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New Mercer Island Reporter Web site

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Oct 8, 2008 at 12:53PM

The online version of the Mercer Island Reporter has joined a new extensive Internet network of local community news operated by the paper's parent company, Sound Publishing.

Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • Oct 7, 2008 at 2:16PM

A 16-year-old high school student was taken to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue after police found her intoxicated at the high school football game on Friday, Oct. 3, around 8:45 p.m. According to the police report, she was arrested, processed at the Island police station and taken to the hospital for observation.

Walking to help

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 12:51PM

Raphael Tapernoux, 3, hitches a ride on his baby sister Carole’s stroller during the 22nd annual Seattle Aids Walk on Saturday, Oct. 4. The Tapernoux family was part of Team Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, which walked for the second year. The church recruited more than 100 participants — the largest team to walk — and raised nearly $20,000 for the Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

Suspect in Virginia murder-suicide had minor offenses on Island

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:50PM

Police and court documents obtained last week show that a former Islander suspected of killing his wife and himself in Virginia late last month had been in trouble with Mercer Island police in the past.

School briefs

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 4:00PM

The Mercer Island School District will extend its Math Curriculum and Program Review until Friday, Oct. 10. The review, which includes an online survey at, has been going on for several weeks. The district’s goal is to evaluate the current math program based on newly adopted standards, school district and national assessment data, as well as teacher, parent and student survey information. A committee of administrators, teachers and parents will use the information to evaluate the district’s math program. For more information, contact Michael Schiehser, director of instruction and assessment at

Repairs needed at school facilities

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:50PM

The Mercer Island School District has a new list of remodeling priorities for 2009. Consultant Tom Bates of BLRB Architects presented the School Board with a visual survey of the repairs needed at all five district schools, along with the North Mercer campus and administration building, as the 2009 facilities bond project moves slowly ahead.

Floating among the clouds

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 12:50PM

A float plane takes a morning flight against a backdrop of cloud-capped Mount Rainier in this southeastern view from the end of Island Crest Way on Mercer Island.

Island teen in deadly boat collision completed state education course

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:50PM

The Island teen involved in a fatal boating accident on Lake Washington while operating a motor boat late last month received the state-required boater education card, according to state Parks Department records.

Edward Maloof, community champion, dies at 89

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:50PM

Edward E. Maloof of Mercer Island died Sept. 30 at Swedish Hospital with his family at his side. Through his civic involvement, real estate and teaching careers, Mr. Maloof was a key part of Island life for more than 60 years.

Football team loses to No. 1 team in state | Bellevue bounces Mercer Island 45-10

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 11:00AM

There were no surprises on Friday when the No. 1 football team in the state, Bellevue, ran away with a 45-10 victory over the Islanders.

Reaching out to the community | Football teaches lessons with community service

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 4:00PM

Discipline problems have never been an epidemic for the Mercer Island High School football team, but the program has seen its share of incidents. While discipline is always a concern for parents, coaches and teachers, it is agreed that the best approach is to solve a problem before discipline is needed. The ideas of being a better citizen and getting the community more involved in Islander football are both aspects of the team’s new community outreach program.

Island Pictionary tourney a success

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 12:00AM

Mercer Island students Ben Angel (age 12, IMS) and Samantha “Sam” Angel (age 14, MIHS) hosted the second annual Pictionary Tournament at the Mercer Island Community Center on Sept. 28.

Lighter than air

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 12:00AM

Tennis wins 17 of 18 matches

  • Oct 8, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Mercer Island boys tennis team continued its unbeaten streak this week with two victories.

El Tri: Trio of Eastside mayors are Mercer Island High School grads from the '70s

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Oct 6, 2008 at 12:40PM

There’s something to the number three. It’s symbolically transcendent (the three wise men/the Holy Trinity), embraced by Hollywood (the Musketeers/Stooges/Amigos), and sometimes it’s just oddly coincidental — such as the trio of Mercer Island High School graduates from the 1970s who are now serving as Eastside mayors.

Reader comments now featured on

  • Oct 6, 2008 at 1:00AM

Starting today, your community news site is adding a lot more community. Visitors to our site can now contribute their own comments to all of our news stories, editorials and letters to the editor. You are invited to participate.

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.

General election: Oct. 4 is the last day to register online

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 2:00PM updated at 4:08PM

The clock is ticking for Washington residents who haven’t registered to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

D.A.R.E. is worth keeping on Mercer Island

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 4:00PM

Last week’s Mercer Island Reporter had an article about doing away with D.A.R.E. I’m not sure what your position is on this program, but I strongly urge you to continue support of D.A.R.E. by filling the D.A.R.E. officer position. The article, in particular, and the concept of doing away with D.A.R.E. in general, are flawed for several reasons.

Vote to preserve Mercer Island parks

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 3:54PM

To the casual observer, Mercer Island is blessed with great parks, playfields, beaches and open spaces — the Lid Fields, Luther Burbank, South and Island Crest Fields, Pioneer Park and lots more. These play as important a part as do our schools and accessibility in justifying Mercer Island’s premier position among suburban communities.

Visiting Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay | Column

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 4:57PM

Santa Cruz has always been an enigma. Just 60 miles south of San Francisco, it has been dubbed the “northern-most outpost of Southern California.” Home to the University of California, it has proudly garnered one of America’s Top Ten Team Mascots — the Banana Slugs. Santa Cruz commands gorgeous Pacific Coast ocean views and is, surprisingly, not populated by pricey California mega-mansions or folks driving Lexus and Bentleys, but by the spiritual grandchildren of John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row slackers — “Mac ’n the boys.”

Don’t let people be invisible to you | Column

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 4:57PM

In graduate school, I became casually acquainted with our library’s director. I would make my polite “Hellos” and “How are you’s” whenever I saw her at the counter to check out my next stack of research materials. She was all of maybe five feet tall with a large build, wore professional, appropriate director-of-graduate-school-librarian attire and regularly pushed her heavy-framed glasses back up her nose when she talked. I allowed myself to be quite content with this level of interaction until the day when I learned that she would be the keynote speaker at my school’s graduation ceremony.

Parent input sought in Mercer Island School District's curriculum assessment

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 3:15PM

The Mercer Island School District is currently conducting a Math Curriculum and Program Review. The district’s goal is to evaluate the program based on newly adopted standards, school, district and national assessment data as well as teacher, parent and student survey information. A committee, which consists of teachers, parents and administrators, will use this information to evaluate the current curriculum. The Parent Survey can be accessed at:

Mercer Island Reporter Community Briefs | Oct. 1

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 3:09PM

Josefina Suarez, a certified nursing assistant at Covenant Shores, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from her employer. The money will help fund her education at Renton Technical College, Renton, Wash., where she is pursuing certification as a licensed nurse.

Mercer Island bounces Bellevue in tennis; win gives edge for league title

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:29PM

A showdown between the top two teams in 3A KingCo resulted in Mercer Island taking the lead in the chase for the league title with a 7-2 win over Bellevue, Tuesday.

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