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Facebook fugitive man of the world Wide Web was still on time before Nicolaysen the loose Tuesday. is brought in. Travis A. Nicolay“There is no retiresen, 26, is wanted by ment plan for crimithe state Department nals,” he said. of Corrections for Nicolaysen escaped parole violations, havofficers during two foot ing failed to check in chases April 4 in a resBY ARWYN RICE with his parole officer idential neighborhood since January, and is near Olympic Medical PENINSULA DAILY NEWS a suspect in an Center, with officers Travis A. PORT ANGELES — A Port assault on his girland a police dog trackNicolaysen’s Angeles felon who found his friend that occurred ing him from Caroline Facebook name splattered across the Inter- March 28. Street to the Waterphoto. net after a story about his brazen Bryan Smith, Port front Trail. post-police-chase Facebook postAngeles deputy chief of police, Since then, the story of his ings went viral on the World promised it’s just a matter of Facebook posts, which vividly
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outline the life and times of a petty criminal on the run, seem to have captured the world’s imagination. On Monday, after the story of Nicolaysen’s postings, along with words of support and criticism from his Facebook friends, was published in the Peninsula Daily News, it was picked up by news outlets from London to India via The Associated Press. It also appeared in various forms and under several different bylines on websites ranging from msnbc.com to that of New York’s Daily News.
His Department of Corrections mug shot accompanied most Internet articles. Whether his newfound fame will help or hurt Nicolaysen’s efforts to elude arrest remains to be seen. Some aren’t positive he can evade capture much longer. “Hope you have mileage coverage on your Nike’s [sic],” one Port Angeles woman wrote on his Facebook page, and quoted the theme song from the television show “Cops.” TURN
Funds ensure PUD power by next year son County,” said PUD Commissioner Wayne King. “We will provide power for the community and some good jobs for the public.”
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PORT TOWNSEND — By this time next year, East Jefferson County residents will buy electrical power locally, said public utility district officials, now that a necessary loan has been approved. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service informed the Jefferson Public Utility District No. 1 on Tuesday that its $115 million loan guarantee was approved. That will provide the money needed for the purchase of electrical power infrastructure from Puget Sound Energy. “This is a great day for Jeffer-
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The approval fax was discovered by PUD Manager Jim Parker when he arrived at work at 9 a.m. The approval was short and to the point, in contrast with the detailed application the PUD had to complete as part of the loan process. “It was quite complicated. They wanted a lot of details,” said PUD board President Barney Burke about the application. “This was a positive thing,” he added. “As a taxpayer, you are happy when the government has such a careful process, and as a PUD, we appreciate the scrutiny they gave our business plan,” Burke said. TURN
Students at the New Day Learning Center who raised $837 for the Port Townsend Food Bank give some of their donations to Director Shirley Moss on Tuesday, From left are Ava McKinley, Sophie Anderson, Jaxon Sudlow (obscured), Zoey Ferris, Zac Ferens, August Mayberry (obscured), Chloe Mousr, Moss and Dana Pflueger. Hayden Canda is in the foreground.
Youngsters get lesson in helping to provide food close to home BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — The New Day Learning Center, which raised money in 2011 to provide farm animals to poor communities worldwide, set its
sights closer to home this year. On Tuesday, the Port Townsend Food Bank received an $837 check from the school, a result of its annual “Read to Feed” program. Last year, the program raised about $900 for its global project.
This year, 16 students solicited pledges from family members and friends to raise money for each book read for the food bank. The students read a total of 615 books among them. TURN
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Pilot Ken Brown of Sequim, left, stands next to his crashed Van’s Aircraft RV-6A singleengine airplane Tuesday. From left are Brown, Weston Mason, two unidentified onlookers, Gary Henriksen and firefighters Paul Rynearson and Marion Wagner. NEW
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DUNGENESS — Sequim-area pilot Ken Brown was smiling Tuesday after he and his passenger walked away unhurt from the two-seat, single-propeller private plane he had just purchased a week ago after its prop and landing gear were seriously damaged during a hard landing. “It appears that we lost lift,” said Brown, who made a precautionary landing at the Blue Ribbon Farm airstrip, a private grass airstrip in the upscale home and hangar community west of the intersection of Lotzgesell and Kitchen-Dick roads. Brown, who appeared shaken from the crash landing, said he
was fine as he walked around taking photos of the damaged aircraft for insurance purposes. Brown approached the airstrip at about 80 mph, he said, missing a 100-foot bluff by about 30 yards when his plane landed, its nose and propeller leaving large divots where it hit the grass, before it rolled to a stop tail-up.
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Eva Longoria talks politics, producing “DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES” STAR Eva Longoria is leaving Wisteria Lane for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The 37-year-old actress was named a national cochair for President Barack Obama’s Longoria re-election campaign in February, and she’s bidding farewell on the ABC drama’s May 13 finale. But making the leap from the domestic affairs of the “Housewives” to a national political campaign hasn’t been an easy transition. “People go, ‘Who cares about your opinion? You’re just pretty,’” Longoria said.
“And it’s like, ‘Why can’t I have an intellectual argument about immigration or health care reform just because I’m pretty?’” The Mexican-American actress also is developing a dating reality series, “All About Love,” for NBC and is co-producing ABC’s upcoming telenovela-style TV drama “Devious Maids” about the scandalous lives of the hired help.
Fiance backed Britney Spears has requested that her fiance join her father in decisionmaking duties involving the pop superstar’s conservatorship, Los Angeles court filings show. The request was made by Spears’ court-appointed attorney Friday and will be considered by a judge later this month. If approved, Jason Trawick would join Jamie Spears in having control over the singer’s major personal decisions, including medical care.
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PURE POETRY Actress Jessica Alba is among the celebrities who will be heard reciting poetry this month on Disney Channel and Disney Junior as part of its “A Poem Is . . .” series in connection with National Poetry Month.
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FRANK H. STRICKLER, 92, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who represented two of President Richard M. Nixon’s top aides, H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, in the tangled legal aftermath of the 1972 Watergate break-in and its cover-up, died March 29 at his home in Chevy Chase, Md. His family announced the death. Mr. Strickler participated in several dramatic moments in the aftermath of the burglary at the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate complex in Washington on June 17, 1972. But he did not leap into the case at the first opportunity. The day of the break-in, he grumpily answered the phone at his vacation home in Bethany Beach, Del., after being awakened at 4:30 a.m. The caller was E. Howard Hunt, a former CIA agent who was later convicted for helping organize the Watergate operation, according to the book Nightmare: The Underside of the Nixon Years (1973), by J. Anthony Lukas. “You think I’m going to interrupt my vacation and represent anybody like that?” Mr. Strickler said. “You’re crazy!” But as the case evolved into an investigation of the cover-up by Nixon and his
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_________ MARK LENZI, 43, struck gold when he switched from wrestling to diving in the mid-1980s. Over the next decade, he became the 1992 Olympic 3-meter springboard champion, earned a Mr. Lenzi bronze in 1996 medal four years later in Atlanta and became the first diver to score 100 points on a single dive. On Monday, Mr. Lenzi, the last American male diver to win Olympic gold, died in Greenville, N.C. Mr. Lenzi’s alma mater, Indiana University, posted the announcement on its
website but did not provide a cause of death. His mother, Ellie, told the family’s hometown newspaper, The Free LanceStar of Fredricksburg, Va., that Mr. Lenzi had been hospitalized the past two weeks because of fainting spells that were caused by low blood pressure.
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Port Angeles, attracted divQuileute tribal members ers from as far away as Corvallis, Ore. at LaPush have launched The “big fish” trophy their new, 50-foot racing went to Glenn Bates of canoe with appropriate cer- Everett, a member of Puget emonies and canoe races Sound Mudsharks. between Queets and He speared a lingcod Quileute crews. that weighed 18 pounds 14 The new canoe was built ounces — 2 ounces more by Fred Penn and his than the two runner-up fish. brothers of LaPush out of a single cedar log. 1987 (25 years ago) Penn is one of only a The Landing mall should few Quileutes who inherited the art of making dug- only pay interest — no principal — on a $400,000 Port out canoes. Angeles city loan for the The latest canoe took next six months so it can him and his brothers attract more tenants, a City nearly a year to make. Council committee has suggested. 1962 (50 years ago) The finding was in About 200 skindivers response to a March 17 request by The Landing’s braved the elements and owners that the city lower spent three hours paddling the interest rate from 8 peraround the chilly waters cent to 5.5 percent. Seen Around inside Ediz Hook in search The owners, who also are of fish in an international Peninsula snapshots seeking a rent reduction spearfishing meet. A FLOCK OF swallows from the Port of Port AngeThe meet, sponsored by returning for the summer les, are trying to reduce Nemgorf Diving Club of and checking out the bird their costs so they can houses near Spyglass Lane charge less rent. and Keeler Road in east The Landing is having a Laugh Lines Sequim . . . hard time finding tenants BASEBALL SEASON because the local economic WANTED! “Seen Around” HAS begun. Remember recovery is taking longer items. Send them to PDN News than expected, Landing Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles baseball? It used to be our national pastime before managing partner Jim WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or Facebook. Going told the city commitemail news@peninsuladailynews. com. Jimmy Kimmel tee.
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■ A headline Monday on Page A6 misstated the presenter of the “Art in the 21st Century” documentary series. The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., is hosting the series, which continues Monday at 7 p.m. For details, visit PAFAC. org or phone 360-457-3532. ■ Jefferson County’s Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 21. The wrong date appeared in an article Monday on Page A5 about Local 20/20 partnering with Jefferson County’s farmers markets to promote the local food system. The Earth Day event will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St.
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, April 11, the 102nd day of 2012. There are 264 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On April 11, 1862, the Civil War Battle of Fort Pulaski in Chatham County, Ga., ended a day after it began as the fort fell to Union forces. On this date: ■ In 1689, William III and Mary II were crowned as joint sovereigns of Britain. ■ In 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as emperor of the French and was banished to the island of Elba. ■ In 1899, the treaty ending the Spanish-American War was declared in effect.
■ In 1912, Crosley Field, the longtime home of the Cincinnati Reds, had its opening day under its original name, Redland Field. The Reds defeated the Chicago Cubs 10-6. ■ In 1921, Iowa became the first state to impose a cigarette tax, at 2 cents a package. ■ In 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the notorious Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald in Germany. ■ In 1962, President John F. Kennedy held a press conference in which he angrily denounced plans by United States Steel and other steel producers to raise prices; the companies ended up backing down. The New York Mets played their first game, losing to the host, St.
Louis Cardinals, 11-4. ■ In 1970, Apollo 13, with astronauts James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise and Jack Swigert, blasted off on its ill-fated mission to the moon. ■ In 1981, President Ronald Reagan returned to the White House from the hospital, 12 days after he was wounded in an assassination attempt. ■ In 2009, Susan Boyle, a middle-aged volunteer church worker, wowed judges and audiences alike with her rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” on the British TV show “Britain’s Got Talent.” ■ Ten years ago: U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr., D-Ohio, was convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks from businessmen and his
own staff. Traficant was later expelled from Congress and sentenced to eight years in prison; he was released in September 2009. ■ Five years ago: North Carolina’s top prosecutor dropped all charges against three former Duke University lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper at a party, saying the athletes were innocent victims of a “tragic rush to accuse.” ■ One year ago: A bloody, fourmonth standoff in the West African nation of Ivory Coast ended when troops loyal to the elected president routed and captured his rival, Laurent Gbagbo, the longtime strongman who’d lost the vote but refused to give up power.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Toxins found in ‘non-toxic’ nail polishes SAN FRANCISCO — Some nail polishes found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called “toxic trio” of chemicals actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects, state regulators said Tuesday. A Department of Toxic Substances Control report determined that the mislabeled nail products have the potential to harm thousands of workers in more than 48,000 nail salons in California, and their customers. The use of the three chemicals in nail products is legal if properly labeled. But agency officials said the false claims may violate a state law. Investigators randomly chose 25 brands of polishes available only at nail salons, including a number claiming to be free of the chemicals toluene, dibutyl phthalate and formaldehyde, known as the toxic trio. Regulators said exposure to large amounts of them are linked to developmental problems, asthma and other illnesses.
Teacher on wanted list WASHINGTON — A man accused of producing child pornography while teaching at a private elementary school in the District of Columbia has been added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list. Federal authorities have sought Eric Toth since June
2008, when another teacher found explicit pictures of at least one boy on a school camera in Toth’s possession. Toth The FBI said Toth, 30, is believed to have lived in Arizona as recently as 2009. He’s been indicted in Maryland and charged in a sealed criminal complaint in Washington’s federal court. Toth taught third grade at Beauvoir Elementary School on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000.
Suspect sought alibi TULSA, Okla. — The brother of a suspect in the weekend shooting spree that terrorized Tulsa’s black community said he called the night of his arrest, desperately looking for an alibi. Alvin Watts, 33, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of firstdegree murder and other charges. Police said he and 19-year-old Jake England confessed to shooting five people, three fatally. All were black. Watts’ brother, Michael, told KTUL-TV that Alvin Watts called him Sunday and said, “I need an alibi!” Michael Watts said his family isn’t racist, and the shooting “broke our heart.” He wants victims’ families to know he’s sorry. The Associated Press
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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum turns to his wife, Karen, left, after announcing he was suspending his candidacy for the presidency Tuesday in Gettysburg, Pa.
Santorum bows out of presidential race Pennsylvania Republican quits before state primary BY MARC LEVY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Briefly: World Syrian activists say cease-fire is being ignored BEIRUT — Syrian activists reported military attacks on two towns Tuesday, even as the government claimed its military forces have begun pulling out of some towns in compliance with a U.N.-brokered truce deal. Syrian ally Russia said Damascus could have done better in implementing the ceasefire, which called for troops to withdraw from towns Tuesday. The cease-fire brokered by U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan was seen as the last chance for diplomacy, and its collapse could push Syria even closer to an all-out civil war. A 13-month uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime turned increasingly militarized in response to a brutal crackdown. The fighting also threatens to spill across Syria’s borders, raising the risk of a regional conflagration. Expectations of compliance by Syria had been low from the start because of previous violations of agreements and an escalation of attacks on opposition strongholds in the weeks leading up to the deadline.
Suicide bomb kills 8 KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide attack on a district police headquarters has killed eight Afghan policemen in the country’s south. It was the second suicide bombing Tuesday of
government offices in Afghanistan. Daud Ahmadi, a spokesman in the southern Helmand province, said the policemen were killed when three suicide bombers tried to enter the police office in Musa Qala district. The police spotted the attackers, who were on foot. They killed one, but the other two blew themselves up. Earlier, suicide bombers blew up their truck outside a district office in northern Herat province, killing at least 10 people.
N. Korean launch set PYONGYANG, North Korea — Korean space officials said Tuesday that the rocket built to carry a satellite into space was ready for liftoff this week as the nation’s leadership makes a series of appointments before a major political gathering. Workers’ Party delegates are to convene today for the fourth conference of North Korea’s ruling political party, where new leader Kim Jong Un is expected to inherit titles once held by his father, the late Kim Jong Il. North Korea’s national flag and the red hammer-and-sickle flag of the Workers’ Party fluttered across chilly Pyongyang on Tuesday as delegates toured historic sites. Space officials, meanwhile, told foreign journalists at a news conference that the launch of the three-stage rocket is on target to take place between Thursday and Monday as part of the centennial birthday commemorations for Kim Il Sung. The Associated Press
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination. Santorum, appearing with his wife and children in his home state of Pennsylvania, told supporters the race for him was over, but the fight to defeat President Barack Obama would go on. He pointedly made no mention or endorsement of Romney, whom he had derided as an unworthy standard-bearer for the GOP. The ex-Pennsylvania senator
stressed he’d taken his campaign farther than anyone expected. “We will continue to go out and fight and defeat President Barack Obama,” Santorum declared. Santorum spoke with Romney before the announcement, a source close to the campaign said.
Tale of candidate’s demise The delegate totals told the tale of Santorum’s demise. Romney has more than twice as many delegates as Santorum and could reach the 1,144 needed to clinch the nomination by June. Still in the race but not considered a factor: ex-House Speaker
Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Santorum had hoped to hold out through the primary in Pennsylvania on April 24 but decided to fold up after his severely ill 3-year-old daughter, Bella, spent the weekend in the hospital. A feisty campaigner who won in Iowa’s leadoff caucuses, he ran on his conservative credentials and experience in Congress — four years in the House and 12 in the Senate — but was hurt by a lack of money and organization. Santorum stressed the improbable accomplishment of the past year, saying that “against all odds, we won 11 states, millions of voters, millions of votes.” He said that while Romney was accumulating more delegates, “we were winning in a very different way. We were touching hearts” with his conservative message.
Obama touts ‘Buffett rule’ President in Florida, renews call for millionaire tax BY KEN THOMAS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — President Barack Obama renewed his call for Congress to raise taxes on millionaires, traveling to Florida to make an electionyear pitch on an issue that sharply contrasts him with GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Obama outlined his support for the so-called “Buffett rule” at a speech on the Florida Atlantic Universiy campus in Boca Raton, Fla., arguing that wealthy investors should not have a lower tax rate than middle-class taxpayers.
Named for billionaire The push for the Buffett rule, named after billionaire investor Warren Buffett, comes ahead of a Senate vote next week — and as millions of Americans prepare to file their income tax returns. The plan has little chance of
passing Congress, but Senate Democrats said it underscores the need for economic fairness. Obama’s team has made the Buffett rule Obama a key part of its message, saying it shows clear differences with Romney, who has opposed the plan and withstood criticism for paying about 15 percent in federal taxes for 2011 on income mostly derived from investments. “Romney is a beneficiary of a broken tax system, and he wants to keep it that way,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina told reporters. Republicans have noted that Obama’s proposal would collect $47 billion through 2022, a small amount compared with the $7 trillion in federal budget defi-
cits projected during that period. Obama has proposed that people earning at least $1 million annually, whether in salary or investments, should pay at least 30 percent of their income in taxes. Many wealthy taxpayers earn investment income, which is taxed at 15 percent. Obama economic adviser Jason Furman said the Buffett rule was the “most simple, common-sense element of any tax reform.”
Three fundraisers Obama was holding three fundraisers near West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The events were expected to raise at least $1.7 million. The first was a reception at a private home in Palm Beach Garden. Later, a large rally-style event in Hollywood, Fla., was to include a musical performance by singer John Legend.
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West: Colorado officials justify actions during fire
Nation: ‘Three Amigos’ share winning ticket in Md.
Nation: Pilot overcome by G-forces, NTSB says
World: Assessment finds Norway’s mass killer sane
AUTHORITIES DEFENDED THEIR attempts to warn residents about a wildfire blamed for killing three people. About an hour before the first wave of automated evacuated warning calls March 26, a volunteer firefighter went house-to-house in the community near Denver, telling residents to leave. He wasn’t able to reach one woman believed killed in the fire because of a chain across her driveway, and her family is questioning why he didn’t walk down to warn her. Inter-Canyon Fire/RescueChief Dave MacBean said that it wasn’t safe because there were trees on both sides of Ann Appel’s narrow driveway.
TWO PUBLIC SCHOOLTEACHERS and a school administrator who call themselves “The Three Amigos” are sharing part of last month’s record Mega Millions jackpot, planning for trips to Europe, new homes and their children’s college funds, Maryland Lottery officials said Tuesday. The winners claimed their proceeds Monday and chose to be anonymous, but the lottery said each worked several jobs to make ends meet. The winning Maryland ticket was one of three nationally that split the $656 million jackpot, the biggest ever. The other winners picked March 30 were in Kansas and Illinois.
THE PILOT OF the P-51 Mustang that crashed at an air show in Reno, Nev., last September experienced overwhelming G-forces at the onset of the incident and was incapacitated almost instantly, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The NTSB said 74-year-old Jimmy Leeward experienced more than 9 G’s of force — nine times the force of gravity — which is well beyond the ability of the human body to remain conscious. The force deformed the plane’s fuselage, forced the tail wheel to deploy and likely resulted in the plane’s trim tab — a piece of the plane’s tale — to fly off the aircraft, the safety board said.
THE RIGHT-WING EXTREMIST who confessed to killing 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage in Norway is not criminally insane, a psychiatric assessment found Tuesday, contradicting an earlier examination. The new conclusion comes just six days before Anders Behring Breivik is scheduled to go on trial on terror charges for the massacre July 22and could prompt prosecutors to seek a prison sentence instead of compulsory commitment to psychiatric care. It conflicts with an assessment that found Breivik psychotic both during and after the attacks, and diagnosed him as a paranoid schizophrenic.
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Kids’ quick thinking saves school bus A 13-year-old removes keys, pulled vehicle over THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MILTON — A dozen students may not have been looking forward to school the first day back after spring break, but they knew what to do when their bus driver slumped over the wheel unconscious. Surveillance video shows 13-year-old Jeremy
Wuitschick rushing down the aisle and grabbing the wheel Monday morning as other students yell: “Call 9-1-1!” Jeremy had noticed the driver was shaking and his arms flailing just as the bus started to pull into Surprise Lake Middle School in Milton, about 30 miles south of Seattle.
Jeremy saw the driver’s eyes bulging and heard rasping noises. Students can be heard yelling, “Oh my God!” and “Call 9-1-1! Call 9-1-1!” on the video, as they realize the bus is out of control. Others cried, “Stop the bus!” and “Take the keys out of the ignition!” Jeremy heeded the calls, removing the keys and turning the steering wheel to pull the bus over. The bus slowly came to a stop against the curb. “I was just thinking, ‘I
don’t want to die,’” Jeremy said. “I turned to the right. Turned to the side of the road. Took the keys out of the ignition. “We started slowing down, and I said, ‘Somebody call 9-1-1!’”
Students help driver Jeremy and another student, Johnny Wood, who were trained in first aid by the Red Cross, started chest compressions on the driver until adults arrived.
Fife Deputy Schools Superintendent Jeff Short said Tuesday he had no update on the condition of the 43-year-old driver, who was hospitalized in “grave condition” Monday. The man’s wife asked authorities not to release any details about him since relatives were being notified, Short said. The students on the bus met with the principal and counselors, and things were “as normal as we can get” Tuesday, Short said.
Students are taught what to do — to turn off the ignition — if a bus driver collapses as part of safety training. “It’s just for this type of situation,” Short said. “I think they did an outstanding job.” The bus didn’t hit any other vehicles, and no one was injured. Police Chief Bill Rhoads credited Jeremy’s quick actions. “We’re just happy the kid was thinking on his feet,” he said.
Fugitive: Posts CONTINUED FROM A1 Nicolaysen to turn himself in to supporting him in his Attempts to contact run and poking fun at police Facebook for comments for their inability to catch Tuesday were unsuccessful. him. Posts allegedly from According to Facebook’s data-use policy, the social young women offer Nicolaymedia site has some limited sen their phone numbers and ask him to call. ability to trace users. The policy states, in part, “We may share your infor- Five felony convictions mation in response to a They might rethink their legal request (like a search offers knowing that Nicowarrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good laysen has been convicted of faith belief that the law five felonies, police said. Charges include domesrequires us to do so.” tic violence, residential burStatus change: ‘Single’ glary, theft of a firearm and court-order violations. The posts that began Nicolaysen stands 5 feet last Thursday, the day after 7 inches tall and weighs the failed manhunt, fea- about 150 pounds, the state tured Nicolaysen’s Face- Department of Corrections book status change from “in said. a relationship” to “single,” He has long, wavy brown along with responses to hair frequently worn in a some who warned that braid or ponytail and tends police were after him and to wear a mustache with a others pleading that he short, full beard or goatee, turn himself in. police said. After the story ran Monday, however, Nicolaysen Several tattoos deleted Saturday’s discussion from his public FaceHe also has a small tearbook page and hasn’t posted drop tattoo under the outer since. corner of his left eye and tattoos on the left side of his Numerous comments neck, both forearms and Regional and national both calves. Anyone with informamedia coverage, including tion about Nicolaysen’s television newscasts, posted links to the page, however, whereabouts is asked to and it has garnered hun- phone the Port Angeles dreds of comments — Police Department at 360including more than 700 452-4545. _________ entries on a religious debate attached to a photo in one of Reporter Arwyn Rice can be his public albums. reached at 360-452-2345, ext. Posts on the site run the 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula gamut from encouraging dailynews.com.
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Jefferson County Public Utility District Director Jim Parker, left, shares the sun with Commissioners Ken McMillen, Barney Burke and Wayne King on Tuesday after hearing news of their loan approval.
PUD: Work on switch since ’08 CONTINUED FROM A1 expected that many of those hired will be local. “We have already heard In 2008, voters approved the idea of the public utility from a few people around district providing electrical here who have the needed service in East Jefferson skills and want to work for County, and the district has us,” he said. Burke said the customworked on the switch from ers will see the difference in PSE since then. The PUD plans to begin the appearance of their operating the electric utility power bill and also eventually will have a say in how April 1, 2013. It is counting down to the company is operated. that date on its website at Talk with customers www.jeffpud.org.
Add employees At the transition time, the PUD expects to have between 25 and 30 employees. The public utility district now has nine employees and operates 12 water and five sewer utilities serving 3,500 customers. PSE serves approximately 18,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Jefferson County. Burke said hiring will begin later this year, and he
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“No disrespect to the PSE, but it is a big corporation, and the decisions are made by the people at the top without talking to their customers,” Burke said. “We will include our customers in discussions about conservation programs and low-income discounts.” Burke said the PUD has not yet decided how the public input would be handled but expected to have a website where comments could be exchanged. Burke said the commissioners had been anticipat-
ing an answer about the loan guarantee for several weeks and had prepared a press release to be distributed as soon as it was approved. The PUD heard that a decision was close Monday and scheduled a special meeting for 1 p.m. Tuesday to make the announcement. When it didn’t come through Monday, staff were instructed to check the fax machine to make sure it had paper in its tray, Burke said. During the transition, PSE will continue to own and operate the electrical system in Jefferson County, with offices in Port Townsend and Four Corners still open for business. After the transition, the Four Corners office will be the center of maintenance and operations, Burke said. PSE will work closely with the public utility district and communicate with its customers regarding the closing of their PSE electric
accounts, as well as the termination of various PSE energy-efficiency, renewable-energy, customer service and community programs in Jefferson County. “PSE hasn’t been a willing seller, but they have been a great partner in their helping us make this a success,” Burke said. Burke said the process was a group effort. He thanked Parker, King and Commissioner Ken McMillen, as well as Burke’s predecessor, Dana Roberts, who died in 2009. Burke also acknowledged help from staff, lawyers, consultants and the Bonneville Power Administration. “It took a whole lot of people to row this boat,” Burke said.
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OLYMPIA — Senate and House leaders met throughout the day with Gov. Chris Gregoire as they tried to strike a budget deal Tuesday before the clock ran out at midnight. “We’re getting close,” said Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, D-Spokane, as she headed into the governor’s office in the afternoon. The flurry of activity Tuesday started the previous day and was the culmination of months of fruitless negotiations over how to close a roughly half-billion-dollar shortfall for the two-year budget cycle ending June 2013.
A Republican-led coalition in the Senate will not take up the budget until lawmakers approve a series of policy changes in state government. Gregoire had offered a full package proposal Monday afternoon to address the budget and other sticking points such as pensions, a balanced-budget measure and altering health insurance benefits for public school employees.
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Clallam, Forks ink interagency pact BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
FORKS — Clallam County and the city of Forks have teamed up to bolster law enforcement in the West End city. T h e Forks City Council on Monday night and county commissioners Tuesday approved an Monohon interagency agreement to add one or more deputies to the city’s police force. The city will pay for the deputy’s Fleck overtime — $60 per hour — on a temporary basis. According to the agreement, the deputy will be commissioned as a Forks police officer to enforce local laws and ordinances.
Deputy’s duties The deputy will wear the sheriff ’s uniform while working for the city and may respond to calls in unincorporated areas in emergencies. Forks Mayor Bryon Monohon said he anticipates the city contracting the deputy for about a month and a half, until the city replaces an officer who recently quit. The city Police Department has four officers, one of whom is on leave. Forks has contracted
the services of the Sheriff’s Office in the past, Monohon said. While Forks is still without a police chief, Monohon said former Snohomish County Sheriff Rick Bart is now working as a part-time consultant. “It’s incredibly fun to watch him go,” Monohon said Tuesday. “Rick’s incredibly experienced.” In a March 26 presentation to the Forks City Council, Bart spoke of improvements that could be made within the department. The City Council authorized Monohon and City Attorney Rod Fleck to draft a personal services contract with Bart in that same meeting. Bart was the sheriff in Snohomish County for 12 years. Part of his job will be to assist in the selection of a new police chief. “It’s an exciting time,” Monohon said. “We’ve got good forward motion out here right now.”
________ Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at rob.ollikainen@ peninsuladailynews.com.
remain three bills that Republicans and a handful of Democrats have demanded action on before taking up the budget. Those are bills altering health coverage for K-12 employees, eliminating early retirement options for some public employees and implementing a four-year balanced budget requirement. Earlier in the day, key lawmakers announced they reached a deal on a $1.1 billion capital budget. However, the capital budget would not be passed until after the operating budget, and no operating budget deal had yet been struck.
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ing $1 trill i o n wouldn’t be good for local Navy bases. “I want you to turn up your Dicks game a little bit,” PSNBA President Tom Stroup told a crowd of 400. “PSNBA’s role is possibly as important as it’s been in a long, long, long time.” Forty-four years ago, Dicks was an aide to Sen. Warren Magnuson. Since Dicks was from Bremerton, the senator told him to take care of the naval base group. The relationship continued after Dicks was elected, and he used his status on the House Appropriations Committee and Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to advantage.
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Itty Bitty Buzz reopens under new name BY LEAH LEACH PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” There is the same Cafe Vida coffee and Oven Spoonful cookies and scones that the coffee shop at 110 E. First St., served last week. The shop now offers soups, sandwiches, salads and calzones. And the name has changed. The Itty Bitty Buzz closed in the space April 2. The Oven Spoonful opened there two days ago. â€œMiraculously enough,â€? said Dave Long, chef and owner of the Oven Spoonful, on Tuesday, â€œbest-case scenarios do occur.â€? On Friday, he had said that he and his wife, Karen Long, hoped to reopen the shop this week, perhaps as early as Monday. They threw open the doors
at a little after 7 a.m. Monday, he said, and plan to be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. The coffee shop was busy Tuesday after having had an â€œaverage dayâ€? Monday. â€œI guess they were getting used to our being open,â€? Long said.
location for the past five years, Long said, so it was a â€œnatural progressionâ€? to take it over and expand the choices. He said Friday that he and his wife had been in negotiations with Ferguson for about a week. He hired back the four baristas who had worked at the Itty Bitty Buzz. The place still offers Wi-Fi and displays art on the walls. â€œWeâ€™ve had a lot of people support us,â€? Dave Long said Tuesday. â€œWeâ€™re really grateful for that.â€? For more information about the Oven Spoonful, visit www. ovenspoonful.com.
The menu has expanded from what was offered when the place was owned by Deb Ferguson of Sequim, who closed it a day before she closed The Buzz in Sequim. Now it offers more than sweets for those looking for a meal rather than just a snack. All the production for the ________ Oven Spoonful, a catering company that offers everything Managing Editor/News Leah Leach from ethnic food to baked goods, can be reached at 360-417-3531 or had been at the Front Street firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Trustees approve contract of collegeâ€™s new president BY ARWYN RICE
Sprague, a retired community college administrator and Port Ludlow resident, is overseeing college management during the transition from Keegan to Robins. The trustees also voted to extend the title of â€œpresident emeritus,â€? to Keegan, in acknowledgment of his accomplishments at Peninsula College. The honor is â€œIn recognition of his years of exemplary service and leadership,â€? Van Holland said.
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FORKS â€” The Peninsula College Board of Trustees approved Luke P. Robinsâ€™ contract as the new president Tuesday during a board meeting at the collegeâ€™s campus in Forks and designated former President Tom Keegan as â€œpresident emeritusâ€? of the college. â€œWe are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Robins and his family to the Peninsula, and we know the local communities will join us,â€? said Julie McCulloch, board chairwoman. Under the newly inked contract, Robins will earn $175,000 and will begin on July 1, said Phyllis Van Holland, spokeswoman for Peninsula College. Keegan was earning $204,434 in the 10th and final year of his tenure and is now earning $200,000 as president of Skagit Valley College. Robins has been chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe, La., a two-year college with 2,700 students, since 2006.
Visited in February He visited Port Angeles, Forks and Port Townsend on Feb. 5-6, and took part in several community and college forums during the search for a new president. He is expected to visit Port Angeles twice in May or June before he relocates to the area.
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Honors for Keegan â€œEmeritusâ€? is a courtesy title awarded to individuals who have achieved a certain distinction in a high ranking position in education or business before departing under good terms. Keegan began his new job as president of Skagit Valley, his alma mater, in March. The new title is the second honor bestowed on Keegan by the trustees. The $22 million science and technology building built in 2007, formerly known as M Building, was renamed Keegan Hall to honor the man who oversaw a decade of expansion for Peninsula College, including more than $120 million in new construction. ________
Robins has served as executive vice president and chief academic officer at National Park Community College in Hot Springs, Ark., and as dean of instruction at Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He received his doctorate in educational administration with a specialty in community college leadership from the University of Texas at Austin; his masterâ€™s in English, community college teaching track, from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill.; and his bachelorâ€™s in Christian education from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. During the Port Angeles forum, Robins emphasized using an entrepreneurial approach in response to ongoing state and federal cuts to higher education. Interim President Brinton
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PORT ANGELES â€” A third arrest has been made in the February murderers allegedly committed by John Francis Loring. Clallam County sheriffâ€™s detectives arrested Kodi Roy Tosland, 32, at the SeattleTacoma International Airport on Monday on investigation of unlawful possession of a firearm and two pay-or-appear warrants. Sgt. Lyman Moores said that Tosland sold Loring the firearm that Loring used in the Feb. 21 murder of 19-yearold David Randle of Dungeness.
Fleeing county Tosland was fleeing Clallam County in an attempt to avoid an arrest in connection with the Loring homicides, Moores said. Detective Jim McLaughlin, with the assistance of the Port of Seattle Police Authority and Transportation Security Administration officials, arrested Tosland as he was preparing to board a flight to Dallas, according to Moores. Loring also was suspected
in the Feb. 16 murder of Raymond Varney, 68, of Diamond Point. Loring, 45, died of a selfinflicted gunshot wound as Loring SWAT officers closed in on him in a Port Angeles apartment on Feb. 22. The weapon used to kill Randle, who was allegedly shot as he tried to protect his mother from Loring, was reported as stolen from a Sequim resident. Tosland is being held in the Clallam County jail on $2,500 bail.
Two others charged Last week, two other suspected accomplices of Loringâ€™s â€” Thomas Lee Dale, 38, of Port Angeles and Tami Michelle Petersen, 40, of Agnew â€” were charged with first-degree rendering criminal assistance to Loring in the days that surrounded the murders. Both pleaded not guilty at their Friday arraignments.
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â€œPeople are asking how to influence the park plan rather than ask why change the park.â€? JIM HALLETT commissioner
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PORT ANGELES â€” The highest priorities after the proposed clearcutting of most of the trees at Lincoln Park are making sure there is money to rebuild the park and getting the first stage of the park redesign done immediately, the Port of Port Angeles Board of Commissioners said at its regular meeting Monday. The commissioners said they were encouraged by a change in the publicâ€™s attitude toward the parkâ€™s redesign. â€œPeople are asking how to influence the park plan rather than ask why change the park,â€? Commissioner Jim Hallett said. Juliet Vong, landscape architect and plan author, updated the board on the public reception of the first draft of the Lincoln Park Master Plan and how it would be implemented if accepted by the Port Angeles City Council.
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The master plan was revealed at a public forum April 4, when planners received more information about what people want. Under the plan, a transformed Lincoln Park would include ribbons of bicycling and walking trails, reshaped and airport-friendly ponds that would attract fewer birds, water-filtrating wetlands and an orchard. Planners donâ€™t yet know the number of trees that are proposed to be removed from the 147-acre park because of root-rot disease or because they hamper pilotsâ€™ runway approaches to the adjacent William R. Fairchild International Airport. The port wants most of the trees in the park, which is owned by the city of Port Angeles, to be removed by 2013 or 2014 in order to maintain a safe landing approach at the airport, which is owned by the port. The FAA has told the port that some trees that have grown into the flight path must come down to maintain the current landing approach for Runway 26. Since the trees are in a city park on city property, the City Council has the final say on whether or how many trees will be removed and the implementation of the park plan. The $150,000 master plan, financed by a Federal Aviation Administration
grant and administered by the port, will be more fully developed at the next public forum in May, Vong said. If the plan is implemented, she said, and the trees are removed, the first phase will be a grading of the entire property and KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS planting of lower-canopy Sand sculptor Vern Cooley of Seattle, center, takes a photo of his finished sculpture as trees, she said. A specific order must be spectators roam the sculpture gallery at the conclusion of competition in the Windermere Sand followed after that in order Sculpture Classic at Port Angeles City Pier in 2011. to avoid tearing out completed portions to add a new phase, she said. â€œItâ€™s built in layers, each layer based on the next layer,â€? she said The theme must be Members of the Port broad enough to give the Angeles Norâ€™wester Rotary Second phase Club; employees of Winder- sand sculptors creative own envelope. Once the park is graded PENINSULA DAILY NEWS mere Real Estate in Port license, said Doc Reiss of Only residents of Clal- Angeles, Sequim, SunLand Norâ€™wester Rotary and Winand planted, including the PORT ANGELES â€” reconfiguration of wetlands Wanted: A theme for the lam and Jefferson counties and Port Ludlow; employ- dermere Real Estate. â€œThe more generic, the and development of new 10th annual Windermere are eligible to enter the con- ees of Peninsula Daily News â€” and the immediate fam- better,â€? he said. parking areas, a second Sand Sculpture Classic at test. Sand sculptors from the Entries may be submit- ily members of these three phase, including a central this summerâ€™s Arts in ted by an individual or a groups â€” are not eligible to United States and Canada park area, can be added. Action festival on the Port will participate in the Wingroup. There is no age limit enter the contest. Dirt removed from wet- Angelesâ€™ waterfront. Last yearâ€™s theme was dermere Sand Sculpture for entrants. lands and ponds would creIf your theme is picked World of Classic during the Arts in The winning entry will â€œWonderful ate sledding hills, she said. by a judging committee, you Commissioner Paul will win $100 worth of Port be chosen on the basis of Sports,â€? submitted by Action festival July 27-29 at City Pier and Hollywood McHugh asked who would Angeles Downtown Dollars, creativity, originality and James Shelley of Sequim. Beach. Other past themes: be responsible for the main- which can be used as cash appropriateness to the fesSpectators will be able to â– 2010 â€” Legends of tenance of specialized park at participating merchants. tival. watch as piles of sand come In the case where a win- Science Fiction. areas. Mail your suggested â– 2009 â€” Wonders of to life in intricate forms as Special interest areas, theme, including your ning theme is suggested by the skilled craftspeople do such as the existing dog name, address and phone more than one person, the the World. their work. â– 2008 â€” Great Invenentry with the earliest postpark and BMX trail, will number, to 2012 Sand The sculptures will be tions. continue to be maintained Sculpture Theme, c/o Penin- mark will be declared the â– 2007 â€” Circus Comes judged, and winners will winner. by user groups, with some sula Daily News, P.O. Box receive cash awards. to Town. maintenance by the city, 1330, Port Angeles, WA The annual street fair â– 2006 â€” Fun on the This yearâ€™s contest Vong said. 98362. also features food, live Farm. The redesign does not This yearâ€™s sand sculpEntries must be postâ– 2005 â€” Legends, music, a car show and about include the entire park marked no later than Mon- ture contest is presented by Fantasies and Myths. 50 arts and crafts vendors. area. Windermere Real Estate day, May 7. For more information, â– 2004 â€” Under the Existing ballfields and phone Steve Zenovic of All entries must be and co-sponsored by Penin- Sea. the fairgrounds will not be mailed â€” not hand deliv- sula Daily News and other â– 2003 â€” Fairy Tale Norâ€™wester Rotary at 360affected, with the exception ered â€” and become the local businesses. 417-0501. Characters. of flood mitigation on ball- property of Norâ€™wester fields, she said. Rotary, organizer of the _________ annual festival. Multiple entries are Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. allowed, but each entry 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula must be on a separate piece dailynews.com. of paper and mailed in its
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Briefly . . . The wildflower map includes 317 wildflower viewing areas, including 15 in Washington, on national forest lands. Information can be referenced by specific states, SEATTLE — Washingindividual national forests ton’s National Park Fund and geographic regions. will hold its annual fundThere are 15 sites in raiser auction May 11. Washington on the map, Proceeds from the event including the Mount Ellinor will support programs and Trail in Olympic National events at Mount Rainier Forest. and Olympic and North A narrative for each Cascades national parks. location describes the viewThe event will be at The ing area’s botanical habitat, Mountaineers Program the types of wildflowers Center, 7700 Sand Point that can be found by season Way N.E., Seattle. and recommendations for The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour the best time of year to visit. and silent auction. Information on safety Dinner will be at advisories such as animal 6:30 p.m., followed by a program titled “Gifts in Action habitats, clothing recommendations, insect or plant at Mount Rainier, North cautions, and traffic and Cascades and Olympic parking tips are included. National Parks.” Directions to the site, the The evening concludes closest town and contacts with a live auction. for more information also Individual tickets are are offered. $100 and $125 after The map is part of the April 30. A table for eight is $800 agency’s “Celebrating Wildflowers” website, which or $1,000 after April 30. includes more than 10,000 Tickets can be purchased online at brownpapertickets. plant images and information about the aesthetic, com/event/225005. For more about the fund, recreational, biological, medicinal and economic valvisit wnpf.org. ues of native plants.
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Hoquiam wreck HOQUIAM — A Beaver driver was not hurt after a wreck 45 miles north of Hoquiam, the State Patrol said. Eldred Ronald Simmons, 47, was driving a 2002 Ford F-250 north on U.S. Highway 101 at about 6:17 p.m. Monday when he attempted to pass on the left just as a Tumwater driver, Donald Anthony Weiler, who also was traveling north, tried to make a U-turn in a 1998 Dodge Caravan. The vehicles collided in the southbound lane, the State Patrol said. The wreck is under investigation, and charges are pending, the State Patrol said. Weiler, 48, who suffered a chest injury, and his two passengers were taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Lawrence Edward Weiler, 68, and Christopher Lawrence Weiler, 35, both complained of neck and back pain, the State Patrol said. Simmons, who was traveling alone, was uninjured, according to the State Patrol.
Late winter fun HURRICANE RIDGE — While the snowplay area is shut down and guided snowshoe walks are over for the season, there is still plenty of snow to enjoy at Hurricane Ridge. More snow early last week raised the total snow on the ground to 159 inches. Visitors can still snowshoe on their own, and there are plenty of places to ski, cross-country ski and snowboard. Before traveling to the Ridge, check with the Visitor Center at 360-565-3131 for 24-hour road and snow conditions. While the legal requirement to carry chains expired April 1, staffers at the park recommend having them for traveling in the mountains.
Online flower map OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST — Once all that snow melts, folks will be wanting to head to the mountains to check out wildflowers. To help with that, the U.S. Forest Service has updated its online wildflower map with hundreds of locations in national forests for prime wildflower viewing. The website is at tinyurl. com/cadhqqz.
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Arson at tavern SKYKOMISH — An arson sign has been posted at the remains of the historic Whistling Post tavern in Skykomish, offering a reward for information about the Tuesday morning fire. KIRO-TV reported that a King County investigator believes the fire was set near a cash machine to cover the theft of $3,300.
The unlocked door and a report of a suspicious car leaving the scene led investigators to suspect the fire was set to cover up a burglary, Skykomish Fire Capt. Mike Janasz said. Flames spread quickly through the wood frame building that was built in 1903. A firefighter who suffered a hand burn and smoke inhalation at the blaze is reported in satisfactory condition at a Seattle hospital. News that the fire may have been started by a burglar incensed owner Charlie Brown, who said historic photos and artifacts were lost. “It’s an idiotic thing to do,” he told KOMO-TV. “I mean, take the money and run. We can replace that, but we can’t replace some of the history in this building.”
Training Saturday PORT TOWNSEND — A training in nonviolent direct action will be held at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. The training is part of the 99 percent spring, “a spring filled with action to change the direction of our country from one that favors the few at the expense of the 99 percent.” Attendees will learn the history of nonviolent direct action, especially its effectiveness during the civil rights era, the techniques for successful actions and how it can be applied to today’s issues. The training is sponsored by the Quimper Uni-
tarian Universalist Fellowship Social Justice Committee. Those wishing to participate should register at www.the99spring.com as space is limited and there are materials to download. If you wish to attend but do not have computer access or financial resources to print the guide, phone Dianne Diamond at 360-385-2341. Participants are asked to bring their own sack dinner and a dessert to share.
Book discussion SEQUIM — The Secret Life of Bees, the story of Lily, a girl befriended by three beekeeping sisters in South Carolina in 1964, will be discussed at the Sequim Library on Saturday. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation at 3 p.m. inside the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave. The Secret Life of Bees was written by Sue Monk Kidd and made into a movie in 2008 starring Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo and Jennifer Hudson. It’s about bees, honey and unconditional love. Multiple copies of the book are available at the library. To find out more about the book discussion and other activities for adults, teens and children, phone the library at 360-683-1161 or visit the North Olympic Library System’s website, www.NOLS.org, and click on “Events.” Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press
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Literacy feted in PA program Thursday night Local writer, cheese, wine to be on tap PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — A Celebration of Literacy with cheese, wine and Port Angeles author Matthew Randazzo is planned Thursday. The program will be at 6 p.m. at Renaissance at 401 E. Front St. The program, which is in part- Randazzo nership with Port Book and News — which will provide a door prize — is free and open to the public, with RSVPs appreciated. Proceeds from wine sales will benefit a First Step Family Support literacy program, and donations also will be requested, said Melissa Randazzo, First Step development director. Matthew Randazzo specializes in the history of the underworld. His work has been published by Simon & Schuster and such newspapers as the New York Daily News. Two of his books have been purchased for Hollywood adaptation.
atthew Randazzo specializes in the history of the underworld. His work has been published by Simon & Schuster.
A Celebration of Literacy was inspired by a gift from Doug Whatton and the Whatton Family Trust specifically to fund the Culture of Literacy program at First Step, Melissa Randazzo said. Funds raised at the event will be put toward hiring a coordinator to organize a variety of children’s reading activities such as the summer Stories and Snacks Program, the Books and Backpacks Program and Community Cafes for parents of toddlers and preschoolers. Renaissance offers massage, wellness classes and a small cafe that serves wine, beer, organic coffee, teas and local cuisine. Randazzo also is chairman of the Clallam County Democratic Party, development director for the North Olympic Land Trust and spokesman for the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center in Sequim, as well as the husband of Melissa Randazzo. To RSVP, phone Melissa Randazzo at 360-460-8785.
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What’s cooking on ’12 Kitchen Tour ELEVEN YEARS AGO, Dan and Donna Purnell were visiting friends Andrea and Steve Abercrombie, who live in Langley on Whidbey Island. While the men went golfing, Donna and Andrea went to garage sales. One stop they made was at a bed-and-breakfast inn whose owners were closing the business and moving to Arizona. On the block: the house’s furnishings, including the kitchen stove. But not just any stove — a cream-colored ceramic Wedgewood gas stove that had a covered cooktop and oven, with a wood-burning stove on the side. And Donna loved it. So when the men got back from golfing, they learned that instead of relaxing, the women had other plans for them: They were all going back to the B & B to see the stove. It was still for sale. The price was not cheap, but Andrea knew Donna and the stove were meant to be. “She said, ‘It’s a mustbuy. You have got to buy this stove,’” Dan said. “Of course, we had no kitchen to put it in at that point.” That’s because the Purnells were living in a patio house in Denver. But heeding their friends’ advice, they bought the stove and put it in storage, where it remained for 10 years. Now it’s the centerpiece of the Purnells’ ridge-top cedar home, one of eight stops on this year’s American Association of University Women Kitchen Tour. “The stove was what started the pipe-dreaming about the kitchen and how we would design it,” Dan said. Their Chimacum house,
PORT TOWNSEND NEIGHBOR which they finJackson ished last spring, sits on 15 acres, on land that Don’s father bought in the 1930s. That’s also the decade the Wedgewood stove was built in California. According to an antique-stove website, James Graham started designing and building wood stoves at his foundry in California in the 1880s. After his death in 1902, his sons took over the business, introducing the Wedgewood line in 1910.
‘Deluxe’ model Donna said her Wedgewood was probably a deluxe model of its year, 1935; the wood stove lights from a pilot in the oven, which has a calibrated broiler drawer underneath. Donna cooks on the “speed and simmer” burners, which are now fueled by propane, but uses a modern microwave/confection oven more than the Wedgewood’s. “It’s wonderful for rising bread and rolls,” Dan said. “We also use it as a plate warmer. The pilot light is always on.” When designing her kitchen, Donna picked out a farmhouse apron sink to match the stove, and the builder, Bob Little of Little & Little Construction, recommended quarter-sawn oak for the cabinets. A screen door on the pan-
try was inspired by one Donna saw in a house on Whidbey Island. The doorknob is from Don’s grandparents’ farmhouse. Another find is the chopping block. Don, who was in medical diagnostic sales, bought it when the Purnells lived in Rochester, N.Y., in the 1970s. “I was driving home and saw a sign for tomatoes for sale,” he said. “I stopped and saw these chopping blocks in the garage.” There were three or four of them, Dan said, ranging from huge to small, that belonged to a butcher who had just retired. When Dan asked if he’d sell him one, the man thought a moment, then said, “I’d have to charge $20.” “It’s been in our kitchen ever since,” he said. Dan and Donna are both Northwest natives. Dan’s family moved from Chimacum to Seattle after he was born. He met Donna at Ingram High School in north Seattle. After they married, the couple lived in six places before moving to Durham, N.C., where they stayed for 16 years. Donna worked for Sears, mainly on the retail side, but the last four years on the construction side that remodeled old stores and built new ones, including two in the Denver area. When the couple retired, they returned to Dan’s roots in Chimacum Valley and built the house, which was completed last June. The stove and the story of how the Purnells bought it illustrate the theme of this year’s Kitchen Tour: “A Day in the Country.” Donna, an AAUW mem-
Afghanistan that Dan’s father bought when he worked for construction companies around the world.
Other homes Also on this year’s Kitchen Tour is a home that has a classic Aga stove made in England. It has four ovens, Donna said. The 15th annual AAUW Kitchen Tour is Saturday, April 28, and runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $14 in advance and $18 the day of the tour. You can get your advance tickets in Sequim at Over the Fence; in Port Townsend at Kitchen & Bath Studio, Personalize It, What’s Cookin!; at Kala Point at JENNIFER JACKSON/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Dream City Market & Cafe; in Chimacum at Chimacum Donna Purnell is all smiles about her 1935 Corner Farmstand; and at Wedgewood stove, an impulse buy she made 11 Dana Pointe Interiors in years ago at a house sale on Whidbey Island. Port Ludlow. The tour’s hospitality room and kitchen, which ber who helped select this center will be in the Chimaopens to a wraparound deck. cum Creek Primary School, year’s kitchens, said people Visitors can also tour the who go on the tour realize 313 Ness’ Corner Road, Port ADU (accessory dwelling it’s not just about kitchens, Hadlock. It will be open at unit, or “mother-in-law but about seeing different 9:30 a.m. on tour day. apartment”) over the garage, houses and how people furThe Kitchen Tour is where the Purnells lived for sponsored by AAUW Port nish and landscape them. the five years they were Townsend and the UniverThis year’s tour features building the house. sity Women’s Foundation of eight homes in Chimacum “I cranked out some Jefferson County, a 501(c)(3) Valley and the Tri-Area. pretty incredible meals charitable organization. “It’s going to get people there,” Donna said of the Proceeds fund scholarout in areas they haven’t ADU’s kitchen, which takes ships and educational proseen before,” Donna said. up part of one wall in the grams in East Jefferson “None of these houses can main room. County. been seen from the road.” That kitchen has such Phone 360-379-6454 or If it’s a clear day, the view space-saving features as a visit “Port Townsend Kitchen from the Purnells’ house, of dishwasher that fits under Tour” on Facebook or www. the snow-capped Olympics, the sink and a movable aauwpt.org. alone is worth the trip. work island. ________ The road up to the house The Purnells decorated is not long but narrow, so the unit with vintage finds, Jennifer Jackson writes visitors will park below and including a crate of filled about Port Townsend and Jefferbe shuttled up to the house, Coke bottles from upstate son County every Wednesday. To Donna said. New York, a cider press that contact her with items for this colThe floor plan is open: belonged to Dan’s grandfaumn, phone 360-379-5688 or The entry leads into a great ther and a drum from email email@example.com.
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Death and Memorial Notice MR. RICHARD WHEELER MASON January 2, 1933 April 5, 2012 Richard “Bill” Wheeler Mason, age 79, passed away April 5, 2012, in his Port Angeles home due to complications from mesothelioma. Bill was born January 2, 1933, in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Lloyd and Helen (Wheeler) Mason. He was educated at Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts. He later received training in the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served from 1950 through 1953 as a machinist’s mate second class. Later, he served in the Tennessee National Guard, where he achieved the rank of sergeant first class. He commanded a communications unit that received many top honors. On December 29, 1955, Bill married Myrtle Savage in Knoxville, Tennessee. They had four children and remained married for 10 years. On November 24, 1965, he married Sudie Doughton in Knoxville, Tennessee. The two remained married until his passing. In addition to serving in the U.S. Navy and National Guard, Mr. Mason had many other occupations and interests in his lifetime. His first job was as a paper boy delivering Grit newspapers. As a teenager, he enjoyed working on various farms in the Bernardston, Mas-
Mr. Mason sachusetts, area. In Tennessee, he worked for the University of Tennessee in its power plant department. Bill, Sudie and family moved to Montana in 1966. Bill worked as an inspector for Hartford Steam Boiler insurance company. He also ranched in Montana and relished in the beautiful wild country. In 1975, the family came to Port Angeles. He became a commercial fisherman, and in later years, he, Sudie, his children and grandchildren enjoyed many boating adventures in British Columbia. His last occupation was as a fiction writer. He published 11 books, which reflected many of his own experiences and knowledge gained from his time in the great outdoors. Bill had an avid interest in animals all his life. He loved his pets especially and took great interest in all wildlife. Bill had a keen interest
in music and was quite talented. He learned to play the guitar by ear, as well as sing and play the autoharp. He loved organ music and could dream a whole symphony in his mind. Mr. Mason is survived by his wife, Sudie; sons Clifford James Mason and Frank Lucky Mason; daughters Linda Sue Smith and Janet Aileen Massey; sisters Natalie Barber and her husband, C.B., Brenda Mason and Jackie Pinson; grandchildren Paul Matumeak, Lisa Goodwin, Christopher Smith, Tammy Mason, Bradley Mason and Amanda Mason; and great-grandchildren Kammie, Kassidy, Kenzee, Keyia, Keegan, Alexis, Evan, Gracie, Emily, Brandon, Raquel and Bradley and Amanda’s children. He was preceded in death by parents Lloyd and Helen. A celebration of life will be held at First United Methodist Church, 110 East Seventh Street in Port Angeles, today, April 11, 2012, at 2 p.m. A reception at the church will follow the service. There will be a short service for interment at Ocean View Cemetery, 3127 West 18th Street, for family and close friends today, April 11, at 10:15 a.m. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, 2105 West U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles, WA 98363; or to the charity of your choice.
Remembering a Lifetime
June 19, 1915 March 29, 2012 Juliette Faure Gray was born June 19, 1915, in North Battleford, a small town on the plains of northern Saskatchewan, Canada. She died nearly 97 years later on March 29, 2012, at Sherwood Assisted Living Center in Sequim. Julie’s end came peacefully, with her three children at her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Gray, and is survived by her three children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A woman of decisive opinions, Julie led a full life, emphasized through
Mrs. Gray her strong Catholic faith, devotion to family and a lifetime of service, including her career as a registered nurse. Growing up in a French-speaking family provided a basis for Julie’s broad-ranging interests and the many close friends who lasted
a lifetime. From creating fine petit point designs, to a long tradition of making her own wine, to serving her church in many capacities, she was continually an active participant in her life. An avid card player, Julie was particularly accomplished as a duplicate bridge player, achieving a Silver Life Master award from the American Contract Bridge League. She is interred at Sequim View Cemetery. A memorial Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, at 8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 121 East Maple Street in Sequim. In lieu of flowers, Masses may be offered for Julie or donations given to St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 2114, Sequim, WA 98382.
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Haidee M. Hampton died of age-related causes at her Port Angeles home. She was 97. Her obituary will be published later. Services: Private family services. Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Lake Forest Park, is in
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Edward only thinks it’s Bigfoot OUR HUMANITARIAN ATTEMPT to nurture and sustain the North Olympic Peninsula’s Twilight tourist industry continues. I feel that I’m getting Pat closer to a call Neal or email from Stephenie Meyer any day now. In last week’s episode, Edward was hunting for Bigfoot, the giant apelike creature that has haunted the Peninsula since the beginning of time. In the twilight of dawn, Edward heard a strange sound, like something beating on a tree trunk with a dry piece of wood. This “wood knocking” has been reported by many seasoned Bigfoot researchers who claim
that this is how the creatures communicate. There are other stories of the creature using the sticks to push trees over on unsuspecting victims. All of this underscores the fact that Bigfoot hunting is a hazardous occupation that should be left to experienced professionals. It’s one thing to have a 600pound monster out there in the woods — and quite another to realize it’s trying to nail you with a falling tree. Edward moved closer to the sound of the wood knocking. He opened the valve on his backpack tank of pepper spray, flicked off the safety on his tranquilizer gun and radioed headquarters to get a helicopter with a cargo net ready. Just then, Edward noticed that a tree is falling toward him. Edward assumed he was under attack from the Bigfoot and shot a thick stream of pepper spray into the underbrush.
In the fog, he spotted a large hairy creature and nailed it dead-center with the tranquilizer dart. As the smoke cleared, Edward inched closer to the fallen brute, loading another round into the chamber. Unfortunately, it turned out to be just a logger who had the bad luck of pounding a wedge in the back cut of a tree he was trying to get to fall over. Edward knew that loggers can be ornery brutes, especially if you shoot them and they find out about it. It was just lucky that Edward happened to be a government wildlife biologist If there was one creature the loggers feared more than all the widowmakers and safety inspectors put together, it was the biologist. All a biologist had to do was say he spotted an endangered this or a threatened that, and the logger would be down the road,
Peninsula Voices Biomass particles As an engineer/scientist, I must challenge claims that nanoparticles from biomass burning are harmful. It’s extremely unlikely that this is so. Nanoparticles are minuscule particles found throughout nature. And minuscule they are: 100,000 particles, each a nanometer in wide, could fit on a single human hair. Small indeed, and this is where my concern arises. Namely, small amounts of anything are rarely harmful. Arsenic is an example wherein large amounts are deadly but small amounts can be medicinally beneficial. Dihydrous oxide is a major killer in nature and is a common nanoparticle byproduct of combustion. And, like arsenic, it’s beneficial to all animals in limited quantities. But, when ingested in larger quantities, it becomes very lethal, with death occurring in minutes. Of all of nature’s nanoparticles, dihydrous oxide is perhaps the major threat to life forms on
Earth and causes tens of thousands of human deaths each year. Government authorities recognize that even the best biomass smokestack scrubber can’t remove all nanoparticles, including dihydrous oxide. Thus, they estimate smokestack output, and if it’s at a safe level, it’s deemed acceptable. From what I read, the government feels that the nanoparticle emissions from biomass smokestacks are far below the danger level — at least their permit says so. Summed up, let’s not rush to judgment on something that may be trivial. Like the Y2K/millennium scare of a decade ago, this may be “much to do about nothing,” and we need the jobs. Oh, dihydrous oxide: It’s commonly known as water. Gerald J. Stiles, Sequim
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out of work and lucky to get a job retrieving shopping carts in a supermarket parking lot. Later that day, as the Bigfootsized dose of tranquilizer wore off, the logger started to come around. Eventually, he stumbled to his feet. “Gotnychew?” the logger asked as he steadied himself on a nearby stump. “Biologists! Run for it!” Edward yelled, pointing up the hill. A look of sheer terror came over the logger. His eyes widened in a panic. The logger picked up his saw and disappeared down the hill like a singed grease monkey. Edward was happy that he could get rid of the logger without filling out any forms. He already had enough paperwork just dealing with his biologist expense account, which was fast approaching the budget of a Third World nation.
Edward knew he had to find a Bigfoot before the money ran out. That night at home, Edward confessed all his worst doubts and fears to Bella that he might not be able to find Bigfoot. “What you need to do instead of finding Bigfoot,” Bella said, “is to have Bigfoot find you.” Edward knew Bella was right. After all, the only time he had ever seen the creature was when he had been eating his lunch. He decided to return the site of his original sighting with a big bucket of chicken-fried owl and wait until the creature returned . . . (To be continued)
________ Pat Neal is a fishing guide and “wilderness gossip columnist.” Neal can be reached at 360-683-9867 or email at email@example.com. His column appears here every Wednesday.
READERS’ LETTERS, FAXES AND EMAIL cent of all federal taxes. Tax payments from the top 10 percent financed the infrastructure we all enjoy and depend on — roads, security, education, hospitals, etc. We need to recognize and reward the risk-takers, the job creators, the men and women of productive ability — or we won’t have a world worth living in. Leonard Hirschfeld, Sequim
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erty rights and the right to enjoy the fruits of one’s own labor. The genius behind the American miracle is this: For the first time in history, men came together to create a political/economic structure organized around the principle of protecting the individual from the government, from the state, from Barack Obama’s executive orders. The revolutionary
premise was the primacy of individual freedom; that one’s own life was one’s own. This simple notion unlocked an unprecedented explosion in human creativity and productive genius that has lasted over 200 years and dramatically raised the standard of living for tens of millions of people. The progressive believes that individual rights must
I am a para-educator for the Port Angeles School District, and part of my job is a crossing guard. I want to remind drivers that when we are in the crosswalk, by law you are be subordinated to the to wait until I get on the state, and that the state curb before you cross has the right to expropriate through the crosswalk. your property — in the Also, the speed limit on name of the common good. Lauridsen Boulevard in The progressive claims front of Jefferson School is that capitalists prosper in 20 mph after 7:15 a.m. to an environment that the 3:30 p.m. “rest of us paid for” and, During Christmas therefore, should contribbreak, spring break or days ute even more, while 47 percent pay no taxes at all. when kids are not in school, you can go 30 mph. This is the big lie. Pamela Caldwell, The top 10 percent of all Port Angeles taxpayers pay over 70 per-
Seeking total silence in Port Townsend THE TONE OF blue is the most obvious difference between this house and the rest of the houses on the street. It’s a softer shade, more inviting, less common. I’ve noticed it for years, but recently the blue stopped me in my tracks. With all the rain we’ve been having, it’s like receiving a gift. The house of which I speak is a big blue inn on Clay Street, one of many classics in Port Townsend. She is the storybook shade of a robin’s egg, the blue Goethe was after, I bet, when he described blue as a “contradiction between excitement and repose.” I clapped my hands when I read that line. You could also say the house is the shade of tropical sea, the turquoise on every postcard arriving from Mexico or Hawaii from any number of friends who will do just about anything to
we need done before sunset; turquoise is unbelievably far away. Gray is all there is to our seaboard, you can’t see any further, our days are so completely here, our bleakMary Lou flee so wrapped up with getting est months. through. Sanelli “The gall,” But it’s April, thank God! my friend The first crocus has broken Denise said. “As if any of through the soil. Dreamscapes are resurfacing like the trillium us want to see sunlight turned we cut back to nothing last fall. Sometimes, I admit, I stare at up a notch the postcards longer than I want while we are to, remembering my own visits to forced to flick warmer climates, feeling my on the house lights at four in throat constrict at the thought of the afternoon.” swimming in an ocean again, or any place other than a public I guess she’s right. No one wants to be reminded, pool where the fast swimmers always hog the pool. quite rigidly (though the cards And it’s no surprise that I’ve are meant to convey the oppohad just about enough of the site), that you cannot afford to dream of turquoise if you have to lecherous man (you know who you are!) who stands with his spend the winter in Jefferson outstretched arms resting on the County. Our days are too short to add edge of the pool, not swimming, daydreaming to the list of things just standing, who eyes the
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women as we surface, always making me think of a dog’s overly-eager, unfulfilled attempts to get another, clearly uninterested, dog to play. But what are my choices? No one can swim in Puget Sound. Even in a wet suit, your lips turn blue. Swimming takes me in, literally, figuratively. I’ve come to see it as a connection, as satisfying and lush and sensual and intricate as the kind you have with people. I love it so much I have to do it. It helps me relate to the world better. As soon as I’m beneath the surface, it reminds me of the way I want to feel inside: filled with the thrill of total silence. It’s the only silence anymore, and I need to hear the silence. Do you remember when silence was easier to find? When, say, walking on the beach would ensure it, how, other
than the sound of the waves breaking or the gulls in concert, the anticipation of quiet is what brought you to the shore in the first place. Before cell phones became a way of life, the rest of us forced to listen. In a perfect world, cell phones would not be allowed on the beach.
________ Mary Lou Sanelli, writer, poet and performer, divides her time between Port Townsend and Seattle. She can be emailed via her website, www.marylousanelli. com. Her column normally appears on the first Wednesday of each month, the next installment appearing May 2. Sanelli is performing “The Immigrant’s Table” at Madrona MindBody Institute in Port Townsend on Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. Details are on her website.
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PORT ANGELES â€” The accused killer of a developmentally disabled woman last year planned the death to silence her over a rape, police said. A jailhouse letter intercepted from Kevin Ango Bradfield said he killed Jennifer Pimentel to prevent her from accusing him of rape, according to a supplemental statement of probable cause filed in the case in Clallam County Superior Court. The letter was sent by Bradfield, 22, addressed to a family member in Oregon, court documents said. The new evidence was first reported Tuesday by KOMO-TV in Seattle, which is a news partner of
Pimentel â€” a developmentally disabled woman â€” was 27 when she was strangled to death in October 2011. Her body was found dumped in a wooded area near the Hood Canal Bridge.
Initial claims Exceptional sentence The charge has an exceptional sentence that would give a judge the option of imposing a life sentence should Bradfield be convicted by a jury. His girlfriend, Kendell K. Huether, 25, has been charged with rendering criminal assistance and faces a separate trial next week. Both were longtime friends of the murder victim.
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Bradfield and Huether initially claimed Pimentel had accidentally fallen down some steps in the home and died from a broken neck. They said they panicked and decided to fabricate a story about Pimentel having run off with an unknown man. But upon further questioning, according to court documents, Bradfield later admitted to having strangled Pimentel.
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Memorial tourney slated in Sequim A MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT to honor dearly departed ladies golfers while raising funds for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County will be hosted by The Cedars at Dungeness Lady Niners on Thursday, April 26. Ladies groups from all four Clallam County Michael courses and Carman Clallam County lady golfers are all invited to participate. The Sequim event will honor those lady golfers who have died in the last 10 years, and will also benefit Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County — which provides assistance to patients who need care and their families. Registration is $20, which includes a light lunch. The bulk of this fee will go toward hospice programs. Golf will cost $15 for walking Nine Holes or $25 for golf and cart, and will be paid directly to The Cedars of Dungeness Golf Course. No cash prizes will be awarded but the pro shops of each of the four Clallam golf courses — Dungeness, Peninsula Golf Club in Port Angeles, and Sequim’s Skyridge Golf Course and SunLand Golf & Country Club, will provide awards to first- and second-flight ladies on their own designated hole. These holes will be in honor of ladies from their club who have passed on. Golfers need to have a GHIN number and handicap. Registration is due by April 19. For more information, phone Jan Boyungs at 360-797-1452.
New flavors abound Discovery Bay Golf Club’s Randy White checked in with news of a new restaurant opening up at the club. Rosa’s Delicia Mexicana is the official name of the “just-opened” restaurant at the club located just outside of Port Townsend. Rosa’s, for short, is a family-run eatery that specializes in traditional Mexican recipes She’s no stranger to the area, as her taco van has served customers at the Port Townsend Farmers Market for years. Rosa’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Play begins Thursday Discovery Bay will begin several weeks of nine-hole events on Thursday. Players should arrive at 4:30 p.m. for a 5 p.m. shotgun start. Those without established handicaps are welcome to compete. “This doesn’t mean it is a free-forall for sandbaggers,” White joked. “Much to the contrary. Handicaps set by the golf shop are much more responsive to the nine-hole event, fluctuating down or up each week.” Play is only $11 and the competitions will differ each week. Discovery Bay’s regular Thursday night commercial league will start at the end of April.
Dogs play for free Four-legged friends will play for free at Discovery Bay on Earth Day. Dogs will receive goodie bags when registered with a paying human. Leashes should be worn. For more information on anything Discovery Bay-related, phone the clubhouse at 360-385-0704.
PTGC hosts tourney Port Townsend will host a Spring Scramble and Steak Feed starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The tourney is a blind-draw scramble. TURN
Tough day for baseball PA, Sequim and PT all lose games PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Klahowya scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to earn some breathing room in a close Olympic League baseball game with Port Angeles on Monday at Volunteer Field. The two extra runs held up as the Eagles, ahead just 3-2 in the fifth inning, beat the Roughriders 5-2. Finally, it felt like spring with no game postponements Monday as teams on the North Olympic Peninsula took advantage of the sunny weather. The Riders and Eagles are tied for fourth place with two other teams with 3-3 league records. Port Angeles is 4-4 overall while the Eagles have played no nonleague games. Klahowya’s Dylan Kieffer and Clark Rose combined to hold the Riders to four hits as Kieffer went 6 2/3 innings, striking out six, walking two and giving up the two runs and four hits. Port Angeles starter Cole Uvila (2-1) struggled with control in the first game after spring break, picking up his first loss of the season as he struck out five while issuing five walks. Uvila also gave up three runs on just three hits, going 4 2/3 innings. Klahowya’s Robbie Campos carried the big bt in the game, CHRIS TUCKER/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS going 2 for 3 while blasting a triple and knocking in two runs. Easton Napiontek of Port Angeles lets a high ball go by in an Olympic League game Rose went 2 for 2 while scor- against Klahowya at Volunteer Field in Port Angeles on Monday. ing two runs, stealing a base while the Knights moved up into to 4-4 overall, had 11 hits and no and earning an RBI. third at 4-3, breathing down the errors against the Wolves while Uvila rapped out a double Wolves’ necks. Sequim had just one error in the for the Riders, going 1 for 4. Sequim, meanwhile, will have defensive game. Hitting Statistics Port Angeles played North Campos 2-3, 3B, 2 RBIs; Rose 2-2, 2 R, RBI, another strong challenge on its Fultz went the distance, Mason on Tuesday in a makeup SB,Klahowya: 2 BB. hands when archrival Port striking out five while walking game and next will travel to Port Angeles: Uvila 1-4, 2B. Angeles invades the Wolves’ one in seven innings. archrival Sequim (5-2, 6-4) home field today. Sequim starting pitcher Nick today. Bremerton 1, Johnston scattered seven hits Sequim 0 Klahowya 5, Port Angeles 2 while giving up no runs in 3 2/3 Fourth place Klahowya 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 —5 6 1 BREMERTON — Eli Fultz innings. Port Angeles 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 — 2 4 2 The Roughriders are in fourth scattered eight hits in shutting Matt Noll and Fultz both hit WP- Kieffer; LP- Uvila (2-1) out the Wolves in Olympic place with three other teams at 2 for 3 for the Knights while Ben Pitching Statistics Klahowya: Kieffer 6 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 6 K, 2 BB, HBP; League action Monday. 4-4 after losing 5-2 to Klahowya Merrill went 1 for 2 with an RBI. Rose 1/3 IP. Sequim stayed in second on Monday. Port Angeles: Uvila 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 5 K, 5 BB; Giddings 2 1/3 IP, 2 R, 3 H, K. TURN TO PREPS/B3 Bremerton, which improved place despite the loss at 5-2
M’s run into Darvish-mania Texas rookie shaky at first, rebounds late BY STEPHEN HAWKINS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ARLINGTON, Texas — Ichiro was impressed by Yu Darvish, even after the Japanese ace struggled early in his debut for the Texas Rangers. Ichiro and the Seattle Mariners jumped out to a quick fourrun lead before Darvish settled down and got some help from his powerful offense as the Rangers went on for an 11-5 victory Monday night. “My impression was good, not his pitching but just in general after he was taken out of the game, you saw the crowd did a standing ovation and he didn’t tip his cap,” Ichiro said. “He wasn’t very happy or satisfied with his pitching, and that shows pride. That’s a good mentality, that’s what I liked about him.” After giving up four runs while throwing 42 pitches in the first inning, then allowing another run in the second, Darvish (1-0) later retired 10 in a row while pitching into the sixth. Darvish walked leadoff hitter Chone Figgins on four pitches to start the game before striking out Dustin Ackley. Ichiro then blooped a single just over third base, and Justin
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Texas’ Yu Darvish of Japan winds up to deliver to the Seattle Mariners during Monday’s game in Arlington, Texas. Darvish made his major league appearance in the 11-5 Rangers win. Smoak lined a single to right cheted off the brick backstop before Kyle Seager’s two-run right back to catcher Mike Napoli. single. And the Mariners still couldn’t beat him after jumping Walking in run out to a 4-0 lead before Texas Another walk and an RBI even batted. single by Miguel Olivo reloaded the bases before Munenori Close to knockout Kawasaki, an eight-time AllIt wasn’t the first time SeatStar in Japan who was the only Mariner to previously face Dar- tle manager Eric Wedge watched vish, walked on four pitches and a pitcher give up four firstinning runs and still get a win put Seattle up 4-0. There was also a wild pitch after avoiding being knocked thrown so hard that it rico- out of the game early.
“I’m not crazy about it when it’s against us. We were about to that point,” Wedge said. “They’re going to be careful with him and they had somebody up. We were close to getting that done.” Darvish insisted he had a feeling of calmness when he took the mound for his muchanticipated major league debut. He just had to settle down his big right arm to match how his mind felt. TURN
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Today Baseball: Port Townsend at Olympic, 4:15 p.m.; Port Angeles at Sequim, 4:15 p.m. Softball: Port Townsend at Olympic, 4:15 p.m.; Port Angeles at Sequim, 4:15 p.m. Girls Tennis: Olympic at Port Angeles, 4 p.m.; North Mason at Sequim, 4 p.m.; Kingston at Chimacum-Port Townsend, 4 p.m. Golf: Kingston at Port Townsend, 3 p.m.; Sequim at North Kitsap, 3 p.m.
Thursday Boys Soccer: Port Townsend at Kingston, 6:45 p.m.; North Mason at Port Angeles, 6:45 p.m. Track and Field: Port Angeles and Sequim at Olympic, 3 p.m.; North Kitsap and Kingston at Port Townsend, 3:15 p.m.
Friday Baseball: Sequim at Chimacum, 4 p.m.; Port Townsend at Kingston, 4:15 p.m.; North Kitsap at Port Angeles, 4:15 p.m.; Chief Leschi at Quilcene, 3:45 p.m. Softball: Sequim at Chimacum, 4 p.m.; Port Townsend at Kingston, 4:15 p.m.; North Kitsap at Port Angeles, 4:15 p.m.; Sequim at Chimacum, 4 p.m. Boys Soccer: Chimacum at Olympic, 5:30 p.m. Girls Tennis: Port Angeles at North Kitsap, 4 p.m.; Sequim at Kingston, 4 p.m. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Baseball Rangers 11, Mariners 5 Seattle
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Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis can’t get a glove on a single by Pittsburgh Pirates’ Alex Presley during the seventh inning of their game in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
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3 1 .750 — 2 2 .500 1 1 3 .250 2 1 3 .250 2 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 4 0 1.000 — Chicago 2 2 .500 2 Kansas City 2 2 .500 2 Cleveland 1 3 .250 3 Minnesota 0 4 .000 4 Monday’s Games L.A. Angels 5, Minnesota 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 2 Boston 4, Toronto 2 Texas 11, Seattle 5 Oakland 1, Kansas City 0 Tuesday’s Games Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 2 Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, ppd., rain N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, late. Boston at Toronto, late. Seattle at Texas, late. Kansas City at Oakland, late. Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 9:05 a.m. Boston (Lester 0-0) at Toronto (R.Romero 0-0), 9:37 a.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 0-0) at Detroit (Verlander 0-0), 10:05 a.m. Kansas City (Chen 0-0) at Oakland (McCarthy 0-1), 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 0-0) at Baltimore (Arrieta 1-0), 4:05 p.m. Seattle (Millwood 0-0) at Texas (Lewis 1-0), 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-0) at Minnesota (Pavano 0-1), 5:10 p.m.
Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay at Detroit, 10:05 a.m. L.A. Angels at Minnesota, 10:10 a.m. Seattle at Texas, 11:05 a.m.
National League East Division W L Pct New York 4 0 1.000 Washington 2 2 .500 Miami 2 3 .400 Philadelphia 1 3 .250 Atlanta 0 4 .000 Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 4 1 .800 Houston 3 1 .750 Cincinnati 2 2 .500 Milwaukee 2 2 .500 Pittsburgh 2 2 .500 Chicago 1 3 .250 West Division W L Pct Arizona 3 0 1.000 Los Angeles 4 1 .800 Colorado 1 3 .250 San Diego 1 3 .250 San Francisco 1 3 .250
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Monday’s Games Miami 6, Philadelphia 2 San Francisco 7, Colorado 0 Milwaukee 7, Chicago Cubs 5 St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 1 N.Y. Mets 4, Washington 3 Houston 8, Atlanta 3 Tuesday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 2, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis at Cincinnati, late. Washington at N.Y. Mets, late.
Atlanta at Houston, late. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, late. Arizona at San Diego, late. Today’s Games St. Louis (Garcia 1-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 1-0), 9:35 a.m. Washington (Strasburg 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 0-0), 10:10 a.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-0), 11:20 a.m. Arizona (Saunders 0-0) at San Diego (Luebke 0-1), 3:35 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 0-1) at Philadelphia (Halladay 1-0), 4:05 p.m. Atlanta (Delgado 0-0) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 0-0), 5:05 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1) at Colorado (Guthrie 1-0), 5:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (Bedard 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Cincinnati at Washington, 10:05 a.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 11:20 a.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 12:10 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.
Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 32 24 .571 — New York 29 27 .518 3 Philadelphia 29 27 .518 3 New Jersey 21 37 .362 12 Toronto 20 38 .345 13
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Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami 40 15 .727 Atlanta 34 23 .596 Orlando 34 23 .596 Washington 13 44 .228 Charlotte 7 48 .127 Central Division W L Pct x-Chicago 43 14 .754 Indiana 35 22 .614 Milwaukee 28 29 .491 Detroit 21 36 .368 Cleveland 18 36 .333 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio 40 15 .727 Memphis 33 23 .589 Houston 32 25 .561 Dallas 31 26 .544 New Orleans 15 42 .263 Northwest Division W L Pct y-Oklahoma City 42 15 .737 Denver 31 26 .544 Utah 30 28 .517 Portland 27 31 .466 Minnesota 25 33 .431 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Lakers 36 22 .621 L.A. Clippers 34 23 .596 Phoenix 30 27 .526 Golden State 22 34 .393 Sacramento 19 38 .333 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division
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Mariners: Texas fans love rookie Darvish CONTINUED FROM B1 land and Josh Hamilton both went deep in the fourth to give “Mentally, I was very calm, but Darvish an 8-5 lead. Ian Kinsler added a three-run my body felt like it wanted to go and go and go,” Darvish said blast in the eighth. Darvish was Japan’s top through his translator. pitcher before the Rangers com“At the beginning of the game, mitted more than $107 million to my mind and my body kind of acquire him, including his guaranweren’t on the same page. teed $56 million, six-year contract. “It was pretty much a battle all Despite the early struggles in night. Just knowing my offense, if his first start, the 25-year-old I could string those zeroes right-hander is undefeated in together, they would answer for Texas. me.” “Going through warmups and Nelson Cruz hit a three-run everything, he felt fine,” said Naphomer in the third for Texas to tie oli, sporting a “Yu is my Homeboy” the game at 5, then Mitch More- T-shirt after the game.
“He got out there and was overamped. I don’t think he was scared, he was excited to be out there.” When manager Ron Washington replaced Darvish with Alexi Ogando — who struck out Smoak to end that inning — Darvish got a loud ovation from the crowd that was also chanting “Yuuuuuuu!” as he walked to the dugout without acknowledging the cheers. Darvish, who struck out five and walked four while throwing 59 of 110 pitches for strikes, called it moving to get that kind of reaction after his tough performance. He said he wasn’t aware it was
customary to tip his cap to the crowd. “I guess we’ll tell him,” Napoli said with a smile. Seattle starter Hector Noesi (0-1) only made it into the fourth. The right-hander was gone after Napoli drew a leadoff walk and Moreland followed by pulling a 382-foot homer down the rightfield line for a 7-5 lead. Noesi struck out three and walked three and gave up six hits in his three-plus innings. Michael Young and Cruz had consecutive two-out RBI singles in the first off Noesi, but Seattle got another run in the second when
Ichiro doubled and scored on a double by Seager. Erasmo Ramirez made his major league debut with three innings after he replaced Noesi. Ramirez allowed only one run, on Hamilton’s homer to center. Notes: Ogando, a 13-game winner and All-Star as a starter last season, went 1 1/3 innings. He has appeared in three of four games, with 3 1/3 scoreless innings. Neftali Feliz, the Rangers’ closer-turned-starter, made his first start Tuesday night against Seattle.
the program will depend on the number of children signing up for it. “We will have teams for as many kids as I can get,” Williams said. Williams said she hopes to get special-needs children and teams coming from Port Townsend and Port Angeles, and anywhere else on the Peninsula, in addition to Sequim. Williams said she also hopes that business sponsors will step up to help pay for the program. For more information or to sign up, show up at the Little League fields Saturday, or call Williams at 360-681-2745, call or
text her at 360-808-8563, or email her at kimandgarin @hotmail.com.
All state fishing regulations apply with maximum of five fish per day and no size limit. The event is presented by the Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishers, Olympic Kiwanis, Albertsons, Evergreen Meats and Bob and Debbie Petty.
Briefly . . . sign-ups this Saturday during opening-day ceremonies at the Sequim Little League fields at James Standard Park in Sequim from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Depending on the disability of the child signing up, there will be SEQUIM — A youth baseball a peer-buddy program of Little league for special-needs children League players or anyone else ages 5 to 18 (high school special- ages 10 to 20 to assist some of needs youth can be up to 21 the special-needs players on the years of age) is being put field. together by Sequim Little League Parents won’t be allowed on for all North Olympic Peninsula the field with their children. special-needs children. “We want the parents sitting The program is free. in the stands, cheering,” program The new program, called director Kim Williams said. Challenger Division through “It’s going to be pretty cool.” Sequim Little League, will have How many teams will be in
Baseball for special-needs children slated
Kids fishing derby PORT ANGELES — The annual Lincoln Park Kids Fishing Derby will be held at Lincoln Park Ponds on Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; fish measuring will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and the prize ceremony will start at 10:45 a.m. The event is free for children ages 5-14. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Hole in one carded PORT ANGELES — Gerald Petersen notched his second career hole-in-one with his 7-iron on the 157-yard fourth hole at Peninsula Golf Club. The shot was witnessed by Steve Main, Larry Aillaud and Brian Duncan. Peninsula Daily News
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Preps: PA, Sequim softball teams roll along CONTINUED FROM B1
RBIs, Cox scored twice and went 3 for 4 for the day. Mariah Frazier slugged out a double and had three RBIs while Hannah Wahto earned a double with two RBIs, scoring twice and getting hit by two pitches. Steinman, and Maddy Hinrichs scored three times each.
Brett Wright went 1 for 2 and walked for Sequim while teammate Jon Donahue hit a pinch-hit single. Bremerton 1, Sequim 0 Sequim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 â€”0 8 1 Bremerton 0 0 0 0 1 0 x â€” 1 11 0 WP- Fultz; LP- Hudson Pitching Statistics Sequim: Johnston 3 2/3 IP, 0 R, 7 H, BB; Hudson 2 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, BB. Bremerton: Fultz 7 IP, 8 H, BB, 5 K, 0 R. Hitting Statistics Sequim: Wright 1-2, BB; Donahue PH 1B. Bremerton: Noll 2-3, Fultz 2-3, Merrill 1-2, RBI.
Port Angeles 15, Klahowya 1, 5 innings Klahowya 0 0 0 1 0 â€” 1 5 2 Port Angeles 9 4 2 0 x â€” 15 14 1 WP- Curtis (3-0) Pitching Statistics Port Angeles: Curtins 4 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 K, 0 BB; Steinman 1 IP, 0 R, K, 2 BB. Hitting Statistics Port Angeles: Cox 3-4, grand slam, 4 RBIs, 2 R; Wahto 2-2, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 HBP, 2 R; Steinman 2-2, 3 R, BB, HBP; Frazier 2-2, 2B, 3 RBIs, R; Holcomb 2-3, 2B, RBI, R; Hinrichs 2-3, 3 R.
Eatonville 9, Port Townsend 4 PORT TOWNSEND â€” The Redskins didnâ€™t give up, scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh in the nonleague game Monday. Cody Russell went the distance on the mound for Port Townsend, allowing just three earned runs while striking out eight in seven innings. The Redskins, 1-6 in the Olympic League, are now 2-8 overall. Devon Courtney ripped a two-RBI double in the seventh inning while Sean Dwyer hit two doubles in the game, going 2 for 4. The Redskins next play at Olympic today. Eatonville 9, Port Townsend 4 Eatonville 1 0 4 0 1 0 3 â€”9 9 1 Port Townsend 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 â€” 4 10 6 LP- Russell Pitching Statistics Eatonville: Not available. Port Townsend: Russell 7 IP, 3 ER,8 K. Hitting Statistics Eatonville: Bollen 3-3, HR, 2 2B, 3 R, 2 RBIs; Gray 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBIs; Keefer RBI. Port Townsend: Courtney 1-3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Charlton 1-2, R, RBI; Dwyer 2-4, 2 2B; King 1-2, R; Cain 1-2, R.
Sequim 13, Bremerton 0 CHRIS TUCKER/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Cole Uvila of Port Angeles, left, tags Klahowyaâ€™s Bubba Olson at Volunteer Field in Port Angeles.
Softball Port Angeles 15, Klahowya 1 PORT ANGELES â€” The undefeated Roughriders jumped on the Eagles for nine runs in the first inning and never looked back in the five-inning Olympic League game Monday. The Riders, 5-0 in league and overall, travel today to defending state champion Sequim (4-0, 4-0) in the first meeting this year of the powerhouse archrival programs. The Wolves pounded Bremerton 13-0 on Monday
to set the table for todayâ€™s showcase game. Port Angeles played always-tough North Mason in a makeup league game at Belfair on Tuesday, results not available by press time. Lauren Curtis (3-0) gave up one run in fourth innings to pick up the win against Klahowya while Sarah Steinman pitched the final inning. The two throwers combined for a five-hitter. Kearsten Cox led the Riders at the plate with a two-out, grand slam over the left-field wall in the first inning. Along with the four
BREMERTON â€” The Wolves, still undefeated all of last year and so far this season, improved to 4-0 with the six-inning Olympic League victory Monday. Sequim is putting that perfect record on the line today against archrival Port Angeles (5-0, 5-0) at home. Against the Knights, the Wolves were ahead 4-0 through five innings but exploded for nine runs in the sixth to put the game away. Makayla Bentz gave up just three hits in the shutout victory, fanning four and walking two. Rylleigh Zbaraschuk carried the big stick, pounding out a home run and a triple while knocking in three runs while scoring a run and going 2 for 5.
Hannah Grubb went 3 The Riders next had a for 5 with a triple and two makeup match at North RBIs while Columbia Mason on Tuesday. Haupt brought home two base runners. Port Angeles 6, Chimacum/PT 1 Sequim 13, Bremerton 0, 6 innings Sequim 0 1 3 0 0 9 â€” 13 19 1 Bremerton 0 0 0 0 0 0 â€” 0 3 7 WP- Bentz; LP- Pratt Pitching Statistics Sequim: Bentz 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 K, 2 BB. Hitting Statistics Sequim: Montelius 2-4, 2B; Zbaraschuk 2-5, HR, 3B, 3 RBIs; Briones 4-5; Bentz 2-4; Besand 2-5, RBI; Clift 2-4; Grubb 3-5, 3B, 2 RBIs.
Girls Tennis Port Angeles 6, Chimacum/PT 1 CHIMACUM â€” The Roughriders lost just one match in easily winning the Olympic League competition Monday. â€œI was wondering how we would respond after a week off and we came out ready to play,â€? Port Angeles coach Brian Gundersen said. Gundersen singled out Kyrie Reyes at No. 2 singles as the player of the match after she defeated Justina Sutherland 6-0, 6-0. â€œKyrie had a game-plan from the frist game and executed it very well,â€? Gundersen said. The Riders swept singles as Caylie Cook won at No. 1 by beating Mary Jane Richardson 6-1, 6-0, and Callie Peet beat Rachel Maki 6-1, 7-5 at No. 3 singles. Port Angeles won three of the four doubles matches as Danielle Rutherford and Shayla Bohman teamed up to beat Sienna Madary and Olivia Baird 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1.
Match Report Singles No. 1 : Caylie Cook, PA, def. Mary Jane Richardson 6-1, 6-0. No. 2: Kyrie Reyes PA, def. Justina Sutherland 6-0, 6-0. No. 3: Callie Peet, PA, def. Rachel Maki 6-1, 7-5. Doubles No. 1: Danielle Rutherford-Shayla Bohman, PA, def. Sienna Madary-Olivia Baird 6-1, 6-3. No. 3: Lissy Moriary-Kelsey Coffman, PA, def. Sarah Allen-Lauren Thacker 6-0, 6-1. No. 4: Krissy Marvelle-Bradi McFarlen, PA, def. Hannah Welch-Frances Sheldon-Oâ€™Neil, 6-4, 6-3.
Sequim 6, Bremerton 1 SEQUIM â€” The Wolves won everything except No. 1 singles to improve to 4-0 in the Olympic League and 4-1 overall Monday. Sequim won two singles matches as Hillary Smith won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 and Tenisha Powless took No. 3 by a score of 6-1, 6-3. The Wolves swept doubles with Stacy Hanson and Katrina Chan leading the way with a 6,1, 6-1 victory over Valerie Ebbay and Trisha Pallarco at No. 1. At No. 2, Melanie Guan and Hanna Gauthun won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2. Sequim 6, Bremerton 1 Match Report Singles No. 1: Bre Casias, B, def. Anna Prorok 6-2, 6-1. No. 2: Hillary Smith, S, def. Alexis Eckstrom 6-1, 6-1. No. 3: Tenisha Powless, S, def. Jayne Thompson 6-1, 6-3. Doubles No. 1: Stacy Hanson-Katrina Chan, S, def. Valerie Ebbay-Trisha Pallarco 6-1, 6-1. No. 2: Melanie Guan-Hanna Gauthun, S, def. Alyssa Membrere-Leah Straut 6-0, 6-2. No. 3: Elizabeth Shore-Jessica Defilippo, S, def. Laura Henderson-Serenity Huntwork 6-2, 6-2. No. 4: Maggie Christie-Callie Norman, S, def. Hannah Bradley-Ilene Winkley 6-2, 6-3.
Carman: SkyRidge hosts 2012 spring opener Sponsor/play in event A benefit tournament to support the Sequim High School class of 2012 â€œsafe and sober Grad Night Partyâ€? will be held at Sequimâ€™s SunLand Golf & Country Club on Saturday, April 21. The four-man scramble event will have a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $65 per person. If you want to help the cause but would rather not play, there are three levels of sponsorship available: Gold for $500, Silver for $250 and Bronze for a flat donation. If you are playing or sponsoring, make checks payable to: Sequim Education Foundation in care of Jo Anne Estes, P.O. Box 1813, Sequim, WA 98382.
ESPN Best Ball SunLand will host an ESPN Best Ball Qualifier on Saturday, April 28. Entry is $45, including greens fees. Players must have a GHIN handicap. For more information, phone SunLandâ€™s Tyler Sweet at 360-683-6800. Also, SunLand is offering a $34.95 golf and cart special for the public on
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