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Council eyeing higher stipend for job

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:33PM

Llewellyn, Knobloch cite long hours and many meetings. Increasing responsibilities and time demands could mean a pay raise for the Bainbridge city councilors this year. The city’s Salary Commission, which reviews and recommends salaries for elected officials, was convened last week at the request of several council members. The $600 councilors are paid each month isn’t enough to match inflation and the positions’ growing demands, said Councilman Jim Llewellyn, who initiated the six-member citizen commission’s reformation.

News Roundup -- Small change, big donations/Bike/Ped plans rolling forward

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:33PM

The children of Bainbridge Island have emptied piggy banks and pockets, sold hot chocolate and collected spare change on the streets, raising well over $10,000 for the Coins That Care tsunami relief fund. High School senior Skodi Van Reis led a contingent of teens that collected more than $3,000 last week, soliciting donations at stores and coffee shops.

Boards sticks with internment lessons

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:33PM

Critics of sixth-grade “Leaving Our Island” curriculum claim lessons remain biased. After six months of debate and intense media coverage, the Bainbridge Island school board gave its blessing Thursday to changes in “Leaving Our Island,” a civil rights curriculum on the internment of Japanese American residents – 242 of them members of the Bainbridge community – during World War II.

Delegation ready for busy session in Oly

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:33PM

Rockefeller, Woods and Appleton lay out their agendas. OLYMPIA – Clutching a slip of paper scheduling every moment of his day, state Sen. Phil Rockefeller swings his long legs toward the shadow of the capitol dome. With the governor’s inauguration only a half hour away, the Bainbridge legislator hopes to squeeze in a meeting with his fellow Democrats on the Senate floor. But first he must contend with the obstacle course that is the capitol campus.

News Roundup -- ‘Anime’ comes to Bainbridge/Internment review finished/Hip hip hooray for Bay Hay/Police slate citizen course/Campbell to honor MLK

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:33PM

The Boys and Girls Club of Bainbridge Island will become an animated fantasy springboard Friday nights starting Jan. 14. The club is hosting a Manga and Anime Art Club for teens ages 13-18, now being advertised by anime drawings from winners of a poster design contest – Emily Safford a student at Hyla Middle School and Julia Chamberlain of Woodward Mddle School. Island artist Gale Rogers, who helped get the club launched, encourages all teens interested in anime to come whether they think they can draw or not.

Buffer codes: With protection comes exception

  • Jan 12, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 5:33PM

Wetland and stream protections aren’t always cast in stone. If buffer protections widen around island wetlands and streams, exceptions to protected areas rules are also likely to expand. A clearer process would also be welcome, some who deal with the current regulations say. Existing critical areas rules have thrown up a near-insurmountable wall of red-tape, said Nathan Odell, who has applied for a “reasonable use exception” on a Fort Ward property that he intends to buy.

Youth critical after pool mishap

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

The Poulsbo boy was rescued from the bottom by a parent. A birthday party at the Bainbridge Aquatics Center took a tragic turn on Sunday, when a 10-year-old Poulsbo boy was found unconscious at the bottom of the pool. The child, whose name was not released, was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Seattle, where he is on a respirator and remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit, police said.

News Roundup -- Flynn defends vote counts/Gym pumps up for tsunami/Workshops set for school levy/Bands rock Sunday night/Open house for bike/ped

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

The Republican campaign for a new vote in the governor’s race has raised the ire of Kitsap County Auditor Karen Flynn, who disagrees with the notion that the election was poorly run. “This was a very close election,” she said. “But it’s a myth to think that it would be any less close with a re-vote.”

Perry in tsunami’s wake

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

The islander will head to Indonesia to assist victims of the devastating waves. Islander Peter Perry, who spent two decades working in Indonesia, is leaving for the disaster-ravaged city of Banda Aceh on Friday to deliver humanitarian aid. Perry will work in Indonesia’s most devastated city, where an estimated 100,000 people perished in the massive earthquake and tsunami Dec. 26. Located on the island of Sumatra, Banda Aceh was the city closest to the earthquake’s epicenter.

Car theft earns girl 20 days’ detention

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

Angry courtroom exchanges flow between parties in the fatal August crash. A 14-year-old Bainbridge girl was sentenced Wednesday to 20 days in juvenile detention for stealing a car from her parents, a vehicle that later was crashed by another teen, killing 16-year-old passenger Sarah Gillette last August. “I never wanted this to happen,” the girl sobbed to Superior Court Judge Leila Mills, in a Port Orchard courtroom. “When I took the car, I never knew this would happen. Sarah was my friend too. I can’t even say how sorry I am, to the Gillettes, to my friends, to my family.”

A community’s treasures

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

Jenny Andersen and David Korten are honored for their art and vision. For displaying “a powerful sense of community” through their respective work with clay and with words, sculptor Jenny Andersen and author David C. Korten have been named Bainbridge Island Treasures for 2005. News of the prestigious local Arts and Humanities Council award came as a surprise to Andersen and Korten. They were chosen in a secret, double-blind juried process.

News Roundup -- Kiwanis looks to the sky/Peace event this Sunday/Critical areas meeting here

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

In honor of the late Bainbridge Island architect John Rudolph, the Bainbridge Island Kiwanis Club that he founded is working with the Dixieland band that he founded to help raise money for the local astronomical association that he founded. Together, their goal is to see that the planetarium project that Rudolph dreamed of, is realized on Bainbridge Island.

Tsunami relief gains momentum

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

A benefit event is organized for Jan. 16, while local banks set up special funds. As the suffering stemming from the Southeast Asian tsunami grows, so does the response from Bainbridge Islanders. From the concerns of a group of local artists comes “A Wave of Caring: A Concert for Tsunami Relief,” to be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Bainbridge High School gym. “We have the power to impact change on the local level, and as more of us do that, we can affect the world,” said Marijane Milton, a mother, singer and member of the event organizing team.

Navy housing rezone takes a shelling

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

Neighbors and Planning Commission unite to recommend rejection by council. A proposed rezone for intense redevelopment of the Navy housing project on Government Way foundered Thursday, after a round of shelling by neighbors. By a 5-0 vote, Planning Commission members recommended denial of an application by American Eagle Communities LLC, for a comprehensive plan amendment that would be the first step in a rezone for higher density. The proposal will go to the City Council for consideration, but commission members were unambiguous in saying the plan offered little to the community.

Sports Roundup -- Olson places high in diving/Rowers claim Green Lake/Trifectas at weekly meet/

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

Olaf Olson is the first diver in Bainbridge Island history to qualify for the Junior National Diving Championships. Olson began his trip to Nationals in the Region 10 Diving Championships in Palo Alto, Calif. Fellow Dive Club members Krissy Dickson, Stephanie Whalen and Shelby Mann also traveled to Palo Alto for the regional event.

Out of the pool, for a spell

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

The Silver sisters catch their breath, watch the Athens games. Seven hundred of the world’s premier swimmers, a stadium with 10,000 spectators and only two events to exhibit years of training. That was the story of the Olympic Trials. “The competition was tough,” said 20-year-old islander Helen Silver. “But the only thing that made me nervous was my own expectations of myself.”

News Roundup -- Sex offenders: nothing new/Council backs metro parks/The two that got away/City steps up for sidewalks/School savings lower taxes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

A telemarketer warning of new sex offenders on Bainbridge Island is misleading the public and selling subscriptions for information readily available for free, police say. Bainbridge Police Detective Scott Anderson cautioned islanders to think twice before signing up with a business billing itself as, which has been contacting island residents for the past week.

WSF, trails fans spar

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

A proposed pedestrian bridge is disputed by ferry officials. Dozens of pedestrians spill from the ferry onto Olympic Drive just after 5 p.m. Many hustle up the sidewalk alongside the noise and engine exhaust of disembarking vehicles. Buses cut in and out of the procession before half the group hangs a left, intersecting the vehicle traffic; they move like a herd at the crosswalk, waiting for someone’s brave first step.

Sports Roundup -- Blackberry 10K coming up

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust and Island Fitness co-sponsor the first 10K Blackberry Run and Hike on Sept. 11. Registration is 8-9 a.m.; the run begins at 9:15 a.m. Runners will meet at Island Church on Sportsman Club Road.

Aloha means summer polo

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The Hawaii tournament brings out the top teams worldwide. The Team Ray and Lady Ray water polo teams learned a humbling lesson last week in Hawaii. Perennial powerhouses at home, they faced much tougher competition in exhibition matches in the Aloha State. “We got worked pretty good,” senior Michael Stephen-McRae said. “It has sort of been a tradition for water polo to go there and get beaten up.”

Studio Mandala, exercising body and soul

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

Nia, PACE training bring in ladies young and old. Women of all ages soft-step to energetic music beating from speakers. Students of “Nia,” they gently reach, push and stretch their arms from side to side to the teacher’s instructions: “Gather.” “Wrap.” “Push it out of your way.” For instructor Colette DeWitt, it’s imagination that drives her movements and those of her students.

News Roundup -- Public Works secures loans/Preservation status OK’d

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The city has been awarded two more ultra-low-interest loans from the state Public Works Trust Fund, officials announced this week. A loan of $3.618 million was awarded for upgrades to the Winslow wastewater treatment plant, with a second loan of $782,000 for construction of a new decant facility for processing ditch spoils at the Vincent Road transfer station. Both projects had previously received design loans through the fund.

News Roundup -- Accident spate doesn’t let up/Bicyclists at end of journey

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

A surge of serious traffic accidents continued Monday and early Tuesday, when a teenage driver struck a bicyclist on High School Road, and a young man was injured in a collision with a tree on Blakely Avenue.

Cleverley, Henden square off in GOP primary -- Candidate profiles

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The winner faces Democrat incumbent Chris Endresen. Two North Kitsap Republicans are vying to face incumbent Democrat Chris Endresen in the race for the Kitsap County Commission’s north-end seat. The Sept. 14 primary will decide which Republican – electrician Scott Henden or attorney Matthew Cleverley – will move on to November’s general election.

Internment lessons stir protest

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

Parents cite an anti-government bias in the year-old program at Sakai School. Lessons to sixth-graders on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II have inspired the objections of some island parents, who told the school board last week that the curriculum borders on “propaganda.” Parent Mary Dombrowski and several others appeared before the school board last week to criticize “Leaving Our Island,” a social studies unit developed by long-time Sakai Intermediate School teacher Marie Marrs with a $17,000 grant from the Washington Civil Liberties Public Education program.

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