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Wednesday, September 02, 2015 This Week's Paper

Seattle criminal defense attorney Aaron Pelley will give a lecture on what the passage of I-502 means to local medical marijuana users at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Green Light Expo, 5408 South Tacoma Way.

The new state law, passed on Nov. 6, legalizes the possession of up to 1 oz. of marijuana by adults, aged 21 or older, for recreational use. It goes into effect on Dec. 6, and Pelley will cover various implications.

ACLU Washington also recently posted a frequently asked questions page about the new law, which you can find here.

Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said I-502 presented little significant change to local law enforcement since marijuana was considered “a low priority” even before its passage. But it remains to be seen how the conflict between state law and federal law - which still classifies marijuana as illegal - will play out.

“We’re waiting to see what the feds are going to do,” Fulghum said. “I think it’s going to be a learning process for everyone.”

Rams stop Tides’ surge in opener

A balanced scoring attack led by freshman David Jenkins’ 17 points helped the Wilson fend off a late Gig Harbor charge as the Rams opened their season with a 71-64 non league win on Friday night.

The Rams got off to a quick start offensively. Ivy Smith (15 points), Alphonso Anderson (11 points) and Keun Thompson (10 points) helped lead a first-quarter surge that gave Wilson a seven-point lead at 24-17, and it would be a lead they would not relinquish.

The second quarter was the turning point, as the Rams tightened the screws defensively, holding the Tides to just three points – with no field goals – as Wilson would take a 42-20 lead into the locker room at halftime.

But as happens sometimes with young and experienced teams, the Rams left their “A” game in the locker room coming out for the second half, scoring a mere 10 points as their lead diminished to 52-36 entering the fourth quarter.

The Tides would cut into the lead further in the fourth quarter with the long range marksmanship of Carson Gearhart, who would find the range with 12 points on four three-pointers. The Tides trimmed the once large Wilson lead down to six with just under a minute left, but Ivy Smith would calmly drain six free throws down the stretch to fend off the late Tides surge. The Rams will host the SPSL 2A Washington Patriots next Wednesday night at 7:00 pm at the Byrd Gym.

Lady Eagles hold off Tigers in season opener

After mounting a big first-half lead, Life Christian outlasted a fourth-quarter push by Carli Hallis and Stadium to top the Tigers 41-35 in the Eagles’ first game of the season tonight at Stadium High School.

The Eagles raced out to a 10-0 lead with just over five minutes left in the first quarter on Johnnise Moore’s rebound and put-back, and led 12-5 heading into the second. Moore added three early baskets in the second quarter to build the lead to 20-5, and it was a 23-9 advantage at the half after the Tigers’ Amber Longrie hit a two-point jumper at the buzzer.

Longrie helped Stadium get off to a quick start in the third quarter with a three-pointer, and teammate Felisha Bradley added a three of her own to cut the deficit to 23-15. But Life Christian’s Taylor Boles answered with a layup at the other end, and built the lead back to 32-19 with a three-point play later in the third.

Trailing 34-21 heading into the final quarter, Hallis brought the Tigers back within 36-29 with four buckets in just over three minutes. The senior forward scored 12 of the Tigers’ 14 points in the period, and pulled Stadium within 38-33 with a layup with three minutes left. Shaya Murray’s layup after a steal later pulled the Tigers within 39-35 with just over a minute left, but Boles later sealed it with two free throws on the other end.

Moore finished with 16 points and six rebounds for Life Christian, while Boles had 12 points, Long added eight points and freshman Courtney Youngblood hauled in a game-high 12 rebounds. Hallis led the Tigers with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Bradley had eight points and Kallie Broughton had five points and seven rebounds for Stadium.

Local hip-hop fans know that Macklemore is the hottest rapper to hail from Seattle since Sir Mix-A-Lot declared his love for gluteus maximus. And of late, a lot of the buzz has surrounded his marriage equality anthem “Same Love,” a cut that earned him notable praise from Ellen Degeneres. But now, it's stirring up controversy in the Midwest. As KING 5 reports, a Michigan teacher was suspended for playing Mack's song for her 8th grade class. Susan Johnson thought here kids might benefit from its core message, “human rights for everybody.” But one of her students complained, leading to her immediate suspension.

Macklemore responded on his web site: “I believe that Ms. Johnson getting suspended is completely out of line and unjust. However, I think it’s important for moments like these to be exposed and for us to pay attention and respond. This level of intolerance and fear is still very active in America, but at times is not completely visible.”

Read the rest here. Or click the YouTube video if you're not up to speed on the song. But NSFW warning: it does contain homophobic slurs, albeit in the context of speaking out against them.

In Washington, we've moved on to ending other types of prohibition. But your great granddaddy may remember a time when he couldn't legally get his mitts on something we now take for granted: booze.

Passed on Oct. 28, 1919, the Volstead Act banned the sale of “intoxicating liquors” with the unintended consequences of putting the Mob on steroids and - on the bright sight – sparking a really wild and decadent underground Jazz scene. Big up, Sir Duke!

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Olympia's second annual Repeal Day Prohibition Celebration will commemorate the 79th anniversary of Volstead ending with an evening of music, burlesque and, of course, tasty libation. The fun starts at 6 p.m., music at 7, at the Capitol Theater, 206 Fifth Ave., SE, in Olympia.

“A lot of the cocktails we're serving are handmade, and the recipes come from the early '30s, late '20s,” said Capitol Theater booker Audrey Henley, who created the event with Brad Knutson of Olympia's Swing Wine Bar and Cafe. “Some of them have a lot of really interesting flavors and ingredients that are traditional ... but you don't see them very much today.”

Revelers can come as they are or immerse themselves in the Jazz Age, as many did last year, by dressing to the nines in their best fedoras and flapper gear. Adding to the ambiance is a new speakeasy set that will be built onstage; patrons can order drinks, mingle with the sultry ladies of TUSH! Burlesque, or dance and sing along to the jazzy stylings of Greta Jane Quartet and Scuff & Al. But a word to the wise: Get there early before some dirty rat coppers show up to spoil the fun, see. Mmyah! Mmyah!

It goes without saying that you have to be 21 to attend this one. Admission is $10 for Olympia Film Society Members, $15 for non-members; (360) 754-6670 or for further details.

In Tacoma, Doyle's Public House, 208 St.Helens Ave., will also recognize Repeal Day, details here. Or, for those who just want to chill and celebrate on your their own, Mary Pickford and French 75 recipes can be found on the recipe page, which is here.

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