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Customer Brian Selk, left, makes a donation to the “Help Stop the Rain” money jar at the Forks True Value hardware store as store owner Bob Stark looks on.
Store’s ‘stop-rain’ jar keeps West End dry — for a while BY CHRIS TUCKER PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
FORKS — There’s a cash-filled glass jar atop the counter at the Forks True Value that might give customers cause for a second look. “Please help stop the ALSO . . . rain. Your donations are ■ National appreciated,” reads a Weather label on the jar. Service’s Collecting money to 5-day stop the rain? Can such outlook/B12 a preposterous plan possibly work? “We think it’s had quite an effect on the weather,” said Forks True Value owner Bob Stark on Wednesday. Unfortunately, the National Weather Service’s forecast for today and this weekend calls for the type of precipitation that Forks is famous for.
Stark said he placed the jar on the counter about two weeks ago. “I’m guessing there’s probably $25 in there.” Stark had no notion of whom he might pay off to cause the weather to shift from cloudy to sunny into Thursday He was of the opinion that the mere collection of cash alone has been effective. Stark said customers say the jar is “absolutely silly” and then drop their bills and coins into it. Stark said he might give the jar to the Friends of Forks Animals when no more money can be crammed inside. Forks resident Jerry King keeps a record of daily rainfall. “Actually I think it’s been a bit wetter than usual this June,” King said Wednesday. King’s records show 4.87 inches of rain had fallen so far this month as of Wednesday. The average rainfall for June
is 3.54 inches, he said. The National Weather Service station at Quillayute Airport 10 miles from Forks said the year’s rainfall as of May 31 was a total of 62.79 inches. The rainfall total for the year was 67.22 inches as of midday Thursday. That means the airport had received 4.43 inches in June up till Wednesday, according to the Weather Service. Spring and summer rains don’t last, and bitterly cold months eventually will freeze Forks. But the forward-thinking Stark also has plans to deal with that. “This winter, I will probably replace [the jar] with one that says, ‘Support global warming.’”
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PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center commissioners have approved a 10 percent pay raise for Chief Executive Officer Eric Lewis. Lewis’ salary will be $176,000 when the raise takes effect Sunday. The raise was recommended by the OMC human resources committee and approved by a 6-0 vote at Wednesday’s meeting in Linkletter Hall at the hospi- Lewis tal. Commissioner Jim Leskinovitch was not present, being on vacation, but he spoke in favor of the raise when it was discussed two weeks ago. Lewis did not attend the meeting because he was on a long-planned family vacation. The $16,000 raise is Lewis’ first since he was promoted from chief financial officer to interim CEO in December 2006. “It should be pointed out that Mr. Lewis has not received 1 cent of increase since he took this job,” said Commissioner Jim Cammack after Sam Woods of Sequim voiced concerns over CEO compensation during the public comment period. Lewis, Cammack said, “brought together three hospital districts and engrossed this board in a search for an affiliate, and that affiliate is going to be Swedish-Providence hospital to bring more services to this community, and he’s done it pretty much singlehandedly while also being the administrator of this hospital.” TURN
Wave devices first step in dump solution taken as Port Angeles city officials decide what to do about erosion that is eating away at the bluff, the lip of which is 125 feet above the Strait of Juan de Fuca Director Glenn Cutler said Thurs- and, at one point, within 11 feet of day that the contract with Her- the edge of the landfill. rera Environmental Consultants will be signed by next week. Contract amendment “I am pleased that we are movThe steps are called for in a ing forward and that the council is contract amendment approved supporting this action,” Cutler said. “It’s the right thing to do to Tuesday by the Port Angeles City protect the environment and limit Council. By a 5-1 vote, council members the city’s liability.” Installment of the devices is approved a $300,000 amendment among the first steps that will be to the contract with Seattle-based
Instruments will monitor Strait action against bluff below landfill BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Beginning later this summer, a Seattle firm will install wave-energy monitoring devices at the base of the closed city landfill and evaluate an existing sea wall at the base of the bluff on which the landfill sits. City Public Works & Utilities
Herrera to examine options for addressing bluff erosion. A story on Page A1 in the Clallam County edition Thursday incorrectly said the council had voted on a proposal from Councilman Max Mania to remove all of the landfill’s garbage. City Council members did discuss a proposal by Mania to consider removing all of the refuse but did not vote on it. Mania, who did not make a motion to remove all of the refuse, voted against the contract amendment.
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[See Setting It Straight on Page A2.] Options that Herrera will consider include placing geometrically shaped dolosse at the toe of the bluff to disperse wave action and relocating much of Cell 304’s garbage elsewhere in the dump, which closed in 2007. Herrera already has been contracted to design repairs to a damaged drainage system along the bluff that has exposed garbage at the landfill, located at the end of 18th Street.
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Singer Judd ties the knot with drummer COUNTRY SINGER WYNONNA Judd has tied the knot. Her publicist, Todd Brodginski, confirmed that she married drummer Cactus Moser in a Judd private family ceremony Sunday. The wedding took place in Leipers Fork, Tenn. This is the third marriage for 48-year-old Judd. The couple had been dating since 2009. Judd divorced her second husband, D.R. Roach, in 2007 after four years together. She has two children with her first husband, Arch Kelly III.
TOPPER Carla Creagan wears a huge hat as she poses for the photographers on the third day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, England, on Thursday.
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going solo. She has sold more than 10 million solo albums, with hits including “No One Else on Earth” and “I Saw the Light.”
cause. Mr. Neiman was a media-savvy artist who knew how to enthrall audiences Mr. Neiman with his in 2003 instant renditions of what he observed. In 1972, he sketched the world chess tournament between Boris Spassky and
Bobby Fischer in Reykjavik, Iceland, for a live television audience. He also produced live drawings of the Olympics for TV and was the official computer artist of the Super Bowl for CBS. Mr. Neiman’s paintings, many executed in household enamel paints that allowed him his fast-moving strokes, are an explosion in reds, blues, pinks, greens and yellows of pure kinetic energy.
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ROBERT J. KELLEHER, 99, senior U.S. District judge, the oldest serving federal judge in the nation and once an important figure in U.S. tennis, has died at his Los Angeles home. Announcement of Judge Kelleher’s death Wednesday came from Chief Judge Audrey B. Judge Collins of Kelleher the Central District of California who called him “a great judge and a dear friend.” “Judge Kelleher contributed to the life and history of the court and continued to handle cases well into his 90s,” she said. Among key cases he presided over was the late 1970s espionage trial of Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee. The case became the basis for a book and movie, “The Falcon and the Snowman.” The defendants, childhood pals from good homes, were convicted of conspiring to sell classified secrets to the Soviet Union.
_________ LEROY NEIMAN, 91, a painter and sketch artist best-known for evoking the kinetic energy of the world’s biggest sporting and leisure events with bright quick strokes, died Wednesday. Mr. Neiman was the official painter of five Olympiads and was a contributing artist at Playboy magazine for many years. His longtime publicist, Gail Parenteau, confirmed his death at a New York City hospital Wednesday but didn’t disclose the
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The farmers of Clallam County have the “greatest need” for a quick-freeze plant for their vine fruits and vegetable crops, said the new county horticulturist, M.A. Heren. “Transportation to city centers is so remote from Port Angeles now that a quick-freeze plant would furnish the best solution to the problem of where the little fellow is going to market his crops . . . such as peas and berries,” said Heren, who recently took over the duties of Ted Knoblauch, who transferred to the Snohomish district. “I notice where scores of people are building homes on the rim of Port Angeles and Sequim,” Heren said. “These people could plant patches of berries that could be hauled to a quickfreeze plant and provide an income for the families. “As it is now, there is practically no outlet for the berries except through local stores.”
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■ The Port Angeles City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday on a $300,000 contract consin’s 32nd National amendment to move forGuard infantry division ward with addressing erohave begun 10 days of guerrilla training in Olym- sion problems at a westside bluff where the city pic Peninsula forests. landfill was located. Headed by Maj. Charles A Peninsula Daily News J. Gerlach of Elkhorn, Wis., report Wednesday on Page the volunteer force acts as A1 of the Clallam County the aggressor against a edition erroneously said the battle group that conducts vote was against a proposal mock counterinsurgency by Councilman Max Mania operations against the sol- to consider removing all the dump’s refuse. dier-guerrillas. There was no motion to The name of the trainremove all the landfill’s ing effort is Operation garbage. Mania broached Sherwood Forest. the idea that all refuse should be removed during a 1987 (25 years ago) council discussion period. Vandals continue to City Engineer Mike Punstrike Sequim schools. tenney said such a move Extensive interior dam- could cost more than $100 million. age, estimated by Sequim Council members disSchool District Superintencussed Mania’s idea, but no dent Ken Anderson at around $6,000, was discov- motion was made, and the suggestion never was ered at Sequim Middle brought up for a vote. School. Mania’s vote was the It follows an early mornlone vote against the coning fire at the high school tract amendment that was earlier this week and an approved. explosion set off in the high _________ school’s faculty room last The Peninsula Daily News April. strives at all times for accuracy “This is insane,” Anderand fairness in articles, headlines son said. “We’ve got to do and photographs. To correct an error or to clarify a news story, something.”
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TODAY IS FRIDAY, June 22, the 174th day of 2012. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On June 22, 1912, the Republican National Convention in Chicago nominated President William Howard Taft and Vice President James Sherman for second terms of office; however, Sherman died just days before the election, which Taft lost to Woodrow Wilson. On this date: ■ In 1611, English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers aboard the Discovery; their fate remains unknown. ■ In 1870, the United States
Department of Justice was created. ■ In 1911, Britain’s King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey. ■ In 1937, Joe Louis began his reign as world heavyweight boxing champion by knocking out Jim Braddock in the eighth round of their fight in Chicago. ■ In 1938, Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium. ■ In 1940, during World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris. ■ In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Service-
men’s Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly known as the “GI Bill of Rights.” ■ In 1962, Air France Flight 117, a Boeing 707, crashed while on approach to Guadeloupe, killing all 113 people on board. ■ In 1969, singer-actress Judy Garland died in London at age 47. ■ In 1977, John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. attorney general to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up. He was released 19 months later. ■ In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court, in R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, unanimously ruled that “hate crime” laws that ban cross burning and similar expressions of racial
bias violated free-speech rights. ■ Ten years ago: An earthquake in northwestern Iran killed roughly 250 people. ■ Five years ago: Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned to Earth safely, ending a two-week mission to deliver an addition to the international space station and bringing home crew member Sunita “Suni” Williams, who’d set an endurance record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman at 195 days. ■ One year ago: James “Whitey” Bulger, the longtime fugitive Boston crime boss and fixture on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, was arrested in Santa Monica, Calif.
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A3 Briefly: Nation U.S. Commerce secretary quits after seizures
Sandusky jury is out
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jurors in Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case began deliberations Thursday after prosecutors described him as a serial WASHINGTON — Commerce molester, while his defense lawyer said the former Penn State Secretary John Bryson said assistant football coach was Thursday he is resigning from being victimized. the Obama administration after Prosecutors said Sandusky suffering a seizure earlier this was “a serial, predatory pedomonth in the Los Angeles area. phile” who used gifts and the President pageantry of Penn State’s Barack vaunted football program to Obama said lure and abuse vulnerable boys in a statewho came from troubled homes. ment that he Standing behind Sandusky, had accepted Senior Deputy Attorney General the resignaJoseph McGettigan III implored tion and the jury to convict him. thanked “He molested and abused Bryson for the Bryson and hurt these children horri“invaluable bly,” McGettigan said. “Find him experience and expertise” he brought to the guilty of everything.” administration. Cursing, nudity ruling Bryson, a 68-year-old former utility executive, wrote, “I have WASHINGTON — The concluded that the seizure I suf- Supreme Court on Thursday fered on June 9th could be a dis- unanimously threw out fines traction from my performance and other penalties against as secretary, and that our counbroadcast companies that viotry would be better served by a lated the Federal Communicachange in leadership.” tions Commission policy reguHis resignation followed a lating curse words and nudity series of traffic incidents in Cal- on television airwaves. ifornia earlier this month. The court concluded that Authorities said Bryson was broadcasters could not have driving near Los Angeles when known in advance that obscenihe struck a vehicle that had ties uttered during awards show stopped for a passing train. The programs and a brief display of secretary then struck a second nudity on an episode of ABC’s car in a nearby city, where he “NYPD Blue” could give rise to was later found unconscious in penalties. ABC and 45 affiliates his car. Bryson took a Breathawere hit with proposed fines lyzer test that didn’t detect any totaling nearly $1.24 million. The Associated Press alcohol, authorities said.
Syrian pilot defects to Jordan with plane Man lands MiG-21 warplane at King Hussein Air Base BY JAMAL HALABY AND BASSEMN MROUE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
AMMAN, Jordan — A fighter pilot on a training mission flew his MiG-21 warplane to Jordan on Thursday and asked for political asylum, the first defection of an air force pilot with his plane during the 15-month uprising against President Bashar Assad. The air force is considered fiercely loyal to Assad’s regime, and the defection suggests some of Syria’s most ironclad allegiances are fraying. It was a triumph for Assad the rebels fighting to overthrow Assad. A spokesman for the rebel Free Syrian Army, Ahmad Kassem, said the group had encouraged the pilot to defect and monitored his activity until the jet landed
safely in Jordan. The pilot, identified as Col. Hassan Hammadeh, removed his air force tag and kneeled on the tarmac in prayer after landing his plane at King Hussein Air Base in Mafraq, Jordan, 45 miles north of Amman, a Jordanian official said. He said the defector will be allowed to stay in the country on “humanitarian grounds.”
‘He may be tortured’ “He was given asylum because if he returned home, his safety will not be guaranteed. He may be tortured or killed,” the official said. Syria’s state-run TV reported earlier in the day that authorities had lost contact with a MiG-21 that was on a training mission in the country. After it became clear the pilot had defected, the staterun news agency quoted an unnamed military official as saying he was “a traitor.” Jordanian Information Minister Sameeh Maaytah confirmed that the pilot had defected.
The defection is a sensitive issue for Jordan, which wants to avoid getting dragged into the Syrian conflict. Jordan already has taken in 125,000 Syrian refugees. Syria is seeking their return. Syria is one of Jordan’s largest Arab trade partners, with bilateral trade estimated at $470 million last year. The Syrian regime has been hit with defections before, although none as dramatic as the fighter pilot’s. Most have been low-level conscripts in the army. In March, however, Turkish officials said that two Syrian generals, a colonel and two sergeants had defected from the army and crossed into Turkey. Also in March, Syria’s deputy oil minister became the highestranking civilian official to join the opposition and urged his countrymen to “abandon this sinking ship” as the nation spiraled toward civil war. Brig. Gen. Mostafa Ahmad alSheik, who fled to Turkey in January, was the highest-ranking officer to bolt. In late August, Adnan Bakkour, attorney general of the central city of Hama, appeared in a video announcing he had defected.
Briefly: World Muslim militant Anders Behring Breivik insists he is sane and that he carried out the July 22 STOCKHOLM — Sweden attacks for ramped up security at its three nuclear power plants Thursday political reasons, prosecuBreivik after a small amount of explotors said in sives without a triggering device closing arguments Thursday was found on a forklift on the grounds of the country’s largest that doubts about his mental state mean he should be sent to atomic power station, authorities said. Police were investigat- a psychiatric institution instead of prison. ing possible sabotage but Ultimately, it’s up to the Oslo insisted that even if there had district court to decide whether been a blast ,it would not have Breivik is criminally insane posed any great danger. when it presents its ruling, Bomb-sniffing dogs detected the explosives in a routine check expected a month after the trial ends today. Wednesday afternoon by security staff in the power plant’s U.K. doctor protest industrial area. Bomb technicians said the LONDON — Medical appointmaterial lacked a detonating ments and minor operations device, meaning there was no were canceled across Britain on danger of a explosion. Thursday, as thousands of doc“But even if it would have tors took part in their first indusbeen equipped with a detonator, trial action in almost 40 years to a potential blast would have protest changes to their pensions. had pretty limited effects — the The British Medical Associatruck would have received some tion, a doctors’ union, said the damage and perhaps some pass- 24-hour action was not a strike ers-by would have been injured, — doctors came to worbut were but it wouldn’t have harmed the refusing to do non-urgent proceplant in any way,” police spokes- dures or paperwork. man Tommy Nyman said. The medical association represents 100,000 doctors, but Breivik termed insane only about 11,500 had reportOSLO, Norway — If prosecu- edly joined the action. About one-quarter of doctors’ tors get their way, no one will be practices were affected, with held criminally responsible for about 2,000 health centers the deaths of 77 people in a reporting that at least one staff bomb and shooting rampage member had joined the protest. that roiled the peaceful nation. Even though self-styled antiThe Associated Press
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In a video made Feb. 27 by Sanford, Fla., police, George Zimmeman re-enacts his scuffle with Trayvon Martin moments before he shot the 17-year-old from Miami.
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman re-enacted the fight he had with Trayvon Martin in police video released Thursday, giving his most detailed account yet of what led him to fatally shoot the unarmed teenager. Zimmerman claims in the video that Martin said, “You’re going to die” and reached for Zimmerman’s gun just before the shooting.
Police recording The police recording was taken a day after the Feb. 26 shooting. The video, along with audio recordings of police interviews, was released by Zimmerman’s attorney about a week before Zim-
merman’s second bond hearing on a second-degree murder charge and on the heels of telephone calls capturing Zimmerman and his wife talking in code about using Martin money collected for a defense fund to pay off credit cards. In the video (http://apne.ws/ KWquJX), Zimmerman tells detectives he grabbed his gun from a holster on his waist before Martin could get it, and shot the 17-year-old Martin once in the chest as they fought on the ground outside townhomes in a gated community. After firing, Zimmer-
man said thought he missed. “He sat up and said, ‘You got me. You got me,’ or something like that,” Zimmerman said. Zimmerman said Martin had been on top of him, slamming his head against the ground. The tape shows two butterfly bandages on the back of Zimmerman’s head and another on his nose. “It felt like my head was going to explode,” he said. In one recording, a detective tells Zimmerman three days after the shooting that Martin was a “good kid, mild-mannered kid” and asks Zimmerman to explain why he didn’t have bruises on his body or broken ribs. Zimmerman claims he shot the teen in self-defense, under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.
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West: Convicted California serial killer is arraigned
Nation: Dow loses 251, year’s second-biggest drop
Nation: $275,000 raised for bullied N.Y. bus monitor
World: Conflicts growing as lions speared in Kenya
A CONVICTED CALIFORNIA serial killer pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering two women in New York City in the 1970s, charges lodged just last year after suspicion swirled around him for decades. Rodney Alcala, a former datingshow contestant who has spent the past 33 years tangling with authorities in a series of trials and overturned convictions, was arraigned Thursday in New York City in the deaths of Cornelia Crilley and Ellen Hover. Alcala looked thin and drawn as he said only “not guilty” in a steady voice. He wore an orange jail jumpsuit and long gray hair in ponytail.
WORRIES ABOUT THE U.S. economy sent the Dow Jones industrial average down 251 points, the secondworst drop this year. The bad news kept piling up Thursday. Commodity prices slumped in early trading after a report said manufacturing in China fell this month. The Philadelphia branch of the Federal Reserve also reported a sharp drop in manufacturing in the Northeast. The Dow closed down 2 percent at 12,574. Alcoa fell the most. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 30 points to 1,326, a decline of 2.2 percent. The Nasdaq fell 71 points, 2.4 percent, to 2,859.
A VIDEO OF a 68-year-old school bus monitor mercilessly taunted by seventh-graders became an online rallying point against bullies Thursday, with a fund for the Rochester, N.Y., grandmother raising at least $275,000. Police said Karen Klein does not want her young tormenters in the town of Greece, N.Y., to face charges. The verbal abuse was captured in a 10-minute cellphone video recorded Monday by a student of Athena Middle School in suburban Rochester and later posted to YouTube. The video shows Klein trying her best to ignore the stream of profanity, insults and outright threats directed at her.
CROUCHING AT DAWN in the savannah’s tall grass, the lions tore through the flesh of eight goats. Dogs barked, women screamed, and Maasai tribesman gathered their spears. Kenya Wildlife Service rangers responded to the attack but arrived without a veterinarian and no way to tranquilize the eight lions and remove them from the settlement not far from the edges of Nairobi National Park. In the end, the Maasai speared the lions, killing six: two adult lionesses, two younger lions and two cubs. Wednesday’s killings highlight the growing threat to Kenya’s wildlife posed by the encroachment of development.
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Hospital: Raise CONTINUED FROM A1 OMC, Jefferson Healthcare and Forks Community Hospital signed affiliation agreements with Seattle-based Swedish Medical Center last fall and winter. Swedish joined forces with Providence Health & Services in October. â€œI think he [Lewis] has done a tremendous job,â€? Cammack added. Lewis, who became the permanent CEO in January 2007, has the same retirement and health care benefits as other hospital managers. With the raise, Lewis will earn $49,000 less than Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn, whose $225,000 salary is the highest of all public employees on the North Olympic Peninsula. The CEO of nearby Whidbey General Hospital earns $230,000 per year. Both of those organizations are significantly smaller than OMC. â€œI fully agree with you that maybe some of these other folks with an average census of five or six people get paid too much,â€? Cammack told Woods. â€œI think Mr. Lewis is not even getting paid enough.â€? OMC has 1,100 employees working at its 80-bed hospital and various clinics in Port Angeles and Sequim. It is the largest employer in Clallam County. Jefferson Healthcare, Forks Community Hospital and Whidbey General are critical-access hospitals, meaning they have 25 beds or fewer. Forks Community Hospital co-administrators Camille Scott and John Sherrett earn per-diem wages depending on their hours, Sherrett has said. â€œOlympic Medical Center, in general, has a philosophy that we pay all of our employees a market-based wage and benefit package for a total compensation that is marketbased,â€? Commissioner John Nutter said. â€œThe data clearly shows us that the market for Eric, for someone performing at his level for our size of organization, is probably at least $300,000. â€œI appreciate the fact that he worked without any raise for going on six years now.â€? Since Lewis became CEO, union-represented staffers have received total raises of more than 20 percent through longevity steps and annual pay increases, OMC officials have said.
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OMC employs doctor for Sequim walk-in clinic BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Olympic Medical Center has hired a doctor to work on a part-time basis at the new walk-in clinic in Sequim. Hospital commissioners Wednesday unanimously approved an employment contract with Dr. Joel Finman, a board-certified family practitioner. Finman practiced in Sequim for about five years before accepting a job to run urgent-care centers for the military, said Dr. Rebecca Corley, OMC chief physician officer. â€œWhen we made the decision to open our walk-in clinic in Sequim on May 1, one of the first individuals we picked up the phone and called was Dr. Finman, who was delighted that we were opening up the service,â€? Corley told commissioners in their twice-monthly meeting in the lower conference area of the Port Angeles hospital. â€œHe was very anxious to bring his expertise back to our community, given his family and he â€” when he was not working for the military â€” were still living ________ in Sequim.â€? After wrapping up his Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, military obligations this or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
fall, Finman will begin working half time at the clinic located at OMCâ€™s Sequim campus. He will earn $1,000 per 10-hour shift, not to exceed $200,000 per year. Finman also will be the clinicâ€™s medical director. He has been working there as a start-up consultant under a professional services agreement. â€œThis will change him to an actual employment model,â€? Corley said.
â€œWe are limited right now by space. It allows for one practitioner at a time, so weâ€™ll be bringing to the board within the next month or two plans to expand that space in Sequim so that we would be able to accommodate two and in the future even three practitioners.â€? The walk-in clinic accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients and anyone needing urgent care, Corley said.
then into the future.â€? OMCâ€™s current telemedicine contract is centered around stroke care. The contract specifies the level of cooperation between the parties and carries a subscription fee for having a credentialed Swedish neurologist available 24 hours a day. â€œWhat weâ€™re proposing tonight is to launch this remote telemedicine master services agreement that will fold the telestroke contract into that as an exhibit and will allow us to add on modules, contracted modules, for future telemedicine services,â€? Kennedy said. â€œFor instance, right now weâ€™re talking about telecardiology, specifically for having interpretations of cardiac tests done by physicians at Swedish. â€œWe are working on a contract to arrange for that service,â€? Kennedy added. â€œWhat we would do with that contract is we would make that an exhibit of this master agreement.â€? The master agreement was approved by a unanimous vote.
Clinic opened in May
OMC launched the walkin clinic in early May to accommodate a growing demand. It is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. â€œWeâ€™re limited by space and availability of practitioners,â€? Corley said. â€œBut with the soft opening, weâ€™re seeing between eight and 19 patients a day when open. Itâ€™s serving, I think, a great need in Sequim.â€? Commissioner Jim Cammack asked Corley if the clinicâ€™s hours would expand when Finman comes on board. â€œCorrect,â€? Corley said. â€œWeâ€™re very actively recruiting for additional practitioners to work in this space,â€? she said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Scott Kennedy, OMCâ€™s chief medical officer, introduced a remote telemedicine master services agreement with Seattleâ€™s Swedish Medical Center. Telemedicine allows physicians at other hospitals to provide services for OMC patients, including the analysis of tests performed on stroke patients. OMC, Jefferson Healthcare and Forks Community Hospital became affiliated with Swedish several months ago. â€œThere is not a cost to making this contract hap________ pen,â€? Kennedy said. â€œWhat it is is a reorganiReporter Rob Ollikainen can be zation of our approach to reached at 360-452-2345, ext. telemedicine contracting 5072, or at rob.ollikainen@ that we have currently and peninsuladailynews.com.
Briefly . . . when a man suspected of shooting two Spokane County sheriffâ€™s deputies broke down her back door, ripped her phone off the wall and demanded her car keys. Rock used her heavy JOYCE â€” Crescent wooden cane to beat on susWater Association customers pect Charles R. Wallace and no longer need to boil their shouted that he leave her tap water, the state Depart- north Spokane house. ment of Health said ThursPolice said Wallace drove day. the womanâ€™s car on a wild Lab tests received Thurs- police chase, shooting at law day show the water meets enforcement officers before safe drinking-water stancrashing the car just outside dards. of Deer Park and shooting A boil-water advisory himself fatally in the head. was issued Tuesday after a water main broke, causing Boat smoking parts of the system to lose SEATTLE â€” A fishing pressure. vessel fire off the WashingWhen water pressure is ton coast created a large lost, it is possible for potentially harmful contaminants plume of smoke that could be seen for miles. to enter the lines. U.S. Coast Guard Petty The water main has been Officer Nathan Bradshaw repaired. said the boat was located The Crescent Water Association serves people in more than 12 miles off the coast of Washington, near 500 homes and businesses Moclips on the southwest in Joyce. corner of the state. For more information, Bradshaw said three peophone 360-928-3128. ple onboard the vessel were rescued by another fishing Dog trees suspect boat Thursday afternoon. No KENNEWICK â€” A injuries were reported at the Pasco police dog found a rob- time. bery suspect hiding up a tree at a Kennewick golf course. Biofuel tested Police searched the TriSEATTLE â€” An EverettCity Country Club early based buoy tender is the first Wednesday for a man who Coast Guard ship to test a fled in a stolen car after he biofuel made from algae. was caught taking old car The Coast Guard said batteries from behind a the 175-foot Henry Blake Walmart. fueled up Wednesday with a The Tri-City Herald reported that the police dog, blend of diesel and algal oil Solorio, initially alerted offi- and took off on its rounds cers by stopping at a big tree maintaining navigation aids on the golf course. Then the in Washington waters. Petty Officer Nathan K-9 unit searched the rest of Bradshaw in Seattle said the golf course. Solorio went the Henry Blake is a good back to the tree and sat guinea pig for this type of down. Officers looked up fuel, which the Navy also is and found the suspect hidtesting. ing in the top of the tree. The testing will determine whether the renewable Woman fights back fuel can be used in other SPOKANE â€” Mary Rock Coast Guard cutters, reducwasnâ€™t about to give up her ing their use of petroleumcar without a fight. based fuel. The 87-year-old Spokane Peninsula Daily News woman fought back Tuesday and The Associated Press
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Forks sixth-grader Sage Barr shows her display on the Nez Perce tribe, which includes settlements, economy, religion, government, architecture and art, during â€œAncient Civilization Nightâ€? at Forks Middle School on Tuesday. Barr also made the dress she wears. Sixth-graders did projects examining the history and geography of Native American tribes as well as civilizations dating back to the 10th century.
Landfill: Contract amendment CONTINUED FROM A1 depth and volume of landfill refuse and alternative The contract amend- areas of relocation for garment also includes the fol- bage that is in the cell and which is in danger of comlowing tasks: promising the bluff. â– Construction services â– A summary of the to correct the drainage sys- data collected by Herrera tem, which will include a with an outline of design new pipeline support sys- and cost alternatives to protem. tect the bluff and relocate â– Delineate the extent, the refuse.
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â– Help the city seek grants and other funding for stabilizing the bluff, which could cost a total of $11.1 million, according to a Herrera report on the landfill.
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Would-be swabbies, ahoy. A tall ship’s a-comin’. The sailing ship Hawaiian Chieftain will make a stop in Port Angeles on Tuesday and will return for longer visits in Port Angeles and Port Townsend several times later in the summer, offering tours, brief adventure cruises and longer cruises. The steel-hulled sailing vessel was built in 1988, designed to resemble early colonial-era passenger and coastal sailing ships that traded among coastal cities and towns on the Atlantic coast. Usually the Hawaiian Chieftain accompanies the Lady Washington, a fullscale 1989 reproduction of the 18th-century colonial trading ship and Revolutionary War privateer of the same name. This year, the Lady Washington is undergoing a major refit and will not visit its usual summer ports of call. When the Hawaiian Chieftain comes to Port Angeles on Tuesday, it will be only for a six-hour sail to Victoria, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The ship will set sail at 7 a.m. from City Pier. The cost of the cruise is $78 per person for all ages, including infants.
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The Hawaiian Chieftain sails into Port Angeles Harbor in 2010. Port Townsend The Hawaiian Chieftain will begin its longer visit to Port Townsend on July 7 and will offer several tours and passenger sailings through July 12. All tours and sailings will be from the pier at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St. The ship will be open for walk-on tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7-8 and from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 10-11. Walk-on tours do not require a reservation. A $3 donation is requested for tours. The Hawaiian Chieftain’s crew offers two types of cruises: three-hour adventure sails and two-
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hour evening sails. The trips are described as “a living history experience with demonstrations of tall-ship handling, sea shanty singing and maritime storytelling.” Afternoon adventure tours will be offered from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 7-8. Tickets cost $39 per person. Evening sailings will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 8 and 10. Tickets cost $39 per person for the July 8 evening sail and $29 for the July 10 sailing. The Hawaiian Chieftain will sail at 8 a.m. July 12 from Port Townsend to Port Angeles’ City Pier.
Passengers on the six- 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 and hour cruise will be served a 15. Tickets cost $39 per permeal. Tickets for the cruise son. cost $78.50 per person. Evening sailings will be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Port Angeles July 13, 14, 15, 17 and 18. While in Port Angeles on Tickets cost $29 per person. The Hawaiian Chieftain July 13-19, the Hawaiian will depart Port Angeles at Chieftain will offer similar 8 p.m. July 19 for an eighttours and sailings. Tours of the tall ship will hour, one-way sail to Bellbe available at 4 p.m. ingham. Tickets cost $78.50 July 13, from 10 a.m. to per person, including a 1 p.m. July 15 and 17, and meal at sea. Advance tickets for all from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. sailing trips are available at July 18-19. The ship’s tours are www.historicalseaport.org. ________ offered for free, but a $3 donation per person is Reporter Arwyn Rice can be appreciated. reached at 360-452-2345, ext. Afternoon adventure 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula tours will be offered from dailynews.com.
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PORT TOWNSEND — AAUW Port Townsend and the University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County recently presented $13,500 in scholarships to five young women from East Jefferson County. This year, two nursing scholarships, for $3,000 and $1,500, also were awarded in memory of Elizabeth Mullensky, an AAUW Port Townsend member who died of cancer in 2011. ■ Brianne Rowan was awarded the $7,500 Elmira K. Beyer Award for continuing education. This endowed scholarship is awarded to a Jefferson County woman who has completed at least one year of college. Rowan graduated from Chimacum High School in 2008 with a joint Associate of Arts from Peninsula College. She currently is a senior at Juniata College in Pennsylvania, where she has maintained a 3.985 grade-point average while majoring in global health. ■ Heidi Eisenhour received a $1,500 academic scholarship for continuing education. She graduated from Port Townsend High in 1988 and earned a Bachelor of Science from Evergreen State College in geology and earth/environmental sciences in 1994. Eisenhour is studying librarianship at Clarion University in Pennsylvania. ■ Khloe Frank received a $1,500 academic scholarship for continuing education, graduated from Port Townsend High School in 2010, then enrolled at the University of Washington, where she has a 3.87 GPA while majoring in neurobiology with a minor in global health. ■ Chimacum senior Hannah Lawson received the $1,500 Chimacum High School scholarship. She plans to attend Western Washington University and will major in neonatal nursing or early childhood education. ■ Xuan Emily Liao received the $1,500 Port Townsend High School scholarship. She will attend the University of Washington this fall and wants to go on to medical school to study family medicine. ■ The Elizabeth Mullensky Memorial Scholarships were awarded to 2001 Chimacum High School graduate Danielle Friedrich ($3,000) and 2001 Port Townsend High School graduate Rachel Collins ($1,500). Friedrich is working on a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of Washington-Bothell. She earned an associate degree in nursing from Shoreline Community College in 2006 and has worked as a nurse at Harborview Medical Center. Collins is working on her Associate of Nursing at Lower Columbia College. She received a Bachelor of Arts in archaeology from Western Washington University in 2005. Collins said she was inspired to become a nurse while working at Jefferson Healthcare Home Health and Hospice.
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Pink Up PA continues with golf, finale dinner PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Amanda Bacon, left, and Gary Prosser of Final Approach perform Wednesday at Port Angeles City Pier during the season kickoff of the Concert on the Pier music series. The free performances are sponsored by KeyBank, the Elwha River Casino, the Peninsula Daily News, Sunset Do-it-Best Hardware, the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce and Port Angeles Parks and Recreation. They continue Wednesday with the Dukes of Dabob.
Briefly . . . Film ‘1776’ to screen on Tuesday
PORT ANGELES — The Pink Up Port Angeles fundraising campaign will feature a golf tournament today and a special guest at a Pink Up finale dinner Saturday. The Soroptimists International of Port Angeles’ (Noon Club) annual fundraising campaign, which began last Friday, supports Operation Uplift, a Port Angeles-based group that offers education, information, support meetings, a 24-hour phone line, free clinics, prostheses and wigs for both women and men with all types of cancer. Operation Uplift operates on donations and with an allvolunteer board of directors. All Pink Up donations remain in Clallam County, said Linda deBord, fundraising chairwoman.
FORKS — A discussion on coastal and marine spatial planning will be held at Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S. Forks Ave., from 4 p.m. to SEQUIM — The “Ya 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Gotta See This Movie!” Discussion participants series continues with the include the North Pacific 1972 film version of the Marine Resource CommitBroadway musical “1776.” The movie will be shown tee, the state Department at Jeremiah’s BBQ, 825 W. of Ecology and the Nature Conservancy. Washington St., at Recent legislation 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. requires Washington to Large portions of dialogue from songs and begin coastal marine spaspeeches in the movie are tial planning for the Pacific taken directly from the let- coast, as well as elsewhere. ters and memoirs of the Members of the Nature actual participants who Conservancy will discuss created the Constitution. their pilot project in Pacific
including KJR, Young Country and, most recently, 97.3 KBSG, and is known for his impersonations of Burns Tom Brokaw, Barney Fife, Richard Simmons and others. Burns also has provided the voice for video and computer animation characters, including that of Bowser in the Nintendo Super series. He can be heard in ads for Sound Transit, Washington Dental Services and Muckleshoot Bingo, and has provided the voice in sales training videos for Les Schwab Tire, IBM Cloud and CenturyLink. In 2007, he created a solo live performance show examining his life of growing up on a farm to his career in radio.
The keynote speaker for Saturday’s finale dinner will County utilizing the Wash- be radio and voice personalington Marine Planner geo- ity Scott Burns of Seattle. The dinner will begin at graphic information system. 7 p.m. at the Port Angeles Spatial planning uses maps to create a more com- CrabHouse Restaurant, 221 N. Lincoln St., with a cocktail prehensive picture of a hour starting at 5:30 p.m. marine area, identifying Admission will be $35. where and how an ocean Burns, who has won area is being used and seven Puget Sound Broadwhat natural resources and casters “Soundies Awards,” habitat exist. has broadcast on morning radio shows in Seattle,
He can be seen in the film “G-Sale,” a “mockumentary” look at a town’s fascination with garage sales. Burns now produces radio commercials for Destination Marketing, teaches classes and provides private coaching for those interested in entering the field of voiceover. Sponsors of the dinner are Union Bank, Windermere
SEQUIM — Clallam County Commissioner Jim McEntire will hold a “Coffee with the Commish” event at the Mariner Restaurant, 707 E. Washington St., Suite A, at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Peninsula Daily News
Shop, 2720 E. U.S. Highway 101, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Fishing guide Jerry Wright will share knowledge of West End rivers. The local chapter agenda
Realty and Wilder Toyota. Advance tickets for the dinner are available by phoning 360-477-3101. Today at noon, a shotgunstart Pink Up Golf Tournament will begin at Peninsula Golf Club, 824 S. Lindberg Road. Registration is $45 for golf club members or $80 for nonmembers, and includes greens fees and a light snack, followed by hors d’oeuvres. During the tournament, a hole-in-one will win a new truck, a 2012 GMC, from Ruddell Auto Mall. The major sponsor for the tournament is All Weather Heating & Cooling Inc. Also sponsoring the event is the Mac Ruddell Community Fund. To register, phone Chris Repass at the golf club at 360-457-6501. On Sunday, volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Cornerhouse, 101. E. Front St., for breakfast before fanning out to take down the pink ribbons they have tied all over downtown Port Angeles. For more information about the fundraising events, phone deBord at 360-4601155 or 360-457-6181, or Margo Peterson-Pruss at 360-460-4251. For more information about the Soroptimists International of Port Angeles (Noon Club), visit www. sipawa.org.
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PORT ANGELES — The Coastal Conservation Association-North Olympic Peninsula Chapter will meet at Jerry’s Bait and Tackle
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Schools release calendars for ’12-’13 year BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Peninsula school districts have released calendars for the 2012-2013 school year that include staggered starts, varied winter breaks and — for many — more built-in snow days than in the past. Most districts scheduled the first day of school the day after Labor Day. Crescent will be the first district to begin classes Sept. 1 and Quillayute Valley the last Sept. 6. Quillayute Valley and Brinnon school districts will be the first to let classes out for the summer in 2013 on June 13, and Sequim will be the latest to end
snow makeup days at the beginning of summer. Port Angeles and Quillayute Valley school districts in particular had to extend school into the summer, with students being excused this week. Next school year, if there have been no snow days, there is no class on snow makeup days. More snow days If snow days occur before the makeup days, class will More snow days were be held on those days. built into some district schedules because school End of year makeups boards are mindful of the unusual snow events expeIf there are not enough rienced in the past two makeup days on the calenyears. dar, students will make up In 2010-2011 and 2011- snow days at the end of the 2012, snowstorms shut year, as determined by each down schools for as long as district. a week, resulting in several All districts scheduled school June 19. Because Christmas and New Year’s fall on Mondays, districts arranged winter break schedules differently. Some districts scheduled the usual last two weeks of December, plus Jan. 1, while others will take the final week of December and the first week of January.
their Thanksgiving break from Nov. 22-23 and spring break from April 1-5. Here are Peninsula public school district calendars for 2012-2013: ■ Port Angeles School District — First day Sept. 4; winter break Dec. 24-Jan. 4; graduation June 14; last day June 14; potential snow makeup days June 17-18. ■ Sequim School District — First day Sept. 5; winter break Dec. 24-Jan. 4; graduation June 14; last day June 19; potential snow makeup days March 15, March 29 and April 19. ■ Port Townsend School District — First day Sept. 4; winter break Dec. 21-Jan. 4; graduation June 7; last day June 14; potential snow
make-up days, June 17-19. ■ Quillayute Valley School District — First day Sept. 6; winter break Dec. 19-Jan. 2; graduation June 8; last day June 13; potential snow makeup days May 24 and June 14-17. ■ Cape Flattery School District — First day Sept. 6; winter break Dec. 24-Jan. 4; graduation not listed; last day June 18; potential snow makeup days Feb. 28 and March 1. ■ Crescent School District — First day Sept. 1; winter break Dec. 19-Jan. 2; last day June 14; graduation June 16; potential snow makeup days March 9. ■ Chimacum School District — First day Sept. 4;
winter break, Dec. 24Jan. 4; graduation June 8; last day June 14; potential snow makeup days Nov. 30, Feb. 15, March 15 and June 17-19. ■ Quilcene School District — First day Sept. 4; winter break Dec. 24-Jan. 4; last day June 13; graduation June 15; potential snow makeup days May 24 and June 14-17. ■ Brinnon School District — First day Sept. 4; winter break Dec. 24-Jan. 4; last day June 13; potential snow makeup days Jan. 28, May 24 and June 14-17.
________ Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula dailynews.com.
One hurt when car crashes into two others in Hadlock Vehicle pushed into bus stop PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT HADLOCK — One person was taken to a hospital after a driver in the Port Hadlock QFC parking lot backed into one car before pulling forward and striking another car, driving it into a nearby bus stop Thursday afternoon. An unidentified woman bicyclist who had been sitting on the bench at the Jefferson Transit QFC bus stop facing Irondale Road suffered lower back and possible neck injuries and was transported to Jefferson Healthcare hospital for evaluation, said Bill Beezley, East Jefferson Fire-Rescue spokesman. Another bus stop occupant refused medical treatment, he said.
Fire Chief Gordon Pomeroy was driving by when he saw the wreck. “I saw a woman fly into the air and a car exiting QFC parking lot at a high rate of speed,” he said. “I got on the radio and called in the accident to bring in our people.”
First car hit Beezley said witnesses told firefighters that an unidentified elderly driver of a Chevrolet Lumina backed out of a parking space near the front of the QFC building and struck another car. The driver of the Lumina then placed his car in “drive” and gunned the engine, sending the car over the parking space curb, through the parking space on the other side and into the left rear panel of a Subaru Outback wagon
“I saw a woman fly into the air and a car exiting QFC parking lot at a high rate of speed. I got on the radio and called in the accident to bring in our people.” GORDON POMEROY East Jefferson fire chief that was parked directly behind the bus stop. The Subaru spun around and crashed into the bus stop, while the Lumina continued on into Irondale Road. The driver of the Lumina eventually slowed down enough to return to the parking lot, Beezley said, CRYSTAL CRAIG/EAST JEFFERSON COUNTY FIRE-RESCUE adding that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is One person was taken to a hospital after a car was pushed into a Jefferson Transit bus stop in Port Hadlock on Thursday. investigating.
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Fire damages Hadlock home Overheating computer ignites blaze PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT HADLOCK — A homeowner, her three dogs and a cat escaped safely from a fire in a house said to be about a century old in
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Port Hadlock on Thursday, but they can’t move back in until the dwelling is cleared of smoke and water damage. The fire, which began at 7:34 a.m., was caused by an overheating computer sitting on a pile of papers and books in the home at the 80 block of Randolph Street, said Bill Beezley, East Jefferson Fire-Rescue spokesman.
‘Great save’ Firefighters arrived to find smoke billowing from a second-story window in the single-family home and quickly knocked down the flames, Beezley said. “We made a great save
on the house,” he said. “It will be habitable” after it is cleaned up, but it suffered “significant” smoke damage and water damage, he said. The homeowner, who was not identified, was put in touch with the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross for housing assistance.
100 years old She told firefighters she has owned the home for 23 years and that it was about 100 years old. The fire department credits a timely response for preventing a larger fire, Beezley said. According to the first
firefighters at the scene, the heat in the second story was “intense,” signaling that a flashover was imminent, Beezley said.
Flashover Flashover occurs when combustible material is super-heated and begins emitting flammable gases. At about 1,100 degrees, virtual spontaneous combustion occurs, enveloping a room in flames, Beezley said. Three engines and 12 uniformed personnel from East Jefferson Fire-Rescue responded to the fire alarm as well as firefighters from Naval Magazine Indian Island and from Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue.
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Port Angeles Parks Department employees Brian Flores, standing, and Darryl Anderson check for level on concrete forms Tuesday that will become the perimeter of a new playground to be built at Shane Park in Port Angeles. A community fundraising effort helped purchase equipment for the playground, with assembly planned for late this month or early July.
Briefly . . . Democrats meet today at free event PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Democratic Party will include appearances by candidates for various judicial seats at its general meeting today. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. at the county Democratic Party’s headquarters at 124-A W. First St., Port Angeles. The event is free and open to the public, regardless of political persuasion. In addition to the forum will be endorsement votes for Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam and Reps. Kevin Van De Wege and Steve Tharinger, both of Sequim. The three Democrats represent the 24th District, which covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County. Among the judicial candidates who have been confirmed to appear at the forum are: ■ State Supreme Court, Position 2 candidate — Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens. ■ State Supreme Court, Position 9 candidates — King County Superior Court Judge Bruce Hilyer and attorney Sheryl Gordon McCloud. ■ Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 2 candidates — Former state Rep. and current Deputy Insurance Commissioner Brendan Williams, former Assistant Attorney General Thomas Bjorgen and Tom Weaver. ■ Clallam County Superior Court candidates — Clallam County District Court Judge Erik Rohrer, Clallam County Hearings Examiner Chris Melly and Assistant Attorney General Will Payne. Not all candidates for each race have confirmed that they will appear. An update also is planned on Clallam County native Derek Kilmer’s campaign for the 6th Congressional District seat now held by Democrat Norm Dicks.
The update will be presented by Matthew Randazzo, Clallam Democratic Party chairman, who also works as Kilmer’s communications director and Olympic Peninsula director.
MV Coho schedule PORT ANGELES — The MV Coho ferry is now running on an expanded summer schedule. The Black Ball Ferry Line launched its summer schedule Thursday. It will offer eight sailings a day through early September. The Coho travels between Port Angeles and Victoria. The trip across the Strait of Juan de Fuca takes 90 minutes. The Coho leaves Port Angeles each day at 8:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 5:20 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and returns from Victoria at 6:10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cohoferry.com.
Ozette meeting SEKIU — The Lake Ozette Steering Committee will meet at the Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice St., from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Citizens are invited to attend the steering committee’s discussion about Lake Ozette sockeye salmon recovery updates, public outreach and project implementation. Agenda topics will include recovery project reports, public outreach and education and future steering committee activities. Over the past five years, the committee has helped develop the Lake Ozette Sockeye Salmon Recovery Plan and is now providing input for its implementation. Membership includes landowners, interested citizens, timber companies and representatives of local, state, federal and tribal governments. Peninsula Daily News
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Dicks, Murray submit wilderness legislation Bill protects water, fish habitat BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Two members of Washingtonâ€™s congressional delegation offered compromise legislation Thursday to protect water, fish habitat and wilderness on the North Olympic Peninsula nearly two months after the proposalâ€™s outlines were presented at a forestry conference in Port Angeles. U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, D - B e l f a i r, and U.S. Sen. Patty M u r r a y, D-Bothell, introduced the Wild Dicks Olympics Wilderness & Wild Scenic Rivers Act of 2012 on Thursday and hope to get a hearing on the legisla- Murray tion before the House Natural Resources Committee, chaired by 4th District U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, whose district includes the TriCities, said Dicksâ€™ spokesman George Behan. A spokeswoman from Hastingsâ€™ office did not return calls for comment Thursday on the chances of that happening. â€œItâ€™s hard to be optimistic on wilderness proposals because they typically take a long time to percolate
through,â€? Behan said. The legislation is based on a more controversial proposal by Quilcene-based Wild Olympics that included a willing-buyer, willing-seller provision involving Olympic National Park that is not part of the Dicks-Murray plan, Behan said. Wild Olympics organizer Connie Gallant has said her group supports the DicksMurray plan.
tion of the willing-buyer, willing-seller provision objected to by the timber industry. The provision would have allowed the park to purchase up to 20,000 acres of privately owned land outside the park if landowners were willing to sell it. The revised proposal would designate 126,554 acres as new wilderness in Olympic National Forest, which would make them unharvestable, and would designate 19 rivers and seven tributaries as wild and scenic. An additional 5,346 acres potentially would become wilderness if the U.S. Forest Service completes restoration under current management plans. Land that would be preserved includes 93,959 acres of old-growth trees, Behan said. Other changes include the addition of 7,400 acres of old-growth and trees more than 80 years old that would be designated wilderness and the removal of 11,300 acres of timber base, including second-growth plantations, according to a fact sheet from Dicksâ€™ office. All forest system roads also were removed from the proposed wilderness area. â€œIt was changed in several ways before it finally got to what we call the final version that was introduced [Thursday],â€? Behan said.
Dicks called HR 5995 â€œa consensus proposalâ€? in a press release. â€œThis legislation will protect sources of clean drinking water, preserve critical salmon and steelhead habitat, and protect the area economy,â€? Dicks said. â€œThe feedback we have received from everyday citizens has played a vital role in the development of this legislation,â€? he added. â€œThe result has been a consensus proposal that will help protect these sensitive areas on the Olympic Peninsula and continue our progress to protect and restore Puget Sound and Hood Canal for future generations.â€? Dicksâ€™ aide Sara Crumb presented outlines of the Dicks-Murray legislation ________ May 3 in Port Angeles at the 2012 annual meeting of Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb the Washington State Soci- can be reached at 360-452-2345, ety of American Foresters ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ highlighting the elimina- peninsuladailynews.com.
Wild Olympics poll shows strong support for proposal BY CHRIS TUCKER PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
A Wild Olympics Campaign-commissioned poll of 500 possible voters in the 6th Congressional District said it found strong support for a proposal to designate about 130,000 acres of wilderness and protect 23 rivers and tributaries as â€œwild and scenic.â€? Nearly 2 out of 3 likely voters â€” 64 percent â€” expressed approval for the Wild Olympics plan, according to poll results. A plan originally was proposed by the Wild Olympics consortium of environmental groups. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Belfair, who represents the 6th Congressional District, which includes the North Olympic Peninsula, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Bothell, have now offered their own version.
â€˜Overwhelming supportâ€™ The poll was conducted June 7-10 by the Mellman Group, a Democratic polling firm, and by Public Opinion Strategies, a Republican polling firm, for the Pew Environment Group at the request of the Wild Olympics Coalition. â€œOur poll finds overwhelming support for the Wild Olympics proposal to protect rivers and streams on the Olympic Peninsula,â€? said Mark Mellman of the
Mellman Group in a statement. â€œEven after being told of restrictions on commercial activity and motorized vehicles in wilderness areas, support for the proposal was more than four times the mere 15 percent who opposed it,â€? Mellman said. The poll did not convince one opponent of the wilderness plan.
Little faith in polls â€œIn general, I donâ€™t put a lot of faith in polls,â€? said Carol Johnson, executive director of the North Olympic Timber Action Committee, which opposed the Wild Olympics plan. She said she glanced at the poll results. â€œThey surveyed 500 voters. Depending on where that sampling came from, it could heavily skew how the numbers come out,â€? she said. Johnson also was critical of the wording of the question asked by the poll. â€œDo you support hiking in the Olympics? Well, who wouldnâ€™t?â€? she said. The question posed was: â€œAs you may know, the Wild Olympics proposal would permanently protect rivers and streams on the Olympic Peninsula by designating some additional areas in the Olympic National Forest as wilderness areas and designate others on federal and state lands as wild and scenic rivers.
â€œHiking, hunting, fishing, boating, horse-packing, and camping would be allowed in those areas designated as wilderness and as wild and scenic rivers,â€? it continued. â€œBut logging, mining, oil and gas drilling, new roads and dams, and the use of mechanized vehicles like dirt bikes and mountain bikes would be not be allowed in those areas,â€? the poll question said. â€œBased on what youâ€™ve heard, do you favor or oppose the Wild Olympics proposal?â€?
Percentages The poll found that 49 percent of respondents not only supported the proposal, but supported it â€œstrongly.â€? The poll found 15 percent opposed the plan, and 20 percent were undecided. The poll also broke down results by the political affiliation of those who responded. The plan was supported by 82 percent of respondents who identified themselves as Democrats, by 54 percent who identified themselves as independents and by 48 percent who identified themselves as Republicans.
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” In 1990, Edwin J. Gaede â€” known as E.J. â€” was riding home from a rehearsal of the Port Townsend Community Orchestra at Chimacum High School. In the car were Bob Polachek and several other musicians who carpooled to rehearsals, always in Dick Callâ€™s new Lincoln. At rehearsals, Gaede had noticed Polachek combing through the schoolâ€™s music library. When Gaede asked why, Polachek said he liked to play old marches and had permission from the band teacher to take music home. Gaede also recalled playing marches in high school band and thought, â€œI wonder if we could get a bunch of people together to play them.â€? So he asked the driver, Call, if he was interested. â€œHe said, â€˜Thatâ€™d be fun,â€™â€? Gaede said.
Organized band That conversation inspired Gaede to organize the Port Townsend Summer Band, which made its debut in July 1993. Gaede served as director until 2001, when he stepped down due to hearing loss, but Sunday, he will pick up the baton and conduct two Sousa marches at the same place the band first played: the gazebo at Chetzemoka Park. Itâ€™s the 20th summer season for the band. It was the idea of the bandâ€™s current conductor, Karl Bach, to include Gaede in Sundayâ€™s concert. During the intermission, Mayor David King is scheduled to proclaim June 24 Port Townsend Summer
Free concert Sunday THE PORT TOWNSEND Summer Band will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Chetzemoka Park, 900 Jackson St., Port Townsend. Edwin J. Gaede will be a guest conductor for two John Philip Sousa marches in what he said will probably be his last session at the podium before a band. Karl F. Bach is the conductor of the band, which will play his â€œPort Townsend Marchâ€? as well as such selections as â€œStrike Up the Band,â€? â€œGolden Gate Overture,â€? â€œGallito â€” Paso Dobleâ€? and â€œGilbert & Sullivan Symphonic Suite.â€? Visitors are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets for seating. For more information and the full program for Sundayâ€™s concert, visit www.ptsummerband.org. Peninsula Daily News
Band Day. B a c h will present Gaede with a copy of the proclamation, then Gaede will take Bach the baton and lead the band playing a Sousa march and return to lead another march near the end of the program. It is probably the last time he will conduct, Gaede said. The band was a venture for Gaede, a retired junior high school band teacher, that was more than a diversion. â€œThis is the payback for all the work I did when I was teaching,â€? he said. Gaede, who is 77, taught beginning band and orchestra to junior high school students in Long Beach, Calif. The students who came into the program didnâ€™t know how to play or read music. The people who joined the summer band were experienced musicians who had played in high school
bands and college orchestras. â€œYou could pass out the music, give them the downbeat, and off youâ€™d go,â€? Gaede said. The summer band started in 1993 with 20 people, Gaede said, and gave three or four performances that summer. At the end of the summer, he asked, â€œDoes anybody want to do it next year?â€? and all the hands went up. The second year, the band prospered. By the third year, Gaede was turning people away because there wasnâ€™t enough space on the bandstand. The audience for the concerts, held at Chetzemoka Park, also grew. â€œThere were people as far as you could see, back to the spotlight,â€? he said, referring to the military installation on the parkâ€™s south border. Guest conductors included Duane Montgomery, Jerry Yahn and Mark Adamo, a former Port Townsend High School band teacher.
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The public persona of privatization LET’S TALK PRIVATIZATION. I know this is not a thrilling topic. I recently wrote a book in Gail which I tried to Collins juice up the subject by suggesting that readers might want to imagine a privatizer as a cross between a pirate and a sanitizer — a guy with an eye patch and a carpet steamer. This was a desperate attempt at, um, humorization. I am so ashamed. In the dreary world of the real, privatization means turning over a government function to the private sector. It has such a long history that it’s a wonder we still have any public sector left. The Ancient Greeks did it. The Han dynasty did it. Birds do it. Bees do it. Even Harvard Ph.D.s do it. Let’s do it. Let’s privatize. I have been thinking about this a lot, mainly because of a recent series of New York Times articles by Sam Dolnick, which
examine the wondrous outcome of a pioneering effort by the state of New Jersey to privatize some of its prison functions, particularly a halfway house program for people on the way in or out of the criminal justice system. The program costs about half as much per inmate as a regular jail. This may be in part because the prisoners keep escaping. More than 5,000 have run, walked or wandered off since 2005. That placed a sometimes tragic burden on the victims of the crimes the escapees later committed, but it must have definitely reduced upkeep. Perhaps you could call it inmate self-privatization. Politicians of both parties are privatization fans, although the Republicans are more so. Mitt Romney has flirted with the idea of privatizing veterans’ health care. He goes steady with the Medicare privatization forces and is believed to be secretly married to the folks who want to privatize public education through the use of vouchers. “When you work in the private sector and you have a competitor, you know if I don’t treat the customer right, they’re going to leave me and go somewhere
else, so I’d better treat them right,” Romney said in a roundtable discussion with veterans in South Carolina. This is the exact road he was going down on the dreaded day when he said he enjoyed firing people. In honor of the campaign season, maybe this is a good time to point out some examples of privatization disasters. Texas tried to turn eligibility screening for social services over to a private company, creating all sorts of messes until it gave up the experiment. The most apocryphal story involved a privately run call center that told applicants to send their documentation to a number that turned out to be the fax at a warehouse in Seattle. The hottest new wrinkle for private companies eager to tap into public school funding is charter cyberschools. A study at the University of Colorado’s National Education Policy Center found that only about a quarter met federal standards for academic progress. Here in New York, we have been experiencing a long-running privatization adventure in which an attempt to streamline
Peninsula Voices That position, however, is not acceptable to large Hidden in plain sight in a litany of tea party whines majorities on both the left and the right. (ideological agenda) is the If we do not remove this profoundly misguided profoundly undemocratic obsession with who has a interpretation of the Confundraising advantage. stitution, future generaUnless you have been tions will date the transforduped by the 1 percent to fear all mention of making mation of our form of government to an oligarchy as the economy work for the date that the Supreme everyone, you should have Court issued its ruling in no problem recognizing Citizens United. this as a diversion. Go to http://moveto The real issue is the cor- amend.org to learn more. rupting influence of money Roger Fight, in politics. Sequim Most big-money donations come with an expecFor Cloud tation of a large return on At the Republican State investment. Convention, a 6th District One only has to look at candidate advised against the corporate welfare that cannot be dislodged to rec- sending career politicians, attorneys and millionaires ognize that corruption to Washington. resulting from money in Really? politics has cost taxpayers Two adages about politifar more than it would cost cians are: to force the big money out “A politician thinks of and publicly fund elections. the next election; a statesLet me add before the man thinks of the next howls of “money is speech” generation.” and “corporations are peoAnd: “A politician thinks ple, my friend” begin that of himself first; a statesyes, that would currently man thinks of his country be judged unconstitutional first.” because five nonelected Considering these judicial activists say so. truths, better advice is to
employee timekeeping that was supposed to have cost the city $63 million wound up with a slightly unsleek tab of $700 million. John Donahue, the faculty chairman of the master’s in public policy program at Harvard, says the best candidates for privatization are functions where performance is relatively easy to evaluate, like construction or food services. On the worst-case end, he points to “having mercenaries run your war for you,” which we know something about, given the fact that our military effort in Iraq and Afghanistan sometimes involves more people working for private contractors than actual members of the military. Republican governors are big privatization fans. (Did I mention that some years before he became governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie was a lobbyist for the company that’s the biggest player in that halfway house system? Well, I have now.) Rick Perry tried to build a humongous highway through Texas in a public-private partnership that would have severed the state with a toll road as wide
as four football fields. He dropped the idea after his own political base revolted under the theory that the road was going to be part of a “NAFTA superhighway” that would strip the country of its sovereignty and turn us into citizens of the North American Union. Really, it’s always something. As to former Republican governors who would like to be Romney’s running mate — there are no words for the privatization passion. Except those of Tim Pawlenty, who recently said that “if you can find a good or service on the Internet, then the federal government probably doesn’t need to be doing it.” There are plenty of private prison operators on the Web, although they like to be called “re-entry services.” Also mercenaries, although Academi, which used to be called Xe, which used to be called Blackwater, prefers the term “security solutions provider.” Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rug cleaner.
________ Gail Collins is a columnist for The New York Times. Email her via http://tinyurl.com/5opfdq.
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Pressing the Native American vote THE HEAD OF the largest group representing Native Americans and Alaska Natives said federal and state governments should provide voter registration at Indian Health Service facilities. Jefferson Keel, president of the National Congress of American Indians, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press that the health facilities should be designated voter registration sites in the same way state-based public assistance agencies are under the National Voter Registration Act. He said the facilities are ideal for voter registration because they’re in many tribal communities. “Not all Native Americans are registered, and that’s one of the
things we are pushing for this year is to turn out the largest Native vote in history,” Keel said. Indian Health Service spokeswoman Dianne Dawson said the agency had no comment at this time. Only two of every five Native Americans and Alaska Natives who are eligible to vote were registered in 2008, Keel told a gathering of tribal leaders Monday at the opening of the midyear meeting of the National Congress of American Indians in Lincoln, Neb. He said an estimated 1 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives who are eligible to vote are not registered. “This should be considered a civic emergency,” Keel said. Keel said the voter registration
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one of our nation’s most respected presidents after failing two business attempts and nine attempts to win elected offices? Twenty-five of the 56 signers and 32 of the 56 framers of our Constitution were lawyers, but lawyers make bad legislators? Maybe criteria for selecting candidates should be their character, actions, concern for long-term interests of Americans and their values. Doug Cloud’s legal experience enabled him to file a Freedom of Information lawsuit that drove Norm Dicks from 36 years of pandering to constituents. Cloud esteems the free market and its vital component of competition. By applying the original intent of our Constitution to remove excessive biggovernment restrictions from our lives, Cloud hopes to restore limited government, liberty, happiness, our free market system and prosperity. Susan Shotthafer, Port Angeles
Bumfuzzled, for those of you who do not know, means astonished, angry, amazed, helpless, confused and not understanding anything about anything. That’s how I feel about the Department of Agriculture or any agency not using the Border Patrol to assist with interpreters for those people who do not speak English. Does this include people who speak languages other than Spanish? Why is it discriminatory to speak to someone in their own language? That boggles my mind. I lived in Mexico for 14 years, speak a little Spanish and hope the folks I talk to do not feel discriminated against because they are my friends. Come to think of it, sometimes they laugh. Folks who don’t speak English who want to use our national forests and parks without an “escalated risk of harm” — from whom? All police officers are sworn to protect us, even noncitizens. Another thing I cannot believe is not inviting the Border Patrol to the meeting in Forks on June 1. Chairwoman Lillian Ortiz-Self of the Commission on Hispanic Affairs did not invite the Border Patrol to the meeting when all the other law enforcement on the Olympic Peninsula was present for fear that the largely Latino audience would feel intimidated. My goodness, there are several Latinos who work for the Border Patrol. I have met some of them, and they are nice folks. The meeting was about the Border Patrol, so why were they not invited? I saw on June 4 that the Border Patrol was called to assist in the search for the murder suspect and did a great job. Willie Johnson, Sequim
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The constant wife of Jerry Sandusky “creepy love letters” from his predatory “father figure.” “He was very demanding,” she HER NICKNAME IS said of the boy. “And he was very “Sarge.” conniving. And he wanted his “I’m strict,” Dottie Sandusky told the court with a proud tilt of way, and he didn’t listen a whole lot.” her chin. “I like for things to go The accuser had testified that in a certain way. We expect a lot on a trip to the Alamo Bowl in from our kids.” 1999, as Jerry threatened to send Yet the main him home if he would not perquestion about Maureen form oral sex in the bathroom, Sarge is why Dowd Dottie had come to the edge of she was so lax. the bathroom and called out The 69-year“What are you doing in there?” old grandbefore disappearing again after a mother, marbrief talk with her husband. ried to Jerry Dottie gave a different verSandusky for sion. 45 years — “46 She said that they were stayin September” ing in an efficiency apartment, — came to with a cot for the boy. She came court Tuesday in one day and Jerry and the boy while defense were in the bathroom area, lawyers debated whether to risk clothed, having a fight because putting her husband on the the boy was refusing to go to a stand. football luncheon for which SanThe coach who excelled in dusky had already bought a $50 defense has put up a negligible ticket. one in court. “He was yelling,” she said of Dottie, a small, pert woman her husband, adding: “I know with short gray hair and a limeJerry was mad the way he green sweater, arrived at the trial of her husband as an object looked. He said, ‘We did this for you. You’ve got to do this.’” of fascination. She added with irritation that She embodies the grim mystery at the center of “this drama,” “we had to pay for his airline as one of her friends sardonically ticket; we had to pay for his food,” even though they had calls it: How could everyone in expenses for their “own” children the community, including those and grandchildren. who seemed to represent the She did not seem to find it odd highest ideals, like Dottie Santhat her husband was acting dusky and Joe Paterno, turn a emotional, lavishing gifts and blind eye to Jerry Sandusky’s aberrant and abhorrent behavior doting on a child “like his girlfriend,” as the grown-up accuser toward vulnerable boys? testified. If the prosecution is right, he (He noted that Mrs. Sandusky is an emotional sociopath who was “kind of cold,” treating the conducted a serial crime spree fatherless boys like they were quite openly at Penn State and “Jerry’s kids.”) in his own home. Mrs. Sandusky seemed to wilt On the stand, Mrs. Sandusky a bit and steel herself as she was saw no evil, heard no evil and spoke only a little evil — against shown pictures of the fresh-faced boys who grew up into messedthe cherubic-looking boy, now a up men, taken at the age when tightly coiled 28-year-old, who the abuse allegedly happened — was the most intense rival for handsome kids whose blue-collar her husband’s attentions 15 years ago, getting what he called working moms were thrilled to From Bellefonte, Pa.
have the famous Jerry Sandusky take the boys on outings and overnights. As Dottie talked, her husband looked away from her, toward the pictures of the boys, for prolonged stretches. Sounding a little acidic, as though she were describing a romantic rival, she said of one boy: “He was a charmer. He knew what to say and when to say it.” She was dutifully loyal about her husband but did not express outrage about the charges. Their life, she said, was “rough because Jerry, he was not around a lot.” When the young couple realized they couldn’t have children, they adopted six. He would come home at 6:30 p.m., “spend an hour or so with the kids, then disappear up to his study to work.” Asked about the testimony of one accuser that she was in the house when he screamed for help, as Sandusky raped him in the basement, she said she never heard any yelling and denied, as the young man had suggested, that the basement must be soundproof. Asked about her hearing by her husband’s lawyer, she replied: “I think it’s pretty good.” She said she did notice some oddly clingy behavior by one boy, who ran across the room while they were watching TV to jump into a La-Z-Boy with Jerry, and who also ran across the gym at a wrestling match to hug Jerry. Pressed by the prosecutor about those trips by her husband to the basement — the bearlike Sandusky would “crack” the back of the slight boys in bed, an ominous foreplay — she said primly: “He would go down and say good night,” adding, “I didn’t go down and tuck ’em in.”
________ Maureen Dowd is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times. Email her at http://tinyurl.com/dowdmail.
Obama bureaucrats hedge on wildfires From Colorado Springs, Colo.
obtained by reporter Audrey Hudson of the conservative D.C. THE SMELL OF singed air newspaper Human Events last is inescapable. year, a Federal Aviation AdminisFewer than 50 miles west of tration representative said it was my neighborhood, the latest wild- a contractual/compliance matter, fire has spread across 1,100 not safety, that doomed Aero acres. It’s the fifth active blaze to Union’s fleet. erupt in our state over the past “I am deeply troubled by the month. Forest Service’s sudden action,” But ashes Lungren warned, “particularly as aren’t the only Michelle California enters into the fire things smolderseason. Our aerial firefighting Malkin ing. fleet is already seriously underThe Obama capitalized.” administraBoth the U.S. Government tion’s neglect of Accountability Office and the the federal govDepartment of Agriculture’s ernment’s aerinspector general have been critiial tanker fleet cal of the Forest Service’s hanraises acrid dling of the matter. questions about All of this has been known to its core public the Obama administration since safety prioriit took the reins in 2009. ties. Nine months after Lungren’s Bipartisan complaints goaded warning, the deadly High Park the White House into signing a fire in Larimer County, Colo., Band-Aid fix last week. But it claimed a grandmother’s life, smacks more of election-year ges- destroyed 189 homes and ture politics: Too little, too late, scorched nearly 60,000 acres. Aritoo fake. zona, New Mexico, Washington Ten years ago, the feds had a and Wyoming also have battled fleet of 44 firefighting planes. infernos this summer. Today, the number is down to After months of dire red flags nine for the entire country. from a diverse group of politiLast summer, Obama’s cians ranging from Texas GOP National Forest Service canceled Gov. Rick Perry and Arizona a key federal contract with SacGOP Sen. Jon Kyl to Oregon ramento-based Aero Union just Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden and as last season’s wildfires were New Mexico Democratic Sen. Jeff raging. Bingaman, President Barack Aero Union had supplied eight Obama finally signed emergency vital air tankers to Washington, legislation last week to expedite D.C.’s dwindling aerial firefightthe contracting process. ing fleet. Two weeks later, the Obama will borrow planes company closed down, and 60 from Canada and provide $24 employees lost their jobs. million for new aerial tanker conAero Union had been a leader tracts. in the business for a half-century. But the money won’t come Why were they grounded? until next year, and the dog-andNational Forest Service pony rescue moves will not result bureaucrats and some media in any immediate relief. accounts cite “safety” concerns. “It’s nice, but this problem But as California GOP Rep. isn’t fixed with a stroke of the Dan Lungren noted in a letter pen,” former Forest Service offi-
cial and bomber pilot Tony Kern told The Denver Post this week. “You need to have the airplanes available now.” Veteran wildland firefighter and blogger Bill Gabbert of WildfireToday.com adds: “The USFS should have awarded contracts for at least 20 additional air tankers, not 7.” Imagine if Obama’s Forest Service had been a private company. White House eco-radicals would be rushing to place their “boots on the necks” of the bureaucrats who made the fateful decision to put an experienced aerial tanker firm out of business as wildfires raged and the available rescue fleet shrunk. “The Obama administration is scrambling now to help ensure the Forest Service has the air assets it needs to fight the ongoing inferno,” Colorado free-market environmental watchdog Sean Paige reported at MonkeyWrenchingAmerica.com last week. “But the crisis is bound to raise questions not just about whether the canceled contract created additional weaknesses and vulnerabilities, but about what the administration has been doing over the past three summers to shore-up the service’s air fleet.” Where there’s smoke swirling over Team Obama, there are usually flames of incompetence, cronyism and ideological zealotry at the source. The ultimate rescue mission? Evacuating Obama’s wrecking crew from the White House permanently. November can’t come soon enough.
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Itâ€™s a beach party, dude Better every year
Surfriders aim to raise awareness BY DIANE URBANI
Prostate Cancer walkathon set for Saturday
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PORT ANGELES â€” You donâ€™t have to know the lingo; no need to worry about pronouncing â€œdudeâ€? right or about what makes a wave truly gnarly. The only requirement for full International Surfing Day participation, according to local Surfrider Shawn Canepa, is that you care. ISD, as itâ€™s known, is a global party in honor of the oceans. Its North Olympic Peninsula version, hosted by the local Surfrider Foundation chapter, arrives tonight at Harbinger Winery, 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles, and everyone â€” not just surfboard owners â€” is invited. Admission to the gathering, with music by singer-songwritersurfer Scott Sullivan and an art show by painter-surfer Todd Fischer, is $20, including appetizers and a soft drink or a glass of beer or wine.
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surfing,â€? Canepa said of tonightâ€™s get-together. â€œInternational Surfing Day is more about bringing awareness to our beaches. â€œSo weâ€™re going to give a brief history on ISD and a slide show of surfing around the North Olympic Peninsula.â€?
Benefits foundation A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local Surfrider Foundation chapter. The event, from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., is open to all ages, and children 12 and younger will be admitted free. So â€œitâ€™s not so much about
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Surfers enjoy sunset at LaPush, one of the oceanfront stretches that the Olympic Peninsula Surfrider Foundation chapter cares for.
Surfboard donation Snowboard and surfboard maker Lib Tech has donated a surfboard to be raffled off, Canepa added. The company is not only generous but also environmentally conscious, he said, in that it uses
fellow surfing men and women hope to form a new armada of beachcombers. Funds from tonight will help the Surfriders organize beach cleanups throughout the year. The chapter already joins the Earth Day cleanup here in April, Wood said, but that scarcely makes a dent in the marine debris problem. At 64, Wood has been surfing Washington stateâ€™s waters for 50 years. The waves on the Peninsula are world-class, he said â€” but so is the marine debris problem.
clean manufacturing technology. â€œWe are super stoked about it,â€? said Canepa, a Blyn resident originally from Santa Cruz, Calif.
Beaches need care The Olympic Peninsula chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is seeking to connect people more closely to their ocean â€” and to show how North Olympic Peninsula stretches of beach are in desperate need of care. Surfrider Darryl Wood sees the signs: garbage on the sand. â€œItâ€™s painful,â€? he said. So Wood, Canepa and their
PORT ANGELES â€” Itâ€™s time for the Port Angeles Walkathon for Prostate Cancer. Event orgaALSO . . . nizer Gary Johnâ– Prostate son said the secCancer ond annual funWalkathon draiser for the events Prostate Cancer schedule/B2 Foundation will be bigger and better than last yearâ€™s inaugural event. The 18-hour walkathon will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in west Port Angeles. Cancer survivors and their supporters will walk around the track until 10 a.m. Sunday at the fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., next to Lincoln Park and the William R. Fairchild International Airport. The relay-style walkathon is modeled after Relay For Life, a well-established national fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. TURN
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Fill long days with music, hikes, classes play equipment. For more information, Swap meets, music, phone Priscilla Hudson at candidate forums and 360-681-2257 or email hikes in the outdoors are firstname.lastname@example.org. all available on the North Olympic Peninsula this Homebuyer course weekend. For more information SEQUIM â€” A free on other local arts and homebuyer education entertainment, see Penin- class will be held at the sula Spotlight, the Penin- Sequim Library, 630 N. sula Daily Newsâ€™ weekly Sequim Ave., from 1 p.m. entertainment guide, in to 6 p.m. Saturday. todayâ€™s PDN. The free class is sponOther events are in the sored by Homeward Bound â€œThings to Doâ€? calendar, in partnership with Eagle available online at www. Home Mortgage and the Washington State Housing peninsuladailynews.com. Finance Commission. The class will include Sequim the current ins and outs of the process from a lender, Swap meet slated a real estate professional SEQUIM â€” The sec- and a home inspector. ond of five community Information will swap meets presented by include not only the home the Museum & Arts Cen- purchase process but also ter in the Sequim-Dunge- what is available for lowerness Valley will be held income buyers in the way Saturday. of down-payment assisThe swap meet will be tance, sweat equity and/or from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the the community land trust MACâ€™s DeWitt Administra- model. tion Center field, 544 N. Classes fulfill Housing Sequim Ave., directly and Urban Development across from the old Sequim requirements, with certifiHigh School brick building. cates issued by the WashOther swap meet dates ington State Housing are July 28, Aug. 25 and Finance Commission. Sept. 22. The certificate is Vendors are invited to required for many new sign up for the meet. homebuyer programs, The cost for renting a including but not limited 10-foot-by-10-foot selling to Washington State space is $20 per meet. House Key Bond loans, Sellers are expected to USDA, Habitat for pay on the day, as there is Humanity and USDA no advance sign-up. They Rural Development loans. also are responsible for providing their own disTURN TO EVENTS/B3 PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Doug Bienz, left, Gary Johnson, walkathon organizer, and Martin Shaughnessy discuss the Prostate Cancer Walkathon last year at the Next Door Gastropub in Port Angeles. The trio doubled their efforts to make this yearâ€™s event bigger and better.
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CONTINUED FROM B1 Coast Guard helicopter flyover to follow the singing of In both events, partici- the national anthem by pants and relay teams Teresa Pierce. Local bagpiper Tom either collect sponsorships through per-lap pledges or McCurdy will join a Coast flat donations â€” or raise Guard color guard to lead money through other spe- the survivorsâ€™ lap, which is cial events â€” and hit the open to anyone battling any track for an all-day, all- kind of cancer. â€œWe support all survinight relay. The relay is highlighted vors because cancerâ€™s canby an opening â€œsurvivorsâ€™ cer,â€? Johnson said. â€œItâ€™s more meaningful lapâ€? and â€œluminaria ceremonyâ€? in remembrance of that way. It just makes a those who lost their battle more powerful statement.â€? with cancer. All proceeds from the Dinner, breakfast walkathon will benefit the The $25 entry fee comes Prostate Cancer Foundawith a spaghetti dinner, a tion, Johnson said. Johnson organized a breakfast provided by the Port Angeles Lions Club and a T-shirt while supplies last. The event is free to spectators. Johnson, a retired employee of the Port Angeles Safeway on Lincoln Street, lost his best friend to cancer when they were attending Port Angeles High School in the mid1970s. Johnsonâ€™s wife, Dana, is a cancer survivor. With Safewayâ€™s support, Johnson took the initiative to organize the first prostate cancer walkathon at Port Angeles High School last June, which raised $11,000 for the cause. Although he suffered a mild stroke in November, Johnson and his former coworker Doug Bienz and high school classmate Martin Shaughnessy redoubled their efforts to make the second walkathon a larger success than the first one. In addition to moving the event to a larger venue, Johnson arranged for several local bands to perform ESSENTIALS! at the fairground stage.
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Prostate Cancer Walkathon events Saturday â– 12:30 p.m. â€” Jimmy Hoffman Band performs. â– 1 p.m. â€” Cancer survivor registration. Open to all survivors, not just prostate cancer survivors. â– 2 p.m. â€” Opening ceremonies. â– Shortly after 2 p.m. â€” Cancer survivorsâ€™ lap. â– 2:45 p.m. â€” All About Me performs. â– 4:30 p.m. â€” Line dancing. â– 6 p.m. â€” Karaoke contest begins. â– 7 p.m. â€” Mister Sister performs with top karaoke singers. â– 10 p.m. â€” Luminaria ceremony. â– 10:30 p.m. â€” Open mic jam, more karaoke and games.
Sunday â– 10 a.m. â€” Walkathon ends. â– 10 a.m. â€” Breakfast provided by Port Angeles Lions Club. Peninsula Daily News
Among the headliners is Mister Sister, which will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with six finalists in a 6 p.m. karaoke contest. Contestants can enter the karaoke contest for a $15 fee, two-thirds of which will go toward the Prostate Cancer Foundation, with $5 going to a pool.
dancing, games and more karaoke. Port Angeles sprint boat racer Dan Morrison will sign autographs at a tent featuring videos of the sprint boat races at the Extreme Sports Park, Johnson said. Food vendors, including Big Horn BBQ & Grill, will serve pulled pork, ribs and other fare. The walkathon collected 45 business sponsors this year. Last yearâ€™s event had 23 sponsors. â€œIâ€™m really excited,â€? Johnson said Tuesday. â€œItâ€™s all for a great cause.â€?
Like Relay For Life, the Port Angeles Walkathon for Prostate Cancer will feature a luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m. Candles will be lighted inside sand-filled bags sur________ rounding the track with the name of someone who lost Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be their battle with cancer. reached at 360-452-2345, ext. The festivities will run 5072, or at rob.ollikainen@ well into the night with line peninsuladailynews.com.
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Ham radio operators to practice their skills
Karen Chan, shown with Rotary member Bret Keehn, was named Sequim Sunrise Rotaryâ€™s May Middle School Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Alan and Min Chan. Karen helps out at the family restaurant, Chinese Garden, as a hostess, prep cook (her favorite) and sometimes as a waitress. Her favorite sports are basketball and tennis.
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Amateur radio operators on the North Olympic Peninsula will participate in the American Radio Relay Leagueâ€™s International Field Day on Saturday. The purpose of the annual Field Day is to acquaint the public with amateur radio while allowing hams to practice and refine their ability to communicate under emergency conditions. In Jefferson County, members of the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club and the Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club will operate several stations
under emergency conditions, with temporary antennas and emergency power at two different locations. Radio operations will run from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., in Port Townsend and at Fort Townsend State Park. For more information on the Jefferson County event, phone Gary Fell at 360-3791805.
Clallam County In Clallam County, the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club will hold an open-to-the-public event at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., from 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday. Visitors can learn about
isitors can learn about ham radioâ€™s new capabilities and learn how to receive an amateur radio license.
ham radioâ€™s new capabilities and learn how to receive an amateur radio license. The Clallam County Amateur Radio Emergency Service â€” ARES â€” will man an information booth to answer questions concerning Amateur Radio Emergency Communications and how to join ARES. For information on the Clallam County event or amateur radio classes, phone Chuck Jones at 360452-4672 or Tom Newcomb at 360-452-8228.
Events: Car wash to help school band Beach: Healthy activity dates Christopher Melly, Erik Rohrer, Curtis Johnson and William Payne have confirmed their attendance. A second candidate debate featuring candidates for Clallam County commissioner District 2 and Clallam Public Utility District No. 1 commissioner District No. 3 will be held July 8 in Port Angeles. For more information, visit www.lwvcla.org.
Benefit sales, rides SEQUIM â€” The Native Horsemanship Riding Center and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary will hold a benefit fundraiser for therapeutic riding scholarships from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The riding center is at 396 Taylor Cutoff Road. A â€œNo-Priceâ€? yard sale will be held, where customers can name the price they are willing to pay for items; there will be a freebie table, a free petting zoo and a bake sale. Free horse rides and a free hot dog lunch will be available for disabled individuals. Horse rides will be $5 and lunch $2 for the general public.
Driftwood show SEQUIM â€” Peninsula Driftwood Artists will present its 43rd annual show today and Saturday. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. More than 50 pieces will be on display at the show, â€œThe Beauty of Driftwood Revealed.â€? Demonstrations and raffles are planned, along with sales of artistsâ€™ work. For more information about the club, visit www. peninsuladriftwoodartists. org.
Boat safety course
PORT ANGELES â€” An â€œAbout Boating Safelyâ€? course will be held at the Port Angeles Fire Hall, 102 E. Fifth St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. State law now requires that everyone who operates a vessel driven by a 15-ormore-horsepower engine must have an eight-hour safety class if he or she is 40 or younger in 2012. This class meets that requirement. The cost is $15 a person. The class is presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. To register or for more information, phone Sylvia Oster at 360-223-8762 or email uscgamail@yahoo. com.
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Program at 2 p.m. today. Due to renovation work, the library is temporarily located at the Mountain View Commons, 1925 Blaine St. â€œMoovinâ€™ & Groovinâ€™ at Your Libraryâ€? is intended to encourage kids to experience eight books throughout the summer. Besides reading these books, participants can have books read to them or listen to audio books to count for the program. Children who complete eight books are then awarded a free book and are eligible to enter a drawing for a new bicycle. Three bikes will be given away at the Summer Reading Field Day Party on Friday, Aug. 10. During the summer, reading participants keep track of the books they read in a special reading log. Physical fitness is the emphasis of this yearâ€™s Summer Reading Program Several events and programs designed to keep kids and adults reading and staying fit are presented throughout the summer in various locations. For more information, visit www.ptpublic library.org or phone 360385-3181.
PORT ANGELES â€” The second round of the first Summer Classic Paper, Rock, Scissors Tournament will be held at Bar N9ne, 229 W. First St., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the event support the Olympic Peninsula Mountaineersâ€™ youth lacrosse program. The entry fee is $100 for a four-person team. The event is open to ages 12 and older. Items also will be accepted for a raffle held during the tournament. Free justice training For more information, phone 360-232-4506. PORT TOWNSEND â€” A free training on facilitating restorative Port Townsend/ justice will be held at the Jefferson County RoseWind Common House, 3121 Haines St., Library kickoff set from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PORT TOWNSEND â€” Saturday. Magician Willmore the WizTURN TO EVENTS/B6 ard will headline a free kickoff event for the Port Townsend Libraryâ€™s â€œMoovinâ€™ & Groovin at Your Libraryâ€? Summer Reading
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CONTINUED FROM B1 Local Pacific Ocean and Strait of Juan de Fuca beaches are part of the annual Washington CoastSavers cleanup every spring. According to www.Coast Savers.org, this past April 21 saw 1,325 volunteers remove more than 20 tons of trash statewide. This is heartening, of course, to Wood and the Surfriders, but they would like to see even more beach care and an even wider variety of people doing it. â€œWeâ€™d like to see younger people involved,â€? said Wood. Canepa, whoâ€™s one of those younger people, offered another angle. â€œItâ€™s a very romantic thing to go out and pick up garbageâ€? on the shore, he said, since â€œweâ€™ve got some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.â€? He and his wife, Sarah Turton Canepa, recently had â€œone of the nicest daysâ€? walking and picking up. Beach cleanup is, he added, a good way for children and adults to exercise and help heal the Earth together. More information about the Surfrider Foundationâ€™s efforts on the Peninsula can be found at ww2.surfrider. org/olympicpeninsula while details about International Surfing Day are at www.IntlSurfingDay.com.
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VATICAN CITY – The Vatican is stepping up its condemnation of violence in Syria with Pope Benedict XVI calling for urgent humanitarian aid to reach residents. Benedict also demanded Thursday that those responsible for the bloodshed end it, warning that continued violence will have “strongly negative consequences for the country and entire region.”
“THE ASSURANCE OF things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith in God is a powerful thing. Our belief in the divine presence of an omnipotent creator changes so many aspects of life. Our relationship to the world in which we live, our interactions with other human beings, our understanding of the universe are all directly influenced by our assertion that existence is much more than a fortunate coincidence of chemical, physical and biological factors. Faith is always a radical statement because it is such a deeply personal and interior reality that integrates our objective experience with our ability to analyze, examine and evaluate. It is the exploration of our journey through life. Why we believe in God, particularly in an objective, universal reality of God, is a fundamental question for all people of faith. How do we prove the existence of God? How do we know God is really there? In our society, when truth matters the most and we are attempting to discover objective fact with impartial scrutiny, we rely on two things: evidence and testimony. Our legal system depends on the belief that these two are vehicles that enable us to establish what is true and distinguish that from mere opinion. My belief in God is substantiated and confirmed through these same criteria. I came to faith from a education that was based on 20th-century scientific method and discovery. The more I learned about the world around me — the intricate interconnections that permit and sustain life, the complex interactions that result in the human being, the physical properties that are so consistent that they can be calculated, predicted and expressed in mathematical equations — all were evidence of a universe that is
Will visit Lebanon Benedict, who is due to visit Lebanon in September, spoke to groups working with Eastern rite Catholic churches, many of which work in the region. The Vatican had been relatively silent at the start of the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime, mirroring the general sentiment of Syrian Christians who largely stuck by Assad out of fear of the Muslim hard-liners in the uprising against his rule. But the Vatican has become increasingly vocal in its condemnation of the bloodshed.
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A Hindu holy man smokes outside the registration counter for the annual Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage in Jammu, India, on Thursday. Amarnath houses an ice stalagmite worshiped by Hindus as an incarnation of Lord Shiva, the god of destruction and creation, and the pilgrimage is scheduled to begin Monday.
BETHANY PENTECOSTAL CHURCH E. Fifth & Francis Port Angeles 457-1030 Omer Vigoren, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Worship WED. & SAT.: 7 p.m. Eve. Service
Worship Hours: 8:30 & 10:00 a.m. Nursery Provided: both services
“Knowing When to Worry”
UNITY IN THE OLYMPICS www.unityintheolympics.org 2917 E. Myrtle, Port Angeles 457-3981 Sunday Services 10:30 a.m. Rev. John Wingfield
PENINSULA WCG Gardiner Community Center A Bible Based Church Services: Saturday at 1 p.m. Visitors Welcome For information 417-0826 980 Old Gardiner Road
INDEPENDENT BIBLE CHURCH Sunday: 116 E. Ahlvers Rd. 8:15 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship 9:50 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Nursery available at all Sun. events Saturday: 112 N. Lincoln St. 6:00 p.m. Upper Room Worship Admin. Center: 112 N. Lincoln St. Port Angeles, WA / 360-452-3351 More information: www.indbible.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 139 W. 8th Street, Port Angeles 360-452-4781 Pastor: Ted Mattie Lay Pastor: Shirley Cruthers
DUNGENESS COMMUNITY CHURCH 683-7333 45 Eberle Lane, Sequim Sunday Service 10 a.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. Meeting @ Deer Park Cinemas - Hwy 101 & Deer Park Road, Port Angeles Glen Douglas, Pastor 452-9936
Respecting The Interdependent Web Of All Existance Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 417-2665 www.olympicuuf.org 73 Howe Rd., Agnew-Old Olympic to N. Barr Rd., right on Howe Rd. June 24, 10:30 AM Bob Lynette The N ippo n Bio m a ss Pro ject: W ha tevery citizen sho uld kno w W elco m ing Co ngrega tio n
Family Oriented Ministry Emphasizing Bible Preaching and Teaching
SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Family Oriented Ministry Emphasizing Bible Preaching and Teaching
governed with astonishing logic and reason. The universe is not completely random nor capricious; it can be understood because of an external reality that brings order out of chaos. The past half-century of my life has been blessed by the witnessing of hundreds of people who have shared with me their experience of God. These are not theological/ontological arguments for the reality of God; they are simply a compilation of very different, individual ways in which others have known God in their lives. The global, cross-cultural experience of human history is filled with these stories.
From one to the next Many were so compelling and powerful that they have been preserved and remembered from one generation to the next. Some are dramatic; some are surprising; many are quiet, long-term spiritual journeys in which the presence of God is known and understood through the many changes and circumstances of life. However important they may be, though, evidence and testimony are not enough to produce faith. There is always an element of trust. Faith is a relationship that requires an investment. Although it may be based upon our understanding of ultimate truth and reality, there will always be a portion of our faith that is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen.”
_________ Issues of Faith is a rotating column by seven religious leaders on the North Olympic Peninsula. The Rev. Robert Rhoads is pastor at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sequim.
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL 510 E. Park Ave. Port Angeles 457-4862 Services: Sunday 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Godly Play for Children 9:00 a.m. Monday 8:15 p.m. “Compline” Wednesday 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
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PORT ANGELES CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Corner of 2nd & Race P.O. Box 2086 • 457-4839 Pastor Neil Castle EVERY SUNDAY 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service Nursery available during AM services EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. Bible Study Invite your friends & neighbors for clear, biblical preaching, wonderful fellowship, & the invitation to a lasting, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
101 E. Maple St., Sequim 360-683-6076 Rev. Thomas Nathe Rev. Jean Pierre Kasonga Masses
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8:30 am Confessions: 1/2 hour before all masses and 4 - 5 p.m. Saturday
SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Children’s Classes 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Children’s Classes ages 3-12 Adult Discipleship Hour 6:00 p.m. E3/Mid-Hi School Bible Study Dave Wiitala, Pastor Shane McCrossen, Youth Pastor
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Sunday 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship 6:00 p.m. Praise and Fellowship Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting
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FIRST UNITED METHODIST & Congregational Church 7th & Laurel, Port Angeles 360-452-8971 FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Joey Olson, Pastor (Disciples of Christ) HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY Childcare provided Park & Race, Port Angeles LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) 457-7062 8:30 a.m. Worship 301 E. Lopez Ave., PA Pastor Neil Allen 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 452-2323 11:00 a.m Worship Pastor Richard Grinstad SUNDAY CHURCH OF CHRIST Youth Activities - Contact Church Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School 1233 E. Front St., Port Angeles Nursery Provided firstname.lastname@example.org 10:00 a.m. Worship 360-457-3839 Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. www.gbgm-umc.org/portangelesfumc Dr. Jerry Dean, Minister Radio Broadcast on KONP 1450 at 11 a.m. most Sundays A Christ–Centered message for a www.htlcpa.com world weary people. SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Service FAITH BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP 847 N. Sequim Ave. • 683-4135 518 W. 8TH ST. • Port Angeles FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH www.sequimbible.org St. JOSEPH GARBC 360-683-7303 CATHOLIC CHURCH 683-7303 7652 Old Olympic Highway Sequim
ISSUES OF FAITH
4-day Sequim Bible school next week SEQUIM — “Spirit of Service” is the theme of a four-day Vacation Bible School at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., from Monday through Thursday. The school will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily, is for children entering the grades 2-6. Each day, a Bible story will teach about serving others, and a service project will carry out the theme. There also will be art, games and snacks. The final day will include entertainment by the children for the church’s monthly community dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday. The fee for the school is $5. For more information, 360-683-5367 or email jan@ sequimtumc.org.
Church on the pier PORT ANGELES — Calvary Chapel of Port Angeles will hold a Church on the Pier service at Port Angeles City Pier from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. A kids program will also be held. Following the service, a bounce house will be available for kids, plus free hot dogs, kayak rides and music.
PORT ANGELES — A retirement party for Vicki Corson will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Lopez Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Corson has served as education coordinator at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for 20 years, where she planned Sunday school opportunities for all ages, helped organize Vacation Bible School each summer and coordinated Holy K.O.W., a midweek gatherUnity service set ing for families. The public is invited to PORT ANGELES — The celebrate her ministry and Rev. John Wingfield will retirement. present “Where Are You/ Hors d’oeuvres and desWho Are You in the Bible?” serts will be provided by at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Unity in congregation members. For more information, the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrphone the church at 360-452tle St. 2323 or email htlc@olypen. All are welcome. com. For more information, Peninsula Daily News phone 360-457-3981.
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PTâ€™s Concerts on the Dock starting, seeking sponsors Series starts on July 19 PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” Concerts on the Dock, a free, all-ages concert series, will begin at the Pope Marine Park/City Dock Civic Plaza in downtown Port Townsend on Thursday, July 19, and run each Thursday through Sept. 6. Music is sponsored by local businesses and coordinated by the Port Townsend Main Street Program.
Food vendors Local food vendors and a beer/wine and cider garden will be available. Puget Sound Energy, Kitsap Bank and First Federal have stepped up to help put on the popular summer music showcase. â€œThis is just one of the many ways that our Community Partner Program benefits various causes,â€? said Shannon Childs, Kitsap Bankâ€™s senior vice presi-
Port Townsend Main Street Program Board President Heather Dudley Nollette, left, with Concerts on the Dock sponsor representatives Laurie Liske, assistant vice president/branch manager, First Federal Port Townsend; Tim Caldwell, community relations manager, Puget Sound Energy; and Dominic Svornich, operations manager, Kitsap Bank, Port Townsend branch, right. dent/marketing director. Laurie Liske, assistant vice president/branch manager at First Fedaral said: â€œFirst Federal is excited
to once again be partnering with the Port Townsend Main Street Program.â€? Stage sponsor slots and beer garden sponsorship
slots are still available. For more information, phone the Port Townsend Main Street Program at 360-385-7911.
Wasterwater treatment talk Saturday in Sequim PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
ond in a series of four public meetings meeting included the cost of repairing at The 3 Crabs restaurantâ€™s Coho or replacing a septic system, wellSEQUIM â€” Clallam County Room, 11 3 Crabs Road, from 10 a.m. water quality and rise in sea level. Department of Health and Human to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. After this meeting, a draft feasibilServices, Environmental Health, has ity report will be prepared by the received grant funding for a feasibil- Getting input from community county and Parametrix Inc. that evality study to develop wastewater-treatment options for failing and problemProject managers will describe the uates potential options for future atic on-site septic systems in Dunge- issues from the countyâ€™s perspective wastewater treatment. For information, visit tinyurl.com/ ness and the nearby 3 Crabs Road/ and start the process of gathering dungenesswastewater or phone 360Seashore Lane-area neighborhoods. input from community members. Concerns identified at the initial 417-2542. The department will hold the sec-
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” Port Townsendâ€™s Pygmy Boats, located at 355 Hudson St., has been awarded â€œBest Wooden Kayakâ€? by Sea Kayaker magazineâ€™s Readerâ€™s Choice Awards 2011-2014. The winning design, the Coho kayak kit, is the same kayak featured in the documentary â€œPaddle to Seattle.â€? In the film, two friends prove the boatâ€™s ability as they navigate the 1,300mile Inside Passage from Alaska to Seattle in Pygmy Cohos they built prior to the journey. Sea Kayakerâ€™s reviewers said, â€œThe Coho has been on the market for 14 years and hasnâ€™t lost any of its appeal.â€? For information, phone 360-385-6143 or visit respectful, and profeswww.pygmyboats.com. sional,â€? they said.
PORT ANGELES â€” Peninsula Behavioral Health named Stephanie Trumbull as Employee of the Month for June. Trumbull joined PBH in December of 2011 as Maloney Heights site coordinator. She was nominated by her peers, who said: â€œHer work and enthusiasm is very much appreciated. Though she is still fairly new to PBH, she has demonstrated a proactive attitude toward intervention and very challenging clients. â€œIn all that she does, Stephanie is also kind,
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Physicians Fund taking scholarship, grant applications PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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seek to encourage onetime medical projects that will benefit a broad crosssection of the community. Applications for scholarships and grants may be obtained by a selfaddressed, stamped envelope to the Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 3005, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Completed applications must be submitted by July 31. The benefit fund was formed in 1995 when Regence BlueShield joined with Clallam County Physicians Service Inc., a company formed by local physicians to provide health care coverage to Clallam County citizens.
PORT ANGELES â€” The Clallam County Physicians Benefit Fund is accepting applications for both academic scholarships in medically related fields and medically related community grants to be awarded in 2013. Academic scholarships will provide tuition support for students studying medically related fields. To be eligible, a student must be a graduate of a Clallam County high school and have been accepted into or be currently enrolled and making satisfactory progress in a fully accredited professional school in a medically related program. Community grants
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car show slated CONTINUED FROM B3 Cruz-In car show will be held Saturday at Memorial Restorative justice is a Field in downtown Port methodology of healing, Townsend. Cars can enter at 8 a.m., rather than punishing, those involved in harmful and there is a $20 entry fee to show off vehicles. activities. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. The training is free. for spectators. Bring a lunch. Cost is $5 for adults, RoseWind is a fragrance$1.50 for ages 13-17 and free, no-shoes facility. Find more information free for 12 and younger. Active military members or to register for the trainwith ID cards and their ing, visit www.jcrj.org or families also enter free. phone 360-301-9014. Vehicle entrants receive a raffle ticket in a drawing Campaign kickoff for a $500 gift card from Les PORT TOWNSEND â€” Schwab Tire Center. Judging is to be done by Jefferson County Superior Court candidate Keith 2 p.m., with awards at Harper will hold a cam- 3 p.m. paign kickoff event at the Cotton Building, 607 Water Forks/West End St., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Market swap meet Special guest speakers FORKS â€” The Forks for Harperâ€™s kickoff party will be retiring Jefferson Open Aire Market will hold County Superior Court its first swap meet of the Judge Craddock Verser, summer during the regular retired state Supreme market hours of 10 a.m. to Court Justice Gerry Alex- 3 p.m. Saturday. In addition to regular ander and Harperâ€™s son, state Sen. Nick Harper, market vendors, there will be a sale of garage-saleD-Everett. Entertainment for the style items. Spaces for vendors may event will be provided by the Copy Cats, featuring still be available as of SatDick Atkins, Fred Johnson urday at the market on Forks Avenue south of the and Al Thompson. Light refreshments will Timber Museum. Spaces are approxibe served. Harperâ€™s opponents are mately 10 square feet and Peggy Ann Bierbaum and cost $5. Setup begins at 9 am. Michael Haas. Other swap meet dates are July 28 and Aug. 25. Car show Saturday For more information, PORT TOWNSEND â€” email forksopenaire The ninth annual Rakers email@example.com.
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” Animal rehabilitation volunteer and author Jeff Guidry and his longtime friend Freedom, a bald eagle, will come to Port Townsend on Saturday. Guidryâ€™s presentation will be at 2 p.m. at the Port Townsend Marine Science Centerâ€™s Natural History Exhibit in Fort Worden State Park. Admission is $5, $3 for children and free for Port Townsend Marine Science Center members. â€œThis is such an excellent learning experience for the whole family,â€? said Anne Murphy, director of the center. â€œIn addition to meeting Freedom, visitors will hear Jeff share information about eagle behavior, habitats and life cycles,â€? she added. Jack, a 4-year-old retired sled dog, will accompany the two to demonstrate the interspecies bond that has developed between the eagle and dog. From the moment Guidry, a guitarist who lives in Monroe, saw the emaciated baby eagle with broken wings 14 years ago, his life was changed, he wrote in An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship, published in May 2010. For weeks, he worked with the staff at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center tending to the grievously injured bird. Miraculously, she recovered, though she would never fly again. They named her Freedom, and Guidry became her devoted caretaker. Later, she became his, he said. In 2000, Guidry was diagnosed with stage 3 nonHodgkin lymphoma. He said taking Freedom for walks soothed him and gave him strength. He has described when he learned he was free of cancer, stopping at Sarvey to walk with Freedom, who wrapped her wings about him for the first time that day. In addition to the pre-
Jeff Guidry, Freedom the eagle and Jack, a 4-year-old retired sled dog, will be at the Port Townsend Marine Science Centerâ€™s Natural History Exhibit in Fort Worden State Park on Saturday. sentation, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, in partnership with several businesses, is offering a â€œFreedom Weekend Package Getaway.â€?
Wildlife cruise Puget Sound Express has a wildlife cruise to view eagles and whales in their natural habitat leaving at 9 a.m. from Point Hudson
Marina on Saturday and returning by 1 p.m. in time for the presentation. Accommodations are available at the Bishop Victorian Hotel and the Washington Hotel, with all three businesses offering a 15 percent discount. The code word is â€œEagle.â€? Children are welcome. For more information, visit www.pugetsoundexpress.com, www.bishopvic-
torian.com and www. washingtonhotelport townsend.com. Both the Marine Exhibit and the Natural History Exhibit at the marine science center are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays. For more information, phone 360-385-5582, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ptmsc.org.
Students can register online over the weekend at https://eds.ospi.k12.wa. us/TestRegistration or by phoning toll-free 866-4009275 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. today. To complete the registration process, students will need the 10-digit State Student Identification number (SSID) which is located on the top left-hand corner of the Individual Score Report. If the student does not know the 10-digit SSID, please contact the current school district or school district last attended.
Maâ€™amâ€? at a meeting of the Juan De Fuca Freethinkers on Wednesday. The meeting will be held at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Refreshments and a social half-hour are at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting at 7 p.m. The presentation is not political and will not advocate for or against any legislation. The meeting is open to the public. For more information and to arrange carpooling, phone 360-683-5648.
Briefly . . . This includes students who did not meet standards, have not participated in testing or have transferred from out of state. The schedule, which is PORT ANGELES â€” mandated by the state, is Students enrolled in grades scheduled to be held at the 10, 11 and 12 during the Port Angeles High School 2011-2012 school year may Library, 304 E. Park Ave., register now for the August as follows: 2012 High School Profiâ– Writing Day 1: ciency Exam in one or both Tuesday, Aug. 14. content areas: writing and â– Writing Day 2: reading. Wednesday, Aug. 15. Mathematics end-ofâ– Reading: Thursday, course exams are not Aug. 16. offered during the August Registrations must be made by Sunday. testing.
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Helping Hands ’12 food drive called success PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES – Strait Occupational & Hand Therapy’s Helping Hands 2012 Food Drive collected more than 2,000 items and $310 in donations for area food banks. “I continue to be amazed by the generosity of our communities,” said clinic owner Lynda Guditus Williamson. The Port Angeles Food Bank received about 1,027 nonperishable items along with $280 in cash donations. More than 1,123 nonperishable items along with $30 in cash donations were delivered to the Sequim Food Bank. The event was extended two additional weeks to honor Mikki Sanders and her work with the food bank.
Williamson contributes the food drive’s success to her staff and participating businesses. They include Dr. Dan Addison, Columbia Bank, Hallett & Associates, KeyBank, Kitsap Bank, Nancy John of Peninsula WorkFit, Park View Villas, Darla Workman of Willow Massage Therapy, Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, Jason Wilwert of Sequim Physical Therapy, Gauthun Chiropractic, Sequim Senior Activity Center and Aaron Staeben of Peak Performance Therapy. The contest winner for the best decorated food box display went to Park View Villas in Port Angeles. Gordy’s Pizza & Pasta provided a pizza lunch for the staff of the winning business.
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The Crescent School District recently said goodbye to six employees who will be moving on after this school year. From left are Christine Romeo, senior high school language arts/drama instructor for six years; Jan Tydings, middle school instructor for one year; Tim Rooney, elementary teacher/coach for six years; Tom Anderson, superintendent/ principal for six years; Debbie Hibbard, middle school instructor for 21 years; and Shannon Turner, para-professional/AmeriCorps worker for two years.
Briefly . . . The library also will offer two pajama storytimes the second and fourth Thursday evenings of July (12 and 26) at 6:30 p.m., and two storytimes for babies the first and third PORT TOWNSEND — Thursday mornings of July Jefferson County Parks (5 and 19) at 10:30 a.m. and Recreation recently Library storytimes crereceived a $2,000 grant ate critically important from the Port Townsend early literacy opportunities Marathon Association. for young children and Jefferson County Recretheir parents/caregivers. ation Center Rec Aide Toddler, preschool and supervisor Jess WinPJ storytimes feature agesheimer had requested the appropriate books, rhymes grant funds to help support and songs along with a the center’s free drop-in simple craft for children to Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Rec hours of operation. take home. Aide supervisors Kaylie Webber and Jess During these hours of Baby lapsit storytime Winsheimer, from left, accept a $2,000 grant operation, more than 100 from Port Townsend Marathon Association Race programs are shorter in youths utilize the rec cenlength and focus on buildDirector Jeni Little. ter in some capacity. ing bonds between the parDaily use varies, ent/caregiver and child. donate reusable clothing, off Monday and run until whether it is in the gym or Summer storytimes help linens, towels, shoes and Thursday, Aug. 9. games room, youths workmaintain literacy skills for other household textiles by This year, activities will ing to fulfill special volunschool-aged students and dropping off their bagged include reading, creative teer projects or a family items in the donation bin. exploration and fun events, encourage early literacy in spending time together Proceeds from donations featuring art classes Thurs- young children. playing. For more information, days, a teen-run book club, “We will be replenishing collected through the bins visit www.nols.org and are used to fund the wide writing opportunities, a our well-used games equipclick on “Youth” or contact range of services Northhiking trip to Mount Zion, ment, as well as adding a youth services librarian west Center offers to chila Boffer Club, a bike clinic, heavily requested purchase Antonia Krupicka-Smith at dren and adults with disgames and an engaging of a new air hockey table,” 360-683-1161 or Sequim@ abilities. reading challenge. said Winsheimer. nols.org. Northwest Center has Readers participating in The rec center has Peninsula Daily News been collecting reusable the Teen Reading Chaladded new summer hours clothing and household lenge will receive a “game of 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. goods since 1965. board,” designed by Mondays through Fridays Donations are taxAmanda Kingsley, to record and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdeductible, and tax receipts what they read and “travel” days. are available online at big to different galaxies, where For more information, RAYMOND bluetruck.org or at host they are asked to complete visit www.countyrec.com, sites. various missions. WILLIAM GLORIA phone Winsheimer at 360Prizes will be awarded 385-2221 or email jwinNovember 27, 1964 Air coalition meets for every 10 hours read, email@example.com. June 18, 2012 and those who complete PORT ANGELES — the challenge are invited to The Clallam County Raymond William Donation bins set a breakfast at the library Healthy Air Coalition will Gloria, 47, passed away PORT ANGELES — hold a planning meeting at catered by local chefs. June 18, 2012. Three Port Angeles busiAll events are free and He was born in Kodiak, nesses have partnered with 196 S. Barr Road at 7 p.m. open to the public. Monday. Alaska, to Melchor K. GloPuget Sound-based nonA full schedule of events The coalition will disria Jr. and Gwenyth Gail profit Northwest Center to is available at www. cuss the Nippon biomass Sullivan on November 27, encourage recycling and jclibrary.info. incinerator project, diesel 1964. help promote the NWC fumes and air monitors for After graduating from mission of building commuPort Angeles. high school, Raymond Kids’ storytimes nity to people of all abiliFor more information, was a fisherman and a SEQUIM — Children’s ties. phone 360-457-2191 or member of the Seattle storytimes will be offered NWC clothing donation visit www.biomassclallam. Local 24 union. all summer at the Sequim bins have been placed at com. Raymond enjoyed Library, 630 N. Sequim Mt. Pleasant IGS, 3010 E. commercial fishing for Ave. U.S. Highway 101; P&K King crab and salmon in Teen library events A weekly family storyDeli Mart, 1315 E. Front both Alaska and Washingtime will begin at 10:30 St.; and Jiffy Lube, 41 PORT HADLOCK — ton. He was preceded in a.m. June 27 and continue Kemp St. The Jefferson County death by his parents, Customers and resieach Wednesday through Library’s Teen Summer Melchor K. Gloria and dents are encouraged to Reading Program will kick Aug. 1 (excluding July 4). Gwenyth Gail Sullivan;
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Library kicks off children’s summer reading program PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT HADLOCK — The summer reading program for children at the Jefferson County Library — “Reading is Out of this World!” — encourages kids to expand their horizons. A program kickoff event will be held at the library, 620 Cedar Ave., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 25. At the kickoff, children can play board games and card games, create a “phases of the moon” flag with art educator Sidonie Wilson and join the reading challenge. Food will be provided by the Friends of the Jefferson County Library. Families are invited to join the library this summer for programs such as the Pacific Science Center’s portable planetarium, science with Thaddeus Jurczynski and art with Sidonie Wilson. All events are free and open to the public. Returning programs include the Oregon Shadow Theatre, letterboxing and Read to Rover.
Juggler and entertainer Alex Zerbe will perform, as well as the Knights of Veritas, who will demonstrate medieval arms, armor, combat and knighthood. Readers participating in the Kids’ Summer Reading Program will read and record reading times. For every five hours of time spent reading or listening to books, participants will be eligible to select from hundreds of free books provided by the Friends of the Jefferson County Library. Reading records will be available at the library and on the bookmobile beginning Monday, June 25. For each half-hour participants read, they will drop “rocket fuel” into the rocket in the Children’s Room. Participants can watch the rocket fill up as the accumulated hours of reading completed by the children of Jefferson County are counted this summer. For a complete calendar of events, visit www. jclibrary.info.
Death and Memorial Notice
Remembering a Lifetime
REBECCA DUNDON November 1, 1928 May 6, 2012 A celebration of life for Rebecca Dundon will be held on Saturday, July 7, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Peninsula Golf Club, 824 South Lindberg Road, Port Angeles.
and uncles John “Jack” Sullivan, James Sullivan and Howard Sullivan. Also preceding Raymond were aunts Aurelia “Babe” Gloria and Myrna Sullivan. Raymond is survived
Death Notices Leo Haag Nov. 17, 1913 — June 13, 2012
Leo Haag died of agerelated causes at his Sequim home. He was 98. Services: Saturday at 2 p.m., celebration of life at Prairie Springs Assisted Living, 680 W. Prairie St., Sequim. Linde-Price Funeral Services, Sequim, is in charge of arrangements.
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by his daughter, Zelby Gloria; brother Melchor “Sonny” Gloria III; brother Mario Gloria; brother Blake Gloria; brother Amando Gloria; brother Fransisco Gloria; sister Vanessa Gloria; sister Melinda Gloria; and sister Michelle Gloria. Services will be held Saturday, June 23, 2012. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with services following at 11 a.m. at the Lower Elwha Gymnasium, 761 Lower Elwha Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363. Burial will be held at Place Road Cemetery, followed by a dinner at the Lower Elwha dining hall. Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, is entrusted with arrangements.
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Sequim Bay shellfish closure HOPEFULLY YOU GAVE heed to last week’s advice about shellfish at Sequim Bay. The state Department of Lee Health Horton announced Wednesday that Sequim Bay is now closed due to diarrhetic shellfish poisoning. Brian Menkal of Brian’s Sporting Goods and More (360-6831950) in Sequim said the closure continues the trend of recent years. “It seems like it usually closes in late June, so I’d say this is on par,” Menkal said. If the closure stays in line with the past few years, Menkal said the shellfish season probably is over in Sequim Bay. Before the closure, only butter clams were restricted at Sequim Bay. Now it is closed to all species, which means clams (including geoduck), oysters, mussels and other invertebrates. Shellfish harvesters can move their efforts to the Port Townsend area or Hood Canal. “Unfortunately, now it’s on to plan B,” Menkal said. “Fortunately, the crab opener won’t be affected.” The crab harvest opens on Sunday, July 1. Crab meat doesn’t contain the poisonous biotoxin, but the guts can contain unsafe levels. So to be safe, clean crab thoroughly and discard the guts.
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Seattle’s Ichiro connects for his 2,500th career base hit during the first inning of Tuesday’s interleague game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix.
Stoking Ichiro’s fire Love for game still drives M’s perennial All-Star outfielder MCCLATCHY NEWS SERIVCE
North Coast salmon After a slow opener, the ocean salmon fishery is improving in Neah Bay. “It has slowly picked up,” Joey Lawrence of Big Salmon Resort (360-645-2374) in Neah Bay said. “There’s good fishing out here right now.” Lawrence said many anglers are catching a few wild king salmon before catching a hatchery fish they are allowed to keep. He also said that despite the favorable fishing conditions, not many anglers are out on the water. So, those that are out don’t have to go far to catch the kings.
Sekiu derby Sequim’s Rob Schmidt took third place in the Sekiu Halibut Derby with a catch that weighed 40.5 pounds. Kingston’s Chad Walgren won the derby Saturday with a 50.5-pound halibut. Tony Day of Spokane was the runner-up with a 42.25-pounder. The biggest sea bass prize was taken by Jeff Sinchak of Oak Harbor.
Volunteer training Clallam County’s volunteer stream monitoring program, Streamkeepers, will hold another training session for new volunteers Saturday, June 30. The recruits will join existing stream teams in performing quarterly stream monitoring on streams throughout Clallam County. Monitoring functions include collecting stream health data, performing data entry and analysis and conducting education and outreach. No prior experience is necessary to be a volunteer. Bring boots or waders if you have them. To register or inquire, call Streamkeepers at 360-417-2281 or email email@example.com. wa.us. TURN
Ichiro wasn’t happy about sitting out Monday’s game at Arizona.
PHOENIX — There was some debate before the 2001 season whether Ichiro could be a viable everyday player in the major leagues. The critics listed his unorthodox swing, his unique approach to hitting, and his lack of American baseball experience as things that would work against him. But from that season on, he has proved those critics wrong. He has also compiled a pretty impressive list of his own: American League MVP and Rookie of the Year awards, two AL batting titles, 10 AllStar teams, 10 Gold Gloves for his outfield play, three Sliver Sluggers, and breaking the single-season record for most hits.
Milestone So when he notched the 2,500th hit of his career in Tuesday’s win, the 38-year-old Ichiro took a rare moment of reflection on all he has accomplished — including the latest milestone, which signals longevity as well as consistency. “I have broken many records in the last 12 years,” he said through translator Antony Suzuki. “You look at when, on my first day I got here in 2001, if I said my goal was to get 2,500 hits, then people would say I was crazy. “But now you look at it, looking back, things do come true.” All those accomplishments haven’t lessened
his motivation, he said. “That’s how I see myself now and I still look back to how I felt my first day here because there is a passion inside that is all the same,” he said. What stokes that fire? “There are two things that come to mind,” he said.
‘Passion and love’ “The passion and love for the game that kept me motivated up to this day. “There was also the criticism that came along with that, that keeps burning in my heart and brought me to this day.” But his days of breaking records seem a little less certain. TURN
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PORT ANGELES — CageworX MMA, a mixed martial arts training and competition facility, will celebrate its opening Saturday. The event will feature seminars, a raffle, a barbecue and a live viewing of “UFC 147.” “UFC 147” is an upcoming mixed martial arts event between Rich Franklin II and Wanderlei Silva to be held by Ultimate Fighting Championship at Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. CageworX is open seven days a week and features a full training schedule with classes running Mondays through Saturdays. Among the classes offered are Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, kickboxing, boxing and MMA. There is also a youth and teen program, and the popular women-only MMA classes. CageworX accepts students of all ages, gender and experience levels. CageworX owner Dave Holden has assembled a coaching staff with decades of combined experience and knowledge in martial arts and the combat sports. Cody Houston is a former
CageworX MMA coaches and officials at the new facility are, from left, Cody Houston, Erik Gonzalez, Rob Gale, Dave Holden, Paul Kendrick and Jesse Banks. Holden is owner of the gym. head coach and gym owner in Bellingham who holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu earned under the highly respected Marcelo Alonso. Erik Gonzalez, the head coach of the Port Angeles High School wrestling program, heads
up the CageworX wrestling program along with assistant coach Rob Gale of Forks. Boxing classes are taught by U.S.A. Boxing-certified coaches Jesse Banks and Paul Kendrick. Here is the grand opening event schedule:
■ Noon to 2 p.m.: Wrestling seminar with coaches Gonzalez and Gale. ■ 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Brazilian jiu-jitsu seminar with coach Houston. TURN
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Adult Softball Women’s Division Wednesday Double L Timber - 7 Airport Garden Center - 4 Men’s Purple Division Wednesday The Moose Lodge Bulls - 13 Elwha Young Gunz - 10 Next Door Gastropub - 14 All Weather Heating - 2 Next Door Gastropub - 19 The Moose Lodge Bulls - 9 The Alibi Sports Bar - 16 All Weather Heating - 5 Elwha Young Gunz - 14 Dominos - 11 Dominos - 19 The Alibi Sports Bar - 14
Baseball Pct GB .614 — .543 5 .486 9 .423 13½ Pct GB .603 — .565 2½ .559 3 .515 6 .507 6½ Pct GB .529 — .522 ½ .493 2½ .463 4½ .403 8½
Interleague Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 10, N.Y. Yankees 5 Kansas City 2, Houston 1 Milwaukee 8, Toronto 3 Arizona 14, Seattle 10 Texas 4, San Diego 2 Cleveland 8, Cincinnati 1 Minnesota 2, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 3, Detroit 1 Washington 3, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Mets 4, Baltimore 3 Boston 15, Miami 5 Chicago White Sox 7, Chicago Cubs 0 Oakland 4, L.A. Dodgers 1 L.A. Angels 6, San Francisco 0 Thursday’s Games Detroit 2, St. Louis 1, 10 innings Oakland 4, L.A. Dodgers 1 Minnesota at Pittsburgh, late. Tampa Bay at Washington, late. Miami at Boston, late. Today’s Games Detroit (Fister 1-3) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 7-2), 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 7-4) at Philadelphia (Cl. Lee 0-3), 4:05 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 3-5) at Baltimore (Hammel 7-2), 4:05 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 0-2) at Boston (Lester 4-4), 4:10 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 3-4) at Cincinnati (Bailey 5-4), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 3-2) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 4-3), 4:10 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 7-1) at Miami (A.Sanchez 3-5), 4:10 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 6-5) at Houston (Harrell 6-5), 5:05 p.m. Colorado (Friedrich 4-3) at Texas (Oswalt 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 7-2) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 8-2), 5:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Kelly 0-0) at Kansas City (Mazzaro 3-1), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 4-5) at L.A. Angels (Haren 4-7), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 2-8) at Oakland (J. Parker 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Millwood 3-5) at San Diego (Richard 4-7), 7:05 p.m.
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Westport defeated Sequim First Federal 18-8 to capture the North Olympic Junior Babe Ruth championship. Team members include, top row from left, coach Zack Moore, Conner Heilman, Coleman Wilson, Alex Brown, Corey Stone, Talon Cameron, coach Jason Paynter, Travis Paynter and coach Rich Stone. Bottom row from left, Tanner Gochnour, Jace Laushe, Kyle Blankenship, Ben Basden, Curan Bradley and Kody Kuch. See story on this page. Saturday’s Games Toronto at Miami, 10:10 a.m. St. Louis at Kansas City, 11:10 a.m. Colorado at Texas, 12:05 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 1:05 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 4:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 4:15 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago White Sox, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 4:15 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Minnesota at Cincinnati, 10:10 a.m. Toronto at Miami, 10:10 a.m. Atlanta at Boston, 10:35 a.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 10:35 a.m. Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 10:35 a.m. Washington at Baltimore, 10:35 a.m. Cleveland at Houston, 11:05 a.m. Milwaukee at Chicago White Sox, 11:10 a.m. St. Louis at Kansas City, 11:10 a.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 12:35 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 1:05 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 1:05 p.m. Colorado at Texas, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m.
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Basketball NBA Finals Miami 3, Oklahoma City 1 (x-if necessary) Tuesday, June 12: Oklahoma City 105, Miami 94 Thursday, June 14: Miami 100, Oklahoma City 96 Sunday, June 17: Miami 91, Oklahoma City 85 Tuesday, June 19: Miami 104, Oklahoma City 98 Thursday, June 21: Oklahoma City at Miami, late. x-Sunday, June 24: Miami at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 26: Miami at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m.
Oakland Athletics—Activated LHP Jordan Norberto from the 15-day DL. Recalled C Derek Norris from Sacramento (PCL). Optioned 3B Josh Donaldson and LHP Pedro Figueroa to Sacramento. Tampa Bay Rays—Claimed 2B Brooks Conrad off waivers from Milwaukee. Toronto Blue Jays—Promoted Andrew Tinnish to assistant general manager and Brian Parker to director of amateur scouting. National League Atlanta Braves—Optioned RHP Todd Redmond to Gwinnett (IL). Assigned LHP Brent Leach to Mississippi (SL). Miami Marlins—Optioned RHP Chris Hatcher to New Orleans (PCL). Recalled LHP Mike Dunn from New Orleans (PCL). Milwaukee Brewers—Optioned RHP Tyler Thornburg to Nashville (PCL). Recalled RHP Mike McClendon from Nashville. Philadelphia Phillies—Agreed to terms with SS Zach Green on a minor league contract. Assigned RHP Mitch Gueller, OF Andrew Pullin and RHP Shane Watson to the Gulf Coast Phillies. Pittsburgh Pirates—Activated RHP Daniel McCutchen from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Indianapolis (IL).
Basketball National Basketball Association Golden State Warriors—Named Chip Bowers chief marketing officer. Orlando Magic—Named Rob Hennigan general manager.
Baseball Major League Baseball—Suspended Tampa Bay RHP Joel Peralta eight games for having pine tar on his glove. American League Detroit Tigers—Activated C Alex Avila from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Jacob Turner from Toledo (IL). Optioned RHP Luke Putkonen and C Bryan Holaday to Toledo. Assigned 1B Andrew Allen and RHP Drew VerHagen to the Gulf Coast Tigers. Kansas City Royals—Traded RHP Sean O’Sullivan to Toronto for cash considerations.
National Hockey League Nashville Predators—Signed F Chris Mueller to a one-year, two-way contract and F Brandon Yip to a one-year contract. College Auburn—Named Ty Evans women’s assistant basketball coach. Connecticut—Announced it has accepted an invitation to join Hockey East. La Salle—Named Ron Shoemaker softball coach. Middle Tennessee—Announced the resignation of women’s assistant basketball coach Lynn Burkey.
Briefly . . . Westport claims Babe Ruth crown
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Salmon, Halibut and Bottomﬁsh Charters Sekiu, Neah Bay and Port Angeles scores from Brown’s twoRBI double. Heilman brought in two runs with a single. Westport scored four more runs in the bottom of the third inning. Travis Paynter and Brown both hit doubles, and scored along with Heilman. First Federal then scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning. Chris Whitacker scored after hitting an RBI-single. Dustin Bates also had an RBI-single. Westport scored one more run in the fourth. Corey Stone walked and Heilman hit an RBI-double. Pitcher Brown shut out First Federal in the fifth. Due to the 10-run mercy rule, the game ended in the fifth because of the 18-8 score.
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will be held July 23 to July 26 at Port Angeles High School. The camp features fourtime U.S. Olympic medalist Bruce Baumgartner and Justin Abdou, a 2000 Canadian Olympian and current Simon Fraser University coach. He will speak at a luncheon July 24 that the public is invited to attend for a cost of $10 per person. Those who register for the camp before July 1 will receive an Asics camp T-shirt and a discounted
PORT ANGELES — Westport bounced Sequim First Federal 18-8 to captured the North Olympic Junior Babe Ruth city championship at Volunteer Field recently. First Federal got things going by scoring four runs in the top of the first inning with Ian Quest hitting a two-RBI double. Westport came back with five runs on a RBIsingle from Talon Cameron and a two-RBI single each from Alex Brown and Conner Heilman. Westport pitcher Curan Bradley shut out First Federal in the next two innings. Westport then erupted for eight runs in the second inning. Cameron got the rally going with a single as he
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River fishing class Part two of Menkalâ€™s free river fishing class will be Tuesday at Brianâ€™s Sporting Goods and More at 542 W. Washington St. in Sequim. I attended part one this past Tuesday, and Menkal provided over two hours of valuable advice, including what to use and where to go. The second session will consist of a review of part one, tips on landing a fish and gear to use. The class begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Bring a pen, chair and notepad. For more details, call Menkal at 360-683-1950.
Swainâ€™s demo day Swainâ€™s General Store (360-452-2357) in Port Angeles will have in-store demonstrations from five different groups Saturday. Camp Chef and Smoke House will be there to do outdoor cooking and barbecuing demos. Nikon will do a presentation on scopes and binoculars and Scotty will demo its downriggers. Ken Pinnell, owner of Qcove, will also be there to talk about Break-A-Way Flashers. The demonstrations will happen between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
From left, Jeff Sinchak, Rob Schmidt, Tony Day and Chad Walgren show off their earnings as the winners of the Sekiu Halibut Derby. Walgren won first prize, Day took second place and Schmidt was third. Sinchak won the award for the biggest sea bass caught. Elwha volunteers Olympic National Park is looking for volunteers willing to get their hands dirty for the Elwha River Restoration Revegetation Project. The volunteers will assist with native seed collection, growing and caring for native plants at the parkâ€™s nursery, and replanting former Lake Mills.
Much of the work will take place at the Matt Albright Native Plant Center, located east of Port Angeles in Robin Hill Farm County Park. Regular volunteer dropin days at the nursery are Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Elwha River
Restoration Revegetation Project, contact Jill Zarzeczny at 360-565-3047 or Jill_Zarzeczny@nps.gov. To learn more about the Elwha River Restoration Project, visit the parkâ€™s website at http://tinyurl. com/elwhaecosystem.
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College football closes in on a playoff BY RALPH D. RUSSO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHICAGO â€” College football has always relied on polls and bowls to crown a national championship. It is an inexact science that has left many fans frustrated and wondering why they canâ€™t settle it on the field â€” like every other sport â€” with a playoff. Finally, the people in charge agree with the people in the stands. A major college football playoff, albeit a small one, is closer than ever to becoming a reality. The BCS commissioners have backed a plan for a four-team playoff with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the participants. The plan will be presented to university presidents next week for approval. Once the presidents sign
off â€” and that seems likely â€” major college footballâ€™s champion will be decided by a playoff for the first time, starting in 2014. The Bowl Championship Series is on its death bed. Even the name is likely to go away. â€œWe are excited to be on the threshold of creating a new postseason structure for college football that builds on the great popularity of our sport,â€? Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Wednesday. All 11 commissioners stood shoulder-to-shoulder behind Swarbrick, who read the BCS statement from a podium set up in a hotel conference room. The commissioners have been working on reshaping college footballâ€™s postseason since January. The meeting Wednesday was the sixth formal gettogether of the year. They met for four hours and emerged with a commit-
ment to stand behind a plan. â€œI think weâ€™re very unified,â€? said Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, who for years had been a staunch opponent of even the smallest playoff. For decades, major college football didnâ€™t even try to organize a championship game.
Bowl system The top teams played in marquee bowl games and if it happened to work out that No. 1 and No. 2 squared off on New Yearâ€™s Day, well, all the better. When all the games were done, the voters in the AP poll would crown a champion and so would the coaches who vote in their poll. Sometimes there would be two No. 1s. In the 1990s, the commissioners of the major conferences came up with the idea to create a national title
game, matching No. 1 vs. No. 2 every year. Eventually, that spawned the Bowl Championship Series, which was implemented in 1998. Instead of solving the problem of crowning a champion, the BCS only seemed to exasperate fans even more. Too often, using polls and computer ratings to narrow the field to two teams was all but impossible. Like last year, when Alabama lost to LSU in the regular season, but ended up getting a second crack at the Tigers in the BCS title game â€” despite having the same record as Big 12 champion Oklahoma State. The Crimson Tide validated their appearance by trouncing LSU and winning the BCS title, but many outside of SEC country were left unsatisfied. Under the commissionersâ€™ proposal, Alabama and Oklahoma State likely
would have played in one semifinal while LSU played Pac-12 champion Oregon in the other. No doubt many will wonder, â€œWhy only four?â€? â€œIâ€™m sure it wonâ€™t satisfy everyone,â€? Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. â€œUntil you have an eightteam or 16-team seeded playoff, there will be folks out there that arenâ€™t completely satisfied. â€œWe get that. But weâ€™re trying to balance other important parties, like the value of the regular season, the bowls, the academic calendar.â€? The commissioners refrained from providing many specifics of the plan in their announcement. Scott did say the two semifinals would be worked into the existing major bowls and the site of the national championship game will be bid out to any city that wants it, the way the NFL does with the Super Bowl.
Mariners manager Eric Wedge gave him the day off Monday and he responded with four hits Tuesday. A few more days off could be in his future. â€œItâ€™s just something that heâ€™s got to understand that itâ€™s not a bad thing to get a day off now and again,â€? Wedge said. â€œI know what heâ€™s conditioned for, and that he wants to play every single day. â€œUltimately, what weâ€™re looking for is to get the most out of everybody over 162 games. â€œIf I think a day off is good for him, then thatâ€™s what weâ€™re going to do.â€? Ichiro isnâ€™t above getting a day off under the proper circumstances. â€œIt kind of depends on how you are given that day off,â€? he said. â€œ[Monday] was tough for me and very regretting because you want to go out there and perform. But then I understand the skipperâ€™s situation and understanding as well. â€œSo it kind of depends from here on how you are being given a day off, because regretting is something I have in my heart, but at the same time it gives me motivation, too.â€? With another hit Wednesday, Ichiro is at 2,504 for his career. The next big milestone is 3,000, something that would take a minimum of three seasons to accomplish. With each year, it will get more difficult. But he embraces that challenge. â€œI like to put pressure on,â€™â€™ Ichiro said. â€œBecause with that, you overcome that and you achieve something bigger.â€™â€™
Smoak sits one out Justin Smoak was out of the lineup Wednesday after fouling a pitch hard off his right knee in Tuesdayâ€™s nightâ€™s game. The big first baseman finished the game and even drew the crucial leadoff walk in extra innings to set up the winning rally. But after icing the knee after the game and sleeping on it, the knee was too swollen and sore to play. â€œI tossed and turned all night trying to find a way to get comfortable,â€? Smoak said. â€œIt felt like I had a heartbeat in my knee, it was throbbing so much.â€? Smoak said he had never fouled a ball off his back leg on a swing. But he said with the number of pitchers throwing cutters, you will see it more and more from hitters.
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â€œI remember in the last game I hit the post twice, too,â€? Ronaldo said. â€œBut the most important thing is I managed to score this time, we won and are in the semifinals. â€œNow it is big smiles and good music.â€? Portugal will play Spain or France in the semifinals in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Wednesday. It is one victory from its second European Championship final in eight years. Ronaldo already provided some leadership and two goals to get past the Netherlands in group play,
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