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Eagles fly into wires, cause electrical blip boom,â€? Atwater said. When the eagles touched, the connection caused a power surge that blanked out lights and computers briefly. McFall said that she thought power was restored to most customers immediately. Both eagles fell to the ground on the eastern sidewalk of
Cedar Street. Officer John Nutter, who assisted at the scene, said that the pair also dropped a portion of a chicken. He thought they had been fighting over it. The carcasses of the eagles were taken by the state Fish and Wildlife Department.
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The eagles â€” a mature bird and a juvenile â€” were electrocuted, McFall said. Malik Atwater, a restaurateur who is preparing to reopen his business at Cedar Street and Marine Drive, was behind his business when it happened. â€œIt sounded like a cannon
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Angeles blipped Friday at about 6 p.m. after two eagles landed on parallel power lines that cross over Cedar Street near Third Street. Somehow the big birdsâ€™ wings touched, killing both, said Sgt. Barbara McFall of the Port Angeles Police Department.
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Mindy Aisling of Port Angeles and her son, Noah Carlson, 9, ride their bikes along a newly refurbished section of the Olympic Discovery Trail near William R. Fairchild International Airport.
Pathway across Peninsula grows one step at a time BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
he path to the Pacific is taking shape one piece at a time. Once completed, the 140mile Olympic Discovery Trail will provide hikers, runners, bicyclists, horseback riders, roller bladers and wheelchair users a safe way to cross the entire North Olympic Peninsula on a dedicated route. The paved trail will link Admiralty Inlet at Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean at LaPush. Seventy-two miles of the trail are completed within Clallam County, including a 25-mile off-road spur between the Elwha River Valley and Lake Crescent. Most of the current planning on the Clallam County side is focused on the Lake Crescent area. Lake Crescent is one of two â€œchoke pointsâ€? along the trail, the other being Discovery Bay in Jefferson County, Clallam County transportation program manager Rich James said.
â€œOnce you get past those, everything is pretty easy,â€? James said. James said he is hopeful that the entire trail will be completed in about 10 years. In 2010, Clallam County completed a 6.4-mile segment from the west end of the existing Spruce Railroad Trail on the north shore of Lake Crescent to the top of Fairholm Hill.
Spruce Railroad Trail A point of contention between the county and Olympic National Park, which owns the land surrounding the iconic lake, has emerged over the 3.5mile Spruce Railroad Trail. The parkâ€™s preferred alternative in its latest environmental assessment is to build a 10.5-foot-wide path with a crushed-rock surface. The Spruce Railroad Trail will become part of the Olympic Discovery Trail, which is designed and built to Americans With Disabilities Act standards and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials guidelines. TURN TO CLALLAM/A6
Sequim water fight on Realtorsâ€™ mailer opposes stateâ€™s proposed rules BY JEFF CHEW
Key Jefferson link expected by fall BY JEFF CHEW PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Jefferson County trails supporters expect the 8-mile Larry Scott Memorial Trail link from Port Townsendâ€™s waterfront to Four Corners Road to be completed by this fall. Beyond that comes the countyâ€™s share of the Olympic Discovery Trail, which is planned to run from Port Townsend to LaPush â€” and the far more daunting challenge of acquiring private rights of way and locating the trail over Eaglemount and down and around the foot of Discovery Bay, hugging U.S. Highway 101. The initial plan to run the trail over an existing railroad berm, cutting through the Discovery Bay estuary, was scuttled. That occurred after the North Olympic Salmon Coalition and state Department of Fish and Wildlife chose to remove the berm to allow free tidal flow for fish passage. TURN
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SEQUIM â€” When it comes to state water rights, the general rule is use it or lose it. The Sequim Association of Realtors and the statewide Washington Realtors association â€” with all eyes looking to the state Department of Ecologyâ€™s adoption of the Dungeness River Water Management Rule sometime this fall â€” are drilling that message home. The real estate organizations are spending more than $6,000 to mail out postcards to Dungeness Valley-area property owners. Almost 24,000 cards recently were mailed to valley property owners saying that if they donâ€™t drill wells, build homes on their land now and adequately use their water, they will have to pay for water rights later. About 4,000 of those were mailed to property owners living outside Clallam County, said Heidi Hansen, Sequim Association of Realtors president. The Dungeness Valley water management rule area extends from Bagley Creek on the west to Sequim Bay on the east. It is the result of the state-initiated Dungeness River water management rule, to be initiated in early fall. TURN
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Newsmakers Celebrity scoop ■ By The Associated Press
Lohan unhurt after wreck on highway LINDSAY LOHAN EMERGED uninjured from a collision with a dump truck on a coastal highway near Los Angeles on Friday, returning to the set of her new movie hours after the accident left her sports car crumpled. Santa Monica Police Sgt. Richard Lewis said there was no sign Lohan was impaired at Lohan the time of the collision and said his agency would continue to investigate who was at fault in the wreck. The truck’s driver was uninjured, and that driver also showed no signs of driving under the influ-
ence, Lewis said. Police are seeking witnesses to the crash, writing in a news release that detectives were trying to determine who was driving. Lohan was traveling with a male assistant to the set of her new film; the assistant also was uninjured. “We’re treating this as a regular accident,” Lewis said. The agency is accepting anonymous tips about the wreck, and offering a $1,000 reward if it leads to an arrest. The crash at around 11:40 a.m. Friday on the Pacific Coast Highway occurred while Lohan was on her way to film scenes for the Lifetime movie “Liz and Dick,” which chronicles the love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Fire at De Niro’s A fire that broke out in Robert De Niro’s Manhattan, N.Y., apartment
has been extinguished. A Fire Department spokesman said no residents were De Niro injured in the Friday afternoon fire on Central Park West. The fire was contained within an hour, and the cause is under investigation. A spokesman for De Niro confirmed that the actor lives in the building. The spokesman, Stan Rosenfield, said De Niro is out of the country. Residents of the building told The New York Times that the fire started in the laundry room of De Niro’s apartment. The newspaper said 95-year-old actress Celeste Holm and her husband, Frank Basile, who live in the building, were in their apartment as firefighters fought to contain the flames.
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BARRY UNSWORTH, 81, considered one of the foremost historical novelists in English, who was known for rich, densely textured fiction that conjured lost worlds — those of the Trojan War, medieval Europe and the Napoleonic age, among many others — died Tuesday in Perugia, Italy. The cause was lung cancer, said Lois Wallace, his literary agent in the United States. An Englishman, Mr. Unsworth won a Booker Prize in 1992 for Sacred Hunger, a story of avarice set amid the Atlantic slave trade of the 18th century. The award, now known as the Man Booker Prize, is considered Britain’s loftiest literary honor. Mr. Unsworth’s books, characterized by prodigious research and propulsive narrative force, have long been renowned in Britain and have gained a broad international following in the last few decades. Among his best known — he wrote 17 novels in all — are Stone Virgin (1986), set in Renaissance Venice; Losing Nelson (1999), about a modern-day writer obsessed with the great British admiral; The Songs of the Kings (2003), which
retells the story of the Trojan War; and, most recently, The Quality of Mercy, published last year, which continues the narrative of Sacred Hunger.
ter said. Mr. Brennan was a member of the 1957 team that _________ went unbeaten Mr. Brennan PETE BRENNAN, 75, and won the in 1958 a former North Carolina national basketball star whose cruchampionship with a triplecial shot in the semifinals overtime victory over Wilt helped the Tar Heels win the 1957 national champiChamberlain and Kansas. onship, died Friday after a Mr. Brennan’s jumper fight with cancer, his with 4 seconds left forced daughter said. the second of three overMr. Brennan was at a times in the semifinal win Durham, N.C., rehabilitaover Michigan State. tion center after his disMr. Brennan was Atlancharge about a week ago tic Coast Conference player from UNC Hospitals, where of the year in 1958, and his he was treated for diverticNo. 35 jersey hangs in the ulitis, said Kelly Brennan Smith Center. of Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Brennan was a firstMr. Brennan had been round draft pick of the New diagnosed with prostate York Knicks in 1958. cancer in April, his daugh-
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Setting it Straight Corrections and clarifications
■ The last day of school in the Port Angeles School District on June 20 will not be a half-day for all students, as was reported Friday on Page A8. All elementary and middle school students will have a full day of school June 20. Port Angeles High School students may be excused after a half-day June 18, 19 and 20 with parental permission.
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Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1937 (75 years ago)
A match ignited in the basement of Willson Hardware Co. at 111 W. First St., Port Angeles, apparently caused the recent fire that caused at least $10,000 damage. Fire Chief Clay Wolverton said a clerk ignited a match while he was drawing creosote from a barrel Seen Around into a smaller container. The match flame caused Peninsula snapshots an explosion of fumes. INFANT CALVES IN Although the clerk was the Dungeness Valley lovuninjured and fled to ingly enjoying a salt lick as safety, the fire quickly mama cow keeps others at spread to barrels of creobay. . . . sote, linseed oil, turpentine, alcohol and other flammaWANTED! “Seen Around” bles stored beneath the items. Send them to PDN News hardware store. Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles Flames spread to a WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or freight elevator shaft leademail news@peninsuladailynews. com. ing to the street-level stor-
age room at the rear of the Willson store. The fire did not make its way into the store itself.
1962 (50 years ago) It will take action by Clallam County commissioners, the Port Angeles City Council and Olympic Memorial Hospital commissioners to settle the question of how to take care of mentally ill people, the hospital commissioners decided. Their decision followed a request by Port Angeles Police Chief Harry Kochanek that the hospital provide for handling mental cases until they are sent to state institutions. Kochanek has notified the county that such people no longer will be held at
the city jail because of the lack of proper facilities.
1987 (25 years ago) A core of 60 people crowded into the Forks City Council chambers to comment on a proposal to greatly expand the city limit and boost its population. The annexation proposal would extend the city’s boundaries over Forks Prairie to about 10
square miles — from the current 1.2 square miles. Most who testified said they oppose the idea because of higher taxes, reduced road maintenance, more government restrictions and the concern that logging and accompanying jobs will decline sharply in the next 10 years.
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS SUNDAY, June 10, the 162nd day of 2012. There are 204 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On June 10, 1942, during World War II, German forces massacred 173 male residents of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in retaliation for the killing of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich. On this date: ■ In 1692, the first official execution resulting from the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts took place as Bridget Bishop was hanged. ■ In 1861, during the Civil War, Confederate troops routed Union soldiers in the Battle of Big Bethel in Virginia.
■ In 1907, 11 men in five cars set out from the French embassy in Beijing on a race to Paris. Prince Scipione Borghese of Italy was the first to arrive in the French capital two months later. ■ In 1921, President Warren G. Harding signed into law the Budget and Accounting Act, which created the Bureau of the Budget and the General Accounting Office. ■ In 1922, singer-actress Judy Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minn. ■ In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio by Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith and William Griffith Wilson. ■ In 1940, Italy declared war on France and Britain; Canada
declared war on Italy. ■ In 1967, the Middle East War ended as Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire. ■ In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon lifted a two-decades-old trade embargo on China. ■ In 1982, the play “Torch Song Trilogy,” by Harvey Fierstein, opened on Broadway. ■ In 1985, socialite Claus von Bulow was acquitted by a jury in Providence, R.I., at his retrial on charges he’d tried to murder his heiress wife, Martha “Sunny” von Bulow. ■ In 1991, 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., was abducted by Phillip and
Nancy Garrido; Jaycee was held by the couple for 18 years before she was found by authorities. ■ Ten years ago: A partial solar eclipse cast a shadow over parts of eastern Asia, the Pacific Ocean and North America. ■ Five years ago: HBO aired the final episode of “The Sopranos,” featuring an abrupt blackout ending that left fans intrigued, puzzled — and, in some cases, infuriated. ■ One year ago: In a stern rebuke, Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned in Brussels that the future of the historic NATO military alliance was at risk because of European penny-pinching and a distaste for front-line combat.
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A3 Briefly: Nation says a teenage daughter of Atlanta-area megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar told authorities WASHINGTON — Two U.S. that her father attorneys will lead a pair of choked and criminal investigations already punched her Dollar under way into possible unauafter an arguthorized disclosures of classified ment. information within the execuThe report says Dollar tive and legislative branches of claimed that he tried to restrain government, Attorney General his daughter, wrestled her to Eric Holder said. the floor and spanked her after The announcement of the she became disrespectful. appointments followed President The father and daughter Barack Obama’s denial that the argued early Friday over White House had deliberately whether she could go to a party. leaked classified national secuDollar faces misdemeanor rity information that was flatcharges of simple battery and tering to him in this election cruelty to children. year, calling such allegations “offensive” and “wrong.” TV news shows He promised investigations WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for into the source of leaks about today’s TV news shows: U.S. involvement in cyber■ ABC’s “This Week” — David Axelattacks on Iran and drone rod, adviser to President Barack strikes on suspected terrorists. Obama’s re-election campaign; former The leaked information gen- Govs. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., and Mike erally painted Obama as a deci- Huckabee, R-Ark.; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. sive and hands-on commander ■ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Prein chief, and Republican critics empted by French Open tennis coversuggested the leaks were age. orchestrated to boost Obama’s ■ CBS’s “Face the Nation” — Sen. re-election bid. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Holder assigned Ronald Rogers, R-Mich.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Martin O’Malley, D-Md.; Machen, the U.S. attorney for AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. the District of Columbia, and ■ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorAxelrod; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; ney for the District of Maryland, Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Lynn to direct separate probes that Woolsey, D-Calif. already are being conducted by ■ “Fox News Sunday” — Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind.; Dennis Van the FBI.
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Briefly: World Spain bailout estimated at $125 billion MADRID — Spain will ask for a bailout for banks felled by bad real estate loans, in an about-face that European officials welcomed Saturday and said could cost up to 100 billion euros ($125 billlion). A rescue for Spain will be Europe’s fourth since the single-currency bloc’s debt crisis erupted two years ago. Economy Minister Luis De Guindos de Guindos said Saturday the aid will go to the banking sector only and so would not come with new austerity conditions attached for the economy in general. A statement from the finance ministers of the 17 countries that use the euro explained that the money would be fed directly into a fund Spain set up to recapitalize its banks but underscored that the Spanish government is ultimately responsible for the loan.
Ammo flies in capital BEIRUT — Bullets and shrapnel shells smashed into homes in the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight as troops battled rebels in the streets, a
show of boldness for rebels taking their fight against President Bashar Assad to the center of his power. For nearly 12 hours of fighting that lasted into the early hours Saturday, rebels armed mainly with assault rifles fought Syrian forces in the heaviest fighting in the Assad stronghold since the 15-monthold uprising began. At least three tank shells slammed into residential areas in the central Damascus neighborhood of Qaboun, an activist said. At least 52 civilians were killed around the country outside Damascus on Saturday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based activist group.
China spaceflight? BEIJING — China will launch three astronauts this month to dock with an orbiting experimental module, and the crew might include its first female space traveler, a government news agency said Saturday. A rocket carrying the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft was moved to a launch pad in China’s desert northwest Saturday for the midJune flight, the Xinhua News Agency said, citing a space program spokesman. The three-member crew will dock with and live in the Tiangong 1 orbital module launched last year, Xinhua said. The government has not said how long the mission will last. The Associated Press
We know how to save energy but balk at it Poll suggests Americans see impracticality BY MATTHEW DALY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — When it comes to saving energy, people in the United States know that driving a fuel-efficient car accomplishes more than turning off the lights at home. But that doesn’t mean they’ll do it. A new poll shows that while most of those questioned understand effective ways to save energy, they have a hard time adopting them. Six in 10 surveyed say driving a more fuel-efficient car would save a large amount of energy, but only 1 in 4 says that’s easy to do, according to the poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. People also are skeptical of carpooling or installing better home insulation, rating them as effective but impractical.
Turn off the lights On the other end of the spectrum, 8 in 10 say they easily can turn off the lights when they leave a room, and 6 in 10 have no problem turning up the thermostat in summer or down in winter, although fewer than half think those easy steps save large amounts of energy. Even those who support conservation don’t always practice it. Cindy Shriner, a retired teacher from Lafayette, Ind., buys energy-efficient light bulbs and her 2009 Subaru Impreza gets
nearly 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Still, she keeps her house at about 73 degrees year-round, despite government recommendations to turn thermostats to 68 degrees in winter and 78 degrees in summer. “I’m terrible,” Shriner, 60, said in an interview. “In all honesty, we have extreme weather in all seasons” in Indiana, she said, and her thermostat settings keep her comfortable.
The public looks to large institutions for leadership in saving energy, believing that individuals alone can’t make much of a difference. Nearly two-thirds look to the energy industry to show the way toward energy conservation, and nearly 6 in 10 say the government should play a leading role. Democrats, college graduates and people younger than 50 are the most likely to hold industry responsible for increasing energy savings.
U.S.-Pakistan relations heading toward big chill THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ISLAMABAD — You know a friendship has gone sour when you start making mean jokes about your friend in front of his most bitter nemesis. So it was a bad sign last week when the U.S. defense secretary joshed in front of an audience in India about how Washington kept Pakistan in the dark about the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden a year ago. “They didn’t know about our operation. That was the whole idea,” Leon Panetta said with a chuckle at a Q&A session after a speech in New Delhi, raising laughs from the audience. The bin Laden raid by U.S. commandos in a Pakistani town infuriated Islamabad because it had no advance notice, and it was seen by Pakistan’s powerful military as a humiliation. The U.S. and Pakistan are starting to look more like enemies than allies, threatening the U.S. fight against Taliban and alQaida militants based in the country and efforts to stabilize neighboring Afghanistan before American troops withdraw.
though neither side wants it to be that way,” said Maleeha Lodhi, who was serving as Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S. at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and was key in hurriedly putting together the two countries’ alliance. The latest irritant is Pakistan’s refusal to end its six-month blockade of NATO troop supplies meant for Afghanistan.
Leon Panetta The joke’s on Pakistan Long plagued by frustration and mistrust, the relationship has plunged to its lowest level since the 9/11 attacks forced the countries into a tight but awkward embrace over a decade ago. The U.S. has lost its patience with Pakistan and taken the gloves off to make its anger clear. “It has taken on attributes and characteristics now of a nearadversarial relationship, even
Even if that issue is resolved, however, the relationship may be on an irreversible downward slide. The main source of U.S. anger is Pakistan’s unwillingness to go after militants using its territory to launch attacks against American troops in Afghanistan. On the Pakistani side, officials are fed up with Washington’s constant demands for more without addressing Islamabad’s concerns or sufficiently appreciating the country’s sacrifice. Pakistan has lost thousands of troops fighting a domestic Taliban insurgency fueled partly by resentment of the alliance with the U.S.
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Nation: Hasidic Jew fired from NYPD over his beard
Nation: GOP-linked groups buy most campaign spots
World: U.N. peacekeepers, civilians die on Ivory Coast
CALIFORNIA’S AUTOMATIC DEATH penalty appeals take so long that the state’s 723 condemned inmates are more likely to die of old age and infirmities —or kill themselves — than be put to death. Since capital punishment was reinstated in 1978, California has executed 13 inmates, and none since 2006. But 20 have committed suicide. An additional 57 inmates have died of natural causes. Victim-rights groups say the delays amount to justice denied. Death penalty opponents say the process, like execution itself, amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
AN ORTHODOX JEW who was weeks away from becoming a New York City police officer said he has been kicked out of the police academy for refusing to trim his beard. Former recruit Fishel Litzman of Monsey was fired Friday after multiple confrontations with the department over the length of his whiskers. Litzman is Hasidic and believes that cutting his beard is forbidden by God. NYPD rules usually require officers to be clean-shaven. The department makes exceptions for beards kept for religious purposes but even then only allows 1 millimeter worth of growth.
INDEPENDENT REPUBLICAN GROUPS are heavily outspending their cross-party counterparts on television advertising in the campaigns for the White House and control of the Senate, eating into President Barack Obama’s financial advantage over Mitt Romney. Crossroads GPS, Restore Our Future and other organizations aligned with the Republicans spent nearly $37 million on TV ads through the first few days of June, most of it attacking Obama. That compares with about $11 million by groups supporting the president, with much of it from Priorities USA Action.
GOVERNMENT FORCES ON the Ivory Coast will launch a military operation to hunt down the men responsible for an ambush that killed at least seven peacekeepers in an unprecedented attack on U.N. forces in the country. Officials said Saturday that at least eight civilians also were killed in the area. Hundreds of villagers were fleeing the region near the Liberian border. While Ivory Coast’s political crisis after the November 2010 election led to violence that left some 3,000 people dead, Friday’s attack was a rare assault on the United Nations, which has had a peacekeeping mission since 2004.
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Seven arrested in drug investigation BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Seven Port Angeles and Sequim residents have been arrested for investigation of possession with intent to disKEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS tribute a controlled substance during a police invesEADING THE WAY tigation into a prescription medication operation. Cancer survivors, from left, Anita Bonham, Sieglinde Ellis, All seven suspects were Marissa Wilson and Dave Laman, all of Port Angeles, hold a booked into the Clallam banner as they lead a procession on the survivorsâ€™ lap Friday at County jail Friday and the Port Angeles Relay For Life at the Clallam County remained in jail Saturday Fairgrounds. The event, a benefit for the American Cancer afternoon. The cases will be referred Society, was held to raise awareness and money for cancer to the Clallam County Prosresearch and support. More than 40 teams took part in the ecuting Attorneyâ€™s Office for annual relay. review and charging decisions, said Detective Sgt. Jason Viada of the Port Angeles Police Department, serving as spokesman for the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team, or OPNET. The cases resulted from an investigation by OPNET BY JEFF CHEW charged to customers using â€” an interagency anti-drug PENINSULA DAILY NEWS the subagency are not charged at county auditor offices, SEQUIM â€” The state Rosand said. Department of Licensing has Like Shewbert, the subset a hearing in Port Angeles agent would act as an indeto consider if Karen Shewpendent business contracted bert, who had served as auto by the county auditor and license registration and plate Rosand BY ROB OLLIKAINEN state Licensing. Shewbert subagent in Sequim for 12 â€œWhoever applies has to PENINSULA DAILY NEWS years, was wrongfully termianother subagent in Sequim, come up with a business PORT ANGELES â€” Two nated. plan,â€? she said, including an containing Clallam County Auditor where there is need for such office location with proper computers patient information were stoPatty Rosand fired Shewbert a service. â€œOn May 23, I sent in a parking and disabled access, len from Dr. Robert Withamâ€™s last month, saying Shewbert request to Department of and computer technology medical office in Port Angeles failed to report all of her Licensing requesting a and wiring. on April 16, Witham records to the auditor as The subagent sets his or announced Thursday. replacement subagency,â€? required under her 10-year her own hours and can be An independent investicontract, a charge Shewbert Rosand said. located inside an existing gation found that unauthorâ€œOnce I hear back from vehemently denied. business, which is the case in The hearing is scheduled [state Licensing], my inten- Forks, where the licensing ized use of patient information is to put in a newspaper tion and billing data is at 9 a.m. June 19 at the contractor is inside an auto- unlikely, he said. Department of Transporta- ad requesting business pro- parts business. The burglar or burglars tion Maintenance Building posals. Rosand terminated Shew- broke through the door at â€œI have calls from several conference room, 1707 S. C people interested in the busi- bert a day after a Superior 224 N. Washington St. and St. Court hearing before acting stole the computers along Rosand, meanwhile, is ness,â€? she said. Court Commissioner Wil- with other office equipment, working through Licensing liam Knebes in which law- medical equipment and Need still exists to contract with a new subyers for Shewbert, Rosand agent who would open an Rosand said the need for and the state Department of Withamâ€™s personal belongoffice in Sequim. an office still exists, and it Licensing agreed on an audit ings, he said. Port Angeles police are Department of Licens- was up to state Licensing to to allow Rosand to determine ingâ€™s Dispute Review Board decide whether a Sequim if Shewbertâ€™s contract was in will consider Shewbertâ€™s office was justified. breach and should be termiappeal. Rosand said besides com- nated. â€œWeâ€™re going through with ing to Port Angeles for license Shewbert through her the hearing to get her rein- tabs at her office on the first Sequim attorney, Craig stated,â€? said Shewbertâ€™s floor of the Clallam County Miller, originally had sought Sequim attorney, Craig Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., a court injunction against BY DIANE URBANI Miller. licensing customers have the Rosandâ€™s office that would â€œWe donâ€™t think there was option of mailing their renewal allow the office to remain DE LA PAZ cause for her to be termi- notices to the courthouse, open until the case could be PENINSULA DAILY NEWS nated.â€? going to the Jefferson County appealed before an indepenPORT ANGELES â€” PeoRosand will be repre- auditor at 1820 Jefferson St. in dent Department of Licens- ple with Parkinsonâ€™s disease, sented by Chief County Pros- Port Townsend or visiting ing review panel within the multiple sclerosis or other ecuting Attorney Mark Nich- www.dol.wa.gov to purchase next 30 days. neurological disorders â€” as ols. tabs using their debit or credit The office was closed May well as their spouses, friends Rosand said her intent is cards. 18. and caregivers â€” are invited to find and contract with The convenience fees Shewbert owned and to a specialized dance class operated the office for the at the Sons of Norway Hall, county and state Depart- 131 W. Fifth St., at 2:30 p.m. ment of Licensing for 12 Monday. years at 1001 E. Washington â€œNo previous dance expeSt., serving customers in rience is necessary,â€? said East Clallam and Jefferson instructor Corrie Befort, who counties. teaches adapted dance Along with Shewbert, her classes around the Puget full-time office clerk, Chris- Sound region. 8BOUUPraise fundsGPS tine Henderson, and two She will lead the dancZPVSOPOQSPmUPSHBOJ[BUJPO part-timers, Sylvia Giddens ing. Cost is $10 for particiand Cindy Clardy, lost jobs. pants and free for their 8FIBWFBHSFBUJEFB â€œWeâ€™re all out of work,â€? a companions. tearful Shewbert said at the Befort brings in a live
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task force â€” into the unlawful sale and distribution of prescription medication, Viada said. OPNET purchased controlled substances from several people during the course of the investigation, he said. â€œWashington state law makes little distinction between the unlawful sale of Oxycodone and the sale of methamphetamine,â€? Viada said. Probable cause for the arrests developed during the investigation, he said. The seven people arrested are: â– Cheryl Possinger, 53, of Port Angeles, who was arrested when a search warrant was served on her vehicle. â– Dalassa Lundgren, 41, of Port Angeles, who was arrested during the service of a search warrant in the 2200 block of West 18th Street. â– Trina Mills, 53, of Port Angeles, who was arrested
during the service of a search warrant in the 900 block of West Lauridsen Boulevard. â– William Purkey, 28, and Kayla Howell, 20, both of Port Angeles, who were arrested during the service of a search warrant in the 500 block of Kemp Street. Purley also was being held on multiple failure to appear warrants. Howell also was being held on a warrant for failure to comply. â– Paul Warrick, 56, of Sequim, who was arrested during the service of a search warrant in the 300 block of East Cedar Street. â– Jason Hartlein, 34, of Sequim, who was arrested during the service of a search warrant in the 300 block of East Cedar Street. Each case was reviewed by the Clallam County Prosecutorâ€™s Office, and warrants were reviewed by a Superior Court judge prior to any of the searches, Viada said.
Computers stolen from doctorâ€™s office Patientsâ€™ identities believed to be safe investigating. Although the computers contained patient names, addresses, Social Security numbers, medical bills, diagnosis codes and birth dates, Witham said it is unlikely that identities were compromised because of the way the data were stored in the computers. Paper billing records, medical charts and communications with other health care providers were not taken, he said.
Patients notified Affected patients were notified about the incident in letters that were mailed across the county Thursday. Witham also issued a
Thursday press release in accordance with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. â€œItâ€™s a precaution,â€? he said. Since the break-in, Withamâ€™s office has changed the way the alarm system works and encrypted the computers to prevent any unauthorized use. Patients who have not been seen for more than five years will be removed from the billing program. Witham, who has been practicing since 1979, contracted with ID Experts to provide affected patients with FraudStop Healthcare Edition memberships. Patients with questions about the incident can phone ID Experts at 866-841-7869.
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Seeks helpers Befort also is seeking local dance teachers as well as musicians â€” preferably pianists, cellists, violinists, percussion players and guitarists â€” to make more classes available here. â€œDancing to live music with other people generates
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Comments sought on future civic center BY JEFF CHEW PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM — Residents will have the opportunity to comment on three floor-plan options proposed for a Sequim Civic Center that would combine police station and City Hall offices downtown. The city of Sequim is hosting an open house meeting at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday “This is again, frankly, just the beginning of the process,” City Manager Steve Burkett said of the effort to consolidate all city offices under one roof that has been progressing since 2005. The City Council has placed a public safety sales tax proposal on the Aug. 7 ballot to raise one-tenth of 1 percent in the sales tax collected inside the city. The increase would add a cent to a $10 purchase. If approved, the tax would generate about $240,000 annually for the construction of a new police station. Burkett said the city would have to set up financing for the other half of the facility — City Hall — which is estimated to cost between $12 million and $14 million. “The election in August would fund the police station part of it, and then we’ll have to put together the rest of the
financing for City Hall as a part of next year’s budget,” Burkett said. “It won’t be easy, but what we’re focusing on is interest rates at an all-time low and construction” being depressed right now. The city has hired Seattle-based Arai Jackson Ellison Murakami for the preliminary planning process that includes space-need projections, cost estimates and preliminary site plans.
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22,000-square-foot property with existing buildings at the corner of North Sequim Avenue and West Cedar Street to go toward the future site of a new City Hall and Police Department. The city now spends about $200,000 renting satellite offices for public works and planning staff on North Fifth Avenue and for police and other space in the Sequim Village Shopping Center, which includes the J.C. Penney department store and other retail shops. “I think the logic is we don’t have a police station,” Burkett said. “We’re renting in a strip mall. One day, we need a real police station.” The City Hall administration building on West Cedar Street was constructed in 1974 and had to be remodeled for better use of tight space while new city facilities are being sought. Serenity House has acquired Kite Girl Plaza to relocate transition apartments for the needy and a thrift store, which will be torn down fronting North Sequim Avenue and relocated. (See story, Page D3 today.)
Three building schemes have been roughly illustrated to show their design and fit on the city property running from near Second Avenue east on West Cedar Street to North Sequim Avenue. The three options include an L-shaped building with two stories, a U-shaped building with two stories and a building with a one-story entrance leading to three stories of offices. The city of Sequim in February finalized the purchase of property adjacent to the existing City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St., with the goal of building a new civic center that will include a new police station, City Hall and com________ munity-gathering space. The City Council Sequim-Dungeness Valley Ediapproved a $1.25 million tor Jeff Chew can be reached at purchase from Serenity 360-681-2390 or at jeff.chew@ House homeless shelter of a peninsuladailynews.com.
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OMC to expand parking lot area BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — To free up parking space for patients and visitors, Olympic Medical Center has requested bids for an 89-spot employee parking area near the Port Angeles hospital. The new parking area would be built in the quarter-block just east of the existing parking area at Chambers and Columbia streets, where two houses exist now, and the sliver of land between the general surgery and urology buildings. “When this hospital gets full, it gets very challenging to find a parking spot,” Chief Executive Officer Eric Lewis said during last week’s commissioners’ meeting. “We do get periodic complaints from patients and visitors that they can’t find a place to park. “So one of our major goals is to address that patient-satisfaction issue.” The cost of the parking
consider the bids July 18. “I think it’s a good bidding environment, and we’re anxious to get a number of contractors interested and see what the bids come in at,” Lewis said. The parking lot project is part of an $8.3 million expansion of the hospital’s emergency room, which will grow from nine beds to 21 beds once completed in 2014. The city of Port Angeles won’t allow the hospital to expand without more parking. “It’s also part of our Port Angeles campus development plan,” Lewis said of the project. “We’ve carefully looked at where parking’s going to Cost of conduit go for the coming decades The cost of the conduit and where we want to eveninstallation is not to exceed tually maybe have a medical office building or expand $75,000. Commissioners voted other services.” ________ 7-0 to authorize hospital administration to put the Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be projects out to bid. reached at 360-452-2345, ext. Bids are due July 16, 5072, or at rob.ollikainen@ and commissioners will peninsuladailynews.com. lot expansion is not to exceed $370,000. A side project is to add an emergency power source to the hospital, which is at 939 Caroline St., by placing a conduit under the new parking area. “Right now, we’re fed from Race [Street] at the west side of the hospital,” Lewis said. “There’s a separate electric grid to the east that if we brought in a separate electrical power service, we would have two different ways of getting power to the hospital. We currently have two different water connections. It would be a good situation to have two different electrical services.”
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Clallam: Trails Jefferson: Applying for grants CONTINUED FROM A1 Clallam County proposes an 8-foot-wide asphalt surface with 3 feet of natural tread to enable wheelchair users and road and handcrank bicyclists to bypass U.S. Highway 101 through the narrow and windy Lake Crescent corridor while maintaining the Spruce Railroad Trailâ€™s aesthetic appeal. Most of the Olympic Discovery Trail is paved to a 10-foot width with a combined 4 feet of gravel on either side. Clallam County in 2009 received a $999,000 grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office to restore the two railroad tunnels on the 94-year-old Spruce Railroad grade and to rehabilitate the trail for additional user groups. Park officials maintain that a crushed-rock surface would be â€œfirm and stable,â€? suitable for wheelchair users and bicyclists. The 231-page environmental assessment does not make a distinction between road bikes and mountain bikes. Clallam County submitted feedback on the parkâ€™s environmental assessment Friday, the last day of a 30-day public comment period.
lallam County in 2009 received a $999,000 grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office to restore the two railroad tunnels on the 94-year-old Spruce Railroad grade and to rehabilitate the trail for additional user groups.
CONTINUED FROM A1 More than $2 million in marine habitat restoration has taken place at the mouths of Snow and Salmon creeks. That means the trail stretch around the head of the bay will have to run close to busy Highway 101 before it ducks in closer to the bay at the south entrance to Old Gardiner Road.
Next trail stretch County principal transportation planner Josh Peters and Jefferson Trails Coalition members, the Jefferson chapter of the Peninsula Trails Coalition, look next at a trail stretch of about 2 miles from Four Corners Road at Milo Curry Road that will connect to an existing trail at Anderson Lake State Park. Then another stretch of about a mile through the park, which Buckhorn Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen and Jefferson Trials Coalition members recently improved, will be added. â€œThis is essentially the
Meanwhile, Clallam County is working with the National Forest Service to build out the Olympic Discovery Trail along Forest Service Road 2918 west of Lake Crescent. The segment eventually will link the trail to Cooper Ranch and Mary Clark roads, which parallel U.S. Highway 101 on the south side of the Sol Duc River all the way to Sappho. About 10 percent of the completed trail will utilize low-traffic county roads, saving millions in right-of-way acquisition and construction costs. State and federal grants are paying for the lionâ€™s share of the Olympic Discovery Trail. â€œItâ€™s costing us roughly $200,000 a mile,â€? James said. CONTINUED FROM A1 Critical of plan â€œThat cost doesnâ€™t apply James, a critic of the pro- when we use road segâ€œOne of the questions we posed crushed-rock surface ments.â€? asked is, â€˜How are you going and the parkâ€™s removal of a to warn the property owner?â€™â€? 1.5-mile segment of unim- Sappho to Highway 110 Hansen said, adding that she proved railroad grade in the In the next several years, and other Sequim-area Reallatest assessment, prepared the county will negotiate tors were told by Ecology the countyâ€™s remarks. with West End landowners officials that the agency James has said a crushedto secure the route from could not afford it. rock surface would not meet Sappho to state Highway ADA requirements. He has Split costs 110. said the surface would be The Olympic Discovery So the Sequim Associaâ€œextremely difficult to maintainâ€? considering the trailâ€™s Trial will be built along the tion of Realtors and the annual rainfall, tree leaf side of the highway for its Washington Realtors association split the costs of proaccumulation, equestrian final approach to LaPush. James said the Quileute ducing and mailing out the use and 5 percent to 8 pertribe may be eligible for fed- cards. cent grade. The cards depict a scenic He declined to comment eral grants to sponsor the shot of the Dungeness River on the parkâ€™s preferred trail in the LaPush area. The Jamestown where it flows into Dungealternative in a Wednesday Sâ€™Klallam tribe has done the ness Bay. telephone interview. On the back of the cards Board Chairman Mike same for the trail in Blyn. Crews this year will pave is included the information Doherty on Tuesday said he would sign the comments on the trail from west Port that â€œdevelopment of vacant behalf of the other commis- Angeles to the Elwha River, land will be subject to the which the Olympic Discov- rule, even parcels purchased sioners. â€œMany of our comments ery Trail crosses on a pedes- or subdividided years ago. â€œThe rule prohibits new on the first EA [environmen- trian deck that hangs below 1 tal assessment] on the same the 85-foot-high, 2 /2-year- water rights and exempt wells unless mitigation is segment of the Spruce Rail- old Elwha River bridge. Just past the bridge, the purchased, and requires road Trail hold true for this case,â€? said Doherty, who is off-road Adventure Route metering and reporting of on vacation but participated breaks off from the main new water uses.â€? The rule also will impact in the last two commission- Olympic Discovery Trail. Built by inmate work wells â€œthat are already ersâ€™ meetings by speakercrews and teams of volun- drilled if water from the phone. â€œSo if you go back and teers over several years, the well has not yet been used look at the first letter, itâ€™s wilderness route is designed for domestic purposes.â€? The issues hangs on the basically the same, with a for hikers and mountain bikfew new items on the second ers but is too steep and rug- issue of whether a property ged for narrow-tired bicycles. owner has adequately used EA. The county plans to build water. â€œI donâ€™t expect much to â€œIf you only come here for change, but Iâ€™ll make a com- a paved segment on the mitment to read through it north side of state Highway one month a year, you have 112 to Joyce and reconnect it not put the water to good prior to Friday.â€? Olympic National Park with the Adventure Route at use,â€? Hansen explained. â€œIf you are not living on it spokeswoman Barb Maynes the Lyre River headwaters. James said it likely will on a regular basis, you are said the park will analyze every comment it receives take 10 years to complete not putting it to good use.â€? That means property before preparing its findings that portion of the project. Last Sunday, more than owners who are not using on the environmental 2,000 runners and walkers water when the state adopts impacts. No final decisions on trail used the Olympic Discovery the rule this fall have to surface have been made, Trail for the 10th annual purchase water rights North Olympic Discovery through what Ecology offiMaynes said. The Spruce Railroad Marathon between Sequim cials call â€œmitigation.â€? Tom Loranger, Ecologyâ€™s grade was built in 1918 by and Port Angeles. Once completed, the trail deputy programs manager, soldiers in the Spruce Railroad Division. The Army will become part of a state- said the postcard does not built 36 miles of railroad wide trail system that will mention what he believes to grade, including the tunnels, connect the Pacific Ocean to be the most notable part of Spokane. in six months. the water management ________ More information about rule. the countyâ€™s vision for the â€œItâ€™s going to provide Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be Spruce Railroad Trail is reached at 360-452-2345, ext. much more certainty that available at www.clallam. 5072, or at rob.ollikainen@ people are going to have net. peninsuladailynews.com. water provided when they
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Both bikers and walkers use the Larry Scott Trail, which begins at the Boat Haven in Port Townsend. first part of the Olympic Discovery Trail in terms of the complete concept from Port Townsend to the [Pacific] coast,â€? Peters said.
Applying for grants The county is applying for state Resource and Conservation Office grants to site and cut the next trail segment to Anderson Lake State Park, Peters said, and contracts will be awarded on the final mile-and-a-half of the Scott Memorial Trail.
â€œTogether with the completion of the Tollefson Trail, connecting the Hadlock ball fields across Chimacum Creek to H.J. Carroll Park, this will bring access to the Olympic Discovery Trail to within 2 miles of the Tri-Area community.â€? Selecting the Olympic Discovery Trail routes to and from Anderson Lake State Park will require right-of-way acquisition of private land, Selby said. No route has been scoped out yet, he said. Chuck Preble, a Blyn resident and Peninsula Trails Coalition vice president, said Jefferson County has a difficult challenge ahead to acquire rights of way and cut the trail from Four Corners Road south over Eaglemount to Discovery Bay. The stretch of about 5 miles from Discovery Bay to the county line would be less difficult, he said.
â€œWe are also working with the Pacific Northwest Trails Association to determine a route to continue the [trail] past Four Corners to connect with the trails in Anderson Lake [State] Park,â€? said Jeff Selby, Jefferson Trails Coalition chairman and Jefferson County vice president for the Peninsula Trails Coali________ tion, which helps and supSequim-Dungeness Valley Ediports Olympic Discovery tor Jeff Chew can be reached at Trail maintenance through 360-681-2390 or at jeff.chew@ a volunteer network. peninsuladailynews.com.
Water: Comments being taken want to develop their property,â€? he said. â€œWhen building permits are being issued by the county, they will be able know that there is water available.â€? Ecology representatives said the proposed rule would: â– Establish in-stream flow levels â€” which comes down to a water right for the stream itself â€” in the Dungeness to protect fish and wildlife habitat. â– Establish reserves of water for future indoor domestic use. â– Allow water storage projects. â– Require mitigation for all new use of water, including permit-exempt wells. â– Require measuring of new water use. â– Close surface water to new withdrawals with the exception of seasonal water from the Dungeness.
Existing water rights The new rule will not affect existing water rights at the time the rule takes effect, including continued use of permit-exempt wells where regular beneficial use began previously. It would not affect tribal or federal reserved rights to water. Hansen â€” along with Dungeness Valley Realtor Marguerite Glover, who has nearly 30 years of studying water matters affecting the Dungeness Valley â€” constructed the site, www. sequimwater.com. The site says â€œthe rule as proposed by the Department of Ecology does affect many property owners adversely and did not address these owners directly prior to putting the rule in place.â€? Glover most recently has been a member of the Local Leaders Water Working Group, which has been advising Ecology on the water management rule. Glover first became involved in valley and county water studies with the Sequim Bay Watershed
Comment THE STATE DEPARTMENT of Ecology will accept comments on the proposed Dungeness River watershed water management rule, also known as the in-stream flow rule, until 5 p.m. July 9. Ecology expects adoption of the rule by Aug. 31 after a 5 p.m. June 28 open house and a 6 p.m. public hearing on the proposal at the Guy Cole Convention Center in Carrie Blake Park, North Blake Avenue. Ecologyâ€™s site for the proposed water management rule for the Dungeness River is at http://tinyurl. com/yj95yj6. Comments can be given at the public hearing, emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 360-715-5225 or mailed by the U.S. Postal Service to Department of Ecology, Bellingham Field Office, Attn: Ann Wessel, 1440 10th St., Suite 102, Bellingham, WA 98225-7028. Peninsula Daily News
question, and the answer they have given us is we need more water in the river,â€? Glover said. â€œI love water. I love fish,â€? Glover said. â€œI think itâ€™s really important . . . but this thing is overkill.â€?
Why rights expire Loranger said there is a good reason why state water rights expire if they are not used for five years. â€œThey donâ€™t want people sitting on water and speculating on it,â€? he said. He said there are a number of exceptions to the rule that can ensure water rights will remain in effect. He said the county hired an economist who estimated that for a new typical household on 1 to 5 acres, a onetime fee to purchase water rights would range from $500 to $3,500. A fee structure will be developed as the water exchange is put in place and future homeowners start making transactions. After the rule goes into effect, Loranger said, future changes would require a rule amendment, requiring public posting of a draft, getting public comments and Ecologyâ€™s final approval. Cynthia Nelson, Ecology spokeswoman, said Ecology was aware that the Realtors were mailing out postcards. She said Clallam County already is required under the Growth Management Act to determine water availability. â€œAnd because of this GMA obligation, they need to make sure folks comply with the rule and mitigation requirement before issuing a building permit,â€? Nelson said. Nelson said Ecology might adopt the rule in August, but more likely in September, and it would take effect 31 days after adoption.
Management Committee in the late 1980s, then as a member of the Dungeness River Management Committee, which eventually became the Dungeness River Management Team, and on Clallam Countyâ€™s Groundwater Committee. She was an alternate for the Business Caucus on the Dungeness-Quilcene Regional Planning Group, which finished its work in 1994. Glover and Hansen said that in general, water rights ________ are lost if they are not used Sequim-Dungeness Valley Edifor five years. tor Jeff Chew can be reached at â€œHow many water rights 360-681-2390 or at jeff.chew@ have been lost? That is a big peninsuladailynews.com.
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