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Gospel at the Crab Revival
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Brisk, brusque Biden-Ryan debate Vice presidential candidates at each other on everything BY DAVID ESPO AND MATTHEW DALY
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DANVILLE, Ky. â€” At odds early and often, Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. â€œThat is a bunch of malarkey,â€? the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administrationâ€™s foreign policy.
iâ€œI know youâ€™re under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think people would be better served if we donâ€™t interrupt each other,â€? Ryan later scolded his rival, referring to Democratic pressure on Biden to make up for President Barack Obamaâ€™s listless performance in last weekâ€™s THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (2) debate with Mitt Romney. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and challenger Paul Ryan in point-counterpoint mode TURN TO DEBATE/A4 during Thursday nightâ€™s debate.
Itâ€™s time to pause for the claws pardon the bad pun â€” shake things up a bit and feature a more dance-oriented band,â€? said Soulshakers guitarist-singer Mike Pace.
Annual festival to celebrate all things crabby BY DIANE URBANI
Dance off the calories
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PORT ANGELES â€” In addition to the crustacean, the event has culture. Yes, the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival is a chance to eat. A lot. Tonight and through Sunday, there will be more food per square foot around City Pier than you can shake a claw at â€” but itâ€™s surrounded by a small sea of art and music. This 11th annual CrabFest is a showcase â€” visual, aural, culinary â€” of what makes this place rich. Letâ€™s start with the Community Crab Feed, today from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Crab Central, aka the Red Lion Hotel parking lot at 221 N. Lincoln St. The event, sponsored by the Peninsula Daily News, lays out prodigious amounts of fresh shellfish â€” sold at the market
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Justin Olsen, left, and Travis Scott get the giant crab ready for display on top of the tent pavilion at the 11th annual CrabFest this weekend in downtown Port Angeles. price yet to be set â€” plus dessert: fruit pie from Friends of the Fields, Clallam Countyâ€™s farmland preservation group. Then, as people get off work
and start arriving in numbers, the homegrown band the Soulshakers joins the party, bringing some James Brown, some Aretha Franklin, some
Koko Taylor â€” you get the idea. â€œIn previous years, CrabFest has featured mellow jazz groups at the Community Crab Feed, but this year, they decided to â€”
â€œWeâ€™re extremely honored to be the kickoff group,â€? he added. From 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Pace and his mates â€” vocalist Cindy Lowder, keyboardist Jim Rosand, drummer Terry Smith, bassist Duane Wolfe â€” will help people dance off any calories they might pick up. After this eveningâ€™s community feed, CrabFest will be open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Opening ceremonies go from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, and this year, the event brings together members of both the Lower Elwha Klallam and Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam tribes. Elwha Klallam elder Ben Charles Sr. and Jamestown storyteller and historian Elaine Grinnell will share blessings for the celebration at 11 a.m. under The Gateway pavilion at Front and Lincoln streets. TURN TO CRAB/A6
Construction bids in for Chimacum fire station Construction bids for the 11,250-square-foot facility were received Tuesday from Hoch ConCHIMACUM â€” East Jefferson struction of Port Angeles and Fire-Rescue officials hope a new Primo Construction of Sequim. building to replace the aging Chimacum station will be operational â€˜Bare bones bidsâ€™ by the first part of 2014. The bids were solicited as â€œbare The fire station at 9193 Rhody Drive was constructed in the early bonesâ€? versions and with all the 1950s and upgraded in the 1970s options included. Hoch bid when a metal shell building was $1,655.410 as a baseline with $1.9 built to enclose the original cinder million for all options, and Primo bid $1,613,571 and $1,831,000. block structure.
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The districtâ€™s ad hoc construction committee will analyze the bids for compliance to specifications, review references and financial strength, and study time frames for completion said Bill Beezley, department spokesman. The district also reserves the right to cancel the construction if no bids qualify or if costs to construct the station exceed allocated funds for the project, Beezley said. TURN TO STATION/A6
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An artistâ€™s rendering shows how the new fire station in Chimacum will look.
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Newsmakers Celebrity scoop ■ By The Associated Press
Radio host’s SUV crashes down N.Y. hill
passenger side. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said the accident wasn’t reported to police in the county.
RADIO TALK SHOW host Glenn Beck’s family had a close call when their sport utility vehicle rolled down a steep hill in New York’s Finger Lakes region just after they had exited the SUV. In an account of the mishap posted on Beck’s website, TheBlaze.com, he said he was hugging Beck his newly married daughter as his wife got their young son out of the vehicle. They had just arrived at the cottage rented for the daughter’s wedding reception last weekend in Lodi on Seneca Lake. Beck said the SUV slid down the hill and overturned, coming to rest near the shoreline. Photos on the website show the SUV with broken windows and damage to its
Hanks on Broadway Tom Hanks will play a gutsy New York City newspaper columnist when he makes his debut on Broadway in the spring. Producers of Nora Ephron’s play “Lucky Guy” announced Thursday that Hanks will play Hanks Mike McAlary in the stage biography. Hanks, a two-time Oscar winner, had been in negotiations for the role when Ephron died this summer. Previews begin March 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre, and an opening night is set for April 1. McAlary, the city’s onetime dominant tabloid reporter, got the first interview with Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant who was sodomized and beaten
by white police officers at a station house in 1997. McAlary went on to win the Pulitzer Prize the next year but died of cancer a few months later at age 41. The “Lucky Guy” director will be George C. Wolfe.
Headed to space Sarah Brightman’s voice, beloved by audiences and renowned for its threeoctave range, rocketed to fame more than two decades ago as the heroine of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Now, the world’s biggest-selling soprano is heading to outer space. On Wednesday, Brightman Brightman told a news conference in Moscow that she has booked a trip to the International Space Station. Brightman, who had a hit in 1978 with “I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper” and has sold more than 30 million records, will become the first recording artist in space.
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KEITH CAMPBELL, 58, a prominent biologist who worked on cloning Dolly the sheep, has died, the University of Nottingham, England, said Thursday. Dr. Campbell, who had worked on animal improvement and cloning since 1999, died Oct. 5, university spokesman Tim Utton said. He did not specify the cause, only saying that Dr. Campbell had worked at the university until his death. Dr. Campbell began researching animal cloning at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1991. The experiments led to the birth in 1996 of Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. The sheep was named after voluptuous singer Dolly Parton. Researchers at the time said the sheep was created from a mammary gland cell and that Parton offered an excellent example. The experiments drew admiration but also anger from some who raised questions about the ethics of cloning. Animal-rights activists were outraged, while the Church of England expressed reservations. Dolly was put down in 2003 after she developed lung disease. Dr. Campbell’s interest in cellular growth dated back to his college days studying microbiology in London. He was awarded the Shaw prize for medicine and life sciences in 2008. He received the recognition along with Ian Wilmut, the lead scientist in the team
that created Dolly, and Nobel-winning scientist Shinya Yamanaka.
_________ BEANO COOK, 81, a folksy ESPN college football commentator, has died. The commentator had worked for the sports network since 1986 and was the sports infor- Mr. Cook mation in 2001 director at his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, from 1956 to 1966. The university announced Thursday that Mr. Cook died in his sleep. Mr. Cook grew up in Pittsburgh before graduating from the university in 1954 and was known for his love of the college game and, in particular, championing the cause of northeastern teams, including Penn State and Pitt before either school was a nationally known power. Mr. Cook, like many in the business, fell in love with simply being around the competition. With a career that took him so
many places, it was hard not to get wrapped up in it. “Getting to know the athletes really provided me with my fondest memories,” Mr. Cook once said. “That was the most fun.” Mr. Cook received his distinctive nickname as a youth, when his family moved from Boston to Pittsburgh. A neighbor of the Cook family said, “Oh, from Boston, like the beans,” and tabbed the 7-year-old “Beano.”
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Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1937 (75 years ago) C.E. FitzHenry, a pioneer civil engineer from Clallam County who rose to deputy state commissioner of public lands, has died in Tacoma. Coming to Clallam County almost 50 years ago, FitzHenry had a prominent part in surveying much of the county and locating early day roads, later becoming county engineer. Mount FitzHenry in the Olympics is named in his honor. During the administration of President Woodrow Wilson, FitzHenry was surveyor general for Washington state for eight years, then became assistant lands commissioner to A.C. Martin, state commissioner of public lands.
I WAS TALKING to my friend at the weather department, and he said that in autumn, you have weather that’s not really cold and certainly not really hot, so pollsters refer 1962 (50 years ago) Dozens of logs buffeted to autumn as “undecided.” David Letterman by strong northeast winds
broke from their booms and crashed into Port Angeles waterfront locations, including the Fibreboard mill. The windblown logs broke pilings under the Fibreboard shipping dock, smashed a section of an unused dock and broke a 14-inch pipeline. At the Port Angeles Salmon Club building on Ediz Hook, Johnnie Sweatt and Ron Little put in a full day to prevent winds and water from wrecking floats, boats, launching ramps and tracks.
1987 (25 years ago) A concert series is planned to finance the rehabilitation of the 98-year-old pipe organ at First Presbyterian Church in Port Townsend. The organ was built in 1889 at a cost of $2,500 by Whalley & Genung in Oakland, Calif., and contains
692 “speaking” pipes. Church officials said it is in need of a $10,000 overhaul, including replacement of its leather parts. The concert series starts this Sunday with David Dahl, organist and music professor at Pacific Lutheran University, performing on the old organ. Other concerts are scheduled in February and April.
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS FRIDAY, Oct. 12, the 286th day of 2012. There are 80 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Oct. 12, 1962, the devastating Columbus Day Storm, also known as the “Big Blow,” struck the Pacific Northwest, resulting in some 50 deaths. (See Page A7.) On this date: ■ In 1492 (according to the Old Style calendar), Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas. ■ In 1810, the German festival Oktoberfest was first held in Munich to celebrate the wedding of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of
Saxe-Hildburghausen. ■ In 1915, English nurse Edith Cavell was executed by the Germans in occupied Belgium during World War I. ■ In 1933, bank robber John Dillinger escaped from a jail in Allen County, Ohio, with the help of his gang, who killed the sheriff, Jess Sarber. ■ In 1942, during World War II, American naval forces defeated the Japanese in the Battle of Cape Esperance. Attorney General Francis Biddle announced during a Columbus Day celebration at Carnegie Hall in New York that Italian nationals in the United States would no longer be considered enemy aliens.
■ In 1960, Japanese Socialist Party leader Inejiro Asanuma was stabbed to death during a televised debate in Tokyo by an ultranationalist student, Otoya Yamaguchi, who hanged himself in jail. ■ In 1971, the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Broadway. ■ In 1986, the superpower meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, ended in stalemate, with President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev unable to agree on arms control or a date for a full-fledged summit in the United States. ■ In 1997, singer John Denver was killed in the crash of his pri-
vately built aircraft in Monterey Bay, Calif.; he was 53. ■ Ten years ago: Bombs blamed on al-Qaida-linked militants destroyed a nightclub on the Indonesian island of Bali, killing 202 people, including 88 Australians and seven Americans. ■ Five years ago: Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize for sounding the alarm over global warming. ■ One year ago: Eight people were killed in a shooting at a hair salon in Seal Beach, Calif. Scott Dekraai, whose ex-wife, Michelle Fournier, was among the victims, is awaiting trial.
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A3 Briefly: Nation cause of death was liver necrosis, or the death of liver cells. Murray said that the MIAMI — A third victim of a cub’s lungs massive parking garage collapse also were at a Miami college died ThursunderdevelMei Xiang day, just hours after rescuers oped and pulled him from beneath piles of twisted steel and crumbled con- likely didn’t provide enough oxygen to the liver. crete, police said. The underdeveloped lungs Samuel Perez, 53, who was may have been caused by being trapped in the collapse Wednesday at Miami Dade College, was born prematurely, Murray said. The birth was a surprise beneath the rubble for about 13 hours, communicating with res- because it wasn’t clear that panda mother Mei Xiang was cuers before being taken to a still fertile. hospital. Crews were saddened The zoo has a five-year to hear he had died, said Miamiagreement with China to keep Dade Police Lt. Rosanna Corits two pandas, Mei Xiang and dero-Stutz. Tian Tain, through 2015. Officials said they no longer expected to find anyone alive New Aurora charges and expected to pull a fourth person from what remained of CENTENNIAL, Colo. — the five-story structure that had Prosecutors Thursday added 14 been under construction. counts of attempted murder to Police identified the other the charges against Aurora, two men who died as Jose Colo., theater shooting suspect Calderon and Carlos Hurtado James Holmes. de Mendoza, 48. All three of the They also amended five other dead worked for subcontractors counts that Holmes, 24, already of the firm handling the confaced. Details about the new struction of the garage, Ajax charges were not made public. Building Corp., said Ajax presiHolmes is accused of killing dent and CEO Bill Byrne. 12 people and injuring 58 after opening fire in a movie theater Cub died of liver woes July 20 during the crowded midnight premiere of “The Dark WASHINGTON — Liver trouble killed a giant panda cub Knight Rises.” The former neuroscience that died last month, about a graduate student already faces week after its surprise birth at the National Zoo, the zoo’s chief multiple murder and attemptedmurder charges. veterinarian said Thursday. The Associated Press Suzan Murray said the cub’s
Third person dies in parking garage collapse
Briefly: World Typical of his ability to skirt the censors’ limitations, Mo had retreated from Beijing in BEIRUT — The leader of recent days to Hezbollah claimed responsibilthe rural eastity Thursday for launching the ern village of Mo drone aircraft that entered Gaomi where Israeli airspace earlier this he was raised and which is the week, a rare and provocative move by the Lebanese militants. backdrop for much of his work. He greeted the prize with charIsraeli warplanes shot down acteristic low-key indifference. the unmanned plane, but the “Whether getting it or not, I infiltration marked a rare don’t care,” said 57-year-old Mo, breach of Israel’s airspace. Hezbollah had been the lead- whose real name is Guan Moye and whose pen name “Mo Yan” ing suspect because of its arsemeans “don’t speak.” nal of sophisticated Iranian weapons and a history of trying Yemeni official killed to deploy similar aircraft. “This is not the first time SANAA, Yemen — A masked and will not be the last,” Sheik gunman assassinated a Yemeni Hassan Nasrallah said in a tele- security official who worked for vised address. “We can reach the U.S. Embassy in a drive-by any place we want” inside shooting Thursday near his Israel, he said. home in the capital, officials said, adding that the assault Nobel literature prize bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida’s Yemen branch. BEIJING — Novelist Mo The attack comes amid a Yan, whose popular, bawdy tales sharp deterioration of security bring to life rural China, won in several Muslim countries the Nobel Prize for literature since the collapse of police Thursday, the first time it has states controlled by autocratic been given to a Chinese person who is not a critic of the author- leaders during a wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring. itarian government. A team of some 50 Marines “He’s one of those people that was sent to Sanaa to bolwho’s a bit of a sharp point for ster security at the U.S. the Chinese officials, yet manEmbassy after a Sept. 13 attack ages to keep his head above by protesters was scheduled to water,” said his longtime U.S. translator, Howard Goldblatt of leave Thursday, and it was not clear if the attack affected those the University of Notre Dame. plans, Yemeni officials said. “That’s a fine line to walk, as you can imagine.” The Associated Press
Hezbollah says it sent drone over Israel
Mexican cartels flood U.S. with cheap meth ‘Superlabs’ use an established drug pipeline THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ST. LOUIS — Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation’s drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factory-like “superlabs.” Although Mexican meth is not new to the U.S. drug trade, it now accounts for as much as 80 percent of the meth sold here, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. And it is as much as 90 percent pure, a level that offers users a faster, more intense and longer-lasting high. “These are sophisticated, hightech operations in Mexico that are operating with extreme precision,” said Jim Shroba, a DEA agent in St. Louis. “They’re moving it out the door as fast as they can manufacture it.” The cartels are expanding into the U.S. meth market just as they did with heroin: developing an inexpensive, highly addictive form of the drug and sending it through the same pipeline already used to funnel marijuana and cocaine, authorities said.
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A soldier guards a room full of barrels after a seizure of 15 tons of pure methamphetamine at a small ranch outside Guadalajara, Mexico, in February. Seizures along the border have more than quadrupled during the past several years. DEA records reviewed by The Associated Press show that the amount of seized meth jumped from slightly more than 4,000 pounds in 2007 to more than 16,000 pounds in 2011.
Prices tumbled During that same period, the purity of Mexican meth shot up, too, from 39 percent in 2007 to 88 percent by 2011, according to DEA documents. The price fell 69 percent, tumbling from $290 per pure gram to less than $90.
Mexican meth has a clearer, glassier appearance than more crudely produced formulas and often resembles ice fragments, usually with a clear or bluishwhite color. “It has a much more pure look,” said Paul Roach, a DEA agent in Denver. This doesn’t mean American labs have disappeared. The number of U.S. meth labs continues to rise even as federal, state and local laws place heavy restrictions on the purchase of cold and allergy pills containing pseudoephedrine, a major component in the most common meth recipe.
Russian weapons taken off Syrian jetliner, Turkey says Tensions rise with latest accusations THE NEW YORK TINES
MOSCOW — Escalating a confrontation with Russia, Turkey’s prime minister said Thursday that Russian military equipment and munitions bound for Syria’s Defense Ministry had been confiscated from a Syrian civilian jetliner on a Moscow-to-Damascus flight, which was forced to land in Ankara on suspicion of illicitly carrying war material. The accusation by the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, inflamed Turkey’s already difficult relationship with Syria, where a 19-month-old uprising against President Bashar alAssad has grown into a civil war. Erdogan’s accusation, reported by Turkey’s semiofficial Anatolian News Agency, came hours after the Russian Foreign Ministry accused the Turks of illegally grounding and searching the plane and a Russian arms export company denied that military equipment from Russia could have been aboard. But the Russians later modified their reaction and by day’s end were not ruling out such a possibility. The Turks, saying they had acted on an intelligence tip, forced the Air Syria flight with 35 passengers aboard to land at an air-
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A Syrian passenger plane sits at Esenboga airport in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday after Turkish jets forced it to land on suspicion that it might be carrying weapons. port in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Wednesday. “From Russia, an institution equivalent to our Machinery and Chemical Industry has sent military tools, equipment and ammunition to the Syrian Defense Ministry,” Erdogan was quoted as saying about the plane inspection.
Defense equipment He was drawing a comparison to a leading provider of defense equipment to the Turkish military. “Upon the intelligence received, research there was conducted, and it was unfortunately seen that there was such equip-
ment inside,” Erdogan said. He did not further specify what precisely had been found. Erdogan also said that an upcoming visit to Turkey by Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, had been postponed. Earlier, Syria reacted for the first time to the disrupted flight of the Syria Air jetliner, which it said had been prevented from resuming its journey for eight hours. Syrian officials quoted by SANA, the official news agency, called the Turkish action illegal, accused the Turks of mistreating the crew and frightening the passengers, and said Syria would protest the incident to international aviation authorities.
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West: Police mum on whether body is Colo. girl
Nation: 14 people dead in latest meningitis outbreak
Nation: Circumcision rite safety questioned in N.Y.C.
World: Solitary dolphin in Caymans worries experts
COLORADO POLICE LOOKING for a 10-year-old girl who disappeared on her walk to school have found a body in a park but are not saying whether it is linked to the case and noted Thursday that officers are still searching for her. The discovery is the latest turn in the disappearance of Jessica Ridgeway that saw police look for clues in a reported sighting of a car with Colorado plates in Maine and a Wyoming abduction. The FBI said the abduction was unrelated. Police spokesman Trevor Materasso said the body “is not intact,” and that has slowed the work of identification. Materasso left a midday news conference without answering any questions.
THE GOVERNMENT SAID 170 people now have been sickened in the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots, and 14 of them have died. Idaho became the 11th state to report at least one illness. The others are Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count Thursday, showing 33 more cases and two additional deaths The outbreak of rare fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. A specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts has recalled the steroid.
A GROUP OF rabbis is clashing with New York health officials over the safety of an ancient circumcision ritual. Three rabbis and three Jewish groups sued the city Thursday in an attempt to block enforcement of a regulation requiring written parental consent for the rite, which health experts say has killed two children since 2004. During the ritual, the person performing the circumcision attempts to cleanse the wound by sucking blood from the cut and spitting it aside. New York City’s Health Department said the saliva contact could give the infant Herpes simplex, a virus that can be deadly in newborns.
A LONE BOTTLENOSE dolphin has been cavorting for months in waters off the Cayman Islands, a rare case of a solo dolphin far from a pod of his fellows. The sight of the dolphin has delighted boaters, swimmers and divers, but his antics dismay scientists who traveled to the archipelago to study him. They said that the dolphin is a danger to humans and worry the dolphin could hurt himself. “He spent a fair amount of time engaging in very high-risk behavior,” said Laura Engleby, a marine mammal branch chief with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “There is concern for his safety.”
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
The Vice Presidential Debate
Both candidates allow slips to slip in
Joe Biden BY CALVIN WOODWARD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON â€” Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to presidential-campaign politics, Republican Paul Ryan has already earned something of a reputation for taking flying leaps past reality. Howâ€™d they do Thursday night? Hereâ€™s a look at some of their claims:
Libya security â– BIDEN, on whether U.S. should have beefed up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the deadly terrorist attack there â€” â€œWe werenâ€™t told they wanted more security there.â€? â– RYAN â€” â€œThere were requests for more security.â€? â– THE FACTS â€” Ryan is right, judging by testimony from Obama administration officials at a congressional hearing this week. Charlene R. Lamb, a deputy assistant secretary for diplomatic security, told lawmakers she refused requests for more security in Benghazi, saying the department wanted to train Libyans to protect the consulate. â€œYes, sir, I said personally I would not support it,â€? she said. Eric Nordstrom, who was the top security official in Libya earlier this year, testified he was criticized for seeking more security. He said conversations he had with people in Washington led him to believe that it was â€œabundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. â€œHow thin does the ice have to get before someone falls through?â€? â– RYAN â€” â€œWe should have spoken out right away when the green revolution was up and starting, when the mullahs in Iran were attacking their people. â€œWe should not have called Bashar Assad a reformer
when he was turning his Russian-provided guns on his own people.â€? â– THE FACTS â€” Neither President Barack Obama nor anyone else in his administration ever considered the Syrian leader a â€œreformer.â€? The oft-repeated charge stems from an interview Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave in March 2011 noting that â€œmany of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe heâ€™s a reformer.â€? She did not endorse that view. The comment was widely perceived to be a knock at senators such as John Kerry of Massachusetts who maintained cordial relations with Assad in the months leading up to his crackdown on protesters.
Rescue of GM â– BIDEN â€” â€œWe went out and rescued General Motors.â€? â– THE FACTS â€” Actually, the auto bailout of General Motors and Chrysler began under President George W. Bush. The Obama administration continued and expanded it.
Medicare payments â– RYAN â€” â€œAnd then they put this new Obamacare board in charge of cutting Medicare each and every year in ways that will lead to denied care for current seniors. â€œThis board, by the way, itâ€™s 15 people, the presidentâ€™s supposed to appoint them next year. And not one of them even has to have medical training.â€? â– THE FACTS â€” Ryan is referring to the Independent Payment Advisory Board, created under President Barack Obamaâ€™s health care overhaul law. It has the power to force cuts in Medicare payments to service providers if costs rise above certain levels and Congress fails to act. But it doesnâ€™t look like the
board will be cutting Medicare â€œeach and every year,â€? as Ryan asserts. Medicare costs are currently rising modestly and the governmentâ€™s own experts project the boardâ€™s intervention will not be needed until 2018 and 2019 at the earliest â€” after Obama leaves office if re-elected to a second term.
for any potential nuclear war- that he wrote for The New York head. Times. But his point was never that Medicare again he wanted the auto industry to go down the tubes. â– BIDEN â€” â€œWhat we did Romney opposed using governis, we saved $716 billion and ment money to bail out Chrysler put it back, applied it to Mediand General Motors, instead care.â€? â– THE FACTS â€” Contrary to favoring privately financed bankBidenâ€™s assertion, not all the ruptcy restructuring. His prescription seemed money cut from Medicare is going improbable. back into the program in some Automakers were hemorrhagother way. ing cash and the banking system The administration is cutting $716 billion over 10 years in was in crisis, so private money Medicare payments to providers wasnâ€™t available. Without the government and using some of the money to money, itâ€™s likely both companies improve benefits under the prowould have gone out of business. gram. Romney did propose governBut most of the money is being used to expand health care cover- ment-guaranteed private loans for both companies after bankage outside of Medicare. ruptcy.
â– BIDEN, when asked who would pay more taxes in Obamaâ€™s second term â€” â€œPeople making a million dollars or more.â€? â– THE FACTS â€” Obamaâ€™s proposed tax increase reaches farther down the income ladder than millionaires. He wants to roll back Bush-era tax cuts for individuals making over $200,000 and couples mak- Health care law ing more than $250,000. RYAN â€” â€œWhat troubles me more is how this administraIran-nuclear tion has handled all of these â– RYAN â€” â€œWe cannot allow issues. Iran to gain a nuclear weapâ€œLook at what theyâ€™re doing ons capability. Now, letâ€™s take through Obamacare with a look at where weâ€™ve gone â€” respect to assaulting the relicome from. gious liberties of this country. â€œWhen Barack Obama was â€œTheyâ€™re infringing upon elected, they had enough fis- our first freedom, the freedom sile material â€” nuclear mate- of religion, by infringing on rial â€” to make one bomb. Catholic charities, Catholic â€œNow they have enough for churches, Catholic hospitals.â€? five. Theyâ€™re racing toward a THE FACTS â€” The requirenuclear weapon. Theyâ€™re four ment under the health care law years closer toward a nuclear that most employers cover birth weapons capability.â€? control free of charge to female â– THE FACTS â€” Ryanâ€™s employees does not apply to claim is misleading. Iran isnâ€™t churches, houses of worship, or believed to have produced any of other institutions directly the highly enriched uranium involved in propagating a relineeded to produce even one gious faith. nuclear weapon, let alone five. It does apply to church-affiliThat point isnâ€™t even disputed ated institutions such as hospitals by Israel, whose Prime Minister and charities that serve the genBenjamin Netanyahu implored eral public. the world at the United Nations last month to create a â€œred lineâ€? at Auto industry bailout enrichment above 20 percent. BIDEN â€” â€œRomney said Iran would have to enrich uranium at much higher levels to â€˜No, let Detroit go bankrupt.â€™â€? THE FACTS: GOP presidenproduce a weapon. There is intelligence suggest- tial candidate Mitt Romney has ing that Iran has worked on gotten endless grief through the weapon designs, but not that it campaign for the headline put on has developed a delivery system his November 2008 opinion essay
Small businesses RYAN â€” â€œThis one tax would actually tax about 53 percent of small-business income.â€? BIDEN â€” â€œNinety-seven percent of the small businesses in America pay less â€” make less than $250,000.â€? THE FACTS â€” Both are correct, but incomplete, when sizing up the effect on small business of raising taxes for individuals making more than $200,000 and married couples making more than $250,000, as Obama wants to do. Republicans say that would hit small-business owners who report business income on their individual income tax; Democrats say the overwhelming majority of small businesses would not be affected. According to a 2010 report by the Joint Committee on Taxation, the official scorekeeper for Congress, about 3 percent of people who report business income would face a tax increase under Obamaâ€™s plan. That supportâ€™s Bidenâ€™s point. The same report says those business owners account for about half of all business income. That supports Ryan.
Debate: Biden, Ryan clash frequently CONTINUED FROM A1 There was nothing listless this time as the 69-yearold Biden sat next to the 42-year old Wisconsin congressman on a stage at Centre College in Kentucky. Nearly 90 minutes after the initial disagreement over foreign policy, the two men were still at it, clashing sharply over rival approaches to reducing federal deficits. â€œThe president likes to say he has a plan,â€? said Ryan, a seven-term congressman. But in fact â€œhe gave a speechâ€? and never backed it up with details. Biden conceded that Republicans indeed had a plan. But he said that if enacted it would have â€œeviscerated all the things the middle class care about,â€? including cutting health care programs and education.
As Biden and Ryan well knew, last weekâ€™s presidential debate has fueled a Republican comeback in opinion polls. Republicans and Democrats alike have said in recent days the presidential race now approximates the competitive situation in place before the two political conventions. Obama and Romney are generally separated by a point or two in national public opinion polls and in several battleground states, while the president holds a slender lead in Ohio and Wisconsin. With Democrats eager for Biden to show the spark the president lacked, he did so. He supplemented his criticism by periodically smiling mockingly, wagging his finger and raising his arms in mock disbelief as his rival spoke.
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that quote, I think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words donâ€™t come out of your mouth the right way.â€? The serial disagreements started immediately after the smiles and handshakes of the opening. Ryan said in the debateâ€™s opening moments that U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens had been denied sufficient security by administration officials. Stevens died in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11. â€œNot a single thing he said is accurate,â€? Biden shot back. Both the president and Romney campaigned in battleground states during the day before ceding the spotlight to their political partners for the evening. â€œI thought Joe Biden was
terrific tonight. I could not be prouder of him,â€? Obama told reporters after watching the debate aboard Air Force One. Likewise, Romney called Ryan and congratulated him on his performance, a campaign spokesman said. Obama and Romney hold their next debate on Tuesday in Hempstead, N.Y, then meet again on Oct. 22 in Boca Raton, Fla. In Kentucky, Biden and Ryan seemed ready for a showdown from their opening moments on stage, and neither seemed willing to let the other have the final word. With Democrats eager for Biden to show the spark the president lacked, he did so. Ryan focused on dreary economic statistics â€” 23 million are struggling to work, he said, and 15 percent of the country is living in poverty.
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â€˜Healthy Affairâ€™ combines fair, walk Saturday â€˜Human Bean Raceâ€™ included in festivities PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Mosaic, a support organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will present â€œA Healthy Affair,â€? featuring â€œThe Human Bean Race and Fun Walkâ€? and a health fair, on Saturday. The event will be at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., on Saturday. Registration for the Human Bean Fun Walk begins at 8 a.m. with a $25 registration fee. The walk, which is for everyone, begins at 9 a.m. and will be followed at the church by a health fair. People are invited to sponsor a walker or join the walkers on an easy 1to 2-mile course starting and ending at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Prizes will be awarded for best beanie (hat), most pledges earned, spirit award and for being in the middle of the pack. Local medical providers will share their knowledge in an informal setting at the church from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. In conjunction with the health fair, an art show of Allison Ormsbyâ€™s work will
be on display at Karonâ€™s Frame Center, 625 E. Front St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Ormsby, a longtime Mosaic member, died three years ago after discovering she had stage 4 breast cancer. One of her paintings was used to render the new Mosaic logo. Created by April Larson, the heart motif represents the Mosaic motto, â€œA Community with Heart Includes Everyone.â€? The art exhibit continues through October in celebration of Ormsby and to raise awareness about breast cancer and developmental disabilities. Mosaic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that educates, empowers and enriches the lives of adults with developmental disabilities in Clallam County. Formerly known as Special Needs Advocacy Parents â€” or SNAP â€” the organization changed its name after the stateâ€™s food stamp program changed its name to SNAP last year, according to program Director Bonne Smith. There was other confusion as well, she said. â€œPeople thought it was the parents with special needs,â€? Smith said. To participate in this inaugural event, phone Mosaic at 360-681-8642 or email Lisa Petrisin, health fair chairwoman, at email@example.com.
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Quilter wins 2nd at expo BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” A Port Angeles quilter crossed off one item from her bucket list â€” acceptance to a juried national quilt show â€” then did one better, taking second place in the largequilt category. â€œFor a first-time entry, itâ€™s kind of crazy,â€? said Carmen Czachor, a 48-yearold Port Angeles veterinarian who owns Family Veterinary Clinic at the intersection of Mahogany Lane and U.S. Highway 101 on the eastern edge of town. The large blue, green and purple â€œPrairie Starâ€? quilt was selected along with 28 other quilts for the Northwest Quilting Expo, held in Sept. 20-22 in Portland, Ore.
Bucket list That alone fulfilled the item from Czachorâ€™s bucket list. Two days before the show opened to the public, show organizers called to tell her that her quilt had taken second place. â€œI said â€˜Get the hell out of Dodge,â€™â€? Czachor said. â€œThen I said, â€˜Did I really say that?â€™â€? she said with a laugh. Czachor said she began her project with a pre-made star pattern, a Judy Niemeyer design, selected with an eye toward what it takes to win a quilt competition. â€œIt was a gorgeous pattern. Then I picked my favorite colors,â€? she said. Quilt patterns by Niemeyer, a commercial quilt-pattern maker, allow for small detail work with perfect seams, both of which are required to do well in a show, said Czachor, spouse of Andrew May, who writes a gardening column for the Peninsula Daily News. Czachor started cutting and piecing together the quilt in November 2011 and finished the pattern in May. Then she turned it over to Terry Tomaki, a Port Angeles quilter, to sew together the three layers of fabric. Tomaki also received a ribbon for her work on the quilt.
Carmen Czachor receives second place in the large-quilt category at the recent Northwest Quilting Expo in Portland, Ore. Once the quilt was complete, Czachor decided it was worthy of the competition and submitted it to the show for selection. Many of the other quilts in the show, including the one that took first place, were heavily beaded in addition to the piecing and quilting aspects of the fabric pieces of folk art. â€œI donâ€™t have the time for that,â€? Czachor said. The large-sized quilts are intended to be used on beds, but many people use the beaded quilts as wall hangings, she said. Czachor was unable to attend the award ceremony to collect her prize, so the ribbons were shipped back to her with the quilt, she said. Czachor, who has been quilting for 25 years, is one of the younger quilters in the quilt world. Czachor said she once jokingly told a quilt supply-shop owner that it was apparent that â€œthe one with the most unfinished projects wins.â€?
â€œShe told me, â€˜Youâ€™re not old enough yet,â€™â€? Czachor said. Working as a veterinarian and running a business, Czachor said she has less time to work on her quilts than many of the older, often-retired quilters.
Uses free time She relies on free time after work or on weekends to put her quilts together and isnâ€™t sure how much this quilt could be sold for. â€œIâ€™ve seen quilts like it go at auction for more than $600,â€? she said. But the quilt is not likely to be put on the market. House pets are hard on quilts, and Czachor said at least one used on a bed in her home was damaged by claws to the point that it needed repair. Czachor said the winning quilt will be going to a place where it will be safe from pets. â€œIt will be going to college with my son in a couple of years,â€? she said.
Small-business symposium set today at PT cafe Workshops, panel â€œThe economy hasnâ€™t discussions on tap completely rebounded, but the best way to at free function BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” Small-business owners can get some free advice and help with their business plans at a symposium today. The free symposium will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the space above the Silverwater Cafe, 237 Taylor St. â€œWe want to expose local businesses to the breadth of local resources that are available to them,â€? said Heather Dudley Nollette, one of the organizers. â€œThey will have the opportunity to talk to experts and plug into the local business support network.â€? The gathering is sponsored by the CoLab, which is establishing a space where entrepreneurs can share resources and work together, along with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Young Professionals Network, Team Jefferson of Jefferson Countyâ€™s Economic Development Council and the Port Townsend Main Street Program.
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â€˜A first stepâ€™ Nollette said she â€œdoesnâ€™t have a crystal ballâ€? as to what businesses are most likely to thrive in Port Townsend, but having a sense of what the market needs is a first step toward success. â€œThere are a lot of opportunities here,â€? Nollette said. â€œAnd this workshop gives people a chance to talk to each other.â€? After the event, the Young Professionals Network will host a 21-andolder after-party networking mixer, with food and drinks available for purchase from the Silverwater Cafe and Mezzaluna Lounge. Admission is $5 for those who are not members of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce or Young Professionals Network. Members of those organizations will be admitted free. For more information, visit www.ptcolab.com.
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Home invasion suspect is arrested in Poulsbo BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — The third member of a trio of young men thought responsible for a homeinvasion robbery and an attempt at a similar robbery in Port Angeles was arrested in Poulsbo this week and was in custody in the Clallam County jail on Thursday. Benjamin Myles Wetzler, 19, was arrested by Poulsbo police officers late Wednesday. The officers stopped him after checking his license plate and finding an arrest warrant issued by Clallam County in connection with the two home invasions July 7 and 8. Wetzler was being held on $750,000 bail after he was transferred from the DIANE URBANI
Kitsap County jail for investigation of two counts of burglary in the first degree, two counts of robbery in the first degree, unlawful imprisonment and first-degree trafficking in stolen property, according to the Clallam County jail roster.
First of three On July 7, a couple in Gales Addition told deputies they were awakened by a knock on their back door at about 1:25 a.m. The man opened the door and was confronted by a man pointing a gun at his head. Three men disguised in black clothing took jewelry, coins and four guns, and threw water on the woman. On July 8, a resident on South Barr Road — later
identified as Louie Rychlik, 70 — reported an attempted robbery at his home that ended when he shot through his back door at one of the men. He said the two men who were at his door fled in different directions. William S. Moore Jr., 19, and Travis L. Turner, 23, were charged in July and pleaded not guilty to several charges in connection with the robbery and attempted robbery. Detectives said Turner and Moore confessed in recorded statements and implicated Wetzler. Moore, a homeless man, is being held on $25,000 bond in the Clallam County jail on charges of one count of burglary in the first degree, one count of residential burglary, two counts of robbery in the
first degree, theft of a firearm, unlawful imprisonment and second-degree trafficking in stolen property. He is scheduled for an Oct. 22 predisposition hearing at the Clallam County Courthouse. Turner, a Port Angeles resident, is being held on $250,000 bond on charges of one count of burglary in the first degree, two counts of robbery in the first degree, theft of a firearm, unlawful imprisonment and second-degree trafficking in stolen property. His trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 13 at the Clallam County Courthouse.
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Jackson Leclaire, then 4, of Seattle was among those who enjoyed Sunday breakfast at the 2011 Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival.
Elwha cultural exhibit set up CONTINUED FROM A1 rock and finally folk and gospel. Local duos such as The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Dancers and Blackbird and Standing on Singers, directed by Arlene Shoulders, bands such as Wheeler, will offer their Tanga and Haywire, and music, and then Grinnell, Seattle hot-club outfit Pearl Charles and Port Angeles Django are all in the lineup. As with the cooking Mayor Cherie Kidd will offidemonstrations, all of the cially open the festival. “Saturday will be a very live music is free from 11 special day,” said Scott a.m. until 8:30 p.m. SaturNagel, producing director of day and from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday. CrabFest.
He added that the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe will set up a cultural exhibit replete with a vessel from the Canoe Journey, the long-distance paddle that takes place here each summer. The exhibit will await visitors in front of The Gateway on Lincoln Street. At noon Saturday, 15 minutes after opening ceremonies conclude, CrabFest’s 12 free cooking demonstrations commence under The Gateway pavilion. Arran Stark, Port Townsend chef and promoter of local produce, will step up first with causa, a Peruvian potato dish to be sampled along with fresh crab salad. After Stark’s demo Saturday, 10 other chefs from the Olympic Peninsula, Seattle, Shelton and Victoria, B.C., will cook and hand out samples at the top of every hour: at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m. On Sunday, more cooking demonstrations will start at 11 a.m. with a surprise dish by Stark, continue every hour on the hour and end at 4 p.m. with Red Lion chef Craig Alexander’s saffron and Dungeness crab risotto. Adding to the cultural flavors at The Gateway, local and regional artists will set up on City Pier at the north end of Lincoln Street. Inside the Crab Central tent in the Red Lion lot, CrabFesters will find food and drink as well as folk songs, Gypsy jazz, Brazilian jazz, bluegrass, country blues, country rock, classic
For the second consecutive year, CrabFest has spirituality. The Crab Revival began last year with a performance by the Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers and the duo of David Rivers and Abby Mae Latson. This year, it’s expanded: The men’s gospel choir is coming back to sing under The Gateway pavilion, and then David Rivers and his father, singer-songwriter Michael Rivers, will make some more gospel music together. The Crab Revival, to go from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., is also a chance to hear Standing on Shoulders, a new duo featuring Latson and her singer-guitarist partner Dillan Witherow. The pair will offer their songs and — like the rest of the morning’s singers — invite the audience to join them in a singalong.
Sunday breakfast Sustenance for the body as well as the soul will be easy to locate Sunday morning: Crepes and other breakfast specialties are to be among the choices at The Gateway from 9 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. And for those who have seen the weather forecast, a final point: This being the North Olympic Peninsula, the festival is, as always, held rain or shine. More information is at www.crabfestival.org and 360-452-6300.
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A kayaker paddles across Port Angeles Harbor as the MV Coho ferry looms into view from Victoria. Our long-lost companion — rain — is expected to bring a soggy weekend to the North Olympic Peninsula, ending a long dry spell. For a complete weather forecast, see Page B12 today.
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crew will be in rented facility CONTINUED FROM A1 bond the district issued in December 2010. Proceeds from that bond Beezley said once the bids are accepted, it will have so far been used to take about three months to purchase two new engines, prepare for construction two Advanced Life Support and up to a year to finish medic units, purchase the Lawrence Street station construction. During that time, the from the city of Port fire crew from that station Townsend, buy two brush will operate out of a rented firefighting units and pay facility at Rhody Drive and off remaining mortgage debt on the Henry Miller Ness’ Corner Road. A portion of the success- Fire Station. The remaining funds ful levy increase approved by voters in April 2010 was will determine what options allotted to making pay- can be included in the new ments on a $4.2 million Chimacum station.
Additional renovations include the upgrade of the Marrowstone Island facility, which Beezley said “doesn’t even have a bathroom,” and building on an addition to the Critter Lane station that will be used for administration. The fire department’s administration is now located in a rented strip mall office at 40 Seton Road. Beezley said the two new engines, which were delivered to the department in September, were bought through a cooperative pur-
chasing agreement with Pierce County Fire Protection District No. 21 at a discounted price of about $360,000 each. The pumpers have a maximum water-flow capacity of 1,500 gallons per minute and contain an internal 750-gallon tank. A third engine will join the fleet in mid-2013.
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Briefly: State Bear feast on honey in beehives
still alive. He also electrified and strengthened the fence to keep the bear from coming back. Luster estimates the lost honey and damaged hives cost more than $1,000, but he doesn’t blame the bear for being hungry. The Ballard Bee Co. is a pollination service. It has about 70 hives placed on four Snoqualmie Valley farms. It also places another 70 hives in backyards and on rooftops in Seattle.
CARNATION — Beehives on a farm near Carnation were an obvious target for a bear that pushed down a fence and helped itself to more than 100 pounds of honey. Ballard Bee Co. owner Corky Luster said after the damage was discovered Wednesday, he reassembled two broken hives. He hopes Suicide thwarted the remaining bees survive, VANCOUVER, Wash. — assuming their queens are A Clark County jail inmate
is recovering at the hospital after attempting to commit suicide. Sheriff’s Sgt. Shane Gardiner said the 27-yearold man tried to hang himself using a sheet Thursday, but officers noticed the attempt and thwarted it. The officers provided aid until paramedics arrived. The inmate’s name has not been released.
11-story fall PULLMAN — A Washington State University student has survived a fall from the 11th story of a dormitory building. The school said the
22-year-old male student fell from Orton Hall on Wednesday night. University spokesman Darin Watkins said the student suffered extensive injuries and was flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. The student’s fall was broken by trees next to the building, and he landed in the grass. When emergency crews arrived, the student was conscious and talking. WSU police said alcohol was not a factor in the fall, and no foul play is suspected. The Associated Press
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
Storm’s anniversary churns memories Mountains protected PA, Sequim from brunt BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
The lights went out in the third quarter of the rivalry football game between visiting Port Angeles and Sequim high schools Oct. 12, 1962. For those in attendance, it was an ominous sign of what would be remembered as the strongest and most destructive storm to hit the Pacific Northwest in recorded history. Fueled by a low-pressure center equal to a Category 3 hurricane, the “Columbus Day Storm” churned up winds of more than 150 mph on the Oregon and Washington coasts and more than 100 mph in the western interior. It happened 50 years ago today. Ted Buehner, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle, described the event as “the granddaddy of all wind storms.” “A lot of Friday night football games got disrupted by the storm,” he said. By comparison, the storm wasn’t nearly as bad along the central Strait of Juan de Fuca as it was in most of Western Washington and Oregon. The Olympic Mountains shielded the Port Angeles and Sequim areas from the brunt of the storm.
“Not much wind,” Buehner said. “But if you go to Port Townsend, or west, maybe starting at Joyce heading out to Sekiu, quite a lot of wind,” he said. “The winds were so strong, we don’t know how high the wind speeds were because one, the power went out, or two, the wind instruments were destroyed,” Buehner added. The only recorded wind speed for the North Olympic Peninsula was on Tatoosh Island, where it got as high as 78 mph before instruments were knocked offline.
Strongest non-tropical Weather experts said the Columbus Day Storm was the strongest non-tropical windstorm to hit the lower 48 states since the arrival of European settlers. The low-pressure center hugged the Oregon and Washington coastline as it moved north, causing a swath of destruction from northern California to southern British Columbia. All told, 46 people were killed, including 15 in Washington state, said Buehner, who didn’t know where in the state the deaths occurred. Hundreds were injured, millions lost power, and more than 15 million board feet of timber was raked
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The Oct. 13, 1962, front page of the Port Angeles Evening News documents the storm. from the coastline to western Montana. In Seattle, the 1962 World’s Fair closed early as winds reached 100 mph in nearby Renton. “Some people were trapped on the Ferris wheel,” Buehner said. “I can imagine the ride they were experiencing up there.”
‘Tuning fork’ On the Seattle fairgrounds, “trees snapped like matchsticks and the wind whistling through the Space Needle tripod made a sound like a giant tuning fork,” the Port Angeles Evening News reported Oct. 13, 1962. In Clallam County, fallen trees and limbs covered the roads. Initial reports said the most extensive damage occurred in the Lake Crescent area and east county
near the Jefferson County line. Port Townsend was “almost completely isolated” by the storm, and emergency portable generators were put into service. Travelers recounted chopping trees with an ax to get back to the Peninsula from the Bainbridge Island ferry landing the night of the Columbus Day Storm. Although the Hood Canal Bridge remained open, it took more than three hours to get to Sequim. “The first lights the travelers saw were those of Sequim,” the Evening News reported. “They had never looked so good.” Janet Young of Port Angeles was living near the beach in Newport, Ore., in 1962. The winds there gusted to 138 mph on Columbus Day 1962.
Young remembers the heavy surf and the wind rattling her windows. “Our neighbors’ roof blew off the garage and landed on their car,” she recalled. “And I remember a story about a little Volkswagen that got picked up and turned around on the road. “All it did to us was rattle our windows, which was amazing.” Willard Morgan of Forks was driving a dump truck on Gunderson Mountain on the West End when the winds kicked up around noon. “It was windy enough that you couldn’t stand up,” Morgan said. “It was time to come home.” Clallam County Commissioner Mike Doherty said the storm knocked in a large window at his parents’ Port Angeles home. An air pocket kept the window from breaking as it landed on the carpet. Doherty was serving in the Navy in the South China Sea at the time. He remembers the typewritten letter from his parents, Margaret and Howard Doherty. “Hell of a storm,” his father wrote. University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor Cliff Mass discussed the Columbus Day Storm on his weather blog, www.cliffmass.blogspot. com. He said the winds peaked at 160 mph at Naselle in southwest Washington, 145 mph at Cape
Blanco on the Oregon Coast and 116 mph in Portland, Ore. In those days, meteorologists had far less weather data to work with, and the Columbus Day Storm was not forecast. “The weather prediction made on Oct. 11 was for improving conditions and no storm,” Mass wrote. “Only early on the 12th, when some ominous ship reports were received, did Weather Bureau forecasters realize that there was a serious storm approaching the region.”
More devastating today Buehner said a similar storm would be “much more devastating” today because the state’s population has more than doubled — from 3 million in 1962 to 6.8 million — and the infrastructure is far more expansive. The Columbus Day Storm is the centerpiece of the Take Winter By Storm preparedness campaign that Buehner is promoting. The campaign recommends emergency kits with extra food and water in homes, vehicles and offices. Buehner was 6 when he witnessed the Columbus Day Storm from his Portland home. “The storm was what motivated and drove me into the weather business from an early age,” he said.
________ Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsula dailynews.com.
Lincoln Park improvements may cost millions Public comments used to develop plans for upgrade BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — The price tag for the full suite of improvements proposed for Lincoln Park is in, and the consultant hired to design the project expects them to cost about $24 million. The Port of Port Angeles hired Juliet Vong from Seattle-based landscape architectural firm HBB to develop the $150,000 Lincoln Park Master Plan, which lays out how the park could be upgraded if City Council members approve. The full-scale improvement option for the 147acre city park is one of three presented to the public at past city Parks, Recreation & Beautification Commission meetings and, most recently, an open house Wednesday at the Vern Burton Community Center. “These are not small improvements,” Vong told a crowd of about 30 at the open house. “It’s a big chunk to talk about.” Vong said she used public comments from previous open houses to develop the current master plan proposal. The proposed plan
includes an improved system of bike and foot trails throughout the park, an expanded wetland, additional parking, playground areas and a new entrance off Lauridsen Boulevard. It also calls for removal of a number of diseased evergreen trees in the eastern portion of Lincoln Park and all trees tall enough to obstruct or possibly obstruct flight paths into the adjacent William R. Fairchild International Airport, which the Port of Port Angeles owns. The removed trees would be replaced with others that will not grow as high, Vong said, in addition to ground vegetation. She said the number of trees to be removed has not been determined. The other two options Vong has presented are leaving Lincoln Park as is — the “do nothing” option — and removing only trees that currently obstruct the flight path into the airport. Richard Bonine, the city’s recreational services manager, said park commissioners still are accepting public comment on the master plan.
will start at 6 p.m. in the Vern Burton meeting room, 308 E. Fourth St. Bonine said the commission could offer a formal recommendation on the plan to the City Council as early as its November meeting. The City Council could decide on the plan as early as next year, Bonine said. The proposed Lincoln Park Master Plan as presented is far from a given, Bonine said, and represents a possible way forward if City Council members decide park improvements are needed. “The master plan is there if City Council says they want park improvements,” Bonine said. “City Council can’t make an educated decision if they don’t have all the options available to them.” At Wednesday’s open house, which was not an official parks commission meeting for lack of a quorum, Vong laid out the potential costs for each of the seven phases the park improvements have been broken into. Vong said she broke the project into phases to make clear different portions of the full-scale improvement Thursday meeting plan could be completed in They will discuss the the near term or long depending on price tag and most recent term public input on the park improvements at next Thursday’s meeting, which
funding availability. “[There are] lots of ways to make things bigger if we have funding and smaller if we don’t have funding,” she said.
First phase The first portion of the project would cost about $6.7 million, Vong said, and would remove diseased trees and those higher than 30 to 40 feet. This phase, the most expensive proposed, would be eligible for funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. Cayla Morgan, an environmental manager with the FAA — which supports the option to remove all trees obstructing the flight path to the airport — said at Wednesday’s open house that the FAA is prepared to help pay short-term but not long-term tree-removal and revegetation costs. The FAA said the Lincoln Park project is considered a priority for the agency, though funding for it is dependent on many factors, including how much money Congress appropriates to it in the coming years, Morgan said. Doug Sandau, the airport and marinas manager for the Port of Port Angeles, said the FAA knows the
proposed costs of the project, and he will apply for funding as soon as possible if City Council members give their go-ahead to the plan. “But if you were to ask me today, is the money there, it is not,” Sandau told the crowd at the open house. Concerns over funding, tree removal and the public’s involvement in the master plan’s development were the most common from those attending the open house.
Natural beauty During the public comment period, Port Angeles resident Deborah Wilson said the master plan as presented does not take into account the natural beauty of Lincoln Park. Wilson, who supports only minor improvements to the park and is against tree removal, said the master plan seems to represent what the Port of Port Angeles wants and not what the public wants. “We need to preserve [the park’s natural beauty] instead of thinking of the almighty dollar,” Wilson said. Mel Rudin, Port Angeles resident and pilot, spoke in favor of the master plan as presented, saying tree
removal would improve the usability of the airport. “The airport has importance to the community,” Rudin said. Lois Danks, whose property borders Lincoln Park, said she is concerned tree removal in the park would expose trees on her property to the full force of the wind, leading to them possibly being blown over. The master plan does not call for removal of any trees on private property, Vong said. If the City Council approves the plan, the proposed tree-removal process would go through an environmental assessment to determine possible side effects before removal would be approved. To comment on the Lincoln Park Master Plan, contact Bonine at 360-4174551 or rbonine@cityofpa. com, or Corey Delikat, the city’s acting deputy director of public works operations, at 360-417-4566 or email@example.com. Comments also can be mailed to the city of Port Angeles, 321 E. Fifth St., P.O. Box 1150, Port Angeles, WA 98362. For more information on the master plan, visit http://bit.ly/T9EEcY.
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A lobby for cancer-causing chemicals WHO KNEW THAT carcinogens had their own lobby in Washington, D.C.? Don’t believe me? Just consider formaldeNicholas hyde, which is found in every- Kristof thing from nail polish to kitchen countertops, fabric softeners to carpets. Largely because of its use in building materials, we breathe formaldehyde fumes when we’re inside our homes. Just one other fact you should know: According to government scientists, it causes cancer. The chemical industry is working frantically to suppress that scientific consensus — because it fears “public confusion.” Big Chem apparently worries that you might be confused if you learned that formaldehyde caused cancer of the nose and throat, and perhaps leukemia as well. The industry’s strategy is to lobby Congress to cut off money for the Report on Carcinogens, a 500-page consensus document published every two years by the
National Institutes of Health, containing the best information about what agents cause cancer. If that sounds like shooting the messenger, well, it is. “The way the free market is supposed to work is that you have information,” said Lynn Goldman, dean of the school of public health at George Washington University. “They’re trying to squelch that information.” The larger issue is whether the federal government should be a watchdog for public health, or a lap dog for industry. When Mitt Romney denounces President Barack Obama for excessive regulation, these are the kinds of issues at stake. “Formaldehyde is known to be a human carcinogen,” declared the most recent Report on Carcinogens, published in 2011. Previous editions had listed it only as a suspected carcinogen, but the newer report, citing many studies of human and animal exposure to formaldehyde, made the case that it was time to stop equivocating. The chemical industry was outraged, because it sells lots of formaldehyde that ends up in people’s homes, often without their knowledge. “Nearly all homes had formal-
dehyde concentrations that exceeded guidelines for cancer and chronic irritation,” according to a 2009 survey by the California Energy Commission. The Report on Carcinogens also offended the chemical industry by listing styrene for the first time as “reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen.” Styrene, which goes into everything from boats to shower stalls, is mostly a risk to those who work in factories where it is used, so it’s less of an issue for the general public. The chemical industry is represented in Washington by the American Chemistry Council, which is the lobbying front for chemical giants like Exxon Mobil, Dow, BASF and DuPont. Those companies should understand that they risk their reputations when they toy with human lives. The American Chemistry Council first got its pals in Congress to order a $1 million followup study on formaldehyde and styrene. Then it demanded, through a provision drafted by Rep. Denny Rehberg, a Montana Republican, that no money be spent on another Report on Carcinogens until the follow-up was completed
Peninsula Voices Vote Democratic If you are not registered to vote, it is not too late, but it will be too late after Oct. 29 for anyone is not currently registered in Washington, so don’t delay. If you have moved since the last election, you must notify the county Auditor’s Office, even if you’ve moved within the same jurisdiction. And when you vote, be certain to vote for candidates who will cooperate with our president, and not spend their energy obstructing the progress he’s worked so hard to effect. Vote for Derek Kilmer for Congress, and return Maria Cantwell to the Senate. We can’t tolerate another four years of naysaying in Washington, D.C. Diane Kaufman, Port Angeles
FDR and economy The myth “Roosevelt saved America from economic ruin” perpetuates delusions that government cures miseries. The Federal Reserve’s money supply manipulation, prior to the downturn (a 30 percent decrease from August 1929 to March 1933), became our
Great Depression’s first fundamental cause. The stock market’s Great Crash was symptomatic, not a cause of this Depression. With unemployment averaging 8.9 percent in 1929, President [Herbert] Hoover began extensive intervention. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930, the Depression’s second major cause, halted nearly all imports by averaging a doubling of tariffs. Foreign exporters, unable to sell their products, couldn’t buy U.S. imports. Consumer prices fell almost 25 percent from 1929-1933. Peacetime’s largest tax increase, the Revenue Act of 1932, increased highest earners’ taxation 39 percent. During his first campaign, Franklin Roosevelt attacked Hoover’s “reckless and extravagant spending.” His running mate warned that Hoover was “leading the country down the path of socialism.” Under Roosevelt’s New Deal, Americans suffered the Agricultural Adjustment Act, National Industrial Act Recovery Act,
— meaning a four-year delay until the next report. Stay tuned for an industry effort to slip some such provision into the next budget legislation. Let’s be clear: There is uncertainty about toxic chemicals, and it is perfectly legitimate to criticize the Report on Carcinogens. But this effort to defund the report is an insult to science and democracy alike. Barbara K. Rimer, the chairwoman of the President’s Cancer Panel, told me that there might be ways to improve the Report on Carcinogens but that it would be wrong to cut off money for it. “Without this program, there would be a gap in the protection of the public,” she said. Last month, 76 scientists wrote a joint letter to Congress noting that the World Health Organization also listed formaldehyde as a known carcinogen, and styrene as a possible carcinogen. They defended the Report on Carcinogens as “consistent with international scientific consensus.” “The American Chemistry Council is working to delay and ultimately destroy” the Report on Carcinogens, the scientists wrote. The chemical council declined to speak to me on the record. It has a long record of obfuscation,
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Wagner Act, Civil Works Administration, Works Progress Administration and income tax increases peaking at 90 percent. Between 1933 and 1936, government spending increased 83 percent and federal debt expanded 73 percent. In 1940, after seven years of Roosevelt’s freedom-crushing government quackery, median unemployment national employment remained at 17.4 percent. In 1939, FDR’s Treasury secretary, Henry Morgenthau, confessed, “We’ve tried spending money, and it does not work. . . . I say
bers on the Capital Regional District’s sewage committee voted Wednesday to demand additional oversight powers from the British Columbia provincial government, before they pass day-to-day control of the project over to a commission of unelected experts. The cost of building the system has been estimated at $783 million. The B.C. and Canadian federal governments have promised to fund two-thirds of the cost, but only if municipal politicians move out of the way and let a seven-person panel of experts in sewage treatment, construction and financing hammer out the details.
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after eight years of this administration, we have just as much unemployment as when we started.” Reject big government. Restore liberty and prosperity. Elect conservatives. Susan Shotthafer, Port Angeles
For Romney In response to the letter “Obama at Debate” (Oct. 8 Peninsula Voices), I agree that Gov. Romney dominated last week’s debate. However, it wasn’t the moderator’s fault. President Obama actually spoke for four more
Politicos raise a stink in Victoria A MEGA-PROJECT TO finally treat sewage now thrust onto the bottom of the Strait of Juan de Fuca across the border from the North Olympic Peninsula is mired in politics in Victoria. News media reports from across the Strait this week say that Victoria-area politicians are picking a fight with the provincial government over control of the project, which is supposed to provide sewage treatment by 2018 and lose Victoria the distinction of being one of the few urban centers in North America still dumping untreated waste into the ocean. Mayors and city council mem-
borrowing the same strategies that the tobacco industry used to delay regulation of cigarettes. “It’s the same playbook,” noted Jennifer Sass, a senior scientist of the Natural Resources Defense Council. The American Chemistry Council is also trying to undermine scientific reviews by the Environmental Protection Agency. You can say this for our political system: Even carcinogens have an advocate in Washington! The basic strategy is an old one. As David Michaels notes in his book Doubt Is Their Product, the first evidence that asbestos causes cancer emerged in the 1930s. But three decades later, industry executives were still railing about “ill-informed and exaggerated” press reports, still covering up staggering cancer rates, and still denouncing regulation of asbestos as “premature.” Huge numbers of Americans today are dying as a result. Do we really want to go through that again?
Having politicians in charge can lead to delays, budget overruns and increased concern by companies that want to see stability before they bid on contracts, the province told the Victoria-area cities in a recent letter. “What the province is saying is, ‘Don’t you worry your little pretty head, we’ll take care of this,’” Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin said. “This is our authority and it needs to remain with us.” Meanwhile, two outfalls continue to discharge 34 million gallons of raw sewage daily into the Strait. Peninsula Daily News news sources
minutes than the governor. The difference was that Romney answered the questions clearly while Obama’s responses wandered aimlessly. As to the question, “How do you defend yourself from a liar,” the best way is to call them on it. That’s why Romney pointed out Obama’s claim that Romney is planning a five trillion dollar tax cut for the rich was not true and that Obama’s claim there is a tax incentive exists for businesses to move overseas was nonsense. The key to voting is to be informed. Don’t parrot what you’ve been told by partisan hacks from either party. Do your own research and have the facts. The letter writer wrote, “Obama cares.” About what? For his first two years, Democrats held the House and Senate. He could have gotten passed anything he wanted to. What did he do in those two years? Are we better off today than we were four years ago? The letter ended with, “God help him.” I agree, but I also have to add, God save us from him. Joan Keegan, Port Angeles
Is the Oct. 5 letter “Communism Alive” for real? Does the writer honestly believe cackling another “Chicken Little” call with communism is a good thing? It’s letters like that that are turning rank-and-file Republicans nationwide away from the party. I’ve seen this myself. Know something? President Bill Clinton was called the same thing, was denigrated mercilessly by Republicans of that time, and even had Ken Starr dredge up anything he could, whether real or imagined, against him. Know what? Now, the GOP can only wish that President Clinton was one of their own. Know something else? President [Barack] Obama is, in his governing style, a near carbon copy of President Clinton, and where did President Clinton leave this country, when his last term was over? Does the word “surplus” ring a bell? President Clinton didn’t have to deal with a Republican-caused recession, nor historic Republican-led congressional obstruction that is keeping us in recession, nor media outlets whose sole purpose, it seems, is to feed the extremist right-wing fear and hate mantra 24/7 to those who are most susceptible to it, either. And quoting Allen West? A confirmed extremist and member of the rightwing nuthouse brigade? I’d laugh if pity weren’t the emotion required here. What this election cycle doesn’t need is more unfounded nonsense in attempts to unfairly paint any candidate or party in a light that doesn’t exist in this country, no matter how hard they try to make it so. Please stop. Karl Matsunaga, Sequim
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Obama trails off, throws the game PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA likes to be alone. When he speaks at rallies, he doesn’t want the stage cluttered with other officeholders. When he rides in his limo, he isn’t prone to give local pols a lift. He wants to feel that he Maureen doesn’t owe his Dowd ascension to anyone else — not a rich daddy, not a spouse or father who was president, not even those who helped at pivotal moments. He believes he could do any job in his White House or campaign, from speechwriter to policy director, better than those holding the jobs. So Obama knows that he alone is responsible for his unfathomable retreat into his own head while 70 million people watched. He hadn’t been nailing it in debate prep either, taking a break to visit the Hoover Dam, and worried aides knew his head wasn’t in it. When the president realized what a dud he was, he apologized to flummoxed and irritated advisers. Once during the 2008 campaign, reading about all the cataclysms jolting the economy and the world, Obama joked to an adviser: “Maybe I should throw the game.” This time, he actually threw the game. And shaved points right off his poll ratings. The president is good at analyzing the psychology of other world leaders, and he wrote an acclaimed memoir about his long, lonely odyssey of self-discovery. But he doesn’t always do a good job at analyzing his own psychology to avoid self-destructive patterns. David Maraniss, who wrote biographies of Bill Clinton and Obama, said that both men had recurring themes. Clinton would plant “the seeds
of his own undoing” and then “find a way to recover.” Obama’s personality, Maraniss said, was shaped by his desire to avoid traps created by his unusual family and geographical backgrounds, and the trap of race in America. “It helped explain his caution, his tendency to hold back and survey life like a chessboard, looking for where he might get checkmated,” Maraniss wrote in Barack Obama: The Story, adding that it also made Obama seek to transcend confrontation. While Mitt Romney did a great job of conjuring a less off-putting and hard-right Romney, Obama walked into a trap of his own devising. It was a perfect psychological storm for the president. He performs better when his back is against the wall; he has some subconscious need to put himself in challenging positions. That makes it hard for him to surf success and intensity; he just suddenly runs out of gas and stops fighting, leaving revved up supporters confused and deflated. “That’s just his rhythm,” said one adviser. Because Obama doesn’t relish confrontation, he often fails to pin his opponents on the mat the first time he gets the chance; instead, perversely, he pulls back and allows foes to gain oxygen. It happened with Hillary in New Hampshire and Texas and with Republicans in the health care and debt-ceiling debates. Just as Obama let the tea party inflate in the summer of 2009, spreading a phony narrative about “death panels,” now he has let Romney inflate and spread a phony narrative about moderation and tax math. Even though Obama was urged not to show his pompous side, he arrived at the podium cloaked in layers of disdain; a disdain for debates, which he regards as shams, a venue, as the Carter White House adviser Gerry Rafshoon puts it, where “people prefer a good liar to a bad performer.” Obama feels: Seriously?
After all he did mopping up Republican chaos, does he really have to spend weeks practicing a canned zinger? Should the man who killed Osama bin Laden and personally reviews drone strikes have to put on a show of macho swagger? Plus, he’s filled with disdain for Romney, seeing him as the ultimate slick boardroom guy born on third base trying to peddle moneymaking deals. Surely everyone sees through this con man? Just as Poppy Bush didn’t try as hard as he should have because he assumed voters would reject Slick Willie, Obama lapsed into not trying because he assumed voters would reject Cayman Mitt. The president averted his eyes as glittering opportunities passed, even when Romney sent a lob his way with a reference to his accountant. Obama has been coddled by Valerie Jarrett, the adviser who sat next to Michelle at the debate, instead of the more politically strategic choice of local pols and their spouses. Jarrett believes that everyone must woo the prodigy who deigns to guide us, not the other way around. At a fund-raising concert in San Francisco on Monday night, the president mocked Romney’s star turn, saying “what was being presented wasn’t leadership; that’s salesmanship.” It is that distaste for salesmanship that caused Obama not to sell or even explain health care and economic policies; and it is that distaste that caused him not to sell himself and his policies at the debate. His latest fund-raising plea is marked “URGENT.” But in refusing to muster his will and energy, and urgently sell his vision, he underscores his own lapses in leadership and undermines arguments for four more years.
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‘Sheriff’ Joe Biden missing in action REMEMBER WHEN PRESIDENT Barack Obama bragged about Joe Biden’s fiscal discipline cred in 2009? “To you, he’s Mr. Vice Presi- Michelle dent, but Malkin around the White House, we call him the sheriff,” Obama warned government employees, “because if you’re misusing taxpayer money, you’ll have to answer to him.” Fast-forward to 2012. Call in the search teams. Since being appointed the nation’s stimulus spending cop, Sheriff Joe has taken a permanent doughnut break. He’s AWOL on oversight. In fact, he’s been bubblewrapped, boxed and kept completely out of sight. The garrulous gaffe machine hasn’t sat down for a national media interview in five months. The Democrats’ trillion-dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, however, keeps piling up waste, failure, fraud and debt. Who benefited most? Big government cronies. According to Investor’s Business Daily this week, a new analysis by Ohio State University economics professor Bill Dupor reported that “more than threequarters of the jobs created or saved by President Obama’s economic stimulus in the first year were in government.” Dupor and another colleague had earlier concluded that the porkulus was a predictable jobskiller that crowded out nongovernment jobs with make-work public jobs and programs. Indeed, the massive wealth redistribution scheme “destroyed/
forestalled roughly one million private sector jobs” by siphoning tax dollars “to offset state revenue shortfalls and Medicaid increases rather than boost private sector employment.” Nowhere is the gulf between Obama/Biden rhetoric and reality on jobs wider. Remember: Obama’s Ivy League eggheads behind the stimulus promised that “more than 90 percent of the jobs created are likely to be in the private sector.” These are the same feckless economic advisers who infamously vowed that the stimulus would keep unemployment below 8 percent — and that unemployment would drop below 6 percent sometime this year. Sheriff Joe rebuked the “naysayers” who decried the behemoth stimulus program’s waste, fraud and abuse. “You know what? They were wrong,” he crowed. But Biden was radio silent about the nearly 4,000 stimulus recipients who received $24 billion in Recovery Act funds — while owing more than $750 million in unpaid corporate, payroll and other taxes. (Cash for tax cheats, anyone?) He had nothing to say about the $6 billion in stimulus energy credits for homeowners that went to nearly a third of creditclaimers who had no record of homeownership, including minors and prisoners. And the $530 million dumped into the profligate Detroit public schools for laptops and other computer equipment that have had little, if any, measurable academic benefits. And the whopping $6.7 million cost per job under the $50 billion stimulus-funded green energy loan program — which funded politically connected but now bankrupt solar firms Solyn-
dra ($535 million), Abound Solar ($400 million), Beacon Power ($43 million), A123 ($250 million) and Ener1 ($119 million). And the $1 million in stimulus cash that went to Big Bird and Sesame Street “to promote healthy eating,” which created a theoretical “1.47” jobs. (As Sean Higgins of www. WashingtonExaminer.com noted, “That comes out to about $726,000 per job created.”) And the hundreds of millions in stimulus money steered to General Services Administrations junkets in Las Vegas and Hawaii, ghost congressional districts, dead people, infrastructure to nowhere and ubiquitous stimulus propaganda road signs stamped with the shovel-ready logo. Of course, there’s no example of unfettered stimulus squandering more fitting than the one named after Keystone Fiscal Kop Joe Biden himself. Government-funded Amtrak’s Wilmington, Del., station raked in $20 million in “recovery” money after heavy personal lobbying by the state’s most prominent customer and cheerleader. In return, the station — which came in $6 million over budget, according to The Washington Times — renamed its facility after Biden. Bloated costs. Crony political narcissism. Glaring conflicts of interest. Monumental waste. This is the Obama/Biden stimulus legacy bequeathed to our children and their grandchildren. Sheriff Joe and his plundering boss need to be run out of town on a rail.
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Briefly . . . com/78vejjk. Panel members will discuss their final recommendations, which are scheduled to be released to the governor in late November. Shellfish growers are SEATTLE â€” KCTS-9 seeing an increase in the public television will prodeaths of juvenile shellfish duce and broadcast the larvae that has been linked first debate between to acidic marine waters, incumbent U.S. Sen. Maria the state said. Cantwell, D-Mountlake In December 2011, Terrace, and Republican Washington became the challenger state Sen. first state in the nation to Michael Baumgartner appoint a panel of science today. and policy experts to The debate will be taped review the issue. at the KCTS-9 studio in Those who plan to front of a studio audience attend the meeting in perand will be televised at son are asked to RSVP to 7 p.m. today on KCTS-9. It also will be broadcast Meg Chadsey at wsgoa@ to all public radio affiliates uw.edu. statewide. College Fair set This is the first debate the candidates have agreed PORT ANGELES â€” to and so far is the only Representatives of several debate scheduled by the colleges and universities candidates. will be on the Peninsula KCTS-9â€™s award-winCollege campus Wednesday ning broadcast journalist to meet with students and Enrique Cerna and Washcommunity residents who ington League of Women are interested in learning Voters co-president Kim more about college and Abel will co-moderate the transfer opportunities. debate. The annual College Fair Viewers may submit will be from 9 a.m. to questions for the candi12:30 p.m. in the Pirate dates to vote2012@KCTS9. Union Building at the camorg. pus at 1502 E. Lauridsen For more election cover- Blvd. age, visit www.KCTS9.org/ Admission is free, and vote-2012. no appointments are necessary. Free rides offered Some of the educational institutions that will be To celebrate Communities in Motion Day and the represented include Peninsula College, Central Wash32nd anniversary of the ington University, City Clallam Transit System, University, Eastern WashClallam Transit will offer ington University, Everfree service Saturday. green State College, UniService will be free on versity of Washington, the fixed routes and the Washington State UniverADA paratransit service. sity and Western WashingMonthly passes will be ton University. given away by radio staThe fair is sponsored by tions KONP AM 1450 and KFKB Forks 1490 AM and the Washington Council for High School, College RelaKBDB 96.7 FM. tions. For more information, For more information, phone Clallam Transit at visit www.pencol.edu or 360-452-1315. www.facebook.com/ Ocean acidification PeninsulaCollege.
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Dicksâ€™ cyber-attack warning doesnâ€™t daunt PA on Wi-Fi Citywide service free this month BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” U.S. Rep. Norm Dicksâ€™ warning that the U.S. is vulnerable to a cyber attack left those involved in building Port Angelesâ€™ first-of-its-kind citywide Wi-Fi system no more worried Thursday than before Dicks made his comments Wednesday at a Bremerton technology conference. Missing hiker The Metro-Net wireless KINGSTON â€” A missproject, launched Monday, ing Kingston man has been is free during October, then found in good condition in will be free one hour a day Jefferson County. and 12 days a year beginKitsap County Deputy ning in November, when it Scott Wilson said 75-yearwill begin costing up to old Alfred Kenneth Engh $34.95 a month for mobile had become tired on a hike Internet users and $37.95 a Tuesday and hunkered month for fixed-point users down for the night. through Sequim-based He told rescuers his OlyPen. hips gave out. The increase of mobile He was found by depuaccess to Internet users ties just before 8 a.m. within the city limit is comWednesday near Port Gam- bined with broad improveble on the Jefferson County ments to public safety comside of the Hood Canal munications as part of a Floating Bridge after a system that will continue friend reported seeing him its expansion this Monday walk across the bridge. to an area south of LauridWilson said Engh was sen Boulevard along Delchecked by an aid car, and Guzzi Drive, Police Chief his family picked him up. Terry Gallagher said. Peninsula Daily News But the improved and and The Associated Press broader access to informa-
tion and communication by public safety officers and other emerg e n c y responders is protected Dicks from hacking and cyber attacks by encryption, which changes information into code. â€œThe public safety side of that is well-protected,â€? Gallagher said. â€œSecurity has been a consideration throughout this process.â€? The $3.7 million mobile Internet service project will make Port Angeles the only completely wireless city in Washington and one of the few, if not the only, citywide Wi-Fi systems anywhere in the U.S. to share infrastructure with a public firstresponder network, city officials have said. Itâ€™s being built by Capacity Provisioning Inc., with Internet service provided by OlyPen.
No concern â€œAs far as the public safety band, there is nothing to be concerned about,â€? OlyPen general manager Charles â€œDocâ€? Beaudette said. â€œWi-Fi is not a secure medium,â€? he added. â€œThere are the same vul-
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Unsecured sites He recommended that Internet users not pay bills or conduct other financial transactions on unsecured sites that donâ€™t require a private password while in, for example, Internet cafes while using free Wi-Fi. â€œThe bad guys can capture text,â€? Johnson said. Any system can be hacked, city Power Resources Manager Phil Lusk said. â€œBut you have to assess the risks and returns of hacking that system,â€? he said. â€œWhat marginal benefit would be gained by hacking into Wi-Fi? â€œWhat information would they gain that they canâ€™t get from another source?â€? Dicks, whose 6th Congressional District includes Clallam and Jefferson counties, delivered his warning message to a summit of about 150 innovation and
technology leaders Wednesday evening. He said privacy concerns over taking action against the threat of cyber attacks were overshadowing the depth of the threat. â€œCongress has been wrestling with the issue for the last several years,â€? Dicks said, according to the Kitsap Sun. â€œHow would these concerns be viewed after a major cyber battle occurred?â€? At this point, it might take a â€œcyber 9-1-1â€? or an â€œelectronic Pearl Harborâ€? to get action, said Dicks, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a ranking member of the Defense Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations.
â€˜Before it is too lateâ€™ â€œAll of us remain at risk. It is my hope that we act before it is too late.â€? The Department of Defense should lead the security effort, Dicks said. The evening at the Kitsap Conference Center was hosted by the West Sound Technology Association. Dicks is retiring at the end of this year after serving 18 terms in Congress. He was not available for comment Thursday.
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CRABS Fest to feature food demos, music, shopping BY DIANE URBANI
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PORT ANGELES — To fire up two days of cooking demonstrations at the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival this weekend, host and master chef Arran Stark is serving one simple food. At the hands of this man, the potato becomes a delicacy — and of course a vehicle for the crab salad his audience will get to sample along with it. Stark will step onto the stage at The Gateway pavilion, First and Lincoln streets, to cook causa, a Peruvian potato dish. Causa — “sustenance” in the indigenous Quechua language — will set the tone for the festival’s 12 cooking demos with other chefs from across the region. All of the demonstrations are free, and all integrate seafood and produce from around the North Olympic Peninsula. The 11th annual festival starts today with the Community Crab Feed, sponsored by Peninsula Daily News, in the main tent in the Red Lion Hotel parking lot at 221 N. Lincoln St. from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Then it spreads out Saturday and Sunday DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS onto the adjacent City Pier and to The Gate- Arran Stark proudly displays local baked goods: an apple pie by pastry chef way pavilion, with art, food and drink venCyndee Nighswonger and a bagel from Bob’s Bagels of Port Townsend. dors and a full plate of live music. Admission to the demos and to the rest of natown demonstrates dim sum with crab. ■ 1 p.m.: Seattle’s Becky Selengut, the fest is free from 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. ■ 4 p.m.: Mona Stone presents panSaturday and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday. author of Good Fish: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast, serves cucumseared Alaska Weathervane scallops on puff Here’s the schedule of chefs’ demos at The ber-coconut soup with Dungeness crab salad. pastry with mushroom marsala sauce. Gateway: ■ 2 p.m.: Jess Owen of Ocean Crest ■ 5 p.m.: Steve McNabb, new owner of Resort in Moclips offers the resort’s DungePort Angeles’ Wine on the Waterfront, cooks Saturday ness crab cakes and the “Culinary Madman’s” empanadas filled with crab, cheese and ■ Noon: Arran Stark of Port Townsend Dungeness crab cocktail with stone-fruit roasted vegetables. cooks Peruvian potato causa and fresh crab sauce. TURN TO CRABS/B2 salad. ■ 3 p.m.: Les Chan from Victoria’s Chi-
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Port Angeles Memorial dance PORT ANGELES — The Bob Boardman Memorial Dance is planned at Black Diamond Community Hall on Saturday night. The evening of contra dances will start with a beginners’ workshop at 7:30 p.m. The bands start at 8 p.m. at Black Diamond Community Hall, which is about 2 miles south of town at 1942 Black Diamond Road. Admission is a suggested $7 for adults and $3 for youths, with funds going toward the Bob Boardman Fiddle Tunes Scholarship. The dance is in honor of Boardman, who was killed by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park on Oct. 16, 2010. A few of the groups he played with — including the Black Diamond Fiddle Club of Port Angeles and BOB (Buddies of Bob) — will perform, with Laura Mé Smith calling the dances. For more information about the community contra dances and the Bob Boardman Fiddle Tunes Scholarship Fund, email Tom@shindler.us or Erran. Sharpe@gmail.com, or phone 360-457-5667.
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PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Farmers Market will relocate Saturday to allow the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival to include The Gateway pavilion as part of its festivities. This year, instead of moving to the Clallam County Courthouse parking lot, the market will be down the street from the courthouse — in the parking lot that serves the Vern Burton Community Center at the corner of Fourth and Peabody streets. Market hours will remain as they are every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “This is the third year we have vacated The Gateway for the crab festival organizers,” said Cynthia Warne, market manager. “CrabFest is a large event, and they need all the space they can get to accommodate the large number of visitors that come to the festival. “We’re happy to clear out this one day a year to accommodate them. “Hopefully, most of our customers are used to this yearly move and will know where to go to get their weekly groceries.” This Saturday also is the first Saturday that the Port Angeles Garden Club will take orders for decorated evergreen holiday wreaths. The club will take orders at the farmers market each Saturday through Nov. 10. The benefit is one of the Port Angeles Garden Club’s major fundraisers. Proceeds from the wreath sale supports club activities, civic involvement and scholarships. For more information about the market, phone Warne at 360460-0361. For more information about the wreaths, phone Teri Miller at 360-452-3062.
In addition to Crabfest, the North Olympic Peninsula will host dances, plays, benefits and lectures this weekend. For more information on other arts and entertainment, see Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainment guide, in today’s PDN. Other events are listed in this section — and in the PDN’s Peninsula Calendar at www.peninsuladailynews.com.
The folk-gospel duo Standing on Shoulders — Dillan Witherow and Abby Mae Latson — will sing in Sunday’s Crab Revival and again on the Crab Central stage Sunday afternoon.
Musicians find something to sing about at CrabFest BY DIANE URBANI
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PORT ANGELES — This weekend is about abundance: of good food and, Michael Rivers promises, Good News. Rivers is director of the second annual Crab Revival, a free celebration open to all under The Gateway pavilion, Front and Lincoln streets, from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Sunday. It’s part of this weekend’s 11th annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, also known as Crabfest. The event runneth over with music by the Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers, father and son Michael and David Rivers, and the gospel-folk duo Standing on Shoulders featuring Abby Mae Latson.
“At the heart of Crabfest,” Michael Rivers said this week, “you’ve got a celebration of community — music, food, arts and crafts, people working together and celebrating life on the Peninsula. “The Revival is just a simple chance to come down and give thanks.”
Men’s Gospel Singers The Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers will do that with songs such as “Rise up O Men of God,” “Glory,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Soon and Very Soon” and “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” “We will likely add a singalong,” predicted baritone Mike Craig, of “I’ll Fly Away” and “This Little Light of Mine.”
So be ready to not only listen but also sing out with the choir. “The whole idea is start-to-finish audience participation,” said Rivers. “There will be sing-alongs sprinkled throughout the revival.” He added that the Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers, the ensemble he founded some 12 years ago, inspire him to this day. Now led by Lee Moseley, they are “singers from all kinds of different denominations, gathering in song,” Rivers said, “to bear witness to the Good News.” He and his son David Rivers — known for his former band Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys — will also step up for a short set of revival songs and, naturally, some to sing along with. TURN
PORT ANGELES — Barbecued oysters and a silent auction will highlight Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s fourth annual “Soiree by the Sea” on Saturday. The fundraiser will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Port Angeles Yacht Club on Marine Drive. Tickets are $20. They can be purchased in advance at The Habitat Store, 728 E. Front St. in Port Angeles; by phoning 360-681-6780. Tickets also will be sold at the door. The soiree will feature wines and hors d’oeuvres from several local restaurants and wineries, and oysters barbecued to taste. Entertainment will be provided by singer Michael Rivers. A silent auction will offer more than 40 donated gifts and entertainments, including a helicopter tour through the Olympics, a yacht cruise on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and a full auto detail. Proceeds from the event will support Habitat’s mission of working in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. Homeowners invest “sweat equity” into building their own homes and pay back the cost of materials through a no-interest mortgage that typically lasts 20 to 30 years.
Buddhist talk tonight PORT ANGELES — Devan Miller, president of the Port Angeles Dzogchen Sangha Buddhist group, will offer a talk titled “The Power of Your Thinking! Tibetan Buddhism 101” at the Port Angeles Library tonight. The discussion about suffering, the path to happiness and the Four Noble Truths will start in the library at 2210 S. Peabody St. at 7 p.m. TURN
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demonstrations CONTINUED FROM B1 tent in the Red Lion Hotel parking lot from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. today. Sunday â€œYou can expect to hear â– 11 a.m.: Arran Stark such songs as James returns with a surprise Brownâ€™s â€˜Cold Sweat,â€™ dish. Aretha Franklinâ€™s â€˜Chain of â– Noon: Michael Fools,â€™ Tommy Castroâ€™s McQuay of Port Angelesâ€™ â€˜Right as Rain,â€™ plus songs Kokopelli Grill cooks fresh, from Koko Taylor, Howlinâ€™ local, whole fried rockfish Wolf and Etta James,â€? with a cilantro garlic fusion promised Soulshakers guitarist Mike Pace. gastrique. The rest of the music â– 1 p.m.: Bella Italia lineup goes like this: chef Dave Senters serves a â– Saturday â€” 11 a.m., Northwest shellfish risotto. bluegrass with Luck of the â– 2 p.m.: Garrett Draw; 12:15 p.m., AmeriSchack of Victoria cooks cana with Farmstrong, feasavory Dungeness crab and turing Jim Faddis and Cort summer squash doughnuts Armstrong; 1:30 p.m., gypsy with spicy bacon aioli. jazz with Pearl Django from â– 3 p.m.: Xinh Dwelley Seattle; 2:45 p.m., country of Xinhâ€™s Clam and Oyster blues with Blue Rooster; House in Shelton dishes up 4 p.m., Pearl Djangoâ€™s seca mussel curry with rice ond set; 5:15 p.m., country originals with Buck Ellard; plus a geoduck seviche. 6:30 p.m., classic rock with â– 4 p.m.: Craig AlexanAll About Me. der, executive chef at Port â– Sunday â€” 11 a.m., Angelesâ€™ Red Lion, cooks a traditional songs with fried tofu appetizer and a Blackbird; 12:15 p.m., bluesaffron and Dungeness crab grass and country with the risotto. Old Sidekicks; 1:30 p.m., country rock with Haywire; 2:45 p.m., Brazilian and Live music Caribbean jazz with Tanga; All of the live music at 4 p.m., gospel and folk with the festival is free. Standing on Shoulders. It starts with the ________ Soulshakersâ€™ dance-friendly Editor Diane Urbani rock, rhythm and blues dur- de Features la Paz can be reached at 360ing the PDNâ€™s Community 452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane. Crab Feed inside the main email@example.com.
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The Peninsula Menâ€™s Gospel Singers, seen at last yearâ€™s Crab Revival, will again offer familiar hymns plus a singalong at the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival on Sunday morning under The Gateway Centerâ€™s pavilion.
Sing: Standing on Shoulders CONTINUED FROM B1 nationally at some point,â€? Michael Rivers said. â€œThey are very gifted And then Abby Mae hermusicians. Come see them self, aka Abby Latson, will take the stage with her now as they begin this journey, and youâ€™ll be able to partner Dillan Witherow; say, â€˜I knew them when.â€™ together, they are Standing â€œAbby Latson has a oneon Shoulders. of-a-kind amazing voice. â€œIâ€™m considering these Dillan has big pipes, too â€” two might truly be great has to, to keep up with her. locally, regionally and even It just so happens heâ€™s also
a bit of a virtuoso on acoustic guitar,â€? Rivers said. â€œTheir original songs are powerful, little sonic symphonies.â€? This being Crabfest, breakfast will be laid out along with the music: a la carte items from The Cedars at Dungeness and Jâ€™aime les Crepes, served under The Gateway pavilion.
For lots more information about the activities, vendors and demonstrations at CrabFest this weekend, phone 360-452-6300 or visit www.Crabfest.org.
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Events: Coin club plans auction Sunday is special tive lives. For directions or more The Port Angeles chap- information, phone 360PORT ANGELES â€” The ter formed in 1926. 452-5534 or email Port Angeles Coin Club For more information, NOSangha@aol.com. plans an auction of coins phone Skip Hutchison at Saturday. 360-460-3605. Sequim The club will meet at 3:30 p.m. at the Port Ange- Beekeepers meeting Geology lecture les Library, 2210 S. Peabody PORT ANGELES â€” The St. SEQUIM â€” GeophysiThe event is free and North Olympic Peninsula cist and educator Linda Beekeepers Association will Holmberg will speak at the open to the public. meet at the Port Angeles October meeting and lunLibrary, 2210 S. Peabody cheon of the Clallam branch Compost sale benefit St., on Sunday. of the American Association PORT ANGELES â€” The An apprentice beekeepPort Angeles chapter of ing class will begin at noon, of University Women at DeMolay will hold a Garden followed by a general busi- noon Saturday. The public is invited to Glory compost sale at the ness meeting at 1 p.m. the lecture at Las Palomas Masonic Temple, 622 S. LinComb honey will be the Mexican Restaurant, 1085 coln St., from 10 a.m. to featured topic. E. Washington St. 3 p.m. Sunday. Interested beekeepers Holmberg will present The compost is in and the general public are â€œGeohazards in Deepwater 1.5-cubic-foot bags, weigh- invited to attend. Drilling.â€? ing about 60 pounds, and For more information Reservations should be will be sold for $5 each. about NOPBA, phone Cindy made by today to 360-417DeMolay members also Ericksen at 360-477-9335 1152 or 253-226-4768. will fill containers brought or visit www.NOPBA.org. AAUW membership is to the site. open to all who hold an Information on how to Zen meditation set associate, equivalent or use compost will be prohigher degree from a qualiPORT ANGELES â€” The vided. fied educational institution. NO Sangha Zen meditation This is the first time group will hold a Zazenkai Garden Glory has been â€” a one-day Zen retreat â€” Zoo fellow speaks available in bags. SEQUIM â€” The OlymThe compost has been from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturpic Peninsula Audubon sold in bulk from the Port day. The retreat will be at Society will host a SmithsoAngeles Regional Transfer Murre Cottage, 420 W. nian National Zoological Station since 2007. Park post-doctoral fellow at All proceeds go to DeMo- Third St. Visitors can come and go a special presentation today. lay, an international organiChristopher Tonra, who zation dedicated to prepar- during the day. Alternated zazen (seated works in the Migratory Bird ing young men to lead successful, happy and produc- meditation), kinhin (walk- Center at the national zoo, ing meditation) and private, will present â€œImpacts of individual instruction will Obstruction to Salmon Migrabe available. tion on Riparian Ecosystems Silent coffee/tea breaks on the Olympic Peninsula.â€? and a vegetarian soup and The free lecture will be bread lunch will be offered. at 7 p.m. at the Dungeness A Sutra, or chanting ser- River Audubon Center, vice, will be held at 10 a.m. 2151 W. Hendrickson St. At 1 p.m., Kristen LarTonra will discuss an son, a Master of the Dia- ongoing study of the effects mond Sangha, will give a of dams on nutrient subsiTeisho, the word for a Mas- dies to freshwater food webs terâ€™s Dharma Talk, on â€œWu- from the marine environmen Kuan, Case No. 13, ments. Tung-shanâ€™s Three Pounds TURN TO EVENTS/B3 of Flax.â€?
CONTINUED FROM B1 Auction at coin meet The teaching is free. Suggested donation is $10$20. Miller, a longtime Port Angeles resident, recently returned from an internship at the Dzogchen Buddhist Retreat Center in Oregon. Fridayâ€™s gathering will be his first public teaching. For more information, phone him at 360-477-5445.
Genealogy event PORT ANGELES â€” Juan Ruiz will present â€œComputer Research Tips and Tricks: Questions and Answersâ€? at a meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society on Saturday. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be from 10 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church, 105 W. Sixth St. Ruiz is the owner of AskJuan Computer Services. He suggests attendees email computer questions to email@example.com before the meeting, and he will provide answers within his presentations. For more information, phone the genealogical society at 360-417-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
day at Crabfest PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, as the tourists go home, the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival offers money-saving specials aimed at local residents. â€œAs the Coast Guard airsea rescue wraps up and the lunch rush of the Crab Festival tent is over, it is time to usher in â€˜Community Dollar Off Sundayâ€™ at the festival and help us empty our shelves,â€? said Scott Nagel, the festivalâ€™s executive director. â€œYes, if you want more crab, or to try something different, or are just tired of your refrigerator, come on down and eat with us! â€œFrom 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., weâ€™ll give you $1 off every food item, or combination of items costing $5 or more (includes wine and beer) as well as festival sportswear. â€œSunday is a great day for locals to enjoy the festival as many of our out-of town-visitors are going home, but the festival runs
until 5 p.m. with all of the programs and activities in full swing.â€? Plus, said Nagel, Sunday has some special activities. In addition to music and the cooking exhibitions (see â€œCrabsâ€? story at top left): â– Crab Revival, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Gateway Center, Front Street and Lincoln Avenue. â€œThe whole family is invited for a big serving of gospel music, joy, community spirit and breakfast at the Crab Revival,â€? said Nagel. It will feature the Peninsula Menâ€™s Gospel Singers and others, plus a singalong of familiar hymns. (See full story about this Sunday event, â€œMusicians find something to sing about at CrabFest,â€? starting on Page B1 today.) Breakfast items will be available during the program. â– Coast Guard air-sea rescue demonstration: Helicopter and patrol boats off City Pier at 2 p.m.
Harvest Benefit Dinner scheduled next week PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Park View Villas and Crestwood Convalescent Center will host its fifth annual Harvest Benefit Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20. It will be held at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The menu includes roasted pork loin, eggplant Parmesan, family-style green salad, squash soup, roasted potato medley, German-blend vegetables, pumpkin cheesecake, berry
cobbler and beer, wine and sparkling apple cider. Music will be provided by Luck of the Draw. The event will include a silent auction, raffle prizes and a â€œkiss the pigâ€? contest. Tickets are $15 and include two drinks. They are available at Park View Villas, 1430 Park View Lane; Crestwood Convalescent Center, 1116 E. Lauridsen Blvd.; and the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St. Proceeds from this annual event help support the senior center.
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