Daily Archives: November 5, 2009

Jacobsen concedes in South Ward race

City Council candidate Tim Jacobsen conceded on Thursday that his opponent Kirsten Hytopoulos has an insurmountable lead in their race for the South Ward seat.

Unofficial election results released Thursday evening showed Hytopoulos with a four percentage-point lead over Jacobsen’s 47.7 percent.

“I don’t see how I can close that kind of gap,” Jacobsen said. “I think she has won.”

Hytopoulos also believes the gap has widened enough that she will be declared the winner when the election is certified on Nov. 24.

“I’m excited and honored and humbled,” she said. “To have an opportunity to help lead this community is quite an honor.”

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BI’s Gray learning “there’s more to life than basketball” at Gonzaga


Bainbridge basketball standout Steven Gray is going “hippie.”

At least that’s what his coach thinks.

Since heading over to Spokane to play for Gonzaga University, Gray has sprouted a wispy beard and grown out an afro. He’s taken up longboarding and is playing a gay athlete in a school play.

It’s all part of key lesson Gray has learned since leaving the island: “I just feel there’s a lot more to life than basketball,” he said.

Read more about how Gray has grown as a person and a player here.