George Pon . . . The lssaquah Valley parent faculty group donated $603.22 for library materials... Timber Traders, Inc. donated two fir timbers to be used to build a blocking chute at Liberty High. Valley Fabricators donated $83 worth of material and $256 in labor to put the device together. The chute is used to give football players blocking practice. Low bids for transportation supplies were accepted from Western Supply for anti- freeze, Automotive Services for lights and bulbs and A & D Wholesale for filters... Nine students from outside the district transferred to Issaquah and 12 from the dis- trict transferred out... Students in high school and junior high will again pay a $25 fee to participate in sports... Jeanne Han- son, district psychologist in charge of special education and pupil services resigned effective December 23 to take a counseling job in Fresno, Calif. Margaret Coles will work as the district communication disorders specialist... Jeanne Wilson will teach special education half tin:ie at Sunny Hills . . . Tom Lee will teach the handicapped preschool program at Apollo... Linda Krummins will teach the combination at Issaquah Valley... Mark Bullock will be the assistant football coach at lssaquah Junior High... Chris Gresco is the head gymnastics coach at Pine Lake Junior High and Kip Hughes is assis- tant gymnastics coach at lssaquah Junior High. City council, October 3. The council referred to committee a Metro proposal for the city to join in a $150,000 study of phos- phorus pollution of Lake Samammish . . . Voted final acceptance of the library con- struction. Set a public hearing for Oc- tober 17, on the Heritage Square develop- ment. Revised the city's deferred compensation plan (retirement), which in- cludes a retirement age of 70... Set a public hearing on the widely discussed Gilman Boulevard LID (for final develop- ment of the entire road from SR 900 to Front), for November 7... Appointed Tommy W. Corder, 1855 W. Hepler Lane and Sue Walker, 208 Mountain Park Boulevard SW, to the Public Celebrations Commission. Natural Area access approved Members of the State parcel along Renton-lssa- access land will permit Parks and and Recreation quah Road near the Sunset building of some sanitary Commission have approved Quarry. facilities and the paving of a purchase of trail access land The 590-acre park, which small controlled access park- to open the Squak Mountain must be left as an unimprov- inglot. State Park Natural Area. ed natural area by terms of the donation, has been land- locked since it was deeded to the state in 1972. There has been no legal ac- cess to the land so far. The purchase of a trailhead and Meeting in Spokane, last month, the commission ap- proved, as submitted by state parks director Jan Tveten, the purchase of a 23-acre No date has been set for developing the trailhead, but state officials say some tem- porary makeready could per- mit use of the land next spr- ing. THE ISSAQUAH PRESS Published every Wednesday since 1900 45 Front St. S. (Box HH), Issaquah, King Co., WA 98027 Phone (206) 392-6434 $12.50 per year. $20.00 for two years in King County; $15.00 per year outside King County;S8.25 for senior citizens. Deborah Berto, managing editor; Rodi Shemeta Ludlum, associate editor; Terry McLafferty, reporter; Brian Bretland and Joan Blincoe, display advertising; Wilma Coleman, classifieds; Marilyn Boyden, circulation; Mytle Winslow, bookeeper; Roxalne Reynolds, Norma Starks, Fred Marler, contributing writers; Debbie Brusius, photographer and darkroom technician. DEADLINES News ............................. Friday, 5 p.m. ,,,.SeAPtb Display Advertising..." ...... " ...... Monday, 3 p m. "*,( Classified Advertising ............. Monday, 3 p.m. ,  Office Hours ............... Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. E OFFICIAL PAPER FOR THE CiTY OF ISSAQUAH Entered as second class matter at the Issa- quah Post Office under Act of March 2, 1897. A Division of Murray Publlshmi Company Letters Salmon Days squeezing out smaller clubs This letter is being written on behalf of the members of the Issaquah Valley Rock Club to voice our opinion regarding the increase of fees and restrictions placed on Salmon Days booths. We voted at our board meeting not to participate in Salmon Days this year because $60 for a booth is a bit much. Also, according to the registration requirements, no kit forms of any kind are allowed to be sold. We do have some items that fall into this category and we could eliminate these items, but why should we? They have been for sale on our table since the beginning. Our club is a non-profit organization promoting the rock hobby for anyone wishing to participate. We pay modest dues, pay the city for use of a place to meet, and have used Salmon Days to bolster our yearly budget. We have done quite nicely at Salmon Days in the past. This year we feel the pressure is too great, the space rental too high, and restric- tions too many. Why put up with the hassle? Changing times are gradually forcing clubs like ours out of existence. Variety makes for a more interesting event. How many pictures, pot- tery, weaving, carving, and food concessions must we look at before we come to a booth displaying something created by nature, used in its natural form or shaped by grinding tools to bring out the beauty of a stone or gem? We are not commercially oriented and are not in compe- tition with professionals. We were the only rock or gem booth entered in the past, and the merchandise we sold was collected or made by our members. The price was right, cheap. The kids loved it and some adults, too. I guess the point we want to make is we just do not like what is happening to Salmon Days and thought we would let someone know. Sincerely, John Goodman, President lssaquah Valley Rock Club A questionable .1 percent Regarding "The People of Issaquah" article in the Septem- ber 28 Visitor's Guide: If 50.2 percent are male and 49.7 percent are female what is the other. 1 percent of the population? Linda C. Smith P.S. 1 can think of all sorts of interesting possibilities. No room for good men in Issaquah? My letter is in response to your article about Fred Lind (September 21) and his trailers in Issaquah. I moved from Is- saquah a few years ago, but still enjoy the town, so maybe this will give you the view an outsider sees. I met Fred when I was thirteen, when I was logging with my father. Time after time Fred helped us one way or another, with no real personal gain to himself. Then when I was nine- teen, my father was killed logging. Again, Fred was the one I went to with questions of what to do. Now at thirty-one and knowing more of the things he has done for other people, ! have a respect for the man that I have for few people. So, Mr. Peterson, if the paper has conveyed your attitude correctly, I must say that I'm glad I left your town where Skippers Restaurant is welcome, and car dealers and any other.business, it seems, yet no place for a man who has already proved himself honest and helpful. I drive through Issaquah twice a day, and I would say "Bless God" if I saw twice as many trailers there because I would know an honest man was doing well instead of a face- less corporation. Even though you're trying to keep your city beautiful, when there is no place for good men in it, I see no beauty in it. Sincerely, Tom Fuller North Bend Students come first for Swick Many parents and teachers at Clark Elementary have had the recent and unexpected opportunity to meet with lssaquah School District's new superintendent, Dr. Swick, to provide unsolicited input for administrative change. It is with a great deal of gratitude that we say "thank you" publicly to Dr. Swick. Fie has demonstrated his talent as an administrator. He took the time to evaluate both sides of an issue. His reputation as a "people person" proved true as he, indeed, put the needs of the students as a top priority. We are encouraged that Dr. Swick has taken charge of Issa- quah School District's Administration and we are confident that the future decisions he makes will also be based on a great deal of research, fairness and sincerity. Sincerely, Lindi L. Petzoldt Terri Zutter Rhonda Nelson Gibson Nancy Szeliga Lynn Stevens Margo Campbell Government of men or laws It was quite startling to me to read that the Linds victims of new planning rules. It was cle disclosed that these rules have not even Rather they are still in the hearing stage. This can only mean that the City Council is impending regulations before they are formally laws, if they are made into laws. I always t is a country governed by laws, not ruled by men. It is easy to imagine that the City Council considers working in the best interests of the community. best interest of the community requires the laws able. History often repeats itself. I noticed the City / claims the legal standing of such permit give the owners unassailable rights to the old rules. cisely what the former City Attorney of Winsl0V ington) said when 1 was involved with a similar them. The Court of Appeals ruled against Winslow, noting that though the City numerous arguments, none had merit. I cannot predict what action the Linds will take. !(I however, that if their right to be treated under laws is denied them, then the rights of all other lssaquah are weakened as well, while the Council grows. The issue is not the zoning regulations as people can make far-reaching decisions that affect lives and those of others, based on existing laws. exert authority over people's lives on the basis enact new laws in the future, rather than administer laws? This is not an issue to be taken lightly. Richard C. Letters policy The lssaquah Press welcomes letters to subjects of local interest. Letters should be typed and submitted than 5 p.m. Friday for publication for Wednesday. No letter will be published unleSS signed by at least one individual, even if the ld represents the view of a group. Letters should be no longer than 500 wordS, Press reserves the righ't to edit for spelling, length and libel. Salmon Days Council MOt es Con,,.uo,,om Page, AAA J weeKena member Joe Peterson hoped districts will carry uniform was so close to the Continued from Page 1 it would make it easier to get guidelines on the ratio of Creek that an outside funding to rennovate buildings to open space, on the tiny lc the barn and environs; building height and other impact the waterwaY' -- a provision to give the criteria. A system of bonus Seminoff's lot is finisher in the 10 K was Patty first for girls in the 10 and third, Plumber's Friend city power to consider points by which developers odd parcels Eotto (18-29) with a time of under age group in the 10 K, driven by Tom Stokes of Is- protection of scenic views as can win special exemptions sale. The deepest 38:52. She was the 46th Sal was first in the boy's ll- saquah; artistic award to a guideline in approving con- becauseof doingextra well in ment of thelotis finisher overall. 14 agegroup in the 10 K, Bet- Chaleng-Ear driven by Bruce struction of tall buildings; protecting the environment, the bank of the In the 5 K, Jerry Rice was ty was sixth in the women's Christoferson of Marysviile, -- confirmed 5-2 that was also adopted, street, and in the winner (30-39 age group) 30-39 age group in the 10 K Smooth Mover award to K-D areas in the southwest of the lot is 30 feet deep. with a time of 16:25. The and Salvatore was first in the Racing Team from Burien, city, along 1-90, would be Holly St. EIS first female finisher was 60 and over for men in the 5 and in last place, Rug Rat kept to high open space ratio Before the council moved Seminoff, Kelley Smith in the 14-17 age K (more resuits in sports). Revenge owned by Doug "corporate headquarters" onto the broader planning sented a detailed group with a time of 18:48. Donand Don Doug. and other office type issues, it heard a complex eluding a home She was the 22nd finisher Clark Elementary Princi- development, and detailed appeal of a city ings that would overall. Shehas been the first pal Marty Budzius has Several groups also held In acompanion action, the staff decision to require an farther into the female finisher for two years trophies and ribbons that fundraisers over the weekend council gave final approval environmental impact state- foot setback inarow, were not picked up after the and gave away some ira- to an ordinance establishing ment on a proposed single recently-permitted race. Those who want their pressive prizes. The Issaquah the concept and specifics of family home on a small lot at ingof the home Norm Bright, a blind run- prizes should call him at 392- Fire Department awarded a performance districts as Third and Holly. The council net from Seattle, won in the 3621 or pick them up at trip to Reno to Gary Kelly of classifications for all land in The applicant was Wayne voted to require 60and over division in the 10 school. Snoqualmie; the American the city. The ordinance de- Seminoff, a Bellevue-based prepare a highly K. He holds many age group In the Spawn Prix gravity Association of University clares that all city land is developer who has made a EIS on only thei: records and has run in many driven car race, also held Women gave a computer to either established, redevelop- widely-publicized career out building on national and international Sunday, the Silver Bullet Ethel Dowling of Seattle and merit or development, or part of getting use of "unbuild- specifically competitions, owned by John Olson of the Issaquah Sportsman's of a series of districts around ablelots." they were not Six members of Issaquah's Bellevue took first place. Se- Club awarded its grand prize waterways, a hillside, a The city's EIS coordin- study that would DeSalvo family entered the cond was Escargot owned by of a fishing float trip to Bar- , wetlands or ahistoric site. ator, Carol Hoppler, had cost Seminoff race. Robin DeSalvo took Shirley DownhillyofSeattle; bara RoweofIssaquah. These performance ruled that Seminoff's land thereabouts. A haircut: more than taking a bit off the ends Rodi Shemeta Ludlum There may be nicer things in this world than getting a haircut, but don't bother me about those right now. I'm still high on my last cut and that was a week agO. I'm not sure if it's the actual cutting l like best, though it's hard to avoid a certain tingle down the spine when feel- ing cold steel on the back of your neck. I think the fun starts with the call for an appointment. I've always wondered why hair stylists (to be completely up-to-date, I should really call them hair "designers") never have last names -- not even on their business cards. I guess they don't have to worry about too many Debbies or Kathys in a salon. Hair designers always have cote or bizarre names. If you don't have a regular person to visit, they'll cheer- fully stick you with Coco at 4:30 or liana or Shawneen or Bunny. Some of the men have funny names too, bu more often you get a pretty straight Robert or Michael or James. Never Bob or Mike or Jim. Those guys fix cars. Most gratifying is the big fuss they always make over my name. "Rodil How darling! How did you ever think of it? Is it short for SOmething?" I could open my own hair shop on the strength of my name alone. The best hair places are the great huge ones in fancy department stores. It's got to have at least 30 chairs to make it worth the visit. One of my favorites is in Seattle. It has all the essential elements _ enormous couches to be swallowed up in while waiting, the French edition of - "Vogue", a permanent wave smell strong enough to melt your nose hairs and a huge counter of makeup to fool with. It's almost a shame when the "designer" actually shows up. I used to like the conservative types, the ones with regular old hair I could identify with. Now I like the bizarre ones. My last one was a short muscle-bound Hawaiian wearing floopy tan boots, enormous pleated black pants with a black sweater, a green and turquoise scarf twisted around his neck, earrings and a thick blond streak in his thick black hair. Working right next to me was a woman with coal black hair that stuck straight up on one side, a fluffy little dress with huge black and white stripes, blood red nails and black spike heels. It makes you wonder what their apartments are like. And do they go home and watch "The A-Team"? Or just test patterns? Do they eat corn flakes for breakfast? Or liver and whey shakes? Such thoughts can fill many a long cut-and-blow-dry session. If there's one thing that keeps me coming back panting for more, it's getting my hair washed. I didn't discover this until my very first professional haircut when 1 was working in San Francisco and having a hard adjusting to city life. I don't even remember my hair, but I sure remember the shampoo. tension left my body as she scrubbed my scalp w fingernails and strawberry suds. Since then, I've and worse shampoos, but none to equal the value of that first one. You can always tell how you'll be treated for hour by the designer's behaivor in the shampoo There are the boot camp commandos who down to the skull and rinse what hair is left with  regulation fire hose of scalding water. You can bet the ones who will rake your ear with a wire brusla, snarls by the roots', turn the blow dryer up to and then gag you with hair spray fumes. There are also the lectures and critics who tell swim too much, stay in the sun too much, got a cut wherever you went before and really ought body wave at least because there's nothing anyO  with such straight hair. When I finally did get aperm, these types wool "Ugh! You just got aperm, right? It's just much damage that does to your hair. What you is a $24 bottle of scientific-protein-amino tion-pack, available in the giant economy size.' fun to tell them you never spend morethan $2. poo and usually get something like Western Fa i drives 'era nuts.