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ÂżNo habla espaĂąol? Call Border Patrol Critics say English-speaking law officers do that too much BY MANUEL VALDES THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
It has become a common practice among local law enforcement agencies in many counties around Washington state: If a person is pulled over and can only speak Spanish, call the U.S. Border Patrol. Except, immigrant right advocates argue, Border Patrol agents donâ€™t just provide interpretation. They often question individuals and arrest people who they find are illegally in the country. â€œThis is a discriminatory prac-
tice because it means only certain members of the community are targeted for immigration enforcement: those perceived to be Spanish speakers,â€? said Jorge Baron, executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, based in Seattle. Last week, Baronâ€™s legal aid organization sent a letter to the Department of Justice and Homeland Security outlining these and other concerns they say violate the Civil Rights Act. The letter outlines six cases, ranging from Forks to Spokane. In all, Border Patrol agents
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were called in to interpret, and now people in those incidents are facing deportation. In their package, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project included a dashboard camera video where a Border Patrol agent is purportedly heard using a derogatory term for illegal immigrants.
Target illegal immigrants But Shawn P. Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, said Border Patrol agents donâ€™t target specific types of people, except those violating the nationâ€™s immigration laws. â€œWe arrest people from all over the world, not just from Mexico,â€? he said. TURN
Forks resident figures in rights groupâ€™s complaint BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
A Forks woman who was with Benjamin Roldan Salinas on May 14, 2011, before his fatal flight from Border Patrol agents was among six people whose interactions with the Border Patrol were cited in a complaint filed last week with the federal government. Roldan Salinasâ€™ body was found June 5, 2011, in the Sol Duc River 3 miles east of Sappho and about 4 miles downstream from where he fled the traffic stop. The complaint filed by the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project focuses on traffic stops that involved translation assistance that was requested of the Border Patrol by various law enforcement officers. TURN TO COMPLAINT/A6
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Group will drop â€˜willing-sellerâ€™ clause BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” In a major concession to the forest industry, the Wild Olympics Campaign is accepting the elimination of a â€œwilling-buyer, willing-sellerâ€? provision of a land and scenic preservation plan â€” originally generated by the group â€” that would have allowed privately owned land to be absorbed into Olympic National Park, group organizer Connie Gallant of Quilcene said. â€œIt is a big deal,â€? Gallant said of the proposal by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Bothell, and U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, a Belfair Democrat whose 6th Congressional District includes Clallam and Jefferson counties. TURN
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Richard Walch of Blyn pins a dollar on a wall of Fat Smittyâ€™s cafe in Discovery Bay last week, helping to re-establish a tradition that garnered $10,316 for charity when the walls were stripped last winter.
Thousands gleaned from walls now in the hands of charities clean sweep and help favorite charities, more customers have put up bills, and areas of the walls are completely covered DISCOVERY BAY â€” The money again. taken off the walls of Fat Smittyâ€™s cafe in The tradition began in the 1980s when January was cleared by the Federal a traveling salesman wrote his name on a Reserve in April and will now be distribsingle dollar bill and posted it on the wall. uted to two charities. Since then, visitors have scrawled â€œThey credited the whole amount,â€? said their names or messages on bills until the manager Casey Carson. restaurant resembled a greenback rain â€œWe werenâ€™t sure because some of the forest. bills were in pretty bad shape.â€? Of the $10,316 taken off the walls of Messages, doodles vary the restaurant on U.S. Highway 101 at The decorations vary, from personal the intersection with state Highway 20 messages to artistic statements or simple outside Port Townsend â€” money on the ink spots that make George Washington ceiling was left in place â€” mostly in $1 look like Bozo the Clown. bills, $7,000 will be donated to the Boy The intention was always to donate Scouts and the remainder given to St. the money to charity. Judeâ€™s Hospital. In January, Schmidt decided it was In the months since January, when time to share the wallâ€™s wealth. owner Carl Schmidt decided to make a BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Dylan McKeown, 8, and his sister, Madison, 7, both of Sequim, make bales of hay with a miniature baler at a booth set up by the Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club on Saturday. It was Kids Day and Family Picnic, which helped kick off the 2012 Sequim Irrigation Festival, which continues next weekend.
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The money is all negotiable as long as one serial number can be read in full and another in part, said Kitsap Bank Port Townsend branch general manager Dominic Svornich. Money that is damaged is credited to the depositorâ€™s account and then shipped to the Federal Reserve, where it is destroyed, Svornich said. There is a hold period â€” in this case, nearly three months â€” where the funds are not available until the Federal Reserve makes its determination. After the money was pulled off the walls, it was taken to Kitsap Bankâ€™s Sequim branch, where the restaurant has its accounts. It took two people more than two hours to count the bills, which was done with a combination of a machine and by hand. TURN TO DOLLARS/A6
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Octomom at crossroads, going broke FROM MIRACLE MOM to Octomom and now, perhaps soon, Homeless Mom, the bizarre life of Nadya Suleman and her 14 children has been a subject that rarely fails to hit a nerve among those who have followed her personal soap opera. With Suleman on the verge of losing her home and declaring bankruptcy last week with total Suleman debts as high as $1 million to everyone from her parents to her baby-sitters to the water company, the Octomom Odyssey seems headed for
darker days. Beyond the fascination with her public foibles, such as posing topless in an obscure British magazine and talk of a solo porn film, is the very real concern about the welfare of her octuplets and six older children — all borne from her zeal for in vitro fertilization. Three of her six older children have disabilities for which she receives government financial support, Suleman has said. One is autistic, another has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the third a speech impediment. The older children range in age from 5 to 10. Soon, they could all be out of a home. The house where they have lived the past two years in the suburbs of Los Angeles is going on the auction block Monday One thing that keeps driving interest in her is whether authorities should step in and take
Kardashian divorce Kim Kardashian’s attorney told a judge Friday that the reality star wants her divorce from Kris Humphries to move forward but that the case has been slowed by the NBA player’s hurt feelings and his desire for an annulment. Humphries’ attorneys said they needed more time to gather information to decide whether to Kardashian pursue allegations that the couple’s 72-day marriage was a fraud. Proving the allegations would likely require a trial, which Kardashian’s attorney Laura Wasser said could prove costly to her estranged husband.
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ADAM YAUCH, 47, a rapper and founder of the pioneering and multimillion-selling hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died Friday in Manhattan, N.Y. His mother, Frances Yauch, confirmed his death. He had been treated for cancer of the Mr. Yauch salivary in 2009 gland for the last three years. With a scratchy voice that grew scratchier through the years, Mr. Yauch rapped as MCA in the Beastie Boys, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year. They offered many listeners in the 1980s their first exposure to hip-hop. They were vanguard white rappers who helped extend the art of sampling and gained the respect of their African-American peers. While many hip-hop careers are brief, the Beastie Boys appealed not only to the fans they reached in the 1980s but to successive generations, making million-selling albums into the 2000s. They grew up without losing their sense of humor or their ear for a party beat. Mr. Yauch was a major factor in the Beastie Boys’
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_________ ROY PADAYACHIE, 62, a South African Cabinet minister, died while attending an African Union meeting in Ethiopia, South Africa’s president said Saturday. In a statement, President Jacob Zuma did not give a cause of death for Mr. Padayachie, who died Friday in the Ethiopian capital, where the AU is headquartered. Mr. Padayachie had been moved from minister of communications to minister for public service and administration in October in a Cabinet shuffle that became necessary after other ministers were caught up in corruption scandals.
_________ CHARLES HIGHAM, 81, a prolific celebrity biographer whose books drew vast attention for their memorably vast claims (Errol Flynn was a Nazi spy, Howard Hughes played a central role in Watergate), died April 21 at his home in
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A former flying companion of Charles Lindbergh addressed separate assemblies at Roosevelt and Sequim high schools on the growing field of aviation. “Not only are there opportunities in the more romantic duties of actual piloting of planes, but there are also plenty of opportunities in the business, traffic, mechanical and other branches of the aviation industry,” Russell Owen told the Roosevelt gathering in Port Angeles. Owen is on the North Olympic Peninsula as part of a party to greet the arrival at Clallam County Airport of “The Voice of Washington,” a new, 3-motor Boeing plane that will be christened by Gov. Clarence Martin in Olympia before flying to Port Angeles.
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ing areas. The proposed site, named Klahanie, or “out of doors,” is on the banks of the south fork of the Calawah River near Calawah Work Center, 5 miles east of Forks.
1987 (25 years ago) The state Legislature is poised to provide up to $800,000 for the purchase of the 51-mile Milwaukee Road rail corridor between Port Angeles and Port Townsend. The purchase would be made by the state Department of Natural Resources for recreation, transportation and utility purposes, according to a budget appropriation approved in late April by the state House of Representatives. There is still no guarantee that the rail line’s owner, CMC Inc. of Chicago, will sell the corridor to the state.
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■ Ranger Greg Marsh will lead two-hour hikes to Sol Duc Falls at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, with hikers meeting at the trailhead. A story published Friday on the 100th anniversary of the first resort at Sol Duc Hot Springs erroneously said the ranger-led hikes would be Saturday. See story on Page A5 today. ■ The Waldrips of Crescent High School cleaned up at the recent North Olympic League track and field championships. Matthew Waldrip won the 110meter hurdles and the 300 hurdles, while his brother, Martin, captured the 1,600 and 3,200 runs. Martin Waldrip’s name was erroneously omitted from a report Friday on Page B8.
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TODAY IS SUNDAY, May 6, the 127th day of 2012. There are 239 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On May 6, 1937, the hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 35 of the 97 people on board and a Navy crewman on the ground. On this date: ■ In 1861, Confederate President Jefferson Davis approved an act passed by the Confederate Congress recognizing that a state of war existed with the United States of America. ■ In 1862, author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau died in Concord, Mass., at age 44.
■ In 1910, Britain’s Edwardian era came to an end upon the death of King Edward VII; he was succeeded by George V. ■ In 1932, French President Paul Doumer was assassinated in Paris by Paul Gorguloff, who was executed the following September. ■ In 1941, Josef Stalin assumed the Soviet premiership, replacing Vyacheslav M. Molotov. ■ In 1954, medical student Roger Bannister broke the fourminute mile during a track meet in Oxford, England, in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds. ■ In 1962, in the first test of its kind, the submerged submarine USS Ethan Allen fired a Polaris missile armed with a nuclear war-
head that detonated above the Pacific Ocean. ■ In 1987, CIA Director William J. Casey died at age 74. ■ In 1992, former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev delivered a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., where Winston Churchill had spoken of the “Iron Curtain”; Gorbachev said the world was still divided, between North and South, rich and poor. ■ In 1996, the body of former CIA Director William E. Colby was found washed up on a southern Maryland riverbank, eight days after he’d disappeared. ■ In 2006, Lillian Gertrud Asplund, the last American survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, as
well as the last survivor with actual memories of the disaster (she was 5 years old at the time), died in Shrewsbury, Mass., at age 99. ■ Ten years ago: Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed after 19 months of house arrest. ■ Five years ago: Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy won the French presidency by a comfortable margin over socialist opponent Segolene Royal. ■ One year ago: Brimming with pride, President Barack Obama met with the U.S. commandos he’d sent after terror mastermind Osama bin Laden during a visit to Fort Campbell, Ky.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Obama scores Romney during campaign stops COLUMBUS, Ohio — Plunging into his campaign for a new term, President Barack Obama tore into Mitt Romney on Saturday as eager to “rubber stamp” a conservative Republican congressional agenda to cut taxes for the rich, reduce spending on education and Medicare, and enhance power that big banks and insurers hold over consumers. Romney and his “friends in Congress think the same bad ideas will lead to a different result, or Obama they’re just hoping you won’t remember what happened the last time you tried it their way,” the president told thousands of cheering partisans at what aides insisted was his first full-fledged political rally of the election year. The president’s campaign chose Ohio State University, the biggest college campus in a perennial swing state, and Virginia Commonwealth University for the back-to-back rallies.
Romney strategy WASHINGTON — He will need independents in November, but Mitt Romney isn’t abandoning his “severely conserva-
tive” record. On some days, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is both a social conservative and social Romney moderate, a right-wing conspiracy theorist and promoter of political compromise. Romney spoke out against China’s “one-child policy” on Friday in an apparent nod to social conservatives on Fox News. But later in the same interview, he defended his decision to hire an openly gay staffer who ultimately quit under pressure from social conservatives. Romney met privately Friday with former foe Rick Santorum, who has indicated he will ultimately endorse Romney but has yet to formally do so.
Guest lineups for today’s TV news shows: ■ ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; David Axelrod, adviser to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. ■ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. ■ CBS’s “Face the Nation” — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt. ■ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Gingrich; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va.; former Gov. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio. ■ “Fox News Sunday” — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
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TOKYO — Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the switching off of the last of their nation’s 50 nuclear reactors Saturday, waving banners shaped as giant fish that have PARIS — Voters in France’s become a potent anti-nuclear overseas territories began castsymbol. ing ballots for Nicolas Sarkozy Japan was without electricity or Francois Hollande on Saturfrom nuclear power for the first day in a presidential election time in four decades when the that could affect everything from Europe’s efforts to fight its reactor at Tomari nuclear plant on the northern island of Hokdebt crisis to how long French kaido went offline for mandatroops stay in Afghanistan. The final polls show Sarkozy tory routine maintenance. After last year’s March 11 making up ground on his Socialquake and tsunami set off meltist challenger before today’s downs at the Fukushima Daielection in France — but still ichi plant, no reactor halted for suggest a Hollande victory. Campaigning and the release checkups has been restarted amid public worries about the of poll data have been sussafety of nuclear technology. pended until the results of the run-off election come in this evening. Car wash bombed
14 die in fire in Peru LIMA, Peru — A fire has swept through a rehabilitation center for addicts, and officials say at least 14 people are dead. Local health director Pablo Cespedes said officials are not sure what set off Saturday’s predawn blaze at the Sacred Heart of Jesus clinic in Chosica, about 19 miles east of Lima. But he said they have found 14 bodies. Fire chief Fernando Campos said rescue efforts were complicated by locked doors and barred windows.
BEIRUT — A bomb struck a car wash Saturday in Aleppo, Syria, killing at least five people, a day after government troops opened fire to break up large protests against a violent university raid in Syria’s largest city. Aleppo, an important economic hub, has largely stayed out of the revolt against President Bashar Assad that erupted nearly 14 months ago, but the raid on Aleppo University that killed four students earlier in the week has swelled the crowds of protesters. The Associated Press
Retired Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, right, talks with USS Hornet volunteer Roger Felton as they examine a historical photograph during a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Tokyo attack by the Doolittle Raiders aboard the decommissioned aircraft carrier in Alameda, Calif., on Saturday. Survivors of the daring World War II aerial bombing of Japan gathered on the carrier for the commemoration. The 1942 attack, led by aviator Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, who died in 1993, was credited with lifting the nation’s spirits after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
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9/11 defendants snub jurist, resist at tribunal Arraignment thwarted by disobedience BY BEN FOX THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks repeatedly declined to answer a jurist’s questions Saturday. His co-defendants knelt in prayer in what appeared to be a concerted protest against the military proceedings. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men appeared for the first time in more than three
years for arraignment at a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, charged with 2,976 counts of murder for the 2001 attacks. The hear- Mohammed ing quickly bogged down before they could be arraigned. The men took off the earphones that provide Arabic translations and refused to answer any questions from the judge, Army Col. James Pohl, dramatically slowing a hearing that is heavy on military legal procedure. At one point, two defendants got up and prayed alongside their defense tables under the watchful
eyes of troops arrayed along the sides of the high-security courtroom on the U.S. base in Cuba. Prisoner Walid bin Attash was put in a restraint chair for unspecified reasons and then removed from it after he agreed to behave. Lawyers for all defendants complained that the prisoners were prevented from wearing the civilian clothes of their choice. Mohammed wore a white turban in court; his flowing beard, which had appeared to be graying in earlier hearings and photos, was streaked with red henna. Mohammed’s civilian lawyer, David Nevin, said he believed Mohammed was not responding because he believes the tribunal is unfair. No further explanation was given.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Crab fisherman Mark Anello noticed something odd near his boat off the Northern California coast: Three buoys floating nearby were moving. Motoring closer, he saw a gray whale tangled in a large fishing line. It was the same whale, officials determined later, that was first spotted hundreds of miles south off the Orange County coast April 17, dragging several buoys attached to a net. At that time, rescuers attempted to free the marine mammal, but it disappeared.
It was spotted about a week later still entangled off the coast of Monterey County. On Thursday, Anello was out on his 48-foot wooden crab boat 3½ miles off Bodega Bay, about 67 miles north of San Francisco.
Tense moments As Anello, a fourth-generation fisherman, and two others on his boat Point Ommaney moved closer, they found the orange and white buoys connected to the whale that measured close to the length of his vessel, said Tony Anello, Mark’s father. “They come up slowly along-
side the whale, and the whale started fighting at first,” the elder Anello said. “Then the whale decided to calm down.” Using 12-foot bamboo poles with hooks on the end, Mark Anello and his crew spent 90 minutes freeing the 40-ton mammal, which had been nicknamed June by rescuers who had earlier tried to free it. Once the creature was free from the ropes, nets and buoys, it took a lap around the vessel. “The whale circled the boat, surfaced and took off,” Tony Anello said. “It was like it was saying thank you.”
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World: Flamboyant London mayor returned by voters
TWO AMERICANS DETAINED and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago married Saturday in the San Francisco Bay area. The private wedding ceremony for Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd was at an undisclosed location. Bauer, Shourd and Josh Fattal, all University of California, Berkeley, graduates, were arrested July 31, 2009, and held in Iran. Bauer and Fattal were sentenced to eight years after being convicted on spy-related charges but were released after more than two years. Shourd was released after 14 months on bail.
AUTHORITIES IN KENTUCKY are making use of old school buses that are being turned into ambulances. Each one can carry up to 18 patients, which officials say will be of great help in case of a major accident or disaster. The Kentucky Hospital Association is helping with the conversions through a grant program. Counties must buy the buses, but the association will help pay to convert them into ambulances. Maj. Randy Harris with Mercy Regional Emergency Medical Service said he envisions the ambulance bus to aid in large-scale evacuations or in wrecks that involve many people.
THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed. The National Park Service said the Colorado blue spruce died of “transplant shock.” It came from a tree farm in New Jersey last year and was planted on the Ellipse just south of the White House in March 2011. The tree replaced a tree that had stood on the Ellipse since 1978 but was destroyed by high winds in February 2011. Workers removed the dead tree Saturday. The National Park Service said it already has identified a Colorado blue spruce to replace the tree.
LONDON’S COMIC AND outspoken Mayor Boris Johnson won re-election, triumphing in a closer-thanexpected vote to secure a second term and his status as the unpredictable host of the 2012 Olympics. Johnson’s victory, in election results confirmed late Friday, was a bright spot on a rough day for his colleagues in Prime Minister David Cameron’s governing Conservative Party, which took a drubbing in local elections. In Scotland, the separatist Scottish National Party made local gains before an expected 2014 referendum on independence from the U.K. It won control of Glasgow’s council, a key target.
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Woody Johnson of Beaver polishes the headlight of his 2003 Mustang Mach 1 in preparation for a classic car cruise Saturday in Port Angeles. The cruise served as a lead-in for the annual Show â€™nâ€™ Shine car show hosted by the North Olympic Mustangs car club. Registration for todayâ€™s show at The Gateway transit center in downtown Port Angeles begins at 9 a.m., with prizes awarded at 3 p.m.
WSU tuition up 16% BY DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE â€” People celebrated last month when the Legislature said it wouldnâ€™t have to make college any more expensive in Washington state, but many forgot lawmakers already had put plans in place for a double-digit tuition increase next school year. Washington State Universityâ€™s board of regents posted a timely reminder Friday, when it voted to raise tuition 16 percent for the second year in a row. That increase of $1,500 will make WSU tuition $10,874 for in-state undergraduates next school year. With mandatory fees added in, the bill will come to about $11,735. Tuition at WSU covers a full course load of up to 18 credits per semester. The University of Washington is set to vote on a 16
percent increase in June after raising tuition 20 percent last year. A 16 percent hike, which translates to $1,564, would make in-state tuition $11,305 for the 2012-2013 school year. With mandatory fees, students will pay $12,385. Tuition at UW covers a full course load of up to 18 credits per quarter. Western, Eastern and Central Washington universities, and The Evergreen State College all made twoyear tuition decisions last summer after the Legislature decided to put tuition increases of up to 16 percent into the stateâ€™s two-year budget. This yearâ€™s Legislature decided not to increase that figure, but lawmakers also didnâ€™t make it disappear. In-state tuition at Evergreen and Central will go up 14 percent this fall. Tuition at Eastern is going up 11 percent.
Western will have a second year of 16 percent tuition hikes. The Legislature put double-digit college tuition hikes into the state budget to help make up for another two years of decreases in state dollars going to state universities. Lawmakers also put more money into financial aid and set up a new fund to encourage corporations to support student scholarships through the Washington Opportunity Scholarship program. EWU President Rodolfo Arevalo said Friday he hopes the positive economic news heâ€™s been hearing lately will result in a better financial picture before the Legislature writes the state budget for the 2013-2015 biennium. Arevalo predicted the next tuition increases at Eastern would fall to single digits, hopefully not more than 6 percent.
PORT ANGELES â€” Two parents charged with abducting their two young children from their Sequimarea grandmother April 27 appeared separately in Clallam County Superior Court on Friday. The mother, Robin D. Sather, 30, pleaded not guilty to two charges of felony first-degree custodial interference at her arraignment. She was granted release on personal recognizance by Judge George L. Wood. The arraignment for the father, Paul V. Brawner Jr., 27, was reset to 9 a.m. Friday after Wood granted a motion by Brawnerâ€™s attorney, John Hayden of Clallam Public Defender, that Brawner should be appointed another attorney because Hayden is representing Sather. Wood appointed Port Angeles lawyer Karen Unger to represent Brawner. Brawner was ordered by Wood to remain in the Clallam County jail on $10,000 bail, also on two charges of felony first-
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were visiting their 14-month-old and 4-yearold children, who had been placed in their grandmotherâ€™s custody by state Child Protective Services. The couple were in a verbal argument with the grandmother when each parent grabbed a child, got into their car and left the premises.
Grandmom dials 9-1-1 After the grandmother called 9-1-1, a sheriffâ€™s deputy stopped the car at 3:07 p.m. Neither child was in a child seat, said deputies, who added that Brawner â€œwas very uncooperative and declined to give a verbal statement.â€? Sather told a deputy they took the children because they were going to Port Angeles to visit a lawyer â€œto do something about the CPS issueâ€? but could not provide information about the lawyer, according to the report.
________ An arrest report filed in court records gives this Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb account: can be reached at 360-452-2345, At about 2:40 p.m. April ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ 27, Sather and Brawner peninsuladailynews.com.
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degree custodial interference. Each charge is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. A hearing to set Satherâ€™s trial date will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Superior Court, the same morning Brawner will be arraigned. The two were arrested about 25 minutes after the alleged abduction and the children retrieved unharmed, according to the Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Office. Authorities have said the couple are transients and were living in their car. In releasing Sather, Wood cited her lack of criminal history. Sather also told Wood that she will stay at a hotel temporarily and is in the process of getting housing at Serenity House of Clallam County. â€œSo I have a place to live,â€? she told Wood.
The closures will allow repair of the western drawspan of the floating bridge, said Kevin Dayton, state Department of Transportation regional administrator. The repair schedule allows for only three 15-minute intervals in which motor vehicles will be allowed to cross the bridge during each sevenhour nightly closure. The idea is to allow backed-up traffic to â€œflush through every two hours or so,â€? said Kevin Dayton, state Department of Transportation regional administrator. The work is weatherdependent and will carry over for more nights if necessary, he said. Although the eastern half of the floating bridge was replaced in 2009, the
30-year-old western half is showing signs of wear in key components of its drawspan, Dayton said. Divots in the 11/2-inchthick steel plates running the length of the drawspan make it difficult to open the western half of the bridge. The plates protect the pontoonâ€™s concrete from 4-foot-diameter steel rollers, which guide the drawspan as it opens and closes. The repairs, which must be made with the drawspan open, involve welding low spots in the guide-roller rails, Dayton said. Real-time information about the Hood Canal Bridge or any state highway is available by phoning 5-1-1, signing up for email/ text alerts via www.wsdot. com or visiting www.wsdot. com/traffic.
Andy Palmer Memorial Scholarship Andyâ€™s scholarship has been established to recognize the personal characteristics of kindness, loyalty, integrity and humility. Andyâ€™s life was full of friends who treasure the special way he touched their hearts and their lives and his life is commemorated by this scholarship. The award will be made to a graduate who has consistently exemplified the personal characteristics as practiced by Andy Palmer during his life and his efforts at encouraging a culture of kindness. The recipient will be selected through a letter of nomination process. The letters should not only specify the characteristics that make the candidate deserving of the award but also cite specific examples of how the student has consistently demonstrated an effort to create and support a culture of kindness, loyalty , integrity and humility at school and in the community. Letters should be succinct but adequately describe the candidateâ€™s qualifications. Any non-related individual such as school faculty or support staff member, employer, scoutmaster, neighbor, or other community person may submit a nomination. The Recipient must be planning to enroll in a post high school education or training program. Two scholarships will be awarded; one for a student in the Port Angeles School District and one from the Port Townsend District.
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NOMINATION DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 Please submit completed nominations to: Counselorâ€™s Office Port Townsend High School 1500 Van Ness St. Port Townsend, WA 98368 or Counselorâ€™s Office Port Angeles High School 304 E Park Ave Port Angeles, WA 98362 2011 Scholarship Recipients PA - CJ Urnes PT - Ashlee Nollette
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Pam Kerwin of Port Angeles looks at a table filled with used merchandise at Saturdayâ€™s Kiwanis garage sale in the Home Arts Building at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. The sale, a benefit for Camp Beausite for disabled youths and adults, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m today.
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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK â€” Several events are on tap today during the second day of celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first resort at Sol Duc Hot Springs. Clallam County Historical Society displays will be exhibited from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the main lobby of the lodge 40 miles west of Port Angeles at 2076 Sol Duc Hot Springs Road off U.S. Highway 101. Kathy Monds, historical society executive director, will be on hand to tell of the
resortâ€™s history. The original luxury resort was built in 1912 and burned to the ground in 1916. The resort was rebuilt in the 1980s after the springs became part of Olympic National Park in 1966. Also today, Greg Marsh, park ranger, will lead twohour hikes to Sol Duc Falls at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Hikers should meet at the trailhead. A Stanley Steamer Mountain Wagon, similar to the ones early visitors would have ridden for the last part of their two-day journey to the hot springs, will be on
display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadwood Revival will perform from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. An additional fee will be charged only for a chicken and ribs barbecue, which will be available between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will cost $9.95 per plate.
Three hot spring pools The resort on the Sol Duc River features three mineral hot springs soaking pools and one freshwater pool, with temperatures ranging from 85 to 105 degrees; a restaurant; rental cabins;
and a campground. To celebrate the resortâ€™s one-century mark, the resort is offering a special $100-pernight cabin rate. Entry to the hot springs and scheduled events is free with cabin rentals Daily entry to the hot springs, open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., is $12.25 for adults, $9.25 for children 4-12 and $9 for seniors and military members. Children 3 and younger are admitted free with limited pool access. After 7 p.m., the entry fee is reduced to $9.25 for adults.
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OLYMPIA â€” The head of the torts division in the state Attorney Generalâ€™s Office is seeking a seat on the state Court of Appeals. Michael P. Lynch, 48, of Olympia has announced his candidacy for the Division II position, which is elected by voters in Clallam and Jefferson counties, as well as those of Kitsap, Mason, Thurston and Grays Harbor counties.
Others who have announced candidacy for the position are Thomas Bjorgen, an O l y m p i a Lynch lawyer; Pam Loginsky of Port Orchard, who works as a staff lawyer for the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and also ran unsuccessfully for Supreme Court in 2002; and Thomas Weaver, a criminal defense and personal injury lawyer from the Bremerton area. Formal candidate filings for the fall campaigns are
from May 14-18. The toptwo primary is Aug. 7, and the general election is Nov. 6. Lynch said he has more than 30 yearsâ€™ legal experience in a broad range of civil, criminal and employment law.
â€˜Broad experienceâ€™ â€œBroad experience is key to the Court of Appeals,â€? Lynch said. â€œThis court is the unglamorous workhorse of our judicial system,â€? he said, adding that at any given time, he oversees between 50 and 70 appellate cases in the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office.
Lynch said he has served as lead counsel on more than 1,000 cases in all three divisions of the state Court of Appeals, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the state Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is endorsed by former Congresswomen Jolene Unsoeld, a Democrat who served from 1989 to 1995. A lifelong resident of Washington state, Lynch and his wife of 21 years, Marlysse â€œMarloâ€? Martinez â€” who works in special education and is involved in a therapeutic riding and horsemanship program â€” have two sons, Zachary, 17, and Reilly, 13.
PORT ANGELES â€” A program has been started at Stevens Middle School to provide bicycle and safety education. Physical education instructors Staci Poythress and Randy Steinman started the program last week. In the middle of this month, it will move to Dry Creek Elementary, then rotate to Franklin and Roosevelt elementary schools before starting back up in the fall. The programs are made possible through a $22,815 two-year grant given to the Port Angeles School District last year. The Safe Routes to School Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education Program Grant funds bicycle and pedestrian safety education for students in the fifth through eighth grades. It was received through a collaborative effort between the state Department of Transportation and
SEATTLE â€” The leader of a multimillion-dollar drug distribution ring was sentenced last week in federal court in Seattle to 15 years in prison for conspiracy and money laundering. U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said 38-year-old Drew Yim of Burien is the leader of a group that distributed a variety of illegal drugs from Mexico to Canada and east across the United States. The federal government also has seized more than a million dollars in cash, multiple vehicles, a boat and real estate from Yim. Yim admitted in his plea agreement that he led a criminal enterprise with dozens of conspirators. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Friday. YIM and 13 others were arrested a year ago. Four additional defendants are fugitives, and two are pending extradition from Canada. His wife, Svetlana Angel Yim, was convicted last month of drug distribution
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SEATTLE â€” Authorities said vandals have destroyed eight recently planted trees in Seattleâ€™s Washington Park Arboretum. The cost of restoring the site to its original condition is estimated to be about $43,000. The trees destroyed include Chilean wine palms, monkey puzzle trees and Gunnera Tinctoria, which were planted as part of the parkâ€™s â€œGateway to Chileâ€? project. The Seattle parks department is working with the University of Washington and Seattle police to investigate the crime. The arboretum is part of the University of Washington. The Gateway to Chile project is part of Pacific Connections, which showcases the flora of five Pacific Rim regions: Chile, New Zealand, Australia, China and Southern Oregon/Northern California. The Associated Press
OLYMPIA â€” Nine officers have earned Washington stateâ€™s highest law enforcement award. Gov. Chris Gregoire and Attorney General Rob McKenna led a ceremony Friday to commend the officers, including Department of Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl and State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu, who were both killed while on duty.
Biendl was killed by an inmate at the Washington State Reformatory Unit at the Monroe Correctional Complex in January 2011, and Radulescu was shot and killed by the driver of a suspect vehicle during a traffic stop in February in Kitsap County. Two deputies received the medal of honor for serious injury. Deputies Andrew Ejde and John Stacy of the Kitsap County Sheriffâ€™s Office were
ald of the Kitsap County Sheriffâ€™s Office, and Cpl. Christian Munoz and Officers Laura Asbell, Brian Horn and Jesse Petersen of the Issaquah Police Department. McDonald joined Ejde and Stacy at the Walmart incident and wounded the suspect. Munoz, Asbell, Horn and Petersen responded to a report of a man with a gun near an elementary school in September 2011 and engaged in gunfire with him for several minutes until he was shot and later died.
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wo deputies received the medal of honor for serious injury, five for meritorious conduct.
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the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. It provides money for the purchase of bicycles, trailers, helmets and additional safety equipment. It also funded professional development for physical education teachers teaching kindergarten through eighth grade. Teachers spent two days with trainers from the Bicycle Alliance of Washington to hone their skills. The safety program includes training, curriculum, educational materials, evaluation and instructional support. The grant gives instructors the opportunity to increase studentsâ€™ bicycling awareness in several areas: transportation choices, road skills and knowledge, safety issues, health benefits and basic bike mechanic and traffic laws. The Safe Routes to School Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education Program grants were given to 25 school districts throughout the state.
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Spanish: Case CONTINUED FROM A1 tices common on the southern border, such as highway â€œIf youâ€™re out of status checkpoints, have been and youâ€™re here illegally, we implemented along the will arrest you and remove northern border, prompting protests. you from the country.â€? Agents cut back on road The issue of Border Patrol and ferry checkpoints after agents serving as interpreters is one of several points of objections mounted. Tensions rose last year contention the Border Patrol is facing in the state with after a forest worker, BenjaRoldan Salinas, immigrant advocacy groups. min drowned following a foot chase with a U.S. Border Lawsuit Patrol agent. More than a week ago, Roldan Salinas, a Mexithe American Civil Liberties can national, jumped into a Union and Northwest Immi- frigid river to elude the grant Rights Project filed a agent. His body was found federal lawsuit seeking to entangled in roots three bar Border Patrol agents weeks later. from doing traffic stops on Also last year, a Border the North Olympic Penin- Patrol agent stationed in sula, saying people are being Port Angeles testified in pulled over and questioned Washington, D.C., that for the way they look and agents there have nothing to without reasonable suspi- do. cion. Jose Sanchez and Ismael Political pressure Ramos Contreras of Forks, Moran said political presand Ernest Grimes of Neah sure led the Border Patrol to Bay, are the complainants in scale back checks at transthe lawsuit, which was filed in federal District Court in portation hubs and that he wouldnâ€™t be surprised if the Seattle. After the 9/11 attacks, lawsuit and complaint letter President George W. Bush lead to more changes. If they do, he said, it will ordered U.S. Customs and take away a basic tool for Border Protection, which oversees the Border Patrol, agents. â€œItâ€™s a core function that to beef up its presence on the U.S.-Canada border, we perform,â€? he said from which is almost twice as San Diego, where he is long as the U.S.-Mexico bor- based. â€œTraffic stops are one of der. Before that, Ahmed Res- our fundamental duties to sam, an Algerian national catch terrorists, illegal who was convicted on mul- aliens and drug smuggling. â€œMost people, if theyâ€™re tiple counts for plotting to bomb Los Angeles Interna- not traveling on foot, theyâ€™re tional Airport around Jan. 1, traveling on vehicle.â€? Moran added that the 2000, was arrested by cuspolitical onslaught by â€œintertoms agents in Port Angeles. estâ€? groups on the Border He was caught with explosives in the trunk of Patrol is taking a toll on the his rental car when he drove morale of agents. Often, law enforcement off a ferry from British agencies in counties and citColumbia in December ies near the border donâ€™t 1999. In 2007, the northern have fluent Spanish speakborder had nearly 1,100 ers on staff, so they rely on agents. Now, it has more phone language services, community or family memthan 2,200. In the same period, the bers, or, in some cases, Bornumber of agents in the der Patrol agents who are Blaine sector, which covers required to have practical the border area west of the Spanish. â€œOur issue is when we Cascades, went from 133 to need an interpreter, some331. one who is close, available and competent,â€? said Bob Increased presence Calkins of the State Patrol. Baron said a lawsuit on The number of Border Patrol agents who cover the use of agents as interClallam and Jefferson coun- preters may be filed. But for the time being, ties increased from four in 2006 to 24 in April 2009 to heâ€™s calling on the Department of Justice to uphold 36 by mid-September. The beefed-up Border the Civil Rights Act, which Patrol contingent, based in he said is the main legal Port Angeles and under the recourse. At the very least, Baron purview of the agencyâ€™s Blaine Sector office, also is said, he wants the cases scheduled to move into a against the six people disnew $5.7 million headquar- missed. A Border Patrol spokesters about 2 miles east of downtown by the end of man in Blaine deferred questions to its Washington, June. Over the years, Border D.C., office, but an email Patrol enforcement prac- inquiry was not returned.
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IRRIGATION FESTIVAL BEGINS Karen Sisk, left, and Liz Harper, both of Sequim, examine glass art in a display booth operated by Sharon Prosser, right, of Sequim-based Fantastic Flowers at the Sequim Irrigation Festival street fair Saturday. The fair, centered in the 100 block of West Bell and Washington streets, was a featured event of the first weekend of the annual festival, which will continue next weekend.
Wild: Willing-seller, willing-buyer CONTINUED FROM A1 Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles. In an interview at the â€œWe were really hoping that it would go through, and conference, she said the it didnâ€™t, but weâ€™re very, very revised plan should be happy that the Murray- drafted as legislation and go Dicks version did not really before Congress by the end of change much in the wilder- the year. Dicks is retiring from ness and scenic riversâ€? provioffice this year after 18 sions of the plan, she said. terms. Under the willing-seller, The Dicks-Murray prowilling-buyer arrangement, posal is similar to the Wild the 922,000-acre park â€” Olympics proposal in the fol1,440 square miles â€” could lowing ways: have purchased up to 20,000 â– It designates as wilderacres, or 30 square miles, of ness 130,000 acres of Olymprivately owned land outside pic National Forest â€” 200 the park only if a land owner square miles â€” that encircle was willing to sell it. the park, which would make It would have allowed the trees on that acreage unharnationâ€™s 13th largest national vestable. park to skirt the current â– It designates 23 river legal requirement that the systems within the park and park can now expand its bor- the national forest as â€œwild ders only by an act of Con- and scenic,â€? which allows gress. recreational uses to continue The provision was at the and protects the river sysheart of a similar proposal by tems through voluntary Wild Olympics on which the stewardship and federal, Dicks-Murray plan is based, state, local and tribal regulaGallant said. tions. Now, the Wild Olympics â€œThose two components plan is â€œpretty much off the are equally important,â€? Galtable,â€? she said. lant said of the remaining â€œWe have to accept what provisions. they have put forth. We donâ€™t â€œWhen I say the park know whether thereâ€™s any addition was at the heart, it room down the road for any was kind of the driving force additional concessions, but for us, but the other two comas it stands now, weâ€™re happy ponents are at the same with their proposal.â€? level.â€? Dicksâ€™ aide Sara Crumb Elimination of the willannounced the provisionâ€™s ing-seller, willing-buyer prodemise as part of the Mur- vision from the Dicks-Murray-Dicks plan Thursday at ray proposal was a big the 2012 Washington State enough deal to Norm Schaaf, Society of American Forest- vice president of Merrill & ersâ€™ annual meeting at the Ring, a North Olympic Pen-
insula timber and land management company, that Schaaf publicly announced his support of the revised plan at the conference. â€œPersonally, I can support this,â€? he said in an interview. The willing-buyer, willing-seller plan â€œwould have created expectations in customers that there could be reductions in valuable forest timber supply,â€? Schaaf said. He praised Murray and Dicks â€œfor considering the concerns we brought forward and for coming up with what we believe is a reasonable compromise solution.â€? Three timber companies â€” Green Crow Corp., Rayonier Inc. and Merrill & Ring Inc. â€” were the major private landowners affected by the willing-buyer, willingseller proposal. â€œWe are trying to grow our land base,â€? Schaaf said. â€œMerrill & Ring is trying to expand, not shrink.â€? Schaaf added that the acreage that would be designated as wilderness and taken out of timber production â€œwould not have any significant reduction in timber harvest from what it is currently.â€? Wild Olympics Coalition member Jim Gift of Sequim, the conservation chair for the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society and a panel member at the forestersâ€™ conference, said in an interview that he expects some coalition members will be disappointed at the concession.
â€œThe way we approached it is, [the preservation plan] should not be a threat to the timber industry,â€? Gift said. Carol Johnson, executive director of the North Olympic Timber Action Committee, which opposed the Wild Olympics plan, said the willing-buyer, willing-seller provision â€œwas a huge issueâ€? for the North Olympic Peninsula timber industry. Johnson would not comment on whether its elimination was enough to make the Timber Action Committee support the MurrayDicks proposal because she had not read it, she said. Elimination of the willing-buyer, willing-seller provision means Olympic National Park must rely on an act of Congress if it is to expand its boundaries but can still utilize that process for purchasing private property within park boundaries, park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said Friday. She could not comment on the provisionâ€™s elimination from the Dicks-Murray proposal because she hadnâ€™t reviewed it, she said. â€œOur standing policy is that the park only acquires land through a willing-seller, willing-buyer arrangement,â€? Maynes added. â€œThatâ€™s been our policy for many years.â€?
________ Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ peninsuladailynews.com.
Complaint: Detained by patrol Dollars: Donor CONTINUED FROM A1 gration violation. The immigrant advocacy The woman, identified in group filed the complaint the complaint as M.N., was with the U.S. Department of the same person who was Justice and the U.S. Departtraveling as a passenger ment of Homeland Security. with Roldan Salinas, Northwest Immigrant Rights Account of traffic stop Project Legal Director Matt Hereâ€™s the complaintâ€™s Adams confirmed Friday. account of the traffic stop
Mother of 2 children After Roldan Salinas fled, the woman, who is the mother of two children who are U.S. citizens, was arrested on an immi-
that involved Roldan Salinas and his companion: The woman and Roldan Salinas, of the West End, were traveling on U.S. Highway 101 when the vehicle was pulled over by a
U.S. Forest Service officer who began questioning the two about permits for harvesting salal. When a Border Patrol vehicle arrived, Roldan Salinas fled.
Border Patrol said the Forest Service officer had requested translation assistance. â€œHowever, the incident report filed by the USFS officer makes clear that the officer called a U.S. Border Detained by patrol Patrol agent prior to makThe woman was detained ing contact with the occuby the Border Patrol and pants of the vehicle,â€? accordtransferred to the Tacoma ing to the complaint. ________ Northwest Detention Center while her children were Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb cared for by community can be reached at 360-452-2345, members. ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ The statement from the peninsuladailynews.com.
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“I have never known anyone more dedicated to constantly ORT TOWNSEND — learning how to live more lightly Seven community on the earth and more deeply in heroes will be honored May 15 with the Jeffer- relationship to others and then turning that learning into real son County Heart of and meaningful change,” wrote Service award for 2012. Deborah Stinson, a 2011 Heart of The Heart of Service honors Service recipient and now a the “dedication, sacrifice and member of the Port Townsend accomplishments” of community leaders and volunteers “who have City Council who has worked with Alexander. made a difference in Jefferson “She not only walks the talk County, who have made our comin her own life but also helps othmunities a better place by doing ers find their own path. extraordinary things for their “These efforts are best seen neighbors, their community or through her creative support for the environment.” the Northwest Earth Institute This year’s recipients are: ■ Judith Alexander of Port courses in Jefferson County, cocreating Earthday Everyday! and Townsend for her leadership in co-founding and nurturing Local many environmental and com20/20.” munity sustainability efforts, ■ Melanie and Steve including Local 20/20, Citizens Bozak, a husband and wife duo for Local Food and the Food Resiliency Action Group. that has been a driving force
Melanie and Steve Bozak have been Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival volunteers for more than 20 years They are also community activists through Kiwanis.
behind the Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival. The Bozaks have been festival volunteers for more than 20 years, serving on the board, building floats and organizing events. In 2011, they were honored as Rhody Senior Royalty. “In the past year, when it looked as if the festival itself might fail,” said Ken and Helen Brink of Port Townsend in a nomination letter, the Bozaks once again pitched in and “infused needed enthusiasm that has spread to include many more volunteers, excitement and anticipation,” which resulted in a successful and financially stable festival this spring. The couple also have contributed thousands of volunteer hours to the Jefferson County community through the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club. “Melanie started and is the organizer and chair of the Kiwanis’ Thomas J. Majhan Teen Leaders awards program, honoring outstanding teenagers in Eastern Jefferson County,” wrote the Brinks. “The ninth year was just completed, and 116 teen leaders have been honored.” ■ Bob and Winona Prill of Quilcene, cited in three nomination letters for their “goodness and generosity,” “patient and quiet leadership and support,” “visual and hidden contributions to others” and the couple’s selfless years of volunteer service to the Quilcene Food Bank, Quilcene Historical Museum, Quilcene Community Center, Quilcene Garden Club, Quilcene Fair and Parade Association, Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County and many
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Winona and Bob Prill stand in front of a mural at the Quilcene Historical Musuem. other organizations. “The lists of their individual and joint accomplishments could fill pages — they are simply great people,” wrote Mari Phillips, chairwoman of the Quilcene museum. Among their many achievements, Winona wrote a 374-page history of Quilcene, and Bob has completed countless building and repair projects for community groups. “They take great pride in seeing a job completed that they have volunteered or been assigned to do,” wrote Larry McKeehan, a Quilcene school teacher. “They will spend many hours to do these tasks . . . and those who see their work are awed.” ■ Anne Schneider of Port Townsend, whose “insight, vision, analytical skills, ability to organize procedures and skill in working harmoniously with oth-
ers are what make her a true change agent,” wrote Rodeama Abrams of Port Ludlow. Her Heart of Service nomination was accompanied by a thick stack of letters of support from Abrams and others who have worked with her on nonprofits ranging from the Centrum board of directors and the Port Townsend chapter of the American Association of University Women to Working Image, the Jefferson County Community Foundation, Olympic Community Action Programs and the Northwest Maritime Center. One of the nomination letters came from Ruth Merryman, who co-founded Working Image with Schneider in 1998. The organization provides professional clothing free of charge to needy women seeking employment as well as to victims of fires and domestic violence. TURN
Price Superstore has banded together with dealers from across the nation to give Americans this chance to get rid of the old car they hate driving. Mark Ostroot told us, “The Great American Car Swap is good for business and good for America. This is an event that may never happen again! I’m pulling out all the stops to make this SWAP one for the record books! I don’t think anyone should have to drive a car they aren't excited about and during this event, I don't want to see anyone leave without a nicer, newer car! That’s why I’m offering up to $4,297.00 more for the old car you're tired of." During the Great American Car Swap, Port Angeles residents get a chance to lower their car payment, reduce their down payment or get a nicer, newer car with extra upgrades (for the same amount of cash).
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We want to do our part to make America a better place to live. I’ve read the reports that say Americans are not the happiest people on the planet. Forbes ranked us #10. I’m trying to change that – Americans have always had a love affair with the automobile; my goal is to help more people fall in love (and find happiness) during The Great American Car Swap.”
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Mark Ostroot explained he works extra hard to help local people in tough situations like these and announced this big news, “This month, I’m introducing my For The People® 4G Credit Approval Upgrade. I figured if the cell phone companies can do it, so can I! My “For The People® 4G Credit Approval Process” Works to Solve CREDIT Problems . . .
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Be warned, not all dealers are participating in The Great American Car Swap. As Mark Ostroot said, “I’ve joined forces with like-minded dealers across the country to make this event happen. We’ve spent months planning and are proud to stand together to change America, one car and one family at a time.
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Hurry in, The Great American Car Swap goes until midnight on May 31st or until we’ve swapped 97 vehicles! The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the better ride!
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Bill Wise takes a break in the office of EDC Team Jefferson. He helped found the economic development organization in 2007 and is its chairman.
Judith Alexander at an Earth Day event last month in Port Townsend. She “walks the talk,” according to her Heart of Service nomination.
Anne Schneider has worked on numerous nonprofits ranging from the Centrum board of directors to Working Image.
Awards: Presentation in downtown PT May 15 CONTINUED FROM A7 businesses on how to get established and prosper in Stanley Cummings, for- Jefferson County,” wrote mer executive director at the Roger A. Loney, president of maritime center, wrote that Port Townsend Paper Corp. “No idea or opportunity is without the efforts of Schneider and her husband, Dick, “I too big or too small to evalucan truthfully say . . . the ate and consider for Bill, and center would not have been I have always admired his can-do attitude. built.” “As I understand it, Team ■ Bill Wise, hands-on visionary co-founder and Jefferson has brought over chairman of EDC Team Jef- $6.5 million in new funds to ferson, the county’s public- Jefferson County since its private economic develop- startup in 2007.” ment organization. Wrote L. Katherine Baril, “Bill has assisted, coun- retired director of Washingseled and educated numer- ton State University Jefferous individuals and small son County Extension and
insula Daily News, the Rotary Club of Port Townsend (noon club), the Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary Club and the East Jefferson Rotary Club. A judging committee selected the seven Heart of Service recipients from nominations made by individuals, clubs, churches, businesses and other organizations. “These seven are truly local heroes, working to Seventh annual award make community life stronThis is the seventh year ger, tighter, happier, richer,” for the Heart of Service said John Brewer, PDN ediaward, sponsored by the Pen- tor and publisher. who is now a business consultant: “There is hardly a big, complicated public policy or community-based issue where Bill has not provided leadership, dedication, hard work and a new way of working together. “Bill has given unselfishly of his heart, time, expertise, but mostly of his integrity and deep love for our community.”
“They represent the backbone of the community — busy people who always seem to be able to make time to offer a hand or a shoulder. “And they may be people whose names many residents don’t know. “They don’t give to our communities because they expect either reward or recognition.” The seven will receive framed award certificates and heart-shaped medals designed by Steve Rafoth, president and CEO of Enclume Design Products in Port Hadlock and past presi-
dent of the Rotary noon club.
Award ceremonies The awards will be presented at a luncheon at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., in downtown Port Townsend at noon Tuesday, May 15. The luncheon is open to the public. Friends and admirers of the recipients are invited to attend. Lunch costs $12 for soup, salad and a sandwich, and about $10 for soup and a salad.
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The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider adopting wage increases for elected officials — excluding the commissioners themselves — and union-exempt employees retroactive to Jan. 1 when they meet Monday. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in commissioners’ chambers at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. Also on the agenda is a discussion of Jefferson County finances and banking with Treasurer Judi Morris. On the consent agenda, commissioners will consider approving a 1.25 percent
increase in salaries for the assessor, auditor, clerk and treasurer, and a hike of 4.193 percent for the sheriff. County commissioner salaries would remain unchanged for 2012, according to the staff recommendation. The increase for all but the sheriff is to equal an increase for United Food and Commercial Workers Union, staff say in the agenda packet, while the increase for the sheriff is to be consistent with comparable counties. Commissioners also will consider approving a wage adjustment of 1.25 percent for salaried employees to make them equitable with union workers after a recent
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Eye on Jefferson collective bargaining agreement was reached. A 10 a.m. hearing is set on granting a non-exclusive franchise to the Jefferson County Public Utility District to construct, maintain and operate broadband telecommunications facilities in county rights of way in East Jefferson County. A 10:30 a.m. hearing is set on extending a six-month moratorium set in November on new mooring buoys in the southern portion of Port Townsend Bay for another six months to allow study of the impact of boats on commercial shellfish beds. At 10:45 a.m., commissioners will hear an update on emergency management services. They also will consider on the consent agenda: ■ An amendment to an agreement with the state Department of Health. ■ An agreement for $9,000 to Blackmore Consulting LLC to facilitate meetings for the Clean Water District Advisory Committee.
■ An agreement for additional services costing $15,573 from Tetra Tech Inc. for the Spruce Creek culvert replacement on Upper Hoh Road in West Jefferson County, increasing the project cost from $157,977 to $173,550 and bringing the total contract cost to $482,745. The work is funded 86.5 percent by the Federal Highway Administration and 13.5 percent by the county road fund. ■ Authorization for staff to proceed with property acquisition for the Port Hadlock Wastewater Facility project. ■ Final approval for the Swan Hansen short plat, which would subdivide a 14.06-acre parcel at 200 Columbia St. and U.S. Highway 101 into two residential lots.
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The Jefferson County commissioners will host a community input meeting on Marrowstone Island on Monday. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Nordland Garden Club on Garden Club Public development Road. authority The meeting, the last in a The Fort Worden Lifelong series of community meetLearning Center Public ings, will include a participaDevelopment Authority will tory issue-mapping exercise and the answering of questions from the public.
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discuss options for management of the lifelong learning center at Fort Worden State Park during an all-day retreat Monday. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Fort Worden Building 204, North Room. The agenda includes a strategy session at 8:45 a.m., public comment periods at 10:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., and a working lunch at 12:30 p.m., followed by an examination of objectives and organizational relationships. The PDA is required to provide a business plan to the state Parks and Recreation Department this fall. For more information, visit www.fwpda.org.
Port Townsend city The Port Townsend City Council will consider plans for the next construction phases of the waterfront esplanade when it meets Monday. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at historic City Hall, 540 Water St. The council expects there to be some capital bond funds remaining after completion of the Taylor Street sidewalk project, the amount of which depends on final change orders and Federal Emergency Management Agency participation. In the meantime, the staff has developed a phasing/priority plan so that as funds are available, the next sequence of work can be initiated. Tasks remaining for the completion of the project and their projected costs are scoping for sidewalk along waterfront, $100,000; completion of brick plaza, $50,000; grass lawn area, irrigation, banding, railing, $40,000; stormwater on Quincy Street and
east, $50,000; lighting, $30,000; concrete drive and walkway, $80,000; and parking area improvements, $50,000. Special City Council office hours, where anyone can talk with a council member without an appointment, will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the mayor’s office on the second floor of Historic City Hall, 540 Water St. Other city meetings are: ■ Arts Commission — 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, first-floor conference room, City Hall, 250 Madison St. ■ PEG Access Coordinating Committee — 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Gael Stuart Building, 1610 Blaine St. ■ Planning Commission — 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, council chambers.
Special Projects Committee The Port Townsend City Council Special Projects Committee will discuss a recommendation to the full City Council concerning a proposed plastic bag ban when it meets Wednesday. The committee will meet at 4 p.m. in council chambers at historic City Hall, 540 Water St. The panel could decide to urge a full council review with no committee recommendation, that the City Council adopt an ordinance, that it approve more study or that the matter is not city business and the council shouldn’t consider it.
Port Townsend schools The Port Townsend School Board will conduct a budget workshop Monday. The special meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Port Townsend High School library, 1500 Van Ness St. The board will discuss budget guidelines for the 2012-2013 school year.
Port of Port Townsend Port of Port Townsend commissioners will discuss the appointment of a new finance manager Wednesday. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the conference room at the port’s administration building, 375 Hudson St.
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Geoff Masci, who is running for the Jefferson County commissioner District 1 seat now held by Phil Johnson.
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An Arlington, Texas, couple were not hurt Saturday afternoon when their fifth-wheel truck and trailer recreational vehicle jackknifed on the U.S. Highway 101 eastbound exit ramp at Tumwater Truck Route in Port Angeles.
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Townsendâ€™s mayor from 2000 to 2002. During his time on the council, he worked as a liaison between the county and the city, which he said prepared him to serve as commissioner. â€œI tend to not go along with the group, the herd, and I prefer to examine the facts and make a decision based on the facts,â€? he said. He favors instituting a â€œprogrammaticâ€? budget where each county program and service is examined separately for determination as to whether it should be funded. This decision could be made by the commissioners or put to a vote by the people as to what programs they want to stay in place, Masci said. He suggests the implementation of a budget review commission, which would operate much like the planning commission and would evaluate each program on a cost-benefit basis. â€œYou want to look at each program to determine how much money is utilized, how much is the county contribution and how much is the grant contribution,â€? he said. Masci said that â€œin the late 1990s, the county budget was compared with a train wreck. â€œThe train wreck has been kicked down the track year by year by year by year, and itâ€™s time to get a hold of it, look at it and repair it.â€?
PORT TOWNSEND â€” Geoff Masci, who served on the Port Townsend City Council and as mayor, has announced he is running for the Jefferson County commissioner District 1 seat now held by Phil Johnson. â€œI do think there should be an alternative view on the county commission,â€? said Masci, a Republican. â€œThere hasnâ€™t been for eight years,â€? he added, referring to the three Democrats who serve on the Board of County Commissioners. â€œYou need to have someone who is willing to put out the other side,â€? he added. â€œIf you look at my political history, you will see that Iâ€™ve never had trouble speaking truth to power and that Iâ€™ve never had trouble being a contrarian.â€? The top-two primary will be Aug. 7 for the Nov. 6 general election. Filing week for the election is May 14-18. Johnson, 66, who was elected in 2004 and again in 2008, has not indicated whether he will serve another term, but many local Democrats expect him to run again. Johnson did not return calls requesting comment Friday and Saturday. Fellow Commissioner David Sullivan, whose position will be on the ballot this year, has not said if he will run again. He has not drawn ________ any opposition. The third commissioner, Jefferson County Reporter CharJohn Austin, was re-elected lie Bermant can be reached at 360in 2010 to a four-year term. 385-2335 or at charlie.bermant@ Masci, 64, talked about peninsuladailynews.com. possibly serving as the lone Republican on the Board of A PLACE County Commissioners.
PORT ANGELES â€” An Arlington, Texas, couple were not injured Saturday afternoon when their fifthwheel truck and trailer recreational vehicle jackknifed, the trailer tipping over on its side on the U.S. Highway
Ex-surgeon general in PA forum Friday PORT ANGELES â€” Tickets are on sale for Peninsula Behavior Healthâ€™s annual fundraiser, featuring former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders. Elders will speak on â€œEducation: A Key to a Healthy Americaâ€? at the fundraiser scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Tickets are $100 per person or $750 for a table of eight. Elders, 79, was the 16th surgeon general, serving from September 1993 to December 1994. She was the first African-American and only the second woman to head the U.S. Public Health Service. Elders also was the first person in Arkansas to become board-certified in pediatric endocrinology and is an expert on prevention of child abuse, teen pregnancy, domestic violence
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and substance abuse. She has published more than 250 medical studies and continues an active speaking schedule. Tickets may be purchased by phoning Brenda Gilchrist at 360-457-0432, ext. 227.
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” Mark Pearson, a member of the famed folk group the Brothers Four, will share songs and stories from his long career at The Upstage, 923 Washington St., today. Pearson, who is about to go on a fiveweek tour of Japan with the Brothers Four, will start Pearson his performance at 7 p.m.; itâ€™s a passthe-hat affair with no cover charge. Pearson, who lives in Port Ludlow, also has created a new website featur-
OLYMPIA â€” An Olympia police officer has fatally shot a suspected drunk driver after he ran from a wreck and allegedly threatened the officer. Officers arrived on the scene of a Friday night wreck soon after it happened and began tracking the driver, KOMO-TV said. They caught up with him quickly. Police said the man then threatened an officer. The officer â€” a 25-year veteran of the force â€” shot the man in the head, killing him. Police have not said if the man was armed or how exactly he threatened the officer.
Group meditation SEQUIM â€” Terrance Wolf, a psychotherapist and student of Buddhism and mindfulness, is offering group meditation at the Village Heartbeat Studio, 353 Chickadee Lane, on Tuesday nights beginning this week. Silent meditation will last from 7 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. Then, Wolf will host a discussion on Buddhist and mindfulness basics. Beginners are encouraged to come at 6:45 p.m. for â€œhow-to-meditateâ€? guidelines. Admission is by donation. Phone Wolf at 360-8082656 for more information. Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press
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Two options â€œWhen you are elected to the commission, there are two options: You can win with the majority or win with the minority,â€? Masci said. â€œIf you win in the majority, you can make some changes if you are in agreement with the people who tend to think like you. â€œIf you are not, you have to convince the other commissioners who are reasonable people to see your point of view.â€? Masci calls Johnson his friend and said he has worked with both Sullivan and Austin in the past and could do so in the future. Masci is a chiropractor who has lived in Port Townsend for 38 years. He was a leader in the Make Our City and County Affordable and Accountable â€” or MOCCAA â€” initiative, which changed the city government from a strong mayor to a council manager structure.
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Backyard project with an odd spin A FEW YEARS ago, I was rather disappointed to learn that I’m not smart enough to dig a hole in my backyard. My cousin Ken had come over to help me W. Bruce build a deck off Cameron the back of the house by doing all the work. My father was there, too, and was assisting by watching the basketball game and keeping us informed of the score — and complaining that we were low on beer. Ken seemed grateful that I had assembled such a crack team to assist him. Running short of beer during lunch is against my father’s religion. He believes the forces of good and evil in the universe are precariously balanced between sandwiches and beer, and that failure
to maintain the correct ratio between the two will result in Total Catastrophic Destruction. He demanded to know what I was planning to do about the looming beer shortage. “Dad.” I spread my arms to indicate the deck-building operation that was under way, which at that point consisted of Ken cutting boards and my watching him do it. “I’m a little busy here.” Muttering darkly about being able to eat “only half a sandwich,” he went back to the basketball game. Eventually, Ken asked me to use the post-hole digger, which is a gasoline-driven auger that bites into the dirt like a corkscrew and then spins the person holding it in fast circles until he finds the shutoff button or passes out. “How’s that going?” Ken asked me, as I staggered around like Mel Gibson at a sobriety checkpoint. “OK, except I think I might throw up now.”
I seized the handles of the post-hole digger — the whole thing resembles a pogo stick with giant drill bit on the end. I started the motor, took a firm stance and engaged. This time, I stood rock still, but the entire planet twirled beneath me. Every half second or so, I would see my father’s face at the kitchen window, frowning at me because I was horsing around instead of solving his beverage crisis. I was thrown to the ground and lay there, the entire universe out of balance. “We need a rodeo cowboy,” I told Ken. “Just keep your feet still,” he advised, as if I’d been using the post-hole digger to practice my ballroom dancing. I grimly took the handles and this time actually managed to dig the hole, the auger going straight and true and my arms coming out of their sockets. Then there was a puff of white smoke from the hole, and
the motor died. “What happened?” I asked Ken, who was sniffing at the burning-rubber smell with suspicion. My father appeared. “All of your electricity just went off,” he announced in a that’s it, I’m getting a new son tone of voice. Eventually, we decided to call the phone number on the sign that said, “Before Digging, Call This Number.” It hadn’t seemed important before. The two men who were dispatched by the utility company were very impressed when I explained to them that they could have free sandwiches. They drank iced tea with their lunch, which my dad found so heretical he had to lie down on the couch. “The thing is,” one of them told me, “you have three wires going into your house. Two are hot, and the one in the middle is the ground. You managed to put the tip of that auger right
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“People want jobs, and corporations are more interested in hoarding their profits than hiring. They are sitting on their huge profits, and small businesses don’t have the resources to compete equitably.”
“Overseas trade. We need to keep our businesses at home. Re-establish the tariffs and taxes to help the imports and exports. We need to keep locals employed.”
“I believe it’s big corporations holding money and not letting it enter the economy. They need to keep the money circulating. The more it circulates, the better our economy.”
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“We export too many jobs. We have shipped out too many jobs to foreign workers, so people locally are out of work. We started as an industrial nation, but it’s much less one now.”
“The global economy is so interconnected these days. All corporations are now global. Not much we can do anymore as a single nation. [Federal Reserve Chairman Ben] Bernanke is in everybody’s pocket, too.”
“We’re spending too much overseas and not enough locally — specifically, our soldiers overseas. They’re not needed anymore. I’ve heard that the threat has been eliminated.”
“It is more important for officials to be re-elected, so political infighting and partisanship is holding back passing any bills that would benefit the economy and the nation.”
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“There are too many regulations and too much spending. Look at Greece and how they have gone defunct. On our Peninsula, too many people are going away because of lack of jobs.”
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our democracy and overturning the Citizens United ruling and ending structural corruption in its many forms, including A BACKYARD BONFIRE used to be the premoney in elections. ferred method for disposing of the stuff your ex The D.C. revolving door gave you. Now there’s neverlikeditanyway.com, an online and lobbying on a scale marketplace for unloading emotional baggage. never before seen has The site, which advertises itself as “a place to become the Clallam County shed the stories and the stuff,” has good deals on MoveOn No. 1 issue, and everything from a three-day lakeside wedding we asked Murray and package to a ’65 Mustang, with product descripCantwell to do the same. tions like “surprisingly nice earrings from a total The employees at Bank cheapskate.” of America have reason to “I wanted to create a site that offered a practical feel threatened by their way to help people move on,” said its founder, employer, as Bank of AmerAnnabel Acton, “and see the bright side faster.” ica has recently made a The New York Times number of settlements for fraud and criminal activity that it intends to make its Obama of 314 words. another 75 words. employees and customers How fair is that? How fair is that? to pay for. You printed a photo of This reporting of two Sam Woods, Sequim candidate Romney that candidates running for the was 5/8 inch by 1¼ inch. presidency of the United You printed a photo of States is so blatantly Counting the inches candidate Obama that was biased it’s inexcusable. In the April 25 paper, 37/8 inches by 27/8 inches. While you printed mateyou printed an article How fair is that? rials explicitly favorable to about candidate [Mitt] You also printed a seccandidate Obama, you didn’t Romney of 100 words. ond article about candidate even mention how many You printed an article Obama next to the first of more states candidate Romabout candidate [Barak]
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All MoveOn protests, are nonviolent and are intended to bring awareness to national issues concerning the middle class. This action at [Sequim] Bank of America was not against the employees and is not a partisan issue but an issue of fairness and the rule of law. Bank of America has not paid federal taxes on its profits since 2010. You and I cannot hire an army of federal lobbyists to rig the tax system in our favor. Thus, we pay our federal taxes and Bank of America does not, as well as many of the largest one-third of corporations that have made record profits. We are unhappy with the federal tax code and have redressed our grievances with Sens. [Patty] Murray and [Maria] Cantwell, requesting an end to this structural corruption that is destroying
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between the ground and one of the hot wires.” “I’ve been getting pretty good with the thing,” I admitted. “So what I’m saying is, if you had gone a quarter of an inch in either direction, the shortest electrical path to the ground would have been up through you, instead of through the metal auger. We’d be picking pieces of you out of the bushes.” He held up a slice of turkey as a visual aid. So here’s the lesson I learned from all this: Even if you are an expert post-hole digger like me, and even if you have the universe balanced between lunch and liquid, you really should call that number on the sign before you start screwing with the Earth.
ney just won, or how many more delegates he won. This was such a sanitized, meager, edited report most newspapers would be embarrassed to publish. Please don’t give us the excuse that this is still just the primaries. Obama is running hard already. In an era of instant news on both television and the Internet, I would think you would not want to alienate readers. You should be bending over backward to be fair, to keep all of your subscribers informed, but your political editing leaves so much to be desired you should put a bag over your head. I hope you clean up your act and report like you are aware there are two sides to every coin, and you should report equally. Alice Coleman, Sequim
Obama critic I have been waiting and waiting for some kind of
excuse, some sort of embellished lie from the office of our fuhrer in chief, his supreme majesty Barack the First, regarding his “candid assessment” to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. A tiny article on the Second Front Page of the PDN March 27 was printed [quoting President Obama speaking to Medvedev]: “This is my last election. After my election, I will have more flexibility.” Now, very few if any creatures are more flexible than a snake. Our illustrious leader, Barack the First, in my opinion, slithers into that serpentine category. He has managed to deceive the American public on many counts — his position on abortion, especially the infant that survives the abortion procedure. He opposes most of the basic tenants of the Second Amendment: TURN
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Peninsula Voices CONTINUED FROM A10 An energy policy that plays out as though it had been formulated in some African country. His Obamacare, which neither he nor any of his minions seem to understand. Word limits cut off many other examples of duplicity and deceit by our serpentine president. His motto “Yes We Can” will be very prophetic if we, the American electorate, are uneducated, illinformed and mostly duped as we were in 2008. Barack the First is very beguiling, almost mesmerizing in his narcissistic ability to convince us that up is down, white is black and wrong is right. The “we” is “he,” and he needs a second term to implement that snake-like flexibility he plans for the U.S. William C. Roden, Port Angeles
Actually, the plant was built for the Nippon [Paper Industries USA] paper mill as part of dam removal to make sure the mill had clean water. The article didn’t say that, so it was misleading. At least the mill continues to operate, which is good. Edwin Johnson, Port Angeles
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The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce [in a paid advertisement, PDN, May 2] doesn’t get that the small but vocal group is primarily concerned about the health of all the citizens of Port Angeles and Sequim, although it will be more of a hazard for young children and the elderly. The American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Cancer Society and more than 70,000 physicians all oppose biomass River sediment burning. The April 29 front-page Along the way, however, article “A Century of Sediwe’ve discovered that Nipment Flows Down Released pon [Paper Industries USA] is getting huge tax River” tells us the industrial water treatment plant subsidies that we all will be paying for and special feeds the tribal hatchery.
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Sexy talk out of the mouth of a 6-year-old A 6-YEAR-OLD BOY was suspended from his suburban Denver school for three days after school officials said he told a girl “I’m sexy and I know it” — a line from a popular song. D’Avonte Meadows, a firstgrader at Sable Elementary School in Aurora, Colo., is accused of sexual harassment and disrupting other students, according to a letter the school district sent to his mother after he was sent home Wednesday. School officials issued a statement saying they couldn’t discuss the case, but they pointed out a School Board policy that defines sexual harassment as any unwelutility rates as well as water from the Elwha at an absurdly cheap price. How do the other businesses feel about that? Many communities in the United States have succeeded in getting moratoriums. The moratorium allows more study and time for stiffer, updated regulations to be put into place. If there was an effective filter for the nanoparticles, I would be fighting to get that filter installed
come sexual advance. There is no age limit. D’Avonte’s mother, Stephanie Meadows, said her son doesn’t know the meaning of sexual harassment. The song “Sexy and I Know It” by the duo LMFAO was at the top of the music charts for two weeks in January. “I’m just, I’m floored,” Stephanie Meadows told a Denver TV station. “They’re going to look at him like he’s a pervert. And it’s like, that’s not fair to him.” Aurora Public Schools issued a statement Thursday saying it is trying to provide an equal learning environment for all students:
and not shut this cogenerator down. I care about the jobs. That filter has not been invented yet. Margot Fusk, Port Angeles
Chamber ad II Even after three cups of coffee on the morning of May 2, I could not assign much meaning to the lengthy letter [in space purchased] by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce in the
“We have policies and protocol in place to prevent any disruption to the learning environment. “Due to privacy laws, we are unable to discuss appropriate disciplinary consequences about a specific student.” Denver attorney Craig Silverman said elementary school students have the same rights to free speech as adults as long as they understand and follow the rules. He said school policies should allow for exceptions. “Sometimes when you go to a zero-tolerance policy, you end up with a zero-sense policy,” he said. The Associated Press
Peninsula Daily News. Consequently, I applied the text of the letter to the Gunning Fog Index (current version). This index, easily searched for in informative websites, was designed by Robert Gunning, a textbook publisher. It is a reputable measure of readability of English writing. The index estimates the years of formal education needed to understand writing at first reading.
(A fog index of 12 requires the reading level of a U.S. high school senior, the level generally required when writing for a wide audience.) The fog index for the chamber’s letter is 19.62, demanding the reading levels of students in doctoral programs. To compound the problem, the arguments in the letter are not crisp, lost in ambiguity and innuendo. Eldon Baker, Sequim
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Rants & Raves COMPILED BY LEE ZURCHER
Rave of the Week BIG RAVE FOR all the store [personnel] on the Peninsula who dress up professionally. Thank you. So much nicer than seeing jeans and tennis shoes.
. . . and other Raves A HUGE RAVE for the businesses that donated to the Groovy Bingo last Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. It was a fundraiser for the Jefferson County Fair Association, Golden Clovers 4-H Club and Paws-N-Claws 4-H Club. Another huge rave for those who came and played bingo. We greatly appreciate your generous support. KUDOS TO OLYMPIC Theater Arts [Sequim] for its presentation of “Paragon Springs,” a play based on Ibsen’s drama written in 1925, titled “An Enemy of the People.” This play, although written many years ago, discusses issues very appropriate in our times. The cast was excellent and presented the conflicts very vividly. A RAVE FOR Port Angeles Community Players’ new production, “Is He Dead?” I went to the previews the other night, and I think it is the finest production it has ever put
The Rants & Raves hotline: 360-417-3506 on. It is so much fun THREE RAVES FOR OTA’s excellent production of “Enemy of the People” [“Paragon Springs”]. Riveting play, excellent acting. Don’t miss it. DEFINITELY A RAVE for the great production of “Is He Dead?” by the Port Angeles Community Players. This one is too good to miss. A BIG RAVE to the people who pulled over to see if I was all right after I was hit by another vehicle and crashed when going eastbound on [U.S. Highway] 101. And to the man in the shorts — you were a lifesaver. I was so afraid, and having you there helped so much, so thank you. A BIG RAVE to the League of Women Voters for putting on an incredibly interesting and somewhat scary health care forum May 3. But also a rant to the citizens of Clallam County. The Little Theater at the [Peninsula] college should have been at capacity, not just threefourths full. These forums are an opportunity to listen to points of view from across the health care spectrum and address your questions to the experts.
THE DAY AFTER the last cruise ship arrived [April 18 in Port Angeles], I went for a walk on the Waterfront Trail and it was the cleanest I have ever seen it. Usually, dog droppings are everywhere. It looked great. Now if the dog owners can just be trained to clean up after their dogs.
Rant of the Week DRIVERS IN SEQUIM: Pedestrians in crosswalks have the right of way. I’m tired of jumping for safety when you barrel through the intersections.
. . . and other Rants DRIVERS NEED TO realize the Sequim roundabouts, as well as others, are like any crossroads — you need to indicate with your turn signal if you are turning left or right. This lets people who are entering the roundabout know your intentions. If no signal is given, one would assume you are going straight. THIS IS A rant for the Peninsula Daily News for printing a deteriorating rant [April 29] for the city of Port Angeles as a city full “of people with no teeth.” This is BS and you know it. Welcome tourists, my foot. Tell that Californian who wrote this to go back where he belongs. RANTS TO THE Port of Port Angeles and the John Wayne
Marina. The walkway to the beach abruptly ends, and people must navigate over rocks and around holes to get down to the beach. This prevents the disabled, seniors and families with small children from accessing and enjoying the beach. Shouldn’t the Americans with Disabilities Act be invoked here so everyone can use this beautiful area? We asked Port of Port Angeles Executive Director Jeff Robb to respond: This issue has come up from time to time, and while it seems like a simple issue of maintenance, it is not when we must follow shoreline management permits, Washington Fish and Wildlife, Army Corps of Engineers, etc. We are unable to obtain the required permits to place a concrete sidewalk below the ordinary high water, and only limited maintenance can be achieve with the tidal and waves activity. However, we continue to work to provide the best access available at a first-class facility. RANT FOR THE shop in Sequim where one of the owners is too busy on her e-reader to help customers. TO THE EVERINTOXICATED local business owner: All your rocks must come from your head. Rude, belligerent, nasty, drunken behavior is not a way to
run a business. Or is your shop just a front for something else? Too bad the police can’t see what’s right in front of them. DISGUSTED RANT TO a local doctor’s office for having the audacity to charge a monthly “membership fee” to be a patient. You say it is for “oldfashioned” service like answering the phone, having an on-call doctor on the weekends and nextday appointments. Is that not called patient/customer service? And since when did expecting good customer service come with a charge?
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Riders soccer No. 3 seed PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles boys soccer team is heading into the playoffs on a hot streak, shutting out Olympic 4-0 in the final regular seaon match of the year. Both teams came in tied with 10 points but the Roughriders captured fourth place in the Olympic League and the No. 3 2A seed going into sub-district playoffs Wednesday. The Riders, 8-4-4 overall and 4-3-1 in league action, will host the South Puget Sound League No. 6 team in a loser-out game Wednesday, team and time to be announced. Port Angeles dominated most of the Olympic game at Civic Field, consistently putting pressure on the Trojans throughout the match. “We played with a lot of energy, and passed the ball really well to close out the regular season,” coach Chris Saari said. Goalkeeper Jack Doryland earned his fifth shutout of the season, saving an Olympic penalty kick with 15 minutes left to play. “All of our 13 seniors contributed to the win [on Senior night],” Saari said. It was 2-0 at halftime with Hayden McCartney and Abinet Hayden scoring in the 22nd and 33rd minutes, respectively. Anthony Brandon and Bobby Stevenson scored in the second half with goals in the 49th and 52nd minutes, respectively. Max Bukovnik had to assists in the game. Saari named Stevenson the offensive player of the match, Doryland the defensive player and Bukovnik the transition player. The Port Angeles junior varsity team beat Olympic 4-2.
Kingston 5, Sequim 3 KINGSTON — The Wolves concluded the season with another hard-luck loss, this time by two goals to the Buccaneers. “The kids fought hard,” Sequim coach Dave Brasher said. “They have played tough all year, and for that I’m real proud of them. We have been in pretty much every game.” Kingston scored on two free kicks and on two corner kicks. Scoring for the Wolves were Chris Venegas on a header with an assist by Waylon Lam; Ryan Pinza scored in the 58th minute on a Mason Barrett assist; and Lorenzo Gonzalez scored on a penalty kick in the 79th minute. Irons Ring played strong defense for the Wolves while Barrett and Lijah Sanford both had good days in midfield, Brasher said.
Forks 3, Tenino 2 TENINO — Geovany Miguel helped the Spartans end their season on a positive note. Miguel scored early, scoring off a pass from Nanito Sanchez in the sixth minute. “We got ahead in the sixth minute and were able to stay ahead the rest of the game,” Forks coach Brian Bowers said. The Sanchez-to-Miguel combo hooked up again in the 17th minute, extending the Spartans’ lead to 2-0. The halftime score was 2-1 after Tenino’s goal in the 29th minute. Forks put the game out of reach early in the second half with a goal by Abisi Garcia in the 45th minute. Miguel was involved again, assisting on the score. “Geovany had a heck of a game with two goals and an assist,” Bowers said. Bowers also praised the play of goalkeeper Cody Eng, who recorded 12 saves, and sweeper Chito Uveuta. “It was a pretty good game for us to end the season off, especially since it’s only our second W,” Bowers said. The Spartans end the season with a 2-14 overall record, and 2-13 in the SWL-Evergreen Division. TURN
Wolves take over 1st Defending champions belt Bucs BY LEE HORTON PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQIUM — The Sequim softball team took control of the Olympic League by clobbering Kingston 13-3 Friday night in six innings. The news gets worse for the other title contenders: The defending state-champion Wolves have saved their best for the end of the season. “I think we’re peaking at the right time,” Sequim coach Mike McFarlen said. The Wolves (12-1) and Buccaneers entered the game at the top of the league, each with one loss. After Friday’s defeat, Kingston (12-2) shares second place with fellow two-loss team Port Angeles. Sequim broke the tie at the top behind Makayla Bentz’s pitching and an offense that found many ways to score. Early on, Friday’s game lived up to the hype of two teams fighting for sole possession of the top spot. Kingston scored one in the top of the first and Sequim answered with a run of its own in the bottom of the inning. Pitching ruled the second inning as Kingston’s Allison Hilse and Sequim’s Makayla Bentz both retired all three batters they faced. The Bucs took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third when Alexa
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Sequim’s Bailey Rhodefer heads for first as Kingston catcher Greta Coleman dives for a bunt that hangs in the air in the third inning Friday in Sequim.
Softball Kononakis brought home Alyssa Langager. Then the Wolves got patient, and it paid off. Rylleigh Zbaraschuk walked, Bailey Rhodefer reached on a bunt and Demiree Briones walked, loading the bases with no outs.
All three scored after additional walks by Alexas Besand, Marylu Clift and Kinzie Winfield, giving Sequim a 4-2 lead. Kingston replaced Hilse with Katie Lomas, who halted the threat by retiring the next two batters. But Sequim got to Lomas in the fourth inning, this time by taking their bats off their shoulders.
Rhodefer got it started with a home run that slowly drifted until it finally cleared the rightfield fence. “That’s huge from a No. 2 hitter,” McFarlen said of Rhodefer’s display of power. He added that home runs have been somewhat scarce this season, but recently he has seen more power from his team. TURN
Cowboys peak for playoffs Chimacum ends regular season 15-0 PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
CHIMACUM — The 1A defending state champions are starting their postseason quest for their second straight title in a row. A n d the powerhouse Chimacum Cowboys are still perfect after ending the regular season by ripping Cascade Christian 11-1 in five innings in Nisqually League action Saturday. The Cowboys finish league competition 12-0 and improve to 15-0 overall. They’re going for that rare undefeated season with the state crown the cherry on top of the sundae. “It was an unspoken goal of ours [to go undefeated],” Chimacum coach Jim Dunn said. “We lost only two games last year and we have seven returning starters. So it was an unspoken goal.” So far, so good. The Cowboys open tri-district play Wednesday at home
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Chimacum catcher Austin McConnell guards the plate, makes the catch and keeps Cascade Christian’s Zach Stevenson from scoring during a Nisqually League game played in Chimacum on Saturday. beginning at 4:30 p.m. against the ultimate winner of four teams playing a doubleheader Saturday. The booby prize for winning two straight seeding games is going against one of the most dominate 1A baseball teams for the past several years.
Two state titles, a second place and a third place in the past five years. The four-year varsity seniors at Chimacum now are 72-9 in their high school career. And they’re not done yet. Wednesday’s winner gets an automatic berth to the regionals
in Moses Lake. That team plays a seeding game at tri-districts in Bellingham next weekend. The loser finds itself in two do-or-die games with just the fifth seed on the line in Bellingham. TURN
Hawks set for quarterback competition Jackson to battle Flynn for place on starting team THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
RENTON — Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson says he’s up to the challenge of trying to hold on to his job as the Seattle Seahawks starter. Jackson took the first team snaps Friday during the team’s OTA with the Seahawks facing a full-blown competition between Jackson and newcomer Matt Flynn. Head coach Pete Carroll said Jackson has earned the right to
take the first-team snaps at this point in the offseason with his experience in the system from a season ago. “But from that point, the competition is on and I’m sure those guys are well-informed about that and they understand that,” Carroll said. “It’s going to be really exciting to see how that turns out, and it’s going to take us awhile. There’s no timeline.” Jackson faces a completely different landscape from a season ago, when he signed with the team as an unrestricted free agent. Jackson was handed the starting job last year. With his familiarity with
offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who also came over from Minnesota, the team gave Jackson the reins to the offense in hopes it would allow it to move in the right direction quickly following the lockout.
Offensive struggles Jackson started 15 games for the Seahawks, throwing for 3,091 yards and 14 touchdowns. But Seattle’s offense was stagnant early and didn’t get jump-started until the offensive line began to gel and tailback Marshawn Lynch exploded at mid-season.
Seattle was never able to mount a game-winning drive, despite several opportunities, with Jackson at the helm. It’s the biggest thing that bothers Jackson when he reflects on last year. “I could have done a lot better job of not turning the football over, finishing with points and just being more consistent,” Jackson said. “We didn’t have any drives to win the game at the end of the game and that’s what quarterbacks are supposed to do.” Jackson expected Seattle to try to add talent at the quarterback position over the offseason, and the Seahawks did just that.
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Today’s Monday Softball: North Kitsap at Port Townsend, 4:15 p.m.; Sequim at North Mason, 4:15 p.m.
Area Sports Bowling LAUREL LANES April 28 Pee Wee Kids League Boys’ high game: Jonathon Roland, 89. Girls’ high game: Chloena Morrison, 80. Bantam Kids League Girls’ high game: Sierra Burkett, 122; girls’ high series: Sierra Burkett, 308. Junior Kids League Boys’ high game: Nathan Dewey, 201; boys’ high series: Nathan Dewey, 498. Girls’ high game: Malyssa Gannon, 131; girls’ high series: Malyssa Gannon, 314.
Golf PENINSULA GOLF CLUB Thursday Men’s Club Sub Par Any Two Holes Individual gross: Mike DuPuis, 68. Individual net: Daryle Jensen, 62; Quint Boe, 62; Steve Callis, 64; Joe Tweter, 65; Andy Duran, 65; Ray Santiago, 66. Team gross: Mike DuPuis and Gary Thorne, 65; Rick Parkhurst and Bob Brodhun, 70. Team net: Kerry Perkins and Quint Boe, 57; Ray Dooley and Daryl Jensen, 60; Ray Santiago and Daryl Jensen, 62; Gary McLaughlin and Daryl Jensen, 63; Bill Lindberg and Kevin Borde, 64; Steve Jones and Greg Shield, 64; Steve Callis and Sam Hurworth, 64. Wednesday Merchant League — Week Two Team Points 1. Les Schwab 34.5 2. Team Crestwood 31.5 3. Triggs Dental Lab No. 1 31 4. Fryer Insurance 28.5 5. Joshua’s 28 6. Dream Team 27.5 7. Next Door 27 8. Peninsula College 26.5 9. Taylor Made Construction 26 10. APS Electrical 23.5 11. Glass Services 20 12. Triggs Dental Lab No. 2 19.5 13. Elwood Allstate 19 14. Laurel Lanes No. 2 18.5 15. Lakeside Industries 16 16. John L. Scott 15.5 17. Windermere 10 18. Callis Insurance 8.5 19. Olympic Restoration 7 20. Laurel Lanes No. 1 3 21. D&K Painting 2 Division One (0 to 9 handicap) Individual gross: Paul Reed, 38; Jim Jones, Jr., 38; Greg Senf, 38. Individual net: Rick Roos, 32; Jay Kalla, 33; Jeff James, 33; Eric Thomson, 35; Tom Craker, 35; Tom Boerman, 35; Jan Hardin, 35. Division Two (10 to 14 handicap) Individual gross: Kurt Anderson, 43; Briten Doran, 44. Individual net: Trent Peppard, 28; Ward Dunscomb, 32; Marty Marchant, 32; Don Edgmon, 33; Kent Brauninger, 33; Jesse Long, 33; Randy Barber, 33; Randy Barber, 35; Bob Darling, 35. Division Three ( 15 and up handicap) Individual gross: Tom Arnold, 45; Jay Norberg, 47. Individual net: Steve Uvila, 23; Milt Johnson, 28; Joe Cammack, 28; Rob Wetzler, 32; Jerry Brinkman, 33; Tory Clayton, 33; Helen Arnold, 33. Wednesday Ladies Club Medal Play 18 Holes Individual gross: Sherry Henderson, 71; Dolly Burnett, 75; Linda Beatty, 76; Rena Peabody, 78. 9 Holes Individual net: Kitty Byrne, 41.5; Sandy Granger, 44.5; Barb Thompson, 46. Chip Ins No. 2: Dolly Burnett. No. 8: Sherry Henderson.
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Tuesday Men’s Club Better Nine Individual gross: Mike DuPuis, 34; Rick Parkhurst, 35. Individual net: Joe Tweter, 29; Andy Duran, 30.5; Steve Main, 31; Daryl Jensen, 31; Leo Greenawalt, 31.5. Team gross: Mike DuPuis and Rob Botero, 67. Team net: Steve Main and Brian Duncan, 61; Gary McLaughlin an dLeo Greenawalt, 61; Ray Dooley and Dave Henderson, 61; Ray Dooley and Daryl Jensen, 61; Andy Duran and Rudy Arruda, 61. April 29 Men’s Club Better Nine Individual gross: Gerald Petersen, 36; Rick Hoover, 37. Individual net: Kit Metcalf, 30; Leo Greenawalt, 32; Dave Henderson, 32; Ray Santiago, 32.5; Jan Hardin, 33; Steve Main, 33.5. April 28 Men’s Club Throw Out Three Worst Holes Individual gross: Mike DuPuis, 51; Gerald Petersen, 55. Individual net: Kit Metcalf, 50; Larry Aillaud, 50; Dave Henderson, 50; Andy Duran, 50; Steve Main, 51; Bob Dutrow, 51; Paul Stutesman, 51; Leo Greenawalt, 51. Team gross: Mike DuPuis and Rob Botero, 66; Mike DuPuis and Ryan Seiler, 66. Team net: Larry Aillaud and Paul Stutesman, 60; Larry Aillaud and Gerald Petersen, 61; Jim Cole and Gerald Petersen, 62; Larry Aillaud and Jim Cole, 62; Jim Cole and Paul Stutesman, 62; Dave Henderson and Bernie Anselmo, 62. Ladies Net Doris Sparks, 52; Dolly Burnett, 53; Sherry Henderson, 53. SUNLAND GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Thursday Lady Niners Hidden Holes Individual net: Sandra Marsh, 28.5; Linda Fortney, 29. Wednesday Men’s Game Selective 9 Flight 1 (0—19) Individual gross: Tom Chirhart, 31. Individual net: Dave Fluke, 26.5; Bruce Mullikin, 26.5; Dick Baughn, 27. Flight 2 (20 plus) Individual gross: Bob Berard, 36. Individual net: Bob Patterson, 25.5; Dennis Powell, 27; Russ McClelland, 27. Cedars At Dungeness Thursday Merchant League Low Handicap Division Individual gross: Everett Thometz, 38; John Rasket, 41; Konrad Sutterlin, 41; Scott Mackey, 41. Individual net: Mike Payton, 32; Darwin Ansoyegul, 32; Darren Stephens, 33; Kris Lether, 35. High Handicap Division Individual gross: Kyle Schoessler, 39; Josh Francis, 44; Lance Gardner, 46; Kirk Gries, 49; Greg Ulin, 49; Fred Smith, 49. Individual net: Rick Vennetti, 29; Richard Hansen, 33; Matt Bailey, 33; Walter Ritchie, 35. Closest to pin Hole No. 4 Low Handicap Division: John Raske, 7 ft. 1 in. High Handicap Division: Lance Gardner, 7 ft. 7 in. Hole No. 8 Low Handicap Division: Mark Quinet, 6 ft. 4 in. High Handicap Division: Richard Hansen, 4 ft. 4 in. Tuesday Women’s 18 Hole Monthly Medal Division One Individual net: Barb Burrows, 77; Pat Conway, 77. Division Two Individual net: Elaine Fredrickson, 78; Dian Woodle, 82. Closest to pin Division One Hole No. 11: Pat Scumacker, 30 ft. Division Two Hole No. 11: Elaine Fredrickson, 37 ft. 1 in. Putts Division One: Pat Conway, 33. Division Two: Ruth Wade, 33.
Chip Ins Marlene Erickson: No. 1. Birdies Marlene Erickson: No. 1. Elaine Fredrickson: No. 17. Wednesday Men’s Club ACE Day Flight One Individual gross: Ken Chace, 71. Individual net: Dave Yasumura, 69; Jerry Allen, 70. Flight Two Individual gross: Brian Anderson, 75. Individual net: Walter Stetter, 75; Everett Thometz, 66. Flight Three Individual gross: Robert Gunn, 82. Individual net: JC Schumacher, 67; Paul Ryan, 69; Cary Richardson, 69. Flight Four Individual gross: Ray Ballantyne, 81. Individual net: Bob Purser, 64; Milt Mickey, 68. Flight Five Individual gross: Gary Williams, 89. Individual net: Gayle Doyle, 71; Joe Tomita, 71. Flight Six Individual gross: Tim Lane, 95. Individual net: Ed Fjerstad, 71; Sterling Epps, 71; Sterling Epps, 73; Dave Inglesby, 73. Closest to pin No. 11 Low Division: Brian Anderson, 9 ft. 5 in. High Division: Jay Howard, 10 ft. 8 in. No. 17 Low Division: Everett Thometz and Paul Ryan, 5 ft. 1⁄4 in. High Division: Bob Purse, 7 ft. 7 in. Open: Dave Johnson, 6 ft. 7 in.
Baseball NORTH OLYMPIC LEAGUE Standings through Friday Cal Ripken Major Baseball American League Team W L Eagles 3 2 Elks 4 3 Swain’s 3 4 Local 155 2 5 National League Team W L Lions 6 1 Rotary 5 1 Hi Tech Electronics 2 5 Laurel Lanes 1 5 Babe Ruth 16 U Softball Team W L Diamond Roofing 2 0 ILWU 2 0 Albertson’s 1 0 Kiwanis 0 1 KONP 0 1 West End 0 2 Cal Ripken AAA Minor Baseball Team W L Nippon Paper 3 0 Shaltry Orthodontics 1 1 Laurel Dental Clinic 1 2 Frame & Eye 0 2
Baseball Twins 3, Mariners 2 Minnesota
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IP H R ER BB SO Minnesota Pavano W,2-2 6 8 2 2 0 2 Duensing H,3 1 0 0 0 0 1 Perkins H,2 1 0 0 0 0 2 Capps S,5-5 1 0 0 0 0 2 Seattle Vargas 6 1⁄3 4 1 1 25 Wilhelmsen L,1-1 BS,1-11⁄3 0 2 0 20 Furbush 0 1 0 0 0 0 Delabar 1 1⁄3 0 0 0 01 League 1 0 0 0 1 1 Furbush pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Delabar (Willingham). Umpires_Home, Tim Welke; First, Laz Diaz; Second, Mike Everitt; Third, Paul Schrieber. T—2:42. A—22,492 (47,860).
American League West Division W L Pct GB Texas 17 9 .654 — Oakland 13 14 .481 4½ Seattle 11 17 .393 7 Los Angeles 10 17 .370 7½ East Division W L Pct GB Tampa Bay 19 8 .704 — Baltimore 18 9 .667 1 Toronto 16 11 .593 3 New York 14 12 .538 4½ Boston 11 15 .423 7½ Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 14 10 .583 — Detroit 13 12 .520 1½ Chicago 12 14 .462 3 Kansas City 8 17 .320 6½ Minnesota 7 18 .280 7½ Friday’s Games Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Cleveland 6, Texas 3 Baltimore 6, Boston 4, 13 innings Tampa Bay 7, Oakland 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Kansas City 2 Toronto 4, L.A. Angels 0 Minnesota 3, Seattle 2 Saturday’s Games Baltimore 8, Boston 2 Chicago White Sox at Detroit, late Texas at Cleveland, late N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, late Oakland at Tampa Bay, late Toronto at L.A. Angels, late Minnesota at Seattle, late Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-0) at Detroit (Porcello 2-2), 10:05 a.m. Texas (Darvish 4-0) at Cleveland (Jimenez 2-2), 10:05 a.m. Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 2-1) at Boston (Buchholz 3-1), 10:35 a.m. Oakland (Milone 3-2) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 1-1), 10:40 a.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 1-4) at Kansas City (Hochevar 2-2), 11:10 a.m. Toronto (Hutchison 1-0) at L.A. Angels (Williams 2-1), 12:35 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 0-3) at Seattle (Noesi 1-3), 1:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 10:05 a.m., 1st game Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m., 2nd game Texas at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m. Boston at Kansas City, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Minnesota, 5:10 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 7:10 p.m.
National League West Division W L Los Angeles 18 9 Arizona 14 13 Colorado 12 13 San Francisco 12 14 San Diego 9 18 East Division W L Washington 18 9 Atlanta 16 11 New York 13 13 Philadelphia 13 15 Miami 12 14 Central Division W L St. Louis 16 10
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9 a.m. (13) KCPQ Auto Racing NASCAR, Aaron’s 499 10 a.m. (4) KOMO (6) CHEK Basketball NBA, Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers 10 a.m. (47) GOLF PGA, Wells Fargo Championship 11 a.m. (28) TBS Baseball MLB, New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals 11:10 a.m. WGN Baseball MLB, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs Noon (5) KING Hockey NHL, St. Louis Blues vs. Los Angeles Kings Noon (7) KIRO Golf PGA, Championship 12:30 p.m. (4) KOMO (6) CHEK Basketball NBA, Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks 12:30 p.m. (8) GBLBC Golf PGA, Championship 1 p.m. (25) ROOT Baseball MLB, Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners 4 p.m. (31) TNT Basketball NBA, Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics 4:30 p.m. (2) CBUT Hockey NHL, Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils 5 p.m. (26) ESPN Baseball MLB, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals 6 p.m. (25) ROOT Hockey WHL, Edmonton Oil Kings vs. Portland Winter Hawks 6:30 p.m. (31) TNT Basketball NBA, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets Cincinnati Houston Milwaukee Pittsburgh Chicago
13 12 .520 2½ 12 14 .462 4 12 14 .462 4 11 15 .423 5 10 17 .370 6½ Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs 5, L.A. Dodgers 4 Cincinnati 6, Pittsburgh 1 Washington 4, Philadelphia 3, 11 innings Arizona 5, N.Y. Mets 4 Houston 5, St. Louis 4 Atlanta 9, Colorado 8, 11 innings Miami 9, San Diego 8, 12 innings Milwaukee 6, San Francisco 4 Saturday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Washington 7, Philadelphia 1 Arizona at N.Y. Mets, late Milwaukee at San Francisco, late Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, late St. Louis at Houston, late Atlanta at Colorado, late Miami at San Diego, late Today’s Games Arizona (Cahill 2-2) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 3-1), 10:10 a.m. Cincinnati (Latos 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Morton 1-2), 10:35 a.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 1-3) at Houston (Happ 2-1), 11:05 a.m. L.A. Dodgers (Harang 1-2) at Chicago Cubs (Wood 0-0), 11:20 a.m. Atlanta (Beachy 2-1) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-0), 12:10 p.m. Miami (Nolasco 3-0) at San Diego (Wieland 0-4), 1:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 1-1) at San Francisco (M.Cain 1-2), 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 3-1) at Washington (Zimmermann 1-2), 5:05 p.m. Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago Cubs, 5:05 p.m. Miami at Houston, 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 6:40 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.
Track and Field Bests Track and Field Peninsula Bests Boys 100 1. Shane WhiteEagle, Forks, 11.34. 2. Jayson Brocklesby, Sequim, 11.42. 3. Easton Temres, Port Angeles, 11.62. 200 1. Shane WhiteEagle, Forks, 22.94. 2. Emanuel Herrera, Sequim, 23.45. 2. Jayson Brocklesby, Sequim, 23.83. 400 1. Jayson Brocklesby, Sequim, 49.92. 2. Brendan Dennis, Port Angeles, 53.62. 3. Justin Morris, Chimacum, 54.75. 800 1. Brendan Dennis, Port Angeles, 1:58.71. 2. Skyler Coppenrath, Port Townsend, 2:08.02. 3. Joel Williams, Crescent, 2:0.45. 1500 1. Adrian Clifford, Sequim, 4:28.54. 2. Michael Ahrens, Port Angeles, 4:34.69. 3. Kyle Tupper, Port Angeles, 4:35.05. 1600 1. Nick Shindler, Port Angeles, 4:37.07. 2. Adrian Clifford, Sequim, 4:40.54. 3. Kyle Tupper, Port Angeles, 4:52. 3000 1. Nick Shindler, Port Angeles, 9:48.05. 2. Kyle Tupper, Port Angeles, 9:52.12. 3. Adrian Clifford, Sequim, 9:57.46. 3200 1. Nick Shindler, Port Angeles, 9:46.32. 2. Kyle Tupper, Port Angeles, 10:22.86.
3. Adrian Clifford, Sequim, 10:28.37. 110 Hurdles 39 in. 1. Emanuel Herrera, Sequim, 15.97. 2. Matthew Waldrip, Crescent, 17.04. 3. Joel Williams, Crescent, 17.84. 300 Hurdles 36 in. 1. Emanuel Herreta, Sequim, 40.47. 2. Matthew Waldrip, Crescent, 43.03. 3. Joel Williams, Crescent, 43.24. 3K Steeplechase 1. Nick Shindler, Port Angeles, 9:20.35. 2. Kyle Tupper, Port Angeles, 9:40.57. 3. Peter Ohnstad, Sequim, 11:23.33. 4x100 Relay 1. Jayson Brocklesby, Emanuel Herrera, Christian Miles, Lopaka Yasamura, Sequim, 44.27. 2. Jayson Brocklesby, Dylan Chatters, Christian Miles, Lopaka Yasamura, Sequim, 44.39. 3. Lopaka Yasamura, Christian Miles, Jayson Brocklesby, Mack Grinnell, Sequim, 44.59. 4x200 Relay 1. Tony Dalgardno, Nick Shindler, Kyle Tupper, Easton Temres, Port Angeles, 1:49.69. 4x400 Relay 1. Joel Williams, Donovan Christie, Kyle Hutto, Matthew Waldrip, Hamish Peers, Crescent, 3:44.48. 2. Adrian Clifford, Judah Breitbach, Dylan Chatters, Michael Ahrens, Sequim, 3:45. 3. Kyle Tupper, Tony Dalgardno, Brendan Dennis, Skyler Coppenrath, Port Townsend, 3:47.76. Shot Put —12 lb. 1. Mike Zapein, Crescent, 45-6.5. 2. Daryl Settlemire, Chimacum, 43-8 in. 3. Lopaka Yasamura, Sequim, 42.
Discus 1. Daryl Settlemire, Chimacum, 1411. 2. Mike Zapien, Crescent, 126-5. 3. Eugene Haynes, Forks, 10-0. Javelin—800 g 1. Jordan Norberg, Port Angeles, 173-0. 2. Cameron Braithwaite, Port Angeles, 165-4. 3. Justin Morris, Chimacum, 157-5. High Jump 1. Jayson Brocklesby, Sequim, 6-4. 2. Donovan Christie, Crescent, 5-10. 3. Ryan Willis, Clallam Bay, 5-10. Pole Vault 1. Mack Grinnell, Sequim, 12-0. 2. Hamish Peers, Sequim, 11-0. 3. Jordan Norberg, Port Angeles, 10-6. Long Jump 1. Cameron Braithwaite, Port Angeles, 21-6.5. 2. Chad Smith, Port Townsend, 20-6 3. Titus Pascua, Neah Bay, 19-3.25. Triple Jump 1. Cameron Braithwaite, Port Angeles, 43-9.50. 2. Jayson Brocklesby, Sequim, 39-11.25. 3. Skyler Coppenrath, Port Townsend, 39-.25. Hammer 1. Tony Dalgardno, Port Angeles, 1280. 2. Matt Robbins, Port Angeles, 90-1. 3.Jordan Norberg, Port Angeles, 89-0. Girls 100 1. Jolene Millsap, Port Angeles, 12.92. 2. Elyse Lovgren, Port Angeles, 13.41. 3. Jewel Johnson, Port Townsend, 13.57.
200 1. Jolene Millsap, Port Angeles, 27.27. 2. Elyse Lovgren, Port Angeles, 27.61. 3. Jewel Johnson, Port Townsend, 27.90. 200 Meters—Relay Split 1. Kellie Belford, Crescent, 26.80. 2. Jandi Frantz, Crescent, 29. 3. Lynn Grover, Crescent, 29.30. 400 1. Marie Karlsen, Port Townsend, 62.55. 2. Zoe Owens, Port Angeles, 65.54. 3. Jasmine McMullin, Sequim, 67.71. 800 1. Brittany Grant, Port Townsend, 2:28.80. 2. Kari Larson, Forks, 2:30.52. 3. Khason Politika, Port Angeles, 2:42.02. 1500 1. Brittany Grant, Port Townsend, 5:17.72. 2. Elizabeth Stevenson, Port Angeles, 5:30.85. 3. Kari Larson, Forks, 5:36.40. 1600 1. Brittany Grant, Port Townsend, 5:31.03. 2. Elizabeth Stevenson, Port Angeles, 5:41.51. 3. Annika Pederson, Port Angeles, 5:57.19. 1 Mile 1. Elizabeth Stevenson, Port Angeles, 5:54.47. 3000 1. Annika Pederson, Port Angeles, 12:18.04. 2. Elizabeth Stevenson, Port Angeles, 12:09.89. 3.Annika Pederson, Port Angeles, 12:32.14.
3200 1. Brittany Grant, Port Townsend, 11:51. 2. Elizabeth Stevenson, Port Angeles, 12:09.89. 3. Annika Pederson, Port Angeles, 12:32.14. 100 Hurdles—33 in. 1. Sarah Hutchison, Sequim, 17.10. 2. Cassy Schroeder, Forks, 18.04. 3. Courtney Winck, Neah Bay, 18.27. 300 Hurdles 1. Sarah Hutchison, Sequim, 50.01. 2. Rebecca Stewart, Port Townsend, 51.87. 3. Kellie Belford, Crescent, 53.54. 2 K Steeplechase 1. Brittany Grant, Port Townsend, 7:57.03. 2.Taylor Jones, Port Angeles, 9:03.48. 3. Bailey Reader, kPort Angeles, 9:22.53. 4x100 Relay 1. Jolene Millsap, Elyse Lovgren, Allison Hodgin, Brittany Norberg, Port Angeles, 54.59. 2. Elyse Lovgren, Tarah Erickson, Cami Raber, Jolene Millsap, Port Angeles, 54.65. 3. Khaya Elliot, Elyse Lovgren, Jolene Millsap, Khaya Elliot, Port Angeles, 54.70. 4x200 Relay 1. Relay team, Port Townsend, 1:52.45. 2. Rebecca Stewart, Marie Karlsen, Mandi England, Port Townsend, 1:52.66. 3. Vanessa Ridgeway, Emily VanDyken, Hannah Hudson, Vanessa Ridgeway, Sequim, 1:55.53. 4x400 Relay 1. Relay team, Port Townsend, 4:23.10.
2. Jewel Johnson, Brittany Grant, Marie Karlsen, Port Townsend,4:23.68. 3. Jewel Johnson, Rebecca Stewart, Brittany Grant, Marie Karlsen, Port Townsend, 4:24.67. Shot Put —4kg 1. Sydney Christenson, Forks, 35-40. 2. Faye Chartraw, Neah Bay, 34-1. 3. Mercedes Flores, Forks, 31-3. Discus 1. Sydney Christenson, Forks, 97-11. 2. Christine Unrue, Port Townsend, 90-4. 3. Theresa Soha, Forks, 87-10. Javelin—600 g 1. Katelyn Noard, Port Angeles, 1076. 2. Devanie Christie, Crescent, 103-7. 3. Krista Hathaway, Chimacu, 103-5. High Jump 1. Haleigh Harrison, Sequim, 5-0. 1. Laura Cabaliero, Port Townsend, 5-0. 3. Patricia Reeves, Port Townsend, 4-8. Pole Vault 1. Tarah Erickson, Port Angeles, 10-6. 2. Emily VanDyken, Sequim, 8-0. 3. Sarah Hutchison, Sequim, 7-6. Long Jump 1.Jasmine McMullin, Sequim, 15-5. 2. Marie Karlsen, Port Townsend, 15-0. 2. Courtney Winck, Neah Bay, 15-0. Triple Jump 1. Jasmine McMullin, Sequim, 31-10. 2. Patricia Reeves, Port Townsend, 21-5.5 3. Rebecca Stewart, Port Townsend, 31-2.50. Hammer 1. Cami Raber, Port Angeles, 61-6. 2. Brittany Horberg, Port Angeles, 55-4. 3.Tracie Macias, Port Angeles, 54-11.
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
I’ll Have Another captures Derby THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — I’ll Have Another ran down Bodemeister in the final furlong Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby, ending up in the winner’s circle despite a rookie jockey, a more famous stable pony, and a price tag of just $11,000 as a yearling. With Mario Gutierrez aboard, the chestnut colt stormed out of post No. 19 — the first winner from that slot in 138 runnings of the Derby — and bided his time back in mid-pack while Bodemeister set a blistering pace on a hot, muggy afternoon. “He’s an amazing horse. I kept telling everybody, from the first time I met him, I knew he was the one. I knew he was good,” Gutierrez said. “I said in an interview, even if they allowed me to pick from the whole rest of the field, I would have stayed with him, 100 percent, no doubt about it.” But a record crowd of 165,307 looking on didn’t know 15-1 shot I’ll Have Another had the goods until the 20-horse field turned for home. That’s when Gutierrez, who moved up between horses around the final turn, positioned his colt not far from the rail and set him down to run. I’ll Have Another over.
“He’s an amazing horse. I kept telling everybody, from the first time I met him, I knew he was the one. I knew he was good.” MARIO GUTIERREZ Winning jockey hauled a tiring Bodemeister to win by 1 1-2 lengths. Bodemeister, trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, was second and Dullahan was a neck back in third. Trainer Doug O’Neill didn’t waste any time vowing that I’ll Have Another will go on to the Preakness in two weeks. “Maryland, here we come baby!” he said. I’ll Have Another made his way to the starting gate accompanied by his stable pony, Lava Man, another cheap purchase turned into a career winner of more than $5 million by O’Neill. The trainer has made his name predominantly in Southern California, although he’s won three Breeders’ Cup races. One of his best horses, Steviewonderboy, was the winter favorite for the 2006 Derby before being sidelined by injuries early that year. A hot pace was expected from speedster Trinniberg,
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Jockey Mario Gutierrez reacts after riding I’ll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday in Louisville, Ky. although, surprisingly, it was Bodemeister under jockey Mike Smith who blazed to the front and forced Trinniberg to take a backseat. In the late afternoon heat — mid 80s — Bodemeister set impossibly fast fractions.
He ran the opening quarter-mile in 22.32 seconds and the half-mile in 45.39. Meanwhile, I’ll Have Another was comfortably galloping along behind the blazing speed. Gutierrez, born in Mexico and riding
his first Derby at 25, angled his colt clear on the final turn and took dead-aim at Bodemeister, who was clearly in front at the top of the stretch. Went the Day Well finished fourth, followed by Creative Cause, Liaison, 5-1
favorite Union Rags, Rousing Sermon, Hansen, Daddy Nose Best and Optimizer. Alpha was 12th, followed by El Padrino, Done Talking, Sabercat, Gemologist, Trinniberg, Prospective, Take Charge Indy and Daddy Long Legs was last.
Mariners drop seventh game in a row THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE — The last thing Seattle reliever Tom Wilhelmsen remembered hearing was to throw home if he was able to force a comebacker to the mound. So when Minnesota’s Denard Span tapped back to the mound with the bases loaded and the Mariners trying to hold a late lead what did Wilhelmsen do? “I had a brain (lapse) and a pretty important one,” Wilhelmsen said. “Cost us the ball game.” Wilhelmsen’s throwing error was the catalyst to a three-run seventh inning for the Twins, capped by Joe Mauer’s two-out RBI single, and Minnesota rallied for a
3-2 win on Friday night, handing the Mariners their seventh straight loss. Minnesota snapped a 25-inning scoreless streak with its three-run seventh and put to rest a few of the bad memories from Wednesday night’s no-hitter at the hands of Angels’ ace Jered Weaver. Meanwhile, Seattle lost by one run for the fourth time in its past five games. “We’ve gone through a lot this last week,” Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. “Look at all these tight ballgames. They will be better and stronger for it and wiser for it.” Seattle’s bullpen struggles ruined a strong start by lefty Jason Vargas, who
threw 6 1/3 innings before giving way to Wilhelmsen with a 2-0 lead. And it quickly fell apart. Vargas departed after giving up a one-out double to Chris Parmelee. Wilhelmsen entered and walked Alexi Casilla and Trevor Plouffe to load the bases. Wilhelmsen looked as if he was going to get out of the inning when Span tapped back to the mound. Wilhelmsen (1-1) grabbed the grounder with his bare hand and it appeared to throw him off. Instead of coming home for the force out, Wilhelmsen hesitated then rushed his throw to second, the ball tailing wide of the bag and almost out of Dustin Ack-
ley’s reach. But everyone was safe thanks to the errant throw and Parmelee scored for the Twins’ first run since the eighth inning of their game Monday against the Angels. “I think the fact that he was so surprised he caught it with the bare hand threw him off,” Wedge said. Jamey Carroll followed with a grounder wide of first and the only play was a force out of Span at second, allowing Casilla to score the tying run. That was it for Wilhelmsen, who was showered with boos as he was replaced by Charlie Furbush to face Mauer. On a 3-1 pitch, Mauer grounded back up the middle. The bouncer
glanced off Brendan Ryan’s stretched glove and trickled onto the outfield grass to score Plouffe. “We needed that. We banged the ball around a lot. We didn’t come up with the timely hits like we wanted, but we took advantage of the one mistake they made which is nice to do,” Twins’ starter Carl Pavano said. “It’s a break that went our way that we haven’t seen in a while.” Slugging rookie Jesus Montero started Seattle’s fifth-inning rally with a double off the wall in deep left-center field as the pitchers in the Mariners’ bullpen waved frantically for the ball to carry over the fence.
It didn’t, but Montero was jogging home one pitch later when Kyle Seager sliced a double into the leftcenter field gap to give Seattle the lead. After Justin Smoak flew out to center field, Mike Carp lined a double over Ryan Doumit’s head in right field to score Seager. Carroll was able to keep another run from scoring when his diving stop held Ryan to an infield single and Carp stopped at third. Dustin Ackley then flew out to end the inning. But that was the only time Seattle got to Pavano, who was efficient in his six innings. Pavano (2-2) threw only 69 pitches and didn’t walk a batter.
Preps: Forks sweeps Tenino in softball CONTINUED FROM B1 on the mound, and was a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate with an RBI, a run and Softball three stolen bases. Forks 5, 10, Tabetha Brock was the Tenino 4, 5 offensive star with three RBIs and two runs. TENINO — Jillian Freshman Alisha Chase, Raben helped the Spartans sweep a doubleheader with who came up from the Forks JV team to start at Tenino on April 27. third base, went 2 for 4 Raben pitched all 15 innings in the twinbill, and with two runs and an RBI. Along with Chase, the went a combined 6 for 7 at Spartans started two other the plate. freshmen, three sophoIn the first game, the Beavers jumped to an early mores and three juniors. “It was nice to get two lead by scoring four runs in wins,” Forks coach Scott the first inning. Justus said. But Raben held them “Our girls are so young scoreless for the rest of the and inexperienced, so it game while the Spartans’ was good to beat a team offense chipped away at ahead of us in the [SWLthe deficit. Forks scored one run in Evergreen Division] standings.” the third, fifth, sixth and seventh innings to tie the score, 4-4, before prevailing Game 1 with another run in the Forks 5, Tenino 4 (8 innings) extra inning. Forks 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 —5 13 3 Tenino 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 —4 5 3 Raben struck out 11 Raben batters and went 3 for 4 at WPPitching Statistics the plate with a run and Forks: Raben 8 IP, 11 K, 1 BB, 2 ER. Hitting Statistics two stolen bases. Forks: Raben 3-4, R, 2 SB; Collins 2-4, 2B, R; Sabrina Collins and Price 2-4, 2 3B, 2 R. Sassy Price also had nice Game 2 games at the plate. Collins was 2 for 4 with Forks 10, Tenino 5 a run and an RBI, and Tenino 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 — 5 7 3 Forks 2 5 0 0 1 2 x — 10 10 2 Price had two triples and WP- Raben two runs. Pitching Statistics In the second game, Forks: Raben 7 IP, 8 K, 4 BB. Statistics both offenses got off to good Hitting Forks: Brock 2-4, 3 RBIs, 2 R; Raben 3-3, R, starts. RBI, 3 SB; Chase 2-4, 2 R, RBI, SB. Forks scored two in the first and five in the second Hoquiam 10, 15, inning to lead 7-5. Forks 0, 0 After that, Raben and HOQUIAM — The the Spartans’ defense kept Spartans were dealt a the Beavers from scoring tough blow when Alisha again. Shaw was hit by a pitch on Raben struck out eight
the wrist and was unable to throw. With Shaw unable to make her scheduled start or make a relief appearance, Jillian Raben was forced to start and pitch every inning of both games. After pitching a total of 15 innings a few days earlier, Forks coach Scott Justus said Raben was obviously fatigued. The Forks’ offense didn’t help much. With only five hits in the two games combined, the Spartans failed to capitalize on a normally mistake-prone Hoquiam defense. “We didn’t put the ball in play to cause any errors,” Justus said. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, had no problem generating offense. In game one, Nicole Kilmer hit a home run and Ellie Quercia hit two in the second game, a solo shot and a grand slam. Along with her homers, Quercia had a double, three runs and five RBIs in the game. “The bad news for the rest of the league is she’s only a freshman,” Justus said. Forks (4-12, 3-11) finishes the season with doubleheaders against North Beach and the Port Angeles JV team.
Golf Sequim champions SEQUIM — The Wolves dominated the Olympic League golf competition by
winning both the boys and girls titles while Port Angeles had four named to the all-league teams, including one MVP. The boys MVP for Olympic League golf is Port Angeles junior Joe Barnes, who is playing his first year in the sport. Barnes took top honors with a nine-hole scoring average of 38 while teammate Jordan Negus was right behind with a 38.4. Sequim state-class senior Ryan O’Mera was third in league with 38.5, followed by Logan Schnuit of Klahowya with 40.2, Garrett Payton of Port Angeles ties Trent Ferris of Olympic with 40.8 each, and Casey Torres of Sequim also made allleague honors with 43.4. The Sequim boys and girls teams both won the league championships with a dual-meet record of 8-0 each. Klahowya’s Sally Fletcher took girls MVP honors with an average of 47.4. Others making the allleague team were Kingston’s Aimee Zehrung with 48.4, Hailey Estes of Sequim with 48.8, Dana Fox of Port Angeles with 49.1, Karin Muggli of North Kitsap with 51.1, Elisa Sallee of Sequim with 52.5 and Anna Rees of North Kitsap with 53.5. The league tournament is set for Tuesday at Bremerton’s Gold Mountain Golf Club, the girls on the Cascade course and the boys on the Olympic
course, starting at 11:30 a.m. each. The top six boys qualify for state, the next nine to the West Central District tournament at Gold Mountain on May 15. The top eight girls,meanwhile, earn automatic state berths, and the next 12 qualify for districts at the same location. On Thursday, the Sequim girls wrapped up their perfect league season by beating Klahowya 272301 at The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course. This is the second year in a row the Wolves have won league, going 15-0-1 the last two seasons. Sequim, 8-0 in league and 10-1 overall, was led by medalist Sallee, who scored a 52. Maddy Fisher was right behind with 53. “It has been a fun season and we have a lot to took forward to in the future, being such a young team,” coach Garrett Smithson said. “We will miss our senior leader, Hailey Estes, but like I told her, there is a lot of golf left in the postseason.”
Track and Field Olympic League championships POULSBO — Five North Olympic Peninsula athletes captured league titles in the early going of the championship meet at North Kitsap High School. Peninsula athletes earned three boys titles and two girls individual
championships. Nick Shindler of Port Angeles claimed the top spot in the 3200-meter run in a time of 9:57.67 while teammate Cameron Braithwaite was first in the long jump with a leap of 21-7.25. Sequim’s Jayson Brocklesby, meanwhile, took top honors in high jump with a height of 6-2. Port Townsend’s Chad Smith was second in long jump at 19-4. On the girls side, Port Angeles had two other winners as Katelyn Noard won the javelin with a toss of 98 feet, 11 inches, and Tarah Erickson soared in pole vault with a height of 9 feet even. Boys 3200—1, Nick Shindler (PA) 9:57.67. 2, Ian Goldizen (Oly) 10:00.58. 3, Craig Boekenoogen (Oly) 10:00.93. Shot put—1, Kyle Fisher (Brem) 45-1.5. 2, Lopaka Yasamura (Seq) 44-5. 3, Kyle Campbell (Oly) 44-0.5. High jump—1, Jayson Brocklesby (Seq) 6-2. 2, Taylor Stephens (NK) 6-0. 3, Brandon Dunham (NM) 5-8. Long jump—1, Cameron Braithwaite (PA) 21-7.25. 2, Chad Smith (PT) 19-4. 3, Carson Roberts (NK) 18-11.25. Girls 3200—1, Marina Roberts (King) 11:05.88. 2, Annie Roberts (King) 11:43.23. 3, Clara Lund (NK) 11:49.96. Discus—1, Lexi Simmons (NK) 103-8. 2, Ruby Nelson (NM) 96-9. 3, Katelyn Noard (PA) 84-4. Javelin—1, Noard (PA) 98-11. 2, Emily Walsh (NM) 95-2. 3, Kelsie Styrlund (Brem) 91-8. Pole vault—1, Tarah Erickson (PA) 9-0. 2, Sarah Hutchison (Seq) 8-0. 3, Leah Adair (Kla) 8-0. Triple jump—1, Alexandra Lanzafame (NK) 34-5.75. 2, Hannah Snyder (NK) 33-2.5. 3, Emma Berg (NM) 33-1.25.
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WASHINGTON — Back a few seasons ago, when Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green were helping the Washington Capitals finally start to emerge from years of rebuilding with a go-go, attacking style, the team promoted its high-scoring core group with the slogan “Young Guns.” These days, the Capitals are succeeding in the playoffs with a more conservative, defensive-minded style — and it still never hurts when the best of the best put the puck in the net. Defenseman Green’s slap shot on a power play with 5:48 left in regulation was the go-ahead goal, and Ovechkin and Backstrom scored Saturday, too, lifting the Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the top-seeded New York Rangers that tied their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece. When the bygone marketing tag was mentioned in the loud Capitals locker room afterward, the 26-year-old Green repeated the reporter’s words, saying with a wry smirk: “‘Young Guns’? Not so young anymore. But we needed to step up.” According to STATS LLC, it was the 13th time in their Capitals careers — all were first-round draft picks — that Ovechkin, Backstrom and Green scored in the same game, but first in any postseason. Washington’s record in those games? Not surprisingly, 13-0. That trio last tallied together on Oct. 30, 2010, STATS said.
NHL Playoffs “People have been talking about (how) we need to step up,” said Backstrom, who missed 40 games in the regular season with a concussion and hadn’t scored since Game 2 of the opening round against Boston. “If you work hard, good things happen to you, somebody told me.” Ovechkin made it 1-0 about 12½ minutes into the game with a 40-foot slap shot after Rangers rookie Chris Kreider accidentally sent the puck to the twotime NHL MVP’s stick. In the second period, Ovechkin’s skates left the ice as he delivered a high hit to defenseman Dan Girardi, a play that resulted in a charging penalty against the Russian wing and could draw attention from the league office. “My head’s kind of there,” Girardi said, “and he hits it.” Ovechkin, treated for a bloody upper lip in the third period, said he was trying to protect himself and thought he caught Girardi in the shoulder, not the head. Capitals coach Dale Hunter offered this analysis: “It was incidental contact, where both of them were looking down and they hit each other.” Rangers coach John Tortorella’s take? Who knows? He declined to answer a general question about the officiating and walked out of his news conference after about 30 seconds. On the go-ahead goal, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan got knocked down
along the boards and lost the puck, which went to Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman. He slid the puck over to a wide-open Green, who slammed into the glass after releasing his shot from the right circle. “I didn’t see the puck,” Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist said. “I was pretty much just guessing where it was going.” It allowed the No. 7-seeded Capitals to make a much-needed recovery from what could have been a demoralizing defeat: The Rangers won Game 3 in triple overtime. “If we lost this one, we’d be down 3-1, going back there [to New York]. So the guys knew what was at stake,” Hunter said, “and they came out with a big first period, a big push. We generated a lot of offense.” Well, relatively speaking. The Rangers host Game 5 on Monday night, with Game 6 at Washington on Wednesday. Artem Anisimov had a goal and an assist for the Rangers. New York’s other goal came from Marian Gaborik, who scored the Game 3 winner after nearly 115 minutes. The teams had two days off to rest and recuperate from that marathon, which began Wednesday night and finished after midnight. The Rangers’ 2-1 victory in that game might have given them control of the series. But anyone counting out the Capitals must have forgotten that they haven’t lost two games in a row since March 22-23.
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Victoria Highlanders’ Jared Stephens, left, vies with Washington’s Chris Brundage for the header as fellow Husky Michael Harris watches from the foreground during Saturday’s exhibition match between the two teams at Peninsula College on Saturday. It was the first time the Huskies have played soccer in Port Angeles. The Highlanders are a semi-pro team.
Baseball: Riders lose first sub-district game CONTINUED FROM B1 11-0 on the year, giving up just one run all year. And that one run came “We win and we’re in [regionals], or we lose and Saturday with team ace our life’s almost over,” Dunn Landon Cray on the mound. “That was a goofy run,” said. “Wednesday’s game is Dunn said. Cray, three-time league very important for us.” Are the Cowboys ready? MVP and all-state player, Just ask Cascade Chris- had two strikes on the battian, which came in needing ter when the player swung to win to earn a playoff at a wild pitch that hit standout catcher Austin berth. Cascade threw its ace McConnell on the Adam’s pitcher, who was knocked apple. The Cascade batter out in the third inning by made it to first as the Cowthe Cowboys. “We took care of busi- boys were attending to McConnell, who shook off ness,” Dunn said. The Cowboys’ two top the ball to his throat and pitchers are a combined never left the game.
That baserunner eventually scored. Cray (5-0) threw the whole five innings, striking out 12 while giving up just two hits and no walks. Yet to give up a run this year is Quinn Eldridge, who is 6-0 with a 0.00 ERA. Egan Cornachione is 3-0 while McConnell, the No. 3 pitcher last year, is 1-0 on the mound. Lucas Dukek had the big bat in the game by going 2 for 3 with a triple and four RBIs while Mike Nordberg was right behind, going 2 for 4 with a double and four RBIs. Brady Anderson was 2
for 3 with an RBI and run Fairgrounds. Port Angeles was set to while Cornachione went 2 play for the third-fourth for 3 with two runs. seed at the West Central Tournament Chimacum 11, Cascade Christian 1 District against the loser between Cascade 0 0 1 0 0 — 1 2 2 Chimacum 1 2 7 0 1 — 11 13 1 North Kitsap and LindWP- Cray (5-0) bergh on Saturday. Pitching Statistics The Vikings and LindChimacum: Cray 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 12 K, 0 BB. bergh played earlier SaturHitting Statistics Chimacum: Dukek 2-3, 3B, 4 RBIs; Nordberg 2-4, day when their first-round 2B, 4 RBIs; Anderson 2-3, RBI, R; Cornachione 2-3, seeding game was rained 2 R. out Friday. Sequim was playing a White River 4, doubleheader at Enumclaw Port Angeles 2 High School after its firstBREMERTON — The Roughriders, the Olympic League runners-up, lost to the South Puget Sound League winners in a subdistrict seeding game Friday at the Kitsap County
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CONTINUED FROM B1 Sequim once again loaded the bases. With the score 6-2 and Again, Haupt came to the bases loaded again, bat, and again the Wolves Columbia Haupt emptied found different ways to them in a manner that score. exemplified the Wolves’ varGrubb scored on a passed ied offensive day. ball to make it 11-3. First, Besand scored Then Haupt brought in from third base after a Clift with a sacrifice passed ball. ground-out to second base. Haupt brought in HanHaupt’s productivity in nah Grubb and Clift with a the thick of the action drew double. praise from McFarlen. Haupt then crossed After a Kingston error at home plate herself, thanks first base, Darian Hall to a hit from Amber Robb, scored to make it 13-3, endand Sequim’s lead was 10-2. ing the game by way of the Bentz limited the Bucs 10-run mercy rule. to one run over the next two McFarlen called the win innings. “huge,” but pointed out his It was a typical perfor- team closes out the regular mance for Bentz, who season with three road pitched all six innings and games next week, including struck out six. matchups with second“She’s been solid all place teams Kingston on year,” McFarlen said. “She Tuesday and Port Angeles hasn’t lost once.” on Wednesday. In bottom of the sixth, Before those games, the
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Mike McHenry, Lower Elwha Klallam tribe’s habitat program manager, and Randall McCoy, the tribe’s geographic information systems manager, survey the old log dump that will be cleared as part of the habitat restoration project.
Restoring the spit Tribe, state DNR team up to remove old Ediz Hook log dump BY TIFFANY ROYAL NORTHWEST INDIAN FISHERIES COMMISSION AND PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Habitat restoration is planned on a 1,200-foot stretch of Ediz Hook this summer. The Lower Elwha Klallam tribe and state Department of Natural Resources will restore the “A-frame” site on the spit, a former log dump area that was used until the 1970s. It will be cleared of fill and existing structures during an eight-week period starting June 16. The first step — breaking up the concrete — may begin earlier, according to Mike McHenry, the tribe’s habitat program manager. “The goal is to improve the shoreline for forage fish spawning, including smelt and sand lance, the critters that salmon like to eat,” McHenry said. “It will also benefit people because it will be much more accessible for recreation. “It’s kind of a dangerous place now because of the fill and the junk that’s there.” This project is the third of three phases of restoration of central Ediz Hook. The first phase restored 1,800 linear feet of shoreline to the west of the site and included grading and placement of 22,000 cubic feet of sand, installation of large woody debris and revegetation with native dune grass and wildflowers. In the second phase, DNR
removed the over-water dock portion of the A-frame, constructed mostly of creosote-treated pilings, in 2008. However, other portions of the structure were left behind, such as shoreline armoring, concrete chunks, metal scraps and other debris.
Remove fill The tribe’s habitat restoration crew also will remove 5,000 yards of fill, some of which has been determined as lightly contaminated by hydrocarbons, such as petroleum and wood waste. This material will be replaced with clean sand and gravel to reshape the beach. The crew will add woody debris to stabilize the area, then finish it off by planting native dune grasses. The work will cost about $500,000, McHenry said. Funding comes from an Environmental Protection Agency Puget Sound Tribal Implementation Assistance grant. “The costs are high because of the contaminated fill” and trucking, McHenry said. “Some will be trucked as far as Bremerton.” One benefit of the project is that the restored beach will naturally protect Ediz Hook Road, which has been subjected to erosive forces for years, McHenry said. During restoration, the portion of the Port Angeles Waterfront Trail adjacent to the A-frame site
will stay open, but the construction area will be fenced, preventing public access. DNR and the tribe each contributed funds in 2009 to develop a feasibility study and design for the project. “The Ediz Hook project is already a great success story and illustrates the effectiveness of partnerships in restoring our shorelines,” said Peter Goldmark, state commissioner of public lands. “DNR is proud to be a part of this restoration effort with the Lower Elwha tribe and the city of Port Angeles.” The city of Port Angeles has been intimately involved with the planning, McHenry said; it has permitted the project and has been “just generally supportive” of the improvement. Said Nathan West, director of city community and economic development: “The city of Port Angeles is excited about the improvements that this project will make to this very visible and highly utilized portion of Ediz Hook. “Ediz Hook is a priority recreation area as established by our Shoreline Master Program public visioning process. “The city is very grateful to the tribe and DNR for their effort in ensuring this public vision is fulfilled.”
________ Tiffany Royal is the information officer for the Hood Canal/Strait of Juan de Fuca Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. PDN Managing Editor/News Leah Leach contributed to this report.
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A concrete driveway skirt and four creosote-covered poles mark the former truck entrance to the now-defunct A-frame log dump.
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Mike McHenry, left, and Randall McCoy, both working for the Lower Elwha tribe, look at an old structure that will be removed as part of the restoration project.
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A concrete monolith that once supported a dumping area for logs remains just offshore.
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AAUW lauds its Sequim Girl of Month PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM — The Clallam branch of the American Association of University Women has selected Emily McFarland as its Sequim Girl of the Month. Emily is a student with the Olympic Pe n i n s u l a Academy, a parent partnership program for McFarland children and families who design and implement all or part of each child’s educational curriculum. She exhibits great maturity, enthusiasm and dedication to excellence, according to her literature teacher, Kimberly Glasser.
Emily also was praised for working well with others and her ability to organize and execute plans with classmates and adults. She has been involved in international volunteer work and community charities. Always aware of the needs of others, Emily has the ability to include others in her wide-reaching activities. Emily plans to attend Utah Valley University, where she wants to study sign language interpretation and education. PORT ANGELES SCHOOL DISTRICT After graduating from Franklin Elementary School teachers gather with Olympic Kiwanis Club President Geri Zanon, right college, she plans to return foreground, after a teacher appreciation presentation recently at the school. to the Sequim area, where she will practice her sign language skills. Emily is the daughter of Trudy and Albert McFarland.
Son of PA residents named to Edmonds’ Dean’s List PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
EDMONDS — Jacob Eisele has been named to the winter-quarter Dean’s List at Edmonds Community College. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade-point average. Eisele received an aerospace assembly mechanic certification. He is the son of Tod and Bev Eisele of Port Angeles.
PA elementary school shows its appreciation for teachers PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Kiwanis Club recently brought its teacher appreciation program to Franklin Elementary School. The club has been visiting Port Angeles public elementary schools offering support and thanks to teachers, para-educators and staff for the work they do on behalf of children in
the community. In sharing stories about her own children’s experiences at Franklin, club President Geri Zanon described how one of the teachers had given two of her children just the motivation they needed at the time with messages that were actually opposites. For one child, it was finding the fun in learning, and for the other, it was the need for discipline and
focused work. “This is what teachers do,” Zanon said. “They reach out and accept every child, and then they work very hard to find out what each child needs in order to be motivated to move on and achieve their best.” The club, she added, decided to bring the teachers what its members know they don’t often get: the thanks of all those who
know how important they are to the children and community. “We want you to know, on those difficult days when you feel discouraged and exhausted, that there are a lot of people who are grateful for the work you do,” she told them. The presentation included a thank-you poster, a plant donated by Gross’s Nursery and some homemade goodies.
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1:30 p.m. Friday. Mike Gregoire, husband of Gov. Chris Gregoire, will speak at the ceremonies.
She qualified as a naval nuclear operator. Friedkin is a 2006 graduate of Oregon City High School in Oregon City, Ore., and joined the Navy in October 2009.
Briefly . . . PA student recognized as Girl of Month PORT ANGELES — The Clallam branch of the American Association of University Women has selected Port Angeles High School senior Abby Walder as its Girl of the Month. In the summer of 2010, she traveled to Spain through the Rotary Club Exchange Program. In the summer of 2011, she visited Puerto Rico with the Port Angeles advanced Spanish class. She will travel again to Puerto Rico this summer. Closer to home, Abby has served for seven years in the Clallam County Teen Court program. Her mentor in this work is Clallam County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tracey Lassus. Lassus described Abby as being “very responsible in every aspect of this program.” Abby and her Camp Fire Girls group were in
charge of the 100th Camp Fire anniversary celebration. She has taken 11 years of piano lessons and is a member of the school’s symphonic and vocal choirs. Her parents are Julie and Bob Price.
Seaman trains GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Navy Seaman Recruit Matthew C. Clark recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Donna M. Kramer of Aurora, Colo. and Jeffrey E. Clark of Port Hadlock. During the eight-week program, Clark completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis also was placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations,” Navy officials said.
This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed “to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.”
OLYMPIA — Eighthgrader Samantha Smith of Blue Heron Middle School in Port Townsend is a winner in the 2011-2012 Washington Letters About Literature Contest sponsored by the Washington State Library and the Vocational student Library of Congress. Smith penned her letSEQUIM — Chelsea ter to Julie Anne Peters Johnson has been named about Peters’ book KeepSequim’s Sunrise Rotary’s ing You a Secret. Vocational Student of the The contest encourages Month for April. students to write letters to She was their favorite authors, livnominated ing or dead, explaining by her how his or her work influautoshop enced their perspective on teacher, the world or themselves. William Students can write Seabolt, about works of fiction, and yearnonfiction or poetry. book Johnson They cannot write teacher Jim about music lyrics. Heintz. Sam Reed, the state Chelsea plans to attend secretary of state, will college in Colorado to honor Smith and other learn business and culistate champions at an nary arts with the goal of owning or managing a res- awards ceremony in his office in Olympia at taurant or working as a
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Nuclear training BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly E. Friedkin, daughter of William Friedkin of Sequim, recently completed naval nuclear power training. Friedkin received instruction about nuclear theory, chemistry, physics, reactor operations, safety and security.
Cribbage winner CHEHALIS — PA Peggers cribbage club champion Ron Gustafson came away with the consolation title at the Washington State Cribbage Championship. Gustafson was unable to repeat as state cribbage champion but did defeat a field of 54 Gustafson players to take the consolation title. PA Peggers Grass Roots Club No. 357 meets for games at the Eagles Aerie, 112 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, at 6 p.m. Fridays. For more information, phone Jim Duff at 360-8087129. Peninsula Daily News
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House finch or purple finch? How to ID â€œTHE MALE LOOKS like a sparrow that was dipped upsidedown in raspberry juice.â€? Decades ago, the late artist Roger Tory Peterson coined this phrase when describing the male purple finch. Known throughout North America as the dean of birdwatchers, he possessed two talents that are priceless when you are a birdwatcher: Not only could he bring to mind the details of the birds he painted, but he had the perfect eye for color. These attributes are gifts all bird-watchers wish we had. I donâ€™t, and for that reason, field guides like those Peterson wrote and illustrated are worth every dollar I paid for them and more. When trying to separate purple finches and house finches, a good field guide is important. The color of the two males is only one identifying characteristic to study. Donâ€™t neglect studying the drab, brownish-striped females. The female purple finch and the male share some common markings that are absent on the house finches. They are more evident on the female because your eye isnâ€™t distracted by the maleâ€™s attractive color. There is a facial pattern on
larger and more chunky in the body. It also has a heavier bill. Important to remember is that the male purple finch always is colored with raspberry that spills over its entire body and washes in with its brownish back. There is no striping on its breast. The house finch can show color that ranges from pale yellow to deep red, but never raspberry. It has striping on its flanks and breast.
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their cheeks. (This is when I get out the field guide to make sure I am describing it accurately.) Both birds have a dark patch on their upper cheek. Above this patch is a pale stripe, or â€œeye-
brow.â€? Both birds have â€œmustachesâ€? on the sides of their chins, but the femaleâ€™s is darker.
A purple finch scouts the area.
The raspberry red that flows over and throughout the maleâ€™s plumage almost hides the cheek patch and mustaches. House finches, especially the female, donâ€™t have the same facial patterns. I hope many of you have purple finches coming to your feeders. They arenâ€™t as common as the house finches. Theyâ€™ve become a rare bird in our yard, and to have a pair nesting with us this spring is an exciting event.
mix of mature trees and cover. Perhaps a slight drop in house finch numbers has helped, too. These two species donâ€™t enjoy each otherâ€™s company, and it is the purple finch that avoids the more aggressive (pushy) house finch. When it comes to identifying purple finches, other points to look for are the birdâ€™s larger head and bushy crown. The house finchâ€™s head is smooth and rounded. The purple finch is a little
They were once as numerous in this yard as the house finches, and I took them for granted. As the neighborhood became less rural, their numbers declined. These birds are a bit like the old pioneer who pulled up stakes and headed farther west when he could see his neighborâ€™s chimney smoke. Purple finches can be tempted to hang around if there are black sunflower seeds easily available. It also helps to have a good
Both finches have the familyâ€™s vocal talent, but the purple finch, once you learn to recognize it, has a more melodic warble. The house finch sings with great gusto and over and over. Field guides can help us separate these two popular finches, but the time does come when, field guide or not, you will know which is which when they come to your feeders. Just look for a bird that has been dipped in raspberry juice.
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Help Elwha project SEQUIM â€” Interested in helping in the propagation of plants used to revegetate lakebeds now being exposed as part of the Elwha River dam removal project? Volunteers are needed to work in the Matt Albright Native Plant Center at Robin Hill County Park between Port Angeles and Sequim to help with transplanting seedlings that will be used later in the revegetation project. Volunteers will work from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a break for lunch, on June 1 and 2 and June 8 and 9 (Friday and Saturday both sets of dates). Only 12 people can be accommodated each day. At the end of each day, the group will take short hike along a newly constructed trail leading to a viewing platform to see in person the former site of the lower Elwha Dam. The hike is optional and will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. To sign up, visit www. elwhaplants.eventbrite.com. For more information, email David Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 206-903-1645.
Garden plots ready PORT ANGELES â€” Port Angeles Victory Gardens is offering community garden plots at Vineyard Community Garden, 3415
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Anti-biomass talk PORT TOWNSEND â€” A presentation that will examine statewide efforts to reverse biomass power projects, including the two permitted projects at Nippon Paper Industries USA
Inc. in Port Angeles and Port Townsend Paper Co., will be held this week. The event will be held at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The program â€œBiomass: Whatâ€™s Nextâ€? will feature energy consultant Bob Lynette, past advisory committee member to the Northwest Power Planning Council and current cochair of the North Olympic Group of the Sierra Club on the Olympic Peninsula. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers after the program. The East Jefferson Biomass Committee of the North Olympic Group of the Washington chapter of the Sierra Club will host of the event. For more information, visit www.ejbcsierraclub. org.
Grief group meets PORT TOWNSEND â€” Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St., has formed an ongoing grief support
group that meets from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday each month. In May, the group will meet this Tuesday and Tuesday, May 22. The group is open to anyone in the community whoâ€™s lost a loved one, whether recently or many years ago. Meetings are free and nondenominational; everyone is welcome, may attend anytime and can bring a friend or relative. The group is facilitated by Karrie Cannon, who holds a masterâ€™s degree in social work and has many years of professional experience, including six years as the bereavement program manager with Jefferson Healthcare. The focus is on â€œgentle, thoughtful sharing, discussion of feelings, gaining understanding and getting support leading to resolution,â€? she said. For more information, phone 360-385-1595. Peninsula Daily News
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SEQUIM â€” The fifth annual â€œArt in the Parkâ€? at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in Sequim, will be held from Aug. 1-5. In this multimedia, nonjuried show, artists are invited to interpret the natural features of the Olympic Peninsula. Because of limited exhibit space in the river center, only one piece can be accepted from each artist. This is a fundraising event to support educational programs, and there is a $20 entry fee. Each piece needs to be for sale, with 25 percent of the price donated to the Dungeness River Audubon Center. A photograph of the piece of art to be exhibited needs to accompany each application. Artists are encouraged to submit entry forms and photographs as soon as possible. The entry fee will be received when the piece is brought in for the exhibit. Although the final date for submitting entry forms is July 1, once the exhibit space is full, entries will no longer be accepted. Artists also are invited to sell pieces and demonstrate their talents and skills at specific times throughout the exhibit. Detailed information
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Briefly . . . Forum slated to discuss PA Harbor probe PORT ANGELES â€” A public forum to discuss the state Department of Ecologyâ€™s Port Angeles Harbor sediments investigation will be held Monday. The forum will be held in The Landing mallâ€™s second-floor banquet room (No. 205), 115 E. Railroad Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Peter deFur will give a PowerPoint presentation and decipher for the general public what, where and how much of each contaminant was found, natural resource damages and public health consequences, and the next steps for removal of the contaminants. DeFur is a technical adviser for the Olympic Environmental Council Coalition on the Rayonier mill hazardous waste
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The donation is in water can be toxic, producsponsorship of St. Andrewâ€™s Placeâ€™s annual Momâ€™s Luncheon. ing substances that can kill Prevention a pet who swallows the Tickets are on sale now for the luncheon at St. Andrewâ€™s No dog should be given tainted water. Episcopal Church, 510 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles, from noon to unsupervised access to a When in doubt, no swim3 p.m. Saturday. backyard pool or a neighbor- ming. Better safe than sorry. hood pond or creek. One of the best things Swimming pools are best you can do is take courses in fenced-off for safety. first aid and CPR for your And if thatâ€™s not possible, pets. they should be equipped Many local Red Cross with alarms that sound chapters offer these classes, when the surface of the and some veterinarians also water is broken by a child or may teach them in your pet falling in. community. 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Phone 360-417-0703. the water, and old dogs may into a dangerous area after The forum will be held at The â€œHelping Handsâ€? not realize they arenâ€™t as a ball or stick can often be the Monterra Community food and funds drive is held strong as they used to be. lured back to shore with a Center at Finn Hall Road annually in conjunction with Registration open Keep them close to shore, and Monterra Drive National Occupational TherPORT ANGELES â€”Pen- second item thrown closer and keep swimming sesin. between Sequim and Port apy Month, celebrated annu- insula Pre-Three Cooperasions short. Itâ€™s no substitute for Angeles. ally by Strait Occupational tive summer registration is Swimming is great exertraining, but it could save Daniel Himebaugh of the & Hand Therapy owner now under way. your dogâ€™s life. cise and great fun for all, Pacific Legal Foundation Lynda Williamson. 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the water for her to be safe if she drinks any? â€” H.R., via Facebook A: No, itâ€™s better if you donâ€™t. Just keep the pool clean and the water fresh. And always supervise the poolâ€™s use to prevent any accidents. Small pools made of hard plastic are perfect for dogs of all sizes, providing a tummycooling wallow for an overheated retriever or a safe way to wade for a swimchallenged pug. Kept clean and stored in a covered spot for winter, a kiddie pool will last for many seasons. Be sure to choose the hard-plastic variety; the inflatable kind doesnâ€™t hold up well to dog claws. Youâ€™ll find the hard plastic pools will last much longer if you empty and store them out of the sun. If you empty the pool between uses and store, you wonâ€™t have to worry about your dog drinking anything nasty from the pool. It doesnâ€™t hurt to wipe the inside with a brush or sponge before rinsing clean. Drinking the water isnâ€™t the only problem with a kiddie pool: Standing water is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and toxic algae. Rinse clean after every use and refill with fresh water every time, and the poolâ€™s water will be safe for your dog and inhospitable to unwanted bugs and toxic scum.
The Buzz â€” with Mikkel Becker and Dr. Marty Becker â– Dogs are not good at keeping themselves cool, and they rely on us to keep them out of trouble. Limit exercise to the coolest part of the day, no matter how happy your dog is to participate when itâ€™s warm. Even in the coolest part of the day, watch for signs of trouble: Glassy eyes and frantic panting indicate a dog who needs help.
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Mower up, deadhead for May tasks MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE time of the year is here and, of course (tongue in cheek), that’s the month of May. I just love the way it sounds. Seriously though, the beginning of May has many gardening tasks we all need to be doing, so let’s not waste another moment. Here’s your list: ■ Plant May flowers. April definitely provided us with showers, and now that May is upon us, flowers and vegetables should be all around us. The soil is warming up (still too cool for tomatoes, peppers, geraniums, impatiens), and the sun is hanging around longer each and every day, but even better, with Mother’s Day just a few days away, all plant vendors are filled to capacity with all manner of trees, bushes, shrubs, vines, perennials, annuals, flower pots, baskets, roses and vegetables. The weather is still cool and damp, which is ideal for lessening transplant shock. Get started planting gorgeous blooming material now so it looks great for the Memorial Day barbecue, then come back a few
just your spring bulbs that greatly prosper by deadheading (removing old dying flowers), but weeks later Andrew actually, it is every blooming and drop in plant that does. May those warmerBy removing the old flower, soil-loving which fosters disease and insects, plants like celo- you also remove the mechanism sia, coleus, that reproduces, so the plant is marigolds, can- immediately focused on making nas, dahlias, more, bigger, better flowers in geraniums, lan- order to fulfill its evolutionary tana, peppers, drive to procreate. tomatoes, Deadhead rhodies, lilacs, azacucumbers and leas, camellias and all your gorimpatiens. geous rock garden perennials as ■ Bulb soon as they fade, and do so on care. The real way to get great all your blooming plants results from your bulbs next throughout the year. spring is to make sure you care ■ Add organics. You still for them properly this spring. have time to get the miracle drug Start by cutting away the of gardening and use it. blooms as soon as they are finAny place you are going to ished looking marvelous, then plant now, (see No. 1) first add later on, trim away foliage. some organic material to the soil. The longer you can keep the Be it peat moss, leaf mold, rotgreen leaf growing, the better ten or bagged manure or wormrejuvenated the bulb will become. casting, your plants, especially in Cultivate and weed the our organic-poor soils, will work ground around your spring bulbs wonders. and fertilize with lime and bone Take this chore to the bank. meal as well. ■ Prop ’em up. Your clema■ Deadhead. In fact, it is not tis, peas, lilies, delphiniums,
beans, dahlias and other tall plants can be greatly improved by staking them or placing plant hoops or trellises around them. Do so now because later is usually too late. ■ Mums, asters, upright sedum. The trick for not producing tall, lanky, flopped-over fall garden mums, aster and sedum is to double-pinch them. Do so now as soon as they are 3 to 5 inches tall. Cut half of them away, then do so again June 1 for a short, dense, compact and prolific mound of fall color. ■ De-sucker. Your fruit trees and ornamental grafted woody plants produce both ground- and branch-level suckers. Remove these instantly because they suck. They suck out nutrients, water and aesthetic value. On trees, another labor-saving trick is to every couple of weeks with a gloved hand rub away new, fresh, succulent suckers before they require laborious pruner work a few weeks later in order to remove. ■ Mower up. I want to make
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this as simple as can be: Raise your mower blade to a 3.5- to 3.75-inch level, and this will improve your lawn so much. But do this until October or else fritter away this advantage. ■ Baskets and containers. If everyone would just hang one flower basket or put just a single flower pot out at work, home or their apartment, then we would instantly become Flower City USA. They are gorgeous, colorful eye-candy, so please — everyone — just get at least one. ■ Dahlias. Dahlias and baskets are two of the big five for a year-round outdoor appeal. Find, buy and plant dahlias soon for outstanding, cannot-bebeat fall color. Dahlias are the best.
________ Andrew May is an ornamental horticulturist who dreams of having Clallam and Jefferson counties nationally recognized as “Flower Peninsula USA.” Send him questions c/o Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362, or email email@example.com (subject line: Andrew May).
Briefly . . . Kids Fishing Day set May 19 in Sequim SEQUIM — Some 1,500 trout have been released in the pond at the Sequim Water Reuse Demonstration Park on North Blake Avenue just north of Carrie Blake Park for the 10th annual Kids Fishing Day on Saturday, May 19. The North Olympic Peninsula chapter of Puget Sound Anglers is hosting the free fishing day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children through age 14. No fishing license is required to participate. Each child can keep two trout.. Toddlers will be able to fish in separately stocked pool. Anglers should bring their own pole and bait. Bait and fishing rods also will be supplied by the club. Children can learn how to clean fish by watching club members clean and ice the trout. After the event, the pond will be stocked with 1,000 more fish so children can continue to fish through the summer. Event sponsors include The Haller Foundation, First Federal, QFC, High Tide Seafoods, Swain’s General Store, Franz Bakery and Peninsula Bottling Co.
Accepting pledges PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles registered nurse Candi Schaefermeyer is accepting pledges for the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia. She will participate in the walk, scheduled for Redmond’s Marymoor Park from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Preeclampsia is a condition where a pregnant woman develops high blood pressure and protein in the urine after the 20th week of pregnancy. The Promise Walk is presented by the Preeclampsia Foundation. Organizers hope to raise $10,000 nationwide. For more information, phone Schaefermeyer at 360-461-6361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“We can be certain that, with his experience as a district and superior court judge pro tem, a judge with the Court of Appeals and now a justice of the Supreme Court, he will speak with great passion and intelligence about this year’s theme,” said Simon Barnhart, president of the Clallam County Bar Association. Each May, the bar and Pro Bono Lawyers associations observe Law Day to commemorate the rule of law, the judiciary and its place in American society. The day was officially recognized by Congress in 1961. Reservations are $9.50 per person and can be made by phoning 360-452-9137.
tions will be held May 21-23. Follow-up treatment appointments will be scheduled on a space-available basis for the duration of the stay. In Quilcene, examinations will be held May 30, with follow-up treatments May 31-June 1. Appointments for Chimacum can be scheduled by phoning Heather Sebastian at 360-385-9400. Quilcene appointments can be made with Carrie Thompson at 360-765-3363, ext. 249. Local volunteer dental professionals aid the SmileMobile’s clinic manager and dentist. The SmileMobile is staffed by a clinic manager, a dentist and local volunteer dental professionals. The SmileMobile will be SmileMobile visits located at Chimacum High School, 91 West Valley Road. The Washington Dental and at Quilcene School, Service Foundation SmileMobile is coming to care for 294715 U.S. Highway 101. State of Washington Serchildren with dental needs vices Card (Provider One) in Chimacum from May and a sliding-fee scale based 21-29 and Quilcene from on family income are May 30-June 1. accepted as reimbursement The SmileMobile, a for services. brightly painted 38-foot The SmileMobile is operdental clinic on wheels, travated by the Washington els the state offering oral health examinations to chil- Dental Service Foundation, a nonprofit organization dren who might not otherfunded by the Washington wise have access to dental Dental Service. care. Peninsula Daily News In Chimacum, examina-
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PORT ANGELES — The first Port Angeles Bark For Life benefit for the American Cancer Society will be held at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The event allows walkers to participate in a mini-
relay with canine companions to celebrate survivors and caregivers, share stories and raise funds for the American Cancer Society. There will also be games, silent auctions, music and luminaria bags to honor and remember loved ones will be available for a $5 donation. Registration is $20 per
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PORT ANGELES — State Supreme Court Justice Charlie Wiggins will speak at the annual Law Day Luncheon at the North Olympic Skills Center, 905 W. Ninth St., at noon Friday, May 18. The luncheon will be hosted by the Clallam County Bar Association and Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers. This year’s Law Day theme, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom,” provides an opportunity to reflect on the role courts and judiciary play in the community.
Children 14 and younger can participate in Kids Fishing Day at the Water Reuse Demonstration Park in Sequim later this month. No fishing license is required.
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Registered nurse to speak on joint pain Presentation part of Working on Wellness PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM — Registered nurse Margaret Bailey will present “Oh, My Aching Joints” at Olympic Medical Park, 840 N. Fifth Ave., at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The presentation is a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum.
Bailey will discuss common causes of painful joints, advances in Western medicine, Chinese medicine and integrative therapies that people can try at home to help ease joint pain.
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A. Readers of this column have offered a variety of remedies to keep away insect pests: “I was at a child’s birthday party, and wasps and bees were flying all over while the food was out. “Someone said to get self-sealing zippered plastic bags, fill them with water and put them on the table. The wasps disappeared. “If I hadn’t seen this with my own eyes, I never would have believed it.” Another said you need to put a shiny penny in the plastic bags, fill them with water and hang them so the sunlight reflects off the bags. Some people maintain that cinnamon can deter ants. One reader wrote: “I have always used toothpaste to repel ants. Just put a dab where they seem to be entering.” Another advises: “Sprinkle baby powder to prevent ants. “Ants will not cross the powder, and it seems safe for animals. “Dried cucumber peel deters roaches. “I put it in kitchen drawers and behind appliances.”
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A. We applaud your initiative. Cancer treatments often involve surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. Diet may seem inconsequential compared with those powerful treatments, though we think it is important for post-treatment survival. The American Cancer Society has just issued guidelines to encourage more attention to diet and exercise to reduce the likelihood of recurrence. We have developed a list of anti-cancer foods such as garlic, leeks, Brussels sprouts, scallions, cabbage, beets and broccoli. For delicious recipes incorporating these healthful vegetables, we are sending you a copy of our book Recipes and Remedies from the People’s Pharmacy. It is available online or for $18.25 from Graedons’ People’s Pharmacy (Dept. R&R), P.O. Box 52027, Durham, NC 277172027. We think limiting sugar intake is advisable because it can stimulate growth factors that may encourage abnormal cell proliferation.
Q. During a visit to an amusement park last fall, I developed severe leg cramps while walking around the park. This happened several times during the day. Each time, I got a little cup of mustard from a food vendor, swallowed the mustard and washed it down with water. The cramps were gone within seconds, and I enjoyed the time at the park with the grandkids. A. Yellow mustard is a favorite People’s Pharmacy remedy for muscle cramps. Many people report success like yours. Some even keep individual serving packets on their nightstand just in case they are wakened with leg cramps.
Try cherries for joints Q. At 39, my brother had knots come up on his shins. His ankles and knees got swollen, and the pain was so excruciating he could barely walk.
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Tests showed his uric-acid levels were extremely high, and he was diagnosed with gout. He couldn’t afford prescription medicines, so he took pure cherry extract instead. Within three days, the knots and pain disappeared. His uric acid came down to normal, and he has had no problems since. His doctor agreed that the cherries must have worked since he had no other treatment. I have used cherry extract successfully for joint pain. If you try this, be sure to use pure cherry extract, not watereddown juice. A. Gout is a painful irritation of the joints due to excess uric-acid accumulation. Many people agree that tart cherries or cherry extract can be helpful. Anyone who tries this remedy should seek genuine cherry extract. Imitation cherry extract used for cooking is unlikely to work.
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Death and Memorial Notice SARAH MARIE GARCIA-HUTTO May 15, 1985 April 16, 2012 Sarah Marie GarciaHutto was born in Pasadena, California, on May 15, 1985, to Kathleen Warner and Andrew Garcia. She went to fly with the angels on April 16, 2012, after suffering complications from openheart surgery. Sarah was born with a complex congenital heart defect and endured numerous surgeries and health challenges throughout her life. Sarah, her mother and brother Adam Garcia moved to Port Angeles in October of 1990. She attended Jefferson Elementary School, Stevens Middle School and graduated from Port Angeles High School in June 2003. She earned a degree in early childhood education from Peninsula College in 2008. Her dream was always to work with children, and she was able to fulfill that dream by working at the Peninsula College Child Care Center and in the Early Head Start Program. Sarah was also a nanny for several families over the years, and this brought her much joy. She loved “her children” with all her heart. Sarah was also employed part time at Project Scrubs in Port Angeles. Sarah met the love of her life, Jon Hutto, while attending Port Angeles High School. They were close friends for several years and eventually fell in love. Jon and Sarah were married at her bedside at the University of Washington Medical Center on April 16, 2012, surrounded by her family. Sarah never complained about her health
Mrs. Garcia-Hutto challenges. She lived every day courageously and with a BIG smile on her face, grateful for every moment. She touched everyone she met with her magic and inspired us to live each day as if it were the last and cherish every moment with family and friends. Those blessed to have known Sarah remember her for her tremendous faith, loyalty and generosity; her bright smile and contagious laugh; and her kind and gentle spirit. Sarah is survived by her husband, John Hutto of Port Angeles; mother Kathy Warner of Port Angeles; father and stepmother Andrew and Jackie Garcia of Alhambra, California; brothers Adam (and wife Brinnan) Garcia of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Nicholas Garcia of Alhambra; grandparents Dale and Carol Warner of Port Angeles, and Fausto and Jovita Garcia of Alhambra; aunts and uncles Shellie Whittaker of Port Angeles and Martin and Patricia Warner of Lynnwood, Washington; cousins Jessica, Jeramie and Violet O’Dell of Sequim, and Brian Whittaker of Port Angeles; and extended family in California and Colorado.
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CHARLES DAVID WHIDDEN March 6, 1928 April 25, 2012 Charles “Chuck” David Whidden, 84, passed away April 25, 2012, after a long battle with lung cancer at a convalescent center in Port Angeles. Charles was born on March 6, 1928, in Wakefield, Massachusetts, to Chester and Louise Whidden. At the age of 17, the day after his high school graduation, he enlisted in the Coast Guard. He served tours in the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii, Alaska and Newfoundland. He was last stationed at Coast Guard Station Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. Charles enjoyed the Port Angeles area so much that he purchased property on Lake Crescent and remained in the area for the rest of his life. Mr. Whidden met Port Angeles native Marilyn Pfahler in 1964, and the two were married April 12, 1964. Together, they had one child, a daughter named Mary. In 1967 after 22 years in the Coast Guard, Charles retired as a chief petty officer. He then worked at and owned shares in Peninsula Plywood until it was purchased by ITT Rayonier. At this point, Charles and Marilyn purchased Straits Marine Supply and Cafe at the Boat Haven, and they operated that for 10 years before moving
Mr. Whidden on to full-time restaurant ownership with the purchase of Cile and Walt’s Cafe, which was renamed Marilyn’s Chowder House. After 20 years of restaurant ownership, they decided it was time to retire. Mr. Whidden was deeply involved in local politics and served as mayor for the city of Port Angeles from 1986-1987. He also served on the Port Angeles City Council from 1979-1984 and again from 1984-1987, and served on the city’s Parks, Recreation and Beautification Commission from 2001 to 2011. Charles was an avid outdoorsman his entire life, and that continued into his retirement. He competed in many bicycle races, biking from Seattle to Portland, Oregon, and Seattle to Vancouver British Columbia. Charles and his family also enjoyed going on many regular ski trips to Whistler, Sun Valley, Bend, Oregon, and
Montana. They also enjoyed walking the many trails and beaches on the Olympic Peninsula. He was also involved with the Port Angeles Yacht Club and sailed in the annual Swiftsure race. Once he became unable to handle the big sailboats, he turned to radio control and model sailing. He joined a local group of retired men and had sail races at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim on Mondays and Wednesdays. In Charles’ later years, he enjoyed working with his wife, Marilyn, on their property. Every day, they would do something to improve the garden. They earned the Port Angeles Garden Club’s Winter 2012 Green Thumb Award for “their efforts in maintaining and expanding their quiet, peaceful gardens over the past 11 years.” Mr. Whidden is survived by Marilyn, his wife of 48 years; daughter and son-in-law Mary and Frank Belmont; grandson Travis Belmont; and stepchildren David and James Haguewood. Memorial services will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 510 East Park Avenue, Port Angeles, on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 10 a.m. Donations can be made directly to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church; Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East Eighth Street, Port Angeles; or the Peninsula College Foundation, www.pcfoundation. ctc.edu.
Death and Memorial Notice BARBARA SHIELDS ROTE January 11, 1964 April 28, 2012 Barbara Shields Rote, 48, passed away April 28 of heart failure at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Barbara was born January 11, 1964, in Port Angeles. Barbara was the daughter of Joan Shields Bennett and her late husband, Navy Seabee Carpenter’s Mate (Aviation) Petty Officer 3rd Class Marvin G. Shields, who was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 for his heroic actions in Vietnam. As a member of a Navy family, Barbara lived in numerous locations, including Hawaii, Virginia, New York, Georgia, California as well as Washington. A graduate of Radford High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, she later graduated in 1986 from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, where she received a nursing degree. Barbara was a registered nurse at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane
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and later was a home health care nurse for severely ill homebound children in Snohomish and King counties. She subsequently worked for Blue CrossBlue Shield Insurance, applying her nursing knowledge in evaluating health claims. Barbara was married to Christopher Woods on August 2, 1992. Following a divorce, she later married Steven Rote in Westport, Washington, on June 18, 2001, and resided in Olympia, Washington. She was a longtime member of the Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Lacey, Washington, where she served as a council member. She
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Oct. 26, 1927 — May 3, 2012
Port Angeles resident Norma Rae Beaudette, 84, died of age-related causes at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Her obituary will be published later. Services: To be announced. Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, is in
Martha Clark Lane June 1, 1940 — April 26, 2012
Sequim resident Martha Clark Lane died of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 71. Services: None announced. Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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PORT ANGELES — A rally and walkabout to identify problem areas for pedestrians will begin at the Lincoln Street Safeway, 110 E. Third St., at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Walkers will meet near the deli entrance door. The event is sponsored by the Vision Loss Center. Participants will walk east on Fifth Street to Peabody Street then down Fourth Street to Lincoln Street and through downtown on First Street before starting back. Other trouble-spot walkabouts are planned for different areas of the city.
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SEQUIM — The Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment will hold a town hall meeting at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St., from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Discussion items include life and work issues faced by people with disabilities, local success stories for people with disabilities, challenges people with disabilities face in the community and ideas for positive change. The meeting also will be conducted as a webinar on the Internet. For more information on the meeting and webinar, email Melinda Johnson at
SEQUIM — The Sequim PC Users Group will discuss how to access movies, TV shows and audio files on the Internet and play them on your home entertainment system at a presentation Saturday. The talk will be held in the computer lab, Room E-3, at Sequim High School, 601 N. Sequim Ave., at 10 a.m. An open forum for questions on any computerrelated topic will follow the presentation. A suggested donation of $5 is requested from visitors. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Peninsula Daily News
Death and Memorial Notice HAIDEE MARGARET HAMPTON January 8, 1915 April 2, 2012 Haidee went to heaven on April 2, 2012. She passed away peacefully at home. Haidee was born in Port Angeles on January 8, 1915, to Oscar and Haidee Anna Kuppler. She was born into an early-day Port Angeles construction family known as Chris Kuppler and Sons. They built the original hotel at Sol Duc Hot Springs, the Carnegie Library and Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelt schools. Numerous buildings downtown are Kuppler buildings. They were most well-known for building paper mills such as Rainier mill, Nippon mill and others down the coast. Haidee was proud of her hard-working family. She graduated from high school in Port Angeles, attended the University of Washington and is also a graduate of Gradwohl School of Laboratory Technique in St. Louis, Missouri. Returning home, she met and fell in love with Bert Hampton, whom she
Mrs. Hampton wed in 1936. They were married almost 52 years. They would travel every summer throughout the U.S. in their motor home and eventually started flying to other countries such as England, Scotland, Norway, Greece and Japan. She went to work as a reporter for the Port Angeles Evening News in the 1940s. She loved her job but quit to have her only child, Margaret. After Margaret graduated from high school, she returned to work on the news desk at the Peninsula Daily News and retired in 1986. Her husband, Bert Hampton, passed away in 1988. Haidee’s last trip was when she was 86 years old. She went to Rio
de Janeiro with her cousin Herman Kuppler. She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church and a 50-plus-year member of the Tirzah Club. She regularly donated to Shiners Children’s Hospital, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Humane Society of the United States and the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Special thank-you to Becky Granlund, Kathy Langford and Christine O’Connell, who were her caregivers for the past two years. Thank you to Marty, Paula, Laura and Brian of Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. There was a private family service at Acacia Memorial Park in Lake Forest Park, Washington. Pastors Ted Mattie and Les Fletcher performed the service. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Ken Riggs; her grandson, Elijah Hammel; granddaughter Lacey Langdon; and her husband, Dean. She was thrilled to know her greatgranddaughter, Nyah Langdon, for the last nine months. A life well-lived, we will miss you until we are together again.
Death and Memorial Notice JAMES EUGENE PETTETT February 24, 1941 March 28, 2012 James Eugene “Jim” Pettett, 71, of Parker, Colorado, died March 28, 2012, at Parker Adventist Hospital as a result of an automobile accident on February 23, 2012. He was born February 24, 1941, to Eugene Harvey Pettett and Dorothy Basteyns Pettett in Port Angeles. Jim moved as a baby with his family to Bremerton, Washington, and lived there during World War II. He moved back to Port Angeles when he was 11 years old. He attended Port Angeles schools and graduated in 1959 with honors and scholarships
for college. He attended the University of Washington for three years and opted to join the U.S. Air Force. In 1962, he married his high school classmate, Linda Brodhun of Port Angeles. They were stationed in England and Okinawa. He got a degree in engineering at Pittsburgh and another in meteorology at Texas A&M while in the service and graduated from officer’s school in San Antonio, Texas. He was stationed in Oahu, Hawaii, and married his second wife, Elizabeth Wil Pettett (Li), in 1976. He retired after 20 years in the Air Force, then worked for 20 years for the Department of Defense.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Thorpe Knutson of Newport, Oregon; wife Li Wil Pettett of Parker; sister Nancy Pettett Carter of Magnolia, Arizona; stepchildren Angela Shepherd of Denver, Colorado, Yvonne (Alfred) Dimora of Palm Springs, California, and Mark Shankle of San Antonio; as well as numerous grandchildren, cousins and aunts. Jim was a deacon in the Presbyterian Church in Parker, a member of Rotary and a Promise Keeper. He was active in mission work in Third World countries and Mexico. He volunteered at Praying Hands Ranches in Parker with the autistic and handicapped children program.
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enjoyed many hand crafts, including quilting, ceramics and sewing, and loved outdoor camping with her family. She was a loving wife and devoted mother, as well as a caring friend, being generous and jovial with a quick laugh and warm embrace. Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Steven of Olympia; daughter Sarah Elizabeth Woods of Molalla, Oregon; stepson Michael Rote of Puyallup, Washington; stepdaughter Mrs. Ryan (Alexis) Belrose of Everett, Washington; parents Dick & Joan Bennett of Gardiner, Washington; and sister Mrs. Todd (Stephanie) Wright of Kenmore, Washington. Memorial services were held May 5 at the Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Lacey. A celebration-of-life reception for Barbara is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Road, Gardiner. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in the name of Barbara Shields Rote to the Fallen Seabee Scholarship Fund, Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association Inc., P.O. Box 667, Gulfport, MS 39502.
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D This week’s business meetings ■ Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings are Mondays at noon in the second-floor meeting room at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St. This Monday’s speaker will be Kyle Cronk, chief executive officer of Olympic Peninsula YMCA, which oversees the Clallam County Family YMCA and Jefferson County YMCA units. The featured business will be Olympic Medical Cronk Center, which will provide details regarding Better Sleep Month. Luncheon tickets are $13 and can be purchased from the meeting room cashier. ■ Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings are Mondays at noon at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., Port Townsend. This Monday’s meeting will feature a presentation by Frank DePalma, Heather Dudley Nollette and Leif Hansen of The CoLab, a Port Townsend co-working space currently in development. Meeting-goers are asked to complete a survey at http://survey. ptcolab.com before Monday’s meeting. Lunch served by Subway will be priced $5 to $8. The meeting sponsor will be Holly’s Fine Flowers. ■ Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month — with business networking at 11:45 a.m. and food service at noon — at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim. This Tuesday’s luncheon will feature Mark Harvey, regional director for the Olympic Area Agency on Aging and Peninsula Daily News senior-citizen Harvey issues columnist. His topic: “Everything You Didn’t Know/What You Don’t Know About Senior Information & Assistance.” The meeting sponsor is Discovery Memory Care. Luncheon reservations closed Friday, but seats are available for those who are not having lunch. Coffee or tea is $3. Phone 360-683-6197 or email email@example.com for information. ■ Forks Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at JT’s Sweet Stuffs, 80 N. Forks Ave. This Wednesday’s meeting will feature Don Brunell, Washington Association of Business president, on the state Legislature’s recent actions that impact businesses. Lunch costs $8; a bowl of soup, $4.75; and a cup of soup, $4. ■ Port Angeles Business Association: Breakfast meetings Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles. This Tuesday’s scheduled speaker is Steve Zenovic, a civil engineer and president of the Civic Field Bond Committee, a nonprofit corporation established to raise funds to advocate passage of a $4 million bond issue for improvements to Civic Field in Port Angeles. There is a $2.16 minimum charge by Joshua’s for those who do not order breakfast.
________ All the above meetings are open to the public. Peninsula Daily News
$ Briefly . . . PA resident aces bar exam; alum of Gonzaga Law TACOMA — Port Angeles resident Joseph B. Wolfley has passed the winter state bar exam, administered in two parts over a three-day period. Wolfley is a 2011 graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane. He studied for the exam while also serving as a clerk for the law Wolfley offices of Lane J. Wolfley, his father. The younger Wolfley has joined his father’s practice. Wolfley also holds a master’s degree in music from Northwestern University and bachelor’s degrees in music and French from Brigham Young UniversityIdaho. He is married to Jenny Wolfley and is the father of four children. For more information, phone 360-457-2794 or visit wolfleylaw office.com.
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President Barack Obama greets troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, on May 1.
Warrior in chief Why do left, right see Obama as peacenik? BY PETER L. BERGEN FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
WASHINGTON — The president who won the Nobel Peace Prize less than nine months after his inauguration has turned out to be one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders in decades. Liberals helped to elect Barack Obama in part because of his opposition to the Iraq war, and probably don’t celebrate all of the president’s many military accomplishments. But they are sizable. Obama decimated al-Qaida’s leadership. He overthrew the Libyan dictator. He ramped up drone attacks in Pakistan, waged effective covert wars in Yemen and Somalia and authorized a threefold increase in the number of American troops in Afghanistan. He became the first president to authorize the assassination of a United States citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico and played an opera-
tional role in al-Qaida and was killed in an American drone strike in Yemen. And, of course, Obama ordered and oversaw the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
His war philosophy Ironically, the president used the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech as an occasion to articulate his philosophy of war. He made it very clear that his opposition to the Iraq war didn’t mean that he embraced pacifism — not at all. “I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people,” the president told the Nobel committee — and the world. “For make no mistake: Evil does exist in the world. A nonviolent movement could not have halted Hitler’s armies. Negotiations cannot convince al-Qaida’s leaders to lay down their arms. “To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism — it is a recognition of history, the imperfections of man,
and the limits of reason.” If those on the left were listening, they didn’t seem to care. The left, which had loudly condemned George W. Bush for waterboarding and due process violations at Guantánamo, was relatively quiet when the Obama administration, acting as judge and executioner, ordered more than 250 drone strikes in Pakistan since 2009, during which at least 1,400 lives were lost. Obama’s readiness to use force — and his military record — have won him little support from the right. Despite countervailing evidence, most conservatives view the president as some kind of peacenik. From both the right and left, there has been a continuing, dramatic cognitive disconnect between Obama’s record and the public perception of his leadership — despite his demonstrated willingness to use force, neither side regards him as the warrior president he is. TURN
Uncle Sam still wants you — but not as much BY MARK MUCKENFUSS
to eight months, she said. In addition, enlistment requirements have become more stringent in recent years. Although a few recruits are accepted with GEDs, most have to have a high-school diploma. Depending on the branch of service, they also may have to score higher on the armed-services vocational-aptitude battery.
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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Uncle Sam wants you. Then again, maybe he doesn’t. In the 1960s, it was not uncommon for young men who were in trouble with the law to be given the choice of jail or the military. A high school education wasn’t required to join the service. These days, most of the young people walking into the Marine Corps recruiting office in San Bernardino have some college education on their résumés, Staff Sgt. Osvaldo Hernandez said. Some have college degrees. “Today, we have a smarter Marine Corps,” he said. The struggling economy and the protracted high unemployment rate are pushing more people to consider a military career, recruiters say. At the same time, the military puzzles in stock.” has raised its standards for enlistFor more information, visit ment and reduced recruiting quoJigsaw firm moves away www.simplepastimes.com tas. or PORT TOWNSEND — SimWith the force-reduction plans phone 805-782-9963. ple Pastimes, an online distribuannounced by the Pentagon, those tor of jigsaw puzzles, has reloOn radio talk show quotas probably will drop further cated from Port Townsend to San in coming months. SEQUIM — Catherine Mich, Luis Obispo, Calif. Greater competition and owner of Heart and Soul Works The move was needed to increased requirements make and terrific-transitions.com, accommodate a rise in sales. joining the armed forces less of a recently appeared as a guest on “We wanted a warehouse that “The Mary Jones Show,” a radio fallback career choice. would allow us to grow because Based on recruiting targets for talk show on the East Coast. the number of puzzle manufac2012, in the past five years numJones invited Mich to describe turers is also growing right bers for the Army have dropped her work “in the area of major alongside the rise in demand,” change and those tricky [personal] 28 percent. The Marines are down said Mary O’Brien, who launched transitions.” 17 percent and the Navy has seen the business with her husband, Jones also explored Mich’s spe- a 4 percent drop. Tim, in 2004. Only the Air Force has raised cialty in the area of mentoring “We currently have over its numbers, up by almost 1 perboomer couples in retirement and 11,000 different puzzles, cent over five years ago. “re-firement.” but within three months, we Officials said they expect the TURN TO BRIEFLY/D5 numbers to continue to decline. expect to have up to 20,000
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“It’s gotten more competitive,” Hernandez said. He pointed to a column of nine names on a marker board over his desk. “All these guys, they’re on the waiting list. That’s just to enlist.” At the recruiting office next to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, Calif., Sgt. April Silveira also is seeing a backup.
Half of goal already filled “Right now we have so many young people who are trying to join, there are more applicants than we have jobs for,” Silveira said. ABC News recently reported the Army started its fiscal year with half its recruiting goal already fulfilled, giving it its longest waiting list in decades. When recruits do enlist, they are finding longer wait times to get into basic training. “When I was a recruiter in San Diego, it was about four months,” Silveira said. That was two years ago. Now the waiting period is six
Tattoos, especially those on the neck and lower arms, will disqualify potential recruits, even if they subsequently have the tattoos removed. Even an unpaid traffic ticket can disqualify an applicant. Some are enlisting for both an education and a career. Jennifer Rivera, 18, will begin basic training in the Navy just days after graduation in June. “I’m going to be a Navy nurse,” Rivera said. “Any job you can get (in the private sector) you can get in the Navy, and it’s free college.” Rivera fits into another category recruiters say they often see. She has military history in her family. “My grandpa was in the Navy,” she says. “After him telling me about it, I want to do it, too. I want to do it for the adventure and helping me with school.” Silveira said only two out of 10 applicants she sees qualify to enlist. “It comes down to, ‘What do we as an employer need?’” she said. “Is this going to be a win-win for both us and the applicant?”
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Inaugural renamed yacht race is run THE PORT ANGELES Yacht Club held the first Alvin Gross Memorial Log Race in the waters between Sidney and Victoria last weekend. Although the event dates back to the 1960s, with the death last year of retired dentist, longtime yacht club member and former Commodore Alvin Gross â€” who won the event an unprecedented 12 times â€” the clubâ€™s membership voted to create a new plaque and rename the event in his memory. The concept of a predicted log race is similar to that of a road rally for autos. There are multiple checkpoints and a 15-minute window within which each contestant must finish or be disqualified. Each participant must use a â€œfixed throttleâ€? for the event. Prior to starting out, each boat Gross traverses a measured mile to determine its respective throttle setting for the contest from which the captain of the boat cannot deviate under penalty of disqualification. This is not a speed contest, but rather a predictedtime contest. Al Davis, also a former commodore and past winner, has commented that this type of race is all about the navigator and that the boat captain is all but irrelevant. The winner of the inaugural Alvin Gross event was Steve DeBiddle, aboard Sunny Sue, a
Torben Blichfeld is the squadron commander, and Don Stem will serve as the executive officer. Jan Jones is the trea36-foot David G. Sabre. surer, Deta Stem is the secretary, Sandy Thomas is Sellars The the administrative officer boatâ€™s and Guy Bear is the educaprior tion officer. owner, On Monday, May 14, the Chris squadron will hold its Zook, was the navi- monthly membership meeting in the Legends Room at gator. Cedars at Dungeness Eldonorthwest of Sequim, to rado, a which the public is invited. 35-foot Social hour begins at Chris5 p.m. followed by dinner Craft that Gross had and a brief meeting prior to owned for more than 50 a presentation by the feayears, came in second. tured speaker. His son, Chuck, was at This monthâ€™s guest is the helm, and grandson Nir Barnea, West Coast Rick was at the compass. regional coordinator of the Pearl, a 45-foot ChrisCraft, with Al Davis as the marine debris division of the National Oceanic and captain and Dan Davis as his navigator, was in famil- Atmospheric Administraiar waters when they were tion, who will talk about disqualified because of Alâ€™s the approaching Japanese tsunami debris field. â€œlead throttleâ€? tendency, The cost of dinner is $19 causing it to arrive early at per person. For those who one of the checkpoints. wish to attend only the speakerâ€™s segment at Open house is today 7 p.m., there is no charge. In last weekâ€™s column, I In either case, reservaconfused some folks â€” tions are required and can myself included â€” by writ- be made by calling Sandy ing that the open house at Thomas at 360-683-8801 or the Port Angeles Yacht by sending her an email at Club was to be Saturday. firstname.lastname@example.org. It is today, from noon to 3 p.m. My apologies. Building in place To recap: Club members Personnel at Platypus will be on hand with membership information and to Marine Inc. used a small talk about various boating army of forklifts last weekend to move the two secand cruising events in tions of the Rubb building which the club engages throughout the year. into place on an 85-foot by Free Coast Guard vessel 160-foot concrete slab safety checks will be avail- recently constructed at able to anyone who arrives Platypusâ€™ Port Angeles at the event towing a boat. plant at Marine Drive and Additional recreational Cedar Street. maritime-related activities Now comes the building and associations also will of a 58-foot, steel-hull limit be in attendance, including seiner inside the building. the United States Power It is anticipated that Squadron, Clallam County construction of the boat Family YMCA and the will begin later this month Olympic Peninsula Rowing when steel for the project Association. is slated to arrive. On Thursday, another Change of watch one of the satellite buildThe North Olympic Sail ings at Platypus Marine was the focalpoint for and Power Squadron, a local unit of the U.S. Power waterfront denizens. Within its confines was Squadron, is an organization devoted to safe boating a 110-foot Navy work barge that weighs about 260,000 through education, civic service and having fun on pounds. the water. It had to be brought out The new Alvin Gross The unit held a change- into the open air so that it Memorial Trophy hangs of-watch ceremony last could be picked up by the on the Port Angeles month to usher in a new companyâ€™s TraveLift and Yacht Club wall. bridge for this year. put back in the water. Nickel Brothers house movers was called upon to Does your message connect with perform the task. However, before Nickel your customers? Brothers could get too far along in the process, PlatyFor that to happen, you need top-notch design services. pus personnel had to Laurel Black Design will create the tools you need remove virtually the entire to get the results you want. front portion of the buildCall today for a consultation ing to accommodate the bargeâ€™s width. and letâ€™s get started! LUREL BLK DESIGN Nickel Brothers personnel then were able to slide 6 ÂƒÂ”Â?Â‡Â–Â‹Â?Â‰Â—Â’Â’Â‘Â”Â–ČˆÂ”Â‹Â?Â–ĆŹWeb DeÂ•Â‹Â‰Â?ČˆÂ”Â‡ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â˜Â‡Â‡Â”Â˜Â‹Â…Â‡Â• eight-wheeled dollies under Â™Â™Â™Ç¤ÂŽÂƒÂ—Â”Â‡ÂŽÂ„ÂŽÂƒÂ…Â?Ç¤Â…Â‘Â?ČˆÍ–Í˜ÍšÂƒÂ–Â–Â‡Â”Â•Â‘Â?ÇĄČˆ Í—ÍšÍ”Ç¤Í˜Í™Í›Ç¤Í”Í–Í•Í› the barge.
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A 130-ton Navy work barge, refurbished at Platypus Marine Inc. in Port Angeles, is carried to the water in the companyâ€™s TraveLift during an intricate maneuver that required removal of most of the satellite buildingâ€™s front, lower right photo. Each dolly, a wheeled hydraulic jack that can support a 50-ton load, is connected by hose to a large truck that pumps hydraulic oil through the lines, which allows personnel to raise, lower and steer the barge as conditions dictate. Once the jacks were in place, the slow process of moving the barge out of the building began. The same truck that contained the mechanical equipment for the hydraulic system also had a large winch and cable that was attached to a chain bridle that connected the two leading dollies. On the opposite end of the barge, another truck was cabled to the barge and acted as a brake for the 130-ton steel hulk. The barge was brought out of the building in a series of 1- and 2-foot increments. After almost every movement of the barge, Nickel Brothersâ€™ foreman had a tape measure out and was assessing in his own mind the upcoming adjustments that were necessary to free the barge from its enclosure. By late afternoon, the barge was well clear of the building, and the TraveLift hoisted the barge off the dollies. In the early evening, the barge was put into the
water and temporarily tied off to Terminal 1 South, while another barge was plucked out of the water. Then the refurbished Navy barge, YC-1646, was towed to Everett to be put back into service.
PA Harbor watch On Tuesday, Tesoro Petroleum provided bunkers to ATB Vision, a 129foot tug that interlocks with the 600-foot tank barge, 650-10. Although ATB Vision is classified as a towing vessel, she is in fact a pusher tug that does what the word implies: She pushes the tank barge as opposed to the more traditional method of towing it with a cable. ATB vessels are easily distinguishable because their wheelhouse sits higher than that of a typical tug. The Crowley-owned vessels are involved in the
coastal trade, transporting petroleum products along the West Coast and Hawaii. On Friday, Tesoro bunkered Alaskan Navigator, a 941-foot crude oil tanker, and Overseas Ariadmar, a tanker 597 feet long with a 105-foot beam. Wrapping up the week, Tesoro on Saturday had its refueling barge alongside the 985-foot crude oil tanker Polar Resolution.
________ David G. Sellars is a Port Angeles resident and former Navy boatswainâ€™s mate who enjoys boats and strolling the waterfronts. Items involving boating, port activities and the North Olympic Peninsula waterfronts are always welcome. Email dgsellars@ hotmail.com or phone him at 360-808-3202. His column, On the Waterfront, appears every Sunday.
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