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A8 Mercer Island Reporter Wednesday, December 15, 2004 "I'm pleased with the care that Keith Ellis (district mainte- nance supervisor) and Brandi Matthews-Fox, (engineering con- sultant) have taken to ensure that this parking lot design will pro- vide a safe drop off and pick-up area for our Island Park students;' she said. "Although a portion of the north field will be lost, the safety this design brings for our students, staff and parents is a plus." But the responsibility for safe- t~ 4 / Drawings show 50 additional parking spaces and more ing at Island Park Elementary School. Courtesy of the Mercer Island School District lanes for improved access and queu- ty will still reside with people despite the presence of flaggers of the present situation. "I've "The major problems I have and small children, and people seen crossing guards and traffic observed are drivers traveling talking on their cell phones and flaggers nearly get hit as a result too fast through the school zone not paying attention" Suhm said of one or the other of these." DRUGS: Juvenile had homemade explosives OBITUARY Alexander 'Rex' Hunter Alexander Hunter, "Rex" to all ~ daughters: who knew him, died Wednesday, ~ [] Lindsay and Nov. 24, 2004. ~ [] her husband, Mr. Hunter was born in 1924, ~ [] Harold; Vicki in Canada. He served in the Royal ~ I and her hus- Canadian Navy from1941to1946. ~i b a n d , He worked in the manufacturing ~ ~ Carmen; his business in Canada and in the ~ ~l~ son Douglas Western United States. A civil en- ~ .I and his wife, gineer by profession he worked Alexander Manana; and with computers and robotics. Hunter two grand- He was a life member in children: Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club and Nicolas and Alexandra. was a boater for many years. Mr. A memorial service will be held Hunter was an active member in at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Holy Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Trinity Lutheran Church on Mercer Mercer Island, where he resided Island, 8501 S.E. 40th St. for almost 40 years. He loved soc- Remembrances may be sent to cer and helped establish youth soc- Children's Hospital, 4800 Sand cer on the Island, volunteered as a Point Way N.E Seattle, WA 98105 coach and also refereed many games, or Emmanuel Episcopal Church, S.urvivors include his wife of 4400 86th Ave. S.E Mercer Island, 50 years, Elizabeth (Betty); his WA98040. Visit us on the Web at www.mi-reporter.com What's Lurking in your Crawls aace and Attic? Continued from A1 Biller was on the Mercer Island lacrosse team and Embly was a Narcotics Task Force last spring wrestler at the school. surrounding alleged drag use at Three of the four juveniles ar- the school. According to docu- rested were found guilty earlier ments from the King County this month of drug charges. Prosecutors Office, police officers Two of the students were found observed the seniors delivering to have drug paraphernalia and marijuana on separate occasions, equipment used to package and The amounts involved were 4.0 sell the marijuana. The charges and 5.4 grams of marijuana, against them included the manu- Both incidents were "controlled facture and delivery of the drug buys" where police detectives, us- and possession with intent to de- ing an informant, observe the buys. liver. One teen was in possession One transaction took place in the of over 40 grams of marijuana; high school parking lot and the an amount that makes the pos- other near Youth ~ Northwest; session a felony. Police also found both locations being within 1,000 $775 in the bedroom of one of the feet of school grounds. Dealing students. drugs within a school zone allows Another student was found judges to increase any penalties guilty of delivery of the drug. imposed. Under Washington state The fourth student was arrest- law, delivering marijuana is a felony, ed for the possession of a home- Send it with love. We'll package it with care. We're ready to help getCome to us for unparalled service your gifts where they're going, and low UPS shipping rates on a On time, safe and sound, variety of reliable shipping options: Our friendly packaging UPS Next Day Air~ experts have the know-how UPS 2nd Day Air and the resources to pack UPS 3 Day SelectTM everything to arrive intact. UPS Ground International Stop in for details, or visit us at www.theupsstore.com made explosive device and for a small amount of marijuana found on his person. Two other explo- sive devices were found in his bedroom after officers searched his home. 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