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Herald 2013 North K itsap

HAPPY NEW YEAR!: 2014 calendar — page A20

Friday, December 27, 2013 | Vol. 112, No. 52 | WWW.NORTHKITSAPHERALD.COM | 50¢

IN THE HERALD

Looking back on Sign sparks

KITSAP WEEK Celebrate close to home in grand style

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No. 7: “Suquamish Tribe celebrates return of ancestral objects,” Oct. 31, www. northkitsapherald.com/ news/230122551.html No. 8: “Kingston Food Bank has a new home,” Dec. 2, www.northkitsapherald. com/news/234118791.html No. 9: “NKF&R sued for sexual harassment,” Sept. 30, www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/ news/225896501.html No. 10: “Duggal’s medical license suspended,” May 2, www.northkitsapherald. com/news/205800261.html — Selected by Herald staff

POULSBO — Some residents are asking a Viking Avenue bar to change its signage, saying the use of an image of a cult leader responsible for several murders is offensive. One resident equates the sign to “hate speech.” “I wouldn’t dare go into a bar with Charles Manson’s face on it,” said Amber McIntosh, referring to the sign for Poulsbo’s Helter Skelter Lounge. “Helter Skelter alone is fine,” McIntosh said. “With Manson’s image on it, it’s his (version of) ‘Helter Helter Skelter Lounge owner Joe Skelter.’ I think it’s Boyle said his bar was named racist and in bad for the Beatles song. Some resitaste.” dents oppose the use of Charles More than 40 Manson’s image on the lounge’s people are involved sign. Richard D. Oxley / Herald in an online conversation about the sign, debating whether it is racist or a pop culture homage. McIntosh sparked the conversation when she wrote a letter that was published in the Nov. 28 Herald (“Keep it classy, Poulsbo,” page A4). Her

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See HELTER, Page A3

Top: The Poulsbo Police Department stepped up efforts to curb heroin use in the city. (Contributed). Above: An orca pod visited Liberty Bay in July (Kipp Robertson/Herald).

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PAST THE $20K MARK Local fund ahead of 2012 — Page A16

FIND IT, BUY IT, SELL IT Lots of savings at your fingertips

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Some find use of Charles Manson’s image offensive, others disagree. By RICHARD D. OXLEY

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Hey, 12th Man, show us your Seahawks pride

community discussion

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ere’s a look back at various aspects of 2013 that we believe make the year a most memorable one. As selected by the staff of the Herald and community sources.

Top 10 Stories of the Year No. 1: “Unanimous vote to close Breidablik Elementary School,” Feb. 28, www. northkitsapherald.com/ news/194053631.html. No. 2: “Heroin use on the rise in Kitsap,” Oct. 11, http://www.northkitsapherald.com/news/227295441. html

“We’re taking it one day at a time [and] thanking God he made it through it.” — Shelly Wodenscheck, on her son’s recovery from injuries in a head-on crash on Highway 305 Dec. 16.

No. 3: “Indianola dock closed; commission cites safety concerns,” June 28, www.northkitsapherald. com/news/213560511.html. No. 4: “Forterra signs purchase agreement for Port Gamble shoreline block,” May 29, www. northkitsapherald.com/ news/209347131.html No. 5: “County cuts Hansville advisory council,” Sept. 19, www.kingstoncommunitynews.com/ news/224479711.html No. 6: “Following cuts, band director quits,” June 7, www.northkitsapherald. com/news/210463971.html

Highway 305 crash victim reported doing better By KIPP ROBERTSON

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POULSBO — After spending days in Harborview Medical Center’s intensive care unit, Allan Wodenscheck was in satis-

factory condition and moved onto a different floor. Wodenscheck, 24, was airlifted to Harborview Dec. 16 after Andrew Page Smith, 32, allegedly crashed into his car head on near the entrance

of Agate Pass Bridge in Suquamish. Wodenscheck had a broken leg, shattered femur, broken ankle, and broken collar bone. The date he was moved could not be verified. But as

of Dec. 23, Wodenscheck, a Bremerton resident, is expected to make a complete or close-to-complete recovery, according to his mother, Shelly. Wodenscheck may See RECOVERING, Page A6

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