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Lead found in dam site soil Archaeology may hamper cleanup work BY TOM CALLIS
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PORT ANGELES — The National Park Service is working on a plan to remove lead-contaminated soil from the Elwha Dam. Lead paint used on the dam’s penstocks, now removed, contaminated the soil on the north slope of the hill between the two channels of the Elwha River. It’s unclear how much soil will have to be removed or when the work will take place, Olympic National Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes said. Park Service archaeologists will watch the work closely since the area is believed to be the location of a former Klallam hunting
camp, Maynes ONLINE . . . said. In 2008, archaeologists hired by the park found a large concentration of basalt flakes, made when hunt- ■ Real-time ers chiseled the views of rock to make both sites: arrow heads and http:// tinyurl.com/ spear points. The flakes pdndams were found between 2 feet and 5 feet below the surface, said Bill White, Lower Elwha Klallam tribal archaeologist. No other artifacts were found, he said. Maynes said archaeologists are monitoring all excavating work at the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, which are being demolished as part of a $325 milNATIONAL PARK SERVICE lion river restoration project. The Lower Elwha Klallam There’s no Elwha Dam left at the site where it had stood for 99 years, but lead has been tribe will sign off on the work, found in the slope between the two channels. This image was captured Sunday from the webcam pointed at the work location. White said.
New top Border Patrol agent on job He’ll focus on outreach for swelling Peninsula contingent from the Office of Field Operations who monitor the U.S. port of entry at the Port Angeles ferry BY PAUL GOTTLIEB dock. PENINSULA DAILY NEWS All three agencies operate PORT ANGELES — Virginia- under the administrative born Jay Cumbow, the U.S. Border umbrella of U.S. Customs and Patrol’s new, easygoing agent in Border Protection. charge in Port Angeles, is overseeing a staff of agents that has Security reasons grown by 17 percent since midOffice of Air and Marine September. The number of Border Patrol spokesman Mike Milne said Friagents operating out of the Port day he could not, for security reaAngeles station grew from 36 in sons, release the number of intermid-September to 42 as of Friday, diction agents based in Port Angesaid George Behan, a spokesman les. for U.S. Rep Norm Dicks, whose A spokesman for the Office of 6th Congressional District Field Operations could not be includes Clallam and Jefferson reached late Friday afternoon. counties. Cumbow, whose first day on That doesn’t include air and the job was Jan. 23, heads a Bormarine interdiction agents with der Patrol staff that has grown the Office of Air and Marine who many times during the past six operate out of a headquarters on years under the Department of Port of Port Angeles-owned prop- Homeland Security. erty at 1908 O St. in Port Angeles. TURN TO BORDER/A4 It also doesn’t include agents
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Border Patrol Agent in Charge Jay Cumbow discusses his new North Olympic Peninsula assignment at his office in Port Angeles.
Arts center future in balance 1986 trust pact with city ‘out of date,’ curator says BY TOM CALLIS PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
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Jake Seniuk, director-curator of the city-run Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, is considering funding alternatives.
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center could cost the city as much as $100,000 a year to stay open. The arts center, which includes a gallery and outdoor sculpture
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park, is requesting that the city pay for at least one of its two employees so that it can maintain a balanced budget, said Jake Seniuk, director and curator. The arts center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. is owned by the city, and its two employees — Seniuk and Assistant Director Barbara Slavik — are technically city employees.
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But due to the agreement that created it about 25 years ago, the city has had no obligation to fund the facility, which has survived off of a trust since its inception. “It’s out of date,” Seniuk said. “It’s really keeping us in 1986.” All of the center’s expenses, including the salaries of Seniuk and Slavik, have been covered by the trust account, set up when Esther Barrows Webster bequeathed the land to the city to be used for the arts. TURN
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‘Potter’ star admits being drunk on set DANIEL RADCLIFFE ADMITS he was drunk while filming some scenes for the “Harry Potter” movies during a period in his life where he was drinking “nightly,” the young star said in an interview. “I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem,” Radcliffe said to British celebrity news maga- Radcliffe zine Heat earlier this week. “People with problems like that are very adept at hiding it. It was bad. I don’t want to go into details, but I drank a lot, and it was daily — I mean nightly. “I can honestly say I never drank at work on ‘Harry Potter.’ I went into work still drunk, but I never drank at work. I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes,” the 22-year-old actor said.
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ship with Ellen DeGeneres.” One Million Moms, a project of the American Family Association, earlier said: “DeGeneres is not a true representation of the type of families that shop at their store. The majority of J.C. Penney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there.”
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Passings BEN GAZZARA, 81, whose powerful dramatic performances brought an intensity to a variety of roles and made him a memorable presence in such iconic productions over the decades as the original “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” on Broadway and the film “The Big Lebowski,” has died. Longtime family friend Suzanne Mados said Mr. Gazzara died Friday in ManhatMr. Gazzara tan, N.Y. in 2011 Mados said he died after being placed in hospice care for cancer. Mr. Gazzara was a proponent of method acting, in which the performer attempts to take on the
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thoughts and emotions of the character he’s playing, and it helped him achieve stardom early in his career with two stirring Broadway performances. In 1955, he originated the role of Brick Pollitt, the disturbed alcoholic son and failed football star in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Mr. Gazzara made his movie debut in 1957 in “The Strange One,” Calder Willingham’s bitter drama about brutality at a Southern military school. He had previously played the lead role of the psychopathic cadet, Jocko de Paris, on Broadway in Willingham’s stage version of the story, “End of Man.” He followed that film with “Anatomy of a Murder,” in which he played a
man on trial for murdering a tavern keeper who had been accused of raping his wife. In the 1970s, he teamed with his friend director John Cassavetes for three films, “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie” and “Opening Night.”
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the Jefferson County Courthouse as the three county State Highways Direccommissioners took opinDID YOU HEAR about tor Lacey V. Murrow and ions on the proposed resoluthe self-help group for com- his department’s chief lawtion to declare the county a pulsive talkers? It’s called yer have given the Legislanuclear-weapons-free zone. On & On Anon. ture the final sections to Of the 44 who testified Today’s Monologue the proposed highway code. before the commissioners, Among the proposals: 32 favored passage, 10 ■ Increasing the top Lottery opposed, one asked for a highway speed from 40 to legally binding ordinance 1962 (50 years ago) 50 mph. LAST NIGHT’S LOTand one remained neutral. ■ Repealing archaic James W. Morse of Port TERY results are available Because of the controcounty road laws dating Angeles has been on a timely basis by phonversy, the commissioners appointed special liaison ing, toll-free, 800-545-7510 back to territorial days. voted to continue the pub■ Issuing unrestricted, officer in Western Washing- 1987 (25 years ago) or on the Internet at www. lic hearing and take it on More than 160 people ton for the federal Bureau conditional and restricted walottery.com/Winning the road to the Tri-Area Numbers. crowded into a courtroom at and Quilcene. licenses to operate vehicles. of Indian Affairs. ■ Completing state participation in the new national highway numbering system, including designating the state’s Olympic Highway as part of United States Highway 101, extending the Pacific Coast Highway from California.
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TODAY IS MONDAY, Feb. 6, the 37th day of 2012. There are 329 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: ■ On Feb. 6, 1952, Britain’s King George VI died at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England; he was succeeded as monarch by his daughter, who became Queen Elizabeth II. On this date: ■ In 1778, the United States won official recognition from France with the signing of a Treaty of Alliance in Paris. ■ In 1788, Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. ■ In 1862, during the Civil War, Fort Henry in Tennessee fell
to Union forces. ■ In 1899, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain was ratified by the U.S. Senate. ■ In 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was born in Tampico, Ill. ■ In 1912, Adolf Hitler’s longtime companion, Eva Braun, was born in Munich. ■ In 1922, Cardinal Archille Ratti was elected pope; he took the name Pius XI. ■ In 1933, the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, the socalled “lame duck” amendment, was proclaimed in effect by Secretary of State Henry Stimson.
■ In 1959, the United States successfully test-fired for the first time a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile from Cape Canaveral, Fla. ■ In 1978, Muriel Humphrey took the oath of office as a United States senator from Minnesota, filling the seat of her late husband, former Vice President Hubert Humphrey. ■ In 1992, 16 people were killed when a C-130 military transport plane crashed in Evansville, Ind. ■ Ten years ago: A federal judge in Alexandria, Va., ordered John Walker Lindh, the so-called “American Taliban,” held without bail pending trial. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II
reached a bittersweet milestone, somberly marking 50 years as monarch on the anniversary of the death of her father, King George VI. ■ Five years ago: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki complained that the long-awaited Baghdad security operation was off to a slow start, but he also reassured Iraqis that security forces would live up to their responsibilities. ■ One year ago: Egypt’s vice president met with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and other opposition groups and offered sweeping concessions, including granting press freedom and rolling back police powers in the government’s latest attempt to end two weeks of upheaval.
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A3 Briefly: Nation Santorum says Komen right to cut funds LOVELAND, Colo. — GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum sounded off on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure decision to cut off funds to Planned Parenthood for breast exams, which it reversed in part Friday. “I don’t believe breast cancer research is advanced by funding an organization that does abortions,” said SantoSantorum rum on “Fox News Sunday.” A 2007 study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine studying 105,716 women found no link between breast cancer and abortions. “I don’t think it’s a particularly healthy way of contributing money to further the cause of breast cancer, but that’s for private organizations like Susan G. Komen to make that decision,” continued Santorum.
David Schlosser, of the U.S. Park Police, said Sunday one person was charged with felony assault on a police officer and assault with a deadly weapon. The person is accused of hitting an officer in the face with a brick. The officer was treated at an area hospital.
Barista still missing
ANCHORAGE, Alaskas — Police here are searching for a missing 18-year-old woman who was last seen working as a barista at a drive-through coffee stand Wednesday night. Police said that Samantha Koenig’s shift at Common Grounds Espresso ended at 8 p.m. but that she was not there Koenig when her boyfriend came to pick her up. Authorities are looking at surveillance video from the coffee stand and possibly a nearby business. So far, there is no evidence of foul play, police said. Samantha Koenig’s father, James Koenig, said he believes she was abducted. It is not like 11 Occupiers arrested her to take off, he said. “At this time, we’re contactWASHINGTON — Authoriing her friends, family, all the ties say 11 people have been people that know her, trying to arrested in Washington’s find out if anyone saw her, if McPherson Square since park police began clearing away tents anyone heard from her,” police Sgt. Slawomir Markiewicz said. from one of the nation’s last remaining Occupy sites. The Associated Press
Briefly: World Iran vows to hit nations staging an attack on it TEHRAN, Iran — A warning issued by a senior Guard commander Sunday is the latest Iranian threat tied to growing tensions over its nuclear program and Western sanctions. The comments from Gen. Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard, Iran’s most powerful military force, appeared to be a warning to Iran’s neighbors not to let their territory or airspace be used as a base for an attack. “Any place where enemy offensive operations against the Islamic Republic of Iran originate will be the target of a reciprocal attack by the Guard’s fighting units,” the Fars news agency quoted Salami as saying. The Revolutionary Guard started maneuvers Saturday, following naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz, additional muscle flexing to ward off the prospect of a military strike against its nuclear facilities. Western allies charge Iran is producing atomic weapons.
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WASHINGTON — The rate of sexually transmitted diseases has more than doubled among middle-aged adults and the elderly in the United States. Canada and Britain over the past decade, according to a report written by researchers from King’s College London and Thomas’ Hospital London, in the Student British Medical Journal. The authors, Dr. Ranjababu Kulasegaram, and final year medical student Rachel von Simson, explain that a significant number of older adults appear not to be practicing safe sex, though the causes are far from certain. One possible cause could be the popularity of erectile dysfunction drugs that have made sex possible for millions of aging men. Or it could be the determination of baby boomers, who ushered in the sexual revolution, to stay sexually active as they age. Or it might be the low rate of condom use among older couples, who no longer worry about pregnancy and may not think they are at risk for STDs.
Reasons unclear The contribution of any or all of these factors to the rising STD rate in this age group is not clear, experts said, because very few researchers have studied the issue. “If you want to know about sexually transmitted infections in teens and younger adults, there
“Just like younger people, older people who are sexually active are at risk for STDs.”
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are plenty of studies to look at, but there is almost nothing to tell us why rates are increasing among older adults,” said von Simson. “We just know there are more infections being diagnosed now than in the past,” she said. According the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, close to 2,550 cases of syphilis were reported among adults between the ages of 45 and 65 in 2010, up from around 900 cases in 2000. The number of reported chlamydia cases in the age group almost tripled, from around 6,700 in 2000 to 19,600 a decade later. In its 2010 report “Sex, Romance, and Relationships,” the American Association of Retired Persons surveyed a middle-aged and older Americans about their sex lives. Among the survey’s findings: !" Almost 3 out of 10 respondents (28 percent) said they had sex at least once a week. Almost half of those said they were single but dating or engaged. Thirty-six percent of those said they were married. !" Eighty-five percent of men and 61 percent of women said sex was important to their quality of life.
!" Only 12 percent of single men who were dating and 32 percent of single women who were dating reported always using condoms during sex. In a 2010 study, Dr. Anupam B. Jena and his colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School examined the impact of erectile dysfunction drugs on the rising STD rate in the elderly. The dramatic increase in the use of ED drugs since their introduction in 1998 has coincided with the rise in STDs among the elderly.
Viagra to blame? Men in the study who took Cialis, Levitra or Viagra reportedly had about twice the risk for being diagnosed with an STD as men who didn’t take the drugs. But their risk was also higher in the year before they filled their first prescription for an erectile dysfunction drug. “We showed that men who used erectile dysfunction drugs had higher rates of STDs before they purchased the drugs,” Jena said, adding that physicians should discuss STD risk when prescribing the drugs. Von Simson said that sexually active older patients may be reluctant to discuss their sex lives with their doctors, and vice versa. “But it is a conversation they need to have,” she said. “Just like younger people, older people who are sexually active are at risk for STDs.”
used foreign funds to foment unrest. Egypt’s military rulers had already deeply strained ties with Washington with S. LaHood their crackdown on U.S.funded groups promoting democracy and human rights and accused of stirring up violence in the aftermath of the uprising a year ago that ousted Hosni Mubarak. The decision to send 43 workers from the various groups to trials marks a sharp escalation in the dispute.
2 filmmakers killed
SYDNEY — Award-winning American cinematographer Mike deGruy, 60, of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Australian television writer-producer Andrew Wight, 52, died in a helicopter crash in eastern Australia, their employer National Geographic said Sunday. The two died Saturday when their chopper crashed after takeoff from an airstrip near Nowra, 97 miles north of Sydney. Australia’s ABC News Referred to trial reported that Wight was pilotCAIRO — Ignoring a U.S. ing the helicopter. threat to cut off aid, Egypt on National Geographic and Sunday referred 19 Americans, “Titanic” director James Camincluding Sam LaHood, son of eron said in a joint statement U.S. Transportation Secretary that said “the deep-sea commuRay LaHood, and 24 other nity lost two of its finest” with employees of nonprofit groups to the deaths of the two underwatrial before a criminal court on ter documentary specialists. accusations that they illegally The Associated Press
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Oil recovery experts return to the harbor of Giglio, Italy, after docking a barge to the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia on Sunday.
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ROME — Underwater operations have resumed aimed at readying the shipwrecked Costa Concordia for the removal of tons of oil from its tanks. After days of stormy weather, seas off the Tuscan island of Giglio were calm enough Sunday to resume work. But the Italian government office overseeing salvage and rescue operations said winds were increasing and that the work would be halted before seas become too choppy.
Divers’ search of the half-submerged vessel for the bodies of the 15 people missing in the Jan. 13 capsizing remains suspended due to sea conditions. At least 17 people died after the cruise ship rammed a reef off Giglio and flipped over on its side. Rough seas so far have thwarted efforts to pump out the fuel to avoid pollution of pristine waters. Meanwhile, a pregnant woman who miscarried after the cruise ship wreck off the coast of Italy last month is set to sue the ves-
sel’s owners for $1.3 million in damages, Italian media said. The 30-year-old Italian, identified only as Cristina M, was four months pregnant when she set off on the Costa Concordia cruise. Although she escaped the sinking ship in a lifeboat, she was admitted to hospital last week with a miscarriage. Her doctors said she likely lost her baby because of psychological stress suffered both during the evacuation and when her lifeboat smashed against rocks as it headed for the nearby shore.
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World: Three Tibetans self-immolate in protest
THE THREE MUSHROOM pickers who were found safe near Gold Beach, Ore., on Saturday took refuge in a hollowed-out tree after getting lost in a forest, fighting wintry chills for six days and drinking water from streams. Searchers saw Belinda and Daniel Conne, and 25-year-old son, Michael, roughly 330 miles southwest of Portland and airlifted them to a Gold Beach hospital. “It’s a miracle, really,” said Curry County Sheriff John Bishop, who said Daniel Conne suffered a back injury, Belinda Conne had hypothermia, and their son had a sprained foot and minor frostbite.
THE SECOND OF a pair of Princess Cruise Line ships that reported an outbreak of norovirus arrived at Port Everglades in Florida Sunday morning. More than 100 passengers onboard the Ruby Princess contracted the virus, which is a highly contagious gastrointestinal illness. Saturday, the Crown Princess docked at the port following a sevenday cruise. A total of 140 passengers and 18 crew members were sick. The cruise line sent warnings to passengers leaving Saturday and Sunday that the outbreak would briefly delay their trips due to a stem-to-stern cleaning and disinfection.
20TH CENTURY Fox release “Chronicle,” featuring a relatively unknown cast as youths who gain telekinetic abilities, debuted as the No. 1 movie with $22 million. Studio estimates put “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe’s ghost story, “The Woman in Black,” from CBS Films, just behind with a $21 million opening. Liam Neeson’s Alaska survival tale, “The Grey,” slipped to No. 3 with $9.5 million. At No. 4 with an $8.5 million debut was another Alaska adventure, Universal Pictures’ family film “Big Miracle,” with Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski aiming to save three whales trapped by Arctic ice.
THREE LIVESTOCK HERDERS in Sichuan Province set themselves on fire to protest what they saw as political and religious repression at the hands of the Chinese authorities. The latest cases bring the total selfimmolations by ethnic Tibetans over the past year to 19. They were also apparently the first by lay people, rather than current or former members of the clergy, suggesting that selfimmolation may be gaining popularity as a form of dissent. The self-immolations took place Friday in a remote village in Seda County, but reports did not surface until the weekend.
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Border: Building construction right on schedule CONTINUED FROM A1 There were four agents in 2006, a number that grew to 24 in April 2009 and which has now grown by 42 percent in fewer than three years. Cumbow and his staff will soon move from the Richard B. Anderson Federal Building in downtown Port Angeles into a remodeled, $5.7 million North Olympic Peninsula headquarters at 110 S. Penn St. on Port Angelesâ€™ east side that has a capacity of 50 agents. The sprawling facility is on schedule for completion by mid-April, Border Patrol spokesman Jeffrey Jones said last week. Its agents cover Clallam and Jefferson counties. Their increased presence has sparked demonstrations in front of the new headquarters site by those upset by the agentsâ€™ increased presence on the North Olympic Peninsula. In an interview in his office, Cumbow said he was eager to engage in the â€œcommunity outreachâ€? that the Border Patrol is trying to
with the human rights group and the community,â€? Blaine Sector spokesman Jeffrey Jones said last week. â€œIt served as a good opportunity to introduce the new [patrol agent in charge].â€?
â€œOur whole goal is to build good relationships with our law enforcement partners, and to leave it better than we found it. Itâ€™s the same thing with our community. Our agents live in this community. We are here to make our community better while protecting this country.â€?
JAY CUMBOW Arrived from Texas Border Patrol agent in charge Cumbow was an agent
encourage to allay that criticism. The detractors have included Port Angeles Border Patrol Agent Christian Sanchez, whose July 29 testimony in Washington, D.C., to a watchdog group, the Sunlight Foundation Advisory Committee on Transparency, focused national media attention on Cumbowâ€™s new posting. Sanchez said the Port Angeles Border Patrol station is an overstaffed â€œblack holeâ€? with â€œno purpose, no mission.â€? Sanchez said that after he told supervisors there was little for him to do and that â€œour station was misusing federal funds,â€? he and his family, including his two daughters, were subjected
to â€œugly harassmentâ€? by federal officials. Border Patrol Blaine Sector spokesman Richard Sinks said Friday that Sanchez is still working in Port Angeles. During Cumbowâ€™s first day on the job, he met with members of Forks Human Rights Group, which is opposed to heightened Border Patrol activities on the West End. The meeting was arranged by the Border Patrolâ€™s Blaine Sector office, which covers Alaska, Oregon and the western half of Washington state and has stations in Port Angeles, Blaine, Sumas and Bellingham. â€œThis is a good example of open communication
in the Rio Grande Valley Sector in South Texas before heading for Port Angeles, which he had never visited. His wife, Leila, 47, a Border Patrol agent in McAllen, Texas, plans to move to Washington state to join him. She will work in the Blaine Sector, though not at the Port Angeles station, he said. For now, Cumbow is living in Sequim. Cumbow pledged to look into criticism of the Border Patrol as he learns the lay of the land and reads as much as he can about the North Olympic Peninsula. â€œIâ€™ve got a whole lot of material to go through and a whole lot of people to talk to,â€? he said in a soft drawl
fostered in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where he grew up. To that end, Cumbow has already met with law enforcement agencies on the North Olympic Peninsula, which can call on the Border Patrol for translation assistance at traffic stops â€” which can in turn result in the arrest of illegal immigrants. â€œOur whole goal is to build good relationships with our law enforcement partners, and to leave it better than we found it,â€? Cumbow said. â€œItâ€™s the same thing with our community. Our agents live in this community. We are here to make our community better while protecting this country.â€?
Sheriffâ€™s meeting Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict has met with Cumbow. â€œHeâ€™s a wonderful guy whoâ€™s well-educated, and weâ€™ll have a wonderful working relationship,â€? said Benedict, whose deputies uses translation assistance from the Border Patrol for traffic stops.
â€œI still stand by the fact that I have questions about whether we truly need 60 or 70 agents,â€? a total Benedict posited by estimating the number of Border Patrol agents combined with Office of Air and Marine interdiction agents and Office of Field Operations agents. Cumbow said he is looking forward to moving into the new headquarters just three months after he moved to a place he had never been before. â€œChanges are a fact of life in the Border Patrol,â€? he said. Cumbow, who replaces Todd McCool, assumed command from Acting Patrol Agent in Charge Jason Carroll, who will stay on as the current assistant patrol agent in charge.
________ Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-417-3536 or at email@example.com. The first part of this two-part series can be accessed online today at www.peninsuladailynews. com or after today at http://tinyurl. com/borderpdn.
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BELLINGHAM â€” A Whatcom County woman who impersonated her dead mother to receive her motherâ€™s pension benefits has been sentenced to four years in prison. The Bellingham Herald reported that 60-year-old Loewen Craft collected more than $3,000 per month from her motherâ€™s pension after Betty Becker
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TACOMA â€” A Tacoma man who stabbed his exgirlfriend to death while their daughter held a slumber party in the next room has been sentenced to 38 years in prison. Prosecutors said Alphonso Albert Bell stabbed Georgia Gunzer at least 20 times in the bedroom of her apartment in January 2011. Court records show their daughter and some friends were asleep in the living room at the time. Bell pleaded guilty in December to second-degree ________ murder. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Reporter Tom Callis can be reached at 360-417-3532 or at James Orland sentenced tom.callis@peninsuladailynews. him Friday. com. The Associated Press
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