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isnRECQRDs , Wednesday, February 2, 1994 Meetings The Mercer Island Open Space Conservancy Trust is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. today, Feb. 2, at The Connection, 7807 SE. 27th St. The trust will consider a va- cancy on its board, and hear re- ports on tree trimming, a man- agement plan, and fire protection. The Mercer Island Road and Trails Board is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Feb. 7 in the council chambers at City Hall, 9611 S.E. 36th St. The board will hear a report on revenues in the city street fund and an update on the central business district street plan. The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednes- day, Feb. 2, was cancelled. The next meeting will be Feb.16. Mercer Island School Board met Jan. 27 for a study session on the budget. During the regular meeting the board voted to hire a consultant to do strategic plan- ning; heard a short update on the Assessment, Curriculum and Teaching (ACT) Committee; and approved establishment of a Fran Call Scholarship Trust Fund. The Mercer Island Design Commission met Jan. 26 and ap- proved plans for construction of three duplexes and a fourplex in the 9300 block of Southeast 36th Street. The approval was unani- mous. The Design Commission also granted unanimous approval to the design of a gateway land- scape, which will be constructed Friday, Jan. 14 . 7:08 p.m., 2500 block of Blst S.E. — 35- year-old woman with abdominal pain was transported to UniVersity Hospital by Amer- ican Med Tech. Siturday, Jan. 15 , 3:41 p.m., 4200 block of Island Crest Way — 77-year-old woman slipped and fell on a hardwood floor. With possible hip injury, she was taken to Virginia Mason by Shepard. Sunday, Jan. 16 6:53 p.m., 8000 block of S.E. 28th — Driv- er exited 1-90 and noticed flames under his car’s hood. The fire was put out and the car was checked. Monday, Jan. 17 2:59 p.m., 3200 block of W. Concord Way 72-year-old man with difficulty breathing was transported to Overlake by Medic 2. Wednesday, Jan. 19 8:46 a.m., 5700 block of West Mercer Way — 8&year—old man with shortness of breath was taken to Overlake by Medic 2. 9:04 a.m., 6100 block of 92nd S.E. — 83- year-old man had fallen in the night. With a possible hip injury, he was transported to Swedish by American Med Tech. 10:08 a.m., 4100 block of Island Crest Way — 89-year-old man had already diedvin his home. The police were left in charge. Thursday, Jan. 20 10:51 a.m., 6000 block of S.E. 22nd ~ Smoke was coming from a basement door- way. Inside a plastic garbage can was found on fire. It was taken into the driveway and extinguished. Nodamage to the house. - Continued from A6. MIHS has a really'goodgschool system for students. I can learn lots of things in school. Teachers are nice, too. , The first year in school was difficult. I needed to adjust to a new environment and a new cul- ture and get used to speaking English. I think that all the for- eign students are trying hard to be a part of MIHS. I cannot abso- lutely say my English is good right now, but I feel that I have improved in the past two years. Each foreign student has a dif- ferent situation and background. We all come from different coun— tries and we all want to continue our education and learn more stuff. Maybe some students failed in their own systems, but that does not mean they did not try Thomas Kinkade is recognized as the +- Thomas Kinkade masterful use of soft edges and luminous colors give highly detailed paintings a glow all their own. The extraordinary “Kinkade Glow” has created an .overwhelming demand for Thomas Kinkade paintings and lithographs worldwide. For Your Special Valentine '0 Lited Edition “hand retouched" Oil on Canvas Lithographs . V They’Most Complete SelectiOn Available In The Northwest Universal FineArl Exclusive Authon‘zed Premier Klnkade Gallery 'Overlake Fashion Plaza - ‘ Bellevue/Rednwnd (206) 641 72032 .148th Avenue ME. by US West in connection with a cellular telephone antenna in the 6400 block of Southeast 24th Street. The Youth and Family Service Board met Jan. 25 and voted to create a subcommittee on diversi- ty on Mercer Island. The Ad Hoc Committee on Drainage Basin 32 met Jan. 26 and voted to recommend an Is- land-wide utility to solve storm drainage problems, using a pay- as-you—go basis on Mercer Island. The committee will report its ~findings to the City Council in coming weeks. The Ad Hoc Committee on Mercer View had its first meeting on Jan. 25 and elected Tom Weathers to be chairman. Friday, Jan. 21 2:09 p.m., 6800 block of S.E. 33rd 43- year-old man had fallen from a step ladder and struck the hack of his head on the floor. He lost consciousness for about 30 seconds. He was taken to Northwest Hospital by American Med Tech. 3:47 p.m., 9300 block Mercerwood Drive — Homeowner‘s daughter and the house sit- ter had left the house with the keys locked inside. A burning three-ring binder could be seen through the window on the kitchen range top. Firefighters used an ax to break a window and enter the house to extinguish the fire. A neighbor covered the broken window with plywood until it could be repaired. Saturday, Jan. 22 1:13 p.m., 3000 block of 78th S.E. — 29- year-old woman was bitten on her right thumb by a cat. She needed to be seen by a physician and was transported to Overlake by private car. 2:46 p.m., 2400 block of 66th S.E. — 66- year-old woman with. abdominal and chest pain for two days was taken to Overlake by Medic 2. 9:22 p.m., 2800 block of 75th Place S.E. — 62-year~old woman had fallen on her hip and was transported to Virginia Mason by American Med Tech. 9:23 p.m., 2800 block of 60th S.E. — 99- year-old woman recovering from pneumonia was having difficulty breathing and was tak- en to Overlake by American Med Tech. :‘ ,, ft; hard. It’s because we have a dif- ferent school system. Asian schools are more rigorous than here. Before entering universi- ties, we need to'pass an entrance test. It’s really difficult and al- most half of the people who take the test cannot get into a universi- ty. 7, America is a free country. If ,we really want to get into college, we just need to try harder. It is a good chance for us to learn more English and to visit a wonderful place. . Speaking English and adjust- ing to a new environment and a new culture are hard and we need courage to do this. Sometimes we also feel homesick. We really need people to support us. A student from Taiwan (name withheld by request) foremost living painter of light. His , ' Theft A grandfather loaned a 100- year-old, French-made violin to his granddaughter, a 15-year-old Mercer Island student. She left the violin in the music room at Mercer Island High School on Jan. 25th and returned on the 28th to find it missing. The violin was worth over $10,000. Burglary An 87-year-old Mercer Island man left his home to go play bridge at a nearby church the night of Jan. 25. Whenvhe returned four hours later, there was mud and dirt tracked across his living room rug, and his $200 VCR and $100 cassette radio had been sto- len. The thief apparently entered through an unlocked door to the garage. Shopllfting A 14-year-old Mercer Island boy was stopped after attempting to put two packs of cigarettes in his pocket and leave the PayLess Drugstore the evening of Jan. 27. A man took six cartons of ciga- rettes, valued at $130, left the south QFC and jumped into a waiting car the morning of Jan. 28. The man was white and in his 305, 5-feet-8 with a slim build and bushy blond hair. A 33-year—old Mercer Island man tried to leave the south QFC with four cartons of cigarettes, worth $88. The man also had a fel- ony warrant for his arrest out of Chelan County. He was charged with shoplifting and booked into the King County Jail. DWI A 42-year-old Bellevue man was stopped near the Bellevue Way exit for weaving and speed- ing in the eastbound lanes of 1-90 the morning of Jan. 29. According to the police report, the officer de— tected an immediate and strong odor of alcohol when he ap- proached the car. The driver had trouble removing'his license from his wallet and had heavily slurred speech. He failed a roadside test and later failed a breath test. An officer was parked on the westbound East Mercer Way on- ramp to I—90 when a speeding car passed by on the morning of Jan. 30. The car then changed lanes without signaling. After entering the First Hill Lid, the car made a sharp U-turn and started to drive the wrong way up the 76th Ave. S.E. on—ramp. The 21-year-old- r 'Bellevueiwoman who wasdriving had slurredspeech and there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car. There were also half empty beer bottles ‘on the floor. The woman failed roadside sobri- ety tests and later failed a breath test. She was charged with DWI, driving the wrong way on a high-, way and carrying open containers of alcohol in the car. ‘ Police stopped a 23—year-old Mercer Island man for driving southbound on Island Crest Way with a burned out headlight the 'YOUR CHILD DESERVES THE BEST... 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Drugs An officer responded to a re- port of suspicious activity near an unoccupied house in the 3200 block of 90th Place. S.E. the night of Jan. 26. There was a car parked in front of the house. When the officer turned a corner of the house, there were four Mer- cer Island teens standing on the back deck. When the officer ap- peared, a 17-year-old boy quickly shoved something in his pocket. A search turned up a pipe and a small amount of marijuana. The boy was given a criminal citation for possession of marijuana. The other three -— a 16-year-old boy and girl, and a 15-year-old girl were given verbal warnings for trespassing. Car prowl An employee of a business in the 8400 block of S.E. 68th St. had her car ransacked on the evening of Jan. 26. The ignition had been damaged with, a screwdriver and the door lock to the gas tank had been broken. Malicious mischief Fifty dollars worth of cedar shakes were pulled from the roof of the restrooms at Homestead Field sometime between Jan. 14 and 18. A yellow-orange, older model Chevy Blazer was seen driving over a lawn in the 3600 block of 86th Ave. S.E. the evening of Jan. 30. The owner reported $50 worth of damage to the yard. Graffiti The Mercer Island Travel Lodge reported having graffiti written with a felt pen on three 10- cations over the night of Jan. 26, causing $35 worth of damage. was injured. Unfortunately, it did not survive. and 6 :Mbnd pm .mtthc 'f. Street * enevue It is thelast p clutter removal make ou a dollar. ' at (206) 637-4709 (24 hours). ‘“ Att *t‘d * ‘d After being called to rescue a wounded sharprshinned hawk outside the Mercer Island Library last week, Humane Society employee John Megow puts the bird in a cage to transport it for treatment. He couldn’t tell how the‘bird Bellevue Town Hall Bernie Siegel, L “Best selling author of Love, Medicine kind' Peace, Love and Héhlzn . ay, February: i, Tickets: $20 a available at Betty J. DeLaurenti , ERSONALLY DON‘T TAKE IT P You have a listing appointment with a Realtor who shows up with a detailed written market analysis prepared and explains all of the great advantages of listing with their com- pany. He or she then goes through your home with you a room at a time, making some suggestions on ways to present your home to the public looking its very best. art that can make some sellers a little uncom- fortable. As the suggestions start coming for cosmetic fix-ups, ou realize how you have put off all of those "little" rejects. 'l‘he suggestions‘about the cat box, spider webs in t e attic, kitchen and bathroom cleanu , or the yard sale approach to ittle'defensive. Remember that none' of this is persona ! Once in a while; we encounter a corn- pulsive housekeeper who has it entirely pulled together, but that's rare. Most of our sellers need a little coachin their‘homes look their best, and providing the coac ing is an . important part of our jobs. The better your home looks while it's on the market, the more likely it is to sell quickly for top If there is a move in your future, Betty DeLaurenti of John L L. Scott Real Estate is ready to serve you. Feel free to call me ‘sc-Iv‘cwv“ There was graffiti sprayed in- the first floor hallway and stair-i well of a condominium in the 2800; block of 75th Place S.E. the night: of Jan. 26. Shelli Flem A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3 .. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for Shelli Luise Flem. She died on Jan. 31 at the age of 27. A private .7 graveside service will be held. Holy Trinity is at 8501 S.E. 40th ; Street on Mercer Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Supportive Employment Pro- gram,.Community Enterprises of Issaquah, 690 W. Juniper, Issaquah, WA 98027. Andrea Marches: Presents «cities-i e a- >»;~ wt: v.1: :- , , damn check to: Bellevue Town Hall '\b«) a. to make wt'vdM “3......” <t'a4 My».u..~u-.~¢«um~r~nnuac--muau-aumuaun m‘a’