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The USS Connecticut arrives at Naval Base Kitsap in August. Subs would travel over a proposed range nearby.
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The hot-air balloon Diamond Sun, piloted by Crystal Stout, floats above the Dungeness Valley on Monday morning. It is viewed from another balloon, Miss Guided Intelligence, piloted by Colin Graham.
Up, up and away Hot-air balloon ride gives new perspective on Peninsula BY DIANE URBANI
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SEQUIM â€” Up here, itâ€™s easy to feel reverent. Itâ€™s warm. Still as a mountain morning. And it feels as if an invisible hand has lifted you, slow and easy, until youâ€™re hovering high over a perfect valley. At 6:53 a.m. Monday, we left a grassy spot at the Sequim Valley Airport, seven lucky travelers snug in a basket. Fully inflated above us: a 160,000-
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cubic-foot nylon balloon, newly arrived for the inaugural Sequim Balloon Festival this weekend. Colin Graham of Endeavor Ballooning, based in Yuma, Ariz., is a balloonist flying here for the first time; he took his
extra-large aircraft, Miss Guided Intelligence, aloft Monday morning. Then: â€œWow! This is cool,â€? Graham exclaimed as balloon, pilot and passengers rose higher and higher. The bright-green fields, bathed in golden sunlight. The dark shoulders of the Olympic Mountains, outlined against pale-blue heavens. And the Strait of Juan de Fuca, smooth and silver, connecting our stretch of land to Canada. TURN TO BALLOON/A6
SILVERDALE â€” People studied displays and quizzed experts during a public hearing on the Navyâ€™s proposed Hood Canal electromagnetic measurement ranging system. Itâ€™s a relatively simple project but, as the name suggests, an abstract concept, and people dropped by the Silverdale Community Center last week to learn about it. The range, near Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, would measure the magnetic signature of the areaâ€™s submarines. The base, in Kitsap County, is about 40 road miles south of Port Townsend and across Hood Canal from rural Jefferson County.
Detected by planes and ships During operations, submarines cross the Earthâ€™s natural magnetic fields between the north and south poles, and build up magnetic signatures that can be detected by planes and ships. The signatures indicate a subâ€™s susceptibility to threats and must be reset occasionally at a magnetic silencing facility by exposing the boat to high electrical currents. â€œTo try to minimize that effect, we will change the magnetic property of the steel,â€? said David Lin, the Navyâ€™s magnetic silencing facility program manager. Thirteen Kitsap-based submarines now must travel to Pearl Harbor in Honolulu or San Diego to measure their signatures. TURN
Rayonier cleanup change will be presented tonight to eliminate or substantially reduce one or more pathways for exposure to a hazardous substance.â€? Pockets of contamination â€” PCBs, dioxins and other toxic ished a bridge over Ennis Creek. chemicals â€” were left by the mill A proposed CSO-related when it closed in 1997 after 68 amendment to the mill site years of operation. cleanup agreement between the state Department of Ecology and Processing of soil Rayonier will be discussed at an The amendment will add the Ecology-sponsored meeting from processing of soil excavated for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the CSO project to Rayonierâ€™s Linkletter Hall at Olympic Medi- existing cleanup agreement with cal Center, 939 Caroline St. Ecology. A 7 p.m. Ecology presentation Deadline for public comment will be followed by a question- on the amendment is next Wednesday. and-answer session. Comment can be made tonight The amendment â€œis intended
Ecology is hosting the meeting on amending PA sewer project BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” A newly routed Olympic Discovery Trail will wend its way about a mile near the northern shoreline of Rayonier Inc. property, following the path of piping that will be laid for the cityâ€™s $41.7 million combined sewer overflow â€” or CSO â€” project. Heavy-equipment operators were working on the path this week at Rayonier as they demol-
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A bulldozer works on the site of the former Rayonier paper mill in Port Angeles on Tuesday as part of the cityâ€™s combined sewer overflow mitigation project. to site manager Marian Abbett or emailed to marian.abbett@ecy. wa.gov. More information is at http:// tinyurl.com/9qj9sdy. The purpose of the CSO project is to reduce stormwater and raw-
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Aguilera: New album will be a ‘rebirth’ CHRISTINA AGUILERA IS comparing her upcoming album to a “rebirth.” With more than a decade in the music business behind her, the album will be a culmination Aguilera of “everything I’ve experienced up until this point,” the 31-year-old pop star said in a recent interview. “I’ve been through a lot
since the release of my last album, being on [‘The Voice’], having had a divorce,” she said. “This is all sort of a free rebirth for me.” Aguilera and Jordan Bratman were married for five years before she filed for divorce in 2010. They have a 4-year-old son, Max.
Not-guilty plea The man accused of breaking into LL Cool J’s home has pleaded not guilty to a felony burglary charge. Jonathan E. Kirby appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday morning and entered the plea. Kirby was arrested after the actor-rapper subdued him in his home early
Aug. 22, breaking the 56-yearold’s jaw, nose and ribs in the process. Kirby LL Cool J was later charged with felony residential burglary and faces 38 years to life in prison if convicted due to his lengthy criminal history. LL Cool J, whose real name is James Todd Smith, and his family were unharmed during the break-in, and nothing was apparently taken from their home. He stars in the CBS series “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
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MALCOLM BROWNE, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who took the burning monk photo that became one of the first iconic news photos of the Vietnam War, died Monday at a New Hampshire hospital. Mr. Browne was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2000 and spent his last years using a Mr. Browne wheelchair in 2012 to get around. He was rushed to the hospital Monday night after experiencing difficulty breathing, said his wife, Le Lieu Browne, who lives in Thetford, Vt. In a 1998 interview, he recalled that phone calls went out from Saigon’s XaLoi Buddhist pagoda to chosen members of the foreign news corps. The message: Be at a certain location tomorrow for a “very important” happening. The next morning, June 11, 1963, an elderly monk named Thich Quang Duc, clad in a brown robe and sandals, assumed the lotus position on a cushion in a blocked-off street intersection. Aides drenched him with aviation fuel, and the monk calmly lit a match and set himself ablaze. Of the foreign journalists who had been alerted to the shocking political protest against South Vietnam’s U.S.-supported government, only Mr. Browne of The Associated Press showed up. The photos he took appeared on front pages around the globe and sent shudders all the way to the White House, prompting President John F. Kennedy to order a re-evaluation of his administration’s Vietnam policy. In the interview, Mr. Browne said that that was the beginning of the rebellion, which led to
U.S.-backed South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem being overthrown and murdered, along with his brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu, the national security chief. Mr. Browne spent most of his journalism career at The New York Times, where he put in 30 years of his four decades as a journalist, much of it in war zones. By his own account, Mr. Browne survived being shot down three times in combat aircraft, was expelled from half a dozen countries and was put on a “death list” in Saigon.
_________ ROGER D. FISHER, 90, a Harvard law professor who was a co-author of the 1981 best-seller Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In and whose expertise in resolving conflicts led to a role in drafting the Camp David accords between Egypt and Israel and in ending apartheid in South Africa, died Saturday in Hanover, N.H.
The cause was complications of dementia, his son Elliott said. Over his career, Professor Fisher eagerly brought his optimistic can-do brand of problem solving to a broad array of conflicts across the globe, from the hostage crisis in Iran to the civil war in El Salvador. His emphasis was always on addressing the mutual interests of the disputing parties instead of what separated them. As he would tell his students, “Peace is not a piece of paper but a way of dealing with conflict when it arises.” His upbeat approach to some of the world’s most intractable problems led some critics to assert that he was unrealistic. But Bruce M. Patton, who wrote Getting to Yes with Professor Fisher, said Professor Fisher recognized and relished the “complexity and irrationality” of the situations he addressed.
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Setting it Straight Corrections and clarifications
■ A memorial service for Frank d’Amore, who died earlier this month, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. A story on Page A9 Sunday erroneously said the service would be Saturday, Sept. 8. The service for the co-founder of the Pane d’Amore bakery, who died at the age of 60, will be in the USO Building at Fort Worden State Park.
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Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1937 (75 years ago) The Olympic Mountain expedition of the Trail Riders of the Wilderness, numbering approximately 20 people, was on its way into the heart of the Olympics today from the Quinault River country by pack train. Olson and Voorhies, packers, assembled a force of 35 horses for the expedition. Jack Schwartz, wildlife expert for the U.S. Forest Service, and G.H. Hopper, engineer for the National Park Service, are accompanying the party.
1962 (50 years ago) A National Park Service trainee from Berkeley, Calif., plunged to his death in a fall on Storm King Mountain above Lake Crescent. Kenneth Yamauchi,
assigned to the park by the design and construction department at National Park Service offices in San Francisco, was hiking with two other trainees on Storm King when they became separated. They notified authorities, who were prevented from searching because of nightfall. The rescue party found Yamauchi’s body the next morning. He apparently got off the main trail and slipped off a ledge, plunging 80 feet into an area covered with broken rock.
1987 (25 years ago) A week of Derby Days activities begins in Port Angeles today, highlighted by the Grand Parade. The parade will be led by grand marshals Bruce Skinner, a Port Angeles native who is now executive director of the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona, and George Hill, a former Port Angeles resident who works for ABC Sports on college football and Monday Night
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Football programs. Honorary grand marshal will be Danetta “Beaver” Rutten, crime prevention officer for the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and an inspector for the U.S. Customs Service who was Washington State Crime Prevention Officer of the Year in 1986.
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2012. There are 124 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Aug. 29, 1952, 4’33” (“Four Minutes, Thirty-three Seconds”), a three-movement composition by avant-garde composer John Cage, had its premiere in Woodstock, N.Y., as pianist David Tudor sat at a piano and, for a total of four minutes and 33 seconds, played . . . nothing. According to Cage, the “music” consisted of the setting’s background noises, including the sounds of the increasingly restive audience. On this date: ■ In 1533, the last Incan King
of Peru, Atahualpa, was executed on orders of Spanish conqueror Francisco Pizarro. ■ In 1862, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing began operations at the United States Treasury. ■ In 1943, responding to a clampdown by Nazi occupiers, Denmark managed to scuttle most of its naval ships. ■ In 1944, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its liberation from the Nazis. ■ In 1957, the Senate gave final congressional approval to a Civil Rights Act after South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond (then a
Democrat) ended a filibuster that had lasted 24 hours. ■ In 1958, pop superstar Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Ind. ■ In 1962, Malvin R. Goode began covering the United Nations for ABC-TV, becoming network television’s first black reporter. ■ In 1972, swimmer Mark Spitz of the United States won the third of his seven gold medals at the Munich Olympics, finishing first in the 200-meter freestyle. ■ In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, La., bringing floods that devastated New Orleans. More than 1,800 people in the region died. ■ Ten years ago: A judge in
Norwalk, Conn., sentenced Michael Skakel to 20 years to life in prison for bludgeoning his teenage neighbor, Martha Moxley, with a golf club in 1975 after hearing the Kennedy cousin tearfully proclaim his innocence. ■ Five years ago: Fellow Republicans called on Idaho Sen. Larry Craig to resign, and party leaders pushed him from senior committee posts as fallout continued over his arrest at a Minneapolis airport restroom and guilty plea to disorderly conduct. ■ One year ago: In a sign Moammar Gadhafi had lost his grip on his country, his wife and three of his children fled Libya to neighboring Algeria.
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A3 Briefly: Nation suicide on Facebook was charged as an adult in the shooting of a classmate on the first day of WASHINGTON — The school, officials Obama administration Tuesday said. announced the final version of Robert Gladden Jr. proposed landmark fuel-econWayne Gladomy standards that would den Jr. was being held without almost double the average gas bail on charges of attempted mileage for each automaker’s first-degree murder and firstpassenger vehicle fleet to degree assault, Baltimore 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. County police said. A prelimiThe standards would be nary hearing was set for Sept. 7. phased in starting with the Gladden’s last status update 2017 model year. For 2012, makon his Facebook page, posted ers of light trucks and passenthe morning of the shooting, ger vehicles must attain an average of 28.7 mpg across their read: “First day of school, last day of my life. . . . f— the world.” fleets. Already, the average fuel Gladden rode to school on economy of the fleets exceeds the bus Monday with a bag conthat standard, at 28.9 mpg. The White House touted the taining a disassembled shotgun, 21 rounds of ammunition and a standards as a boost for conbottle of vodka, police said. sumers. “These fuel standards repreGambling bill rejected sent the single most important step we’ve ever taken to reduce CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn our dependence on foreign oil,” on Tuesday rejected a bill to said President Barack Obama. expand gambling in Illinois that The campaign of the presiwould have made way for a dent’s challenger, Mitt Romney, land-based casino in Chicago, condemned the rules as imprac- saying the proposal lacked suffitical and harmful. cient regulatory oversight. Automakers welcomed the With his two predecessors in standards as giving them the prison, the Chicago Democrat certainty they need to make said integrity must be a hallmanufacturing plans far into mark of the plan, which also the future. proposed establishing four new riverboat casinos and allowing Teen had vodka, gun slot machines at racetracks. Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, PERRY HALL, Md. — A 15-year-old sophomore at a sub- predicted there would be enough House votes to override the veto. urban Baltimore high school who made references to murderThe Associated Press
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Briefly: World Israeli court rejects suit by activist’s kin HAIFA, Israel — A court ruled Tuesday that the military was not at fault for killing a U.S. activist from Olympia, Wash., crushed by an army bulldozer during a 2003 demonstration, rejecting a lawsuit filed by her parents. The driver has said he didn’t see 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, a pro-Palestinian activist who was trying to block the bulldozer’s Corrie path during a demonstration in the Gaza Strip. The military deemed her March 2003 death an accident, but Corrie’s parents said the driver acted recklessly and filed a civil lawsuit two years later. Judge Oded Gershon said Corrie “put herself in a dangerous situation” and called her death “the result of an accident she brought upon herself.” He rejected the Corrie family’s request for a symbolic $1 in damages and legal expenses. Corrie’s family, who flew in from Olympia for the verdict, lamented the court’s ruling.
Damascus car bomb BEIRUT — The head of the main Syrian opposition group
seeking to oust President Bashar Assad criticized U.S. officials Tuesday for saying it was premature to speak about a transitional Syrian government. The comments came on the same day a car bomb ripped through a Damascus suburb, killing 12 people, according to Syria’s official state news agency. Activists also said an airstrike in Kfar Nabl in Idlib killed at least 13 people as fighting raged nationwide. International diplomatic efforts have so far failed to stem the bloodshed. The leader of the Syrian National Council called on the United States and other allies to take decisive action instead of placing blame on the divided opposition.
Refinery fire finally out PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela — Fires were extinguished Tuesday at Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery after raging for more than three days following a deadly explosion, officials said. The flames were put out in the three fuel tanks that had been ablaze at the Amuay refinery, officials said. Television images showed one tank still smoldering. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said officials expect to restart refinery operations in two days. The fire took longer to put out than officials had initially hoped. Ramirez had said Saturday the state oil company would be able to restart the refinery “in a maximum of two days,” then later said it would be two days once the fire was out. The Associated Press
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Onlookers watch Lake Pontchartrain, where restaurants were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, as Isaac headed toward New Orleans on Tuesday.
Hurricane Isaac tests Gulf Coast readiness Mood calm in New Orleans; faith is put in fortified levees THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW ORLEANS — Finally reaching hurricane status, the Category 1 Isaac bore down on the Louisiana coast Tuesday, offering one of the first tests for a more fortified levee system built after the catastrophic failures during Hurricane Katrina. Seven years after that storm transformed the city, the mood was calm in New Orleans as the first wave of rain bands and wind gusts came ashore. Isaac looked to make landfall as early as Tuesday with winds of at least 74 mph — much lower than the 135-mph winds Katrina packed in 2005. Many residents along the Gulf Coast opted to ride it out in shelters or at home, and officials, while sounding alarm about the
dangers of the powerful storm, decided not to call for mass evacuations. Still, there was a threat of storm surge and the possibility of nearly 2 feet of rain. “We don’t expect a Katrina-like event, but remember there are things about a Category 1 storm that can kill you,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said, urging people to use common sense.
Sprawling storm Isaac became a hurricane Tuesday, a massive storm that reached more than 200 miles from its center, threatening to flood the coasts of four states. Near the French Quarter, windows were boarded up and sandbags stacked in front of doors. Some tourists said they would ride out the storm near the city’s
famed Bourbon Street, and there was little to suggest a sense of worry. New Orleans has been through Betsy, Camille and Katrina. At a Hyatt hotel in the French Quarter, Nazareth Joseph braced for a busy week and fat overtime paychecks. Joseph said he was trapped in the city for several days after Katrina and helped neighbors escape the floodwaters. “We made it through Katrina, we can definitely make it through this,” he said. The Coast Guard was searching the Gulf of Mexico near the Florida-Alabama state line Tuesday for a man who didn’t return home from a water-scooter trip as Isaac was approaching. The search began after the man’s wife called the Pensacola, Fla., station about 8:45 p.m. Monday, Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash said. Otherwise, the damage so far in the United States was political: Isaac forced Republicans to cut one day off their presidential nominating convention in Tampa.
Romney gets presidential nod at storm-delayed convention THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TAMPA, Fla. — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night at a storm-delayed national convention, every mention of his name cheered by delegates eager to propel him into a campaign to defeat President Barack Obama in tough economic times. Romney watched on television with his wife, Ann, in a hotel suite across from the convention hall as the convention sealed his hardwon victories in the primaries and caucuses of last winter. New Jersey put him over the top in a ritual roll call. A parade of convention speakers mocked Democratic President Barack Obama mercilessly, as if
to make up for lost time at an event postponed once and dogged still by Hurricane Isaac. The Democratic president has “never run a company. He Romney hasn’t even run a garage sale or seen the inside of a lemonade stand,” declared Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican Party.
Approved platform To send Romney and ticketmate Paul Ryan into the fall campaign, the convention quickly approved a conservative platform calling for tax cuts — not government spending — to stimulate the
sluggish economy. Ann Romney’s speech was scheduled as a prime-time highlight, an appearance meant to cast her multimillionaire-businessman-turned-politician husband in a soft and likable light before a national TV audience. “Tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts,” she said in excerpts of her speech released early. “I want to talk not about what divides us but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours. “Tonight, I want to talk to you about love.”
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West: 2nd Yosemite visitor dies of rodent-borne illness
Nation: Teen pot use linked to declines in IQ
Nation: Warm Arctic sets record for summer melt
Nation: Man killed while pretending to be Bigfoot
A SECOND PERSON has died of a rare, rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park earlier this summer, and park officials were warning past visitors to be aware of flu-like aches and symptoms. Officials learned last weekend of the second hantavirus death, which killed a person who visited the park in June. Yosemite officials said visitors might have been exposed while vacationing at the park’s Curry Village, and are warning those who stayed in the village’s tent cabins from mid-June through August to beware of any symptoms of hantavirus, which can include fever, dizziness and chills.
TEENAGERS WHO ROUTINELY smoke marijuana risk a long-term drop in their IQ, a new study suggests. Although experts said the new findings are not definitive, they do fit in with earlier signs that the drug is especially harmful to the developing brain. “Parents should understand that their adolescents are particularly vulnerable,” said lead researcher Madeline Meier of Duke University. Study participants from New Zealand were tested for IQ at age 13 and again at age 38. The mental decline between those two ages was seen only in those who started regularly smoking pot before age 18.
CRITICAL ICE IN the Arctic Ocean melted to record low levels this sweltering summer, and that can make weather more extreme far away from the poles, scientists say. The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported Monday that the extent of Arctic sea ice shrank to 1.58 million square miles and is likely to melt more. It breaks the record of 1.61 million square miles set in 2007. Normally, sea ice in the Arctic reaches its minimum in mid-September and then starts refreezing. But levels Sunday shrank 27,000 square miles — about the size of West Virginia — beyond the old record.
A 44-YEAR-OLD man dressed in a military-style “ghillie” camouflage suit and apparently trying to provoke reports of a Bigfoot sighting was struck and killed by two cars while standing in a highway near Kalispell, Mont. Trooper Jim Schneider said the man’s motive was ascertained during interviews with friends, and alcohol may have been a factor. “He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting,” Schneider said. Ghillie suits are a type of full-body clothing made to resemble heavy foliage. The drivers who struck the man said they were unable to avoid hitting him.
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West End site will shutter at lunch hour Two employee resignations cause staffing shortage during operation hour,â€? Commissioner Mike Doherty said. Doherty said the change is â€œgenerally considered temporaryâ€? but could be made permanent during budget talks. The resolution says the part-time positions will be filled. The clinic holds immunization clinics the third Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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PORT ANGELES â€” The Clallam County public health clinic in Forks will be closed during the noon hour because of a staffing shortage. County commissioners approved the change by a 3-0 vote Tuesday. The clinic at 140 C St. now will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. It has been, and will continue to be, closed Mondays and Wednesdays. County Health and Human Services Director Iva Burks proposed the change after two part-time employees resigned. Current staff can no longer fill the hours of operation, according to the resolution the board approved. â€œWe are extremely thin,â€? Burks told commissioners. The impacts of the change will be minimal: Appointments were not scheduled during the noon hour because of lunch breaks. â€œApparently, they donâ€™t have a large contingency coming in during the noon
Doherty asked Burks to check with Forks Community Hospital Administrator Camille Scott â€œto see if thereâ€™s a way to consolidate our services in her medical campus.â€? Commissioners Mike Chapman and Jim McEntire supported the idea of consolidating services with the West End hospital. â€œI do agree that we ought to pursue some sort of combination with the hospital out in Forks,â€? McEntire said. â€œIt just makes good sense.â€?
Chuck Preble, vice president of the Peninsula Trails Coalition in Clallam County and volunteer manager of the Dry Creek Bridge project, speaks at a dedication ceremony Tuesday to open the pedestrian bridge over Dry Creek and a key segment of the Olympic Discovery Trail on the western edge of Port Angeles. Construction of the bridge span and trail sections from 10th Street and Milwaukee Drive to Lower Elwha Road was completed through grants from the city, trails coalition and National Park Service, and was performed by volunteers with in-kind paving from Clallam County and the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe. The trail is expected to receive an asphalt surface from 10th Street to the Elwha River over the next several months.
________ Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsula dailynews.com.
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20-minute detour through the Nile Valley. The department is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The slide in October 2009 closed the highway between Yakima and Chinook Pass.
NACHES, Yakima County â€” Nearly three years after a landslide covered Highway 410 near Naches, the state Transportation Department is opening a new section of the highway to eliminate a
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New house of future being built BY JACK BROOM THE SEATTLE TIMES
SEATTLE — Now, here’s an unusual place to build a OLYMPIA — The Olym- house: smack-dab in the heart of Seattle Center. pic National Forest has Over the past few months, closed portions of two roads, as a modest two-story house and plans the closure of has risen in the former Fun part of another, in the Lake Forest, one might almost Quinault area of the Pacific have imagined a real estate Ranger District, for repairs. listing touting its proximity Portions of Forest Serto the Monorail, the Space vice Roads 2170 and 2280 Needle and dining options were closed Monday for mere steps away. crews to refurbish fill slopes But you won’t see such an with welded wire retaining ad, for two key reasons: walls and bring the roads to 1. The house is already a standard width. spoken for. Forest Service Road 2. It’s not staying put. 2170 is closed from MilePeople attending this post 1.9 to Milepost 3.7, weekend’s Bumbershoot festival will get a look inside while 2280 is closed from Milepost 1.7 to Milepost 2.8. what’s being billed as the “House of the Immediate The closure is expected Future,” part of the “Next 50” to last up to one month. anniversary celebration of Repairs will make the the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. roads safer, said Donna The 1,400-square-foot Nemeth, spokeswoman for home, built largely with volthe Olympic National Forunteer labor, is a project of est, since both have fill KEN LAMBERT/THE SEATTLE TIMES VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Habitat for Humanity Seatslope failures. The “House of the Immediate Future” is shown under construction at its temporary site at After the Labor Day hol- tle/South King County, along Seattle Center late last week. with Seattle City Light and iday, Forest Service Road 2204 will be closed at Mile- the architectural firm The Miller Hull Partnership. He’s well on his way to challenges, said Matt Haight, Haight said. of what are being called “wet post 12.6 while a bridge This fall, it will be moved cores.” putting in the 400 hours of Habitat for Humanity conOn the house at Seattle approach is repaired. to a new affordable-housing These are prefabricated sweat equity required by struction manager. Center, volunteers have The three-day closure development in the Colum- sections containing much of Habitat for Humanity. It means using screws logged some 5,300 hours. also will include the Camp- bia City neighborhood. a home’s plumbing and elecAmong other require- instead of nails, so the strucAbout 40 of them have bell Tree Grove CampIts purpose isn’t just to trical workings, the parts of ments, recipients of a home ture can be reduced to rela- been worked by Marilee ground, which will close at create a home for one family, house building in which tech- through Habitat for Human- tively flat panels. Fuller, a retired real estate 6 p.m. Monday and reopen but also to showcase afford- nical skills are most needed. ity Seattle/South King appraiser who moved to Sept. 7. able, environmentally sound These sections are made County must have family What will happen Seattle from Boise a year ago construction techniques, said off-site by professionals, who incomes between 30 percent A concrete foundation to be closer to her children. Flags lowered Mike Jobes, a principal with can perform most efficiently and 60 percent of King Coun“The emphasis on suspoured at Seattle Center to Miller Hull. without having to maneuver ty’s median. Gov. Chris Gregoire is tainability is something I’ve support the house during around volunteers. directing that state and That range is intended to supported as a citizen and an 50 years ago Among the energy-saving fit families that are in need construction will be broken activist,” Fuller said. U.S. flags at all state govup and removed later. ernment facilities be lowA half-century ago, depic- features of the four-bedroom but can still make monthly Fuller, who had worked Much of the insulation, ered to half-staff on Friday tions of futuristic homes house are extra-thick exte- payments on the house. on Habitat for Humanity in and parts of the plumbing About 10 years ago, in memory of Neil Armstressed their many conve- rior walls to hold more insuIdaho and served on the lation, triple-paned windows Mohammed worked as a vol- and electrical systems, will strong. niences. organization’s board there, wait until the house reaches unteer on a Habitat for Armstrong, who made Inventions of every and a heat pump. has put in a couple of conits permanent home. Salvaged and reclaimed Humanity home for a friend description would take the the “giant leap for manstruction shifts on the SeatThis year, the local Habikind” as the first human to drudgery out of housekeep- materials also are being in Holly Park, with no expec- tat for Humanity organiza- tle house and also has conused. tation he’d ever have one ing. set foot on the moon, died tion will build or rehab 12 ducted tours there. Not every Earth-friendly himself. And as the World’s Fair Saturday at the age of 82. “Even if you just go for homes for new occupants feature of the house will be program notes, “After dinner, But family finances have His death was due to one day, you can see that and will do remodeling or there’s no need to wash the installed right away. been a challenge since he complications after heart you’re accomplishing somemaintenance jobs on 10 For example, though the dishes — they are disposwas laid off from his job as a bypass surgery. homes already occupied, thing,” she said. house is set up to run on welder in 2009. able.” Flags should remain at solar power, the funds availAs Jobes sees it, “They Some volunteers on the half-staff until close of busiweren’t thinking much about able haven’t been enough yet project come on their own. ness Friday. finite resources back then. to purchase solar panels. Some come in a group. 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Neighbors come out to look and take photos after the balloon Miss Guided Intelligence lands in a field next to Oliverâ€™s Lavender Farm just northwest of the takeoff point at Sequim Valley Airport.
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SEQUIM â€” As of Tuesday morning, 10 spots were available for balloon rides over the Dungeness Valley today through Monday. Balloons leave at 6 a.m. each day from the Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane. The rides cost $250, and the quickest way to sign up on the list of reserved balloon rides is to email hazel@brokersgroup. com. Itâ€™s also possible to sign up online at www.sequimballoon festival.com, which has all the information about the three-day festival that begins Saturday.
What to include Requests must include the name of the rider as well as the riderâ€™s phone number and weight. That last information is needed because the passenger space in balloon baskets is limited, and weight determines the number of passengers per flight. Those who sign up will be contacted about availability, said Susan Hedding, media director for the festival. Those seeking a ride in a balloon also can try to do it on a stand-by basis by arriving at the airport before the morning launches at 6 a.m. to take advantage of last-minute cancellations, Hedding said.
$250 cost per ride Riders must be ready to pay the $250 cost of the ride by cash or check at that time. Balloons do not launch in winds greater than 12 mph or if winds might reach that speed during the flight, if the cloud ceiling is less than 1,000 feet, or if it is raining. Four balloons are available today, seven Thursday and 11 Friday, Hedding said. Balloons land when they must. There is no set destination, Hedding said. Pilots have been giving tethered rides to those who show up after they descend, she said. â€œEveryone who shows up where the balloon comes down can get a tethered ride, weather permitting,â€? Hedding said.
SEQUIM â€” Rides will be offered in a tethered RE/MAX balloon at the Sequim Balloon Festival as a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula. Donations will be accepted for rides in a balloon that is tied to the ground from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the festival at Grant Field, Fred and Loretta Grantâ€™s property at 792 West Sequim Bay Road just off East Washington Street. No amount is suggested for the donations, said Liz Parks, owner of RE/MAX Fifth Avenue real estate company in Sequim, which is sponsoring the benefit. Proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, which is made up of the Carroll C. Kendall Unit at 400 W. Fir St. in Sequim and the Mount Angeles Unit at 2620 S. Francis St. in Port Angeles. Parks is a past board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, â€œso thatâ€™s kind of where my heart is,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s going to be fun, and at the same time, weâ€™re going to help the Boys & Girls Clubs,â€? she added. Rides will be offered, weather permitting. The trademark RE/MAX balloon is on loan from corporate offices for the event.
Balloon: Rare Earth concert CONTINUED FROM A1 Using blasts of propane-fueled flame shot up into the orb, Graham took us 1,000 feet in fewer than five minutes; then, 3,300 feet. â€œWeâ€™s up here,â€? he declared â€” and then we all turned to behold another balloon. The Diamond Sun, piloted by Crystal Stout of Amboy, had taken off after us. Voluptuous, the Sun rose slowly.
Big view, peace We inhaled the view of the valley and its airborne visitor. And we savored the quiet, a peace with only the natural sounds of breathing. This breathing was ours, and the flamesâ€™: high and orangewhite, released by Grahamâ€™s pressing of a lever above his head. We ascended to 3,400 feet to gaze at Mount Rainier, snowwhite and shining, to the east. â€œGod, this is so pretty,â€? said Graham, who had never been to Washington before. Heâ€™s been flying for many years, though, from Roanoke, Va., to Mancos, Colo. Grahamâ€™s desire first bloomed when he saw a balloonist take off near his home outside Atlanta, when he was just 3 years old. â€œThat was the end of that,â€? he recalled. And like all good things, our flight had to come to an end. After an hour cruising over Old Olympic Highway and Kitchen-Dick Road, Graham began opening the balloonâ€™s small vents, lowering us to Earth beside a lavender farm. This is a rural spot, but a number of neighbors had formed a flock and scampered over to greet us.
Outside Oliverâ€™s Lavenderâ€™s farmhouse, Becki Starrett marveled at the new arrival, reporting that she could see it as sheâ€™d left work at the Port Angeles Walmart a half-hour before. Conrad Albaugh saw the balloon, too, as it came in for a landing next to his family farm. He and his wife, Amie, have Amieâ€™s Garden, and they were up early, of course. â€œHoney, look outside,â€? Conrad said when he first caught sight of the balloon â€” which is about seven stories high â€” from his window.
Move to Sequim area Monday morningâ€™s balloonists were as thrilled as the spectators. And Stout, who last flew a balloon here in 1995, has decided she wants to move to the Sequim area. She and her husband will start house-hunting after this weekendâ€™s balloon festival, where sheâ€™ll meet lots of local residents. Like Graham and his balloon, Stout will be taking passengers into the sky every morning this week, weather permitting. â€œWeâ€™re hoping to fly most of September and October,â€? she added. First, though, Stout and about 10 other balloonists and their crews will populate the festival, Saturday through Monday.
Sunday, the Night Glow balloon lineups will appear next to the fieldâ€™s reflecting pool. The mass ascensions, also weather permitting, will happen at 6 a.m. Saturday through Monday at the Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane just off Old Olympic Highway. Balloon rides cost $250 per person. Tickets to the festival itself are $19 per day or $29 for a three-day pass; children 11 and younger can enjoy the events free, provided they are accompanied by an adult ticketholder. Complete information is at www.sequimballoonfestival.com.
Rare Earth concert Friday To warm up Sequim for the weekend, the rock band Rare Earth will give a concert at Grant Field on Friday at 7 p.m., with the Fabulous Johnsons and Lee Oskar from the rock band War scheduled to arrive by hot-air balloon, according to promoter Quinn Hampton. Tickets to the Rare Earth show, sold separately from festival passes, are $25 for general admission, $10 for youths ages 7 to 14, and free for children 6 and younger. Bring your own seating. A limited number of reserved seats are available for $40 each. Ticket outlets include 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn; the Purple Haze Lavender Farm and Store, the 101 Outpost, Hardyâ€™s Market, Tattoo Guy and the Islander Pizza and Pasta Shack, all in Sequim; Coogâ€™s Budget CDs in Port Angeles; the Highway Twenty Road House in Port Townsend; and at www.BrownPaperTickets.com.
At Grant Field, 792 West Sequim Bay Road just off East Washington Street, the festival just about overflows with things to do. Thereâ€™s the Artists of Elegance ________ arts and crafts showcase, childrenâ€™s entertainment, the â€œHot Gas & Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz Gearsâ€? car display, live music by 17 can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. bands and three street dances. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladaily And at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and news.com.
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Sequim OKs schedule to fill post vacancy BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM â€” The Sequim City Council has approved a schedule for naming a replacement for an empty council seat that leaves the city with a council of six for about two weeks longer than initially planned. The council Monday night also approved a second year of the â€œAt the Moviesâ€? program and clarified the cityâ€™s policy on who can put up banners at the cityâ€™s banner poles. Councilman Bill Huizinga tendered his resignation July 7 after submitting a resignation letter that said he had moved out of Sequim city limits and was no longer eligible for the position. The city will accept completed applications to fill Huizingaâ€™s position at the City Clerkâ€™s Office by 4 p.m.
Sept. 24, said City Manager Steve Burkett. The schedule gives candidates 10 days longer to compete applications than the cityâ€™s initial estimate. Applications are available at Sequim City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St. or by phoning 360683-4139 or downloading online at www.sequimwa. gov. Interviews for the vacant council position will be conducted by the City Council at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. â€œHopefully, the council will make a decision at that meeting,â€? Burkett said. The council directed Burkett to release questions to applicants ahead of the interview so that all applicants have the same amount of time to consider their answers. Applicants must be regis-
tered voters, have a one-year continuous period of residence in the city of Sequim and hold no other public office or employment under the city government. Mayor Ken Hays has said applicants should expect to spend 20 to 40 hours each month on council business, including time spent in council meetings, reading council materials, attending events, attending committee assignments and serving as a council representative on regional commissions and committees.
â€˜At the Moviesâ€™ The council approved a second year of public movie viewings in the city, which has no movie theater of its own. The â€œAt the Moviesâ€? program offers $5 showings of recently released DVD mov-
ies the third Wednesday of each month year-round at Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N Sequim Ave. In the first year, which ran from September 2011 through July 2012, the city lost about $600 on the program, Burkett said. Early showings of classic movies lost money, but later showings of newer films made money, said Councilwoman Laura Dubois. Films have included â€œTinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,â€? â€œNorth by Northwest,â€? â€œThe Helpâ€? and â€œWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.â€? â€œNow that we figured out what movies people want, we might break even,â€? Dubois said. The council voted 4-2 to give movie night another year. Councilmen Erik Erichsen and Don Hall voted against the renewal of the
program and said the city should not be subsidizing movie screenings. â€œIf itâ€™s a good idea, why is it not a private enterprise?â€? Erichsen said. Councilman Ted Miller said he agreed with Erichsen and Hall, but said one year was not enough time for a program to get off the ground. Miller said he would approve the program for one more year to give it a chance to become self-supporting. The council also suggested that daytime matinee should be added this winter for people who cannot drive at night or otherwise need an earlier scheduled event.
Because the poles were paid for by tourism dollars, tourism-related event banners have priority over community nonprofit events, the council said. Community event banners will be allowed when no tourism events wish to advertise, they determined. Council members agreed that purely commercial events, such as business openings and sales, are not eligible to fly banners. The council indicated that a second set of poles in East Sequim is also desired to display banners for primarily community-related events, but the cost of up to $50,000 is too expensive at this time, Burkett said.
________ The city also clarified city policy on who can place banReporter Arwyn Rice can be ners on the cityâ€™s banner reached at 360-452-2345, ext. poles located on West Wash- 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula dailynews.com. ington Street.
Range: Sensors CONTINUED FROM A1 probably be installed in one day. Others asked about Ironically, Bangorâ€™s magnetic silencing facility interruption of fishing boating, and closed in January, and subs and also have to go to Hawaii for electronic interference. There will be no interferthat service. Silencing isnâ€™t needed ence, electronic or recreoften, and subs wonâ€™t go just ational. The 400-foot-wide array for that reason. Conversely, the Navy of 21 sensors would operate wants to measure their only during the few minmagnetic signatures often. utes it takes a submarine to Submarines would cross over it, and even then travel over the sensors it would just be reading, not every trip in and out of Ban- emitting. It and cables would be gor â€œto see if anything needs buried 4 feet deep. to be done to reduce that There would be no signature and make it more stealthy,â€? said Chris Pollard restrictions on boaters, of Submarine Force Pacific. crabbers, fishers or geoPollard, as the com- duckers. If they see a submarine mandâ€™s magnetic silencing coming, they just get out of adviser, took responsibility the way, as they do now. for the Bangor range proThree months of inposal. water work would be perâ€œThis is the one home formed outside of fishing port that doesnâ€™t have a season, Lin said. range, and that is a defiGeoducks were recently ciency,â€? he said. â€œThereâ€™s a harvested there and wonâ€™t mission requirement to be again for five years. take these measurements. (Project construction We havenâ€™t been meeting would take place July 15, those requirements.â€? 2014, to Oct. 1, 2014.) The range would be just The range is in 70 feet of north of the base in Hood water so the subs can be Canal Military Operating read while traveling on the Area North. surface. There is little to no eelComments solicited grass at that depth, Lin A couple who own Hood said. There is no estimated Canal waterfront property price. near there worried about erosion. They said subs already Comments by Thursday erode the beach, and now Comments at this initial theyâ€™ll be swerving closer to stage of the environmental go over sensors about a half review process will be conmile from shore. sidered in the preparation Good point. Write it on a of the draft environmental comment sheet, they were assessment. told. To be considered, comThey also worried about ments must be received by a 15-foot-by-15-foot plat- this Thursday. form, standing 20-some feet They can be submitted high, about a quarter-mile at the public meeting, via out. an online form at www. They donâ€™t want to look emmrea.com, or mailed to at it all the time. Wes Miksa, environmental Please write a comment, planner, NAVFAC Norththey were told. west, 1101 Tautog Circle, The platform would sit Room 203, Silverdale, WA on five pilings, which could 98315.
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Cool under pressure behind his sunglasses, Jake Rinehart from Highmore, S.D., wrestles a steer to the ground on the first day of the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days rodeo Tuesday in Walla Walla. The fair runs through Sunday.
Rayonier: $16.3 million contract CONTINUED FROM A1 The trenches will hold pipes that will make their way over the creek under a new 100-foot bridge and to a 5 million-gallon tank formerly owned by Rayonier on the site that will store overflow sewage and stormwater. The tank also is being worked on this week, Cutler said. The CSO work is being conducted under a $16.3 million contract with IMCO General Construction of Ferndale that constitutes Phase 1 of the project. The bridge, which will have a single traffic lane, will become part of the trail and will be designed to add a second traffic lane. â€œIf we do redevelopment down there, we might as
well have a bridge we can drive vehicles over,â€? Cutler said. The new section of Olympic Discovery Trail will replace a section of trail that is on the southern edge of the 75-acre parcel.
Soils to be sampled Abbett said Tuesday that soil from the CSO trenching is planned to be placed on a plastic liner and be covered with plastic, then be sampled for contaminants as part of the final cleanup. Cultural monitors for
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Junior Rodeo rides to victory in PA “BRACE YOUR BACKPENINSULA HORSEPLAY BONE and forget your wishbone” is an old saying fifth. among rodeo contestants. Karen ■ In keeping with that Griffiths Junior theme, our local Junior Girls Rodeo youths got banged up Goat — I mean, did a bang-up job Tying, at last weekend’s annual Kaitlyn Peninsula Junior Rodeo at Meek, the Clallam County Fairfirst-place grounds in Port Angeles. buckle, In general, Junior Rodeo and contestants are a highly Saydee motivated and determined Hergroup of youngsters who mann, thrive on doing what it takes to be the best they can second; Junior Girls Barrel Racing, Billings, second, and be at their chosen sport. Kaitlyn Meek, third; Junior Girls Poles, Billings, firstLocal rider results place buckle, and Jai-Lynn ■ Championships: PeeTaylor, fourth; Junior Girls Wee All Around Saddle, Steer Daubing, Saydee HerAmelia Hermann (Port mann, first-place buckle, Angeles); Junior Girls All and Billings, third; Junior Around Saddle, Ally BillGirls Flags, Billings, first, ings (Sequim); Junior Girls and Saydee Hermann, sixth; Reserve Champion, Kaitlyn Junior Girls Trail, Kaitlyn Meek (Port Townsend); Meek, first, and Taylor, Junior Boys Reserve Cham- fourth. pion, Jake Warren (Spokane, ■ Junior Boys Goat but formerly of Sequim); Tying, Colton Barnett, secSenior Girls All Around Sad- ond, and Jake Warren, dle, Anne Meek (Port fourth; Junior Boys Steer Townsend); Senior Girls Riding, Warren, second; Reserve Champion, Emily Junior Boys Steer Daubing, VanAusdle (Port Angeles). Barnett, fifth; Junior Boys ■ Buckaroo Goat Undec- Breakaway Roping, Warren, orating, Avery Martin, third; Junior Boys Flags, sixth; Buckaroo Goat Cal Warren, fourth; Junior Boys Stake, Martin, sixth; PeeWee Trail, Warren, first, and BarGoat Tail Tying, Rhett Wil- nett, fourth. son, first-place buckle, and ■ Senior Girls Barrel Amelia Hermann, second; Racing, Anne Meek, fourth; PeeWee Barrel Racing, Ame- Senior Girls Goat Tying, lia Hermann, second, and Anne Meek, second. Sierra Ballou, sixth; Pee■ Senior Girls Ribbon Wee Poles, Rhett Wilson, Bulldogging, Anne Meek, fourth; PeeWee Dummy fourth; Senior Girls Poles, Roping, Amelia Hermann, VanAusdle, second, and first-place buckle. Anne Meek, fourth; Senior ■ PeeWee Flags, Amelia Girls Flags, VanAusdle, first; Hermann, first-place buckle; Senior Girls Trail, Reilly PeeWee Trail, Amelia HerReed, second, Anne Meek, mann, third, and Ballou, third, and VanAusdle, fifth.
The Peninsula Junior Rodeo team raked in the points at last weekend’s rodeo, including winning three of the six high-point award saddles. Standing behind their new saddles are, from left, Ally Billings, Amelia Hermann and Anne Meeks. ■ Senior Boys Flags, Wyatt Billings, fourth. “Thanks to all of the generous sponsors and donors, the Peninsula Junior Rodeo in Port Angeles was a great event,” team coach Katie Salmon-Newton said. “We really appreciate all of the individuals and businesses who donate so that we can put this on for the kids.” The Peninsula rodeo is part of the Northwest Junior Rodeo Association show circuit.
Correction Sept. 14-16 is the Mustang Wild Horse Adoption at Spirit Horse Ranch, not Sept. 8, as I previously reported. Featuring 10 Oregon mustangs, the adoption is offered through the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program. Horses can be pre-
viewed from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 14. Sept. 15’s events start at 8 a.m. with an introduction by a representative of the Bureau of Land Management, followed by a Gentled Wild Horse Parade, wild horse gentling demos, hoof trimming and rider’s core development demonstrations. Camping is available with or without a horse. This is the only time of year the ranch’s trails are open to other riders. The adoption starts at 2:30 p.m., with a potluck dinner Sept. 15 and 16 around a campfire. Requirements to adopt a BLM wild horse or burro include: ■ Be at least 18 years of age (parents or guardians may adopt a wild horse or burro and allow younger family members to care for the animal).
■ Demonstrate that you have adequate feed, water and facilities to provide humane care for the number of animals requested. ■ Provide a minimum of 400 square feet (20 feet by 20 feet) for each animal adopted. Horses younger than 18 months of age should be kept in corrals with fences 5 feet high. Fences must be at least 41/2 feet high for ungentled burros and 6 feet high for ungentled horses older than 18 months of age. For more information about Spirit Horse Ranch and adopting a BLM mustang, visit www.spirithorse ranch.net or phone Becky Seibel at 360-670-1550. Spirit Horse Ranch is located at 207 Mountain Valley Lane, 10 miles west of Port Angeles off U.S. Highway 101.
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Gubernatorial candidate won’t release returns BY MIKE BAKER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
OLYMPIA — Washington gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna said Tuesday he will not release any of his tax returns, dismissing the matter as a distraction from important policy discussions. McKenna, the state’s attorney general, said he has disclosed enough information in the personal financial forms that candidates file with the state. He called the tax-return debate — both here and nationally — a “phony issue.” McKenna, a Republican, said his political rivals are attempting “to change the subject away from the real issues of the state.” Democratic rival Jay Inslee, a former congressman, released five years of tax returns last week, and his campaign had called on McKenna to do the same. McKenna noted that the matter follows closely with what is happening in politics nationally. President Barack Obama has been calling on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns. Romney has declined. McKenna said he didn’t want to be dragged into a game.
The personal financial disclosures that McKenna files in Washington do provide s o m e McKenna detailed information, such as donations from groups that have covered costs during McKenna speaking engagements. But some of the numbers can be vague, as the forms provide only broad estimates for income from investments. Tax returns also would provide more specific detail on household income, how much the family paid in taxes, any types of exemptions the family claimed and how much the McKennas gave in charitable contributions. McKenna and Inslee are set to meet tonight for their second debate. The event will be hosted at Washington State University’s campus in Vancouver, Wash. McKenna appeared in Port Angeles on Tuesday at a $500-per-person private reception at Price Ford Lincoln, 3311 E. U.S. Highway 101, which was followed by an open-to-the-public barbecue.
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June 5, 1938 August 20, 2012 “A stranger is just a friend that I haven’t met yet.” — Will Rogers Sequim resident Timothy L. Dix, artisan and salesman, died of esophageal cancer at noon August 20, 2012. He was in the loving care of his wife, Jenni, friends and hospital staff at Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles. Tim was born June 5, 1938, in Denver, Colorado, to Jane Adams and Leonard Benjamin Dix. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his brothers, Frank Dix, David Dix and Danny Dix, all of Colorado; his children, Mark Dix, Robert Dix and Tina Dix; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His son Michael Dix preceded him in death. He joined the Navy in 1961 and served two years as a machinist’s mate on the USS Colahan DD658 in the Western Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1963. Upon leaving the Navy, he returned to Denver and
Tim Dix worked for the Public Service Company of Colorado. He married his wife, Jenni, in Denver on April 7, 1984. They formed their company, Alaskan Frontier Arts Limited, and traveled throughout Canada, Alaska and the lower 48 states selling gifts and souvenirs while living full time in a 27-foot motorhome. In 1987, they settled in Sequim. For the past 20 years, he sold photography for Ross Hamilton. Tim was known far and wide for his artistic accomplishments: photography, leatherwork, copper sculptures, carved stones, arrowheads, decorative
gourds, jewelry, drums and many other items. Tim enjoyed having coffee and breakfast with friends almost every day of the week. He enjoyed all kinds of music and attended many blues and fiddle tunes festivals as well as the Port Angeles Symphony. He was a member of the Strait Men’s Barbershop Chorus from 1998-2005. He loved good food, and he was an accomplished cook well-known for his homemade biscotti, which he generously shared. He loved animals. He was particularly devoted to Gus, his American cocker spaniel that accompanied him on many trips. There will be a celebration of Tim’s life Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, 290 Macleay Road, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please come and share your stories of Tim. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Port Angeles Symphony, www. portangelessymphony.org; KSQM Radio, www. ksqmfm.com; or Peninsula Friends of Animals, www. safehavenpfoa.org.
Death Notices Nathan Ray Bishop Dec. 10, 1980 — Aug. 8, 2012
Port Angeles resident Nathan Ray Bishop died at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle of complications from brain cancer. He was 31. His obituary will be published later. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, memorial ser-
Thomas Arthur Bornson III died of smoke inhalation at his residence. He was 35. Services: 4 p.m. Friday, memorial for family and close friends at Gary Blevins’ home, 510 N. Beech St., Port Angeles. Thomas Arthur Drennan-Ford Funeral Bornson III Home, Port Angeles, is in June 17, 1977 — Aug. 22, 2012 charge of arrangements. Port Angeles resident www.drennanford.com vice at Independent Bible Church, 116 E. Ahlvers Road, Port Angeles. Linde-Price Funeral Service, Sequim, is in charge of arrangements.
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WILLIE CHOUINARD February 8, 1956 August 22, 2012 Willie Chouinard died in the midafternoon Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles due to his second heart attack, following his first severe heart attack Sunday, August 19, 2012. Willie was born February 8, 1956, in Beverly, Massachusetts. He is survived by his three children, Dylien Chouinard, Nadine Paffe and Francine Chouinard; two grandchildren, Madison Paffe and Lydia Paffe,
Willie Chouinard and son-in-law Jeffrey Paffe; and his three brothers, Charles Chouinard, Richard Chouinard and
Michael Chouinard. He started his passion of weightlifting at 15, succeeding in his career by qualifying for the Olympics in 1977 just to follow with a severe collarbone injury at the age of 21, ending his lifting permanently. He then moved to Washington, where he became a well-known, loving father to three children. He started assisting at the racetrack, where he quickly became an asset and started a lifelong love for racing. Please attend his memorial service that will be held at the Veterans Center, 216 South Francis Street, Port Angeles, at noon.
Death and Memorial Notice visiting with her friends and golfing. She spent time traveling to Yuma, Arizona, with her husband, Richard, enjoying her early retirement. In 1992, she had a stroke that left her partially paralyzed. She spent 14 years at Kah Tai Care Center in Port Townsend, where she was always there to welcome newcomers with a smile. She loved her church, playing bingo and telling jokes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, who died in 2007. She will be greatly missed by her sisters,
CELENE (ORDOS) QUANDT November 20, 1930 August 17, 2012 Celene was born in Seattle and raised on Queen Anne Hill. She married Richard Quandt and spent the next 40 years fishing out of the Gulf of Alaska and raising her four children on a fishing boat. The fishing vessels were the Grace Ann and later the Angelique, which the family helped build. She lived in Edmonds and then moved in 1968 to Port Townsend, where she spent the rest of her life. She loved bowling,
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roles in the ring. The accused include two people from Oakland and Stockton, Calif. Officials said the ring made frequent trips to California to bring back 2,000 to 5,000 pills at a time.
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We take orders more than question I INSTANTLY BOUGHT the strip-search. The nude jumping jacks, too. But the spanking? Frank That’s the point in the Bruni provocative, gripping new movie “Compliance,” about the degradation of a restaurant employee, when some people in the audience reportedly shake their heads and walk out. Like them, I was tempted to reject the plausibility of what was happening on-screen. It’s hard to swallow. But “Compliance” asks questions too big — and too relevant to a political season of grandiose persuasion and elaborate subterfuge — to be dismissed or ignored. Although it’s playing in just nine theaters nationwide for now, it deserves a higher profile, broader notice and a viewing from start to finish. It’s an essential parable of human gullibility. How much can people be talked into and how readily will they defer to an authority figure of sufficient craft and cunning? “Compliance” gives chilling answers. Made on a modest budget and set during one shift at a fictional fast-food restaurant called ChickWich, it imagines that the
manager, a dowdy, middle-aged woman, gets a call from someone who falsely claims to be a police officer. (I haven’t spoiled much yet but am about to, at least for anyone unfamiliar with the real-life events on which “Compliance” is based.) The “officer” on the phone tells the manager that he has evidence that a young female employee of hers just stole money from a customer’s purse. Because the cops can’t get to the restaurant for a while, he says, the manager must detain the employee herself in a back room. He instructs her to check the young woman’s pockets and handbag for the stolen money. When that doesn’t turn up anything, he uses a mix of threats and praise to persuade her to do a strip-search. And that’s just the start. The manager’s boyfriend later assumes the duties of watching over the detained employee. Cajoled and coached by the voice on the phone, he makes her do those jumping jacks, which are meant to dislodge any hidden loot. By the time he leaves the back room, he’s also been persuaded to spank and then sexually assault her. Preposterous, right? But the details in the movie are more or less consistent with an incident at a McDonald’s in Kentucky in 2004. And that incident was part of a series of hoaxes in which a prank caller manipulated workers at McDonald’s fran-
chises and at other fast-food restaurants into the kind of invasive, abusive behavior depicted in the movie. History has amply documented the human capacity for cruelty and quickness to exploit vulnerability, and “Compliance” touches on those themes. But it has even more to say about the human capacity for credulousness, along with obedience. People routinely buy into outlandish claims that calm particular anxieties, fill given needs or affirm preferred worldviews. Religions and wrinkle-cream purveyors alike depend on that. And someone like Todd Akin, the antihero of last week’s news, illustrates it to a T. The notion that a raped woman can miraculously foil and neutralize sperm is a good 10 times crazier than anything in “Compliance,” but it dovetails beautifully with his obvious wish — and the wishes of likeminded extremists — for an abortion prohibition with no exceptions. So he embraces it. People also routinely elect trust over skepticism because it’s easier, more convenient. Saddam Hussein is stockpiling weapons of mass destruction; the climate isn’t changing; Barack Obama’s birth certificate is forged; Mitt Romney didn’t pay taxes for 10 years. To varying degrees, all of these were or are articles of faith, unverifiable or eventually knocked down. People nonetheless accepted them because the alternative
Peninsula Voices results in more members of I have had the good for- the community being represented and creates a tune to know Max Mania more balanced and a over the past couple of healthier community. years. Change is not easy for He is a person who truly cares for the community in most of us, but if we are to which he lives and demon- move forward and not run amok by doing only things strates this by serving on that make us comfortable, the Port Angeles City then we will never become Council. the city that we could be. He gives unselfishly of Port Angeles needs to his time and talents to all open the door a crack to a of us. more progressive way of I appreciate having diversity on the City Coun- thinking. There are many examcil. Max has an open mind and has not lacked courage ples of cities that have broken through these barriers when he felt he needed to go out on a limb to express and have blossomed as a result. a different view than the Being open to change is majority on hot topics. at the heart of this transThe expression of differing points of view formation every time, and
it takes people with a good heart and a good mind in positions of leadership to inspire and engage the citizens to make it happen. I have the highest regard for Max Mania and support him as a member of our city’s government. Carol L. Gentry, Port Angeles
Nov. 6 election “Winning office in 1932, Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt saved America from economic ruin. “Many problems had been caused or exacerbated by more than a decade of Republican rule, which had enabled and catered to the wealthiest few at the
meant confronting outright mendacity from otherwise respected authorities, trading the calm of certainty for the disquiet of doubt, or potentially hunkering down to the hard work of muddling through the elusive truth of things. Better simply to be told what’s what. As Craig Zobel, the writer and director of “Compliance,” said to me on the phone: “We can’t be on guard all the time. In order to have a pleasant life, you have to be able to trust that people are who they say they are. “And if you questioned everything you heard, you’d never get anything done.” It’s infinitely more efficient to follow a chosen leader and walk in lock step with a chosen tribe. In fact, what’s most distinctive about the current presidential election and our political culture isn’t their negativity — though that’s plenty noteworthy and worrisome — but how unconditionally so many partisans back their side’s every edict, plaint and stratagem. Some of them behave, in a smaller and less sinister way, as characters in “Compliance” do. They surrender to and accept instructions from a designated leader rather than examining each new assertion on its own merits, for its own accuracy. They submit, nudged along by emphatic oratory, slick advertising, facts thoroughly massaged and lies smoothly told. “Compliance” charts the mechanisms and progress of
OUR READERS’ LETTERS, FAXES expense of everyone and everything else. “Republican policies had increased corruption and ultimately and inevitably caused a stock market crash, bank closures, and losses of people’s life savings, an economic collapse, and the Great Depression (http://messenger.cjcmp. org/roosevelt.html).” Sound familiar? Generations that did not learn from history were destined to repeat the same idiocy. In year 2000, G. W. Bush was elected president of the United States of America. He is the worst president in our history and an international embarrassment. Winning office in 2008,
mind control. The “officer” introduces himself with utter confidence, sure of himself and unambiguous about the necessary course of action. He expresses sympathy, telling his human puppets that he knows how confusing and difficult everything he’s asking of them must seem. He doles out compliments and rebukes, establishing himself as someone who sits rightfully in a position of judgment. He insists that he’s mindful of their self-interest: “You need to listen to me for your own sake.” And he grows bolder in studied increments, knowing that once a person has decided to believe you, he or she is more likely to continue to, because to rebel at a late juncture is to admit that you’ve been duped all along. At a certain point you’re psychologically invested in fealty. At a certain point a spanking is no longer outside the realm of possibility. After the restaurant’s manager and employees realize that the “officer” was nothing of the sort, the manager defensively tells a journalist: “He had an answer every time that I asked a question.” The great hucksters do, and that’s why we should all bear in mind something that the journalist subsequently asks her. “It never occurred to you,” he says, “to think twice?” ________ Frank Bruni is a columnist for the New York Times.
Democratic President Barack H. Obama saved America from economic ruin. Many problems had been caused or exacerbated by nearly a decade of Republican rule, which had enabled and catered to the wealthiest few at the expense of everyone and everything else . . . but I repeat myself. We are slowly coming back from the precipice. As the election draws near, the specter of another pair of Republican ideologues is horrifying. The Republican vision of America is more wealth for the wealthy, enslaved women and a huge, desperate labor pool of former middle-class Americans.
Romney has all the training and experience necessary from Bain Capital to do just that. Romney and Paul Ryan are religious fundamentalists who want to decide your fate. Think about it. Vote, Obama, Inslee, Kilmer, Van De Wege and Tharinger. Bill Lowman, Sequim EDITOR’S NOTE: Jay Inslee is running for governor, Derek Kilmer for U.S. representative for the 6th Congressional District and Kevin Van De Wege and Steve Tharinger for the 24th District in the state House of Representatives. All are Democrats.
Rain or shine, fishing excuses bend logic THAT WAS SOME pretty good fishing we had for a while this summer. There was a good run of Pat king salmon, Neal steelhead and bluebacks. For a while, it was just like the old days, when everyone could get their fill of fish. Everyone seems to know the reason for poor fishing — environmental degradation, nylon pollution and, of course, the government, but no one can ever seem to come up with an adequate explanation of why, after a century of managing our salmon like drunken sailors, there is one fish left. Fortunately for now, the
fishing has cooled off. Now we can go back to a more familiar pastime — making excuses for the poor fishing. It’s not like I just got up in the morning and forgot how to catch a fish. Sometimes, the fish just don’t want to get caught. Maybe it’s an instinct, like they don’t want to die or something. Or maybe it’s the Indian theory — if the salmon are disrespected, they will not return. Whatever the reason, these intervals of poor fishing cannot only help us appreciate the days we caught fish but teach us ways to think up new excuses for failure. Fishing excuses generally run into two main categories: the physical and metaphysical. Fishing excuses allow for the wide range of changing conditions for which the modern angler must make excuses.
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I fish in the Hoh River, which is famous for as much as 200 some odd inches of rain a year. This abundant rainfall not only grows some of the world’s largest trees but also provides a year-round excuse for not catching any fish. For example, right now it is not raining. The river is low, and the fish are not going to run up out of the ocean until we get some rain. Instead of rain, right now we have sunshine. That is one of the greatest fishing excuses ever made: Sunshine warms the water, and when the water gets too warm, the fish don’t bite. Not only that, the sun can get in your eyes. Having the sun in your eyes is one of the greatest excuses for fishing or any other activity. Blaming sunshine opens the door to a whole new world of
metaphysical fishing excuses where but for a simple planetary alignment, you would not be such a failure. Remember, it is not your fault you cannot catch a fish. It is an out-of-control planetary gas bag that has conspired to ruin our lives. Unfortunately, weather-is-toonice-for-fishing excuses only work until the weather changes. Once we get some rain — and you know sure as shootin’ it is going to happen — we will be able to employ a whole new set of fishing excuses. For one thing, who in their right mind wants to fish in the rain? The water gets too dirty, and the fish cannot see the gear, so how could you expect to catch anything when it is raining? No, the seasoned angler will wait for the water to drop.
This is when a whole new kit of excuses must be employed. Let’s say you are on a river that is swarming with salmon, but you cannot catch one. There could be many reasons for this, such as atmospheric pressure, the stage of the moon, or your line is rotten. Feel free to use any of these excuses. I have used them all at one time or another, and they seem to work. The only fishing excuse that doesn’t work here is: “I didn’t go.” ________ Pat Neal is a fishing guide and “wilderness gossip columnist.” Neal can be reached at 360683-9867 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Neal’s column appears here every Wednesday.
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Recording fee changes for documents New expenses to go into effect in September BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PATTY ROSAND Clallam County auditor not real-property-related or $72 for the first page if the document is real propertyrelated, and $73 for deeds of trust for the first page, with each additional page $1. Recording staff will assess the fee based on MARGARET MCKENZIE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS either the document title or the appearance of a legal PPRECIATING OL UC ALLS description and/or parcel number on the first page of A young couple enjoy a view of Sol Duc Falls from the bridge in Olympic National Park the document to be recorded. west of Port Angeles on Saturday morning. The parking lot was full at the trailhead, and “We have provided title the park is reporting a banner season this summer. companies, surveyors, attorneys and other entities that record documents on a regular basis written notice and a list of documents that will be affected,” Rosand said. Real estate documents 1 Heron Road. ferson County Superior 1:30 p.m. today. with no fee are assignments The meeting at Linklet- Court judicial candidates It is open to the public. of deed of trusts, substituter Hall at Olympic MediTo RSVP, phone Peggy Keith Harper and Peggy tion of trustee, appointment cal Center, 939 Caroline Reep at 360-385-4953. Ann Bierbaum will speak of trustee and resignation St., in Port Angeles is to Peninsula Daily News to the Republic Women of and appointment of trustee. consider a Lawson software Jefferson County at Assignments or substiagreement. How’s the fishing? 11:30 a.m. Thursday, PORT ANGELES — tutions of previously Lee Horton reports. Sept. 13. recorded deeds of trust or Olympic Medical Center Fridays in GOP women meet The meeting will be at documents recording a commissioners will conduct P ENINSULA DAILY NEWS PORT LUDLOW — Jef- the Inn at Port Ludlow, birth, marriage, divorce or a special meeting at death are exempted from a recording fee under state law.
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OMC plans special meet this afternoon
________ Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsula dailynews.com.
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PORT ANGELES — Recording fees for most real estate documents will increase beginning in September, but fees for many non-real estate recordings will be reduced, said Patty Rosand, Clallam County auditor. A new law dealing with the fees required to record real estate and other legal documents came out of the 2012 legislative session. “We will have the new fees posted in our office and on our website, www. clallam.net, for citizens to view by Sept. 1,” Rosand said. A new $40 fee applies only to those documents that are related to real property — anything that has a parcel number or legal description of the property, Rosand said. At the same time, the Legislature cut one of the surcharges collected to support housing and shelter programs for homeless people from $62 to $32. It will be helpful to people recording non-property documents, Rosand said “Auditors from around the state have felt that some people are not recording their documents because the fees are so high,” she said. The most common documents will cost $32 for the first page if the document is
“We will have the new fees posted in our office and on our website, www. clallam.net, for citizens to view by Sept. 1.”
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CELEBRATING HIS 92ND Retired Coast Guard Capt. Warren Mitchell sits in his Port Angeles home last Thursday, his 92nd birthday. Mitchell, who retired from the Coast Guard in 1970, served as commanding officer of the Port Angeles air station from 1963-1965 and has served as pilot of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for the service. He is also a member of the Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl, an organization of retired Coast Guard aviators. Among his activities in retirement, he is a member and past president of the Port Angeles Rotary Club, and was the Clallam County representative to the state Ferry Advisory Board for 30 years until 2010.
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Still no QB decision
Reunited 50 years Leach yet to name after a a starter good run BY NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SOME GOLFING ROUGHRIDERS got together as part of their 50th high school reunion this past weekend Murray Gwynn, Danny Michael Fey and Ed Carman Hooper, seniors on the 1962 Port Angeles Golf team that finished second in state, gathered with classmates to sit and bull over past shenanigans. But first they connected over some golf. The trio, along with former classmate Jeff Button, who passed away in the intervening years, and junior Jeff Dunlap, were quite the team at the time, with every player able to shoot consistently in the low 70s and on occasion mosey into the 60s. “Our coach at that time was Marv Cross, and he set up matches all over the state, and if I recall, we had 17 and never lost a match,” Gwynn said. The Port Angeles team was able to take advantage of some easier travel for the first time that season: The opening of the Hood Canal Bridge the previous August helped shave some time off of trips. Gwynn recalled taking on Everett in their first match of the season. “Everett hadn’t lost a match in seven years, and we beat them to get the season off successfully,” Gwynn said. They faced other teams from Olympia, Bremerton, Shelton and, of course, Port Townsend, even though Gwynn said they didn’t take the Redskins seriously. “We were so cocky, we had a second team to play against some teams like Port Townsend,” he joked. The team qualified for the state tournament, which at the time was a one-day 18-hole collective score team event. Washington high school athletics didn’t classify schools by size back then, so all teams regardless of student size competed for each title, similar to Hickory High in the movie “Hoosiers.” Port Angeles had the lead late but ended up losing out on the state championship trophy. “Wilson [High School] of Tacoma beat us for the title; you don’t forget those things,” Gwynn said. Gwynn, who summers on the Olympic Peninsula, and Fey, who spends the warm months in Cathlamet, both snowbird down in Arizona. Calling the Grand Canyon state “golf paradise,” Gwynn mentioned both the quality of the nearby courses and the level of ability of many of the players, citing one course with nearly 15 professional players list as their home course. Hooper, who resides in Georgia, lost contact with his buddies but reconnected with Gwynn about eight years ago. “He found me somehow, and I’m excited to see him after 50 years,” Gwynn said before the reunion. The trio planned to play Peninsula Golf Course in Port Angeles last Friday before reunion events started. “He and I have been swapping old stories about the golf team via email, and I’m sure we will have a lot more [in person],” Gwynn said.
Three events in PT Three September events have been planned for Port Townsend Golf Course. The 16th annual Port Townsend Elks Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8. I compile the annual graduation scholarship tab for the paper, and I know the Elks do a tremendous amount for local high school graduates (and others in the community), and this tourney will support a number of positive outcomes. TURN
SPOKANE — New Washington State football coach Mike Leach declined to reveal Tuesday whether veteran Jeff Tuel or sophomore Connor Halliday will start in Thursday night’s season opener at BYU. “Both are playing really well,” Leach said. “They both are very similar in how they play.” First Game T h e depth chart Thursday for the vs. BYU game lists at Provo, Utah either Tuel Time: 7 p.m. or Halliday On TV: ESPN as the starter. Leach said last Saturday that if the game were to be played that day, Tuel would start. Tuel also took the majority of reps with the first team during training camp. Tuel threw for 2,780 yards with 18 touchdowns as a sophomore, the one season he stayed healthy. He missed most of last season with a shoulder injury. Halliday stood out as his replacement until a lacerated liver ended his season. Leach won’t be rotating both quarterbacks. “I can’t think of very many people who have done a good job of that,” Leach said. “With rare exceptions, I can’t think of many teams that were very good at it.” Quarterbacks need to get into the rhythm of a game, and they see and evaluate the field better as a game goes on, he said. Leach sat out the past two seasons after he was fired at Texas Tech, and the game at BYU, which is his alma mater, marks a return to the sidelines.
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Jeff Tuel, above, is competing with Connor Halliday for the starting quarterback position at Washington State. Cougars coach Mike Leach has yet to name a starter for Thursday’s opener against BYU.
Cougars He has admitted to being a bit nervous about being rusty. “I’m anxious about the first game, too,” Leach said. To prepare, Leach called plays from the sidelines during practices to simulate game situations. Leach said he has seen plenty of film of BYU. “We’ve watched 13 games’ worth, to the point where we’re really not interested in seeing blue Cougars,” Leach said. “We’re only interested in seeing red Cougars.”
This being the eclectic Leach, he also has admitted to being impressed by the surfing skills of BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall. “Probably one of the more interesting things about Bronco is that he’s a really good surfer, and so getting some points of view from him on that subject is interesting,” Leach said. “Bronco’s an interesting guy and does a lot of interesting things. I’d be more interested in talking to him about surfing than football at this point.” Leach took Texas Tech to 10 bowl games in his 10 seasons before he was fired in a controversy involving a player with
a concussion. He was hired by Washington State last November to replace the fired Paul Wulff. Leach said the offensive line has shown the most improvement since he has been with the Cougars. “I think it’s also the area where we had the most room to grow,” Leach said. “We’ve got a lot of really young guys, kind of young unsung guys that I didn’t know that we necessarily would be talking about that are in the mix.” Washington State went 9-40 in four seasons under Wulff, including 4-8 last year.
Wilson excited for chance to start Seahawk will be one of 5 rookies starting at QB BY TIM BOOTH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
RENTON — Russell Wilson walked on the sun-drenched practice field Monday as the freshly minted starter for the Seattle Seahawks. To Wilson, even though he had a new title, nothing had changed from the previous month of a training camp where he went from being the “other guy” lumped in a three-way quarterback competition to the clear-cut winner. Wilson was named the Seahawks’ starting QB on Sunday night after beating out Matt Flynn for the job and seeing incumbent Tarvaris Jackson traded to Buffalo for a future draft pick. The decision means that Wilson will be one of five rookies to start at quarterback in the regular season, joining Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck, Washington’s Robert Griffin III, Miami’s Ryan Tannehill and Cleveland’s Brandon Weeden. But those other four were all first-round picks. Luck and Griffin were expected to be the starters since draft day. Tannehill’s hopes were buoyed by an injury to David Garrard, while Weeden didn’t face the stiffest competition for the Browns’ starting job. Wilson? The idea of the third-round pick out of Wiscon-
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Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson’s maturity and leadership skills helped him get the promotion to Seahawks’ starter. against South Carolina. Wilson became the starter the next week against Clemson, started the final 50 games of his college career, and will continue that streak when the regular $10 million man season begins, fulfilling a goal Seattle didn’t guarantee Wilson set when he was taken $10 million to Flynn as part of a by the Seahawks (No. 22 in the three-year deal for the hottest AP Pro32) back in April. free agent QB not named Manning, only to stick him on the Competitive passer bench, right? “This is an extremely comWrong. petitive person and it drives him The last time Wilson wasn’t a in the way he prepares,” Seattle starting quarterback: the first coach Pete Carroll said. “He just tirelessly works at it game of his redshirt freshman season at North Carolina State as he worked through the sum-
sin earning the starting job was thought to be a stretch and that his task was to compete with Jackson for the backup job to Flynn.
mertime, he was here throughout. “He’s the last guy to get out of the building. He has done everything he could possibly do to get ready. “But you tack all that along with his marvelous natural football intelligence he has, he has great savvy for the game, and there is a lot of things that he does that you can’t coach.” Barring an injury against Oakland on Thursday night, Wilson will become just the third rookie drafted outside of the first round to start a season opener in the last decade. TURN
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Area Sports 2012 Peninsula Junior Rodeo PeeWee All Around Saddle â€“ Amelia Hermann (Port Angeles) Jr Girls All Around Saddle â€“ Ally Billings (Sequim) Jr Girls Reserve Champion â€“ Kaitlyn Meek (Port Townsend) Jr Boys Reserve Champion â€“ Jake Warren (Spokane) Sr Girls All Around Saddle â€“ Anne Meek (Port Townsend) Sr Girls Reserve Champion â€“ Emily VanAusdle (Port Angeles) Buckaroo Goat Undecorating â€“ 6th â€“ Avery Martin Buckaroo Goat Cal Stake â€“ 6th â€“ Avery Martin PeeWee Goat Tail Tying â€“ 1st place Buckle â€“ Rhett Wilson, 2nd â€“ Amelia Hermann PeeWee Barrel Racing â€“ 2nd â€“ Amelia Hermann, 6th â€“ Sierra Ballou PeeWee Poles â€“ 4th â€“ Rhett Wilson PeeWee Dummy Roping â€“ 1st place Buckle â€“ Amelia Hermann PeeWee Flags â€“ 1st place Buckle â€“ Amelia Hermann PeeWee Trail â€“ 3rd â€“ Amelia Hermann, 5th â€“ Sierra Ballou Jr Girls Goat Tying â€“ 1st place Buckle â€“ Kaitlyn Meek , 2nd â€“ Saydee Hermann Jr Girls Barrel Racing â€“ 2nd â€“ Ally Billings, 3rd â€“ Kaitlyn Meek Jr Girls Poles â€“ 1st place Buckle â€“ Ally Billings, 4th â€“ Jai-Lynn Taylor Jr Girls Steer Daubing â€“ 1st place Buckle â€“ Saydee Hermann, 3rd â€“ Ally Billings Jr Girls Flags â€“ 1st place â€“ Ally Billings, 6th â€“ Saydee Hermann Jr Girls Trail â€“ 1st place â€“ Kaitlyn Meek, 4th â€“ Jai-Lynn Taylor Jr Boys Goat Tying â€“ 2nd â€“ Colton Barnett, 4th â€“ Jake Warren Jr Boys Steer Riding â€“ 2nd â€“ Jake Warren Jr Boys Steer Daubing â€“ 5th â€“ Colton Barnett Jr Boys Breakaway Roping â€“ 3rd â€“ Jake Warren Jr Boys Flags â€“ 4th â€“ Jake Warren Jr Boys Trail â€“ 1st place â€“ Jake Warren, 4th â€“ Colton Barnett Sr Girls Barrel Racing â€“ 4th â€“ Anne Meek Sr Girls Goat Tying â€“ 2nd â€“ Anne Meek Sr Girls Ribbon Bulldogging â€“ 4th â€“ Anne Meek Sr Girls Poles â€“ 2nd â€“ Emily VanAusdle, 4th â€“ Anne Meek Sr Girls Flags â€“ 1st place â€“ Emily VanAusdle Sr Girls Trail â€“ 2nd â€“ Reilly Reed, 3rd â€“ Anne Meek, 5th â€“ Emily VanAusdle Sr Boys Flags â€“ 4th â€“ Wyatt Billings
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Winners of the all-around saddles at the 2012 Peninsula Junior Rodeo at the Clallam County Fairgrounds last weekend were Anne Meek of Port Townsend, from left, Amelia Hermann of Port Angeles and Ally Billings of Sequim. Meek captured the Senior Girls saddle while Hermann claimed the PeeWee saddle
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Causes of Hearing Loss Hearing loss is a problem that can develop at any time. Most often, it is gradual. You may not realize for several years that this problem is affecting you because it develops so slowly that at first it may be barely noticeable. Hearing loss can inhibit your ability to experience sounds and voices around you.
Factors that may affect or cause adult hearing loss: Long-term exposure to noise, Heredity, Illness, Injury, and Ear Wax.
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Your Hearing Care Professional has a great deal of information. They will be able to provide you with the best solution.
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