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Two Peninsula killings linked â€˜Extremely dangerousâ€™ man reportedly at large BY PAUL GOTTLIEB AND JEFF CHEW PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM â€” Law enforcement officers were looking Tuesday for a 6-foot-6-inch man who they believe killed a young man at a Woodcock Road home earlier in the day. Authorities were investigating a second homicide â€” of a 65-yearold man found in the Diamond Point area about 10 miles east â€” late in the afternoon. The Diamond Point man was not immediately identified. Deputies and police said the man they were seeking was John Francis Loring, 45, whom Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict described as â€œarmed and extremely dangerous.â€? The man shot on Woodcock Road was identified as David J. Randle, 19. â€œThis [Diamond Point homicide] is not a shooting for sure, but thereâ€™s another dead body involved with this,â€? Benedict said. â€œI know it was a homicide, but I
think it occurred a couple of days ago.â€? Benedict said it appeared to be related to Tuesdayâ€™s shooting that occurred in Loring the Dungeness unincorporated area Tuesday morning, and that it appeared Loring was involved because Loring was driving the Diamond Point victimâ€™s vehicle. JEFF CHEW/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS â€œI suspect the Diamond Point victim was killed before the Wood- Crime-scene tape surrounds the location of a shooting at Woodcock Road and Meyer cock Road victim,â€? Benedict said. Andrew Lane in an unincorporated area north of Sequim on Tuesday morning as law
enforcement authorities investigate.
Search for 6-foot-6 man with a white canopy. Benedict said Loring is believed to be carrying the handgun that was used to kill Randle. Late in the afternoon, the Sheriffâ€™s Office said the white pickup had been recovered, and
Benedict said Loring â€” described as 6 feet 6 inches tall with long brown hair in a ponytail and wearing glasses â€” fled westbound from the home at 3923 Woodcock Road driving a 2001 white Dodge Dakota pickup truck
Loring was believed to be driving a 1985 blue Volkswagen van bearing Washington license plates 613-PMG Eyewitnesses told deputies that a man they identified as Loring approached the bright blue
house at Woodcock Road and Meyer Andrew Lane. An altercation occurred in which at least one shot was fired, striking and killing Randle, the Sheriffâ€™s Office said. TURN
Equine groups, Humane Society rally to help herd now â€˜behind padlocksâ€™
Worst-off among seized horses moved the horses will be placed with new owners, possibly a licensed rescue center, the Sheriffâ€™s Office said. Among the horses moved to facilitate their care was a mare with infected wounds, a gelding with severe dental problems and a mare expected to foal soon. The infected mare is responding to antibiotics and is eating, and the pregnant mare is in a facility equipped for foaling, Kellas said. â€œWe donâ€™t want her to foal in the pasture,â€? she said.
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SEQUIM â€” Several of the most critically needy of the 16 malnourished horses seized by the Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Office last week have been moved from the pasture off Olson Road southwest of Sequim to other properties. Getting the horses out of the pasture in Sequim was necessary to give those with the most serious needs a chance to recover, said Deputy Tracey Kellas, Clallam County animal control officer, who has been overseeing the care of the herd since it was seized Thursday. All the horses are making strides toward recovery, Kellas said. The case has been forwarded to the Clallam County Prosecuting Attorneyâ€™s Office, and charges against the horsesâ€™ owners, Buffy Campbell, 41, and Heather Gouldart, 19, and a third person in their household who has not been named, are expected later this week, Kellas said. No one has been arrested or charged in the case. Kellas said she expects to interview
One of the horses seized by the Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Office is shown Saturday, two days after the sheriffâ€™s action. Campbell later this week. The Sheriffâ€™s Office said it believes Campbell and Gouldart have owned some of the horses for many years, while the others are recent acquisitions. The owners have 15 days to reclaim the horses through court proceedings. If the request is denied or not made,
shape that once his extreme hunger is sated, the pain of chewing likely will make him stop eating, Kellas said. An equine dental specialist is being sought to treat the gelding.
The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society is collecting donations to help defray the costs of the special care of the horses. Donors can stop by the Humane Society shelter at 2105 W. U.S. Highway 101 in Port Angeles, phone the society at 360457-8206 or donate at any First Federal Considered as evidence branch, said Mary Beth Wegener, execuBecause the horses are considered to tive director of the Olympic Peninsula be evidence in the investigation of a crime, Humane Society. they are â€œbehind padlocks,â€? and their locaWengener said the Humane Society tions are being kept secret by the Sheriffâ€™s also will take deliveries of grass hay and Office, Kellas said. Equine Senior horse feed. The horses cannot digest alfalfa or The horses especially need salt blocks orchard grass hay and will eat the simwith selenium and specialized feed, plest grass hay until they have recovered, including â€œseniorâ€? and â€œmare and foalâ€? Kellas said. feed â€” bagged feeds formulated for speSpecially formulated mashed horse cial dietary needs. feed is being prepared for the horse with TURN TO HORSES/A4 bad teeth, but his teeth are in such poor
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PORT ANGELES â€” Peninsula College trustees announced the selection of four finalists for the position of president Tuesday. â€œWe have an outstanding group of applicants,â€? said Chairwoman Julie McCulloch. â€œEach would bring great strengths to the position, and they all meet the requirements we set forth in our presidential search profile.â€?
doctorates, are: â– Dorothy J. Duran, vice president for academic affairs at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. â– Cheri A. Jimeno, president of New Mexico State University, Alamogordo, in Alamogordo, N.M. â– John R. (Ron) Langrell III, executive vice president of Riverland Community College in Austin, Minn. â– Luke P. Robins, chancellor
The finalists â€” all affiliated with institutions outside Washington state â€” will be invited to visit Peninsula College, participate in public forums and have interviews with the trustees, though no dates have been announced. The earliest trustees could make a decision is March 20; they may have a permanent president in place by the end of June. The finalists, all of whom hold
of Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe, La. The new president, once chosen, will replace Tom Keegan, who will serve as Skagit Valley Collegeâ€™s new president after 10 years leading Peninsula College. Brinton Sprague, a retired community college leader now living in Port Ludlow, is serving as interim president. Trustees on Tuesday acted on the recommendation of the Presi-
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Maya Angelou home after hospitalization NATIONALLY RENOWNED POET Maya Angelou is recovering from a brief illness that forced her to cancel a planned speech in Texas. Angelou’s lecture agent, David LaCamera, said Tuesday the 83-year-old poet was set Angelou to speak today but came down with an illness that left her in the hospital for three days. LaCamera said Angelou is resting at home in Winston-Salem, N.C., and can’t travel. He said her doctor told her that she’s on the road a lot and has to cool it for a few days. LaCamera declined to describe the nature of the illness that kept Angelou
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MONDAY’S QUESTION: In honor of Presidents Day, who will win the presidential election in November? Newt Gingrich 3.4% Barack Obama
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KATIE HALL, 73, a former Indiana congresswoman and one of the sponsors of the 1983 legislation that established a national holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. Mrs. Hall’s husband, John Henry Hall, said she died Monday at Methodist Hospitals’ Northlake campus in Gary, Ind., from an undisclosed illness. Hall said his wife’s work on the bill to make Martin Luther King Day a national holiday was the accomplishment of which she was most proud. “She was there with President Reagan as well as Coretta Scott King and others when the president signed it. It was one of the highlights of her career, tremendously so,” he said. Mrs. Hall, who was Indiana’s first black member in the U.S. House of Representatives, got her start in politics working for the election of Richard Hatcher as mayor of Gary in 1967, when he became one of the first black mayors of big U.S. city. “That energized her and got her into politics,”said James Lane, a history professor at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. She served in the Indiana House of Representatives from 1974-1976 and in the Indiana Senate from 1976-1982. When U.S. Rep. Adam Benjamin of northwestern Indiana’s 1st District died suddenly in 1982, two months before the election, Hatcher was influential in persuading Democratic Party officials to nominate Mrs. Hall to replace him, Lane said. She won election
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TODAY IS ASH WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2012. There are 313 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. On this date: ■ In 1784, a U.S. merchant ship, the Empress of China, left New York for the Far East to trade goods with China. ■ In 1862, Jefferson Davis, already the provisional president of the Confederacy, was inaugurated for a six-year term following his election in November 1861. ■ In 1865, Tennessee adopted
a new constitution that included the abolition of slavery. ■ In 1909, the Great White Fleet, a naval task force sent on a round-the-world voyage by President Theodore Roosevelt, returned after more than a year at sea. ■ In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge delivered the first radio broadcast from the White House as he addressed the country over 42 stations. ■ In 1935, it became illegal for airplanes to fly over the White House. ■ In 1959, the inaugural Daytona 500 race was held; though Johnny Beauchamp was initially declared the winner, the victory was later awarded to Lee Petty.
■ In 1967, more than 25,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, aimed at smashing a Viet Cong stronghold near the Cambodian border. Although the communists were driven out, they later returned. ■ In 1987, pop artist Andy Warhol died at a New York City hospital at age 58; talk-show host David Susskind was found dead in his Manhattan, N.Y., hotel suite; he was 66. ■ Ten years ago: Police in San Diego arrested David Westerfield in connection with the disappearance of 7-year-old Danielle van Dam. Westerfield was later sentenced to death for
Danielle’s murder. ■ Five years ago: Britain’s Ministry of Defense announced that Prince Harry, a second lieutenant in the British army, would be deployed to Iraq; officials later reversed the decision because of insurgent threats. The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Iran had ignored a Security Council ultimatum to freeze uranium enrichment and instead had expanded its program by setting up hundreds of centrifuges. ■ One year ago: Somali pirates shot to death four Americans taken hostage on their yacht several hundred miles south of Oman.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Teacher pleads not guilty to lewd act charge LOS ANGELES — The former schooteacher charged with taking bondage-style photographs of his students pleaded not guilty Tuesday to committing lewd acts on dozens of children between 2008 and 2010. Mark Berndt, 61, is accused of photographing students at Miramonte Elementary School with cockroaches on their faces and Berndt being fed spoonfuls of a milky-white substances that tested positive for Berndt’s DNA. He has been charged with 23 counts of committing a lewd act on a child involving 23 children. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office also announced earlier this month that more potential victims have come forward.
The statement, part of a Feb. 16 response to a civil suit filed by survivors and families of those killed, comes in sharp contrast to earlier statements by lead singer Jennifer Nettles and appears to be an attempt to cast blame elsewhere. Calling winds that toppled the stage Aug. 13 an “act of God,” Sugarland’s attorneys said fair officials and Mid-America Sound Corp. were responsible for the stage setup and that the fans voluntarily assumed risk by attending the show. “Some or all of the plaintiffs’ claimed injuries resulted from their own fault,” according to the band’s response. Seven people died and 58 were injured in the crush beneath the metal rigging.
WASHINGTON — Federal workers have become the go-to targets as Congress and the White House search for ways to lower the deficit, pay for tax cuts and put off looming reductions to defense spending. Last week, they took a $15 billion hit in retirement benefits as part of legislation to Group denies blame extend through the end of the year the payroll tax cut for 160 INDIANAPOLIS — Fans million Americans and federal who were killed and injured unemployment benefits. when stage rigging and sound Republicans said federal equipment collapsed onto them employees, with their secure as they awaited a Sugarland jobs and benefits, can do more. concert at the Indiana State They have proposed several bills Fair in August failed to take steps to ensure their own safety to make that happen. The White and are at least in part to blame House also is asking federal for their injuries, the country workers to pitch in more. duo’s attorneys said. The Associated Press
Supreme Court to rule on UT’s race policies who might be expected to vote with the court’s liberal-leaning justices in support of it, is not taking part in the case. Kagan’s absence probably is a result of the Justice Department’s student, Abiparticipation in the Texas case in gail Fisher, the lower courts at a time when could threaten she served as the Obama adminaffirmative istration’s solicitor general. action proFisher, of Sugar Land, Texas, grams at many sued along with another woman of the nation’s when they were denied admission public and priat the university’s Austin campus. vate universiThey said the school’s race-conties, said Kagan scious policy violated their civil Vanderbilt Uniand constitutional rights. By then, versity law professor Brian Fitz- the two had enrolled elsewhere. patrick. A federal appeals court upheld Didn’t buy argument the Texas program, saying it was The other woman has since allowed under the high court’s Grutter v. Bollinger decision in dropped out of the case. The state 2003 that upheld racial consider- has said that Fisher is a Louisiations in university admissions at ana State University senior the University of Michigan Law whose impending graduation School. should bring an end to the lawBut there have been changes suit. But the Supreme Court in the Supreme Court since then. appeared not to buy that arguFor one thing, Justice Samuel ment Tuesday. Alito appears more hostile to The Project on Fair Represenaffirmative action than his prede- tation, which opposes the use of cessor, Sandra Day O’Connor. For race in public policy, has helped another, Justice Elena Kagan, pay Fisher’s legal bills.
University’s affirmative action admission case to be heard BY MARK SHERMAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The nation’s highest court is setting an election-season review of racial preference in college admissions, agreeing Tuesday to consider new limits on the contentious issue of affirmative action programs. A challenge from a white student denied admission to the University of Texas flagship campus will be the court’s first look at affirmative action in higher education since endorsing the use of race as a factor in 2003.
More conservative court This time around, a more conservative court could jettison that earlier ruling or at least limit when colleges may take account of race in admissions. Arguments probably will take place in the final days of the presidential election campaign. A broad ruling in favor of the
MARDI GRAS BEGINS The Krewe of Rex signature Jester float approaches Canal St. along St. Charles Avenue during Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orlean on Tuesday.
Briefly: World Ex-IMF chief detained by French police
in May after he was charged by New York police with making a hotel maid perform oral sex. The charges were later dropped.
LILLE, France — Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was being held for questioning Tuesday by French police investigating a suspected hotel prostitution ring. StraussKahn, a onetime French presidential hopeful whose chances were derailed by a sexual assault accusation, arrived at the Strauss-Kahn police station in the northern city of Lille for a prearranged morning appointment and was still there in the late afternoon. Police are probing a suspected prostitution ring in France and neighboring Belgium that has implicated police and other officials. They have questioned prostitutes who said they had sex with Strauss-Kahn during 2010 and 2011 at a luxury hotel in Paris, a restaurant in the French capital and also in Washington, D.C. French law permits police to question Strauss-Kahn for 48 hours, and then for another 48 hours with a judge’s approval. Strauss-Kahn lived in the U.S. capital while he was head of the IMF before resigning his position
BELGIUM — The countries that use the euro pulled Greece back from an imminent and potentially catastrophic default on Tuesday, when they finally stitched together a $170 billion rescue they hope will also provide a lifeline to their common currency. But the patchwork of measures — including the implementation of austerity measures in Greece and approval by skeptical German and Dutch Parliaments — required to give the rescue a chance of success means it’s unlikely to be the end of the continent’s debt crisis.
Greece gets bailout
60 civilians killed BEIRUT — Syrian government forces killed more than 60 people Tuesday in assaults on villages and an artillery barrage in the restive city of Homs, activists said. They said at least 30 died in the bombardment of the Baba Amro neighborhood of Homs city, and at least 33 were killed when forces trying to crush opposition to President Bashar Assad stormed villages in northern Idlib province. At least two of those killed in Homs were children, activists said. In Damascus, security forces opened fire on demonstrators overnight, wounding at least four, activists said. The Associated Press
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EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. — Just days after the 200th anniversary of a series of massive earthquakes in southeast Missouri, residents woke Tuesday to a rumbling reminder that they live in one of the continent’s most active seismic areas. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of a magnitude-4.0 earthquake at 3:58 a.m. was near East Prairie, Mo., midway between St. Louis and Memphis.
Widespread People in five states — Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee — felt the quake, along with scattered people in several others, as far away as North Carolina and Georgia, according to responses to the U.S. Geological Survey website.
“It seemed like everybody I’ve talked to, it woke ’em up.” LONNIE THURMOND East Prairie, Mo., city administrator Only minor damage was reported, such as items falling from shelves, broken windows, minor cracks in walls and sidewalks, said Amy Vaughan at the Geological Survey in Golden, Colo. No injuries were reported. East Prairie City Administrator Lonnie Thurmond said the quake lasted perhaps 7 seconds. “It seemed like everybody I’ve talked to, it woke ’em up,” Thurmond said. The 7.7-to-8.1-magnitude earthquakes on Dec. 16, 1811, and Jan. 23 and Feb. 7, 1812, were among the strongest ever in the U.S. Shockwaves spread as far as
New York, and the force of the temblors reportedly rang church bells in Boston. The Mississippi River reversed flow for a time. Those quakes, like the one Tuesday, occurred in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, a 150-mile stretch between Memphis and St. Louis that crosses parts of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. Most quakes that hit the zone are so small that virtually no one feels them. Even a magnitude-4.0 quake is rare, occurring in the New Madrid zone about once a year, said Bob Herrmann, a Saint Louis University geophysicist.
‘A good shaker’ “It’s been awhile since we had a good shaker in the New Madrid region,” Herrmann said. “It is a reminder that earthquakes occur and we cannot ignore them.”
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West: Amber Alert issued for three missing children
Nation: Gun found inside piano at nursing home
Nation: Mild temperatures may threaten maple syrup
World: Yemen’s new leader inherits a mess
THE FBI IS asking for the public’s help in locating three children taken from their Caldwell, Idaho, home. Investigators believe their mother, 35-year-old Bertha Sabala Guerrero, is traveling with them to the Phoenix area and then on to Mexico. She is believed to be traveling with Esmerelda Guerrero-Lopez, 5; Mirella Guerrero-Lopez, 7; and 9-year-old son Ubaldo Guerrero-Lopez Jr. They may be in a gray or silver 1986 Pontiac 6000, 4-door sedan, with Nevada license plate number 389XPR. Guerrero lost custody of the three children in December 2011 after leaving them with a woman she’d just met.
POLICE SAY AN unloaded gun has been found inside a piano that was donated to a southeast Michigan nursing home years ago. AnnArbor.com reported that staff at Whitehall Healthcare Center in Pittsfield Township, 5 miles south of Ann Arbor, found the gun Friday in a case inside the piano. Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick said he suspects the Ruger .22-caliber pistol was hidden long before the musical instrument was donated to the home. Schick says police checked a state database but found no registered owner for the gun.
A MILD WINTER across the Northeast is injecting extra uncertainty into maple syrup season, but many producers say they’ll just go with the flow. Temperatures have been up and snowfall totals have been down throughout the region this winter, raising some concern for the maple syrup crop. But syrup producers said the season when sap flows matters more than the weather leading up to it. Below-freezing nights followed by warm days are necessary to start the sap flowing from maple trees, a period that usually begins in late February or early March. But those conditions arrived early this year.
YEMENIS FLOCKED TO the polls across their battered nation Tuesday to vote in a U.S.-backed, single-candidate election meant to instate a new leader to replace the outgoing autocrat. Vice President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi is set to be declared president in the coming days, which will make his predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh, the fourth leader to be pushed from power in the Arab Spring uprisings that erupted early last year. While the voters were largely hopeful, the new leader will face tremendous challenges as he tries to lead the Arab world’s poorest country out of its year-old political crisis.
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Briefly: State upheld a verdict of nearly $13 million for a Seattle firefighter who was severely injured when he fell down an unmarked, unsecured pole hole at a fire station in the Rainier BANGOR â€” The Navy Beach neighborhood. says a 29-year-old sailor Firefighter Mark Jones assigned to a Trident subfell 15 feet down the hole marine based at Bangor has been found dead in his in the middle of a night in December 2003. quarters. He suffered traumatic Submarine Group 9 brain injuries and a shatspokesman Lt. Ed Early tered pelvis. Many of his told the Kitsap Sun that vertebrae were broken as the name of the sailor found Tuesday in his Naval were nearly all of his right ribs. Base Kitsap-Bangor quarThe city of Seattle ters is being withheld pending notification of rela- appealed, saying among tives. other things that it should The cause of death is have been allowed to presunder investigation. ent evidence at trial of Early said the sailor Jonesâ€™ prior alcohol use, was assigned to the USS even though he had not Louisianaâ€™s blue crew. been drinking the night of The Louisiana is one of the fall. eight Trident ballistic misAn expert for the city sile submarines assigned to speculated that Jones could Bangor. have been disoriented by They each have two alcohol withdrawal sympcrews â€” blue and gold. toms, but the appeals court found that the trial judge Verdict upheld was correct to bar that testimony from the trial. SEATTLE â€” The state The Associated Press Court of Appeals has
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for poniesâ€™ food CONTINUED FROM A1 keep their horses in his pastures in exchange for help The fund is being oper- with horse training. Reached by phone Saturated under the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society day, Campbell said her Horse Rescue organization, horses were starving she said. because she also was trying to feed Ridgewayâ€™s ponies, Breeds of horses which she said were not The horses are thought being given hay. Kellas said Ridgewayâ€™s to be Arabians, thorough30 to 50 ponies are in â€œvery breds and American quarter horses, but Kellas said good conditionâ€? and wellthat in many cases, they are fed. Anyone who can provide so emaciated it is difficult to food or other services can tell their breed. Most of the horses are in phone Chief Criminal Deptheir prime, from 4 to 14 uty Ron Cameron at 360years old, while a few are 417-2570. ________ very young or in their 20s. Kellas said the owner of Reporter Arwyn Rice can be the property, Dean Ridge- reached at 360-417-3535 or at way, had agreed to allow arwyn.rice@peninsuladailynews. Campbell and Gouldart to com.
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Laura Costello and Emily Glassock of Port Angeles walk in the rain on City Pier in Port Angeles on a cloudy Tuesday. The women said they were taking a walk on a work break. For a five-day AccuWeather forecast, see Page B10.
Shooting: Donâ€™t approach man CONTINUED FROM A1 lier this year by the Sequim Police Department for One of the witnesses investigation of being a concalled 9-1-1 to report the victed felon in possession of shooting, the Sheriffâ€™s Office a weapon, Benedict said. Loring had been conreported. Loring knew the victim victed of possession of a conbut did not have a family trolled substance, methamrelationship with Randle, phetamine, according to said Benedict, who did not county Superior Court provide further information. records. He was charged Jan. 9 Loring is homeless and living in his truck but was with second-degree unlawpreviously served with a ful possession of a firearm restraining order that pre- and violation of a no-convented him from living at tact, protection or restrainan earlier residence in ing order. Sequim, Benedict said. Along with investigators Out on bail from the Sheriffâ€™s Office, Loring is out on $5,000 personnel with the Sequim bail on the weapons and Police Department, Jeffer- violation-of-no-contact son County Sheriffâ€™s Office, charges, according to court the State Patrol and Clallam records. County Fire District No. 3 A trial is scheduled for were at the house after the March 27 in Clallam County shooting occurred Tuesday Superior Court. morning. He is represented on the Loring was arrested ear- weapons charge by Port
Angeles lawyer Ralph Anderson. â€œIâ€™ve already indicated, at least initially, I will represent himâ€? if Loring is charged with murder, Anderson said late Tuesday.
10 squad cars At least 10 squad cars from different police agencies and Clallam County Fire District No. 3 emergency vehicles converged on and near the scene shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday. The stretch of Woodcock Road in front of the house was blocked off for about an hour, requiring traffic to take detours in both directions. Fire district medics attended to the gunshot victim, and a crew from Olympic Ambulance was called to the scene by law enforcement to evaluate the man who had been shot, who was
lying outside the home. With steady rainfall coming down over the crime scene, both the county sheriffâ€™s emergency services vehicle and the city of Sequimâ€™s police investigation trailer were wheeled onto the scene to shelter investigators. Benedict urged residents not to approach Loring. â€œWe just want to find this knucklehead and get him behind bars,â€? Benedict said. To report information to the authorities, phone 9-1-1 or the sheriffâ€™s dispatch at 360-417-2459.
________ Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-417-3536 or at paul.gottlieb@peninsuladaily news.com. Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Jeff Chew can be reached at 360-385-2335 or at jeff.chew@ peninsuladailynews.com.
College: Earliest make decision is by March 20 CONTINUED FROM A1 Duran, who has held her position since 2006, supervises five academic divisions, one branch campus and four educational centers. During her five years at Iowa Western, she has established an Academy for Teaching Excellence and developed a renewableenergy initiative, which includes a new wind energy technician program and sustainable construction building, hybrid automotive and biotechnology programs.
Prior to her work in Iowa, Duran served as the dean and director of the El Rito campus of Northern New Mexico College and also worked at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and at Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute. Jimeno has served in her position since 2007. The institution has been listed in Community College Week magazine as the second fastest-growing community college for its size in the nation. She implemented an office of student retention
and success, receiving more than $12 million in federal grants and more than $2.5 million in capital outlay from the New Mexico Legislature. She also has served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Montana State University, Northern, in Havre, Mont., and as dean of the School of Education, Business and Technology at the University of Montana, Western, in Dillon, Mont., where she also was an associate professor of business and department chair. Langrell has served in
his position since 2005. In that time, the college secured legislative and community support for the campus, founded five community leadership programs throughout southeast Minnesota, created the Professional Intercollegiate Education Center at Owatonna Hospital and developed and implemented full accreditation of selected online degrees. Langrell also served as the chief administrative officer for the Owatonna College and University Center from 2005 to 2008 and as the chief student
affairs officer from 2005 to 2010. Prior to his work in Minnesota, Langrell served as vice president of instruction-chief workforce officer and as instructional director of Vocational-Technical & Continuing Education at Walla Walla Community College. He also was director of student services personnelchief student affairs officer for the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho. Robins has served in his position since 2006. In 2010, the college completed construction of a new
$45 million main campus and consolidated operations with two former technical college campuses. On April 1, he also assumed leadership responsibilities as interim regional director of Northeast Louisiana Technical College. He was executive vice president and chief academic officer at National Park Community College in Hot Springs, Ark., and dean of instruction at Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls, Idaho. For more information, visit www.pencol.edu.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Waterfront Trail closed by mudslide PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” A slide across a section of the Waterfront Trail about 100 yards west of Francis Street Park has prompted the trailâ€™s closure in that area. â€œWhile there is not a huge amount of debris blocking the trail, there is a group of unstable trees that could possibly fall onto the trail,â€? Teresa Pierce, spokeswoman for the city of Port Angeles, said in an email Tuesday. Access to the trail remains open at Francis Street Park and at Morse Creek. Cyclists and pedestrians can detour around the slide area via Francis Street and Front Street. The trail is closed in this area until repairs are made. The Waterfront Trail is a 6.5-mile section of trail that extends from Ediz Hook to just west of the old Rayonier mill site before connecting to the Olympic Discovery Trail at Morse Creek.
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A mudslide across the Waterfront Trail west of Francis Street Park in downtown Port Angeles forced the temporary closure of the popular trail. At left, tree branches and other debris spill across the pavement.
Rival Sequim lavender groups to respond to permitting plan BY JEFF CHEW PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM â€” The city has given Sequimâ€™s two lavender associations until Friday to comment on new city requirements for lavender festival special-events permits. After that, the city will issue the Jendrucko Hanna Nagel necessary permits for the July 20-22 lavender festival, city officials said. two separate festivals were held durThe officials met last week with ing Sequimâ€™s Lavender Weekend. representatives of the Sequim LavenThe separate July events followed der Growers Association and the the groupsâ€™ January 2010 breakup. Sequim Lavender Farmers AssociaOn Friday, draft documents of the tion, which broke off from the growers permit conditions and contracts for group last year. the upcoming Sequim Lavender Paul Jendrucko, spokesman for the Weekend events were reviewed. growers association, said the group The city requires a special-event would respond to the city Friday. permit â€œfor any event that disrupts â€œItâ€™s not earth-shattering,â€? Jen- the usual flow of activity in the city drucko said. â€œWeâ€™re going to work with and sets conditions to ensure the the city.â€? safety of the public and to support the Scott Nagel, farmers association success of the event,â€? Hanna said. executive director, said the groupâ€™s As part of the cityâ€™s role in promotboard approved the cityâ€™s proposal ing tourism, the city is able to enter Monday night. into a contract with nonprofit organiâ€œWeâ€™re very enthusiastic and com- zations that are producing tourismpletely supportive of the entire plan,â€? related events and that allows the city he said. to provide some funding for the event. â€œThis is going to take care of all the Permit conditions that Sequim is issues of confusion and make sure requiring include provisions that: that visitors have all information they â– Each association submit a signeed.â€? nage proposal by April 1 so the city City Manager Steve Burkett, who can coordinate a clear signage proalong with City Attorney Craig Ritchie gram between the two associations. met Friday with representatives of â– Each association provides a link both associations, said the meetings on the home page of any website used went well, and that â€œwe are feeling to promote its event to the city of confident that we will be able to move Sequim Lavender Weekend page, forward with these plans in a positive which will have information on all of manner.â€? the lavender events taking place durAdded Barbara Hanna, city maring the Lavender Weekend. keting and communications director: â– Seven information booths will â€œThe whole reason we are getting be located at key locations in the city, involved is to ensure a good visitor as well as at the Sequim-Dungeness experience.â€? Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center. City requirements Each association will staff each The cityâ€™s first-time approach to booth during the weekend. Booth volunteers will be trained by lavender festival permitting lays down key requirements for visitor the city and chamber, and each booth signage, shuttle bus transportation will distribute city-prepared event maps to each visitor. and information booths. â– The city will coordinate a shutLast summer was the first time
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tle bus to take visitors to key locations throughout the city. â– Each association will provide the city with a plan for tour buses that come from other locations, including a designated dropoff location, holding areas, other transportation for visitors if needed and permission from any property owners that might be affected. â– An estimate be provided of the costs to the city to support the events from both associations. Each association is responsible for its share of the cost, unless it has a contract with the city that may allow the city to provide funding for some of the costs of the events. In addition to the permit conditions, the city also reviewed new contracts with each association.
Cost estimates City officials figure the cost to the growers association, which stages its event on and adjacent to Fir Street, will total $16,142. The cost estimated for the farmers association, which stages its event at the cityâ€™s Water Reclamation Demonstration Park and James Center Band Shell, is $19,423. Hanna said if the groups meet the city requirements and conditions of the permit, they will not have to pay the cityâ€™s costs. â€œWe have supported them in the past, and we could charge them if we chose to do so,â€? Hanna said. The costs cover city services, from police traffic control and the use of city parks facilities to street sweeping, utility charges and bus transportation. City parkland rental is based on 25 cents per square foot. A deposit for all costs shall be paid before city permits are issued, and final actual costs will be settled within 60 days, city officials said.
Garden guru to speak at fairgrounds PORT TOWNSEND â€” Gardening personality Ciscoe Morris will speak at the Jefferson County Master Gardenersâ€™ Yard & Garden talk Saturday. The talk will be at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in the Art Building at 4907 LanMorris des St. at 1 p.m. Morris will demonstrate ways to design your garden to be maintained without using pesticides. He is featured on KING 5 televisionâ€™s â€œGardening with Ciscoeâ€? with Meeghan Black as well as the channelâ€™s noon news program. He also hosts â€œGardening with Ciscoe Liveâ€? on Northwest Cable News on Fridays and has a radio show on 97.3 KIRO-FM at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, phone 360-732-0433.
Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Jeff Chew can be reached at 360-681-2391 or at jeff. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PORT ANGELES â€” An executive with a local forestry company blames a drop in timber harvest in the Olympic National Forest on a â€œmigration of valuesâ€? that has left the U.S. Forest Service uninterested in aggressively managing the forest. That has left logging activities about oneeighth of what they could be, Tom Swanson, area Swanson manager and vice president of northwest operations for Green Crow Corp., told about two dozen people Tuesday at the Port Angeles Business Association breakfast meeting. â€œThereâ€™s a value system that has infiltrated the management ranks of our public agencies, the Forest Service, the Park Service,â€? Swanson said. â€œThere has been a migration of values from active management to inactive management in public agencies, primarily the Forest Service,â€? he added. As a consequence, he said, the timber harvest has dropped to 20 million board feet in the more than 633,600-acre national forest, which borders Olympic National Park, while logging roads are deteriorating or being abandoned. The forest has supported harvests of 250 million to 300 million board feet, he
said, adding that â€œsocietal valuesâ€? are on the side of â€œrecreation, views and water.â€? â€œBiologically, that forest would easily support 150 million board feet,â€? Swanson said. â€œWe are moving out of active forest management in the national forest,â€? he said. â€œThatâ€™s not something thatâ€™s going to change rapidly. I donâ€™t agree with that, but thatâ€™s the reality. Itâ€™s tantamount to a let-it-burn policy. â€œItâ€™s tragic, really.â€?
Forest Service reply Tim Davis, acting natural resources staff officer for Olympic National Forest, said later Tuesday that the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan emphasized forest restoration and supporting threatened and endangered species habitat, a direction national forest managers have since followed. â€œWe are still very actively managing [Olympic National Forest],â€? he said. â€œThere are just different products being produced,â€? he said. â€œThe outcome was not what some people wanted, but thatâ€™s what was the end product of that analysis and public participation process.â€?
Green Crow operations Swanson outlined Port Angeles-based Green Crowâ€™s operations and some of the changes it has gone through since it was established in 1983, when the company began with an initial purchase of 16,000 acres â€” and
when log exports were a primary activity. The acres managed by the company â€” 50,000 acres of its own, 80,000 acres managed for other owners â€” have remained constant in recent years, Swanson said. The company has about 75 employees â€” including 50 in the Port Angeles area and 10 in Concord, N.H. â€” and owns a sawmill in New Zealand. Founded by David Crow of Shreveport, La., Green Crow provides â€œtimberland investment management services to institutional, family and individual investors,â€? according to its website, www.greencrow.com. â€œAt this point in my career, I find myself managing relationships with the clients and the representatives of owners of the timberland,â€? Swanson said. He added he also spends time with land-use regulators in federal and state agencies, among them the state Department of Natural Resources. Green Crow is largely subject to â€œexternal forcesâ€? over which it has no control, he said. The companyâ€™s export business declined beginning in the early 1990s with the drop in available timber and the strength of the Japanese timber market, which primarily seeks 70- to 80-yearold timber compared with the abundance of 40- to 60-year-old growth harvested these days on the North Olympic Peninsula, Swanson said. The company also took a hit in 1990 when the northern spotted owl was named
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â€˜Biggest headacheâ€™ â€œFor us, water is the biggest headache we have,â€? Swanson said. â€œItâ€™s the biggest asset we have, but itâ€™s also the biggest headache.â€? Trucks that haul logs down gravel roads create mud, mud goes into water, water goes into streams â€” and itâ€™s illegal to put mud into streams, Swanson said. â€œWe spend a lot of time and money managing runoff from our roads,â€? he said as a slide from his presentation expounded on the topic. Swanson held out hope that biomass in the form of wood slash would be profitable for the company, especially given Nippon Paper Industries USAâ€™s plans for a $71 million biomass facility upgrade slated for completion by April 2013. One bone-dry ton of biomass can create the same British thermal unit â€” or BTU â€” content as a barrel of oil, he said. â€œWith [Nippon] starting construction of the boiler, itâ€™s a great thing for the community,â€? Swanson said. A construction permit for Nipponâ€™s project, as well as a $55 million biomass upgrade under way at the Port Townsend Paper Corp., mill, have been appealed in Thurston County Superior Court by environmentalist groups.
________ Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-417-3536 or at paul.gottlieb@peninsuladaily news.com.
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A federal grant will cover $876,245 of the $1.01 million construction costs of the West End segment from Lake Crescent to Cooper Ranch Road. County road funds will cover the remaining $136,755. County transportation program manager Rich James said the new segment is a follow-up to an adjacent project that was finished last summer. Construction is scheduled to begin in July, according to the project prospectus. â€œWe built a new connection piece from the Sol Duc River down to the old [Spruce] railroad grade, and we cleaned up quite a bit of the [U.S. Forest Service] 070 Road,â€? James said. â€œThis would add funding to improve the surface of the 070 Road and then to pave it.â€? Last month, the county took ownership of a 1-mile ________ section of U.S. Forest SerReporter Rob Ollikainen can vice Road 2918 that trav- be reached at 360-417-3537 or at els south from U.S. High- rob.ollikainen@peninsuladaily way 101 to the Sol Duc news.com.
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House Democrats unveil their budget plan BY MIKE BAKER LA CORTE
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OLYMPIA, Wash. â€” House Democrats unveiled their plan to fix the stateâ€™s budget shortfall Tuesday, relying on $400 million in delayed payments and reduced support for local governments while largely protecting basic education from further cuts. In total, the plan saves some $890 million without asking voters for a temporary sales tax increase, as suggested by Gov. Chris Gregoire. However, the proTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS posal does open the door to higher local taxes. Gov. Chris Gregoire said she
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â€œWeâ€™ve been working on this since October â€” to try and come to a place where we have a budget that really doesnâ€™t damage the state over the long-run,â€? Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina, said. â€œItâ€™s been a challenging project.â€? The Democrats propose to leave $504 million in reserves.
The biggest savings come from delaying $405 million in some payments to schools until the next budget cycle that begins in July 2013. The proposal also calls for $65 million in cuts to higher education and $224 million in cuts to health care and human service
programs. Democrats suggest reducing distributions to local governments by $82 million, including support for criminal justice programs and the elimination of a sales tax credit for rural counties. To offset that, the state would give local governments authority to make some increases in local taxes â€” essentially tax increases without a public vote. Hunter said local governments over time have punted some of their duties to the state. Rep. Gary Alexander of Olympia, the Republican lead on the budget in the House, said he doesnâ€™t see any support for this budget in the GOP caucus. He said the Democrats â€œkick the canâ€? in their budget proposal. â€œThey donâ€™t only kick it once, they kick it twice,â€? he said, mentioning both the shifting of the education apportionment into the next budget cycle, and with putting local funding back to the local governments. He also criticized Democrats for not leaving more
money in reserves. The House Democratsâ€™ plan also counts on $18.1 million from the elimination of a tax break that out-of-state banks are able to claim on interest earned on first mortgages. The plan also accounts for nearly $54 million in fund transfers, including more than $37 million in unspent agency money being returned to the stateâ€™s general fund.
$340 million in savings because of a drop in demand for state services, or caseloads, reducing a roughly $900 million shortfall to about $500 million. Budget writers said that good economic news helped them avoid deep cuts in education, just a year after they cut salaries for teachers and other education workers. Lawmakers are still working to interpret the implications of a recent state Supreme Court rulLooking to save $130 million ing that determined the state isnâ€™t meeting its constitutional duty to The Democrats also are look- fund basic education. ing to save $130 million in other areas, including reductions to the â€˜A good startâ€™ Department of Correctionsâ€™ chemical dependency treatment and Gregoire called the budget procommunity supervision programs. posal â€œa good start.â€? Lawmakers initially had been â€œIâ€™m pleased this budget leaves looking at a $2 billion budget a sizable ending fund balance as problem but addressed some of it we must continue to plan for during a special legislative ses- unforeseen circumstances,â€? the sion in December. They were Democratic governor said in a helped, in part, by a forecast last statement Tuesday. week that showed a slight uptick Senate Democrats are expected in revenue. to unveil their budget proposal That came in addition to about next week. The 60-day legislative
Senateâ€™s transportation fees would be lower than Houseâ€™s BY JONATHAN KAMINSKY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
OLYMPIA, Wash. â€” State Senate transportation leaders released a proposed transportation budget Tuesday with fewer fee increases than put forward by their counterparts in the House. Both plans fell well short of Gov. Chris Gregoireâ€™s call last month for an infusion of $3.6 billion in transportation funds over the next decade. The centerpiece of the governorâ€™s plan was a $1.50 fee per barrel of oil refined in the state. â€œWe need to get our economy stronger before we ask for more revenue,â€? said Senate Transportation Committee Chairwoman Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island. The Senateâ€™s transportation package would raise
about $212 million in fees over the next three years â€” $50 million less than what is proposed in the House â€” through increased charges for car dealership licenses, replacement motorcycle license plates and copies of driversâ€™ records.
Driver license fees Under the Senate plan, driverâ€™s license fees would also increase by 80 percent and the cost of a title application would spike from $5 to $12.50. In addition to the Senate-approved fees, House transportation leaders are pursuing increased fees on learnerâ€™s permits from $20 to $25, on driverâ€™s license exams from $20 to $35, and on DUI hearings from $200 to $375. The same hikes were approved by the House
last year but didnâ€™t survive in the Senate. House Transportation Committee Chairwoman Judy Clibborn, D-Mercer Island, said that the additional fees she is seeking are modest and necessary. â€œThe more we can get the better off we are, because weâ€™re plugging holes all over the budget,â€? Clibborn said. Haugen said that lawmakers have prioritized funding preliminary work on a variety of infrastructure projects that will be ready to go when the Legislature seeks a more significant transfusion of transportation cash. This would likely be through another gas tax increase within the next two years, she said. Over the next year, the Senate plan would increase funding for such priorities as highway preservation
and maintenance, the State Patrol and ferry operations by about $52 million, or $11 million less than what is proposed in the House. The Senateâ€™s plan also includes a proposal to cut up to 7 percent of the Department of Transportationâ€™s administrative staff by 2015, for a savings of up to $4.2 million annually. That proposal has yet to be taken up by the House but stands a good chance of moving forward, Clibborn said. A task force said in December the state needs to raise $21 billion over 10 years for projects on roads, ferries and other transportation requirements.
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Gingrich at rallies
OLYMPIA â€” Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is bringing his campaign to Washington a week ahead of the Republican caucuses. SEATTLE â€” A man Gingrich and his wife, shot and critically wounded in Seattleâ€™s Woodland Park Callista, will be at rallies in Kennewick and Spokane has died. on Thursday, and will cross Harborview Medical the border into Idaho for a Center officials told Coeur dâ€™Alene rally ThursKOMO-TV the man died day night. On Friday, Tuesday afternoon. He was shot three times theyâ€™ll visit with Republican lawmakers at the state Monday evening. The vicCapitol before heading to tim was not immediately King County and Everett. identified. Gingrich is in a crowded Police detectives colprimary race with Mitt lected evidence at the Romney, Rick Santorum, scene. A police dog was brought in to search for the and Ron Paul. Santorum and Paul have both visited shooter, but there were no the state, and Romney is immediate arrests. It wasnâ€™t clear what led scheduled to visit March 1. The Associated Press to the shooting.
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” The Port Townsend Kiwanis Club recently held its annual Winemakerâ€™s Dinner to raise money in support of the Edensaw Community Cancer Foundation. A total of $5,500 was raised for the foundation.
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Dow breaks 13,000 barrier BY CHRISTINA REXRODE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK — It came and went in a flash, a number on a board for seconds at a time, but its symbolic power couldn’t be dismissed. The Dow Jones industrial average, powered higher all year by optimism that the economic recovery is finally for real, crossed 13,000 on Tuesday for the first time since May 2008.
Couldn’t hold gain The milestone Tuesday came about two hours into the trading day. The Dow was above 13,000 for about 30 seconds, and for slightly longer at about noon and 1:30 p.m., but couldn’t hold its gains. It finished up 15.82 points at 12,965.69. Still, Wall Street took note of the marker.
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It was just last summer that the Dow unburdened itself of 2,000 points in three terrifying weeks. S&P downgraded the United States’ credit rating, Washington was fighting over the federal borrowing limit, and the European debt crisis was raging. A second recession was a real fear. But the economy grew faster every quarter last year, and 243,000 jobs were added in January alone. SETH WENIG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A long-awaited deal to cut the debt of Greece and Traders work on the floor of the New York prevent a default on its Stock Exchange on Tuesday. debt, announced before dawn in Europe after 12 national Monetary Fund. European markets hours of talks, helped the After months in which didn’t take the news as Dow clear 13,000. the talks crawled along and well. Stocks closed down vague headlines yanked 3.5 percent in Greece, Anticlimactic the market up and down, where stocks have lost 80 Under the bailout deal, the conclusion was almost percent since 2007. Stocks Greece will get about $172 anticlimactic because the declined less than 1 percent billion from other Euro- markets were already Tuesday in Germany, pean nations and the Inter- expecting an agreement. France and Britain.
Shell closer to drilling off Alaska THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The Interior Department has approved Shell Oil Co.’s plan to respond to potential oil spills in the Chukchi Sea, bringing the company closer to drilling off the northern coast of Alaska. Shell hasn’t yet received approval of its Beaufort Sea oil-spill response plan and must still get permits for each well it wants to drill. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said it also must inspect various pieces of equipment Shell will use for the effort. Royal Dutch Shell’s Houstonbased arm, which also got approval for its Beaufort and Chukchi exploration plans, hailed last week’s approval
of the spill-response plan as a major step toward starting to drill in July. Shell wants to drill six exploratory wells over the next two summers 70 miles off the coast. It must stop drilling 38 days before ice starts building up in the water, typically around Nov. 1. Shell has spent more than $4 billion on its goal to drill in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. But litigation and appeals delayed its plans.
Groups oppose plan Environmental and Alaskan native groups said no proven technology exists to clean crude from the icy waters or to contain a spill. Pete Slaiby, Alaska exploration
manager for Shell, said his company’s drilling plans “will continually be guided by our extensive Arctic expertise, solid scientific understanding of the environment and world-class capabilities.” Deputy Interior Secretary David Hayes said Shell revamped its response plan so it could handle a bigger spill. James Watson, director of the federal offshore safety bureau, said the plan builds on lessons from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He said Shell would have tougher preventive measures, such as stronger blowout preventers, systems to cap and contain a blowout, numerous vessels nearby, and an extra rig that could drill a relief well.
Labor Dept. probing Wash. nail salons WASHINGTON — Workers at nail salons are routinely misclassified as independent contractors or booth renters, the U.S. Labor Department is finding in a nationwide investigation. The department is conducting unannounced investigations of nail salons throughout Western Washington as part of its ongoing probe. Misclassifying workers violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Workers may not get overtime or are paid a flat rate, resulting in minimum-wage violations. Salons also fail to maintain accurate records of workers’ daily and weekly hours, investigators found. In two years, the division has collected more than $688,000 in back wages for employees in the hair, nail and skin-care industries nationwide.
Landscape design SEQUIM — Don Marshall will speak about successful landscape design in a free event at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3. He directs the environmental horticulture program at Lake Washington Technical College. Copies of his book, Northwest Home Landscaping, will be available for purchase.
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Archway proclaims PT stores open plimentary stamp per visit without a purchase and one additional stamp with a purchase of $5 or more. The “Taylor Made for You” prize will feature multiple gift certificates with a total value of $500 that spotlight Taylor Street businesses. The random winner will be drawn at the “Hard Hat and Carhartts Wrap Up Party” on Taylor Street, which is scheduled for June 2.
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PORT TOWNSEND — Downtown stores are open despite sidewalk construction. That’s the message of an archway that was installed at the corner of Taylor and Water streets, near Lehani’s Deli & Coffee Shop, on Tuesday after work began Monday on the first phase of a four-month sidewalk and street improvement project between Water and Washington streets. The city of Port Townsend is funding the nearly $2 million sidewalk replacement project that also will fortify hazardous unreinforced lids of tunnels to shops below Taylor’s street level. The project also will allow the city to replace infrastructure in that section of Port Townsend’s Downtown Historic District. Construction hours will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. “People want this to be done, and the city is working very hard to make this happen,” said Port Townsend Main Street Executive Director Mari Mullen, who supervised the installation of the arbor arch to call attention to the fact that stores are still open. “This will be beautiful when it’s done,” Mullen added.
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Artist Margie McDonald, left, and salesclerk Michelle Boulter add yarn and sticks to the archway that lets the public know that stores on Taylor Street are still open during construction. other construction spots during the project, Mullen said. It is constructed with yarn and other items, and people will be encouraged to add to the piece, she said. Construction — planned after engineers determined that some sidewalks could collapse into empty areas underneath them — is broken into four phases, Taylor Street between Water and Washington streets being the first. The other three phases are across Taylor Street near the pier and two sections along Water Street. City officials hope all the work will be done by June,
in time for the tourist season. So far, the construction hasn’t seemed to discourage foot traffic. On Tuesday, Lehani’s restaurant at 221 Taylor St. was packed, with co-owner Bill LeMaster saying the community has been supportive. “A lot of people have come in, but the novelty hasn’t worn off,” he said. “They want to come down and see our economy grow.”
the street upgrades and wore a pink hard hat to work Tuesday. “We are digging up the past and paving our way to the future,” she said. Downtown boosters are planning a series of activities intended to lessen the financial impact on local merchants. Mullen said Main Street is establishing communications channels among the merchants, the public and the city.
Website, merchant meet Pink hard hat
This includes several At 910 Water St., Clothes website links on www. Horse employee Michelle ptmainstreet.org along with Boulter is optimistic about a regular weekly merchant
meeting from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Friday morning at the Main Street office, 211 Taylor St. Main Street also is participating in two marketing programs, a “Light at the End of the Tunnel” shopper incentive program and a treasure hunt.
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Participants need to turn in completed loyalty stamp cards to any participating business by May 31. City officials said aging sidewalks over the tunnels in some instances are deteriorating to the point where preventive restoration is necessary to avoid sidewalk collapse in the event of an earthquake. The city — which took early precautions by temporarily reinforcing some of the sidewalk sections — has received three Federal Emergency Management Agency grants to evaluate the structural condition of the tunnel areas and repair them. Repair of these sidewalk tunnel areas presents an opportunity to refurbish the surface and street-level public spaces in a way that creates a pedestrianfriendly, welcoming and safe public environment that respects the historic nature and economic vitality of downtown Port Townsend, city officials said.
The campaign includes a Loyalty Stamp Card program, now in progress, where participants can gather 10 stamps by May 31 and be entered in a ________ drawing to win a $500 “TayJefferson County Reporter Charlor Made for You” prize. lie Bermant can be reached at 360A visitor to a participat- 385-2335 or at charlie.bermant@ ing store can get one com- peninsuladailynews.com.
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Women seek to restore historic ship ON MAY 18, 1952, Ann Davison set sail from Plymouth, England, in a 23-foot sailboat. Eight months later, Davison dropped anchor in the West Indies, becoming the first woman to sail solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She wrote about her adventure in a book, My Ship Is So Small. That ship, Felicity Ann, is now on supports in the upper boat yard of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock. A symbol of maritime and women’s history, Felicity Ann is in the hands of a young woman who has her sights set on a goal: to restore the boat using women shipwrights and apprentices. “We want to use the boat as an icon for women’s strength,” Penelope Partridge said. Partridge, 24, is leading the project with the help of Annie Teater, 21, and Lizzie Palmer, 18. All are interns in the Community Boat Project at the school in lower Hadlock, where the boat has been sitting for two years. But with funding for the restoration no longer available, Felicity Ann was a lost cause until Partridge saw it and learned about the boat’s place in history.
Ultimate dream “My ultimate dream is to gather enough funds to hire women in leadership positions,” Partridge said. “I want to create opportunities for people, especially women, who have hit walls in employment. I want to level the playing field.” An aviation instructor during the war, Davison was 39 years old when she set sail from Plymouth in 1952. Her previous sailing experience was aboard a 70-foot ketch that she and her husband, Frank, bought after the war and went into debt to restore. In 1949, they were heading out to sea in the ketch, Reliance, when they
Involving at-risk female high school students in the restoration is another possibility. “I believe that work grows the spirit,” she said. “Doing skilled work with your hands promotes a high degree of mental health.”
PORT TOWNSEND NEIGHBOR ran into a storm Jackson in the English Channel and wrecked on Portland Bill, a narrow promontory of Portland stone that forms the most southerly part of Isle of Portland. Frank drowned, but Ann survived. To pay off their debts, she wrote a book about their experience, Final Voyage. In 1952, she bought Felicity Ann, a Bermudean sloop built in Cornwall and started preparing for the ocean crossing.
‘Symbol of courage’ “She’s a symbol of courage,” Partridge said of Davison. “The most insurmountable thing I can think of doing is sailing across the ocean alone — and she did that.” Born and raised in Denver, Partridge earned a scholarship to Evergreen College when she was 17 years old. Moving to Olympia, she lived aboard a boat for the next six years. She paid $500 in cash for the boat and supported herself by digging clams, taking the 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. shifts to allow her to go to school during the day. In the summer, she worked as a deckhand on a fishing tender in Alaska and as a cook and deckhand on a whale-watching boat in Alaska. She was also the cook aboard the Adventuress, a sail-training schooner based in Port Townsend, where she met M.B. Armstrong and Korie Mielke, former captains. “They were huge role models for women in leadership positions in the maritime trades,” Partridge said.
tool than in the water,” she said. Using Felicity Ann for sail training for youths and women is a possibility when the restoration is finished, Partridge said. She has almost completed her captain’s license and has thought of sailing Felicity Ann up the inside passage to Alaska to show the completed project to Hutchins.
The total cost of the restoration is estimated at $25,000 for materials. ‘Single-hand voyage’ Partridge hopes people will step forward to help “It’s a beautiful singlewith installing the engine, hand voyage,” she said. plumbing, rigging and elecPartridge has her own trical and solar systems. copy of My Ship Is So She also has a wish list Small, in which Davison of tools: a saw-stop table reveals that she was not a saw, cordless drills, hand skilled sailor and did not saws and hammers. have a lot of confidence in Lumber for planking, her ability to make the 2-by-4s and plywood are crossing single-handed. needed to build a boat shelAfter achieving that ter. goal, Davison lived in FlorA trailer to move the ida, continued sailing and boat would be nice, as wrote two more books about her adventures on JENNIFER JACKSON (2)/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS would printing services for brochures. the water before her death Penelope Partridge, center, is launching an Partridge already has in 1992. effort to restore the Felicity Ann, in background, produced a two-minute ________ with the help of Lizzie Palmer, left, and Annie video on the project and set Teater. All three women are interns in the up a website, www.felicity Jennifer Jackson writes about Community Boat Project at the Northwest Port Townsend and Jefferson School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock. ann.com. “My view is that it’s County every Wednesday. To conworth more to the commu- tact her with items for this column, Another option would be The boat came to the nity on land as a learning phone 360-379-5688 or email to have boat school stuPort Hadlock campus by way of Moose Pass, Alaska, dents finish the planking where a Skagway resident and interior as part of the summer program. named John Hutchins The boat school would saw it in someone’s backallow Partridge and a novyard. ice who wants to learn Hutchins bought the boat, which had been out of shipwright skills to work the water for 20 years, and with them, she said, “With $2,500 for plankhired Ian Seward, a boat ing, the work could start school grad, to restore the this summer,” Partridge vessel. said. But when the magniPartridge, who took the tude of the project became sailmaking course at the clear, Hutchins decided to boat school, could help donate Felicity Ann to an make the sails. organization that could She is now lead canvas restore it, and Seward sugworker at Sea Marine in gested the boat school. Port Townsend and also is While not able to fund finishing up her degree at the restoration, the boat Evergreen, where she is school is providing space, knowledge and some mate- majoring in sustainable forestry and studying womrials, and the staff has been supportive, Partridge en’s history and nautical history. said. “It’s a special boat to Restoring the Felicity them, too,” she said. Ann is right in line with Hiring a woman as lead her interest in empowering Penelope Partridge has her own copy of My shipwright for the project women to work in leaderShip Is So Small, in which Ann Davison would be ideal, Partridge ship positions in the describes her solo crossing of the Atlantic. said. marine trades.
Death and Memorial Notice MARJORIE HENDRICKS CIPRIOTI of Port Townsend March 16, 1923 February 14, 2012 Marjorie Hendricks Ciprioti, 88, died peacefully on February 14, 2012, after several years of declining health. She was born Marjorie Alice Fischer in Seattle, on March 16, 1923, to Louis A. and Gladys Kinskie Mrs. Ciprioti Fischer. Marjorie attended Port Townsend grade school returned to the Northwest, until her family moved to and her father accepted a the St. Louis, Missouri, janitor job in Port area to assist relatives. Townsend schools. They initially lived in the school Unable to find work, they
basement. Marjorie entered Port Townsend High School as a sophomore and graduated with the Class of 1941. She married Ralph Hendricks, and they had a son they named Bill. After Ralph’s World War II military service, they purchased a small Port Townsend home and added a baby girl, Susan, to the family. In the early 1960s, some close family friends were killed in a car accident, and Ralph and Marjorie became guardians to their three teenage children, Dennis, Maureen and Rick Robbins. After business school
training, Marjorie held jobs at Fort Worden, Boeing and the Port Townsend Crown Zellerbach mill purchasing and accounting departments, retiring after 34 years’ service. She joined Eastern Star Key City Chapter No. 71 in 1960 and held many offices, including Worthy Matron. She served as Grand Ruth with the Grand Family in 1974 and Grand Deputy for Rainbow District 21. Throughout life, she loved spending time with young people and worked tirelessly with the Rainbow Girls, Girl Scouts and Methodist Youth Fellowship groups. Marjorie married Joe
Death Notices Rocario S. Perez Oct. 6, 1930 — Feb. 18, 2012
Rocario S. Perez died in Port Angeles of age-related causes at 81. Services: Visitation today from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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Washington, and Maureen Kane of Everett, Washington. In addition, she has a niece, Barbara Monohon of Kenmore. She has 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husbands Ralph Hendricks and Joe Ciprioti; and her sister, Beverly, and husband John Schermer. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the St. Jude Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-0050; or a charity of your choice. Memorial services will be held at the Masonic Temple, 1338 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at 4 p.m.
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Cashing out on the Twilight craze AS THE PDN reported last Sunday, fewer and fewer Twilight fans seem to be making the pilgrimage to Forks. A few years back, with the Pat commercial Neal success of the Twilight book and movie series, the onceproclaimed logging capital of the world morphed into the vampire capital of the universe. I remember the good old days when hoards of soggy teenagers huddled in the rain in front of the “Welcome to Forks” sign while the rest of the family, who’d been dragged from across the country and around the world, waited in the car. They were waiting to find the restroom facilities, cash machines and the route to LaPush to has-
sle the Quileute about what time the residents were going to turn into werewolves. All of this startled the locals until they figured out that the Twi-Hards were tourists, and that the tourist season was now open year-round. The next thing you knew, there were Twighlight™ firewood bundles. I’m not bitter. The whole Twilight phenomenon boom thing never really worked for me — even though I was the only fishing guide on the Peninsula to offer a Twilight Fishing Fantasy™, where for a limited time and only with additional fees and service charges, the Twi-Hards had the once-in-alifetime opportunity to go fishing with Edward and Bella. OK, maybe they were just cardboard reproductions of the Twilight movie characters, but I sell dreams . . . of hooking silver fish in blue water while partying
with the latest Hollywood heartthrobs. Things went OK on the first Twilight Fishing Fantasy™ trip. Unfortunately, the Twilight figures were not waterproof. I should have known better. We were fishing in the Hoh Rain Forest, where it rains. A lot. After a soaking, I had to tape Edward to a kindling stick to give him enough backbone sit upright. Poor Bella got so bleached out, she looked like an anorexic version of “The Mummy.” Then there were the other fishing guides whose uncharitable remarks only revealed how bitter they were about not thinking up the idea first, and the delusional Twi-Hards who wondered if we were going to catch a hundred-pound salmon. I said it was a good day to try. Instead, we snagged into a spawned-out bull trout that tore off downriver like a runaway
Peninsula Voices Reaching youth Sequim, Port Angeles, and Clallam County tend to deal with teen problems in a reactive rather than a proactive way. Classical music at the transit center in Sequim is the latest example. The solution to the issue of teens hanging out is really simple — provide a safe place for teens to be. The executive director of the Boys & Girls Club and I spent an evening at the pier in Port Angeles interviewing teens. We heard “there is no place for us to be” and “the police come and ask us to move on but cannot tell us where we can move on to.” For several years, the city of Sequim, through the City Council, funded a Boys & Girls Club teen program at the rate of $100,000 per year. The money became available, in most part, due to the increased revenues from the sales taxes collected from the big box stores. The current administration does not appear to recognize the importance of teen programs in our community, so most of that money has been cut. It becomes a matter of priorities. How important are our children? We say they are “our future” and “our most valuable asset.” Just saying this does not mean much. Let your elected public officials know that it is important to you that we take care of our youth. Let them know that you want a safe place for our youth. This is your community. You can make a difference. Walt Schubert, Sequim Walt Schubert is a former mayor of Sequim and former Sequim City Council member.
Our society Apparently the people who are so bent on keeping marriage “traditional” don’t realize that the divorce rate among heterosexual couples in this country is currently approaching 50 percent.
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lead shot depend on the density. Rates are higher in farm fields where geese are hunted (they can still use lead). The duck hunting at the mouth of the Dungeness River has had private lead shot hunting until two years ago when the Department of Natural Resources opened it for all hunters, but without lead shot. No matter if lead shot is banned, because it just goes on killing. And it is not just the wildlife that are poisoned. In a recent study conOMC growth cerning pancreatic cancer, When I first came to researchers found the risk Olympic Medical Center in to be six times higher in 2002, there were between people exposed to trace wage, hardly a living wage. talks about personal responRich and poor 500 and 600 employees. sibility and personal freedom? amounts of lead. If these employees must On Feb. 14, Peninsula There are now more JoAnne Mann, Who talks about a hand take cuts, wouldn’t it be a Voices published another than 1,100 due to OMC Sequim up but not a hand out? nice gesture on the part of liberal rant about how evil buying up every existing And, finally, who says the hospital commissioners rich Republicans want clinic they could. Lincoln Park that the government canto forego their pay? dirty water, dirty air and If the hospital had not After reading “Lincoln not give you anything that According to an item in all our children to die from added over 500 new Park Flap” in Friday’s Penthey don’t first take away the Feb. 3 PDN, “commiscancer, as if Republicans employees, including over insula Voices, I felt comfrom the person who sioners are paid $90 per are immune to such things. earned it? 40 physicians, they pelled to write. meeting and up to $8,640 Too bad most millionwouldn’t be having probR.M. Keegan, The FAA says that the annually. They are eligible aires are Democrats — lems with employee Port Angeles trees have to come down, for the same insurance as Obama plans to raise $1 expenses. and if the trees don’t come other hospital employees.” billion for his campaign; he Lead shot The hospital tells down, Kenmore Air might Multiply this by seven, ain’t getting it from the employees we must save discontinue service in the State Fish and Wildlife the number of commission- poor. every dollar we can. future. and their base — hunters This is the same clapThey want to cut educa- ers, and it amounts to over Inclement weather adds — have polluted Dungetrap spewed about righttion dollars for RNs, freeze $60,000 per year. time and expense to their ness Valley with lead shot. If, as they claim, the wing fascists. step raises, decrease the approaches. To quote a study by mostly well-to-do commisIt’s nonsense. amount contributed to The downed trees would WDFW dated Feb. 12, sioners do indeed serve on One cannot be for both retirement plans and eliminate Kenmore Air’s 2001, “Sampling at the the hospital board because an all-powerful government increase what we pay for Voice of America pheasant requirement to add time they care for the best inter- and limited government. health benefits. and fuel costs to their release site in Clallam ests of the community, let Europe and the Middle These cuts are not just County (Dungeness Recre- flights. them forego any money East are on fire, and our for the RNs; they include The article did not ation Area) estimated received for services. national debt is about to lower paid employees, 188,000 pellets per acre in address the real issue, Gail Gorden, RN, topple our financial system, the top five inches of soil, many of whom make very which is economic in Port Angeles but liberals aren’t running or 1.5 tons of lead in 1998.” nature. little more than minimum around yelling that I am retired from the Lead shot was banned If these people would Federal Aviation Adminisnationwide by 1991. look around, they might tration, and one of my jobs WDFW allowed lead notice the return of actual was the design and impleshot for their annual fascism. pheasant hunt until 2001, mentation of approaches, Remember, fascism is DISNEY AFICIONADOS CAN get an extra a full 10 years after it was so I can tell you that Ken“socialism with a capitalist banned for waterfowl. dose of their favorite theme parks when Disneymore’s dilemma is valid. veneer.” land in Anaheim, Calif., and the Magic Kingdom The key in problem solvThe report states how That is, total governPark in Orlando, Fla., open for 24 hours straight on ing is to state the problem the animals are killed by ment control of all aspects Feb. 29, otherwise known as Leap Day. in a concise form. either primary or secondof the economy through The event, dubbed “One More Disney Day,” will Here it is: We can have ary poisoning by eating mark the first time in Disney’s history that both regulation rather than gov- infected wildlife. the trees or Kenmore Air. parks will operate for 24 hours at the same time. ernment ownership. There simply is little The report has a page It won’t be the first time that Disneyland has They don’t call it that, room for compromise. listing 26 wild birds that stayed open for 24 hours. but who is it who wants If the trees are going to have died from lead poiEach year, in May and June, Disneyland stays the government in control come down, get on with it. soning. open throughout the night on selected dates for of every facet of life? I for one would be sorry An example of direct graduating high school seniors. Who is it that preaches poisoning would be the five to lose Kenmore Air, To commemorate Leap Day, Disneyland will that most people need gov- white trumpeter swans I believe that their hand out special Mickey Mouse ear hats to the first ernment help? found dead from old lead flights add to our conve2,000 guests who enter the park. Who is it who says gov- shot on the Dungeness nience and quality of life Peninsula Daily News ernment is the source of Farm field last winter. on the Peninsula. news sources rights and not God? The report also states Wade Powers, Port Angeles that deposition rates of On the other hand, who
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ton state leads the nation in Bigfoot sightings at 525. Most (or at least many) of these reports were not sightings of me walking in the woods. The BFRO has a TV show called “Finding Bigfoot” on the Animal Planet channel in which they hunt for the creature with gangs of people and high-tech gadgets. This does not work. You cannot hunt a Sasquatch. Your only chance to see one is if they are hunting you. To attract a curious creature, you must exhibit curious behavior. Next week: The Bigfoot Hunter’s Cookbook™.
Isn’t it ironic that opponents of same-sex marriage have so often turned that into an issue about preserving stable, loving, family relationships while attempting to deny those very relationships to a group of people who seriously want to pursue them? I guess that some among us no longer believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. What a sad reflection on our society. Gary Del Mastro, Carlsborg
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shopping cart to where the river dove into a brush pile — called “The Tunnel of Love” in my brochure. That’s where tragedy struck. Edward and Bella failed to execute a crucial limbo move. They got ripped — and laid together in the bilge for an eternity — or the next trip to the dump. I don’t remember. So I retired from the Twilight industry. Looking back, I realize how wrong it was to prey upon the deranged fantasies of city slickers who were convinced they were going to see a werewolf swinging on a vine around the next bend of the river with a big old vampire on his tail. Instead, I decided to devote my life to sharing with our tourist friends the experience of seeing a real creature, the Sasquatch. According to the Bigfoot Field Research Organization, Washing-
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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND â€” Students from Port Townsend High School recently competed at the Peninsula Region Future Business Leaders of America competition at Bainbridge High School. These students competed against 400 other high school students from their region in businessrelated subjects. Top-five competitors advancing to the Washington state FBLA Conference in Seattle from April 12-14 are:
Port Townsend High School students recently competed at the Peninsula Region Future Business Leaders of America competition at Bainbridge High School. They are, front row from left, Hannah Chu, Chrissy Unrue, Maddie Sarff-Foden and Emma Kelety; middle row from left, Madison Pruitt, Erica Hoglund, Kaila Olin, Hailey Davis and adviser Tanya Rublaitus; and back row from left, Alexandra Akins, Maina Sow, Molly McGuire, Grace Piatt, Daniel Dawson and Alexander Morris.
â– Maddie SarffFoden: Second place in word processing II and second in hospitality management. â– Maddie SarffFoden and Hailey Davis: Third in desktop publishing. â– Alexander Morris: Third in technology concepts. â– Kaila Olin and Madison Pruitt: Fourth in marketing. â– Molly McGuire: Fourth in hospitality management. â– Emma Kelety: Fifth in public speaking II.
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Winter tourney set this weekend MUCH ADO ABOUT expectoration, my comments on PGA player Keegan Bradley’s Sunday spittlefest at Riviera Country Club will have to wait until the end of my column; I have some North Olympic Peninsula golf news to impart first. Port Townsend Golf Club will host a Michael Winter ScramCarman ble Tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday. The blinddraw scramble is $30 per player. Port Townsend also has skins games on Thursdays (nine holes) and Saturdays (18 holes). Phone the golf shop at 360-3854547 for more information.
Get Golf Ready series SunLand Golf & Country Club general manager and course professional Tyler Sweet will offer a fivepart “Get Golf Ready” lesson series at the Sequim course. Golfers will receive five lessons complete with fun on-course activities at each lesson for $50. Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 10, 24, 31, and will wrap on April 7. No session on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The price includes an 18-hole greens fee and five driving range tokens. This series is intended for beginners or people interested in learning the game of golf. The program is designed to teach players everything they will need to know to step out on a golf course and play with confidence. There’s room for 10 golfers, so sign up soon. To register, phone Sweet at 360683-6800, ext 12, or sign-up online at tinyurl.com/GetGolfReady.
SunLand deal still on The public can take advantage of a sweet deal this weekend at SunLand. Players will receive an 18-hole greens fee and use of cart for $29.95.
Doings at Discovery Discovery Bay Golf Course has some news and notes to pass along. Teams are forming for the club’s Commercial League that will begin in April. Play is held at 5 p.m. Thursdays. If you are a single and want to get in on the league, Discovery Bay can help you out with placement. To get to know some of the regulars at Discovery Bay, head out for a men’s club event at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays or a skins game at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays. The course will host a St. Paddy’s Day One-Man Scramble on Saturday, March 17. Discovery Bay has also extended its two players and a cart deal. Two players can play all day with a cart for $48. More info will follow in upcoming columns.
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Both teams lose semifinal games PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
TACOMA — Both the Port Angeles and Sequim boys basketball teams fell a game short of meeting each other for the third time this season with a regional berth on line. Both teams, however, concluded successful winning seasons, just missing state competition by a win, considering that regionals are the start of state play. The Roughriders ended
“Kingston did a pretty good job defensively.” Hayden McCartney, who One bad quarter doomed ended the season on fire, nettheir season with a 62-42 loss the Riders. ted a team-high 16 points to Olympic League champion They trailed just 27-24 at while teammate Cameron Kingston while the Wolves halftime but a 20-6 run by Braithwaite added 11. exited with a 53-45 loss to the Buccaneers in the third Sam Byers sank a gamequarter made a hole too deep Foster. high 17 and hauled down 12 for the Riders to dig out. rebounds for the Bucs while Port Angeles made just 2 District semifinals of 14 shots from the field and K.T. Deam added 16. Still, the Riders end the Both games came in the 1 of 8 from the free-throw line season on a high note with a 2A West Central District in the third period as the 17-8 overall record, tied for loser-out consolation semifiBucs pulled away. nals during Presidents Day “Kingston had their inside- second place in league and earning the No. 3 seed into on Monday. outside game going and we Both games were played at went cold,” Port Angeles coach the playoffs. Wes Armstrong said. Foss High School in Tacoma. TURN TO PREPS/B4
Kingston 62, Port Angeles 42
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PEORIA, Ariz. — The lineup change Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge hinted at during the offseason is going to become permanent. It won’t be Ichiro at the top of the Mariners batting order to begin the 2012 season. Wedge announced Tuesday that he will move Ichiro from his traditional leadoff spot down to No. 3 in the Mariners batting order. It’s not a simple spring training experiment; Wedge is set to make Ichiro’s move permanent and he will figure out who is Seattle’s best option to take over in the leadoff role. “I’ve done a lot of thinking about it this winter. Bottom line, it’s for us to have the best lineup 1 through 9 out there,” Wedge said. “I want our lineup to be extended. I think our best opportunity is for Ichiro to be hitting third for us.” It’ll be the first time in his career that Ichiro will be somewhere permanently other than the leadoff spot. He’s had only a handful of games at other spots in the lineup through his 11-year career in Seattle.
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Seattle Mariners right fielder Ichiro bunts during spring training Sunday in Peoria, Ariz. Ichiro is being moved to No. 3 in the lineup this year. He’s coming off the worst million, four-year deal. After thriving in the leadoff year of his career in the U.S., hitting .272, the first time he’s spot with the Angels, Figgins has hit just .236 in his two seafailed to hit at least .300. sons in Seattle, including .188 in an injury-shortened 2011 seaCareer-low hits son. Ichiro’s 184 hits were also a Figgins is likely to be the career low. Mariners’ third baseman when The first option to replace the season begins. Ichiro will be Chone Figgins, “I’m confident Figgins can although Wedge said he’s not set get back to his old self as a leadon his Nos. 1 and 2. off hitter,” Wedge said. Figgins has struggled since “That’s when he was the Figcoming over from the Los Ange- gins that produced, that got on les Angels and signing a $36 base, that scored runs, that was
Pirates secure berth in playoffs after rally PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEATTLE — The Peninsula College men’s basketball team is in the playoffs again after coming back from 18 points down in the second half to beat Shoreline on Monday night. The Pirates beat Shoreline 108100, clinching a spot in the 2012 NWAACC Basketball Championships and strengthening their hold on second place in the North Region with two games remaining. Peninsula (11-3 in conference, 21-4 overall) travels to Olympic (5-9, 8-16) in Bremerton tonight and then finishes out its regular season at home Saturday against Bellevue (104, 20-4). In Monday’s game at Shoreline, the Pirates found themselves trailing 56-44 at halftime, eventually sinking into an 18-point hole with 17 minutes to go before righting the ship. “We played terrific in the second half,” Peninsula head coach Lance Von Vogt said. “It was our best basketball since winning the Clackamas Tournament back in December. “It was a very good performance. I’m proud of what the guys did to turn it around.” The Peninsula men put together a run with an outstanding effort at both ends of the floor to blow right by the Dolphins, leading by 14 at one point. DeShaun Freeman scored 23 points and pulled down seven rebounds for the Pirates while J.T. Terrell also poured in 23 and added six boards.
Dudley Ewell also had a big night with 22 points and eight rebounds, Sam Waller contributed 15 points, six rebounds and six assists, Corey Clement hit for 10 points and seven rebounds and Tyler Funk had another strong night delivering the ball with 10 assists.
Women’s Basketball Peninsula 59, Shoreline 34 SHORELINE — The Pirates, who previously clinched a berth in the 2012 NWAACC Basketball Championships, rolled over Shoreline on Monday night to pick up a game on Whatcom in the battle for third place in the North Division. With two games remaining, the Pirates (10-4, 16-8) could still mathematically catch second-place Bellevue (12-2, 20-5), but would need some help. Wins at Olympic (3-11, 3-18) tonight and at home against Bellevue on Saturday, or a Whatcom loss, would sew up the No. 3 seed for the Peninsula women. In Monday’s win, the Pirates went out to a 29-21 lead at halftime and cruised on to the 25-point victory. Abby Jones led the Pirates with 15 points, Taylor Larson put together another double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Jasmine Yarde chipped in nine points. Jesse Ellis continues to do it all with eight points, six rebounds, five steals and five assists while Karli Brakes added a team-high six assists.
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SkyRidge’s signature tournament, the Gutbuster, will be held on Saturday, March 24. The event will include the unveiling of the course’s new tee boxes. I’ll have more on the new tee boxes in an upcoming column. The format is individual medal play, and the entry is $65 per player. Included in the fee are golf, lunch, range balls, honey pot and K.P. prizes. There will be two divisions with gross and net winners in each.
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Carman: High school golf practice starts CONTINUED FROM B1 Players in the tournament also will have one free practice round available on Thursday or Friday preceding the tournament. To get in the Gut Buster, phone SkyRidge at 360-683-3673.
Turn in your paperwork High school spring sports, including boys and girls golf, begin practice this Monday. If you are reading this and are a high school student or know a good prospect, make sure to get all paperwork taken care of and turned in before school ends on Monday. I remember a particularly demanding Advanced English teacher exclaiming with horror “Not golf!” when myself and a few other classmates informed her of our intent to play our junior year.
an island containing an old stump. Seeing that island stump would always make me pause while out on rounds around the course. You don’t belong out there! It turns out I had the Ludlow signature hole wrong hole, per Port LudI spent a summer clean- low golf pro Vito DeSantis. “I would use Tide No. 2,” ing carts and picking range DeSantis said. at Port Ludlow Golf Club a “It was just recognized decade ago this summer by The Pacific Northwest and the course’s holes are Golfer Magazine as “Great still fresh in my memory. Holes of the Northwest for When I first thought 2011.” about Ludlow’s signature The par-4 350-yard Tide hole, I believed the 148No. 2 is a great choice as it yard par 3 No. 8 on the offers a high degree of diffiTimber 9 would take the culty, a pleasing design and title. some spectacular scenery. Timber is full of old“It’s a true risk-reward growth stumps remaining hole for big hitters,” from the construction of the course in the 1970s and DeSantis said. No. 8 may have the most “Yes, it is a short downfamous stump on the hill par 4, even reachable course. for big hitters. The hole has a pond “But standing on the right off the tee box with tee, you understand why
She was concerned about how much school we would miss while at matches. Her protests became moot when we all received much higher marks in her class that semester.
this hole is tougher than the yardage.” From the tee, golfers really can’t see the landing area, and can use a periscope to see down the hill. “The fairway is very undulating and it slopes away from the tee and to the left,” DeSantis said. If you happen to find the fairway, you usually will find your next shot played from an uneven lie to a well-bunkered large green that slopes from back to front. On sunny days, players can take views of Puget Sound, Whidbey Island and Mount Baker.
Upcoming column idea At some point in the near future, expect a column or columns on who holds the course records at our North Olympic Peninsula courses. Last week SkyRidge Golf Course owner and
general manager Jeff Pedersen notched a courserecord 66. It gave me the idea to figure out the records and pass those along, and I’ve gotten some good stories so far.
Sunday’s final round I’ll take any chance to daydream on the lush fairways and palm trees of southern California golf courses, so I tuned into the back nine of Sunday’s final round at Riviera Country Club. A chance to see a duel between up-and-comer Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson also had me excited to watch. The golf was great, dual birdies by Bradley and Mickelson on the final hole to force a playoff won on a monster putt by Bill Haas Jr., well it doesn’t get much better.
But there were a lot of loogies. Turns out Bradley has a bit of a nervous tic in his pre-shot routine: he spits. He doesn’t spit on the green, nor in the cup, but it seemed like before every tee shot you would see a spit shot. Bradley even apologized about it on his Twitter account on Monday. “I’d like to apologize for my spitting, it’s like a reflex, I don’t even know I’m doing it, but it’s a longtime habit I’ve got to try to conquer.” Bradley is fun to watch, with his full practice swings and his penchant for running up to get a better look at his potential shot, so I hope I can get a handle on this before he’s fined. ________ Golf columnist Michael Carman can be reached at 360-417-3527 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Striker Kris Boyd, the Scottish Premier League’s alltime leading scorer, has joined Major League Soccer’s Portland Timbers.
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Boyd was signed by the Timbers in late January, but his arrival in Portland was delayed while he secured a visa. The 28-year-old Boyd scored 164 goals in a total of 296 appearances in the SPL
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He joins countryman John Spencer, the Timbers’ head coach, in Portland. Timbers owner Merritt Paulson said the team was shopping in the offseason for a “target-striker, a pure goal scorer.”
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Today Menâ€™s Basketball: Peninsula College at Olympic in Bremerton, 7 p.m. Womenâ€™s Basketball: Peninsula College at Olympic in Bremerton, 5 p.m.
Thursday No events scheduled
Friday Boys Basketball: Neah Bay vs. Shorewood Christian in 1B loser-out, winner-to-state regionals at Mountlake Terrace High School, 8 p.m.
Saturday Girls Basketball: Port Angeles vs. River Ridge-North Thurston winner in 2A loser-out, winner-to-state regionals at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, 4 p.m.; Neah Bay vs. Grace Academy in 1B loser-out, winner-to-state regionals at Mountlake Terrace High School, 6 p.m. Menâ€™s Basketball: Bellevue at Peninsula College, 7 p.m. Womenâ€™s Basketball: Bellevue at Peninsula College, 5 p.m.
Area Sports Bowling Sequim Olympic Lanes Wall Street Journal Feb. 14 Menâ€™s High Game: Jim Anderson 188 Menâ€™s High Series: Jim Anderson 435 Womenâ€™s High Game: Kelly Meyer 161 Womenâ€™s High Series: Kelly Meyer 423 League-leading Team: Wastebaskets by 2.5 points. Sunlanders Feb. 14 Menâ€™s High Game: Jim Coulter 194 Menâ€™s High Series: Jim Coulter 490 Womenâ€™s High Game: Cheryl Coulter 199 Womenâ€™s High Series: Cheryl Coulter 527 League-leading Team: Alley Cats by 1 points
The Port Angeles eighth grade girls basketball team captured second place at the Port Angeles Parks and Recreation-Red Lionâ€™s Presidents Day youth tournament that ended Sunday. Team members include, top row from left, assistant coach Jakoba Square, Lily Morlan, Paige Payton, Cassidy Hodgin, Maddie Boe, Hunter-Anne Coburn, Brianna Hughes and coach Quint Boe. Bottom row from left, Emily Johnson, Allie Burwell, Hayley Baxley and Alex White. Port Angeles beat some tough competition just to get to the championship game, where it lost to powerhouse Mount Baker.
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