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Gross onbacher Bros 61/+ N,W. 6th Ave. Coupon clippers - there are great bargains waiting inside for y, o00o00oo THE 1 SSAQUP00 H PRESS Thirty-five cents per copy SERVING ISSAQUAH SINCE 1900 , Vol. 83, No. 43, October 26, 1983 ,,hter John Jumper "ously iniured after fall R. Jumper, a 37- city fire fighter and for a King County l0 fire commis- Post this election, was ured Wednesday accident inside the city It Monday night was still listed in Condition at Over- with a severe and with spinal not yet ruled out, to hospital spokes- was hurt when he fell some 12 to 14 landed on his head COncrete floor. no witnesses to but a fellow and Lt. was working office and heard of the fall. Lindsay reached was unconscious. reports by para- Jumper did regain conscious- 10 p.m. Wednes- seven hours after aid call went out. Fire Chief Toby who was on vac- at the,time of the acci- it is still unknown happened. "We John Jumper may never know," Singleton said Monday "It has always been my biggest fear that someone can be doing a perfectly legitimate job, be doing it really well, by the book, and still get hurt and not be found for a long time right in our own station." Singleton said it appears Jumper was working on an overhead air pressure line that is used to keep a fire trucks air brakes at full pressure. One truck has been leaking despite the replacement of two new valves, he said, and Jumper had mentioned he would get to it. Jumper is the depart- ment&apos;s chief maintenance mechanic. Hospital staff say there is no way yet to estimate the damages Jumper has suf- fered, and consequently no estimated time for his release. Jumper is a candidate for the Fire Commission post held by Earle Sodermon. The two men did not have to face a primary election, and the final vote comes November 8. There has been no indica- tion from Jumper's family if he sees any difficulty in con- tinuing to be a cnadidate. He would not take office until January. Jumper is the most serious- ly injured city employee of record. Records indicate that no city employee has ever been killed on the job, and only two persons, one with long-term back problems and the other with emotional stress, have retired on dis- ability, as far back as city records go. 5 ;/ii ii::! ;i:! 5 i!:!!i!: i  ii!i!  ::4 < > flreflghter John Jumper is attended by medics minutes after falling from a 14- the city fire station. Photo by Terry McLafferty. tQsty recipe could win you a vacation good recipe could You away for a relax- on the Wash- coast or in the rain at Kalaloch or ' Quinault Lodge. Issaquah Press' se- annual "Country :book" recipe contest award the get-away for two to the prize winner. The two nights and meals, a $250 The deadline for entries is Fri- recipe contest has each of will have a first :Winner and prize. Store Deli-Cafe award a $30 gift cer- for the winner in the appetizer 'category. The best soup will win a $25 gift certificate from Mark-lt Foods. A choice of $25 worth of meat from Fischer's will be awarded to the entree division win- her. The dessert category prize is lunch for four and a $25 gift certificate from Puget Sound Baking Company. Darigold Farms will present an assortment of dairy pro- ducts to the baker with the best cookie recipe. A new category has been added this year for ethnic dishes. The winner of this divi- sion will win a set of Chicago Cutlery steak knives from Ben Franklin. Contestants may submit a recipe using an official entry blank found inside this issue of the Press or at any of the above co- sponsors. Mail or drop off at the Press office, 45 Front Street South. Preliminary judging will be done by profes- sional chefs. Three final- ists in each category will be asked to prepare their recipe for a taste-off at the Holiday Inn, Sunday, November 6, at 1 p.m. Six judges will score the food on presentation, texture, color, taste and overall opinion. Everyone is welcome to taste-off to watch the judging and sniff the aromas of Issaquah's best recipes. I I IIII On the loose He looks savage, but actually he'a just hungry for his liver and bacon dinner. Kunta, who haunts the Sycamore home of John and Joan Blincoe, will be prowling the streets on Halloween, waiting to cross your path. Photo by Rodi Shemeta Ludlum. III Issaquah schools continue to lose money to vandals, burglars Every rock heaved through a plate glass window, every jimmied locker, every stolen microscope, camera and tool are tallied up for Issaquah schools in a report issued to the School Board this week. The news is not encouraging -- $39,000 in losses from theft and vandalism over the past two school years, and the situation is not improv- ing. Worst hit is Issaq'uah High, which suffered twice the losses of the second most vulnerable school, lssaquah Junior High. Since the 1981 school year began, the high school has lost more than $15,000 to vandals and burglars. Neighboring Issa- quah Junior High lost more than $7,000. Both schools show a dramatic increase in thefts from the 81-82 school year to the next and the junior high's vandalism losses quadrupled in that I IIII SCHOOL time period. The School Board is scheduled to discuss the report at its regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 26. The district's elementary schools, with less expensive equipment to steal and a less violent clientele, suffered relatively few losses to van- dals and almost no thefts. The two elementary schools with security systems, Maple Hills and Sunny Hills, sus- tained the fewest losses of all -- Maple Hills the least in the district with $420 in losses over the past two years and Sunny Hills the third fewest with $671 in losses. The elementary schools had abnormally high losses in different years. Apollo was plagued by a rash of window- smashing in the 81-82 year. By the time the culprit was caught, Apollo had suffered an unusually high $1,100 in vandalism costs. The next year it was Clark's turn .to take a beating on broken windows, and it lost more than $1,000 to vandals, com- pared to $321 the year before. Though Issaquah High looks like a fortress from the parking lot, with its solid cinderblock face, it is in fact remarkably easy to scale the wooden eight-foot walls on the sides of the building, according to students. Burglars have shown again and again over the past two years -- and especially in re- cent months -- that stealing valuable equipment from the school is as simple as un- locking a door. In July, more than a ton of weight-lifting equipment valued at $2300 disappeared from the gym lobby, where it was being used by the football team. There was no sign of forced entry. The equipment was re- placed, so does not affect the popular weight-lifting classes, which average 42 to 44 students a session. In August, video cassette recorders with a total value of $1500 were stolen from the media room and have not yet been replaced, though they were insured. Media classes are also popular, which has left teacher John Jarvinen frustrated. "The lack of equipment and the number of kids makes everything more difficult," he admitted. Again, there was no sign of forced entry to the media room. The door was found unlocked when the burglaries were discovered. A few days after school began, burglars struck again, this time taking two Radio Shack computers valued at $1000 apiece. They got into the room by chipping putty from the window edges and Continued on Page 6 I VANDALISM THEFT gYEAR 81-82 82-83 81-82 82-83 TOTAL ISSAQUAH HIGH ISSAQUAH JR. HIGH LIBERTY HIGH MAYWOOD JR. HIGH PINE LAKE JR. HIGH APOLLO CLARK SUNSET MAY VALLEY ISSAQUAH VALLEY SUNNY HILLS BRIARWOOD MAPLE HILLS $2,405 $ 3,282 $1,900 $ 7,688 $15,275 1,225 4,220 461 1,591 7,497 625 565 881 2,601 4,672 571 564 0 1,200 2,335 576 881 360 42 1,859 1,132 164 250 0 1,546 321 1,021 0 0 1,342 146 894 0 0 1,040 203 170 0 625 998 94 30 0 600 724 294 377 0 0 671 489 132 0 0 621 198 222 0 0 420 TOTALS II I I $8,279 $12,522 I I II 3,852 $14,347 $39,000 I Sample Copy This is your sample copy. of the Issaquah Press. If you already sub- scribe, thank you! If you don't, we hope you'll take the time to look us over, then use the coupon inside offering a $3 per year sav- ings to new subscribers. This week's Press is typical of those delivered every week to our sub- scribers. You'll find the latest rezone controversies on the Pickering Farm- Skyport land, candidate profiles of King County Council hopefuls, and an in-depth look at our school security. Read about County Ex- ecutive Randy Revelle's day long visit to Issaquah, and the Indian's home- coming game victory. Features about interesting local people, opinions, clubnews and a lot more fill these pages. Conscien- tious shoppers will appre- ciate the classified ads, grocery specials and other. local bargains. At least once a month, the Press publishes a special section on a topic of local interest. Coming in November is 'Country Cookbook', a collection of Issaquah's best recipes. In December it will be the winter program for the Parks and Recreation Department, and in January we'll help you make a new year's reso- lution with 'Looking Good... Feeling Good'. The Press is about lssa- quah, for the people of Issaquah. It is for you. We hope you'll enjoy this copy enough to join our growing list of sub- scribers. Read on! Comp Plan zoning halted as Mitchell presents new idea by Terry McLafferty While Mayor A.J. Culver and city staff members grimaced, the Issaquah City Council referred the 1-90 Comprehensive Plan zoning regulations back .c the Policy Planning Committee Monday night, just minutes before the final vote which would have enacted the plan. Despite softly-voiced warnings that the action could add two months to the final approval process, the council voted 6-1 to table the final vote. The heart of the council's work over the past several years may have been thrown open by the move, some members suggested. The action came when council member Dick Mit- chell proposed, at the last possible moment, a com- pletely new strategy for calculating the relationship of developed land to open space land in all of the plan- ning subareas. Mitchell proposed a for- mula which he said will maxi- mize the creative relationship between the city and develop- ment architects to bring the most modern design and con- struction ideas to the city. His proposal would set all subareas parcels over 15 acres in a 50-50 development to open space ratio, and per- mit developers to earn bonus points for increased building density. Mitchell said his proposal would open some lands even more than the miniinum 30 percent open space scheduled to be allowed in some zones under current plans. Plots under 15 acres do not fit the formula well, Mitchell explained, and would be con- trolled under the previously proposed guidelines. The proposal is a highly technical one that brought a round of blank stares in various parts of Mitchell's presentation. In a cover letter which ac- companied Mitchell's calculations, he told fellow council members the idea for the new formulas first came to him from George Kreso- vich, attorney for the propos- ed developers of the Picker- ing Farm. Kresovich told the council that his clients believe any ci- ty plans must look closely at the relationship between open space rations and the ratio of gross building floor space to the base site area. Mitchell's proposal is an attempt to meet that challenge. "Right now," Mitchell said, "the plan doesn't work." Come "'lore us for our Champagne Sunday Brunch featuring Crepes a la Reine Poached Eggs Benedict Fried Chicken Beef Stew Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms Plus fresh vegetables de jour, assorted fresh (ruits and our own French pastries. ]o a.m.- 2 p.m. $7.95 (004.95 00hild0000n) NOW IN OUR LOUNGE The multi-talented Dan Hausler on guitar, organ, trombone and others Filling your requests, Tues.-Sat. of Issaquah exit 15 off 1-90 392"6421