Tuesday, October 2, 2007

What's News in Federal Way -- Oct. 2, 2007

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Community Safety Bulletin (PDF)
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM -- Encouraging citizens to practice simple crime prevention tips against fraudulent scams. More... (PDF)

Review: The Reserve (formerly Heights On West Campus)
APARTMENTRATINGS.COM (9/30) -- Build onto a wooded hillside, the Reserve offers first rate apartment living. The greenery of the setting got me to take a second look, but the friendly service and respectful attitude of the staff is what really sold me. (Overall Rating: 28%) More... (Map)

Federal Way police pushing for midnight curfew
KOMOTV.COM (9/26) -- In an attempt to curb teen-related violence, police here are pushing for a curfew ordinance in the city to help drive down the crime rate. Police want to keep juveniles off the streets between midnight and 6 a.m., with some exceptions. Police say the ordinance would get the parents involved in helping prevent tragedies like the one that instantaneously changed Roxann Ditolla's life last month. More...

Controversial Curfew
KING5.COM (9/26) -- How does one weigh a juvenile's liberties versus other citizens' safety concerns? Federal Way is delicately crafting a curfew proposal for juveniles that would make it illegal to be on the streets between midnight and 6AM, with certain exceptions. More...

Rolling up the sidewalks
FEDERALWAYAN.COM (9/26) -- A new front in the city’s struggle to grow into a modern city while maintain a small-town image: a midnight curfew for minors. Undaunted by the failure of Sumner’s curfew attempt, which was struck down in 2003 as unconstitutional, Federal Way is looking to the examples of Auburn and Tacoma, which have curfews that remain in place -- largely because they have not been challenged. More...

Thursday editorials: How to draft a teen curfew
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (9/26) -- Federal Way city officials shouldn’t act like crafting a legally sufficient teen curfew ordinance is impossible. Tacoma has shown how to do it. More...

$423,000 for new police cars
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (9/30) -- The City of Federal Way is spending $423,000 to buy nine more patrol cars so officers who live in the Federal Way area can take their cars home. More...

What’s That? Perky’s (AKA Java Jive Jr.)
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (9/29) -- They all look a little different. This one has more angles. Bonney Lake has more curves. I’m just trying to be different and give people their morning joy. More... (Map)

17-year-old arrested in drive-by shooting at Federal Way park
SEATTLETIMES.NWSOURCE.COM (9/27) -- A 17-year-old suspected of injuring two teens in a drive-by shooting in Federal Way was arrested Wednesday. Federal Way police have been searching for Christopher Hendricks since Aug. 1, when two 16-year-olds, a boy and a girl, were shot in Steel Lake Park from a passing van. One suffered serious injuries, said Federal Way police spokeswoman Stacy Flores. More...

Press release regarding the arrest of suspect Hendricks. (PDF)
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM (10/1) -- The nearly two month search for suspect Christopher D. Hendricks finally ended on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at approximately 5:00 a.m., with his arrest in Burien by King County Sheriffs deputies. More...

Wi-Fi on your way to Work
FEDERALWAYBLOG.COM (9/29) -- Sound Transit has added wi-fi access to many of its Express Bus fleet including Federal Way’s route 577. More...

Auto shop teaches skills that pay the bills
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (9/25) -- Auto shop at Decatur High School isn't the class for students to attend if they want to goof off. District officials and automotive technology teacher Luke Thompson take their auto shop seriously. More... (Map)

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"
SEATTLETIMES.NWSOURCE.COM (9/28) -- Centerstage Theatre in Federal Way begins its season with Charles Ludlam's literate two-actor spoof of Victorian Gothic fiction, monster movies, Egyptology and other cultural bric-a-brac. More... (Map)

Support Proposition 1
ALEXGARCIAINSEATTLE.BLOGSPOT.COM (9/28) -- Proposition 1 is an 18 billion dollar transit project that will add 50 miles of light rail to connect Bellevue, Redmond’s Overlake area, Mercer Island, Northgate, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood,Alderwood, the 164th Street/Ash Way area, Des Moines, Federal Way and Tacoma. More...

Longtime Scout camp can become city park
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (9/26) -- A Pierce County Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Federal Way to purchase the Boy Scouts’ Camp Kilworth near Dash Point and preserve it as a park. More... (Map)

Press Release: Judge rules Scouts can sell Camp Kilworth to the City of Federal Way
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM -- In a ruling late yesterday, Pierce County Superior Court Judge Thomas P. Larkin determined that the Pacific Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America may sell the 25-acre Scouts property known as Camp Kilworth to the City of Federal Way without violating the original intent of the William Kilworth Trust and the Florence Kilworth Trust. More... (Map)

Council approves perks for police
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (9/25) -- On Sept. 18, the Federal Way City Council unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement between the Federal Way Police Guild and the city. More...

Oktoberfest Tasting
EXPLOITSEATTLE.COM -- Bier her, bier her, oder ich fall um! Celebrate Oktoberfest at 99 Bottles in Federal Way and try Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr german beers. More...

Helping hand for home repairs
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (9/25) -- Sagging roofs, rotting floors and leaking plumbing generally carry expensive price tags to replace, but some King County residents are eligible to obtain the repairs without any out-of-pocket costs. More... (Map)

Meet the candidates: Suzanne Smith vs. Len Englund
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (9/25) -- To educate the public before the Nov. 6 election, The Mirror is giving candidates an opportunity to answer questions regarding important issues facing the Federal Way School District. More...

‘Tip a Cop’ earns a refill for Special Olympics
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (10/2) -- Hannah Garoutte, 11, giggled as she slipped easily out of her handcuffs on Saturday and dangled them cockily in front of police officer Darius Aldridge's face. It's a good thing the arrest was just pretend. More...

Community center falls short financially
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (10/2) -- A consultant has been hired to determine why the Federal Way Community Center, with its new equipment and wide range of amenities, is not experiencing the amount of success projected in its 2007 annual budget. More... (Map)

Local businesses, volunteers give back to Federal Way
FEDERALWAYNEWS.NET (10/2) -- As part of the annual United Way Day of Caring, 50 employees from WaMu and Microsoft Corporation volunteered at Multi-Service Center's Federal Way Food Bank, Friday, September 21, to help promote volunteerism and to learn first-hand the issues of poverty in the Federal Way area. More...

Gators, Eagles play to a scoreless tie
FEDERALWAYNEWS.NET (10/2) -- A scoreless tie on the scoreboard may look boring, but not Thursday's Federal Way vs. Decatur battle at Federal Way Memorial. More...

Pacific Highway South Hov Lanes Phase IV Open House
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM -- This roadway improvement project affects YOU! Please plan to come to the Open House to learn about the project and discuss your concerns with City staff. Monday, October 8, 2007 More...

Knutzen Family Theatre presents an Open House and Musical Review
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM -- In conjunction with Theatre of Puget Sound's Family Day, the Knutzen Family Theatre will hold an Open House and a Musical Revue performance which will include but is not limited to past productions of the Summer Youth Musical Theatre program. Grab your family and come on down to get your questions answered and be entertained! Saturday, Oct. 20. More... (Map)

Knutzen Family Theatre presents Cowboy Review
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM -- TJ Casey is a nationally recognized western, western-swing, singer-songwriter-poet. Saturday, October 27. More... (Map)

Knutzen Family Theatre presents THUGS: A Musical Mafiaso
CITYOFFEDERALWAY.COM -- Auditions November 5 and 10. Opening Night: Jan. 25, 2008. More... (Map)



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