Set your clocks forward tomorrow

March 7, 2009

NEW — Noon March 7, 2009

Prepare to spring forward: Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Set your clocks one hour ahead before bedtime and plan accordingly. Many computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices will make the adjustment automatically.

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Memorial set for Sunday for Issaquah High School student

March 7, 2009

NEW — 6:12 p.m. March 6, 2009

Services for Nicholas W. Bethel, a 17-year-old Issaquah High School student who died in Seattle Tuesday, will be held Sunday in SeaTac.

In lieu of floral arrangements, the Bethel family is asking friends and family to bring photos or mementos for the service table or to donate to Issaquah Little League. Friends are also invited to share their memories of Bethel on Facebook.com where the family has dedicated a site – “In Loving Memory of Nick Bethel” – to him.

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Patriots video wins battle of the bands

March 6, 2009

Liberty High School’s marching band video in the KZOK Battle of the Bands included this scene. Contributed

Liberty High School’s marching band video in the KZOK Battle of the Bands included this scene. Contributed

The Liberty High School Marching Band has won this year’s KZOK Battle of the Bands competition. The Patriots marching band topped 43 other high school bands in Western Washington to claim the grand prize of $10,000.

“I felt the students did a great job of performing the piece and I thought our video went the extra mile to really entertain the viewers,” said Phil Donley, Liberty band director. “ Once we got past the text-voting stage of the contest, I thought we had a very good chance of winning, but you never know what other people are going to think.”

Donley said the band is forming a student committee that will be used to help sift through the ideas that have been coming in regarding how to spend the money. Read more

Eagles beat Pasco, will play for fourth place at state

March 6, 2009

UPDATED — 5:36 p.m. March 6, 2009

The Issaquah girls basketball team pulled off a 52-50 consolation-round win Friday against the state’s top-ranked team, Pasco, at the Tacoma Dome. Issaquah handed Pasco only its second loss of the season.

The win put the Lady Eagles (19-7) into the fourth-place match against Auburn-Riverside (22-7) Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

March 5 – quarterfinals

The Federal Way girls basketball team opted not to trap Issaquah when the two teams were being introduced for the start of a Class 4A state quarterfinals contest Thursday night.

It was the last time Federal Way would be so nice.

Using a trapping defense that seemingly covered the entire court, Federal Way forced 19 turnovers and ran away from Issaquah 54-38 at the Tacoma Dome.
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Six local residents perform in ‘The Music Man,’ opening tonight

March 5, 2009

NEW — 5 p.m. March 5, 2009

When the Bellevue Community College drama department puts on its depiction of the musical “The Music Man,” six local residents will take the stage.

“The Music Man” tells the story of con man Harold Hill, whose latest con involves the people of the fictional River City, Iowa. He plans to form a children’s band and skip town with the money he collects. However, a budding relationship with librarian Marian Paroo complicates things.

Upon its release in 1957, it won five Tony Awards and a Grammy Award. A film adaptation came out in 1962.

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Tune Tales at the Issaquah Library / March 5, 2009

March 5, 2009

South Cove man runs but can’t hide from police

March 5, 2009

NEW — 11:15 a.m. March 5, 2009

A South Cove man caught driving with a suspended license eluded Issaquah police early yesterday morning. Officers arrested the 43-year-old man at his home about two hours after he fled from patrol cars.

Officers were conducting a routine traffic stop in the 18200 block of West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast at 6:45 a.m. When officers told the driver he was under arrest for driving with a suspended license, he refused and shifted the truck into drive. Officers reached inside the Chevrolet pickup to stop him. He closed the window and fled.

The driver crossed eastbound Interstate 90 and the median, and then turned onto westbound I-90. Officers alerted the Washington State Patrol and the Bellevue Police Department.

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Issaquah High School student’s cause of death is pending

March 4, 2009

NEW — 7:40 p.m. March 4, 2009

Nicholas W. Bethel, 17-year-old Issaquah High School student, died in Seattle March 3.

The cause and manner of his death are pending, according to officials at the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

A cause of death could be days, weeks or months away, depending on the additional laboratory tests needed to make that determination, those officials said. Those tests can include microbial, neurological and toxicology tests, they said.

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Equine health lecture series offered

March 4, 2009

For those looking for information about how to better care for their horses or to just learn more about the animal, Dr. Hank Greenwald, of Equine Medicine and Surgery, is hosting a series of lectures. Read more

Issaquah High School community mourns student

March 4, 2009

NEW — 1:37 p.m. March 4, 2009

The following note was sent late yesterday to the Issaquah High School community via the school’s e-news list:

Dear Issaquah High Community:

We began our school day with the sad and unexpected news that one of our students died last night. The entire Issaquah High School community hurts from the loss. There is a chance your child will feel unsettled, at the least, tonight and in the coming days.

To prepare our campus for the impact of this sad news, we requested extra counseling support from nearby high schools and created a safe room where any student or staff member could go to process their feelings and receive help. We individually notified students and adults with close relationships with the student, and we alerted the entire staff via e-mail.

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