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Kilmer, Chapman, Rohrer leading races/Below
Obama wins four more years President defeats Romney
Election Results Unofficial Tuesday night returns Updates at www.peninsuladailynews.com
(Charter schools) Statewide Yes 742,057 No 717,734 Clallam County Yes 14,108 No 11,644 Jefferson County Yes 6,968 No 7,788
National Obama/Biden 36,314,242 48% Romney/Ryan 37,644,542 50% Statewide Obama/Biden 835,670 55.71% Romney/Ryan 634,119 42.28% Clallam County Obama/Biden 12,930 48.83% Romney/Ryan 12,977 49.00% Jefferson County Obama/Biden 9,737 64.08% Romney/Ryan 5,041 33.17%
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WASHINGTON â€” President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions. â€œThis happened because of you. Thank youâ€? Obama tweeted to supporters as he secured four more years in the White House. The president sealed his victory in Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire and Colorado, four of the nine battleground states where THE NEW YORK TIMES (2) the two rivals and their allies President Barack Obama, left, visits a campaign office in spent nearly $1 billion on dueling Chicago before participating in an Election Day basketball television commercials.
game. Challenger Mitt Romney visits supporters at an TURN TO PRESIDENT/A4 airport in Pittsburgh on the campaignâ€™s final day.
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PORT ANGELES â€” Incumbent Clallam County commissioner Mike Chapman was trouncing challenger Maggie Roth in the first round of election vote counting Tuesday night. Erik Rohrer had a commanding lead over Christopher Melly for Superior Court judge. Incumbent Ted Simpson pulled far ahead of challenger Cindy Kelly in the race for the District 3 seat on the three-member Clallam County Public Utility District board of commissioners.
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Clallam County commissioner candidate Maggie Roth, left, congratulates incumbent Commissioner Mike Chapman for his early lead in Tuesdayâ€™s ballot count.
Democratic state Sen. Derek Kilmer had a large lead over Republican businessman Bill Driscoll in the race to succeed veteran congressman Norm Dicks, D-Belfair, who is retiring after 36 years. State Sen. Jim Hargrove, Rep. Kevin Van Wege and Rep. Steve Tharinger, the three Democratic legislators representing the North Olympic Peninsula in Olympia, held leads over their challengers.
Statewide Cantwell 892,680 Baumgartner 601,780 Clallam County Cantwell 14,059 Baumgartner 12,232 Jefferson County Cantwell 10,299 Baumgartner 4,792
6th Congressional District Kilmer 99,625 Driscoll 69,283 Clallam County Kilmer 13,687 Driscoll 12,291 Jefferson County Kilmer 9,715 Driscoll 4,972
58.98% 41.02% 52.69% 47.31% 66.15% 33.85%
54.78% 45.22% 47.22% 52.78%
Initiative 502 (Marijuana legalization) Statewide Yes 839,120 No 660,455 Clallam County Yes 14,614 No 11,754 Jefferson County Yes 9,824 No 5,204
55.96% 44.04% 55.42% 44.58% 65.37% 34.63%
Referendum Measure 74 (Same-sex marriage) Statewide Approved 784,951 Rejected 713,377 Clallam County Approved 12,241 Rejected 13,998 Jefferson County Approved 9,471 Rejected 5,531
52.39% 47.61% 46.65% 53.35% 63.13% 36.87%
Additional state offices, state and regional judicial and ballot-measure results at www.vote.wa.gov.
Statewide Inslee 772,917 McKenna 722,663 Clallam County Inslee 12,373 McKenna 13,888 Jefferson County Inslee 9,381 McKenna 5,677
51.68% 48.32% 47.12% 52.88% 62.30% 37.70%
State senator 24th Legislative District Hargrove 18,046 Carter 8,203 Clallam County Hargrove 15,460 Carter 9,423 Jefferson County Hargrove 10,066 Carter 4,295
68.75% 31.25% 62.13% 37.87% 70.09% 29.91%
Position 1 24th Legislative District Van De Wege 17,300 Durgan 8,372 Clallam County Van De Wege 15,067 Durgan 9,737 Jefferson County Van De Wege 10,133 Durgan 4,096
County Commissioner District 2 (elected countywide) Chapman 15,290 61.64% Roth 9,516 38.36%
Superior Court Judge, Position 1 (elected countywide) Rohrer 12,210 Melly 9,544
Public Utility District Commissioner, District 3 (elected district-wide) Simpson 9,897 57.71% Kelly 7,252 42.29%
County Commissioner 67.39% 32.61% 60.74% 39.26% 71.21% 28.79%
District 1 (elected countywide) Johnson 8,705 60.16% Masci 5,765 39.84% District 2 (elected countywide) Sullivan 8,423 58.58% Thomas 5,956 41.42%
Superior Court Position 2 24th Legislative District Tharinger 16,303 Gale 9,761 Clallam County Tharinger 13,746 Gale 11,806 Jefferson County Tharinger 9,606 Gale 4,808
Judge, Position 1 (elected countywide) Harper 8,337 Bierbaum 5,351
Proposition 1 (Coyle)
(Parks and recreation tax levy) Yes 142 56.80% No 108 43.20%
Proposition 1 (Brinnon)
(Restrictions on raising taxes) Statewide Yes 924,638 64.06% No 518,762 35.94% Clallam County Yes 17,912 69.89% No 7,716 30.11% Jefferson County Yes 7,891 54.19% No 6,672 45.81%
(Creating parks, recreation district) Approved 415 60.14% Rejected 275 39.86% Additional Brinnon results including proposed Parks and Recreation District No. 2 board voting at www. vote.wa.gov/results/current/jefferson.
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Newsmakers Celebrity scoop ■ By The Associated Press
Country star involved in bus accident COUNTRY SINGER SAMMY Kershaw is thankful to be alive after his tour bus was struck by another vehicle. It happened Friday in Nocona, Texas. The impact caused major damKershaw age to the bus, and the car was destroyed. The driver of the car was hospitalized with injuries. Kershaw and the nine members of his band and crew were shaken and sore but not seriously hurt. In a statement, Kershaw said, “Buses and cars can be replaced, but people can’t.” No one died, but Kershaw said it could’ve gone
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the other way. He believes they had “a guardian angel.” Kershaw has not canceled any concerts. Kershaw scored major
Actress and businesswoman Daisy Fuentes is the narrator of “EMPUJ3,” a new series that debuts Sunday on channel Tr3s and which follows three young Latinos who, in order to improve their general health and physical condition, receive counseling from famous athletes.
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hits in the early ’90s, including “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” and “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore.” He has sold more than 5 million albums.
MONDAY’S QUESTION: Who manages the money in your household? Husband
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ELLIOTT CARTER, 103, a classical composer whose challenging, rhythmically complex works earned him widespread admiration and two Pulitzer Prizes, died Monday in New York. His music publishing company, Boosey & Hawkes, called him an “iconic American Mr. Carter composer.” in 1960 It didn’t give the cause of his death. In a 1992 Associated Press interview, Mr. Carter described his works as “music that asks to be listened to in a concentrated way and listened to with a great deal of attention.” The complex way the instruments interact in his compositions created drama for listeners who made the effort to understand them, but it made them difficult for orchestras to learn. He said he tried to give each of the musicians individuality within the context of a comprehensible whole. When the first National Medal of Arts awards were given in 1985, Mr. Carter was one of 10 people honored, along with such legends as Martha Graham, Ralph Ellison and Georgia O’Keeffe.
_________ JIM FLICK, 82, a golf instructor for more than 50 years whose clients included Tom Lehman and Jack Nicklaus upon joining the Champions Tour, died Monday of pancreatic cancer in Carlsbad, Calif., his
family said. Mr. Flick taught golf in 23 countries and directed programs such as Golf Digest’s Schools and ESPN Golf Schools. He was director of instruction at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz., for 20 years and wrote five books, the most recent one being Jack Nicklaus, Simply the Best. A native of Bedford, Ind., Mr. Flick began playing golf at age 10. He attended Wake Forest on a basketball scholarship and roomed six months of his sophomore year with Arnold Palmer, who was a junior. Mr. Flick turned pro after he graduated in 1952 and tried tournament golf until realizing his career was in teaching. Mr. Flick was PGA Teacher of the Year in 1988, and he was inducted into the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame and the Southern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame in 2002. Golf World magazine selected him as one of the top 10 teachers of the 20th century.
_________ TERI SHIELDS, 79, the mother of actress and model Brooke Shields, died last week in New York City, according to Jill Fritzo, a spokeswoman for Brooke Shields. The New York Times reported that Mrs. Shields died following a long illness related to dementia. Mrs. Shields started promoting her daughter as an actress and model when she was still an infant and managed her until her 20s. Mrs. Shields described
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1937 (75 years ago) The Black Ball Line, which provides freight and passenger service out of Port Angeles and Port Townsend as well as the ferries on Puget Sound, has purchased six fast dieselelectric ferries from the Southern Pacific Golden Gate Ferry Co. in San Francisco. The opening of the Golden Gate and San Francisco-Oakland Bay bridges made the 10-year-old ferries available, said Capt. Alexander M. Peabody, president of the Black Ball Line. In line with long-established Black Ball custom, the Golden Age, Golden Bear, Golden Poppy, Golden State, Golden Shore and Golden West will be given Native American names after they are brought to Seattle for refurbishing.
1962 (50 years ago) All incumbent Clallam County Democrats won re-
election yesterday, as did Republican incumbent Sheriff Robert Polhamus. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Jack Westland, R-Everett, also were re-elected. Voters in School District 21 (Port Angeles vicinity) approved a bond issue to provide matching funds for a new Peninsula College campus and additional rooms at Stevens Junior High School.
after the unionized teachers began refusing to work outside their normal eight-hour day to illustrate their stance that they should be compensated for after-school responsibilities, threatening homecoming activities this weekend. Part of the new agreement is for after-school compensation. The union now must vote on the tentative contract.
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A tentative contract agreement was reached between negotiators for the Sequim Education Association and the Sequim School District. The pact came just a day
Laugh Lines THANK GOODNESS THE election’s finally over. Now we can get started on the recount. Jimmy Fallon
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, the 312th day of 2012. There are 54 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: ■ On Nov. 7, 1972, President Richard Nixon was re-elected in a landslide over Democrat George McGovern. In 1947, Washington state’s original Tacoma Narrows Bridge, nicknamed “Galloping Gertie,” collapsed into Puget Sound during a windstorm. On this date: ■ In 1811, U.S. forces led by Indiana Territory Gov. William Henry Harrison defeated warriors from Tecumseh’s Confederacy in the Battle of Tippecanoe. ■ In 1862, during the Civil War,
President Abraham Lincoln replaced replace Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac with Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside. ■ In 1912, black boxing champion Jack Johnson was indicted in Chicago for allegedly violating the Mann Act with a white woman, Belle Schreiber. Johnson was convicted and sentenced to a year in prison; he fled the U.S., later returning to serve his term. ■ In 1916, Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman elected to Congress. ■ In 1917, Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alex-
ander Kerensky. ■ In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Thomas E. Dewey. ■ In 1962, Republican Richard Nixon, having lost California’s gubernatorial race, held what he called his “last press conference,” telling reporters, “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.” Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, 78, died in New York City. ■ In 1973, Congress overrode President Richard Nixon’s veto of the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive’s power to wage war without congressional approval. ■ Ten years ago: In his first news conference since the midterm
elections, President George W. Bush, charting an agenda for the new Republican Congress, said homeland security came first and that an economic-recovery plan with new tax cuts would wait until the next year. ■ Five years ago: An 18-yearold gunman opened fire at his high school in Tuusula, Finland, killing seven other students and the principal before taking his own life. ■ One year ago: A jury in Los Angeles convicted Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray, of involuntary manslaughter for supplying a powerful anesthetic implicated in the entertainer’s 2009 death; he was sentenced to four years in jail.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Mich. suspect arrested after shooting spree WIXOM, Mich. — Police who arrested a suspect in a Michigan shooting spree that began Oct. 16 and targeted moving cars were led to the man’s home based on one of thousands of tips, authorities said Tuesday. The suspect was taken into custody Monday night in Wixom, the Detroit suburb where the shootings began. “Why did he do it? I don’t know. I don’t know if we’ll ever know,” said Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth, calling the attacks “domestic terrorism.” The task force said the man drove a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect’s car provided by a shooting victim. At least one gun was seized, said Donald Dawkins, Detroit spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The man had not been charged by Tuesday afternoon, and it was not clear when charges might be filed. The targets in the 24 reported incidents were mostly cars traveling on roads near Interstate 96.
Firefighters received a report of an explosion at the care facility in Durham Regional Hospital about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they found no evidence of an explosion, and the hospital sprinkler system had put out the fire. Hospital marketing director Kellie Peacock said the fire occurred on the building’s sixth floor, which is leased by Select Specialty Hospital, a long-term care facility.
GM trade secret trial
DETROIT — A former General Motors engineer and her husband stole trade secrets of the automaker’s related to hybrid technology to help develop such vehicles in China, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday at the start of their trial. Shanshan Du, the ex-GM employee, allegedly copied private information on the motor control of hybrids and gave documents to her husband, Yu Qin. Qin used the confidential data to seek business ventures or employment with GM’s competitors, including the Chinese automaker Chery Automobile, the U.S. said. General Motors contends the stolen secrets are worth more than $40 million, prosecutors said. “This case is about theft as well as deceit,” prosecutor 1 dead in hospital fire Michael Martin said in federal court in opening statements. DURHAM, N.C. — Officials The defendants’ lawyers said said one patient has been killed the items were “completely useand three employees injured in a fire at a long-term care unit at less” for other companies. a North Carolina hospital. The Associated Press
Briefly: World Russian leader fires country’s defense chief MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin fired the country’s defense minister Tuesday, two weeks after a criminal probe began into alleged fraud in the sell-off of military assets. Anatoly Serdyukov has been widely unpopular in the ranks because of his reforms that radically cut the number of military Serdyukov officers and army units, but Putin had backed him in the past. Putin made the announcement in a meeting with Moscow regional governor Sergei Shoigu, whom he appointed as the new minister. Putin’s comments seemed to connect the decision to a probe announced by the country’s top investigative agency last month into the sale of military assets, including real estate, at prices far below market value. The Investigative Committee said the state suffered damages of $95 million in just a few cases.
cus on Tuesday, the state news agency said, as the international envoy for Syria warned the country could become another Somalia. Mohammed Osama Laham, brother of Parliament Speaker Jihad Laham, became the latest victim of a wave of assassinations targeting Syrian officials, army officers and other prominent supporters of President Bashar Assad’s regime. Four of the leader’s top security officials were killed in a rebel bombing on the state security headquarters in Damascus in July. Laham was gunned down in the Damascus neighborhood of Midan, the SANA state news agency said.
Iraqi car bomb kills 33
BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber driving a car that was packed with explosives detonated the vehicle near an Iraqi military base as soldiers changed shifts north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 33 people and wounding 56, authorities said. The blast struck around midday as troops were leaving the base in Taji, north of the capital, police said. Twenty-two soldiers were among the dead. Several vehicles were damaged. The casualty toll was high because the attacker blew up the car while large numbers of Official’s brother slain soldiers were walking to and from a parking area for waiting BEIRUT — Gunmen killed minibuses that take them to the brother of Syria’s parliament speaker in a hail of bullets work, officials said. as he drove to work in DamasThe Associated Press
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Residents of a flood-wrecked home in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., offer encouragement as a nor’easter takes aim at the shore today, raising fears of more damage.
Getting past Sandy, and onto next storm toloking had to cast their ballots due to damage in their hometowns, where many still have no power eight days after Sandy pummeled the shore. With temperatures dropping THE ASSOCIATED PRESS into the 30s overnight, people in NEW YORK — More than a dark, unheated homes were urged million people remained without to go to shelters. power Tuesday, as forecasters said a nor’easter headed to the Voluntary evacuations region today could bring 50-mph Mayor Michael Bloomberg was winds, an inch of rain and a storm asking people to leave low-lying surge of 3 feet. areas ahead of today’s storm. The storm news didn’t deter He was closing parks, playvoters in the most battered areas, grounds and beaches, and propwith heavy turnout in New York erty owners were ordered to and New Jersey. secure construction sites. Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave disAlso in anticipation of the new placed New Yorkers the right to storm, airlines again were looking vote at any state polling place. at canceling flights in and out of Lines were long in Point Pleas- the Northeast. ant, N.J., where residents from United Airlines grounded the Jersey Shore communities of about 500 flights from noon today Point Pleasant Beach and Man- and noon Thursday out of Newark
Stricken region hunkers down
Liberty, John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports. Many United passengers were automatically rebooked on other flights to their destination, connecting through those hubs. Passengers can rebook themselves on other flights without paying the usual change fees. Delta Air Lines and US Airways also issued fee change waivers, while American Airlines had an existing waiver for this week related to Sandy Meanwhile, MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, a retail data service, said Sandy knocked nearly $4 billion off retail sales last week in the hard-hit Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region, nearly 20 percent of the usual total. “This was a significant negative event for the region,” said Michael McNamara, vice president of research and analysis.
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FRESNO, Calif. — A parolee who worked at a California chicken-processing plant opened fire at the business Tuesday, killing two people and wounding two others before taking his own life, authorities said. Police said they didn’t know what prompted the attack by Lawrence Jones, 42, midway through his shift at Apple Valley Farms, though other workers told police he did not appear to be himself when he arrived at work.
‘Maybe was building up’ “There was something that must have provoked this incident, perhaps that occurred today or maybe was building up to today,” Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. Jones had an extensive criminal history, Dyer said without elaborating. Police had Jones’ home on lockdown. They were searching to see if there were other victims.
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A woman cries outside the Apple Valley Farms plant in Fresno, Calif., on Tuesday. He arrived at work just before 5 a.m. About 3½ hours into his shift, he pulled out a handgun and began firing, Dyer said. About 30 employees witnessed the shooting. Officers found Jones with a gunshot wound to the head and a
32-year-old woman bleeding from a wound to her lower back outside the business. She was in stable condition, Dyer said. Three people were found shot inside. One was pronounced dead at the scene. Jones and another victim were pronounced dead later. The company was established in 2005, according to online business records. A call to the company went to a voice-mail recording that said “due to an emergency, we are closed for the day.” News media and onlookers were kept several blocks from the plant by police, dozens of whom swarmed the area. Joe Martinez, 45, told the Fresno Bee that he was in the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant when he heard a loud pop that he initially thought was a car backfiring. Then he looked to the north and saw a man on the ground with two people standing over him.
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West: Court upholds sale of polygamous sect’s assets
Nation: Day-care owner’s lawyer blames fire on stove
World: Bolivian official returns tiny mummy to Peru
World: South African bills debut with Mandela image
A FEDERAL APPEALS court has ruled that a polygamist sect on the Utah-Arizona border waited too long to challenge a court-ordered takeover, clearing the way for state authorities to break up a church trust and sell assets, including homes, businesses and farms. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a federal judge in Salt Lake City, who ruled nearly two years ago that Utah’s takeover violated the constitutional rights of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Utah seized the trust amid rumors of mismanagement by church officials, including jailed leader Warren Jeffs.
THE BRAND OF stove at the center of a fire at a Texas home day care that killed four children and hurt three was known to be problematic, an engineering expert told jurors Tuesday in the murder trial of the facility’s owner. Attorneys for Jessica Tata are trying to use the expert’s testimony to bolster their claims that the deadly blaze might have been sparked by a malfunctioning stove made by Electrolux and not by anything she did. Prosecutors said the blaze began after oil in a pan ignited on a burner Tata had left on. They also contend she had left seven children she was caring for alone at her home to go shopping.
THE MUMMIFIED TODDLER seized from antiquities traffickers is at least 700 years old and sits, spine curved forward, only about a foot tall. It was welcomed back to Peru on Tuesday as a sort of celebrity “This small package,” Culture Minister Luis Peirano told reporters, “is just a sample of . . . the violation of our patrimony and all our inheritance.” Police in neighboring Bolivia seized it two years ago as a Bolivian citizen tried to ship it to an address in Compiegne, France, in a cardboard box. Bolivia’s culture minister, Pablo Groux, formally handed it over to Peru at a news conference Tuesday.
NEW SOUTH AFRICAN banknotes featuring the image of former president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela are going into circulation. Reserve Bank Gov. Gill Marcus made the first purchase using the new rand notes at a small shop in Pretoria on Tuesday. Marcus said the country tries to upgrade its notes every seven years for security reasons as technologies change. The new 10-, 20-, 50-, 100- and 200-rand banknotes feature Mandela’s image on one side, and the other side maintains the Big Five animals that already graced the bills.
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Status quo in split Congress GOP holds House lead; Dems maintain Senate THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — A barrage of negative ads, more than $2 billion in spending and endless campaign stops all come down to this: Americans likely will elect a Congress as divided as the one they’ve been ranting about for two years. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is poised to wield the gavel again. With more than half of the 435 House races called by The Associated Press, Republicans had won 151 seats and were leading in 53 more. Democrats had taken 89 districts and led in 56 others. There were an additional 20 seats in Western states where Republican incumbents were not facing serious challenges. A party needs 218 seats to control the House. Even before renewed GOP control was clinched, Boehner — reelected to his seat without opposition — claimed victory and laid down a marker for upcoming battles in Congress.
“The American people want solutions, and tonight they responded by renewing our House Republican majority,” he said at a gathering of Republicans in Washington. “The American people also made clear there’s no mandate for raising tax rates.”
Senate Democrats Majority Democrats snatched Republican-held Senate seats in Indiana and Massachusetts on Tuesday, complicating the GOP’s uphill effort to take control of the Senate. Independent Angus King won the GOP Senate seat in Maine to add a dose of uncertainty to the fierce fight for the majority. Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly edged out tea party-backed Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock in a race rocked by the THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican candidate’s clumsy comment that pregnancy result- Election workers in Queens, N.Y., help a voter, right, finalize his ballot affidavit Tuesday ing from rape is “something God at a consolidated polling station for residents of the storm-ravaged New York borough. Only emergency power — and a flashlight — were available. intended.”
President: Economy deemed top issue said it was stagnant or getting worse more than four years after the near-collapse of 2008. The survey was conducted for The Associated Press and a group of television networks. Democrats got off to a quick start in their bid to renew their Senate majority, capturing seats in Indiana and Massachusetts now in Republican hands. In Maine, independent former Gov. Angus King was elected to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Olympia Snowe. He has not yet said
which party he will side with, but Republicans attacked him in television advertising during the race, and Democrats rushed to his cause. Polls were still open in much of the country as the two rivals began claiming the spoils of a brawl of an election in a year in which the struggling economy put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. The president was in Chicago as he awaited the voters’ verdict on his four years in office.
CONTINUED FROM A1 or 49 percent. Obama had 45 million, also 49 percent, with 65 perUltimately, the result of the cent of precincts tallied. brawl of an election campaign But Obama’s laser-like focus on appeared likely to be the political battleground states gave him the status quo. Democrats won two majority in the electoral vote, more years of control of the Sen- where it mattered most. He had ate, and Republicans were on track 284, or 14 more than needed for to do likewise in the House. victory. Romney had 200. Romney was in Massachusetts, Yet to be settled were battlehis long and grueling bid for the grounds in Florida, Virginia and presidency at an unsuccessful end. Nevada. The election emerged as a The two rivals were close in the choice between two very different popular vote. Romney had 45.2 million votes, visions of government — whether
it occupies a major, front-row place in American lives or is in the background as a less-obtrusive facilitator for private enterprise and entrepreneurship. The economy was rated the top issue by about 60 percent of voters surveyed as they left their polling places. But more said former President George W. Bush bore responsibility for current circumstances than Obama did after nearly four years in office. About 4 in 10 said the economy is on the mend, but more than that
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OLYMPIA — Jay Inslee had a narrow lead over Rob McKenna in the first round of ballot-counting in the state’s nationally watched gubernatorial race. But aides to both Inslee, Democrat and a former congressman, and McKenna, Republican and state attorney general, said Tuesday night it was likely the winner won’t be known until the end of the week, when more ballots are counted in the state’s all-mail election. “I think it’s a reasonable assumption both campaigns will continue into Wednesday and possibly Thursday,” said Sterling Clifford, Inslee’s communications director. First vote counts Tuesday night also indicated close races for other high-profile ballot measures — a referendum that would legalize same-sex marriage and initiatives that would allow the sale and recreational use of marijuana and permit charter schools. At the top of the ticket, Presudent Barack Obama had the lead in his battle over Washington’s 12 electoral votes with Mitt Romney for the White House. The election’s final results also will determine a range of other matters, including state offices and which party will have control of the state Senate.
Friday counts Elections officials estimated that 60 percent of ballots cast would be counted statewide Tuesday night, with 90 percent counted by the end of the week. Counties began reporting results after 8 p.m. Mail-in ballots in the state only have to be postmarked by Nov. 6. Hundreds of thousands of
ballots will arrive at auditors’ offices today and Thursday. The gubernatorial contest has drawn national attention from both parties, with Republicans seeking to win the leadership post for the first time in 32 years. Races on Washington’s ballot has led to about $157 million in spending — about 20 percent more than the 2008 elections. Referendum 74 asks voters to either approve or reject a gay marriage law passed by the Legislature this year — the law is on hold, pending the election results. Washington is one of three states — Maryland and Maine are the others — in which voters are deciding whether to legalize same-sex marriage. Washington also is one of three states, along with Oregon and Colorado, in which voters are considering whether to approve marijuana for recreational use. Initiative 502 would legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for those over age 21 and set up a system of licensed marijuana growers, processors and retail stores. Others noted that marijuana is still illegal under federal law, setting up a potential legal battle. Initiative 1240 would open as many as 40 of the independent schools over five years, providing more flexibility in how to teach kids.
to easy Senate re-election CONTINUED FROM A1 U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Mountlake Terrace, who is seeking a third six-year term, held an overwhelming lead over challenger Michael Baumgartner, a first-term Republican state senator from the Spokane area. The Clallam County Auditor’s Office counted 26,870 ballots Tuesday night; 47,157 ballots had been mailed out last month. The office had 5,481 ballots on hand but not yet counted for a voter turnout as of Tuesday of 32,351, or 65.6 percent. Auditor Patty Rosand expects about 8,000 mail ballots to arrive before the next count at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Rosand predicted a final voter turnout of 86 percent. “Congratulations to Maggie on a great race,” Chapman said at the Clallam County Courthouse on Tuesday night. “I appreciate how the voters voted.” He said it would be “a honor and a privilege” to serve as a commissioner for another term.
Judge, commissioner Chapman, an independent, is seeking his fourth four-year term as the District 2 (Port Angeles area) commissioner on the threemember board of commissioners. Chapman, 48, had 15,290 votes, or 61.64 percent, to 9,516 votes, or 38.36 percent, for Roth, 58, a Republican. Both live in Port Angeles. It was the second try by the Roth family to defeat Chapman — he beat her husband, Terry, in the 2008 election. Rohrer, 54 and District Court judge in Forks, had 12,210 votes, or 56.13 percent, to 9,544 votes, or 43.87 percent, for Melly, 61, the Clallam County hearing examiner, in their race to succeed retiring Ken Williams as one of the county’s three Superior Court judges. In their race for the six-year
position on the PUD board, Simpson had 9,897 votes, or 57.71 percent. Kelly had 7,252 votes, or 42.29 percent. Simpson, 70, is the owner/ manager of Angeles Electric Inc. since 1974 and has been Clallam PUD commissioner since 1985. Kelly, 55, is the manager of the Dry Creek Water Association and a Port Angeles School Board member. This is her second try against Simpson. He defeated her in 2006.
Congress, legislature Kilmer, 38, D-Gig Harbor, had 99,625 votes, or 58.98 percent, while Driscoll, 50, of Tacoma, had 69,283 votes, or 41.02 percent, in early voter tallies for the 6th Congressional District. Kilmer won Dicks’ endorsement early in the campaign. The district encompasses the Olympic Peninsula — including Jefferson and Clallam counties — most of the Kitsap Peninsula and most of the city of Tacoma. In the 24th District state legislative races, Hargrove, 59, of Hoquiam, who is seeking a fifth four-year term, led Larry Carter, 64, of Port Ludlow — who has no party preference — with 18,046 votes district-wide, or 68.75 percent to 8,203 votes, or 31.25 percent.
Van De Wege, 38, of Sequim, who is seeking a third two-year term, received 17,300 votes district-wide, or 67.39 perRohrer cent, while Craig Durgan, 55, an independent, garnered 8,372 votes, or 32.61 percent. In his bid for a second two-year term, Tharinger, 63, of Sequim, had 16,303 votes district-wide, or 62.55 percent, to 9,761 votes, or 37.45 percent, for Republican Steve Gale, 45, also of Sequim. The 24th District encompasses Clallam and Jefferson counties and two-thirds of Grays Harbor County. The three Democratic incumbents raised $212,337 of the $230,574 collected by all the candidates— much of it from political action committees — that were filed as of Oct. 22 with the state Public Disclosure Commission. Hargrove raised $93,208 while Carter raised $12,935. Tharinger raised $53,951. Gale raised $5,302. Van De Wege, raised $65,178. Durgan, who won 18 percent of the primary election vote as a write-in candidate, said he purposely didn’t raise a cent — though he said last week he did receive a $25 contribution he had yet to cash. Van De Wege, a firefighterparamedic with Clallam County Fire District No. 3, said he has designated more than half of his contributions to the Democratic Party.
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Ex-death row inmate to transfer to Shelton Accused killer to be swapped for state prisoner BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Accused double-murderer and former death row inmate Darold R. Stenson will be transferred from the Clallam County jail to the state prison in Shelton after his next court appearance Thursday. The impending transfer is the result of a special contract the three county commissioners approved with the state Department of Corrections on Tuesday. The county and the DOC will split the $600-per-day transportation cost on the rare occasions that Stenson appears in Clallam County Superior Court. Stenson, 59, will be swapped for a state prisoner until his trial begins March 4. He is being held without bail. “What it represents in terms of expense is it’s a one-for-one day trade,” said Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict while introducing the contract Monday. “We handle DOC prisoners. Usually, we charge them 70 bucks a day, or $75, whatever the going rate is. What will happen is that we’ll offset that. “In other words, they won’t pay us for one of their prisoners they have here,” Benedict said. Jail Superintendent Ron Sukert said Stenson will be moved to the Washington Corrections Center in Shel-
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Piers that reinforced the railroad tracks that once traversed Railroad Avenue on the Port Angeles waterfront are exposed, above, as workers with Primo Construction Co. of Carlsborg continue to excavate during the first phase of the city’s waterfront redevelopment project. Although work on the $3.9 million esplanade’s first phase began Oct. 8, city officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday. Below from left are City Manager Dan McKeen, City Council members Brooke Nelson and Patrick Downie, Community and Economic Director Nathan West, Mayor Cherie Kidd and waterfront project architect Bill Grimes of Studio Cascade Inc. of Spokane.
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SEATTLE — Police detectives are investigating an overnight burglary at the Seattle headquarters of the state Democrat Party. It was reported at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday by someone arriving for work who
found a broken window and open door. Officers searched the building and area for suspects and found none. It’s not yet known what was taken. Spokesman Mark Jamieson said there was no immediate indication of a political motivation. He called it a
ton sometime after his next c o u r t appearance at 10 a.m. Thursday. Judge Ken Wil- Stenson liams is expected to rule Thursday on Stenson’s placement and the clothing he wears to pretrial hearings. His lawyers have argued that he should be allowed to wear a suit rather than jail-issue garb. The county and DOC routinely trade inmates, but Stenson doesn’t fall under the regular contract because he no longer is considered a state prisoner. His 1994 conviction was overturned by the state Supreme Court in May. It found that Stenson’s rights were violated because prosecutors did not provide photographs and FBI lab notes to his lawyers until 2009. Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Deb Kelly recharged Stenson with two counts of first-degree aggravated murder in July and has said she intends to seek the death penalty again.
The voluntary contract between the county and the state can be ended by either party for any reason. Clallam County Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols said his office has been working with the defense team and the court on the transfer. “The reason we’re acting on this is that it’s a convenience to both the defense and the prosecution,” Benedict added. “In the end, it will cost the taxpayers a little bit less with this relationship because we’re not paying his attorneys an aggregate of $450 an hour to drive from Shelton, or wherever they’re at, to Clallam County.”
From county to state Defense attorney Sherilyn Peterson filed an Oct. 5 motion to move Stenson from the 120-bed county jail to the 1,268-man state holding facility in Shelton. Peterson said Stenson’s medical needs were not being met in Port Angeles. Williams has since ruled that his medical needs were being met here. “The movement is not about medical,” Benedict said. Nichols added: “This is at the convenience of the defense team in large part. “As an aside collateral consequence, I think it might save the county a few bucks, which is never a bad thing,” Nichols said.
Stenson, who has maintained his innocence, is charged in the shooting deaths of his wife, Denise, and business partner, Frank Hoerner, at his bird farm southwest of Sequim in 1993. “The real issue is that he ________ is an unsentenced confinee at this point, if you will, Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be since his sentence was com- reached at 360-452-2345, ext. pletely vacated,” Benedict 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsula said. dailynews.com.
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Concert to benefit Razing PT school programs of site BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” Some of Port Townsendâ€™s best-known musical voices will come together Friday in a benefit for programs at Blue Heron Middle School. â€œSchools have lost funding in the last few years, and a lot of things wonâ€™t happen without our help,â€? said Blue Heron PTA fundraising coordinator Heather Taracka, who is organizing the benefit. â€œWeâ€™ve paid for a lot of programs and activities, and we want to keep that going.â€? PT Palooza begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and are available either at the door or at Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St., Port Townsend. Featured performers are Simon Lynge, George Rezendes, Jenna Marit, Aimee Ringle, Sue Logg and Ahmad and Kreea Baabahar. Each artist will play three or four songs, and there will be some musical collaborations, Rezendes said. In addition to the music, several area artists have donated original pieces that will be raffled off. Taracka said the event
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â€œItâ€™s a rewarding pastime and can be a serious hobby for people well into their old age,â€? he said. â€œPeople still play music in their 80s and 90s long after they have stopped playing sports.â€? Taracka said the PTA has established a permanent fundraising role for Blue Heron since it is considered unlikely that state funding will be restored. She said a concert is an effective fundraising tool, more so than running a bake sale or going door to door. â€œI donâ€™t like sending kids door to door to sell stuff that people donâ€™t need,â€? Taracka said. â€œMost people buy from the kids because they feel bad and want to contribute to the school, and the kids hit up the same people over and over again. â€œSo going to a concert is a good way to raise money because you reach different people, and they get value for their money: a nice night out listening to some very good music.â€? For more information about the Blue Heron PTA, visit http://tinyurl.com/ bfeuthp.
Fences to remain at Forks corner gutted by blaze BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
will be the PTAâ€™s major fundraiser this year, and she hopes to raise $4,000. The venue has a 200-seat capacity, and Taracka said she â€œis hoping for a sellout.â€? She said the PTA took in around $8,000 last year and currently has $2,000 in the bank. The PTA receives requests from teachers to provide books and school supplies, and pay for events, such as annual visits from the Pacific Science Center. Music programs also will benefit. â€œMusic programs are ________ very important in schools because, even if you never Jefferson County Reporter Chardo it for a living, music can lie Bermant can be reached at 360give you a lifetime of plea- 385-2335 or at charlie.bermant@ peninsuladailynews.com. sure,â€? Rezendes said.
Deployed nurse details Sandyâ€™s savage impact BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Registered nurse Denise Bergeron of Port Angeles, one of a dozen Red Cross volunteers deployed to the East Coast, told about devastation from superstorm Sandy in a weekend email. Bergeron is among the trained volunteers with the Olympic Peninsula chapter of the American Red Cross who went to the East Coast last week. She and Frank Keener, also of Port Angeles, are assisting at Red Cross emergency shelters in New York state. Sandy, which began as a hurricane and merged with two storms to become a â€œsuperstorm,â€? hit the East Coast on Oct. 29. As of Tuesday, the U.S. death toll was more than 100 in 10 states, and more than 1 million homes remained without power as temperatures dropped in the 30s and a norâ€™easter headed for the area today. â€œAs you can imagine in
most places in a radius to New York City are completely devastated and in the dark,â€? Bergeron said in a Saturday email to her father, Bud Critchfield. Potentially tens of thousands of people have been left homeless by the storm, The Associated Press said, adding that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has dispensed close to $200 million in emergency housing assistance and has put 34,000 people in New York and New Jersey up in hotels and motels. Bergeron said she was sent to a â€œfunctional needsâ€? shelter in Sullivan County â€” a shelter that houses people who were discharged from area hospitals, she said. She expected to be relocated to Long Island on Sunday and, with the local fire departments and utility companies outreach services, begin with searchand-rescue and recovery in outlying areas not already canvassed by volunteers, she said. Peninsula volunteers cur-
rently are spread across much of the disaster area. Colin Anable of Nordland; Shirley Williams, Don Dybeck and Diane Bommer of Port Townsend; Roger Drake and Ryan Ollerman of Port Angeles; and Zane Beall of Sequim were sent to New Jersey. Wayne Foth of Sekiu and Betty Hendricks and Janet Parris of Port Angeles were sent to White Plains, N.Y., said Michelle Kelley, executive director of the Olympic Peninsula chapter of the Red Cross, which serves Clallam and Jefferson counties. Deployments are generally two to three weeks long, according to Stephanie Gruss, Red Cross spokeswoman. Donations can be made by visiting www.redcross. org, phoning 800-733-2767, texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or sent to the Olympic Peninsula chapter at P.O. Box 188, Carlsborg, WA 98324, or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.
FORKS â€” Clallam County Fire District No. 1 Chief Phil Arbeiter expects a charred corner in downtown Forks to remain fenced, secured and undemolished through Thanksgiving, he said Tuesday. Tuesday night at their regular drill session, the 15-18 firefighters from the districtâ€™s Forks and Beaver stations who took part in quelling the towering early morning Oct. 29 blaze were to write their accounts of the fire, Arbeiter said. The inferno gutted â€” without injuries â€” the former International Order of Odd Fellows hall at 35 N. Forks Ave. and the empty former Dazzled by Twilight souvenir store at the corner of North Forks Avenue and Division Street. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which determined that the fire appears to have started in an electrical conduit, will review the reports before releasing its own assessment of the blaze. â€œI donâ€™t think theyâ€™re going to do anything until they get the stuff from us,â€? Arbeiter said, estimating that might happen until later this week. â€œI have no idea how long it will take the ATF crew to put this together,â€? he said. â€œOnce we give it to them, that will give us some idea of how long it will takeâ€? before the buildings are demolished, he said.
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Balloons, flowers and a photo of the former International Order of Odd Fellows hall are among mementos left at the corner of East Division Street and Forks Avenue, where an early morning blaze Oct. 29 gutted the downtown building.
it,â€? he said. After a tour of the fire scene last week, the ATF said the fire appeared to have started when water compromised an electrical conduit on the first floor of the former IOOF hall. The second floor was home to the Rainforest Art Center, which leased the building from the city for $1 a year, and included a ballroom that doubled as a 150seat theater. A new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system was installed a few months ago, art center spokesman Michael Gurling said in an earlier interview. Also destroyed was the 21-year-old Tienda Latina Latin American grocery store, leaving manager Luis Perez and his wife jobless. The store that had housed Dazzled by Twilight â€” which used as its theme the popular Twilight novel series â€” and, before that, the Fern Gallery and Olympic Pharmacy, was vacant when the fire was reported Demolition perhaps at 3:45 a.m. Oct. 29. It was Arbeiter said there is a extinguished by 6:30 that â€œgood probabilityâ€? demoli- same morning. tion wonâ€™t occur until after Thanksgiving. Insurance â€œKnowing how these â€œItâ€™s mostly up to the things work, I would almost say that thereâ€™s a good prob- insurance companies and ability that if itâ€™s not being property owners as to how secured by personnel, it will fast they can get going on still be fenced off and have the cleanup once the insurthe no-trespassing signs on ance companies get done
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PORT ANGELES â€” Port Angeles resident and Gold Star Mother Betsy Reed Schultz will be the featured speaker at the Clallam County Veterans Associationâ€™s 2012 Veterans Day ceremony at Coast Guard Air
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with it,â€? Arbeiter said. The IOOF building was insured by the city for $3.7 million. Insurance investigators for parties with interests in the buildings are expected to arrive in Forks on Tuesday to begin an origins-andcause investigation, City Attorney Rod Fleck said. â€œUnder their rules, they donâ€™t accept verbatim what ATF says,â€? Fleck said. He could not give an estimate on when demolition might take place. â€œIt depends on how long the origins-and-cause investigation takes them, and then we have to get a contractor out,â€? Fleck said. Permits also will be required for demolition, he said. The city suggested moving items that need testing to a mutually agreed-upon location so the site can be turned over to a contractor, Fleck said. â€œThey keep telling us it depends on what we find, it depends on what happens,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™ve had little control over this because we have to respect everyoneâ€™s property rights and interests they have, including their insurance interests.â€?
decorated Green Beret, was killed May 29, 2011,along with two members of his Army s p e c i a l Reed Schultz forces team when the Humvee in which they were riding was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Membership in the Gold Star Mothers is open to any American woman who has lost a son or daughter in service to the United States. Reed Schultz is in the process of converting the former Tudor Inn Bed & Breakfast into the Captain Joseph House, a place â€œto provide comfort and a home away from home for the families of the fallen.â€? Visitors must have photo identification available at the entry checkpoint. All veteran organization flags will be posted prior to the start of the ceremony. Any organization desiring to have its flag posted must do so no later than 9:45 a.m. Sunday. A reception and barbecue sponsored by the Clallam County Veterans Association will follow the ceremony at the Clallam County Veterans Center, 216 S. Francis St. For more information, phone Tammy Sullenger at 360-417-2383.
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Horse academy takes off in Sequim Venue offers training, care, youth activities TENDERFOOTS, TAKE HEART: Longtime Sequim resident and equestrian Sara Richerts recently opened Blue Ribbon Horse Academy, designed to teach greenhorn riders ages 17 and younger all the basics of horse knowledge and help them move up the ranks to advanced horsemanship. â€œIn addition to helping my students learn basic horse-training principles, I hope to help them learn how to succeed in the show ring at both regional and state competitions,â€? Richerts said, adding, â€œItâ€™s all about fun and horses here.â€? She has several seasoned lesson horses, though students may bring their own. She also offers horse training and full-care horse boarding. As a young equestrian, Richerts, 25, kept her horse at Olympic View Stables in Port Angeles, where she took lessons from trainer Carol Madan and was an active member of Show Stoppers 4-H. She showed in 4-H, local zone and state shows, where she won numerous first-place and blue ribbons with her horse, Dotts. As an adult, Richerts moved to San Jose, Calif., where she trained intensively with Rhonda Heiner, winner of many world championship titles. While there, Richerts won champion at the regional level, top 5 in California state and won a world championship at a Pinto World show. After several years of training and showing in both English and Western, attending clinics (such as Pat Parelliâ€™s natural horsemanship) and a year of intense training with Heiner, Richerts moved back to Sequim. She spent her first several months there instructing, hosting a summer camp for beginning and intermediate youth riders, and training horses at Olympic View Stables. There, she enjoyed reliving the memories of where she grew up and working side by side with her favorite people, stable owner Bob Mowbray and trainer Madan. In October, she opened her own business, Blue Ribbon Horse Academy, at Jeanne Johnsonâ€™s former place on Olson Road in
PENINSULA HORSEPLAY Sequim. (Jeanne moved Griffiths to Haskell, Okla., where she has a successful training business.) Already, local folks are loving her youth program. â€œIâ€™ve just started up here, and so far, Iâ€™m busier than I thought Iâ€™d be,â€? said Richerts with a smile. â€œItâ€™s really taken off.â€? She said sheâ€™d be overwhelmed with all the tasks and chores that come with running a full-care horse-boarding and training facility were it not for the abundant help of her family, barn manager Joe and boys Joe Jr. and Seth. For those who board their horse with her, the facility has both an outdoor arena and an indoor covered arena, plus itâ€™s adjacent to the DNR Cassidy Creek area, which has logging roads and trails that can be ridden year-round. Blue Ribbon Horse Academy is located at 1445 Olson Road in Sequim. For more information, phone 360-775-5084 or visit www.olypenperformancehorses. com.
Banquet On Saturday, the Olympic Peninsula Zone association is having its end-of-the-year awards dinner and ceremony at the Elks Lodge, 131 E. First St. in Port Angeles. The party starts at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m., and the award ceremony is at 7 p.m. RSVP to Manon Heistand at 360-452-5994. Heistand is also the longtime leader of the Pony Express 4-H Club. On a recent Facebook post, she commended her members for all the effort they put forth in earning their community service award: â€œI am so proud of these kids and all their hard work. Whenever people complain about the youth of today being selfish and useless I know a group of kids who are the total opposite. â€œThis is what 4-H is all about.â€?
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Sara Richerts, shown with her horse Jack, recently opened Blue Ribbon Horse Academy off Hooker Road in Sequim, where she offers riding, horse care and activities for youths. Hall Road in Agnew (360-4600515). Richey is the founder of National Mounted Police Services. SARA RICHERTS To sign up, phone Patrick at owner, Blue Ribbon Horse Academy 360-990-2572. Special pricing for Back Country Horsemen. â– Saturday-Sunday, The coach is exercise physioloNov. 17-18 â€” Dental clinic with gist Kenny Hall. The routines Dr. Richard Vetter (www. he developed for riders focus on perfequinedentistry.com) at the core stability, balance and Jefferson County Fairgrounds in strength training. Port Townsend. To attend, contact Gallagher For information or to make an at 360-457-4897. appointment, contact Betty â– Friday-Sunday, Mysak at 360-379-6931 or Nov. 16-18 â€” De-spooking and email@example.com. confidence clinic by Bill Richey â– Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Olympic View Stables on Finn Nov. 18 â€” Freedom Farm cow-
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Extravaganza set for PA businesses Patrons should expect surprises, co-planners say
participating. Petersen emphasized that retailers from all over the city will participate; the extravaganza will not be focused only on downtown as it was last year. “Anybody can play with us,” Petersen said. Lamb said she and her two co-planners have spent the past two or three months meeting with local business owners on how the extravaganza raffle promotion is a win for both customers and store owners.
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PORT ANGELES — A lucky shopper at any one of 30 Port Angeles businesses this weekend could win a $3,000 shopping spree during a celebration meant to kick off the holiday season and showcase the best of what the city’s retail establishments have to offer. Port Angeles’ 2012 Holiday Extravaganza runs this Saturday and Sunday and is meant as a thank you to the loyal, local customers that make the city’s small businesses possible, said Edna Petersen, a store owner who is one of the organizers of the event. The weekend celebration is also a chance to reacquaint residents with locally owned Port Angeles shops they might not even know exist, said Petersen, who owns Necessities & Temptations at 217 N. Laurel St., which she describes as a downtown department store. “It’s just a good opportunity to reintroduce folks to Port Angeles, what we have to offer and how cool we are,” Petersen said.
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Marilyn Lamb, owner of Cottage Queen, left, and Edna Peterson, owner of Necessities & Temptations, are among the planners for a weekend event to promote downtown Port Angeles businesses. “[Port Angeles] has with each of the stores everything from sewing donating $100 to the pot. machines to bikinis to hardThe winning entry will ware stores.” be drawn Monday morning, Petersen said, adding that a Saturday and Sunday location for the drawing The extravaganza, run- had not been determined as ning from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. of Tuesday. Petersen teamed up with Saturday and from 11 a.m. Marilyn Lamb of the Cotto 4 p.m. Sunday, will feature 30 shops across the tage Queen clothing store city where residents can at 119 W. First St. and enter to win $3,000 in gift Franni Feeley of Franni’s certificates, Petersen said, Gift Exchange at 1215 E.
Front St. to take over the reins of the celebration from the owners of The Toggery clothing store after Mary and Roy Gotham closed it last year. Last year, Petersen said she, Lamb and Feeley were able to secure $1,800 in gift certificates from 18 local businesses, and in later years, Petersen said, she hopes eventually to work up to having 100 businesses
Students in PA learn about food, growing techniques on field trip BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — A group of second- and thirdgrade Jefferson Elementary School students recently learned about growing and shopping for food from a small natural grocer and a local organic farmer during a field trip a few blocks from their school. Twenty-two students from Evan Murphy’s splitgrade class walked from Jefferson Elementary to Good to Go Natural Grocery at 1105 S. Eunice St. on Oct. 24 to tour the small store and ask owner Elizabeth Seifert about where food comes from and what goes into running a store. The students’ questions included how much food is in the store and how many hours Seifert works. Her answers: “Enough to feed a community,” and, “Eight to 12 hours a day, six days a week.” Seifert, 35, who has run the store for more than three years, said this was the first time she has had a visit
from the students, whose are grown. Students exclaimed over school is only a few blocks from the store. a natural “loofah” grown in the farm’s greenhouse and Vegetable stall picked curiously at piles of Outside, Christie John- freshly picked fruits and ston, 57, of Johnston Farms vegetables. The outing was part of in Agnew set up a stall with the class’ lessons on nutrifresh vegetables. Johnston showed the stu- tion and discussions on dents a wide variety of where their food comes from. Although the school disfresh produce and answered questions about how they trict purchases local produce
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For example, Lamb said she will be hosting visits with Santa Claus at her store, which sells children’s clothing, and will be offering special sale prices on some of her most soughtafter items, such as luggage. As the weekend approaches, Petersen said she hopes this year’s Holiday Extravaganza will show that the local shops of Port Angeles still have surprises in store for their customers. “We invite you to have fun, join us and experience what Port Angeles has to offer,” Petersen said. For more information on the extravaganza, phone Lamb at Cottage Queen at 360-452-8878 or Petersen at Necessities and Temptations at 360-457-6400.
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Shoppers can enter their names for the raffle at any or all of the stores participating, Lamb said. “It will increase the chances of winning if they go to as many businesses as possible,” she said. Each of the three main organizers of the event took time out of her workday or met early in the mornings before her own shop opened to plan for the extravaganza, Lamb said. Lamb and Petersen said the remaining work now lies in collecting the 30 gift certificates from participating businesses and organizing a ________ raffle-drawing location. “I don’t know if people Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can really realize what it be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. entails,” Lamb said. “It’s a 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula dailynews.com. lot of legwork.”
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Christie Johnston of Johnston Farms in Agnew, right, talks about how vegetables grow to Jefferson Elementary students, from left, Josiah Matthews, Lily Halberg, Hunter Witt, Elise Mann-Linenkugel, Abby Sanford, Sara Wilson, Ethan Jackson, Kaeden Murphy, Weston Alward and teacher Evan Murphy.
As part of talking with local shop owners about the extravaganza, Lamb said she and the other two main planners tried to encourage the owners to bring an air of celebration to their stores once the event starts Saturday.
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Sweetness in the elk camp cuisine OF THE MANY things I love about elk hunting, it’s the nightly buffet at the elk hunting camp that I enjoy most. By elk hunting, I don’t Pat mean driving Neal around in the suburbs hunting someone’s pet elk. That’s would be some of the toughest hunting possible. Those tame elk are smart enough to live in towns full of people who are liable to shoot back at you. No, I do my elk hunting out in the rain forest, where the elk are wild and so is the country. It can rain several inches every day. Throw in some wind, hail and lightning, and your camping trip becomes a survival mission. After the first day in elk camp, you don’t care what you eat. Whether it’s a chili dog rolled in gravel, bear-knuckle stew or a
burnt-on-the-outside, raw-on-theinside hamburger between two pieces of moldy bread, fine dining in the elk camp can be an interesting experience. Camp cooks are chosen by a time-tested tradition. Whoever complains about the food becomes the new camp cook. Sometimes — though rarely — a cook can be fired for unbecoming behavior. This can include adding the wrong wild mushrooms to the chili — or testing the punch to the point where dinnertime finds the chef passed out by the fire, a light rain sprinkling down on him. (In that event, when one side of the cook starts steaming from the heat of the fire, we roll him over to heat the other side.) That’s what I enjoy most about elk hunting. It’s the adventure, the camaraderie. And, of course, Grandma’s apple pie. Grandma always gave me a pie to take out to the elk camp. It had something to do with one of the hunters fixing her car. It was sort of a payback, with interest really.
The value of a Grandma Pie in a wilderness full of elk camps would soar beyond belief, especially if you had some vanilla ice cream to go with it. Not that I would ever sell a Grandma Pie. No way. It was beyond price. But one time the muzzle of my rifle accidentally punched a hole in the top crust of the pie. Imagine dropping a broken bottle through the smile of the Mona Lisa. That’s how I felt after putting a hole in the Grandma Pie. There was only one thing to do; I mean two. Sure, I had to clean the pie out of my rifle before opening morning, but I had to take care of the pie first. I cut a wedge of pie from around the imprint of the rifle barrel. It was a little slice of heaven. I made a real mess of cutting that first wedge, so I cut another one trying to do a proper job of it. Grandma’s pies don’t grow on trees. Then it was lunchtime, and how could I not have a piece of pie for lunch?
Peninsula Voices Crossing guards In response to the Oct. 28 “Seen Around” comment, I give my support to the Jefferson School crossing guard trying to slow down traffic. Before retirement, I was the crossing guard for a number of years at Lincoln Street [Port Angeles]. The guard duty was added to our classroom duties after the traffic became too dangerous for the fifth-grade students to do. I had many close calls over the years with speeding cars that would not slow down and bicycles zooming down the hill. You need eyes in the back of your head, hoping the cars would not creep forward as the children were crossing, and then you also had to make it safely back to the sidewalk. Please, folks, put down the phone, coffee cup and lipstick and pay attention to your driving.
Later, I noticed the pie was still out of alignment, so I made a perfect cut straight across the pan. Half the pie was gone. I imagined the abuse I’d take back at the elk camp for eating half a pie by myself — especially from the poor sucker who had worked on Grandma’s car. There was nothing left to do but eat the rest of the pie. When it was gone, I decided to bake another pie in Grandma’s now-empty pie pan. I soaked some dried apples in beer and put the mixture between two tortillas, baked the mess and announced that the pie was ready. Everyone seemed to like it. There were no complaints, but then nobody wanted to be the camp’s new cook.
_______ Pat Neal is a fishing guide and “wilderness gossip columnist.” Neal can be reached at 360683-9867 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. His column appears here every Wednesday.
In memoriam THERE WAS NO Grandma Pie at the elk hunting camp this year. That was very sad. This column is dedicated to the memory of Zella Speece, who Mrs. Speece died before she could bake a pie for the elk hunting season. Her Death and Memorial Notice appeared in the PDN on Monday and can be reread at www. peninsuladailynews.com. The family asked me to read this column at her memorial service Tuesday, for which I was honored. Pat Neal
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It is 20 mph in school zones. With winter almost here, the weather also plays a big part with rain, snow and gloomy mornings. It was much appreciated when a police officer parked close by to monitor traffic. A big thank you to all school crossing guards — it is a very stressful job. Rita Marston, Port Angeles
plished shows what a great and strong group they are. I thank them for all that they did by always checking with Joshua’s father, and the great concern they had for Joshua’s return. Blessings and major thank-yous for a magnificent job well done. Dorothy Puckett, Port Angeles
Joshua’s return Thanks for all your prayers, Joshua [Gershon] is back home. This is such a miracle. So many people praying, so many fliers put out. God has touched the Peninsula in the wonder of all the prayers and deep concern to bring Joshua back home. All of the stores that were great allowing the fliers to be posted. So many prayers kept
Joshua from harm’s way. It is so easy to say thank you but it goes more into praising a loving God who heard your prayers.
We rejoice in the wonder And, a most important of God’s love and care. thank you to the [Clallam May you all be blessed County] Sheriff’s Office. and delighted in answered The consistent and hard prayer. work that was accom-
Regarding the proposed theft of water rights, it is my heartfelt suggestion that the implementation by [the state Department of] Ecology of this “grab,” which will have such devastating consequences for our lives and property, be tabled. I would be pleased to assist in the beginning(s) of an opportunity for this to be an issue, whereby those affected would be afforded the opportunity to vote via a referendum. Beth Blay, Sequim
The perfection of the ‘duke’s soup’ I’VE LEARNED A lot about myself by looking back at my previous Thanksgiving columns. For years I have written about food. Or, more precisely, my difficulty with turning it out in edible fashion. This year, my mother suggested I make her tiramisu. This is the word she used: “suggested.” We both knew, however, that she was ordering me to make it. She’s getting a little worried, in her advanced years, that I’m not taking her recipes seriously enough. The word “tiramisu” rolls off my mother’s tongue in the smoothest of syllables, as if flowing from an artist’s brush. But my saying so is not enough. Lately, my mother doesn’t care for my flare with words. She wants only that I remember the ones she scribbled in the margins of her index cards. Such as: Tiramisu was created in Siena, Italy, in honor of a grand
FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK duke. Zuppa del duca. The Sanelli “duke’s soup.” Introduced to America in San Francisco. If I were writing a history paper, these facts would suffice. But I’m not, and they don’t. Once upon a time, my mother was capable of making the entire Thanksgiving feast without asking for help from her career-obsessed daughter. I know this because I have sat at her table and gorged myself year after year and, for the most part, all I’ve contributed is another story about how terrifying it is to imagine myself ever
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being able to stage such a meal. Tiramisu was also served at my wedding when I, so young and aglow, knew nothing about anything, except that I was utterly in love and that my nuptial dessert would not be boring layers of white cake/fluffy frosting gloating from three tiers on the table. Perhaps, subconsciously, I knew my gastronomic destiny, that eventually my mother’s dessert would become another way as defining myself, even if I never thought such a thing possible. To turn away from the responsibility would be like turning away from who I am. Oh. Another little insight into the word, and significant to note because just the thought of the moist, cocoa-y perfection can send our spirits soaring, is that tiramisu literally means “pick me up.” And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from so many years at my profession (also about disap-
pointment, about self-worth, about everything) is that sometimes one appreciable raise is all it takes for a pro to come around. Also significant (and why my mother emailed me her recipe with the important steps in bold, underlined type), is that the one time I tried. . . . Well, my best guess at what went wrong is that I did, in fact, need to whisk the eggs until “stiff peaks” formed and gently add them to the sugar before adding both gradually to the mascarpone. Rather than letting the eggs slide, en masse, from their shells directly into an casseroled heap of lady fingers. When will I learn it’s never wise to rush a delicate thing? This year, it would take a hellof-a catastrophe for me not to get it exactly right. Dying would be the only fast one I could pull. In one of my tiny notebooks — the kind writers carry because there is no such thing as a trusty memory — I wrote down some-
thing I heard a chef say years ago at a cooking demonstration at Williams & Sonoma. I’d wedged my way into a crowd there for the free food and wound up staying because the chef was smart, funny and clearly loved the fact he captivated a throng of smiling women. “Some foods are delicious lies that make us believe in heaven,” he said, before popping a slice of tiramisu into his mouth. Everyone clapped with pleasure. Why I saved such a silly saying, I have no idea. I suppose I thought it meant something. It turns out it did.
________ Mary Lou Sanelli, writer, poet and performer, divides her time between Port Townsend and Seattle. She can be emailed via her website, www.marylousanelli.com. Her column appears on the first Wednesday of each month, the next installment appearing Dec. 5.
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