St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Publication Date: 03-05-2012
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ARRESTS:Already incarcerated, Akil Gumbs arrested again after VIPD nd 18 Marijuana plants on porch Page 4 VINP and VIPD recover stolen property and nab thieves at Trunk Bay Page 4New Shared Use, Paved Pathway Planned for Lind PointPage 3March 5-11, 2012 Copyright 2012St. John Nonprot Kids First! Awards Largest Grant in Threeyear HistoryPage 7 St. John Tradewiinds News Photos (above and below) by Fernando RamosFrancis Bay Teeming with WildlifeThe Atlantic Manta, above and below, and the American Flamingo, right, are attracting lots of attention at Francis Bay. Snorkelers and bird watchers were delighted to see the rare visitors in the bay and nearby salt pond. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Caroline Rogers


EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Maggie Wessinger, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2012All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 The St. John Film Society will screen Proceed and Be Bold on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. Both the director Laura Paul Kennedy Jr., will be in attendance for the On Screen/In Person program. Proceed and Be Bold is a complex and inspiring 90 minute documentary which tells the fascinating account of the life and work of internationally recognized letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. At age 40 Kennedy abandoned his comfortable middleclass life, traded in his comput er for a printing press, and his white collar for a pair of over alls. Armed with life, liberty, peanuts and a meager yearly income of $7,000, he cranked out a new, rebellious declaration of independence. tor Laura Zinger and the artist ing process and stir meaningful success as an artist and the rewards of following dreams. On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts Touring Program and the Virgin Islands Council of the Arts. The Island Green Building Association will host a free, public seminar on Thursday, March 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the secDoug White will demonstrate that home composting is easy, rewarding, and ideal for the island environment. Composting equipment and samples will be on hand, and various techniques will be discussed. Studies indicate 60 percent of household waste can be mentally responsible living. the meeting, and everyone will learn how to easily create nutrientrich soil from kitchen and yard scraps. Those who already compost successfully are encouraged to share their knowledge and pick up new tips in the discussion following the presentation. SJFS Film Screening Set for March 6 Friends of Elaine I. Sprauve Library will host its annual meet ing on Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at the Cruz Bay library. Following a short business meeting, local author and marine scientist Caroline Rogers will present her latest research and sign copies of her new book. The 26th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be on Satur day, March 10, at the Westin Resort and Villas. Tickets can be pur chased for $125 each or a table of 10 for $1,000 by contacting the Golden Tickets are also available now and offer the chance to win one of the amazing travel packages available in the Live AucTuition Assistance Program at GHS. St. John Tradewinds The V.I. National Parks weekly Sky Watch program at Cinnamon Bay will welcome an exciting guest speaker on March 5 and 12. Michael Quintin will be presenting power point programs from NASA on the end of the Shuttle Program and new rover mission to Mars, said VINP park guide Deanna Somerville. Plus, well have some cool NASA giveaways. Part-time resident and guest astronomer Paul Tierney will also be on hand and has promised to bring along his own telescope, Somer ville added. It should be a fun and educational evening, she said. For more information on the Sky Watch program, call 776-6201.26th Annual GHS Auction March 10 Annual Library Meeting Set for Mar. 5Learn About NASAs Rover Mission to Mars at VINPs Sky Watch ProgramMyrah Keating Smith Community Health Center is offering free HPV vaccines on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The vaccines are available to all males and females between the ages of 11 and 26 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by a parent and all attendees should bring their immunization cards. Learn About Composting on March 8Lenten Service at Bethany Moravian Church on Mar. 7Join Pastor Isaac and the Bethany and Emmaus Congregations on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. for an Open Air Lenten Service at the Bethany Moravian Church grounds. All denominations are welcomed, come out and be blessed. Free will offering will be taken.ACC Mini-Flea Markert Set for March 18The St. John Animal Care Center is hosting a MiniFlea Market on Sunday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the meadow behind Gifft Hill Schools upper campus. More information coming soon.Plant Sale at St. Ursula's Mar. 10There will be a plant sale on Saturday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Ursulas Anglican Church. Ursulas Multipurpose Center. St. John Tradewinds The Division of Property Tax informs Virgin Islands property owners that the 2009 real property tax bills are being issued. The 2009 bills are issued to the property owners of record as of January 1, 2010. Property owners will again have the opportunity to receive discounts for bills paid before the due date of March 30. A 5 percent discount will be applied to bills paid by March 15. Per sons paying their 2009 tax bill after that date and before the due date will receive a discount of 2.5 percent. Property owners are encouraged to pay the 2009 tax bill by May 30 in order to avoid late payment fees. In adBoard of Tax Review no later than June 15. Property owners are also reminded to carefully review their 2009 bill, its owed to the property owner. Any overpayments from the 2008 tax bill excess of the balance due will be applied to the 2010 property tax bill. For more information about the 2009 property tax bills contact the 6737 on St. John. dia Building on St. John. Payments can be made in person or by mail. Checks, cash, money orders, ATM, debit and credit cards (Visa and Mastercard only) are accepted. Persons submitting their payments by mail are advised not to send cash.2009 Property Tax Bills Due May 30Five Percent Discount Given if Paid by Mar. 15


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The white sandy beach of Honeymoon Bay will hopefully soon be even easier to access on foot. hoping to secure Federal Highway Administration funds in order to transform the current Lind Point Trail into a shared use, accessible pathway with historic way points and inviting resting areas, explained VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove. As currently envisioned, the trail would be a paved 12-foot wide pathway accessible by foot and biwill entice beach-goers to leave their vehicles behind. With close to one million visitors each year, VINP parking areas and roadways are often clogged with cars with vehicles lining North Shore Road during high season. The shared use path to Honeymoon Beach would originate in the VINP Visitors Center parking lot, yet bypass the current wooden stairway and offer a ramp-like walkway up to the trail past the comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, but that seems off the table now, explained Hardgrove. There are a few areas where we might have to retain some steps, said the VINP Superintendent. Well have some steps which will likely be retained near the entrance. Also when you come down to Honeymoon, its a steep rocky drop so we might have to have some steps there too. I dont believe were going to meet the ADA requirements, but were going to try to make the trail as accessible as possible, said Hardgrove. The trail will likely include interpretive signage about the hiscording to the superintendent. Up near Caneel Bay, there is a beautiful resting area where wed like to interpret the historic route and the purposes it served as really the original North Shore Road, said Hardgrove. Were thinking of also including signage commercial development to serve tourists and employ residents. While hoping to attract visitors without vehicles, the new pathway might also help improve the environment, Hardgrove added. Were talking about taking some tires off St. John and using a technique to mix color and texture that would resemble the ground surface, he said. If it all goes well, youll be able to bounce to the beach, because the surface will be a like a spongy track. We want to make sure the application is environmentally friendly and then well be able to recycle and make a good use for some of those tires. Hardgrove and several other regional National Park Service oftrail a reality. Were going up for a Meeting Value Analysis where well look of being environmentally friendly Hardgrove. The funds will come from the Federal Highway Adminfolks off of North Shore Road and limiting the vehicle need on St. John. ect, said the VINP Superintendent. We have to demonstrate that there will be less vehicles and improved safety for pedestrians at the end of the day. While residents and visitors who already use the Lind Point trail for exercise or to access Honeymoon terrain on the trail, the question remains if the new shared use path will entice anyone to leave their vehicles either on St. Thomas or in Cruz Bay. We have a lot of walkers and I know well make it better and safer for them, said Hardgrove. Will we attract people from their cars with the improved access? Well have to get the message out for something like this at the cruise ship docks or the ferry terminals. value analysis stage, an Environmental Assessment Report will be created which will offer preferred alternatives and be open for comment, Hardgrove explained. the Value Analysis, well get an Environmental Assessment Report together with preferred alternatives and there will be a comment ternatives, he said. The current plan calls for a 12foot wide, paved shared use path about 0.7-miles long which would basically follow the existing Lind Point trail, according to documentation from NPS. The construction will also likely require two bridges to cross guts along the path, according to the document, which can be found at http://parkplanning.nps.gov, by clicking VINP under Choose a Park. 2012 RAIN DATAat Trunk BayFEBRUARY1.55 inchesAVERAGE2.06 InchesTOTAL Y-T-D4.51 InchesAVERAGE Y-T-D5.18 Inches St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 3 We have a lot of walkers and joggers who go back and forth and I know well make it better and safer for them. Will we attract people from their cars with the improved access? Well have to get the mes sage out for something like this at the cruise ship docks or the ferry terminals. Mark Hardgrove, VINP SuperindendentNew Shared Use, Paved Pathway Planned for Lind Point Trail Thursday, March 8thINDEXBusiness Directory .............14 Community Calendar ...........16 Crime Stoppers ...................15 Crossword Puzzle ...............16 Letters ...........................12-13 On the Market .....................10 Police Log ...........................15 Real Estate ....................18-19 Institute of Americatrained executive chef Andy Marcellin, left, shows off some new weekday lunch offerings at the grocery store, including sushi, salads and gourmet sandwiches. Be sure to stop by the store on Saturday for which sell out early.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A St. John man was arrested while already incar cerated at the Bureau of Corrections last week after plants on the porch of his Calabash Boom home. cers on Wednesday, February 22, after he failed to appear in court on a third-degree assault charge. When ary 22, they found 13 dime bags of crack cocaine in his possession. Gumbs was taken to the Bureau of Corrections on February 22 and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Failure to Appear, in addition to his original Third Degree Assault charge, which stems from a June 2011 incident. A VIPD search of Gumbs Estate Calabash Boom plants in various stages of development as well as hundreds of Ziploc bags, fanta tobacco often used the V.I Daily News. Gumbs was arrested again on a warrant Monday, February 27, while incarcerated at the Bureau of Cor rections on St. Thomas and charged this time around with Manufacturing a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Parapher nalia. He was advised of his rights before V.I. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Alan Smith on Tuesday, February 28. In addition to Gumbs previous pending charges, Smith held Gumbs on a $10,000 bail for the man had not posted bail as of press time, according to the report in the V.I. Daily News. Gumbs arraignment is scheduled for March 15 at 9 a.m. in V.I. Superior Courts Magistrate Division, according to the V.I. Daily News report. 4 St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After witnesses reported seeing three men walk into the brush near Trunk Bay beach with backpacks that had been left near empty beach chairs on Monday, February 27, V.I. National Park Rangers leapt into action. back to work after being off for medical reasons, said VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove. He took after them and held one of them until V.I. Police Deother man. by witnesses and VINP rangers, according to Hardgrove. phones, Hardgrove added. The two men, both from St. Thomas, were advised of their rights before V.I. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Alan Smith on Tuesday, February 28. The third man seen by witnesses stealing items from the beach remained at large as of press time. Eighteen-year-old Corey Davner of Contant, St. charged with grand larceny and aiding and abetting a larceny, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. The two men are accused of stealing backpacks from both Trunk and Cinnamon Bays last week, which contained digital cameras, cell phones, IDs and other documents worth a total of $800, according to the V.I. Daily News report. Magistrate Judge Smith released Davner on a $10,000 unsecured bond and upheld the $10,000 bail report. 9 a.m. while Davner is set to be arraigned on March 22 at 9 a.m., according to the V.I. Daily News report.The classic pilot boat Roseway is coming to Coral Bay. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K CafeTWind12Ad.pdf 11/10/11 8:44:15 AM crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds The historic Grand Banks schooner Roseway is coming to Coral Bay, St. John! Dont miss the chance to sail on this 137-foot pilot boat built in 1925, one of the last of her kind cruising the worlds oceans. The Sea (KATS) on Saturday night, March 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a sunset sail aboard this registered U.S. National Historic Landmark. Departure will be from the KATS dinghy dock directly behind Skinny Legs at 5 p.m. Tickets, $75 which includes light refreshments, are available at Connections in Coral Bay and Cruz Bay. Dont miss this amazing opportunity and support youth sailing on St. John. The number of passengers is limited, so dont wait to buy those tickets! For more information call Jennifer Robinson at 340-514-3718.Already Incarcerated, Akil Gumbs Arrested Again After VIPD Find 18 Marijuana Plants on PorchFundraiser for KA TS Set Aboard Schooner RosewayVINP and VIPD Nab Thieves at Trunk Bay Beach Campground starting at noon. Join CBYC members for a sail to the beach and back for only $40, which includes lunch. Dont feel like sailing? Drive out to the beach and pay $10 for children and $20 for adults for lunch and entertainment by local reggae favorites Inner Visions.Almost-Annual CBYC Flotilla Fundraiser for GBS Set for March 24


St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 5 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing Check Out CBCCs New Digs at Open House on March 9 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottCBCC president Sharon Coldren, above at left, and environmental projects manager By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds try building in Coral Bay across from Skinny Legs home for more than seven years, the Coral Bay Community Council has a new location. cently moved downstairs to the space which formerly housed the Coral Bay outpost of Kaleidoscope Video. Thanks to a core group of volunteers, the move took a mere two hours, explained CBCC president Sharon Coldren. decision to move because we had since mid-2004, said Coldren. Once we made the decision, we got instant help from volunteers who moved everything in the ofErnest Matthias, Barry Devine, Hal Usher and Claus Kroeger led the effort to relocate CBCC, inand desks, in a matter of hours, Coldren explained. They came as a team and worked really fast, she said. Were very grateful to them. Once downstairs in the new holm of A Few Good Handy Men installed shelving and Jay Dufur hooked up the new fan. Now its up to Coldren and CBCC employee Patricia Reed to get the new ofWeve been busy trying to put everything back together again and were determined to keep three work surfaces, said Coldren. Now the only thing left is to dren has been pricing out a muchneeded air conditioning unit, she explained. Weve been getting estimates on air conditioners and installation, and were really trying to make it happen, she said. Coldren and Reed continue to analyze the groups recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-funded storm washare with fellow community or ganizations, government agencies and residents. Were writing the reports in such a way that they will be of use to residents who want to improve storm water runoff so they wont be simply technical, said the CBCC president. Last week Coldren gave a presentation, via conference call, to a NOAA meeting in D.C. focused on storm water improvement in Puer to Rico and the Virgin Islands. I found out that NOAA is Thomas and St. Croix based on our work and analysis, she said. CBCC is inviting the community to stop by the groups new ofon Friday, March 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The evening will include a silent auction for the chance to take home a pastel of Coral Bay donated by local artist Denise Wright, and a few surprises, according to Coldren. To add a little spice to our Open House there might be some surprises, she said. We also have a few items no longer needed screen computer monitor and a table, which will also be silentauctioned off. And as always our beautiful Coral Bay note cards are for sale.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When a St. John resident got his 135hp Honda outboard stolen which was parked near his Gifft Hill home, he had no idea of the unusual events about to unfold. The motor was stolen on December 19, 2011, and after reporting the incident to the V.I. Police Department, the St. John man, island for a few days. He returned from a stateside visit on December 29, and made a few inquiries about his missing motor on St. Thomas. I was driving through Red Hook and saw a truck that had a Honda repair sign on it, said the resident. I called the number and offered him a $3,000 reward. An hour later, the man called me back and asked for the serial numbers. An hour after that, he called me again and said, I think I found your motor, said the St. John numbers and over the next few weeks, I was getting the money together. While putting the reward money together, someone slashed the ing stored on land, explained the St. John resident. I realized there was a four-foot slice in the dinghy so I was over in the boat yard in St. Thomas getting it patched and I was talking to the Honda repair guy telling him I was getting the money together, he said. So I got the money together and told him to get the motor and wed make the trade. He called me later that day and told me the guy who had it was off island now. I was leaving the boat yard when someone else approached me and said they knew a woman who would shake him down and get me the motor, said the St. John resident. The Gifft Hill man called the number he was given and offered the woman on the other end of the line the reward money. The woman told him to get a trailer and meet him on St. Thomas, according to the resident. But then I was getting cold feet, so I called the police again, he said. They asked me if I had told anyone else about the stolen motor and I told them about the Honda repair man and the woman I called. found the motor, explained the St. John resident. The motor was found by detectives at the Bridge to No Where on it was mine with the serial numbers and description. The woman who I had talked to on the phone was there when the motor was found too. I waited about a week and they didnt charge anyone with the crime and they wouldnt give me the motor until the case was solved, he said. The motor remains in the evidence room of the VIPDs Callwood Command on St. Thomas as detectives continue to investigate the case, explained VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy. The engine is being held as evidence in an ongoing investigation into who stole it, said Foy. Investigators discovered there were people involved who brought the motor to the location where it was found. There are leads being covered and hopefully in the near future an arrest will be made. The motor is being held as evidence and if the owner doesnt want the government to pursue the case, he has to contact the Attor the investigation to stop and the motor to be released, Foy said. The St. John resident would like the case to be investigated, however, he does not feel like anything is being done, he explained. I gave them all the names they needed, so what would it take to They say they need the motor as evidence for prosecution, but I dont know what theyre doing to solve this case. The problem is that it seems like no one cares. The resident has been in concommissioner and chief to the media spokesperson, to no avail, he added. No one has gotten back to me and I dont feel like anything is being done here, he said. This has left me with a sad feeling that got along and now its dog eat dog. Im still hoping to meet with the commissioner, or a senator or anyone and get my motor back. a complaint form which is available in the VIPDs Leander Jurgen Command in Cruz Bay about the incident, explained Foy. There is a complaint process if can call the commissioner, said Foy.6 St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 No one has gotten back to me and I dont feel like anything is being done here. This has left me with a sad feeling that people just dont care. and now its dog-eat-dog. Im still hoping to meet with the commissioner, or a senator or anyone and get my motor back. Jay Flanagan, St. John resident St. John Resident Claims Police Inaction After Boat Motor Theft Happy Holidays!


St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 7 St. John Non-prot Kids First! Awards Largest Grant in Three Y ear HistoryContinued on Page 19 If You Bought a TV, Monitor, or Notebook Computer That Contained a Flat Panel ScreenLawsuits and Settlements Could Affect You. There are lawsuits involving the price of thin lm transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) Flat Panels purchased indirectly from the Defendants. Indirectly means that you purchased the TFTLCD Flat Panel from someone other than the manufacturer of the Flat Panel. Settlements have been reached with seven Defendants (Chimei Innolux Corp.; Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd.; Epson Imaging Devices Corp.; HannStar Display Corp.; Hitachi Displays, Ltd.; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; and Sharp Corp.). Three Defendants (AU Optronics Corp.; LG Display Co. Ltd.; Toshiba Corp.; and their U.S. afliates) have not agreed to settle so the lawsuits continue against them. What are the lawsuits about? The lawsuits claim that the Defendants conspired to x, raise, maintain or stabilize prices of TFT-LCD Flat Panels resulting in overcharges to consumers who bought products containing the panels. The litigation is asking for money and an order to stop the Defendants alleged behavior that is the subject of these lawsuits. The Defendants deny Plaintiffs allegations or that indirect purchasers suffered any overcharge. The Court has not decided who is right. Who is included in the lawsuits? The case is proceeding to recover money for consumers in 24 states and the District of Columbia and governmental entities in eight states, and for nationwide injunctive relief to stop the Defendants alleged behavior. Statewide Damages Classes: Generally, include any person or business that indirectly purchased TFT-LCD panels incorporated in TVs, monitors and/or notebook computers from one or more of the Defendants or Quanta Display Inc., from 1999 to 2006, for their own use and not for resale, while residing in the 24 states or DC. The purchase must have been made in the same state where the person or business resided. The specic class denitions, For More Information: 1-855-225-1886 www.LCDclass.comText: LCDclass to 41513 (Text messaging rates may apply)Legal Notice including exceptions to Class membership, are available at www.LCDclass.com. The 24 states are: AZ, AR, CA, FL, HI, IA, KS, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NV, NM, NY, NC, ND, RI, SD, TN, VT, WV and WI. Nationwide Class: Includes any person or business that indirectly purchased in the U.S., TFT-LCD panels incorporated in TVs, monitors and/or notebook computers, from one or more of the Defendants or Quanta Display Inc., between 1999 and the present, for their own use and not for resale, and reside in the U.S. as of the date of this notice. Attorneys General Actions: The Attorneys General of AR, CA, FL, MI, MO, NY, WV and WI are participating in these Settlements to resolve related claims arising from the same allegations as asserted in the class actions: (1) on behalf of state residents under the doctrine of parens patriae, which allows a state to bring a lawsuit on behalf of its citizens, and/or for governmental entities; and (2) for civil penalties. What do the Settlements provide? There are seven Settlements, totaling $538,555,647, being presented to the Court for approval. Any interest earned will be added to the Settlement Fund. The Settlement Fund will be used to pay individual and business consumers in the 24 states and DC, and governmental entity consumers in the eight states. Some Settling Defendants also are paying civil penalties to the Attorneys General. More details are in Settlement Agreements and other documents available at www.LCDclass.com. The cost to administer the Settlements, as well as attorneys fees, costs and expenses, and payments to the Class Representatives, will come out of the Settlement Fund. In the future, Plaintiffs counsel will request attorneys fees not to exceed one-third of the Settlement Fund, plus reimbursement of costs and expenses. The attorneys also may ask the Court to permit the use of money from the Settlement Fund to help nance the ongoing litigation. The Settling Defendants have agreed not to engage in conduct that is at issue in these lawsuits and will establish (or maintain) a program to educate their employees about complying with the law, and will cooperate with the Plaintiffs in their ongoing litigation against the Non-Settling Defendants. How can I get a payment? No money will be distributed yet. Plaintiffs counsel will pursue the lawsuits against the Non-Settling Defendants. All funds received in this case will be distributed together at the conclusion of the lawsuits or as ordered by the Court. You will need to le a valid claim to receive a payment. Notice about the claims process will be made available at a later date. If you want to receive notice about the claims process or future settlements you should register at www.LCDclass.com. What are my rights? If you do nothing, your rights will be affected. If you do not want to be legally bound by the lawsuits, you must exclude yourself from the Classes or the Attorneys General Actions. The deadline to exclude yourself is April 13, 2012. If you do not exclude yourself you will not be able to sue the Defendants for any claim relating to the lawsuits. If you reside outside of the 24 states or DC you will retain any right you have to sue the Defendants for monetary relief. The Court will hold a hearing on May 18, 2012 to consider whether to approve the Settlements. If you stay in the Classes, you may object to the Settlements by April 13, 2012. You or your own lawyer may appear and speak at the hearing at your own expense. Any request for exclusion or objection must be mailed to: LCD Class, P.O. Box 8025, Faribault, MN 55021-9425. A class action trial against the Non-Settling Defendants is scheduled to begin on April 23, 2012. A second trial, involving the claims of the Attorneys General of AR, FL, MO, MI, WV and WI, is set to begin on November 5, 2012. Additional trials involving the claims of the Attorneys General of CA and NY may take place at a later date. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Thanks to Kids First! several mer camp this year without their parents having to worry about the cost. zation dedicated to improving ear ly childhood education and access to that education, recently donated $33,000 to Gifft Hill School for its Barracuda Summer Camp and Early Learning Program. The grant will cover camp costs for needs-based students this summer who will then hopefully attend GHS Early Learning Program, with scholarships, in the fall, explained Kids First! presiThe grant will serve two pur based students to attend camp this needs-based students to attend the GHS Early Childhood Program in still a lot of children on the island who would thrive given the oppor tunity of early childhood education. The idea is to get kids into the camp and following up on the camp experience, the children and parents would then be more comfortable enrolling in the Early Childhood Program at GHS as well, he added. Camp Barracuda kicks off about a week after GHS classes wrap up and runs until about a week before school starts. Students as young as two-and-a-half and as old as teenBay Beach with swim lessons from V.I. National Park Education Speects and more during the camp. With enrollment between about 15 and 30 children depending on cials expect their numbers to boom St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott(Left to Right) GHS development director Beth Jones, GHS lower school head Beth Knight, Camp Barracuda director Elana Dandeneau and Kids First! president Bruce


St. John Tradewinds Imagine a way to reduce those constantly escalating light bills by 50 to 80 percent. That is a real possibility for Virgin Islands businesses who use Light Emitting Diodes, or LEDs. These bulbs are not the twisted cents (CFLs) which contain mer cury. LEDs, in contrast, are solid state lighting (SSL) made with silicon semiconductor chips. Technologi cally, LEDs have evolved light years even since 2009, so its best to look at recent data, according to Robin Gallup, owner of LED Lighting Conversions, an associate of LED Conversions Inc. LEDs are now commercially affordable by creating savings in kilowatt hours over time, cutting lighting bills by 50 to 80 percent, Gallup explained. The return on investment in the Virgin Islands is usually between six and 18 months depending on the application, said the local LED business owner. And the lights can last up to 15 years. By replacing halogen, high pressure sodium or mercury halide bulbs with LEDs, those $1,000 monthly light bills could be as low as $250, Gallup added. And LEDs no longer emit that blue-white color. Today the bulbs are available in a range of colors described in degrees of Kelvin temperature and are actually pleasing to the eye. They can vary cations, to natural white for retail stores, to bright white for security purposes, Gallup explained. There are also no maintenance associated with LEDs, according to the local business owner. No ballasts are required and there is no maintenance needed to replace bulbs or ballasts as USA LEDs have a 50,000 hour L70 lifetime which means 70 percent of LED light output remains after 50,000 hours, said Gallup. That adds up to 11 and a half years if your lights are turned on 12 hours per day. Conventional bulbs would have to be changed three to four times to match the lifetime of LEDs. LEDs also reduce air condition ing costs, since the bulbs produce very little heat, Gallup added. And LEDs are a better alternative bulb in areas where energy can dip and surge, according to Gallup. LEDs are not affected by dips and surges in power or black-outs since LED drivers convert AC to DC which protects them from blowing like other bulbs, she said. Quality LEDs can be made to operate in a range of 90 to 277 volts. The bulbs also offer improved security with its enhanced images of well-lit buildings or parking lots, Gallup added. An LED white glow offers clear visibility for security cam eras, she said. These luminaires occupancy and motion sensors. LEDs dont contain heavy met als and use less solar power to illuminate, explained Gallup. There are no hazardous disposal fees for businesses to recycle, as USA LEDs are made with no lead or mercury, said the business owner. They are a L.E.E.D. (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certi needed to power LEDs as they use less kilowatts than all other types of lights. For example a 5.5 LED watts replace a 50 watt halogen track light, 9.5 LED watts replace a 65 orescent tube light and 88 LED watts replace a 460 watt mercury halide outdoor light with ballast, explained Gallup. Potential customers should look for LEDs light that are made in the year warranty and offer a 50,000 hour L70 lifetime, according to Gallup. There are also current testfrom Department of Energy and Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Gallup explained. For tropical climates, pur chase LEDs that are tested at 25 degrees Centigrade and operate in a range of 90 to 277 volts, she said. Compare the power factors and the lumens/watt, or amount of light generated. LEDs provide high quality light ing that dramatically minimizes energy consumption and improves the bottom line for small and large businesses, Gallup explained. These lights will eliminate millions of metric tons of carbon cial savings for businesses, institu tions and municipalities, she said. Lets begin lighting the way to a greener tomorrow in the Virgin Islands by using green energy that makes cents. For more information email Gallup at Robin@ledconversion sinc.com or call 340-513-1386.8 St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 The return on investment in the Virgin Islands is usually between six and 18 months depending on the application. And the lights can last up to 15 years. Robin Gallup, owner of LED Lighting Conversions, an associate of LED Conversions Inc. LED Lights Are Great Addition To Any Energy Reduction Strategy LED lights, above, now offer attractive lighting and even more attractive savings. barefootdesign group,llclicensed architect AIA member NCARB certifiedmongoose junction, po box 1772 st. john, us virgin islands 00831 tel (340) 693-7665, fax (340) 693-8411 barefootaia.comprofessional design and development services Island Solar SAY NO TO WAPA Grid tie systems Battery stand alone systems Solar Hot water systems Solar Pool Pumps Off-grid living for 10 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-642-0351 e: islandsolarvi@gmail.com SAVE $$$$$


St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 9 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Find, explore, discover. Listen, look, imagine, pretend. messages residents were stopping to read on several brightly colored signs offering educational tips for The Marketplace on Wednesday, February 29. Together the signs compose the Born Learning Trail, which was created by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, as a cational opportunities in every day activities. The signs were brought to The Marketplace thanks to Kids nization dedicated to improving early childhood education (see related story on page 7). The Born Learning Trail was created by CFVI and Kids First! helped them create an affordable, movable set of the signs to put around the island, said Kids First! Julius E. Sprauve School and Gifft Hill School during Parent Teacher Nights, and has heard nothing but positive feedback about the messages. The signs are all about ways to integrate learning into play time, young any experience can be turned into a learning experience. The idea is to engage parents to start thinking of all of the learning opportunities every day. There are Born Learning Trail signs on St. Thomas at Magens Bay and at Winston Raymond ballpark. On St. John, CFVI, in collabora tion with the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation, and V.I. National Park, will host a ribbon cutting for a new Born LearnCruz Bay on Tuesday, March 20, at 10:30 a.m. CFVIs child development specialist Annette Olsen was on hand last week as well, sharing information about The Family Connection, an early childhood learning center on St. Thomas. Located in Vitraco Mall, The Family Connection offers workshops for early childhood education professionals and offers consultations for parents, who can also borrow toys, books and more form the center. For more information about The Family Connection call the center at 777-0990.Ribbon Cutting for First St. John Born Learning Trail Set for March 20 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo The Family Connection on St. John last week. The Animal Care Center Extends belated thanks To Sheree York And Calypso Charters For the donation of A Calypso Sunset Sail * * * * The raffle winner was Diana Beam! * * * * U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Far from the hustle and bustle of Cruz Bay, and even Coral Bay for that matter, the remote East different. Privacy prevails in this most secluded neighborhood of the island, with quiet rocky beaches and steady cooling breezes off Sir Francis Drake Channel. While only a relatively few peaceful loving residents have called the area on the far eastern ridge of the island home, a new upscale subdivision promises to maintain the quiet calm of the area, while allowing for a few more neighbors. The Point at Privateer is a new luxury subdivision with estate sized lots, paved roads, under ground utilities and a gated entrance. There are a total of about 30 lots in the subdivision, ranging in price from $575,000 for a oneacre parcel to $9 million for an expansive 13-acre spread, listed by Islandia Real Estate owner/broker Merry Nash. About 10 lots have already been reserved in this beautiful area which offers stunning views of the British Virgin Islands dotting the horizon across the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Preliminary plans include a club house with a large pool, meeting rooms, entertainment areas with BBQs on the rocky beach at Privateer Bay and even a few beach cottages for guests, explained Nash. The owner has a large parcel in the middle of the subdivision on a rocky beach and he wants to build a club house with a swimming pool and recreation areas, said Nash. It would be a great spot for weekend get-togethers with BBQs and meeting spaces. Hes also thinking about building a few rental cottages right around the club. The owner will retain the cottages and I can imagine someone who buys a lot staying right there while they dream about their dream said. Many lots afford wide open views to the east and great oppor the sun and moon. Each parcel in The Point at Privateer is at least a full acre, which means the tasteful ly planned development will never resemble sprawling McMansions piled atop one another. Its an amazing subdivision, said Nash. The owner has selfrestricted the area as he could have subdivided each lot into half-acre parcels. Instead the smallest lot is one full acre and there are many lots that are larger. From the expansive lot sizes to the amazing views and tranquility of the East End, The Point at Privateer offers unparalleled island living for the person who relishes quiet and calm. ple who really like privacy, said Nash. The Point at Privateer offers the best part of living on an island, being surrounded by water and rocky shorelines, almost like a private island, yet with the convenience of being able to drive where ever you want to go. For more information about The Point at Privateer call Nash at Islandia Real Estate at 776-6666 or email merryvi@aol.com10 St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 Gold Addy Award2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Magazine DesignSt. John Tradewiinds News Photos The Point at Privateer on the East End of St. John offers estate sized lots with amazing views of the surrounding water and the BVIs. VOW RENEWAL PHOTOS A VAILABLE FREE OF CHARGEhttp://tropicalfocus.zenfolio.com/vowrenewal2012 The Point at PrivateerEnjoy the Best of Island Living


St. John Tradewinds The St. John Land Conser vancy is celebrating its one year are looking forward to expanding preservation opportunities across the island. SJLC was formed last April as way to save pristine Haulover Bay from development and president Lauren Mercadante has learned a lot over the past 12 months, she explained. As president of SJLC, I would like to thank the entire community, our volunteers and supporters for their help in preserving natural spaces habitats and historical land on St. John, said Mercadante. The year 2011 was one of learning and challenges, starting with the preservation of Haulover Bay which began it all. land families about what is impor tant to them, the options available for conserving their land and what they would like to see for their islands future, she said. Conservation Easements are a viable way to ensure that Love Citys cultural history is preserved for generations to come, Mer cadante explained. SJLC believes one way to preserve land and culture on St. John is through Conservation Easements, she said. A Conservation owner and the community a true win-win situation. A Conservation Easement is an agreement between the landowner landowner to conserve their land from over development while retaining their private ownership, explained Mercadante. The Conservancy does not own the land, she said. The purpose of a Conservation Easement is to protect land now while keeping it within ones family for the future. The terms of the Conservation Easement works with the land, and assures the land will be conserved and protected in its natural state for future generations. Some Conservation Easements cover only a portion of the landowners property, but it depends on the landowners plans, Mer cadante added. Suppose you have 10 acres, with your home on two acres and the remaining eight acres being family farmland or of historic value, she said. The Conservation Easement allows the landowner to protect only the eight acres. The remaining two acres would not be affected or covered by the easement and could be developed, lived on or sold to meet the owners needs. Because the land is still owned privately, the entire property under a Conservation Easement agreement can be sold, said Mer cadante. There are also some enticing tion Easements, according to Mer cadante. For example, a landowner can receive a Federal income tax deduction for the gift of the Conservation Easement to the community, said the SJLC president. There may also be local property Islands, conserved land is exempt from property taxes. Conservation Easements let you keep your land tax free, for ever, said Mercadante. Doesnt that sound great. Since estate taxes can make it tracts of land intact, Conservation Easements are one option, Mer cadante added. Estate taxes often make it difand in the family because of high values, she said. Rather than have to subdivide or sell land for development in order to pay these taxes, a Conservation Easement Mercadante is often asked if a Conservation Easement means someones land is open to the public, she explained. This is not the case, Mercadante pointed out. Your land is solely and exclu said. Of course, owners of land which is of historical and cultural interest may allow limited public access. Living on such a small island means that preserving land is a unique proposition on St. John, according to the SJLC president. St. John is a unique place where the past is part of our present and future, she said. If you want to keep and preserve your land and dont wish to build on it, sell it, or pay taxes on it, a Conser while providing for the future. tion which depends on the support from individuals and businesses to achieve its land for people mission. For more information about the group, about Conservation Easements, or to make a donation, call 252-774-0792 or email info@ St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 11 BE CREATIVE Glazing Guidelines Feb 2 The English Potter Feb 9-12 Potters Wheel 2/14,21,28 3/6 Watercolor on Beach Feb 22 Sculpting the Figure Feb 25 340-776-6226 ext 212 340-514-6594 mobile mahobayclay@earthlink.net St. John Land Conservancy Celebrates One Y ear in AprilThe Conservancy does not own the land. The purpose of a Conservation Easement is to protect land now while keeping it within ones family for the future. The terms of the Conservation Easement works with the land, and assures the land will be conserved and protected in its natural state for future gen erations. Lauren Mercadante, president St. John Land Conservancy


I found a recent letter from Mr. Sour Grapes reputation. What the letter doesnt say is that Senator Barshinger actually voted for Sour Grapes zoning change request and blasted the Park Service for sending an unsigned letter opposing the zoning change request. Ive worked with Senator Barshinger on many issues and found him to be a very honest, intelligent, competent and caring person who understands the issues and knows how to deal with them. My only wish is that next time around instead of voting for Senator at Large Barshinger, I can vote for Governor Barshinger. Gerry Londergan12 St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 16 Have you been having unusually poor AT&T cell service in Coral Bay since December 2011? If so, please call direct AT&T technical support line and report the problem to 877-970-6660. Coral Bay residentMr. Sour Grapes WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY MARCH 8TH Keeping Track of Crime 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3rd Degree Burglaries: 10 Grand Larcenies: 16 Rapes: 0 Call and Report Bad AT&T ServiceWhatever happened to the St. John Arts Festival! In previous years it was a dynamic, fun event with colorful vendors and local artisans. What a pleasure it was to be greeted by its happy welcome as one ar rived on the ferry. Unfortunately this year it was downgraded to a tiny and cramped backyard area. Why? Was there a problem with the Festival being held in the Park? A problem so great that the only solution out of its traditional venue? Was the Festivals gaudy appearance so embar unimportant? Was St. John improved somehow by disenfranchising the Festival? This seems more like a very sad loss for all St. John! Whats next to go, I wonder? George Mercadante What Happened to the Vendors?Thank you to all the volunteers who worked 8 Tuff Winnie, Claire, Deanna, Julie, Cindy, Laurie, Tristan, Jessica and Dini. These volunteers handed out Wounded Warrior paraphernalia to hundreds of runners in the form of pins, bracelets and stickers, all of which brought awareness of our disabled vets to the public. Evidently there were a number of veterans who teer team. They proudly sported the Wounded War wounded in combat, a metaphor for all of us in life. The organizations battle cry is the greatest casualty is being forgotten; it was moving to watch some woman struggling out of Reef Bay valley with the insignia on her thigh in support of our American soldiers. The St. John business community, too, was tremendously generous during the fundraiser. They gave over $3,000 directly to us and this is not including those who gave anonymously to The WWP on The 8 Tuff website. All proceeds go to disabled veterans in the form of workshops, outings and ancillary medical expenses. organization does so much for our wounded vets so please support them. They come to St. John every year for therapeutic workshops in the national park. You can go to www.teamriverrunner.org, see what this organization is doing for our veterans and make a donation. Thank you again to those who supported the wounded warriors in any way. Youre the best in the world and you make us so proud. T ed Kelliher Thanks To All Who Supported Wounded Warrior Project The caption on the photo which accompanied the article entiled Hermon Smith Shares Memories of His Life and Work on St. John in the February 27-March 4, 2012 edition of St. John Tradewinds incor St. John Tradewinds apologizes for the error.Correction


St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 13 Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) design_envir@yahoo.comVezios Custom Painting Decoding Check Engine Lights Ask the Auto Doctor By Jack Brown St. John Tradewinds Welcome to Ask The Auto Doctor, a fun column to discuss your car, car problems and car repairs. Each week, Ill answer your questions in an effort to help as many car owners as possible here on St. John. I wont be able to answer all submitted questions but I will attempt to answer as many as possible. Q: I have a 2006 Toyota Tacoma pick up and my check engine light came on a few days ago and my light mean and should I have the car looked at. A: OK, youre driving along in your car or truck and suddenly a yellow light illuminates on your dash telling you to check or service your engine. If youre like most car owners, you have little idea about what that light is trying to tell you or exactly how you should react. Some vehicles also have a Maintenance Required light that will come on periodically. The Maintenance Required is set to go off at factory preset mileages as a reminder to get your car confused with your check engine light which is more serious and need your attention. Call it the most misunderstood and ignored indica tor on your dashboard, the check engine light can mean many different things, from a loose gas cap to a It doesnt mean you have to pull the car over to the side of the road and call a tow truck. It does mean you should get the car checked out as soon as possible. Ignore the warning, and you could end up damaging expensive components. It also can be a sign that your car is getting poor fuel economy and emitting higher levels of pollutants. The other risk is that if you engine light to come on and ignore it then the light stays on constantly. So a relatively minor problem may be keeping the light on so youll never know if a serious problem occurs with your engine because the light, that youve been ignoring, is already on. What the Light Actually Means The check engine light is part of your cars onboard diagnostics (OBD) system. Since the 1980s, computers increasingly have controlled and monitored vehicle performance, regulating such variables as engine speed (RPM), fuel mixture, and ignition timing. In some cars, the computer also tells the automatic transmission when to shift. system that it cant correct, the computer turns on a yellow warning indicator thats labeled check engine, service engine soon or check power train. as the International Check Engine Symbol, perhaps with the word Check. In addition to turning on the light, your vehicles computer stores a trouble code in its memory that read with an electronic scan tool or a diagnostic computer, standard equipment in auto repair shops. There are also a number of relatively inexpensive code readers that are designed for do-it-yourselfers. Beginning in 1996, when, under OBD II regulations, carmakers were required to install a more sophisticated system that monitors almost every vehicle of components and processes. For example, it continually samples exhaust emissions as they come out of the engine and again when they leave the catalytic converter, a device that removes carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon pollutants from the exhaust. The system also monitors your cars fuel system to ensure that gasoline vapors are not escaping into the atmosphere through a leak or even a loose or missing gas cap. In most cases, if a problem occurs, the computer will wait to see if it corrects itself before turning on the light. What T o Do If your check engine light illuminates dont react like one of my customers, who simply poured an extra quart of engine oil into their Jeep Liberty. Although extreme situations, such as low oil pressure or an overheating engine, might trigger a check engine light, your dashboard has other lights and gauges to warn you about those problems and probably a lot sooner. The best advice is to read your owners work, and learn the purpose of the check engine light and every other gauge and warning indicator on your dashboard. If the check engine light illuminates, it will either blink or remain constant, depending on the severity of the problem. Either way, you should have the vehicle checked by a mechanic, although a blinking light indicates a problem that needs immediate attention. In late-model cars, a blinking light usually indibeing dumped into the exhaust system, where it can quickly damage the catalytic converter, requiring an oil with gas as well as reduce lubrication of the cylwear of the piston, rings and cylinder walls. If you have a blinking check engine light, you should reduce power and have the car or truck looked Continued on Page 18 GHS-TW Golden Opportunity 3.5.12.indd 1 3/3/12 8:24 AM


14 St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 Place OAll T ime Pace Name Age Sex Home Female 12 and Under 1 257 1:23:53 10:01 Alison Bartsch 12 F St. Thomas VI 2 285 1:25:33 10:13 Adelaide Jones 8 F St. John VI 3 286 1:25:34 10:13 Lily Schutt 9 F St. John VI 4 569 1:42:37 12:15 Kayleigh Emanuelson 9 F St. John VI 5 576 1:42:54 12:17 Missy Muilenburg 11 F St. John VI 6 649 1:49:55 13:07 Emily Murrill 10 F St. John VI 7 651 1:50:02 13:08 Samantha Weninger 12 F Cumming GA 8 652 1:50:04 13:09 Rachel Bower 11 F St. John VI 9 655 1:50:10 13:09 Lily Francis 10 F St. John VI 10 705 1:54:29 13:40 Bella Witbeck 11 F St. John VI 11 708 1:54:51 13:43 Terra Star Ehrhart 9 F St. John VI 12 728 1:56:38 13:55 Ella Barr 11 F St. Thomas VI 13 735 1:57:04 13:59 Maya Dudkin 8 F St. John VI 14 811 2:05:21 14:58 Solana Suazo 11 F St. Thomas VI 15 856 2:10:56 15:38 Phoenix Rose 8 F St. John VI Male 12 and Under 1 37 1:03:09 7:33 Evan Jones 12 M St. John VI 2 95 1:11:14 8:30 Tomas Del Olmo 12 M St. John VI 3 141 1:15:57 9:04 Axel Bartsch 9 M St. Thomas VI 4 252 1:23:36 9:59 Seidon Nemeth 12 M St. Thomas VI 5 345 1:28:33 10:34 Draven Boyd 11 M St. John VI 6 361 1:29:23 10:40 Skye Ehrhart 12 M St. John VI 7 368 1:29:27 10:41 Landis Wallace 12 M St. John VI 8 404 1:31:50 10:58 Alex McFarlane 10 M St. Thomas VI 9 405 1:31:54 10:58 Amoi Ottley 11 M St. Thomas VI 10 408 1:32:09 11:00 Cristian Rutnik 10 M St. John VI 11 413 1:32:17 11:01 Kristopher Bleyer 11 M St. John VI 12 414 1:32:19 11:01 Luca Hotze 8 M St. John VI 13 540 1:40:38 12:01 Quinn Farrell 9 M St. Thomas VI 14 541 1:40:51 12:03 Silas Wisehart 11 M St. Thomas VI 15 618 1:46:25 12:42 Grant Farrell 12 M St. Thomas VI Female 13 to 16 1 235 1:22:29 9:51 Coral Breuning 16 F St. John VI 2 289 1:25:37 10:13 Ariel Stolz 16 F St. Thomas VI 3 393 1:30:55 10:51 Colleen Henderson 15 F Sayville NY 4 452 1:34:47 11:19 Emily Wild 14 F St. John VI 5 479 1:36:26 11:31 Agustina Barbuto 16 F St. John VI 6 698 1:53:34 13:34 Sophie Bartlett 15 F St. Thomas VI 7 709 1:54:52 13:43 Kaitlyn Cummings 13 F St. John VI 8 736 1:57:10 13:59 Brianna Olive 15 F St. Thomas VI 9 744 1:57:40 14:03 Charlotte Lacey 16 F Holliston MA 10 844 2:08:40 15:22 Madison Freeman-Wiesen 15 F St. John VI 11 963 2:42:13 19:22 Juely Silverman 13 F St. Thomas VI Male 13 to 16 1 137 1:15:37 9:02 Andre Ripley 15 M St. Thomas VI 2 188 1:18:50 9:25 Noah Stolz 14 M St. Thomas VI 3 218 1:21:28 9:44 Xavier Trahan 16 M St. John VI 4 226 1:21:56 9:47 Luca Del Olmo 14 M St. John VI 5 313 1:27:04 10:24 Danny Conley 15 M St. John VI 6 337 1:27:55 10:30 Thomas Walden 13 M St. John VI 7 372 1:29:40 10:42 Andrew Remeselnik 15 M St. Thomas VI 8 505 1:37:43 11:40 Alex Ray 14 M St. John VI 9 602 1:44:58 12:32 Fernando Jr. Silva 13 M St. Thomas VI 10 643 1:49:20 13:03 Gavin Daigneault 14 M St. John VI 11 787 2:02:04 14:34 Luke Patrie 13 M St. John VI 12 838 2:07:35 15:14 Jackson Barry 14 M St. John VI 13 868 2:14:29 16:03 Jake Silverman 15 M Dover MA 14 898 2:21:15 16:52 Myles Todman 13 M St. Thomas VI 15 942 2:34:55 18:30 Jonathon Qualls 13 M St. Thomas VI Female 17 to 19 1 336 1:27:54 10:30 Nikki Barnes 18 F St. Thomas VI 2 338 1:27:57 10:30 Kellie Walters 19 F Ames IA 3 475 1:36:09 11:29 Emma Henderson 17 F Sayville NY 4 696 1:53:18 13:32 Nicole Morrisette 17 F St. John VI 5 745 1:57:41 14:03 Anna Dellicker 17 F Holliston MA 6 747 1:58:10 14:07 Caitlyn Horsfall 19 F Ballwin MO 7 948 2:37:01 18:45 Natascha Nuro 19 F St. Thomas VI Male 17 to 19 1 27 59:22 7:06 Rohit Gaikwad 17 M St. Thomas VI 2 53 1:05:20 7:48 Ryan Carroll 17 M Arlington VA 3 139 1:15:47 9:03 Stephen Conley 17 M St. John VI 4 149 1:16:33 9:09 Dale Carty 19 M St. Thomas VI 5 314 1:27:06 10:24 Brenon Joseph 17 M St. John VI 6 515 1:38:33 11:46 Michael Buyak 19 M Greenland NH Female 20 to 24 1 33 1:02:08 7:25 Emily Egelhoff-Whalen 20 F Raleigh NC 2 129 1:15:08 8:58 Chelsea Antoinette 23 F St. John VI 3 169 1:17:37 9:16 Margaret Coxe 24 F St. John VI 4 224 1:21:55 9:47 Danielle Gornick 20 F St. Thomas VI 5 288 1:25:37 10:13 Jess Casler 24 F St. John VI 6 317 1:27:10 10:25 Sarah Beechler 24 F St. John VI 7 320 1:27:21 10:26 Christi Holmes 24 F St. John VI 8 402 1:31:43 10:57 Monika Banic 24 F St. Thomas VI 9 437 1:34:06 11:14 Kylie Fitzgibbons 22 F St. Thomas VI 10 491 1:37:00 11:35 Amy Grogan 22 F Chicago IL 11 523 1:39:17 11:51 Savanna Goodman 24 F St. Thomas VI 12 543 1:41:03 12:04 Brianna Grantham 24 F St. Thomas VI 13 570 1:42:41 12:16 Liz Seeley 24 F St. John VI 14 577 1:42:58 12:18 Jane Conrad 22 F St. John VI 15 587 1:44:02 12:25 Marie Peters 24 F St. Thomas VI Male 20 to 24 1 14 56:22 6:44 Miguel Hernandez 22 M Miami FL 2 20 58:46 7:01 Michael Thompson 23 M St. Thomas VI 3 21 58:49 7:02 Curtis Bowden 23 M St. John VI 5 58 1:05:47 7:51 Thomas Hanna 20 M St. John VI 6 65 1:06:51 7:59 Daniel Whitt 23 M St. John VI 7 67 1:07:04 8:01 Tom Shea 24 M St. John VI 8 83 1:09:49 8:20 Alex Brown 23 M St. Thomas VI 9 165 1:17:22 9:14 Peter Visceglia 24 M St. Thomas VI 10 215 1:21:08 9:41 Blake Bennett 22 M St. Croix VI 11 380 1:29:56 10:44 Ryan Costanzo 24 M St. John VI 12 531 1:39:54 11:56 James Georgalas 23 M St. Thomas VI Runners and walkers in the 16th Annual 8 Tuff Miles Road Race, including Lily Schutt and Adelaide Jones, left to right above, and Luca Costello, at far left, were all smiles on Saturday, February 25. Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers8 T uff Miles 2012 Results: T op 15 in Each Age Group


St. John Tradewinds The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands last week announced the list of scholarships available for the year 2012. CFVI is grateful to our generous donors who recognize that by supporting higher education, they are helping to insure the long-term health of our community, said CFVI President Dee Baech er-Brown. She also noted that there is an additional under graduate scholarship available this year, funded by Glacial Energy. Glacial Energy is proud to announce the sponsorship of the Glacial Energy Business Scholar ship for a student who will be attending The University of the Virgin Islands, said Mark Finley, President of Glacial Energy. The scholarship will be awarded to a 2012 graduating senior from the Virgin Islands public school system wishing demonstrates exceptional academic performance, leadership, community service and extracurricular tance. Undergraduate Scholarships A9VI RECYCLING INC Scholarships: Two scholarships of $5,000 each to graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in environmental ALEXANDER A. FARRELLY: One $1,500 Scholarship in early childhood or health sciences ARTRELLE M. WHEATLEY Scholarship: One year full tuition to the University of the Virgin Islands, to a student with an outstanding record in community service who will have completed two semesters at UVI by June 2011. BARRY LAW ENFORCEMENT Scholar ship: Awarded to a graduating senior of Charlotte Amalie High School pursuing a degree in Law Enforcement. CHARAF FAMILY Scholarship: Two $1,000 scholarships preferably in the arts. CORAL WORLD Scholarship: $3,500 to a student pursuing a four-year degree in science at any mental science or marine biology. Glacial Energy Business Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to a 2012 graduating public school senior pursuing an education at UVI al academic performance, leadership, community service and extracurricular activities, as well as GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE RETIRE MENT SYSTEM Scholarships: Up to three renewable grants of approximately $2,250 per semester each to a graduating high school student from St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix who are dependents of contributing members of GERS. ISAAC AND REBECCA PAIEWONSKY Scholarship: $2,000 per year for up to four years, to a graduating Senior from Charlotte Amalie High School. LANA VENTO Scholarship: Up to eight scholarships, preferably for students interested in marine and environmental sciences. NIGEL O. HODGE FOUNDATION Scholar ship: $1,000 to a graduating senior who is inter ested in a related degree related to health, medicine and nursing at an accredited college or university. THEODORE E. SHARP SCHOLAR Awards: $2,000 award to one student or $1,000 to two students with outstanding records in community ser vice that have applied to, or are already enrolled in an accredited college or university. TUNICK FAMILY FUND Scholarship: An award of $1,000 to a student at the University of the Virgin Islands, with academic excellence and degree in business. ANNA WALSH SCHOLAR Awards: Ten scholarships of $1,000 awarded to students that have applied to, or are already enrolled in any accredited college or university. Graduate Scholarships CAHS PHYSICIAN ALUMNI Scholarship Fund: $5,000 per year for a 4 year period to a CAHS graduate that attended CAHS for at least 3 years and resided in the V.I. for at least 5 years and who has been accepted to an accredited U.S. medical school. CYNTHIA DE HAYNES HEALTH SCIENCE Scholarship: $3,000 to a student pursuing graduate studies in alternative medicine, pharmacy or nursing. NSL GRADUATE STUDIES FUND Scholar ship: An award of $2,000 each year to a student pursuing graduate degrees in the humanities, the Community Foundation of Virgin Islands Announces List of 2012 Academic ScholarshipsSt. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 15 Female 25 to 29 1 46 1:04:23 7:41 Stephanie Remick 26 F Arlington VA 2 54 1:05:31 7:49 Devon Nemire-Pepe 28 F St. John VI 3 66 1:06:57 8:00 Ashley Moore 25 F Cold Spring KY 4 86 1:10:17 8:24 Liz Reda 29 F St. Thomas VI 5 92 1:10:56 8:28 Sarah Swan 25 F St. John VI 6 97 1:11:27 8:32 Krista Barnett 26 F Newport KY 7 102 1:11:53 8:35 Kayla Howell 25 F North Palm Beach FL 8 121 1:14:19 8:53 Kathryn Fauver 25 F Covington KY 9 134 1:15:27 9:01 Jenelle Pothier 28 F Alfred ME 10 135 1:15:27 9:01 Ashley Macko 29 F St. Thomas VI 11 142 1:16:09 9:06 Caitlin Conover 29 F Arlington VA 12 145 1:16:13 9:06 Casey Taylor 29 F Durango CO 13 154 1:16:52 9:11 Eleanor Cobern 27 F St. Thomas VI 14 159 1:16:59 9:12 Carolyn Rebeck 29 F New York NY 15 163 1:17:12 9:13 Kristine Funk 26 F St. Thomas VI Male 25 to 29 1 6 53:13 6:21 Brian Dugan 25 M Cold Spring KY 2 12 55:41 6:39 Matthew Frondofr 25 M Lakeside Park OH 3 31 1:01:13 7:19 Matthew Barnes 28 M St. Thomas VI 4 44 1:04:16 7:41 Brian Grassi 29 M St. John VI 5 45 1:04:16 7:41 Tim Hanley 29 M St. John VI 6 48 1:04:35 7:43 Timothy Hindes 25 M St. John VI 7 51 1:04:41 7:44 Chris Marsh 26 M Saratoga Springs NY 8 59 1:05:49 7:52 Shay Cunningham 26 M Southborough MA 9 63 1:06:22 7:56 Greg Wingate 29 M St. John VI 10 64 1:06:50 7:59 Jonathan Miller 25 M Valdosta GA 11 71 1:07:42 8:05 Donald Gies 26 M Rohnert Park CA 12 80 1:09:08 8:15 Jason Siska 26 M St. John VI 13 87 1:10:19 8:24 Tyler Perrino 29 M St. John VI 14 108 1:12:46 8:41 Eric Muller 25 M St. John VI 15 109 1:12:48 8:42 Pete Nelson 26 M Brighton MA Female 30 to 34 1 35 1:02:39 7:29 Jennifer Sprague 31 F Newport KY 2 94 1:11:04 8:29 Michelle Wheeler 30 F North Andover MA 3 136 1:15:34 9:01 Megan Foley 32 F St. John VI 4 144 1:16:12 9:06 Junnel Berry 34 F St. Thomas VI 5 146 1:16:25 9:08 Leslie Macko 30 F St. Thomas VI 6 171 1:17:54 9:18 Carla Decastro 31 F St. Thomas VI 7 194 1:19:13 9:28 Kari Burton 32 F St. Thomas VI 8 210 1:20:40 9:38 Athena Miller 31 F Arlington VA 9 237 1:22:48 9:53 Elizabeth English 33 F Cleveland OH 10 244 1:23:09 9:56 Kristin Massaro 30 F Arlington VA 11 247 1:23:18 9:57 Claire Percival 30 F Milford CT 12 255 1:23:50 10:01 Elizabeth Godin 33 F St. Thomas VI 13 256 1:23:50 10:01 Meredith Debusk 34 F St. John VI 14 272 1:24:49 10:08 Michelle Weisman 31 F St. John VI 15 290 1:25:44 10:14 Anne Hoffman 34 F St. Thomas VI Male 30 to 34 1 2 46:49 5:36 Christopher Reis 30 M Covington KY 2 3 51:26 6:09 Jeremy Zuber 31 M St. John VI 3 4 51:53 6:12 Court Lilly 34 M Cincinnati OH 4 8 54:32 6:31 Marc Teismann 30 M Newport KY 5 17 57:43 6:54 Mark Conover 34 M Arlington VA 6 22 58:52 7:02 Chip Clifton 34 M North Palm Beach FL 7 29 1:00:09 7:11 Greg Mu 30 M St. John VI 8 57 1:05:41 7:51 C J Cross 30 M Arlington VA 9 61 1:06:21 7:55 Trepp Gabbard 32 M Healdsburg CA 10 73 1:08:10 8:09 Matthew Crafts 33 M St. John VI 11 75 1:08:30 8:11 Christopher Leveriza 31 M Arlington VA 12 85 1:10:17 8:24 Luke Hendricks 32 M St. Thomas VI 13 112 1:13:08 8:44 Thomas Kryzanski 33 M Greenwich CT 14 117 1:13:47 8:49 Justin Spenillo 31 M Seattle WA 15 122 1:14:20 8:53 Peter Nielsen 32 M St. Croix VI8 Tuff Miles Road RaceT OP 15 RACE RESULTSContinued on Page 16


16 St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 Female 35 to 39 1 62 1:06:22 7:56 Elizabeth Conklin 36 F STT VI 2 81 1:09:09 8:16 Sherri Martinez 37 F St. John VI 3 107 1:12:31 8:40 Kristen Hammes 39 F Omaha NE 4 114 1:13:17 8:45 Kasia Diericks 39 F St. Thomas VI 5 126 1:14:56 8:57 Amy Stephens 36 F Evans GA 6 131 1:15:12 8:59 Joy Bryan-Silva 36 F St. Thomas VI 7 132 1:15:18 9:00 Simina Van Cliff 39 F STT VI 8 162 1:17:10 9:13 Melissa King 39 F Washington DC 9 168 1:17:33 9:16 Ridge Pidde 36 F Bloomington MN 10 178 1:18:09 9:20 Tasha Murphy 37 F St Louis MO 12 202 1:20:08 9:34 Sherri Theberge 36 F St. John VI 13 206 1:20:19 9:35 Tiffany Barry 36 F Rincon PR 14 225 1:21:55 9:47 Anne Monroe 38 F Road Town Tortola, BVI 15 230 1:22:11 9:49 Renee Vento 35 F Cardiff CA Male 35 to 39 1 5 52:56 6:19 Paul Jones 36 M Apex NC 2 10 55:12 6:36 Shane Degannes 39 M St. Thomas VI 3 11 55:16 6:36 Peter Kamitses 35 M St. John VI 4 13 56:16 6:43 Jeffrey Branhan 39 M Cincinnati OH 5 15 56:39 6:46 Scott Bihl 38 M Cincinnati OH 6 16 57:21 6:51 Brad Dunlevy 38 M Cold Spring KY 7 18 58:04 6:56 Nathan Hauke 36 M Winchester OH 8 23 58:55 7:02 Ronnie Weed 37 M Durham NC 9 25 59:10 7:04 Jereme Ransick 35 M Cincinnati OH 10 39 1:03:25 7:34 Wynne Harvey 39 M Houston TX 11 49 1:04:35 7:43 Kevin Chipman 35 M St. John VI 12 55 1:05:34 7:50 Brad Kappel 38 M St. Thomas VI 13 69 1:07:22 8:03 Christopher Irwin 36 M STT VI 14 70 1:07:39 8:05 Jeff Kauffman 37 M St. Thomas VI 15 79 1:08:59 8:14 Jason Cohen 39 M St. Thomas VI Female 40 to 44 1 43 1:04:10 7:40 Cheehee Kim 43 F Fort Thomas KY 2 76 1:08:33 8:11 Lisa Viergutz 43 F Niles MI 3 90 1:10:47 8:27 Jennifer Bruno 41 F New Canaan CT 4 93 1:11:03 8:29 Lora Deckert 40 F Edelstein IL 5 100 1:11:45 8:34 Wendi Sylvia 43 F St. Thomas VI 6 167 1:17:28 9:15 Corrie Borglund 41 F Saint Augustine FL 7 172 1:17:55 9:18 Jessica Reeve 41 F St. John VI 8 196 1:19:23 9:29 Janelle Zachman 44 F STT VI 9 234 1:22:27 9:51 Ginny Spring 43 F Canton OH 10 251 1:23:32 9:59 Rani Keohane 40 F St. John VI 11 276 1:25:04 10:10 Diane Jongue Lewis 44 F STT VI 12 278 1:25:14 10:11 Carmella King 41 F Philadelphia PA 13 284 1:25:27 10:12 Catherine Spindler 44 F New York NY 14 334 1:27:50 10:29 Joanne Miller 43 F 501 Marblehead MA 15 350 1:28:46 10:36 Suzanne Flanders 40 F West Tisbury MA Male 40 to 44 1 7 53:52 6:26 Brian Welcome 40 M Greenville SC 2 9 54:54 6:34 Doug McLucas 42 M Westborough MA 3 19 58:18 6:58 Hugh Hallawell 42 M Boston MA 4 24 59:05 7:04 David Szeremet 44 M Fort Thomas KY 5 28 59:33 7:07 Jim Pullen 44 M Cary NC 6 34 1:02:28 7:28 Mark Speets 43 M Houston TX 7 50 1:04:39 7:43 Timothy Henderson 42 M Sayville NY 8 52 1:04:41 7:44 Rob Rocke 42 M New Haven CT 9 68 1:07:14 8:02 Patrick OConnor 44 M Evanston IL 10 82 1:09:43 8:20 Joe Hall 44 M Charlottesville VA 11 84 1:09:59 8:21 Matthew Lutz 41 M St. Thomas VI 12 89 1:10:44 8:27 Alan Cogill 43 M Toronto Canada 13 103 1:11:54 8:35 Jason Budsan 44 M St. Thomas VI 14 105 1:11:59 8:36 Lent Rhodes 43 M Beach City TX 15 115 1:13:33 8:47 Paul Konikowski 40 M STT VI Female 45 to 49 1 38 1:03:19 7:34 Peggy Levin 48 F Newtown PA 2 116 1:13:34 8:47 Dianne Black 45 F Fairfax VA 3 195 1:19:14 9:28 Joanne Hill 47 F Cohasset MA 4 228 1:22:10 9:49 Charlotte Wardell 45 F STT VI 6 277 1:25:13 10:11 Jeanne Pullen 45 F Cary NC 7 283 1:25:26 10:12 Irene Greaux 45 F St. Thomas VI 8 293 1:26:01 10:16 Caroline Godfrey 48 F Fairfax VA 9 306 1:26:33 10:20 Diane Weninger 47 F Cumming GA 10 321 1:27:23 10:26 Susanna McKenna 48 F Falmouth MA 11 353 1:29:01 10:38 Nicki Jones 49 F St. Thomas VI 12 377 1:29:50 10:44 Sandra Remeselnik 45 F St. Thomas VI 13 389 1:30:45 10:50 Melissa Pruette 46 F Orange Park FL 14 390 1:30:46 10:50 Alexandra Ewald 47 F 1084 St John VI 15 415 1:32:21 11:02 Valerie Donaghue 49 F St. John VI Male 45 to 49 1 36 1:03:02 7:32 Adam Thill 46 M St. John VI 3 56 1:05:38 7:50 William McConnell 45 M St. Thomas VI 4 60 1:06:10 7:54 Vincent Nunes 45 M St. Thomas VI 5 91 1:10:53 8:28 Richard McEvoy 48 M Falmouth MA 6 96 1:11:18 8:31 Michael Kittell 46 M Stuart FL 7 98 1:11:34 8:33 Ricky Charlemagne 46 M St. John VI 8 104 1:11:56 8:36 John Smith 47 M St. Thomas VI 9 111 1:13:08 8:44 Arthur Jones 45 M St. John VI 10 118 1:13:52 8:49 Daniel Carroll 48 M Arlington VA 11 120 1:14:02 8:51 Bill Ford 46 M St. John VI 12 147 1:16:27 9:08 Arnie Angerman 47 M New York NY 13 155 1:16:52 9:11 Kyle Hart 45 M St. John VI 14 161 1:17:07 9:13 David Black 45 M Fairfax VA 15 176 1:18:07 9:20 Gary Spindler 45 M New York NY Female 50 to 54 1 106 1:12:20 8:38 Brenda Simpson 51 F Queenstown MD 2 123 1:14:22 8:53 Laura Kline 50 F St. Thomas VI 3 143 1:16:11 9:06 Jodie Tanino 52 F St. John VI 4 198 1:19:38 9:31 Elizabeth Lowe 54 F St. John VI 5 232 1:22:24 9:50 Colette Convoy Monroe 54 F St. Thomas VI 6 260 1:23:59 10:02 Nancy Heidinger 53 F Buffalo NY 8 346 1:28:36 10:35 Patricia Bowyer 53 F Mooresville NC 9 347 1:28:36 10:35 Christine Meyer 53 F St. John VI 10 365 1:29:25 10:41 Beth Dewilde 51 F Holland MI 11 401 1:31:42 10:57 Amy Waldron 50 F Woodstock GA 12 422 1:32:48 11:05 Kelly Suazo 50 F St. Thomas VI 13 446 1:34:30 11:17 Paige Jones 50 F Alexandria VA 14 557 1:41:39 12:08 Sonia Boatwright 52 F St. Thomas VI 15 562 1:42:04 12:11 Debbie Taylor 52 F Lewiston ID Male 50 to 54 1 42 1:04:01 7:39 Martin Maag 50 M St. Thomas VI 2 47 1:04:28 7:42 Greg Smith 54 M Bozeman MT 3 72 1:07:57 8:07 Steven Laplace 50 M St. Thomas VI 4 74 1:08:19 8:10 Richard Nemeth 50 M St. Thomas VI 5 77 1:08:45 8:13 Dale Adrian 53 M Road Town Tortola BVI 8 Tuff Miles Road RaceT OP 15 RACE RESULTS Tae Kwon Do classes are at St. Ursulas Anglican Church Multipurpose Center each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Students ages 6 to Adult are welcome. For more information call Anthony Lewis at 344-1581 or call Olivine Smith at 776-6249.T ae Kwon Do Classes AvailableSt. John Tradewinds The deadline to apply for the summer session of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations Congressional Internship Program is March 22, Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen announced. The 2012 summer session is slated for May 27 to July 28. The nine-week summer program offers college students from across the nation the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. ects. The program prepares young people to become informed deInterns will receive a $3,000 stipend, are housed at a local university (all expenses covered) and may be eligible to receive academic credit at their college or university for participating in the program. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or have permission to work in the U.S., be currently or recently enrolled in college fulltime when applying for program and have demonstrated interest in public service, governance, and the policy-making process. Established in 1986, the CBCF Congressional Internship Program answered the call to help diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants. Congressional Interns are selected based on the following crite ria: solid scholastic achievement, strong writing skills, community service contributions, evidence of leadership skills and quality of application and, in some instances, interview performance. The selection is highly competitive and applications are submitted to CBCF and reviewed by a CBCF selection committee. Applicants are also asked to print out their completed applica gress, along with copies of all application materials. Finalists are ternships and submit copies of their application and other materi als to Makeda.okolo@mail.house.gov. For more information, call at 202-225-1790.Deadline for CBCF Internship Program Is March 22St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Port Authoritys Governing Board named VIPAs Legal Counsel, Attorney Don Mills, as the Authoritys Interim Executive Director effective Wednesday, February 29. VIPAs current executive director Kenn Hobson is retiring today after 25 years of service to the Port Authority serving as its executive director from October 22, 2008 through February 29, 2012. Mills will serve as Interim Executive Director until the Board has completed the selection and appointment process for a new executive director. Mills has worked at the Port Authority as legal counsel since June 20, 1989. The Board appreciates your willingness to serve in such a capacity, said VIPA Board Chairman Robert OConnor Jr.VIPA Interim Exec. Director Named


St. John Tradewinds cles her move in 1997 with her husband, Tom, from the mountains of Montana to the West Coast to live on an a sailboat, The Shoe. off for the Caribbean. Now Great Blue Graphics is pleased to announce publication of that books sequel. In this second memoir, My Next Husband Will Be Normal A St. John Adventure, Lee and her husband with a down payment for a mom and pop business on St. John. The plan when they arent sewing and selling canvas bags at their little shop, The Canvas Factory, theyll be beach potatoes. Republican state legislator with a silver crew-cut and solid tradi tional values realizes he might really be a she. Convinced the world needs more humor, Lee rations the angst while favoring the picturesque and absurd, of which there is plenty. Adding heat to this lively and personal story of love and transformation is a cast of colorful cats, Caribbean personalities, and customers from around the world. Toss in a few sex toys, some steel pan music, a pinch of voodoo and stir. My Next Husband Will Be Normal is available in print or as an e-book through Lees website, www.raeellenlee.com. The print edition is also available from select Cruz Bay shops. Or order the book from bookstores everywhere, by special order at no extra cost. E-book: ISBN 978-0-9619328-4-8, $4.99. Paper: ISBN 978-0-9619328-5-5, $14.95. Lee now lives and writes in Bellingham, WA. Visit her at www. raeellenlee.com for more information. Rae Ellen Lee Releases New Memoir My Next Husband W ill be Normal About St. John LifeSt. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 17 6 119 1:13:53 8:49 Doug Levin 50 M Newtown PA 7 127 1:15:03 8:58 James Buyak 54 M Greenland NH 8 148 1:16:27 9:08 Rick Sylvia 51 M St. Thomas VI 9 158 1:16:59 9:12 Dave McCall 51 M St. Thomas VI 11 185 1:18:31 9:23 Randall Young 50 M Lafayette LA 12 205 1:20:16 9:35 Ed Beusse 50 M Tarrytown NY 13 222 1:21:40 9:45 Michael Feierabend 52 M St. John VI 14 233 1:22:26 9:51 Jim Weninger 52 M West Bend WI 15 254 1:23:40 10:00 Peter Alter 52 M St. John VI Female 55 to 59 1 305 1:26:33 10:20 Catherine Winner 57 F Asheville NC 2 364 1:29:24 10:41 Joan Parzanese 59 F Edgartown MA 3 378 1:29:51 10:44 Cynthia Brown 59 F Sullivans Island SC 4 384 1:30:18 10:47 Eva Geszler 59 F Citrus Heights CA 5 427 1:33:24 11:09 Lusane Worth 57 F St. John VI 6 447 1:34:35 11:18 Candace Grant 59 F St. Thomas VI 7 459 1:35:19 11:23 Jan Churchill 56 F St. Thomas VI 8 510 1:38:01 11:42 Karen Radtke 58 F St. John VI 9 538 1:40:34 12:00 Barbara Birt 55 F St. Thomas VI 10 567 1:42:30 12:14 Anoushka McCoy 55 F Water Island VI 11 588 1:44:03 12:25 Judy Stern 57 F Bedford PA 12 592 1:44:05 12:26 Diana Ripley 58 F St. John VI 13 610 1:46:00 12:39 Margot Murray 58 F St. Thomas VI 14 637 1:48:41 12:59 Kim Killion 56 F New York NY 15 688 1:52:39 13:27 Theresa Morey 58 F St. Thomas VI Male 55 to 59 1 99 1:11:39 8:33 Glenn Botbyl 55 M Chester NY 2 157 1:16:58 9:12 Douglas Best 55 M Vineyard Haven MA 3 173 1:17:59 9:19 Luigi Costello 55 M St. John VI 4 246 1:23:13 9:56 Steven Brasier 55 M Mooresville NC 5 266 1:24:22 10:04 Ray Vallecillo 59 M Beaufort NC 6 291 1:25:45 10:14 Dave Minner 55 M St. John VI 7 318 1:27:16 10:25 Rick Harvey 55 M Edgartown MA 8 329 1:27:37 10:28 Brian ONeil 56 M Beverly Shores IN 9 344 1:28:33 10:34 Mark Spier 55 M Reisterstown MD 10 349 1:28:42 10:36 Steve Conley 56 M St. John VI 11 352 1:28:58 10:37 Tom Pardini 56 M Alexandria VA 12 417 1:32:30 11:03 Daryl Dodson 56 M STT VI 13 461 1:35:22 11:23 Lawrence Williams 58 M Milford CT 14 476 1:36:17 11:30 John Kennedy 58 M Easthampton MA 15 500 1:37:19 11:37 Hal Bennett 59 M Wyoming DE Female 60 to 64 1 379 1:29:53 10:44 Marcia Stewart 63 F St. John VI 2 631 1:48:17 12:56 Jean Hale 63 F Palm Harbor FL 3 729 1:56:44 13:56 Rhonda Glassburn 60 F Fort Walton Beach FL 4 741 1:57:33 14:02 Susan Stair 64 F St. John VI 5 742 1:57:33 14:02 Linda Meier 63 F St. John VI 6 767 2:00:07 14:21 Anna May Charrington 64 F Wayne PA 7 813 2:05:28 14:59 Deborah Emmette 60 F St. John VI 8 819 2:05:57 15:02 Kathe Molloy 61 F Fort Collins CO 9 828 2:06:26 15:06 Kay Raimondi 60 F St. John VI 10 896 2:20:53 16:49 Suzanne Alberich 62 F Vineyard Haven MA 12 916 2:24:08 17:12 Pat Brighton 64 F Saint Petersburg FL 13 937 2:31:10 18:03 Pamela Russell 60 F Gladwyne PA 14 960 2:42:08 19:21 Linda Zisman 63 F St. John VI 15 967 2:43:48 19:33 Jane Roskin 60 F St. John VI Male 60 to 64 1 26 59:21 7:05 Bob Benedum 60 M St. John VI 3 78 1:08:57 8:14 Steve Burkholder 60 M St. John VI 4 150 1:16:41 9:09 Maurice Chabuz 62 M St. John VI 5 241 1:23:02 9:55 Miles Stair 62 M St. John VI 6 395 1:31:11 10:53 Michael Smolinsky 62 M Lancaster PA 7 508 1:37:50 11:41 Harold Shomo 63 M St. Thomas VI 8 521 1:38:57 11:49 Craig Wilson 64 M Citrus Heights CA 9 542 1:40:52 12:03 David Silverman 62 M St. John VI 10 563 1:42:06 12:12 William Howe 62 M St. Thomas VI 11 580 1:43:09 12:19 Jeffrey Glassburn 61 M Fort Walton Beach FL 12 673 1:51:39 13:20 Andy Stillman 64 M St. John VI 13 680 1:52:00 13:22 Bernard Ackerman 60 M Fort Mill SC 14 704 1:54:06 13:37 Bobby Pullen 62 M Millwood VA 15 706 1:54:31 13:40 Steve ONeil 63 M Plymouth MA Female 65 to 69 1 770 2:00:34 14:24 Bonnie Marzolf 65 F Bryn Mawr PA 2 814 2:05:34 14:59 Pat Torchia 67 F St. Thomas VI 3 826 2:06:18 15:05 Char Sloan 66 F St. John VI Male 65 to 69 1 311 1:26:45 10:22 Douglas Pfaff 68 M Minniapolis MN 2 360 1:29:15 10:39 Jeffrey McCrave 65 M St. John VI 3 392 1:30:50 10:51 Ronald Ledoux 69 M Northborough MA 4 433 1:33:39 11:11 Thomas Austin 66 M Williamsburg VA 5 478 1:36:22 11:30 Earle Ray 67 M Vineyard Haven MA 6 519 1:38:47 11:48 Robert Melnik 65 M St. John VI 7 534 1:40:09 11:58 Dennis Pearl 69 M Orleans MA 8 573 1:42:46 12:16 Gerry Hills 65 M St. John VI 9 653 1:50:05 13:09 Roy McFarlane 69 M St. Thomas VI 10 686 1:52:21 13:25 Arthur Joyce 69 M St. John VI 11 772 2:00:42 14:25 H. Glenn Alberich 67 M Vineyard Haven MA 12 775 2:01:03 14:27 Joel Travelstead 68 M Twisp WA 13 796 2:02:38 14:39 Leonard Daigneault 65 M St. John VI 14 827 2:06:19 15:05 Michael Burgamy 66 M St. John VI 15 846 2:08:50 15:23 Paul Porter 66 M Randolph MA Female 70 and Over 1 792 2:02:20 14:36 Beverly Lastig 73 F Kingston NY 2 895 2:20:53 16:49 Diann Ray 71 F Vineyard Haven MA 3 917 2:25:40 17:23 Christine Williamson 72 F Minnetonka MN 4 965 2:42:32 19:24 Velma Pullen 83 F St. John VI 5 970 2:46:14 19:51 Trudy Torinus 74 F St. John VI Male 70 and Over 1 301 1:26:27 10:19 Tim Wenger 70 M St. Thomas VI 2 639 1:48:51 13:00 Bill Mooney 74 M St. Thomas VI 3 797 2:02:39 14:39 Walter Lastig 76 M Kingston NY 4 800 2:03:16 14:43 Jack Lawson 75 M St. Thomas VI 5 848 2:09:13 15:26 Tony Torrilhon 80 M St. John VI 6 983 2:58:10 21:16 Charles Simeck 74 M Davenport FLCongratulations To All Road Runners!8 Tuff Miles Road RaceT OP 15 RACE RESULTS


18 St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Design Group, LLC tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552InsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; pgunow@gmail.com Theodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & Irrigation Property MgmtSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comReal EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.comRestaurantsConcordia Cafe, 693-5855 Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.com Sun Dog Cafe Casual Dining at Mongoose 693-8340; www.sundogcafe.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531 Terminix Termite, Pest, Rodent Control Problem Solved Guarantee 340-777-4423 Vezio's Custom Painting Special Techniques 340-776-6134 design_envir@yahoo.com St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Porter Wins Recognition from Brides Choice Awards 2011St. John Tradewinds WeddingWire, the nations lead ing wedding technology company, announced last week that Anne com has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Brides Choice Awards 2011 for Wedding coordinator. Recognition for the Brides Choice Awards 2011 is deter mined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation. wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year. com for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year. at immediately, not as soon as its convenient for you. If the light is steady, the problem is not an emergency, but you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Todays automotive computers often try to compensate when theres a problem; so you may not notice deterioration in performance, even though your fuel mileage is suffering and your vehicle is emitting unacceptable levels of hydrocarbons and other pollutants. In some extreme cases, the cars computer may reduce power for you, as it tries to limit the risk of damage If the check-engine light comes on, here are some tips on what you should do: Look for a serious problem that requires immedi ate attention. Check your dashboard gauges and lights for indications of low oil pressure or overheating. These conditions mean you should pull over and shut do so. On some cars, a yellow check engine means investigate the problem, while a red check engine means stop right now. Try tightening your gas cap. This often solves the problem. Keep in mind that it may take several trips before the light resets. Some vehicles have a separate indicator that warns of a loose gas cap before the condition sets off the check engine light. Reduce speed and load. If the check engine light is blinking or you notice any serious perfor mance problems, such as a loss of power, reduce your speed and try to reduce the load on the engine. to prevent expensive damage. want to diagnose the malfunction yourself, you can buy a scan tool at most auto parts stores. Prices range from about $60 to several hundred, depending on the model and the features. The tools come with instructions on how to hook them up and decipher the codes. But unless you have a good knowledge of automotive diagnostics, youre probably better off taking the vehicle to a professional. I hope this helps and my advise is always, have whatever problem(s) are causing the check engine light to come on so youll know if and when a serious problem happens. Q: I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty and every time I go over a big speed bump or hit a pot hole I hear a loud slamming clunk from the front suspension. Ive taken it to a shop and they said it was the front cushion pads that were missing on the frame where the upper control arms meet the frame. I had them replaced but it made the same noise. Then it was the front shock absorbers that were worn out, so I had them replaced and it still makes the same terrible noise. I then took it to another mechanic and he told me that my front coil springs were worn out, so I had him replace them both. Its still making it. It sounds like the front suspension is getting beaten apart whenever this happens. Any ideas on what the problem is? A: Yes and Im sorry youve had to spend so much money and experience such aggravation over this problem. The problem is that your Liberty is sitting too low in the front end. Being a Jeep specialty shop, I see this problem all the time on Libertys. While you may have needed new front shocks, the problem with your car is that the front springs have lost some of their recoil ability, which is to be expected over time, especially if the car has been being driven over rough dirt roads. thats under constant twisting like your front springs. Instead of replacing your front springs, Ive devised suspension, which takes about an hour to perform, and would have completely eliminated your problem without having to replace all those parts. The front struts are held in place at the their bottom end by a clamp on each front wheel spindle. this clamp. All thats necessary is to loosen up both clamps and lift the front struts up about 3/8. This will translate to between 3/4 and 1 of increased ride height in the front end which will provide enough additional clearance to eliminate your upper control arms from slamming into the frame. Send me an email when you have this done and let me know I was right. Jack Brown is a professional, factory trained mechanic with more than 30 years experience in car repair. If you have a question about your car, car problems or car repairs email Jack at asktheautodoctor@ hotmail.com.Ask the Auto DoctorDecoding Check Engine LightsContinued on Page 13


St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 19 Friday, February 24 2:09 p.m. Government of the Estate Calabash Boom. Cultivation. 3:20 p.m. A visitor from Massachusetts p/r that an unknown vehicle collided with his rental vehicle. Auto collision. 6:12 p.m. A visitor from New York p/r that someone stole his bag while he was at the beach in the water. Grand larceny. 6:25 p.m. An Estate Upper Carolina resident p/r that someone stole his wallet from his vehicle. Grand larceny. 11:00 p.m. A Coral Bay resident r/ loud music. Disturbance of the peace. 11:55 p.m. Badge #1003 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with Devon Crooke, of no known address, under arrest and charged with simple possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $1,000 by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. Saturday, February 25 3:03 a.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident p/r that she was slapped in the face at a bar in Cruz Bay. Simple assault. 10:50 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that he took his car to 1:20 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that while walking her dog she was approached by a male. Disturbance of the peace. 1:45 p.m. A Cruz Bay Apartments resident p/r that his ex-girlfriend is threatening him. Distur bance of the peace, threats. 3:57 p.m. A citizen c/r a suspicious male in the area of Calabash Boom. Suspicious activity. 10:59 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 11:49 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r loud music. Disturbance of the peace. Sunday, February 26 7:19 a.m. An Estate Bever houndsberg resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 3:339 p.m. A citizen p/r a grand larceny. Grand larceny. 11:51 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r loud music. Disturbance of the peace. Monday, February 27 10:24 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r that she was assaulted by her boyfriend with a machete. Assault in the third. 2:20 p.m. A National Park Service employee c/r a larceny at Trunk Bay beach. Grand larceny. 3:40 p.m. Badge #90 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with Corey Davner of St. Thomas and der arrest and charged with grand larceny. Bail was set at $10,000 by order of the court. They were detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. T uesday, February 28 12:58 p.m. A citizen p/r that his bag was stolen from the area of Salt Pond. Grand larceny. 10:19 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r loud music. Disturbance of the peace. 10:45 p.m. Badge #128 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with Eric Delgado of Estate Bethany under arrest and charged with aggravated assault and battery, D.V. No bail was set by order of the court. He was detained at Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. W ednesday, February 29 5:40 p.m. A citizen p/r that her vehicle was broken into while parked in Cruz Bay. Vehicle tampering. 10:04 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r loud music. Disturbance of the peace. Thursday, March 1 6:05 a.m. A citizen p/r that she was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 2:10 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone is using her social security number. Identity theft. 5:58 p.m. A citizen c/r an ac10:05 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that she was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. Crime Stoppers is asking the communitys help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something. Even the smallwhat law enforcement needs to identify and arrest the suspects. St. John On Saturday, February 18, at 6 a.m., the housekeeper for Villa Venuroso at 17A-1 Enighed was robbed by a male who came through the northern front door, pointed a knife at her and demanded her money. She gave him $300 from her purse, and then he slapped her on both sides of her face before running away. The suspect, who was barefoot, was wearing short black pants and a long black hoodie with a black shirt over his face. St. Thomas Sometime between 11:40 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011, a residence at EsThe perpetrator(s) gained entry to the house by removing a louver from the southern window of the Residence. An HP laptop and was stolen, then burglar(s) exited through the same window. Be a part of the solution. Help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStopper sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800222-TIPS (8477). Kids First! Awards Largest Grantthis summer thanks to the Kids First! grant. If cost is not an issue, well have kids who can enroll for more weeks at a time and well have kids who werent enrolled at all, said camp director Elana Dandeneau. I think the grant will help us grow our numbers exponentially. Removing the cost obstacle from summer camp will enable more island children to get a head start on the most important years The most important time in a childs development is from birth to age 8, said the Kids First! president. If during that time children are exposed to fun, stimulating, learning experiences, their chance of success in school and beyond increases greatly. GHS offers that type of learning environment for our younger children, but the cost of attending has often been too much for St. John families. aid, more children can attend GHS programs while generating much needed revenue for the school, GHS lower school head Beth Knight was excited to accept the grant. Im more than thrilled with the grant which will enable us to provide exceptional education for our youngest students, said Knight. GHS headmaster Judy Chamberlain was also thrilled with the news of the Kids First! grant last week. Early childhood is the most important period in a childs life for the development of intelligence, personality and social behavior, said Chamberlain. The foundation established between birth and age 8 is crucial, and the support of Kids First! and our Early Learning program enables GHS to provide more children access to our wonderful school community and resources. This latest grant brings the total amount donated by Kids First! to GHS to $113,000 over the three years of the groups existence, And thanks to an anonymous donor, who pledged to match the Kids First! grant as long as it was increased by 10 percent, that $33,000 has already doubled, explained the schools development director Beth Jones. That is $66,000 more into our scholarship fund, said Jones. Parents or guardians interest should complete GHS enrollment documents, FACTS Grant and Aid application and Scholarship Application. For assistance, contact Angelita Bolques in the Lower Continued from Page 7 The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John meets at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School. The guest speaker for March 4 and 11 is Rev. Allen Wells. On March 4, he will speak about Occupy Wall Street: A New Cry for Democratic Equality, Economic Justice, and Spiritual Depth. The UUSC has endorsed OWS, said Wells. I have visited Zucotti Park, talked with leaders, and organized Occupy Morristown, NJ, and I would like to share my hopes for this movement and what it could mean for St. John. On March 11 Wells will speak on Beyond Beliefs. In seeking to make changes, both personal and political, we frequently overlook the fact that our beliefs tend to persuade us more than do facts, he said. If we can learn how our experience This means we must have faith. For transportation from Cruz Bay, call 776-6332. Childcare is Reverend Allen Wells Speaking To UUF on March 4 and 11


20 St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.CAP A PIEACROSS 1 Insurance company with a duck mascot 6 Prepared by keying in 13 Long, narrow crack 20 Midsection 21 Flip side 22 Finger-pointer 23 Atomic bomb formation 25 Sports squad honoring Old Glory 26 Home on the Range creature 29 On ones toes 30 in nobody 31 2008 Seth Rogen com36 Not fem. 38 Wimpy sort 39 Has a balance due 40 Tire snagger 41 St. Francis home 44 Rap musics Romeo 46 Lay eyes on dilemma 51 Syrup bases 54 Listens 55 Yikes!, to a texter 56 Journal on YouTube, maybe 62 May (The Beverly Hillbillies daughter) 63 Roman 506 64 Some thick hair ringlets 66 Brazils Paulo 68 Poem of laud 69 Lawn vermin brown complexion 80 The I of MIT: Abbr. 82 He played Sherlock Holmes 85 Apple tablet computer 88 Some plugs 90 Hold On Tight rock gp. 91 Ill- (doomed) 92 Combat 93 Relieve 95 Exxon, formerly 98 It won a 2008 Peabody Award 102 So (yet) 105 Coil creator Nikola 106 Toon bear over it 110 Flapjack 112 Theme of this puzzle 115 Tums, e.g. 116 Cyclops-like 120 Item of value DOWN 1 Darn it 2 Floras counterpart 3 Inventories 4 Tennis star Arthur 5 Lower-left PC key 6 of Cancer 8 Plastic pipe material, for short 10 Wilts 12 Piano lever 13 Adipose 14 Mountain climbers tool 15 Hair bases 16 Ancient region in present-day Iraq 18 Naps, e.g. 19 History topic 24 -daisy! 28 13 pontiffs 32 Old TVs J.R. 35 Porkys place 36 Dolenz of the Monkees 41 1949-53 secretary of state Dean 42 Clinton cabinet member Donna 43 Steak type 44 Antifungal brand 45 Vain folks problems 46 Favored son of Isaac 48 Actress Kim 49 Dodgers 50 Cemented 52 Amtrak train 53 Dark purple PlayStation, Wii, etc. 60 Fear Street series author 61 Seeped in 63 Rolltops, e.g. 64 Justice Sotomayor 65 run! 81 Stun with a zapping gun 83 Superlative of -y 84 Occupied 85 Sands of Jima 86 Company that names a color of the year 89 Like many wet lawns 93 Intertangle 94 A Skywalker 95 Revved thing 99 Writer Wilde 100 Lethargy 101 Many times 102 Helsinki inhabitants 103 Dickinson or Harmon 104 Make ready to use again 108 Org. for women with irons 109 Is supine 110 Cow chow 111 Fielder Roush 113 British letter 114 Passing call PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcoholics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS Al-Anon meets on St. John every Monday at Scandic Executive Service's meeting room in Mongoose Junction from 6:30 to 7:30pm; and every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Monday, March 5 The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Elaine I Sprauve Library will be Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the library. Caroline Rogers will speak about her photographs and new book immediately following the business meeting. The public is welcome. T uesday, March 6 The St. John Film Society will screen Proceed and Be Bold on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. Thursday, March 8 The Island Green Building Association will host a free, public seminar and on Thursday, March 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 Marketplace. Friday, March 9 Virgin Islands music lovers are invited to come out and ence as Ashu performs classical saxophone music beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Tillett Gardens on St. Thomas. Tickets are $30 each. Saturday, March 10 Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center is offering free HPV Vaccines on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The vaccines are for people from the ages of 11 and 26 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by a par ent and attendees should bring their immunization cards. The 26th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be on Saturday, March 10, at the Westin Resort and Villas. Tickets can be purchased for $125 each or a table of 10 for $1,000 by contacting the GHS De1730. All proceeds from this Fund and Tuition Assistance Program at GHS. Saturday, March 24 The almost annual Coral Bay Yacht Club Flotilla to benis set for Saturday, March 24, at Miss Vies Campground starting at noon. Saturday, March 31 Join the youth sailing or ganization St. John Kids And The Sea on Saturday, March 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a sunset sail aboard the historic Roseway. Departure will be from the KATS dinghy dock directly behind Skinny Legs at 5 p.m. Tickets are $75.


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St. John Tradewinds Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen asked DepartHOVENSA closing and its impending aftermath will quali fy the Virgin Islands for an economic disaster declaration. I know that is what the car industry got, and while this is on a smaller scale, for our territory with its 110,000 populait is an economic disaster, said Del. Christensen. Del. Christensen asked the question at last weeks meet ing of the Interagency Group on Insular Affairs. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Economic Development Administration John Fernandez replied that access to their programming would be tantamount to a declaration, but the Congresswoman said that she would pursue the idea further as it would open up funding from other departments and agencies as well. The IGIA is the annual meeting of Delegates and Governors from the four small U.S. territories in Washington, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, and the Army Corps of Engineers discussed many of the new and revitalized programming from the economy and explained how the territories can take advantage of them. Last weeks meeting was kicked off by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and chaired by organizer Assistant Interior Secretary Anthony Babauta and the new Director of White House Intergovernmental Affairs David Agnew. The territories are extremely important to the United States and to the President, said Secretary Salazar. They making sure that they are strong. Director Agnew pledged his willingness to work with the territories, especially those like the Virgin Islands and times. Assistant Secretary Babauta gave each territory technical assistance grants. Those to the U.S. Virgin Islands are: $200,000 Technical Assistance for agreement with National Park to document multiple historic structures on Hassel Island; $175,000 Technical Assistance for the Bureau of Internal Revenue to increase funding available to convert the excise tax program into AS400;. $445,000 Technical Assistance to the V.I. Department of Health for implementing a central cancer registry and to automate the Department of Healths Board of licensing credentialing and renewal processes; $1,000,000 for the Christiansted Boardwalk from the Capital Improvement Grants; for Downtown Charlotte Amalie. The Governors and Delegates also heard presentations from the Departments of Commerce and Interior on Gross Domestic Product data collection, and from the Director of SelectUSA, who spoke of new initiatives to attract businesses to the U.S. including the territories. The Army Corps of Engineers announced a new program where they would be conducting an assessment of all schools in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. Representatives from the State Small Business Development Initiative spoke about programming to get increased lending from the banks to areas in need of economic development. There were also representatives present to discuss the Presidents new tourism initiative and to discuss invasive Todays IGIA was a good meeting that gave the territo ries a lot to work with, especially those facing an economic crisis like the Virgin Islands, Del. Christensen said. Assistant Secretary Babauta is to be commended for improving the process and providing a meaningful forum to get the work of the territories done. INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM TRE VISTA ESTATE The perfect luxury retreat on St. John. An elegant villa with classic style in a great setting of views and breezes. 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24 St. John Tradewinds, March 5-11, 2012 Place; T ime; Pace; Name; Age; Sex; Home T own 1 46:22 5:32 Derrick Butler 31 M Cincinnati OH 2 46:49 5:36 Christopher Reis 30 M Covington KY 3 51:26 6:09 Jeremy Zuber 31 M St. John VI 4 51:53 6:12 Court Lilly 34 M Cincinnati OH 5 52:56 6:19 Paul Jones 36 M Apex NC 6 53:13 6:21 Brian Dugan 25 M Cold Spring KY 7 53:52 6:26 Brian Welcome 40 M Greenville SC 8 54:32 6:31 Marc Teismann 30 M Newport KY 9 54:54 6:34 Doug McLucas 42 M Westborough MA 10 55:12 6:36 Shane Degannes 39 M St. Thomas VI 11 55:16 6:36 Peter Kamitses 35 M St. John VI 12 55:41 6:39 Matthew Frondofr 25 M Lakeside Park OH 13 56:16 6:43 Jeffrey Branhan 39 M Cincinnati OH 14 56:22 6:44 Miguel Hernandez 22 M Miami FL 15 56:39 6:46 Scott Bihl 38 M Cincinnati OH 16 57:21 6:51 Brad Dunlevy 38 M Cold Spring KY 17 57:43 6:54 Mark Conover 34 M Arlington VA 18 58:04 6:56 Nathan Hauke 36 M Winchester OH 19 58:18 6:58 Hugh Hallawell 42 M Boston MA 20 58:46 7:01 Michael Thompson 23 M St. Thomas VI See More Race Results on Pages 14-17 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers after starting at the front of the pack, top right. ACC water station volunteers, at right, kept runners smiling and refreshed. 8 Tuff Miles Road RaceTOP 20 RACE RESULTS