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A2 Mercer Island Reporter Wednesday, April 29. I998 Students get free phone card to get. home safely Birthday Club, a pilot program in the state By Nora Doyle Mercer Island Reporter and friends, Island high schoolers will get a gift from the school PTA when they turn I6. _ It‘s not a car or clothes or even a CD. In fact, its monetary value is only one dollar. But the value of that dollar can be stretched into saving a life. if used ac- cording to the‘PTA‘s intention. A phone card, donated by US West, enclosed in a birthday card will be sent to all Island high schoolers on their I6th birthday. This totals about 300 students a year. The phone card is in- tended to be used by the In addition to presents from family ate a deal with US West that could get the program into high schools across the state. The Island program might also be extended into one in which volunteers are authorized to pick up students who for a ride home. although that is still in the works. NO ISLAND JUVENILES were arrested here for driving while intox— icated in either I996 or 1997, ac- cording to Department of Public Safety statistics. ‘ However, 28 were arrested in I996 for violating liquor laws. a heading that includes underage drinking. sup— plying alcohol to minors and giving them a place to drink it. That number dropped 60 percent to I I arrests in I997. Public Safety Director Jan Deveny said he’s not sure how to ex- plain the drop in youth liquor violations, and adds that it’s quite a leap to say teenagers are drinking less. It’s possible they. might be better at hid— students when they are in ‘We have no ing their activities, he :Sdhudittg‘t lijorVi/Igigflellfl.y mercy on addfigvare of that possiw- “I would hope they call kldS bility and the fact that their parents. but maybe ' - 9 it’s almost timefor grad— it’s a neighbor or friend; drinklng' uation party season, somebody who’s got all their faculties." said Tami Szerlip, chairwoman of the Birthday Club. Szerlip hopes student will use the phone cards for their in« tended purpose: calling for a ride when either the student or their driver is im- paired. ‘ “It‘s a life skill to recognize when you are not able to drive." she said. Szerlip is trying to persuade US West to donate the phone cards every year. The high school's role in this year’s deal involves stocking US West phone cards in the student store. run by DECA. a marketing club. The cards will be sold in $5 and $10 denominations upon arrival in May. DECA adviser Carol Wiseley. They may be purchased by both stu- dents and parents. The Birthday Club is a pilot program in Washington. and Szeriip has been au- thorized by the state PTA to negoti— wwwseanet.oom/~admiral email:admiral@seanet.com (next to Oh! Chocolate) A — Jan Deveny, public safety director $899°3ir3i 2701 76th Ave. SE ' Mercer Island ' Io MERCER IlSLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT You’re invited to a Deveny said police of— ficers are on the lookout for underage drinkers. “We have no mercy on kids drinking.” Deveny said. The first time a juvenile is arrest— ed for violating liquor laws, he or she is cited and sent to juvenile court. The sentence usually requires the minor spend time at an alcohol information school. Deveny said. Punishment gets stiffer with each subsequent offense. In addition to their typical role of patrolling and arresting, Island police also play a preventive role in juvenile- drinking. , For the last four years. they have organized a DWI reenactment at the high school. A scenario is played out in which at least one teenager dies in a drunk driving incident. and others are injured Although police are not doing the reenactment this year, they plan to continue it next year, Deveny said. Restrictions apply 232-7600 3 ConstructionOpen House V Mercer Island High School Please join, us on the following dates: May 4 and June 8 7:00pm ‘- 8:00pm . High School Commons ' This will be an Opportunity for: - project progress updates 0 questions and answers -. tour of the high R a pnm‘rmGaYARDw é». ROOF CLEANING - GTERS - 3‘ You N0 WANT TO DO? _ I WE DO FOR YOU! 0 Helpful Services will do all those jobs you do not wish to do yourself: ‘ We Can Powerwash Anything! Roofs, o Houses, Decks. Driveways - the best! Gutters Cleaned 8. Repaired ~- Windows, Chandeliers Sparkling Clean! Need Something Repaired or r Assembled? We are/the handlest Clean Your Debris Remove It! No Sweat a Yardwork, Pruning r ‘ ‘ MVELDO IT ALL! We Can Do In“! and We Guarantee/The Very Best ' Or You Don’t Pay - NO‘NONSENSE , HELPFUL SERVICES » '_ , 232-01 49 .. QUALITY WOHKATAFFORDABLEPHICES I LICENSED ' BONDED INSURED SERVING MERCER ISLAND & BELLEVUE, FOR YEARS POWER WASHING H7013“! a a SMOCINIM ' sul'Vdau Photo courtesy of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Walking their talk Kids; clowns, families and adults took to the streets on Shnday for the 14th annual Walk for a Drug Free Life, sponsored by the Mercer Island Substance Abuse Prevention Committee. ' Subscribe: Advertise: Personnel: 1845 SE 30th street - v.0. Box 38 - Mercer Island, VIA 0 98040 Phone: (206) 232-123 - Fax: (206) 232-1284 0 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am Spin The Mercer Island Reporter (USPS 339020) is published weekly every Wednesday. Second¥ class postage paid at Mercer Island. WA. Subscription rates by junior dealers and motor Call 4254534240 Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. A 3-month subscription is ‘9. a 6-month subscription is ‘18. and a full year subscription is ‘36. Delivery 1': BIIIInn: Call 425—453-4240 Monday Friday from 8am to 5pm for delivery or billing concerns. Classified Marketplace Deadline is 3pm on Mondays. Retail Advertising: 206-232-125 . Deadline is 5pm on Fridays; for ads requiring preofs. deadline is noon on Fridays. President: Peter A.Horvitz,425- 4534601 Messages 24 Hrs: 425-450- I 2 I 7 peter:lron‘il:@hori‘it:neuspapers.rlet b. What'moms want for Mother’s Day . . Mercer 1.1....REPORTER : 425-455-2525 Published by King County-Journal Newspapers Associate Editor: Circulation Manager: News Staff: Rossetti Newsroom: Impeoloo routes. ‘3 per month: ‘36 per year; by mail in g King County. ‘36 per year. POSTMASTER: Send ‘ address changes to Mercer Island Reporter. PO. Box 38. Mercer Island. WA 98040. .. Linda Mofgan. 206-2324215 Neal Crawford. 206-232-l215 Advertising Account Executive: ‘ Aidan Maher, 206-232-I215 Nora Doyle. Ethan Fowler. Jeff Gove. DeAnn Photographer: Matthh’ears it. .’ , .. . . . Office Manager: Joan Allen ‘ The Mercer Island Reponer welcomes ideas for 10- cal stories. Call the newsroom at 206232-12 IS. t? g. . Deadlines for calendar items, general news and most sports is 5pm Fridays. Deadline for Letters to the Editor is noon Mondays. Or you can email us at mirepm@horvilzcom Employment: . ,M‘EWEWRWEMW‘ 'oppothhlitycmploycnflmtact: 425453—465 for int'omiation. tr ‘1‘ RTA... Continued from page A1 explained Edberg in the letter to the RTA. The city also requested that the RTA look at any opportunity to re- duce project cost by amending the schedule. In response. the RTA board ap- proved a consent agenda item that asked the developers of the Work Program to revise it in order to re- duce the preliminary costs. By the end of October. projects for the park and ride, transit station and center roadway will be finalized be- fore they are taken through envi- ronmental tests, said White. d l .. Rotary international scholarships, available Applications for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships are now available from the Rotary Club of Mercer Island. The scholarships pro- vide for study abroad in more than 150 countries. Applicants must have completed at least two years of college or must have been employed in a vocation for at least two years when the scholarship begins. Academic-year scholarships are for one academic year abroad. Cultural Ambassadon'al Scholarships pro- vide funding for six months of intensive language study in another country. For an application contact Jim Hunt, 232—4192. ' Financial Advisors INDEPENDENT FEE ONLY EXPERIENCED INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT PLANNING Rachel W. Paysse, CFP Brian E. Jennison Ogden Bldg. #206 Mercer Island, WA 98040 236-7343 A Registered Investment Advisor FURNITURE 8. fiRI’WORKS Fine Crafted. Unldue and Fun Painted Pine Furniture. Exclusively Ours in the Northwest armoirea 0 coffee, console and tables 0 dining tablee & chairs 0 mirrors» 0‘ headboarda - nightotartala - cabineto 0 bookshelves 8: much more p i§HIfMENTIU5T 1N. avarice-strum 206—236—741 l f, Tole Empeeium The Im Pamper her with our spa and bath products Indulge her' with Fran's Chocolates ' Bedazzle her-with our selection of artistic jewelry Preserlt herrwith one of our beautifully, packaged gift'certificatesr Tickle her fancy with our whimsical and delightful gifts at. fanciful Idistmhtico....gifts . . -.You can] find at I probable Emporium . j The Improbable Emporium . Celestine Davis/Madalyn Sandler V 3010*78th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, (206) 23253227 Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am—5pm. “ ‘ . vvyvvvvvvvvv V'VVVVVWQVVV vvwvvv ~ ‘