Sunday, December 16, 2007

What's News in Federal Way -- Dec. 16

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Kilworth park development trapped in legal limbo
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (12/10) -- Legal wrangling over a deed threatens to delay Federal Way’s purchase of Camp Kilworth for a year or longer and could even kill the deal. Trustees for the estates of the Kilworth family have appealed a ruling that cleared the way for the city to buy the Boy Scout camp for $3 million. More...

Job - Sales Recruiter to $33k+
LONGBEACHCAREERS.NET (12/09) -- Challenging career position for sales recruiter with a Staffing Specialist company. You will identify,qualify and develop solutions for key clients in regards to clerical, accounting and sales staffing in the South Sound area. More...

Town Hall With Adam Smith
WASHBLOG.COM (12/09) -- ... Smith went on to state the obvious, that the Iraqi adventure had been grossly mismanaged and that Democrats were doing their damndest to rein it in ... when a group from Federal Way Matters stood up in the back of the auditorium and displayed their T-shirts which spelled out the word "IMPEACH." ... More...

Acccountability Comes to Town? I don't think so!
GOODGOVERNMENTBLOG.BLOGSPOT.COM (12/08) -- Proponents of the Strong Mayor-Council Initiative named their group ACT, short for Accountability Comes to Town. They proclaim that by changing our form of government that an independently elected strong mayor, as chief executive officer of the city will be more accountable than the current city manager. Nothing could be further from the truth and in fact there will be far less accountability under their proposal. More...

Downtown high-rise plan makes more room for retail
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (12/07) -- The Federal Way City Council approved, 6-0, the $6.156 million sale of the former 4.1-acre AMC Theatre site to Canadian developer United Properties Ltd. City staff has worked with United Properties to alter its proposal to better serve Federal Way since July 17, when the city council chose the developer to create a sense of community downtown through the creation of a four-tower, mixed-use project called Symphony. More...

Safe City Federal Way Kicked Off
VOICEOFSOUTHSOUND.TYPEPAD.COM\ (12/07) -- A two-year project between the Federal Way Police Department, the City of Federal Way, the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce, and Target Corporation ushers in a new era of community policing. More...

Smile, thieves: You're on city's cameras
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (12/07) -- Onlookers watched Tuesday as a man prowled the Macy’s parking lot -- peering into vehicles’ windows -- before opening the door of a parked truck and rummaging through its contents. The man was caught on camera as part of a staged demonstration that illustrated how 25 closed-circuit cameras will be used to catch criminals in Federal Way’s downtown core. The cameras are part of a program called Safe City. More...

Join the $10,000 food bank challenge
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (12/07) -- The Multi-Service Center’s Federal Way Food Bank has a challenge for Federal Way residents: Match the $10,000 donated by the city. The City Council voted on Dec. 4 to grant $10,000 to the Food Bank and now hopes that others in the city will join in the giving. Now is also a good time to donate money because with the matching grants and purchasing discounts the Food Bank receives, $1 donated can be turned into $4 worth of food, said Tricia Schug, community relations manager for the Multi-Service Center. More...

Busting communication barriers
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (12/07) -- Increasingly, Federal Way’s police officers are called to a scene where they can’t easily communicate with the people involved because of language barriers. Often the first responders to an emergency, police officers must quickly determine what happened as well as identify potential victims and possible suspects. More...

Opponents organize to fight strong-mayor ballot measure
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (12/07) -- A group has formed to oppose the Feb. 19 ballot initiative to switch to a strong, elected mayor in Federal Way. Barbara Reid is chairwoman of the 10-member steering committee for the new group called Federal Way Works. Reid, retired from corporate communications at The Boeing Co., says her city’s current council-manager form of government works well and has been accountable to the public. More...

Performing arts center will survive if slated for mixed use
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (12/07) -- C.H. Johnson Consulting presented its first phase of findings Dec. 5 on the feasibility of a Federal Way performing arts center. The firm found that a performance hall could survive in Federal Way, but it would need strong anchor tenants and ownership partners. More...

Spokane man sues Scouts for alleged abuse in early 1960s
THEOLYMPIAN.COM (12/07) -- A Federal Way man is suing the Boy Scouts of America and its Spokane scouting council, alleging he was sexually molested by a scoutmaster in the early 1960s. In the Spokane County Superior Court lawsuit filed Tuesday, Len Zickler contends that former assistant scoutmaster William Cormana sexually molested him during outings to Camp Cowles at Diamond Lake, north of Spokane, starting in 1962. More...

City sells land for massive towers
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (12/06) -- A project to build four skyscrapers as tall as 24 stories -- the biggest buildings in downtown Federal Way -- will go forward, despite last-minute objections about the developer’s past financial and building problems. The developer, United Properties Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C., filed for protection in Canada six years ago, similar to a Chapter 11 reorganization. More...

Sixth-grader's bubble invention eliminates needles
SEATTLEPI.NWSOURCE.COM (12/06) -- Sitting on a desk in his middle school classroom, sixth-grader James Gentry is confident and curious. Cradled in his hands is another hand, a yellow one made with a wad of tissue packed into one of his mother's dishwashing gloves. Clear packing tape holds a dime-size dot to the wrist of the faux-paw. More...

Multi-service Center and Caregiving Network team up to make this holiday memorable for Federal Way children
FEDERALWAYNEWS.NET (12/05) -- When there isn't much stretching room in a budget, buying Christmas gifts can put a low-income family into a deeper financial crisis. Fortunately, the caring Federal Way community can help insure that every child will have at least one gift to open on Christmas morning. Through the annual Giving Tree, sponsored by Multi-Service Center and the Caregiving Network, local residents can stop by the Giving Tree table at the Commons mall (located in the center area between the movie theatre and Target), now through Dec. 16, take a slip of paper with a toy suggestion listed on it, and go buy that toy to be donated to Christmas House. More...

Don't like needles? Try Bubble Wrap
FEDWAYMIRROR.COM (12/04) -- James Gentry, like many 12-year-olds, hates getting shots. So with the painful experience of back-to-school shots fresh in his mind this fall, he came up with a creative way to use Bubble Wrap to dispense medicine through a patient’s skin. More...

City of Federal Way's Safe City Initiative Will Demonstrating City-Wide Public Safety Camera Technology
GOVTECH.COM (12/04) -- LenSec, a provider of IP-based public safety camera solutions to cities, school districts, and universities, has announced their involvement in Safe City Federal Way (Washington), a project the company says will that will usher in a new era of community policing. More...

City jumps on the hybrid wagon
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (12/03) -- Federal Way is going green by spending as much as $50,000 extra to buy five hybrid vehicles and up to $80,000 to develop a plan for how the city can best protect the environment. The City Council is one of the first in the South Sound to take such steps since former President Bill Clinton spoke on stopping global warming last month at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Summit in Seattle. More...

Going to Federal Way? The police have their eyes on you
THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM (12/03) -- Santa won’t be the only omniscient mortal watching to see if you’ve been naughty or nice in Federal Way next year. The cops will have an eye on you too. Make that 25 eyes. From their squad cars, patrol officers will have Wi-Fi control over 25 video cameras strategically mounted throughout a 1-square-mile zone around The Commons, Federal Way’s regional shopping mall. More...

The homeless need our help
SEATTLETIMES.NWSOURCE.COM (12/03) -- It is important to remember our homeless neighbors as we approach the coldest part of the year. During last winter's one-night count of people living on the streets and in shelters, there were 7,839 people in King County, 271 of these in South King County. More...

Review: Federal Way Korean Fried Chicken Report
CHOWHOUND.COM (12/02) -- Last week, when I visited my mother in Des Moines, I decided check out Korean fried chicken. There are two KFC places in Federal Way, just about a block from each other. Cockatoo's Chicken Restaurant (33130 Pacific Highway S., No. 5) and Hanmaum's. Don't bother looking for the signs, unless you read Korean. I got to Cockatoo's first, heading south. More...

How are Federal Way’s students doing?
FWCON.WORDPRESS.COM (12/02) -- Several years ago the School Board, and I believe I was a member, decided that we could raise the rigor of our high schools by installing the Advanced Placement Program in 3 of our 4 high schools. Thomas Jefferson already had the International Baccalaureate Program in place so it didn’t make sense to scrap a truly great program to adopt the Advanced Placement Program. More...

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