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Firm’s unlikely client:

Bin Laden’s ex-driver
Seattle lawyers taking on Bush, Guantanamo the United States and exposing inhumane con-
ditions at the Guantanamo Bay prison.
More to the point for Perkins partners Harry
BY PAUL SHUKOVSKY from the Seattle firm of Perkins Coie would find Schneider, 54, and Joe McMillan, 48, is the real-
P-I reporter themselves defending a dirt-poor Yemeni tribes- ization they’re not only defending their client, ANDY ROGERS / P-I
man with a fourth-grade education. but also the rule of law that defines America as a Perkins Coie partners Joe McMillan, left, and Harry
With corporate clients such as The Boeing But the tribesman is Osama bin Laden’s for- civilized society. McMillan felt he had “to stand Schneider are overseeing Salim Ahmed Hamdan’s pro bono
Co. and more than a third of a billion dollars in mer driver. And defending him, the lawyers say, case. McMillan said he felt he had “to stand up and
annual revenue, it might seem odd that lawyers means checking the power of the president of SEE TERROR, A7 participate in an effort to rein in” President Bush.

on other
side? No
Hillary Clinton spent Memorial
way, say
Day in Puerto Rico, where she
vowed to end the Iraq war. Barack
Obama visited a memorial for
New Mexico’s fallen soldiers. And
John McCain said he and Obama
should visit Iraq together. A6 Gregoire, Rossi battle
for eco-credentials
Staying safe
on campus BY CHRIS McGANN
P-I Capitol correspondent

UW students assigned to invent a

Campaigning out of a hybrid SUV that
company started paying attention gets about 27 miles per gallon, Republican
to the news: three incidents of gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi says that
violence on or near campus in a when it comes to the environment, he’s more
week. They got their idea: self- progressive than many voters might think.
defense kits, with police-grade Rossi’s agenda calls for converting the
pepper spray and a whistle. B1 state motor pool to hybrid and plug-in vehi-
cles by 2015, providing a sales tax exemption
on hybrid vehicles, replacing fish-killing road
Backyard culverts and implementing massive conges-
tion relief projects that he says will eliminate
vacations millions of tons of carbon
emissions produced by
With Americans expected to spend
the summer in their backyards
cars stuck in traffic.
Rossi, who like GOP
instead of on the road, retailers
are promoting grills, outdoor
presidential candidate
Sen. John McCain says
furniture and inflatable pools – global warming is a prob-
lem that must be ad-
good things for a “staycation.” E1 WEB
dressed, is running to-
ward an issue many Re- For election stories,
ALSO IN publicans dismiss or ig- statistics, photos,
nore – the environment. blogs and
THE NEWS “It really comes from
commentary, visit
my Tlingit Alaskan Na-
WORLD/NATION tive grandmother, who
taught my mom, who
One-child rule: Chinese officials taught all seven of us
said families with a child killed, kids, that you’ve got to
severely injured or disabled in the leave the campsite better than you found it,”
country’s devastating earthquake Rossi said.
would be exempt from the strict “I’ve spent six years on the board of the
one-child policy. A3 Nature Conservancy, I’ve been 10 years now
on the board of the Mountains to Sound
Report from Mars: The Phoenix Greenway, as a (state) senator, I received the
Lander spent its first full day on Good Green Deeds award twice from the
Mars checking its instruments as it Washington Conservation Voters.”
prepares to claw through layers of But Democrats say Rossi’s green streak
soil in hopes of reaching ice. A5 may be a mile wide, but it’s not deep enough
to splash the wheel wells of his recently pur-
chased Ford Escape. And most environmental
SEATTLE National Guard medic Master Sgt. Kevin Johnson was driving a Humvee outside Baghdad on May 12, 2004, when the groups back Gov. Chris Gregoire.
vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, killing Sgt. Jeffrey Shaver. Shaver was the first Washington National Guard soldier “Mr. Rossi can purchase a hybrid in an
Folklife shooting: Bail was set at election year, but that token action doesn’t
$350,000 for a man suspected of to die in the war in Iraq, and the first to die in combat since the Korean War. Johnson came to Tahoma National measure up to Governor Gregoire’s track rec-
firing a bullet that injured three at Cemetery on Monday to visit Shaver’s grave and to attend annual Memorial Day ceremonies. ord of fighting global warming and protecting
the Northwest Folklife Festival. B1 the environment,” said Aaron Toso, spokes-
Outside of partisan politics, environmental
INDEX George W. Bush pays tribute on his Thousands gather from throughout the Photo gallery of the many ways we honor
TODAY’S WEATHER last Memorial Day as president. A6 region to recognize fallen veterans. B1 those who have served our country. SEE GREEN, A9
Showers and sun breaks.
High 69. Low 52. B6
Comics C4,5
Lure of grandchildren has
seniors moving to Seattle
They remember her grandmother to check out
the pastry selection.
It’s the lure of such everyday
interactions that has drawn

growing up near “Two months ago we went to
the grocery store and got her a
many grandparents to Seattle in
recent years – leaving jobs,
extended families chocolate doughnut,” Bill Hul-
vershorn explained. “Now every
friends and other family mem-
bers behind to spend more time
time we pick her up, that’s what with their progeny.
BY AUBREY COHEN she wants.” Relocating grandparents
P-I reporter This time, Esther made do aren’t tracked by statistics, but
The P-I and reach with a blueberry scone and the there’s ample anecdotal evidence
1.3 million readers a week in Two-year-old Esther Goodell container of raspberries her of the trend. Jon Hunter, an agent
Western Washington, including traipsed down Queen Anne Ave- grandfather retrieved from the with John L. Scott Real Estate, PAUL JOSEPH BROWN / P-I
three-quarters of a million nue North last week hand-in- car. They sat outside while Es- was one of many local agents Bill and Patti Hulvershorn moved from Alexandria, Va., more than
Monday through Saturday. hand with grandparents Bill and ther munched on her treats and who readily provided examples. two years ago to be near their daughter and their grandchildren,
To subscribe, call 206-464-2121. Patti Hulvershorn, and then talked about her day in pre- including Esther, 2. The couple enjoy coffee and scones with Esther
© 2008 SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ducked into a coffee shop with school. SEE FAMILY, A10 after picking her up from day care on Queen Anne.

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FAMILY: ‘We just wanted to G-8 ministers can’t agree

be involved grandparents’ on near-term emissions cut
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S., Japan, Germany, France, change at the center of the
FROM A1 They bought a small bunga- “We like the fact that everybody’s Britain, Canada, Italy and Rus- agenda, and many are hoping
low in Phinney Ridge. The pretty much crazy. People seem KOBE, Japan – Under pres- sia, in a carefully worded state- for a strong signal from the sum-
“In the last 10 years, it defi- Ogaards’ ancestry is a mix of very tolerant and just a lot more sure to boost talks on a new ment, mentioned only the need mit to push forward wider inter-
nitely has seemed like there’s Norwegian and Swedish, so they experimental and a lot less global warming pact, Group of to set such targets eventually. national talks on global warm-
been more of that,” he said. fit in with the area’s Scandina- guarded.” Eight environment ministers on That frustrated environmental- ing.
Patti Hulvershorn said she vian heritage. Patti Hulvershorn noticed Monday endorsed slashing ists and some European minis- In their statement, the min-
has noticed many others since Lebing had to adjust to Seat- that Seattle is much more casual greenhouse gas emissions in ters. isters said there was “strong po-
she moved to Seattle from Alex- tle home prices and to the tradi- than the D.C.-area, where peo- half by midcentury, but failed to “From a scientific point of litical will” to reach agreement
andria, Va., more than two years tions of Fremont, where he and ple are judged on their home and agree on much more conten- view, we need a clear reduction at the summit to cut emissions
ago. his wife bought a townhouse. brand of clothing. In Seattle, tious near-term targets. target, because the next 20 50 percent by 2050. The state-
“I’m amazed at how many “Our first cultural experience they’ve learned, it’s much more The three-day meeting in years are very vital, very impor- ment also called on developing
people we’ve met our age who in Seattle was the Fremont (Sol- important to make sure the rasp- Kobe was dominated by calls tant for climate change and the countries with rapidly expand-
have moved out here in the past stice) Parade,” he said. berries you buy for your grand- from the U.N., European coun- decisions we make in this pro- ing greenhouse gas emissions to
two years because of their chil- Lebing read about the pa- daughter are organic. tries and developing nations to cess,” said Matthias Machnig, work to curb the rate of in-
dren,” she said. “It’s almost a rade’s nude cyclists in the news- move forward on setting targets Germany’s state minister for en- crease.
movement.” paper. P-I reporter Aubrey Cohen for cutting emissions by 2020. vironment. “As we head toward the
Richard Ogaard started try- “My wife turns to me, she can be reached at 206-448-8362 Scientists say those targets are The Kobe meeting was Toyako summit, I believe this
ing to persuade his wife, Barba- taps me on the shoulder, and she or needed to avoid the worst ef- meant to set the stage for the meeting has provided momen-
ra, to move to Washington a de- goes, ‘I don’t think we’re in North Read his Real Estate News blog at fects of global warming. G-8 summit in July. tum,” Japanese Environment
cade ago, when they retired. Carolina anymore,’ ” he recalled. But the ministers from the Tokyo has put climate Minister Ichiro Kamoshita said.
Both of them lived in Minnesota
all their lives.
“I just didn’t want to leave
my friends and family,” she said.
But their two sons moved to
Seattle 23 years ago, and the fact
that one of them had two chil-
dren sealed the deal for Barbara
“I decided my family here
was more important,” she said.
They moved west three years
Children first started moving
away from home in significant
numbers with the advent of in-
dustrialization, said Pepper
Schwartz, a University of Wash-
ington sociology professor.
“When we had farming com-
munities, we stayed on the
land,” she said. “We started fac-
tories in the early 1800s, then
people started moving to the
Many children started mov-
ing farther away in the 1950s,
when young people used new in-
terstate highways to explore the
country, Schwartz said. That was
true of several recent baby
boomer transplants to Seattle.
“Our generation’s probably
the first generation that sort of
universally moved away from
home,” said Wytold Lebing, who
moved with his wife, Carol, from
North Carolina two years ago.
“My grandparents were a
couple blocks away,” Bill Hulver-
shorn said. “But I think our gen-
eration started moving away
quite a bit.”
Many boomers saw their
children grow up with little
grandparent contact and didn’t
want that as grandparents.
“Our children got short-
changed because they weren’t
around family when they grew
up,” Patti Hulvershorn said. “I
didn’t want my grandchildren to
grow up without grandparents
“We just wanted to be in-
volved grandparents,” Lebing
When the Hulvershorns’
daughter was expecting her first
child, and their son who already
had a child was living in Phila-
delphia, they figured they would
buy a condo in each city. But then
their son and his family ended up
moving to Seattle as well.
Lebing’s daughter and son-
in-law moved to Seattle from Los
Angeles in 2004, and his grand-
son was born the following year.
“I think the first year we must
have come out to Seattle six or
seven times, and we ended up
buying a house,” Lebing said.
They planned to rent it out for
about five years before moving
west, but changed their minds
after their first renter moved out.
Being in the same city as his
grandson allows Lebing to drop
by with a gift, take him out and
track his progress learning to
ride a bike.
“We got him his first burger
and orange soda, stuff like that,”
Lebing said. “And when he’s
tired and grumpy, you take him
Lebing also feels he has a
more special role in his grand-
son’s life.
“A grandparent’s a combina-
tion of a sage and a friend,” he
said. “I think a lot of kids will
trust their grandparents to talk
to when they’re maybe afraid to
talk to their parents.”
The Hulvershorns pick up
grandchildren from preschool a
couple of times a week. And all of
the grandparents offer free baby-
The fact that many mothers
work creates more chances for
grandparents to help out with-
out getting in the way, Schwartz
said. “She’s away doing her job,
so it doesn’t crowd her in the way
it might have otherwise.”
Retirement options
Beyond not wanting to be
the kind of grandparents their
parents were, many baby boom-
ers aren’t interested in their par-
ents’ retirement experience, ei-
“There was actually a period
when we went looking at retire-
ment places,” Lebing said, recall-
ing one trip to a community in
coastal North Carolina.
“That whole idea of moving
to the classic retirement commu-
nity just seemed so depressing to
Moving to Seattle has been
“exhilarating,” Lebing said.
It’s also been an adjustment,
financially and otherwise.
“We’ve got much less of a
house – probably half the size
house that we could have had in
Minnesota,” Ogaard said.

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