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Veteran actor Dern to keynote PT festival BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — And the special guest is (the envelope please . . .) Bruce Dern. The veteran actor will be the guest of honor at this year’s Port Townsend Film Festival, continuing the festival’s tradition of hosting actors with a large body of work who are not necessarily in the public eye. This year’s festival takes
Movie gear, mementoes stolen from Quil home BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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QUILCENE — Burglars took about $50,000 in high-end camera equipment and jewelry, along with priceless personal artifacts and hours of video from a movie in progress from a retired movie producer living in Quilcene. “We lost a lot,” said Bob Rosen, who lives with his wife, Pen, in the house they own on Munn Road after it was burglarized Monday morning. Rosen, who worked with actor Bruce Dern in the 1977 movie “Black Sunday,” said he made the original connection with Dern that led to the actor’s upcoming appearance at the Port Townsend Film Festival.
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place Sept. 21-23, where Dern will make a series of public appearances and introduce one of his best overlooked performances in the 1975 “Smile.” Dern’s name was announced at the conclusion of the annual Guess the Guest contest. TURN
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to get air monitor Sequim City Council again seeking station from state agency BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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A red sun sets behind Port Angeles City Pier on Monday through a layer of smoke from wildfires in Siberia.
Asian fires add color to sunset Siberian smoke too far aloft to affect Peninsula residents BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
If the sunsets have looked especially colorful in recent days, the National Weather Service says it’s probably because of smoke originating from wildfires in Siberia. “You can really only see it in the morning and at sunset,” said Chris Burke, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Seattle.
“There are a lot of big fires in Siberia right now.” “It’s making for some pretty nice sunsets.” Burke said the afternoon haze visible over the Olympic Mountains is probably Mass just moisture. The smoke is too high in the atmosphere to affect people with breathing difficulties, Weather Service meteorologist Jay Neher added. “I don’t see any reason for it to come down once it got here,” Neher said. Phil Swartzendruber with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency told KPLU pub-
lic radio that the Asian smoke is not posing problems for human health. University of Washington Atmospheric Sciences Professor Cliff Mass wrote about the smoke in a Saturday post to his blog, www.cliffmass.blogspot.com. Mass attached a satellite image of Washington taken Friday that shows the leading edge of the smoke over the North Olympic Peninsula. Mass updated the post Sunday night, saying the trajectory of the smoke put it 16,400 feet over Port Angeles. “Examining the flow aloft, it really appears unlikely to be coming from any of the western U.S. fires,” Mass wrote. “The air over us can be traced back to Asia at low levels.” TURN
SEQUIM — The City Council directed the city attorney to write a second letter to the state’s Olympic Region Clean Air Agency for an air monitoring station somewhere in the city, despite a lukewarm response to its first request. The council has asked ALSO . . . for an air monitoring sta■ Council tion after hearing contouts city cerns from residents sales tax about the expansion of measure on the biomass cogeneration ballot/A5 plant at the Nippon Paper Industries USA paper mill in Port Angeles. Nippon’s $71 million biomass energy project is expected to be completed by April 2013. Council members said Monday they understand the monitor may not be completely necessary but said city residents have the right to know how good or bad the air they breathe is. City leaders attended an ORCAA meeting June 26, where they were told any particulates from the Nippon biomass burner in Port Angeles will fall out of the atmosphere within 3 miles of the plant and pose no threat to Sequim residents. If a new monitor is approved, it will likely be placed in Olympia, they were told.
Council members frustrated Council members expressed frustration that ORCAA told them there is no funding for a new monitor, but the agency recently had freed up $50,000 for additional monitors. Councilman Ted Miller said ORCAA members added that Sequim may indeed have poor air quality, but the problem most likely stems from unregulated fireplaces and wood-burning stoves in the city. TURN
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Actor O’Toole to retire from stage, screen PETER O’TOOLE IS retiring from show business, saying he no longer has the heart for it and that it’s time to “chuck in the sponge.” O’Toole, who turns 80 on Aug. 2, said in a statement Tuesday that his career on stage and O’Toole screen fulfilled him emotionally and financially, bringing “me together with fine people, good companions with whom I’ve shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits. “However, it’s my belief that one should decide for oneself when it is time to end one’s stay,” he said. “So I bid the profession a dryeyed and profoundly grateful farewell.” In retirement, O’Toole said he will focus on the third volume of his memoirs. An eight-time Academy Award nominee who never won Hollywood’s top acting honor, O’Toole shot to screen stardom 50 years
ago in the title role of “Lawrence of Arabia,” which earned seven Oscars, including best picture and director for David Lean. The honors stacked up quickly as O’Toole received Oscar nominations for 1964’s “Becket,” 1968’s “The Lion in Winter,” 1969’s “Goodbye, Mr. Chips,” 1972’s “The Ruling Class,” 1980’s “The Stunt Man” and 1982’s “My Favorite Year.”
to hear a lot of that stuff, too, so it was just a great experience.” He added: “You don’t have Jackson to be a Michael Jackson-head to enjoy this.” Lee’s documentary, which does not yet have an official title, will be part of a flood of material to celebrate the 25th anniversary Lee on Jackson of the “Bad” album, JackSpike Lee worked with son’s follow-up to “Thriller” Michael Jackson and that included hits like the considered him a friend, title track, “Smooth Crimibut the director says even nal,” “The Way You Make he learned a lot combing Me Feel” and more. through footage of the icon The album is being refor a planned documentary released Sept.18 with addiabout the singer’s “Bad” tional tracks, a DVD and album. other bonus material; Lee’s Lee calls film is due to come out it a “trealater this year, but no date sure chest has been set. of findings.” Besides Jackson’s art“We have istry, Lee said the docufootage in mentary will show a more this docupersonal side of the late mentary legend. Lee that no “He had a great sense of one’s ever humor, and he was funny seen, stuff that Michael — so you’ll see a lot of that shot himself, behind-thestuff,” he said. scenes stuff,” he said in an Lee interviewed people interview Monday. ranging from Kanye West “We had complete access to Mariah Carey to L.A. to the vaults of Michael Reid to Sheryl Crow, Jackson. . . . He wrote 60 who was Jackson’s backdemos for the ‘Bad’ record. ground singer on the “Bad” Only 11 made it. So we got tour.
on Oct. 27, 1945, Dr. Williams was a high school football star in Toledo, Ohio. A three-year Dr. Williams letterman circa 1970s at the University of Minnesota, he was an All-America and All-Big Ten offensive lineman in 1967, when the Gophers went 8-2 and won a share of the conference title. In the 1968 NFL draft,
the Baltimore Colts picked him in the first round, 23rd overall. He played four seasons with the Colts and went to two Super Bowls, winning a ring with the team’s 16-13 victory over Dallas after the 1970 season. Dr. Williams was traded to the Rams for a No. 1 pick in 1972 and started at right offensive tackle for six years. He played guard in 1979, when the Rams advanced to the Super Bowl, losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-19, in January 1980.
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A handpicked squad under the name of Palace Bakery will play a softball game and possibly a hardball game Sunday against athletes of the Hollywood Community Club of Victoria. The matches will be held on the Pine Hill field in Port Angeles. Albert Bevan, president of the Victoria group, and Len Passmore, the baseball club’s manager, were in Port Angeles yesterday to arrange for the community club’s picnic excursion to Port Angeles. Palace Bakery team manager Calvin Davidson said the local ball squad and others will meet the Victorians at the ferry Sun-
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Passings JOHN WILLIAMS, 66, a Los Angeles Rams lineman in the 1970s who went to dental school during his off-seasons and started a dentistry practice in Minneapolis after he retired from football, has died. Dr. Williams, who had recently undergone a kidney transplant, died Sunday while taking a walk near his home, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The Hennepin County. Minn., medical examiner’s office confirmed his death. Born in Jackson, Miss.,
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The state has clamped additional restrictions on 1962 (50 years ago) Neah Bay salmon fishing, Ita Thomas, manager of and resort owners in the the Port Angeles Chamber area worry that the next step could be a total shutof Commerce, said tourist inquiries for June were up down. An unusually good catch 700 over the same month last year, probably because in the first week of the season — 40 percent of the of this year’s Seattle chinook salmon quote — World’s Fair. prompted the emergency But “everybody is in restriction from the state such a hurry,” she said, as the fair traffic seems bound Department of Fisheries. A Fisheries official said for Victoria. shutting down the season “Victoria is benefiting until early August has more from the Seattle World’s Fair than any other been discussed. The season in Neah Bay place,” Thomas said. She said there are fewer typically ends around midAugust, but the official said campers and fishermen curtailing it in July could from the Seattle area this year, which is hard on West allowed it to last through Labor Day weekend. End resorts.
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Setting it Straight Corrections and clarifications
■ An incorrect date was given on Page B2 of the July 6 editions for the Bogachiel Garden Club’s “Flowers Amid the Forest” garden tour. The tour will be held from noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 14. Tickets are $7 and are available at Forks Outfitters, Moody’s Nursery and the Forks Timber Museum. ■ The report “Bears Drop Into New Diner” that appeared on Page A4 Sunday erroneously said that Holiday Inn Express owner Bret Wirta moved to the North Olympic Peninsula nine years ago. He and his wife, Trisha, live in Seattle. ■ In an Associated Press dispatch that appeared Monday on Page B4 about a man trying to reach the 3 million-mile mark in his 1966 Volvo P1800S, AP erroneously
reported that Irvin Gordon and his car have gone the equivalent of 1,176 times around the world. The correct figure is the equivalent of 119 times.
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UNEMPLOYMENT IS STILL looking pretty bad. In fact, the White House has a new slogan on job creation: ‘Hope and change the subject.’” Jay Leno
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TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, July 11, the 193rd day of 2012. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On July 11, 1937, American composer and pianist George Gershwin, whose works included “Rhapsody in Blue,” ‘‘Concerto in F,” ‘‘An American in Paris” and “Porgy and Bess,” died at a Los Angeles hospital of a brain tumor; he was 38. On this date: ■ In 1767, John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree, Mass. ■ In 1798, the U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established
by a congressional act that also created the U.S. Marine Band. ■ In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, N.J. ■ In 1859, Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time. ■ In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first incumbent chief executive to travel through the Panama Canal. ■ In 1960, the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was first published by J.B. Lippincott and Co.
■ In 1962, American diver Fred Baldasare completed an underwater crossing of the English Channel using scuba gear, arriving in Sandwich Bay 18 hours after leaving Calais, France. ■ In 1979, the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia. ■ Ten years ago: Lawmakers balked at moving the Coast Guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency into a new Homeland Security Department despite pleas from senior Cabinet officials to stick to President George W.
Bush’s blueprint. Both agencies did end up being included in the new department. ■ Five years ago: Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who’d championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, President Lyndon Johnson, died in Austin, Texas, at age 94. ■ One year ago: Eight-yearold Leiby Kletzky went missing while walking home from religious day camp in Brooklyn, N.Y. His dismembered remains were discovered two days later; a suspect, Levin Aron, was charged with kidnapping and murder.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Mass. man will plead guilty to Pentagon plot
Mich. spill cause ID’d
DETROIT — A Canadian company’s failure to deal with cracks in an oil pipeline and its slow response to a 2010 rupture in southwestern Michigan likely caused the most expensive BOSTON — A Massachusetts man charged with plotting onshore oil spill in U.S. history, the National Transportation to fly remote-controlled model Safety Board said Tuesday. planes packed with explosives Enbridge Inc. knew in 2005 into the Pentagon and U.S. Capithat its pipeline near Marshall, tol will plead guilty to two west of Detroit, was cracked and charges, his lawyers and prosecorroded, but it didn’t perform cutors said in a plea agreement excavations that might have filed in federal court Tuesday. prevented the rupture, NTSB Rezwan investigators told the five-memFerdaus, a ber board. Muslim-AmerThe spill dumped about ican from Ash843,000 gallons of heavy crude land with a into the Kalamazoo River and a physics degree tributary creek. from Boston’s Northeastern Sandusky report set University, was arrested STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An in September Ferdaus internal investigation into after federal whether late football coach Joe employees posing as al-Qaida Paterno and other Penn State members delivered materials he officials helped cover up reports had allegedly requested, includ- that Jerry Sandusky was ing grenades, machine guns and molesting children in college what he believed was 24 pounds locker rooms will be released of C-4, a plastic explosive. Thursday, officials said Tuesday. Prosecutors and Ferdaus’ The report, commissioned by lawyers said Ferdaus will plead school trustees following the forguilty to attempting to provide mer assistant football coach’s material support to terrorists arrest last year, is expected to and attempting to damage and reveal how the university destroy federal buildings by treated Sandusky after fielding means of an explosive. complaints about his encounters The charges carry a comwith boys in 1998 and 2001. bined maximum of 35 years in It is also expected to shed prison, but prosecutors and light on how Paterno exerted defense attorneys have agreed to control over the football prorequest a 17-year sentence. gram both before and after SanA change-of-plea hearing has dusky retired. The Associated Press been scheduled for Friday.
Briefly: World Lawmakers defy Egyptian court’s governing ban CAIRO — Egypt’s Islamistdominated parliament opened a new front in the country’s leadership showdowns Tuesday by meeting in defiance of orders that disbanded the chamber and brought President Mohammed Morsi in conflict with both the powerful military and the highest court. The session was brief — lasting just five minutes — and suggested that lawmakers sought more of a symbolic stance rather than a full-scale backlash against rulings that invalidated the chamber over apparent irregularities in Egypt’s first elections since the fall of Hosni Mubarak 17 months ago. But it further nudged Egypt deeper toward a power struggle between Morsi and military chiefs, who have vowed to uphold a ruling by the Supreme Constitutional Court that led to parliament being dissolved last month. Morsi countered with his own decree ordering the 508-seat chamber to reconvene. The constitutional court fired back Tuesday, ruling that Morsi’s decision had no legal grounding.
forced him from power. But it convicted him of a lesser charge of breach of trust. The verdict was seen as a major victory Olmert for Olmert, 66, who stepped down as prime minister in 2009 to battle allegations that included accepting cash-stuffed envelopes from a supporter and pocketing the proceeds from a double-billing scam on overseas travel.
Warlord gets 14 years
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands — The International Criminal Court sentenced a Congolese warlord to 14 years in prison Tuesday, a watershed moment for the 10-year-old tribunal and a potential landmark in the struggle to protect children during wartime. Judges found Thomas Lubanga guilty in March of recruiting and using children in his Union of Congolese Patriots militia — sending them to kill and be killed during fighting in Congo’s eastern Ituri region in 2002-2003. Tuesday’s announcement was the first time the tribunal had sentenced a convicted war criminal. Olmert partly cleared “The vulnerability of children means they need to be afforded JERUSALEM — An Israeli court cleared former Prime Min- particular protection,” presiding Judge Adrian Fulford said at ister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday the sentencing hearing. of the central charges in a multi-case corruption trial that The Associated Press
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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia face reporters after a closed-door session Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Cracks in GOP unity on health law appear House takes up repeal today — with growing misgivings BY JONATHAN WEISMAN THE NEW YORK TIMES
WASHINGTON — A House vote to fully repeal President Obama’s health care law was supposed to be the coup de grace for “Obamacare,” a final sweeping away of a law that Republicans thought the Supreme Court would gut and leave for dead. Instead, the House today will take up the repeal measure after the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality was upheld — and amid growing misgivings that relitigating the issue will make Republicans seem out of touch, especially when party leaders are still without an alternative. “Anytime Republicans are debating taxes and the economy, we’re winning,” said a veteran Republican campaign consultant
who spoke on condition of anonymity. “Anytime we’re debating health care, they’re winning.” Today’s tally may be largely unchanged from the first fullrepeal vote in 2011, but the runup to the vote is shaping up as far different. Republicans will keep fanfare to a minimum, as Democrats try to mount the attacks.
Rhetoric scaled back The rhetoric is likely to be less about socialized medicine and government takeovers of health care and more about the law’s effect on the real issue driving the election — jobs and the economy. Moreover, divisions are emerging over the wisdom of pulling the law out, root and branch. Some Republicans, facing reelection in swing districts, are
openly suggesting that some measures should remain. Others worry that the Republican leadership has yet to detail what the party would replace the health care law with. Rep. Nan Hayworth, an ophthalmologist and freshman Republican from New York, said she has a clear framework: health-savings accounts; the option to buy insurance across state lines; medicalmalpractice limits; and a government-subsidized insurance pool. But those alternatives have not been broadly aired. “We need to start expressing our principles promptly,” she said. Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., spoke of “fire and passion for repeal” seething in his district. “Activist and average folks regularly bring up full repeal,” he said. But GOP campaign consultants are more cautious. Republicans are already energized by the prospect of voting against Obama in November. How a rehashing of the health-care debate will affect independent voters is less clear.
Baseball cards found in attic are said to be worth millions THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TOLEDO, Ohio — Karl Kissner picked up a soot-covered cardboard box that had been under a wooden dollhouse in his grandfather’s attic. Inside it were baseball cards bundled with twine. They were smaller than the ones he was used to seeing. But the names were familiar: Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner. Experts say it is one of the biggest, most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting, a discovery probably worth millions. The cards are from an extremely rare series issued around 1910. The
Ohio town of Defiance are nearly pristine, untouched for more than a century. The colors are vibrant, the borders white.
A Mona Lisa find
Honus Wagner Among 700 cards found few known to exist are in so-so condition at best, with faded images and worn edges. But the ones from the attic in the
“It’s like finding the Mona Lisa in the attic,” Kissner said. Experts who authenticated the find say they may never see something this impressive again. “Every future find will ultimately be compared to this,” said Joe Orlando, president of Professional Sports Authenticator. The best of the bunch — 37 cards — are
expected to bring $500,000 when they are sold at auction in August during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore. There are about 700 cards — worth up to $3 million, experts say. They include legends Christy Mathewson and Connie Mack. Kissner and his family said the cards belonged to their grandfather, Carl Hench, who died in the 1940s. Hench ran a meat market in Defiance, and the family suspects he got them as a promotional item from a candy company that distributed them with caramels.
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West: $3.2 million yacht sinks at Lake Tahoe marina
Nation: Texas law would hurt minorities, Holder says
Nation: Alligator bites off half of Florida teen’s arm
World: Ex-Libyan official had heart attack, police say
WITNESSES AT THE Tahoe Keys Marina in Lake Tahoe, Calif., said they heard the sound of tearing metal, and someone yell, “Oh, no!” late Sunday. By Monday morning, a three-story, $3.2 million yacht so large that it has its own helicopter pad was sunk, one end of it touching the South Lake Tahoe marina bottom at a Titanicesque tilt. It’s still not clear what sent the Sierra Rose to the lake bed, where it remained partially submerged Tuesday and was waiting for a private contractor to remove it, according to El Dorado County Environmental Health Manager Barbara Houghton.
ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC Holder said Tuesday he opposes a new photo ID requirement in Texas elections because it would be harmful to minority voters. In remarks to the NAACP in Houston, the attorney general said the Justice Department “will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right.” Under the law passed in Texas, Holder said that “many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances to get them — and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. “We call those poll taxes,” he said.
AN ALLIGATOR AT least 10 feet long lunged at a teenager swimming in a river and bit off his right arm below the elbow, wildlife officials said Tuesday. Kaleb Langdale, 17, survived the encounter Monday in the Caloosahatchee River west of Lake Okeechobee. Wildlife officers who caught and killed the alligator retrieved the arm, but doctors were unable to reattach it. “We found the alligator that was responsible,” Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino said. The teen was in good condition Tuesday at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers.
AN AUSTRIAN LAW enforcement official said a former Libyan prime minister found dead in the Danube iver had a heart attack before drowning. Thomas Vecsey of the state prosecutor’s office said investigations are continuing into Shukri Ghanem’s death, but police are sure it was accidental. Ghanem’s body was found floating in the Danube on April 29, just a few hundred yards from his Vienna home. Ghanem was considered a member of deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s inner circle until his defection last year. His death had sparked speculation of foul play.
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2nd clue a charm for contest winners BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” The winners of this yearâ€™s Port Townsend Film Festival Guess the Guest contest tabbed actor Bruce Dern after the second clue was released. Charlene Freeman of Edmonds, a credit manager for a lumber company, and Denise McGuire of Bothell, a teacher, worked as a team to decipher the clues.
The festival office received about 200 guesses, said Executive Director Janette Force, with two other correct guesses submitted after the winning entry. The first clue, â€œThe favorite movie of one of this Special Guestâ€™s characters could have been â€˜Rooster Cogburn,â€™â€? wasnâ€™t a reference to John Wayne but to a quirky character, Big Bob, that Dern played in the 1974 film, â€œSmile.â€?
Dern was governor of Utah and later became President Franklin Delano Rooseveltâ€™s Secretary of War. The actorâ€™s godfather was Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson, and Dernâ€™s godmother was Eleanor Roosevelt. The final clue, â€œOur Special Guest probably wasnâ€™t weirded out or hopping mad â€” although filmgoers may have been â€” when our guest saw a close relative star in this twisted tale,â€?
The second clue, â€œOur Special Guest could have been a Kennedy, given these high-level political connectionsâ€? referred to Dernâ€™s political pedigree.
In that film, Dernâ€™s character is an officer of a Jaycee-like organization whose bizarre initiation ceremony involves kissing a roosterâ€™s hindquarters.
Freeman said this clue led them to the correct answer after they found references to Dernâ€™s political connections online. Chicago native Dernâ€™s grandfather George Henry
Dern: Excited about coming to PT
â€œIâ€™m excited about coming to Port Townsend,â€? said Dern, 76. â€œItâ€™s great that the town is putting on a festival and invited me to be a part of it, and that a town is putting its money where its mouth is in order to support the arts.â€? Dernâ€™s body of work includes more than 140 filmed performances since 1960, many of them as malevolent or twisted characters. â€œIâ€™ve been in a lot of good movies, and some that were not so good,â€? he said. â€œIâ€™m really proud of about half of them.â€?
CONTINUED FROM A1 â€œI lived in Los Angeles for years, and nothing like this ever happened,â€? Rosen added Tuesday of the burglary. â€œIt has spoiled the â€˜On Golden Pondâ€™ magic moments we thought we had up here.â€? There are no leads to the burglary at present, but detectives are investigating, said Jefferson County Rosen Sheriffâ€™s Chief Criminal Deputy Joe Nole. Rosen, who has lived in Quilcene for nearly 10 years, said the items were taken sometime between 9:50 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. Monday. The house was locked, but the thieves broke in through a secondstory window. Rosen manages the Quilcene Community Center and served as a fire commissioner. On Saturday, he led a dedication for an outdoor community theater that he built using volunteer labor. Rosen said the camera equipment is covered by insurance, but the other items are irreplaceable. â€œI collect old watches,â€? he said, then correcting himself to say, â€œI used to collect watches. â€œThere was one expensive watch that my father had given to me that I cannot replace.â€? Also stolen were several hours of film footage in various formats that contained interviews of soldiers that Rosen had conducted over the past several years.
Worked with John Wayne And Dern ended up â€œkillingâ€? the biggest legend of them all, John Wayne, in the 1972 film, â€œThe Cowboys.â€? â€œJohn Wayne was larger than life,â€? Dern said. â€œYou canâ€™t be larger than life today, itâ€™s impossible.â€? The two actors differed with regard to politics but shared an affinity for salty language. â€œOn the first day he said, â€˜I want you to do something for me, I want you to make these little bastards (the child actors on the film) scared to death of you every day,â€™â€? Dern recalled. â€œâ€˜I give you permission to kick my ass every day.â€™â€? The often repeated punch line for this story is when Wayne tells Dern that people will hate him all over the country for killing him on-screen, and Dern responds, â€œYeah, but they are going to love me in Berkeley.â€? The conflicts in â€œComing Homeâ€? are masterfully resolved during its last scenes. Voightâ€™s character, Luke Martin, a paralyzed veteran, tells his truth about Viet-
Bruce Dern, right, with Peter Fonda in the 1967 movie â€œThe Trip.â€? nam to a stunned high school class while Dernâ€™s character, Bob Hyde, his world shattered, swims into the ocean and commits suicide. Fondaâ€™s character, Sally Hyde â€” the woman caught between the two â€” enters a supermarket, and life goes on. Dern said the original ending was quite different. In that script, his character flashes back to Vietnam, takes hostages and is pursued by the police before jumping off an embankment and onto Pacific Coast Highway. Dern said that he improvised his role in the last scene, which required him to take off his clothes and swim into the ocean. He added a few of what he called â€œDernisms,â€? in this case folding his uniform meticulously and wrestling with the removal of his wedding ring. And he also dove into the surf buck naked, which the director wasnâ€™t exactly expecting. â€œA lot of times I do little things that turn out to be good,â€? he said. â€œIf they arenâ€™t good, they just tell me to not do it again.â€?
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â€œWhen I started acting, I had four goals: to go to New York, work in the theater, become a member of the Actorâ€™s Studio and work for Elia Kazan,â€? Dern said. â€œSome of the kids working now have different goals â€” to go to a party and get a star on the boulevard.â€? Dern said younger actors arenâ€™t necessarily lazy; they just donâ€™t make very good choices. â€œWhen I work with the younger actors, I make sure they understand that the business is still an art, which requires that you have the ability to look someone in the eye and talk to them from the heart.â€?
Upcoming roles Dern, who said that an actor is only as good as his next movie, has a few plum roles on deck. His next job is â€œNebraska,â€? described in the Internet Movie Data Base as the story of â€œan aging, booze-addled father [who] makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million dollar Publisherâ€™s Clearing House sweepstakes prize.â€? His son is played by Will Forte from â€œSaturday Night Live.â€? This December, Dern will appear in â€œDjango Unchained,â€? a Civil War-era film directed by Quentin Tarantino. â€œThis movie will be exceedingly controversial but not in a negative way. â€œI only have one scene, but trust me, you will never . . . forget it.â€?
Video interviews In the video, the soldiers discussed how difficult it is to return home from a war zone and how hard it is to adjust. Rosen said he had collected hundreds of interviews from veterans as far back as World War II. â€œWe will never be able to get any of this again,â€? he said. Nole said there is no way to tell whether the thieves were watching the house. â€œI donâ€™t know if they were out there waiting for us to leave, or if we should feel lucky that nobody was there when they broke in,â€? Rosen said. Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriffâ€™s Office at 360-385-3831.
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A high point was the 1978 film, â€œComing Home,â€? where he played a Marine who returns home from Vietnam to find a world where the concept of patriotism has changed. The movie won Oscars for its stars, Jane Fonda and Jon Voight, along with Dernâ€™s only nomination. Dern has seen a lot and loves to tell stories. In a phone call from his home in the Los Angeles area, he was both loquacious and profane. â€œAfter the first screening of â€˜Coming Home,â€™ Barbra Streisand came up to me and said, â€˜Why do you always play such a [jerk],â€™â€? Dern said. â€œThis character wasnâ€™t a [jerk], although people thought he was because I played him, like there is some kind of â€˜Bruce Dern disease.â€™â€? Dern said that when he came to Hollywood, he was welcomed by people who are now perceived as legends.
referred to his daughter Laura Dernâ€™s role in â€œBlue Velvet.â€? As their prize, Freeman and McGuire will have their picture taken with Dern at the festival. â€œWe come every year,â€? Freeman said. â€œItâ€™s a great festival, and Port Townsend is a great town.â€?
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
Sequim council endorses tax initiative BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM — The City Council has endorsed a proposed sales tax hike, which would raise the tax within the city limit to 8.7 percent and which will go before voters on Aug. 7. If approved by voters, Proposition 1 would increase sales tax within Sequim one-tenth of 1 percent, adding 1 cent to a $10 purchase. The estimated $240,000 annually that would be raised by Public Safety Sales Tax Initiative measure would go toward constructing a new police station and
emergency communications center. The Sequim City Council on Monday approved a resolution edorsing the measure by a vote of 6-1 after a public hearing. Councilman Erik Erichsen cast the lone vote against the action because he was concerned that while the measure does guarantee that 100 percent of the funds would be applied directly to construction of a police station, it does not spell out that the police station is independent of a new Sequim City Hall. Erichsen also pointed out that the measure has no sunset date for ending the tax hike.
A new city hall and police station are separate issues, Mayor Ken Hays agreed, while adding that “we would not be responsible if we don’t try to build both.”
Civic center project The police station could be part of an overall civic center project proposed at a cost between $12 million and $14 million — but the sales tax increase, if approved, would be applied only to public safety. Sequim now has the highest sales tax rate in Clallam County at 8.6 percent. Elsewhere in Clallam County, it is 8.4 percent. Jef-
Chef to whip up 20-egg omelets for lunch at PA Farmers Market BY DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — In the ongoing campaign to whet local appetites for local food, chef Dave Long will cook up a couple of 20-egg omelets today. Long, owner of the Oven Spoonful cafe at 110 E. First St., is chef No. 1 in a series of lunchtime cooking demonstrations (and sampling sessions) at the Wednesday Port Angeles Farmers Market. Under The Gateway pavilion at Front and Lincoln streets from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. , Long will whip up farm-fresh eggs and vegetables for what he calls
downtown for lunch. Among the market’s readymade choices are tamales from Jose’s Famous Salsa, pot stickers from Okasan, and cookies, croissants and salads from Good to Go. The cooking demonstrations are funded by a USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program grant of $79,408 that the Port Angeles organization got in 2010. To find out more about Prepared foods shopping or selling at the During the midweek market, visit Farmers market, 10 sellers of local MarketPortAngeles.com or produce, prepared foods phone 360-460-0361. ________ and flowers gather at The Gateway from 10 a.m. until Features Editor Diane Urbani 2 p.m., so Long, like the de la Paz can be reached at 360vendors, hopes to awaken 452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane. people to the idea of coming email@example.com. Spanishstyle, frittata-like omelets. He’ll dish up one or two of the enormous concoctions, Long depending on how many people gather around him. And, naturally, he’ll hand out free samples.
ferson County has the highest sales tax rate on the North Olympic Peninsula at 9 percent. Conditions at the current rented space at the mall at 609 W. Washington St., are deteriorating and it can not be certified as a police station, Sequim Police Chief Bill Dickinson said. A certified police department building needs, among other things, a “sally port” — a walled or fenced entrance for police vehicles that can be locked so that people in custody can be transferred from the vehicle to the building in a secure area, Dickinson said. Recently the department discovered that the building cur-
Smoke: Across ocean CONTINUED FROM A1 Computer models show the smoke’s course from Asia to the Aleutian Islands to the eastern Pacific. The smoke makes an abrupt left turn off California and moves north to Western Washington. “I believe many of you . . . particularly those near the coast and northwest Washington will be [able] to see the smoke, particularly at sunset, where the sun should look redder than normal,” Mass wrote.
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Burke said the smoke appeared to be dissipating Monday, but it still created a colorful sunset on the Peninsula. Images taken by the nation’s newest satellite tracked aerosols from the fires taking six days to reach the U.S., NASA said. The Voice of Russia reported that more than 42 square miles of forests in Siberia were on fire in May. The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said roughly 80 percent of these
If the city cannot get a monitoring station, council members suggested the city may pay for air quality tests, before and after the Nippon plant goes online. Councilman Erik Erichsen, a retired particle physicist, disagreed with the council.
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rently housing the police department is literally crumbling, said Councilwoman Laura Dubois. “The roof beams are starting to crush the cinder block wall,” Dubois said. A temporary fix is in place, but there is long-term concern for the building’s safety, she said. Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict, the only other person to speak at the public hearing, supports the measure. “The strip mall you’re in was intended to be a temporary place,” Benedict said. “It’s time for the Sequim Police Department to have its own dedicated facility.”
He said he does not think the particles the council wants to test for can be found with affordable testing.
________ Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula dailynews.com.
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Death and Memorial Notice RICHARD THOMAS HABERMAN
May 13, 1917 July 3, 2012
Mr. Haberman for Forks Telephone Company for 15 years until 1975, when he and his wife purchased the Forks Telecable Company, which they operated until it was sold in 1985. Thereafter, Rick spent the remainder of his life in and around Forks living at his longtime home on Swordfern Lane, fishing, working on construction projects, building boats and being a family man. Rick was a member of Saint Anne’s Catholic Church and the Lions Club. He served as a City Councilman from 19841988 and Mayor of Forks from 1988-1992. He volunteered at the Forks Food Bank, Forks Clothing Bank, Forks Fire Department, Park Board and the Fishing Coalition. Rick was dedicated to his family and his church. He was a steady presence and a loving man. All who knew him will miss him deeply. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, July 14, 1:30 p.m. at Saint Anne’s Catholic Church in Forks, followed by a luncheon reception at the Saint Anne’s Parish Gathering Hall.
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Lloyd Judson Allen, 95, of Port Angeles passed away on July 3, 2012. Lloyd was the youngest of five children, born in Hood River, Oregon, to Harley Hulbert Allen and Agnes Craig Allen. The family later moved to Scappoose, where they owned an apple orchard. Lloyd graduated from Scappoose High School in 1935. The very next day, he purchased a 1931 Chevrolet truck for $325 and began hauling pulpwood to the paper mills in St. Helens. In so doing, Lloyd took his first step into a lifelong career in the timber industry. In the beginning, he took contract hauling and logging jobs in Oregon. Purposeful and productive, he steadily saved enough money to eventually buy his own timber. Lloyd met his wife, Bertha Marie Sasse (Bertie), at a Portland bus stop, where she waited every Sunday on her way to church. On Easter morning in 1945, they were married. For 62 years, they were partners in marriage and in business. By 1955, Lloyd and
Mr. Allen Bertie had moved their growing family from Oregon to Quinault, Washington, and finally to Port Angeles, where they later built the family home on land with rolling pastures where horses grazed and the children have played for three generations For more than 60 years in an ever-changing industry, Lloyd successfully guided Allen Logging Company with great vision and enduring passion. In 1954, the company was moved to its current location near the Hoh River. Soon a veneer mill was built, powered by diesel generators until 1966, when electricity became available as power lines were built south of Forks. A stud mill was added in 1968. From the outset and still today, the company
has been blessed with loyal and valued employees. While his work at the mill was truly his favorite activity, Lloyd also enjoyed fishing, hiking, the violin and, of course, his ever present terriers. He had a good-natured sense of humor and will be remembered by those who knew him as an excellent storyteller. He was a man of quiet strength and great integrity. Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Marie (in 2007); son Michael; brothers Kinsley and Donald Allen; sisters Marjory Allen Lane and Julia Allen Williams. His survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Kathryn and Paul Gjelten, Annette and Denny Womac, and Christine and Ted Shideler; 10 grandchildren; 6 greatgrandchildren; sister-inlaw, Edith Allen; several nieces and nephews, and his dog, Bingo. Funeral mass for Lloyd Judson Allen will be held in Port Angeles on Saturday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Queen of Angels Church. A reception will immediately follow. All are welcome. There will be a private family burial. Memorial donations may be made to: Ray Ellis Ambulance Corps, 530 Bogachiel Way, Forks, WA 98331.
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Mr. Snyder most as a loving father. He is survived by his brother, Jan Snyder; sister Janet Ellison; son Scott Snyder and daughters Sharli and Shani Snyder as well as his grandchildren, Paul, Rachel, Steven, Tricia, Tori, Trent, Jonathon, Wesley and Zachary; great-granddaughter Abigail; nieces, nephews and extended family. A visitation will be on Thursday, July 12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in The Chapel at Moles Ferndale, 2039 Main St., Ferndale, Washington. The funeral service will be in The Chapel at Moles Ferndale on Friday, July 13, at 1 p.m. followed by burial at Enterprise Cemetery with a reception afterward at Moles Ferndale. All are welcome to attend. You may share your thoughts and memories of Jon in the online guest book at www.farewell tributes.com. Moles Farewell Tributes, Main Street, Ferndale.
B. LEE ANDERSON Memorial services for B. Lee Anderson will be held Sunday, July 15, at 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Quilcene. Potluck follows in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Quilcene Museum Worthington Park Project, P.O. Box 574, Quilcene, WA 98376 or phone (360) 765-4848.
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He reunited with his twin sons Mike and Mark Kingsley of Port Angeles in May 1976, and again reunited with his twins Mike and Mark Leckie in April 1981. Chuck and the twins reunited with Diane in December 1985. He loved his beer; loved (and sometimes tolerated) his three spouses; and loved his three children as best he could. Charles was a graduate of Universal Truck Drivers School in Miami, Florida, though he had many jobs in his life. He was a Crown Zellerbach millworker with his stepfather Merle and step-great-grandfather Lloyd. He worked as a driver for Leo’s Ambulance of Port Angeles, as a janitor and as a logger. He worked for McCauley Brothers Log Trucking and Al Larion Logging. His last jobs were as an equipment delivery driver for United Rentals of Eugene and a log truck driver for Dale Dial and MO Nelson Logging. He was a member of a Harley-Davidson owners group and associated with various motorcycle club friends in both Washington and Oregon throughout his lifetime. He was also into stock cars in his earlier years. His main love throughout his life was to remain his Harley motorcycles. Charles is survived by
CHARLES LAWRENCE BUCHHOLZ
Charles Lawrence Buchholz, 71, of Eugene, Oregon, passed away April 8, 2012, as a result of cancer. Charles was born March 15, 1941, in Seattle, Washington, to Marion (Maryan) Gould AtwoodFisher, and he was raised by his mother and stepfather Merle James Buchholz up to adulthood as Merle’s son. Charles used the surname of his dad, Buchholz, throughout his schooling years, and graduated from Port Angeles High School in 1959. He legally changed his surname from Fisher to Buchholz in October 1963. Charles enlisted in the Army in November 1963, having served in rank up to SP-4, E-4, in the U.S. Army. He served in Company B, 25th Aviation Battalion, Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as a remote-drone aviation mechanic. He was proud of being an American and an honorably discharged veteran. In January 1966, he married his first wife, Patricia J. Woodard. Of this marriage, three children were born to them, a daughter Diane Lee Pic-
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Mr. Buchholz ton-Buchholz in November 1966 and twin sons Douglas Lloyd and Duane Louis Buchholz in April 1968. This marriage resulted in divorce in November 1969. He regained parental custody of his three children in October 1969. In April 1970, he married his second wife, Kathryn Lorene Costello. By May 1972, his three children were relinquished by both birth parents to the state of Washington, and they were subsequently legally adopted after June 1972 by other families. Charles and Kathryn’s marriage ended in divorce in June 1974. In June 1974, he again married, a third time, to Analie Spring Jackson, in Eugene, Oregon. They remained married until his passing.
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Sequim resident Martha Lois Davis died of agerelated causes. She was 88. Services: July 20, 10 a.m. to noon, visitation at Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel, 108 W. Alder St., Sequim; July 23, 11 a.m. graveside service, Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim.
his wife Analie; sons Douglas Lloyd Buchholz of Lancaster, N.H., and Michael Duane Leckie of Eugene, Oregon; daughter Diane Lee Picton-Buchholz and husband George Whittaker of Olympia, Washington; sister Joan Paluka and husband John of Arlington, Washington; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; including many nieces and nephews, etc. Chuck is also survived by many countless friends, such as Glenn Romberg of Port Angeles, who rode motorcycles with Chuck. Mr. Buchholz was preceded in death by his mother Maryan Bell; stepfathers Merle James Buchholz and Leslie Bell; his step-grandparents Lloyd and Edith Buchholz; his mother’s first husband, Lawrence I. Fisher; and his two previous spouses, Patricia J. Woodard-Palmer and Kathryn Lorene Costello-Buchholz. A very good friend of Chuck’s who also rode motorcycles who predeceased him was Vernon Richard Hultenschmidt, in December 1980 in Port Angeles. Arrangements by Andreason’s Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield, Oregon. Burial will be at Mount Angeles Memorial Park.
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Death and Memorial Notice March 15, 1941 April 8, 2012
JON CHARLES SNYDER Jon Charles Snyder, retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, passed away on July 5, 2012, in Bellingham, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Freda Snyder, and granddaughter, Sarah Wood. Jon lived in Port Angeles for 10 years prior to requesting to move to Blaine, Washington, where he resided for the past two years to be near his children and grandchildren. Born in Tacoma, Washington, Jon traveled the world to many Navy duty stations with his family. He lived in Adak, Alaska, Pensacola, Florida, Japan, Washington, D.C., Winter Harbor, Maine, Sabana Seca, Puerto Rico, Edzell, Scotland, and retired in Fort Meade, Maryland. Jon was known for playing, coaching and announcing sports events including baseball, volleyball, basketball and football in high school as well as in his Navy career. He will be remembered for his quick-witted sense of humor and love for movies and the television series “M*A*S*H.” He made everyone smile and was always quick to laugh, banter or provide an amusing comment. He cherished the many memories of his life and shared them often with his children, grandchildren, amazing caregivers and family friends. He will be remembered
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Death and Memorial Notice LLOYD JUDSON ALLEN
March 25, 1931 June 20, 2012 Rick Haberman, 81, died in his sleep on Wednesday June 20, 2012, after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born March 25, 1931 in Ellensburg, Washington, to George Haberman and Ruby (Hudgson) Haberman. He and his young family moved to the Olympic Peninsula in 1959 and he lived in Neah Bay and Forks ever since. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ginger (Bell) Haberman, and their four children, Jeff Haberman of Olympia, Rodney Haberman of Forks, Joe (Ginny) Haberman of Hermosa Beach, California, and Roxanne Hovenkotter of Polson, Montana; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother (Joe Haberman); and sister-in-law (Erma Haberman). Rick spent his early years on the family farm along Naneum Creek in the Kittitas Valley and developed skill as a farmer and builder. After graduating from Ellensburg High School, Rick enlisted in the Air Force and served as a ground crew electrician on fighter jet squadrons in the Korean War. After returning from military service, Rick went to work for Bell Telephone Company in Seattle, where there he met the love of his life, Ginger Bell. They later moved to Neah Bay. Then Rick moved to Forks, where he worked
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Best-selling author to guide arts camp AUTHOR BRAD MATSEN has gone to great lengths to find stories. He trekked through France to discover Jacques Cousteauâ€™s Calypso rotting at a dock while researching his 2010 book, Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King. He spent two months in the Belfast, Ireland, shipyards to document Titanicâ€™s Last Secrets, a 2008 bestseller that raised new theories on the cause of the famous 1912 disaster. He flew to Bermuda to research Descent, the story of William Beebe and Otis Barton, who in 1934 set a deep-sea-diving record â€” more than a half-mile â€” in a bathysphere Barton designed. Now, he is helping young writers search for stories on local shores. Matsen, who moved to Port Townsend a year and half ago, will be one of the leaders of Out of the Box Arts Camp next week in Port Townsend.
Creative journey Open to fifth- through ninth-graders, the camp offers a journey into the natural world, using story-
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telling, art and music. â€œThe quest is not only about finding the story but also about all the forms the story can take,â€? Mat-
sen said. Matsenâ€™s team includes Jesse Watson, a best-selling book illustrator, and sculptor Thaddeus Jurczynski, whose articulated creatures have appeared in parades from Seattle to Taiwan. Guitarist Ahmad Baabahar will add rhythm and blues, along with folk tunes. Based at Jefferson Community School, the day camp is orchestrated by Julie Marston, a certified gifted teacher who founded O2TB four years ago to provide a creative experience designed to stimulate artistic expression. â€œThe second year, we actually gave each camper a box, and they made thingsâ€? that came in it, she said.
The camp will start with Matsen casting a story line, then inviting participants to focus on a natural object, find a story path and follow it. Matsen will also lead a story-gathering excursion Tuesday morning. Jurczynski will show students how to cast life masks of themselves. Students can use papier-mache or clay to add features such as animal ears or a birdâ€™s beak. â€œYou start out with who you are,â€? Jurczynski said. â€œYou turn it into what you want to become.â€? Matsen got involved in the camp through Marston, whom he met through sculptor Tom Jay of Chimacum. Matsen and Jay worked on a book of essays about salmon, Reaching Home, in the 1990s. The collaboration was set up by Marlene Blessing, a Seattle book publisher, who also introduced Matsen to Ray Troll, an illustrator known for his humorous art. Matsen, who was living in Seattle, collaborated with Troll, of Ketchikan, Alaska, on such books as Shocking Fish Tales and
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Brad Matsen, right, makes plans for Out of the Box arts camp with musician Ahmad Baabahar, from left, artist Jesse Watson and sculptor Thaddeus Jurczynski at Jefferson Community School in Port Townsend. Camp is Monday through Friday, July 20, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Tuition is $200. Jefferson Community School is at 280 Quincy St., across from Memorial Field in Port Townsend. To register, phone 360-531-0143 or email email@example.com.
Matsen, later found Bartonâ€™s bathysphere rusting under a roller coaster at Coney Island. It is now on display at the New York Aquarium. Being curious about the world is what being a writer is all about, Matsen said. And focusing on nature is one way to bring out that curiosity. â€œThere are a lot of hidden things there,â€? Matsen said, â€œand thatâ€™s the key to the imagination.â€? Out of the Box Arts
Planet Ocean: A Story of Life, the Sea and Dancing to the Fossil Record. Originally from Bridgeport, Conn., Matsen worked on Alaskan ferries when he was 19. He served in the Marine Corps, earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California/Irvine and, at age 55, joined the Peace Corps. His book Descent was a finalist for the 2005 Los Angeles Book Award. Matsenâ€™s daughter, Laara
________ Jennifer Jackson writes about Port Townsend and Jefferson County every Wednesday. To contact her with items for this column, phone 360-379-5688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sisters bring back load of wins from Oklahoma A LIFETIME LABOR of love, hard work and discipline paid off in a big way for siblings Tina Johnson and Lisa Hopper when they drove to Tulsa, Okla., to compete in Juneâ€™s Pinto World Championship Show. Between the two, they came home with a cartload of top 10 wins, including seven World Champion and World Reserve Championship titles. â€œWeâ€™ve wanted to do this forever,â€? explained Lisa. â€œTwo years ago, we discovered attending was high on both our bucket lists, so we started saving and planning to make it happen.â€? The show, June 11-23, had more than 7,500 entries for the 573 classes from Western Pleasure to dressage to barrel racing and driving. Participants came from all over the United States, Canada and the Netherlands.
World Griffiths Champion; English Showmanship â€” Reserve World Champion; Western Showmanship â€” Reserve World Champion; Amateur Western Pleasure â€” Reserve World Champion. Tina also won Overall Hi-Point Amateur Breeding Stock and overall Hi Point Amateur Western Horse for the entire show. She said her greatest triumph was winning Reserve World Champion in Open Discipline Rail Western. â€œWe were competing in front of four judges, so Cold and hot every move scrutinized Their first night, they from all angles,â€? said Tina. stayed in Nampa, Idaho, â€œWe had to go through where the temperature was every discipline in the book 36 degrees with 30 mph â€” flying lead changes, winds. The next night, it extend the gait â€” you was 105 degrees in Tulsa. name it. On the drive home, Lisa â€œIt was difficult, but said she almost had a Pockets just gave me an heart attack when she awesome ride.â€? came out of a store during Lisa, Sequimâ€™s code a water and feed stop to enforcement and animal find Fernando standing control officer, took two of untied outside the trailer her mini horses, Dakota and staring wide-eyed at Capitanâ€™s Fernando, aka the cars whizzing past. â€œFernando,â€? 7, a 38-inch Tina, a registered nurse miniature brown and white at Olympic Medical Center, gelding, and Starrific Jimtook her gelding Flashin myâ€™s Harlequin Man, aka My Style aka â€œPockets,â€? 7, a â€œHarley,â€? 9, a 29-inch black breeding stock pinto. and white gelding. Their wins include: Fernando got off to a Amateur Trail â€” World terrific start the first day, Champion; Amateur West- winning three titles: World ern Discipline Rail â€” Champion and two reserve.
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Sisters Lisa Hopper, left, with Fernando and Harley, and Tina Johnson with Pockets, stand behind the prizes they won at Juneâ€™s World Pinto Show in Tulsa, Okla. One more win, and theyâ€™d win the ultimate prize: a driving cart and money. Sadly, things went haywire the next day when Fernando pulled a suspensory ligament during his obstacle driving class. And then things went even more haywire. Attending vets gave him medicine that caused a stomach ulcer, which led to colic, where he came close to dying. Thankfully, he pulled through OK. Lisa said after Fernando got hurt, â€œlittle Harley had
to step up to the plate and do classes Iâ€™d entered Fernando in, like the jumping classes where the jumps were almost as tall as he was, but he was a trouper and tried his best.â€? Wins with Fernando included: Amateur Ideal Driving â€” World Champion; Open Ideal Driving â€”
Karen Griffithsâ€™ column, Peninsula Horseplay, appears every other Wednesday. If you have a horse event, clinic or seminar you would like listed, please email Griffiths at kbg@ olympus.net at least two weeks in advance. You can also write Griffiths at PDN, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
â– July 14-15 â€” Jefferson County Pre-Fair open horse show at the fairgrounds. Forms available at www.4hclover.com. On Saturday, performance horse, 9 a.m., $7. On Sunday, Western games, 10 a.m., $6.
â– July 21-22 and Aug. 4 â€” Performance horse shows at Clallam County Fairgrounds. Phone Maria Rentas 360-457-4623. â– Aug 3-5 â€” Joe Wolter cow clinic at Freedom Farms. Learn elements of working livestock, including positioning, timing, pressure points, control and horsemanship. Preregister with Mary Gallagher at 360-457-4897 or visit http://www.joewolter. com. â– Aug. 23-25 â€” OPPH Adult Horse Camp riding clinic with Sara Richerts at Olympic View Stables. Phone 360-775-5084 or visit www.olypen performancehorses.com.
Reserve World Champion; Open Halter Geldings (B Mini) â€” Reserve World Champion; Open Trail in Hand (B Mini) â€” Reserve World Champion; Amateur Trail in Hand â€” World Champion; Amateur Halter â€” fifth; Open Color Class All Minis â€“ eighth; Amateur Color All minis â€“ fifth; Amateur English Showmanship â€” fifth; Amateur Obstacle Driving â€” third. Harley took home a World Championship in Open Trail in Hand (A Mini); Amateur Trail In Hand â€” Reserve World Champion; Open Hunter â€” sixth; Open Jumping â€” fifth; Amateur Western Showmanship â€” fourth.
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Wild times picking wild blackberries THERE ARE FEW outdoor activities more enjoyable than picking wild blackberries. By wild blackberries, I don’t mean the Pat exotic berries Neal that ripen along every roadside at the end of summer, no. We’re talking about the little ones that grow where the farther wild things are from the road the better. They are just now getting ripe. This is a good year for blackberries. After months of rain that swelled the berries to a trophy size, a shot of sunshine has ripened them to perfection. Blackberries are good canned
or frozen, but nothing beats them fresh. Blackberries grow largest in partial shade, but they are sweetest in full sun. It is almost impossible to ruin blackberries no matter how you cook them. But you have to pick them first. That means you have to find a blackberry patch. Blackberry vines are easiest to spot in the spring when the blossoms can turn the ground white as snow. But you can’t make a blackberry pie out of blossoms. You have to wait till those blossoms turn into berries, then pick them before the bears do. Bears can see in the dark, so they can pick around the clock. They are not as picky as most people about picking blackberries. They’ll eat the unripe green and red blackberries along with the black ones.
Bears will munch down a hornet’s nest if they find it, leaving the surviving hornets in a foul mood if an unfortunate berry picker happens along. There’s often very little left of a berry patch once the bears get done with it. You should find another blackberry patch. Of course, it’s always a good idea if you’re engaged in an outdoor activity to inform someone where you are going and when you plan to return, just to be safe. Unless you are a blackberry picker; then you will trust no one. There is no point in letting the search-and-rescue do-gooders in on your blackberry patch. In a good patch, you might pick a gallon of berries a day. Find a really good patch and you can join the hallowed ranks of the 5-gallon-a-day club. Blackberries grow best in
Peninsula Voices Job opportunities Having read some interesting information from the June 25 issue of Chemical & Engineering News on U.S. job growth, I thought your readers should see these statistics to fully understand our history before the upcoming election. From 1948 through 2008, there have been six Democratic administrations and nine Republican. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in those 60 years, 72 million privateeconomy jobs were added. These do not include jobs in the government and military sectors, just good jobs that would seem to be the ones the Republicans always talk about. However, on closer analysis, 46.4 million jobs were added in the six Democratic terms for an average of 7.5 million per term. Under the nine Republican terms, but 25.6 million were added for an average of 2.8 million. The three Bush terms averaged but 1 million due to a loss of 4.7 million in 2008 alone. This disaster carried forward into the early months of 2009 with losses of an additional 3.2 million. With “help” from Republicans in Congress, Obama has already more than canceled these 2009 losses.
burns and clearcuts. If you find a good berry patch, chances are you can thank a logger. It takes a couple of years for the berry vines to start producing. By then the slash, the tree limbs and tops that were left over from logging should be just rotted enough to break when you step on them. Other plants will have grown up as well. The stinging nettles and devil’s club are the wild blackberry’s best natural defense. While these native plants are known to contain a pharmacopeia of medicinal properties, you probably won’t care about those when you stumble into a patch. The devil’s club is an evil plant that resembles a whipshaped cactus with some thorny leaves on top. The stem of the devil’s club can be 8 feet long and hang down the mountainside as thick as dog hair.
_______ Pat Neal is a fishing guide and “wilderness gossip columnist.” Neal can be reached at 360-683-9867 or email at email@example.com. His column appears here every Wednesday.
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So, unless one sees these statistics to show that Republicans create job opportunities that the Democrats fill, I think it is a straightforward conclusion which party provides the most jobs for the common man. Robert Baker, Port Angeles
we need a judge who has the integrity, experience and vision of Commissioner Bierbaum. Frances C. Joswick, Quilcene Joswick is chair of the Jefferson County Substance Abuse Advisory Board.
For Holiday I can’t believe it is time for another election. I am happy to see a person I know and think highly of running for Clallam County commissioner, Position 2. Our town and county can use Dr. Dale Holiday’s depth and breadth of experience. Dale gives us a highly intelligent candidate who can see our issues from many perspectives. Though she grew up poor, she was so bright that she managed to get scholarships and go on to get her Ph.D. in planning. Dale is multitalented. She’s worked in the private sector and for state and local government. She has managed largescale projects, like roadways and waste management, that are comparable to projects the county works on. She has taught at the college level, and she’s a published author. Dale currently works
Try pushing your way through a patch of devil’s club and it’ll push back like a thing alive. Just casually brushing against one will coat you with spiny little souvenirs that should fester nicely with a rash of stinging nettles and lacerations from the blackberry thorns. A berry picker’s hands often look like they’ve been mauled by a bear. Maybe they were. You cannot let the bears, hornets, devil’s club or nettles scare you out of a blackberry patch. It will all be worthwhile when the pie comes out of the oven.
managing a $1.25 million drug-abuse-prevention grant for Clallam County. From what I have seen, Dale cares about our community: the people, the economics, the environment and the arts. She shows this through her “paid” jobs and even more so through her volunteer and board positions. She cares and she has the knowledge and expertise to do something about it. This gives me hope for the future of our amazing Olympic Peninsula. Join me in voting for Dale Holiday, county commissioner, Position 2. She will be an outstanding county commissioner. Emily Marcus, Port Angeles
For Bierbaum Jefferson County is fortunate to have an experienced person running for election to fill the open seat on the Superior Court — and that person is Court Commissioner Peggy Ann Bierbaum. Commissioner Bierbaum has spent the past nine months running the Jefferson County Drug Court. She has demonstrated leadership, commitment and competency. She is now well integrated into the Drug Court team and committed to its continued success. The success of the Jefferson County Drug Court is indisputable. Since it began in 2003, it
As a retired sergeant with the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, I had the pleasure of working with Judge Erik Rohrer on many occasions over the past decade. I have seen him in action in his courtroom as well as participating in our commuhas saved taxpayers thousands of dollars because the nity. My observations of offenders in this program do not spend time incarcer- Judge Rohrer have been: He listens to all sides; he ated in the county jail. takes his obligation to be One of the key compofair very seriously; he nents to this success is the knows the law and uses caliber of the Superior common sense in his analyCourt judge who presides sis of legal and civil issues. over Drug Court. As the only candidate for The Drug Court team is the open Superior Court under the direct supervision position who has actually of the Superior Court judge. served as an elected judge, It is essential that the he is a known quantity who judge knows the law and will bring directly relevant understands the complexijudicial experience to the ties of alcohol and drug position. addiction. I encourage you to join The judge must also me in voting for Judge Erik have empathy for the client Rohrer for Superior Court as the client works toward Judge in the Aug. 7 pria clean and sober life. mary. To ensure the growth of Dave Lenahan, Port Angeles the Drug Court program,
Alternatives to knee-jerk trail closures IF YOU HIKE any of the trails in our Olympic National Forest, you probably know that a couple of the most popular pathways have been closed. One — the Duckabush Seabury River Trail — has been closed Blair Jr. since a wildfire last September all but obliterated the pathway that climbs over Big Hump. The second “trail” is the one that huffs and puffs to the summit of 5,944-foot-high Mount Ellinor. An aggressive mountain goat closed that trail.
I suppose I should say it was closed because of an aggressive mountain goat. Acting Olympic National Forest Supervisor Amanda McAdams issued the order July 3. The temporary closure is expected to last “about two weeks,” according to Stephanie Neil, recreation manager for the Hood Canal Ranger District. Obviously, Olympic National Forest officials are concerned about liability. They don’t want to end up with a lawsuit like the one filed by Robert Boardman’s family against Olympic National Park. You’ll remember that Boardman was gored to death by a mountain goat on a trail near Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park in 2010. The case is awaiting a trial date in federal
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district court in Tacoma. Although Boardman’s death is the first ever attributed to a mountain goat in the Olympic Mountains, several hikers have reported encounters with aggressive goats. One, Mike Stoican of Allyn, reported that he was gored by a goat while climbing Mount Ellinor, and Jim Decker of Shelton said an aggressive goat chased him down the Mount Rose Trail. While I can understand the concern about possible liability should a goat attack a hiker in Olympic National Forest, I’d certainly like to see an alternative to knee-jerk trail closures. It seems a simple matter to design a permit program for hiking in national forests that includes a waiver of liability. One idea might be to include
a waiver to be signed by all purchasers of the Northwest Forest Pass. Another might be to include waivers at all trailheads, to be signed by every person using the trail, in much the same fashion as free permits are available at trails entering designated wilderness areas. To be sure, any dirtbag lawyer can get around most any liability waiver. Just review some of the judgments or settlements involving developed ski and snowboard areas, where every lift ticket carries a waiver of liability. But at the very least, waivers would make all Olympic National Forest hikers aware that they aren’t taking a Sunday stroll in Central Park. (Although some might argue that New York City park is even more dangerous.)
Of course, most of us already know that. Since hikers are already aware that they take risks by walking wilderness pathways — everything from getting gored by mountain goats to slipping on a banana slug and breaking an ankle — you might argue that a waiver is just another bureaucratic barricade to keeping you off your favorite trail. On the other hand, I’d say it’s a far better solution than closing one of the best hiking trails in Olympic National Forest.
________ Seabury Blair Jr. is a veteran journalist and author of several books on hiking and skiing in the Olympics and elsewhere in Western Washington. Email him at skiberry@ pwimail.net.
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Youth camps galore to start YOUTH WILL BE served at a host of upcoming golf clinics intended for the junior set across the North Olympic Peninsula. This Saturday, Port Michael Townsend Golf Club assistant Carman pro and Port Townsend High School golf coach Gabriel Tonan, and Tonan’s former Port Townsend High School golfer, Ben Krabill, will host a free junior clinic from 11 a.m. to noon. Port Townsend will hold its next Junior Golf Camp from 9 a.m. to noon July 24-26. Phone the course at 360-385-4547 for more details. Moving west to just outside Port Townsend, Discovery Bay’s Junior Golf Camp for ages 7 to 17 will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Cost is $50 and includes a golf hat. Dan Swindler will coach the camp, and is also available for private lessons. For more information, phone 360385-0704 or visit www.discoverybay golfcourse.com. Over in Sequim, SunLand Golf & Country Club will hold a Junior Golf Camp from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 23-26. Cost is $65. To sign up, phone 360-683-6800, ext. 13. With the amount of golfing grandparents in the area, I’d venture many will host their grandchildren this summer. If the schedule meshes, have them learn some fundamentals at one of these events and then take them out on the course for some good bonding times.
Peninsula star signs Starting point guard to play Division II PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Former Peninsula College star Tyler Funk has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Western Oregon University next winter. Funk, a 6-foot-1 point guard, started all 31 games for the Pirates this past season. He averaged 9 points per game, while also leading the team in 3-point percentage (41 percent), assists and steals. Funk also led the team with a 2.8 assist/turnover ratio while ranking third in total assists in NWAACC. “Tyler is a complete point guard with a great feel for the game,” Western Oregon head coach Brady Bergeson said. “His teammates love him, because he makes everyone around him better. “He shoots it, drives it and defends very well. Tyler can do a lot for a basketball team, and we are excited to have him.” Funk ended his career with one of the best all-around performances Peninsula College as seen. In the NWAACC Championships semifinal game in March, Funk led the Pirates with 25 points, making seven 3-pointers, dishing out eight assists and collecting seven steals to go along with six rebounds.
“Transferring to Peninsula College after my freshman year in Arizona was the best move I could ever make,” Funk said. “Coach V [Lance Von Vogt] pushed me to become a better student and player, and it resulted in this scholarship opportunity at Western Oregon University.” Originally from Yorba Linda, Calif., where he starred at Orange Lutheran High School along with Arizona signee Gabe York, Funk will have two years of eligibility remaining for Western Oregon. Prior to joining the Pirates, Funk played his freshman year at Arizona Western College before transferring to Peninsula College. “Tyler was a tremendous student and player for us this season,” Von Vogt said. “His best basketball is in front of him and he is expected to compete for the starting point guard position from Day 1 on campus. “Coach Bergeron had two AllLeague guards graduate this year, and Tyler compares favorably to them both.” Western Oregon University is located in Monmouth and is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), competing at the Division II level in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).
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Disco Bay demo day Adams Golf is holding a demo day from 9 a.m. to noon today at Discovery Bay. Head out if you are reading this with your breakfast. Discovery Bay is also starting a nine-hole Monday night competition. Players should show up at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. tee off. Cost is $10 for the golf and $5 for the competition.
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SkyRidge Golf Course in Sequim has its two-person 27-hole Stars and Stripes Tournament this Saturday, and will host two tournaments next weekend, July 21-22. Stars and Stripes is $80 per team and includes range balls, food and competition money. A honey pot is an extra $20.
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Peninsula College’s Tyler Funk, shown on Jan. 21 in a game against Shoreline, signed a letter of intent to play at Western Oregon University this fall.
Seattle catcher Jesus Montero, center, is assisted from the field by manager Eric Wedge, right, and a trainer after Montero was hit by a foul ball July 4.
easy at this level,” Montero said. “Every game you learn someOAKLAND — It wasn’t the thing new.” way Jesus Montero wanted to get to the four-day All-Star break, but the Seattle Mariners rookie Family time will get time to let his mild conMichael Saunders flew home cussion heal. to Colorado after Sunday’s game “Frustrating,” he said of not to spend a few nights in his own being in the final first-half bed and help wife Jessica set up lineup. a nursery for the child they’re “But I think I’ve learned a lot expecting. playing the first half. I’m a better “I had a decent first half, but catcher, a better hitter than I was that’s all it was, the first half,” in spring training.” Saunders said. Montero missed the Oakland “There’s a long way to go, for series because that concussion this team and for me.” remained an issue. Saunders, a long shot to make Taking batting practice, he the team when camp opened in was fine. Fielding ground balls, February, has started 74 games he experienced dizziness. and batted .257 with eight home “He’s just not ready,” manager runs, 25 RBIs and a team-high Eric Wedge said. 13 stolen bases. Montero played in 73 games Dustin Ackley’s plans for the — 32 at catcher — batting .245 break were simple: get home to with eight home runs and 28 Seattle and spend the time with RBIs, and catching Seattle’s six- wife Justine and their two Yorkpitcher no-hitter June 8. shire terriers. “I’ve had good at-bats and bad TURN TO MARINERS/B3 at-bats, and the truth is, it’s not
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — U.S. national team goalkeeper and former University of Washington player Hope Solo received a public warning from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after she tested positive for the banned substance Canrenone in a urine test. Solo, 30, has accepted the warning and will still play for the United States in this summer’s Olympic tournament. She tested positive for Canrenone in a test on June 15. “I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic,” Solo said in a statement. “Once informed of this fact, I immediately cooperated with USADA and shared with them everything they needed to properly conclude that I made an honest mistake, and that the medication did not enhance my performance in any way.” Canrenone is classified as a specified substance, so its presence in an athlete’s sample can result in a reduced sanction. TURN
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