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Yo Mercer benefit day for MIHS orchestra is Jan. 19 Yo Mercer, located in the South end shopping center, will host a benefit day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, for the Mercer Island High School Orchestra. The group is raising money to go to Disneyland to perform. Mention the orchestra on Saturday, and 20 percent of the proceeds will go to the group.

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City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22 The Mercer Island City Council will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. for a regular meeting. The meeting has been moved to Tuesday because of the MLK Jr. Day holiday. The agenda will be posted on the city’s website at www.

Mercer Island residents worried about how much I-90 tolls will cost them By Megan Managan

It was a packed house on Jan. 7, as the Mercer Island City Council and residents of the Island began what will be a long discussion on tolling Interstate 90. Beginning later this month, the Washington State Department of Transportation will start taking public comment on the environmental impacts of tolling the corridor. Craig Stone, the Toll Division director for WSDOT, presented at the Jan. 7 City Council meeting,

explaining some of the background on the project. “The key here is we’re at the beginning of a process that will include a very extensive public outreach,” said Stone. “Then I think a major policy decision will have to be made.” After a year of tolling on State Route 520 and seeing how traffic patterns and thus revenue have changed, the state has determined that it needs to find approximately $1.404 billion to finish building the SR-520 bridge. A majority of

“The key here is we’re at the beginning of a process that will include a very extensive public outreach.”

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The City of Mercer Island offices, as well as local schools, the Mercer Island Library and the post office will all be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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the project has been funded by state and federal dollars, as well as grants and money coming from the tolls on SR-520, but the portion of the bridge on the western side of Lake Washington and the I-5 to Montlake area is unfunded. Stone said that since tolling on SR-520 has gone into place, traffic on I-90 has increased by 11 percent, while traffic on SR-520 has dropped by approximately one-third. Traffic along other routes around Lake Washington, such as SR-522, have also increased. “The environmental assessment will provide information to make sure everything has been considered and is Craig Stone, part of the information WSDOT gathering process,” said Stone. “We really want to make sure people understand what all the options are.”

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Mercer Island City Manager Rich Conrad, a 35-year employee of the City of Mercer Island, has announced his plans to retire at the end of this year. Conrad told the City Council about his decision at their annual planning retreat held over the weekend at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. In a letter sent to city employees Monday, Conrad said that he started out at the city in 1979, just as “another one of the gang that needed a job.” Over time, things changed, he continued. “I was honored to be named the city manager.” He said he is leaving on his own terms. “This was totally my decision and done in exactly the way I wanted it done — I am blessed

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New Senate ‘coalition’ pledges governance, not politics As Legislature begins session, a group of lawmakers pledges bipartisanship, progress on education funding By Kylee Zabel

Reporter, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Could this be “the year of the Grand Bargain in Olympia?” Sen. Ed Murray believes so after Washington House of Representatives and Senate leadership members met Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Associated Press briefing to discuss their priorities for this coming legislative session, all agreeing to make funding education the number one priority for both houses. With the recent formation of the Senate coalition this past December, questions were raised concerning the Senate’s ability to work in a bipartisan way. When asked about his priorities this session, Senator

Murray (D-43rd District, Seattle), current majority leader, said the goal of the body was to govern responsibly. Referencing Alan Rosenthal, Ph.D., of Rutgers University, Murray said, “Legislative bodies, by nature, need to be at points of contention, and those different points need to come together. Legislative bodies that work, compromise.” On the make-up of this hybrid organization in the Senate, Sen. Rodney Tom (D-48th District, Medina), the new Senate CoalitionMajority Leader this session, said the coalition will work in a sensible way. “We’re not doing this for windowdressing,” said Tom. Nevertheless, there is still some disagreement on its composition. The coalition presently has six Republican committee chairs and six Democrat committee chairs, with three committees planning to be co-chaired by one Democrat and one Republican senator. Democratic leaders in the Senate are in favor of appointing co-chairs to


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each committee to make the bodies totally bipartisan, but Republicans disagree. Tom stated that having co-chairs is not a functional way to approach this session, and he would like to play to the strengths of each Senate member, still allowing for power-sharing. Murray agreed that there is a great opportunity to take advantage of talent this session. But what seemed to be on everyone’s mind Thursday was education, not just on how the body politic might work. The House Minority Leader, Rep. Richard DeBolt (R-Chehalis), focused on addressing the looming 2018 deadline from the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision directing the Legislature to add funds to close the K-12 achievement gap. To make education the top priority, DeBolt stated that education funding needed to have a separate budget formed in a “clear and transparent manner” and decided on before any other funding in Washington state. “What is more of a priority than funding it first?” asked DeBolt. All agreed that, in order to fully address the consti-

tutional mandate on pub- their public education lic education, both revenue requirements, reforms must improvements and reforms take place, the legislators were crucial. said. According to Tom, the Speaker of the House, state currently allocates 43 Rep. Frank Chopp (D-43rd percent of its budget to edu- District, Seattle), suggested cation funding. However, that focus must always be while we’ve on the sturecently spent dent. more, the “We need to results have look beyond yet to show just the classimprovement. room and Murray teacher,” he credited the said. lack of results In doing so to current tax he cited the policies, which Apple Health have placed Ed Murray, program as Washington State Senator an example, Wa s h i ng t on in the bottom which he one-third taxsaid serves ing states. about 750,000 children in “When you pay for a Washington. bottom-third education sysTo excel in school, a “stutem, you get bottom-third dent needs to be healthy results,” said Murray. and ready to learn,” said Tom entertained anoth- Chopp. er method of receiving Murray stated that the additional funds by using achievement gap is directly Internet sales tax, anticipat- related to poverty in the ed to produce $500 million state. this biennium, for educaIn order to effectively tion financing. close the gap, the state must But as discussed at the help “grow the middle class conference, in order to by helping those who are lessen the achievement gap not in it,” Murray stressed. formed by the increasing But DeBolt argued that, number of poor and minor- “If we’re going to look at ity students failing to meet the education gap, we can’t

just use platitudes and placations about politics.” If the Legislature wanted to address poverty in its relation to public education, it shouldn’t place people in more programs but rather find them a job, he said. “The achievement gap is about putting people back to work in areas with high and persistent unemployment,” said DeBolt. “If we think we’re going to program our way out of it by using big government tactics, we’re in serious trouble.” While all-day kindergarten sparked discussion last session, Tom urged that — in order to address the gap — legislators needed to look at drop-out rates and the bottom 40 percent of students in Washington. “Some students start behind and can never catch up,” said Tom. The 2013 legislative session began Monday, Jan. 14, when the Senate coalition took power. Murray and his colleagues are excited for this session and are hopeful that compromise can be reached on education funding issues and other priorities. “This could be the year ... we look like Olympia, not D.C.,” said Murray.

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ties are highly regarded regionally and throughout the state.” Now as a Councilmember, “The Lindell case unfairI recognize even ly besmirched his more his gifts as a reputation for leader in molding a time,” Meyer a highly functionBrahm said, “but ing, efficient city we’ve been lucky government filled to have such an with employees outstanding perwho admire and son spend his respect him and long career servwho work hard ing the people of to live up to his Rich Conrad Mercer Island.” high expectations C o n r a d of them,” she continued. expects to be involved “Rich’s leadership abili- professionally with city

or regional projects on a part-time basis after he retires. He will live parttime in Arizona, where he and his wife, April, have a second home. “I expect that going into 2014 and beyond, I will continue to work on projects and causes that I care about in a semi-retired manner; staying professionally active, but on less than a full-time basis,” he said. He hopes to spend more time on the golf course, he said.

“When you pay for a bottomthird education system, you get bottom-third results.”

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Sales up, but inventory still much lower than Dec. ’11 By Reporter Staff

December real estate numbers reveal a surge of activity of home and condo sales. While the number of listings added were a third lower than a year ago, the number of pending sales

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The I-90 floating bridge is the only route for Mercer Island drivers to Seattle and beyond. “We’re playing catch-up in keeping the transportation infrastructure up to date,” said Litzow. “We’ve got to figure out how tolling I-90 works and how it works for Mercer Island specifically.” State Rep. Marcie Maxwell was also in attendance at the meeting and said that though she doesn’t live on the Island, she understands how difficult the commute can be for anyone trying to get from Mercer Island to Renton on a daily basis. She added that transportation is a vital tool for businesses and residents. Many Mercer Island residents attended the meeting and shared their thoughts during public comment, with many saying how tolls would not only affect property values on the Island, but would hurt businesses because many employees don’t live here. Stowe Sprague said she and her husband roughly charted how many off-Island trips they make a week, hitting 23 between going to work and children’s activities, as well as shopping, with 20 of those trips to the Bellevue area. “Conservatively estimating a toll of $4 round trip, that would be $92 a week and roughly $5,000 a year,” she said. “If everyone calculated for their family, it would be mind-blowing. That’s more than I pay in school levies, which I gladly do, and I have used the (I-90) bridge to Seattle twice (in recent years), so we would be pay-

ing for a bridge we never use. However, I think tolling is inevitable, and so I would like to concentrate my energy on figuring out how to alleviate this for Mercer Island, whether that means a cap for residents or something else.” Another resident said he was concerned about not only tolling, but the increased tracking that is required to implement the tolls. He said not only would he be paying $6,000 to $7,000 a year just to leave the Island, but tolling stickers would also keep track of all Island residents’ off-Island moves, losing an element of freedom. The state Legislature has authorized tolling in six places throughout the state. Tolls are currently being collected on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the SR-167 HOT lanes and SR-520. Three more places have been authorized for tolls, but are not yet in place — the I-405 express lanes, crossing the Columbia River and the SR-99 tunnel in downtown Seattle. The places where the state is studying tolling right now include: I-90, the SR-509 extension to SeaTac airport and the SR-167 extension to the Port of Tacoma. WSDOT will hold a public meeting on Mercer Island on Jan. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center to provide information about the process and to gather feedback. Learn more on the WSDOT website.


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nearly doubled. Sales that were final were also up — from 15 in December of 2011 to 25 this past month. Prices, however, remained flat at $850,000 for all homes and condos sold in December 2012, down just under two percent over the prior year. Single family home listings and sales dominated the Island market in December. The number of single family homes whose sale was MIReporter and MIRsports

either pending or closed during December totaled 49, as compared to 13 condos. Just eight Island condos were on the market last month. The average closed sale price for Island condos last month was $250,000, down from $320,000 for the pair of condos that sold in December 2011. A final wrap up by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service for 2012 is due out later this month.

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The discussion to toll I-90 is twofold. The tolls would help stabilize traffic patterns, returning cars to SR-520, as well as I-90, while also generating funds needed to pay for the remaining portion of SR-520 construction. Stone said the general outline is to have a transportation analysis complete in June 2013, followed by a public hearing sometime in November 2013, with findings possibly published in early 2014. Should the state legislature decide to implement tolls on the corridor, it would likely take another year of construction and preparation to get things up and running, setting the earliest date for tolls on I-90 in early 2015. “We realize this is a major decision,” said Stone. State Rep. Judy Clibborn, herself a Mercer Island resident and chair of the House Transportation Committee, said it has been a difficult topic. “We can’t raise enough statewide dollars to pay for big projects in the Puget Sound,” she told the Council. “We have to come up with ways to pay for it. We can’t raise enough on tolls solely from SR-520. But Clibborn said the state has been able to save on the project. “Interestingly, we don’t have any more federal or [other] state dollars, she continued, but we’ve had better financing and have saved half a billion dollars, which means we’re only looking at $1.4 billion left.” Clibborn said anyone driving now on I-405 and I-90 in the evening knows what a mess it is, but tolling could be a way to help alleviate and fix some of those issues. “Traffic is deeply congested, and if we’re going to do tolling, it should invest money into that interchange so it’s not as blocked,” she said. “Those are the kinds of things I’ve looked at, but even though we’ve talked about it for four or five years, it hasn’t been part of the public conversation yet.” She added it will continue to be necessary to work with Sound Transit and WSDOT to ensure that the timing is correct on all projects, especially with the work to add light rail to the middle of the I-90 bridge. State Sen. Steve Litzow, another longtime Mercer Island resident, said not only is the state working to pay for current projects, but it is also working through a backlog of projects that are required to keep roads in decent shape.

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Flu vaccine still available on the Island By Reporter Staff

A flu vaccine can save lives — if not your life, maybe the life of someone you know. Each year in the United States alone, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 die from the seasonal flu. People over 50 years old, young children and individuals with other health conditions are at the most risk for complications due to the flu. We all know someone in one of these categories. When we get a flu shot, we’re protecting those we love by not passing the virus on to them. A flu vaccine can keep you from being miserable — when do you most often get sick? When you’re caught up in work and life and feel you can’t handle “one more thing,” or when you’re run down and tired? People are most susceptible to illness when our immunity is compromised

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by stress, fatigue, poor diet and other factors. Adding a week of body-wrenching illness to that can be the last straw. If you work with the public or are a caregiver for someone at high risk — human influenza viruses can survive on surfaces (doorknobs, money, books, table tops) for up to eight hours. If you interact with many people on a daily basis, you can easily be exposed to the flu virus. If you care for an elderly parent, immunecompromised partner or young child, you can pass the virus on without knowing it. A flu shot will not give you the flu — flu shots contain three influenza viruses that are inactivated (killed). Batches of vaccine are tested by the manufacturer to make sure they are safe. You cannot get the flu from a flu shot. Research studies show that among two randomly cho-

sen groups — one receiving the flu vaccine and one receiving saltwater shots — the only difference was increased soreness in the arm and redness at injection site among those who got the flu shot. Pharmacies on Mercer Island have limited supplies of the flu vaccine due to a nationwide shortage. Albertsons received a supply of 30 flu shots on Monday, Jan. 14, expected to last for two days, with another 20 vaccines due to arrive on Wednesday. There has been a high demand. “It’s been crazy since last Monday (Jan. 7),” one pharmacist said. Walgreens also had about 30 doses as of Monday, and has been seeing a lot of people. All Rite Aid chains are shorted or out. The Mercer Island locations are expecting a new supply to arrive this week, but the quantity is unknown.

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Online poll: Are you happy with the fiscal cliff deal? Vote in the latest poll online • 86.05% said no. at • 13.95% said yes. Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | PAGE 5

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To the editor Praise for Smokey Joe story Thank you for the touching and sweet story in your Dec. 26, 2012 paper about “A home for Smokey Joe.” For cat lovers (which we are), and even those who “don’t care for them” — it was uplifting and delightful. What a wonderful person Ginna Seese, at Island House, must be to go to such lengths to save a poor homeless kitty. In today’s self-centered world of “what’s in it for me,” and constant bickering (i.e. our Congress), it is indeed a delight to hear about the complete opposite in the person of Ginna Seese. Thank you, Ginna, and thank you, reporter Rebecca Mar, for composing the article. We have been subscribers to your paper for years and have enjoyed it and will continue to do so. Kudos to you all. Barbara and Frank Couch

Tolling I-90 is wrong way to raise money for SR-520 Tolling I-90 is the wrong way to raise money, and the reasons are not correct. If you need to pay for the new bridge, do the following: 1. Toll the new bridge, and put a time limit on the tolls like other bridges in Washington’s history. 2. Raise the gas tax by a bit so we all bear the burden equally, and designate funds for bridge payments and nothing else! 3. Resist the urge to play social nanny by doing things that make driving more difficult/expensive. The market and your efforts to improve public transportation will take care of that. 4. Rebuild confidence in the state’s promises to use publicly generated funds for promised specific reasons without later diversion. The people remember and you should be ashamed for not doing it.



5. The toll you propose is a tax with another name, is forever, and hits the frequent users disproportionately worse. 6. One reason given, “relieving congestion on I-90,” is like drinking a diuretic to relieve thirst. Paul Calderon

Islanders should be exempt from tolling on I-90 If there is tolling, Islanders should be exempt, as we have no other exit from the Island. A recent article in the Seattle Times wrote that the 520 tolls are right on target for collections to supplement the budget for the 520 bridge. Earlier, there was comment that tolling was needed because the 520 tolls were not adequate. There is no infrastructure on the Island to ameliorate the impart. Seniors and the disabled need access to facilities, rehab, specialists, etc., that are off Island. There isn’t even a good bus service on the Island or a parking facility on the North end that could accommodate Mercer Island cars or buses, let alone rapid transit that would enable residents and service personnel to get off and on the Island on transit vehicles. Edward Barber

School use of tax dollars for survey questioned After the resounding defeat of the school bond issues, I was astonished to receive a survey call this evening requesting my support or lack thereof for ballot measures to build/renovate the Mercer Island elementary, middle and high schools. If the Mercer Island School District feels that a good use of public funds is to commission a voter sentiment survey on measures that have already been defeated, why would the taxpayers trust it with even more tax dollars? I questioned

the individual conducting the survey, and she advised me that this is the second survey of this type that she has done in the last six months. This is not only irresponsible, but it is also an unbelievable misuse of public funds and should not be tolerated. Lauren Beck

My eyes were opened when I heard what was presented by the representatives of WSDOT, Sound Transit and our elected officials in Olympia. Before this, I was like other people, who thought it a bad idea and “not fair” to the residents of Mercer Island. However, several people who had done their homework said by their calculations it could add up to nearly $5,000 per year for just one active family. That’s astounding! We should all try to estimate how many times we go off Island, either east or west (the direction that would be My husband and I went to the City tolled hasn’t yet been deterCouncil meeting Monday mined) and try to come night, Jan. 7, 2013. The up with a dollar figure for topic was the “possibility” our own households. While of putting a toll on I-90. Send your letters to: the amounts of the tolls Supposedly, it isn’t a done haven’t been decided either, deal, but everyone in the Keep it brief, courteous, we can all estimate a figure room thought otherwise. and sign your name. based on the SR-520 tolls. Several people who got up to Busy families with kids in speak had points that I want all sorts of activities go to to pass on. Bellevue and Seattle all the time. There are Our children were born and raised on the Island and participated in many activi- events and social gatherings and cultural ties on the Eastside and in Seattle. None of things we go to, and we’d have to pay each them live here and come from off Island to see us, and vice-versa. Letters | Page 7

Tolling will likely ‘not have any deal for Islanders’

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Tolling on Interstate 90 has become a hot topic for the area, specifically Mercer Island. We want to know what you think. If an I-90 toll is implemented, which side of the Island should be tolled? Vote now online at and look for the results in next week’s paper.


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Police Dec. 30 DUI: A Mercer Island police

officer stopped a Toyota Corolla driving with its headlights off at 1:03 a.m. in the 7000 block of Bellevue Way. The 23-year-old driver admitted drinking three beers. He was arrested and charged on investigation of DUI.

19-year-old Seattle man into the Issaquah Jail on an outstanding $5,000 DUI warrant. DUI: A Mercer Island police officer arrested a 48-year-old man for DUI after he ran a red light in the intersection of Bellevue Way and N.E. 7th Street at 1:37 a.m. The driver failed standard sobriety tests and smelled strongly of intoxicants.

Jan. 2 DUI: An Acura Integra sped up

Jan. 1 Arrest: Police booked a

By the numbers In the month of December, the Mercer Island Police Department made 26 arrests and reported 14 burglaries, 26 thefts, one auto theft and one assault. There were 966 total calls for service, 45 parking tickets and 163 total citations. Traffic incidents included 11 accidents, two hit-and-run accidents, one DUI accident and one DUI arrest.

close behind a police car and quickly slowed down at 10:56 p.m. in the 8800 block of eastbound I-90. As the officer slowed, the 22-year-old driver pulled over and stopped “of his own volition,” according to the police report. The officer arrested the driver, a Bellevue resident, who had been drinking. Bike found: A bike left for several days in front of the Mary Wayte Pool, in the 8800 block of S.E. 40th Street, was placed into the MIPD found property.

Jan. 3 Theft: Someone used a Mercer Island man’s information to obtain a false tax return in 2011. The fraud is

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Jan. 4 Arrest: A 50-year-old man

was arrested on two outstanding $10,000 warrants at 11:12 a.m. after falsely reporting an assault at the MI Care Center in the 7400 block of S.E. 24th Street. The alleged assault never took place. The suspect’s warrants were for criminal trespass and false reporting. He was transferred into Seattle Police Department custody. Fender-benders: A pickup truck backed into a vehicle at a gas pump at Jacksons Shell Station in the 2900 block of 78th Avenue S.E. at 1:25 p.m. The truck backed into the front of the vehicle while the victim was pumping fuel into the car. A police officer observed video surveillance of the incident. A witness observed a Honda Civic scrape the side of a BMW parked, unoccupied, at 3:15 p.m. in the Starbucks lot in the 7600 block of S.E. 27th Street while backing out of the adjacent parking stall. The witness provided the license plate number of the vehicle. Burglary: A rock was used to shatter the rear glass door of a home in the 6600 block of

Suspects peer into windows, arrested for trespassing Police arrested two men for criminal trespassing around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, near Mercer Island High School. Police observed the two suspects exit their vehicle and peer into windows of residences. The suspects were found to have a baseball bat, gloves, screwdrivers and other tools used in burglaries. 82nd Avenue S.E., in a neighborhood west of Pioneer Park, sometime between 1:30 and 1:50 p.m. An iPad and MacBook Pro laptop were stolen. The total loss and damage was $2,500.

Jan. 9 Dui: A 44-year-old Mercer

Island woman drove into the incoming lane in the 2400 block of West Mercer Way at 5:09 p.m. Police stopped her vehicle and found that she was intoxicated. She was arrested and released later to a sober adult.

Bonnie S. Wilson

Bonnie Wilson passed away peacefully at home on December 17, 2012. She was born Bonnie Sue Rood on October 27, 1929 in Seattle, to Morris Rood and Ruth Coffin. She leaves behind her two sons, Jim and Brian, daughters-in-law, Toni and Anca, and three grandchildren, Alex, Matthew and Julia. Her family was her life and she will be dearly missed by all. Bonnie grew up in West Seattle and Mount Vernon (SedroWoolley High) and graduated from West Seattle High School in 1947. She attended the University of Washington, becoming a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She briefly attended modeling school, then went on to secretarial school and worked for Fisher Flour Mills and Carol Mortgage Co. In 1959 she married Larry Wilson. In 1960 they built a lovely house on Mercer Island where they raised their sons and where Bonnie continued to live until 2010. Besides being with her family, Bonnie enjoyed traveling. She traveled in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, alone and with her sons, and went on numerous family trips to Hawaii, California and Lake Chelan. She was very involved in Republican political events as well as assisting the Lions Club. Bonnie was a faithful member of her church, Mercer Island United Methodist, where she joined in 1966. She was an avid cat lover who cared for her cat Missy, her granddaughter’s cat Skip, and a number of other island cats. She was a faithful friend, maintaining friendships which spanned decades. For the last two years she lived at Island House, where she quickly made close and lasting friendships with her neighbors. Bonnie was a loving mother, grandmother and daughter, and her interest was always in the activities of her sons and their families. She was kind and generous and will be missed by everyone who knew her. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 26, at 2:00 pm, at the Mercer Island United Methodist Church, 7070 SE 24th Street on Mercer Island. In lieu of flowers, Bonnie asked that donations be made to the church, or to further cancer research. 727575

John Frederick “Rick” Goodman

John Frederick “Rick” Goodman of Mercer Island,WA died peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Goodman was born on June 20, 1942, in Philadelphia, PA as the only child of Julius “Bud” Goodman and Margaret Graham McCrea. Mr. Goodman had a long and distinguished career as an executive in the transportation industry, a career that moved him across the country on two occasions, first from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and then from New York City to Seattle. While living in Philadelphia he met his future wife of 44 years, Diane Carwithen Fuller, they were married in Los Angeles in July of 1968. They were blessed with two loving sons, Hunter Graham and Peter Van Court. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Rick would know two things about him very shortly thereafter, first he was from Philadelphia (he may have left Philly but Philly never left him) and second his love of golf. Rick could be found every Wednesday and Saturday on the fairways of Sahalee or Aldarra. For the last decade or so, Rick and Diane would take their passion to the warmer confines of Palm Desert, California during the winter months to better perfect their games. In addition to his love of golf, he was always committed to his sons’ endeavors, he coached them, sponsored their teams and always inspired them to enjoy competition and the lessons it provided in life. Rick loved his family and spending time with them, whether at an M’s game, on the golf course or simply taking in a USC football game, he loved to be with Diane and the boys. He is survived by his wife Diane, his two sons Hunter and Peter and their wives Sarah and Beth and three grandchildren, Audrey, Grayson and Caroline. A memorial service was held on January 8, 2013 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island. Remembrances may be made to: The Virginia Mason Foundation, John F. “Rick” Goodman Memorial, P.O. Box 1930, MS: D1-MF, Seattle, WA 98111. 725807

It’s easy, police say – lock doors, turn on lights to slow crime By Rebecca Mar

Island. However, that doesn’t Mercer Island is a safe mean crime is more prevcommunity, but that doesn’t alent on the North end. mean residents shouldn’t Instead, crime activity is take precautions against “a lot more scattered,” Jira crime. With thefts and bur- said. “We’re seeing it all glaries as the most com- over the place.” Criminals like it dark. mon crimes on the Island, recommended the police officers who Police spoke at the Mercer Island installing motion sensor Rotary Club luncheon on lights, and making sure Jan. 8 stressed two basic house numbers are well lit and viscrime preible so that vention tips: police can lock your easily find doors and get the resian alarm sysdence when tem. Police responding respond to Shawn Griffin, every actiMercer Island Police to an incivated house Department dent. The numalarm they ber of burare disglaries in 2012 totaled 87, patched to. “Mercer Island is still a an increase from 59 the very safe place to live and previous year. Jira said the work, and we want to keep Island is currently in the that reputation,” Officer middle of an uptick in burglaries, and there has been Rob Jira said. Jira, with Officer Shawn an increase in daytime Griffin, said that non- break-ins and interrupted Islanders account for burglaries. Thefts in 2012, two-thirds of all arrests. however, were down from Interstate 90 grants easy the previous year by 26 access to outsiders who percent, at 250 total. “Thieves will steal proddon’t have the best intentions. There are 24,000 ucts that can be resold,” Island residents, but that said Griffin, who addressed number doubles with peo- commercial crime and ple coming on and off the Crime | Page 7

“Thieves will steal products that can be resold.”

David W. Harris

David W. Harris, age 90, of Mercer Island, Washington, passed away December 7, 2012. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 18, 1922. Dave graduated from Gorham High School in western New York in 1940 where he was president of his class of 25 students. He worked for Eastman Kodak prior to WWII. Following the start of the war he enlisted and served in the Army Air Corps where he flew B-24 Liberator bombers based in Italy. He participated in many combat bombing missions until the end of WWII. His parents had moved to Seattle and he joined them after the war. He went to the University of Washington Law School, graduating in 1950. He practiced law in Seattle for many years and was highly regarded by colleagues and clients alike. He was a partner in the Law Firm of Hoof, Shucklin & Harris with offices in the Dexter Horton Building. He retired in 1995. In recent years, he served on the Probate Review Committee at the King County Courthouse. He had previously been appointed the first Justice of the Peace on Mercer Island when it was incorporated in 1960 and served for 10 years. He was married to Elenor (Fay) Brown in 1951 and had 2 children. He built his home on Mercer Island in 1954 and lived there until his passing. Some of his favorite pastimes included boating, travelling, gardening and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Fay, and his daughter, Deborah Morio. There will be a memorial gathering in his honor at Island House, 7810 SE 30th St, Mercer Island, at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 26. Remembrances to your favorite charity. 727838


News briefs Incident near high school causes lockdown at schools Friday morning St. Monica School, Mercer Island High School, Crest, PEAK and the MISD administration building were put on modified lockdown Friday morning because of police activity in the area. Around 5:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, the MIPD notified Superintendent Gary Plano of police activity near the high school related to a domestic dispute, according to the MISD website. Officers with the Mercer Island Police Department responded around 2:30 a.m. to a domestic violence assault in the 4300 block of 87th Avenue S.E. Earlier, the victim of the assault fled the house

after being assaulted and called police to report her 36-year-old boyfriend had assaulted her and was still inside the residence. She was treated at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. Officers who responded to the residence were only able to make minimal verbal contact with the suspect who was inside. He refused to leave the home and was not cooperative. As a precaution, the police asked that exterior doors be locked at local schools. Around 8:20 a.m. a modified lockdown was ordered by the police department. Students were allowed to enter the building, but all students were required to remain inside until the lockdown was lifted. The Bellevue Police Department provided MIPD with a hostage negotiator, who arrived around 7 a.m. The negotiator spoke with the suspect for nearly two hours and was able to

talk him into surrendering. He exited the home and was taken into custody at 9 a.m. The lockdown was lifted at 9 a.m. after the suspect was taken into custody.

Seattle, King County first gun buyback is Jan. 26 King County officials have announced that a new Gun Safety Initiative, including a gun buyback program, will take place later this month.  “If we can prevent just one child, one innocent bystander, from being the victim of a random accident, or the target of an unstable person, it will be well worth our time and effort,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. The first gun buyback will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, in downtown Seattle in the parking lot underneath Interstate 5 between Cherry and James Streets. The Seattle Police Department will also be

letters | FROM 5 to work elsewhere. By the same token, their employers might cover that cost and pass it on to the consumers. Consider organizations located here: private schools, churches, small businesses. A toll to and from Mercer Island would have a huge impact on our daily lives. We who live here have no option about “going around.” Eastside and Seattle residents do. Many of them do not cross the lake on a regular basis, so the once-in-a-while cost would not be onerous. Their burden would be nothing compared to Mercer Island residents. Our representative, Judy Clibborn, who of course lives here on the Island, was quoted three years ago saying she would never support tolling I-90 and now has flipped and says there is no other way


time we cross the bridge. There would likely not be any sort of deal for MI residents. And the use of the HOV lanes still hasn’t been decided either, but don’t hold your breath for that one. The money generated from the tolling would go to finish paying for the construction of the new SR-520 bridge. Mercer Island residents would be the most heavily impacted because we have to use a bridge to go anywhere off Island. We would be contributing the most to the dollars still needed for SR-520. I think of the older MI residents, may of whom own their homes outright and are already paying dearly in property taxes. Many, in addition to other citizens, live on fixed incomes. To add this additional burden might put them over the edge and mean they couldn’t stay in their homes. In addition to older residents, there are many people who come from off Island to work at the grocery stores, retirement facilities, schools, cleaning houses, babysitting, offices and more. If they see their incomes being affected significantly because of the toll, they might choose

to finish paying for the SR-520 bridge — we have to toll I-90. The point was raised about the legality of tolling an interstate. WSDOT and Sound Transit have found a way around that, too. The citizens of Mercer Island who I talk to are all against putting a toll on I-90, but few have spoken up about it except to friends and neighbors. We need to band together and fight what is wrong. Take the time to think about

distributing trigger locks at each of the five precincts during normal business hours. Individuals turning in their unwanted weapons will remain anonymous. Law enforcement officials will not be taking pictures of participants, nor will they be logging license plate numbers or running ballistic tests on the guns that are turned in. In exchange for dropping off a weapon, individuals will receive a gift card valued at up to $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and up to $200 for assault weapons (as classified in the state of Washington). In partnership with the Seattle Police Department, other law enforcement agencies in King County, community and faith-based organizations, the gun buyback effort will set up locations throughout Seattle and King County with no questions asked. Local businesses, including Amazon, are contributing gift cards and cash to the program. your individual impact. Why should we foot the bill for the other bridge? We need to write to Judy Clibborn, Marcie Maxwell and Steve Litzow, the new governor, Sound Transit and WSDOT. There is a community meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center, at which the public will be able to express their opinions. We should all attend and even if we don’t speak, make a statement by the size of the crowd. Martha Weiss

PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Mercer Island is accepting applications for 2013 Comprehensive Plan amendments, pursuant to RCW 36.70A. The Planning Commission will conduct an open record public hearing to consider proposed amendments and will forward a recommendation on each amendment request to the City Council. The City Council will conduct a public meeting and take action on each amendment request. A State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist may be required, and it is recommended that applicants schedule a preapplication meeting with staff. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Comprehensive Plan amendment requests may be submitted before Friday, 4/5/13 at 5:00 PM in person or

mailed to the City of Mercer Island, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040. To request additional information, please contact Shana Crick, Planner, at 206-275-7732 or Public notice will be provided for each application received by the City, including the date and time for any open record public hearing. The public will have an opportunity to comment on submitted applications at a future time. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on January 16, 2013. #727487.

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Crime | FROM 6 added that a major deterrent is not to be an easy target. Workplace violence was also discussed. Police recommended being aware of what is going on with employees and coworkers, identifying potential problems before they escalate, and even coordinating with the MIPD about the workplace layout and having a plan. The officers answered questions from the audience ranging from marijuana legalization and gang activity (not found here) to self-defense, and recommended that if one has a firearm for defense, to know its capabilities and to be trained in it. Other tips included: don’t leave valuable items in cars such as purses, GPS units, laptops; take pictures of valuable items kept at home, and keep a list of serial numbers of important items. And have a plan if you don’t

feel comfortable when your spouse or family member is at home alone. While 100 percent safety can’t ever be guaranteed, Griffin said, “Our goal is not to have any victims. We need your help in order to help us be successful.” Other crimes in 2012 included 35 assaults, two robberies and two rapes. Auto thefts decreased by half, with seven in 2012 and 14 the prior year. Police made 277 arrests in 2012, down from 354 in 2011. Accidents were also down last year, with 139 in 2012 and 166 in 2011. The number of parking tickets doubled in 2012, at 782. Citations totaled 3,270 in 2012 and 3,780 the previous year. To learn more about crime prevention and the MIPD, visit the City of Mercer Island’s website at

Doris James

Doris (Dorie) Amtmann James was born in Weehawken, NJ on July 19, 1931 and died after a short illness in Kirkland WA on January 4, 2013. She was raised in NJ but after 50+ years the NW and Mercer Island were home. Hiking in the mountains and beach combing the Pacific Ocean was a passion she shared with various hiking groups across the state and her family. Her love of sports—Husky and Seahawk Football, The Seattle Sounders and anything her grandchildren were participating in was known to all. As an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, she helped establish and run the Emergency Feeding Program. She worked and volunteered at Seattle Children’s Hospital for nearly 40 years. She is survived by her brothers Neal (Coupeville) and James (Uxbridge, MA) Amtmann, daughter Melanie Lee (Steve), sons Jeffrey James (Lori Claudon) and Chris James, and grandchildren Joshua and Jessie Lee, Alex James, Joe James, and Chase, Hadley and Campbell Gunnell. A service will be held on January 19, 1:00 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Mercer Island, WA. 726637

Joseph C. Mayer

Joseph C. Mayer was born March 25, 1916 in Norwood Park, IL; died December 17, 2012 on Mercer Island. Joseph, age 96, was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a decorated veteran of WWII who was stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. After a 30 year career in the U.S. Navy Joseph retired as a Commander. He then went on to another 30 year career as a King County Assessor. Joe was an honorable man who loved his family, believed in the power of hard work, and was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Vesta Mayer, and survived by his sons David (Sheri) and Brian (Leasa), his daughter, Cynthia Seely (Daniel); and his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Daniel, Calista, and Katherine. Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, December 21 at St. Monica’s Catholic Church on Mercer Island. Donations in his memory can be sent to Catholic Relief Services, 710 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Guestbook at 726627


Governor Inslee outlines his priorities State’s 23rd governor sworn in on Monday, Jan. 14; promises results on economy, education, energy By Zoey Palmer

WNPA Olympia Reporter

year in the wake of a state that taxes on marijuana Supreme Court decision sales, which are expected last year. The court’s rul- to begin in early 2014, ing was that state govern- could generate a great deal ment has not adequately of money for the state that funded education to the could be used for other extent required by the purposes. state constitution. On the issue of gun “The state control and must amply safety, Inslee provide for stressed that the educamultiple tion of all actions are Wa s h i n g t o n needed to children as address the Jay Inslee, the state’s first Governor of Washington p r o b l e m . and highest “There is priority before no panacea. any other state programs There is no one solution to or operations,” the court violence or gun violence,” stated in the ruling. said Inslee. Inslee estimated that Improving the state’s complying with the court’s mental health care can decision could add an help prevent shootings like additional $1 billion to the recent one in Seattle. education’s share of the He also reiterated his supstate’s already tight bud- port for gun-control laws get, and said that it isn’t a that prevent criminals problem that will be solved from obtaining guns, and overnight. restricting access to highThe governor suggested capacity gun magazines. that Washington’s mariThe governor urged juana initiative, which cooperation concerning took effect in December, the contentious issue, saycould be a possible source ing that common-sense of education funding if it solutions are needed from were amended. He advised all sides: caution before seeking to “This is a time for powmodify such a recent voter erful listening,” Inslee decision, but conceded said.

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By Reporter Staff visions for funding public Legislators will discuss education in Washington competing visions for state. Funding our public education funding. education system is the The League of Education central challenge in the Voters will host 2013 Legislative an education session, and this funding forum forum will provide with Rep. Ross an insider’s view Hunter (D) of the upcoming and Sen. Steve debate. Litzow (R) on At this forum, their competing participants will visions for eduhear: cation funding Sen. Steve A brief explanain Washington Litzow tion of the current state. budget shortfall in The League this biennium. of Education A brief explanaVoters will host tion of the costs of the forum on meeting McCleary Tuesday, Jan. 22, by 2018. from 7 to 8:30 Contrasts in p.m. at the King approaches from County Library two legislative Administrative Rep. Ross leaders to address Building with Hunter the issue and Representative meet the Supreme Ross Hunter (D) and Court's mandate. Senator Steve Litzow (R). The forum is free. The forum will provide Please register at info@ an opportunity to learn more about the competing

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Washington’s new governor, Jay Inslee, addressed issues of job creation, the state budget, education funding and gun control as he outlined his policy goals for his first term, appearing at an Associated Press briefing session at the state capital Thursday morning. Inslee, a Democrat, took office Monday, Jan. 14. “My focus, first, is job creation in this legislative session,” he said. New tax credits for entrepreneurs, said Inslee, can help new startup companies get the resources they need to start hiring and making money. The governor said that clean energy could be an area where Washington can create jobs and boost its economy. “Boeing is very interested in ways to develop

biofuels to run our jets — something other than kerosene and Jet A. We can grow these products and fly the jets of tomorrow, built here,” he explained. Planned changes for the state’s existing clean-energy tax credits will help consumers get financing to make their homes more energy efficient through Washington solar energy startups, Inslee said. He said he intends to encourage schools to produce more graduates trained in science, technology, engineering and math to fill jobs in hightech Washington companies such as Boeing and Microsoft. Innovation is the fundamental thing Washington state does, said Inslee. The governor also plans to help small businesses get contracts with the military, taking advantage of federal budget cuts to the Department of Defense. Washington is 12th in the nation in military activity, Inslee said, but 23rd in economic benefit from military activity in the state. Education is a major focus for lawmakers this

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Tolling Environmental Assessment Your input is needed!

The Washington State Department of Transportation has begun the scoping period for the Interstate 90 Tolling Environmental Assessment. The community can provide input throughout the scoping period (Jan. 22 – Feb. 22, 2013) on-line or by mail, and in-person during three scoping meetings held January 29, 30, and 31, as noted below.

Tolling on I-90 between I-5 and I-405 is needed to generate revenue to help complete the SR 520 program and to help alleviate congestion on I-90. Scoping is an opportunity to gather feedback that will shape the tolling study. Please join us at any time during the public scoping meetings to learn more and tell us what you think.

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“If the rate of retailers selling tobacco to minors exceeds 20 percent, Washington could lose nearly $14 million in federal funding.”

State receives $1.3 million in settlement with drug maker

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About 16 percent of tobacco retailers illegally sold to minors in 2012. The number of Washington retailers illegally selling tobacco to minors has risen to its highest level in more than a decade. An annual report that tracks illegal sales shows about 16 percent of tobacco retailers in our state sold tobacco to minors from January to June of this year — up from 11 percent in 2011 and 10 percent in 2010. “This is unacceptable. Our young people should not have access to these deadly tobacco products,” said Secretary of Health Mary Selecky. “Most adult smokers start as teens, so if we can keep tobacco out of the hands of kids, it’s likely they’ll never take up this dangerous habit.” The current youth smoking rate in Washington is about 13 percent. It’s dropped by about half since 2000. Unfortunately, the rate of decline has leveled

off in recent years, and the The rate of stores selling use of alternative tobacco tobacco to minors is moniproducts like chew, cigars tored in the annual Synar and hookahs is a growing Report. The report is the concern. result of federal legislation The Department of that requires states to enact Health works with state and and enforce laws that prolocal agenhibit the sale of cies to train tobacco prodtobacco ucts to minors, retailers so and to conduct they know annual random, and underu nannou nce d stand their inspections of obligations retailers. The under the report is comlaw and piled by the the penSubstance Abuse alties for and Mental violating it. Health Services The high Administration level of (SAMHSA). e mpl oye e C ompliance Washington state checks are conturnover in Dept. of Health stores that ducted by local sell tobachealth agenco makes retailer educa- cies and the state Liquor tion crucial. With limited Control Board. Working budgets over the last few with local law enforcement, years, local communities teens try to buy cigarettes were unable to expand and other tobacco products retailer education or dedi- at randomly selected retailcate resources to youth ers. Clerks who sell tobacco prevention. Meanwhile, the to minors can be fined up tobacco industry continues to $100, and retail owners Thirty-four state attorto invest huge amounts of can be fined up to $1,500. money to attract new smokers. In 2010, the industry spent about $80 million on marketing activities in Washington alone. please call (206) 232-1215

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Licenses to sell tobacco are permanently revoked after multiple violations. If the rate of retailers selling tobacco to minors exceeds 20 percent, Washington could lose nearly $14 million dollars in federal funding for drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention and treatment. While official youth checks determine the rate of illegal sales, anyone can report a violation on the state Liquor Control Board’s website. Washington has made significant headway in lowering smoking rates, but there’s still work to do. Statewide there are about 70,000 youth who still smoke cigarettes. About 50 young people start smoking each day, and about 7,900 people die every year in Washington from tobaccorelated diseases. For more, go to the Department of Health website at

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Page 9 neys general, including Washington state, reached a $42.9 million settlement with Pfizer Inc. to resolve allegations that the company unlawfully promoted its drugs, Zyvox and Lyrica. “Pfizer’s claims about Zyvox and Lyrica were not supported by scientific evidence,” said State Attorney General Rob McKenna. The drug maker engaged in illegal marketing for Lyrica by encouraging its use for the treatment of pain conditions for which the drug is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Such promotion of drugs is called “off-label” marketing. The attorneys general allege that Pfizer engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by making misleading and unsubstantiated claims about the drugs’ superiority to similar, bet-


ter-known drugs. The FDA approved Zyvox to treat, among other conditions, pneumonia and skin infections caused by Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). Pfizer promoted Zyvox as superior to Vancomycin, an effective and well-known MRSA drug. Lyrica is FDAapproved for seizure control and nerve pain in diabetics, among other illnesses. Pfizer marketed the drug as a more potent successor to Neurontin, another drug that has been used effectively for years. A small portion of Washington state’s $1.3 million share of the settlement will be used to cover attorneys’ fees and costs associated with the investigation. The rest will be made available as grants to organizations set up to help those who suffer from diabetes.

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Applications for the Mercer Island Freemasons scholarship program are now available to juniors and seniors in the MIHS Counseling Center. For more than 35 years, the Freemasons have invested in the success of outstanding MIHS students. By including juniors, the program helps students get a head start on the college application process. The Freemasons award an achievement certificate to the outstanding junior boy and girl, and a $1,000 grant to the outstanding senior boy and girl. Winners at the Mercer Island Lodge are then forwarded to the Grand Lodge of Washington, where the winning juniors are eligible for a $1,000 grant and the winning seniors are eligible for an additional $1,000 grant. Applications must be completed and returned to the Counseling Center by Feb. 11. All applicants and

Schools ‘Annual Report’ mailed to Island residents Just after the New Year began, the Mercer Island School District mailed its annual report to Islanders. In it the school district summarized the accomplishments of its schools, at the same time acknowledging challenges that remain. The district maintains a nearly perfect high school graduation rate, and consistently high scores on standardized tests. In each school, 90 percent of students tested met or exceeded standards. Statewide, between two-thirds and three-quarters of students met or exceeded standards in all categories. As accomplishments, the report listed recognition of the district by others including a designation as an ‘outperforming district’ by the Council of Chief State Schools Officers and

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The meeting was supposed to include a discussion about the results of a survey that was to begin on Jan. 6. The telephone poll of the community regarding school facilities was not ready for analysis, however, due to a low response rate on the first evening. It was begun at the same time that the Seahawks football playoff game against the Redskins in Washington, D.C., was on television. Plano said the results will be ready at the end of this month.

Schedule changes to add instruction time Plano also discussed the work underway to increase the number of instructional minutes in the school day to meet the new guidelines set by the state superintendent. The first change proposed is to add a few minutes by changing start times by five minutes at elementary schools. The change will be phased in. Administrators are studying the best ways to find time. The district is expected to easily meet and surpass the new time standards, which call for increasing student instruction time by 80 hours over the school year.

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The local pizza joint, Island Crust Cafe, was recognized Thursday afternoon as the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year. Owners Rich and Kim Benjamin were given the honor, highlighting not only a great local business, but one that strives to give back to the community. Island Crust, located in the Island Corporate Center at 7525 S.E. 24th Street, Suite 100, is a kosher vegetarian restaurant that offers everything from pizza to salad and more. The restaurant prides itself on the fact that all of its items are homemade, using the best ingredients. At the Chamber lunch when the award was announced on Thursday, Jan. 10, Rich said they were extremely surprised. The cafe will be catering the annual Giving From The Heart Breakfast in February, which fundraises for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. The breakfast will serve 500 attendees and the restaurant has donated $5,000 to the cost of providing

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the breakfast. At the 2012 breakfast, the Benjamins provided free pizza parties to a classroom at each Mercer Island elementary school, including St. Monica, as a prize for a YFS-sponsored art project. The restaurant also gave 20 percent of their revenue during ‘Giving From The Heart Day’ to YFS. The restaurant is also well known for hosting local community events and helping when and where it can, including free meals for veterans on Veterans Day, special events to raise money for Israeli orphans, poker nights with proceeds going to the winner’s philanthropy of choice, and local school fundraisers. “Island Crust Cafe is an outstanding example of the businesses here on Mercer Island. They are building a better Island community by being here,” said the nomination form. Island Crust Cafe, which has been operating for 2.5 years, is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mercer Island resident joins ThinkWell Judy Bloom, of Mercer Island, is joining forces with Alyse McConnell, PCC and Annie Fitzgerald, PCC to form ThinkWell Workplace Enrichment Coaching, a group dedicated to helping organizations foster a culture where motivation thrives and drives results. With this approach, employees eliminate personal barriers that hold them back, such as self-limiting thought patterns, ineffective interaction styles and resistance to change. Through one-on-one

coaching, attention training and other innovative tools, executives develop new strategies for managing stress, staying resilient and working with others. They are supported in unleashing their “personal best.” ThinkWell has several key companies dependent on it for their leadership development training. These programs focus on fun, well-being, compassion, vision and action. “The leaders we train credit us for the difference they make in every domain of their lives,” Bloom said. ThinkWell offices are located on Bainbridge Island, Mercer Island,

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Retail sales up 5.4% in third quarter 2012 Taxable retail sales increased 5.4 percent to $28.8 billion during the third quarter of 2012, compared to the same period in 2011, the Washington State Department of Revenue reported on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Retail trade, a subset of all sales that excludes non-retail sectors such as construction and services, rose 7.3 percent to $13.1 billion. Among major industries, construction was up 6.1 percent to $4.6 billion, accommodations and food services increased 5.6 percent to $3.5 billion, motor vehicles and parts rose 15.7 percent to $3.0 billion, and general merchandise stores were up 4.7 percent to $2.6 billion.

Washington ranks 36th highest in state, local taxes Washington ranked 36th from the top in state and local taxes paid per $1,000 of personal income in 2010, according to Census Bureau data published by the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Washington ranked 42nd among the states in state and local taxes as a percentage of gross state product. Neighboring state Idaho ranked sixth, and Oregon was 39th. Gross state product is the value of goods and services produced in a state. Washingtonians paid $96.08 in taxes for every $1,000 in income, the second lowest rate in 50 years. The lowest rate was recorded in 2009 at $93.24, and the third lowest rate was $98.43, paid in 1960, the earliest year for which reliable records are available. Even though 2010 taxes were higher than in 2009, the state actually dropped one notch among the states from its 35th ranking in 2009 because taxes in some other states increased more. The national average was $106.54, up $4.44 from 2009. Residents from 35 other states paid more in 2010, with New York ranking first at $204.12 per $1,000 personal income. Neighboring state Oregon ranked 35th at $96.88, while Idaho ranked 45th at $89.98. South Dakota was ranked 50th at $83.72. The report also tracks taxes per capita. Washington ranked 21st at $4,016 in taxes per capita in 2010. The national average was $4,147. Taxes per capita tend to be higher in states with higher personal incomes.

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‘Beautiful’ project has a simple message By Reporter Staff

Jennifer Brastad wants women to be aware of their inner beauty. The Mercer Island resident has launched “Our Beautiful Project,” a new business created to help women build their selfesteem by showcasing an affirmation in their bathroom that reads “Beautiful” when looking in the mirror. The scrolling letters are printed backwards in the frame so that they can be read when reflected. “It’s the best beauty regimen toward creating real beauty that shines, delights and gives joy to others,” said Brastad, who by trade is a graphic designer. The project has been born out of Brastad’s own life experience — her journey of healing and overcoming an abuse-filled childhood. Now 44, she has a 6-year-

old son with her husband. “It’s been an arduous and painful journey on the path to healing, but with the help of therapy, I am growing stronger. Little by little, I’m able to loosen the restraints of my past that bound me tightly for so many years,” Brastad said on her website. A variety of framed affirmations are available for purchase on the website in different colors and patterns. Brastad is also a blogger. “I am trying to build up a social movement for women to value their inner beauty and increase community awareness about the dangers of the pressure to be physically beautiful, especially for girls and teens,” she said. “I think the affirmations would also make a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift. A man would basically be saying, ‘I

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Sound Publishing, Inc., the state’s largest community news organization, has purchased the Seattle Weekly. Sound Publishing is the parent company of the Mercer Island Reporter. Details of the purchase were not disclosed. The Weekly, a freely distributed newspaper in Seattle and nearby cities, was purchased from Village Voice Media Holdings. The Seattle Weekly reaches over 200,000 unique print and digital readers every week with more than 1,500 outdoor news boxes and in-store racks throughout Seattle and nearby areas. It was founded in 1976 by Darrell Oldham and David Brewster. Sound Publishing was founded in 1987 and its publications reach more than 500,000 homes weekly, with over 700,000 monthly digital readers. Sound publishes 36 daily, weekly and monthly community newspapers and magazines, in addition to

the Little Nickel Classifieds in western Washington and northern Oregon. Sound also operates a state-of-theart print facility in Everett, Wash. “We think highly of the Seattle Weekly and its faithful readership,” said Gloria Fletcher, president of Sound Publishing. “The Weekly fits quite well into Sound Publishing’s culture of delivering unique and relevant content to both print and digital readers.” “The addition of the Seattle Weekly to Sound’s print and digital portfolio is very exciting,” said Josh O’Connor, VP of East Sound Newspaper Operations. “The Weekly opens up many possibilities for readers, advertisers and the communities that we serve. We appreciate the editorial focus on local news, culture and the arts. This publication has been a leader in shaping Seattle for many decades, and we look forward to managing this business in

the future.” The purchase of the Seattle Weekly came in tandem with a separate purchase of the SF Weekly by the San Francisco Examiner, which is owned primarily by David Black, chairman of Black Press and other Black Press executives. Black Press is the parent company of Sound Publishing. Black Press operates more than 170 newspapers in western Canada and Washington, in addition to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal. The Seattle Weekly and the San Francisco Weekly will be operated independently of one another. The Seattle Weekly is known for political and governmental reporting, as well as music and arts coverage. It publishes a number of special issues throughout the year on topics such as a spring and fall arts guide, dining guide, special coverage of the Seattle International Film Festival and Bumbershoot. Sound Publishing has executive offices in Bellevue and Poulsbo. The Seattle Weekly will remain based in Seattle.

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Mercer Island resident Wayne Perryman’s new book for teens. highlighted, from biblical times to the modern era — from Jesus and Mary to Mother Teresa, Mozart, Martin Luther King Jr. The least known individual is perhaps Jan Matzeliger, an African-American who invented the ‘Shoe Lasting Machine’ for the mass production of shoes. Perryman, a minister at Mt. Calvary Christian Center Church of God in Christ, is a former newspaper publisher and radio talk-show host. His other books include “Unveiling the Whole Truth,” “The Drama of Obama,” and “Unfounded Loyalty,” to name a few. Two of his children’s books about baseball All-Stars Ken Griffey Jr. and Harold Reynolds were the first children’s storybooks to be part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library. For more information, go to


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The Mercer Island boys swim and dive team earned its first win of 2013, beating Bainbridge 126-57 in an island battle on Tuesday. Days later, the team traveled to the Kentridge Invitational, taking second place overall with 467 points. At the King County Aquatic Center on Saturday, Jan. 12, against some of the top teams from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, Mercer Island finished in second place to Omaha Creighton Prep, a team from Nebraska. Prep earned 750 points. Against Bainbridge earlier in the week, Mercer Island won 10 of the 12 events to win the meet. The Islanders team of Samuel Chong, Noah Deiparine, Duncan Koontz and Brandt Waesche won the 200-medley relay in 1:43.40, while Deiparine took the top spot in the 200 freestyle race in 1:51.28. He went on to also win the 100 butterfly race in 57.93 seconds. Tanner Martinez won

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Mercer Island’s Noah Deiparine swims the 200 freestyle race against Bainbridge on Tuesday, Jan. 8. He won the event. the 200 individual medley for the Islanders in 2:09.51. Bainbridge’s Kevin Yalung won the 50 freestyle spring in 23.20 seconds. Cody Hall won the diving competition for Mercer Island with a final score of 199.85. Andrew Weiss won the 100 freestyle race in 48.55, and Ian Caldwell earned the first-place finish in the 500 freestyle race in

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5:19.13. Mercer Island’s Karl MacLane, Samuel Peterson, Caldwell and Weiss won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:35.07. Bainbridge’s second event win went to Logan McDaniel, who won the 100 backstroke race in 59.9 seconds. Islander Duncan Koontz won the 100 breaststroke race in 1:06.46, while the 400 relay race went to Mercer Island’s Weiss, Caldwell, Deiparine and Waesche in 3:27.91. Two days later, the team

lost to Bellevue, 97-89, at Mary Wayte Pool. Bellevue won 11 of the 12 events during the meet. Mercer Island’s only individual win was in the diving competition, when Connor Nielson won with a final score of 192.95. The team competed against Skyline in a nonconference meet on Tuesday, after Reporter deadline, and will swim against Garfield on Friday, Jan. 18, at Medgar Evers Pool in Seattle. The meet is set to start at 3:30 p.m.

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Mercer Island’s Jack Oberle swims the backstroke leg of the 200-medley relay race against Bainbridge on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Below, Mercer Island’s Xander Lacrampe swims the 200 individual medley race against Bainbridge.

The Mercer Island gymnastics team honored its two seniors on Thursday, Jan. 10, during the Islanders’ final home meet of the year. Mercer Island won the meet, scoring 142 points to beat Interlake. Newport, a 4A team, filled out the competition against the Mercer Island JV squad. Monica Airut-Murphy and Cricket Travis’s years with the team were celebrated and honored by head coach Lenny Lewis and the rest of the team. Both gymnasts thanked their parents for their help and support and the team for making things fun. Travis joined the team in her sophomore year at MIHS, while AirutMurphy is a four-year member of the squad. “We had fun; it was a fun night,” said Lewis after the meet. “Monica was the only freshman who stayed with the team all four years.

I really enjoyed having her there. That was one of the wildest freshmen classes we’ve ever had, and she hasn’t changed.” Mercer Island will travel to compete against Liberty on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Interlake High School, before heading to Mount Si on Thursday, Jan. 24, for the final meet of the regular season. Lewis said the Mount Si meet will be on the Wildcats’ senior night, making a tough meet even tougher. “It’s going to be really interesting,” he said. The KingCo championships will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. Before then, Lewis said the team not only needs to recoup from some injuries, but to continue to work on tightening up routines. “We need to tighten things up,” said the coach. “We can improve our score; I think we’re a 160 team. Our goal is to make it out of KingCo as a team. Lake Washington, Bellevue and Liberty have really good teams, so it’s going to be a battle for second place. Mount Si is just too good to not win.”

Olivia Shen on the beam during the Mercer Island gymnastics meet against Interlake and Newport on Thursday, Jan. 10. Below, Mercer Island gymnastics coach Lenny Lewis hands senior Cricket Travis a senior gift. Travis and Monica Airut-Murphy were the only two seniors this season. Megan Managan/Staff Photos


Mercer Island fourth at Jack Reynolds tournament By Megan Managan

On Saturday, Jan. 12, some of the top wrestling teams from around the state gathered at Mercer Island High School to take part in the annual Jack Reynolds Tournament of Excellence. Mercer Island finished in fourth place as a team with 137.5 points. Granger took the team title with a total of 202.5 points. Mercer Island saw eight of the team’s wrestlers finish in the top five of their brackets. In the 106 division, Taylan Yuasa finished second overall, while Luke Wilson was Dan Richards/Contributed Photo third in the 120 weight class. Mercer Island’s Jake Pruchno wrestles Zach Tooms of Liberty on Thursday, Jan. 10. Jacob Pruchno finished in fifth place in the 126 and Chandler won the 170 Hull pinned Nick Richards the 195 and 220 weight weight division and Connor match by forfeit, as did to win the 145 weight class matches by forfeit, giving Gullstad was third overall Chris Richards in the 182 after 5:32 of wrestling. Mercer Island the points. in the 152 class. Teammate match. Condon also won Connor Gullstad beat Saul Kang Andrey Ilnitsky Tanner Ranz earned fifth by forfeit in the 195 group, Del Rio in the 152 division pinned Hayden Gaddis in place in the 160 division, folwhile Andrew Picton pinned by 6-4 decision. Ranz won 22 seconds to give Lake lowed by Nick Chandler in Zach Arthur in 1:45 to win the 160 weight match by for- Washington a second win. third place in the 170 weight at 220. Liberty’s Alejandro feit, as did Chandler in the Mercer Island will host class. Island senior Danny Tachiyama won the 285 170 division and Stanke in Mount Si on Thursday, Jan. Stanke was third in the 182 match by forfeit, as did Sean the 182 group. 17, at 7:30 p.m. division, and Evan Condon Surowiec in the 106 match. Condon and Picton won was fifth in the 195 division. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Earlier in the week, the Islanders defeated Lake team picked up a KingCo Washington, winning 57-12. win on Thursday, Jan. 10, In the 113 weight divibeating Liberty 49-27 in the sion, Yuasa pinned Chet Patriots gym. Atuanya after a minute on Yuasa won the 113 divithe mat. Both the 106 and sion by forfeit, while Liberty’s 120 matches were double Ian Tidwell did the same forfeits. in the 120 weight class. In Trevor Gullstad won the the 126 weight class, Trevor 126 division by pinning Gullstad pinned Michael Johnny McKamey in 4:38, Shaw in 4:47, while Pruchno while Pruchno won the 132 pinned Zach Toombs in weight class by forfeit, as did 3:31 to win the 132 division Ong in the 138 division. match. Mike Ong beat Alec Lake Washington’s Benson Bluhm by 9-3 decision in the 138 match, and Liberty’s Jimmy Andrus pinned Nick Richards in 5:02 to win the 145 match. Conner Small picked Do you have sports up another match win for news to share with MerLiberty in the 152 class, Brothers Mike and David Schiller take a break at the SJCC cer Island? beating Connor Gullstad on Saturday, Jan. 12, after David shot 1,000 free throws as by 11-8 decision. Mercer a fundraiser for the MS Society. Mike was diagnosed with Send it to mmanaIsland’s Ranz won the 160 MS several years ago, and David’s fundraiser was in honor or � laces ofmajor Worship division by a 14-2 of his brother and family. Contributed photo. call (206) 232-1215. decision over Cooper Antin,

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By the numbers Boys basketball Tuesday, Jan. 8 MI 59, Lake Washington 41 Mercer Island – 14 18 14 13 – 59 Lake Washington – 12 9 10 10 – 41 Mercer Island scoring – Joe Rasmussen 26, Nick Nordale 12, Kaleb Warner 11, Jake Stenberg 6, Espen Platou 2, Max Tilden 2. Friday, Jan. 11 Mercer Island 65, Juanita 35 Mercer Island – 21 14 11 19 – 65 Juanita – 2 8 12 13 – 35 Mercer Island scoring – Joe Rasmussen 18, Kaleb Warner 13, Nick Nordale 9, Max Tilden 6, Jake Shaddle 5, Jake Stenberg 5, Espen Platou 4, Will Taylor 2,

Teddy van der Velden 2, Alex Emanuels 1, David Emanuels 1.

Girls basketball Wednesday, Jan. 9 MI 47, Lake Washington 39 Mercer Island – 13 11 11 12 – 47 Lake Washington – 9 5 13 12 – 39 Mercer Island scoring – Kris Brackmann 20, Jessica Blakeslee 8, Jamie Mounger 6, Rachael Tessem 6, Christina Williamson 6, Julia Blumenstein 1. Friday, Jan. 11 MI 57, Juanita 46 (2OT) Mercer Island – 4 11 10 9 7 16 – 57 Juanita – 4 4 12 14 7 5 – 46 Mercer Island scoring –Kris Brackmann 17, Julia Blumenstein 15, Rachael Tessem 7, Renae Tessem 7, Jessica Blakeslee 6, Christina Williamson 3, Jamie Mounger 2.

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Mercer Island’s Julia Blumenstein celebrates with her teammates after the team’s double overtime win over Juanita on Friday, Jan. 11.

Sports briefs MIHS girls golf program in need of volunteer coaches The Mercer Island girls golf program is looking for several volunteer assistant coaches. One or two coaches are needed to help the program,

which boasts one of the best records in the state. The team hosts practices Monday through Thursday after school in the spring at Jefferson Park in Seattle. Anyone who has a passion for youth golf and is interested in joining should contact head coach Don Papasedero at (206) 719-0492.

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Pair embraces ‘Tikum Olam’

Engagement Zellerbach-Reek Hilary Ann Zellerbach and Terrance Robert Reek, both of Mercer Island, are engaged to be married. A wedding on the Big Island of Hawaii is planned for June 29, 2013, with a reception to follow on Aug. 10 at Delille Cellars in Woodinville. The bride, daughter of Katherine Zellerbach and William Howard, of Tucson, Ariz., and Charles and Patricia Zellerbach, of Orange County, Calif., is a 2002 graduate of Mercer Island High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree

in English and journalism from Colorado College in 2006 and shortly thereafter graduated with honors from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in science and nursing. She is currently employed as a registered nurse at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The groom, son of Pamela and Ronald Reek, of Mercer Island, is a 1995 graduate of Mercer Island High School and a 1999 graduate of Bellevue College. He is currently employed by and part owner of R.L. Lawler Incorporated, a property

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EYE ON MI | Ryan James gallery opening

Mercer Island artists Fab Rideti, Louise Hankes and Sophie Stilon Quinlan with Ryan James, the owner and operator of the Ryan James Gallery in Bellevue. The gallery will host a grand opening on Feb. 15, which features only Washington artists. The Ryan James Gallery is located at 989 112th Ave. N.E., Suite 102, in Bellevue. Photo by Megan Managan. Have a photo you’d like to share with the Island in our “Eye on MI” feature? Email your image with a caption about where and when it was taken to

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s annual Connections Brunch, set for Jan. 27, represents the largest gathering of Jewish women in the entire Northwest each year. It is no small task. Yet Mercer Islander Iantha Sidell and her daughter, Brooke Pariser, who are chairing the event, are well-suited for their roles. Pariser comes by her “volunteering” genes honestly. Her mother, Sidell, has won numerous awards from the local and national Jewish Federations as well as other organizations, based on a staggering list of volunteer and philanthropic activities. Pariser is building her own reputation as a young leader in the Jewish community, but this year’s Connections 2013 Brunch, sponsored by the Federation, represents the first time that she and her mother are chairing such a major event together. Connections is historically the largest gathering of Jewish women in the Northwest, and this year looks to be no different. Managing the event is a huge effort and, as co-chairs, Sidell and Pariser have become deeply involved in many of the hands-on tasks. They have helped plan the program — a dazzling presentation by classical pianist and actress Mona

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Islander Iantha Sidell and her daughter, Brooke Pariser, are co-chairs of the Jewish Foundation’s Connections Brunch. Program. Pariser said her mother’s example has been an inspiration and a guide for her own activities. “She never pushed me,” Pariser says of Sidell, “but led by example. I won’t fill the same shoes, but because of her, volunteering will be a big part of my life and my daughter’s.” Connections 2013: Women Making Choices takes place on Jan. 27 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The program features a musical-theatrical presentation by acclaimed concert pianist Mona Golabek, based on her book, “The Children of Willesden Lane.” The book chronicles the story of Lisa Jura, Mona’s mother, who made her way on the Kindertransport from Vienna to London and later to a career as a concert pianist. For details, go to www.

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The Lord’s Day vs. game day

While church attendance their black-and-white vestin North America has been ments, the pastoral team in decline for the past few directs the sacred drama decades, it would be ill- and prompts the congregaadvised to suggest that tion’s responses with their worship is no longer a part amplified announcements. of our culture. In On the light of the devo- On Religion field, some tion that marks ancient sacprofessional footrifice is reenball fans this time acted. The of year, it would obvious pain be safe to sugand suffering gest our inbred call to mind worship instincts the brute and have simply been gore of gladiaredirected. Pastor Greg tor days when We still worthe faithful ship on Sundays, hid in catajust not the way we used to. combs as opposed to sipThe Sunday-go-to-meeting ping beer and eating brats garb of years gone by has comfortably seated in outbeen replaced by team logo door stadiums. With rapt sweatshirts and replica jer- attention, the worshipers seys. vicariously feel the pain of Every Sunday football’s those who suffer on their faithful, robed in sacred behalf. In both joy and in color schemes, chant their sorrow, they pray to the praises to the pigskin god pigskin god pleading that on high. In both domed this deity above will fix the and dome-less cathedrals score. throughout the country, Yes, it appears that footdevoted fans converge ball’s faithful comprise the at the appropriate hour fastest growing religion in to confess their belief in our nation. The conversion something bigger than rate is stunning. Sadly, the themselves. With unguard- longing for belonging and ed emotional responses community many failed to they raise their arms heav- find in their local church enward. Their week-in and has been met in sports bars week-out rituals verge on and stadiums. Equally sad, superstition. what was once a source It’s religion pure and of benign amusement has simple. But the liturgy become idolatry. For too observed is not limited to many, the Lord’s Day has those in the “pews.” I’d call given way to Game Day! attention to the priests who officiate the three-hour Mercer Islander, Rev. service. (Can you believe Greg Asimakoupoulos, is a we used to complain about regular contributor to the mass lasting 60 minutes?) In Mercer Island Reporter.

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Increased volatility for markets in 2013? There has been a fair watch to gauge market volaamount of discussion in the tility is the VIX index. VIX investment industry recent- stands for “CBOE Volatility ly regarding the potential Index.” The VIX measures for increased market volatil- expectations of near-term ity in 2013. market volatility reflected One recent article dis- in changes in forward stock cussed a mathematical index option prices. It is model that implies sometimes there is a high poten- On Finance referred to tial for an increase as the marin volatility. ket “fear” What may cause index. this increased marL a r g e ket volatility? We i nc re as e s think: increased in the VIX investor focus on the index have debt ceiling debate, tended to which will come Bob Toomey be associmore into focus in ated with late February. The declines U.S. federal debt ceiling or corrections in the marneeds to be raised again to ket. accommodate additional Over the past several debt issuance by the U.S. years, major spikes in the Treasury in March. We think VIX have occurred folthe tone and nature of the lowing periods of 8-12 debate over the next couple months of low volatility or of months could get quite quiescence in the index. ugly and increase investor We have been in one of anxiety, which could lead these “quiescent” periods to rising market volatility for the past 12 months. If (meaning “downside”). history is any guide, the One widely used indi- odds of a major increase cator that market analysts in volatility may be rising.

So what does this all mean for financial planning and investing? As financial planners, there are things we can do to protect client assets from increased market volatility. One of the ways is through diversifying investment holdings by asset class. This reduces portfolio volatility because different asset classes behave differently in varying market conditions. Another way to reduce volatility is by holding larger proportions of dividendpaying stocks, as they tend to be less sensitive to harsh swings in the market. A dis-

ciplined investment process or model can also help to keep investment decisions within rational bounds and help avoid the temptation to make emotionally based decisions. Finally, having a sound financial plan that incorporates reasonable and reasoned spending, income and investment return assumptions is essential. Bob Toomey is vice president of research for S.R. Schill & Associates, a registered investment advisor located on Mercer Island.

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Unless otherwise noted, school board meetings are held at Mercer Island City Council Chambers at 9611 SE 36th Street. Board meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Regular board meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

Special School Board Meeting Tuesday January 22, 2013 District Administration Building Board Room 4160 86th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040

Special Meeting Purposes: To review the performance of a public employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110 (1)(g); and to conduct a study session in order for the board to discuss and deliberate on the following topics: • • • • •

2013 community research conducted by EMC Facilities master planning next steps Policy implications for Public Records Act requests I-90 Tolling and School District impacts Other policy-level topics affecting the board

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Mercer Island Radio Operators Meeting: 7 p.m.,

Parks and Recreation Hot Spot Basketball Competition:

Jan. 17, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications, emergency preparedness. www.

Friday | 18 Classics in Film Series:

“Hangover Square” (John Brahm, 1945), 7:30 p.m., Jan. 18, Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Features an introduction from film historian Lance Rhoades. Q&A follows the screening. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. Presented by the Mercer Island Arts Council.

Saturday | 19 Seattle’s Annual Burns Night: 7-11 p.m., Jan. 19,

Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way. An evening of dancing, music and poetry with a taste of haggis, neeps and tatties. Celebrate the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Presented by Seattle Branch Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

3:30-5 p.m., Jan. 20, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Annual basketball skills competition involves shooting from five “Hot Spots” marked on a basketball court. The competition tests young athletes’ allaround skill within a series of one-minute rounds. Open to boys and girls ages 7-14. Participants who win the local competition qualify to participate in the state event. No fee, no registration required.

Tuesday | 22 Mom’s Mornings: 9:30-11 a.m., Jan. 22, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8501 S.E. 40th Street. A safe, happy place for moms to gather every Tuesday, presented by the HTLC Christian Education Committee. Child care provided. Schedule follows MISD schedule. www. Mercer Island Rotary Club Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m.,

Jan. 22, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Joseph

Mercer Island rEporter | Breidenbach, attorney. Topic: Evolving DUI laws in Washington state. The general public is welcome to attend. Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED: 7-9 p.m., Jan. 22,

Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Nonhealth care provider class. Cost: $20 (check/cash). To reserve a space, call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday. Parking available behind fire station. www.

Friday | 25 Parks and Recreation Senior Trip: Black Diamond Bakery

& Outing, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 25. Depart and return from Mercer Island Community and Event Center parking lot at 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Cost: $12 plus tax.

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Leaves covered in frost catch the morning sun at the Lid Park on Mercer Island in early January. 26, 8451 S.E. 68th St., Suite #105. New fitness studio offers group classes, bootcamps and one-on-one personal training for adults and youth. www.facebook. com/kixandspinz.

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p.m., Jan. 25, 3003 Island Crest Way, Suite 2. Event features Mercer Island trail scenes and wine and cheese. Open to the community.

Sunday | 27 St. Monica School Open House: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,

Saturday | 26 Kix and Spinz Grand Opening:

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Jan. 27, St. Monica Parish School, 4320 87th Ave. S.E. Free informational tour of school for parents and families. Disney & Dessert: 2 p.m., Jan. 27, Mercer Island High School Commons, 9100 Southeast 42nd Street. Classic Disney tunes, sweets and fun. All proceeds benefit the 2013 MIHS Orchestra trip to the Anaheim Heritage Festival. Cost: $15 (donation in advance), $20 (at door). Tickets at Island Books or from orchestra students. Presented by Team O and the MIHS Orchestra.

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Events | Ongoing Parks and Recreation Pre-Ballet: 3:10-4 p.m.,

Thursdays, Jan. 17-March 28, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, Dance Room, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Ages 3-4. Cost: $114 (resident), $136 (nonresident). Parks and Recreation Ballet:

4-5 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 17-March 28, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, Dance Room, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Ages 5-8. Cost: $114 (resident), $136 (nonresident).


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Jan. 29, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. The community can provide input during the WSDOT scoping period: Jan. 22-Feb. 22, online, by mail or in person at the meeting. Additional meetings in Bellevue (Jan. 30) and Seattle (Jan. 31). www.


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Baby And Me Story Times: 10 a.m., Tuesdays. Ages 3-12 months with adult. Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Tuesdays. Ages 3-5 with adult. Wonderful Ones Story Times:

10 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 12-24 months with adult.

Terrific Twos Story Times:

11 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 2-3 with adult.

Teens SAT Strategy Session: 1 p.m.,

Events | Upcoming Mercer Island Women’s Club Annual Fundraising Luncheon: 11 a.m., Feb.

11, Covenant Shores, 9150 Fortuna Drive. The community is invited to attend. Speaker: Erica Bauermeister, Seattle author of “The Lost Art of Mixing.” Proceeds help support many Mercer Island organizations such as Youth and Family Services and Parks and Recreation. Reservations deadline: Feb. 1. Cost: $26. Contact: JoAnne Jones, (206) 2323903. Giving From The Heart Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m.,

Feb. 13, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Join Mercer Island Youth & Family Services and the community for breakfast and then shop all day at select Island shops and restaurants where 20 percent of all purchases benefits MIYFS.

Jan. 19. Learn how the test is structured, strategies for taking it and have a chance to ask questions. Practice answering real SAT questions and get help with them. Teen Advisory Board: 7 p.m., Jan. 22. Voice your opinions on the library’s programs and services. Teen Zone: Study and Games, 2 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. No Teen Zone on Jan. 21 and 30. Hang out, do homework, play board games or chat. Study Zone: 4 p.m., Tuesdays. Drop in for free homework help from volunteer tutors.



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Lucky Greenhouse & Light 1000 Watt Grow Light Package includes Ballast, Lamp & Reflector! $179 1000 Watt Digital Light Package includes Ballast, Lamp and Upgraded Reflector! $249 3323 3rd Ave S. Suite 100B, Seattle

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Professional Services Music Lessons

Home Services General Contractors

Home Services Hauling & Cleanup

Home Services Hauling & Cleanup

Piano, Organ, Keyboard Lessons by Experienced Teacher, Kathy Fleck All Ages and Levels Learn to Play The Way You Want To!! Call 360-632-0209 for More Info & Scheduling.

Notice to Contractors Washington State Law (RCW 18.27.100) requires that all advertisements for construction related services include the contractor’s current depar tment of Labor and Industr ies registration number in the advertisement. Failure to obtain a certificate of registration from L&I or show the registration number in all advertising will result in a fine up to $5000 against the unregistered contractor. For more information, call Labor and Industries Specialty Compliance Services Division at 1-800-647-0982 or check L&Is internet site at


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Home Services General Contractors

ORDONEZ CONSTRUCTION Decks, Patios, Odd Jobs, Remodeling, Siding, Concrete, Fencing, General Landscaping, Etc. Lic#ORDONZ*880CW Bonded & Insured

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Home Services Electrical Contractors

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Home Services Property Maintenance

Holiday Special! 2nd load 1/2 price 25% Discount Specialing in House, garage & yard cleanouts. VERY AFFORDABLE

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We remove/recycle: Junk/wood/yard/etc. Fast Service 25 yrs Experience, Reasonable rates

Call Reliable Michael



WE TAKE IT ALL! Junk, Appliances, Yard Debris, etc. Serving Kitsap Co. Since 1997

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Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun. Will work rain or shine. Pickup tr uck available for hauling. $15/hr, 4 hr min. Please call: 206-719-0168 Home Services Homeowner’s Help

Chore Boys Winter Property CleanUp, Odd Jobs, Painting, Etc Free estimate Quality Work At Reasonable Prices!

Home Services

House/Cleaning Service

2013 GOAL: TIME TO CLEAN-UP! ETHICAL ENTERPRISES Family Owned 30+ Years Exp. Customer Oriented Residential & Comm. Call Cheryl / Bob 206-226-7283 425-770-3686 Lic.-Bonded-Ins.


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Home Services

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R & Z PA I N T I N G d o e s great work and our prices are very reasonable. We do work from Renton to Everett and ever ywhere inbetween. We do exterior painting, interior and pressure washing. Free estimates 7 days a week you can call at 1425-377-4025 or text. email at randzpaintingplus@gmail. We are licensed, bonded and insured LIC# RZPAIZP891PM referenses upon request. (paint)

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Home Services Lawn/Garden Service

ALL AROUND LAWN LAWN MAINTENANCE. Brush cutting, mowi n g , h e d g e s, we e d eating, hauling, & pressure washing. R & R MAINTENANCE 206-683-6794 Lic # 603208719

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2 0 0 0 YA M A H A B a b y Grand C 2, with bench. WANTED: Reel to Reel Higher Quality, Profes- Tapes, Record LPs, 45s, sional Conservatory Se- CDs. 206-499-5307 ries. Elegant Polished One call gets your ad Ebony Finish. Rarely in your community Used. Excellent Condinewspaper and tion. An Awesome Deal at $11,500! 360-472on the web. 0895 Friday Harbor, San Call 1-800-388-2527 Juan Island

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No tub rail to climb over. Safety bars & seats installed to your preference.

A+ rated on BBB & Angie’s List

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Home Services Plumbing


“FROM Small to All Give Us A Call” Licensed, Bonded, Insured -PACWEWS955PKEastside: 425-273-1050 King Co: 206-326-9277 Sno Co: 425-347-9872 Home Services Roofing/Siding


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Seamless Acrylic Wall Systems Lifetime Warranty

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Just give us a call!

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Is Your Loved One Getting The Quality, Personalized 24/7 Care They Deserve?

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Private Room Available Respite, Adult Day Care, Long Term Care, Transition to Hospice. State Lic Private Care Cats

3 Female MAINE C O O N S , Pa r e n t s o n Site, Sold w/o papers $425 each. PERSIAN Maine Coon Mix Kittens, Big Bundles of Fluff $300. Shots, Wormed, guaranteed. No checks. (425)350-0734. Give the Gift of Love this Christmas. BENGAL KITTENS. Hypo-alergenic.Full of spots. Very exotic. Box t ra i n e d . Ve t c h e cke d . $300 253-217-0703 Ragdoll mix kittens, older kittens Free. Younger K i t t e n s $ 5 0 . Ve r y lovable, fluffy & colorful. 1st shots, some extra toes. 425-374-9925 Dogs

(4) AKC YELLOW LAB female puppies avail. Sweet, playful, cuddly! Socialized, friendly home raised companions. Dew claws removed, first shots and b o t h p a r e n t s o n s i t e. White side of yellow lab coloring. Accepting deposits. Ready 1/30. $500 each. Bonney Lake. P h o t o s ava i l a bl e v i a email. Call for more details 253-209-6661 or



B OX E R P U P P I E S ! Purebred. We have 2 Males and 3 Females left. All are Brindle with some White. Born December 4th, ready to go h o m e fo r Va l e n t i n e ’s Day! First shots & worming. Family raised. AskAKC Golden Retriever ing $500 for Boys and pups. Excellent blood $550 for Girls. Text for line, $500. Also Golden pictures: 425-268-5944 Doodle pups, $700. Wor med and shots! 360-652-7148

AKC GOLDEN Retrievers puppies born Octob e r 2 3 rd. 1 b e a u t i f u l Blonde & 3 gorgeous Reddish Golden’s. Dewclaw’s removed, shots, wo r m e d . Pa r e n t s o n site. Ready now! Perfect fo r C h r i s t m a s. M a l e s $600. Females $700. Arlington. 360-435-4207. AKC POMERANIAN puppies. Variety of colors. Will be ready mid Januar y. $350 males, $450 females. 253-2233506 253-223-8382 Chihuahua pups. White/Cream color ing and great temperament, socialized with children (& a toddler), cats & large dogs. shots, wo r m e d . $ 1 5 0 - $ 2 0 0 . (206)673-7917 or (206)244-5049 AKC POODLE Puppies. CHIHUAHUA’S! Itty Bitty

AKC German Shepherd Puppies!! Excellent Schutzhund pedigrees. Tracking, obedience and protection. Champions Bloodlines. Social with loving playful temperaments! Shots, wormed, vet checked. Health guarantee. Puppy book includes info on lines, health & more! 1 Male, 1 Female. $800 each. Call Jodi 360-761-7273. AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVER Puppies. Champion Stock, Good Hunters, Extremely Intelligent. Shots, Wormed, Vet Checked. Mother’s Hips, Elbows and Heart Certified. Born October 15th, ready by Christmas! $800 each. 360588-1346 Skagit Valley AKC MINI Schnauzer puppies. Variety of colors. $350 males, $450 females. Ready end of January and more coming. Now taking deposits. Call 253-223-3506 or 253-223-8382

s i ze, A K C r e g i s t e r e d p u p p i e s. R a r e c o l o r s and Longhairs available. Shots, wor med, potty b ox t ra i n e d . I n c l u d e s wee-wee pads. puppy care info packet, medical health care record keeping system, puppy f o o d s t a r t e r s u p p l y, medical health insurance p o l i c y. 1 0 0 % h e a l t h guaranteed, (vet check completed). Micro-chipAKC Poodle Puppies p i n g a va i l a b l e . $ 4 8 0 Teacups, 2 Choco- 253-847-7387 on October 17th. Ready to go on January 18th. First shots and wormed. Very beautiful, intelligent loving. Parents have had pre-breeding & genetic testing, also good hips, elbows and eyes. Home raised with loving care. Males and females. $1200/each. Call Roberta: 360-443-2447 or 360865-6102.

late Girls, 1 Chocolate Boy. Little Bundles of Love and Kisses. Reser ve Yo u r P u f f o f L ove ! 360-249-3612

BICHON FRISE. AKC Champion bred, 8 week old, male puppies. Conformation perfect for taking into the show ring, agility competition, or just perfect as your personal Winter’s lap warmer. Hypo-allergenic fur. Ideal for pet sensitivities. $1,000 each. 360-8650829 or 360-627-7222 Blue Heeler Pups. Real beauties. Avail 2-11-13, $300 2 male 3 female great mar kings. Dam/ Sire on site. Kir kland 425-241-6231

BLUE OLDE ENGLISH Bulldogge Puppies

CHINESE PUG puppies born November 7th, (3) males, (1) female, first shot and worming done. Asking $550. Pls call or text (360)708-8611. No calls after 9pm please Considering Great Dane ownership? Be informed before you buy or adopt. Know what to look for in a breeder or a rescue and a puppy or an adult. Visit,, Find your perfect pet in the Classifieds.


OUR BEAUTIFUL AKC Golden Retriever puppies are ready to go to their new homes. They have been raised around young children and are well socialized. Both parents have excellent health, and the puppies have had their first wellness vet check-ups and shots. The mother is a Light Golden and the father is full English Cream Golden. $800 each. For more pictures and infor mation about the puppies and our home/ kennel please visit us at: or call Verity at 360-520-9196

JUST IN TIME For Christmas! Adorable Bichon / Miniature poodle cross. Super smar t crossbreed. Will be 10-15 lbs. mature. First shots, worm negative, 1 year genetic health guara n t e e. E x c e l l e n t w i t h children, elderly and for apartment living. Picture doesn’t do them justice! $400. Call 360-697-9091 Poulsbo JUST IN TIME For Christmas! Adorable Bichon / Minature poodle cross. Super smar t crossbreed. Will be 10-15 lbs. mature. First shots, worm negative, 1 year genetic health guara n t e e. E x c e l l e n t w i t h children, elderly and for apartment living. Picture doesn’t do them justice! $400. Call 360-697-9091 Poulsbo

Campground & RV Memberships

( 5 ) J E R S E Y raw m i l l dairy business, includes compressor, (2) (7) gal. milk can with hoses and (2) claws, filtering and bottling apparatus, existing clients, list goes with business, these (5) cows are pregnant and halter broke, can be lead, are very friendly and loving. Transportation available $15,000 OBO. Pls call for more info (360)6316089

Day care going out of business sale, Kitchen equipment, Lots of toys Classroom furntiure Office equipment Desks shelves, Ever ything must go call for an appointment Monday-Friday or Saturday 10-4 206-242-9936

CAMPING Membership, complete with a 29’ 5 th Wheel! Featuring 2 slide outs and roof over it. Very nice two story storage shed with metal roof and porch also included. Located at Port Susan Camping Club in Tulalip, WA (near Mar ysville). Asking $25,000 for all. Call 425-422-1341 or 425-238-0445.

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WRINKLY/GORGEOUS CHAMPION BLOODLINE AKC REGISTERED PUPPIES. Shots, wor med, potty box trained, health insurance, health record keeping system, puppy star ter kit, micro-chipp i n g ava i l a bl e. 1 0 0 % health guaranteed (VET CHECK COMPLETED) $1,880 Payment options. 253-VIP-PETS (253847-7387)

FRENCH BULLDOG Cross Puppies $600. Males, females, black & white and blue & white. Shots, wormed, loved, health guaranC H . A K C E N G L I S H tee, 541-459-5802.

GERMAN WIRE H A I R E D Po i n t e r s . 5 puppies left! All males, born September 9th. Up to date on shots, vet c h e cke d . Pa r e n t s o n site. Dad is Smooth Coat. Very loving, great temperament. $500 each. Call 425-754-1843

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F Current Vaccination FCurrent Deworming F VET EXAMINED

Farmland Pets & Feed 9000 Silverdale Way


Malamute puppies. Adorable and playful. Excellent selection. Parents on site. Born November 2nd, $450. Take a real Arctic Challenge! 509-682-3284 to see on-line.

PURE BRED Saint Bernard Puppies. 3 Males and 2 Females. Ready January 12th. Will have 1st Shots. Mom On Site. Family Pampered Puppies. $450 to $550. Call For More Info: 360-8952634 Robyn (Por t Orchard Area) SMALL MIXED Breed puppies. Males & Females. Born November 14th. $250 for females. $200 for males. Excellent companion dogs. 206-723-1271


Year Round Indoor Swap Meet Celebrating 15 Years! Evergreen Fairgrounds Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 4pm FREE Admission & parking! For Information call

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General Pets


PUPPIES!! 4 Mastador pups; 75% English Mastiff, 25% Lab, 4 females, 2 fawn, 2 black, (mom 50% Mastiff/ 50% Lab, dad is 100% mastiff), $700 each. AKC English Mastiff puppies, show or pet quality, 4 months old, only brindles available, $1100 each. Parents on site. 1st & 2nd shots plus deworming included. Serious inquiries only. Ready now for their “forever homes”. 206-351-8196

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Garage/Moving Sales General

POM PUPPIES, 1 Female, Shots & Wormed. Terr ific Personalities. B l a c k / Ta n & C r e a m / Ta n . Pa p e r t r a i n e d . $375 each. 425-3771675

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013

Farm Animals & Livestock

Services Animals

LOVING Animal Care Visits - Walks Housesitting Home & Farm JOANNA GARDINER 206-567-0560 (Cell) 206-228-4841

Moving, Must Sell King Mattress, Frame & Box Spring. Sofas, amoires, lamps, tables, dishes, toys, tools, household treasures. Much More! Saturday, Jan 19th, 9am - 5pm. 15825 Village Green Dr. Mill Creek.

Advertise your upcoming garage sale in your local community paper and online to reach thousands of households in your area. Call: 800-388-2527 Fax: 360-598-6800 Go online: SNOQULAMIE

ESTATE SALE! Tools, fishing gear, furniture, collectibles, miscellanious household items... a whole house of stuff! Must go! Fr iday through Sunday, January 18 th, 19 th and 20th from 10am to 5pm located at 8456 384 th Ave SE, Snoqumalie, 98065. Look for ballons. Cash only.


Think Inside the Box Advertise in your garage sales - WA local community MINIATURE Australian Shepherd newspaper and on Garage/Moving Sales P u p p i e s . 3 m a l e s the web with just King County available, $700-$750. one phone call. Bellevue R e g i s t e r e d , h e a l t h Call 800-388-2527 MOVING SALE. Top of guaranteed, UTD the Line Items including: shots. 541-518-9284 for more information. Antiques, Collectibles, E N G L I S H B U L L D O G Baker City, Oregon. P U R E B R E D A l a s k a n Furniture, Accessories,

3 females available.1 bl u e, 2 bl u e faw n s, Healthy, microchipped, 2yr health guarantee, shipping available. Call/text 208-230-3517


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AKC Great Dane Pups Health guarantee! Males / Females. Dreyrsdanes is Oregon state’s largest breeder of Great Danes and licensed since 2002. Super sweet, intelligent, lovable, gentle giants. Now offering Full-Euro’s, Half-Euro’s & Standard Great Danes. $500 & up (every color but Fawn). Also available, Standard Po o d l e s . C a l l To d a y 503-556-4190. C H I H UA H UA p u p p i e s 2 tan females, short hair, Great Dane $ 1 9 5 e a c h . L o v i n g , GREAT DANE Puppies, easy, mellow temperAKC. Starting at $500. ment. Mom & dad on Blacks, Harlequins, site. 425-231-3283 or Merlequins, Fawns, 425-315-2778 Blues, Mantels, Merles. (360)985-0843 Need extra cash? Place your classified ad today! Call 1-800-388-2527 or Go online 24 hours a day

ADORABLE SHIH-TZUS, Brown Standard. Born t e e n y w e e n y, P u r s e

Cute, Sweet & Chubby. 2 m o n t h s o l d . 2 Fe males. $400. Firm. Call (425)337-1376 AKC CHESAPEAKE puppies, Dark, beautiful, (5) males, (2) females, $500 males, $600 females, leave message. Born Nov 28th (360)7704168 AKC COCKER Babies most colors, beautiful, s o c i a l i z e d , h e a l t h y, raised with children. Shots, wor med, pedigrees. $550 up. Terms? 425-750-0333, Everett AKC DOBERMANS. Champions Sherluck, Cactus Cash, Kimbertal, G l a d i a t o r bl o o d l i n e s. Vaccinations, wormed, dews, tails done. Healthy, family raised $950 253-875-5993


Tools, and Much More. C a s h o n l y. S a t u r d ay, Januar y 19th, 9am to 4pm. 8611 NE 21st Place, Clyde Hill Area.

Automobiles Classics & Collectibles

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Chestnut Hill


7BR/6BA 10267SF - Once in a lifetime! Classic 1888 grand mansion meets millions in upgrades, restorations and additions. Must see!! #416669 James Shute 206-230-5421



4BR/4BA Waterfront estate property on private gated grounds. Formal garden, pond, baseball field and sports court & ballroom. Large steel dock. #335992

Leschi Views


Stunning 5BR Leschi craftsman with spectacular Western views. Wide oak plank floors, elegant greatroom and quaint front porch. Quiet tree-lined street. #400666 Greg Rosenwald 206-914-0417

Resolution #1..


Downsize! Total luxury on 24th floor in dwntwn Bellevue. 180’ views! 1800+sf, 2BR/2BA, Westin amenities: Exercise gym, Pool, 24 hr rm service, sec parking #428718 Harrison & St. Mary 206-953-8359

5 Star Quality


Prime location in dwntwn Bellevue’s Vuecrest. Newer const. Premium finishes. Great room design. Main floor living, 3300+sf. Fabulous condo alternative! #428861 Harrison & St. Mary 206-953-8359



Once in a lifetime......first time on market! Own the point at Sunlight Beach. 4 bedroom main house/1 bedroom apartment/huge boathouse all on sandy beach. #428742 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722

Coldwell Banker Bain is the only truly international real estate company on Mercer Island. We have 3800 affiliate offices in 55 countries. Your buyer could be anywhere. Only Coldwell Banker is everywhere.

Doug Shih 206-230-5364

VACANT LAND North Bend Land

$63,000 Oceanfront

$250,000 N Bend Land

$475,000 Westside View


9.5 ac. close to North Bend and I-90 freeway. No access currently to it, hold for further development. Bounded on 2 sides by DNR . #158590

Highly sought-after coastal community of Moclips. 40 ft of prime ocean frontage. Water and sewer Electric in the street. Endless possibilities. Great Views! #412644

3.4 ac w/commercial potential. Multiple tenants want to stay, level, ut. in street. Next to I-90, great access. Possible owner finance. #328993

Great opportunity - building site in desirable Lakeview Highlands. Slopes uphill, ideal for daylight rambler to accommodate 27.5’ height restriction above SE 63rd #400336

Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Renata Andrews 206-230-5424

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Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Pacific Hwy So. North Bend Land

$150,000 Mercer Is. Lot

12.9 wooded ac. just off I-90 at exit #31. Reduced; deeded easement for easy access. Lots of room, timber and space to roam, this will be a great location. #29160006 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Newcastle Land

Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477

N. Bend 29 Acre

Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Large 7.46 Acre subdivision comprised of 17 single family residential lots located with in Bellevue. Great location with easy access to 405, and minutes from I-90. #387423 Doug Shih 206-230-5364

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Tucked away building lot up private lane. Potential lake & Mt Rainier views. Large lot, 3000 sq foot building pad. Paved access to lot line. Near Park trails. #112896 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842


Large residential building site in area of new/ remodeled homes. Lk & Mt Rainier views. All utility/access easements recorded. Serene stream along south boundary. #143651 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414

$250,000 Building Site


9.98 acres, 2 parcel numbers of stunning land. In the family since 1917 and about 1/2 pasture, 1/2 treed. At the end of a dead end road. #385825

Partial lk view lot, small subdivision 5 lots, up pvt road off E Mercer. Backs to conservancy Tract. Road, utilities in/along paved access. Cleared for viewing! #83516

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Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842


6.08 acres w/650+- on Hwy 99. Water, power, sewer and gas in the street. Highly visible with many possibilities. #378015

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$249,000 Private Lane

29+ acres of land, super easy access off I-90. Will support 3, maybe 4 homes, huge price reduction. Studies available. #206270

Kent 10 Acres

Generous .48 acre lot on Mercer Island, with survey and some studies done. Convenient location. #295333

$150,000 Opportunity!

2.5 acres w/R-1 zoning. Good location and close to everything in Newcastle, must hike in to see. #392633


$575,000 Lk WA Views!

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Mercer Isle


Wonderful Western exposure gives this top floor unit glorious light & vistas. N’End, Close to all amenities & a commuter’s dream. This 1BR/1BA just waits for you! #393485 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

Shared Wtft


Lovely setting on .49 Acre parcel; moorage & boat lift included; Great room enjoys kitchen, fam rm, living room+den, carport+2 car gar; master BR on main+2 more #400850 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

The Carlton


Lovely ground floor condo close to downtown. 1023sf 2BR/2BA home welcomes you w/a spacious living rm w/a wd-burning fplc & slider leading to a pvt patio area. #433218 Renata Andrews 206-230-5424

◆ New Listing


Fabulous 5BR/3BA tastefully remodeled home, located in sought after First Hill. Flat, landscaped 15,000 SF yard. This is the home that dreams are made of. Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

West Side!


Fixer upper with potential or bring your architect! Serene private lane on west side with possible lake views! #404816

◆ North End

Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722

◆ Great Location $1,500,000

North End: 5 mins to downtown Seattle, across the street from the regional bike trail and numerous waterfront parks. Custom built by Beckes Construction. Views! #433825 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444


North end 4BR daylight rambler. 1956 mid-century modern with filtered lake view. Community wft w/ day dock and beach. Wonderful use of wood and stone. Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414



Contemporary 3-level luxury home located on .46 acre lot w/Lake WA views on every level. 6,070sf, 6BR/5.25BA. Spacious & private! #417385 Chase Costello 206-999-4420 Jeff Costello 206-595-5709

◆ New on Market Street to Water $2,200,000

There’s no place like home...and no better place to build your dream home than on this 29,000+sf lot. 92’ of wft, sandy beach, stone patio at the waters edge. #399584 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

Forest Avenue


No detail spared in this custom RKK masterpiece in desirable neighborhood. Filtered lake views, wide open spaces, everything a discerning buyer would need! #383012 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Cape Cod Estate $3,250,000

Immaculate Home $1,170,000

Gracious 4BR built by Imani Homesan outstanding builder. Large windows, high ceilings, spacious rooms. New stainless appliances. Fab Master Suite. Low maintenance #423688 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354

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Showcase 6,220sf NW Contemporary w/ spectacular West facing lake views. Spacious, light filled main lvl perfect for entertaining. Gourmet kit: custom maple cabinetry, 6 burner Wolf oven/ range & Sub-zero fridge. #435560

Marlene Fallquist 206-230-5450 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093

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Magnificent 2009 renovation creates stunning elegance on a level acre+, 5BR/4.5BA, main master+formal rooms+fam rm+rec rm, outdoor rm+pool & play space galore #391328 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351






Cozy 2BD 1BA 934SF unit in the Issaquah Highlands. New paint and trim. Brand new laminate flooring in living room. MB features a large walk in closet. #427228

MULTI FAMILY DUPLEX in W Seattle. Preapproved price by lender! Great investor opportunity - zoned C-140 with great development potential. #334912

James R. Shute 206-230-5421

James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Poulsbo: 1.3 Acre $359,000

Darling yellow farmhouse situated on a sunny 1.3 acre parcel with views of Hood Canal. 3BR/3BA, 2500+sf - just minutes from town & amenities! #411552 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013


Sunset Hill


Light & bright 3BR/3BA in Ballard’s Sunset Hill n’hood. Master on main. Large kitchen. Bonus Rm. Heated garage. Near cafes, parks & bluff for great sunsets! #420620 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354

West Seattle


Newly Restored!

Lg. Master + 2BD den/office. Family rm, Living rm, & Dining rm downstairs. Mud room off kit Lg unfinished basement w/ potential, $3,000 Seller appliance credit #425696 Jeffrey Costello 206-230-5496


You must see this amazing 3-Level Auburn home! Custom built home features 3 full kitchens on every floor, 3 full baths w/ laundry closets, 3BR, 3 fplcs. #334934 James Shute 206-230-5421

Talbot Hill


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Great 2BR/1BA 940SF home in the Genessee neighborhood of West Seattle. Close to the junction, shops, schools. Large back yard, 1 car garage. Great starter home! #397600 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

John F. Buchan model w/lg kit, stainless steel Bosch Appls. Bamboo hrdwd flrs, w/ gas fplc. Mstr ste w/ lg walk-in, & den. Pvt fenced yard backs up to greenbelt #424223 Jeff Costello 206-595-5709 Chase Costello 206-999-4420

Pvt. 5 acres in Grays Harbor. Custom blt home, open floor plan & windows throughout. Wtr & sunset views. Path through woods, orchard, fenced garden, & a barn. #413059 Renata Andrews 206-230-5424

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Welding shop/commercial/home in Maple Valley. 1.4+ acres right on the M. Valley Hwy, 3 bldings, house, 2 tenants. 2 tax parcels. Pull through access. #390273 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477

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January 16, 2013 edition of the Mercer Island Reporter