Whidbey News-Times, January 11, 2014
January 11, 2014 edition of the Whidbey News-Times
News-Times Whidbey SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2014 | Vol. 115, No. 4 | WWW.WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM | 75¢ Staff reporter LIVING Choir gears up for Valentine’s concert A10 Man charged for stabbing man in chest By JESSIE STENSLAND Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard has been meeting with Navy leadership to help mitigate the impact of jet noise associated with Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s operations at Outlying Field Coupeville. Photo by Janis Reid/Whidbey News-Times Monson says Form 22W ‘worthless’ By JANIS REID Staff reporter COER leader initialed disclosure form in ’03 Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve President Michael Monson has consistently maintained he never received a jet noise disclosure when he bought his home in Coupeville, A real estate agent, however, said that’s incorrect. After checking records a few weeks ago, a Windermere Real Estate agent said that he discovered that Monson had, in fact, initialed a noise disclosure form, apparently at the time he purchased his home. The disclosure that Monson apparently initialed is Form 22W, a Multiple Listing Service-endorsed form widely used since 1993 by Whidbey Island real estate agents. Windermere representative Joe Mosolino commented online last week that Monson did receive, and initialed, Noise Disclosure Form 22W on Sept. 9 2003. “As a leader of the COER group, and the self-purSEE FORM 22W, A20 Base officials meet with commissioner, Coupeville mayor By JANIS REID Staff reporter Anti-noise group launches own complaint line By JANIS REID Staff reporter Citing a lack of trust for the Navy’s public input hotline, the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve has created its own jet noise com- plaint hotline. The Navy resumed touchand-go operations Monday, Jan. 6, at Outyling Field Coupeville. Residents in the area have complained about the increase in the number of operations at OLF in recent years. COER sued the Navy in July and are calling for a closure of OLF. “When the planes resume flySEE COMPLAINT LINE, A20 As a result of meetings with local elected officials, the Navy has committed to minimizing the impact of touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville. The Navy suspended jet training at the Coupeville-based airfield in May, but resumed them Jan. 6. Among the measures the Navy plans to adopt is avoiding weekends, school testing dates and major festivals. Navy officials exceeded the number of expected operations in 2011 and 2012, completing more than 9,000 operations both years. To address resident concerns, the Navy has announced plans to keep the number of operations at 6,120 per year as originally promised. The Navy is also issuing the touch-and-go operation schedule SEE MEETING, A5 A 22-year-old Oak Harbor man accused of stabbing his sister’s boyfriend in the chest has “an extensive history” of domestic violence toward his family in Skagit County, court documents indicate. Joshua Greene could face more than a decade in prison if convicted of the counts against him. Prosecutors charged Greene Wednesday with first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, fourth-degree domestic violence assault and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence. Under the first-degree assault charge, Greene is accused of intending to “inflict great bodily harm.” The Island County Sheriff’s Office reported that the 26-year-old victim hasn’t been cooperative with the investigation. Two 911 calls were received from a Whitney Drive residence near Oak Harbor just after 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 4. The first was a hangup call. In the second, the victim reported that “he had fallen on a knife and punctured his heart,” according to the report by Deputy Scott Fortin. Deputies arrived to find the shirtless man standing at the end of a driveway, his upper body covered in blood. The deputies saw that a laceration in the center of his chest was bleeding, the report states. The victim initially reported that he fell on a couch and a knife was in the cushion. The man later told deputies that Greene and his girlfriend — Greene’s sister — had been arguing and Greene came after the woman. The man said he intervened and Greene stabbed him, the report states. The woman also said Greene had assaulted her and that her boyfriend tried to stop him. She said she tried to call 911, but Greene took her cell phone and broke it. The deputies arrested Greene, who had blood on the side of his face. They asked him where the knife was and he said it was in the kitchen cabinet, Fortin wrote. Greene is being held in Island County jail on $50,000 bail.