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Angrier people may help ferry line cutter bill

  • Jan 24, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:21AM

"The prospect of angrier ferry users may help finally pass a bill to make ferry line cutting illegal.The bill would allow the State Patrol to issue a ticket to motorists who cut in front of others in the ferry line. As things now stand, line cutting is not illegal. Troopers can only ask rude motorists to go back to the end of the line."

Census is a matter of dollars and cents

  • Jan 24, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:21AM

"If year 2000 census takers miss as many people living in Island County as they did in 1990, the undercount could cost local schools and city and county agencies as much as $10 million dollars over the next decade."

Wrestlers take it to the Turks

  • Jan 24, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

"With its varsity lineup finally in the shape the team wanted early this season, South Whidbey's wrestlers dotted their i's and crossed their t's Thursday when they won a road matchup against Sultan.With league meet-bound wrestlers in nearly every weight class, the Falcons grappled their way to a 36-34 win on the Turks' home floor."

Is ferry fare fair?

  • Jan 22, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

"Think it's expensive to commute to the mainland now? Just wait until early next year.Now that hundreds of thousands of Washington drivers have taken full advantage of the $30 car license tabs delivered via Initiative 695, they may just have to turn around this summer and vote to spend the savings on ferry fares."

Church services and events

  • Jan 22, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

Activities and services at South Whidbey churches

Off the Record

  • Jan 30, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

Musings on the train.

"Happy Birthday, Dr. King"

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

"Although the man himself must seem a mythical figure to these young minds, the lessons Dr. Martin Luther King preached were not lost on the students at South Whidbey Primary School. In a special assembly on Friday, the youngsters paid a creative and personal tribute to the fallen civil rights leader and his life’s work."

The A & E calendar

  • Jan 26, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

"A brief look at music, entertainment and the arts events on South Whidbey."

Island filmmaker debuts a new short film

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

"Photographer and filmmaker Sharon Shoemaker of Clinton will present a preview showing of her new short film, “Drinking Water from a Black Toilet,” Saturday at the Bayview Gallery."

"Jim Page, Timothy Hull and the WTO"

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

Local musicians Jim Page and Timothy Hull present an evening of video and music at the Smilin' Dog in Bayview this Friday.

Island County Sheriff’s Report

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

Crime and criminals on South Whidbey.

LMS sports report

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

"Volleyball teams continue to win, while basketball results vary."

Wrestlers beat Granite Falls

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

South Whidbey High School wrestlers won their final regular season home match Thursday by downing North Cascades League rival Granite Falls 47-10.

Late cold spell costs Falcons against Mount Baker

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

"Digging themselves out of a huge first-half hole to eventually take an eight-point lead late in the game against lowly Mount Baker, the South Whidbey boys basketball team looked like they were on there way to a fourth consecutive win and another step closer to earning a playoff berth.OOPS, someone forgot to tell the Mountaineers."

"Girls conquer Mount Baker, go to 10-1 with blowout"

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

"More than halfway through their season schedule, South Whidbey High School’s girl basketball players are looking almost unbeatable. At home Friday night, the Falcons gave their fans their money’s worth, using the second and fourth quarters of a 61-33 league win against Mount Baker to climb nearer the summit in the North Cascades League."

"Big winds rock ferries, cut power"

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:19AM

"The Kitsap cuts through whitecaps Sunday on the Clinton-Mukilteo run shortly before the storm prompted the cancellation of several ferry runs. Blasted by winds peaking as high as 54 mph Sunday evening, South Whidbey got its first real taste of winter for the first time in the new millennium. And, for the first time in several years, the Clinton-Mukilteo ferries had to beg off of several runs due to high seas."

Fare or unfare? Free transit policy argued

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:19AM

"During a public meeting last week, the Island Transit Board of Directors heard from a group of people who say maintaining a fare-free bus system in the county is wrong — particularly when county taxpayers may soon be asked to pay more to keep it that way"

Whidbey Recipes

  • Jan 19, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:19AM

"It’s true, that old saw that we never really miss something until we don’t have it any more. And I am fully aware that in the overall scheme of things, a cartoon strip shouldn’t be of such importance, but the plain fact is, the retirement of Charles Schulz and “Peanuts” is a blow. So I'll make custard."

Slightly Retired

  • Jan 17, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:19AM

"Retirees have big wishes for 2000. Although we’re halfway through January of the new year 2000, the usual predictions, resolutions, and goals continue to be formulated and spoken. I’ve even read predictions on the new predictions--the tabloids are good at that."

Teen girls get a start on empowerment

  • Jan 14, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:19AM

"A program called Project Empower, funded by Soroptimists of Whidbey Island, offered young women who were considered “at risk” an opportunity to learn life skills like anger management, stress reduction and healthy communication with boyfriends, peers, parents and other adults, as well as how to make sexual decisions. Now, based on impressive outcomes following the initial program, supporters want to see it happen again."

Boys hang on to win third straight

  • Jan 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:19AM

"Having watched an 11-point margin shrink to only one over the first six minutes of the fourth quarter, first-year South Whidbey boys basketball coach Brian Kissinger decided his team needed a change.So he ordered them into a delay game. And less became more as the Falcons pulled out a 56-51 North Cascades Conference road win to extend their winning streak to three straight."

Falcons practice on Tigers

  • Jan 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:19AM

"Granite Falls served as good practice fodder for the South Whidbey girls who romped to an easy 63-32 basketball win Tuesday night at Erikson Gymnasium. The Tigers are in a rebuilding year and were no match for the veteran South Whidbey squad, which has lost only one game this year. But the Falcons needed the practice as they head into back-to-back away games next week against their toughest competitors.Next Friday, the Falcons play at Nooksack Valley. Entering last night’s games, they were tied for second in the North Cascades League. Then Saturday they stay in Whatcom County to battle undefeated Lynden Christian, one of the best teams in the state regardless of school size."

Sheriff preaches a simple message: Call 911

  • Jan 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:19AM

There’s nothing complicated about helping law enforcement on Whidbey Island -- just be alert and call 911.

DNR to Islanders: Don’t fret

  • Jan 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:19AM

Islanders up in arms about a possible timber cut on Department of Natural Resources land near Langley should stop worrying.

Farmers balk at more regulation

  • Jan 15, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 11:19AM

Whidbey Island farmers say they are fed up with regulations. This week they told the Island County Commissioners to take the state to court rather than impose more restrictions on how they use their land.About 40 people packed a public hearing in Coupeville Monday night to complain about a new set of proposed laws called best management practices or BMPs.

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