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Healthy Living, our quarter quarterly magazine devoted to your better health, runs the gamut today: from running through the muck to the more serious topic of diabetes prevention. Look for Healthy Living â€” along with Peninsula Spotlight entertainment magazine â€” inside todayâ€™s Peninsula Daily News. volume 8,
â€˜This place is pure adventureâ€™
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Executive Director Jake Seniuk will lead his final Art Ranger tour this Saturday.
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Carlsborg refinding its future
n this part of the world, the spring-into-summer time intoxicates. The emerald forest canopy blossoms looking luscious as fruit â€” they beckon to passers-by all over the North Olympic Peninsula. And a most enchantALSO . . . ing place in Port Angeâ– 23-year les, to lovers of art and arts center nature, is the deep green director refuge known as Webster Seniuk Woods. reflects/A7 This is the 5-acre art park outside the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, a place flowering now with new growth and fresh art. The 13th season of Art Outside â€” the display of mixed-media creations integrated into the woods â€” opens Saturday with a public party with the artists from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and an Art Ranger tour at 2 p.m. with Jake Seniuk, the centerâ€™s executive director. The tour is a revelation: of the forest, the meadow, 100 pieces from past Art Outside seasons and, thanks to the recent work of 18 artists, the new crop.
Building permit applications resume BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
CARLSBORG â€” Now that Carlsborg is back in the good graces of the state Growth Management Act, Clallam County officials are zeroed in on building the long-awaited sewer and water reuse project for the unincorporated community west of Sequim. A state Growth Management Hearings Board on June 4 dismissed its 2008 finding of noncompliance and invalidity for the Carlsborg urban growth area that prevented business from expanding. Clallam Countyâ€™s interim zoning controls, which restricted new development during the appeals process, automatically expired in 10 days.
â€˜Itâ€™s all overâ€™ â€œItâ€™s all over,â€? Commissioner Mike Chapman said in a joint meeting with Clallam County Public Utility District officials Tuesday. â€œThe order of invalidity has been lifted. The 10 days have passed. The way the ordinance was written, someone can walk in today and start their permit application.â€? The county still plans to build a $15.6 million Class A wastewater treatment and water reuse system for the hamlet of 867 residents on the west side of the Dungeness River. TURN
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Shelton artist â€” and avowed tree-hugger â€” Barbara De Pirro finished her artwork, â€œRoots and Vines,â€? this week in Webster Woods. Sheâ€™s one of 18 artists whose work opens the season in the Port Angeles Fine Arts Centerâ€™s art park Saturday.
Itâ€™s an exploration of art and nature together â€” and it is Seniukâ€™s swan song, as heâ€™s retiring July 1 after 23 years. This week, he looked inside the centerâ€™s guestbook, where a May entry reflects the effect these woods can have. â€œThis place,â€? Cindy White of Port Angeles wrote, â€œis pure adventure.â€? June, with its Art Outside activity, is Seniukâ€™s favorite time of year. He hails his last season opener with his usual enthusiasm, marveling at the parkâ€™s lushness. One creation newly nestled among the trees is â€œThe Circle Completed,â€? a kind of three-dimensional architectural drawing made of wood. Vashon Island artist Matthew Oldsâ€™ sculpture looks unfinished, like the bones of a stage, Seniuk said. TURN
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Sequim City Engineer David Garlington points out the features of one of three building schemes proposed for a Sequim Civic Center on West Cedar Street.
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SEQUIM â€” Now that the city has basic design options on paper, Sequim events planner Pat Johansen has volunteered to coordinate a campaign to generate voter support for a sales tax to finance construction of a new police station. â€œI have a number of people who have stepped up or said they would be willing to help,â€? Johansen said, adding that she hopes to have a campaign committee of eight to 10 Sequim volunteers by next week to help her inform the
community about Proposition 1 on the Aug. 7 ballot. â€œI hope to put together a speakers group that would include some of theâ€? City Council members, she said. Those speakers, Johansen said, would approach civic groups and organizations to give them the facts about the proposal.
to a $10 purchase. Sequim now has the highest sales tax rate in Clallam County at 8.6 percent. The August measure, if approved by voters, would raise it to 8.7 percent. Clallam County sales taxes everywhere except Sequim are now at a rate of 8.4 percent. Jefferson County now has the highest sales tax rate on the North Details of proposal Olympic Peninsula at 9 percent. The new Sequim tax would genIf approved by voters, Proposi- erate about $240,000 per year to tion 1 would raise sales tax col- pay for the construction of the new lected within the city by one-tenth police station, city officials said. of 1 percent. The increase would add 1 cent TURN TO SEQUIM/A6
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Newsmakers Celebrity scoop ■ By The Associated Press
Drake denies taking part in N.Y. brawl A REPRESENTATIVE FOR Drake said the hiphop star was on his way out of a Manhattan nightclub when a brawl began between Chris Brown and others. A statement released Thursday said Drake did not engage in activity that Brown resulted in injury to a person or property. Neither star was at the scene when police arrived at around Drake 4 a.m. Thursday. It’s not clear what prompted the fight. Both Brown and Drake at one time dated singer Rihanna. Police said five people suffered injuries in the
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Actress Pamela Anderson waves while visiting the international art show Art 43 Basel in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday. Art 43 Basel features more than 300 leading art galleries from all continents. Contemporary artwork by more than 2,500 artists will be on display through Sunday. fight at club W.I.P., where people from both entourages were tossing bottles. Police were looking at surveillance footage and talking to patrons who witnessed the melee. They said three women and two men were injured, but no arrests had been made as of Thursday.
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Brown tweeted a photo of himself with a cut chin, then later removed it, as well as other messages about the fight, including epithets and taunts. The other injuries were mostly minor cuts. A representative for Brown did not return a message seeking comment.
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F. HERBERT BORMANN, 90, a plant ecologist whose research with colleagues on a swath of New Hampshire forest in 1971 documented a new environmental horror in the United States — acid rain — died June 7 at his home in North Branford, Conn. The cause was complications of a lung infection, his daughter Rebecca Bormann said. Dr. Bormann and his team of scientists discovered the threat of acid rain in a small watershed in the White Mountains, where they had gone to analyze chemical interactions in the area’s ecosystem. They found rain and other precipitation to be much more acidic than expected. Over the next few years, they tested rain throughout the Eastern United States and found that acidity had increased 100 percent to 1,000 percent since the early 1950s. The scientists traced the acidity to sulfur dioxide emissions and various
nitrogen oxides from faraway smokestacks. The gases are converted to sulfuric acid and nitric acid in the air. Dr. Bormann and his team detailed some of the pernicious effects of acid rain, including reduced forest growth and fish kills, in Science magazine in 1974. Their laboratory experiments showed that tomato plants, birch leaves and pine needles were damaged when misted with acid water, confirming similar conclusions reached in Sweden. American factories and power plants had some success in preventing visible particles of pollution from being spewed into the atmosphere, but Dr. Bormann and his team found that the new pollution-control gear did not prevent the emission of acidic gases. Moreover, the solid particles, when they were being emitted, had helped
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neutralize the acids. Another factor behind the increase in acid rain was that smokestacks were being built much taller, some up to a quarter of a mile, and thus dispersing pollution over wider areas. In effect, a solution to local soot problems had helped lead to regional acid rain problems. Congress consulted Dr. Bormann’s work on all of this when it moved to regulate acid rain in the Clean Air Act of 1990.
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■ Pat John’s last name was misspelled in a report that began on Page A1 of Thursday’s Clallam County edition on accused double-murderer Patrick Drum. John is a family friend of one of the victims.
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1937 (75 years ago) Fourteen young men from Clallam County will spend a full month at Camp Lewis during July in the Civilian Military Training Camps, said American Legion Cmdr. William J. Conniff of Port Angeles. There is no obligation for future military service. The government provides transportation to and from camp, board, lodging, medical attention, uniforms, equipment, arms and laundry. Parents will be invited to visit their sons during Visitors Day, when they “will note the soldierly bearing, the order, the neatness and sanitation required from all,” according to an American Legion brochure.
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Co. of Port Angeles has started work on repairs and improvements to the marina at the mouth of the Quillayute River in LaPush. Subcontractor Columbia River Marine Dredge Co. of Vancouver, Wash., has begun dredging accumulated river silt from the marina using a 10-inch dredge pipe. Also included in the Port of Port Angeles general contract paid with federal funds is construction of a bulkhead to divert the river silt. Because of silt coming down the river, particularly during periods of high water, boats in the marina sometimes go aground during low tides.
while preparing a television documentary. Rather and a CBS crew taped a discussion with vets at the Family Counseling Center in Port Angeles at, which about 60 from around the North Olympic Peninsula attended. “Frankly,” Rather said, “we were told a good crosssection of veterans live here — some vets who are well on the way in the healing process, and others not doing well, others not coping.”
LAST NIGHT’S LOTTERY results are available 1987 (25 years ago) on a timely basis by phonCBS-TV anchorman Dan ing, toll-free, 800-545-7510 Rather stayed in the Penin- or on the Internet at www. sula homes of some Vietnam walottery.com/Winning Numbers. War veterans last week
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TODAY IS FRIDAY, June 15, the 167th day of 2012. There are 199 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On June 15, 1775, the Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to appoint George Washington head of the Continental Army. On this date: ■ In 1215, England’s King John put his seal to Magna Carta (“the Great Charter”) at Runnymede. ■ In 1219, forces led by King Valdemar II of Denmark defeated the Estonians in the Battle of Lyndanisse. ■ In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state.
■ In 1849, James Polk, the 11th president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tenn. ■ In 1864, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton signed an order establishing a military burial ground, which became Arlington National Cemetery. ■ In 1902, the 20th Century Limited, an express passenger train between New York and Chicago, began service. The Limited made its last run in December 1967. ■ In 1904, more than 1,000 people died when fire erupted aboard the steamboat General Slocum in New York’s East River. ■ In 1962, Students for a Democratic Society, at the conclusion of
a five-day convention in Michigan, issued the Port Huron Statement, calling for disarmament, enfranchisement of “publicly disinherited groups” and social change. ■ In 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the northern Philippines exploded in one of the biggest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century, killing about 800 people. ■ In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle, relying on a faulty flash card, erroneously instructed Trenton, N.J., sixth-grade student William Figueroa to spell “potato” as “potatoe” during a spelling bee. ■ Ten years ago: An asteroid with a diameter of between 50 and 120 yards narrowly missed the Earth by 75,000 miles — less than
a third of the distance to the moon. ■ Five years ago: During his ethics trial, a tearful Mike Nifong announced he would resign as district attorney of Durham County, N.C., after admitting he’d made improper statements about three Duke University lacrosse players who were once charged with raping a stripper. The players were later declared innocent by state prosecutors. ■ One year ago: The Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 7 of the finals; angry, drunken Vancouver, B.C., fans ran wild, setting cars on fire and looting stores.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Nationwide manhunt is on for surgeon
Pictures found in home
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A state investigator says authorities identified some of Jerry Sandusky’s alleged abuse victims through pictures and lists seized from his home and office. BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Anthony Sassano, an investisearch for a trauma surgeon gator with the state Attorney and former military weapons General’s Office, also testified expert who disappeared after the shooting death of his ex-girl- Thursday that Penn State Unifriend in a Buffalo hospital versity was “not very quick” in escalated into a nationwide getting investigators informamanhunt Thursday, with tion as part of the probe. authorities warning that he Earlier Thursday, one of the could be armed and dangerous. alleged victims testified that the A pickformer Penn State assistant up order for football coach called himself the Timothy “tickle monster” while lathering Jorden, 49, his back and embracing him in has been an on-campus shower. transmitted Another accuser, now a memto every ber of the Army National local, state Guard, described sleepovers at and federal Sandusky’s home that included law enforcethe ex-coach rubbing his body. ment office Jorden in the $235,000 to raise baby nation, Buffalo Police CommisWASHINGTON — For sioner Daniel Derenda said. The $235,000, you could indulge in a search for Jorden, now in its shiny new Ferrari — or raise a second day, includes officials with the FBI, Customs and Bor- child for 17 years. A government report der Protection, and the U.S. released Thursday found that a Marshals Service. Police were confident Jorden middle-income family with a hadn’t crossed into Canada, but child born last year will spend that much in child-related Derenda said they do not know where he is or might be headed. expenses through age 17. The Agriculture DepartThe search for Jorden began ment’s Center for Nutrition PolWednesday morning when icy and Promotion said housing 33-year-old Jacqueline Wisniewski was found shot to death is the single largest expense, averaging about $70,500, or 30 in a stairwell at the Erie percent of the total cost. County Medical Center, where she and Jorden both worked. The Associated Press
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Egyptian protesters shout anti-military rule slogans in front of soldiers guarding in front of Egypt’s highest court, which dissolved the Islamlist-led parliament Thursday.
Hard-liners dissolve Egyptian parliament Judges loyal to old regime erase democratic progress BY HAMZA HENDAWI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Briefly: World exhausted she was after her trip from Asia. It was not known how her apparent exhaustion BEIRUT — Smoldering would affect buildings, looted shops, smashed her schedule, cars and a strong stench of which includes Suu Kyi death greeted U.N. observers who entered the nearly deserted delivering her Syrian town of Haffa on Thurs- Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo on Saturday. day, a day after President Suu Kyi looked pale as she Bashar Assad’s forces overran it took questions Thursday alongas part of an offensive to recover side Foreign Minister Didier rebel-controlled territories. Burkhalter in the Swiss capital. The observers had been tryAfter a few minutes, she ing to get into the town for a pressed a finger to her lips and week after fears were raised that a brutal assault by regime motioned to an aide, who rushed to her side with a bag. She then forces was under way. They found the main hospital burned, bent over and threw up before being escorted out of the room. state buildings and an office of the ruling Baath party in ruins, and a corpse lying in the street. Merkel resists big steps “A strong stench of dead bodMILAN — A growing numies was in the air,” said Sausan ber of European countries are Ghosheh, spokeswoman for the being squeezed by a financial U.N. observers. She said there vise days before a Greek elecwas still fighting in some pocktion that could escalate the ets of the mountainous town in political and economic turmoil. the seaside province of Latakia. The rise of Italian and SpanThe number of casualties ish borrowing costs to alarming was unclear, Ghosheh said. levels Thursday heaped pressure on leaders to prevent a Nobelist falls ill on trip debt crisis from engulfing its BERN, Switzerland — A rock largest countries. German Chancellor Angela star welcome greeted Aung San Merkel opposed solutions that Suu Kyi, 66, as she embarked on her first trip to Europe in 24 many experts are pushing that would increase costs for Berlin. years. But after standing ovaMerkel has found herself isotions, speeches and receptions, it all became too much, and she lated from the leaders of Spain, Italy and France, who want the fell ill Thursday during a news 17 countries in the euro curconference in Switzerland. The 66-year-old Nobel Peace rency union to bind their governments’ finances and debt. Prize laureate became sick The Associated Press shortly after saying how
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CAIRO — Judges appointed by Hosni Mubarak dissolved the Islamist-dominated parliament Thursday and ruled that Mubarak’s former prime minister can stand in the presidential runoff this weekend — setting the stage for the military and remnants of the old regime to stay in power. The rulings effectively erase any progress from the year’s troubled transition, leaving Egypt with no parliament and concentrating rule more firmly in the hands of generals who took power after Mubarak’s ouster. The fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood, which stands to lose the most from the rulings, vowed to rally against the military and former prime minister Ahmed
Shafiq, the candidate seen as a favorite of the generals and a symbol of Mubarak’s rule. As night fell, a crowd was rapidly growing in Cairo’s Shafiq Tahrir Square, birthplace of the uprising that toppled Mubarak last year. Brotherhood leader Mohammed el-Beltagy said the rulings amounted to a “full-fledged coup.”
An Egypt ‘I will not accept’ “This is the Egypt that Shafiq and the military council want and which I will not accept no matter how dear the price is,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
The decisions were a blow to the Brotherhood. In elections last year — Egypt’s first democratic ones in generations — the Brotherhood became the biggest party in the legislature, with half the seats, alongside more conservative Islamists, who took 20 percent. It hoped to win the presidency as well with its candidate, Mohammed Morsi, in this weekend’s presidential runoff against Shafiq. The rulings remove their power base and boost Shafiq. But the rulings also derail the transition to democracy, said rights lawyer Hossam Bahgat. “There is a big likelihood that the military-backed candidate [Shafiq] is going to win,” he said. “It is a soft military coup that unfortunately many people will support out of fear of an Islamist takeover of the state.” A day earlier, the government gave the police the right to arrest civilians for a range of vague crimes such as disrupting traffic.
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WASHINGTON — New tests show that Spanish cave paintings are the oldest in the world, so ancient they may not have been by modern man. Testing the coating of paintings in 11 Spanish caves, researchers found one is at least 40,800 years old, which is at least 15,000 years older than previously thought. Scientists dated the paintings by measuring the decay of uranium atoms, instead of traditional carbon-dating, according to a report released Thursday by
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Cave paintings and handprints in El Castillo, Spain, are at least 37,000 years old. the journal Science. The paintings were first discovered in the 1870s. The oldest of the paintings is a red sphere
from a cave called El Castillo. About 25 outlined handprints in another cave are at least 37,300 years old.
Before the tests, the oldest known cave paintings were in France’s Chauvet cave, considered between 32,000 and 37,000 years old. What makes the dating of the Spanish paintings important is that it’s around the time modern humans first came to Europe from Africa. Study authors said they could have been from modern man decorating their new digs or have been the working of the longtime former tenant of Europe: the Neanderthal. Neanderthals were around from about 250,000 years ago until about 35,000 years ago.
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West: Falling rocks force some closures in Yosemite
Nation: U.S. foreclosures rise significantly in May
Nation: CDC study shows helmet laws reduce deaths
World: India, U.S. hold annual strategic meeting
FALLING BOULDERS ARE the single biggest force shaping Yosemite Valley, Calif., one of the most popular tourist destinations in the U.S. park system. Now they are closing some popular haunts for good. On Thursday, the National Park Service announced the unstable 3,000-foot-tall Glacier Point, a granite promontory that has provided a dramatic backdrop to park events, will leave some lodging areas uninhabitable. The highest-risk area is familyfriendly Curry Village. A newly delineated “hazard zone” also includes the climbing wall El Capitan, where the danger posed by the rock falls is high.
LENDERS INITIATED FORECLOSURE proceedings against more U.S. homeowners in May, setting the stage for increases in home repossessions and short sales — which could further weigh down home values. Default or scheduled-home-auction notices were filed for the first time against 109,051 homes last month. That’s an increase of 12 percent from April and up 16 percent versus May last year, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday. The firm monitors properties with mortgages that go unpaid. Once that process begins, homes can be foreclosed on or sold at auction.
FEWER MOTORCYCLISTS DIE in states that require helmets, and the costs to society are lower, too, according to a federal study released Thursday. About five times as many no-helmet biker deaths occur in states with less restrictive laws, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found. CDC researchers looked at fatal traffic crashes, focusing on 2008 through 2010, and counted 14,283 deaths of motorcyclists. That included 6,057 bikers with no helmet. Only about 12 percent of those deaths occurred in the 20 states that require everyone on motorbikes to wear helmets.
SECRETARY OF STATE Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomed progress in U.S. efforts to invest in India’s civilian nuclear power industry but said more action is needed to translate improving ties into economic benefits. The two governments held their annual strategic dialogue in Washington on Wednesday, seeking to boost relations that have blossomed but have yet to meet U.S. hopes for greater market access for American companies. India’s foreign minister, S.M. Krishna, said India plans to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure development over the coming five years, offering business opportunities for U.S. firms.
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Rower on verge of adventureâ€™s second leg BY CHRIS TUCKER PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
A possible 10-day window of good weather may give Port Angeles adventurer and author Chris Duff an opportunity to move off the Faroe Islands and toward Iceland, his wife, Lisa Markli, said this week. â€œHeâ€™s just at the tip of the Faroes waiting for the right weather window,â€? Markli said Wednesday. Duff, 54, is rowing a 19-foot orange-colored craft, the Northern Reach, on a 487-mile journey from northeast Scotland to Ice-
land via the O r k n e y, Shetland and Faroe Islands. In addition to rowing, he also uses a small Duff sail for an extra knot of propulsion. He reached the Faroe Islands on May 28. Duff wrote on his website, www.olypen.com/ cduff, that winds from the northeast have prevented him from sailing away from the Faroes.
â€œThe waiting game continues,â€? Duff wrote. â€œIt is so important for me to stay positive . . . this is the big step that Iâ€™ve been focused on for three years. Another week of waiting. â€œI play the mental game of â€˜Itâ€™s just a week out of a three-year plan. Itâ€™ll pass. Patience, patience.â€™â€?
250-mile crossing Markli said Duff would be unable to row as many miles as he would need to row if the wind were pushing against him during the 250-mile crossing from the
Faroes to Iceland. Markli said Duff carried a limited supply of 15 daysâ€™ worth of food that he could live on in emergency conditions. But she said that ideally, Duff would like to spend just seven days rowing from the Faroes to Iceland. â€œHe sounded very happy and excited and looking forward to the next crossing,â€? she said of a recent telephone conversation she had with her husband. â€œHis energy is very good.â€? This is Duffâ€™s second attempt to make the trip.
Last year, Duff was forced to abandoned his bid to row the Northern Reach from Scotland to Iceland because of high winds and heavy swells he encountered about 40 miles offshore. This year, he started the journey earlier in the season in hopes of finding an elusive weather window.
same updates to Duffâ€™s blog. Whether Duff makes it to Iceland or not, he intends to write a third book about his adventures aboard the Northern Reach. He has published two books â€” On Celtic Tides and Southern Exposure â€” about his circumnavigations of Ireland and New Zealandâ€™s South Island.
His friend Karen Hanan Reporter Chris Tucker can be of Arts Northwest is forwarding updates from Duff reached at 360-452-2345, ext. to an email distribution list. 5074, or at chris.tucker@peninsula Al Zob is posting the dailynews.com.
PA graduation slated tonight at gymnasium 2 high schoolsâ€™, collegeâ€™s Saturday PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Port Angeles High School will present diplomas to more than 250 graduates today. The ceremony will be at 8 p.m. at the Port Angeles High School gymnasium. Tickets, issued four per student, are required for entry to the ceremony due to limited seating. On Saturday, Peninsula College, Quilcene High School and Crescent High School will conduct commencement ceremonies. Professor Emeritus Phil Churchley, one of the original dozen full-time faculty members at Peninsula College, will speak to 2012 graduates during the collegeâ€™s 50th commencement ceremony, which will begin at 2 p.m. in the gym at the Port Angeles campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. At least 425 graduates earning at least 517 degrees are expected. The student speaker will be Carol Reamer of Neah Bay, who will graduate with two degrees in administrative office systems. Churchley, who retired
from the college in 1996 after a long career as a chemistry professor, began teaching at Peninsula College when the doors opened in 1961 at the present site of Port Angeles High School. Also Saturday, Quilcene High School will present 20 graduates with their diplomas at 2 p.m. at the Quilcene High School gymnasium, 294715 U.S. Highway 101.
Peninsula College students, from left, David Myers, Grace Tulsi Marshall and Huy Quoc Huynh are the winners of the schoolâ€™s Outstanding English Essay Award.
Crescent High School will present 16 graduates and two foreign-exchange students with diplomas and certificates at 3 p.m. that day at the Crescent High School gymnasium, 50350 state Highway 112 in Joyce. On Thursday, Quileute Tribal School presented diplomas to two graduates, while 16 graduates of Lincoln High School in Port Angeles received diplomas. Neah Bay, Clallam Bay, Forks Alternative School, Forks High School and Sequim, Port Townsend and Chimacum high schools also have conducted ceremonies.
College students recognized for their outstanding essays PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Applications for summer Camp Wolochee available PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Resident Camp Wolochee, a youth camp for children entering grades 3-8, will be held at Camp David Jr. on Lake Crescent from July 29 to Aug. 3. The camp is put on by the Camp Fire USA Juan
de Fuca Council. Cost is $250, and some scholarships may be available. Applications are due July 15. For an application, phone 360-457-8442 or email campfire@olypen. com.
PORT ANGELES â€” Grace Tulsi Marshall, Huy Quoc Huynh and David Myers are the winners of this yearâ€™s Peninsula Collegeâ€™s Outstanding English Essay Award. The award is given annually as recognition for excellent academic writing by Peninsula College students. The three students were presented with their awards at a recent Studium Generale program that celebrated student accomplishments and were introduced to the Peninsula College Board of Trustees at a recent board meeting. Marshall was awarded first place in the competition and received $150 for her essay â€œGasping for Oxygen: The American Health
Care System.â€? The piece was written for a class taught by English professor Helen Lovejoy. Marshall is completing her first year at Peninsula College and is working toward an Associate of Arts while she completes the prerequisites for the nursing program. She plans to earn her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Washington.
Vietnamese student Huynh was awarded second place in the essay competition and received $50 for his essay, â€œThe Breakup of the Dolls,â€? which was written for a class taught by English instructor Kate Goschen. Huynh, 17, is from Viet-
nam and is working on his associate degree and high school completion program at Peninsula College. He plans to transfer to a university to continue his education. He says he likes â€œthe ability to express my thoughts in English fluently and conciselyâ€? and also loves â€œto write short stories that are easy to understand for all kinds of audiences, from children to elders, from uneducated people to well-educated people.â€? He likes to write about social evils in his works and wants to contribute to a better society. Myers received third place and was awarded $25 for his essay, â€œNatural Frost,â€? written for a class taught by English instructor Michael Mills.
â€œEarly in life, I realized that we need to live life with an understanding that each day may be the last but with the hope we will live to watch our grandchildren grow into adults,â€? Myers said.
Family inspiration â€œMy family helped me see the merits of hard work and dedication. . . . I stand looking forward, towards the pursuit of my goals of writing and relating my experiences through poetry and prose, and hope to one day share my passion with students of my own.â€? The Outstanding English Essay Award is made possible through a gift to the Peninsula College Foundation by Julie Teorey of Ann Arbor, Mich.
FAA releases revised marine sanctuary overflight charts PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
The Federal Aviation Administration has released revised aeronautical charts that include information on overflight regulations for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary off the Washington state coast. The charts depict existing overflight zones that have been in place for many years, according to Robert
Steelquist, spokesman for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, in a statement. Flights below 2,000 feet over the sanctuary are restricted within 1 nautical mile of islands within Flattery Rocks, Quillayute Needles and Copalis National Wildlife refuges, or within 1 nautical mile seaward of the sanctuaryâ€™s coastal boundary. Takeoffs and landings
from the Copalis Beach mation to pilots will result State Airport are not in improved compliance affected. and better protection for wildlife living in this special Protection of wildlife place.â€? The National Oceanic â€œThe purpose of this regand Atmospheric Adminisulation is to protect sensitration, or NOAA, which tive seabird and marine mammal populations from oversees the sanctuary, has unintended disturbance worked with the FAA to from low-flying aircraft,â€? ensure clear notation of said Carol Bernthal, sanc- sanctuary regulations on aeronautical charts, which tuary superintendent. â€œProviding better infor- provides appropriate notice
to pilots and ensures the protection of resources under NOAAâ€™s stewardship, Steelquist said. Along the West Coast, regulations for Monterey Bay, Channel Islands, Gulf of the Farallones and Olympic Coast National Marine sanctuaries all restrict lowaltitude overflights within specified zones in each sanctuary â€” subject to certain exceptions â€” to protect marine mammals and sea-
birds from disturbance by aircraft. NOAA is working with the state Department of Transportationâ€™s aviation division to educate pilots on existing regulations. More information on the FAA charts and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary overflight regulations may be found at http://sanctuaries.noaa. gov/flight.
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