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A salute from Fort Worden Commons renamed for late park champion â€” but would she like it? BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” The Fort Worden Commons now will carry Nora Porterâ€™s name â€” and those who knew the indefatigable activist were divided on whether or not that would have pleased her.
The State Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously approved Thursday changing the name of the Fort Worden Commons. It will be changed to the Nora Porter Commons. Despite her tendency to disdain needless ceremony, Porter, who died in October, would have
appreciated the commissionâ€™s action, said former state Rep. Lynn Kessler, who spoke in favor of the proposal honoring her longtime friend and ally. â€œNora never wanted to take credit for anything. One of her famous sayings was that you can get a lot done if it doesnâ€™t matter who gets the credit,â€?
said Kessler, a Democrat from Hoquiam who hired Porter to run her office when she first went to Olympia at the beginning of her 18-year career â€” 12 as House majority leader â€” for the 24th District, which includes Jefferson and Clallam counties. TURN
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The 1873 Clam Cannery building â€œhas begun a new chapter,â€? the new ownersâ€™ agent said.
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SEQUIM â€” Young people who hang out around the Sequim Transit Center and bus station have for the most part remained there after classical music was piped in more than three weeks ago. The music is an experiment by the city of Sequim and Clallam Transit to discourage teenagers and young adults from loitering at the corner of West Cedar Street and North Third Avenue, adjacent to the City Hall parking lot. If successful, it could become a permanent fixture at both the Sequim and Port Angeles transit stations. But the youths who have long socialized at the so-called â€œHalf Blockâ€? said theyâ€™re unfazed by the music and are likely to stay.
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â€œItâ€™s pointless because nobody hangs out thereâ€? under the speaker, said one youth, a 16-year-old who identified herself only as Rebecca. She said she has hung out at the Transit Center for five years after school. Larry Lee, 16 and a Sequim High sophomore, called it â€œa waste of money for a sound system you canâ€™t even hear across the parking lot.â€? He thought he and his friends had the right to be there. â€œThis is a government-funded place, right?â€? Lee said.
PORT TOWNSEND â€” The historic Clam Cannery building on the Quincy Street waterfront has been sold for almost $1.3 million to a Texas couple who formerly hail from the United Kingdom. The sale of the two-story brick structure closed Wednesday, leaving Neil and Diane Wheatley the new owners, said Teren MacLeod, RE/MAX First primary agent who shared the listing with RE/MAX owner Charlie Arthur. â€œWe are very pleased that the Cannery has begun a new chapter and look forward to seeing the property and the new owners thrive in their new community,â€? MacLeod said. The 6,482-square-foot Cannery, which dates back to 1873, and was placed on the market in September and sold the day after Thanksgiving, MacLeod said.
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PORT ANGELES â€” They may not look like much, but these are brave pioneers. Recently planted in the shifting sands, tight silts and mixed jumble of sediments, these native plants are among the first colonists of some 800 acres gradually emerging from the
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reservoirs backed up by the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams. National Park Service contractors are taking down the dams to restore the productivity of the Elwha River and its watershed. Elwha Dam, the lower of the two, already is out. The upper dam, Glines CanJOHN GUSSMAN yon, should be gone by this time Josh Chenoweth, Olympic National Park restoration next year.
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Columbia Bank â€” which in August foreclosed on the property formerly owned by Port Townsend businessman Kevin Harris, who stylishly remodeled the buildingâ€™s interior â€” was the seller. Harris tried to develop the property for condominiums and later a hotel and once proposed the creation of a floating dock near the Cannery so visitors could be flown in by seaplanes to be moored there. He also proposed renovating the dilapidated, old Quincy Dock, owned by the Port of Port Townsend. The new owners, in an email forwarded to the Peninsula Daily News by MacLeod, said they were now moving into the buildingâ€™s second floor and had no plans yet for the remodeled first floor.
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Newsmakers Celebrity scoop ■ By The Associated Press
The 25-year-old actress will remain on informal probation for taking a necklace without per- Lohan mission last year but will no longer have a probation officer or face travel restrictions and weekly shifts cleaning up at the morgue. Lohan, wearing a powder-blue suit and black blouse, let out a sigh of relief as she left Judge Stephanie Sautner’s courtroom, possibly for the last time. married March 9 to Judith “I just want to say thank Probation over Ann Coghlan Brown in you for being fair,” Lohan Natchez, Miss. Lindsay Lohan’s days told the judge. “It’s really The 76-year-old Lewis, as a criminal defendant opened a lot of doors for also known as “The Killer,” could be over — if she can me.” is famous for top hits like behave herself. The judge said she “Great Balls of Fire” and A judge Thursday ended wasn’t going to lecture the “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ the long-running probation actress but gave her some of the problem-prone actress parting advice. On.” The bride, who is in her in a 2007 drunken driving “You need to live your life case after a string of violaearly 60s, previously was in a more mature way, stop tions, jail sentences and married to one of Lewis’ the nightclubbing and focus rehab stints. cousins and was close to on your work,” Sautner said. his daughter, Phoebe Lewis, said the bride’s sister, Carolyn Coghlan Gremillion of Madison, Miss. She said Brown started working for Lewis several ROCK ’N’ ROLL legyears ago as his caretaker. end Jerry Lee Lewis has Gremillion said the wedmarried for a seventh time in Mississippi, and the new ding was small. The only bride is his cousin’s ex-wife. guests were Gremillion and her husband, and Lewis’ The sister and her husband. Adams “She’s real happy,” County CirGremillion told The Associcuit Clerk’s ated Press on Friday. Office said “They have a really very the marloving relationship. I guess riage she’s probably really taken license better care of him than shows Lewis anybody.” Lewis was
Jerry Lee Lewis weds for 7th time
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HARRY CREWS, 76, whose novels out-Gothic Southern Gothic by conjuring a world of hard-drinking, punch-throwing, snake-oilselling characters whose physical, mental, social and sexual deviations render them somehow entirely normal and eminently sympathetic, died Wednesday at his home in Gainesville, Fla. The cause was complications of neuropathy, his former wife, Sally Crews, said. Before Mr. Crews retiring in in 1998 the 1990s, Mr. Crews taught writing for many years at the University of Florida in Gainesville. A Georgia-born Rabelais, Mr. Crews was renowned for darkly comic, bitingly satirical, grotesquely populated and almost preternaturally violent novels. Although his books captivated many reviewers, they were not the stuff of best-seller lists, in part because they bewildered some readers and repelled others. But they attracted a cadre of fans so fiercely devoted that the phrase “cult following” seems inadequate to describe their ardor. Alcohol loomed large in Mr. Crews’ body of work, as it did for many years in his corporeal body. Once, on assignment for a magazine in Alaska — he wrote regular essays for Playboy and Esquire in the 1970s — he awoke after a liquid night to find himself in possession of a tattoo (a “hinge” inside his elbow) that he did not have before.
Despite their teeming decadence, or more likely because of it, Mr. Crews’ novels betray a fundamental empathy, chronicling his characters’ search for meaning in a dissolute, end-stage world.
_________ WARREN STEVENS, 92, a lanky, square-jawed actor with swept-back hair and a husky voice whose face became familiar through his more than 100 roles on television and in movies over six decades, died Tuesday at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. The cause was chronic lung disease, said his publicist, Dale Olson. Mr. Stevens, who first made his mark on Mr. Stevens in 1958 the Broadway stage in the 1940s, became a versatile and ubiquitous presence on television in the ’50s. He played three different characters on episodes of “Have Gun, Will Travel” between 1957 and 1963; three different characters on “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” between 1965 and 1967; four characters on “Bonanza” between 1965 and 1970; and four on “Ironside” between 1967
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Overturn 58.4% and 1975. While Mr. Stevens would Undecided 5.8% make appearances on dozTotal votes cast: 1,359 ens of other television Vote on today’s question at www.peninsuladailynews.com series, perhaps his bestknown role was in the clasNOTE: The Peninsula Poll is unscientific and reflects the opinions of only those peninsuladailynews.com users who chose to participate. The results cannot be sic 1956 science fiction assumed to represent the opinions of all users or the public as a whole. movie “Forbidden Planet.” He played the ill-fated Doc Ostrow, who perishes at Setting it Straight the hand of a mysterious force on the planet Altair Corrections and clarifications IV, 16 light years from The Peninsula Daily News strives at all times for accuracy and fairEarth, after his spaceship ness in articles, headlines and photographs. To correct an error or to arrives to search for a long- clarify a news story, phone Executive Editor Rex Wilson at 360-4173530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. lost colony.
Peninsula Lookback From the pages of the PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
1937 (75 years ago) Black Ball-owned ferries Iroquois and Olympic will combine for four round trips daily between Port Angeles and Victoria starting June 18, Black Ball publicity director W.O. Thorniley announced today. One round trip will be made as usual by the Iroquois. The other three will be made by the Olympic through Sept. 8. The fourth daily round trip is a first to accommodate the growing number of tourists expected on newly paved highways in the Pacific Northwest this year. Elsewhere, three round trips daily will be run by Black Ball between Anacortes and Sydney, B.C., and the Port Townsend-Keystone ferry will add two runs to the daily schedule starting May 1.
1962 (50 years ago) School District No. 21
directors approved the purchase of 70 acres in southeast Port Angeles on which a junior college campus will be built. Peninsula College has operated in a portion of the Port Angeles High School campus on Peabody Heights since 1960. Cost of the property, purchased from J.M. Davis, is $22,000, slightly more than $300 an acre.
1987 (25 years ago) The Neah Bay Chamber of Commerce has sued the state Department of Fisheries, saying there is no reason why salmon fishing should be closed at Neah Bay when it is open year-
round in Clallam BaySekiu just 18 miles away. The suit, filed in Thurston County Superior Court on behalf of Neah Bay businesses, not the Makah tribe, is over the boundary of the Neah Bay fishing area. It says that moving the boundary east in 1981 — thus placing Neah Bay under the same regulations as adjacent ocean areas — shortened the season to as few as 37 days. Fisheries said the boundary move was necessary to protect coastal coho salmon stocks.
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS PALM SUNDAY, April 1, the 92nd day of 2012. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fools’ Day. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On April 1, 1873, the British steamer RMS Atlantic sank off Nova Scotia, killing 547. On this date: ■ In 1789, the U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in New York; Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania was elected the first House speaker. ■ In 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio, established a fire department made up of paid city employees. ■ In 1918, the Royal Air Force was established in Britain. ■ In 1933, Nazi Germany
began persecuting Jews with a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses. ■ In 1939, the United States recognized the government of Gen. Francisco Franco in Spain, the same day Franco went on radio to declare victory in the Spanish Civil War. ■ In 1945, American forces launched the amphibious invasion of Okinawa, Japan, during World War II. ■ In 1962, the Katherine Anne Porter novel Ship of Fools, an allegory about the rise of Nazism in Germany, was first published by Little, Brown & Co. on April Fools’ Day. ■ In 1972, the first Major League Baseball players’ strike
began; it lasted 12 days. ■ In 1976, Apple Computer was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. ■ In 1984, recording star Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father, Marvin Gay Sr. in Los Angeles, the day before his 45th birthday. The elder Gay pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and received probation. ■ In 1987, in his first speech on the AIDS epidemic, President Ronald Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia, “We’ve declared AIDS public health enemy No. 1.” ■ In 1992, the National Hockey League Players’ Association went on its first-ever strike, which lasted 10 days.
■ Ten years ago: Israeli tanks and bulldozers rumbled into more Palestinian towns and massed on the edge of Bethlehem in an expansion of a West Bank offensive. ■ Five years ago: Iran’s state television aired new video showing two of the 15 captured British sailors pointing to a spot on a map of the Persian Gulf where they were seized and saying it was in Iranian territorial waters; Britain’s Foreign Office immediately denounced the video. ■ One year ago: Afghans angry over the burning of a Quran at a small Florida church stormed a U.N. compound in northern Afghanistan, killing seven foreigners, including four Nepalese guards.
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A3 Briefly: Nation who mysteriously vanished four days ago after heading out for a morning run in New ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A Mexico’s rugMexican national said he has ged Gila been barred from entering the National For- True United States to bury his est. 10-year-old son, a U.S. citizen The 60-year-old True, whose who died Tuesday in a house long-distance running prowess fire in northeastern Pennsylvais detailed in the book Born to nia that killed three other peoRun, set out for what — for him ple. — would have been a routine Attorneys for Fidelmar “Fidel” Merlos-Lopez are trying 12-mile run Tuesday. True, who left his dog to win humanitarian parole so behind, never returned. A he can attend the funeral, but search began the next day. say U.S. Customs and Border Dean Bruemmer, a co-owner Protection has rebuffed their of the lodge where True is stayefforts. Philadelphia-based immigra- ing, said he last saw his friend tion lawyer Elizabeth Surin said Tuesday at breakfast. He said True gave no indication of a her client, 34, has been waiting specific route. at the U.S.-Mexico border at Laredo, Texas, since the fire. A spokeswoman for the borToday’s news shows der agency did not return a WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for phone message left at her office today’s TV news shows: ■ ABC’s “This Week” — Reps. Paul Saturday. Ryan, R-Wis., and Chris Van Hollen, Lopez entered the United States illegally in 1995. In 2007, D-Md. ■ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — police in nearby Frackville Republican presidential candidate Rick stopped Lopez for running a red Santorum; Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. light and turned him over to ■ CBS’s “Face the Nation” — Vice President Joe Biden; Republican presiimmigration authorities. He dential candidates Newt Gingrich and agreed to leave the U.S. volunRon Paul; Kevin Madden, adviser to tarily and began the process of Republican presidential candidate Mitt applying for legal permanent Romney. residence. ■ CNN’s “State of the Union” —
Mexican can’t enter U.S. for son’s burial
Runner missing ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Search teams intensified efforts Saturday to find renowned longdistance runner Micah True,
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Rep. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger, D-Md.; Ryan. ■ “Fox News Sunday” — Santorum; former Govs. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., and Howard Dean, D-Vt.
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Briefly: World Car bombs in Thailand kill 14, injure 340
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A volunteer for the World Wide Fund For Nature sets the final candles among 5,000 to picture the globe prior to “Earth Hour” in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Saturday night. Earth Hour took place worldwide at 8.30 p.m. local time and was a global call to turn off lights for 60 minutes in a bid to highlight global climate change.
Supreme Court gives Congress rough time Justices mirror public’s view of inabilities BY MARK SHERMAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MEXICO CITY — The three major candidates for Mexico’s presidency officially launched HAT YAI, Thailand — Suspected Muslim insurgents staged their campaigns for the July 1 the most deadly coordinated election, all of them promising attacks in years in Thailand’s change. restive south, killing 14 people Enrique and wounding 340 with car Peña Nieto, bombs that targeted Saturday who is runshoppers and a high-rise hotel ning for the frequented by foreign tourists. Institutional A first batch of explosives Revolutionary planted inside a parked pickup Party that truck ripped through an area of ruled Mexico restaurants and shops in Yala. from 1929 to About 20 minutes later, just 2000, used the as onlookers gathered at the word “change” Peña Nieto blast site, a second car bomb 26 times in exploded, causing the majority his first official campaign of casualties. Eleven people speech, in Guadalajara. were killed and 110 wounded. Pena Nieto’s focus echoed the More than 5,000 people have 2008 campaign slogan of Presibeen killed in Thailand’s three dent Barack Obama, “change we southernmost provinces since can believe in.” It was unclear an Islamist insurgency flared in whether the echo was intentional. January 2004. Josefina Vazquez Mota, the first female candidate for a Stricken liner resumes major Mexican party, the incumbent National Action Party, told MANILA, Philippines — A cruise ship with 1,000 people on supporters in Mexico City to use social media, “this new world board that had drifted for 24 that accompanies us,” to attract hours after being disabled by a potential voters. fire was headed toward MalayAndres Manuel Lopez Obrasia following repairs, the Philippine coast guard said Saturday. dor, who is making his second The Azamara Quest that had run for the presidency for the leftist Democratic Revolution embarked on a 17-day SouthParty, told Mexico City supporteast Asian cruise was left drifters, “Let all of us, from below, ing in southern Philippine undertake a campaign to build a waters after a fire broke out new, just, humane, dignified, free Friday night. democratic and loving republic.” The ship informed the coast guard late Saturday that its The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court left little doubt during last week’s marathon arguments over President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul that it has scant faith in Congress’ ability to get anything done. The views about Congress underlay questions from justices who appear to be on both sides of the argument over the constitutionality of the law’s key provision, the individual insurance requirement, as well as whether the entire law should be thrown out if the mandate is struck down.
The comments were particularly striking from the conservative justices who have called on unelected judges to show deference to the actions of elected officials. Justice Antonin Scalia, who appeared strongly in favor of striking down the entire law, was the most outspoken in his disdain for the branch of government that several justices can see from their office windows. “You can’t repeal the rest of the act because you’re not going to get 60 votes in the Senate to repeal the rest,” Scalia said. “It’s not a matter of enacting a new act. You’ve got to get 60 votes to repeal it. So the rest of the act is going to be the law,” he said, explaining that it might be better to throw the whole thing out. Justice Anthony Kennedy draw laughs when he asked a lawyer describing what Congress would want the court to do:
“Is that the real Congress or a hypothetical Congress?” Several justices joined in the courtroom’s laughing reaction when the lawyer leading the challenge to the law appeared to suggest Congress could pass new legislation “in a couple of days,” if the court wiped away the entire law. The justices thus seemed to be thinking along the same lines as the public, according to polls that show Congress’ standing at historic lows. That outlook, more prevalent among the conservatives than the liberals on the court, is one reason that the Obama administration’s lawyers ran into such stiff resistance in questions from the bench. Chances are slim that Congress would act to restore any parts of the law that the court might strike down, even noncontroversial provisions.
FDA rejects call to prohibit chemical from food packaging BY MATTHEW PERRONE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned the plastic-hardening chemical bisphenol-A from all food and drink packaging, including plastic bottles and canned food. The agency said Friday that petitioners did not present compelling scientific evidence to justify new restrictions on the muchdebated chemical, commonly known as BPA, though federal scientists continue to study the issue.
The Natural Resources Defense Council’s petition was the latest move by public safety advocates to prod regulators into taking action against the chemical, which is found in everything from CDs to canned food to dental sealants. About 90 percent of Americans have traces of BPA in their bodies, mainly because it leaches out of food and beverage containers. Some scientists believe exposure to BPA can harm the reproductive and nervous systems, particularly in babies and small children, potentially leading to cancer and other diseases. They point to results from dozens of BPA stud-
ies in rodents and other animals. But FDA reiterated in its response that that those findings cannot be applied to humans. The agency also said that humans metabolize and eliminate BPA much more quickly than rats and other lab animals. The Natural Resources Defense Council petitioned the FDA in 2008 to ban BPA as a food additive, including all uses in food or beverage packaging. FDA officials stressed that their assessment of BPA is ongoing, and they expect to issue another update later this year based on their most recent findings.
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Nation: Thousands march in town where youth killed
Nation: Cruise ship held for short time in Texas
World: Envoy’s plea for Syria cease-fire spurned
THREE TH REE LOTTO TICKETS sold in Illinois, Maryland and Kansas hit the world-record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot, lottery officials said Saturday, dashing the get-richquick dreams of millions of players in 42 states, including Washington’s. Illinois’ winner used a quick pick to select the winning numbers at a convenience store in the small town of Red Bud, near St. Louis. The winning numbers — 02-04-2338-46 and Mega Ball 23 — also sold at a 7-Eleven store in Milford Mill, Md., north of Baltimore. The third winning ticket was sold in northeast Kansas, but no other information was released.
THOUSANDS MARCHED SATURDAY through the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, vowing to continue protesting until an arrest is made. Protesters carried signs, chanted “Justice for Trayvon,” and clutched the hands of their children while they walked to the Sanford Police Department from a local high school. The march was organized by the NAACP was one of several taking place over the weekend. Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman on Feb. 26 as the teen walked from a convenience store.
U.S. MARSHALS MARSHALS BRIEFLY seized a cruise ship in Texas as part of a $10 million lawsuit related to the fatal Italian cruise ship wreck. The Carnival Cruise Lines ship was seized for several hours Saturday while docked in Galveston, where it was scheduled to leave with 2,700 passengers. Attorneys later reached a deal releasing the ship. A Texas judge had ordered the seizure to secure the plaintiff’s claims against Carnival Corp., the Miamibased parent of the Italian cruise line whose ship crashed in January. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a German citizen who died died in the wreck.
SYRIA REJECTED INTERNATIONAL envoy Kofi Annan’s call for the regime to halt violence just days after the government agreed to a cease-fire plan and a senior official declared victory over the opposition. It was the government’s first response to an appeal by Annan, the U.N.-Arab League envoy, to stop military operations in a “gesture of good faith” to the lightly armed opposition. Annan brokered the pact and President Bashar Assad agreed to it Monday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdessi said the government will not pull tanks and troops from towns and cities engulfed by unrest.
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Cannery: Decided to make offer within 2 hours CONTINUED FROM A1 â€œWe have no plans to open up as a hotel or bed and breakfast,â€? the Wheatleys wrote. â€œFor the moment, the Cannery will be our personal residence upstairs. â€œWe hope to open up the space downstairs for use by the community for meetings, events and workshops,â€? they said. They added that â€œif our neighbors have any ideas, then feel free to stop us on the street for a chat â€” we can be seen walking every day with Eric, our great Dane.â€?
The property is zoned for commercial uses on the first floor and MacLeod said she and Arthur recommended it first and foremost as meeting space, although it could be used for an art gallery or retail shop. MacLeod said there were three or four potential buyers. The Wheatleys accepting the asking price.
Dual citizenship The Wheatleys come from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and have dual citizenship for the United States and the United Kingdom.
The ground floor. â€œOur first visit to [Port Townsend] was in 2009 while on a road trip along the West Coast in search of a new place to call home,â€? the Wheatleys wrote. â€œWe saw many towns and many homes in the following couple of years, but Port Townsend was calling
us back.â€? They said within two hours of arriving in Port Townsend they decided to make an offer on the Cannery. Harris tried to find investors before the scheduled foreclosure sale so the hotel could continue to operate. However, he was unable to meet a July 13 deadline set by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court to provide â€œa firm commitment by an investor to make a cash investment in the property in an amount sufficient to pay the secured claim of Columbia [$1.39 million] in full.â€?
While the bank claims Harris owes it more money, the $1.39 million figure is based on the appraised value of the property. American Marine Bank, which became Columbia Bank, first loaned $990,000 for refurbishment as office space for Harrisâ€™ software business in 2002. Following what the bank calls â€œso many significant delays and difficulties,â€? a whole new loan was required in 2007 for $1,845,000, then modified six times to extend the due date. By April 2009, â€œthe property still had not been com-
pleted and, with the national financial collapse in the fall of 2008, it was clear that if the property were developed as condominiums, they would not sell or, if they did, they would not sell at a price sufficient to retire the bank debt,â€? according to bankruptcy court documents. The bank claimed a total of $2.7 million was owed, including interest, late charges and fees.
________ Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Jeff Chew can be reached at 360-681-2391 or at jeff.chew@ peninsuladailynews.com.
Commons: No dedication ceremony is planned CONTINUED FROM A1 but she was no fan of Washington State Parks,â€? Medliâ€œThere are people who cott said. â€œIf I supported this, I have said that she wouldnâ€™t like the building to be named think she would rise up out after her, but I think sheâ€™s up of her grave and haunt me there and sheâ€™s all right with for the rest of my life.â€? it. â€œNaming the Commons Accomplishments after Nora is a perfect lasting Porter, a Port Townsend statement for a life well- civic leader, died of lung canlived,â€? Kessler said. cer Oct. 31 at the age of 75, Of the six who spoke at leaving behind a list of Thursdayâ€™s meeting, Barbara accomplishments. McColgan Pastore was the Those ranged from coonly one who opposed the founding the Port Townsend action. Foundation and Port â€œShe would have been Townsend High School embarrassed by being sin- Scholarship Foundation to gled out by this proposal,â€? serving as Port Townsend Pastore said. Chamber of Commerce presFormer Port Townsend ident to being a member of City Councilwoman Laurie the Port Townsend School Medlicott, who was Porterâ€™s Board, the Fort Worden Advineighbor for the last years of sory Board, the Peninsula her life, did not attend the College Board of Trustees hearing but said Friday that and the board of Habitat for Porter would not have liked Humanity of East Jefferson the commemoration. County. She was in the 1982 elecâ€œNora loved Fort Worden,
toral college; was a member of the national, state and local Democratic Party for many years; and was one of four authors of City of Dreams, A Port Townsend Companion, published in 1986. â€œNora always said that she didnâ€™t want any credit,â€? said longtime friend Dave Woodruff on Thursday. â€œBut when she came back to the table after winning the Heart of Service Award [in May 2011], she was basking in that honor. â€œNora was a firm believer in the common good, and I urge you to allow her that honor to have the Commons named after her.â€?
against establishing an admission system for state parks, including the Discover Pass, which was instituted last July. Former Port Townsend Deputy Mayor George Randels served on the panel with Porter. â€œAnd I want to say that it was so appropriate that she served on an advisory committee because she certainly gave advice,â€? Randels said. Said Kessler: â€œEven if you disagreed with Nora, you couldnâ€™t help but respect her. â€œShe always knew the issues and did her homework, and there was never any pie in the sky.â€?
Habitat for Humanity Fort Worden panel At the time of her death, Porter was an at-large member of the Fort Worden Advisory Committee, where she participated in park planning and argued tirelessly
As a Habitat board member and volunteer, Porter helped found the groupâ€™s Furniture and More Store. Kessler acknowledged comments that Porterâ€™s commitment to Habitat for
Humanity should be commemorated â€œby naming a cul-de-sac for her, but that would not be enough. â€œNora was bigger than Habitat; she was bigger than the parks,â€? Kessler said. â€œBut there would not be a Commons without her.â€? Pastore suggested that the Commons keep its name but that a plaque honoring Porter be placed in the lobby. â€œThe Commons was named after a public process that included many suggestions and much discussion, and Nora was happy with the final decision,â€? Pastore said. â€œAlthough it sounded collegial, it seemed to express a vision that everyone who visited the park could meet and mingle on an equal footing.â€? Parks Commissioner Rodger Schmitt, a Port Townsend resident, said Porter had encouraged him to submit his name for appoint-
ment to the panel. â€œThen she turned right around and told me everything that was wrong with this commission,â€? Schmitt said.
Not big enough for Nora â€œIâ€™m sensitive to some of the comments in the community that a building is not enough for Nora, but as a commission, naming a building after her is all we can do.â€? No dedication ceremony has been planned, but Woodruff suggested that something be set up around April 28, when the Jefferson Museum of History and Art will open an exhibition of art donated by Porter that will be attended by her son, Kyle Porter, who lives in Amsterdam.
________ Jefferson County Reporter Charlie Bermant can be reached at 360385-2335 or at charlie.bermant@ peninsuladailynews.com.
Planting: Silt, clay make for difficult situation CONTINUED FROM A1 feet deep in a dry environment.â€? But weeds are bound to As crews keep working and the reservoirs drop, a move in â€” the Herb Robert new landscape is emerging. and others already are. So the Park Service, as Normally, in nature, plants would quickly move part of the overall restorain, borne of seeds blown by tion plan, has launched a wind, dropped by animals in replanting project, intended their scat, carried by water or to get ahead of the weeds sprouted from seeds and with native plants that can take the punishment of this roots already in the soil. Not here, said Josh Che- inhospitable site. This is the first year in noweth, botanical restorathe $4.1 million, seven-year tionist for the Park Service. replanting effort. Out on hundreds of acres The Park Service intends of sediment flats, there are to plant more than 400,000 no seeds, no roots and noth- bare-root plants and 5,000 ing growing nearby to lend a pounds of seed from a wide seed or a rhizome to get range of some 80 native spethings started. cies of shrubs, trees, forbs There is nothing, in the and grasses, all raised from sun-baked, open, wind- seeds gathered in the Elwha blasted sediment flats, to Valley. draw animals that might The emerging sediment leave seeds in their scat â€” flats, inundated for a century not even any soil in which to by the reservoirs, do have grow. some advantages. As far as revegetation The landscape is surefforts go, itâ€™s an unprece- rounded by miles of robust, dented situation, Chenoweth verdant native forest. said. Its seeds will rain down â€œThere is no example of on the land, falling and blowplants living in silt and clay 5 ing out as far as about 160
feet from the former shore, allowing that area to regrow naturally. The floodplain, too, is expected to take care of itself, as seeds are borne on the water to the land. The problem is everywhere else, where there are hundreds of acres of sand and fine silts too far from natural seed sources to regrow on their own.
Fine silts The fine silts are especially tough going. Silt and clay, layered 5 feet deep and more, with no sand at all, are greasy and slick when wet and earlier this month already were starting to crack and harden where the blowing, floury material dried out. So fine are the particles that everything that comes near them is powdered with a sepulchral gray dust. Come summer, â€œitâ€™s going to bake like a brick,â€? Chenoweth predicted. Chenoweth led the planting of 30,000 bare-root plants
beginning last November and continuing through early March. The idea was to take advantage of the winter rain and give the plants a chance to grow roots before the ground starts to bake. In such places, even alder, that standby colonizer, fails. In test plots, 28 of 30 died. The two survivors struggled. But nature is resilient. Blue wild rye planted in the stuff soldiered right on. Soft-pink, six-petal Nootka rose and ocean spray, a shrub with creamy-white flowers, also have proved indomitable in trials, despite their delicate appearance.
Elk, deer Elk and deer are another challenge as they re-establish travel patterns in the bottom lands that were their home range before the dams were built, beginning in 1910. On a recent day, the planting crew watched as an elk sauntered along, pulling up more than 100 plants, seem-
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PT Paper praises biomass project Eco-groups disappointed with recent court ruling BY ROB OLLIKAINEN PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” In the wake of an oral court ruling that upheld his companyâ€™s permit for a $55 million biomass energy project, Port Townsend Paper Corp. mill President Roger Loney said the expansion will reduce fuel oil consumption by 1.8 million gallons per year, cut particulate emissions by 70 percent and create 30 full-time jobs. â€œWe believe that the benefits of the project are pretty clear,â€? said Loney in a rare interview with the media.
Permit upheld Thurston County Superior Court Judge Thomas McPhee on Thursday upheld the â€œnotice of constructionâ€? permit that was issued by the state Department of Ecology in October 2010 and later upheld by the state Pollution Control Hearings Board. Gretchen Brewer of Port Townsend AirWatchers, an outspoken critic of the Port Townsend biomass project, described Thursdayâ€™s court ruling as a â€œhuge disappointment for the citizens.â€? â€œIt does not in any way mean that itâ€™s a good project,â€? Brewer said. â€œIt just means that on the narrow issues, the judge ruled in their favor. Weâ€™re extremely disappointed. â€œItâ€™s not good for the environment and not good for the city.â€? Five environmental organizations â€” Port Townsend AirWatchers, No Biomass Burn, the Olympic Environmental Council, the Western Temperate Rainforest Network and the Olympic Forest Coalition â€” appealed.
April 12 hearing The judge affirmed the permit in an oral decision and set an April 12 hearing, during which the court likely will issue a written order outlining the specifics of its decision, according to Thurston County Superior Court Clerk office manager Diane Jones. No court papers with those specifics had been filed as of Friday, Jones said. â€œWeâ€™re very pleased with the ruling,â€? Loney said. â€œWe now have a full per-
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She said people on both sides of the issue need more information about the potential health and environmental impacts. Even with the 1.8 mil- BY ROB OLLIKAINEN lion-gallon reduction in oil PENINSULA DAILY NEWS consumption, Brewer said, PORT ANGELES â€” The the mill would still burn more than 12 million gal- Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby is going to lons of oil per year. She questioned the 70 migrate this year. Bruce Skinner, executive percent reduction in particulates, saying that number director of the Olympic is based on weight, not on Medical Center Foundation, Permit appealed what comes out of the which puts on the annual fundraiser, said the 23rd The same groups that smokestacks. annual derby will move appealed the Port Townsend from the Nippon Paper permit were joined by the Nanoparticles Industries USA mill canal Cascade Chapter of the Brewer said reduced Sierra Club in appealing a particulates do not account in Port Angeles to either the construction permit issued for the ultra-fine nanopar- City Pier or the Clallam by the Olympic Region ticulates that â€œwill kill you.â€? County Fairgrounds across town. Clean Air Agency, or She also questioned The move is necessary ORCCA, for the Nippon Loneyâ€™s claim that the projbecause of the $71 million project. ect would create 30 jobs, expansion of the biomass Those groups lost an adding that taxpayer subsiappeal of the Nippon per- dies would pay for any addi- cogeneration facility at the Nippon mill at the foot of mit to the state Pollution tional jobs. Ediz Hook. Control Hearings Board in â€œWeâ€™d do much better to The plastic duck races January and appealed to see it being spent on rundraw hundreds of spectators Thurston County Superior ning a clean operation,â€? every year, and one of the Court. Brewer said. biggest considerations in A hearing is set for May â€œWe shouldnâ€™t have to moving the event is parking 4. choose between jobs and space, Skinner said. Norlund said Nippon good health.â€? â€œWeâ€™re looking at a couple applied for â€” and received ________ of sites,â€? he said. â€” its various permits â€œI think both have pretty Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be through â€œa very open, public reached at 360-417-3537 or at rob. much what we need.â€? process.â€? Event organizers will email@example.com. â€œThe same groups [that challenged the Port Townsend project] had three cracks at us,â€? Norlund said. â€œThey either withdrew or lost on summary judgment.â€? INSURANCE SERVICES INC. Loney, who previously INTEREST had declined to grant inter.&%*$"-t%&/5"-t-0/(5&3.$"3& views with the media â€” and whose company has a .&%*$"3&4611t-*'& and "//6*5*&4 policy of refraining from 835 E. Second St. commenting to the media Port Angeles â€” said Port Townsend Corner of 2 & Race Paper officials will try to
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Also slated for a 2013 opening is the North Olympic Peninsulaâ€™s other biomass cogeneration expansion project: the $71 million Nippon Paper Industries USA cogeneration facility, which is under construction in Port Angeles. â€œThe project is going well,â€? said Nippon mill manager Harold Norlund, adding that is it projected to be finished in April 2013. The piling work is nearly completed, and construction on the boilerâ€™s foundation will begin this week, Norlund said. All of the materials have been purchased, and much has been delivered. Norlund said the new boiler, which will turn wood waste into heat and electricity, will be standing in May. Norlund said it was â€œnice to hearâ€? that the Port Townsend project was upheld in court.
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mit in hand, and we intend to finish the project by the end of 2013.â€? The environmental groups have 30 days to appeal the ruling. Brewer said no decision had been made as of Friday as to the next steps that would be taken.
articulate the benefits of the biomass project to the community. He said a â€œstate-of-theartâ€? electrostatic precipitator in the upgraded boiler will reduce emissions of harmful particulates by 70 percent. â€œWhy would anyone who wants cleaner air want to delay the project?â€? Loney asked. â€œAlso, it creates 30 fulltime jobs at a time when unemployment is above 10 percent.â€? Loney said the project will generate 25 megawatts of electricity, about half of which will be used at the mill and the rest sold as renewable energy on the market. â€œI think itâ€™s a good for the mill and good for the community,â€? Loney said. Brewer of Port Townsend AirWatchers said the Jefferson County commissioners and the county Board of Health â€œstill has a duty and the power to delay the project.â€?
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2 feared dead after Bellingham blaze Fire destroys most of dock BY DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BELLINGHAM — Investigators believe two people missing after a large fire ripped through the Bellingham marina were trapped aboard a burning boat that sank during the blaze. The fire destroyed much of a dock at the marina early Friday. It was difficult to fight because of its size, and crews didn’t have a fire boat, Fire Department Assistant Chief Roger Christensen said. The city decommissioned
an old fire boat last year and didn’t replace it because of the cost. There was no early indication of the fire’s cause. Authorities identified the missing people as 43-year-old Jim Langei and 33-year-old Sterling Taylor. Police Sgt. Shawn Aiumu said there was a phone call from the boat on which the two lived when the fire broke out.
lapsed on the boats,” Aiumu said. “It’s just a mess.” “We got a portion of a call from the boat,” he said. “There’s a high probability they were trapped.” As many as 10 vessels were in the private boathouse at the marina at the Port of Bellingham when the fire was reported around 5:30 a.m. Flames had spread to several boats when firefighters arrived, and eventually, the roof collapsed. No firefighters were injured.
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Author reveals novel backstory in PT Read people from Eastern Oregon to come up and say they were the model for Ass-Out Jones,” PORT TOWNSEND — Lesley said, referring to a When is an elk a caribou? character in the book. When did the Wallowa “There was a model, but it Mountains move to the wasn’t one of these guys.” upper Midwest? And why should new Short stories to novel authors accept the title and Lesley said he started cover art the publisher chooses, even if it’s not cor- writing Winterkill when an editor at Houghton Mifflin rect? Craig Lesley addressed Harcourt saw his short stothese questions when he ries and asked him to turn spoke Thursday night about them into a full-length novel. Because he was teaching writing his first novel, Winterkill, set in the Wallowa a full schedule of college Mountains of Eastern Ore- classes, Lesley worked on the novel between 10 p.m. and 1 gon. This year’s Port Townsend a.m. Library Community Read During the late nights of selection, the story is rooted writing, the main character, in the landscape and filled a rodeo cowboy named with native people and fauna Danny Kachiah, became real — salmon, wolves and elk to him and talked. — despite the fact that the “When I got up [from my cover art on the hardback desk], he’d say, ‘Don’t leave edition is a block print of me in this cheap motel,’” Lescaribou, while the animals in ley said. the painting used for the Lesley said he worked for paperback cover are deer. four years through 12 revi“I guess you could call sions, writing on legal pads, them little elk-lets,” said Les- notebooks and a Smith ley, a native of The Dalles, Corona typewriter. Ore., and a lifelong Pacific Caribou, not elk Northwest resident. BY JENNIFER JACKSON
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End of PT Read The author’s appearance at the Port Townsend High School auditorium was the culmination of this year’s monthlong Port Townsend Community Read program, which promotes everyone reading and discussing the same book. Lesley talked about how he wrote Winterkill and what happened, both expected and unexpected, after it was published in 1984. “I didn’t expect so many
When he saw an advance copy, Lesley pointed out to the editors, who were in Boston, that the animals on the cover were caribou, not elk. The title also was not his choice, but as a new author, he came to realize changing either wouldn’t be a good idea. “If it doesn’t sell, they could say, ‘Well, it would have if you’d used the title and cover art we chose,’” Lesley told the audience. The book received awards and was well-received on the
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Patricia Farmer of Port Townsend, center, is first in line to have Craig Lesley sign a copy of Winterkill, the 2012 Community Read selection, after the author spoke at Port Townsend High School on Thursday evening. At left is Sandy Curtis of Chimacum. Nez Perce reservation, Lesley said. Asking how he found the voice of his Native American characters, Lesley said his mother worked on Indian reservations when he was growing up; many of his classmates were Native American. Lesley said he also drew on the voices of relatives of his first wife, who was Native American, and the relatives of his adopted son.
Celilo Falls That a generation of people don’t recognize the name of Celilo Falls, the traditional native fishing place on the Columbia River, was one of the things that compelled him to write the story, Lesley said. Donna Nockleby, who
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get a good seat. “After seven years of Community Read, people are getting into it,” Percy said. “It’s taking on a life of its own.” All programs in the Community Read program are free and this year were funded by the Friends of the Port Townsend Library, librarian Keith Darrock said. Bill Maxwell, former president of the Port Townsend Library board, introduced Lesley, noting that the author’s connection to Port Townsend goes back to 1980, when Lesley attended a Centrum Writers’ Workshop. There, author and poet Raymond Carver read Lesley’s stories and encouraged him to write more. “He was a great help to me,” Lesley said. After the presentation, Lesley drew the winning tickets for a raffle that supports the program. Eve Lachlan won first prize, a Pendleton blanket. Phyllis Markworth won an autographed copy of the hardback version of Winterkill, complete with caribou on the dust jacket. “You can show people the elk that are not elk,” Lesley told her.
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TACOMA — Authorities investigating the 2009 disappearance of a Utah woman found her blood in the family home and a hand-written note in which she expressed fear about her husband and her potential demise, according to documents unsealed Friday. The files raise further questions about why Susan Powell’s husband was never charged in her disappearance before he killed himself and their two young sons in a gas-fueled inferno in Washington state earlier this year. Investigators in West Valley City, Utah, never arrested Josh Powell or publicly labeled him as a suspect in his wife’s disappearance. A prosecutor in Washington state who was getting a first look at the files Friday said if it was his case, he would have charged Josh Powell with murder. The documents detail a widespread case that investigators had built against him. Shortly after Susan Powell disappeared, authorities determined that blood found on a floor next to a sofa was hers. Investigators found several life insurance policies on Susan Powell that totaled $1.5 million and determined that Josh Powell had filed paperwork to withdraw her retirement account money about 10 days after her disappearance.
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PA plaintiff in health care suit hears arguments BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Former lawyer and investment banker Kaj Ahlburg said Friday he listened to recordings of last week’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court over a history-making case that bears his name and could touch more than 30 million Americans. But he continued to maintain his staunch silence about how and why he decided to become one Ahlburg of the few individual plaintiffs who joined 26 states, including Washington, in challenging President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, called Obamacare by its critics. After six hours of oral arguments Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the court was behind closed doors Friday, voting on the case in a decision not expected to be made public until June, after the jurists write majority
and minority opinions. “My purpose was not to seek publicity,” said Ahlburg, 52. “It did not enter into my consideration.” His wife, Laura, joined him in listening to some of the oral arguments, he said.
Won’t go into details
Americans to buy health insurance — especially the estimated 30 million to 50 million who don’t have it — or pay a penalty of $95 in 2014 that increases to $695 in 2016. Proponents say the mandate is necessary to pay for the health care of all Americans. Ahlburg’s name was added as a plaintiff in the case May 14, 2010. “Mr. Ahlburg is and reasonably expects to remain financially able to pay for his own health care services if and as needed,” the amended complaint said. “Mr. Ahlburg will be subject to the mandate and objects to being forced to comply with it and objects to the Act’s unconstitutional overreaching and its encroachment on the states’ sovereignty.” Ahlburg’s lawyer, Gregory Katsas of Washington, D.C., did not return a call for comment Saturday.
“I won’t get into the details of which parts I listened to and which parts I didn’t,” he said. “Sometimes there’s been publicity around cases that has not been positively perceived by the judges, who feel in some way that publicity is not appropriate or just don’t think it helps the case.” “Statements are not helpful while the case is in progress, so I am refraining.” Supreme Court pundits said the judges’ questions during oral arguments indicated the outcome will be in Ahlburg’s, not Obama’s, favor. “A good judge will ask searching questions of both ________ parties and not necessarily Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb reveal what they are think- can be reached at 360-417-3536 ing,” Ahlburg said. or at paul.gottlieb@peninsuladaily The law requires all news.com.
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Quileute Tribal School dancers and tribal drummers perform in an area above First Beach at LaPush during the fifth annual whale welcoming ceremony. James Island is in the background.
Quileute welcome whales with song PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
LAPUSH — The Quileute tribe welcomed the whales with song and dance. The fifth annual Welcoming the Whales ceremony Friday began under rainy skies at the mouth of the Quillayute River in LaPush and ended at the tribe’s Ak-a-lat community decades have hung out and center. socialized at the section of After blessing the West Cedar Street has yet grounds and reading a procto be seen. Youngsters at Half Block said they consider it a social scene, one that spans Sequim’s history over the past 40 years.
Music: City experiment CONTINUED FROM A1 speaker over the two locked restrooms and near a cov“My parents pay taxes, ered bench for Transit ridso we should be allowed to ers. The speaker is computerbe here like anyone else.” programmed to increase in volume when noisy buses Not deterred by music roll in and out of the station. Both students said they would not be deterred by No conclusions yet the music, both operatic Haines said his departand classical. ment is not drawing any A small group of teens huddled under the speaker conclusions or making any until Friday afternoon to get out recommendations they see and fully analyze of unrelenting rainfall. Asked if the music was how the strains of Bach, succeeding in driving her Mozart and Brahms affect and others away, a 15-year- the behavior of those who old girl who declined to give loiter at Half Block. The city of Sequim, her name said, “Does it look which shares the Sequim like it’s succeeding?” Transit Center with Clallam Transit, is joining Recommendations Transit in the pilot project The city official oversee- that, if successful, will be ing the experiment said it tried at The Gateway tranwill be awhile before he can sit center at Lincoln and make any recommenda- Front streets in Port Angetions. les, said Terry Weed, “It seems to be going Clallam Transit general well,” said Paul Haines, city manager. Public Works director. “If they’re not there for “We haven’t spent a lot Transit purposes, we just of time studying it yet. want them to move on,” We’re letting it reside for a Weed said in February of while and see if habits young people who sit and change.” sometimes smoke on the Haines said no com- benches, prompting some plaints have been heard complaints from public bus about the music. riders. City employees installed Whether the music will an $800 Mosquito music have any effect on the teens system with a single and young adults who for
lamation from the School Board, a song was sung to welcome the whales, Quileute Tribal School Principal Al Zantua told the Peninsula Daily News. After several songs and dances, the students performed a ceremony of feeding the whales, he said. Gray whales now are in migration. They travel between 10,000 and 12,000 miles round trip every year
between winter calving lagoons near Mexico and summer feeding grounds in Arctic seas. They can be spotted off the coast near LaPush in April and May. “They come here and feed,” Zantua said, “and then head north from here.” He added that a teacher at the school recently saw a gray whale. Orcas also are sometimes seen off the coast.
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PORT ANGELES — Luanne Huff was relieved when she got the call from Port Angeles Police Sgt. Glen Roggenbuck at 5:27 p.m. Thursday. Roggenbuck called to inform Huff that her 80-year-old mother, Luella Hanson, had been found safe and sound in Seattle. Hanson, who suffers from dementia, had been missing since Monday, when she left town to visit her sister in Cle Elum in Kittitas County. She made it about halfway there. ________ A State Patrol sergeant Sequim-Dungeness Valley Edifound Hanson at the Coltor Jeff Chew can be reached at 360-681-2391 or at jeff.chew@ man ferry dock in Seattle, Roggenbuck said. peninsuladailynews.com.
Weed said Clallam Transit is particularly concerned about loitering around the bus stop, staff lunch room and restroom area at the Sequim Transit Center. Haines said if the experiment works, the city and Transit likely would install more speakers around the Transit Center, where the City Council meets semimonthly. For now, Haines said, the music appears to be making the facility “a pleasant place to be.”
“She’s doing great,” Huff said Friday. “My sister’s going to come and get her and take her Hanson over to Cle Elum. God bless.” Police had been looking for Hanson, who was driving a gold Ford Taurus, after her family became concerned when she failed to arrive at her destination. Huff said her mother simply got lost. She declined to comment further on the circumstances of the disappearance. “She’s safe,” Huff said. “She’s fine. We’re sitting here laughing about it
because she think’s it’s funny.” Huff had reported that her mother has made the trip over the Cascades many times and that she recently made a trip to Minnesota for a family gathering with one of her sons along for the ride.
Rarely drives alone But Huff said her mother rarely drives alone, even for local trips. Family members said Hanson usually takes the Tacoma Narrows route. Port Angeles police had just one tip: a vague report of Hanson’s gold car in a parking lot.
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Public interview for DCD chiefâ€™s post BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” Carl Smith of Quilcene will have a final, public interview Monday with the Jefferson County commissioners after he was tapped to direct the countyâ€™s Department of Community Development. If he is hired, Smith would replace Al Scalf, who retired in November after 26 years with the county, the past 16 as its top planning officer. A tentative start date is May 1. Mondayâ€™s public inter-
view will be conducted during the commissionersâ€™ regular meeting, which will begin at 9 a.m. in their chambers at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. Upon commissionersâ€™ approval, an employment contract will be prepared, county Administrator Philip Morley said, and will be addressed by commissioners at their April 9 meeting. â€œItâ€™s not a done deal, but we are assuming that it will all go well at this point,â€? Morley said. The position oversees
long-range planning, community development, permitting, customer assistance and code enforce- Smith ment activities. Salary has not been decided but would be in the range of $67,564 to $90,801, according to the job description. At his retirement, Scalf earned the maximum amount.
Smith was selected from a pool of 28 applicants and went through an interview process with county officials, business leaders and other stakeholders. Smith brings more than 10 years of senior management experience directing community development departments for local governments in Alaska and Washington state, Morley said. He previously supervised planning and permitting for Fife, Woodinville and Mountlake Terrace, and was a planner in Issaquah.
â€œHe has a strong record of success working with diverse community interests and directing complex comprehensive plan, regulation and permitting issues, and is willing and able to roll up his sleeves to help get the work done,â€? Morley said in a statement. Smith, who now manages lands for Paug-Vik, a native village corporation in Naknek, Alaska, was planning director for Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska. He also held a management position with the Port of Tacoma.
He has a masterâ€™s degree in environmental planning and a bachelorâ€™s degree in biological science, and is an LEED-accredited professional. He also holds certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners. â€œCarl has had significant economic and community development experience, and has worked on several core downtown plans, experience that will be helpful as we continue to realize the promise of the Port Hadlock Urban Growth Area,â€? Morley said.
Commissioners to meet on culvert contract PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public interview session with Carl Smith, who has been selected as the lone finalist for Department of Community Development director when they meet Monday. (See story, above.) The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in commissionersâ€™ chambers at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend. If hired, Smith will replace Al Scalf, who retired in November after 26 years with the county, the past 16 as its top planning officer. Items on the consent agenda include: â– An agreement for a contract with Seton Construction of Port Townsend for the Spruce Creek culvert replacement on Upper Hoh Road in West Jefferson County in the amount of $397,507. The project will be funded 86.5 percent by the Federal Highway Administration
and 13.5 percent by the county road fund. â– An agreement to revise the contract with Roland Resources Inc. to extend the completion date of real property acquisition and relocation services for the proposed Port Hadlock wastewater facility to Dec. 31, 2013. â– An agreement to pay for additional appraisal tasks done by Allen Brackett Shedd for the proposed Port Hadlock wastewater facility, allocating an additional $10,000 for a total cost of $45,000, and to extend the completion date to Dec. 31, 2013. â– Acceptance of a $33,000 grant from the state Department of Ecology for administration of the Northwest Straits Project by the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee. â– A one-year agreement with the Port Townsend/Jefferson County Leader designating the weekly newspaper as the newspaper of public record for county legal notices.
Eye on Jefferson Port Townsend city The Port Townsend City Council is expected to formalize its participation in a program sponsored by Port Townsend Main Street and provide a $100,000 contribution when it meets Monday. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at historic City Hall, 540 Water St. The contribution to the Main Street tax incentive program, which supports downtown revitalization, would be paid on a schedule to be determined by City Manager David Timmons. The council also will consider entering into a memorandum of understanding with Main Street in which the program would perform such services as: â– Relieving the city of expenses such as Cotton Building restroom maintenance ($15,000) and seasonal
portable toilets ($1,600). â– Benefiting downtown revitalization with a building and business inventory (estimated cost $21,000), sidewalk maintenance/bird abatement/cleanup (estimated cost $18,000) and promotional services for events including Concerts on the Dock, Girlsâ€™ Night Out and the Halloween parade. The council also will consider an agreement with Jefferson County for animal shelter services that is not to exceed $22,000 for 2012. It will also consider an agreement to pay the Jefferson County YMCA $46,500 for services in 2012. Special City Council office hours, where anyone can talk with a council member without an appointment, will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and 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 â€” which are in the conference rooms in City Hall, 250 Madison St., unless otherwise indicated â€” are: â– Arts Commission â€” 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, first-floor conference room. â– Historic Preservation Committee â€” 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, third-floor conference room. â– HUD Loan Committee â€” 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Port Townsend Main Street office, 211 Taylor St., Suite 3. â– Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Board â€” 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, first-floor conference room.
Port of Port Townsend Port of Port Townsend commissioners will conduct a special meeting to select a tenant for the Point Hudson restaurant site Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at 375 Hudson St. Port Executive Director
Larry Crockett on Saturday will give a talk to the Jefferson County Pilots Association at 10 a.m. at Port Townsend Aircraft Services at the Jefferson County International Airport.
Public utility district Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners will discuss cost adjustments with Puget Sound Energy when they meet Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at PUD headquarters, 230 Chimacum Road in Port Hadlock. The PUD is taking over electrical service infrastructure from PSE. Commissioners will hear updates on the Northwest Open Access Network â€” or NoaNet â€” broadband project, Water Resource Inventory Areas 16 and 17, the Discovery Bay Yacht and Racquet Club sewer system, and the Quilcene water system.
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The experience certainly moves I READ RECENTLY that moving from one home to another is the second-most stressful activity that a human being can undertake, so I decided to try it. The first most stressful W. Bruce thing is death, Cameron which I think I’ll put off for a while. With death, though, there’s a definite end to the whole ordeal, whereas with moving, there’s a sense that it won’t be over until you’ve experienced the first most stressful thing. I made the decision to move the way women make the decision to have a second child: They forget how bad it was the first time. I had actually gotten to the point where I remembered my last move rather fondly — wasn’t
it fun to open boxes to discover what was inside? Like Christmas! (Except that at Christmas, you don’t open up a box containing what was, a week ago, frozen chicken breasts but is now a salmonella farm.) There are websites and consumer publications to help people organize their moves, but I thought it would be better if I reinvented everything myself. I elected to start packing way in advance — several hours, in fact — giving me ample time to run out of boxes. I began by carefully packing up my most valuable possessions, which turned out to be my wallet. Everything else I shoved into boxes marked “Junk,” which means that at least when it comes to cardboard, I write the truth. There are professional moving companies that charge a reasonable price, are skilled at wrapping and stowing your belongings, and are both bonded and insured.
Leslie Briggance Homemaker Port Angeles
“I told my husband that he “My dad would had won the put pennies under lottery. I even the doors to jam held up a ticket. them, or he’d Poor guy was so short-sheet our disappointed bed. I also remember he’d set when he found out. I laughed. our alarm for the That was bad of middle of the me but fun to do night. He was a anyway.” practical joker.”
(See what I said? Like Christmas!) The spokesman for the group, John, stopped dead when he saw my piano, which I plan to learn how to play as soon as I figure out where I packed the manual. “It’s a piano,” I said helpfully. John told me that he and his friends hadn’t realized how difficult the job was going to be and would need $20 an hour. I recognized this as the strong-arm tactic it was, and refused to negotiate. “OK,” I said. John and his buddies began helping me move the piano, grunting far more than necessary, or so it sounded from my position on the couch. They got to the front door and stopped, staring at the stairs. “Those are the front steps,” I said helpfully. John told me he and his friends hadn’t realized there would be steps — and would need $30 an hour! “OK,” I said. About 15 minutes later, John
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“My branch got a new manager, so we took the dinger from the drive-up window and put it behind his desk. It took him all day to figure it out.”
Aaron Krume 10th-grader Forks
“I put shaving cream on a toilet “Mom woke up seat, and my aunt Dad in the middle sat on it. She got of the night. It upset. I had to get was time for her back at her delivery. He because she put thought it was a dish soap on my joke. That’s how hamburger. My I was born — aunt and I go April 1st. I back and forth.” jokingly say I’m the biggest fool you know.”
“My brother put a big goose egg in a neighbor’s hanging basket that had a small bird’s nest. It surprised my neighbor a lot. I remember him yelling, ‘Hey, Martha, come look at this.’”
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moratorium on Nippon’s proposed biomass project. If you value the clean air we breathe and recognize that a mill belching particulates and carbon over our pristine landscape will not promote a forward-looking, tourist-friendly environment, I hope you will applaud Mr. Mania’s position and encourage his fellow council members to join him in fostering a healthy, thriving community. Paul Chasman, Port Angeles
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“A bunch of us kids stood on opposite corners of a street and pretended we had a big rope. When a car came, we yelled, ‘Pull!’ It screeched to a halt. Yeah, we got yelled at.”
“Five of us filled a spiral staircase at my old school with hundreds of balloons. Took us all night to blow them up. Anyone opening the door was surrounded by balloons.”
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Jerry Bobzien Dorothy Retired soldier Puckett
The oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was one; I hope all of you Republican “drill, baby, drill, let’s fracking is another. People near fracking sites rape Mother Earth, the president’s to blame for the say they can’t even drink the water from their wells. high gas prices, who cares Do you know the first what it costs to the envithing former President ronment” cads saw the article on the Second Front Ronald Reagan did when he took office? Page [“Study: Drilling He removed the solar Domestic Oil Has No Effect panels that his predecessor, on Pump Price,” PDN, President Jimmy Carter, March 22] about a study reported by The Associated had installed. Think how far along on Press that showed oil is a solar energy we would be “global commodity” and by now had Reagan folU.S. production has only a lowed Carter’s lead. tiny influence. Or how advanced our Factors beyond a electric cars would be now. nation’s control dictate the We may even have price of gasoline. George Jetson’s flying cars So, according to the by now. chief energy economist for We sent men to the ITG, “drill, baby, drill” has moon, for crying out loud. nothing to do with the I am sure we could do price of gas. better than our options Could all of you “to hell now. with the environment” Timothy Morgan, folks tell me when trying to Port Angeles protect the environment became a four-letter word? Mania praised Every time we humans mine or try to take from Congratulations to [Port the Earth, the attempt Angeles City] Councilman Max Mania for his continleaves an environmental ued efforts to support a mess.
came in to where I was packing boxes in my living room, woke me up and told me he and his friends hadn’t realized the stairs would be so narrow — and would need $40 an hour. Well, I’d had it this time. “OK,” I said. The truck was farther down the walkway than they had realized ($50 an hour), and the ramp to the truck was steeper than anticipated ($75 an hour), and they needed money for lunch — but eventually they got the piano loaded. In next week’s column, I’ll reveal what happened when we arrived at the new place . . . assuming I can find where I packed the computer. Otherwise, I may have to write it on cardboard.
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Gayle Webster Christina Fiction writer Hames Agnew
So I decided to move myself. I went to a U-Wreck and rented a truck that had last been used to carry Hungarian refugees. The black exhaust that fired out of the tailpipe was so heavy with greenhouse gases it had Al Gore rolling over in his grave pronouncements. I picked up three day-laborers who were hanging out at the U-Wreck, figuring that they could do all the heavy lifting while I concentrated on the really important stuff, like management and goofing off. They each wanted $15 an hour, though I want to state for the record that I carefully completed the required IRS forms reporting the transaction and thus am qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. They were burly guys, the kind who at football practice can bench-press fullbacks. They suspiciously eyed my packing job, which I have to admit relied an awful lot on tape, the same way my gift-wrapping does.
Rush Limbaugh Evidently spin is everything in this world of media. Rush Limbaugh and all other media outlets apparently have succeeded in spinning his comments about the beautiful young [Sandra] Fluke girl to him just calling her a slut. OK, we have all, at one time or another in the heat of battle, called someone something they were not and felt bad about it later. It was the next part of
his tirade that I have serious issue with. He said, “I think every woman who gets free birth control should have to videotape their sexual experiences so we all can watch them.” When he said “we,” I assume he meant his followers who say ditto to everything he says. Since this supposedly God-fearing conservative has started his reign in the media, he has been married four times and condemned prescription drug abuse until he hooked himself on them to the point he was arrested and convicted of dealing in that illegal drug trade. Now, by his own comments, he has told us he and whoever “we” are like porn. The worst part of this whole episode is that not one so-called conservative candidate condemned his diatribe. The worst that was said about him was he could have used a better choice of words.
There is only one word to describe Rush and all his ditto heads: hypocrites. That’s the only ditto you will ever get out of me, Rush. Good luck in any future elections, conservative party, with this guy as your so-called spokesman. He is a real winner. Bert Mullen, Sekiu
Personal-care items [Re: “GOP and Women,” Peninsula Voices, March 25]: I personally find nothing wrong with paying for personal-care items such as birth control. I not only paid for my own but never for one moment thought someone else should be responsible. I was a Democrat at one time when they stood for freedom and before they made it possible for a large segment of our society to become ignorant, lazy and morally and ethically corrupt. TURN
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Peninsula Voices CONTINUED FROM A10 need to be addressed. He implies that pilots There are a lot of Demo- deserve to be in the top crats who truly believe that 1 percent of income-earners they are helping, and they in the United States do have my respect, but the because of the hours they vitriol I have heard from work and risks involved in the left has demonstrated the job. to me that the only people If this is the case, then who revile and demean we’re really underpaying women are the Democrats. hundreds of thousands of Not all of them, to be citizens in this country. sure. Police officers and our There are some respect- military (my son included) ful and thoughtful men, but work poor hours and put to believe the garbage that their lives on the line as Republicans are trying to part of the job. rob women of health care They never know when and want to keep them their lives will be threatsubservient is patently ened. ridiculous. At least the pilots know Perhaps the letter writer exactly when the danger in should attempt to listen to their job occurs (transfermore than Democratic talk- ring to/from the ship). ing points. I won’t even get into his Berta Olson, whine about the pilots havSequim ing to get up at 3 a.m. I used to have to get up Harbor pilots at 4 a.m. to get to work, I felt a need to respond and I was never in the top to the article discussing the 1 percent. pay dispute with the harThe police and military bor pilots [“Shippers, Pilots incomes are nowhere near in Stormy Seas Over Pay,” the average pilot pay of PDN March 27). $343,000 (Puget Sound) or Comments in this article $407,000 (national avermade by Andy Coe, presiage). dent of Puget Sound Pilots, On the local level, our
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abundance of eating locally on the North Olympic Peninsula. For farmers in the area, spring is a busy time for WHAT’S THE HISTORY of April Fools’ Day, planting seeds and reachanyway? ing out to new and loyal Nobody is completely sure about the origin of customers. the silliest of holidays. However the urban legend Now is the time when experts at Snopes.com say that most experts give farms are offering great credit to Pope Gregory XIII, who in the 1500s gave deals on their summer the world the Gregorian calendar. bounty. In 1562, the Gregorian calendar moved the first Many small farms offer day of the year from April 1 to Jan. 1. discount certificates that Word did eventually get around, but some peocan be used for purchasing ple were a bit slow to hear the news. These folks seasonal farm products. continued celebrating the new year on April 1, CSA (community supunaware that they were now three months behind ported agriculture) is the times. another way for customers These “April fools” were tricked by those in the invest upfront in the local know. Peninsula Daily News news sources harvest. Several area farms offer farm share programs whereby the customer prethat will never happen. hard-working loggers also Gene Blaettler, pays in exchange for a put in long hours and risk Port Angeles weekly box of produce for life and limb every day the season. (logging is the second most The financial advantage Eating local dangerous profession in the for farmers is cash flow In the morning on my U.S. and the world). when expenses are high, way to the newspaper box, Instead of working to while the consumer enjoys get the Puget Sound pilots’ I often stop to pick a green a discount throughout the leaf from a mustard plant pay up to the national season. In addition farmers and enjoy my morning average, he should be and eaters both benefit by dose of vitamin C before working to get the inflated breakfast. getting to know each other. national average down Whether your interest When it comes to vegetabelow the Puget Sound lies in nutrition, local econbles, the fresher the better. average. Summer is coming soon, omy, land stewardship, or and with it the wonderful plain old fashion friendOf course, we all know
Happy New Year!
ship, there is great value in knowing your farmer. When I want to know which pumpkin makes the sweetest pie, I ask Christie. When I want to know about hormones in my hamburger, I talk to Holly. Here on the Peninsula, it’s all right here in our backyard. For information on discount and CSA opportunities: Clallam County Johnston Family Farms 360-452-1936 Nash’s Organic Produce 360-681-NASH Salt Creek Farm 360-928-3583 Jefferson County Sunfield Farm 360-385-3658 Red Dog Farm 360-732-0223 Betsy Wharton, Port Angeles Betsy Wharton is a former member of the Port Angeles City Council, operates The Clallam Canning Company and is treasurer for the board of directors of the Port Angeles Farmers Market.
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Rants & Raves COMPILED BY LEE ZURCHER
The children loved it and learned a lot, and the parents had a great time as well.
A GIGANTIC RAVE to all supporters of the Olympic Discovery Trail. Rave of the Week In these tough economic times, we are so grateful to have A RAVE TO the gentleman I PURCHASED ITEMS for who helped me get started pump- surpassed our recent $35,000 Discovery Bay fundraising goal. $5.40 at a Sequim-area market, ing gas Friday afternoon You have helped save the then found I didn’t have my wal- [March 23] at the gas station at future of a fully connected ODT. let with me — so I left without the market in Sequim. I’ll be them. sure to pass on your kindness. BLESSINGS ON YOU who A man ran up to my car and adopt older dogs from the shelter. handed me the items. I asked for I WAS AT the state DepartThey usually get passed over, his name, and he said “John.” ment of Social and Health Serbut they’re loving, mature, mellow John, you made my day. vices office Monday morning, but still playful, goofy and wonMarch 19, very confused and not derful. . . . and other Raves understanding anything I was Unlike with a puppy, you supposed to do. know what you’re getting with a DEFINITELY A RAVE to There were two receptionists, middle-aged or older dog. the Neah Bay students and their a man and a woman, who helped And best of all, they’re already teachers for their outstanding me figure out what to do. Thank housebroken. achievement in the Samsung you, thank you, thank you! Solve for Tomorrow science and A RAVE TO Sequim School technology contest. A RAVE FOR the changes at District librarians, teachers and You proved your mettle volunteers for a fabulous job on SARC [Sequim Aquatic Recreagainst many Goliath high “Family Reading Night.” ation Center]. schools in our country. Way to go. What a terrific idea to encourFor example, on-site child care age children of all ages to read. in the new and well-equipped EDITOR’S NOTE: You can playroom is welcoming to young view Neah Bay High’s YouTube A THANKFUL RAVE for all families, but as a grandparent, I video presentation at http:// who helped out with food, money like it, too. tinyurl.com/pdnsamsung. and support for the Olson chilI don’t have to skip my exerdren after their beloved dad A HEARTFELT AND grate- cise routine when grandkids passed away unexpectedly in visit. ful rave to the store in Forks for Seattle a couple of weeks ago. Extended weekend hours are its outstanding service by caring Thanks for everything. also appreciated. Thanks for lisemployees and to the unidentitening, SARC. fied woman who offered to pay SPECIAL APPRECIATION for my groceries when my card TO Darnel of Clallam County A RAVE TO the Port Angeles PUD for excellent service to resiwas malfunctioning. People such as these make it a fast-food restaurant employee dents living in Aspen Creek in who tracked me down and called Sequim. pleasure to exist on the West me to say I had left my house End. keys at the restaurant. A RAVE TO Katie Brinkman My key tag only had my first RAVE FOR AN incredible and Claire Rausch for putting on name, and I really appreciate her an incredible science night at science night at Franklin EleFranklin Elementary School mentary School. detective work in finding me.
[Port Angeles]. The kids loved it and learned a lot, and the parents did as well.
Rant of the Week
There was not a drop of water or any food in any of the cages. Food, I understand, because they are fed at certain times, but no water? No excuse.
A HUGE RANT to the perA RANT TO the curmudgeon who stole our umbrella from our son or persons who hit a handtable in our backyard while I was some great Dane on Old Olympic Highway and didn’t have the sick in the hospital. decency to stop to see what or who you hit. . . . and other Rants You have taken a big piece of this family away without even a TO SOME OF the upstairs thought of the pain you have left crew: Shame on you. Get a life, them in. learn the lesson, stop spending so You make me sick. much time watching from your Karma is a strange thing. window and get back to work. I hope it finds you. A HUGE RANT to the person who filled my garbage and recycling containers with their trash. And a pre-emptive rant to the City Council [city not stated] if it reduces garbage service that makes incidents like this more common. TO THE NEIGHBOR who dumps their garbage into my bin and causes me to have to pay for an extra pickup because it fills up my bin. You know who you are. Stop it. BIG RANT FOR drivers with dogs on your laps. Don’t you know that’s dangerous for you and the dog? Keep them off your laps. I WAS LOOKING for a cat to adopt and was shocked when I went to the first place.
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Peninsula Five-Day Forecast TODAY
Periods of rain.
Cloudy and chilly with a chance of rain.
Cloudy and breezy with rain possible.
Mostly cloudy, showers possible; chilly.
The Peninsula A storm system pushing onshore will bring plenty of clouds across Victoria the region today with periods of rain. It will be a chilly day as well. Snow levels will be around 2,000 feet, above which an additional 47/41 4-8 inches of snow will accumulate. Expect periods of rain Neah Bay Port tonight with snow above 2,500 feet. The rain may come 46/42 Townsend down hard at times, and there can be a significant accuPort Angeles 49/41 mulation of snow over the Olympics. Additional rain and 46/37 snow is likely Monday, which can be heavy once again. Sequim Snow levels will be around around 2,500 feet again.
Yakima Kennewick 62/29 63/37
Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.
Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. © 2012
Marine Forecast Cloudy today with occasional rain followed by a steadier rain. Wind south 4-8 knots. Waves 1-2 feet. Visibility under 3 miles. Occasional rain tonight. Wind southeast 7-14 knots. Waves 1-3 feet. Visibility under 3 miles at times. Rain tomorrow. Wind southeast 7-14 knots. Waves 2-4 feet. Visibility under 3 miles. Tuesday: Cloudy and chilly with a chance of rain. Wind light and variable. Waves under a foot. TABLE Location High Tide LaPush
8:05 a.m. 9:31 p.m. Port Angeles 12:17 a.m. 9:42 a.m. Port Townsend 2:02 a.m. 11:27 a.m. Sequim Bay* 1:23 a.m. 10:48 a.m.
TODAY Ht 6.8’ 6.4’ 6.3’ 5.3’ 7.6’ 6.4’ 7.1’ 6.0’
Low Tide 2:15 a.m. 2:58 p.m. 6:03 a.m. 5:15 p.m. 7:17 a.m. 6:29 p.m. 7:10 a.m. 6:22 p.m.
Seattle 50/39 Billings 63/37 Minneapolis 79/59 Chicago 74/52 San Francisco 59/44
3.2’ 1.1’ 4.4’ 0.8’ 5.7’ 1.1’ 5.4’ 1.0’
9:16 a.m. 10:22 p.m. 12:47 a.m. 11:06 a.m. 2:32 a.m. 12:51 p.m. 1:53 a.m. 12:12 p.m.
7.0’ 7.0’ 6.5’ 5.4’ 7.8’ 6.5’ 7.3’ 6.1’
Low Tide 3:22 a.m. 3:54 p.m. 6:39 a.m. 6:10 p.m. 7:53 a.m. 7:24 p.m. 7:46 a.m. 7:17 p.m.
High Tide Ht
2.6’ 0.8’ 3.8’ 1.0’ 5.0’ 1.3’ 4.7’ 1.2’
10:20 a.m. 11:08 p.m. 1:12 a.m. 12:25 p.m. 2:57 a.m. 2:10 p.m. 2:18 a.m. 1:31 p.m.
7.4’ 7.6’ 6.6’ 5.6’ 7.9’ 6.7’ 7.4’ 6.3’
Low Tide Ht 4:21 a.m. 4:46 p.m. 7:12 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:26 a.m. 8:14 p.m. 8:19 a.m. 8:07 p.m.
1.9’ 0.6’ 3.1’ 1.2’ 4.0’ 1.5’ 3.8’ 1.4’
*To correct for Dungeness Bay subtract 15 minutes for high tide, 21 minutes for low tide.
Moon Phases New
New York 57/44 Washington 68/49
Kansas City 87/66
Sunset today ................... 7:45 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow ............ 6:50 a.m. Moonrise today ................ 1:59 p.m. Moonset today ................. 3:57 a.m.
Los Angeles 68/49
Sun & Moon
Shown is today’s weather.
National Forecast Sunday, April 1, 2012
El Paso 84/54 Houston 87/69
Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice -10s -0s
Bellingham 46/40 Aberdeen 50/44
Yesterday Statistics are for the 48-hour period ending at 2 p.m. yesterday High Low Prcp YTD P. Angeles 42 37 0.38 5.87 Forks* 42 38 3.64 49.66 Seattle 43 37 1.20 17.61 Sequim 42 38 0.31 5.29 Hoquiam 46 38 1.28 29.47 Victoria 42 36 0.62 11.97 P. Townsend* 41 38 0.24 9.18 *Data from Thursday &Friday
Port Ludlow 48/40
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World Cities Today City Hi Lo W Athens 69 52 s Baghdad 82 62 pc Beijing 53 41 pc Brussels 52 35 c Cairo 86 63 s Calgary 50 30 pc Edmonton 43 23 sh Hong Kong 73 70 pc Jerusalem 68 56 pc Johannesburg 70 49 pc Kabul 66 45 t London 52 37 s Mexico City 72 48 t Montreal 45 30 c Moscow 39 24 c New Delhi 101 71 pc Paris 53 34 s Rio de Janeiro 82 71 r Rome 66 45 pc Stockholm 39 28 c Sydney 79 66 s Tokyo 59 43 s Toronto 47 35 sh Vancouver 47 42 r Weather (W): prcp-precipitation, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, r-rain, t-thunderstorms, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.
Shown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Forecast high/low temperatures are given for selected cities.
Stationary 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s
National Cities Today City Albuquerque Anchorage Astoria Atlanta Atlantic City Baltimore Bend Billings Bismarck Boise Boston Buffalo Charleston, SC Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Coeur d’Alene Corvallis Dallas Denver Des Moines Detroit Eugene Fairbanks Helena Honolulu Houston Juneau
Hi 76 43 51 84 60 66 45 63 83 50 50 50 81 74 74 78 48 54 93 82 87 63 53 31 59 83 87 42
Lo 45 29 43 64 41 46 30 37 39 31 36 34 60 37 52 56 29 40 68 37 64 39 37 6 33 69 69 26
W s pc r pc pc pc c r pc c sh sh pc pc t pc sn sh pc pc s t sh c r pc pc pc
City Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville New Orleans New York Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Palm Springs Philadelphia Phoenix Portland, OR Raleigh Reno Sacramento St. Louis Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Sioux Falls Sun Valley Washington, DC
Hi 87 65 89 68 85 66 79 87 86 57 90 89 87 74 60 74 54 75 48 63 88 56 91 63 59 89 47 68
Lo 66 52 64 49 71 48 59 62 68 44 63 63 64 54 43 55 42 56 26 40 67 32 67 53 44 53 22 49
W s pc s s s t pc pc pc pc pc s pc pc pc pc sh pc sf pc pc sh pc s pc pc c pc
National Extremes Yesterday (For the 48 contiguous states)
High: 97 at Brady, TX
Low: 6 at Clayton Lake, ME
Most Clallam offices to be closed Monday PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Raindrops cling to a tulip as daffodils droop under heavy droplets after a round of moderate rain Friday at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles.
PORT ANGELES — Most Clallam County offices will be closed Monday for the third furlough day of the year. The only exceptions are the courts, jail and juvenile detention center. Offices on the main floor of the Clallam County Courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles will be closed. The public can conduct court business by entering the south doors of the courthouse off Fourth Street and proceeding upstairs. Sheriff’s deputies will be on regular patrols, but the sheriff’s administrative office will be closed. The Board of County Commissioners will hold a
work session Tuesday at 9 a.m., followed by the regular board meeting at 10 a.m. The county implemented the unpaid leave days to help balance the budget. All of the furlough days
are Mondays. The remaining furlough dates are May 7, May 21, June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Nov. 19, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.
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FORKS — The roar of drag races will fill the air at the Forks Municipal Airport during five weekends this summer now that the Federal Aviation Administration has given the goahead for this season. The city received notice of approval for the West End Thunder drag racing series from the Northwest Mountain Region of the FAA late Thursday, said Mayor Bryon Monohon on Friday. Races are planned May 19-20, June 9-10, July 14-15, Aug. 11-12 and Sept. 15-16, confirmed West End Thunder President Cary Bourm. “I’m really ecstatic about it,” Bourm said. “It’s great and should be good for the whole community.” The City Council is
scheduled to consider its agreement with West End Thunder on Monday, April 9, when it meets at 7:30 p.m. in the council conference room at 500 E. Division St.
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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
This is a booking photo of Ryan Leaf released by the Cascade County (Mont.) Sheriff’s Office.
Former Cougar Leaf arrested THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HELENA, Mont. — The West Texas district attorney who prosecuted former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf in 2009 said Saturday that he’ll file a motion to revoke Leaf’s probation following his arrest in Montana. Leaf was arrested Friday in his hometown of Great Falls on burglary and drug possession charges, police said. James Farren, the Randall County district attorney who prosecuted Leaf in Texas and negotiated a plea deal with him in 2010, said he would file the motion Monday to revoke the 10-year probation Leaf got in the agreement. “I think it’s sad,” Farren said of the allegations against Leaf in Montana. “While I hoped for better results, I’m not surprised it happened.” Leaf did not immediately respond to text and voice mail messages left Saturday. The circumstances surrounding Leaf’s arrest were not immediately clear. Great Falls Police Sgt. Dean Bennett, who confirmed Leaf’s arrest, said Friday night that he had not seen a report detailing the allegations against the ex-football player. Leaf was booked on felony charges of burglary of a residence and criminal possession of dangerous drugs, plus a first-time charge of misdemeanor theft, Cascade County Detention Center Officer Robert Rivera said. Leaf was freed on $76,000 bond and is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Monday. Leaf’s defense attorney in the Texas case, Bill Kelly, said Saturday that he hadn’t spoken to his client. Leaf’s father, John Leaf, called Kelly on Friday to tell him about the arrest, he said. “His dad was pretty upset, of course,” Kelly said. “People get hooked on these things and it’s hard to get off of them. It’s just a sad, sad deal because he was doing so well.” Leaf, a former standout quarterback for Washington State, was the No. 2 pick in the 1998 draft behind Peyton Manning.
An NFL bust But Leaf flamed out as quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, gaining a reputation as one of the biggest busts in NFL history. A message left at his parents’ house was not immediately returned Friday night. Leaf released a statement through his publicist, Wendy Ogunsemore on Friday night. “I’ve made some mistakes, and have no excuses,” the statement read. “I am using the tools I’ve learned to move forward rather than backwards, and will be open to talking about the details in the days to come. “I am confident that there will be further understanding when the facts are revealed, and feel very blessed for all of the support, especially from my friends and family.”
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Cody Eng of Forks (15) competes for ball control against Hoquiam in a SWL-Evergreen Division soccer game in Forks. The one-loss Hoquiam Grizzlies didn’t let the mud and slop slow them down in a 5-0 victory.
Forks falls in slop bowl Roughriders also slip in rain to Kingston, 3-1 PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
FORKS — A muddy, sloppy field did not slow down Hoquiam in a 5-0 SWL-Evergreen Division win against the Forks Spartans. The Grizzlies improved to 5-1 in league and 6-1 overall after controlling the passing lanes and the ball in Thursday’s game during a light rainstorm. “It was a very muddy field, but we passed it around really well, found the open lanes and cracked the net quite often,” Hoquiam coach Fidel Sanchez told The Daily World.
It didn’t help the Spartans that they were playing without standout starting goalkeeper Josh Rice. “We put a defender in the box, and so we had to switch our defense around,” Forks coach Brian Bowers said. “But that wasn’t the only factor in the game.” The Spartans fell to 1-5 in league and 1-6 overall. Israel Fernandez netted two goals for the Grizzlies while Austin Montoure, Angel Mazariegos and Anthony Hernandez also scored in the game. The Spartans next play after
Preps the spring break at Montesano on April 10.
Kingston 3, Port Angeles 1 KINGSTON — The Buccaneers came away with three Olympic League points on a rainy night at Buccaneer Field on Thursday for the opening of league competition. The Roughriders scored first when Anthony Brandon got taken down in the Kingston penalty box in the second minute. Hayden McCartney converted the penalty kick for the Riders. Kingston answered back in
the eighth minutes and earned the go-ahead goal just before halftime. Nick Boles scored two of the goals for the Bucs. Brandon, who was voted the boys athlete of the week for Port Angeles High School by scoring five goals in three games last week, was selected as the Rider offensive player of the match in Thursday’s game. Owen Kays-Erdman was named the defensive player of the match while transition player honors went to Kyle Bingham. The Riders, 4-2-3 overall and 0-1 in league. Kingston won the JV game 3-0. Port Angeles next hosts Bremerton on April 10 at the end of spring break. TURN
Kalaloch opens to clam digging Five beaches available for at least one outing PENINSULA DAILY NEWS AND NEWS SOURCES
OLYMPIA — Fishery managers have approved a morning razor clam dig at several ocean beaches April 7-9 after marine toxin tests confirmed that the clams on those beaches are safe to eat. Three beaches — Long Beach, Twin Harbors and Kalaloch — will be open for morning razor clam digging all three days. Mocrocks will be open for two days, April 7-8, and Copalis will be open April 7 for one day only. No digging will be allowed any day after
Outdoors noon at any of those beaches. Most diggers will need a valid 2012-13 fishing license to participate in the upcoming opening, since all 2011-12 licenses expired at the end of the day Saturday. The exception is children younger than age 15, who may fish for free. “We strongly advise diggers to obtain a new license before they leave home,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). “It can be very frustrating to be stuck in line waiting to buy a license at low tide.” Licensing options range from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, which can be purchased
online (https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov), by phone (866-246-9453) and from sporting goods stores and other retail license dealers around the state. Under state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day, and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container. Ayres noted that Copalis was added to the line-up for the upcoming dig because fewer clams were harvested on that beach than expected in late March. “We still have enough clams available for one more day of digging at Copalis,” Ayres said. “I’m sure that beach will be a welcome addition to the upcoming dig.” TURN
Neah Bay hoops team in title tilt Makah men battle at Yakama Nation tourney PENINSULA DAILY NEWS AND NEWS SOURCES
WAPATO — Neah Bay is 3-0 and playing for the championship of the 57th annual Yakama Nation Basketball Tournament at Wapato High School. Neah Bay is swamping competition, hitting the century mark by scoring at least 100 points in each game through the semifinals of the 12-team tourney Friday night. The North Olympic Peninsula team was scheduled to play host team Yakama Bucks for all the marbles late Saturday night.
Results weren’t available by press time. The Bucks, 2-1, advanced to the title game through the back door after losing in the tourney opener but getting a shot in the semifinals when Warm Springs, Ore., was disqualified for an illegal player. Yakama made the most of the semifinal gift by beating Port Madison 119-99 to earn a shot at Neah Bay in the finals. Neah Bay, meanwhile ripped Siksika Nation of Alberta, Canada 132-110 in the semifinals to improve to 3-0 in the tourney. Cody Ruben and Kurt Schwamp of Neah Bay combined for 63 points in the game. Ruben sank a team-high 33 while Schwamp added 30.
Four more players scored in double figures for Neah Bay as D.J. Fish netted 17, followed by David Maddox with 14, Gary Parker with 13 and Sunny Eppinette with 11. Neah Bay was ahead by 19 at halftime and never looked back. Siksika’s Preston Grey scored a game-high 37 points. In the quarterfinals Thursday night, Neah Bay defeated Seattle 110-92 behind Parker’s 31 points. Five other players scored in double figures as Andre Domebo and Fish scored 15 each, Schwamp sank 14, and Eppinette and Maddox swished in 12 apiece. Seattle’s Andrew Tinaza put up a game-high 32. TURN
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Monday Baseball: Port Townsend at Klahowya, 4:15 p.m.; Kingston at Sequim, 4:15 p.m.
Area Sports Bowling LAUREL LANES Thursday Lakeside Big Four Men’s high game: Fred Pratt, 235; men’s high series: 658. Women’s high game: Linda Chansky, 217; women’s high series: Rena Peabody, 565. Leading team: Diamond Point Inn Bed & Breakfast. Wednesday Birch’s Molar Bowlers Men’s high game: George Hamlin, 203; men’s high series: George Hamlin, 571. Women’s high game: Aleta Smith, 189; women’s high series: Aleta Smith, 524. Leading team: Mountaineers. Lakeside Big Four Men’s high game: Tone Chapman, 288; men’s high series: Frank Carpenter, 709. Leading team: High Siders. Tuesday Tuesday Brunch League High game: Beverly Perkon; high series: Beverly Perkon, 514. First place team: Sunrise Meats. Mixed Up Mixed Men’s high game: Glenn Davidson, 240; men’s high series: Glenn Davidson, 637. Women’s high game: Barbara Davidson, 188; women’s high series: Barbara Davidson, 492. Leading team: P.A. Antique Mall. Laurel Lanes Seniors Men’s high game: Paul Schoville, 187; men’s high series: Steve Campbell, 523. Women’s high game: Gladys Kemp, 186; women’s high series: Gladys Kemp, 502. March 24 Pee Wee Kids League Boys’ high game: Maddox VanAuken, 88. Girls’ high game: Choena, 86. Bantam Kids League Boys’ high game: Elijah Chapman, 73; boys’ high series: Elijah Chapman, 150. Girls’ high game: Sierra Burkett, 93; girls’ high series: Sierra Burkett, 244. Junior Kids League Boys’ high game: Nathan Dewey, 186; boys’ high series: Nathan Dewey, 509. Girls’ high game: Malyssa Gannon, 102; girls’ high series: Malyssa Gannon, 244. March 23 Seven Cedars Mixed Men’s high game: David Tate, 237; men’s high series: David Tate, 631. Women’s high game: Sage Brown, 191; women’s high series: Sage Brown, 538. Leading team: Seahawk Nation.
Golf PENINSULA GOLF CLUB Men’s Club Throw Out Three Worst Holes Tuesday Individual gross: Kerry Perkins, 60. Individual net: Jack Morley, 48; Larry Aillaud, 53; Dave Henderson, 54. Team gross: Kerry Perkins and Larry Bourm, 74. Team net: Dave Henderson and Daryl Jensen, 64; Dave Henderson and Dennis Ingram, 66; Rudy Arruda and Jack Morley, 66. Men’s Club Sub Par One Hole Each Nine Sunday, March 25 Individual gross: Gary Thorne, 67; Paul Reed, 77; Mike Sorenson, 77. Individual net: Gary Reidel, 65; Chuck Burkhardt, 67; Al Osterberg, 69; Jim Root, 70; Leo Greenawalt, 70; Dave Wahlsten, 71. Men’s Club Better Nine Saturday, March 24 Individual gross: Kerry Perkins, 35. Individual net: Rick Hoover, 33; Leo Greenawalt, 33; Eric Kovatch, 34; Gary McLaughlin, 35; Tom Humleker, 35; Larry Bourm, 35. Team gross: Rick Hoover and John Tweter, 70. Team net: Rick Hoover and Jon Judd, 63; Eric Kovatch and Tom Humleker, 63; Leo Greenawalt and Gary McLaughlin, 64. THE CEDARS AT DUNGENESS Men’s Club Net Stableford Wednesday Flight One Brian Anderson, 39; Bruce Durning, 39; Dean Kruse, 38. Flight Two Jay Howard, 39; Kip McKeever, 39; JC Shumacher, 38; Kris Lether, 38. Flight Three Ted Johnson, 43; Robert Chamberlin, 42; Ron Fye, 42. Flight Four Dick McCammon, 43; Tim Lane, 42; James Engel, 41. Closest to pin No. 8 Low Division: John Raske, 8 ft. 10 in. High Division: Richard Koharian, 4 ft. 11 in. No. 11 Low Division: Karl Dryfhout, 16 ft. 9 in. High Division: Ted Johnson, 10 ft. 2 in. No. 17 Open: Bob Beauchamp, 11 ft. 11 in. Dungeness Lady Niners St. Paddy’s Day Par 3 Tournament Odd Holes Less 1⁄2 handicap Thursday, March 22 First Division Sandi Gunn, 21; Carolyn Gill, 23.5; Olympia Brehm, 23.5. Putts: Jan Boyungs, Olympia Brehm, Sandi Gunn and Carolyn Gill, 17. Birdie: Sandi Gunn on hole No. 6. Second Division Winnie Palm, 22.5; Ruth Wade, 25. Putts: Ruth Wade, 18. Skyridge Golf Course Gut Buster Sunday, March 25 Two Pin Day Individual net: Don Tipton, 67; Jerry Pedersen, 69; Scott MacKay, 70; Allen Patton, 73; John Naples, 74; Dale Erickson, 74; Evan Still, 74; Mike Tipton, 74; Dave Koehler, 76.
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Kevin Harvick does a burnout back across the finish line after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto race on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.
Saturday, March 24 Division One Individual gross: Chris Repass, 71; Mike DuPuis, 72; Gary Thorne, 77. Individual net: Mark Willis, 75; Carl Taylor, 77; Richard Fisher, 78. Division Two Individual gross: Brandon Devaney, 87; Shannon Franciso, 88; Jerry Pedersen, 90. Individual net: Bill Smith, 72; John O’Rourke, 75; Todd Irwin, 76. Closest to pin No. 5: Paul Reed, 17.5 ft. No. 10: Adam MacKay, 16 ft. No. 8: Bill Smith, 15.9 ft. No. 17: Bill Smith, 4.10 ft. Long Putt: John Haggar, 35.10 ft. Hole In One Scott MacKay, a club member, recorded the first ever hole-in-one on the new number 10 par 3 at Sky Ridge Golf Course. He hit a solid cut nine iron from 117 yards for his second ace at Sky Ridge and second in 30 years of golf. Playing with MacKay were Allen Patton, Carl Taylor, Shane Price and John Naples.
Basketball Women’s Basketball League Thursday Green Crow 79, Seven Cedars Casino 75 High scorers GC: Cherish Moss, 18; Rebecca Thomas, 18. SC: Ashley Payne, 25; Ali Crumb, 19. Halberg Chiropractic 41, First Federal 29 High scorers HC: Becky Gundersen, 13; Sadie Grattan, 10. FF: Krista Johnson, 12; Macy Walker, 7.
Basketball NBA Standings WESTERN CONFERENCE Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 32 20 .615 — L.A. Clippers 30 21 .588 1½ Phoenix 25 26 .490 6½ Golden State 20 30 .400 11 Sacramento 18 33 .353 13½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City39 12 .765 — Denver 28 24 .538 11½ Utah 27 25 .519 12½ Minnesota 25 28 .472 15 Portland 24 28 .462 15½ Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 35 14 .714 — Dallas 30 23 .566 7 Memphis 27 22 .551 8 Houston 28 24 .538 8½ New Orleans 13 39 .250 23½ EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 29 22 .569 — Philadelphia 28 23 .549 1 New York 26 26 .500 3½ New Jersey 18 35 .340 12 Toronto 17 35 .327 12½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 37 13 .740 — Orlando 32 20 .615 6 Atlanta 31 22 .585 7½ Washington 12 39 .235 25½ Charlotte 7 42 .143 29½ Central Division W L Pct GB x-Chicago 42 11 .792 — Indiana 30 20 .600 10½ Milwaukee 24 27 .471 17 Detroit 18 33 .353 23 Cleveland 17 32 .347 23 x-clinched playoff spot Friday’s Games Denver 99, Charlotte 88 Miami 113, Toronto 101
Washington 97, Philadelphia 76 Atlanta 100, New York 90 Milwaukee 121, Cleveland 84 Chicago 83, Detroit 71 Houston 98, Memphis 89 Boston 100, Minnesota 79 Dallas 100, Orlando 98 Sacramento 104, Utah 103 New Jersey 102, Golden State 100 L.A. Clippers 98, Portland 97 Saturday’s Games L.A. Lakers 88, New Orleans 85 Charlotte at Detroit, late Cleveland at New York, late Atlanta at Philadelphia, late Indiana at San Antonio, late Memphis at Milwaukee, late New Jersey at Sacramento, late Utah at L.A. Clippers, late Today’s Games Chicago at Oklahoma City, 10 a.m. Miami at Boston, 12:30 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 3 p.m. Denver at Orlando, 3 p.m. Indiana at Houston, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Portland, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 6:30 p.m.
College Basketball NCAA Tournament EAST REGIONAL Second Round Pittsburgh Kansas State 70, Southern Mississippi 64 Syracuse 72, UNC Asheville 65 Gonzaga 77, West Virginia 54 Ohio State 78, Loyola (Md.) 59 At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin 73, Montana 49 Vanderbilt 79, Harvard 70 Friday, March 16 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Cincinnati 65, Texas 59 Florida State 66, St. Bonaventure 63 Third Round Pittsburgh Syracuse 75, Kansas State 59 Ohio State 73, Gonzaga 66 At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Wisconsin 60, Vanderbilt 57 Sunday, March 18 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Cincinnati 62, Florida State 56 Regional Semifinals Boston Thursday, March 22 Syracuse 64, Wisconsin 63 Ohio State 81, Cincinnati 66 Regional Championship Saturday, March 24 Ohio State 77, Syracuse 70 SOUTH REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 15 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Kentucky 81, Western Kentucky 66 Iowa State 77, UConn 64 At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor 68, South Dakota State 60 Colorado 68, UNLV 64 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. VCU 62, Wichita State 59 Indiana 79, New Mexico State 66 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Lehigh 75, Duke 70 Xavier 67, Notre Dame 63 Third Round At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Kentucky 87, Iowa State 71
At The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Baylor 80, Colorado 63 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Indiana 63 VCU 61 Sunday, March 18 At Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Xavier 70, Lehigh 58 Regional Semifinals At The Georgia Dome Atlanta Friday, March 23 Baylor 75, Xavier 70 Kentucky 102, Indiana 90 Regional Championship Sunday, March 25 Kentucky 82, Baylor 70 MIDWEST REGIONAL Second Round Friday, March 16 Greensboro, N.C. Creighton 58, Alabama 57 North Carolina 77, Vermont 58 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio N.C. State 79, San Diego State 65 Georgetown 74, Belmont 59 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Ohio 65, Michigan 60 South Florida 58, Temple 44 At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Purdue 72, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 69 Kansas 65, Detroit 50 Third Round Sunday, March 18 Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina 87, Creighton 73 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio N.C. State 66, Georgetown 63 At Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Ohio 62, South Florida 56 At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Kansas 63, Purdue 60 Regional Semifinals At Edward Jones Dome St. Louis Friday, March 23 North Carolina 73, Ohio 65, OT Kansas 60, N.C. State 57 Regional Championship Sunday, March 25 Kansas 80, North Carolina 67 WEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 15 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Murray State 58, Colorado State 41 Marquette 88, BYU 68 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Louisville 69, Davidson 62 New Mexico 75, Long Beach State 68 Friday, March 16 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Saint Louis 61, Memphis 54 Michigan State 89, LIU 67 At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Florida 71, Virginia 45 Norfolk State 86, Missouri 84 Third Round Saturday, March 17 At The KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Marquette 62, Murray State 53 At The Rose Garden Portland, Ore. Louisville 59, New Mexico 56 Sunday, March 18 At Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Michigan State 65, Saint Louis 61
SPORTS ON TV
Today 9:30 a.m. (5) KING Hockey NHL, Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins. Site: Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, Pa. (Live) 9:30 a.m. (13) KCPQ Auto Racing NASCAR, Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500, Sprint Cup Series, Site: Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, Va. (Live) 10 a.m. (4) KOMO (6) CHEK Basketball NBA, Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Site: Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City, Okla. (Live) 10 a.m. (7) KIRO Tennis WTA, Sony Ericsson Open, Final, Site: Crandon Park Tennis Center - Key Biscayne, Fla. (Live) 10 a.m. (47) GOLF PGA, Houston Open, Final Round, Site: Redstone Golf Club Houston, Texas (Live) Noon (5) KING Golf PGA, Houston Open, Final Round, Site: Redstone Golf Club - Houston, Texas (Live) 12:30 p.m. (4) KOMO (6) CHEK Basketball NBA, Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics, Site: TD Garden - Boston (Live) 12:30 p.m. (8) GBLBC Golf PGA, Houston Open, Final Round, Site: Redstone Golf Club - Houston, Texas (Live) 1 p.m. (25) ROOT Baseball MLB, Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners, Spring Training - Peoria, Ariz. (Live) 1:30 p.m. (47) GOLF LPGA, Kraft Nabisco Championship, Final Round, Site: Mission Hills Country Club Rancho Mirage, Calif. (Live) 3:30 p.m. (26) ESPN Basketball NCAA, Connecticut vs. Notre Dame, Division I Tournament, Women’s Final Four Semifinal, Site: Pepsi Center - Denver, Colo. (Live) 5:30 p.m. (26) ESPN Basketball NCAA, Stanford vs. Baylor, Division I Tournament, Women’s Final Four Semifinal, Site: Pepsi Center - Denver, Colo. (Live)
At CenturyLink Center Omaha, Neb. Florida 84, Norfolk State 50 Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 22 At US Airways Center Phoenix Louisville 57, Michigan State 44 Florida 68, Marquette 58 Regional Championship Saturday, March 24 Louisville 72, Florida 68 FINAL FOUR At The Superdome New Orleans National Semifinals Saturday, March 31 Kentucky (36-2) vs. Louisville (30-9), late Ohio State (31-7) vs. Kansas (31-6), late National Championship Monday, April 2 Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.
Hockey NHL Standings WESTERN CONFERENCE Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Los Angeles 78 39 27 12 90 182 166 Dallas 78 42 31 5 89 207 209 Phoenix 78 38 27 13 89 202 202 San Jose 78 39 29 10 88 211 201 Anaheim 77 33 33 11 77 194 213 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Vancouver 78 48 21 9 105 236 189 Colorado 80 41 33 6 88 205 209 Calgary 79 35 29 15 85 192 219 Minnesota 77 32 35 10 74 164 212 Edmonton 78 31 38 9 71 208 230 Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-St. Louis 78 48 20 10 106 202 151 x-Nashville 78 45 25 8 98 223 203 x-Detroit 78 46 27 5 97 240 195 Chicago 78 43 26 9 95 235 225 Columbus 78 26 45 7 59 185 253 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-N.Y. Rangers78 50 21 7 107 217 173 x-Pittsburgh 78 48 24 6 102 264 208 x-Philadelphia 78 45 24 9 99 251 218 New Jersey 78 44 28 6 94 214 205 N.Y. Islanders 78 33 34 11 77 193 236 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-Boston 78 46 28 4 96 257 192 Ottawa 78 40 28 10 90 240 230 Buffalo 78 38 30 10 86 205 215 Toronto 78 33 36 9 75 218 249 Montreal 78 29 35 14 72 200 218 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 78 37 25 16 90 192 215 Washington 78 39 31 8 86 209 221 Winnipeg 78 36 34 8 80 211 230 Carolina 78 31 31 16 78 208 232 Tampa Bay 77 35 35 7 77 220 266 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012
Social media changing resort snow reports THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DENVER â€” The era of social media is bringing more transparency to ski resortsâ€™ daily snow reports, with skiers and riders using smartphone apps, websites, tweets and video to spread the word in real time, particularly if traditional reports are off. And the industry itself has been quick to embrace social media to get the word out â€” especially skier raves that attract more customers when fresh powder blankets a mountain. One day in late February, Vail reported it had received a foot of snow on its renowned slopes. It didnâ€™t take long for early skiers to question it via Twitter and Facebook, and Vail retracted its report via Facebook â€” a first for ski industry observers. Vail explained that a ski patrol did find a foot of fresh snow against a measuring stake, but that winds had left anywhere from that foot to 2 inches elsewhere across the expansive resort. It also posted a YouTube video
showing good powder runs that day on the mountain. â€œWeâ€™re not trying to inflate the figures. We want to be as transparent as we can be,â€? said Vail Mountain spokeswoman Liz Biebl.
Real-time reports The real-time revision prompted Denver architect Scott Parker to cancel his Vail plans that day. â€œThese reports are too close together to vary as much as two feet like they have this year,â€? said Parker, who relies on social media reports rather than traditional reports from Colorado resorts themselves. Still, with the season in North America now winding down, it highlighted the complexity of snow reporting under the best of circumstances. Traditionally, ski resorts measure snowfall by using yardsticks or posting National Weather Service reports that sometimes are based miles away. Even local reports can vary widely.
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Ron Brumbelow of Quilcene (front) and Russ Elliott of Port Angeles leave the starting line Saturday morning during the West End Thunder car drag races in Forks. It was another good turnout of race cars under sunny skies.
Davis, Haith win AP player, coach awards THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW ORLEANS â€” Anthony Davis was busier than any of the other players in the Final Four. The Kentucky freshman had to make the circuit of Player of the Year presentations Friday, not that he was complaining. â€œThere were a lot of awards yesterday and today,â€? Davis said with a big smile. â€œItâ€™s a great feeling, especially as a freshman. Iâ€™ve been working hard and now itâ€™s rewarding.â€? Davis became the first Kentucky player and second freshman to be selected The Associated Pressâ€™ Player of the Year. He picked up his latest trophy, along with Coach of
the Year Frank Haith of Missouri. It was Davisâ€™ second ceremony of the day, and he had to make a quick exit to get to practice, part of the preparations for the national semifinal matchup against Louisville on Saturday. â€œThis is great to be here and hopefully we can win the national championship and accomplish our goal,â€? he said. â€œEven if we come up short we still had a great season.â€? The 6-foot-10 Davis sure did. He averaged 14.3 points â€” on a team with six double-figure scorers â€” 10.0 rebounds and 4.6 blocks while shooting 64.2 percent
from the field. His block total is a school record and third-best ever for a freshman. He was the Southeastern Conferenceâ€™s Player, Freshman and Defensive Player of the Year. â€œMy expectations were nothing like this; I wasnâ€™t planning on any awards,â€? he said of how he approached his first â€” and what many project will be his only â€” season in college basketball. â€œI have to thank my teammates for those lob passes for easy baskets and for them getting beat off the dribble for all those blocked shots. Without them there are no awards.â€? No Kentucky player had won the award which
started in 1961, and the only other freshman to win it was Kevin Durant of Texas in 2007. â€œIâ€™m surprised because youâ€™ve had a lot of great players from Kentucky,â€? Davis said. â€œHopefully Iâ€™m starting something, and a lot of Kentucky players will win this award.â€? Davis received 43 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Balloting was done before the NCAA tournament. Thomas Robinson of Kansas was second with 20 votes, and Draymond Green THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of Michigan State received Kentucky forward Anthony Davis warms up the other two votes. Jimmer Fredette of BYU during a practice session for the NCAA Final won the award last season. Four basketball tournament.
Outdoors: Clam digs are set CONTINUED FROM B1 ging. â€œWe are pleased to be In addition, Kalaloch able to provide this opporBeach inside Olympic tunity for park visitors from National Park will open for both near and far,â€? said digging April 7-9 for the Olympic National Park Acting Superintendent Todd first time this season. The beach has been Suess. â€œSpring is a great time to closed to digging since October due to a low abundance visit the parkâ€™s beaches, of clams, but park officials whether youâ€™re clamming or say the razor clam popula- simply enjoying the shoretion is robust enough to line and scenic beauty.â€? Morning low tides and sustain three days of dig-
beach openings for the upcoming dig are: â– April 7, Saturday (7:36 a.m., -1.2 ft.): Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch â– April 8, Sunday (8:23 a.m., -1.5 ft.): Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch â– April 9, Monday (9:11 a.m., -1.5 ft.): Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Kalaloch Aryes cautions diggers
Pads sign Luebke through 2015 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
to observe the boundary between Mocrocks Beach and Copalis Beach on days when the latter is closed to digging. Copalis Beach lies south of the Copalis River and includes Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and Copalis. Mocrocks Beach lies north of the Copalis River and includes Iron Springs, Roosevelt Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach and Moclips.
PEORIA, Ariz. â€” The San Diego Padres signed pitcher Cory Luebke to a four-year contract worth $12 million on Friday night. Luebke was 6-10 with a 3.29 ERA in 46 games (17 starts) as a rookie last season. The deal has team options for 2016 and 2017 that could make the con-
tract worth $27.75 million. Luebkeâ€™s 2016 option is worth $7.5 million with a $1.75 million buyout. The 27-year-old could earn $10 million if the team exercises its 2017 option, which includes a $250,000 buyout. â€œCoryâ€™s been a little bit of a late bloomer,â€? General manager Josh Byrnes said. â€œHeâ€™s a guy who seems to be getting better and better.â€?
Preps: Sequim holds off PT CONTINUED FROM B1
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