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LETTERS: more on community center, the Roanoke inn. '. . Continued from page A6 classic example of misleading the pub- lic. Yes, our assessment rates are com- paratively low, but that is because av- erage values on the Island are among the highest in the area. In terms of ac- tual'tax dollars collected to pay for public services, we pay plenty. On top of that, consider that our waten’sewer rates have gone up again, the recent rash of school bonds are about to kick in, the schools now need even more money to remodel an ad— ditional campus and to pay for all the portables they are bringing in, we are funding a new fire station, we are told much of our open—space land requires more tax support for adequate main— Real Estate year? full price offer? shims ., CliniCal- , managed care policies? Q What are the top 5 questions I shouldask an ' agent I am hiring to sell my home? A 1. What helps you stand out amongst the other- top Mercer Island agents? ' 2. How many homes have you sold in the last “Quality Suva" WW3». . ‘ I Psychologist . What should a client or potential client under- ‘stand about the impact of current insurance and tenance and our tax rates will soon be escalating to support various rapid transit and public transportation projects. Enough is enough, and the city of- ficials and staff who are so gullibly promoting this excessive project appear to have some hidden agenda which is clearly not in the best financial inter- ests of the public they are supposed to be serving. .l. D. Morrison We should follow golden rule of neighborhoods The City Council-proposed bond is- sue to double the size of the commu- nity center is opposed by the, Mercer Vrew neighborhood (Aug. 12 Reporter.) Betty J. DeLaurenti 3. What professional designations do you hold and what local groups do you network with? 4. What is your marketing plan to get my home sold? 5. What price will attract the most buyers and bring in a strong, You are hiring the individual agent to be responsible for selling your home. The company’s reputation and financial standing are . important, but remember, selling. real estate is a very local and personal business. Hire the best and forget the rest. For answers to all of your real estate questions, call Betty DeLaurenti at (206) 230-51 09. ’ e Earls, PhD. 206-230-5109 When council member Judy Clibbom first ran for office she said it would be necessary for the council to endorse projects that impact neighborhoods, (Oct. 8, 1985 Reporter.) and she lost. None of the current council members ran on a platform of impacting the neigh— borhoods, yet that’s what the City Council does. The City Council impacted the neigh— borhoods in rezoning QFC Village for multi—family housing and in attempt- ingto destroy Mercerdale Park by lo- cating the fire station there. Most of us are only concerned when the council impacts OUR neighbor- hood. A good example of this is Jim Pearman, the personable co—chair of the Community Center Task Force. Jim, like me, lives next to QFC Village on the TRAVEL * south end. We both attended a recent meeting and objected to a proposed l30-foot communication monopole US V West wants to locate near QFC Village. Jim rightly said, “Anyone who does- n’t think thismonopole will have a tremendous visual impact on the Island either has a low IQ or is on the payroll of US West.” (Sept. 2 Reporter.) Yet when the Mercer View neighbors objected to the oversized proposal for the Community Center, Jim insisted that the proposal be accepted as is (Aug. 12 Reporter). It wasn’t in OUR neighbor- hood. Doubling the size of the com- munity center will have a much greater impact on a neighborhood that is al-v ready impacted by Luther Burbank, the Park & Ride, and the current commu— nity center than a big, ugly monopole will We are planning a family reunion for our par- Q . ents 50th wedding anniversary but our family is spread all over the country. Where is a good place to have a “get together" where no one has to fly very far? 'A. Right in the middle of the country! Meet all-of your relatives on the mighty Mississippi River and spend 2-14 days cruising through America's heartland on a - JackieA enbe Presiiizent rg ' Delta Queen Steamboat. These luxurious river boats will take you through some of America’s most beautiful and historic places while giving you plenty of time to catch up with all your rela— tives. Included in your cruise are four sumptuous meals a day, profes- sional showboat-style entertainment and a host of informative lectures and other daily activities for all ages. This great vacation will make planning your family reunion a snap and ensure that you all have a wonderful time while you’re there. FIR$T DI$COUNT TRAVEL ; Advertising, advertising for me? A. 2729 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island I just opened a new business on Mercer . island, what is the most effective method of Old or new, the best way. to promote 230-6494 , Wednesday, Septemberl6, 1998 - Mercer island Reporter A7 have on the south end. We should do unto other neighbor— hoods as we would have the council do unto our neighborhood. The Mercer View neighborhood sup- ports a reasonably-sized community center. If voters approve the oversized proposal, the council will be emboldened to impact the next neighborhood. If Islanders unite with the Mercer View neighborhood and reject the proposal, - maybe the City Council will get with them. Ira B. Appelman Patrons of Roanoke inn are ‘CIVll and considerate :I am writing‘to-let youlmowthat I am 'j’ .and has lots of clothing "the ten % off-pro sinfwu new home? A. InVSurance, , ~.lf my.,child is living on campus while in college, ' personal-bolongi and the'family computer, is t covered if V V stolen in a burgla ‘? What'covei'age exists: does ses limit apply? A_'The 1O percent'liinit does not» apply to personal property away from the residence premises in the case of a student while the student is regis- tered for-classes. Thus, all the student‘s property is covered, subject to the personal property limit and to any other special‘ '2: limits or exclusions. The computer limit applies, but the comput-, ; . “er of a student is specifically, covered while “at a residence « “ away from home.” Be aware-that if the student spends the sum-V . - ‘ trier-vacation atthe school's location-but is NOT in school 1' , ' and/or has a job, the coverage may no longer apply. Call your ,‘ i - insurance agent with’rSPEClFlCS if there are any questions! Paulin'e Reed 232-1000 , g 2815 80th Ave. 3.1;. (Next to QFC) Residential Mortgages ..Q.~lamintheprocessoflooltingforahomewiththe' help of my Realtor. is there anything i should be 3 doing at this time regarding the financing of my Yes.- ,lt”_is"very important for you and your t a long-time patron of the Roanoke Inn and that it would Sadden me greatly to see any changes which would cause it to close. As a board member of the Continental Place, I have experience and knowl— edge of the trials of dealing with row— dy drinking establishments. Yet in all the years lhave been go— ing to the Roanoke, the patrons have all been civil and considerate and I have yet to see or hear any activities which would cause a disturbance or reason to consider the Roanoke to be anything ." . “net, - r t'rrr: r: rrr. warren i i but an eclectic, colorful and valued ad- i dition to any community. a an- as Please lend your support to tire « Roanoke Inn as lhave done. 3??“ ; Dan News" 83‘ stereos, H Pauline Reed t l | I i I A Read your policy carefully. To contain costs, ' . - insurance companies are asking for more information about cases before approving sessions and/or claims. As a result, it is becoming common for clients to choose topay the fee themselves to protect confidentiality to the highest degree possible. Moreover, self-pay clients have the right to request in writing that only the notes required by law be kept, i.e., name, date, amount of - payment, and very general reason for visit. Mental health providers will work with clients to guide treatment to be the most cost-effective therapy possible for their iSSUes, problems, and goals. MARYANNE EARLS, PH.D. The Globe Building x . 9725 SE 36th'St. Suite 212 , Mercer Island 98040 (206) 236-567 8 , Realtor to know how much of a loan or Michael L. Cha pelle effectively, ,house’gfor which you qualify. MortgaaeBauker Emilie“; . ; The way-to ascompii'shthis is to get pre-‘approVed (not pm‘ qualified) by your lender. A pre-appro'val is a credit approval pit to a home havingbeen selected. in a competitive real edat ‘ market, sellers of homes are more» likely to sell to a pre—- , approved buyer to lessen the risk of the sale falling through. ' Once the new home is under contract, all the lender has to do is ., 1 complete an appraisal and title search of the new property and, the loan is virtually ready to close. . » ~ our business is through frequency. -- I 3étudy after study shows that aconsist- A’dan Maher ent, regular message is more likely to generate» action from consumers than a one-time massive ad. A customer may not respond to your first ad, even if interested. Yourmessage may have to be read three or more times before you get response. A reg- ular ad reassures the public that you-are a regular and stable business. . * ' “its; REPORTER ‘ 232-1215 H] g. . E “E Michael-L. Chappelle ) a (4253 391-1860 Office - 'Iioll Free: 1-800-861-1860 «magma Roofer , , Q‘ I see metal roofs everywhere. What’s ‘ the deal with metal? A. Metal roofs have been used for hundreds of years and have an outstanding track record. Simply-put, metal is the biggest bang for your buck. While metal roof systems cost more than composition roofs, they will last longer and require much less maintenance- Additionally, metal is very diverse and can be installed over low pitched roofs currently roofed with hot tar. Chiropractic Q, When should you go‘to a chiropractor? A. My Dr.,'says l have TMJ, l’m .in , , alot of pain,.can you help me? , .Yes. lhave a'few techniques that help relieve TMJ pain. Face, head, neck . , massage craniosacral therapyare ‘ . x . Very helpful. TMJ can cause head— Baring!!!“ aches-if you don’t get the muscles ‘. loosened up..-:if yougrind your teeth at night, ask your}. S dentist’about a. mouthpiece. Soothing music is great a medicinal if your stressis work related, get away from... ' your work areaytake a walk at lunch. Take your breaksl, You don't have to wait until you experi- ‘ once a sharp pain or sudden change in your health to go to a'chiropractor.‘ People Dr. Core T. choose to see a chiropractor because they Ebbin’ ‘C- , are interested in improving their health and quality of life without using artificial methods like medications or “symp- tom reiievers.” With the state-of-the-art computerized evaluations we utilize in our office, which do not expose a person to radiation, we are‘able to specifically identify how an individual’s spinal column is related to all the ' major systems in the body. ALPINE FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC - 3236 78th Ave SE, #104 ‘ ' ‘ 232-4700 Jay Hwblitzel P$:“Seeking garden cottage. ‘ e ."W Barb Timoi LMP (206)230-3576 2825 80th Ave SE 205 Mercer Island. WA 98040, Mm AUO‘INVJ.‘I ma fined 53A , Veg-gr" r? slams : a If i n- K As Mercer island profesSlonol. you are invited'foddvise and educate 12,500 via a monthly advertising feature in the Mercer island Reporter. Edch advertiser is guaranteed to be the only one in his/her field of specialization. ‘ ' The formal for'thé'dds will include 0 picture of'the advertiser and Cl question dnd answer. reversedds. - ,. ' 5 Published: Mercenisldnd Reporter: 3rd Wednesday each month 3' Deadline: Preceding, Wednesday ‘ . ‘ i Controct‘domr‘nitment: 6 months - v Logos may be used but the-revvlli be no special borders or k ', a , i For information'cdli: Aidandhfler - i' V ‘ j ‘. *"(206)232-121-5- ,