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January 31, 2012
Allison Alderman is now expected to assume the Fort Worden State Park managerial post in midFebruary after a weather delay.
New park manager upbeat Woman assuming post over seniority issue vows ‘positive attitude’ BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — The new manager of Fort Worden State Park is aware that she is replacing a popular person in Kate Burke. But Allison Alderman, who is getting the Port Townsend-based job in a shuffle involving seniority inside the Washington State Parks system, said in an interview that she will approach the job with the same type of positive attitude Burke has. “I understand that Port Townsend knows, loves and trusts Kate and handpicked her to head the park,” Alderman told the Peninsula Daily News. “The people in Port Townsend don’t know me and might not be happy to see me, but I am going to come in with a positive attitude and show them what I can do. “We all want the same thing, for the work to continue in turning [Fort Worden] into a Lifelong Learning Center.” TURN
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Reigning Rhododendron Festival Queen Emma King, center, and Princesses Abigail Green, left, and Carley Lundgren, right, stand with 2012 candidates Briel Kilham, second from left, and Krista Hathaway, second from right, at the Candidates Tea on Sunday.
Royals of upcoming Rhody Fest are former softball teammates BY JENNIFER JACKSON FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — When Krista Hathaway and Briel Kilham were in middle school, they were selected to played on a traveling softball team called the Crushers. Krista played first base. Briel played third base and pitched in relief. The Crushers didn’t win any trophies, the girls said, but it was fun traveling around the state to play other teams. Now teenagers, Krista and Briel will be traveling together around the state again this year, waving from a parade float instead of tagging out runners.
On Sunday, the two were presented as candidates for the 2012 Rhody Festival royalty at a tea at Lehani’s Deli and Coffee in downtown Port Townsend. On March 3, one will be chosen as queen and one as princess at the coronation ceremony at Chimacum Grange.
‘Spring into Rhody’ The theme of this year’s May 12-20 festival is “Spring into Rhody,” which opens up possibilities beyond the traditional bloom. “We’re basically focusing on a lot of different flowers,” said Melanie Bozak, copresident of this year’s festival, of the
direction the theme might take. Both of this year’s candidates are local blooms with deep roots in Jefferson County. Briel, a senior at Port Townsend High School, is the daughter of Toby and Amy Kilham, and granddaughter of Sheryl Coyote, all PTHS graduates. Krista, a Chimacum High School junior who lives in Port Ludlow, is the daughter of Jeff and Sabrina Hathaway, who graduated from CHS in 1981 and 1985, respectively. Krista’s cousin, Jaime Arthur, was Rhododendron queen in 1995. TURN
PT artist designs poster for Sequim lavender ‘faire’ BY JEFF CHEW PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM — Port Townsend artist James Lyman has created “Sequim Lavender Legacy” as the official artwork for the 2012 Sequim Lavender Farm Faire. The painting is a colorful representation of all Sequim Lavender Farmers Association familyowned and operated farms that have helped make Sequim famous over the past 16 years, the association’s executive director said. “We were looking for someone with a different style,” Scott Nagel said. “We wanted to show all of the [association’s] members in the painting,” Nagel added. “Several of our members know Jim. He’s a well-known artist. He’s known for his lighthouses.”
“The creativity and technique that went into this painting is very special, as all of the members of the association are represented in some Lyman way within the art,” Nagel said. Details will be announced in April, when the poster goes on sale. The Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, part of the new Sequim Lavender Weekend July 20-22, features members of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association, which encompasses family-owned and operated farms ranging in size from 2.7 to 12 acres with
more than 100 years of collective lavender experience, Nagel said. The group formed a year ago. Now, both the farmers group and the Sequim Lavender Growers Association host separate activities during an annual weekend of lavender events. Farmers of the new group include three of the founders of the lavender movement in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, who live on the land and are full-time farmers.
Pastor and painter After a 23-year career in the Army, and 20 years as chef and owner/manager of his own restaurant, Lyman decided to finish school and become a church pastor. TURN
James Lyman’s poster for the Sequim Lavender Farmers
ARTIST/A4 Association will go on sale in April.
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Willie Nelson comes out for Kucinich COUNTRY MUSIC ICON Willie Nelson came to Ohio to sing out in support of an old friend, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich. Nelson performed a sold-out benefit for the congressman Sunday in Lorain, Ohio, about 25 miles west of Cleveland. The star previously campaigned for Kucinich during his long-shot bids for president. Redistricting has thrown Kucinich into a congressional primary battle with another veteran, Democrat Marcy Kaptur. Her campaign sniffed last week that while Kucinich brings singers to northern Ohio, Kaptur brings jobs. Multiple news outlets report Kucinich shot back during a news conference before Sunday’s concert that he has worked to save steel jobs in the region.
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Country music star Willie Nelson performs during a fundraising concert for U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich in Lorain, Ohio, on Sunday.
Oscar winner’s addition makes her the second American cast member MacLaine role and character on the Another American is MacLaine British setting up residence at period drama. “Downton Abbey.” She’s set to play Martha ITV and Carnival films Levinson, the American announced Monday that Shirley MacLaine is join- mother of Lady Grantham ing the British series for its (Elizabeth McGovern) upcoming third season. The and joins the cast as they
begin shooting the new season next month. “My late grandfather directed Shirley MacLaine in ‘Gambit’ in 1966, so it is a delight for me that she will be joining us on ‘Downton Abbey,’” said Carnival managing director Gareth Neame. The third season, which reportedly takes the narrative into the 1920s, is expected to premiere in Britain in September, with a U.S. premiere to follow.
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CAMILLA WILLIAMS, 92, an AfricanAmerican opera pioneer, has died in Bloomington, Ind. Ms. Williams’ attorney, Eric Slotegraaf, said in a statement the soprano died SunMs. Williams day. in 1985 Indiana University Jacobs School of Music spokesman Alain Barker said the cause of death was complications from cancer. The school said Ms. Williams became the first African-American woman to appear with a major U.S. opera company when she debuted May 15, 1946, with New York City Opera in the title role of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly.” She became the first African-American professor of voice at the university in 1977 and retired in 1997.
HOMAI VYARAWALLA, 98, India’s first female photojournalist who chronicled India’s independence with a spirit that was unmatched by the following generations, died Sunday in Vadodara, India. “Her images of Jawaharlal Nehru addressing a jubilant crowd in Delhi, and of the body of Mohandas K. Gandhi being prepared for cremation, give a vivid sense of the mood of a nation whose self-image was cast in a romantic epic mold,” Holland Cotter wrote in The New York Times in a 1997 review of a show in Queens, N.Y., that featured Ms. Vyarawalla’s work. Ms. Vyarawalla traveled around Delhi by bicycle, wearing a sari and lugging
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■ Lesley Hoare is an organizer of the Forks Human Rights Group. Her first name was misspelled in Sunday’s article, “New Agent in Charge of PA Border Patrol,” on Page A5.
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Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1937 (75 years ago)
State Rep. John Sherman of Port Angeles and seven other House members introduced a bill in Olympia to make Port Ludlow the logical cross-sound ferry point for Seattle. The bill includes a new route for the Olympic Highway from Blyn to Port Ludlow. Seen Around Proponents of the new Peninsula snapshots short route to Port Ludlow claim that by cutting up a NEW U.S. HIGHWAY canyon to the right of the 101 direction signs on new Olympic Highway at Blyn traffic lights at the corner and crossing directly over Laugh Lines of First and Lincoln streets to Discovery Bay, a big savin Port Angeles — the ing in mileage can be northernmost point of the AFTER ALL THESE made. years and with all the copy- famed numbered route Southeast of Discovery cat shows, “American Idol” between Los Angeles and Bay, the new route would is still the only show on TV Olympia . . . travel from Uncas and that has the power to cataWANTED! “Seen Around” Lake Crocker to Port Ludpult a young singer from low. obscurity to fame and then items. Send them to PDN News Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles Sequim dairymen are back to obscurity again, WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or almost immediately. especially interested in the email news@peninsuladailynews. Jimmy Kimmel com. shorter routes to get their
products to the Seattle market.
1962 (50 years ago) The Port Angeles City Council has approved the operation of a new bus company. Operator of the new service, who drives a white Chevrolet Greenbrier with a capacity of 12 people, said he will travel on routes starting from the bus stand on Front Street between Lincoln and Laurel streets and travel as far as Gales Addition and Mount Pleasant to the east and 16th and C streets to the west.
1987 (25 years ago) The developer who manages local property owned by the Wayne Enterprises, controlled by family members of the late actor John Wayne, said the family will consider any proposals for
development — but the first concern is preserving Sequim Bay and the surrounding environment. Louie Torres said the family made that statement after Country Inn developer Bill Watkins said Wayne property along West Sequim Bay Road is one of three locations he is considering for a $5 million destination resort. The other two locations are elsewhere in the Sequim area and near Lake Arrowhead east of Los Angeles.
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TODAY IS TUESDAY, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2012. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Jan. 31, 1961, NASA launched Ham the Chimp aboard a Mercury-Redstone rocket from Cape Canaveral; Ham was recovered safely from the Atlantic Ocean following his 16½-minute suborbital flight. On this date: ■ In 1606, Guy Fawkes, convicted of treason for his part in the “Gunpowder Plot” against the English Parliament and King James I, was executed. ■ In 1797, composer Franz
Schubert was born in Vienna. ■ In 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee was named general-in-chief of all the Confederate armies. ■ In 1917, during World War I, Germany served notice it was beginning a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare. ■ In 1929, revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his family were expelled from the Soviet Union. ■ In 1945, Pvt. Eddie Slovik, 24, became the first U.S. soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion as he was shot by an American firing squad in France. ■ In 1950, President Harry S. Truman announced he had
ordered development of the hydrogen bomb. ■ In 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite into orbit, Explorer I. ■ In 1971, astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon. ■ In 2000, an Alaska Airlines jet spiraled into the Pacific Ocean off Port Hueneme, Calif., killing all 88 people aboard. ■ Ten years ago: The Bush administration handed abortion opponents a symbolic victory, classifying a developing fetus as an
“unborn child” as a way of extending prenatal care to low-income pregnant women under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. ■ Five years ago: Nine blinking electronic devices planted around Boston threw a scare into the city in what turned out to be a marketing campaign for a latenight cable cartoon. ■ One year ago: A federal judge in Florida declared the Obama administration’s health care overhaul unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that argued people cannot be required to buy health insurance.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Romney credits surge in polls to strategy change JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A confident Mitt Romney said Monday the Florida primary is breaking his way, and he urged voters to send Newt Gingrich “to the moon.” But Gingrich, who trails the front-runner by at least 15 percentage points, says he’ll stay in the race. “You can sense that it’s going our way,” Romney told reporters. The former Massachusetts governor said he Romney believes he bounced back from a South Carolina loss by aggressively answering Gingrich’s attacks and hitting him for his ties to mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
D.C. Occupiers dig in WASHINGTON — Defiant Occupy protesters vowed to maintain their vigil Monday despite an order from thePark Service that campers depart from two federal parks. As the agency’s noon deadline neared, chanting protesters unfurled a blue tarp emblazoned with “Tent of Dreams” over the center of McPherson Square, one of the two parks. The protesters then dragged the
tarp over the statue of James B. McPherson, the Civil War general for whom the park is named, and the statue’s head poked through the tarp’s top. “What they’re doing with this enforcement is a joke,” said Christopher Seerden, 30, of Santa Cruz, Calif., standing next to a tent that he had been wearing like a garment. “People need to have a place to stay.” Despite the deadline, there was no immediate move by park police to clamp down on the campers there or at an encampment in Freedom Plaza.
New scam offensive NEW YORK — Google, Facebook and other big tech companies are jointly designing a system for combating email scams known as phishing. Such scams try to trick people into giving away passwords and other personal information by sending emails that look as if they come from a legitimate business or bank. To combat that, 15 major technology and financial companies have formed an organization to design a system for authenticating emails and weeding out fakes. Called DMARC — short for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance — it builds on existing techniques designed to verify that an email actually came from the sender in question. The problem is there are multiple approaches for doing that and no standard way of dealing with fake emails.
Briefly: World Syrian troop push back on Damascus’ edge BEIRUT — Syrian forces heavily shelled the restive city of Homs on Monday, and troops pushed back dissident forces from suburbs on the outskirts of Damascus in an offensive trying to regain control of the capital’s eastern doorstep, activists said. President Bashar Assad’s regime is intensifying its assault aimed at crushing army defectors and protesters, Clinton even as the West tries to win a new U.N. resolution demanding a halt to Syria’s crackdown on the 10-month-old uprising. At least 28 civilians were reported killed Monday. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and British and French foreign ministers were heading to New York to push for backing of the measure in Tuesday’s U.N. talks. Clinton condemned the regime’s escalation of violence “in the strongest possible terms,” calling the shelling of civilian areas “brutal.”
3 hide out at embassy CAIRO — Three American citizens barred from leaving Egypt have sought refuge at the
U.S. Embassy in Cairo amid growing tensions between the two allies over an Egyptian investigation into foreignfunded pro-democracy groups. The White House said Monday it was disappointed with Egypt’s handling of the issue, which U.S. officials have warned could stand in the way of more than $1 billion in U.S. aid. Last week, Egypt barred at least six Americans, including the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, from leaving the country.
Afghan mother killed KABUL, Afghanistan — A woman was strangled to death, apparently by her husband, who was upset that she gave birth to a second daughter rather than the son he wanted, police said Monday. It was the latest in a series of grisly examples of subjugation of women that have made headlines in the past few months — including a 15-yearold tortured and forced into prostitution by in-laws. It raises the question of what will happen as the international presence here shrinks. The man in the latest case, Sher Mohammad, fled the Khanabad district last week, about the time a neighbor found his 22-year-old wife dead said District Police Chief Sufi Habibullah. The woman, Estorai, had told relatives her husband reproached her for giving birth to a girl and threatened to kill her if it happened again. The Associated Press
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Firemen rest, at left, after fighting fires from the multi-vehicle accident that killed at least 10 people Sunday on Interstate 75 near Gainesville, Fla.
Highway reopens after deadly Florida crash State patrol defends decision to allow traffic in smoke, fog Steven R. Camps and some friends were driving home before dawn Sunday when they were GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The drawn into the massive wreck. Florida Highway Patrol says conditions were clear when they ‘People screaming’ decided to reopen the interstate “You could hear cars hitting highway where 10 people were killed in two deadly pileups amid each other. People were crying. People were screaming. It was heavy smoke and fog. Lt. Patrick Riordan said Mon- crazy,” the Gainesville man said. day that visibility quickly deterio- “It looked like the end of the rated after they reopened the world.” The National Transportation highway early Sunday. The Safety Board sent investigators to crashes started shortly after. About midnight, the FHP the scene. The probe is being led patrol closed Interstate 75 near by the Florida Highway Patrol. The pileups happened around Gainesville because of low visibility but reopened it about 3:30 a.m. 3:45 a.m. on both sides of I-75. Pileups began about 15 minutes When rescuers first arrived, poor later, with survivors describing visibility made it difficult to find smoke and fog so thick they victims in wreckage that was strewn for nearly a mile. couldn’t see. At least a dozen cars and six But the fog and brush-fire smoke had cleared enough Mon- tractor-trailers were involved, and some burst into flames. day for all lanes to be opened. Hours later, twisted, smolderEighteen people were hospitalized after a long line of cars and ing wreckage was still scattered trucks collided early Sunday across the pavement. Reporters south of Gainesville. saw bodies still inside a burnedBY MIKE SCHNEIDERS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
out Grand Prix. One tractortrailer was burned down to its skeleton, charred pages of books and magazines in its cargo area. Tires of every vehicle had burned away, leaving only steel belts. Before Camps hit the fog bank, a friend driving ahead of him in a separate vehicle called to warn of the road conditions as he approached the Paynes Prairie area, just south of Gainesville. A short time later, traffic stopped along the northbound lanes. Camps said he was talking about road conditions to a man in the car stopped next to him when another vehicle hit that man’s car. The man’s vehicle was crushed under a semi-truck in front of them. Camps said his car was hit twice, but he and another friend were able to jump out. In a 9-1-1 call released Monday by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, a driver is heard telling a dispatcher “another one” multiple times. The caller is heard saying: “He’s coming too fast,” followed by the sound of a crash. “Yup, there it goes. That was a bad one,” she says. Authorities have not released the identities of those who died or of the 18 who were hospitalized after the Sunday collision.
Police: Toddler’s blood in house BY GLENN ADAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WATERVILLE, Maine — Police who confirmed the discovery of blood from a missing toddler in the basement of her father’s home said Monday there is no evidence of an abduction and that they believe adults in the home know more than what they’re telling investigators. Six weeks after Ayla Reynolds’ disappearance, state and local detectives believe the father, Justin DiPietro, and two others in the home the night Ayla was last seen are not giving a full account of what happened, said Steve McCausland, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman. The idea that someone sneaked into the small house and took Ayla without awakening any of the adults “doesn’t pass the
straight-face test,” McCausland said. Ayla was 20 months old when she disappeared Dec. 16 from the Wa t e r v i l l e house where Ayla DiPietro lives with his mother. Ayla’s mother, Trista Reynolds, lives in Portland. DiPietro reported Ayla missing the next day. He said he’d put her to bed the night before and she wasn’t there the next morning. Over the weekend, state police confirmed that blood was found in the basement where the father slept and that some of the blood was Ayla’s. Police on Monday declined to say how much blood was discovered. On the night Ayla was last
seen, DiPietro was in the home with his girlfriend, Courtney Roberts, and they slept with Roberts’ child in the partially finished basement, McCausland said. DiPietro’s sister was sleeping with her young child on the main level of the one-story home, and Ayla was in a bedroom by herself on the main level, McCausland said Monday. DiPietro’s mother was not home that night. Justin DiPietro declined to comment Monday after massive searches by police, the FBI and divers. Trista Reynolds’ father said the family was told late Saturday by McCausland that blood found in the home was Ayla’s. Ronald Reynolds said he’s convinced that the adults in DiPietro’s house have more information than they have shared.
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A BURGEONING POPULATION of huge pythons — many of them pets turned loose by their owners when they got too big — appears to be wiping out large numbers of raccoons, opossums, bobcats and other mammals in the Florida Everglades, a study says. The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that sightings of medium-size mammals are down dramatically — as much as 99 percent, in some cases — due to the non-native snakes that are known to be lurking. Scientists fear the pythons could disrupt the food chain and upset the Everglades’ environmental balance.
SCUFFED BY THE HEELS of The King, The Queen of Soul and thousands of other singers, the Ryman Auditorium’s oak floor in Nashville, Tenn., has ended its long run. “That stage has had a wonderful life,” said Steve Buchanan, senior vice president of media and entertainment for Gaylord Entertainment, Ryman’s owners. The current stage is just the second in the 120-year history of the building after the original was installed in 1901 for a performance of the Metropolitan Opera. It was laid down in 1951 for the Grand Ole Opry and has lasted far longer than expected.
FRIGID WEATHER CUT power to towns and snarled traffic across central and eastern Europe. Officials are opening shelters, with particular concern for the homeless and elderly. This part of Europe is not unused to cold, but the current freeze came after a period of relatively mild weather. Many were shocked when temperatures plunged Monday to minus 4 degrees. Police searched for the homeless and set up heaters at bus stations, authorities said. Still, eight died in Ukraine of hypothermia, most of them homeless. Ten died in Poland, and several froze to death in Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.
KIM JONG UN, North Korea’s young new leader, is visiting his troops — just as his father did. But while the late Kim Jong Il mostly stayed aloof in dark shades, his son holds hands and hugs his soldiers. Kim Jong Un seems to want to bond with his country’s people. The style hearkens back to Kim Il Sung, his grandfather and revered founder of the country. Cheers, applause and calls of “Hurrah!” greet Kim Jong Un as he examines the heating systems of soldiers’ quarters, the pressure of their water faucets, the books stacked in their libraries — even the taste of their food.
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Abigail Green, left, shows the pins she has collected during her reign as a Rhody Festival princess to Melanie Bozak, festival co-president, center, and Christy Green, head of the royalty committee.
Royals: Dreams of Rhody crown CONTINUED FROM A1 the princess one worth $1,000. The scholarships are â€œShe said it was such a great experience,â€? Krista great seed money for the said of her reason for apply- contestantsâ€™ futures. Emma King, the reigning. Briel announced her ing 2011 Rhododendron candidacy for Rhododen- Festival queen, said she is dron Festival queen when planning to major in premed at a California or she was 5 years old. university, It was at the kindergar- Washington ten graduation ceremony, then attend dentistry during which Steve Finch, school. Reigning Princess AbiGrant Street School principal, presents each graduate gail Green plans to major in with a diploma and asks: art at the University of â€œWhat do you want to be Washington or Washington State University. when you grow up?â€? Princess Carley Lundâ€œI said â€˜Rhododendron gren said she plans to be a queen,â€™â€? Briel said. â€œAnother girl said the veterinary technician. All three girls are augsame thing as me, and I got menting their college funds really mad.â€? With two candidates, by working â€” Emma at however, the rivalry is irrel- Papa Murphyâ€™s, Abigail at evant: Both are assured a Goodwill and Lundgren at tiara and a title. Seaport Landing. The main difference is In addition to playing the queen usually receives varsity sports and maina $1,500 scholarship and taining a 3.9 grade-point
average, Krista is junior class president and works on-call for a Port Ludlow investment firm. Briel works at the Public House grill and for the past six years has taken dance lessons at Oâ€™Meara Studio.
Service clubs The two former teammates will kick off their candidacies for Rhody queen this week with appearances before local Soroptimist and Kiwanis clubs, where each will give a speech and be judged on her poise and presentation. The girls also earn points by selling festival pins. Their points are combined with scores of their talent presentation and judgesâ€™ interview at the March 3 coronation program, which starts at 5 p.m. at the Chimacum Grange hall. Those early days on the
Crushers have paid off for Krista, who at Chimacum High plays varsity volleyball and basketball and was named all-district in softball her freshman year. The school softball team always goes to district playoffs, she said, but unfortunately, this yearâ€™s tournament is on May 19, the day of the Rhody Festival Grand Parade. So, to be fair to the team, she will go out for track instead, and hope that her events at the district meet â€” shot put, javelin and discus â€” fall on another day. â€œIf they donâ€™t, Iâ€™ll be in the parade,â€? she said. Looking back at their reign, the three departing royalty said the Olympia parade stood out â€” they waited on the float in the rain for three hours under a tent of umbrellas, trying to keep their skirts dry.
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â€œIt was awful â€” but it was one of the funnest parades,â€? Green said. â€œIt did stop raining.â€? Rhody organizers have boosted the lineup of events and volunteers for this yearâ€™s festival but are looking for more people to help. For information, contact
Christie Hensley at 360301-0783, or Bozak, 360531-1329, or email rhody email@example.com. The festival website is www.rhodyfest.org.
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Artist: Noted for painting lighthouses, barns CONTINUED FROM A1 as a pastor in the Southern Baptist Church, then later But, he has had a pas- in the Evangelical Methodsion for painting buildings ist Church, where he serves over the past 30 years, and today. â€œI am now enjoying the he is particularly recognized for his specialty in best of two worlds â€” servpainting lighthouses and ing my Lord and painting for Him,â€? he said. barns. He has been commissioned to paint many â€˜Many helpedâ€™ churches, barns, Victorian â€œMany people helped me homes and lighthouses all along my path to where I over the western U.S. am today, but none were The artist began full more influential than Gary time with his own gallery in Peterson, who I consider to Port Townsend. be the foremost artist on the In 2005, Jim finished his West Coast, and the Rev. schooling and was ordained Walter Brown,â€? he added.
His work can be seen at www.fineartamerica.com. In other farmers association news, the Sequim Balloon Festival, which is planned Sept. 1-3, is now a major sponsor of the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, Nagle said. â€œWe will have a hot-air balloon all weekend long, tethered and going up to 150 feet above Lavender in the Park at Carrie BlakeDemonstration park, providing views of the entire valley, and of course everyone will see us,â€? Nagle said. Nagel said this is also part of introducing the new
Sequim Balloon Festival, set for Labor Day Weekend, to Sequim. For more information about the balloon festival, see sequimballoonfestival.com.
Lavender conference The farmers group also will host the Sequim International Lavender Conference on April 27-30. The conference, which is expected to draw lavender aficianados from around the world, will be at the Sequim Holiday Inn Express, 1441 E. Washington St., and at the farms of
the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association. The keynote speaker will be Tim Upson, co-author of The Genus Lavandula, considered by many as the â€œlavender bible.â€? Upson is curator of Cambridge Universityâ€™s 40-acre Botanic Garden in Cambridge, England. Early-bird registration is $245 through today, $295 through March 15, and $325 after March 16. Registration will include all workshop and farm sessions, a conference notebook with session handouts and lavender information, local
transportation to farms as needed and a private Facebook page for participants to ask questions and exchange ideas and notes. For more information and online registration, go the www.international lavenderconference.com. For more information about the Sequim Lavender Farm Association, see www. sequimlavenderfarms.org or phone 360-452-6300.
________ Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Jeff Chew can be reached at 360-681-2391 or at jeff.chew@ peninsuladailynews.com.
Manager: Aldermanâ€™s position was eliminated CONTINUED FROM A1 worked for Washington State Parks for 21 years, Aldermanâ€™s position as while Burke began her regional operations man- employment with State ager in the state Parksâ€™ Parks at Fort Worden in Northwest Region Office 2002. During her two decades, was eliminated as part of an agency-wide cost reduc- Alderman has supervised tion, so Alderman â€” who several park managers at has seniority â€” will dis- several parks, including place current park manager Deception Pass, Fort FlaKate Burke as part of a gler, Fort Casey, the Green state personnel practice River Gorge Area, Moran that favors those with and Cama Beach But she has never manseniority. aged the detailed daily operations at the park level. Transition postponed â€œI wonâ€™t be a typical park Alderman was initially manager,â€? she said. scheduled to replace Burke â€œI suppose thatâ€™s a good on Wednesday, but the mid- thing since a number of January stormy weather people in the Port Townsend set things back. The transi- community have stated tion will now occur around that they donâ€™t believe the Feb. 15. typical park manager is the The bad weather and best fit for such a unique power outages led the park place as Fort Worden.â€? system to postpone the process so that all parties Historic buildings would have time to move, Unlike most other state according to spokesperson parks, the 434-acre Fort Virginia Painter. Burke, whose last day Worden State Park and was to be Wednesday, will Conference Center includes now work through the tran- many historic buildings of sition, Painter said. the Army fort decommisAlderman, 46, has sioned in 1952 that have
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been converted to educational and scientific use. And unlike most state parks, it even offers accommodations in the 19th century former officersâ€™ quarters. Alderman said she sees the new position as a chance to expand her skills. â€œI look forward to the challenge of heading Fort Worden. It gives me a challenge that will allow me to stretch myself,â€? she said. â€œIn the past, I have been more involved in financial management and human resources. â€œIn Fort Worden, there is more diversity of programs and Iâ€™m thrilled about this opportunity to develop relationships with these diverse groups.â€?
Alderman is waiting on park management to schedule a visit to Port Townsend, during which time she can meet with Burke, user groups and park employees. In addition to her duties as park manager, Burke has been a board member of the Port Townsend Public Development Authority, or PDA, which since the end of 2009 has sought to develop Fort Worden into a self-sustaining Lifelong Learning Center with diverse educational programs. Several stakeholders involved in the process argue that if Burke leaves, momentum will be lost. Last week, the PDA asked 24th District legislators to introduce a bill that would allow it to manage at least part of the park. That would pave the way for Burke to stay on as director. The proposal was presented to the three legislators from the 24th District â€” Sen. Jim Hargrove, a Democrat from Hoquiam, and Rep. Kevin Van De Wege and Rep. Steve Tharinger, both Sequim Democrats â€” on Jan. 23. It outlines three possibilities for a change in the management of Fort Worden State Park: an equal partnership between the PDA and the State Parks to run the park, the leasing of buildings by the PDA while the State Parks manages the camping and trail facilities, or the leasing of the entire park by the PDA. The PDA board favors the second option because it
leverages the strengths of both agencies, according to several board members. Alderman said she isnâ€™t that familiar with the PDAâ€™s activities, although she is aware of the co-management proposals. She expects to participate in the planning and execution of the Lifelong Learning Center. â€œThe Lifelong Leaning Center sets a direction for the future,â€? she said. â€œWith all the partnerships and ideas generated, it will become more sustainable financially and ecologically and will become a model that all parks can emulate,â€? she said Alderman, a Northwest native, is a graduate of the State Parks law enforcement academy and has spent her parks career in management positions. In that time parks have changed, with the public and the state demand more accountability and transparency from the parks, she said. â€œItâ€™s always been a challenge getting funding for parks,â€? she said. â€œThey sometimes take a back seat to law enforcement and corrections and are not critical in the same way, but it is very important to preserve these environments so people have places to go in order to reconnect with nature and reconnect with themselves.â€?
________ Jefferson County Reporter Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or charlie.bermant@ peninsuladailynews.com.
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Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam plans TeenagerBriefly: State tried to expand casino this year toas bejuvenile BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
BLYN â€” The 7 Cedars Casino will expand this year with about 200 new slot machines â€” bringing the total to 750 machines â€” more table games, a wood-fired oven restaurant and an upscale bar. Ron Allen, Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam tribal chairman and chief executive officer, said the renovation, originally planned last year, will take place from April to September. â€œThat will be a significant difference in the casino property,â€? he said. The tribe plans to gut the bingo area to make room for â€œa couple hundredâ€? slot machines and expand the building 30 feet to the east. The 5,000-square-foot addition was originally planned to begin last March but was delayed because of a shift in market conditions, said 7 Cedars Casino Chief Executive Officer Jerry Allen, Ron Allenâ€™s brother. â€œWe looked at the economy and took a more cautious approach,â€? Jerry Allen said. When the addition is finished, with all it will con-
tain, the initial $7.5 million for construction is likely to have swollen to about $9.5 million, he said. R. Allen The renovation will include new restrooms and a new casino pit for blackjack, roulette and craps. The first 100 additional slot machines are expected to be installed as the addition is built, with the second 100 to be brought in within six months, Jerry Allen said. Once all are in place, the casino will sport 750 slot machines â€” enough for the biggest demands of the highest-volume nights, he added. Also in 2012, the tribe will make infrastructure improvements at its Blyn campus to prepare for larger projects in the future. An events center and parking garage will be built near the casino in about two years, Ron Allen said. In about five years, the tribe will build its muchanticipated resort and hotel near the casino. â€œWe have to deal with
the infrastructure before we can move our larger projects forward, meaning the resort,â€? Ron Allen said. Jerry Allen said the expanded casino will help pay for the seven-story resort and hotel. The tribe has not set a definitive time line for the resort, but Jerry Allen said it will take about five years to generate enough revenue to build the kind of resort the tribe envisions. Jerry Allen said the new restaurant at the casino will have a stone oven for wood-cooked steak, pizza and other favorites. â€œWe expect it to be a very well-rounded cuisine,â€? he said.
tribe expects to expand the Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course. Three new holes will be added on the east side of the course. The new holes will serve as a golf academy for professional instruction. Existing holes will be lengthened, and water features will be added, Ron Allen said. This summer, the tribe will again host the Sonny Sixkiller Celebrity Golf Classic, a University of Washington footballthemed tournament, at the Cedars at Dungeness. A dinner and auction will be held at the casino. Sixkiller, a famous Husky quarterback in the early 1970s, was one of 32 legendary Husky players and coaches who participated in the inaugural event last summer. Jerry Allen said this yearâ€™s tourney will feature more members of the Huskiesâ€™ 1991 national championship team.
As for infrastructure, the tribe this year will install two large water tanks to triple the capacity for the Blyn community, Ron Allen said. A small administrative building will be added to keep up with the growth of tribal operations. ________ The Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam tribe is in negotiReporter Rob Ollikainen can be ations with Verizon for a reached at 360-417-3537 or at rob. new cellphone tower. ollikainen@peninsuladailynews. Within a few years, the com.
A two-block area near Pioneer Square was swept Monday morning, but no one had to be evicted. State Transportation Department spokeswoman KaDeena Yerkan said no OLYMPIA â€” A 13-year- one was encountered, old Thurston County boy apparently because the accused of killing his father homeless heeded â€œno treswill be tried as a juvenile, passingâ€? signs posted Frinot an adult. day. Deputy Prosecuting She said the area under Attorney Wayne Graham the viaduct is being cleared said he decided to keep the of transients because of case in Thurston County traffic and construction Juvenile Court after activity. reviewing the boyâ€™s psychological examination, his Lost snowboarder background and facts BELLINGHAM â€” The about the shooting. Whatcom County sheriffâ€™s The Olympian reported office said a snowboarder a Juvenile Court commissioner made the decision at who became lost Saturday on Mount Baker survived a hearing Monday. If convicted, the boy would likely the night by digging a snow cave. face a shorter sentence The next morning, he than he would if tried as was able to make his way an adult. He is charged with first- back to the ski area where he was treated by the ski degree murder in the Oct. patrol and found to be in 23 shooting of his father, good shape. 39-year-old Jimmie Asher, The sheriffâ€™s office said as he slept with his fiancĂŠe the 23-year-old man, Jakub at their home at Littlerock. Cink, is from the Czech The boy said the gun Republic and currently went off accidentally. staying with friends in Vancouver, B.C. He was Homeless evicted making his first visit to SEATTLE â€” As work Mount Baker. progresses on a tunnel to He got lost in an out-ofreplace the Alaskan Way bounds area, thinking he Viaduct in Seattle, homewas taking a short cut to less campers are being told the parking lot. He dug the they can no longer sleep snow cave as night fell. under the viaduct. The Associated Press
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PORT LUDLOW — Discover Your Health will hold an open house and free product tasting at 670 Rainier Lane, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The business is owned by Janette Hammond. It offers ear candling, core energy work sessions and has recently added a small line of low-glycemic fat-burning products. For more information or directions, phone Hammond at 360-3434052.
WASHINGTON — Americans’ income rose in December by the most in nine months, a hopeful sign for the economy after a year of weak wage gains. But consumers didn’t spend any more than they had in November. Americans ended up saving all their additional income. Economists noted that income rose last month largely because of strong hiring. The economy added York & Co. outlet store at the Dolphin Mall in 200,000 jobs in December. Miami in November. More jobs mean more income available to spend. If they continue to save any chief U.S. economist at MFR additional income rather Inc. Economy’s hope After-tax income than spend it, the economy The best hope for the could slow. And that could adjusted for inflation rose economy is further job force employers to pull back 0.3 percent in December. For the year, inflationgains. On Friday, the gov- on hiring. adjusted income rose 0.9 ernment is expected to percent. That was just half report another solid month 70 percent the rise in 2010. of hiring for January. Consumer spending Inflation-adjusted conIncome rose 0.5 percent accounts for about 70 persumer spending rose just from November to Decem- cent of economic activity. 2.2 percent last year. It was ber, the Commerce DepartMany economists are ment said Monday. It was holding out hope, though, slightly better than the the sharpest increase since that continued job gains increase in 2010. a similar gain in March. will mean more spending Flat spending The flat spending in across the economy. December followed scant Consumer spending was “The pace of job growth gains of 0.1 percent in both in recent months, while still flat in December, even October and November. not satisfactory compared though retail sales rose For all of 2011, income to most past cycles, at least slightly and retailers barely rose. And consumers seems sufficient to generate reported modest holiday tapped their savings to enough income growth to sales. spend more. One reason for the conkeep consumer spending But in December, Ameri- moving ahead at a modest flicting data is the concans boosted their savings. pace,” said Joshua Shapiro, sumer spending report cov-
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Serenity board PORT ANGELES — The Serenity House of Clallam County board of directors recently approved J. Scott Schaefer as the newest addition to the Serenity House board. A resident of Sequim, Schaefer is pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Quilcene and retired as Serenity House fiscal director in April 2011. For more information,
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Medical marijuana OLYMPIA — More than three dozen Washington state lawmakers are asking the federal government to reclassify marijuana. In a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Monday, the lawmakers said they supported Gov. Chris Gregoire’s previous request on the issue. Reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule II drug would allow it to be prescribed by doctors and handled by pharmacists. Seven Republican lawmakers are among the 42 who have signed on to the letter.
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SEATTLE — Hundreds of thousands of small planes still use fuel that contains lead, a brain-damaging substance that has been banned from paint and other products, a radio station has reported Monday. The aviation fuel known as “avgas” accounts for less than 1 percent of the nation’s liquid fuel use, but enough piston and engine planes use it to belch out half of all the lead going into the nation’s air, public radio station KUOW in Seattle reported. The most commonly used jet fuel doesn’t contain lead. America’s air contains a lot less lead than before the 1980s, but new research
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children’s health. “But the reality is that exposure to aviation gasoline contributes to children’s exposure to lead, something that we have known for a very, very long time is bad for children,” she added. Monitoring of airborne lead in the Puget Sound region ended in 1999, a year after a lead smelter on Seattle’s Harbor Island shut down.
EPA monitoring In recent months, the EPA has started a pilot project to monitor airborne lead at 15 airports, including two in the Northwest — Harvey Field in Snohomish and Auburn Municipal Airport south of Seattle.
Washington state ranks fifth in the country for lead emissions from airplanes, and per person, all the Northwest states use more avgas than the national average, the station reported. At Kenmore Air Harbor on Lake Washington, half of Kenmore’s business depends on planes that burn leaded fuel, said Rob Richey, Kenmore Air’s maintenance director. “Honestly, if leaded fuel without an alternative is removed, our industry will be dead,” he said. “If a fuel could be developed that was lead-free, it’s fine with us. But because our market is so small, whether the big refiners go to the trouble to make it, that’s the big question.”
the reorganization and its shares in the company will be retired, the board of directors decided. The new holding company will offer and sell shares of common stock in an amount representing the percentage ownership interest currently held by the MHC. The new holding company will offer shares of its common stock for sale to the bank’s eligible account holders and certain borrow-
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“More jobs created mean more income and more consumer spending,” Naroff said. Unemployment fell to 8.5 percent last month — the lowest level in nearly three years — after a sixth straight month of solid hiring. Economists predict that 155,000 net jobs were created in January, according to a survey by Factset. Some are even estimating closer to 200,000. The unemployment rate is expected to stay unchanged. Still, the economy remains weak. The government said Friday that the economy grew at an annual rate of 1.7 percent last year — roughly half the growth of 2010.
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Reception set for outgoing college president Keegan led campus through growth spurt, transformation BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College President Tom Keegan will bid the school farewell at the end of this week. But, before he leaves, Olympic Peninsula residents are invited to a farewell reception at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Pirate Union Building on the main campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. The reception will honor Keegan’s 11 years at the helm of the school. He will assume his new post as president of Skagit Valley College on March 3,
having left an indelible stamp upon the campus. On Jan. 10, the Peninsula College Board of Trustees recognized Keegan’s contributions by naming one of the buildings built during his tenure after him. The $22 million science and technology building, which opened in 2007 and known simply as the M Building, is now Keegan Hall. Keegan, who will earn $200,000 at Skagit Valley, replaces outgoing President Gary Tollefson at the college, a two-year community college about one hour north of Seattle that has an enrollment of about 23,000.
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of June, the trustees and Quileute, Makah and Port Sprague can agree to con- Gamble S’Klallam tribes. tinue the contract. ■ A $14 million library and administration buildDramatic growth ing, linked by a bridge that forms a formal entryway to Keegan led the college the campus, which were through dramatic enroll- completed in August 2008. ment growth, a transforma■ The $36 million Maier tion of the teaching and Hall, which opened with learning environment and a 61,750 square feet of space $120 million capital con- for art, math, liberal arts struction campaign which and music programs — as restored or replaced 75 per- well as a 130-seat perforcent of campus facilities. mance hall. In addition to Keegan ■ Rebuilt soccer fields Hall, those projects at the Wally Sigmar Athincluded: letic Complex, which now ■ The $830,000 Penin- have $1.5 million of artifisula College Longhouse cial turf and have been House of Learning, the only rededicated. facility of its kind built on a college campus, which was Satellite campuses opened Oct. 15, 2007, in From 2001-2011, Peninconjunction with the Jamestown S’Klallam, Lower sula College also expanded Elwha Klallam, Hoh, classroom space, locating
Social media shift paradigms for businesses, speaker says BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Collaboration trumps competition in a world of accelerated change, a social media expert told Port Angeles business leaders Monday. Leif Hansen, owner of Spark S o c i a l Media, told a Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce Hansen audience that social media are part of a broader paradigm shift in business. “We’re going to have to make a choice whether we want to stick an with attitude, an older attitude, of fear, competition, scarcity,” Hansen told about 120 at the weekly luncheon at the Red Lion Hotel. “It’s this sense that there’s only so much out there, and I’ve got to protect my share.’ “For a while, that seemed like it was working, and it seemed like it was true. But
the problem is it’s motivated by fear. It’s ultimately motivated by fear.” Hansen’s talk, titled “Thrive: Improvise, Adapt, Overcome,” was based on a quote from Charles Darwin: “In the long history of humankind, those who learn to collaborate and improvise most successfully have prevailed.”
Port Townsend-based Hansen, a Port Townsend-based social media marketing consultant, trainer and manager, said online tools such as Facebook and Twitter are adaptive, improvisational collaborative tools. “Social media is about, ultimately, at its best, a layer of community,” he said. You can’t hide from your mistakes in the digital age, Hansen said. “No matter how big or small you are, if you’re not being transparent online talking about your mistakes, or your needs, or your vulnerabilities, someone else is going to talk about it,” he said.
“Having passion, being authentic with people, being vulnerable is what creates trust.”
each of the 15 tables in the Red Lion banquet room to write down a problem he or she is facing on a piece of paper and have others at the table generate ideas and advice. Some received actual solutions, but the idea was to get people to come out of their shells. “If we’re to move in a spirit of collaboration, before you get to know someone else, you have to get to know yourself,” he said. “A lot of us . . . really don’t yet know really clearly who we are, individually but also as a business. “Until we remember who we are at the core, and how that connects to the work that we do, we’re screwed. “We’ve got to get back to what that core is, of who we are and what our organization is, and that involves being honest with each other.”
Last October, Hansen spoke at a tourism summit at Fort Worden State Park, where he gave a talk called “Going Local: Three Top Social Media Strategies for Local Businesses. Let’s find out what’s working in our neighborhood!” Hansen was more philosophical Monday. “You guys, the time of Lone Ranger, American dreamism is over,” he said. “And I’m sorry if that for some reason scares you or ticks you off, but think about how fun that could be. Think of what that means. “That means that you don’t have to do stuff alone. That means the part of your business that you actually don’t enjoy, you could give to someone else.” ________ Hansen encouraged business leaders to look to Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be those who are having suc- reached at 360-417-3537 or at rob. cess and model them. ollikainen@peninsuladailynews. He asked someone at com.
Cash-out payments need more control, PA panel members say $1.4 million paid for unused time BY TOM CALLIS
Most of that is paid upon retirement to department heads and mid-level manPORT ANGELES — agers who have few limits Two members of a new City on how much leave they can Council committee aimed at accumulate. lowering personnel costs say more needs to be done No limit on accruement to control cash-outs of For instance, there is no unused sick and vacation limit on how much leave time. The committee, formed department heads — who at the council’s Jan. 21 receive between 30 and 43 days of general leave per retreat, has not met yet. But Deputy Mayor Brad year — can accrue, though Collins and Councilman any time more than 120 Dan Di Guilio said in inter- days is paid at 25 percent of views last week they would their salary. General leave includes support setting more stringent limits on how much both vacation and sick time. Mid-level managers leave managers can accumulate, though they say have a vacation cap of 120 they are not sure what lim- days and are paid 25 percent of their accumulated its should be set. Councilwoman Brooke sick leave. The highest amount Nelson, the other member of the committee, said she paid in the last nine years hadn’t come to any conclu- was $56,289. Di Guilio said he thinks sions on the issue. Since 2003, Port Angeles 120 days is a bit too much. “I kind of would like to has spent $1.4 million paying employees for unused see a lower threshold,” he said, although he isn’t sure sick and vacation time. PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
ity Hall also allows employees to cash out up to 80 hours of leave a year, and place another 40 hours toward retirement.
what the number should be. Collins, who was paid $37,108 for his unused leave when he retired as city Planning Director in 2005, called the current policy “ridiculously high.” “I think it’s too high for vacation,” he said, adding he was also not sure what the cap should be.
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reducing cash-outs to City Manager Kent Myers last spring as a way to save the city money. City Hall also allows employees to cash out up to 80 hours of leave a year, and place another 40 hours toward retirement. City Finance Director Yvonne Ziomkowski, who remains on administrative leave pending the completion of a State Patrol investigation, cashed out 69 days of her own vacation — worth $28,867 — over that limit from 2009 to 2011. She has denied any intentional wrongdoing. The committee also will review employees’ salary and benefits. Collins said he expects they will have recommendations for the rest of the council in the next few months.
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tion of the bank vandalism but have no suspects at this time. Another Wells Fargo branch in downtown Seattle is the target of a noon protest today promoted by the Working Washington group that said the bank is not paying its fair share of taxes.
Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-417-3535 or at arwyn.rice@peninsuladailynews. com.
Committee and its partners. Each class will include discussions about general spill response organization, hazardous situation recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination OLYMPIA — A measure procedures and safety issues to legalize same-sex marassociated with oiled wildlife riage has passed a House response activities such as committee, and the Senate search and collection, transis expected to vote on its portation and rehabilitation. companion bill as early as Examples of spill Wednesday. response equipment, perSen. Ed Murray, a Seat- sonal protective equipment, tle Democrat who is spondifferent types of oil, as soring one of the bills, said well as response tools used Monday he expects a floor by professional spill and vote on gay marriage in the wildlife responders will be Senate on Wednesday. presented. A Senate committee Light refreshments will voted to approve Murray’s be served. bill Friday. Attendees should bring The House Judiciary a notebook or clipboard for committee approved its gay notetaking. marriage bill Monday on a To register for the Port 7-6 party line vote. Angeles class visit http:// Opponents of same-sex tinyurl.com/862qdky, or marriage have already email Cathy Lear at promised a referendum CLear@co.clallam.wa.us or battle at the ballot if the phone 360-417-2361 by no Legislature passes the bill later than Feb. 8. and it’s signed into law. Washington state has had a domestic partnership Studium Generale PORT ANGELES — law since 2007, and an Makah tribal artist John “everything but marriage” Goodwin will talk about his expansion of the domestic partnership law since 2009. art and how he works at Peninsula College’s Studium Generale program College tuition Thursday. SEATTLE — Finding The event, which is free money to send kids to coland open to the public, will lege is getting harder, begin at 12:35 p.m. in the despite improvement in the college’s Little Theater, state economy. 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. A new report from the An artists’ reception in Washington Higher Educa- the Peninsula College tion Coordinating Board Longhouse Art Gallery will said more students follow at 2 p.m. received financial aid last Goodwin is currently year, but even more famiexhibiting 15 pieces of art lies aren’t getting the help in the gallery. they needed. Guests will have an State officials and opportunity to talk with Washington families are Goodwin and view his work. expecting this year to be He is the gallery’s winworse because they see no ter quarter spotlight artist. relief from the steady rise Goodwin said he really in tuition. became serious about art in Financial aid for inhis early 20s, though his state students has gone up first piece was created while 34 percent over the past he was in high school when three years. But the growth he became involved in creatin applications for financial ing regalia for his family. aid for the same students “Without realizing it, I has gone up twice as fast. was building a foundation State officials said the for an art career,” Goodwin number of students that said. qualified for the state need Today, Goodwin concengrant but didn’t get the trates on working with money they needed, now mediums that pertain to totals about 25,000 students. Northwest coast design. “The art that I create is Oiled wildlife class based on a culture that is alive and vibrant in the PORT ANGELES — A free, eight-hour Hazardous Makah people,” Goodwin said. His biggest influence is Waste Operations and Emergency Response class not a “who,” he said, but a for those interested in oiled “what.” And that what “is my cultural connection to wildlife response will be the people of Neah Bay.” held Saturday, Feb. 11. In 2008-2009, Goodwin The class will be held in the Port Angeles City Coun- was the featured artist in the Washington state govcil Chambers, 321 E. Fifth ernor’s mansion. St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Peninsula Daily News It is sponsored by the and The Associated Press Clallam Marine Resources
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satellite campuses in buildings in Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend and expanding into a larger space in downtown Forks. In 2004, Peninsula College was allowed to grant baccalaureate degrees in conjunction with other colleges. The program was expanded in 2010, when the college was established as an independent degreegranting institution. Keegan was a key player in the college’s being awarded $15 million in grants over six years, earned through partnerships with local industry.
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Former rabbit abode: house of books WHAT DOES THE month of January, a rabbit hutch, World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, a talent show, donated property, donated labor, Seafirst Bank and a trip to Vashon Island all have in common with Forks Memorial Library? They are just some of the pieces that make up its history. The first library board meeting was held in January 1945. It was a year later when Forks’ first library was set up in the USO room in the Forks grade-school building. Books for the new library were donated by townspeople, along with 600 that were rented from the Port Angeles library. The local Red Cross provided transportation for the books because there was no bookmobile at that time. Even though the library was popular with Forks residents, it nearly was discontinued after a fire at the grade school and a building expansion that left no space available for the library. This is where the rabbit hutch comes in. As a temporary measure, that’s where the library books were moved. It was actually a former rabbit hutch, a business venture of the Fletcher family. The rabbits were long gone.
Mrs. Leibold both offered building sites for the project. The Leibold lot was chosen for Shelves its location on a corner across Christi were built, and from the school. Baron the books were Construction finally started in moved into 1951. their new locaThe library was built solely tion. with community effort and In the donated labor — and not a penny spring of 1947, of tax money. the first bookIt is believed that R. O. Wahlmobile arrived, gren and A. A. Fletcher donated and the more than 1,000 hours to the rabbit hutch/ building project. library was When it was finally finished, running out of the books were moved from the room. overcrowded rabbit hutch to the Planning began on a library new building. for Forks. It was dedicated in June 1952 A group of library supporters to all the members of the armed took a trip to Vashon Island to forces who had served in both visit the memorial library there, world wars and Korea. and after a tour they headed Over the next 20-plus years, home with a pamphlet titled the library continued to grow, How We Built Our Memorial and according to former Forks Library. Memorial Library branch manFundraising soon began with ager Frances Henneke, the a membership drive. library made its next move A lifetime membership was across the street and up half a priced at $25 but was later block to its current location at reduced to $10 with a $1-a-year 171 Forks Ave. South on Jan. 19, membership in the Friends of the 1981. Library, and a talent show was Henneke was branch manager held. for 28 years, retiring in DecemWith $2,640 in the coffers, the ber 2003 when current branch Forks Memorial Library Associa- manager Theresa Tetreau took tion was off and running. over. Recently, library visitors have R. O. Wahlgren and Dr. and
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Peninsula Voices Crescent levy Crescent School is asking voters to consider replacing the existing maintenance and operations levy. At a time when people are rightfully questioning how dollars are spent, I admire Crescent School’s wise fiscal strategies. No bond measures have ever been requested, and Crescent School continues to have absolutely no debt. In today’s economy, this is a remarkable feat. Over the last three years, the Washington state Legislature has cut funding to Crescent School by $639,000. Even with these drastic cuts, Crescent has provided for the educational needs of every student. To cover this imbalance, funds were prudently allocated from the current levy even though that money had been designated for other purposes. Funds also came from increased enrollment, which is noteworthy considering enrollment has declined in neighboring districts. With state funding falling below 70 percent of the basic education needs, Crescent School levies now must fulfill that commitment. Levy funding covers textbooks, physical education, a librarian and academic counselor, foreign language instruction and technology equipment as well as vital building maintenance. No one is immune to the current financial hardships, yet this community knows how to support its school. The hardworking, committed Crescent folks understand that when dollars are few, it’s time to roll up the sleeves and volunteer. Indeed, Crescent School now has an amazing playground built and paid for by local hands.
call you a dumb bunny when you are reading a book. ________ Christi Baron is a longtime West End resident. She and her husband, Howard, live in Forks. Phone her at 360-374-2244 with items for the column, or email her at hbaron@centurytel. net. West End Neighbor appears on the PDN’s commentary page every other Tuesday. Her next column will appear Feb. 14.
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Diamond Road was too dangerous to be ignored (someone could be killed). I put in a phone call to Mike Doherty, a Clallam County commissioner. I was so pleased and thankful when I called Mr. Doherty that he not only listened to what I was saying but then quickly put action behind his words and came to Black DiaEDITOR’S NOTE: mond to see for himself Crescent School District that the work we so badly voters are being asked to needed was getting done. approve a four-year mainteThe stories from that nance and operations levy day could fill this newspain the Feb. 14 special elecper: tion. People were not only in It would raise $495,713 the ditches but also being each year from 2013 knocked to the ground. through 2016. One story is of a man Ballots were mailed to trying to put chains on and the 1,800 registered voters having his car hit twice by in the Joyce-area school cars sliding out of control district last week. Once he was able to The estimated levy rate jump out of the way, but would be $1.615 per $1,000 the other time he was of assessed value, or $323 per year for a $200,000 meet, yet our council conHarbor-Works, PenPly and knocked to the ground. Council’s reported considThankfully, he was not home. It would replace a numerous consultants. tinues to look for new eration of two new propseriously hurt. levy that expires this year. They cut back on plowplaces to spend money it erty tax levies (“Council So many vehicles were The Crescent property Looks At Two Levies,” Jan. doesn’t have on projects we ing and sanding roads dur- left in the ditch or on the tax levy is the only Februing a snowstorm, somedon’t need at this time. 23 PDN), is further proof side of the road that when ary special election ballot thing that can save lives, Our local governments that council members are the tow trucks were finally but want to spend millions measure in Clallam out of touch with the econ- have a questionable track able to tow the cars, AlbertCounty. omy and their community. record handling our money: on flower pots and benches sons allowed them to be along the waterfront. State and local governemployees who embezzle, dropped off in their parkIt is also sad they want Out of touch? ments and individuals are vacation- and sick-pay fiasproperty owners to pay for ing lot so that the tow The Port Angeles City struggling to make ends coes, wasted money with trucks could make a quick everything. turnaround and move the This shrinking group other cars to clear the road. pays for everything from Thank you, Albertsons! high schools to hospitals. I heard you had approxWhy not have everyone imately 15 cars brought to means the diagnosis rests largely on TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY contribute? your parking lot just from and post-traumatic stress disorder the troops’ personal accounts of sympLastly, I wish council Black Diamond Road. have drawn most of the public attentoms. members would stop tellThank you, Commistion paid to medical problems afflicting ing us that a new levy is Doctors say the acute acoustic blasts sioner Doherty, for caring U.S. troops who have served in Iraq not a tax increase because that accompany the detonation of and for standing behind us and Afghanistan. an old levy is ending. explosives and other high-decibel comwhen we so desperately We’re not stupid. But the troops’ most common serbat noises primarily cause the condineeded you. The old levy was passed vice-connected disability is tinnitus, a tion, which interferes with sleep and And to Peninsula Comon the grounds it would condition characterized by sometimesmunications (Dennis), you can harm job performance and perhave a time limit. constant phantom hissing, ringing, did an awesome job even sonal relationships. The new levy is a tax whistling or other sounds in the though your hands were The prevalence of the hearing damincrease! afflicted person’s head. tied and you could not send age, and its long-term nature, likely Old taxes never die, Estimates are that as many as half the county trucks out to will translate into decades of disability they just get reborn with a of the 2.3 million American soldiers help us. new name. payments. who have deployed to the war zones You were still on the Chuck Leach, In 2010 alone, the Veterans Adminhave come back with the condition, phone giving much-needed Joyce istration paid out more than $1 billion which has no cure and few treatments advice, and we are most for tinnitus disability claims, though to relieve suffering. fortunate to have such well Doherty praised There also are no reliable and stan- not all for Iraq and Afghanistan vets. trained and caring people. When the snow came Nancy Woods, Peninsula Daily News sources dardized tests to detect tinnitus, which and then the ice, Black Port Angeles
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been treated to expanded hours of service, thanks to the voters of Clallam County who in 2010 approved an increase in the library’s property tax levy rate. This change affects all four libraries in the county. The Forks library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the library. Check out a book or do some needed research. Although it is no longer in a rabbit hutch, nobody would dare
It’s time once again to support the educational needs of our students. Their future hinges on the commitment that comes from a “yes” vote for the Crescent School levy. Please join me in supporting our future. Karen Farris, Joyce
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Free dental clinic larger than usual on Friday PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics plans to host a larger-than-usual free dental clinic this Friday. Irwin Dental Center expects to bring in a big group of volunteers in order to handle as many patients as possible in one day, said Rebekah Miller, a VIMO board member. No appointments will be taken, and patients are encouraged to arrive early for the clinic in Armory Square at 228 W. First St. Fridayâ€™s volunteer effort is only a continuation of the support of the VIMO free
dental clinics from the local dental community, Miller said. Not only are local dentists donating money â€” such as a $1,500 check that Dr. Nathan Gelder presented to VIMO on Jan. 19 â€” but they also provide their time and expertise at no cost to the patient. VOLUNTEERS
Open every Friday The free VIMO dental clinic is open every Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Armory Square. A pool of local dentists, hygienists and assistants volunteer their time to operate the emergency dental clinics on an ongoing
exceed $66,000, Miller said. Because of limited resources, VIMO can meet only the most basic needs for emergency dental care, Miller said. Services are limited to treatment of acute dental infection or pain, and treatment is provided on a firstResponse to need come, first-served basis. For more information, â€œRetired dentist Dr. Larry B. Little, executive phone 360-452-4726 or visit director of VIMO, called www.vimoclinic.org. upon the dental community for help, and they responded,â€? Miller said. The first free emergency dental clinic staffed by volPurchase a PDN photo unteers was opened last â€” on T-shirts, drink August. mugs or just the photo Since then, it has served itself. 216 patients. The approximate value www.peninsuladailynews. of these donated services, com which includes 568 volunClick on â€œPhoto Galleryâ€? teer hours, is estimated to its Oral Health Center in Armory Square. That meant that the Olympic Medical Centerâ€™s emergency room was the only resource in the community for emergency dental care for low-income adult patients, Miller said.
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