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PORT TOWNSENDâ€” An investigation into a series of automotive arsons last Sunday has not led to any substantial leads,
though information is trickling in, police said last week. â€œWe are getting a lot of information like â€˜I heard this noiseâ€™ or â€˜I saw something,â€™ but it hasnâ€™t really led to anything,â€? said Port Townsend Police Sgt. Ed Greene on Friday. â€œThis is the kind of information we wanted because you never know when we will be able to piece something together.â€? East Jefferson Fire-Rescue was notified of the first fire at the
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intersection of Lupine Street and South Jacob Miller Road at 3:21 a.m. last Sunday. Firefighters arrived within two minutes to find an oldermodel Ford pickup truck ablaze. The fire was extinguished quickly, but the truck was destroyed. Deputy Fire Chief Ted Krysinski said the pickup was a derelict BILL BEEZLEY/EAST JEFFERSON FIRE-RESCUE vehicle that had been sitting at White sparks flare, right, as water from a firefighterâ€™s that location for some time.
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ARSONS/A6 SUV in one of last Sundayâ€™s fires.
The sheer joy of floating Sequim event gives balloon audiences a lift
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PORT TOWNSEND â€” The federal Environmental Protection Agency will review its air quality standards for kraft pulp paper mills, such as that in Port Townsend, according to terms of a proposed consent decree. The document was filed last Monday in the U.S. District Court Northern District of California, Oakland Division to compel the EPA to follow a schedule for its update of the standards, which were last revised in 1986. â€œThis is major,â€? said Gretchen Brewer of PT AirWatchers, which is a party â€” along with the Center for Biological Diversity, the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic and Greenpeace â€” in the original complaint filed Dec. 6. TURN
More deadly motor vehicle crashes involve people over age 80 than any other age group. Vehicle crash deaths per 100,000 people, 2010: < 16 16-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 â‰Ľ 80
Teagan Rubida, 12, shows delight as she looks down from a tethered balloon while her sister, Annalise Rubida, 16, takes a photo looking up into the bag. The girls, both of Port Townsend, went a short distance off the ground with pilot Darren Kling of Redmond, Ore., in a RE/MAX-branded balloon on Saturday.
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SEQUIM â€” Their ages differ by 55 years, but Jovelle Dewey and Emily Westcott gushed with the same degree of enthusiasm Saturday after alighting from a hot-air balloon ride 50 feet in the air. â€œIt was fun,â€? ALSO . . . they exclaimed â– Todayâ€™s in unison after events for floating for sevthe balloon eral minutes in festâ€™s middle the tethered day/C1 RE/MAX hot-air balloon at the inaugural three-day Sequim Balloon Festival. The festival at 792 West Sequim Bay Road â€” near the Holiday Inn Express and Black Bear Diner at 1441 E. Washington St. â€” continues today and Monday.
LOS ANGELES â€” Jack Wyard is 92 and sees no reason to surrender his car keys, not to mention the freedom they give him to get up and go anywhere he wants, whenever he wants. After all, he said, two years ago, he got a perfect score on his written test to renew his license.
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â€œI donâ€™t know what to suggest for anyone else, but Iâ€™m still comfortable on the highway, and I enjoy driving,â€? the retired sales manager from Los Angeles said Thursday. A day earlier, a 100-year-old man who was attempting to back his Cadillac out of a grocery store parking lot struck and injured 14 people, 11 of them children. Three children were hospitalized but were expected to recover, police said.
The wreck in front of a south Los Angeles elementary school where children had lined up to buy after-school treats brought to the forefront again a debate over how old is too old to keep driving. Is it 80? Or 90? Should anyone past 100 be allowed behind the wheel?
10,000 turn 65 daily With the American Automobile Association reporting that 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every day, itâ€™s a debate that will only intensify in coming years. â€œI donâ€™t think there should be a set age because people age differ-
ently,â€? said Ruth Nadel, 98, who was in her mid-80s when she decided it was time to hand over the keys to someone else. After her vehicle was in a head-on collision, her children convinced her that while she wasnâ€™t to blame, her inability to get out of the way of an oncoming car indicated her reflexes might have slowed. They told her it wasnâ€™t worth risking another wreck and hurting herself or someone else. She said she has no regrets, though she believes she could have driven for a few more years. TURN
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Usher puts troubles behind him USHER’S HAD A turbulent few months, but now he’s back where he belongs: on stage. On Saturday, the R&B singer kicked off the iTunes Festival in London, a month’s worth of Usher free shows at the Roundhouse. Over the summer, Usher coped with the death of his stepson and a custody battle over his two sons, which he won. He took time out to deal with these challenges, all while his fans were desperate for him to perform again. Usher joked: “Man, it’s like ‘Shut up and entertain,
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we don’t care about your personal stuff.’” He added, however, that his fans gave him support on Twitter during the tough times, proving
their loyalty. The iTunes 2012 Festival lineup also includes One Direction, Lana Del Rey, Muse and Alicia Keys.
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HAL DAVID, 91, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a variety of recording artists in the 1960s and beyond, has died. Mr. David died of complications from a stroke Saturday morning at CedarsSinai Medi- Mr. David cal Center in 2011 in Los Angeles, according to his wife, Eunice David. He had suffered a major stroke in March and was stricken again Tuesday, she said. Bacharach and Mr. David were among the most successful teams in modern history, with top 40 hits including “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “Close to You” and “That’s What Friends Are For.” Although most associated with Dionne Warwick, their music was recorded by many of the top acts of their time, from the Beatles and Barbra Streisand to Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin. They won an Oscar for “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” (from the movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”), Grammys and Tonys for the songs from the hit Broadway musical “Promises, Promises.” David joined the board of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 1974 and served as president 1980 to 1986. He was head of the Songwriters Hall of Fame from 2001 to 2011, and was
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_________ CARDINAL CARLO MARIA MARTINI, 85, one of the Roman Catholic Church’s most influential progressive thinkers, who once was considered as a possible successor to Pope John Paul II, died in a Jesuit retreat near Milan on Friday. His death was announced by the Archdiocese of Milan, where he had been archbishop Cardinal for 22 years Martini before retir- in 2005 ing in 2002. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for
some time. In the later years of Pope John Paul II’s tenure, Cardinal Martini was frequently mentioned as a contender to be the next pope, especially by members of the church’s progressive wing. But in the 2005 conclave after the pope’s death, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, a hard-line defender of the faith, was the choice, becoming Pope Benedict XVI. A Jesuit who was a respected expert on Scripture and the early church, Cardinal Martini espoused liberal, if diplomatically couched, views on a range of subjects — including priestly celibacy, the right to die, condom use and even abortion — that sometimes put him at odds with church doctrine.
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1937 (75 years ago) Four tourists traveling in a Minnesota automobile narrowly escaped death when their car plunged into Lake Crescent from the Olympic Highway about a half-mile west of the Lapoel camp. The car’s driver told George Priebe of Port Angeles, who pulled the car from the lake with a wrecker from George’s Service Station, that he was rounding a curve when the car struck
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a “washboard” spot in the oiled road and skidded into the water, landing upright. The four occupants fought their way out through the sedan’s doors and walked to Lapoel to dry themselves off and call for help.
1962 (50 years ago) The three Clallam County commissioners instructed Prosecuting
Attorney Howard V. Doherty to investigate the deed of the county-operated Grand Army of the Republic Hall at Fifth and Lincoln streets to determine the level of county responsibility of filling the lot and widening Fifth Street. When the new William Shore Swimming Pool was built next door earlier this year, City Manager M.W.
Slankard approached the county commissioners about dumping surplus dirt on the GAR lot. However, when the dirt was dumped on the side of the lot — not at the rear as had been agreed — Doherty asked the commissioners for permission to enjoin the city against dumping on the property.
1987 (25 years ago)
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS SUNDAY, Sept. 2, the 246th day of 2012. There are 120 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Sept. 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II. On this date: ■ In 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out. ■ In 1864, during the Civil War, Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s forces occupied Atlanta. ■ In 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt offered the advice, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair. ■ In 1935, a Labor Day hurri-
cane slammed into the Florida Keys, claiming more than 400 lives. ■ In 1944, during World War II, Navy pilot Lt. George Herbert Walker Bush was shot down by Japanese forces as he completed a bombing run over the Bonin Islands. Bush was rescued by the crew of the submarine USS Finback; however, his two crew members died. ■ In 1945, Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam an independent republic. Ho died on this date in 1969. ■ In 1969, in what some regard as the birth of the Internet, two connected computers at the University of California, Los Angeles, passed test data through a
15-foot cable. ■ In 1972, Dave Wottle of the United States won the men’s 800meter race at the Munich Summer Olympics. ■ In 1986, a judge in Los Angeles sentenced Cathy Evelyn Smith to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter for her role in the 1982 drug overdose death of comedian John Belushi. Smith served 18 months. ■ In 1998, a Swissair MD-11 jetliner crashed off Nova Scotia, killing all 229 people aboard. ■ Ten years ago: Negotiators at the World Summit in Johannesburg agreed on a plan geared to help the globe’s poorest people while reversing environ-
mental declines. ■ Five years ago: Following two days of talks in Geneva, the chief U.S. envoy said North Korea had agreed to account for and disable its atomic programs by the end of the year; the head of the North Korean delegation said his country’s willingness to cooperate was clear but he did not cite any dates. ■ One year ago: In a dramatic reversal, President Barack Obama scrubbed a proposed clean-air regulation aimed at reducing smog, yielding to bitterly protesting businesses and congressional Republicans who’d complained the rule would kill jobs in America’s ailing economy.
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Briefly: Nation gress Center Authority, which operates the downtown football stadium, said. Investigator Leon Harrison at the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Isaac Grubb of Lenoir City, NEW YORK — A teenager headed to a sweet 16 party was Tenn., was pronounced dead Friday night, minutes before killed after he stuck his head out of the emergency hatch of a midnight, at an Atlanta hospital. double-decker bus and hit the Harrison said the other fan underside of a highway overwas a man who was subsepass, authorities said. quently treated at another The gruesome accident followed the warnings of a security Atlanta hospital and released. guard on the bus who said he told the teens repeatedly not to New shows’ lineups open the hatch. WASHINGTON—Guest lineups for Daniel Fernandez, 16, was today’s TV news shows: among 65 teens aboard the bus ■ ABC’s Friday night from New York “This Week”— City on its way to the party in White House adviser David Garfield, N.J., said Steve ColePlouffe. man, spokesman for the Port ■ NBC’s Authority of New York and New “Meet the Jersey. Press”—Chicago The teens were dancing and Mayor Rahm the bus had gotten hot, the Emanuel; former security guard, Alex Franco, told House Speaker Villaraigosa the [New York] Daily News. Newt Gingrich.
Teen sticks head out of bus, is killed
Man falls in stadium ATLANTA — A 20-year-old man from Tennessee who plunged about 35 feet from the upper level of the Georgia Dome and struck another fan during the Tennessee-North Carolina State game has died, authorities said Saturday. The man fell on another fan seated in the mezzanine area during the game Friday evening, The Georgia World Con-
■ CBS’s “Face the Nation”—Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign; Gov. Martin O’Malley, D-Md.; former Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M. ■ CNN’s “State of the Union”— O’Malley; Gov. Beverly Perdue, D-N.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Robert Gibbs, adviser to the Obama campaign; Eric Fehrnstrom, adviser to Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign. ■ “Fox News Sunday”—Villaraigosa; David Axelrod, adviser to the Obama campaign.
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Briefly: World 12 killed by suicide attack in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan — Two suicide attackers, one driving a fuel tanker, blew themselves up near a U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 12 people, officials said. The attack around dawn in the town of Sayed Abad in Wardak province, about 40 miles from Kabul, served as a reminder that even after a decade of fighting, tens of thousands of U.S. and foreign troops are still engaged in a war that shows no signs of slowing down despite the start of a withdrawal of coalition forces. The U.S.-led NATO coalition said that no American or coalition troops were killed in the blasts. It confirmed that a number of troops were wounded, but did not say how many, in accordance with coalition policy. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, which he said was targeting a U.S. base.
Iran reactor at peak TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s sole operational nuclear power reactor has reached full capacity, a senior official said Saturday. Iran’s deputy nuclear chief, Mohammad Ahmadian, said the reactor at the Bushehr power plant was brought to its “full capacity of 1,000 megawatts” Friday evening. The reactor went into operation for the first time last year at minimum capacity.
The United States and some of its allies believe the Bushehr plant is part of an Iranian attempt to develop nuclear weapons. Iran denies the accusation, saying its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
Election made official MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s highest electoral authority declared that Enrique Peña Nieto was the legitimate winner of the July 1 presidential election, formally opening the transition to a new government despite continuing claims of fraud by the left’s second-place finisher. The Federal Electoral Tribunal said leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador failed to prove claims that vote-buying had afPeña Nieto fected the results of the vote that returns the former ruling party to Mexico’s highest office after a 12-year absence. Peña Nieto, 46, insists his Institutional Revolutionary Party, the PRI, has changed. In the final decades of the 20th century, its rule was marked corruption, vote fraud and periodic economic crises. “Mexico will have a modern, responsible presidency, open to criticism, willing to listen and take into account all Mexicans,” Peña Nieto said at a ceremony in which the tribunal gave him the document certifying him as president-elect. The Associated Press
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Lainy Serpas, 11, lowers her head in grief as she tours her flooded community Saturday for the first time after Hurricane Isaac passed through Braithwaite, La.
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NEW ORLEANS — As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac pushed their way up the Mississippi Valley on Saturday, spinning off severe thunderstorms and at least two tornadoes, some on the Gulf coast were impatient with the pace of restoring power days after the storm dragged through the region. While New Orleans streets were bustling again and workers were returning to offshore oil rigs, thousands of evacuees couldn’t return home to flooded low-lying areas of Louisiana. Those who did arrived to find flooded homes — some to the second floor — and more than 400,000 sweltering electricity customers in the state remained without power. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service said two torna-
Tony Miranda sits in disbelief amid the ruined contents of his flooded home in LaPlace, La. does touched down in rural areas of north-central Illinois. There were no reports of damage. By midday Saturday, the storm had dumped up to 5 inches of rain in parts of Illinois. The National Weather Service said it was bringing more rain and some drought relief to parts of the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys. In Louisiana, parts of coastal Plaquemines Parish [county],
where thousands were evacuated, remained under water. But in the waterlogged town of Lafitte, Mayor Tim Kerner was allowing property owners and residents to return and begin cleaning up. The governor’s office said more than 4,000 were in state, local or Red Cross shelters as of Saturday, and that doesn’t count others who took refuge with friends, family or in hotels.
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OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — Unhappy with his life as a Marine stationed in California, Terence Tyler posed a question three years ago on Twitter: “Is it normal to want to kill ALL of ur coworkers?” Struggling with depression, he left the Marines and recently started working at a supermarket in New Jersey. On Friday morning, Tyler shot two co-workers and himself, police said. The 23-year-old, clad in desert
camouflage gear, opened fire at a Pathmark store in Old Bridge Township, authorities said. Authorities are investigating his motive, but family members said Tyler was discharged from the Marines two years ago after suffering from depression and had never gotten over his mother’s death about five years ago. Authorities said Tyler left his job as an overnight clerk at the Pathmark about 3:30 a.m. He drove off and returned to the store shortly afterward with a handgun and an assault rifle,
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan said. Tyler fired more than 16 rounds from his rifle — shooting at an employee standing outside and blowing out windows, authorities said. Tyler, who began working at the supermarket less than two weeks ago, then drew his handgun and killed himself, Kaplan said. Tyler was discharged from the Marines in 2010 after two years of duty in Twentynine Palms, Calif. He never served overseas, a Marine spokeswoman said.
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West: Calif. governor gets far-reaching forestry bill
Nation: Homeland Security aide quits over sex issues
Nation: White House issues own beer recipes
World: New U.N. envoy challenges Syria’s Assad
A BILL TO impose a California state tax on lumber sales squeaked out of the Legislature during the last hours of the session early Saturday and is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown. Both houses approved the far-reaching forestry bill on party-line votes. The bill would impose a 1 percent sales tax increase on lumber products while limiting the amount timber companies and other landowners must pay if they spark a wildfire. The tax is expected to fund increased regulation of the timber industry. The state’s timber industry backed the bill, but some Republicans opposed it because of opposition to new taxes.
A SENIOR OBAMA administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least three Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees. The agency said Suzanne Barr submitted her resignation Saturday. Barr is chief of staff to ICE Director John Morton and is accused of sexually inappropriate behavior toward employees. The complaints are related to a sexual discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by a senior ICE agent in May. Barr went on leave in August after the New York Post reported on the lawsuit.
ALE TO THE chief: The White House has made public the recipe for two homemade beers that have become an object of fascination for beer drinkers everywhere. White House Honey Brown Ale, believed to be the first beer brewed on the White House grounds, includes light malt extract, amber crystal malt, honey, gypsum, yeast and corn sugar. The recipes were released Saturday and can be found at http://tinyurl.com/ pdn-ale. Obama has been talking about the White House brew for weeks, but he and other officials had refused to disclose details of how it’s made.
THE U.N.’S NEW envoy to Syria told President Bashar Assad’s regime on Saturday that change is both “urgent” and “necessary” and that it must meet the “legitimate” demands of the Syrian people. On his first day on the job, Lakhdar Brahimi of Algeria also called on both sides to end violence in Syria, but said Assad’s government bears more responsibility than anyone else to halt the bloodshed. These remarks were seemingly intended to push the Damascus government to ease off on military operations to create a better atmosphere for his peace mission.
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Author Bach injured in plane crash BY MANUEL VALDES THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE â€” Richard Bach, the author of the 1970s best-selling novella Jonathan Livingston Seagull among other spiritually oriented writings often rooted in themes of flight, was in serious condition Saturday after his small plane crashed on San Juan Island. The San Juan Islander weekly newspaper said that Bach snagged power lines as he was attempting to land his plane Friday on a grass air strip off San Juan Valley Road.
Islander reporters said that two power p o l e s snapped, and the 76-year-old Bach, who Bach lives in Eastsound on nearby Orcas Island, was left dangling upside down. A group of campers cut him free and called for help. Bachâ€™s son, James Bach, said his father was flying his amphibious plane to visit a friend on the island. He said his father, who
was flying alone, suffered a head injury and broken shoulder. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he was listed in serious condition. â€œRight now weâ€™re waiting for the sedation to wear off, for him to fully wake up,â€? the son said Saturday.
Spiritual lessons In Jonathan Livingston Seagull, published in 1970, Bach writes of a philosophically minded seagull seeking to rise above the flock, which is focused on the dull regimen of finding
food scraps. Jonathan is banished from the group only to come upon more enlightened gulls who guide him to spiritual lessons, which Jonathan then imparts to others. The short, simply crafted book gained little to no critical attention upon publication, but rose to No. 1 for several weeks on The New York Times best-seller list, and Bach quickly drew a loyal following. Bach has been a pilot for his adult life, often touching on his experience in the cockpit of his plane in his
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writings. Besides Seagull, his other popular works include Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, a mystical story of a Midwestern barnstorming pilotâ€™s quest for self-discovery.
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Spiritual quest He often links the practice of flying to themes of a deeper spiritual quest. â€œDad described his religion as flying. Heâ€™s a very avid aviator,â€? James Bach said. â€œIt would be terrible if he recovers and canâ€™t fly again â€” this guy needs to fly.â€?
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TACOMA â€” The Army expects the addition of a two-star general at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will improve oversight of combat brigades and provide more attention to the care of soldiers and their families. The base welcomed Maj. Gen. Stephen Lanza last week as the commander of the reactivated 7th Infantry Division. Lanzaâ€™s arrival completes a pledge from Army Secretary John McHugh to create a division headquarters at Lewis-McChord to better manage rapid growth. JBLM has more than 34,000 active-duty soldiers, up from 19,000 in 2003. The Army last had a division headquarters at then-Fort Lewis in 1991. Its chain of command now is the same as the Armyâ€™s two other largest
posts, Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Hood in Texas. â€œI donâ€™t think any place in the Army has needed a division more than here, and itâ€™s because of the size,â€? Lewis-McChord senior Army officer Lt. Gen. Robert Brown said at the welcoming ceremony. The division headquarters bridges a gap in the command structure between a three-star corps command and the colonels who lead brigades. Lanza plans to fill positions over the next month and create protocols for working with the five combat brigades that will report to him. His headquarters is expected to be up and running by Oct. 4. Lanza plans to visit Afghanistan this fall to meet with leaders of two Lewis-McChord Stryker brigades that are fighting in Kandahar province.
The brigades with a combined 7,500 soldiers are due home between November and February. Lanza wants to talk with them about how the stateside command can help them readjust to life when they return. â€œThe key is to have a robust plan to restore and reintegrate the (brigades),â€? Lanza said.
Spate of bad news The Armyâ€™s decision to install the division headquarters at Lewis-McChord followed two years of bad headlines at the base. In 2010, five LewisMcChord soldiers were accused of murdering three Afghan civilians. Four were convicted. Earlier this year, another Lewis-McChord Stryker soldier allegedly murdered 16 Afghan civilians. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is awaiting a court-martial on
the murder charges. The base also faced controversies over care at its Madigan Army Medical Center. This year, Madigan was on the hot seat from veterans whose post-traumatic stress diagnoses were changed by forensic psychiatrists as the veterans prepared to leave the Army. Supporters say a twostar command paying close attention to the brigades could have helped them better prepare for their missions by providing guidance to senior officers. Lanza, 55, is a West Point graduate who most recently served as the Armyâ€™s chief of public affairs in the Pentagon. He led a cavalry brigade in Iraq as a colonel in 2005. He returned to Baghdad in 2008-09 as a brigadier general managing communication, political and economic programs. Lanza also served in the Gulf War and in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Briefly: State Small plane lands on I-5 in Bellingham BELLINGHAM â€” The pilot of a small plane that landed safely on Interstate 5 in Bellingham after developing mechanical problems said the aircraft was headed for its annual maintenance checkup. No one was hurt Friday afternoon, though the sin-
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gle-engine Cessna 182 clipped a blue car on its way down. Pilot Tony Dulley of Spokane told the Bellingham Herald that moisture in the air â€œicedâ€? his carburetor and cut off fuel to the engine. Dulley was flying from Spokane to Bellingham with his girlfriend, Shelby Rush. Washington State Patrol Trooper Brandon Lee said the plane taxied on the freeway until it could exit and ended up at a gas station. Authorities later allowed the plane to taxi along Pacific Highway to the Bellingham airport, a distance of nearly 4 miles.
Escapee found OKANOGAN â€” A man
who escaped from an Okanogan County Jail work crew Tuesday was arrested Thursday in a Lincoln County wheat field. The Sheriffâ€™s Office said 18-year-old Nathaniel D. Smallbeck was spotted along Highway 174 by a Grand Coulee police officer. After seeing the officer, Smallbeck fled into the field and was arrested by Undersheriff Joe Somday. The Wenatchee World reported that Smallbeck said he hadnâ€™t eaten in two days and tried to hitchhike from Okanogan. No one picked up, so he walked all the way to Grand Coulee, a distance of about 40 miles. Smallbeck is back in jail facing an escape charge. When he was initially arrested in June at an Orondo burglary, he said
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Dead on way down SPOKANE â€” John C. Sanderson was riding his motorcycle up to his motherâ€™s funeral in Newport. He never made it. A truck pulled out in front of him on U.S. 2, attempting to make a U-turn, and the two vehicles collided. Sanderson was killed. The Spokesman-Review reported that 37-year-old Garry D. Baumgartner of Valleyford has been cited for second-degree negligent driving in the Aug. 24 accident. The State Patrol said the truckâ€™s turn occurred so quickly that the 59-yearold Sanderson didnâ€™t have time to hit his brakes. The Associated Press
flesh found to look at.â€? In the meantime, police have closed the beach while they examine the area for subsequent evidence. Adult feet clad in shoes â€” mostly running-style shoes known for their â€œairâ€? buoyancy â€” have washed ashore in the straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca since 2007. At least 11 were discovered in British Columbia, and one clad in a black Everest-brand shoe was found on the beach near Pysht in western Clallam County in August 2008. Shoes containing bones inside them also were found on beaches in the San Juan Islands and as far south as Tacoma in Puget Sound.
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VICTORIA â€” Childrenâ€™s shoes containing what police describe as unidentified â€œbone and a meat-like materialâ€? have been found on a Strait of Juan de Fuca beach in Canada. A passer-by found the first childrenâ€™s shoe partially buried in the sand on a beach near Clover Point, which is about 1.75 miles east of the entrance to Victoria Harbour. The shoe was placed on a nearby rock before the person who found it called police, who then cordoned off the area. â€œA thorough search began at that time, resulting in two subsequent discoveries of shoes with possible bones inside, one of which is also childrenâ€™ssized,â€? said a statement issued by police.
Few clues have come forth on the identity of any of the feet. Some of the remains in Canada have been identified through DNA analysis, and many of the findings have been related to suicides. But there have been at Forensic verification least two previous hoaxes, A forensic pathologist including one incident will examine the contents similar to the discovery in to see if they are human or Victoria. a hoax, but police said that could take several days or Raw meat, prank weeks to determine. In September 2011, two â€œThey are going to look to see if the remains inside shoes stuffed with raw are in fact human or not,â€? meat were found on said Constable Mike Rus- beaches near Victoria. Police said that incisell. â€œOnce that is com- dent was likely a prank by pleted, we will have a bet- local high school students ter idea of where we are who gather for an annual going to go with this inves- event on the weekend before school starts. tigation.â€? In 2008, a forensic â€œWe donâ€™t know right now whether they have pathologist determined washed up or were in the the bones found inside one water for a while, whether shoe near Campbell River they were just placed at the north end of the there. That is something Strait of Georgia were our forensic team is going from some sort of animal.
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Fathers of slain men comment on guilty plea BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — The fathers of two men shot to death in June by Patrick Drum of Sequim expressed varying degrees of emotion last week over Drum’s admission in Clallam County Superior Court that he killed their sons. Judge George L. Wood told Drum, 34, at his guiltyplea hearing T h u r s d a y Drum that each count of aggravated murder carries an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole. Drum pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated first-degree murder in the June shooting deaths of Jerry W. Ray, 56, of Port Angeles and Gary L. Blanton Jr., 28, of Sequim, as well as one count of aggravated burglary and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. A trial had been set for Oct. 22. No plea bargain had been offered. “I do feel justice has been served,” Paul Ray, the father of Jerry Ray, 56, said Friday. “That’s what I believe, as long as he stays off the street. That satisfies me. He has to pay for his crime.” Life has been hard for Ray, 84, since he found his son’s bullet-riddled body in the home the two shared in Port Angeles, he said. “I have to live with it,” he said. “It’s hard to do because he was my right-hand man. “Whenever I needed anything done, he would do it — to go somewhere, if I had an appointment to the doctor, whatever I had to do, he would take me wherever I needed to go.”
Life in prison Gary L. Blanton, the father of Gary L. Blanton Jr., 28, Drum’s housemate, said Friday he wanted to be sure Drum spent the rest of his life in prison. “I don’t feel anything about it,” he said Friday of Drum’s guilty plea. “My son’s gone; he’s dead. What can I do? It’s a done deal.” Drum told county Prosecutor Deb Kelly in a letter last week that he never wants to get out of prison. “I would like a court date established so that I may plea guilty,” Drum, a former Peninsula College student, told Kelly in a neatly printed letter dated Aug. 26. It was sent from “Suite 11” at the Clallam County jail and received by Kelly’s office Tuesday. “I would actually prefer a life sentence over, say, a 30-to-50-year sentence due to the fact that lifers get more of their earned money,” he wrote.
“I don’t feel anything about it [the guilty pea]. My son’s gone; he’s dead. What can I do? It’s a done deal.” GARY L. BLANTON father of Gary L. Blanton Jr. a preferred job just because you are getting a life sentence.” Once sentenced, Drum will be transferred to the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton for processing and a determination of where he will serve his sentence.
Sentencing Sept. 13 At Drum’s court hearing, Wood set a sentencing hearing for 9 a.m. Sept. 13. Each count of aggravated murder carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole, Wood said. Authorities say Drum freely admitted to killing Ray and Blanton — telling them he was targeting convicted sex offenders — and that he intended to go after a third convicted sex offender in Quilcene before he was caught in Agnew after a helicopter-aided manhunt that followed the discovery of the bodies of Ray and Blanton on June 3. Drum had intended to continue killing convicted sex offenders “as long as he could until he was stopped by law enforcement,” Kelly said at Drum’s first court appearance June 4. Drum said at the hearing Thursday that it would be “a waste of taxpayer money” if he goes to trial. “Why spend $2 million for something I can take care of today?” Drum offered to plead guilty without a plea deal, said his court-appointed lawyer, Karen Unger of Port Angeles. Drum, a convicted felon who shot Blanton and Ray multiple times, was not allowed to own a gun. County Sheriff Bill Benedict said Friday that authorities have identified who owned the firearm. Drum has said he stole it, Benedict said. “That may prevent us from prosecuting the gun,” he said. Drum also pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and one count of aggravated burglary, Kelly said Friday. “His only possible sentence is life without parole,” she said. “Anything else doesn’t matter.”
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for Nonprofit Viability. The book — by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka and Steve Zimmerman — will provide the framework for discussions. Claire Bishop, a representative of the Seattle Foundation for the Phillips program, said the conference theme (sustainability) emerged from a broad survey of nonprofit organizations in Clallam County about their training needs. The lead presenter will be Shannon Ellis, a member of the staff of San Franciscobased CompassPoint, which assists nonprofit executives and board members with analyzing and adjusting their business models for greater organizational sustainability. “Ellis is well-versed in the management of nonprofit organizations and has expressed delight in bringing CompassPoint’s methods of achieving sustainability to the Olympic Peninsula,” Bishop said.
PORT ANGELES — Alliance for Leadership Programs will conduct its first conference in Clallam County on Oct. 5 — and nonprofits have until Wednesday to apply to participate. Nonprofit organizations selected will be able to send one staff member and one board member to the allday conference at the campus of NatureBridge Olympic — formerly Olympic Park Institute — on Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park, said Robbie Mantooth, spokeswoman for the conference. A committee with representation from the Sequim Community Foundation, United Way of Clallam County, North Olympic Land Trust, Serenity House and the Benjamin Phillips Memorial Fund will screen applications Thursday. All expenses beyond a $50-per-agency registration fee will be covered by sponsoring funders, the largest being the Phillips Foundation, which is administered Phillips Foundation by the Seattle Foundation. The Phillips Foundation was established by the late Nonprofit sustainability Joy Phillips as a memorial ________ Each conference partici- to her husband, Benjamin pant in the workshop will N. Phillips, to assist nonSenior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, receive a copy of the book profit organizations in ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ Nonprofit Sustainability: improving the lives of Clalpeninsuladailynews.com. Making Strategic Decisions lam County residents.
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Driving: Baby boomers fastest-growing Arsons CONTINUED FROM A1 Although there should be no age limit, the Washington, D.C., woman said, a driving test would be good. She suggested 80 as a reasonable age for that, adding that a person could be retested every five years. “But that’s as far as I’d go with it,” she added. Indeed, many states do. California is one of 28 states that have special requirements for older people renewing driver’s licenses. While younger California drivers with good driving records may automatically be granted two fiveyear license renewals, anyone older than 70 must come to a DMV office and take a written test and eye exam. “And if for any reason, the [DMV] employee might detect some kind of lack of ability or diminished ability to drive, they might ask them to take a physical driving test,” DMV spokesman Armando Botello said. There is no upper age limit for driving a car in California. The state doesn’t keep statistics on how many drivers are 100 or older. However, at the end of last year, 71,111 people 90
Baby boomers, who will make up the fastest-growing segment of the population, are expected to help double the number of older drivers on the road, to 57 million, by 2030. And unlike the current generation of older drivers, they are expected to drive more. AAA officials suggest people talk with aging parents about what to do when they can no longer drive, plan ahead for how they will get around and what lifestyle changes they might have to make.
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Senior driver Preston Carter, 100, talks with police officers after police say his car went onto a sidewalk and plowed into a group of parents and children outside a south Los Angeles elementary school last week. or older were licensed to drive in the state. The notion that older drivers are more likely to get in crashes is not borne out by the statistics.
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On average, drivers in their mid- to late 80s have lower crash rates per mile driven than those in their early 20s, said Jake Nelson, AAA’s director of traffic
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250 mourners Saturday’s memorial gathering at The Landing brought together some 250 mourners: artists, business people and members of the Port Angeles City Council,
Minutes later at 3:36 a.m., a second call came in reporting a vehicle fire in the 800 block of Hancock Street. Firefighters found a latemodel Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV engulfed in flames. The fire was put out within 10 minutes, and an adjacent multifamily dwelling was not damaged. Green said fires were found in two other vehicles in the same location but were quickly extinguished.
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Mourners bid farewell to PA native, entrepreneur PORT ANGELES — Until not long ago, Paul and Sarah Cronauer would wake up together, talk a bit and share a deep belly laugh before even getting out of bed. T h e y had met 111/2 years ago when Paul, as he was always d o i n g , struck up a conversaCronauer tion with a stranger in the airport. And Paul “swept our Sarah off her feet,” her cousin John Henderson remembered. Three years after their meeting, “I threw caution to the winds and married him,” Sarah said. “He was my captain and I his navigator.” Her husband taught her to navigate a sailboat around the world and how to hold the line and love the ride. There were many belly laughs commingled with tears Saturday in a celebration of Paul’s life, which was ended by cancer Aug. 16. Paul, a Port Angeles native, was 63 and the developer of numerous commercial real estate projects that included The Landing mall, The Landing Art Gallery, Wine on the Waterfront and the Fish on the Fence art installation encircling them.
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David Rivers, a friend of the Paul Cronauer family, plays at Cronauer’s celebration of life at The Landing mall in Port Angeles on Saturday. alongside his and Sarah’s extended family. “My life with Paul was an adventure,” said Sarah, who first laid eyes on Paul in the Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, airport, back when he looked a lot like Jimmy Buffett. They traveled all over — sharing their first kiss, his wedding proposal and, yes, even their wedding in an airport, she said. But “some of our best adventures were in our kitchen,” Sarah added. When they met, Paul had three grown children; he also had a love for family gatherings that included not just biological relatives, but friends from everywhere. “We muscled our way past being a blended family,” Sarah said, “to just being a family together.” On Aug. 31, 2011, “cancer entered our lives . . . It became a relentless and ruthless foe . . . a hurricane we could not outpace.”
Sarah and her husband spent much of the past six months at home in Port Angeles, as family members and friends visited and shared stories. Those stories came back to light Saturday as Paul’s daughters, Angela Craig and Jillian Cronauer, and his daughter-in-law, Tess Cronauer, spoke.
Determined, devoted Dad was a determined and devoted man, Jillian said, when it came to environmentalism, community projects and inviting people in. Paul and The Landing mall were the sponsors of Port Angeles’ Earth Day activities, and Mayor Cherie Kidd proclaimed this past April 21 to be Paul Cronauer Day in honor of those and other projects Paul spearheaded here. Jillian, Paul’s younger daughter, remembered realizing her dad was the smart-
est dad around; she and her siblings would ask question after question to try to stump him. “He never asked us to stop. He never asked us to be quiet,” she said. “He taught me to look up, and out,” to meet people and always ask questions. Tess, who is married to Paul’s son, Chris, remembered her father-in-law for his impish smile, which he wore “every day I saw him. Every day. Even when he was sick.” Paul sent her a letter when he learned his cancer was terminal. “Say ‘I love you’ every day,” he wrote. As Tess began to weep, her young son Gunner, in the audience, said, “Please don’t cry.” Many more came forward to cry, though, and to laugh as they recalled Paul’s love of art, music, food, wine and sailing — and his stubbornness.
For Wyard, who lives on the far end of LA’s San Fernando Valley, where commuter rail and bus service is limited, life without a car would be difficult. He couldn’t easily get to his country club, his son’s house or the store, to name a few. His 61-year-old son, Steve, said that when he first heard the news of an accident caused by an elderly driver, his initial thought was, “Where’s my dad?” “I’m not sure I wouldn’t rather ride with him than my 20-year-old son,” he said.
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“Under the proposed consent decree, EPA will review the NSPS [New Source Performance Standards] for kraft pulp mills and issue a proposal by May 15, 2013,” EPA spokesman Mark Macintyre said in a prepared statement. “The consent decree is not final,” the statement added. “It is subject to a statutory 30-day public noticeand-comment period after it is published in the Federal Register.” The EPA is required to open a public comment period within 10 days of the filing, allowing anyone to provide input about the standards for a 30-day time frame, said Helen Kang, the plaintiffs’ attorney. “The court can’t enter a settlement until the public has a chance to comment,” Kang said. “In these cases, the judge generally approves the decree unless there is a fundamental flaw in the facts presented, which I do not expect in this case,” she New technology added. Brewer added that, since One of many mills 1986, “there has been a lot The Port Townsend of new technology available Paper Corp. mill is one of to detect and correct air more than 100 kraft pulp impurities.” PT AirWatchers is mills across the nation that among several environmenuse chemicals to dissolve wood chips to make card- tal groups that oppose a $55 board and paper products, million expansion of a biomass cogeneration facility the plaintiffs said. at the Port Townsend Paper Eveleen Muehlethaler, mill, which is expected to go vice president of environonline next year. mental affairs for the mill, “The permits were said in an email that the granted using air quality company has not yet standards that were more reviewed the proposed conthan 25 years old,” Brewer sent decree. said. “We will keep track of “If the EPA had been what EPA plans to do going doing its job, the biomass forward,” she wrote. facility would never have “The EPA is always in been permitted without a the process of regulation full environmental study.” reviews. Sometimes they Said Kang: “It’s a shame change things, sometimes that we have to sue. they don’t and sometimes “But it’s the only way we courts overturn their deci- can get the EPA to follow sions. the law.”
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Another vehicle appeared to have been broken into, but there were no flames. “Maybe they got scared and they ran away,” Green said. “We really want the public to give us a call if they saw anything suspicious this weekend where people were moving around early in the morning in a covered parking lot or anyplace like that.” Anyone with information about the fires can phone Green directly at 360-531-2091 or the Port Townsend Police Department at 360-385-2322.
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Goodbye, summer music. The last of the seasonâ€™s weekly concerts â€” Port Angelesâ€™ Concert on the Pier and Port Townsendâ€™s Concerts on the Docks â€” are scheduled this week. Both are free and open to the public. The days are getting shorter and a little chillier; families may want to bring jackets or sweaters, along with chairs or blankets to sit on, for these final concerts. Sequimâ€™s last perfor-
mance in its Concerts in the Parks series was last Tuesday. Both of this weekâ€™s concerts will be Wednesday. Port Townsend has moved up the date of its last concert a day because introductory ceremonies for the three-day Wooden Boat Festival, which begins Friday, will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Pope Marine Park performance space. Here is this weekâ€™s schedule: â– Port Angeles Concert on the Pier â€”
Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Cort Armstrong and Blue Rooster (country blues and fiddle tunes). The concert will be held as usual at the bandstand at City Pier. City Pier is a no-smoking, no-skateboards, alcohol-free venue. Some chairs are available for disabled people and early arrivals. The concerts have been sponsored by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, city of Port Angeles and local businesses.
â– Port Townsend Concerts on the Dock â€” Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Pitfalls and The Low Ones, at Pope Marine Park-City Dock Civic Plaza, Water Street and Madison Street, in downtown Port Townsend. The concerts have been sponsored by local businesses, the Port Townsend Main Street Program, Puget Sound Energy and the city of Port Townsend. Food vendors and a beer and wine garden are available. Seating opens at 5 p.m.
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The three Jefferson County commissioners are expected to approve a resolution creating separate funds for the operation of JeffCom 911 Communications when they meet Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in commissionersâ€™ chambers at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St. JeffCom is slated to become an independent agency Oct. 1, and the two funds are needed to manage its operation, county staff said. One fund will be established for general purposes and another for capital purchases. The matter is on the commissionersâ€™ consent agenda and will not be discussed unless there is a public request to do so. Additional consent agenda items include: â– Approval of a community development block grant in the amount of $99,812 to subsidize Olympic Community Action Programs. â– An agreement to fund professional services for community access in the amount of $22,356. During a county administrator briefing at 1:30 p.m., commissioners will be updated on an informationservices discussion with the Jefferson County Public Utility District.
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Rare Earth performs Friday evening on the Sequim Balloon Festival grounds.
Floating: Rides leave at 6 a.m. CONTINUED FROM A1 classic car show, 17 musical groups and pony rides, all It runs from 10 a.m. to at Fred and Loretta Grantâ€™s 10 p.m. today, then con- mowed field. Rides in the tied-down cludes Monday, when activities are set from 10:30 a.m. RE/MAX balloon are offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each to 3:30 p.m. Single-day passes to the day. The cost is a donation festival are $19, with chil- to benefit the Boys & Girls dren 11 and younger admit- Clubs of the Olympic Peninted free when accompanied sula. The ride â€œwasnâ€™t very by an adult ticket-holder. A three-day pass to the scary for me,â€? said Dewey, a festival that began Satur- soon-to-be eighth-grader at Sequim Middle School who day costs $29. Balloon rides over the remembered Westcott, now valley leave from Sequim retired, as a substitute Valley Airport at 468 Doro- teacher. Westcott is also a private thy Hunt Lane in Carlsborg â€” about a dozen balloons pilot, so she wanted to go are out there â€” at 6 a.m., even higher, she said. with flights set this morning and Monday for $250 a Quiet aloft ride. It was her understandRides began last Moning that at 3,000 feet in the day. bulbous aircraft, itâ€™s so Sign-ups are required quiet â€œyou can hear dogs and may be obtained by barking,â€? she said. emailing hazel@brokers Festival spokeswoman group.com. Susan Hedding of Sequim, herself a retired balloon Floating over festival pilot, said thatâ€™s true. Hedding said the stillThe RE/MAX balloon that Dewey, 13, and West- ness when youâ€™re way up cott, 68, floated in over the above it all is part of the joy festival was tethered to of riding a hot-air balloon, three vehicles and lorded the sole purpose of which is over all manner of activities fun. You do need perfect that were enveloped Saturweather, something festival day by exquisite weather. Festival offerings include organizers were acutely 75 food and craft booths, a aware of when they planned
the event. Research of 30 years of weather showed that the first three days of September were the best ballooning days of the year in Sequim â€” not too warm, not too windy. â€œSo far, right on,â€? Hedding said as she walked the grounds. Still, at 11 a.m., a slight wind made for not-the-best ballooning weather, which is usually around 6 a.m.
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area with her mobile phone at the ready. Hill also coordinates volunteers for the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival in Port Angeles, which is Oct. 12-14. As hard as she works, nothing would happen without the volunteers themselves. â€œWithout question, they are the backbone,â€? she said.
Several hundred By 1 p.m. Saturday, several hundred people were enjoying the festival, Hedding said. Hedding said organizers hope to make it a regular event, comparing it to one particular happening that draws people to Sequim from all over. â€œThis is like the lavender festival, but itâ€™s different,â€? she said. â€œThereâ€™s a huge difference,â€? Hedding added. â€œThe pilots who have been flying all week have been very happy,â€? she said. â€œThey get high enough to see Mount Rainier on their flights.â€?
â€œAlready, the breeze is a little squirrelly,â€? Hedding said as the RE/MAX balloon slowly swayed like a metronome. By 11:15 a.m., the approximately seven-storytall balloon was deflating into a shape and size small enough â€” although extremely heavy â€” to fit into the back of a pickup truck, Hedding said. Kelly Jo Hill, the coordinator of 300 volunteers, was on her cellphone with the site coordinator. She needed diesel gas for the water trailer. â€œIâ€™m the problem-solver,â€? ________ said Hill, who looked the part. Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb She wore sunglasses, a can be reached at 360-452-2345, cap and a fanny pack, and ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ walked around the festival peninsuladailynews.com.
No rain in August at Sea-Tac Airport a record THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SEATTLE â€” No rain has fallen this month at Sea-Tac Airport and the National Weather Service forecasts none on Friday,
setting a record for the driest August. Forecasters say the last rain at the airport was .04 of an inch on July 22. Friday marks 40 dry days. The
record is 51 days. The Weather Service says the dry stretch in most of Washington is likely to continue through the Labor Day weekend and
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Port Townsend city The Port Townsend City Council will consider requesting a second airmonitoring station as well as authorizing the city manager to purchase up to 10,000 reusable shopping bags when they meet Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in chambers, 540 Water St. The council also will consider accepting a $2,104,000 construction loan from the state Public Works Board to go toward the $6 million replacement of Port Townsendâ€™s 5 million-gallon concrete storage tank. The local match for the loan would be $315,600. The council will consider asking the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency â€” or ORCAA â€” which now operates an air-monitoring station at Blue Heron School in Port Townsend, to install and operate a second airmonitoring station to monitor air emissions from the Port Townsend Paper mill. Port Townsend Paper Corp. is expanding its biomass cogeneration plant in a $55 million project expected to be completed in 2013. In anticipation of the cityâ€™s plastic-bag ban, which is scheduled to take effect Nov. 1, the city plans to distribute 5,000 reusable polypropylene bags to local residents free of charge and offer another 5,000 for purchase. While merchants will supply paper shopping bags for a 5-cent fee, the city is encouraging people to use their own bags.
Eye on Jefferson The estimated cost for 10,000 bags is between $9,000 and $10,000, which will be funded through an interfund loan to be reimbursed through a planned solid waste/garbage fee adjustment. The council also will consider final approval of an ordinance vacating Madison Street under City Dock as part of an agreement between the city and the Port of Port Townsend concerning Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park, Boat Haven street vacations, dock transfers and other matters. The street vacation is conditional on the closing of the portâ€™s Kah Tai property to the city. The council also will consider authorizing the city manager to accept a loan from the state Department of Healthâ€™s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to fund a mandated removal of cryptosporidium. Special City Council office hours, where anyone can talk with a council member without an appointment, will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the mayorâ€™s office on the second floor of historic City Hall, 540 Water St. Other city meetings, held in the conference rooms at City Hall, 250 Madison St. are: â– Arts Commission â€” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., third-floor conference room. â– Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Board â€” 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the first-floor conference room.
Hospital district Jefferson Healthcare commissioners will hear an update on the strategic plan and a report on quality and patient safety when they meet Wednesday. The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the hospital auditorium, 832 Sheridan St., Port Townsend. Commissioners also will hear about surveys of patient satisfaction. Administrator Mike Glenn will update commissioners on the 2013 budget and marketing.
Public utility district Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will discuss an information technology agreement with Jefferson County when they meet Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at 230 Chimacum Road, Port Hadlock. Commissioners will consider action on a repayment agreement with the Northwest Open Access Network â€” or NoaNet â€” and receive updates on NoaNet and a citizens advisory committee.
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OLYMPIA â€” The state Marine Debris Task Force has reminded beach-goers to phone 855-922-6278 to report potentially dangerous or tsunami-related marine debris on shorelines. The toll-free hotline can be used to report oil and hazardous items to the National Response Center and state Department of Ecology, large floating debris items that might pose a boating or navigation hazard or to get instructions for reporting debris that is not large or hazardous. The task force marine debris website at http:// marinedebris.wa.gov contains information about: â– How to report nonhazardous marine debris. â– Identifying and reporting potentially hazardous debris items. â– Tips on keeping our beaches clean and healthy. â– Where to get more information about debris modeling and monitoring efforts â€” including debris likely resulting from the March 11, 2011, tsunami that devastated Japan. â– Updates on efforts by the stateâ€™s Marine Debris Task Force. Gov. Chris Gregoire established the task force â€” consisting of the state Military Departmentâ€™s Emergency Management Division and several other state agencies â€” to coordinate state, federal and local activities to monitor and respond to marine debris found on the coast.
decreased, partly due to seasonal weather patterns, it said, adding that more is expected later this fall and winter when weather patterns shift. Items from many parts of the Pacific Rim, including buoys and consumer plastics, regularly wash up on Washington beaches, and it is difficult to tell the origin of the debris without identifying information. But if an item appears to have sentimental value to those who owned it, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration â€” or NOAA â€” asks that it be moved to a safe place and a photograph and note about the location be emailed to DisasterDebris@ noaa.gov. Marine debris that appears to be oiled or contain hazardous materials should be reported to 855922-6278. If something looks suspicious, donâ€™t touch it, Ecology warned, mentioning in particular the 10-inch aluminum insecticide canisters that are often found in high tide zones along the coast. Such canisters can contain small amounts of toxic phosphine gas. Washingtonâ€™s 375 miles of coastal beaches are owned and managed by eight different landowners: the Hoh tribe, the Makah Nation, the Quileute tribe, the Quinault Indian Nation, the Shoalwater Bay tribe, Olympic National Park, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. A NOAA website â€” www. marinedebris.noaa.gov/ tsunamidebris â€” remains the best source for information about Japan tsunami marine debris, including modeling, protocols to follow for handling marine debris and frequently asked questions.
Spike in June Washington state had a spike in the amount of marine debris found on beaches in June, Ecology said in a statement. Most items are small, such as plastic bottles and floats, Styrofoam, pieces of lumber and crates. Since July, the amount washing ashore has
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Interim fire chief hired for permanent position BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Ken Dubuc has now been hired twice by Dan McKeen. McKeen, the Port Angeles city manager, tapped Dubuc for the permanent fire chief position last week at a salary of $105,000 a year. McKeen was the Port Angeles fire chief when he made Dubuc the assistant fire chief-fire marshal 11 years ago. Dubuc took the city fire departmentâ€™s top spot in April on a temporary basis after McKeen was named interim city manager to replace Kent Myers, who is now serving as the city manager for Fredericksburg, Texas. The City Council hired
McKeen for the permanent position in July, paying him an annual salary of $135,000. Dubuc said he will earn 5 percent more than he did as assistant fire chief-fire marshal. He will head a department that in 2012 has a budget of $4 million and a staff of 22 full-time career staff, including firefighteremergency medical technicians and firefighter-paramedics and up to 24 volunteers paid on an hourly basis for fire departmentrelated activities. In April, â€œI was looking at it as temporary,â€? Dubuc, 52, said Friday, a day after the city announced the promotion. â€œI looked at it myself as a good opportunity to step into the job and see what it was like.
â€œThings are going well here. â€œ[McKeen] was happy with my performance, and the rest is history.â€? McKeen did not interview anyone else but Dubuc for the job, he said Friday. â€œHe is extremely capable of doing the job, and there was no need to go outside,â€? McKeen said.
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Dubuc said he will try to hire someone from within the department to take his old position. â€œThereâ€™s a succession plan in the department weâ€™re real proud of,â€? Dubuc said. ________ Dubuc, a native of Larkspur, Calif., was working in Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb the fire prevention division can be reached at 360-452-2345, of the Vancouver, Wash., fire ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ department before he came peninsuladailynews.com.
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State agrees to pay $3 million to settle suit over ex-con killings THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
liesâ€™ lawyer, Nathan Roberts in Centralia in 2004. He has a long history of of Tacoma, told The Chroniviolent crime in Lewis cle newspaper of Centralia. County dating to his early teens. Supervisor fired He was convicted of the Corrections launched an killings last year and of internal investigation and attempted murder for the fired the corrections officer, shooting of David West Sr.â€™s Seth Skipworth, 34, who was girlfriend, Denise Salts, 53, of supposed to be supervising Randle. them. Salts survived a gunshot â€œAfter the shootings to the face. occurred, there was a lot of Booth is serving life withattention brought to the fact out parole. that they were felons that According to testimony in were supposed to be super- the case, Booth and McCarvised,â€? Roberts said. thy went to the home to â€œtaxâ€? â€œThe officer simply was West Sr. for a drug debt not doing his job.â€? Booth claimed to be owed, Booth was released from then shot the adults before prison about nine months pulling West Jr. out of bed before the killings after serv- and making him kneel next ing five years of a seven-year to his dying father. Booth smirked and acted sentence for bludgeoning a manâ€™s head with a crowbar up throughout his trial, and
drew gasps from the courtroom when he told a deputy prosecutor, â€œIâ€™m thinking about shooting you.â€? The jury took just two hours to convict him. McCarthy is serving a 14-year sentence for robbery, burglary and attempted extortion. He acknowledged being at the West residence when the killing occurred but maintained he had nothing to do with the shootings. â€œThe heinous murders that John Allen Booth Jr. committed caused unbearable heartache for multiple families,â€? said Chad Lewis, Corrections spokesman, in a written statement. â€œWe hope these settlements help his victimsâ€™ families with their loss.â€?
CENTRALIA â€” Washington state has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit over the killings of three people and the wounding of a fourth by an ex-con in August 2010. The families of the murder victims â€” Salkum resident DJ West, 16; his father, David West; and Tony Williams, 50, of Mineral â€” Attempt to run alleged that the Department BELLEVUE â€” Clyde of Corrections did a terrible Hill police said an officer job monitoring the con, even shot at two suspects after though he was supposed to they attempted to run him be closely supervised. over with a stolen pickup Corrections didnâ€™t do any truck. of the field checks or drug Police say the incident tests required of the offender, began Friday when a John Allen Booth Jr., or of Dodge Ram was stolen another ex-con convicted in from a driveway in Woodin- connection with the crimes, ville. Later, officers spotted Ryan J. McCarthy, the famia truck matching the description driving recklessly around Bellevue, eventually entering the Clyde Hill neighborhood. Police say the truck rammed a police cruiser and attempted to strike an officer. The officer shot at the truck, which then crashed. The two suspects ran away. One suspect was caught hours later with a superficial wound to his arm. The driver of the truck got away. The officer was not injured. Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press
SEQUIM â€” A brush fire in hard-to-access terrain south of Railroad Bridge Park was in the process of being contained by Saturday afternoon, Clallam County Fire District No. 3 spokesman Patrick Young said. A containment line drawn around the slowly moving 60-foot-by-100-foot fire was expected to hold, he said at about 2:30 p.m. Firefighters with both District No. 3 and the state Department of Natural Resources poured water pumped from the nearby Dungeness River onto the blaze, Young said. â€œGiven any really unforeseen circumstances, it is contained at this point in time,â€? Young said. The fire was reported at 11:50 a.m. Saturday in an inaccessible area that fire engines had to reach on a farm road, Young said. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, Young said.
PORTLAND, Ore. â€” Federal biologists have decided that a rare butterfly found in Washington, Oregon and California will not get Endangered Species Act protection. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday that it has found the mardon skipper in far more places than were known when the butterfly was first considered for protection. Regional Director Robyn Thorson said extensive surveys have turned up 165 places where the butterfly can be found, compared with just 14 in 1999. The mardon skipper is tawny orange, with a stout, hairy body less than an inch long. The caterpillars feed on grasses. It is found in the southern Puget Sound and southern Cascades of Washington state, and the Cascades and Coast Range of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Conservation groups petitioned for protection in 2002.
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PORT ANGELES â€” Womanfest, the nonprofit that has sponsored International Womenâ€™s Day events and other programs on the North Olympic Peninsula for more than 25 years, has awarded $500 scholarships to two recent high school graduates. Tiana Abrams of Port Angeles, who plans to attend Washington State University and pursue a law degree, and Mackenzie Hagstrom of Sequim, who is studying to become a nurse-midwife, are the recipients. Funding for the scholarships comes from the annual Womanfest Fall Retreat at Camp David Junior, the Clallam County park on the north shore of Lake Crescent. For details about this yearâ€™s retreat â€” open to women in Jefferson and Clallam counties, it includes meals, lakeside and lodge activities and relaxation time for $95 per person â€” go to the groupâ€™s website at womanfest.org. More information is also available by contacting Womanfest board member Sheila Martin at 360-4526814 or sheilam@olypen. com.
to stay after the 7 p.m. screening to talk about the picture, which also features Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas. The Port Townsend Film Institute, which hosts a discussion every first Tuesday of the month, offers a $1 discount off admission and 50 cents off popcorn to members on salon night. For information about membership and the instituteâ€™s Port Townsend Film Festival from Sept. 21-23, visit www.PTFilmFest.com or phone 360-379-1333.
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it because it has a lot of special functions I don’t know how to use. It also came with a special cable that enables it to talk to my computer. Phone: Hey, I’ve got a lot of functions he’s not using. Computer: That’s OK. He doesn’t know how to use mine, either. But here’s the problem with cellphones: No matter how well they are engineered, eventually they will develop problems if you drop them off a balcony. Fortunately, there is a cellphone store very close to my home, where the people were able to diagnose the technical issue with my phone. “It’s broke,” they said. In the course of trying to go from “broke” to “fixed,” I learned a number of things about cellphone stores, which are both as numerous as Starbucks and just as useful when you need phone repair. It turns out that the “techs,”
as they are called, don’t work in every store but only the one that is most inconveniently located. “So, did you drop this or something?” the tech guy asked me as he pushed buttons on my dead phone. “Just normal use,” I replied, thinking to myself that balconies are “normally” above the ground. “But I pay every month for a policy that will repair the phone no matter what I do to it, even if I fired it out of a cannon. “Oh, and I need a new cellphone charger, because in the course of additional normal use, my dog chewed mine and swallowed some of it.” “Well,” the tech responded, “we don’t carry chargers for this phone. Too old.” For a moment, I thought he meant that my dog was too old because it didn’t seem possible that the cellphone store would stop carrying chargers for telephones they’d sold just two years before. “You really should get a new
phone anyway,” he advised. “The new ones are much better.” And they were better — better at generating sales for the store, which is why the whole operation exists in the first place. Most of the newer cellphone functions — like using the tiny screens to view IMAX movies — were of no use to me. I just wanted a cellphone so that day or night, no matter where I was, if my children needed to, they could always reach me to borrow more money. The new phones were very expensive, but I could purchase one at a substantial discount if I agreed to extend my service contract for another two years, which somehow seemed ironic. “What’s the term for when a product is designed to become obsolete in a short period of time?” I asked. “‘Wonderful’?” he guessed. “No, ‘built-in obsolescence,’” I corrected. “Speaking of built-in, the phone also has a Breathalyzer
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“Shoveling horse stalls. This was years ago in Katy, Texas. You know that you have to start at the bottom and work your way up? I was working with horses at the time.”
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“Fishing out in “Building the Pacific. It was firecracker stands hard work. It was back in Bozeman, with someone Mont. It was such whom I didn’t a repetitive job, work with well. I with sheets of loved whales and wood, hammering the cruise ships and painting. I we saw. I wished didn’t like the job they’d stop and but needed the take me away.” money to eat.”
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for ourselves and our I’ve been married to the daughters. Our men have learned and grown as well. same liberated man for When Mitt Romney more than 50 years. spoke to entrepreneurial I am the mother of two thoughtful sons and grand- women last week — “Women need our help” — I mother of two amazing thought I would explode. grandchildren. How can he and his I went to a competitive crew of white Republican undergraduate school and men suggest that we need was a successful graduate their help? student — moving on to a We don’t need their satisfying career. help. We just need them to During all these adventures, I was, first and fore- get out of the way. Their goal is to keep most, a woman. women either barefoot and I watched Title IX evolve. I marched for racial pregnant or celibate. Their goal is to control equality and women’s the health of women by conrights on both coasts. When I served as execu- trolling our access to reasonable insurance coverage. tive director of the San If Republican platform Diego Coalition for Equalwriters, Mormons and ity, I fought for equal Catholics, want to live their access to government conconvictions, please do. tracts for women and But don’t intrude into minority-owned businesses. The right-wingers called my bedroom, my doctor’s office, my insurance it quotas. The rest of us called it equal opportunity. options, my educational choices. For 50 or more years, I Women are perfectly have watched women emerge — reaching for and capable of making their own decisions. touching equality in busiPat Johansen, ness and government as we Sequim have made a better country
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function so that if you’ve had too much to drink, it won’t let you call your ex, your boss or anybody you feel resentment toward.” “Like my cellphone company?” I suggested. “Sure, if you want.” “Will the phone sense my dog’s breath and tell it not to chew up the charger?” “Maybe next year.” In the end, I elected to have my phone repaired, even though it made the tech very sad to think of one of his customers walking around with a phone that did not have cool new features, like higher payments. It’s in the shop now and will be fixed soon. Like maybe in two years.
Retired professional guardian Port Angeles
“Working for a funeral home in Virginia. I had to do a newsletter on how to remove eyeballs for the eye bank. It was morbid, and my boss looked like he was already dead.”
LETTERS, FAXES AND EMAIL
I have since carefully read the letter. I am astonished that reading this letter was ever permitted by Mayor Kidd. applied to adopt the stowaway. A STOWAWAY KITTEN that surThe letter lacks specifics The now-5-month-old kitten was vived a three-week ocean voyage from regarding supposed comfound July 11. It couldn’t walk, see or China to California trapped in a storplaints, and it does not submake any sounds. age container without food or water stantiate the violations menAn officer said the kitten had shalhas found a new home. tioned. low breathing and was “curled up in a Los Angeles County animal control There are just vague officials said Friday that the cat, which ball with his eyes shut,” said animal terms without any real facts. control official Aaron Reyes. has been named Ni Hao, or “hello” in Max is quoted as encourThe cat was rushed to a care center Chinese, will leave the animal hospital aging citizens to “sabotage” where veterinarians said he has he’s called home since turning up in and “discredit” the mayor thrived. The only lingering sign of the U.S. last month to start life next and council members. trauma is a limp, which Reyes week with a family in the suburb of Nowhere in the packet of Redondo Beach. describes as “his own strut.” supporting documents did More than 80 serious candidates The Associated Press Max use either of these terms. He did encourage citizens the old and diseased deer, Mania defended ‘Killing mentality’ to confront and picket their and by removing their natI attended the Aug. 21 It’s not hunting; it’s killCity Council. ural food chain (the deer), City Council meeting at ing mania. Citizen protest against our pets are going to be which Councilwoman The diseased and starv- hunted. what we view as unresponBrooke Nelson read her let- sive government is our right. ing deer have been elimiWe moved here to Diater accusing Max Mania of nated, and what’s left of Sometimes it is our only mond Point to see and various violations and the resident Diamond Point enjoy the wildlife, and we voice. The letter is supposedly unacceptable conduct. wildlife are healthy but few. even put up with the airsupported by many pages of After the reading, Spray those flowers and plane noise. email copies. buzz that landing strip Where does this “killing Mania was denied the Over half of these pages basic right of facing his (like they do in Alaska), mentality” come from? are emails not from Max, but stay off our streets and True hunters go out into accuser. but from private citizens to Mayor Cherie Kidd our property with your the woods, not into popuMax making comments and would not allow him to camoflauged clothes and lated neighborhoods. expressing concerns. your deadly weapons. June Harness, directly question his TURN TO VOICES/A11 Our cougars take care of Diamond Point accuser.
Kitty stowaway finds a new home
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Peninsula Voices CONTINUED FROM A10 be commended for his restraint. Why are these included? Mania has clearly To discourage citizens criti- defined himself as a radical cal of council policies? environmentalist and No one would deny that member of the “gang Max is often outspoken and green.” not always in agreement Where he did stray over with other council memthe line of propriety is his bers, but he listens to his advocating disruptive constituents. behavior in the council I guess because Max meetings, which infringes considers citizens’ concerns on the free-speech rights of of the highest importance the other council members. above the council’s appearI disagree with most of ance of solidarity, his repuMania’s Earth worship/ tation is smeared, and he is anti-civilization cult objecdenied his rights. Janet Marx, tives and positions but supPort Angeles port his right to lawfully pursue them. From the stream of PenFreedom of speech insula Voices letters supReading about [Port porting his wife’s candiAngeles] City Councildacy, he is a very effective woman Brooke Nelson’s motivator. complaint and City CounNelson is to be comcilman Max Mania’s counmended for exposing his ter-complaint in the PDN disruptive behavior. was a refreshing change to The PDN is to be comthe conspicuous absence of pertinent issues, the double mended on its skillful coverage of the issue. standard, the Democrat It sounds like Kidd is Party indoctrination, prodealing with this in a balgressive movement fluff bias and usual distractions anced, adult manner and not over-reacting. of the day. This is a freedom-ofMania is doing what any speech issue. effective community orgaGreat care and restraint nizer does. needs to be shown to avoid If calling Mayor Cherie violating the spirit of the Kidd “a corporate robot” is his worst offense, he should First Amendment, our pre-
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READERS’ LETTERS, FAXES AND EMAIL
No SEAL of approval THE PUBLISHER OF an insider account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden says it will begin public sales this week despite a Pentagon warning of possible legal action against the book’s author and unspecified associates. “At this time, we see no reason to change our plans,” said Christine Ball, a spokeswoman for the publisher, Penguin Group (USA)’s Dutton imprint. Before the Pentagon’s warning, Dutton had moved up publication to Sept. 4 from Sept. 11, saying that it was “important to put No Easy Day on sale and let the book speak for itself.” Pre-orders for the book have catapulted it to No. 1 on Amazon’s best-seller list. An initial print run of 200,000 has been increased to 575,000 copies. Pentagon press secretary George Little said the book’s author, ex-SEAL Matt Bissonnette, was in violation of two nondisclosure agreements that he signed in 2007 by failing to submit the book for an official security review before it was published. The Associated Press cious right to unabridged ■ Reduce taxes for the free speech. uber-wealthy. Karl Spees, ■ Promote deregulation Port Angeles to increase corporate profits. ■ Repeal the Affordable Romney-Ryan critic Care Act. ■ Dismantle Medicare Forget all the name-calland Medicaid. ing and rhetoric. ■ Privatize Social SecuHere’s what Mitt Romrity, forcing you to risk ney and Paul Ryan say your retirement on the they want for America: stock market that is con■ Cut funding for edutrolled by the uber-wealthy. cation, infrastructure and national parks. ■ Increase military
spending. ■ Refuse to support equal pay for equal work. ■ Roll back civil and reproductive rights to 1950s levels. ■ Legislate fundamentalist Christian morals as the law of the land. ■ Demonize and scapegoat anyone who doesn’t agree with them, including women, gays and immigrants. Don’t take my word for this. Look past the stumpspeech rhetoric. Listen for the rare occasions when they make honest statements about what they believe is best for America, and you will find support for everything above. Is this the America you want to live in? Frankly, for the first time in my life, I am very afraid of what my country may become if RomneyRyan are elected in November. Even if you don’t like Barack Obama, at least his vision for America isn’t so harsh. Please, take the time to look past the rhetoric and look at what Romney-Ryan want to do to our country. Pam Catlin, Port Angeles
Story of NAFTA In response to the Aug. 22 letter [“Obama ‘In a Ditch’,” Peninsula Voices], I would like to correct the writer’s misinformation that President Bill Clinton was a “creator of NAFTA.” Wrong! It all started with President Ronald Reagan, who envisioned a “fast track” system that a president could use for negotiating trade agreements without going through Congress. President George H.W. Bush signed the NAFTA agreement in 1992 along with Carlos Salinas of Mexico and Brian Mulroney of Canada, and it was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate and the House in 1993. President Clinton’s culpability was to sign it into law after the Republicans had spawned it and nurtured it through Congress, another one of many Republican debacles that came out of the mind of Reagan, verified by the website www.politifake.org. I would suggest to the letter writer that he check his facts before misinforming readers. John Ratchford, Port Townsend
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Rants & Raves COMPILED
Rave of the Week A RAVEFUL REMINDER to all those conscientious drivers to pay attention and note that the school year begins again this week. Please watch out and slow down for the kiddies.
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effort to bring it to the bus barn. He is my guardian angel.
MANY THANKS TO the gracious couple in the red SUV who pulled off the road on Front Street [Port Angeles] about 10 days ago to offer help after I tripped and fell over an uneven city sidewalk.
WHAT A FUN evening we had when Park View Villas hosted our Senior Games Celebration Dinner. The food was delicious, the service was “right on” and the donated door prizes were much-appreciated.
A RAVE TO the Sequim Police Department for prompt action about a dog in a hot car.
A RAVE AND a thank you to all the participants who made the Survivors Outdoors Experience fundraising climb to Mount Olympus a success. I think I fell in love with all of you. It was an honor to raise funds for SOE. Pacific Alpine Guides and Olympic Llamas made it safe and joyful.
A HUGE RAVE for the new Sequim restaurant, Ha Long Bay Asian Bistro, for a wonderful open house and delicious food. A BIG RAVE to the very nice lady who helps the handicapped fill up their gas tanks at the filling station in Sequim. Thank you very much.
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A HUGE RAVE for the gentleman who found my cellphone near Jefferson School in Port Angeles and took the time and
BIG RANT AGAINST elected officials whose fear of discussing issues drives them to planned public silence. For shame.
. . . and other Rants LIVING IN A coastal town and complaining about sea gulls is like building a house on the San Andreas fault and complaining about earthquakes. SHAME ON THE dry cleaner who says it does “alterations” but will make you wait for six weeks before it will tell you, “Sorry. I just couldn’t get to it.” We’re talking about hemming one drape! A RANT TO the Clallam County Road Department for graveling O’Brien Road but not putting in any centerline or fog lines. C’mon, guys, it’s been two months. MASSIVE RANTS TO the older Cadillac passing a family car on Old Olympic Highway heading east between Agnew and Kitchen-Dick Road. We pulled over to avoid a
head-on collision with you. What were you thinking? Nothing was worth killing us all. FOR THOSE WITH supersensitive hearing: Perhaps you should invest in a pair of headphones that block out noises you don’t wish to hear. This would be a far better solution than denying others the right to enjoy their TV or radio at a decent volume that is pleasant for everyone. Earplugs would be a good investment as well. A BIG RANT for the inconsiderate types who continue to use downtown Port Angeles sidewalks for their dog toilet. WHILE ATTENDING AN excellent park ranger-led walk on [the former] Lake Aldwell, I was disheartened to see the new 8- to 12-inch fluorescent orange stripes placed on the regal remnants of the old-growth cedar trees. I understand that there may be some need for a government agency to inventory and track the stumps, but those garish marks destroy the viewing and photographic opportunities of this fascinating area. Stick to the small metal markers. RANT TO THE vandal who took my [political] sign down off of state Highway 112 out to
Joyce. Next time, I will be waiting for you. A RANT TO those who tear down approved fliers from the library bulletin board. If you disagree, come to the event and debate or else hold your own counter-event. Don’t deprive other groups of their freedom of speech by trying to stifle their meetings.
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TAHOLAH — The Neah Bay Red Devils couldn’t ask for a better beginning to their state title defense than their 66-26 win over Taholah on Friday night. Well, depending on who you ask. “We started slow, which is kind of what we do,” Red Devils coach Tony McCaulley said, despite outscoring the Chitwhins 22-6 in the first quarter. “We’re trying to get away from that.” McCaulley was happy with how his team played in the second and third quarters. The Red Devils deviated from their power-run offense and worked on their passing game. “[Quarterback] Josiah Greene played great,” McCaulley said. “He threw the ball to nine or 10 different receivers.” Greene completed 18 of 22 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns, and returned a kickoff 85 yards for another score. McCaulley was especially pleased with the effort on the other side of the ball. “The defense looked pretty good,” he said, singling out the performances of Tyler McCaulley and Zeke Greene. Despite the lopsided score, the Neah Bay coach said the Chitwhins provided a challenge for the Red Devils. “Taholah’s a good team,” McCaulley said. “They put up a fight. They hit hard.”
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Forks running back Brett Pederson is tackled by Chimacum defensive end Trevon Noel in the opening game for both football teams Friday night
Forks blanks Cowboys Spartans steamroll 45-0 with fierce running attack BY LEE HORTON PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Neah Bay 66, Taholah 26 Neah Bay Taholah
14 8— 66 0 14— 26 First Quarter NB—Josiah Greene 25 run (run failed) TAH—Wayne Purdy 37 run (run failed) NB—Greene 85 kickoff return (Leyton Doherty pass from Josiah Greene) NB—Doherty 47 pass from Greene (Zeke Greene pass from Josiah Greene) Second Quarter NB—Joey Monje 1 run (run failed) TAH—Justin Curleybear 43 run (run failed) NB—Tyler McCaulley 14 pass from Josiah Greene (run failed) NB—Monje 33 pass from Josiah Greene (Zeke Greene pass from Josiah Greene) Third Quarter NB—Zeke Greene 16 pass from Josiah Greene (Elijah Winck pass from Josiah Greene) NB—Josiah Greene 47 run (pass failed) Fourth Quarter TAH—Wayne Purdy 75 run (Austin Rojas run) NB—Cole Svec 11 pass from Josiah Greene (Josiah Greene run) TAH—Wayne Purdy 37 run (run failed) Individual Stats Rushing— NB: Josiah Greene 7-114, Monje 6-29, Tyler McCaulley 4-32, Cole Svec 3-8. TAH: Justin Curleybear 26-105, Wayne Purdy 6-147. Passing—NB: Josiah Greene 18-22, 257; Kenrick Doherty 0-1. TAH: Jeff Capoeman 0-4, 0. Receiving—NB: Leyton Doherty 3-65, Zeke Greene 5-37, Monje 3-76, Tyler McCaulley 1-14, Elijah Winck 1-3, Cole Svec 2-21.
Klahowya 26, Port Townsend 20 SILVERDALE — The Redskins’ fourth quarter rally came up short on Friday night. “With 8 minutes left, we got fired up,” Port Townsend coach Nick Snyder said. Trailing 26-7, quarterback Jacob King led the Redskins down the field on a drive that ended with a 7-yard touchdown run by King. Port Townsend successfully executed an onside kick. King capped the ensuing drive with a 3-yard run to cut Klahowya’s lead to 26-20 with two minutes left. The Redskins attempted another onside kick that was unsuccessful, thereby ending the comeback bid and extending Port Townsend’s losing streak to 20 games. Port Townsend was doomed by earlier mistakes. After taking a 7-0 lead on Matt Cain’s 9-yard run, the Redskins continued to move the ball behind King, who finished with 111 yards rushing and 75 yards passing. TURN
FORKS — Fast, fierce and relentless. Forks coach Mark Feasel said that phrase serves as the motto for his football team this season. So far, so good. The Spartans lived up to the motto in their season-opening 45-0 victory over Chimacum on Friday. “We’re trying to play four quarters with that in mind,” Feasel said after the game. “So, when people watch us, I hope they think, ‘Gosh dang,
that Forks team is fast, fierce and relentless.’” The second quarter was particularly prolific Friday night. The Spartans scored touchdowns on each of their four drives in the quarter, thereby extending a 6-0 lead to 31-0. They were fast. None of the offensive drives consisted of more than five plays. They were fierce. They scored touchdowns on each of their four possessions. They were relentless. Two of the touchdowns came in the final two minutes of the half, including a 16-yard rumble by running
Football back Brett Pederson as time expired. In a quarter full of big plays, Forks senior Trey Harris was the biggest playmaker. On fourth and 15 early on the Spartans’ first drive, Harris hauled in a 43-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Braden Decker to give Forks a 12-0 advantage.
Forks interception Later in the quarter, Harris intercepted Chimacum quarterback Alex Morris and returned it to the Forks’ 29-yard line. That set up an 18-yard touchdown by Pederson that made the score 25-0.
Hawks keep Edwards Seattle cuts Durham, others BY TIM BOOTH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
RENTON — The Seattle Seahawks kept veteran wide receivers Braylon Edwards and Ben Obomanu on their final 53-man roster and waived returning young receivers Deon Butler, Kris Durham and Ricardo Lockette. There were little surprises on Seattle’s final 53-man roster. If the past two years are any example, the roster will still see significant flux over the next few days as the Seahawks have been successful with signings after cut day in each of Pete Carroll’s first two years as head coach. If there was a surprise it was the decision to activate offenTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS sive lineman James Carpenter Oakland’s Bryan McCann defends a pass intended for from the physically unable to Seattle wide receiver Charly Martin in Thursday’s final perform list.
exhibition game. The Seahawks kept Martin on the
HAWKS/B10 team after making final cuts. Seattle won 21-3.
In between those two scores, Decker took a quarterback option 17 yards for a touchdown. The Spartans continued their assault on the first drive of the second half. After the kickoff, backup quarterback Mark Jacobson’s 17-yard pass to Harris capped off a five-play drive that included four plays that went for more than 10 yards. Despite the Spartans’ runoriented offense, Feasel expects Harris to make an impact. “He is a playmaker,” Feasel said. “He’s got great hands, some of the best hands on the team, maybe the best. He’s a real disciplined athlete, he runs real tight routes, he sticks his routes. TURN
Wolves bumped in Idaho BY MICHAEL LYCKLAMA IDAHO FALLS POST REGISTER
POCATELLO, Idaho — The first trip out of state for the Sequim football team didn’t go to script. Sequim struggled with shotgun and long snaps all afternoon, which, aloßng with six turnovers, suffocated its offense. The end result was a 42-0 loss to the Shelley Russets of Idaho on Saturday. The game got off to an auspicious start for Sequim (0-1). A snap over quarterback Jack Wiker’s head on the team’s first play from scrimmage forced Wiker to scramble backwards for a 21-yard loss to recover the loose ball. TURN
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Golf Peninsula Golf Club Thursday Men’s Club Medal Play Individual gross: Gary Thorne, 68; Mike DuPuis, 71. Individual net: Rudy Arruda, 66; Joe Tweter, 68; Al Osterberg, 69; Gary Murphy, 69; Bob Reidel, 69; Steve Callis, 69; Bill Clevenger, 69; Rob Botero, 69. Team gross: Gary Thorne and Mike DuPuis, 64; Gary Thorne and Rob Botero, 66. Team net: Al Osterberg and Rick Parkhurst, 60; Duane Vernon and Bill Clevenger, 60; Dale Doran and Jim Schramm, 61; Tom Lowe and Gary Murphy, 61; Rudy Arruda and Jack Morley, 61; Rudy Arruda and Bob Reidel, 61; Quint Boe and Darrell Vincent, 61; Jeff Colvin and Steve Jones, 61; Jeff Colvin and Curtis Johnson, 61. Wednesday Merchant League Final Standings Team Points 1. Team Crestwood 298 2. Dream Team 294.5 3. Fryer Insurance 285 4. Glass Services 220 5. Les Schwab 202 6. Laurel Lanes No. 2 193.5 7. Triggs Dental Lab No. 1 185.5 8. Lakeside Industries 183 9. Laurel Lanes No. 1 180.5 10. Elwood Allstate 177.5 11. A.P.S. Electrical 169.5 12. Peninsula College 167 13. Taylor Made Construction 163 14. Triggs Dental Lab No. 2 162.5 15. John L. Scott 160.5 16. D & K Painting 148.5 17. Callis Insurance 147.5 18. Windermere 146 19. Joshua’s 145 20. Olympic Restoration 96.5 21. Next Door 57 Division One (0 to 7 handicap) Individual gross: Rick Hoover, 35; Mark Mitrovich, 35. Individual net: Kurt Anderson, 33; Jay Kalla, 34; Mark Murray, 34; Rena Peabody, 34; Andy Callis, 34; Mike Johnson, 34; Jeff James, 34; Jim Hoine, 34; Gene Norton, 34; Dean Bensen, 34. Division Two (8 to 12 handicap) Individual gross: Gary Heilman, 41; Chris Hoare, 41. Individual net: Joe Gentry, 31; Darrel Vincent, 32; Andrew Rood, 33; Clint Wetzel, 33; Harry Hinds, 34; Bill Riley, 34; Kent Brauninger, 34; Warren Taylor, 34. Division Three (13 and up handicap) Individual gross: Joe Cammack, 46; Christie Brown, 47. Individual net: Bill Benedict, 30; Sheryl Baxter, 34; Brian DeFrang, 34; Barb Thompson, 34; Brian Albright, 35; Joanie Oakes, 35. Ladies Club Medal Play 18 Hole Ladies: Rena Peabody, 70; Chris Anderson, 73; Sherry Henderson, 74; LInda Bruch, 75; Duffy DeFrang, 75; Cindy Schlaffman, 75. 9 Hole Ladies: Kitty Byrne,34; Dona Scarcia, 38. Chip Ins No. 18: Dona Scarcia. No. 15: Doris Sparks and Cindy Schlaffman. Tuesday Men’s Club Throw Out Three Worst Holes Individual gross: Mike DuPuis, 54; Gary Thorne, 55. Individual net: Rudy Arruda, 47; Dick Goodman, 48; Gordon Thomson, 48; Frank Randall, 48; Bob Reidel, 49; Lyle Andrus, 49; Jerry Hendricks, 49. Team gross: Mike DuPuis and Gary Thorne, 65; Bob Brodhun and Rick Parkhurst, 70; Bob Brodhun and John Pruss, 70. Team net: Rudy Arruda and Bob Reidel, 57; Gene Norton and Gordon Thomson, 60; Rudy Arruda and Jack Morley, 60; Rudy Arruda and Andy Duran, 60; Lyle Andrus and Ev Tozier, 61. Sunday, Aug. 26 Men’s Club Sub Par One Hole Each Nine Individual gross: Paul Reed, 68; Greg Thomas, 68. Individual net: Tyler Crow, 62; Tom Humleker, 64; Gerald Petersen, 66; Gene Ketchum, 66; Pfat Davis, 66; Todd Reed, 67; Bill Lindberg, 68; Gary Reidel, 68; Eric Kovatch, 68; Rick Parkhurst, 68. SUNLAND GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Thursday Lady Niners Field Day T’s and F’s 1. Janice Orth, 9; 2. Kathy Tiedeman, 9.5; 3. Betty Armstrong, 10. Special Games Long putt: Janice Orth. Long drive: Judy Kelley. Straight drive: Karen Postma. SWGA Medal Play Flight 1 (0 to 26 handicap) Individual gross: Witta Priester, 79; Cheryl Coulter, 93. Individual net: Judy Nordyke, 74. Flight 2 (27 plus) Individual gross: Jan Prout, 99. Individual net: Pat Beltz, 71; Sherry Meythaler, 76. Wednesday Men’s Throw Out Three Worst Holes Flight 1 (0 to 17 handicap) Individual gross: Jay Tomlin, 63. Individual net: Bob Berard, 50; Fritz Field, 50; Steve Zipser, 51; Bill wheeler, 51. Flight 2 (18 and up handicap) Individual gross: Russ McClelland, 72. Individual net: Jerry Hurd, 51; Mike McKenna, 52; Maury Fitzgerald, 53; Jam Hanley, 53. Cedars At Dungeness Thursday Merchant League Team Points 1. Skyridge Golf Club 56.5 2. Eric’s RV Repair 52.5 3. Kettel’s 76 51 4. Raske Insurance 48.5 5. Dungeness Plumbing 46.5 6. Mischmidt 44.5 7. Eagle Home Mortgage 43.5 8. Sequim Plumbing 40.5 9. Bigg Dogg 37 10. Stymie’s Bar and Grill 33.5 11. Team McAleer-RE/MAX 31.5 12. Dungeness Golf Shop 30.5 13. Windermere Sequim East 23 14. Jamestown Aces 18.5
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A TIGHT SPOT
Northern Iowa’s Sawyer Kollmorgen (17) throws as he is hit by Wisconsin’s Chris Borland (44) and Brendan Kelly (97) during the second half of their college football game Saturday in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 26-21.
Low handicap division Gross: Sid Krumpe, 33; Scott Mackey, 36; John Raske, 40; Larry Smithson, 40; Robert Mares, 40; Ron Sather, 40. Net: Brian Cays, 28; Rich Burlingame, 31; Glynn Brown, 31; Bill Francis, 33; Larry Blydenstein, 33. Closest to pin No. 4 Low handicap division: Kris Lether, 13 ft. 5 in. High handicap division: Kris Gries, 4 ft. 1 in. High handicap division Gross: Clint Wetzel, 43; Brad Chitwood, 47; Irene Schmidt, 48; Matt Bailey, 49. Net: Kirk Gries, 30; Jeff Kussin, 31; Dean Norman, 34; Ken Hagan, 34; Jane Walker, 34. Closest to pin No. 8 Low handicap division: Scott Mackey, 6 ft. High handicap division: Ken Hagan, 12 ft. 2 in. Monday Men’s Club Net Stableford Flight 1 Net: Bruce Durning, 46; John Mitchell, 42; Don Walker, 41. Flight 2 Net: Blaine Pugsley, 44; Arni Fredrickson, 41; KO Johnson, 41. Flight 3 Net: Ted Johnson, 44; Brian McArdle, 40; Bob Larkins, 39; Ray Ballantyne, 39. Flight 4 Net: Jay Howard, 41; George Switzer, 40; Monte Clayton, 37; Warren Benson, 37. Flight 5 Net: Sterling Epps, 47; Nicolaas Holt, 43; Tim Lane, 35. Closest to pin No. 8 Low division: Allen Balla, 24 ft. 6 in. High division: Bob Young, 6 ft. 8 in. No. 17 Low division: Arni Fredrickson, 10 ft. 3 in. High division: Whitey Best, 2 ft. 9 in. Open No. 11: Ted Johnson, 4 ft. 11 in. Tuesday, Aug. 21 Women’s 18 Hole Sweet 16 Division One Gross: Pat Schumacher, 56; Marlene Erickson, 59. Division Two Gross: Donna Maclean, 52; Carolyn Gill, 53. Closest to pin Division One No. 11: Pat Schumacher, 32 ft. 1 in. Division Two No. 4: Carolyn Gill, 4 ft. Putts Division One: Pat Schumacher, 31. Division Two: Bonney Benson, 30. Chip Ins No. 13: Lori Wyngaert. Birdies No. 13: Lori Wyngaert and Marlene Erickson. No. 8: Pat Schumacher. SKYRIDGE GOLF COURSE Sunday, Aug. 26 Throw Out One Par 3 Gross: Rich Garvey, 61; Steve Hall, 62; John Naples, 64; Gene Potter, 65; Bob Madsen, 66. WSU Alumni Scramble Gross: Gary Thorne, 57; Mike DuPuis, 57; Rob Botero, 57; Tim Lusk, 57. Net: Scott MacKay, 52.8;Adam MacKay, 52.8; Shane Price, 52.8; Ken Chace, 52.8.
Softball PORT ANGELES RECREATION COED Saturday Final Standings Purple Division Team W L The Hanger 9 1 PA Hardwoods 6 4 Westport Shipyard 5 5 California Horizon 5 5 Shirley’s Cafe 4 6 Jordan Excavating 1 9
Gold Division Team W Elwha Heat 9 Butch’s Ballers 7 High Grounds 6 Coo Coo Nest 4 The Daily Grind 2 Elwha Gone Wild 2 Green Division Team W Mt. Pleasant IGS 7 Blind Ambition/Lou’s 7 State Farm Killa Beez 7 7 Cedars Casino 4 Olympic Restoration 4 Evergreen Collision 1 Gray Division Team W Armstrong Marine 9 Family Juels 7 The Lions 4 Lakeside Industries 4 OMC Scrubs 1
L 1 3 4 6 8 8 L 3 3 3 6 6 9 L 1 3 6 6 9
Prep Sportss Football Almira/Coulee-Hartline 54, Soap Lake-Wilson Creek 22 Archbishop Murphy 42, North Kitsap 21 Battle Ground 41, R.A. Long 27 Bellarmine Prep 38, Peninsula 14 Bethel 38, Spanaway Lake 35 Black Hills 46, Clover Park 6 Blaine 50, New Westminster, British Columbia 16 Blanchet 7, Ballard 6 Bremerton 42, Foster 15 Brewster 21, Oroville 6 Burlington-Edison 42, Meridian 8 Camas 63, Oregon City, Ore. 20 Cascade (Everett) 20, Shorewood 12 Cashmere 39, Cascade Christian 0 Castle Rock 62, Seton Catholic 7 Cedarcrest 41, Sammamish 28 Central Kitsap 48, Bainbridge 7 Charles Wright Academy 56, Tacoma Baptist 6 Chehalis 33, Port Angeles 0 Chief Sealth 26, Evergreen (Seattle) 20 Clarkston 8, Moscow, Idaho 7 Cle Elum/Roslyn 35, Selah 0 Colton/Pullman Christian 66, Wilbur-Creston 40 Columbia River 40, Heritage 34 Columbia(Hunters)-Inchelium 52, Republic 42 Curtis 20, Emerald Ridge 0 Cusick 54, Wallace, Idaho 22 Darrington 13, Liberty Bell 7 Davenport 44, Lake Roosevelt 13 Deer Park 28, Chewelah 18 DeSales 34, La Salle 14 East Valley (Spokane) 42, Sandpoint, Idaho 14 Eastmont 21, Davis 12 Eastside Catholic 41, Liberty 14 Edmonds-Woodway 42, Everett 14 Eisenhower 29, Wenatchee 27 Ellensburg 28, West Valley (Spokane) 14 Entiat 38, Waterville 6 Enumclaw 22, White River 13 Ephrata 22, Quincy 21 Evergreen (Vancouver) 40, Fort Vancouver 0 Federal Way 41, Rogers (Puyallup) 14 Fife 54, Salmon Arm, British Columbia 8 Forks 45, Chimacum 0 Friday Harbor 21, Anacortes 0 Garfield 35, Franklin 7 Glacier Peak 42, Lake Stevens 31 Goldendale 26, Columbia (White Salmon) 7 Gonzaga Prep 49, Lewis and Clark 30 Hanford 23, Chiawana 7 Hazen 37, Franklin Pierce 28 Hockinson 40, Elma 21 Hoquiam 49, Centralia 13 Issaquah 24, Interlake 13 Jackson 41, Monroe 26
Juanita 23, Inglemoor 7 Kelso 17, Mark Morris 7 Kentlake 47, Thomas Jefferson 13 Kentwood 31, Auburn 7 King’s 42, Lynden 39 Kiona-Benton 40, Granger 7 Klahowya 26, Port Townsend 20 LaCenter 56, Ilwaco 6 Lake City, Idaho 24, Kennewick 21 Lake Oswego, Ore. 34, Olympia 0 Lake Washington 56, Foss 20 Liberty Christian 70, Ione, Ore. 6 Lynnwood 26, Shorecrest 6 Mariner 41, Marysville-Getchell 27 Marysville-Pilchuck 42, Arlington 14 McCall-Donnelly, Idaho 31, Asotin 6 Mead 43, University 10 Meadowdale 28, Kamiak 18 Medical Lake 39, St. Maries, Idaho 32 Mercer Island 35, Redmond 20 Montesano 38, Aberdeen 0 Morton/White Pass 42, Winlock 0 Mount Baker 55, Bellingham 12 Mount Si 30, Kennedy 0 Mt. Spokane 35, North Central 18 Napavine 55, Adna 21 Naselle 39, Rainier 6 Nathan Hale 48, Lakeside (Seattle) 16 Neah Bay 66, Taholah 26 Nooksack Valley 17, Sehome 6 North Mason 14, Sultan 12 North Thurston 36, Steilacoom 21 Oak Harbor 27, Snohomish 3 Okanogan 24, Warden 14 Omak 42, Lynden Christian 39 Onalaska 18, Pe Ell 12, 2OT Orting 21, Eatonville 9 Othello 39, Connell 13 Pateros 70, Curlew 0 Prairie 23, Rainier, Ore. 20 Priest River, Idaho 36, Kettle Falls 22 Pullman 41, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 32 Puyallup 33, Todd Beamer 19 Renton 13, Olympic 0 Ridgefield 29, Rochester 7 River View 53, Highland 6 Roosevelt 28, Seattle Prep 0 Royal 52, Cascade (Leavenworth) 14 Selkirk 64, Northport 14 Shelley, Idaho 42, Sequim 0 Shelton 42, Tumwater 21 Skyline 33, Bothell 21 South Kitsap 37, Kentridge 20 South Whidbey 28, Chelan 15 Southridge 9, Richland 7 Squalicum 27, Kingston 10 Stadium 34, Mount Tahoma 12 Stanfield, Ore. 47, Dayton 6 Stanwood 19, Mountlake Terrace 8 Sumner 20, Auburn Mountainview 7 Sunnyside 54, Grandview 14 Tenino 26, Raymond 7 Timberlake, Idaho 45, Riverside 35 Timberline 20, River Ridge 0 Toledo 49, Stevenson 8 Tonasket 47, Bridgeport 6 Toppenish 28, Columbia (Burbank) 20 Toutle Lake 27, North Beach 0 Tri-Cities Prep 42, Liberty (Spangle) 6 Union 35, Mountain View 7 W. F. West 33, Port Angeles 0 Wahkiakum 34, Mossyrock 14 Waitsburg-Prescott 41, Heppner, Ore. 6 Walla Walla 21, Moses Lake 18 Washington 35, Lakewood 7 Washougal 50, Hudson’s Bay 0 Wellpinit 72, St. John-Endicott 20 West Valley (Yakima) 23, Pasco 0 White Swan 17, Wahluke 14 Willapa Valley 47, South Bend 0 Wilson 45, Decatur 13 Woodinville 31, Lakes 24, OT Woodland 55, Kalama 6 Yelm 53, Highline 14 Zillah 34, Wapato 6
SPORTS ON TV
Today 8 a.m. (7) KIRO Tennis ITF, U.S. Open, Site: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - Flushing Meadows, N.Y. (Live) 8 a.m. (27) ESPN2 Drag Racing NHRA, U.S. Nationals (Live) 9 a.m. (26) ESPN Football NCAA, Alabama State vs. Bethune-Cookman, MEAC/ SWAC Challenge Orlando, Fla. (Live) 10 a.m. (47) GOLF PGA, Deutsche Bank Championship (Live) 10 a.m. (28) TBS Baseball MLB, Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees (Live) 11 a.m. (27) ESPN2 Football H.S., Miramar, FL vs. Manatee, FL (Live) 11:10 a.m. WGN Baseball MLB, San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs (Live) Noon (5) KING Golf PGA, Deutsche Bank Championship (Live) Noon (47) GOLF PGA, Deutsche Bank Championship (Live) 12:30 p.m. (8) GBLBC Golf PGA, Deutsche Bank Championship (Live) 12:30 p.m. (26) ESPN Football NCAA, Kentucky vs. Louisville (Live) 1 p.m. (25) ROOT Baseball MLB, Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners (Live) 4 p.m. (6) KONG Soccer MLS, Seattle Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas (Live) 4:30 p.m. (26) ESPN Auto Racing NASCAR, Advocare 500 (Live) 4:30 p.m. (25) ROOT Football NCAA, Southern Methodist University vs. Baylor (Live) 5 p.m. (27) ESPN2 Baseball MLB, Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers (Live)
Baseball Angels 5, Mariners 2 Saturday Los Angeles Seattle ab r hbi ab r hbi Trout cf 5 1 2 0 Ackley 2b 3100 TrHntr rf 4 2 3 0 Gutirrz cf 4011 Pujols dh 5 1 1 1 Seager 3b 4010 KMorls 1b 4 0 0 0 Jaso c 4000 Trumo lf 4 0 1 2 JMontr dh 3010 V.Wells pr-lf 0 1 0 0 CPegur pr-dh 1 0 0 0 HKndrc 2b 3 0 1 1 Thams rf 3000 Aybar ss 3 0 2 0 Smoak 1b 4010 Callasp 3b 4 0 0 0 TRonsn lf 2111 Iannett c 4 0 0 0 Ryan ss 3000 Totals 36 510 4 Totals 31 2 5 2 Los Angeles Seattle
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E—Seager (10). DP—Seattle 2. LOB— Los Angeles 8, Seattle 5. 2B—Pujols (36), H.Kendrick (24), Gutierrez (4), Smoak (9). HR—T.Robinson (2). SB—Tor.Hunter (8). S— Thames. IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles E.Santana W,8/11 7 4 2 2 2 5 Jepsen H,12 1 1 0 0 0 1 Frieri S,17-19 1 0 0 0 0 2 Seattle F.Hernandez L,13/6 7 1-3 9 5 4 27 Pryor 2-3 1 0 0 1 0 Wilhelmsen 1 0 0 0 1 0 WP—F.Hernandez 2, Pryor. PB_Jaso. Umpires—Home, Jim Wolf; First, Alan Porter; Second, Ron Kulpa; Third, Derryl Cousins. T—3:03. A—22,910 (47,860).
Angels 9, Mariners 1 Friday night Los Angeles Seattle ab r hbi Trout cf 5 3 1 0 Ackley 2b TrHntr rf 5 1 4 1 Gutirrz cf Calhon ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Seager 3b Pujols dh 4 1 2 1 Jaso dh KMorls 1b 5 1 2 4 JMontr c Trumo lf 4 0 1 0 MSndrs rf V.Wells lf 0 0 0 0 Thams rf Aybar ss 5 1 2 0 Smoak 1b Callasp 3b 5 1 2 1 TRonsn lf MIzturs 2b 3 0 1 0 Ryan ss BoWlsn c 51 12 Totals 42 916 9 Totals Los Angeles Seattle
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E—Haren (3), Seager (9). DP—Los Angeles 2, Seattle 2. LOB—Los Angeles 11, Seattle 4. 2B—Tor.Hunter (19), Callaspo (15). 3B—Aybar (5). HR—K.Morales (18), Bo.Wilson (3). SB— Trout (42), Aybar (13). IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Haren W,9/10 7 5 1 0 0 3 Richards 1 0 0 0 0 1 Hawkins 1 2 0 0 0 0 Seattle Millwood L,4/12 5 9 5 4 4 1 C.Capps 2 3 1 1 1 4 Kinney 1 1 0 0 0 2 Luetge 1 3 3 3 0 1 WP—Millwood. Umpire—Home, Derryl Cousins; First, Jim Wolf; Second, Alan Porter; Third, Ron Kulpa. T—3:04. A—17,739 (47,860).
PENINSULA F OOTBALL 2012 North Olympic Peninsula High Schools
September 2, 2012
1B Neah Bay
Defending state champions BY LEE HORTON PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
NEAH BAY — The 2012 Neah Bay football team hasn’t accomplished anything. Well, the Red Devils did smash Taholah 66-26 in nonleague action Friday night to open 1-0. Sure, they return a large majority of the starters from the team that won the 1B state championship in December. But the world doesn’t hand out trophies for returning starters. “It’s a new season, a new team,” Red Devils head coach Tony McCaulley said. “We’re not the state champs anymore.” Fortunately, among those returning is quarterback Josiah Greene.
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Neah Bay head coach Tony McCaulley, right, looks on as the defending 1B state champion Red Devils go through tackling TURN TO DEVILS/B8 drills. Neah Bay opens defense of its title tonight at Taholah High School.
2A Port Angeles
Aiming for the top Wolves ready to challenge for league title BY LEE HORTON PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM — Some teams rebuild, others reload. But the Sequim football team just refuses to let its weapon run out of ammunition. Despite losing many key players from last season’s Olympic League championship team, the Wolves again plan on being a contender and reaching the state playoffs in 2012. Head coach Erik Wiker refuses to dwell on those who have moved on, such as Frank Catelli and Tyler Forshaw. “I don’t really think about replacing guys,” Wiker said. “Every year, we just coach the guys that are there and try to make the best fits.” This mindset is part of a culture Wiker and his coaching staff have created for the Sequim program. It isn’t that players are expendable. But the starters aren’t the only ones who receive repetitions in practice. Sequim saw this approach pay off last year
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Port Angeles High School players participate in line drills during practice this past week at the school. The youthful Roughriders opened with a 33-0 loss to state powerhouse W.F. West on Friday night.
A youth movement DAVE LOGAN/FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Brett Wright makes a fingertip catch in practice in front of Mitch Koonz. when starting quarterback and Olympic League coMVP Catelli missed the end of the season due to injury. Starting running back Jack Wiker, Erik Wiker’s son, shifted over to quarterback and kept the Wolves at the top of the league. “We had sessions with [Jack] at quarterback all
year,” Wiker said. “Hopefully, Frank never got hurt, but we had it ready so that when [Jack] went in that week, it wasn’t like, ‘Well, yeah, he’s our backup quarterback but he hasn’t taken a snap in two months’ — he could just go in and do it. TURN
Riders are inexperienced for 2012 year BY BRAD LABRIE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — The early season is going to be a learning experience for the youthful Port Angeles Roughriders. The Riders have only WOLVES/B8 four returning starters from
last year’s senior-dominated team and will open the year against two state powerhouse programs. Port Angeles started against 2A power W.F. West of Chehalis on Friday, losing 33-0 on the road, and then hosts perennial 1A state team King’s High School of Seattle the second week. “This is different than we have done in past years,” coach Tom Wahl said, “playing good teams early. “I’m telling the guys that
we’re taking on high-caliber teams to start with.” Wahl said his hope is for the Riders to rise to that high level and at the same time not to run into injuries. The injury bug hit Port Angeles hard last season but the Riders still managed to have their second high-quality season in a row, finishing 6-4 overall after going 1-1 in the playoffs. TURN
1A Port Townsend
Snyder back to coach alma mater Redskins Team young but experienced BY BRAD LABRIE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Redskins, dominated by freshmen and sophomores last year, are growing up. But slowly.
One senior graduated from last season’s team but there are only four seniors on the 2012 squad. The good news is that the Redskins are more experienced on the varsity level, but the bad news is that they are still woefully young. More good news is the return of head coach Nick Snyder, who is back for his
second tour after leading the Redskins to a 15-7 record in the 2000 to 2002 seasons. The players appear to be responding to their new coach as the Redskins were competitive in their first game, opening the season by losing by a touchdown, 26-20, to Klahowya of the Olympic League. Snyder, who graduated
from Port Townsend, was a fixture in the community, helping coach the Redskins for 10 years before moving on to Chelan.
Almost 40 players The Redskins also are enjoying one of the best turnouts in years with 38 players out. That means as many as
34 could return in 2013 when at least 10 seniors will be leading the team. One of Snyder’s first goals is to get a win as Port Townsend went 0-9 in the Nisqually League last year after essentially suiting up a JV team to play a varsity schedule. “We haven’t won in the past few years,” Snyder said.
The coach, a former linebacker, said the Redskins will win through defense. Snyder’s teams are known for their defense. “Our ultimate goal is to play like the ’86 [Chicago] Bears, coached by Buddy Ryan,” he said. “They had a very aggressive defense.” TURN
PENINSULA FOOTBALL 2012
Core players are back
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PENINSULA FOOTBALL 2012
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
Riders: Youth CONTINUED FROM B3
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New head coach Nick Snyder talks to his troops during preseason practice.
Redskins: Varsity experience CONTINUED FROM B3 Port Townsendâ€™s basic defense will be 4-4 but the defense for that week will depend on the opponentâ€™s personnel, Snyder said. Former head coach Tom Webster is the teamâ€™s defensive coordinator. Offensive coordinator Rich Hill will be directing a hybrid double-wing system. Second-year starter Jacob King, just a junior, is back at quarterback. â€œKing is perfect for our style of offense,â€? Snyder said.
â€œFor an option quarterback, he runs the ball extra well, heâ€™s tall [6-foot-1, 175 pounds] with a good arm, and heâ€™s a tremendous leader. â€œHeâ€™s an excellent athlete, but we have to be able to block. Iâ€™m hoping the line will jell.â€? King also is a defensive back. Other top returning players are 6-3, 190-pound tight end and defensive lineman Skyler Coppenrath; 5-9, 160-pound running back and defensive back Matt Cain; 5-10, 180
pound running back and linebacker Tim Russell; and 6-1, 240-pound offensive and defensive lineman Alex Reierson. All are juniors. Another player to watch is senior Mitiku Little, a running back and cornerback. â€œMitiku Little is a talented athlete who is really fast,â€? Snyder said. Other assistant coaches are Terry Khile, offensive line, and Gavin Rogers and Stephen Grimm, both firemen who will share coach-
ing running backs and defensive ends. The Redskins are hitting the weight room a lot as they ready for the 2012 season. Snyder has one concern as they head into the heat of battle. â€œI hope our intensity level can hold up,â€? he said. â€œOur goal is to play good football and keep the intensity level up. To have the ability to play hard the whole ball game. â€œI want us to leave it all on the field.â€?
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