To The Editor

March 30, 2009

Living in Issaquah

A wonderful place the past 29 years Read more

Off The Press

March 30, 2009

Warren Kagarise Press Reporter

Warren Kagarise Press Reporter

Kayaking trip yields new perspective

Where I come from, a cold day is 60 degrees — balmy by Western Washington standards.

My parents and I moved to Florida when I was 12. Awash in the boundless sunshine that gives the state its nickname, I banished memories of childhood blizzards to the deep freeze of my mind. Florida is nicknamed the Sunshine State with good reason. Read more

Press Editorial

March 30, 2009

Death penalty costly — in dollars and ethics

Cal Brown’s reprieve from death row two weeks ago presents an opportunity to re-evaluate the value of the death penalty in Washington state. We can understand a desire for justice to be served, but on balance, capital punishment does not deliver. Read more

Roll call

March 30, 2009

 

olympia-state-logo-200901001ESHB 2295, which passed the House by a vote of 57-35, requires the Department of Social and Health Services to adopt a rule that specifies one regional service delivery system. It is now before the Senate Human Services and Corrections Committee. Read more

Public Meetings

March 30, 2009

April 1

Development Commission Read more

Event works to expand girls’ horizons into science, math

March 30, 2009

Pine Lake Middle School sixth-graders Lisa Gutcher, Lear Keren and Angie Cluff (from left) show off their inner-ear molds from a career seminar at the 27th annual Expanding Your Horizons event March 22 hosted by the American Association of University Women. By Chantelle Lusebrink

Pine Lake Middle School sixth-graders Lisa Gutcher, Lear Keren and Angie Cluff (from left) show off their inner-ear molds from a career seminar at the 27th annual Expanding Your Horizons event March 22 hosted by the American Association of University Women. By Chantelle Lusebrink

Girl power was in the air at the 27th annual Expanding Your Horizons Event for middle school girls at Bellevue Community College March 22.

“Whatever guys can do, girls can do better,” said Lisa Gutcher, a Pine Lake Middle School sixth-grader. “Everyone says science and math are for guys and we say, ‘No, it’s not.’”

The event is aimed at engaging young women to pursue careers in science and math-related fields.

Nearly 420 middle school girls chose from among 40 career seminars with women professionals in fields like law enforcement, medicine, graphics, programming, engineering, architecture and media.

While they teach a practical skill, the mentors speak about what their jobs are like, what challenges they face, what rewards they see and what type of education students will need to break into the field.

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Local cook to compete for national chef title

March 30, 2009

Elise Lalor shows off her winning recipe, laced lamb with figs, which brought her to the Manischewitz Cook-Off in New York in February. Contributed

Elise Lalor shows off her winning recipe, laced lamb with figs, which brought her to the Manischewitz Cook-Off in New York in February. Contributed

Carefree in their 20s, Elise and Joseph Lalor didn’t care too much for cooking or what was on their plates.
“If there was a pill we could have taken and still have gotten all our nutritional values from it, we would have done it,” Joseph Lalor said. “But today, it’s almost sacrilege to think that way.”

What started as a necessity has turned into a passion for culinary experimentation for Elise, and a new pastime for Joseph. 

“He’s become quite the taster, as long as it’s not seafood,” she said. Read more

Littlest Leprechaun

March 30, 2009

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Providence Marianwood resident Rachel Darst and her great-grandson Andrew Walker, 2, celebrate a little luck o’ the Irish at the Providence Marianwood St. Patrick’s Day party March 17. By Diane Bixler

Community calendar

March 30, 2009

Easter

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church hosts an Easter egg hunt after the 9 and 11 a.m. services April 4 at 325 S.E. Darst St. Call 392-3215. Read more

Floyd Gunnar Seil

March 30, 2009

Floyd Gunnar Seil

Floyd Gunnar Seil

Floyd Gunnar Seil, of Kirkland, died March 5, 2009, in Kirkland. He was 50. Read more

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