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Brother ordered held in shooting; bail set at $100,000

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Oct 1, 2008 at 10:32AM

Jawaad Darcelle Reaves, 21, was ordered held Monday on $100,000 bail in connection with the death of his older brother, Jermaine. Reaves is being held in San Juan County Jail and the Prosecuting Attorney's office has until Wednesday to file charges.

Green Party Q&A: Lovel Pratt, candidate for County Council, San Juan South

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 2:08PM

The Green Party of San Juan County asked local candidates for their views on the following topics.

Green Party Q&A: Gordy Petersen, candidate for County Council, San Juan South

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 12:00PM updated at 2:06PM

The Green Party of San Juan County asked local candidates for their views on the following topics.

Journal Q&A: Fay Chaffee, candidate for San Juan County Council, Friday Harbor

  • Sep 23, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 30, 2008 at 1:08PM

About this series: The Journal’s series of Candidate Q&As for the Nov. 4 election begins this week with candidates for San Juan County Council, Friday Harbor. Upcoming in this series: Oct. 1, County Council, San Juan South — Gordy Petersen, Lovel Pratt. Oct. 8, State Senate — Kevin Ranker, Democrat; Steve Van Luven, Republican. Oct. 15, Congress — Rick Bart, Republican; Rick Larsen, Democrat.

Journal Q&A: Howard Rosenfeld, candidate for San Juan County Council, Friday Harbor

  • Sep 23, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 30, 2008 at 1:05PM

About this series The Journal’s series of Candidate Q&As for the Nov. 4 election begins this week with candidates for San Juan County Council, Friday Harbor. Upcoming in this series: Oct. 1, County Council, San Juan South — Gordy Petersen, Lovel Pratt. Oct. 8, State Senate — Kevin Ranker, Democrat; Steve Van Luven, Republican. Oct. 15, Congress — Rick Bart, Republican; Rick Larsen, Democrat.

Benefit dinner Oct. 24 for Gary and Margo Posenjak

  • Sep 29, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 30, 2008 at 12:33PM

There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner on Oct. 24, 4-7 p.m. at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church for Gary and Margo Posenjak, who are missionaries in northwest Alaska. This event is sponsored by the Presbyterian Church and Islands Community Church. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12, and free for children 3 and younger. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the church or at the door.

Crumb rubber is a threat to the most vulnerable members of our community

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 12:24PM

Please take a few minutes, old and young, kids or no kids, to walk by and/or play in the new elementary school playground. The school board recently voted on a discussion item to keep crumb rubber. I believe this is a community issue and not merely a school board decision because we all pay taxes and we also generously donate to the many organizations that support public schools.

Rep. Larsen needs to explain contradiction between statement and facts

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 12:15PM

You write the current crisis has been caused by “regulation and oversight the Bush administration has failed to provide.” Yet in 2003, President Bush asked Congress to create a new agency to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored agencies whose catastrophic practices triggered the current crisis. Two years later, the Bush administration asked Congress to enact the Federal Housing Enterprise Reform Act of 2005.

Find yourself in the Centennial Photo in this week's Journal

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 10:35AM

More than 400 people (an estimate; we lost count) participated in the Centennial Photo Sept. 20 on the courthouse lawn. The photo is published as a full page, in color, in the Oct. 1 Journal.

Memorial fund, events planned in memory of Friday Harbor shooting victim

  • Sep 29, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 2:49PM

Friends of a Friday Harbor man who died from a shotgun wound to the chest early Sunday have organized a series of fund-raisers to help pay for his funeral expenses. The Jermaine Reaves Memorial Fund has been established at Islanders Bank. A potluck barbecue is scheduled Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Harbor Ridge neighborhood on Roche Harbor Road. Shannon Smith said donations to help pay for the cost of food are welcome, as are donations to the Jermaine Reaves Memorial Fund. A memorial is planned Friday, 6 p.m., at Bella Luna Restaurant. The memorial is open to the public.

Friday Harbor man dies from gunshot wound; brother held for questioning

  • Sep 28, 2008 at 5:00PM updated Sep 29, 2008 at 1:47PM

A Friday Harbor man was reportedly shot to death early today. His brother is being held for questioning in San Juan County Jail. At 2:40 a.m., sheriff's deputies went to an apartment at 500 Tucker Ave. to investigate a domestic violence report believed made by a neighbor. When they arrived, they were met in the parking lot by Jawaad Darcelle Reaves.

Thank you for giving the gift of life

  • Sep 29, 2008 at 11:13AM

Thank you, San Juan Island community, for rolling up your sleeves. On behalf of patients in our community’s hospitals, I wish to extend our thanks. During your blood drive on Sept. 24, Puget Sound Blood Center registered 71 donors and collected 61 units of blood. This will benefit up to 183 patients.

A fun way to stay in shape

  • Sep 29, 2008 at 11:11AM

Women of San Juan Island: News flash. Well, sort of, but now that I have your attention. I just want to let you know about an opportunity at Curves; they are letting women come for free for a week to check it out. I have been going to Curves for about three years. This is what I like about it ...

San Juan Island radio station a work in progress

  • Sep 29, 2008 at 11:08AM

An update on San Juan Island Community Radio’s application for an FM license: Our Petition for Reapplication has been “accepted for filing.” It cleared the FCC International Board that checked it for violation of Canadian radio airspace and found none. It has been sent back to the CRTC — Canada’s FCC — for their approval, which may take several months.

A proper term for these economic times

  • Sep 29, 2008 at 10:48AM

I find it unfortunate that the media keeps using the term “bailout” to describe the actions being taken to mitigate the current financial crises. I’m sure that as a result of this terminology, most people would describe what is going on as: “The government is taking our tax money to offset the financial reversals of a bunch of mismanaged companies, without any chance of seeing those funds returned.” The term bailout has exactly that connotation.

Transportation Summit participants are a part of the solution

  • Sep 29, 2008 at 10:44AM

More than 170 people attended the Transportation Summit at the San Juan County Fairgrounds on Sept. 17. By all reports, the summit achieved its objective of starting the collaborations needed to further transportation initiatives in San Juan County.

Stormwater Utility hearings will be scheduled soon

  • Sep 26, 2008 at 12:50PM

The San Juan County Council’s Stormwater Subcommittee is ready to schedule community meetings on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands to provide information and receive public input on its proposal to re-establish and fund a Stormwater Utility. The ordinance establishing the previous Stormwater Utility was overturned in a referendum election last November.

Performing Arts Society concert Sunday, 3 p.m., in Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church

  • Sep 26, 2008 at 12:43PM

Grisha Krivchenia and Sally Browne will be joined by Ayako English, a violinist from the San Francisco Bay Area. You’ll hear Franz Schubert’s “Piano Trio Op. 99 in B flat major” and “Impromptu in A flat major,” and Krivchenia’s “Impromptu” and “Postlude from the Poison Arrow.”

Special tribute Friday for oldest orca K7

  • Sep 25, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Sep 26, 2008 at 8:19AM

She was believed to be the oldest whale in the Southern Resident Killer Whale community. The Center for Whale Research, who estimates her birth year as 1910, designated her K7. She was given the name “Lummi” through The Whale Museum’s Orca Adoption Program. Lummi was a great-great grandmother – the leader of a five-generation intact family. She did not return to the Salish Sea with her K pod family this year.

Friday Harbor tennis team tallies third straight win

  • Sep 25, 2008 at 4:44PM

Chalk this one up to depth. The Friday Harbor tennis team notched their third consecutive win and remains undefeated thanks to the performance of a patchwork lineup and a 3-2 victory at home Tuesday over Lake Stevens.

San Juan Island Community Foundation will award $700K in grants Friday

  • Sep 25, 2008 at 3:38PM

The San Juan Island Community Foundation will award more than $700,000 in grants to local non-profits at its annual “Breakfast of Champions” Friday, 7:30 a.m., in Mullis Community Senior Center.

Browne site is most ideal for farmers market | Editorial

  • Sep 25, 2008 at 4:16PM

The proposed purchase of the Boede Cement/Friday Harbor Electric site for a year-round farmers market is an exciting idea. But as the initial excitement has waned, other factors have become apparent. And we can say that, while the site holds promise, the earlier vision of a year-round farmers market at the Browne Lumber Co. site on Spring Street is preferred. Here’s why.

1.4 million meals and 756,000 hugs later, Sandwith and Smith retire from school district food services

  • Sep 25, 2008 at 4:13PM

If the school district could somehow figure out a way to franchise Sharon Sandwith and Donna Smith, its financial woes might be over. San Juan Island School Board President Boyd Pratt did some figuring, and determined that the two served 1.4 million meals — including 32 tons of hamburger, 39,600 heads of lettuce and 5,200 sheetcakes — to 23,400 students over the course of their food service careers at Friday Harbor High School. Oh, and they gave a total of 756,000 hugs too. Try and top that, Ray Kroc.

Public subsidy would be required for public transit, passenger ferry

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 25, 2008 at 1:12PM

How to provide and pay for convenient, regularly scheduled public transit and passenger ferry service is a complex subject. But there were no naysayers Sept. 17 at the regional Transportation Summit – only about 180 islanders and others offering ideas on how to make those services happen here.

May Boyce celebrates her 102nd birthday Monday at Islands Convalescent Center

  • Sep 25, 2008 at 12:35PM

May Boyce celebrates her 102nd birthday on Monday at Islands Convalescent Center in Friday Harbor. A check of assisted living facilities, care centers and senior services offices on the islands indicates she may be the oldest resident of the San Juans. She was born on San Juan Island on Sept. 29, 1906 to Julius Oscar Bergman and the former Mary Ellen Madden. Her Irish-born grandfather, Daniel Madden, emigrated to the U.S. in 1855 and settled on San Juan Island in 1862.

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