pictures from the family reunion
Tuesday, July 24, 2001 -- 09:45 a.m.
Here are some of the pictures that I took at the reunion earlier this month. -jordan

Trial of Ryan Cummings
Tuesday, July 24, 2001 -- 08:12 a.m.

Ryan Cummings, the driver who caused the death of J Raymond Brown and Jim Barrette on Jan. 18, 1999, was scheduled (finally) to go to trial today, July 24, 2001....
Cummings is charged with 2 counts of vehicular homicide and 1 count of reckless driving.
>Results of plea bargain
Ryan Cummings pled no contest to all three counts. He received 3 years prison with 7 years probation. No driving at all during that 10 years. He was given one week to put his affairs in order. Next Wednesday he will be remanded into custody. Please excuse my oversimplification and lack of legal terms...
The maximum penalty would be 11 years in prison. But this is highly unlikely, because criminals who shoot people with a gun sometimes get 11 years.
Mark Grahm, the prosecutor, related to us that C's lawyer asked him last Friday to let him plead guilty with a reduced sentence (just local jail time, no state jail time and not losing his driver's license for driving to work.) The DA refused.
Monday morning, C's lawyer asked the DA to ask the families if they could accept reduced state jail time then still drive for business. Since the wreck happened when C was driving to work, the DA refused. Monday afternoon the DA contacted us and told us quite a bit of information we hadn't heard before. I'll write it below.
Anyway, Tuesday morning, (This is happening while I write this.) the DA, Ryan Cummings and his lawyers will go before the judge to sort of work out a plea arrangement. The family has the legal right to be present.
John Barrett, Jill, Rodney, and Janice and James were all there, and several spoke regarding the sentence. James Jr.'s talk was so beautiful that the two court stenographers were crying.
Results of plea bargain
Ryan Cummings received 3 years prison with 7 years probation. No driving at all during that 10 years. He was given one week to put his affairs in order. Next Wednesday he will be remanded into custody.

Jenn, congratulations...
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 -- 09:09 p.m.

jordan says...
Tuesday, May 29, 2001 -- 01:32 p.m.
Wow! What is your masters in -- Computer Science? Is it a profesional masters program or a normal one? And congratulations on the great job.

I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone for the reunion.

Marcia sez...
Wednesday, April 11, 2001 -- 04:30 p.m.
I'm enjoying BTG. I'll be moving to a new office inside a Motorola building soon. It'll be nice to have a door.
I'm starting my Master's in May! I should be done spring, 2003.

Kathleen notes that...
Friday, March 30, 2001 -- 02:55 p.m.

Family reunion is SUNDAY July 8th

Jill has changed jobs: back to Dr. Truit's.

jordan sez...
Monday, December 4, 2000 -- 06:57 p.m.
mmmmmmm..... skiing. Owen and I (and a few of our friends) went to mount baker yesterday. It was a sunny day and there was a 44 inch base and 4 inches of new powder. I can't wait for the rest of the season.

vicki sez
Sunday, November 26, 2000 -- 04:57 p.m.
hello brown family been meaning to correspond... went skiing this past fri. and sat. it was lovely! hope things are settling down with aunt vera. later

Jordan sez...
Saturday, November 18, 2000 -- 09:15 p.m.
I finally scanned the skiing negatives that marcia sent. (Thanks marcia!) I'll get them up on as soon as alex gets his computers back up on the internet. That should take a week or two.

Thursday, November 16, 2000 -- 11:46 a.m.
Rodney in Cyberspace at last!

Wednesday, November 15, 2000 -- 12:49 p.m.
1. Shortcut to everyone's wishlists on Amazon: Pick some stuff.

2. Thanks to Jennifer who's been visiting Grandma a couple times a week and even swam with her one day.

jordan ...
Friday, October 13, 2000 -- 09:50 p.m.
Wow. That's a big move for grandma. Do you have any pictures of the new place? Maybe mom could take some with her digital camera and upload them. Have you all seen the pictures of owen's graduation?

Friday, October 13, 2000 -- 09:09 p.m.
Hi, I made it , Tim had to help me a little. Grandma is in the new mobile, Kathleen is locked in with her. "Boy it's small" said Kath. Hopefully she will adjust, today grandma had a crying spell. Seeing her china set her off, who knew! Love ya'll JILL

Marcia says..
Friday, October 13, 2000 -- 06:33 p.m.
Yeah Jordan! I think this is a great idea! It'll be good to hear how everyone is doing. We'll have to round up email addresses for everyone else. Talk to you soon! Love, Marcia

Jordan says...
Thursday, October 12, 2000 -- 10:22 p.m.
Hey there brown family. A lot of my friends have been starting these things called weblogs. I thought that it would be fun to start up a weblog in which we all talked with each other. What do you think? It'd sort of be like a running family conversation over the internet.

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