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PA enrollment continues to fall one that has remained stable. Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Quillayute Valley, Chimacum and Cape Flattery school districts all are budgeting for smaller student bodies in 2012-13 because enrollment fell during the year, and that is a trend officials expect to see continue. The Sequim, Crescent and Quilcene districts are anticipating larger enrollments to correspond with an increased number of students in 2011-12. The enrollment in Brinnon — a small school offering classes
Sequim sees more kids BY ARWYN RICE PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
School district enrollment trends on the North Olympic Peninsula are split — judging by averages over the just-finished school year — with some districts experiencing declining enrollment, some with increased enrollment and
through sixth grade — has remained steady. The state pays schools according to “full-time enrollment,” or FTE, which is calculated to address each student’s needs and time spent in the schools. A half-day kindergartner or part-time high school student counts for less than a full FTE.
Port Angeles Port Angeles School District lost 82 students in 2011-12, continuing a pattern of declining enrollment, said Gail Frick,
interim district finance manager. The greatest loss of students was at the elementary level, where no grade exceeded 300 students during the school year. All grade levels at the seventh grade and above had 300 or more students. Frick said the district expects a further loss of students in 201213. Head count enrollment in 2011 was 3,922. In 2012, it was 3,839. FTE enrollment in 2011 was 3,764 and in 2012 was 3,629
Sequim Sequim School District expected a slight decline in enrollment for the 2011-12 school year but instead experienced slight growth, said Brian Lewis, district business manager. The district expects a still larger increase in enrollment for 2012-13, Lewis said. Head count enrollment for 2011 was 2,816 and in 2012 was 2,819. FTE enrollment in 2011 was 2,616 and in 2012 was 2,683. TURN
Attention, all hams: Clallam calling Amateur radio league has a field day which was taking part in the field day. Standing nearby was club Treasurer Ernie Griffith. PORT ANGELES — Ham radio operator “It’s set up for an emergency,” Griffith said of Doug Welcker leaned near his microphone while the radio gear. looking at a computer screen and operating a foot-high stack of radio gear. Running on emergency power “W4RMC, this is W7FEL. We are Three Alpha Western Washington,” he said into the mic. “Everything’s running on emergency power,” He and other amateur radio operators were he said, noting the nearby hum of a gasolinebusily making contact with other stations all powered generator. over the United States and Canada as part of the The club gets points for each contact they American Radio Relay League’s International make with other stations, but Griffith said the Field Day on Sunday. club was more focused on having fun and gaining W7FEL — often pronounced by operators as experience. Whiskey Seven Fox Echo Lima — is the call sign TURN TO RADIOA4 for the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club, BY CHRIS TUCKER
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A retractable antenna stands on the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles on Sunday. Doug Welcker, right, operates a radio inside a tent at the fairgrounds as he communicates with fellow ham radio enthusiasts during the American Radio Relay League’s International Field Day
Concerns rising over wild carrot Queen Anne’s lace gets more prevalent
If the weed known as wild carrot cross-pollinates with Huber’s carrot, which is Nash’s trademark crop, it can make it tasteless, Lucero said. The cross-pollination renders the BY JESSE MAJOR seeds unusable as well, according to FOR PENINSULA DAILY NEWS Bruce Pape of the Washington State A flowering plant known as Queen University Clallam County Master Anne’s lace that can cross-pollinate Gardeners. with carrots has had an increasing Cross-pollination feared presence in the Dungeness Valley. Nash Huber, owner of Nash’s Huber has worked for years to Organic Produce, approached the develop his seeds, so hybridization is a Noxious Weed Control Board of Cla- concern, Lucero said. lallam County with concerns about The wild carrot has been spreading the weed, Cathy Lucero of the control across an increasingly wide area in board said. the Sequim area over the past half-
dozen years, Huber said. It is seen primarily on country roadsides and land that is marginally managed, he said. Nash’s Organic Produce maintains isolation of its seed crops from the wild relative, Huber said. The produce company has managed to control the problem so far, but it could become unmanageable, Huber fears. He has attributed the presence of the wild carrot to a decrease in county roadside maintenance and also mentioned private owners who are not maintaining their properties. TURN
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Presley’s crypt pulled from auction ELVIS PRESLEY’S CRYPT has left the auction block. Celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien said Friday that his company has agreed not to sell the Presley crypt after fans worldwide demanded that it be kept as a shrine to his memory. Julien’s Auctions announced in May that it would sell the empty tomb at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn., at its “Music Icons” auction Sunday. Julien said the company won’t sell the crypt “until Forest Hills finds a plan that best suits the interests of the fans while respecting and preserving the memory of Elvis Presley.” Presley was interred there alongside his mother, Gladys, after he died Aug. 16, 1977. Two months later, they were reburied at his Graceland home. The original crypt has remained empty ever since.
Depp dating Evidence that Johnny Depp left his partner of 14 years for a bisexual actress grow as he is reported to have made his ex-partner a $125 million payment. Amber Heard, who co-
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Singer Jason Mraz performs during his concert “Tour Is a Four Letter Word” in Hong Kong on Sunday. starred with Depp on last year’s movie “The Rum Diary,” and Depp are said to be so close that Depp 26-year-old Heard has been a “regular visitor” to New Mexico where 49-yearold actor currently is filming “The Lone Ranger,” Mail Online reported. Depp, who made an official announcement that he had split from Vanessa Paradis, 39, is even said to have bought Heard a horse so they can ride together, according to a report in Globe magazine.
Despite Depp’s denials, a number of publications have carried pictures and Heard reports that he and Heard enjoyed a trip to Las Vegas together on a private plane where Depp was promoting “Dark Shadows.” Depp is reported to have agreed to give Paradis $156 million to walk away from the relationship, even though they were never married. The couple had two children Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 10.
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LESLEY BROWN, 64, the mother of the world’s first “test-tube baby,” died June 6 in Bristol, England. Her death, at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, was caused by complications of a gallbladder Mrs. Brown infection, said Michael Macnamee, executive director of the Bourn Hall Clinic in Cambridge, where the in vitro fertilization technique that produced her daughter, Louise, was developed by Robert Edwards and Dr. Patrick Steptoe. Louise Brown’s birth on July 25, 1978, was an instant global sensation and a turning point in the treatment of infertility, offering hope to millions of couples who had been unable to have children. Since then, more than 4 million babies worldwide have been born through in vitro fertilization, in which sperm and eggs are mixed outside the body and the resulting embryos are transferred into the womb. Mrs. Brown was a
homemaker, and her husband, John, a railroad employee. They had been trying for nine years to conceive a child. Mrs. Brown became pregnant on the first try. Once the news got out, public fascination with her case was unrelenting. She was a quiet woman, Macnamee said, and the attention stunned her. Four years later they had another daughter, Natalie, also conceived by in vitro fertilization, also on the first try. John Brown died in 2007 at 64. Mrs. Brown is survived by her two daughters and three grandchildren.
journalist whose books about Nazis and murderers delved into the minds behind heinous acts of depravity and violence, died June 14 at a hospital in Cambridge, England. Her death was announced by her publisher. No cause of death was disclosed. Ms. Sereny, a Viennese native, came of age as Adolf Hitler rose to prominence in Europe and became one of the foremost authorities on the crimes against humanity committed by the Third Reich. She also wrote renowned books about murders involving children who killed other children.
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1937 (75 years ago) Advertised products and prices in the Port Angeles Evening News: ■ Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, “oven fresh and flavor perfect,” 7 cents per package. ■ Local lettuce, 3 heads for 5 cents. ■ Sugar, pure cane, fine granulated, 10-pound bag for 49 cents. ■ Fisher’s Cake Flour, “a handy little friend for every baking need,” 14 cents per 2-pound sack. ■ Just in at Port Angeles Motors, a 1937 Buick “8” 5-passenger sedan, $1,099.
away from the Peninsula. Of the jobs currently available, Hill said most are seasonal state and federal forestry department and National Park Service positions.
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About 800 educators are meeting at Fort Worden State Park to discuss alternatives in public schools. The National Alternative School Association’s convention was moved from Seattle to Fort Worden because “we thought _______ people coming from Florida, Mississippi and Texas GITTA SERENY, 91, would want to see more Seen Around an acclaimed investigative than the Space Needle,” Peninsula snapshots 1962 (50 years ago) said Roy Morris, Clallam Bay School principal and Floyd Hill, manager of Laugh Lines ELDERLY GENTLEco-chairman with his wife, the state Employment MAN AND small black ACCORDING TO THE puppy both sound asleep in Security Department, said Nancy Messmer, of the convention. he is concerned about the New York Times, Mexican the waiting room of the “Hundreds of schools rapid decrease in job oppordrug cartels launder milemergency room at the will display their options, tunities for recent gradulions and million of dollars hospital. . . . ates of North Olympic Pen- and educators will share through horse races. ideas about teaching everyWANTED! “Seen Around” insula high schools and I hate to see something items. Send them to PDN News thing from politics to subPeninsula College. like betting on horses Desk, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles stance abuse,” said MessHe said many of these become corrupt and seedy. WA 98362; fax 360-417-3521; or mer, a Neah Bay School young people will have to What’s next, boxing? email news@peninsuladailynews. teacher. seek their career fortunes Jay Leno com.
Looking Back From the files of The Associated Press
TODAY IS MONDAY, June 25, the 177th day of 2012. There are 189 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On June 25, 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Engel v. Vitale, ruled 6-1 that recitation of a statesponsored prayer in New York State public schools was unconstitutional. On this date: ■ In 1788, Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution. ■ In 1876, Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his 7th Cavalry were wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians in the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana. ■ In 1910, President William
Howard Taft signed the WhiteSlave Traffic Act, more popularly known as the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes. ■ In 1912, the Democratic National Convention, which nominated Woodrow Wilson for president, opened in Baltimore. ■ In 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 was enacted. ■ In 1942, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was designated Commanding General of the European Theater of Operations during World War II. Some 1,000 British Royal Air Force bombers raided
Bremen, Germany. ■ In 1950, war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist North invaded the South. ■ In 1967, The Beatles performed their new song “All You Need Is Love” during the “Our World” live international telecast. ■ In 1981, the Supreme Court ruled that male-only draft registration was constitutional. ■ In 1991, the western Yugoslav republics of Croatia and Slovenia declared their independence. ■ In 2009, death claimed Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop,” in Los Angeles at age 50 and actress Farrah Fawcett in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 62.
■ Ten years ago: A federal judge in Alexandria, Va., refused to accept a no-contest plea from Zacarias Moussaoui, accused of conspiracy in the Sept. 11 attacks, and instead entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. ■ Five years ago: World Wrestling Entertainment star Chris Benoit, his wife and 7-yearold son were found dead in their Fayetteville, Ga., home. Authorities concluded that Benoit strangled his family, then killed himself. ■ One year ago: What’s believed to be the only surviving authenticated portrait of legendary gunman Billy the Kid sold at auction in Denver for $2.3 million.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Issa: No proof White House misled panel WASHINGTON — The House committee chairman leading the fight to get Justice Department documents about a troubled gun-tracking operation says there’s no evidence so far that White House officials were involved in misleading Congress or engaged in a cover-up. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa said he hopes “this stays at Justice” and that the department hands over the requested material about Opera- Issa tion Fast and Furious. The Republican-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has cited Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt of Congress. But President Barack Obama has invoked executive privilege to withhold the documents demanded. House Speaker John Boehner has said Obama’s action was “an admission the White House officials were involved.” But Issa was asked on “Fox News Sunday” whether lawmakers had evidence now to support that claim, and he said, “No, we don’t.”
Penn State moves on STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Just days before former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted on multiple counts of child sex abuse, an email was sent to thousands of Penn State alumni with a simple message: “We are ONE TEAM. Join us.” Inside was a link to a website for purchasing tickets to football games. After seven wrenching months, Penn State is looking toward the future and trying to change the subject. The Nittany Lions open their season Sept. 1 against Ohio University. But former Penn State quarterback Todd Blackledge, acknowledged, “It’s going to take time for people to think about Penn State and Penn State football without thinking about the Jerry Sandusky scandal.”
Trains collide in Okla. GOODWELL, Okla. —Three people are missing after two freight trains collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Texas County Emergency Management Director Harold Tyson said the trains crashed about 10 a.m. Sunday near Goodwell, which is near the Texas border. Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Betsy Randolph said at least three people are missing, but she isn’t sure how many people in all were on the trains or whether there were injuries or fatalities. The Associated Press
Briefly: World NATO to discuss the downing of Turkish jet ANKARA, Turkey — NATO ambassadors will discuss this week whether to respond to Syria’s downing of a Turkish jet in what Turkey insists was international airspace, although the likelihood of any military action by the alliance is low. The plane’s downing has further hiked regional tensions over the conflict in Syria, where some 40 people were said to have died Sunday in new clashes between rebels and regime forces. The jet’s wreckage was found in the Mediterranean at a depth of 4,265 feet, Turkish state media reported Sunday. The two pilots remain unaccounted for. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the jet was on a training flight to test Turkey’s radar capabilities, not spying on Syria. He said the plane mistakenly strayed into Syrian airspace Friday and was a mile inside international airspace when it was shot down off the coast of Latakia.
Lugo protests ouster ASUNCION, Paraguay — Fernando Lugo emerged Sunday to denounce his ouster as Paraguay’s president as a “parliamentary coup.” Lugo said his truncated presidency was targeted because he tried to help the South American nation’s poor majority. Asked whether he had any hope
of retaking office, Lugo exhorted his followers to remain peaceful but suggested that national and international clamor could Lugo lead Paraguayan lawmakers to reverse his impeachment. “In politics, anything is possible,” said Lugo, who termed the Senate’s sudden vote to remove him “a coup by political trial.” Federico Franco was sworn in after Lugo’s ouster Friday and set about forming his new government, saying, “There was no coup.”
Greek to miss summit ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s new prime minister will not be well enough to travel to a critical EU summit in Brussels after undergoing an eye operation, the government said Sunday. Antonis Samaras, 61, underwent surgery for a detached retina for nearly four hours Saturday, just three days after being sworn in at the head of a threeparty coalition government formed after two inconclusive general elections. The doctor treating the prime minister, Panagiotis Theodosiadis, ruled out his being able to travel to Brussels for the two-day European Union summit starting Thursday, government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou said. The Associated Press
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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood celebrate as a huge banner depicting Mohammed Morsi is unfurled at his campaign headquarters in Cairo.
Egyptian voters pick first Islamic president Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi now must calm public fears BY MAGGIE MICHAEL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CAIRO — Mohammed Morsi was declared Egypt’s first Islamist president Sunday, chosen in the freest elections in history that left the nation deeply polarized between supporters of an old regime figure and those eager for democratic change. It was the culmination of the tumultuous first phase of a transition launched 16 months ago with an uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak, who was replaced by a ruling military council headed by Mubarak’s defense minister of 20 years. It is the start of a new struggle with the military to restore the powers that the ruling generals stripped from the presidency even before the victor was declared. And it was not the outcome desired by most of the liberal and
secular youth groups that drove the uprising. “The revolution passed an important test,” said Yasser Ali, a spokesman for Morsi’s campaign. “But the road is still long.” Morsi now has to calm public fears that he will push to remake Egypt as an Islamist state and show that he will represent a broader swath of the public beyond his own fundamentalist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.
Deteriorating security He also has to try to urgently address the major problems facing Egypt, a sharp deterioration in security and a flailing economy. Morsi narrowly defeated Mubarak’s last Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq with 51.7 percent of the vote versus 48.3, the election commission said. Turnout was 51 percent.
Just one week ago, at the moment polls were closing in the runoff election, the ruling generals issued constitutional amendments that stripped the president’s office of most of its major powers. They made themselves the final arbiters over the most pressing issues still complicating the transition — such as writing the constitution, legislating, passing the state budget — and granted military police broad powers to detain civilians. A few days before that constitutional declaration, a court dissolved the freely elected parliament, which is dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. A huge crowd of Morsi supporters celebrated in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the uprising, as soon as the result was announced on live television. Some released doves with Morsi’s pictures over the square and others set off fireworks. Morsi’s spokesman Ahmed Abdel-Attie said words cannot describe the “joy” in this historic moment.
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MIAMI — MIAMI — Slowmoving Tropical Storm Debby’s outer bands lashed Florida with rain and kicked up rough surf off Alabama on Sunday, prompting warnings for those states and causing at least one death. The death in Florida was blamed on a tornado spawned by the storm, while a man went missing in the Gulf at an Alabama beach. Underscoring the storm’s unpredictable nature, forecasters discontinued a tropical storm warning for Louisiana after forecast models indicated Debby was less likely to make a westward
turn than initially predicted. Coastal Alabama and parts of Florida, including the Panhandle, remained under tropical storm warnings. Debby already has dumped heavy rain on parts of Florida and spawned some isolated tornadoes, causing damage to homes and knocking down power lines.
Tampa Bay bridge closed High winds forced the closure of an interstate bridge that spans Tampa Bay and links St. Petersburg with areas to the southeast. Storm tracks are difficult to predict days in advance. But as of late Sunday the latest forecast
map showed the center of the storm 100 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola, Fla., and likely to meander northward for several days before making landfall. Chris Landsea, a meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center, said forecasters rely on computer models, which were contradictory until Sunday. Landsea said every storm has different characteristics, “and in this case it’s a very unpredictable storm.” He said Debby could become a hurricane. A major concern will be flooding from heavy rainfall. The storm is moving slowly, allowing its clouds more time to unload rain.
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A WILDFIRE NEAR Colorado Springs erupted and grew out of control to more than 3 square miles over the weekend, prompting the evacuation of a popular vacation town and the closure of nearby highways Sunday. At least 11,000 residents of Manitou Springs and nearby communities of Cascade, Chipita Park and Green Mountain Falls were ordered to leave Saturday or early Sunday. The fire quickly grew to more than 2,000 acres amid tinder dry conditions. Officials didn’t have a count on those evacuated from vacation properties that were emptied, but an evacuation center was set up at a high school.
A NEW DISNEY princess ascended to the box-office throne with a No. 1 debut for Pixar Animation’s “Brave.” The latest from the makers of “Toy Story” opened with $66.7 million domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Brave” had a worldwide start of $80.2 million. “Brave,” the first of Disney’s Pixar animations with a female protagonist, left Abraham Lincoln in the dust. 20th Century Fox’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” opened at No. 3 with $16.5 million, behind DreamWorks’ “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” which added $20.2 million to have a domestic total to $157.6 million.
EXPRESS SERVICE MIGHT be all customers have time for at one northern New Hampshire post office. The hours at the post office in the town of Sugar Hill were recently cut back to 30 minutes a day, down from a couple of hours. The post office is open from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. each day. In response, New Hampshire’s two U.S. senators have written a letter urging the U.S. Postal Service to hold a community meeting in the town so that residents, government officials and business owners can ask questions and offer their thoughts on the future of retail postal service there.
A CHINA SPACECRAFT carrying three astronauts docked manually with an orbiting module Sunday, a first for the country as it strives to match American and Russian exploits in space. The Shenzhou 9 capsule’s maneuver with the Tiangong 1 module was shown live on national television. It followed a docking last week that was carried out by remote control from a ground base in China. The Chinese astronauts have been living in the module for the past week to prepare for life on the space station. They returned to the Shenzhou 9 capsule Sunday and disconnected in preparation for the manual reconnection.
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Carrots: Seed genetics Radio: Event all across can be hurt by weeds U.S. for 24-hour period CONTINUED FROM A1
The weed is considered noxious in Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and Washington state, he said. Wild carrot is a Class B noxious weed in Washington. In regions where a Class B species is abundant, control is decided at the local level, according to the Washington state Noxious Weed Control Boardâ€™s website www.nwcb.wa.gov/.
Growing organic carrot seeds is â€œbecoming more of an important business because of the growth of organic produce,â€? Huber said. â€œWe also grow carrot seeds commercially as an income crop,â€? he said. â€œWe sell it to other growers in the United States and internationally. â€œIt is important to maintain genetic purity,â€? he said. Finding where it grows
Jefferson County Wild carrot isnâ€™t cause for as much concern in Jefferson County, said the Noxious Weed Control coordinator there, Eve Dixon. â€œInfestations here are believed to be at the level they were in Clallam County five years ago,â€? she said. â€œThey could increase, but because we do not have a large volume of carrot seed production, they are not viewed as a serious threat,â€? Dixon said. The wild carrot is originally from Europe but is now found almost everywhere in the United States, said Pape of the WSU Master Gardeners.
Clallam County Master Gardeners are working with the Clallam County Road Department and the Noxious Weed Control Board to find out where the weeds grow. Master Gardeners began seeking the weed while walking along public roadsides in the area east of Kitchen-Dick Road and north of Hendrickson Road this month and will continue through early July. The Master Gardeners proposed to walk the roadsides because the carrot is hard to see since it wasnâ€™t flowering at the beginning of the month, Lucero said. But according to Pape, they are becoming more visible this week.
The field data collected will be entered into a geographic information system to provide information on the seriousness of the infestation. The GIS allows spacial information to be entered and viewed on a map, Lucero said. The Master Gardeners have not determined how to reduce the infestation. They are looking for methods used by other organizations that were successful in reducing the infestation. â€œWe are not going to reinvent the wheel,â€? Pape said. â€œWe are trying to be proactive and head that off so it doesnâ€™t keep us from having a viable carrot seed business,â€? Huber said. Those who see the weed can contact Muriel Nesbitt, Master Gardener coordinator, at 360-417-2679 or MNesbit@co.clallam.wa.us.
________ Jesse Major, a recent graduate of Peninsula College and Port Angeles High School, is an intern with the Peninsula Daily News. To reach him, phone 360-452-2345, ext. 5056.
CONTINUED FROM A1 â€œThen in case of emergency, we know we can do all this,â€? he said. â€œHow about a big earthquake here? Thatâ€™s the biggest one everybody is worrying about.â€? The event was held for a 24-hour period across North America. â€œEverybody starts out at 1800 Zulu,â€? he said, referring to the Coordinated Universal Time starting time. For the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club, that means they started at 11 a.m. Saturday and wrapped things up at around 11 a.m. Sunday. Outside the tents stood a metal antenna that matched the height of nearby tall trees. Standing about 100 feet tall, the antenna can retract to a length small enough to fit on a small trailer. A foot-high radio stack sat on a table next to a flatpanel computer screen. The computer screen displayed a log of all contacts made, as well as the frequency the radio was operating on.
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A man tunes his radio while operating it in a tent at the Clallam County Fairgrounds on Sunday. â€œThe computerâ€™s actually controlling the radio. And then you turn the knob on the radio, and you can see that change,â€? he said.
Two-way adjustment The frequency can be adjusted two ways: If the operator rotates the tuning dial on the radio, the computer will adjust its display to match the radio, or vice-versa. â€œHey, Iâ€™ve talked all over the world on these things,â€? Griffith said. â€œI made contact with South Africa . . .
Saudi Arabia.â€? Griffith said he even contacted Russian astronauts aboard the Mir space station. â€œYou got about 11 minutes as it went over,â€? he said. In Jefferson County, members of the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club and the Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club also operated several stations under emergency conditions. For more information about the American Radio Relay League, visit www. arrl.org.
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Peninsula enrollment statistics
Quillayute Valley The Quillayute Valley School Districtâ€™s enrollment dropped considerably in 2011-12, showing a decrease of more than 700 students from the previous school year. There are two sets of students in the district: virtual students and â€œbrick and mortarâ€? students, Superintendent Diana Reaume said. A high enrollment, compared with the size of the city, was caused by the districtâ€™s popular â€œHome School Plus+â€? program which accounts for more than 2,000 students. That was where most of the enrollment was lost, Reaume said. The district has learned to more narrowly define students who can be successful in homeschool programming, which somewhat restricts the enrollment in that program, she said. Home School Plus+ provides materials, lessons and support for home-school families. Reaume said that the actual â€œbricks and mortarâ€? student enrollment has remained steady at 1,100 for years, though this year it unexpectedly dropped to 1,067, with the losses mostly at the elementary level. The pattern isnâ€™t something the West End district has experienced before, where losses at the middle and high school level were more typical, Reaume said. â€œWeâ€™re going to keep an eye on it,â€? she said. Head count enrollment in 2011 was 3,781 and in 2012 was 3,071. FTE enrollment in 2011 was 3,529 and in 2012 was 3,017.
Cape Flattery Cape Flattery School District isnâ€™t losing enrollment in big numbers all at once, but a decade of steady decline has taken the districtâ€™s student count from 542 in 2002 to the current 425, said Superintendent Kandy Ritter. â€œWeâ€™re not anticipating losing a lot next year,â€? Ritter said. The district has budgeted for
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Here are the enrollment statistics for each school district in the North Olympic Peninsula. A â€œhead countâ€? refers to the number of actual students enrolled in a school district. The state pays schools according to â€œfull-time enrollment,â€? or FTE, which is calculated according to each individual studentâ€™s time spent in the classroom. A half-day kindergartner or part-time high school student counts for less than a full FTE.
Port Angeles â– Head count enrollment: 2011 â€” 3,922; 2012 â€” 3,839. â– FTE enrollment: 2011 â€” 3,764; 2012 â€” 3,629.
2011 â€” 2,816; 2012 â€” 2,819. â– FTE enrollment: 2011 â€” 2,616; 2012 â€” 2,683.
Crescent schools â– Head count enrollment: 2011 â€” 357; 2012 â€” 361. â– FTE enrollment: 2011 â€” 332; 2012 â€” 337.
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â– Head count enrollment: 2011 â€” 3,781; 2012 â€” 3,071. â– FTE enrollment: 2011 â€” 3,529; 2012 â€” 3,017.
â– Head count enrollment: 2011 â€” 438; 2012 â€” 425. â– FTE enrollment: 2011 â€” 426; 2012 â€” 418.
â– Head count enrollment: 2011 â€” 1,341; 2012 â€” 1,300.
district amenities such as small class sizes, all-day kindergarten, before and after school care, and close access to high school programs in Port Angeles at Peninsula College and the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center. Crescent Head count enrollment in 2011 was 357 and in 2012 was 361. Crescent School District grew FTE enrollment in 2011 was slightly in 2012, a continuation of 332 and in 2012 was 337. a trend of growing enrollment in the small district in Joyce. Port Townsend â€œIn the last five years, we are Port Townsend School Disup 60 students,â€? said Superintentrictâ€™s enrollment dropped by 41 dent Tom Anderson. The district has not added new students in 2012. The school board is budgeting housing areas or new industry to for around the same number of account for the added students. This year, several families with students in 2012-12, and is hopmultiple children moved into the ing for the best, said Mary Colton, district, and in general families superintendentâ€™s assistant and have been attracted to the rural enrollment secretary. â€œThey always budget low,â€? area, Anderson said. â€œItâ€™s a nice school for kids,â€? Colton said. If the district budgets for fewer Anderson said. Anderson said he believes fam- students than it expects, and ilies move to the area for school therefore less money, there are
fewer nasty surprises if some of the districtâ€™s students donâ€™t show up the next year, she said. Head count enrollment in 2011 was 1,341 and in 2012 was 1,300. FTE enrollment in 2011 was 1,268 and in 2012 was 1,234.
Chimacum Chimacum School Districtâ€™s enrollment dropped by 15 students in 2012, representing a loss of $82,000 in state funding to the district, said Art Clarke, district business manager. The district is expecting another drop in enrollment in 2012-13, and budgeted for 1,030 FTE, Clarke said. Head count enrollment in 2011 was 1,118 and in 2012 was 1,103. FTE enrollment in 2011 was 1,078 and in 2012 was 1,047.
Quilcene Quilcene School District is
Brinnon Brinnon School Districtâ€™s enrollment has been flat for several years, with only minor variations, said Betty Johnson, business manager. At this time, the district doesnâ€™t expect a change, Johnson said. The district has only a single elementary school. When students complete elementary school, most attend Quilcene School Districtâ€™s middle and high schools. Head count enrollment in 2011 was 37; in 2012, it was 35. FTE enrollment in 2011 was 35 and in 2012 was 32. All enrollment statistics are from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction website at www.k12.wa.us/safs/Reports. asp. Enrollment numbers are rounded to the nearest wholenumber value.
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â– Head count enrollment: 2011 â€” 466; 2012 â€” 571. â– FTE enrollment: 2011 â€” 417; 2012 â€” 495.
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â– Head count enrollment: 2011 â€” 1,118; 2012 â€” 1,103. â– FTE enrollment: 2011 â€” 1,078; 2012 â€” 1,047.
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among the few Peninsula districts that experienced increased enrollment. It saw an increase of more than 100 students, most of whom have never stepped foot in Quilcene. There were 185 students who actually attend the schools in Quilcene, and the district is budgeting for 182 â€œbrick and mortarâ€? students next year, said Cindy Pollard, business manager. â€œWeâ€™re so tiny, a single family moving in or out of the district can affect us,â€? Pollard said. The district will budget for an additional 350 in the â€œHomeschool Exploration Programâ€? â€” or HEP â€” which provides materials, lessons and support for home-school families, she said. â€œWe capped our program at 300 this year, but we will be expanding to 350 next yearâ€? she said. Head count enrollment in 2011 was 466 and in 2012 was 571. FTE enrollment in 2011 was 417 and in 2012 was 495.
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PT eatery to offer new experience BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” For the owner of the new waterside restaurant at Point Hudson money is not the only measure of success. â€œWe are looking to create a great customer experience,â€? said Tom Aydelotte about Docâ€™s Marina Grill Port Townsend, located at 141 Hudson St. â€œWeâ€™d rather make a few dollars less and have happy customers than have a lot of record days where customers go away unsatisfied,â€? he said. Aydelotte, who has owned and operated a restaurant on Bainbridge Island since 2003, spoke Friday, 10 days after he opened in Port Townsend. CHARLIE BERMANT/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
TJ Brennan, left, and Liam Wells get instruction from Capt. Joshua Berger, center, on an Adventuress field trip last summer.
Adventuress captain aims to develop â€˜greenâ€™ boats $10,000 fellowship to help support community project BY CHARLIE BERMANT PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
PORT TOWNSEND â€” The captain of the schooner Adventuress has received a $10,000 fellowship that he intends to use to develop a program to develop â€œgreenâ€? standards for building boats. Joshua Berger is one of 40 recipients nationwide of an award given by Toyota and the National Audubon Society. The money is intended to support community projects that engage diverse audiences in habitat, water or energy conservation. â€œOver the past years, we have become â€˜greenâ€™ everywhere else with our new construction techniques,â€? Berger said. â€œThat hasnâ€™t carried over to how we treat the water,â€? he said. â€œThere is a lot we can do.â€?
similar standard for boat construction. This can include the type of paint used on the boatâ€™s hull or the installation of more efficient engines. â€œAs in the land-built environment and the great strides in the green building industry, strides are necessary to begin a process of greening marine vessels,â€? Berger said. â€œExamples of sustainable models are needed to understand and discuss alternatives.â€?
facilitate systemic change throughout the marine industries of Puget Sound,â€? the release said, adding that â€œJoshua is an environmental hero.â€? Maritime education is nothing new to Berger, 37, who has worked on the Adventuress for seven years, three as one of the vesselâ€™s full time captains. The tall ship serves as a floating education platform for more than 5,000 young people and adults annually. Burger also develops education programs and sustainability initiatives, manages a crew of 15 â€” along with a network of hundreds of active volunteers â€” and directs a multiyear ship restoration project. â€œThis is a great opportunity for Joshua and the Adventuress because it will call attention to a very important issue: how to make the maritime trades more environmentally responsible,â€? said Sound Experience Executive Diretor Catherine Collins. â€œHe will be able to develop programs so everyone is on the same page, or in this case on the same ship.â€?
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â€˜Soft openingâ€™ It was a â€œsoft opening,â€? with an attempt to keep everything low-key until the staff has learned all the new systems, â€œEach day, the â€˜muscle memoryâ€™ gets better,â€? Aydelotte said. â€œI want the staff to learn how to handle everything expertly where they can just find something without thinking.â€? Docâ€™s is in the location last occupied by Tâ€™s Restaurant, which closed last December. The space, owned by the Port of Port Townsend, required a bid process to set up the license, and
Aydelotte prevailed over Sirens and Galatea Cafe owner Kris Nelson. Tâ€™s was one of the posher establishments in Port Townsend, but Aydelotte is striving for a more informal feel. â€œWe are a more jeans and T-shirt kind of place, although we will be serving high-quality food,â€? he said. Aydelotte said his steaks measure up to those of any restaurant, posh or not, even though it costs more to serve the really good meat. But, as he says repeatedly, profit isnâ€™t the most important thing. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. While his Bainbridge restaurant serves breakfast, Aydelotte was relieved when the Port asked him to sit that meal out to not compete with its other tenant, the Point Hudson Cafe.
Late night Staying open until 11 p.m. is a rarity in Port Townsend, since few restaurants serve past 9 p.m. Aydelotte hopes to change the townâ€™s eating habits with the later hours and offering something that is worth coming out for. This week he plans to introduce a â€œlate happy hour menu,â€? with sliders, appetizers and other treats to be served from 8 p.m. to closing.
In addition to receiving support launching their conservation initiatives, the fellowship recipients also benefit from specialized training and the opportunity to become part of a network of conservation professionals, according to a prepared statement. â€œJoshua Berger will â€˜Blue Meets Greenâ€™ receive a fellowship award Bergerâ€™s concept of a to initiate a project that ship as a sustainable com- aims to do nothing less than munity is the basis of his project, which he calls â€œWhere Blue Meets Green.â€? It consists of three fivehour sail programs to take place this summer aboard the Adventuress. He plans to invite leaders in the marine trades. â€œWe will bring together these people to try to deter'BNJMJFTr1BSFOUJOH1MBOTr#VTJOFTTFTr/FJHICPSIPPET mine where we are insensiâ€“ Mediation is based on a sliding 3 of the Top Ten 1. Affordable fee scale. tive to green issues and how Reasons to Mediate: 2. Fosters a problem-solving approach. we can change,â€? Berger said. 3. Opportunity for a win-win agreement. Using the Leadership Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process for resolving conflict with the help of a trained neutral professional mediator. in Environmental Energy and Design â€” or LEED XXXQESDPSHr Serving Clallam and Jefferson Counties â€” standard used in new buildings as a guideline, Berger hopes to develop a
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PORT ANGELES â€” The City Council at its monthly work session Tuesday will discuss options for funding the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center director position for the remainder of 2012. The meeting is at 5 p.m. in the Port Angeles City Council chambers at City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St. The arts center needs $52,000 to fund salary and benefits for the position for the rest of this year, Fine Arts Center Foundation President Linda Crow of Port Angeles said. â€œItâ€™s an all-important meeting, and I canâ€™t say Iâ€™m not nervous, but Iâ€™m very eager to find out the outcome of it,â€? Crow said Friday.
Candidate ready to go Crow said a candidate whom she would not identify said she wants the job, which is being vacated Friday by Jake Seniuk, who is retiring after 23 years as director. Mayor Cherie Kidd said Friday the council will not make a decision on the request at the Tuesday work session.
The next regular council meeting is 6 p.m. July 3 in the council chambers. The Arts Center Foundation will discuss a future course of action at its regular board meeting open to the public at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., Crow said. Crow said the prospective candidate has said she would wait until Friday before deciding her next step. â€œA lot depends on what comes out of the Tuesday meeting,â€? Crow said. The director candidate â€œwill work with us to do what is possible,â€? she said. But if it appears that funding is not available, â€œI donâ€™t know what weâ€™ll do,â€? Crow said. â€œAt this moment, we donâ€™t have a Plan B.â€? The agenda for Tuesdayâ€™s meeting calls for a mid-year review of the 2012 budget and a discussion of 2012 funding requests including the Fine Arts Centerâ€™s. â€œThe general fund has a lot of challenges, not just adding additional items that would come out of the general fund, but just taking care of existing commit-
Crews finish moving radioactive capsules THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
RICHLAND â€” Crews have moved more than a third of the highly radioactive capsules kept underwater in central Hanford as a safety precaution. The Tri-City Herald reported that the moves come after the 2011 Japanese nuclear disaster increased attention on preventive measures. Itâ€™s the first time a major relocation of the capsules has been done in
about 20 years. The Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility, or WESF, holds underwater tubelike capsules that contain about a third of the radioactivity at the Hanford nuclear reservation. More than 800 of the capsules were moved within the individual underwater cells of WESF. CH2M Hill spokeswoman Dee Millikin said work began in February .
serâ€™ ot These 500 quatrains were written to challenge, to challenge readers to think in a manner in which they might not have thought before, and to cause them to examine the perspectives from which they view the world. Your comments about Asherâ€™s quatrains are welcome. Keep them coming. Those comments are of interest. They are enlightening and constantly and pleasantly surprising by the range of thought they exhibit. Some of you took my caveat seriously that the quatrains should be read carefully rather than quickly. Several of you inquired about the quatrain series title, i.e., The . D in Roman Numerals is 500.
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ser â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“ 451 400 Punaâ€™s people on deserts high breathing air so pure and thin. Tectonics make their mountains sigh and puna voices rise again.
We all must rein in hard that skill, that gift we all must hold innate. The one that lets us love or kill, without a bent to hesitate.
Izalcoâ€™s voice, never quiet, with steam is raised once more. Anaâ€™s child, a parasite, will puncture sweet El Salvador.
For an egg in a cup, some dark money is gained. For the donor hard-up, how are ethics explained?
Wanting Silver Mountainâ€™s millions, Zelaya morphed to Hugoâ€™s tool. Amid the teardrops crocodilian, whoâ€™s our leader trying to fool?
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We see the world of the Aral, the amazing shrinking sea. Therein, humanityâ€™s peril, no water for Uzbek tea.
Adiaphorous verse, a homily, Should do neither good nor harm. Well done is more than an epiphany no more than a little charm.
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They ping La Pazâ€™s bureaucrats as Evoâ€™s problems grow. Are they Cambas or Croats? All the Americas want to know. I would to congratulate the two readers who identiďŹ ed the â€œforeignâ€? language in my May quatrains as Klingon. Apparently I have some erudite young readers. Asher cordially invites all of you to meet him at the open house for Eyes That Smile, the equine rescue charity, on the 30th of June, from 1 to 5 pm, at 654 Roop Road, just outside Sequim.
â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“ Asher is a local poet. A complete collection of his poetry will be available in the future.
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BURIEN â€” Three North Olympic Peninsula officers graduated from the Basic Law Enforcement Academy last week. Deputy Laticia Wells of the Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Officer Bruce Fernie of the Port Angeles Police Department and Deputy Jeremy Vergin of the Jefferson County Sheriffâ€™s Office were among the 30-member class that successfully completed the 19-week course, according to a statement released by Clallam County Chief Criminal Deputy Ron Cameron on Thursday. The three graduated with other members of Class 681 during ceremonies at the Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien on Wednesday. The officers began aca-
From left are Deputy Laticia Wells of the Clallam County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Officer Bruce Fernie of the Port Angeles Police Department and Deputy Jeremy Vergin of the Jefferson County Sheriffâ€™s Office, all of whom recently graduated from Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Burien.
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unique to their agencies and allow them to demonstrate and refine what they have learned. Wells, who is from Tacoma, will be assigned to the central areas of Clallam County. Her hiring was the direct result of funding received from the Jamestown Sâ€™Klallam tribe, which contracts with the Clallam County sheriff to provide law enforcement services. She has earned degrees in criminal justice and sociology from Central Washington University. Fernie, a Port Angeles police officer, previously was a resident of Kitsap County, but his family has ties to Clallam County. His father was a graduate of Sequim High School, and his grandparents live in rural Clallam County. He earned a bachelorâ€™s degree in criminal justice from Washington State University in 2011. Vergin worked for the past four years as a corrections officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff â€™s Office. He now joins the patrol division and is expected to be assigned ultimately to the West End. He was born and raised in central Minnesota and spent time in the Navy.
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