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Church bumped in frequency bid

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:06PM

The day when Bainbridge tunes to its own 102.5 FM is closer. Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission blocked Bremerton Calvary Chapel’s bid for a low-power FM frequency also sought by Bainbridge Island Broadcasting; the decision leaves the island’s community-access station closer to sole use of the frequency. “We’re happy, of course,” BIB board member Wini Jones said, “but we’re not ready to jump up and down, because it’s not a done deal, not yet.”

Park plans coming into focus

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:06PM

New picnic and play areas – and a restroom – head the list of public wants.
Waterfront Park users want to see the return of a real restroom facility. And in a city-sponsored survey in January, island residents didn’t show much preference where it goes. Asked whether they preferred a location below or next to the park’s tennis courts, respondents offered such comments as, “Somewhere!”, “WHEREVER” and “Either, just build one!” Even John DeMeyer, who runs sailing classes in the park for the Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District, had but one question when drawings of a new park master plan were revealed: “I was just looking for where the bathrooms are,” he said.

Side by side with friends in need

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:06PM

Island musicians gather to raise funds for accident victims.
It may be a long journey from accident to recovery, but for Vicky and Laura Spray, the road is lined with well-wishers. “We’ve had many silver linings, many,” said Laura Spray, badly injured with her sister Vicky in a December accident on SR-305. “In terms of people, it’s been an amazing heartfelt journey because of the people who have come into our life because of this experience.” Benevolent strangers brought meals, donated money and even retooled front stairs to accommodate a walker. A benevolent account, set up at American Marine bank under Spray Accident Fund, has helped with mounting bills, and now friends plan a musical benefit March 27.

No word from WSF on galleys -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:06PM

Washington State Ferries said Tuesday that the selection of vendors for food and beverage service onboard ferries and at docks has been delayed. Selections were supposed to have been announced yesterday, but WSF spokesperson Pat Patterson said that interviews are ongoing. The six finalists for onboard food and beverage service are BH&U Inc. (Port Townsend), Cascade Concessions Services Inc. (Vancouver, Wash.), CDX Corp. (Mukilteo), Sodexho America LLC (Gaithersburg, Md.), Sound Food Cafe, Bakery & Wine Bar (Vashon Island) and Summit Vending, Inc. (Everett).

Three debaters head to Nationals

  • Mar 17, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 5:06PM

Adrian Sampson had a tough debate – with himself. Should he enter the National Speech Tournament qualifier in Duo-Interpretation with partner Ariana Taylor-Stanley, or or in Public Forum with partner Riley Woodward-Pratt? “It was a happy ending,” said Ben de Guzman, English teacher and debate coach. “All three qualified (for Nationals).” The Bainbridge High School Debate Team is sending an unprecedented three students to the National Speech Tournament Beehive Nationals hosted by the National Forensic League in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 13-18. BHS belongs to the Puget Sound District encompassing 19 schools. Only two students can qualify for Nationals in each debate category. Last year, debater Sean Fraga was the first in recent memory to qualify for Nationals.

GOP faithful gird for election battle

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

t It’s tough to be a Republican on Bainbridge, many caucus-goers agree.
With nothing at stake for delegates but the formality of ratifying George Bush’s presidential nomination, island Republicans turned their attention March 9 to fine-tuning Kitsap County’s party platform. About 60 GOP faithful mustered for precinct caucuses at the Bainbridge Island Commons. That number contrasted with the overflow crowds that set attendance records last month, when Democrats caucused to pick their own nominee.

Rockefeller bids for Senate seat

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

His candidacy is anointed by retiring incumbent Betti Sheldon.
Rep. Phil Rockefeller of Bainbridge Island announced Monday that he will seek the 23rd District State Senate seat being vacated by Betti Sheldon. His candidacy comes with a blessing. When talk began earlier this year that Sheldon would retire at the end of the 2004 legislative session, Rockefeller admitted that he didn’t pay much attention. Then he received confirmation from Sheldon herself. “She told me, ‘I’m quite serious about this. I don’t think I want to do this any longer, and I want you to consider going for the seat,’” Rockefeller said.

Faith, hope and learning

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

t St. Cecilia has families lined up for a Catholic education.
Bainbridge Island now has a Catholic school of its own. St. Cecilia Catholic School this month earned affiliation with the Archdiocese of Seattle, bringing the school the financial, professional development, legal and moral support of the ninth largest K-12 school district in Washington. The school that started out as the Mustard Seed pre-school and kindergarten in fall 2001 now boasts first and second grades, and will add a grade each year until it offers K-8. Parents who have the choice of sending their children to a Catholic school nearby say they are pleased.

...And then there were two –– News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

Interim Chief Matt Haney and Alexander Perez, chief of police in the city of Inglewood, Calif., are finalists for the top cop job on Bainbridge Island, Mayor Darlene Kordonowy told the City Council on Wednesday. Haney and Perez emerged as finalists after an open house with council members and citizens, followed by formal interviews last week. A decision is expected later this month.

Dear Editor: an island portrait

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

A pastiche of letters forms a portrait of an island, large events and small. Excerpts from 50 years of letters to the editor of the Bainbridge Review reveal more than islanders’ opinions – they reflect decades of demographic change, chronicle issues that resurface with each generation, and sometimes show a small community overtaken by big events. “If you live here for any time, you pick up a lot of history by absorption,” said Steve Stolee, who will direct Island Theater actors in “Dear Editor,” an original dramatic reading March 13. “But the letters give a face to the history.”

Winslow trailer park gets bad news

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

Financing woes may force property redevelopment in five years, not 10.
Just 10 months ago, residents of Winslow’s Islander Mobile Home Park thought their affordable homes were safe for another decade. The Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority had agreed to buy the park property from owner Pat Alderman; a deal that would have kept the 60-space park as-is for 10 years, after which it would be redeveloped in phases to a mix of affordable and market-rate apartments. The arrangement, though, was contingent on the KCCHA obtaining financing to purchase the 6.4-acre property at its $5.5 million appraisal price. And as residents learned Thursday, the state Housing Trust Fund will only finance the project if redevelopment begins in five years, not 10.

A space mission worth its salt

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

Island researcher leads satellite-based study of salinity’s effect on climate.
It’s still T-minus four years until blast-off, and the cozy Parfitt Way offices of Earth and Space Research are far from launch control. But a squall rattling the windows is a reminder that, while the Aquarius space mission may be years away, the realm of ESR’s research is close by. “(The year) 2008 is a long way away, but the time seems to go by quickly. There’s a lot to do,” said ESR president and oceanographer Gary Lagerloef. Early this year, the Bainbridge resident was named principal investigator for Aquarius/SAC-D, a near-earth satellite mission that will provide the first comprehensive measurements of a fundamental component of global climate: salt.

A choral convergence

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

Two hundred vocalists bring Verdi to the island Sunday.
Choristers from Bainbridge Chorale and Choral Sounds Northwest have packed Bethany Lutheran Church as if the occasion were Easter Sunday. Vocalists in the last few rows stand to catch a glimpse of director Mark Adrian’s raised baton. There is a riffle of air as nearly 200 singers open thick scores. After one audible, collective intake of breath, amazing sound fills the small space. It’s a goose-bump moment for the visitor – and for choristers ripping through a passage as theatrical and melodic as any Verdi penned for Aida or La Traviata, the payoff for months of hard work.

Three options for marsh

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

Restoration studies are under way.
Consultants have identified three options for re-establishing a salt marsh above Manitou Beach Drive. For some neighbors, the project is a welcome step toward restoring threatened salmon populations; for others, the potential for flooding and lower property values – and the smell – remain key issues. “Can we do a restoration project without creating a stinky mud flat? That’s a concern,” conceded Mark Ewbank, representing Herrera Environmental Consultants, at a public presentation at City Hall Thursday. Nearly 50 people, most residents of the Manitou Beach and Murden Cove neighborhoods, attended the meeting, at which Ewbank and others outlined options for linking city-owned land to the shoreline to create an estuarine environment accessible to the public.

Sharp pen, sharper wit

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

David Horsey pokes ‘em where it hurts.
At the height of “Monicagate,” David Horsey took on President Clinton. The editorial cartoonist drew an devastating yet apt portrait of “Bubba” Clinton clad in socks and heart-print boxers, slouched in a lawn chair in front of a trailer, soda in hand and a cheeseburger resting on his gut, watching a TV rigged with a coat-hanger antenna.

Child to lead Bainbridge Island Broadcasting –– News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

Elise Child of Seattle has been named executive director of Bainbridge Island Broadcasting, the organization announced. She replaces Wendy Johnson, who is stepping down. Child brings 15 years of experience in community and government media and video production, with stations in Oregon and Hawaii. Most recently, she has served as director of outreach, promotion and programs for community access SCAN-TV in Seattle.

Sounds of the subcontinent

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

Island School immerses its students in the world of India.
Iridescent and gold-embroidered scarves hang undulating from the hallway ceilings, wrapped in wafts of incense. Indian music drones, punctuated by a drummer in the hallway as sari-clad teachers walk by. For luck, arriving visitors step through the colorful Rangoli chalk pattern drawn on the threshold.

Appleton to seek Rockefeller’s seat

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:04PM

The Bainbridge incumbent is likely to run for the state Senate.
Another North Kitsap resident has thrown her hat into the ring to run for Phil Rockefeller’s seat in the state Legislature. Democrat and former Poulsbo City Councilwoman Sherry Appleton announced Tuesday that she will seek the 23rd Legislative District, Position 1 seat. Appleton said she declared her candidacy after talking to Rockefeller at Sen. Betti Sheldon’s retirement announcement a week ago. Rockefeller is expected to announce after the Legislative session that he will seek the Senate seat being vacated by Sheldon at the end of the year.

Island in line for low-power radio station

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:04PM

But BIB, Bremerton church can’t agree to share the frequency.
Bainbridge Island Broadcasting and Bremerton’s Calvary Chapel are “MXed.” The term, meaning “mutually exclusive,” describes the dilemma of two organizations improbably linked by the Federal Communications Commission. At issue: an FCC decision that would have the Bremerton-based evangelical Christian church and BIB, the island’s community access television station, sharing the same low-frequency FM airwaves in a new radio venture. The pairing occurred when both organizations applied for the frequency, the only one available in the central Puget Sound area.

Settlement in Znetix suit –– News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:04PM

A Seattle law firm that represented both Znetix/Health Maintenance Centers and founder Kevin Lawrence will pay up to $15 million to settle claims against the firm, court-appointed receiver Michael Grassmueck announced Friday. Most of the funds from the settlement with the law firm of Ogden Murphy Wallace PLLC will go to reimburse those bilked by Lawrence in the $93 million stock fraud, Grassmueck said.

Four finalists for police chief position

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:04PM

Hopefuls were interviewed Friday – two local, two from out of state.
Hopefuls for chief of the Bainbridge Island Police Department have been winnowed to four finalists, the mayor’s office announced this week. Candidates Matt Haney, Helmut Steele, Alexander Perez and Anthony Garrett mingled with City Council members and invited members of the public at an informal get-together Thursday evening at Four Swallows restaurant. They were given formal interviews Friday by a panel that included the mayor and interim city Administrator Lee Walton; several area police chiefs; Charlie Wiggins, a Bainbridge attorney with judicial experience; and Bainbridge fire chief Jim Walkowski.

Fire board halves May levy request

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:04PM

The district will ask voters to support a 10 percent tax hike.
Responding to criticism from former fire officials, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department board of commissioners this week halved the tax increase it will seek on the May 18 ballot. Voters will be asked to approve a property tax “lid lift” of some 10 percent, raising the district’s take to $4.278 million in 2005 including tax revenues from new construction, up from $3.761 million this year, fire commissioners decided Wednesday. The base property tax would be set at that level, increasing each year by 1 percent plus the tax value of new construction.

Can't teach without 'tech'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:04PM

Bainbridge schools lack computers for students.
Enrique Chee is stumped by a math problem. The Bainbridge High School physics teacher can’t divide 30 by 10 to get 2. The numbers just don’t work – and neither do physics labs, when 30 students share 10 computers. Students in Chee’s class must work in teams of three, and that often means one is “odd man out.” “Research has shown that with three or four (students) per computer, you lose a kid,” he said. For Chee’s physics classes – as for biology and chemistry classes – computers are a necessity because they support the probes used to measure everything from motion, sound and light to conductivity, pH balance and ultraviolet waves.

Utopia, not realpolitick, is poet’s place

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:04PM

Wakoski’s work defies the rise of corporate culture, ‘propoganda.’
Diane Wakoski looks to art and not to politics. The poet, who lectures at the Bainbridge library on March 9, is more concerned with honing her own vision than espousing an ideology. Her views are not popular with many of her peers, she says. “If I’d been willing to say I was a feminist, I’d be rich and famous. But I’m not a feminist, I’m not working for ‘the cause.’” she said. “The kinds of limitations we felt as women were so slight and moderate. Sure, there were more men poets, but that may have been an advantage, because I got more attention.”

Spartans stumble, can't finish off Rainier Beach

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:04PM

Momentum in high school basketball can change as quickly as Pacific Northwest weather. And the Bainbridge Spartan girls found themselves on the wrong side of a fourth-quarter squall Thursday night in the state 3A tournament quarterfinal matchup with Rainier Beach, falling 51-48 at the Tacoma Dome. The defeat pushed Bainbridge into a consolation bracket contest against Ellensburg Friday afternoon. If victorious in that game, Bainbridge plays for fourth place in the state today at 1:30 p.m. Rainier Beach continued with a game against Clarkston yesterday in the semi-final action.

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