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King County Library Board meeting tonight in Bellevue Mercer Island City Council, staff and community members will attend tonight’s KCLS Board meeting in Bellevue to petition for a three month delay of the Island’s library remodel. The meeting opens with public comments at 5 p.m. For information and directions, visit:

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Planning Commission meeting tonight on Coval project

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Be the envy of your friends. Get your Seahawks Super Bowl head gear right here on Mercer Island. The colorful party hats, designed by Island artist, Marianne Bond, are on sale at Cascade Frames at 3049 -78th Ave S.E. Proceeds from the sale of hats will benefit Children’s Hospital.

Not too early to plan for summer camps Registration for all Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camps will begin Feb. 1. Those who register by Feb. 14 will receive $20 off and a chance to win an additional discount on other camp registration. To register and find out more, go to

Council moving beyond I-90 issues Library, theater and Town Center are also focus of 2014 Council agenda By Celina Kareiva

After Islanders vocalized concerns about a KCLS library remodel at several public meetings this past week, City Council responded in kind. Council sent a letter to the KCLS Board, requesting a 90 day postponement of construction to allow for more input from Islanders. That and other topics took the stage at a planning session this weekend, which will set the city’s 2014 agenda. The annual “retreat” has been a tradition since 1987 and outlines city priorities for the year

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ahead. Among the topics discussed were the Town Center, a performance venue for the Island and transportation.

Library remodel Mercer Island’s library remodel is funded by a 2004 bond passed by King County voters and will address three main grievances: The uneven lighting, acoustics and flow of the space. But many library users worry the remodel is just change for the sake of it. Since a KCLS presentation Jan. 7 about the latest design plans, several Islanders have organized and brought their case to the city. Fifty people signed a petition passed around at an extended study session Tuesday, Jan. 21. The petition requests a project delay until a representative is selected or advi-

sory committee formed to speak to the desired scope and design of the space. Though testimony varied, all in Tuesday’s crowd said they were avid users of the library who wanted to make sure the space retained its charm and Mercer Island roots. “We would like a remodeling plan that addresses any necessary upgrades, while keeping the character of the current library,” said Marcia Mellinger to council. At an initial meeting Jan. 7, KCLS staff responded to audience hesitation by claiming construction costs were already on the rise, and that the project could be jeopardized if stalled. Staff also reassured the crowd that similar projects had been successfully completed in other cities. Library users also spoke at the weekend’s Friday planning session during a KCLS staff presentation. Reacting to the strong turnout, city council sent a letter to the KCLS Board of Trustees in anticipation of its meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 29. The

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The City’s Planning Commission will hold an additional public hearing on the Coval property at 7 p.m., tonight, Jan. 29, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. The meeting is to allow for more comments by the public on the 18 houses planned for the five-acre property on 84th Avenue S.E. For more, go to

The Mercer Island School District is asking Island voters to approve a $98.8 million bond to pay for a new elementary school and make changes to Mercer Island High School and Islander Middle School. District officials say that the schools are overcrowded and facilities need to be updated to respond to the needs of 21st Century students. No major construction projects, such as building a new school, have taken place within the school

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Tree removals, power line work set for Pioneer Park this week Reporter Staff

Planned tree maintenance work by the city will begin this week in Pioneer Park to remove unsafe trees and to ensure public safety for all park users. Signs have been posted along the perimeter trails to alert park users about intermittent trail closures, and neighborhood groups have been notified. The

city hopes to complete this work along Island Crest Way before a Feb. 2, volunteer stewardship event, so that new plantings will not be affected. For more, contact Paul West, Mercer Island Parks Department Natural Resources Coordinator at 275-7833. At the same time, Puget Sound Energy will be replacing two power poles and a major service wire near Pioneer Park, on the east side of Island Crest Way at SE 68th Street to improve electric service and reliability Island-wide. Contractors Asplundh


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Tree Expert Company and Potelco Inc., began work this week to trim and reshape up to 11 trees for the project. The city is discussing suitable future replacement species. When complete, this project will result in increased electrical reliability for the entire Island. The wood chips from both projects will be reused for local park maintenance. For questions about the PSE work, contact Project Coordinator Alex Finger at (253) 312-3723.

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Hundreds dial in to Litzow’s ‘telephone Town Hall’ meeting Reporter staff

Nearly 2,400 people participated in a telephone town hall held by State Senator Steve Litzow on the evening of Jan. 16. Participants were either contacted directly or called in themselves to participate. Litzow spoke to a set of 16 questions for the hour that were either sent in by email ahead of time or directly from people who were on the line during the hour. Litzow’s press officer Joe Adamack, said that questions centered around three main topics: Transportation, education (both K-12 and higher education) and taxes. "The 16 questions covered a wide range of interests and issue areas,” he said, "but transportation was definitely at the forefront of people’s minds.” Transportation questions included: “Explain what the Legislature is doing about the perceived incompetence with WSDOT related to Bertha and SR 520.” And, “I’m concerned about the lack of the transportation package in the Legislature and believe there must be a discussion about taxes. Is there any

chance that could happen this year?” Within each of those that asked questions live and from those who left messages afterward there were a mix of people who supported local options for transit and an additional gas tax to fund projects as well as individuals who were against increasing gas taxes on Washington drivers. "Transportation remains a clear priority for those who participated, which reflects what I hear from community residents almost daily," Litzow said. "Transportation leaders have spent a great deal of time working on ways to address our short- and long-term transportation needs and the Eastside will play a major role if a funding package is adopted." Tax questions were mostly from callers who were concerned about taxes increasing over time. One caller said, “I don’t know how people in Olympia can keep taxing us to death in this state. You keep getting more money for roads and nothing gets fixed. How do you feel about Metro’s proposal to put an additional

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Schools | FROM 1 district since the rebuilding of Mercer Island High School was completed in 1998. The last major improvement to a school was the $3.4 million expansion of the music rooms at Mercer Island High School, completed last year. While support of public schools from the Island community remains high, capital spending on new facilities has remained flat. Since 2002, Mercer Island voters have approved a total of $43.5 million for capital improvements from ballot issues passed in 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2010; an amount that represents an investment of just over $10,000 per student. In 2010, the school dis-

City briefs City Manager’s I-90 tolling update At the end of 2013, Mercer Island staff worked closely with the legislators during the special legislative sessions to seek funding for SR 520 that would not involve tolling I-90. Staff were pleased that the final proposals discussed during Senate and House negotiations did not include I-90

trict received approval from voters for a $25 million capital improvement levy, more than $12.2 million of which was designated for technology upgrades. The non-technology capital portion of the 2010 bond was spent in part for the following items: $206,000 for security upgrades, $262,000 for paving and resurfacing costs, $3.4 million for a new band wing at the high school, $705,000 in new energy upgrades that include new boilers and energy efficient lighting investments, $764,000 for new turf at the high school stadium, $55,000 for locker room upgrades and $80,000 for Mary Wayte Pool, $27,000 for the

South Mercer Playfields and $85,000 for a special education bathroom and other projects. Over the last few years, the school district has spent $1 million for new portables. Meanwhile other school districts have been investing steadily in new facilities. The Bellevue School District and the Mercer Island School District both often found in top ten lists for student achievement. There are many differences. Bellevue Schools have a highly diverse population and have grown significantly in enrollment in the past several years. Enrollment in the Bellevue School District is presently 18,350 students.

Since 2003, capital levies passed by Bellevue voters have paid for or, are slated to pay for, $800 million of capital improvements at 19 schools. To date, those improvements include $85 million for the expansion and remodeling at Bellevue High School; $125 million budgeted for Sammamish High School and $53.8 million for Tyee Middle School. That amount represents an investment of $43,000 per student. The Vashon School District is in the process of completing a new high school to serve 535 students in grades 9 through 12. The cost, approved by Vashon Island voters, is $47 million.

tolls. Unfortunately, the Legislature did not reach agreement and pass a final transportation package, leaving the question of tolling I-90 unresolved. The Legislature’s regular session has just started and the city is hopeful that the Legislature will again take up transportation funding. The city will continue to work with key legislators to advocate for funding packages that do not involve tolling I-90. City staff will also continue to moni-

tor the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) environmental impact study of tolling.

sons, entertainment and more. The concert will feature the Emerald Three Trio, with members Robin Lorentz on violin, Ron Walker on the accordion and flute, and Connie Wible on the piano, and keyboards. The event is set for 3 p.m., February 9, at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center, Mercer Room. Tickets $10 per person or $25 per family (3+) Call 275-7609 to purchase tickets.

City “Buy a Key” fundraiser Concert The Mercer Island Parks and recreation Department are holding a “Buy a Key’ fundraiser concert to help purchase a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano for use at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center to be used for les-

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Disney & Dessert event to benefit school orchestras The Mercer Island School orchestras will hold their second annual ‘Disney & Desserts ‘fundraiser at 2 p.m., February 9 at Mercer Island High School. The date was changed after the Seattle Seahawks won the chance to play in the SuperBowl. The family-friendly event will feature a dessert buffet with a wide variety of sweets donated by local bakeries, businesses and Island bakers, with lively performances by the district’s high school orchestra, dressed in costume. There will also be a silent auction. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased from MIHS orchestra students or online at Tickets at the door are $15. All proceeds will support enrichment of the Mercer Island School’s orchestra programs, from grades five through twelve.

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ow can it be? Measured in capital dollars invested per student, the Mercer Island community has invested substantially less in its school facilities than districts both large, such as Bellevue, or even very small like the 1,500 student Vashon Island School District. Figures in our story today about the amount of money approved by Bellevue voters to remodel and expand, and yes — even build entire new schools, is instructive. Beyond a roof or a playfield, new boilers and energy upgrades, computers and security systems, not much has been done with Island schools to keep them up to par. All that has been done to accommodate growing enrollment is to add more portables. The district has spend a whopping $1 million in portable structures for Island students. Is this how one of the top school districts in the state remains an example of excellence? Really? With dedicated teachers, a state of the art curriculum, innovative administrators, the support of parents and the Mercer Island Schools Foundation, the school district is still regarded as a model for others. Yet, with an eye on the ever-evolving nature of education, school leaders have been carefully preparing for what is needed next for years. And what we need now are more classrooms. We Islanders have been resting our laurels since the high school was redone in 1998. But more students are coming — more than 400 came in the last few years — another 400 are coming soon. Given the lead times for design and construction, we can’t wait any longer. Education is not what it used to be — and is not what it is going to be in the coming decades. We need to get ready for what is ahead. This is our duty. For more than you ever want to know, go to, and click on the bright green box in the center of the page for more information. Vote YES for both measures. Vote YES for our schools.

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“I just put on my jersey and cheer ‘em on.” Ryan Cuillier Sammamish

To the editor Senior votes are key to pass school bond, levy As fellow Island seniors, we’re writing to ask for your support of the Mercer Island Schools’ bond and levy renewal ballot measures. In 2012, more than 70 percent of Island seniors, including many of us who have signed this letter, voted against the $200 million school bond. While seniors have a long and proud tradition of supporting our schools, that bond proposal was too large and didn’t reflect our priorities. Our votes were not a rejection of our schools or of the many great people who work tirelessly to educate Islander kids. We knew that our schools were overcrowded and that teaching more than 700 students in 34 portables is not sustainable, especially given the projected enrollment growth. Instead, we wanted our educators to step back and develop a more fiscally prudent plan. That is exactly what they did. The new school bond issue is a common sense proposal that makes targeted and critical improvements to our schools: • Cost reduced in half to less than $100 million • No schools are being torn down. • A new elementary school is being built on property the district already owns. • Islander Middle School will be expanded and will include 14 new classrooms, lab spaces, music rooms and a new cafeteria and gym. • Six classrooms and four science labs are being added to the high school. • Specific plans have already been created for both the new school and these additions.

• No non-academic projects are included in this bond. The ballot you received also includes the usual M&O Levy renewal that we are asked to vote on every four years. As it has in the past, this levy pays over 25 percent of the district’s operating costs including the salaries for more than 100 teachers and staff members. Many of us raised families on Mercer Island because of the quality of our schools; they define our community. Like generations before us, we recognize that quality education is essential for our society. We also know that kids are impacted by substandard facilities. The children on this Island deserve better. Let’s also be honest with ourselves: ensuring that young families continue to move here is essential to maintaining our property values and producing the tax revenue we need to keep city public safety, roads and other services at the levels we now enjoy. The school district did it right this time and, as a result, we all stand to benefit. Please join us in voting “Yes” for this fiscally prudent Proposition #1

school bond measure and also “Yes” for the Prop #2 four-year levy renewal.

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We have addressed Mercer Island’s need for facility expansion in a methodical, transparent and considered manner, with much public input. The plans are extremely well thought out, and delineated in considerable architectural detail. They are available to the public on the MISD website. The current proposal is also cost-effective, as it only adds classrooms, and tears down none. It may come as a surprise to many, but the Mercer Island School District is very efficient in its use of funds. The total cost of educating each student in MI is $12,450. Nearby districts spend from $14,736 to $17,196. (2012 data, latest available, http://www.k12. S e c t i o n 3 _ p d f / 2 0 _ Pe r _ Pupil_All_Exp_Four_Year_ Avg_by_County.pdf). With this bond, we will easily maintain this position. I believe we will be providing the best public education in the state in a very cost-effective manner. I hope you will join me in voting yes on the Bond, and on the Levy as well. Dave Myerson Director, Mercer Island School District

Proud MIHS alums support bond vote and levy We are proud products of the Mercer Island public school system and wish to see MISD remain strong. We are raising our own children in this same district where we grew up, living here by choice because we know how well this community supports our students. We therefore write this letter to urge all voters to join us in voting YES for Proposition #1 fixing overcrowding and voting YES for Proposition #2 for the M&O Levy which provides funds for over 100 teachers and staff. Mercer Island Public Schools have been consis-

tently ranked as one of the best districts in the State of Washington for delivering education. Over the past 50 years, the District and our community have educated over 15,000 MIHS graduates. As residents and graduates of Mercer Island we are direct beneficiaries of our community’s investment in education. With 750 students in portables and an expected net increase of 300 or more students arriving in next few years, it’s time to add capacity to our District by building a new 4th Elementary school and adding on to the Middle and High Schools. Mercer Island has a proud tradition of educational excellence, however, we cannot simply rest on this reputation - we need to continually invest in our schools. Signed, Eighty Mercer Island High School graduates now on living the Island and raising families; Christine Acker Lisa Beebe Debbie Bertlin TJ Burke Monica Burnside Jennie King Cameron Jennifer Carmichael Marilyn Morrison Chorak Becky Dobbyn-Mckanna John Dolence Katelyn Dolence Michelle Swanson Dumler Amie Fahey Jennell Russell Fuchs Andrea Kusakabe Fukano Matt Galvin Charlie Givan Laurie Pettigrew Givan Teresa Goepfert Peter Goodman Dan Gottesman Greg Gottesman Tim Gottesman Jacob Gribble Greg Hart Carin Sulman Jacobson Laura Dunner Jantos Jola Jensen Kim Jewett Ralph Jorgenson Julie Keeler Nicole Kelly Jaso Koehler Amy Clarfeld Lavin

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served the Volvo exit and go northbound on East Mercer Way with another later-model sedan following closely behind. But before they reached the first curve, I was passing on this information to the police dispatcher. Relaying the details may have taken me 7 minutes at most when the dispatcher stated that two Mercer Island police units had stopped both cars and the suspects were in custody. The Volvo was recovered. Shortly thereafter, a Mercer Island Police Officer George Schmalhofer stopped by to take our statements. He was very well spoken. He projected the image that you would expect of a dedicated law enforcement professional. When he left I said to my wife, ‘’now that was one professional police officer’’ to which she responded, “yes and he was in good shape, very fit.’’ I said, “you know, I think you’ve been watching too many episodes of that goofy TV series, “The Bachelor.” She responded, “It’s not even 6:30 yet, Juan Pablo. Lets go back to bed.’’ Jack Cusack

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checks for all gun sales. Currently, would-be buyJanet Kranz ers here must submit to a background check only if they are purchasing from a licensed dealer, such as Cabela’s, Fred Meyer or Big 5. Criminals, domestic I am the member of the abusers and the mentally ill Mercer Island School Board may circumvent this process by purchasing guns online, who opposed the 2012 at gun shows, or from pri- Bond issue. I strongly supvate sellers, no questions port the current 2014 Bond asked. Some 40 percent of issue, and urge every citizen gun transfers take place this of MI to vote yes. The present situation is way. In 2012, that amounted that we have 34 non-permato 6.6 million guns. I-594 nent “portable” classrooms would close this loophole by requiring all buyers to pass housing more than 700 the same background check students, occupying playthat is currently required in ground space and providing no bathroom facilities, stores. Certainly, universal back- among their deficiencies. The student population is ground checks rising each will not stop all year as we gun violence, speak. This but they will is not a Send your letters to: help. Data from sustainable the FBI in 2010 long-term Keep it brief, courteous, showed that proposiand sign your name. in states that tion. require backThe proground checks posed facilities plan will for private handgun sales, 38 percent fewer women address our space needs were shot to death by their efficiently. All the permaintimate partners than in nent classrooms in the disstates that do not require trict will remain in use, only them; 2010 CDC statistics adding to them, and tearshowed 49 percent fewer ing down none. Facilities firearm suicides in back- will be expanded where ground check states than in needed, for example, with a new elementary school, those without. If you believe as I do, that and Middle School modifiwe can make our communi- cations with larger common ties safer by enacting com- areas, including the lunchmon sense, non-partisan room. Classrooms will be solutions to stem the tide added at all levels, including of senseless gun violence, sorely needed high school please support Initiative science labs. The proposed 594. To learn more about configuration is sustainways you can help, you may able indefinitely, but allows visit www.wagunresponsi- flexibility for future school and www.moms- boards responding to future situations.


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Between 8:30 p.m., Jan. 20 and 9 a.m. the next morning, an Islander in the 9700 block SE of 41st St. suffered $300 in damages to his passenger side mirror. Theft: A Sammamish resident reported his gym bag stolen around 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20. It included miscellaneous clothing and a hearing aid. Editors Note: Each week, The Mercer Island Reporter publishes all of the police reports that are made available online from the Mercer Island Police Department.

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ing up to the big day, it feels almost like a holiday— and that is how State Troopers will be treating it come Super Bowl Sunday. Make a plan now for how you're going to get to and from festivities safely. Here are some tips for enjoying the game responsibly: Have a designated driver lined up ahead of time. If you’re going to someone’s house to watch the game, plan on staying overnight. Have your cab fare set aside and ready to use. Help your family and friends make the right choice before they drive away. Don’t trust your deci-

sion making after you have been drinking; your decision to drive after the fact will be impaired. Troopers will be out in force in Snohomish, Skagit, Island and Whatcom counties looking to remove impaired drivers from the roadways. Don’t ruin the thrill of the Hawks run at a championship by getting arrested for a DUI. Much worse, don’t ruin your life, or someone else’s, by causing a collision due to impairment. This is an exciting time in our community. Let’s plan ahead and arrive safe on Super Bowl Sunday, and on every day. Go Hawks!

constituents in January 2011, and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, were to take part in the 1:30 p.m. hearing of the House Judiciary Committee. The couple will explain their support for Initiative 594 which would require b a c k g r o u n d Gabby checks on most Giffords private gun sales. The House committee also will be conduct-

ing a public hearing on Initiative 591 dubbed the Protect Our Gun Rights act. It would prevent the state from adopting a background check law that is more restrictive than federal law and would ban confiscating of guns without due process. Hearings on the competing initiatives also are planned at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Senate Law and Justice Committee.


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State Attorney General warns about new scam Consumers, keep an eye out for post-holiday email scams carrying malicious malware disguised as a link to a helpful “change of address” form. Malware is software used to disrupt computer operation and gather sensitive information. Washington consumers have reported receiving emails containing names and logos of legitimate companies such as Costco and Walmart, notifying the recipient that their “order has been cancelled.” Scams that employ the names and logos of trusted businesses are a favorite of con artists. The emails imply the retailer was unable to deliver an order due to an incorrect shipping address. The message attempts to entice recipients into clicking on a link in order to correct the shipping address. Clicking on the link in the email prompts the recipient to download a change of address form. However, instead of downloading a form, consumers download malware that infects their computer. While security threats come in many different forms, the defense is always the same: Delete these emails and do not click on any links in them or open any attachments. According to the Attorney General’s consumer experts, variations of these messages have been around for a while and resemble common phishing scams — emails that look like they originate from a legitimate company but are actually scams designed to obtain personal information. The cancelled order scams are common during and after the holidays as con

artists try to hook online shoppers. Visit the company’s website directly to track your orders. The Attorney General’s website also offers additional internet safety tips and advice.

Flu hits peak in Washington state State health officers reported last week that the flu has reached its peak. Yet 19 lab-confirmed flu deaths have been reported across the state since December. Only lab-confirmed flu deaths are reportable in the state, and many cases aren’t lab tested, so the actual toll of flu is likely higher. “The flu can be a serious disease,” said Dr. Kathy Lofy, interim state health officer. “People of all ages can get very sick. Getting vaccinated is the best protection and can help people avoid severe illness, hospitalization, and even death.” The virus is widespread in Washington. Most confirmed flu cases across the nation and in our state have been the 2009 H1N1 strain, which is covered by this season’s flu vaccine. A flu vaccination is recommended for everyone six months and older. It’s especially important for people at high risk for complications from flu, including young children, pregnant women, people 65 and older, and people with certain medical conditions — such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and neurologic conditions. Nationally, estimates from November showed that less than 40 percent of the population had been vaccinated against flu, leaving a lot of people unprotected. To best protect people and communities from flu, 80 percent or more must be vaccinated.

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Council | FROM 1 letter, signed by Deputy Mayor Dan Grausz on behalf of council, reads: “The number of people raising issues, the long history these individuals have with both the library and civic matters on Mercer Island and elsewhere, and the manner in which the renovation project has evolved all lead us to the conclusion that more public input is required.” The letter goes on to express council concern that the interim space, Trinity Lutheran Church, isn’t adequate for the many dependent on the library. Council promises to work with KCLS to find more local sites, suggesting for some services the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. Council also raises eyebrows at the evolving budget of the project. When voters first approved the 2004 bond, the library was to receive $730,000. At a meeting last June, that number had increased to $1.6 million and then again to $3.4 million in January. “We truly appreciate the additional resources being allocated to our library,” reads the statement from council. “What these numbers tell us, however, is that we are all looking at a significantly different project than was contemplated in 2004 and even as recently as seven months ago.”

Mercer Island Center for the Arts “This could create a cultural soul for [the Island],” said John Gordon Hill, Chair of the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) speaking to plans for a more permanent Island venue. MICA, as the project is being pitched wouldn’t only be home to Youth Theater Northwest (YTN), which will lose its presently leased space to the school district, but would host plays, dances, concerts, lectures and films. Last year the city explored six alternative sites for YTN, including a plot of land near Mercerdale and Bicentennial Park, where the recycling center used to be located. The city reserved the land to further study its options but several councilmembers and residents expressed their concerns about gifting the property, parking at the site and its long-term upkeep. “This is the hole, the missing puzzle piece in our community,” said Hill. MICA is now applying for nonprofit status. That hasn’t stopped it from securing $105,000 in seed money. Hill told Saturday’s crowd that conversations with regional arts organizations, like ACT Theatre, the Seattle Shakespeare Company and even Teatro ZinZanni had expressed interest in using a future facility for productions. Though much of the project is still in the broad strokes

visionary stage, Hill said he expected the price tag to come to about $10 million, with ground breaking two years out and a possible opening date three years from now. “Obviously there are many hurdles between now and then, but we don’t think it’s a bad thing to be ambitious,” he told Saturday’s audience. The city is still discussing how it would partner with the venue. Proponents of the site say it could bring life to Mercerdale Park and the north-end of the Island after hours. They see MICA as an extension of the Island’s downtown initiatives, “mitigation between Town Center and our backyards,” said Hill. They also point out the synergy between the proposal and existing hubs of activity on the Island, like the farmer’s market and the city’s Music in the Park series. A café, restrooms and storage space to be used by the market, could also be worked into plans. But Mayor Bruce Bassett asked the question on everyone’s mind—where would people park? Hill said it wasn’t cost effective to build a parking lot exclusively for the new venue. MICA leadership have talked to neighbors Farmers Insurance, Wells Fargo and Evergreen Covenant Church, among others, about using their parking lots. Because most performances would be after business hours, there would be no competition for parking, said Hill. He added that another possibility was to run a shuttle between the venue and the North Park-and-Ride. Grausz said that the city would work with MICA to move the process forward. Even if it doesn’t contribute, it is city land and decisions will have to be made about how it interfaces with the future venue. Grausz said for a successful fundraising campaign, MICA would need to present a drawing or plan that brings the project to life for Islanders. Others agreed. “As one of the most vocal opponents originally,” said Councilmember Jane Brahm, “I think we’re getting there.”

The Town Center Revitalizing Town Center has been a long but still undefined goal of city staff and council. Council spent about an hour on Saturday trying to articulate how the conversation should progress in 2014. Mayor Bassett pointed out that for those fresh off the campaign trail, Town Center was high on the minds of the public. What exactly

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residents wanted to see though, was still unclear. “[There’s an] understanding of a need for orchestration,” said Councilmember Benson Wong, insight gleaned while doorbelling last fall. “Nobody can articulate it well because it’s somewhat subjective. But the thinking is that something is lacking.” Council also noted that light rail’s eventual presence would greatly increase the foot traffic into its downtown core. Many ideas have been tossed around, from updates to Mercer Island zoning to a more central, open space. Grausz cautioned that any proposal be well-defined and shared with the public, so as not to “scare people.” In the interim, Senn suggested a booster committee to address smaller changes, while the city also adopted longrange goals. That booster committee could be responsible for everything from backing a “shop local” movement, to connecting in person with businesses, and drafting letters to welcome new residents to the Island. Council also expressed interest in better incorporating Town Center’s new apartment units into the community. “We’ve never thought about them as part of Mercer Island,” said Senn.

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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING Current* and Former School Board Members Janet Frohnmayer* Brian Emanuels* Adair Dingle* Dave Myerson* Pat Braman* Boyd Vander Houwen Brenda Paull Carrie George Susan Kaplan Dirk van der Burch El Jahnke Fred Jarrett John DeVleming John Fry Ken Glass Leslie Ferrell Lisa Strauch Eggers Laurie Koehler Rand Ginn Susan Blake Terry Pottmeyer Current* and Former Mayors Bruce Bassett* Bryan Cairns Jim Pearman Alan Merkle Judy Clibborn Elliot Newman Fred Jarrett City Council Members Bruce Bassett Debbie Bertlin Jane Brahm Mike Cero Dan Grausz Tana Senn Benson Wong Organizations Mercer Island High School PTA Islander Middle School PTA Island Park Elementary School PTA Lakeridge Elementary School PTA West Mercer Elementary School PTA Mercer Island Preschool Association Mercer Island Education Association Mercer Island Schools Foundation Mercer Island Fire Fighters Association

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Is it pizza or wings? Comparisons hard to By Joseph Livarchik

As football fans gear up for a Seahawks Super Bowl, local food establish prepare to deliver food to the hungry masses. The National Restaurant Association reports 48 million Americans expect to order delivery on game day and says the Super Bowl is the busiest day of the year for pizza restaurants, with an expected 4 million pizzas to be sold. While not the busiest day for his pizza business, it’s still a strong day for Mercer Island resident and Pagliacci co-owner Matt Galvin. “With the Seahawks, we’ll probably have a bump of 30 percent.” Galvin said Pagliacci is preparing for the Super Bowl by opening early and of course continuing to promote one of their signature pies, the 12th Man Primo. Pagliacci crew members will be decked in special #12 Seahawkthemed shirts during game, while Galvin’s wife will provide Mardi Grasstyle beads in Seahawks colors for all the stores. And they’re hoping to give

a special nod to a certain Seahawks running back. “We’re trying to find every fun pack of Skittles and attach it to every pizza we deliver on Sunday,” Galvin said. Yet despite the massive number of pizza orders, pizza ranks second as Amercia’s delivery food of choice. In a 2012 survey, the National Restaurant Association reported of the 48 million Americans expected to order delivery on game day, 63 percent expected to order chicken wings and 61 percent to order pizza. Kyrie Pogrebniak, a lead manager at Mo’s Pizza, echoes those findings. “Wings are a huge thing for the Super Bowl. We double or triple our order for wings. We probably sold between 300-500 wings last year.” Pogrebniak said Mo’s plans on having extra staff on hand to send out food orders. “The Super Bowl hits hard all delivery and takeout orders, and we’re extra staffed for heavy delivery, though we’ll have one table the whole day,” he said.

resist to ‘05 team By John Boyle

Everett Herald Writer / Special to the Reporter

Seeing as this is just the second Seahawks team to reach the Super Bowl, the comparisons are inevitable. Throw in the fact that both this year’s squad and the 2005 team finished with 13-3 regular-season records and were the NFC’s No. 1 seeds, and it’s all but impossible to avoid the question. Which team is better? Of course, if the current team wins Super Bowl XLVIII, the debate is over. Become the first team in franchise history to win a title and you are indisputably the best. But until the final whistle blows Sunday, we’re left to speculate about which team is better, and just for fun, how the 2005 and 2013 teams would match up. Unfortunately, the man perhaps best qualified to settle the debate has little interest in doing so. Former Mercer Island resident, Mike Holmgren was the coach of the 2005 team, and has seen plenty of this season’s team serving as an analyst for Sports Radio 950 KJR. He even occa-

sionally attends practice and chats with coach Pete Carroll. So if anyone knows which team is better, it’s Holmgren, right? “I don’t like to make that comparison, honestly,” he said. “I’m emotionally attached to those guys and I love those players and I love those coaches and I think they accomplished a great deal that year.” Even if he won’t pick a side, Holmgren concedes it’s a fun debate, particularly when it comes to wondering how his offense would match up with this team’s defense. “That’s a good bar discussion isn’t it, over a couple of beers?” he said. “I always thought we could compete against anybody. We had a good line, we had a good runner, we had a good quarterback, but this defense presents challenges really for any team.” Indeed a fictitious ’05 vs. ’13 matchup seemingly would have a lot in common with this year’s Super Bowl. While Holmgren’s team didn’t put up crazy passing numbers like this year’s Denver Broncos, those Seahawks did lead

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Former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren was an Island resident when the team went to the Super Bowl in 2006. the NFL in scoring at 28.2 points per game, and had an incredibly efficient, balanced offense that featured a Pro Bowl quarterback in Matt Hasselbeck, an MVP running back in Shaun Alexander, and the best offensive line in franchise history. By comparison, this year’s Seahawks led the NFL in fewest yards and fewest points allowed, as well as takeaways. “I would hope we could function offensively against this defense, but I’m sure the defense on this team would say, ‘No way,’” Holmgren said.

Obviously we’ll never know how a game between these teams would play out — but on paper it seems like the differences between the two defenses, as well as the 2013 team’s edge on special teams, outweigh the close-calls on offense. That being said, the value of a great O-line is hard to overstate, so that could be enough to push the ’05 Hawks to victory. The one thing we know for sure is that it would be fun to see an offensive guru like Mike Holmgren match wits with a defensive mastermind like Pete Carroll.

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Mercer Island girls take the mat against both boys and girls

Boys swim celebrate Senior Night with win

By Joseph Livarchik

For Mercer Island sophomore Jenny Chen, it was about proving doubters wrong from the beginning. “I was going to start [wrestling] in middle school, but my dad forbid me,” said Chen. “He was like ‘No! Asian girls aren’t as strong as guys.’ And I flipped out. I was like, ‘you are going to watch me, you are going to watch me.’” Chen is in her second year of wrestling and is one of two girls wrestling for Mercer Island’s wrestling team. Junior Ailin Fu is also in her second year on the wrestling team. Fu said she got into wrestling because she wanted to try something different, while Chen, who says she’s always been a tomboy and always hung out with the guys, got into wrestling through her friends who were doing it. Wrestling coach Creighton Laughary said there is a high school girls division as well as opportunities for girls wrestling beyond high school. Laughary said while it can be a little different, both girls are doing great. Laughary may empahsize different wrestling techniques for the girls to get pins, but he treats his wrestlers all the same. “They

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Mercer Island’s David Conger checks his time after winning the 500 freestyle Tuesday, Jan. 21 against Bellevue. By Joseph Livarchik

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Mercer Island junior Ailin Fu wrestles Liberty’s Dillon Ching Jan. 16 at Mercer Island High School. get the same advice that any new wrestler gets about wrestling: wrestling is an investment. Put in a little time, a lot of work, and in time it will pay off,” said Laughary. While Chen and Fu are not the first girls to wrestle at Mercer Island (2005 MIHS grad Jean Laschever, a four-year Mercer Island varsity wrestler, went on to wrestle at Pacific University), both girls admitted that the experience was difficult when they first started.

“As girls, we know we’re the minority on the team. But we still have our own support system. We’re each others’ support system,” said Chen. “A lot of times, we’ll get up off the mat and we’re like ‘I just got pinned by another guy, I don’t know if I can go through another match like this.’ And then you’ll see the other girl and we’ll look at each other and it’ll just be like, ‘you can do this, we can do this, let’s keep doing it.’” “Once you’re on the mat,

you’re a wrestler. It doesn’t matter if you’re a boy or a girl, you’re gonna fight. And if you dont have pride in who you are and where you come from and what you’ve done to get on that mat, you’re gonna lose.” “I’ve gotten a lot of other coaches that have said ‘wow, that’s a great way to fight.’” said Chen. “There have been a couple of guys who’ve looked at me and they’re like, ‘oh, it’ll be an easy win.’ But once I get


The Mercer Island boys swim and dive team celebrated Senior Night with a win over Kentridge 105.580.5 Thursday, Jan. 23 at Mary Wayte Pool. Kentridge won the 200 medley relay with Dillon DePriest, Chase Bublitz, Tristan Rosellini and Dennis Liu finishing at 1:41.81. Mercer Island’s team of seniors Austin Ralph, Duncan Koontz, Noah Deiparine and Andrew Weiss finished second at 1:43.35. Xander Lacrampe, Ian Caldwell, David Conger and Brandt Waesche were third at 1:46.38. Kentridge’s Bublitz won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:48.38. Andrew Fukuda was second at 1:51.91, Jack Larkin was third at 2:02.24 and senior Brandt Waesche was fourth at 2:02.87. In the 200 individual medley,

Kentridge’s Liu won with a time of 2:02.98. Ian Caldwell was third at 2:10.78, Daryl Kwan was fourth at 2:18.39 and senior Keoni Ogawa was fifth at 2:30.26. Weiss won the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.52, with Deiparine finishing second at 22.57 and senior Karl MacLane tying for third with Kentridge’s DePriest at 23.02. In the diving event, Benjamin Dixon finished third with a score of 168.95 and Waesche was fourth with a score of 132.55. Kentridge’s Brady Shutt won with a score of 214.1. In the 100 butterfly, Weiss was second with a time of 57.13, senior Peter Litzow was third at 59.89 and Topher Lacrampe was sixth at 1:10. Kentridge’s Bublitz won with a time of 52.87. Deiparine won the 100 free-


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swim | FROM 13 style at 48.96. Fukuda was third at 51.73 and David Conger was fourth at 53.61. Senior Duncan Koontz won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:07.36. Caldwell was second at 5:23.43 and Kwan was third at 5:31.35. In the 200 freestyle relay, Mercer Island’s team of Deiparine, MacLane, Weiss and senior Matthew Hanson won with a time of 1:30.49. The team of Fukuda, Kwan, James Markwith and Joseph Li was second at 1:36.99. Nic Lacrampe, Topher Lacrampe, Jack Larkin and Tanner Martinez were third at 1:41.72. Ben Gore won the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.65. Litzow was second at 1:03.59 and Jack Larkin was third at 1:04.34. In the 100 breaststroke, Teddy Larkin was third at 1:08.34, Ford Witman was fourth at 1:11.18 and senior Tom Rall was sixth at 1:16.18. Kentridge’s Rosellini won at 1:04.78. And in the 400 freestyle relay, Mercer Island’s team


of seniors Chris Apodaca, Matthew Hanson, Karl MacLane and Duncan Koontz finished second with a time of 3:32.66. Seniors Peter Litzow, Austin Ralph, Keoni Ogawa and Nick Swaya were third at 3:47.71. Kentridge won with a time of 3:21.59. Earlier in the week against conference rivals Bellevue, the Mercer Island eked out 93-92 win over the Wolverines Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Mary Wayte Pool. The Islanders managed to win despite Bellevue swimmers taking first in eight of the meet’s twelve events. Mercer Island’s Andrew Weiss won the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.18 and also won the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.07. Benjamin Dixon won the diving event with a score of 179.6, and David Conger won the 500 freestyle for Mercer Island with a time of 4:56.96. Next up for Mercer Island will be the KingCo Swimming Invitational Friday, Jan. 31 at the University of Washington swimming pool.

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wrestle | FROM 13 on the mat, I last two minutes, four minutes against them. I’m not easy to pin because I’m extremely flexible, and they’ll be sitting there like ‘why can’t I pin you?’ And I’ll just be like ‘excuse me, I am amazing. I am a lot more amazing than you thought I was.’” Both Chen and Fu said the other guys have been accepting, and Chen said she’s found support from her guy teammates. “The freshman guys are pretty great. And the older guys are like big brothers that completely and totally ignore you until that one moment when they just need to express something. That one yell of support from the older guys, it keeps you going for a long time,” said Chen. “I know Ailin and I don’t get it very much from the older guys, but when we do, it’s like angels singing and we’ve gone to heaven.” Chen said while she tries to recruit other girls,

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they’re usually not exactly interested. But they like the idea of what her and Fu are doing, the idea of breaking barriers. Fu said she’d like to stick with wrestling after high school, find a college where it’s a club sport and continue wrestling in college, and Chen echoed the sentiment. “I want to stay connected to wrestling for all my life if possible, because its such a great sport,” said Chen. “It’s not just the sport that’s great, it’s the team and the atmosphere of the room. You get to meet new people and bond with new people.” And Chen has advice for those wanting to try something new. “Be persistent and always be proud of who you are. No matter what other people are going to say about you, no matter how terrible you are, you’re always going to get better. And even if you don’t get better, you’ll always know that you tried and you gave your all.”

Sports briefs Mercer Island ETL, Cascade teams win MLK tournaments A couple Mercer Island eighth-grade basketball teams had strong showings last week during the annual Martin Luther King holiday tournament competition. Me r c e r Is l a n d’s e i g ht h - g r a d e ETL (Eastside Travel League) basketball team posted a perfect 4-0 record to take the top spot in the Martin Luther King Youth Holiday Hoopfest, hosted by Friends of Hoops Seattle. The Islanders defeated teams from Lake Wa s h i n g t o n and Shorecrest to face a tough Meadowdale team in the Gold Division pool play finals on Monday, Jan. 20. After trailing for much of the game, Mercer Island rallied to a 4-point lead and held on for a 42-38 victory. The team consists of Greg Fuchs, Ethan Eason, Alex Platou, Matthew B o i s s o n e au l t , Ia n Renkes, Reid Martinez, Clayton Elwell, Robert Weaver, Giovanni Rocha, Matthew Hershkowitz,

Griffin Emanuels and Parker Simpson. The team is coached by Brock Maybee and assistant coach Patrick Dunlop. Mercer Island’s eighthgrade boys Cascade basketball team won the Mount Si Martin Luther King Wildcat Classic Tournament on Jan. 20, which qualifies them to compete in the Washington Middle School Basketball Championship in Spokane March 15-16. The boys eighth-grade Cascade team also beat four teams to win the tournament, including wins against Issaquah in triple overtime, Mount Si and Kirkland’s Eastside Basketball Club. In the final game against Sammamish, Mercer Island won 31-30. Coached by John Shaddle and Charlie Padgett, players include Z a ch E l- Ghaz zaw y, Nathan Hillard, Hunter Bauman, Sam Bailey, Nikhil Nayar, Cameron Warnick, Emil Talerman, Sam Peckham, Will Hamilton, Ben Hauge, Alex Shanks and Aaron Tomaselli.


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wednesday | 29 planning commission public hearing on coval property:

7 p.m., City Hall - Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th St. A second public hearing with the city’s Planning Commission will allow for further comments on the 18 houses planned for the Coval property. KCLS Board meeting: 5 p.m., Jan. 29. Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue. KCLS Board of Trustees will host a meeting to include a Mercer Island Library design update. Library users concerned about the scope and character of the remodel have promised to make an appearance. Councilmembers and city staff also plan to be in attendance. The meeting will open with a public comment period.

thursday | 30 island book club: 7 p.m.,

Island Books, 3014 78th Ave SE. Island Book’s open book club meets the last Thursday of every month. This month’s selection is ‘The Black Count’ by Tom Reiss.

Friday | 31 ‘Purple out’ game MIHS Boys basketball: 8 p.m., Jan. 31.

saturday | 1 pj storytime with judy bordeaux: 6:30 p.m., Island Books,

3014 78th Ave SE. Join for Judy Bordeaux’s special brand of tale-spinning. Geared especially toward children over three; refreshments will be served. And don’t miss special guest opener, musician and singer Nancy Stewart.

Events | Ongoing through Jan. 30, 2885 78th Ave SE, Suite 9. Featuring Mercer Island artist Theresa Goesling, Cindy Briggs and other Seattle area artists. Classes also offered at studio. Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid, Jr.’:

ongoing Jan 17 through Feb. 9, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 SE 40th St. Cost: $13-17. Tickets available at MIHS drama department presents ‘The Laramie Project’:

7 p.m., Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1, 6,

through Mar. 20. Mercer Island Visual Arts League presents ‘Treasures in Miniature’ a small format art show. Cash awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. There is an entry fee of $25. Find more at www. parks and recreation volunteer senior golf driver: Parks

and Recreation is begining to recruit volunteers for its April through October Volunteer Senior Golf Drive. Volunteer bus drivers are needed to drive senior age golf players in vans to local golf courses, Mondays, April – October. Volunteers must pass a driver’s test in a 14-passenger bus and attend a driver’s meeting. You can golf with the group and/or have lunch afterward. For more information call Katie Herzog at 206.275.7862. Library 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206) 236-3537


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MIHS - Main Gym, 9100 SE 42nd St. Support the MIHS boys varsity basketball team as they take on the Lake Washington Kangaroos.Come decked out in purple to help support Schools Against Cancer Club in their attempt to raise cancer awareness in our community.

7 and 8. MIHS Performing Arts Center, 9100 SE 42nd St. In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. “The Laramie Project” is a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. Cost: $10 in advance / $15 at the door. May not be suitable for all audiences.

opera preview - The consul by gian carlo menotti: 7-8 p.m.,

Feb. 12. Italian-American Gian Carlo Menotti was one of the most prolific (and popular) opera composers of the last half of the 20th century. The Consul is set in an unnamed totalitarian country in the mid20th century. It is a grim story of Cold War politics, in which Magda Sorel, the embattled wife of a political fugitive, tries to keep herself, her infant child, and her aged motherin law alive as her husband evades the secret police. Teens Teen Zone: Study, Games and Group Work: MondaysFridays, after school. Hang out, do homework, read or play board games. meet Washington state’s poet laureate and Mercer Island’s national student poet: 2-4

p.m., Feb. 8. What is it like to be a National Student Poet? How can young writers connect with a larger community and achieve recognition? Come at 2 p.m. for a poetry workshop taught by Mercer Island’s own National Student Poet, Nathan Cummings. Nathan will encourage your inner poet and offer poetry writing tips through fun exercises and prompts. At 3 p.m., Nathan and 20122014 Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken will each read from their work. Teen advisory board: 7-8 p.m., Feb. 11. Voice your opinions on the programs and services the library offers you. Come

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will be in French with English subtitles and is free to the public. For questions call Carla Peterson, 232-5354.

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6:30 p.m., Feb. 7, Aljoya, 2430 76th Avenue SE. The Mercer Island Sister City Association, the Mercer Island Arts Council and Aljoya will co-host the French comedy, “The Tall Blonde Man with One Black Shoe: Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire,” in which a power struggle within the ranks of French Intelligence leads an official to attempt to derail his rival. Lance Rhodes, a featured scholar in the Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau, will provide introduction and post commentary for the film. Wine and cheese will be hosted by Aljoya in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. prior to the 7:30 p.m. film. The film with feedback and bring your ideas to discuss. We are planning some events during the library closure this year. Munch pizza, too. mid-winter break movie time for kids: 1-3 p.m., Feb. 19.

On break from school? Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan were just two promising young Scare students themselves. This is a free, full-length screening of the film. Bring your own treats to enjoy.

ongoing Feb. 1 through May 30. Get a jump on Summer Day Camp registration! Register for Mini Mercers, Mercer Day Camp, or Mini Mercer Sports between Feb. 1 and 14 and receive $20 off your first camp, and entry into a drawing to receive half off your second camp. View summer camps at playonmercer. com on Jan. 30, and register at or call/visit the Mercer Island Community & Event Center; 206.275.7861. sjcc ‘A Stage is born’ auditorium grand opening: 8 p.m.

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Mercer Island High School’s DECA program announced that 38 students have qualified for the DECA state competition from March 6-8 in Bellevue. More students are still under consideration. In Bellevue, students will vie for the opportunity to attend the DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta in May. “I am so proud of our DECA students. They showed up at this pressure-cooker competition where they were asked to think on their feet and present their business solutions to a panel of business professionals,” said teacher Jen McClellan.“They were insightful, knowledgeable, creative and smart.” DECA is an international association of high school and college students and teachers that prepares emerging lead-


ers and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, Washington state has one of the largest DECA programs in the world. For a complete list of the DECA students who will compete at the event in Bellevue, go to www.

OSPI data on preschoolers learning, skills is ready Data from the “wholechild” assessment portion of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills is now available to help kindergarten teachers tailor instruction to the needs of individual students. The data, which cover six areas of development and learning (social emotional, physical, language and cognitive development; literacy and math) were obtained For information, go to http://www.k12. PressReleases2014/ KindergartenAssessment. aspx

On College: What to do if you are are deferred from school of choice Question: I was deferred from my early decision school. Is there anything I can do at this point?

selves if they still believe that this school remains their top choice. . I would consider sending a letter in late January Answer: Many schools or early February, once indicated that they had your first semester grades received a record number are completed, so that they of applications this year. have the benefit of this This might new informaexplain why tion. I would On college I am seeing send this more students letter, or an this year being email to the deferred at admissions schools that officer at the previously might school where have accepted you were them. I know deferred and that is a very reiterate that Joan Franklin difficult position this school and I am sorry remains your for your pretop choice. dicament. If you can get the name of Knowing that the chance the regional representative for admission in the spring who reads your applicais fairly small, I generally tion, this would be prefertell students that they canable. not count on being admitIn this correspondence ted. For many students, you want to be very spethe likelihood of now being cific as to why you have admitted from the regular chosen this school as your pool is in the single digits. number one and what sets On the other hand, I do it apart from other schools however encourage stuon your list. Ideally, you dents to advocate for them- can explain about a cer-

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REPORTER T h e C ov i n g t o n / M a p l e Valley Reporter, a division of Sound Publishing Inc. is seeking a seasoned general assignment reporter with writing exper ience and photography skills. This is a senior position and is based out of the Covington office. The primary coverage will be city government, business, sports, general assignment stor ies; and may include arts coverage. Schedule includes evening and/or weekend work. As a Reporter for Sound Publishing, you will be expected to: generate 8-10 by-line stories per week; use a digital camera to take photographs of the stories you cover ; post on the publication’s web site; blog and use Twitter on the web; layout pages, using InDesign; shoot and edit videos for the web. The most highly valued traits are: commitment to community jour nalism and ever ything from short, brieftype stories about people and events to examining issues facing the community; to be inquisitive and resourceful in the coverage of assigned beats; to be comfor table producing five bylined stories a week; the ability to write stories that are tight and to the point; to be a motivated self-starter; to be able to establish a rapport with the community. Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be able to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment. Minimu m o f t wo ye a r s o f previous newspaper experience is required. Position also requires use of personal vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of active vehicle insurance. We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.) Email us your cover letter, resume, and include five examples of your best work showcasing your reporting skills and writing chops to:


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1990 BLACK FORD F150 XL pickup truck for sale. 2 wheel drive, Tires are 31x10.50’s on Ultra wheels (need cleaning), tires in excellent cond. Repainted 5 years ago & engine replaced (July ‘03) at 71,186 miles by Whidbey Island Ford. Stock 302, V8 fuel injected! Twin gas tanks and cruise control. Canopy is 4 years old w/ bed liner. Runs Great! Ver y dependable. 29,619 miles the Service Directory. on new engine. Have all Call 800-388-2527 or go receipts since I bought in 2001. Odometer reads online to 00805. $3,500 Firm. Call or text 360-320-8390. Pickup Trucks Chevrolet

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2007 37’ 340 SEARAY Sundancer Boat! Fully L o a d e d i n n ew c o n d . Sea Ray’s Flagship for their Cruiser Line-Up. You’re not going to find anything else in this size range that provides the comfort & spaciousness. $139,000. 425-623-5203

2 0 0 4 S i l ve ra d o, H D 2500, Duramax deisel, 6.6L turbo charge, W/Alison trans, 4 x 4, 133,000 m i l e s . $ 1 6 , 2 0 0 / O B O. Mark 206.650.1050 1999 FORD F250 Super Duty, Super Cab, Long Box $9,000 obo. V8, 7.3 L i t e r Tu r b o D i e s e a l . 120,000 miles. Almost every option on it, that Ford put out. Bells & w h i s t l e s g a l o r e. N i c e clean rig, 5th wheel ready too. Granite Falls. C a l l Tr a v i s 4 2 5 - 3 1 5 2 0 0 1 D O D G E 1 TO N 6817 or 360-691-6105. Dually. 5.9 Turbo Diesel 1.25 million readers 3500, crew cab. Upgrad- make us a member of ed Laramie pkg. Many after market items & only the largest suburban 134,000 miles. Extreme- newspapers in Western ly nice cond! $15,500. Washington. Call us Snohomish. For sale by today to advertise. owner, call Max 206800-388-2527 660-8034. Pickup Trucks Dodge

1999 JEEP WRANGLER Sport $5,000 obo. Tow behind ready AT, 4WD & 1 7 0 , 0 0 0 m i l e s. G o o d running gear. Nice driving rig, great shape. All s t o c k w i t h h a r d t o p. Granite Falls. Call Travis 425-315-6817 or 360691-6105. Vehicles Wanted

CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Makes!. Free Towing! We’re Local! 7 Days/Week. Call 1-800959-8518 CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Tr u c k T O D AY. F r e e Towing! Instant Offer: 1-888-545-8647

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***AKC WESTIE PUPS* We s t H i g h l a n d W h i t e Te r r i e r s. M a l e s & fe males, $1,000. Will take deposits. Call with any questions. You can’t go w r o n g w i t h a We s t i e 360-402-6261 A K I TA P U R E B R E D Puppies. Champion bloodlines. Parents on site. 7 weeks old. Will have first shots and puppy packet. 4 Females, 3 Males. Black & White; Black, Brindle & White and Brindle. $850 obo. Call Tony, 505-507-5581 or email: DACHSHUND PUPPIES. Mini. Black and Ta n , D a p p l e . Fa m i l y Raised, First Shots, Vet Checked and Wormed. Parents on site. $300 to $400. 253-653-8346

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Unique mansion on 8 acres with 500ft of prime waterfront. Old world charm, dramatic views. One of a kind opportunity! #525084 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

Sweet View Home $1,100,000

Western views & 1930’s charm on lovely, wide 12,000+SF lot. City/Lake/Mtn View & Great sunsets. Fantastic First Hill. North End Easy I-90 access. #569036 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113 Sarah Ford 206-854-7702

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HUGE duplex w/Lake views, use 75% of rental unit to qualify for your loan! Spacious 3br/3ba unit plus a 4BR/2.5BA 2nd unit. #513129 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093 Keith McKinney 425-221-8557

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Exceptional location w/90 taxable feet of wft + additional footage as property meanders around the point. 4BR/2.25BA ,chefs kit, separate apt & sandy beach. #552862 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722



World class spectacular views sweep along the coastline. Luxurious gated retreat. Finest amenities. Panoramic views of the Ocean, Olympics, Long Beach Peninsula. #488288 Cathy Humphries 206-300-6142



Beautiful 4BR hm in “Vercello”. Brazilian cherry hdwds, natural cherry cabinetry in kitchen, granite tile counters, gas cooktop. Vaulted master w/fplc, 5 piece bath #544471 Eric Huang 425-922-4368

Whidbey Island $2,450,000

Sunlight reflects off of the waters that front this special island home. Rare 210ft steel dock for your boat and pier fishing which is shared by only one neighbor #455424 Doug Shih 206-230-5364

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Enjoy the beauty of the Pacific NW with views of treetops, mountains & Lake WA from this special home. Pvt master ste, granite & stainless in kitchen. 4BR/2.5BA. Sarah Ford 206-230-5354

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If Time is important to you than you want to LIVE HERE…Close to 405 Exchange this Lovely Craftsman, located in a Pristine Gated Community can be yours! #540133 Barbara Bro 206-232-4600



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Custom View Home. Interior Brazilian cherry hdwd, granite, travertine, slate, Italian tile, limestone, dual A/C, wrought iron railing & custom millwork throughout. #540309 Doug Shih 206-230-5364

Investor Opportunity. 5 year tenant in place. Includes one parking space & one rented space. Custom built-in closets, walls of windows. Concierge. Downtown Bellevue! #510628 Hedy Joyce 206-406-7275

Charming Lake Union Floating Home on the desirable log foundation co-op dock. Nice position on the dock of the most adorable community on Lake Union. 1BR/1BA #478218 Doug Shih 206-230-5364

New Northend 3815sf 5BR/4BA. Formal dining Office+large bonus room High end chefs kitchen w/Granite Gorgeous mill work. Attention to detail throughout. #551915 Don Samuelson 206-230-5435

Solid 3BR/2BA w/lovely gardens & partial city, lake & mtn view. Flat grassy yard. Western exposure. North End & Less than 10 minutes to Seattle. #524014 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113 Sarah Ford 206-854-7702

This TIMBARK SPRINGS home is like new, barely used! Bright 4 Bedrooms + Office, this exceptional spacious home backs to wildlife protection area & a peaceful pond. #573535 Shelly Zhou 425-221-8557

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3BR/2BA home. Master on main, hardwood floors, barrelled ceilings, fireplace, crown molding and arched doorways. Fully fenced backyard with patio & fire pit #492137 James R. Shute 206-230-5421



Soothe your soul in the shelter of the Olympic nat’l forest. Perfect for downsizing or vacay! This 1 level (+loft) 3br/2Ba hm boasts 5 acres of serene wildlife. #565037 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093



Small cabin w/ views of Lake Joy & mountains. 2 BR/1BA, kitchen, bonus room, living room back yard slopes to lake & dock. #401239 Keith McKinney 425-221-8557 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

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4BR home in the West Hills, close to military bases and Hwy 16. Crown molding, tile backsplash in kitchen. Cute patio area, fenced bkyd w/an amazing playset. #575492 James R. Shute 206-230-5421



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With a combined 38 years in real estate, over two continents the U.S. & Australia; Eric, Vicki and Daniella have been busy keeping their clients happy, building trust and delivering great results!

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This past year has been all about reconnecting with their MI roots. Vicki enjoyed the waterfront life style growing up on the island and Eric made his mark opening Caffé Italia. Their daughter Daniella (England) attended West Mercer Elementary and remains close with friends from those early days. Reconnect with them on their website: w w w . n a p o l e o n e g r o u p . c o m


Harbour Pt. Investor alert! Great 1bd/1ba unit with no rental restrictions. Stainless appliances, W/D. Top floor end unit with vaulted ceilings, deck. Great buy! #576402 James R.Shute 206-230-5421

Stop by our COLDWELL BANKER BAIN Mercer Island office for a Hot Sheet of New Listings, Sunday Open Houses or Sold Properties in your neighborhood!

Mercer Island Reporter, January 29, 2014  

January 29, 2014 edition of the Mercer Island Reporter

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