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Students spurning PT dances
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Attendance is cooled by rules over contact BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” Student government leaders and Port Townsend High School administrators are negotiating to find a way to save future dances after a crackdown on dancing styles led to a cancellation because of a lack of ticket sales. Not a single ticket was sold to the spring dance in March after the Port Townsend School Board approved the â€œFace to Face, Leave Some Spaceâ€? dance policy in late January, Principal Carrie Ehrhardt said Tuesday. The Face to Face policy, which is gaining a national foothold, bans front-to-back dancing and close physical contact between dancers, and it often requires students and parents to sign a contract agreeing to those terms before the kids can attend dances. TURN
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Artist Susan Doyle, left, and Port Townsend Main Street Executive Director Mari Mullen inspect some of the donated prints that will be used for a fundraiser auction during Mayâ€™s Art Wave event.
A deluge of creativity Student works to be displayed; museum classes in May BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” The retail area of downtown and uptown will be transformed into an art gallery displaying some 400 pieces of student artwork during Art Wave in May. â€œWe will exhibit a cross section of art from all students,â€? said Susan Doyle, program manager of PT Artscape. â€œEvery student has a gift for art, and they are all included here,â€? she said. Port Townsend Main Street Executive Director Mari Mullen said she hopes 30 to 40 merchants will participate by putting student art in their store windows.
Merchants will be assessed $10 each to participate, with proceeds benefiting the Arts in Education program at Port Townsendâ€™s public schools.
Bridging schools, merchants Art Wave has existed in one form or another in Port Townsend since 2000 to make a connection between art created in the schools and the merchants, Mullen said. Since 2006, the fundraising element has grown stronger, Mullen added. This year, that will include three artists workshops Saturday, May 4 â€” each open to all ages to give people hands-on
experience to help them develop their artistic skills. The classes â€” which will be at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History at 540 Water St. â€” cost $40 with registration by this Friday and $45 thereafter. The May 4 art workshops will comprise â€œSilk Batik,â€? taught by Wanda LeClerc from 10 a.m. to noon; â€œCalderesque Wire Sculpture and Collage,â€? taught by Margie McDonald and Max Grover from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and â€œSeascapes and More: Line, Tone and Value,â€? taught by Jesse Joshua Watson, also from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. TURN
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PORT LUDLOW â€” Eight homes will be on display during the Port Townsend branch of the American Association of University Womenâ€™s 16th annual Kitchen Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27. During the self-guided tour of the homes in the Port Ludlow area, dubbed â€œA Day in the Woods by the Bay,â€? people can get remodeling ideas. Tickets are $15, and include maps and detailed descriptions of the kitchens. They can be purchased in advance and will be at the hospitality center at the Port Ludlow Yacht Club, 55 Heron Road, where kitchen design seminars, refreshments and raffle opportunities also will be available. TURN
Hybrid library plan may go to PT voters $3 million bond issue being weighed A possible decision on the plan was deferred to a special meeting Thursday, to begin at 6:30 p.m. in PORT TOWNSEND â€” A hybrid council chambers at 540 Water St. plan for the renovation of the Port The matter also could be disTownsend Library has been revealed cussed at April 29 and May 6 meetto the City Council and the public. ings. In the new plan â€” culled from five potential options and presented by Special meeting Thursday city staff at a public open house MonThe city is discussing a bond issue day night â€” renovating the library at 1220 Lawrence St. would cost of up to $3 million that could appear $4.2 million, with up to $3 million to on the Aug. 6 primary ballot, which be requested from voters in a bond would require the measureâ€™s compleissue on the August ballot and the tion by May 10. rest the responsibility of the Port Mayor David King said three Townsend Public Library Foundation. steps are needed to meet the deadBY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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line: a pact between the library foundation and the city for financing different aspects of the project; authorization for a ballot resolution; and the writing of the resolution itself. Four phases of the library renovation are now completed or in progress. The final phase, which includes the replacement of the current single-level 3,625-square-foot annex, will be funded by donations, grants to the Foundation Capital Campaign and a city bond. The new option scales down the original idea of a two-story addition to the Carnegie building, which at $7.75 million was determined to cost too much. TURN TO LIBRARY/A4
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pegged the potential damages at $40 billion, but jurors will have to determine any amount the family might receive. The lawsuit claims AEG, the company that promoted A JURY OF six men the ill-fated “This is It” conand six women was cert, hired Dr. Conrad accepted by both sides MonMurray as Jackson’s physiday for the trial of a wrongcian without checking his ful-death lawsuit filed by credentials. the mother of Michael Murray was convicted of Jackson against AEG coninvoluntary manslaughter cert promoters. in the death of the superLawyers immediately star from an overdose of the began questioning prospects anesthetic propofol. to sit as alternate jurors. Coincidentally, his lawThe jury was seated a yer filed an appeal Monday week after a pool of more of his criminal conviction. than 100 candidates was assembled. Many prospects Poet recovering were eliminated because One of Maya Angelou’s they said serving on a three-month trial would be doctors says the poet and author is recovering at her a hardship. Others were excused for North Carolina home following a brief hospitalizacause when they said they had a bias against Jackson tion. Dr. Jeff Williamson of or disapproved of big-figure the Wake Forest School of lawsuits. Medicine in Winston-Salem, Others were rejected N.C., said in a letter dated because they had business Tuesday that as leader of ties to AEG or the Jackson Angelou’s medical team, he family. Jackson’s mother, Kath- has ordered the 85-year-old to forego any travel for the erine Jackson, filed the next three to four weeks. case on behalf of herself The letter was sent to and her son’s three children. Angelou’s speaker’s bureau, Their attorneys have MacRae Speakers & Enter-
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tainment LLC. A message seeking further details was left for the Pembroke, Mass.-based Angelou company. Butler University in Indianapolis announced Angelou had canceled an appearance scheduled for Thursday after being notified by the speaker’s bureau. Among Angelou’s most acclaimed works is the 1969 autobiographical work I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Monkey in Germany German customs authorities said Tuesday that Justin Bieber’s monkey is going nowhere for now even though the singer apparently has asked that it be removed from an animal shelter where it is staying to be placed in a zoo. Mally, a 17-week-old capuchin monkey, was seized by customs authorities March 28 when Bieber failed to produce the required papers after landing in Munich while on tour.
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ALLAN ARBUS, 95, who left the successful fashion photography business he and his wife, Diane, built to become an actor, most memorably playing the caustic psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on the hit television series “M*A*S*H,” died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. Amy Arbus, his daughter, confirmed his death. Mr. Arbus appeared in films such as “Coffy” and Mr. Arbus “Crossroads” circa 1970s and was a TV regular during the 1970s and ’80s, appearing on “Taxi,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Matlock” and other shows. But his best-known role was Maj. Freedman, the liberal psychiatrist who appeared in a dozen episodes of “M*A*S*H.” He treated wounds of the psyche much as Capt. Hawkeye Pierce treated surgery patients: with a neverending string of zingers. Alan Alda, who played Hawkeye, recalled Mr. Arbus as a very believable therapist. “I was so convinced that he was a psychiatrist, I used to sit and talk with him between scenes,” Alda said in an interview with the Archive of American Television. “After a couple months of that, I noticed he was giving me these strange looks, like ‘How would I know the answer to that?’”
ROBERT EDGAR, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives and went on to lead the public interest group Common Cause, has died. His wife of 48 years, Merle Edgar, said her husband collapsed Tuesday morning in the basement of their home in Burke, Va., after a run on the treadmill. Mr. Edgar, a Democrat, was elected in 1974 in a large class of newcomers that came to D.C. following the Watergate scandal. His political career ended after he lost a U.S. Senate campaign in 1986 to Arlen Specter.
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His landmark service Vote on today’s question at www.peninsuladailynews.com came earlier this year, when NOTE: The Peninsula Poll is unscientific and reflects the opinions of only those he headed a government peninsuladailynews.com users who chose to participate. The results cannot be panel to examine the Indian assumed to represent the opinions of all users or the public as a whole. criminal justice system’s treatment of violence against women. Setting it Straight The panel was formed Corrections and clarifications following the fatal gang rape in the capital in December. The Peninsula Daily News strives at all times for accuracy and fairMany of the panel’s rec- ness in articles, headlines and photographs. To correct an error or to ommendations swiftly clarify a news story, phone Executive Editor Rex Wilson at 360-4173530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. became law.
Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1938 (75 years ago)
Timber and business interests in Port Angeles and Hoquiam are opposing a revised bill by U.S. Rep. _________ Mon C. Wallgren, D-Everett, that includes the Hoh JAGDISH SHARAN and Bogachiel areas as VERMA, 80, a former part of the proposed OlymIndian chief justice who pic National Park. helped lead the charge for Thomas T. Aldwell, prestough new laws to protect ident of the Port Angeles women in the wake of a Chamber of Commerce, gang rape of a woman on a sent a telegram to WallNew Delhi bus, has died. gren saying that inclusion Mr. of the two river corridors Verma died “would be fatal to the late Monday future.” of multiSecretary Matt Mathias organ failure of the Hoquiam Chamber of after a brief Commerce said its memillness, said bers have “25 speaking Dr. Yatin engagements over Western Mehta, an Mr. Verma Washington” in support of a official at the Medanta Medicity hospi- state Planning Council recommendation for a reduced tal where he was being treated in a New Delhi sub- national park of 640,000 acres that excludes the Hoh urb. and Bogachiel corridors. A lifelong crusader for Wallgren, whose conjustice and a firm believer in gressional district includes the integrity of judges, Mr. the North Olympic PeninVerma was known as the sula, told both organizaconscience-keeper of the tions that his bill is in Indian judiciary.
keeping with a presidential proclamation by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1963 (50 years ago) The state Board of Education in Olympia called a halt on school building projects costing more than $25 million. Among the stopped construction: new classrooms and a shop addition at Stevens Junior High School in Port Angeles, said School District 21 Curriculum Director H.W. Handy. The state board called the halt because of a recent state Supreme Court decision casting doubt on the legality of bond issues authorized by the Legislature without a
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1988 (25 years ago) Coast Guard Group/Air Station Port Angeles learned this week that it will get a new 110-foot patrol cutter, Cuttyhunk. The cutter, under construction, is scheduled to arrive in October and will replace the 82-foot cutter Point Countess. [The Cuttyhunk still is based at Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles on Ediz Hook.]
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, April 24, the 114th day of 2013. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On April 24, 1913, the 792foot Woolworth Building, at that time the tallest skyscraper in the world, officially opened in New York City’s Manhattan as President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button at the White House to signal the lighting of the towering structure. On this date: ■ In 1792, the national anthem of France, “La Marseillaise,” was composed by Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. ■ In 1800, Congress approved
a bill establishing the Library of Congress. ■ In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States. The United States responded in kind the next day. ■ In 1915, what’s regarded as the start of the Armenian genocide began as the Ottoman Empire rounded up Armenian political and cultural leaders in Constantinople. ■ In 1916, some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin. The rising was put down by British forces almost a week later. ■ In 1953, British statesman Winston Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
■ In 1962, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology achieved the first satellite relay of a television signal, using NASA’s Echo 1 balloon satellite to bounce a video image from Camp Parks, Calif., to Westford, Mass. ■ In 1963, the Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals in Game 6, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 112-109. ■ In 1970, the People’s Republic of China launched its first satellite, which kept transmitting a song, “The East is Red.” ■ In 1980, the United States launched an unsuccessful attempt to free the American hostages in Iran, a mission that resulted in the deaths of eight U.S. servicemen.
■ Ten years ago: In Red Lion, Pa., 14-year-old James Sheets shot and killed Principal Eugene Segro inside a crowded junior high school cafeteria, then killed himself. ■ Five years ago: The White House accused North Korea of assisting Syria’s secret nuclear program, saying a Syrian nuclear reactor destroyed by Israel in 2007 was not intended for “peaceful purposes.” ■ One year ago: President Barack Obama went after the college vote, telling students at the University of North Carolina that he and first lady Michelle Obama had “been in your shoes” and didn’t pay off their student loans until eight years ago.
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A3 Briefly: Nation business soon. Attorney Blair Dunn said agriculture officials found no issues at Valley Meat Co. and told the owners they are recommending a grant of inspection be issued immediately. WASHINGTON — DemoDunn said he expects final cratic Sen. Max Baucus, the approval for the plant to come in powerful Senate Finance chaira matter of days. man who steered President Valley Meat Co. has become Barack Obama’s health care ground zero for an emotional, overhaul into law but broke with national debate over a return to his party on gun control, said domestic horse slaughter. Tuesday he will not run for reThe company hopes the election. inspection ends a political “I don’t drama that has left it idle and want to die made owner Rick De Los Santos here with my and his wife, Sarah, targets of boots on. vandalism and death threats. There is life beyond ConReport: Wealthy richer gress,” said the WASHINGTON — The rich71-year-old est Americans got richer during Baucus. the first two years of the ecoBaucus Baucus, nomic recovery while average who has been net worth declined for the other a fixture in the Senate since 93 percent of U.S. households, 1979, called the decision hard. A Democrat with an indepen- says a report released Tuesday. The upper 7 percent of housedent streak, Baucus supported holds owned 63 percent of the the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and nation’s total household wealth Obama’s signature 2010 health in 2011, up from 56 percent in care law. He broke with his 2009, said the report from the party this year to oppose both Pew Research Center, which the Senate Democratic budget analyzed new Census Bureau blueprint and a hotly fought data released last month. effort to beef up background The main reason for the widchecks for gun purchases. ening wealth gap is that affluent households typically own stocks Horse slaughterhouse and other financial holdings ROSWELL, N.M. — The that increased in value, while attorney for a proposed horse the less wealthy tend to have slaughterhouse in southeastern more of their assets in their New Mexico says a federal homes, which haven’t inspection Tuesday went well, rebounded, the report said. and the plant hopes to be in The Associated Press
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Briefly: World France gives landmark OK to gay marriage PARIS — France legalized gay marriage Tuesday after protests that flooded the streets of Paris. Legions of officers and water cannon stood ready near France’s National Assembly ahead of the final vote. The measure passed easily in the Socialistmajority Assembly, 331225, minutes after the president of the legislative body expelled Taubira a disruptive protester. “Only those who love democracy are here,” Claude Bartelone, the Assembly president, said angrily. Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said the first weddings could be as soon as June, saying, “They’ll bring a breeze of joy.” When President Francois Hollande promised to legalize gay marriage, it was seen as relatively uncontroversial. But the issue became a touchstone as his popularity sank, largely over France’s ailing economy. French civil unions, allowed since 1999, are as popular among heterosexuals as among gay and lesbian couples. But that law has no provisions for adoption.
Libya car bomb TRIPOLI, Libya — A car bomb targeted the French Embassy in the Libyan capital Tuesday, wounding two French guards and a Libyan teenager and underscoring the central government’s inability to stop the oil-rich North African nation’s slide toward deepening lawlessness. Several attacks on diplomatic missions have taken place in Benghazi, where four Americans were killed Sept. 11, 2012, but Tuesday’s was the first attack in Tripoli since the civil war ended with Moammar Gadhafi’s death. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Syrian rocket strike BEIRUT — Two Syrian rockets struck Lebanon on Tuesday, causing damage and heightening tensions between Lebanese Shiite and Sunni communities over neighboring Syria’s civil war, officials in Beirut said. In Syria, two bishops who were kidnapped while traveling outside the city of Aleppo were released Tuesday, less than 24 hours after gunmen pulled them from their car and shot their driver dead. There has been a marked increase in rocket and mortar attacks along the Syria-Lebanon border in the past two weeks. The rockets, apparently fired by Syrian rebels, have hit mostly Shiite areas in Lebanon, killing at least two people and progressively reaching deeper into Lebanese territory. The Associated Press
Officials say brother visited jihadist sites Death penalty a possibility for 19-year-old THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an ardent reader of jihadist websites and extremist propaganda, U.S. officials said Tuesday, adding another piece to the body of evidence they say suggests the two brothers were motivated by an anti-American, radical version of Islam. As he lay in a hospital bed with a gunshot wound to the throat, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was charged Monday with carrying out the bombing with his older brother, who died last week in a gunbattle. Tsarnaev could get the death penalty. Interrogators questioned him at the hospital, letting him write down his replies, and his answers led them to believe he and his brother were motivated by religious extremism but appeared to have no major terrorist group connections, said U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. But the written communication precluded back-and-forth exchanges, and they warned that they were still trying to verify what Tsarnaev told them and were poring over his telephone and online communications. On Tuesday, two officials said the older brother frequently looked at extremist sites, including Inspire magazine, an English-
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Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, mother of men accused in the Boston Marathon bombings, walks in Dagestan, Russia, on Tuesday. language online publication produced by al-Qaida’s Yemen affiliate. The magazine has endorsed lone-wolf terror attacks. Also on Tuesday, family, friends and colleagues gathered to pay their final respects to Sean Collier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who authorities said was ambushed and killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
‘Most difficult week’ And a private funeral was held for 8-year-old Martin Richard, the youngest of the three people killed. In a statement, the boy’s family called it “the most difficult week of our lives.” Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose condition was upgraded Tuesday from serious to fair, was charged with using and conspiring to use a
weapon of mass destruction. In the criminal complaint, investigators said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother each placed a knapsack containing a bomb in the crowd near the finish line of the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon. The FBI said surveillancecamera footage showed Dzhokhar manipulating his cellphone and lifting it to his ear just moments before the two blasts, though whether it was to detonate a bomb is unknown. After the first blast, a block away from Dzhokhar, “virtually every head turns to the east . . . and stares in that direction,” the complaint says. But Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, unlike practically everyone else around him, appeared calm, the FBI said. He then quickly walked away, leaving a knapsack on the ground; about 10 seconds later, a bomb blew up at the spot where he had
Charges dropped against Mississippi ricin suspect Elvis impersonator: ‘I love my country’ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TUPELO, Miss. — Charges were dropped Tuesday against the Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others, while authorities searched at another man’s home in the case. The surprising move was announced in a brief document filed in federal court in Oxford hours after Elvis impersonator Paul Kevin Curtis was released from custody. The charges were dismissed without prejudice, which means they could be re-instated. Attorneys for Curtis have suggested he was framed, and an FBI agent testified in court this week that no evidence of ricin was found in searches of his home. On Tuesday, they declined to discuss whether they were told what new information the government had uncovered. “I respect President Obama,” Curtis said to reporters. “I love my country and would
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Paul Kevin Curtis, left, and his brother, Jack Curtis, hug attorney Christi McCoy on Tuesday in Oxford, Miss. never do anything to pose a threat poisoned letters to Obama, U.S. to him or any other U.S. official.” Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi and a state judge. Searching second home Dutschke, who has maintained In Tupelo, numerous law his innocence and says he doesn’t enforcement officers converged on know anything about the ingredithe home of another Mississippi ents for ricin, said his home also man, including some in hazmat was searched last week. He said agents asked him suits. Everett Dutschke said in a about Curtis, whether Dutschke phone interview with The Associ- would take a lie detector test and ated Press that the FBI was at his if he had ever bought castor Tupelo home Tuesday for the beans, which can be used to make search connected to the mailing of the potent poison.
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West: Energy Department takes money from carmaker
Nation: Judge blocks sale of 1959 ‘Cold Blood’ files
Nation: Army leaders warn of steep troop reductions
World: Egyptian leader’s top legal adviser resigns
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION seized $21 million from troubled Anaheim, Calif.’s Fisker Automotive Inc., maker of the $100,000 Karma hybrid, weeks after the company laid off threefourths of its workers amid continuing financial and production problems. Fisker had received $192 million in federal loans prior to 2011. The Energy Department said it recovered $21 million from the company’s reserve account April 11 as it continues to seek repayment from the car maker for a 2009 loan commitment. A payment from Fisker was due Monday but was not made, an Energy Department official said.
A JUDGE RULED Tuesday that investigation materials pertaining to the 1959 In Cold Blood murders of the Clutter family that a Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent kept may not be auctioned off or publicly revealed until he’s had a chance to review them. Shawnee County District Judge Larry Hendricks said the state could face “irreparable harm” if the materials at Harold Nye’s home became public. The materials include Nye’s journals, copies of records and other materials about the investigation that inspired Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.. Crime scene photos were Blood returned to the state last year.
SENIOR ARMY OFFICIALS warned Tuesday they may have to cut more than 100,000 additional soldiers over the next decade unless automatic spending reductions are stopped. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Army Secretary John McHugh said the losses would undermine the service’s ability to be prepared for wartime missions. “Today we find our Army at a dangerous crossroads,” McHugh said. He said the Army already planned to trim its ranks from a wartime footing of 570,000 soldiers to 490,000. But if sequestration cuts are extended, thousands more will have to be let go.
THE LEGAL ADVISER of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has resigned, saying the Muslim Brotherhood has monopolized decisionmaking in the presidency. In his resignation letter Tuesday, Mohammed Fouad Gadallah gave the most critical view yet from inside the presidency, saying there is “no clear vision” in running state affairs. He said he had long had objections over the “monopolization by the Brotherhood and its encroachment on the president and governing.” Gadallah, who is not a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, had served as Morsi’s legal adviser since July.
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Library: Ballot Dances: â€˜Face to Faceâ€™ policy CONTINUED FROM A1 ing area. Cary said the most optiThe new option would mistic schedule would be remove an originally the completion and reopenplanned basement and ing of the new building in extend the buildingâ€™s foot- late 2015 â€” if all the financprint from either side of the ing is in place. During the renovations, Carnegie building, which would be taller than the about 60 percent of the addition. libraryâ€™s collection is accesâ€œThis will provide a sible at a temporary locaunique balance of the tion at Mountain View libraryâ€™s needed functions Commons, 1919 Blaine St. and the budget constraints Foundation Chair Chelfaced by the city,â€? said cie Liu told the council that library director Theresa the foundation has about Percy at Mondayâ€™s meeting. $450,000 on hand but that One proposal suggested the additional money could by council member Mark be raised, a process that Welch asks the library to would become easier if the pay a percentage of the debt project was approved and a service out of its operating bond was put on a ballot. budget. Percy opposed this, say- Ballot measure ing it will â€œhave grave impliA ballot measure could cations on the library budstipulate that the bonds get if this is approved.â€? would not be purchased and the taxes collected until all Debt service the money is raised, and City Manager David that if the foundation fails Timmons said the debt ser- to raise its portion, the projvice on a $3 million bond ect would be dead and the would be $200,000 per year bonds would not be purfor 20 years. chased, Timmons said. This could require the If that occurs or the mealibrary to pay one-third to sure is defeated, the library half of the debt service, would move back into the which would be rolled into Carnegie structure as it the current debt service for stands today, with no addithe last bond of $35,000 a tional improvements schedyear, adding up to as much uled, he added. as $135,000 of additional If this occurs, the secondrequirements for the library. floor area, which was used Timmons said this profor books and reference, posal is a good short-term would revert to its original solution that doesnâ€™t subuse as a reading room, and stantially hurt the library. much of the collection would be put into storage, library Alternative plan staff has said. While the renovations have been scaled down, the Timing of measure new option represents a 62 City Councilman Bob percent increase in space, raising the 8,290-square- Gray said he didnâ€™t see the foot library to 13,425 square need of the bond being on feet and raising shelving the August ballot, adding space by 57 percent, from that he felt the matter 3,566 linear feet to 5,600 would benefit from more discussion. linear feet. Supporters of the August The new addition would stand in place of the one- ballot have favored the timstory addition built in 1990, ing so as to avoid competing which would be demolished, with later expected ballot measures to create a joint architect Jim Cary said. â€œIn order to build a sec- city-county metropolitan ond story on the existing parks district and to subsiaddition, the structure dize fire service. Councilwoman and forwould require enhancements that would be more mer Mayor Michelle Sandoexpensive than starting val said she didnâ€™t think the parks district measure from scratch,â€? Cary said. One aspect of the origi- would be ready this year. nal plan that has been pre- The fire levy question is ferred is having a reading expected on the ballot in room, devoting the top floor 2014 at the earliest, accordof the Carnegie to that use, ing to city staff members. King believes the council while the bottom floor would contain the childrenâ€™s can meet the deadlines for library and a public meet- the August ballot and favors that option. â€œWe have proven that it Follow the PDN on can be done within our budget, and itâ€™s a pretty good expansion,â€? he said,
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CONTINUED FROM A1 uled for May 10 to replace the lost spring dance in The Port Townsend action March, and the Senior Prom followed â€œserious problems is planned for June 1. She said she doesnâ€™t know with students dancing inappropriatelyâ€? at the Winter- if students will return to the dances yet. fest dance, Ehrhardt said. â€œWeâ€™re working on it,â€? she â€œIt was our last dance without Face to Face,â€? she said. said. Students in Port Quilcene High School Townsend are reacting like At Quilcene High School, those in Port Angeles, where Principal Jeff Youde said the high school canceled the Monday he had never heard Spring Fling dance last week of the Face to Face policy. after only 15 students purQuilcene High School has chased tickets. a â€œno public display of affecSince the rule came into tionâ€? policy in place for geneffect in October, formal eral purposes, but there are dance attendance in Port no dance-specific rules at the Angeles has plummeted by school, Youde said. more than half, leaving the About 30 percent of the student government without school attended the recent its traditional fundraisers. Junior Prom, the last dance The all-out student rejec- the school held, and ended tion of the new dance rules with a nice, appropriate slow has Port Townsend School dance, he said. District administrators talkYoude said that while the ing to students about a com- students werenâ€™t perfect and promise to save the remain- occasionally had to be ing dances, Ehrhardt said. reminded about the rules, â€œOâ€™Meara Dance Studio there were no problems. will come in and offer dance â€œIt was a good, wholesome lessons,â€? she said. evening,â€? he said. Ehrhardt said the lessons, offered mostly to freshmen Chimacum High School and sophomores in physical education classes, wonâ€™t Chimacum High School teach specific dances but has similar rules to Quilcene, instead provide instruction said district Superintendent on ways students can dance Craig Downs. and move their bodies that is School rules for behavior comfortable and fun, with a apply at dances, but there variety of different beats and are no specific policies for music â€” but within accept- dancing, Downs said. able guidelines. Downs said he was not Two dances remain this completely familiar with the year, she said. schoolâ€™s exact policy, and high A freshman class-spon- school Principal Whitney sored â€œLetâ€™s Danceâ€? is sched- Meissner, who manages the
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Advance tickets are available at Chimacum Corner Farmstand in Chimacum; Dana Pointe Interiors and The Resort at Port Ludlow in Port Ludlow; The Green Eyeshade, Kitchen & Bath Studio, Quimper Mercantile Co. and Whatâ€™s Cookinâ€™ in Port Townsend; and Over the Fence in Sequim. Through the University Womenâ€™s Foundation, AAUW Port Townsendâ€™s nonprofit philanthropic arm, proceeds from this annual event will fund scholarships and education projects benefiting public schools in the Brinnon, Chimacum, Port Townsend and Quilcene school districts. Proceeds sponsor scholarships and STEM recognition for high school students, Career Days for eighth-graders, phonics and reading programs for kindergartners, and a math program for ________ third-graders. Phone 350-302-0571 or Jefferson County Editor Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360- visit aauwpt.org/kitchen_ 385-2335 or at charlie.bermant@ tour.htm or â€œPort Townsend Kitchen Tourâ€? on Facebook. peninsuladailynews.com.
The workshops are inspired by the Jefferson County Historical Societyâ€™s â€œScapesâ€? exhibit, which features landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes, at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History. Another fundraising component comes from three fine-art prints donated by Centrum, an international art center operating in Fort Worden State Park.
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