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Listen to the MI girls state basketball games online and on radio The Mercer Island High School girls basketball games at the 3A state tournament this week will be broadcasted on the radio by KMIH at 88.9 and 94.5 FM. The station will broadcast games on the radio and online at The Islanders’ game against Wilson on Thursday is set for 10:30 a.m., and broadcasting will begin at 10:15 a.m.

MISD has had more than a dozen superintendents since the 1960s By Reporter Staff

The Washington Coalition of Open Government will hold a meeting on Saturday, March 9, at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Speakers will include the newly elected Washington state attorney general, Bob Ferguson. For registration and information, go to

$10 billion to pay for roads, bridges Nothing in that black bag to pay to finish SR-520 By Kylee Zabel WNPA Reporter

The $10 billion dollar transportation package announced by Democrats in Olympia yesterday uses familiar methods to raise money for road projects in the state but adds in a few new ones as well. However, the ambitious plan does not include ways to raise the $1.4 billion needed to finish paying off the rebuild of the SR-520 bridge. State Transportation Committee chair, Rep. Judy Clibborn, spoke to the businesses and the media yes-

car tabs, phased in over 10 years, and even a $25 dollar fee on new bikes. The money would be spent on projects at every corner of the state from the Columbia River bridge at Vancouver, Wash., to more work on Snoqualmie Pass, to the congested length of I-5, south of Tacoma. Also on the list terday about the package, called are ferries, the Washington State Connecting Washington. Patrol and environmental protec“The Connecting Washington tion measures. package will link A press conferthe communities ence organized yesof our state to each terday to announce other and to the rest the package of the world,” said included business The MISD Board of Clibborn. “From owners, workers Directors sent a letter to the child going to and environmenthe Washington State Deschool each day to tal advocates from partment of Transportathe farmer whose across the state. tion last week with their crops travel through They said the new concerns about tolling on our ports to marfees and taxes will I-90. Read the letter on kets abroad, this not only repair the page 11. package is about states highways the infrastructure and roads, but creand jobs that will ate jobs. bring Washingtonians together.” “Improving our transportation Funding sources proposed include an increase of 10 cents for Transportation | Page 2

Letter from MISD to WSDOT

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Mercer Island’s Jessica Blakeslee looks for a teammate to pass to during the Islanders’ regional basketball win over Everett on Friday, Feb. 22. The team moves on to play in Tacoma. See page 16 for the full story.

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Celebrate all that is Youth Theatre Northwest during the organization’s annual fundraising event on Saturday, March 2. The event, featuring dinner, an auction and performances, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on March 2 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Tickets are $125 and benefit future performances and programs. To learn more, call (206) 2324145 ext. 100.

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Mercer Island schools superintendent, Gary Plano, has withdrawn his application for superintendent at the Ashland, Ore., public school district. In a letter sent to school staff, Plano said that he found he did not feel the same synergy and connection that he felt when he joined the Mercer Island School District five years ago. “It wasn’t a good fit,” he said. Plano was one of the three finalists out of 13 applicants. The Ashland School Board had already traveled here to conduct interviews of Island community members and school staff concerning Plano.

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Schools | FROM 1 He wrote that he has capacity as your superintold the Ashland board tendent,” he wrote to his that he will staff, “and I look assist them forward to the as they finalcontinued partize their decinership with the sion for a new board, the MIEA, superintendent. the city and most Plano owns a importantly, you, second home who do the hardin the southest work every ern Oregon city Gary Plano day, whether it be that he visits in the classrooms, regularly. our facilities, the “I will continue to work offices or the buses, supand serve the Mercer porting our amazing stuIsland community in the dents.”

MISD superintendents through the years • 1960s: Robert Studebaker, Paul Avery. • 1970s: Charles Miller, Craig Curry.

• 1980s: Wilma Smith, Cory Wentzel. • 1990s: Dick Geiger, Paula Butterfield, interim team of Mike Soltman and Mike Ziara. • 2000s: Bill Keim, interim Paul Sjunnesen, Cyndy Simms, Gary Plano.


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State business leaders respond to proposed transportation package By Reporter Staff portation investments. We The Association of look forward to working Washington Business, with lawmakers on makWashington state’s larg- ing sure the finer details est private employer asso- are fair and meaningful to ciation, was one of several businesses.” stakeholder groups invited Earlier this month, AWB to participate at the press released its own transporconference where Rep. Judy tation report highlighting Clibborn announced the the importance of a healthy transportation bill. transportation network, “AWB and the 8,000-plus as well as the problems employers we represent are plaguing Washington’s uniquely qualified to under- current network. The stand the transportation report, “Transportation challenges facing our state Infrastructure in the State because it affects them and of Washington,” identified their employees billions on a daily basis,” of dollars’ said Mike Ennis, worth of transportation i n f r a policy director structure for AWB. “We needs that appreciate the are conopportunity to sidered work with Rep. critical to Clibborn on business this proposal growth. and thank her T h e y for her leaderinclude Association of Washington ship on this Businesses s o m e issue. Mobility bi g - t i c k is integral to et items creating jobs, remaining such as the completion of competitive and improving a north-south freeway in our quality of life. Spokane, a new highway “Today’s proposal repre- 520 bridge in Seattle and a sents a starting point in this new Interstate 5 bridge over conversation about trans- the Columbia River, as well

“Today’s proposal represents a starting point in this conversation about transportation investment.”

as regional projects including increased rail service in Moses Lake, Wenatchee and Yakima, and the Red Mountain Interchange in the Tri-Cities, completion of Highway 167 in Pierce County and improving the highway 509 freight corridor. “The reality is, we have incredible demand and

Inslee chooses new DOT secretary; Paula Hammond retires Lynn Peterson, transportation adviser to Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber, will replace current Washington Department of Transportation Paula Hammond as the new secretary of transportation, Gov. Inslee’s office announced on Tuesday. Hammond had wanted to keep her job, but Inslee went with Peterson. Hammond announced on Tuesday, Feb. 19, that she would be retiring in

did not say whether he supported the package or not, but said the issues concerning transhelp get these portation folks back to statewide work,” said Rep. cannot be Luis Moscoso ignored. (D-Mountlake “We can’t Te r r a c e ) . afford to Beyond supnot take porting freight action and mobility and this is a job traffic reducI expect the tion, the packLegislature age also provides to accomfunds for local Rep. Luis Moscoso, plish,” he gove r n m e nt s (D) Mountlake Terrace said in a to improve publ i sh e d street safety and fund transit agencies, the statement. “I’ll be working Transportation Committee with legislators on both sides of the aisle to craft a package members said. Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee that they can send to my desk for approval.”

Transportation | FROM 1 system is critical to Washington’s economy. We hope that today’s proposal by Rep. Clibborn will be the start of a robust conversation in Olympia about how to address an estimated $50 billion in transportation needs. We can’t afford to wait any longer,” said Steve Mullin, president of the Washington Roundtable. “The construction industry across the state was the hardest hit by the recession, leaving many workers unemployed or underemployed. “This package will not only help businesses and commuters, it will also

“This package will not only help businesses and commuters, it will also help get these folks back to work.”

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very limited resources to address infrastructure preservation and the construction of new projects,” added Ennis. “The challenge between now and the end of session will be striking the right balance between all of the state’s needs and the appropriate funding mechanisms. “We are committed to working with Rep. Clibborn and other transportation stakeholders on a plan that meets our state’s transportation infrastructure needs.”

March after 34 years with the department. “From my first assignment as an asphalt plant inspector, to my final position as your secretary of transportation, I have been proud to be a part of the WSDOT family that is rich with committed individuals who can be counted on in any emergency, and who always put the public’s safety first,” Hammond wrote. Peterson was named the Oregon governor’s sustainable communities and transportation policy adviser in 2011. She was previously the chairwoman of the Clackamas Board of County Commissioners.

A Seattle Times story looked at what lies ahead for passing such a package. Under current state law, it would take a two-thirds vote in the state House and Senate to approve most of the funding proposals in the House package, including the gas tax and car tabs. The state Supreme Court is currently considering a case that argues the two-thirds requirement is unconstitutional. Some Democrats want to push for the Legislature to approve a transportation tax package if the court throws out the supermajority requirements. If the court upholds the law, Democrats say it will most likely have to go to voters.

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News briefs 2013 tax bills mailed, assessor says ‘recovery in the works’ Property tax bills, sent out to residents on Feb. 13, are mixed in King County for 2013. According to the county, property values and property taxes are down for many. However, some property owners will see their property values decline while their property taxes increase, and other property owners will see both their property values increase and property taxes increase. “We are beginning to see a recovery in the housing market in King County,” said King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. “Though property values continue to decline in most areas, there are also a number of areas where property values are increasing, including in the City of Seattle and the Eastside.” Overall, property taxes in King County are up 3.35 percent for 2013, due to a number of voter-approved measures that have recently passed. At the same time, the aggregate value of property in King County is down 1.48 percent for the 2013 tax year (2012 assessment year). Property owners who are seeing property values decline but property taxes increase may be wondering why that is. In the majority of cases, it is due to voter-approved property tax measures at the ballot that increase property tax collections. These are typically school, fire or other levies or bonds. In a number of areas of the county, property taxes declined along with the decline of property values. As always, whether a property owner’s tax bill has increased or gone down is dependent on where they live — property taxes are going up in some communities, and going down in others.

County prepares $360 million parks levy Acting on recommendations from a citizen task force, King County Executive Dow Constantine on Thursday, Feb. 21, sent the King County Council a proposed a six-year, $360 million parks levy for the August primary that would

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EYE ON MI | Birds in Flight enable voters to replace two parks levies that will expire at the end of this year. “This measure is essential to taking care of the extraordinary network of parks and trails our parents and grandparents have left us, and keeping them clean, safe and open,” said Constantine. “Preserving our last, best places has been a priority for this region for several decades,” he added. “This measure would help us protect areas nearly the size of Discovery Park every year for the next six years.” If approved by voters, the measure would fund maintenance and operation of King County’s 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 26,000 acres of open space. It would also: • Acquire or protect about 450 acres of critical open space per year — or 2,700 acres over the sixyear levy period — for protection of forests, habitat and water quality for fish and wildlife, and improvement of opportunities for public recreation. • Fund planning and design work with nine

South County and Eastside cities for two major, longterm trail corridors — the Eastside Rail Corridor and the Lake to Sound Trail in South King County — which will ultimately add more than 20 new miles of public trails. • Repair or replace 14 historic bridges and trestles in the trails system to avoid safety hazards or closure that could disrupt more than 40 miles of trails. • Complete missing links in the regional trails system and connections to transit and civic hubs. • Develop trailheads and parking lots to improve public access to up to 8,400 acres of existing parks and 140 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, including such locations as Cougar Mountain and Pinnacle Peak.

MISD board meeting Thursday, Feb. 28 On Thursday, Feb. 28, the MISD board will meet, also in City Council Chambers beginning at 7 p.m.

Dunlins fly across the waters of Port Susan near the Port Susan Bay Preserve, a Nature Conservancy of Washington site south of Stanwood earlier in February. The Skagit and Stillaguamish river deltas are now one of 87 sites in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network. Photo by Mike Mulligan/Daily Herald. On the tentative agenda is a discussion of facilities and capital assets, as well as an overview of a teacher principal evaluation pilot program. The district will also recognize the MIHS band for being academic state champions. To see a full copy of the agenda, visit the MISD website at

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lert readers of the Mercer Island Reporter have already noted that there have been several stories about the activities of the state Legislature in these pages since January. The Reporter has not been staffed to follow the Legislature over the past couple of years. But this year and last, a number of community papers banded together to fund a small group of student reporters to follow the fortunes and foibles of Olympia through the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA). This session, we have Kaylee Zabel and Zoey Palmer reporting for us, overseen by regional editor emeritus, Frank Garred. In the not so distant past, the state Legislature was a topic left to the urban dailies and their much larger staffs. But no more. We would all be at a loss now without the excellent coverage by The Olympian. But that kind of coverage costs money — money that newspapers no longer have. As both urban and suburban papers have found their financial fortunes diminished, fewer dollars have been available to send reporters and photographers to our state Capitol. Subscriptions have fallen as readers have turned to the Internet. Advertisers and their dollars have followed. To make up for readers gravitating to the Internet, some news outlets charged for access to their websites from the beginning of online news. After all, producing news electronically also costs money. Other publications, really most, hesitated to ask readers to pay for information. In other words, most newspapers lost out and missed the shift to charging for electronic news. Is it too late? Maybe not. Late last week, the Seattle Times announced that it would now charge online readers for access to its sites. Subscribers of the print edition would have access for free. The Times hopes to recoup and recover some of what it has lost in staff and coverage. For Mercer Island and other communities both large and small, the stakes for keeping up with state government has become more critical than ever. Whether it is funding state transportation networks to regulating the sale of marijuana to changing the law that manages how cities plan for growth — we need to keep up.

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To the editor Selective tolling a better answer for I-90 issues This whole project appears to be cat fishing the public. The story in the Jan. 23, 2013, Mercer Island Reporter said the SR-520 project would cost $4.6 billion and that $4.1 billion could be expected from tolling SR-520 and that tolling of I-90 was to make up the difference. Other statements by WSDOT say that the shortfall is $1.4 billion. Something is wrong with your math, since 4.6 minus 4.1 is $500 million. Current SR-520 volume is 70 percent of previous levels, everyone in the country who uses according to the same Mercer Island I-90 to Seattle. Reporter article. James E. Rice The problem seems to be catching up with the Bellevue deadbeats (the missing 30 percent). Since you will know everybody’s address from camera views of license plates, it I’m writing to lodge my sincere would seem simple enough just protest to tolling the I-90 corridor to bill Bellevue people and leave across Mercer Island. the rest of us I recently opened a retail alone. (After all, store on Mercer Island (four it’s Bellevue’s weeks ago), and in building bridge, which our projections and business Send your letters to: they agreed to plan, I accounted for some, pay for.) I think not much, but some traffic Keep it brief, courteous, that WSDOT is coming from off Island, parand sign your name. trying to pay for ticularly from the Eastside. Please limit letters to ferry boats, the If a toll is present, any of 350 words. Seattle waterthat business will not hapfront project, pen. Imagine if you had to mass transit pay a cover charge to enter extensions, and more without a vote Bellevue Square Mall? Your buying of the people. habits would certainly change. This is bigger than just beating If I-90 is tolled, we will be ecoon Mercer Island people. It will nomically isolated from even the end a lot of business in Bellevue communities a mile from our that comes from Seattle and Mercer shores. I find this unacceptable and Island, such as so-called fine dining. had I known this prior to signing The correct answer is selective a lease on my retail space, I would tolling on I-90, not mass tolling of

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have reconsidered my business ambitions on Mercer Island. I am also concerned about what the money is going to pay for, and the state of the current stretch of freeway where the money is supposed to go. As illustrated at a meeting of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, the money is allocated to build out from four lanes to six lanes on the stretch of freeway from I-5 to essentially the Montlake exit. This stretch of freeway is currently not tolled, meaning the neighborhoods benefiting from the I-90 tolls (University of Washington and Montlake) are not even contributing to this portion of the project. Which means those communities will be unfairly over served, while the benefits to communities that pay for it are grossly under served. This, by definition, is a boondoggle, albeit on a state instead of federal level, but a boondoggle nonetheless. I urge you to consider these points when making your decision. John Keith

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“The tolls.” Michael Hasme Landscaper West Seattle

“The Pope resigning.” Moon Vongsavang Landscaper West Seattle

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“The federal budget sequestration.” Lenore Defliese Homemaker Mercer Island

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Police Feb. 11 Burglary: A windowmount air conditioner was stolen out of a storage locker in the basement of the victim’s Shorewood Apartments building in the 3200 block of Shorewood Drive. The theft happened sometime after Feb. 4. Bike thefts: A Mercer Island man’s bicycle, worth $500, was stolen from the North Mercer Park and Ride

between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The bike was a Diamond Back. The thief cut the bike’s cable lock, in the 8000 block of North Mercer Way. A mountain bike worth $450 was stolen from Islander Middle School sometime between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the 8200 block of S.E. 72nd Street.

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By the numbers The Mercer Island Police Department reported 26 arrests in January and 932 total calls for service. Eight burglaries occurred, and there were 26 thefts (including car prowls), four identity thefts, and five assaults.

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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.

Regular School Board Meeting Thursday February 28, 2013

Mercer Island City Council Chambers 7:00 pm – Call to Order Regular Meeting of the Board • Recognition - MIHS Band - Academic State Champs WORK AND DELIBERATION Partial Governance Process Monitoring • Board Policy 1800 – OE-11: Facilities and Capital Assets - Architect Contracts - Facilities Master Planning • Board Policy 1800 – OE- 5: Staff Evaluation - Overview of Teacher Principal Evaluation Pilot

near the South end shopping center, a 66-year-old motorcyclist was injured in the 7100 block of 84th Avenue S.E. The motorcyclist braked, skidded and fell over at 7:46 a.m. when he thought that a vehicle was going to turn out in front of him. He sustained a left knee abrasion and received aid at the scene. The driver of the vehicle said that she had inched forward to check for traffic, and had not yet made the turn. The vehicles did not collide and police found no infractions. Fraud: Nordstrom notified an 80-year-old Mercer Island man of fraudulent charges placed on his Visa card in Tacoma. Two purchases were made, totaling $1,608.81, and two additional charges were denied. Visa is covering the fraudulent charges and the victim has cancelled his card.

Feb. 13

Accident: An 82-year-old woman backed her vehicle, a Volvo, out of her garage in the 2900 block of 74th Avenue S.E. at 10:35 a.m. She then accelerated and drove forward into the house next door. She sustained an abrasion to her arm. Theft: Thirteen golf clubs were stolen from a storage room in the 3200 block of West Concord Way sometime after Feb. 11. The set was worth $1,500.

Feb. 14 Tires slashed: An ex-

boyfriend is suspected of slashing a woman’s vehicle tires on the night of Valentine’s Day in the 3200 block of West Concord Way. Replacing the three tires will cost an estimated $350. Another vehicle’s tires were slashed in the same block, on the same night. The vehicle belongs to a 45-year-old man. The two tires will cost $150 to replace.

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George N. DiJulio, Sr. was born on March 24, 1919 and died at home on February 13 at the age of 93. George was the youngest of 9 children born to John R. and Angelina DiJulio. George attended Our Lady of Mount Virgin grade school, graduated from Franklin High School and attended the University of Washington. Prior to an extended career as a restaurant owner, George worked at the family owned business, Lincoln Moving & Storage, and later was the first manager of the Longacres Turf Club. Late in the 1950’s George, partnered to own and operate one of Seattle’s first fast food restaurant chains, serving 19 cent hamburgers in various Seattle and Bellevue locations. In the 1960’s, he partnered in the ownership of The Plaid Piper, Casa Villa, and Hungry Turtle restaurants in Seattle and the Turtle Too restaurant in Auburn. During the Seattle World’s Fair, George was the general manager of the Hawaiian Pavilion exhibit and playhouse. George was a long-time member of the Seattle Italian Club, Sahalee Country Club, St. Monica’s Parish and was also a founding member of the Seattle Jesuit Club. Additionally, George often played Santa Claus for the Seattle Seafair Pirates during hospital visits and special events. George is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Mary Beth Wilson DiJulio, and their seven children: George, Jr., Chris (Robin), Betsy Biehn (Dave), Pat (Mary), Douglas (Regina), Lisa Given (Bryce), and Matthew (Julie). Additionally, there are 24 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. George had been a resident of Mercer Island for over 54 years. In lieu of flowers, remembrances should be made to Our Lady of Mt.Virgin Catholic Church, St. Monica’s Catholic Church, or to the charity of your choice. 743813

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Feb. 15 Accident: It was 3:02 a.m. when a 28-year-old woman drove off the road and struck a tree in the 5200 block of East Mercer Way. Her vehicle, a Ford SUV, crossed the opposite lane and went onto the soft shoulder of the road, then hit the tree head-on. Police detected a strong odor of intoxicants, and the woman admitted consuming alcohol. She received aid at the scene and was taken to Overlake Hospital for injuries. She was processed for DUI and cited for negligent driving. According to the police report, the woman said that she did not know where she was or how she arrived there, and she did not know her speed.

Feb. 16 Disturbance: A police offi-

cer responding to a disturbance at 7 p.m. in a neighborhood east of the South Mercer Playfields had to subdue a 55-year-old mentally confused Enumclaw woman. The woman tried to “cast out the devil” when the officer arrived, according to the police report. She was involuntarily committed to Harborview hospital.

Feb. 18 Burglary: A vacant house in the 7800 block of S.E. 42nd Street was unlawfully

Liquor thieves caught after midnight Police stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the 2700 block of 77th Avenue S.E. Both occupants were suspects in a recent liquor theft at Albertsons. An Albertsons employee confirmed at the scene that he recognized both occupants from a store surveillance video. One suspect then admitted stealing a bottle of Vodka and turned it over to the police officer with a second bottle of alcohol that was half full. The suspect, a 16-yearold First Hill resident, was arrested at 1:18 a.m. for theft and minor in possession. He was released after being processed. entered sometime after Feb. 4. The trespassers, who broke through the storm door window, evidently used the house for a hangout and left a portable folding table on the property. Police took the table into evidence to be processed for fingerprints. The property owner, a First Hill resident, contacted a police officer along West Mercer Way to inform the officer of the burglary.

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Dorothy (Urquhart) Miller, 82, of Mercer Island, WA, a homemaker, died after a long illness on Monday, February 11, 2013 in Bellevue,WA. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel, with burial at Highland Cemetery. Schnider Funeral Home handled arrangements. Dorothy “Dodie” (Urquhart) Miller was born on September 19, 1930 in Great Falls, Montana to Charles and Stella (Bowman) Urquhart of Salem, Montana. Dorothy graduated from Great Falls High School in 1947. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Montana in 1951 and was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority. Dorothy was a stewardess for Northwest Airlines from 1951 to 1956, flying out of Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle. Dorothy and Rudolph Miller were married in 1956 and made their home in Seattle,WA.They later divorced in 1977, and Rudy passed away in 1995. In her younger years, Dorothy played tennis and golf. She was a skier and an original member of the Forelaufer Ski Club. Dorothy was an avid bowler, participating in several leagues over the years and many tournaments. Dorothy was a sports fan, especially enjoying baseball. Dorothy is survived by her son, Hugh (Donna) Miller of Mercer Island, WA; daughter Elizabeth (Patrick) Wilson of Redmond, WA; grandchildren, Samuel Wilson, Quinton Miller, and Nicholas Miller; sister-in-law Mary Urquhart; and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a wonderful mother and grandmother, and was very proud of each of her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Charles Jr. (Barbara) and Duane Urquhart. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www. 744306

Girl Scout Business news cookies Berman is WSCA Roodman ‘Counselor of the celebrates 30 on sale Year’ years at helm of March 1 Valley Medical By Reporter Staff

Everyone knows and loves Girl Scout cookies, but not everyone knows that sale dates, prices and cookie varieties vary from state to state. Girl Scouts in Western Washington will sell cookies to the public from March 1-17. As if anyone needs to be reminded, the cookies are Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos and Trefoils. If you can’t find a place to grab a box or two — just grab your phone. New this year is an online ‘Cookie Locator and Mobile App.’ Girl Scouts sell cookies at locations like Albertsons and QFC on Mercer Island. To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit, or get our mobile cookie locator app by dialing *GSCOOKIES (*472665437) on your mobile phone. Cookie boxes are $4 each. Girl Scouts accept cash, checks and, in some areas, they now accept credit cards.

Cookie facts • In 2012, girls in Western Washington sold 3,093,834 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in 17 counties. • Nearly 4.5 million Thin Mints are baked per day during Girl Scout cookie season. To learn more about the local Girl Scouts organization, visit www.

Island resident, Louise Chiprut Berman, has been named Washington School Counselors Association’s Elementar y School Counselor of the year. Berman worked for Mercer Island schools, teaching LAP at Island Park Elementary School. She began counseling at the University of Washington as an undergraduate admission counselor/evaluator. After moving to Mercer Island, she worked at the elementary level. In addition to her current position as K-6 counselor at Seattle Hill Elementary School in the Snohomish School District, Berman is on the teaching faculty at City University’s Albright School of Education, in the graduate department of Guidance and Counseling. She is passionate about teaching anti-bullying curricula to her 600 students and loves volunteering. Most recently, she served on the MIYFS advisory board as a tutor in the Powerful Readers program for Seattle Public Schools, and as a guest speaker in Ms. Calvo’s second grade class at West Mercer Elementary school. She has been a member of the Washington School Counselors ethics committee since 2006. Louise and her husband, Leonard, have lived on Mercer Island since 1988. They have two daughters, Susan Berman McCoard, MIHS (2001), and Mandy Berman, MIHS (2006). The award was presented at the 2013 WSCA Conference in February.

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Islander Rich Roodman, the CEO of Valley Medical Center, will celebrate 30 years as the organization’s chief executive — the longest-tenured public hospital district CEO in the state of Washington. As CEO, Roodman’s formation of a strategic alliance with UW Medicine is one of his proudest achievements. Enacted on July 1, 2011, VMC’s goal of the alliance is to further enhance VMC’s clinical sophistication and graduate medical education while obtaining significant cost savings as a way to best position VMC for health care reform. To date, the alliance has facilitated a new ER physician residency program, helped attract skilled sub-specialists along with dozens of clinical and business integration accomplishments. “The strategic alliance will benefit many, many people in our community for decades to come — and for that I am so grateful to have had a role in both its creation and implementation,” Roodman says. VMC first partnered with the UW School of Medicine in 1984, to start the first primary care teaching and residency program at any suburban hospital in the Northwest.

Beginning in the late 1980s, VMC experienced a great deal of growth and change and includes physician-owned and financed medical buildings, a comprehensive clinic network to facilitate access and the expansion of a birth center and neonatal intensive care division to accommodate the nearly 5,000 babies born at VMC each year. VMC features enhanced and expanded surgical suites that accommodate robotic and minimally invasive surgeries, the construction of one of the largest emergency department and patient towers on the West Coast, and most recently, the development and implementation of a $47 million electronic medical record system that will help to ensure patient safety and enhance quality. Within just the past few years, more than 70 percent of the VMC campus has been renovated or is brand new. “I also need to stress that Valley Medical Center is an integral component of the communities it serves,” says Roodman. “Our partnerships with cities within our hospital district’s footprint, as well as the relationships with the local school district, technical college, first responders and business leaders have cultivated a culture of outreach for Valley. “We could not have grown Valley to a level that would attract UW Medicine without incred-

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Page 7 ible people. I’ve always believed that happy staff result in satisfied patients and quality patient care, so having been ranked a ‘Best Place to Work’ for more than 10 years has been extremely gratifying as well.” Over the years, Roodman says his biggest challenge has been shrinking state and federal financial support for the Medicaid and Medicare populations which continue to grow at Valley while attempting to operate a first class health care oriented enterprise.

City hires new sustainability, communications manager The City of Mercer Island announced on Tuesday, Feb. 12, that it will be hiring the first sustainability and communications manager for the city. Ross Freeman will begin the post on April 1. “The city is very fortunate to have recruited and hired a candidate with Ross’s strong background in both sustainability and communications,” said Deputy City Manager Noel Treat. Freeman was chosen from a pool of more than 160 candidates. Freeman has spent the last five years working as the Stevens Pass Ski Area’s first ever environment and sustainability manager, developing a companywide sustainability program with 1,000 staff and


over 400,000 guests per year. He has a M.S. in conservation biology and sustainable development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and worked for six years as a staff scientist, policy analyst and outreach specialist with the Northwest office of American Rivers. Freeman is a Seattle native and outdoor enthusiast. The city decided to hire a new sustainability and communications manager after the Sustainability Policy Task Force last year. The final report encouraged the city to hire an employee to focus and coordinate the local sustainability efforts.

Islander honored as top financial advisor Mercer Island resident Erin Scannell, financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Bellevue, has been named to the Barron’s “Top 1,000 Advisers: Stateby-State Listings” list in Barron’s Magazine, a publication covering business and finance. Barron’s recognizes the most outstanding financial advisers who represent the highest levels of ethical standards, professionalism and success in the business. Scannell was chosen based on assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, client satisfaction, and regulatory and compliance record.

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Island Forum | Let’s dig deeper on tolling By Marc Berejka

thoroughly congested, then any valid solution Compliments to the city must be holistic, too. Second, WSDOT doesn’t for hiring outside counsel to battle the I-90 tolling seem inclined to examine proposal. We need to be its plan’s impact in meanprepared for this dispute ingful detail. The converto end up in court. Why sations to date seem to anticipate legal action? treat Islanders as homogBecause so far those sup- enous rich class, imperviporting tolls seem predis- ous to costs. As letters to the Reporter demposed to overonstrate, we don’t look important fit that stereotype. data as well as We have fixednotions of fundaincome seniors; we mental fairness. have two-income And in the end, families with teenthey may rely on agers who drive; political bias to we have families overcome weakwith maxed-out nesses in their Marc Berejka mortgages living analysis. More here to put their kids in digging will need to be done, but as I mull things Island schools; and we have over, I see several flaws a range of workers who in the case supporters are commute here to make their living. We need a making. First, let’s question thorough traffic study that whether the current plan aligns consequences with really is for “tolling” in the different types of users. traditional sense. If you And, since we are disproregularly use I-90, make portionately dependent little use of SR-520, but on I-90, our community are compelled to pay for is at risk of paying a wildly SR-520 anyway, then argu- disproportionate share of ably you are being taxed. SR-520’s cost irrespective We need to be upfront of the tolling scheme. Next, we should look about that. The suggestion at how the state already that Puget Sound’s whole system is better served accommodates people by tolling the two bridges who live on other islands, does not hold water. You like Vashon, Bainbridge cannot avoid the fact that and Whidbey. Their priall Puget Sound corridors mary benefit is a sizeable are congested. Tolling just subsidy. The state’s ferry I-90 will exacerbate an system carries 10 million already bad situation else- vehicles per year, but has where. If you really want an operating shortfall of to reshape a system that’s over $80 million — yieldSpecial to the Reporter

ing an $8 per trip subsidy. Other benefits include frequent-rider discounts, no peak-hour surcharges and even bigger subsidies for the ferries’ capital budget. These practices underpin the state’s policy that ferries are a critical component of the state's highway system. The fact that one class of islanddwelling citizens receives extraordinary benefits and protections, however, should give policymakers pause before they impose any toll for Island ingress and egress. To be fair, you cannot hand some Island dwellers a more than $8 per trip subsidy, and then exact on MI drivers a fee to finish a bridge for someone else. Finally, we need a legalistic mindset to counter knee-jerk stereotyping. Weeks back, Seattle Times columnist Ron Judd suggested that “mansionringed Mercer Island” is a place where we “crafty [people] have come up with a whole new twist on the something-for-nothing revolution.” If we make headway against tolling, we can expect more criticism like this. In the face of bias, we will want to remind folks that what ultimately unites Mercer Islanders is not some flimsy stereotype, but rather our desire for government policy that doesn’t penalize us based on where we live.


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interest of the citizens? I am deeply concerned about the seething rage, perhaps just beneath the surface, that will manifest itself if this travesty is dumped on the Mercer Islanders. When I consider the world situation, the frustration from Syria to Libya to Washington D.C., my misgiving is that the unintended consequences could be catastrophic. Perhaps the 520 bridge should never have been started with its funding not provided. Tolling I-90, however, is not an equitable solution for anyone. Each of you is urged to find a solution to fund 520 so that you can hold your heads up in success rather than to slink off hoping to get away with a disaster. Frederic S. Weiss

The outpouring of comments, participation and rage against this proposed tolling of I-90 surely is evident to you all. My wife Martha and I attended the Mercer Island City Council and the meeting at the community center. In both of those hearings of some 200 plus residents in each venue, I only heard one singular voice, in each location, speak in favor of the tolls. How can that be ignored? Dan Grausz’s Feb. 18, 2013, letter brings to mind four points. 1. Islanders expected their elected officials to honor the contract made with the people some 50 years ago to always provide priority access. Now WSDOT is doing it appears that this priority an Environmental will be withdrawn by legal Assessment (EA) and not maneuvering of the most an Environmental Impact reprehensible kind. Statement (EIS) at this 2. Tim Eyman’s initiapoint. The difference is sigtives are blamed for the nificant. impossible approval by the An EA and EIS are very Legislature. Eyman’s sucdifferent. Under an EA: cessful initia1. The tive is not project prothe problem. ponent has Rather, our discretion elected offiabout public cials who seek To read Councilmeminvolvement to deceive us ber Dan Grausz’s letter and will is the probabout tolling, go to conduct only lem. to the extent 3. Mr. “practical” Grausz goes (in this case, on to suggest that Seattle officials support it is not particularly well conceived, given the masthe I-90 toll so as to reduce sive controversy involved). cars in Seattle. It is a pre2. The level of analysis posterous statement — the is brief. EAs are supposed daily commute of cars and to be decision documents people in Seattle is its life blood. To suggest otherwise that lead an agency to a “Finding of No Significant shows a complete lack of Impact” (FONSI) or go understanding of the econback to the drawing board omy of Seattle. and prepare an EIS. There 4. When the interstate are no draft EAs — once highway system was conissued, that’s it. ceived in the 1960s, we 3. Once the FONSI is all believed it to be freeissued this November 2013 ways, not toll roads. Only — it’s done. The project by equally reprehensible can go to the Legislature maneuvering has this been violated in one or two plac- in 2014 for action, having completed the environmenes. Surely these violations tal review, and implementaare not the precedence to tion in 2016. be followed. 4. There is flexibility in What all this amounts to developing mitigation meais a general cynicism felt sures — but no commitabout our elected officials. ments are required. An EA What can we believe about is really a rather minimalist their honesty or their true tool and as currently being efforts in protecting the

A full EIS is needed on tolling on I-90

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conducted minimizes public input and dismisses the depth and breadth of environmental impacts to the community and the region. The EIS process gives both local jurisdictions and the public considerably greater opportunities for input and participation. Under an EIS: 1. The proponent is admitting that there may be significant impact on the human environment. 2. There is formal review/comment period, public hearings are held where the proponent must address comments and concerns raised in writing. 3. The level of analysis is comprehensive and more in-depth. There are drafts to formally comment on, and again these comments must be addressed in writing in the final EIS. 4. Mitigation measures are developed to address significant impacts. These would be documented in a Record of Decision issued by a federal agency, such as FHWA. Clearly, WSDOT hopes to terminate this assessment with a Finding of Non-Significance or No Significant Impact (FONSI), and it appears that WSDOT has concluded that the proposal likely will not create a significant impact on the human environment. No action I have ever seen proposed would have a more significant and possibly detrimental negative economic impact on this community. At the WSDOT open house, many people hoped to interact and express concerns and to have a process laid out for public input that was significant and directed to the appropriate decision makers. Neither expectation was met, as there was no public comment period for sharing oral testimony. The format of the meeting effectively muzzled hundreds of people who wanted to be heard. I have concluded that this was in large part the result of WSDOT’s decision to do an Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than commit to a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). All of our elected officials should be advocating for completion of a full EIS. Steve Sheppard


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State ban of chemical BPA in plastics is deemed a success By Reporter Staff

Washington state’s 2010 ban on the use of the chemical BPA in baby bottles, children’s cups and sports bottles appears to be working. The Department of Ecology recently tested a number of these products on retail shelves in Washington and found that BPA has nearly disappeared. BPA, which stands for Bisphenol A, is a health concern for children. During July 2012, Ecology tested 74 products purchased from nine state retailers. Products included baby bottles, sippy cups, toddler containers (bowls and plates), and plastic and metal sports bottles. Nearly all the products collected were labeled “BPAfree.” Most of samples (96 percent) tested did not

contain BPA levels above the testing limit used in this study. Only one sample turned up with a high enough BPA level for Ecology to take regulatory action. Ecology is enforcing the BPA law at the same level that the agency requires for reporting under the Children’s Safe Product Act (20 ppm). The sample was a polycarbonate sports bottle sold at a discount store. It contained a BPA level of 100 ppm. It was not marketed as BPA-free, and it was the only bottle of its kind left on the store shelf. The two other bottles containing detectable BPA were well below Ecology’s enforcement limit. “Given the small percentage of products that tested positive for BPA, we believe

recommendation. Unfortunately, there is no regulation that dictates what skills and background a college counselor should possess to work in this field. Many counselors believe that they can do this work once they have navigated the college process with their own son or daughter. Others have completed an online course but do not have the educational or counseling background that is so often required. You would want to inquire not only about a counselor’s expertise and training, but also how long a counselor has been working with students and how many colleges and universities they have visited. It is not enough for a consultant to have only seen colleges on the West Coast, as it is important that a college counselor advise you about colleges throughout the country where your student might have some geographic edge and interest. Prices for college counseling can vary considerably, depending on whether or not the counselor offers only package rates or works by the hour. Should you decide to work with a college counselor, know that there are many great college counselors in this region who do excellent work with students. Joan Franklin is the owner of MI College Support, an independent college counseling practice ( She can be reached at (206) 232-5626 or

businesses are making great progress in complying with the ban, which is helping to reduce children’s exposure to this chemical,” said Carol Kraege, Ecology’s toxics policy specialist. BPA is a chemical building block that is used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Along with water bottles and baby bottles, polycarbonate plastic is also used to make products such as compact disks and eyeglass lenses. Many food and drink cans are lined with epoxy resins that contain BPA. In 2008, the National Toxicology Program (a group associated with the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Food and Drug Administration) concluded that, at current exposure levels, there was some concern for toxicity of BPA in fetuses, infants and children.

School briefs Copies of ‘Lincoln’ film to be given to nation’s students Disney Education Productions announced on Tuesday, Feb. 12, that the studio will be giving away copies of the movie “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day Lewis, to all high school and middle school students across the United States. The donation is being done by the partnership of Disney, Participant Media, DreamWorks Pictures and Fox/Newscorp. Students will receive copies when the movie comes out on DVD. The announcement, which took place on Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12, also said the gift will mark the beginning of a new campaign called “Stand Tall: Live Like Lincoln.” The DVD will also come with a teaching guide. Steven Spielberg, the director of the movie — which has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards — said in a statement that he has been approached and asked in letters by teachers to use the movie in their classrooms. The film documents Lincoln’s final months in office during the Civil War.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Page 9 It is estimated by the U.S. Department of Education that there are 26,407 public and 10,693 private high schools in the United States. A number of middle schools was not available.

New scholarship for students interested in engineering, arts and environment A new scholarship offers high school students interested in engineering, the environment or art the chance to earn money for college. The I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a high school junior or senior enrolling in college within the next two years. The runner-up will receive a $500 scholarship. Engineers with the Washington State Department of Transportation are looking for students to come up with their own design of a wildlife crossing over Interstate 90. The crossing should be similar to the structure already designed and scheduled to be built in 2015 near the Price Noble Creek Sno-Park, as part of the second phase of the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East project. “The I-90 project is evolv-

ing from a design on paper into a major project that will benefit our entire state,” said Charlie Raines, I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition director. “We are looking for students who are interested in how to incorporate the environment and transportation in the design of our highways.” The scholarship application needs to include a model, blueprint or graphic of a wildlife crossing over a new six-lane highway and an essay explaining how the model demonstrates the importance of wildlife crossings within the I-90 corridor. The essay must be no less than 500 words and may not exceed two pages. Applications must be postmarked by May 3. Students can download applications from and search for 2013 Bridging Futures. For a wide variety of resources to help with the design and essay, students can visit the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition Web page. Bridges Coalition members and WSDOT staff will select the top five entries based on a specific list of criteria. The entries will be sent to an expert judging panel for further review, and winners will be announced in early June. To learn more about the scholarship, visit






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Reproductive Parity Act moves through House vote By Zoey Palmer

WNPA Olympia News Bureau

The Reproductive Parity Act, a controversial bill that would require insurance plans that cover live births to also cover abortions, was passed by the state House of Representatives Friday morning after heated debate from both sides of the issue. The 53-43 vote was largely along party lines, with Rep. Chad Magendanz (R-5th District, Issaquah) as the sole Republican who voted in favor of the measure and Rep. Roger Freeman (D-30th District, Federal Way) as the only Democrat who dissented. Proponents of the bill are concerned that, once certain parts of the federal Affordable Care Act go into effect in January 2014, insurance carriers in Washington that currently cover abortions may raise premiums or stop covering the procedure entirely. “We’ve gotta act now if we want to make sure that women are going to be able to maintain these choices,” Rep. Laurie Jinkins (D-27th District, Tacoma) said during the House session Friday. Rep. Norma Smith (R-10th District, Oak Harbor) spoke passionately against the bill, arguing that it forces individuals who are morally opposed to abortion to pay for coverage they don’t want. Smith said that, rather than ensuring ‘choice,’ the bill removes the option not to have abortion coverage. “I want the choice to

have a carrier that may align themselves with my core values,” she said. In a press release, Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, praised the House for passing the bill: “Today’s vote in the House is a big step forward in guaranteeing women’s access to a full range of reproductive health care services,” he said. Exemptions in the bill allow religious organizations not to cover the procedure, but some have argued the exemptions aren’t strong enough. An amendment offered by Rep. Jay Rodne (R-5th District, Issaquah) intended to bolster those protections. A similar amendment by the bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Eileen Cody (D-34th District, Shorewood), contains strengthened religious protections as well as requirements that an insurance carrier must notify subscribers about coverage it opts not to offer. Both amendments passed. Federal funds cannot by law be used to fund abortions; a federally regulated health plan that would not cover abortions is slated to start in January 2017. The bill, designated EHB 1044, next goes to the Senate for consideration. Its Senate companion bill, SB 5798, did not get a hearing before the Legislature’s policy cutoff date, but had 23 co-sponsors from the 49 total Senate membership, two shy of a majority, which would be needed to approve such a measure.

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Bill would require expanded background checks for guns local law enforcement, either of which may charge WNPA Olympia News Bureau up to $20 for the service. Gun-control opponents Under the bill, the backand supporters packed a ground check requirement hearing room on the Capitol would not apply to the sale campus in Olympia on Feb. of antique guns. 13 to testify about a bill NICS checks are usually requiring universal back- immediate, but if one is ground checks for gun pur- delayed for more than three chases. days, the Background transaction checks are curwould be rently required allowed to by state law go through when buying without it a gun from under proa licensed visions in firearms the bill. The dealer, but same rule not between c u r r e nt l y private, unliapplies to censed citilicensed zens. HB 1588 gun dealwould require Don Pierce, ers. a background Pedersen Wash. Assoc of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs explained check for gun sales by prithat the vate parties. bill is a The bill, sponsored common-sense approach by Rep. Jamie Pedersen to keeping guns out of the (D-43rd District, Seattle), hands of violent criminals requires the seller to request and those who are dangera National Instant Criminal ous and mentally ill. Background Check System “I believe we have broad (NICS) check on the buyer agreement in our society from a licensed dealer or that there are some classes By Zoey Palmer

“The only way that we know we’re limiting the number of gun transactions to felons is to create a background check process.”

of people who should not have guns,” he said, speaking to the House Judiciary Committee that conducted the hearing. Don Pierce of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs stated that members of his organization support the right of a citizen to own a gun, except for those not allowed to by law. “The only way that we can really know for sure that we’re limiting the number of gun transactions to felons is to create a backgroundcheck process,” said Pierce. Opponents of the bill claimed it would only affect law-abiding citizens; criminals, they argued, don’t follow laws and would obtain guns illegally. “Since it’s already illegal for a felon to purchase a handgun anywhere from anyone,” said Linda Wilson, a Clark County gun-owner, stating that responsible gunowners are aware of the law, “how is regulating the sale of guns by a law-abiding gun owner going to change any action by a criminal?” “What this is really all

about is not really regulating private transactions,” said Brian Judy of the National Rifle Association. “It’s about creating a registration database.” One officer maintained that police aren’t opposed to responsible gun ownership, but if licensed gun shops need to do a background check then unlicensed sellers should, too. Dinah Griffey, identifying herself as a domesticviolence survivor, believes regulations on buying guns hurt women by restricting their ability to defend themselves. “Every time you limit a woman’s right to defend herself, you empower her attacker,” she said. According to Dr. David Fleming, director and health officer for Seattle Public Health, more people die from guns than car crashes in King County. “All these injuries and deaths are inherently preventable and therefore gun violence is a public health problem,” Fleming said. Some solutions are controversial, noted Fleming, but background checks shouldn’t be. Zoey Palmer is a reporter for the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Olympia News Bureau.

An ‘opt out’ for growth management act? By Kylee Zabel

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Among a slew of legislative proposals introduced this session focusing on Washington’s Growth Management Act (GMA), two, which would allow counties with smaller populations to opt out of full planning under the act, were approved by committees and advance in their respective chambers for further consideration. Senate Bill 5636, sponsored by Sen. John Smith (R-7th District, Colville), would allow 12 counties with less than 25,000 residents to remove themselves from the GMA requirements. The House version, HB 1224, allows counties that had previously opted into the GMA with less than 20,000 residents to withdraw. Four counties would qualify: Ferry, Pend Oreille, Columbia and Garfield. Both bills were introduced in order to address the alleged burdens the GMA places on rural areas throughout the state that experience little fluctuation in population and eco-

nomic growth from year lines 14 goals that attempt to year. to employ environmentally Proponents of both mea- friendly means to managsures believe that local gov- ing population growth. ernment officials should Requirements include idenhave greater control over tifying urban growth areas, their planning and land protecting natural resource use policies lands and rather than composing leaving overcritical area sight to the plans, among To learn more about seven-person, others. Senate Bill 5636 and governorCounties other work going on appointed p l anning in state government, state Growth under the visit Management GMA that Hearings violate its B o a r d requirements (GMHB). are subject to appeals often “This measure is impor- brought either by consertant because it’s about vation groups, other orgapreserving and protecting nizations or individuals. local community viability, Appeals, called petitions of and giving small counties review, are brought to the the right and flexibility to GMHB, at which time the save money and make deci- board decides if a county sions that would produce is in or out of compliance the best economic and with GMA standards. environmental outcomes Thirty petitions of review for their community,” said against counties were filed Smith. “It is time to unleash with the GMHB in 2012. the strength of character Only two cases found counand innovation that has ties in non-compliance, been sequestered in our according to board’s data. rural counties for far too Several appeals made in long.” 2012 remain under review. The GMA is a land-use From 2005 to 2012, nearly planning measure that out- 40 percent of the petitions

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of review filed found counties non-compliant. While the bill is intended to help counties and cities who claim they have suffered economically as a result of complying with the GMA, conservation groups say that the act is necessary to assure land-planning reflects the interests of both economic development and environmental preservation. “The G row t h Management Act asks our communities to think holistically about the future, to think about housing, job opportunities, economic development, the environment,” said April Putney of FutureWise, a conservation-interest group. SB 5636 was approved Feb. 18 by the Senate Government Operations Committee on a partyline 4-3 vote. HB 1224 was approved by a 5-3 bipartisan vote in the House Local Government Committee Friday (Feb. 22). Kylee Zabel is a reporter for the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Olympia News Bureau.


Here is the letter sent by the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors to comment on the impact of tolling I-90 on the school district. It will be part of the record within the project environmental assessment.

Ms. Angela Angove I-90 Tolling Environmental Assessment Manager, WSDOT 999 Third Ave, Suite 2200 Seattle, WA 98104 Thank you again to you and your colleagues for coming to our meeting to update our board on the I-90 tolling project and giving us the opportunity to provide input as to the impact tolling I-90 would have on our district. Because of Mercer Island’s unique position as the only community for which I-90 provides the sole means of ingress and egress, tolling I-90 would affect our district in several profound and adverse ways. First, the Mercer Island School District currently employs 491 full-time employees. Of those, only 158, or 32.2%, live on Mercer Island itself, with the rest having to commute here via I-90. Of those, 152 (31%) commute westbound to Mercer Island, and 181 (36.8%) commute eastbound to Mercer Island. Assuming 180 trips at current 520 tolling rates of $7.18 per rush-hour round trip with a Good-To-Go pass, the annual cost for each offIsland employee would be approximately $1,300. This would be an untenable burden to the majority of our staff and would significantly impede our ability to recruit and retain a quality workforce. For example, a beginning teacher currently earns $40,454 annually, so tolling would reduce their net, before-tax earnings by more than 3%. An assistant coach for most sports earns $3,075 per season, and requires approximately 60 trips on and off the Island. Again, assuming a round trip toll of $7.18, this would total over $430 dollars, or more than 14% of these employees’ total before-tax compensation. The impact of a $7.18 toll on employees such as referees, tutors or coaches of extracurricular activities such as chess club, who typically earn approximately $25 to come here to work at an after-school activity or athletic contest, would amount to over 30% of their earnings, making it impractical for anyone to come from off-Island without a substantial increase in compensation. There is simply no way we could continue to fill our staffing needs with qualified workers without substantially increasing our compensation to offset the added expense of tolling. We estimate the aggregate financial impact to the district of offsetting the cost of tolling on our employees to be approximately $500,000 per year. Because our revenues are fixed by statute, this cost would have to come out of existing operations, which would mean direct reductions in instructional support — specifically the loss of approximately seven of our 250 teaching positions. In addition to direct operational costs to the district, the impact of tolling I-90 would also severely jeopardize our ability to obtain voter approval for school construction bonds and to renew our maintenance and operations levy. Last year, Mercer Island voters rejected a proposed school construction bond to relieve severe overcrowding in our schools. The proposed bond would have replaced four of our five schools with brand new buildings at a net cost per household of approximately $700 per year; however, the bond was overwhelmingly defeated by the voters who cited the cost as the #1 reason for voting against it. As a result, we are in the process of formulating a new, less expensive bond proposal to present to voters in early 2014. In addition, our maintenance and operations levy, which provides 36% of our overall operating funds, expires in 2014 and will also need to be re-authorized by voters. We are greatly concerned with the impact tolling may have on our ability to obtain voter approval for these levies. If one makes the very conservative assumption that each Mercer Island household would make one peak-hour round-trip commute each weekday, and one round trip each weekend, that alone would cost each household approximately $40 per week, or over $2,000 per year, which is more than double what the cost to taxpayers would be for a new school construction bond and renewal of our operations and maintenance levy. For these reasons, it is critically important to us that any proposal for tolling I-90 mitigate the impact on school district employees and Mercer Island taxpayers. Therefore, we strongly urge you to consider the “dual gantry” proposal suggested by Mercer Island Mayor Bruce Bassett, in which toll gantries would be placed on both the east and west sides of Mercer Island and motorists would only pay a toll if they passed through both gantries, or — at minimum — if a partial toll was assessed at each gantry, thereby reducing the cost of trips that originate or terminate on Mercer Island. In addition, we strongly urge a toll exemption for city and state employees, including school district employees. Thank you again for your consideration. signed Board of Directors Mercer Island School District #400 Dr. Gary Plano Superintendent

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Meet Franky & Dom’s Cafe , the new coffee bistro in town There’s a new kid in town, of nostalgic candy from the and we should all flock to 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Luikse meet them. Franky & Dom’s wafels (Belgium street wafis the new coffee bistro that fles) are coming soon. has just opened. It is located The retirement commuright at the base of S.E. 24th nity of Mercer Island has Street. caught the buzz. Once they Owned by the get their hair Alishio family, done at Hair It the cafe is named On Food Is, they walk next after Paul and door for a panini Stacy’s two sons. for $3.99. Where The family has can anyone get a the restaurant panini for under food industry $4? Wednesday in their blood. through Friday, Stacy Alishio things are pretty is from Eastern busy around this Washington and Lisa Katsman street corner. has tight Italian Parents can pregenes in the resorder a lunch to taurant food industry. Her go for your child, for moms heritage longs for her to feed on the go, consisting of peppeople and to be in the kitch- peroni pizza panini, cheese en. Stacy was yearning to do pizza panini (for Lent) or more. She has been packag- two mini croissants, apple ing her own granola for years juice, an apple turnover and with recipes that she devel- a small bag of carrots for $5. oped. There are three differ- There is no age limit on this ent varieties, which gener- lunch to go, but you must ally sell out. Have you ever call ahead to order. been to a food establishment There are two four-top where the health inspectors tables for the dine-in experiare actually purchasing your ence. Stacy knows how busy product? I was able to wit- our lives are and understands ness this. They were pur- that you want excellent qualchasing the famous Franky ity, fresh, good beverages and & Dom’s granola. food without the high cost. I Besides coffee (Lamaze have been to this coffee house from Italy), croissants, apple on a few occasions and nothturnovers (imported from ing is greater than walking France), and chocolate for into a place where everybody beverages (imported from knows your name. Switzerland), there is a case A friend of Stacy’s wrote

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Above, Stacy Alishio prepares a drink at Franky & Dom’s Cafe. Below, the Alishio family, from left, Paul, Stacy, Francisco and Domenico. The cafe is named for the two boys. Francisco, 17, is a junior at O’Dea High School, and Domenico, 13, is a seventh-grader at St. Monica School.

a poem about her and her cooking, and one of the lines that resonated with me is: “Dishes piled high from souls

satisfied so deep.” I ask you to take a break from your normal coffee house of choice and try Franky & Dom’s.

The Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) celebrates its 18th “chai–life” milestone on March 2-10 at various locations around Seattle. “Chai,” or 18, means “life” in Hebrew. The event kicks off with a special swanky and delicious Launch Party celebration hosted by Tom Douglas at The Palace Ballroom on Feb. 27. The festival opens March 2 with the charming, dramatic comedy “The Day I Saw Your Heart.” The film series “Not a Lawyer, Not a Doctor? Jews in the Arts” heralds Jewish creativity in various disciplines, from cartoon arts and animation, to musicals and theater, dance, photography and cinema — from “Tin Pan Alley” to “Tinsel Town.” Learn more about the creative and sometimes controversial genius of Art Spiegelman, Joann Sfar, the Bolshoi Ballet, Barbra Streisand, Irving Berlin, Roman Polanski and Woody Allen. On closing Sunday, there will be a panel featuring local Jewish artists discussing “What is Jewish Art?” The festival closes as Seattle native son and Hollywood up-and-comer,

producer Michael Benaroya receives the Festival’s REEL Difference Award and presents his critically acclaimed audience-pleasing film, “The Words,” as part of a free closing night program on March 10. “For all the reasons my bubbe (Yiddish for grandma) warned me in her thick Polish accent to ‘stay away from long-haired boys’ and ‘Jewish artists,’ this year’s festival will celebrate the wellspring and bounty of Jewish creativity,” Pamela Lavitt, the festival’s director, said. “The film series, ‘Not a Lawyer, Not a Doctor? Jews in the Arts,’ celebrates the prolific work of inspired outliers and path-breakers who defy and define Jewish creative output and representation for the masses.” The Seattle Jewish Film Festival is now a program of the Stroum Jewish Community Center. Venues include AMC Pacific Place 11, SIFF Cinema Uptown and the SJCC. Tickets can be purchased by visiting tickets or by calling the ticket hotline at (206) 3249996. A full schedule of screenings and special events is available at

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Islander girls advance to Tacoma Dome Mercer Island By Megan Managan

It has been a battle this season for the Mercer Island girls basketball team. The team that fought its way into the KingCo tournament then battled uphill through the district tournament, only to face one of the top teams in the must-win regional round. The season-long battle paid off on Friday night when the Islanders beat Everett, the No. 1 team out of District 1. The final score was 57-44 for Mercer Island. “In our pregame talk, I told the girls we’ve had a lot of ups and downs this year, on and off the floor. So, yeah, this is validaMegan Managan/Staff Photos tion of that,” said Islanders head coach Kaela Yuen. Above, Mercer Island senior Kris Brackmann battles to get to the basket during the “We’ve had a lot of grind- Islanders’ regional win over Everett on Friday, Feb. 22, at Glacier Peak High School. Below, it-out practices this year Suri Johnson heads down court during the Islanders’ win on Friday. and hard games, tough losses. It feels like it’s all hot and gave the Gulls a worth it.” Mercer Island had the 28-22 advantage at halftime. first points on But it was a the board durgame of two ing the game halves, and the against Everett Islanders came at Glacier Peak out swinging High School on in the second. Feb. 22, but the “I think Seagulls offense Feb. 28 at we just made kept grinding a few adjustTacoma Dome away to a 12-8 ments and lead at the end 10:30 a.m. put our game of the first quarplan out there ter. Though and really committed to Mercer Island kept battling for points in the it. That was the differsecond quarter, Everett’s ence. We talked about a In the third quarter, the scoring 18 points while three-point shooting got few adjustments,” said the Islanders pushed back, holding Everett to eight to coach. take a 40-36 lead going into the final minutes. As the Islanders pulled “The Homeguy” farther ahead, Everett kept fouling, but even that didn’t go the Gulls’ way as the Islanders sunk their free throws. In the final minutes, the Islanders scored 17 points, while Everett hit just eight, marking the difference between a trip to the Dome and a trip home. Strong defense from the Islanders was another difference maker in the game. “I was really shocked by how many blocks we had out there,” said the coach. “We’re not usualthat team, and I don’t Serving Mercer Island ly want them to get comand the Eastside fortable blocking those

boys season ends at regionals By Megan Managan

The Mercer Island boys basketball team’s season came to an end on Saturday, Feb. 23, with a regional loss to Timberline. The Islanders fell 56-55 to the Blazers at Mt. Tahoma High School. “There is a tough lesson we learned about life this year: Sometimes it’s just not fair,” said Mercer Island head coach Gavin Cree. “Our team did everything the right way all year long. This helped us to accomplish many of our goals, but ultimately one of our final goals (to get to the Dome) slipped away from us. We were literally centi-

meters away from reaching that goal.” Cree said the team did everything right, prepared well, was focused on and off the court and stayed dedicated, which helped the team accomplish everything it did this season. “Our seniors must remember that none of these characteristics were wasted just because we didn’t get to the Dome,” said the coach. “We never would have been in our position if we hadn’t embodied those wonderful characteristics all year. Just because we fell short of one or our

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Above, senior Espen Platou pushes his way into the key while fending off Timberline’s Tyler Gartner during the Islanders’ regional loss on Saturday, Feb. 23. Below, Mercer Island senior Jake Shaddle dribbles around Timberline’s Brandel Evans on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Mt. Tahoma High School.


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Regionals | FROM 16 shots. It was very much a team effort.” Senior Kris Brackmann scored a team high of 17 points in the game, while Rachael Tessem had 14 before fouling out, and sister Renae Tessem added 11 points. Jessica Blakeslee posted seven points in the win, while Jamie Mounger had four and both Julia Blumenstein and Suri Johnson had two. The Islanders, now one of the top eight teams in the state, will play at the Tacoma Dome on Thursday morning. Until Thursday, Yuen wants the team to take a look at Friday’s game and remember what that win took. “I think heart [is what]

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we need to play [with], all the teams are good, so it’s really just a matter of will. Who wants it more. We do play with a lot of heart,” said the coach. Mercer Island is set to face Wilson in the first round of the final eight at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. Wilson, 22-2, was the Narrows 3A champions with a perfect 12-0 league record. The winner of Thursday’s game at the Tacoma Dome will play on Friday, March 1, against the winner of the Kamiakin vs. Seattle Prep game at 3:45 p.m. The loser will play the loser of the Kamiakin vs. Seattle Prep game on March 1 at either 9 or 10:30 a.m.

goals, shouldn’t make us question our approach. We are a championship team. We put up a 24th KingCo banner for the first time since 2008. We won the KingCo tournament and we ranked in the top five for most of the year in every poll in the state. We just didn’t have luck on our side against Timberline.” Against the Blazers, Timberline started the game ahead, up 14-12 at the end of the first quarter, but Mercer Island outscored the Blazers in the second quarter, 16-8, to lead 28-22 at halftime. After the break, the Blazers were hot in the third quarter, scoring 15, while holding the Islanders to just nine on the court. In a tight fourth quarter, Mercer Island missed a few key shots, ending the game down by one. Timberline’s Donaven Dorsey scored 27 points in the game, while the team high for Mercer

Sports briefs Eastside FC coach named U.S. Under-20 national team head coach

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Above, Mercer Island’s Jamie Mounger dribbles during the Islanders’ upset over Everett on Friday, Feb. 22. Below, Islander head coach Kaela Yuen celebrates the team’s win, marking a return to the Tacoma Dome.

Island went to Nick Nordale with 16 points. Espen Platou had 12 points, while Joe Rasmussen had nine, as did Kaleb Warner. Jake Shaddle scored three points, along with Will Taylor. “We missed so many shots that we were capable of making, really for the whole 32 minutes,” said the coach. “The first half was littered with missed opportunities, shots that went in and out and tough bounces. Sometimes, you have to be good and lucky in order to reach those lofty goals. I think we were pretty good on Saturday, but we certainly weren’t very lucky. One more inch and that last shot by Joe (Rasmussen) goes down and we are celebrating. That’s sports for you! We have to hold our heads high.” The Islanders, regular season and KingCo tournament championships, finished with a 22-4 overall record. Women’s Olympic team in 2000 at the Sydney Summer Games. French started coaching the Eastside FC in 2005, helping teams to win two Washington state championships and winning multiple tournaments.

Eastside FC coach Michelle French was named the head coach for the U.S. Under-20 women’s national team on Thursday, Feb. 21. Eastside FC is the premier soccer organization Mercer Island High that features many Mercer School graduate Max Island soccer players. French played on the Franklin, who plays for Under-21 National team the Washington University from 1994-1999 and was a men’s tennis team in St. captain of the team from Louis, has been named to the United States Maccabiah 1997-99. She won a sil-orship � laces of W ver medal as part of the men’s tennis open team. The team will participate

MIHS alum to play tennis in Maccabiah Men’s Open

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Above, Mercer Island senior Joe Rasmussen looks for a way into the key during the Islanders’ regional loss to Timberline on Saturday, Feb. 23. in the 19th annual World Maccabiah Games, held July 17-30, in Israel. Men’s tennis is one of 35 U.S. sports teams to compete at the games and will be coached by Scott Davidoff, a former Maccabiah Games player and coach of the juniors team in 2009. So far this season, Franklin has started in the first two matches as the No. 2 doubles player and has a 9-4 overall record. A junior, Franklin was a USTA/ITA Central Regional Doubles finalist with teammate Kevin Chu in 2011, and is 43-26 in his career. Franklin will be on of 12 on the open team, including players from across the country.

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MERCER ISLAND YOUTH SOCCER CLUB Town Hall Meeting – March 5th “The State of Youth Soccer on Mercer Island” • Confused about youth soccer? • Come get your questions answered. • 7pm Mercer Island Community Center

Select & Premier Soccer Information Night – March 7th • Select tryout process and tryout schedule? • What is “Premier” anyway? • Come get your questions answered. • 7 pm Mercer Island Community Center

Spring Soccer Programs • Spring Player Development Program / Get Ready for Select Training – Starts March 11th – • Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club Spring Leagues for Boys & Girls – Starts March 18th

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submissions: The Reporter welcomes calendar items for nonprofit groups and community events. Please email your Island event notices to Items should be submitted by noon on the Thursday the week before publication. Items are included on a space-available basis. Calendar online: Post activities or events online with our calendar feature at Events may be directly added to the calendar on our home page. Click on the “Calendar” link under Community.

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Thursday | 28 Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m.,

Feb. 28, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Non-health care provider class. Parking is available behind fire station. Cost: $20 (check or cash at event). To reserve a space, call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday. “Books and Bottles” Meet the Author Event: 7:30

p.m., Feb. 28, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Meet Seattle author Tara Conklin, whose first novel, “The House Girl,” debuted Feb. 12. Sponsored by the Arts Council and Island Books. Wine and refreshments served.

Saturday | 2 Eastside Reciprocity P.E.O. Founders’ Day Annual Luncheon: 10 a.m., March 2,

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. The marketplace and reg-

Events | Upcoming

istration begin at 10 a.m. Tickets: $18 per person. For reservations, contact Kathie Wilbert at (425) 313-2429. “Starry Night”: 6-9 p.m., March 2, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. The evening includes dinner, an auction and performances by Youth Theatre Northwest. Benefits YTN. Tickets: $125.

Monday | 4 Mercer Island CERT Search & Rescue Meeting: 7-8 p.m.,

March 4, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Topic: Damage assessment. Join the Mercer Island CERT Search & Rescue volunteers for team training. www.

Tuesday | 5 Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., March

5, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. The club meets com. 23rd Annual Sogetsu Ikebana Annual Exhibition:

St. Patrick’s Day Senior Lunch: 12-1 p.m., March 14,

Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Join Parks and Recreation for a “bit of the blarney” to celebrate this Irish holiday. Be sure to wear your green. Corned beef and cabbage lunch will be served. Cost: $5 plus tax. Reservations required. To reserve your spot, call 275-7609. Transportation will be available.

Mercer Island Directory Mailing Day: 9 a.m., March

15, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Volunteers are needed to help the members of the Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital prepare the 2013 Directory ready for mailing. Interested in joining the Guild? Contact the membership chairwoman at miphonebook@gmail.

11 a.m.-5 p.m., March 16; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., March 17, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Demonstration both days at 2 p.m. (free admission). Group arrangement display is at the Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., March 11-24. Medicare and New Health Care Law Event: 9:30

every Tuesday. Each meeting covers club activities and features a weekly guest speaker. The general public is welcome to attend.

Wednesday | 6 Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m.,

March 6, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Topic: “How Boeing Got Into the Jet Business.” Speaker: Barry Latter, Museum of Flight docent. The public is welcome.

Thursday | 7 MIVAL Meeting: 11:30

a.m., March 7, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Social: 11:30 a.m. General meeting: 12-2 p.m., features watercolor demonstration by Kathy Collins. All are welcome.

ist. Refreshments served. Foster’s art may be viewed March 7-31. Mercer Island Freemasons:

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: 3-4:30

p.m., March 7, Mercer Island Senior Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. A consistent, caring place for group members to discuss Alzheimer’s challenges and problems. "Inter-Twinings" MIVAL Gallery Artist Reception:

5-8 p.m., March 7, Avellino building, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. MIVAL Gallery presents Susanne Foster as the March featured art-

Library 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206) 236-3537 MercerIsland “Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master on Puget Sound”: 7 p.m., Feb. 28.

a.m.-2:30 p.m., March 21, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Learn about Medicare options, costs, coverage. Lunch provided. Free, open to the public. Sponsors: Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), AARP Foundation. Preregistration is required at 1-877-926-8300 or www.

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A robin enjoys the sunshine while perched on top of a bush on Mercer Island in early 2013.

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6:30 p.m., March 7, VFW Hall, 1836 72nd Ave. S.E. Mercer Island Lodge #297, Free & Accepted Masons of WA, meets every first Thursday. The March meeting will welcome the Academic Achievement Award and Scholarship applicants from Mercer Island High School. Pizza party followed by awards ceremony.

Infant/Child/Adult CPR

a 13-year-old slave who escaped from Washington Territory to freedom in Canada on the West’s ‘Underground Railroad,’ a steamer bound for Victoria. Children & Families Young Toddler Story Times:

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

with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., March 7, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $20 (check or cash at event). To reserve a space, call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday. Parking available behind fire station.

Saturday | 9 Safety, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., March 9, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. The series reviews for the October CERT

Toddler Story Times: 11 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 2-3 with adult. French Story Times: 10:30 a.m., Saturdays. Ages 3-7 with adult. Please register. Teen Zone: “Study and

Games” is every day after school, with some exceptions.

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a.m., Tuesdays; 9-10:15 a.m., Thursdays, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. For adults. Cost: $143 (resident), $170 (nonresident). Yoga for Seniors: 9-10:15 a.m., Tuesdays, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Age: 65+. Cost: $81 (resident), $96 (nonresident). Beginning Pilates: 10:4511:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. For adults. Cost: $156 (resident), $186 (nonresident).



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Business that hire independent contractors 10 things that find it can bring intense regulatory scrutiny doctors admire about their patients independent contractors — resulting in “lost” governIt used to be that business- ment revenues and worker es could hire workers and complaints of misclassificaclassify them as independent tion and improper denial of contractors without giving it benefits — federal and state governments have been much thought. moving aggressively Businesses to reign in the use of presumed, for independent contracexample, that if a tors. The result has worker called herbeen a climate that self self-employed, is intolerant of indeprovided some of pendent contractor the tools for the misclassification, and job, worked under inhospitable to the an independent independent contraccontractor agree- Nigel Avilez tor business model. ment, and worked First, states have somewhat independently, then the indepen- enacted or amended indedent contractor designation pendent contractor legislawas a proper classification. It tion to drastically narrow the mattered little that this com- class of service providers who mon understanding was sub- can qualify as independent stantially incomplete since contractors. In Washington, proper independent contrac- for example, a business must tor classification was not an be able to prove each element of the following test to estabenforcement priority. The climate for hiring lish that its service providers independent contractors has are independent contractors: 1. Contractor is free from changed, however, and it has changed in a big way. With control or direction; 2. The service is performed more and more businesses away from the company’s opting to classify workers as place of business; By Nigel Avilez

Special to the Reporter

3. The contractor is engaged in an independent trade, occupation, profession or business; 4. The contractor is responsible for filing taxes with the IRS; 5. The contractor has a business license and UBI number; and 6. The contractor maintains books and records of income and expenses. Businesses must strictly comply. Failure to satisfy any one of these elements is alone sufficient to flunk the entire test, and subject businesses to significant fines and penalties for misclassification. Second, cracking down on independent contractor misclassification has become a priority for both state and federal agencies. At the federal level, the IRS estimates that it has lost billions of dollars in tax revenues due to independent contractor misclassification, and has partnered with state revenue agencies to share information and enforcement techniques. Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor hired more investigators to “detect

and deter” independent contractor misclassification, and initiated a misclassification initiative through which it partners with states to coordinate enforcement efforts. This year, the DOL has committed $14 million to combat misclassification. On the state level, Washington has partnered with the DOL and IRS on their misclassification initiatives, and itself has a vibrant program to address misclassification. At a public hearing last month, Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries boasted that for every $1 it spends addressing the underground economy (which includes independent contractor misclassification), it recovers $9.30 in tax assessments; and for every targeted audit it conducts (which are the majority of its audits), it makes tax assessment in 76 percent of those audits. Third, the independent contractor classification is being targeted by new legislation. Last month, a bill was introduced that would make sweeping changes to independent contractor law, including redefining the independent contractor definition to prevent more service providers from qualifying, and setting stiff penalties for misclassification ($1K-$10K per misclassified worker). Unions have identified this bill’s passage as their top legislative priority. Fourth, workers are becoming educated about what it means to be an independent contractor, and they are questioning their classifications, reporting their companies to state and federal agencies, and initiating lawsuits (even class action lawsuits) for improper denial of benefits. While it is certainly more risky to hire independent contractors, using independent contractors remains a viable and indispensable model for conducting business. What is clear, however, is that businesses cannot continue to hire independent contractors as usual, or to neglect strict legal requirements and best practices for managing independent contractor relationships. The cost of noncompliance is much too high. Nigel Avilez is an attorney at Mercer Law PLLC on Mercer Island. The firm specializes in independent contractor/ worker classification law and in representing businesses in independent contractor audits and appeals.

By Julie Thomas, M.D. Special to the Reporter

Instead of focusing on what patients need to do to improve their health, lets look at the positive side aspects they bring with them to a doctor’s appointment. What are ten things that physicians love about their patients? 10. Their preparedness. One might think that doctors cringe Dr. Julie when patients Thomas pull out “the list” of their concerns and questions. On the contrary: this adds great efficiency and still helps us to be complete in what we do. The last thing a doctor wants is for a patient to go home and worry about something they forgot to ask us. 9. Their self-discipline. I have seen many patients shed pounds, shake off cigarettes, trim down on alcohol consumption and put on those sneakers day after day. If I’m honest, I’d say that I myself exercise just so I can look these inspiring individuals in the eyes when we talk about fitness. 8. Their knowledge. I don’t always know the “latest and greatest” developments in medicine. My patients are well-informed, and not uncommonly alert me to something I need to research or bone up on. They are “iron sharpening iron.” 7. Their faith. Many of my patients have personal beliefs and stories that go beyond the physical world we live in. I find these interesting and rewarding to listen to. 6. Their life stories. I wish I had hours and hours just to hear these in full. But even snippets of my patient’s experiences abroad, childhood adventures and career paths keep me learning

and help me to appreciate them as the unique individuals they are. 5. Their understanding. One of the great challenges for physicians like us, who are “compulsively thorough peoplepersons,” is sticking to the time allotted for a patient visit. This is probably my least favorite thing about being a primary care physician. But I can’t tell you what a relief it is when my patients have patience with me. 4. Their extended families/friends. Some of the most inspiring relationships I’ve seen have been between my patients and their relatives or friends. I see them coming to visits, “dropping in” to check on my patients, sorting medicines into pill boxes and letting me know when things “aren’t quite right.” 3. Their concern. It’s my responsibility to be concerned about my patient’s welfare. But again and again I feel their concern for me, my kids, my vacations, and my lunch break even. If I might be flagging, this encourages me to keep going. 2. Their progress. Maybe this reveals me as a “science nerd,” but when I see that blood pressure go down, that cough eased, that cholesterol drop — it makes my day. 1. Their humor. Life can be tough — for doctors and patients alike. Sometimes it’s that joke, that quip, that smile, that relieves the strain of the moment and helps us both move forward with more joy. Julie Thomas, M.D., is a specialist in internal medicine in practice at the Minor and James Mercer Island clinic, which is also a partner with Swedish Medical Center.

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1 BURIAL PLOT in Sunset Hills Memorial in the Garden of Devotion. Valued at $20,000. Will sell for $8,000. (425)4544805 2 CEMETERY PLOTS side by side for sale. Maple Leaf Cemetery in O a k H a r b o r. L o c a t e d along the road, a short distance South of the c a n n o n s, grave p l o t s #10 and #11. Nicely maintained grounds and fr iendly, helpful staff. $900 each. Call 425745-2419. SUNSET HILLS Memorial Cemetery in Bellevue. 2 s i d e by s i d e p l o t s available in the Sold Out Garden of Devotion, 9B, Space 9 and 10. $15,000 each negot i a bl e. A l s o, 1 p l o t available in Garden of Devotion, 10B, space 5, $10,000 negotiable. Call 503-709-3068 or e-mail

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AKC WELSH CORGI Pe m b r o ke, fe m a l e, 10wks, Black, White and Tan, 1st and 2nd shots, wormed, born and raised in home, ver y playful mom on premises, from South Dakota, mom Red and White, $700 (360)708-3519. Ask for Debra, pics available on request. email: ENGLISH CREME en Retr iever pups for sale. 7 weeks old. AKC registered. Have first wormer and immunization, well puppy check up. 8 males left. They are beautiful, healthy pups. For $800 you will have a wonderful addition to your family or a best friend. Please conA K C W E S T I E P U P S. tact (360)269-5539, ceWe s t H i g h l a n d W h i t e rissa.kaut@countryfinanTerriers. One AKC male $ 1 , 0 0 0 . A l s o t wo 3 / 4 Find your perfect pet We s t i e fe m a l e s $ 6 0 0 Will take deposit. Call in the Classifieds. with any questions. You can’t go wrong with a GERMAN SHEPHERD Westie 360-402-6261 PUPPIES: Bor n Jan. 13th & ready to go March 1st. Mother, father & grandparents on the premises all german imports AKC/SV, regist r a t i o n . Ve r y e a s y t o train. Star ting at $600 and up. Call Shawn @ AKC YELLOW LAB pup- (425) 231-5506 if interpies, Born January 4th, ested. ready March 4th. 2 males, 2 females. OFA GOLDENDOODLE PupHips, eyes, elbows ex- pies For Sale. Ready for cellent. Sire Canadian their new homes March show chamipion. Dam, 7th. 7 Puppies left. 2 great retrieving lines and males, 5 females. Males, working class certificate. $700. Females, $800. S h o t s , w o r m e d , d e w Shots, wormed and dew claws removed. $900. claws removed. Approx Located in Oak Harbor. w e i g h t w h e n g r o w n 360-320-0891, 360-279- around 55 lbs. If interested, email: debbie_1819 2903 or call BORDER Collie pups, Debbie at 360-540-2545. ABCA registered. 3 Grandma’s PEKINGESE males Red & White. Small cute puppies. All Ranch raised, working colors, some adults. parents. Current on s h o t s & w o r m i n g . Starting at $250. View my website: $500/ea. 509-486-1191 Email: English Bulldog Puppies 3 6 0 - 9 7 8 - 4 7 2 9 , 3 6 0 5 girls 2 boys. AKC Reg. 520-7075. P a r e n t s o n s i t e . Great Dane Wormed, vaccinated and GREAT DANE Puppies, vet checked. Includes a AKC. Starting at $500. star ter puppy package Blacks, Harlequins, and health guar. $1800 Merlequins, Fawns, Firm Ready to go 3/1/ Blues, Mantels, Merles. 13 360-990-4792 http:/ (360)985-0843 /bloominbulldogs.webs. com/ Email:

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Great duplex investment opportunity. Close to downtown shops and busline. Both units have 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. #236629 Chase Costello 206-999-4420 Jeff Costello 206-595-5709

Gated Community $459,900

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

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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



Gracious home, situated on a private 1.85ac lot. Great balance of formal & functional. Grand entry, formal living & dining + great rm/kitchen combo. 3BR/2.75BA. #439531 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

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SHORT SALE; Columbia City Bungalow within walking distance to popular Columbia City establishments and bus lines. #436490

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Welding shop/commercial/home in Maple Valley. 1.4+ac right on the M. Valley Hwy, 3 buildings, house, 2 tenants. 2 tax parcels. Pull through access. #390273 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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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

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



French Country style hm w/great room, fabulous cabinetry, granite & French range. An attached atrium w/lime stone floors. Finished downstairs apt. #447045 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351 Suzanne Lane 206-419-6387

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DEVELOPED corner lot near the bluff & beach approach. CAMP or BUILD. It’s cleared, WATER, SEWER hookups are PAID (a $7200 value). #429793 Renata Andrews 206-473-8848

9.5ac close to North Bend and I-90 freeway. No access currently to it, hold for further development. Bounded on 2 sides by DNR . #158590 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

.55 acre lot close to everything. Water and power in the street. #446417 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507


12.9 wooded ac just off I-90 at exit #31. Deeded easement for easy access. Lots of room, timber and space to roam, this will be a great location. #29160006 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

2.5 acres w/R-1 zoning. Good location and close to everything in Newcastle, must hike in to see. #392633 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

29+ acres of land, super easy access off I-90. Will support 3, maybe 4 homes, huge price reduction. Studies available. #206270 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Generous .48 acre lot on Mercer Island, with survey and some studies done. Convenient location. #295333 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

14,000 sq ft lot with recorded access for driveway. Nice location on a dead end street. #329002 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Tucked away building lot up pvt 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

Lg 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

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 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 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Great opportunity: building site in desirable Lakeview Highlands. Slopes uphill, ideal for daylight rambler to accommodate 27.5’ height restriction above SE 63rd #400336 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842


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

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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

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Fixer upper with potential or bring your architect! Serene private lane on west side with possible lake views! #404816 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722

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Artistic 3BR/2.5BA Black & Caldwell blt home fea vaulted living & dining rms, gourmet kit, 3 frpl, fam rm plus rec rm. Oversized gar, dog run, private patio & deck. #449674 Molly Penny 206-200-4411

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Fabulous location! 5BR/3BA light filled home w/some lake & Mtn views fea liv/din rms, rec rm, wrkshp, gardens & incredible view deck for entertaining, Nearby Luther Burbank Park. #449944 Molly Penny 206-200-4411

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5BR traditional home tucked in Dawn Terrace on a spacious & private corner lot. This is the one you have waited for! Light entry, formal living spaces & great floorplan. #449875 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

nortH Bend land $150,000 neWcastle land $150,000 tokeland $145,000 lynnWood lot $99,995 Wooded 12.9 acre parcel with some slope. May 2.5 acres in R-1 zoning, potential for 2 lots. Good Spectacular view property, high on the hill in gated .55 acre lot in Lynnwood. Close to everything nortH Bend land $150,000 neWcastle land $150,000 tokeland $145,000 lynnWood lot have some timber value. West of I-90, with deeded location, close to everything Newcastle has to offer Willapa Heights. Panoramic, sweeping view from and very quiet. Large lot with great potential. $99,995 slope. May in R-1 zoning, potential forthe 2 lots. Good Spectacular view property, high on the#446417 hill in gated .55 acre lot in Lynnwood. Close to everything access. #29160006 Wooded 12.9 acre parcel with some but still with a rural 2.5 feel.acres #392633 beach to Westport. #412843 have425-444-3507 some timber value. West of I-90, with Betty deededcarleton location, close to everything Newcastle has to offer Humphries Willapa Heights. Panoramic, sweeping view from very quiet. Large lot with great potential. Betty carleton 425-444-3507 cathy 206-300-6142 Betty and carleton 425-444-3507 access. #29160006 but still with a rural feel. #392633 the beach to Westport. #412843 #446417 Betty carleton 425-444-3507 Betty carleton 425-444-3507 cathy Humphries 206-300-6142 Betty carleton 425-444-3507



Western Lake/Mt/City Views on 16,000 SF lot. Great Room concept 3030 SF, 4BR/3BA, Remld kitchen, baths. Do not miss this opportunity to own a view home! See Today #440084 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

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Contemporary 3-level luxury home located on private .46ac lot w/Lk Washington views on every level. 6,070sf, 6BR/5.25BA. Short Sale #448700 Chase Costello 206-999-4420 Jeff Costello 206-595-5709

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Westside .49 Acre parcel; 50 ft, moorage & boat lift; Great room w/ kitchen, fam rm, liv rm+den, carport+2 car gar; master on main+2 more; so many possibilities #400850 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

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Northend charmer. Newer construction w/ great room design, dreamy kitchen, soaring ceilings, dark rich hardwoods. 4 br + den. Level fenced yard. #445007 Harrison & St.Mary 206-953-8359

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Seattle style in premier nbrhd of Faben Point! Cape Cod charmer complete w/ white picket fence, stone paths & perennial gardens. 4280sf, updated thruout. Harrison & St.Mary 206-919-9992

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Mercer Island Reporter, February 27, 2013  

February 27, 2013 edition of the Mercer Island Reporter

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