Skyline’s runners win championship

October 28, 2008

The Skyline High School boys cross country team is the 2008 KingCo 4A champion. Read more

Issaquah swimmers crush Interlake in season finale

October 28, 2008

Issaquah junior Tessa McFarland wins the 100-yard freestyle race in 1:02.81, a half-hour after winning the 200-yard freestyle in 2:17.34. Photo by Greg FarrarIssaquah junior Tessa McFarland wins the 100-yard freestyle race in 1:02.81, a half-hour after winning the 200-yard freestyle in 2:17.34. Photo by Greg Farrar

The Issaquah swim team cruised to a 122-60 win against Interlake in a dual match Oct. 23 at Julius Boehm Pool.

With its increased enrollment, Issaquah moved to the 4A rankings this fall, while Interlake remains a much smaller 2A school, struggling to get enough girls to turn out for the swim team, said Issaquah coach Laura Halter.

So, Halter decided to have a little fun with the lineup in Issaquah’s last dual meet of the season. 

Helen Liu, the defending 3A champion in the 50-yard free, competed in the 500-yard free. Read more

Campaign money follows political power

October 28, 2008

Cheryl Pflug tops donations with $160,000 reported so far

Political campaign dollars are flowing freely this season, with incumbents raking in the lion’s share as usual. Also as usual, a look at the donors reveals a lot about the candidates they support in the Nov. 4 general election.

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Candidates for 41st District discuss top concerns at forum

October 28, 2008

Transportation, education and the state’s projected budget shortfall were among the top concerns voiced by the four 41st District candidates at an Oct. 18 forum in Newcastle.

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Newport building planned for Abossein

October 28, 2008

Bellevue engineering firm plans move-in for late 2009 

The plans for this 5,300-square-foot, two-story office building are being reviewed for construction at Newport Way Northwest and Northwest Juniper Street. Drawing by In Form Inc. Architecture and Media Design

The plans for this 5,300-square-foot, two-story office building are being reviewed for construction at Newport Way Northwest and Northwest Juniper Street. Drawing by In Form Inc. Architecture and Media Design

Plans are being reviewed for construction of an office building at the northeast corner of Newport Way and Juniper Street. 

The proposed two-story structure would accommodate offices for the Abossein Engineering Corp., a Bellevue firm, and offer about 5,300 square feet of space. The structure will also house a 13-stall parking lot on the ground level. 

The plan is in the process of getting a site development permit. The project has already passed a state-mandated State Environmental Policy Act environment checklist and received approval concerning on-site wetlands. Read more

Issaquah to host state Sister Cities Conference

October 28, 2008

Issaquah will host the state Sister Cities Conference on Nov. 1, bringing together participants from across the state who are active in Sister City programs.

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Press Editorial

October 28, 2008

5th District incumbents deserve re-election

We believe voters should return all three 5th District legislative incumbents to Olympia as our representatives for another term. These three represent the last bastion of Republicanism on the Eastside, making it difficult for them to pass legislation in a Democratically controlled House and Senate, yet they have never stopped carrying the message of their constituents to the capitol. Read more

To The Editor

October 28, 2008

Prop. 1

City officials didn’t explain adequately how light rail is better than buses

In the letter “Thumbs up on Sound Transit Prop. 1,” Mayor Ava Frisinger and City Councilman Fred Butler asked us to vote yes on Prop. 1.

I’d like to hear an explanation from them how exactly Prop. 1 would benefit Issaquah residents after light rail will take away express lanes on the Interstate 90 floating bridge and buses would have to use no-right of way regular lanes.

It seems to me that buses are much better, less expensive and a more flexible way of transportation than light rail, at least for people living in I-90 corridor.

Michael Fichtenholtz

Issaquah Read more

Off The Press

October 28, 2008

MJ’s classic tune still has the power to thrill

David Hayes Press Reporter

David Hayes Press Reporter

OK. Time for some brutal honesty. 

Despite the man (some would argue freak) he has become, Michael Jackson was one hell of a musician back in the day. His groundbreaking album, “Thriller,” broke all sales records at the time, moving more than a million copies a week after its release Nov. 30, 1982. Timed perfectly for the burgeoning cable network MTV, the album is also fondly remembered for utilizing to perfection the music video. Read more

School Notes

October 28, 2008

Elementary schools

Discovery

The pumpkin carving event is at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 in the multipurpose room. Call 837-4100.

Endeavour 

Family game night is at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 in the multipurpose room. Call 837-7350.

Grand Ridge

Family fall social is at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 in the multipurpose room. Call 837-7925.

Maple Hills

A free parent education seminar for parents of kindergartners and first-graders, Love and Logic, is at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 29 in the library. Call 837-5130.

 

High schools

Issaquah 

The cheer squad hosts a camp for children in preschool to fifth grade from 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 1 in the gym. Cost is $40 and includes a short-sleeved shirt and a picture. Call 837-6015.

Liberty

A drama work party is at 9 a.m. Nov. 1 and 2 on the stage. Call 837-4800.

Students can come to the open gym session at 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Call 837-4800.

District

College visits

High school students have the opportunity to speak to college, university and trade school admissions officers from across the country in coming months. Check your school’s schedule for dates and times. 

Scholarship

The state Auto Dealers Association would like to know what type of car high school seniors imagine driving in 2025. Four essays will earn scholarship money. Deadline is March 6. Get rules at www.wsada.org/scholarship. 

Check it out

Community members and district officials are working to update graduation requirements to meet students’ future needs. Learn more at www.issaquah.wednet.edu/news/hottopics.

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