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Blue Heron athletics assured After a year without team sports, the booster club last spring raised the $60,000 necessary to finance the program for the current school year. At the time, the school district estimated that a program would cost $85,000. It committed to allocating the first $25,000 each year toward that cause, with the booster club raising the remainder.
Benefit raises enough to keep program going
Costly football helmets
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PORT TOWNSEND — An auction and dinner that raised $51,000 in support of middle school sports has assured that the program will continue through the 20132014 school year at Blue Heron Middle School. About 300 people attended Saturday’s Team Port Townsend benefit, featuring Seattle Seahawks assistant offensive line coach Pat Ruel, at the Port Townsend Elks Club, according to Bob Carter, president of the Port Townsend Red- Ruel skin Booster Club. The fundraiser brought in money through ticket sales, auctions and direct contributions, Carter said, adding that the response was inspiring.
‘An incredible job’ “The town has determined that sports is important, and they are doing an incredible
Carter said this year is on track to cost perhaps only $60,000 — which means that up to $25,000 could be left over and possibly be put toward other expenses, such as football helmets that cost $250 each. The $51,000 raised Saturday means the program is in great shape, he said. Said Blue Heron Principal Diane Lashinsky: “This was a wonderful event. It was great to see people come together for something we value.” Carter said the program already has made a positive impact on the school, since the seventh-grade football team ended the season with a 7-1 record. “We had 125 kids try out this year,” Carter said. “That’s 125 kids who had nothing to do last year. CHARLIE BERMANT/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS “And it brought up their grades because Jacob Massie, in blue, and Tanner Minnihan, both eighth-graders at Port there are requirements if they want to play Townsend’s Blue Heron Middle School, take part in wrestling practice at sports.” the school Tuesday. Donations can be sent to the Redskin Booster Club, P.O. Box 1219, Port Townsend, Team Port Townsend, an arm of the WA 98368. job in supporting the programs,” he said. The money will support football, basket- booster club, was organized after the Port ________ ball, baseball, track, cross-country, soccer, Townsend School District discontinued Jefferson County Editor Charlie Bermant can be volleyball and wrestling at Blue Heron team sports for the seventh and eighth reached at 360-385-2335 or at charlie.bermant@ peninsuladailynews.com. Middle. grades in 2011 because of a tight budget.
New Centrum director: Let’s draw more people BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — According to its new executive director, there is no place like Centrum anywhere else in the world. “What impresses me the most about the programs here is the integrity of what we do,” Rob Birman said after 10 days on the job at the multidisciplinary nonprofit arts organization based at Fort Worden
“We also want to deepen our relationship with the city and build more partnerships.” ROB BIRMAN Centrum executive director State Park. “Whether it’s the writers’ workshop or the folk or the jazz or the fiddle tunes, what Centrum offers is unique any-
where in America,” he said. “There is no other place where we offer so many niche art forms in one place.” Birman, 45, who was chief executive officer of the Louisville Orchestra in Kentucky, takes over for John MacElwee, who resigned in November. He is making about $100,000 a year, Centrum Board Chairwoman Cindy McBride said. TURN TO CENTRUM/A6
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Centrum’s new executive director, Rob Birman, right, meets with Peter McCracken, Fiddle Tunes’ program director.
Panel to explore Forks woman killed in hit-run Commons lease Teenager turns himself in, remains in jail
Forks High School, was a student at Peninsula College in 2012 and has a young daughter. Family members declined comment Tuesday afternoon; however, tribute messages to LaGambina mounted on social media websites.
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PORT TOWNSEND — The City Council and School Board will form a joint committee to explore the terms of a new lease for Mountain View Commons, they decided this week. The lease of the former Mountain View School campus, which the city pays $68,178 a year to the Port Townsend School District to use, expires in 2014. A quorum of each of the entities discussed the future of the agreement at a joint meeting Monday night. City Manager David Timmons said several repairs needed on the public facility at 1925 Blaine St., specifically to the heating and ventilation systems, have been postponed because of a lack of money. The city is researching two grants from the state departments of Ecology and Commerce to replace the heating systems, but it does not qualify for the grants under the condition of the existing lease, Timmons said. TURN
FORKS — A 19-year-old Forks man allegedly struck a young mother with his pickup truck, carrying her for about 80 feet before driving off, authorities said Tuesday. Garrid James Larson, who called police and surrendered to officers at his home after the accident, is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 1 p.m. today in the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. Larson remained in Clallam County jail late Tuesday for investigation of felony hit-and-run. The State Patrol reported that Aamanda Louise LaGambina, 25, also of Forks, was hit by Larson’s 2000 red Toyota pickup about 8:45 p.m. Monday while walking on Calawah Way near Leppell Road.
According to troopers, Larson was driving eastbound on Calawah Way, and LaGambina was walking westbound toward town. The truck carried her down the road before she fell off, investigators said. LaGambina was pronounced dead at Forks Community Hospital. LaGambina, a 2005 graduate of
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Dylan voted into elite arts academy IF HE LIVED in England, he’d surely be Sir Bob Dylan. The most influential songwriter of his time has become the first rock star voted into Dylan the elite, century-old American Academy of Arts and Letters, where artists range from Philip Roth to Jasper Johns and categories include music, literature and visual arts. According to Executive Director Virginia Dajani, officials couldn’t decide whether he belonged for his words or for his music, so they settled on making him an honorary member, joining such previous
choices as Meryl Streep, Woody Allen and a filmmaker who has made a documentary about Dylan, Martin Scorsese. Dylan’s manager, Jeff Rosen, had no immediate comment on Dylan’s reaction — Dylan did accept membership, a condition for the vote to go through — or whether he would attend the academy’s April dinner or May induction ceremony. Dylan usually tours in the spring and is already booked for much of April for shows in the East and Midwest, none of them in the New York City area. On Tuesday, the academy announced three other honorary choices, all from overseas: Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, South African writer Damon Galgut and Belgian artist Luc Tuymans. Voted into the academy’s core membership were the novelist Ward Just, known for his stories set in Washington, D.C.; the influential minimalist art-
ist Richard Tuttle; and the acclaimed painter and printmaker Terry Winters.
‘Dancing’ bachelor What do you do after winning viewers’ hearts as “The Bachelor”? If you’re Sean Lowe, you put on your dancing shoes. ABC said Lowe is headed to “Dancing With the Stars.” He steps up fresh from his engage- Lowe ment to Catherine Giudici at the conclusion of the recent season of “The Bachelor.” A Dallas businessman, Lowe will be competing for the disco-ball trophy when “Dancing With the Stars” returns for its 16th season Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern time. He will partner with Peta Murgatroyd.
MONDAY’S QUESTION: How long is it taking your body to adjust to daylight saving time? More than 5 days
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EWALD-HEINRICH VON KLEIST, 90, the last surviving member of the main plot to kill Adolf Hitler and who once volunteered to wear a suicide vest to assassinate the Nazi dictator, has died. Mr. von Kleist’s wife, Gundula von Kleist, said her husband died at his home in Munich on Friday. Mr. von Kleist Mr. von in 1997 Kleist’s father, Ewald von Kleist, was an early opponent of Hitler even before he came to power and was arrested many times after the Nazi dictator took control in 1933. The elder von Kleist famously traveled to England in 1938, the year before World War II broke out, to try to determine whether other Western nations would support a coup attempt against Hitler, but he failed to get the British government to change its policy of appeasement. Despite his family’s opposition to the Nazis, Mr. von Kleist joined the German army in 1940 and was wounded in 1943 in fighting on the Eastern Front. During his convalescence, he was approached in January 1944 by Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, another officer from an aristocratic family, and presented with a plan to kill Hitler. Mr. von Kleist had been chosen as the officer to model a new uniform for Hitler, and von Stauffenberg proposed that he wear a suicide vest underneath and detonate it when he stood next to the dictator. Years later, Mr. von Kleist
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TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, March 13, the 72nd day of 2013. There are 293 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On March 13, 1933, banks in the U.S. began to reopen after a “holiday” declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. On this date: ■ In 1639, New College was renamed Harvard College for clergyman John Harvard. ■ In 1781, the seventh planet of the solar system, Uranus, was discovered by Sir William Herschel. ■ In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a measure prohibiting Union military officers from returning fugitive slaves to their owners.
■ In 1925, the Tennessee General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution. Gov. Austin Peay signed the measure March 21. ■ In 1964, bar manager Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, 28, was stabbed to death near her Queens home in New York City; the case generated controversy over the supposed failure of Genovese’s neighbors to respond to her cries for help. ■ In 1969, the Apollo 9 astronauts splashed down, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module. ■ In 1980, Ford Motor Chairman Henry Ford II announced he was stepping down, the same day
a jury in Winamac, Ind., found the company not guilty of reckless homicide in the fiery deaths of three young women in a Ford Pinto. ■ In 1988, yielding to student protests, the Board of Trustees of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., a liberal arts college for the hearing-impaired, chose I. King Jordan to become the school’s first deaf president. ■ In 1996, a gunman burst into an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, and opened fire, killing 16 children and one teacher before killing himself. ■ Ten years ago: The Senate voted 64-33 to ban a procedure that critics called partial-birth
abortion. The measure passed the House and was signed into law by President George W. Bush in November 2003. ■ Five years ago: The body of Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho was found in a shallow grave in northern Iraq, two weeks after he was kidnapped by gunmen in one of the most dramatic attacks against the country’s small Christian community. ■ One year ago: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. said it would stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia. Dallas Seavey, at age 25, became the youngest winner ever of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Colo. suspect enters plea in cinema killings CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The judge in the deadly Colorado movie theater shooting case entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of James Holmes on Tuesday after the former graduate student’s defense team said he was not ready to enter one. Judge William Sylvester said Holmes, 25, can change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity later, if he chooses. Holmes Such a change could be the only way Holmes can avoid life in prison or execution. Prosecutors said Tuesday they will announce April 1 whether they will seek the death penalty. The judge set Aug. 5 for the start of the trial. As he has done in past hearings, Holmes sat silently through Tuesday’s proceedings. He wore a red jail jumpsuit and sported a thick, bushy beard and unkempt dark brown hair. Holmes is charged with 166 counts of murder or attempted murder in the July 20 attack on moviegoers at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in the Denver suburb of Aurora that killed 12 people and injured 70.
‘Cannibal cop’ guilty NEW YORK — A New York City police officer was convicted Tuesday of charges he plotted to kidnap and cook women to dine on their “girl meat” — a macabre case that subjected jurors to gory evidence and asked them to separate fantasy from reality. The Manhattan jury reached the verdict in federal court at the kidnapping conspiracy trial of Officer Gilberto Valle, a 28-year-old father with an admitted fetish for talking on the Internet about cannibalism. Valle’s lawyers, at what the tabloids dubbed the “Cannibal Cop” trial, chose not to hide what they called his “weird proclivities.” But they insisted that he was just fantasizing. Valle faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced June 19.
VATICAN CITY — Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church. Surrounded by Michelangelo’s imposing frescos, cardinals locked themselves into the chapel following a final appeal for unity to heal the divisions that have been exposed by Pope Benedict XVI’s shocking resignation and revelations of corruption and mismanagement. Outside, thousands braved cold night rain and packed St. Peter’s Square, eyes fixed on the narrow chimney poking out of the Sistine Chapel roof. They were rewarded some three hours after the conclave began when thick black smoke billowed out of the chimney, signaling no pope had been elected. The cardinals returned to the Vatican hotel for the night and will resume voting today.
Falklands vote STANLEY, Falkland Islands — An overwhelming 99.8 percent of Falkland Islands voters have backed keeping their government just the way it is: a British Overseas Territory. Of the 1,517 valid votes cast, only 3 islanders voted “no” to the question: “Do you wish the
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is seen behind trees blanketed with snow Tuesday. Hundreds of flights out of Western Europe were canceled by a heavy blizzard.
Crop fraud scheme RALEIGH, N.C. —- Federal investigators have unraveled a massive scheme among dozens of insurance agents, claims adjusters, brokers and farmers in eastern North Carolina to steal at least $100 million from the government-backed program that insures crops. Forty-one defendants have either pleaded guilty or reached plea agreements after profiting from false insurance claims for losses of tobacco, soybeans, wheat and corn. Often, the crops weren’t damaged at all, with farmers using aliases to sell their written-off harvests for cash. The Associated Press
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Falkland Islands to retain their current political status as an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom?” One vote was somehow lost, officials said Monday. The referendum was aimed at showing the world that the residents’ self-determination must be considered in any discussion about the future of the remote South Atlantic islands that are claimed by both Britain and Argentina. Elections officials reported a 92 percent turnout among the approximately 1,650 Falkland Islands voters eligible to cast ballots in the referendum.
Copter crash kills 5 KABUL, Afghanistan — A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan has killed five American service members, officials said Tuesday. Monday night’s crash brought the total number of U.S. troops killed that day to seven, making it the deadliest day for U.S. forces so far this year. Two U.S. special operations forces were gunned down hours earlier in an insider attack by an Afghan policeman in eastern Afghanistan. The NATO military coalition said in a statement that initial reports showed no enemy activity in the area at the time. The cause of the crash is under investigation, the statement said. A U.S. official said all five of the dead were American. The official said the helicopter went down outside Kandahar city. The Associated Press
Pentagon setting up cybersecurity team Military stays alert for attack THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is establishing a series of cyberteams charged with carrying out offensive operations to combat the threat of an electronic assault on the United States that could cause major damage and disruption to the country’s vital infrastructure, a senior military official said Tuesday. Gen. Keith Alexander, top officer at U.S. Cyber Command, warned during testimony that the potential for an attack against the nation’s electric grid and other essential systems is real and that more aggressive steps need to be
taken by the federal government and the private sector in order to improve digital defenses. Alexander told the Senate Armed Services Committee that foreign leaders are deterred from launching cyberattacks on the United States because they know such a strike could be traced to its source and would generate a robust response.
‘Low-level harassment’ But the country is not preventing what Alexander called “lowlevel harassment of private and public websites, property and information by other states.” He did not mention any specific countries, even though the Obama administration is escalating its criticism of cyberthefts by China that have become intolerable to the international community.
Offensive cyberweapons are growing and evolving, Alexander said, and it is only a matter of time before tools developed by other nations wind up in the hands of extremist groups or even individuals who could do significant harm. Alexander said 13 cyberteams are being formed to guard the nation in cyberspace. He described them as “defend-the-nation” teams but stressed that their role would be offensive. In comments after the hearing, Alexander likened the teams’ duties to knocking an incoming missile out of the sky before it hits a target. He also said the teams would work outside the United States, but he did not say where. He also said another 27 cyber teams are being established to support the military’s warfighting commands.
Illinois sinkhole swallows golfer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ST. LOUIS — Suddenly being swallowed up by the earth on a golf course’s fairway drove a wedge between Mark Mihal and a stellar round. The 43-yearold mortgage broker was counting his blessings Tuesday and nursing a dislocated shoulder suffered four days earlier when he Mihal tumbled into an 18-foot-deep sinkhole on the 14th hole of the Annbriar Golf Club near Waterloo, Ill., just southeast of St. Louis. Friends hoisted Mihal to safety with a rope after about 20 minutes. But the experience gave him a fright, particularly following the news of a man in Florida who died when his bedroom fell into a sinkhole. His body hasn’t been found. “I feel lucky just to come out of it with a shoulder injury, falling that far and not knowing what I was going to hit,” Mihal said.
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Golfers look into a sinkhole on the 14th hole of a Waterloo, Ill., course that opened up under Mark Mihal. “It was absolutely crazy.” Golfing with buddies, Mihal was waiting to hit his third shot, some 100 yards from the pin on the par 5, when he noticed a bathtub-looking indentation on the fairway. “It didn’t look unstable,” he said. “And then I was gone. I was just freefalling.”
While disturbing, such sinkholes aren’t uncommon in southwestern Illinois, where old mines cause the earth to settle. In Mihal’s case, the sinkhole’s culprit was subsurface limestone that dissolves from acidic rainwater, said Sam Panno, an Illinois State Geological Survey scientist.
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West: California BBB expelled over pay--play plot
Nation: First lady among those with credit data leaked
Nation: Third generation of Bushes throws hat in ring
World: 23 tons of heroin, morphine seized by Afghans
THE BETTER BUSINESS Bureau has expelled a Southern California chapter after an investigation into an apparent pay-to-play scandal. The Virginia-based consumer protection group said Tuesday that BBB of the Southland, the nation’s largest chapter, lost its right to use the BBB name and logo. An ABC-TV investigation two years ago found the Los Angeles-area chapter gave the Hamas militant organization an A-minus after a blogger paid hundreds of dollars in memberships. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck was said he was told he had to become a member to receive high marks.
FIRST LADY MICHELLE Obama is the latest public figure to have her Social Security number and credit report leaked online by a website posting private data on celebrities and government officials. The FBI and the Secret Service are probing the site, which has credit info on stars like Mel Gibson, Jay-Z and wife Beyonce, and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The website includes Social Security numbers for 17 individuals and most of its pages have links to recently generated credit reports. It bears an Internet suffix originally assigned to the Soviet Union.
GEORGE P. BUSH is officially running for Texas land commissioner — ending months of speculation about which statewide office the grandson of one former president and nephew of another planned to seek. His spokesman, Trey Newton, said Bush spoke with current Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson before filing the official paperwork Tuesday. An attorney from Fort Worth and Spanish-speaker whose mother, Columba Bush, is from Mexico, Bush is considered a rising star among conservative Hispanics. His father is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, son of George H.W. Bush.
AFGHAN OFFICIALS SAID counternarcotics teams have seized roughly 23 tons of heroin and morphine and other chemicals in a helicopter raid. They said the bust was the largest so far this year. The raid commander, Gen. Abdul Khalil Bahktyar, said Tuesday that helicopter-borne commandos raided a facility in the Sherzad district of Nangarhar province east of Kabul. They seized drugs and large quantities of chemicals, such as ammonium chloride, which are used in the manufacture of illicit narcotics. Bahktyar said the massive haul was the latest of 210 raids this year.
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Major bill on Groundbreaking for former B&B will house guns may go Venue families of fallen military members to the voters
â€œWe care about what happens to our veterans,â€? he said. â€œWe care about what happens to our families.â€? Schultz has architectural renderings of the house and the grounds drawn up by Charles Smith of Port Angeles-based Lindberg & Smith Architects and Gentry Architecture Collaborative.
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OLYMPIA â€” Washington voters may get the final say on whether the state expands background checks on gun sales, as proponents said Tuesday a public vote was necessary to move the idea forward. Rep. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, said the referendum proposal was necessary in order to secure enough votes to pass the measure out of his chamber. If the measure is approved in both chambers, Pedersen said, he expects the National Rifle Association will lead an effort to stop it. â€œI feel a pretty good amount of confidence that it works and that we can defend it at the ballot box,â€? Pedersen said. Gun buyers currently must undergo a background check when they purchase a weapon from a federally licensed firearms dealer. Pedersenâ€™s proposal, crafted in conjunction with Republican Rep.
Mike Hope, would extend background checks to cover private gun transactions. Under the bill, people who already have proper law enforcement credentials or a valid concealed-pistol license already would have the proof needed to complete a private gun purchase. Those who donâ€™t have such documentation could go to a licensed gun dealer or local law enforcement agency, then pay a fee to get a background check. Hope, a Seattle police officer, has expressed concern that criminals are bypassing the current system of background checks and acquiring guns through private transactions. He said the proposal wonâ€™t stop gun violence but would make it harder for criminals to get weapons. The state House was expected to take up the plan Tuesday afternoon. It would then have to get through the state Senate, including a committee controlled by gun-friendly lawmakers.
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SEQUIM â€“â€“ This Memorial Day weekend, two years after her son was killed in Afghanistan during his fourth tour of duty, Betsy Reed Schultz plans to lead a groundbreaking ceremony on a place of healing for families of fallen military servicemen and -women in Port Angeles. â€œHe did not want to be forgotten,â€? she told the SequimDungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce at its regular luncheon meeting at SunLand Golf & Country Club on Tuesday. â€œHe was willing to goâ€? to serve his country, she said. â€œHe was willing to die.â€? Schultzâ€™s son, Capt. Joseph William Schultz, a decorated Green Beret, was killed in action May 29, 2011, along with two members of his Army special forces team while leading a mission in the Wardak province of Afghanistan. In his memory, Betsy Schultz is working to create the Captain Joseph House. Her goal is to renovate her former bed-and-breakfast Tudor Inn, 1108 S. Oak St. in Port Angeles, into a place where families of the more than 6,600 U.S. soldiers killed in action since Sept. 11, 2001,
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Betsy Reed Schultz holds the picture she carries in her wallet of her son, Joseph, who was killed in Afghanistan in May 2011. can gather for a week of peace to experience the North Olympic Peninsulaâ€™s natural treasures. While such places exist for wounded warriors, Schultz said, the Captain Joseph House would be the only place in the country dedicated to the relatives of soldiers killed in action. â€œThereâ€™s no home in the country that serves the families of the fallen,â€? she said. Her goal is to open in 2014.
Schultz recently received nonprofit status for the Captain Joseph House Foundation and has formed a board of directors from interested parties all across the nation. Once opened, the house will be there for families flown in from across the nation. Schultz said the cost of providing the travel, lodging and food for a family of four figures to be about $5,000. She expects to house three families a week for 11 months out of the year. Joe Borden, a chamber board member and veteran of Vietnam, serves as a director for the Captain Joseph House Foundation. He said the Green Berets have offered to pay transportation costs for families of fallen Green Beret soldiers. Several other similar military organizations have pledged the same, he said.
A remodel To make her home suitable for those families is no small task. The house needs an elevator, ramps and paved walkways to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, she said. To do so, she needs $495,000, which she is seeking entirely through donations.
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Howie Ruddell of Ruddell Auto Mall in Port Angeles has donated three vans to transport the families, Schultz said. â€œThatâ€™s a tremendous donation, but itâ€™s also a tremendous show of support from a business in our community,â€? Schultz said. A number of fundraisers are planned for the coming year, starting with a dinner/ auction April 6 at the Queen of Angels Catholic School in Port Angeles, where attendees will have the opportunity to swing a hammer and help with demolition efforts. More events are planned through the rest of the year, including a pickleball marathon at the Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles in April and a marathon/ fun run in June. For more information or to donate to the Captain Joseph House, visit its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CaptainJosephHouse. Donations also can be mailed to the Captain Joseph Foundation at 1108 S. Oak St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.
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Suspected Wash. killer believed to be in Ore. BY LAUREN GAMBINO
BY GENE JOHNSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE â€” A key lawmaker is proposing changes to Washingtonâ€™s new legal marijuana law, saying the state can squeeze a lot more money out of people who want to participate in the recreational pot marketplace. Democratic Rep. Christopher Hurst of Enumclaw, who leads the House committee that oversees cannabis, said the state will be leaving â€œmoney on the tableâ€? unless it increases the fees required to obtain a license to grow, process or sell marijuana. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and the U.S. Department of Justice has not said whether it will sue in an effort to block the licensing schemes. Hurst introduced a bill Tuesday that would create a new â€œcertificateâ€? to be issued by the Liquor Control Board as a precursor to obtaining those licenses, and it would require the board to set the price of the certificate at no less than fair market value. Itâ€™s unclear what fair market value would be, but itâ€™s safe to say it would be a lot more than the $250 application fee currently required by Initiative 502. The state is facing a â€œbillion-dollar mandateâ€? to improve education spending, Hurst said in a statement, and â€œit would be foolish to leave money on the table in the face of a daunting number like that.â€?
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LINCOLN CITY, Ore. â€” Police pointed rifles at a beachfront motel on the Oregon coast, fired blasts from a water cannon and used a bullhorn Tuesday afternoon to try to persuade a man believed to have killed his grandparents last weekend to surrender. Michael Boysen has been the subject of a multistate manhunt since Saturday, when the bodies of his grandparents were found in their suburban Seattle home. Washington state authorities have said Boysen killed the couple the day after they threw a welcome home party for him after his release from prison. After negotiations with the man holed up inside the Westshore OceanFront Suites in this tourist town went nowhere Tuesday, police used three blasts from a water cannon to break a window at the motel because â€œthe guy had been quiet for too long,â€? said Lincoln City Police Chief Keith Kilian. â€œThere was a lack of activity going in there, so we did a strategic breach, which caused conversations to be continued,â€? Kilian said. â€œWe werenâ€™t progressing, so we stepped it up a little bit.â€? A state police negotiator used a bullhorn to try to persuade the person inside the second-floor motel room to disarm and surrender. The voice on the loudspeaker said, â€œThereâ€™s a lot of people who want to see you come out OK.â€? At one point, police officers were seen going into an adjacent room. Earlier in the day, police had sent a small robot up some stairs and onto a balcony of the motel. Rooms at the motel were quietly evacuated and surrounding streets were closed off. Nearby residents were told to remain in their homes, and a growing number of officers converged on the motel. Boysen checked into the motel Monday night
Conservative limits They said placing conservative limits on marijuana production will help make sure pot isnâ€™t diverted to minors or out of state, and strict advertising limits will minimize exposure to those younger than 21. The letter acknowledges that the board must provide for enough marijuana to be produced to undercut the black market but describes the production sweet-spot as an amount that will meet existing demand for pot without encouraging additional demand. The groups also urge the board to require that labels on pot products inform people about how to get drug counseling if they need it, including the number for the â€œmarijuana use public health hotlineâ€? created by the initiative, and warn about the dangers of driving while stoned.
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A police vehicle parks on a street near the Westshore OceanFront Suites on Tuesday in Lincoln City, Ore., where authorities believe Michael Boysen, who is suspected of killing his grandparents last weekend in Renton, is holed up. tional Center and told us he had been threatening to do all this,â€? Lewis said. The information was passed on to King County deputies, and thatâ€™s why King County Sheriff John Urquhart called Boysen extremely dangerous at a Monday news conference. Boysen just finished serving nine months in prison on a burglary conviction, Lewis said. He had no violent infractions in prison â€” â€œnothing extraordinary,â€? Lewis said. He served a previous sentence between 2006 and February 2011 for four robbery convictions. Those convictions were related to an addiction to narcotic painkillers, Lewis said. Boysenâ€™s grandparents picked him up from prison in Monroe on Friday, drove him to meet his probation officer and to get an identification card from the Department of Licensing. They held a welcome home party for him Friday night.
under his own name, but the name wasnâ€™t recognized until Tuesday morning when a desk clerk saw a television story about the case and called the Lincoln City police, Kilian said. A State Police negotiator used a bullhorn to talk to the man but hadnâ€™t made headway.
â€˜Thatâ€™s about itâ€™ â€œHe asked for us to leave, thatâ€™s about it,â€? Kilian said. Officers havenâ€™t seen the man display any weapons, he said. Boysen, 26, made threats against members of his family and law enforcement while behind bars, Corrections Department spokesman Chad Lewis said Tuesday. But authorities didnâ€™t learn of the threats until after the bodies of the grandparents were found and authorities had started looking for Boysen. â€œSources went to our staff at the Monroe Correc-
The bodies were discovered by Boysenâ€™s mother Saturday evening. She had been called by a family member who became concerned that the couple hadnâ€™t answered their door.
Gun show searches Authorities havenâ€™t said how they died. Investigators determined that Boysen had been searching the Internet for gun shows. The motive for the killings remains unknown, King County sheriffâ€™s Sgt. Cindi West said. â€œBetween the family and detectives, we have no idea,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s just bizarre. The family loved and supported him the whole time he was in prison.â€? The King County medical examinerâ€™s office hasnâ€™t released their names. But family and neighbors told KOMO News they are Robert R. Taylor, 82, and Norma J. Taylor, 80.
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The bill also would allow marijuana businesses to be located closer to parks, day cares and schools â€” 500 feet instead of 1,000. Hurst previously has suggested that the 1,000-foot rule is too strict because it could preclude pot shops from opening in urban areas, thus forcing people to travel farther to buy pot, cutting sales and state tax revenue. Amending a voterapproved initiative in the first two years after passage requires a two-thirds majority in the Legislature. Alison Holcomb, the author of I-502 and the drug policy director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, said she had concerns about the bill. â€œIt might be a bit premature because we havenâ€™t had a chance to see how this fledgling marijuana industry might unfold,â€? she said. Jacking up the cost of participating in the legal
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market is especially troubling, she said. At public forums on the new law around the state, small-time marijuana growers and would-be sellers have urged the Liquor Control Board to make it possible for them to get involved. â€œThere are hundreds of people who are growing illicitly and who want to participate in the regulated market,â€? Holcomb said. â€œIf we make it prohibitively expensive for them to do so, theyâ€™re going to continue to grow illicitly.â€? She also argued that increasing the cost of doing business risked inviting big commercial interests to the market â€” a point echoed in a letter the ACLU and several local public health and substance-abuse-prevention organizations sent to the Liquor Control Board on Tuesday. The groups included the Childrenâ€™s Alliance, the Science and Management of Addictions Foundation, the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Against Tobacco and the University of Washingtonâ€™s Innovative Programs Research Group.
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Commons: Bike, walk to school CONTINUED FROM A1 and other offices. Mountain View ComThe timing of the com- mons also houses the Port mittee meetings will depend Townsend Food Bank, the on the grant application ReCyclery, the YMCA, schedule, Timmons said Working Image, KPTZ-91.9 FM radio, the temporary after the meeting. “We would like to get site of the Port Townsend this going in the next Library — which is under renovation — and the month,” Timmons said. “If the grant deadlines municipal pool which is to are not immediate, then we reopen Friday after being will have a little more time.” closed for repair. Timmons said the facilSchool Superintendent ity is at capacity in its curDavid Engle said he expected that any new lease rent design but after some would be for a minimum of renovations could house 10 years and have financial additional agencies such as terms that are roughly the additional nonprofit agencies or state Fish and Wildsame as the present lease. The facility was oper- life. ated as an elementary Getting acquainted school from 1963 to 2009 before the school district Aside from Mountain closed it and leased the View, the two boards discampus to the city as the cussed the possibility of site of a new police station future partnerships but
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Newlyweds Janeane and Charles Darland stand beneath an ancient locust tree that stands in the front yard of the home they rent on Alder Street in Sequim. The tree is at least age 86.
Black locust tree stands tall in Sequim yard BY JOE SMILLIE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM –– For perhaps 86 years of the century of Sequim’s existence, a black locust tree has stood at 154 W. Alder St., even if it has needed a little help lately. Wrapped around the tree, which long ago split at the crotch, is a series of chains, cables and all manner of steel aimed at keeping it standing. “It is absolutely beautiful. It is just . . . it’s really a cool tree,” said A.J. Webb, who owns the 1927 home with business partner Bruce Gentry. Webb and Gentry purchased the modest blue house and its front-yard tree from Kirk and Miriam Keroack seven years ago. Now, they rent it to newlyweds Charles and Janeane Darland, who moved in shortly after getting married last fall. The couple said they have fallen in love with their frontyard landmark, which is situated southwest of the house in front of an Olympic Mountain backdrop, a perfect setting for the end of the day. “It’s just amazing when the sun sets behind it. It really is something,” Janeane said. With slightly spiny bark, cragged limbs and a rift down the middle, the tree could be mistaken as dead in the winter months. “But it is super sexy in the spring,” Webb said. “It is really something to see when it starts getting green.” The locust shoots out sprigs of green blooms that grow noticeably bigger every day, he said. “You can just see it explode when spring hits,”
Webb said. Unsure of exactly when the tree was planted, Webb said a friend of his in the tree business inspected the locust and estimated it was roughly as old as the house, which was built before Sequim extended sewer pipes to homes in the city. “A lot of these old homes, you can tell they were built before the sewer because they all have little additions on the back, like this one does,” said Webb, an area contractor.
Preservation efforts The tree, an Alder Street fixture, began to split apart at the crotch quite awhile ago, Webb said. Rather than take it down, some previous owner decided to wrap a steel cable around its limbs to hold everything together. After taking a close look at the tree when they purchased it, Webb and Gentry determined the steel cable was not going to keep it standing for long. So they cinched a logging chain around it. Then, they added another, pulled it tight with a comealong and added a padlock to secure the whole support getup in place. That has kept the tree standing — though at a bit of a lean — ever since. “I know there could be some liability concerns, but it would be a shame if that tree ever had to come down,” Charles Darland said. “It makes for some great photographs.” But steel and wood only hang on so long. “We know eventually, we’re going to have to take some of that weight load off,” Webb said.
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“There is the idea that kids are safer if they the bus or if their parents drive them right to the door,” Engle said. “But by doing that, you impact kids’ future health and their sense of community.”
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There were no apparent witnesses to the collision, State Patrol spokesman Trooper Russ Winger said. A passer-by spotted LaGambina in the road and called 9-1-1. Forks police who answered the call found her lying in the road at 1301 Calawah Way. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, said Mark Nichols, Clallam County chief deputy prosecuting attorney. The county Prosecuting Attorney’s Office also serves as coroner.
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Taken into custody After police arrived at Larson’s home, he was tested for drug and alcohol consumption, and there was no indication that he was under the influence of an intoxicant, Winger said. Larson’s pickup truck was towed to the State Patrol’s Port Angeles vehicle yard as part of the investigation.
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Winger said the State Patrol is investigating such aspects as whether LaGambina was walking in the travel lane and whether she was wearing clothing that would blend into the darkness. Investigators already know that she was walking against traffic in the eastbound lane, he said. The road in that area has no sidewalks or streetlights, and National Weather Service records ________ indicate that rain was fallJefferson County Editor Charlie ing at the time.
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trails, lighthouse and shoreline. Also, this year will see an addition to the Centrum schedule: a ukulele festival that is scheduled for Sept. 11-13. The event hasn’t been advertised or publicized but already has 85 of the 115 slots reserved. Other events on the Centrum calendar include the Choro Workshop, April 3-7; Voice Works, June 24-30; Fiddle Tunes, June 30July 7; Jazz, July 21-28; and Acoustic Blues, July 28Aug. 4. Events for writers include the Creative Nonfiction Workshop from June 13-16; the Advanced High School Writer’s Studio from July 7-14; and the Writer’s Conference from July 7-21. “People have all kinds of entertainment options, but we offer a social experience with the opportunity to enjoy the performance with your neighbors in a comfortable place,” Birman said. “This sets us aside from what is available elsewhere.” For more information, visit www.centrum.org.
area, while the schools can encourage the practice by building on-site shelters for students who ride their bikes, they agreed. Engle said about 5 percent of the district’s students walk or bike to school, a number he’d like to double.
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spent much of the two-hour meeting getting acquainted. “This is the first time that I know of where the City Council and the School Board sat down and discussed the issues,” School Board member Bill LeMaster said. “I’ve been wanting to get together with the city and the county for a while,” Engle said. “A lot of what we are doing is overlapping, and we need to work cooperatively.” One potential area of collaboration has to do with encouraging students to walk or bike to school rather than ride the bus or be driven by their parents. The city will support the idea with the construction of new sidewalks in the Grant Street Elementary
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Plays to celebrate courageous women Short trilogy to raise curtain in PA, Sequim BY DIANE URBANI
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They are â€œWomen of Courage,â€? stepping up to the front lines, and theyâ€™re about to be celebrated. Six actresses will tell their stories: â€œA Conversation with Hattie McDaniel,â€? â€œLunchtime Tempâ€? and â€œHazel Speaks!,â€? in special Womenâ€™s History Month events Friday night in Port Angeles and Sunday afternoon in Sequim. The League of Women Voters of Clallam County is presenting the trilogy of short plays, which will take theatergoers into the lives of Bobbi, an office worker; McDaniel the Hollywood actress; and Hazel Wolf, who was both a member of the Communist Party and secretary of the Seattle Audubon Society. The curtain will rise on â€œWomen of Courageâ€? at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd., and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave. The suggested donation is $15, with proceeds benefiting the League of Women Votersâ€™ Clallam chapter.
All courageous â€œNot only are the characters being portrayed as amazing â€˜Women of Courage,â€™ the actors who bring them to life on the stage are as well,â€? said Rebecca
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PORT ANGELES â€” Unemployment climbed back into the double digits on the North Olympic Peninsula in January as Clallam and Jefferson counties lost a combined 710 nonfarm jobs, including 570 in the service trades, the state Employment Security Department reported Tuesday. Clallam Countyâ€™s jobless rate jumped from a revised 9.7 percent in December to 11.1 percent in January, while Jefferson County unemployment went from 9.4 to 10.9 percent. Of the 580 jobs lost in Clallam County from December to January, 440 were service-providing jobs, which include everything expect goods-producing and government. No sector in Clallam County gained jobs over the month. Government sectors were flat in both counties. Jefferson County lost 130 service-providing jobs in January. Twenty manufacturing jobs were added, but Jefferson County lost 20 in natural resources and mining for no net change in goods-producing.
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At left, Heather Dudley Nollette and Marie Oâ€™Neill, right, star in â€œA Conversation with Hattie McDaniel,â€? one of the short plays in the â€œWomen of Courageâ€? trilogy in Port Angeles on Friday and Sequim on Sunday. Meanwhile, in â€œHazel Speaks!,â€? four actresses will portray social/environmental activist Hazel Wolf: Elizabeth Kelly, Charlotte McElroy and Marianne Trowbridge, from left in photograph at right. Helen Carrick is not pictured. Redshaw, the Sequim playwright who penned all three stories. First up: â€œLunchtime Temp,â€? starring Heather Dudley Nollette of Port Townsend as Bobbi, a woman of humble means. Her second job is answering phones at a clinic during the noon hour. In this short one-woman show, one call changes everything. Next is â€œHazel Speaks!,â€? in which Wolf, who lived to be 101, is portrayed by four actresses. Marianne Trowbridge, Elizabeth Kelly, Helen Carrick and Charlotte McElroy give voice to the activist who was nearly deported for her communist party involvement. Wolf was born in Victoria in 1898 and grew up poor. Trained as a social worker, she was active in immigration issues during and
after the McCarthy era of the 1950s. Despite being targeted by the Immigration and Naturalization Service as a subversive foreign national, she became a U.S. citizen and later an environmental activist who worked all over the Northwest.
Final piece After these two â€œWomen of Courageâ€? plays comes an intermission; then Nollette returns in the final piece, â€œA Conversation with Hattie McDaniel.â€? She is Kathy, a woman at deathâ€™s door; a terrible illness has her wondering if she can keep fighting. In a kind of transitional place, Kathy meets McDaniel, who won an Academy Award for her por-
trayal of Mammy in 1939â€™s â€œGone with the Windâ€? but dealt with discrimination on and off her movie sets. Marie Oâ€™Neill of Sequim, who plays McDaniel, is reveling in the opportunity to tell her story. â€œItâ€™s about her years in show business, her friendship with Clark Gable and other actors, and how she helped change Hollywood,â€? Oâ€™Neill said. In this â€œConversation,â€? McDaniel talks with Kathy about obstacles and how to face them. â€œThese are very strong individuals who are fun to learn about,â€? Redshaw said of her â€œWomen of Courage.â€? For â€œHazel Speaks!,â€? written especially for this presentation, Redshaw read Susan Starbuckâ€™s biography Hazel Wolf: Fighting
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Solomon Dusseljee and Misha CasellaBlackburn, both 16, will appear in The Chairs improvisational troupeâ€™s show this Friday at the Chameleon Theater in Port Townsend.
Troupeâ€™s â€˜Wrong Dayâ€™ this Friday BY DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
â€œwhen they heard about â€˜Wrong Day,â€™ that was it,â€? Pipia said. This will be a night given over to improv based on audience input, he added. â€œCome and see what the audience suggests, or make the suggestions yourself. Thatâ€™s how the scenes always start,â€? said Pipia. â€œIn one particular improv, The Chairs will take an audience member on stage with them. [They] promise to be good stewards of all volunteers.â€? The troupe, which Pipia has directed for years, is invitation-only and is dedicated to performance improvisation. No reservations are needed to catch Fridayâ€™s performance at the Chameleon Theater, 800 W. Park Ave. More information is at 360-379-1068.
PORT TOWNSEND â€” The Chairs, an improvisational theater troupe led by magician Joey Pipia, are at it again. Theyâ€™re presenting something entirely new: â€œEverything You Think Is Wrong,â€? an improv show at the Chameleon Theater this Friday night. Admission to the 8 p.m. show is by donation. The Chairs â€” Misha Cassella-Blackburn, Solomon Dusseljee and Katherine Atkins â€” are celebrating â€œEverything You Think Is Wrongâ€? Day, an occasion observed each March 15. On this day, according to the lore, nothing goes as anyone thinks it will. This day is â€œone of many zany celebrations you can find,â€? ________ Pipia said. The Chairs troupe conFeatures Editor Diane Urbani sidered doing a show de la Paz can be reached at 360around Peanut Butter Day, 452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane. another such occasion, but email@example.com.
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â€œWe typically see a bump in the unemployment rate in January, but weâ€™re certainly not happy with this ________ news,â€? said Elizabeth Court, regional economist with Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be Employment Security. reached at 360-452-2345, ext. Temporary retail work- 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsula ers who are hired for the dailynews.com.
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holiday season tend to leave the workforce in January, while others choose to move or go back to school at the start of a new year, Court said. â€œIn general, this January number is rather dreary,â€? Court said, adding that there were â€œnot a lot of bright sportsâ€? in any sector. â€œThe only bright spot you could point to would be the year-over-year, from January 2012 to January 2013: You do see a growth in [total] nonfarm jobs,â€? she said. Clallam County added 220 jobs from year to year â€” there were 21,570 positions in January 2013 â€” while Jefferson County added 20 jobs for a total of 7,700. The unemployment picture for both counties was similar in January 2012: It was 11.4 percent in Clallam County and 10.9 percent in Jefferson County. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that Washington added 18,600 jobs in the private sector and 5,500 in government in January. The preliminary state unemployment rate was 7.5 percent, and the national jobless rate was 7.9 percent, Employment Security said. County unemployment numbers for February will be released March 26.
the Establishment â€” and enjoyed it thoroughly. When Wolf died in 2000, Starbuck writes, more than 900 of her friends â€” union organizers to birdwatchers to hunters â€” crowded Seattleâ€™s Town Hall to share their common currency: true, often-outrageous â€œHazel stories.â€? Tickets to â€œWomen of Courageâ€? are available in advance at Port Book and News, 104 E. First St., Port Angeles; and Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St. in Sequim. For more details, visit www. LWVCLA.org or phone 360-6812787.
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Briefly . . . PT Victorian fashion show set March 23 PORT TOWNSEND — A Victorian fashion show fundraiser will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St., at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Victorian fashions, vintage-period attire and antique purses from private collections will be modeled by Jefferson County residents. A few particulars on Victorian behavior, activities and history will be included. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds benefiting the Jefferson County Historical Society’s scholarship program. The fashion show is just one of the many events scheduled during Victorian Heritage Days, March 22-24. A list of all activities can be found at www. victorianfestival.org. The Jefferson County Historical Society encourages any interested person who has graduated from high school or home school while a resident of Jefferson County to apply for the 2013 JCHS scholarship. Continuing education should include an interest in history. For more information, phone the historical society at 360-385-1003, phone scholarship committee representative JoAnn Bussa at 360-301-3628 or email evergreen@olypen. com. The deadline for applicants is May 27. Donations for the JCHS scholarship also can be mailed to the above address.
The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association has changed its name to Peninsula Therapeutic Riding to more aptly describe the type of services it provides to the community. Pictured are, from left, Gussie Barton, Adam Lauriesen, Luke Bonifazio, Felicia Gowdy, Joey Barton, Tina Fortman and Anna Carlson. Kneeling at right is founder and certified equine-therapy instructor Yvette Ludwar.
Riding clinic on lookout for help
Recently, NARHA’s board of directors and agreed that changGuild scholarships Yvette ing the name to Peninsula SEQUIM — The Therapeutic Riding would Sequim-Dungeness Hospi- give the public a better tal Guild has scholarships idea of its services: offering for college-level juniors a variety of equine-assisted who hold a permanent resi- activities to youths and dence in Clallam County adults with physical disand are enrolled in a medi- abilities, such as cerebral cal field. palsy, autism and multiple To receive an applicasclerosis, as well at-risk tion, contact Debbie Kahle youths, wounded vets and at 360-683-5529 or children ages 3 and older. firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ve personally seen the Applications will be smiling faces of her stureceived until April 1. dents with physical disabilPeninsula Daily News ities riding “their” ponies
lies dormant. It’s the time of year Yvette gains more therapy and Karen instructor certification spoke Griffiths with sev- through the Professional eral older Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) folks International and spends a with lot of time and energy on physical her after-school program disabilifor troubled youths; their ties who youthful energy is put to have glowingly use by helping brush and clean up after the 14 credited horses and ponies. the ridWhile the youths in the ing program with giving their bod- program may be close to ies — and souls — more flunking or being kicked freedom of movement. out of school for truancies, Sadly, at its currently “most of the time, these leased 5 acres off Taylor youths just need someone Cutoff Road in Sequim, the to care about them and facility has to close during give them a little guidthe winter and bad ance,” Yvette said. weather, so I’m hoping she “I’m really dedicated to can find a benefactor soon. seeing these kids graduate from Running Start or high ‘Weather-dependent’ school.” Donations, especially of “Right now, we are weather-dependent,” Yvette hay and feed, are always said. “And when you live in welcome, as well as wood an area that rains all win- and other building mateter, that means we can’t be rial to help maintain the property and shelters. open for lessons.” “Right now, we’re in However, just because need of old T-posts if anyshe can’t give lessons one has some they’d like to doesn’t mean the center
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YVETTE LUDWAR HAS a heart of gold with a bulldog tenacity, and she’s on the hunt for a benevolent benefactor to give Peninsula Therapeutic Riding in Sequim a permanent facility with an indoor area so she can give lessons year-round. Founded by Yvette in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, it became a legal not-forprofit organization in 1999.
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SARAH ELIZABETH THOMBURG June 22, 1921 March 9, 2013 Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Thomburg of Pahrump, Nevada, passed away from pneumonia on March 9, 2013. She was born in Mississippi on June 22, 1921, to Albert and Tina (Davis) Strahan. Sarah married James E. Thomburg in
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donate,” Yvette said. Other items on her wish list include a small office trailer or structure in which to set up an office. And most important, she said, “because many of our young riders and their families are low-income or face high health bills, donations and scholarships to keep these children riding are welcome and greatly appreciated.” While awaiting their new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization paperwork to come through, donations still can be made. For more information, visit http:// tinyurl.com/bjqbsgo or phone Yvette at 360-5820907.
Events ■ Saturday — “Preparing the Equine Body for Performance” clinic by Jerry Pelikan of Ravensdale. Phone Sue Carver at 360-683-7538 or email stoneyhillranch@yahoo. com. Held at Baker Stables, 164 Four Winds Road, Port Angeles.
________ Karen Griffiths’ 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.
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Longview, Washington, in 1950. Sarah resided in Portland, Oregon, and Port Angeles. James passed away in 1998. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2004. She is survived by her son, Craig (Julie) Thomburg; daughter Deborah (Randy) Woodward; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. At her request, no memorial services are scheduled.
CAROLYN SUE SWEETWOOD February 29, 1952 February 21, 2013 Carolyn was a bright and shining star to everyone who met her. She loved cooking, flowers and spending time with her loved ones. Her children and grandchildren were her life. She always knew how to make people smile, and her generosity was given to all. Her sense of humor and quirky wit brought joy and laughter to every situation. Carolyn’s laugh, kind heart and artistic flair will forever be missed. She will be remem-
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Briefly . . . Elks honor winners of essay contest SEQUIM â€” Helen Haller and Sequim Middle School students have been named winners of the Sequim Elks Lodge No. 2642 Americanism Essay Contest for 2012-2013. Fifth-grader Reid Parker won the contest, with Quinn Danielson finishing second and Emily Glenn third. Reid is the son of Selby and Kevin Parker, Quinn is the daughter of Christine and Eric Danielson, and Emily is the daughter of Kristin and Mike Glenn. Students competed in Division 1: Fifth and Sixth Grade. The theme of the essay was â€œWhat Does the National Anthem Mean to Me?â€? Sequim Elks Lodge Americanism Chairwoman Maura Mattson recognized the winning students and their families as guests at the lodgeâ€™s monthly social night. Each winner was presented with a certificate of achievement, a flag pin and a monetary gift. Winning essays submitted for district-level competition among nine lodges go on to be judged at the
Systemâ€™s summer reading program and other programs designed to encourage children to read. This is the second substantial donation to the newly organized foundation. The first was a $5,000 award in 2012 from the Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) recognizing the libraryâ€™s efforts in the area of science programs for young people. â€œA year ago, a small group of community-minded citizens formed the North Olympic foundation to supplement our libraryâ€™s public funds and to complement the funds that the Friends of the Library raise for their respective branches,â€? said Jim Hallett, newly elected president of NOLF. Flanked by Maura Mattson, Elks Americanism chair, Reid Parker, Quinn â€œWe are really excited Danielson and Emily Glenn, from left, were named winners of the Sequim that this is our first signifiElks Lodge No. 2642 Americanism Essay Contest. cant private donation. The Robertsesâ€™ gift means the ble received his Competent state level. Library donation library will be able to offer At the dinner, Mattson Leadership award, and PORT ANGELES â€” The more reading programs for announced that Reid placed Marie Oâ€™Neil received her Board of Directors of the children, especially children first in the fifth-throughCompetent Leadership North Olympic Library at risk,â€? he said. sixth-grade division at the Bronze award. Foundation recently welMembers of the NOLF district level. The Skwim Toastmasters comed a contribution of board are Hallett, presiare part of Toastmasters $4,000 from Sequim resident; Patty Hannah, presiToastmaster prizes International, a nonprofit dents Jo Anne and Jim dent-elect; Kristen Glenn, SEQUIM â€” The Skwim educational organization Roberts. secretary; Yvonne Ziomthat teaches public speaking Toastmasters recently These funds will support kowski, treasurer; Patrick and leadership skills. toasted three award-winthe North Olympic Library Irwin and Diane Kaufman New members are welning group members. come. Sharon Labrecque received her CommunicaFor more information, tion Gold award, Steve Mar- phone 360-808-2088.
representing the Port Angeles Friends of the Library; and Don Zanon representing the North Olympic Library Board of Trustees. NOLS Director Paula Barnes is a non-voting, ex officio member of the board. For more information, visit www.northolympic libraryfoundation.org or contact Hallett at 360-4576000 or Jim@hallett advisors.us.
From blue to red PORT ANGELES â€” Roosevelt Elementary School students and staff recently wore red as the schoolâ€™s running/walking club, Blue Thunder, celebrated in honor of the American Heart Associationâ€™s American Heart Month. Blue Thunder runners have been running laps for fun and fitness at recess for almost 20 years â€” 14 years at the former Fairview Elementary School â€” and the group now is in its sixth year at Roosevelt Elementary. Blue Thunder strives for 100 percent participation by the entire Roosevelt Elementary student body, according to the group. Peninsula Daily News
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Trouble heading ’em off at the pass IF YOU GO out in the woods, you can be in for a big surprise. That’s what some folks Pat found out last weekend when Neal a state park ranger raided the parking area near Cottonwood bar, a gravel bar on the Hoh River, and started writing $99 tickets for vehicles failing to display the Discover Pass, required when accessing statemanaged recreation lands. The North Olympic Peninsula is a dangerous wilderness. We have no diamondback rattlesnakes or grizzly bears, but we have some flak-vested rangers who are meaner than both of them put together. After last weekend that poor,
overworked ranger can probably file a Labor and Industries claim for the carpal tunnel he got from all the ticket-writing. The Discover Pass is only the latest in a series of different passes that are required to enter state parks and other state rec lands, Olympic National Park, the national forest and recreational areas on the Makah reservation. (Good for one year, a Discover Pass purchased from a recreational license dealer, by phone or online costs $35, which includes the $30 base fee, a 10 percent transaction fee and a $2 dealer fee.) Money from the sale of the Discover Pass has gone to put up signs saying you need a Discover Pass. Apparently these signs make excellent targets. Many of them are shot full of holes. Proceeds from the sale of the Discover Pass now will be used to replace the Discover Pass signs.
The Discover Pass is the best way I know to keep the tourists off the Peninsula. Tourists like the fly fisherman from British Columbia, who in his confusion thought the Stewardship Access Pass he got with his fishing license was a Discover Pass. He was having a good time, exhilarated from catching a chrome-bright steelhead just out of the salt water. He was going to go home and tell all his fancy friends about the great fishing and the beauty of the Peninsula, eh? It was just lucky I speak Canadian. “No way, hoser,” I told him. All it took was a $99 ticket to send him scurrying back over the border where he belonged. Our tourist visitors can feel secure that no matter where they travel on the Peninsula, they will need a permit of some sort. They can rest assured that at
any time, they can be contacted by one or more of the 20-some different county, state, federal and tribal police agencies that patrol this recreational wonderland in an effort to make sure your papers are in order. Keep in mind that our liberal search-and-seizure laws make it easy for officers to go through your vehicle, boat or RV, looking for whatever. So take it from someone who just had his boat searched by officers on the Queets River: You might not want them to see what kind of dry underwear you keep among the more personal contents of your waterproof, rubberized man purse. I felt violated, dirty and used, but I guess I had it coming — I never should have called state DNR the “Department of Nature Rape.” I never should have called the fish cops “meaner than peppersprayed skinheads.”
I never should have called park rangers “soulless automatons of the One World Order.” So I made sure I got a Discover Pass. That’s when the trouble started. You are instructed to attach the paper Discover Pass to your rearview mirror. In my attempt, the paper ripped. When I tried using duct tape to hold the pass to the mirror, the mirror fell off the windshield. Desperate, I taped the Discover Pass to the window, then the paper curled and the ink faded in the sun. Since then, I have lived like a hunted animal.
________ Pat Neal is a North Olympic Peninsula fishing guide, author and “wilderness gossip columnist.” He can be reached at 360-6839867 or email at patnealwildlife@ yahoo.com. Pat’s column appears here every Wednesday.
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data published by 1,150 individual scientists. I will be the first to The over-the-top headagree that the tragedies line for this article doesn’t that have happened in the mention that the consensus past in America’s schools of climate researcher’s regarding gun violence are reports is that we are in the inexcusable. coldest of the last five interThe violence of a few glacial warm periods — a angry, disturbed individuals span of 500,000 years. cannot be justified. Satellite data have meaThis cannot be the justisured no increase in averfication for taking away the Public salaries age global temperature for Second Amendment. The front-page feature the past 10 years. The amendment was story about salaries earned Also, accurate surface created to protect individu- by local officials [PT Hospitemperature measurements als from a tyrannical govtal Boss Area’s Highest from 1934 are about the ernment, and this cannot be Paid,” PDN, March 10] was same as they are currently. infringed. enlightening. Temperatures dipped down The question must be However, if the Peninto a low in the late 1970s. asked when speaking about sula Daily News was genuOf course, big-governgun control and the right to inely interested in educatment proponents and their bear arms: Do we have any- ing its readers or in fair and friends in the media want thing to fear from our govbalanced reporting, this to promote “global warm[“Global Temperatures player or some salary pared statewide. ernment? would have been just the ing” as a terrible problem Highest in 4,000 Years,” This kind of petty expose tweaks reflected, it’s also Before you answer that first in a series of installthat only massive governPDN, March 10]. is the hallmark of reporters enlightening that two question, answer this: Why ments. ment intervention can fix. This article quotes a sindoes the Department of No state and federal offi- with a special penchant for months of investigative The slight global warmfanning the fires of disconHomeland Security need cials are mentioned. work would produce so little gle study that suggests the ing measured since 1975 is current temperatures are 1.6 billion rounds of ammuAn even truer examina- tent. new information. mostly natural and isn’t the highest the Earth has Even the tone of the nition [Forbes March 11] as tion of “What We Pay” This particular “PDN causing an increase in experienced in the past comments from each well as armored personnel would include contrasting extreme weather events. Special Report” deserves a 4,000 years. One study administrator smacks of the rating of “4 snarks.” carriers returning from such earnings with those In fact, plants love any “big fish in a small pond” Iraq? rarely shared salaries of increase in carbon dioxide, Larry G. Williams, proves nothing. The Center for the Study and the warmer climate is bullying these knowledgeHomeland Security says private-sector managers Omak of Carbon Dioxide and able and experienced it uses approximately 15 and owners with comparabeneficial to plant growth Global Climate finds there million rounds a year for ble duties and responsibili- administrators likely and human health. Williams is a former was a Medieval Warm received as easy “targets of Port Angeles City Council training. This purchase ties. Could any warming be Period (about A.D. 950 to opportunity.” order would last the U.S. At a minimum, a good due to all the hot air from member. 1250), and the consensus is politicians pushing humanSince these same facts government more than 100 journalist would have verithat it was warmer then caused global warming? years. fied the claims for the read- show up in the PDN every Warming discounted than the current warm Eugene Farr, year or so, with only the ers about how the salaries The government wants Port Townsend period. This is according to There they go again the public disarmed to pro- ranked when similarly com- occasional change of a
tect our children from ourselves while Homeland Security gets over a billion rounds of ammunition, new uniforms and assault vehicles. Something is dreadfully wrong here. Cooper West, Port Angeles
Value in leaving wilderness alone YOU CAN’T LIVE around this neck of the woods very long before you hear somebody complain about the vast natural resources that are locked up in our national parks and forests. Imagine the fortune we could have, they Seabury say, if we just Blair Jr. logged Olympic National Park and Forest. Think of the minerals we might discover there, or the treasure the Pacific hides in the Olympic Coast Natural Marine Sanctuary. It always surprises me when I hear such talk, because I thought all of the zanies who believe we will never run out of oil, coal or timber had become extinct, like dinosaurs.
Most enlightened observers today agree that sooner or later — sustainability aside — we’re pretty much going to run out of everything. So it is encouraging to find Michigan State University’s 2011 study: “Economic Benefits to Local Communities” from National Park Visitation. Authors Yue Cui, Ed Mahoney and Teresa Herbowicz make a compelling argument that national parks make huge contributions to local economies. They say any community within 60 miles of a national park benefits from the millions of dollars park visitors spend. Make those 13 billion dollars across the U.S. in 2011, according to the study. More than 279 million visitors headed toward lands managed by the National Park Service that year. The study points out that their direct spending supported
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in a PDN story on March 4.) Nearly 3 million visitors called on Olympic in 2011 — a year, incidentally, when winter visitors could drive up to Hurricane Ridge any day of the week. That’s not the case this year. Hurricane Ridge, one of the most popular places in the park, is closed on winter weekdays. Mount Rainier National Park hosted about one-third the visitors as Olympic, while the state’s loneliest park, North Cascades, welcomed only 19,028 visitors. One of the state’s several national recreation areas — Lake Roosevelt [behind Grand Coulee Dam] — proved more popular than Mount Rainier, with 1,523,474 visitors. Olympic’s 2,966,502 visitors compares favorably to two national parks you might imagine are vastly more popular: Yellowstone hosted 3,394,326 folks, while Yosemite welcomed 3,951,393.
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The most popular national park was Great Smoky Mountains, with more than 9 million visitors, and I imagine the majority of those folks headed there to see the colors of spring and fall. The most visits to any area managed by the National Park Service were recorded at the Blue Ridge Parkway, where 15.3 million people ogled the spring and fall colors. To read the complete case for keeping the outdoors great, visit http://tinyurl.com/NPSImpacts. You can download a PDF of the study.
________ Seabury Blair Jr., an occasional contributor to Commentary, is a veteran journalist and author of several books on hiking and skiing in the Olympics and elsewhere in Washington state and Oregon. Email him at skiberry@ hughes.net.
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Closure slated for West End bridge BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Clallam County is expected to close Quillayute Road at the Sol Duc River bridge for up to two weeks between April 15 and May 13 to allow crews to replace an overhead beam that was damaged by a load that exceeded the 14-foot maximum height. County Engineer Ross Tyler recommended a closure of up to 15 days in the commissionersâ€™ work session Tuesday. The three commissioners will consider approving the closure when they gather next week. Since the new bridge sec-
tions will be premade in Port Angeles, Tyler said it is unlikely the work will take 15 days. He said the repairs should be completed â€œhopefully within a week.â€? An alternate route will be available using LaPush, Mora and Quillayute roads.
Notice on website Signs will be placed on the affected roads, and the notice will be posted on the countyâ€™s website at www. clallam.net. Tyler said the damage likely was caused by a piece of equipment. â€œThis isnâ€™t the first time that we have repaired dam-
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The county plans to repair this overhead beam on the Sol Duc River Bridge on Quillayute Road. age to the portals due to strikes by over height loads,â€? Tyler wrote in a follow-up email. â€œBack in the 1980s when the timber market was
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booming the portals would be damaged by over height loads on log trucks every year or so. We were unable to determine what caused this most recent damage but by
Edwards, Denise Huff and Elizabeth Strait were reappointed to the Fair Advisory Board. â€œWe have a full board now and a great group of people,â€? said Joel Winborn, county parks, fair and facilities manager. â€œWeâ€™re very thankful to have them.â€? Recently retired county Human Resources Director Marge Upham was appointed to the Park and Recreation Board, and Stephen Deutermann was reappointed to the Civil Service Commission.
the paint smear left behind, it was probably a piece of equipment.â€? Also Tuesday, Commissioners Mike Chapman, Jim McEntire and Mike Doherty approved resolutions appointing and reappointing members to various county boards. Mike McAleer, Terry McCartney and Gene Unger were reappointed â€” and Joe Holtrop was appointed â€” to the Clallam County Permit Advisory Board. Brian Adler, Patti Adler, Patricia English, Brian Harmon and Jim Maneval were appointed to the Clallam Bay-Sekiu Sewer Community Advisory Board. Ken Billings, Don
________ Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsula dailynews.com.
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