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Democrats propose gas tax hike Included in the package is nearly $900 million from a 0.3 percent hike in the hazardous-substance tax and almost $200 million generated from new Clibborn county auditor fees of $5 for vehicle-tab renewals and $12 for title transfers. In addition to $1 billion for state and local governments to maintain infrastructure, the package is meant to fund $3 billion to help pay for new and existing road projects, plus $123 million to pay for a third new 144-car ferry.
Transportation package would raise $9.8 billion BY JONATHAN KAMINSKY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
OLYMPIA — House Democrats unveiled a transportation revenue package Wednesday that would raise $9.8 billion over the next decade with the help of a 10-cent gas tax bump, a new annual car-tab fee pegged at 0.7 percent of the vehicle’s value and more than $3 billion in new bonds. Also included is a new $25 sales fee on bicycles sold for $500
or more, which is expected to bring in $1 million over the next ten years. The plan, dubbed Connecting Washington, was introduced by Rep. Judy Clibborn, D-Mercer Island, chairwoman of the House Transportation Committee. “If we do nothing, we will watch the infrastructure crumble,” said Clibborn. “Or . . . we can come together as House and Senate, [and] as Democrats and Republicans, pass this bill.”
Included in that amount is $1 billion for connecting State Route 167 near Tacoma and State Route 509 near Seatac to Interstate 5, $450 million to complete the Columbia River Crossing and several hundred million dollars to extend Interstate 405 HOT lanes from Bellevue to Renton. Not included is the Alaskan Way Viaduct tunnel replacement in Seattle.
Republicans skeptical Republicans responded to Clibborn’s proposal with skepticism. “We know that we have a need within the transportation system,” said Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, co-chair of the Senate
Transportation Committee. “It’s whether this is the right time to address that need.” Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, the ranking minority member of the House Transportation Committee, was more blunt in his criticism of the proposal, which would increase the current gas tax of 37.5 cents per gallon by 2 cents annually over five years. “We should make sure our tax dollars go further before we reach further into the taxpayers’ pockets,” he said. In order to be passed into law, any new taxes would have to receive a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the Legislature or simple majorities in both houses, followed by a vote of the people.
Sponsors OK’d for waterfront Certain groups to be excluded BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ
An artist’s rendering, left, shows the western portion of Port Angeles’ waterfront improvement plan. Below, vacant land between Oak Street and the Valley Creek Estuary is the proposed site for a new park.
who give predetermined amounts will be listed on a sponsorship wall to be built as part of the waterfront improvements rather than on individually sponsored items, according to the newly approved policy.
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PORT ANGELES — Private residents and businesses, with some exceptions, now can donate money and sponsor multiple aspects of the extensive improvements planned for the waterfront west of downtown Port Angeles. City Council members unanimously approved a policy Tuesday night to allow residents and businesses to make tax-deductible donations to sponsor pieces of the improvements planned for the shoreline west of North Oak Street, improvements collectively referred to as the city’s waterfront transportation improvement plan. The $3.9 million esplanade construction under way along West Railroad Avenue is part of the larger $17 million improvement plan that encompasses more than 10 separate capital projects. The proposed improvements also include a new West End Park, an estimated $3.2 million endeavor slated for the waterfront just east of the Valley Creek Estuary. Businesses or private residents
Not all businesses will be allowed to contribute. The policy forbids, for example, political or religious organizations or businesses that primarily deal in alcohol, tobacco, firearms, marijuana or pornography from participating in the sponsorship program. City Councilwoman Sissi Bruch asked why political or religious groups would be barred. Nathan West, the city’s community and economic development director, replied that the prohibitions in the new policy are standard across the city’s existing sponsorship programs. “We’ve had this reviewed by the legal department, and [those specific groups] are things we felt it important to have excluded,” he said. The city will not include any advertisements on the sponsorship wall, according to the resolution, nor will a donation translate to any form of ownership of any part of the proposed improvements. TURN
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Sequim panel endorses new garage restrictions Chris Hugo, director of commudecision about any changes made. The issue was prompted by nity development for the city, worked neighbors concerned about a nearly up limits for the commission’s TuesSEQUIM –– The city’s Planning 22-foot-tall garage built by Ken and day night meeting. Commission has endorsed new lim- Kathleen Burrer of Fir Street. In addition to the footprint and its on the size of garages after more height restrictions, Hugo put forth a than two dozen citizens spoke about Out of scale? rule that said garages could occupy increasingly large ones being built Planning Commissioner Barbara only up to 40 percent of the properon the city’s east end. After hearing the arguments, the Sanford said she was worried the ty’s frontage. The Burrers’ garage, he said, commission decided to recommend 18-foot limit still could make garages takes up almost 80 percent of their to the City Council rules that limit like the Burrers’ look out of scale. “If that building were 3.5 feet property boundary, creating a “wall” garages to 1,000 square feet in area and shorter than 18 feet high or the shorter than it is, I think it would that takes up even more of their still be too tall for a lot of people,” neighbors’ view. height of the primary house. The City Council has the final Sanford said. TURN TO GARAGES/A5 BY JOE SMILLIE
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Donald Wright of Sequim points to a garage recently built by his neighbor that now obscures Wright’s backyard view of the Olympic Mountains.
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Twilight writer plots another book trilogy STEPHENIE MEYER’S THE Host doesn’t have much in common with her Twilight series, except maybe the potential for a franchise. Meyer is working on a sequel to the 2008 novel she began writing as an escape from the editing Meyer of Eclipse, the third book in the Twilight vampire saga. And now that it, too, has reached the big screen, she’s got more books in mind. “Once you’ve created characters that have life to them, unless you kill them all, you know where their stories go. You’re always aware of what happens next,” Meyer told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday.
“I’ve got outlines for the next books. I would hope that this would be a threebook arc, but we’ll see.” At an advance screening of “The Host,” which premieres March 29, Meyer said she wrote the book when she was “kind of overwhelmed with vampires and red ink.” “The Host” trades the vampires and werewolves of Meyer’s previous works for space invaders. An alien race takes over the minds of their human hosts but leaves their bodies intact so they can perfect the planet they believed humans were ruining. One human, a young woman named Melanie Stryder, refuses to give up her head space so easily. Saoirse Ronan plays both Melanie and her alien invader in the film. Max Irons and Jake Abel play her love interests. What “The Host” does have in common with the Twilight saga is a love triangle, though one complicated further by two distinct entities sharing one body.
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Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg is lending his considerable social-network fortune to help extend human life. He’s among founding sponsors of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, a $3 million annual reward to scientists working to cure complex diseases.
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PETRO VLAHOS, 96, a two-time Academy Award winner whose blue- and green-screen technique on movies like “Mary Poppins” and “Ben Hur” made the modern blockbuster possible, has died. His family said he died Feb. 10, according to the Los Angeles Times. No other details were released. The night before his death, an ailing Mr. Vlahos was on the minds of many at the Scientific and Technical Oscars ceremony, where he’d been a constant presence through the years and where his acolytes in socalled “composite photography” took home most of the trophies. Others had tried “composite photography” before, combining separately filmed actors and sets into one shot, but results had been spotty, and actors often appeared with a halo of light around them that killed the effect. Mr. Vlahos took huge leaps forward in the process with the chariot race in the 1959 Charlton Heston epic “Ben Hur” and in Julie Andrews’ and Dick Van Dyke’s romp through a chalk-drawing wonderland in 1964’s “Mary Poppins.” He kept up his partnership with Disney in effects-
heavy films like 1969’s “The Love Bug” and 1971’s “Bedknobs and Broomsticks.” When in subsequent decades sci-fi and fantasy films became dominant at the box office, Mr. Vlahos’ techniques became dominant in filmmaking, essential to movies like “Avatar” and to every film in the “Star Wars” saga. He and his collaborators won an Academy Award for their composite processes in 1965, and he and his son, Paul Vlahos, shared another Oscar in 1995 for the bluescreen advances made by Ultimatte.
_________ OTFRIED PREUSSLER, 89, a bestselling German children’s author who created The Robber Hotzenplotz and The Little Witch books, has died. His publisher said Mr. Preussler died Monday at his home in Prien am Chiemsee, Germany. The Stuttgart, Germany-based Thienemann publishing house said in a statement Wednesday that 50 million copies of Mr. Preussler’s books were printed worldwide and translated into more than
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1938 (75 years ago) The Washington Motor Coach Co. of Seattle is advertising a two-day bus tour of the Olympic Peninsula on transcontinental railroads as well as buses and airlines in the East and Midwest. Publicity personnel for Greyhound Bus Lines were in Port Angeles from St. Louis last summer to prepare for the advertising campaign. Under plans on file with the state Department of Public Works in Olympia, the bus line would run twoday bus tours around the Olympic Highway loop in July and August. One night’s lodging at the Lake Quinault Hotel and meals at various loop resorts also are planned. Cost of the two-day tour, including fare, meals and lodging: $20 per person.
CAR BACKING OUT of a Sequim carport with a cat perched firmly on the THE LITTLE AFFEN- roof. Yes, the kitty wisely PINSCHER that won best jumped down when the car 1963 (50 years ago) stopped in the driveway . . . Heavy rains this week at the Westminster dog caused the Hoh River to show is going to be in a WANTED! “Seen Around” overflow its banks, causing Broadway play. items. Send them to PDN News damage to the Olympic I’m not sure which one. Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles National Park highway Maybe “Fiddler on the WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or near the park’s Hoh Rain Rrrufff.” email news@peninsuladailynews. Forest station. Craig Ferguson com.
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1988 (25 years ago) A standing-room-only crowd packed the Port Townsend City Council chambers to tell the city that youngsters need a safe and legal place to skateboard. Youths looking for a place to use their boards have tried to sneak into the Morgan Hill reservoir. Those who are caught trespassing have to forfeit their skateboards to the city until the youths, accompanied by their parents, go to the police station. The youths cited efforts in Port Angeles and Sequim to build skateboard parks and urged the City Council to do the same in Port Townsend.
■ Michael VanAusdle, owner of the Port Angeles Antique Mall, was approached by a civilian undercover operative working with the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office last week and asked if he would buy jewelry described as stolen, court documents say. A report on Page A1 of Wednesday’s Clallam County edition erroneously said VanAusdle was approached by undercover law enforcement officers. ■ Tanya and Dave Rose plan to open their new eatery, Nourish, by May at the latest after renovations of the site at 1345 S. Sequim Ave. are finished, they said. A story on Page A1 of Wednesday’s Clallam County edition and Page A6 of the Jefferson County edition omitted the opening date.
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS THURSDAY, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2013. There are 313 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Feb. 21, 1613, Mikhail Romanov, 16, unanimously was chosen by Russia’s national assembly to be czar, beginning a dynasty that would last three centuries. On this date: ■ In 1862, Nathaniel Gordon became the first and only American slave-trader to be executed under the U.S. Piracy Law of 1820 as he was hanged in New York. ■ In 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated. ■ In 1912, the Great Fifth Ward Fire broke out in Houston; although property losses topped
$3 million, no one was killed in the blaze. ■ In 1916, the World War I Battle of Verdun began in France as German forces attacked; the French were able to prevail after 10 months of fighting. ■ In 1925, The New Yorker magazine made its debut. ■ In 1945, during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima, the escort carrier USS Bismarck Sea was sunk by kamikazes with the loss of 318 men. ■ In 1947, Edwin H. Land publicly demonstrated his Polaroid Land camera, which could produce a black-and-white photograph in 60 seconds. ■ In 1965, black Muslim leader
and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside the Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam. ■ In 1973, Israeli fighter planes shot down Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 over the Sinai Desert, killing all but five of the 113 people onboard. ■ In 1986, Larry Wu-tai Chin, the first American found guilty of spying for China, killed himself in his Virginia jail cell. ■ Ten years ago: The owners of The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., where 100 people perished in a fast-moving fire the night before, denied giving the rock band Great White permission to
use fireworks blamed for setting off the blaze, though the band’s singer insisted the use of pyrotechnics had been approved. Michael Jordan became the first 40-year-old in NBA history to score 40 or more points, getting 43 in the Washington Wizards’ 89-86 win over the New Jersey Nets. ■ Five years ago: Serb rioters broke into the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade and set fire during protests against Western support for an independent Kosovo. ■ One year ago: Greeks were torn between relief and foreboding on the news that their country had received a new massive bailout: a $170 billion rescue package created by the 17-nation eurozone.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Ex-Rep. Jackson pleads guilty to using funds WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., holding back tears, entered a guilty plea Wednesday in federal court to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He faces 46 to 57 months in prison under a plea deal. Before entering the plea to the conspiracy charge, JackJackson son told U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins, “I’ve never been more clear in my life” in his decision to plead guilty. Sentencing is scheduled for June 28, and Wilkins is not bound by the plea agreement. Jackson is free until then. Since last June, Jackson has been hospitalized twice at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for treatment of bipolar disorder and other issues, and he stayed out of the public eye for months, even during the election. His attorney said that Jackson’s health is “not an excuse” for his actions, “just a fact.”
Midwestern storm ST. LOUIS — Hundreds of snowplows and salt spreaders
took to the highways of the nation’s heartland Wednesday, preparing for a winter storm that could dump up to a foot of snow in some regions and bring freezing rain and sleet to others. Storm warnings were issued from Colorado through Illinois. By midday, heavy snow fell in Colorado and western Kansas. Officials feared the winter storm would be the worst in the Midwest since the Groundhog Day blizzard in 2011. A two-day storm that began Feb. 1, 2011, created white-out conditions so intense that Interstate 70 was shut down across the entire state of Missouri.
$1 billion raised SAN FRANCISCO — Stanford University has set a new record for college fundraising, becoming the first school to collect more than $1 billion in a single year, according to a report released Wednesday. For the eighth straight year, Stanford ranked first in the Council for Aid to Education’s annual college survey, which shows that elite institutions continue to grab a disproportionate share of donor dollars. In the 2012 fiscal year, roughly 3,500 U.S. colleges and universities raised $31 billion, 2.3 percent more than the previous year. The record was set in 2008, when schools took in $31.6 billion before the financial crisis hit the United States. “We’re climbing out of the doldrums,” said survey director Ann Kaplan. The Associated Press
Briefly: World law governing the upcoming conclave to elect a new pope amid continued uncertainty over when the voting can begin. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Wednesday that he didn’t know PRETORIA, South Africa — for sure if the new law under The investigating officer in the consideration would address the Oscar Pistorius murder case timing of the conclave following made an error in his testimony Wednesday when he identified a Benedict’s Feb. 28 resignation. He said it would contain substance found in the athlete’s some “clarifications” on certain bedroom as testosterone, the points. But given the crush of national prosinterest surrounding the conecutor said. clave date, it seems only natural Medupe it might clarify the issue. Simasiku, The current law says cardispokesman for nals should wait 15 days after South Africa’s the papacy becomes vacant National Prosbefore launching a conclave. But ecution that assumed a papal death and Agency, said it funeral. In this case, the cardiwas too early nals already know this pontifito identify the Botha cate will end Feb. 28 and can substance as get to Rome in plenty of time. it was still undergoing laboratory tests. Obama-in-flames video “It is not certain [what it is] until the forensics,” Simasiku PYONGYANG, North Korea said, adding that it wasn’t cer— A new North Korean video tain if it was “a legal or an illeportrays President Barack gal medication for now.” Obama and American troops in Detective Warrant Officer flames and says the North conHilton Botha, the investigating ducted its recent nuclear test officer, said earlier in court dur- because of U.S. hostility. ing Pistorius’ bail hearing that Another video posted earlier police found two boxes of testos- this month showed an American terone and needles in the bedcity being attacked by missiles. room of the Olympic athlete, The most recent video, posted who is charged with premediSunday by a YouTube account ated murder in the Feb. 14 affiliated with a pro-reunificashooting death of his girlfriend, tion government agency, shows Reeva Steenkamp. a blazing fire superimposed over footage of Obama and ends with Pope mulls new law a simulation of a nuclear device exploding underground. VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI may enact a new The Associated Press
Official: No ID on substance at Pistorius’
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Firefighters battle a blaze at JJ’s restaurant at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo., the scene of a massive explosion Tuesday night.
Body found in rubble of Kansas City eatery Workers apparently struck gas line before huge blast THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Search crews at the site of a massive explosion that destroyed a popular Kansas City, Mo., restaurant recovered one body Wednesday, and the city’s mayor said there was no certainty the rubble wasn’t concealing other victims. Mayor Sly James declined to say whether the body belonged to a man or a woman, though authorities have been looking for a woman who worked at JJ’s restaurant and was seen there before the Tuesday evening blast and reported missing afterward. “Since this started without a list of those in the building . . . those search-and-rescue people are out there going through the rubble and will continue to go through the rubble,” James said. “They will continue to investi-
gate until weather shuts it down.” Crews using cadaver dogs and heavy equipment have been searching the site feverishly ahead of a major winter storm bearing down on the city. James said 15 people were injured in the blast. Six were still hospitalized Wednesday. The blast occurred after a construction crew apparently struck a natural-gas line.
Tall smoke plume The explosion was felt for nearly a mile around the restaurant, shattering glass in nearby buildings and sending a smoke plume above the city’s prized outdoor shopping district. JJ’s was a beloved fixture on the city’s culinary scene for more than 27 years. It consistently received high ratings from con-
tributors to Zagat’s restaurant guides, both for its food and its list of hundreds of wines. The blast happened at around 6 p.m. Tuesday, when the dinner crowd would have been filing into JJ’s and the many other restaurants in the upscale Country Club Plaza shopping and dining district. A construction project had been going on across a narrow street from JJ’s for seven years. Firefighters had received a call at about 5:15 p.m. that a construction worker had hit a gas line, and they conferred with employees for Missouri Gas Energy, Fire Chief Paul Berardi said. It wasn’t clear Wednesday how hard firefighters or utility officials worked to evacuate the restaurant after gas was first noticed. Dr. John Verstraete, who works at Plaza Physicians Group nextdoor to JJ’s, told The Kansas City Star several office employees smelled gas Tuesday afternoon. A gas company employee entered the medical office just before 6 p.m. and recommended evacuating, he said.
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WASHINGTON —The Obama administration announced a broad new effort Wednesday to fight the growing theft of American trade secrets following fresh evidence linking cyberstealing to China’s military. The plan includes a new diplomatic push to discourage intellectual property theft abroad along with better coordination at home to help U.S. companies protect themselves. The administration says indications are that economic espionage is increasing, not only through electronic intrusion over the Internet but also through the recruitment of former employees of U.S. companies with knowledge
of inside trade information. “Trade-secret theft threatens American businesses, undermines national security and places the security of the U.S. economy in jeopardy,” said a report from the White House. “These acts also diminish U.S. export prospects around the globe and put American jobs at risk.”
Cyberattack accusation Earlier this week, a Virginiabased cybersecurity firm, Mandiant, accused a secret Chinese military unit in Shanghai of years of cyberattacks against more than 140 U.S. companies. The accusations and supporting evidence increased pressure on the United
States to take more action against the Chinese for what experts say were years of systematic espionage. The Chinese government denied being involved in cybertheft, with China’s defense minister calling the Mandiant report deeply flawed. China’s Foreign Ministry said that country also has been a victim of hacking, much of it traced to the United States. Wednesday’s Obama administration report did not specifically target any one violator, but the China problem is evident in the case studies it cited. Those involved the theft of hundreds of millions of dollars in trade secrets by former employees of U.S. corporations.
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West: Former senator says he fathered illegitimate son
Nation: Biden to attend gun-violence meet in Conn.
Nation: Developer saying airline reneged on 9/11 vow
World: Mexico’s drug offensive called disastrous
FORMER SEN. PETE Domenici, 80, of New Mexico fathered a son outside of his marriage more than 30 years ago with the then-24-year-old daughter of a Senate colleague, the retired Republican has acknowledged. The news stunned many who know the state’s longest-serving senator. Domenici and Michelle Laxalt, now 58, sent statements to the Albuquerque Journal identifying their son as 34-yearold Nevada attorney Adam Paul Laxalt. Laxalt, daughter of former Sen. Paul Laxalt, R-Nev., said she chose to raise her son as a single parent. “One night’s mistake led to pregnancy more than 30 years ago,” she said.
VICE PRESIDENT JOE Biden and the parents of a student killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School are scheduled to take part today in a gun-violence conference at the Connecticut university Adam Lanza briefly attended. Government officials, gun-control advocates and members of law enforcement also will attend the conference at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, where Lanza took classes as a teenager, three years before his deadly assault killed 26 people inside the Newtown school. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said the meeting site wasn’t chosen because of Lanza’s attendance there.
A NEW YORK developer of the World Trade Center complex is accusing an airline of reneging on a promise not to use an “act of war” defense against property claims resulting from the 9/11 attacks. Developer Larry Silverstein asked a judge Wednesday to reject American Airlines’ claim that the 2001 terrorist attack was an act of war that should shield the airline from liability. Lawyers for Silverstein said the aviation industry got a massive federal bailout that protected it after the attacks. An American Airlines spokesman said Silverstein’s claims have “no factual or legal support.”
A HUMAN RIGHTS Watch report released Wednesday calls Mexico’s anti-drug offensive “disastrous” and cites 249 cases of disappearances, with evidence they were carried out by the military or law enforcement. The report says the disappearances follow a pattern in which security forces detain people without warrants at checkpoints, homes or workplaces. When victims’ families ask about their relatives, security forces deny the detentions or instruct them to look for their loved ones at police stations or army bases. Human Rights Watch criticized former President Felipe Calderon for ignoring the problem.
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ways of the nearby William R. Fairchild International Airport, which is owned by the port. Proposed removal of trees has drawn strong criticism from some residents. The plan must be approved by the City Council, which owns the 147-acre Lincoln Park. HBB, the firm with which the port had contracted to develop the $150,000 master plan, presented designs for possible LONNIE ARCHIBALD/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS improvements to Lincoln Forks Mayor Bryon Monohon, left, and City Attorney-Planner Rod Fleck stand on gravel at the Park at an open house last former International Order of Odd Fellows site. A for-sale sign has been placed on the former October. Juliet Vong of HBB esti- Dazzled by Twilight store’s lot. mated then that the Lincoln Park improvements — which would include an upgraded system of bike and foot trails, an expanded wetland, additional parking, new playground areas and a new entrance off Lauridsen Boulevard — could cost about $24 million.
PORT ANGELES — The city’s Parks, Recreation and Beautification Commission will discuss how the city could proceed with proposed improvements for Lincoln Park when it meets today. The meeting of the advisory group to the City Council will start at 6 p.m. at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. Commissioners will hear a presentation on the proposed Lincoln Park Master Plan given by representatives of Seattle-based landscape architectural firm HBB and the Port of Port ________ Angeles. BY PAUL GOTTLIEB The plan calls for the Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can PENINSULA DAILY NEWS removal of some park trees be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. FORKS — As plans are because they obstruct the 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula made to replace the cityflight path to one of the run- dailynews.com. owned Rainforest Art Center building in the city’s downtown core, residents continue to wrestle with losing the historic International Order of Odd Fellows hall that housed the community treasure. The official grieving period is coming to a close with the upcoming “Wake for the Rainforest Art Center,” a facility that was destroyed in an Oct. 29 fire that also leveled the former Dazzled by Twilight souvenir store next door at 11 N. Forks Ave.
‘Wake’ planned in Forks for blaze-leveled building
Pianist Johnny Z will perform at The Upstage in Port Townsend at a special Centrum benefit concert Friday.
Pianist to jazz up PT fundraiser PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — Just back from Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival, pianist Johnny Z will arrive — with vocalist Sylvia Heins — at The Upstage this Friday night. Showtime is 5:30 p.m. Admission is $15, and proceeds will benefit the Centrum foundation. Johnny Z, a self-taught player who doesn’t read music, is known for his renditions of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Antonio Carlos Jobim’s tunes of the 1920s through the ’50s. He has performed in Paris, San Francisco, Amsterdam, New York City and Como, Italy, among
other locales around the world — and directed his dance band at the 7 Cedars Casino for 10 years. On Friday night, Heins and Johnny Z will have drummer Tim Sheffal beside them at The Upstage, 923 Washington St. The trio plans to play a three-hour show. Funds will support Centrum’s annual workshops and festivals focusing on jazz, blues, bluegrass and other musical genres. Upstage chef Erin Whittington will offer a special dinner menu for this benefit. To find out more, phone The Upstage at 360-3852216 or visit www. UpstageRestaurant.com.
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PORT ANGELES — Appointments are being taken now for the SmileMobile, a modern dental office on wheels that brings oral health services to children from families of limited income, which will be at Jefferson Elementary School for two weeks, March 4-15. “Although dentists and assistants will schedule follow-up visits with clients from the fall SmileMobile visit, we are now taking new appointments,” said Tina Smith-O’Hara, Port Angeles School District spokeswoman. “Any families interested in the SmileMobile program should call and register
their children for open spots as soon as possible.” The SmileMobile, which began operating in 1995, is a partnership between Washington Dental Service Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital. It provides a range of services, from examinations and preventive services to fillings and minor oral surgery.
Discounts Medicaid coupons are accepted, and a sliding-fee scale based on income is available. Schedule an appointment before Friday, March 1, by calling SmileMobile staff at 206-418-8970. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/8p7fmuq.
More than a dozen community leaders met Feb. 14 at City Hall to discuss a timeline for planning a new art center. Attendees included Fleck, retired businessman Bert Paul, Forks Outfitters owner Bruce Paul, Realtor Carrol Lunsford and Quillayute Valley School District Superintendent Diana Reaume. “What they seemed to indicate was strong community sentiment that the building should be replaced,” Fleck said. Fleck said he hopes to update the City Council on preliminary plans for replacing the arts center at the council’s regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Friday event the conference room at City The remembrance meet- Hall, 500 E. Division St. ing will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Peninsula Other meetings College’s Forks facility at 71 Other planning meetS. Forks Ave., City Attor- ings include a get-together ney-Planner Rod Fleck said. for Rainforest Art Center “Then, we’ll start a tar- stakeholders from 6 p.m. to geted set of stakeholder 8 p.m. Wednesday at Peninmeetings about questions sula College and a joint associated with rebuilding meeting of the Forks Chamthe building,” Fleck said. ber of Commerce and West “If the council was to End Business & Profesrebuild the building, what sional Association from are the components and noon to 2 p.m. March 13 at attributes and functions of JT’s Sweet Stuffs, 80 N. the building they want to Forks Ave. see replaced, and what are A general community other items or issues that meeting is scheduled for they want to see that are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 26 at Peninsula College. involved with that?”
The city had insured the IOOF hall, out of which the Latino-themed La Tienda store also did business, for up to $3.7 million. La Tienda has since reopened in the Almar Building in the 100 block of Bogachiel Way, Fleck said. The valuation process should be completed and a replacement value established by mid-March, after which the City Council could decide on where a new art center would be built and what form it will take. One option for consideration: The art center’s footprint might include the former Dazzled by Twilight site, where the historic Olympic Pharmacy was located, and which is for sale for $74,500 under a listing by Forks Real Estate. The property is assessed at $36,450, according to the Clallam County Assessor’s Office. “We have folks wanting us to consider the inclusion of that,” Fleck said Tuesday. “We’re just not there yet. “How we determine all that is part of our challenge.” Plans for a new building would be drawn up with the involvement of the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and the UW’s College of Architecture &
Contract given Briefly . . . on to upgrade plant Hearing Stenson trial PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service has awarded a $1.3 million contract for upgrades to the diversion pump station intake at an industrial water-treatment plant on the lower Elwha River. Fish screens and pumps at the plant — which provides initial water treatment for the city’s industrial water supply, the Nippon Paper Industries USA Inc. mill, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s fishrearing channel and the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe’s new fish hatchery — were clogged with organic material and sediment after heavy rains last fall. Macnak Construction LLC of Lakewood has been awarded the $1,365,021 contract, Olympic National Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes announced this week. Off-site fabrication will begin immediately with onsite work scheduled to begin in mid-March. New intake screens are expected to be operational by early April. The plant does not treat the Port Angeles municipal
water. That comes from a nearby well and was not affected by the rush of leaves, twigs, branches and sediment. The plant is one of several mitigation projects built to protect Elwha River water users from impacts of high sediment flows related to removing two dams on the Elwha River in the $325 million Elwha restoration project. Dam removal frees the Elwha River, which was blocked by dams built without fish ladders, and allows all salmon to return to more than 70 miles of habitat. A park contractor began razing the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams in September 2011. Elwha Dam was demolished by last March. Because of the upgrade to the treatment plant, removal of the upper Glines Canyon Dam, of which only 30 percent remains, has been put on hold. A new work schedule for dam removal has not yet been finalized, but park officials said the project will be finished well before the contract ends in September 2014.
postponed PORT ANGELES — A status hearing for Darold Stenson was postponed Wednesday because Clallam County Superior Court Judge S. Brooke Taylor was presiding over a Kitsap County trial as a visiting judge. The hearing for Stenson, who is charged with twocounts of aggravated murder, was Stenson continued to March 6 at 10 a.m. Stenson, 60, was convicted in 1994 for the shooting deaths of his wife and business partner at his bird farm near Sequim. The conviction was overturned by the state Supreme Court last May. Stenson’s second trial is scheduled for jury selection July 8. Taylor is considering a motion for a change of venue and whether to allow Stenson’s three attorneys to remain on the case.
Urban Planning, Fleck said. Students would assist in developing “potential proposals associated with replacing a building with a sustainable wood building with a life of 80 to 100 years,” according to a written timeline supplied by Fleck. The schedule envisions a “partnership with UW in their effort to create a product showcase and design standards for using Northwest lumber in multistory building construction.”
‘Multifunctional’ space The design would “integrate art, media and similar subjects,” and include “multifunctional community space,” according to the timeline. “Building will define, reflect our community,” it said. “Imagine a ‘New Forks’ modern, rural town.” Building plans would be developed by September and reviewed by the community by October, when the project would go out for bid. The bid opening and award would be in January 2014.
________ Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ peninsuladailynews.com.
Stenson is being represented by Roger Hunko of Port Orchard, Sherilyn Peterson of Seattle and Blake Kremer of University Place. Stenson is being held without bail in the Clallam County jail.
‘Bandit’ charges MOUNT VERNON — The legal troubles aren’t over for the “Barefoot Bandit” who led police on a two-year crime spree in stolen boats, cars and planes. Colton Harris-Moore already is serving a sevenyear prison term and now faces new theft and burglary charges in Washington. The 21-year-old pleaded guilty to state and federal charges stemming from a 2010 cross-country run that took him from the Pacific Northwest to the Bahamas, where he was arrested in a hail of bullets. The Skagit County prosecutor declined to sign on to the plea agreement resolving state charges and this month filed new charges. Harris-Moore is accused of stealing a plane belonging to an Anacortes couple and flying it to the Orcas Island airport. Peninsula Daily News
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according to the city. Timmons said the city has weathered a 10 percent decrease in personnel since the recession began. “We have not asked the library to make a similar sacrifice,” he said. “I hope you can respect that.” In a memo dated Feb. 14, Timmons proposed three options: move forward with a plan for a $3 million bond amount, raise the amount up to $6 million or consider other options, such as renovating the closed Lincoln Building, owned by the Port Townsend School District, for use as a library facility.
to keep the project going.” In May, about 60 percent of the library’s collection was moved to the Mountain View campus at 1919 Blaine St., where it is expected to remain until it is returned to the Carnegie Library when renovation is finished in early 2015.
Rosemary Sikes said raising taxes will be “a hard sell.” “If this bond issue is on the same ballot as the metropolitan parks district, then neither one will pass since people will vote for one or the other,” she added. Library Director Theresa Percy said after the meeting that “it’s a complicated issue. “We have to see what fits in with the overall financial plan for the city and work
“It’s not that they don’t want to pay; they can’t pay,” Gray said. Rick Jahnke opposes a library bond issue — for now. “I’m not against libraries. No one is. They are kind of like warm puppies,” he said. “But I hope you don’t give in to the well-meaning single-mindedness of a few and don’t go forward [with a bond] until other community needs are discussed.”
________ Jefferson County Editor Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360385-2335 or at charlie.bermant@ peninsuladailynews.com.
Pro and con Most of those testifying favored going forward with a bond issue. “I own six lots in the city,” Sheila Khalov said. “I pay my property taxes on time and will gladly include the additional amount to make the new library expansion open to every single person in Jefferson County and beyond.” Morgan Hanna said she values “the soaring ceiling and the warm-wooded beauty of our unique library because I have lived with libraries that seem modeled after my middle school cafeteria. “Our library lends the same grace to the page that a real book does,” she added. Councilman Bob Gray said many people can’t afford higher taxes.
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this goal of supporting the library.” The amount of the bond PORT TOWNSEND — could be anywhere between The City Council is contem- $3 million and $6 million, plating asking voters in according to Timmons. August or November to approve a multimillion-dollar March 4 meeting bond issue to raise the money The council took no necessary for the completion of the Port Townsend Library action but put the matter on its March 4 agenda. It renovation. Mounting financial may decide the amount and requirements and obliga- date for a bond issue then. Although August seemed tions have forced the city to re-examine its commitment to be a preferred date, the to the renovation of the council also considered library, which is now in waiting until November, progress, City Manager when the ballot could David Timmons told the include a proposal for a property tax increase for council Tuesday night. The $9 million project the creation of a joint cityneeds about $5.5 million for county metropolitan parks its completion, according to district. While a property tax library officials. hike could pass by a majority vote, a bond issue would Retrofit require a 60 percent majorThis includes a retrofit ity, as well as a turnout of at of the Carnegie Library at least 40 percent of those 1220 Lawrence St. in addi- voting in the last election. tion to a two-story structure According to the Jefferthat would replace the son County auditor, 6,421 existing one-story annex Port Townsend residents that was built in the 1990s. voted in the 2012 election, The council heard Tim- so at least 2,569 people mons’ report, a statement would need to vote in order from the Friends of the to validate the election. Library and public comment The cost to the individduring a 3½-hour meeting ual property owner would that at times saw about 80 depend on the size of the people crammed into council bond, the interest rate and chambers. whether other funds would “The cost has been con- be used to pay it back. sistent, but the scope has With that in mind, the changed,” Timmons said of estimated cost per property the renovation project. owner on a $3 million bond “We need to find a bal- for a house valued at ance so we can adhere to $300,000 is $50 a year, BY CHARLIE BERMANT
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CONTINUED FROM A1 said Wednesday. Funding opportunities The city also will not range from donations of accept donations from busi- $20,000 or more to create nesses that demand sub- pocket beaches and other stantial design changes to shoreline restoration at the the waterfront improve- proposed West End Park to ments or that expect the $500 for individual benches, city to endorse a particular bike racks and drinking product or service. fountains. Exact details of the program still are being worked Funding opportunities out, but interested individuWest said the specific als or businesses can contact the city’s Community donation amounts and what and Economic Development they pay for could be altered Department about making based on community input. “We really want to be a donation, Assistant City Planner Roberta Korcz able to mold the program to
what the demand is,” West said. Mayor Cherie Kidd praised the policy for the opportunities it will give the community to become a part of the proposed improvements. “It gives buy-in to the community, and it gives a sense of ownership to the community,” Kidd said. “I think it’s a wonderful program.”
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CONTINUED FROM A1 didn’t know the Burrers were building a big garage Rene Toft and several until “here comes a 20-someother residents of the 900 foot post.” After that post went up, block on Willow Street attended Tuesday’s meeting some of the Burrers’ neighto ask for limits on garages bors complained to Hugo, after the Burrers’ garage was who then asked the Planning built across the alley from Commission to review standards for garage sizes. their homes. “Your structure could be “It’s just not right to your fellow man to take his light, easily three times the size of his privacy, his view,” Toft the house,” Hugo said of the current standards. said. Ken Burrer said he built the garage after receiving ‘It isn’t neighborly’ complaints about the condiWillow Steet resident tion of storage sheds and a Robert Mullen said the Oak recreational vehicle parked Tree neighborhood was built on his property. and marketed so that “every “This would have never, house has a view of the ever been an issue, but some- Olympic Mountains.” body sent me a nasty-gram,” That’s no longer the case, Ken Burrer said of an anony- Mullen said. mous complaint he received “It may be legal, but it in his mailbox. isn’t neighborly,” he said. Neighbor Donald Wright Mike McAleer, a longtime complained he noticed the local real estate agent, sugsheds were removed but gested neighbors could form
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Death and Memorial Notice FREDERICK STEPHAN CARROLL March 3, 1949 February 14, 2013 Mr. Frederick Stephan Carroll passed away from cancer at the age of 63 in his Port Angeles home. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to John and Sylvia Carroll.
He achieved his degree from Columbia University. He leaves behind his son, Austin Ross Robert of Arlee, Montana; and brothers Thomas Warren Carroll of Northborough, Massachusetts, and Mathew Francis Carroll of El Paso, Texas. A memorial service and potluck will take place on Saturday, February 23, at 1 p.m. at 1816 West Fifth Street, Port Angeles.
Death Notices Dale E. Cox Dec. 25, 1919 â€” Feb. 15, 2013
Former Sequim resident Dale E. Cox died in Olympia at the age of 93. Services: Visitation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Drennan-Ford Funeral
Home, 260 Monroe Road. Burial will be at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St. in Kent. Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, is in charge of arrangements. www.drennanford.com
Remembering a Lifetime â– Death and Memorial Notice obituaries chronicle a deceasedâ€™s life. Photos and ornamental insignia are welcome. Call 360-452-8435 Monday through Friday. A form is at www.peninsuladailynews.com under â€œObituary Forms.â€? â– Death Notices, in which summary information about the deceased, including service information and mortuary, appears once at no charge. No biographical or family information or photo is included. For further information, call 360-417-3527.
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Sounds like a bloody horror movie AT THE END of 1995 and stretching into January 1996, the federal government “shut down” because of an impasse between President Bill Clinton and House Republicans led by then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The issue was increased Cal taxes vs. less Thomas spending. Sound familiar? The government reopened when a bipartisan agreement was reached to balance the budget by 2003. It wasn’t for reasons that included, but were not limited to, two wars. Now the national debt is racing toward an unsustainable $17 trillion. This time around it isn’t about closing government. It’s about “sequestration,” which President Barack Obama, the Democrats and their bigmedia toadies are styling as economic Armageddon. On Tuesday, following another vacation and a round of golf with the disgraced Tiger Woods, President Obama appeared in the Eisenhower Executive Office building next to the White House. Behind him on risers, looking like a church choir but without the robes, were his usual Greek chorus of potential victims should Republicans cut spending
by a single dollar. The president said the cuts from sequestration would be “brutal” if lawmakers allow “this meat-cleaver approach to take place.” Sounds like a bloody horror movie, doesn’t it? Military readiness would be hurt, he claimed, if these cuts were allowed to happen. Investments in energy curtailed, medical research impaired, teacher layoffs (I wasn’t aware the federal government paid teacher salaries) and emergency responders couldn’t respond. Once again, the president offered up the old bait and switch: “targeted spending cuts” along with “closing tax loopholes.” As has happened before, if Republicans agree to this (which they had better not if the party is to survive) they’ll likely get inconsequential “cuts,” if they get any at all, but tax hikes will occur right away. More importantly, any new revenue will likely not reduce the debt because Democrats in Congress are noted for spending new revenue, and they won’t deal with the major reason for the debt: entitlements. Last Sunday’s New York Times was a kind of preview of Obama’s Tuesday remarks.
enacted on Jan. 2.” The looming cuts, Makin noted, are “minuscule” when compared to the overall debt. The president got his tax hike in the fiscalcliff debate. To ask for more now without significant spending cuts, entitlement reform and a rewritten tax code aligns him with the extortionists who ruled Chicago during the Roaring ’20s. In his oath of office, the president promised to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Instead, he appears to be shredding it. JEFF STAHLER/UNIVERSAL UCLICK Whatever the shortterm political price, Republicans must stand for the in the next two elections? An editorial running more The major media can be relied Constitution, the country and the than half the page offered a litfuture. any of gloom and doom if Repub- on — with help from the adminAllowing the president to have istration — to find people who licans forced the administration to start behaving more responsi- will be laid off work, or a “home- his way again risks harming all three. less” person, or a crying woman bly with our money. ________ The president is again betting with her baby down to the last that playing to people’s emotions, drop of milk. Cal Thomas is a Fox TV netThey did during the governalong with envy of “the rich” and work commentator and syndicalls for “fair share” in taxes will ment shutdown, obscuring the cated newspaper columnist. real issue, which is overspending. produce a win for him. His column appears every As John Makin of the AmeriBut if it does, it won’t be a win Thursday. can Enterprise Institute wrote for the country. Thomas can be reached at recently in The Wall Street Jour- email@example.com or by Can there be any doubt that the president’s goal is to margin- nal, the sequester “amounts to $2 U.S. mail to Tribune Media Serof spending cuts for every dollar alize the Republican Party and vices, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite of the president’s tax increases 114, Buffalo, NY 14207. make them ineffective now and
Peninsula Voices Grading schools I personally find the idea of rating schools based on the academic performance of the students to be utterly ridiculous [“Most Area Schools Awarded C’s,” PDN, Feb. 20]. Education is a partnership among the students, their parents and the school. I would be all for this type of “grading” if the other two parts of the partnership were included in the grade.
We’ve gone to incredibly great lengths to remove any shred of responsibility from the students and their families. It’s much more convenient to blame Johnny’s teacher for his failure to succeed than to admit that he (and his parents) play an important role in the educational process. Why not have these grading committees pay a visit to Johnny’s home? “I’m sorry Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but you have received an ‘F’ for your
involvement in Johnny’s education. “Allowing him to spend all his time playing video games instead of doing homework, is poor parenting. “Oh . . . and Johnny, we couldn’t find one shred of homework or a textbook in your house. You also deserve the ‘F’ you received from your teacher.” The state and federal government require that we provide public education. They cannot mandate
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that the students will bumped me right up learn. You can lead a horse against the lotto machine. Ouch, it hurt bad. Tears to water . . . Mike Pace, welled up in my eyes. Getting hit on the back Port Angeles of the leg above the shoe line is painful. In-store collision I don’t know what the I had my back turned man was thinking, trying while using the lotto to turn around. He sure machine at a grocery store didn’t look to see if anyone in Port Angeles. was behind him. Out of the blue, I got hit It put a dandy of a from behind. bruise on my leg. An elderly man on a I complained to the battery-operated cart manager; I got an icebag backed into my lower leg and an “I’m sorry” from the above the heel, and it man and manager.
It was an accident. I wasn’t about to call the police on an elderly man as he didn’t mean to hit me. I could have called the police, but what could they do? What would happen if a small child was standing in my place? To those who drive these carts: Be careful and cautious to others around you. To the rest of us on foot: It could happen to you. Beware. Darla Mitchell, Port Angeles
Israel-Palestine issues go Hollywood THE ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony Sunday will make history this year with the first-ever nomination of a feature documentary made by a Palestinian. “5 Broken Cameras” was Amy filmed and Goodman directed by Emad Burnat, a resident of the occupied Palestinian West Bank town of Bil’in, along with his Israeli filmmaking partner Guy Davidi. What does a Palestinian farmer wear on the red carpet in Hollywood? We were almost prevented from knowing, as Burnat, his wife and 8-year-old son were detained at Los Angeles International Airport and threatened with deportation. Despite his formal invitation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, it took the intervention of Oscarwinning documentarian Michael
Moore, who now sits on the Academy Board of Governors, followed by Academy attorneys, for Burnat and his family to gain entry into the country. “5 Broken Cameras” is in competition at the Oscars with an Israeli documentary, “The Gatekeepers,” a film that features interviews with the six surviving former directors of Israel’s Shin Bet, the country’s secret internal security service, which functions as sort of hybrid of the U.S. FBI and CIA. In the film, all six condemn the current practices of Israeli occupation and settlement expansion. In a remarkable case of life imitating art, as celebrities gather for the entertainment industry’s biggest gala of the year, the Israel/Palestine conflict is being played out on the streets of Tinseltown. Hours after regaining his freedom, Burnat issued a statement that read: “Last night, on my way from Turkey to Los Angeles, my family and I were held at U.S. immigration for about an hour and questioned about the purpose of my
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visit to the United States. “Immigration officials asked for proof that I was nominated for an Academy Award for the documentary ‘5 Broken Cameras,’ and they told me that if I couldn’t prove the reason for my visit, my wife Soraya, my son Gibreel and I would be sent back to Turkey on the same day.” He went on: “After 40 minutes of questions and answers, Gibreel asked me why we were still waiting in that small room. I simply told him the truth: ‘Maybe we’ll have to go back.’ “I could see his heart sink.” Gibreel’s birth in 2005 was the motivation for the film. Emad Burnat got his first camera then, to record his fourth son growing up. At that time, the government of Israel began building the separation wall through Bil’in, provoking a campaign of nonviolent resistance from the Palestinian residents and their supporters. As Burnat recorded the protests, his cameras were smashed or shot one by one, destroyed by the violent response from the Israeli army and the armed
Israeli settlers. Dror Moreh is the Israeli director of “The Gatekeepers.” Moreh told me: “The settlements are the biggest obstacle to peace. If there is something that will prevent peace, it’s the settlements and the settlers. “I think this is the largest and most influential and most powerful group in Israeli politics. They’re basically dictating the policy of Israel in the last years. “I think that definitely for the Palestinians, the settlements are the worst enemy in their way to the homeland. “When they see everywhere, in Judea and Samaria now, the settlements that are built like mushrooms after rain, they see how their country is shrinking.” Both “5 Broken Cameras” and “The Gatekeepers” are up for the Oscar against other very compelling nominees: “How to Survive a Plague,” about the AIDS epidemic; “The Invisible War,” about rampant, unprosecuted rape in the U.S. military; and “Searching for Sugar Man,” about renewal for a musician long thought dead. Burnat finished his statement
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on his detention at Los Angeles International Airport: “Although this was an unpleasant experience, this is a daily occurrence for Palestinians, every single day, throughout the West Bank. “There are more than 500 Israeli checkpoints, roadblocks and other barriers to movement across our land, and not a single one of us has been spared the experience that my family and I experienced yesterday. “Ours was a very minor example of what my people face every day.” Regardless of which documentary wins, the 2013 Oscars mark a historic shift in the public dialogue on Israel/Palestine, a longoverdue shift to which 40 million television viewers will be exposed.
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PORT ANGELES — The faces wear dreamy expressions, with eyes gazing away or closed in imaginary sojourns. And these creatures — people, horses, bears, birds — are all together under one roof at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center thanks to their creators, Robin and John Gumaelius. It makes sense that the 26 mixed-media sculptures in the Gumaelius show look like travelers. The couple who made them come from “the middle of nowhere,” as John puts it. He and Robin live outside Cosmopolis, Grays Harbor County, in a house John built on stilts. “Pillars” is the name of their first Port Angeles show at the fine arts center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. The title comes from the fact that many of the pieces are on the tall side.
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Mixed-media creations by John and Robin Gumaelius have arrived at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. The artists will give a talk and stay for a reception this Friday afternoon.
Opening reception John and Robin will give a talk on their art at the center at 3 p.m. Friday, then stay for the show’s opening reception from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Both events are free to the public. This pair is as unusual as the two’s porcelainwood-metal sculptures. They’re full-time artists and have four children and 10 galleries showing their work, from Ashland and Portland, Ore., to the Patricia Rovzar Gallery in downtown Seattle. They do not have a web-
smile,” John said. “A lot of site or email. “You can spend a lot of art tends to be pretty time answering email,” heavy-duty.” He began his career as a John said. “So we just don’t.” metal sculptor but added clay after meeting Robin, a Working in tandem ceramicist, so they could What he and Robin do is spend more time together. work in tandem, shaping clay, carving its surfaces, Creating together attaching arms made of vine maple and madrona After 11 years married, wood. “we work together fluidly,” The works’ names range Robin added. from “Quiet Man Wearing “Together, we make Thoughts of Freedom” to something better than “More Legs for Dancing.” either of us could make “We like to see people apart.”
The Gumaelius children, three girls and a boy, range in age from 3 to 10. The family also has two dogs, two cats, chickens and ducks at their rural place. “Our studio looks over the garden,” Robin notes in a handwritten statement titled “Artist Ramblings.” Now and then, chickens wander into the art space, but “they are not nearly as inspiring as our kids, who tumble into our laps, steal our shoes, poke our bellies, argue and throw clay wads
while we’re working.” “Pillars” will stay through May 5 at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center gallery, which is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more about the show and other activities at the center, visit www. PAFAC.org or phone 360457-3532.
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OLYMPIA — Testifying before a state Senate committee, Gov. Jay Inslee asserted that Washington state is ideally positioned to lead the fight against climate change and urged lawmakers to help him move quickly on the issue. Speaking to the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee on Wednesday, Inslee advocated for a measure to hire an outside group to advise him on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while increasing the share of energy created in-state. The group’s report, due in October, would evaluate how other states and countries are addressing climate change. Inslee said climate change threatens disparate industries in the state, from downhill skiing and winemaking, which rely on a steady snowfall, to oyster cultivation, which is threatened by ocean acidification. Ocean acidification, Inslee said, is climate change’s “little evil twin.”
Music CONTINUED FROM A6 On Saturday, blues prodigy David Jacobs-Strain performs from 7:30 p.m. $10 cover. On Sunday, Grammy Award winner Led Kaapana performs at 7 p.m. $25 cover. Phone 360-385-2216 for details and reservations. ■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., Eddie Spaghetti of the Supersuckers plays at 10 p.m. $7 cover. On Saturday, the Crow Quill Night Owls with Rattletrap Ruckus play at 10 p.m. $7 cover. ■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub and Grill, 1016 Lawrence St., Sam Maynard and Chris Gunn perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ■ Today, Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ■ Today, classical guitarist Trevor Hanson plays at Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine, 1208 Water St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays guitar at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ■ On Thursdays and Fridays, Steve Grandinetti plays and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, 431 Water St., from noon till 2 p.m.
High notes ■ On Saturday, join the community dance at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, sponsored by Just for Fun Dance Classes. Dance to Denny Secord Jr. and Haywire from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring a snack to share and $5 admission. Just for Fun students and children younger than 16 are admitted free. ■ On Friday at Coog’s Budget CDs, 111 W. Front St., Port Angeles, Mydlyfe, Crysis, Fluffy and D-Ray, along with the Suspects, performs in a dinner show at 6:30 p.m. in a benefit for local musician Ron DeFrang, who’s been battling cancer.
________ John Nelson is a self-styled music lover and compulsive night owl who believes in “KLMA — Keep Live Music Alive” on the North Olympic Peninsula. His column, Live Music, appears every Thursday. Are you performing in or promoting a live music gig? Contact John by phoning 360-565-1139 or emailing news@peninsuladaily news.com, with John Nelson in the subject line. And note: Nelson’s deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. preceding Thursday’s column. Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine.
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Salmon derby a huge success JERRY THOMAS HAD quite the four-day stretch earlier this week. On Saturday, Thomas caught Lee a big fish. Horton Sunday was his 68th birthday. That big fish he caught Saturday won him $10,000 on Monday. And finally, on Tuesday, he celebrated his wedding anniversary. Thomas, who is from Mount Vernon, is the grandprize winner of the 2013 Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby, which was held last weekend. The derby, put on the by the Gardiner Salmon Derby Association, is being hailed as a success. “Good weather and a strengthening economy gave us a great derby,” association president Dan Tatum said. “This was a great event, and the fishing results prove it — we caught more fish than ever before in recent memory.” A record 351 winter blackmouth chinook salmon were submitted, which topped the 2011 record of 248 fish, with an average weight of 7.52 pounds (fish weights are in decimal pounds, not pounds and ounces). Approximately 820 tickets were sold, more than 175 more than were sold for last year’s derby. Thomas reeled in his 15.9-pound blackmouth at 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, the opening day of the derby, and had to wait two and a half days to see if his big catch would remain atop the prize ladder. His winner was caught just west of Protection Island using an orange herring. Lauren Selvig of Port Orchard won the $2,000 second prize with a 14.8-pound salmon, while Don White of Hansville took home the $1,000 third prize with a 14.35-pound blackmouth. The highest-finishing North Olympic Peninsula angler was Mark Reynolds of Port Angeles, who took seventh place with a 13.4-pound fish. In all, there were 45 winning fish. The smallest prize-winner was 10.1 pounds, and the average prize-winning weight was 11.66 pounds. The prize list totaled $21,995. The large cash prizes were funded through derby ticket sales, but all other prizes were donated by individuals and businesses. The derby proceeds will go toward a large equipment donation for the Diamond Point volunteer fire station. Tatum said more information on this donation will be provided at the annual potluck Appreciation Dinner on March 30 at the Gardiner Community Center. As for Thomas, he plans to use the proceeds from his derby win to replace the four downrigger balls he lost during the salmon derby. The lifelong angler estimates he has participated in 30-40 derbies, and this wasn’t his first win — in 2003, he won the Shaw Island contest.
Anglers auction The North Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Puget Sound Anglers is holding its annual dinner and auction fundraiser on Friday at SunLand Golf and Country Club in Sequim. The proceeds from this auction provide the majority of funding for the annual Olympic Peninsula Kids Fishing Program held at the Sequim water reclamation pond. They also help fund the club’s annual college scholarship program for a Sequim High School graduate who is or will be pursuing a degree in the natural resources field. TURN
Not the same Morse Outfielder brings more power to 2nd M’s stint BY JOSE M. ROMERO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PEORIA, Ariz. — To be clear, it’s Michael, not Mike Morse. That’s one of the things that has changed since the last time Morse was a member of the Seattle Mariners more than three years ago. And there’s more. His annual income went from the $407,000 he was making when he was traded from the Mariners to the Washington Nationals in June 2009 to the $6.75 million in base salary he’ll make in 2013. Morse is also bigger, some 30 pounds bulkier. He has found a position, corner outfield, after being a utility player in his first go-round with the Mariners. He’s in the starting nine and is expected to be a major key to improving a Mariners offense that struggled with production in 2012. And he’s picked up a nickname, “Beast.” One more thing. “I’ve got long hair,” Morse said. The day Morse arrived for spring training, he looked around and realized he got
there too early for his physical. That gave him time to point out all of the different locker stalls in the clubhouse he used in his nine previous spring trainings with the Mariners. The one he occupies now belonged to ex-Mariner great Ichiro.
Slowed by injuries Morse showed plenty of potential, but injuries and too much depth at various positions kept him from finding a regular place on the major-league roster. There was knee surgery in 2006 and a broken wrist bone in 2007. In 2008, Morse made the opening day roster for the first time after a huge spring training at the plate. But a torn labrum in his left shoulder that required surgery ended his season. He was dealt away for outfielder Ryan Langerhans during the 2009 season. “When I left, I wasn’t really playing,” Morse said. “In Washington, they gave me an opportunity to play every day and let my talent come out.” The trade to Washington was just what Morse needed to boost
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Mariners left fielder Michael Morse laughs with teammates during a baseball spring training workout earlier this week in Peoria, Ariz. his career. After moderate success in 98 games in 2010, Morse led the Nats in batting average (.303), home runs (31) and RBIs (95) in 2011, the result of being healthy for an entire season. A strained knee cost him the first couple of months of 2012, but when Morse came back he hit .291 with 18 homers and 62 RBIs in 102 games. He also
added five hits, including a home run, in the NLDS. “It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever been a part of in baseball,” Morse said of the postseason. “Now I got that taste in my mouth and I want to get back.” A three-team trade brought Morse back to the Mariners last month. TURN
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Mike Carp, who was traded by Seattle to Boston on Wednesday, is shown following the flight of his solo home run hit off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie in May 2012.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox acquired Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, adding another potentially useful bat to their roster shortly before the start of exhibition games. Seattle designated the 26-year-old Carp for assignment earlier this month, and the Mariners will receive a player to be named or cash from Boston. Carp can play both first base and left field. “It increases the competition,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “We’ve been able to add a talented player to camp here, someone that we’ve had conversations about throughout the course of the offseason. Finally he became available.” Carp was drafted by the Mets in 2004, and he was traded to Seattle in December 2008 in a deal that sent reliever J.J. Putz to New York.
with Seattle from 2009-12 and batted .255 with 28 doubles and 18 homers. In 2011, Carp hit .276 with 12 homers in a career-high 79 games. His average dipped to .213 in 59 games last year. The Mariners have Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales as their top first basemen. Carp also played some outfield but was deemed expendable with the club in need of pitching. He was designated for assignment Feb. 12 to make room on the 40-man roster for pitcher Joe Saunders. Boston made room for Carp on its 40-man roster by putting outfielder Ryan Kalish on the 60-day disabled list. Kalish is recovering from right shoulder surgery. The Red Sox signed Jonny Gomes to play left field. Fellow newcomer Shane Victorino is expected to be in right, with Jacoby Ellsbury in center. TURN
Armstrong won’t interview with USADA Deadline to testify passed Wednesday BY JIM VERTUNO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong will not do a tell-all interview under oath with the agency that exposed his performance-enhancing drug use and took his seven Tour de France titles. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency had told Armstrong he would have to reveal all he knows about doping in cycling — a process officials expected would take several days — if he wanted to reduce his lifetime ban from sports. Wednesday was the latest deadline for Armstrong to decide on USADA’s offer. After negotiating with the agency for two months, he refused. Armstrong attorney Tim Herman said the cyclist “will not participate in USADA’s efforts to selectively conduct American prosecutions that only demonize selected individuals while failing to address the
95 percent of the sport over which USADA has no jurisdiction.” USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said the agency had expected Armstrong would agree to talk and would be “moving on” without him. “Over the last few weeks he has led us to believe that he wanted to come in and assist USADA, but was worried of potential criminal and civil liability if he did so,” Tygart said. “Today we learned from the media that Mr. Armstrong is choosing not to come in and be truthful and that he will not take the opportunity to work THE ASSOCIATED PRESS toward righting his wrongs in Lance Armstrong, shown in 2006, has decided not to sport.”
Will help internationally Herman has said Armstrong is willing to participate in an international effort to clean up cycling, an effort that has broken down in spats between the International Cycling Union, the sport’s governing body, and the World Anti-Doping Agency. “He will be the first man through the door, and once inside will answer every ques-
meet with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials and talk with them under oath about what he knows about performance-enhancing drug use in cycling. tion, at an international tribunal formed to comprehensively address pro cycling, an almost exclusively European sport,” Herman said. For more than a decade, Armstrong denied using performance-enhancing drugs. But last year, USADA
released a report that detailed extensive doping on his Tour de France-winning teams and stripped him of those victories. Armstrong then admitted last month in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he doped to win those races. TURN
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Friday Girls Basketball: Port Angeles vs. Cedarcrest in 2A regionals at Lynden High School, 6 p.m.; Neah Bay vs. Pateros in 1B regionals at Eastmont High School (Wenatchee), 8 p.m.
Saturday Boys Basketball: Neah Bay vs. Waterville in 1B regionals at Lynnwood High School (Bothell), 4 p.m.; Sequim vs. Hockinson in 2A regionals at Kent-Meridian High School, 4 p.m. Men’s Basketball: Bellevue at Peninsula College, 7 p.m. (Sophomore Night) Women’s Basketball: Whatcom at Peninsula College, 5 p.m. (Sophomore Night)
Preps Tuesday’s Scores BOYS BASKETBALL 2A Southwest District 4 Third Place Hockinson 67, Washougal 53, OT 4A Northwest District 1 Third Place Newport 66, Mount Vernon 55 GIRLS BASKETBALL 2A District 5/6 Grandview 64, Pullman 35 West Valley (Spokane) 47, Selah 44 2A Southwest District 4 Third Place River Ridge 60, Centralia 44 4A Northwest District 1 Third Place Lake Stevens 48, Newport 43
College Basketball Men’s Results Tuesday’s Major Scores FAR WEST BYU 70, Utah St. 68 Fresno St. 69, Nevada 64, OT San Diego St. 79, Wyoming 51 SOUTHWEST Nicholls St. 74, Lamar 63 Northwestern St. 82, Texas A&M-CC 71 Oral Roberts 94, Cent. Arkansas 65 Texas 68, TCU 59 MIDWEST Butler 68, Duquesne 49 Creighton 59, S. Illinois 45 Indiana 72, Michigan St. 68 Missouri 63, Florida 60 N. Iowa 69, Missouri St. 63 Nebraska-Omaha 79, Chicago St. 75 Saint Louis 76, VCU 62 Valparaiso 85, Loyola of Chicago 76 Wichita St. 66, Indiana St. 62 EAST Boston College 69, Maryland 58 Marquette 67, Seton Hall 46 Stony Brook 83, UMBC 39 SOUTH Campbell 72, Radford 66, OT Charleston Southern 72, Presbyterian 54 Coastal Carolina 65, UNC Asheville 64 Gardner-Webb 65, Winthrop 52 High Point 78, VMI 67 Longwood 102, Liberty 101 McNeese St. 65, SE Louisiana 58 Miami 54, Virginia 50 NC State 84, Florida St. 66 North Carolina 70, Georgia Tech 58 Tennessee 82, LSU 72
Women’s Results Tuesday’s Major Scores FAR WEST Arizona St. 81, Arizona 77, 2OT UCLA 68, Southern Cal 54 SOUTHWEST Lamar 59, Nicholls St. 57 Northwestern St. 68, Texas A&M-CC 58 Oral Roberts 76, Cent. Arkansas 69 EAST Drexel 59, UNC Wilmington 47 Rhode Island 45, UMass 42 Syracuse 58, Rutgers 45
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Snow covers a golf cart outside the course clubhouse during the Match Play Championship golf tournament on Wednesday in Marana, Ariz. Play was suspended for the day. Orlando Charlotte
Towson 69, Hofstra 60 SOUTH Delaware 69, George Mason 55 McNeese St. 75, SE Louisiana 67
Basketball National Basketball Association WESTERN CONFERENCE Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 39 14 .736 Denver 34 21 .618 Utah 31 24 .564 Portland 25 29 .463 Minnesota 19 31 .380 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 39 17 .696 Golden State 30 23 .566 L.A. Lakers 25 29 .463 Sacramento 19 36 .345 Phoenix 18 36 .333 Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 43 12 .782 Memphis 34 18 .654 Houston 29 26 .527 Dallas 23 29 .442 New Orleans 19 35 .352 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 32 18 .640 Brooklyn 32 22 .593 Boston 28 25 .528 Philadelphia 22 29 .431 Toronto 22 32 .407 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 36 14 .720 Atlanta 29 22 .569 Washington 15 37 .288
GB — 6 9 14½ 18½ GB — 7½ 13 19½ 20 GB — 7½ 14 18½ 23½ GB — 2 5½ 10½ 12 GB — 7½ 22
Indiana Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland
15 38 13 40 Central Division W L 32 21 31 22 26 26 21 34 16 37
.283 22½ .245 24½ Pct GB .604 — .585 1 .500 5½ .382 12 .302 16
Tuesday’s Games Charlotte 105, Orlando 92 Toronto 96, Washington 88 Brooklyn 113, Milwaukee 111, OT Memphis 105, Detroit 91 Chicago 96, New Orleans 87 Denver 97, Boston 90 Utah 115, Golden State 101 Phoenix 102, Portland 98 San Antonio 108, Sacramento 102 Wednesday’s Games Detroit at Charlotte, late. Memphis at Toronto, late. New York at Indiana, late. Oklahoma City at Houston, late. Philadelphia at Minnesota, late. Brooklyn at Milwaukee, late. Miami at Atlanta, late. New Orleans at Cleveland, late. Orlando at Dallas, late. Phoenix at Golden State, late. Boston at L.A. Lakers, late. Today’s Games Miami at Chicago, 5 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago at Charlotte, 4 p.m. New York at Toronto, 4 p.m. Detroit at Indiana, 4 p.m. Denver at Washington, 4 p.m. Sacramento at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. Houston at Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m. Orlando at Memphis, 5 p.m.
Dallas at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. Boston at Phoenix, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.
Ottawa Toronto Buffalo
Hockey National Hockey League WESTERN CONFERENCE Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Vancouver 15 8 3 4 20 44 Minnesota 15 7 6 2 16 33 Edmonton 15 6 6 3 15 36 Calgary 14 5 6 3 13 39 Colorado 14 6 7 1 13 37 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 15 12 2 1 25 53 San Jose 15 8 4 3 19 39 Phoenix 16 8 6 2 18 44 Dallas 16 8 7 1 17 41 Los Angeles 14 6 6 2 14 33 Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 16 13 0 3 29 55 Nashville 17 8 4 5 21 39 St. Louis 16 9 6 1 19 53 Detroit 16 7 6 3 17 43 Columbus 16 4 10 2 10 36 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF New Jersey 16 9 3 4 22 42 Pittsburgh 16 11 5 0 22 52 N.Y. Rangers 15 8 6 1 17 39 Philadelphia 17 7 9 1 15 45 N.Y. Islanders 16 6 9 1 13 46 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Montreal 16 11 4 1 23 46 Boston 13 9 2 2 20 37
7 a.m. (27) ESPN2 Auto Racing NASCAR, Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide Series Practice, Site: Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Fla. (Live) 10 a.m. (47) GOLF PGA, WGC: Accenture Match Play Day 2, Site: Ritz-Carlton Golf Club - Marana, Arizona (Live) 4 p.m. (26) ESPN Basketball NCAA, Cincinnati vs. Connecticut (Live) 4 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Basketball NCAA, Georgia vs. Arkansas (Live) 4 p.m. NBCSN Basketball NCAA, Drexel at Delaware (Live) 5 p.m. (31) TNT Basketball NBA, Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls, Site: United Center - Chicago (Live) 6 p.m. (26) ESPN Basketball NCAA, Duke vs. Virginia Tech (Live) 6 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Basketball NCAA, Iowa vs. Nebraska (Live) 6 p.m. ESPNU Basketball NCAA, California at Oregon (Live) 6 p.m. NBCSN Women’s Basketball NCAA, Gonzaga at Santa Clara (Live) 7 p.m. (25) ROOT Basketball NCAA, San Diego vs. Portland (Live) 7 p.m. Pac-12 NETWORK Basketball NCAA, Utah at Colorado (Live) 7:30 p.m. (31) TNT Basketball NBA, San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Site: Staples Center Los Angeles (Live) 8 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Basketball NCAA, BYU vs. St. Mary’s (Live) 8 p.m. ESPNU Basketball NCAA, Stanford at Oregon State (Live)
GA 37 38 41 51 43 GA 39 34 41 43 37 GA 34 38 50 48 51 GA 38 38 38 49 57 GA 35 31
17 9 6 2 20 17 10 7 0 20 17 6 10 1 13 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Carolina 14 8 5 1 17 Tampa Bay 15 8 6 1 17 Winnipeg 15 6 8 1 13 Florida 15 4 7 4 12 Washington 15 5 9 1 11
40 32 48 40 47 56 GF 41 59 37 35 41
GA 40 47 47 56 51
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Chicago 4, Vancouver 3, SO Winnipeg 2, Buffalo 1 Montreal 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Ottawa 3, N.Y. Islanders 1 Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 2 San Jose 2, St. Louis 1 Nashville 4, Detroit 3, OT Los Angeles 3, Edmonton 1 Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, late. St. Louis at Colorado, late. Los Angeles at Calgary, late. Today’s Games Buffalo at Toronto, 4 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 4 p.m. Winnipeg at Carolina, 4 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Montreal, 4:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m. Columbus at Detroit, 4:30 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Florida at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 5 p.m. San Jose at Chicago, 5:30 p.m.
Answers could have big impact on NFL draft stock BY MICHAEL MAROT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
INDIANAPOLIS — Barkevious Mingo is ready for questions he will face this weekend in Indianapolis. Seemingly every NFL team at the annual scouting combine will ask about his relationship with former college teammate Tyrann Mathieu and whether he ever hung out with the troubled cornerback. The answers could make as much difference in Mingo living up to his projection as a firstround draft pick as his time in the 40-yard dash. So the LSU star has left nothing to chance, carving out time to prepare for the 15-minute interviews. “It’s one thing that all the guys that came out from LSU are going to face,” Mingo said during a telephone interview. “We know what kind of guy he was and we’re always going to be there for him.” Interview training has become an essential component for draft hopefuls. Most, if not all, of the 333 players expected to arrive in Indy for the combine have been instructed on how to answer coaches and
general managers properly. This year, the questions run the gamut. Running back Marcus Lattimore is trying to prove he can return from a gruesome knee injury. Mathieu, a cornerback, and Da’Rick Rogers, a receiver, both were booted off the teams they intended to play for last fall after failing drug tests. Linebacker Alec Ogletree will have to answer for a series of problems that included a suspension for violating team rules early last season, and linebacker Manti Te’o will likely contend with the girlfriend hoax all over again. And those are just the bigname guys. Lee Gordon, a former television anchor, runs a training program for Athletes Performance, whose client list includes Mingo and Lattimore. His advice: Be appealing, believable and accentuate the positive. “We tell them up front that coaching you on this is similar to tackling techniques and the things you do on the field, but you have to be yourself,” Gordon said. “You can’t be fake or people will see right through it.
“What we do is give them a patiently,” Franklin said. chance to see the media and the “Here, you have to be more [team] interviews as a business aggressive and more hands on opportunity.” and let them know you’re going to be the man.” Advice varies All this coaching has made things infinitely more difficult for Obviously, the advice deviates the teams to sort out. greatly from player to player. Over the years, Bill Polian, the For instance, Gordon suggested Lattimore explain to teams architect of four Super Bowl that he will be ready on opening teams in Buffalo and two in Indiaday, if that’s what he truly napolis, grew so wary of these believes, and to provide support- “coached” answers that he changed the way the Colts did ing medical evidence to prove it. Some don’t need as much business. Instead of asking the questions training as others, though everyhimself or having other front one seems to benefit. UCLA running back Jonathan office personnel or coaches conFranklin, another of Gordon’s cli- duct interviews, Polian used a ents, worked as an intern in the psychologist who could immediLos Angeles mayor’s office and ately tell the difference between filmed a teen reality show in honest answers and scripted ones. If the person believed the which he was depicted as a role answers had been programmed, model for inner-city children. Going through this program, the order of the questions changed. Even today, Polian is skeptical though, gave Franklin a different perspective on how to handle that teams will get the answers needed to make the right choices. things in Indy. “I wouldn’t put any stock into “In the mayor’s office, it’s more about helping people and saying the answers they give you. You things to give people hope where know it’s spin. I’m not saying you help them believe things are they’re not being truthful, but you going to happen. Sometimes it have to go through it and figure it takes time. So in the mayor’s out for yourself,” he said when office, you have to speak more asked about the responses from
players with drug issues or criminal allegations in their past. He later added: “It’s not like what most people would think of a job interview. Here you have agents and advisers involved, and the agent’s idea is ‘Let me give you as little information as possible about this kid until the draft.’” Breaking down that information is entirely up to the teams, and that’s not the only thing that has changed about the combine. Over the past decade, NFL officials have moved media interviews from hotel hallways to podiums. Hundreds of reporters are now credentialed to cover the event as opposed to the dozens who used to show up 15 years ago, a scene Te’o might have to contend with this weekend for the first time since the hoax story broke. This year, the league will introduce a new measuring tool — the NFL Player Assessment Test, which has been billed as a complement to the Wonderlic intelligence test. Polian described it as more of a personality test than a psychological examination, but acknowledged most teams have been examining the personality traits of draft hopefuls for years.
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New CBA looms over NBA trade deadline BY JON KRAWCZYNSKI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Trade deadline week used to be the busiest of the NBA season, with team executives making deals at a frenzied pace as buyers tried to load up for a playoff run and sellers tried to unload onerous contracts to give them some flexibility for the next season. Something different appears to be taking place this time around. There’s been plenty of talk, but very little action so far with the deadline looming at noon today. The big moves that were the hallmarks of trade deadlines past could still be coming. But if they don’t, it could be because teams across the league are bracing for a much harsher economic reality starting next season. The “Super Team” era could be over. The new collective bargaining agreement that
was born out of last year’s lockout will impose much stiffer penalties for teams that exceed the salary cap. Teams started bracing for it ever since play resumed on Christmas Day in 2011, and the reckoning is just around the corner. Owners are keeping one eye on the court and the other on their wallets. “Every team is watching what it can do and how it can improve its team in connection with the much higher luxury tax,” Commissioner David Stern said just before last week’s AllStar break. The new CBA may not be responsible just for slowing down the amount of activity around the trade deadline. The total number of players traded in the week leading up to the deadline was 45 in 2010 and 49 in 2011, according to STATS LLC. Last year, that number dipped to 27. Not one player has been
dealt yet this week. When owners and players agreed to a new deal that ended the most recent lockout, the players insisted on not having a hard salary cap — like in the NFL — that teams could not exceed under any circumstance.
Fair for all In the name of leveling the playing field for bigand small-market teams, the owners responded by getting new restrictions put in place to make it as painful as possible for teams who go over the cap to continue doing business that way for any length of time. Under the previous agreement, if a team exceeded the luxury tax level by $4 million, it paid an additional $4 million in tax penalties. If it went over by $14 million, it paid $14 million in penalties. Next season, because of various increases in penalties, that $4 million will cost
a team $6 million. And the team that goes over by $14 million will be hit with a $26.25 million bill. To make matters worse, any team that exceeds the cap “apron” — which is $4 million over the existing luxury tax level — is not allowed to bring in a player in a sign-and-trade deal. That team also will only be able to offer a three-year mid-level exception deal to a free agent rather than the four-year exception that teams under the apron can offer, putting them at a bargaining disadvantage on the open market. And to top it all off, any team that has exceeded the cap in three of the previous four seasons starting in 2014-15 will be subject to “repeater rates,” which increase the penalties even further. “Any well-managed team is going to think about the future consequences of their roster management,”
Impact already seen Many already have been, in markets big and small. The Oklahoma City Thunder traded star guard James Harden to Houston rather than make him the third max-money player on the team and the Memphis Grizzlies dumped leading scorer Rudy Gay and valuable reserve Marreese Speights in separate deals earlier this season to start getting their financial house in order. New Grizzlies owner Robert Pera disputed the notion that sending Gay to Toronto was a salary dump, but also pointed out that teams have to spend their money wisely. “Whether I’m worth a billion dollars or 10 billion dollars, I don’t think throwing money is the way to get a best result,” he said. “You look at the Lakers. They threw together all
these stars and a huge payroll, and it’s not working out so far. “You can’t be cheap, and I don’t think we are cheap.” Before fans in small markets start complaining that the game is still rigged against them, don’t forget that Dallas let Tyson Chandler, the lynchpin of their title team from 2010-11, leave to team up with Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire in New York. Chicago did not match Houston’s offer for up-andcoming center Omer Asik and the Knicks let Jeremy Lin leave for Houston. The Associated Press spoke with three team officials and two agents about the effect the new agreement will have on trades this week, and on roster construction going forward. Several said it could be the end of the teams like the current Miami Heat, where three marquee free agents teamed up to chase titles.
M’s: Trio will represent countries next month CONTINUED FROM B1 a surprise. I’ll just do what I can, and see if I fit. That’s Boston is hoping Mike all I can do.” Napoli can be its regular first baseman, but there are World baseball still roster spots available Before getting too that Carp could fill. worked up over the Seattle The Red Sox signed first Mariners’ preseason prepabaseman Lyle Overbay to a rations, outfielder Michael minor league contract, but Saunders, pitcher Oliver his chance of making the Perez and infielder Alex team may be diminished Liddi are looking forward to with Carp’s arrival. the World Baseball Classic. “You bring guys in here Saunders will play for to win games and to give Canada, Perez for Mexico options, because you never and Liddi for Italy, with all know those unknowns. I three nations competing in think their biggest thing Group D of the opening was playing outfield and round in Arizona from first base,” Overbay said. March 7-10. “I knew all that coming “I’ve worn a Canadian into it, so it’s not that big of jersey since I was 12, up
until the 2008 in the Olympics. I haven’t been able to put one on since,” said Saunders, who watched the 2009 WBC with friends in Arizona while he recovered from shoulder surgery. “I’m really looking forward to it. I’m excited, I’m honored and it’s always a very proud moment when you get to wear your country’s name across your chest.” Perez, who is from Culiacan, will be pitching in his third WBC. Family and friends will either come to see him in Arizona or watch on TV. “It’s your country, right? You have the duty to report to them and put on the uni-
Morse: Back in Seattle CONTINUED FROM B1 plenty of the kinds of longballs he’s hit at spring “A lot of guys wouldn’t training in batting practice. “I was in the same spot get an opportunity to come back to the team they in D.C., I was batting fourth started out with. I guess I’m or fifth,” Morse said. “I’m comfortable there one of the fortunate ones,” and I’m happy to come back he said. here and do the same thing.” “I went away, found Comfortable, to say the myself, came back, now I’m least. ready to help this team and Morse is gregarious with this organization become a teammates in the clubhouse championship ball club.” and tweeted out a photo of Morse figures to bat in himself wearing a T-shirt the middle of the Mariners that reads “I (heart) Japaorder and hopes to unleash nese Pitching.”
“From what I can see early on here, he cares about his teammates and he is a good teammate,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. “He enjoys the game and has fun playing the game but yet when it’s time to work, he works. It’s serious to him. “He’s experienced a lot in a short period of time, for a guy that’s five years into his big-league career. All that bodes well for him and for us.”
Doping: Won’t testify CONTINUED FROM B1 with USADA, Armstrong still faces several legal chalTygart has accused Arm- lenges. Armstrong was the substrong of lying in portions of that interview, most notably ject of a two-year federal Armstrong’s claim that he grand jury investigation raced clean when he came that was dropped a year ago out of retirement in 2009- without an indictment, but 2010. the Department of Justice USADA’s report says is still considering whether blood evidence shows Arm- to join a federal whistlestrong cheated during his blower lawsuit filed by forcomeback. mer Armstrong teammate USADA also wants to Floyd Landis. question Armstrong under Armstrong also has been oath about whether cycling sued by a Dallas-based SCA officials helped him cover Promotions to recover more up positive drug tests dur- than $12 million in bonuses. ing his career, charges he And he has been sued by continues to deny. The Sunday Times in LonBeyond his problems don to recover a libel judg-
ment that the cyclist won against the paper. Armstrong’s latest decision means he won’t risk the legal exposure a sworn interview with USADA might create for those cases or new ones yet to come. The possibility of reducing his ban likely carried little incentive for the 41-year-old Armstrong, who had moved his athletic career into running and competing in triathlons. Under international anti-doping rules, Armstrong’s lifetime ban could only be reduced to eight years, by which time Armstrong will be nearly 50 years old.
Horton: Auction Friday CONTINUED FROM B1 chase of spirits, wine, beer and soft drinks. Coffee and The event kicks off with bottled water will be provided. a silent auction at 5 p.m., The main event, a live which features a wide auction, is scheduled to assortment of sports merchandise, and runs through start after dinner, at about 7 p.m. the evening. Live auction items Dinner will be served include fishing trips with from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., renowned guides on North and will consist of the Olympic Peninsula rivers usual spaghetti dinner for salmon and steelhead; with red or clam sauce, charter boat trips for garlic bread and tossed salmon, halibut and bottom salad. fish out of Pacific Ocean There will also be a “no host” cash bar for the purports and the Strait; and
saltwater trips offered by club members departing out of Port Angeles, Sequim or Sekiu for salmon or halibut. For more information or to confirm attendance or reservations, phone 360461-6060.
________ Outdoors columnist Lee Horton appears here Thursdays and Fridays. He can be reached at 360452-2345, ext. 5152 or at lhorton@ peninsuladailynews.com.
form, and it’s a lot of pride playing for the country of my birth,” Perez said. “It’s a beautiful thing when you hear your national anthem in another country.” The 24-year-old Liddi was 3 for 8 with two RBIs in the 2009 WBC. When he homered against Cleveland in 2011, he became the first player born in Italy to go deep in the major leagues since Detroit’s Reno Bertoia in 1961. “Every guy has more experience so it should be better, and we know what to expect this time,” Liddi said. Saunders and Liddi both
agreed to one-year contracts with the Mariners earlier this week, along with right-handed pitchers Carter Capps and Brandon Maurer. NOTES: World Baseball Classic Team USA manager Joe Torre stopped by Mariners camp earlier this week and spoke with Wedge and other coaches. “Joe’s always been great with me,” Wedge said. “He’s always been very giving with his time, especially when I was a 34-year-old manager coming in.” ■ RHP Felix Hernandez threw his first bullpen session of spring training and made 33 pitches. Manager Eric Wedge
said Hernandez threw mainly fastballs and changeups, and said he isn’t worried about any injuries. ■ Hernandez received a special gift from teammate Franklin Gutierrez, a bedazzled rendering of Hernandez’s celebration of his perfect game last season. ■ Wednesday’s outdoor workout was washed out by rain. ■ RHP Hector Noesi is to start for Seattle on Friday’s annual charity game against complex partner San Diego. RHP Blake Beavan is the scheduled starter Saturday and RHP Erasmo Ramirez on Sunday, also against the Padres.
Snow halts opening round at Match Play THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MARANA, Ariz. — The best 64 golfers in the world got together for the first time this season and a snow fight broke out. In the most bizarre episode of a PGA Tour season already filled with wacky weather, the opening round of the Match Play Championship lasted only 3½ hours Wednesday until it was suspended by a winter storm that covered Dove Mountain with nearly 2 inches of snow. Rickie Fowler wasn’t firing at flags. He was slinging snowballs. There was no “snowman” on anyone’s scorecard — golf slang for an 8 — but there was one built on a green at the practice range. “I’ve never actually played golf to the point where we’ve actually stopped for snow, which is kind of crazy,” said Jason Day of Australia, who was 6 up through 10 holes over Zach Johnson. “A little crazy for it to snow in the desert, as well. But that’s just how it is. Mother Nature can do whatever she wants.” Ten matches had not even started when players were called off the course as slush was starting to form on the greens. Two hours later, there was a blanket of snow as temperatures dipped as low as 33 degrees. The rest of the day was called off. “I’ve seen snow on the course when I was a kid, but nothing like that on any of the tours,” said Rory McIlroy, whose match, along with Tiger Woods’, was among those that never got started. Sergio Garcia, in the leadoff match, had just holed a 10-foot par putt to win the 15th hole and go 2 up over Thongchai Jaidee when play was suspended. The opening round was to resume at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, and the second round would start sometime that afternoon. The 64-man field is cut in half after each round, and with sunshine in the forecast the rest of the week, it should not be difficult to get caught up. So much for a tour that follows the sun. Ian Poulter’s only other tournament this year was on Maui for the Tournament of Champions, where it took four days just to get started because of high wind, and then the 54-hole event was over 29 hours after it started. And now this. “I can’t believe it. When have we ever seen that?” he said, taking off his rain gear in front of his locker. “The two events I’ve attempted to play this year have been three days of 50 mph wind and 2 inches of snow in an hour. It’s absolutely, flippin’ unbelievable.” What does that say for the rest of the year? “Can’t get worse,” he said. “Just incredible. Bizarre. Have you ever seen it? Especially where we are.” Maybe he should consider himself lucky. At least he didn’t play Torrey Pines, where fog wiped out an entire round Saturday and Woods had to wait until Monday afternoon to polish off his 75th career win. There were frost delays in the opening rounds of Phoenix earlier this month. But snow? “I remember one year in Vegas in a collegiate tournament it was sleeting,” said Webb Simpson, who played one shot. “We all charged toboggans to our coach in the pro shop and he wasn’t too happy about it. This is crazy weather. But we’ve got a great forecast for the weekend, so hopefully, it will melt
tonight.” Poulter was cold from the start, rubbing his hands together in the morning chill of high desert — about 2,800 feet above sea level — and he jumped in place to keep warm. He built a 3-up lead over Stephen Gallacher through 12 holes. In only a short amount of time for golf, there was some impressive play considering the conditions. Bo Van Pelt, who took three shots to get out of a bunker early in his match against John Senden, won six straight holes — only two of them with birdies — to build a 5-up lead through 12. Matt Kuchar was 3 up over Hiroyuki Fujita through 14 holes, while defending champion Hunter Mahan was 4 up at the turn over Matteo Manassero. “We knew this was coming, so I think we were all somewhat prepared for the cold and everything,” Mahan said. “We also didn’t think we were actually high enough to get snow, and get this amount. We go sleet and ice, and you can’t putt or hit shots with ice coming at you.” The best competition might have come after play ended. Fowler wound up and fired snowballs from the parking lots. The caddies spent an hour having a snowball fight, though most of the players stayed inside. That included Carl Pettersson, a guy who tries to see the glass half-full. With it being this cold, the Swede said, “This is one time I have the advantage of being fat.” With delays like this, he might have company. “It seems like every rain delay — or snow delay — that we have, you just seem to sit there and eat dessert,” Day said. “And there’s a bunch of yummy chocolates in there.”
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Boeingâ€™s new contract splits two union groups Manufacturer also deals with battery woes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE â€” Boeing Co.â€™s engineers have accepted a new four-year contract, while technical workers rejected their offer and voted to authorize a future strike. The union representing both groups recommended rejecting the contract because it would not provide pensions to new employees, whoâ€™d get a 401(k) retirement plan instead. The union called that unacceptable, but the Chicago-based aerospace company said the change was important to its future. The vote tallied late Tuesday came as the company tries to solve battery problems that have grounded its 787s. The engineers and technical workers in the union work on plans for new planes and solve problems that arise on the factory floor. The two units bargain at the same time, but their contracts are separate and independent, the union noted. While a strike by the technical workers is not imminent, the vote means the negotiating team can call one at any time, said Bill Dugovich, spokesman for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace. The engineersâ€™ vote means those 15,500 employees have a new contract in place, Dugovich said. Union negotiators hope to resume contract talks soon on behalf of the 7,400 technical workers, he said. Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner said in a statement that the company was pleased with the engineersâ€™ vote but
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Dennis Davaz, a Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace union member, left, reacts Tuesday in Tukwila on learning Boeingâ€™s technical professionals authorized a strike. â€œdeeply disappointedâ€? in the technical workersâ€™ rejection of what he called the companyâ€™s â€œbest and finalâ€? offer. â€œThe realities of the market require us to make changes,â€? Conner said in his statement. â€œThatâ€™s why our proposal to move future hires to an enhanced 401(k)style retirement plan is so important.â€? Boeing spokesman Doug Alder noted Connerâ€™s statement about the 401(k) transition for future hires. â€œThat remains our position,â€? Alder said.
Inslee states his concern Gov. Jay Inslee said heâ€™s concerned about the split vote and spoke to union and Boeing representatives, urging them to resume negotiations. â€œWe cannot overstate the importance of the aerospace industry to the economy of Washington,â€? he said. â€œThere are more than 131,000
employees in aerospace-related companies working across the state, the vast majority of which are directly reliant on the Boeing Co.â€? Union members rejected one contract offer in October. The previous contract expired in November. SPEEA went on strike for 40 days in 2000. Meanwhile, a probe into the overheating of a lithium ion battery in an All Nippon Airways Boeing 787, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner, that made an emergency landing found it was improperly wired, Japanâ€™s Transport Ministry said Wednesday. The report said the battery for the aircraftâ€™s auxiliary power unit was incorrectly connected to the main battery that overheated. Conner is expected to propose a temporary fix in a Friday meeting with Michael Huerta, head of the Federal Aviation Administration.
$ Briefly . . . PT retailers sought for coupon book PORT TOWNSEND â€” The Main Street Programâ€™s Promotion Committee seeks historic district merchants to encourage visitors to shop, dine and stay in Port Townsend by participating in a new â€œWelcome to Port Townsendâ€? coupon book. The coupons will be distributed to groups at the Northwest Maritime Center, cruise ship guests, hotel guests, the Port Townsend Visitor Information Center, workshop groups and car clubs. The deadline to participate is Thursday, Feb. 28. Cost is $40 for Main Street members and $45 for nonmembers. An initial run of 5,000 books will be produced. For more information, phone the Port Townsend Main Street office at 360385-7911 or visit www. ptmainstreet.org and click on the coupon book tab.
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Gold and silver Gold futures for April delivery fell $26.60, or 1.6 percent, to settle at $1,578 an ounce on Wednesday. Silver for March delivery fell 80 cents, or 2.7 percent, to end at $28.62 an ounce. Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press
Office Depot to acquire OfficeMax in stock deal THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK â€” Office Depot and OfficeMax are being collated. The retailers said Wednesday they have agreed to combine in an allstock deal that is worth about $1.2 billion. It would transform the office-supply retail sector, helping the No. 2 and No. 3 chains compete against industry behemoth Staples.
The first move toward consolidation in an industry bloated with stores reflects the changing retail landscape as â€œbig boxâ€? stores have become outmoded and more people shop online.
Called positive for both Liang Feng, a Morningstar analyst, said the combination would be positive for the companies. But he said it might not
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