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Man wrongfully freed turns self in Transient was on lam 2 days BY JOE SMILLIE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES –– A man accused of assaulting a sheriff’s deputy Sunday and who was mistakenly released from jail Monday turned himself in Wednesday. After an all-night manhunt by law enforcement officers across the North Olympic Peninsula, Matthew Kevin McDaniel, 27, walked into the lobby of the Clallam County jail shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday and was arrested and booked, Chief Corrections Deputy Ron Sukert said.
McDaniel, a transient, was set free by the Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Monday after he was arrested Sunday night for investigation of allegedly assaulting Deputy Mark Millet. McDaniel now awaits a first appearance in court after prosecutors Tuesday filed a charge of third-degree assault on a police officer, a Class C felony, for a Sunday night altercation at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim.
Seeing a judge today Chief Deputy Prosecutor Mark Nichols said McDaniel likely would see a judge for the first time this afternoon. Superior Court Judge S. Brooke Taylor issued a warrant and fixed a $10,000 bond for
McDaniel when the charges were filed Tuesday. McDaniel remained in jail Wednesday afternoon. All lawenforcement agencies at Deputy the city, Cameron county and state levels were alerted that McDaniel was wanted and on the loose Tuesday, Chief Criminal Deputy Ron Cameron said. “Everybody was out looking for him all night,” Cameron said, adding when asked that he did not know the cost of the manhunt. McDaniel was arrested for
allegedly shoving Millet as the deputy reportedly was trying to evict McDaniel from the parking lot in front of the park, where McDaniel was sleeping in his vehicle, shortly before midnight Sunday. The park closes at dusk. McDaniel allegedly shoved and shouted obscenities at Millet before the incident ended with Millet using a stun gun on him. Investigators reported that they found a loaded Springfield XD .40 pistol with 16 rounds of ammunition, along with evidence of alcohol and marijuana, while searching McDaniel’s car after they impounded it. Prosecutors, Nichols said Tuesday, made a “mistake” in ordering McDaniel’s release Monday. An unusually heavy caseload
of weekend arrests, coupled with short-staffing in the Prosecutor’s Office, forced a deputy normally assigned to the office’s civil division, which represents the county and its agencies and officials, to work on criminal cases. McDaniel was released with the intent of charging him at a later date, Nichols said. In a phone call Monday night, McDaniel told the PDN he had lost his job as a welder and has been living out of his vehicle. Nichols said McDaniel should have been charged or kept in jail on a 72-hour hold.
________ Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie can be reached at 360-681-2390, ext. 5052, or at jsmillie@peninsuladaily news.com.
Postal Service to cut Saturday mail delivery Office closures also are eyed BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Post offices in Joyce, Sekiu and LaPush in Clallam County could be closed — or have their daily retail counter-service hours cut from eight hours to four hours — by September 2014 under nationwide costreduction measures announced Wednesday by the U.S. Postal Service, an agency spokesman said. The three West End post offices also will be affected — as will all post offices across the nation — by Postal Service plans to limit street-address mail-delivery service Saturdays to only parcels, restricting letter delivery to Mondays through Fridays, beginning in August. “We’ll probably have a reduced crew on Saturdays,” Postal Ser-
vice spokesALSO . . . man Ernie ■ Postmaster Swanson said. general to Post offices make case to in Jefferson Congress/B6 and Clallam counties employ about 125 people, Swanson said. Employment at the Postal Service has decreased over the past six years as the independent government agency has struggled financially with costs, but most of the job cuts have come through attrition, Swanson said. Most staff cuts will occur in larger offices with city letter carriers, he added. “I would hate to say we’re going to terminate anyone,” Swanson said. “We’ll try to avoid that.”
Surveys on West End Swanson said mail customers in Joyce, Sekiu and LaPush will be mailed surveys asking them if they prefer one of four alternatives: shutting down the facility,
reducing its hours of retail operation, placing clusters of mailboxes at central locations or establishing a tiny “village post office” that a private business would run under contract with the Postal Service. The surveys will be followed by community meetings to further pin down what residents prefer, Swanson said. Community meetings on the West End service reductions have been set for noon Feb. 26 at the Joyce Post Office at 50883 state Highway 112 and at 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at the LaPush Post Office at 500 Ocean Drive. A meeting for Sekiu has not been scheduled. “If they prefer reduced hours, we ask what block of hours would work best,” Swanson said. Residents will be notified of the Postal Service’s decision by mail.
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Letter carrier Lucas Robinson delivers mail on East Seventh Street in Port Angeles on Wednesday.
Chimacum and Quilcene will remain immune from closure, said Swanson. Other post offices in Clallam County are in downtown Port Angeles, Sequim, Carlsborg, ClalJefferson County lam Bay, Forks, Beaver and Neah Jefferson County post offices in Bay. Ray Santiago, 78, of Lake Port Townsend, Port Hadlock,
Sutherland was retrieving his mail at noon Wednesday at the Port Angeles Post Office. The changes will have no impact on him or his wife, he said. “The government has to do what it has to do,” Santiago said. TURN
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Everest. “She k n o w s that if people get i n t o nature and learn to love it, they will Jewell take better care of these places so it can be passed on to our children,” Whittaker added. Obama said Jewell, 56, has earned national recognition for her support of outdoor recreation and habitat conservation. He noted her experience
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated outdoor business executive Sally Jewell of Seattle as his next Interior secretary. Jewell, as president and CEO of the outdoors company Recreational Equipment Inc., known as REI, is well-known to Port Townsend resident Jim Whittaker, who began the company in 1955. “She’s a good woman. I know her well, and I think Obama made a good choice,” said Whittaker, who in 1963 became the first American to reach the summit of Mount
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as an engineer in oil fields and her record of achievement and environmental stewardship at REI, a Kentbased company that sells clothing and gear for outdoor use and has more than 100 stores across the country. “She knows the link between conservation and good jobs,” Obama said at a White House ceremony. “She knows that there’s no contradiction between being good stewards of the land and our economic progress — that, in fact, those two things need to go hand and hand,” the president added. TURN
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Braxton’s son debuts in her new TV movie TONI BRAXTON’S AUTISTIC son makes his acting debut in her new Lifetime movie, “Twist of Faith,” and could have had a bigger role, but the singer didn’t want to put too much pressure on him. “He was supposed to play my son initially, but by the time we worked out the shooting schedule, Braxton school had started,” Braxton said of 9-year-old Diezel. (She also has an 11-year-old named Denim.) “Even though he’s considered high-functioning right now, he wasn’t in the past, and that’s why I thought him carrying the movie and trying to do the movie and tutoring would have been too much for him,” the 45-year-old singer said. Braxton decided he should take a smaller role.
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The newest Monopoly token, a cat, rests on a Boardwalk deed next to a die and houses at Hasbro Inc. headquarters, in Pawtucket, R.I., on Tuesday. Voting on Facebook determined that the cat would replace the iron token. “He was a little disappointed at first, but I think in the end, he’s happy about the turnout,” she said. Braxton understands the pressure. Although she has had small acting roles and stars in the WE reality TV series “Braxton Family Values,” which has its season
premiere March 14, she is the main star of “Twist of Faith” — and that makes her nervous. “I never had to carry anything before. It’s a lot of work,” she said of her role in the film, which debuts Saturday on Lifetime at 8 p.m. EST.
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ESSIE MAE WASHINGTON-WILLIAMS, 87, the mixed-race daughter of one-time segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond, who kept her parentage secret for more than 70 years, has died. Vann Dozier of Leevy’s Funeral Home in Columbia, S.C., said WashingtonWilliams Ms. died Sunday. WashingtonA cause of Williams death was in 2005 not given. Ms. Washington-Williams was the daughter of Thurmond and his family’s black maid. The identity of her famous father was rumored for decades in political circles and the black community. She later said she kept his secret because “he trusted me, and I respected him.” Not until after Thurmond’s death in 2003 at age 100 did Ms. WashingtonWilliams come forward and say her father was the white man who ran for president on a segregationist platform and served in the U.S. Senate for more than 47 years. “I am Essie Mae Washington-Williams, and at last, I am completely free,” Ms. Washington-Williams said at a news conference revealing her secret. She was born in 1925 after Thurmond, then 22, had an affair with a
16-year-old black maid who worked in his family’s Edgefield, S.C., home. She spent years as a schoolteacher in Los Angeles, keeping in touch with her famous father. While Thurmond never publicly acknowledged his daughter, his family acknowledged her claim after she came forward. She later said Thurmond’s widow, Nancy, was “a very wonderful person,” and called Strom Thurmond Jr. “very caring and interested in what’s going on with me.”
He became a set decorator after designing private homes for his celebrity friends and went on to work on 39 films, including “Pretty Woman,” “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Steel Magnolias.”
PAUL TANNER, 95, a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who later played a space-age instrument on the Beach Boys hit “Good Vibrations,” has died. His stepson, Douglas Darnell of Youngstown, Ohio, said Mr. Tanner died of pneumonia Tuesday _________ morning at an assisted-livGARRETT LEWIS, 77, ing center in Carlsbad, Calif. Mr. Tanner performed the set decorator who with Miller from 1938 to earned Oscar nominations 1942. During his long for his work on “Beaches,” career, he also worked as a “Glory,” “Hook” and “Bram movie studio and ABC Stoker’s Dracula,” has died. musician in California, and A longtime friend of Mr. Lewis said he died Jan. 29 of performed with stars that natural causes in Los Ange- included Tex Beneke, Henry Mancini and Arturo les. Toscanini. Wendy Weaver said Mr. He also helped develop Lewis worked as an actor on the electro-theramin, a keyBroadway and in films and board-style electronic instrutelevision before becoming a ment. Mr. Tanner provided set decorator in the late its eerie sound on several 1970s. Beach Boys recordings, He appeared in “Hello, including “Good Vibrations.” Dolly” on stage, “Funny Lady” on film and “The Julie Seen Around Andrews Hour” on TV. Peninsula snapshots
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Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1938 (75 years ago) Robina P. Harman is back in Port Angeles after an airplane trip to Hollywood as the winner of the recent “Are You a Writer” contest, sponsored in part by United Air Lines and Paramount Studios. Harman’s play, “Seagull Sadie,” which won the contest prize on a Seattle radio station, is now undergoing the routine studio scrutiny preliminary to being screened. In Hollywood, Harman was featured as a 15-minute headliner for 20th Century News Reel and a radio broadcast, and took part in a scene being filmed at Paramount.
1963 (50 years ago)
The state Department of Natural Resources will be allowed to exchange stateA NEW STUDY has owned timber within Olymfound that leafy greens are pic National Park for federthe leading cause of food ally owned land and timber WANTED! “Seen Around” poisoning. outside the park if a bill items. Send them to PDN News In other words, Ameriintroduced by state Sen. Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles cans have nothing to worry WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or Gordon Sandison becomes about. law. email news@peninsuladailynews. Conan O’Brien com. Sandison, D-Port Ange-
PORT ANGELES STUDENT walking home in shorts because “the wind feels good on my legs” . . .
les, said the state land is located along the Queets River in the Kelly’s Ranch area. U.S. Interior Department officials have indicated a willingness to take part in a trade, Sandison said.
1988 (25 years ago) Sequim-area residents overwhelmingly approved a two-year $150,000 maintenance-and-operations levy needed to open the new $2.4 million Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center complex. With all ballots counted, the election outcome was 69 percent in favor. Jubilant Clallam County Park and Recreation District No. 1 board members credited passage of the levy in part to the more than 200 volunteers who took their message to the streets.
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS THURSDAY, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2013. There are 327 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Feb. 7, 1943, during World War II, the government abruptly announced that rationing of shoes made with leather would go into effect in two days, limiting consumers to buying three pairs per person per year. Rationing was lifted in October 1945. On this date: ■ In 1795, the 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with states’ sovereign immunity, was ratified. ■ In 1857, a French court acquitted author Gustave Flaubert
of obscenity for his serialized novel Madame Bovary. ■ In 1863, the British Royal Navy corvette HMS Orpheus struck a sandbar and sank off the coast of New Zealand, killing 189 out of the 259 men onboard. ■ In 1904, a fire began in Baltimore that raged for about 30 hours and destroyed more than 1,500 buildings. ■ In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized a flag for the office of the vice president. ■ In 1948, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned as Army chief of staff; he was succeeded by Gen. Omar Bradley. ■ In 1962, President John F. Kennedy imposed a full trade
embargo on Cuba. ■ In 1971, women in Switzerland gained the right to vote through a national referendum, 12 years after a previous attempt failed. ■ In 1983, Elizabeth H. Dole was sworn in as the first female secretary of transportation by the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. ■ In 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered space walk, which lasted nearly six hours. ■ In 1999, Jordan’s King Hussein died of cancer at age 63; he was succeeded by his eldest
son, Abdullah. ■ Ten years ago: The government raised its terror threat level from yellow to “high risk” orange, warning of a growing possibility that al-Qaida would launch an attack against the United States to coincide with Muslim holy days. ■ Five years ago: John McCain effectively sealed the Republican presidential nomination as chief rival Mitt Romney suspended his campaign. ■ One year ago: A federal appeals court ruled California’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional but gave gay-marriage opponents time to appeal the decision before ordering the state to allow such weddings to resume.
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A3 Briefly: Nation low with the organization. Geithner previously had been a senior fellow with the council in IRVING, Texas — Faced with 2001 after he intense pressure from two stepped down flanks, the Boy Scouts of Ameras Treasury Geithner ica said Wednesday it needed undersecremore time for consultations before deciding whether to move tary for international affairs in the Clinton administration. away from its divisive policy of Geithner served as Treasury excluding gays as Scouts or secretary during President adult leaders. Possible changes in the policy Barack Obama’s first term. Obama has nominated Jacob — such as allowing sponsors of Lew, his chief of staff, to replace local troops to decide for themGeithner at Treasury. selves on gay membership — will not be voted on until the Fiery crash kills 3 organization’s annual meeting in May, the national executive MONTROSE, Ga. — More board said at the conclusion of than two dozen cars, pickup closed-door deliberations. trucks and tractor-trailers colAs the board met over three lided Wednesday morning in a days at a hotel in Irving, near fiery pileup on a foggy Georgia Dallas, it became clear that the interstate, killing at least three proposed change would be unac- people and sending nine others ceptable to large numbers of to a hospital, officials said. Scouting families and advocacy Work crews on Interstate 16 groups on the left and right. were still clearing charred and Gay-rights supporters said twisted wreckage from the no Scout units should exclude crash scene, which covered gays, while some conservatives, nearly a quarter-mile of the including religious leaders, roadway, nearly six hours after warned of mass defections if the the chain of crashes occurred at ban is eased. about 8:10 a.m. The Georgia State Patrol was Geithner’s next move trying to piece together what WASHINGTON —- Timothy started the series of wrecks involving 27 vehicles. Geithner is joining the Council Capt. Kirk McGlamery said on Foreign Relations in New York, his first public move since even drivers who dodged cars stepping down as Treasury sec- crashing in front of them weren’t safe from getting rear-ended off retary last month. the highway’s shoulder. The council said Geithner The Associated Press will become a distinguished fel-
Scouts to delay policy decision on gays till May
Briefly: World Assassins slay opposition leader at Tunisian home TUNIS, Tunisia — An opposition leader critical of the Islamist-led government was gunned down as he left home Wednesday. It was the first assassination in postrevolutionary Tunisia and set off antigovernment riots that left downtown Tunis choked Belaid with tear gas and patrolled by armored vehicles. The killing of Chokri Belaid, a 48-year-old lawyer, heightens tensions in the North African nation whose path to democracy has been seen as a model for the Arab world so far. Police used tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters who assembled outside the Interior Ministry. At one point, an ambulance carrying Belaid’s body drove in front of the ministry accompanied by protesters before they, too, were forced away. Belaid, a leading member of a leftist alliance of parties known as the Popular Front, was shot as he left his house in the capital, Tunis, and was taken to a nearby medical clinic, where he died, the TAP state news agency reported.
Mexico seeks rapists ACAPULCO, Mexico — Armed, masked men who raped six Spanish tourists in the Mexican resort of Acapulco spared the lone Mexican woman in the group because of her nationality, adding yet another macabre twist to the case that has further hurt the resort’s already battered reputation. It was unclear whether the group of 12 Spaniards who fell prey to the attack had been targeted because of their nationality in the three-hour ordeal at a rented house. Most of the six men and six women live in Mexico City and were vacationing in Acapulco.
Komodo dragon attack JAKARTA, Indonesia — A park official said two people have been hospitalized after being attacked by a giant Komodo dragon that wandered into the office of a wildlife park in eastern Indonesia. An official at Komodo National Park, Heru Rudiharto, said Wednesday the 6-foot-long lizard attacked a park ranger after walking into the office Tuesday. It then attacked another park employee who came to help him. Both were badly bitten and were evacuated to a hospital on Bali Island. Rudiharto said the park ranger also was attacked by a Komodo dragon in 2009. Fewer than 4,000 endangered Komodo dragons are believed to be alive. The Associated Press
Quake, tsunami kill 4 in South Pacific chain Solomons hit by 5-foot wave THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SYDNEY — A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands on Wednesday generated a tsunami of up to about 5 feet that damaged dozens of homes and left at least four people missing and presumed dead in the South Pacific island chain. Authorities canceled tsunami warnings on more distant coasts. Local officials reported that two 1.5-meter (4-foot, 11-inch) waves hit the western side of Santa Cruz Island, damaging between 70 and 80 homes and properties, said George Herming, spokesman for the prime minister. Many villagers had headed to higher ground, he said. Dozens of strong aftershocks followed the quake. Solomon Islands Police Commissioner John Lansley said local police patrols reported that several people were presumed dead. “Sadly, we believe some people have lost their lives,” he said. “At the moment we potentially know of four, but there may of course be more.” One of the people presumed dead was fishing in a dugout canoe when the first wave hit, sweeping him out to sea, Herming said. Officials were searching for his body. A woman was believed to have drowned when the water rushed into her village, Herming said. Four villages on Santa Cruz were hit by the waves, with two facing severe damage, Lansley said. Other areas of the Solomons did not appear to have been seriously affected. Disaster officials were strug-
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The destroyed Venga village is seen in Temotu province, Solomon Islands, after Wednesday’s tsunami. feet was measured in Lata wharf. Smaller waves were recorded in Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The center canceled warnings for tsunami waves farther away. Richard Dapo, a school principal near Santa Cruz, said he lives inland but has been fielding calls from families on the coast whose homes were damaged by the waves.
gling to reach the remote area after the tsunami flooded the airstrip at the nearest airport and left it littered with debris. The tsunami formed after a magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck near the town of Lata, on Santa Cruz in Temotu, the easternmost province in the Solomons. Temotu has a population of around 30,000. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami of about 3
“I try to tell the people living on the coastline, ‘Move inland, find a higher place. Make sure to keep away from the sea. Watch out for waves,’” he said. He said he heard the waves swamped some smaller islands, although he was not aware of any deaths or serious injuries. He said it was difficult to contact people because cellphone coverage was patchy in the region. In Honiara, the warnings prompted residents to flee for higher ground.
OfficiaIs: Alabama bunker was rigged with explosives THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — As FBI and police negotiators sought for days to coax an Alabama man into freeing a kindergartner held hostage in an underground bunker, the captor was planning for violence, authorities say. He rigged the bunker with explosives, tried to reinforce it against any raid, and when SWAT agents stormed the shelter Monday to rescue the boy, Jimmy Lee Dykes engaged in a firefight that left the captor dead, the FBI and officials said. After the nearly weeklong hostage ordeal, relatives said the boy who turned 6 on Wednesday appears to be doing well and is back at home. He was seized off a crowded school bus Jan. 29 after authorities said the 65-year-old gunman shot the driver dead and took the child to the bunker, where he was held until Monday’s rescue. While the FBI largely has been tightlipped about how it monitored Dykes’ behavior and mood in the days leading up to the rescue, the latest revelations suggest
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A photo released by the FBI shows the pipe agents used to communicate with Jimmy Lee Dykes as he held a boy hostage in an underground bunker in Midland City, Ala. authorities were dealing with an abductor fully prepared for more violence even as he allowed police to send food, medicine and toys into the bunker for the boy. An FBI statement late Tuesday said Dykes had planted an explosive device in a ventilation pipe he’d told negotiators to use to communicate with him on his
property in the rural Alabama community of Midland City. The suspect also placed another explosive device inside the bunker, the FBI added. Dykes appears to have “reinforced the bunker against any attempted entry by law enforcement,” FBI special agent Jason Pack said in the statement.
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Nation: Earth-like planet simply ‘a stroll across park’
World: Colombia’s rebels back legalization of cocaine
THE WOMAN CHARGED with killing her lover in the shower of his Arizona home described Thursday how he made repeated sexual advances all while converting her into the Mormon faith during the early stages of their stormy romance. Jodi Arias took the witness stand for a third day in her murder trial as she described her relationship with Travis Alexander before she stabbed and shot him in what she says was self-defense. Her defense team put her on the stand in an apparent attempt to build sympathy with jurors in hopes that they convict her of a lesser sentence and spare her the death penalty.
GRANTS FOR HOMEOWNERS to fix their properties, spending to install generators at public housing complexes and competitions to create new storm-resilience technology are among the city’s plans for some of its federal superstorm Sandy aid money, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday. The city also envisions nearly $200 million in grants and loans for storm-struck businesses and a $40 million contest for utilities to harden power, fuel and phone networks against storms, he said as officials detailed how they will use the city’s share of the more than $50 billion multistate Sandy recovery package.
EARTH-LIKE WORLDS MAY be closer than anyone imagined. Astronomers reported Wednesday that the nearest one may be 13 lightyears away — or some 77 trillion miles. Galactically speaking, it is next-door. If our Milky Way galaxy were shrunk to the size of the United States, the distance between Earth and its closest Earth-like neighbor would be the span of New York’s Central Park, said Harvard University graduate student Courtney Dressing, the study’s lead author. “The nearest Earth-like planet is simply a stroll across the park away,” she said at a news conference in Cambridge, Mass.
COLOMBIA’S MAIN REBEL army called on the government Wednesday to legalize the cultivation of marijuana, poppy and coca leaf, as well as the personal consumption of drugs derived from those plants. The chief negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, presented the proposal as part of peace talks launched in Norway in October and begun in earnest the following month in Havana. “Legalizing consumption . . . as was done in the past with the use of tobacco and alcohol can be done with cocaine,” said the FARC commander, Ivan Marquez.
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Postal CONTINUED FROM A1 He added that he hopes no jobs will be lost. Francis “Chugger” Deane, 61, of Port Angeles was toting a small package he had retrieved from the retail counter as he quickly walked to his large SnapOn Tools truck. He, too, was indifferent about the cuts. “It’s not going to have any effect on me,” Deane said.
Consolidation The Postal Service also has consolidated more than 200 mail-processing locations nationwide since 2006, and that’s likely to continue, Swanson added. “We are looking at consolidating some mail-processing operations in the Puget Sound area to do more mail processing in Seattle and less in Everett, Tacoma and Olympia,” he said.
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Swan School kindergartners Lark Hanson, left, and Samara Kingfisher in Port Townsend work with a loom Wednesday afternoon. Teacher Marcy Stewart says the loom helps kids learn math.
Jewell: Nominee assumed top REI post in 2005 CONTINUED FROM A1 At REI, Jewell “has shown that a company with more than $1 billion in sales can do the right thing for our planet,” Obama said. Last year, REI donated nearly $4 million to protect trails and parks, and 20 percent of the electricity used in the company’s stores comes from renewable sources. Jewell, the first woman Obama has nominated for his Cabinet in his second term, would replace current Interior Secretary Ken Salazar if confirmed by the Senate. Salazar held the post throughout Obama’s first term. He announced last month that he would step down in March. The Interior Department manages more than 500 million acres in national parks and other public lands, including a large amount of the North Olympic Peninsula, and more than 1 billion acres offshore, overseeing energy, mining operations and recreation. The department also provides services to 566 federally recognized Native American tribes.
Edged out others Jewell emerged as a front runner for the Interior post in recent days, edging out better-known Democrats such as former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter. The Interior job traditionally has gone to politicians from Western states. Salazar was a Colorado senator before taking over at Interior in 2009. Jewell donated $5,000 to Obama’s re-election effort and has supported other Democrats, campaign
“She climbed Mount Rainier. And anyone who has climbed Mount Rainier has got to be OK.” JIM WHITTAKER 1st American to scale Everest of the Interior Department appointment, but Jewell was clearly in a good mood, Whittaker said. “She had a big smile on her face and seemed very happy and engaged,” he said. Aside from her business and conservation strengths, Jewell measures up to one of Whittaker’s personal tests. “She climbed Mount Rainier,” he said, “And anyone who has climbed Mount Rainier has got to be OK.”
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President Barack Obama and his Interior nominee, REI Chief Executive Officer Sally Jewell, center, applaud outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Wednesday in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. finance records show. The White House faced criticism that the new Cabinet lacked diversity after Obama tapped a string of white men for top posts, but Obama promised more diverse nominees were in the queue for other jobs. Jewell’s confirmation also would put a prominent representative from the business community in the president’s Cabinet, since REI is a $2 billion-a-year company and has been named by Fortune magazine as one of the top 100 companies to work for. Before joining REI in 2000, Jewell worked in commercial banking and as an engineer for Mobil Oil Corp.
Jewell had served as president of the commercial banking group Washington Mutual from 1996 to 2000, as president of WestOne Bank from 1992 to 1995, as executive of Rainier Bank/ Security Pacific from 1981 to 1992 and as an engineer with Mobil Oil Corp. from 1978 to 1981. She assumed the top post at REI in 2005. Jewell, who is married with two grown children, was paid more than $2 million as REI’s CEO in 2011. Jewell was born in England but moved to the Seattle area before age 4 and is a U.S. citizen. Jewell’s nomination was hailed by conservation and
business groups alike. Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune called Jewell a champion in the effort to connect children with nature and said she has “a demonstrated commitment to preserving the higher purposes public lands hold for all Americans: recreation, adventure and enjoyment. The Western Energy Alliance, which represents the oil and natural gas industry in the West, also welcomed Jewell’s nomination. “Her experience as a petroleum engineer and business leader will bring a unique perspective to an office that is key to our
Rick Boatner said it is believed to have been a support vessel for a commercial fishing boat. The boat was found Tuesday — hull up — embedded in the sand with most of the hull exposed. The Fish and Wildlife department said two of its biologists who looked at the boat feel it poses very little risk in terms of possible invasive species. Boatner told The Oregonian that 99 percent of the vessel is covered in gooseneck barnacles, which climb aboard in the open ocean. Several other marine organisms also are present. Boatner said Oregon Parks and Recreation will deal with removing the boat.
nation’s energy portfolio,” said Tim Wigley, the group’s president. Whittaker said Jewell’s business experience and her love of the outdoors provided a good balance.
Love of outdoors “She’s very perceptive, knows about the value of natural resources and has a good grasp on preservation issues,” Whittaker said. “Having run a successful business, she knows the importance of creating jobs in the outdoors.” Whittaker said he saw Jewell last week at a trade show in Utah. There was no discussion
Jewell also was on the board of directors of Avista Corp., a Spokane-based power utility, from 1997 through 2003. U.S. Securities and Exchange documents show that in her last full year as an Avista board member, Jewell held more than 15,600 shares in the utility and received $50,000 in director’s fees. In 2004, federal prosecutors charged that Avista played a role in a 2000 deal that allowed then-energy giant Enron to sell a $3 million turbine to the Northwest utility firm. Prosecutors did not criminally charge Avista but said the utility agreed to buy the turbine before a larger deal was completed — a move that aided Enron in hiding the turbine deal from its auditors.
Briefly: State At least three seized guns from PA area PORT ORCHARD — At least three guns found in the home of a Kitsap County employee accused of gun-running were from the Port Angeles area, said authorities. Trevor Hulley was arrested last week after police found more than 20 firearms in his Port Orchard home, KOMO-TV reported. Detectives believe Hulley, the lead mechanic for the Kitsap County Department of Public Works, was operating a gun-running operation that sent thousands of firearms out of state.
Detectives also seized ammunition and methamphetamine from Hulley’s home, KOMO said. Hulley can’t legally own any guns because he violated a domestic-violence protection order three years ago, according to KOMO. Detectives said they aren’t sure whom Hulley was shipping the guns to, KOMO said.
Tsunami debris GLENEDEN BEACH, Ore. — Scientists said a 30-foot boat that washed ashore on Gleneden Beach on the central Oregon coast appears to be debris from the March 2011 Japan tsunami. Oregon Fish and Wildlife Department spokesman
SPOKANE — Two people from Oregon and two from Washington have been charged with selling an ingredient for bleach online as a cure-all for arthritis, cancer and the flu. An indictment unsealed in federal court in Spokane on Tuesday charges 42-yearold Louis Daniel Smith and 38-year-old Karis Delong, both of Ashland, Ore., as well as 49-year-old Chris Olson and 50-year-old Tammy Olson of Nine Mile Falls. Prosecutors said they were involved in a business called Project GreenLife, which imported sodium chlorite from Canada, and that they sold the chemical online as a “miracle mineral
supplement.” Buyers were instructed to mix it with orange juice or another source of citric acid before drinking it. Mixing sodium chlorite with citric acid makes chlorine dioxide, a powerful bleach. It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was injured by consuming it. Charges include conspiracy, smuggling and interstate sales of misbranded drugs. The Olsons were scheduled to appear in federal court Wednesday.
Baby born in jail EVERETT — A woman gave birth Saturday in the Snohomish County jail. Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ire-
ton said jail staff believe the baby was born prematurely. A medical team was called when the woman went into labor, but the baby was born before it arrived.
Medicaid coverage OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said it’s time to move ahead with expanding Medicaid coverage in the state. Inslee said Wednesday the expansion laid out under President Barack Obama’s health care law is a good deal for the state. Republicans have expressed concern that the federal government may eventually lower its commitment to the program, leaving states paying the bill. The Associated Press
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
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â– On Friday, Eggplant will be at the Barhop Brewery, 224 W. Railroad Ave., at 9 p.m. Parking is in the back during waterfront construction. â– On Friday, Les Wamboldt and Olde Tyme Country play at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, join Dave and Rosalie Secord and the Luck of the Draw band with special guest barbershop quartet NBR (no batteries required) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
â– Every Tuesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., the Port Angeles Senior Swingers present Wallyâ€™s Boys playing ballroom dance favorites from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover; first-timers free. â– On Friday and Saturday at Dupuis Restaurant, 256861 U.S. Highway 101, Bob and Dave play blues from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. â– On Saturday, Hawaii Amor will play at Elliottâ€™s Antique Emporium, 135 E. First St., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
out for Loose Gravel at Peninsula Collegeâ€™s Forks Extension site, 71 S. Forks Ave., in a free concert at 7 p.m.
Sequim and Blyn â– On Friday at the Oasis Bar and Grill, 301 E. Washington St., start your Fat Tuesday celebration early with the Dukes of Dabob at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, dance to the Olympic Express Big Band from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Final Approach lands with boomer music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Music: Blues, dancing and more CONTINUED FROM A5 “Illusion of Elvis” show from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ■ It’s “All the Buzz” Wednesday at the Sequim Port Townsend Senior Activity Center, ■ Today at The 921 E. Hammond St., with Upstage, 923 Washington Victor hosting the open mic St., classic folk’s Shady from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Grove will be followed by ■ On Friday at StyMike Murray and Jack mie’s Bar & Grill at Reid from 7 p.m. $5 volunCedars at Dungeness, tary donation. 1965 Woodcock Road, enjoy On Friday, rock/blues legthe music of Locos Only end Alice Stuart and the from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ■ Today is variety night Formerlys, performs at 8 p.m. $14 cover. in Club Seven lounge at On Saturday, George 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Rezendes opens for chanstarting at 6 p.m. with High Country — featuring teuse Lauren Sheehan Rusty, Duke and Jerry — with Mark Graham at followed by Ramblin’ Mag- 7:30 p.m. Sliding-scale cover of $5 to $10. gie at 7:15 p.m., with PuyOn Wednesday, Mark allup’s Classic Case finishGrowden returns with ing out the evening. roots and world music at All Points Charters & Tours will be providing free 7:30 p.m. Sliding-scale cover door-to-door transportation. of $8 to $20. Phone 360-385-2216 for On Friday, mix up your details and reservations. dancing with Chasing ■ On Friday at Sirens Mona from 8 p.m. to midPub, 823 Water St., celenight. brate Bob Marley’s birthday On Saturday, kick your dancing into high gear with with California bands the Expanders and Natural 93 Octane from 9 p.m. to Heights at 10 p.m. $10 1 a.m. cover. On Sunday, Elvis is in On Saturday, the Oly the house in the form of Danny Vernon and his Mountain Boys bring back
bluegrass at 10 p.m. $5 cover. On Sunday, blues guitarist Keith Scott performs at 7 p.m. No cover. ■ On Friday at the Uptown Pub and Grill, 1016 Lawrence St., swing country-style when you catch Pies on the Run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ■ Today, Steve Grandinetti plays guitar at the Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ■ Today, classical guitarist Trevor Hanson plays at Ichikawa Japanese Cuisine, 1208 Water St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ■ Every Monday, Trevor Hanson plays at Alchemy, 842 Washington St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ■ On Thursday and Friday, Steve Grandinetti plays and sings at the Northwest Maritime Center Cafe, 431 Water St., from noon till 2 p.m.
High notes ■ On Saturday, put on your dancing shoes and come to the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., Port Townsend.
Death and Memorial Notice ERMA V. BERKLEY November 18, 1922 January 21, 2013 Erma V. Berkley died peacefully of pneumonia on January 21, 2013, finally casting off the shackles of Alzheimer’s disease, which had clouded her final years. She was born November 18, 1922, near Thayer, Kansas, but moved with her family to a fruit ranch in Zillah, Washington, in 1924. She graduated as valedictorian of Zillah High School and attended business college in Yakima. Her first job was with the Horticultural Union in Yakima, where she promptly became the first woman promoted to bookkeeper. But soon the office manager, Donald W. Berkley, managed to win her heart, and the pair were married May 28, 1944. Immediately, they moved to Seattle to train as aircraft communicators. By January 1945, they were serving with the Civil Aeronautics Administration on Woody Island off Kodiak Island in Alaska. After three years of adventures there, they returned to Yakima in 1947. Their daughter, Ann, was born in 1948, and a son, James, in 1950. Erma worked as fulltime mother, leading Camp Fire and Cub Scout groups, serving in the Parent-Teacher Association, being room mother and driving her children to sports, music, club and
Mrs. Berkley church events. She also pursued stamp collecting, focusing on lighthouses, the Arctic and Alaska. In 1963, Erma returned to college, where she was soon joined by Don. The family moved to Bellingham, Washington, where Erma and Don graduated from Western Washington University in 1965. Erma graduated magna cum laude, one of the top four graduates in her class. She later earned a Master of Arts in librarianship from the University of Washington. The family moved to Port Angeles in 1965 for Erma and Don to teach. Erma began as librarian and business-education teacher at Joyce High School. In 1966, she joined Don at Port Angeles High School, where she retired as head librarian in the mid-1980s. Erma was gregarious and loving at heart, unpretentious and fun-loving.
She was active in the community, joining American Association of University Women, PEO and Retired Teachers, as well as presenting travelogues at various clubs following her world travels. Throughout her life, Erma’s Christian faith was central. She was ordained an elder in First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles, and she consistently acted upon her Christian beliefs. Erma’s husband, Don, died in 1980, and she is predeceased by her parents, George and Lizzie Van Meter of Yakima; and her sisters, Lois Hill and Glenna Meade. Erma is survived by her daughter, Ann Hutchison of Redmond, Washington; and her son and daughter-in-law, James and Deborah Berkley of Bellevue, Washington. Erma’s grandson, Peter Berkley, lives in Tacoma, Washington, with his wife, Sarah, and their children, Elliot and Alex. Erma’s granddaughter, Mary Shadley, lives with her husband, Karson, in Oakland, California. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 139 West Eighth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Ghormley Meadow Christian Camp, 640 Lost Lake Road, Naches, WA 98937; First Presbyterian Church of Port Angeles; or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, www. nationalmssociety.org.
Death and Memorial Notice THOMAS ELDON PARR January 3, 1927 January 26, 2013 Mr. Thomas Eldon Parr of Port Angeles passed away at his winter home in Indio, California, at the age of 86. He was born in Longview, Washington, on January 3, 1927, to John Wilson and Nellie May Parr. Tom graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1945 and joined the Navy the same year as a Seabee. He served from 1945 to 1949. After he received his honorable discharge, he worked at Peninsula Plywood for many years. Later, he worked as a longshoreman until his retirement. Tom was a former
Mr. Parr stock car racer and cofounder of the Port Angeles Speedway. He married Jacquiline Sheedy on April 28, 1946. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time in Indio at their winter home. He belonged both to
the American Legion and the Eagles, and was a member of the Woodworkers of America union. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Parr of Port Angeles; sons Rick Parr and Robert (LeAnn) Parr of Port Angeles; daughter Lori (Alan) Huser of Port Orchard; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie; son Thomas John Parr; brother George Parr; and sisters Shari Gosnell, Gwen Jones and Joan Price. Tom’s wish that there be no service will be honored. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, www. cchumane.com; or to your favorite charity.
From North Carolina comes well-known caller Fred Park, with lively music by Ruthie Dornfeld and friends. Everyone is welcome at 7:30 p.m. The fee will be on a sliding scale of $6 to $12, $3 for those 3 to 18 years old, with younger than 3 free. For more details, visit www.ptcommunitydance. blogspot.com.
________ John Nelson is a self-styled music lover and compulsive night owl who believes in “KLMA — Keep Live Music Alive” on the North Olympic Peninsula. His column, Live Music, appears every Thursday. Are you performing in or promoting a live music gig? Contact John by phoning 360-565-1139 or emailing news@peninsuladaily news.com, with John Nelson in the subject line. And note: Nelson’s deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. preceding Thursday’s column. Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine.
Briefly: State likely would lead to the child being harmed.
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Abortion measure OLYMPIA — A Senate Committee heard public testimony on a bill that would require a teen younger than 18 to either notify her parents that she wanted an abortion or get a court order. The Senate Law & Justice Committee was packed Wednesday with supporters and opponents of the measure that would deny a pregnant minor an abortion unless she had given at least 48-hours notice to one parent or a legal guardian. Under the measure, anyone who performs an abortion on a minor without the proper notification requirements is guilty of a gross misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in local jail and/ or a $5,000 fine. According to The Guttmacher Institute, which tracks reproductive health issues, 38 states require some parental involvement in a minor’s decision to have an abortion. The Associated Press
OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are considering a measure to make it easier for grandparents and others with a close relationship to a child to secure visitation rights. The bill, which was heard in the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, has bipartisan support but faces opposition from social conservatives, who view it as an attack on parental rights. In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Washington state’s laws granting visitation rights to third parties when found to be in the child’s best interest infringed on the fundamental liberty of parents. Under current law, parents must be deemed unfit before most third parties can get visitation against the parents’ will. House Bill 1506 would allow courts to grant visitation when failing to do so
Death and Memorial Notice at the Clallam County Courthouse information desk and was active in her church and Bible study classes. She leaves behind her sons, Steven (Elva) Hulett of Port Angeles, Kenneth (Terri) Hulett of Oak Harbor and James (Marlene Hulett) of Port Angeles; daughter Virginia (Dick) Aardal of Gig Harbor; sister Fritzie (Kep) Kepplinger of Port Angeles; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Edna is preceded in death by her husband, Pete; parents Bert and Susie; and brother Glenn Tucker. A 10:30 a.m. graveside service officiated by the Reverend Jason Noble will take place at Mount Angeles Memorial Park, 45 Monroe Road, Port Angeles, on Saturday, February 9, followed by a memorial service at her church, Lighthouse Christian Center, 304 East Viewcrest Avenue, Port Angeles, at 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow the service.
EDNA LILLIAN HULETT October 7, 1919 February 2, 2013 Mrs. Edna Lillian Hulett of Port Angeles passed away on February 2, 2013, at the age of 93. She was born on October 7, 1919, to Bert and Susie (Johnson) Tucker in McMinnville, Oregon. She grew up learning the value of hard work haying and milking cows on the family farm. She graduated from McMinnville High School in 1936. Four years later, she married Harold “Pete” Hulett on June 15, 1940. The couple moved to Port Angeles in 1948. Together, they raised four children and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1990. Edna suffered a great loss when Pete passed away on October 19, 1990. Edna enjoyed her time as a housewife, church secretary and, for a short
Mrs. Hulett time, a rural mail carrier. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, golf and taking long walks in the woods at her son Steve’s home with great-grandchildren. Her family brought her great pleasure, and she loved to spend time with them, including being actively involved with the Parent-Teacher Association, Cub Scouts and Camp Fire Girls. In her spare time, Edna chose to volunteer
Death and Memorial Notice FRANCES ‘GRACE’ ERVIN May 3, 1932 February 1, 2013 Grace was born in Port Townsend on May 3, 1932, to Herbert and Emma (Goodrich) Brown. After an almost 10-year courageous battle with breast cancer, she succumbed on February 1, 2013. She and her late husband, Lawrence (Sonny) James Ervin, were very well-known and respected restaurant owners in Port Angeles and Sequim. Grace often said she loved those years working
side by side with “Sonny” and all their employees and customers. In later years, she enjoyed gardening and walks in the yard with “the girls,” daughter Kathey and BooBear and Buttons the cats. She also spent many hours crocheting doilies and attending local farmers markets, where she sold hundreds of her crocheted creations to locals and visitors from out of state and the country. She was a proud member of the Wyandotte tribe of Oklahoma. Her husband, parents, stepfather and two sisters
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David Ray LeRoy died at his home in Port Angeles of cancer. He was 60. Services: Burial at 2 p.m. Friday at Ocean View Cemetery, 3127 W. 18th St., Port Angeles. A celebration of life is planned. Phone 360-457-1172 for information. Linde-Price Funeral Service, Sequim, is in charge of arrangements.
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preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters Kathey Ervin of Sequim and Kelley (Rex) Barnes of Port Angeles; and son Herbert Ervin of Kennewick, Washington. Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. At her request, no services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to an animal welfare group such as Peninsula Friends of Animals, www.safehavenpfoa.org. The family has entrusted Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, with any arrangements.
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Acts of death against U.S. citizens AN UNSIGNED AND undated Justice Department white paper, obtained by NBC News and reported on by The New York Times, “is the Cal most detailed analysis yet to Thomas come into public view regarding the Obama legal team’s views about the lawfulness of killing, without a trial, an American citizen who executive branch officials decide is an operational leader of al-Qaida or one of its allies.” The proviso is they must pose “an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States.” If “an informed, high-level official” of the government decides they are a threat, the paper says, and if capture is not feasible,
they may be killed. There hasn’t been a huge outcry from those on the left who attacked President George W. Bush for his doctrine of pre-emptive strikes against terrorists. Recall, too, the vitriol directed at Vice President Dick Cheney for defending “enhanced interrogation” techniques on suspected terrorists in order to obtain information that might prevent new attacks against Americans. The unclassified paper comes from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which according to the Times provided justification for killing the radical Muslim cleric, Anwar alAwlaki. Awlaki, born in New Mexico, in an American drone strike in September 2011. The white paper cites a national right to self-defense in wartime, but goes a step further. As summarized by The New York Times: “[It] emphasizes that the decision to kill a citizen in certain circumstances is not one in which courts should play any
role, asserting that judges should not restrain the executive branch in making tactical judgments about when to use force against a senior al-Qaida leader.” Weren’t some conservatives who made the same argument during the Bush administration criticized in certain newspaper editorials, and by liberal commentators and the Hollywood elite? The white paper says that if a target poses an imminent threat to the U.S., and cannot be captured, the strike “would be conducted in a manner consistent with applicable law of war principles.” It goes on to read: “A lawful killing in self-defense is not an assassination. In the department’s view, a lethal operation conducted against a U.S. citizen whose conduct poses an imminent threat . . . would be a legitimate act of national self-defense that would not violate the assassination ban.”
The American Civil Liberties Union has been consistent with both the Bush and Obama administrations. It strongly — and wrongly in my view — criticized President Bush for his anti-terrorism policies. Reacting to the publication of the white paper, Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, called it “a profoundly disturbing document.” “It’s hard to believe,” she added, “that it was produced in a democracy built on a system of checks and balances.” She characterized it as “a stunning overreach of executive authority.” She might have a point. One that should be debated in Congress. Appropriate committees should invite or, if necessary, subpoena the person or people who wrote the document. U.S. citizens should know what kind of action constitutes “imminent threat.” At present,
the government’s definition is a little cryptic. Given the way some criminal lawyers have “gamed” the U.S. court system to free hardened criminals, the president might be justified in this approach. But the larger question of how much authority he should be allowed to have in these circumstances and whether U.S. citizenship alone should be enough to guarantee due process when there is substantial evidence someone is involved in plots to kill other Americans is a subject worthy of congressional consideration.
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Drones, torture without due process JOHN BRENNAN AND John Kiriakou worked together years ago, but their careers have dramatically diverged. Brennan is now on track to head the CIA, Amy while Kiriakou Goodman is headed off to prison. Each of their fates is tied to the socalled war on terror, which under President George W. Bush provoked worldwide condemnation. President Barack Obama rebranded the war on terror innocuously as “overseas contingency operations,” but, rather than retrench from the odious practices of his predecessor, Obama instead escalated. His promotion of Brennan and his prosecution of Kiriakou demonstrate how the recent excesses of U.S. presidential power are not transient aberrations, but the creation of a frightening new normal, where drone strikes, warrantless surveillance, assassination and indefinite detention are
conducted with arrogance and impunity, shielded by secrecy and beyond the reach of law. Kiriakou spent 14 years at the CIA as an analyst and a case officer. In 2002, he led the team that found Abu Zubaydah, alleged to be a high-ranking member of alQaida. Kiriakou was the first to publicly confirm the use of waterboarding by the CIA, in a 2007 interview with ABC’s Brian Ross. He told Ross: “At the time, I felt that waterboarding was something that we needed to do. . . . I think I’ve changed my mind, and I think that waterboarding is probably something that we shouldn’t be in the business of doing.” Kiriakou said he found the “enhanced interrogation techniques” immoral, and declined to be trained to use them. Since the interview, it has become known that Zubaydah was waterboarded at least 83 times, and that he provided no useful information as a result. He remains imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, without charge. Kiriakou will soon start serving his 30-month prison sentence,
but not for disclosing anything about waterboarding. He pleaded guilty to disclosing the name of a former CIA interrogator to a journalist, with information that the interrogator himself had posted to a publicly available website. Meanwhile, Brennan, longtime counterterrorism advisor to Obama, is expected to receive Senate confirmation as the new director of central intelligence. I recently asked Kiriakou what he thought of Brennan: “I’ve known John Brennan since 1990. I worked directly for John Brennan twice. I think that he is a terrible choice to lead the CIA. “I think that it’s time for the CIA to move beyond the ugliness of the post-September 11th regime, and we need someone who is going to respect the Constitution and to not be bogged down by a legacy of torture.” Obama already once considered Brennan for the top CIA job, back in 2008. Brennan withdrew his nomination then under a hail of criticism for supporting the Bush-era torture policies in his various top-level intelligence positions, including head of the National Counterterrorism Center.
Peninsula Voices That’s the body our House of Representatives The recent spate of is based on. shootings has produced the Our battle cry was, “No expected calls for removing taxation without represengun rights and all the usual nonsense arguments tation.” We were an unrepresented minority in an on both sides. otherwise free nation. Whether you favor gun Our forefathers simply rights or oppose them, objected to a government there are a few facts you telling them what to do should know. First, the framers of the and taking their money. The people insisted on Constitution didn’t include the Second Amendment any rights in it. Those because they knew democcame in the Bill of Rights, racy has a weakness — like the First and Second often described as: democAmendments. racy is three wolves and a They are there because sheep deciding where to the people refused to sign onto the Constitution with- have lunch. They’d just fought a war out them, even to establish over that fact. a government made up of That’s why we built a men who fought the Revorepublic with safeguards to lutionary War. Governprotect the minority from ment, as far as they were concerned, was a necessary the majority. But the founders realevil. Second, we did not fight ized that even a republic is dictatorial King George. We subject to corruption. So the Bill of Rights was put fought the democratically in. elected House of ParliaFinally, all three great ment.
What a difference four years makes. With the killing of Osama bin Laden notched in his belt, Obama seems immune from counterterror criticism. Brennan is said to manage the notorious “kill list” of people that Obama believes he has the right to kill anytime, anywhere on the planet, as part of his “overseas contingency operations.” This includes the killing of U.S. citizens, without any charge, trial or due process whatsoever. Drone strikes are one way these assassinations are carried out. U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in Yemen by a drone strike. Then, two weeks later, his 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman alAwlaki, was killed the same way. I asked Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005, what he thought of Brennan. He told me: “What’s happening with drone strikes around the world right now is, in my opinion, as bad a development as many of the things we now condemn so readily, with 20/20 hindsight, in the George W. Bush
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administration. “We are creating more enemies than we’re killing. We are doing things that violate international law. “We are even killing American citizens without due process and have an attorney general who has said that due process does not necessarily include the legal process. “Those are really scary words.” While Kiriakou goes to prison for revealing a name, the U.K.based Bureau of Investigative Journalism is launching a project called “Naming the Dead,” hoping “to identify as many as possible of those killed in U.S. covert drone strikes in Pakistan, whether civilian or militant.” The BIJ reports a “minimum 2,629 people who appear to have so far died in CIA drone strikes in Pakistan.” Brennan should be asked about each of them.
Two amendments Why do we have the Second Amendment? The Second Amendment of the Constitution was written to guarantee that all states could remain free, and protects the states’ rights from the federal government.
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Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government . . .” The 10th Amendment secures this right to the people. The 2nd Amendment secures the means for the people to exercise that right. Mark Zinicola, Port Angeles
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Border Patrol policy called good first step New measure limits agentsâ€™ role in providing translation support BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” A new Border Patrol policy that limits an agentâ€™s role as a language interpreter is a good first step, concerned residents told a panel of federal officials Tuesday. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which oversees the Border Patrol and falls under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security, announced a policy Nov. 21 that states if another law enforcement agency requests assistance â€œbased solely on a need for language translation, absent any other circumstances, those requests should be referred to a list of available local and national translation services.â€? The practice of agents responding for the purpose of language assistance had
Briefly . . . Toxicologist: No spike yet in pot DUIs OLYMPIA â€” The state toxicologist says she hasnâ€™t seen a spike in positive blood tests for marijuana since pot became legal under Washington law. Voters last fall passed Initiative 502, allowing adults older than 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. The measure, which took effect Dec. 6, set a drivingunder-the-influence limit designed to be similar to the 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content for drunken driving â€” 5 nanograms of active THC per milliliter of blood. State toxicologist Fiona Couper told a legislative hearing in Olympia on Wednesday that the Washington State Patrolâ€™s toxicology lab has completed tests on all blood samples taken from drivers in December and has started on samples from last month. She said thereâ€™s no spike but noted that the law has only just taken effect. Couper said that every year, about 6,000 blood samples from drivers are submitted to the lab. About 1,000 to 1,100 of those come back positive for active THC, with the average being about 6 nanograms.
Panelists Nearly two dozen questions and comments were directed to a panel led by Kareem Shora, senior adviser with the Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Washington, D.C. Shora was joined on the panel by colleagues Rebekah Tosado and Amy Vance, and Rosa Melendez and Sandra Blair of the Department of Justiceâ€™s Community Relations Service. Maria Pena of Port Ange-
that theyâ€™re not learning. My job is to teach them. I feel like I canâ€™t do my job.â€? Pena tried to articulate the message. â€œWhat she is conveying is an unsafe environment, which has created an inability for children to learn,â€? Pena said. â€œAnd itâ€™s probably not just with our bilingual Spanish-speaking students; it is with the communities that work with them and communities that work with those communities.â€?
Filing grievances Shora encouraged the audience members to file grievances with the Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. He provided booklets containing the civil rights complaint form itself. Others in the audience backed the Border Patrol and its mission to protect the border. Shora said the meeting was a â€œcommunity listening
sessionâ€? on the topic of language assistance, similar to quarterly meetings that have been held in Seattle over the past year. â€œThe reason for this meeting is to basically take what we did in Seattle for the past year and bring it here to Port Angeles to hear from directly you,â€? Shora said. â€œWe want to make sure that weâ€™re hearing from people on the ground who are directly impacted by the DHS policies.â€? Later in the meeting, Hoare called for more transparency. â€œI am not in disagreement with the mission of the Border Patrol,â€? she said. â€œBut in so many circumstances, they are not doing their mission.â€? Shora said there were â€œprobably a lot of factorsâ€? that led to the change in policy on language assistance. The Seattle-based Northwest Immigrant Rights Project filed a civil rights complaint against
the Department of Justice on the language-translation policy last May. Law enforcement officials in Clallam and Jefferson counties said the new policy has little or no impact on their operations and that they have other avenues for obtaining translation assistance.
Little, no impact Members of the panel were set to meet with Clallam County law enforcement agencies Wednesday. The presence of Border Patrol agents has sparked local demonstrations for and against the agency. The contingent of agents on North Olympic Peninsula has grown from four to 42 since 2006. The agents are housed in an $11.9 million headquarters in east Port Angeles that opened in December.
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Officials â€˜scopeâ€™ out input for park Comments taken till March 23 on stewardship plan BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Olympic National Park officials want to know how area residents think wilderness areas within the park should be managed. The first of a series of public â€œscoping meetingsâ€? for the Olympic Wilderness Stewardship Plan was held Monday for park representatives to gather suggestions for managing wilderness areas, which comprise 95 percent of the park. A second open house will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. in Sequim. Other meetings, both from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., are set for Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice St., and Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Department of Natural Resources Conference Room, 411 Tillicum Lane in Forks. The public is being asked to answer questions about their desires for the park as officials begin to develop a wilderness stewardship plan for the next decade or longer. The plan will be developed in accordance with the Wilderness Act of 1964 and analyzed through an environmental impact statement, or EIS, with a plan expected to be released next year. Comments will be taken until March 23.
Open house Twenty or 30 people at a time circulated through the open house at Jefferson Elementary School in Port Angeles on Tuesday, walking from one station to another as park rangers answered questions. â€œWhat do you want the Olympic wilderness to look
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Tom Bihn of Port Angeles suggests an addition to a list to U.S. Park Ranger Sanny Lustig during Olympic National Parkâ€™s â€œscoping meetingâ€? Tuesday at Jefferson Elementary School in Port Angeles. Bihn said he wanted to see more cohesive wilderness management in the park. like in 20 years?â€? said Barb Maynes, park spokeswoman. Suggestions included improvements in trail maintenance, trails and bridges for horseback riding and staffing, as well as restricting the size of dayuse groups. One visitor suggested closing the park for two days while specially licensed hunters shoot non-native mountain goats that inhabit some of the higher-elevation areas, and another asked for the tagging and collaring of animals to be stopped. There has been some misunderstanding of what the meetings are about, Maynes said. The meetings do not address the Wild Olympics
and leaving comments is http://parkplanning.nps. gov/olymwild, but it was not accessible Wednesday, and park personnel were investigating. Stewardship plan Public comment also can Instead, the meetings be made to Sarah Creachare about the wilderness baum, Attn: Wilderness stewardship plan, which was last updated in 1980, 2 4 - H O U R C she said. The online address given by the park for information legislation, which was introduced in 2012 but expired at the end of the congressional session and has not been reintroduced.
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