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A planned upgrade of the Elwha Water Treatment Plant 2.8 miles from the riverâ€™s mouth has led to a delay in the demolition of Glines Canyon Dam about 7 miles farther upriver.
Dam razing gives way to water plant upgrade dam will resume March 31, with full removal expected later this year, months ahead of schedule. A National Park Service contractor and plant operator, Veolia Water, will make improvements to the intake system at the Elwha Water Treatment Plant 2.8 miles from the river mouth.
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PORT ANGELES â€” Demolition of Glines Canyon Dam has been put on hold for an additional two months to give crews time to upgrade an industrial water-treatment plant on the lower Elwha River, Olympic National Park officials said. Removal of whatâ€™s left of the
Screens, pumps clogged Fish screens and pumps at the industrial water plant were clogged with organic material and sediment after heavy rains inundated the river last fall. The Park Service plans to award a contract for the modifi-
cations within days, and work is expected to begin early this month, park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said. The plant provides initial water treatment for the cityâ€™s industrial water supply, the Nippon Paper Industries USA Inc. mill, the state Department of Fish and Wildlifeâ€™s fish-rearing channel and the Lower Elwha Klallam tribeâ€™s new fish hatchery. The cityâ€™s municipal water comes from a nearby well and was not affected by the rush of leaves, twigs, branches and sediment. TURN
Bracelet put in mailbox; heâ€™s at large BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ
Booking photos PORT ANGELES â€” A con- show Phillip Curtis Shelly with and without a beard. victed sex offender living in Port PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Angeles still had an active warrant out for his arrest Saturday, after cutting off his GPS-monitoring ankle bracelet the day before and dropping it in a Port Angeles mailbox, state Department of Corrections officials said. Phillip Curtis Shelly, convicted of first-degree rape of a child in 1998 and released from prison in 2009, cut off his tracking bracelet at about 6:50 a.m. Friday, according to an email alert sent out by the Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Office. The state Department of Corrections was working with area law enforcement to find Shelly on Saturday, said Chad Lewis, spokesman. Lorraine Shore, Community Policing Services coordinator for the Sheriffâ€™s Office, said the office received notice of a warrant for Shellyâ€™s arrest from Gerald Brown, a state Department of Corrections community correc-
tions officer based in Port Angeles. Brown, who previously was assigned to Shelly, sent notice of the warrant to all local law enforcement agencies Friday morning when he came into his Armory Square office and saw a computer alert saying Shellyâ€™s bracelet had been removed.
Offender registry Shelly, 52, is white, has brown hair and hazel eyes, stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds now, authorities said, although he was listed as weighing 165 pounds on the sex offender registry. Shelly has been known to hitchhike in the past, according to the Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Office, which said Friday he could be on his way to Graham in Pierce County. TURN
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Cruise ship line adds 13th PA visit BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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PORT ANGELES â€” A 13th cruise has been added to American Cruise Lineâ€™s itinerary of full-day, overnight stops that begin April 29 in Port Angeles and Port Townsend. The Connecticut-based company last week announced the addition of the extra layover while cruise line representatives and North Olympic Peninsula tourism and city officials firmed up plans for the 100-passenger American Spirit to visit the North Olympic Peninsula. The cruises in April, May, September and October will begin in Seattle and make subsequent stops in Anacortes, Friday Harbor, Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Poulsbo before returning to Seattle. â€œWeâ€™ve got quite a bit of demand for the cruise, so they decided to add one more,â€? company spokeswoman Britt Rabinovici said last week. The 200-foot American Spirit will dock at City Pier in downtown Port Angeles at 9:30 a.m. on 13 mostly consecutive Mondays: April 29 and May 6, 13, 20 and 27; Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30; and Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. During each weekly cruise, the ship will stay in Port Angeles all day Tuesday and leave for Port Townsend at noon Wednesday. TURN
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Angelou fetes black history with guests IN THE MIDST of talking black history with Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys, Maya Angelou breaks out singing a hymn a cappella. The acclaimed poet and author wants to show Keys, a New Yorker, what “lining Angelou out,” calland-response singing that is popular in black churches down South, sounds like. That teaching moment is one of many during Angelou’s third annual Black History Month program, “Telling Our Stories,” airing on more than 175 public radio stations nationwide throughout February. Angelou said she is obligated to share her knowledge and experience with younger people like Keys, in a way that is not “preaching” but gives context to the “human truth.”
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An actress portrays Jamie Czerniawski, a New Jersey woman accused of stabbing her husband in 2009, during a re-enactment for an episode of the true-crime series “Wives with Knives.” The Investigation Discovery (ID) channel will broadcast episodes of the program for those looking for an alternative to the Super Bowl today. Angelou said she is sharing black history in “a way that you get it and don’t even know you got it,” with songs, poems, jokes and short stories woven throughout interviews with five guests, including Keys, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, singer and
actress Jennifer Hudson, diplomat Kofi Annan and actress and playwright Regina Taylor. Angelou added, “She teaches the young people: Keep on going, continue and continue with some pizazz, some laughter and some style.”
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EDWARD I. KOCH, 88, the master showman of City Hall who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams, died Friday. Mr. Koch’s spokesman, George Arzt, said he died of congestive heart failure at 2 a.m. at Mr. Koch New Yorkin 1977 Presbyterian/Columbia hospital. The former mayor had experienced coronary and other medical problems since leaving office in 1989. But he had been in relatively good health despite — or perhaps because of — his whirlwind life as a television judge, radio talkshow host, author, law partner, newspaper columnist, movie reviewer, professor, commercial pitchman and political gadfly. Ebullient, flitting from broadcast studios to luncheon meetings and speaking engagements, popping up at show openings and news conferences, wherever the microphones were live and the cameras rolling, Mr. Koch, in his life after politics, seemed for all the world like the old campaigner, running flat out.
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Only his bouts of illness slowed Mr. Koch, most recently forcing him to miss the premiere Tuesday of “Koch,” a documentary biographical film that opened Friday in theaters nationwide. His political odyssey took him from independent-minded liberal to pragmatic conservative, from street-corner hustings with a little band of reform Democrats in Greenwich Village to the pinnacle of power as the city’s 105th mayor from Jan. 1, 1978, to Dec. 31, 1989. Along the way, he put an end to the career of the Tammany boss Carmine G. De Sapio and served two years as a councilman and nine more in Congress representing, with distinction, the East Side of Manhattan. With his trademark — “How’m I doin’?” — Mr. Koch stood at subway entrances on countless mornings wringing the hands and votes of constit-
uents, who elected him 21 times in 26 years.
_________ ANDRE CASSAGNES, 86, the inventor of the Etch A Sketch, the famous red toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France. The Ohio Art Co., based in Bryan in northwest Ohio, said he died Jan. 16 in a Paris suburb. The cause wasn’t disclosed Saturday. The Toy Industry Association said Mr. Cassagnes came upon the Etch A Sketch idea in the late 1950s. He peeled a translucent decal from a light switchplate and found pencil mark images transferred to the opposite face. The toy, with its gray screen and red frame, has two knobs that are twisted to create drawings. A shake erases the image.
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Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS SUNDAY, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2013. There are 331 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Feb. 3, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, was ratified. On this date: ■ In 1783, Spain formally recognized American independence. ■ In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens held a shipboard peace conference off the Virginia coast; the talks deadlocked over the issue of Southern autonomy. ■ In 1943, during World War II, the U.S. transport ship Dorchester,
which was carrying troops to Greenland, sank after being hit by a German torpedo; of the more than 900 men aboard, only about 230 survived. ■ In 1953, the Batepa Massacre took place in Sao Tome as Portuguese troops killed some 1,000 striking plantation workers. ■ In 1959, rock ’n’ roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. ■ In 1966, the Soviet probe Luna 9 became the first manmade object to make a soft landing on the moon. ■ In 1971, New York City Police Officer Frank Serpico, who had
charged there was widespread corruption in the NYPD, was shot and seriously wounded during a drug bust in Brooklyn. ■ In 1998, Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, 38, for the pickax killings of two people in 1983; she was the first woman executed in the United States since 1984. ■ Ten years ago: Legendary record producer Phil Spector was arrested in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson at his mansion in Alhambra, Calif. Spector’s first trial ended in a jury deadlock; he was convicted of second-degree murder in a retrial and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison. ■ Five years ago: The New York Giants scored a late touchdown
to win Super Bowl XLII, 17-14, ending the New England Patriots’ run at a perfect season. ■ One year ago: Susan G. Komen for the Cure abandoned plans to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, following a three-day furor that resounded across the Internet, in Congress and among Komen affiliates. Federal prosecutors dropped their investigation of Lance Armstrong, ending a nearly two-year effort aimed at determining whether the seven-time Tour de France winner and his teammates had participated in a doping program. Last month, Armstrong publicly admitted taking performanceenhancing drugs.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Ala. standoff in its fifth day; boy, 5, captive MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — Authorities said Saturday that they still have an open line of communication with a man accused of abducting a 5-yearold boy and holding him hostage in a bunker, and they thanked the suspect for taking care of the child as the standoff marked its fifth day. Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said in a briefing with reporters that Jimmy Lee Dykes has told them he has blankets and Dykes an electric heater in the bunker. Olson said Dykes has allowed authorities to deliver coloring books, medication and toys for the boy. Authorities say Dykes shot a school bus driver Tuesday and took the boy to the homemade bunker on his property. FBI spokesman Jason Pack said Saturday that officials were working to establish a command center near the bunker.
More hackings SAN FRANCISCO — Socialmedia giant Twitter is among the latest U.S. companies to acknowledge that it is among a
growing list of victims of Internet security attacks, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users. And The Washington Post is joining the chorus, saying that it discovered that it was the target of a sophisticated cyberattack in 2011. Twitter said in a blog post Friday it detected attempts to gain access to its user data earlier in the week. It shut down one attack moments after it was detected. The online attack comes on the heels of recent hacks into the computer systems of U.S. media and technology companies, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Today’s news guests WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for today’s TV news shows: ■ ABC’s “This Week” — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Michelle Rhee, former public schools chancellor of the District of Columbia. ■ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. ■ CBS’s “Face the Nation” — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. ■ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Panetta; Dempsey; Melody Barnes, former chief domestic policy adviser to President Barack Obama; former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis; former Sen. George Allen, R-Va. ■ “Fox News Sunday” — Wayne LaPierre, CEO and senior vice president of the National Rifle Association; Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.
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Briefly: World U.S.-Iran talks possible, Biden tells conferees MUNICH — The United States is prepared to hold direct talks with Iran in the standoff over its nuclear ambitions, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday. But he insisted that Tehran must show it is serious, and Washington won’t engage in such talks “just for the exercise.” Last month Biden Iran, in a defiant move ahead of a new round of talks expected soon with the U.N. Security Council plus Germany, announced plans to vastly increase its pace of uranium enrichment. That can be used to make both reactor fuel and the fissile core of warheads. Biden told an international security conference Saturday that “there is still time, there is still space for diplomacy backed by pressure to succeed.” He did not specify any time frame.
N.Y. woman dead ISTANBUL — A New York City woman who went missing while vacationing alone in Istanbul was found dead Saturday, and police detained nine
people for questioning in connection with her case, Turkey’s state-run news agency said. Sarai Sierra, a 33-year-old mother of two, was last heard from Jan. 21, the day she was due to board her flight back home. The Anadolu Agency said the body of a woman was discovered Saturday evening near the remnants of ancient city walls and that police later identified it as Sierra’s. The agency did not say what caused her death.
Bomber’s prison record ANKARA, Turkey — The suicide bomber who struck the U.S. Embassy in Ankara spent several years in prison on terrorism charges but was released on probation after being diagnosed with a hunger strikerelated brain disorder, officials said Saturday. The bomber, identified as 40-year-old leftist militant Ecevit Sanli, killed himself and a Turkish security guard Friday, in what U.S. officials said was a terrorist attack. Sanli was armed with enough TNT to blow up a twostory building and also detonated a hand grenade, officials said. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that police believe the bomber was connected his nation’s outlawed leftist militant group Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP-C. The Associated Press
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President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., last August. This photo was released by the White House on Saturday.
Obama takes his best shot TWO DAYS BEFORE President Barack Obama’s first trip outside Washington, D.C., to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried to settle a brewing mystery when it released a photo to back his claim to be a skeet shooter. Obama had set inquiring minds spinning when, in an interview with The New Republic magazine, he answered “yes” when asked if he had ever fired a gun. The admission came as a surprise to many. “Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” Obama said in the interview released last weekend, referring to the official presidential retreat in rural Maryland, which he last visited in October while campaigning for re-election. Asked whether the entire family participates, the president said: “Not the girls, but
oftentimes guests of mine go up there.” The official White House photo released Saturday is dated Aug. 4, 2012. The caption said Obama was shooting clay targets on the range at Camp David. In Minneapolis on Monday, Obama plans to make remarks as well as discuss his proposals with local and law enforcement officials during a stop at the Police Department’s special operations center. He’s also expected to visit with community members to hear about their experiences with gun violence, the White House said. Obama announced his proposals in mid-January, about a month after the Dec. 14 shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The Associated Press
22 military vets kill selves daily, VA says Study data could lead to better care
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WASHINGTON — Every day, about 22 military veterans in the United States kill themselves, a rate that is about 20 percent higher than the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2007 estimate, according to a two-year study by a VA researcher. The VA study says more than two-thirds of the veterans who commit suicide are 50 or older, suggesting that the increase in veterans’ suicides is not primarily driven by those returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “There is a perception that we have a veterans’ suicide epidemic on our hands. I don’t think that is true,” said Robert Bossarte, an epidemiologist with the VA who did the study. “The rate is going up in the country, and veterans are a part of it.” The number of suicides overall in the United States increased by nearly 11 percent between 2007 and 2010, the study says. As a result, the percentage of veterans who die by suicide has decreased slightly since 1999, even though the total number of veterans who kill themselves has gone up, the study says. The study released Friday by the Department of Veterans Affairs covered suicides from 1999 to 2010 and compared with a pre-
vious, less-precise VA estimate that there were roughly 18 veteran deaths a day in the United States. “This data provide a fuller, more accurate and, sadly, an even more alarming picture of veteran suicide rates,” said Washington U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Bothell, who has championed legislation to strengthen mental health care for veterans. VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said his agency would continue to strengthen suicide-prevention efforts. “The mental health and wellbeing of our courageous men and women who have served the nation is the highest priority for VA, and even one suicide is one too many,” he said in a statement. The study follows long-standing criticism that the agency has moved far too slowly even to figure out how many veterans kill themselves.
“If the VA wants to get its arms around this problem, why does it have such a small number of people working on it?” asked retired Col. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, a former Army psychiatrist. Bossarte said much work remains to be done to understand the data, especially concerning the suicide risk among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. They constitute a minority of an overall veteran population that skews older, but recent studies have suggested that those who served in recent conflicts are more likely to commit suicide than their non-veteran peers. To calculate the veterans’ suicide rate, Bossarte and his sole assistant spent more than two years, starting in October 2010, cajoling state governments to turn over death certificates for the more than 400,000 Americans who have killed themselves since 1999.
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West: Californians watch power plant’s implosion
Nation: Nebraska’s No. 2 resigns over disclosures
Nation: Pennsylvania’s top groundhog sees no shadow
World: French president hailed in visit to Timbuktu
IN A MATTER OF minutes, a hulking power plant that loomed over San Diego Bay since the late 1950s was demolished Saturday to make way for a city park. The implosion — which was months in the planning — turned the structure into a heap of concrete and twisted steel. The South Bay Power Plant in Chula Vista, decommissioned since 2010, collapsed just after 7 a.m. after 200 pounds of charges ignited 300 pounds of dynamite strategically embedded in steel beams. The former San Diego Gas & Electric Co. plant is owned by the Port of San Diego.
NEBRASKA LT. GOV. Rick Sheehy resigned Saturday after “breaking the public trust,” Gov. Dave Heineman said. Heineman said the resignation followed disclosures made in a public records request but declined to discuss what those disclosures were. Sheehy resigned after questions were raised about improper cellphone calls to four women, none of whom were his wife, during the past four years. The story was first reported by the Omaha World-Herald World-Herald.. Records released Saturday show Sheehy made thousands of late-night phone calls to the women on his stateissued cellphone.
AN END TO winter’s bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog. Following a recent stretch of weather that’s included temperatures well below freezing as well as record warmth, tornadoes in the South and Midwest, and torrential rains in the midAtlantic, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair Saturday in front of thousands but didn’t see his shadow. Legend has it that if the furry rodent sees his shadow Feb. 2 on Gobbler’s Knob in west-central Pennsylvania, winter will last six more weeks. But if he doesn’t see his shadow, spring will come early.
FRENCH PRESIDENT FRANCOIS Hollande bathed in the cheers and accolades of the thousands of people of the embattled city of Timbuktu, Mali, on Saturday, making a triumphant stop six days after French forces parachuted into the fabled city to liberate it from the radical Islamists occupying it. His arrival comes three weeks after France unilaterally launched a military intervention to stem the advance of alQaida-linked fighters in the African nation. Thousands of people stood elbowto-elbow in downtown Timbuktu hoisting the homemade French flags they had prepared for Hollande’s arrival.
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Now is the time to nominate your local hero. We are looking for people who make a difference in Clallam County, individuals who have made our communities a better place. Soroptimist International of Port Angeles-Noon Club and the Peninsula Daily News invite nominations for the 2013 Clallam County Community Service Award. The award recognizes the dedication, sacrifice and accomplishments of local people who do extraordinary things for their neighbors, their community or the environment. This is the 34th year for the award, begun by the PDN and now co-sponsored by the Soroptimist noon club. Past recipients of the Community Service Award have organized community efforts to clean up waterways, served as literacy tutors, raised money for the disabled, protected animals, organized food programs for the hungry, aided crime victims and their families, founded a cancer survivor support group, built a playground for special-needs children and were instrumental in the creation of teen activity centers. The award recipients merit both honor and imitation, said John Brewer, PDN publisher and editor. “They are role models for all of us, not only because
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How to nominate ■ Nominations should be made using the accompanying coupon and must be returned to the PDN by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4. ■ A letter describing the merits and accomplishments of the person being nominated should be submitted with the coupon. ■ If possible, the nomination should include supporting documents, such as copies (not originals) of other awards, newspaper articles or letters of support. ■ Anyone who lives in Clallam County can be nominated. Recipients of the Community Service Award in the past are not eligible for a 2013 award. But those previously nominated but not selected for a Community Service Award are eligible for renomination. A panel of judges will review the nominations and select one to seven people to receive a Community Service Award at an evening reception in Port Angeles in late April. Questions? Please phone Brewer at 360-417-3500. Or email him
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2012 honorees Last year, judges selected seven recipients from 23 nominations made by individuals, clubs, churches, businesses and other organizations. Receiving the 2012 award were: ■ Anna Barrigan, a retired community pharmacist and job counselor who has devoted energy and hard work to the Salvation Army, Project Homeless Connect, Shelter Providers, Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics and many other groups. ■ Cheri Fleck, whose vision, drive and leadership helped create Sarge’s Place in Forks, a center for returning and homeless veterans and their families. ■ John Halberg, enthusiastic co-founder and inventive leader of the North Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association for youths and adults. He also was cited for longtime volunteer work. ■ Dan Huff, volunteer firefighter/EMT for Clallam County Fire District No. 2 for 35 years and captain of Station 21 (Gales Addition, just east of Port Angeles), with a long resume of other community activities. ■ Jim and Robbie Mantooth, selfless, gracious and unwavering protectors of local streams and forests through the North Olympic Land Trust and their own personally funded projects. ■ Charles “Moose” Parker, who has donated thousands of hours as a
coach to young athletes in Clallam Bay and Neah Bay. His nomination letter came with a petition 19 pages long signed by parents, teachers, fellow coaches and community members. Other past Community Service Award honorees: ■ 2011 — Ron Allen, Jaye Moore, Dewey Ehling, Colleeen and Ray Divacky, Alan Barnard and Stephen Rosales. ■ 2010 — Sue Nattinger and Coleman Byrnes (joint recipients), Dan Wilder Sr., Roger Wheeler, Susan Hillgren, Don Stoneman and Joe Borden. ■ 2009 — Mikki Saunders, Kathryn Schreiner, Jim Lunt, Chuck Hatten and Tom Schaafsma. ■ 2008 — Harold Baar,
Jacqueline Russell, Colleen Robinson, Virginia and Welden Clark of Sequim, Doc Reiss and Barbara Ann Townsend. ■ 2007 — Jim Pickett, Lambert “Bal” Balducci and Kathleen Balducci, Dick and Marie Goin, and Orville Campbell. ■ 2006 — Steve Zenovic, Eleanor Tschimperle, Bryce Fish, John and Sue Miles, and Steve Methner. ■ 2005 — Rose Crumb; the Rev. Charles “Charlie” Mays; Liz Zenonian-Waud; the Rev. Mel Wilson and his wife, Kathy; and Gary Colley. ■ 2004 — John and Lelah Singhose, June Robinson, Roger Oakes and Cheryl Bauman. ■ 2003 — Cody Sandell, John and Anne-Marie Sum-
mers, Edward Hopfner and Patty Hannah. ■ 2002 — Denise Brennan, John Pope, John Reed and Cynthia Martin. ■ 2001-2000 — Phil and Deborah Morgan-Ellis, Sharon Fox, Kristin Prater Glenn, Cal Mogck and Manuela Velasquez. ■ 1999 — Bill Fatherson, Dorothy Skerbeck and S. Brooke Taylor. ■ 1998 — George Woodriff, Earl Gilson, Stuart Smith and Tom McCabe. ■ 1996-1997 — Dave Robinson, Dennis Duncan, Jo Davies, Art Judd and Alberta Thompson. ■ 1995 — Mac Ruddell, Bonnie and Larry Hurd, Joyce McDaniel, Pat Soderlind and Harry Jackson. ■ 1994 — Steve Tharinger, Cindy Souders, Ray Gruver and Betty and Frank Wilkerson. ■ 1993 — Jessica Schreiber, Jim Jones, Betty Soderlind and Al Charles Jr. ■ 1992 — Helen Dawley, Lew Bartholmew, Chuck Maiden and Arlene Engel. ■ 1991 — Ginger Haberman, Tom Santos, Adabelle Square, Bob and Lois Blake, and Lucile Levien. From 1980 to 1990, one Clallam County Citizen of the Year was named. Recipients were Gay Knutson, 1990; Joe Hawe, 1989; Sue Shane, 1988; Eloise Kailin, 1987; Maureen Williams, 1986; Leonard Beil, 1985; Barbara Kelso, 1984; Dorothy Hegg, 1983; Phyllis Hopfner, 1982; John Brady, 1981; and Art Feiro, 1980.
Briefly . . . Clallam, PA mull utility easement Ex-hospital PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
The three Clallam County commissioners will consider a perpetual easement with the city of Port Angeles to relocate utilities at the county maintenance shop off Lauridsen Boulevard when they meet Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ boardroom (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Also on the agenda: ■ An agreement with 4 Directions Counseling & Consulting LLC for provision of chemical dependency treatment services to unfunded adult clients.
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■ An agreement with First Step Family Support Center for the Parents as Teachers program. ■ A contract amendment with First Step Family Support Center reducing the term of the Parents as Teachers program from two years to 18 months. ■ A contract amendment with Tyler Technologies Inc. to purchase cashiering software. ■ An agreement with Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson for legal services. ■ A bid award to Lakeside Industries Inc. for 2013 hot-mix asphalt requirements. ■ A request for proposals due Feb. 26 for a homeowner behavioral survey focused on septic systems. ■ A resolution canceling uncollectible personal property taxes. Commissioners will meet in the same boardroom at 9 a.m. Monday for their weekly work session to discuss three action items and to hear a treasurer’s report on property tax refunds made in 2012. An executive session will be held at 10 a.m. Monday
agenda, to authorize the city manager to sign an electric utility easement for service to the new Border Patrol facility in Port Angeles. for discussion on threat■ Brief updates of variened litigation. ous city construction contracts.
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The Port Angeles City Council will hear a presentation of the city’s 2013 work plan, which provides a brief overview of the city’s projects and activities, when it meets Tuesday. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St. The council also will open and close a public hearing on a street vacation petition — which petitioners have requested be withdrawn — at 6:30 p.m. The petition was to vacate an unnamed alley south of Park Avenue between Oak Street and Valley Creek. Other agenda items include: ■ A vote, as part of the City Council's consent
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Olympic Medical Center commissioners will consider a resolution supporting the Sequim School District maintenance and operations and transportation levy Wednesday. The meeting will begin at a new time — 12:30 p.m. — in Linkletter Hall in the lower conference area of the hospital at 939 E. Caroline St., Port Angeles. Meetings the first Wednesday of the month have been moved to 12:30 p.m. Meetings the third Wednesday of the month will continue to be held at 6 p.m. Other agenda items for this week’s meeting include: ■ A legislative advocacy update from a representative of the Washington State Hospital Association. ■ A presentation on the Epic electronic health records budgeted capital costs and data conversion plans. ■ A tele-pharmacy agreement. ■ Sleep software for OMC’s sleep lab. ■ An administrative investment policy. ■ Amendments to retirement plans.
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property in Forks when they hold their business meeting Monday in Forks instead of the usual location, Port Angeles. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at JT’s Sweet Stuffs, 80 N. Forks Ave. The commissioners will hold an executive session to consider the selection of a site or acquisition of real estate and conduct a site visit of up to one hour. The property that may be purchased is a parcel between 6 and 7 acres located in Forks’ industrial park that initially would store utility poles. It also would allow for future expansion for a possible new PUD shop or warehouse. The meeting will include a site visit of the district’s existing warehouse facilities. Agenda items also include consideration of a professional service agreement with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants for the Bluffs Well replacement project. PUD commissioners will hold another executive session Tuesday to discuss potential litigation. The executive session is at 10 a.m. at the port’s administrative office building at 338 W. First St. in Port Angeles.
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County Planning Commission The Clallam County Planning Commission meeting for Wednesday has been canceled. The commission will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Clallam County Courthouse.
CEO wins $350,000 WENATCHEE — The former CEO of Lake Chelan Community Hospital has won $350,000 in arbitration over a defamation lawsuit. The Wenatchee World reported that an arbitration ruling has ended the legal battle over the hospital’s decision to fire David Bernier fewer than two years after he was hired. A strongly worded termination letter said Bernier was fired because of dishonesty and fraud. Bernier claims he was fired because he is gay and called the board’s action a hate crime. The arbitration ruling does not detail how Bernier was defamed. It also says the former CEO owes the hospital some money for moving expenses, a housing allowance and other personal reimbursement.
Ruling review SEATTLE — The King County prosecutor said he’ll seek an emergency state appeals court review of a Superior Court judge’s ruling that prosecutors can’t seek the death penalty against two people accused of killing six members of a Carnation family in 2007. The Seattle Times reported that Prosecutor Dan Satterberg characterized the judge’s Thursday ruling as “simply wrong.” Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell ruled that the Prosecutor’s Office made a mistake in considering the strength of its evidence in deciding to seek the death penalty against Michele Anderson and Joseph McEnroe. The judge said the strength of the evidence can’t be applied to a death penalty decision because that violates equal protection provisions. The judge said the strength of the evidence can vary from case to case, leading to different results. Anderson and McEnroe are charged with aggravated murder, accused of killing Anderson’s parents, her brother and sister-in-law, and her niece and nephew. The Associated Press
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â€˜Flash chanteyâ€™ marks shipâ€™s 100th BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” About 150 people took an early afternoon break Friday to participate in what was billed as the first-ever â€œflash chantey.â€? The event commemorated a date exactly 100 years ago when the schooner Adventuress, which is now based in Port Townsend, first splashed into the water in East Boothbay, Maine, on Feb. 1. 1913. â€œWe wanted to celebrate 100 years of the Adventuress and thought there was no better way to do that than to do something completely ridiculous,â€? said Catherine Collins, executive director of Sound Experience, the nonprofit that owns and operates the vessel.
â€˜Paddy Lay Backâ€™ The recording of the singing of the song, an obscure call-and-response tune called â€œPaddy Lay Back,â€? can be seen and heard on YouTube at http://tinyurl.com/bzelkqt. The idea for the event evolved from the â€œflash mobâ€? phenomenon, in which people gather in a predetermined place to perform a short task and then immediately disperse. On Friday, the crowd began singing â€œPaddy Lay
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Vern Olsen, on accordion, provided the instrumental guidance for the â€œflash chanteyâ€? Friday in honor of the 100th anniversary of the schooner Adventuress. Backâ€? at 12:30 p.m. at the Adventuressâ€™ dry dock in the Boat Haven and finished off the chanteyâ€™s few verses about five minutes later. Afterward, singers hung around long enough for free bowls of Ben & Jerryâ€™s ice cream. Those who could not attend were encouraged to
record â€œPaddy Lay Backâ€? wherever they were that day and post it on Facebook at â€œSound Experience Aboard the Schooner Adventuress.â€? Before the song, Collins and others spoke to the crowd about the 100th anniversary, saying it is important to maintain the
vessel as an educational resource. There was a bit of levity in the form of bogus telegrams that were read to the crowd prior to singing. The first, supposedly from Gov. Jay Inslee and former Gov. Chris Gregoire, offered congratulations about the milestone, while
another fake telegram, purportedly from President Barack Obama, stated, â€œYes, the Adventuress can.â€? â€œJohn Kennedyâ€? offered â€œask not what the Adventuress can do for you; ask what you can do for the Adventuress.â€? â€œMohandas Ghandiâ€? thanked those working on
the vessel for their hard work â€” â€œnow get back to itâ€? â€” while â€œBuddhaâ€? offered a long â€œom.â€? Wayne Chimenti, a former Adventuress captain, read the â€œtelegrams.â€? As the crowd dispersed, Collins said she was overwhelmed by the turnout. â€œWhat a response,â€? she said. â€œI canâ€™t think of a more appropriate way to celebrate the Adventuressâ€™ historic splash. â€œWe made history with the worldâ€™s first flash chantey, and the postive reaction to the Adventuress never ceases to amaze me.â€? The Adventuress is now in dry dock. Among the tasks slated for completion is replacement of the mast and hull timbers. This yearâ€™s renovation represents the fourth of five phases of a $900,000 renovation project that Collins said will prepare the vessel for an additional 100 years of use. The Adventuress was built by John Borden with the purpose of sailing to Alaska but instead was sold a year later to the Port of San Francisco as a pilot ship. It was sold again in 1952 and was moved to the Pacific Northwest. The nonprofit Sound Experience, based in Port Townsend, has operated the schooner for educational purposes since 1989.
Cruise: Boat will dock at City Pier downtown CONTINUED FROM A1 tially an ongoing event that happens a day and a half at It will arrive in Port a time through those dates,â€? Townsend at 5 p.m. each Veenema said. The newly formed Cruise Wednesday, stay docked there through Thursday Ship Organizing Commitand leave at 4 a.m. Friday. tee will meet within the American Cruise Line next two weeks â€œhopefully officials confirmed the to fine-tune what the comschedule Friday in a noon munity will offer when conference call with Port these people arrive,â€? he Angeles City Councilman added. The committee includes Patrick Downie, city Parks and Recreation Director Downie, Delikat, city DirecCorey Delikat and Port tor of Community and EcoAngeles Regional Chamber nomic Development Nathan of Commerce Executive West, Port Angeles Downtown Association Executive Director Russ Veenema. Veenema said in a later Director Barbara Frederick interview that he will be and community volunteers sending the company poten- Leslie and Howard Fisher. It also includes Diane tial shoreline itineraries for American Spirit passengers Schostak, executive director along with brochures and of the Olympic Peninsula DVDs about the North Visitor Bureau, which covOlympic Peninsula. ers Clallam and Jefferson The 13 trips are â€œessen- counties.
â€œWeâ€™ll see impacts from people coming and visiting, and of course that generates interest in repeat business,â€? Schostak said. â€œThis kind of helps build a reputation for our community as cruise-friendly, especially for the smaller cruises,â€? she added. When Holland Americaâ€™s 1,848-passenger Oosterdam docked April 18 at the Port of Port Angeles Terminal 1 commercial dock, passengers walked about a halfdozen blocks through an industrial area to reach the downtown coreâ€™s restaurants and shops. â€œHaving the boat dock at City Pier puts them right downtown,â€? Schostak said. â€œItâ€™s a great segue from City Pier to the downtown corridor, to The Gateway [transit] center, public
transportation,â€? she said.
Hurricane Ridge Ashley Turney, American Cruise Lineâ€™s shore excursion and entertainment coordinator, said a trip to Hurricane Ridge already is being planned and that the company has been working with Downie in Port Angeles and the historical society in Port Townsend to make the North Olympic Peninsula legs of the excursions a success. Cruise line passengers focus on viewing natural wonders and learning about the history of places they visit, so Port Townsendâ€™s Victorian-themed, seaportoriented downtown should be an attraction, Turney said. â€œThatâ€™s a very unique
Robbery: MVP Fugitive: GPS Shelly R. Monscrat, Chris Monscrot, Shelly R. Monscrot, Chris Monserat, Philip C. Shelly and Rick Shelly. To see Shellyâ€™s listing on the registry, visit http:// tinyurl.com/ShellyOffender. The Sheriffâ€™s Office advised anyone who sees Shelly not to approach him and instead phone 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers immediately. Information on his whereabouts can be given to the Sheriffâ€™s Office by phoning 360-417-2459.
The American Spirit offers seven-night cruises for $3,750-$4,985 a person, depending on accommodations, and offers minimal activities onboard. During the cruises, passengers spend about 20 percent of the time in transit and 80 percent of the time docked in various ports, while the industry standard is 80 percent traveling and 20 percent docked, company officials said. American Cruise Lines caters to passengers in their 50s and 60s.
________ Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ peninsuladailynews.com.
Teen gets 15 days for toxic mixture at school THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
VANCOUVER, Wash. â€” A Vancouver high school freshman whose idea of a joke was to bring a toxic chemical mixture to school has been sentenced to 15 days in juvenile detention. Nine people were treated at a hospital for respiratory distress after breathing the fumes Jan. 24 at Skyview High School. The Columbian reported that the 14-year-old mixed bleach and ammonia in a container at home and brought it to school. The
Clark County Sheriffâ€™s Office said he asked two students to inhale the mix. One of them pushed the container away, causing it to spill on a third student. Others were exposed to the fumes. Deputy Prosecutor Rick Olson said it was supposed to be a joke. The boy pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He got another seven days in detention after pleading guilty to selling marijuana in a separate case. He must complete 64 hours of community service.
________ Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula dailynews.com.
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community there, and our passengers love that type of thing,â€? she added. â€œWe try to offer some excursions with a history base or something about the natural surroundings, that type of thing, depending on the port. â€œOur passengers like to go off the beaten path,â€? she added. â€œWeâ€™ll be working with the chambers and convention and visitor bureaus to really figure out what we want to highlight and feature in the shoreline excursions. â€œWeâ€™re just making sure all the details are taken care of so the product is as seamless and as successful as it can be.â€?
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Man sought in dumping of sick puppies
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â€œIt is vitally important that we meet the industrial water needs of Nippon Paper, the tribeâ€™s hatchery, JOINT BASE LEWISthe stateâ€™s rearing channel MCCHORD â€” An arrest and the city of Port Angewarrant has been issued les,â€? Olympic National Park for a man accused of dump- Superintendent Sarah ing emaciated puppies in Creachbaum said in a park the woods near Joint Base statement. Lewis-McChord. â€œActive dam-removal Christopher Merrick work is temporarily on hold has been charged with ani- in order to allow us to meet mal cruelty. KOMO-TV our commitments to our reported that he failed to partners.â€? appear in court Friday. The industrial waterInvestigators said the treatment plant is part of animalsâ€™ ribs were protrud- the National Park Serviceâ€™s ing and their paws swollen $325 million restoration of to twice their size. Some the Elwha River, which were bleeding, and others includes the removal of two had their eyes swollen antiquated dams that shut. blocked fish passage and But the accused manâ€™s stopped sediment transport mother said they tried to a century ago. care for the dogs. Lori Merrick said that Summer completion after their dog had a litter The completion date was of nine, her son tried to pushed back from May to drop them off at the summer when park officials Humane Society. extended a planned NovemCourt documents show ber-December â€œfish winhe didnâ€™t leave the dogs because he found out there dowâ€? hold on removal of Glines Canyon Dam though was a fee. January. But officials at the Even with the additional Tacoma Humane Society two-month hold on dam said they try to work with removal, park officials say, owners when they canâ€™t the project will be comafford the fee in order to pleted well before the conprevent dumping. tract ends in September 2014. A new work schedule Poster concert has not yet been finalized, PORT TOWNSEND â€” Maynes said. Submissions will be Barnard Construction, accepted through the end the dam-removal contracof March for a poster contor, knocked out the last test for the Concerts on the remnants of the 108-footDock series. tall Elwha Dam last March. The Port Townsend Glines Canyon Dam, Main Street program puts which towered 210 feet on the annual summer inside the park boundary, series of free outdoor music. has been lowered to about The winning submission 50 feet, with 30 percent of will be selected in April. its mass still remaining. Artists are asked to submit original poster art that Financial impacts captures the cityâ€™s â€œvaried The financial impacts of talents and musical interests,â€? according to the Main the two-month delay were Street programâ€™s website at not yet known, Maynes said. The park is still negowww.ptmainstreet.org. The winner will receive tiating the cost of the a set of handmade mugs by upgrades to the watertreatment plant. Daily Bird Pottery and a â€œAt this point, we donâ€™t pair of tickets to the Taste really have all the figures,â€? of Port Townsend in June, Maynes said in a telephone and will be able to sell interview. signed prints of the poster if desired. Submissions are to be on 11-inch-by-17-inch paper, and camera-ready graphic design submissions must be at 300 dpi or higher in the same dimenTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS sions submitted electronically in PDF form either in VANCOUVER, Wash. â€” person on electronic media A 73-year-old Vancouver, to the Main Street office at Wash., man has been sen211 Taylor St., Suite 3, or emailed directly to admin@ tenced to more than 23 years in prison for fatally ptmainstreet.org. shooting his wife of more The 2013 Concerts on than two decades over a the Dock series is set at financial dispute related to the Pope Marine Plaza from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each their pending divorce. The Columbian reported Thursday from July 11 that the sentence given to through Aug. 29. Peninsula Daily News Victor Frye was the maxi-
â€œWe know there will be additional costs associated with putting it on hold.â€? She added: â€œWe donâ€™t expect that to affect the overall budget.â€? Contingency funds that were built into the project budget will be used to cover the additional costs, Maynes said. The plant is located 2 miles downstream from the Elwha Dam site and about 10 miles downstream from Glines Canyon Dam.
Clogged intake system Plant operators scrambled to clean and maintain the pumps, filters and clarifiers after the intake system was clogged. Crews have maintained required flows of treated water for the Nippon mill. The other water users have reduced the demand on the Elwha Water Treatment Plant by using alternative water sources. â€œWe are very grateful to our partners for their cooperation and to the employees of Veolia Water for their skill and diligence in keeping the plant functioning during challenging circumstances,â€? Creachbaum said. Meanwhile, scientists are closely monitoring the sediment surging down the lower river into marine nearshore. Park officials have revised estimates of the amount of sediment trapped in the former reservoir beds from 24 million cubic yard to 34 million cubic yards. Tribal officials said targets were met for the numbers of fish returning to the hatchery in the fall. Maynes said there have been no recent reports on fish migration. â€œJanuary though April is not a time when weâ€™d expect to see fish in the river,â€? she said. Olympic National Park keeps a blog about the river restoration project at www. tinyurl.com/9wr5xse.
________ Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at rollikainen@peninsula dailynews.com.
Man, 73, gets 23 years for fatally shooting wife mum under state sentencing guidelines. Deputy Prosecutor Dan Gasperino said the man shot his 67-year-old wife, Nita, six times last Nov. 12 after he found her handwritten notes indicating she had plans for their money that differed from what they previously had agreed upon. Frye pleaded guilty Jan. 22 to a reduced charge of second-degree murder.
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Filmmakers Ana Mendoza, Teresa Santos, Lucia Garcia, Martha Morales and Cilviana Hernandez, from left, attend in November 2011 the Young Peopleâ€™s Film Festival in Portland, Ore., where their film received an award.
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Three young filmmakers from Mount Vernon High School will bring their story about the lives of migrant youths to the North Olympic Peninsula on Thursday and Friday when they appear at Peninsula College in Port Angeles and at Forks High School. The three â€” Ana Mendoza, Lucia Garcia and Teresa Santos, all of Mount Vernon â€” will present a free Studium Generale program at 12:35 p.m. Thursday in the Little Theater on the main campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. They will show their short documentary, â€œWho We Are,â€? and talk about their experiences producing it. They also will introduce their new book, Dream Fields: A Peek into the Lives of Migrant Youth. That same evening, the filmmakers will show their documentary and talk about it at a youth forum starting at 5 p.m. in the Forks High School Commons, 261 S. Spartan Ave. The three, along with their adviser, Janice Blackmore, also will show their short documentary at the Friday Magic of Cinema showing of â€œThe Harvestâ€? by activist and award-winning
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filmmaker U Roberto Romano. The films will begin at 7 p.m. in the Maier Performance Hall on the Peninsula College campus in Port Angeles. Following the screening of the two documentaries, the girls and their adviser will participate in a discussion of Shown at festivals both films. The film has been shown General admission is $5. at three film festivals, including the Reel Grrls Spring Filmmakers Showcase in Seattle; the Mendoza, Garcia and Young Peopleâ€™s Film Festival Santos share the filmmaking in Portland, Ore., where it credits with two other young won the â€œHeartâ€? award; and girls who also helped pro- the Street Stories Film Festiduce the film, Martha val, also in Portland. Morales and Cilviana HerOther screenings include nandez. the Western Washington The five are members of University Migrant Leaderthe Mount Vernon High ship Conference in BellingSchool Migrant Leaders ham, the Washington BilinClub. gual Educators Conference Their interest in produc- in Tacoma and the National ing a film about their lives Migrant Education Conferwas stirred while they were ence in Portland. eighth-graders in Mount VerThe five filmmakers said non. they hope to make another In the spring of 2011, they film and perhaps produce spent a week at a day camp another book, but for the at Reel Grrls in Seattle moment, they are all busy learning how to make docu- high schoolers and have mentary movies. started the Migrant Leaders They completed the first Club. version of â€œWho We Areâ€? durFor information on other ing that week, but when they upcoming events, visit www. returned to school, they pencol.edu or www.facebook. decided their opinions alone com/PeninsulaCollege.
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Police arrested Schroeder at a residence in the 53000 block of state Highway 112 after an investigation into a stabbing that reportedly took place the night before. Police were not able to find the man thought to be the victim, who police said they had been told had been stabbed three times in the torso. According to police reports, Schroeder got into an argument with the alleged victim over a jacket at a house in the 100 block of Spruce Street. He allegedly stabbed the man and reported the fight to the resident of an apartment on West Lauridsen Boulevard. The apartment resident then called police, but Schroeder had left before police arrived, police said. Witnesses to the stabbing told police the alleged victim started the fight with Schroeder, according to the police report. Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Nearly 27 percent of registered voters had returned ballots as of Friday for the Sequim School Districtâ€™s two levy propositions, while nearly 16 percent of Quillayute Valley School District voters had returned theirs in the Feb. 12 special election. The auditors of Clallam and Jefferson counties reported Thursday that a combined 5,877 of the 21,790 ballots issued in the Sequim district â€” or 26.9 percent â€” had been returned, and 515 of 3,242 ballots â€” or 15.9 percent â€” had been returned in the Quillayute Valley district. Clallam County Auditor Patty Rosand said her office received 2,177 ballots Thursday for the special elections in Sequim and Forks. The bulk of Thursdayâ€™s returns came from the ballot drop box at Sequim City
Hall, Elections Supervisor Shoona Radon said. Those ballots added 2,130 returned ballots to the Sequim total of 21,522 issued in Clallam County and 447 to the Clallam County count of 3,105 issued in Quillayute Valley. Ballots received Friday added 399 to the Sequim total, 46 to Quillayuteâ€™s. Karen Cartmel, chief deputy auditor for Jefferson County, said 80 of 268 Sequim voters in Jefferson County had returned their ballots as of Friday, with 22 of 137 returned from Quillayute Valley. Ballots were mailed out by elections workers Jan. 23.
Details of levies The Sequim School District is asking for a fouryear maintenance-andoperations levy that would generate $5.8 million a year. The estimated rate would be about $1.60 per
$1,000 assessed property value. Sequim also seeks a oneyear $1.6 million busreplacement levy that would be taxed at an estimated 44 cents per $1,000. Quillayute Valley School District is asking voters for a maintenance-and-operations levy to generate $628,000 each year from 2014 through 2017 â€” the same amount collected under the existing two-year levy.
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The estimated rate would be $1.45 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Ballots must be postmarked or returned to an official drop box by Feb. 12 to be valid. Drop boxes are outside the Clallam County Courthouse, in the Forks District Court lobby at 502 E. Division St. and at Sequim City Hall at 152 W. Cedar St.
Karen Delano, an administrative assistant in the Washington Attorney Generalâ€™s Office in Port Angeles, center, chats with attorney Will Payne, left, and Cathy Marshall, section chief for the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office, during a going-away party for Delano on Wednesday in Port Angeles. Delano, who has worked 24 years with the office and 21 years in Port Angeles, is moving to Olympia to become administrative office manager for the Olympic division of the social and health services branch of the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office.
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IDs, college aid shape Missing paperwork? debate on immigration Car found with forms BY MANUEL VALDES THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Proof of residency Washington and New Mexico had been the only states without a proof of U.S. residency requirement until last month when Illinois changed its law in a move that will allow immigrants who canâ€™t prove their status to get a license. Utah has a two-tier license model that allows illegal immigrants to drive, but they canâ€™t use the permit as identification. It remains to be seen whether either of Bentonâ€™s measures will get a hearing in committee or if they will advance in their current form through the Senate. â€œWeâ€™re keeping an open mind,â€? said Toby Guevin of OneAmerica, an immigrant rights advocacy group, of what he expects of the Senate this year. Benton did not respond
Briefly . . . Police: Man shot outside grocery store SEATTLE â€” Police said a man was shot in the chest and seriously wounded Friday evening outside a grocery store in south Seattle. Witnesses said they saw several men arguing in a parking lot before one of them opened fire. The unidentified victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Police searched for the gunman, but there was no word of an arrest by late Friday night.
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Personal documents discovered in Sequim, returned to owners BY JOE SMILLIE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM â€“â€“ Sequim police contacted people at 14 homes on Govan and Matriotti streets Thursday after the Jefferson County Sheriffâ€™s Office discovered a car filled with personal documents. Jefferson County Chief Criminal Deputy Joe Nole said deputies entered the unoccupied car at Diamond Point after obtaining a search warrant because the car had been linked to several burglaries in Jefferson County. Nole would not tell the make of the car because the case was still under investigation. He said deputies are working to track down the
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people they believe own the car. Inside the car were bags full of mail, vehicle registration forms, receipts and car insurance cards. Nole said there also were several items stolen from Jefferson County residences inside the car. Police Chief Bill Dickinson said officers contacted the people to whom the documents belonged Thursday night to see whether they had noticed if their cars or mailboxes had been broken into. With some of the documents containing time-sensitive information, Nole said, police decided to
nside the car were bags full of mail, vehicle registration forms, receipts and car insurance cards.
return them to the homeowners instead of keeping them as evidence. Nole said information contained in many of the documents could be used to steal the identity of the owners. â€œIf thereâ€™s a message here, itâ€™s that you should really always lock your car,â€? Nole said.
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shop, 117 W. First St. The 10 a.m. class is for intermediate dancers age 10 and older. The instructors are members of the Oregon dance company that performed â€œRomeo and Julietâ€? here in October 2011 and who will present â€œAll You Need Is Love,â€? a ballet to the music of The Beatles, at 4 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Port Angeles High School auditorium. To reserve a space in the morning master class, phone 360-477-2050. More information about the Eugene Balletâ€™s visit to Port Angeles can be found at the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts office at 360-4575411 and at www.JFFA.org. The master class and performance are part of the Juan de Fuca Festivalâ€™s season of concerts leading up to the 20th annual festival itself on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27. Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press
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to interview requests. Neither did Republican leadership. Democrats in the Senate minority also did not return interview requests, nor did Democratic Gov. Insleeâ€™s office. Activists have pushed for college financial aid for young immigrants under the Obama Administrationâ€™s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which grants temporary resident status to young people brought to this country by their parents. These immigrants already qualify for in-state tuition. â€œYou have a number of students who live here and are able to access work permits,â€? Guevin said. â€œWe have a state that values hard work, and rewards hard work with opportunity.â€? Longtime activist Craig Keller of Respect Washington, which calls for strict immigration rules, doesnâ€™t expect much movement on immigration issues this year in Olympia. Heâ€™s pleased that a measure barring municipalities from using E-Verify, a federal program that checks a workerâ€™s eligibility, is not back this year.
SEATTLE â€” Emboldened by the critical role minorities played in the November elections, immigrant rights advocates in Olympia want to play offense this year. Activists are pushing lawmakers to provide state college financial aid for young immigrants whoâ€™ve won temporary resident status, and theyâ€™re seeking to overhaul local elections to ensure better representation for minorities. However, the power play by Democratic Sen. Rodney Tom that gave Republicans a ruling majority in the Senate may stifle those efforts. Already, Republican Sen. Don Benton of Vancouver has filed a bill that would bring back the oftendebated issue of requiring proof of legal U.S. residency when obtaining a driverâ€™s license. Also, Benton and Democrat Sen. Tim Sheldon, who defected with Tom, are sponsoring a measure that would bar all illegal immigrants from in-state tuition and financial aid for college. Itâ€™s not new that Republicans have tried to pass the proof of U.S. residency rule, which Benton has included in a bill about a voter database. In 2011, Senate Republicans attempted to bring a vote through a procedural move while they were still in the minorit. At least one former senior Democratic senator also backed them.
Proponents of such measures say failing to ask for proof of U.S. residency invites identity fraud and could end up putting noncitizens in the stateâ€™s voter rolls. Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler of Ritzville said he hadnâ€™t yet seen the driverâ€™s license bill, but said there was a problem with the way people obtain driverâ€™s licenses here. â€œUnfortunately, we couldnâ€™t get a vote on it in the past,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™ll probably be looking at it again this year. Weâ€™re in a minority of states that has a driverâ€™s license system like this.â€?
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From the dog’s point of view MY DOG BELIEVES he is starving — and that I am the only person who can do anything about it. My veterinarian says my W. Bruce dog needs to go Cameron on a diet. My dog thinks I should not listen to the vet, who is the man who “fixed” a certain part of canine anatomy that in my dog’s opinion was never broken in the first place. Instead, I should listen to my pet, who sits and stares at me during meals, quivering whenever I raise a fork to my mouth, licking his lips as I swallow. When I glance at him, his expression is unmistakable. I’m dying here, my dog’s eyes tell me. I need some lasagna. Guests seem to find it disconcerting when they reach into
their laps for their napkins and encounter my dog’s head, instead — particularly when he gives them a quick wet wipe on the fingers. “Uh, Bruce, your dog just slobbered all over me,” they’ll say. “That’s it, out you go,” I’ll say to my dog. My pet will be offended. What? But why? Her hands are clean now! Once outside, my dog will sit at the door, peering in through the glass with a distressed expression. Clearly, his expulsion from the dining room is all due to some huge misunderstanding, and I am a bad person who should be taken to the vet to be fixed. The dog will paw at the door like a boxer determined to end the fight. “Hey! Stop that!” I’ll yell. The dog will be bewildered. If I know he’s out there, why don’t I open the door? I can tell by my pet’s face that he thinks he knows what we’re all talking about at the table.
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“The birth of “We went to my daughter, It Puerto Rico for pushed the our honeymoon, boundaries and we visited physically, some very unusual spiritually mentally caves near and emotionally to Isabella. We went create such a with a guide and beautiful life.” walked into the most amazing caves that I’ve ever seen.”
Me: This sure is a good meal! Let’s not leave any for the dog. Son: Ha-ha. Daughter: Later, we’ll give the dog some food made from compressed cardboard. It’s the same stuff we’ve fed him for only about 600 times in a row, so to him it’s still special. The vet says it is far better for the dog than anything that tastes good. And you know how much we like the vet for fixing the dog! Son: I’ll give the dog the compressed cardboard! Me: But not the cat. Daughter: Of course not. We’ll give the cat a moist, succulent dinner made from wild salmon and poached lobster. Son: After we eat, I’ll go to the bathroom in the dog’s white ceramic water bowl. Daughter: Remember how much trouble the dog got into for going to the bathroom in the house? Me: But not the cat. Daughter: Of course not. The cat can do whatever it wants, but
the dog has to do his business outside, even if it is raining and cold. Son: Where is the dog? I’ve completely and totally forgotten. Me: I don’t know. Why isn’t he in the house? Is he outside or something? Daughter: I don’t remember, either. And I can’t hear him whining or scratching at the door. Me: Later, I’m going to go for a car ride without the dog! Daughter: Car rides are so much fun. Why share them with the dog? Son: Hey, look, the cat is jumping on the table. Daughter: She’s so adorable when she does that. Me: If the dog ever tried something like that, we’d yell and be very angry. Daughter: Bad dog! Son: Ha-ha. Me: I love the cat. Daughter: The cat can’t obey commands to sit or lie down, and it doesn’t come when you call it. The cat’s disgusting smell is all over the place, and it sleeps
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“The very first time I saw my first grandchild. I was so surprised at the amazing foundations of emotions that overwhelmed me at that time, I felt this amazing, immediate connection with this other being.”
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This federal debt to Social Security must be It is patently false that repaid over the next 20 Social Security is in deficit. years from U.S. tax reveSocial Security is not in deficit now and will not be nues or debt. Therefore, Republicans until 2033, absent some realize that they can lower prior remedial action. their taxes by cutting The fact that benefits Social Security benefits as now exceed revenues does not mean that the program soon as possible. To justify cuts in Social is in deficit. What is conveniently Security benefits, they fabignored here is that Social ricated a Social Security Security finances include crisis by arguing that there not just tax revenues but is no $2.7 trillion federal assets of $2.7 trillion. debt to Social Security, that These Social Security Trust it is just a bunch of useless Fund assets are in the IOUs. form of interest-bearing It is a crime to borrow U.S. bonds backed by the money with the intent not full faith and credit of the to repay it. United States. We have 20 years to The federal government resolve this problem, and borrowed this amount from the sooner we arrive at a Social Security mainly to long-term solution, the betfinance Republican tax ter. cuts, unfunded wars and However, cutting beneeconomic recovery from a fits will remain unnecesRepublican recession. sary as long as the federal Repayment of those government continues to bonds over the next 20 years plus payroll tax reve- repay its legitimate debt to nues will keep Social Secu- Social Security. Malcolm D. McPhee, rity in balance (not deficit) until 2033. Sequim
When I let the dog back in, his accusing stare says it all: I know what you’ve been saying about me. He’ll forgive me, though, as soon as I feed him.
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on the bed even though that’s bad dog behavior. Me: I don’t care, I still love the cat. Son: Me, too. Daughter: Me, too. Son: Say, when I give the dog his cardboard dinner, should I, at the very least, provide a nicesized meal for him? Me: I wouldn’t. Daughter: No, don’t do that. It’s better when the dog is hungry. Me: But not the cat.
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was already a problem at I’d like to step back from that school, and security the raging gun controversy was already beefed up. I’m not saying that and offer an option for nonMace would have definitely lethal means of defense stopped that threat, but and protection in our perhaps it is a wake-up call school system. for the country. Mace has become a There will always be generic name for various angry, violent and/or dispepper spray and other turbed people who intend self-defense products. to cause us harm. A quick Google search There is no question will bring up hundreds of that means should be taken options. to detect and deter them. What if teachers, bus However, limiting the drivers, custodians, etc., number of shots they can were trained in the use of take before reloading does and given a professional nothing to stop them. Even product to be kept at their one shot is too many. discretion? Firearms in the school A good product will is a volatile debate, and its shoot 25 feet in a pattern use will eventually cause that would outdo a shotgun. some unintended conseIf students were hit, they quence. would recover. If a teacher Please, at least consider chose to carry Mace, it could trained Mace protection an be undetected. option. If either of those brave John Duquette, women killed at Sandy Sequim Hook [Elementary School, Newtown, Conn.] had been armed with Mace, perhaps NRA leaders the shooter could have As a lifelong gun owner, been stopped early on. my impression of the Remember, the shooter National Rifle Association
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was an organization that not only protected the rights of gun owners, but also promoted gun safety and good will with the general public. What has happened to create the poisoned atmosphere that exists today? Did the assault-weapons ban of 1994 start a secret war? This ban expired 10 years later, but subsequent mass shootings have brought renewed attention to these efficient killing tools. Mandatory background checks might have kept the death toll under the radar, but NRA lobbyists have blocked all gun legislation, even if it meant putting guns in the hands of the mentally unstable. Couldn’t this be called shooting yourself in the foot? The early NRA was opposed to felons owning any kind of a gun, yet today, they can obtain an assault-type weapon at a gun show or from a private
party without any hassle whatsoever. Today’s NRA leaders have gained absolute power at the expense of the general population, and some horrible policies have resulted. Blocking commonsense legislation ultimately hurts everyone, and there has never been any verifiable evidence that anyone wants to confiscate sporting or security weapons as long as they are not designed for military use. The right to bear arms is sacred, but assault-type weapons are not. Darrell Landrum, Sequim
Which Scripture? The author of the letter “NRA Meaning” [Peninsula Voices, Jan. 27] quotes several sources, evidently concluding that he is anti-gun. One of his references is the Scripture stating that the world is not full of good and bad people. TURN
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If a person comes to his door with the intention of doing harm to him, his wife, children or property, I would ask which Scripture he will quote to encourage that person to leave him and his family alone. If I were confronted in such a situation, I would point 357 reasons at that person in order to persuade him/her to do their business elsewhere. Dr. John Procter, Port Angeles
WHEN THOMAS TOTH contracted pneumonia, he became inseparable from the cool, stylish Don Draper. Toth watched all five seasons of the AMC series “Mad Men” from his Denver sickbed in a two-week viewing binge. Toth has lots of company. Services such as Netflix and Hulu, as well as digital video recorders, have transformed the TV viewing experience by enabling viewers to devour multiple episodes or even entire seasons of “The Wire” or “Downton Abbey” in marathon viewing sessions.
Sequim levies I ask my fellow citizens within the Sequim School District to consider carefully their vote on the two levies on the ballot they received. I have, and I believe they are worthy of support. Any well-functioning local economy rests on several pillars: reasonably priced energy, a reasonable and rational taxation system, an efficient transportation system, adequate health care, reasonable access to capital for home and business loans — and a good system for educating our children. All of us have a substantial stake in maintaining a strong economic foundation underneath us. Under our system of local government, we can use our vote to ensure this, as we have done many times in the past for schools and hospitals, and to place ongoing constraints on our Legislature and local governments in raising taxes. Due to the 2014 completion of a construction bond levy, that segment of school
property taxes goes away, and even with these two levies, our school taxes will go down just a bit in 2014, the first year the replacement levy comes into effect, and much more when the one-year school bus levy goes away in 2015. So there is substantial tax relief on the way. Commendably, the Sequim School Board has kept the four-year levy at the same amount for each of its years. So there is considerable certainty surrounding local school taxes for the next several years, and that is good news indeed. Jim McEntire, Sequim McEntire is one of the three Clallam County commissioners.
Tally tardiness State Rep. Kevin Van De Wege’s concern about
Now, Netflix is making a massive bet that it can satisfy the addiction that it helped create. At 12:01 a.m. Friday, the service debuted its first original series, a political drama called “House of Cards” that stars actor Kevin Spacey as a ruthless, scheming House majority whip. In a departure from television tradition, the entire season of “House of Cards” — all 13 episodes, nearly 13 hours of tense Capitol Hill drama — is available at once, with the click of a button. Millions of Americans are bingeviewing serialized dramas and
Washington state’s tardiness in counting votes after elections is one that all of us should share. I would urge him to consider a proven way to deal with this issue. Voters in Oregon and elsewhere apparently have figured out how to make sure their votes are counted, even with a deadline of getting their choices to the ballot box by no later than Election Day. I don’t hear whining from procrastinators in Oregon that they’ve been disenfranchised — and I don’t think I’d be very sympathetic if I did. Washington can do the same, and we should. Then we wouldn’t be such a laughingstock, and folks would know results a lot sooner. Sure, some races will still be close and we won’t know immediately, but
comedies, including those that can no longer be found on the network prime-time schedule. The phenomenon is so pervasive that a majority of Americans ages 8 to 66 say they’ve engaged in this sort of copious TV consumption, according to a study conducted by media consultant Frank N. Magid Associates Inc. “We’re finding that people who binge-view once binge-view again,” Magid Executive Vice President Jack MacKenzie said. “It’s the ‘you can’t eat just one’ kind of thing.” Los Angeles Times
we’ll know the next day in most instances, just like voters everywhere else in the nation. Not much to ask, seems to me, and I hope the Legislature stops coddling voters who can’t get around to voting until the very last minute. George Randels, Port Townsend
Growing marijuana It seems that most of the experts are leaning away from large-scale marijuana production in Clallam County [“Legal Pot Farming in Future?” PDN, Jan. 27]. It’s quite a loss for us all that Lee Norton, Doug Hendrickson and Nash Huber have decided publicly to turn away from this opportunity. Though the weather would not permit “High Times Centerfold”-quality buds, I am reminded of
in mid-August like tobacco leaves in North Carolina and Kentucky, put it in tea bags and look forward to better health and more jobs. Kiah Roberts, Port Angeles
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank John Brewer and the entire staff of the PDN for the extremely successful Home Fund campaign of 2012. Through their efforts, more than $260,000 has been raised to assist the good people of Clallam and Jefferson counties. Running this campaign every year is a major undertaking for John and the PDN. I can only imagine the time and cost that go into this endeavor. what my good friend Dave John is personally vested LeRoy helped me underin this program and has a stand before leaving Port Angeles for good last week. deep compassion for our citizens. Dave turned me on to I see the results of his the findings of famed nutritionist Dr. Johanna Budwig involvement firsthand. In addition to the Home Fund and what she discovered campaign, John is always about dark green mariwilling to lend a hand in juana leaves. times of need. Dave ate marijuana Coupled with the selfless leaves baked into banana donations from our citizens, and pumpkin breads, the contribution of the PDN believing it provided him exemplifies media at its with the most affordable best for the good of the comway to ensure the flow of oxygen to his brain, retinas, munity. So, on behalf of OlyCAP, inner ears, adrenal tissue, the clients we serve daily testicular tissue and any and the generous donors, other active tissue during we applaud you and your his struggle with cancer. So, honestly, why not cul- staff. Thanks, John. Your effort tivate, process and distribis truly changing lives. ute the dark green leaves Rich Ciccarone, that will flourish in Clallam Port Hadlock County for the benefit of our senior citizens in search Ciccarone is Olympic of better sleep and less Community Actions Propain? grams board president and We could easily grow it a Home Fund volunteer. organically to be cut down
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Rave of the Week FROM EXECUTIVE EDITOR Rex Wilson: A rave to News Assistant Lee Zurcher, the founding compiler of Rants & Raves (among myriad other newsroom responsibilities), who retired Thursday after more than 15 years with the Peninsula Daily News. Thank you and happy retirement, Lee.
. . . and other Raves BIG RAVE TO the gentleman who goes out to the spit [Ediz Hook, Port Angeles] every day to feed and water feral cats. Also, thanks to all you animal lovers who spend time and money to give these cats a chance to survive in an environment where they never would have had a chance to fend for themselves.
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RAVE TO [CLALLAM] Public Utility District and Cascade Energy for the duct-sealing program. It’s a great improvement to heating systems, and at no cost. A GIANT RAVE to Port Angeles Veterinary Clinic for saving our Gracie, who decided to include a razor blade and a grommet in her diet. I TRULY APPRECIATE the folks who staff our [Clallam Transit] Paratransit system. They treat us so well, especially the drivers.
They transport so many passengers who have so many different needs, and they do it safely and with friendly compassion. I feel lucky to live in such a caring community.
Rant of the Week THERE IS A lowlife lady in her 30s who is driving around in Sequim, preying on people for money. She approaches you and gives an excuse about her radiator and needing money for gas.
It is sad to see someone taking advantage of other people’s good hearts.
. . . and other Rants RANT TO THE field workers who harass the trumpeter swans in Sequim: These spectacular birds are protected. IT IS DISTRACTING to the audience and rude to the performers to have children dancing around during performances. What happened to babysitting? This refers to the bluegrass show Saturday, Jan 26, at the [Port Angeles] high school. RANT TO PARENTS and children at the Snowgrass program. We came to see and hear the musicians, not children running and tossing toys in the air in front of the stage. It was very disturbing and disrespectful to the audience and musicians.
Give the kids a radio and a room at home for dancing and playing.
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Man pleads not guilty to domestic violence BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — A 27-year-old Port Angeles man recently extradited from California has pleaded not guilty to multiple domestic-violence charges and was denied a request to lower his bail by a Clallam County Superior Court judge. Andrew Nilsson was charged in November with one count of harassment/ threats to kill and one count each of second-degree assault/strangulation, unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault and harassment/threats to kill, all of which are domesticviolence-related.
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Anna Petty, 8, of Port Angeles looks at a rack filled with doll clothes at Saturday’s “Promise of Spring” doll and bear show at the Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. The 17th annual event, hosted by Just Dolls of Washington, featured dozens of displays and vendors with a wide variety of dolls, stuffed animals and accessories.
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A number of beaches on the North Olympic Peninsula are newly reopened to recreational harvesting of most types of shellfish. The state Department of Health announced Friday that beaches along Sequim Bay and Discovery Bay in Clallam County, and Discovery Bay and Port Townsend, including Mats Mats Bay, in Jefferson County are now closed only to recreational harvesting of butter and varnish calms. The beaches previously had been closed to recreational harvesting of all species of clams — including geoducks — oysters, mussels and other invertebrates, such as the moon snail. Additionally, beaches
along the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Clallam County from Pillar Point in the Pysht area west to Cape Flattery are now open for recreational harvesting of all the abovelisted species, though beaches along the Strait east of Pillar Point to the Jefferson County line are still closed for all species, as they have been since September. Jessica Pankey, an environmental health specialist with the environmental health division of Clallam County Health and Human Services, said the all speciesclosures in Clallam County had been in effect since September. The changes in beach status come from the most recent tests of shellfish samples for the naturally occurring marine biotoxin associated with paralytic shellfish
years, is employed at The Landing mall doing maintenance and had planned to live with his mother in Sequim if released. Clallam County Superior Court Judge George Wood denied the request and set a status hearing for Nilsson for 9 a.m. Friday. Nilsson — wanted by Port Angeles police starting Oct. 3 and eventually arrested in Los Angeles County in November on unrelated charges — was extradited back to Port Angeles from California last week.
________ Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula dailynews.com.
Bluff proposal to be eyed in March
Some shellfish harvest restrictions eliminated BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ
Nilsson appeared in Clallam County Superior Court on Friday morning and entered pleas of not guilty for the five charges, which stemmed from alleged assaults on a single person over the course of five days last September. Nilsson also allegedly threatened friends of the alleged assault victim. Nilsson, through his assigned Clallam County public defense attorney, Loren Oakley, denied all the charges and requested his current $100,000 bail be lowered to $10,000. While requesting the bail be lowered, Oakley said his client, a resident of Clallam County for the past two
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poisoning, or PSP, Pankey said. People can become ill after eating shellfish contaminated with the biotoxin associated with PSP. Shellfish accumulate it in their flesh after eating algae in which the toxin is found. PSP can cause numbness and muscle paralysis from 15 minutes to 10 hours after the toxin is consumed. Symptoms include a tingling of the lips and tongue, tingling of the hands and feet, difficulty speaking and difficulty breathing. If left untreated, paralysis can lead to death. For information on recreational shellfish harvesting beach closures, see the state Department of Health website at http://tinyurl. com/4xmftw7.
PORT ANGELES — City staff will next come to City Council members in March for direction on proceeding with designs for the city’s landfill-stabilization project, according to Public Works Director Glenn Cutler. Before it goes back to the City Council, Cutler said last week, bluff-stabilization plans will be discussed at the Feb. 12 and March 12 meetings of the Utility Advisory Committee, which is a subcommittee of the City Council. City staff members initially thought discussions on this matter could be held at the City Council level in February, but Cutler said it was decided later that they would need more time to prepare the necessary infor-
mation. At the Feb. 12 Utility Advisory Committee meeting, Cutler said he will talk about the various opportunities for public comment on the bluff project, which will include input on the various permits the city will need for the work. At the March 12 advisory committee meeting, Cutler said he plans to discuss additions to the city’s agreement with Seattle-based Herrera Environmental Consultants, which is the contracted designer for the landfill bluff-stabilization project. The city is working with the consultant on how to best prevent a 135-foot-tall bluff in west Port Angeles that is holding back decades of garbage accumulated in the city’s inactive landfill from failing and releasing
the waste into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Utility Advisory Committee meetings are held in the Jack Pittis Conference Room at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St. Cutler said he plans to ask City Council members at their March 19 meeting for permission to allow the Seattle company to proceed to the next level of designing the bluff-stabilization project. Council members will decide to take action then or hold over consideration until the April 2 meeting, Cutler said. Any action taken will not be on final designs for the project, since preliminary design work is still in process. “Nothing has been decided on, and no final design has been made,” Cutler said.
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PENINSULA DAILY NEWS for Sunday, February 3, 2013 SECTION
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PA claims title tie Riders hold back Sequim BY LEE HORTON PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Brothers Jim Harbaugh of San Francisco, front, and Baltimore’s John Harbaugh face off today in the Super Bowl in New Orleans.
Brothers slated for epic battle BY DAVID GINSBURG THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW ORLEANS — Working separately, John and Jim Harbaugh each guided their team to the Super Bowl. They will be on ON TV . . . opposite sidelines ■ Super Sunday, John as Bowl, NFL head coach of the title game, Baltimore Ravens 3:30 p.m. and Jim with the on Ch. 7 San Francisco 49ers. Imagine how effective they could be if working together. At their joint news conference this weekend, someone asked the brothers if they would consider teaming up if either should be forced out of his current post. “No question about it,” John said. “We’ve had that conversation in the past. “It just never really worked out timing-wise. I’d love to work for Jim. It would be the greatest thing in the world.” Jim, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, said, “Definitely, I would work for him.” Super Bowl tradition dictates that the coaches meet with the media separately two days before the Super Bowl. That custom was altered Friday because, after all, two brothers have never before coached against each other in the Super Bowl. Wearing a dark suit, white shirt, striped tie and laced business shoes, John settled into a director’s chair behind a Ravens helmet. Jim, wearing a 49ers hat, a sweat shirt, khaki pants and running shoes, sat in an identical chair behind a San Francisco helmet. Calling it “an exciting moment,” John ticked off the names of family members in attendance, including his parents. They posed for pictures with grandfather Joe Cipiti on the stage afterward, too. Jack Harbaugh, their father, was a successful college coach. His sons followed in his footsteps, but on different paths. There was one time, however, when the routes nearly merged. “We almost made it happen at Stanford at one time,” John said. “It would be an honor to have him on the staff. “He’s a great coach. You always try to get great coaches, and there are none better than Jim Harbaugh, and I mean that seriously. “There’s no better coach in the National Football League than this guy right here.” TURN
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles girls basketball team routed rival Sequim 47-28 on Thursday night. On Friday, the Roughriders clinched at least a share of the Olympic League title when Olympic beat Bremerton 38-22. The Trojans and the Knights are now tied for second place in league with 11-3 league records, two games behind 13-1 Port Angeles with two games remaining in the regular season. Although they beat their rival in fairly convincing fashion, head coach Michael Poindexter wasn’t totally impressed with the way the Roughriders played against Sequim. “It was probably a combination of the rivalry and it being senior night,” Poindexter said. “I don’t think it was a good combination.” Port Angeles forced 35 turnovers, but also committed 30 of its own, including 12 in the second quarter in which the Wolves outscored the Riders 5-4. “Sequim just played well [on defense], but we were impatient and forcing things,” Poindexter said. Wolves coach Evan Still said his team has four keys to be KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS competitive in a game: making Port Angeles’ Maddy Hinrichs, left, and Sequim’s McKenzie Bentz go for a passed free throws, limiting turnovers, ball during the second quarter at Port Angeles High School in Olympic League rebounding and team defense.
action. In the background are Port Angeles’ Krista Johnson and Sequim’s Melanie
GIRLS/B3 Guan. The Roughriders secured at least a tie for the league title with the win.
Sequim scores season-high 91 Wolves defeat Riders, remain in tie for first place in league BY LEE HORTON PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Hayden Gunderson of Port Angeles, left, drives past Sequim’s Jayson Brocklesby in the first quarter in the Olympic League game in Port Angeles.
PORT ANGELES — Sequim had a season-best offensive output in its 91-55 shellacking of rival Port Angeles on Thursday night. Olympic then kept pace Friday by beating Bremerton 67-57 to remain tied with the Wolves at the top of the Olympic League standings. Thursday night’s game started off as a classic rivalry game as the Roughriders and the Wolves spent most of the opening quarter swapping leads. Hayden Gunderson gave Port Angeles a 16-14 lead on a 3-pointer with 1:15 left in the first Sequim responded by scoring the final nine points of the period. Starting point guard Anthony Pinza gave the Wolves the lead with a 3-pointer, and Jayson Brocklesby added to it with a steal that he finished with a dunk and a 3-ball of his own. The Riders managed to stay within striking distance for the first three minutes of the second quarter, but Brocklesby and the Wolves again went on a tear. Brocklesby hit a 3-pointer, then finished another steal with another dunk and scored on a
layup to help turn a 30-24 lead into a 39-24 advantage. Sequim finished the quarter on a 20-2 run, and led 50-26 at halftime. “We started turning the ball over and couldn’t get in our offense, and [Sequim] capitalized,” Port Angeles coach Brent Stephens said. “Good teams tend to do that.” Wolves coach Greg Glasser said the run was more than just an offensive outburst. “That was one of our best quarters of the season,” Wolves coach Greg Glasser said after the game. “It seems like when our defense gets going, our offense gets going, too. Our defense really fuels our offense.” Brocklesby scored 19 of his 23 points in the first half. He rested on the bench for most of the second half. “He creates a lot for himself, and not in a selfish way,” Glasser said of the senior wing who has scored at least 20 points in 10 games this season, including 35 in the first meeting with Port Angeles. “We don’t run a lot for him. He gets a lot of points off offensive rebounds and steals.” TURN
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CHIMACUM — The Chimacum girls basketball team played tough Nisqually League opponent Seattle Christian close the whole way Friday night. The Warriors from Sea-Tac, currently in the running for a playoff seed, beat the Cowboys 36-28. “Another tight game for us
game in a row we played solid basketball for 32 minutes. “We held Seattle Christian to one field goal in the fourth quaras we hovered at about down ter, but unfortunately we didn’t five most of the game, closing to shoot well from the line.” within four in the fourth [quarter] but again unable to get over Thacker scores 11 the hump,” Chimacum coach Lauren Thacker led the CowTrevor Huntingford said. “This is a massive step up for boys with 11 points. Audrey Thacker, another key us since they beat us by 31 the first game, and this is the second player for the team, played just
2 minutes because of illness. Audrey Thacker has missed several games. “I have nothing but pride in how these girls have fought these last few games,” Huntingford said. “It would be easy to hang your head and quit but they have been strong-willed and have fought hard.” TURN
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Scoreboard Area Sports Bowling LAUREL LANES Thursday Men’s high game: Brett Allen, 255; men’s high series: Gary Wright and Keith Beck, 663. Leading team: P.A. Bawlers. Wednesday Birch’s Molar Bowlers Men’s high game: Ken McInnes, 235; men’s high series: Ken McInnes, 584. Women’s high game: Aleta Smith, 216; women’s high series: Aleta Smith, 544. Leading team: Old Growth. Lakeside Big Four Men’s high game: Dan Mangano and Skeet Digdale, 268. Leading team: Four AssFaults. Tuesday Laurel Lanes Seniors Men’s high game: Dick Roper, 232; men’s high series: Dick Roper, 515. Women’s high game: Hazel Vail, 172; women’s high series: Hazel Vail, 466. Leading team: White Rose. Mixed Up Mixed Men’s high game: George Kennedy, 236; men’s high series: Troy Tisdale, 640. Women’s high game: Cindy Almond, 242; women’s high series: Cindy Almond, 556. Leading team: The Kids. Tuesday Brunch League High score: Cheri Pysson, 186. High series: Cheri Pysson, 492. First place team: Salon@Tuscany. Baxter Auto Parts Old Timers Men’s high game: Bob Thompson, 223; men’s high series: Bob Thompson, 571. Women’s high game: Joan Wright, 227; women’s high series: Joan Wright, 521. Monday Monday Night Mixed Men’s high game: Herb Woods, 243; men’s high series: Herb Woods, 621. Women’s high game: Dawn Barrett, 167; women’s high series: Dawn Barrett, 448. Les Schwab Mixed Majors Men’s high game: Kevin Darting and Travis Darting, 289; men’s high series: Jim Halliday, 673. Women’s high game: Cindy Almond, 180; women’s high series: Cindy Almond, 525. Leading team: Red Carpet Car Wash. Baxter Auto Parts Old Timers Men’s high game: Bob Thompson, 223; men’s high series: Bob Thompson, 571. Women’s high game: Joan Wright, 227; women’s high series: Joan Wright, 521. Saturday, Jan. 26 Juniors Boys’ high game: Nathan Dewey, 205; boys’ high series: Nathan Dewey, 573. Girls’ high game: Malyssa Gannon, 106; girls’ high series: Malyssa Gannon, 236. Bantams Girls’ high game: Jayde Wold, 118; girls’ high series: Sierra Burkett, 289. Pee Wees Boys’ high game: Robert Wold, 73. Girls’ high series: Abby Robinson,108. Friday, Jan. 25 7 Cedars Mixed Men’s high game: Jeff Edwards, 267; men’s high series: Jeff Edwards, 662. Women’s high game: Louise Demetriff, 224; women’s high series: Louise Demetriff, 581.
Golf PENINSULA GOLF CLUB Winter League Friday — Week 16 Team Points 1. Golf Shop Guys 108 2. Triggs Dental Lab No. 1 106 3. Glass Services 97.5 4. Taylor Made Construction 92.5 5. Triggs Dental Lab No. 2 89.5 6. Buck’s Holligans 74.5 7. Windermere 61 8. Irwin Dental 60 9. Joshua’s 38.5 10. Green Machine 33.5 Men’s Club Medal Play Thursday Gross: Mike DuPuis, 70; Gary Thorne, 70; Rob Botero, 72. Net: Eric Kovatch, 65; Steve Main, 68; Brian Duncan, 69; Tom Hainstock, 69; Gerald Petersen, 70; Quint Boe, 70. Team gross: Gary Thorne and Mike DuPuis, 65; Gary Thorne and Rob Botero, 65. Team net: Gerald Petersen and Kevin Borde, 63; Rick Parkhurst and Brian Duncan, 63; Gene Middleton and Gordon Thomson, 63; Tom Hainstock and Duane Vernon, 63; Steve Main and Gary Reidel, 64; Gerald Petersen and Buddy Fraser, 64; Gene Norton and Gordon Thomson, 64; Eric Kovatch and Al Osterberg, 64; Eric Kovatch and Kevin Russell, 64; Dick Elmer and Duane Vernon, 64. Tuesday Men’s Club Sub Par One Hole Each Nine Gross: Gerald Petersen, 75; John Pruss, 75; Mike Clayton, 75. Net: Gary McLaughlin, 64; Dennis Ingram, 66; Dave Boerigter, 66; Kui Solomon, 66. Team gross: Steve Main and Buddy Fraser, 71; Rick Parkhurst and John Pruss, 72. Team net: Gerald Petersen and Brian Duncan, 63; Ray Santiago and Gary McLaughlin, 63; Gene Middleton and Dave Boerigter, 63; Gene Middleton Gene Norton, 64; Dave Henderson and Gary McLaughlin, 65; Gordon Thomson and Dave Boerigter, 65; Gordon Thomson and Gene Norton, 65; Gordon Thomson and Gene Middleton, 65; Kui Solomon and Lawrence Bingham, 65. Sunday, Jan. 27 Men’s Sub Par Any Two Holes Gross: Gary Thorne, 68; Rick Hoover, 70; Greg Thomas, 71. Net: Bill Rinehart, 61; Joe Tweter, 64; Buddy Fraser, 65; Larry Aillaud, 65; Jim Cole, 66; Brian Duncan, 67; Gary McLaughlin, 67; Tom Hainstock, 68; Kui Solomon, 68; Ray Santiago, 69; Jan Hardin, 69. Men’s Club Better Nine Gross: Gary Thorne, 35. Net: Joe Tweter, 32; Bob Dutrow, 33; Bill Evenstad, 33.5; Steve Main, 33.5; Gene Ketchum, 33.5. Team Gross: Paul Reed and Jim Root, 69. Team net: Joe Tweter and Bill Rinehart, 61; Tyler Crow and Gerald Petersen, 62; Tyler Crow and Bob Dutrow, 62; Gene Ketchum and Paul Stutesman, 62; Gene Ketchum and John Tweter, 62.
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Winter League Friday, Jan. 18 — Week 15 Team Points 1. Golf Shop Guys 104 2. Triggs Dental Lab No. 1 97.5 3. Glass Services 92 4. Triggs Dental Lab No. 2 87.5 5. Taylor Made Construction 84 6. Buck’s Hooligans 72.5 7. Irwin Dental 54.5 8. Windermere 54 9. Joshua’s 37.5 10. Green Machine 33.5 Gross: Mike DuPuis, 34; Mark Mast, 37; Ryan Seiler, 38; Gary Thorne, 38; Rob Botero, 38. Net: Guy Lipski, 31; Nick Bauman, 33; Kui Solomon, 34; Duante Ruiz, 34; Kevin Gallacci, 34; Al Osterberg, 35; Mike Tetnowski, 36; Ward Dunscomb, 36; Steve Moreno, 36; Clint Wetzel, 36. THE CEDARS AT DUNGENESS Wednesday Men’s Club Team Shotgun Cha Cha Cha First Place at 122: Everett Thometz, Gary Williams, Brian McArdle and Tim Lane. Second Place at 126: Rodney Harp, Ray Ballantyne, Arlen Pearseall and Ed Fjerstad. Closest to pin No. 4 Low division: Don Walker, 18 ft. 2 in. High division: Richard Hansen, 8 ft. 4 in. No. 11 Low division: Don Walker, 6 ft. 1 in. High division: Tim Lane, 14 ft. 1 in. No. 8 Open: Don Walker, 4 ft. 11 in. SUNLAND GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Wednesday Men’s Any Nine Holes Gross: Jay Tomlin, 32. Net: Dan Paine, 24; Brad Littlefield, 24.5; John Palmeri, 25; Jim Hanley, 25.5. SKYRIDGE GOLF CLUB Sunday, Jan. 27 Sub Par for any 1 Par 4 On Each Side Gross: Scott Mackay, 75; Shane Price, 78; Adam Mackay, 78. Net: Lance Gardner, 65; Don Tipton, 66; Dennis Ferrie, 67; Allen Patton, 69; Pete Nesse, 69; Jerry Pedersen, 69; Steve Lee, 70; Mike Tipton, 70.
Basketball P.A. Men’s League Standings through Saturday Team W L Joshua’s Lounge 9 1 Anytime Fitness Seq. 9 2 Skyridge Golf Course 8 1 7 Cedars Casino 7 2 Next Door Gastropub 7 4 Langston Services 5 3 Batson Enterprises 5 5 Cougars 4 5 Team Atlas 2 8 Higher/Grandview 1 8 Westend Ballers 1 9 Sunny Farms 0 10 Wednesday results Next Door Gastropub 84, Anytime Fitness Sequim 81. High scorers: ND: T.J. McKinney, 26; Cameron LeDuke, 20. AF: Jim Halberg, 26; Silas Betten, 20. Higher Grounds/Grandview Grocery 72, Sunny Farms 42. HG: Randy Veentra, 32; Jeff Berry, 14. SF: Anthony Frey, 16; Devin Dahl, 15. Tuesday results Strait Flooring/Wired Energy Drinks 91, Team Atlas 50. High scorers: SW: Josh Peelman, 20; Tyler Rousos, 20. TA: Shea Bedortha, 27; Svetilo Hurd, 10.
Volleyball P.A. COED LEAGUE Standing through Saturday Team W L 7 Cedars Casino 11 0 Volleyball United 11 1 Hutchinson Construct 7 5 Zbaraschuk Dental 6 6 The Tribe 6 6 Gone Squatchin’ 5 6 High Energy Metals 5 7 Laurel Dental Clinic 4 8 Serena’s Spikers 1 11 Tuesday results Hutchinson Construction 25, Zbaraschuk Dental Care 17 Hutchinson Construction 25, Zbaraschuk Dental Care 22 Zbaraschuk Dental Care 25, Hutchinson Construction 18 Zbaraschuk Dental Care 25, Hutchinson Construction 19 Hutchinson Construction 15, Zbaraschuk Dental Care 6 Monday results High Energy Metals 25, Laurel Dental Clinic 14 High Energy Metals 25, Laurel Dental Clinic 14 High Energy Metals 25, Laurel Dental Clinic 20 7 Cedars Casino 25, Volleyball United 19 7 Cedars Casino 29, Volleyball United 27 Volleyball United 25, 7 Cedars Casino 14
Preps Basketball Friday’s Scores BOYS BASKETBALL Adna 53, Napavine 48 Auburn 67, Auburn Riverside 34 Ballard 64, Roosevelt 57 Battle Ground 65, Evergreen (Vancouver) 58 Bear Creek School 41, Tacoma Baptist 29 Bellarmine Prep 41, Gig Harbor 36 Bellingham 77, Mount Baker 76, OT Blanchet 59, West Seattle 53 Bridgeport 62, Kittitas 54 Burlington-Edison 59, Blaine 43 Capital 69, Aberdeen 65, OT Cascade Christian 41, Bellevue Christian 31 Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 73, Life Christian Academy 33 Cedarcrest 73, Lakewood 58 Chewelah 63, Newport 32 Cle Elum/Roslyn 59, Mabton 48 Clover Park 77, Steilacoom 47 Colton 66, Garfield-Palouse 47 Davis 72, Moses Lake 57 Eastlake 65, Redmond 51 Ellensburg 63, Othello 41 Enumclaw 71, Bonney Lake 53
Ephrata 54, Selah 44 Evergreen (Seattle) 58, Foster 52, OT Federal Way 68, Todd Beamer 61 Fife 64, Orting 51 Franklin 66, Rainier Beach 7 Franklin Pierce 52, Washington 47 Freeman 42, Riverside 35 Garfield 67, Skyline 43 Grandview 72, Wapato 63 Granger 61, Highland 59 Granite Falls 63, South Whidbey 52 Hanford 58, Kennewick 46 Heritage 66, Camas 59 Hoquiam 60, Elma 30 Issaquah 54, Newport 51 Kennedy 49, Renton 41 Kentwood 73, Kentlake 39 King’s 66, Coupeville 36 King’s Way Christian School 48, Woodland 42 Kingston 81, North Kitsap 56 Kiona-Benton 37, Columbia (Burbank) 33 Klahowya 58, North Mason 48 LaCenter 69, Ilwaco 38 LaConner 61, Concrete 26 Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 67, Kettle Falls 48 Lakeside (Seattle) 78, Bainbridge 40 Liberty Christian 44, Tekoa-Oakesdale 33 Lindbergh 56, Highline 27 Lyle-Wishram 61, Bickleton 32 Mark Morris 78, R.A. Long 48 Morton/White Pass 63, Winlock 45 Mossyrock 73, Pe Ell 65 Muckleshoot Tribal School 60, Mt. Rainier Lutheran 43 Naches Valley 63, Goldendale 35 Naselle 47, Northwest Christian (Lacey) 34 Nathan Hale 70, Ingraham 45 Neah Bay 79, Clallam Bay 67 Northport 58, Inchelium 23 O’Dea 74, Cleveland 49 Oakville 51, Wishkah Valley 41 Okanogan 45, Chelan 42 Olympia 67, South Kitsap 36 Olympic 67, Bremerton 57 Omak 61, Cascade (Leavenworth) 50 Orcas Island 57, Darrington 54 Pasco 65, Southridge 56 Pateros 57, Entiat 55, OT Quincy 54, Tonasket 46 Richland 65, Kamiakin 55 River View 32, Connell 31 Riverside Christian 64, White Swan 41 Rosalia 90, St. John-Endicott 82, OT Royal 50, Warden 37 Seattle Christian 72, Chimacum 49 Seattle Prep 78, Chief Sealth 59 Sedro-Woolley 71, Nooksack Valley 48 Sehome 56, Lynden Christian 49 Sequim 91, Port Angeles 55, Thursday Spanaway Lake 59, Bethel 58 Stadium 49, Yelm 30 Sumner 62, White River 42 Sunnyside 66, Eisenhower 57 Sunnyside Christian 67, Trout Lake 33 Tenino 48, Rainier 42 Thomas Jefferson 80, Tahoma 69 Timberline 63, Mount Tahoma 50 Toppenish 58, Prosser 55 Tri-Cities Prep 63, Asotin 52 Tumwater 68, Black Hills 66 Union 66, Skyview 37 University Prep 57, Bush 19 W.F. West 63, Centralia 44 Wahkiakum 65, Toutle Lake 52 Walla Walla 41, Chiawana 40 Washougal 61, Hockinson 51 Wenatchee 47, Eastmont 46 Wilson 52, Lincoln 49 Zillah 57, La Salle 40 2A Northeast District 7 Consolation Reardan 51, Davenport 40 2B Northeast District Consolation Liberty 60, Springdale 47 Semifinal Colfax 60, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 55, OT St. George’s 52, Northwest Christian (Colbert) 36 GIRLS BASKETBALL Archbishop Murphy 56, Sultan 18 Asotin 42, Tri-Cities Prep 33 Ballard 56, Roosevelt 22 Battle Ground 35, Evergreen (Vancouver) 27 Bear Creek School 24, Tacoma Baptist 18 Bellarmine Prep 61, Gig Harbor 42 Bellingham 41, Mount Baker 40 Bethel 51, Spanaway Lake 31 Black Hills 63, Tumwater 48 Blaine 48, Burlington-Edison 41 Blanchet 63, West Seattle 52 Castle Rock 62, Toledo 30 Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 44, Life Christian Academy 43 Cedarcrest 56, Lakewood 30 Central Kitsap 48, Foss 14 Chelan 50, Okanogan 45 Cle Elum/Roslyn 66, Mabton 60 Cleveland 63, Holy Names 30 Colton 68, Garfield-Palouse 12 Columbia (Burbank) 43, Kiona-Benton 39 Connell 47, River View 26 Connell 47, River View 26 Eastlake 61, Redmond 44 Eastmont 39, Wenatchee 35 Ellensburg 68, Othello 20 Emerald Ridge 59, Graham-Kapowsin 46 Enumclaw 44, Bonney Lake 40 Fife 47, Orting 17 Foster 64, Evergreen (Seattle) 55 Franklin 76, Rainier Beach 44 Freeman 56, Riverside 44 Goldendale 46, Naches Valley 41 Hazen 39, Tyee 26 Highland 48, Granger 37 Ilwaco 47, LaCenter 37 Inglemoor 75, Woodinville 59 Kamiakin 59, Richland 55 Kennewick 59, Hanford 52 Kentwood 57, Kentlake 30 King’s 59, Coupeville 32 Kittitas 46, Bridgeport 39 Klahowya 44, North Mason 28 LaConner 54, Concrete 36 Lake Quinault 41, Mary Knight 40 Lakes 56, Peninsula 38 Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 60, Kettle Falls 37 Lindbergh 33, Highline 23 Lynden Christian 47, Sehome 31 Moses Lake 61, Davis 44 Mount Tahoma 50, Timberline 47 Mt. Rainier Lutheran 40, Muckleshoot Tribal School 35 Nathan Hale 33, Ingraham 26 Neah Bay 66, Clallam Bay 9 Newport 38, Issaquah 36 Newport 50, Chewelah 37 Nooksack Valley 51, Sedro-Woolley 28 North Kitsap 42, Kingston 34
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Oakville 50, Montesano 16 Olympic 38, Bremerton 22 Orcas Island 54, Darrington 39 Overlake School 38, Northwest School 21 Pateros 64, Entiat 41 Port Angeles 47, Sequim 28, Thursday Puyallup 48, Rogers (Puyallup) 42 Renton 58, Kennedy 28 Rochester 51, Montesano 44 Seattle Christian 36, Chimacum 28 Seattle Prep 65, Chief Sealth 28 Selah 78, Ephrata 67 South Kitsap 53, Olympia 52 South Whidbey 41, Granite Falls 31 Southridge 41, Pasco 31 St. John-Endicott 49, Rosalia 35 Sunnyside 64, Eisenhower 33 Sunnyside Christian 74, Bickleton 10 Tahoma 61, Thomas Jefferson 55 Tekoa-Oakesdale 69, Liberty Christian 29 Todd Beamer 60, Federal Way 42 Toppenish 72, Prosser 64, OT Walla Walla 46, Chiawana 45 Wapato 52, Grandview 48, OT Washington 55, Franklin Pierce 42 White River 54, Sumner 36 White Swan 60, Riverside Christian 51 Wilson 80, Lincoln 23 Woodland 59, King’s Way Christian School 29 Yakama Tribal 44, Lyle-Wishram 27 Yelm 61, Stadium 40 Zillah 58, La Salle 48 2B Northeast District 7 Consolation Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 57, Davenport 37 Springdale 45, Liberty (Spangle) 20 Semifinal Northwest Christian (Colbert) 40, Colfax 28 Reardan 63, St. George’s 30
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NBA Standings WESTERN CONFERENCE Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 34 14 .708 — Golden State 29 17 .630 4 L.A. Lakers 21 26 .447 12½ Sacramento 17 31 .354 17 Phoenix 16 31 .340 17½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City35 11 .761 — Denver 30 18 .625 6 Utah 26 21 .553 9½ Portland 23 23 .500 12 Minnesota 17 26 .395 16½ Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 37 11 .771 — Memphis 30 16 .652 6 Houston 25 23 .521 12 Dallas 20 27 .426 16½ New Orleans 15 32 .319 21½ EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 29 15 .659 — Brooklyn 28 19 .596 2½ Boston 23 23 .500 7 Philadelphia 20 26 .435 10 Toronto 17 30 .362 13½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 29 14 .674 — Atlanta 26 19 .578 4 Orlando 14 32 .304 16½ Charlotte 11 34 .244 19 Washington 11 34 .244 19 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 28 18 .609 — Indiana 28 19 .596 ½ Milwaukee 24 21 .533 3½ Detroit 18 29 .383 10½ Cleveland 13 34 .277 15½ Friday’s Games Toronto 98, L.A. Clippers 73 Indiana 102, Miami 89 Boston 97, Orlando 84 New York 96, Milwaukee 86 Brooklyn 93, Chicago 89 Philadelphia 89, Sacramento 80 Detroit 117, Cleveland 99 Memphis 85, Washington 76 Denver 113, New Orleans 98 Utah 86, Portland 77 Dallas 109, Phoenix 99 L.A. Lakers 111, Minnesota 100 Saturday’s Games Chicago at Atlanta, late Sacramento at New York, late Oklahoma City at Cleveland, late Charlotte at Houston, late New Orleans at Minnesota, late Washington at San Antonio, late Orlando at Milwaukee, late Utah at Portland, late Phoenix at Golden State, late Today’s Games L.A. Clippers at Boston, 10 a.m. L.A. Lakers at Detroit, 10 a.m. Miami at Toronto, 11 a.m. Monday’s Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Washington, 4 p.m. Chicago at Indiana, 4 p.m. Detroit at New York, 4:30 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 4:30 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 5 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 6 p.m.
Football NFL Playoffs Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday, Jan. 6 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore 38, Denver 35, 2 OT San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31 Sunday, Jan. 13 Atlanta 30, Seattle 28 New England 41, Houston 28 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 San Francisco 28, Atlanta 24 Baltimore 28, New England 13
Football Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu NFC 62, AFC 35 Super Bowl Today At New Orleans Baltimore vs. San Francisco, 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
Hockey NHL Standings WESTERN CONFERENCE Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 7 7 0 0 14 29 12 Anaheim 6 4 1 1 9 20 18 Dallas 8 3 4 1 7 17 21 Los Angeles 6 2 2 2 6 12 16 Phoenix 8 2 4 2 6 25 26 Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 8 6 0 2 14 25 18 St. Louis 8 6 2 0 12 31 19 Detroit 7 4 2 1 9 20 20 Nashville 7 2 2 3 7 12 19 Columbus 8 2 5 1 5 14 26 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 8 4 2 2 10 21 20 Edmonton 8 4 3 1 9 20 21 Minnesota 8 4 3 1 9 20 22 Colorado 8 4 4 0 8 19 20 Calgary 5 1 3 1 3 14 21 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 8 5 3 0 10 24 19 N.Y. Islanders 7 4 2 1 9 27 23 New Jersey 7 3 1 3 9 17 19 N.Y. Rangers 7 3 4 0 6 16 20 Philadelphia 8 2 6 0 4 16 23 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 7 5 1 1 11 23 19 Ottawa 8 5 2 1 11 24 14 Montreal 7 5 2 0 10 24 16 Toronto 7 4 3 0 8 21 22 Buffalo 8 3 4 1 7 24 29 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 7 6 1 0 12 37 18 Winnipeg 8 3 4 1 7 24 32 Carolina 6 3 3 0 6 15 18 Washington 8 2 5 1 5 18 27 Florida 7 2 5 0 4 16 27 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Dallas 4, Phoenix 3, SO Vancouver 2, Chicago 1, SO Washington 3, Philadelphia 2 Carolina 1, Ottawa 0 Tampa Bay 8, Winnipeg 3 Detroit 5, St. Louis 3 Anaheim 3, Minnesota 1 Saturday’s Games Pittsburgh 5, New Jersey 1 Montreal 6, Buffalo 1 Colorado 3, Edmonton 1 Boston at Toronto, late Carolina at Philadelphia, late N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, late Detroit at Columbus, late Dallas at Phoenix, late Chicago at Calgary, late Los Angeles at Anaheim, late Nashville at San Jose, late Today’s Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 9:30 a.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 11 a.m. Florida at Buffalo, noon New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, noon Monday’s Games Carolina at Toronto, 4 p.m. Dallas at Colorado, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 7 p.m.
Transactions Baseball American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Claimed 1B Lars Anderson off waivers from Arizona. NEW YORK YANKEES—Agreed to terms with DH Travis Hafner on a one-year contract. Designated OF Russ Canzler for assignment.
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013
Parcells, Ogden among 7 inductees THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW ORLEANS — Bill Parcells was a winner everywhere he coached. Time and time again, he took over struggling franchises and showed them what it takes to be a success, including a pair of Super Bowl titles with the New York Giants. Parcells pulled off another victory Saturday — election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Getting in on his fourth try, Parcells led an induction class that also included mouthy defensive lineman Warren Sapp, prolific receiver Cris Carter and a pair of stalwarts from the trenches, offensive linemen Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen. The class of 2013 also included a pair of senior selections, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. The announcement was made in New Orleans, site of Sunday’s Super Bowl. Almost as noteworthy were the finalists who didn’t get in, including running back Jerome Bettis and owners Art Modell and Edward DeBartolo Jr. Players and coaches from the Baltimore Ravens, who will face the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, spent all week lobbying for Modell, their former owner who died last year, to claim a place in the hall. It didn’t work out, no doubt pleasing fans in Cleveland who remain bitter about Modell moving the original Browns to Baltimore. Parcells had to wait a while, earning a bust in Canton on his fourth try. He thought he might get in the previous year in tandem with one of his former players, Curtis Martin. “It was a little less
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Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Jonathan Ogden blocks against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 26, 2006. Ogden was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Hall of Fame stressful than last year,” Parcells said in a telephone interview from Florida. “I was kind of hoping we could do it together, but as fate would have it, it didn’t work out.” Giants president and CEO John Mara said Parcells’ selection for the hall was “long overdue,” but his candidacy stirred plenty of debate — a one-hour discussion among the selection committee members, by far the longest amount of time dedicated to any finalist. “He’s one of the best coaches in NFL history,”
Mara said. “He turned our franchise around. We went through a long period in the 1960’s and 70’s when we were a laughingstock. When Bill took over in 1983, he survived a very difficult first year, but then turned us into a perennial playoff contender and won two Super Bowls for us. He coached three other teams and everywhere he went, he had great success.” No one was more emotional than Carter, who took six years to get in despite putting up some of the best receiving numbers in NFL history. He broke down in tears but quickly pointed out “it’s not because
I’m sad.” “This is the happiest day of my life,” he said. “When people said, ‘Aw, you know, it really doesn’t matter, you’re a Hall of Famer in my eyes,’ I said, ‘It’s more important that I’m a Hall of Famer in the Hall’s eyes.’ And I really, really wanted this. “ Sapp said his stomach was churning all day. He doesn’t have to fret anymore. Next stop, Canton. “My feet haven’t touched the ground in about 30 minutes,” Sapp said. “This is unbelievable.” In addition to Bettis, four other players failed to
get in on the final vote: Charles Haley, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams. Earlier in the day, the selection committee eliminated DeBartolo and Modell, as well as ex-players Tim Brown, Kevin Greene and Will Shields. Parcells reversed the fortunes of four teams, also coaching the New England Patriots, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys, during 19 years as a head coach. He finished with a record of 172-130-1, most notably leading the Giants to Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991. Sapp got in on his first
year of eligibility after playing 13 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders. He amassed 96½ career sacks despite playing on the interior of the defensive line, including double-digit sack totals in four seasons. He was the 1999 NFL Defensive Player of the Year after helping Tampa Bay claim its first division title in 18 years. Carter played 16 seasons, becoming only the second player in NFL history to reach 1,000 receptions in a career. He caught at least 70 passes in 10 seasons, and totaled 130 touchdown receptions from 13 passers. Allen played 203 games over 14 seasons, spending the bulk of his career with the Cowboys. He played every position on the offensive line except center and was a first-team All-Pro seven straight seasons. Ogden played a dozen seasons with the Ravens, a lineman who led the way for Jamal Lewis to become just the fifth running back in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season. Ogden was a six-time AllPro and was voted to 11 Pro Bowls. Like Sapp, Allen and Ogden were first-year selections. Ogden shared the moment with his family. He called his mother “first thing,” and also told his 7-year-old son. “He’s real proud of his dad,” Ogden said. He watched nervously as the announcement was made on the Class of 2013. “It’s like going to the hospital with your wife to have a baby. You can’t do anything about it,” Ogden said. “You hear everybody say you’re a first ballot for sure, but you never really know.”
Girls: Riders earn tie for league crown CONTINUED FROM B1 He liked the Wolves’ team defense, but wasn’t as complimentary of the offense. “We didn’t take care of the ball and missed at least six wide-open layups,” Still said. “That’s just a lack of focus.” Maddy Hinrichs led all scorers with 14 points and also had three assists. “Maddy played a good game,” Poindexter said. “She held us together. She just played her game. She was steady, she didn’t panic.” In their last game at Port Angeles High School, the Riders’ three seniors all contributed.
Mariah Frazier grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and scored seven of her 11 points in the second half, Macy Walker had a teamhigh six steals with seven points and Shayla Northern led Port Angeles in assists with four. Payton Lee scored four points for the Riders and drew praise from her coach. “Payton played possibly her best game for us all season,” Poindexter said. Although dissatisfied with how his team played against Sequim, Poindexter expects the Riders to play better in its final two regular season games next week, at Port Townsend on Tuesday and at Olympic on Friday. “This is not how we wanted to go into next
week,” Poindexter said. “But I think we’ll come back and be OK. I don’t see this lingering. We’ll be all right.” Sequim was led by Alexas Besand’s 11 points (“Alexas is tough,” Poindexter said), while Emily Wallner and Elise Beuke added six points each. All Port Angeles needs is one win to nail down the league championship and a first-round bye in next week’s West Central District tournament. While the Riders are jostling for the highest seed possible, Sequim’s fight is for a spot in the district tournament. The Wolves (5-9, 7-11) are sixth in the Olympic League, a game behind Kingston (6-8, 8-10).
Both teams host Bremerton this week. Sequim also faces Port Townsend (6-8, 10-8), while the Buccaneers’ other game is against Klahowya (3-12, 6-13). Reaching the playoffs would be quite an accomplishment for the Wolves, who have just one senior and many sophomores and freshmen playing important minutes. “We need to get at least one [win] for a chance at the playoffs,” Still said. “We would really like to get two, though.”
Redskins coach Randy Maag told the Peninsula Daily News on Saturday that the school’s agreement with the Nisqually League stipulates that the Redskins need to finish seventh or better in the 2A Olympic League to qualify for the postseason. Since eighth-place Klahowya is three games behind Port Townsend with only two games to play, the Redskins are guaranteed to finish between fifth and seventh in the Olympic League. Who and when Port Townsend will play has yet Redskins make it to be decided. Meanwhile, Port The Redskins know they Townsend has locked down will play the fourth-place a place in the 1A postsea- Nisqually League team in a pigtail game. son.
Seattle Christian leads Charles Wright by one game, but the Warriors finish the regular season Tuesday against undefeated Cascade Christian and the Tarriers conclude with Vashon Island, which is second-to-last in the Nisqually League. It is possible, if not probable, that there will be a tie for the No. 4 spot, which would require a tiebreaker game to see which team will face Port Townsend. Port Angeles 47, Sequim 28 Sequim 6 5 11 6— 28 Port Angeles 14 4 18 11— 47 Individual scoring Sequim (28) Besand 11, Wallner 6, Beuke 6, Guan 3, Cummins 2. Port Angeles (47) Hinrichs 14, Frazier 11, Walker 7, Jones 5, Lee 4, Johnson 3, Northern 3.
Boys: Sequim remains tied for first place CONTINUED FROM B1 Erik Christensen. “Erik was a great presThe Wolves, however, ence inside,” Glasser said. once again showed that “His presence in the second their talent extends beyond half was huge.” For Port Angeles, Brocklesby and all-around Gunderson had another specialist Gabe Carter, who finished with seven points. nice scoring game against the Wolves with a gameAlex Barry, the lone high 27 points. sophomore on the varsity The junior point guard squad, scored a season-high scored 25 points when the 19 points, and Andrew two teams played in DecemShimer added 10 points. ber. Sequim also had impor“Gunderson lit us up tant contributions from both times, and he had to Pinza, Rory Kallappa and work hard for his shots,”
Glasser said. Sophomore Hunter Hathaway added nine points for the Riders and Matt Williams came off the bench to score three points. Sequim (13-1, 15-3) next has a key matchup with third-place Bremerton (113, 13-5) on the road Tuesday. The Wolves had to survive a big fourth-quarter rally by the Knights in a 61-58 home victory last month. Port Angles, meanwhile,
hosts Port Townsend (3-11, 6-12) on Tuesday. The Riders beat the Redskins 56-53 earlier in the season. “We got them last time,” Stephens said. “But Port Townsend is a team we can’t take lightly. We have to be focused.” After that game, the Riders (2-12, 3-15) will try to aid their rival’s quest for an outright Olympic League championship by upsetting Olympic (13-1, 15-3) on Friday.
“We’ll try to help out Sequim next week by playing the spoiler [role],” Stephens said. The Wolves finish the regular season at Port Townsend on Friday. If Sequim and Olympic are still tied for first place after next week’s games, they would share the Olympic League title, but would play a tiebreaker game to determine which team has a bye in the opening round of the West Central District
playoffs. According to the Kitsap Sun, such a tiebreaker game has been tentatively scheduled for Monday, Feb. 11 at North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo. Sequim 91, Port Angeles 55 Sequim 23 27 25 16— 91 Port Angeles 16 10 14 15— 55 Individual scoring Sequim (91) Pinza 8, Lee 4, Barry 19, Kallappa 7, Posadas 3, Brocklesby 23, Guan 2, Christensen 6, Carter 7, Shimer 10. Port Angeles (55) Konopaski 2, Gunderson 27, Williams 3, Treider 4, Hathaway 9, Payton 4, Elliott 2, Schumacher 4.
Preps: Chimacum boys fall to Seattle Christian scoring CONTINUED FROM B1 Thacker was strong around Seattle ChristianIndividual (36) the basket and Samantha Kaler 13, Gleason 8, Weber 7, Ronish 1, May 5, Hailee Johnson scored Cerna, typically a defensive LynHenry 2. Chimacum (28) six points while Samantha player for us, had a nice L. Thacker 11, Johnson 6, Cerna 5, Snyder 5, game offensively.” Cossell 1. Cerna and Kiersten Snyder The Cowboys next host netted five each for ChimaCedar Park Christian on Boys Basketball cum. “Hailee Johnson was Tuesday night. Seattle Christ. 72, huge on the boards, and Seattle Christian 36, Chimacum 49 everyone fought for loose Chimacum 28 CHIMACUM — Spencer balls,” Huntingford said. Seattle Christian 13 4 8 11— 36 “Offensively, Lauren Chimacum 4 8 7 9— 28 Eble and Shane Pierotti
combined for 42 points to lead the Seattle Christian Warriors to the Nisqually League victory over the Cowboys on Friday night. Eble and Pierotti scored 21 points each in the win as the Warriors improved to 9-6 in league and 11-8 overall. Rafael Pagasian led the
Cowboys with 11 points 1-14 in league and 3-16 while Derek Ajax was right overall. behind with nine. Seattle Christian 72, The Cowboys outscored Chimacum 49 the Warriors 34-32 in the Seattle Christian 19 21 15 17— 72 second half but couldn’t Chimacum 5 10 21 13— 49 scoring overcome a 40-15 deficit at Seattle ChristianIndividual (72) halftime. Eble 21, Pierotti 21, Miller 12, Gunhus 11, Abe 2, Chimacum, which plays Perkinson 4, Brubaker 1. Chimacum (49) Cedar Park Christian at Pagasian 11, Ajax 9, Miller 2, Settje 2, Downs 6, home Tuesday night, now is Anderson 6, Weller 6, Schreier 3, Settlemire 4.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013
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â€˜Blind Sideâ€™ family relishes Super Bowl Leigh Anne Tuohy, a petite blonde who talks a mile a minute in a thick Southern accent, is very similar to the way she was portrayed by Bullock â€” so much so that Sean Tuohy describes it as â€œscary.â€? â€œShe hit it right down to the look, the action, the whole thing,â€? he said.
Oherâ€™s adoptive family is attending todayâ€™s big game BY BRETT MARTEL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW ORLEANS â€” A knowing grin spread across Sean Tuohyâ€™s face as he considered the uncanny connections between the hit film that changed his familyâ€™s life and the fact that Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher will play in his first Super Bowl in the Big Easy. New Orleans is where Tuohy grew up and went to high school with author Michael Lewis, who wrote â€œThe Blind Side.â€? The book led to the movie, which depicted the Tuohysâ€™ rewarding experience as Oherâ€™s adoptive family. Actress Sandra Bullock, who starred as Sean Tuohyâ€™s wife, Leigh Anne, owns a home in New Orleans. â€œAnd there are people that think thatâ€™s a coincidence,â€? Sean Tuohy said. â€œHow stupid is that? â€œWeâ€™ve got a huge sign in our garage that says: â€˜We believe in miracles,â€™â€? he continued. â€œFor other people, it may be hard to understand that. For us, itâ€™s easy.â€?
Another platform It certainly seems like fate has given the Tuohys not just another measure of validation for the decision they made to nurture a child from a broken home, but also a platform to talk about their mission to help more kids. â€œTo me, when I look at Michael, the only down side of it is, you sit there and go, â€˜If someone as immensely talented as Michael Oher, that society pretty much didnâ€™t value, almost falls through the cracks, can you imagine who gets left behind,â€? Leigh Anne Tuohy said.
â€œSo you sit there and go, â€˜How many kids are out there that if given a chance can be a Michael Oher.â€™â€? The Tuohys took Oher into their Memphis, Tenn., home when he was a teenager. Suddenly, Oher was living a life of privilege. Sean Tuohy, a former college basketball star at Mississippi, owns dozens of fast-food restaurants and also is part of the TV broadcast team for the NBAâ€™s Memphis Grizzlies. Leigh Anne Tuohy has her own interior design firm. The Tuohys helped Oher through high school, where his prowess on the offensive line landed him several scholarship offers at major programs. He chose Ole Miss, where he was an allSoutheastern Conference lineman before the Ravens made him a first-round draft choice in 2009.
Helping others adopt Inspired by the publicâ€™s response to â€œThe Blind Side,â€? the Tuohys created the Making it Happen Foundation, which offers financial help to those committed to improving the lives of children living in poverty and unstable homes. The Tuohys described their foundation grants as modest. In some cases, it might not be more than paying for a flight to help someone make a crosscountry trip to adopt a child. â€œWe all can invest time, and thatâ€™s made Michael, us investing time in this young man and loving him,â€? Leigh Anne Tuohy said. â€œThatâ€™s given him the character, not the check. You need it to go hand-inhand if it can, but weâ€™re all capable of investing time.â€? Oher is pleased his adop-
Better than Oscars
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Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, adoptive parents of Baltimore Ravens starting offensive lineman Michael Oher who were depicted in the move â€œThe Blind Sideâ€? stand on a street in New Orleans on Friday. tive parents are getting another platform to disseminate an important message, even if he is a little weary of talking about his life in the context of a movie. â€œIâ€™m tired of the movie,â€? Oher said. â€œIâ€™m here to play football.â€? The Tuohys arrived in New Orleans on Thursday afternoon and have a packed schedule through the weekend, including dinner with Bullock, whoâ€™ll also attend the Super Bowl with the family on Sunday evening.
While dining with a large group of friends and family at a downtown New Orleans restaurant, Leigh Anne Tuohy wore a V-neck T-shirt with a sequined Ravens logo on it. With this being Super Bowl weekend, she said she was â€œgoing to be all sparkle and dazzle and rock-n-roll.â€? â€œThis is way more fun, more exciting, more hyped up than Oscar week,â€? she said. â€œWay more. It canâ€™t even compare.â€? The Tuohys have been to Super Bowls before, but only as casual fans. Because Oher and their son S.J. (which stands for Sean Jr.) are such big sports fans, the family often planned vacations around major sporting events.
Foe is a friend This, of course, is different, and not only because Oher is in the game. One of Oherâ€™s best friends is 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, a former teammate at Ole Miss. â€œI can remember when Patrick Willis and Michael would sit in our living room and practice writing their autographs,â€? Leigh Anne Tuohy said. â€œWell now theyâ€™re really doing that and weâ€™re just really proud. Like Oher, Willis also was raised by foster parents. â€œThese are great guys,â€? Leigh Anne Tuohy said. â€œSo their stories give us a platform to go around and say, thereâ€™s a lot of great kids Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher out there that need a will play in his first Super Bowl today. chance.â€?
Bullock follows Oher Bullock has remained friends with the family since filming the movie, and sometimes her charity work in New Orleans coincides with that of the Tuohys. â€œSheâ€™s a great advocate of doing the right thing. Sheâ€™s a big giver,â€? Leigh Anne Tuohy said. â€œShe follows Michaelâ€™s career every step of the way. Itâ€™s funny. Iâ€™ll get texts during the game: â€˜Why did they do this? They shouldnâ€™t have done that.â€™â€?
Super: Family faceoff Griffin wins rookie award CONTINUED FROM B1 To which Jim added, â€œWell, Jack Harbaugh.â€? The family coaching tree could run even deeper one day. Jimâ€™s son, Jay, works for John as a coaching intern with the Ravens. â€œHeâ€™s far better than weâ€™ve anticipated, and I knew he would be great at what he does,â€? John said. The brothers obviously had a lot of fun with the situation, joking with each other and sometimes acting like a comedy team. Someone asked them to list their commonalities and philosophical differences. â€œI would be hardpressed to spell philosophical right now,â€? Jim said. â€œI know he canâ€™t spell commonalities,â€? John said, not missing a beat. Momâ€™s role Although Jack Harbaugh has received much of the credit for molding the boys into coaches, the brothers revealed that their mother, Jackie, also had a great deal of influence on their growth into men.
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â€œThere is no one in the family who has more competitive fire than my mother. She competes like a maniac.â€?
NEW ORLEANS â€” Washingtonâ€™s Robert Griffin III beat out fellow quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson to win The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. From a brilliant rookie class, RG3 was a strong winner Saturday night in voting by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Griffin, who underwent knee surgery last month, says, â€œItâ€™s truly a blessing to be up there â€” to be able to stand, first and foremost,â€? Griffin said Griffin, whose thrill-aminute combination of running and passing skills led Washington to its first NFC
JIM HARBAUGH â€œThere is no one in the family who has more competitive fire than my mother,â€? Jim said. â€œShe competes like a maniac. She has just always believed in us, and I think that is the most important thing to me. She believed in me, John, and Joanie, and took us to games and played catch with us, shot baskets with us, and just believed in us.â€? â€œNo one would fight harder for us than our mom, no matter what the situation was, or teach us how to have each otherâ€™s back and be there for one another,â€? John said. â€œWe may have been talking football with dad in the basement, but mom was talking about other things. There were a lot of things going on in our world during the â€™70s, and Mom was always tuned in on those kinds of things.â€? Someone asked the brothers whether they considered how they will han-
dle the postgame handshake. Jim Harbaugh enraged Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz for giving him a quick handshake and a hard backslap after a 2011 game, but that certainly wonâ€™t be an issue Sunday night. â€œIâ€™ve given absolutely no consideration to the postgame hand shake or bear hug or anything else,â€? John said. â€œI havenâ€™t thought about that for one second. Have you, Jim?â€? â€œI have not,â€? Jim confirmed.
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