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PT Paper appealing landfill permit denial BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Paper Corp. has appealed the Jefferson County Public Health Department’s denial of the company’s inert landfill permit renewal. The mill requested an inert permit against the advice of Dr. Tom Locke, public health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties, and the state Department of Ecology to instead seek the more environmentally stringent lim-
ited-purpose landfill — or LPL — “The health officer, with the full support of the Department of designation. Ecology, granted inert permits for the past eight years,” said Port Hearing within 30 days Townsend Paper President Roger The county denied the permit Loney in a statement. extension Oct. 17. The paper com“We seek to continue this stapany appealed the denial Monday. tus because the wastes we generThe county now must conduct ate have not changed, the landfill a hearing that will take place hasn’t changed, and the regulabetween five and 30 days from the tions haven’t changed,” Loney date of the appeal. said. That hearing has yet to be “For these reasons, PTPC has scheduled, said Jefferson County filed for an appeal of the health Environmental Officer Pinky officer’s decision.” Feria Mingo. The appeal to the county, writ-
Forks to get federal help in fire probe
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The Port Townsend Paper Corp. is maintaining that nothing has changed in the way it generates its waste. ten by attorney Leslie Nellermoe, said the waste generated by the mill should continue its classification as inert because “Jefferson County and the Department of
Ecology have been disingenuous at best or acted arbitrarily or capriciously at worst during the negotiations over this permit. TURN
Is The Palace a haunted hotel?
ATF investigators to sift through ashes for cause BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
FORKS — Federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators are expected to begin today to sift through the charred rubble of the former International Order of Odd Fellows hall in the heart of downtown. Their goal, Clallam County Fire District No. 1 Chief Phil Arbeiter said Tuesday, is to determine the cause of an early Monday blaze that destroyed the historic building and a former Twilight-seriesthemed store next door that was once the site of a decades-old pharmacy. The fire, which was reported at 3:45 a.m. Monday and was under control by about 6 a.m., began in the Odd Fellows hall, Arbeiter said Tuesday.
Federal agents arriving Arbeiter said four ATF agents were scheduled to arrive late Tuesday afternoon and set up their equipment before beginning their on-site inspection this morning and finishing it this afternoon. They will tiptoe through the remains of the IOOF hall at 35 N. Forks Ave. and a single-story building at 61 N. Forks Ave. that had been home to the Dazzled by Twilight souvenir store, which over nine decades also was occupied by Olympic Pharmacy and, more recently, Fern Gallery. “They are there to determine what the actual cause was, and that includes everything, to rule out all possibilities at what could have started it,” Arbeiter said. TURN
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Cheryl Heller, housekeeping manager at The Palace Hotel, dusts the portrait of the Lady in Blue, one of many ghosts she says mingle with the guests at the venerable Port Townsend inn.
Make no bones about it! BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Forks City Attorney Rod Fleck, front, looks over the fire scene Tuesday with insurance representative Roger Neal.
PORT TOWNSEND — A loose coalition of ghosts that occupy The Palace Hotel is a benevolent group that is not out to haunt any guests, according to a woman who said she has spoken to ghosts as she cleaned the hotel’s rooms over the past 18 years. “This is the warmest, friendliest place that I’ve ever been in,” said housekeeping manager Cheryl Heller. “If you come here, you might get touched by a ghost and it will startle you, but I don’t want people to think
this is a scary place,” she said. Heller said she has seen and interacted with many ghosts. There is a small boy named Adam — she knows his name because he told her — and a lady in a Victorian dress “who I saw at the top of the stairs, but she didn’t come down the stairs; she walked into a wall.”
An annual apparition There is the ghost of a former housekeeper who has appeared on the date of her death and a monk who pines away for one of the prosti-
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Newsmakers Celebrity scoop ■ By The Associated Press
Actor Furlong arrested at L.A. airport AUTHORITIES SAID ACTOR Edward Furlong has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of domestic violence. Airport police said the star of “Terminator 2” and “American History X” was arrested after officers responded to Furlong an arrival area late Monday. He was booked on suspicion of felony domestic violence involving a spouse or girlfriend. Police did not identify the person whom Furlong allegedly injured. The actor’s divorce from estranged wife Rachael Kneeland is pending. Jail records show the 35-year-old was being held on $50,000 bail.
His father’s works Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is donating papers belonging to his late father, the poet Cecil Day-Lewis, to London’s Oxford University. The archive, which fills 54 boxes, includes early drafts of the poet’s work, as well as letters from actor John Gielgud and famous literary figures such as W.H.
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Uggie, a Jack Russell terrier who stars in the Oscar-winning film “The Artist,” holds a copy of his memoir, Uggie: The Artist: My Story, at an event in London on Tuesday. The four-legged actor now is taking on the literary world — with a little human help. The book explains his rise from humble beginnings to being one of the most recognized canines in the world.
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS PENINSULA POLL MONDAY’S QUESTION: Are you dressing up in costume for Halloween this year? Yes
Undecided 2.8% Auden, Robert Graves and Philip Larkin. Daniel Day-Lewis stars this year in the film “Lincoln,” about the assassinated U.S. president. He and his sister, Tamasin, said Tuesday they are
thrilled their father’s papers will be housed at Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries. Cecil Day-Lewis, who studied classics and became poetry professor at Oxford, was appointed U.K. poet laureate in 1968. He died in ’72.
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CORDELIA EDVARDSON, 83, a Holocaust survivor and award-winning Swedish journalist who reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for three decades, has died in Stockholm. Ms. Edvardson was the Jerusalem correspondent for Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet from 1977 to 2006 and later worked as a columnist for the paper. The daily said Ms. Edvardson died Monday after an undisclosed illness. She was born in Munich, Germany, in 1929. Her father was Jewish, and though she was raised Catholic, the Nazis regarded her as a Jew and sent her to concentration camps in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. She described her experiences in a 1984 autobiography for which she won the German GeschwisterScholl literary award. Ms. Edvardson moved to Sweden after the war and started her career in journalism, winning several awards for her work.
_________ BETTY ANNE WARD MCCASKILL, 84, the mother of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and a political trailblazer in her
own right, died Monday at her home in St. Louis after a long struggle with heart and kidney Mrs. McCaskill in 2006 problems, the senator said. The first-time senator said Saturday that her mother suffered from acute cardio-renal failure and had lost consciousness at several points in recent days. Long before her daughter entered Missouri politics, Mrs. McCaskill had made her own mark in Democratic circles. In 1970, she was appointed to the Missouri Commission on the Status of Women, which evaluated the opportunities for women in Missouri government, education
and business. The next year, she became the first woman elected to the Columbia, Mo., City Council. She also once served as president for the trustees of William Woods University in Fulton, her alma mater. She ran unsuccessfully for the state House in 1978 against Republican Leroy Blunt, whose son Roy Blunt now serves as Missouri’s other U.S. senator. She later began a career as a financial consultant for Waddell and Reed in Kansas City, Mo., after her husband, Bill, became ill. In 2004, she helped her daughter’s unsuccessful bid for governor by providing personal testimonies about the rising cost of medical care.
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case of enemy attack. Civil Defense Director Consolidation of three D.F. “Frosty” Clare and CD Pacific Northwest pulp comSupply and Fiscal Officer panies into a new company Bob Fleming said cash must named Rayonier Inc. was approved by stockholders of be used for rationed grocery the Rainier Pulp and Paper purchases because checks Co., Grays Harbor Pulp and and credit purchases could Paper Co. and Olympic For- go uncashed since the large cash reserves backing them est Products Co. up are in prime targets The new company will across the nation. have a capitalization of Both emphasized that 626,204 shares of $2 dividend cumulative convertible, food would be scarce due to $25 par preferred stock and the Peninsula’s isolation and possible influx of 38,000 963,872 shares of $1 par evacuees from other areas. common stock with aggregate valuation of about 1987 (25 years ago) $50 million. Directors of Rayonier Two Labrador retrievers have been selected from the were rescued off the face of boards of the predecessor a 250-foot bluff east of Port Seen Around companies. Angeles. Peninsula snapshots E.M. Mills will be presiSamantha and Amanda, dent, and J.D. Zellerbach will both 9 months old, disapRAINBOW IN THE be executive vice president. peared from their home and eastern sky at sundown weren’t seen until two days Monday with a shower fallLaugh Lines 1962 (50 years ago) later, perched on a narrow ing and a full moon rising ledge about 40 feet from the ... Civil Defense officers HOME SALES ARE top of the bluff overlooking warned local grocers and up. That’s certainly good WANTED! “Seen Around” the Strait of Juan de Fuca. county Welfare and Relanews. Do you know the items. Send them to PDN News A neighbor rappelled tions Board members at a most expensive home for Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles down the bluff to rescue the meeting at the Clallam sale in the country right WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or two Labs and returned them County Courthouse in Port now? The White House. email news@peninsuladailynews. Angeles of what to expect in to their grateful owner. Jay Leno com.
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2012. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany. On this date: ■ In 1795, English poet John Keats was born in London. ■ In 1864, Nevada became the 36th state. ■ In 1887, Nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek was born in Zhejiang Province. ■ In 1926, magician Harry
Houdini died in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix. ■ In 1941, the Navy destroyer USS Reuben James was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Iceland with the loss of some 100 lives, even though the United States had not yet entered World War II. ■ In 1959, a former U.S. Marine showed up at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to declare he was renouncing his American citizenship so he could live in the Soviet Union. His name: Lee Harvey Oswald. ■ In 1961, the body of Josef Stalin was removed from Lenin’s Tomb as part of the Soviet Union’s “de-Stalinization” drive.
■ In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruitful peace negotiations. ■ In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two Sikh security guards. ■ In 1992, Pope John Paul II formally proclaimed that the Roman Catholic Church had erred in condemning the astronomer Galileo for holding that the Earth was not the center of the universe. ■ In 1994, a Chicago-bound American Eagle ATR-72 crashed in northern Indiana, killing all 68 people aboard. ■ In 1999, EgyptAir Flight 990, bound from New York to
Cairo, crashed off the Massachusetts coast, killing all 217 people aboard. ■ Ten years ago: Authorities charged the two Washington sniper suspects with murder in a Louisiana attack that came just two days after a similar slaying in Alabama. ■ Five years ago: Three lead defendants in the 2004 Madrid train bombings were found guilty of mass murder and other charges, but four other top suspects were convicted on lesser charges, and an accused ringleader was completely acquitted in the attacks that killed 191 people. ■ One year ago: The United Nations marked the world’s population surpassing 7 billion.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Teen charged as an adult in girl’s slaying GOLDEN, Colo. — Prosecutors said a teenager who allegedly confessed to killing a 10-year-old Colorado girl and attacking a runner also sexually assaulted the girl. Seventeenyear-old Austin Sigg was charged as an adult with 17 counts in both cases Tuesday. They include four murder charges, including one Sigg for both murder and sexual assault. Sigg didn’t speak during the brief court hearing in Golden and didn’t look at his relatives in the audience. Eight relatives of Jessica Ridgeway of Westminster also watched proceedings, including her mother. Each wore purple, Jessica’s favorite color. Defense attorneys anticipate asking the judge to send the case to juvenile court. If convicted as an adult, Sigg faces up to life in prison. Prosecutors said Sigg acted alone in kidnapping, robbing and sexually assaulting Jessica. The robbery charge involved Jessica’s backpack and water bottle, which were found three days after she disappeared while walking to school Oct. 5.
U.S. home prices rise WASHINGTON — Home prices rose in August in nearly all U.S. cities, and many of the markets hit hardest during the crisis are starting to show sustained gains. The Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller index reported Tuesday that national home prices rose 2 percent in August compared with the same month a year ago. It’s the third straight increase and a faster pace than in July. Prices in Phoenix were 18.8 percent higher than a year ago. Home values in Tampa and Miami also posted solid gains. Seattle was the only city to report a monthly decline. Still, prices there fell just 0.1 percent in August from July and are 3.4 percent higher than a year ago.
UPS: Shipping to jump NEW YORK — Shopping giant United Parcel Service said holiday shipping will jump 10 percent as consumers increasingly turn online to buy gifts for the season. The company estimates that it will handle 527 million packages in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. On its busiest day, Dec. 20, the shipping firm forecasts delivering 28 million packages, or nearly twice the amount handled on a normal day. That’s a spot of good news for a company considered to be a bellwether of the global economy because it handles so many business transactions. The Associated Press
Briefly: World unnecessarily treated for a cancer that would never have threatened their lives. The expert panel was commissioned by Cancer Research U.K. and Britain’s department of health and analyzed evidence BEIJING — Chinese Muslim from 11 trials in Canada, Sweseparatists from the northwest den, Great Britain and the U.S. region of Xinjiang are battling In Britain, mammograms are Syrian government forces alongusually offered to women aged side al-Qaida and other extrem50 to 70 every three years as ist groups, an official Chinese part of the state-funded breastnewspaper reported Monday. Radicals among China’s eth- cancer-screening program. Scientists said the British nic Turkic Uighur minority program saves about 1,300 have been going to Syria since May to join the fighting on trips women every year from dying of organized by groups opposed to breast cancer while about 4,000 Beijing’s rule over Xinjiang, the women are overdiagnosed. “It’s clear that screening Global Times said Monday. saves lives,” said Harpal Kumar, Citing unidentified Chinese chief executive of Cancer anti-terrorism authorities, it Research U.K. “But some cansaid the groups were funding cers will be treated that would their activities through drug and gun trafficking, kidnapping never have caused any harm.” and robbery, and training “sep2 British soldiers killed aratists, criminals and terrorists” who had fled Xinjiang. KABUL, Afghanistan — A While foreign jihadists have man in an Afghan police unijoined in the 19-month-long form shot and killed two British Syria conflict that has killed soldiers at a checkpoint in more than 35,000 people, the southern Afghanistan on Tuespresence of fighters from China day, military officials said. has not been previously The assault appeared to be reported. the latest in a string of insider attacks that threaten the partMammogram study nership between international troops and the Afghan forces LONDON — Breast-cancer screening for women older than they are trying to train A statement from the NATO 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, military coalition said only that the assailant was wearing a confirming findings in the U.S. police uniform, leaving open the But that screening comes possibility that the attacker was with a cost: The review found a militant who was posing as a that for every life saved, about three other women were overdi- policeman. agnosed, meaning they were The Associated Press
China Muslims reportedly join with al-Qaida
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Lauren Spink stands in front of her storm-damaged home in South Kingstown, R.I., on Tuesday after superstorm Sandy cut large swaths of damage across the Northeast.
Superstorm could be among costliest ever Tab: $50 billion and counting THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to 39, many of the victims killed by falling trees. The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm hit with hurricane-force winds of 80 mph, was unclear. “Our teams are moving as fast as they can,” Gov. Chris Christie said. “The devastation on the Jersey Shore is some of the worst we’ve ever seen.” More than 8.2 million people across the East were without power. Airlines canceled more than 15,000 flights around the
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world, and it could be days before the mess is untangled. Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in property damage and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in the U.S., according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm.
14-foot surge in Manhattan Lower Manhattan, which includes Wall Street, was among the hardest-hit areas after the storm sent a nearly 14-foot surge of seawater, a record, coursing over its seawalls and highways. Water cascaded into the gaping, unfinished construction pit at the World Trade Center. A huge fire destroyed as many as 100 houses in a flooded beachfront neighborhood in Queens on Tuesday, forcing firefighters to
undertake daring rescues. Three people were injured. New York University’s Tisch Hospital evacuated 200 patients after its backup generator failed. About 20 babies from the neonatal intensive care unit were carried down staircases and given battery-powered respirators. A construction crane that collapsed in the high winds Monday still dangled precariously 74 floors above the streets of midtown Manhattan. Around midday, Sandy was about 120 miles east of Pittsburgh, pushing westward with winds of 45 mph, and was expected to make a turn into New York State on Tuesday night. Although weakening as it goes, the storm will continue to bring heavy rain and flooding, said Daniel Brown of the National Hurricane Center. In a measure of the storm’s immense size and power, waves on southern Lake Michigan rose to a record-tying 20.3 feet. In Portland, Maine, gusts topping 60 mph prompted officials to close the port.
Campaigns regroup during lull THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Suddenly, after months of confusing fingerpointing, the presidential candidates are getting walloped by an all-too-tangible October surprise. Superstorm Sandy threw cold water on the campaign bickering just as President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney were charging into a final week of man-made rancor. “It’s sort of like Mother Nature is intervening and calling a timeout,” said historian and presidential biographer Douglas Brinkley. Obama canceled his campaign appearances from Monday at least through today but is staying in the public eye as commander of federal relief efforts. He visited the American Red Cross headquarters Tuesday and travels to New Jersey today to view damage and comfort people recovering from the storm. Romney wavered in his strat-
“It’s sort of like Mother Nature is invervening and calling a timeout.” DOUGLAS BRINKLEY Presidential biographer egy. First, the campaign said he would skip a Kettering, Ohio, rally Tuesday out of sympathy for the storm victims. Then Romney decided to do the event but recast it as a storm-relief effort. “It’s part of the American spirit, the American way, to give to people in need,” Romney told supporters who lined up to hand him canned food for storm victims. Romney planned three campaign events today in Florida.
Political impact unknown The storm’s political impact is still unknown. Parts of four states seen as pivotal to this election were hit — North Carolina, Vir-
ginia, Ohio and New Hampshire. Though rapid-fire campaign ads continue apace, Brinkley, a Rice University professor, predicted that the presidential race’s less-strident tone will continue through its remaining week. For Obama, the federal response to the natural disaster could make or break his bid for a second term. Romney risks losing momentum. Republican pollster and strategist Mike McKenna, who doesn’t work for the Romney campaign, said, “It helps the Obama guys catch their breath a little bit and think about what to do next.” McKenna said Romney shouldn’t take much time off. “If I were Romney, I’d be in Colorado and Michigan and Wisconsin,” McKenna said. “Start off with a prayer for the people in New York and New Jersey, definitely do that, but don’t stop attacking. Try to keep your momentum through this.”
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West: 12-year-old on trial for killing his neo-Nazi father
Nation: National monument to military dogs is coming
World: Bolivia radio host attacked while on the air
World: Iran, Israel rivalry signs seen in Sudan blast
NEARLY TWO YEARS after a neoNazi leader was shot while sleeping on his sofa, his son, who was 10 at the time, went on trial Tuesday for murder in Riverside, Calif. The victim, Jeff Hall, was an out-ofwork plumber who as regional leader of the National Socialist Movement headed rallies at a synagogue and day labor site. In opening statements in Juvenile Court, Riverside County prosecutor Michael Soccio said the now-12-year-old boy wanted to kill his father because of a history of domestic violence. violence Soccio said the boy told his younger sister the day before the May 2011 killing that he planned to shoot their father.
THE FIRST NATIONAL monument to pay tribute to military dogs will be unveiled in California in two months. The U.S. Working Dog Teams National Monument will honor every dog to serve in combat since World War II. The public will get a sneak peak of a floral replica at the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena on Jan. 1. When the float goes on display afterward at Victory Park, the real bronze monument will make its public debut before heading to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The location was chosen because that’s where most of the nation’s military’s dogs are trained.
A 70-YEAR-OLD RADIO journalist was in stable condition Tuesday after masked men barged into his studio and set fire to it while he was on the air. Authorities said three men were arrested in Monday’s attack on Fernando Vidal but were refusing to talk. Vidal was interviewing two women in Yacuiba, a city of 120,000 that borders Argentina, about alleged corruption among customs police when three masked men entered the studio of Radio Popular at midday, said his son-inlaw, Esteban Farfan. One splashed around gasoline, another set it alight, and a third fired shots in the air, police said.
A SUSPECTED ISRAELI airstrike on a weapons factory in Khartoum last week points to a possible escalation in a hidden front of the rivalry between Israel and Iran: an arms pipeline through Sudan to Islamic militants on Israel’s borders. Mystery still surrounds the blast, which killed four people. But analysts said the incident could indicate Iran is trying to send more advanced weapons via Sudan to Hamas in the Gaza Strip or Hezbollah in Lebanon — and that Israel has become more determined to stop it at a time of increased tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. Israel said it neither confirms nor denies being behind the airstrike.
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Marine campus envisioned Briefly . . . Sequim update during PA waterfront project will traffic system Plans hinge on predesign study BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Plans for a new marine research and public outreach center on the Port Angeles waterfront are hinging on the results of a predesign study that will be available in draft form in December, city business leaders learned earlier this week. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Carol Bernthal and Feiro Marine Life Center Director Deborah Moriarty told Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce members Monday that they’re running out of space, and one solution would be a multi-agency marine campus tied into the city’s waterfront redevelopment plan.
Optimize opportunity “We feel that there’s an opportunity that exists now in Port Angeles that we want to optimize,” Bernthal said at the chamber luncheon at the Red Lion Hotel. The marine center would be located somewhere between Hollywood Beach and the Valley Creek estuary, where the city has begun the first phase of its $17 million Downtown Waterfront Development Project with a $3.9 million rebuild of the waterfront esplanade. The city, sanctuary and marine life center in June hired the Seattle consultant
firm Miller Hull to conduct a $50,000 predesign study of a 20,000to 30,000-square-foot facility that would include science labs and a conference room with waterfront views. A draft report from the consultant is expected in late December. “At that point, each of the partner organizations would take a look at the recommendations that come out of it and decide where to go,” Bernthal said. “Each one of us maintains our own decisionmaking at the end of this, and that’s important.”
Renew lease Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will renew a one-year lease for the sanctuary’s 7,150-squarefoot headquarters at The Landing mall, which is shared by the Feiro Marine Life Center. Moriarty said the Feiro Marine Life Center’s existing space is too small for its lecture series, classes, exhibits and staff. “And, honestly, the building is old,” Moriarty told a crowd of about 50 at the chamber luncheon. “It smells strange.” The sanctuary and marine life center each have developed long-range plans that call for expanded facilities. NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is a federally protected zone that stretches 135 miles from Cape Flattery to Grays Harbor County and extends 25 to 40 miles into the Pacific Ocean.
It has 18 staffers working on the top floor of the The Landing mall. “We’ve been talking about what might be the city’s interest, the Feiro’s interest and the sanctuary’s interest in the marine campus,” Bernthal said. “We’re very interested in how we can help support economic development in the communities that we work in. It’s not just about preserving the ocean; it’s about the communities.”
ties” to build a marine campus with a conference room on the waterfront. “When we have visitors coming into town, we want to make sure that there’s good opportunity for them to have their meetings and their conferences and things of that sort on the Port Angeles waterfront, making sure that they can appreciate the waterfront and mountain views that we have,” West said during the question-and-answer portion of the luncheon. “So if there’s an opportunity, with a variety of partners, to bring about a conference center or larger meeting room-type opportunity that the city can also utilize, we think that’s a great opportunity to capitalize on.”
Bernthal said the sanctuary is “closely evaluating” where it fits into the city’s waterfront plan. She said the sanctuary would commit to a long-term lease in a new facility with a wet lab on the Port Angeles waterfront. “I think it’s one of those perfect-storm situations where you have kind of a lot of circumstances coming together,” Bernthal said. “Stay tuned. A lot more details will be emerging.” Bernthal added: “We have to be realistic about what we can do, but dream big and see where it goes.” Port Angeles Community and Economic Development Director Nathan West said the city is seeking a “successful partnership between a variety of enti-
The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce also has expressed an interest in moving its visitor center to a marine campus. “There is a lot of similarities to what we all do with respect to providing information about the area,” chamber Executive Director Russ Veenema told Bernthal and Moriarty. “If an additional tenant, so to speak, is needed, we’d like to let you both know, officially, that we’d like to be a player.”
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SEQUIM — The city is upgrading the traffic-detection system at the intersection of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street. Traffic-sensor loops that are under the pavement will be replaced by a video traffic-detection system. “The objective of the traffic-detection system is to ensure the most efficient movement of traffic through the intersection,” said City Engineer David Garlington. “The video cameras sense the traffic and regulate the lights to the amount of traffic on the road,” he said. “All of the video is realtime, and nothing is actually recorded, nor are the cameras capable of detecting speed.” Advantages to using a video traffic-detection system are increased reliability with less opportunity for damage to the equipment, Garlington said, adding that cameras are more flexible and can be redirected if an intersection changes. Also they will register all vehicles, whereas traffic sensor loops can sometimes miss lighter vehicles, and they will provide exact traffic counts, which will assist in future planning, he said. The cameras have been installed in the intersection and should be in operation by Monday.
Musical storytellers PORT TOWNSEND — A pair of storytellers will
bring their instruments for a night of musical telling Friday at Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St. Carlos Xavier, a flutist and fable teller, and Mara Grey, a harpist, will share their stories and music from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Admission is a $10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Host Brian Rohr will offer his usual tellings of the old stories — myths, folk tales and fairy tales — while playing the drum. And as is tradition, Rohr and crew also will host an open-mic section so audience members can share their own short stories, songs, dances, poems or some other performing art. “Especially invited are those stories that are told with an instrument of some kind,” Rohr noted. To learn more about Xavier, visit www.fableand flute.com. Grey has been a writer and Celtic harper for more than 20 years and is adding stories accompanied by music to her repertoire. For more information, phone 360-531-2535 or visit www.BrianRohr.com.
Agency on Aging The Olympic Area Agency on Aging Council of Governments will consider approval of an amendment to the agency’s state and federal contract when it meets via conference call Thursday. The meeting of the council, which is based in Port Hadlock, will begin at 10 a.m. To participate, phone Carol Ann Laase at 866-7204863. Peninsula Daily News
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Haunted houses, carnivals and downtown trick-ortreating await little monsters and adults today in the spirit of the Halloween season. Merchants of the North Olympic Peninsulaâ€™s business communities will host trick-or-treat for children on downtown streets in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend today. Hereâ€™s a rundown of activities: â– Port Angeles: The Port Angeles Downtown Association will host trick-ortreat for kids accompanied by adults from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today. Stores bearing an orange sign on the door will offer treats to costumed children. â€œGhosts and goblins gallivant to gather great gobs of glorious goodies!,â€? the downtown association alliterates on it website, www.port angelesdowntown.com. â– Sequim: Trick-ortreating for costumed children and children-at-heart â€” one insurance firm invites â€œkidsâ€? with Medicare cards â€” will be offered by businesses along Washington Street and side streets in downtown Sequim. Candy and goodies will be handed out from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. by participating businesses that show special signs in their windows. The trick-or-treating is sponsored by the merchants of Sequim and the SequimDungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. â– Port Townsend: The Port Townsend Main Street programâ€™s annual Downtown Trick or Treat and Costume Parade starts at 3:45 p.m. today. Costumed participants will gather for the parade at Water and Adams streets â€” near the Bank of America clock â€” at that time. The 4 p.m. parade will march down Water Street toward Polk Street. Then, kids can trick-or-treat mer-
chants on the way back up Water Street, Washington Street and streets in between. This event is geared for kindergartners through sixth-graders. Children must be accompanied by an adult. More information is available by phoning 360-3857911. Haunted houses and festivals are planned today as well. Here is a list by community:
Port Angeles Haunted lodge PORT ANGELES â€” The Fifth Floor Haunted House at the Elks Naval Lodge, 131 E. First St., is open for a kidfriendly afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today simultaneous with downtown trick-or-treating. A scarier version of the haunted house will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Haunted house proceeds benefit the Elks National Foundation as well as local Elks scholarships. Phone the lodge at 360457-3355 for details.
Horror classic set PORT ANGELES â€” The classic horror film â€œNight of the Living Deadâ€? will be screened at 7 p.m. on Halloween during the Red Lion Hotel CrabHouse Loungeâ€™s weekly Black and White Movie Night series. Wait staff will dress up as zombies, and Halloweenthemed drink specials and â€œbrainsâ€? will be on the menu. Free popcorn is provided for attendees. The lounge, 221 N. Lincoln St., is open to ages 21 and older.
Halloween party PORT ANGELES â€” The Answer For Youth, 711 E. Second St., will celebrate Halloween from 3 p.m. to
Port Townsend and Jefferson County Indoor trick-or-treat set PORT TOWNSEND â€” Victoria House Assisted Living, 491 Discovery Road, will host Halloween trick-ortreaters indoors from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today. Phone 360-379-8223.
Halloween party QUILCENE â€” A Ravenâ€™s Revenge Halloween Party Standing inside a haunted house on the lawn at 1403 W. Eighth St., are will be held at the Quilcene Mike Liffick Jr., left, and Jeff Wommack. Christopher McDaniels and the Community Center, 294952 Wommack family helped build the homemade haunted house at the home across from Shane Park in Port Angeles. Admission is by donation to help U.S. Highway 101, at 6 p.m. today defray the cost of constructing the maze through black plastic walls. The party is free and includes games, prizes, 7 p.m. today. There will be hay rides, Best Dog Costume, Best Cat All-ages activities include free hot dogs, hot cider and Costume, Best Dog/Owner â€œspookyâ€? goodies and photos. Phone 360-765-3643. a mummy wrap, bobbing for lots of candy for the kids. Combo and Best in Show. Phone the church at 360apples, a blindfolded art conTo register, visit the clinic Fall Fun Festival 683-7897. test and more. or phone 360-681-0117. PORT TOWNSEND â€” A Eastern Hills church Harvestfest slated â€˜The Bashâ€™ slated Fall Fun Festival will be held SEQUIM â€” Eastern PORT ANGELES â€” HarSEQUIM â€” Kingâ€™s Way at San Juan Baptist Church, Hills Community Church, 91 vestfest, a free family carniFoursquare Church, 1023 1704 Discovery Road, from val, will be held at First Savannah Lane, will hold a Kitchen-Dick Lane, will hold 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. Children 12 and younger Baptist Church, 105 W. Sixth Trunk R Treat event from its annual harvest party, St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. â€œThe Bash,â€? from 5 p.m. to are invited to enjoy the free festival, which includes a The event includes free 8 p.m. today. today. The family event is train rides, hot dogs, apple Games and activities large blowup slide, a bouncy designed as a safe and fun cider, bounce houses and include bounce houses, a bun- house, games, prizes and alternative to trick-or-treat- candy. gee run, a rock-climbing wall, treats. For more information, pony rides, a Ferris wheel, a ing. It follows right after the phone 360-681-4367. live version of the â€œAngry West End Port Angeles downtown busiBirdsâ€? video game, pumpkin Pet costume contest nessesâ€™ trick-or-treating. bowling, a dance praise, a trea- Haunted house set The event will include SEQUIM â€” Hurricane sure hunt, glow golf, a cake CLALLAM BAY â€” A games, prizes, buckets of Ridge Veterinary Hospital, walk and more. candy, hot dogs and refresh- 530 Fir St., Suite D, will hold â€œThe Bashâ€? is free and Halloween Haunted House benefit for United Way of ments, and an indoor bounce a benefit for the Welfare for open to the public. house. A paid-admission concert Clallam County is planned Animals Guild from 4 p.m. to For more information, 7 p.m. today. for Christian rock band Rem- for the Clallam Bay Visitor phone 360-457-3313 The benefit will include a edy Drive will begin at Center, 16753 state Highway 112. Halloween costume contest, 7:30 p.m. The event will be held Concert tickets are $10 in Sequim a silent auction and refreshadvance and $12 at the door. from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. ments. A â€œFraidy Cat Hourâ€? for Advance tickets for the The entry fee for the cosOlympic View Church tume contest is $5. All pro- concert are available at The younger children will be held SEQUIM â€” Olympic ceeds will be donated to the Good Book/Joyful Noise Music from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. View Church of God, 503 N. guild. Center, 108 W. Washington Admission is $4 at the Brown Road, is sponsoring Prizes will be awarded for St., and at the church. door. the third annual Trunk R Treat from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Trunk R Treat is a fun and safe way to enjoy the Halloween evening. DAVE LOGAN/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Fire: Power off as precaution CONTINUED FROM A1 uation like this that there shouldnâ€™t be any reason â€œDoes it narrow it down something burned, you look to arson? Does it narrow it at things,â€? Monohon said. About 50 years ago, an down to accidental? They addition was built onto the look at everything.â€? Arbeiter said investiga- IOOF building with a cintors had determined the der block wall that confireâ€™s point of origin, but he tained the fire and prowould not comment on its tected a home behind it, exact location or the factors Monohon said. If the fire had occurred that led him to seek the in late September, when the help of the ATF. He said a combination of weather was drier, â€œweâ€™d interviews conducted by have lost major chunks of investigators and evidence downtown,â€? Monohon said. The souvenir store, led him to the conclusion that the ATF should be which was not occupied, and the land it was on were called in. valued at $201,576, according to the Clallam County Level of doubt Assessorâ€™s Office. The second floor of the â€œI donâ€™t feel comfortable saying it was suspicious or IOOF building was occunot suspicious,â€? Arbeiter pied by the Rainforest Art said. â€œAt least it takes that Center, which leased the level of doubt or whatever entire structure from the city for $1 a year, art center out of the equation.â€? Clallam County Public spokesman Michael GurlUtility District shut off ing said Tuesday. Dedicated in 1925, it power to 1,335 customers for four hours as a precau- included a ballroom that tion, and Quillayute Valley doubled as a theater and School District was closed seated 150 people, Gurling said. for the day. About 15 members of the The city-owned IOOF group will meet Saturday to building was insured for $3.7 million, Mayor Bryon discuss the art centerâ€™s future, Gurling added. Monohon said Tuesday. â€œThe whole thing is like Monohon said fire invesa bad dream,â€? he said. tigators had determined that the fire did not appear Latino grocery store to originate at the electrical blocks where power comes The 900-square-foot into the building. Tienda Latina, a Latino â€œThatâ€™s a logical place grocery store that was on that something could have the first floor of the buildhappened,â€? he said. ing, also was destroyed in â€œAnytime you have a sit- the blaze.
The owner of the business, who rented the store from the Rainforest Art Center, could not be reached for comment. Entrepreneur Luis Perez had the only establishment in Forks devoted to Latino goods, said Kevin Favorite, the owner of Forks Avenue Real Estate, which is the Rainforest Art Centerâ€™s property manager. Perez said it was a family business started by Manuel Cruz, Perezâ€™s brother-in-law, in 1991. A new $35,000 roof recently was put on the building, Gurling said. A new heating-ventilation-cooling system also was installed a few months ago. It was funded with $29,000 that had been bequeathed to the art center and $3,000 raised by the facility, Gurling said.
Art center insurance Gurling said the art center has up to $25,000 in insurance to cover personal items that include about a dozen looms and spinning wheels and also has $33,000 in insurance to cover the replacement costs of art center items, he said. Gurling estimated that the value of set materials, costumes and other theaterrelated items was between $25,000 and $30,000. That doesnâ€™t include a lighting system funded in part with a $10,000 grant from the Paul Allen Foun-
â€œI think they feel comfortable here,â€? she said. â€œIâ€™ll walk into a room and say hello to them and call them â€˜the people of the house.â€™ This is where they live, and I tell them that I am cleaning for them.â€? The hotel at 1004 Water St. is in the Capt. Henry L. Tibbals Building, which was built in 1889 and throughout the years has housed a bar, restaurants, a theater, a grocery store, a liquor store and a flower shop. The doors of the 16 rooms at the hotel bear the names of many of the prostitutes who once worked there. Since the 1960s, guests and visitors at The Palace Hotel have said they have seen or sensed the Lady in Blue, who also was known as Miss Claire.
dation, Gurling said. â€œWe were overjoyed to have this space,â€? he said, adding that the only other theater venue in town was at Forks High School, where the Rainforest Players have to compete with public school events. The Olympic Council of the Arts and the Rainforest Players joined to form the Rainforest Art Center in 1997. The organization began leasing the building from the city in 1997 for $1 a year, agreeing to renovate the building â€œand bring it back to life,â€? Gurling said.
Walls insulated The walls were insulated and thermopane windows installed, Gurling said. The restrooms also were made disabled-accessible, and an elevator was added. The art center renewed the lease in the mid-2000s, Gurling said. The organization took on the task of renovating the building â€” a 15-year-process until Monday â€” for the benefit of the community, he said. In an interview Tuesday, Monohon called the place â€œa major core, the heartâ€? of that community.
________ Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ peninsuladailynews.com. Managing Editor/News Leah Leach contributed to this report.
Heller also has assembled her own scrapbook of photos and stories that she keeps at home. â€œIâ€™ve had so many questions about this, I thought Iâ€™d save some of the things that Iâ€™ve seen and heard,â€? she said. â€œI should probably bring it in and leave it here, but I donâ€™t want anyone to walk off with it.â€? Hotel manager Gary Schweizer is accustomed to the public and the press attention, especially around Halloween. He goes along with it good-naturedly but feels it is a mixed bag. There may be some people who are attracted to the hotel because of the legend, he said, while others who are overtly superstitious will stay away. â€œItâ€™s about a wash,â€? he said. â€œBut you really arenâ€™t doing us any favors [by writing another story].â€?
________ The hotel keeps a scrapbook of â€œghost files,â€? and a Jefferson County Reporter Charguestbook next to the Lady lie Bermant can be reached at 360in Blueâ€™s portrait allows 385-2335 or at charlie.bermant@ guests to chime in. peninsuladailynews.com.
Permit: Denial CONTINUED FROM A1 24-megawatt biomass-plant expansion project is â€œDuring the two years planned to be operative Port Townsend Paper Cor- next year. Additionally, the original poration has worked to resolve these issues, [both granting of an inert permit agencies] stated that the was not appropriate, a situlandfill would be regulated ation the county is now as an inert waste facility attempting to correct, Locke with certain additional said. â€œWith the benefit of requirements and this approach would address hindsight, the granting of your express concerns,â€? the the permit was an error,â€? Locke said. appeal said. â€œWe know a lot more â€œNow, after expending a significant amount of time, about this waste now than energy and money, your when we first granted the course unexpectedly  permit, and we are now revisiting the issue.â€? changed without notice.â€? Loney disagreed with The additional measures this assertion. proposed by the paper comâ€œWe are proceeding with pany were to reinitiate an appeal of the county groundwater testing and to health officerâ€™s ruling provide financial assur- because the reclassification ances to cover the cost of strictly to limited use is a closure if it were unable to significant change to the cover costs. operation of the landfill,â€? he Neither of the measures wrote. is required for inert landfill â€œWe proposed additional permits. safeguards to address concerns with ground water Biomass expansion monitoring and financial Locke said last week assurance in our most that the permit denial was recent application but the because of concerns about health officer rejected this the changing nature of the solution.â€? waste generated by the mill ________ during operation of an Jefferson County Reporter Charexpanded biomass cogene- lie Bermant can be reached at 360ration plant. 385-2335 or at charlie.bermant@ The $55 million, peninsuladailynews.com.
Briefly: State Reservoir planned in river canyon YAKIMA â€” A new reservoir would be built in the Yakima River Canyon as part of a plan to improve the water supply in the Yakima River Basin. In addition to the Wymer reservoir north of Yakima,
the plan calls for improving fish passage and habitat preservation in an overall agreement to make sure thereâ€™s water for salmon, cities and farm irrigation. The Yakima HeraldRepublic reported that federal and state agencies, the Roza Irrigation District and the Yakama Nation drafted the new proposal after plans were dropped for a reservoir near Moxee called Black Rock.
It would have cost as much as $7 billion. The new plan would cost $3 to $6 billion over 30 years. A report Monday from the Bureau of Reclamation said the benefits would outweigh the costs.
Arrest in murder EPHRATA â€” The Grant County Sheriffâ€™s Office said officers arrested a man
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The road also will be open Christmas through New Yearâ€™s Day week, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day. After a two-year trial to study the economic impact of a daily road schedule, park officials have decided to return to the Friday-Sunday schedule this winter. The nearby Obstruction Point Road closed for the season Wednesday. On the parkâ€™s west side, the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center is open FridaysSundays through April 1. The visitor center will be closed Christmas Day.
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” â€œBig Easy Express,â€? a music documentary that won the 2012 South By Southwest Film Conference & Festival Audience Award, will be screened Saturday, Nov. 10. The film will be shown at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor St., at 10 p.m. Indie folk musicians Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennesseeâ€™s Old Crow Medicine Show and Britainâ€™s Mumford & Sons climbed aboard a vintage train in California, setting out for New Orleans on a â€œtour of dreams.â€? The film chronicles the journey through performances in six cities and thousands of miles of railroad track. It is directed by filmmaker Emmett Malloy, creator of â€œThe White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights.â€? Tickets are $12 and are available at https://gathr. us/screening/486 or at the Rose Theatre. Port Townsend band The Solvents will perform before the film.
the ferry for a time as it was overtaken by two smaller Coast Guard boats, a sheriffâ€™s boat and police boats from Seattle and Bainbridge Island. Despite the impressive show of force, the most important part of the drill is the cooperation and communication among agencies, Coast Guard spokesman Robert Lanier said.
With roads reaching 5,242 feet at Hurricane Ridge, weather and road conditions can change quickly. All cars, including fourwheel-drive and all-wheeldrive vehicles, must carry chains. Park officials said there will be checkpoints to ensure that drivers are complying with the regulation. Having a set of chains
with you will save you a return drive to the nearest location selling chains. Chains can be purchased at Les Schwab Tire Center, Napa Auto Parts, Port Angeles Tire Factory, Oâ€™Reillyâ€™s Auto Supply, Baxter Auto Parts, Walmart and Carquest in Port Angeles. Some locations allow chains to be returned, but the offers vary, so check before purchasing. Park officials recommend drivers practice putting the chains on their vehicle before the trip, to make sure they fit.
ith roads reaching 5,242 feet, weather and road conditions can change quickly. All cars, including four- and all-wheeldrive vehicles, must carry chains.
you have to weigh the risks,â€? she said about canceling the helicopter drop. The all-day training exercise, six months in the planning, involved up to 100 people from the Coast Guard, State Patrol, King County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Seattle police in the waters between Vashon Island and Everett. Two helicopters circled
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During a drill, SWAT team members disembark the MV Salish via a U.S. Coast Guard boat Monday out of Bainbridge Island.
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Democratic hopefuls tour PA, PT Rallies feature Cantwell, Kilmer as speakers
“This is all about jobs. We need to continue the steps that will continue to grow our economy.”
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PORT TOWNSEND — One week before Tuesday’s general election, the Democratic Party hosted a bus tour of towns including Port Townsend and Port Angeles that featured a sitting U.S. senator and a congressional hopeful. “This is all about jobs,” said Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Mountlake Terrace, during a rally at the Dream City Cafe just south of Port Townsend on Tuesday morning. “We need to continue the steps that will continue to grow our economy. “We are at a turning point with the aerospace industry, which will need thousands of jobs over the next few years, and if we don’t train and skill workers in preparation for those jobs, we will lose them to other countries,” Cantwell said.
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UNION — U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks will receive this year’s Hood Canal Environmental Achievement Award, given annually by the Hood Canal Coordinating Council. S c o t t B r e w e r, executive director of the coordinating council, said Dicks’ leadership in Dicks Congress has helped secure funding for threatened fish, wildlife and related habitats in Hood Canal and throughout Puget Sound, but his passion for Hood Canal in particular stands out. In past years, several people have received the annual award. Dicks, D-Belfair, is the only recipient for 2012. Dicks, who is retiring from Congress this year, will be honored during the annual conference of the Hood Canal Coordinating Council from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Harmony Hill Retreat Center in Union. For reservations, phone 360-394-0046 or email email@example.com by 4 p.m. today. For more information, visit www.hccc.wa.gov.
Jobs, economy About 150 people squeezed into the small restaurant to hear Cantwell and state Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor — who seeks to replace longtime 6th Congressional District Rep. Norm Dicks — speak about jobs and the economy. Cantwell is opposed in her bid for a third term by state Sen. Michael Baumgartner, 36, a Republican from Spokane. Kilmer is opposed by Bill Driscoll, 50, a Gulf War veteran and Tacoma businessman. The Port Townsend stop was preceded by a rally at the Clallam County Demo-
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U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell speaks at a campaign rally Tuesday as state Sen. Derek Kilmer, who is seeking to replace Rep. Norm Dicks, looks on. own campaigns, they touted the accomplishments of the others. “Maria Cantwell gets it. She makes sure that we are taking care of the needs of the small businesses on Main Street while holding accountable those on Wall Street,” Kilmer said. “She is fighting for clean energy because it is how we keep costs down, and she recognizes that we don’t have to choose between jobs and the environment. “She knows that we can still grow jobs while we protect the planet.”
cratic headquarters in Port Angeles that was attended by more than 135 people, according to Kilmer staffer Matthew Randazzo, who is on a leave of absence as chairman of the county Democratic Party. After leaving Port Townsend, the bus traveled to a larger rally in Bremerton that added U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee and Dicks, who endorsed Kilmer after he announced he is retiring after 18 terms in office. Inslee is opposed by Republican Rob McKenna, 50, who is finishing his second term as state attorney general. Cantwell, 54, was first elected to the Senate in 2000. Kilmer, 38, was elected as a state representative in 2004 and a senator in 2006, and is in his second term in the Senate. While each candidate asked for support of their
‘A new world’ Said Cantwell: “John F. Kennedy said that it was time for new leadership and a new world to be won. “I believe that he was somehow talking about Derek Kilmer, who has an understanding in his DNA about how hard the economy on the Olympic Peninsula has been.”
________ Jefferson County Reporter Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or at charlie. bermant@peninsuladailynews. com.
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As this was a political rally, every story led to a call to action: to vote for Democrats and get out the vote. Cantwell noted that Port Townsend had a “lot of famous people,” citing astronaut John Fabian and mountaineer Jim Whittaker, who were both in attendance. “We have an astronaut here and someone who has been at the highest point in the world, and now we need to put Derek Kilmer on the summit of the Peninsula and send him to Congress,” she said. Said Kilmer: “I’ve heard time after time how people don’t want our top export to be our kids. “This goes beyond providing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. It means fighting for small businesses and making sure they have the capital to grow jobs in the United States of America again,” he said. “It’s time that we provide
for young people, which is why I am running and why I do what I do, working in the economic development field,” Kilmer said. After the rally, Cantwell expressed hope that the next Congress and a second term with Barack Obama as president would be more productive, but she said she would work with Mitt Romney if he is elected president. “We shouldn’t have to fight so hard for the programs that help us to pay down the deficit,” she said. “I hope we can keep control of the Senate as a repudiation that they have gone too far to the right and they are trying to be obstructionists. “I don’t think that compromise is a bad word, and I will work with whoever is there.” She said Initiative 502, which would legalize marijuana in Washington state, was flawed with regard to its medical use but said if the measure passes, she would work to resolve conflicts between state and federal law. “If the initiative passes, I will support it and will work out legislation to smooth out any differences,” she said. “I will make every effort to support the state’s interest in D.C.”
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Arts, crafts and gifts will be available from vendors. The fairgrounds restaurant will serve meals during the event. Photos with Santa will be available from noon to 4 p.m. both days. Parents and guardians can use their own cameras for free or pay $8 for a fair association representative to take the photo. For more information, phone 360-385-1013, email jeffcofairgrounds@olypen. com or visit www.jeffco fairgrounds.com.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
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Aftershocks recorded after Saturday quake PENINSULA DAILY NEWS NEWS SOURCES
VICTORIA — British Columbia officials are suggesting that social media — the Facebook and Twitter types of media for smartphones and computers — need to be improved in speedy notifications of emergencies, such as that following last weekend’s magnitude-7.7 earthquake. “This morning, I said to the fire chief and the [city] administrator that we need to convene a meeting just within Saanich just to take a look at our use of social media in events like this,” Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard said Monday. On Monday night, a magnitude-6.2 quake was recorded off Haida Gwaii, the former Queen Charlotte Islands that have been rattled by hundreds of aftershocks since Saturday night’s major quake. A tsunami warning for the islands was soon canceled when it was determined that no wave was created. Mayors and other local politicos across British Columbia complained this week that word about Saturday night’s quake and subsequent tsunami alerts was slow in getting out. “I was getting more by watching [Canadian Broadcasting Corp.] on television than I was by trying to get provincial information on Twitter,” Leonard said.
Warning vs. advisory Leonard, whose town of Saanich north of Victoria was never in danger Saturday, said it wasn’t helpful that a local media representative tweeted that a tsunami warning was in effect as opposed to a tsunami advisory. The tweet was quickly repeated before it was corrected. “But that’s kind of inhouse lingo. And for a lot of citizens, laymen following it, they don’t know the difference,” Leonard said. “So the people in the emergency-management business need to break down their lingo and get it into plain-speak at times like that,” Leonard said.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard used ships and airplanes Tuesday to search the Atlantic for the captain of the sunken HMS Bounty as the skipper’s wife held onto a sliver of hope that he had survived the harrowing ordeal. The Coast Guard also was optimistic that Robin Walbridge, 63, of St. Petersburg, Fla., could still be alive in his blazing red survival suit 90 miles off the North Carolina coast. Walbridge went overboard early Monday when the replica 18th-century sailing vessel, made famous in Hollywood adventure films, rolled over in 18-foot waves. “He’s been in many storms,” said Claudia McCann, Walbridge’s wife. “He’s been doing this a good portion of his life. “He’s been in lots of hairy situations, and he’s very familiar with the boat. Same boat for 17 years, he knows it like the back of his hand.” The searched for Walbridge was hampered by 15-foot waves, but the water temperature was about 77 degrees.
14 rescued The Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members of the Bounty by helicopter Monday. Hours later, they found crew member Claudene Christian, 42, unresponsive. She was later declared dead. The rest of the crew was in good condition. On Monday morning, the tall ship — built for the 1962 Marlon Brando classic “The Mutiny on the Bounty” and featured in other seafaring movies, including a “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel — had started taking on water, its engines failed. The crew of the stately craft had to abandon ship as it went down in the immense waves. By the time the first rescue helicopter arrived, all that was visible of the ship was a strobe light atop the vessel’s submerged masts. The roiling Atlantic Ocean had claimed the rest. The ship’s connection to
Robin Walbridge Still lost at sea after sinking its namesake went back to the original Bounty, whose crew famously took over the ship from its commander, Lt. William Bligh, in April 1789. The mutiny was led by Fletcher Christian, and Claudene Christian said she was his great-great-greatgreat-great-granddaughter. Claudene Christian told a Canadian newspaper that she was familiar with her background and applied to sail on the Bounty replica. She was accepted despite a lack of sailing experience, with hopes her marketing skills could make the ship more popular. “I was at the helm the first week and said [to Walbridge], ‘Captain, are you sure you’re comfortable having a Christian at the helm?’ I wasn’t sure if he got my joke,” Christian told The Chronicle Herald of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in August. The vessel left Connecticut on Thursday with a crew of 11 men and five women ranging in age from 20 to 66. Everyone aboard knew the journey could be treacherous. Coast Guard video of the rescue showed crew members being loaded one by one into a basket before the basket was hoisted into the helicopter. When they returned to the mainland, some were wrapped in blankets, still wearing the blazing red survival suits they put on to stay warm in the chilly waters. The survivors received medical attention and were to be interviewed for a Coast Guard investigation. The Coast Guard did not make them available to reporters.
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Spectators watch as the HMS Bounty arrives at Port Angeles City Pier in June 2008.
Ill-fated HMS Bounty visited Peninsula in ’08 PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
The master of the HMS Bounty told a story about the tall ship when it visited the North Olympic Peninsula in 2008. Robin Walbridge, who skippered the Bounty to the region between tall-ships festivals in Victoria and Tacoma, said the script for the 1962 movie “The Mutiny of the Bounty,” starring Marlon Brando, called for the ship to be burned in the film. “They were supposed to burn the ship at the end of the movie, but Brando said he wouldn’t be in [the movie] if they
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PORT ANGELES — United Methodist Women will hold their Holiday House Bazaar at the church, Seventh and Laurel streets, from 9:30 a.m. to
3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include baked goods, jam, produce, handmade gifts, home decor, a kid’s shopping room and See’s Candy. Lunch will be served starting at 10 a.m. Chowder, soup, sandwiches and pies will be available.
burned the ship,” Walbridge told the Peninsula Daily News on June 21, 2008. “So that is why we have her today.” The HMS Bounty, which was on a West Coast swing, also called on Port Townsend as part of the flotilla from Victoria to Tacoma by way of the Port Angeles port of entry. On Monday, it took on water in the middle of Hurricane Sandy in the Atlantic and sank. Fourteen crew members were rescued, and one died. Walbridge is listed as missing.
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rest alongside her husband, Hjalmar Thorp, following the funeral service at an 11:30 a.m. graveside service at Mount Angeles Memorial Park, 45 South Monroe Road. Services will conclude with a reception at Bethany Pentecostal Church following the graveside services.
Death Notices M. Conception Aldana Oct. 25, 1930 — Oct. 27, 2012
M. Conception Aldana died at her Forks home at the age of 82. Her obituary will be published later. Services: 1 p.m. today, funeral Mass at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 511 Fifth Ave., Forks. Burial will follow at the Forks Cemetery. Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, is in charge of arrangements. www.drennanford.com
Ruth Angeline Fiss Barnes Jan. 26, 1921 — Oct. 15, 2012
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From the happy haunting grounds IN LAST WEEK’S column, I had just about used up every excuse in the book of hunting excuses. The last day of the season Pat had found me Neal up in the hills in the snow of winter with no excuse for not getting a deer. There was a morning breeze in my face that swept the man scent away so the deer couldn’t smell me. The wind set the trees to swaying and dumping snow from their branches like miniavalanches. The crashing snow and the creaking of the rocking trees
made enough noise to cover the sound of my walking in the snow, so the deer wouldn’t hear me. I was on a ridge where I had hunted with my old friends, long gone now to the happy hunting ground. It being Halloween, I figured their ghosts would be haunting the old stomping grounds. The Native Americans say the moaning of the trees are the voices of the dead that haunt the forest. Sitting in those woods that day, I wasn’t about to argue with them. Listening to the falling snow, I began to imagine I was hearing things. Then I had a worse problem. We’ll just call it . . . the revenge of the chili omelet. I thought I had enough chili left over from the chili contest to
last until spring, but I guess I was wrong. I had a desperate need of some restroom facilities. As none was handy in this particular wilderness area, I had to make do au naturel. But first I had to get rid of my rifle. Always a stickler for firearms safety, I opened the bolt and checked again to make sure that there was no round in the chamber before setting the rifle on a log. While otherwise engaged, I heard a slight thumping noise. I looked to see my rifle slide off the log, land barrel first and plunk over in the snow. There was nothing I could do at the moment. Just then, a stick cracked in the forest. I looked down below me into the middle of a draw, and there stood biggest blacktail buck I
ever saw. He was an honest-to-goodness four-pointer, and I don’t mean counting the ears and the nose. This was a real trophy, standing just a hundred yards down the hill. It was an easy shot if I had my pants on and my rifle wasn’t plugged with snow. I composed myself, and whittled a stick that was thin enough to stick down the rifle barrel so it wouldn’t blow up when I shot it. I remember wondering at the time: Why is it never like this on the hunting shows on TV? Where the guys set out from their deer camp without being food-poisoned, just get their game and go home. No, I had to suck the snow out of a rifle barrel first. After awhile, I got it unplugged and put a round in
the chamber. I peeked over the hill and was not too surprised to see that the buck had gone. Then I heard a commotion in the brush. The deer gave a shriek of death that was choked off into a gurgling sound. There was a sound of something big walking away. I did not follow, but I had some new excuses: My pants were down. My gun was plugged . . . and Bigfoot got my deer.
_______ Pat Neal is a fishing guide and “wilderness gossip columnist.” Neal can be reached at 360683-9867 or email at email@example.com. His column appears here every Wednesday.
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He defended women’s rights from relentless tea This letter is in party Republican attacks. response to a letter pubHe argued the need for lished recently [“Real stronger federal regulation Americans,” Peninsula of Wall Street including the Voices, Oct. 7]. Consumer Financial ProIt is obvious to me that tection Agency, which he the writer is head over heels in adulation with the created to prevent the banks from looting the peopresent administration, in ple and pushing the econspite of the historic, amaomy into another recession. teurish failures and accuHe also defended mulated debt it has levied “Obamacare” that is on “we, the people.” already extending health The writer, like the curbenefits to millions of uninrent administration, is too sured. busy trying to place blame These are achievements on the opposition party to that the Republican presireally understand what dential candidate, Mitt actually is going on in his Romney, promises to own party. reverse or gut if he is Ready, shoot, aim, I elected. think covers it simply. During the last debate, But, freedom of choice is Romney, incredibly, alive and well in America. Hopefully that choice is embraced Obama’s foreign policy such as the presibased on experience from dent’s decision to remove the past, like the last four U.S. troops from Afghaniyears. stan by 2014. Overgeneralization is Earlier, Romney repeatreally unsound basis for an edly charged that setting opinion, further displays lack of knowledge, and even the date for withdrawal from Afghanistan was includes challenges to the readers to “check” his facts. Obama’s biggest mistake. Of the 23 foreign policy Isn’t that normally the advisers on the Romney job of the original writer? Why do people challenge team, 17 are Bush retreads, including former whether those they whine Vice President Dick about are “real AmeriCheney who fabricated lies cans?” to drag us into a decade of To be candid, the writer’s party has more than a war. If you believe these handful of members who guys, I have a beautiful could be questioned bridge to sell you in Brookwhether they are real lyn. Americans, starting with Joyce P. Wheeler, the leader of the party. Sequim So, if we follow his recommendation — to “vote For change these bad guys out” — he just may get his wish this Four years after November. “change” and “hope,” let’s Chuck Blood, hope we get a change. Sequim Bill Evans, Sequim
before Medicare and Medicaid were passed into laws in 1965. On Nov. 6, we have another chance to assure access to affordable care for all families on the North Olympic Peninsula and throughout Washington state. Vote for Kevin Van De Wege. Phyllis R. Schultz, Ph.D., R.N. Port Townsend
I am almost at a loss for words as I reply to the letter to the editor regarding Referendum 74 [“Against Ref. 74,” Peninsula Voices, Oct. 26]. This is the most hateful, ignorant, intolerant writing I have ever seen in this supports our need to retain newspaper. the public regarding health For Chapman him in office. risks, environmental risks I am shocked and disapWe first met Mike Please join Ken and me pointed that you would and potential decline of Chapman in 1998 when in re-electing Mike Chapproperty values, Melly was my husband, Ken Foster, even print it. man, commissioner, Clalan advocate for the crema- was the county auditor. To imply that homosexlam County District 2. torium, and granted a conuality is a perversion and Our initial impression of Wendy Foster, then to compare it to bestiditional use permit. him was that he had strong Sequim ality is preposterous. Melly’s decision resulted convictions about how local Yes, words are imporin legal action against the government should be run. For Van De Wege tant. county. As it turned out, Mike Despicable words such Vote for Rep. Kevin Van At great cost to the resi- shares the same philosoas these are not worth the de Wege. dents and probably the phy with Ken when it paper they are written on He will work to retain county, the crematorium comes to local public ser— and certainly don’t “Obamacare” in Washingwas finally rejected. vice. That is, as an elected belong in a community ton. If Melly doesn’t sound official, you are there to In 1993, the state Legis- newspaper. like the kind of person you serve every county citizen Ann Chang, lature passed the most want for judge, vote for and not pander to any type Port Angeles advanced health care [Erik] Rohrer. of special interest group or reform law in the U.S. at The second issue is Ref- groups. that time. PenPly site erendum 74. Mike has proven to be a Tragically, the 1994 legMany opponents of Are we surprised that true leader, and he does so islature rescinded that law same-sex marriage claim Department of Ecology quietly and without any introduced by then-Rep. gives a vague, open-ended that children do better fanfare. Jim Buck. estimate of five years to with a mother and father He and his fellow comIn 2006, Kevin won Mr. clean up the PenPly site? than two parents of the missioners, along with the Buck’s seat in the LegislaFirst we will need to same sex. outstanding help of all ture and has worked tirepay for some studies. They ignore the fact county employees, have lessly to improve access to Then we will need to that due to death, divorce managed to keep the care ever since. have the studies interand choice, many children county debt-free in the face Now, in 2012, gubernapreted, to determine what thrive in one-parent famiof the ongoing recession. For Obama torial candidate Rob McKfurther studies are necesIn so doing, the county For Rohrer, Ref. 74 lies. enna opposes Obamacare. I have just now opened sary. I believe that children continues to maintain a Kevin’s work is threatened. my mail ballot and marked I am writing regarding Then we can prepare a with two loving homosexhealthy multimillion-dollar Mr. McKenna, as attorit for President [Barack] two election issues that are ual parents will do better draft plan of an estimated reserve fund. ney general, joined a suit Obama for another four being written about exten- than with two heterosexual initial agreement to blah, Mike works well with with others in 26 states, years. sively in Peninsula Voices. blah, blah . . . ad nauseam. parents living together in others and always has, including Alabama, LouisiIn the three televised The first is the [Clallam We have been watching enmity. because he is a true indeana, Georgia and Missisdebates, Obama spoke County] Superior Court and paying for this same People’s sexual orienta- pendent who takes an sippi — states with the forthrightly on a wide judge position. bureaucratic buffoonery at unbiased approach to govworst population health of range of issues. 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Together, all three com- ease, diabetes, teen pregthe auto industry, rebuildsion-making abilities and At least we can take If you don’t think people missioners work hard for nancies) because they ing an economy that serves willingness to listen to the heart that $2 million of of the same sex should get the benefit of all county grossly underfund middle-income workers, tax people. “free” money is available to Medicaid, thus denying policies that require the Does anyone remember married, marry someone of residents. assist this process along its the opposite sex, but don’t This has produced a women family planning wealthy to pay their fair Jason Linde’s attempt in torturous, convoluted path. impose your religious and positive air about the board and medical care for their share. 2008 to build a crematoPerhaps we can resurthat county residents have children and care for them- rect Harbor-Works to promoral beliefs on others. Obama pointed out that rium in Carlsborg? come to appreciate. 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Storm couldnâ€™t stop them
Neah Bay will play the winner of the game between Lopez and Evergreen Lutheran. If Lopez wins, the Red Devils and Lobos will face off Saturday at 4 p.m. at Oak Harbor BY LEE HORTON High School. If Evergreen Lutheran PENINSULA DAILY NEWS beats Lopez, Neah Bay will A few area football teams play the Eagles at Muckleare still waiting to learn who shoot Tribalâ€™s field in Auburn. and where they will play this The defending state chamweekend. pions have already routed Most of the match-ups have both of their potential oppobeen decided, but Neah Bay nents this year. They beat and Chimacum are waiting for Evergreen Lutheran 54-8 in the results of games that were September and shut out Lopez played Tuesday night. 50-0 earlier this month.
Devils, Cowboys still waiting for opponents
NEARLY THREE-QUARTERS of a century ago, another Atlantic hurricane battered the Eastern Seaboard with much of its ferocious power focused on New York City, Long Island and surrounding coastal communities. The Long Island Express Michael Hurricane batCarman tered the East Coast from Sept. 20-22, 1938. On Sept. 21, two of the 145 golfers competing in the United States Senior Golf Association championship each decided to play their round in the middle of the tempest. The field had braved a downpour on day one of the tournament as the storm ventured closer to landfall. As conditions worsened overnight and into the morning of the second day of play, the field was given the option to take a delay and ride the storm out or play the course. Findlay S. Douglas â€” former head of the USGA â€” and Richard S. Francis chose to play the course and posted scores of 90 and 93 respectively. They competed through newly spawned streams and ponds, and dodged falling tree limbs during their round at Apawamis Country Club in Rye, N.Y. A photo published in The New York Times on Sept. 22 shows Douglas â€œsplashingâ€? out of a fairway that was inundated to at least the calves of his caddie. I couldnâ€™t find any mention of a winner for the event, which leads me to believe the storm canceled play and turned leisure time into cleanup time. TURN
Saturday at 7 p.m., Chimacum will host the loser of the first half of the three-way tiebreaker game between Meridian and Coupeville. The winner of the first two quarters will move on to play Blaine in the second half. Quilcene is one of only two playoff teams from the North Olympic Peninsula. It will play Lummi in Bellingham on Friday night at 7 p.m. As reported in the Peninsula Daily News on Tuesday, Port Townsend will host Nooksack Valley in a crossover game with the 1A Northwest Football League. The game
will be played at Memorial Field on Friday at 6 p.m. In 1B crossover action, Clallam Bay will host Rainier Christian and Crescent will play at Muckleshoot Tribal. Both games will be played Friday at 6 p.m.
Riders wonâ€™t play Port Angeles athletic director Dwayne Johnson has informed the PDN that the Roughriders have joined Sequim and Forks in electing not to play this week, citing a lack of varsity players available.
Hawks allowing big plays Seattle defense struggling on 3rd-and-long plays THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
RENTON â€” What started out as a mild concern for the Seattle Seahawks became a full-blown issue after losing to Detroit. For all the success Seattle has enjoyed this season on the defensive side â€” being ranked No. 1 in the NFL in total defense just a couple of weeks ago â€” the ability to make stops on third down has been a nagging problem. After watching Detroit convert 12 of 16 third downs and six of them 8 yards or longer in Sundayâ€™s 28-24 win over the Seahawks, itâ€™s moved beyond just a problem for Pete Carrollâ€™s crew. â€œItâ€™s disturbing. Iâ€™d like to be how we are in the rest of our game,â€? Carroll said. â€œWeâ€™ll try and take a turn here. Weâ€™ve had some deep discussions about it and see if we can get it fixed right away.â€? The attention and accolades that Seattleâ€™s defense has received at various times this season was earned. They did hold Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay to just 12 points. They did shut down Tony Romo
and the Cowboys. And they did keep Tom Brady and the Patriots in check long enough for Seattleâ€™s offense to rally. But the loss to Detroit was the second time this season that Seattleâ€™s defense had a chance to make a game-saving stop and couldnâ€™t get the job accomplished. In the season opener at Arizona, Kevin Kolb came off the bench and led the Cardinalsâ€™ final drive for a winning touchdown. On Sunday, it was Matthew Stafford marching the Lions 80 yards in 16 plays, capped by Titus Youngâ€™s 1-yard TD catch on third-and-goal with 20 seconds left. Detroit converted three third downs on the final drive. â€œOur ineffectiveness on third down allowed them to move the ball throughout the game when they did, but in particular the last drive they just out-executed us going down the field,â€? Carroll said. â€œWe were there and we mixed our calls, we tried everything and we werenâ€™t able to catch up with them. They made the plays and won the game.â€?
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Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Alan Branch (99) and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) tackle TURN TO HAWKS/B3 Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure on Sunday.
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