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Student letter: Playfields are soggy

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

When it rains, I can count on my sports games being cancelled. If the games aren’t, I’m playing in a field of water. This is because the fields on Mercer Island have poor drainage.

Islander Olympian still inspires

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

I found your article about Nancy Ramey Lethcoe very inspiring. I, too, was befriended by Nancy and her late husband, Jim. I met her as a pen pal while in prison. She has worked for the benefit of other prisoners as a result of our unique friendship. As an aspiring candidate for a seat in the Alaskan government, I would say she is most qualified to hold that seat. Gov. Sarah Palin isn’t the only inspiring female candidate in the state.

Student letter: More clubs at schools

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

I think schools should have a bigger variety of clubs and extracurricular activities. There are lots of different thoughts, feelings and interests. Some people are content with the usual; some thrive on the unexpected. Some lead busy lives; some do not. Some people are calm and artistic; others are upbeat and athletic.

Student letter: Teen drinking

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

I am writing about the article in last week’s Reporter Police Blotter section that mentioned a teenager who was drinking at the high school football game. I feel strongly that a teenager should not be drinking, especially at a football game.

Student letter: Support the bailout

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

I agree with the U.S. government’s bailout bill because financial assistance to certain investment banks is important in order to improve our economy.

Thanks to Mercer Island Schools Foundation

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

We would like to express our gratitude to the Mercer Island Schools Foundation for its continued support of our fifth-grade science program. The annual Phone-A-Thon will be taking place on Oct. 27 and 28 this year, and we want to encourage the community to support our schools through this fundraiser.

MIHS graduate is UW Homecoming Queen

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

Mercer Island High School graduate Courtney Hampson was honored as the University of Washington 2008 Homecoming Queen on Oct. 17. Hampson, who graduated from MIHS in 2005, is a UW honors student pursuing a degree at the Jackson School of International Studies. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Hampson has taken on a number of leadership roles at UW. She is the director of the UW Leaders Program, co-founder of the ASUW Ambassadors program, an active member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Order of Omega Greek Leadership and Honor Society. Hampson is writing her honors thesis on the changing purpose of the Peace Corps.

Couple cycles Island 50 times for Children’s Hospital

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

Mercer Island residents DJ and Renae Brooks celebrated their 50th birthdays by cycling around Mercer Island 50 consecutive times for Children’s Hospital. Tackling the marathon tag-team style, each taking one 13-mile loop at a time or riding together, the couple finished their goal in 44 hours and 36 minutes. They covered a total of 650 miles and raised $5,000 for the charity — $100 per loop.

‘Swing for the Cure’ brings $528,850 to breast cancer fight

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

MulvannyG2 Architecture raised $138,850 to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Puget Sound Affiliate, at its sixth annual golf tournament, “Swing for the Cure,” held at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore. Mitch Smith and Ming Zhang, Senior Partners of MulvannyG2, along with Chairman of the Board, Jerry Lee, presented a check to Mona Locke, Executive Director of Komen’s Puget Sound Affiliate, on Oct. 10 in support of breast cancer awareness month. MulvannyG2’s cumulative donation from this event has now peaked to over $528,850, aiding in the fight against breast cancer.

Computers with a mind of their own

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

Sometimes it seems as if our computers have a mind of their own and, for whatever reason, are intentionally wreaking havoc in our lives. This week, we will try to re-establish technological tranquility.

Five Islanders compete in New York City Marathon

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

Five Islanders ran the 2008 New York City Marathon last weekend, with several others cheering them along. Mercer Island residents Robert Cremin, Kevin Flaherty, Rhonda Glass, Sarah Rowe and Eric Rudder participated in America’s most prestigious 26-mile race on Nov. 2. The crisp autumn day drew a crowd of two million, while more than 40,000 people from across the world ran in the event.

Gray days getaways: where to find the sun

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

When it comes to winter getaways, the Mercer Island Reporter has you covered. My friend and fellow travel-lover, John Naye, a long-time Island resident, fills you in every ski season on all the classic and new snow destinations. Look for his articles if you love gravity.

A brisk walk

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

Island resident Rosanne Hsu walks under a canopy of fall colors while running errands in the 2800 block of 78th Avenue S.E. in the downtown business district of Mercer Island last month.

More teams, more challenges, same result

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

The league championship meet for KingCo girls swimming was not the same as it had been in years past. With the league’s realignment during the off season, the meet has been transformed from a small meet of eight 3A KingCo teams to a large meet consisting of 18 teams from 2A, 3A and 4A. The only thing that has stayed the same is the venue, Mary Wayte Pool, and Mercer Island winning its eighth league title in as many years.

Yellow vs. Metro ruling could cost Mercer Island schools

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 12:20PM

The revelation that it is against the law for public bus routes to be established to transport school children is a blow to the Mercer Island School District. The district spent a great deal of time and effort working with King County Metro on the arrangement to transport 600 Mercer Island High School students to school and home each day. This bit of news comes as the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has estimated that by the end of this school year, fuel costs to districts statewide will have increased more than $22 million. The move to Metro has saved a good deal of money for our district, whose administrators must be constantly vigilant about saving funds while meeting their obligation to educate students.

Sports brief | Little Dribblers registration

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

Little Dribblers, a basketball camp for kids in grades 3-9, will start on Saturday, Dec. 6. The program is all about having fun learning the fundamentals, playing games and getting to know the Islander players who will be coaching. Practices will be at the Mercer Island High School gym every Saturday throughout the high school season.

Girls soccer beats Interlake to clinch playoff spot

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

The Mercer Island girls soccer team finally stopped its long five-game winless streak and fall from the top of the 3A KingCo league with a 2-0 victory against Interlake on Tuesday. The win clinches a playoff spot for the team, which went without a win since Oct. 9.

Boys, girls XC qualify for state

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

For the first time since 2001, both the boys and girls cross country teams will compete at the state meet, thanks to strong finishes at districts on Thursday at Lower Woodland Park. The girls team finished second to Seattle Prep (34) with a team score of 69 placing-points, while the boys placed third behind the Prep Panthers (43) and Bellevue (66) with 84 placing-points.

MI gets picked off | Five Rebel interceptions lead to 45-14 loss

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

Halloween is a day full of ghosts and goblins. This year, the Mercer Island football team entered a foggy Juanita High School on Friday night, and it became a house of horrors following half time. Six turnovers for the Islanders, five on interceptions, resulted in a lopsided 45-14 loss to the Rebels.

State schools superintendent proposes new method to replace 30-year-old funding formula

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

Dozens turned out to hear Jennifer Priddy, the assistant superintendent of K-12 Fiscal Services and Policy for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction talk at the Issaquah School District Administration Office on Thursday.

Accident leaves SUV, Subaru and mailbox in precarious position

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

A SUV was suspended on top of a blue metal mailbox after it rolled out of a parking lot and flew off a rock retaining wall onto 76th Avenue S.E. just before 3 p.m. last Friday. The car smashed onto the roof of a parked car just below the True Value Parking lot in the Town Center.

Mercer Island Reporter Police Blotter | Nov. 5

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

Auto accidents An Island teen with an interim driver’s license was in a collision that occurred in the intersection of Merrimount Drive and Island Crest Way at 9 a.m. on Oct. 31. According to the police report, the 16-year-old Islander lost control while she was turning left from Merrimount onto a wet Island Crest Way. Her SUV fishtailed into the other lane, hitting an oncoming pickup truck. Neither driver was injured in the crash.

News brief | Boater Safety Classes offered in early 2009 on MI

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

Boaters 12 years and over in Washington State are required to take or have taken a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and Washington State approved boating education course to operate a boat with a motor rated over 15 horse power. In 2009, this requirement applies to persons aged 25 and younger with full implementation being phased in over the next several years.

Number of tuberculosis cases in King County reach 30-year high

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

Showing a local symptom of a global epidemic, King County reached a new 30-year high for tuberculosis in 2007, with 161 people diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) disease. This was an 11% increase from 2006. These new findings are included in the 2007 Annual Tuberculosis report for King County, found at www.kingcounty.gov/health/tb.

Schools Foundation raises $418k

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

The Mercer Island Schools Foundation set a new record in Phone-a-Thon donations last week, earning $418,000 in its annual two-day fundraiser.

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