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Even Van De Wege agrees measure ‘dead’ BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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The soil and climate that support the cultivation of berries and vegetables on the North Olympic Peninsula also are suitable for growing marijuana and fulfilling the intent of voter-approved Initiative 502, an agricultural expert said. And the plant can be grown indoors, anyway, though at much greater expense. But will I-502, which in November legalized the possession, production and sale of marijuana, make pot a successful cash crop in Clallam and Jefferson counties, whether grown indoors or outdoors? Owners of at least two Clallam County farms say they won’t even try. And it may be too early to tell how the law will work. The initiative legalized recreational use and possession of up to 1 ounce of cannabis as of Dec. 6. The state Liquor Control Board is
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Lee Norton, left, of Salt Creek Farm east of Joyce picks collard greens with farm assistant Laura Giannone, right, and friend Colin Leahy in one of the farm’s greenhouses. Norton said the farm will not be a candidate for growing legal marijuana. devising rules that will cover growing, processing and selling marijuana through a licensing system that must be in place by Dec. 1. To that end, the agency is seeking requests for proposals, or RFPs, from individuals and companies “to assist with the implementation of the legalized recreational marijuana system,” according to the Liquor Control Board’s website at www.liq.wa.gov, where the RFP form can
be downloaded and extensive information on I-502 reviewed. The RFP already has been sent to or downloaded by 1,600 potential applicants, agency spokesman Brian Smith said Friday. Information on whether anyone from Clallam or Jefferson counties has requested the RFP is nondisclosable until a contract is awarded, Smith said. TURN
OLYMPIA — A bill sponsored by a 24th Legislative District representative that would have forced county auditors across the state to count and process ballots as late as midnight on Election Day has died in committee after receiving no support from state or county elections officials. State Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, a Sequim Democrat and prime sponsor on the bill, said Friday the proposed legislation garnered no support during a public hearing the day before in a House Government Operations and Elections Committee meeting. “The hearing did not go well,” Van De Wege said. “The bill is dead. It’s not moving forward.” A representative of the state Secretary of State’s Office and the auditors of Grays Harbor and King counties spoke in opposition at the first hearing for HB 1102, which would have required county auditors to count and process ballots until midnight the evening of a general or primary election or until all ballots on hand were counted and processed, whichever came first. TURN
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Bill McMillan, the new Forks Community Hospital CEO, is targeting a 2012 operating loss of nearly $1 million.
Forks’ new hospital chief tackles red ink BY PAUL GOTTLIEB PATRICK YOUNG/CLALLAM COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT NO. 3
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FORKS — New Forks Community Hospital CEO Bill McMillan is settling in as the head of this town’s largest employer — and is working to turn its finances around. The three-member hospital commission named the Cleveland native the institution’s new head in November. “His skill sets and leadership style are the exact fit with our organization and leadership team,” board member Gerry Lane said in a statement from the hospital district’s health care industry consulting firm, B.E. Smith Inc. of Lenexa, Kan. TURN
Fire Capt. Chris Turner places a fan at the entrance of a burning house on South Fifth Avenue in Sequim.
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SEQUIM — Firefighters were investigating Saturday the cause of a fire that broke out in a vacant house Friday night. The house in the 200 block of South Fifth Avenue sustained smoke and water dam-
age, and the attic was destroyed, but the structure remained intact, said Patrick Young, spokesman for Clallam County Fire District No. 3, adding that firefighters extinguished the blaze in 35 minutes. There were no injuries, he said. The house, which had a
rental sign in the window, was undergoing renovations, Young said. As of midafternoon Saturday, no cause of the blaze had been determined, Young said. Sequim firefighters were dispatched to the area of South Fifth Avenue and Maple Street at 9:41 p.m. to investigate a AWD
reported odor of smoke, Young said. While they were en route, Sequim police reported a home in the 200 block of South Fifth Avenue with heavy amounts of smoke coming out of the eaves of the roof. TURN
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J.J. Abrams at helm of new ‘Star Wars’ IT’S OFFICIAL. THE force is with J.J. Abrams. The Walt Disney Co. issued a statement Friday night confirming reports that had been circulating Abrams for two days that Abrams, Emmy-awardwinning creator of TV’s “Lost” and director of 2009’s “Star Trek” movie, has been pegged to direct the seventh installment of the “Star Wars” franchise. “J.J. is the perfect director to helm this,” said Kathleen Kennedy, the movie’s producer and president of Lucasfilm, which was acquired by Disney last month for $4.06 billion. “Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the ‘Star Wars’ experience,” Kennedy said in the statement.
Now, add “swatting” to the list — a prank that sends police charging to the gates of stars’ homes Cruise on false reports of gunmen, hostages or other crimes in progress. Instead of bad guys, responding officers, police dogs, helicopters and sometimes SWAT teams have found only stunned domestic and security staff unaware of any trouble — because there wasn’t any. The recent hoax 9-1-1 calls to the homes of Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, Chris Brown and other stars are leading authorities to eye some 9-1-1 calls with extra suspicion and lawmakers to call for stiffer penalties for the pranksters. “This is a very vexing problem that needs to be fixed at the early stages,” said California State Sen. Celeb ‘swatting’ Ted Lieu, who is proposing Celebrities have long tough consequences, includcontended with the occaing hefty fines, for those sional downsides of stardom caught swatting. — tabloid scandals, stalkers, “If this isn’t resolved, this box office bombs, the will result in a tragic situapaparazzi. tion.”
The movie will have a script from “Toy Story 3” writer Michael Arndt and a 2015 release. Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” in the original trilogy, will work as a consultant on the new project. Abrams already has headed the reboot of another storied space franchise, “Star Trek,” for rival studio Paramount Pictures. The next installment in that series, “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” is set to hit theaters May 17. But he has long been known as a “Star Wars” devotee. Abrams spoke about the plot of the original “Star Wars” in the lecture series “TED Talks” in March 2007 and reportedly became enamored of “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof partly because Lindelof was wearing a “Star Wars” T-shirt when they first met.
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DOLOURS PRICE, 61, an unrepentant former member of the Irish Republican Army who went to prison for a 1973 London bombing and who recently shook Northern Ireland’s fragile calm by claiming that her orders had come from Gerry Adams, the Sinn Fein party leader and peace negotiator who denies having ever been in the IRA, died Thursday at her home in a suburb of Dublin. The police in Dublin said the cause was not known. An autopsy was scheduled. Ms. Price, Ms. Price the former in 1972 wife of the Irish actor Stephen Rea, attracted more public attention than she might have expected in recent years. Since 2011, the police in Northern Ireland police have been fighting in the courts for access to audiotaped interviews that Ms. Price gave to an oral history project at Boston College in which she detailed her IRA career. The United States Supreme Court has been asked to hear the case. The police learned of the audiotapes from an interview Ms. Price gave to an Irish newspaper in 2010. She told the paper that her testimony for the college’s “Belfast Project” described kidnappings and executions that she said she helped carry out in 1972 on
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orders from Adams. She also asserted on the tapes, she said, that Adams had a role in conceiving the London car bombings and that he ordered her and nine other IRA volunteers, including her sister Marian, to carry them out in 1973. The explosions, at four landmark sites, including the Old Bailey Courthouse, injured 200 people and left one man dead from a heart attack. It was the IRA’s first attack in London. Ms. Price spoke often of the personal toll of her terrorist activities: years of depression, alcohol and drug abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In prison, she staged a 203-day hunger strike in which her jailers force-fed her every day through rubber tubing. Suffering from tuberculosis and other ailments, she was released from prison on humanitarian grounds in 1981 after serving seven years of a life sentence.
_________ BARRY LIND, 74, a leading voice in the futures industry for many years and a fixture at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, has died after being hit
by a car in Southern California, according to coroner’s officials. Mr. Lind was crossing a road in Rancho Mirage when he was struck Wednesday evening, the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office said. He died of his injuries early Thursday. Alcohol wasn’t believed to be a factor in the crash. Mr. Lind served five terms on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s board of directors. He played a key role in creating the International Monetary Market and was a director of the National Futures Association for 12 years. Mr. Lind was a cofounder of Lind-Waldock & Co., among the first firms to market futures to retail investors, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. That firm was sold in 2000, having expanded from a firm with two full-time employees to more than 1,000 international workers. Most recently, he was a managing partner of investment firm, Silver Young Capital LLC, which he ran with cousin Alan Young.
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1938 (75 years ago) Port Angeles Mayor Ralph E. Davis announced the appointment of Capt. R.O. “Rube” Ide, a city policeman for more than eight years, as police chief, succeeding the late Robert Banderob. Under the new civil service system, Ide is currently listed as captain in the Police Department. Officer James Gallagher is a lieutenant. Other members of the force are listed as patrolmen. Mayor Davis will present Ide’s appointment to the City Commission next Wednesday for confirmation. In the meantime, Ide will take over his new duties immediately.
1963 (50 years ago) An improved direct route to Tacoma as part of a drive-around route to Seattle for North Olympic Peninsula residents will be built if a Kitsap County-
proposed highway system catches on. A four-lane freeway between the Hood Canal and Tacoma Narrows bridges and from the latter bridge to the nearly completed Seattle freeway are included in the proposal. Tolls are expected to be removed from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in a few years, making the planned route toll-free, said Rudy Hensel, spokesman for the Kitsap County Good Roads Association.
1988 (25 years ago) An autopsy revealed that a Port Ludlow woman died of multiple gunshot wounds in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide. The woman’s body was found alongside her husband’s in the area above Ludlow Creek falls off Paradise Bay roads. He died of a single gunshot to the head. Sheriff Mel Mefford said there is no known motive for the slayings.
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TODAY IS SUNDAY, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2013. There are 338 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Jan. 27, 2012, a federal judge in Seattle sentenced “Barefoot Bandit” Colton Harris-Moore to 6½ years in prison for his infamous two-year international crime spree of break-ins and boat and plane thefts.. On this date: ■ In 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp. ■ In 1888, the National Geographic Society was incorporated in Washington, D.C. ■ In 1901, opera composer Giuseppe Verdi died in Milan,
Italy, at age 87. ■ In 1943, some 50 bombers struck Wilhelmshaven in the first all-American air raid against Germany during World War II. ■ In 1944, the Soviet Union announced the complete end of the deadly German siege of Leningrad, which had lasted for more than two years. ■ In 1945, Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland. ■ In 1951, an era of atomic testing in the Nevada desert began as an Air Force plane dropped a 1-kiloton bomb on Frenchman Flat. ■ In 1967, astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White
and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo spacecraft. ■ In 1977, the Vatican issued a declaration reaffirming the Roman Catholic Church’s ban on female priests. ■ In 1984, singer Michael Jackson suffered serious burns to his scalp when pyrotechnics set his hair on fire during the filming of a Pepsi-Cola TV commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. ■ Ten years ago: The Bush administration dismissed Iraq’s response to U.N. disarmament demands as inadequate. Meanwhile, chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix charged that Iraq had never genuinely accepted U.N. resolu-
tions demanding its disarmament and warned that “cooperation on substance” was necessary for a peaceful solution. ■ Five years ago: Novak Djokovic fended off unseeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (2) in the Australian Open final, earning his first Grand Slam title. ■ One year ago: Addressing students at the University of Michigan, President Barack Obama issued a warning to the nation’s colleges and universities, threatening to strip their federal aid if they “jack up tuition” every year and to give the money instead to schools showing restraint and value.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Veteran senator won’t seek sixth term next year CUMMING, Iowa — U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin said Saturday he will not seek a sixth term in 2014, a decision that eases some of the burden the national Republican Party faces in retaking the Senate. Harkin, chairman of an influential Senate committee, announced his decision during an interview with The Associated Press and said Harkin the move could surprise some. But the 73-year-old cited his age — he would be 81 at the end of a sixth term — as a factor in the decision, saying it was time to pass the torch he has held for nearly 30 years, freeing a new generation of Iowa Democrats to seek higher office. Democrats hold a 55-45 advantage in the Senate, requiring Republicans to gain six seats to win back the chamber. But Democrats have more seats to defend in 2014 — 20 compared with only 13 for Republicans.
Ryan’s GOP advice WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan said Saturday that Republicans need to stick together and pick their fights during President Barack Obama’s second
term, rejecting some White House proposals outright and trying to infuse others with conservative principles. In a speech to conservatives, the GOP’s 2012 vice-presidential nominee from Wisconsin said Obama would attempt to divide Republicans but urged them to avoid internal squabbles after a second straight presidential loss. “We can’t get rattled. We won’t play the villain in his morality plays. We have to stay united,” Ryan said at the National Review Institute’s weekend conference on the future of conservatism. “We have to show that if given the chance, we can govern. We have better ideas.”
News show guests WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for today’s TV news shows: ■ ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and John McCain, R-Ariz. ■ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Jim DeMint, president-elect of the Heritage Foundation; Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP. ■ CBS’s “Face the Nation” — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. ■ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal; former CIA Director Michael Hayden; Govs. Bob McDonnell, R-Va., and Scott Walker, R-Wis.; Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah; former Commerce Secretary Carlos Guttierez. ■ “Fox News Sunday” — Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally; retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, executive vice president of the Family Research Council.
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Briefly: World Dozens die in wake of Egypt death rulings PORT SAID, Egypt — Angry relatives and residents rampaged through this port city Saturday in rioting that killed at least 27 people after a judge sentenced nearly two dozen soccer fans to death for involvement in deadly violence after a game last year. The unrest was the latest in a bout of violence that has left 38 people dead in two days, including 11 killed in clashes between police and protesters marking Friday’s second anniversary of the uprising that overthrew longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. President Mohammed Morsi canceled a scheduled trip to Ethiopia on Saturday and instead met for the first time with top generals as part of the newly formed National Defense Council. The violence in Port Said erupted after a judge sentenced 21 people to death in connection with the Feb. 1, 2012, soccer melee that killed 74 fans of the Cairo-based Al-Ahly team. Executions in Egypt are usually carried out by hanging. Die-hard soccer fans from both teams, known as Ultras, hold the police at least partially responsible for the riot, which was the world’s worst soccer violence in 15 years.
Indonesian $1 trillion? DAVOS, Switzerland — Indonesia may hold the key to a $1 trillion injection into the global economy. That’s how much the World Trade Organization believes is riding on talks in Bali later this year, when trade ministers hope to Natalegawa cut through some of the red tape that slows global commerce. Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told The Associated Press that failure is not an option and that a strong effort is being put in to ensure that the WTO meeting in Bali is “crowned with success.”
Venezuelan prison riot CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s top prisons official said the government was evacuating a prison Saturday after a deadly riot that reportedly left dozens of people dead amid a clash between National Guard soldiers and armed inmates. Penitentiary Service Minister Iris Varela said officials decided to evacuate all inmates from the Uribana prison in Barquisimeto after the bloodshed Friday to “close this chapter of violence.” Humberto Prado, a prison activist, said inmates’ relatives and media accounts put the toll at 55 killed and 88 injured. The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON — Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as “Ban Assault Weapons Now,” joined a rally for gun control Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument. Leading the crowd were marchers with “We Are Sandy Hook” signs, paying tribute to victims of the December school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials marched alongside them. The crowd stretched for at least two blocks along Constitution Avenue. Participants held signs reading “Gun Control Now,” ‘‘Stop NRA” and “What Would Jesus Pack?” among other messages. Molly Smith, the artistic director of Washington’s Arena Stage, and her partner organized the march. Organizers said that in addition to the 100 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS people from Newtown, buses of participants traveled from New Jersey, New York and Phila- Marchers seeking gun control carry signs delphia. Others flew in from Seattle, San Fran- as they walk from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument on Saturday. cisco and Alaska, they said.
Some Dems may balk at Obama gun controls Capitol Hill debate begins on Wednesday
Americans polled on gun control
BY ERICA WERNER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — As the Senate prepares to begin debating new gun-control measures, some of President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats are poised to frustrate his efforts to enact the most sweeping limits on weapons in decades. These Democrats from largely rural states with strong gun cultures view Obama’s proposals warily and have not committed to supporting them. The lawmakers’ concerns could stand in the way of strong legislation before a single Republican gets a chance to vote “no.” “There’s a core group of Democratic senators, most but not all from the West, who represent states with a higher-than-average rate of gun ownership but an equally strong desire to feel their kids are safe,” said Mark Glaze, director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Conversations back home “They’re having hard but good conversations with people back home to identify the middleground solutions that respect the Second Amendment but make it harder for dangerous people to get their hands on guns.” All eyes are on these dozen or so Democrats, some of whom face re-election in 2014. That includes Sens. Max Baucus of Montana, Mark Begich of Alaska and Mark Pryor of Arkansas. The Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings Wednesday. At issue are Obama’s proposals to ban assault weapons, limit ammunition magazines, crack down on trafficking and require
universal background checks. Leading the charge against those ideas is the National Rifle Association. The group wields enormous power to rally public sentiment and is a particular threat to Democrats in pro-gun states who face re-election. The political concerns of Democrats create problems for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who has his own history with the NRA. The powerful gun lobby endorsed him in previous elections but stayed neutral in his most recent race in 2010. Even before Obama announced the gun proposals this month, Reid told a Nevada PBS station that an assault-weapons ban would have a hard time getting
through Congress. That comment irked Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., author of such a ban. “Clearly it wasn’t helpful,” she said this past week in reintroducing her measure. Its future rests on pressures on individual senators from home. “We’re a Second Amendment state. I support the rights of sportsmen and target shooters and collectors to own firearms. It’s an important part of our culture and tradition,” said Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. “But I just hear there’s such grave concern given the experiences we’ve had with Aurora, Columbine . . . people all over Colorado want to prevent these massacres.”
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Nation: Palin ends job as Fox News commentator
Nation: Friar linked to abuse commits suicide
Nation: Smelly house turns up 67 dead cats
World: Physics revelation could be coming midyear
FOX NEWS HAS parted ways with Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee, a Fox spokeswoman confirmed Friday. It was unclear whether the parting was Palin’s choice, but several people described it as amicable. Bill Shine, an executive vice president at Fox, said in a statement: “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Gov. Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.” Palin, a prominent contributor to programs like “On the Record,” last appeared on Fox News in mid-December.
A FRANCISCAN FRIAR accused of sexually abusing students at Catholic high schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania killed himself at a western Pennsylvania monastery, police said Saturday. Brother Stephen Baker, 62, was found dead of self-inflicted wounds at the St. Bernardine Monastery in Hollidaysburg, Blair Township Police Chief Roger White said. He declined to specify the type of wounds or say whether a note was found. Baker was named in legal settlements last week involving 11 men who alleged that he sexually abused them at a Catholic high school in northeast Ohio three decades ago.
AUTHORITIES SAY 67 dead cats and 99 living cats had to be removed from a filthy home in upstate New York. Authorities said the dead cats were packed in plastic bags in the freezer, and the live cats were in crates stacked floor to ceiling. Sheriff’s deputies went to the home after a neighbor called to complain about the overpowering odor of cat urine and feces. Charges are being weighed against the cats’ owner. The manager of the animal shelter that took in the cats said she previously tried to try to help the woman. But she said the woman had “a hoarder mentality.”
THE WORLD SHOULD know with certainty by the middle of this year whether a subatomic particle discovered by scientists is a long-sought Higgs boson, the head of the world’s largest atom smasher said Saturday. Rolf Heuer, director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, said he is confident that “towards the middle of the year, we will be there.” The $10 billion Large Hadron Collider on the Swiss-French border near Geneva, which has been creating highenergy collisions of protons to investigate dark matter, antimatter and the creation of the universe, is being put to rest early this year.
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Prisoner died from oral cancer PA man serving life sentence for slaying deputy BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
MONROE — A Port Angeles man who was serving a life sentence in prison for killing a Clallam County sheriff’s deputy died of a type of mouth cancer, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Thomas Martin Roberts, 66, succumbed to an oral metastatic squamous-cell carcinoma at the infirmary of the Roberts Monroe Correctional Complex on Wednesday evening, a representative from the Snohomish C o u n t y m e d i c a l Davis examiner said Friday. The representative said that because of privacy restrictions he could not reveal how long Roberts had the cancer or how it had been treated. Roberts was convicted of first-degree aggravated murder in November 2002 after he shot and killed Clallam County Sheriff’s Deputy Wally Davis in 2000 on the porch of Roberts’ home in northeast Port Angeles. The type of cancer that killed Roberts, the chief risk factors of which are smoking and alcohol use, affects about 30,000 Americans each year, according to the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. In the U.S., 3 percent of cancers in men and 2 percent of cancers in women are oral squamous-cell carcinomas, according to the Merck Manual. Davis was survived by his wife, Lisa, who was pregnant at the time and now is living in Republic; a daughter, Jessie, then 15; and two adult sons, Jeff and Joshua.
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North Olympic Peninsula conservation district board elections are planned in March, with candidate filing deadlines in February. The Jefferson County Conservation District will conduct an election March 6 to fill a full-term, threeyear supervisor position now held by John Boulton. The election will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Jakeway/Boulton Conference Room at the conservation district office in the Shold Business Park at 205 W. Patison St., Port Hadlock. The Clallam Conservation District election — also for a full-term, three-year supervisor position, which is now held by Joseph Mur-
ray — will be March 21. The election — all registered voters in the district are eligible to vote in elections — will be from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the USDA Service Center, 1601 E. Front St., Building A, Port Angeles. Candidates must complete eligibility forms and nomination petitions with the names of 25 registered voters living within the district’s boundaries.
Filing deadlines The filing deadline in Jefferson County is 5 p.m. Feb. 6. The Clallam County filing deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 21. To be eligible for candidacy or to vote, people must
be registered voters living inside the district boundary. In Jefferson County, this includes all land outside the Port Townsend city limit in East Jefferson County. Clallam County boundaries also are the boundaries of the conservation district. Election absentee ballots must be requested by 4 p.m. Feb. 8 in Jefferson County and through March 11 in Clallam County.
Appointed position The Clallam Conservation District also has an appointed position open, with the term of Nash Huber expiring this year. To be considered for
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308 E. Fourth St. Chapman is the sports PORT ANGELES — director and morning show Most Clallam County Courthost at KONP. house offices will be closed He was in the eighth Monday for the second of 16 grade when he came to Port furlough days in 2013. Angeles in 1948. The only exceptions to SEATTLE — The SeatA couple of years later, he tle and King County Public the closure are the courts started working at KONP and the jail. Health Department Offices on the main floor sweeping floors and taking reported that a passenger out the garbage. of the Clallam County with contagious measles In 1961, he began workCourthouse at 223 E. Fourth made a stop at Seattleing full time at both the PenSt. will be closed. Tacoma International Airinsula Daily News and The public can conduct port on Jan. 18. KONP; in 1988, he began court business by entering Measles is highly contathe south doors and proceed- working full time at KONP. gious, though most people History Tales is free and are immune to the disease ing upstairs. Sheriff’s deputies will be open to the public. because of vaccinations. For more information, on regular patrols, but the Spokesman James Apa phone the Clallam County sheriff’s administrative said the health department Historical Society’s office at office will be closed. warning is for people who 360-452-2662 or email artiThe county implemented are unsure of their firstname.lastname@example.org. the unpaid-leave days to nity and who develop an illhelp balance the 2012 and ness with fever or an unexDaughter dance 2013 budgets. plained rash before Feb. 9. All of the furlough days SEQUIM — The Sequim Measles, also known as Boys & Girls Club will hold rubeola, causes fever, rash, are Mondays. The other furlough days a dance for girls ages 5 to 13 cough and red, watery eyes. for this year are March 11, and their father or any People at highest risk March 25, April 1, April 8, father figure the unit’s headinclude those who are June 24, July 1, July 15, quarters, 400 W. Fir St., on unvaccinated, as well as July 22, Aug. 26, Sept. 16, Saturday, Feb. 9. pregnant women, infants Sept. 23, Nov. 18, Dec. 23 The event will feature younger than 6 months and Dec. 30. raffles, prizes, pictures and a and those with weakened Cupid’s Cafe, where dancers immune systems. can purchase dinner, snacks The contagious traveler History Tales or a trip to the sundae bar. flew from Amsterdam to PORT ANGELES — Tickets are $15 for dads, Portland, Ore., through a Howard “Scooter” Chapman with daughters admitted connecting flight in Seattle. will take a break from his free. People who flew Jan. 18 radio KONP announcer A $35 ticket package through a south or north duties to talk about the hisgate or took an airport includes father’s admission, tory of radio in Clallam train may have been a photo, two dinner tickets County at 2:30 p.m. next exposed. and five raffle tickets. Sunday, Feb. 3. After arriving in OreTickets are on sale at the The lecture is part of the ________ gon, the traveler received club and at Dungeness Kids Clallam County Historical Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can Co., 990 E. Washington St., Society’s History Tales lecbe reached at 360-452-2345, ext. medical treatment, and ture series, held at the Vern E-103. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsula public health authorities were notified. Burton Community Center, Peninsula Daily News dailynews.com.
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first Wednesday of each month at the district office in the Shold Business Park, 205 W. Patison St., Port Hadlock. For more information in Jefferson County, go by the office, phone 360-385-4105 or visit www.jeffersoncd. org. The Clallam County board meets at 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Clallam Conservation District office, 1601 E. Front St., Building A, Suite A, Port Angeles. For more information in Clallam County, go by the office; phone 360-452-1912, ext. 5; or visit www.clallam cd.org. To reach the state office, visit www.scc.wa.gov or phone 360-407-6200.
appointment to the Clallam Conservation District supervisor’s seat, an application for the position of appointed conservation district supervisor must be submitted to the Washington State Conservation Commission no later than March 29. Five positions comprise conservation district boards. Each supervisor serves, without compensation, a three-year term of office, helping to set policy and direction. Registered voters elect three of the positions, while the Washington State Conservation Commission appoints the other two positions. The Jefferson County board meets at 7 p.m. the
Alleged burglar reportedly heard voices in head 37-year-old accused of visiting same PA home twice in week BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — The voices of four people speaking inside the head of a Port Angeles man reportedly drove him to visit a west Port Angeles home that he allegedly tried to break into, according to court documents filed in Clallam County Superior Court. The man, 37-year-old Richard Allen Smith, is set to be arraigned on two charges of attempted residential burglary in Clallam County Superior Court on Friday after allegedly trying to break into a home in the 1300 block of South N Street twice in two days last week. Smith remained in the Clallam County jail on $5,000 bail Saturday. Smith allegedly tried to force open the front door of the N Street home once Jan. 21 and once Jan. 22, both in the early morning hours, according to court documents. As Smith approached the porch of the home a
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ichard Allen Smith allegedly tried to force open the front door of the N Street home once Jan. 21 and once Jan. 22, both in the early morning hours, according to court documents.
third time at about 2 a.m. Tuesday, Clint Lowery, one of the residents of the home, met Smith with a 12-gauge shotgun at the front door of the home and kept the gun trained on Smith until Port Angeles police officers arrived. Lowery shares the home with his fiancee, their 2-year-old daughter, brother and sister-in-law. After being arrested and read his Miranda rights, Smith told officers that he heard the voices of four people — whom he could identify as real people but who were speaking inside his head, he said — telling him to go to the N Street house, according to the arrest report. In a hearing last week, Clallam County Superior Court Judge Erik Rohrer ordered a mental health assessment for Smith at Peninsula Behavioral Health.
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Elk, still near highway, retreat into the woods BY JOE SMILLIE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM –– After three days of milling around in fields off U.S. Highway 101, the Dungeness herd of Roosevelt elk has retreated into the woods for cover, the expert who is tracking them reported Saturday. Tim Cullinan, wildlife coordinator for the Point No Point Treaty Council who has been monitoring the herd of some 28 elk for several years, said they spent daylight hours Friday in the deep brush along Johnson Creek east of Sequim. The dense cover there keeps the herd hidden from people, who Cullinan said often “stress” the 800-pound animals with attempts to get close-up views. “Once they get into the woods, they feel pretty safe,”
Cullinan said. “It’s kind of an inaccessible place, and nobody goes in there to bother them.” Friday’s full moon, and the larger-phase moons of the past several days, Cullinan said, allows the elk to stay in the woods during the day and head out to fields to forage for food under the moonlight. The Clallam County Sheriff ’s Office issued warnings to motorists Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that the elk were near the highway and to watch for them while driving.
Elk watchers That brought out elk fans, who came to spot the massive beasts in the open. Watchers trying to get closer looks made the nervous beasts edgy, prompting
them to get up from their rest and move away, Cullinan said. “When the food supply is low during the winter like this, the last thing they can afford to do is expend a lot of energy,” he said. Cullinan advised those who want to watch the elk when they are in the open to keep a distance, both for personal safety and to allow the animals to relax. “Winter’s a time that’s already pretty stressful for them,” he said. With forage food limited in the foothills, Cullinan said, the herd discovered an abundance of fertilized, irrigated grazing ground in the farm fields of the Dungeness Valley about 10 years ago. “Prior to that, we almost never saw them north of the
highway,” he said. “Once they got off the hills in the south and found that thick, juicy hay in the valley, it was like they hit the jackpot.” That grazing, however, damages the crops of farmers who see the hay and corn primarily as cash crops. Sgt. Eric Anderson, an enforcement officer with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, told the Peninsula Daily News earlier this month that hunters shot four elk cows from the herd in an effort to stop them from damaging crops and drive the herd into other areas.
________ Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie can be reached at 360-681-2390, ext. 5052, or at email@example.com.
Jefferson commissioners to consider federal lawsuit BY JEREMY SCHWARTZ PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County commissioners will consider Monday footing the bill for punitive damages if they are awarded against a Jefferson County corrections officer who is named in a federal civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit filed in December in the U.S. District Court of Western Washington in Tacoma says Christopher L. Dankert was assaulted by another inmate in the Jefferson County jail Dec. 11, 2009, and claims that both Jefferson County and Corrections Officer Bill Wells, employed by the Jefferson County Sheriff ’s Office, acted negligently in regard to the assault. The suit alleges the county and Wells failed to act sufficiently to keep Dankert from harm while he was being held in the jail
and later wrongfully kept Dankert in solitary confinement after he allegedly was assaulted by fellow inmate Giovanni Gartment. Jefferson County’s filed response denies the bulk of the suit’s claims and says any injuries claimed by the plaintiff were the result of the actions of parties over which Wells had no control. County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney David Alvarez has recommended that county commissioners accept responsibility for paying any punitive damages that are awarded against Wells. Alvarez said in his memo to commissioners that Wells “acted properly and within the scope of his duties with respect to the assault on Mr. Dankert. Thus, he is covered by the county’s insurance policy for any nonpunitive claims.” There would be no fiscal impact to the county unless the court awards punitive
damages, “a scenario that is highly unlikely,” Alvarez said. Jefferson County commissioners will consider this issue at their 9 a.m. meeting Monday in the commissioners’ chambers of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St. Dankert was kept in solitary confinement for about two days before medical personnel tended to him, the suit alleges, but he eventually received treatment Dec. 13, 2009, after he was released from jail. The suit, filed by Poulsbo attorney Thomas S. Olmstead, alleges Dankert suffered severe injuries to his face, including a broken eye socket. The lawsuit does not list the specific amount of damages sought. Jefferson County is represented by the Tumwater law firm of Law, Lyman, Daniel, Kamerrer & Bogdanovich.
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SEATTLE — A nonfunctional missile launcher was among the weapons that showed up Saturday at a gun buyback event in Seattle. The military weapon was a single-use device that had already been used.
Police said a man who was at the event had bought the surface-to-air missile launcher for $100. It was confiscated by police to determine what it was, and then the nonfunctioning device was returned to him. The gun buyback in a parking lot in downtown
Seattle was scheduled to go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but ended early because of the large crowd. Police say that after two hours, more than 160 guns had been turned in and $35,000 in gift cards had been distributed. Other buybacks are planned for later this year.
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When asked about the lawsuit, Jefferson County Sheriff Tony Hernandez said he couldn’t comment “since our lawyers and their lawyers are now trying to negotiate a settlement.”
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Hospital: New CEO arrived from Oregon city CONTINUED FROM A1 the frown upside-down, if you will. â€œThat level of loss is not Under his three-year contract, McMillan will sustainable.â€? In the short time heâ€™s make $176,010 annually to run the 20-bed facility, head been in Forks, McMillan a staff of 195 employees and said, heâ€™s discovered that oversee a 2013 operating more hospital expenses can be included in the costbudget of $23.2 million. He succeeds Camille based reimbursement system under which the critiScott, who retired. cal-access facility operates. He added that he also Loss of $977,000 hopes to recruit more physiThe hospital district cians so that more West ended 2012 with a net oper- End residents are inclined ating loss of $977,000, to go to Forks Community McMillan said. Hospital for their health â€œThis is a financially care needs rather than challenged organization,â€? points east, such as in Port he said. Angeles. â€œI recognize in a small â€œThe first step is to turn
community like Forks, if we launched into the number of layoffs that would change that bottom line, it would be pretty tough for the community,â€? he said. â€œYouâ€™d be looking at 20 people, depending on the level of pay.â€?
Renting a house McMillan, 60, is renting a house in Forks with his wife, Heather, 44, and their rescue dogs, Otis, a 4-yearold Great Dane, and Salty, a 6-year-old greyhound and former track dog. Heather McMillan, a public health educator whose parents live in Cen-
tralia, plans to obtain a masterâ€™s degree in public health administration and expects to participate in Peninsula Collegeâ€™s distance learning program in Forks.
From Oregon The couple arrived in 3,500-population Forks from 2,200-population Gold Beach, Ore., where McMillan was the former CEO for the Curry Health District, which runs a hospital, three clinics and an assisted living facility. He resigned in August. â€œThe board changed. I had a conflict with a board
member, and I moved on,â€? he said. McMillan, a scuba-diving enthusiast, has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a masterâ€™s in business administration. He has worked in community mental health, was a health care consultant and worked in the U.S. Territory of Guam as managing partner of a company that owned a surgery center. â€œI ended up there because of scuba diving,â€? said McMillan, who also owned Thunder Reef Divers in Vancouver, Wash., â€œalong with doing health care.â€? McMillan and his wife
enjoy taking their dogs for walks, seeing movies in Port Angeles every other week or so â€” â€œZero Dark Thirtyâ€? was their latest movie date â€” and traveling to Seattle.
â€˜Itâ€™s all relativeâ€™ â€œWe are enjoying getting to Seattle relatively quickly,â€? McMillan added. â€œIf you live in Gold Beach, itâ€™s six hours to Portland [Ore.], so itâ€™s all relative.â€?
________ Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ peninsuladailynews.com.
Longtime Clallam official to be recognized PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
The three Clallam County commissioners will present an etching of the historic Clallam County Courthouse to retiring Human Resources Director Marge Upham in recognition of her 25 years of service at the start of their meeting Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the commissionersâ€™ boardroom (160) at the courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Other presentations include a proclamation recognizing Streamkeepers volunteers, a letter thanking John Lee for his years of service to the veterans of Clallam County and a letter to the Knights of Columbus for the donation of 100 coats. Commissioners will consider the following action items in their business meeting. â– Certification of the 2013 road levy. â– A contract amendment adding funding from the state Department of Health and Human Services. â– Agreements with Hillis Clark Martin and Patterson for legal representation, with Motorola Solutions Inc. for the purchase of portable radios,
with Clallam Public Defender for indigent defense services, with Clallam Bay/Sekiu Chamber of Commerce for tourism promotion and with Clallam County Economic Development Council for enhancement of economic development and employment opportunities. â– A change order with Hoch Construction Inc. extending the completion date for the west midway lighting improvements at the Clallam County Fairgrounds to March 20. â– A bid opening 2013 hot-mix asphalt requirements. â– Notice of a Feb. 12 hearing on a proposed amendments to the county code for park and fairgrounds rules and regulations. Commissioners will meet in the same boardroom at 9 a.m. Tuesday for their weekly work session to discuss selected action items. The courthouse will be closed Monday for a furlough day.
Port Angeles city The Port Angeles City Council will hear an update on the west Port Angeles landfill bluff stabilization project Tuesday.
Eye on Clallam The work session, which also will be a meeting of the City Council Utility Advisory Committee, will start at 5 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 521 E. Fifth St. It will be preceded by an executive session at 4:30 p.m. for planning strategy during collective bargaining negotiations.
Sequim City Council The Sequim City Council will discuss an official resolution in support of the school districtâ€™s two levy proposals when it meets Monday. The council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. The council will consider endorsing proposals for a four-year $5.8 million a year operations levy and a $1.6 million one-year busreplacement levy that are on the Feb. 12 ballot. The council also will consider a resolution opposing â€œcorporate personhoodâ€? and hold public hearings to revise ordinances to allow food carts in accessory buildings, to standardize the permit process for special events on private property and to streamline the
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Forks City Council The Forks City Council will discuss the cityâ€™s public defender contract and the police administrator position when they meet Monday. The session will be at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 500 E. Division St. Also on the agenda is a Community Development Block Grant application and an update on the shoreline management plan.
Port of Port Angeles Port of Port Angeles commissioners will consider awarding a $185,000 professional services contract to develop an environmental cleanup plan for the former Peninsula Plywood mill site when they meet Monday. The meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at the port administrative building meeting room, 338 W. First St. The cleanup plan is to ensure ground contaminants do not migrate into Port Angeles Harbor from the waterfront site at 439 Marine Drive. During seven decades of industrial use, the site, which is being demolished, was contaminated by benzene and petroleum products. The three Port commissioners also will discuss the 2013 work plan.
Sequim school committee The Sequim School District Instructional Materials Committee will review psychology textbook mate-
rials when it meets Monday. The panel will meet at 3:45 p.m. in the district boardroom at 503 N. Sequim Ave. The committee will review proposed instructional materials for a psychology textbook for a course at Sequim High School.
Port Angeles schools The Port Angeles School Board will consider two new members on the longterm facilities task force when it meets Monday. The board will meet at 6 p.m. for an executive session and at 7 p.m. for a regular session at Hamilton Elementary, 1822 W. Seventh St. The executive session is for information only, according to the agenda. Jerry Nichols and Stacey Sanders have volunteered to serve on the long-term facilities task force in the wake of the resignations of Brooke Nelson and Donette Hope. The board also will consider approving on a second reading changes in the policy concerning medication at school, will conduct an annual review of the districtâ€™s impact aid funding policy and receive reports on the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center and the December finances.
Public utility district Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners will consider completing a contract with BHC Consultants LLC for the Carlsborg sewer feasibility study when they meet Monday. The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Port Angeles main office at 2431 E. U.S. Highway 101. BHC Consultants studied the feasibility of collecting, treating and disposing
of treated wastewater to produce Class A water for three conceptual disposal options. Other agenda items include completion of a contract with Carollo Engineers for the predesign, design and construction phase of the Fairview New Water Supply project; bid awards for a tree-trimming chip truck and janitorial service; a resolution to purchase property in Forks; and a task order agreement with Lawhead Architects P.S. for design and construction of a substation shop.
Clallam Transit The Clallam Transit board will elect new officers for 2013 and conduct a public hearing on the fare structure for services outside the Americans with Disabilities Act-mandated corridor Monday. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at the Clallam Transit System building at 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd. The board also will recognize retired operations supervisor Jerry Reynolds for more than 30 years of service and office manager Marilyn Aldrich for earning the Employee of the Quarter award.
Olympic Medical Center Olympic Medical Center commissioners will conduct a quarterly educational retreat Tuesday. The retreat will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wendel Room at OMC, 939 E. Caroline St., Port Angeles. Commissioners will discuss hospital district operations, mental health, property, electronic health records, legislative advocacy, strategic planning and cardiology services. No formal action will be taken.
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Wanted: A few good Clallam heroes Nominations sought for Community Service Award PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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. â€œThey are role models for all of us, not only because
theyâ€™ve aspired and dreamed, but because our local heroesâ€™ achievements are within our own reach,â€? Brewer said. â€œThey show us that all of us can be part of something greater than ourselves.â€?
How to nominate â– Nominations should be made using the accompanying coupon and must be returned to the PDN by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4. â– A letter describing the merits and accomplishments of the person being nominated should be submitted with the coupon. â– If possible, the nomination should include supporting documents, such as copies (not originals) of other awards, newspaper articles or letters of support. â– 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 at john.brewer@peninsula dailynews.com.
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: â– 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. â– Cheri Fleck, whose vision, drive and leadership helped create Sargeâ€™s Place in Forks, a center for returning and homeless veterans and their families. â– 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. â– 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. â– 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. â– Charles â€œMooseâ€?
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: â– 2011 â€” Ron Allen, Jaye Moore, Dewey Ehling, Colleeen and Ray Divacky, Alan Barnard and Stephen Rosales. â– 2010 â€” Sue Nattinger and Coleman Byrnes (joint recipients), Dan Wilder Sr., Roger Wheeler, Susan Hillgren, Don Stoneman and Joe Borden. â– 2009 â€” Mikki Saunders, Kathryn Schreiner, Jim Lunt, Chuck Hatten and
Tom Schaafsma. â– 2008 â€” Harold Baar, Jacqueline Russell, Colleen Robinson, Virginia and Welden Clark of Sequim, Doc Reiss and Barbara Ann Townsend. â– 2007 â€” Jim Pickett, Lambert â€œBalâ€? Balducci and Kathleen Balducci, Dick and Marie Goin, and Orville Campbell. â– 2006 â€” Steve Zenovic, Eleanor Tschimperle, Bryce Fish, John and Sue Miles, and Steve Methner. â– 2005 â€” Rose Crumb; the Rev. Charles â€œCharlieâ€? Mays; Liz Zenonian-Waud; the Rev. Mel Wilson and his wife, Kathy; and Gary Colley. â– 2004 â€” John and Lelah Singhose, June Robinson, Roger Oakes and Cheryl Bauman.
â– 2003 â€” Cody Sandell, John and Anne-Marie Summers, Edward Hopfner and Patty Hannah. â– 2002 â€” Denise Brennan, John Pope, John Reed and Cynthia Martin. â– 2001-2000 â€” Phil and Deborah Morgan-Ellis, Sharon Fox, Kristin Prater Glenn, Cal Mogck and Manuela Velasquez. â– 1999 â€” Bill Fatherson, Dorothy Skerbeck and S. Brooke Taylor. â– 1998 â€” George Woodriff, Earl Gilson, Stuart Smith and Tom McCabe. â– 1996-1997 â€” Dave Robinson, Dennis Duncan, Jo Davies, Art Judd and Alberta Thompson. â– 1995 â€” Mac Ruddell, Bonnie and Larry Hurd, Joyce McDaniel, Pat Soderlind and Harry Jackson. â– 1994 â€” Steve Tharinger, Cindy Souders, Ray Gruver and Betty and Frank Wilkerson. â– 1993 â€” Jessica Schreiber, Jim Jones, Betty Soderlind and Al Charles Jr. â– 1992 â€” Helen Dawley, Lew Bartholmew, Chuck Maiden and Arlene Engel. â– 1991 â€” 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.
Marijuana: Regulations Fire: Unclear if insured CONTINUED FROM A1 has warned extension service offices statewide â€” Because marijuana pos- Clallam County also has a session is a federal crime, branch â€” to not give the any potential pot consultant kind of advice it gives to could face arrest, though farmers of other crops. The Jefferson County Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Fer- branch has had to turn away guson met last with U.S. about a half-dozen people Attorney Eric Holder to dis- who have asked for exactly that because marijuana cuss the new law. Holder reportedly farming is still illegal under wanted more information on federal law. â€œWe could lose funding if how marijuana will be taxed and regulated, and sought we assist in transitioning to clarification on efforts to that production,â€? Lewis said. But it is growable in tramake sure marijuana grown in Washington stays in ditional farming areas of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, Washington. Licenses for growers may the Chimacum Valley and be available midyear and for the agricultural area from Port Townsend to Quilcene, retailers in late 2013. she said.
Can grow anywhere The farming of marijuana could take place anywhere in the state, including the North Olympic Peninsula, said Mikhail Carpenter, another Liquor Control Board spokesman. Laura Lewis, Jefferson Countyâ€™s Washington State University extension agent, agreed. â€œThey call it weed for a reason,â€? she said last week. â€œIt can really grow in almost any environment worldwide. â€œThere would be absolutely no limitation to producing it in Clallam and Jefferson counties.â€? The WSUâ€™s Office of the Associate Dean of Extension
Clallam farms At least two farmers in Clallam County wonâ€™t be farming marijuana: Lee Norton and Doug Hendrickson of Salt Creek Farm west of Port Angeles, and Nash Huber of Nashâ€™s Organic Produce in Sequim. â€œNot a chance,â€? Huber said Friday. â€œI suspect that when you look at places where itâ€™s grown successfully, they are hot; they are like the Yakima Valley.â€? Huber grows tomatoes indoors, but it costs more than it does outdoors, he said. â€œI would say itâ€™s at least twice as expensive,â€?
Huber said. Salt Creek Farm grows and sells vegetables in a coop-like, community-supported-agriculture program that draws many people to their property, Norton said. â€œWe were sort of thinking maybe it would be nice for a cash crop, but there also has been the issue. I donâ€™t think weâ€™d be comfortable trying to do that until recently itâ€™s been illegal, and it seems like if we start growing pot and people know you are growing pot, we would be afraid of who would come around. â€œIt sort of puts out an attractant. â€œThe farm is very open. â€œThere is a cultural thing that I hope goes away as it becomes legitimate.â€? Lewis said Peninsula weather is much like the infamous marijuana-growing area of Northern California. â€œItâ€™s one of the few plants of a cosmopolitan nature,â€? she added. Hops is a similar crop, and it grows abundantly in the Yakima Valley. Much of the agricultural land in Jefferson County is â€œfairly saturated,â€? Lewis added. â€œThere are better soils in Clallam.â€?
CONTINUED FROM A1 The first firefighters on the scene found an attic fire in the home. Firefighters got into the attic from inside the house just as flames broke through the roof. The fire was contained by 10:15 p.m., Young said.
The owner of the home had not been contacted, Young said early Saturday morning, and it was unclear if the house was insured, he said. No damage estimate was available. About 18 firefighters from the Sequim Fire
Department helped put out the fire. Personnel with the Clallam County Public Utility District and Olympic Ambulance and law enforcement officers from Sequim and the Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Office were all on scene to provide assistance.
Briefly: State Police shoot, kill robbery suspect
VANCOUVER, Wash. â€” Police officers investigating a series of armed robberies and a home invasion in Vancouver, Wash., came across two armed men and fatally shot one of them. Police said the men, whose identities werenâ€™t released, were â€œrelated to the ongoing investigation,â€? but authorities did not provide additional details. Police and deputies were in the neighborhood at about 11:30 p.m. Friday investigating a shooting during a home invasion from a day earlier. ________ The description of the shooting suspect matched Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, that of an armed robbery ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ suspect who police believe peninsuladailynews.com. struck two convenience
stores Friday. A police tip that the suspect was going to attend a concert in Vancouver led police to the music venue Pop Culture, where police saw the two men in question walk outside several times to smoke. When they left at about 11:30 p.m., a SWAT team converged on them, and one of the men was shot. The man who was killed reached for a gun after running away from officers, according to police radio monitored at The Columbian, the newspaper reported. Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the officer who fired the shots was from the Vancouver Police Department. The officer, who will be placed on administrative leave per departmental policy, was not identified.
Two teens arrested LACEY â€” Thurston County sheriffâ€™s detectives have arrested two teens in a drive-by shooting that wounded a 15-year-old. The Sheriffâ€™s Office said a 16-year-old believed to be the driver was arrested Friday at a home, and an 18-year-old believed to be the shooter was arrested at River Ridge High School in Lacey. Theyâ€™re facing possible assault and drive-by shooting charges. The Olympian reported that the 15-year-old was one of three people walking Thursday afternoon when the car drove by and a passenger fired six to eight shots. The 15-year-old was hit in the right thigh and treated at a hospital. The shooting was part of a longstanding dispute between two groups. The Associated Press
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Deciding guilt or innocence ONCE A YEAR, I am proud to do my civic duty and take the time to go down to the courthouse to try to get out of jury service. Last week, I was not sucW. Bruce cessful, howCameron ever, even though I informed the judge that I couldn’t serve because I had very important, highly critical stuff to do that I couldn’t precisely identify. A day of jury service is divided into three parts: waiting for lunch, waiting for lunch to end and waiting for the end of the day. There is no better way that I can think of to verify that an hour is made of 60 minutes — and that each minute is made up of an hour. It gets so tedious that when a police officer comes into the waiting area, you half hope you’ll be singled out for pepper spray. Instead, he’ll pull a few dozen prospective jurors and lead you all into the courtroom for voir dire, which is a process in which the prosecution and defense do their best to whittle the large
group down to the 12 dumbest people in the room. Voir dire is a French phrase used by judges and lawyers to mean “we went to law school, soo we understand French and you don’t.” Prospective jurors attempt too answer questions in ways that will persuade the judge they should be excused, somehow avoiding obvious perjury, so all the clever people are released. Which is how I found myself empaneled. nThe questions are pretty stancdard: Have you ever been the victim of a crime? Have you ever been on a jury before? Are you aware that your pants are unzipped? (Jury Tip: Don’t answer “yes” to all three questions.) Many jurors respond to the opportunity to “tell us about yourself” with such a long, self-important explanation that eventually the judge will interrupt and say, “OK, I think we’ve got it.” That’s what happened to me, anyway, which I’m sure irritated the other jurors plenty because I was just getting into “Bruce: The Formative Years, Fourth and Fifth Grade.” They were all glaring at me, disappointed not to hear the full story.
Here’s Tip: H ’ another h Jury J Ti Don’t D ’ burst out laughing, even when the surveillance tape shows the defendant throwing a rock at the store window with such force that it bounces off the glass and bonks him on his head. Apparently, jurors are not supposed to have a sense of humor or ask the judge to run the tape backward for extra giggles. Also frowned upon is for you to whisper “what a moron!” even though there simply is no other way to describe the fact that the guy picked up the rock and did the exact same thing again.
Luckily, the judge’s admonition was that “jurors are to refrain from making comments,” so he apparently blamed all of us equally, which I felt was fair. The third time was a charm for the burglar, who stood to the side and threw the rock in such a way as to punch a perfect hole in the glass, 18 inches in diameter and about 9 feet off the ground, doing his crime spree no good whatsoever. He stood there, patting his head wounds, contemplating his handiwork with a perplexed expression. When his searching gaze brought his face around so that he was looking directly into the
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“I think it would help just because people will think twice before coming into a school and doing something stupid. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to try.”
“It seems like it would, but it would also increase fear in children. Parents might even think of taking them out of the public schools. I feel they really don’t need to go to that extent as to have guards.”
“Unfortunately, it might do that. But the idea is counterintuitive to normal society. I can see both sides, though. Really, we just shouldn’t have to go that far and have armed guards in schools.”
“I think it would help. It seems like it’s needed now. Trying to take away all guns wouldn’t work — probably cause more problems. What about the innocent bystanders if the guard uses his weapon?”
“No, I’m not concerned about safety of students here since it’s a small town. After 9/11, we did everything we could to protect ourselves by increasing security and safety, but what do we lose by putting those armed guards in there?”
Peninsula Voices In recent years, approximately 32,000 Americans died from gunshots annually [according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], about the same number as those who die in traffic accidents. In the past 50 years, more Americans were killed with guns than died in battle in all of our wars. Suicides account for about two-thirds of all firearms deaths, by far the most prevalent method of suicide. When deaths result from occupational, highway or aircraft accidents, we have been quick to react and require changes that improve safety and reduce the hazards.
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“I don’t think so. If someone has a gun and wants to shoot up schools, they’ll find a way to get inside and past the guards. The whole idea of having guards in schools is so unfortunate.”
“There are armed guards in banks and for some politicians. The way our world is right now, we need them. If we all had guns, there’d be less problems. But high-powered weapons need to be off the streets.”
“Only if the guns are held by Green Berets and Army Rangers. If we brought them all back from Afghanistan and Iraq and put them in the schools, [the schools] would become a safer place. Anyone with less training doesn’t stand a chance. ”
However, little has been done to reduce firearm deaths, and some voices actually call for increasing the presence of firearms. Perhaps it is time to examine gun deaths as more of a public health issue than a battle over liberties. Much recent concern has been the result of the events at Newtown, Conn., and elsewhere. Assault-type weapons have received attention, although handguns are the most common method of suicides and most murders. The easy availability of firearms is certainly one factor why so many die. There is no other method of killing that can be so easily accessed and so
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came the picture offered betcamera, r ter resolution than most wedding videos, though as a Jury Tip Tip, I probably shouldn’t have mu murmured, “Well, I’m ready to reach a verdict.” The judge certainly se seemed to feel this was the ccase, anyway. Jury Tip: Those judges can hear everything. When we did reach a verdict, we found the defendant guilty of the lesser charge of malicious destru destruction of property while under the influence of criminal stupid stupidity. We decided that we couldn’t convic convict someone of breaking and t i if all he did was break entering some glass, plus his own head. The judge dismissed us, saying (a) no, I couldn’t have a copy of the tape for YouTube, and (b) we were not to speak about the case to anyone. Honoring his instructions, I have kept the entire matter a secret. Unless you count this column.
impulsively employed. I have no doubt that both gun owners and nongun owners are appalled by the deaths resulting from firearms, but we’ve allowed ourselves to be drawn into a battle of “them against us.” Perhaps if we focused on reducing gun deaths, and put aside our preconceptions of how the other guy thinks, we could make some progress in reducing the deaths and the misery they cause. All of us need to persistently remind our leaders that it is way past time to take concrete and positive action to stop the killing. Gary L. Johnson, Port Angeles
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NRA meaning “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, Dec. 21, 2012. “A teacher who began to evacuate students through a rear door in the room and a campus supervisor persuaded the teenager to put down the gun.” — The New York Times, Jan. 11. “[The LaPierre] statement is at the heart of the problem of gun violence in America today — not just because it is factually flawed, which of course it is, but also because it is morally mistaken, theologically dangerous, and reli-
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giously repugnant. The world is not full of good and bad people; that is not what our Scriptures teach us.” — Theologian Jim Wallis in The Huffington Post, Jan. 18. Maybe NRA should stand for “No Real Awareness.” Bill Marsh, Port Angeles
Right to defend Hurrah to the man who stopped the would-be burglar with a shotgun [“PA Man Holds Burglar at Bay With Shotgun,” PDN, Jan. 23]. What were that person’s intentions? Items in the household? His fiancee? Their little girl?
Anyone who came back twice had determination, and whatever his motives were, it wasn’t his house. Thankfully, there was still a gun on the premises and someone who had the right to use it. What if there hadn’t been? I shudder to think of what could have happened. Hopefully, the legal system will take care of this guy. I hope this incident is a message to “would-be” burglars. To gun owners: If it’s yours, you have the right to defend it. And if you own a gun, make sure you know how to handle it well, and do it with confidence. TURN
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Peninsula Voices CONTINUED FROM A8 nostic characteristic of a high-quality place in which to live. I know I do. We who live in the We have an amendment Sequim School District are in the Constitution that very fortunate to have an gives us the right to own excellent educational sysour guns and defend ourtem. selves. Not only do our students Currently in our country, receive a high-quality learnthere is a move on to take guns from law-abiding gun ing experience, they tend to do extremely well at the colowners, saying it’s because lege level and beyond. of gun violence. It is essential that we I know it’s supposedly assault rifles, but I question maintain what we have and strive to grow even better in so-called “statistics” about the future. gun deaths. The first step is to If a law enforcement officer in the line of duty has to approve the levy in February. kill a criminal, it’s lumped John Beitzel, into a “gun death statistic” Sequim and being used against lawabiding gun rights. John Beitzel is an elected It’s not the law-abiding gun owners with whom this member of the board of commissioners that oversees country has the gun violence problems. Olympic Medical Center Criminals don’t care if and its public hospital disthere are gun laws — they trict. are criminals. Cookie Singhose-Allison, Waterhole ski hut Port Angeles Forty-four years ago, I was a snow ranger at HurSequim levies ricane Ridge. Waterhole, with or withAs a hospital commissioner representing Sequim out a hut, inevitably attracts use, and is part of a and the eastern portion of larger problem in our Clallam County, I am keenly aware of the need to national parks. Most national park manrecruit qualified medical agers have little experience providers to our area. with ski touring. The year 2012 was a remarkably successful year, Even mainstream skiing with 13 new professionals with its lifts and groomed agreeing to come to our area. trails, not allowed in most One of the key things American national parks, is they are looking for is excel- itself usually a small part of lent schools. their experience. Many of the medical pro“Let them use tents” is fessionals who are interthe dismissive response I ested in coming here have often get. or plan to have children Canadians and Europeand so have a very direct ans know better because interest in having access to they’ve more experience excellent education. with the kind of heavy winOthers may simply see ter use that is only beginexcellent schools as a diagning in the U.S.
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Caught in a rant NO CHARGES WILL be filed against a Vancouver, Wash.-area father who ranted on Facebook that he was hoping for a shooting at the nearby school of an opposing prep basketball team. The Camas Police Department said the 39-yearold has apologized and acknowledged the stupidity of his Tuesday night rant during a game between Camas and Skyview high schools. Although the post was discovered near the end of the basketball game, police were not notified until Wednesday. He reportedly wrote: “Camas fans!!!!! Worst in the league!!!! I hope someone shoots up their school really soon!!!!!!!!!!” Camas Police Sgt. Scot Boyles said the man’s actions were alarming but did not reach the level of criminal action. He said the man has been banned from all Camas and Vancouver school property. The Associated Press
A range of winter recreation options will be considered as part of an overall winter-use plan for the park.
The situation we find ourselves in at the beginning of 2013 — oppressive regulation and excessive taxation — is what we allowed to happen because of ignorance, complacency and indifference. Combine that with leaders who we would not have believed would, or could, sell us out in such a traitorous way and thumbed their nose at the constitutional restraints they took an oath to follow. “We are endowed by our creator with certain unalienMy Ski Trails and Wild- Waterhole could be part of able Rights that among this, and I encourage those life book has chapters on these are Life, Liberty and efforts. avalanches, huts, rangers the pursuit of Happiness.” Eric Burr, and Hurricane Ridge that “Whenever any Form of Mazama include details about WaterGovernment becomes hole. destructive of these ends, it We asked Olympic It’s also out on Kindle. is the Right of the People to National Park spokesThe influential signaalter or to abolish it, and tures on the sign-in sheet at woman Barb Maynes for a institute new Government.” Waterhole saved our hut for response. “When a long train of Here it is: an amazing 40-plus years. abuses and usurpations are The Waterhole ski hut It was a tiny but powerful taking place with the idea was removed in October way to encourage intimacy of absolute Despotism, it is 2012 because of safety and with boreal forests. our right and duty to throw liability concerns. This forest encircles the off such Government.” The hut was built in Arctic, and its montane Does any of this sound 1968 by private citizens and extensions bring it far enough south to be accessi- without park permission or familiar? It can be found in its ble to parks and ski resorts authorization. entirety in the Declaration While not a public facilin southern Canada and the of Independence. ity, the hut was used each northern United States. As a nation, we have lost winter by park visitors. Snow sports are how It did not meet safety or our moral compass. most people experience the God has been pushed to building codes for publicboreal. the back burner. use buildings. The more ways we can An example of this: the The cost of upgrading help them know this snowy world, the better chance we and maintaining it for pub- recent school shooting. Understandably, people lic use would have been sighave to conserve and were upset to hear about restore the largest forest on nificant and was not covered within the park’s bud- the death of precious chilEarth. get. dren and were also referred Restoring the hut at
to as babies. The bigger outcry that we should be hearing about is much more significant. As of the first 24 hours of this new year, there were 115,085 babies murdered in the world due to abortion, and continue at more than one per second. These numbers are tracked on www. worldometers.info. Karen Stensland, Sequim
Grant money Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read about more grant-money funding secured for Port Angeles or Clallam County. Shame on you and shame on me for being a part of this. Enough is enough. We can’t even pay back China for the money we’ve borrowed already. The government employees will always borrow and spend as long as we allow it. We need to set an example and quit being such a welfare town. Look around and think about how much money we suck out of the federal budget. A grant for this and a grant for that. I can’t believe the government is still solvent. Oh, wait a minute, it’s not. Oh, well, as long as the government workers keep getting promoted and they don’t feel any adverse effects, then nothing will change. Let’s borrow another $1 million for the airport. What a joke. Maybe not. I better stock up on my ammunition. Evan Bradow, Port Angeles
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Rave of the Week A KIND RAVE for the CenturyLink technician who thwarted a ferocious dog attack toward this senior lady. It happened at the corner of Matson Road and Linderman in Port Angeles. Thank you.
. . . and other Raves A RAVE FOR the woman who found my lost $599 check at the Port Angeles Library on Jan. 18 and turned it into the main desk so that I could retrieve it. I’m so grateful. THANKS TO THE honest person who turned my purse into the Safeway office. Thank you very much for being so honest. RAVE TO THE rant [Rants
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NO-EXCUSE RANT FOR the irate driver trying to back out of a parking space at the Port Angeles Walmart on Jan. 13. If you’re that upset and yelling, you need to look and see why you acted so irrationally. All you did was make yourself look like an idiot. SEQUIM AND PORT Angeles both have off-leash dog parks, but you still see a lot of people in our local parks, beaches and trails with their dogs offleash, even within the city limits. There’s a lady who runs by my house with her dog off-leash, running in everybody’s yard. These people have no respect for the leash law. THIS IS FOR all the foolish people in Sequim off Evans Road who have domestic bunnies and are tired of them, so they turn them out into the wild to get hit by cars. Foolish!
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Lavonne Huffman, left, and Peggy Norris, volunteers for the Clallam County Historical Societyâ€™s Museum at the Carnegie in Port Angeles, look over information sheets Saturday on the 313th anniversary of a giant earthquake that struck the Pacific Northwest coast in 1700. Information on the quake, which had a profound effect on Native American tribes living in the region, will be available at the museum as part of an ongoing exhibit, including accounts from people living in the area at the time.
Political parties elect new officers PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
New officers have been elected for the Democrat and Republican parties for Clallam and Jefferson counties. The Clallam County Democratic Central Committee elected a new chairwoman, Pat Johansen of Sequim, earlier this month. Johansen succeeds Matthew Randazzo, who headed the county committee for the past two years. Johansen is a lifelong Democrat who previously held leadership positions in state and local party organizations in Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina and California. During the past two years, she served the Clallam County Democrats as state committeewoman. After her election Jan. 5, Johansen acknowledged Randazzoâ€™s work in establishing the partyâ€™s new headquarters in downtown Port Angeles and in working toward a merger of the Central Committee and the County Democratic Club. Elected with Johansen were Roger Fight of Sequim, vice chairman; Julie Johnson of Neah Bay, state committeewoman; Joe McGimpsey of Neah Bay, state commit-
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Forde succeeded Terry Schwiethale. Forde was appointed secretary, while Kaj Ahlberg of Port Angeles was named treasurer. Elected officers for the Clallam County Republican Party serve two-year terms, Pilling said.
Jefferson County All the members of the Jefferson County Democratsâ€™ executive board were reelected for 2013 on Dec. 8 and will serve one-year terms. They are George Yount, chairman; Linda Abbott Roe, vice chairwoman; Ron Hayes, treasurer; Clara Mason, recording secretary; Claire Roney, state committeewoman; and Bill Miller, state committeeman. The Jefferson County Republican Central Committee elected officers Dec. 8. Elected to the executive committee by precinct officers were Gene Farr, chairman; Carrie Hosfeldt, vice chairwoman; Arthur Hosfeldt, treasurer; Sunday Pace, state committeewoman; and Larry Hovde, state committeeman. Dan Youra was appointed secretary.
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PENINSULA DAILY NEWS for Sunday, January 27, 2013 SECTION
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Sequim remains in tie for first PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SILVERDALE — Jayson Brocklesby lit up the scoreboard again with 32 points to spark the Sequim boys basketball team past Klahowya in Olympic League action. The Wolves blasted the Eagles 70-36 on Friday night to remain tied for first with Olympic, which beat North Mason 76-33 on Friday. Both teams have identical 11-1 league and 13-3 overall records. The Wolves surged in the second quarter against the Eagles, outscoring them 26-9 and taking control of the game with a 43-18 lead at halftime. “We really came out in the second quarter playing better offense, and we really knocked them down on defense, too,” Sequim coach Greg Glasser said. The Wolves dished out 20 assists and played well as a team, Glasser added. “We played textbook basketball. It’s good to see that as we head into the postseason.” The Wolves next play their final home game of the season Tuesday night against North Kitsap (7-4, 8-7) and then concludes the season with three road games. The first of those is at archrival Port Angeles (2-11, 3-14) on Thursday night. Against Klahowya, Brocklesby earned his fourth 30-plus points game this year on 14 of 16 shooting from the field, 1 of 2 from 3-point range. He also had seven rebounds and four steals while Rory Kallappa added 10 points and six boards and Gabe Carter earned nine points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots. Erik Christensen, meanwhile, netted nine points, grabbed eight rebounds and had two blocks.
Riders rout Knights PA remains at the top of league BY LEE HORTON PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Sometimes a plan just comes together. The Port Angeles Roughriders responded nicely after suffering their first league loss of the season earlier this week by soundly pounding Bremerton 61-41 Friday night in a battle between the Olympic League’s top two teams. For the most part, the game went exactly how the Riders drew it up. “It wasn’t what we were expecting [to win by this much], but it’s what we were hoping for,” Port Angeles coach Michael Poindexter said. The Port Angeles defense dominated from the start, holding the Knights scoreless for more than four minutes to open the game. Later in the first quarter, the offense went on a tear that put the game out of reach. Madison Hinrichs and Macy Walker both nailed 3-pointers in the final minute of the opening quarter to give the Riders a 16-4 advantage. The Riders then scored the first 12 points of the second quarter. By the time Bremerton’s Sawyer Kluge ended the run, Port Angeles led 28-6. At halftime, the score was 33-9. The plan was to slow down Kluge, the league’s top scorer who averages more than 20 points per game, and put the onus on the other Knights to win the game for Bremerton. “We knew we weren’t going to hold her down tonight, but we wore her down,” Poindexter said.
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Port Angeles’ Macy Walker, left, slips around Bremerton’s Eboni Harpes, right, and Alyssa Beach during the first quarter on Friday night at Port Angeles High School. “We had three different defenders on her; we had Maddy Hinrichs, Shayla Northern, we had Kylee Jeffers — they were the same three who defended her last time [when Kluge was held to 14 points on 3 for 24
shooting]. “We just got fresh legs against her all game long.” Kluge finished with 21 points (“She worked hard for her 21,” Poindexter said) and Terra Driskel contributed 13, but only
Sequim (70) Brocklesby 32, Kallappa 10, Carter 9, Christensen 9, Pinza 5, Lee 1, Barry 2, Shimer 2. Klahowya (36) Ganowski 13, Fagan 5, Sheets 4, Hawley 1, Ward 7, Roberts 3, Gotchall 3.
Forks 49, Montesano 28
Forks 49, Montesano 28 Forks Montesano
10 17 14— 49 9 5 5— 28 Individual scoring
Forks (49) Decker 16, Gonzales 12, Gilmore 10, Harris 4, Jacobson 4, Hatch 3. Montesano (28) Roy 19, Ibabo 2, Rogers 4, O’Hashi 3.
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26 14 13— 70 9 10 6— 36 Individual scoring
MONTESANO — The Spartans erupted in the second half behind the 28 combined points from Braden Decker and Leo Gonzales in the SWL-Evergreen Division game Friday night. The two teams were tied at 18 points apiece at intermission but the Spartans outscored the Bulldogs 31-10 in the second half to waltz away for the blowout win. Decker led with 16 points while Gonzales had 12 and Nick Gilmore added 10. Forks was short-handed as starting guard Colton Raben missed the game because of the flu but the Spartans came out strong in the second half and never looked back. “Everyone stepped up and did an excellent job,” Forks coach Rick Gooding said. “Nick Gilmore stepped up for us and scored 10 big points while Leo Gonzales also did a great job of scoring and rebounding. “And Mark Jacobson did a great job rebounding for us.” The Spartans did an outstanding job in the second half on defense, holding the Bulldogs to three field goals and four free throws the entire half, five points in each quarter, Gooding said. “Every single player that came in contributed in one way or another. It was just a great team effort.” Forks next plays at Tenino on Tuesday night.
Sequim 70, Klahowya 36 Sequim Klahowya
two other Knights scored in the game. In the third quarter, Bremerton (10-2, 10-6) finally looked like a team that came into the game tied for first place.
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Port Townsend’s Codi Hallinan (21) looks for a shot during Olympic League action against the North Kitsap Vikings on Friday night at Port Townsend.
Vikings trim Redskins Johnson’s 17 helps keep PT close in game PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND — For the second time in four days, Kristin Brown and Rebekah Baugh lit up the scoreboard to lead North Kitsap to a win over a North Olympic Peninsula team. Brown scored 18 points and Baugh threw in 17 in the Vikings 53-43 win over Port Townsend on Friday. On Tuesday, Brown and Baugh both had 18 points as North Kitsap handed Port Angeles its first Olympic League loss of the season.
Girls Hoops Jewel Johnson had another solid game for the Redskins, pouring in 17 points, including four 3-pointers. Gabrielle Hossack added seven points in the loss, and Codi Hallinan had six. Molly Lemmon grabbed 14 rebounds for the Vikings (7-4, 8-6). Port Townsend (6-7, 10-7) travels to play Bremerton, which sits in second place (10-2, 10-6) in the Olympic League standings after losing by 20 points to Port Angeles on Friday. North Kitsap 53, Port Townsend 43 North Kitsap 15 Port Townsend 10
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Individual scoring North Kitsap (53) Lemmon 4, Brown 18, Baugh 17, Snyder 4, Nold 8, Krol 2. Port Townsend (43) Johnson 17, Rubio 4, Rutenbeck 1, Lyons 6, Hossack 7, Hallinan 6, Apker 2.
Crescent 30, Clallam Bay 29 JOYCE — The Loggers barely survived the Bruins to win the game and claim a spot in next month’s tri-district tournament. Crescent led by six heading into the fourth quarter, but saw four starters foul out while Clallam Bay was mounting a comeback. The Bruins had a chance to win with two seconds left, but were unable to make the shot. TURN
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Billionaire Ron Burkle has taken his interest in the Sacramento Kings all the way to the top. Burkle met with NBA Commissioner David Stern for two hours at the league’s New York headquarters this week, NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed. No other details of the meeting were given. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press earlier this week that Burkle, a Southern Californiabased businessman and coowner of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, was in “serious talks” with 24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov to collaborate on a counteroffer for the Kings. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the discussions. The Maloof family already has a signed agreement to sell the Kings to a group that includes hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, who intend to move the franchise to Seattle and restore the SuperSonics name. The NBA Board of Governors must approve any sale. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is doing his best to block the move. Johnson, a former NBA AllStar, will get a chance to present a bid to NBA owners that will keep the team in California’s capital city — with a plan to help finance a new downtown arena. TURN
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013
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Scoreboard Area Sports Bowling LAUREL LANES Thursday Longhouse Market Men’s high game: Sean Slowey, 255; men’s high series: Gary Wright, 660. Women’s high game: Janet Elofson, 191; women’s high series: Janet Elofson, 541. Leading team: Chlena’s Jewels. Lakeside Big Four Men’s high game: Skeet Dugdale, 279; men’s high series: Tone Chapman, 716. Leading team: Pocket Rockets. Birch’s Molar Bowlers Men’s high game: Mac Shawver, 213; men’s high series: Mac Shawver, 620. Women’s high game: Catherine Woodahl, 200; women’s high series: Catherine Woodahl, 535. Leading team: Old Growth. Tuesday Laurel Lanes Seniors Men’s high game: Dick Roper, 176; men’s high series: Dick Roper, 476. Women’s high game: Audre Bower, 181; women’s high series: Hazel Vail, 480. Leading teams: Laurel Lanes and The Kids are tied. Mixed Up Mix Men’s high game: DeAndre Harris, 243; men’s high series: DeAndre Harris, 649. Women’s high game: Mary Jane Birdsong, 221; women’s high series: Mary Jane Birdsong, 557. Tuesday Brunch League High score: Cheri Pysson, 202. High series: Cheri Pysson, 543. First place team: Salon@Tuscany. Monday Les Schwab Mixed Majors Men’s high game: Brandon VanWinkle, 255; men’s high series: Brandon VanWinkle, 693. Women’s high game: Linda Chansky, 214; women’s high series: Linda Chansky, 552. Leading team: Red Carpet Car Wash. Monday Night Mixed Men’s high game: Herb Woods, 234; men’s high game: Travis Peterson, 579. Women’s high game: Dawn Barrett, 211; women’s high series: Dawn Barrett, 529. Leading team: Sew It Seams. Baxter Auto Parts Old Timers Men’s high game: Jay Cameron, 257; men’s high series: Jay Cameron, 664. Women’s high game: Joan Wright, 141; women’s high series: Joan Wright, 407. Saturday, Jan. 19 Pee Wee Kids League Boys’ high game: Robert Wold, 118. Girls’ high game: Clohena Morrison, 101. Bantam Kids League Girls’ high game: Sierra Burkett, 130; girls’ high series: Sierra Burkett, 310. Junior Kids League Boys’ high game: Casey Sisneros, 212; boys’ high series: Casey Sisneros, 522. Girls’ high game: Malyssa Gannon, 96; girls’ high series: Malyssa Gannon, 239. Friday, Jan. 18 7 Cedars Mixed Men’s high game: Bill Gannon, 278; men’s high series: Bill Gannon, 702. Women’s high game: Rita Berson, 234; women’s high series: Rita Berson, 676.
Golf PENINSULA GOLF CLUB Thursday Men’s Club Throw Out Three Worst Holes Gross: Gary Thorne, 54; Mike DuPuis, 57. Net: Joe Tweter, 46; Mike Sorenson, 48; Steve Callis, 49; Dennis Ingram, 50; Quint Boe, 51. Team gross: Gary Thorne and Mike DuPuis, 67; Gary Thorne and Rob Botero, 68; Gary Thorne and Kevin Russell, 68; Gary Thorne and Gerald Petersen, 68. Team net: Steve Callis and Jerry Hendericks, 60; Joe Tweter and Dennis Ingram, 61; Mike Sorenson and Buddy Fraser, 63; Lyle Andrus and Jack Heckman, 63; Stee Callis and Duane Vernon, 63; Tom Hainstock and Dick Elmer, 63. Tuesday Men’s Club Sub Par One Hole Each Nine Gross: Mike Clayton, 70; Steve Callis, 72. Net: Larry Bourm, 62; David Henderson, 64; Gordon Thomson, 65; Rick Parkhurst, 66; John Pruss, 66. Team gross: Mike Clayton and Gene Ketchum, 67; Mike Clayton and Jim Cole, 69. Team net: Mike Clayton and Larry Bourm, 58; Gene Ketchum and Larry Bourm, 59; Larry Aillaud and Buddy Fraser, 61; Rick Parkhurst and Mike Sorenson, 62; Jim Cole and Larry Bourm, 62; Gene Middleton and Gordon Thomson, 62; Gene Norton and Gordon Thomson, 62; Steve Callis and Jerry Hendricks, 62. Sunday, Jan. 20 Men’s Club Sub Par Any Two Holes Gross: Rick Parkhurst, 70; Rick Hoover, 72. Net: Ray Santiago, 67; Bob Dutrow, 67; Mel Triggs, 67; Gary Reidel, 68; Buddy Fraser, 68; David Henderson, 68; Steve Jones, 68; Kui Solomon, 68; Mike Sorenson, 69; Don Dundon, 69; Gene Ketchum, 69. Friday, Jan. 18 Winter League Jan. 18 — Week 15 Team Points 1. Golf Shop Guys 34 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. Saturday, Jan. 12 Men’s Club Better Nine Gross: Gary Thorne, 33. Net: Gene Middleton, 29.5; Bob Dutrow, 30; Bill Rinehart, 31; Buddy Fraser, 31.5; Bob Brodhun, 33; Mike DuPuis, 33; Tim Lusk, 33. Team gross: Gary Thorne and Mike DuPuis, 63. Team Net: Steve Main and Buddy Fraser, 60; Ray Dooley and Gary McLaughlin, 60; Bill Rinehart and Joe Tweter, 62; Gene Middleton and Dave Boerigter, 62; Ray Dooley and Dave
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Henderson, 63; Gene Middleton and Andy Duran, 63. SUNLAND GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB Wednesday Men’s Selective Nine Gross: Jay Tomlin, 32. Net: Maury Fitzgerald, 30; Jack Real, 25.5; Tom Caufield, 25.5; Dennis Powell, 25.5. THE CEDARS AT DUNGENESS Wednesday Men’s Club Best Nine Flight One Gross: Grant Ritter, 35. Net: Rodney Harp, 31; Dave Yasumura, 33. Flight Two Gross: Cary Richardson, 41. Net: Mike Sutton, 33; Ken Beard, 34. Flight Three Gross: Ron Fye, 43. Net: Bates Bankert, 30; Richard Koharian, 33. Closest to pin No. 8 Low division: Ray DeJong, 10 ft. High division: Barry Tuteur, 8 ft. 7 in. No. 17 Low division: Ken Beard, 26 ft. 7 in. High division: Bob Hammond, 52 ft. No. 11 Open: Brian Anderson, 9 ft. 3 ft. SKYRIDGE GOLF COURSE Sunday, Jan. 20 Member’s Club Better Nine (Silver tees) Gross: Ken Chace, 32; Jeff Pedersen, 36. Net: Jerry Pedersen, 30.5; Dennis Ferrie, 30.5. Net: Jerry Pedersen, 30.5; Dennis Ferrie, 30.5; Mark Willis, 32; Shane Price, 33; Dan Reeves, 33.5; Adam Mackay, 33.5; John Naples, 33.5; Terry Randall, 34.5; Martin Pedersen, 34.5; Richard Garvey, 34.5.
Basketball PORT ANGELES MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE Standings through Thursday Team W L Anytime Fitness Seq 9 1 Joshua’s Lounge 8 1 Skyridge Golf Course 8 1 7 Cedars Casino 7 2 Next Door Gastropub 6 4 Langston Services 5 3 Baston Enterprises 5 4 Strait Floor/Wired 4 5 Cougars 3 6 Team Atlas 2 7 Westend Ballers 1 8 Higher/Grandview 0 8 Sunny Farms 0 9 Thursday Langston Services 63, Westend Ballers 43 High scorers LS: Greg Glasser, 23; Jon Eekhoff, 19. WB: Mike Peterson, 13; Sean Smith, 10. Next Door Gastropub 93, Cougars 72. High scorers ND: TJ McKinney, 44; Colin Anderson, 18. C: Nathan Hofer, 23; Ryan Norfleet, 16. Tuesday 7 Cedars Casino 29, Team Atlas 68 High scorers 7C: Ben Shamp, 29; Danny Linde, 21. TA: Shea Bedortha, 33; Jordan Felton, 21. Baston Enterprises 86, Higher Grounds/ Grandview Grocery 69 High scorers BE: Antonio Stevenson, 18; Jakoba Square, 13. HG: Randy Veenstra, 20; Jeff Berry, 12.
Volleyball PORT ANGELES PARKS & RECREATION COED LEAGUE Standings through Saturday Team W L Volleyball United 11 0 7 Cedars Casino 10 0 Hutchinson Construct 6 5 Zbaraschuk Dental 6 5 The Tribe 6 6 Gone Squatchin’ 4 6 High Energy Metals 4 7 Laurel Dental Clinic 4 7 Serena’s Spikers 1 10 Wednesday Gone Squatchin’ 25, High Energy Metals 20 High Energy Metals 25, Gone Squatchin’ 16 High Energy Metals 25, Gone Squatchin’ 15 Gone Squatchin’ 25, Laurel Dental Clinic 23 Laurel Dental Clinic 25, Gone Squatchin’ 23 Laurel Dental Clinic 25, Gone Squatchin’ 17 Tuesday Hutchinson Construction 25, 7 Cedars Casino 18 7 Cedars Casino 25, Hutchinson Construction 21 7 Cedars Casino 25, Hutchinson Construction 15 Serena’s Spikers 25, The Tribe 15 The Tribe 25, Serena’s Spikers 14 Serena’s Spikers 25, The Tribe 16 Volleyball United 25, Zbaraschuk Dental Care 20 Volleyball United 25, Zbaraschuk Dental Care 23 Volleyball United 25, Zbaraschuk Dental Care 14 Hutchinson Construction 25, 7 Cedars Casino 18 7 Cedars Casino 25, Hutchinson Construction 21 7 Cedars Casino 25, Hutchinson Construction 15 Serena’s Spikers 25, The Tribe 15 The Tribe 25, Serena’s Spikers 14 Serena’s Spikers 25, The Tribe 16 Volleyball United 25, Zbaraschuk Dental Care 20 Volleyball United 25, Zbaraschuk Dental Care 23 Volleyball United 25, Zbaraschuk Dental Care 14
Preps Basketball Friday’s Scores BOYS BASKETBALL Adna 78, Mossyrock 49 Anacortes 71, Sedro-Woolley 52 Archbishop Murphy 68, Coupeville 28 Arlington 70, Lake Stevens 62 Auburn 65, Thomas Jefferson 59 Auburn Mountainview 49, Lakes 46 Bear Creek School 54, Seattle Lutheran 41 Bellarmine Prep 45, Lincoln 41 Bellevue 51, Mercer Island 50 Bethel 54, Rogers (Puyallup) 44
Bothell 96, Inglemoor 67 Bremerton 87, Port Angeles 61 Burlington-Edison 72, Bellingham 62 Cascade Christian 46, Charles Wright Academy 43 Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 67, Eatonville 44 Cedar Park Christian (Mountlake Terrace) 84, Orcas Island 62 Cedarcrest 67, Granite Falls 51 Central Valley 63, Shadle Park 52 Chewelah 64, Freeman 34 Chief Sealth 87, Ingraham 53 Clover Park 85, Sumner 68 Colton 58, St. John-Endicott 47 Columbia (Burbank) 55, Royal 47 Colville 60, East Valley (Spokane) 46 Connell 47, Warden 37 Curtis 62, Emerald Ridge 38 Cusick 74, Northport 53 Davenport 45, Reardan 29 Davis 67, Sunnyside 63 Decatur 63, Bonney Lake 54 East Valley (Yakima) 57, Othello 44 Eastlake 57, Woodinville 45 Eastmont 75, Eisenhower 27 Edmonds-Woodway 69, Mariner 55 Ellensburg 55, Ephrata 33 Enumclaw 60, Peninsula 42 Federal Way 63, Puyallup 51 Ferris 62, Gonzaga Prep 47 Forks 49, Montesano 28 Foss 84, North Thurston 60 Franklin 90, Cleveland 45 Franklin Pierce 72, Fife 60 Friday Harbor 64, LaConner 52 Garfield 61, Ballard 50 Garfield-Palouse 65, Tekoa-Oakesdale 31 Glacier Peak 67, Meadowdale 30 Grandview 80, Selah 62 Granger 69, Goldendale 63 Highland 62, La Salle 50 Hockinson 51, R.A. Long 44 Hoquiam 64, Tenino 54, OT Ilwaco 68, Stevenson 63 Inchelium 69, Curlew 46 Interlake 59, Juanita 50 Issaquah 53, Skyline 43 Jackson 71, Lynnwood 51 Kamiak 97, Cascade (Everett) 72 Kennedy 50, Evergreen (Seattle) 36 Kent-Meridian 55, Kentwood 49 Kentridge 63, Kentlake 37 Kiona-Benton 64, Wahluke 36 Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 60, Medical Lake 57 Lakeside (Seattle) 66, Blanchet 36 Lakewood 47, King’s 41 Lewis and Clark 53, Rogers (Spokane) 50 Liberty 41, Lake Washington 28 Liberty (Spangle) 58, Springdale 36 Liberty Bell 48, Bridgeport 32 Liberty Christian 39, Pomeroy 34 Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 68, Colfax 51 Lindbergh 63, Tyee 57 Lummi 59, Lopez 24 Lyle-Wishram 65, Yakama Tribal 43 Lynden 62, Blaine 24 Mark Morris 57, Ridgefield 42 Marysville-Getchell 55, Everett 35 Monroe 61, Snohomish 53 Morton/White Pass 51, Napavine 31 Mount Si 53, Sammamish 41 Mount Tahoma 68, Shelton 44 Mount Vernon Christian 56, Shoreline Christian 54 Mountlake Terrace 52, Shorewood 50 Mt. Rainier 80, Auburn Riverside 72 Mt. Spokane 57, North Central 38 Naches Valley 66, Mabton 30 Naselle 69, Ocosta 53 Newport 65, Roosevelt 51 North Kitsap 59, Port Townsend 28 Northwest School 60, Concrete 51 O’Dea 62, Eastside Catholic 50 Oak Harbor 51, Shorecrest 44 Oakville 53, North River 27 Olympia 58, Yelm 37 Olympic 76, North Mason 33 Onalaska 43, Pe Ell 34 Overlake School 60, Eastside Prep 24 Pasco 65, Chiawana 57 Pateros 44, Mansfield 29 Pullman 74, Deer Park 34 Quincy 67, Omak 26 Rainier 60, Elma 56 Rainier Beach 73, Bainbridge 49 Raymond 68, Northwest Christian (Lacey) 32 Renton 65, Highline 30 Republic 68, Columbia (Hunters) 27 Richland 83, Walla Walla 61 River Ridge 63, Black Hills 52 Riverside 53, Newport 46 Riverside Christian 56, Kittitas 32 Seattle Academy 60, Bush 34 Seattle Christian 87, Life Christian Academy 65 Sequim 70, Klahowya 36 Shorewood Christian 73, Christian Faith 62 South Kitsap 78, Central Kitsap 62 Squalicum 74, Mount Baker 56 St. George’s 57, Northwest Christian (Colbert) 50 Stadium 47, Gig Harbor 41 Stanwood 75, Marysville-Pilchuck 54 Sultan 60, South Whidbey 44 Sunnyside Christian 59, Trout Lake-Glenwood 18 Tacoma Baptist 51, Crosspoint Academy 28 Timberline 69, Wilson 62 Todd Beamer 76, Graham-Kapowsin 38 Toledo 52, Kalama 50 Touchet 60, LaCrosse/Washtucna 57 Tulalip Heritage 58, Grace Academy 34 Union 82, Heritage 49 University 59, Mead 48 University 59, Mead 48 Valley Christian 57, Wilbur-Creston 45 Wapato 60, Prosser 55 Washington 57, Orting 30 Wellpinit 60, Odessa-Harrington 50 Wenatchee 48, Moses Lake 47 West Valley (Spokane) 72, Cheney 48 West Valley (Yakima) 62, Toppenish 41 White River 52, Steilacoom 50 Willapa Valley 64, South Bend 41 Winlock 45, Toutle Lake 40 Wishkah Valley 62, Lake Quinault 43 Woodland 45, Columbia (White Salmon) 43 Zillah 62, Cle Elum/Roslyn 33 GIRLS BASKETBALL Anacortes 56, Sedro-Woolley 41 Archbishop Murphy 78, Coupeville 42 Auburn Mountainview 49, Lakes 46 Ballard 61, Garfield 40 Bear Creek School 38, Seattle Lutheran 13 Bellarmine Prep 56, Lincoln 38 Blaine 37, Lynden 26 Blanchet 45, Lakeside (Seattle) 34
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013
Azarenka defends Aussie Open title BY JOHN PYE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka had the bulk of the crowd against her. The fireworks were fizzling out, and when she looked over the net she saw Li Na crashing to the court and almost knocking herself out. Considering the cascading criticism she’d encountered after her previous win, Azarenka didn’t need the focus of the Australian Open final to be on another medical timeout. So after defending her title with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over the sixth-seeded Li in one of the most unusual finals ever at Melbourne Park, Azarenka understandably dropped her racket and cried tears of relief late Saturday night. She heaved as she sobbed into a towel beside the court, before regaining her composure to collect the trophy. “It isn’t easy, that’s for sure, but I knew what I had to do,” the 23-year-old Belarusian said. “I had to stay calm. I had to stay positive. I just had to deal with the things that came onto me.” There were a lot of those things squeezed into the 2-hour, 40-minute match. Li, who was playing her second Australian Open final in three years, twisted her ankle and tumbled to the court in the second and third sets. The second time was on the point immediately after a 10-minute delay for the Australia Day fireworks — a familiar fixture in downtown Melbourne on Jan. 26, but not usually coinciding
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus hits a forehand return to China’s Li Na during the women’s final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday. with a final. Li had been sitting in her chair during the break, while Azarenka jogged and swung her racket around before leaving the court to rub some liniment into her legs to keep warm.
Tumbles to ground The 30-year-old Chinese player had tumbled to the court after twisting her left ankle and had it taped after falling in the fifth game of the second set. Immediately after the fireworks ceased, and with
smoke still in the air, she twisted the ankle again, fell and hit the back of her head on the hard court. The 2011 French Open champion was treated immediately by a tournament doctor and assessed for a concussion in another medical timeout before resuming the match. “I think I was a little bit worried when I was falling,” Li said, in her humorous, self-deprecating fashion. “Because two seconds I couldn’t really see anything. It was totally black.
“So when the physio come, she was like, ‘Focus on my finger.’ I was laughing. I was thinking, ‘This is tennis court, not like hospital.’” Li’s injury was obvious and attracted even more support for her from the 15,000-strong crowd. Azarenka had generated some bad PR by taking a medical timeout after wasting five match points on her own serve in her semifinal win over American teenager Sloane Stephens on Thursday. She came back
after the break and finished off Stephens in the next game, later telling an oncourt interviewer that she “almost did the choke of the year.” She was accused of gamesmanship and manipulating the rules to get time to regain her composure against Stephens, but defended herself by saying she actually was having difficulty breathing because of a rib injury that needed to be fixed. That explanation didn’t convince everybody. So
Cougars hold off Beavers, win 71-68 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Mike Ladd had a careerhigh 23 points and Washington State held off Oregon State down the stretch Saturday afternoon for a 71-68 win. Brock Motum added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (11-9, 2-5 Pac12), who won their first road game in five tries this season. Ahmad Starks had 17 points and eight assists for Oregon State (11-9, 1-6). Starks was wide of the basket on a potential gametying 3-pointer from the top of the arc in the closing seconds. That followed Washington State’s DaVonte Lacy’s two missed free throws and Starks’ layup with 7.9 seconds left to cut the Cougars’ advantage to one. OSU’s Royce Woolridge then made two foul shots, setting up Starks’ final attempt. Ladd’s lay-in gave Washington State its first lead of the second half at 37-36 after the Cougars trailed by four at halftime. Oregon State came back with a 7-2 run, as Joe Burton’s layup put the Beavers back up four. Motum later hit his third 3-pointer of the second half to give the Cougars the lead
for good, 54-51. Motum then made two free throws with 8:42 left after a technical foul on Oregon State coach Craig Robinson. That gave Motum 15 points in the second half and Washington State a five-point lead. D.J. Shelton added a 3-pointer with 6:42 left to make it an 8-0 Cougars run. Oregon State closed within 63-60 on a deep 2-pointer by Starks with 3:57 left. The Beavers got within two twice, the last time at 66-64 on Devon Collier’s lay-in with 1:24 remaining. Woolridge scored the last seven points for the Cougars, including a free throw to make it 69-64 with 51 seconds left. Washington State had a 39-27 rebounding edge, including 10 from D.J. Shelton. The Cougars shot 25 of 56 overall, while Oregon State was 26 of 55. Ladd hit from outside to put Washington State up 11-7, the Cougars’ biggest lead of the first half. Oregon State answered with an 8-0 run — including two Starks 3-pointers — to go up by four. Ladd later hit a layup with 4:24 remaining to reach 17 points for the half THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and cut the Beavers’ lead to 23-21. Roberto Nelson hit a Washington State’s DaVonte Lacy (3) drives against Oregon State’s Olaf deep 3-pointer in transition Schaftenaar (30) and Roberto Nelson (55) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., on Saturday. as time expired.
when she walked onto Rod Laver Arena on Saturday, there were some people who booed, and others who heckled her or mimicked the distinctive hooting sound she makes when she hits the ball. “Unfortunately, you have to go through some rough patches to achieve great things,” she said. “That’s what makes it so special for me. I went through that, and I’m still able to kiss that beautiful trophy.” She didn’t hold a grudge. “I was expecting way worse, to be honest. What can you do? You just have to go out there and try to play tennis in the end of the day,” she said. “It’s a tennis match, tennis battle, final of the Australian Open. I was there to play that. “The things what happened in the past, I did the best thing I could to explain, and it was left behind me already.” The match contained plenty of nervy moments and tension, and 16 service breaks — nine for Li. But it also produced plenty of winners and bravery on big points. Azarenka will retain the No. 1 ranking she’s mostly held since her first Grand Slam win in Melbourne last year. Li moved into the top five and is heartened by a recent trend of Australian runner-ups winning the French Open. She accomplished that in 2011, as did Ana Ivanovic (2008) and Maria Sharapova (2012). “I wish I can do the same this year, as well,” Li said.
Oregon women nip WSU THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
PULLMAN — Ariel Thomas’ tie-breaking 3-pointer with 28 seconds remaining helped Oregon beat Washington State 70-68 Friday night to win its first Pac-12 game of the season. Thomas, who finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, also made two free throws in the closing seconds as the Ducks (3-16, 1-6 Pac-12) ended an eight-game losing streak and won for the first time in nine games away from home this season.
Delgado top scorer Amanda Delgado led Oregon with 21 points, all scored from behind the 3-point line where she was 7 for 13. Thomas made four of Oregon’s 12 3-pointers, while Washington State had four. Jillian Alleyne had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Ducks. Tia Presley led Washington State (5-13, 1-6) with 16 points. Lia Galdeira scored 13 points for the Cougars.
Riders: Beat Bremerton Knights by 20 points CONTINUED FROM B1 Angeles was 11 points, and the Riders again controlled The Knights outscored the fourth quarter. “They had a nice third the Riders 21-10 in the quarter behind Kluge’s quarter, and they earned scoring, Driskell’s 3-point that,” Poindexter said of the shooting and their specialty, Knights. “But that fourth quarter rebounding. “They’re the best was nice. We found ourrebounding team in the selves again and got comleague, without a doubt,” fortable. I thought it was a very mature effort on our Poindexter said. “They’re a solid rebound- part.” Unlike Bremerton, the ing team, and I think that’s how they’ve won the [high] Riders had a number of players contribute. number of games. Hinrichs topped the “They’re scrappy, they’re active, they get after it, they team with 16 points, including a key bucket that broke don’t quit.” However, the closest the Knights’ 10-0 scoring Bremerton came to Port run in the third quarter,
and six steals. As a team, Port Angeles racked up 27 steals, which accounted for all but 33 of Bremerton’s turnovers. Walker, who leads the league in steals, had five and scored 14 points. “The thing about Macy, she gets both hands in. She uses her [5-foot-4] height to her advantage, and she comes through and grabs the ball with two hands,” Poindexter said. “She doesn’t swipe and swat, she reaches with both hands and grabs. It’s a very effective technique.” Junior post Bailee Jones scored in double figures for
the third time in four games with 10 points, and had six rebounds and four steals. “I think Bailee Jones did some things tonight that were a big step for her personally,” Poindexter said. “Bailee’s been progressing game by game by game, but I think this was a new level for her. “Different kids progress at different parts of the season. It was this time last year that Mariah Frazier became a better player, and I think Bailee may be starting to take that next step.” Krista Johnson had seven points and four assists to go along with her
four steals; Frazier had eight points, six rebounds and two steals; and Northern and Kylee Jeffers both had four assists and three steals apiece. The win was obviously big for the Riders — it essentially gives them a two-game lead in the league standings. But they still have three games left. “Our message was, basically, this [game] wasn’t for the league championship,” Poindexter said. “We’ve got to go to Port Townsend, we’ve got to go to Olympic, and then we’ve got Sequim here. It’s a rivalry
game, kids get tight, you never know [what will happen].” Poindexter pointed out that the Wolves will have leading scorer Alexas Besand, who missed last month’s rivalry game due to injury, when Sequim (5-7, 7-9) and Port Angeles (12-1, 12-4) play Thursday. Port Angeles 61, Bremerton 41 Bremerton 4 5 21 11— 41 Port Angeles 16 17 10 18— 61 Individual scoring Bremerton (41) Driskell 13, Kluge 21, Harpes 5, Jackson 2. Port Angeles (61) Frazier 8, Hinrichs 16, Northern 4, Walker 14, Johnson 7, Jones 10, Jeffers 2.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013
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Preps: Roughriders win league wrestling title The Riders had two wins via forfeit. Both of Sequimâ€™s wins were by decision. Brett Wright topped Andrew Harrelson 8-2 at 152 and Brandon Field defeated Crain at 132. Port Angeles (8-0, 13-2) hosts the Olympic League sub-regional tournament on Friday and Saturday.
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North Kitsap 59, Port Townsend 28 POULSBO â€” The Vikings started using more team speed in the second quarter after trailing 10-5 early to dominate the Redskins on Friday night. Jacob Hill finished with 21 points, four rebounds and six assists to lead the Vikings (7-4, 8-7) to the Olympic League victory. Brian LeMaster had a team-high 11 points for the Redskins (3-10, 6-11) while Jarrod Felix added 10 points and five rebounds for North Kitsap. The Vikings led 31-14 at halftime and never looked back. Port Townsend next hosts Bremerton (10-2, 12-4) on Tuesday night.
Boys Swimming Port Angeles 100, Olympic 78
North Kitsap 59, Port Townsend 28 Port Townsend 10 4 7 7â€” 28 North Kitsap 5 26 16 12â€” 59 Individual scoring Port Townsend (28) LeMaster 11, Dwyer 6, Oâ€™Brien 3, Russell 3, King 2, Arthur 3. North Kitsap (59) Hill 21, Felix 10, Graebner 8, Lindsey 6, Roberts 4, Lee 1, Perry 4, Gill 2, Felix 10, Urquhart 3.
Bremerton 87, Port Angeles 61
John Macias of Port Angeles swims to a state time in the 100-yard backstroke against Olympic. each. Deonte Dixon scored a game-high 29 points and had four steals for the Knights. Port Angeles has a bye Tuesday night and next will host rival Sequim on Thursday night.
rebounds to spark the Rangers over Mount Rainier Lutheran in the Sea-Tac League game. Jason Smith added 17 points and four steals for Quilcene while Jacob Pleines had 12 points and four assists. It was the first league win for the Rangers this year. Quilcene led 14-13 at intermission and increased the lead to 27-21 going into the final period.
BREMERTON â€” The Knights remained in third place in the Olympic Bremerton 87, League, a game behind Port Angeles 61 leaders Sequim and OlymPort Angeles 11 14 13 23â€” 61 pic, after defeating the Bremerton 20 20 23 24â€” 87 Roughriders on Friday Individual scoring Port Angeles (61) night. Schumacher 13, Konopaski 11, Treider 11, Bremerton, which scored Gunderson 8, Payton 8, Hathaway 6, Elliott 3, Isett 20 or more points in each 1. quarter, improved to 10-2 in Bremerton (87) Quilcene 47, Mt. Rainier 43 Dixon 29, shadle 10, Sims 9, Mason 9, Jones 6, league and 12-4 overall Lawrence Quilcene 3 11 13 20â€” 47 6, Garrett 4, Winderi 3, Broussard 2, West Mt. Rainier 5 8 8 22â€” 43 while Port Angeles fell to 2. 2-11, 3-14. The Riders had three Wrestling Quilcene 47, players score in double figPort Angeles Mount Rainier 43 ures as Derek Schumacher wins league TACOMA â€” Jake Jorled the way with 13 points SEQUIM â€” The while Brady Konopaski and dan had a twin double-douCaleb Treider added 11 ble with 12 points and 12 Roughriders wrapped up
their second consecutive Olympic League title by beating Port Townsend 65-12 and Sequim 67-7 on Thursday. Port Angelesâ€™ Brian Cristion pinned Port Townsendâ€™s Trevor Garrett in 1:28 to claim the 182-pound match.
Quick pins Roberto Coronel made even quicker work in the 220-pound match, earning a pin in 1:16, and Sam Burton notched a pin 1:24 in the 138-pound matchup. Other winners by pin for the Riders were Matt Robbins at 195, Gavin Crain at 132 and Justice Roon at 126. Tyler Gale won a 17-0 decision in the 106. The Riders also took four matches by forfeit.
For Port Townsend, Dillon Ralls pinned Ricky Crawford in 5:35 in the 145. Other winners for the Redskins were 152-pound Matt Cain with a 6-5 decision over Andrew Harrelson and Tristan Minnihan by a 10-5 decision over Andy Gear in the 160. Earning pins for the Riders against Sequim were Kyle La Fritz at 285, Coronel at 220, Robbins at 195, Blake Mann at 182, Roon at 126, Brady Anderson at 120 and Tyler Gale at 106.
Winning by decision Port Angeles also had three wins by decision: Sam Burton over Jody Allen 10-2 in the 138, Ricky Crawford over Nick Moroles 19-4 in the 145 and Andy Gear 15-5 over Ty Jones in the 160.
BREMERTON â€” John Macias earned a state qualifying time in the 100-yard backstroke and the Roughriders improved to 4-2 in the Olympic League on Thursday night. Port Angeles placed first in 10 of 12 events, outscored the Trojans in six events and tied in four. Along with achieving a state time of 0:59.36, Macias also won the 200 individual medley.
Double winners Other double-event winners of the meet for the Riders were Cole Urnes in the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle and Avery Koehler in the 50 free and the 100 breast stroke. Macias and Koehler also participated in Port Angelesâ€™ 200 medley relay win along with Wei-Yan Fu and Jay Liang. Koehler was also on the winning 200 free relay with Urnes, Liang and Fu. Port Angeles diver Ryan Becker placed first with 115.25 points. The Riders next meet is the Divisional Invitational, which they host on Tuesday. Diving starts and noon and swimming begins at 3:30 p.m.
Sale: Investors consider buying Kings team CONTINUED FROM B1 Earlier this week, the mayor introduced 20 investors who have pledged at least $1 million each to be minority investors in the team. Johnson said he hopes to secure the heavy-hitters who will anchor the plan and produce a â€œfair and competitive offerâ€? by next week.
Burkle expressed interests in buying the Kings two years ago, when Johnson convinced league owners to give his city another shot at financing a new arena when the franchise was exploring a move to Anaheim. Mastrov was among the final bidders for the Golden State Warriors before Joe Lacob and Peter Guber bought the team for an
NBA-record $450 million in 2010. The Maloof family has a pending purchase agreement that will give the Hansen-Ballmer group a 65 percent controlling interests in the franchise, which has a total valuation of $525 million, and move the team to Seattle and restore the SuperSonics name, another person familiar with the decision said earlier this week.
That means the group will pay a little more than $340 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal is waiting to be approved. Hansenâ€™s group also is hoping to buy out other minority investors. The main stipulation Johnson is counting on is that the Maloofs are still allowed to receive other offers until the league approves
the sale, which the mayor expects to take until at least April, when owners meet in New York. The deadline for teams to file for relocation for next season is March 1, though that has been extended the last two years for the Kings. NBA owners also can approve the sale at any time once the vetting process is complete.
Girls: Sequim Wolves pound Klahowya 44-33 Sequim 44, Klahowya 33 CONTINUED FROM B1 points, Elise Beuke had six 8 10 6 9â€” 33 and Columbia Haupt fin- Klahowya Sequim 9 13 13 9â€” 44 Lauren Hartley led ished with five. Individual scoring Crescent with 13 points and The Wolves have a key Klahowya (33) Hartford 1, Grozier 3, Lever 10, Fletcher 2, Sch11 rebounds. Kellie Belford, 4, Holt 11, Rouse 2. the only Logger starter who week ahead of them, with ureman Sequim (44) didnâ€™t foul out, finished road games against two of Haupt 5, Lester 3, Stofferahn 8, Guan 3, Wallner the leagueâ€™s best, North Kit- 3, Beuke 6, Besand 16. with nine. For Clallam Bay, Kenna sap and Port Angeles. Mt. Rainier Welever had a game-high Kingstonâ€™s schedule isnâ€™t 16 points. Lutheran 46, The Loggers, 2-3 in the much easier, as they face Quilcene 31 North Olympic League, North Kitsap twice with a TACOMA â€” The Ranghost Lake Quinault in non- game against North Mason ers showed their grit by league action Tuesday and sandwiched in between. then play at Neah Bay on Wednesday. Crescent 30, Clallam Bay 29 Clallam Bay Crescent
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SEQUIM â€” The Wolves won their third straight game Friday behind Alexas Besandâ€™s 16-point 13-rebound effort. The win keeps Sequim in the driverâ€™s seat toward a spot in the district tournament. The Olympic Leagueâ€™s top five 2A teams advance to districts. The Wolves (5-7, 7-9) currently sit a half game ahead of Kingston (4-7, 6-9) in the chase of the league final berth. Sequimâ€™s recent string of success has been in large part due to increased contributions from the players around Besand. On Friday night, Caitlin Stofferahn scored eight
defensive effort and worked but was outscored by the as a team to spread the Rangers over the final three points around offensively.â€? quarters. Senior Andrea Lara, who recently returned from a Mount Rainier Lutheran 46, concussion, led the team Quilcene 31 with seven points, while Quilcene 5 12 6 8â€” 31 Sammy Rae and Jerrica Rainier Lutheran 24 10 6 6â€” 46 Viloria each had six and Individual scoring Megan Weller had four. Quilcene (31)
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS for Sunday, January 27, 2013 SECTION
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Peninsula College faculty, staff show off disparate talents at free art exhibition BY DIANE URBANI
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Amy McIntyre stands beside an image she took of her daughter, Imogen, then 3, on City Pier. McIntyre is among 13 contributors to the on-campus exhibit.
ABOVE: Barbara Van Vorst displays her portrait of Molly, her King Charles Cavalier spaniel, in the college’s biennial art show. RIGHT: Student Josue Cadenas, 18, and Peninsula College instructor Renne BrockRichmond pause beside BrockRichmond’s “Building Blocks” series, at lower right, and Mary Hunchberger’s portrait titled “Drake,” upper right.
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“Sedona,” a work in cotton and silk by Peninsula College Human Resources Director Bonnie Cauffman, is one of more than 30 pieces on display in the PUB Gallery through Feb. 8.
PORT ANGELES — After giving birth to her daughter, Imogen, six years ago, Amy McIntyre didn’t have a lot of time for art. But then, running around town with her little girl, she began making black-and-white photographs — Imogen frolicking on City Pier, buying popcorn on a downtown Port Angeles sidewalk — to capture moments simple and sweet. McIntyre is among 13 contributors to the Peninsula College Faculty and Staff Biennial Art Exhibition, open now at the campus’ PUB Gallery beside the Little Theater on the campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. The show, free to the public, is as varied as the people who contributed their work. Each artist has a story, of course, told in bright paint, silk and cotton, or with a camera and sunlight. McIntyre, a program assistant at the college, is showing her work for the first time, and there’s a symmetry to it: She named Imogen, now 6, after photography pioneer Imogen Cunningham. Another staffer, Barbara Van Vorst, took drawing and painting courses from Peninsula College art professor Michael Paul Miller, and like McIntyre, she’s blossomed as an artist. Van Vorst’s “Little Lady,” an image of her King Charles Cava-
lier spaniel, Molly, has inspired visitors to ask her to paint their pets’ portraits. That’s “astonishing,” said Van Vorst, a Student Services administrative assistant. Also on display are four color-saturated boxes in a series titled “Building Blocks.” They’re Renne Brock-Richmond’s meditation on the infinite variety of art and people in the world. The boxes are painted in the same colors, but each has its own three-dimensional features. One is grooved with BrockRichmond’s enlarged thumbprint, while another bears a mass of satin rosettes, and another, made of wood and paper, depicts water molecules.
‘Infinite combinations’ “The gist of the series . . . is that we’re basically made up of the exact same materials. But the infinite combinations make us unique,” said Brock-Richmond, who teaches community courses in art and technology. The boxes are “unique and united,” she said, like the members of a community. Others in the community of teachers and support staff showing their art include Reina Barreto, Bonnie Cauffman, Mary Hunchberger, Ed Jaramillo, Steven Lidback, Bill Merrill, Michael Paul Miller, Michael Mills, Getta Rogers and Marina Shipova. Their creations will stay on display in the PUB Gallery until Feb. 8. The gallery is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Peninsula College, based in Port Angeles, has branches in Port Townsend and Forks. For information about the show and other activities and programs of Peninsula College, visit www.PenCol.edu.
________ Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsula dailynews.com.
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More bang for buck if vet visit routine bags of food or litter, or get case discounts on canned goods. Split your dry food purchases with family or a friend, and store portions in an airtight container. (Do keep product info from the bag, though, in case there are questions or problems.) Other purchases should be considered carefully. Replace things such as collars when wear first shows — you don’t want a collar to break and your dog to get loose in a dangerous situation. Buy quality, not silliness: One good collar is a better value than a lot of shoddy but cute ones. Be careful when cutting down on toys, though: Good chew toys have saved many an expensive pair of shoes. ■ Get the do-it-yourself bug. Most people can learn to handle basic pet grooming at home, from bathing to nail trims. Low-cost options If nothing else, you probably can stretch out Some more tips for keeping costs down include: the time between profes■ Take the weight off sional grooming with some at-home care. your pet. Extra pounds Check your library for increase the likelihood of grooming guides, and hone serious health problems, in on breed-specific tips such as arthritis, diabetes with an Internet search. and cancer in pets just as ■ Don’t forget the they do in people. value of bartering. Ask And yet few people recabout trading goods and ognize when their pet is services for your pet’s overweight — or even needs. grossly obese. ■ Poison-proof your If your pet is normal weight (you should be able home. Go through your to feel his ribs), measuring home with an eye toward possible hazards. food, keeping treats to a From food hazards such minimum and working in a as raisins, Xylitol-sweetdaily exercise session will ened goodies and chocolate keep him that way. to houseplants such as lilIf your pet is overweight, get your veterinari- ies, many poisoning risks can be prevented just by an’s help to reduce weight removing them. slowly to avoid the health Both over-the-counter risks of sudden weight loss, and prescription medicaespecially in cats. tions are also a danger, and ■ Change your buythese are best dealt with ing habits. You can save by putting them behind money buying the largest IF YOU’RE TRYING to save money — and really, who isn’t? — it’s important to understand a couple of key concepts when it comes to budgeting for pet care: 1. It’s almost always less expensive to prevent health problems than to treat them. 2. Taking your pet’s health care expert — your veterinarian — out of the picture is never going to be the best way to save money. And, yes, they go hand in hand. Veterinarians know money is always an issue, and they’re ready to offer wellness plans that will help you keep your pet healthy. A wellness check once or twice a year can catch little problems before they’re big ones and gives you access to cutting-edge care and advice that will help you save at home, too.
Some even like to scratch upside-down, kicking at the roof of “scratchMarty ing tunnels” with their hind paws, bunny-style. Becker You’ll find many choices that aren’t very expensive. Check out “scratching trays” that offer the exposed ends of cardboard packed tightly into a compact unit that will fit almost anywhere in your house. Rub catnip into the places where you want your cat to scratch, if your cat’s one who enjoys the A: I think you’re looking herb (about half don’t react at this wrong. to it). Your cat needs and loves Place the scratchers in to scratch, and if you provarious locations, but you vide places that make him should especially place one happy to do so — and show near the damaged corner of him that this is where he that couch. should scratch — your furUse double-sided tape niture is going to sustain on the damaged area to less damage. discourage your cat from That’s not the only digging claws in, and advantage. praise him for using the Feline obesity is a seriscratcher. ous and common problem, Later, you can slowly leading to chronic diseases move the post, tree or such as diabetes. scratching tray to a preWhatever you can do to ferred location, and your keep your cat active will cat will happily follow it. help prevent him from packing on the pounds. The Buzz — with Dr. The reason you see Marty Becker and Gina advice for more litter boxes, Spadafori more scratching posts ■ A little-known provi(trees, trays and so on) and more toys is because many sion in the Affordable Care Act has some veterinarians cats are living lives comconcerned that the costs of pletely inside these days. providing care will go up. And while that’s good DVM360.com reports for them in many ways, it that medical equipment does require effort on our used in both human and part to make up for the veterinary medicine is now enriched (and dangerous) subject to a sales tax of 2.3 environment outside. percent — an expense that If you think about all industry experts say may the places cats can dig end up being passed along their claws into outside, you’ll understand why one to clients. The American Veterilittle scratching post isn’t nary Medical Association enough. notes that it’s “reasonable Yes, your cat needs to believe” the costs will more. Think variety as well as need to be passed along. The ACA does not spequantity. cifically address veterinary Some cats love to medicine, but it is widely scratch horizontally.
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cupboard doors. Don’t be shy about asking your veterinarian to work with you on keeping costs down. For example, ask your veterinarian to give you prescriptions for medications to be filled elsewhere or to match prices. Comparison shopping for medications may offer considerable savings, especially if there are generic equivalents available. We also recommend looking into pet health insurance — because no pet lover wants to say no to a pet who can be saved because the money isn’t there for the care. Because plans differ, do your research before buying to make sure the most likely health problems of your pet are covered. Talk to your veterinarian, and you’ll get even more good advice.
Q&A — with Dr. Marty Becker Q: I got the cat a scratching post. But then I read that one isn’t enough. How much stuff does a cat really need? He doesn’t use the scratching post he has now, ruining my couch instead. — via Facebook
PT pupil page Briefly . . . in state Senate Agnew group PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Amelia Breithaupt, an eighth-grader at Port Townsend’s Blue Heron Middle School, recently served in the state’s Senate Page Program under the sponsorship of Sen. Jim Hargrove.
OLYMPIA — Amelia Breithaupt, an eighth-grader at Port Townsend’s Blue Heron Middle School, recently served as a page in the state’s Senate Page Program. Wanting to learn more about how government works, Amelia applied and was accepted to the program under the sponsorship of Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, one of the three legislators representing Jefferson and Clallam counties in Olympia. Although she’s not sure if she wants to pursue a political career, Amelia said, she learned from her time in Olympia that the qualities of a good page are similar to the qualities of a good senator: You need to be organized, responsible, polite and well dressed. “It is important for kids to be a part of the political process, and I’m glad Amelia took the time to come to Olympia to help out,” Hargrove said. Amelia, 14, works on the yearbook committee at school, plays the violin and enjoys riding her bike. Search “page program” at http://access. wa.gov for information on how to become a page in the state House or state Senate.
talk slated on local security AGNEW — A Neighborhood Watch presentation for Solmar residents and members will be held at the Agnew Friends Hall, 1241 N. Barr Road, at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Lorraine Shore, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office community-oriented policing services coordinator, will give an overview of the programs and services offered. She will discuss the Neighborhood Watch program and how it has reduced crime in areas, how to “target harden” homes and properties, and how to report incidents to the Sheriff’s Office. A Clallam deputy or sergeant also will be present. The meeting is open
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Pet Connection appears every Sunday and is produced by a team of pet-care experts headed by veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker and journalist Gina Spadafori. The two are the authors of several best-selling pet-care books. Email them at petconnection@ gmail.com or visit www.pet connection.com. Or write to them c/o Universal/ UClick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.
to the public. For more information, phone Kathy Withey at 360683-6051.
Church hosts meal SEQUIM — A free community dinner will be served at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The meal includes meatloaf, rice, gravy, vegetables, coleslaw, dessert and beverages. Reservations are recommended and may be made by phoning the church at 360-683-5367 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before the dinner, or by email to dinners@sequim tumc.org. The church presents the dinners the last Thursday of each month. Peninsula Daily News
“Gangster Squad” (R) “Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters” (R) “Les Miserables” (PG-13) “Lincoln” (PG-13) “Silver Linings Playbook” (R) “Zero Dark Thirty” (R)
The Clallam County Road Department is committed to providing the best possible winter road maintenance, as the safety of the travelling public is very important to us. Drivers need to be aware that the burden of choice regarding whether or not to drive, during the periods of inherently hazardous winter conditions, rests with them. The safest choice is not to drive in hazardous conditions. If you must drive, please remember the following:
■ Lincoln Theater, Port Angeles (360-457-7997) “Broken City” (R) “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (PG-13) “The Last Stand” (R) “Parker” (R)
Drive slower. Make sure that your vehicle is equipped for winter driving conditions. Pay attention to the days when there may be less winter road maintenance. Check on road conditions, however remember that information may not always be available, or may not be current. Sand that is applied for enhanced traction tends to become concentrated on the road centerline, the shoulders, and between the wheel tracks in a given lane.
■ The Rose Theatre, Port Townsend (360385-1089) “Silver Linings Playbook” (R) “Zero Dark Thirty” (R) 31732882
Please drive responsibly and remember that no amount of winter road maintenance will ever make the task of driving risk free. For more information, or if you have general questions regarding the Clallam County Road Department, and winter maintenance operations, please feel free to call 417-2379, or visit the Clallam County Road Dept. web page at http://www.clallam.net/Roads/.
■ Deer Park Cinema, Port Angeles (360-4527176)
To report or request conditions of County roads during Courthouse hours: (360) 417-2379 To report road conditions during Courthouse closures: (360) 417-2459
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believed that the overlap in medications, supplies and equipment likely will affect the cost of care for animals as well as people. ■ Tethering a dog for a short while is fine, but it should never be a dog’s 24/7 existence. Behaviorists say dogs who spend their lives on chains are more likely to become dangerous, biting anyone who comes onto their turf. That’s because a dog who spends his life on a chain is isolated and frustrated, and he’ll sometimes lash out to protect his limited bit of territory. ■ The Veterinary Information Network, a privately held online information, education and networking source for veterinarians, based in Davis, Calif., is collecting data on pet deaths attributed to jerky treats, some of which have been recalled. VIN says it will be working with veterinary pathologists to rule out unrelated causes of deaths in dogs suspected of being killed by the popular treats in order to focus on solving a mystery that has stumped state and federal public-health officials for years. VIN also was active in collecting verifiable data during the 2007 pet-food recall. Affected pet owners should work with their veterinarians to be considered for the study.
■ Uptown Theatre, Port Townsend (360-3853883) “Django: Unchained” (R)
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Battle at the feeders in cold climes THE BATTLE NEVER BIRD WATCH seems to stop, even in the middle of winter. opposite the Joan You expect such behavior other. when warmer weather and Carson â€œOut of lengthening days bring thoughts sightâ€? seems to of spring to mind. make it easier The Annaâ€™s hummingbirds are for them to tolcredited with mild dispositions erate one compared with the short-temanother. pered rufous. Itâ€™s interestAt times, this seems questionable. ing to see who Itâ€™s obvious that freezing temis more tolerperatures expose their other side. ant, the male When one is spotted by or the female. another just as it begins drinking The ladies seem to win most from the feeder, a fierce chase of the time. ensues. They will share with another female, a juvenile bird and even Darwinian approach with a male. Adult males will tolerate There is no sharing when adult females but usually chase times are tough. â€œSurvival of the fittestâ€? seems away the juveniles. I canâ€™t recall seeing two adult the rule. males feeding together. Sometimes, the hummers in Maybe there is something our yard will share a feeder, but about our yard that is responsithey are ready to fly away or ble. attack at the least provocation. Each sits on a side directly Several readers have sent
photos of hummingbirds in their yard, and they always make me envious. Multiple hummers will be buzzing about a feeder, and they include both sexes. There has been a little improvement this winter, but it isnâ€™t anything to brag about. We did decide to keep two syrup feeders available for the hummingbirds throughout the colder months. While we always do this in the spring and summer, the struggle to keep the feeders thawed was the reason for one feeder. A second one was kept in the house so it could be exchanged when freezing became a problem. Something new was tried this year, and so far, it has been working very well. One feeder hangs under the eaves of the house in a location protected from the wind and weather. A convenient porch light is
just inches away, and we keep it on round-the-clock. It was gratifying to watch a male Annaâ€™s sit on the feeder keeping warm even when it wasnâ€™t feeding. A second similar arrangement was added this winter. A lantern-type porch light hangs under cover over the patio and is also sheltered from the weather. When we discovered that this light was easy to hang a feeder on, it only had to be moved about 2 feet from its former exposed location.
Two feeders in winter This made the transition easy for the hummingbirds, who favor this spot during the summer. Now, we can enjoy two feeders even in the winter. Keeping their food liquid while also providing warmth for wintering hummingbirds has become a challenge for more and more of us. There is no doubt that the
population has been increasing. I wish there was some good scientific information on why this is the case. To write it off to â€œglobal warmingâ€? isnâ€™t good enough. The Annaâ€™s hummingbirds were wintering on Vancouver Island in British Columbia decades ago, and it has always been colder in that region. There are only a few weeks left before the female Annaâ€™s start building their nests. If there are clematis plants in your yard and you didnâ€™t cut them back, be sure to leave on any fluffy seed pods. The Annaâ€™s use these in their nests. It is amazing to see these tiny birds collecting nesting materials in February, but hummingbirds are amazing birds.
________ Joan Carsonâ€™s column appears every Sunday. Contact her at P.O. Box 532, Poulsbo, WA 98370, with a selfaddressed, stamped envelope for a reply. Email: email@example.com.
Free Tax-Aide help offered on Peninsula PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
IRS-certified AARP TaxAide volunteers will be available again this year to prepare and electronically file tax returns for free at seven sites in Jefferson and Clallam counties. The service will begin Feb. 1 and run through the end of tax season in April. Although the program is sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation, you do not have to be a senior to benefit. It is available for lowand middle-income taxpayers of all ages. An appointment is required at most sites. Program volunteers are authorized to prepare most basic tax returns and make sure the taxpayer receives all eligible deductions and credits. They do not prepare returns for taxpayers who have income from rental properties or with complicated business returns.
What to bring Taxpayers should bring the following with them to the Tax-Aide site: a photo ID; Social Security cards for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents; W-2s from each employer; and all 1099 forms, including 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, 1099-C, 1099-R, 1099-MISC, SSA1099, 1099-G, etc. These include interest, dividend, stock sale, cancellation of debt, retirement, selfemployment, Social Security and unemployment compensation. Also bring any other documents necessary to complete your return. For example, receipts for energy-efficient home improvements, cost of stock sold, tuition statements and receipts necessary to itemize deductions, if applicable. Attendees also should bring a copy of their 2010 tax return and their bank
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â– Port Townsend Community Center: By appointment Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone 360-385-9007 for an appointment. â– Tri-Area Community Center: By appointment Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Phone 360-732-4822 for an appointment.
PA School Board lauded at meet PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Before leaving office, Gov. Chris Gregoire proclaimed the month of January as School Board Recognition Month to give tribute to the elected officials in public education. The Port Angeles School District honored its five elected directors and appointed student representative at a recent School Board meeting. â€œWe appreciate our School Board members â€” Steve Baxter, Patti Happe, Cindy Kelly, Lonnie Linn, Sarah Methner and student
representative Laurel Jenkins â€” for their tremendous support of our staff and countless hours of commitment and work on behalf of our students, families and staff,â€? schools Superintendent Jane Pryne said. The School Board oversees the Port Angeles School Districtâ€™s operating budget and sets policy affecting about 3,600 students and about 420 employees. Directors receive no pay for their service. They attend two regular meetings per month and regularly visit schools, attend school district
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events, serve on committees and task forces, represent the school district at community events, speak to service clubs and business groups about the school districtâ€™s operations, and receive public input on a wide array of topics. Directors also attend board study sessions, intensive training workshops and key legislative conferences every year.
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routing and account numbers if direct deposit of refunds are desired. Clallam County sites: â– Port Angeles Senior Center: By appointment Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 360-457-7004 for an appointment. â– Port Angeles Library: Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except Feb. 6) and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These sessions are firstcome, first-served. No appointment is necessary. â– Sequim Senior Activity Center: By appointment Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone 360-6836806 for an appointment. â– Forks City Hall: By appointment the following Saturdays: Feb. 2 and 16; March 2, 16 and 30; and April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone 360-374-2558 for an appointment. â– Sekiu Community Center: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 1. No appointment needed.
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Godparents-to-be find others in wings DEAR ABBY: My fianceâ€™s friend â€œArtâ€? and his wife, â€œJulie,â€? just had a baby. While Julie was pregnant, she asked my fiance and me to be godparents. Although we could not attend her baby shower due to a previous commitment, we contributed several gifts as well as a quilt I had made. A few weeks later, Julie posted on her social networking site that she was thankful for her babyâ€™s godparents and named an entirely different couple â€” not us. I am offended. If she had discussed her reason for the change with me, I would have understood. But there was no dialogue, and to this day, I have never received so much as a thank-you for our shower presents. I would like to distance myself from Julie, but without damaging the relationship between Art and my fiance, who thinks I am over-
Dear Abby: My husbandâ€™s younger sister, â€œCindy,â€? is mentally ill. reacting and Abigail She has caused tremendous let it go. problems in the family. Van Buren should What are She has been arrested too your thoughts? many times to remember and is Not a God- now on five yearsâ€™ probation for mother injury to a child. My in-laws continue making Dear Not a excuses for her and are the worst Godmother: enablers I have ever known. Julie may have My husband once urged his been upset that dad to put Cindy into a group you and your home or program that will take fiance didnâ€™t care of her because his parents attend the baby shower, or she are getting up in years. may have spoken too quickly They refuse because it would when she asked you to be godmean theyâ€™d have to have Cindy parents and didnâ€™t have the cour- officially committed, and they age to say so. think there is still some magic Whether you can let this go doctor out there who will fix her. only you can decide, but I do Can my husband do anything think that before you make up as a last effort before something your mind, you should have a happens to one of his parents or chat with her and clear the air â€” she winds up in jail? if only because your fiance and Sad in Texas her husband are such good friends. Dear Sad: Your husband
should try to convince his parents to get some family counseling. It might help them accept that their daughter needs more help than they are equipped to give her. An outside, objective person should weigh in so that Cindy can get the professional help she so obviously needs. If she is physically, psychologically or emotionally abusing her parents, Adult Protective Services can step in to be sure they are protected. When your in-laws pass away, if your sister-in-law becomes a danger to herself or those around her, a family member can request a commitment and psychological evaluation. Dear Abby: A number of years ago, when two of my sons got married, I paid for two lovely rehearsal dinners among other wedding costs.
Both marriages ended in divorce. Now, they are both engaged again and planning weddings for next summer. My question is, how many rehearsal dinners do I have to pay for? And how many other wedding expenses am I expected to pay for the second time around? Mother of Grooms in Virginia Dear Mother Of Grooms: From now on, you do not have to pay for anything. The expenses should be paid for by your sons and their bridesto-be, especially if their fiancees also have been married previously.
_________ Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, the late Pauline Phillips. Letters can be mailed to Dear Abby, P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069 or via email by logging onto www.dearabby.com.
PA students Stars of Soroptimist club PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES â€” Soroptimist International of Port Angeles recently recognized a group of Port Angeles High School juniors with Star Awards. The Star Awards were developed in 1987 by the clubâ€™s education committee to encourage and motivate hard-working students during their junior year of high school.
Nominated by teachers Students are nominated by their teachers, and awards are presented across multiple subject areas in the winter and spring. The winter 2013 Star Award
recipients and their subject areas are: â– Madeline Bradley: Academics. â– Trevor Helgeson: Fine arts. â– Salina McMaster: Creative learning. â– Cole Urnes: Instrumental music. â– Chase Sharp: Career and technical education. â– Madison Hinrichs: Physical education/athletics. Selection criteria include effort and willingness to work in the subject area, success in the subject area and passing all subjects with aboveaverage grades. Extracurricular activities in the subject area are not required but may be considered.
Soroptimist International of Port Angeles President Louann Yager, center, recently presented Star awards to Port Angeles High School juniors, from left, Cole Urnes, Trevor Helgeson, Salina McMaster, Chase Sharp, Madison Hinrichs and Madeline Bradley.
Briefly . . . Trafficking highlighted in college talk PORT ANGELES â€” Community residents will have the opportunity to hear about human trafficking from someone who has been there and survived when Peninsula Collegeâ€™s Studium Generale program presents â€œHuman Trafficking: One Survivorâ€™s Story.â€? The free program will be in the collegeâ€™s Little Theater on the main campus at 12:35 p.m. Thursday. The presentation is cosponsored by Soroptimist International of Port Angeles-Jet Set and Soroptimist International of Port Angeles Noon Club. â€œNicoleâ€? was caught up in trafficking at the age of 17. For the next several years, she was transported to more than seven states in which she was forced to â€œwork.â€? With the help of the FBI Victim Assistance Program, her case was adjudicated. Today, at the age of 23, she has entered college and is beginning to put her life back in order.
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Child art exhibit SEQUIM â€” Preserving cultural heritage and tradition through artistic expression is at the heart of a new exhibit debuting in February at the Museum & Arts Center in the SequimDungeness Valley. Housed within the Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam Longhouse Exhibit at the MAC Exhibit Center, 175 W. Cedar St., the new display highlights the Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam Childrenâ€™s Program. The showcased items, all made by children enrolled in the program and reflecting the heritage teachings learned therein, include story sticks coupled with self-penned stories, costumes made for plays, beadwork, weaving and paddle and drum paintings, as well as displays written in the Klallam language.
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The exhibit opens with a public reception sponsored by 7 Cedars Casino from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the MAC Exhibit Center. Several of the children who currently participate in the program will be on hand at 5 p.m. to open the reception, held during the First Friday Art Walk, with song. â€œItâ€™s exciting to see how the program is designed to have the children develop these skills that we will all enjoy when theyâ€™re adult artists as well, everything from beadwork and weaving to paintings and paddles,â€? MAC History Exhibit Coordinator Lyn Fiveash said. â€œItâ€™s all part of their heritage, and theyâ€™re sharing it with us. I thank them for it.â€? The Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam Childrenâ€™s Program, led by coordinator Sally Fairbanks, is open to eligible Native American children aged 5-11 regardless of tribal affiliation. The Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam Longhouse Exhibit, which opened in 2010 and features rotating collections of artwork and artifacts of cultural significance, is a collaborative endeavor between the MAC and the Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam tribe. The MAC Exhibit Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. For more information, visit www.macsequim.org or phone 360-683-8110.
LACEY â€” Francis Lynn Maybury of Sequim has been named to Saint Martin Universityâ€™s fall semester Deanâ€™s List for outstanding academic achievement. Maybury is a junior history major. To earn academic honors at Saint Martinâ€™s, undergraduate students must receive a 3.5 grade-point average or higher (based on a 4.0 scale), carry at least a 12-hour semester course load and complete all coursework undertaken for the semester. Peninsula Daily News
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Solve bare-root problem with pruning AS I VISITED the Peninsula Daily News office last week, Rex Wilson, executive editor, approached me with a great question. Rex referenced last weekâ€™s column on the point that now is the time to plant bare-root items or transplant woody plants because of our unique and mild climate patterns. He then wondered whether now is the time to prune or cut away large roots because he has a massive evergreen with a root protruding from it that will soon destroy his walkway.
Root pruning And since I was planning to write a series of articles starting this week on pruning (because we are now entering an absolute optimum time for pruning), letâ€™s start with root pruning. Root pruning is exactly what its name implies: pruning of a root system. It is done for a variety of reasons â€” all are extremely benefi-
an inch in diameter. Thrust a sharpened shovel as deep into the ground as you can cial to the plant in an unbroken line â€” and if you Andrew â€” so letâ€™s fear a recurrence, do so again in May explore each June and at the end of Septemone. ber. â– Remove But perform the first cut at or stop errant this time of year only. growth. If you have a large root As in most already established, you can types of prunremove that root at the treeâ€™s ing, the remov- base, but do so only now when ing of errant, the almost-dormant tree is plenty wayward, in wet, the sun and temperatures your face or are low, and it is months before out of shape spring growth. growth is a norm. If at all possible, prune away In root pruning, one often can any limbs, crossover branches stop or hinder root growth into and thick growth to compensate an area, off the sidewalk or away for the root loss. from a pond by pruning (severLess root but also fewer leaves ing) the roots with a shovel. and branches to nourish means By cutting off the roots a foot the plant will be less stressed. or more (many times 2, 3, 4 feet), Fertilize anytime you prune a gardener can keep roots out of because all pruning is stimulatunwanted areas. ing, so bring on the food to lessen It is critical to do this type stress. of pruning during the winter, â– Induce flowering. Many especially if you are cutting times on items such as old vines, roots more than a half-inch to old orchard trees, lilacs, even old
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roses, a root prune stimulates flower production. Old orchard trees and vines bloom and produce poorly if they age and are taken care of poorly. A root prune brings on flowers. With that same sharpened and oiled shovel (oil on the metal prevents clay and silt from sticking to the tool), thrust deeply a continuous line just inches outside the drip line, which is the edge of foliage.
Trench shovel easier to use I like to use a sturdy â€œtrench shovel,â€? which is a narrow, longbladed shovel because it both penetrates deeply, and the narrow blade is easier to kick downward into the soil. With this type of pruning, fertilize at the cutline with a nutrient appropriate for the type of plant, and prune this way in February. â– Root prune at planting time. I bet most of us know about roughing up roots when a
potted item is root-bound before its planting. Many plants that have been in pots for years become rootbound, and running scissors or another bladed tool up and down to break up the root ball helps untangle the root mob.
Make it a clean cut Torn or tattered roots are detrimental as well, so when you are transplanting or dealing with bare-root items, make sure to have clean cuts. I always prune on the roots of bare-root plants to further stimulate them. Next week, the seven reasons to prune â€” because February is the month for many plants.
________ Andrew May is an ornamental horticulturist who dreams of having Clallam and Jefferson counties nationally recognized as â€œFlower Peninsula USA.â€? Send him questions c/o Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362, or email firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Andrew May).
The Port Angeles Walmart has supported Toys for Tots for about a dozen years with sales, grants and discount pricing. The store also provided space outside for a weekend toy collection site.
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PORT ANGELES â€” Volunteers for the Clallam County 2012 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign closed shop last week for another year after spending weeks gathering, sorting, packing and delivering donated toys to underprivileged children. More than 6,854 toys were
delivered to 3,153 less-fortunate children. Every request made during the 2012 season was filled, 2012 Toys for Tots coordinator Eric Miner said. â€œYour efforts, from birthday parties, school toy collections, live music toy drives, special store sales, Christmas bazaars, employee party collections and monetary donations helped
achieve our goal of providing a little Christmas to Clallam Countyâ€™s less-fortunate kids,â€? Miner said. â€œThank you.â€? This seasonâ€™s toy drive was especially challenging: With a little more than a week left until Christmas, it became clear donations werenâ€™t meeting demand, specifically for younger
Employees of Swainâ€™s General Store in Port Angeles pose with members of the Mount Olympus Detachment of the Marine Corps League after receiving a plaque expressing appreciation for their efforts in supporting the 2012 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. Since the program started, Swainâ€™s has provided grants, toy discounts and space for a donation table during the Christmas shopping days. and older children. When the news spread, Clallam County citizens and organizations stepped up, providing a last-minute surge of donations for those age groups, Miner said. â€œA huge â€˜well-doneâ€™ to all the members and volunteers who braved the cold and wet, manning collection boxes, sorting and packing, and long hours away from
home to help accomplish our mission,â€? Miner said. â€œWe hope 2013 will be a happy and prosperous new year for all.â€? Volunteers included members of Grange No. 1112, the Port Angeles High School Navy Junior ROTC cadets, the Marine Corps League and American Legion Post No. 62, as well as numerous individuals.
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the day of the show. â€œBig Fishâ€? provides local audiences with an opportunity to consider the intersection between reality, truth and the â€œbig fishâ€? stories we tell. Readers can explore the theme further in the book on which the film is based, Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, by David Wallace. Other books about the power of stories and storytelling also are available from the library. This film is open to the public and is part of the
Winter Reading Circus: A Library Reading Program for Adults. The Forks Library is located at 171 S. Forks Ave., and the Clallam Bay Library is at 16990 state Highway 112. For more information, visit www.nols.org or phone 360-374-6402, ext. 7793. Peninsula Daily News
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PORT TOWNSEND — In a twist on the flash mob phenomenon, Sound Experience will recognize the exact day a century ago that the historic schooner Adventuress “splashed” in East Boothbay, Maine, with a “flash chantey.” The event will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday. All who wish to participate are asked to gather at Adventuress’ stern, on the hard at Haven Boatworks in Boat Haven Marina.
“We can’t wait to honor the day our beloved schooner hit the water for the first time with a fun event that everyone can take part in.” CATHERINE COLLINS executive director, Sound Experience
first time with a fun event that everyone can take part in.” Those who cannot attend are encouraged to record “Paddy Lay Back” wherever they are Friday and post it on Facebook at “Sound Experience Aboard the Schooner Adventuress.” To learn “Paddy Lay Back” and how to participate in the flash chantey, visit Sound Experience’s website, www.soundexp. org, to see a brief instructional video and the chantey’s lyrics.
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If you work at a homebased business, the Internal Revenue Service has The public will sing sev- 100 people joining us,” said some (potentially) good eral verses of “Paddy Lay Catherine Collins, execunews. It’s going to offer a simBack,” a chantey that a tive director of the nonpler option for taking a tax century ago likely would profit Sound Experience, deduction for home offices. which owns and operates have been sung aboard. Before you get excited, The event will be Adventuress. though, the new option “We can’t wait to honor recorded and posted on won’t be available for your the day our beloved schooYouTube. 2012 return. “We hope to get at least ner hit the water for the It takes effect this year, for 2013 returns that are generally filed in early 2014. Still, the agency says that it expects the new optional deduction, to be capped at $1,500, to greatly reduce the paperwork and record-keeping burden on small businesses. In the 2010 tax year, Q. You have written A. 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have to be allocated between personal and business use, as is required under the regular method, the IRS said. Mary Kay Foss, a certified public accountant in Danville, Calif., said many of her firm’s clients will welcome the simpler form when it’s available. A quick way to see if using the simple form will make sense, she said, is to multiply the square footage of your home office by $5 a square foot — the formula for the new deduction option. (If your office is 300 square feet, then your deduction would be $1,500, the maximum allowed.)
Save some time If the result is more than you claimed for your home office on your most recent tax return, you can probably save yourself some time and use the simpler form. If you have higher expenses, though, you may still want to slog through the more detailed form. Keep in mind that restrictions on the home office deduction still apply, including the requirement that the office must be used “regularly and exclusively” for business. So if your home “office” is a laptop that shares space with your food processor on your kitchen counter, taking the deduction is probably a stretch. Business expenses unrelated to the home, like advertising, supplies and wages paid to employees, are still fully deductible. More details on the new option can be found in Revenue Procedure 2013-13. And if you want to comment on the new option, you can, until April 15 of this year. Send an email to Notice. Comments@irscounsel. treas.gov and include “Rev. Proc. 2013-13” in the subject line.
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Doll show slated PORT ANGELES — Promise of Spring, Just Dolls of Washington’s annual doll show, will be held at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This year’s theme is Plantation Belles, with doll club members and vendors in themed costumes. Many local and out-ofarea vendors will be on hand to offer everything from antique and modern dolls and bears to doll furniture and accessories. Numerous door prize drawings for dolls, bears and accessories, offered by the club and vendors, will be held throughout the day. The grand prize is the American Historical Girl Doll “Marie Grace.” She comes with a trousseau of handmade clothing, accessories, a horse and dog, and a rolling suitcase. Admission is $2, and a donation of a canned food item for the Port Angeles Food Bank will earn a free door prize ticket. Grandprize raffle tickets also are available for $1. Proceeds from the drawing will be donated to First Step Family Support Center. For more information, phone Dori Beachler at 360-683-1006 or email email@example.com. Peninsula Daily News
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PA’s Peninsula College unveils names of high-GPA students PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Robert Frantz, Yoshinobu Fujiki, Shawn C. GerPORT ANGELES — meaux, Christine M. Peninsula College has Gerych, Adam C. Gilles, released the names of stuDeanna J. Girr, Haley R. dents who made the PresiGray, Alyssa Habner, Dandent’s List and Honor Roll iel R. Hasbrouck, Kaitlin for the 2012 fall quarter. Heike, Michael Paul HenTo qualify for the Presiderson, Genevieve A. dent’s List, a student must Huger, Huy Quoc Huynh, be enrolled for at least 12 Lesa N. Irwin, Nicholas T. quarter hours of credit in Ivarson, Shania Kilmer, courses numbered 100 or Monique H. Kitts, Robert above, receive no incomKroeger, Gary R. Kurtz, pletes and earn a college Edward Langsford, Nathan grade-point average for the Lewis and Cheryl M. quarter of at least 3.9. Loran. Honor Roll requireAlso, Kristy M. Mabrey, ments are the same, except Christina E. Madison, Kyla for a college GPA of at least E. Maupin-Carver, Ian A. 3.6. McAndie, Tamatha M. McCarthy, Mary Ruth MolPC President’s List linet, Haley Montelius, Dawn M. Morgan, Laura A. Matisen Anders, Mark Morgan, Sarah E. Moss, G. Anderson, Shana R. Erik S. Nelson, Lisa D. Anderson, Charles A. BaiNevill, Koshin Ono, Kaylie ley, John A. Bailey, MatOsterberg, Esther Palmer, thew J. Bailey, Justin W. Marianna Palmer, David V. Baird, Jessica R. Banzet, Pierik, Grace R. Prorok, Shane D. Banzet, Marla J. Justin I. Pullen, Melissa A. Bartholomew, Rosann L. Beauvais, C. Marc Bozarth, Ray, Randall E. Rennau, Stacey A. Richards, Craig Amelia R. Brummel, RichRihl, Connor Riley, Molly A. ard S. Burton, Bryan W. Riverstone, Paxton L. Cook, Anthony M. Curtis, Rodocker, Matthew R. RonAndrew L. Daly, Eliza J. deau, Priscilla Schaefer, Dawson, Teresa Derousie, Jennifer L. Schleve, Levi W. Cynthia L. Dubay, Kate Schwiethale, Ka Lik Sin, Elam, Christopher L. Rick James Skelly, KristoEnges, Gregory A. Faris, pher C. Smith, Mary SnodAndrew J. Fiedler, Kelly grass, Lea Sollmann, Flanagan, Aaron Fleming,
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Service set at Sequim legion post PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
SEQUIM — Jack Grennan Post 62 of the American Legion will hold a Four Chaplains service at the post, 107 E. Prairie St., at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. The service will honor the four chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel during the sinking of their World War II troopship on Feb. 3, 1943. They gave their life jackets to others to give them a chance to survive. The four, Rev. George Fox (Methodist), Jewish Rabbi Alexander Goode, Rev. Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed) and Father John Washington (Roman Catholic), joined arms, said prayers and sang hymns until their ship — torpedoed by a German submarine — disappeared beneath the waves. Biographies of each man will be read and each honored. American Legion posts nationwide remember the bravery, comradeship and sacrifice of the four chaplains every year with memorial services. The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, phone Lorri Gilchrist at 360-683-6419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Death and Memorial Notice PALMER J. TRETTEVIK December 3, 1925 November 16, 2012 Palmer J. Trettevik (age 86) died peacefully on Friday, November 16, 2012. He was at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle that morning with his family by his side when his six-year struggle with bladder cancer came to an end. Palmer was born in Margie (Koochiching County), Minnesota, to Alfred Ananias Trettevik and Amelia (Skorpen) Trettevik, on December 3, 1925. Alfred was a pulpwood logger and found work in Neah Bay shortly after Palmer was born. In 1926, Alfred moved his wife and seven children to the Skorpen farm in Hatton, North Dakota. Amelia and the children stayed there with her parents, Lars and Anna Skorpen, while Alfred was in Neah Bay building a house for them. When the house was ready, Amelia, Edith, Lewis, Constance, Ruth, Thelma, Robert and Palmer traveled by train to Seattle. In Seattle, they boarded the coastal freighter the Comanche for the final leg of their journey to Neah Bay. They arrived in Neah Bay on November 29, 1927. On that November day in 1927, the NorwegianAmerican Trettevik family was one of five white families living on the Makah Reservation. Later, Palmer would grow to feel like a Norwegian-Makah-American. This pride in growing up as a Makah revealed itself many years later when his granddaughter reported to her kindergarten class that she was part Makah. When he was 5 years old, Palmer entered the first grade at the all-white C.L. Woods School. By the next year, the schools were consolidated, and Palmer entered the second grade at the Neah Bay school. There, he met his “Best Buddy” and lifelong friend Hubert Markishtum. The two of them spent many hours in the canoe — practicing survival techniques, going out to Waa-
dah Island for fire food for Hubert’s mother or just having fun riding the waves at the mouth of the Hobuck River. Hubert’s mother taught Palmer how to eat the local foods such as sea urchins, barnacles and hard-smoked salmon dipped in seal oil. Great honor was bestowed upon him when he was asked to represent a Makah family by dancing their personal family dance (the wolf dance) at a community function. Growing up as a Makah included gaffing fish in the creek, playing group kid-games on the beach late at night and being a member of the Makah “bone game” team, in which he was often selected to hold the bones or be the pointer. Palmer graduated from Neah Bay High School in the spring of 1943. His plans to attend the University of Washington were changed when he received word that he was about to be drafted. Instead of waiting to be drafted, he went to enlist in the United States Air Force. But his dream of being a pilot came to an abrupt end before it began when it was discovered that he was colorblind. On January 20, 1944, he joined the Army and served in the Philippines during World War II. Palmer was attached to the 276th Signal Heavy Construction Company, serving as chief line foreman in New Guinea, the Southern Philippines and Luzon. During his service time, he earned the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal with two bronze Service Stars as well as a Good Conduct Medal and a Victory Medal. In spite of the war, Palmer had fond memories of his time in the Philippines because of the friendships that he formed with the Duque family members. The Duque family lived in Manila. They opened their door to Palmer and his Army buddy, Silva, and were offended if the two of them did not show up each night for the evening meal. At his death, Palmer was a proud member of the American Legion Post 0062 in Sequim. Back to the States in February of 1946, Palmer went to work for Crown Zellerbach in Neah Bay.
Mr. Trettevik He worked as an oiler for Archie Larson, who was building logging roads with a Northwest shovel. Normally, Archie would not let anyone touch his machine, even to do the maintenance work. But Archie liked Palmer’s work ethics and attention to detail, so he trained him to operate and do the required maintenance on the machine. This allowed Palmer to fill in for operators during vacations and raised his pay level. He took immense pride in his road-building skill. With a little money in his pocket and a good summer job to come back to, Palmer registered for classes at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, in the fall of 1949. That is where he met his wife, Maxine Lenore Aarstol. They were married on September 2, 1950, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence, Washington, and both returned to WSU to continue their schooling. At the end of his second year, Palmer transferred to the University of Washington, where he majored in metallurgical engineering. During his working years, Palmer spent 20 years with Crown Zellerbach in Neah Bay building logging roads with a Northwest shovel and later loading logs. The next 20 years he worked in supervisory positions for Intalco Aluminum Corporation in Ferndale, Washington, and their sister plant of Eastalco Aluminum Company in Frederick, Maryland. He started working for Intalco in January of 1966 while the plant was under construction. On May 1, 1974 he was transferred to the Eastalco plant and worked there
until July 1981, at which time he was transferred back to Intalco. After retiring from Intalco in February of 1986, he and his wife returned to the family property, located on Chito Beach between Sekiu and Neah Bay, and converted it into a summer operation, Tretteviks RV Park and Campground. In the late ’50s, Palmer and his wife had developed trailer sites on the property for monthly rentals, Tretteviks Trailer Park. Palmer enjoyed and became friends with people from all over the world as they returned over and over to spend their vacations at the campground. Although Palmer was very serious and no-nonsense when it came to work and protecting his family and his workers, he also found time for laughter and happiness. Basketball was a joy for him, whether he was playing on the Neah Bay High School team, on the Neah Bay town team or watching his children or grandchildren playing. Playing pinochle or cribbage with family and friends was a lifelong source of happiness and laughter. Family was allimportant to Palmer, and family reunions were his favorite social gatherings. Family gatherings were a chance for him to meet new members of the family, prepare and bake “salmon-on-a-stick” Makahstyle, share slides of Norway and all the genealogy information that he and his wife had been able to learn through the years. Many of the extended Trettevik family members were reunited because of Palmer’s efforts over the last 62 years. Palmer and his wife, Maxine, went to Florø, Nor-
way, in 1980, Alfred Trettevik’s birthplace. They stayed with Palmer’s cousin, who could speak no English. Upon returning home, Palmer and Maxine immediately joined the Wergeland Sons of Norway Lodge in Bellingham, Washington, and signed up for Norwegian lessons. They spent seven years studying the language. The lessons paid off in 1985 when they returned to Florø. By a miraculous series of events, on that trip, Palmer found his Aunt Margaret, his dad’s sister. Margaret spoke no English but was able to understand the limited Bokmål Norwegian that they had learned, and they could also understand her. After finding Margaret, they met many more relatives that were living in Norway and became aware of others that were living in the United States. In the past several years, Hobuck Beach (where Palmer and Hubert played as children) became the site of the family Thanksgiving gathering. Palmer taught his grandchildren to make kelp cars like he was taught by the Makahs. The meals included potato lefse, a Norwegian bread that Palmer loved. He was so proud of telling people how it was made and how it should be eaten. He carved Norwegian lefse sticks that were just right for turning the lefse as it cooked on its very own special griddle. Many of the lefse sticks that he carved were given as special gifts to family members. Each stick had the recipient’s own name burned into the cedar handle. Spending time walking on Hobuck Beach (in the rain or the sunshine) allowed him special moments of sharing with each individual family member. Palmer, also known as Tuss & Paul, is survived by his wife, Maxine, of Sequim; his sons, Craig Lance (Laura) Trettevik of Seattle, Washington, and Eddy Alfred Trettevik of Bellevue, Washington; and daughter Susan Kay Trettevik of Forks. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Amy Spears of Utah, Joseph Trettevik of Seattle, Taylor Trettevik and her husband,
Jacob Sabado, of Bellevue, Ryan Trettevik of Mentone, California, Maya and Kayci Trettevik of Forks, and Theresa (Joseph) Drake of Arizona; eight great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Raphael Spears of Utah, Arya, Ryla and Nord Sabado of Bellevue, and Katana, Jordin and Enzo Drake of Arizona; nephews and nieces Larry Wagle, Gary and Brent Humble, Tom Hammock, Arline (Wagle) Shilley, Linda (Treddie) Trettevick and Bonnie (Hammock) St. Julien, Joyce (Jonni) Trettevick; numerous grandnephews and -nieces and great-grandnephews and -nieces; brother and sisters-in-law LeRoy Fuller, Joanne (Fuller) Jordan and Deanne (Fuller) Cain; and nephews- and nieces-inlaw Edwin Aarstol, Mark Aarstol, Cynthia (Aarstol) Pottle, Mark Fuller, Diana (Fuller) Riley, Elizabeth (Fuller) Charlberg, Michaela (Fuller) Stuart, Karen (Fuller) Egerdahl, David Jordan, Julianne (Jordan) Purdue, Tim Jordan, Joe Cain, Lena Cain and Allyson Love. Preceding him in death were his father, Alfred (February 12, 1966), and mother, Amelia (December 3, 1946); brothers Lewis “Louie” Trettevik (September 14, 2000) and Robert “Bob” Trettevik (January 16, 1999); sisters Edith Wagle (August 29, 1971), Constance “Connie” Johnson (December 27, 2004), Ruth Humble (October 11, 1995) and Thelma Hammock (December 31 1998); grandson Robert Travis (August 16, 1989); sister-in-law Cheryl (Fuller) Love (January 10, 1998); and brothers-in-law Jack Fuller (July 20, 2011) and Vernon Aarstol (December 21, 2009). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109. A celebration of his life will be held for friends and family on Saturday, February 16, 2013, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Sequim Prairie Grange/MacLeay Hall at 290 MacLeay, Sequim, WA 98382. An early buffet supper will be served as everyone continues to visit and share memories.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Briefly . . . 4-H livestock club elects new officers Clallam County’s livestock 4-H Club, the 25-member 4-H Rascals, has kicked off the new year with officer elections. Under the leadership of Karalynn Adolphsen, new club officers were elected: Jayme McIntyre as president, Amy Tucker as vice president, Maya Binswanger as secretary, Tenille Tosland as treasurer and Lacey Bishop as reporter. Members recently enjoyed a club Christmas party, Christmas caroled at the Port Angeles Farmers Market and were able to put together six shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The club will be donating a sow pig to World Vision to help feed families in other countries. Club members are working on collecting care packages of hygiene products for the homeless shelter.
Chain gang busy PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office’s Chain Gang recently removed 360 pounds of litter from 16 miles of Happy Valley and River roads from Jan. 7-11. Crews removed 1,400 pounds of litter from an illegal dumpsite on Sisson Road, 450 pounds from a site on Deer Park Road, 130 pounds from a dumpsite on Fish Hatchery Road and 1,000 from a River Road site. An illegal dumpsite was cleared off Sisson Road from Dec. 31 to Jan. 4. Crews cleared 2,020 pounds of litter from the site. Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets recently competed in the Northwest Drill & Rifle Conference at Kentwood High School in Covington. Bottom row from left are Lane Levine, Alex Parrill, Devin Wyant, Natalie McNary, Ashlee Reid and Virginia Caynak; second row, Austyn Baker, Seth Bell, Spencer Scott, Jordan Johnson and Jace Burns; third row, Cade Levine, Zennon Blake, Dusti Lucas and Logan Alward; fourth row, Maverick Jennings, Nicole Childers, Audra Perrizo, Kyle Tupper and Aaron Dudley; and fifth row, Maj. Leo Campbell, Stephanie Colliton, Edward Stevenson, Cheyanne Pope and Master Chief Jeff Perry.
Cadets earn honors at tri-state conference PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT ANGELES — Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets from Port Angeles High School Roughrider Company recently traveled to Kent-
wood High School to compete against nine other schools as part of the Northwest Drill & Rifle Conference in the Tri-State area. The JROTC teams competed in Armed Drill, Color Guard, Physical Fitness
and Air Rifle. The Roughriders took first place in Precision Air Rifle Fitness, second place in Armed Drill, two third places in Color Guard, second place in Sporter Air Rifle, fourth place in Physi-
cal Training, second place in Individual Armed Exhibition Drill and sixth place in Dual Armed Exhibition Drill. Individual achievements are as follows: Cadets Devin Wyant and Ashley Reid
received medals in Drill. In the Air Rifle category, Cadets Aaron Dudley, Seth Bell, Austyn Baker, Spencer Scott and Natalie McNary received medals or certificates.
Death and Memorial Notice DOROTHEA HOVER-KRAMER Dorothea HoverKramer, an accomplished psychotherapist, author, musician, activist and artist, died suddenly of natural causes at age 72 on January 15, 2013, in Sequim. Dr. Hover-Kramer was born Dorothea Antonie Elsa Adelaide Christine Eitel in Berlin in 1940 and as a German child observed World War II and its immediate aftermath (including the Berlin Airlift) firsthand. Her father was previously a director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. The family came to the United States after the war as part of Operation Paperclip, an American program to assimilate families of German scientists following the war. From Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the family settled in Toledo, Ohio, where her father was a professor at the University of Toledo. He founded a silicate chemistry laboratory later renamed the Wilhelm Eitel Institute. Dorothea graduated
Dr. Hover-Kramer from DeVilbiss High School in Toledo. She then attended the College of Wooster, trained to become a registered nurse at Flower Hospital in Toledo and Boston University, and later received an education doctorate from Nova University. She married George Hover in 1962, and the pair traveled to Southeast Asia for missionary work from 1968-1973 with their four small children, Mark, Karen, Franz and Anne. She later lived in Tampa, Florida, and married Dr. Charles Kramer
there in 1981. Her 18-yearold son Mark died in the same year. After Florida, Dorothea and Chuck lived in Poway, California, and Cave Junction, Oregon, before settling in Port Angeles in 2006. Dr. Hover-Kramer was an active practitioner of energy-oriented therapies for more than 30 years. Her background in both nursing and as a psychotherapist made her a pioneer in developing creative approaches for healing mind, body and spirit. Her Healing Touch
books have sold more than 100,000 copies, and the techniques are used in more than 100 hospitals in the USA and Canada. She co-founded the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) in 1999. She served as ACEP’s second president, was instrumental in implementing its certification program and presented regularly at conferences until recently. Several thousand Healing Touch practitioners are certified through ACEP. Dorothea was a prolific author in the field of energy psychotherapy, and her titles include Healing Touch (with various subtitles: 1st edition, 1995; 2nd edition, 2001; third edition, 2011); Energetic Approaches to Emotional Healing (with Karilee Halo Shames, 1996); Creative Energies: Integrative Energy Psychotherapy for Self-Expression and Healing (2002); Second Chance at Your Dream: Engaging Your Body’s Energy Resources for Optimal Aging, Creativity and Health (2009); and Creating Healing Relation-
ships: Professional Standards for Energy Therapy Practitioners (2011). Her books and associated instructional materials are regarded widely in the community as both groundbreaking and highly accessible to the practitioner. Dorothea was also a passionate supporter of organizations for change for many years at the local and national levels. Her enduring commitment to public good began perhaps when she co-founded in 1967 the Winter Hill Nursery School in Somerville, Massachusetts, which operates today as part of the Elizabeth Peabody House Co-op. Most recently in Washington state, she was a board member of the North Olympic Land Trust and on the Clallam County MoveOn Council. She was also chair of the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic’s Wellness Committee and a staunch supporter of the arts, specifically the Port Angeles Symphony. We celebrate Dorothea as a performing classical
pianist, visual artist and avid traveler. She was wellknown everywhere she lived for organizing and performing with skilled chamber musicians. She came from a family of accomplished musicians, and family gatherings across the U.S. were frequently punctuated by late nights playing with her siblings and nephews. As an artist, she preferred pastel and acrylic media, with a focus on Western landscapes and the oceans. Many of her works were of professional quality and have been featured in public buildings and at other venues. Dorothea traveled extensively throughout her life, with repeated trips throughout the Americas and to Europe and Asia. Her last international trip, to the Galapagos Islands in November 2012, fulfilled a lifelong dream. Dorothea leaves her husband, Chuck Kramer; siblings Luise Peake-Dickerman, Franz Eitel and Elinor Hansen; daughters Karen Hover and Anne Severns; son Franz Hover; and seven grandchildren.
writer and researcher as she published large volumes of family history and genealogy. She also had time to enjoy new talents of photography and poetry, both coming together in her published and sold calendars featuring the local area. Her friends here became as close as family and were a great source of joy and contentment in her later years, always sharing hardship and successes, laughs and tears. When Virginia was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her personal courage, independence and grace never failed her and became great
strengths, while her family and friends came together and supported her through the last stages of her time here on Earth. She was known for her kindness, quick humor, her wry observation and amazing independence. We will miss this lovely mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Virginia leaves her sister, Margaret Brown, and Margaret’s husband, Ralph Klages; her daughters, MeLinda (Terry) Jeffress and Laurie Evans; her six wonderful grandchildren; her nine beautiful greatgrandchildren; and friends whom she has loved all her life.
Death and Memorial Notice VIRGINIA ROBERTA BROWN SKVAREK October 20, 1927 January 19, 2013 Virgina Roberta Brown Skvarek, our beautiful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, returned to our Father in heaven peacefully and well-loved on January 19, 2013. Virginia was born on October 20, 1927, in Glendale, California, to Louis Landry Brown and Winifred Alverta (Stewart) Brown. She was a happy girl with happy memories of a more rural California with her
Mrs. Skvarek grandparents’ farm, close family and many friends with whom she shared adventures and games.
After graduating from Glendale High School, she had the opportunity to work in Los Angeles as a switchboard operator for the FBI. She loved her job and made close friends who were important to her all of her life. She met and married Bill Evans, and although their relationship ended in divorce, she became the happy mother of two daughters, MeLinda and Laurie. Through her work at Hammond Organ Studio as a secretary, she had the opportunity to hone her natural love of music by studying the organ and became a great musician.
She shared her talent with others through performance and teaching. By studying nights, she became a top-notch secretary and worked for General Dynamics and the U.S. Forestry Department, and retired in 1992 from Claremont Colleges. At the end of her career, she moved away from California to Sequim, where she began the happiest time of her life. Virginia was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had time to serve many callings and spend time with the wonderful friends she made here in Sequim. Virginia became a
PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
2 tall ships to visit PA, PT this summer PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
ABERDEEN — The brig Lady Washington, the official ship of Washington state, and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain will visit Port Angeles and Port Townsend this summer. A visit to Port Angeles is set for July 9-11, and the ships will sail to Port Townsend to participate in the 37th Wooden Boat Festival from Sept. 3-8. At most stops, the ships will offer public tours and excursions, including Battle Sails, which are recreations of a typical 18th-century naval skirmish, complete with cannon fire (without cannon balls), and Adven-
hroughout the summer, the ships will observe the 225th anniversary of the first landfall by a U.S.-flagged vessel on the shores of the Pacific Northwest.
ture Sails, which are familyoriented experiences with an opportunity to take the helm of a real tall ship. Tickets are available now at www.historicalseaport.org Throughout the summer, the ships will observe the 225th anniversary of the first landfall by a U.S.-flagged
vessel on the shores of the Pacific Northwest. On August 14, 1788, the original Lady Washington, sailing from Boston around Cape Horn to what would later be known as Vancouver Island in Canada, made its first landing at the body of water now called Tillamook Bay. The stop was part of a furtrading expedition led by Capt. Robert Gray, who would later discover the mouth of the Columbia River and give his name to Grays Harbor, the home port of the modern Lady Washington. Tickets are available at www.historicalseaport.org or by phoning 800-200-5239.
Death and Memorial Notice EDWARD H. VANWALD January 5, 1927 January 9, 2013 “Who’s in charge down there?” was a familiar phrase remembered by the family of Edward Vanwald. Our hero, who was larger than life in both heart and action, went home to be with the Lord on January 9, 2013. Ed lived a long, full life and left behind his daughter Pam (Kevin) Pursley, daughter Carol (Ralph) Mays, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ed served in the Merchant Marine during World War II, helping to supply the war effort in the Pacific. Upon his return, he met the love of his life, Mary, and the two were married for 57 years before Grandma passed
Mr. Vanwald away in September of 2004 with Grandpa by her side. Ed moved to the Olympic Peninsula in 1971 with his family and worked as an operating engineer. He helped construct the Elwha bridge on state Highway 112 and would often quiz his family on how many tons of con-
crete and rebar it took to build the bridge. (Sorry, Grandpa, I still can’t remember.) Ed worked on the riprap on Ediz Hook, placed the statue of the cormorants at the Port Angeles pier and worked on several highway projects on the Olympic Peninsula. When he retired, Ed spent his time investing in garage sales, tinkering in his workshop, but always found time to put yet another coat of brown paint on his home on Caroline Street. Ed was a proud member of the Masonic Society and joined the Shriners after the organization supported his brother, Walt, when he was diagnosed with polio. Grandpa, you will be missed, and the truth is that we always knew that you were the one in charge.
Death and Memorial Notice MARY LEE HOEFEL November 9, 1921 January 15, 2013 Mary Lee Hoefel was born November 9, 1921, in Newport, Washington, to Charles Bell and Clara Ebert Bell. She passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at the age of 91. Upon graduation from Newport High School, she attended Cheney Normal College, earning a bachelor’s degree in education. She married Fred Hoefel in 1943 and soon moved to Las Vegas to begin her
teaching career. Returning to Spokane, Washington, Mary Lee taught at Shriner’s Hospital, assisting youngsters dealing with severe orthopedic conditions. She and Fred enjoyed their summer cabin vacations at Priest Lake, Idaho, and winter holidays in Hawaii. Upon retirement, Mary Lee and Fred relocated to SunLand in Sequim, where they participated in a variety of cultural activities. Mary Lee loved her travel experiences, appreciated her many years of membership in PEO and
enjoyed playing bridge and participating in Cards for Cardiac. Mary Lee settled at The Lodge in Sequim after the passing of her husband, Fred, and her sisters, Katherine Kahl and Helen Henderson; her brother, Richard Bell; and her brother-in-law, Everett Henderson. Her niece, Nancy Olson, and her nephews, Ken, Ron and Don Bell (and their spouses, Ernie, Pat, Ruth and Cindy), so enjoyed her life and will miss the charisma that she contributed to the Bell family.
Death and Memorial Notice KATHY WRIGHT December 8, 1952 January 16, 2013 Our beloved Kathy left us on January 16, 2013, to be at peace with her mother and father. She is preceded in death by her son, Dale Wright. Kathy was born in Port Angeles and returned to the area in 1997 after leaving Riverside, California.
Kathy was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Kathy worked at Walmart for 19 years and had recently retired. She was very dedicated to her job and co-workers. She was always volunteering for something. Those left to love and honor her are the love of her life and husband for 37 years, Bud Wright; sons Richard and Michael; daughter-in-law
Debbie Wright; four wonderful grandchildren; as well as many others. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 205 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Children’s Miracle Network, Seattle Children’s Hospital would be appreciated at http:// tinyurl.com/4vpg3zj.
Death Notices Edwin ‘Tut’ Tuttle March 2, 1943 — Jan. 9, 2013
charge of arrangements.
Feb. 3, 1944 — Jan. 16, 2013
Edward M. Lannan
Maurice “Mo” Patterson died of heart-related problems at his Port Angeles home. He was 68. Services: A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 16, at place to be determined. PIMA Medical Institute’s Mortuary Science program, Seattle, is in
July 29, 1927 — Jan. 21, 2013
Sequim resident Edward M. Lannan died of agerelated causes. He was 85. His obituary will be published later. Services: None planned. Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles, is in charge of arrangements. www.drennanford.com
Death and Memorial Notice RICHARD W. NEWLON SR. November 7, 1924 December 25, 2012 Richard, called “Dick” by those who knew and loved him, died at his home on Christmas Day 2012 from melanoma after a tough battle. His family surrounded him and supported him through this last step of his life. He and his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Lane Newlon, moved to Sequim in 2000. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Ruth Hemmersbaugh Newlon and Carl Blaine Newlon. The family moved to Denver, Colorado, when Dick was 5 years old. Dick and Betty married on June 16, 1951, in Denver. There, they raised their five children. Dick, following in the tradition of many of his family, became a teacher in the Denver Public School System in 1950 after receiving a teaching degree from the University of Colorado, and later, he received his Master of Education from the same institution. During part of
Mr. Newlon his career, he worked tirelessly to improve working conditions for Denver teachers. As president of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association in the early 1960s, he was instrumental in affecting professional negotiations for Denver teachers, and the Denver teachers’ salaries were improved greatly. He was also an avid environmentalist and outdoorsman, and he shared this passion with his family. All, proudly, were dry fly fishers. Summer vacations often included a special trip to Wyoming in search of the wily trout.
In 1996, the Colorado Wildlife Association honored Dick and Betty as Volunteers of the Year. He continued his interest in the environment after moving to Sequim by supporting the Dungeness Audubon River Center. Dick will be remembered by many for his special brand of humor and kindness. Dick is survived by his spouse, Betty Newlon; his children, Barbara Newlon, Marci Newlon, Richard Newlon, David (Clara) Newlon and Sara Buchanan; his brother, Jesse (Joan) Newlon; and his grandchildren, Lauren Buchanan and Grant Buchanan. Memorial contributions can be made to the Dungeness Audubon River Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 West Hendrickson Road, P.O. Box 2450, Sequim, WA 98382; or to the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Clallam branch scholarship fund at 970 North Camden Court, Sequim, WA 98382. If you wish to contact the family, please do so by signing the guestbook at www.drennanford.com.
Death and Memorial Notice HELEN HILLE October 25, 1936 January 16, 2013 Mrs. Helen Hille of Sequim passed away on January 16, 2013, at the age of 76. There will be a celebration of life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the Guy Cole Convention Center at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim. For more information, email bkkp. PFOA@gmail.com. Helen was born in 1936 in Bandung, Indonesia, to Marie (van der Waart van Gulik) and Herre van der Veen. Helen’s family settled in Connecticut, where she attended the University of Connecticut. She married Carl Hille in 1957 and moved to Alaska with their three children in 1964. Helen
Mrs. Hille became a maritime seaman on crab and tugboats on the Bering Sea. Upon retiring, Helen and Carl moved to Sequim. Helen was a longtime member of Peninsula Friends of Animals (PFOA). She was a great wife, mother, sister and
friend. She touched lives deeply with her kindness, love and generosity. She is preceded in death by her father, Herre van der Veen; mother Marie van der Veen; husband Carl Louis Hille; and son Carl Hans Hille. She is survived by her daughters, Sheila (Mike) Blaise of Ventura, California, and Gail Hille of Girdwood, Alaska; and brothers Jan (Martha) van der Veen of Bainbridge, Washington, Paul Vanderveen and Jan Dunwoody of Bellingham, Washington, Steve (Dianne) van der Veen of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Chris (Susan) van der Veen of Eagle Point, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peninsula Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 404, Sequim, WA 98382.
Death and Memorial Notice DENNIS ROY SCHMITZ March 19, 1947 January 15, 2013 “Denny” Schmitz passed away peacefully in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his family by his side on January 15, 2013. Denny was born to Daryl and Evelyn Schmitz on March 19, 1947, in Port Angeles, where he spent his youth and grew friendships that would last his lifetime. He later moved to the Seattle area and settled in Kirkland, which is where he considered home. In May 2010, Denny
Mr. Schmitz moved to Chandler, Arizona, and retired to the sunshine.
He was a loving son, dad, grandpa and brother with a witty sense of humor and will be missed dearly by his family and friends. He is survived by his parents, Daryl and Evelyn Schmitz; his two daughters, Tina (Greg) Burton and Stacey Mooney; his four beautiful grandchildren, Taylor and Jacob Burton, and Jax and Drew Mooney; and his sister, Susie Ruddell. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Denny’s name would be appreciated to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014, or www.hov.org.
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Edwin “Tut” Tuttle died at his home in Port Angeles of natural causes. He was 69. His obituary will be published later. Services: Celebration of life at noon Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 216 S. Francis St. Linde-Price Funeral Service, Sequim, is in charge of arrangements.
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D This week’s business meetings ■ Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings are held Mondays at noon in the second-floor meeting room of the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St. McKeen This Monday’s featured speaker will be City Manager Dan McKeen, who will discuss capital projects around town as well as the challenges facing City Hall in 2013. Luncheon tickets are $13 and can be purchased at the front door. ■ Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings are held Mondays at noon at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St. This Monday’s feaPivarnik tured speaker will be Christina Pivarnik, marketing director for the city of Port Townsend, on the importance of tourism locally, regionally and statewide. Lunch, served by Subway, costs $6 to $8. ■ Forks Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at JT’s Sweet Stuffs, 80 N. Forks Ave. This Wednesday’s speaker will be Mayor Bryon Monohon with the annual State of the City speech. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, the North Olympic
Peninsula’s new congressman, will deliver a short “spotlight” talk prior to Mono- Monohon Kilmer hon’s speech. Lunch costs $8; a bowl of soup, $4.75; and a cup of soup, $4. Chicken alfredo is the entree. ■ Port Angeles Business Association — Breakfast meetings are Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles. The featured speakers this Tuesday will be Rosand Patty Rosand, Clallam County auditor, and Shoona Radon, elections supervisor, on pending elections legislation, next month’s school elections in Sequim and Forks and related issues. There is a $2.16 minimum charge by Joshua’s Radon for those who do not order breakfast.
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SEQUIM — Psychotherapist Beth Lahren has opened Lahren-gitis Psychotherapy at 520 N. Sequim Ave. The slogan of her practice is “When no one else can hear you, call me.” After six years of fulltime training in psychology, Lahren graduated last fall from Argosy University, Seattle campus. Initial phone consultations with Lahren are free. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Lahren at 360-4611907 or via lahren-gitis.com.
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A solution to those winter blues?
BY KATY READ MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE
At first, she thought it was the postholiday blues, since her mood tended to dip around the time festive, glowing December gave way to bleak January. “I thought it was all the gray,” said Barb Churchill, 51, of Minnetonka, Minn. “The trees, the ground, the sky . . . “ The problem, she noticed, recurred every year. She would feel sluggish, foggy, tempted to overeat — difficult emotions, even for a professional life coach like Churchill.
Persisting fog But her trusted habits — exercise, yoga, balanced diet — didn’t cut through the fog. Her early morning routine of conscious breathing, meditation and gratitude practice failed to generate her accustomed a.m. energy. “I’m [normally] a pretty high-energy person, but I was just a ball on the couch,” Churchill said. “It got to a point of where I didn’t want to do anything.” TURN
Box therapy WHILE PART OF the appeal of light therapy is that it can be self-prescribed, using a light box is not as simple as it may appear. Experts recommend consulting with a knowledgeable health care provider before starting treatment to rule out other medical conditions and help with monitoring and adjusting bright-light exposure. Some persons may want to try simply getting more natural light to help with seasonal mood changes — getting out as much as possible during the brightest time of day in the winter, exercising outside (see story on Page D5 today), sitting near windows during the day or taking vacations to sunny locales in the winter. If you choose to try light therapy, here are a few tips from experts: TURN
Coldwell Banker Uptown Realty Places a New Emphasis on Commercial Real Estate The newly constituted Coldwell Banker Commercial Team possesses a wide variety of business skill sets and knowledge specifically directed towards the commercial client and is the only group on the North Olympic Peninsula that specializes in commercial ventures. Team members serve as a single point of contact in order to leverage the team’s cumulative knowledge of banking, property management, acquisitions, land development and general business acumen to assist clients to buy and sell commercial real estate. “In the past few years, individual agents of Coldwell Banker Uptown Realty have participated in many of the local commercial real estate transactions and, accordingly, it makes good business sense to combine as a group and pool our expertise to the benefit of our clients,” says Dan Gase, a member of the Coldwell Banker Commercial Team. The group shares marketing techniques, brainstorms on buyer and seller needs and collaborates with a variety of individual skill sets that we each bring to the table. The Coldwell Banker Commercial Team represents an involvement with many top-rated commercial sales and marketing organizations and is committed to keeping abreast of important educational facets of the commercial real estate business, Gase explains. “Our individual clients appreciate the fact that their agent has access to the collective expertise and knowledge of the entire group,” adds Pili Meyer.
Meet the Coldwell Banker Commercial Team, from left, Dan Gase, Marc Thomsen, Pat Thomsen, Dick Pilling and Pili Meyer.
“Not only do we have group knowledge,” continues Marc Thomsen of Team Thomsen, “we also have access to the many local experts in lending, banking and small business administration that are affiliated with our team.” “Yeah,” quips Dick Pilling. “We may not have all the answers but we know most of the questions and where to go to ask them.” While nearly always at the top of residential sales and marketing performance, the group has now taken new steps to also be your commercial property experts in Port Angeles. For more information about buying, selling, analyzing or better understanding local commercial property, be sure to contact the Coldwell Banker Commercial Team, located in the Coldwell Banker Uptown Realty office at 1115 E. Front St. in Port Angeles. For more information, contact a member of the Coldwell Banker Commercial Team at 360-452-7861.
PORT ANGELES — Hannah Brencher’s project “We Need More Love Letters” is being brought to Port Angeles by Thriving on the Olympic Peninsula, a collaboration between life coaches Kristin Halberg, Mindy Aisling and Marie McCartney. An informational meeting for the project will be held at the Port Angeles
Feeling sluggish, foggy or depressed often can happen during winter. More severe depression is known as SAD — seasonal affective disorder.
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Yacht transporters load up ship decks THANKS AND A tip of the bosun’s cap to Bill Shannon of New Tripoli, Pa., a wind sailor who reads the column on the Internet at www. peninsuladailynews.com. His follow-up question is in response to last week’s column describing the transportation of yachts from Victoria to Florida by ship. Shannon asked: Can more than one 145foot yacht be placed onboard the deck of a ship? Worldwide, there are a number of companies that are capable of transporting yachts by ship to almost any destination. Depending on the size of the ship and the varying lengths of vessels that are to be shipped — which typically range from 30 feet to 180 feet long — as many as two dozen yachts can be transported at once. There are two types of ships that are used to transport yachts that have distinctly different loading methodologies. Most companies use the more traditional cargo ship with a topside deck tailored specifically for yacht transport and use the “lift on/lift off” method. In this mode, straps that are up to 2 feet wide are placed under a yacht and attached to cranes that hoist the vessel out of the water and nestle it into cradles that are preset aboard the ship. Personnel then securely lash the yacht to the ship’s deck. Other companies use semi-submersible ships. These vessels take on ballast water that floods the deck of the ship, thus allowing yachts to be driven aboard. Once personnel aboard ship have secured each yacht in its cradle, the ship expels its ballast. When the vessel’s deck is dry, the yachts are securely attached to the deck for the upcoming voyage. In most instances, one or more member of a yacht’s crew remains with
The venues are the CenturyLink Field events center and South Lake Union. Capt. Charlie Crane, yacht director of sales and marDavid G. the until it keting for Platypus Marine, Sellars arrives at has a booth set up on the its destidry side of the event, and nation. Westport Shipyard has a The transport Pacific Mariner 85 on disships not play at Lake Dock 16. Also exhibiting from the only provide elec- North Olympic Peninsula trical and at the boat show: Armfreshwa- strong Marine of Port ter hook- Angeles, Port Ludlow Marina, Port Townsend ups to Rigging Inc., Hasse & Co. the yachts for the crew members’ convenience, but Port Townsend Sails, New offer amenities that include Found Metals Inc., Pleasfood service, conference and ant Harbor Marina of Brinnon and Sea Marine/Salish media rooms, complimenSea Yachts of Port tary cabins and a swimTownsend. ming pool. I hope I didn’t omit any exhibitor from the North In for repairs Olympic Peninsula. At the beginning of last If I did, please let me week, Jayden Ray, a know via the contact points 40-foot commercial fishing at the end of the column, boat that hails from and we’ll mention it in the LaPush, was hauled out next installment. and put on the hard in the The boat show’s impresPort Angeles Boat Yard. sive list of exhibitors — The 40-year-old steel and where their exhibits boat owned by Dylan Shep- are located — can be seen herd washed up on the via http://tinyurl.com/ rocks about 3 miles north pdn-showlist. of the Quillayute River For those wondering during the wee hours of how to get between the Jan. 3. events center across from A little more than an Safeco Field and Lake hour after the grounding, Union, worry not. the Coast Guard’s motor A free shuttle runs lifeboat crew from Station every 30 minutes daily. Quillayute River, guided by a spotlight that honed in on Tanker’s repairs the stranded boat from a American Progress MH-65 Dolphin helicopter moored to the Port of Port that was dispatched from Angeles’ docks Saturday. Air Station Port Angeles, According to Chandra was able to secure a tow“Hollywood” McGoff of line to the fishing vessel. Washington Marine Repair, Once free of the rocks, the topside ship-repair comJayden Ray, four crew pany at the foot of Cedar members still aboard, was Street, the 575-foot tanker towed to LaPush. owned by SeaRiver MariI understand the cause of the mishap is under investigation.
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A loaded transport ship of Yacht Path International, which is the carrier transporting yachts from Victoria to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that stopped over in Port Angeles earlier this month. tural photography. He has worked for a large digital studio in Los Angeles making museumquality Giclee prints for artists and currently teaches classes in digital photography. Boat photographer Wooden Boat WednesWooden Boat Wednesday is a free event that day at Port Townsend’s begins promptly at noon Northwest Maritime Cenand typically lasts for 90 ter and Wooden Boat Foun- minutes. dation will host Jeff Eichen Seating is limited and this Wednesday. requires advance registraJeff, who resides in Port tion by phoning the NorthTownsend, is a professional west Maritime Center, 431 photographer and specialWater St., Port Townsend, izes in wooden-boat photog- at 360-385-3628, ext. 101. raphy. Or send an email to His presentation email@example.com. Wednesday is a primer on how to photograph mariTall off the water time images. Sea Horse, a floating Jeff will explain what derrick owned by Neptune equipment he uses and Marine Services of Anaoffer tips on composition, cortes, spent a couple of lighting, angles and expodays in Port Angeles doing sure. He will then progress to work for the Port of Port post-production in the digi- Angeles. According to Jesse tal darkroom, including the Waknitz, the port’s environuse of the computer softmental specialist, the 107ware programs Photoshop foot derrick with a 60-ton and Lightroom. There also will be a dis- lattice crane was used to cussion on keeping images replace a three-pile dolphin in the log boom grounds organized. that was damaged in a Jeff’s expertise is storm in January 2012. impressive. Jesse said upon the While in his teens, he completion of that project, studied photography with the legendary Ansel Adams the derrick — which has a 42-foot-wide deck — moved at a 10-day workshop in over to the Oak Street terYosemite, which inspired minal and replaced two him to pursue a profesfender piles that were damsional career in architectime, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, is scheduled to be dockside until Monday to allow personnel to replace a drive shaft in a cargo pump and some cable sheaves.
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PA Harbor fueling Last Sunday, Tesoro provided bunkers to Shirakami, a 617-foot bulk cargo ship. The Panamanianflagged vessel is due in Mariveles, Philippines, on Feb. 10. Then on Monday, Tesoro refueled the 606-foot-long articulated tug and barge duo Ocean Reliance and Barge 550-3. Tesoro on Wednesday bunkered Alpine Mystery, a 600-foot petroleum-products carrier that is currently on its fifth name in the past 10 months. Later in the day, Tesoro refueled Kokuka Courageous, a 577-foot-long petroleum-products carrier that is under way for Lumut, Brunei, on the South China Sea. On Friday, Tesoro refueled Overseas Milos, a 600foot petroleum-products carrier.
________ David G. Sellars is a Port Angeles resident and former Navy boatswain’s mate who enjoys boats and strolling the waterfront. Items involving boating, port activities and the North Olympic Peninsula waterfronts are always welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 360-808-3202. His column, On the Waterfront, appears Sundays.
At the boat show The North Olympic Peninsula’s maritime community is again represented in this year’s Seattle Boat Show, which began Friday and runs through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.
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Jayden Ray, a 40-foot commercial fishing boat out of LaPush, is shown in the Port Angeles Boat Yard. The vessel ran aground earlier this month.
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The 107-foot derrick Sea Horse replaces a damaged dolphin in the Port Angeles Harbor log boom grounds near the Boat Haven jetty. In the background is the tanker Alpine Mystery, which anchored in the harbor for fueling.
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temporarily would extend a beer tax and a business tax paid by doctors, lawyers and others until the end of 2015. “It will take some time to get this up and running,” Murray said. The proposal also has a difficult path to get out of the Senate, or even a committee hearing. Now that Murray and Democrats are in the minority, he will need to persuade a Republican-dominated coalition to join the effort. Republican lawmakers have said the state needs to focus on having government live with the revenue it already has. Republican Rep. Gary Alexander of Olympia, a budget writer in the House, said the state needs to focus on simply funding education first and not focusing on creating a new tax.
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Itâ€™s not your ordinary kind of hunt Florida holds competition to kill invasive pythons BY LIZETTE ALVAREZ THE NEW YORK TIMES
HOMESTEAD, Fla. â€” For as long as anyone can remember, hunters here have wielded machetes, knives, rifles and crossbows as they swept past thickets of mosquitoes and saw grass in pursuit of alligators, feral hogs, bobcats and vermin of all sizes. But on the outskirts of the Everglades this month, a different kind of hunt is taking place, and among those on the trail are three men with little macho swagger and zero hunting finery. They drive up gravel roads alongside the brush in a red â€œman-vanâ€? (a welllived-in Toyota Sienna) and a blue Prius (â€œYou canâ€™t beat the mileage,â€? one says). And when they get lucky, they clamber down from their vehicles and snare enormous Burmese pythons with their bare hands, shrugging off the inevitable bites. Two of the hunters are brothers, reared in the swamps of Central Florida with eight other siblings. The third is a Utah native, now a Miami highschool teacher, who met one of the brothers in the apartment building they share. They quickly discovered they have much in common â€” they are Mormons, for one thing, and not afraid of snakes, for another. Theirs was truly a chance encounter, considering that pythons far outnumber snake-savvy Mormons in South Florida. â€œWe donâ€™t hunt on the Sabbath,â€? declared Blake Russ, 24, a Florida International University student.
In competition But on this day, the brothers are in it to win it. They have joined Floridaâ€™s â€œPython Challenge 2013,â€? the first-ever open-invitation contest organized by the stateâ€™s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. So frustrated are wildlife officials with the prolific Burmese pythons that on Jan. 12 they began a one-
where and nowhere. Catching them is easy. The pythons â€” which can stretch to 20 feet and more â€” are lazy. They dislike moving. They rarely travel. Instead, they wait out their prey and ambush it, sinking their teeth in to hold it in place while they wrap them up tight, suffocate them and swallow them whole, little by little. But the snakes blend in with the yellowish, brownish brush here. â€œItâ€™s like looking for a piece of camouflage,â€? said Devin Belliston, 26, the science teacher in the group. Seeing just one â€œBurmâ€? is enough to excite a hunter for days. â€œItâ€™s like seeing Bigfoot,â€? said Bryan Russ, 35, Blake Russâ€™ older brother, who once unleashed 30 garter snakes inside an Idaho college dorm. (He got kicked out of school, which he called a â€œgreat life lesson.â€?) Studying the python lifestyle is critical to success. Hunters must know that the best time to find one is the morning after the temperature drops into the 60s or below. The snakes surface to warm up in the sun. They stay close to water, so canals and levies are a good bet. They like rock piles. Most savvy hunters stick to gravel paths or roads that abut grassy areas with water nearby.
month python hunt in South Florida, opening it up to just about anybody over the age of 18. The hunt is taking place on state land, not federal parkland, which is off-limits. The only requirement is that contestants must take a training course â€” online. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the hunter who catches the longest snake and $1,500 to the one who â€œharvestsâ€? the most snakes. About 1,300 people have signed up. The pythons, considered invasive and uninvited, arrived here as pets. After some escaped or were let loose by fed-up owners, they slithered toward marshy land, mostly in and around the Everglades. There, they snack regularly on native wading birds, gators, deer, bobcat, opossums, raccoons and rabbits. They breed easily, laying eight to 100 eggs. Killing the snake is a requirement of the â€œPython Challenge,â€? and for this the website suggests a firearm or a captive bolt (the slaughterhouse stunning tool used to chilling effect in the film â€œNo Country for Old Menâ€?). Chopping off the head is permissible, the website explains, but difficult, On the highways because the brain lives on At night, especially in (for a while). For decapitation, summer, the hunters â€œroad machetes are the state-rec- cruise.â€? Pythons come out then, ommended weapon. sometimes onto the asphalt, because it is cooler at night. Kill â€˜em quick Sound does not bother â€œRegardless of the tech- them. When caught, â€œthey nique you choose, make sure your technique results squirt out a mixture of feces in immediate loss of con- and urine,â€? Bryan Russ sciousness and destruction said. â€œIt smells like musk, like of the Burmese pythonâ€™s wet dog. Ruben calls it, â€˜The brain,â€? the website states. smell of success.â€™â€? The task is daunting. As of Friday, more than Estimates of how many Burmese pythons live in the 30 pythons were caught in wild here range from 5,000 the competitionâ€™s first week. Ramirez and his team to more than 100,000. â€œDo we really know?â€? have caught eight. The men scoff at those asked Skip Snow, a wildlife novices biologist at Everglades machete-toting National Park. â€œNo. No, we from out of state who have shown up in their pythondonâ€™t.â€? The snakes are every- hunting finery.
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Bill Booth of Bradenton, Fla., wears a dead Burmese python around his neck. He killed the snake in the Florida Everglades as part of the monthlong â€œPython Challenge 2013.â€? â€œThis guy had brand new clothes, beautiful new boots,â€? Ramirez said, of a fellow he had spotted nearby.
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WASHNGTON â€” Trying to stem the scourge of prescription-drug abuse in the United States, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to toughen restrictions on Vicodin and other hydrocodone products, the most widely used narcotic painkillers in the country. The panel voted 19-10 in favor of the recommendation, which the FDA will likely follow. The recommendation would limit access to the drugs by making them harder to prescribe. The recommendation would subject Vicodin and dozens of other medicines to the same restrictions as other narcotic drugs, such as oxycodone and morphine. Indeed, hydrocodone belongs to a family of drugs known as opioids, which include morphine, heroin, oxycodone, codeine and methadone. The change would have sweeping consequences for doctors, pharmacists and patients. Under the proposed rules, refills without a new prescription would be forbidden, as would faxed prescriptions and those called
in by phone. Only written prescriptions from a doctor would be allowed, and pharmacists and distributors would be required to store the drugs in special vaults. Prescription drugs account for about threequarters of all U.S. drug overdoses, with the number of deaths more than tripling since 1999, according to federal data. Since 2008, deaths from overdoses have outpaced deaths from car accidents. The FDA convened the panel, made up of scientists and other experts, after a request by the Drug Enforcement Administration, which contends that the drugs are among the most frequently abused painkillers in the country.
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SAD: Trace timing to assess seasonal influence CONTINUED FROM D1
“I would have days where I couldn’t even function,” she continued. “I couldn’t put my finger on it because life was good, you know?” The first few times it happened, she toughed it out until April, when relief mysteriously arrived. Then about six winters ago, on a friend’s recommendation, she started spending time each day in front of a specially designed white light. “I’m not kidding you, that was a godsend,” she said. “Within about 10 days, I noticed I had more energy.”
CONTINUED FROM D1 ■ COSTS: Light boxes can be purchased for about $200 online; they are also available for rent. Some patients manage to get insurance reimbursement by having a doctor write a letter, but don’t count on your policy covering it. ■ PRECAUTIONS: Side effects include headaches and hypomania, though experts say these are rare. Face the light, but do not stare at the light. If you have an eye condition of any kind, clear light therapy with your ophthalmologist first. ■ MORE INFORMATION: Check the websites of the Society for Light Therapy and Biological Rhythms at www. sltbr.org and Center for Environmental Therapeutics at www.cet.org. The Associated Press
‘Winter blues’ Some people, like Churchill, struggle with winter gloom, lethargy, food cravings and the urge to curl up on the couch with a plate of cookies and a Snuggie until the lilacs bloom. “Winter blues” is one term for the milder form of this funk. More severe depression, strong enough to interfere with work, sleep or other functioning and possibly warrant clinical help, was identified in the 1980s as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. They are both linked to light deprivation, which is thought to mess with the brain chemicals that influence moods and sleep patterns. Typically, winter depression reaches its full impact during the Northern Hemisphere’s dimmest period, when the sun’s low-slung path across the sky is so truncated that many people
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Outdoor activities, such as jogging, can help battle mood problems (see story on this page). travel to and from work in darkness. For some sufferers, like Churchill, December offers enough merry distraction to push the problem off until January. For others, the condition exacerbates existing sadness or memories already associated with the holidays themselves. Some people start to feel twinges by Labor Day or even as early as midsummer, when the days first start imperceptibly shrinking. Experts estimate that these mood disturbances may affect 7 percent or
more of the population, though it’s hard to know how many people suffer at an unreported, subclinical level.
Trace the timing If you’ve experienced mood slumps of your own, one way to tell whether they’re seasonally influenced is to trace the timing, said Dr. Scott Crow, a psychiatry professor at the University of Minnesota who has focused on mood disorders. Seasonal mood sufferers start to feel better as the days lengthen and the sun’s
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rays intensify. Until that solar help arrives, expert-endorsed treatments include the remedy that worked for Churchill, a special broadspectrum or natural-spectrum light designed to resemble sunlight. Preliminary research indicates that these lights can bring relief for people who sit in front of them, usually for half an hour first thing in the morning, at least a few days a week. Experts recommend using a light labeled 10,000 lux (a measure of light intensity). The Center for Environ-
mental Therapeutics (www. cet.org) recommends other criteria and sells a 12.5-inch-by-16-inch model for about $180. Other 10,000-lux models, many of them smaller, are available elsewhere online for less than $100. Most insurance policies won’t cover them. Other potential remedies include treatments used against regular clinical depression, such as psychotherapy and antidepressant medications. Exercise has been shown to help boost mood, especially in this case when performed outdoors. (See story,
Exercise can help offset those negative feelings BY KATY READ
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late, and limit consumption to one ounce a day. Other foods that get thumbs up from natural food promoters: ■ Walnuts — A rich plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids, essential for a healthy, happy brain. ■ Apples — These crisp, juicy ffruits are full of fibe fiber — about a quart quarter of our recom recommended daily intake. Fiber keeps your energy steady throughout the day and prevents you from feeling slug sluggish. ■ Turmeric — This bright yellow spice, one of the main ingredients in curry powder, is promoted as a powerful anti-inflammatory and mood-enhancer. ■ Shiitake mushrooms — Perrfect for a creamy, wintery soup and high in selenium. Low selenium levels are linked to anxiousness and irritability.
Shannon Hyland-Tassava tries to run up to 25 miles a week, year-round. It’s harder in winter — icy sidewalks, snowy trails — but she’s determined. As a sufferer of seasonal mood problems, Hyland-Tassava runs for her emotional as well as physical health. “Starting a few years ago, I just really started feeling the classic things you always hear about when it came to seasonal mood changes: more tired, more lethargic, more irritable, less motivated to be active and go out and do,” said Hyland-Tassava, 41, of Northfield, Minn. “In the spring and summer, I typically felt fantastic.” A couple of years ago, on the advice of her nurse-practitioner, she started using a broad-spectrum light box and found it helpful. Running is her other important therapy. “I get such benefit, mentally, from running outdoors,” said Hyland-Tassava, a psychologist and the author of The Essential Stay-at-Home Mom Manual (Booktrope Editions, 2011). Hyland-Tassava works as a life coach and often recommends outdoor activity for her clients. “I firmly believe in the power of exercise to affect mood positively, and there’s very strong research to support it.”
Research suggests that exercise can be as effective as medication in combating depression — and comes with positive side effects instead of negative ones, said Beth Lewis, a University of Minnesota psychologist who studies exercise psychology. Even the mildly melancholic can share in this prescription-free mood booster.
How much exercise? No need to train for a marathon: Even 150 minutes a week of moderateintensity activity (e.g., walking the dog) can provide “significant health benefits,” Lewis said. But studies show that only a small percentage of Americans do even that much. If you haven’t been active for a while, start small, Lewis suggested: “Getting out of the house for 10 minutes is something.” Since SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and winter blues are linked to loss of sunlight, logic suggests that midday outdoor exercise would be especially beneficial, although indoor exercise helps, too. Looking ahead to future winters, those who suffer from seasonal mood problems are better off forming an exercise habit long before the symptoms kick in. “Prevention is always better than treatment,” Lewis said.
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Winter’s gray days and long nights can leave you feeling tired and unmotivated. Natural food advocates say these foods can help you boost your mood and eat away the winter blues: ■ Berries — Researchers at the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies in Florida claim that chemicals in blueberries, raspberries and strawberries bear a striking structural similarity to valporic acid, a widely used prescription mood-stabilizing drug. That’s in addition to the host of antioxidant properties and flavonoids such as anthocyanidins, which have been shown to boost brain function. ■ Green tea — The health benefits of green tea have been studied at length, but a 2009 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition took a different approach and examined the possible cone ta health. ea t . nection with mental The result? In a study of about 1,060 elderly Japanese, a higher consumption as associated of green tea was with a lower prevalence of mptoms. depressive symptoms. ■ Vitamin ds D-rich foods — During the cold, grey w i n t e r months, when the sun is in hibernation or k at its rays weak best, getting enough vitamin D — also known as the sunshine vitamin — is particularly important. Dietary sources include salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines, fortified milk and orange juice, as well as cheese and egg yolks. ■ Foods high in folic acid and Vitamin B12 — Studies have shown that depressive patients have been found to have low levels of both folate and vitamin B12. Deficiency in either vita-
min can also lead to fatigue and weakness — never a good combination, but even less so during winter when we’re already feeling sluggish. So stock up on your dark, green leafy vegetables like spinach, as well as beans and legumes, which are likewise good sources of folic acid. Foods n B12 rich in include fish and shellfish, yogurtt and milk. ■ Dark colate chocolate is should — This come as no surprise, given the volumes off lit literature — along with anecdotal evidence — on the mood-enhancing effect of chocolate. How does it work? Supposedly by boosting levels of serotonin, the mood-altering chemical in the brain. But there is such thing as too much of a good thing. To maximize benefits, reach f o r dark choco-
below.) Churchill is content to relax before her light box, imagining herself sunbathing on a warm beach. “I almost feel like a plant that’s wintering over,” she said. “Just stick me in front of a light for a couple of times a day, and I’ll be fine.”
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Ed, with scissors, and Wanda Smith, immediately left of Ed, stand alongside their crew of brewers and the Port Angeles Ambassadors at a ribboncutting marking the grand opening of the Twin Peaks Brewing & Malting Co. at 2506 W. 19th St., Port Angeles.
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2506 W. 19th St.; its hours are 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through PORT ANGELES — A grand Thursday and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on opening celebration with the Friday and Saturday. Port Angeles Ambassadors The Twin Peaks brewing recently marked the opening of operation has been a dream Ed and Wanda Smith’s Twin and ongoing project for Ed Peaks Brewing and Malting Co. and Wanda for the past couple of Twin Peaks — which includes years. a tasting room — is located in Well-known for their locally the airport industrial park at produced microbrews made on
site at Peak’s Pub, Ed Smith said he felt the time had come to expand the brewing operation to meet the growing demand for his specialty brews. After acquiring a site in the industrial park and getting a full set of brewery equipment from Germany, Ed and Wanda and crew worked slowly and patiently to get the
beer recipes just right, scaling up from producing a keg at a time to being able to produce 40 kegs of premium beer in one batch. While refining the recipes, the Smith’s undertook extensive remodeling of the industrial site, including adding the tasting room and putting in a garden to produce some of the ingredients
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