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Making a big splash The Tacoma-based Jolly Rogers, piloted by Eric Werner with Jana Horton navigating, rounds the bend before an appreciative crowd of thousands at Saturday’s U.S. Sprint Boat Association Series Point Race at the Extreme Sports Park in Port Angeles. An estimated crowd of more than 8,000 watched an afternoon of racing. Story, additional photos on Page B1
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Teen killed in crash PA boy’s dirt bike collides with ATV in Oregon dunes BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Mason Ziegler, a 16-year-old Port Angeles High School honor student and an avid motorcyclist, has died in a motorcycle crash at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. The crash was on Thursday. “Mason was a wonderful kid,” said Tom Rush, president of the Olympic Peninsula Motorcycle Club. Ziegler often rode on the club’s track off Deer Park Road. “He was a good rider,” Rush said. “He loved the sport. He loved to ride. It’s all he wanted to do.”
Bonfire vigil held Friends and family organized a bonfire vigil at the club’s track on Saturday night. The Douglas County[Ore.] Sheriff’s Office said Ziegler was killed when the KTM motorcycle he was riding collided with a Polaris RZR side-by-side ATV driven by 45-year-old Christopher Cowen of Springfield, Ore. Cowen suffered minor injuries but did not need medical attention, the sheriff’s office said. TURN
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Sacred tribal site discovered Elwha Dam lake inundated creation rock for 99 years BY LEAH LEACH PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
ower Elwha Klallam people stood upon their sacred creation site this summer for the first time in nearly a century. “It isn’t a myth,” said Tribal Chairwoman Frances Charles. “It’s a reality, what our ALSO . . . elders have been saying all ■ $4 million along. It’s there.” promised by The site is a rock with U.S. to tribe two deep depressions that was never was covered by water paid/A6 behind the Elwha Dam since the dam was built in ■ Taller 1913. dam upriver Oral tradition and less than recorded reports dating as half of its far back as 1919 describe original the rock as the place where height/B1 the Creator bathed and blessed the Klallam people and other tribes, said Jamie Valadez, Klallam language instructor. It also was a place for vision quests, where tribal members would discover their calling in life, she said. But no one living had been to the sacred place. That has changed because of the demolition of the two dams on the Elwha River, which began in September as part of a $325 million Elwha River Restoration Project.
Jamie Valadez, Klallam language teacher, dips a pendant into water in one of the bowls of the rock that is the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe’s creation site — newly exposed following removal of the Elwha Dam — during the tribe’s first visit in nearly a century. Behind her is Luana Arakawa.
PA pool fixed up, reopens Monday BY LEAH LEACH PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — A gleaming, newly painted and refurbished William Shore Memorial Pool will open its doors at 5:30 a.m. Monday after five weeks of renovation. “Everything has been done,” said pool Executive Director Steve Burke, exaggerating only slightly. “We have new lighting, the
pool has been painted, all our walls have been painted,” he said Friday. “We have new tiling in the showers, new lockers in the locker room, new tile around the perimeter of the pool, new paint throughout the building, new plumbing and new pool lights,” he continued. “It’s the biggest amount of work that’s ever been done” to the pool at 225 E. Fifth St. in
Port Angeles since it opened 50 years ago in 1962, Burke said. In honor of that fact, admission to the pool — the only public pool in Port Angeles — will be only 25 cents Monday. “That was the original price when it opened,” Burke said. The only remaining big upgrade will be accomplished in February, when the heating and cooling system will be improved.
“Once all that’s done, it’s a new pool. Pretty much everything will be new,” Burke said, amending that to say that once the February upgrade is finished, “everything that wears out [will have] been changed.” The pool was closed June 29 for the $323,000 upgrade. The February upgrade will cost an estimated $500,000, Burke said. TURN
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‘Super’ baby: Routh, wife welcome boy “SUPERMAN” STAR BRANDON Routh, 32, and actress wife Courtney Ford, 34, became first-time parents on Friday. “ They have been married five years. “We are in awe,” the couple said in a statement. “We Routh can’t take our eyes off him!” Leo James Routh weighed 8 pounds and was 20½ inches long, according to the couple’s representative. Routh’s new series, “Partners,” is due to premiere on CBS in September. In it, Routh plays the boyfriend of “Ugly Betty’”s Michael Urie’s character.
Actor diagnosed RYAN BUELL, PARANORMAL investigator and star of A&E’s supernatural reality series “Paranormal State,” has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to People.com and other news websites. He is 30 years old.
Ryan Buell on A&E’s “Paranormal State.” The 30-year-old was recently hospitalized. Buell, who founded the Paranormal Research Society, was hospitalized last week due to complications with his kidney. He underwent a successful medical procedure, according to a post from one of his staffers. Buell is documenting his treatment on his Facebook page. Buell, who wrote a memoir, Paranormal State: My Journey Into the Unknown, in 2010, has been speaking out about his battle on his official fan page., which got 82,000 official “likes” last Wednesday.
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THURSDAY’S QUESTION: Out of the gate: Who will be Washington’s next governor? Jay Inslee Undecided Rihanna to dish on OWN next Sunday.
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ALBERT FREEMAN, JR., the veteran actor who played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee’s epic film, “Malcolm X,” has died. He was 78. Howard University in Washington, D.C., confirmed his death Friday night, but details Mr. Freeman weren’t in 1970 immediately available. Mr. Freeman taught acting there for years and served as chairman and artistic director of its theater arts department. “He was a brilliant professor, a renowned actor and a master director who made his mark in the classroom as well as on stage, screen and television. . . . He has mentored and taught scores of outstanding actors. He was a resounding voice of Howard and will be missed,” university spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton said in a statement. Mr. Freeman earned an NAACP Image Award for playing Malcolm X’s mentor in Lee’s 1992 biography. He also received an Emmy nomination for his role as Malcolm X in the 1979 miniseries “Roots: The Next Generations.” He won a best-actor Daytime Emmy that year for his work as Capt. Ed
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A wizard of a discipline Setting it Straight known as mechatronic — Corrections and clarifications which combines mechaniCARLO RAMBALDI, cal, electronic and system ■ “Hope Springs” is showing at 4 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. a special effects master and design engineering — Mr. three-time Oscar winner Rambaldi did not hide his today through Thursday and at 1:30 p.m. today, while “Dark Knight” is showing at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. today known as the father of disdain for computerized through Thursday at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor Ave., “E.T.: The Extra-Terreseffects. Port Townsend. trial,” died Friday in south“Digital costs around The times were incorrect on Page 11 of Peninsula ern Italy after a long illeight times as much as Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News’ weekly entertainness. He was 86. mechatronics,” Mr. Ramment guide, published Friday. Mr. Rambaldi won baldi once said. visual effects Oscars for Mr. Rambaldi had lived The Peninsula Daily News strives at all times for accuracy and fairSteven Spielberg’s 1982 for about a decade in ness in articles, headlines and photographs. To correct an error or to blockbuster, Ridley Scott’s Lamezia Terme, Italy, clarify a news story, phone Executive Editor Rex Wilson at 360-417`’Alien” in 1979, and John where he died. 3530 or e-mail email@example.com. Guillermin’s `’King Kong” in 1976. Peninsula Lookback “Carlo Rambaldi was From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS E.T.’s Geppetto,” said Spielberg, referring to the ficChaffey, earning it a berth 1937 (75 years ago) 1962 (50 years ago) tional character who crein the Senior Babe Ruth Victoria is in the midst An ordinance regulating ated Pinocchio. “All of us World Series that starts of its 75th anniversary cel- new subdivisions in uninwho marveled and wonebration as a city with spedered at his craft and artcorporated Clallam County Aug. 22 in Louisiana. The Peninsula team cial events and dignitaries was passed by the Board of istry are deeply saddened amassed 13 hits for the — including the mayor and by the news of his passing.” County Commissioners win before an estimated Mr. Rambaldi worked on city commissioners from before a packed audience 2,000 at Civic Field, makmore than 30 films, but Port Angeles, also celebrat- at the courthouse in Port ing team manager Scott was best-known for his ing its 75th — through Angeles. Brodhun jubilant. work on “E.T., ”for which Aug. 25. The three commissionhe created three robots, A grand parade was ers and county Prosecuting two costumes worn by held on the actual 75th Attorney Howard V. Seen Around actors in the scenes when anniversary, Aug. 2, and Doherty made changes in Peninsula snapshots E.T. walked, and gloves for the next special event will the ordinance wording folthe hands. be world champion South lowing the public hearing. YOUNG MAN WALKAfrican lawn bowlers in an One of the key aspects ING walking down Water exhibition tomorrow. of the new law is that a lot Street in downtown Port Aug. 16-23 is Cricket Laugh Lines size of at least 9,000 Townsend wearing a Week, and a banquet for square feet is required about 65 Victoria residents before a subdivision can be T-shirt saying, “London, THEY’RE CALLING Paris, New York, Boise.” who were in the commuIT the worst drought in 56 nity in 1862 or prior to that consummated. Boise? . . . years. date will be held at the 1987 (25 years ago) That seems to me WANTED! “Seen Around” Empress Hotel. items. Send them to PDN News unnecessarily negative. The Aggies team of The old-timers are getCouldn’t it be the best Babe Ruth baseball players Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles ting the free use of streetWA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or drought in 56 years? captured the Senior Babe cars and theaters during email news@peninsuladailynews. Jimmy Kimmel the celebration period. Ruth regional crown over com.
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TODAY IS SUNDAY, Aug. 12, the 225th day of 2012. There are 141 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Aug. 12, 1912, comedy producer Mack Sennett founded the Keystone Pictures Studio in Edendale, Calif. On this date: ■ In 1867, President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impeach him as he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. ■ In 1898, fighting in the Spanish-American War came to an end. ■ In 1937, President Franklin
D. Roosevelt nominated Hugo Black to the U.S. Supreme Court. ■ In 1944, during World War II, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., eldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, was killed with his copilot when their explosives-laden Navy plane blew up over England. ■ In 1960, the first balloon communications satellite — the Echo 1 — was launched by the United States from Cape Canaveral. ■ In 1962, one day after launching Andrian Nikolayev into orbit, the Soviet Union also sent up cosmonaut Pavel Popovich; both men landed safely Aug. 15. ■ In 1978, Pope Paul VI, who
had died Aug. 6 at age 80, was buried in St. Peter’s Basilica. ■ In 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer, the model 5150, in New York. ■ In 1985, the world’s worst single-aircraft disaster occurred as a crippled Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 on a domestic flight crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people. Four people survived. ■ In 1992, after months of negotiations, the United States, Mexico and Canada announced in Washington that they had concluded the North American Free Trade Agreement. ■ Ten years ago: Iraq’s information minister, Mohammed
Saeed al-Sahhaf, told the Arabic television station Al-Jazeera that there was no need for U.N. weapons inspectors to return to Baghdad and branded as a “lie” allegations that Saddam Hussein still had weapons of mass destruction. ■ Five years ago: Tiger Woods captured the PGA Championship to win at least one major for the third straight season and run his career total to 13. ■ One year ago: A divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta struck down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s swee[ping health care overhaul, the so-called individual mandate.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Soldier given 2 life sentences for bomb plot HOUSTON — A federal judge in Waco, Texas, sentenced a former soldier to two consecutive life sentences, plus 60 years in prison, on Friday for plotting to bomb and shoot Fort Hood soldiers last year. Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, 22, who represented himself after dismissing his court-appointed lawyers, told U.S. District Judge Abdo Walter Smith that he remained committed as a Muslim to pursuing a holy war. “I have continued to answer the call of jihad and will continue to the day I am called to account for my deeds,” he said. Abdo appeared defiant throughout the hearing, speaking in Arabic at times and translating for the court, federal prosecutors said. Abdo said he was motivated by what he called crimes committed by the U.S. and its military against Muslims. He said he had tried to outdo Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of fatally shooting 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009.
Curiosity’s next trick PASADENA, Calif. — After a spectacular landing on Mars,
the rover Curiosity embraced its inner shutterbug, delighting scientists with vistas of Gale Crater complete with sand dunes, mountain views and even haze. The nuclear-powered, sixwheel Curiosity is on a quest to learn whether the Martian environment could have been favorable for microbial life. Before it can drive, it has to get through many health checkups. Since it’s the most complex spacecraft ever sent to the red planet, engineers want to make sure it’s in tip-top shape.
Today’s news shows WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for today’s network news interview shows: ■ ABC’s “This Week” — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; Obama campaign senior strategist David Axelrod; roundtable discussion with Cokie Roberts, Howard Dean, Paul Gigot, Gavin Newsom and Peggy Noonan. ■ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin; Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman; former Gov. Tim Pawlenty; TV host Rachel Maddow; journalist Chuck Todd; journalist Dan Balz; former Gov. Frank Keating. ■ CBS’s “Face the Nation” — Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter; Romney campaign senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich; panel discussion with Ruth Marcus, David Frum, Michael Gerson, Roger Simon and Bob Shrum. ■ CNN’s “State of the Union” — David Axelrod, senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign adviser; Ed Gillespie, Mitt Romney’s ssenior adviser, South Dakota Sen. John Thune. ■ “Fox News Sunday” — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.); panel discussion with Chip Saltsman, Erin McPike, Liz Cheney and David Drucker.
Ryan wastes no time in attacking Obama Romney’s running mate calls present policies ‘misguided’ BY STEVE PEOPLES THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — Republican Mitt Romney’s running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, wasted little time tearing into President Barack Obama on Saturday, lambasting the Democrat’s “record of failure” just hours after being named to the GOP ticket. Moving into a role as Romney’s attack dog, Ryan declared that the nation under Obama’s leadership is struggling through the “worst economic recovery in 70 years.” “No one disputes President Obama inherited a difficult situation,” Ryan said, standing at Romney’s side on the USS Wisconsin, a retired battleship. “And, in his first two years, with his party in complete control of Washington, he passed nearly every item on his agenda. But that didn’t make
things better.” Romney selected the 42-yearold Ryan, a seven-term congressman, from a short list that included Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.
Controversial, conservative Ryan is the architect of a conservative and controversial longterm budget plan to remake Medicare and cut trillions in federal spending. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, said Ryan’s plan “would end Medicare as we know it.” As his family came on stage, Ryan knelt to embrace his 10-year-old daughter, Liza, and sons Charles, 8, and Sam, 7, before kissing his wife, Janna.
The GOP ticket made its debut at a naval museum in Norfolk, Va., the initial stop of a bus tour through four battleground states in as many days. At a later event at a college gymnasium, the walls were decorated with printed and handmade Romney signs, but none touted Ryan, indicating the secrecy surrounding the announcement. Romney initially made his revelation to supporters via a phone app Saturday morning. “Mitt’s Choice for VP is Paul Ryan,” it said and implored backers to spread the word. One campaign official said Romney had settled on Ryan as his pick on Aug. 1. During his remarks, the congressman blamed Obama for the nation’s unemployment rate that has exceeded 8 percent for more than three years, the longest run since the Great Depression. “Higher unemployment, declining incomes and crushing debt is not a new normal. It is a result of misguided policies,” Ryan said.
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Briefly: World Blasts, gunfire hit Damascus in rebel victory DAMASCUS, Syria — Gunmen detonated back-to-back roadside bombs and clashed with police in central Damascus Saturday in attacks that caused no damage but highlighted the ability of rebels to breach the intense security near President Bashar Assad’s power bases. In Aleppo, activists said Syrian forces pressed ahead with an offensive to break rebel footholds in the nation’s largest city. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a helicopter gunship fired missiles on apartment buildings a day after protesters begged for international shipments of antiaircraft weapons. With diplomatic efforts all but exhausted, strategic planning has moved into high gear for Assad’s possible fall or worst-case scenarios if the civil war deepens, including use of his suspected chemical arsenal. In Istanbul, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Turkey’s foreign minister said their countries were creating a joint task force to respond to potential crises in Syria.
Iran quake kills 87 TEHRAN, Iran — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake killed at least 87 people and injured over 600 others in northwestern Iran on Saturday, state TV reported.
Iran’s main news channel said the quake hit the towns of Ahar, Haris and Varzaqan in East Azerbaijan province at 4:53 p.m. local time, also damaging hundreds of homes. Khalil Saei, local Crisis Committee chief, was quoted as saying that 30 people were killed in Ahar, 40 in Varzaqan and 17 others in Haris. The broadcast said at least 60 villages sustained damage ranging from 50 to 80 percent, while 4 other villages had been totally leveled to the ground. At least nine aftershocks reportedly jolted the same area and were felt in a wide region near the Caspian Sea, causing panic among the population. People were urged to stay outdoors in anticipation of more aftershocks.
Officer kills colleagues KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan police officer killed at least 10 of his fellow officers on Saturday, a day after six U.S. service members were gunned down by their Afghan partners. The assaults on international service members have stoked mistrust of their Afghan allies, threatening to hamper the U.S.led coalition’s ongoing work to train Afghan forces. The attacks also raise questions about the quality of the Afghan forces that have started taking charge of security in many areas of the country as U.S. and NATO combat troops move to withdraw by the end of 2014. The Associated Press
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Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, left, and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrive for a rally at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., on Saturday.
Ryan’s audacious budget would have cut $6 trillion His blueprint would greatly shrink the government, largely by shifting more costs onto individuWASHINGTON — To date, als and essentially converting Mitt Romney has been criticized Medicare into a voucher program. for the lack of detail behind his promise to reduce the nation’s ris- Blocked by Democrats ing debt through sweeping spendThe Ryan budgets were preing cuts and tax changes, but also dictably blocked by the Demopolitically insulated by it. Now, his gamble in tapping as cratic-controlled Senate and Preshis running mate Rep. Paul D. ident Barack Obama. Yet should Romney win, it is Ryan, the author of the audacious House Republican budget plan, far from clear how a RomneyRyan budget would fare. changes all of that. The Ryan plan, which Romney The budgets that Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Com- endorsed, would cut about $6 trilmittee, pushed through the lion from projected spending in Republican-controlled House the first 10 years. But the plan also would cut have defined nothing short of a conservative reordering of the revenues by $4 trillion, by slashnation’s tax and spending priori- ing income taxes. The government would not run ties for the 21st century. BY JACKIE CALMES THE NEW YORK TIMES
a surplus for three decades, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office — an outcome that would have been heresy to pro-tax-cut but antideficit Republicans of the past. The trajectory of Ryan’s budgets and his rise in the party parallel the shift in Republican fiscal thinking on Capitol Hill and in statehouses. Though colleagues saw Ryan as an intellectual force in the party, his push to rein in federal spending was viewed with caution by party elders like Rep. John Boehner of Ohio. Boehner, now the speaker of the House, was wary of the political implications of his plans to reshape Medicare and Social Security.
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West: Calif. refinery probe centering on corrosion
Nation: Missing vacationer turns up in North Carolina
Nation: ‘Son of Sam’ killer weighs in against guns
World: Model plane held video evidence of terror plot
FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS PROBING the cause of a massive Chevron oil refinery fire are focusing on possible corrosion in a decades-old pipe the company inspected late last year but did not replace. Investigators with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said Saturday that the November inspection led Chevron to replace an old pipe connected to the one that failed Monday. The fire exploded when a vapor cloud ignited. The Richmond refinery, located about 10 miles northeast of San Francisco, produces about 16 percent of California’s daily gasoline supply. (Related (Related report on Page D1.) D1.)
A RELATIVE SAID a 72-year-old vacationer who disappeared in New Hampshire last month hitchhiked, walked and worked odd jobs to get himself home to North Carolina, where a sheriff’s deputy finally identified him by the initials on his wedding band. New Hampshire state police said Hugh Armstrong was found confused but in good health around 1 a.m. Saturday, walking in Marion, N.C., about 240 miles from his home in Clayton, N.C. Armstrong’s son-in-law, Craig Black, said he was shocked when he got the news. Armstrong vanished July 25 while visiting Stinson Lake, N.H.
DAVID BERKOWITZ, WHO killed six people in a yearlong spree in New York City in the 1970s, believes “society has to take the glory out of guns.” The “Son of Sam” killer lamented the recent mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Oak Creek, Wis. In an interview with New York’s Daily News from Sullivan County Correctional Facility in upstate New York, where he’s serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences, Berkowitz, 59, said: “I’m looking beyond gun control. That’s for the legislators to wrangle with. My hope is just that young people would understand just how terrible this violence is.”
AUTHORITIES IN SPAIN released a video Saturday that they claim shows suspected al-Qaida members training for a bombing raid using a model plane, the latest development in a case that has led to three arrests. Officials allege the suspects were planning a terrorist attack in Spain or elsewhere in Europe but said investigators managed to intercept them before they could carry out their plot. The undated video clip — grainy and of low quality — shows a colorful model propeller plane noisily taking off. Once airborne, it drops a small object that falls to the ground and a man then runs toward where the object landed.
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Outgoing official makes stop in PT other,â€? he said. â€œBut then theyâ€™d go out, have a beer and talk about the kids, you could see they respected each other and liked each other. â€œIt has changed dramatically. Today the party divisions are strong and Congress is worse because they hardly talk to each other.â€? Reedâ€™s solution is to change from within, get local community leaders to run for office and have them pledge to be civil and openminded. When Reed steps down, he said he will â€œreally retire and not come back as a lobbyist or consultant,â€? although he may apply for a visiting professorship at Harvardâ€™s Kennedy School of Government. He is proud of Washingtonâ€™s high voter turnout and predicts that participation in the Nov. 6 general election will be in the mid-80 percent range. â€œWashington, Oregon and Minnesota have the highest voter percentage,â€? he said. â€œBut Iâ€™d still like to get the millions of people who arenâ€™t even registered to participate.â€?
Sam Reed is making rounds of courthouses BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” Sam Reed traveled to the top of the clock tower in the Jefferson County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon, enjoying the view and signing an antique guest book that has sat next to the clock mechanism for years. Reed, 71, who has served three terms as Washingtonâ€™s Secretary of State, was making his â€œfarewell tourâ€? of all 39 of the stateâ€™s counties before his retirement in January. â€œI thought that it was important that I thank all the people who have been partners in the elections process,â€? Reed said. Reed visited both Clallam and Jefferson counties Thursday, bringing the total of the counties visited on this tour to 23. He flew from Olympia to Port Angeles, Port Townsend and back to Olympia courtesy of a supporter who just charged for the gas. â€œWe canâ€™t use a state plane,â€? Reed said. â€œThere arenâ€™t the funds
for one.â€? Reed was traveling with Assistant Secretary of State Patrick McDonald. Reedâ€™s attire was more relaxed than his usual natty appearance, wearing casual white pants and a matching shirt with the words â€œLame Duckâ€? embroidered on the pocket. He got the idea from his predecessor Ralph Munro, who wore a similar shirt during his last year in office. Reed said the election process has changed during CHARLIE BERMANT/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS his three terms, with increased automation a Jefferson County Auditor Donna Eldridge, left, listens to retiring state Secretary of State Sam Reed on Thursday during a tour of the Jefferson positive factor. He said that it hasnâ€™t County Courthouse, which included a visit to the clock tower. gone far enough. â€œIf you make an online the motor vehicles data- Vancouver, Washington, transaction and something base,â€? he said. and Portland [Oregon] and Online voting goes wrong then you can go Reed said he has man- found a huge amount of Heâ€™d like to see online back and fix it but itâ€™s differ- aged to clean up voter regis- people who were registered voting and thought that he ent when you vote.â€? tration logs and rid them of in both states,â€? he said. might have been able to He has instituted voter illegal registrations that Reed, a Republican, said implement such a system registration by Facebook, are duplicates or from fel- he has always worked during his tenure. which he said is more ons. across party lines but sees a â€œWe werenâ€™t able to put secure than doing so by change toward less toleran online voting system in mail. ance. Compare voter lists place because the Internet ________ â€œWhen people register â€œWhen I first came to The next step is to com- Olympia Iâ€™d see Democrats is still a little too subject to online we require them to Jefferson County Reporter hackers,â€? he said. supply a valid driverâ€™s pare the voter lists with and Republicans duke it out Charlie Bermant can be reached at â€œIt needs to be more license or identity card those from other states. on the floor and thought the 360-385-2335 or charlie.bermant secure. number that we match to â€œWe ran a test between must really hate each @peninsuladailynews.com.
Peninsula narcotics team nets arrests BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Arrests were made, charges were filed, guilty pleas were entered, and two people were sentenced in a wave of recent activity by the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team, or OPNET. â€œRight now, OPNET has about 40 cases that are making their way through the court system in one form or another,â€? said Jason Viada, OPNET supervisor. Jacob D. Carter, 20, of Port Angeles, was arrested July 25 and charged July 30 with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance after he allegedly sold methamphetamine to an undercover OPNET informant on three occasions in the summer of 2011.
Detectives alleged that he sold 1.6 grams to the informant for $150 over a three-week period. Carter, who pleaded not guilty Aug. 3, awaits an Oct. 15 trial in Clallam County Superior Court. He was released on his own recognizance shortly after his arrest. â€œThe Carter case is just one small part of a much larger ongoing methamphetamine investigation,â€? Viada said.
â€˜Serve as examplesâ€™ â€œArrests like this serve as examples of how people who sell illegal drugs to OPNET do not become aware of it until over a year later at the time they are arrested.â€? Viada said the Carter case is related to the July
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She posted a $5,000 bail bond on Aug. 3 and pleaded not guilty on Friday. Her trial is scheduled for Oct. 22. Graham was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and unlawful use of a building for drug purposes. He posted a $5,000 bail bond on Aug. 2 and pleaded Heroin trafficking not guilty on Friday. His Neske was part of an trial is set for Oct. 15. OPNET investigation into a heroin trafficking organizaPeabody Street tion that began in Port The arrests were made Angeles in the summer of at 821 S. Peabody St., Port 2011. â€œSo that is one small Angeles, where an OPNET informant allegedly pur- part of a whole bunch of chased methamphetamine cases,â€? Viada said. OPNET worked with the on at least three occasions U.S. Drug Enforcement earlier this summer. A search of a home, Administration on the trailer, and shop at the loca- Neske case. â€œThis case serves as a tion revealed a substantial quantity of methamphet- good example of OPNET amine, firearms, and a bul- working together with other law enforcement agencies let-proof vest, Viada said. â€œThe vast majority of when drug trafficking cases are certainly in Clal- impacts not only our neighlam County,â€? Viada said in a borhoods, but areas beyond Friday telephone interview. the North Olympic Peninâ€œThe activity seems to be sula as well,â€? Viada said.
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In a related case, Cheryl King, 51, of Port Angeles, was sentenced July 31 to 20 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of heroin. OPNET purchased heroin from King on at least four occasions in the summer of 2011, Viada said.
Heroin alleged Detectives alleged that King sold nine grams of heroin for $410 over a three-week period in July 2011, according to the certification for probable cause. King was arrested in January of 2012. A judge issued an arrest warrant after King failed to appear for a June 21 court hearing. She was arrested later that day. Dalasa A. Lundgren, 41, of Port Angeles, pleaded guilty July 18 to delivery of a controlled oxycodone. She was sentenced on July 31 to two years probation. â€œThe Lundgren case was part of the oxycodone case that we worked a few months ago,â€? Viada said. â€œShe is one of the defendants in a big group of seven that came through.â€?
________ Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsula dailynews.com.
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centered in Port Angeles.â€? OPNET consists of members of the Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Port Angeles Police Department, Sequim Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, the State Patrol and U.S. Border Patrol. â€œOPNETâ€™s function in our region is to work closely with all other agencies across the region,â€? Viada said. Joseph J. Neske, 34, of the Port Angeles area, pleaded guilty in federal court Aug. 3 to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
The whole family can enjoy free outdoor concerts in Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Townsend this week. Pack up a picnic dinner, sunglasses if sunny and a jacket if windy and take chairs or blankets to sit on. Here is the schedule: â– Sequim â€” Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Shady Grove (lively folk songs). The concert is part of the city of Sequimâ€™s Music in the Park series every Tuesday through Aug. 28 at the James Center for the Performing Arts amphitheater in the Sequim Water Reuse Park, 563 N. Rhodefer Road, just north of Carrie Blake Park. Snacks are available from a concession stand staffed by the Sequim High School Band Boosters. Next concert: Electirc Blue Sun (original jazz
fusion), Aug. 21. â– Port Angeles â€” Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Olympic Express (bigband sound). This is part of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Concert on the Pier series. Concerts are every Wednesday through Sept. 5 at City Pier. City Pier is a no-smoking, no-skateboards, alcoholfree venue. Some chairs are available for disabled people and early arrivals. Next concert: Sequimarimba (marimba). â– Port Townsend â€” Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Chuck Easton Sextet. Concerts in the Port Townsend Concerts on the Dock music series are each Thursday through Aug. 30 â€” with the final concert Wednesday, Sept. 5 â€” at the Pope Marine Park-City Dock Civic Plaza.
Music is sponsored by local businesses, the Port Townsend Main Street Program, Puget Sound Energy and the city of Port Townsend. Food vendors and a beer and wine garden are available. Seating opens at 5 p.m. Next concert: Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown and The Blasted Kids, Aug. 23. â– Also in Port Townsend this week: a free performance of the Port Townsend Summer Band. The band will play at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Center lawn at Tyler and Lawrence streets during the Port Townsend Farmers Market. For more information about free concerts and other events, consult the North Olympic Peninsula Events Calendar at www. peninsuladailynews.com.
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Kitsap man accidentally shot in hip
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012
PA sewer project meeting set BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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TARBOO LAKE â€” A Kitsap County man was accidentally shot in the hip by a .22-caliber rifle at Tarboo Lake in East Jefferson County on Saturday afternoon, the county sheriff said. Jefferson County Sheriff Tony Hernandez said the man, whose identity was not immediately known, was camping with a group of friends when the propped-up rifle began to fall over. The victimâ€™s friend grabbed the weapon and accidentally shot his buddy, Hernandez said. The shooting was reported shortly before 2 p.m.
Airlifted to Harborview The man who was shot was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle as a precaution. â€œThe injuries do look minor at this point,â€? Hernandez said. â€œIt could have been a lot worse. He was just very lucky.â€? Hernandez said the incident drives home the point of gun safety. â€œAlways treat every weapon with due care and caution,â€? he said. Tarboo Lake is located south of state Highway 104 near its junction with U.S. Highway 101, about halfway between Quilcene and Chimacum.
PORT ANGELES â€” Public works andutilities officials will meet in a pre-construction conference Thursday with IMCO General Construction of Ferndale to kick off Phase 1 of the cityâ€™s $41.7 million combined sewer overflow project. The project is the cityâ€™s effort to stop the flow of stormwater and raw sewage into Port Angeles Harbor and Peabody Creek. Itâ€™s the largest public works construction project in the cityâ€™s history, agency director Glenn Cutler said. At the meeting, public works staff will review the basics of the contract with IMCO personnel and review roles and responsibilities for the project, Cutler said Friday. â€œItâ€™s a big step forward,â€? Department of Ecology spokesman Larry Altose said Friday. â€œWe are encouraged the city is able to reach this milestone.â€?
Contract awarded The City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1 to award a $16.3 million contract to IMCO for the first phase of the two-phase project to staunch stormwater and untreated sewage that backs up in the cityâ€™s combined sewerstormwater collection system and is deposited into the harbor and creek, which flows into the harbor. Councilwoman Sissi Bruch voted against the contract. Councilman Max Mania was not present. The project came in about $1 million under the engineerâ€™s estimate, Cutler said. IMCOâ€™s was the lowest bid among seven submitted. DelHur Industries of Port Ange-
les was the only North Olympic Peninsula bidder. The companyâ€™s $24.6 million bid was the highest bid. The city annually dumps about 32 million gallons of raw sewage and stormwater into the Harbor, Altose said. The average number of overflow events is 67, he added.
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going into place.â€? Mayor Cherie Kidd said she initially had concerns about the project. â€œBut I still havenâ€™t had an alternative method presented to me that we can present to the Department of Ecology that will work for us. â€œItâ€™s been a long, hard struggle.â€? Council members gave City Manager Dan McKeen the authority to approve change orders in an aggregate amount of up to $814,000 without council approval, though the council will be notified of the changes. Councilman Brad Collins was the city planning director in the early 1990s when, he said, the City Council had difficulty coming to grips with the issue. â€œWe need to address these issues maybe more proactively in the future,â€? he said. Under a 2006 agreed order between Ecology and the city, the city is required to reduce the number overflow discharges into the harbor by Dec. 31, 2015, the target date for completion of the project, Cutler said. The city has purchased a 5-million-gallon storage tank from Rayonier at former pulp mill site near Francis Street that will store overflow sewage and stormwater before it is treated at the cityâ€™s wastewater treatment plant and deposited in Port Angeles Harbor. Phase 2 of the project will include the construction of a pump station on Marine Drive and installation of piping from the pump station to piping installed during Phase 1 on Railroad Avenue and Oak Street. Piping also will be laid on Lincoln Street to the new pump station during Phase 2.
Construction on Phase 1 will begin this fall and be completed by early 2014, while Phase 2, the final step, will be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. Under Phase 1, piping will extend from Railroad Avenue and Oak streets through the industrial water line under Railroad Avenue. It will wend its way along the Waterfront Trail and through the former Rayonier pulp mill site to the cityâ€™s wastewater treatment plant. A 100-foot bridge will be built over Ennis Creek to carry the piping. Francis Street Park will be closed during part of Phase 1. Parts of the city are not connected to the csewer system, Cutler said. A Public Works & Utilities CSO fund fed by proceeds from ratepayers is paying for the CSO project, which also is being funded with loans from the state Public Works Trust Fund and the State Revolving Fund. â€œA lot of us around City Hall and maybe in the community never thought weâ€™d get to this particular day,â€? Cutler told council members. â€œItâ€™s been a very long haul.â€? Said Bruch: â€œI donâ€™t agree that this may ________ be the best way to handle the stormwater stuff, but I appreciate all the work thatâ€™s Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at gone into it. I do know that we are going to 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@peninsugain by having a new sewer system thatâ€™s ladailynews.com.
Reward offered for missing Port Hadlock sculpture BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT HADLOCK â€” The owner of an 8-foot-long fish sculpture that disappeared from its perch earlier this month is offering a reward for its return. Owner and creator Marty Peckman, who describes the 135-pound representation of a salmon as a local landmark, reported the sculpture stolen Aug. 4.
ness, said Peckman, who said it was worth $10,000. He said he is offering a reward for the sculptureâ€™s return; he did not disclose the amount. Capt. Ben Stamper of the Jefferson County Sheriffâ€™s Office said investigators have no leads as to who might have taken the sculpThe mirrored fish sculpture â€œICUâ€? was reported ture. stolen from Chimacum Creek Printing on Aug. 3. The sculpture was part of the Soul Salmon project, It had been in front of at 1811 Irondale Road and a public art effort that Chimacum Creek Printing was a symbol of the busi- began in 2001 intended to
raise awareness of salmon. Peckman was one of hundreds of Northwest artists who decorated a fiberglass salmon sculpture. In his case, he used thousands of mirror fragments as scales and named the sculpture â€œICU.â€? The sculpture has been in its current location for about seven years. Peckman said the sculpture was not secured but that it could not have been easy to move.
â€œIt took some planning to do this,â€? he said. â€œIn order to move it someone would need to back a truck right up to where it was located.â€? Anyone with information about the sculpture can call Peckman at 360-3793807 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
________ Jefferson County Reporter Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360-385-2335 or charlie.bermant @peninsuladailynews.com.
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Tribe still awaits promised money $4 million part of 1992 Elwha restoration act but never paid BY LYNDA V. MAPES THE SEATTLE TIMES VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tucked in the bill to restore the Elwha River ecosystem was $4 million intended to also help the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. The Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act, passed by Congress in 1992, was more than a bill calling for restoration of the river. It also was a settlement, intended to satisfy the needs of the tribe, the dams’ owner, the city of Port Angeles and a local pulp-and-paper mill that got power from the dams. But while other parties to the settlement all have been satisfied, the tribe is still waiting. And some of the original negotiators of the Elwha Act say they still want the law’s promise to the tribe fulfilled. In a letter to Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar written in March, former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, an original co-sponsor of the Elwha Act, stressed that the payment to the tribe was an important part of the balance of justice the settlement sought to strike. “We knew, when we negotiated the settlement, that we could not make up for every loss,” Bradley wrote.
“But we did envision a generous settlement with the tribe and we did not consider removal of the dams and restoration of the fisheries to be, by themselves, commensurate with the fulfillment of the nation’s obligation to the tribe. “There was to be more, and we saw land and economic-development funds as key parts of that additional responsibility. “It would be a wonderful thing if, on the same day we declare the dams to be gone, we could also say that the law worked equally well to cause the United States to meet its settlement obligations with the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe.”
Progress in restoration The $325 million federal restoration project enabled by the act is well under way, with one dam already out of the river and the other to be gone by next May. The former owner of the Port Angeles mill that took its power from the dams received replacement power to stay in business, and U.S. taxpayers paid $30 million for the dams to their owner. Industrial and residential water users in Port Angeles also have received elaborate new water-quality infrastructure — at more than $163 million in taxpay-
ers’ expense — to ensure dam removal on the Elwha River doesn’t degrade their water supply. The ecological recovery of the Elwha watershed also is starting to take hold: The first wild steelhead has made it back to the river, and a revegetation plan for the former lake beds is under way.
Equivalent buying power But the tribe has been waiting so long for the $4 million authorized in the law that it today is seeking a congressional appropriation of $15 million for equivalent buying power to meet the intent of the law, which was to help the tribe buy land for housing and economic development. But whether the tribe will get even the $4 million originally promised is far from clear. The tribe is pressing for an appropriation from Congress before U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Belfair, retires at the end of the year after 36 years in office. A longtime champion of the tribe and the Elwha, Dicks is the natural go-to. But he also faces the reality that implementing the Elwha Act took a lot longer, and cost a lot more, than anyone anticipated in 1992. It took Dicks, who led the effort, 14 separate appropriations bills through four administrations — and, finally, federal stimulus dollars — to pay for the project.
In the end, building infrastructure for water-quality protection swallowed more than half the total eventual spending on the Elwha Act. It swamped the $113 million original cost estimate for the Elwha restoration and was by far the single most expensive element of the project. By contrast, dam removal cost $35 million. Ecosystem restoration, including revegetation, fish recovery and scientific monitoring, cost even less at $26 million. Also built was a new $16 million hatchery for the tribe, to replace a hatchery rendered inoperable by the dam-removal project.
Escalation in costs A combination of factors led to the escalation in the Elwha project’s total cost to nearly triple the initial estimates. The estimates were always moving targets, and inflation pumped up the cost of a project that ultimately stretched out over more than 20 years. There were complicating developments as the project dragged on, including the listing of four threatened species in the river. And most of all, there was the task of fleshing out the law’s general requirements, such as maintaining water quality, through extended negotiations with project partners such as the city of Port Angeles that were under no obligation to share costs.
Lower Elwha Klallam leaders say none of it was their doing, and that the tribe shouldn’t be punished for so much time going by, or for expensive demands by other parties to the settlement.
No promises But George Behan, administrative assistant to Dicks, now makes no promises. “A lot of things are authorized in this country that are never appropriated,” Behan said. “And lots of things happened that weren’t intended in that legislation, like the hatchery, and the new water system, and a lot of other things that came up that were unanticipated in 1992, when there was another congressman in the district, and another senator, and a lot of other things.” Eli Zupnick, spokesman for Washington’s senior senator, Patty Murray, said Murray is open to pursuing a path for funding for the tribe, but how much or what that might look like is still in the works. Possibilities include working with the National Park Service to include the funding in that agency’s budget, Zupnick said. The tribe is not giving up on the settlement promised in the law, said Frances Charles, chairwoman of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe. “Everyone else got what they wanted,” Charles said. “But we are still the last ones at the bottom of the totem pole.”
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feel the [site’s] power’ CONTINUED FROM A1 years,” she said. “We saw the cedar tree The dams’ dismantling stumps. The grass is starting began last September as part to get green. “Everything is being of a $325 million Elwha exposed,” she added. River Restoration Project “Everything is coming undertaken by the National Forest Service at the urging back to life.” of many — especially the Like a coil basket tribe — to restore the river and its salmon runs. The creation site’s name Elwha Dam, built about 5 is the Klallam word for coil miles from the mouth of basket because the holes Elwha River, was gone by reminded the Lower Elwha March. of them, Valadez said. Glines Canyon Dam, built Valadez was one of those upriver in 1927, is expected who brought pendants and to be fully removed by early filled them with water from summer 2013. one of the depressions in the As the water receded rock. behind the Elwha Dam, “We filled them with Olympic National Park water from the creation site archaeologists informed the and made necklaces for our tribe in July that the sacred elders,” she said, adding that site had been uncovered, her necklace went to Adeline Charles said. Smith. Within days of the news, The creation site is only about a dozen people, includ- one of many areas on the ing some children, walked to river important to the Elwha. it,. The whole river is sacred, Valadez said. Feel the power “We don’t have stories of migration from other places,” “You could feel the power she said. of the rock,” Charles said. “We have stories of being “You could feel the emocreated on this river. This is tions. It was really overwhere we’ve always been.” whelming,” “There were a few songs 8,000-year-old site and prayers and just the overwhelming joy of realizRadiocarbon analysis of a ing that this is reality. second “culturally sensitive It’s not a myth.” site” found recently on the The walk to the sacred Elwha River showed that rock was very emotional, people had lived there as far Charles said. back as 8,000 years ago, “There are really no according to Olympic words that can express it, National Park officials. walking on that land that The second discovery is has been covered for 100 one of the oldest known
archaeological sites on the Olympic Peninsula, the park said. Material from the second site was collected for further study, and the site was reburied. Like the creation site, it was recently discovered in an area that had been covered by one of the two lakes that had been behind the dams. Both sites are off limits to the public, and no specific location information has been released. “Because of the sensitivity of these sites, we will not be releasing more detailed location information,” said Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent Todd Suess. WENDY SAMPSON Park rangers are offering Alongside recarved Elwha River is the tribal creation site that was interpretive walks of portions of the drained lakes — inundated by Lake Aldwell for nearly 100 years. for information, go to www. nps.gov/olym/parknews/ The tribe was named one in 1952 by another anthro“He would point down at elwha_exploration.htm. of several possible recipients pologist, Wayne Suttles. the creation site . . . It took of the new land under con“They were recording me awhile to see what he Land control issues gressional authorization of elders at different times, and was talking about because it the dam removal in 1992. they all described the site,” was under water. I’d look and “We’re going to continue Other possibilities include look, and all I’d see was to find evidence of our his- setting it aside as a state or Valadez said. water,” the Klallam elder Although knowledge of tory,” predicted Charles, add- national park or as a national the creation site was kept said. ing that the Lower Elwha wildlife refuge. “He finally told me, you alive by the elders, none have lived all up and down the have to look beyond the been able to visit it so far. river, and in the Olympics. Elders’ stories “It was a challenge to get water and see the bottom. The discoveries have “I finally did see what he there,” Valadez said. fueled the tribe’s desire to Tribal elders have told was pointing out.” “Our elders want to go steward land being uncov- stories of the Elwha, and the Ben Charles said he was ered as the lakes recede, creation site, for generations. there, if it were made more excited when he heard that according to The Seattle Tribal members told possible,” she said. One of those is Ben the rock had been uncovered. Times. anthropologist T.T. Water“I texted back a message It quoted Suess as saying man about the rock in 1919, Charles, 74, who saw the rock underwater when he saying, ‘I want to go,’” he said. that the National Park Ser- Valadez said. He has been told it is a vice eventually wants to That was followed by was a child of preschool age launch a public process to reports in 1925 by University following his fisherman difficult hike, but, he said, “as decide the long-term disposi- of Washington anthropology brother in walks along the a child I made it and I believe as an elder I could make it tion of the land. professor Erna Gunther and river. yet. “Sometime, I’ll give it a try.”
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Steve Burke, executive director of William Shore Memorial Pool in Port Angeles, hoses down the pool deck at the conclusion of a renovation project Friday. The pool reopens to the public Monday.
Pool: 50th anniversary party CONTINUED FROM A1 who were on duty the day the pool opened, Burke said. Diving and synchronized Renovation is being funded by swimming demonstrations also a $415,000 grant from the state Department of Commerce and a are planned. The summertime closure was capital improvement loan from the state of Washington, he added. selected because July is the areaâ€™s During this summerâ€™s renova- driest month and the new paint tion, 52 tons of metal pipe were for the pool would cure easiest replaced with PVC pipe, and more then. The pool is reopening a week than 50 gallons of paint and 6,000 later than originally scheduled, pounds of tile were used. but still in time for the Aug. 20 start of swim practice for the Port Party in September Angeles High School girls swim A 50th anniversary party of team. the pool, named for a popular Port The pool gets between 45,000 Angeles High School teacher and and 50,000 visits annually, includcoach who died in 1958, is set for ing 175 youngsters a month who 1 p.m. Sept. 30. receive swimming lessons, Burke The celebration will feature has said. The William Shore Memorial appearances by members of the Shore family as well as lifeguards Pool District took ownership of
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was arrested Aug. 5, 2010, and has been free on a $100,000 bond since that time. He was taken into custody after the verdict and remanded to the Jefferson County jail where he will remain until an Oct. 5 sentencing hearing. â€œIâ€™m very pleased about the verdict,â€? said Prosecuting Attorney Scott Rosekrans. â€œObviously the jury didnâ€™t find the defendantâ€™s story credible and they reached a decision in less time than in many other similar cases.â€?
PORT TOWNSEND â€” A Jefferson County jury has found a Brinnon man guilty of 41 counts of rape and assault against the Filipino woman he brought to his home with the promise of marriage. The verdict was delivered Friday morning after five hours of deliberation, begun Thursday afternoon, by the five-woman, sixman jury chosen Monday for the trial in Jefferson County Superior Court. Patrick John McAllister, 49, Appeal expected
Teen CONTINUED FROM A1 Cowenâ€™s 22-year-old passenger, his daughter Amy, was treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital, the office said. â€œThe crash occurred when the motorcycle was jumping over a dune and collided with the ATV which was climbing up the other side,â€? according to a Douglas County Sheriffâ€™s Office bulletin. Ziegler was wearing a helmet, sheriffâ€™s spokesman Dwes Hutson said. Ziegler made the Port Angeles High School honor roll as a sophomore last semester.
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McAllisterâ€™s attorney Lance Hester said he expected to appeal after the sentencing hearing. â€œPatrick is devastated,â€? Hester said. â€œHe had the courage to go to trial even though there were so many counts against him but he thought justice would prevail. â€œNow we will need to wait to see what the Court of Appeals has to say.â€? Rosekrans said the standard sentence range for these counts was 210 to 280 months but McAllisterâ€™s sentence could be more severe because of the juryâ€™s ruling that he showed â€œdeliberate crueltyâ€? in all of the counts. It took Superior Court Judge Craddock Verser 16 minutes to read the verdicts in all of the 41 counts, although in most cases the language was identical. Court documents give the following account:
McAllister was introduced to the Filipino woman, then 22, by her brother-in-law who lives in Jefferson County. She is not named because of the nature of the crime. He began a long-distance relationship with her, phoning her for several months while she was living with her family in the Philippines. McAllister visited her in the Philippines in 2008. Upon his return, told her that he wanted to marry her and â€œwould give her a good life.â€? She arrived in Seattle on March 14, 2010, and was brought to McAllisterâ€™s home in Brinnon. The Aug. 3 incident report documents 24 instances of sexual violence between March 18 and April 26, 2010, at which time the woman escaped McAllisterâ€™s house and sought help from police. It took 15 months to file charges because the woman spoke a Filipino dialect for which no certified translator was available, court documents said. The woman, who became fluent in English in the time leading up to the trial, testified for two hours on Tuesday afternoon. Jury foreman Rick Hansen said her testimony was convincing and was the major factor in the juryâ€™s verdict. â€œShe was completely credible and the defense witnesses were pretty lame,â€? Hansen said. â€œThere wasnâ€™t a lot of physical evidence, so we had to rely on what people said but she was convincing.â€?
The Port Angeles City Council and the Utility Advisory Committee will discuss the future of the Morse Creek hydroelectric facility when they meet Tuesday. The meeting, which is the advisory committeeâ€™s regular monthly meeting and a special meeting for the City Council, will begin at 3 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St. The Morse Creek hydroelectric facility, which is operated by the city electric utility, has not been operational since April. It needs $100,000 in repairs to replace bearings on the generator, Larry Dunbar, deputy director of power and telecommunications systems, said in a memo to the committee. The city holds water rights on Morse Creek for hydroelectric power generation and emergency back-up water. The creek extends 16.3 miles from its headwaters in Olympic National Park to the Strait of Juan de Fuca 2 miles east of Port Angeles. The committee also will hear a report on low-impact development and discuss the 2012 Electric Utility Resource Plan.
Clallam County The three Clallam County commissioners will present a certificate of appreciation for retiring Drug Court Coordinator Preston Kayes for more than 13 years of service to the county. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissionersâ€™ board room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Commissioners also will consider a letter of support for a Community Economic Revitalization Board grant for the Carlsborg urban growth area wastewater and water reuse facility. Also on the agenda: â– A contract amendment with the state Department of Social and Health Services extending a period of performance to December 2017 for the access to a data share agreement. â– A contract amendment with Klallam Counseling Services extending an agreement through Dec. 31 for co-occurring disorders outpatient services for adult clients. â– A contract amendment with the state Department of Health changing the statement of work for several programs and increasing funding. â– A contract amendment with the state Parks and Recreation Commission extending an agreement to May 31, 2013 for maintenance of Clallam Bay State ParkCommunity Beach. â– Bid openings for painting and West Midway lighting improvements at the Clallam County Fairgrounds. â– A bid opening for the Fourth Street sidewalk upgrades for the Clallam County Courthouse. â– Notice that the preliminary 2013 budget will be available on Sept. 11. â– Resolution appointing members to the Lake Sutherland steering committee. Commissioners will meeting in
Eye on Clallam the same board room at 9 a.m. Monday for their weekly work session to discuss the action items. A briefing on the Washington Counties Risk Pool will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.
Public utility district Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will hear a staff report on the utility resource plan, including forecasted loads, resources, and conservation targets, when they meet Monday. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held at the Port Angeles main office, located at 2431 E. U.S. Highway 101. Other agenda items include a bid recommendation for a diesel tractor, a resolution reestablishing the districtâ€™s working funds and customary business.
Port Angeles schools Port Angeles School Board members conduct a public hearing on the 2012-13 budget at a special meeting Monday. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Services Building, 216 E. Fourth St. Copies of the preliminary budget are available for review at the Central Services Building. The budget is expected to be adopted during the Aug. 27 meeting.
Planning Commission The Clallam County Planning Commission will conduct a work session on a request to rezone 5.4 acres from rural neighborhood conservation to rural neighborhood commercial when it meets Wednesday. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the commissionersâ€™ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse. The after-hour entrance is located on the south side of the building between the two main entrances. After a June 20 public hearing, the commission voted 6-2 to remand the request back to staff to explore such options as a conditional use permit or the establishment of a limited area of more intensive rural development.
Olympic Medical Center Olympic Medical Center commissioners will consider an agreement for the Epic electronic medical records system on Wednesday. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Linkletter Hall in the basement of the Port Angeles hospital, 939 E. Caroline St., Port Angeles. Other agenda items include an amendment to an agreement with Peninsula Emergency Services, Inc.; the administratorâ€™s report on operations; a lease renewal for a Veteranâ€™s Administration clinic; a presentation on Swedish Telehealth; and reports on credentials and quality.
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SEATTLE — Former Justice Richard Sanders’ bid to return to the Washington Supreme Court is still alive. Sanders was holding onto second place as more ballots were counted from Tuesday’s primary. He trailed Seattle appeals lawyer Sheryl Gordon McCloud in the race to replace retiring Justice Tom Chambers, but he
had a shrinking lead over King County Superior Court Judge Bruce Hilyer. Hilyer gained about 10,000 votes on Sanders Friday, but he still trailed by more than 14,000 out of 1 million counted.
Still to be counted About 61,000 of the nearly 148,000 ballots still to be counted are from King County, where Hilyer has been doing well and making up ground. McCloud had 29.5 percent of the vote; Sanders, 28.3 percent; and Hilyer, 26.9 percent. Former Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg is running a
distant fourth with 15.3 percent. If the results hold, Sanders and McCloud would face off in the general election in November. Sanders is known for his libertarian leanings, for siding with defendants in criminal appeals, and for sometimes startling remarks. He served 15 years on the Supreme Court. In 2010, he lost a re-election bid to experienced appellate lawyer Charlie Wiggins by just 13,000 votes out of nearly 2 million cast. He once yelled “tyrant!” at then-U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey at a black-tie dinner in Washington, D.C., and
shortly before the 2010 election, he drew criticism for questioning the notion that systemic bias is part of the reason certain minority groups are overrepresented in the prison population.
Well-funded Hilyer raised far more money than anyone else in the campaign — nearly $204,000 to Sanders’ $125,000, McCloud’s $117,000 and Ladenburg’s $72,000. He has been a King County Superior Court judge for 12 years, and he served as its presiding judge from 2008-10, a period of intense budget cuts.
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Big Carlsborg sewer question: the cost BY LEE HORTON PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM — Opponents of the Carlsborg Urban Growth Area public sewer system want to know how much it will cost. But the best answer they got during a comm u n i t y forum at the Sequim Transit Center last week was that McEntire Clallam County is working to minimize what residents will have to pay. “I can’t give you any numbers because we don’t have them in hand yet,” said Jim McEntire, R-Sequim, one of the three Clallam County commissioners. This answer failed to satisfy a majority of the assembled crowd, numbering about 85 at one point, who spent much of the two-anda-half-hour meeting voicing their concerns about the costs associated with a new sewer system. McEntire said his aim, which he feels is shared by the other two county commissioners, is to come up with the plan that provides the most benefit at a low cost.
“The capital cost — the cost of putting in pipes and/ or a facility — what I would like to do is get that cost as low as possible,” McEntire said. “I think we all would. “The other piece of that is the operation and maintenance cost of whatever we do build. I want to keep that low as well because that drives the monthly rate that folks are going to pay.” When a few of the standing-room-only crowd suggested their cost be zero, McEntire said that wasn’t possible. “Zero is not on the table, unfortunately,” he said.
Rural nature Along with the costs and not knowing them, many fear the rural nature of Carlsborg would be changed by a growing industrial district. The crowd included Carlsborg residents who live both within and outside the urban growth area. Those living outside the borders were concerned that the boundaries of the urban growth area would expand to include them. McEntire insisted that would happen only if residents asked for it. “If you don’t want annexation, it ain’t going to happen,” McEntire said.
A small number spoke in favor of the sewer system, including Don Butler, owner of High Energy Metals, who said the sewer would also serve those who work in Carlsborg. “I appreciate the residents and concerns and what they want there, but this is also about the 1,100 jobs that are in Carlsborg, and maintaining those jobs,” Butler said. “The county has come in, stepped up and said they’re going to carry most of the capital costs of this thing. “Why are they doing it? Well, part of the reason I’ve got to think is that 95 percent of those people who work in Carlsborg live outside of Carlsborg and within the county, Butler said. “So, I see it as the county trying to take care of those people more anything else.” The county wants to begin building the sewer system in 2014. But before it starts, the sewer facilities plan that the PUD commissioners approved in June needs the approval of the state Department of Ecology, which has until September to make its decision. In the meantime, McEntire said there will be more public meetings on the sewer system.
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A hypochondriac’s compendium BECAUSE I’M TECHNICALLY over 40, it’s been a bad year for me health-wise. I’ve had a host of ailW. Bruce ments, including an appendi- Cameron citis attack, spleen disruptions and liver migrations, all made worse by the fact that my doctor doesn’t agree that I’ve had any of them. Instead, he says I have mild hypochondria, which is silly — I have major hypochondria! A hypochondriac is a person who gets a disease by hearing about it. So when, for example, I heard about a rare disease called cornu cutaneum, in which a 4-inch horn grows out of the center of one’s forehead, I knew for certain I had it. Panicked because I didn’t think I could make a living as a rhinoceros, I phoned my doctor
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Peninsula Voices over their own working The article “A Bad Deal lifetimes. Perhaps if the Social for Workers?” [PDN, Aug. Security taxes the 6] purports that present employer paid were and future retirees will included, the combined have paid more in Social total would be closer to Security taxes than they that presented in the artiwill receive in benefits. cle. The article lacks explaBut that is not what the nations for the basis of its article said — throughout figures. Workers pay 6.2 percent it talks to what the worker paid. of their wages in Social Social Security is one of Security taxes (temporarily the best deals seniors have reduced to 4.2 percent for going for them in these 2011 and 2012.) tough times. But, assuming an Employer-provided penemployee earned $50,000 annually and paid 6.2 per- sions are disappearing. The volatility of the cent for 40 years, he would stock market and the minipay a total of $140,000 in mal interest rates earned Social Security taxes. on their savings challenge Even at the maximum taxable earnings in 2012 of seniors. An inflation-adjusted $110,100, an employee Social Security benefit that would pay only $273,048 has been and will probably over 40 years. Neither of these figures continue to be the primary source on income for most comes close to those preretirees, and perhaps the sented in the article, and only thing keeping them these examples probably above the poverty level. represent far more than Karen Donlon, most people will actually pay in Social Security taxes Sequim
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“I’m for gay marriage. If any “I hope that two people want Romney doesn’t to get married, get in, because I think we need to more power to them. It’s their keep the health personal choice, care, the right? It’s their Obamacare. It’s good for all of us.” choice to live their lives any way they choose.”
would my alien hand do to me if I rendered the remote useless?” “You seem to be catching a lot of strange diseases lately. Have you been reading about rare disorders or something?” “No, not at all! Well, there is this one book.” “What’s it called?” “‘Rare Disorders.’” “Ah. I’d like you to send it to me,” my doctor requested. “So you can provide better treatment?” “Sending it to me is the treatment.” That’s when he explained that I had hypochondria, which I found in the book right next to hyponatremia, whose symptoms include fatigue, listlessness and apathy. I decide I’ll send him the book later — right now, I just don’t feel like doing it.
Now that the primary election is over, what are the issues that will influence how you vote in November?
Janet Wood “I’m against same-sex marriage. It should be the traditional union between man and woman. I’m also against raising the sales tax here in Sequim. It’s high enough.”
hand, strictly on its own, tries to kill me via strangulation or doughnuts. I’ve watched, mesmerized, as my hand spookily reaches into a box and pulls out a chocolate-covered, custard-filled bismark, which you know has to be even worse for you than a doughnut because they taste even better. You’ll recall that Dr. Strangelove, played by Peter Sellers, had alien-hand syndrome — and that the movie ended with total nuclear annihilation, though my doctor isn’t sure that’s going to happen in my case. “Your hand has tried to strangle you? Honestly?” he asks skeptically after what the nurse puts me through, in the name of preventing the destruction of the planet. “I think it has tried to strangle me dishonestly,” I correct. “It pretends to be just lying there. I think it’s waiting for me to fall asleep.” “How do you know you’ve got this rare syndrome?” “Because,” I say triumphantly, “the rest of me has akinetic mutism!”
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know the term refers to the fact that our unique freedoms allow Americans to do exceptional things, not that Americans are exceptional people. But then, what can we expect from a group which gives half a billion dollars to cronies for schemes that employ half a dozen people, then go bankrupt, like Solyndra, but cancel all future NASA programs involving manned flights and rover landings, which will throw thousands of scientists and engineers out of work, not to mention the tens of thousands in support positions. However, it does explain why in a recession, if the president is a liberal, it’s always the worst recession since the Great Depression, but when a conservative is in the White House, prosperity is only a tax cut away (Harding, 1920-21; Eisenhower, 1951-52; Reagan, 1980-81; and Bush 2001-02). Mike Keegan, Port Angeles
portion of the ballot is standard for HART users. In defense of the two The election title and letters to the editor in the date are prominent. PDN Aug. 8, I would like to We have had no voter respond on behalf of complaints regarding Clallam County placing the citizens not being aware of election date on voting the election date. material. Patty Rosand, The date of the election Clallam County auditor, is clearly marked on the Port Angeles ballot return envelope flap in large print. Lavender planning When you seal your In response to the ballot envelope, you can’t comments regarding the miss it. Sequim Lavender Weekend On the ballot, in the upper-left-hand corner, the [“Lavender Review,” PDN, date of the election appears Aug. 8]: The planning and in large, clear print. production of the Sequim On the back side of the Lavender Festival and ballot, the election date appears again in the upper- subsequent lavender harvest occurring left-hand corner. Each county auditor can immediately after the event sometimes limit our select the ballot materials reporting of the successes and voting system he or of our special event. she uses. We do try our best Twenty-three of 39 by updating our two Washington counties, websites and delivering including Clallam, use the press releases to the local HART Intercivic voting press. system. TURN TO VOICES/A11 The ballot heading
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Peninsula Voices CONTINUED FROM A10 There is no better testimonial to our festival’s success, attendance and visitor-convenience by personally visiting the Street Fair on Fir Street and the Free Farms on Tour, as many thousands did. As these venues offer free admission, we have no gatekeepers, ticket counters or sales receipts to gauge attendance. We use the “shoulder-toshoulder measurement” along the street aisles and the presence of happy faces at our farms to determine if we did it right. We report that we hit the “10 ring.” Scientific? No. Successful, yes. My personal business surpassed all previous sales records over a 10-year period. Several vendors drove home (one a 200-mile round trip) to restock inventory.
A lot of stuff passes across the table between friends in 20 years. I think I know Bill pretty well and can say with conviction that I trust him. Bill is part of the reason for the good financial stability of Sequim today. We spent 10 years on the Sequim City Council together in the early 2000s, when the Sequim bypass first opened. The town of Sequim was about 2,000 people. The fear of many was that the town would not survive because travelers Jendrucko — aka “Dr. would not be forced to go Lavender” — is media-rela- through town to get to the tions representative for the West End. Sequim Lavender Growers Most of the income to Association and co-owner of run Washington’s small Sequim Lavender Co. towns comes from local sales tax revenues, and our Councilman praised town was lacking. There was also a cusBill Huizinga is my tomer- and businessfriend. unfriendly city governWe have been having ment. coffee almost every SaturFees to start a business day morning for 20 years. Applications for 2013 are being accepted. Several vendors, absent from our previous festivals, wish to return. Serving lines at our food court were 10-20 hungry deep. The musicians packed the music venue. Our business plan worked. We’ll continue to stick with it. We’ll keep the lavender blooming for the 17th Sequim Lavender Festival. Paul Jendrucko, Sequim
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here were very high. And building contractors did not want to do business in Sequim. Bill Huizinga is part of the City Council that changed all that. That council, made up of almost entirely people with business backgrounds and business sense, provided the economic development thinking that is responsible for the good financial health of Sequim today. Bill Huizinga has moved outside the city limit and given up his seat on the Sequim City Council. When you see Bill around town, thank him for many years of good service to our community. Walt Schubert, Sequim Schubert is a former mayor of Sequim.
Concert attractions I went to hear Charlie Ferris at the Concert on
the Pier [Aug. 1]. He drew a big, enthusiastic crowd. It was a most fascinating experience. The area between seating and the stage is open to all sorts of artistic pursuits. There were chalk drawings from previous weeks, someone was blowing huge bubbles which caught the sun’s rays as they wafted over my head, and there were dancers. First, was a little girl about 6 dressed in pink and white striped stockings, a pink ruffled tutu, and a pink sparkly top — who was totally uninhibited in front of the large group. As she danced freely back and forth across the area, she often held her hands in prayer position under her chin. Having just come from the [Olympic Medical] Cancer Center, I found that a positive confirmation.
There was a Down syndrome man who danced the entire time, with a very creative step which he varied to suit the music. Then there was a young man in a wheelchair whose body could only respond in spastic movements. But, boy, when Charlie sang a song that had obviously been a part of this man’s past, he came zooming up front in his wheelchair and gave an exuberant performance. Exuberant from the dictionary: Joyously unrestrained and enthusiastic. The concert ended with a standing ovation for Charlie. I’m sure a great many of those present will join me in looking forward to his next show. Thank you for providing an event where friends and neighbors can gather to enjoy a summer evening. Pat Shaw, Port Angeles
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Kobe Bryant works against the Argentina defense Friday. The United States faces Spain for the gold medal today.
U.S., Spain familiar foes BY BRIAN MAHONEY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON — The Americans left as champions four years ago and returned thinking they were even better. This U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team was an improved model over the 2008 version, players insisted, so versatile, so athletic that not only would they beat those gold medalists, but they could even take a game from the Dream Team. The stats back them up, and a place in history is awaiting this group of Americans — on one condition. “I thought we had the potential to be really good, better than the ‘08 team, but the ‘08 team brought home gold, so we’ve got some unfinished business still left,” LeBron James said Saturday. And it comes today against Spain, the team the Americans beat in an Olympic classic at the 2008 Beijing Games. The U.S. completed its climb back to the top of international basketball with a 118-107 victory, pulling away after Spain was within four points in the final three minutes. The game was 40 end-to-end minutes of all offense, all the time, and the Americans have the ability to be even more potent now. They are averaging 116.7 points — just slightly off the Dream Team’s record of 117.3 per game — and set the Olympic record with 156 in an 83-point victory over Nigeria. They are averaging 10 points more than the ‘08 squad and winning by eight more points per game, and with James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony, the U.S. has enough hot hands to fill an octopus. “We obviously have a lot of talent. Our team here is pretty ridiculous,” Bryant said.
Tough road for Spain The rematch between the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 teams was widely expected coming into the games, but Spain hasn’t always looked up to the challenge in London. The Spaniards lost twice in the preliminary round, then fell into an 11-point halftime deficit against Russia in the semifinals after managing just 20 points — which is about seven minutes worth of work for the Americans. Spain rallied for a 67-59 victory, saying afterward how rewarding it was just to get the gold-medal game while facing a number of injuries. And as they hugged members of the Spanish royal family, then talked about the difficult circumstances they’ve overcome, they had the appearance of a team whose work was done, more ready for a vacation than another game within 48 hours. “I’m not buying that,” James said. “It’s the same story you hear from Boston every year. They’re hurt, they’re old, not going to be able to compete, and then next thing you know finals come around, Eastern Conference finals, and they’re right there. “So I’m not buying that.” TURN
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Sequim High School student Taylor Gahr, left, navigates while her father, Paul Gahr, drives Live Wire during the sprint boat Series Points Race at Extreme Sports Park in Port Angeles on Saturday.
A sport for the ages Area young women excel at racing event BY BRAD LABRIE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Taylor Gahr, who will start her junior year at Sequim High School in a couple of weeks, is spending the summer navigating sprint boats that go 80- to 90-mph on a curvy water course. Meanwhile, 20-year-old Nicole Brown of Port Angeles drove in her very first sprint boat race during Saturday’s Extreme Sports Park racing event just west of Port Angeles. Just don’t say that the extreme sport of sprint boats isn’t for young women.
“The more throttle the better,” Brown said about driving for the first time. “It’s the adrenaline [that I love about the sport],” Gahr, 17, said. The two were performing before 8,000-plus of their friends, families and just plain racing fans from around the Pacific Northwest at the first race of the year at Extreme Sports Park. The facility, just one of two sprint boat tracks in the state and one of just a few in the Northwest, was hosting the fourth U.S. Sprint Boat Associa-
Sprint Boats tion’s Series Points Race of the year. Port Angeles also will be hosting the sixth and final race of the season, for the National Finals Championship, on Sept. 8. There are three classes of boats with a driver and a navigator for each boat. Each boat races against the clock with the fastest boats in the preliminary rounds advancing to the championship rounds, with boats earning points toward the national championship points title. In the first five races of the season, all the boats scramble to earn points for the final goal of winning the season-long national title. Taylor Gahr’s father, Paul
Gahr of Sequim, won the A-400 national finals race championship last year and was second in the overall national championship with his son, Josh Gahr, as the navigator. This year Taylor has taken over navigator duties in her father’s boat for the first time. And she is having the time of her life. “I love the technical aspects of it,” Taylor Gahr said. And it’s the technical part of racing where the Gahrs do their best driving and navigating Live Wire No. 02 for TNT Racing. “There are a couple of boats faster than we are [in the A-400 category], but where we do good is the courses like here in Port Angeles where technical techniques can be used,” Paul Gahr said. TURN
U.S. women capture hoops gold Sue Bird nets 11 in 86-50 win over France THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON — Expected to dominate, they did. All those style points were a bonus. The U.S. women’s basketball team routed France 86-50 in the final Saturday, winning
their fifth straight Olympic gold medal and putting more distance between themselves and the rest of the world heading to Rio for the 2016 Games. Candace Parker scored 21 points, including eight straight during the game-changing run in the second quarter as the U.S. took command of the game. “It’s not easy to just be put together and be expected to win a gold medal,” said guard Diana Taurasi. “It’s a special feeling.” The win was the latest in this dominant run that the Ameri-
cans have been on over the past 16 years. The U.S. has now won 41 consecutive games in the Olympics since taking the bronze medal in 1992. The Americans haven’t just been winning, they’ve been blowing past opponents. Only one team has come within single digits of them since the streak started in 1996. They’ve won by nearly 30 points a game. The U.S. has only lost once in major international competitions since 1996, against Russia in the semifinals of the
2006 world championship. The names change on the U.S. uniforms, but the results don’t. Teresa Edwards, Dawn Staley, Sheryl Swoopes and Lisa Leslie got the amazing run started and now Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings have continued it. With young stars Parker, Maya Moore and Tina Charles a big part of the success in London it doesn’t look like the run will end anytime soon. TURN
Hasselbeck not just Locker’s mentor Ex-Hawk advises former Husky on and off the field MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE
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Tennessee Titans quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck (8) and Jake Locker (10) talk during training camp earlier this week.
Matt Hasselbeck had finished offering his customary articulate insights to the Seattle media via teleconference when it was time to turn over the phone to his understudy/heir Jake Locker. “Jacob Cooper Locker, get over here right now,” he shouted in a paternal tone. “I know I’m in trouble when he uses my full name,” Locker kidded when he got on the line. The exchange is symbolic of Hasselbeck’s role as willing tutor on the field and kindly “uncle” off the field, and also
Locker’s respect and appreciation for the veteran’s attention. The two quarterbacks, iconic to the Seattle area, returned Saturday with the Tennessee Titans when they took on the Seahawks in the exhibition opener at CenturyLink Field. The Titans drafted Locker, the University of Washington star, with the No. 8 overall pick in the spring of 2011, then signed former Seahawks star Hasselbeck as a free agent. The plan was for Hasselbeck to play as long as he was able and efficient, with the understanding that he’d be the perfect veteran mentor to Locker. Early results were successful. Hasselbeck led a Titans revival (9-7) by passing for 3,571 yards and 18 touchdowns. TURN
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Scoreboard PENINSULA GOLF CLUB Saturday, Aug. 4 Competition Sub Par Any Two Holes Men’s individual gross: Gary Thorne, 67; Gerald Petersen 70; Kerry Perkins 70. Men’s individual net: Daryl Jensen, 60; Rudy Arruda, 61; Herb Renner, 61; Al Osterberg, 62; Gene Hitt, 62; Andy Duran, 62. Men’s best ball gross: Gary Thorne and Carl Caldwell, 67. Men’s best ball net: Gene Hitt and Mike Robinson, 56; Rudy Arruda and Jack Morley, 59; Rudy Arruda and Andy Duran, 61; Herb Renner and Lyle Andrus, 61; Daryl Jensen and Al Osterberg, 62; Daryl Jensen and Ray Dooley, 62; Joe Tweter and Mike Robinson, 62. Ladies net: Cindy Schlaffman, 51; Sandy Granger, 60; Sherry Henderson, 63; Denise Clarke, 65. Sunday, Aug. 5 Two-man Scramble Low gross: Rick Parkhurst and Bob Brodhun, 62; Paul reed and Bill Evenstad, 64; Low net: Greg Senf and Dave Wahlsten, 56.7; Greg Thomas and Curt Thomas, 60.7; Kevin Russell and Jim Spurr, 61.4; Gerald Petersen and Bill Lindberg, 61.7; Win Miller and Jeff Colvin, 61.9. CEDARS AT DUNGENESS Wednesday Two-man Best Ball Flight One Gross: Carey Richardson and John Magee, 73; Paul Ryan and Dave Yasumura, 73. Net: Kip McKeever and Jac Osborn, 58; JC Schumacher and Everett Thometz, 61. Flight Two Gross: Warren Cortez and Whitey Best, 76. Net: JC Schumacher and Kevin McCormack, 59; Pat Lauerman and Mike Sutton, 62. Flight Three Gross: Ed Busch and Nicolaas Holt, 81. Net: Dave Robert and Martin Cantisano, 59; Gary Williams and Richard Hansen, 59. Closest to Pin No. 8 Low division: Dave Yasumura, 11 ft. 11 in. High division: Mike Sutton, 4 ft. 3 in. No. 17 Low division: Warren Cortez, 17 ft. 5 in. High division: Ed Busch, 3 ft. 9 in. No. 4 Open: Dave Yasumura, 4 ft. 7 in. Thursday Merchant League Team Points 1. Eric’s RV repair 36.5 2. Skyridge Golf Club 36 3. Dungeness plumbing 32 3. Raske Insurance 32 5. Eagle Home Mortgage 31 6. Kettel’s 76 28.5 7. Bigg Dogg 25 7. Mischmidt 25 9. Dungeness Golf Shop 23 10. Sequim Plumbing 22.5 11. Stymie’s Bar and Grill 17.5 12. Windermere Sequim East 14 12. Jamestown Aces 14 14. Team McAleer-RE/Max 13 Weekly Results Skyridge Golf Club 8, Eagle Home Mortgage 2 Eric’s RV Repair 10, Sequim Plumbing 0 Bigg Dogg 7, Windermere Sequim East 3 Dungeness Golf Shop 9, Team McAleerRE/Max 1 Dungeness Plumbing 9, Stymie’s Bar and Grill 1 Mischmidt 8, Kettel’s 76 2 Raske Insurance 10, Jamestown Aces 0 Low Handicap Division Gross: Jeff Jones, 36; Gary Kettel, 36; Sid Krumpe, 37; Jeff Petersen, 40; Matt Eveland, 40. Net: Mike Schmidt, 31; Jason Huffman, 33; Bill Francis, 34; Andy Mildenberger, 34. High Handicap Division Gross: Sam Schoessler, 44; Kim Mishko, 48; Clint Wetzel, 48; George Penic, 49; Kirk Gries, 49. Net: Jeff Abrams, 30; Lance Gardner, 32; Larry Kettel, 34; Chuck Anderson, 34. Closest to Pin No. 4 Low Division: Kris Lether, 6 ft. 9 in. High Division: Kim Mishko, 6 ft. 7 in. No. 8 Low Division: Jeff Jones, 4 ft. 1 in. High Division: Greg Ulin, 10 ft. 10 in. SUNLAND GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 2012 Associate Club Championship Gross: Tracy Dunlap, 158; Greg Mullikin, 163; Jeff Sparks, 164. Net: Glynn Brown, 138; Eric Hegge, 143; Mark Ostroot, 144. SKYRIDGE GOLF COURSE Sunday, Aug. 5 Competition Sub Par Any Two Par Fours Net: Carl Taylor, 62; Mike Tipton, 62; Dave Koehler, 62; Don Tipton, 63; John Naples, 64; Mike Penna, 64; Dusty Henry, 65; John O’Rourke, 65; Bud Bowling, 65; Dennis Ferrie, 65.
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Belgium’s Tia Hellebaut fails to clear the bar in the women’s high jump final Saturday. Hellebaut finished fifth. Russia’s Anna Chicherova won gold, the United States’ Brigetta Barrett was the silver medalist and Svetlana Shkolina of Russia took the bronze. Butch’s Ballers 3 The Coo Coo Nest 2 Higher Grounds 1 Elwha Gone Wild 1 The Daily Grind 1 Green Division Team W Seven Cedar’s Casino 3 Blind Ambition/Lou’s 3 Mt. Pleasant IGS & 76 3 State Farm Killa Beez 2 Olympic Restoration 1 Evergreen Collision 0 Gray Division Team W Armstrong Marine 4 Family Juels 3 Lakeside Industries 2 The Lions 1 Olympic Medical 0
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S 29 27 25 15 19 14 16 11
B 29 22 32 19 14 17 12 12
T 102 87 78 62 44 37 35 33
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One out when winning run scored. E_Ryan (4), Thames (2), Pujols (6), H.Kendrick (9). DP_Los Angeles 2. LOB_Seattle 3, Los Angeles 4. 2B_M.Saunders (27), K.Morales 2 (15), H.Kendrick (17). HR_Ackley (9), Jaso (6), Trout (21). SB_Aybar (8). S_H.Kendrick. SF_ Trout. IP H R ER BB SO Seattle F.Hernandez 7 5 5 4 1 3 Kinney L,0-2 1 1/3 1 1 1 2 2 Los Angeles E.Santana 6 1/3 5 5 4 1 6 Takahashi 2/3 0 0 0 0 1 Jepsen 1 1 0 0 0 1 Frieri W,1-0 1 0 0 0 0 3 HBP—by E.Santana (Carp). WP—Kinney. Umpires—Home, Mike Everitt; First, Laz Diaz; Second, Mike Estabrook; Third, Paul Schrieber. T—2:31. A—39,016 (45,957).
American League West Division W L Texas 65 46 Oakland 60 52 Los Angeles 60 53 Seattle 51 63 East Division W L New York 67 46 Baltimore 61 52 Tampa Bay 60 52 Boston 56 58 Toronto 53 60 Central Division W L Chicago 61 50 Detroit 61 52 Cleveland 52 61 Minnesota 49 63 Kansas City 48 64
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National League East Division W L Washington 70 43 Atlanta 65 47 New York 54 59 Philadelphia 51 61 Miami 51 62 Central Division W L Cincinnati 68 46 Pittsburgh 63 49 St. Louis 61 52 Milwaukee 51 60 Chicago 44 68 Houston 37 77 West Division W L San Francisco 62 52 Los Angeles 61 52 Arizona 57 56 San Diego 50 64 Colorado 41 70 Friday’s Games Cincinnati 10, Chicago Cubs 8
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San Diego 9, Pittsburgh 8 Philadelphia 3, St. Louis 1 Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 0 L.A. Dodgers 5, Miami 2 Houston 4, Milwaukee 3 Washington 9, Arizona 1 Colorado 3, San Francisco 0 Saturday’s Games Cincinnati 4, Chicago Cubs 2 San Francisco 9, Colorado 3 Milwaukee at Houston, late. San Diego at Pittsburgh, late. St. Louis at Philadelphia, late. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, late. L.A. Dodgers at Miami, late. Washington at Arizona, late. Today’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 10-8) at Miami (LeBlanc 1-1), 10:10 a.m. San Diego (Ohlendorf 4-2) at Pittsburgh (Bedard 6-12), 10:35 a.m. St. Louis (Lynn 13-5) at Philadelphia (Worley 6-7), 10:35 a.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 10-8) at Houston (Lyles 2-8), 11:05 a.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 14-6) at Chicago Cubs (Raley 0-1), 11:20 a.m. Colorado (White 2-6) at San Francisco (Zito 9-8), 1:05 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 6-4) at Arizona (Corbin 3-4), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Sheets 4-1) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 8-6), 5:05 p.m. Monday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 4:10 p.m. San Diego at Atlanta, 4:10 p.m. Houston at Chicago Cubs, 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Colorado, 5:40 p.m. Washington at San Francisco, 7:15 p.m.
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Thursday’s Games Washington 7, Buffalo 6 Philadelphia 24, Pittsburgh 23 Baltimore 31, Atlanta 17 New England 7, New Orleans 6 San Diego 21, Green Bay 13 Denver 31, Chicago 3 Friday’s Games Tampa Bay 20, Miami 7 Cincinnati 17, N.Y. Jets 6 Jacksonville 32, N.Y. Giants 31 Cleveland 19, Detroit 17 Kansas City 27, Arizona 17 San Francisco 17, Minnesota 6 Saturday’s Games Houston at Carolina, late. Tennessee at Seattle, late. Today’s Game St. Louis at Indianapolis, 10:30 a.m. Monday’s Game Dallas at Oakland, 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 Cleveland at Green Bay, 5 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 4:30 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Jacksonville at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore, 5 p.m. Miami at Carolina, 5 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 4 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 5 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 5 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 5 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 6 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 Philadelphia at New England, 5 p.m.
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McIlroy, Singh tied atop leaderboard THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Rory McIlroy finds his ball lodged in a tree on the third hole during the third round of the PGA Championship.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Rory McIlroy had quite a start to his third round Saturday in the PGA Championship. Birdie, birdie, ball in tree. Moments later, he was atop the leaderboard. McIlroy saved par on the third hole after his tee shot became stuck in a tree, and aside from that adventure, he wasn’t having much trouble with Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course on the front nine. He ended up with birdies on five of his first eight holes and led outright before a bogey at No. 9 dropped him to 6-under par, tied at the top with Vijay Singh. Tiger Woods, who entered the day with a share of the lead, was moving in the wrong direction. After three bogeys in the first seven holes, he trailed by five strokes when play
PGA was halted because of storms. Adam Scott, who lost the British Open by bogeying the last four holes, was in second place, a stroke behind the leaders. Carl Pettersson was another shot back. After two birdies to start, McIlroy’s tee shot on No. 3 somehow got lodged in the thick branch of a tree in the middle of the fairway.
Find ball, save par After searching for a bit, McIlroy realized where his ball was. He pulled it out, took a drop — and got up and down for par, sinking a 6-foot putt. The windy second round Friday was the toughest at the PGA Championship since the tournament switched to stroke play, with 41 players failing to break 80.
A battered group of golf’s top players found milder conditions Saturday, which was hot and clear before the sky darkened in the afternoon. The course was set up at 7,451 yards, the shortest it’s been so far.
Bogeys for Woods Woods entered the day with a share of the lead at 4 under, but Singh moved ahead of him with a birdie on the par-4 first hole. Woods, trying for his 15th major championship and first since 2008, missed the fairway with his first drive, and his ball nestled down in the rough to the left. He was able to reach the green with his next shot, though, and settled for par after missing a 10-foot birdie putt. On the third hole, Woods missed a 4-foot birdie putt, and he made a mess of the fourth, twice hitting into the gallery en route to the
first of two straight bogeys. The seventh hole wasn’t any better. Woods was in the sand twice and took another bogey. Play was suspended before he finished No. 8. Earlier, players took advantage of more favorable conditions. Bo Van Pelt and Steve Stricker shot 5-under 67s — two strokes better than anyone managed in the second round. Van Pelt moved to 3 under, a stroke ahead of Stricker. Trevor Immelman also was 3 under. After a fairly tame first round, the wind arrived in earnest Friday, when there were more rounds in the 90s (two) than in the 60s. Singh managed a 69 in the second round, but he was an exception. Woods had a share of the lead at the U.S. Open this summer until rounds of 75-73 plunged him into a tie for 21st.
Gold: Parker comes up big in win over France
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Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird celebrates during the United States’ gold medal win over France.
CONTINUED FROM B1 6-foot-4 Parker grabbed the rebound on the defensive Catchings said the end and dribble up through Americans “just wanted to the defense scoring on the other. keep that legacy going.” While Parker — who The U.S. faced its only challenge of the London also had 11 rebounds — Games when Australia took was providing the offense, a four-point halftime lead. the Americans turned up It was the first time in 12 their defense, holding years that the Americans France to just one basket had been trailing at the over the final 7:25 of the half. half. “We always felt like as There was no panic or worry. They just stepped up long as we played our best their defense and van- we’d be all right,” Bird said. quished the Aussies, winBig run ning by 13 points. France, which came into The U.S. led by 12 at the the gold medal game half and poured it on in the unbeaten, stayed with the third quarter. France was U.S. for the first 12 minutes able to get within 41-31 but before Parker took over. the U.S. ended the French’s She scored eight straight hope of the monumental points during a 13-2 run upset, scoring 13 of the next that gave the U.S. a 37-23 14 points. advantage. Twice the On one sequence, Catch-
NFL: Veteran helping Locker CONTINUED FROM B1 after the July arrival of daughter Colbie Jo, has Locker, in limited action, taken relevant tips from put together a 99.4 passer Hasselbeck – a veteran parrating with four touch- ent, as well. All part of the job, Hasdowns and no interceptions selbeck says. in 66 attempts. “Conversations come up The competition for the starting role is more acute (among the quarterbacks) this preseason with the about discipline and par24-year-old Locker present- enting and those kinds of ing more of a challenge to things, and truthfully, that’s Hasselbeck, 36. But that part of playing the posihasn’t affected the relation- tion,” Hasselbeck said. “How you handle the ship between them. “I have just been very season, how you handle fortunate to have him a your time at work versus part of my life . . . both as a your time at home, how you player, and as a person,” are as a husband, how you are as a dad, and ironically, Locker said. “He just has a lot of great a lot those things translate advice on how to deal with into playing quarterback stuff, how to handle things. well — leading a team and That’s what’s great about it, dealing with different perand I think people might sonalities and making sacnot realize that it goes rifices.” Hasselbeck addressed beyond football.” Locker, a new father what could be an awkward
situation for a veteran helping an understudy learn the things that will eventually cost him his job. “I think there’s an added responsibility to be very unselfish and very transparent and helpful to the guys that you’re competing with,” Hasselbeck said. “There were so many older veteran quarterbacks that I played with that helped me so much, when I know across the league that wasn’t the norm.” He recalled early in his time in Seattle when veteran Trent Dilfer was brought in to compete for the job. Dilfer was so helpful that Hasselbeck was suspicious he was being set up. “I was really cautious, like, ‘Why would you try to help me? You should be try-
ing to take my job,’ ” Hasselbeck said. “I was like, ‘You must think I’m a moron, I’m not falling for this.’ Looking back, that’s really important to me and I’m really thankful that I had guys like that that were willing to share and help, and pump me up, and kick me in the butt and whatever needed to be done.” Hasselbeck set most of the franchise passing records in his 10 seasons in Seattle, but he posted dwindling numbers on a series of weak teams his final three seasons. When he hit free agency in 2011, he was not resigned. He has regrets about the way it all ended here, but said there’s nothing he could have done differently.
Hoops: Spain won’t roll over CONTINUED FROM B1
are much better than the caliber of competition guys like Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird faced. The Americans returned to Barcelona last month and routed the Spaniards 100-78 in an exhibition game in which Spain rested Marc Gasol and backup point guard Sergio Rodriguez. Pau Gasol said the Spanish understand the U.S. is a powerful team and that the game will be difficult, but that it won’t prevent his team from fighting. “It’s a huge opportunity,” Gasol said. “Very few people get a chance to compete in a final, an Olympic final, in their carers, in their lives, and we are so fortunate that we have our second chance.” Rudy Fernandez,
Spain’s leading scorer in the 2008 final with 22 points, and fellow star Juan Carlos Navarro have battled nagging injuries this year. The Spanish had already lost dazzling NBA rookie Ricky Rubio, who started for them four years ago and is a much better player now. But James said Spain is a better team than it was four years ago, and both he and Anthony dismissed the notion that if the Americans are better than they were in 2008, they should win this game more easily now. “We want to win. It don’t matter. We still believe that if we win by one or two points, we’re still going to believe that this team is better than ‘08,” Anthony said.
incredible. The French had been led by flashy point guard Celine Dumerc, who was the catalyst for their remarkable run. But the Americans bottled her up. Her only field goal in the first half got France within 24-21 before the U.S. turned up its defense. She finished with just eight points. With the victory, Moore joined an exclusive club. She’s just the seventh player to win titles in college, the WNBA, the FIBA world championship and the Olympics. Teammates Bird, Taurasi, and Swin Cash are already members.
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Nor is Durant. “They’re probably fooling you guys,” he said. “They’re a really, really good team. They play hard, they’re a tough team, competitive, so it’s not going to be a walk in the park for us.” Spain brings size the U.S. can’t match, with brothers Pau and Marc Gasol, and Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka, who has played professionally in the Spanish leagues and became a Spanish national last year. The Americans will be forced to have James or Anthony defend Marc Gasol, who was an NBA All-Star this year and is much more of an threat then he was in Beijing.
“If I have to defend him, I have to keep him off the glass, rebound,” James. “There’s also two sides of the court. If I’m guarding him, he’s got to guard me.” Good luck with that, Marc. James can cap off one of basketball’s greatest individual seasons with a second gold medal and join Michael Jordan as the only players to win the NBA regular-season MVP, NBA Finals MVP, NBA title and Olympic title in the same year. Jordan did it in 1992, when the Dream Team toyed with opponents who weren’t ready to play basketball at the highest level yet. Things have changed now, yet the victory margins really haven’t, the U.S. still clobbering teams who
ings got a steal, passed it to Bird, who hit Moore in perfect stride for a finger-roll lay-in down the lane. It only got worse from there for France. The silver medal was the first for the French, who have been on the rise in women’s basketball over the past few years. They won the European Championship in 2009 and qualified for the Olympics for the first time since the 2000 Sydney Games where they finished fifth. In this tournament France defeated Australia in an overtime thriller and topped Russia twice. A win over the Americans would have been
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Sprint: Youth are ready to rise within sport CONTINUED FROM B1 Where Live Wire struggles is at fast tracks like the one in Albany, Ore., where the straightaway is 600 feet long, giving the advantage to the faster boats. The navigator’s duties is memorizing the course route, a complicated route that is given just the night before the race, and then at speeds up to 90 mph with the route changing every few seconds, keeping the driver on the correct course with the use of hand signals. Navigators have to think and act fast. Taylor Gahr is handing the stress well. “Once I get into the race, my mind just slows everything down,” she said. Will Taylor Gahr be moving up to the driving ranks at some point? “Yes,” her father said quickly. “I would love that.” “I need more seat time before I try driving,” Taylor said. Nicole Brown, meanwhile, took her first step into the driving ranks Saturday after navigating all season for her father, Wayne Brown of Port Angeles in
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Nicole Brown of Port Angeles, left, navigates while her father, Wayne Brown, drives their No. 18 Twisted Motorsports boat at the sprint boat races Saturday at Extreme Sports Park. boat No. 18 for Twisted Motorsports. Nicole Brown is racing in the super modified division while her father races in the A-400 category. Wayne is racing in the bigger-engine division with an exemption because his 400 engine blew up and he
replaced it with a supermodified size for the rest of the season. “I still get the points by racing, but I won’t win [in A-400],” he said about competing with the smaller engine. Nicole, meanwhile, is racing in super modified
with Jana Horton of Jolly Rogers race group — a friend she met on the racing circuit — navigating. Jolly Rogers, also racing Saturday, is based in Tacoma. Expect Nicole Brown to drive faster boats soon. She likes speed and the
super modified division just isn’t doing it for her. “It’s slow,” she said about the speed of the super-modified engine. “We don’t have a speedometer on the boat, so I don’t know how fast I’m going, but it’s really slow.” That doesn’t appear to be the case with a plume of water rising several feet into the air behind the boat as it cuts through the muddy water. Wayne Brown, an exstock car racer, was discussing with his daughter about both of them getting into the drag or stock-car racing circuit a couple of years ago. But that plan went by the wayside when the two of them saw a sprint boat race. “We both just got hooked to sprint boats,” she said. “It will be just sprint boats for us.” It’s the sport of the future, Nicole said. “It’s technical and exciting,” she added. “It’s an upand-coming sport.” This up-and-coming sport has sure drawn in the crowds for the two times it has been held on the North Olympic Peninsula the past two years. The Extreme Sports Park was ready just in time
for the national championship races last year. “It’s great to have this in our own community,” Paul Gahr said. “It’s good for the economy, and now my friends and family can see in person why I’m so excited about the sport.” The Gahrs had family flying in from Ohio just for the event. A Canadian racing organization, Fat Buddy of Vancouver, just loves coming to race here. “This is a very awesome track,” Bill Reichert, a driver for Fat Buddy’s No. 54 boat in super modified, said. “It is really good to race on, it is great for spectators to watch, and you can tell a lot of thought went into it.” Fat Buddy was the biggest racing group at the event with six boats. “We’re here for fun,” Reichert said. “We’re just a bunch of friends having a good time.” Just like the thousands of spectators spending a few hours on a warm summer day Saturday with their friends and families having a good time watching one of the newest speed sports out there.
Bolt anchors Jamaica to gold; U.S. takes silver THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON — Be it a gold medal or a souvenir from a record relay run, Usain Bolt always gets what he wants at the Olympics. The Jamaican will leave London a perfect 3 for 3 — three events, three victories — just the way he departed Beijing four years ago. About even with the last U.S. runner when he got the baton for the anchor leg of the 4x100-meter relay, Bolt steadily pulled away down the stretch, gritting his teeth and leaning at the line to cap his perfect Summer Games by leading Jamaica to the title in a world-record 36.84 seconds Saturday night. After crossing the line, Bolt pleaded with an official to let him keep the yellow baton he was clutching. But the answer was “No,” and Bolt handed it over while some nearby spectators booed. About 40 minutes later, that same official approached Bolt and returned the stick. Bolt responded with a bow of thanks and kissed the baton. One more possession to help him remember his week at 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium, where any mention of Bolt’s name drew raucous cheers, countless camera flashes and chants of “Usain!” or “We want Bolt!” “It’s amazing. It’s been
wonderful,” Bolt said in an interview shown on the scoreboard. Talking to the spectators, he said: “You guys are wonderful. Thanks for the support. I love you guys.” Bolt added the relay gold to the ones he earned in the 100 in 9.63 seconds last Sunday — the second-fastest time in history — and the 200 in 19.32 on Thursday. The runner-up in both individual sprints, Bolt’s pal and training partner Yohan Blake, ran the third leg of the relay, following Nesta Carter and Michael Frater. The U.S. quartet of Trell Kimmons, 100 bronze medalist Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay and Ryan Bailey got the silver in 37.04, equaling the old record that Bolt helped set at last year’s world championships. Trinidad & Tobago took the bronze in 38.12. Canada, which was third across the line, was disqualified for running outside its lane, and its appeal was rejected. As Blake and Gay rounded the race’s final curve, they were pretty much in sync, stride for stride. But when that duo was done, the relay came down to Bolt vs. Bailey, who was fifth in the 100 meters in 9.88. Really not a fair matchup. The 6-foot-5 Bolt’s long
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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt crosses the finish line ahead of the United States’ Ryan Bailey to give Jamaica the gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay. strides churned up the track, and Bailey had no chance to keep up. Bolt kept adding to his lead and spared his now-customary showboating at the finish, instead driving through the line.
Then began the celebration, something Bolt relishes as much as running, it seems. He posed with Blake, each doing a signature pose. Bolt did his “To the World” move, where he leans back
and points to the sky. Blake curled his hands as if they were claws while making a scary face to match the nickname Bolt gave him, “The Beast.” After removing his spikes, Bolt danced barefoot to the Eurythmics’ “Sweet
Dreams (Are Made of This)” as it played on the arena loudspeakers. Later, wearing his latest gold medal, Bolt waved his fingers toward the stands, trying to get fans in the stands to do the wave.
National pride runs through Olympics, now as ever THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON — Given the depths of his anguish, you might have thought Wu Jingbiao had lost a loved one. Heaving with shame, the double world champion weightlifter wept like a child in the arms of the TV reporter interviewing him. “I let my country down,” he sobbed. “I let the Chinese weightlifting team down. I let everyone who has cared about me down. I am sorry.” He had won the silver medal. Organizers insist that
the Olympic movement exalts individual achievement, not national pride or prowess. Look at the official Olympic website: There is no medal table. The International Olympic Committee doesn’t keep count. Yet nationalism has infused the Olympics — at its origins in ancient Greece, at its height during the Cold War and still strongly in London in 2012. So it’s only natural that at this most global event unfolding in this most multinational of cities, questions of national identity
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and the very essence of nationhood arise. Partisan hooligans don’t roam Olympic Park, it’s true. But a more benign form of patriotism can be found everywhere, from the Legoland of flag-draped apartments in the athletes village to Britain’s promotion of fish and chips at Olympic food carts. That is not by chance. The Olympic opening ceremony alone is designed to show off the host country’s cultural and historic greatness, while the parade of nations groups athletes
into uniform blocks marching behind flags. The flagand-anthem ceremonies for every medal drive home the message that personal best and national pride very much share the podium. Let’s not forget the spectators: In the stands, they’re draped head to toenail in national flags, waving them, wearing them, wrapping themselves in them. At home, armchair Olympians are fed feel-good stories of national hopefuls and heroes, almost to the exclusion of the actual winners and losers. “The fascination of the
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Olympics is that there’s a slight mismatch between what the organizers want and what the spectators want,” says Martin Polley, an Olympic historian at the University of Southampton. “The IOC values system is clearly very out of step with everybody else’s version.” Take the Olympic Charter itself, the statement of the very principles of the
games: “The Olympic Games are competitions between athletes in individual or team events and not between countries,” it reads. Tell that to China’s state-controlled Guangming Daily newspaper, which has complained of anti-Chinese bias in the judging of men’s gymnastics.
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Water from the Elwha River flows over what remains of the Glines Canyon Dam. The structure should be completely gone by early next summer.
restoration Work at Glines Canyon Dam resumes after latest fish window and a half, we’ll blast as much as we possibly can,” Krohmer said. Two controlled blasts July 29 and OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Work July 31 lowered Lake Mills — the rapcontinues at Glines Canyon Dam — idly-vanishing reservoir behind Glines which has been knocked down to less Canyon Dam — from 496 feet to 492 feet than half its original height — despite a above sea level. six-week fish-protection window that A total of six blasts in July lowered halted the lowering of Lake Mills at the the lake by about 24 feet, Olympic beginning of this month. National Park officials said. “We are preparing to demolish the Notching of the top of the dam began intake tower at Glines,” Brian Krohmer, last September. project manager for Barnard Construction, the National Park Service’s contrac- Ninety feet left tor for dam removal. About 90 feet of the 210-foot-high dam After knocking down the 115-foot are left. intake tower, crews will drill holes in Crews are allowed to lower the reserwhat’s left of the dam’s concrete edifice voir 3 feet per blast every two days until for the next blast on Sept. 15. the surface of the lake reaches the 470Crews also will complete other tasks foot mark. during the fish window, which began Aug. From there, crews can draw down the 1 and will extend to Sept. 15. reservoir 10 feet per blast once every five “The next fish window [to protect days. migrating salmon and steelhead in the TURN TO DAM/C2 river] starts on Nov. 1, so for a month BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Above, the intake tower to the powerhouse behind the Glines Canyon Dam stands high and dry next to the receding Lake Mills. Demolition crews plan to implode the tower so it can be removed in pieces.
At left, a bulldozer creates a path to the former intake tower of Glines Canyon Dam as the impounded Lake Mills shrinks with each reduction in the height of the decommissioned dam.
“The next fish window starts on Nov. 1, so for a month and a half, we’ll blast as much as we possibly can.” BRIAN KROHMER project manager Barnard Construction
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Rainey McKenna, a public information officer for Olympic National Park, looks out at what remains of the Glines Canyon Dam and the shrinking Lake Mills on Wednesday. The remaining section of dam, now sporting a new top surface, will be kept and refurbished as a public observation point over the Elwha River flowing far below.
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he Altair Campground downstream from Glines Canyon Dam will remain open through Sept. 15 and close for the next series of blasts.
Most of the material from the controlled blasts is landing in the underwater canyon immediately upstream from the dam. â€œWeâ€™ll be removing rubThe work was originally ble as we go,â€? Krohmer scheduled to run through said. 2014. Barnard Construction Pool shrinking has about 10 people workKrohmer said there isnâ€™t ing on the removal of the much of a reservoir pool dam. left in Lake Mills as the delta gets closer and closer Blasting intake tower to the site. Krohmer said the intake The dam removal proj- tower will be blasted down ect â€” the largest of its kind and broken apart within in U.S. history â€” is well the next two or three ahead of schedule. weeks. The last remnants of the Altair Campground, 108-foot Elwha Dam, which was closed for visitor 9 miles downstream from safety during the July Glines Canyon Dam, were blasting period, reopened removed in March. Aug. 1. Glines Canyon Dam will The campground downbe gone by early next sum- stream from Glines Canmer. yon Dam will remain open
through Sept. 15 and close for the next series of blasts. The National Park Service is overseeing the $325 million restoration project. The dam-removal contract with Barnard Construction is $26.9 million. The Elwha Dam, construction of which begain in 1910 and was completed in 1914, and 85-year-old Glines Canyon Dam blocked 70 miles of pristine salmon habitat when they were built without fish ladders.
________ Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at rob.ollikainen@ peninsuladailynews.com.
WHEN YOU ARE reading about different cat breeds or checking the personality descriptions of cats at a shelter, you may come across some that are described as â€œdoglike.â€? And itâ€™s true that some cats, like dogs, will follow you around, play fetch or go for walks on leash. But if you want to take better care of your cat, the last thing you should do is treating him like a dog. â– Their nutritional needs are different. Cats are what biologists call â€œobligate carnivores.â€? That means they must have meat in their diet to survive. Lots of meat. While dogs can exist on a diet with large amounts of grains, cats need meat protein. Meat contains a nutrient called taurine essential for heart and eye health and normal cell, muscle and skeletal function. Cats canâ€™t synthesize taurine, so they must get it from their diet. Cats also have other nutritional requirements that vary from those of dogs, like the type of vitamin A they can use. Thatâ€™s why you should never feed your cat the same food you give your dog. â– Their physiology is different. Cats metabolize drugs differently than dogs or people do. Itâ€™s very dangerous to give a cat the same drug that you or I or the dog next door might take. Take pain, for instance. Iâ€™ve seen clients kill their cats by going to the medicine chest and giving their cats aspirin or acetaminophen. The same holds true for parasite treatments. Never apply a flea or tick treatment or shampoo made for dogs to your cat. Always call your veterinarian first. â– The way cats express pain is different. Well, itâ€™s not just different. Itâ€™s almost nonexistent. Itâ€™s much easier to notice pain in a dog because we tend to interact with dogs directly. We take them on walks, and we see whether theyâ€™re limping, for instance, or moving more slowly. With cats, itâ€™s much more
some signs? â€” E.G. via Facebook A: You must be aware difficult not only of your petâ€™s physiMarty to see the cal condition (and changes Becker changes in that condition), but also in mobil- of his behavior. ity that Many times, behavioral signal changes are later confirmed injury or as illnesses through the use arthritis. of such diagnostic tools as Unless blood or urine tests. you hapAlways be aware of the pen to see subtle changes in your petâ€™s your cat behavior, especially regardwhile heâ€™s ing the following areas: doing his â– Changes in eating business in the litter box, you habits, especially loss of might not notice that heâ€™s appetite. Be aware of how having more difficulty squat- much and how eagerly your ting or no longer does that pet eats, and make a mental Rockettes-high kick to cover note of any changes. his scat. The ability to keep an You might not notice eye on feeding behavior is that he doesnâ€™t jump to the one of the best arguments top of the bookcase anyagainst keeping food availmore. You just notice that able at all times. heâ€™s sleeping more and, hey, â– Changes in activity thatâ€™s what cats do, isnâ€™t it? level. If a pet whoâ€™s always Because cats are both ready to run is suddenly not predator and prey, they interested in playing, the make a point of hiding any lethargy may be cause for kind of weakness. They concern. know instinctively that disâ– Changes in drinkplaying pain puts them at ing habits. risk from other predators, so Pets drink more in the they do their best to mask summer than in the winter, it. That works to their disbut even taking that into advantage when it comes to consideration, you look for variations in your petâ€™s veterinary care. â– Cats donâ€™t take care drinking habits. Get an idea of whatâ€™s a normal amount of themselves, and they need to see the veterinar- of water consumed, and be aware of changes. ian. Itâ€™s a mystery to me â– Changes in voice. why people are so much less Does your dogâ€™s bark or likely to provide veterinary catâ€™s meow sound different? care to their cats than to Is his pattern of vocalizing their dogs. changing? Cats are the most popuIf you think you have an lar pets in America, yet vetâ€œainâ€™t doing rightâ€? pet, a erinarians are seeing a visit to your veterinarian is decline in veterinary visits in order if the issue doesnâ€™t for cats. Thatâ€™s a shame resolve itself in a few days because cats need and â€” even if thereâ€™s no overt deserve great veterinary care to ensure that they live physical sign of illness that you can see. long, happy, healthy lives. _________ Cats may be intelligent and independent, but they Pet Connection appears canâ€™t doctor themselves. every Sunday and is proProviding your cat with duced by a team of pet-care regular veterinary care is a experts headed by veterinargood investment. ian Dr. Marty Becker and journalist Gina Spadafori. Q&A Both are best-selling petcare book authors. Q: I think I would Email them at pet know a veterinary email@example.com or emergency, but what visit www.petconnection. Iâ€™m worried about is missing a problem that com. Or write to them c/o Unineeds to be caught versal/UClick, 1130 Walnut early. St., Kansas City, MO 64106. Can you suggest
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Birding memories climax coastal hike LAKE OZETTE â€” It has been said, â€œyou canâ€™t go back.â€? If you try, you are almost certain to be disappointed. That also applies to birdwatching, but it doesnâ€™t have to. The Lake Ozette area in far-west Clallam County is one of the most popular coastal hiking destinations on the North Olympic Peninsula. This triangle hike has three trails, all of which are about 3 miles long. From Lake Ozette to Cape Alava is one leg, and between Cape Alava down the coast to Sand Point is another. Then itâ€™s another 3 miles from Sand Point back to the lake â€” or you can do it in reverse. Our family has happy memories from hiking these trails, and Iâ€™ve wanted to do at least one of them this summer. Some of my favorite â€œearly birdwatchingâ€? memories were created along this part of the coast. Four life birds â€” birds youâ€™ve never seen before â€” on one hike is something you donâ€™t forget. We opted for the Sand Point leg because that location held special memories. The trail itself wasnâ€™t one of them. It had been miserable with lots of mud and lots of roots to stumble over. Only one part of the trail is a good memory â€” the boardwalk that was too short. Thatâ€™s different now.
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This is a beautiful trail. I would guess that 75 percent of it is a well-maintained boardwalk. The rest is very firm
earth and dry. The coastal forest with its magnificent giant trees and lush plants is always special to walk through. Bird voices followed us the entire way, but it wasnâ€™t until we reached the beach that we could enjoy seeing some birds. A sentinel bald eagle perched in a tree right behind our lunch location in the driftwood. We sat on the huge collection of bleached logs and ate our sandwiches under the eagleâ€™s eye. Its mate sat on a nearby offshore rock, while familiar cries came from another rock where their youngster sat in the nest. Then another voice made things really interesting. An osprey flew directly over the eagle in the tree and dropped down to â€œbiffâ€? it on the head. The eagle stayed on its tree, and the osprey flew over the waves. If I hadnâ€™t seen an osprey on this hike, I would have been disappointed. Years ago, it was one of those life birds. Several early shorebird
A semipalmated plover wades in the shallow water. migrants were feeding on the sand and among the rocks. Their calling back and forth gave them away. The black oystercatchers were the noisiest, but the juvenile semipalmated plovers and some semipalmated sandpipers did their share of calling. All of the action wasnâ€™t on the beach. A pair of red crossbills flew in to perch on the small conifers on the Point and even a hummingbird flew by.
The weather was perfect, and the view of this part of the coast never fails to impress. I wanted to linger much longer but knew the 3 miles back to the car would be more challenging than the ones that brought us to the beach.
Carrying out litter This coastal birdwatching hike alerted me to something that many of us who value our coast are thinking about.
We met two ladies who had been hiking the beach that day, and on their return, one of them was packing a large, black oddly-shaped plastic bag. The next time we visit the beach to watch birds, we will do the same. Styrofoam of every size and shape was prevalent on the sand. It will only break up and continue to spread. This part of the coast is remote, almost untouched, and hopefully, we can keep
it that way. Our hike proved you can go back and not be disappointed. Sand Point is even better than it was the last time, except for the accumulation of Styrofoam. We can take care of that, but it wonâ€™t happen overnight.
________ Joan Carsonâ€™s column appears every Sunday. Contact her at P.O. Box 532, Poulsbo, WA 98370, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a reply. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PORT LUDLOW â€” Roberta Cooper will demonstrate the art of turning the â€œlowly gourdâ€? into a beautiful work of art at a Port Ludlow Artistsâ€™ League meeting Wednesday. The meeting will be held at the Port Ludlow Beach Club, 121 Marina View Drive, at 1 p.m.
A Daughters of the Nile initiation event for Hatasu Temple No. 1 Seattle was recently held in Port Angeles. From left are Victoria Kelley, Queen Isabella Wilson, Queen Linda Cathrea, Aleisha Green, Beverly Morris, Queen Merrilyn Alkire, Kay Pursey, Queen Dottie Burrell, Diana Fusari and Queen Darlene Taylor. New inductees are Kelley, Green, Morris, Pursey and Fusari.
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PORT ANGELES â€” Five new members recently were inducted into the Hatasu Temple No. 1 Seattle during a Daughters of the Nile initiation event in
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With a background in jewelry design, Cooper has borrowed designs from her old sketchbooks and applied them to gourd art. Her gourd art has been in a number of juried shows, including the December 2010 â€œInto the
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Businesses are curbing phone use DEAR ABBY: This is my first-ever Dear Abby letter. I am disgusted by the lack of manners shown by cellphone users. I run an antique store in a small tourist town. I cannot tell you how many â€œinsulted and incensedâ€? customers I have asked to please leave my shop because they insisted on talking on their cellphones. I have also asked people in church to carry on their conversations outside. A man at my daughterâ€™s high school graduation got a call and proceeded to talk on and on until I finally asked him to leave. This has happened in restaurants, movies â€” even a Broadway play. Itâ€™s inconceivable to me that cellphone users are unwilling or unable to understand that their VIP conversations are an intrusion and rude to those who are forced to listen. Peeved in Nantucket, Mass. Dear Peeved: It is difficult to teach consideration for others to people who have none. However, allow me to clue you in to what some communities are doing to curb the intrusion of cellphones: They have posted signs in restaurants, theaters and shops that read, â€œCellphone-Free Zone. The owner of this establishment thanks you for not using your cellphone on the premises. If you must make or receive a call, please do so outside.â€? That way, customers are warned in a way thatâ€™s not confrontational.
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Port Angeles Police Department volunteers were honored recently for their service. Front row, from left, are Jim Matheny, Glenn McFall, Troy Ott, Patrick Thompson, Darrell Reetz and Brittiny Thompson,. Back row, from left, are Gary Marler, David Woods, Anthony Andrew, Robert Agee, Charles Devoney, James Walsh, Theresa Tracy and Marilyn Walsh.
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Receiving bronze pins for 100 to 249 hours of service are: Gary Marler, 213; Robert Agee, 141.5; Darrell Reetz, 100.5 and Glen McFall, 127.5.
Lifetime award The Presidentâ€™s Lifetime Achievement Award went to Devoney for 6,000 hours of service and James Walsh for 5,100 hours. Volunteers have become
Local students named Briefly . . . to Deanâ€™s List at UW Donations PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEATTLE â€” Students from the Port Angeles area have been named to the spring quarter Deanâ€™s List at the University of Washington. To qualify for the Deanâ€™s List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of 4. The local students are: â– Chimacum: Perry Pearsall and Libby Strickland. â– Port Angeles: Chase Adamich, Alice Bradford, Sinead Cowan-Kuist, Rebekkah Curtin, Erin Erb, Sarah Ganzhorn, Sydney Rin Anna Gordon, John Ketchum, Megan Lindley, Amanda Lukens. Also, James McKee, Nicole Stephens, Aaron Stoll, Samantha Whiteside
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aul Kelly always did feel like dancing. Salsa, that blend of African, European and Latin rhythms, appealed to him. But the boy from Grand Ledge, Mich., hadnâ€™t found many opportunities to learn. So Kelly pursued other interests, like earning a degree in zoology at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Then, in 2008, he joined Teach for America, the Peace Corps-like organization that sends schoolteachers into impoverished towns across the country. For two years, he taught math and science â€” a whole range of courses â€” at Southern High School in Durham, N.C. DIANE URBANI
And Kelly, having grown up in a small town known for its outdoor activities â€” especially rockclimbing on the sandstone cliffs along the Grand River â€” developed a variety of passions. He loves music, from bluegrass to classical. Heâ€™s into camping and, as Facebook puts it, â€œgeneral outdoorsiness.â€? So you might peg him as nature guy, or science guy, what with his latest line of work: field science educator at NatureBridge, the outdoor education program based at Lake Crescent. He shepherds school groups out to see the Elwha River in the midst of its transformation; other open-air classrooms include the Hoh Rainforest, Hurricane Ridge and Salt Creekâ€™s windswept beach. Kelly teaches all of NatureBridgeâ€™s curricula: forest ecology, geoscience, watersheds and marine science. He added on another track this summer: Upward Bound, Peninsula Collegeâ€™s mentoring program for high school students.
Enthusiastic teacher â€œHis enthusiasm for teaching really comes through,â€? said NatureBridge education manager Jen Kidder. â€œHeâ€™s got that great smile. You can ask him to do anything . . . heâ€™s a go-getter. Kelly is also â€œsuch a science nerd,â€? Kidder said, adding that when NatureBridge was missing an air horn one recent day, Kelly
Salsa on the Peninsula â– SALSA IN PA, a new gathering open to dancers of all levels, premieres Wednesday at Aglazing Art Studio, 207 W. First St., Port Angeles. Instructors Paul Kelly and Rosalynn Rees are hosting the event, with a beginning salsa lesson from 7:30 p.m. till 8:15 p.m. and social dancing till 11:30 p.m. A $2 admission charge covers lesson, dancing and refreshments. More information is on the Salsa in PA page on Facebook and at Salsa.in.PA@gmail.com. â– At The Upstage Theater & Restaurant, 923 Washington St., Port Townsend, salsa lessons and dancing are held on the second Sunday of the month â€” which means this evening. Janice Eklund and friends will teach two 45-minute classes: Latin waltz at 5:30 p.m. and beginning salsa at 6:15 p.m. Then Jean Bettanny is the DJ for dancing from 7 p.m. till 9 p.m. A $5 fee covers everything, and more details await at 360-385-6919. Peninsula Profile wrote the chemical formula for an air horn up on the wall. So it would seem unlikely that Kelly, the outdoorsy, studious Michigander, would be a salsero. But he is unmistakably that. Rosalynn Rees, a devoted salsera and teacher of salsa dancing, Spanish and other subjects in the Upward Bound program, met Kelly one day earlier this year.
Kelly, for his part, had gone out for a fateful evening just before finishing his Teach for America service in August 2010. A friend took him out to a Cuban restaurant, where he participated in a salsa lesson. It was the beginning of a new musical path. A look at the history of salsa reveals that this dance isnâ€™t merely a bunch of steps.
Seeding salsa Both Rees and Kelly wished for salsa opportunities in Port Angeles. Rees had tried a dozen years ago to get a salsa scene started by holding dances in various restaurants, but it just didnâ€™t develop.
Sinuous combination Itâ€™s a sinuous creature born of West African moves, carried to the New World by the slaves who worked Cubaâ€™s sugar plantations. Add some Spanish guitar, some percussion, some heat to bring
people out into the streets of Havana â€” and you have the ingredients for what salsa looks like today. This dance has been bringing people of differing backgrounds together for about a century now. During Prohibition, Americans went to Havana to party; there they saw the mambo, sister to salsa, and heard the infectious clave rhythm. From the 1940s forward, Cuban musicians were coming to New York, where they fueled a salsa scene in places like the Palladium Ballroom. Singers, dancers and band leaders such as Hector â€œEl Cantanteâ€? Lavoe and Oscar Hernandez packed the venues.
Rising fever By this century, salsa fever had spread from the East to West, to dance floors in Los Angeles, Albuquerque, San Francisco, Seattle and Tacoma. â€œThis is not a Latino-only endeavor,â€? wrote Los Angeles Daily News columnist Mariel Garza. â€œSalsa nights are a sea of brown, white, black, yellow. Salsa crosses cultural, economic and age boundaries. And no one thinks twice about it.â€? This dance, she added, is â€œa heck of a lot more fun than a cultural sensitivity training seminar.â€? Kelly, meanwhile, wasnâ€™t living anywhere near Los Angeles or New York City. But he found
himself a salsa community after returning to his home town, in the Michigan State University Salsa Club. This group knew how to have a good time. There were Wednesday-night come-as-you-are dances, at which â€œyou donâ€™t need a partner, you donâ€™t need special shoes, you donâ€™t need a special outfit,â€? the clubâ€™s website proclaims. So Kelly went. And despite being â€œridiculously badâ€? â€” thatâ€™s his selfassessment â€” at first, he kept at it. This son of Irish- and GermanAmerican parents loved the Latin music, loved the stylishness and fluidity of the dance. He found this isnâ€™t just a mechanical execution of steps; itâ€™s a way to express yourself. â€œSalsa can be as formal as you want,â€? Kelly says, â€œor as close and sensual as you want it to be.â€? And he does not subscribe to those widely held stereotypes about who can and cannot dance. â€œThe salsa club is mostly computer nerds and engineers,â€? Kelly said. And the co-presidents, who go only by Andrew and Jenny, are pre-law and finance majors respectively. And so Kelly learned to dance, and since heâ€™s a teacher, he learned to teach dance. Then he moved to Port Angeles. TURN
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Recipe perfect way Wife wants to keep to show off greens her money separate DEAR JOHN: SINCE we wed, my wife, â€œPenny,â€? has insisted that we keep separate bank accounts. We were both previously married. My ex-wife and I never had a problem with co-mingling our funds, but Pennyâ€™s ex-husband used her money without her knowledge, whenever he got into debt. Despite the fact that weâ€™ve purchased a home together and have equal incomes, she insists on separate accounts. This makes joint purchases a hassle for such things as television sets, home computers or even vacations. When these things come up, we have to split it 50-50 or she feels that itâ€™s â€œher television set,â€? and I canâ€™t watch it without her permission. Or if I donâ€™t put gas in her car, I canâ€™t drive. If I donâ€™t buy the food, I canâ€™t eat it. Iâ€™m beginning to feel like a roommate, not a life partner. At the same time, I let her use my computer, and I donâ€™t time her on it. I donâ€™t feel I should have to pay for the mistakes of her ex. â€” Penny Wise in Short Hills, N.J.
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I recently inherited my motherâ€™s recipe box, and among many other longtime favorites, I rediscovered this elegant salad. It was inside her box of 3-by-5 cards â€” on no fewer than four photocopies of a weathered clipping from a 1970s edition of the New York Timesâ€™ sunday magazine. Over the years, my mother had learned that whenever she served this salad, someone would ask Wharton for the recipe, so she was always prepared. Salade NiĂ§oise, named for the small, salty olives beloved in the South of France, is not a meal to throw together in five minutes after a long day of work. It takes a bit of time to prepare all the ingredients. But this is a great option for a summer garden party, and well worth the effort. And in the Northwest this time of year, you can show off the local bounty by mixing an array of colors in the salad. Try purple, yellow and green beans with red potatoes and the pinkish-orange of salmon. It will be gorgeous.
________ Port Angeles Farmers Market board member Betsy Wharton writes about the pleasures of local food for Peninsula Profile.
Salade NiĂ§oise 6-10 servings Whisk together and set aside for dressing: 2 tsp mustard, preferably Dijon 2 Tbs wine vinegar 1Â˝ tsp salt 1-2 cloves garlic, minced Âž cup olive oil freshly ground pepper 1 tsp chopped fresh or dried thyme For the salad: 1.5 lbs your favorite fish (salmon is mine) 5 medium-size red potatoes 1.5 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1Â˝ inch pieces 1 green pepper, trimmed and sliced into thin rounds 3-4 ribs celery, trimmed and cut crosswise into thin slices 1 pint cherry tomatoes, or larger tomatoes cut into pieces 6-12 anchovy fillets, drained and patted dry 20 olives with pits removed â€“ mix of black and green is best 1 small red onions, sliced paper thin 2 Tbs chopped fresh basil or 1 Tbs dried basil 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley 4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
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Dear Penny Wise: Obviously, your wife has a trust issue, and trust takes time to rebuild. Until she can feel comfortable again, you can demonstrate your own good faith by suggesting that you consider opening up a joint account, with matching funds for all of your shared purchases.
wife and I are shopping, she tells me â€œthat woman is giving you the eye.â€? Lately, a 30 year-old girl has been following me at the gym. I told my wife about this, and she told me to just keep my distance. What is the matter with these women? Can you explain? â€” Puzzled in San Diego
Mars vs. Venus John Gray Set an agreed upon amount that you deposit into this account to cover the basics such as mortgage payments and utilities and an additional amount to cover a vacation fund and other items. When a mutually agreed upon purchase is to be made, the funds can come from there. If one of you should want to purchase something that the other doesnâ€™t want, the funds will come from your individual account. Gaining her trust about money wonâ€™t happen quickly, but keeping your suggestions thoughtful and rational will put you both on the road to healing your differences over this issue.
Dear Puzzled: Hey, it canâ€™t be all that bad. Most men past 50 miss the days when they would get an occasional glance from a woman passing by. That kind of charisma is a blessing that Iâ€™m sure you appreciate. Many women are attracted to a mature man who exudes self-confidence, good health and a handsome appearance. While they may make a pass, itâ€™s still up to you to accept it or graciously move on. From what you say, I assume that, while you are flattered, it does not turn your head. Thatâ€™s great. Your wifeâ€™s comments may be her way of expressing a mild insecurity. This is the best time to acknowledge your love and devotion, with a caress, a kiss or a phrase that reminds her why sheâ€™s your one-and only love.
Dear John: Iâ€™m a 55 year-old ex-captain in the Marines. Iâ€™ve been married for 35 years. My wife and I have five kids, all happily married, and nine grandchildren. I am still madly in love with my wife. My problem is that some women take a liking to me, and I do not know why. I donâ€™t lead them on in any way. In fact, I hardly even notice them. Sometimes when my
________ John Gray is the author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. If you have a question, write to John in care of this newspaper or by e-mail at: comments@mars venusliving.com.
Man reveals family secret after many years WHEN JIM WAS a boy, just 6 or 7 years old, he knew in his â€œbonesâ€? that something terrible was happening in his family. â€œThere was something about my father. What? I hadnâ€™t a clue, but for some reason, I once took a large knife and asked my mother to kill me,â€? he said. â€œOf course, I couldnâ€™t explain myself.â€? Jim says he grew up with â€œa pervasive sense of secrecy camouflaged in hypocrisy. I knew I wasnâ€™t stupid. I knew something was going on, and it was tearing me apart.â€?
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People donâ€™t talk Jim loved his father, and he was just a child. He wanted to run away, but he had no way of taking care of himself. So he stayed. His way of coping was â€œsplitting his mind. I would
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Jim says it was almost 10 years later when he decided one day to â€œsimply pick up the phone and call her.â€? At the time, Jim says he was â€œhaving breakdowns left and right over the situation.â€? â€œI told the secret everyone already knew and was scared to death of,â€? he said. After he told his mother, she called his sister and his brother and her granddaughter. They all confirmed it. She confronted Jimâ€™s father. He admitted
Jimâ€™s brother had been enabling the abuse for decades. He even begged the father of one little girl that had been molested not to tell anyone. â€œItâ€™s probably very wrong of me to say, but had my brother not done that, maybe his own daughter wouldnâ€™t have been molested,â€? he said. A year after he told his mother, Jim moved far away. â€œI lived in the same city as my parents,â€? he said. â€œI
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bare hands, while my brother stood by saying, â€˜Please, just stop,â€™â€? he said. â€œWhen my father was confronted, he ran and hid in my grandmotherâ€™s basement. All he could say was, â€˜Donâ€™t tell your mother.â€™â€? Nobody did.
was still their son. It wasnâ€™t my imagination that when I walked down the street, men would spit when they saw me. I needed to be clear of the painful reminders.â€? He took a Greyhound bus to a city 3,000 miles away that heâ€™d never been to. â€œI knew no one, and no one knew me,â€? he said. Jim says heâ€™s got a scar on the back of his head from an old fall. â€œEvery once in a while, it still itches. I also have a deep scar on my soul. That itches constantly.â€?
_______ Cheryl Lavin compiles Tales from the Front at her home office in Arizona, where she writes a blog at www.talesfromthefront. com. Her column appears weekly in Peninsula Profile.
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Dancers Rosalynn Rees and Paul Kelly share a laugh while practicing at the Peninsula College PUB. The two Port Angeles residents will host Salsa in PA, a night of lessons and dancing Wednesday.
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to make salsa happen CONTINUED FROM C5 posted fliers all over town. They want to host salsa nights each Wednesday, Hired by NatureBridge toward the end of last win- beginning in September — ter, he soon found that this and they’re launching the whole idea this week. Kelly city lacks salsa-dancing will lead the instruction at venues. Salseras such as 7:30 p.m., and after about Rees get their fixes in 45 minutes, social dancing Zumba classes at various will get started and conhealth clubs. The closest tinue till 11:30 p.m. The $2 salsa classes are at The Upstage in downtown Port admission covers everything, including refreshTownsend, and those are only held on the second ments. Sunday of the month. But when Rees and Not just for experts Kelly met, they realized Kelly, who has taught at something: Instead of The Upstage and goes to lamenting the lack, they Seattle’s Century Ballroom could make some salsa now and then, is delighted happen in their own home to be creating something town. Rees has the venue: her closer to home. And this isn’t just for the expert downtown pottery studio, Aglazing Art. It holds up to dancers among us, he 150 people — and Rees just emphasizes. “It’s all practice. I’m went out and bought it a going to cover the basic mirror ball. So she and step, and probably a turn Kelly made their plan, set and the cross-body lead,” up a Facebook page and
plus a few more moves, depending on the student body. Kelly has heard there are experienced salsa lovers out there in Clallam County, dancers looking for a place.
Hopes for crowd “That makes me excited,” he said. “Hopefully, everyone will come out of the woodwork.” He’s also well aware of the gender disparity in other partner-dance classes. In swing, foxtrot and waltz workshops in Port Angeles and Sequim, the females often outnumber the males. So to those absent men out there, Kelly has encouraging words. “Women love guys who can dance,” he said. “You just have to show up, and you’re already winning.”
“It’s that I don’t have enough time to do everything that needs to be done in the day. “I can’t seem to get everything done. My wife says to me that I can do some of it tomorrow, but I feel I have to do it today on schedule. “I do things like shopping, watering the plants, cleaning the patio and doing the cooking. Besides that, I still work. “I’m busier now when I’m supposed to be retired.”
“Remembering to pray. I need to do it more often. I wish it was more of my daily routine. “I need to pray more for guidance from above and how to treat people that are rude. And to be a better example to others. “I need to pray for the needs of others and thank [God] for what he provides. “I really need to try to find more time to pray as he has instructed us to do.”
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“My most difficult task is to keep trying to find a job. I am looking for a position that will help pay the bills — any position. “I had a job earlier, but we moved so I haven’t had a job in about three years. I’ve been putting out applications and giving employers my resume and phoning a lot. “I’m still single, and I’d love to get a job. I’m about to the desperate level, and the local economy isn’t helping at all.” Luke Berhow, 25 job seeker Port Angeles
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OUR 4-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER is very interested in learning how to read. I am reading her books that are age appropriate but also harder ones. My husband says to keep her on her age level or it will become confusing. Is he correct?
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