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taxes? State bill would allow counties to bypass voters BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
OLYMPIA â€” County governments across the state would be able to raise sales taxes to fund public safety without a vote of the people under a bill backed by a North Olympic Peninsula legislator. HB 1919 would allow county legislative bodies, without the approval of registered voters, to enact a sales and use tax for such areas of public Tharinger safety as law enforcement, criminal prosecution and fire protection. â€œIt doesnâ€™t require [counties] to do that; it just gives them the option,â€? said 24th District Rep. Steve Tharinger, one of the billâ€™s supporters. Tharinger, D-Sequim, came to support the bill after a similar measure he had sponsored never made it out of the House Committee on Local Government. The legislation is now before the House Rules Committee, which decides when and if the full House will vote on it, but the bill had not been scheduled for a floor vote as of Friday.
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BY PAUL GOTTLIEB
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Administrator Jim Jones
efferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn is the highestpaid public employee on the North Olympic Peninsula at $225,000 a year. Second on the Peninsula is Clallam County Public Utility District General Manager Doug Nass, who makes $179,004 a year. The third-highest is Forks Community Hospital CEO Bill McMillan, whose $176,010 a year puts him $10 higher than the fourth-highest, Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis. The Peninsula Daily News conducted a two-month salary review of the top publicly paid chief administrators on the North Olympic Peninsula. They oversee budgets for two counties, four cities, three hospital districts, two public utility districts, two transit districts, two ports, nine school districts and Peninsula College. The lowest-paid among them? Forks Mayor Bryon Monohon, who makes nothing for functioning essentially as city manager. The Peninsulaâ€™s three other cities have city managers who oversee City Hall duties. Starting at right, here is what we found out about the salaries and compensation packages for the top publicly paid executives in Clallam and Jefferson counties.
â– 2012 salary: $124,016. â– 2013 salary: $129,981. â– Percentage increase: 4.8 percent. â– Compensation package: Jones Includes a $100,000 life insurance policy. â– 2013 budget (operations and capital projects): $78.6 million. â– Number of full-time-equivalent employees: 381. Jones received a longevityrelated step increase that some other employees also were given and a 2.43 percent cost-of-living increase that all employees received. â€œManagement jobs in the private sector is where the big money is,â€? Jones said. He said his salary is at the lower end of the scale of county administrators who oversee similar-size governments in Jefferson, Cowlitz, Lewis, Grays Har-
Jefferson County Administrator Philip Morley â– 2012 salary: $118,157. â– 2013 salary: $119,339. â– Percentage increase: 1 percent. â– Compensation package: No Morley exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions. â– 2013 budget (operations and capital projects): $53.5 million. â– Full-time-equivalent employees: 269. TURN
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By Wednesday â€œItâ€™s pretty likely that if HB 1919 doesnâ€™t make it by [this] Wednesday, it would be down for the year,â€? said 34th Legislative District Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien, the billâ€™s prime sponsor. Tharinger, along with fellow Sequim Democrat Kevin Van De Wege and state Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, represents the 24th District, which comprises Clallam and Jefferson counties and a portion of Grays Harbor County. Currently, counties can ask voters for a sales tax increase not to exceed 0.3 percent to help pay for public safety costs, according to the legislative staff report on HB 1919. At least one-third of funds collected through such an increase must be used for criminal justice, fire protection or both.
bor, Mason and Island counties. A scheduled cost-of-living increase for 2012 went toward employeesâ€™ health insurance. â€œItâ€™s harder on the lower-paid employees than me because I get paid a lot,â€? Jones said. â€œIf I were to complain, that would be just ridiculous. Itâ€™s not something you do, because you are so much better off than most people. Who would care?â€?
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Arnold Tjemsland of Sequim plays a slot machine at 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn on Saturday.
Gaming defies recession Native casinos nationally log higher revenues in â€™11 BY STEPHEN SINGER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HARTFORD, Conn. â€” Native American casinos brushed off weak consumer spending in a sluggish U.S. economic recovery to post a modest increase in revenue in 2011, an industry study has reported. Not only did revenue rise 3 percent, to TAXES/A5 $27.4 billion, but tribal casinos are holding
onto their share of total casino gambling revenue, competing closely with commercial casinos, according to the report, â€œCasino Cityâ€™s Indian Gaming Industry Report.â€? The top five states â€” Washington, Florida, Connecticut, California and Oklahoma â€” accounted for about 61 percent of total gambling revenue. The top 10 states, which include Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York, account for 86 percent of total Native American casino revenue. TURN
BLYN â€” While Native American casinos throughout the nation are rebounding from the Great Recession, the economic downturn has had a negligible effect on the regionâ€™s largest gaming center, 7 Cedars. The casino posted double-digit growth from about 1999 to 2009, followed by 8 percent to 9 percent growth in subsequent years, said Jerry Allen, chief executive officer. â€œWeâ€™ve been very fortunate around here,â€? he said. â€œOur market is a little more stable.â€? 7 Cedarsâ€™ senior-based market kept the chips rolling in when most tribal casinos began to struggle in 2007 and 2008, Allen said. â€œWe were a little bit of an anomaly,â€? he said. Revenue for the other casino on the North Olympic Peninsula, the Elwha River Casino on the Lower Elwha Klallam reservation, was not available, tribal spokeswoman Brenda Francis said.
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TV’s Bowen shares secret about K-Stew JULIE BOWEN MIGHT be an Emmy-winning actress and one of the funniest females on TV, but even she’s intimidated by Kristen Stewart. In the April issue of Lucky magazine, the “Modern Family” star, 43, admits that she shares a stylist with Bowen the 22-yearold “Twilight” star, who tends to get first pick when it comes to the “amazing, funky” clothes. “It was a big evolution in style for me to grow up and say, ‘I need to take fashion seriously for my job.’ I Stewart have a stylist now, and she’s trying to get me to wear more revealing stuff. She’s Kris-
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Demi’s revenge? Demi Moore reportedly is seeking alimony from Ashton Kutcher as a sort-of revenge. Moore was “really hurt” by what Kutcher has done to her, a source told the website TMZ. Although the source —
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GERALD D. KLEE, 86, a retired psychiatrist and LSD expert who participated in experiments with the hallucinogenic drug on volunteer servicemen at U.S. military installations in the 1950s, has died. Dr. Klee died Sunday of complications after surgery at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Dr. Klee Medical in 1970s Center in Towson, Md., his family said. In 1975, Dr. Klee made headlines when he confirmed reports that the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Psychiatric Institute had been involved in secret research between 1956 and 1959, when hundreds of soldiers were given LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide. He said that in addition to LSD, the Army was experimenting with other hallucinogens as part of its chemical weapons research program. Dr. Klee said the Army had negotiated a contract in 1956 with the University of Maryland’s Psychiatric Institute to conduct physiological and psychological tests on the soldiers. “A large proportion of the people who have gotten involved in research in this area have been harebrained and irresponsible — Timothy Leary being the most notorious example —
and a lot of the stuff that has been published reflects that,” Klee told the Baltimore Evening Sun in 1975. “We didn’t have any axes to grind, and the university’s role was to conduct scientific experimentation,” he said. “The interests of the University of Maryland group were purely scientific, and the military was just there.” The LSD was slipped into cocktails at a party in the soldiers’ honor. While this approach garnered criticism, Dr. Klee said the Army and civilian researchers acted responsibly. Dr. Klee later led an unsuccessful effort to persuade President Richard M. Nixon to renounce the use of LSD as a chemical weapon. Dr. Klee also was a medical educator who taught at the University of Maryland, Temple and Johns Hopkins and maintained a private practice until retiring in 2000.
________ JOSEPH KELNER, 98, a lawyer who took on the sitting governor of Ohio, a former university president and the National Guard in a suit on behalf of the student victims of the Kent State shootings in 1970, died Monday in Manhasset, N.Y. Mr. Kelner, who was president of both the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association, was a trial specialist
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1938 (75 years ago) Current plans for a national park on the Olympic Peninsula would decrease the state’s forest industry by 10 percent, Ross K. Tiffany, executive officer of the state Planning Council, said in Olympia. Tiffany and T.S. Goodyear, the council’s supervisor of forestry, have completed a survey to determine the effect of the proposed Mount Olympus National Park boundaries on state lands and other resources. They are to make a report soon to Gov. Clarence Martin. A bill to create the
Laugh Lines SCIENTISTS HAVE DISCOVERED a species of fish that surrounds itself with uglier fish in order to look more attractive. However, scientists could not identify which sorority it belongs to. Jimmy Kimmel
national park mainly out of Mount Olympus National Monument and Olympic National Forest lands is currently before Congress.
1963 (50 years ago) The state Senate is willing to allow fishing on the lower deck of the Hood Canal Bridge if the state Highway Commission and Toll Bridge Authority approve. The “fishing bill” introduced by Sen. Gordon Sand-
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ison, D-Port Angeles, passed the Senate by a 40-5 vote with an amendment that requires the two agencies’ approval. Sandison said there is about 500 yards of fishing space along the floating bridge, which was opened two years ago. Sen. Robert Charette, D-Aberdeen, amended the bill to ensure that fishermen pay the 30-cent bridge toll as they walk on the span.
1988 (25 years ago) A state agency has challenged Jefferson County’s authority to approve a proposed hotel and business complex on Port Townsend’s Union Wharf. And another state agency will referee the dispute. The state Department of Ecology opposes the county’s authority to grant a variance to its Shoreline Management Master Program to allow the project. The referee will be the state Shorelines Hearings Board.
Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS SUNDAY, March 10, the 69th day of 2013. There are 296 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On March 10, 1913, former slave, abolitionist and Underground Railroad “conductor” Harriet Tubman died in Auburn, N.Y.; she was in her 90s. On this date: ■ In 1785, Thomas Jefferson was appointed America’s minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin. ■ In 1863, Edward, the Prince of Wales (and future King Edward VII), married Princess Alexandra of Denmark at Windsor Castle. ■ In 1876, Alexander Graham
Bell’s assistant, Thomas Watson, heard Bell say over his experimental telephone: “Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you.” ■ In 1880, the Salvation Army arrived in the United States from England. ■ In 1893, Ivory Coast became a French colony. ■ In 1933, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake centered off Long Beach, Calif., resulted in 120 deaths. ■ In 1949, Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, also known as “Axis Sally,” was convicted in Washington, D.C., of treason. She served 12 years in prison. ■ In 1969, James Earl Ray
pleaded guilty in Memphis, Tenn., to assassinating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Ray later repudiated that plea, maintaining his innocence until his death. ■ In 1973, the Pink Floyd album “The Dark Side of the Moon” was first released in the U.S. by Capitol Records; the British release came nearly two weeks later. ■ In 1988, prior to the 50th anniversary of the Anschluss, Austrian President Kurt Waldheim apologized on his country’s behalf for atrocities committed by Austrian Nazis. ■ In 1993, Dr. David Gunn was shot to death outside a Pensacola, Fla., abortion clinic.
Shooter Michael Griffin is serving a life sentence. ■ Ten years ago: Facing almost certain defeat, the United States and Britain delayed a vote in the U.N. Security Council to give Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein an ultimatum to disarm. ■ Five years ago: New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer apologized after allegations surfaced that he had paid thousands of dollars for a high-end call girl; he did not elaborate on the scandal, which drew calls for his resignation. ■ One year ago: Rick Santorum won the Kansas caucuses in a rout and Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney countered in Wyoming.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Ky. house fire kills 2 adults and 5 children GRAY, Ky. — Two adults and five children died in a house fire Saturday in rural southeastern Kentucky, according to Knox County Coroner Mike Blevins. Blevins said the victims’ names wouldn’t be immediately released, as officials are trying to confirm their identities. The victims are a man, a woman and five children, Blevins said. The woman was the mother of three of the children, and the other two children were from another family, he added. Knox County is tucked into the southeastern corner of Kentucky in the eastern coal field region. The Gray community is near Corbin — about halfway between Lexington, Ky., and Knoxville, Tenn.
$13.2 million awarded CINCINNATI — An Ohio man who was exonerated after spending 13 years in prison for murder cried as a federal jury found that two Cleveland police detectives violated his civil rights by coercing and falsifying testimony and withholding evidence that pointed to his innocence. The jury’s verdict Friday, which included awarding $13.2 million to David Ayers of
Cleveland for his pain and suffering, brings an end to the legal battle he’s been fighting since his arrest in the 1999 killing of Ayers 76-year-old Dorothy Brown. Ayers, 56, was released from prison in 2011 after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati reversed his conviction and the state decided not to seek another trial. Ayers had been found guilty of killing Brown, who was found in her Cleveland apartment bludgeoned to death, covered in defensive wounds and naked from the waist down; she also had been robbed. DNA testing later proved that a pubic hair found in her mouth did not come from Ayers.
Today’s news guests WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for today’s TV news shows: ■ ABC’s “This Week” — Former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla. ■ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Cory Gardner, R-Colo. ■ CBS’s “Face the Nation” — Bush; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. ■ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Bush; Reps. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. ■ “Fox News Sunday” — Bush; Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
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Chelsea Gristy smiles after receiving a ballon wand during the annual Easter egg hunt in Shenandoah, Texas, on Saturday. Approximately 40 kids raced for Easter eggs and rode ponies in a celebration that precedes Easter Sunday by three weeks.
South Dakota latest state to arm teachers Law promotes school safety, its backers say THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Hagel predicts accord with Afghan leaders
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s electoral council has set a presidential election for April 14 to choose the successor to President Hugo Chavez. Acting President Nicolas JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Maduro will run as the ruling party candidate. Henrique said he believes U.S. officials Capriles is expected to run will be able to work things out again for the opposition. with Afghan leaders who have Capriles lost to Chavez in an ordered special operations forces out of Wardak province, even as October election. Chavez later anointed Madcommandos face a Monday uro as his chosen successor deadline to leave. before undergoing surgery in Hagel’s December for the cancer that comments led to his death Tuesday. came on his first trip to Sistine chimney up Afghanistan as defense secVATICAN CITY — The Vatiretary. can sought Saturday to quash On his first speculation that divisions morning in among cardinals could drag out Kabul, two the conclave to elect the new suicide bomb- Hagel pope, while preparations for the ings, one outvote plowed ahead with fireside the Afghan Defense Minisfighters installing the Sistine try and the other near a police Chapel chimney that will tell checkpoint in eastern Khost the world when a decision has province, killed at least 19 peobeen reached. ple, including a U.S. contractor. But the specter of an inconA Taliban spokesman said clusive first few rounds of secret the blast outside the defense balloting remained high, with ministry was a message to the no clear front-runner heading visiting Pentagon chief. into Tuesday’s papal election Hagel is expected to meet and a long list of cardinals still today with Afghan President angling to discuss the church’s Hamid Karzai, who ordered the problems ahead of the vote. U.S. forces to leave the province The Vatican spokesman, howjust outside Kabul because of ever, took pains to stress the allegations that Afghans work“vast,” near-unanimous decision ing with the commandos were by the 115 cardinal electors to set involved in abusive behavior Tuesday as the conclave start and torture. date and noted that no conclave “I feel confident that we’ll be over the past century has dragged able to work this out,” Hagel on for more than five days. The Associated Press told reporters.
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure allowing the state’s school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns, the first of its kind since the Connecticut school shootings. But it’s not the first state to arm teachers. For a dozen years, Utah has allowed teachers and others with concealed-carry licenses to wear a gun in a public school. A couple of school districts in Texas have been given written authorization to allow guns in schools. And legislatures in other states, including Georgia, New Hampshire and Kansas, are working on measures similar to South Dakota’s, which Daugaard signed into law Friday and takes effect July 1.
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Supporters said the socalled sentinels could help prevent tragedies such as December’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in N e w t o w n , Daugaard Conn., in which 20 students and six teachers died.
Precedes shootings The bill’s main sponsor, Rep. Scott Craig, R-Rapid City, said he started working with federal law enforcement officials on the measure in early November, and the Connecticut tragedy weeks later “only affirmed the rightness of this bill.”
He said the measure does not force a school district to arm its teachers or force teachers to carry a gun. “There’s no mandating of anything. It’s provisional. It’s a takeit-or-leave-it bill,” he said. Several representatives of school boards, school administrators and teachers opposed the bill during committee testimony last month. They said the measure could make schools more dangerous, lead to accidental shootings and put guns in the hands of people who are not adequately trained to shoot in emergency situations. Rob Monson, executive director of School Administrators of South Dakota, said his group opposes the bill because it fails to address key issues, such as school building safety, mental health and fire and emergency response. “We were really hoping that they would look at doing a more comprehensive study of school safety overall, and not sort of jump right into arming people in our schools and thinking that is the answer to it all,” Monson said.
Bipartisan Senate group mum as it forges immigration bill BY ERICA WERNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between Sen. John McCain’s and Sen. Charles Schumer’s offices. This is immigration reform’s “Gang of Eight.” With them lies the best hope in years for overhauling the nation’s byzantine immigration laws — and they know it. That’s partly why they are, by all accounts, working amazingly well together as a self-imposed
deadline approaches for their sweeping legislation to be released. “I tell you what, this is one of the best experiences I’ve had. Everybody’s serious, everybody’s knowledgeable, they’ve been around the issue,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who’s up for re-election next year and facing a potential GOP primary challenge from the right. He said it’s “sort of what I came up here to do: Sit down with serious people to solve serious and hard problems.” In addition to McCain, R-Ariz., Schumer, D-N.Y., and Graham,
the gang includes Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a potential 2016 presidential candidate; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; and Robert Menendez, D-N.J., who’s battling allegations related to prostitution and his ties to one of his donors. The legislation the group is working on would secure the border; provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country, contingent on a secure border first; crack down on employers; and improve legal immigration.
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West: 1 dead, 5 rescued in boat wreck off California
Nation: Stroke-prevention device questioned in study
Nation: Egyptian soccer fans rampage through city
World: Mandela admitted to hospital for checkup
AUTHORITIES IDENTIFIED A sailor who died in a racing boat wreck off Southern California as a 36-yearold San Diego man. Medical examiners said Saturday that Craig Thomas Williams was one of six people aboard a 32-foot sailboat that lost its steering capability and drifted onto the rocky shore of San Clemente Island. The crew of Uncontrollable Urge was forced to abandon the craft after attempts to deploy a life raft and anchor the boat failed Friday night. When the Coast Guard reached the crew, Williams was found unresponsive in the water.
THE FUTURE IS unclear for a promising heart device aimed at preventing strokes in people at high risk of them because of an irregular heartbeat. Early results from a key study of Boston Scientific Corp.’s Watchman device suggested it is safer than previous testing found but may not be better than a drug that is used now for preventing strokes, heart-related deaths and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation over the long term. The new study was to be the top presentation Saturday at a conference in San Francisco. But it was pulled from the program because Boston Scientific released results early to investors.
EGYPTIAN SOCCER FANS rampaged through the heart of Cairo on Saturday, furious about the acquittal of seven police officers while death sentences against 21 alleged rioters were confirmed in a trial over a stadium melee that left 74 people dead. Saturday’s verdicts relating to the 2012 killings also were handed down against the backdrop of an unprecedented wave of strikes by the nation’s police force over demands for better working conditions and anger over what many believe are attempts by President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood to take control of the police force.
NELSON MANDELA, THE former South African president and anti-apartheid leader, was admitted to a hospital Saturday for a scheduled medical checkup, and doctors say there is no cause for “alarm,” the president’s office said. Officials have used similarly soothing language to explain previous hospital stays for 94-year-old Mandela, but in those cases, he later turned out to have more serious conditions. Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said Mandela went in Saturday afternoon for tests “to manage existing conditions in line with his age” at a hospital in Pretoria, the capital.
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Border Patrol braces for budget cuts Port Angeles’ is one of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection stations across the nation that will impose budgetcutting measures due to the recent sequester in Washington, D.C.
PA station cites course of action BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Several budget-cutting measures were announced last week by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, including cuts in overtime that began March 2 at international ports of entry such as those in downtown Port Angeles, where the MV Coho ferry docks. Reductions nationwide also will be imposed on Border Patrol overtime beginning April 7 in response to federal budget cuts. (See related story on Page D1 today.) In addition, 60,000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, employees nationwide, including the 42 Border Patrol agents who cover Clallam and Jefferson counties from their new Port Angeles headquarters, received furlough notices last week that will begin taking effect April 21 and continue through the end of the fiscal year in September.
Days without pay The maximum 14 days without pay also will affect two other CBP agencies that operate out of Port Angeles: the Office of Air and Marine, which patrols the international border in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Office of Field Operations, which screens international travelers at the port of entry off Railroad Avenue.
The measures are part of CBP’s efforts to address its own $512 million portion of $85 billion in overall federal budget reductions known as sequestration. David V. Aguilar, deputy commissioner of CPB, also said last week that a hiring freeze will be implemented and travel and training curtailed. Said Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher to agents in a memo Thursday: “The federally mandated sequester will touch all aspects of the U.S. Border Patrol.” Rian Anderson, district manager for the Black Ball Ferry Line, which operates the Coho between Port Angeles and Victoria, said Friday he has not noticed any impact from the loss of overtime for field operations employees. “How much it will affect us is to be seen,” Anderson said.
CBP spokeswoman Jenny Burke said the costcutting measures will increase wait times at ports of entry and reduce staffing between land ports of entry. “Because the length of sequestration as well as funding levels through the end of the fiscal year [Sept. 30] are unknown at this time, it is difficult to project the impact of the reductions on individual employees or job occupations,” she said in a statement. Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents CBP’s port-of-entry agents, said Coho ferry passengers likely will feel the overtime reduction during tourist season. “While the effects at Port Angeles have not been substantial in the first week after sequestration, the likelihood is that the failure of Congress to act to avoid
Patrol employees. U n i o n spokesman Shawn Moran predicted more KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS illegal crossings and more drug sequestration, and its smuggling will emanate accompanying furloughs, from the Canadian border. will lead to delays and congestion during the summer ‘Fewer patrols’ travel season beginning in “There will be fewer May when ferry arrivals ramp up considerably,” she patrols,” Moran said Friday. “Border Patrol agents said in an email. “Cuts to overtime will will be trying to cover more hamper the port’s ability to area than they normally would. handle peak periods.” “You’ll have increased The impact on the Office of Air and Marine was response times.” Border Patrol agents, unclear as of Friday. who earn between $27,431 and $60,274 annually, are Peninsula patrol paid straight time for overAs of Friday, 42 Border time, not time-and-a-half, Patrol agents worked out of and work five 10-hour days, their new $11.9 million Moran said. headquarters east of down“Effectively, we are going town, covering the North to see less Border Patrol Olympic Peninsula. agents out there.” “We’ve got a mission to The number of agents at do, and we’re going to do it,” the Port Angeles station has Jay Cumbow, agent-in- grown more than tenfold, charge of the Port Angeles from four in 2006 to the contingent, said Friday dur- present 42. ing an interview at the facilThe new headquarters, ity. which opened in September, “I won’t talk about how can house up to 50 agents. It we will adjust or what our now also houses the offices tactics are to achieve our of the Olympic Peninsula mission. Narcotics Enforcement “It’s sufficient to say that Team, or OPNET, which we are going to keep doing operates in Clallam and Jefour job.” ferson counties. CBP must cut a total of Former Port Angeles $512 million to abide by the Border Patrol Agent Chrisfederal government’s over- tian Sanchez drew national all mandate of $85 billion in attention to the Peninsula budget reductions, accord- in 2012 over the issue of ing to the U.S. Office of Border Patrol overtime. Management and Budget. He said he was retaliated The National Border against by the Border Patrol Patrol Council represents and was refused a request non-managerial Border for transfer after he would
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BLYN — A 26-year-old Blyn-area woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after her car hit a tree off Chicken Coop Road late Saturday morning. The car hit a tree in the 1000 block of Chicken Coup Road about a mile from U.S. Highway 101, and a passerby called for help at about 11:30 a.m., said Patrick Young, spokesman for Clallam County Fire District No. 3, based in Sequim. Medics arrived to find the woman alert and determined that she had possible head and neck injuries, Young said.
“That’s why the decision was made to transport her to the trauma center [at Harborview Medical Center],” he said. The woman was not identified. The fire department does not release names because of privacy issues. The cause of the wreck had not been determined Saturday. The woman was transported by ambulance to the helipad near the Olympic Medical Physicians Clinic in downtown Sequim and flown to Seattle from there, Young said.
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not accept overtime pay. Sanchez had claimed before the Congressional Transparency Caucus that he was being given “assignments with nothing to do.” He filed a whistleblower claim in January with the federal government, reached a settlement in September and subsequently was transferred to the agency’s southwest region. Moran said Sanchez’s claim was related to the Border Patrol being restricted in activities such as conducting farm and ranch checks for illegal immigrants, doing routine patrols at transportation hubs and providing language assistance to local law enforcement agencies. A May 1 civil rights complaint by the Seattle-based Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security spurred the ban on Border Patrol translators, which was imposed in December. “They are chipping away slowly but surely as to every part of the job that we can do,” Moran said. Jim Buckley of Port Townsend, who runs the website www.bpfree.org, which stands for Border Patrol Free, saw the sequester cuts in a positive light. Buckley is “all for” a reduction of Border Patrol activities on the Peninsula, he said. “I wish they would just go home and stop. “I don’t mean that personally,” he added. “But we don’t need more Border Patrol hanging around without anything to do.”
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PORT ANGELES — A federal restitution hearing for Reid B. Johnston, the Brinnon man accused of poaching more than 100 trees from Olympic National Forest, has been rescheduled for Tuesday. Johnston, 41, was scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday, but that hearing was stricken because Judge Robert J. Bryan was presiding over another matter in Alaska. The Tuesday hearing is
scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in Tacoma. Johnston received a oneyear prison sentence in December after pleading guilty to depredation of government property. He was charged with taking 102 fir, cedar and maple trees in the Rocky Brook area of the Dosewallips drainage between May 2009 and January 2010. Bryan will determine the amount of money Johnston must pay to make up for the timber he stole, said
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CONTINUED FROM A1 were unhappy with such a tax, Tharinger said, voters HB 1919 does not change could gather signatures and the 0.3 percent cap or how defeat the tax via a referenmuch has to be spent on dum. public safety. Emily Langlie, spokes- ston fell was a giant DougFitzgibbon’s bill as origi- Peninsula counties woman for the U.S. Attor- las fir with an 8-foot diamnally proposed would have ney’s Office. eter that was more than Jefferson County voters applied only to King County Assistant U.S. Attorney 300 years old. because it contained a approved a sales tax Matthew Diggs and SpeOld-growth trees like county population require- increase of 0.3 percent in cial Assistant U.S. Attorney those Johnson cut are conment of 1.5 million or more. 2010 to help fund public Seth Wilkinson wrote in a sidered critical habitat for But Fitzgibbon said he safety, youth and senior serprehearing memorandum the northern spotted owl was approached by Thar- vices, health services and that the ecological value of and the marbled murrelet, inger and others after a basic government services. the trees Johnston both federally listed as House Finance Committee Jefferson County Admindestroyed is $242,375. threatened species. hearing of the bill about istrator Philip Morley said removing the population the legislation, if passed, Since restitution was The wood was cut into minimum. limited to a maximum of blocks and sold for the prowould not affect Jefferson The other legislators, County because the county $120,000 under the plea duction of such musical Fitzgibbon said, told him is already at its 0.3 percent agreement, the govern- instruments as guitars and their local law enforcement cap for public safety sales ment is seeking $120,000. cellos, a U.S. attorney’s agencies and fire depart- tax. Among the trees John- spokeswoman said. ments had been struggling Clallam County voters with declining sales tax rev- have not been asked to conenue and that their commusider a public safety sales nities would benefit from another option for generat- tax increase since 2001, ing more money to fund pub- when they approved a 0.1 Benefit breakfast percent increase to help lic safety services. SEQUIM — Crystal fund the county’s 9-1-1 sysStout and her Dreamcatcher ‘Not unique to King’ tem, Clallam County AdminBalloon Program will host a istrator Jim Jones said. “I found these problems benefit breakfast to raise Clallam County Commiswere not unique to King sioner Mike Chapman said funds to purchase a special County,” Fitzgibbon said. hot air balloon to allow the OLYMPIA — About 200 commissioners have made Tharinger said last week clear in their most recent disabled to take flight. people attended a pro-gun that he asked for the State of the County report The breakfast will be rally at the state Capitol. removal of the county popu- that commissioners will not from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. next Event organizer “2nd Sunday, March 17 at Apple- lation requirement because approach county voters with Enforcers” had said it was a county’s elected leaders bee’s in Sequim, 130 River expecting more than 2,000 should be able to review a sales tax increase in the Road. Tickets are $10. at the Saturday event. their expenditures and raise near future, even if HB 1919 Stout, whose Morning Most of those present tax money for public safety becomes law. Star Balloon company is were armed with long guns “If we would move forif needed. located outside Sequim, is slung over shoulders or holward with a tax increase, When asked if the bill seeking donations to buy a stered handguns. odds are it would still go to could be considered a way $20,000 basket-style ultraMany carried signs critivoters,” Chapman said. light hot air balloon capable around voters, Tharinger cal of President Barack “But that’s not something said, “I guess you could say of carrying wheelchairs. Obama and defending gun Tickets can be purchased that,” but added that county we’re going to discuss anyownership. commissioners themselves time soon.” One held aloft an upside- from Julie Broadwell; 360Since sales tax is tied to a 425-242-8246, Kelly Jo Hill, are held accountable by the down American flag. economic 360-461-3950; or at La Vina public for decisions they community’s Rally attendees cheered make. health, Chapman said, Cafe, 111 River Road. speeches telling of a “pro“County [commissioners] elected leaders should not gressive conspiracy,” warnare elected officials, and consider raising taxes that ing against allowing chilBunny Hop meal they have to stand in front of would affect merchants and dren to become “slaves of the SEQUIM — Volunteer the people,” Tharinger said. other economic drivers as a government” and citing Nazi Hospice of Clallam County “Being elected leaders, way to raise sales tax reveGermany and contemporary and the Sequim unit of the they are responsive to the nue. Australia as cautionary Boys and Girls Clubs of the tales of a disarmed citizenry. Olympic Peninsula are spon- voters.” “We need to focus on Alternatively, Tharinger growing our economy, and Multiple speakers soring the Bunny Hop Panencouraged those assembled cake Breakfast, a fundraiser said, county commissioners then the sales tax will come could work with their law to keep posting pro-gun sen- event, on Saturday, March and justice committees to in as an effect of growing the timents on Facebook even if 23. develop public safety sales economy,” Chapman said. people unfriend them. The breakfast will be ________ tax language, if needed, The rally anticipates a from 10 a.m. to noon at the instead of spending money Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can looming House vote on Sequim unit of the Boys and on running such a tax in an be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. requiring background checks Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. election. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula on all gun purchases in the Tickets are $7 and are on Also, if county residents dailynews.com. state. sale now at the Sequim unit, as well as Pacific Mist BookLibrary to close store, Dungeness Kids Club, Odyssey Bookstore, the HosFORKS — The Forks Library will be closed Tues- pice office at 540 E. Eighth St., in Port Angeles or the day through Thursday to hospice website, vhocc.org. weed out books and other THE ASSOCIATED PRESS treated at a local hospital Advance tickets are recitems that are out of date, in and released. ommended, as seating is poor condition or underBELLINGHAM — Police The Bellingham Herald limited. used. in Bellingham said a woman Breakfast will be cooked who initially told them she said a small-caliber handgun The library at 171 S. Forks Ave., will be reopened by the United States Coast was shot by a masked man found at the apartment Guard Chief Petty Officer at 10 a.m. Friday. when she opened her apart- Thursday belonged to the Association. The “blitz weed” is in ment door now admits she woman’s boyfriend, who Dave Logan, a profesadvance of the collection wasn’t home when she was accidentally shot herself. moving to a smaller, tempo- sional photographer whose Police spokesman Mark shot. rary home at 71 N. Spartan work often appears in the Young said the Whatcom Young said Friday he did not Ave. later this year, possibly Peninsula Daily News, will know the 25-year-old wom- County Prosecutor’s Office in May, before an estimated take youngsters’ pictures an’s motive for making up will decide whether the $835,000 renovation begins, with a person dressed as the the story. The woman was woman will be charged with Easter Bunny. perhaps in late summer. not identified. She was making a false report. 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PA designer Briefly . . . Pro-gun rally Olympia nets top prize indraws 200 for makeover BY DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEATTLE — In the “Modest Budget, Big Impact” category of the 14th annual Northwest Design Awards, Port Angeles interior designer Trisa Chomica has walked away with first prize. “‘Modest Budget, Big Impact’ — isn’t that what everybody wants?” Chomica said Friday after the gala at the Seattle Design Center on Thursday night. Her prize-winning makeover of a Port Angeles family’s kitchen and dining room included laminate wood flooring where there had been carpet, a new kitchen island and other changes to make the rooms feel bigger. Chomica, whose business, Trisa & Co., is in downtown Port Angeles, specializes in taking what a client already has and revamping it. Her award-winning design, which used high curtain rods, darker-colored lower cabinets and lighterhued upper cabinets to create a more spacious effect, also was seen at February’s KONP Home Show at Port Angeles High School.
Trisa Chomica of Trisa & Co. in Port Angeles took first prize in the 14th annual Northwest Design Awards’ “Modest Budget, Big Impact” category. SeattleDesignCenter.com. In her acceptance speech, Chomica emphasized her collaborators. “To fulfill your vision, you need a team,” she told the gala’s assembly of 300. Chomica’s team included Trisa & Co.’s Denice Musick, Andrew Thomas of Pantry & Latch, Brent Jones and Jeff Owen of Jones Custom Contracting, Mae Graves of McCrorie Carpet One and p h o t o g r a p h e r- g r a p h i c designer Pam SchoonoverRussell. This week, Chomica is headed for Wenatchee with her husband, Kevin Tracy. “It’s a busman’s holiday,” she said. Tracy’s brother has a new house there, so Chomica will be helping to pick out paint colors.
People in Port Angeles are especially enthusiastic about spending relatively little for a lot of impact, Chomica said. So for her, the “Modest Budget” prize was “the best award you could get.” The award brings prestige and a trophy but no prize money, Chomica said, adding that this recognition in the Northwest design commu________ nity means a lot to her. Features Editor Diane Urbani The competition’s top de la Paz can be reached at 360designs — including Chomi- 452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane. ca’s — can be seen at www. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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New skimmer preps Neah Bay for oil spills BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Tugboat Bromberg, center, leads a chantey Thursday night at the monthly sing-along in Port Townsend. Adding harmonies are Mike James, left, and Lee Erickson.
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PORT ANGELES â€” Olympic National Park officials are advising the public to use caution on the Olympic Discovery Trail between Kacee Way and the Elwha River through mid-April as a contractor delivers equipment and materials to the Elwha Water Treatment Plant west of Port Angeles. Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said trucks will make 15 to 20 round trips within the next month to make corrections to the plant, which provides initial treatment for the cityâ€™s industrial water supply, the Nippon Paper Industries USA Inc. mill, the state Department of Fish and Wildlifeâ€™s fish-rearing chan-
nel and the Lower Elwha Klallam tribeâ€™s fish hatchery. The plantâ€™s intake system became clogged with organic material when the Elwha River swelled with rainwater last fall. Macnak Construction LLC of Lakewood was awarded a $1.37 million contract to make the corrections to the diversion pump station intake at the plant. Off-site fabrication has been ongoing since mid-February. On-site work will begin this week.
Finished by mid-April The modifications should be finished by mid-April, Maynes said. Demolition of Glines Canyon Dam has been put on
hold until the work is complete. The Elwha Water Treatment Plant is one of several mitigation projects built to protect people and fish from impacts associated with high sediment flows from the removal of the riverâ€™s two dams. Removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams commenced in September 2011. Elwha Dam was gone by last March, and just 30 percent of Glines Canyon Dam remains. The $325 million river restoration project is still scheduled to be completed well before the contract ends in September 2014, Maynes said.
NEAH BAY â€” A new oilskimming system is up and running at Neah Bay. The Elastec/American Marine X150 grooved-disc skimmer has more storage capacity and is three to four times faster than other systems, state Department of Ecology officials said. â€œWeâ€™re tickled because this is cutting-edge technology,â€? Ecology spokesman Curt Hart said. The state-of-the-art skimmer is part of the Washington State Maritime Cooperativeâ€™s umbrella oilspill readiness plan that Ecology approved last week. The contingency plan covers more than 1,600 commercial vessels that enter the Puget Sound and Grays Harbor. The Neah Bay area is of particular importance because of its position at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and its proximity to environmentally sensitive areas such as the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Olympic National Park and coastal tribes.
First oil skimmer An oil-spill response tug has been stationed at Neah Bay since 1999 to help ships in distress, but â€œthere havenâ€™t been any oil-skimming resources until this
one was placed there,â€? Hart said in a Thursday phone interview. NRC-Environmental Services, a private spillresponse contractor, stationed the new oil-skimming system and oil-storage barge at Neah Bay on behalf of the Washington State Maritime Cooperative for its oil-spill readiness plan. â€œEvery year, billions of gallons of oil are transported into and across Puget Sound and Grays Harbor waters,â€? Ecology spill-preparedness Manager Linda Pilkey-Jarvis said in a statement. â€œThe WSMC plan helps safeguard our economy, cultural resources and environment by assuring us spillers can quickly mount an effective response. This is a substantial achievement because we have vessels from around the world that transit our waters every day.â€? The Elastec/American Marine X150 is designed to be pulled by two lead vessels with a V-shaped containment boom. The oil is funneled through a series of groved, rotating drums and stored in a mobile box that can be attached to the side of a barge. â€œIf you needed more storage, you could put [the box] on a larger barge,â€? Hart said.
â€œItâ€™s really cool.â€? The system, which was field-tested at Neah Bay last month, met the requirements of the oil-spill readiness plan.
More oil faster â€œYou get more oil and oily water faster,â€? Hart said. â€œThatâ€™s really important because oil spills start spreading rapidly.â€? The Elastec skimmer recovered 4,670 gallons of oil per minute at an 89.5 percent efficiency rate to take first place at the 2011 Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X Challenge in New Jersey. Elastecâ€™s closest competitor recovered 2,712 gallons of oil at 83 percent efficiency. There were 350 entries and 10 finalists in the worldwide competition. Pilkey-Jarvis said the Washington State Maritime Cooperative umbrella spill contingency plan is â€œgood for business and our environment. â€œIndividual operators can share costs with other operators to be covered under a single large plan instead of maintaining their own plans,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s an approach that helps keep our ports competitive.â€?
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NEWPORT, Ore. â€” Scientists at Oregon State Universityâ€™s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport are monitoring the possible spread of plant and animal life carried to the Northwest coast on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami. Docks that washed ashore last summer at Newportâ€™s Agate Beach and in December on a remote beach in Olympic National Park carried non-native species. In January, staff members from state and federal agencies removed more than 400 pounds of non-native plant and animal life found clinging to the 64-foot dock that washed up between the Hoh River and LaPush, and washed the dock with a diluted bleach solution. Between 30 and 50 nonnative species of marine plants and animals not found in the United States but
native to Japan had attached themselves to that dock, the state Department of Ecology said. None was of the five potentially ecologically damaging species found on the dock that washed up in Oregon. The 66-foot-long Oregon dock was cut up and hauled away after volunteers scraped off 2 tons of seaweed and creatures clinging to it, and ran blowtorches over the surface to sterilize it. An invasive-species specialist at the science center, John Chapman, told The Oregonian of Portland, Ore., that many organisms from Japan survived more than a year floating across the Pacific and crashing on the Northwest coast.
track record of predicting what introduced species will survive and where,â€? Chapman said. â€œBut once things are here, they are a threat,â€? he added. â€œThey could explode at anytime.â€? Scientists never expected that so many organisms would survive the ride, let alone that they would thrive, he said. The dock that washed up in Oregon was at sea for about 450 days, while the Olympic National Park dock spent 650 days at sea. â€œThere was a huge diversity of organisms,â€? Chapman told The Oregonian. â€œThere are multiple generations. They were carrying on with life like fleas on a dogâ€™s back.â€? The dock on the North Olympic Peninsula coast is Predictions difficult expected to be removed by But whether they will Port Townsend contractor spread and become a prob- Undersea Co. by early April, depending on weather and lem is hard to predict. â€œEcologists have a terrible tidal conditions.
SEQUIM â€” Caity Karapostoles, Associated Student Body activity coordinator at Sequim Middle School, has been selected as Washington State Middle Level Adviser of the Year for 2012 by the Washington Association of Student Councils. Sequim Middle School Principal Brian Jones announced the award by the association, a subsidiary of the Association of Washington School Principals, at a staff meeting Thursday. Karapostoles will be lauded at the Washington Activity Coordinators con-
ference in Yakima from March 20-22. Scott Harker, Sequim Middle assistant principal, and Tracy Barnes, ASB adviser, nominated Karapostoles.
â€˜Tirelessâ€™ work Barnes, who read her nomination letter to the staff, said that throughout the past eight years, Karapostoles â€œhas worked tirelessly to build a studentcentered activities program developmentally appropriate for middle school students.â€? She started such activities as cocoa morning, a movie night to benefit the
local food bank, â€œPenny Warsâ€? to help families traveling out of the area for cancer treatments and staff appreciation week, Barnes said. Karapostoles also coordinates and hosts the Association of Washington School Principals Middle Level Regional conferences, Barnes added, and developed a local leadership camp that enabled more students to participate because of the lower cost. As a representative of the state selection board, Chuck Lisk, Stevens Middle School principal in Port Angeles, presented a certificate to Karapostoles.
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The revenue increase is the second in as many years following a first-ever drop in tribal casino revenue in 2009 as the worst recession in decades took its toll on consumer spending. The back-to-back increases in revenue are encouraging, the report said. â€œThe question is how much further can Indian gaming grow?â€? author Alan Meister said. Tribal gambling was slowing before the start of the recession in late 2007 due to legislation, regulations and court decisions that restricted the types of games offered by tribal casinos, the number of states where gambling is permitted and other limits, he said.
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CONTINUED FROM A1 Executive Officer Ron Allen. Last December, the The 7,000-square-foot, all- Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam tribe slots casino at 631 Stratton opened a new slot machine Road opened in March 2009 room, Napoliâ€™s Restaurant with more than 100 slot and the Rainforest Bar in the machines and the Riverâ€™s former bingo hall in the Edge Deli. south wing of 7 Cedars Nationally, tribal casinos Casino. posted a 3 percent gain in revenue to $27.4 billion in Slot machines 2011. It was the second Slots are the casinoâ€™s straight year that the industry posted gains following main source of revenue. The $7.5 million, the recession. Allen could not provide 3,500-square-foot expansion revenue data beyond the increased the slot capacity of the casino, which opened in growth percentage. â€œOur growth has been 1995, from 550 to 750. It was also a prelude to modest, in the high singledigits in the last two years,â€? the tribeâ€™s grand plan to said Allen, brother of James- build a $60 million to town Sâ€™Klallam tribe Chief $75 million hotel and resort
Native American casinos face â€œa lot moreâ€? restrictions than their commercial counterparts, he said. â€œThat, in some ways, holds back Indian gaming from what it could potentially be,â€? Meister said. Other potential challenges include increasingly saturated markets, rising competition and Internet gambling.
Native American gambling generated about 43 percent of U.S. casino gambling revenue in 2011, the report said. Revenue at commercial casinos was 45 percent, and revenue from racinos â€” casinos that operate at race tracks â€” accounted for the remaining 12 percent. Economy spurs growth Thatâ€™s unchanged from 2010 but represents a huge gain from the Native Ironically, the weak economy has American casino share of less than 20 helped spur casino growth among percent in 1993. states seeking more revenue, Meister Both tribal and commercial casinos said. could lose business to racinos, he said. The outlook for Native American State approval of gambling is easier gambling now appears healthy because at race tracks where betting already the economy is expected to continue occurs than establishing new casinos, improving, restoring consumer spendMeister said. ing, Meister said. Revenue growth varied from as In addition, many tribes are upgradmuch as 26 percent in Alabama to ing, expanding and replacing casinos. minus 3 percent in New York. Tribal-run casinos such as those in After Alabama, the fastest-growing Alabama and Nebraska, he said, enjoy states were Mississippi, Montana, the advantage of being closer to consumers than many commercial casinos. North Carolina and Oklahoma. Following New York, the steepest â€œTheyâ€™re a good alternative to Vegas decline in revenue was in Oregon, thatâ€™s closer to home,â€? he said. But the long-term outlook for tribal North Dakota, Connecticut and Idaho. Revenue at Native American casigambling is uncertain, Meister said. Potential threats include continuing nos continued to be concentrated in certain states. legal challenges â€” such as a land-disCalifornia generated more revenue pute court case in Michigan that Meisat tribal casinos than did any other ter said increases the likelihood of other legal challenges to gambling proj- state, producing $6.9 billion in 2011. Casinos in California accounted for ects â€” and state regulations that more than 25 percent of tribal casino restrict Native American casinos and gambling revenue nationwide. limit expansion.
adjacent to the casino at 270756 U.S. Highway 101. The tribe plans to build the infrastructure for the resort this year. A target date for the resort has not been announced. Jerry Allen said the new slot room at 7 Cedars has been well-received, especially by guests who prefer a quieter gaming environment when the traditional casino floor with its table games and surrounding bars and restaurants is bustling on weekends.
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A trio of young bald eagles spends the early morning perched atop old pier pillars at Dungeness Landing on Friday. Powell Jones, director of the Dungeness River Audubon Center, said a review of the birdsâ€™ plumage puts them at 2 to 3 years old. Jones said bald eagles typically take 4-5 years for their head and tail to turn white.
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Court rejects appeal in suit PenPly demolition, boat haven on shooting operations on panelâ€™s agenda TACOMA â€” A district Court of Appeals has ruled that Kitsap County prosecutors can continue their case against a man accused of providing access to a gun to his then-girlfriendâ€™s 9-yearold son, who then brought the weapon to school. The gun accidentally went off at the school in February 2012 as the boy reached into his backpack, critically injuring fellow student Amina Kocer-Bowman. The boy told investigators he had taken the gun off a dresser at the manâ€™s home. He said there were other unsecured firearms in the Allyn home of Douglas Bauer, a statement police confirmed during a search of the home. Bauer is charged with third-degree assault in the shooting.
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Port of Port Angeles commissioners will hear an update on the ongoing demolition of the former Peninsula Plywood mill site during their regular meeting Monday. The meeting is at 9:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the port administrative offices, 338 W. First St., Port Angeles. The three commissioners also will review log handling and marine terminal operations and reports on the Port Angeles Boat Haven, John Wayne Marina and William R. Fairchild International Airport.
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Other agenda items include: â– Recommending that the city work with Clallam County to amend the countyâ€™s solid-waste management plan to reflect the cityâ€™s work on the landfill bluff-stabilization project. â– Presentation of the 2012 water utility consumer-confidence report. â– Consideration of a right-of-way agreement with Capacity Provisioning Inc. â– A verbal update from staff on the cityâ€™s smartmeter infrastructure project. â– A verbal update from staff on the cityâ€™s utility discount ordinance.
Port Angeles Utility Advisory Committee members will consider recomPart-time hiring bill mending to the Port Angeles City Council a $1.2 milOLYMPIA â€” The state lion update to an agreement House has passed a meawith a Seattle-based consure meant to encourage sulting firm to continue the businesses to hire unemdesign process for the cityâ€™s ployed workers part time. Under the bill passed by landfill bluff-stabilization project when they meet the House on Saturday, Tuesday. employers would no longer The meeting starts at 3 have to pay more in unemp.m. in the Jack Pittis conployment insurance taxes for part-time workers receiv- ference room in City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeing unemployment benefits les. than for those who arenâ€™t. Members of the panel, a Democratic Rep. Joe subcommittee of the City Fitzgibbon of Burien is the Council, will consider a conbill sponsor. He said the measure would nudge busi- tract update with Herrera nesses â€” particularly small Environmental Consultants worth an amount not ones â€” to hire more partto exceed about $1.2 miltime workers. lion. Bill opponents said the The update would allow cost savings for individual Herrera to move the landfill businesses would be absorbed by other employers bluff project to the 30 percent design level and begin paying into the unemploycompiling information ment insurance system. The measure passed by a needed for the local, state and federal permits necesvote of 87-10. The Associated Press sary for the project.
The three Clallam County commissioners will consider appointing members to the county Civil Service Commission and several advisory boards when they meet Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissionersâ€™ boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The board are the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Sewer Community Advisory Board, Fair Advisory Board, Park and Recreation Advisory Board, and Permit Advisory Board. The Monday work session was bumped to 9 a.m. Tuesday because of a county furlough day. Discussion items for the
work session include: â– A proposed resolution for the closure of the Sol Duc bridge on Quillayute Road for no longer than 15 days between April 15 and May 13. â– A proposed agreement with Western Federal Lands/Federal Highways Administration for services related to the first phase of the Spruce Railroad Trail restoration project. â– A memorandum of understanding with the Clallam County Public Utility District regarding rightof-way permit fees. â– An agreement with Rick Dunn for network infrastructure systems consulting. â– A pre-application questionnaire for coordinated grants from the Department of Ecology for moderate-risk waste activities and solid waste enforcement.
The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. The council will recess into an executive session to consider property acquisition and is expected to take action when it reopens the regular session. The council will consider a change order for $42,720 for a contract with Gary & Osborne Inc. for design and construction of projects on West Maple, West Prairie and South Third streets. The council also will consider goals for the year. They are to maintain and improve streets and sidewalks, adopt a comprehensive plan update, update an economic development strategy, construct a new City Hall and police station, adopt and implement a plan for the Guy Cole Convention Center rehabilitation, provide a policy guide on private streets and water systems. The council also will consider buying a new car for the public works department.
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Peninsula College Peninsula College trustees will meet in regular session Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in the Cornaby Center (A-12) on the Peninsula College campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.
Sequim City Council The Sequim City Council will consider authorizing additional money for a street work contract and will consider property acquisition in a closed session when it meets Monday.
Clallam Conservation District supervisors will consider a contract award for a Sequim porous-asphalt demonstration project when they meet Tuesday. Supervisors will meet at 3 p.m. in the USDA Service Center, 1601 E. Front St., Suite A, Port Angeles They also will hear a
plant sale report and consider grant awards for the pollution identification and correction program and the Pfaff family forest fish passage contract. They will consider a request for qualifications for consulting engineer services and cooperator and cost-share agreements.
City of Forks The Forks City Council will conduct a public hearing on the 2013-2018 SixYear Street Plan amendment. The council meets at 7:30 p.m. at 500 E. Division St.
Quillayute Valley schools The Quillayute Valley School Board will meet Monday. The meeting will be in the Forks High School Library, 261 S. Spartan Ave. The meeting is usually held on a Tuesday but was rescheduled. No agenda was available as of Saturday.
Port Angeles schools A quorum of the Port Angeles School Board will attend a legislative conference in Olympia today and Monday, with no action taking place.
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CONTINUED FROM A1 Morley’s 1 percent salary increase for 2013 was the same increase received by half of unionized staff and all unionexempt employees, he said. “I’m completely happy with my salary,” Morley said. “I would say that it’s about right in terms of the responsibilities and liabilities of these positions and the extraordinary demands that it places on your personal life. “Except for when you are out of town, you are on call at any time if an emergency happens,” Morley said. “There are extraordinary demands and high stakes. “It’s both an awesome responsibility and an amazing privilege.” Morley was the Maple Valley assistant city manager before being hired as Jefferson County administrator in late 2008.
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providing electrical service April 1 following the purchase of infrastructure from Puget Sound Energy, or PSE. The district will add 19,000 electric customers to the 4,000 water customers it now serves, and probably will add 15 to 20 more employees. The PUD is paying PSE $103 million for the facilities, then another $4 million-$5.5 million for improvements made over the last three years. Parker’s last raise was two years ago. “I think they pay me plenty,” he said. Parker “is underpaid” when his salary is compared to PUDs of similar size, PUD Board President Barney Burke said. The PUD will review Parker’s salary this spring, he added.
Port of Port Angeles Executive Director Jeff Robb
■ 2012: $123,165. ■ 2012 salary: ■ 2013: $135,000. Jefferson County Hospital $100 a month was Medicaid patients, said Washing- $138,000. ■ 2013 salary: ■ Percentage District No. 2’s Jefferson Health- ton State Hospital Association the same received $137,725. care is a critical access hospital spokeswoman Mary Kay Clunies- increase: 12 perby other non■ Percentage cent. and is the 10th largest public Ross. union city increase: 2 per■ Compensahospital district in Washington in The hospital district also operemployees to cent. terms of revenue. ates Olympic Medical Physicians, tion package: cover additional Robb ■ Compensa$400 a month car As such, it is reimbursed for Olympic Medical Cancer Center health insurance tion package: McKeen allowance, full the cost of delivering services to and Olympic Medical Home costs, he said. Includes $375 a reimbursement for smartphoneMedicare and Medicaid patients, Health, which also serves West Burkett Burkett month car allowance. related equipment and charges. according to the Washington Jefferson County. believes his salary ■ 2013 budget (operations ■ 2013 budget (operations State Hospital Association. The district is the fourth largis fair, he said. and capital projects): $124.3 miland capital projects): $17.4 milCEO Mike Glenn, hired in est public hospital district in “I’ve been in the business for lion, which includes operation of lion. 2010, is the former CEO of Olym- terms of revenue in the state of 40 years, and I know what the electric, water, sewer and solid ■ Number of full-time-equivpic Medical Center in Port Ange- Washington, according to the market is out there,” said Burwaste utilities. les and came to Jefferson Health- Association of Washington Public alent employees: 37. kett, who was hired in 2009. ■ Number of full-time-equiv“When you have 75 ports to care by way of Valley Medical Hospital Districts. “The market for cities of this alent employees: 252. compete with [in the state of Center in Renton. “I am not complaining about size on the Olympic Peninsula is McKeen, whose salary is paid Glenn did not return calls for what I make, but I am at the low Washington], you will find I fit about in the area what I am getfrom the general fund and utiliright to the median on my curcomment for this story. end of the [salary] range,” said ting paid.” ties fund, succeeded Kent Myers, rent salary,” Robb said. Glenn’s predecessor, Vic DirkLewis, the hospital district’s forBurkett’s salary is based on a who resigned in May 2012 at an Robb, a Sequim native, was sen, earned $140,000 annually mer chief financial officer. survey of Washington cities of annual salary of $157,000. first hired by the port in July and rejected salary increases, “I am obviously well compenMcKeen, the city’s former fire Sequim’s size, such as Shelton 1984. He was the port’s director hospital Commissioner Marc sated.” and Gig Harbor, he said. chief, also did not get the car that of aviation and marinas when he Hospital commissioners gave “It’s been a tough three or four Mauney said. Myers was slated to receive as Mauney said the board conLewis a $16,000 pay hike — a 10 was named port director in 2009. years financially for cities,” Burpart of his own contract. Robb is under a three-year conkett said. “We’ve all had to make ducted a market survey of CEOs percent increase — in June 2012, McKeen took a car allowance tract that can be adjusted annuof similar-size hospitals before his first raise since being prosacrifices. instead of getting the car, which moted to interim CEO in Decem- ally by the port commissioners. “We haven’t had to put people offering Glenn the job. saved the city money, he said. Port Commissioner John Cal“We were toward the middle ber 2006 and permanent CEO in on furlough or cut salaries, but As fire chief, McKeen earned houn said Robb’s pay is in line of the road” in salaries, Mauney January 2007. we did have to begin contributing $112,548 annually before sucsaid. “There were some people that with port directors who have to health care costs. Those are ceeding Myers as interim city were incensed with him getting a similar responsibilities. very expensive and getting more manager at $135,000 in mid“It was a substantial raise, raise,” Commissioner John Miles expensive.” Forks Community 2012. and the commission recognizes recalled. Burkett said his compensation Hospital “I feel that the salary that that,” Calhoun said of Robb’s pay “I think he deserved a bigger was negotiated is a fair salary for and/or salary may increase later Clallam County Public Hospital increase. raise, but we were sensitive to this year after scoring 8.7 out of the responsibilities in comparing District No. 1 what people might think.” 10 in a Feb. 9 performance it with other cities of similar size Port of Port Townsend and responsibilities and budgets,” review by the City Council. CEO Bill McMillan Clallam County Executive Director McKeen said. ■ 2012 salary: City of Forks Public Utility District Under his contract, he Larry Crockett (Former CEO receives the same pay decreases Mayor Bryon Monohon General Manager Doug Nass Camille Scott, less ■ 2012 salary: and increases as other city than full-time): $110,387. ■ No salary. employees, who also received a 2 ■ 2012 salary: $164,320. ■ 2013 salary: ■ 2013 budget percent salary increase for 2013. $179,004. ■ 2013 salary: $112,595. (operations and “One thing I wanted to make ■ 2013 salary: (McMillan, full■ Percentage capital projects): sure of is, if other employees $179,004. time): $176,010 increase: 2 per$4 million. received reductions, I received ■ Compensa($500 monthly cent. ■ Full-time McMillan reductions, and if employees tion package: car allowance is ■ Compensaequivalent received increases, I received Includes $500 a built into salary). tion package: No employees: 28. increases,” McKeen said. month car allowCrockett ■ Compensation package: No ance, $90 a month exclusive vehicle, Forks has a Monohon “I did not want to be proNass exclusive vehicle, phone, insurphone, insurance strong-mayor tected.” phone allowance. ance provisions. provisions. form of government: The mayor ■ 2013 budget ■ 2013 budget (operations ■ 2013 budget (operations is elected every four years by (operations and capital projects): City of Port Townsend and capital projects): $22.4 miland capital projects): $7.9 milForks voters and serves as city $57.4 million. lion. City Manager lion. administrator. ■ Full-time-equivalent ■ Number of full-time-equiv- employees: 132. ■ Full-time-equivalent The top salaried city employee David Timmons alent employees: 198. employees: 28. is Public Works Director Dave ■ Customers (meters): 30,000. ■ 2012 salary: ■ Number of beds: 20. Crockett, who had the same Zellar, who makes $79,192 a year. Doug Nass’ last raise was in $122,372. Clallam County Hospital Dis- 2011. salary in 2010 and 2011, is a The last pay hike, on Feb. 25, ■ 2013 salary: retired Army colonel with 30 was a 1 percent pay increase and trict No. 1 serves Forks, Clallam Nass’ salary is based on com$122,372. Bay, Sekiu, Neah Bay and westyears of service. was for all non-managerial city parisons with other PUD manag■ Compensaern Jefferson County. He voluntarily did not take employees. ers who run similar size PUDs in tion package: “The compensation is comraises in 2011 and 2012 and also Monohon works Wednesday the region, including Cowlitz, Timmons leases a mensurate with the duties of the Benton, Lewis and Mason counhas turned down at least two through Sunday as a mental 2008 Ford position and not dissimilar from other raises during his 14-year health case manager for West ties, PUD Commissioner Hugh Explorer from the other hospitals,” McMillan said. tenure as the port’s executive End Outreach Services and Timmons Haffner said. city for personal Forks Community Hospital is director, he said. about 25 hours a week on city “We do a lot of analysis of and official use a critical access hospital, a desig- other salaries,” he said. “We hire His salary would be $10,000 business, he said. for $386 a month. nation applied to hospitals of no or $12,000 more if he had taken “I am responsible for City regional people.” ■ 2013 budget (operations the raises, he said. Hall,” Monohon said. “I’m in and more than 25 beds and that are Nass, who holds an engineerand capital projects): $30.3 mil“Personally, I’m well off,” he out of there several times a day.” at least 30 miles from the nearing degree and a master’s degree lion. said. The mayor’s position draws no est hospital. in management, said his salary ■ Full-time-equivalent Unlike acute care hospitals “You always want to be consalary or compensation, not even is in the mid- to high-range of employees: 83. such as OMC, critical access hos- PUD general managers. sidered [to be] at least as good as the $1 that has been an insideTimmons, starting his 14th your peers, and of course, I think Forks joke for decades, City Plan- pitals are fully reimbursed for His compensation includes year as city manager, is Port the cost of delivering services to I am, but again, [the salary] ner-Attorney Rod Fleck said. $1,000 monthly in deferred pay. Townsend’s first city manager. really doesn’t bother me because State statute allows for a min- Medicare and Medicaid patients, All the PUD’s professional Under his contract, his perWashington State Hospital Asso- employees are sought regionally, of my circumstances with the imal payment for the position, centage salary increases match ciation spokeswoman Mary Kay but the City Council has never and their salaries are determined other retirement.” those of other city employees’. Clunies-Ross said. approved it. by comparisons with salaries for Timmons often sees city-man“It’s a myth,” Fleck said, addsimilar positions, Nass said. Clallam Transit ager salaries of $130,000 to Olympic Medical ing he first heard it more than $150,000 for cities similar in size 18 years ago when he arrived in General Manager Terry Weed Center Jefferson County to Port Townsend, he said. Forks. ■ 2012 salary: Clallam County Public Hospital “In areas like this, that are Public Utility District “It’s kind of this running joke.” District No. 2 $104,030. economically distressed, you Manager Jim Parker ■ 2013 salary: don’t see those wages,” he said. Jefferson Healthcare $104,030. CEO Eric Lewis “If you want to make more ■ 2012 salary: ■ CompensaJefferson County Public Hospital money, you have to leave the $98,859. ■ 2012 ending tion package: District No. 2 community. ■ 2013 salary: salary: $176,000. $400 a month car “I’m comfortable where [the $98,859. ■ 2013 salary: allowance. CEO Mike Glenn salary] is for a city of this size.” ■ Compensa$176,000. ■ 2013 budget Weed tion package: No ■ 2012 salary: ■ Compensa(operations and exclusive vehicle, City of Sequim $225,000. tion package: No capital projects): $13.4 million. phone, insurance ■ 2013 salary: exclusive vehicle, ■ Number of full-time-equivCity Manager Steve Burkett provisions. $225,000. phone, insurance Parker alent employees: 85-90. ■ 2013 budget ■ Compensa■ 2012 salary: $120,000. provisions. Lewis Weed, in his 33rd year as a (operations and tion package: No ■ 2013 salary: $121,200. ■ 2013 budget Clallam Transit employee — he ■ Percentage increase: 1 per- exclusive vehicle, (operations and capital projects): capital projects): $134 million, began as a dispatcher-supervisor $109 million of which will be phone, insurance cent. $154.2 million. — is retiring later this summer Glenn provisions. ■ Compensation package: ■ Number of full-time-equiv- used to purchase Puget Sound after being general manager for Energy facilities. ■ 2013 budget Includes $400 car allowance. alent employees: 917. eight years. ■ Full-time-equivalent (operations and capital projects): ■ 2013 budget (operations ■ Number of beds: 80. The salary range for his sucemployees: 15. and capital projects): $27 million. $75.4 million. Acute care hospitals such as cessor is expected to be $85,000■ Customers (meters): 4,000. ■ Full-time-equivalent ■ Number of full-time-equivOMC are reimbursed an average $104,000. Parker said his salary may employees: 368. alent employees: 72 of 85 percent of the cost of delivincrease after the PUD begins TURN TO WHAT WE PAY/A9 ■ Number of beds: 25. Burkett’s salary increase of ering services to Medicare and
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CONTINUED FROM A8 Weed’s last raise was in 2010. Clallam Transit buses had a 2012 fixed-route ridership of 1 million passenger trips, including paratransit service, and spend 60,000 fixed-route hours a year on the road. Weed said he believes his salary is fair. “We have done some work in comparing management salaries in the transit industry around the state,” he said. “Generally, those wages are driven by budget, employee count, and to a lesser extent, hours of service on the road.”
Jefferson Transit General Manager Tammi Rubert ■ 2012 salary: $72,348. ■ 2013 salary: $72,348. ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions. Rubert ■ 2013 budget (operations and capital projects): $6 million. ■ Number of full-time-equivalent employees: 44. A former Jefferson County Superior Court clerk and court facilitator, Rubert began at Jefferson Transit as a driver in 2005 and was operations manager when she was hired as general manager in August 2011. Jefferson Transit buses had a 2012 fixed-route ridership of 266,165 passenger trips and spend 16,476 fixed-route hours a year on the road. Her salary is “fair for the budget that we have and the revenue we have in our community,” Rubert said. “I feel like it’s comparable to what Jefferson Transit can afford.”
Peninsula College President Luke Robins ■ 2011-2012 salary (Thomas Keegan): $204,434. ■ 2012-2013 salary (Luke Robins): $175,000. ■ Full-time employees: 153, Robins not including 300 to 400 who are part-time. ■ Full-time equivalent students: 2,507. ■ 2011-2013 budget (operations and capital): $19.7 million. Peninsula College is based in Port Angeles and also has extension sites in Forks, Port Townsend and Port Hadlock. Robins succeeded Thomas Keegan, who headed the college for 10 years and who left to head his alma mater, Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. “Salaries run from probably a high of around $210,00 to a low of $135,000 to $140,000, so I’m roughly in the middle,” said Robins, the former chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe, La. Robins’ contract, which runs through June 2015, has no automatic longevity-related step increases, and he is evaluated by the college board of trustees every year for possible pay increases. Robins said he earned about $150,000 at his prior job as chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College but also received a housing and car allowance, which he doesn’t get running Peninsula College. His salary “is equitable and within the range of community colleges in the state,” he said. “It comes out about where it needs to.”
Port Angeles School District Superintendent Jane Pryne ■ 2011-2012 school year: $138,659. ■ 2012-2013 school year: $141,432. ■ Percentage increase: 2 percent. Pryne ■ Compensation package: Includes $550 monthly car allowance. ■ 2012-2013 budget (operations and capital projects): $37.9 million. ■ Number of full-time-equivalent employees: 357. ■ Number of full-time-equivalent students: 3,628. Pryne received a longevityrelated step increase for the 2012-2013 school year. “There are a lot of responsibilities for this job,” Pryne said,
At a glance: Selected pay highest to lowest A LOOK AT selected North Olympic Peninsula government administrators’ salaries this year, from highest amounts to the lowest, regardless of task:
Jefferson Healthcare Hospital CEO Mike Glenn: ■ 2013 salary: $225,000. ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions.
Clallam County Public Utility District General Manager Doug Nass: ■ 2013 salary: $179,004. ■ Compensation package: Includes $500 a month car allowance, $90 a month phone allowance.
Forks Community Hospital CEO Bill McMillan: ■ 2013 salary: $176,010 (includes $500 a month car allowance). ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions.
Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis: ■ 2013 salary: $176,000. ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions. adding her salary is average among school districts the size of Port Angeles. District facilities include a skills center attended by students from five school districts including Port Townsend, and a cosmetology school in Port Hadlock. “We have an almost $37 million [operations] budget, and we have to be fiscally responsible. “We are a public entity.” Pryne has been the Port Angeles school superintendent since July 2009.
Sequim School District Superintendent Kelly Shea ■ 2011-2012 salary (Bill Bentley): $125,510. ■ 2012-2013 salary (Kelly Shea): $130,000. ■ Percentage increase: 3.6 percent. Shea ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions. ■ 2012-2013 budget (operations and capital projects): $26.2 million. ■ Number of full-time-equivalent employees: 268. ■ Number of full-time-equivalent students: 2,786. Shea’s predecessor, Bill Bentley, received a $300 monthly car allowance and full health insurance coverage of $763 a month for him and his dependents in 2011-2012. Shea’s contract is straight salary-based, without the perks of his predecessor. “In my view, my [total] compensation is less than his even though my base is higher,” Shea said. “It’s the contract they offered, and I wanted to be superintendent. “In terms of a school district this size and with this budget, it’s certainly toward the top.”
Port Angeles School District Superintendent Jane Pryne: ■ 2012-2013 school year: $141,432. ■ Compensation package: Includes $550 a month car allowance.
Port Townsend School District Superintendent David Engle: ■ 2013 salary: $125,000. ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions.
Port of Port Angeles Executive Director Jeff Robb: Port Townsend City Manager David Timmons:
■ 2013: $138,000. ■ Compensation package: $400 a month car allowance, full reimbursement for smartphonerelated equipment and charges.
Port Angeles City Manager Dan McKeen: ■ 2013 salary: $137,725. ■ Compensation package: Includes $375 a month car allowance.
■ 2013 salary: $122,372. ■ Compensation package: Timmons leases a 2008 Ford Explorer from the city for $386 a month.
Clallam County Administrator Jim Jones: ■ 2013 salary: $129,981. ■ Compensation package: Includes a $100,000 life
Port of Port Townsend Executive Director Larry Crockett: ■ 2013 salary: $112,595. ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions.
Jefferson County Public Utility District Manager Jim Parker:
Sequim City Manager Steve Burkett:
■ 2013 salary: $98,859. ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions.
■ 2013 salary: $121,200. ■ Compensation package: Includes $400 car allowance.
City of Forks Mayor Bryon Monohon:
Jefferson County Sequim School District Superintendent Kelly Shea: Administrator Philip Morley:
■ 2013 salary: $130,000. ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions.
■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions.
■ 2013 salary: $119,339. ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions.
Quillayute Valley School District Superintendent Diana Reaume: ■ 2013 salary: $114,840.
diverse maritime community and Crescent School has lots of highly educated people, District people that think differently and are open to new ideas,” Engle said. Superintendent Clayton Mork Engle is the former superintendent of the North Platte, Neb., ■ 2011-2012 school district. school year (Tom Anderson): Chimacum School $95,520. ■ 2012-2013 District school year (ClaySuperintendent Craig Downs ton Mork): $110,000. ■ 2011-2012 ■ Compensaschool year: Mork tion package: No $118,956. exclusive vehicle, phone, insur■ 2012-2013 ance provisions. school year: ■ 2012-2013 budget (opera$119,562. tions and capital projects): $4.4 ■ Percentage million. increase: 0.5 ■ Number of full-time-equivpercent. Downs alent employees: 36. ■ Compensa■ Number of full-time equivation package: No exclusive vehilent students: 319. cle, phone, insurance provisions. The Crescent School Board ■ 2012-2013 budget (operations and capital projects): $13.1 hired a consultant who helped determine a salary range that million. ■ Number of full-time-equiv- was competitive with other districts of similar size, School alent employees: 109. ■ Number of full-time equiva- Board President Susan Hopper said. lent students: 1,044. Tom Anderson, Mork’s predeDowns made $123,000 in the cessor, refused raises during a 2010-2011 school year, but he time the district was cutting the and other administrators took voluntary pay cuts of 3 percent to budget. Mork also serves as principal 4 percent for 2011-2012, while the teaching staff lost three staff of the school district’s elementary, middle and high school, and development days, he said. oversees the Olympic Peninsula The Chimacum School DisHomeConnection program, a trict had to make cuts greater than the 1.9 percent that affected home-school-related teaching partnership with parents from districts statewide. Downs was assistant superin- Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap tendent of Woodland School Dis- counties. He said he is satisfied with trict north of Vancouver, Wash., before taking the Chimacum job. his salary. “I don’t think if someone was The larger the school district, in the business for the money the larger the superintendent’s that they would want to be paycheck — and the greater the superintendent, because it’s not responsibility, Downs said. for everybody, and one really has to enjoy the work.” Quillayute Valley
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Salary information for this special report was researched and compiled by Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb. He can be reached by phoning 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or via email at paul. gottlieb@peninsuladailynews. com. 30-year resident of Cape Flattery. She also acts as grant writer, special education director and head of human resources.
Quilcene School District Superintendent Wally Lis ■ 2011-2012 school year: $48,000. ■ 2012-2013 school year: $48,000. ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, Lis phone, insurance provisions. ■ 2012-2013 budget (operations and capital projects): $4.5 million. ■ Number of full-time-equivalent employees: 40. ■ Number of full-time equivalent students: 504.
Brinnon School District Superintendent Wally Lis
■ 2011-2012 school year: $44,000. ■ 2012-2013 school year: $44,000. ■ Compensation package: No exclusive vehicle, phone, insurance provisions. ■ 2012-2013 budget (operations and capital projects): $964,013. ■ Number of full-time-equivalent employees: 9.5. ■ Number of full-time equivalent students: 25. In heading two school districts, Superintendent Wally Lis oversees two budgets totalling $5.5 million, a total of 529 full-timeequivalent students and 49.5 fulltime-equivalent employees. Lis also serves as principal and directs the special education School District Cape Flattery and career and technology educaSuperintendent School District tion (CTE) programs at Brinnon Diana Reaume Superintendent Kandy Ritter and is CTE director at Quilcene. He receives two separate sala■ 2011-2012 ries totalling $92,000 a year and ■ 2011-2012 salary: $114,840. is responsible to two separate Port Townsend school year: ■ 2012-2013 school boards. $110,000. School District salary: $114,840. “Essentially, I have two bosses ■ 2012-2013 ■ CompensaSuperintendent David Engle and they represent the commuschool year: tion package: No nity, and they have specific $107,910. exclusive vehicle, ■ 2011-2012 requirements for their school dis■ Compensaphone, insurance salary: (Gene tricts,” Lis said. Reaume provisions. tion package: No Laes, 0.8 full“Basically, you’re constantly Ritter ■ 2012-2013 time-equivalent): exclusive vehicle, trying to interact with two differbudget (operations and capital $96,000. phone, insurance ent communities for their needs, projects): $23.5 million. ■ 2012-2013 provisions. and sometimes there’s just not ■ Number of full-time-equivsalary: (David ■ 2012-2013 budget (operaenough to do both to the level alent employees: 157. Engle, full-time): tions and capital projects): $7.9 that is required.” ■ Number of full-time-equiv$125,000. million. Engle Lis’ two-year contract has alent students: 3,230. ■ Compensa■ Number of full-time-equiv- been renewed with his salary yet Diana Reaume, the Forks-area alent employees: 82. tion package: No to be negotiated, though it would school district’s former director of exclusive vehicle, phone, insur■ Number of full-time equiva- be tough to raise administrative student services who succeeded ance provisions. lent students: 439. pay while the district makes budFrank Walter, is in her sixth year ■ 2012-2013 budget (operaRitter’s salary decreased 1.9 get cuts. tions and capital projects): $13.8 as school superintendent. percent as part of statewide salAsked if he felt his salary was million. She has not had a raise since ary cuts for school employees, fair, “it is what it is,” Lis said. ■ Number of full-time-equiv- 2008 and does not receive longev“They negotiated in good faith alent employees: 134. ity-related step increases, she said. administrators included. Her salary, which was $98,000 and I signed a contract in good ■ Number of full-time equivaWhen she was hired in 2007 for the 2009 and 2010 school faith.” lent students: 1,214. at $110,000 a year, her salary The Brinnon and Quilcene Engle said his salary is was in the middle of fair market years, is “very fair for the populacommunities, which are about 10 “pretty close” to that of Laes’ if value for districts of similar size. tion of the district,” she said. Ritter’s responsibilities miles apart, have indicated they Laes had been full-time. “Superintendents in some diswant their school districts not to Engle said he did not take the tricts my size are making higher include oversight of two camconsolidate, Lis said. job for the money. salaries than what I came in at,” puses, each containing elementary, middle and high schools, at “I came here for the quality of Reaume said. ________ Neah Bay and Clallam Bay. life and the challenge and particHer responsibilities include Source for public school district budget “You are replicating a lot of ularly the nature of the commuwhat she said was the largest totals and employee and student-enrollnity,” he said. resources, which increases the grades 9-12 online instruction ment statistics: State Office of Superinten“It’s an interesting, kind of program in Washington. size of the budget,” said Ritter, a dent of Public Instruction.
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PORT ANGELES — An electrical transformer weighing 41½ tons that was shocked out of commission by a July lightning strike has been removed while city staff continue installation work on its replacement. City public works staff spent about an hour Friday morning removing the damaged transformer from the Washington Street substation near Civic Field, Public Works and Utilities Director Glenn Cutler said. The old transformer was taken from its slot in the substation a few weeks ago and had been waiting for a crane scheduled to move it to a waiting flatbed truck, which hauled it out of the city, Cutler said. Crews are now finishing the installation of the transformer’s $577,718 replacement, which Cutler estimates should be up and running in about a month. “We’re hoping for mid- to late April to have it fully operational,” he said. Cutler said the cost of the new transformer will be covered by the city’s insurance policy, minus a deductible of about $25,000. The city also will receive a credit for the old transformer that will be folded into the insurance claim, Cutler added. The city had inked an agreement with the Clallam County Public Utility District for the use of a spare transformer while the new
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Port Angeles public utility worker Bob Williams climbs an electrical transformer before it is hauled away from the Civic Field power substation Friday. The 35-year-old trans“We’re hoping for mid- former was shut down by a to late April to have it transmission-line lightning strike last July that tempofully operational.” rarily cut power to about GLENN CUTLER 900 east Port Angeles cuspublic works director, tomers, including Olympic on new transformer Medical Center and the city’s wastewater-treatment one was being delivered, but plant. Cutler said winter electric________ ity loads were not high Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can enough for it to be needed. be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. “It was a pretty mild 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula dailynews.com. winter, really,” Cutler said.
PORT ANGELES — Tickets are available for the Port Angeles Education Foundation’s annual fundraising dinner, featuring Sequim mystery writer Aaron Elkins. The dinner will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19, at C’est Si Bon Restaurant, 22 Cedar Park Drive. Tickets are $75 each. Participants are invited to an evening filled with mystery and suspense as the keynote speaker presents “Notes from the Skeleton Detective’s Casebook.” Elkins’ talk will focus on real-life cases upon which he bases his novels featuring forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver, the Skeleton Detective. Dinner tickets include a sparkling wine social hour and five-course dinner served with wine provided by Camaraderie Cellars. A “Pass the Hat” event will attempt to raise $5,000 for elementary school reading. The Distinguished Service Person of the Year award also will be announced during the evening. The foundation works in local public schools through four major programs: removing individual barriers to education, supporting school and teacher grants, student enrichment sponsorships and scholarship programs. Through the Student Needs Fund, it assists lowincome students. The foundation awarded school and teacher grants totaling $20,000 this school year. The foundation also contributes to such programs as the annual Back to School event, Kids Day at the Juan de Fuca Festival for the Arts, the YMCA’s Y Fundamentals Summer School Program and Port Angeles High School AmeriCorps members who tutor students. To learn more about the foundation and for ticket information, visit www.portangeleseducation foundation.org.
1 dead after small plane crashes into residence THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE — King County authorities say one man died and another was injured when a small plane crashed into a house near Woodinville. Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cindi West said a man was declared dead at the scene and the other air-
lifted to Harborview Medical Center. Both men were traveling in the plane. West said no one on the ground was hurt. According to the Federal Aviation Administration registry, the fixed-wing single engine plane is registered in Redmond and seats four people.
SEQUIM — Olympic National Park scientist Bill Baccus will discuss “Response of Olympic Mountain Glaciers to Recent Climate Change” at a meeting of the Sequim Education Foundation Science Cafe at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The free Science Cafe has moved to Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave. Its informal cafe for- Baccus mat will include a 30-minute presentation and a 60-minute period for questions and answers. Paradise owner James Lam said the restaurant will offer a special “Science Cafe” seafood basket for $8.95 during the event. Refreshments will be available as well.
Glaciers 101 Baccus will introduce some of the basics of glacier science and findings from a recent study to map and measure Olympic Peninsula glaciers. Cafe meetings are open to adults and young adults interested in deepening their understanding of science and technology. The SEF Science Cafe began in January as an outreach for the foundation to promote community interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The first two meetings were held at Lippert’s Restaurant but outgrew the facility. More information about SEF is available at www. sequimed.org.
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Trying to keep it real on YouTube EVERY SINGLE DAY, YouTube receives around tens of thousands of new videos, which is why mine is so unique. That’s right, I’m on YouTube W. Bruce because everyCameron body else is. And yes, Mom, if everyone were jumping off a cliff, I suppose I would, too. Let me tell you, making a video for YouTube that looks polished and professional is very difficult, which is why I didn’t do that. For one thing, a YouTube video is very small — so small that I had trouble squeezing into it, the way I recently have had trouble squeezing into some of my pants. (They say the camera adds 10 pounds — no wonder my trousers are tight!)
And then there’s the subject: You can’t just make a video about nothing. (Actually, you can: There are thousands of videos out there that don’t seem to have any purpose to them at all, like, “Here’s what it looks like with my lens cap on,” and, “Look at all the white paint on that white wall!”) What I wanted was a video that captured the attention of a grateful world, one that every man, woman and child would watch again and again. So far, I’ve had 13 views, seven of which were my logging in to see if anyone had looked at it yet. What I decided to do was address the issue of how I feel about the fact that one of my daughters is getting married, which can’t be legal since only last month, I was reading her a story about two bunnies who live with a turtle. In the process, I wound up making a video about how I think all fathers feel when they
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“Of course, the worst part is you get one hour less sleep. But the best part is the one hour more time to play outdoors after work. I like it. But Mr. Sun, I would like some warmth from you soon.”
“The best part is a gorgeous sunset at the end of the day, and the worst part is losing an hour’s sleep.”
are told that their 4-year-old is (a) engaged and (b) in her 20s, which to sum it up here is “not good.” To be clear, when I say “not good,” I mean the way someone who is just walking innocently down the street and is suddenly struck by a large flaming meteor of molten rock feels “not good.” Because when you are walking down the street, the last thing you see coming is a flaming molten announcement that your little girl is getting married! I called my video “Is the Man You Are Marrying Really Good Enough for You?” Because, you see, no man is good enough for my little girl, especially some guy she’s engaged to. I felt fairly certain my daughter would watch the video, and call me and say: “Dad, you’re right as always! I’m too young to be getting married, and you are certainly way, way too young to have a daughter get married!”
Instead, she said this: “Where did you get that sweater?” Me: What are you talking about? Her: That sweater. Did you steal it from Grandpa? Me: What? No, there’s nothing wrong with that sweater. What did you think of the rest of it — pretty convincing that you’re too young to get married, right? Her: I just couldn’t get past what you were wearing, sorry. I thought about this. I’d made the video for her, and for bridesto-be like her. She’s my target audience, so if she doesn’t like the video, she must be wrong. I phoned my sister, who also is engaged, though I’m OK with this one even though my father insists she’s too young. My sister loves me, and in her eyes, I can do nothing wrong. Sister: Man, did you pick the wrong sweater. Me: I think the issue here is
Hard rock silver miner Port Angeles
“I don’t really believe in daylight saving time. We should all join Arizona, where they have the same time all the time. But since I live here, I deal with it. To me, it’s just a pain.”
“To me, the worst part is it’s light out late and my kids won’t go to bed. They want to stay up late since it’s so light. The best part is like a Catch-22: Since it is light longer, the kids can play outside.”
Peninsula Voices The history of the Republican, Libertarian and now tea party in America is dismal. Ayn Rand devotees have been working to destroy all social programs since Ronald Reagan’s administration. Reagan’s stupidity seriously damaged American capitalism by advocating and promoting greed and deregulation. The uninformed and short-sighted result of Reaganomics set subsequent Republican administrations on a course that has devastated our economy and failed millions of hardworking American families. Perhaps Reagan’s most damaging act was to begin borrowing money to run government, rather than increasing taxes on people who could afford the increase. Reagan made us a debtor nation, a condition from which the tea party Republicans will not allow a U.S. recovery under a Democratic or any other
administration. In particular the “racist hate Obama” tea party cult, to which many Republicans and libertarians subscribe, will do anything to inhibit recovery. Historically, the crowning accomplishment of the Republican Party was Karl Rove’s lies and propaganda that got George W. Bush, the worst president in our history, two terms in office. Now, with sequester, the party will cost thousands jobs in their quest for total destruction of the middle class. During a recession, governments should not cut spending; however, that is a history lesson Republicans will not apply because they need that excuse to destroy Social Security, Medicare and the social safety nets. Our hope for a sane elected U.S. government may reside with the 2014 voter unless another Rovelike campaign sways stupid voters. Bill Lowman, Sequim
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What’s the best and worst parts of daylight saving time for you?
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“I like the evening light. People who work all day need it. You can cut wood, garden, play with the dog and hike, all after work. I think they should keep it all year. Switching clocks mixes people up.”
“Best part is the longer hours to enjoy the outdoors. Worst part is getting to sleep when it’s so light. My bedtime is very early. Would you believe I look forward to the dark winter to get my rest?”
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“The best part of daylight saving time is when it starts, and the worst part is when it ends.”
“Losing an hour of sleep is the worst. But I enjoy the longer daylight. I think it’s great. I can spend more time outdoors with my four kids who are still at home. It makes spring feel more alive.”
that I made an honest film that exposes my true feelings. Sister: What you exposed is an ugly sweater. Me: Somehow the video didn’t convince my daughter that she shouldn’t get married because in my mind, she’s still a little girl who needs protecting from unworthy men like her fiance. Sister: You told me you liked the guy! Me: Yeah, I liked him until he got engaged to my daughter! Sister: You sound exactly like our father. That insulted me, so I said goodbye and hung up. Though I do know my dad wouldn’t complain about the sweater. He has one just like it.
Gun control laws State Rep. Sherry Appleton, D-Poulsbo, last year introduced a bill that would have required any innocent “victim” of a “confrontation” to retreat from such an action when in doubt of the outcome. My initial response is: Retreat? Hell, no — reload! No one should be compelled by law to be an instant judge of character under duress.
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And rightly so, Ms. Appleton’s bill was withdrawn by lack of support and a number of threats from her constituents. Strange, isn’t it, that when one’s political position changes, so does their mind set — as when California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a prime mover of gun control legislation, acknowledged during a hearing in 1995 of previously having a con-
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cealed-weapon permit. “I know the urge to arm yourself, because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms,” Feinstein said in the 1995 hearing. “When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon,” she said. “I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me.” While lawmakers, officials, government employees, etc., have armed protection for them when they are on the job, on vacation, shopping, making public appearances, etc., without a worry of deciding to retreat from an outside action, we citizens have no rights for backup? My answer to that: It’s shorter and quicker to reload. Save time. Save a life, maybe even your own. Paul Lamoureux, Port Angeles
Save Sequim elk I have recently found out that the Sequim elk
herd is set to be depleted down to only 20 in the herd. The reasons are few and very selfish, and I am pleading with any paper, blog and random passer-by to say something about this. These animals have been a part of the town and a huge tourist attraction longer than anyone of us have. It is not up to wild animals to change their behavior to suit our vain needs. That is our job. You wouldn’t punish a child for being scared, but we are willing to savagely murder an entire family of elk because some entitled out-of-staters don’t like their posies being eaten? This is an absolutely unacceptable reaction to a solvable problem, with no murder involved. I am not an environmentalist per se, and I don’t run around waging war with anyone who doesn’t feed their dog gourmet food. TURN
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Peninsula Voices stability for your taxacquired facilities. I am simply a veteran There are members of and a mother who wants to SARC’s board that steadgive her daughter a chance fastly believe your municito live among one of the pal corporation not only most majestic and docile doesn’t need a business animals on the Peninsula. plan, but can’t be run as a business. I’ve been to Iraq for a The belief is that SARC year, and the one thing I should be administered as missed the most was our a civic entitlement at propamazing wildlife. They are an enchanting erty owners’ expense. The board has become and whimsical addition to our community, and killing catatonic, unable to set attainable financial goals them is killing a small for your community’s recpiece of us. Sierra Brittell, reation center, the “white Sequim elephant of 1984.” The exorbitant expense of a pool and the lack of SARC business plan proper monetary planning What is a business have come home to haunt plan? A comprehensive out- — a $102,000 loss last line to accomplish an year. agenda. Still, I see no urgency to Without a surgical, mili- implement or effort to edutary, governmental or busi- cate the electorate on ness strategy, desires are future financial needs. seldom met. It seems the board of The stated goal of the SARC would rather have Sequim Aquatic and Recre- you, the owners, relieve ation Center in 1984 was them of financial responsibility; or worse, morph into to provide Sequim’s chila metropolitan parks and dren a swimming pool. recreation district where Over the years, that the new commissioners dicgoal was extended to tate the taxes you’ll be include a gym that has charged. become today’s recreation Jan Richardson, center. Sequim Most of the expansion was funded by bonds or Richardson is a member levies, but since 2002, that of the SARC board. money has dried up. Since then, SARC’s board has Marijuana money had no written plan of action as required by its I have heard that all the bylaws to provide financial money received from mari-
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Knives, golf clubs on planes stir backlash FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, PILOTS, federal air marshals and even insurance companies are part of a growing backlash to the Transportation Security Administration’s new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives and sports equipment like souvenir baseball bats and golf clubs onto planes. The Flight Attendants Union Coalition, representing nearly 90,000 flight attendants, said it is coordinating a nationwide legislative and public education campaign to reverse the policy announced by TSA Administrator John Pistole last week. Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, said in a letter to Pistole that he shares the “legitimate concerns” of the flight attendants and that the change “will add little value to the customer security process.” A petition posted by the flight attendants on the White House’s “We the People” website [https:// petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions] juana sales will go into the general fund. Why are they going to do that? When we voted it in, it was supposed to go for regulation. It seems to me that every time that new taxes are on the books, they go into the general fund instead of the purpose we voted for. They haven’t ever explained to me why the lottery money went into the general fund, and now
had nearly 10,400 signatures Friday urging the administration to tell the TSA to keep knives off planes. “Our nation’s aviation system is the safest in the world thanks to multilayered security measures that include prohibition on many items that could pose a threat to the integrity of the aircraft cabin,” the coalition, which is made up of five unions, said in a statement. “The continued ban on dangerous objects is an integral layer in aviation security and must remain in place.” Jon Adler, national president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, whose 26,000 members include federal air marshals, complained that he and other “stakeholders” weren’t consulted by TSA before the “countersafety policy” was announced. He said the association will ask Congress to block the policy change. The Coalition of Airline Pilot Associations, which represents
we still fighting to fund the schools. Every time there is a new tax, Congress gets a nice, big pay raise. I wonder how many other citizens think as I do? Diane R. Allen, Port Angeles EDITOR’S NOTE: Initiative 502, the marijuanalegalization measure approved via last Novem-
22,000 pilots, said it opposes allowing knives of any kind in airliner cabins. “We believe the [terrorism] threat is still real and the removal of any layer of security will put crew members and the flying public unnecessarily in harm’s way,” said Mike Karn, the coalition’s president. The new policy, which goes into effect April 25, permits folding knives with blades that are 2.36 inches or less in length and are less than a half-inch wide. The policy is aimed at allowing passengers to carry pen knives, corkscrews with small blades and other small knives. Passengers also will be allowed to include in their carry-on luggage novelty-sized baseball bats less than 24 inches long, toy plastic bats, billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and two golf clubs. Items like box cutters and razor blades are still prohibited. The Associated Press
ber’s ballot, called for a “dedicated marijuana fund” for all revenue received by the Liquor Control Board and explicitly earmarked any surplus from this revenue for health care, drug abuse treatment and education and marijuana-related research at the University of Washington and Washington State University. The remaining amount
of the marijuana-fund revenue is to go into the state general fund. Lottery revenues, initially placed into the state’s general fund in the 1980s, have been diverted mainly to educational purposes since 2001. A detailed outline on the complicated regulation and growth of lottery revenues during the past 30 years can be found at http:// tinyurl.com/lottery-pdn.
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Rants & Raves Rave of the Week A GREAT RAVE to the folks from Clallam County Fire District No. 3 for spending a morning changing smoke-detector batteries for those of us living in Camden Court at Sherwood Village. It probably saved some of the elderly residents from climbing a ladder to do the job themselves and having to call 9-1-1, and saving a fire department responder from coming anyway for a more complicated event.
. . . and other Raves A RAVE TO the wonderful, choir, soloists and director at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sequim. They added so much to the World Day of Prayer Service. A RAVE FROM a senior citizen to two pickup truck drivers who helped me get home after I fell down and could not get up Friday (March 1). Their concern for my safety
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and well-being is appreciated. People like them make me feel safe to live in this town for many a year. A VERY LARGE rave to Rick at Smugglers Landing in The Landing mall in Port Angeles. Visiting Washington from Canada for the first time, I stopped at Smugglers for directions to interesting local places. Rick not only gave me directions, but a history lesson on the local area, and before I left, he even took me to his espresso bar and bought me a cup of coffee. A great guy in a great town. I’ll be back. MANY THANKS TO the lady in the white car for telling us there was smoke and fire out
of our chimney. She probably prevented a house fire.
Rant of the Week RECENTLY, MY HUSBAND and I were driving near Sequim High School. We saw a blind student with a white stick crossing the street. She had obviously lost her bearing and was floundering. Other students walking around her seemed oblivious to her and her distress. We were aghast that no one offered her any kind of assistance. My husband stopped the car and helped her on her way to her destination. We were sad and
dismayed by the disregard and callousness of her fellow students.
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HOW DOES ONE go about adopting a cat from an agency around here when they never call you back?
IT’S MARCH ALREADY! Take down your Christmas lights! TO THOSE WHO refuse to address their severe obesity issues: Folks, you need to seriously address those issues with your health care provider, who can give you suggestions on how to reduce your weight, enabling you to enjoy much better mental and physical health. I FIND IT sad that people who get food stamps and go to the food bank for freebies can still go to the casino to spend the money they save on food. A real scam in my book. A RANT TO the disgusting, cowardly scum who post vile, negative trash on social media while hiding behind a curtain of anonymity about a person or a business but do not have the guts to face the targets of their
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Sequim locals Sanctuary to reopen after lion attack report scam phone calls
Monday is furlough at courthouse
Police: Don’t give out info to Medicare poser
PORT ANGELES — Most Clallam County Courthouse offices will be closed Monday for the third furlough day of 2013. The only exceptions to the closure are the courts and the jail. Offices on the main floor of the Clallam County Courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St. will be closed. The public can conduct court business by entering the south doors and proceeding upstairs. Sheriff’s deputies will be on regular patrols, but the sheriff ’s administrative office will be closed. The county implemented 16 unpaid leave days in 2012 and 2013 to help balance the budget. All of the furlough days occur on Mondays. The other furlough days for this year are March 25, April 1, April 8, June 24, July 1, July 15, July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 16, Sept. 23, Nov. 18, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30.
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SEQUIM –– If you get a phone call from Medicare, hang up. “Medicare never calls you,” said Sequim Police Chief Bill Dickinson. “Just be careful.” Dickinson advised anyone who receives a call from someone purporting to be with Medicare to not give any personal information. Larry Wisman, 73 and one of several Sequim residents who told the Peninsula Daily News about the scam, said he received a call last week from a person saying his Medicare card needed to be updated. His caller ID said the call came from a Texas phone number. The caller asked to verify Wisman’s area code, then asked which bank he uses. “Well, that made the wheels in my head start turning real quick,” Wisman said. The caller hung up when Wisman questioned him. Dickinson said he hears regular reports of scams targeting the elderly. Medicare often is a front, he said. Another common scam is to try to get money purportedly to help a grandchild in a foreign country. “You have to try to be as wise as you can,” Dickinson said. “Don’t give anybody any information if they call you.”
FRESNO, Calif. — The wildlife sanctuary where an African lion attacked and killed a 24-year-old intern from Washington state is set to reopen today. Cat Haven, which has been shut since the attack on Wednesday, will resume regular operations, including offering guided tours Hanson to visitors. “It is important that we attend to (the animals’) health and well-being, and we believe returning to a state of normal operations is a part of that process,” Cat Haven founder Dale Anderson said in a statement. Dianna Hanson, who had been working at the park since January, was attacked while cleaning an empty enclosure. A Western Washington University graduate, Hanson was from the Snohomish County town of Brier, a northern suburb of Seattle. A 4-year-old male lion named Cous Cous escaped from his feeding pen, apparently by pushing open an improperly secured gate, and pounced on Hanson, fracturing her neck and killing her instantly, according to Fresno County Coroner David Hadden. Sheriff’s deputies later shot and killed the lion, which weighed at least 400 pounds, after they failed to coax him away from Hanson’s body.
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Dale Anderson, Cat Haven owner/founder, talks Thursday with a lioness who lived in the enclosure where intern Dianna Hanson was attacked and killed. Cous Cous and his mate, Pely, were Barbary lions, a species from the region between Morocco and Egypt that is extinct in the wild. He had been handled by humans since he was weeks old. A necropsy, the animal form of an autopsy, was performed on Thursday to determine whether health issues, such as a neurological disorder or a disease like rabies, could have contributed to the attack. An initial examination found the lion healthy, but full test results are expected to take weeks, said Janice Mackey, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Cat Haven, a 100-acre sanctuary run by the group Project Survival and located about 40
miles east of Fresno, is still home to 29 large cats. State and local agencies are investigating whether Cat Haven violated any safety procedures that could have safeguarded against such an attack. Anderson said the sanctuary is cooperating with the investigation. Hanson’s family says they see the incident as a tragic accident. “We know that first and foremost, Dianna would want the work that Cat Haven is doing to continue,” her mother, Donna Hanson, said in a statement. The Hanson family has set up a fund in Dianna’s honor that will benefit her favorite charitable organizations, including Cat Haven.
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CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society’s annual seminar featuring noted genealogist and author Mary Slawson is set Saturday, March 16. The seminar will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road in Chimacum. Registration is $35. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for registration and shopping at the Heritage Quest Book Store. The program will start at 9:30 a.m. Attendees are advised to bring a lunch; coffee and tea will be provided. Three sessions are planned in the daylong seminar. They are: ■ “Conducting an Effective Oral History Interview” — Slawson will provide tips for preparing for interviews and how to elicit stories and memories from family members. ■ “Putting Meat on the Bones” — Slawson will discuss how to make ancestors come alive by adding social customs and social practices to dates and places, using Ireland as a background. ■ “Going Where You’ve Never Gone Before” — Whether a researcher is venturing to a new repository or starting to research a new state, doing homework ahead of time will save time and help get the best results, Slawson said. Slawson, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Association of Personal Historians, is an author and lecturer. She is a co-host of the radio show “Relatively Speaking” and the author of Getting It Right: The Definitive Guide to Recording Family History Accurately. She serves as the Irish Medieval specialist for the Salt Lake City Family History Library and the chairwoman of the Human Family Project, in which Irish clans from 200 to 1600 A.D. are reconstructed. Slawson also is a cofounder and the chairwoman for the Irish Genealogical and Historical Society. She has been involved in genealogical research and teaching for more than 35 years, specializing in Irish, early American, AfricanAmerican and family history for medical research. Registration forms are available at the genealogical society website at www. wajcgs.org/annual-seminar or the Historical Research Center at 13692 Airport Cutoff Road, Port Townsend.
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Bruins defeat Dawgs for title BY TIM BOOTH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE — Twice this season Washington had UCLA teetering but was undone each time by costly turnovers and big shots from Bruins’ point guard Larry Drew II. Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points, Drew came up with another huge shot against Washington, and No. 23 UCLA clinched the Pac-12 Conference regular season title with a 61-54 win over the Huskies on Saturday. Drew hit a game-winning jumper at the buzzer to beat the Huskies in Los Angeles last month. This time it was a driving layup with 32 seconds left that sealed what became an outright conference title for the Bruins, their third under coach Ben Howland. But long before Drew’s driving basket, the Huskies had committed enough mistakes and missed enough shots to let UCLA (23-8, 13-5) surge ahead over the final 5 minutes. “We battled pretty well against them and ended up coming up short because of negligence,” Washington center Aziz N’Diaye said. “We turned the ball over a couple too many times and that’s what made the difference.” Scott Suggs led Washington (1714, 9-9) with 14 points, but leading scorer C.J. Wilcox was just 3 of 13 for eight points and had a number of big shot attempts rim out over the final 10 minutes. His biggest miss came with about 5 minutes remaining when a 3-pointer bounced away that could have given Washington a sevenpoint lead. Instead, UCLA answered the miss with consecutive baskets and eventually pulled in front thanks to Muhammad. “I thought Shabazz was great today. Shabazz is the player of the year in the conference,” Howland said. “This win hopefully hammers that home. He was phenomenal.”
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Kyle Tupper of Port Angeles (326 in center) takes the early lead and keeps it throughout the race while winning the Olympic League cross country championship last fall at Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course in Sequim. Tupper captured the league title in 16.25.29, while teammate Brendan Dennis (318) took 13th. Tupper broke the school record during the season and was voted the All-Peninsula MVP.
Runner with heart, soul Late-bloomer Tupper breaks school record BY LEE HORTON PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Kyle Tupper is plenty motivated and doesn’t need a coach or teammate to urge him to work harder. “Whenever I do something, I put my heart and soul into it,” Tupper said. This drive helped Tupper become one of the best distance runners in the state this year and be selected as the All-Peninsula Cross Country MVP. But like so many other exceptional athletes, Tupper finds further inspiration in
being doubted. ALSO . . . Port Ange■ Area les athletic all-star director and cross former cross country country coach runners/B3 Dwayne Johnson goaded Tupper by downplaying his standing in Port Angeles’ cross country history. “Coach Johnson told me, ‘You’ll never be able to top Dan Lucero,’ ” Tupper said. In 2004, Lucero set the school record in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:49.
“I was very familiar with the record,” Tupper said. He often looked at the record, and was eager to make it fall. Before a meet with Bremerton and North Kitsap at Lincoln Park on Oct. 3, Tupper’s dad told him he had a good chance to break the record that day. Sure enough, after he crossed the finish line, Port Angeles cross country coach Pat Durr told Tupper that he was close to Lucero’s record. Since it would be several minutes before his official time was announced, an anxious Tupper said to his dad, “Come on, let’s go for a run to pass the time.” Tupper estimates they ran
Turnover prone Washington was hampered by turnovers again against UCLA. In their first meeting, the Huskies gave up 19 points off 19 turnovers. This time it was even worse, turning the ball over 19 times and allowing 29 points off those mistakes. “I don’t have a lot to say. It was pretty obvious to our team and me where the difference in that game was,” Romar said. “UCLA did a great job of forcing us into 19 turnovers, which they converted into 29 points. “They scored 61, so that’s right at half of their points. It’s similar to what happened at their place. That was the difference in the game right there.” Jordan Adams added 17 points and Travis Wear had 10 for the Bruins, who avoided being swept in the state of Washington for the first time since 1993. Down by one at the half, UCLA started the second half on a roll, hitting five of its first six shots. Adams and Muhammad combined for the first 10 points of the half as the Bruins took their largest lead at 40-33 with 16:20 left. Washington eventually worked its way back and pulled even at 45 with 8:56 left after a jumper from Abdul Gaddy and steal and layup from Andrew Andrews. Norman Powell had an open baseline drive, but N’Diaye quickly rotated and smothered the shot, leading to Suggs’ jumper in the lane that gave Washington a 47-45 lead with 7:56 left. Muhammad briefly pulled UCLA even before N’Diaye’s three-point play and Gaddy scoring on an inbound pass for a 52-47 lead. N’Diaye added another huge block, this time on Adams and did a few push-ups while lying on the ground, but the Huskies missed three good opportunities to extend the lead.
for two miles. When they returned, a smiling Johnson held out his hand and gave Tupper a congratulatory hand shake. Tupper’s time was 15:48.11. The school record was his. “It’s a day I’ll never forget,” Tupper said. Now, Tupper is the new Dan Lucero. “As far as records go, he’s the best [in school history],” Durr said. Not bad for someone who wasn’t even on the cross country team his first two years of high school. He ran cross country in middle school, but was more interested in archery and 4-H Club than in running.
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Sequim’s Chloie Sparks, left, and Forks’ Eryn Abrahams go for a loose ball in eighth-grade middle-school action in Forks. Sequim beat Forks 57-24, and also captured the seventh-grade contest 25-22.
BREMERTON — The Sequim boys and girls golf teams both opened their seasons with Olympic League victories over Klahowya at Gold Mountain Golf Club. Both teams won on the road despite not winning medalist honors in either match Thursday. In boys action, the Wolves’ top five finished within seven strokes of each other and all scored 49 or less in the nine-hole dual match to win 226-230 on the Cascade Course. Klahowya’s Matt Phillips took medalist honors with a 41 while Sequim’s Travis Priest tied with Klahowya’s Aaron Holliday for second with 42 each. Sequim’s Jesse Francis was right behind in fourth with 43 while freshman Jack Shea shot 44 for fifth in his first high school match. Matt Cays claimed eighth place for the Wolves with a 48 while Anthony Pinza shot 49 for ninth place. Pinza outshot Klahowya’s No. 5 golfer by five strokes. The top five golfers on each team is counted in the score. With only two players left on the course, the Wolves were trailing by eight strokes. But Shea finished with a great round of 44 that beat his opponent by 15 shots to seal the victory. Sequim’s next match will at home, The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, this coming Wednesday against Bremerton. TURN
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Golf PENINSULA GOLF CLUB Winter League Final Standings Friday Team Points 1. Golf Shop Guys 140 2. Triggs Dental Lab No. 1 135.5 3. Glass Services 129.5 4. Triggs Dental Lab No. 2 121.5 5. Taylor Made Construction 119.5 6. Buck’s Holligans 107.5 7. Irwin Dental 81 8. Windermere 74.5 9. Joshua’s 55.5 10. Green Machine 37.5 Gross: Dave Wahlsten, 35; Mike DuPuis, 36; Mel Triggs, 37; Gary Thorne, 37. Net: Kui Solomon, 33; Sue Barber, 33; Tommy Robertson, 33; Matt Murray, 34; Ward Dunscomb, 34; Randy Barber, 34; Marcus Covington, 34; Rochelle Hoffman, 35; Ruth Thomson, 35. Thursday Men’s Club Medal Play Gross: Gary Thorne, 67; Mike DuPuis, 75; Gerald Petersen, 76. Net: Kui Solomon, 65; Gary McLaughlin, 68; Don Dundon, 69; Steve Main, 71; Mike Sorenson, 71; Dennis Ingram, 71; Gene Norton, 71; Jim root, 71; Dennis Watson, 71. Team gross: Gary Thorne and Rob Botero, 66; Gary Thorne and Mike DuPuis, 66; Gary thorne and Kevin Russell, 66. Team net: Tony Sample and Tim Holth, 59; Don Dundon and Kit Metcalf, 62; Eric Kovatch and Jim Root, 62; Gene Middleton and Gene Norton, 63; Kui Solomon and Tyler Crow, 63; Jay Petersen and Terry McCartney, 63. Tuesday Men’s Club Sub Par One Hole Each Nine Gross: Mike Clayton, 66; Mike DuPuis, 69. Net: Tony Sample, 62; Steve Main, 66; Tom Lowe, 66; Joe Tweter, 66; Gene Middleton, 66; Ray Santiago, 67; Rob Botero, 67. Team gross: Mike Clayton and John Pruss, 65; Mike Clayton and Mike Sorenson, 65.
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Bowling LAUREL LANES Wednesday Birch’s Molar Bowlers Men’s high game: George Hamlin, 245; men’s high series: Mac Shawver, 675. Women’s high game: Carol Novak, 201; women’s high series: Ginny Bowling, 513. Leading team: Woodpeckers. Lakeside Big Four Men’s high game: Al Angevine, 269; men’s high series: Mike VanWinkle, 761. Leading team: Four AssFaults. Tuesday Laurel Lanes Seniors Men’s high game: Dick Roper, 172; men’s high series: Dick Roper, 453 and Rod Melville, 453. Women’s high game: Barbara Ross, 194; women’s high series: Barbara Ross, 471. Leading team: White Rose. Tuesday Brunch League High score: June Larsen 182. High series: June Larsen, 492. First place team: Salon@Tuscany. Mixed Up Mixed Men’s high game: Troy Tisdale, 257; men’s high series: DeAndre Harris, 659. Women’s high game: Mary Jane Birdsong, 206; women’s high series: Mary Jane Birdsong, 535. Leading team: The Kids. Monday Monday Night Mixed Men’s high game: Travis Petersen, 234; men’s high series: Travis Petersen, 638. Women’s high game: Holly Brown, 191; women’s high series: Holly Brown, 522. Leading team: Suspicious Packages. Les Schwab Mixed Majors Men’s high game: Mike VanWinkle, 280; men’s high series: Mike VanWinkle, 705. Women’s high game: Linda Chansky, 185; women’s high series: Linda Chansky, 496. Leading team: Red Carpet Car Wash. Baxter Auto Parts Old Timers Men’s high game: Cliff Silliman, 207; men’s high series: Cliff Silliman, 537. Women’s high game: Joan Wright, 170; women’s high series: Joan Wright, 471. Saturday, March 2 Pee Wee Kids League Boys’ high game: Robert Wold, 65. Girls’ high game: Abby Robinson, 100. Bantam Kids League Girls’ high game: Sierra Burkett, 131; girls’ high series: Sierra Burkett, 373. Junior Kids League Boys’ high game: Nathan Dewey, 202; boys’ high series: Nathan Dewey, 520. Girls’ high game: Shyanne Terry, 93. Friday, March 1 7 Cedars Mixed Men’s high game: Brian Anders, 277; men’s high series: Jeff Edwards, 687. Women’s high game: Rita Berson, 247; women’s high series: Rita Berson, 593. SEQUIM OLYMPIC LANES Thursday, Feb. 28 Thursday 9-Pin No-Tap Men’s high game: Gunter Kessler, 227; men’s high series: Gordy Omdal, 601. Women’s high game: Ginny Bowling, 238; women’s high series: Joan Wright, 535. Wednesday, Feb. 27 Men’s high game: Mike Elkhart, 211; men’s high series: Mike Elkhart, 529. Women’s high game: Chris Getchman, 196; women’s high series: Chris Getchman, 480. Leading team: Remingtons. Les Schwab Mixed Men’s high game: Rob Chapman, 197; men’s high series: Pete Centeno, 506. Women’s high game: Sherrie Elkhart, 175; women’s high series: Marsha Omdal, 453. Leading team: The Odd Balls. Tuesday, Feb. 26 Wall Street Journal Men’s high game: Jim Anderson, 199; men’s high series: Jim Anderson, 511. Women’s high game: Holly Robirts, 127; women’s high series: Holly Robirts, 367. Leading team: First Edition. SunLanders I Men’s high game: Ed Jones, 180; men’s high series: Ed Jones, 444. Women’s high game: Carol Patterson, 166; women’s high series: Carol Patterson, 447. Leading team: Alley Oops.
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Jessie Royer drives her team across an island in the Yukon River as she nears the checkpoint in Anvik, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday. Team net: Steve Main and Brian Duncan, 63; Steve Main and Buddy Fraser, 63; Mike Clayton and Craig Jacobs, 63; John Pruss and Mike Sorenson, 64; John Pruss and Craig Jacobs, 64; Gene Middleton and Gordon Thomson, 64; Gene Middleton and Steve Jones, 64. Sunday, March 3 Men’s Club Throw Out Three Worst Holes Gross: Gary Thorne, 56; Gerald Petersen, 56; Mike DuPuis, 57; Rick Hoover, 57. Net: Craig Jacobs, 50; Bill evanstad, 50; Mel Triggs, 51; Mike Sorenson, 52; Gary McLaughlin, 52; David Henderson, 52; Tyler Crow, 52; Tom Humleker, 52. Saturday, March 2 Men’s Club Better Nine Gross: Gary Thorne, 33; Mike DuPuis, 34. Net: Larry Bourm, 31; Greg Thomas, 31.5; Gerald Petersen, 33; George Peabody, 33; Bob Dutrow, 33. Team gross: Gary Thorne and Greg Senf, 64; Gary Thorne and Mike DuPuis, 66. Team net: Gerald Petersen and Buddy Fraser, 60; Greg Senf and Tom Humleker, 60; Greg Thomas and Todd Irwin, 60; Gerald Petersen and Bob Dutrow, 61; Gerald Petersen and Geroge Peabody, 62; Craig Jacobs and Todd Irwin, 62; Greg Senf and Rob Botero, 62; Greg Senf and Mike DuPuis, 62; Greg Senf and Eric Kovatch, 62; Tom Humleker and Eric Kovatch, 62. Friday, March 1 Winter League — Week 20 Team Points 1. Golf Shop guys 136 2. Triggs Dental Lab No. 1 127.5 3. Glass Services 120.5 4. Triggs Dental Lab No. 2 120 5. Taylor Made Construction 113 6. Buck’s Holligans 101 7. Irwin Dental 76 8. Windermere 73 9. Joshua’s 52.5 10. Green Machine 37.5 Gross: Mike DuPuis, 33; Gary Thorne, 34; Rob Botero, 37. Net: Tony Dunscomb, 32; Kenny Fredrickson, 33; Warren Taylor, 34; Tommy Robertson, 35; Guy Lipsky, 35; Perry Isaacson, 35; Sonny Carter, 36; Jacob Tweter, 36; Joe Trailor, 36; Jame Bigbie, 36. CEDARS AT DUNGENESS Wednesday Men’s Club ACE Day Flight One Gross: David Yasumura, 74. Net: Shane Lusk, 68; Allen Balla, 68. Flight Two Gross: John Raske, 77. Net: Randy Gange, 66; Bill Berry, 82; Rod Harp, 82. Flight Three Gross: Milt Mickey, 86. Net: Bill Riley, 71. Flight Four Gross: George Switzer, 90. Net: Joe Tomita, 67; Bob Purser, 71. Closest to pin No. 11 Low division: KO Johnson, 4 ft. High division: Gary Williams, 10 ft. No. 17 Low division: JC Schumacher, 3 ft. High division: Gary Williams, 26 ft. 10 on. No. 4 Open: David Allen, 8 ft. Tuesday Women’s 18 Hole Golf Group Medal Division One Net: Barb Burrow, 76; Pat Schumacher, 78. Division Two Net: Jackie Davis, 75; Lilli Gomes, 78. Closest to pin No. 11 Division one: Marlene Erickson, 10 ft. Putts Division one: Barb Burrows, 32. Division two: Jackie Davis, 36. Chip Ins No. 12: Barb Burrows. Men’s Club Diehard Duo First place: Sid Krumpe and Dave Yasumura. Second place: Ted Johnson and Milton Mickey. Third place: Matt Eveland and Andy Borchers tied with Rodney Harp and Cary Richardson. SUNLAND GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Thursday Lady Niners W.H.O. Net: Sandra Marsh, 36; Patricia Palmeri, 39;
Kathy Wheeler, 39; Mary Kubitz-Meyer, 39. SWGA 1. Carol Patterson, 39; 2. Nancy Harlan, 39.5; 3. Dorene Berard, 44.5. Wednesday Selective 9 (Any Nine Holes) Net: Bill Dickin, 30; Jim Hanley, 25.5; John Sims, 28.5; Maury Fitzgerald, 29; Jay Tomlin, 29. Skyridge Golf Course Sunday, March 3 Gross: Scott Mackay, 71. Net: Toby Weidenheimer, 66; John O’Rourke, 67; Mark Willis, 69; Mike Penna, 79; Jeff Pedersen, 69; Steve Lee, 71; Neil Cays, 72; Adam Mackay, 72; Kelly Shea, 72; Ken Chace, 72; Terry Randall, 73.
Basketball Port Angeles Men’s League Thursday Green Division Semi Final High Grounds/Grandview Grocery, 74; Sunny Farms, 39. High scorers HG: Brian Gunderson, 23; Randy Veenstra, 17. SF: Devin Richardson, 14; Devin Dahl, 12. Golf Division Semi Final Skyridge Golf Course, 70; Langston Services 60. High scorers SG: Ryan Rutherford, 23; Lance Scott, 17. L: Greg Glasser, 20; Jon Eckhoff, 18.
Basketball NBA standings WESTERN CONFERENCE Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 44 20 .688 — Golden State 35 28 .556 8½ L.A. Lakers 31 31 .500 12 Sacramento 22 42 .344 22 Phoenix 21 41 .339 22 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City46 16 .742 — Denver 41 22 .651 5½ Utah 32 30 .516 14 Portland 29 32 .475 16½ Minnesota 21 37 .362 23 Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 48 15 .762 — Memphis 41 19 .683 5½ Houston 34 29 .540 14 Dallas 28 33 .459 19 New Orleans 21 41 .339 26½ EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 37 22 .627 — Brooklyn 36 26 .581 2½ Boston 34 27 .557 4 Toronto 24 38 .387 14½ Philadelphia 23 38 .377 15 Southeast Division W L Pct GB x-Miami 46 14 .767 — Atlanta 34 27 .557 12½ Washington 19 41 .317 27 Orlando 17 46 .270 30½ Charlotte 13 49 .210 34 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 39 23 .629 — Chicago 35 27 .565 4 Milwaukee 30 29 .508 7½ Detroit 23 41 .359 17 Cleveland 21 41 .339 18 x-clinched playoff spot Thursday’s Games Oklahoma City 95, New York 94 Denver 107, L.A. Clippers 92 Friday’s Games Oklahoma City 116, Charlotte 94 Indiana 115, Orlando 86 Memphis 103, Cleveland 92 Brooklyn 95, Washington 78 Dallas 102, Detroit 99 Chicago 89, Utah 88 Boston 107, Atlanta 102, OT Miami 102, Philadelphia 93 Portland 136, San Antonio 106 Sacramento 121, Phoenix 112 Houston 94, Golden State 88 Saturday’s Games Brooklyn at Atlanta, late
Utah at New York, late New Orleans at Memphis, late Charlotte at Washington, late Minnesota at Denver, late Houston at Phoenix, late Milwaukee at Golden State, late Today’s Games Boston at Oklahoma City, 10 a.m. Chicago at L.A. Lakers, 12:30 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 3 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 3 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando, 3 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 4 p.m. Milwaukee at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Clippers, 6:30 p.m.
College basketball No. 23 UCLA 61, Washington 54 UCLA (23-8) Muhammad 8-17 4-6 21, T. Wear 4-9 2-2 10, Adams 5-14 7-8 17, Anderson 2-6 0-0 4, Drew II 3-6 1-2 7, Powell 0-1 0-0 0, D. Wear 1-5 0-0 2, Parker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-58 14-18 61. WASHINGTON (17-14) Kemp, Jr. 5-6 0-0 10, N’Diaye 2-5 1-1 5, Gaddy 3-7 2-4 8, Suggs 6-10 0-0 14, Wilcox 3-13 0-0 8, Andrews 3-9 0-0 7, Simmons 0-2 0-2 0, Jarreau 1-4 0-2 2. Totals 23-56 3-9 54. Halftime—Washington 31-30. 3-Point Goals— UCLA 1-10 (Muhammad 1-2, T. Wear 0-1, D. Wear 0-2, Adams 0-5), Washington 5-16 (Suggs 2-5, Wilcox 2-8, Andrews 1-2, Gaddy 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—UCLA 35 (Anderson 8), Washington 38 (Simmons 11). Assists—UCLA 10 (Drew II 6), Washington 12 (Gaddy, Wilcox 4). Total Fouls—UCLA 11, Washington 13. A—8,747.
Hockey NHL standings WESTERN CONFERENCE Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 23 17 3 3 37 81 60 San Jose 23 11 7 5 27 54 54 Dallas 23 12 9 2 26 66 65 Los Angeles 22 12 8 2 26 62 57 Phoenix 24 11 10 3 25 70 71 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 23 11 6 6 28 64 63 Minnesota 22 11 9 2 24 52 56 Calgary 22 9 9 4 22 61 73 Colorado 23 9 10 4 22 59 67 Edmonton 24 8 11 5 21 54 71 Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 25 21 1 3 45 80 52 Detroit 25 12 9 4 28 66 63 St. Louis 24 13 9 2 28 74 73 Nashville 24 10 9 5 25 53 59 Columbus 25 9 12 4 22 58 70 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 24 16 8 0 32 86 71 New Jersey 24 11 8 5 27 59 67 N.Y. Rangers 23 12 9 2 26 59 57 N.Y. Islanders 25 11 11 3 25 76 82 Philadelphia 26 11 14 1 23 72 80 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 22 16 3 3 35 67 48 Montreal 24 15 5 4 34 75 61 Ottawa 25 13 8 4 30 59 51 Toronto 25 15 10 0 30 75 65 Buffalo 25 9 13 3 21 65 80 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Carolina 23 13 9 1 27 69 66 Winnipeg 24 12 11 1 25 61 71 Tampa Bay 24 10 13 1 21 82 75 Washington 23 10 12 1 21 68 68 Florida 25 7 12 6 20 62 93 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Ottawa 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Winnipeg 3, Florida 2, OT Nashville 6, Edmonton 0 Colorado 6, Chicago 2 Anaheim 4, Calgary 0 Saturday’s Games Boston 3, Philadelphia 0
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Today 9 a.m. (7) KIRO Basketball NCAA, Virginia Commonwealth at Temple (Live) 9 a.m. (27) ESPN2 Basketball NCAA, Big South Tournament, Championship Conway, S.C. (Live) 9 a.m. (47) GOLF WGCCadillac Championship, Final Round, Site: Doral Golf Resort and Spa - Miami (Live) 9:30 a.m. (5) KING Hockey NHL, New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals, Site: Verizon Center - Washington, D.C. (Live) 9:30 a.m. (26) ESPN Basketball NCAA, Illinois vs. Ohio State, Big-10 Wild Card, Site: Value City Arena - Columbus, Ohio (Live) 10 a.m. (4) KOMO Basketball NBA, Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Site: Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City, Okla. (Live) 11 a.m. (7) KIRO Basketball NCAA, MVC Tournament, Championship Site: Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo. (Live) 11 a.m. (27) ESPN2 Women’s Basketball NCAA, ACC Tournament, Championship, Site: Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, N.C. (Live) 11 a.m. (25) ROOT Women’s Basketball NCAA, Big 12 Tournament, Semifinals, Site: American Airlines Center - Dallas (Live) 11:30 a.m. (13) KCPQ Auto Racing NASCAR, Kobalt Tools 400, Sprint Cup Series, Site: Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Las Vegas (Live) Noon (5) KING Golf PGA, WGC-Cadillac Championship (Live) 12:30 p.m. (4) KOMO Basketball NBA, Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Site: Staples Center Los Angeles (Live) 1 p.m. (7) KIRO Basketball NCAA, Indiana vs. Michigan, Big-10 Wild Card, Site: Crisler Center - Ann Arbor, Mich. (Live) 1 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Women’s Basketball NCAA, Big10 Tournament, Championship. Site: United Center Chicago (Live) 1:30 p.m. (25) ROOT Women’s Basketball NCAA, Big 12 Tournament, Semifinals (Live) 3 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Women’s Basketball NCAA, SEC Tournament, Championship, Site: Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, Tenn. (Live) 4:30 p.m. (26) ESPN Baseball IBAF, World Classic ,República Dominicana vs. Puerto Rico (Live) 5 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Women’s Basketball NCAA, Pac-12 Tournament, Championship, Site: MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas (Live) 7 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Soccer MLS, San Jose Earthquake vs. New York Red Bulls (Live) N.Y. Islanders 5, Washington 2 Columbus 3, Detroit 0 St. Louis 4, San Jose 3, OT Pittsburgh at Toronto, late New Jersey at Carolina, late Montreal at Tampa Bay, late Minnesota at Nashville, late Dallas at Phoenix, late Calgary at Los Angeles, late Today’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 9:30 a.m. Columbus at Detroit, 2 p.m. Montreal at Florida, 3 p.m. Winnipeg at New Jersey, 4 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Edmonton at Chicago, 4 p.m. Buffalo at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 5 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 5 p.m. Monday’s Games Boston at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m. Calgary at Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Assigned C Manuel Pina and OF Luis Durango to their minor league camp. NEW YORK YANKEES—Announced the retirement of RHP Mariano Rivera, effective at the end of the season. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Reassigned RHP Bruce Billings, RHP Sonny Gray and LHP Justin Thomas to their minor league camp.
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
All-Peninsula Boys Cross Country
Alan Ensastegui Ryan Clarke
Port Angeles Senior — MVP
Port Townsend Senior
Port Townsend Sophomore
Sequim Coach of the Year
Finished season as the Olympic League champion, placed fourth in district and qualified for state. Set new 5,000-meter school record.
Ran best race at 2A state meet with a 16:39 time. Placed fifth at Olympic League championship meet.
Took third at the Olympic League championship meet. Qualified for 1A state meet, where he placed 36th.
Qualified for 1A state meet. Achieved personal record at District IV meet with a time of 18:11.
Ran a personal-best 17:16 at the Westside Classic and qualified for the 1A state championship meet.
Guided Wolves to a ninth-place finish at the 2A state championship meet, second at Olympic League championship.
Runners were selected by area cross country coaches and the sports staff of the Peninsula Daily News.
All-Peninsula Girls Cross Country
Port Townsend Senior
Qualified for 1A state championship meet for 4th straight year. Finished third at Olympic League championship meet.
Port Angeles Junior
Port Angeles Sophomore
Qualified for 2A state meet and Top runner on a finished ninth at strong Roughriders the Olympic League team.Won two races and placed 30th at 2A championship. state meet.
Qualified for state meet. Finished fourth at SWL-Evergreen championships and ninth at District IV championship meet.
Port Angeles Sophomore
Led Roughriders to 2A state championship meet where they finished 13th. Port Angeles also took third at Olympic League championship meet.
Took 13th place at Olympic League championships and qualified for 2A state meet.
Port Angeles Coach of the Year
Runners were selected by area cross country coaches and the sports staff of the Peninsula Daily News.
MVP: Tupper excels CONTINUED FROM B1 Finally, so many people encouraged him to participate in cross country that he gave in and joined the team his junior year. He wasn’t an instant success, though. “I was one of the slowest guys,” Tupper said. So slow that one of his teammates told him he should quit. Of course, that only motivated Tupper to do better, and by this year, he was the team’s best. “This season I put everything I had into it,” Tupper said. “It was really exciting. I couldn’t have done any better than I did.” Although he finds motivation in being doubted, Tupper isn’t a to-the-death sort of competitor. In fact, he is the exact opposite — as opposite as one can possibly be. Before races, Tupper would chat up his fellow runners. “We talked about what we wanted to do that race,” Tupper said. “And I would say, ‘Let’s get your P.R. [personal record] today.’
“All I care about is seeing someone improve.” Durr said many runners were at first caught offguard by Tupper’s pre-race friendliness. “It was fun to see him interact with other runners,” Durr said. “A good competitor brings out the best in you, and Kyle realizes that.” Tupper — who counts Sequim runner Adrian Clifford as his favorite offseason training partner — said his approach also helps at district or state level races when Olympic League rivals often become like teammates. Tupper experienced this after getting the flu before the 2A state meet in Pasco. The sickness proved to be too much, and Tupper didn’t place high, but Durr said the Sequim runners helped pace Tupper throughout the race. Tupper is currently gearing up for the track and field season as a distance runner for the Roughriders, although he is hobbled by an ankle injury. In August, he will join the U.S. Army, and hopes to continue his running career there.
Durr said Tupper’s knack for leadership has elevated both the cross country and track and field programs. Including the equipment. Tupper recently noticed that the school’s five steeples were in bad shape. He decided to fix them up, and convinced Brendan Dennis a few other teammates to help him scrape, sand and paint the steeples (green and white, 1 foot at a time). Tupper’s goal is to finish the project before the steeple chase races at the Port Angeles Invitational on Saturday. “When other teams come to Port Angeles, I want things to look nice,” Tupper said. When talking about Tupper, Durr repeats words like disciplined, focused, nice, friendly, honest and talented — and often precedes them with the word “very.” “As a coach, you only get a kid like this once in a while, once in a career,” Durr said. “I feel kind of blessed that I got to know him so well.”
Preps: Port Townsend Forrest Ohnhaus sparked the Vikings to the Olympic League win over the Redskins at Port Townsend Golf Club on Thursday. Ohnhaus shot a medalist-low 48 in the nine-hole match. Port Townsend’s Jack Bishop was a stroke behind with 49 for second while teammate Zachary Glover took third with 50. Also scoring for the Redskins were Keegan Khile, eighth with 57, Grayson Pennell, 10th with 61 and Colby Martin, 11th with 63.
On your retirement from the City of Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department.
T O B I L L
Olympic Junior Babe Ruth, Port Angeles Youth Baseball, and Wilder Baseball would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you have done for youth sports in Port Angeles.
You will be missed
CONTINUED FROM B1 mates Elisa Sallee and Caitlin Stofferahn tied for Sequim golfs golf third place with 51 each. The top five Wolves all In girls golf, the Wolves opened 2013 action by beat- finished within five strokes ing the Eagles 261-306 of each other. Maddy Fisher took fifth playing stroke play and double-par pick up on the with 54 while Brianna Ketpar-35 front nine on the tel captured sixth with 55 to conclude top-five scoring. Cascade Course. Teammate Kailee Price Klahowya’s Sally Fletcher earned medalist was just a stroke behind at honors with a 45, winning 56. by five strokes. She finished 15 shots better than the Boys Golf second-best Eagle. North Kitsap 258, Sequim’s Annika LawPort Townsend 280 rence took runner-up honPORT TOWNSEND — ors with 50 while team-
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Winners of the 2013 Race Equality Essay Contest in the Port Angeles School District gather with their certificates in Port Angeles City Hall on Tuesday. The winners include, front row from left, Bryton Amsdill, Elena Gonzalez, Tyler Diltz, Broden Beckstrom, Zane Glassock, Owen Oakes, Tayven Walker and Teddy Chaney; second row from left, Jason Kibe Jr., Ezra Townsend, Arielle Barros, Caleb Corey, Hannah Basden, Lily Lauzon and Hannah Reetz; and third row from left, Lauren Lunt, Nikaila Price, Kyler Tourbin, Stuart Koehler, Noah McGoff, Akira Connary, Korin Urtezuela, Anna Gentry and Charlotte Hertel.
Racial-equality essay winners honored in PA
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ORT ANGELES — The City Council honored last week the 25 winners of the annual Race Equality Essay Contest, which drew 844 essays from Port Angeles School District students. Winners were honored by the Port Angeles City Council and Superintendent Jane Pryne on Tuesday. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of racial equality was the focal point for the contest. Students were given various prompts, which ranged in difficulty level according to grade level. Kindergartners were asked to draw a picture of themselves with King and write what they would say to him. First-graders were told to talk about how they could make their schools more fair, while second-graders were to focus on making their schools more peaceful and third-graders on how to inspire others to do what is right. Fourth-grade students wrote about going back in time to meet King. Fifth-graders looked at ways people could do something to change the world so it would be a better place. Sixth-grade students chose one quote from King and told why it was important to them. Seventh- and eighth-graders were told to emulate King by writing a persuasive essay about a school or community problem and what people should do to solve it. Judges were Fred Ambriz, Sandra Biasell, Tracey Hosselkus, Cindy Kelly, Lt. Keidi Niemann, Melissa Robbins, Danielle Schimschal, Brittany Thompson and Margaret Velez. No winners were chosen in the seventh grade. This year’s winners, their schools and teachers:
Excerpts from top-placed writers
ERE ARE EXCERPTS from firstplace essays in the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Race Equality Essay Contest.
■ Lauren Lunt, eighth grade, on a need for school sports funding: “Problems if we don’t start funding range from kids making terrible choices like doing drugs, dropping out of school and drinking to student athletes having to go home when they don’t feel safe or going somewhere they don’t want to be. School sports keep kids on the right track all through life.”
my own speech. ‘I think all black people should be treated just the same as white people. Just take me for example. I’m white and my best friend is black.’ “I told him he is a good man. He said one day with my heart I will do something good. I said thank you.” ■ Hannah Basden, third grade, on setting a good example: “I can share and show my little brother that sharing is the right thing to do. At school, I can follow my teacher’s directions and hopefully get others to do that.”
■ Charlotte Hertel, sixth grade, on Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote: “I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they are not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” “Sometimes people use my feelings to try and change who I am and what I feel. But I am me, I am special and that doesn’t need to change. . . . We need to honor each other’s differences. It doesn’t matter what’s on the outside, but what is on the inside. That is what I believe.”
■ Zane Glassock, second grade, on making school more peaceful: “I think we should be more kind to each other. One day I was outside at recess and someone called someone ‘stupid, ugly, weirdo’ when all they did was say ‘hi.’ “Second, more people should not be bullying others. When I was at school someone came up and punched me for no good reason . . . Hope you have internal peace Dr. King.”
■ Korin Urtezuela, fifth grade, on ways to end hunger: “I will work hard to ask restaurants and places that make food to not throw their extra food away, but to offer it to people who need it and can’t get it often or at all. . . . have a place for just a soup kitchen . . . donate and help more to the food bank.”
■ Ezra Townsend, first grade, on making school more fair: “Hamilton School is a fair place to be because we help people remember rules. We share so then there will not be any arguing. No bullying because it’s mean and hurts.”
■ Jason Kibe Jr., fourth grade, on an imagined meeting with King: “I got lost and found Martin and I got to give
■ Elena Gonzalez, kindergarten, on what she would say to King: “Thank you for changing the rules because my dad could not go to the movie theater with me because he has brown skin.”
■ First place — Lauren Lunt, Stevens Middle School, teacher Darren Mills. ■ Second place — Nikaila Price, Stevens Middle, teacher Laurie Day. ■ Third place — Noah McGoff, Stevens Middle, teacher Day.
■ First place — Charlotte Hertel, Franklin Elementary School, teachers Maria Keys and Heather Chapman. ■ Second place — Stuart Koehler, Jefferson Elementary School, teacher Leah Bauman. ■ Third place — Kyler Tourbin, Roosevelt Elementary School with teacher Bill Prorok,
Barros, Dry Creek Elementary School, teacher Patricia Schromen.
Fourth grade ■ First place — Jason Kibe Jr., Jefferson Elementary, teacher Jeanne Wolfley. ■ Second place — Hannah Reetz, Roosevelt Elementary, teacher Mary O’Kief. ■ Third place — Caleb Corey, Jefferson Elementary, teacher Sue-Ellen Kraft.
Third grade ■ First place — Hannah Basden, Roosevelt Elementary, teacher Craig Chambers. ■ Second place — Tyler Diltz, Roosevelt Elementary, teacher Paula Epstein. ■ Third place — Lily Lauzon, Hamilton Elementary, teacher Jan Collins.
Second grade ■ First place — Zane Glassock, Franklin Elementary, teacher Stephanie Gochnour. ■ Second place — Broden Beckstrom, Roosevelt Elementary, teacher Sharon Fritschler. ■ Third place — Bryton Amsdill, Hamilton Elementary, teacher Kathleen Schmidt.
First grade ■ First place — Ezra Townsend, Hamilton Elementary, teacher Michelle Weber. ■ Second place — Owen Oakes, Franklin Elementary, teacher Suzanne Keegan. ■ Third place — Teddy Chaney, Franklin, teacher Debbie Halsey.
and Akira Connary, Jefferson Elementary with Bauman as teacher. Kindergarten
Fifth grade ■ First place — Korin Urtezuela, Hamilton Elementary School, teacher George Kheriaty. ■ Second place — Anna Gentry, Franklin Elementary, teacher Claire Rausch. ■ Third place — Arielle
■ First place — Elena Gonzalez, Hamilton Elementary, teacher Jennifer Mills. ■ Second place — Tayven Walker, Franklin Elementary, teacher Jessica Baccus. ■ Third place — Kaycee Campbell, Franklin Elementary, teacher Pam Beard.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
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Briefly . . . Travelerâ€™s series takes Irish journey SEQUIM â€” Travelerâ€™s Journalâ€™s 22nd season continues this Thursday with a visit to Ireland. With photos and stories, Pacific Northwest native Marcie Miller will recount her connection with her Irish roots and deepening love of that country. She has visited six times and recently relocated to Waterford, Ireland, where she is managing editor of Incomes Abroad magazine. She will introduce offthe-beaten-track places such as the Beara peninsula where, as she puts it, â€œnowhere is the famous Irish hospitality more evident than on this low-key peninsula. â€œAnd for a lass who looks more than a wee bit Irish, thereâ€™s always a ready barstool and a freshly pulled pint of the black stuff. Thereâ€™s no place like home.â€? Travelerâ€™s Journal presentations begin at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Sequim High School cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Suggested donation is $5 at the door, with children 18 and younger admitted free. The Travelerâ€™s Journal series is presented by the Peninsula Trails Coalition as a fundraiser for the Olympic Discovery Trail. Proceeds are used to buy food and project materials for volunteers working on trail projects.
Derelict stone cottages dot the Irish landscape, and many, such as this one in County Galway, date to the famine of the mid-1800s. Marcie Miller will discuss the Emerald Isle during a Travelerâ€™s Journal presentation Thursday. All submissions are welcome. They must be appropriate for theatrical reading and not extremely long. They can be real stories, funny incidents, romantic accounts and even imagined tales, as long as theyâ€™re set in and around Sequim. Sequim stories The deadline for subSEQUIM â€” To recogmission of Sequim tales is nize Sequimâ€™s centennial, July 4. Readers Theatre Plus will Readers Theatre Plus present a show composed retains the right to accept, of â€œfirsthandâ€? stories from edit (with the authorâ€™s the cityâ€™s early days. approval) or decline items The beneficiary for this submitted. show, â€œA Century of Send stories to KSQM Sequim,â€? will be locally at office@KSQMFM.com or owned and operated radio visit www.readerstheatre station KSQM-FM. plus.com. â€œA Century of Sequimâ€? Label them in the subwill be presented at the ject line as â€œSequim Stories.â€? Dungeness Schoolhouse They also can be mailed over the first two weekends to KSQM, P.O. Box 723, in October. Sequim, WA 98382. The troupe is soliciting For more information, personal tales and phone 360-797-3337. vignettes about Sequimâ€™s earlier days from anyone Aerospace scholar who grew up in Sequim, SEATTLE â€” Madison moved to Sequim or Kuss of Port Angeles High worked in Sequim prior to School is participating in the year 2000. phase one of the 2012-2013 Washington Aerospace Scholars program. WAS is a free, competitive science, technology, engineering and mathematics education program for high school juniors from across Washington state and is affiliated with NASA Johnson Space Cenr'VMM1BSUJBM%FOUVSFT terâ€™s National High School r.JOJ*NQMBOU*NQMBOU4VQQPSUFE%FOUVSFT Aerospace Scholars program and with the Univerr4BNF%BZ4FSWJDFGPS.PTU3FMJOFT3FQBJST sity of Washingtonâ€™s Department of Earth and r(FOUMF%FOUJTUSZJODMVEJOH$PTNFUJDT Space Science. Participants have the &YUSBDUJPOT $SPXOT #SJEHFTBOE&OEPEPOUJDT option of receiving five www.denturecareinc.com University of Washington credits in space and space firstname.lastname@example.org travel upon their successful 124 W. Spruce, Sequim completion of the online
Adjunct film instructor Sally Milici will introduce the 1998 film by Tom Tykwer and lead the post-film discussion. â€œThe film is intriguing and engaging, just the kind of experience that begs for the discussion which will follow,â€? Peninsula College West End Coordinator Debbie Scannell said. Tykwer uses and combines elements of color and black-and-white, regular â€˜Run, Lola, Runâ€™ and digital film, animation FORKS â€” A screening of the film â€œRun, Lola, Runâ€? and still photography. Each segment of the story is sepfollowed by a discussion arated by an interlude of will be held at the Peninsula College Extension site, introspection and dialogue. Nominated for an 71 S. Forks Ave., at 7 p.m. astounding 41 awards, Friday. â€œRun, Lola, Runâ€? captured â€œRun, Lola, Runâ€? fea26, including the Grand tures game theory, fairy Prix of the Belgian Synditale, the dialectic and the cate of Cinema Critics, the butterfly effect fleshed out Audience Award at the in a three-part story as it Sundance Film Festival, follows the story of a Best Film at the Seattle woman who needs to International Film Festival obtain 100,000 German and seven separate wins at marks (50,984 Euro or the German Film Awards. about $67,000) in 20 minutes to save her boyThe film also was friendâ€™s life. included in Empire maga-
zineâ€™s ranking of â€œThe 100 Best Films of World Cinemaâ€? in 2010, coming in at No. 86. For more information on the event, phone the Forks Extension site at 360-3743223.
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WAS curriculum, and this course will satisfy the natural world area of knowledge requirement for graduation from the University of Washington. Having already completed five online lessons, Madison will spend the next three months continuing to compete for one of the 160 slots available in a summer residency session held at The Museum of Flight in June and July. For more information, visit www.museumofflight. org/was.
Forbes, Devin Gleeson, Breanna Hemsley, Lucas Holloway, Austen Lawrence, Todd Maegerle, Annie McHugh, Maria Nesset, Samuel Nowak, Benjamin Reinhart, Mackenzie Sepler, Michael Thielk, Seii Thielk, Mariah Vane, Cash Walcome, Anne Young and Charles Young. â– Sequim: Sarah Doty, Katlyn Edwards, Nicole Mendoza Masangkay, Steven Moore, Laura Moser, Chase Oâ€™Neil, Dain Steenberg, Jared Stewart, Alfred Sundt and Taylor Thorson.
UW Deanâ€™s List
Chain gang busy
SEATTLE â€” Students from the North Olympic Peninsula have been named to the autumnquarter 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: Dillon Dukek and Libby Strickland. â– Port Angeles: Chase Adamich, Erin Beard, Cassidy Butler, Sarah Ganzhorn, Connor Gouge, Peter Harrison, John Ketchum, Megan Lindley, Sebastian Ostrovsky, Morgan Wilbanks and Paige Witherow. â– Port Hadlock: Kevin Buretta, Cali Kopczick, Jeffrey Lâ€™Heureux, Sean Miskimins, Tara Peters and Griffin Smith. â– Port Ludlow: Jamin Demattos. â– Port Townsend: Emelina Berkshire, Ryan Charrier, Emma ClitheroMichaels, Simone De Rochefort, Jacob Deberry, George Estes, Eleanor
PORT ANGELES â€” The Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Officeâ€™s Chain Gang recently removed 1,115 pounds of litter and 45 pounds of aluminum recycle from 23 miles of Mount Pleasant, Monroe, Mary Clark, Cooper Ranch and Whitcolm-Dimmel roads from Feb. 25 to March 1. Crews also picked up 1,000 pounds from an illegal dumpsite in a gravel pit off Mary Clark Road, 545 pounds of trash in and around a county-owned pit off Whitcolm-Dimmel Road, and 700 pounds of refuse, including two couches, from Fish Hatchery Road. From Feb. 19-22, crews removed 1,310 pounds of litter from 28 miles of Old Olympic Highway, Deer Park, Old Deer Park, Glass, Mount Pleasant, Draper, Monroe and Elwha River roads. Illegal dumpsites containing 1,890 pounds of litter were cleared off Vistas Drive, Gasman Road and Tumwater Truck Route west of the Eighth Street bridge. Peninsula Daily News
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Singing presages winterâ€™s farewell DIDNâ€™T IT FEEL good to flip that calendar page to March? Even though there were signs of spring throughout February, Marchâ€™s return is special. In a few short weeks, we will celebrate springâ€™s official arrival, but the birds arenâ€™t waiting. Yes, they have been checking out possible nesting sites, but other activity is even more encouraging. It didnâ€™t last long, but a day or two before the calendar page was turned, the birds started singing. That is about the best sound for recognizing winterâ€™s demise.
Song sparrows I donâ€™t remember who was singing because it didnâ€™t last long. The song sparrows are a prime suspect. Their actions the previous week indicated that at least one pair was seriously considering getting together to raise a family. Both birds were spotted near
They have used up their reserves in order to survive the winter. the woodshed, Joan Fortunately, our winters are and they were mild compared with the rest of Carson doing their the countryâ€™s, but there can still usual tail-flitbe life-threatening weather for ting, crownsmall wildlife. raising and Four elements need to be proexcited exploravided if we are to consider our tion in that yards as backyard wildlife sancpart of the tuaries. yard. These are food, water, shelter Most interand places to nest. esting to see Food and water arenâ€™t difficult was their to provide, and there is still time inspection of to get the birdhouses ready. the area where they nested last Nesting places also can proyear. vide shelter during the non-nestFortunately, it is in a part of the yard we rarely frequent, and ing season. Evergreen bushes and thick that is probably why they are tangles of deciduous plants like attracted to it. blackberry brush will work for Early spring/late winter â€” however you look at the first part escaping stormy weather and also can become nesting places for of March â€” it is a good time to see how the yard is doing when it birds like the house finches, bushtits, robins, sparrows and others comes to supporting the birds. This is the most difficult time who donâ€™t nest in birdhouses. of the year for wildlife. Sometimes a manmade bird-
house will do double duty. Birds may use it for nesting, and other small creatures use it as shelter during the winter. A recent email was an example of this. A reader was checking her birdhouses for cleaning and any needed repairs. One of the houses never seemed to be used, but it, too, was inspected. To her surprise, when the lid was lifted, someone was sleeping in her house.
No positive ID They continued their winter nap even as she took a photo and carefully closed the lid. A positive identification wasnâ€™t made â€” yet. The photo she sent via email showed that the hairy body wasnâ€™t a bird. My guess is it was a mouse or a flying squirrel. To be sleeping so soundly, it stands to reason the critter
is nocturnal. Of course, the robins are just about the best harbinger of spring. They not only set the neighborhood ringing with territorial song, but once ownership is established, things get even more interesting. Keep that in mind when your windows come under attack by a male robin who thinks there is an intruder in his territory. Robins build their first nest much earlier than we expect. When possible, they will raise three broods, no less than two, so things have to get started as soon as possible. I love wallowing in thoughts of spring while staring out the window to check its advance. Winter canâ€™t leave too fast.
________ Joan Carsonâ€™s column appears every Sunday. Contact her at P.O. Box 532, Poulsbo, WA 98370, with a selfaddressed, stamped envelope for a reply. Email: email@example.com.
Briefly . . . Funds on tap for educators in Clallam The Beta Nu chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma has announced that applications are available for continuing education grants from the Helen Gariepy Grants for School Educators in Clallam County. Gariepyâ€™s bequest honors her career as an educator in Port Angeles. Grants will be made available to selected educators who are working for professional improvement or development of their skills. Any educator or paraprofessional working in a Clallam County school may apply. Funding may be for full reimbursement of funds or partial reimbursement for programs not paid for from any other sources. Applications are available at www.betanuchapter. com. The fall deadline for submission is April 15. For more information, contact Marsha Omdal at 360-681-2254 or momdal@ msn.com, Sue Clary at 360683-3552 or sueclary@ olypen.com, or Kathy Strozyk at 360-683-1299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
building fund. Auction items will be accepted at the shelter during regular business hours from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information or to reserve seats, phone the Humane Society at 360457-8206. The Humane Society purchased 9.5 acres in October on Old Olympic Highway between Port Angeles and Sequim. The three modular buildings currently on the property will be used to house cats, administration and veterinary services. However, a dog kennel facility must be built before the organization can move to the new location. Cost of the facility is estimated at $1 million. For more information, phone the Humane Society at 360-457-8206.
A team of 67 Blue Heron Middle School students, teachers, parents and community members recently worked together to expand the schoolâ€™s fruit orchard. Donations for the project were provided from a number of Jefferson County businesses. Fruit from the orchard will be used in school meals and as a tool for study in science classes.
PORT ANGELES â€” The film â€œBurlesque,â€? starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, will be shown at the Port Angeles Library, PENINSULA DAILY NEWS 2210 S. Peabody St., at 7 p.m. Friday. PORT TOWNSEND â€” This film is the last in The fruit orchard at Blue the Circus Cinema series. It is also the final special Heron Middle School has grown larger in recent event of the Winter Reading weeks thanks to the efforts Circus: A Library Reading of a team of 67 students, Program for Adults. teachers and adults. Donate to Kiwanis â€œBurlesqueâ€? is a rags-toThese volunteers fenced riches story of two performPORT ANGELES â€” and planted a major expaners in love with singing and The Kiwanis Club of Port sion of the orchard site, adddancing, and the magic of Angeles, in collaboration ing 50 fruit trees, including with other Kiwanis clubs in burlesque theater varieties of apples, plums, Clallam and Jefferson The movie is rated fig pears and Asian pears to counties, will hold its 10th PG-13. the orchardâ€™s 20 existing annual garage sale May Free tickets for the film trees. 4-5 in the home arts build- will be available beginning ing at the Clallam County at 10 a.m. March 15. Free food for students Fairgrounds. Visit www.nols.org and Kiwanis is actively seek- click on â€œEvents,â€? or contact The orchard exists to ing donations of â€œgood used, Lorrie Kovell at 360-417provide free food for the not abused, items.â€? 8500, ext. 7750, or lkovell@ students. Storage of items is avail- nols.org. All trees were donated able at some locations, and Peninsula Daily News by Biringer Nursery and Kiwanis members can schedule pickup of items. Donation receipts will be available upon request. To schedule a donation, Green 8 Taxi phone 360-565-1116 or 360417-3773. All proceeds from the sale benefit Camp Beausite Northwest in Chimacum, a $ 50 0 $ 5 camp for developmentally Mile! Drop! delayed children and adults. The camp has been in existence since 1989 and has been supported by local Kiwanis clubs and others. Admission to the two-day sale is free.
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One Green World. â€œThe idea for expanding the orchard began with a casual conversation last June with new Port Townsend Schools Superintendent David Engle,â€? according to organizer Seth Rolland. â€œWe both agreed that 20 trees made a good demonstration orchard, but to really produce significant food for a school of over 400 students, we needed more trees, a lot more.â€? With a larger orchard, a deer-proof fence became a necessity and a major part of the project, he said. â€œOne of the great things about an orchard is that
there is fairly little ongoing maintenance and cost, though it does take a lot of work and money the first year,â€? said Rolland. Funding was secured through donations from local food supporters the Port Townsend Food Co-op and RainCoast Farms.
Community contributes Additional community members contributed, and many local businesses provided materials at or below cost. Arrow Lumber provided cedar fence posts, Cenex supplied the rest of the fencing materials, and Heneryâ€™s Hardware provided
missing parts and pieces. Gardens at Four Corners and its supplier, Biringer Nursery, provided 44 of the fruit trees, with the others donated by One Green World in Oregon. Compost from the Chimacum farm of Roger Short will feed the trees, with mulch from A&L Topsoil. â€œThis orchard could not have happened without generous donations from many local businesses,â€? Rolland said. â€œNot only will the orchard provide lots of good food in the future, but it will hopefully be a teaching tool for science classes.â€?
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PORT ANGELES â€” The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society has scheduled its first-ever Meowgaritas and Mutts Dinner and Auction for Saturday, May 4, at the Red Lion Hotel. Tickets are $50 per person, $400 for a table of eight. The event will feature a Mexican dinner along with both silent and live auctions. Cocktails and the silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Humane Societyâ€™s
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Girl needs to cut out self-fault-finding DEAR ABBY: I have a probDEAR ABBY lem. Basically, I donâ€™t like me. I am self-conscious about my eating and Abigail weight, my face, my personality. plan. Iâ€™m not pretty. Van Buren exercise While you I have heard so many times I may not be a should â€œjust be myselfâ€? that I am cover girl, you sick of it. can be wellI donâ€™t want to be myself groomed. because I donâ€™t like myself. More imporAll of my friends are either tant than being beautiful, witty, kind or whatever. â€œwittyâ€? is to be And I am not, I guess. a good listener. Please tell me what to do Remember about it. that, and peoComing Up Short in Oregon ple will think you are a great conversationalist. The more you brood about Dear Coming Up Short: I yourself, the lonelier you will do have a few suggestions, and the first is to stop being your own become. The more you think about worst enemy. helping others, the less time you The more you dwell on what you think you lack, the more you will have to think about yourself. will amplify those things. Dear Abby: My wife and I Find one thing you like about are in our mid-40s and have four yourself and build from there. beautiful daughters. Because youâ€™re self-conscious A boy who dated one of them about your weight, do something about it by adopting a healthy has become a family friend over
the past few years. â€œBrettâ€? is a nice young man and has always been helpful with our family. The problem is, Brett texts and calls my wife on a daily basis. The conversation is benign, but I can tell he has a crush on her. I have asked my wife to stop communicating with him so often, but she insists itâ€™s â€œjust a friendshipâ€? and nothing is going on. My point is that there is something going on â€” from his side â€” even though she may not realize it. We have gone round and round about this to the point of exhaustion. Should I let this go or continue to insist that their relationship be redefined? Uneasy in Florida Dear Uneasy: Looking from the outside in, I suspect that your wife is enjoying all the
attention sheâ€™s receiving from this young man. Sheâ€™s in her mid-40s, and it has to be flattering. This is not to imply that the communications will lead to anything more. So step back, find your sense of humor and try to be less heavy-handed until this blows over â€” because it will.
and fatherâ€? is how our community and history will remember him now that heâ€™s gone. Is there anything I can do to get some form of the truth out there? Angry in Tennessee
Dear Abby: My stepfather died recently. I found out when I saw his obituary in the newspaper. It described him as a â€œloving husband and father,â€? and while I know thatâ€™s a fairly generic epitaph, nothing about it is true. He was an alcoholic who had several affairs while married to my mother. He also abused me and my stepsiblings physically and sexually. Itâ€™s bad enough that he died without having to face the consequences of his actions, but it kills me to know that â€œloving husband
Dear Readers: To those of you living where daylight saving time is observed, Iâ€™m offering this gentle reminder: You should have turned your clocks forward one hour at bedtime last night. Daylight saving time began at 2 a.m. today, and you know what that means: Spring is on the way.
Dear Angry: Yes, there is. Just keep talking, and the word will get around.
________ Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, the late Pauline Phillips. Letters can be mailed to Dear Abby, P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069 or via email by logging onto www.dearabby.com.
Briefly . . . Sign up soon for woodwork classes in PT PORT TOWNSEND â€” Youth woodworking classes for students ages 10-14 will begin in April in a partnership between the Jefferson County YMCA, the Northwest Maritime Center and the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. These after-school classes will be offered from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays. The six-week session runs from April 2 to May 7. Hand tools will be used and basic skills taught, getting more challenging as the course progresses. Lifelong woodworker and skateboard maker John Edwards will teach the classes. Edwards is also a contractor who has been teaching youth woodworking in Port Townsend since 2008. The fee is $80 and includes materials. Class is limited to six students, though a second session may be added if the first class fills. Classes will be held in
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the Boat Shop at the maritime center, 431 Water St. For more information or to register, phone the YMCA at 360-385-5811 or visit www.jeffersoncounty ymca.org.
Refuge training set SEQUIM â€” Volunteer training for those interested in helping the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge will be held Friday, April 12. The refuge will hold its annual new-volunteer training from 8 a.m. to noon at the Sequim Prairie Grange Hall, 290 Macleay Road. Lunch will be provided from noon to 1 p.m. The refugeâ€™s annual refresher for current volunteers will follow from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Primary volunteer duties include greeting vis- Port Angeles students recently delivered stuffed animals to residents of Crestwood Convalescent Center and St. Andrewâ€™s Place. From left are Annie Robertson, Leah Marsh, Kylie Williams, itors and providing inforAnastacia Sperry, Kaysey Roberts, Cassie White, Sydney Roberts, Rhonda White and Megan Wilson. mation about the refugeâ€™s trails and wildlife. Additional opportunities include wildlife surveys, invasive-species mitigation, maintenance, trail roving, beach cleanup and administration. For more information and to reserve a space at the training, phone the refPENINSULA DAILY NEWS â€œI wanted to â€˜spread the while Christmas caroling done caroling, the women uge office at 360-457-8451 for the food bank and was very touched and gave loveâ€™ and celebrate Valenor email david_falzetti@ PORT ANGELES â€” tineâ€™s Day with the resireceived help from her sis- us all hugs. fws.gov. Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles High School ter, Kaysey, who took the â€œIt was lovely to share dents of these homes that students recently â€œspread idea to Roosevelt to solicit this moment with her. may not have visitors to the love,â€? delivering stuffed donations. â€œShe told us she doesnâ€™t celebrate this holiday with Follow the PDN on animals donated by Roosethem. â€œMy friends, little sister normally get visitors.â€? velt Elementary and high and I caroled at the house of â€œI hope this becomes a The interaction stuck school students to residents an elderly woman,â€? Sydney with Sydney. community tradition and at Crestwood Convalescent said. â€œI wanted to share this gets bigger and bigger each Center and St. Andrewâ€™s â€œShe was very surprised moment with more people. year. This is one of the legaPlace. to see us. I think our visit With Valentineâ€™s Day, I cies I would like to see high FACEBOOK TWITTER Freshman Sydney Rob- had woken her up. knew this was the perfect schoolers carry on after Peninsula Daily pendailynews erts came up with the idea me.â€? â€œBy the time we were time to do this.â€? she said.
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BirdFest events abound next month in Sequim
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SEQUIM â€” Registration is open for the 10th annual Olympic Birdfest, set for April 5-7. In addition to guided birding trips to the areaâ€™s birding sites with local guides, BirdFest offers a Totem Tour, workshops in bird drawing and nature photography, a visit to a waterfowl breeding sanctuary, guided birding cruises and a catered banquet. Visit www.olympicbird fest.org for details and registration. BirdFest evening activities begin at 5 p.m. April 5 with the First Friday Sequim Art Walk. Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., will display works by BirdFest art instructors, photographer Stephen Cunliffe and watercolorist Robert Amaral. Follow the BirdFest Bird
Quest to find Sequim shops featuring bird-related art created by local students. At the anniversary banquet April 6, nationally renowned wildlife photographer Kevin Schafer will share some of his images and experiences in â€œIn the Company of Animals.â€? His photos have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, National Wildlife, Audubon and other major magazines. Kokopelli Grill is catering the banquet in the Red Cedar Hall of the Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam complex in Blyn. Bid on silent-auction items or buy raffle tickets for a pair of 8-by-32 Vortex Viper HD binoculars, valued at $659 and donated by Wild Birds Unlimited, either at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim or at the
April 6 banquet. On Sunday, April 7, the MV Glacier Spirit sails for a three-day naturalist-led cruise through the San Juan Islands to Roche Harbor, providing viewing of water birds, seals, whales and other marine creatures. Register for this trip at http://tinyurl.com/aolufob or by phoning 360 385-5288. BirdFest is sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, First Federal, the city of Sequim, Kokopelli Grill of Port Angeles and the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event is a partnership between the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, Dungeness River Audubon Center and Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam tribe. Proceeds from this festival help support the educational programs of the Dungeness River Audubon Center For more information, visit www.olympicbirdfest. org, phone 360-681-4076 or email info@olympicbirdfest. org.
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10 questions to test feline expertise CATS SEEM SO mysterious, but sometimes, their mysteries arenâ€™t so hard to figure out. How well do you know cats? Check out these 10 fast questions, with the answers at the end. No fair letting your cat help!
1. When used to describe a catâ€™s behavior, â€œbuntingâ€? is when a cat: a) Uses urine to mark a doorway b) Chatters at the sight of a bird c) Bumps and rubs his head to leave a scent mark d) Bats around his prey 2. Which of these is not a reason why cats claw things? a) To keep claws sharp and help remove worn claw sheathes b) To leave scent on an object c) To provide muscles with a good stretch d) To be spiteful 3. A cat whoâ€™s getting agitated to the point of lashing out while being petted will often have a tail thatâ€™s: a) Twitching and flipping at the tip b) Wagging gently from the base
c) Perfectly still d) Carried straight up 4. Cats purr when theyâ€™re: a) Content b) Frightened c) Injured d) All of the above
5. Most cats have how many whiskers? a) 18 b) 24 c) 32 d) 56 6. Which of the following places are not good for petting, in the opinion of most cats? a) Tummy b) Underside of chin c) Base of tail d) Side of face 7. The average cat weighs: a) Between 12-15 pounds b) Between 8-10 pounds
â€˜Green Fireâ€™ to light screen at farm site Free documentary on conservationist slated this Friday PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM â€” A screening of â€œGreen Fire,â€? a documentary film about conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy, will be held at Nashâ€™s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at 7 p.m. Friday. The screening is free and open to the public. Leopold (1887-1948) was an author, scientist, educator, ecologist, forester and environmentalist. He is best-known for A
c) More than 15 pounds d) Between 6-8 pounds
Sand County Almanac, a book that has influenced the development of modern environmental ethics and wilderness conservation. His writings have had a profound impact on the environmental movement, especially in regard to his ethics regarding land. He was also a founder of the science of wildlife management.
Career highlights â€œGreen Fireâ€? shares highlights from his career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. For more information, phone 360-681-6274.
8. Cats start their grooming routine by: a) Licking their tail tips b) Licking their flanks c) Licking their lips d) Licking their paws 9. â€œHigh-riseâ€? syndrome refers to: a) A catâ€™s preference for perching on tall objects b) The ability of cats to live happily in upper-floor apartments c) The survival rate of cats who fall from high places d) A catâ€™s enjoyment of a good view 10. The normal body temperature of a cat is: a) 97 degrees b) Between 100 and 102.5 degrees c) 99 degrees d) 104 degrees
Answers 1. c â€” Every cat lover is familiar with â€œbunting,â€? which is what a cat does when he bumps and rubs on something, such as your leg or hand.
7. b â€” While most averageweight cats will come in between 8 pounds and 10 pounds, some cat breeds normally will be much heavier. A healthy cat should have a little padding over the ribs â€” but not too much.
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Death and Memorial Notice JOSEPH DONALD â€˜JOEâ€™ BAXTER July 5, 1932 February 25, 2013 Joseph Donald â€œJoeâ€? Baxter of La Conner, Washington, died Monday, February 25, 2013, at My Joyas Adult Family Home in Mount Vernon, Washington. He was born July 5, 1932, in Port Angeles, the middle child of Harold Eugene Baxter and Sadie Anne Baxter. He was preceded in death by brothers James Baxter and Raymond Baxter, and sister Phyllis Baxter. Graduating from Port Angeles High School in 1950, he went to work at
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Mr. Baxter what was then Crown Zellerbach Paper Mill on Ediz Hook, Port Angeles, following his father and other family before him â€”
no pressure! He became a journeyman millwright mechanic and was active in the union AWPPW Local 155, serving with pride and distinction as an advocate for fellow rank-and-file members until his retirement in 1995. He was a Seabee during the â€™60s in the Naval Reserve. He is survived by his wife and â€œfirst mate,â€? Cree L. Baxter of La Conner; brother Michael Baxter of Tacoma, Washington; son Steven Baxter of Port Angeles; daughters Karen Iozzia of Windsor, California, and Amber Barni of Maple Valley, Washington; stepsons Gregory Jensen, of Bellingham, Washing-
PATRICIA ANN VAIL June 17, 1926 February 17, 2013 Patricia Ann Vail passed from this world to heaven on February 17, 2013. She was surrounded by her loving family at her home of 54 years in Edmonds, Washington. Pat was born in Port Angeles on June 17, 1926, to Hazel and Harold Parks. Pat loved her family, friends and the Lord above all else. All who knew her appreciated her beautiful smile, graciousness and humor. Her passions included camping, clam digging, traveling, reading and spending time outdoors. She was always supportive of her children and
Mr. Ingrassia Army Security Agency. My parents decided to settle in California. My father had several jobs, and my parents moved two more times in California. In 1982, my parents sold their house, bought a 28-foot RV and traveled the states for 10 years. Finally, they settled in Sequim.
ton, and Kris Jensen of Petaluma, California; stepdaughter Heidi Smart of Port Angeles; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Joe and Cree loved sailing and upon their retirement in 1995 moved aboard a 44-foot sailboat, cruising the Inside Passage and Northern British Columbia inlets in summer and mooring at La Conner Marina in winter. They moved ashore in 2008, living in La Conner until the present. No memorial service is planned. An intimate remembrance will held in the future. Memorials may be made to the charity of oneâ€™s choice.
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FRANCIS M. INGRASSIA Dad was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1930. He joined the Army in 1948. While stationed in Petaluma, California, he met my mother, Frances McConnell. They married in 1950 â€” Fran and Frank, sometimes called â€œFrick and Frackâ€? by their friends. A whirlwind of travel and adventure began. I was born in Virginia, then my brother in Sapporo, Japan. We were stationed in Germany twice; what an opportunity for us to travel and camp in several other countries! We were also twice stationed in Massachusetts, where we traveled the East Coast and visited Dadâ€™s family in New York. Dad retired in 1968 from the United States
2. d â€” Contrary to common 8. c â€” A cat will generally belief, cats donâ€™t destroy your groom himself in the same sofa for spite but because clawing sequence, starting by licking his is natural feline behavior. lips, then his paws, then rubbing the paws over his head. 3. a â€” You may avoid a nasty The tail is generally last to get bite by watching your catâ€™s tail. cleaned. When the tip starts to flip, end the petting session. 9. c â€” Cats can right themselves in midair and brace for 4. d â€” Although most purring impact if they have time, which is a sign of contentment, cats also is why cats have a better chance have been known to purr in of surviving a fall from a few stressful or painful situations. floors up than from a balcony closer to the ground. 5. b â€” In most cats, the 24 Above a certain height, howwhiskers are neatly divided into four rows on each side of the face. ever, no cat can survive the fall. Each whisker â€” technically 10. b â€” Temperatures below called a â€œvibrissaâ€? â€” is imbedded 99 degrees or above 103 degrees deeper than normal hairs to are reason to worry â€” and to call enhance its sensory input. your veterinarian. 6. a â€” Many cats become agiHowâ€™d you do? If you got them tated if petted on the tummy, and all right, you really know your they may claw or bite. cats. Save tummy rubs for your _________ dog.
My mother passed in 2006. Dad is survived by his sister, Patty (Bob) Noeker in Florida; daughter Cindy (Laird) Benson of Port Angeles; son Frank Ingrassia of Port Angeles; grandson Ryan Trudeau of Seattle; and granddaughter Kelly Trudeau of Port Angeles.
Mrs. Vail grandchildren, always there to cheer them on in whatever they did. Hers was always the loudest voice at basketball games as she cheered her children and grandchildren on. Pat is survived by her children and their
spouses, Vali (Mark) Groening, Bill (Dana) and Don, all in Washington, and Jim (Iris) in Eagle River, Alaska; and siblings Ron Parks, Chuck (Cheryl) Parks, Dave (Jo) Parks, Mike Parks, Jenny (Ed) Jacobson and Sam (Donna) Parks. Pat was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, James Robert Vail; her mother and father; and her brother Jerry Parks. A memorial service will be held at Edmonds Open Bible Church, 657 Daley Street, Edmonds, on Saturday, March 16, at 11:30 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane Northeast, Kirkland, WA 98034; or Ted Vailâ€™s Hope Boulder Community Outreach.
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