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Liberty’s Joseph Yea runs with a ball as Bellevue’s Leonard Wolfork tries to catch him from behind.

Liberty stopped by Bellevue’s stingy defense

Bellevue’s Leonard Wolfork got something rare in football: a second chance. And this time, he made sure no one caught him.

Liberty’s Joseph Yea runs with a ball as Bellevue’s Leonard Wolfork tries to catch him from behind.

Take back true meaning of ‘American Dream’

Even if you actively avoid paying attention to politics, you might still have accidentally stumbled across the recent news of General Colin Powell’s endorsement of Senator Barack Obama. The endorsement was covered extensively. But during the course of his interview on Meet the Press, Powell made a statement that was arguably much more important than his preferred presidential pick, and yet it went almost entirely unreported in the news.

Vote for Rossi

Definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Washington voters do a great job of living up to this definition when it comes to our elected officials. In election after election, we send the same people to Olympia always expecting a different result, only to hear about the same, unresolved issues four years later. Washington voters have a chance to break this cycle in 2008 by electing Dino Rossi as governor.

What’s the best investment advice for the public today? Simply stay calm

When you’re in a state of panic, you can do things really well, such as run after a bus, think up an excuse or find a last- minute gift. Other tasks require a calmer approach. You don’t want to be panicky when you’re slicing a tomato, pouring hot coffee or preparing your taxes — and certainly not when you’re investing for the long term.

Benjamin McCabe
Benjamin McCabe

Really Simple Syndication — information, your way

Election Day is fast approaching and we’ve all been implored to cast our votes on Nov. 4 ‚ “because it is our right and our responsibility to do so.” Additionally, we’re told our future depends on it! To be sure, this is important business and, as such, requires attention to detail in order to make the important choices. I would submit, the best way to make these choices is to do so from an informed position.

Sammamish: ‘Yes’ for parks — and the parkway, too

In the Oct. 17 issue, Jeff Matson urged voters to vote “no” on Sammamish Propositions 1 and 2 — because he believes that the East Lake Sammamish Parkway project should be axed and that our council members don’t deserve dental and vision insurance.

Merton L. Vincent

Merton L. VincentMerton L. Vincent, born December 19, 1941 and died on October 22, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona, after a courageous battle with cancer. He… Continue reading

Mark Buick of Sammamish rehearses his pirate character in the Nightmare at Beaver Lake’s “Olde Tavern.”
Mark Buick of Sammamish rehearses his pirate character in the Nightmare at Beaver Lake’s “Olde Tavern.”

Vote ‘Yes’ for Sammamish parks and Issaquah fire

Absentee ballots are in the mail this week, and it’s time for voters in Issaquah and Sammamish to take a stand on two local issues. Our editorial board supports the $19 million Sammamish parks bond and annual $310,000 levy measures, as well as the $4.5 million Issaquah fire bond measure, and we think you should, too.

‘Dude’ is the new ‘daddio,’ and it’s here to stay

When I was a teenager, I remember watching TV at Dean Cartmill’s house. Dean was my best friend and one of the most even-tempered people around. Nothing seemed to make him angry. But on that particular occasion, Dean’s dad sauntered into the TV room and greeted us with “Hi, girls.” I didn’t think much of it. I figured he was just being funny.

Rain can’t stop the festivities at Salmon Days

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.

Expect delays on SR 900

State Route 900 will be closed down to one lane from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Thursday. The closures will be from Talus Drive to Newport Way.

Bernie Perenchio

Bernie PerenchioBernie Perenchio of Bellevue, was born on March 30, 1928 in Milwaukee, WI. He passed away on October 7, 2008 in Bellevue, WA. He… Continue reading

Daniel Cook shows off his loot after one of his family’s geocaching trips.

Going on a treasure hunt; ‘X’ no longer marks the spot

Sammamish’s Cook family has found a new, adventurous hobby that gives additional meaning to their family hikes and helps bring them together.

Daniel Cook shows off his loot after one of his family’s geocaching trips.

Issaquah School Board seeks applicants to fill Mike Winkler’s vacant position

The hunt is on for a new school board member.

Resident applauds neighbor’s efforts

Thank you for the informative article about Michelle Moulton (Sept. 12 Sammamish Reporter). As neighbors of the Moultons, we have witnessed Michelle’s courage first-hand as she has endured endless tests and procedures over the last few years while actively promoting the causes of universal health care and insurance reform in hopes that it will help others. You can read more about her work and her plight at: www.friendsofmichelle.com.

Katie Regielsperger

SAMMIs recognize a ‘magificent moment:’ teen saves drowning man

In the course of our busy days, we interact with and impact the lives of numerous other human beings. We navigate on automatic pilot through the mundane tasks of suburban existence, barely conscious of how our actions or words influence our neighbors or coworkers. Then, one day in a moment of need, we are jolted awake by an unusual act of kindness: A stranger pays for our latte when we’re caught without our wallet, or allows us merge on to the highway when it seems that no one else will. Sometimes the moment is truly extraordinary and that unknown neighbor saves our life.

Katie Regielsperger

Issaquah City Council reviews report about citizen’s sole source aquifer request

The Issaquah City Council on Tuesday heard the city’s analysis of a citizen’s petition to designate the Lower Issaquah Valley Aquifer as a sole-source aquifer.