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Noted educator Mel Levine accused of sexual abuse | In 2005, school district hired Levine for workshops alternative learning methods

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Educational advocate and pediatrician Dr. Melvin Levine, whose expertise on teaching the “struggling student” has earned him national repute, is standing trial for accusations of sexually abusing five former patients when they were boys. The charges, although months-old, were brought to the national spotlight in a New York Times front-page story on Aug. 6. Levine has denied all accusations.

Pair of Island attorneys seek Superior Court bench

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Oct 1, 2008 at 4:14PM

There are a few ways to end up in King County Superior Court. One way is to stand trial and another much preferred option is to preside over them.

Setting sail

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Kids’ sailing camp participants rig their sails for the afternoon water session at Luther Burbank Park, Aug. 5. This is the first season when the city has sponsored sailing classes at the park. Lessons continue next week.

520 Tolling Open House tonight at Community Center

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Island residents who want to share their thoughts regarding possible tolls on the SR-520 and/or I-90 bridges can do so tonight, Aug. 13, at the Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St.

This Week

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

The annual kids’ Summer Carnival is from noon until 4 p.m., Aug. 15, at Mercerdale Park.

SWAT team arrests sex offender at Mercer Island home

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Mercer Island Police arrested a level-three sex offender in violation of his parole at an Island home on Saturday morning, just blocks away from the Boys & Girls Club.

Tent City settles in on Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Tent City is here. Residents and volunteers set up the roving encampment at the Island’s United Methodist Church on First Hill on Tuesday while some neighbors tracked activities during the first few nights.

Tent City moves onto Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Tent City residents and volunteers began setting up the roving camp of about 100 homeless men and women at First Hill's United Methodist Church early on Tuesday.

Hats off

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Erica Breese, of Mercer Island, graduated from Emory College of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., with a Bachelor of Science in May. She is the daughter of Dr. John Sydney Breese and Emily Seklar Breese. Emory University is ranked as one of the country’s top 20 national universities, according to “U.S. News & World Report.”

YFS food pantry supply low, usage high

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

The Youth & Family Services food pantry, located in the Luther Burbank Administration Building at the park, is in need of donations as its usage has increased by 36 percent as compared to last summer. It has no more than a two-week supply on hand, and it serves an average of 10 Mercer Island families on a weekly basis with a user breakdown as follows: unemployed, 30 percent; low-income, 30 percent; disabled persons, 23 percent; senior citizens, 10 percent; homeless, 7 percent.

King County will conduct a Top 2 primary this month

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

This month, King County will conduct a Top 2 primary. Voters will not have to pick a party and will be able to choose among all candidates for each office. In each race, the two candidates with the most votes will advance to the November General Election.

New MISD classes focus on the future

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

This month, King County will conduct a Top 2 primary. Voters will not have to pick a party and will be able to choose among all candidates for each office. In each race, the two candidates with the most votes will advance to the November General Election.


  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

A cell phone was stolen from a glove compartment during a car prowl that occurred in the 8400 block of Benotho Place, the night of July 30.

Islander named to legendary Committee on U.S.-China Relations

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

As the world turns its attention toward the Olympic Games in Beijing this week, it is easy to forget that not all that many years ago, China was essentially forbidden to all outsiders. Since 1913, when the United States first formally recognized the Government of the Republic of China, the relationship between the two nations has been rocky. Armed conflicts, ideological differences, diplomatic breakdowns and cultural differences have made permanent diplomatic relations illusive. Yet it was a seemingly small and personal gesture that brought the nations back to the table in the 1970s. That gesture, in the form of an invitation to a game of ping pong, set in motion the famous visit by former President Richard Nixon to China in 1972. The famous game and its results are credited not to a government agency but to the private, nonprofit National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

Technology brings Council meetings into Island homes

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

Observant Islanders might notice quite a bit of new technology inside City Hall, now that City Council meetings are televised on channel 21 and equipment has been added to assist city leaders in responding to emergencies.

Tent City sets up camp

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

After several weeks of controversy and a day in court, Tent City 4 was scheduled to move into the parking lot of the Mercer Island United Methodist Church on S.E. 24th Street yesterday, after Reporter press time.

Merrimount decision to be revisited

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

It turns out that the city’s recent decision to reduce Island Crest Way to three lanes south of Merrimount Drive may not stick, as members of the City Council want to revisit the project in the coming weeks.

Town Center businesses hit by burglars

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

Burglars robbed two neighboring commercial businesses in the Town Center two weekends ago, exploiting the stores that did not have burglar alarms at the time. Both Dooz, a hair salon that caters to children and also sells toys, baby shower gifts and child hair products, and Yogabliss, a private yoga school, were burglarized on the night of Friday, July 25.

MI Olympic swimmer still inspires

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

Like many other American cities, Mercer Island has its own proud list of Olympic medalists. There is Mary Wayte — gold medalist swimmer in the 1984 Los Angeles Games — whose name has been eternalized by the Island’s Mary Wayte Pool; figure skater Peter Kennedy, who won silver skating pairs with his sister, Karol, in the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo; and Carl Buchanan, who won gold for sailing in the 1984 Summer Games.

Ipecac is in short supply for child care

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

The current Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 170-296-0830 states that childcare businesses must keep a first-aid kit containing “at least one unexpired bottle of Syrup of Ipecac that must be given only at the direction of a poison control center.” The decreased availability of Syrup of Ipecac, from a lack of raw materials or the manufacturers’ decision to reduce production, has hindered this requirement.

Focus on education for 2020 changes leaders

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

During its summer retreat last week, the Mercer Island School Board designed a new path for the Really Big Idea Committee (RBIC) in preparation for the next phase of achieving its 2020 Vision. The School Board will henceforth relinquish responsibility for the project, passing the reins on to Superintendent Gary Plano, who will continue to define the 2020 Vision with the RBIC.

Watch out for bats — they can carry rabies

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

Bats in King County can have rabies, as a local couple recently learned when a bat that they found in their house tested positive for rabies. Because they were not sure whether the bat had scratched or bitten them while they were sleeping, they received post-exposure treatment, which is 100 percent effective if given promptly. Without treatment, rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms begin. Since the beginning of 2008 in King County, 22 people have been treated for exposure to potentially rabid bats, and two of the bats tested positive for rabies.

$1 million for Luther Burbank | Money earmarked for dog park, shoreline restoration

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

The often muddy and somewhat makeshift off-leash dog park at Luther Burbank will finally get a much needed makeover. The adjacent shoreline overrun by invasive blackberry bushes will also be renovated from Calkins Point down to the docks.

75 gypsy moth traps placed on Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

For 35 years, the Washington State Department of Agriculture has kept the gypsy moth out of Washington. With the help of nearly 30 seasonal gypsy moth trappers, officials hope that record continues.

Wilburton tunnel teardown will slow I-405 traffic

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 11:59AM

Southbound lanes on Interstate 405 from S.E. 8th Street in Bellevue to Interstate 90 will be completely closed for three weekends in August as construction crews remove the Wilburton Tunnel.

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