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Bomb threat probed that shut down ferry Marta Coursey. State Patrol bomb squads equipped with dogs inspected PORT TOWNSEND — both the Port Townsend and Investigators were attempting Coupeville terminals but found Wednesday to determine the no explosives. source of a bomb threat that halted Port Townsend-Coupe- Back by 8:30 p.m. ville ferry service for 3½ hours Ferry service was back to Tuesday night. The MV Salish and MV Ken- normal with the 8:30 p.m. Port newick ferries were held at the Townsend run to Coupeville and Port Townsend docks and the 9:15 p.m. Coupeville sailing searched by Washington State to Port Townsend. Ferries crew, which found no Now, the Homeland Security explosives, said spokeswoman Division of the State Patrol is BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
conducting a probe into who sent the threat and is using information from the Port Townsend Police Department, Trooper Russ Winger, State Patrol spokesman said Wednesday. The ferry system’s emergency management coordinator, Helmut Steele, said Wednesday that ferry officials were alerted by an anonymous caller who called the main Washington State Ferries phone number at about 4:35 p.m. TURN
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State Patrol Trooper C.J. Daigle, K-9 Officer R.K. Louthan, Port Townsend Police Sgt. Mike Evans and Port Townsend Officer Dave Winegar, from left, are seen with bomb-sniffing dog Cody on Tuesday night at the Port Townsend ferry terminal.
Wastewater pipe springs leak at mill
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Contaminants never left property, PT Paper says BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — A leak in an underground line at the Port Townsend Paper Corp. earlier this week led to a system shutdown and will require a repair, but there is no impact on the public aside from the smell, mill employees said Wednesday. “The leak is w e l l within the mill boundaries, and we don’t believe any contamination has Scott left the property,” said Kevin Scott, environmental officer for the company. “While there is a small chance of some odor, the contamination is confined to the site of the leak,” he said. Monday’s leak was in an underground foul condensate pipe that is used to
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Landscaper Greg Mitchell puts in plants by the Wave Gallery in downtown Port Townsend in anticipation of completing the latest stage of the Pope Marine Park project in time for the second-to-last Concert on the Dock, which begins today at 5 p.m.
transport wastewater from the mill to a holding pond where toxins are removed before the water is routed into Port Townsend Bay. Scott said the leak was detected at about 1:45 p.m. and stopped at about 4:15 p.m., letting about 120 gallons of untreated wastewater to spill into the earth. Once the leak was shut down, the wet earth was excavated, Scott said. It will be examined later to see whether it is hazardous and requires special disposal.
Diverted to pond The diverted stream from the leak is going to the treatment pond until the pipe is repaired. Scott said the company expects to have the system back in full operation this week. He said the mill immediately notified the state Department of Ecology. The agency had an already-scheduled visit Tuesday. TURN
More states issue licenses to those here illegally THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
OLYMPIA — A year ago, Washington was one of just three states granting driver’s licenses to any person living in the U.S. illegally — holding firm against a nationwide trend. But across the country this year, a curious thing is occurring: A growing number of states are reversing course. Seven have joined Washington and the others. In recent months, all but two states have tweaked their policies
“This is a far cry from when Washington was facing several bills to take access away.” CHARLIE MCATEER Seattle immigrant advocate to give driver’s licenses to tens of thousands of young people who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children and granted reprieve from deportation and permission to work.
In addition, measures to allow driver’s licenses or driving-privilege cards to millions of undocumented immigrants were introduced in about 18 states this year. While most are pending, seven bills have been enacted into law, to become effective over the next two years or so. Among the seven states is neighboring Oregon, where Gov. John Kitzhaber on May Day signed legislation to allow state residents in the country unlawfully to be allowed to legally drive,
reversing an action his predecessor took six years earlier. Oregon next year will begin issuing the four-year driver’s cards, which also can be used as ID in some cases, though not to access federal buildings or board commercial flights. The other eight states with laws that allow immigrants in the country illegally to apply for driver’s licenses are: Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Illinois, Vermont, Connecticut and Maryland.
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Shift in conversation Immigrant advocates say there has been a shift in the national conversation around immigration and acknowledgment by some that licensed and insured drivers are safer on the roads. TURN
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Newsmakers Celebrity scoop ■ By The Associated Press
Zeta-Jones, hubby ‘taking time apart’ A SPOKESWOMAN FOR Catherine ZetaJones said the actress and her husband, Michael Douglas, “are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage.” Publicist Cece Yorke said in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday that there would be no further comment. A phone call to a representative for Douglas wasn’t immediately returned. People magazine, citing unnamed sources, first reported that Zeta-Jones and Douglas had decided to spend time apart. Zeta-Jones, 43, and Douglas, 68, were married in 2000. They have two children. He battled throat cancer in 2010 and made headlines this summer when he spoke out about one potential cause, oral sex.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas at a benefit in Culver City, Calif., in 2007.
Star’s child arrested The 20-year-old daughter of country star Alan Jackson has been charged with assault, underage drinking and resisting arrest. She is accused of striking a police officer and then invoking her father’s name during a traffic stop in Nashville, Tenn. Alexandra Jane Jackson was a passenger in a car pulled over by Metro Nashville police Wednesday. According to a police affidavit, Jackson was irate and
refused to stay in the car. Police said Jackson raised her hand to an officer, then struck the officer in the chest. The affidavit said Jackson resisted when officers went to handcuff her and later told police she had been drinking. As she was being booked into the jail, she told the officer her father “would do anything I wanted him to do.” WSMV-TV reported that she was released early Wednesday.
TUESDAY’S QUESTION: Do you think traffic cameras encourage better driving? Yes
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JEAN BERKEY, 74, a former Washington state senator, has died. Donald Berkey said Tuesday that his wife passed away Aug. 21 at their home near Deception Pass folMrs. Berkey lowing a brief illness. Mrs. Berkey served a decade in the Legislature before losing in a 2010 primary election. Democratic Sen. Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens said in a statement that Mrs. Berkey was an advocate for seniors, open government, affordable health care and education. He said she was a moderate who helped provide an effective voice of reason in what can be an overly partisan environment.
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he saw,” said his wife, Linda. Dr. Marcel’s father was an Air Force intelligence officer and reportedly the first military officer to investigate the wreckage in early July 1947. Dr. Marcel said he was 10 when his father brought home some of the debris, woke him up in the middle of the night and said the boy needed to look at it because it was something he would never see again. His father maintained the debris “was not of this Earth,” Linda Marcel said. “They looked through the pieces, tried to make sense of it.” The item that Dr. Marcel said fascinated him the most was a small beam with some sort of purple-hued hieroglyphics on it, she said. After an initial report that a flying saucer had been recovered on a ranch near Roswell, the military issued a statement saying _________ the debris was from a JESSE MARCEL JR., weather balloon. 76, who said he handled Interest in the case was debris from the 1947 crash revived, however, when of an unidentified flying physicist and UFO object near Roswell, N.M., researcher Stanton Friedhas died. man spoke with Jesse MarDenice Marcel said her cel Sr. in the late 1970s. father was found dead at his Friedman wrote the forhome in Helena, Mont., on ward to Dr. Marcel’s 2007 Saturday, less than two book The Roswell Legacy and months after making his last described him as a couratrip to Roswell. He had been geous man who “set a stanreading a book about UFOs. Over the past 35 years, Dr. Marcel appeared on TV Laugh Lines shows, documentaries and radio shows; was interCONGRATULAviewed for magazine articles TIONS, CONGRESS! 77 and books; and traveled the percent disapproval rating! You may be about to world lecturing about his become the English lanexperiences in Roswell. guage’s most offensive “He was credible. He C-word. wasn’t lying. He never John Oliver embellished, only told what
dard for honesty and decency and telling the truth.”
_________ IRWIN RUSSELL, 87, a prominent entertainment lawyer whose clients included such industry heavyweights as Michael Eisner, Jim Henson and David Wolper, has died, a family representative said. Mr. Russell, who died Friday in Los Angeles of leukemia, was a key player in the 1984 takeover and subsequent expansion of The Walt Disney Co. In a statement, Eisner, former CEO and chairman of Disney, called Mr. Russell “a brilliant lawyer, an insightful executive,” and praised him for being able to put together a one-page deal — “something unheard of in American business.” Mr. Russell assembled deals for such TV mainstays as “Baywatch,” “Candid Camera,” “Hee Haw” and the Muppets. Other clients included Dr. Seuss, Robert Preston, Carol Burnett and Christina Crawford, whom Mr. Russell represented in proceedings against her mother, Joan Crawford.
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the rental of three classrooms at nearby Holy TrinClallam County’s 24th ity Lutheran Church. annual fair wrapped up A staff of 51 teachers, yesterday to cap a successcounselors and administraful four-day run, fair offitors, of which nine are new, cials said. will be on hand opening day. Grandstand attractions Meanwhile, Stevens every afternoon and night of the Aug. 25-28 fair included Junior High School will open for its third year with horse racing, vaudeville acts, a trapeze performance approximately 300 pupils and a staff of 17 teachers and the Miss Clallam and administrators. County Fair pageant. The largest number of 1988 (25 years ago) racehorses ever assembled for a Clallam fair — 28 — Clallam County is takwas brought to the fairing the first step toward grounds from the Puget getting its garbage in order. Sound and Victoria areas. County commissioners Harness races involving hired a Bellevue engineercalves from the Dungeness ing firm to design a plan to Valley also were run. close and monitor the Lake Seen Around Shell Oil Co. sponsored Creek landfill near Forks. Peninsula snapshots the fireworks show SaturThe dump is scheduled day night. to close by Nov. 27, 1989, A WEDDING PARTY under state orders. posing for photos in front of 1963 (50 years ago) The commissioners have the Jefferson County appointed a Solid Waste Museum of Art and History Port Angeles High Advisory Committee to in Port Townsend on a School is expected to reach sunny afternoon . . . an enrollment of 1,086 — a devise a countywide garbage plan because closing gain of 50 students over WANTED! “Seen Around” the Lake Creek landfill will last year — when classes items. Send them to PDN News leave only two places in start Sept. 3. Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles Clallam County for garThe enrollment figure WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or bage: Neah Bay and Port exceeds the capacity of the email news@peninsuladailynews. com. school building and requires Angeles.
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS THURSDAY, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2013. There are 124 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Aug. 29, 1943, responding to a clampdown by Nazi occupiers during World War II, Denmark managed to scuttle most of its naval ships. On this date: ■ In 1533, the last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa, was executed on orders of Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. ■ In 1862, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing began operations at the United States Treasury. ■ In 1877, the second presi-
dent of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young, died in Salt Lake City at age 76. ■ In 1944, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its liberation from the Nazis. ■ In 1952, 4’33” (“Four Minutes, Thirty-three Seconds”), a composition by avant-garde composer John Cage, had its premiere in Woodstock, N.Y., as pianist David Tudor sat at a piano and, for a total of four minutes and 33 seconds, played . . . nothing. ■ In 1953, an early version of the animated cartoon character Speedy Gonzales made his debut
in the Warner Bros. cartoon “CatTails for Two.” ■ In 1957, the Senate gave final congressional approval to a Civil Rights Act after South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, then a Democrat, ended a filibuster that had lasted 24 hours. ■ In 1972, swimmer Mark Spitz of the United States won the third of his seven gold medals at the Munich Olympics, finishing first in the 200-meter freestyle. ■ In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, La., bringing floods that devastated New Orleans. More than 1,800 people in the region died. ■ Ten years ago: A bombing at the Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf,
Iraq, killed at least 85 people, including Shiite leader Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim. South Dakota congressman Bill Janklow was charged with felony manslaughter in a car accident that claimed the life of motorcyclist Randolph E. Scott. Janklow later was convicted and served 100 days in jail. ■ Five years ago: Republican presidential nominee John McCain picked Sarah Palin, a maverick conservative who had been governor of Alaska for fewer than two years, to be his running mate. ■ One year ago: The NFL announced it would open the regular season with replacement officials.
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A3 Briefly: Nation GOP governors bucking party on health law DES MOINES, Iowa — Despite unrelenting pressure by congressional Republicans to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, GOP governors in swing-voting states are grudgingly bowing to the reality that “Obamacare” is the law of the land and almost certainly here to stay. The governors’ reluctant acceptance is based on what they call financial prudence and what appears to be political necessity. “My approach is to not spend a lot of time complaining,” Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said recently. “We’re going to do our level best to make it work.” It’s a view embraced by fellow Republicans John Kasich of Ohio, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Rick Snyder of Michigan and Rick Scott of Florida. It’s also in stark contrast to the approach taken by Republicans in Washington, where the GOP-led House repeatedly has voted to repeal the law.
lying about the couple’s assets during a bail hearing following her husband’s arrest for the fatal 2012 shooting of 17-year-old S. Zimmerman Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted last month of seconddegree murder. Shellie Zimmerman was charged with a felony and, if convicted, had faced up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. As part of the deal, she wrote a letter of apology to Judge Kenneth Lester, who presided over last year’s bail hearing.
Ricin case competency
TEXARKANA, Texas — A Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is competent to stand trial, a federal judge said Wednesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven said at a brief hearing that Shannon Guess Richardson is mentally competent. Richardson pleaded not Wife’s perjury plea guilty to two counts of mailing a threatening communication and SANFORD, Fla. — George one count of making a threat Zimmerman’s wife pleaded against the president of the guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying United States. Richardson, an actress from New Boston, Texas, during a bail hearing after her was arrested June 7. husband’s arrest. A federal affidavit alleges She was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of com- Richardson called authorities to implicate her husband before munity service. she was arrested in June. Shellie Zimmerman, 26, was charged with felony perjury after The Associated Press
Briefly: World by shooting in Oklahoma was buried in his hometown of Melbourne on Wednesday after a funeral DAMASCUS, Syria — U.N. attended by chemical weapons experts on more than 500 Wednesday took biological sam- mourners. ples from several victims of last His tearful Lane week’s purported poison gas American girlattack east of Damascus, activfriend draped the Oklahoma ists said, as Western powers laid state flag over his coffin. the groundwork for a possible Christopher Lane died punitive military strike and the Aug. 16 in the town of Duncan, U.N. chief pleaded for more time Okla., while jogging near the for diplomacy. home of his girlfriend, Sarah Fear of a dramatic escalation Harper. in the 2½-year conflict prompted Duncan police said three some 6,000 Syrians to flee into teenagers targeted him at ranLebanon over a 24-hour period. dom to break up the monotony A jittery Israel ordered a spe- of an Oklahoma summer. cial call-up of reserve troops Wednesday as residents lined Iraq violence kills 70 up at gas-mask distribution cenBAGHDAD — Car bomb ters, preparing for possible hosblasts and other explosions tore tilities with Syria. through Shiite districts around A week after the purported chemical attack on areas outside Baghdad during morning rush Damascus, momentum has been hour Wednesday in a day of viobuilding for a possible strike by lence that killed at least 70, intensifying worries about Iraq’s the U.S. and its allies against ability to tame the spiraling the regime of Syrian President mayhem gripping the country. Bashar Assad. A relentless wave of killing U.N. Secretary General Ban has left thousands dead since Ki-moon, however, said that no April in the country’s worst action should be taken until the spate of bloodshed since 2008. U.N. chemical weapons inspecThe surge in violence raises tors finish their investigation. fears that Iraq is hurtling back toward the widespread sectarSlain athlete buried ian killing that peaked in 2006 CANBERRA, Australia — and 2007, when the country was The 22-year-old Australian teetering on civil war. baseball player slain in a driveThe Associated Press
U.N. experts visiting suburbs of Damascus
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Trailed by former President Jimmy Carter, left, and Bill Clinton (obscured), President Barack and Michelle Obama arrive at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday. It was the same spot where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., right, spoke Aug. 28, 1963.
Washington march recalls King’s dream THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Taking stock of progress made and still to come, Americans of all backgrounds and colors massed on the National Mall on Wednesday to hear President Barack Obama and civil rights pioneers commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech on the same spot where he gave voice to the struggle for racial equality 50 years earlier. It was a moment rich with history and symbolism: the first black president standing where King first sketched his dream. Marchers walked the streets of Washington behind a replica of the transit bus that Rosa Parks once rode when she refused to give up her seat to a white man. Midafternoon, the same bell was to ring that once hung in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., before the church was bombed in 1963. Two former presidents, Bill
Clinton and Jimmy Carter, spoke movingly of King’s legacy — and of problems still to overcome — as Obama listened. “This march, and that speech, changed America,” Clinton declared, remembering the impact on the world and himself as a young man. “They opened minds, they melted hearts, and they moved millions.”
‘Helped free all people’ Carter said King’s efforts had helped not just black Americans but “helped to free all people.” In an allusion to King’s own message, Obama said, “The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice, but it doesn’t bend on its own.” His speech was the culmination of daylong celebration of King’s legacy that began with marchers walking the streets of Washington behind a replica of the transit bus that Rosa Parks once rode when she refused to
give up her seat to a white man. White and black, they came this time to recall history — and live it. Georgia Rep. John Lewis, a former freedom rider and the sole survivor of the main organizers of the 1963 march, recounted the civil rights struggles of his youth and exhorted American to “keep the faith and keep our eyes on the prize.” “My parents did their fair share, and I feel like we have to keep the fight alive,” said Frantz Walker, a honey salesman from Baltimore who is black. Kevin Keefe, a Navy lawyer who is white, said he still tears up when he hears King’s speech. “What happened 50 years ago was huge,” he said, adding that there’s still progress to be made on economic inequality. King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, just 5 when his father spoke at the Mall, spoke of a dream “not yet realized” in full.
Rare military death sentence handed to Army psychologist Hasan attacked soldiers in 2009 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
FORT HOOD, Texas — A military court Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, giving the Army psychiatrist a path to the martyrdom he appeared to crave in the attack on unarmed fellow soldiers. The American-born Muslim, who has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, never denied being the gunman. He acknowledged to the jury that he pulled the trigger in a crowded waiting room where troops were getting medical checkups before deploying to Iraq and
Afghanistan. jurors that Hasan would “never The same be a martyr” despite his attempt jurors who conto tie the attack to religion. victed Hasan “He is a criminal. He is a coldlast week had blooded murderer,” Col. Mike just two options: Mulligan said Wednesday in a either agree plea for a rare military death senunanimously tence. “This is not his gift to God. that Hasan This is his debt to society. should die or Hasan “This is the cost of his murderwatch the ous rampage.” 42-year-old get an automatic senFor nearly four years, the govtence of life in prison with no ernment has sought to execute chance of parole. Hasan, believing that any sentence short of lethal injection Lengthy appeals process would deny justice to families of Hasan could become the first the dead and survivors who had American soldier executed in believed they were safe behind the gates of the Texas base. more than a half-century. And for just as long, Hasan has But because the military justice system requires a lengthy seemed content to go to the death appeals process, years or even chamber for his beliefs. He fired decades could pass before he is his own attorneys to represent himself and barely put up a put to death. The lead prosecutor assured defense during a three-week trial.
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West: Calif. using drones to spot wildfire hot spots
Nation: Court sides with hospital on Amish girl care
Nation: Conn. house hit by private plane demolished
World: 26 hikers trapped for hours in Austrian cave
AS FIREFIGHTERS MAKE progress containing a raging wildfire in and near Yosemite National Park, officials have turned to unmanned aircraft to monitor for unexpected developments. The California National Guard launched a drone Wednesday in an effort to get an early bead on spot blazes. Incident commander Mike Wilkins said Wednesday that the unmanned MQ-1 aircraft already is giving groundbased crews a bird’s-eye view of new developments. “Already this morning, it’s allowed us to see a spot fire we wouldn’t have seen,” he said.
AN APPEALS COURT has sided with a hospital that wants to force a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments. The court said a county judge must reconsider his decision blocking Akron Children’s Hospital from giving a lawyer who’s also a registered nurse limited guardianship over Sarah Hershberger. The hospital believes Sarah’s leukemia is very treatable but said she will die without chemotherapy. The judge in Medina County in northeast Ohio had ruled in July that Sarah’s parents had the right to make medical decisions for her.
WORKERS HAVE TORN down the Connecticut home of two children who died when a plane carrying a former Microsoft executive and his teenage son crashed into the residence. The East Haven home was demolished Wednesday morning. A 10-seat plane approaching Tweed New Haven Airport on Aug. 9 hit the home, killing 13-year-old Sade Brantley and her 1-year-old sister, Madisyn Mitchell. Their mother survived. The crash also killed the plane’s pilot, Bill Henningsgaard, and his 17-year-old son, Maxwell, of Medina, Wash. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
TWENTY-SIX HIKERS IN western Austria were rescued after being trapped in a cave by a flash flood. Officials said the group was cut off from the outside world early Wednesday when heavy rain caused rising floodwaters at the entrance to the cave near St. Martin, about 200 miles west of Vienna. A rescue official, Gernot Saltzmann, said emergency crews were in constant voice contact with the group during its ordeal. All of the hikers were reported safe and uninjured after the floodwaters receded, and they were able to leave the cave Wednesday afternoon.
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Courtroom closed to eye retrial fees Jury selection in Stenson case begins next month BY PAUL GOTTLIEB
last up to five weeks, with proceedings slated Monday through Thursday each week. Stenson, 60, has pleaded not guilty in connection with the March 1993 shooting deaths of Stenson’s wife, Denise, and business partner, Frank Hoerner, at Stenson’s Sequim-area exoticbird farm. The state Supreme Court overturned Stenson’s 1994 conviction in May 2012.
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PORT ANGELES — Preparations continued Wednesday for Darold R. Stenson’s double-murder retrial as Clallam County Superior Court Judge S. Brooke Taylor closed the courtroom to the public and the press to discuss fees of Stenson’s legal team. The rare courtroom closure followed a two-hour hearing during which Taylor and lawyers for the county and Stenson finalized logistics and jury instructions for Stenson’s transfer — on an undisclosed date — to Kitsap County for his retrial on aggravated murder charges. Jury selection at the Kitsap County Courthouse, 614 Division St., Port Orchard, will begin Sept. 16 and is expected to last up to three days. The trial is scheduled for Sept. 23 and is expected to
Motion filed County Prosecutor Deb Kelly filed a motion that will be heard by Taylor at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 to request that statements made about Hoerner’s wife, Denise, not be allowed into evidence. Kelly said Stenson’s defense team has filed court documents saying the attorneys consider Hoerner’s wife an alternate suspect. Stenson’s lawyers have said in court papers she
should have received more scrutiny from investigators. Taylor decided to hold a Stenson closed-court hearing to discuss Stenson’s lawyers’ expert-witness fees. “This is information that is shared with the court that is not appropriately or properly known to the prosecution or the public,” Taylor said, adding that the communication is necessary and “always done confidentially.” It usually is not brought up in open court but is dealt with in written correspondence between attorneys and the judge. Port Orchard lawyer Roger Hunko, the team’s spokesman, would not elaborate on the amount that was at issue or the need for the hearing. After the expense is submitted, the “financial side” of the case is a matter of public record and available “through public channels,” Taylor said.
“There is no hiding involved in terms of what anyone is being paid for anything, whether it’s attorneys or experts,” he said. Taylor asked if any representatives of the press who were present objected to closing the courtroom, and a Peninsula Daily News reporter said he objected. Taylor, first elected in 2007, said he could not recall barring the public from watching proceedings. “In this particular case, considering the magnitude of the issues involved, the number of experts involved and the number of attorneys involved and the proximity to the trial date, it is essential to have this conversation with defense counsel,” Taylor said. The written record of Taylor’s exchange with Stenson’s lawyers will be sealed “like all other financial documents that are exchanged between defense counsel and the court are sealed,” Taylor said. In addition, county personnel who are present at the hearing will be sworn to secrecy, Taylor said.
The county has put $1 million in reserve to cover the cost of all murder trials this year, earmarking $50,000 of that to Superior Court’s indigent defense budget, county Administrator Jim Jones said. “They asked for $50,000 more and indicated more is coming,” Jones said. Taylor and a court reporter will be traveling to Port Orchard for the trial and staying there three nights a week, Superior Court Administrator Lindy Clevenger said.
job that does not reimburse workers for jury duty, being a teacher who would miss the first month of school and what Taylor called “the classic” hardship — if a person has purchased prepaid, nonrefundable tickets for a trip or event. Taylor estimated valid hardship cases will comprise a third to half of all those called to potentially serve as jurors, eliminating them from the pool. Alison Sonntag, Kitsap County chief deputy clerk, said that due to the Stenson trial, at least 100 more potential jurors than usual were notified of jury duty for the Sept. 9-13 workweek. Kitsap County Superior Court Administrator Frank Maiocco said the county has two to three high-profile murder trials a year. “We’re going to handle this trial like any other trial, with the expectation that there will be more interest,” Maiocco said.
Taylor, Kelly and Stenson’s lawyers also agreed on a six-page questionnaire for potential jurors that Hunko said he has used for past trials. Taylor said he will prepare a “hardship questionnaire” for potential jurors who assert they cannot devote six weeks to a trial. “We need to screen those ________ right up front,” Taylor said. Valid hardship reasons Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb include being self-employed, can be reached at 360-452-2345, having a critical medical ext. 5060, or at pgottlieb@peninsula appointment, working in a dailynews.com.
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PORT ANGELES — U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer has announced a Facebook cover photo contest for residents of the 6th Congressional District. All residents are encouraged to enter an original, high-quality photograph of the region for an oppor- Kilmer tunity for it to appear as the cover photo on the congressman’s Facebook page. The deadline to submit photos is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. “Our region features some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, and I’m excited to give all of my constituents an opportunity to help me share it,” said Kilmer, a Democrat from Gig Harbor.
Kilmer represents the 6th Congressional District, which includes the North Olympic Peninsula. For consideration, residents may submit a photo along with their name, photo location and a brief description to kilmer.photo email@example.com. All entrants must own the copyrights for their submission. Kilmer will announce and post the photos of five finalists Monday, Sept. 9. Fans of Kilmer’s Facebook page then will be able to select the winner of the contest by “liking” their favorite of the five finalists. Voting will end at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Photos must be original, high-quality and taken in Washington’s 6th District.
PORT ANGELES — First Step Family Support Center has received a donation from the Whatton Family Fund in support of its summer fundraising campaign. Doug Whatton and the Whatton Family Fund have committed to match community donations made to First Step up to $5,000. First Step is seeking donations to expand its Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups, with the goal of increasing the number of children and families the program serves. “This is a tremendous show of support from the Whatton Family Fund and one that will make a huge difference in our ability to serve more children and families through our Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups,” said First Step Executive Director Nita Lynn. Lynn added that a little
more than half of the $5,000 goal already has been received from community members. She is hopeful the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups will be fully funded by fall. During Play & Learn Groups, parents and children participate in a variety of activities together that are organized and led by an experienced staff member with an early childhood education background. The groups demonstrate to parents that they are their child’s first teacher, even during playtime. These planned regular meetings also provide families with the opportunity to meet other local parents. “All too often, we find many parents, regardless of income, who are stressed and feel isolated,” Lynn said. “Play & Learn Groups provide an outlet and learning opportunity for parents and children alike.
It took that opportunity to inspect the leak, Scott said. “They told us at the time they were not concerned,” Scott said. Ecology spokeswoman Kathy Davis said the agency’s industrial section staff engineers were present at the site Wednesday and that the agency’s spills program also responded. The mill recently has encouraged residents to call in with odor complaints, reconfiguring its Community Impact Line, 360-379-4224, for that purpose. Comments also are taken via email at community_relations@ ptpc.com. Complaints about any mill odor also can be sent directly to Ecology by phoning 360-407-7393 or emailing angela.fritz@ ecy.wa.gov.
Benefits of the program can last a lifetime for those who participate in the series.” Last year, First Step served more than 107 adults and 147 child visits to the program, and if funds are secured, more families can participate, a staff member can be assigned to manage the program, and Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups can be marketed more effectively, Lynn said. With a special focus on reading and literacy, children who participate in the newly expanded groups will receive free books. Donations can be made to First Step Family Support Center, P.O. Box 249, Port Angeles, WA 98362; or on the secure online donation page at www.firststep family.org. For more information about First Step, phone 360-457-8355. First Step is a United Way member agency.
_________ Jefferson County Editor Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or cbermant@ peninsuladailynews.com.
Drivers: License CONTINUED FROM A1 Additionally, many states also have recognized that it’s possible to allow undocumented immigrants to legally drive, while still conforming to stricter federal requirements for government-issued licenses and IDs. “This is a far cry from when Washington was facing several bills to take access away from these working men and women,” said Charlie McAteer of OneAmerica, the Seattlebased immigrant-advocacy group. In fact, a bill to deny driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants was introduced this year in the Legislature but didn’t receive a hearing. “Now in 2013, we are excited that several states are signifying momentum in the other direction,” McAteer said. Without having to pass a driving test or buy auto insurance, immigrants in states where they are unable to get licenses drive anyway. A recent study in California by the state Department of Motor Vehicles showed that unlicensed drivers are nearly three times as likely to cause a crash. Craig Keller heads a group called Respect Washington, which for years has tried but failed to collect enough signatures for an initiative to deny certain benefits, including driver’s licenses, to those in the country illegally. He’s collecting signatures for another initiative as well as for a referendum to help repeal the Oregon law. “There is no doubt America and many states are now under attack by those who wish to amnesty and legitimize millions of illegal alien lawbreakers,” Keller said. “Loosening of driver’s license standards is just one prong in this attack.”
The aim of the politically divisive measure is to reduce fraud and deter acts of terrorism. REAL ID requires states to, among other things, create tamper-proof driver’s licenses and require proof of “legal presence” from license applicants. Many states have called it an unfunded mandate, and eight years after its passage, more than 30, including Washington, are still not in compliance. The deadline has been repeatedly extended, but it is possible that at some point, everyone living in states that are not REAL ID-compliant would be unable to use their licenses to enter federal buildings and board commercial airplanes. While Washington state has met many of the federal benchmarks, it’s unlikely the state ever could achieve full compliance unless the state Legislature makes changes to the law by which the state issues driver’s licenses. That’s because Washington issues the same primary driver’s license to those in the country illegally as it does to everyone else. All the states that are now reversing course to allow undocumented immigrants to legally drive have at least a two-tier system through which they issue licenses — with one type of license for U.S. citizens and others able to show lawful presence here, and a second for those who cannot. Typically, that second tier of “driving card” is issued to undocumented immigrants and marked that it may not be used for ID purposes.
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Although he loses his hat, Tom Massey started out looking good on his first steer wrestling attempt but ended with a “no time” during rodeo action at the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days on Tuesday.
Threat: Four sailings canceled CONTINUED FROM A1 Department had received a text message, something The caller reportedly that was not confirmed by said he had overheard at spokesman Luke Bogues, the Port Townsend ferry who said the department terminal a person talk had not received any threatabout blowing up the ferry. based text messages. Bogues said the departThe caller was asked whether he had contacted ment “had received several police, and he said he pieces of information” about planned to do so, Steele the bomb scare but did not divulge its nature or consaid. tents. Bogues would not say Text message? whether the information While initial reports received was directly from from the State Patrol said the perpetrator or if it repthe threat was sent through resented overheard convera text message, no informa- sation. tion was available about the Winger said Wednesday origin, destination or con- he had not heard of any tents of such a message from the State Patrol, Port Townsend Police Department or the state ferries system Wednesday. Steele said he had heard the Port Townsend Police
labeled as a text message in the confusion, Winger said. During Tuesday’s shutdown, four sailings were canceled — the 5:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. sailings from Port Townsend for Coupeville and the 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Coupeville departures for Port Townsend. The Coast Guard, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and East Jefferson FireRescue also assisted in the search for explosives.
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For years, Washington, New Mexico and Utah stood alone as the only states where undocumented immigrants could obtain a license to drive, with Utah offering a driving-privilege card that could not be used for identification. This patchwork was, in part, the result of other states moving to comply with REAL ID, a 2005 law that established a set of strict federal standards to make state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards more secure as recommended by the 9/11 Commission.
instances of bomb scares or threats being sent by text message, adding that such communication can be easily traced. “If a text was sent, they can follow up on the call and find the phone where the message came from,” Winger said. News that the threat came from a text message initially was broadcast on police radio, Winger said, and was passed on without confirmation. One of the first reports of the terminal closure was a tweet from one of the news stations about the threat, and that could have been
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From funk to rock ’n’ roll, Man charged tap toes or shake a leg with assault DON’T PUT IT off any longer. Time is running out for the many outdoor summer concert series across the Peninsula. Those who have attended many of them know what a joy it is to sit outside and listen to the best music the Peninsula has to offer. On another note, whether going to a music venue, camping, barbecuing or whatever, please drink responsibly this Labor Day weekend and have a designated driver or cab ride home. We want to see you still kicking up your heels next week.
Port Angeles ■ Today at the Junction Roadhouse, 242701 U.S. Highway 101, Chesnut Junction with multiinstrumentalist Ches Ferguson is joined by regulars bassist Paul Eyestone and percussionist Zubrie Kamau from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Friday, The Soulshakers, with Mike Pace (guitar, vocals), Jim Rosand (keyboard), Duane Wolfe (bass), Terry Smith (drums) and Cindi Lowder (vocals), will have you moving to the groove from 8 p.m. to midnight. On Wednesday, Joy in Mudville (Jason Mogi, Paul Stehr-Green and Colin Leahy) perform a unique mix of original and cover tunes from 7:30 p.m. ■ On Friday at Barhop Brewing, 124 W. Railroad Ave., local rockers Eggplant invite you to rock out from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ■ Today at Castaways Restaurant and Night Club, 1213 Marine Drive, Jerry Robison and company will have you moving to a country groove from 5 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ■ On Friday at the Fairmount Restaurant, 1127 W. U.S. Highway 101, the Olde Tyme Country Band, with special guest Mark Williams, plays classic country from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Sunday, join the country jam from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ■ Next Door Gastropub, 113 W. First St., will serve up a helping of rockabilly and blues from the Soul Ducks beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday. No cover. ■ Rachael (from Rachael and Barry) will perform at the Port Angeles Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, the last in the hotel’s Hot August
LIVE MUSIC Saturday Nights Nelson series. ■ On Tuesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., the Port Angeles Senior Swingers present Wally’s Boys playing ballroom dance favorites from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover; firsttimers free.
■ On Wednesday at the Resort at Port Ludlow’s Fireside Restaurant, 1 Heron Road, Trevor Hanson performs classical guitar from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ On Wednesday, promoter Mark Cole of The Upstage presents international recording artists the Bex Marshall Band at the Highway 20 Road House, 2152 Sims Way, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is a $7 donation at the door. Reservations can be made at 360385-2216. ■ On Friday at Sirens Pub, 823 Water St., folk Sequim and Blyn musician Robert Sarazin Blake plays elements of ■ On Wednesday at The Oasis Bar and Grill, Celtic, punk rock, country 301 E. Washington St., the and blues at 9 p.m. $5 cover. Blue Hole Quintet plays On Saturday, the Blue jazz standards and more from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Holiday Band plays ■ Today at Wind Rose rhythm and blues, soul, blues and a little jazz at Cellars, 143 W. Washing9 p.m. $5 cover. ton St., Cort Armstrong ■ On Friday at the and friends perform from Port Townsend Brewing 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Friday, Taylor Ack- Co., 330 10th St., fresh off a 10-week tour, Seattleley and Chuck Easton play jazz from 6:30 p.m. to based Ian McFaron Band plays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 8:30 p.m. On Sunday, Electric On Saturday, Trevor Blue Sun plays original raig Buhler Hanson, Craig c music with a contempoe Radeand George sou from rary jazz sound baugh play jazz from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wedn On Wednesday, esday, VicOn Wednesday, R plays 1950s and BBR low tor Reventlow c ’60s classic rock, All the moves his “All rhy rhythm and Buzz” blu blues, open mic M Motown and to Nourish Resc country taurant, from 1345 S. 5 p.m. to ., Sequim Ave., 8 p.m. m. to from 6:30 p.m. ■ On Friday at ith sign9:30 p.m., with P Uptown Pub, 1016 m. ups at 6 p.m. S Logg Lawrence St., Sue iday in ■ On Friday performs from 6 p.m. to Club Seven lounge at 8 p.m., followed by Matt 7 Cedars Casino, Blyn, Sircely performing from Crazy Texas Gypsies 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. bring their Southern rock, ■ On Friday at the blues and rock with a funk Pourhouse, 2231 Washupbeat from 9 p.m. to ington St., the Shed Boys 1 a.m. play in the beer garden On Saturday, the Nasty from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Habits invite you to On Saturday, Four on another night of highthe Floor plays in the energy, top 40 rocking beer garden from 5 p.m. to dance music from 9 p.m. to 8 p.m. 1 a.m. ■ Today, Steve GrandOn Sunday, Elvis is in inetti plays guitar at the the house in the form of Owl Sprit Cafe, 218 Polk Danny Vernon and his St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Illusion of Elvis” concert ■ Every Monday, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Trevor Hanson plays guiOn Friday, Rainforest tar at Alchemy, 842 WashLounge piano man Larry ington St., from 5 p.m. to Hill tickles the ivories 9 p.m. from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, solid silver Area concerts guitar slingin’ bluesman ■ Today’s final ConThom Davis plays sweet cert on the Dock at Civic music with special guest Mr. C on harp from 7 p.m. Plaza at Water and Madison streets, Port Townsend, to 10 p.m.
features a selection of emerging artists from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ■ Wednesday’s final Concert on the Pier event at City Pier in Port Angeles features Port Angeles super band SuperTrees playing rock ’n’ roll from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All venues are all-ages. Pack a picnic and bring chairs, blankets, sunglasses, whatever to ensure a comfortable time.
Public markets ■ On Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market at The Gateway center, Front and Lincoln Streets, the Young Fiddlers will perform with gusto and flair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
High notes ■ On Saturday at Olympic Cellars, 255410 U.S. Highway 101 east of Port Angeles, Polecat blends bluegrass, country, Celtic, rock and world music in a fundraiser for Port Scandalous Roller Derby at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $13 at 360-4520160 or $15 at the door. ■ On Saturday at Fort Flagler State Park’s Battery Bankhead, 10541 Flagler Road on Marrowstone Island, the Friends of Fort Flagler present the Eric Miller Band in concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The band combines American folk with subtleties of rock, country and blues. $8 adults; children younger than 13, free. On Saturday, bring your dirty car to Angeles Pawn, 619 E. First St., Port Angeles, and let the Port Angeles High School Band wash it for you from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Proceeds will support the band’s spring trip to Washington, D.C. For more information, phone Leslie at 360-4522536.
________ John Nelson is a self-styled music lover and compulsive night owl who believes in “KLMA — Keep Live Music Alive” on the North Olympic Peninsula. His column, Live Music, appears every Thursday. Are you performing in or promoting a live music gig? Contact John by phoning 360-565-1139 or emailing news@peninsuladaily news.com, with John Nelson in the subject line. And note: Nelson’s deadline is Monday at 5 p.m. preceding Thursday’s column. Also, check out “Nightlife,” a listing of entertainment at nightspots across the Peninsula, in Friday’s Peninsula Spotlight magazine.
Death and Memorial Notice ELSIE LUCILLE MORGAN April 3, 1929 August 9, 2013 Port Angeles resident Elsie Lucille Morgan passed away at Crestwood Convalescent Center in Port Angeles on August 9, 2013. She was born in Kooskia, Idaho, on April 3, 1929, to Frank and Mabel (Lyons) Baldwin. After graduating from high school, she married Roy M. Morgan in Port Angeles on June 6, 1950.
Her role as a homemaker gave her the opportunity to play a very active role in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She loved to camp, hike, fish, hunt and be with her family. She was a member of the Daughters of Rebekah and belonged to the Peninsula Long Rifles club. She is survived by her son, Steven P. (Vicki) Morgan of Joyce; brothers Jimmy (Helen) Baldwin of Kooskia, Leonard Baldwin of Orofino, Idaho, Danny (Penny) Baldwin
of Elk City, Idaho, and Jeff (Patricia) Baldwin of Kooskia; brother-in-law Joe Denham of Elk City; sisters Elva McFeron of Kamiah, Idaho, Violet Kinnick of Kooskia and Martha (Gary) McGoff of Meridian, Idaho; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray Morgan, sister Linda Denham and brothers Leo, Norman and David (Kathy) Baldwin. No services are planned.
off state 112 BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles man has been charged in Clallam County Superior Court with several domestic-violence-related charges after he allegedly beat a woman and forced her off state Highway 112 with his pickup truck early Sunday morning. Michael David Huntzinger, 34, was charged Wednesday with one count each of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon, harassmentthreats to kill and fourthdegree assault, all of which are domestic violencerelated. Huntzinger remained in the Clallam County jail Wednesday in lieu of a $20,000 bond and is set to be arraigned in Clallam County Superior Court on Sept. 6. Deputies with the Clallam County Sheriff ’s Office, with help from Port Angeles and Elwha tribal police, arrested Huntzinger early Sunday morning along South Oak Street in Port Angeles. Huntzinger was found in his Ford F-250 truck with the woman he is accused of assaulting. The woman has not been identified. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Huntzinger assaulted the woman, whom he knew previously, several times Saturday night and followed her down state Highway 112 when she tried to escape him. Deputy Laticia Wells
Deputy’s account Wells found the woman’s cellphone number, called her and spoke with her as she was traveling back to Port Angeles with Huntzinger in his truck. After Huntzinger was pulled over and arrested, the woman told Wells that Huntzinger had kneed her in the chest, held her down by her wrists and throat, and tried to prevent her from leaving a house where they were earlier in the evening. The woman also said Huntzinger rammed her yellow Ford truck several times at high speed while she was driving along Highway 112, forcing her off the road.
________ Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@ peninsuladailynews.com.
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SEATTLE — The federal government is giving Washington state a few extra days to finalize the list of insurance plans that will be on the state health exchange. The exchange board is set to vote today on what plans will be part of the exchange but will hold another meeting next Wednesday to consider plans that have not yet been approved by Washington’s insurance commissioner. Earlier this month, Insurance Commissioner
Mike Kreidler rejected proposals by five insurance companies to join the exchange because their plans didn’t fit all the rules set up by the federal government.
Decision appealed Some of those companies have appealed Kreidler’s decision and may be reconsidered. The health exchange board said these planapproval decisions will not affect the state’s open enrollment, which begins Oct. 1.
Death and Memorial Notice JOYCE ANN SAPP August 25, 1928 July 31, 2013 Joyce Ann Sapp of Port Angeles passed away on July 31, 2013, from heart failure at Crestwood Convalescent Center. She was born in Chili, Wisconsin, on August 25, 1928, to Earl S. and Isabell (Christianson) Fraser. She and her family relocated to Washington state, and Joyce graduated from Bellingham High School.
On July 21, 1947, she married the love of her life, William B. Sapp Jr., in Bellingham, Washington. She worked as a clerk at J.C. Penney in Port Angeles. In her free time, Joyce loved to crochet. She was also an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Port Angeles. She leaves behind her loving daughters, Vickie A. (Steven P.) Morgan of Joyce and Janet L. (Larry) Wagner of Sequim; sister Mary J. (Howard) Stiner of Bellingham; sister-in-law Jean Sapp of Seattle,
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Washington; brother-inlaw Robert (Miream) Sapp of Ferndale, Washington; grandchildren Dawn M. (Morgan) Watson, Richard A. Morgan and Teresa Owen; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William B. Sapp; partner Roland Scott; brother-in-law Jerry Sapp; and sisters-in-law Lorraine Fields and Irma Baker. A private family memorial will take place at a later date.
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gave this account of the incident in the arrest report filed in Superior Court: At about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, an Elwha tribal police officer found a yellow Ford pickup truck abandoned in a ditch along Highway 112 just west of the Elwha River bridge. The truck — which had a damaged left bumper, taillight and tailgate — was found to be registered to the woman who was the alleged victim. The woman’s boyfriend told the tribal officer he thought Huntzinger was responsible for the damaged truck and the woman’s whereabouts that night.
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Michele Anastasi May 15, 1957 — Aug. 24, 2013
Sequim resident Michele Anastasi died at her home. She was 56. Services: A private reception is planned. Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. www.sequimvalleychapel.com
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Kutcher’s advice for the Millennials ASHTON KUTCHER, THE 35-year-old actor and ex-husband of actress Demi Moore, has never been considered a poster child for the “family values crowd,” but at the Teen Choice Awards two weeks ago, he could have easily passed for one. Following screams from Cal young female Thomas fans in the audience, Kutcher silenced them with a motivational message that bordered on inspiration. He told them: “I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work. . . . I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. “And every job I had was a steppingstone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job.” Kutcher wasn’t through: “The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart and being thoughtful and being generous. Everything else is crap
. . . that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. “So don’t buy it. Be smart, be thoughtful and be generous.” That such remarks would gain so much attention is indicative of where we are as a nation. One way to take the cultural temperature is to observe how ancient wisdom suddenly sounds new, even radical. Not many Millennials are hearing this message. Maybe some get it from their parents, but many teens and young adults don’t discover such wisdom until they are parents, if then. For older adults, Kutcher’s remarks are so obvious that when they were teens they would have been unremarkable and nearly universally believed, if not always practiced. They resonate today because of the dire condition of the nation’s economy and because of moral libertarianism — whatever feels good goes; whatever works for the individual is right, even if the good of society suffers. More and more people seem to be looking for a lifeline. Kutcher threw them one. Radio host Rush Limbaugh said of many of today’s young people:
“There is a No one can fog of deprestypecast him sion. . . . as a soldier for There’s pessireligious conmism . . . and servatism. it’s because He is a supthey do not porter of Presithink there’s dent Barack any prosperity Obama, but doesn’t like his left for them. . . health care . plan. “They don’t The road to think there’s success any money to remains what be earned; it’s it has always all gone. Their been: hard parents’ and work, believgrandparents’ ing in yourself, generation DARYL CAGLE/CAGLE CARTOONS never taking were the last “no” as the ones that really Ashton Kutcher final answer had it made. and making “And they’re right moral certainly not choices. hearing this kind of message These have been proven from anybody in politics that throughout history to better any they vote for.” Kutcher has described himself life and improve even the worst of circumstances. as “a fiscally conservative, If we know such things to be socially liberal independent.” true, why are they not taught He supports gay rights and and modeled in today’s culture? same-sex marriage. For many, it could lead to less Though raised a Roman Cathreliance on government. Politiolic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he has dabbled in Kabbalah, a form cians would become less necessary. of Jewish mysticism.
Peninsula Voices ‘Replace Calhoun’ Readers of a certain age may remember the “Saturday Night Massacre” [during the Nixon administration] when other honest men were booted due to their honesty and character. Luckily, Port of Port Angeles Commissioner Paul McHugh is already lameducked and will have little influence after November. I urge voters to join me in replacing port commission President John Calhoun during his next election cycle. By the way, I first thought expanding the Port of Port Angeles commission to five members was a waste of money and precious Port resources. After this fiasco with Mr. Jeff Robb, I now fully support and will vote for
increasing the port board of commissioners to five members. Three turns out to be not enough of a crowd. Bob Eads, Port Angeles
Our superhero! How happy and pleased we are knowing the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has such a professional staff working hard for the citizens of this county Our shed was broken into sometime between 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. We arrived at our property on Deer Park Road, where we are building our new home, to find the shed door removed and approximately $400 worth of items missing. We called 9-1-1 and Sheriff’s Deputy Mel
If such principles were again taught in our public schools, someone might sue for imposing someone’s “moral values” on others. Envy, greed and entitlement are the unholy trinity of failure. What Kutcher offers young people is the opposite, leading to success, self-realization and independence. Here’s one more Kutcherism: “Everything around us that we call life was made up by people that are no smarter than you. And you can build your own things. “You can build your own life that other people can live in. So build a life. Don’t live one, build one.” If only Washington politicians would think and talk this way.
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Kempf came shortly. He was very professional yet sympathetic to our loss. Deputy Kempf asked us to describe the [stolen items], while writing down our answers and filling out the incident report. With that done, he left, and we thought that was the end of the affair. By the time we arrived back in Kingston, where our present home is located, Deputy Kempf had left a message for us, stating he had already located some of the stolen items — two rolls of wire worth $135. Talk about “vigilance to duty.” We were totally flabbergasted by this esprit de corps. Deputy Mel Kempf is our superhero! David and Ruth Schwab, Kingston
Nuclear power in Fukushima’s lens WELCOME TO THE nuclear renaissance. Entergy Corp., one of Amy the largest nuclear-power Goodman producers in the U.S., issued a surprise press release Tuesday, saying it plans “to close and decommission its Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vt. “The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to safe shutdown in the fourth quarter of 2014.” While the press release came from the corporation, it was years of people’s protests and state legislative action that forced its closure. At the same time that activists celebrate this key defeat of nuclear power, officials in Japan admitted that radioactive leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi
nuclear catastrophe are far worse than previously acknowledged. “It took three years, but it was citizen pressure that got the state Senate to such a position” nuclear-energy consultant Arnie Gundersen told me of Entergy’s announcement. He explained how the state of Vermont, in the first such action in the country, had banned the plant from operating beyond its original 40-year permit. Entergy was seeking a 20-year extension. “The Legislature, in that 26-to-4 vote, said: ‘No, we’re not going to allow you to reapply. It’s over. You know, a deal’s a deal. We had a 40-year deal.’ “Well, Entergy went to first the federal court here in Vermont and won, and then went to an appeals court in New York City and won again on the issue, as they framed it, that states have no authority to regulate safety.” Despite prevailing in the courts, Entergy bowed to public pressure. Back in 2011, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, who called Entergy “a company that we found we can’t trust,” said on “Democracy Now!”: “We’re the
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Sequim city workers Rick Irish, left, and Jacob McBride install a new thank-you sign on Sequim Avenue on Tuesday morning. The sign is part of the cityâ€™s $50,000 project to beautify the downtown core. Funded by lodging tax revenue, the beautification has included new eggplant-colored benches, garbage cans and bike racks. More signs are set to be installed next month, Irish said.
Teachers returned to classrooms across the North Olympic Peninsula this week to prepare for the first day of classes for the 2013-2014 school year. Doors open for all Peninsula public school districts next week after the Labor Day weekend. New teachers attended orientation Tuesday in the Port Angeles School District, and all instructorsâ€™ first day and in-service meetings were held Wednesday. In Sequim, teachers were introduced to their new hightech interactive whiteboards, which allow students and teachers to use whiteboards in conjunction with a computer projector to both record and interact with what is written on the board. In Port Angeles, Freshman Rider Day is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the high school gym. Freshmen orientation was Wednesday in Port Townsend. On Tuesday, Sequim will hold orientation for high school freshmen and middle
school sixth-graders, as well as open houses at elementary schools.
Classes resume Six North Olympic Peninsula districts open their doors for students Tuesday: Port Angeles, Crescent, Port Townsend, Chimacum, Quilcene and Brinnon. Two school districts, Sequim and Cape Flattery, will welcome their students back Wednesday. Quillayute Valley School Districtâ€™s first day of classes will be Thursday, Sept. 5. Three districts â€” Chimacum, Brinnon and Port Angeles â€” have added all-day kindergarten classes this fall using new state funding. The Port Townsend School District failed to qualify for the low-income-based funding program, and Sequim district officials said they plan to start all-day kindergarten during the 2014-2015 school year.
Clallam County inks trail pact with national park Annual garage Spruce Railroad section will link ODT segments BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Clallam County has approved an agreement with Olympic National Park to work cooperatively on the Spruce Railroad Trail at Lake Crescent. The 4-mile lakefront trail will become a paved segment of the Olympic Discovery Trail, which eventually will span 140 miles between Port Townsend and LaPush. County commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to approve a memorandum of agreement with the park to plan, permit, fund and construct the new trail. The agreement replaces an earlier memorandum that was signed in 2010. The Spruce Railroad
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Trail will link 60 miles of existing Olympic Discovery Trail east of the lake with 16 miles of existing trail to the west. The wheelchair-accessible Spruce Railroad-Olympic Discovery Trail will allow bicyclists, horseback riders, hikers, joggers, inline skaters and other nonmotorized trail users to bypass the congestion of U.S. Highway 101 on the south side of Lake Crescent.
Restore grade, tunnels The project will restore a 95-year-old railroad grade and two historic railroad tunnels on the north shore of the iconic lake. â€œThis is a long-awaited item to begin the process of moving bicycle traffic off 101 around the south side
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