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' W'WWWWW Wednesday, April 29, I998 Mercer Island Reporter A3 It s Saturday night: Do you know Where your teen is? It s About Tim Party Patrol helps parents get hip to the scene . Mercer,POLK armless I wirailhils iiliimy L ' ' g ' (Located betweonTuIIy s&Starbucks) CRSSkTION Full page .; $372 page (horizontal or vertical) "18600 Quarter page 93 If you are on contract or non-pro t, rates will be lower. Add color for $50 extra. To reserve your advertising space'call Aidan Maher at 206-232-121'5. By Nora Doyle Mercer Island Reporter inda Elliot s teenage son told her she was overprotective be cause he had a curfew and his friends didn t. After more than one complaint from him, she decided to do some research to find out if his point had merit. If teenagers were hav- ing good, clean fun, she would loosen up. Ifthey weren t, look out. IF YOU ADVERTISE ONLY ONCE . THIS YEAR r . SHOULD BE IT! ~ Advertise in the annual Island Guide and receive a listing on the locator map. The Island Guide is a valuable resource for Island residents who want to know current information about schools, churches and volunteer agencies, parks and recreation activities and events as well as services provided by the city. Distributed to all our subscriber PLUS additional copies rr newcomers. Packages distributed tbrougbout the year by the Mercer Island Cbamber of Commerce, the City of Mercer Island, Realtors and apartments. DEADLINE: Friday, May 3 PUBLISHES: Wednesday, May 27 PROFESSIONALISM IN REAL ESTATE BETTY DeLAURENTI Producing Results Through Commitment 8r Excellence (206) 230-5109 24-Hour Contact Karina 'Birkeland Assistant 206 230 5 104 - NEW LISTING This newly listed rambler is absolutely darling with 3 bed- rooms, 1 and 1/2 baths, hardwood floors and double-pained ,3 windows throughout. The home has a family room off the N kitchen and an attached 2-car garage. All this set on a level, corner lot with professionally landscaped grounds. Drop in for a look today from 11 am-1 pm. 9203 SE 40th OPEN TODAY St. Offered at $320,000. She interviewed 200 teenagers, and what she found confirmed her worst fears. Were drugs and alcohol pre- sent at their unchaperoned parties? Yes, they said. Were people having sex at these parties? Yes. Did teenagers trash the home of the host? Yes. Were weapons present? Yes. said I90 of those interviewed. Elliot s-next task was to go to the po- lice and then to the Liquor Control Board with her concems. What were the police doing about unchaperoned par- ties? What were liquor control agents doing to prevent teenagers from ob- taining alcohol? Armed with information, Elliot gathered liquor agents, emergency room nurses, insurance lawyers and police of cers to form the Parent Party Patrol. This group of volunteers travels around the state informing parents of what teenagers are doing at unchap- eroned parties. who is responsible for the damage caused and what they can do to stop the parties. Since Elliot start- ed it three years ago in Tacoma. the Party Patrol received the I997 National Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Program award. AT A WELL-ATTENDED meet- ing at Mercer Island High School on April 22, Senior Liquor and Tobacco Agent Rich Manoli told parents that their kids are buying alcohol on Mercer 'Island. They are making fake I.D. cards with color printers and scanners. AMERICAN MEMORIAL - Cremation Complete $495 3- Graveside Service s including Casket $1,285 For Information or Services BELLEVUE 425-455-9665 EAS'ISIDE NEW LISTING GOrgeous city, mountain and lake Views from this newly remo- deled Buchan. This westside 5 bedroom, 23/4 bath home has it " all. Gourmet kitchen has Sub-Zero, double ovens, granite coun- ters and a spacious eating area/family room. The master suite . and guest quarters are luxurious while the lower level has a fam- ~ ily room and space for everyone to work and play. Open today noon until 2 pm Come by for a personal tour. 5710 West Mercer Way. Offered at $775,000. UPS COPIES FAXES - GIFT ITEMS SPRINGCLEARANCE SALE! All clothes gift items 50% off! . . . For Kids Real Assets. Reoi Resuhs Disgruntled or preoccupied liquor store clerks are selling alcohol both inten- tionally and unintentionally. Teens with out ID. are tapping adults in park ing lots to buy them liquor and hand it off outside. They are even drinking their parents alcohol left available and un- marked at home. Then they re taking it to unchaperoned parties, where hun- dreds of teenagers show up. These par- ties ate planned at least a week ahead of time. Kids know how to network, Manoli said. There s a grapevine about parties." Pemco Insurance Company claim su- pervisor Brenda Montgomery told par ents that both they and their children can be held responsible for damage re- sulting from unchaperoned parties. Furnishing a place to have a party and giving minors alcohol can net at par- ent a fine and jail time. Parents are liable for accidents on their property. whether or not they were home at the time of the incident. They are also responsible for the in jury of someone due to activities aris- ing out of an unchaperoned party in- volving one of their children, regard- less of where the party was. If cars, guns or alcohol are made accessible to minors, the parents are responsible. To the surprise of some parents at the meeting. minors can be sued for their, actions, both intentional and negligent. n ED HUME Will lanswer your questions Fri May 1, 3 4 pm ( 3, NORTH MERCER ISLAND 206-230-0745 A . Open ll Hours April 24 May 7, 1998. List of Publications: Mercer Island High School: Mlcrosoft AA TP, 1 998 Islander Middle School: '0 Parade of Life: Animals 0 Heredity - Cells 0 Matter 0 Chemistry of Matter 0 Evolution - Human Body and Health Intended Use: Science Instruction, Grade Wm Kids know how to network. There s a grapevine about parties. Rich Manoli. liquor and tobacco agent If there is no insurance to cover the incident. the other party can obtain a judgment for monetary damage and has as long as l0 years to collect it. Children can also be sued for vandal~ ism. date rape. fist fights and spread- ing sexually transmitted diseases. of- fenses for which there is typically no insurance coverage, Montgomery said. Parents often end up paying for attor ney and settlement fees out of pock- et, she added. Talking to their children and getting to know their friends are the most im~ portant things parents can do to avoid these situations. said Elliot, Manoli and Merer Island Police school liaison of cer Ed Holmes. ' Don t always trust your kid," Holmes added. As an officer who spends a lot of time with Island high school students, he said he thinks he has a good sense about which of them drink, but even he is surprised some- times. He told parents not to dismiss these issues as those that don t con- cem them, because they are relevant to Mercer Island. He cited instances of Island par- ents who left their children home alone- for a month with grocery money and then returned to find their home had been the site of dozens of parties. Holmes urged parents to get neigh- bors and relatives to keep an eye on what goes on while they are gone. It s easy to spot a party in the neighbor-. hood because there are 200 extra cars around the block that night, he said. I LOW COS CREMATION I From , We guarantee the lowest price in the area. 425-895-0421 ophia s European Salaam/amt. Full Service Stylist Trained with Juarez in Washington Vidal Sasson in London Specialist in foils color Due to overwhelming response, now available days. Mort-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9 3 7675 S.E. 27th Mercer Island 2 Phone: 206-236- I 992 MERCER ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #400 Announcement The titles and intended uses of the basic instructional materials indicated below are announced for public review and approval by the Instructional Materials Committee. The materials will be available for on-site review at the Administration Building, Conference Room A, irbm Glencoe. 1997 Intended Use: Chemistry/Physics Instruction. Grade 9 Apple Maclntosh Service Tralnlng, 1997 Intended Use: Technology Instruction. Grades 9-12 Scjgncejeries Modules, Prentice Hall, 1997 - Parade of Life: Monerans Miner-11W Larson Boswell, Stilt. D.C. Heath and Company. a division of Houghton Miiflin COmpany, 1997 Intended Use: Mathematics Instruction, Grades 6-7' Spacious Mercer Island Property $479,000 Exquisite almost 1/2 acre property on Island's westside. Gorgeous landscaping. BR, 2 BA and bright formal areas. you will fall in love. Newly redone kitchen. fabulous hardwoods and many Other special amenities. $749,000 New 4 BR, 3% BA home is by Mercer Island's own Aspen Development. With use of the highest quality materials. this exquisite new home boasts formal living & dining rooms, great room concept with the kitchen. eating area and family room, and a yard for fun all year round. New onstruinn Mercer Island $995,000 Design the home of your dreams with western ex osure and lake and mountain views. ASPEN D VELOPMENT, Mercer Island s luxury home specialist. will build a spectacular new home for you. Call Belt or Karina to see plans or learn more details a out these fabulous options! TOP PRODUCING AGENT 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS i A. BETTY DeLAURENTI g . r MS (206) 230-5109 REAL ESTATE , a Heathand Company, a division of Houghton Mii in Company. 1997 Intended Use: Mathematics Instruction, Grades IL; I l L .' Awash, Larson Boswell, Stilt. D. Island Park, Lakerldge at West Mercer Elementary Schools Science Kits, Delta: 0 Finding the Moon 0 Solar System Intended Use: Science instruction, Primary Grades 4/5 Silver Burdett Ginn inc 1995 Intended Use: Music Instruction, Grades K-5 0", EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY