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Girls soccer tied with Bellevue for division lead

  • Oct 14, 2008 at 1:30PM

Two days after losing its first game of the season, the Mercer Island girls soccer team traveled to Juanita High School, looking to get back on track. But the team struggled to connect on scoring opportunities and a lapse on defense resulted in a 1-1 tie.

On sleep and health

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 10:00AM

My wife and I are lucky. We sleep soundly throughout the night, with only the rare “off” night. Our lifestyle is tailor-made for adequate rest, as our work involves serious doses of exercise a couple of times each day, with most afternoons free for recovery. Lunch and a quick nap before heading back to work are luxuries that we don’t take for granted, especially now that my wife, Katie, is six months pregnant. Growing a person is hard work and requires cellular transformations of monumental proportions just to keep up with the increased circulatory, bone, blood, and tissue needs for both mom and baby.

Severance paid to city attorney unusual

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM

The city does not often pay employees to leave its employ. And when they do, the amounts are fairly modest. Yet former City Attorney Bob Sterbank received a check for $137,500 after he resigned — the equivalent of more than a year’s salary. The amount was 20 percent more than the total amount that the city paid to all others over the past five years combined.

Riding the rails | Media and politicians take a ride on the Sound Transit train to SeaTac

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM

The wait for light rail in Seattle is almost over, just as Islanders and Eastsiders are getting a second chance to approve a cross-lake route in November. A new westbound HOV lane and direct-access off-ramp funded by Sound Transit and the Department of Transportation opened on Thursday night, bringing the Island one step closer to light rail.

Flu shots available

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Washington Department of Health has ordered more than 435,000 doses of flu vaccine this year — a record order. For help finding an immunization clinic, call 1-800-322-2588, or go to

D.A.R.E. program to be replaced by CTC

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM

The City Council may officially cancel the Island’s D.A.R.E. program next month during its scheduled 2009-2010 biennial budget approval, but City Manager Rich Conrad said that the program would be continued in another fashion.

Islander jailed on suspicion of defrauding investors

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM

An Island resident and CEO of a local software company was arrested last Tuesday night at his South-end home on West Mercer Way for allegedly cooking the accounting books and defrauding investors of about $50 million.

Reichert and Burner finally meet in Bellevue

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM

Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert and Democratic challenger Darcy Burner engaged in their first official debate of the 2008 election season at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center on Oct. 8.

Support parks and recreation levies

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM

Faced with increasingly distressing economic news, many Islanders may conclude that it is the wrong time to be approving the parks and recreation levies that are on the November ballot.

Photos tell it all

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM

Knowing that a picture is equal to a thousand words, no citizen of our Island city needs more than a few sentences to recall (from the Reporter’s many pictures) that the Mercer Island Parks Department knows what to do with our priceless resources of our Luther Burbank waterfront, dock and brick powerplant building.

Editorial | Harvest

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM

Last Sunday was the final day for the inaugural season of the Mercer Island Farmers Market. The market, held for 10 Sundays along S.E. 32nd Street adjacent to Mercerdale Park, was blessed with a nearly perfect run of good weather throughout August and September.

Vote ‘yes’ for Island shorelines, ballfields, trails and parks

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM

Islanders use and enjoy our parks, trails, ball fields and other “open spaces” in many different ways. Last December, the City Council asked two dozen of your neighbors to serve on a Stakeholders Committee to evaluate the state of our parks and to prioritize a list of upkeep and capital improvement projects. Seated around the table were members from a wide variety of user groups: park and trail users; sports field users (particularly children and organized youth groups); the School District; families of preschoolers; dog owners; and others.

Island briefs

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 10:00AM

Mercer Island Rotary awarded the Islander of the Month award to Mercer Island High School seniors Zach Rowe and Michele Zemplenyi.

‘Harvest Moonlight’

  • Oct 9, 2008 at 10:52AM updated Oct 14, 2008 at 3:45PM

A cappella singers? All Microsoft employees? Who knew?

  • Oct 9, 2008 at 10:54AM updated Oct 14, 2008 at 3:44PM

That harmony you hear coming from a conference room on the Microsoft campus is not the latest Xbox or Windows boot-up sound.

School briefs

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 2:00PM

Mercer Island high school students will be collecting used and broken technical equipment for proper disposal on Oct. 25 and 26. The project is part of King County’s Take it Back program, which provides consumers with options for recycling certain wastes and their hazardous components. Students are collecting old cell-phones, computers and computer parts, TVs, microwaves and other electronic equipment — as well as fluorescent light bulbs — to be collected at the Bayley Construction Parking Lot (8005 S.E. 28th St.) next Saturday and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Most donations are free except for larger equipment such as monitors and TV screens, which cost around $10 to recycle. Money raised through the project will go toward the Mercer Island Senior Class Safety and Scholarship Fund. For more information, call (206) 940-4611.

Sports brief | Dan Simons earns sixth gold

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 10:00AM

Dan Simons, a freshman at Mercer Island High School, was the high-point winner at the 2008 Washington Games Age Group Seattle Open held at Colman Pool in Seattle.

Sports brief | Ingram cheering the fighting Irish

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 1:00PM

Kelsey Ingram, a 2006 Mercer Island High School graduate, will return to Seattle on Oct. 25 as a member of the University of Notre Dame’s varsity cheerleading squad when the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame meet the University of Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium. A Notre Dame pep rally will be held on Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seattle Hyatt Hotel.

Your world, MySpace

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 12:00AM

At the end of 2003, a few guys in a small-tech company decided to birth an online social networking site called MySpace. It was designed to be a more desirable alternative to a then-popular social networking site called Friendster. Little did this group realize what they had created and what it would become.

Cycling through

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 12:00AM


  • Oct 15, 2008 at 12:00AM

Shannon Storie and T. Ryan Johnson were married on Sept. 5 at the bride’s home on Mercer Island. Rev. Paul Fauske officiated the wedding ceremony. A reception followed at Salty’s on Alki.

Mercer Islanders on the move

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Mercer Island cross country teams made a statement this week as both the boys and girls exceeded expectations.

Godfred achieves Ironman for fourth time

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 12:00AM

Senior Rachel Godfred has achieved Ironman status for the fourth year in a row as an Islander girls swimmer.

Lindquist scores only bright spot for Islanders

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Mercer Island football team did not fare well against the high-powered Mount Si Wildcats on Friday, as they gave up 28 first-half points, losing 41-16. The loss extends Mercer Island’s losing streak to five consecutive games, but the hope for the future got a little brighter during the second half with the play of the defense and starting freshman quarterback Jeff Lindquist’s two touchdown plays.

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